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  1. 78 FR 57058 - Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Approval of Lending Institutions and Mortgagees: Streamlined...

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    2013-09-17

    ...applicable to nonsupervised institutions under Sec. 202.7(b...recordkeeping requirements, Social security, Unemployment compensation...202--APPROVAL OF LENDING INSTITUTIONS AND MORTGAGEES 0 3. The...Income (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council...

  2. 78 FR 23178 - Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Approval of Lending Institutions and Mortgagees: Streamlined...

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    2013-04-18

    ...and monitoring to takeover institutions experiencing significant...recordkeeping requirements, Social security, Unemployment compensation...202--APPROVAL OF LENDING INSTITUTIONS AND MORTGAGEES 0 3. The...Income (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council...

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

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    Secrest, T.J.; Freeman, S.L.; Popelka, A.; Shestopal, P.A.; Gagurin, E.V.

    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.

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

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    2012-02-13

    This notice withdraws HUD's August 2011 rule that proposed to amend HUD's regulations to enable the direct lending institutions of the Farm Credit System to seek approval to participate in the FHA mortgage insurance programs as approved mortgagees and...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.

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

  6. INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM

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    Bender, Frida A-M.

    INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY dynamical coupling in the middle atmosphere" in this biennial report. #12;INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM (IMI) AND DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY (MISU) BIENNIAL REPORT 1

  7. 2008 International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

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    © 2008 International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development The International Institute for Sustainable Development contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic

  8. 76 FR 53362 - Approval of Farm Credit System Lending Institutions in FHA Mortgage Insurance Programs

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    2011-08-26

    ...through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information...part of the Farm Credit System. The Farm Credit System...mortgages by Farm Credit System institutions as a result...202-402-3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals...institutions of the Farm Credit System to participate in...

  9. INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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    Cotty, Peter J.

    Food Security Link David Crean 7. Farmer Perceptions of Aflatoxins: Implications for InterventionINTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty A member of the CGIAR ConsortiumIFPRI 2 0 2 0 20FOCUS Aflatoxins Finding Solutions for Improved Food Safety

  10. 12 CFR 390.265 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 and §§ 390.264-390.265 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart C (FRB); and 12 CFR part 34, subpart D (OCC). Each... directors. The institution should consider both internal and external factors in the formulation of its...

  11. 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…

  12. Essays on international trade and institutions

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    Segura-Cayuela, Rubén

    2006-01-01

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

  13. Israel Institute of Technology INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS &

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    Lehmann, Daniel

    34 Neubauer Semester Programs 36 Summer Programs 38 Research Internships 39 Customized Study ProgramsTechnion Israel Institute of Technology INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS & RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES > 2015/2016 20 International Programs 22 Undergraduate Programs 26 Graduate Programs 32 Postdoctoral Fellowships

  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. 12 CFR 614.4351 - Computation of lending and leasing limit base.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Computation of lending and leasing limit base... POLICIES AND OPERATIONS Lending and Leasing Limits § 614.4351 Computation of lending and leasing limit base. (a) Lending and leasing limit base. An institution's lending and leasing limit base is composed...

  16. The Toy Lending Library.

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    Wiscont, Jeanne Mull

    This paper explores the concept of toy lending libraries. The first six chapters discuss: (1) the history of toy lending libraries; (2) the values and purposes of using games and toys with children; (2) the contribution of games and toys to the goals of a children's services library division; (3) examples of toy lending service in public…

  17. Internal Benchmarking for Institutional Effectiveness

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    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. International Trade and Institutional Change: Medieval Venice's Response to Globalization

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    International Trade and Institutional Change: Medieval Venice's Response to Globalization Diego Abstract: International trade can have profound effects on domestic institutions. We examine: international trade, institutions, medieval Venice; jel classification: f1 We are thankful to Lisa Chen

  19. International institutions and China's health policy.

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    Huang, Yanzhong

    2015-02-01

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

  20. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart D of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart C (FRB); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 563.100-101 (OTS). Each institution's policies must be... both internal and external factors in the formulation of its loan policies and strategic plan....

  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. Domestic institutions, strategic interests, and international conflict 

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    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...

  3. 12 CFR 211.12 - Lending limits and capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Lending limits and capital requirements. 211.12 Section 211.12 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Operations of U.S. Banking Organizations § 211.12 Lending limits and...

  4. BIENNIAL REPORT 2003 2004 INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM

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    Bender, Frida A-M.

    BIENNIAL REPORT 2003 ­ 2004 INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY #12;FRONT COVER | Picture of Odin, courtesy of Swedish Space Corporation. #12;INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM (IMI) AND DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM

  5. Establishment of the International Power Institute

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    Coles, Julius E.

    2000-04-29

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, 2006

    2006-01-01

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

  8. INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

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    Bender, Frida A-M.

    INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY Corporation). #12;INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM (IMI) AND DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY of Meteorology Stockholm University S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden Telephone Int. +46-8-16 23 95 Nat. 08-16 23 95

  9. The International Meteorological Institute at Stockholm University is announcing the

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    Nilsson, Johan

    The International Meteorological Institute at Stockholm University is announcing the Rossby, or paloeclimatology. Based at the department of Meteorology, the research environment now also encompasses the Bolin departments across the campus. The International Meteorological Institute (IMI) was initiated by the renowned

  10. INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

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    Bender, Frida A-M.

    INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY/MISU in the Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC) projekt. #12;INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM (IMI) AND DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY (MISU) BIENNIAL REPORT 1 JANUARY 2005 ­ 31 DECEMBER 2006

  11. INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

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    Bender, Frida A-M.

    INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY in support of the ASCOS field program in 2008. #12;INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM (IMI) AND DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY (MISU) BIENNIAL REPORT 1 JANUARY 2007 ­ 31 DECEMBER 2008

  12. Institutional and Managerial Factors Affecting International Student Recruitment Management

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ross, Mitchell; Heaney, Joo-Gim; Cooper, Maxine

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate international student recruitment from an institutional perspective and to consider institutional factors that may affect recruitment. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative study is undertaken in which education marketing practitioners are interviewed regarding aspects of international

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

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    www.iisd.org/tkn © 2012 The International Institute for Sustainable Development The Australian July 2012 #12;© 2012 The International Institute for Sustainable Development TKN REPORT JULY 2012 Institute for Sustainable Development Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development

  14. Australian Educational Institutions International Markets: A Correspondence Analysis

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mazzarol, Timothy W.; Soutar, Geoffrey N.

    2008-01-01

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

  15. 31 CFR Appendix A to Part 500 - Qualifying International Institutions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Qualifying International Institutions A Appendix A to Part 500 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance... Association (IDA) International Finance Corporation (IFC) International Fund for Agricultural...

  16. The Role of International Law: Formulating International Legal Instruments and Creating International Institutions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Szasz, Paul C.

    1991-01-01

    Using as a basis the threat of climatic change resulting from global warming, this article considers the functions that might be assigned to an international regime. For each function individually and collectively, the instruments and institutions that would be required for the various processes are examined. (SLD)

  17. Great Britain's National Lending Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Watson, Peter G.

    The essay describes the origin and functioning of the largest scientific library in Europe, the National Lending Library for Science and Technology in Britain, (NLL). This Library lends almost entirely by mail, at a rate approaching one million items per year. After outlining the origins of the NLL in government circles shortly after World War II,…

  18. 12 CFR 195.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Lending test. 195.22 Section 195.22 Banks and... Assessing Performance § 195.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a savings... lending test except the community development lending criterion. (b) Performance criteria. The...

  19. 12 CFR 195.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Lending test. 195.22 Section 195.22 Banks and... Assessing Performance § 195.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a savings... lending test except the community development lending criterion. (b) Performance criteria. The...

  20. 12 CFR 195.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Lending test. 195.22 Section 195.22 Banks and... Assessing Performance § 195.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a savings... lending test except the community development lending criterion. (b) Performance criteria. The...

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

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    Kojima, Masashi, 1968-

    2004-01-01

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

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE

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    Economy of East Asia · US and Asia · Chinese Foreign Policy: Transformation and Reorientation · China's Political Economy · Human Rights Issues in East Asia · International Relations in East Asia · Japan and East Asia · The Multilateral Trading System and Trade Integrations in Asia-Pacific · Culture and Society

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van Hook, Steven R.

    2011-01-01

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

  6. 12 CFR 560.93 - Lending limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Lending limitations. 560.93 Section 560.93 Banks and Banking OFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING AND INVESTMENT Lending and Investment Provisions Applicable to all Savings Associations § 560.93 Lending limitations. (a) Scope. This section applies to all loans...

  7. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Lending test. 345.22 Section 345.22 Banks and... REINVESTMENT Standards for Assessing Performance § 345.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test... consider these loans under any criterion of the lending test except the community development...

  8. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Lending test. 563e.22 Section 563e.22 Banks and... Assessing Performance § 563e.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a savings... section. The OTS will not consider these loans under any criterion of the lending test except...

  9. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Lending test. 345.22 Section 345.22 Banks and... REINVESTMENT Standards for Assessing Performance § 345.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test... consider these loans under any criterion of the lending test except the community development...

  10. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Lending test. 563e.22 Section 563e.22 Banks and... Assessing Performance § 563e.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a savings... section. The OTS will not consider these loans under any criterion of the lending test except...

  11. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2014-01-01 2012-01-01 true Lending test. 563e.22 Section 563e.22 Banks and... Assessing Performance § 563e.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a savings... section. The OTS will not consider these loans under any criterion of the lending test except...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2013-01-01 2012-01-01 true Lending test. 563e.22 Section 563e.22 Banks and... Assessing Performance § 563e.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a savings... section. The OTS will not consider these loans under any criterion of the lending test except...

  13. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Lending test. 345.22 Section 345.22 Banks and... REINVESTMENT Standards for Assessing Performance § 345.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test... consider these loans under any criterion of the lending test except the community development...

  14. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Lending test. 345.22 Section 345.22 Banks and... REINVESTMENT Standards for Assessing Performance § 345.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test... consider these loans under any criterion of the lending test except the community development...

  15. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Lending test. 563e.22 Section 563e.22 Banks and... Assessing Performance § 563e.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a savings... section. The OTS will not consider these loans under any criterion of the lending test except...

  16. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Lending test. 345.22 Section 345.22 Banks and... REINVESTMENT Standards for Assessing Performance § 345.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test... consider these loans under any criterion of the lending test except the community development...

  17. 12 CFR 211.12 - Lending limits and capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Operations of U.S. Banking Organizations § 211.12... banks, as described in 12 CFR 250.165. (b) Loans and extensions of credit to one person—(1) Loans and... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Lending limits and capital requirements....

  18. 12 CFR 211.12 - Lending limits and capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Operations of U.S. Banking Organizations § 211.12... banks, as described in 12 CFR 250.165. (b) Loans and extensions of credit to one person—(1) Loans and... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Lending limits and capital requirements....

  19. 12 CFR 211.12 - Lending limits and capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Operations of U.S. Banking Organizations § 211.12... banks, as described in 12 CFR 250.165. (b) Loans and extensions of credit to one person—(1) Loans and... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Lending limits and capital requirements....

  20. 12 CFR 211.12 - Lending limits and capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Operations of U.S. Banking Organizations § 211.12... banks, as described in 12 CFR 250.165. (b) Loans and extensions of credit to one person—(1) Loans and... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Lending limits and capital requirements....

  1. International Microwave Power Institute 127 ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONAL REGIMES

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    Yakovlev, Vadim

    for microwave heating. KEY WORDS: Electric field, dissipated power, micro- wave power, model, permittivity of microwave heating [Palombizio and Yakovlev, 1999]. The goal was to identify the circum- stancesInternational Microwave Power Institute 127 ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONAL REGIMES OF A HIGH POWER WATER

  2. Counselors Abroad: Outcomes of an International Counseling Institute in Ireland

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Guth, Lorraine J.; McAuliffe, Garrett; Michalak, Megan

    2014-01-01

    As the counseling profession continues to build an international community, the need to examine cultural competence training also increases. This quantitative study examined the impact of the Diversity and Counseling Institute in Ireland (DCII) on participants' multicultural counseling competencies. Two instruments were utilized to examine…

  3. The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law

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    Harman, Neal.A.

    and in the publication of learned articles. They also participate in the work of the British Maritime Law AssociationThe Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL), a research centre based within Swansea University School of Law, continues to lay down solid foundations and to extend its activities

  4. INTERNAL Rochester Institute of Technology Faculty Headcounts Fall 2010

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    Salvaggio, Carl

    INTERNAL Rochester Institute of Technology Faculty Headcounts Fall 2010 Instructional Faculty of Computing and I 71 21 15 107 College of Applied Science and Technology 44 20 24 1 89 College of Imaging Arts and Sciences 82 20 11 1 13 127 College of Liberal Arts 83 35 18 13 149 College of Science 95 36 31 1 7 170 E

  5. 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…

  6. International ranking systems for universities and institutions: a critical appraisal

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    Ioannidis, John PA; Patsopoulos, Nikolaos A; Kavvoura, Fotini K; Tatsioni, Athina; Evangelou, Evangelos; Kouri, Ioanna; Contopoulos-Ioannidis, Despina G; Liberopoulos, George

    2007-01-01

    Background Ranking of universities and institutions has attracted wide attention recently. Several systems have been proposed that attempt to rank academic institutions worldwide. Methods We review the two most publicly visible ranking systems, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University 'Academic Ranking of World Universities' and the Times Higher Education Supplement 'World University Rankings' and also briefly review other ranking systems that use different criteria. We assess the construct validity for educational and research excellence and the measurement validity of each of the proposed ranking criteria, and try to identify generic challenges in international ranking of universities and institutions. Results None of the reviewed criteria for international ranking seems to have very good construct validity for both educational and research excellence, and most don't have very good construct validity even for just one of these two aspects of excellence. Measurement error for many items is also considerable or is not possible to determine due to lack of publication of the relevant data and methodology details. The concordance between the 2006 rankings by Shanghai and Times is modest at best, with only 133 universities shared in their top 200 lists. The examination of the existing international ranking systems suggests that generic challenges include adjustment for institutional size, definition of institutions, implications of average measurements of excellence versus measurements of extremes, adjustments for scientific field, time frame of measurement and allocation of credit for excellence. Conclusion Naïve lists of international institutional rankings that do not address these fundamental challenges with transparent methods are misleading and should be abandoned. We make some suggestions on how focused and standardized evaluations of excellence could be improved and placed in proper context. PMID:17961208

  7. Preschool Lending Libraries: What Works?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Franyo, Georgia A.; Settles, Barbara H.

    1996-01-01

    Examined frequency of preschool lending library use by parents at four preschool centers. Quantitative data included tabulations of monthly library usage and inventories of materials. Qualitative data included interviews, on-site observations, and a parent focus group interview. Found that factors contributing to high usage included physical…

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart E (FRB); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 563.100-101 (OTS). Each... lending should: • Identify the geographic areas in which the institution will consider...

  9. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart E (FRB); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 563.100-101 (OTS). Each... lending should: • Identify the geographic areas in which the institution will consider...

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

    SciTech Connect

    Julius E. Coles

    2000-08-04

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

  11. Government chartered banks step up oil and gas lending

    SciTech Connect

    Crow, P.

    1994-10-17

    International government chartered banks are playing an increasingly prominent role in lending for world oil and gas development projects. The main players are the World Bank's International Finance Corp. (IFC), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), US Export-Import Bank, and Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC). Those institutions and similar ones are the catalysts for a large number of projects in the former Soviet Union (FSU) and in other nations that are seeking to develop oil and gas resources and build processing plants, pipelines, and distribution networks. Banks also are taking a greater degree of interest in the environmental aspects of projects. In country after country, especially in the developing world, barriers to foreign investment in domestic petroleum sectors are falling. Oil and gas law reforms are under way on each continent. The paper discusses the major players, the World Bank grouped, the Romanian example, the Ex-Im Bank, OPIC, the emphasis on FSU, environmental issues, and new sources of capital in developing countries.

  12. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Lending test. 228.22 Section 228.22 Banks and...) COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT (REGULATION BB) Standards for Assessing Performance § 228.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of...

  13. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Lending test. 228.22 Section 228.22 Banks and... REINVESTMENT (REGULATION BB) Standards for Assessing Performance § 228.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of its assessment...

  14. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Lending test. 228.22 Section 228.22 Banks and... REINVESTMENT (REGULATION BB) Standards for Assessing Performance § 228.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of its assessment...

  15. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Lending test. 228.22 Section 228.22 Banks and... REINVESTMENT (REGULATION BB) Standards for Assessing Performance § 228.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of its assessment...

