Sample records for international lending institutions

  1. 36 CFR 1284.30 - Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for exhibit purposes?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for exhibit...NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION NARA FACILITIES EXHIBITS § 1284.30 Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for...

  2. 36 CFR 1284.30 - Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for exhibit purposes?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2012-07-01 true Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for exhibit...NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION NARA FACILITIES EXHIBITS § 1284.30 Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for...

  3. 36 CFR 1284.30 - Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for exhibit purposes?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for exhibit...NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION NARA FACILITIES EXHIBITS § 1284.30 Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for...

  4. 36 CFR 1284.30 - Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for exhibit purposes?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for exhibit...NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION NARA FACILITIES EXHIBITS § 1284.30 Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for...

  5. 36 CFR 1284.30 - Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for exhibit purposes?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for exhibit...NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION NARA FACILITIES EXHIBITS § 1284.30 Does NARA lend documents to other institutions for...

  6. 12 CFR 613.3200 - International lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...United States. (d) International business operations. A bank for...and facilitates the international business operations of such cooperatives...for imports, exports, or international business operations shall not...

  7. 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

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  9. Harvard Institute for International Development

    E-print Network

    Harvard Institute for International Development HARVARD UNIVERSITY Development Discussion Papers and President and Fellows of Harvard College #12;DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION PAPERS CENTRAL AMERICA PROJECT SERIES Gerardo Esquivel is a Development Associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID

  10. Institute for International Economics (IIE)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  11. Harvard Institute for International Development

    E-print Network

    Harvard Institute for International Development HARVARD UNIVERSITY The State of State Government © Copyright 1999 Nirupam Bajpai, Jeffrey D. Sachs, and President and Fellows of Harvard College Development is an Associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) and the Director of HIID's India

  12. Banking on Democracy: The Political Economy of International Private Bank Lending in Emerging Markets

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Javier Rodríguez; Javier Santiso

    2008-01-01

    Clearly, a new agenda is emerging for private international banks. Political issues such as human rights seem to be a current concern. But what about democracy? What about political regimes? Are they taken into account by private banks when they decide whether to invest in a country? Put another way, do private banks have democratic political preferences? In this article,

  13. Institute for International Public Policy Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Institute for International Public Policy program provides a single grant to assist a consortia of institutions of higher education in establishing an institute designed to increase the representation of minorities in international service, including private international voluntary organizations and the Foreign Service of the United States. A…

  14. Collateral Damage: Interlibrary Loan Lending Denials

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leykam, Andrew

    2009-01-01

    The intent of this paper is to explore the potential of utilizing interlibrary loan (ILL) data relating to lending denials to improve ILL services while highlighting institutional policies that have a negative impact on lending fulfillment rates. Reasons for denial as well as the types of requests being denied are reviewed. In addition, the author…

  15. Can Social Cohesion Be Harnessed to Repair Market Failures? Evidence from Group Lending in Guatemala

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bruce Wydick

    1999-01-01

    The success of group lending in developing countries has been attributed to the ability of the institution to mitigate asymmetric information problems in credit markets. Previous research has offered a number of explanations for this phenomenon: social ties between borrowing group members, internal group pressure to repay loans, and peer monitoring. This research presents empirical tests on borrowing group data

  16. The Ability of Banks to Lend to Informationally Opaque Small Businesses

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Allen N. Berger; Leora F. Klapper; Gregory F. Udell

    1999-01-01

    August 2001Large and foreign-owned institutions may have difficulty extending relationship loans to informationally opaque small firms. Bank distress does not appear to affect small business lending, although even small firms may react to bank distress by borrowing from multiple banks.Consolidation of the banking industry is shifting assets into larger institutions that often operate in many nations. Large international financial institutions

  17. Internal Benchmarking for Institutional Effectiveness

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ronco, Sharron L.

    2012-01-01

    Internal benchmarking is an established practice in business and industry for identifying best in-house practices and disseminating the knowledge about those practices to other groups in the organization. Internal benchmarking can be done with structures, processes, outcomes, or even individuals. In colleges or universities with multicampuses or a…

  18. Research Report International Water Management Institute

    E-print Network

    Scott, Christopher

    , 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 in the water-short Guanajuato river basin, Mexico. Colombo, Sri Lanka. Research Report 41. Colombo, Sri Lanka

  19. International Partner Institutions Carnegie Mellon University

    E-print Network

    Bernacchia, Alberto

    International Partner Institutions USA · Carnegie Mellon University · Lafayette College · New York of Aberdeen, UK · University of degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy · University of Edinburgh, UK · University Phone: +49-421-200-4310 E-Mail: internationalprograms@jacobs-university.de www.jacobs-university.de/international

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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).

  1. International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)

  2. Institute for the Study of International Migration

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  3. Domestic institutions, strategic interests, and international conflict 

    E-print Network

    Clare, Joseph Daniel

    2007-04-25

    of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Vesna Danilovic Guy Whitten Committee Members, Ahmer Tarar Charles Hermann Head of Department, Patricia Hurley December 2006 Major Subject: Political Science iii ABSTRACT... Domestic Institutions, Strategic Interests, and International Conflict. (December 2006) Joseph Daniel Clare, B.S., Central Michigan University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Vesna Danilovic...

  4. International Seed Saving Institute: Basic Seed Saving

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This straightforward site from the International Seed Saving Institute on Basic Seed Saving will be of use to any growers interested in learning how to save seeds from season to season. The site provides links "to specific seed saving instructions for 27 common vegetables" including many favorites like corn, carrots, broccoli, and lettuce. The site also links to a glossary of seed saving terms and a six-step Seed Saving Tutorial.

  5. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  6. International Interdisciplinary Research Institute Project in Senegal

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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. )

  7. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The International Federation of Library Association and Institutions is "the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users." Started in 1927 in Edinburgh, the Federation currently has over 1700 members located in 150 countries. From the siteâ??s main page, visitors can read the Federationâ??s governing documents, search a directory of current members and affiliates, and learn about their annual conference. The section detailing the fellowships and grants administered by the Federation will be especially helpful to aspiring library and information professionals who are seeking to enhance their training, or those looking for funding for new projects in the arena of librarianship. Library and information professionals will definitely want to check out the past conference proceedings (which include many papers presented in each session), which date back to the 1993 conference held in Barcelona. Finally, the Electronic Collections portion of the page holds a number of useful links, including many dealing with metadata resources, upcoming digital collections from around the world, and information on copyright and intellectual property issues.

  8. 77 FR 37265 - Lending Limits

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-21

    ...transactions, repurchase agreements, reverse repurchase agreements, securities lending...derivative transaction, repurchase agreement, reverse repurchase agreement, securities...derivative transaction, repurchase agreement, reverse repurchase agreement, securities...

  9. Tyumen State University Regional Institute for International Cooperation

    E-print Network

    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    not hesitate to contact us: Regional Institute for International Cooperation at Tyumen State University 10Tyumen State University Regional Institute for International Cooperation Russian Language & Culture our unique project for students and staff, interested in studying the Russian language and learning

  10. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  11. The International Forestry Resources and Institutions

    E-print Network

    Edwards, Paul N.

    forest conditions IFRI's Central Questions #12;To Answer these Questions, Consistent Data Needed across? · A unique, interdisciplinary, international research network on local forest governance. · Established researchers) · A growing international database of cross-national, time-series data on forests, people

  12. The Role of Multilateral Institutions in International Trade Cooperation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Giovanni Maggi

    1999-01-01

    The World Trade Organization (WFO) lacks the power to directly enforce agreements. It is, therefore, important to understand what role the WTO can play to facilitate international cooperation and whether a multilateral institution can offer distinct advantages over a web of bilateral agreements. This paper examines two potential benefits of a multilateral trade institution: first, verifying violations of the agreements

  13. International Conference on Developing Digital Institutional Repositories: Experiences and Challenges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shirley W. Leung

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – To outline some of the presentations at the International Conference on Developing Digital Institutional Repositories: Experiences and Challenges, held in Hong Kong, SAR, in December 2004. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A brief description of some of the presentations at the conference. Findings – With increasing interest in the subject of institutional repository (IR) among academic and research libraries, the conference

  14. Schooling Resources, Educational Institutions and Student Performance: the International Evidence

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ludger Woesmann

    2003-01-01

    This paper estimates the effects of family background, resources and institutions on mathematics and science performance using an international database of more than 260,000 students from 39 countries which includes extensive background information at the student, teacher, school and system level. The student-level estimations show that international differences in student performance cannot be attributed to resource differences but are considerably

  15. Improving the Internal Accounting Controls of Educational Institutions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Apostolou, Nicholas G.; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Accounting controls are primarily concerned with methods and procedures that safeguard an entity's assets and ensure the reliability of its financial records. This article discusses internal control objectives as applied to educational institutions, outlines specific steps necessary to develop an effective internal control system, and mentions…

  16. International Financial Institution Policies of Conditionality and Public Pedagogy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  18. Illinois Institute of Technology International Center

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    Islands A valid U.S. entry visa is not required if you travel to a contiguous territory (Canada, Mexico before entering Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands. Please contact the appropriate consulate travel signature from the International Center. Travel Procedures to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean

  19. South Carolina's SC LENDS: Optimizing Libraries, Transforming Lending

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hamby, Rogan; McBride, Ray; Lundberg, Maria

    2011-01-01

    Since SC LENDS started operating in June 2009, more public libraries have come on board. All of this on the back end connects to a Mozilla-based staff client that has distributions for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, using SSL encryption to keep communications secure and private between remote libraries and the servers hosted at a high-end…

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

    PubMed Central

    SHEN, YAN; SHEN, MINGGAO; XU, ZHONG; BAI, YING

    2014-01-01

    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 asset is an insignificant factor for banks’ decision on small- and medium-enterprise (SME) lending, but more local lending authority, more competition, carefully designed incentive schemes, and stronger law enforcement encourage commercial banks to lend to SMEs.

  1. Preschool Lending Libraries: What Works?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Georgia A. Franyo; Barbara H. Settles

    1996-01-01

    Comprehensive lending libraries that included books for children and adults, videos, toys, games, and puzzles were an integral part of a program designed to reduce the likelihood of future substance abuse in children attending preschool centers in high?risk neighborhoods in Wilmington, Delaware. This study examined 4 centers to identify possible factors resulting in higher library usage by parents. Quantitative data

  2. The Effect of Credit Market Competition on Lending Relationships

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

  3. International Student Persistence in U.S. Postsecondary Institutions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mamiseishvili, Ketevan

    2012-01-01

    The study used the data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study data set to observe the characteristics of international students in their first-year in college and examine the factors that influenced their persistence in U.S. postsecondary institutions. Results from logistic regression analysis revealed that GPA, degree…

  4. International Epidemic Intelligence at the Institut de Veille Sanitaire, France

    PubMed Central

    Rotureau, Brice; Tarantola, Arnaud; Paquet, Christophe

    2007-01-01

    The French Institute for Public Health Surveillance monitors health events of potential international importance occurring worldwide to provide timely warning to French health authorities. We reviewed the nature and place of occurrence of the last 200 events. From an individual country’s perspective, the need for multiple sources is emphasized. PMID:18258016

  5. 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.

  6. 12 CFR 7.4008 - Lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...and expected cash flows, net worth, other relevant financial...authorized non-real estate lending powers are not applicable to national...the non-real estate lending powers of national banks and apply...non-real estate lending powers: (1) Contracts;...

  7. 75 FR 50936 - Loan Policies and Operations; Lending and Leasing Limits and Risk Management

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-18

    ...financial lending markets that System institutions, along with all other...turbulent over the years. The System has not been immune to these financial or agricultural...industry (namely ethanol) that the System funded left many System...

  8. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart D of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and geographic market (e.g., limits on higher...Thrift Lender test. • Market conditions. The institution...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending area so...

  9. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart D of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and geographic market (e.g., limits on higher...Thrift Lender test. • Market conditions. The institution...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending area so...

  10. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart A of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and geographic market (e.g., limits on higher...Thrift Lender test. • Market conditions. The institution...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending area so...

  11. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart D of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and geographic market (e.g., limits on higher...Thrift Lender test. • Market conditions. The institution...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending area so...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and geographic market (e.g., limits on higher...Thrift Lender test. • Market conditions. The institution...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending area so...

  13. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart A of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and geographic market (e.g., limits on higher...Thrift Lender test. • Market conditions. The institution...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending area so...

  14. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and geographic market (e.g., limits on higher...Thrift Lender test. • Market conditions. The institution...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending area so...

  15. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and geographic market (e.g., limits on higher...Thrift Lender test. • Market conditions. The institution...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending area so...

  16. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart A of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and geographic market (e.g., limits on higher...Thrift Lender test. • Market conditions. The institution...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending area so...

  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. Babcock Institute for International Dairy Research and Development

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    In keeping with the tradition of "The Wisconsin Idea," the Babcock Institute for International Dairy Research and Development Web site features material that will be of great interest to the general public, researchers, and those directly involved in the dairy industry. Pertinent sections on the site include areas devoted to recent publications dealing with topical dairy research, the Institute's current research agenda, outreach projects, and educational tools. The educational tools section of the site offer information to those seeking to learn more about dairy science, or for those who seeking to translate dairy terms into several different languages. Additionally, all of the materials on the site are available in Spanish, and a calendar highlights upcoming events sponsored by the Institute.

  19. International certification in developing countries: the role of internal and external institutional pressure.

    PubMed

    Fikru, Mahelet G

    2014-11-01

    This paper examines the different internal and external institutional factors that affect the decision of businesses in developing countries to adopt international certification (IC). Past studies focus on pressure from international laws, the role of multinationals, and businesses mimicking practices of their counterparts in developed countries. This paper finds that, in addition to these external factors, internal factors may have a significant role. Even though environmental regulation is weak in developing countries, governments do not ignore industrial pollution and casualties. They respond by increasing bureaucratic regulations for businesses and this can affect the decision to adopt IC. Furthermore, internal pressure may come from workers' unions that push for a safe and healthy working environment. PMID:24975804

  20. MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FR AUSLNDISCHES UND INTERNATIONALES SOZIALRECHT MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN AND INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL LAW

    E-print Network

    MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT F�R AUSL�NDISCHES UND INTERNATIONALES SOZIALRECHT MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN AND INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL LAW Henning Frankenberger FaMI-Ausbildung in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 21. Oktober 2008 Ausbildertreffen im Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften

  1. The Tying of Lending and Equity Underwriting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven Drucker; Manju Puri

    2004-01-01

    This article examines the practice of tying,' which occurs when an underwriter lends to an issuer around the time of a public securities offering. We examine whether there are efficiencies from tying lending and underwriting which lead to benefits for issuers and underwriters. We find evidence consistent with tying occurring for issues when there are informational economies of scope from

  2. 12 CFR 160.170 - Records for lending transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... false Records for lending transactions. 160.170 Section 160.170 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY...DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING AND INVESTMENT § 160.170 Records for lending transactions. In...

  3. 12 CFR 34.62 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area to ensure that its real estate lending policies continue...be appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies...

  4. 12 CFR 365.2 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area to ensure that its real estate lending policies continue...be appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies...

  5. 12 CFR 390.265 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area...appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies adopted...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending...

  6. 12 CFR 34.62 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area to ensure that its real estate lending policies continue...be appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies...

  7. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area...appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies adopted...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending...

  8. 12 CFR 160.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area...appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies adopted...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending...

  9. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area...appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies adopted...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending...

  10. 12 CFR 34.62 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area to ensure that its real estate lending policies continue...be appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies...

  11. 12 CFR 208.51 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area to ensure that its real estate lending policies...appropriate for current market conditions. (d...Interagency guidelines. The real estate lending policies...

  12. 12 CFR 390.265 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area...appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies adopted...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending...

  13. 12 CFR 365.2 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area to ensure that its real estate lending policies continue...be appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies...

  14. 12 CFR 365.2 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area to ensure that its real estate lending policies continue...be appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies...

  15. 12 CFR 208.51 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area to ensure that its real estate lending policies...appropriate for current market conditions. (d...Interagency guidelines. The real estate lending policies...

  16. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area...appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies adopted...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending...

  17. 12 CFR 390.265 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area...appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies adopted...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending...

  18. 12 CFR 160.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area...appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies adopted...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending...

  19. 12 CFR 208.51 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area to ensure that its real estate lending policies...appropriate for current market conditions. (d...Interagency guidelines. The real estate lending policies...

  20. 12 CFR 160.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...monitor conditions in the real estate market in its lending area...appropriate for current market conditions. (d) The real estate lending policies adopted...monitor conditions in the real estate markets in its lending...

  1. 77 FR 76841 - Lending Limits

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-31

    ...transactions and securities financing transactions, including an internal model option. The...transaction or securities financing transaction on or...that wish to use an internal model method to...transactions and securities financing transactions...

  2. International Research Institute for Climate Prediction: ENSO Web

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    "Sure has been a warm winter," or "It's kind of been a cool spring, don't you think?" is the kind of weather-related smalltalk humans have grown to love. But with these anecdotal statements comes science and the ENSO Web site is just the place to go to better understand the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO. As the site states in The Simple Picture section, ENSO "is a system of interactions between the equatorial Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere above it...El Nino is when the equatorial Pacific is warmer than average, and La Nina is when it is cooler than average." This site, part of the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction is located at the Lamont-Doherty campus of Columbia University, provides a lot of great information for the curious climate enthusiast, educators searching for reliable teaching information, or students researching climate-related information.

  3. Illinois Institute of Technology International Center 1 Updating Your Address through My IIT

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    Illinois Institute of Technology ­ International Center 1 Updating Your Address through My IIT HOW TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS Step 1 Log in to your MY IIT Student Portal at www.my.iit.edu using your IIT email ID@iit.edu #12;Illinois Institute of Technology ­ International Center 2 Updating Your Address through My IIT

  4. 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…

  5. "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…

  6. FREEMAN SPOGLI INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM ON ENERGY AND

    E-print Network

    development. In 2009, Tu was appointed by the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment. In addition, Kathy Lung's logistical arrangement has made the contracting process both efficient and pleasant Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCIC

  7. An internal dose monitoring program at an academic research institution 

    E-print Network

    Carsten, Keith Eric

    1997-01-01

    This thesis describes the development of an internal dose monitoring program for radioactive material based on the recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) in Publication 26, "Recommendations...

  8. INSTITUTIONAL DISTANCE AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGIES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    DELIA IONASCU; KLAUS E. MEYER; SAUL ESTRIN

    2004-01-01

    The concept of ‘distance’ has been used by international business scholars to explain variations in international business strategies and operations across countries. The more distant a host country is from the organizational centre of a multinational enterprise (MNE), the more it has to manage cultural, regulatory and cognitive differences, and to develop appropriate entry strategies, organizational forms, and internal procedures

  9. 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…

  10. The ability of banks to lend to informationally opaque small businesses

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Allen N. Berger; Leora F. Klapper; Gregory F. Udell

    2001-01-01

    We test hypotheses about the effects of bank size, foreign ownership, and distress on lending to informationally opaque small firms using a rich new data set on Argentinean banks, firms, and loans. We also test hypotheses about borrowing from a single bank versus multiple banks. Our results suggest that large and foreign-owned institutions may have difficulty extending relationship loans to

  11. Canada-India Institutional Cooperation Project: International Partnerships in Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yule, Alix

    The Canada-India Institutional Cooperation Project (CIICP) is a joint venture by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the governments of India and Canada designed to contribute to human resource development in India's polytechnic system. Specifically, the project seeks to develop replicable models of institutional development in 13…

  12. 31 CFR Appendix A to Part 500 - Qualifying International Institutions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Development Organization (UNIDO) UN International Drug Control Program (UNIDCP) UN Population Fund (UNPF) World Health Organization (WHO) World Meteorological Organization (WMO) [58 FR 68532, Dec. 28,...