  16. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Lending test. 228.22 Section 228.22 Banks and...) COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT (REGULATION BB) Standards for Assessing Performance § 228.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of...

  17. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Lending test. 25.22 Section 25.22 Banks and... DEPOSIT PRODUCTION REGULATIONS Regulations Standards for Assessing Performance § 25.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of...

  18. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Lending test. 25.22 Section 25.22 Banks and... DEPOSIT PRODUCTION REGULATIONS Regulations Standards for Assessing Performance § 25.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of...

  19. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Lending test. 25.22 Section 25.22 Banks and... DEPOSIT PRODUCTION REGULATIONS Regulations Standards for Assessing Performance § 25.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of...

  20. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Lending test. 25.22 Section 25.22 Banks and... DEPOSIT PRODUCTION REGULATIONS Regulations Standards for Assessing Performance § 25.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of...

  1. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Lending test. 25.22 Section 25.22 Banks and... DEPOSIT PRODUCTION REGULATIONS Regulations Standards for Assessing Performance § 25.22 Lending test. (a) Scope of test. (1) The lending test evaluates a bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of...

  2. 12 CFR 32.3 - Lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Lending limits. 32.3 Section 32.3 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING LIMITS § 32.3 Lending limits. (a... criteria are met— (i) The completion of funding is consistent with safe and sound banking practices and...

  3. Cancelled Requests: A Study of Interlibrary Lending

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gibson, Tess

    2008-01-01

    Interlibrary lending is often overlooked when resource-sharing operations are evaluated. The relevant literature shows a lack of current lending studies. It can be difficult to convince administrators that lending should be considered to be as important as borrowing in spite of the fact that one cannot operate without the other. 26,800 cancelled…

  4. Determinants of Default in P2P Lending

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    This paper studies P2P lending and the factors explaining loan default. This is an important issue because in P2P lending individual investors bear the credit risk, instead of financial institutions, which are experts in dealing with this risk. P2P lenders suffer a severe problem of information asymmetry, because they are at a disadvantage facing the borrower. For this reason, P2P lending sites provide potential lenders with information about borrowers and their loan purpose. They also assign a grade to each loan. The empirical study is based on loans’ data collected from Lending Club (N = 24,449) from 2008 to 2014 that are first analyzed by using univariate means tests and survival analysis. Factors explaining default are loan purpose, annual income, current housing situation, credit history and indebtedness. Secondly, a logistic regression model is developed to predict defaults. The grade assigned by the P2P lending site is the most predictive factor of default, but the accuracy of the model is improved by adding other information, especially the borrower’s debt level. PMID:26425854

  5. Determinants of Default in P2P Lending.

    PubMed

    Serrano-Cinca, Carlos; Gutiérrez-Nieto, Begoña; López-Palacios, Luz

    2015-01-01

    This paper studies P2P lending and the factors explaining loan default. This is an important issue because in P2P lending individual investors bear the credit risk, instead of financial institutions, which are experts in dealing with this risk. P2P lenders suffer a severe problem of information asymmetry, because they are at a disadvantage facing the borrower. For this reason, P2P lending sites provide potential lenders with information about borrowers and their loan purpose. They also assign a grade to each loan. The empirical study is based on loans' data collected from Lending Club (N = 24,449) from 2008 to 2014 that are first analyzed by using univariate means tests and survival analysis. Factors explaining default are loan purpose, annual income, current housing situation, credit history and indebtedness. Secondly, a logistic regression model is developed to predict defaults. The grade assigned by the P2P lending site is the most predictive factor of default, but the accuracy of the model is improved by adding other information, especially the borrower's debt level. PMID:26425854

  6. A New Paradigm for Secure Social Lending

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Serrelis, Emmanouil; Alexandris, Nikolaos

    Social Lending is one of the latest trends in Social Networking, offering a communication and financial channel between individual borrowers and lenders. The various Social Lending transaction schemes could be subject to multiple security threats, in both financial and technical terms, which could affect the integrity of the service as well as the trust of citizens. This paper provides an overview of the basic characteristics of Social Lending as well as an analysis the potential security issues suggesting some appropriate corrective measures. The ultimate target is to enforce the Social Lending effort with an information security foundation that could become an appreciable alternative to the "traditional" lending system.

  7. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION CampusMapper

    E-print Network

    Köbben, Barend

    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION CampusMapper a light Sciences and Earth Observation (ITC)International Institute for Geo-information Sciences and Earth://geoserver.itc.nl/campusmapper/http://geoserver.itc.nl/campusmapper/ Barend KBarend Kööbben, Stephanie Kranebben, Stephanie Krane International Institute for Geo-information

  8. 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

  9. 31 CFR Appendix A to Part 500 - Qualifying International Institutions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) International Labor Organization (ILO) International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Monetary Fund (IMF) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Association...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pulley, John

    2009-01-01

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

  11. 12 CFR 704.7 - Lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS AFFECTING CREDIT UNIONS CORPORATE CREDIT UNIONS § 704.7 Lending. (a) Policies. A corporate credit union must operate according to a lending policy which addresses... the loan. (c) Loans to members—(1) Credit unions. (i) The maximum aggregate amount in unsecured...

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Senechal, N.; Ardhuin, F.

    2008-12-01

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

  13. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 13 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Organization a significant trade or business of... Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money. (a) In general. For purposes of section 6050P(c)(2)(D), the lending of money is a significant trade or business of an organization in...

  14. 12 CFR 32.4 - Calculation of lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Calculation of lending limits. 32.4 Section 32.4 Banks and Banking...CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING LIMITS § 32.4 Calculation of lending limits. (a) Calculation date. For...

  15. CONFLICT AND COOPERATION WITHIN INTERNATIONAL RIVER BASINS: THE IMPORTANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY

    E-print Network

    Wolf, Aaron

    and nurturing the development of both existing and future international river basin institutions will be a keyCONFLICT AND COOPERATION WITHIN INTERNATIONAL RIVER BASINS: THE IMPORTANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL University, Corvallis, Oregon INTRODUCTION There are 263 watersheds that cross the political boundaries

  16. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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

  17. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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

  18. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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

  19. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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

  20. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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

  1. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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

  2. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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

  3. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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

  4. "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…

  5. HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE NATION'S FIRE SERVICE, INTERNATIONAL FIRE ADMINISTRATION INSTITUTE.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    State Univ. of New York, Albany. Center for Executive Development.

    THIS PUBLICATION IS A REVISED AND UP-DATED EDITION OF A PUBLICATION, "FIRE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY CURRICULA SURVEY," BASED ON A SURVEY CONDUCTED IN 1966 BY THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE ADMINISTRATION INSTITUTE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASCERTAINING THE SCOPE OF THE FIRE EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE NATION'S INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING. A DIRECTORY OF INSTITUTIONS

  6. 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…

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

    SciTech Connect

    Coles, J.E.

    1998-10-30

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

  8. 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...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ao, Fiona Ka Wa

    2012-01-01

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

  10. The Origins of Information Science and the International Institute of Bibliography/International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rayward, W. Boyd

    1997-01-01

    Discussion of the historical background of information science and documentation focuses on Paul Otlet and the creation of the International Institute of Bibliography which later became the FID (International Federation for Information and Documentation). Topics include systems and organizational arrangements, the monographic principle,…

  11. Internal Audit Charter Page 1 of 5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University No. 3350 Rev.: 6

    E-print Network

    Internal Audit Charter Page 1 of 5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University No. 3350 Rev __________________________________________________________________________________ Subject: Internal Audit Charter....................................................................................................................................................................1 2.1 Scope of Internal Audit Activities

  12. 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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    de Souza, Liane Videres

    2012-01-01

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

  14. Three Constructs of Institutional Identity among International Doctoral Students in Australia

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fotovatian, Sepideh

    2012-01-01

    Postmodern institutional interactions in Australian universities, among students and staff, entail negotiation of identity, legitimacy, and "social capital". For many international students, this happens in an additional language and culture, in English. The case study presented here profiles four international non-English speaking background…

  15. 76 FR 18007 - Intermediary Lending Pilot Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 13 CFR Part 109 RIN 3245-AG18 Intermediary Lending Pilot Program AGENCY: Small Business... implements section 1131 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which requires SBA to establish...

  16. 75 FR 66553 - Truth in Lending

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-28

    ... independence in the provision of mortgage lending services'' and ``defining any terms in this section or such... disclosures about its costs and terms. TILA requires additional disclosures for loans secured by consumers... Dodd-Frank Act, which does not limit coverage to closed-end loans and also covers HELOCs. In...

  17. 75 FR 58509 - Truth in Lending

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office #0;#0;Federal Register / Vol... Regulation Z to implement changes to TILA made by the Home Ownership and Equity Act (HOEPA). 60 FR 15463; Mar... preserving responsible lending and sustainable homeownership. See 74 FR 43232; Aug. 26, 2009. The...

  18. 31 CFR 800.303 - Lending transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Lending transactions. 800.303 Section 800.303 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) OFFICE OF INVESTMENT SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND TAKEOVERS BY FOREIGN PERSONS Coverage §...

  19. 31 CFR 800.303 - Lending transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Lending transactions. 800.303 Section 800.303 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) OFFICE OF INVESTMENT SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND TAKEOVERS BY FOREIGN PERSONS Coverage §...

  20. 31 CFR 800.303 - Lending transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Lending transactions. 800.303 Section 800.303 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) OFFICE OF INVESTMENT SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND TAKEOVERS BY FOREIGN PERSONS Coverage §...

  1. 31 CFR 800.303 - Lending transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Lending transactions. 800.303 Section 800.303 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) OFFICE OF INVESTMENT SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND TAKEOVERS BY FOREIGN PERSONS Coverage §...

  2. 31 CFR 800.303 - Lending transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Lending transactions. 800.303 Section 800.303 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) OFFICE OF INVESTMENT SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND TAKEOVERS BY FOREIGN PERSONS Coverage §...

  3. 12 CFR 32.3 - Lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING...that is denominated and payable in a currency other than that of the loan or extension...be eligible for this exception if the currency is freely convertible to U.S....

  4. 12 CFR 32.3 - Lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING...that is denominated and payable in a currency other than that of the loan or extension...be eligible for this exception if the currency is freely convertible to U.S....

  5. 12 CFR 32.3 - Lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING...that is denominated and payable in a currency other than that of the loan or extension...be eligible for this exception if the currency is freely convertible to U.S....

  6. 12 CFR 32.3 - Lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING...that is denominated and payable in a currency other than that of the loan or extension...be eligible for this exception if the currency is freely convertible to U.S....

  7. 12 CFR 32.3 - Lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING...that is denominated and payable in a currency other than that of the loan or extension...be eligible for this exception if the currency is freely convertible to U.S....

  8. Establishing an Assistive Device Lending Library.

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    Haynes, Douglas

    1988-01-01

    The article gives parents of physically disabled children suggestions for development of an assistive device lending library through the public or school library. Guidelines for writing the proposal (the introduction, statement of need, suggested funding sources, advantages for the library) and submitting the proposal are given. (DB)

  9. A Literacy Lending Library. Project Report.

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

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

  10. Books + Manipulatives + Families = A Mathematics Lending Library.

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    McCarty, Diane

    1998-01-01

    Describes a project to develop a lending library to support and extend the elementary mathematics curriculum with the goals of implementing the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) connections standards; enhancing parental involvement in mathematics learning; encouraging active, hands-on approaches to mathematics at home; and…

  11. Toy Lending Library: Linking Home and School

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    Duff, R. Eleanore; And Others

    1978-01-01

    Describes the development of a preschool toy-lending library which makes materials available for center children's home use on weekends. Planning, physical organization, procedures, policy and recordkeeping aspects are described in detail, and the significance of the library in terms of parent-child, parent-teacher and teacher-child interaction is…

  12. Audio Visual Lending Library Resource List.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Inst.

    Presented is an audiovisual lending library resource list of nine slide-tape package, 13 videotapes, three 16mm films, and six booklets concerning educational and assessment techniques applicable to children from infancy to adolescence with physical or mental handicaps, learning disabilities, or developmental disabilities. Included for most items…

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

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    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…

  14. Posted on May 28, 2015 Coady International Institute

    E-print Network

    in a relevant area of adult education, international development and/or Information Communication Technology approaches o Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills o Proven problem-solving skills Learning Manager will report to the Associate Director of Strategic Partnership and Organizational Learning

  15. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart D of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...” means “total risk-based capital” as defined in appendix A to 12 CFR part 208. For insured state non... uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart C (FRB); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 563.100-101 (OTS). Each institution's policies must...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...” means “total risk-based capital” as defined in appendix A to 12 CFR part 208. For insured state non... uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart C (FRB); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 563.100-101 (OTS). Each institution's policies must...

  17. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... CFR 567.5(c). In determining the aggregate amount of such loans, institutions should: (a) Include all... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart E (FRB); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 563.100-101 (OTS)....

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

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    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)

  19. Impacts of Institutional Characteristics on International Students' Choice of Private Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia

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    Migin, Melissa W.; Falahat, Mohammad; Yajid, Mohd Shukri Ab; Khatibi, Ali

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, Malaysia has witnessed an influx of foreign students in the local higher education institutions with the aggressive support from the Malaysian government to build Malaysia as the educational hub within the region. This is in line with Malaysia's aspiration to be a global education hub by year 2020. Besides the country level…

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

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    Ismail, Sharif

    2013-01-01

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

  1. 12 CFR 614.4351 - Computation of lending and leasing limit base.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...false Computation of lending and leasing limit base. 614.4351 Section 614.4351...POLICIES AND OPERATIONS Lending and Leasing Limits § 614.4351 Computation of lending and leasing limit base. (a) Lending and leasing...

  2. Technology assessment network building: The International Association of Technology Assessment and Forecasting Institutions

    SciTech Connect

    Williams, G.; Andersen, J.

    1996-01-01

    With the globalization of trade and the increased understanding of transboundary problems such as global climate change, the need for understanding the consequences of technological change has never been higher. Institutional arrangements necessary to assess these changes and make decision makers aware of the consequences have not necessarily adapted to these world conditions. In response to this leading technology assessment and forecasting institutions formed an international association of technology assessment and forecasting institutions to assist in the diffusion of technology assessment in the decision-making process. This paper discusses the origins of the International Association of Technology Assessment and Forecasting Institutions (IATAFI) and the goals and the vision for the organization. The articles cited represent some of the topics discussed at the first IATAFI conference in Bergen, Norway in May 1994.

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

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    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 Microwave Power Institute 15 V.A. Mechenova1,2

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    Yakovlev, Vadim

    of systems and processes of microwave (MW) heating finds now more applications in both R&D and industrial and flexible instruments revolutionizing the design of applied microwave heating systems, most of whichInternational Microwave Power Institute 15 V.A. Mechenova1,2 and V.V. Yakovlev1 1 Department

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

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    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…

  6. INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE (ISI) SNU ISI offers an exceptional opportunity for students to study

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    Welcome to INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE (ISI) SNU ISI offers an exceptional opportunity-weeksummerprogramledbydistinguished scholars. All lectures are conducted in English, and held from Monday toThursday. SNU ISI also offers in Seoul, experience Korea's dynamic culture with peers and get ahead in academics with a summer at SNU ISI

  7. November, 2010 J. E. Cherry, International Arctic Research Center and Institute of Northern

    E-print Network

    of Climate Change and Variability on Hydropower in Southeast Alaska: Planning for a Robust Energy Future #12. References 27 #12;1 IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY ON HYDROPOWER IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA: PLANNING FOR A ROBUST ENERGY FUTURE J. E. Cherry (International Arctic Research Center and Institute of Northern

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

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    Vukasovic, Martina

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Taylor, Jim; Neeser, Marie

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Pouris, Anastassios

    2007-01-01

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

  11. International Microwave Power Institute 41-4-81 E. Eugene Eves1

    E-print Network

    Yakovlev, Vadim

    International Microwave Power Institute 41-4-81 E. Eugene Eves1 , Ethan K. Murphy2,3 and Vadim V of microwave power engineering. Knowledge of complex permittivity ( = ­i ) of materials involved, the dielectric constant and #12;41-4-82 Journal of Microwave Power & Electromagnetic Energy ONLINE Vol. 41, No

  12. International Activity or Internationalisation Strategy? Insights from an Institutional Pilot Study in the UK

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    Middlehurst, Robin; Woodfield, Steve

    2007-01-01

    Set in a context of increasing competition and changing dimensions of internationalisation, the paper offers an analysis of one institution's approach to changing its strategy and practice in the light of both the external context and the internal drivers to internationalise. The research methodology was based on OECD/IMHE's Internationalisation…

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

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    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

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

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    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…

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

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    Tedrow, Barbara J.; Mabokela, Reitumetse Obakeng

    2007-01-01

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

  16. Role of Iraqi Higher Education Institutes in Handling National/International Environmental and Health Challenges

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    Al-Maliky, Salam J. Bash

    2012-01-01

    Huge environmental and health crises such as the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions during the military activities against Iraq and the required responses are amongst the fields that Iraqi higher education institutions (HEIs) may have a crucial role. Similar international cases, such as Agent Orange (Vietnam), Three Mile Island (USA) and…

  17. 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 and the hospitality in your town. You will quickly find that Germany is a country of many facets ­ a country Planck Society is Germany's most successful scientific or- ganisation in basic research. Max Planck

  18. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF c 2004 Institute for Scientific NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND MODELING Computing and Information

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    Cai, Wei

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF c 2004 Institute for Scientific NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND MODELING Computing order accuracy of the proposed numerical method. Key Words. local discontinuous Galerkin (LDG) method such as quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots embedded in layered media. It allows us to address

  19. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF c 2005 Institute for Scientific NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND MODELING Computing and Information

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    Zhang, Pingwen

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF c 2005 Institute for Scientific NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND MODELING Computing to demonstrate the high order accuracy of the proposed numerical method. Key Words. Local discontinuous Galerkin geometric configurations such as quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots embedded in layered media

  20. Experiences of Chinese International Students Learning English at South African Tertiary Institutions

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    Ayliff, D.; Wang, G.

    2006-01-01

    This article aims to provide insight into the experiences of Chinese international students in some South African tertiary institutions. The study investigates their successes and failures in endeavouring to learn English and the culture shock and "learning shock" they endure when registering to study in an African country with an essentially…

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

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    Liu, Feng

    - istic of steam turbine blading in low pressure turbines. The re- sults demonstrate that the designProceedings of IGTI 2009 ASME 2009 International Gas Turbine Institute Conference June 8-12, 2009, Orlando,FL, USA GT2009-60115 THREE-DIMENSIONAL AERODYNAMIC DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF A TURBINE BLADE BY USING

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

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    Liu, Feng

    of design parameters. Three design cases are performed with a low-aspect-ratio steam turbine blade testedProceedings of IGTI 2010 ASME 2010 International Gas Turbine Institute Conference June 14-18, 2010 (Switzerland) Baden, Switzerland ABSTRACT For low-aspect-ratio turbine blades secondary loss reduc- tion

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

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    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…

  4. 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.

  5. The Education Lending Policy of the European Investment Bank

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    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…

  6. 12 CFR 32.4 - Calculation of lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... bank's capital category for purposes of 12 U.S.C. 1831o and 12 CFR 6.3. (b) Effective date. (1) A bank... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Calculation of lending limits. 32.4 Section 32.4 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING LIMITS §...

  7. 13 CFR 120.931 - 504 Lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false 504 Lending limits. 120.931 Section 120.931 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS LOANS Development Company Loan Program (504) 504 Loans and Debentures § 120.931 504 Lending limits. The outstanding...

  8. 75 FR 50936 - Loan Policies and Operations; Lending and Leasing Limits and Risk Management

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    2010-08-18

    ...leasing limits of title III lenders under Sec. 614.4355. However, we are proposing...lending limits rule: Definitions under Sec. 614.4350; computation of lending and leasing limit base under Sec. 614.4351; lending and leasing...

  9. 13 CFR 307.7 - Revolving Loan Funds established for business lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Grant Funds § 307.7 Revolving Loan Funds established for business lending. Economic...capitalize or recapitalize RLFs most commonly fund business lending, but may also fund public infrastructure or other authorized lending...

  10. In Search of Global Health Justice: A Need to Reinvigorate Institutions and Make International Law.

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    Harmon, Shawn H E

    2015-12-01

    The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has killed thousands of people, including healthcare workers. African responses have been varied and largely ineffective. The WHO and the international community's belated responses have yet to quell the epidemic. The crisis is characteristic of a failure to properly comply with the International Health Regulations 2005. More generally, it stems from a failure of international health justice as articulated by a range of legal institutions and instruments, and it should prompt us to question the state and direction of approaches to the governance of global public health. This paper queries what might be done to lift global public health as a policy arena to the place of prominence that it deserves. It argues that there are at least two critical reasons for the past, present and easily anticipated future failings of the global public health regime. After exploring those, it then articulates a new way forward, identifying three courses of action that might be adopted in realising better health outcomes and global health justice, namely value, institutional and legal reform. PMID:26113422

  11. 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.

  12. The Impact of Comparative Education Research on Institutional Theory. International Perspectives on Education and Society. Volume 7

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    Baker, David, Ed.; Wiseman, Alex, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    This volume of International Perspectives on Education and Society explores how educational research from a comparative perspective has been instrumental in broadening and testing hypotheses from institutional theory. Institutional theory has also played an increasingly influential role in developing an understanding of education in society. This…

  13. Interfacing a Biosurveillance Portal and an International Network of Institutional Analysts to Detect Biological Threats

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    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

  14. 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)

  15. 76 FR 27389 - Regulation Z; Truth in Lending

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    2011-05-11

    ...The Board is publishing for public comment a proposed rule amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to implement amendments to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) made by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act or Act). Regulation Z currently prohibits a creditor from making a higher-priced mortgage loan without regard to the consumer's ability to repay the......

  16. Complete internal audit of a mammography service in a reference institution for breast imaging*

    PubMed Central

    Badan, Gustavo Machado; Roveda Júnior, Décio; Ferreira, Carlos Alberto Pecci; de Noronha Junior, Ozeas Alves

    2014-01-01

    Objective Undertaking of a complete audit of the service of mammography, as recommended by BI-RADS®, in a private reference institution for breast cancer diagnosis in the city of São Paulo, SP, Brazil, and comparison of results with those recommended by the literature. Materials and Methods Retrospective, analytical and cross-sectional study including 8,000 patients submitted to mammography in the period between April 2010 and March 2011, whose results were subjected to an internal audit. The patients were followed-up until December 2012. Results The radiological classification of 7,249 screening mammograms, according to BI-RADS, was the following: category 0 (1.43%), 1 (7.82%), 2 (80.76%), 3 (8.35%), 4 (1.46%), 5 (0.15%) and 6 (0.03%). The breast cancer detection ratio was 4.8 cases per 1,000 mammograms. Ductal carcinoma in situ was found in 22.8% of cases. Positive predictive values for categories 3, 4 and 5 were 1.3%, 41.3% and 100%, respectively. In the present study, the sensitivity of the method was 97.1% and specificity, 97.4%. Conclusion The complete internal audit of a service of mammography is essential to evaluate the quality of such service, which reflects on an early breast cancer detection and reduction of mortality rates. PMID:25741052

  17. 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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  19. 12 CFR 28.54 - Reporting and disclosure of international assets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Reporting and disclosure of international... INTERNATIONAL BANKING ACTIVITIES International Lending Supervision § 28.54 Reporting and disclosure of international assets. (a) Requirements. (1) Pursuant to section 907(a) of the International Lending...

  20. The Development of Evaluation Model for Internal Quality Assurance System of Dramatic Arts College of Bunditpattanasilpa Institute

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    Sinthukhot, Kittisak; Srihamongkol, Yannapat; Luanganggoon, Nuchwana; Suwannoi, Paisan

    2013-01-01

    The research purpose was to develop an evaluation model for the internal quality assurance system of the dramatic arts College of Bunditpattanasilpa Institute. The Research and Development method was used as research methodology which was divided into three phases; "developing the model and its guideline", "trying out the actual…

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

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    Smyth, Gordon K.

    inference about each individual probe. The first is an empirical Bayes method of smoothing the withinProceedings of the 55th Session of the International Statistics Institute, 5­12 April 2005, Sydney@wehi.edu.au The traditional approach to the analysis of data from two-colour spotted microarrays is to compute the log

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

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    Sambrook, Richard Alan

    2008-01-01

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

  3. Educational Technology's Major Success Story: A Review of Similarities, Differences, and Lessons Learned in Selected International Distance Learning Institutions.

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    Chow, Clement; And Others

    This report from the 1987 annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology contains biographical data on the panelists in a session on selected international distance learning institutions and brief summaries of the following presentations: (1) "The Central Agricultural Broadcasting School of China" (Clement Chow);…

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

  5. 12 CFR 160.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart C (Board); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D and 12 CFR 160.100-160.101 (OCC). Each... geographic market (e.g., limits on higher risk loans). • Identify appropriate terms and conditions by type...

  6. 12 CFR 160.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart C (Board); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D and 12 CFR 160.100-160.101 (OCC). Each... geographic market (e.g., limits on higher risk loans). • Identify appropriate terms and conditions by type...

  7. 77 FR 22625 - Intermediary Lending Pilot (ILP) Program

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    .... ILP Intermediaries must use the ILP Loan funds to make loans of up to $200,000 to startup, newly... collateral. An ILP Intermediary must use the ILP Loan proceeds to make loans of up to $200,000 to startup... organizations submit applications to become Intermediary Lending Pilot (ILP) Intermediaries. SBA will select...

  8. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR Part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR Part 208, Subpart C (FRB); 12 CFR Part 34, Subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 560.100-560.101 (OTS). Each... capital” means “total risk-based capital” as defined in Appendix A to 12 CFR Part 208. For insured...

  9. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR Part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR Part 208, Subpart C (FRB); 12 CFR Part 34, Subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 560.100-560.101 (OTS). Each... capital” means “total risk-based capital” as defined in Appendix A to 12 CFR Part 208. For insured...

  10. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR Part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR Part 208, Subpart C (FRB); 12 CFR Part 34, Subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 560.100-560.101 (OTS). Each... capital” means “total risk-based capital” as defined in Appendix A to 12 CFR Part 208. For insured...

  11. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR Part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR Part 208, Subpart C (FRB); 12 CFR Part 34, Subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 560.100-560.101 (OTS). Each... capital” means “total risk-based capital” as defined in Appendix A to 12 CFR Part 208. For insured...

  12. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR Part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR Part 208, Subpart C (FRB); 12 CFR Part 34, Subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 560.100-560.101 (OTS). Each... capital” means “total risk-based capital” as defined in Appendix A to 12 CFR Part 208. For insured...

  13. 7 CFR 1940.401 - Truth in lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) GENERAL Truth in Lending-Real Estate Settlement Procedures § 1940.401... transactions subject to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by providing the applicant with Form...) Annual percentage rate; (ii) Finance charge; (iii) Amount financed; (iv) Total of payments; (v)...

  14. 7 CFR 1940.401 - Truth in lending.

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    2011-01-01

    ...) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) GENERAL Truth in Lending-Real Estate Settlement Procedures § 1940.401... transactions subject to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by providing the applicant with Form...) Annual percentage rate; (ii) Finance charge; (iii) Amount financed; (iv) Total of payments; (v)...

  15. 7 CFR 1940.401 - Truth in lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) GENERAL Truth in Lending-Real Estate Settlement Procedures § 1940.401... transactions subject to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by providing the applicant with Form...) Annual percentage rate; (ii) Finance charge; (iii) Amount financed; (iv) Total of payments; (v)...

  16. 7 CFR 1940.401 - Truth in lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) GENERAL Truth in Lending-Real Estate Settlement Procedures § 1940.401... transactions subject to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by providing the applicant with Form...) Annual percentage rate; (ii) Finance charge; (iii) Amount financed; (iv) Total of payments; (v)...

  17. 7 CFR 1940.401 - Truth in lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) GENERAL Truth in Lending-Real Estate Settlement Procedures § 1940.401... transactions subject to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by providing the applicant with Form...) Annual percentage rate; (ii) Finance charge; (iii) Amount financed; (iv) Total of payments; (v)...

  18. University Library System Hillman Library Mobile Device Lending Program

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    Sibille, Etienne

    University Library System ­ Hillman Library Mobile Device Lending Program Borrower's Agreement will be responsible for any damage to this mobile device while it is checked out to you. The University Library System replacement up to a maximum of $1000.00. 6. Location Awareness: The University Library System reserves

  19. 77 FR 19417 - Proposed Guidance on Leveraged Lending

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    2012-03-30

    ... Rulemaking, 77 FR 3408 (January 24, 2012). II. Principal Elements of the Proposed Guidance In April 2001, the... information collection number: FR 4203. ] OMB Control No.: To be assigned by OMB. Estimated number of... substantively engaged in leveraged lending activities. The number of community banking organizations...

  20. 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.

  1. A Family Lending Library: Promoting Early Literacy Development.

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    Brock, Dana R.; Dodd, Elizabeth L.

    1994-01-01

    Describes how preschools and elementary schools can establish a Family Lending Library to make available to parents books on the reading process, literacy, and child development, as well as books they can read to their children. The library can also contain videotapes, toys, and a variety of materials that address the uniqueness of each family.…

  2. A Lending Library Where Kids Feel at Home.

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    Cottar, Betty; Hansen, Joanne

    1995-01-01

    To help the community encourage reading, a Texas elementary school's community involvement committee established a children's lending library in a nearby rent-subsidized apartment complex. Several thousand books were donated over a two-week period, hours have been extended, and teachers and staff generously donate time and expertise to manage the…

  3. Computer Education on a Tight Budget? Think "Lending Library."

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    Switzer, Anna

    1995-01-01

    Describes how a school "lending library" of portable "notebook" microcomputers has successfully augmented the computers in the school computer laboratory (used primarily for computer-assisted instruction) and has added several dimensions to student and teacher use in the classroom as well as enabling teachers and students to work at home when…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 77 FR 39387 - Loan Policies and Operations; Lending and Leasing Limits and Risk Management; Effective Date

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    2012-07-03

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

  7. 12 CFR 150.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FIDUCIARY POWERS OF FEDERAL SAVINGS ASSOCIATIONS Exercising Fiduciary Powers Restrictions on Self Dealing § 150.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money...

  8. 12 CFR 150.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FIDUCIARY POWERS OF FEDERAL SAVINGS ASSOCIATIONS Exercising Fiduciary Powers Restrictions on Self Dealing § 150.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money...

  9. 12 CFR 150.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FIDUCIARY POWERS OF FEDERAL SAVINGS ASSOCIATIONS Exercising Fiduciary Powers Restrictions on Self Dealing § 150.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money...

  10. 12 CFR 550.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FIDUCIARY POWERS OF SAVINGS ASSOCIATIONS Exercising Fiduciary Powers Restrictions on Self Dealing § 550.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money...

  11. 12 CFR 550.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FIDUCIARY POWERS OF SAVINGS ASSOCIATIONS Exercising Fiduciary Powers Restrictions on Self Dealing § 550.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money...

  12. 12 CFR 550.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FIDUCIARY POWERS OF SAVINGS ASSOCIATIONS Exercising Fiduciary Powers Restrictions on Self Dealing § 550.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money...

  13. 12 CFR 723.4 - What other regulations apply to member business lending?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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

  14. 12 CFR 550.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts...OF THE TREASURY FIDUCIARY POWERS OF SAVINGS ASSOCIATIONS Exercising Fiduciary Powers Restrictions on Self Dealing... May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary...

  15. 12 CFR 550.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts...OF THE TREASURY FIDUCIARY POWERS OF SAVINGS ASSOCIATIONS Exercising Fiduciary Powers Restrictions on Self Dealing... May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary...

  16. 12 CFR 550.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false May I sell assets or lend money between... Dealing § 550.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts, if the transaction is fair to both accounts and is not prohibited...

  17. 12 CFR 550.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false May I sell assets or lend money between... Dealing § 550.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts, if the transaction is fair to both accounts and is not prohibited...

  18. 12 CFR 150.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false May I sell assets or lend money between... Dealing § 150.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts, if the transaction is fair to both accounts and is not prohibited...

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

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    Goldberg, B.; Sorensen, M.

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

  20. A microcomputer-based, net-lending interlibrary loan system.

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    Yau, L; Newman, M; Gascard, M

    1989-01-01

    A microcomputer-based, net-lending interlibrary loan system was developed at Lane Medical Library, Stanford University. The system, designed to generate the monthly billing invoices and all necessary statistical reports, has reduced the time required for logging-in procedures and compilation of monthly, quarterly, and annual statistics. User menus, help screens, and choice fields were developed explicitly for library staff who have little or no computer experience. The program was written using the DataEase database management software running on IBM PC, XT, AT, or compatible with a minimum of 512K RAM. Described are features of this automated interlibrary loan management system and its use in a net-lending interlibrary loan department. It focuses on data entry in the "Library Directory" and "ILL Log Sheet," details of billing invoices, and statistical reports, and flexibility in modifying tax rates, borrowing fees, and other parameters. PMID:2790342

  1. 77 FR 33120 - Truth in Lending (Regulation Z)

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    2012-06-05

    ...The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is reopening the comment period for the proposed rule published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) in the Federal Register on May 11, 2011 (76 FR 27390). On May 11, 2011, the Board published for notice and comment a proposed rule amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to implement amendments to the Truth in......