  13. Department of Adult Education & Coady International Institute Tenure Track Position -Cross-appointment

    E-print Network

    Department of Adult Education & Coady International Institute Tenure Track Position - Cross-appointment The Department of Adult Education and the Coady candidate will work in a cross-appointment between the Department of Adult Education

  14. 12 CFR 560.170 - Records for lending transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... false Records for lending transactions. 560.170 Section 560.170 Banks and Banking OFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION...Provisions Applicable to all Savings Associations § 560.170 Records for lending transactions. In...

  15. 12 CFR 952.4 - Targeted Community Lending Plan

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 2012-01-01 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...

  16. 12 CFR 1292.4 - Targeted Community Lending Plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 2014-01-01 false Targeted Community Lending Plan. 1292.4 Section...AGENCY HOUSING GOALS AND MISSION COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CASH ADVANCE PROGRAMS § 1292.4 Targeted Community Lending Plan. Each Bank shall...

  17. 12 CFR 952.4 - Targeted Community Lending Plan

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 2013-01-01 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...

  18. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...establish: (i) Loan portfolio diversification standards; (ii) Prudent underwriting...lending. • Establish a loan portfolio diversification policy and set limits for real estate...indicators, including trends and diversification of the lending area. •...

  19. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...establish: (i) Loan portfolio diversification standards; (ii) Prudent underwriting...lending. • Establish a loan portfolio diversification policy and set limits for real estate...indicators, including trends and diversification of the lending area. •...

  20. Supporting International Students in UK Higher Education Institutions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McDonald, Ian

    2014-01-01

    International students make up an increasingly large proportion of the UK's student population. Whether studying at undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research level, they require support just like home students. However, international students can often bring additional issues and complications for the staff who are…

  1. Institutions, Latent Entrepreneurship, and Self?Employment: An International Comparison

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephan F. Gohmann

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines how the institutional environment in 18 countries affects the self?employment decision, as well as the preferences of latent entrepreneurs—individuals who prefer to be self?employed. Latent entrepreneurs fall into two groups, those who are currently self?employed and those who are not—the “truly latent entrepreneurs.” These two groups differ in their responses to changes in the institutional environment. An

  2. Living and working in Germany A guide for international scientists at Max Planck Institutes

    E-print Network

    Living and working in Germany A guide for international scientists at Max Planck Institutes #12 to the Max Planck Society and am very pleased that you have selected a Max Planck institute for your research Planck Society is Germany's most successful scientific or- ganisation in basic research. Max Planck

  3. Institutional Characteristics and Preconditions for International Business Education--An Empirical Investigation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trevino, Len J.; Melton, Michael

    2002-01-01

    Analysis of institutional characteristics of 258 university and 190 college business schools yielded 7 factors related to likelihood of a curricular emphasis on international business: older institutions, higher tuition, lower student/faculty ratios, smaller class sizes, greater proximity to a foreign country, urban setting, and study-abroad…

  4. Discrimination in the Home Lending Market: A Macro Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pol, Louis G.; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Racial discrimination in the home mortgage lending market in Memphis, Tennessee, for the years 1977 through 1979 was examined. A regression approach was used to ascertain the effects of lending rates at the census tract level. Racial composition significantly influences lending rates. (Author/AM)

  5. Guidelines for Beginning and Maintaining a Toy Lending Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rettig, Michael A.

    1998-01-01

    Toy-lending libraries provide parents and professionals with opportunities for shared play and the loan of toys. This article reviews the history of toy-lending libraries and the purpose of Lekoteks, the Swedish toy library. Guidelines and suggestions for developing and maintaining a toy-lending library are discussed. (JPB)

  6. Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD 2nd International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue

    E-print Network

    Loudon, Catherine

    Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD 2nd International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding next International Summer Academy in Peace-building & Intercultural Dialogue, which is going to be held in their fields will contribute to this event, with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies

  7. International Student Persistence at a Faith-Based Institution

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Andrade, Maureen Snow

    2008-01-01

    As college and university campuses continue to increase access and diversify their enrollments, more research must examine the experiences of specific student populations and at specific institutions, particularly as these relate to student success in terms of persistence. Dominant persistence theories are often inadequate to explain the behaviors…

  8. 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…

  9. International collaborations in radiation oncology: a single-institution experience in academic outreach.

    PubMed

    Jani, Ashesh B; Esiashvili, Natia; Cassels, Diane; Godette, Karen; Johnstone, Peter A

    2008-09-01

    In this article, the authors review the motivations for and processes of building international collaborations in radiotherapy. Four specific examples of Emory University's institutional experience are presented. First, the authors describe their experiences in Georgia, including the development of the Atlanta-Tbilisi Healthcare Partnership and associated departmental site visits and exchange programs. Next, they discuss the collaboration in Ahmedabad, India, the centerpiece of which was the Indo-American Collaborative Workshop on Radiotherapy. Finally, the authors discuss shorter site visits in the Czech Republic and in Argentina and the benefits of international collaborations to both visiting and host institutions. PMID:18755441

  10. Institute in International Affairs (Colorado Springs, June 16-July 25, 1969). Director's Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sondermann, Fred A.

    A 6-week summer institute on "Comparative Systems in a World Setting" succeeded (1) in helping 41 high school social studies teachers from 21 states to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary international relations, of the problems and potentialities which reside in the coexistence of over 130 different nations with varying histories,…

  11. Constructing an Institutional Identity in University Tea Rooms: The International PhD Student Experience

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fotovatian, Sepideh; Miller, Jenny

    2014-01-01

    This case study profiles eight international PhD students and describes the process of the construction and negotiation of their social and institutional identities in an Australian university. Audio-recorded informal conversations of the students highlight the role of social membership, staffroom interactions and language in the construction of…

  12. 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…

  13. An Attempt of International Liberal Arts Education for Nurturing ``Global Engineers'' at Tokyo Institute of Technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kayoko Nohara; Shishin Kawamoto; Osamu Kusakabe

    2008-01-01

    Engineering students are increasingly expected to perform as ``global engineers'' to lead the society as opinion leaders in finding proper directions for science and engineering developments. The Tokyo Institute of Technology is offering ``the knowledge, thinking ability, and skills as the basis for its students to play active roles as international leaders reaching across the boundaries of professional areas.'' This

  14. International Multidisciplinary Learning: An Account of a Collaborative Effort among Three Higher Education Institutions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Poh, Paul S. H.; Soetanto, Robby; Austin, Stephen; Adamu, Zulkifar A.

    2014-01-01

    Requiring students to complete their course assignments in partnership and in collaboration with students from other institutions is not commonplace teaching pedagogy. Even less so when they transcend disciplines and international borders. This paper presents a brief account of an ongoing collaborative effort between Ryerson University, Coventry…

  15. 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

  16. An institution-based view of international business strategy: a focus on emerging economies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mike W. Peng; Denis Y. L. Wang; Yi Jiang

    2007-01-01

    Leveraging the recent research interest in emerging economies, this Perspective paper argues that an institution-based view of international business (IB) strategy has emerged. It is positioned as one leg that helps sustain the “strategy tripod” (the other two legs consisting of the industry- and resource-based views). We then review four diverse areas of substantive research: (1) antidumping as entry barriers;

  17. An institution-based view of international business strategy: a focus on emerging economies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mike W Peng; Denis Y L Wang; Yi Jiang

    2008-01-01

    Leveraging the recent research interest in emerging economies, this Perspective paper argues that an institution-based view of international business (IB) strategy has emerged. It is positioned as one leg that helps sustain the “strategy tripod” (the other two legs consisting of the industry- and resource-based views). We then review four diverse areas of substantive research: (1) antidumping as entry barriers;

  18. International accounting standardization : the institutional legitimacy of a private standards setters

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 International accounting standardization : the institutional legitimacy of a private standards : The objective of this paper is to analyse the sources of legitimacy of the producing organizations of accounting standards. Firstly, we examine the need for harmonisation of accounting standards in particular to maintain

  19. Proceedings of IGTI 2010 ASME 2010 International Gas Turbine Institute Conference

    E-print Network

    Liu, Feng

    Proceedings of IGTI 2010 ASME 2010 International Gas Turbine Institute Conference June 14-18, 2010 Coordinates in the computational domain 1 Copyright c 2010 by ASME Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2010: Power for Land, Sea and Air GT2010 June 14-18, 2010, Glasgow, UK GT2010-000 Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2010

  20. 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 Coordinates in the computational domain Co-state variables, ={1,2,3,4,5}T 1 Copyright c 2009 by ASME Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2009: Power for Land, Sea and Air GT2009 June 8-12, 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA

  1. Teaching Business Classes Abroad: How International Experience Benefits Faculty, Students, and Institutions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miglietti, Cynthia

    2015-01-01

    International educational experiences can provide benefits for faculty members as well as higher education institutions and their students. The opportunity to lecture and conduct research with colleagues at universities in other countries can foster the globalization or internationalization of academic teaching, the advancement of knowledge, and…

  2. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of International Broadcast Institute (Cologne, August 31-September 4, 1975).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Broadcast Inst., Ltd., London (England).

    The major part of this report is devoted to the substantive work of the 1975 annual conference of the International Broadcast Institute (IBI). Contents include a report of the formal sessions of the general members' meeting; a report by the executive director; reports by the working committees on communication in support of development,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. A perspective on the state of the field: International business publications in the elite journals as a measure of institutional and faculty productivity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Len J. Treviño; Franklin G. Mixon Jr.; Charles A. Funk; Andrew C. Inkpen

    2010-01-01

    This study ranks academic institutions and scholars in international business based on publications in International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, Journal of International Marketing, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, and 22 elite mainstream academic journals between 1996 and 2008. In contrast to earlier rankings that did not include international

  6. The International Standing Conference for the History of Education and "Paedagogica Historica": A Historical View on Institutional Strategies and Practices

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fuchs, Eckhardt

    2014-01-01

    This article seeks to contribute to the institutional history of the discipline of history of education by examining the publication strategies and the associated institutional practices of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education, the international organisation representing those working in the field, and…

  7. Tying knots: lending to win equity underwriting business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven Drucker; Manju Puri

    2004-01-01

    This article examines the practice of “tying,” which occurs when an underwriter lends to an issuer around the time of a public securities offering. We examine whether there are efficiencies from tying lending and underwriting which lead to benefits for issuers and underwriters. We find evidence consistent with tying occurring for issues when there are informational economies of scope from

  8. 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…

  9. Bank Lending Contract Designed for Different Type Borrowers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhonghua Ma

    2010-01-01

    Bank lending is an important source of external financing for enterprises. For retailers who will invest some goods, have private information including the type and the goods invested. The bank should provide different contracts to retailers with respect to the type. We analysis the bank lending contract under the condition that the bank can observe imprecise signal of the retailers'

  10. The role of international institutions in the formation of international bioethical law: UNESCO and the United Nations General Assembly attempt to govern human cloning.

    PubMed

    Kuppuswamy, Chamundeeswari

    2007-01-01

    This article analyses the international governance of human reproductive cloning. Noting that bioethics is a new field of engagement for international lawyers, it recounts some of the institutional developments in bioethical law making. The role of UNESCO and the United Nations General Assembly is scrutinized and the author discusses the relative merits of the institutions' governance of human reproductive cloning. The author suggests that some international institutions and mechanisms are better suited than others for bioethical law making. The 2005 General Assembly resolution on human cloning is analysed in this context. PMID:17902585

  11. An Attempt of International Liberal Arts Education for Nurturing “Global Engineers” at Tokyo Institute of Technology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nohara, Kayoko; Kawamoto, Shishin; Kusakabe, Osamu

    Engineering students are increasingly expected to perform as “global engineers” to lead the society as opinion leaders in finding proper directions for science and engineering developments. The Tokyo Institute of Technology is offering “the knowledge, thinking ability, and skills as the basis for its students to play active roles as international leaders reaching across the boundaries of professional areas.” This new trial, including overseas internship programmes, is unique as it tries to provide “international liberal arts education that is capable of answering the needs of engineering students.”

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  13. 12 CFR 560.30 - General lending and investment powers of Federal savings associations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    12 Banks and Banking 5 2011-01-01... General lending and investment powers of Federal savings...Section 560.30 Banks and Banking OFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION...TREASURY LENDING AND INVESTMENT Lending and...

  14. 12 CFR 560.30 - General lending and investment powers of Federal savings associations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    12 Banks and Banking 5 2010-01-01... General lending and investment powers of Federal savings...Section 560.30 Banks and Banking OFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION...TREASURY LENDING AND INVESTMENT Lending and...

  15. 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...

  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 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. [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.

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

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    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

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

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    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

  4. The National Lending Library: Information Resource Center Extraordinaire

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    Peck, Theodore P.

    1973-01-01

    This article provides a brief glimpse of the National Lending Library at Boston Spa in Yorkshire which is the primary bibliographic resource center for science and technology in Great Britain. (Author)

  5. 12 CFR 208.51 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...bank's board of directors at least annually. (2) The lending policies shall establish: (i) Loan portfolio diversification standards; (ii) Prudent underwriting standards, including loan-to-value limits, that are clear and...

  6. 12 CFR 208.51 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...bank's board of directors at least annually. (2) The lending policies shall establish: (i) Loan portfolio diversification standards; (ii) Prudent underwriting standards, including loan-to-value limits, that are clear and...

  7. 12 CFR 365.2 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...bank's board of directors at least annually. (2) The lending policies must establish: (i) Loan portfolio diversification standards; (ii) Prudent underwriting standards, including loan-to-value limits, that are clear and...

  8. 12 CFR 365.2 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...bank's board of directors at least annually. (2) The lending policies must establish: (i) Loan portfolio diversification standards; (ii) Prudent underwriting standards, including loan-to-value limits, that are clear and...

  9. 12 CFR 34.62 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...bank's board of directors at least annually. (2) The lending policies must establish: (i) Loan portfolio diversification standards; (ii) Prudent underwriting standards, including loan-to-value limits, that are clear and...

  10. 12 CFR 34.62 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...bank's board of directors at least annually. (2) The lending policies must establish: (i) Loan portfolio diversification standards; (ii) Prudent underwriting standards, including loan-to-value limits, that are clear and...

  11. The Mazumdar-Shaw International Oncology Fellows: A Koch Institute Partnership for Catalytic Cancer Research at MIT

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    Sabatini, David M.

    The Mazumdar-Shaw International Oncology Fellows: A Koch Institute Partnership for Catalytic Cancer Research at MIT Detailed Program Description Pioneering the Field In the world of cancer research, MIT has Academy of Science or Engineering. MIT's David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research has

  12. The International Environmental Institute: Leveraging the investment in Hanford for economic growth

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    Atkin, S.D.; Schwenk, R.M.

    1994-02-01

    Billions of dollars are being invested to achieve environmental compliance at the Hanford Site. The 30-yr-plan for the Site calls for remediation and restoration followed by rampdown and closure of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) mission at the Site. The investment of the Federal government during this restoration period provides a real opportunity to go beyond the cleanup mission and convert the Site`s assets to other uses that benefit the region, nation, and world. The International Environmental Institute (Institute) was created to help realize this opportunity. This is accomplished by utilizing the assets of the Site -- it`s land, equipment, facilities, technologies, and people -- to achieve economic growth and worldwide spinoff benefits from the Hanford investment. The Institute is developing new ways of getting the private sector involved with the Hanford Site. We are working with local and state governments, academia, and the private sector, to jointly develop and commercialize environmental technologies and to redeploy, loan, or lease those assets that are no longer needed by the DOE. The Institute is also interacting with other communities around the world to assess models, issues, and performance measures for successful defense conversion. Through these various worldwide partnerships, the investment in Hanford can be successfully leveraged to help create the desired economic future for the Northwest and environmental industry for the world.

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

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    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…

  14. Caribbean International Undergraduates' "Resisting, Reframing and Reaffirming" of Their Ethnic Identity at a Four Year Institution

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    Malcolm, Zaria T.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the ethnic identity experiences of Caribbean international students in the context of the over-generalized and homogenous aspects of their institutional discourse on international students. It also sought to consider their identification with their native backgrounds and the United States in view of their…

  15. 1992 Environmental Summer Science Camp Program evaluation. The International Environmental Institute of Westinghouse Hanford Company

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    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.

  16. 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

  17. 16 CFR 14.16 - Interpretation of Truth-in-Lending Orders consistent with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z. Introduction The...responsibilities under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) (Title I, Consumer Credit Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), as...

  18. 16 CFR 14.16 - Interpretation of Truth-in-Lending Orders consistent with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z. Introduction The...responsibilities under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) (Title I, Consumer Credit Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), as...

  19. 16 CFR 14.16 - Interpretation of Truth-in-Lending Orders consistent with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z. Introduction The...responsibilities under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) (Title I, Consumer Credit Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), as...

  20. 16 CFR 14.16 - Interpretation of Truth-in-Lending Orders consistent with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z. Introduction The...responsibilities under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) (Title I, Consumer Credit Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), as...

  1. 16 CFR 14.16 - Interpretation of Truth-in-Lending Orders consistent with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z. Introduction The...responsibilities under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) (Title I, Consumer Credit Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. 1601 et seq. ),...

  2. The establishment of marine protected areas in Senegal: untangling the interactions between international institutions and national actors.

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    Ferraro, Gianluca; Brans, Marleen; Dème, Moustapha; Failler, Pierre

    2011-04-01

    International institutions, understood as sets of rules contained in international agreements, are aimed at orienting national governments towards specific policy options. Nevertheless, they can determine a change in national policies and practices only if states are willing and capable of incorporating international obligations into their national legislations and ensuring their application and enforcement in areas that follow completely under national jurisdiction. The establishment of marine protected areas promoted by international agreements as a tool for the protection of marine resources represents an interesting case for revealing the complex interactions between international institutions and national actors. Particularly, the establishment of these areas in Senegal shows the salience of domestic constellations of actors who may support or undercut national commitments to international regimes: political elites, bureaucracies, the general public and target groups. By anchoring the empirical analysis to an actor-centred institutionalist perspective, the article explains how dynamic constellations of actors can distort the penetration of international objectives in the national policy framework. Different constellations of national actors can indeed bend international institutions at different moments: during the formulation of a new law in line with international obligations; in the definition of its implementation framework; and in the enforcement of national policies. PMID:21264467

  3. The Establishment of Marine Protected Areas in Senegal: Untangling the Interactions Between International Institutions and National Actors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ferraro, Gianluca; Brans, Marleen; Dème, Moustapha; Failler, Pierre

    2011-04-01

    International institutions, understood as sets of rules contained in international agreements, are aimed at orienting national governments towards specific policy options. Nevertheless, they can determine a change in national policies and practices only if states are willing and capable of incorporating international obligations into their national legislations and ensuring their application and enforcement in areas that follow completely under national jurisdiction. The establishment of marine protected areas promoted by international agreements as a tool for the protection of marine resources represents an interesting case for revealing the complex interactions between international institutions and national actors. Particularly, the establishment of these areas in Senegal shows the salience of domestic constellations of actors who may support or undercut national commitments to international regimes: political elites, bureaucracies, the general public and target groups. By anchoring the empirical analysis to an actor-centred institutionalist perspective, the article explains how dynamic constellations of actors can distort the penetration of international objectives in the national policy framework. Different constellations of national actors can indeed bend international institutions at different moments: during the formulation of a new law in line with international obligations; in the definition of its implementation framework; and in the enforcement of national policies.

  4. Cancer immunotherapy out of the gate: the 22nd annual cancer research institute international immunotherapy symposium.

    PubMed

    2015-05-01

    The 22nd annual Cancer Research Institute (CRI) International Immunotherapy Symposium was held from October 5-8, 2014, in New York City. Titled "Cancer Immunotherapy: Out of the Gate," the symposium began with a Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium satellite meeting focused on issues in immunotherapy drug development, followed by five speaker sessions and a poster session devoted to basic and clinical cancer immunology research. The second annual William B. Coley lecture was delivered by Lieping Chen, one of the four recipients of the 2014 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Tumor Immunology; the other three recipients were Gordon Freeman, Tasuku Honjo, and Arlene Sharpe. Prominent themes of the conference were the use of genomic technologies to identify neoantigens and the emergence of new immune modulatory molecules, beyond CTLA-4 and PD-1/PD-L1, as new therapeutic targets for immunotherapy. Cancer Immunol Res; 3(5); 444-8. ©2015 AACR. PMID:25941356

  5. Bank Real Estate Lending and the New England Capital Crunch

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joe Peek; Eric S. Rosengren

    1994-01-01

    The stock of real estate loans held by New England banks has declined dramatically. Given the limited potential for real estate investments, weak demand for real estate loans is to be expected. However, supply as well as demand factors may account for some of the decline in bank real estate loans. This paper documents that bank lending for real estate

  6. Payment to Creators for Library Loans (Public Lending Right).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Faulds, M.

    These recommendations and report on Public Lending Right (PLR) drafted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe were designed to encourage the recognition of the principle of PLR and the setting up of compatible PLR schemes throughout Europe. It discusses why an agreement for PLR is necessary, and describes several methods of…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  9. Collecting Grey Literature : A British Library Lending Division Perspective

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chillag, John

    Grey literature in its various aspects presents many problems for producers, intermediaries and end users. The paper describes the British Library Lending Division's activities in this field in the hope that organizations elsewhere will find some of them helpful in overcoming similar difficulties.

  10. 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 ESL Resources 2006: link here for the ESL Resources #12;International Center ­ 3201 South State Street

  11. 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

  12. The international Solid Earth Virtual Research Observatory (iSERVO) institute seed project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mora, P.; Donnellan, A.; Fox, G.; Pierce, M.; Matsu'Ura, M.; McLeod, D.; Yin, X.

    2003-12-01

    Numerical simulation models that capture the essential physics and dynamics of the solid earth system provide a critical means to probe the earth's complex system behaviour. The APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation (ACES) was established to develop simulation models for the complete physics of earthquakes and related processes, to foster collaboration between complementary national programs, and to foster development of research infrastructure. Research by ACES participants is summarised in 3 special issues of PAGEOPH (2000, 2002, and in press). Solid earth simulator programs linked via ACES include a new 5 year program to establish a national facility in Australia (Australian Computational Earth Systems Simulator MNRF), USA programs being developed by NASA JPL in collaboration with science centers, and Japan's new Centre of Excellence in predictability of the evolution and variation of the multi-scale earth system. Plans are now commencing to establish the framework for an international institute for computational earth system simulation to maximise benefits of these international efforts. The institute will make extensive use of the World Wide Web, computational Grid technologies, and multi-tiered information architectures to allow simulation models and data to be manipulated by symbolic means in a way not previously possible. A seed iSERVO project is underway to illustrate the approach. It involves development of web based services and portals to enable different numerical simulation models contributed by Australia, Japan and USA to be run using several "standard" crustal fault system models (strike-slip, intraplate, and subduction). The iSERVO Grid is being constructed from Web services enhanced to be consistent with Grid Forum standards. The system uses distributed computing including high performance computers and distributed heterogeneous databases using OGSA interfaces. These are accessed with portals exploiting the new portlet standards. The iSERVO project aims to lead to an international virtual laboratory for solid earth systems simulation that builds on complementary efforts worldwide, and hence, to provide a basis to foster breakthrough advances in grand challenge science questions such as that of earthquake forecastability.

  13. International anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing: the work of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions in Canada

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nicolas W. R. Burbidge

    2004-01-01

    Focuses on the work of Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI( in relation to international cooperation against money laundering and terrorism. Outlines Canada’s international obligations to the Financial Action Task Force, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, and to the international bodies concerned with customer due diligence and related matters: these are the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

  14. 13 CFR 120.1900 - When does the Secondary Market Lending Authority Program end?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false When does the Secondary Market Lending Authority Program end? 120...Program for Systemically Important Secondary Market Broker-Dealers (SISMBD Loan Program) § 120.1900 When does the Secondary Market Lending Authority Program end?...

  15. 13 CFR 120.1900 - When does the Secondary Market Lending Authority Program end?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false When does the Secondary Market Lending Authority Program end? 120...Program for Systemically Important Secondary Market Broker-Dealers (SISMBD Loan Program) § 120.1900 When does the Secondary Market Lending Authority Program end?...

  16. 13 CFR 120.1900 - When does the Secondary Market Lending Authority Program end?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false When does the Secondary Market Lending Authority Program end? 120...Program for Systemically Important Secondary Market Broker-Dealers (SISMBD Loan Program) § 120.1900 When does the Secondary Market Lending Authority Program end?...

  17. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart D of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...will consider lending. • Establish a loan portfolio diversification policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and...projects. • Economic indicators, including trends and diversification of the lending area. • Valuation trends,...

  18. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...will consider lending. • Establish a loan portfolio diversification policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and...projects. • Economic indicators, including trends and diversification of the lending area. • Valuation trends,...

  19. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart D of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...will consider lending. • Establish a loan portfolio diversification policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and...projects. • Economic indicators, including trends and diversification of the lending area. • Valuation trends,...

  20. 12 CFR Appendix A to Part 365 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...will consider lending. • Establish a loan portfolio diversification policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and...projects. • Economic indicators, including trends and diversification of the lending area. • Valuation trends,...

  1. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...will consider lending. • Establish a loan portfolio diversification policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and...projects. • Economic indicators, including trends and diversification of the lending area. • Valuation trends,...

  2. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart A of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...will consider lending. • Establish a loan portfolio diversification policy and set limits for real estate loans by type and...projects. • Economic indicators, including trends and diversification of the lending area. • Valuation trends,...

  3. A Realistic International Economics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)

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

    E-print Network

    Paulson, Seth Lewis

    1975-01-01

    objectives are established to guide the analysis which are: (1) determine the statutory lending limits for all state and national banks in Texas on December 31, 1972; (2) determine the degree to which nonreal estate credit requirements of Texas farm firms... in 1972 ex- ceeded legal lending limits of commercial banks in their respective counties; (3) determine relationships between standardized lending limits and independent variables of commercial banks in Texas which would allow the lending limit...

  5. Tellus (2010), 62B, 521532 C 2010 CSIRO Tellus B C 2010 International Meteorological Institute in Stockholm

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    2010-01-01

    Tellus (2010), 62B, 521­532 C 2010 CSIRO Tellus B C 2010 International Meteorological Institute and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Marine and Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Victoria, Australia; 2 loss, although these estimates are sensitive to land his- Corresponding author. e-mail: katherine.corbin@csiro

  6. Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 28152820 FINGERING INSTABILITY IN SOLID FUEL COMBUSTION

    E-print Network

    Moses, Elisha

    2815 Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 2815­2820 FINGERING INSTABILITY IN SOLID FUEL COMBUSTION: THE CHARACTERISTIC SCALES OF THE DEVELOPED STATE ORY ZIK, Israel We present new results on the fingering instability in solid fuel combustion. The instability

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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,…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  9. State Consumer Protection Statutes: An Alternative Approach to Solving the Problem of Predatory Mortgage Lending

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jessica Fogel

    2005-01-01

    This article continues in Part II by defining predatory lending practices, identifying borrowers who are likely to face predatory lenders, and discussing the consequences of predatory lending. Next, Part III provides a background for existing federal regulation, again in reference to RESPA and TILA. Part IV discusses state legislative efforts to curb predatory lending and identifies the problems of inconsistency

  10. From Vision to Reality: Managing Tensions in the Development and Implementation of an International Collaborative Partnership Programme for Institutional Change and Sustainable Development in Inclusive Education

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    Siska, Jan; van Swet, Jacqueline; Pather, Sulochini; Rose, David

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this article is to consider the practical implications of international collaborative partnerships between and within higher education institutions (HEIs) in terms of the development of an international programme in Special Needs Education as well as its implementation. We first look at the heavy institutional demands set within…

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

    E-print Network

    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

  12. Bank Portfolios and the Bank Lending Channel in Austria

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

  13. 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…

  14. 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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  16. National Institutes of Health International Awards for Biomedical Research and Research Training, Fiscal Year 1977.

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    National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Research Grants.

    This document lists the individual awards made under the various National Institutes of Health (NIH) programs for fiscal year 1977. The listing includes research grants to foreign investigators, contracts and agreements with foreign research institutions, fellowships for foreign graduates to undertake research in the United States and for…

  17. LRO, LEND and the Search for Water on the Moon

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cantu, Jesus

    2008-04-01

    This presentation is an overview of the Lunar Emitted Neutron Detector (LEND) mission aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), scheduled for launch by NASA in October 2008. Instruments aboard LRO will map the lunar surface in unprecedented detail. LEND is a collimated epithermal and thermal neutron detector developed in Russia under the direction of Igor Mitrofanov and will measure the lunar neutron albedo. A decrease in epithermal neutron count rates is associated with the presence of surface and subsurface hydrogen. It is postulated that at least some of the hydrogen present in permanently shadowed regions is in the form of water ice. The Moon's spin axis is inclined at 1.5 degrees to the ecliptic plane which can result in unusual lighting conditions at the lunar poles. Data from Lunar Prospector and Clementine indicate the presence of water ice in permanently shadowed areas at low elevations of impact craters near the poles. These regions provide an environment suitable for the storage of water ice due to their relatively low constant surface and subsurface temperatures. Estimates of permanent shadow areas range from 5300 km^2 to7500 km^2 for the north pole and 3300 km^2 to 6500 km^2 for the south pole.

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

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    Paulson, Seth Lewis

    1975-01-01

    . These considerations may be important in defin ng characteristics of banks and their lending limit size. 1. 2 Review of Literature Several studies in r ecent years have examined the lending limit- size of loan problem. Three of the studies were conducted... emphasis to participa- tion and overline loans and their incidence on the national level. Hopkin and Frey have provided the most comprehensive study concerning the status and implications of the lending limit problem. They ob- serve the increased...

  19. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 43 (2003) 18551862 PII: S0029-5515(03)70605-X

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    2003-01-01

    INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion]. In this condition the dynamo needed to sustain the RFP configuration is driven by an individual m = 1 saturated

  20. 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

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    2015-01-01

    Health, Education, and Welfare for a detailed plan for devel- oping dental cariesHealth, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health. International Sugar Research Foundation (1969) Dental caries

  1. Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 10811086 PDF CALCULATIONS OF MAJOR AND MINOR SPECIES IN A TURBULENT

    E-print Network

    1081 Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 1081 [12] was used in the first work while an assumption of self-similar chemistry was made for the second

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Northern Lights: International Graduates of Canadian Institutions and the National Workforce

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    Bond, Sheryl; Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Brathwaite-Sturgeon, Gerard; Hayle, Elaine; Malekan, Majid

    2007-01-01

    This study, facilitated by university and college student service professionals, provides the direct views and lived reality of international graduates of our education system. CBIE advocates for improvements in policies and practices vis-à-vis international students and over the years has been successful in working with federal government…

  6. The influence of institutional involvement in international education on United States students

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sharma, Madhav P.; Jung, Loren B.

    1984-12-01

    This study is focused on the impact of international education upon United States students. The research question tested was: does the involvement of a US university in international education programs affect the international outlook of United States students? Seven concept areas were developed and tested on a randomly selected group of 663 United States senior students enrolled at six universities: Indiana University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Ohio State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The analysis of variance tests used indicated that for the most part the involvement of a university in international education programs does make a difference in the international outlook of United States students.

  7. 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 ...

  8. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 43 (2003) 16321640 PII: S0029-5515(03)69604-3

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    Vlad, Gregorio

    2003-01-01

    and LH waves at magnetic field values lower than the resonant field for thermal EC absorption. PelletINSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion, Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research, SRC RF TRINITI, Troitsk, Moscow region, 142190

  9. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 45 (2005) 3039 doi:10.1088/0029-5515/45/1/004

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    Heidbrink, William W.

    2005-01-01

    INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion and an internal transport barrier (ITB) with a steep pressure gradient can exist. This mechanism can sustain.35.Bj, 52.35.Py 1. Introduction After ignition, a DT fusion reactor is supposed to be sustained

  10. The International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST) is a joint venture of the Max Planck Institute for Structural Dynamics (MPSD),

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    The International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST) is a joint venture of the Max Planck Institute for Structural Dynamics (MPSD), Deutsches Elektronen in chemistry, biology and medicine. International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tam Le; Susan K. Gardner

    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 of issues including the lack of funding, the choice of

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tam Le; Susan K. Gardner

    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 of issues including the lack of funding, the choice

  13. Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 20692076 PLANAR LASER-INDUCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING OF CREVICE

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    Long, Marshall B.

    the impact of internal combustion engine hydrocarbon emissions on the environment have prompted tighter2069 Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 2069 combustion. The dominant single source in a warmed-up engine is believed to be the crevices lo- cated within

  14. come an Exploration Science Intern! The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is hosting a special summer intern program to involve students in activities that support missions to both the Moon and near-Earth

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    of the Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program that was designed to evaluate possible landing sites on the Mooncome an Exploration Science Intern! The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is hosting a special for a particular destination (e.g., on the lunar farside) or a more general assessment of a class of possible

  15. 12 CFR 723.3 - What are the requirements for construction and development lending?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...requirements for construction and development lending? 723.3 Section...requirements for construction and development lending? Except as provided in § 723.4 or unless your Regional Director grants a waiver...granted for the construction or development of commercial or...

  16. 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 \\

  17. IS THERE A BANK LENDING CHANNEL OF MONETARY POLICY IN SELECTED MENA COUNTRIES? A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

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    ADEL BOUGHRARA; SAMIR GHAZOUANI

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates whether or not there are differential effects of monetary policy across bank characteristics in some selected MENA countries namely Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia, to test for the presence of the bank lending channel (BLC). It uses a panel of micro bank balance sheet data from 1989 to 2007 to estimate the response of bank lending to

  18. IS THERE A BANK LENDING CHANNEL OF MONETARY POLICY IN SELECTED MENA COUNTRIES? A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Adel Boughrara; Samir Ghazouani

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates whether there are differential effects of monetary policy across bank size, liquidity and capitalization in some selected MENA countries namely Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia, to test for the presence of the bank lending channel. It uses a panel of bank balance sheet data to estimate the response of bank lending to changes in monetary policy. The

  19. Regulation of Subprime Mortgage Products: An Analysis of North Carolina's Predatory Lending Law

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    Gregory Elliehausen; Michael E. Staten

    2004-01-01

    This paper estimates the effect of North Carolina's high-cost mortgage law on the subprime mortgage market in that state. The results indicate that creditors sharply restricted lending to higher risk consumers in North Carolina following passage of the law. Creditors did not restrict lending in neighboring states or to lower risk consumers in North Carolina. These results suggest that the

  20. Imperfect Competition in Auto Lending: Subjective Markup, Racial Disparity, and Class Action Litigation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark A. Cohen

    2012-01-01

    While the market for auto lending at first appears to be highly competitive, many consumers lack the ability to obtain accurate information about price. In many markets, uninformed consumers can “free ride†off the knowledge of informed consumers. Auto lending, however, differs from traditional markets because price is not transparent and ultimately depends upon both the credit worthiness of the

  1. A university library laptop lending service: an analysis using two student surveys

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ma Lei Hsieh; Hugh Holden

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to report on a study of an academic library's wireless laptop lending service. The authors believed that the unexpectedly low usage level of the Monmouth University Library's Laptop Lending Service (LLS) could best be understood by engaging the intended users of the LLS, that is, the students of Monmouth University, a small university in New

  2. Lending Relationships and Loan Contract Terms Sreedhar T. Bharath, Sandeep Dahiya, Anthony Saunders and Anand

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Lending Relationships and Loan Contract Terms Sreedhar T. Bharath, Sandeep Dahiya, Anthony Saunders@georgetown.edu Anthony Saunders Stern School of Business New York University New York NY 10012 Tel: (212) 998 0711 E;Lending Relationships and Loan Contract Terms Sreedhar T. Bharath Sandeep Dahiya Anthony Saunders Anand

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. Jointly organised by: International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Veterinary Medicine Second Announcement page 1 25 ­ 29 August 2013 Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine Second Announcement page 2 16:10 ­ 17:10 Parallel session 1 for Tropical Veterinary Medicine Second Announcement page 3 Gavin Thomson the University of Pretoria in 1966

  6. International differences in the family gap in pay: the role of labour market institutions

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    Arnaud Dupuy; Daniel Fernández-Kranz

    2011-01-01

    Using the microdata for 35 countries over the period 1985 to 1994 and 1994 to 2002 we find that labour market institutions are traditionally associated with more compressed wage structures and a higher family gap. Our results indicate that these policies reduce the price effect of having children but aggravate the human capital loss due to motherhood. We also find

  7. 4 0 Institut de recherche pour le dveloppement l'international

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    Des partenariats dans le monde 41 Agir en partenariat Maroc Rapport d'activité 2009 #12;4 2, à Rabat (Maroc). - Inauguration de l'unité mixte internationale sur la modélisation mathématique et informatique des systèmes complexes, à Marrakech (Maroc). - Séminaire international sur la gestion des bassins

  8. International Students' Experiences and Attitudes at a US Host Institution: Self-Reports and Future Recommendations

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    Lee, Jenny J.