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Schmidt, Gregory K.

    2014-01-01

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

  3. 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.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Association of Canadian Community Colleges, 2010

    2010-01-01

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

  6. 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…

  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. A Self-Instructional Course in Student Financial Aid Administration. Module 15: Internal Aid Office Management and Institutional Quality Control. Second Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Washington Consulting Group, Inc., Washington, DC.

    The 15th in a 17-module self-instructional course on student financial aid administration (designed for novice financial aid administrators and other institutional personnel) focuses on internal aid office management and institutional quality control. The course provides a systematic introduction to the management of federal financial aid programs…

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

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    Yusoff, Yusliza Mohd.

    2012-01-01

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

  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),

    E-print Network

    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

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    Le, Tam; Gardner, Susan K.

    2010-01-01

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

  12. 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,…

  13. An International Perspective: The School as an Organization and Social Institution: Current Challenges

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    Butler, Norman L.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan

    2007-01-01

    This article is about the current challenges facing the school as an organization and social institution with respect to information technology. It is concluded that the school ought to educate broadly when preparing students for the workplace because we can not accurately predict what their needs will be due to rapid advances in technology.…

  14. Guidelines for Conducting Internal College Reviews of Research Centers and Institutes that report to the Executive

    E-print Network

    Polly, David

    in the unit's report. E. The Associate Dean drafts the formal solicitation that goes to the unit, following effective. 3. The unit's contributions to the research and educational missions of the College. 4 , As you know, the College will review your (Center/Institute) this year as part of our standard cycle

  15. 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…

  16. Tokyo Institute of Technology -RWTH Aachen University Joint Symposium for International Industry-Academia Collaboration

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    Furui, Sadaoki

    for International Industry-Academia Collaboration: "Industrie 4.0 and the Challenges and Opportunities for Business-Academia Collaboration simultaneous translation provided "Industrie 4.0 and the Challenges and Opportunities for Business, Kuramae Hall The symposium will be held on the topics of "Industrie 4.0", a project jointly initiated

  17. The Internet and Global Telecommunications: Exploring the Boundaries of International Coordination. A Report of the Annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on International Telecommunications (4th, Shonan Village Center, Japan, September 21-24, 1998).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kleeman, Michael J.

    The goals of the Fourth Annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on International Telecommunications were: to address procedural and substantive solutions for international coordination of Internet policy issues; to suggest different models for dispute resolution and policy coordination that might be employed in the various contexts of Internet usage;…

  18. Law and Policy in International Financial Institutions: The Changing Role of Law in the IFIs

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    Head, John W.

    2008-01-01

    as a financing institution for countries facing heavy external debts and facing financial or economic crises. Nearly all countries are IMF members, but the wealthiest members do not borrow from it now. Among those countries that do borrow from... post-war reconstruction in Europe. A decade and a half later the IDA was established 6 to provide lower-cost financing to economically less developed countries 3. The following synopsis draws heavily from FUTURE OF THE GEOS, supra note 2, at 3...

  19. 34 CFR 682.608 - Termination of a school's lending eligibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Termination of a school's lending eligibility. 682.608..., Standards, and Payments for Participating Schools § 682.608 Termination of a school's lending eligibility. (a) General. The Secretary may terminate a school's eligibility to make loans under this part if...

  20. 13 CFR 307.18 - Addition of lending areas; merger of RLFs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Addition of lending areas; merger... Funds and Use of Grant Funds § 307.18 Addition of lending areas; merger of RLFs. (a)(1) Addition of... indefinitely following EDA approval. (b) Merger of RLFs—(1) Single RLF Recipient. An RLF Recipient with...

  1. 13 CFR 307.18 - Addition of lending areas; merger of RLFs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Addition of lending areas; merger... Funds and Use of Grant Funds § 307.18 Addition of lending areas; merger of RLFs. (a)(1) Addition of... indefinitely following EDA approval. (b) Merger of RLFs—(1) Single RLF Recipient. An RLF Recipient with...

  2. 77 FR 39387 - Loan Policies and Operations; Lending and Leasing Limits and Risk Management; Effective Date

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-03

    ... part 614 on May 24, 2011 (76 FR 29992) amending our regulations relating to lending and leasing limits... 24, 2011 (76 FR 29992) is effective July 1, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul K. Gibbs... CFR Part 614 RIN 3052-AC60 Loan Policies and Operations; Lending and Leasing Limits and...

  3. A Practical Guide for Planning and Operating a Toy Lending Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McNelis, Jean R.

    This manual contains information on how to start and operate a toy lending library. Chapters and their subsections are: (1) Purpose of Toy Lending Libraries; (2) Types of Toy Libraries (independent libraries, libraries as part of other community services, and libraries mostly for parents); (3) Selecting Appropriate Toys and Equipment (general tips…

  4. Heart transplantation at the Ottawa heart institute: comparison with Canadian and international results.

    PubMed

    Davies, Ross A; Badovinac, Kim; Haddad, Haissam; Hendry, Paul J; Masters, Roy G; Struthers, Christine; Veinot, John P; Smith, Stuart; Mussivand, Tofy V; Mesana, Thierry; Keon, Wilbert J

    2004-02-01

    Heart transplantation has been carried out in 340 patients in Ottawa, including seventy-one who required mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to transplant. Survival in Ottawa was compared with other Canadian centers based on data from the Canadian Organ Replacement Register up to the year 2000 and with the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) registry 2001. For survival analysis, the number of adult patients at risk at year 0 was 303 (87 transplanted from 1985 to 1990, 105 from 1990 to 1994, and 111 from 1995 to 2000). The Statistical Analysis System (SAS) life test procedure was used. Survival was not adjusted for comorbidities or heart failure class. For the year of transplant 1985-1989, one-, five-, and ten-year patient survival in Ottawa was 83%, 70%, and 60%, respectively, compared to 82%, 71%, and 54%, respectively, for Canada (Wilcoxon test, P = 0.71), and compared to one- and five-year survival for ISHLT from 1980 to 1987 at 76% and 60%, respectively. For 1990-1994, one-, five-, and ten-year patient survival in Ottawa was 88%, 81%, and 74%, respectively, compared to 80%, 71%, and 61%, respectively, for Canada (P = 0.05), and compared to one- and five-year survival for ISHLT from 1998 to 1992 at 80% and 68%, respectively. For 1995-2000, one- and five-year patient survival in Ottawa was 90% and 82%, respectively, compared to 85% and 76%, respectively, for Canada (P = 0.09), and compared to one- and five-year survival for ISHLT from 1993 to 1996 at 82% and 68%, respectively. Survival after heart transplantation in Ottawa compares favorably with Canadian and international data. PMID:14961956

  5. Development, validation, and utility of an instrument to assess core competencies in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

    PubMed

    Leff, Stephen S; Baum, Katherine T; Bevans, Katherine B; Blum, Nathan J

    2015-02-01

    To describe the development and psychometric evaluation of the Core Competency Measure (CCM), an instrument designed to assess professional competencies as defined by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and targeted by Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs. The CCM is a 44-item self-report measure comprised of six subscales to assess clinical, interdisciplinary, family-centered/cultural, community, research, and advocacy/policy competencies. The CCM was developed in an iterative fashion through participatory action research, and then nine cohorts of LEND trainees (N = 144) from 14 different disciplines completed the CCM during the first week of the training program. A 6-factor confirmatory factor analysis model was fit to data from the 44 original items. After three items were removed, the model adequately fit the data (comparative fit indices = .93, root mean error of approximation = .06) with all factor loadings exceeding .55. The measure was determined to be quite reliable as adequate internal consistency and test-retest reliability were found for each subscale. The instrument's construct validity was supported by expected differences in self-rated competencies among fellows representing various disciplines, and the convergent validity was supported by the pattern of inter-correlations between subscale scores. The CCM appears to be a reliable and valid measure of MCHB core competencies for our sample of LEND trainees. It provides an assessment of key training areas addressed by the LEND program. Although the measure was developed within only one LEND Program, with additional research it has the potential to serve as a standardized tool to evaluate the strengths and limitations of MCHB training, both within and between programs. PMID:24907024

  6. 12 CFR 211.12 - Lending limits and capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Development, the International Finance Corporation, the International Development Association, the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, or the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

  7. 12 CFR 211.12 - Lending limits and capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Development, the International Finance Corporation, the International Development Association, the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, or the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

  8. 12 CFR 211.12 - Lending limits and capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Development, the International Finance Corporation, the International Development Association, the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, or the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

  9. 12 CFR 211.12 - Lending limits and capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Development, the International Finance Corporation, the International Development Association, the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, or the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

  10. 12 CFR 211.12 - Lending limits and capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Development, the International Finance Corporation, the International Development Association, the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, or the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

  11. World Bank will lend more money to India for AIDS.

    PubMed

    Jayaraman, K S

    1998-07-01

    This article discusses the World Bank's plans to lend India money that will be used in part to fund HIV/AIDS prevention and control. The loan amounts to about US$200 million, of which 25% would be directed to research and development for HIV/AIDS. The loan is a 5-year extension of support that ended March 1999. The loan will cover the cost of blood safety programs, hospital and community care plans, and medical drugs for treating opportunistic infections. According to the Department of Biotechnology and the Indian Council of Medical Research, research and development money will be split between indigenous AIDS vaccine programs and assessment of local production of HIV diagnostic kits and development of vaginal microbicides. The government will support clinical trials of more than herbal medicines for treating tuberculosis. Funding will also support evaluation research on cost of patient care and the HIV/AIDS impact on the work force. A major focus will be on the high risk population of women and children. The World Bank requires that 50% of the loans go to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). However, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) of India lost government financial funding and will not be able to fund NGO efforts directly. NACO must channel funding through state governments. There is fear that the AIDS control program will suffer due to the restructuring of operations and shortages of manpower. The AIDS program funding could be halted by the Bank due to India's nuclear testing. PMID:9662349

  12. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

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

  13. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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

  14. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

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

  15. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

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

  16. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

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

  17. 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.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  18. The Association's Scientific Journal is MEDICAL PHYSICS Member Society of the American Institute of Physics and the International Organization of Medical Physics

    E-print Network

    Eppstein, Margaret J.

    The Association's Scientific Journal is MEDICAL PHYSICS Member Society of the American Institute of Physics and the International Organization of Medical Physics American Association of Physicists-Kettering Cancer Center 1275 York Avenue Medical Physics Rm S-1136B New York, NY 10021 Phone: 212-639-6807 Fax: 212

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

    E-print Network

    California at Los Angeles, University of

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

  20. Planning for Diversity: Education in Multi-Ethnic and Multicultural Societies. International Institute for Educational Planning Policy Forum (17th, Paris, France, June 19-20, 2003)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hernes, Gudmund

    2004-01-01

    In June 2003, the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) organized its annual Policy Forum to discuss the impact of increasingly multi-ethnic and multicultural societies on education in general and the implications for educational planning in particular. The proceedings of this Policy Forum are presented in this volume. Part I,…

  1. Twenty-Sixth Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1996/pp. 12751281 INFLUENCE OF GRAVITY ON THE PROPAGATION OF INITIALLY

    E-print Network

    Sidorov, Nikita

    spherical pre- mixed flame surrounding a kernel of hot combustion products under the influence of gravity1275 Twenty-Sixth Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1996/pp. 1275, the same occurs at the front surface but typically the flame persists at the back. For Le 1, the combustion

  2. Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 693702 COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A FORCED, TIME-

    E-print Network

    Long, Marshall B.

    693 Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 693 systems that help bridge the gap between laminar and turbulent combustion. In this study, we investigate to increase in peak concentration values and spatial extent. Analysis of acetylene production rates reveals

  3. Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 22492257 SIMULATION OF THE TRANSIENT, COMPRESSIBLE, GAS-DYNAMIC

    E-print Network

    Petzold, Linda R.

    combustion in a stagnation-flow configuration. The analysis considers the elementary heterogeneouschem- istry2249 Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 2249­2257 SIMULATION OF THE TRANSIENT, COMPRESSIBLE, GAS-DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF CATALYTIC-COMBUSTION IGNITION

  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).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

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

    E-print Network

    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 ...

  7. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 30 - OCC Guidelines Establishing Standards for Residential Mortgage Lending Practices

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...elderly, or have limited or poor credit histories, are substantially...practices and with applicable law (including remedies for failure...bank policies, and applicable laws, and otherwise retain appropriate...of compliance with applicable law and the bank's lending...

  8. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 30 - OCC Guidelines Establishing Standards for Residential Mortgage Lending Practices

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...elderly, or have limited or poor credit histories, are substantially...practices and with applicable law (including remedies for failure...bank policies, and applicable laws, and otherwise retain appropriate...of compliance with applicable law and the bank's lending...

  9. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 30 - OCC Guidelines Establishing Standards for Residential Mortgage Lending Practices

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...elderly, or have limited or poor credit histories, are substantially...practices and with applicable law (including remedies for failure...bank policies, and applicable laws, and otherwise retain appropriate...of compliance with applicable law and the bank's lending...

  10. 78 FR 27308 - Loan Originator Compensation Requirements Under the Truth In Lending Act (Regulation Z...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-10

    ...Truth In Lending Act (Regulation Z); Prohibition on Financing Credit Insurance Premiums...June 1, 2013, effective date of a prohibition on creditors financing credit insurance...transactions secured by a dwelling. The prohibition was adopted in the Loan Originator...

  11. 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

    ...Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z); Prohibition on Financing Credit Insurance Premiums...June 1, 2013, effective date of a prohibition on creditors financing credit insurance...transactions secured by a dwelling. The prohibition was adopted in the Loan Originator...

  12. 12 CFR 528.9 - Guidelines relating to nondiscrimination in lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...review their advertising and marketing practices to ensure that their...lending responsibility if its marketing practices and business relationships with developers...the community. A review of marketing practices could begin...

  13. 12 CFR 614.4100 - Policies governing lending through Federal land bank associations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Federal land bank associations. 614.4100 Section...OPERATIONS Bank/Association Lending Relationship...Federal land bank associations. (a) Farm...Federal land bank associations that demonstrate...soundly, provided the association develops,...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...powers of Federal savings associations. 560.30 Section 560...Powers for Federal Savings Associations § 560.30 General lending...powers of Federal savings associations. Pursuant to section 5...c), a Federal savings association may make,...

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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 will be 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.

  17. Are International Students Cash Cows? Examining the Relationship between New International Undergraduate Enrollments and Institutional Revenue at Public Colleges and Universities in the US

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cantwell, Brendan

    2015-01-01

    There has been growing interest in the business of international education. It is often assumed that universities seek international students as a means of generating revenue. The broad purpose of this study was to understand the effects of increased international student enrollment on net tuition revenue. Informed by resource dependency and…

  18. 78 FR 57058 - Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Approval of Lending Institutions and Mortgagees: Streamlined...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-17

    .... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On April 18, 2013 (78 FR 23178), HUD published for public comment a... lenders and mortgagees who are supervised by federal banking agencies and whose consolidated assets do not meet the thresholds set by their supervising federal banking agencies for submission of...

  19. 78 FR 23178 - Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Approval of Lending Institutions and Mortgagees: Streamlined...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-18

    ... Responsible FHA-Approved Lenders'' (75 FR 20718). The April 20, 2010, final rule increased the net worth... refer to the proposed rule by name and docket number (FR-5583-P-01) and must be sent to: HUD Desk... requirements for lenders and mortgagees who are supervised by federal banking agencies and whose...

  20. 78 FR 17766 - Interagency Guidance on Leveraged Lending

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-22

    ..., including underwriting considerations, assessing and documenting enterprise value, risk management expectations for credits awaiting distribution, stress- testing expectations, pipeline portfolio management, and risk management expectations for exposures held by the institution. This guidance applies to...

  1. Direct Government Lending: The Bottom Line. A Critique of GAO's Report on Guaranteed Student Loans versus Direct Lending and Revised Savings Estimates.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Quick, Perry D.

    This report addresses the dollar savings described in the Government Accounting Office's (GAO) report supporting direct lending as opposed to the present guaranteed student loan program. The critique explains the changes in the GAO model assumptions and projections that are believed necessary to move from the original $4.8 billion savings to a…

  2. 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

    ... practice (16 CFR 2.51). However, the Commission recognizes that the policy statement may not provide clear... Stat. 168), and under revised Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226, 46 FR 20848), and subsequent amendments to... Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226) will be interpreted and enforced consistent...