    2010-01-01

    This article examines international students' experiences at a US university and how these might influence them to recommend or not recommend that others from their home country attend it. Data were collected via online survey at a large public university in the US Southwest. Students from predominantly non-White regions of origin had more…

  9. International Social Work: A Situational Analysis of Accredited CSWE Institutions in Mid-Western USA

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    Lamin, Sylvester Amara

    2012-01-01

    The importance of International social work education these days cannot be overstated as social work has been established in nearly every part of the world. Also, globalization has been pivotal as it has facilitated the movement of people, improved technology and other social problems as well. American higher education is challenged to expand and…

  10. 460 The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) Graduate Catalogue 201314

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    Shihadeh, Alan

    , and about, the Arab region; and to creating a space for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas among: · enhancing and broadening public policy-related debate and knowledge production in the Arab world and beyond; · better understanding the Arab world within shifting international and global contexts; · providing

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

  12. Dynamics of Bidding in a P2P Lending Service: Effects of Herding and Predicting Loan Success

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    the lowest interest rates win the bids, i.e. they get to lend the money to the borrower. In this sense are a new type of social platform that enables individuals borrow and lend money directly from one] directly connect individuals who want to borrow money to those who want to lend it. These platforms

  13. Mental health research and cultural dominance: the social construction of knowledge for international development.

    PubMed

    Jakubec, Sonya L; Campbell, Marie

    2003-06-01

    This institutional ethnographic work uses the first author's experience as an international development worker, educator, and community mental health nurse in West Africa to illustrate how official research and policy on mental health services reflect Western academic, corporate, economic, and cultural dominance. Focusing on a critical textual analysis of a survey intended to support funding applications to international aid/lending agencies, the authors show how official processes privilege Western policies/research approaches and subordinate local perspectives. If nurses, researchers, and policy-makers are to be effective in carrying out development work in Africa, they must learn to appreciate the subtle exertion of dominance inherent in Western approaches. The authors propose that understanding local knowledge be foregrounded rather than backgrounded to the complex global interpretive frames for international research and international development policy. PMID:12908198

  14. 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

  15. The National Institutes of Health agenda for international research in micronutrient nutrition and infection interactions.

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    Keusch, G T

    2000-09-01

    Nutrition is a central public health concern in the twenty-first century. Previous international research in nutrition was primarily descriptive epidemiology and included large-scale intervention trials. There has been insufficient attention to the mechanisms by which nutrient supplements appear to reduce mortality and little specificity in application and delineation of the forms of a specific nutrient to maximize benefits and minimize adverse affects and on the effect of nutrient combinations. After the dramatic success of the green revolution, agricultural research support was reduced despite an expanding world population and an increasing need for agricultural products. The potential of molecular genetics to improve food quality, specific nutrient content, and yield and disease resistance has just begun to be explored. In addition, the development of edible vaccines as a way to immunize a greater proportion of the world's children is a highly desirable goal and is achievable with sufficient resources. PMID:10944496

  16. Lending behavior and community structure in an online peer-to-peer economic network

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    Krumme, Katherine Ann

    Increasingly, economic transactions are taking place over social networks. We study the static and dynamic characteristics of a peer-to-peer lending network through 350,000 loan listings and accompanying member profiles ...

  17. 78 FR 32547 - Loan Originator Compensation Requirements Under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-31

    ...in Lending Act (Regulation...Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION...Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank...Dodd-Frank Act transferred...Bureau the ``consumer financial protection...

  18. A New Structure for Regulated Bank Lending in a Cyclical Downturn

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    William Wild

    2008-01-01

    This paper outlines a new structure for lending by regulated banks, under which the Tier 1 capital required to support a new loan is provided by the borrower�s own equity-holders. In a downturn cyclical environment this would secure a new, motivated and informed class of bank capital provider to counter the pro-cyclicality of bank lending. The new structure would be

  19. The Effects of Bank Mergers and Acquisitions on Small Business Lending

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    Allen N. Berger; Anthony Saunders; Joseph M. Scalise; Gregory F. Udell

    1997-01-01

    We examine the effects of bank M&As on small business lending. Our methodology permits empirical analysis of the vast majority of U.S. bank M&As since the late 1970s -- over 6,000 M&As involving over 10,000 banks (some active banks are counted multiple times). We are the first to decompose the impact of M&As on small business lending into static effects

  20. 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

    2004-01-01

    INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion reversed configurations (FRCs) sustained by rotating magnetic fields (RMFs). The dimensions of the FRC are similar to those obtained in the Translation, Confinement and Sustainment (TCS) experiment. Two injection

  1. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 45 (2005) 176183 doi:10.1088/0029-5515/45/3/003

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    2005-01-01

    INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 45 (2005) 176­183 doi:10.1088/0029-5515/45/3/003 Long pulse FRC sustainment with enhanced edge driven at stacks.iop.org/NF/45/176 Abstract Field reversed configurations (FRCs) have been formed and sustained

  2. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 43 (2003) 982988 PII: S0029-5515(03)66862-6

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    Budny, Robert

    2003-01-01

    INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion realistic reversed magnetic shear (RS) operation in such plasmas. In order to sustain the RS operation the current profile. A steady-state RS discharge is formed and sustained until the LH power is turned off

  3. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 43 (2003) 10911100 PII: S0029-5515(03)67571-X

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    2003-01-01

    INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion) have been used to both form and sustain low density, prolate FRCs in the translation confinement and sustainment (TCS) facility. The two most important factors governing performance are the plasma resistivity

  4. 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…

  5. Evaluating Higher Education. Papers from the International Journal of Institutional Management in Higher Education, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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    Kogan, Maurice, Ed.

    This book contains 24 essays addressing higher education evaluation and published in the International Journal of Institutional Management in Higher Education between 1979 and 1986. They are as follows: "The Evaluation of Higher Education: An Introductory Note" (Maurice Kogan); "Allocation of Public Funds on Instructional Performance/Quality…

  6. Effective Language Education Practices and Native Language Survival. Proceedings of the Annual International Native American Language Issues (NALI) Institute (9th, Billings, Montana, June 8-9, 1989).

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    Reyhner, Jon, Ed.

    This volume includes papers delivered at the Ninth Annual International Native American Language Issues (NALI) Institute. Dick Littlebear's keynote address describes the importance of maintaining Native American languages. James Crawford's "Language Freedom and Restriction: A Historical Approach to the Official Language Controversy," describes the…

  7. 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

  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. Iron and Steel Institute of Japan International, Vol. 35, No. 6, 1995, pp.737-743. ISSUES IN THERMAL-MECHANICAL MODELING OF CASTING PROCESSES

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    Thomas, Brian G.

    properties, combined creep and plasticity, microstructural effects, mesh refinement, and two1 Iron and Steel Institute of Japan International, Vol. 35, No. 6, 1995, pp.737-743. ISSUES, stress and structure-dependent plastic- creep, interaction between the casting and the mold, hydrostatic

  10. Cargill and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013-2014 Cargill Global Scholars Program application cycle.

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    Behmer, Spencer T.

    Cargill and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013-2014 Cargill Global Scholars Program application cycle. We deeply valued our partnership demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill

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

    PubMed

    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. The Secondary Education Curriculum in Latin America: New Tendencies and Changes. Final Report of the Seminar Organized by the International Bureau of Education and Held at the International Institute for Educational Planning (Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2-3, 1999).

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    Braslavsky, Cecilia

    This report was presented and discussed at a seminar on "The Secondary Education Curriculum in Latin America: The View of Specialists" which took place at UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning. It also incorporates information and comments put forward at the seminar by participants from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brazil.…

  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. 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.

  15. International Research Institute for Climate Prediction - IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI/LDEO) Climate Data Library contains a wide variety of Earth science data, primarily oceanographic and atmospheric datasets. This site is designed to make the library accessible and user-friendly for novices and advanced users alike, with services such as an introduction to climate data, a data library overview, and step-by-step examples, as well as posted answers to commonly asked questions. There are three main divisions of the data library: the Maproom, Finding Data, and Mastering the Data Library. The Maproom is a collection of maps and other figures that monitor climate conditions at present and in the recent past. The map rooms are divided into 3 sections: Global, Regional, and El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The maps and figures can be manipulated and are linked to the original data. Even if the primary interest is in data rather than figures, this is a good place to see which datasets are particularly useful for monitoring current conditions. Finding Data includes database searches, electronic magazines, and interactive learning materials. Mastering the Data Library is divided into many sections which help users interact with the data. The interface allows the user to make plots, tables, and files from any dataset, its subsets, or processed versions thereof. A data server is designed to make data accessible to people using WWW clients (viewers) and to serve as a data resource for WWW documents. Since most documents cannot use raw data, the server is able to deliver the data in a variety of ways: as data files, as tables, and in a variety of plots (line, contour, color, vector) and plot formats (PostScript and gif). Processing of the data, particularly averaging and sampling, can be requested as well. The ultimate vision is to automatically create a web of hypertext that connects final results to analyses of the original data.

  16. The Use of True Potato Seed as Pro-poor Technology: The Efforts of an International Agricultural Research Institute to Innovating Potato Production

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. J. M. Almekinders; E. Chujoy; G. Thiele

    2009-01-01

    The International Potato Center (CIP) and collaborating institutions implemented an intensive research programme over a period\\u000a of 25–30 years on the use of botanical seed of potato as an alternative way of growing a potato crop. The use of botanical\\u000a or ‘true’ potato seed (TPS) had many advantages over the use of seed tubers. Potentially, the use of TPS was especially

  17. Internal variability of the tropical Pacific ocean Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    E-print Network

    Jochum, Markus

    Internal variability of the tropical Pacific ocean M. Jochum Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary model of the tropical Pacific ocean is analyzed to quantify the interannual variability caused by internal variability of ocean dynamics. It is found that along the Pacific cold tongue internal variability

  18. Kyiv institutional buildings sector energy efficiency program

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    Raptsun, M.; Panchenko, G.; Shestopal, P.; Gagurin, E.; Freeman, S.; Secrest, T.; Chandler, W.; Popelka, A.

    1998-07-01

    The government of Ukraine, through the State Committee for 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 an agreement with the US Department of Energy to assess the efficiency potential in the institutional buildings sector in Kyiv. Results of this assessment would support a loan by the World Bank for implementing an institutional building sector efficiency improvement program in Kyiv. The study evaluated the implementation of high-return energy conservation opportunities (ECOs) in more than 1,600 buildings - schools, kindergartens, polyclinics, hospitals, higher education buildings, cultural and other institutional buildings. Packages of ECOs were evaluated in 33 prototype buildings to assess the energy and economic performance of the ECOs using modeling techniques and information on the performance of existing buildings in Kyiv. The program also included an assessment of lending and implementation structures, and a demonstration project in four Kyiv schools targeted at finalizing technical aspects of the implementation process and verifying the cost and performance of the ECOs. The estimated potential improvements in energy efficiency would result in a reduction in heat consumption by approximately 25%, which translates into about $8.5 million of annual budget savings. Total investment requirements are $38 million. The internal rate of return, by major building category, ranges from 13% to 32%, with a weighted average of 29%. The proposed project also would have secondary benefits including reduced air pollutant emissions, increased employment, reduced energy imports, and development of an energy services infrastructure that could be extended to other sectors of the economy.

  19. 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.

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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,

  1. Exploring the Neighborhood Contingency of Race Discrimination in Mortgage Lending in Columbus, Ohio

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen R. Holloway

    1998-01-01

    Discrimination in mortgage lending on the basis of race and the racial composition of neighborhoods has emerged as a hotly debated issue over the last several years. Part of the problem with the existing debate, however, is that the geographically contingent nature of discrimination has not been recognized. This paper argues that discrimination motivated by prejudice is contingent on the

  2. Small Firm Credit Market Discrimination, Small Business Administration Guaranteed Lending, and Local Market Economic Performance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ben R. Craig; William E. Jackson; James B. Thomson

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the authors empirically test whether Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed lending has a greater impact on economic performance in markets with a high percentage of potential minority small businesses. This hypothesis is based on the assumptions that (1) credit rationing is more likely to occur in markets with a higher percentage of minority small businesses; and (2)

  3. Commitment lending under asymmetric information: Theory and tests on U.K. startup data

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert C. Cressy

    1996-01-01

    U.K. business startup data is used to examine the role of contract parameters in solving the bank's problem of lending under asymmetric information. Margins are found to be a direct function of the probability of failure and an inverse function of security (for given loan size) consistently with collateral being invoked to solve the Moral Hazard problem. Business survival is

  4. Does function follow organizational form? Evidence from the lending practices of large and small banks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Allen N. Berger; Nathan H. Miller; Mitchell A. Petersen; Raghuram G. Rajan; Jeremy C. Stein

    2005-01-01

    Theories based on incomplete contracting suggest that small organizations have a comparative advantage in activities that make extensive use of “soft” information. We provide evidence consistent with small banks being better able to collect and act on soft information than large banks. In particular, large banks are less willing to lend to informationally “difficult” credits, such as firms with no

  5. Bank Lending, Bank Capital Regulation and Efficiency of Corporate Foreign Investment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Diemo Dietrich; Achim Hauck

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we study interdependencies between corporate foreign investment and the capital structure of banks. By committing to invest predominantly at home, firms can reduce the credit default risk of their lending banks. Therefore, banks can refinance loans to a larger extent through deposits thereby reducing firms’ effective financing costs. Firms thus have an incentive to allocate resources inefficiently

  6. The Role of Inter-Lending and Document Supply in Malaysia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yaacob, Raja Abdullah

    This paper on interlibrary loan and document supply in Malaysia covers the following topics: (1) trends and development in Malaysia; (2) the potential of inter-lending and document delivery programs, including the creation of a Malaysian bibliographic network; (3) number of libraries, including a table that shows the total number of libraries in…

  7. Spatial data lending facility - Test service for comparison of GI data sets

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tuuli Toivonen; Risto Kalliola

    SUMMARY Research, development and education throughout Europe suffer from the poor availability and pricing policy of spatial data. The Finnish National Geographic Information Strategy 2005 - 2010 identifies a new service type that fits together the needs and requirements of both data producers and users. The approach of the 'Spatial Data Lending Facility' is new: a library of data sets

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

    PubMed

    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

  9. Ownership Structure, Lending Bias, and Liquidity Constraints: Evidence from Shanghai's Manufacturing Sector

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Clement Kong Wing Chow; Michael Ka Yiu Fung

    1998-01-01

    This paper studies the relationship between investment and cash flow in the manufacturing sector of Shanghai in order to examine the existence of lending bias in this sector. Our empirical results confirm that the investment of manufacturing enterprises in Shanghai is sensitive to cash flow and that cash-flow variables play a significant role in determining investment. In addition, private enterprises

  10. International Relations Office Beirut Arab University

    E-print Network

    International Relations Office at Beirut Arab University International Relations Offices Models the university and institutions and international groups - Beirut Arab University is a Member of the Following International and Local Institutions: 1- Association of Arab Universities (AARU); (1964) 2- International

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

    E-print Network

    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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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.)

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

    PubMed Central

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

    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 the effectiveness of these components. Methods We undertook a systematic review of the literature using comprehensive search terms in 11 electronic databases and identified 12,182 titles. We viewed 550 abstracts, reviewed 223 papers and included 110 of these. A "critical interpretative synthesis" of the evidence was used to identify domains of institutional care that are key to service users' recovery. Results We identified eight domains of institutional care that were key to service users' recovery: living conditions; interventions for schizophrenia; physical health; restraint and seclusion; staff training and support; therapeutic relationship; autonomy and service user involvement; and clinical governance. Evidence was strongest for specific interventions for the treatment of schizophrenia (family psychoeducation, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and vocational rehabilitation). Conclusion Institutions should, ideally, be community based, operate a flexible regime, maintain a low density of residents and maximise residents' privacy. For service users with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, specific interventions (CBT, family interventions involving psychoeducation, and supported employment) should be provided through integrated programmes. Restraint and seclusion should be avoided wherever possible and staff should have adequate training in de-escalation techniques. Regular staff supervision should be provided and this should support service user involvement in decision making and positive therapeutic relationships between staff and service users. There should be clear lines of clinical governance that ensure adherence to evidence-based guidelines and attention should be paid to service users' physical health through regular screening. PMID:19735562

  14. Internal WInternal WInternal WInternal Waves andaves andaves andaves and Wave AttractorsWave AttractorsWave AttractorsWave Attractors Leo Maas, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (www.nioz.nl)

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    Internal WInternal WInternal WInternal Waves andaves andaves andaves and Wave AttractorsWave subsurface waves, so-called internal gravity waves. When these waves break they contribute to mixing AttractorsWave AttractorsWave Attractors Leo Maas, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (www

  15. Academic and Social Integration of International and Local Students at Five Business Schools, a Cross-Institutional Comparison

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bart Rienties; Therese Grohnert; Piet Kommers; Susan Niemantsverdriet; Jan Nijhuis

    \\u000a An increasing number of students choose to study at a university in a foreign country. A common belief among educators is\\u000a that international students are insufficiently academically adjusted. Recent research has found a mixed picture on whether\\u000a international students underperform in academic integration and academic performance. Therefore, Morrison et al. (2005) argue\\u000a that research should extend its focus to understanding

  16. ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL

    E-print Network

    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

  17. Lending to small businesses: the role of loan maturity in addressing information problems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hernán Ortiz-Molina; María Fabiana Penas

    2008-01-01

    We investigate what determines the maturity of lines of credit to small businesses. Our results provide strong support for\\u000a the hypothesis that shorter loan maturities serve to mitigate the problems associated with borrower risk and asymmetric information\\u000a that are typical of small business lending. We find that maturity is shorter for firm owners that have poor credit histories,\\u000a are older,

  18. Beyond the Classroom: International Education and the Community College. Volume III: Creating Institutional Links in Asia and the Pacific.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Franco, Robert W., Ed.; Shimabukuro, James N., Ed.

    Part of a four-volume set in which community college educators discuss their efforts to internationalize the educational experience of the students and communities they serve, volume III in this series addresses the development of programmatic links among five two-year colleges and institutions in Japan, Taiwan, the People's Republic of China,…

  19. 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.

  20. Cinematographic Institutions. A Report by the International Film and Television Council (IFTC). Reports and Papers on Mass Communication Number 68.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Dept. of Mass Communication.

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) entrusted to the International Film and Television Council (IFTC) the task of collecting documentation on world cinematographic organizations, in order to provide developing nations with information useful to the establishment of similar services adopted to their…

  1. Ethical issues in umbilical cord blood banking: a comparative analysis of documents from national and international institutions.