  3. 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

    ... practice (16 CFR 2.51). However, the Commission recognizes that the policy statement may not provide clear... Stat. 168), and under revised Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226, 46 FR 20848), and subsequent amendments to... Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226) will be interpreted and enforced consistent...

  4. 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

    ... practice (16 CFR 2.51). However, the Commission recognizes that the policy statement may not provide clear... Stat. 168), and under revised Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226, 46 FR 20848), and subsequent amendments to... Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226) will be interpreted and enforced consistent...

  5. 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

    ... practice (16 CFR 2.51). However, the Commission recognizes that the policy statement may not provide clear... Stat. 168), and under revised Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226, 46 FR 20848), and subsequent amendments to... Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226) will be interpreted and enforced consistent...

  6. 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

    ... practice (16 CFR 2.51). However, the Commission recognizes that the policy statement may not provide clear... Stat. 168), and under revised Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226, 46 FR 20848), and subsequent amendments to... Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226) will be interpreted and enforced consistent...

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  8. 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

  9. 77 FR 19417 - Proposed Guidance on Leveraged Lending

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-30

    ...variety of investment instruments...institution's own portfolio or with the...financial analysis and underwriting...credit risk management's role...supporting its investments, financially...contractual investment limitations...and an analysis of its liquidity...sponsor's portfolio. Guidelines...to senior management. Due...

  10. An Empirical Analysis of the Default Rate of Informal Lending—Evidence from Yiwu, China

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lu, Wei; Yu, Xiaobo; Du, Juan; Ji, Feng

    This study empirically analyzes the underlying factors contributing to the default rate of informal lending. This paper adopts snowball sampling interview to collect data and uses the logistic regression model to explore the specific factors. The results of these analyses validate the explanation of how the informal lending differs from the commercial loan. Factors that contribute to the default rate have particular attributes, while sharing some similarities with commercial bank or FICO credit scoring Index. Finally, our concluding remarks draw some inferences from empirical analysis and speculate as to what this may imply for the role of formal and informal financial sectors.

  11. International Reports. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions; Canada's Libraries in 2002: A Year of Partnerships; A Golden Celebration: The National Library of Canada at 50.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wiggins, Beacher; Adams, Karen G.; Starr, Mary Jane

    2003-01-01

    These three reports discuss international library organization issues, including awards and grants, digital technology, and membership; and Canadian library issues, including federal information policy issues, library services, projected shortage of librarians, mergers, digital divide, and a history of the National Library of Canada. (LRW)

  12. 1988 Pilot Institute on Global Change on trace gases and the biosphere

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  13. 13 CFR 120.714 - How are grants made to non-lending technical assistance providers (NTAP)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false How are grants made to non-lending technical assistance providers (NTAP)? 120.714 Section 120.714 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS LOANS Microloan Program § 120.714 How are grants made to non-lending technical...

  14. 12 CFR 32.7 - Residential real estate loans, small business loans, and small farm loans (“Supplemental Lending...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Residential real estate loans, small business loans, and small farm loans (âSupplemental Lending Limits Programâ). 32.7 Section 32.7 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING LIMITS § 32.7 Residential real estate loans, small business loans, and small...

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

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    Molla, Tebeje

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    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

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

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    Summey, Terri; Gutierrez, Art

    2012-01-01

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

  18. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 30 - OCC Guidelines Establishing Standards for Residential Mortgage Lending Practices

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... injurious to bank customers and that expose the bank to credit, legal, compliance, reputation, and other... regulations in 12 CFR part 30. ii. As the OCC has previously indicated in guidance to national banks and in..., will involve violations of OCC regulations governing real estate lending activities, 12 CFR...

  19. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 30 - OCC Guidelines Establishing Standards for Residential Mortgage Lending Practices

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... injurious to bank customers and that expose the bank to credit, legal, compliance, reputation, and other... regulations in 12 CFR part 30. ii. As the OCC has previously indicated in guidance to national banks and in..., will involve violations of OCC regulations governing real estate lending activities, 12 CFR...

  20. A History of Toy Lending Libraries in the United States Since 1935.

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    Moore, Julia E.

    This paper traces the history of the toy library, a facility or program created to loan toys to children, parents, child care providers, teachers, and play therapists. Types of toy lending libraries are the community toy library, the supplemental toy library, the cooperative neighborhood toy library, and the mobile toy library. The first toy…

  1. White House Pins Hopes for Direct Lending on New Benefits for Those Who Consolidate.

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    Burd, Stephen

    1999-01-01

    The federal Department of Education will help college students save money on loan interest if they consolidate loans in the direct lending program while in college. Some college lobbyists feel the administration has not done enough to cut fees and help students and colleges and, as a result, may lose direct-loan participants to bank-loan programs.…

  2. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 30 - OCC Guidelines Establishing Standards for Residential Mortgage Lending Practices

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 CFR 9.6 (a) and Comptroller's Handbook on Asset Management. For example, national banks should... seq. For example, “steering” a consumer to a loan with higher costs rather than to a comparable loan... mortgage loans. 12 CFR 37.3(c)(2). Some lending practices and loan terms, including financing...

  3. 78 FR 27308 - Loan Originator Compensation Requirements Under the Truth In Lending Act (Regulation Z...

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    2013-05-10

    ... adopting Sec. 1026.36(i). \\1\\ 78 FR 11279 (Feb. 15, 2013). A. Title XIV Rulemaking Effective Dates In... become effective sooner than January 2014.\\5\\ \\5\\ 77 FR 55272 (Sept. 7, 2012). The Bureau received very... Requirements Under the Truth In Lending Act (Regulation Z); Prohibition on Financing Credit Insurance...

  4. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart A of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

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    2014-01-01

    12 Banks and Banking 5 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false ...The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart C (FRB); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D...

  5. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

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    2014-01-01

    12 Banks and Banking 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false ...The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart E (FRB); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D...

  6. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart A of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... regulation. 5 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12...” means “total risk-based capital” as defined in appendix A to 12 CFR part 208. For insured state non-member banks, “total capital” refers to that term described in table I of appendix A to 12 CFR part...

  7. 12 CFR Appendix A to Subpart A of... - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... regulation. 5 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12...” refers to that term described in table I of appendix A to 12 CFR part 325 or 12 CFR 324.2, as applicable... 12 CFR 324.2, as applicable. Excluded Transactions The agencies also recognize that there are...

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

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    2011-01-01

    ... regulation. 5 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12...” means “total risk-based capital” as defined in appendix A to 12 CFR part 208. For insured state non-member banks, “total capital” refers to that term described in table I of appendix A to 12 CFR part...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... regulation. 5 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12...” means “total risk-based capital” as defined in appendix A to 12 CFR part 208. For insured state non-member banks, “total capital” refers to that term described in table I of appendix A to 12 CFR part...

  10. 13 CFR 307.18 - Addition of lending areas; merger of RLFs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...provided: (i) It is up-to-date with all semi-annual reports in accordance with § 307.14; (ii) It demonstrates a rational basis for undertaking the merger (for example, the lending area(s) and borrower criteria identified in different...

  11. 13 CFR 307.18 - Addition of lending areas; merger of RLFs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...provided: (i) It is up-to-date with all semi-annual reports in accordance with § 307.14; (ii) It demonstrates a rational basis for undertaking the merger (for example, the lending area(s) and borrower criteria identified in different...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... CFR part 34, subpart C, and the Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines (OCC Advisory Letter... mortgage loans. 12 CFR 37.3(c)(2). Some lending practices and loan terms, including financing single... regulations in 12 CFR part 30. ii. As the OCC has previously indicated in guidance to national banks and...

  13. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., the term “total capital” is defined at 12 CFR 567.5(c). In determining the aggregate amount of such... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart E (FRB); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 563.100-101 (OTS)....

  14. 75 FR 50936 - Loan Policies and Operations; Lending and Leasing Limits and Risk Management

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    .... 583 (Dec. 10, 1971). \\3\\ See 58 FR 40311, July 28, 1993. \\4\\ Public Law 100-233, 101 Stat. 1568 (Jan. 6, 1988). \\5\\ See 58 FR 40311, 40318, July 28, 1993. The current regulations do not impose lending... propose lowering the current limit on extensions of credit to a single borrower for each Farm...

  15. Engaging Parents and Kindergartners in Reading through Class Lending Library. Instructional Resource No. 41.

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    Britt, Geraldine; Baker, Linda

    An action research study described and evaluated a classroom lending library that was rich in developmentally appropriate literacy material and was designed to facilitate communication between the child's school and home. The kindergarten classroom was located in the southwestern area of Baltimore, Maryland. The children themselves staffed the…

  16. Charges for the Use of Lending Library Services: A Case Study.

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    Leicestershire County Library (England).

    The case study considers the technical aspects, not the principles, involved in charging the public for the use of lending library service. After examination of the present service it is felt that the following four systems of charge are possible: (1) subscription, or membership surcharge; (2) a unit issue charge; (3) a book reservation charge and…

  17. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... regulation. 1 The agencies have adopted a uniform rule on real estate lending. See 12 CFR part 365 (FDIC); 12 CFR part 208, subpart E (FRB); 12 CFR part 34, subpart D (OCC); and 12 CFR 563.100-101 (OTS). Each... estate loans should reflect all relevant credit factors, including: • The capacity of the borrower,...

  18. 77 FR 57317 - 2012 Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) Mortgage Servicing

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    ...., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview A. Background The recent financial crisis... September 17, 2012 Part III Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 12 CFR Part 1026 2012 Truth in Lending... / Monday, September 17, 2012 / Proposed Rules#0;#0; ] BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION 12 CFR...

  19. 34 CFR 682.608 - Termination of a school's lending eligibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 34 Education 4 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Termination of a school's lending eligibility. 682.608 Section 682.608 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (CONTINUED) FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN (FFEL) PROGRAM Requirements, Standards, and...

  20. Investing in Human Capital. Leadership for the Challenges of the 21st Century. Edited Proceedings of the Institute of International Education Forum (75th, New York, New York, October 27, 1994).

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    Institute of International Education, New York, NY.

    These proceedings highlight the Institute for International Education's forum on the implications of the emergence of a global economy and the worldwide communications revolutions for international education and training. Over 200 individuals from the corporate, foundation, government, academic, and diplomatic communities participated in the…

  1. De-Colonising International Collaboration: The University of Kwazulu-Natal-Mauritius Institute of Education Cohort PhD Programme

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    Samuel, Michael Anthony; Mariaye, Hyleen

    2014-01-01

    This paper explores the setting up of the partnership across the Mauritian and South African higher education contexts with respect to the development of a postgraduate PhD doctoral studies programme. The Mauritian Institute of Education (MIE) aims to develop staffing capacities through engagement with doctoral studies, especially in the context…

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

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    Marmolejo, Francisco

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    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,…

  4. 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.

  5. 2014 International Society of Zoological Sciences, Institute of Zoology/ Chinese Academy of Sciences and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd

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    Krebs, Charles J.

    on with little no- tice by humans, but a small number of rodent species are major pests for agriculture can study rodent biology knowing that in the time frame of 3 years they can ask and answer interest- ing scientific questions. The 5th International Conference on Rodent Biolo- gy and Management (5th

  6. International Conference on Developments in Marine CFD, 18 -19 November 2011, Chennai, India 2011: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects

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    Al Hanbali, Ahmad

    International Conference on Developments in Marine CFD, 18 - 19 November 2011, Chennai, India PROPAGATION OVER A SHOAL D Adytia and E van Groesen, LabMath-Indonesia and University of Twente with experiments from MARIN hydrodynamic laboratory for focusing wave group running above a flat bottom [2

  7. Effects of Group Work on English Communicative Competence of Chinese International Graduates in United States Institutions of Higher Education

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    Xue, Mo

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative study investigated 14 Chinese international graduate students' lived experiences with group work and the effects of group work on their English communicative competence. The interview results showed that these participants' attitudes towards group work went through changes from initial inadaptation or dislike to later adaptation…

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

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    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…

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

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    Sabatini, David M.

    to the complex problems of cancer. Highly collaborative teams of biologists and engineers pursue innovative and increasingly international efforts to address the complexities of the disease. KI scientists and engineers seek to interact with the most gifted scholars in the field, wherever they may be, as global innovations

  10. 12 CFR 211.45 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Accounting for fees on international loans. 211.45 Section 211.45 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Lending Supervision § 211.45 Accounting for fees on international loans....

  11. 12 CFR 211.45 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Accounting for fees on international loans. 211.45 Section 211.45 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Lending Supervision § 211.45 Accounting for fees on international loans....

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

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    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

  13. 77 FR 32170 - Notice of Request for Renewal of Previously Approved Collection; Short Term Lending Program...

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    2012-05-31

    ...In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) this notice announces that the Information Collection Request, abstracted below, will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for the renewal of the Short Term Lending Program--Application for Loan Guarantee. A 60 day Federal Register Notice (77 FR 14459) was published March 9, 2012......

  14. The Group-lending Model and Social Closure: Microcredit, Exclusion, and Health in Bangladesh

    PubMed Central

    Johnston, Heidi Bart

    2009-01-01

    According to social exclusion theory, health risks are positively associated with involuntary social, economic, political and cultural exclusion from society. In this paper, a social exclusion framework has been used, and available literature on microcredit in Bangladesh has been reviewed to explore the available evidence on associations among microcredit, exclusion, and health outcomes. The paper addresses the question of whether participation in group-lending reduces health inequities through promoting social inclusion. The group-lending model of microcredit is a development intervention in which small-scale credit for income-generation activities is provided to groups of individuals who do not have material collateral. The paper outlines four pathways through which microcredit can affect health status: financing care in the event of health emergencies; financing health inputs such as improved nutrition; as a platform for health education; and by increasing social capital through group meetings and mutual support. For many participants, the group-lending model of microcredit can mitigate exclusionary processes and lead to improvements in health for some; for others, it can worsen exclusionary processes which contribute to health disadvantage. PMID:19761085

  15. 77 FR 54844 - High-Cost Mortgage and Homeownership Counseling Amendments to the Truth in Lending Act...

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    2012-09-06

    ...CFPB-2012-0029] RIN 3170-AA12 High-Cost Mortgage and Homeownership Counseling Amendments to the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) and Homeownership Counseling Amendments to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation...

  16. 17 CFR 247.772 - Exemption from the definition of “broker” for banks engaging in securities lending transactions.

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    2010-04-01

    ...EXCEPTIONS FOR BANKS FROM THE DEFINITION OF BROKER § 247.772 Exemption from the definition of “broker” for banks engaging in securities lending...exempt from the definition of the term “broker” under section 3(a)(4)...

  17. 12 CFR 614.4110 - Transfer of direct lending authority to Federal land bank associations and agricultural credit...

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    2010-01-01

    ...authority to Federal land bank associations and agricultural credit associations. 614.4110 Section...AND OPERATIONS Bank/Association Lending Relationship ...authority to Federal land bank associations and agricultural...

  18. On-Going International Research Program on Irradiated Concrete Conducted by DOE, EPRI and Japan Research Institutions. Roadmap, Achievements and Path Forward

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    Le Pape, Yann; Rosseel, Thomas M.

    2015-10-01

    The Joint Department of Energy (DOE)-Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Program (Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program–Material Pathway–Concrete and Long-Term Operation (LTO) Program) and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) research studies aim at understanding the most prominent degradation modes and their effects on the long-term operation of concrete structures to nuclear power generation. Based on the results of the Expanded Materials Degradation Analysis (EMDA), (NUREG/CR-7153, ORNL/TM-2011/545), irradiated concrete and alkali-silica reaction (ASR)-affected concrete structures are the two prioritized topics of on-going research. This report focuses specifically on the topic of irradiated concrete and summarizes the main accomplishments obtained by this joint program, but also provides an overview of current relevant activities domestically and internationally. Possible paths forward are also suggested to help near-future orientation of this program.

  19. 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

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    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.

  20. Astronomical Institute of Athens

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

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

  1. The Institute of Petroleum

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    Greenaway, Alan

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

  2. The National Cancer Institute,

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

  3. Global energy perspectives: A summary of the joint study by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and World Energy Council

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    Gruebler, A.; Nakicenovic, N.; Jefferson, M.

    1996-03-01

    This article reports a study on Global Energy Perspectives to 2050 and Beyond conducted jointly by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the World Energy Council (WEC). All together three cases of economic and energy developments were developed that sprawl into six scenarios of energy supply alternatives extending until the end of the 21st century. The international consistency of the scenarios was assessed with the help of formal energy models. The study took close account of world population prospects, economic growth, technological advance, the energy resource base, environmental implications from the local to the global level, financing requirements, and the future prospects of both fossil and nonfossil fuels and industries. Although no analysis can turn an uncertain future into a sure thing, the study identifies patterns that are robust across a purposely broad range of scenarios. The study also enables one to relate alternative near-term research and development, technology, economic, and environmental policies to the possible long-term divergence of energy systems structures. Due to the long lead times involved in the turnover of capital stock and infrastructures of the energy system, policy would need to be implemented now in order to initiate long-term structural changes in the energy system that would, however, become significant only after the year 2020. 23 refs., 10 figs., 8 tabs.