    PubMed

    Petrini, Carlo

    2013-04-01

    The issues of collection, storage, and use of cord blood (CB) stem cells have been addressed extensively in national and international guidelines, policies, and regulations. Many of these documents are not binding, but are nonetheless accorded considerable respect on account of the authority of the issuing organizations. Most discussion has to date focused on two topics: informed consent for collection, banking, and use and the debate between those who favor public storage for altruistic purposes and those who advocate private storage for autologous use. There is generally agreement or consensus in the guidelines that public storage for allogeneic transplants is preferable and that private storage should be discouraged. Given the consensus in national and international guidance on these two issues, it is time for other ethical issues to be examined in greater detail. These include additional uses of CB samples, for example, for research or for the production of blood-derived drugs, and the economic implications arising from the extensive international network for the exchange of CB for transplantation. PMID:22845856

  2. International International

    E-print Network

    Puglisi, Joseph

    Egon Zehnder International Egon Zehnder International Egon Zehnder International #12;I. ID info and qualifications Strategies for navigating a difficult job market Anything else? #12;Biographical Information Planning, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals · Senior Manager Business the Life Sciences Practice Group

  3. The transboundary EIA convention in the context of private sector operations co-financed by an International Financial Institution: two case studies from Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan

    SciTech Connect

    Nazari, Mehrdad M

    2003-07-01

    This paper presents two case studies involving private sector, offshore, oil field developments in the Caspian Sea. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) of these operations indicated that major and unmitigated oil spills could potentially result in transboundary impacts. Both projects were co-financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), an International Financial Institution (IFI). Project review and financing decision by the EBRD occurred when neither country hosting the projects was a Party to the 1991 Convention on EIA in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention). Discussions with government agencies during project review highlighted their limited institutional capacity to pursue transboundary notification and consultation activities. However, without being formal Parties or having clearly defined roles under the Convention, the combined presence of the EBRD, the private sector developer and its project needing financing became important drivers to promote the Espoo Convention. Surveying for similar IFI-project combinations in developing and transition economies could provide a 'bottom up' input to further optimise the Convention Secretariat's awareness raising, intervention design, and alliance-building strategies. The knowledge management model and user-friendly Web site of the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity highlight approaches that may also prove effective for the Espoo Convention.

  4. 31 CFR 561.308 - Foreign financial institution.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...308 Foreign financial institution. The term foreign financial institution ...commodity futures or options, or procuring...commodity futures and options brokers and...the international financial institutions...

  5. 31 CFR 561.308 - Foreign financial institution.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...308 Foreign financial institution. The term foreign financial institution ...commodity futures or options, or procuring...commodity futures and options brokers and...the international financial institutions...

  6. 31 CFR 561.308 - Foreign financial institution.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...308 Foreign financial institution. The term foreign financial institution ...commodity futures or options, or procuring...commodity futures and options brokers and...the international financial institutions...

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

    PubMed

    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

  8. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Lunar Epithermal Neutron Detector (LEND): GOING BEYOND NOMINAL ANGULAR RESOLUTION

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nandikotkur, G.; Usikov, D.; McClanahan, T. P.; Sagdeev, R.; Milikh, G. M.; Chin, G.; SU, J.; Khachatryan, R.

    2012-12-01

    Since the launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in 2009, the omnidirectional channels of the Lunar Epithermal Neutron Detector (LEND) for epithermal neutrons (SETN) have accumulated more than 109 neutron events. This neutron data have been used to map the entire Moon with a nominal resolution of ~60 km from a circular orbit altitude of ~50 km. This large volume of neutron data (still being accumulated at 10 cps) can now provide sufficiently high signal-to-noise maps that can be used to apply deconvolution techniques to improve the resolution of these moderate resolution data. We applied different computational techniques of deconvolution such as Conjugate Gradient, Iterative Gaussian Smoothing, Weiner and Regularized Deconvolution [1] to construct "super-resolution " maps (up to 20 km) for a few selected areas with most pronounced presence of hydrogen (Shoemaker PSR, NSRs, and others). This improved resolution maps from the uncollimated data then will be compared to the collimated LEND maps to assess the efficacy of the super-resolution methods and will allow these techniques to be used to provide more detailed comparisons of the uncollimated neutron data with lunar topographic features. References: [1] McClanahan T.P. et al. (2010), Computers & Geosciences, 36, 1484-1493.

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  10. 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

  11. Drama and Theatre in Education: The Research of Practice, the Practice of Research. Papers Originally Presented at the International Drama in Education Research Institute (2nd, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, July 3-8, 1997).

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    Saxton, Juliana, Ed.; Miller, Carole, Ed.

    This collection of papers represents the thinking of distinguished research practitioners of drama and theatre education, who presented keynotes and master classes at the second International Drama in Education Research Institute, held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in 1997. They provide a diversity of approaches to classroom drama and to…

  12. 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

  13. Diagnostic Standards for Dopaminergic Augmentation of Restless Legs Syndrome: Report from a World Association of Sleep Medicine – International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Consensus Conference at the Max Planck Institute

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    Diego García-Borreguero; Richard P. Allen; Ralf Kohnen; Birgit Högl; Claudia Trenkwalder; Wolfgang Oertel; Wayne A. Hening; Walter Paulus; David Rye; Arthur Walters; Juliane Winkelmann

    2007-01-01

    ObjectivesAugmentation of symptom severity is the main complication of dopaminergic treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS). The current article reports on the considerations of augmentation that were made during a European Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (EURLSSG)-sponsored Consensus Conference in April 2006 at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Munich, Germany, the conclusions of which were endorsed by the International

  14. 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…

  15. DCCPS: BRP: TCRB: International

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    Currently active international tobacco control grants can be found in the international portfolio of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Grants are awarded either to US institutions collaborating with foreign partners or directly to a foreign institution. Details about all international grants and grans with foreign components can be found here.

  16. Money laundering and income tax evasion: the determination of optimal audits and inspections to detect abnormal prices in international trade

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    Maria E. de Boyrie; Simon J. Pak; John S. Zdanowicz

    2004-01-01

    Presents a statistical auditing system which gives a methodology for statistical analysis of international trade prices. Discusses how this can help governments and international lending agencies, or internationally trading firms, determine the optimal level of audits and physical inspections of cargoes in order to detect abnormally priced imports and exports, using a cost - benefit approach. Applies a computer program

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. Experiment LEND of the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter for high-resolution mapping of neutron emission of the Moon.

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    Mitrofanov, I G; Sanin, A B; Golovin, D V; Litvak, M L; Konovalov, A A; Kozyrev, A S; Malakhov, A V; Mokrousov, M I; Tretyakov, V I; Troshin, V S; Uvarov, V N; Varenikov, A B; Vostrukhin, A A; Shevchenko, V V; Shvetsov, V N; Krylov, A R; Timoshenko, G N; Bobrovnitsky, Y I; Tomilina, T M; Grebennikov, A S; Kazakov, L L; Sagdeev, R Z; Milikh, G N; Bartels, A; Chin, G; Floyd, S; Garvin, J; Keller, J; McClanahan, T; Trombka, J; Boynton, W; Harshman, K; Starr, R; Evans, L

    2008-08-01

    The scientific objectives of neutron mapping of the Moon are presented as 3 investigation tasks of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. Two tasks focus on mapping hydrogen content over the entire Moon and on testing the presence of water-ice deposits at the bottom of permanently shadowed craters at the lunar poles. The third task corresponds to the determination of neutron contribution to the total radiation dose at an altitude of 50 km above the Moon. We show that the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) will be capable of carrying out all 3 investigations. The design concept of LEND is presented together with results of numerical simulations of the instrument's sensitivity for hydrogen detection. The sensitivity of LEND is shown to be characterized by a hydrogen detection limit of about 100 ppm for a polar reference area with a radius of 5 km. If the presence of ice deposits in polar "cold traps" is confirmed, a unique record of many millions of years of lunar history would be obtained, by which the history of lunar impacts could be discerned from the layers of water ice and dust. Future applications of a LEND-type instrument for Mars orbital observations are also discussed. PMID:18844457

  20. SAFETY TRAINING VIDEO LIST EH&S maintains a lending library of safety videos for use on campus. * Videos are

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    ASBESTOS 2.1 Asbestos - Controlling the Hazard 30:00 EPA & OSHA industry guidelines for the Summit TrainingSAFETY TRAINING VIDEO LIST EH&S maintains a lending library of safety videos for use on campus. * Videos are loaned to Stanford University groups for one week. Call the Training and Communications Office

  1. "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.

  2. Methodology used in matched-pair audits designed to detect differential treatment in the mortgage lending pre-application process

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    Haskin, Edward Arthur

    2000-01-01

    seemed to increase during the 1990s, the gap between minority and non-minority remained the same. This discussion looks at one particular method to identify discrimination at the pre-application stage of the lending process. The use of matched-pair audits...

  3. Partnering With Libraries to Promote Walking Among Community-Dwelling Adults: A Kingston Gets Active Pilot Pedometer-Lending Project

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    Holly H. Ryder; Kathryn J. Faloon; Lucie Lévesque; Deanna McDonald

    2009-01-01

    Most adults do not walk enough to obtain health benefits. Pedometers have been successfully utilized to motivate and increase walking. Given that libraries are a place where community members seek health resources, they are a logical setting for increasing community accessibility to pedometers. The purpose was to examine the feasibility of lending pedometers to library patrons to increase walking. In

  4. Household lending, interest rates and housing price bubbles in Korea: Regime switching model and Kalman filter approach

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    Bong Han Kim; Hong-Ghi Min

    2011-01-01

    This study investigates whether interest rates and household lending caused housing price bubbles in Korea over the period of 1986 to 2003. Using a regime-switching model, we found evidence of the existence of housing price bubbles throughout the sample period, with the exception of 1998 when Korea suffered from a financial crisis. Using a Kalman filter technique, we estimated the

  5. Uncertainty, Monitoring Costs, and Private Banks' Lending Decisions in a Duopolistic Loan Market: A Game-Theoretic Real Options Approach

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    Naohiko Baba

    2001-01-01

    This paper explores banks' entry decisions into a duopolistic loan market to shed light on the prolonged slump in the Japanese loan market in the 1990s. The game-theoretic real options approach is employed to analyze the effects of uncertainty on lending decisions. Special emphasis is given to the differences resulting from the alternative assumptions regarding whether the roles of leader

  6. 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

  7. William R. Keylor Professor of History and International Relations

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    Spence, Harlan Ernest

    William R. Keylor Professor of History and International Relations Director, International History Relations, Boston University (1992--) Director, International History Institute, Boston University (1999 Institute Mailing Address: Department of International Relations Boston University 152 Bay State Road Boston

  8. International Cancer Screening Network

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    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

  9. 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…

  10. 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.

  11. Harvard Institute for International Development

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    market, rule of law, low labor costs, and a well working democracy, her performance in attracting FDI for firms, stringent labor laws, poor quality infrastructure, centralized decision-making processes

  12. 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.

  13. INS 622 INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY II International Organizations and Global Economic Governance

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    Laura Gomez-Mera

    Course Description This is an advanced seminar on International Political Economy (IPE), concentrating on international institutions and global economic governance. The course examines the role of international institutions and organizations in promoting interstate cooperation and facilitating \\

  14. Screening for dysglycaemia during pregnancy: Proposals conciliating International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG) and US National Institutes of Health (NIH) panels.

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    Cosson, E; Valensi, P; Carbillon, L

    2014-10-01

    The International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG) has proposed that blood glucose levels for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) be the values associated with a 1.75-fold increase in the risk of neonatal complications in the Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study. However, this recommendation was not adopted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) panel as it would have been responsible for a huge increase in the prevalence of GDM with no clear evidence of a reduction of events at such blood glucose values. Considering this aspect, we now propose the use of a blood glucose threshold combination associated with an odds-ratio of 2.0 for neonatal disorders [fasting plasma glucose (FPG)?95mg/dL, or a 1-h glucose value after a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)?191mg/dL or a 2-h glucose value?162mg/dL] for GDM diagnosis. This would lead to a lower prevalence of GDM and concentrate medical resources on those with the highest risk of complications. This would also allow the use of a similar FPG value for both the diagnosis and therapeutic target of GDM. The IADPSG also proposed screening for dysglycaemia during early pregnancy, using FPG measurement with a similar threshold after 24 weeks of gestation. We propose the same strategy considering an FPG value?95mg/dL as abnormal, but only after confirmatory measurements. We also believe that an OGTT should not be used before 24 weeks of gestation as normal values during that time are as yet unknown. PMID:25282605

  15. 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.

  16. Survey of Medical Literature Borrowed from the National Lending Library for Science and Technology *

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    Wood, David N.; Bower, Cathryn A.

    1969-01-01

    This paper reports the results of a four-week questionnaire survey carried out at the National Lending Library (N.L.L.), Great Britian, to discover which types of organizations were the principal users of medical literature, what types of literature were used, and which were the main sources of references to medical publications. Industrial organizations and universities accounted for the majority (62 percent) of the loans, most of which were English-language periodicals published since 1960. For the whole sample, citation lists in periodical articles were the principal sources of references, although for literature published in the last fifteen months, abstracting and indexing journals were the main sources. Of the latter, Index Medicus proved to be the most fruitful source of references. By asking whether the item requested was really useful to their work, a measure of the reliability of the different sources of references was obtained. Appendixes include the questionnaire, a list of the most frequently borrowed journals, and a list of abstracting and indexing journals used as sources of references. PMID:5782264

  17. UN MARCHÉ FINANCIER INORGANISÉ: L'USURE EN THAÏLANDE \\/ AN UNORGANIZED FINANCIAL MARKET: MONEY-LENDING IN THAILAND

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    Michel Lelart

    1982-01-01

    Money-lending is a wide-spread phenomenon in most developing countries and especially in Asia. Since time immemorial, in rural areas, farmers borrow from money-lenders at very difficult conditions on a personal basis. They pay sky-high interest rates, sometimes as high as 100% or more, for a few-month loan. Although this phenomenon is so wide-spread and a true handicap for development it

  18. 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

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    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

  19. 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...

  20. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

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    Borissova, Daniela

    and animal diversity, cultural traditions and lifestyle of the people occupying them. This world of rareTHIRD INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION "Karst under protection ­ gift for the future generations" This competition is organized by the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography at the Bulgarian

  1. CNS Institute for Physics Teachers

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    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.

  2. As part of a continuing dialogue between U.S. and Russian scientists to advance scientific collaborations, the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health hosted the U.S.-Russia Brain Science Meeting, which was held on November 17, 2

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    collaborations, the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health hosted the U.S.-Russia was to bring together scientists from the U.S. and Russia to explore research areas of neuroscience. Dr

  3. 75 FR 5798 - National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...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...

  4. 12 CFR 560.30 - General lending and investment powers of Federal savings associations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...made through credit card accounts 5(c)(1)(T) None. 6 Deposits in insured depository institutions 5(c)(1)(G) None. 6 Education loans 5(c)(1)(U) None. 6 Federal government and government-sponsored...

  5. 12 CFR 160.30 - General lending and investment powers of Federal savings associations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...made through credit card accounts 5(c)(1)(T) None. 6 Deposits in insured depository institutions 5(c)(1)(G) None. 6 Education loans 5(c)(1)(U) None. 6 Federal government and government-sponsored...

  6. 12 CFR 560.30 - General lending and investment powers of Federal savings associations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...made through credit card accounts 5(c)(1)(T) None. 6 Deposits in insured depository institutions 5(c)(1)(G) None. 6 Education loans 5(c)(1)(U) None. 6 Federal government and government-sponsored...

  7. 12 CFR 560.30 - General lending and investment powers of Federal savings associations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...made through credit card accounts 5(c)(1)(T) None. 6 Deposits in insured depository institutions 5(c)(1)(G) None. 6 Education loans 5(c)(1)(U) None. 6 Federal government and government-sponsored...

  8. The Internal-Candidate Syndrome

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    Barden, Dennis M.

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author explains the complications involved when an internal candidate is included in an open search for a leadership position in an academic institution. Internal-candidate syndrome is a dilemma faced by institutions when they have to choose between an internal candidate and an external one. There are two reasons why…

  9. Investigation of near side lunar volcanic formations using LEND spectrometer data

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sinitsyn, Mikhail

    Neutron spectrometer LEND provides detailed information about neutron flux distribution entire the lunar surface including the equatorial region. It should be noted that the epithermal neutron flux is inversely proportional to the concentration of hydrogen. Thus, it is believed that content of hydrogen is relatively larger in areas with reduced flux of epithermal neutrons. A suppression factor (delta) is used for quantification of changes of neutron flux.The suppression factor indicates the relative difference between investigated area flow and flow of selected comparison area. The comparison area selected with maximum neutron flux, which corresponds to the minimum concentration of hydrogen. The comparison area in the vicinity of crater Tycho (0-5 ppm of hydrogen) is choosed for calculation the suppression factors presented below. In the present study the suppression factors of epithermal neutron flux calculated for volcanic formations located in the KREEP terrain area. These areas include: Aristarchus plateau (lat:26.7,long:-52.3;delta=5.4%(18.2sigma),Gruithuisen volcanic domes (lat:36.1,long:-39.6;delta=5.4%(10.5sigma)),Marius hills(lat: 14.1,long:-51.5,delta=4,6%(12.1sigma)), Hansteen (lat:-15.3,long:-43.7;delta=5.3%(30.3sigma),Helmet(lat:-8.9,long:-28.0;delta=4.1%(26.2sigma)). It makes sense to mention that the minimum flux of epithermal neutrons in the KREEP terrain corresponds to Iridium terrain (lat: 50.5,long:-35.6;delta=6.9%(49.4sigma),although this area is not directly related to volcanic formations. For comparison, the suppression factor in the vicinity of the crater Cabeus is 17%, which corresponds to the concentration of 470 ppm hydrogen. So, the concentration of hydrogen in volcanic areas can be considered as very significant. For example in the area of Maurice hills it is about 130 ppm. Similar results concerning the hydrogen content in the KREEP obtained on the basis of LPNS data. It is possible that the correlation between the elevated hydrogen concentration and location of volcanic formations indicates the indigenous lunar origin of that hydrogen compounds.

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

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    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 ...

  11. Ideal magnetohydrodynamic instabilities with low toroidal mode numbers localized near an internal transport barrier in high-?p mode plasmas in the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak-60 Upgrade

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

    1997-12-01

    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 et al., Phys. Plasmas 4, 1623 (1997)]. The instability occurs in the ?p regime lower than that for the ?p-collapse and its growth rate is of the order of the ideal MHD instability. By a linear analysis of ideal MHD stability, low n modes localized near the internal transport barrier are found to be destabilized in the situation that the bootstrap current driven by the steep pressure gradient reduces the local magnetic shear (s?0) where the safety factor is right close to an integer value.

  12. International Migration

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    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.

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

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

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    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.

  15. Topographically Induced Thermal Effects on Lunar Hydrogen Distributions: Correlated Observations 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.; 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.

  16. Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

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    Milchberg, Howard

    Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health Internship Guidelines Version 2.0 / January..................................................................... 3 Overview of the Internship Program....................................... 3 International Internships..................................................... 4 Objectives of the Internship

  17. Institute of Family Studies Newsletter, No. 11, December 1984, Plus Supplement: XXth International CFR Seminar on Social Change and Social Planning.

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    Michie, Meredith, Comp.; Keane, David, Comp.

    1984-01-01

    Substantive articles in this newsletter issue concern: (1) issues related to reproductive technology; (2) marriage and family questions for the 1986 census; (3) fault and violence in the family court; (4) children and young people in institutional care; (5) marriage counseling initiatives; (6) employment and families; and (7) family life in…

  18. College Perspective '74: Changes, Challenges, Choices. Proceedings, Annual International Institute on the Community College (5th, Lambton College, Sarnia, Ontario, June 10-13, 1974).

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    Delgrosso, G. M., Ed.; Colford, G. D., Ed.

    These conference papers deal with many topics of current interest to community college educators in Canada and the United States. Subjects discussed include: performance-based, individualized, self-paced, and personalized systems of instruction; institutional goals; systems approaches to instruction; the integration of community colleges, public…

  19. 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.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

  20. 31 CFR 561.308 - Foreign financial institution.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...561.308 Foreign financial institution. For...part, the term foreign financial institution...commodity futures or options, or procuring purchasers...commodity futures and options brokers and dealers...include the international financial institutions...