  4. 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

  5. 12 CFR 211.44 - Reporting and disclosure of international assets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Reporting and disclosure of international assets. 211.44 Section 211.44 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Lending Supervision § 211.44 Reporting and disclosure of...

  6. 12 CFR 211.45 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Accounting for fees on international loans. 211.45 Section 211.45 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Lending Supervision §...

  7. 12 CFR 211.44 - Reporting and disclosure of international assets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Reporting and disclosure of international assets. 211.44 Section 211.44 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Lending Supervision §...

  8. 12 CFR 211.45 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Accounting for fees on international loans. 211.45 Section 211.45 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Lending Supervision §...

  9. 12 CFR 211.44 - Reporting and disclosure of international assets.

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    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Reporting and disclosure of international assets. 211.44 Section 211.44 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Lending Supervision §...

  10. 12 CFR 211.45 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

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    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Accounting for fees on international loans. 211.45 Section 211.45 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Lending Supervision §...

  11. 12 CFR 211.44 - Reporting and disclosure of international assets.

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  12. 12 CFR 211.44 - Reporting and disclosure of international assets.

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    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Reporting and disclosure of international assets. 211.44 Section 211.44 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) International Lending Supervision § 211.44 Reporting and disclosure of...

  13. 12 CFR 28.53 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

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    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Accounting for fees on international loans. 28.53 Section 28.53 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNATIONAL BANKING ACTIVITIES International Lending Supervision § 28.53 Accounting for fees on...

  14. 12 CFR 28.54 - Reporting and disclosure of international assets.

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    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Reporting and disclosure of international assets. 28.54 Section 28.54 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNATIONAL BANKING ACTIVITIES International Lending Supervision § 28.54 Reporting and disclosure...

  15. 12 CFR 28.53 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Accounting for fees on international loans. 28.53 Section 28.53 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNATIONAL BANKING ACTIVITIES International Lending Supervision § 28.53 Accounting for fees on...

  16. 12 CFR 28.54 - Reporting and disclosure of international assets.

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    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Reporting and disclosure of international assets. 28.54 Section 28.54 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNATIONAL BANKING ACTIVITIES International Lending Supervision § 28.54 Reporting and disclosure...

  17. The need to include Health Impact Assessment at the International Monetary Fund.

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    Cave, Ben; Birley, Martin

    2010-01-01

    The lending and technical support provided by the International Monetary Fund affect the determinants of health and healthy equity. Most health determinants lie outside the control of the health sector, and thus non-health-sector policies have profound positive and negative effects on population health. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is an instrument for identifying the effect of policies, plans, programs, and projects on population health and health equity. It is a feasible, cost-effective, and transparent process that has been adopted by several financial institutions, including members of the World Bank Group. Adopting HIA would assist the IMF in ensuring that the potential health consequences of its policies are identified and addressed. PMID:20198811

  18. 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…

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

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    Bollier, David

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    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.

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

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

    2010-10-22

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

  3. 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.

  4. DCCPS: BRP: TCRB: International

    Cancer.gov

    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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. The Pedagogy of Useful Knowledge for the Common Man: The Lending Libraries of the Society for the Common Benefit in the Netherlands, 1794-1813.

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    Hake, Barry J.

    2000-01-01

    Focuses on the establishment of the first popular lending library in the Netherlands in 1794 and its development until the early nineteenth century. Explores the work of the Society for the Common Benefit and examines the organization of popular lending libraries. (CMK)

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  9. Decreasing Aggressive Behavior and Increasing Alertness in Preschoolers through a Family Education Program and Video Lending Library.

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    Lewis, Angela G.

    This paper reports on an educational program designed to teach parents about the role of television in their children's lives and to increase use of a family video lending library intended to enhance alertness in students, decrease aggressive behavior, and educate parents. Interviews with professionals and a parent survey indicated that there was…

  10. 12 CFR 218.772 - Exemption from the definition of “broker” for banks engaging in securities lending transactions.

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    2010-01-01

    ...EXCEPTIONS FOR BANKS FROM THE DEFINITION OF BROKER IN THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934...772 Exemption from the definition of “broker” for banks engaging in securities lending...exempt from the definition of the term “broker” under section 3(a)(4)...

  11. "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.

  12. 78 FR 30739 - Amendments to the 2013 Escrows Final Rule under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)

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    .... \\1\\ 78 FR 4726 (Jan. 22, 2013). \\2\\ The other rules include: Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Standards under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) (2013 ATR Final Rule), 78 FR 6407 (Jan. 30, 2013...) (2013 HOEPA Final Rule), 78 FR 6855 (Jan. 31, 2013); Disclosure and Delivery Requirements for Copies...

  13. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc. and Affiliates

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    Pevsner, Jonathan

    or error. In making those risk assessments, we consider internal control relevant to the Institute of the Institute's internal control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating and Internal Control Independent Auditor's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

  14. 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

  15. International Astronautical Congress Announcement

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    Singh, Ramesh P.

    57TH International Astronautical Congress 1st Announcement BRINGING SPACE CLOSER TO PEOPLE Call PACEM HOMINUM Q UE PROGRESSUM International Institute of Space Law International Astronautical Federation International Academy of Astronautics Organized by #12;#12;Contents Message from the President

  16. 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.

  17. International Student Enrolment Vancouver Campus

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    Michelson, David G.

    International Student Enrolment Vancouver Campus Fall 2013 Planning and Institutional Research www ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Table 1.1 Type of International Enrolment................... .......................................................................................................................................... 3 Graph 1.1: 2013 International Student Enrolment by Program

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

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

    2013-12-01

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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. The Most Intriguing Correlations between Neutron Signatures from Lend/lro and Moon Geological Context

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    Litvak, Maxim; Mitrofanov, Igor; Sanin, Anton

    2015-04-01

    We have used neutron spectrometer measurements with the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) acquired during circular orbit mapping of the lunar surface and used them to create global maps of lunar neutron fluxes in different energy ranges with various spatial resolutions. We have studied possible correlation between observed neutron signatures on maps of thermal, epithermal and fast neutron flux with geological context on the lunar surface at equatorial and moderated latitudes. In our analysis we have revealed that several large crater basins both in the farside and nearside show significant increasing intensity of epithermal neutron flux in comparison with neighboring areas. For example, one can see a substantial increase of epithermal neutron flux in the southern hemisphere in such crater basins as Clavius, Maginus, Longomontanus and Tycho. At the equatorial latitudes within [-30S, 30N] high epithermal flux is observed at Mare Orientale, Mare Fecunditatis, Mare Nectaris, Mare Crisium and Mare Moscowience. We studied this phenomenon trying to compare variation of surface properties and variation of neutron flux at different energy ranges.

  2. 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

  3. Cooperating Internationally.

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    Anderson, Wayne

    1999-01-01

    A number of college and university consortia have embarked on international educational cooperation ventures, providing valuable experiences and benefits for faculty, students, alumni, and the community. For these programs to be effective, they must have high-level institutional support, equal opportunities to participate, effective marketing and…

  4. International for Climate

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    Smerdon, Jason E.

    International Research Institute for Climate and Society In the first of a two-part interview with knowledge to manage, understand and anticipate the effects of climate change, particularly in developing countries Could you introduce the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)? Upon what

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

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    Campanelli, M.; Rezzolla, L.

    2007-06-01

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

  6. 12 CFR 550.350 - May I lend, sell, or transfer assets of a fiduciary account if I have an interest in the...

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

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

    2013-12-01

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

  15. THE LLM PROGRAMMES IN INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW, INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL

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    Harman, Neal.A.

    THE LLM PROGRAMMES IN INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW, INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW AND INTERNATIONAL of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University. NEW COURSE ON OIL AND GAS LAW LAUNCHED TO COMPLEMENT¸s Soyer or Dr Theodora Nikaki at: LLM@swansea.ac.uk The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law

  16. Essays on financial institutions

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    Kim, Kyungmin

    2015-01-01

    In the first chapter, I study how banks lend or borrow liquidity in the interbank market and what I can learn about the macro-economy from the interbank market. From a unique database of interbank loan transactions in ...

  17. 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…

  18. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 42 (2002) 117121 PII: S0029-5515(02)33455-0

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    2002-01-01

    ­Koninklijke Militaire School, Brussels, Belgium 4 Institute of Plasma Physics, Forschungszentrum J¨ulich, J that the scaling can be expressed as a second order polynomial and that the cross-phase plays a key role to high particle confinement transition, was obtained by changing, on a shot to shot basis, the voltage

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  20. Robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery for gastric cancer compared on surgical, clinical and oncological outcomes: a multi-institutional chart review. A study protocol of the International study group on Minimally Invasive surgery for GASTRIc Cancer—IMIGASTRIC

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    Desiderio, Jacopo; Jiang, Zhi-Wei; Nguyen, Ninh T; Zhang, Shu; Reim, Daniel; Alimoglu, Orhan; Azagra, Juan-Santiago; Yu, Pei-Wu; Coburn, Natalie G; Qi, Feng; Jackson, Patrick G; Zang, Lu; Brower, Steven T; Kurokawa, Yukinori; Facy, Olivier; Tsujimoto, Hironori; Coratti, Andrea; Annecchiarico, Mario; Bazzocchi, Francesca; Avanzolini, Andrea; Gagniere, Johan; Pezet, Denis; Cianchi, Fabio; Badii, Benedetta; Novotny, Alexander; Eren, Tunc; Leblebici, Metin; Goergen, Martine; Zhang, Ben; Zhao, Yong-Liang; Liu, Tong; Al-Refaie, Waddah; Ma, Junjun; Takiguchi, Shuji; Lequeu, Jean-Baptiste; Trastulli, Stefano; Parisi, Amilcare

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Gastric cancer represents a great challenge for healthcare providers and requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach in which surgery plays a major role. Minimally invasive surgery has been progressively developed, first with the advent of laparoscopy and recently with the spread of robotic surgery, but a number of issues are currently being debated, including the limitations in performing an effective extended lymph node dissection, the real advantages of robotic systems, the role of laparoscopy for Advanced Gastric Cancer, the reproducibility of a total intracorporeal technique and the oncological results achievable during long-term follow-up. Methods and analysis A multi-institutional international database will be established to evaluate the role of robotic, laparoscopic and open approaches in gastric cancer, comprising of information regarding surgical, clinical and oncological features. A chart review will be conducted to enter data of participants with gastric cancer, previously treated at the participating institutions. The database is the first of its kind, through an international electronic submission system and a HIPPA protected real time data repository from high volume gastric cancer centres. Ethics and dissemination This study is conducted in compliance with ethical principles originating from the Helsinki Declaration, within the guidelines of Good Clinical Practice and relevant laws/regulations. A multicentre study with a large number of patients will permit further investigation of the safety and efficacy as well as the long-term outcomes of robotic, laparoscopic and open approaches for the management of gastric cancer. Trial registration number NCT02325453; Pre-results. PMID:26482769

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  2. POSITION DESCRIPTION Executive Director, Neuroscience Institute

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    Marques, Oge

    POSITION DESCRIPTION Executive Director, Neuroscience Institute Florida Atlantic University (FAU as the inaugural Executive Director for a new University-wide neuroscience institute. This outstanding researcher of international standing will be provided with significant resources to further develop neuroscience research

  3. THE CANCER INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE

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    Chisholm, Rex L.

    THE CANCER INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PROGRAM THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE #12;To maximize Northwestern's scientific contributions to the field of cancer Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University are partnering to create robust research collaborations

  4. Auditing as Institutional Research: A Qualitative Focus.

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    Fetterman, David M.

    1991-01-01

    Internal institutional auditing can improve effectiveness and efficiency and protect an institution's assets. Many of the concepts and techniques used to analyze higher education institutions are qualitative in nature and suited to institutional research, including fiscal, operational, data-processing, investigative, management consulting,…

  5. Estimating Background and Lunar Contribution to Neutrons Detected by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) Instrument

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

    2014-12-01

    The fraction of hydrogen-bearing species embedded in planetary regolith can be determined from the ratio between measured epithermal neutron leakage flux and the flux measured from similar dry regolith. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft is equipped with the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) instrument to measure embedded hydrogen in the Moon's polar regions and elsewhere. We have investigated the relative contribution of lunar and non-lunar (spacecraft-sourced) neutrons by modeling maps of the measured count rate from three of the LEND detector systems using linear combinations of maps compiled from the Lunar Prospector Neutron Spectrometer (LPNS) and the LEND detectors, demonstrating that the two systems are compatible and enabling reference signal to be inferred to enable detecting hydrogen and hydrogen-bearing volatiles. The pole-to-equator contrast ratio in epithermal neutrons indicates that the average concentration of hydrogen in the Moon's polar regolith above 80° north or south latitude is ~110 ppmw, or 0.10±0.01 wt% water-equivalent hydrogen. Above 88° north or south, the concentration increases to ~140 ppmw, or 0.13±0.02 wt% water-equivalent hydrogen. Nearly identical suppression of neutron flux at both the north and south poles, despite differences in topography and distribution of permanently-shadowed regions, supports the contention that hydrogen is broadly distributed in the polar regions and increasingly concentrated approaching the poles. Similarity in the degree of neutron suppression in low-energy and high-energy epithermal neutrons suggests that the hydrogen fraction is relatively uniform with depth down to ~1 m; the neutron leakage flux is insensitive to greater depth.

  6. 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.

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

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    Bologna, J.; Lyke, J.; Theophile, K.

    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.

  8. 12 CFR 626.6005 - Nondiscrimination in lending and other services.

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  10. 76 FR 29992 - Loan Policies and Operations; Lending and Leasing Limits and Risk Management

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  13. 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].

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    2010-04-16

    ...of Standards and Technology International Code Council: The Update Process for the International Codes and Standards AGENCY: National Institute...SUMMARY: The International Code Council (ICC), promulgator of the...

  17. Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik

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    Max-Planck-Institut f¨ur Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften Leipzig Universality of intervals the doctoral scholarship from the International Max-Planck Research School at the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences, Leipzig. Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

  18. Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

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    Wirosoetisno, Djoko

    Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences An Interview with John Toland Ben, You ask outputs of the highest international Ben Mestel, Isaac Newton Institute Deputy Director, posed several funding in real terms. Opportunities: The Newton institute is well placed to play a prominent role in what

  19. Proceedings from the Third National Institutes of Health International Congress on Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: comprehensive review, conference summary and future recommendations

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    Segars, James H.; Parrott, Estella C.; Nagel, Joan D.; Guo, Xiaoxiao Catherine; Gao, Xiaohua; Birnbaum, Linda S.; Pinn, Vivian W.; Dixon, Darlene

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND Uterine fibroids are the most common gynecologic tumors in women of reproductive age yet the etiology and pathogenesis of these lesions remain poorly understood. Age, African ancestry, nulliparity and obesity have been identified as predisposing factors for uterine fibroids. Symptomatic tumors can cause excessive uterine bleeding, bladder dysfunction and pelvic pain, as well as associated reproductive disorders such as infertility, miscarriage and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. Currently, there are limited noninvasive therapies for fibroids and no early intervention or prevention strategies are readily available. This review summarizes the advances in basic, applied and translational uterine fibroid research, in addition to current and proposed approaches to clinical management as presented at the ‘Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: 3rd NIH International Congress’. Congress recommendations and a review of the fibroid literature are also reported. METHODS This review is a report of meeting proceedings, the resulting recommendations and a literature review of the subject. RESULTS The research data presented highlights the complexity of uterine fibroids and the convergence of ethnicity, race, genetics, epigenetics and environmental factors, including lifestyle and possible socioeconomic parameters on disease manifestation. The data presented suggest it is likely that the majority of women with uterine fibroids will have normal pregnancy outcomes; however, additional research is warranted. As an alternative to surgery, an effective long-term medical treatment for uterine fibroids should reduce heavy uterine bleeding and fibroid/uterine volume without excessive side effects. This goal has not been achieved and current treatments reduce symptoms only temporarily; however, a multi-disciplined approach to understanding the molecular origins and pathogenesis of uterine fibroids, as presented in this report, makes our quest for identifying novel targets for noninvasive, possibly nonsystemic and effective long-term treatment very promising. CONCLUSIONS The Congress facilitated the exchange of scientific information among members of the uterine leiomyoma research and health-care communities. While advances in research have deepened our knowledge of the pathobiology of fibroids, their etiology still remains incompletely understood. Further needs exist for determination of risk factors and initiation of preventive measures for fibroids, in addition to continued development of new medical and minimally invasive options for treatment. PMID:24401287

  20. Proceedings from the Third National Institutes of Health International Congress on Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: comprehensive review, conference summary and future recommendations.