  1. 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

  2. The Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) was founded in 2007 as part of a government program called the World Premier International

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    Takada, Shoji

    science. iCeMS is one of nine WPI centers throughout Japan and boasts eighteen world-renowned principal of a government program called the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) to recruit, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. The fund provides a total of 6 million dollars per year

  3. Proceedings of the national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases international symposium on epidemiologic issues in urinary incontinence in women

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    Jeanette S. Brown; Leroy M. Nyberg; John W. Kusek; Kathryn L. Burgio; Ananias C. Diokno; Anders Foldspang; Nancy H. Fultz; A. Regula Herzog; Steinar Hunskaar; Ian Milsom; Ingrid Nygaard; Leslee L. Subak; David H. Thom

    2003-01-01

    The Epidemiologic Issues in Urinary Incontinence: Current Databases and Future Collaborations Symposium included an international group of 29 investigators from 10 countries. The purpose of the symposium was to discuss the current understanding and knowledge gaps of prevalence, incidence, associated risk factors, and treatment outcomes for incontinence in women. During the symposium, investigators identified existing large databases and ongoing studies

  4. The effects of bank mergers and acquisitions on small business lending 1 The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Board of Governors or its staff. The authors thank an anonymous referee and Bill Schwert (the editor) for valuable guidance and suggestions, Gary Gorton, Randy Kroszner, and Raghu Rajan for very useful discussants' comments, Jim Burke, Ed Ettin, Jim Kolari, Myron Kwast, Steve Pilloff, Steve Rhoades, Phil Strahan, and participants at the ASSA meetings, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Bank Structure and Competition conference, SBA conference on bank consolidation, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York seminar series for their useful insights, and Seth Bonime and Margaret Kyle for their valuable research assistance. 1

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    Allen N Berger; Anthony Saunders; Joseph M Scalise; Gregory F Udell

    1998-01-01

    We examine the effects of bank M&As on small business lending using data on over 6000 recent U.S. bank M&As. We are the first to decompose the impact of M&As into the static effects from simply melding the antecedent institutions and the dynamic effects associated with post-M&A refocusing of the consolidated institution. We are also the first to estimate the

  5. 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…

  6. The IIA Code of Ethics: An International Perspective

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    Rocco R. Vanasco

    1994-01-01

    Highlights similarities among the codes of ethics promulgated by professional societies in the United States such as The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and the EDP Auditors Association (EDPAA). Takes the Code of Ethics of the Institute of Internal Auditors, an international professional association, as an

  7. Epithermal Neutron Observations and Lunar South Pole Targeting for LCROSS impact planning using the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Lunar Exploring Neutron Detector (LEND)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2009-12-01

    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.

  8. English Language Institute Application Packet

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    Young, Paul Thomas

    _____ Black or African American _____ Alaska Native _____ Asian _____ American Indian _____ Native Hawaiian and American Express. (The application fee may also be paid by cashier's check or international money order Language Institute Proof of Medical Insurance Form All international students must have health coverage

  9. Insolation Effects on the Lunar Hydrogen Budget: Correlated Observations of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's LEND, LOLA and Diviner Instruments

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    McClanahan, T. P.; Mitrofanov, I.; Boynton, W. V.; Litvak, M.; Milikh, G. M.; Evans, L. G.; Starr, R. D.; Livengood, T. A.; Chin, G.; Harshman, K.; Droege, G.

    2012-12-01

    In this research we correlate the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's (LRO), Diviner radiometer temperature maps that characterize the Moon's thermal environment with maps derived from the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) and Lunar Orbiting Laser Altimeter (LOLA). In previous research, we found evidence that the Moon's Hydrogen budget was broadly influenced by insolation effects. In that analysis we implemented a transformation of LOLA's topography maps, thereby isolating poleward-facing and equator-facing slopes. We then integrated the LEND epithermal neutron maps over these regions and found that the epithermal neutron count rates were significantly lower in poleward-facing slopes vs. equivalent equator-facing slopes, yielding a localized "epithermal contrast". This result suggests higher H / H2O concentrations in poleward-facing slopes vs. comparable equator-facing slopes. It is also consistent with findings in terrestrial and Martian environments indicating similar H / H2O slope contrasts. In support of that finding we determined that the epithermal neutron rates over east and west-facing slopes were as predicted equivalent. The above effects were also similar for both North and South Poles. Together, this support indicated surface insolation is an important factor governing the Moon's Hydrogen budget. Temperature effects of insolation are primarily a function of a cosine process a = i cos ?, which predicts the effective solar irradiation a, incident to a given surface as a function of its angular orientation ?, to the source solar irradiation, i. ? is locally a function of several variables including combined: seasonal, diurnal, topographic, latitude and regolith compositional effects which induces locally dependent and time variable temperature conditions. The Moons low obliquity and increased latitude predictably attenuate solar irradiation, which is well correlated with decreased near-surface temperatures towards the poles. Importantly, topographic variance is also a critical factor in ?, that influences a slopes relative orientation to the incident solar irradiation thus inducing localized illumination and temperature conditions. At a given lunar latitude, these factors yield a localized temperature continuum. The temperature differential or 'contrast' between localized poleward-facing and equator-facing slopes approximates the temperature range of this continuum. We extend this research by integrating the Diviner radiometer temperature maps to this analysis. In this effort we will perform a correlative analysis to identify and quantify the temperature contrast between pole-facing and equator-facing slopes used in the LEND analysis. This will allow us to determine the relative contribution of insolation factors e.g. latitude, slope degree and orientation to the poleward direction on epithermal neutron fluences and the Hydrogen budget.

  10. 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].

  11. 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…

  12. Institutional repositories

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    Robin Yeates

    2003-01-01

    An institutional repository is the collective intellectual output of an institution recorded in a form that can be preserved and exploited. This article briefly outlines the need for repositories such as Dspace, their role, benefits and drawbacks. It concludes that repositories are key to the ability of institutions to respond to future needs for more dynamic cross-boundary communications services.

  13. 78 FR 14562 - National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...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...

  14. Auditor independence: an international perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rocco R. Vanasco

    1996-01-01

    Examines the role of professional associations, governmental agencies, and international accounting and auditing bodies in promulgating standards to foster auditor independence domestically and abroad. Focuses specifically on the role played by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Government Accounting Office. Also looks at other professional

  15. 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.

  16. International Collaborations WORMS Panel

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    Nagurney, Anna

    of mine spent time at KTH. #12;The experiences in Sweden led me to actively pursue other international of Technology (KTH) Sweden #12;#12;My first, substantive experience with international collaborations, after my receipt of my PhD from Brown University, was taking part in a European Advanced Summer Institute in Umea

  17. Making Sense Out of the Sub-Prime Lending Mess The housing market's troubles loom like a bank of dark clouds over the whole economy. Many

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Making Sense Out of the Sub-Prime Lending Mess The housing market's troubles loom like a bank documentation, and so on. Such financial innovations opened home ownership to families who, in the past, could rates rose dramatically in recent months. How did we get into the current troubled situation? Government

  18. 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

  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. Texas A&M's international campuses, centers and

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    for International Awareness · Center for International Business · Confucius Institute · European Union Center organizations · 88 cultural or international organizations International Studies and Programming Examples · 22Texas A&M's international campuses, centers and institutes: · Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Stillbirth Classification—Developing an International Consensus for Research: Executive Summary of a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Workshop

    PubMed Central

    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

  4. WMS International Exchange Scholarships WMS International Exchange Scholarships Regulations

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    Waikato, University of

    WMS International Exchange Scholarships WMS International Exchange Scholarships Regulations I N T R. The WMS International Exchange Scholarships are awarded twice a year for exchanges in A Semester and B programme Reasons for choosing particular institution/country 2. To be eligible to apply for a WMS

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Precise Quantification of Nanoparticle Internalization

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    Gottstein, Claudia; Wu, Guohui; Wong, Benjamin J.; Zasadzinski, Joseph Anthony

    2013-01-01

    Nanoparticles have opened new exciting avenues for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications in human disease, and targeted nanoparticles are increasingly used as specific drug delivery vehicles. The precise quantification of nanoparticle internalization is of importance to measure the impact of physical and chemical properties on the uptake of nanoparticles into target cells or into cells responsible for rapid clearance. Internalization of nanoparticles has been measured by various techniques, but comparability of data between different labs is impeded by lack of a generally accepted standardized assay. Furthermore, the distinction between associated and internalized particles has been a challenge for many years, although this distinction is critical for most research questions. Previously used methods to verify intracellular location are typically not quantitative and do not lend themselves to high throughput analysis. Here we developed a mathematical model which integrates the data from high throughput flow cytometry measurements with data from quantitative confocal microscopy. The generic method described here will be a useful tool in biomedical nanotechnology studies. The method was then applied to measure the impact of surface coatings of vesosomes on their internalization by cells of the reticuloendothelial system (RES). RES cells are responsible for rapid clearance of nanoparticles, and the resulting fast blood clearance is one of the major challenges in biomedical applications of nanoparticles. Coating of vesosomes with long chain polyethylene glycol showed a trend for lower internalization by RES cells. PMID:23706031

  8. 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.

  9. Earth Institute at Columbia University ADVANCE Program: Addressing Needs for Women in Earth and Environmental Sciences

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    R. E. Bell; M. Cane; J. Mutter; R. Miller; S. Pfirman; J. Laird

    2004-01-01

    The Earth Institute has received a major NSF ADVANCE grant targeted at increasing the participation and advancement of women scientists and engineers in the Academy through institutional transformation. The Earth Institute at Columbia University includes 9 research institutes including Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC), Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), International Research Institute

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. [Institutional Renewal].

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    Brown, Peggy, Ed.

    1983-01-01

    The theme of this journal issue is "Institutional Renewal." Projects designed to address the issues of the 1980s at 18 colleges are described, and 15 definitions of institutional renewal are presented. Participating colleges were provided expert advice through the Association of American College's (AAC) Project Lodestar (renamed Consultation and…

  13. Institutional Reports

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    Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1973

    1973-01-01

    The reports cover the adult literary programs in Himachal Pradesh, the Madras Regional Council for Adult Education (AE), the AE institution Lik Shikshan Vibhag, the Bikaner AE Association, the Varanasi Council of literacy and AE, the AE department (extension) of Rajasthan, the Indore Workers Institute, and the Ministry of Education's Directorate…

  14. 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 .

  15. 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.

  16. CSCAPES Institute

    SciTech Connect

    Alex Pothen

    2008-10-26

    We report on the progress made by researchers of the CSCAPES Institute at Old Dominion University for the years 2007 and 2008 in the areas of research, software creation, education and training, and outreach activities.

  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. 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 ...

  19. 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

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    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:

  20. 19 CFR 210.10 - Institution of investigation.

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    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 false Institution of investigation. 210.10 Section 210.10 ...STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION INVESTIGATIONS OF UNFAIR PRACTICES IN IMPORT TRADE...Commencement of Preinstitution Proceedings and Investigations § 210.10 Institution of...

  1. World Policy Institute

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    The World Policy Institute, located within the New School University since 1991, is concerned with promoting and engaging the public debate and scholarship surrounding international diplomacy and world politics. As such, the Institute seeks to "offer innovative policy proposals for public debate with the goal of developing an internationalist consensus on the measures needed for the management of a world market economy" and "to nurture a new generation of writers and public intellectuals committed to internationalist thinking." From the well-organized home page, users can read current and archived issues of the World Policy Journals (one of WPI's scholarly publications), read about ongoing research projects (including those dealing with the international arms trade and counter-terrorism), and find out about events sponsored by the Institute. Perhaps the highlight of the site is the archive, including lecture and discussion video recordings, which address such topics as "The Democratic Deficit in Latin America" and "Nation Building: Does it Work?" and are viewable in their entirety. [KMG

  2. International Trade and Sustainability: A survey Louis Dupuy

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    Boyer, Edmond

    International Trade and Sustainability: A survey Louis Dupuy LAREFI Working Paper N°2012-01 April, institutions and international trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3 International trade in the sustainability literature 11 3.1 Openness and sustainability

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Illinois Institute of Technology International Center

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    Heller, Barbara

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  9. 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...

  10. 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…

  11. Institute for Global Communications

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    The Institute for Global Communications (IGC), an Internet service provider, maintains a meta website for PeaceNet, EcoNet, LaborNet, ConflictNet, and WomensNet. Members include Amnesty International, Catholic Charities, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Essential Information, Greenpeace, National Audubon, Planned Parenthood, Socialist Labor Party, and many others. In all, the Internet sites of close to 400 member organizations are linked. Each sub-site contains a Recent Headlines, Action Alerts, and Features section in addition to an option to view news group or web site information by issue (e.g. atmosphere & climate, habitats & species, women), allowing users to create and follow their own reading list.

  12. Institution Morphisms

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  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

    ...CONTINUED) GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Rules and Regulations Under the Securities...prohibition under section 13(k). (a) For the purpose... (1) Foreign bank means an institution: (i...its home jurisdiction; and (iii) That...

  14. 17 CFR 240.13k-1 - Foreign bank exemption from the insider lending prohibition under section 13(k).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...CONTINUED) GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Rules and Regulations Under the Securities...prohibition under section 13(k). (a) For the purpose... (1) Foreign bank means an institution: (i...its home jurisdiction; and (iii) That...

  15. 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

    ...CONTINUED) GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Rules and Regulations Under the Securities...prohibition under section 13(k). (a) For the purpose... (1) Foreign bank means an institution: (i...its home jurisdiction; and (iii) That...

  16. 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

    ...CONTINUED) GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Rules and Regulations Under the Securities...prohibition under section 13(k). (a) For the purpose... (1) Foreign bank means an institution: (i...its home jurisdiction; and (iii) That...

  17. International Education/International Business: A Model for Cooperation.

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    Rookstool, Judy

    In order to strengthen cooperation among institutions of higher education and businesses with global connections in Silicon Valley, a project was undertaken by San Jose City College to compile a list of the internationally oriented business-related courses available at local institutions and identify existing gaps in the curricula. Information…

  18. The international lithosphere program

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    Flinn, Edward A.

    The International Lithosphere Program is a new international interdisciplinary research program in the solid earth sciences that has been established by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) at the joint request of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Its goal is a better understanding of the development of the earth, particularly those aspects upon which human society depends for its well-being.The International Lithosphere Program (ILP) is a natural sequel to a series of international cooperative projects in the geosciences that began with the International Geophysical Year in 1957-58 and continued with the Upper Mantle Project in the 1960's and the International Geodynamics Project (IGP) in the 1970's. In 1977, IUGG and IUGS established an inter-union task group to consider the possibility of a successor to the IGP for the 1980's. The task group, under cochairmen Carl Kisslinger (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado), foreign secretary of the American Geophysical Union, and J. Henning Illies (Geophysical Institute, University of Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany), invited suggestions and comments from the two unions and the national committees in the member countries. Their report, which was completed late in 1978, proposed a new project on the dynamics, origin, and evolution of the lithosphere. This proposal was approved by the IUGS Executive Committee in December 1979 and by the IUGS Council in June 1980. An inter-union steering committee, established in 1979 under the joint chairmanship of Kisslinger and Illies, developed the organizational framework and constitution of the new program. These were approved by resolution of the ICSU Governing Board in September 1980, and the Inter-Union Commission on the Lithosphere (ICL) was established to implement the program. National members of ICSU were urged to establish national committees and to develop internal programs for the new International Lithosphere Program.

  19. 2009Asia-Pacific International Chemical Industry Exhibition PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (BEIJING) CO., LTD.

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    Jayaram, Bhyravabotla

    2009Asia-Pacific International Chemical Industry Exhibition PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION The Sixth Sino-US Chemical Engineering Forum Exhibition Chemical Industry Achievement Exhibition to remember Institution to Host Exhibition: Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Chemical Industry

  20. 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

  1. Moonshine: Diurnally varying hydration through natural distillation on the Moon, detected by the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND)

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    Livengood, T. A.; Chin, G.; Sagdeev, R. Z.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Boynton, W. V.; Evans, L. G.; Litvak, M. L.; McClanahan, T. P.; Sanin, A. B.; Starr, R. D.; Su, J. J.

    2015-07-01

    The Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND), on the polar-orbiting Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft, has detected suppression in the Moon's naturally-occurring epithermal neutron leakage flux that is consistent with the presence of diurnally varying quantities of hydrogen in the regolith near the equator. Peak hydrogen concentration (neutron flux suppression) is on the dayside of the dawn terminator and diminishes through the dawn-to-noon sector. The minimum concentration of hydrogen is in the late afternoon and dusk sector. The chemical form of hydrogen is not determinable from these measurements, but other remote sensing methods and anticipated elemental availability suggest water molecules or hydroxyl ions. Signal-to-noise ratio at maximum contrast is 5.6? in each of two detector systems. Volatiles are deduced to collect in or on the cold nightside surface and distill out of the regolith after dawn as rotation exposes the surface to sunlight. Liberated volatiles migrate away from the warm subsolar region toward the nearby cold nightside surface beyond the terminator, resulting in maximum concentration at the dawn terminator. The peak concentration within the upper ?1 m of regolith is estimated to be 0.0125 ± 0.0022 weight-percent water-equivalent hydrogen (wt% WEH) at dawn, yielding an accumulation of 190 ± 30 ml recoverable water per square meter of regolith at each dawn. Volatile transport over the lunar surface in opposition to the Moon's rotation exposes molecules to solar ultraviolet radiation. The short lifetime against photolysis and permanent loss of hydrogen from the Moon requires a resupply rate that greatly exceeds anticipated delivery of hydrogen by solar wind implantation or by meteoroid impacts, suggesting that the surface inventory must be continually resupplied by release from a deep volatile inventory in the Moon. The natural distillation of water from the regolith by sunlight and its capture on the cold night surface may provide energy-efficient access to volatiles for in situ resource utilization (ISRU) by direct capture before volatiles can enter the surface, eliminating the need to actively mine regolith for volatile resource recovery.

  2. Marine Environmental Research Institute

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    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.

  3. Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation

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    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. 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…

  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. Careers services: supporting international students

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    Mottram, Nigel

    Careers services: supporting international students #12;World rankings aside, word of mouth is one of the most effective marketing tools for encouraging students to consider a particular higher education institution (HEI). Careers services are of particular interest to many international students who often choose

  7. International Cooperation: A Positive Response.

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    Soria, Oscar

    Conditions for developing international university cooperation are identified, along with stages of international cooperation in education. Guidelines to promote cooperation are provided. The dominant focus and new role of universities has become problem-solving and community development, as distinct from the previous institutional-building…

  8. Business and International Education Program

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    Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents an overview of the Business and International Education Program of the International Education Programs Service (IEPS). This program provides funds to institutions of higher education that enter into an agreement with a trade association, a business, or both for the purpose of improving business curriculum and as a means of…

  9. Alaskan Exemplary Program The Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) A Quarter Century of Success of Educating, Nurturing, and Retaining Alaska Native and Rural Students An International Polar Year Adventure in Barrow

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    Wartes, D.; Owens, G.

    2007-12-01

    RAHI, the Rural Alaska Honors Institute, began in 1983 after a series of meetings between the Alaska Federation of Natives and the University of Alaska, to discuss the retention rates of Alaska Native and rural students. RAHI is a six-week college-preparatory summer bridge program on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus for Alaska Native and rural high school juniors and seniors. The student body is approximately 94 percent Alaska Native. RAHI students take classes that earn them seven to ten college credits, thus giving them a head start on college. Courses include: writing, study skills, desk top publishing, Alaska Native dance or swimming, and a choice of geoscience, biochemistry, math, business, rural development, or engineering. A program of rigorous academic activity combines with social, cultural, and recreational activities to make up the RAHI program of early preparation for college. Students are purposely stretched beyond their comfort levels academically and socially to prepare for the big step from home or village to a large culturally western urban campus. They are treated as honors students and are expected to meet all rigorous academic and social standards set by the program. All of this effort and activity support the principal goal of RAHI: promoting academic success for rural students in college. Over 25 years, 1,200 students have attended the program. Sixty percent of the RAHI alumni have entered four-year academic programs. Over 230 have earned a bachelors degree, twenty-nine have earned masters degrees, and seven have graduated with professional degrees (J.D., Ph.D., or M.D.), along with 110 associate degrees and certificates. In looking at the RAHI cohort, removing those students who have not been in college long enough to obtain a degree, 27.3 percent of RAHI alums have received a bachelors degree. An April 2006 report by the American Institutes for Research through the National Science Foundation found that: Rural Native students in the UA system who participated in RAHI are nearly twice as likely to earn a bachelors degree, than those who did not attend RAHI. This summer, in celebration of the International Polar Year, in collaboration with Ilisagvik College, at the completion of the traditional RAHI program, ten RAHI students flew to Barrow for an additional two weeks of study. Five students participated in an archaeological dig and five students performed research with the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium scientists studying climate change. In addition, ten students from Greenland visited the program, with plans to more fully participate next summer. This added dimension to the program has proved successful, allowing the students to compare and contrast between their own countries and indigenous perspectives. Global warming was an issue that was hotly debated, as its effects are so evident in the Polar Regions. In the Arctic, life is directly tied to the ice and snow. As the ice disappears and/or changes, the Indigenous people have to adapt. RAHI would like to share with you some of the results of this past summers IPY activities.

  10. Environment, governance, controls, and radical innovation during institutional transitions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yaqun Yi; Yi Liu; Hong He; Yuan Li

    Researchers pay only limited attention to the problem of drive force of radical innovation in institutional transitions, especially\\u000a in China. Drawing on both institutional theory, managerial control theory, and innovation theory, this study examines the\\u000a roles of external and internal drivers to firms’ radical innovation. Specifically, we examine the effects of external institutional\\u000a environment and internal corporate governance on radical

  11. Bibliography on Secession and International Law

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary D. Hood

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this bibliography is to bring together a variety of sources as a resource for the attendees of America's Regional Conference on Secession and International Law, sponsored by the International and Comparative Law Institute of Santa Clara University School of Law in cooperation with the Consortium on International Disputes Resolution (CIDIR). Issues discussed at this conference include: Secession

  12. Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Business Systems Developer

    E-print Network

    Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Business Systems Developer Further Particulars The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) is a national and international visitor institute), by external parties onto the database. This is a fixed-term appointment of 9 months. Location Isaac Newton

  13. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYTICAL STUDIES

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    de Lijser, Peter

    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYTICAL STUDIES PERCENT STUDENTS 1,643 4.4% #12;CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYTICAL.0% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 82 1.7% #12;CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYTICAL

  14. Digital preservation in the context of institutional repositories

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Helen Hockx-Yu

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – To discuss the issues and challenges of digital preservation facing institutional repositories and to illustrate the Joint Information Systems Committee's (JISC) view on institutional repositories and its key initiatives in helping UK institutions address these issues. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A combination of published work and JISC documents (public facing or internal) were used as reference material. Findings – Digital

  15. Institutional Quality of a Higher Education Institution from the Perspective of Employers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rodman, Karmen; Biloslavo, Roberto; Bratoz, Silva

    2013-01-01

    The present paper proposes a theoretical model of institutional quality of a higher education institution (HEI) which, in addition to the internal dimensions of quality, incorporates also the external dimension, i.e. the outcomes dimension. This dimension has been neglected by the quality standards and models examined in our paper. Furthermore,…

  16. Trajectories of Pure and Co-Occurring Internalizing and Externalizing Problems From Age 2 to Age 12: Findings From the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kostas A. Fanti; Christopher C. Henrich

    2010-01-01

    How and why do internalizing and externalizing problems, psychopathological problems from different diagnostic classes representing separate forms of psychopathology, co-occur in children? We investigated the development of pure and co-occurring internalizing and externalizing problems from ages 2 to 12 with the use of latent class growth analysis. Furthermore, we examined how early childhood factors (temperament, cognitive functioning, maternal depression, and

  17. Trajectories of Pure and Co-Occurring Internalizing and Externalizing Problems from Age 2 to Age 12: Findings from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fanti, Kostas A.; Henrich, Christopher C.

    2010-01-01

    How and why do internalizing and externalizing problems, psychopathological problems from different diagnostic classes representing separate forms of psychopathology, co-occur in children? We investigated the development of pure and co-occurring internalizing and externalizing problems from ages 2 to 12 with the use of latent class growth…

  18. Institute of Design Institute of Design

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    Heller, Barbara

    Institute of Design Institute of Design 350 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60610 312.595.4900 design The Institute of Design has continuously explored emerg- ing ideas about how design interacts with society languages and use of new media and material. The school was renamed the Institute of Design (ID) in 1944

  19. The Humphrey Institute: Designing Institutions of Governance.

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    Brandl, John E.; Schuh, G. Edward

    2000-01-01

    Describes the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Addresses financing, policy making as institutional design, the institutional design perspective at the institute, scope and range of activities, decision-making about programs, and activities (including Sasakawa Global 2000 Program in Sub-Saharan Africa…

  20. Strenghening Safeguards Authorities and Institutions

    SciTech Connect

    Goodman,M.; Lockwood, d.; Rosenthal, M.D.; Tape, J.W.

    2008-06-06

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards system has changed in major ways from the establishment of the IAEA in 1957 until the present. Changes include strengthening the legal framework of safeguards; improvements in concepts and approaches for safeguards implementation; and significant improvements in the technical tools available to inspectors. In this paper, we explore three broad areas related to strengthening safeguards authorities and institutions: integrated safeguards and State-Level Approaches; special inspections; and NPT withdrawal and the continuation of safeguards.

  1. The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, is a world-renowned scientific institute devoted to improving public health by ensuring the safety and efficacy of vaccines and biomedicines

    E-print Network

    Lübeck, Universität zu

    The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines and efficacy of vaccines and biomedicines both in Germany and throughout the world. PEI carries. Internationally competitive research is carried out in the fields of virology, microbiology

  2. Institute for Strategic Dialogue

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    The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) is an independent think-tank working with leaders in government, media and the private sector. Their goal is to "challenge long-range threats to international and communal peace and to enhance Europe's capacity to act strategically in the global arena." The ISD was started in 1996, and lately their new work has included creating a network of Muslim professionals across Europe and sponsoring scholarships and leadership conferences. Scholars and other policy-types should click on over to the "Publications" area. Here they will find recent works that include "Muslims in the European Mediascape: Integration and Social Cohesion Dynamics" and "Exploring New Vehicles for a Strategic European Engagement with Russia". On the homepage, visitors can find a list of recent events sponsored by the ISD and also watch some media from their talks and conference gatherings.

  3. UNESCO Institute for Statistics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Established in 1999, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) was designed to meet both the needs of UNESCO Member States and to provide the international community with a wide range of statistical information in order to "analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of their programmes and to inform their policy decisions." The UIC is hosted by the University of Montreal, and performs work around four primary themes, including education, literacy, culture & communication, and science & technology. Overall, the site is a remarkable source of information, including databases, working papers, country profiles, statistical tables, and methodological material about the conduct of their research. Several of these works are featured prominently on their homepage including a working paper on financing the expansion of educational opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean and an electronic questionnaire on science and technology.

  4. The Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD) is part of the International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Program and is supported by the National Institute of General

    E-print Network

    Jarrett, Thomas H.

    The Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD) is part of the International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data December 15-19, 2014 Gainesville, FL

  5. The Getty Conservation Institute

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2008-01-01

    Started in 1985, The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) "works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts." Their mission is quite broad, as it includes conservation projects that involve architecture, individual objects, and site examinations. First-time visitors may wish to start by looking at the "What's New" area on the right-hand side of the homepage. Here they will find short videos on Asian orange colorants, information about Middle East heritage databases, and a direct link to the latest edition of the GCI's newsletter, "Conservation". Moving on, the "Free PDF Publications" area contains access to full-length books, reports, glossaries, and short papers published by the GCI. The "Videos and Audio" area contains a number of compelling talks, including a conversation with a panel of experts about long-term preservation plans for the bridges that span the Los Angeles River. Finally, the site also contains information for potential visiting scholars, graduate students, and interns within the "Public Programs" area of the site.

  6. INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE

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    Engman, David M.

    THE CANCER INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CANCER SURVIVORSHIP INSTITUTE THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE #12;THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE Today more than ever, cancer survivors Survivorship Institute at Northwestern Medicine is exceptionally well-positioned to integrate the best medical

  7. Institutional Centers and Institutes General Guidelines, Procedures, and Forms

    E-print Network

    Saidak, Filip

    Institutional Centers and Institutes General Guidelines, Procedures, and Forms (Approved.htm). General Guidelines and Procedures I. Definitions of UNCG Centers and Institutes Centers and institutes established by UNCG. Guidelines and Procedures: Institutional Centers/Institutes April 7. 2005 Office

  8. Institute of Design Institute of Design

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    Institute of Design Institute of Design 350 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60610 312.595.4900 main 312.595.4906 graduate study information 312.595.4901 fax design@id.iit.edu www.id.iit.edu Dean: Patrick F. Whitney The Institute of Design (ID) is defined by a legacy of experimentation joined with unique academic programs

  9. Nepal's Crisis: Mobilising International Influence

    E-print Network

    International Crisis Group

    2006-04-19

    Policy Briefing Asia Briefing N°49 Kathmandu/Brussels, 19 April 2006 Nepal’s Crisis: Mobilising International Influence I. OVERVIEW Pro-democracy demonstrations and a general strike across Nepal in recent weeks mark a decisive shift... institutions) to form a common front on strategy and tactics to maximise international influence in assisting Nepal’s escape from its worsening conflict. The conflict remains soluble and a genuine democratic mass movement increases the chances of a...

  10. INTL MAJOR OVERVIEW INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJOR

    E-print Network

    Raja, Anita

    and magazines; law firms; financial institutions; public relations firms; and the travel industry. They also) INTL 3115 Globalization & Digital Media (or COMM 3126) INTL 3120 Women's Studies International (or WGST

  11. 77 FR 61025 - Certain Prepregs, Laminates, and Finished Circuit Boards: Notice of Institution of Formal...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-05

    ...of Institution of Formal Enforcement Proceeding AGENCY: U.S. International Trade...has instituted a formal enforcement proceeding relating to the April 10, 2009, consent...Isola filed a complaint for enforcement proceedings under Commission Rule...

  12. NIPR: National Institute of Polar Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Institute of Polar Research introduces its comprehensive polar research and administration of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions (JARE) at this website. Users can view data, satellite and photographic images, and descriptions of the Institute's many upper atmosphere physics, meteorology, geology, geomorphology, and oceanography investigations. The site describes the Institute's developments of heavy-duty over snow vehicles, a waste-heat recovery system, and other engineering initiatives that benefit JARE. Researchers can learn about NIPR's various publications, International Science Programs, and upcoming symposiums.

  13. Institutional plan. Fiscal year, 1997--2002

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-10-01

    The Institutional Plan is the culmination of Argonne`s annual planning cycle. The document outlines what Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) regards as the optimal development of programs and resources in the context of national research and development needs, the missions of the Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory, and pertinent resource constraints. It is the product of ANL`s internal planning process and extensive discussions with DOE managers. Strategic planning is important for all of Argonne`s programs, and coordination of planning for the entire institution is crucial. This Institutional Plan will increasingly reflect the planning initiatives that have recently been implemented.

  14. Do governing institutions affect foreign direct investment inflows? New evidence from emerging economies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David A. Wernick; Jerry Haar; Shane Singh

    2009-01-01

    In recent years, Western governments and international financial institutions have urged developing countries to undertake a range of institutional reforms to attract greater investment flows and hasten socioeconomic development. But do countries with strong governing institutions and business-friendly policies truly attract proportionally more foreign direct investment (FDI) than those with weaker institutions and a less favourable policy mix? This study

  15. Detection: International update, and some emerging di-lemmas involving calibration, the blank, and multiple detection decisions 1 Contribution of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; not subject to copyright. 1 2 Based on an invited lecture at the International Conference on Environmetrics and Chemometrics (Las Vegas, September 1995). 2

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. A. Currie

    1997-01-01

    Detection and quantification capabilities represent fundamental performance characteristics of measurement processes, yet there have been decades of confusion and miscommunication regarding the underlying concepts and terminology. New, coordinated documents prepared by the International organization for standardization (ISO) [1] and the International union of pure and applied chemistry (IUPAC) [2] promise to alleviate this situation by providing, for the first time,

  16. The association between medical education accreditation and the examination performance of internationally educated physicians seeking certification in the United States.

    PubMed

    van Zanten, Marta

    2015-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the performance of graduates of international medical schools who seek Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification based on accreditation of their medical education programmes. For the self-selected population who took United States Medical Licensing Examinations during the study period (2006-2010), accreditation was associated with higher first-attempt pass rates on some examinations, especially for international medical graduates from schools located in the Caribbean region. In addition, certain essential accreditation standards were associated with better performance on all examinations. This study lends support to the value of medical education accreditation. PMID:25947650

  17. 77 FR 34997 - Xanthan Gum From Austria and China; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigations and Scheduling...

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    2012-06-12

    ...INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1202-1203 (Preliminary...China; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations AGENCY: United States...

  18. 76 FR 43343 - Large Power Transformers From Korea; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling...

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    2011-07-20

    ...INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1189 (Preliminary...Korea; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling of a Preliminary Phase Investigation AGENCY: United States...

  19. 77 FR 70185 - Silica Bricks and Shapes From China; Institution of an Antidumping Duty Investigation and...

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    2012-11-23

    ...INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1205 (Preliminary...Institution of an Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling of a Preliminary Phase Investigation AGENCY: United States...

  20. 75 FR 39429 - National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and...

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    2010-07-08

    ...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)--Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program--Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP)-- International...

  1. 75 FR 27324 - National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and...

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    2010-05-14

    ...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)--Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program--Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP)-- International...

  2. 77 FR 13631 - Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From China; Institution and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase...

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    2012-03-07

    ...INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-489 and 731-TA-1201...Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations AGENCY: United States International...gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary...

  3. 34 CFR 658.32 - What additional criteria does the Secretary apply to institutional applications?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM How Does the Secretary...involved the applicant's faculty, as well as administrators...international studies and foreign languages at the applicant institution...plans to improve or expand language instruction. (c)...

  4. 34 CFR 658.32 - What additional criteria does the Secretary apply to institutional applications?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM How Does the Secretary...involved the applicant's faculty, as well as administrators...international studies and foreign languages at the applicant institution...plans to improve or expand language instruction. (c)...

  5. 34 CFR 658.32 - What additional criteria does the Secretary apply to institutional applications?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM How Does the Secretary...involved the applicant's faculty, as well as administrators...international studies and foreign languages at the applicant institution...plans to improve or expand language instruction. (c)...

  6. 34 CFR 658.32 - What additional criteria does the Secretary apply to institutional applications?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM How Does the Secretary...involved the applicant's faculty, as well as administrators...international studies and foreign languages at the applicant institution...plans to improve or expand language instruction. (c)...

  7. 34 CFR 658.32 - What additional criteria does the Secretary apply to institutional applications?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM How Does the Secretary...involved the applicant's faculty, as well as administrators...international studies and foreign languages at the applicant institution...plans to improve or expand language instruction. (c)...

  8. Electromagnetic Visibility and Invisibility Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    E-print Network

    Ciocan-Fontanine, Ionut

    Electromagnetic Visibility and Invisibility Ting Zhou Massachusetts Institute of Technology of determining the internal properties of a medium by mak- ing electromagnetic measurements at the boundary- neous isotropic electromagnetic background medium using the enclosure method. The second part

  9. Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    E-print Network

    Rau, Don C.

    Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) Division of Intramural Population Health Research research focusing on human reproduction, pregnancy, and child health. Branch scientists are internationally and preeclampsia), genetics, birth defects, nutrition, obesity, type 2 diabetes, developmental origins of disease

  10. INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY

    E-print Network

    Constable, Steve

    SCRI PPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY FIRST FIFTY YEARS BY HELEN RAITT AND BEATRICE MOULTON The Ward of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Scripps Institution has been a La Jolla landmark practically since] #12;today's great advances. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a handful of other research

  11. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference

    E-print Network

    Popovych, Roman

    Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference SYMMETRY in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics #12;National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Institute of Mathematics Proceedings of Institute of Mathematics.V. Skorokhod, O.M. Sharkovsky, O.I. Stepanets, P.M. Tamrazov Founded in 1994 #12;i i I Proceedings

  12. IN THIS ISSUE Materials Research Institute

    E-print Network

    Shahriar, Selim

    for International and Comparative Studies 11 Chemistry of Life Processes Institute 11 Espins: multifunctional actin, and globally," says MRI Director, R.P.H. (Bob) Chang. "Materials-related activities" is a broad term. The fields of materials science and technology encompass traditional science disciplines such as chemistry

  13. ASBO Eagle Institute: A Leadership Opportunity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scharff, James

    2012-01-01

    Each summer, ASBO International conducts an Eagle Institute leadership session in the Washington, D.C., area that provides a group of about 25 participants, including Eagle Award recipients, an opportunity to network with and learn from exemplary leaders inside and outside the field of school business management. Each year, the focus of the…

  14. Ariana Beste Joint Institute for Computational Sciences

    E-print Network

    Pennycook, Steve

    Ariana Beste UT Staff Joint Institute for Computational Sciences Oak Ridge National Laboratory (865, 1999 Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany Computer Science AS, 1999 University of Florida, Gainesville and Synergistic Activities 2011 Reviewer for NSF International Collaborations in Chemistry Award 2011 Certificate

  15. Institutional Determinants of Equity Financing in Austria

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Werner Dirschmid; Walter Waschiczek

    2005-01-01

    This study examines which institutional determinants are chiefly responsible for the fact that the capital structure of Austrian companies is dominated by debt. An international comparison shows that company taxation is generally not financing-neutral and, given the observed differences in equity ratios between countries, cannot be the primary factor influencing capital structure choice. Instead, the nature of creditor protections, which

  16. Mechanical Engineering Department WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

    E-print Network

    Furlong, Cosme

    Mechanical Engineering Department WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT STRESS ANALYSIS ES-2502, C'2012 Lecture 02: Internal Forces 13 January 2012 #12;Mechanical Engineering@wpi.edu Tatiana Popova tpopova@wpi.edu #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Force analysis. Free-body diagrams

  17. Monastic Governance: Forgotten Prospects for Public Institutions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emil Inauen; Katja Rost; Bruno S. Frey; Fabian Homberg; Margit Osterloh

    2010-01-01

    To overcome agency problems, public sector reforms started to introduce businesslike incentive structures to motivate public officials. By neglecting internal behavioral incentives, however, these reforms often do not reach their stated goals. This research analyzes the governance structure of Benedictine monasteries to gain new insights into solving agency problems in public institutions. A comparison is useful because members of both

  18. THE INSTITUTE FOR BIRD POPULATIONS FINANCIAL REPORT

    E-print Network

    DeSante, David F.