    PubMed

    Segars, James H; Parrott, Estella C; Nagel, Joan D; Guo, Xiaoxiao Catherine; Gao, Xiaohua; Birnbaum, Linda S; Pinn, Vivian W; Dixon, Darlene

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND Uterine fibroids are the most common gynecologic tumors in women of reproductive age yet the etiology and pathogenesis of these lesions remain poorly understood. Age, African ancestry, nulliparity and obesity have been identified as predisposing factors for uterine fibroids. Symptomatic tumors can cause excessive uterine bleeding, bladder dysfunction and pelvic pain, as well as associated reproductive disorders such as infertility, miscarriage and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. Currently, there are limited noninvasive therapies for fibroids and no early intervention or prevention strategies are readily available. This review summarizes the advances in basic, applied and translational uterine fibroid research, in addition to current and proposed approaches to clinical management as presented at the 'Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research: 3rd NIH International Congress'. Congress recommendations and a review of the fibroid literature are also reported. METHODS This review is a report of meeting proceedings, the resulting recommendations and a literature review of the subject. RESULTS The research data presented highlights the complexity of uterine fibroids and the convergence of ethnicity, race, genetics, epigenetics and environmental factors, including lifestyle and possible socioeconomic parameters on disease manifestation. The data presented suggest it is likely that the majority of women with uterine fibroids will have normal pregnancy outcomes; however, additional research is warranted. As an alternative to surgery, an effective long-term medical treatment for uterine fibroids should reduce heavy uterine bleeding and fibroid/uterine volume without excessive side effects. This goal has not been achieved and current treatments reduce symptoms only temporarily; however, a multi-disciplined approach to understanding the molecular origins and pathogenesis of uterine fibroids, as presented in this report, makes our quest for identifying novel targets for noninvasive, possibly nonsystemic and effective long-term treatment very promising. CONCLUSIONS The Congress facilitated the exchange of scientific information among members of the uterine leiomyoma research and health-care communities. While advances in research have deepened our knowledge of the pathobiology of fibroids, their etiology still remains incompletely understood. Further needs exist for determination of risk factors and initiation of preventive measures for fibroids, in addition to continued development of new medical and minimally invasive options for treatment. PMID:24401287

  1. 75 FR 6402 - Fogarty International Center; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-02-09

    ... evaluate grant applications and/or proposals. Place: National Institutes of Health, Lawton Chiles... Research and Training. Place: National Institutes of Health, Lawton Chiles International House,...

  2. Institute for C Institute for

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    Sandhu, Ravi

    to construct meaningful How to construct meaningful, How to develop an intertwined © Ravi Sandhu WorldInstitute for C ICS Resea Ravi Institute for University of Te Augus IIIT World-Leading Research w Cyber Security arch Projects Sandhu Cyber Security exas at San Antonio t 30, 2012 T Delhi 11with Real-World

  3. CSCAPES Institute

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    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.

  4. Reviving the International Monetary Fund: concerns for the health of the poor.

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    Batniji, Rajaie

    2009-01-01

    Despite optimism about the potential for a "new economic order," the outcomes of the G20 summit of April 2009 do not deviate from the neoliberal path. The main outcome, the G20's commitment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), does not change the lending practices and core economic assumptions of the IMF. Further, this new funding commitment will do little to help the poorest countries, as it is not available to them and comes with high interest. Institutions that more actively consider health, such as the World Bank and World Health Organization, may have failed to win resources and authority because they have not demonstrated how they could expand or modify their activities, and because of broader ideological debates pitting social protection against economic stimulus. Reforms in IMF practices and economic assumptions may provide some limited protection of health spending. These reforms can allow for inclusion of the benefits of health programs in economic forecasting, dismissal of the assumption that aid will be short-term, and removal of indirect limits on public sector health spending. These reforms in IMF practices are urgently needed, but fall short of making health and social protection an integral component of efforts promoting economic stability. PMID:19927415

  5. 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

  6. The New Unified International Diabetes Federation/American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Metabolic Syndrome definition: does it correlate better with C-reactive protein in Chinese patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?

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    Lu, B; Zhang, S; Wen, J; Yang, Y; Yang, Z; Zhang, Z; Wang, X; Hu, R

    2010-01-01

    This study evaluated the association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and metabolic syndrome, defined by the definition proposed by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), American Heart Association (AHA) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) versus the older IDF definition, in 506 Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters were compared and analysed using multivariate linear regression models. Serum hsCRP was higher in patients with metabolic syndrome compared with those without metabolic syndrome for both definitions and increased as the number of components of metabolic syndrome increased (after adjusting for age, gender and smoking). Patients with metabolic syndrome according to the IDF/AHA/NHLBI but not the IDF definition had significantly higher hsCRP levels than those not meeting either definition and similar hsCRP levels to those meeting both definitions. Serum hsCRP levels were significantly associated with metabolic syndrome according to the IDF definition after adjusting for age, gender and smoking. Adding metabolic syndrome status according to the IDF/AHA/NHLBI definition significantly increased the fit of the multivariate linear regression model. The new IDF/AHA/NHLBI definition of metabolic syndrome may have a stronger relationship with serum hsCRP than the IDF definition. PMID:21226995

  7. Strategic Research Institute--first international siRNA conference. Prospect for new therapeutics and commercial opportunities for pharma and biotech. 24-25 March 2003, LaJolla, CA, USA.

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    Xu, Jing

    2003-05-01

    Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), with their power to selectively silence genes, have gained much attention from biotech and pharmaceutical companies and investors. Key players in the field, from innovative biotech start-ups to big pharmaceutical companies, gathered at Strategic Research Institute's First International siRNA conference in the scenic Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Topics addressed ranged from the latest technology advances and applications of RNA interference (RNAi) in drug discovery, to critical business issues such as intellectual property portfolio strategy and market prospects. While RNAi is indisputably accepted as a powerful tool in target validation and functional genomics, the concept of an siRNA drug is still viewed by big pharma companies as next-generation therapeutics. Yet challenges seem tractable. Several companies, such as Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals Inc, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Intradigm Corp, are working hard to prove that the bigger companies are being too conservative. The conference provided a clear vision of RNAi in drug discovery today, its potential and remaining challenges. PMID:12841209

  8. Proceedings from the National Cancer Institute's Second International Workshop on the Biology, Prevention, and Treatment of Relapse after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: part II. Autologous Transplantation-novel agents and immunomodulatory strategies.

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    Avigan, David; Hari, Parameswaran; Battiwalla, Minoo; Bishop, Michael R; Giralt, Sergio A; Hardy, Nancy M; Kröger, Nicolaus; Wayne, Alan S; Hsu, Katharine C

    2013-12-01

    In the National Cancer Institute's Second International Workshop on the Biology, Prevention, and Treatment of Relapse after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, the Scientific/Educational Session on Autologous Transplantation addressed the role of novel agents and immunomodulatory strategies in management of relapse after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT). Concepts were illustrated through in-depth discussion of multiple myeloma, with broader discussion of areas relevant for relapse of other malignancies as well as in the setting of allogeneic transplantation. Dr. Hari provided an overview of the epidemiology of relapse after AHSCT in multiple myeloma, addressing clinical patterns, management implications, and treatment options at relapse, highlighting the implications of novel therapeutic agents in initial, maintenance, and relapse treatment. Dr. Avigan discussed current concepts in tumor vaccine design, including whole cell and antigen-specific strategies, use of an AHSCT platform to reverse tumor-associated immunosuppression and tolerance, and combining vaccines with immunomodulatory agents to promote establishment of durable antitumor immunity. Dr. Hsu reviewed the immunogenetics of natural killer (NK) cells and general NK biology, the clinical importance of autologous NK activity (eg, lymphoma and neuroblastoma), the impact of existing therapies on promotion of NK cell activity (eg, immunomodulatory drugs, monoclonal antibodies), and strategies for enhancing autologous and allogeneic NK cell effects through NK cell gene profiling. PMID:24018393

  9. Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Making a Compelling Offer to a Financial Institution Partner

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    Zimring, Mark

    2011-03-18

    Launched in 2006, over 8,700 residential energy upgrades have been completed through Austin Energy's Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. The program's lending partner, Velocity Credit Union (VCU) has originated almost 1,800 loans, totaling approximately $12.5 million. Residential energy efficiency loans are typically small, and expensive to originate and service relative to larger financing products. National lenders have been hesitant to deliver attractive loan products to this small, but growing, residential market. In response, energy efficiency programs have found ways to partner with local and regional banks, credit unions, community development finance institutions (CDFIs) and co-ops to deliver energy efficiency financing to homeowners. VCU's experience with the Austin Energy HPwES program highlights the potential benefits of energy efficiency programs to a lending partner.

  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. Institution Building through International Faculty Exchange.

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    Shann, Mary H.

    The experience of Boston University's school of education in providing development assistance through collaborative faculty linkages to Cairo University, Egypt is discussed. The assistance has taken three forms: (1) short-term, postdoctoral fellowships at Boston University for 13 Cairo University faculty in the areas of program planning, teaching…

  12. International Business Education: Identifying the Emergent Topics in International Business and Their Relevance for Knowledge Development.

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    Yeoh, Poh-Lin

    2001-01-01

    Sampled faculty in international business (IB) to better understand emerging themes in that area. Seven major topical areas were uncovered: general knowledge of IB, international trade and institutions, cross-cultural issues, managing global operations, international ethics, international monetary systems, and international political/regulatory…

  13. Performance Assessment Institute-NV

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    Lombardo, Joesph

    2012-12-31

    The National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment’s intention is to purchase a multi-purpose computer cluster in support of the Performance Assessment Institute (PA Institute). The PA Institute will serve as a research consortium located in Las Vegas Nevada with membership that includes: national laboratories, universities, industry partners, and domestic and international governments. This center will provide a one-of-a-kind centralized facility for the accumulation of information for use by Institutions of Higher Learning, the U.S. Government, and Regulatory Agencies and approved users. This initiative will enhance and extend High Performance Computing (HPC) resources in Nevada to support critical national and international needs in "scientific confirmation". The PA Institute will be promoted as the leading Modeling, Learning and Research Center worldwide. The program proposes to utilize the existing supercomputing capabilities and alliances of the University of Nevada Las Vegas as a base, and to extend these resource and capabilities through a collaborative relationship with its membership. The PA Institute will provide an academic setting for interactive sharing, learning, mentoring and monitoring of multi-disciplinary performance assessment and performance confirmation information. The role of the PA Institute is to facilitate research, knowledge-increase, and knowledge-sharing among users.

  14. Institutional Censorship

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    Burke, John Gordon; Bowers, H. Paxton

    1970-01-01

    The difficulty an individual who has been denied access to library material faces in obtaining a remedy in the courts dictates that the library profession go on record against all forms of institutional censorship or unreasonable restrictions on use of library materials. (Author/JS)

  15. Institution Morphisms

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    Goguen, Joseph; Rosu, Grigore; Norvig, Peter (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    Institutions formalize the intuitive notion of logical system, including both syntax and semantics. A surprising number of different notions of morphisim have been suggested for forming categories with institutions as objects, and a surprising variety of names have been proposed for them. One goal of this paper is to suggest a terminology that is both uniform and informative to replace the current rather chaotic nomenclature. Another goal is to investigate the properties and interrelations of these notions. Following brief expositions of indexed categories, twisted relations, and Kan extensions, we demonstrate and then exploit the duality between institution morphisms in the original sense of Goguen and Burstall, and the 'plain maps' of Meseguer, obtaining simple uniform proofs of completeness and cocompleteness for both resulting categories; because of this duality, we prefer the name 'comorphism' over 'plain map.' We next consider 'theoroidal' morphisms and comorphisims, which generalize signatures to theories, finding that the 'maps' of Meseguer are theoroidal comorphisms, while theoroidal morphisms are a new concept. We then introduce 'forward' and 'semi-natural' morphisms, and appendices discuss institutions for hidden algebra, universal algebra, partial equational logic, and a variant of order sorted algebra supporting partiality.

  16. Institutional Change.

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    Smith, Hayden R., Ed.

    1978-01-01

    This publication's theme, "Institutional Change," is broadly examined in fourteen articles that range from research and opinion to allegory and satire. A student teacher, a dean, and a state education director are among the authors. Articles concern: 1) key elements of change; 2) relationships between local, county, state, and federal educational…

  17. Institutional betrayal.

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    Smith, Carly Parnitzke; Freyd, Jennifer J

    2014-09-01

    A college freshman reports a sexual assault and is met with harassment and insensitive investigative practices leading to her suicide. Former grade school students, now grown, come forward to report childhood abuse perpetrated by clergy, coaches, and teachers--first in trickles and then in waves, exposing multiple perpetrators with decades of unfettered access to victims. Members of the armed services elect to stay quiet about sexual harassment and assault during their military service or risk their careers by speaking up. A Jewish academic struggles to find a name for the systematic destruction of his people in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. These seemingly disparate experiences have in common trusted and powerful institutions (schools, churches, military, government) acting in ways that visit harm upon those dependent on them for safety and well-being. This is institutional betrayal. The purpose of this article is to describe psychological research that examines the role of institutions in traumatic experiences and psychological distress following these experiences. We demonstrate the ways in which institutional betrayal has been left unseen by both the individuals being betrayed as well as the field of psychology and introduce means by which to identify and address this betrayal. PMID:25197837

  18. National Institutes of Health Current National Institute

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    Rau, Don C.

    National Institutes of Health Current National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin of Mental Health National Eye Institute National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Human Genome------------------------c-----------------------]-----------r----- National Institute National Institute of Child Health and on Deafness and Human Development Other Communica

  19. Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences University of Cambridge

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    Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences University of Cambridge Appointment of Deputy Director: Further particulars The Institute The Newton Institute is a national and international visitor the supervision of a Management Committee, see http://www.newton.ac.uk/mancom.html. The Institute has

  20. 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 ...

  1. 12 CFR 618.8430 - Internal controls.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...institution in establishing effective control over, and accountability for...responsibility for the internal control function (financial, credit, credit review, collateral...Adoption of internal audit and control procedures that evidence...

  2. 12 CFR 618.8430 - Internal controls.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...institution in establishing effective control over, and accountability for...responsibility for the internal control function (financial, credit, credit review, collateral...Adoption of internal audit and control procedures that evidence...

  3. Report of the Committee on International Studies

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    international terminology for such a unit is "School" (Harvard's Kennedy School, Princeton's Woodrow Wilson, HIS, CERES Robert Vipond, POL Joseph Wong, POL, Asian Institute Jessica Lahrkamp, graduate student

  4. Regional variations of neutron flux and search of Hydrogen enhanced areas at southern polar region of Moon from LEND/LRO instrument

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    Litvak, M. L.; Mitrofanov, I.; Sanin, A.; Golovin, D.; Kozyrev, A.; Malakhov, A.; Mokrousov, M.; Tretyakov, V.; Vostrukhin, A. A.; Varenikov, A.; Milikh, G. M.; Sagdeev, R.; Boynton, W. V.; Harshman, K.; Trombka, J.; McClanahan, T.; Chin, G.; Starr, R. D.; Evans, L. G.; Shvecov, V.; Shevchenko, V.

    2009-12-01

    The first results of neutron data analysis based on the measurements from Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) onboard Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) are presented and discussed. LEND consists of set of neutron sensors measuring orbital neutron flux in wide energy range starting from thermal neutrons up to fast neutrons with energies more than 10 MeV. The most critical part of the instrument is four collimated neutron sensors providing high spatial resolution (footprint spot with radius ~ 5 km) which is significantly higher ones achieved in the previous lunar missions. It provides possibility of direct comparison between regional variations of neutron flux and distribution of polar shadow regions which are suspected to be possible reservoirs of relict water ice. The main efforts have been applied at the initial stages of the mission to study regional variations of neutron flux and compare distribution of neutron flux inside and outside polar shadow regions (PSRs), as well as to distinguish all detectable local polar regions with significant deficit of flux of epithermal neutrons without a priori assumption of their coincidence with PSRs. The first list of candidates of Neutron Deficite Regions (NDRs) for the south poles will be presented based on the first 3 months of LEND mapping data, and the content of hydrogen and/or water ice will be estimated for these candidates.