    THE INSTITUTE FOR BIRD POPULATIONS FINANCIAL REPORT December 31, 2011 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Page No. INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT 1 -2 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Statement of Financial Position 3 Statement of Federal Awards 17 REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ON COMPLIANCE AND OTHER MATTERS

  19. THE INSTITUTE FOR BIRD POPULATIONS FINANCIAL REPORT

    E-print Network

    DeSante, David F.

    THE INSTITUTE FOR BIRD POPULATIONS FINANCIAL REPORT December 31, 2009 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Page No. INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT 1 -2 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Statement of Financial Position 3 Statement of Federal Awards 17 INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

  20. THE INSTITUTE FOR BIRD POPULATIONS FINANCIAL REPORT

    E-print Network

    DeSante, David F.

    THE INSTITUTE FOR BIRD POPULATIONS FINANCIAL REPORT December 31, 2010 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Page No. INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT 1 -2 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Statement of Financial Position 3 Statement of Federal Awards 17 REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ON COMPLIANCE AND OTHER MATTERS

  1. Bangalore, India NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES

    E-print Network

    Udgaonkar, Jayant B.

    Bangalore, India NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES SO THAT A NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE WORLD CAN #12;SO THAT A NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE WORLD CAN COME TO BE: PUTTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO POLITICO for maintenance of international peace and security -- the nuclear weapons conundrum, kept alive by the deterrence

  2. Internationalization Plans for Higher Education Institutions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Childress, Lisa K.

    2009-01-01

    Many studies have been conducted on the internationalization of higher education. Yet little is known about institutional plans for internationalization. This article presents the results of a study conducted with the American Council on Education's Center for International Initiatives on the types, prevalence, development, implementation, and…

  3. 2011 Annual Report ERIC FRIEDHEIM TOURISM INSTITUTE

    E-print Network

    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    2011 Annual Report ERIC FRIEDHEIM TOURISM INSTITUTE www.uftourism.org Research | Consulting Report | 2011 Message from the Director A ccording to the World Travel and Tourism Council, tourism nationally and internationally than ever before. Tourism generates more than $6 trillion of economic activity

  4. 2011-12 International Student Certification of Finances Guidelines

    E-print Network

    Smith, Marc L.

    conditions have made verifying the financial resources of international applicants essential. Institutions do not have the option of deciding whether to verify the financial resources of their international applicants; financial verification must be made prior to institutional issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I

  5. The Kronos longevity research institute.

    PubMed

    Harman, S Mitchell

    2003-05-01

    The Kronos Longevity Research Institute (KLRI), founded in Jan., 2000, is a Phoenix-based not-for-profit institution conducting clinical translational research aimed at early detection and prevention of age-related diseases and slowing or reversing the aging process. KLRI also provides education in biomedical gerontology for regional and national professional and lay communities. KLRI is privately funded, mainly by the Aurora Foundation. S. Mitchell Harman, M.D., Ph.D., founding Director and President is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and a former section chief and acting clinical director of the National Institute on Aging, NIH, with an international reputation as a leader in the field of hormones and aging. Other professional staff are: a Clinical Director, Director of Exercise Sciences, Senior Scientist, and Clinical Study Coordinator. KLRI's facility includes a clinical study center (CSC), an exercise study center (ESC), and a molecular laboratory. Current research focuses on relationships among aging, endocrine function, oxidative stress, and sarcopenia. All research projects are pre-reviewed by KLRI's Scientific Advisory Board, a distinguished group of biomedical investigators. KLRI sponsors a series of bimonthly seminars in Phoenix and an annual two-day national symposium, with talks on biomedical gerontology presented by world-renowned experts. The institute has plans to double faculty, staff, and research activities by 2006, which will require new sources of funding. The aging demography of the first half of the century will make KLRI's research increasingly relevant to the population of the U.S. and the world. PMID:12742524

  6. London International Youth Science Forum

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Auty, Geoff

    2010-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the 2010 London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) and shares his experience in attending the forum. Unlike the Harry Messel event in Sydney, which takes place every two years, LIYSF is an annual event. Before moving to Imperial College London, LIYSF was held at the Institute of Electrical Engineers and…

  7. The international politics of national parks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karen M. O'Neill

    1996-01-01

    National parks are the keystone institutions of environmental conservation. Because national parks make certain lands part of the state itself, international agencies and nongovernmental organizations that promote national parks propose, in effect, to alter the state, as well as the local economy and state relations with social groups. Has international political pressure caused states to create national parks? I consider

  8. International Entry Decision for Design Firms 

    E-print Network

    Tohidi Vahdat, Amin

    2013-11-22

    I INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................ 1 1.1. Problem Statement .................................................................................................. 3 1.2. Research... the influence of company specific factors and country institutional factors on the entry decision of international construction companies. 1.1. Problem Statement In order to improve international project performance it is critical to understand...

  9. Principles, Structure, & Implementation of International Environmental Law

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Armin Rosencranz

    This module introduces the fundamental norms and institutions that comprise international environmental law and then focuses on six specific topics: air pollution and protection of the atmosphere, hazardous waste, endangered species, international rivers, the global commons, and forest ecosystems. Study and discussions questions are included.

  10. International Universities: Misunderstandings and Emerging Models?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knight, Jane

    2015-01-01

    Internationalization has transformed higher education institutions and systems but there is much confusion as to what an international, binational, transnational, cosmopolitan, multinational, or global university actually means. There is no standardized model for an international university, nor should there be, but a deeper understanding of…

  11. Proceedings of the Third International Conference

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    Popovych, Roman

    Proceedings of the Third International Conference SYMMETRY in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics #12, Ukraine Proceedings of Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Volume 30 Mathematics and its applications #12;S E R I E S Mathematical Physics Proceedings of the Third International

  12. RESEARCH Open Access Clinical characteristics predicting internal

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    : To identify clinical characteristics associated with internal neurofibromas in children with NF1, as a means developed from preexisting internal neurofibromas. Patients and methods: We used data from two NF1 NIH diagnostic criteria for NF1 and the Neurofibromatosis Institute Database of North America

  13. Building Capacity through International Student Affairs Exchange

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    Roberts, Dennis C.; Roberts, Darbi L.

    2012-01-01

    In order to build local capacity in an international higher education setting, the Qatar Study Tour and Young Professionals Institute (QST and YPI) was created as an inquiry-based learning experience shared among diverse participants and designed to enhance learning at both the local and international levels. The intent of the QST and YPI model…

  14. Financial Reporting Environments and International Capital Mobility

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    Danqing Young; David A. Guenther

    2003-01-01

    We examine whether differences in international capital mobility across countries are related to country-specific differences in financial reporting environments. We hypothesize that countries where financial accounting environments lead to greater disclosure of value-relevant accounting information are more likely to have higher international capital mobility. The results of empirical tests are consistent with our hypothesis. Copyright 2003 The Institute of Professional

  15. A diurnal study of lunar topography to determine regolith temperature contributions to the inference of hydrogen volatiles using epithermal neutrons from the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND).

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    McClanahan, T. P.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Boynton, W. V.; Chin, G.; Evans, L. G.; Starr, R. D.; Livengood, T. A.; Litvak, M. L.; Sanin, A. B.; Murray, J.; Parsons, A. M.; Su, J. J.; Bodnarik, J.; Harshman, K.; Sagdeev, R.

    2014-12-01

    In this research we investigate lunar volatiles in the Moon's southern latitudes under diurnal conditions using five years of accumulated epithermal neutron observations by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector. The primary objective of this research is to determine the spatial extent and magnitude of a possible regolith temperature contribution to the Moon's epithermal leakage flux as a function of topography. Ongoing research has suggested that there exists a widespread preferential bias in hydrogen concentrations towards the Moon's poleward-facing slopes as evidenced by a localized 1-2% suppression of the lunar epithermal leakage flux relative to equivalent equator-facing slopes (McClahanan et al., Under Review 2014). Monte Carlo neutron modeling results by (Lawson et al., 2000; Little et al. 2002) found that the epithermal neutron leakage flux may be slightly enhanced ~1% with regolith temperature in lunar conditions. Contrasting temperature conditions on poleward-facing and equator-facing slopes may at least partially explain the observation of biased concentrations of hydrogen towards poleward-facing slopes. To isolate any temperature contribution, LEND night observations are mapped and correlated with temperature maps from LRO's Diviner radiometer and terrain and illumination models derived from the Lunar Observing Laser Altimeter. Night and day results are contrasted to illustrate both the magitude and latitude extent of putative temperature effects and spatial hydrogen distributions.

  16. An Analysis of Significant Contributions to the International Business Literature

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    Allen J. Morrison; Andrew C. Inkpen

    The growing interest in international business has been accompanied by a dramatic rise in the volume of international business research. This note examines the international business publication records for both authors and academic institutions for the ten-year period 1980-1989. Nine separate publications were reviewed containing some 659 international business articles. Weighted and unweighted rankings are reported.Journal of International Business Studies

  17. An Analysis of Significant Contributions to the International Business Literature

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    Allen J. Morrison; Andrew C. Inkpen

    1991-01-01

    The growing interest in international business has been accompanied by a dramatic rise in the volume of international business research. This note examines the international business publication records for both authors and academic institutions for the ten-year period 1980-1989. Nine separate publications were reviewed containing some 659 international business articles. Weighted and unweighted rankings are reported.Journal of International Business Studies

  18. Internal resorption

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    Mohan, Ravi Prakash Sasankoti; Verma, Sankalp; Singh, Udita; Agarwal, Neha

    2013-01-01

    Internal resorption is a relatively rare resorption of dentine, which starts in the pulpal cavity either in the pulpal chamber or in the root canal and destroys surrounding dental hard tissues. The initiating factor in internal root resorption is thought to be trauma or chronic pulpal inflammation, but other aetiological factors have also been suggested. The prognosis for treatment of small lesions of internal resorption is good. However, if the tooth structure is greatly weakened and perforation has occurred, the prognosis is poor and tooth extraction must be considered. In this article we report a rare case of internal resorption in a 26-year-old male patient. PMID:23845670

  19. The Emerging Chinese Institutional Architecture in Higher Education

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    Lo, William Yat Wai

    2014-01-01

    The article reviews the global landscape of higher education with the anticipation of an emerging Chinese institutional architecture in Asia-Pacific higher education. It starts with a theoretical framework for analyzing the functionalities of values and institutions in international higher education by adopting Joseph Nye's concept of soft…

  20. Blended Learning Innovations: Leadership and Change in One Australian Institution

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    Mirriahi, Negin; Alonzo, Dennis; McIntyre, Simon; Kligyte, Giedre; Fox, Bob

    2015-01-01

    This paper reports on the current experience of one higher education institution in Australia embarking on the path towards mainstreaming online learning opportunities by providing three complementary academic development initiatives that can inform strategies undertaken by other institutions internationally. First, an academic development program…

  1. Updated 9/13/12 1 Institutional Partnership Support Grants

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    Updated 9/13/12 1 Institutional Partnership Support Grants Application Guidelines The Colorado State University Office of International Programs (OIP) is pleased to offer a grant program to support Criteria 1. Institutional Partnership Support Grants are to be applied primarily to direct costs relating

  2. Linking Student Evaluations to Institutional Goals: A Change Story

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    Palermo, Josephine

    2013-01-01

    For the past 30?years, beginning with the seminal work of Herbert Marsh in Australia and New Zealand, institutions of higher education have developed internal practices and procedures to collect and analyse student evaluations of teaching and learning. However, the question remains: has this development resulted in the achievement of institutional

  3. SMU Institutional Repository : Knowledge Dissemination of Research and Scholarship

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    Paolina Martin; Ruth A. Pagell

    2008-01-01

    In planning for the implementation of SMU’s Institutional Repository, we discovered significant developments on the international research and academic scene in the area of scholarly communication. The developments cover changes in the role of governments and libraries in the support of research, the development of institutional repositories as the medium for the dissemination of scholarly communication, emerging standards and protocols

  4. Integrating Environmental Concerns into International Economic Law

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    Joanne Scott

    \\u000a This paper is concerned with the difficulties associated with integrating environmental concerns into international economic\\u000a law and in particular, in this first part, into the international trading order constituted by the WTO. The advent of the\\u000a WTO served to intensify the tension between trade and environment. It did so principally by instituting a profound shift in\\u000a the premises underpinning international

  5. Institutional pressures and HRM: developing institutional fit

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    Corine Boon; Jaap Paauwe; Paul Boselie; Deanne Den Hartog

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – Research in strategic human resource management (HRM) has focused mainly on the effects of HRM practices or systems on organizational effectiveness. However, institutional theory argues that besides being financially successful, organizations also need legitimacy to survive. Owing to the tension between competitive and institutional pressures, organizations balance between the degree of conformity and the degree of differentiation from

  6. International Student Admission O ce of International A airs (OIA) O cina de Asuntos Internacionales

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    Wu, Yih-Min

    Economics Division - Agricultural Economics ­ International Program Horticulture and Landscape Architecture - Horticultural Crops Division - Postharvest Horticulture & Processing Division - Landscape Horticulture Division or Graduate Institute Pharmacy - Pharmaceutics - Molecular Pharmaceutics Physical Therapy Physiology

  7. DIABETES, OBESITY AND METABOLISM INSTITUTE

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    Engman, David M.

    DIABETES, OBESITY AND METABOLISM INSTITUTE AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE #12;THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE DIABETES, OBESITY AND METABOLISM INSTITUTE AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE "As we launch the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute at Northwestern Medicine, I

  8. The School of Policy & inTernaTional affairS lecTure SerieS EnvironmentalSecurity

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    Thomas, Andrew

    , international environmental policy, environmental terrorism, and non-traditional security threat analysis. She such as climate change and Arctic security, environmental terrorism, climate change and international law, public University, California State University ­ Hayward and the Monterey Institute of International Studies

  9. Dealing with Diversity in Internationalised Higher Education Institutions

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    Sawir, Erlenawati

    2011-01-01

    While the economic benefits created by international education export are well documented, few systematic and qualitative analysis studies have been conducted to examine how academic staff perceive the presence of international students in their institutions. Using interview data from 80 academic staff from different disciplines in one higher…

  10. Once Radical, a Sudanese Institution Has Changed Its Approach

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    Lindow, Megan

    2007-01-01

    Of all the Islamic universities in Sudan, none has a more controversial, and complicated history than the country's International University of Africa. The university traces its political roots to a 1989 military coup that brought to power an Islamist regime with ideological ambitions for the region. The institution began as the International

  11. Suggested donations for visitors to the Cicely Saunders Institute The Cicely Saunders Institute does not charge visitors and, as we are not able to accept gifts, we

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    Kühn, Reimer

    Suggested donations for visitors to the Cicely Saunders Institute The Cicely Saunders Institute to make a financial donation to the Cicely Saunders International. The table below provides a list Expert consultant visit For example, a tour of the Cicely Saunders Institute and a meeting with an expert

  12. International Curriculums.

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    Neal, Larry L.

    This workshop presentation on international curriculums in the field of parks, recreation, leisure, cultural services, and travel/tourism comments that the literature is replete with articles addressing what the field is about, but not about curriculum issues, models, and structure. It reports an international survey of 12 college educators…

  13. International development

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    Sussex, University of

    ) in International Development and a Language (one from French, Italian or Spanish) BA (Hons) in Anthropology for details Related subjects Anthropology (p36), Geography (p83), International relations (p90) A levels, with at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking and 23 in Writing. For alternative English language

  14. International english

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    Amador, M.

    1990-01-01

    This paper is a presentation to the International Professional Communication Conference on International English. Presidence is taken from the Royal Society of London in 1667 to purify and simplify the English language. Because English has become the most spoken language in the world, the case in herein made to make it plainer and more easily learned. Technical communications is stressed. (FSD).

  15. Internalized activities

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    Jean-Christophe Buisson; Jean-Charles Quinton

    2010-01-01

    This paper argues that interactive mental processes in humans have a natural tendency to replay internally and cyclically, a typical example being the tunes that run ‘in our head’ for hours. The existence of these ‘internalized activities’ may be shown by both simple introspection and neurological experiments, which also reveal that they occur in all sensory modalities and involve everything

  16. Institute for the Study of Planet Earth

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    The University of Arizona's Institute for the Study of Planet Earth was created to foster "an interdisciplinary approach to education and research on global change issues, and to encourage communication about global environmental trends." The Institute's Website includes a research section with internal as well as external links to information on climate change and variability, changes in land cover, earth system science, and human contributions and responses to global change. Other site resources include an online reports section and a page devoted to conferences. The Institute's Climate Assessment Project for the Southwest (CLIMAS) section contains, among other resources, a publications collections that includes online articles, downloadable (MS Word) copies of the project's newsletter, CLIMAS Update, and slide presentations on topics like "Colorado River Basin Water Issues" and "Forecasting Climate, Hydrology & Weather in the Southwest." In addition, the Southwest Regional Earth Science Applications Center (RESAC) (also available off of the Institute's front page) offers information on "applications of remote sensing to Southwest water resources."

  17. Texas Heart Institute

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    ... THI Careers & Human Resources Clinical services for the Texas Heart Institute are provided by CHI St. Luke's Health. ... Houston. James T. Willerson MD Cardiovascular Seminar Series Texas Heart Institute Journal Resources for Physicians Continuing Medical Education ...

  18. NSTA Professional Development Institutes

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    1900-01-01

    Professional Development Institutes (PDIs) are focused, content-based programs that explore key topics in significant depth. Each institute begins with a full-day preconference session, followed by two days of pathways sessions that offer further explorat

  19. 17/2007Discussion Paper Does International Democracy

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    Franz, Sven Oliver

    17/2007Discussion Paper Does International Democracy Promotion Work? Peter Burnell #12;#12;Does international democracy promotion work? Peter Burnell Bonn 2007 #12;Discussion Paper / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik ISSN 1860-0441 Burnell, Peter: Does international democracy promotion work? Peter Burnell. ­ Bonn

  20. Outlook for the International Climate Policy Regime– Revolution or Reform?

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    Axel Michaelowa; Richard S. J. Tol

    2002-01-01

    After the declaration by US president Bush not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, researchers and policymakers all over the world stepped up their thinking about alternatives. To focus this process, the Programme “International Climate Policy” of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics and the Research Unit Sustainability and Global Change of Hamburg University organised a conference “International climate policy after