  5. International 2015 International

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    International 2015 International Year of Soils The workshop will be a combination of lectures, activity demonstrations, and field tours. Teach the Teacher Workshop Topics Soils and Civilizations What is a Soil Water Retention and Movement in Soil Soil is Living Soil Microbes Soil Protects the Environment

  6. Regionalism in international air transportation--cooperation and competition : papers from an international conference organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, held at the Amman Chamber of Commerce, Amman, Jordan, April 19-21, 1983, under the auspices of Alia, the Royal Jordanian Airline.

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology.; \\02BBAlyah.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratory

    Preface: Alia: The Royal Jordanian Airline is very pleased to present this collectiont of papers originally presented at the international conference entitled, "Regionalism in International Air Transportation: Cooperation ...

  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. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    as the duties and purview of existing water management institutions. It summarizes of water laws on both sides of the border and applicable international water law. Chapter three reports on the views of experts as they seekTexas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2001 Introduction Research Program #12

  9. Planning, Designing and Managing Higher Education Institutions

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    Daigneau, William A.; Valenti, Mark S.; Ricciarini, Sylvana; Bender, Stephen O.; Alleyne, Nicole; Di Grappa, Michael; Duart, Josep M.; Lupianez, Francisco; Sanchez, Miguel Angel Ehrenzweig

    2005-01-01

    The OECD Programme on Educational Building, together with the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) and the OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education, organised an international conference on the planning, design and management of facilities for higher education institutions on April 24-27, 2005. The…

  10. Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik

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    Max-Planck-Institut f¨ur Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften Leipzig Domain Configurations Field L. D¨oring, E. Esselborn, S. Ferraz-Leite, F. Otto Max Planck Institute for Mathematics the International Max Planck Research School Mathematics in the Sciences. The research of the third author (SFL

  11. Institutional Research's Role in Strategic Planning

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    Voorhees, Richard A.

    2008-01-01

    Institutions that have organized and centralized their data enjoy an obvious advantage in grappling with strategic planning and other issues. As the drumbeat for accountability, planning, and demonstrating effectiveness to internal and external stakeholders intensifies, the stature and importance of institutional research offices on most campuses…

  12. 78 FR 39299 - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    ...Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to...Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special, Emphasis Panel, International...Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special, Emphasis Panel,...

  13. POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE OPPORTUNITIES The Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine

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    Berenhaut, Kenneth S.

    POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE OPPORTUNITIES The Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology & Immunogen Design (CHAVI-ID), providing national and international leadership. The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental institute dedicated

  14. 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

  15. 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…

  16. UCD GEARY INSTITUTE DISCUSSION PAPER SERIES

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    actors in the global economy. The advent of the Euro-zone crisis has propelled a new group in comparative political economy Samuel Brazys UCD Geary Institute UCD School of Politics and International of heuristics in comparative political economy Samuel Brazys UCD School of Politics and International Relations

  17. 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.

  18. Teaching International Economics and Trade--Concepts in International Relations

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    Starbird, Caroline; DeBoer, Dale; Pettit, Jenny

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this book is to introduce students to real-life issues in international economics. The sections of the book are: (1) The Advantages of Trade; (2) Judging NAFTA; (3) Does Globalization Benefit Poor Countries?; (4) Pocket Guide to International Financial Institutions; (5) What Do You Know about the WTO?; (6) Free Trade and Shifting…

  19. Internal Transfer and Articulation.

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    Prager, Carolyn

    In 1989, a descriptive study was conducted of internal transfer and articulation within the context of two-year branch campuses of four-year institutions. Data were gathered from a survey sent to the chief executive officers (CEO's) of 408 campuses delivering two-year tracks within a four-year college or university. Study findings, based on…

  20. Institute news

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    1999-11-01

    Joining the team A new member of staff has recently joined the Institute of Physics Education Department (Schools and Colleges) team. (Dr) Steven Chapman will have managerial responsibility for physics education issues in the 11 - 16 age range, particularly on the policy side. He will work closely with Mary Wood, who spends much of her time out and about doing the practical things to support physics education pre-16. Catherine Wilson will be spending more of her time working to support the Post-16 Physics Initiative but retains overall responsibility for the department. Steven graduated in Physics and Astronomy and then went on to do his doctorate at Sussex University. He stayed in the research field for a while, including a period at NPL. Then, having decided to train as a teacher, he taught for the last five years, most recently at a brand new school in Sutton where he was Head of Physics. Physics update Dates for `Physics Update' courses in 2000, intended for practising science teachers, are as follows: 1 - 3 April: Malvern College 9 - 10 June: Stirling University 8 - 10 July: York University 8 - 10 December: Oxford University The deadline for applications for the course to be held on 11 - 13 December 1999 at the School of Physics, Exeter University, is 12 November, so any late enquiries should be sent to Leila Solomon at The Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London W1N 3DH (tel: 020 7470 4821) right away. Name that teacher! Late nominations are still welcome for the Teachers of Physics/Teachers of Primary Science awards for the year 2000. Closing date for nominations is `the last week in November'. Further details can be obtained from Catherine Wilson or Barbara Hill in the Institute's Education Department. Forward and back! The Education Group's one-day meeting on 13 November is accepting bookings until almost the last minute, so don't delay your application! The day is entitled `Post-16 physics: Looking forward, learning from the past' and it aims to celebrate the Group's 50th anniversary by examining what has been done, focusing on why and how it was done, with lessons and ambitions for the future. The meeting will be held at Institute Headquarters and the programme is as follows: 10.45 - 11.00 Welcome and introduction (Philip Britton: Chair of the Education Group) 11.00 - 11.45 Examinations and assessment through the ages (Tim Akrill, Chief Examiner for A-level Physics with Edexcel) 11.45 - 12.30 Curriculum reform in physics, past, present and future (Professor Jon Ogborn, Director of the Post-16 Physics Initiative) 14.00 - 14.15 Physics education and the Institute of Physics, some personal reflections (speaker to be announced) 14.15 - 15.00 Connecting with Advancing Physics: the first year in HE physics (Professor Mick Brown, University of Cambridge) 15.15 - 15.35 Physics education, the next 50 years! (Ken Dobson, Honorary Editor of Physics Education) The day should hold something for everyone, so reserve your place if you can. Schools and Colleges lecture Dr Zbig Sobiesierski of the University of the West of England is the 1999 - 2000 Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges lecturer, touring the country with his talk `Seeing is believing?'. He will demonstrate the different physical ways in which we can both make and mix colour and will then proceed to discuss why our eyes respond to light in the way they do. The lecture will be aimed primarily at students aged 14 and above, but it will also be suitable for older audiences. The intention, as with previous series, will be to show the relevance of the physics concepts to the members of the audience and the world in which they live. To find out more about the lecture in your area and to make a booking, contact should be made with the local organizer (full details of the list can be obtained from Catherine Wilson at Institute Headquarters). The dates and venues planned so far are as follows: 1 Nov: Northern College, Aberdeen 2 Nov: University of St Andrews 3 Nov: Heriot-Watt University 4 Nov: Strathclyde University 17 Nov: York University 24 Nov: Bristol U

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

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    2013-07-01

    ...UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM How Does the Secretary...in international studies and foreign languages at the applicant institution...in international studies and foreign languages at the applicant...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM How Does the Secretary...in international studies and foreign languages at the applicant institution...in international studies and foreign languages at the applicant...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM How Does the Secretary...in international studies and foreign languages at the applicant institution...in international studies and foreign languages at the applicant...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM How Does the Secretary...in international studies and foreign languages at the applicant institution...in international studies and foreign languages at the applicant...

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

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    2011-07-01

    ...UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM How Does the Secretary...in international studies and foreign languages at the applicant institution...in international studies and foreign languages at the applicant...

  7. 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…

  8. INTERNATIONAL VISITING SCIENTISTS AT LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITT HANNOVER

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    Nejdl, Wolfgang

    INTERNATIONAL VISITING SCIENTISTS AT LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER International Visiting Scientists in research & teaching NO PhD-Students, NO regular students title, surname, name sex: male female institut scientist at your institute / department. With your help we are able · to provide your guest

  9. INTERNATIONAL VISITING SCIENTISTS AT LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITT HANNOVER

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    Nejdl, Wolfgang

    INTERNATIONAL VISITING SCIENTISTS AT LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER International Visiting Scientists in research & teaching NO PhD-Students, NO regular students title, surname, name sex: male female institut visiting scientist at your institute / department. With your help we are able · to provide your guest

  10. 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…

  11. Institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences Joint Institute for High Temperatures RAS

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    Fominov, Yakov

    in compliance with international standards, improving communication systems in the institutes, business training. For more information on the work of ISTC, contact Steve Bourne, Communication and External Relations Manager, ISTC, Global Security and Strategic Planning Department, Krasnoproletarskaya 32, 127473 Moscow

  12. 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

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    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…

  13. INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE

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    Chisholm, Rex L.

    D Institute Director, Cancer Control and Survivorship Research Program Leader Supportive Oncology for a loved one with cancer. The continuum of support services includes psychosocial support and educationTHE CANCER INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CANCER SURVIVORSHIP INSTITUTE THE INSTITUTES

  14. Wyss Institute Exposure Control Plan WYSS INSTITUTE

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    Church, George M.

    Control Plan EHS Harvard University Environmental Health and Safety HBV hepatitis B virus HCV hepatitis CWyss Institute Exposure Control Plan WYSS INSTITUTE EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN June 2014 Prepared for: The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering #12;Wyss Institute Exposure Control Plan TABLE

  15. Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program

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    Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program provides funds to institutions of higher education, a consortia of such institutions, or partnerships between nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education to plan, develop, and implement programs that strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in…

  16. 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.

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

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    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,…

  18. The Foundation-Institution Partnership: The Role of Institutionally Related Foundations in Public Higher Education

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    Bass, David

    2010-01-01

    Institutionally related foundations have played a vital role in raising and managing private resources in support of public institutions of higher education. Unlike private grant-making foundations, college and university foundations are typically incorporated as public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although they…

  19. International Institute for Learning, Inc. PM Core & Intermediate 2013 International Institute for Learning, Inc.

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    Aazhang, Behnaam

    PMBOK® Guide is covered in depth. Exam technique and study approaches are explained. What You Will Learn You'll learn the 10 Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide Each Knowledge Area, Inputs, Tools. 47 processes of the PMBOK® Guide Best way to prepare for the CAPM® credential exam. Course Overview

  20. INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESOURCES FY 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESOURCES FY 2012 ANNUAL REPORT CHAPTER 43, REPORT OFTHE SECRETARY OFTHE ARMY ON CIVILWORKS ACTIVITIES FOR FY 2012 #12;INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESOURCES 43-1 INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESOURCES FY.............................................. 6 International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management

  1. Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Business Systems Developer

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    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

  2. 12 CFR 618.8430 - Internal controls.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Internal controls. 618.8430 Section 618.8430 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM GENERAL PROVISIONS Internal Controls § 618.8430 Internal controls. Each Farm Credit institution's board of directors must adopt an...

  3. 78 FR 7795 - Fogarty International Center; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-02-04

    .... Contact Person: Robert Eiss, Public Health Advisor, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of... SERVICES National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to section... meeting of the Fogarty International Center Advisory Board. The meeting will be open to the public...

  4. 76 FR 49781 - Fogarty International Center Notice of Meetings

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    ... Division of International Relations and health diplomacy. Place: National Institutes of Health, Lawton L... SERVICES National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center Notice of Meetings Pursuant to section... meeting of the Fogarty International Center Advisory Board. The meeting will be open to the public...

  5. International Cooperation

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    in Japanese is comprised of four programs: International Studies, Development and Economics, International Law and development of these new approaches. 2. GSICS has courses of study in both Japanese and English. InternationalGSICS 2015 Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies Kobe University #12;The Graduate

  6. Weierstra-Institut fr Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik

    E-print Network

    Berlin e. V. Preprint ISSN 0946 ­ 8633 Computational haemodynamics in stenotic internal jugular veins, stenosis, internal jugular veins, anomalous haemody- namics, CCSVI. #12;Edited by Weierstraß-Institut für://www.wias-berlin.de/ #12;Abstract Stenosis in internal jugular veins (IJVs) are frequently associated to pathological ve

  7. 77 FR 24766 - Call for Proposals for a Micro Support Program on International Conflict Resolution and...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE Call for Proposals for a Micro Support Program on International Conflict Resolution and... Support Program on International Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. The United States Institute...

  8. Institute Study Report

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Whitaker, Ann; Steadman, Jackie; Little, Sally; Underwood, Debra; Blackman, Mack; Simonds, Judy

    1997-01-01

    This report documents a study conducted by the MSFC working group on Institutes in 1995 on the structure, organization and business arrangements of Institutes at a time when the agency was considering establishing science institutes. Thirteen institutes, ten science centers associated with the state of Georgia, Stanford Research Institute (SRI), and IIT Research Institute (IITRI), and general data on failed institutes were utilized to form this report. The report covers the working group's findings on institute mission, structure, director, board of directors/advisors, the working environment, research arrangements, intellectual property rights, business management, institute funding, and metrics.

  9. POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE OPPORTUNITY The Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology & Immunogen

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    Berenhaut, Kenneth S.

    POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE OPPORTUNITY The Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology & Immunogen Design (CHAVI-ID), providing national and international leadership. The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental institute dedicated

  10. TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    E-print Network

    TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2005 TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 152-8550 2 12 1 E3-3 2005 8 TEL. 03 5734 2975 URL. http://www.titech.ac.jp/ PROFILE #12;TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 0201 CONTENTS 03 06 06 08 09 10 15 17 25 31 33 37 41 0201 #12;TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TOKYO INSTITUTE

  11. AUTOMATION & CONTROL INSTITUTE INSTITUT FR AUTOMATISIERUNGS-

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    Dautenhahn, Kerstin

    AUTOMATION & CONTROL INSTITUTE INSTITUT FÜR AUTOMATISIERUNGS- & REGELUNGSTECHNIK User involvement ¾ Home ¾ Care ¾ Public Space ¾ Factory #12;5March 2015 Users in the Focus Exemplary Success Story Institute of Automation and Control Vienna University of Technology (DVR-Number 0005886) Gusshausstr 27-29/E

  12. The Rise and Fall of Adult Education Institutions and Social Movements: Proceedings of the International Conference on the History of Adult Education (7th, Dundee, Scotland, July 12-16, 1998). Studies in Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Gerontagogy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cooke, Anthony, Ed.; MacSween, Ann, Ed.

    This book, which focuses on the relationship between adult education institutions and social movements, contains 31 papers originally presented at a 1998 conference on the history of adult education. Following an Introduction (Cooke), the papers are: Mobilisation, Popular Participation and Sustainable Development: Themes in the Recent History of…

  13. Proceedings of the 25th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 10-13 April 2007, COEX, Seoul, Korea, AIAA, 2007-3104

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    Khan, Javed I.

    (e.g., Space Station), or set on demand (e.g., a space shuttle), the suggested routing protocol Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 10-13 April 2007, COEX, Seoul, Korea, AIAA, 2007-3104 Space OSPF information among vastly spread routers which may also be in continuous motion. We call it Space OSPF

  14. SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Financial Statements

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    Miller, Scott

    SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Financial Statements September 30, 2008 (With Independent Auditors' Report The Board of Regents Smithsonian Institution: We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian) as of September 30, 2008 and the related statements

  15. SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Financial Statements

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    Miller, Scott

    SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Financial Statements September 30, 2009 (With Independent Auditors' Report The Board of Regents Smithsonian Institution: We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian) as of September 30, 2009 and the related statements

  16. SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Financial Statements

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    Miller, Scott

    SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Financial Statements September 30, 2010 (With Independent Auditors' Report. Independent Auditors' Report The Board of Regents Smithsonian Institution: We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian) as of September 30, 2010

  17. Institute of Space Atmospheric

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies 20002000200020002000 #12;Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies, University of Saskatchewan 116 Science Place Committee 5 Research Programs Planetary Astronomy Atmospheric Dynamics Magnetosphere/Ionosphere Interactions

  18. Essays on sovereign debt and international capital flows

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    Basu, Suman S. (Suman Sambha)

    2009-01-01

    This dissertation is a collection of three essays on public and private borrowing on international capital markets, with a focus on optimal policy for the government and international financial institutions. Chapter 1 ...

  19. 75 FR 49502 - Fogarty International Center; Notice of Meeting

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    ... Health, Lawton Chiles International House, Bethesda, MD 20892. Open: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: A report... Institutes of Health, Lawton Chiles International House, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Robert...

  20. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

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    Borissova, Daniela

    THIRD INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION "Karst under protection ­ gift for the future generations the framework of the International Scientific- practical forum "Protected karst territories ­ education karst territories ­ Lifelong Learning" and runs in 5 already established categories: 1. For pupils: 1