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  1. Predictors of preoperative anxiety among surgical patients in Jimma University Specialized Teaching Hospital, South Western Ethiopia

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    2014-01-01

    Background Hospitalization and surgery are critical negative life events that lead to the experience of considerable anxiety in patients. Patients may perceive the day of surgery as the biggest and the most threatening day in their lives. There is paucity of information on predictors of anxiety in the current study area. The main objective of this study is to assess predictors of preoperative anxiety among patients scheduled for surgery in Jimma University Specialized Teaching Hospital. Methods A facility based cross-sectional study was conducted using quantitative data collection technique in Jimma University Specialized Teaching Hospital from February 13 to April 13, 2012 on 239 patients scheduled for surgery. The data were collected by five trained diploma nurses using structured interviewer administered questionnaires that were prepared based on state trait anxiety inventory measurement scale. The quantitative data were entered into SPSS for windows version 16. 0 and descriptive, simple and multiple linear regression analyses were performed. Results A total of 239 patients were enrolled in the study with a response rate of 93.0%. Their mean age was 42.7?±?1.8 years (range 16 to 85 years). Nearly over half 53.6% were females, while 48.1% illiterate, 72.4% Oromo and 56.5% were Muslim followers. Significant preoperative anxiety was seen in 70.3% patients. The most common factors that lead to anxiety were fear of death 38.1% and fear of unknown origin 24.3% and the most common strategy mentioned by patient in reducing anxiety were talking to other patient 79.8% and religious belief. Conclusions In the present study, two third 70.3% of preoperative patients had anxiety. Factors which were positively correlated with anxiety were trait anxiety, single and divorced, time of operation and income. Factors which were shown to reduce anxiety were preoperative anxiety related information provision and afternoon operation. Health professionals working in the hospital should provide anxiety related information for patients. PMID:25189274

  2. Bacterial contamination, bacterial profile and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of isolates from stethoscopes at Jimma University Specialized Hospital

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    2013-01-01

    Introduction Hospital acquired infections are recognized as critical public health problems. Infections are frequently caused by organisms residing in healthcare environment, including contaminated medical equipment like Stethoscopes. Objective To determine bacterial contamination, bacterial profile and anti-microbial susceptibility pattern of the isolates from stethoscopes at Jimma University Specialized Hospital. Methodology Cross-sectional study conducted from May to September 2011 at Jimma University Specialized Hospital. One hundred seventy-six stethoscopes owned by Health Care Workers (HCWs) and Medical students were randomly selected and studied. Self-administered structured questionnaire was used to collect socio-demographic data. Specimen was collected using moisten sterile cotton swab and 1 ml normal saline was used to transport the specimen, all laboratory investigations were done following standard microbiological techniques, at Microbiology Laboratory, Jimma University. SPSS windows version 16 used for data analysis and P <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Result: A total, of 151 (85.8%) stethoscopes were contaminated. A total of 256 bacterial strains and a mean of 1.44×104 CFUs/diaphragm of stethoscopes was isolated. Of the 256 isolates, 133 (52%) were potential pathogens like S. aureus, Klebsiella spp., Citrobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Proteus spp., Enterobacter spp., P. aeruginosa and E. coli. All strains were resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics (two to eight classes of antibiotics). Disinfection practice was poor. Disinfection practice was found to be associated with bacterial contamination of stethoscopes (P?

  3. Assessment of quality of care given to diabetic patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital diabetes follow-up clinic, Jimma, Ethiopia

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    2011-01-01

    Background Sub-Saharan Africa is currently enduring the heaviest global burden of diabetes and diabetes care in such resource poor countries is far below standards. This study aims to describe the gaps in the care of Ethiopian diabetic patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital. Methods 329 diabetic patients were selected as participants in the study, aged 15 years or greater, who have been active in follow-up for their diabetes for more than 1 year at the hospital. They were interviewed for their demographic characters and relevant clinical profiles. Their charts were simultaneously reviewed for characters related to diabetes and related morbidities. Descriptive statistics was used for most variables and Chi-square test, where necessary, was used to test the association among various variables. P-value of < 0.05 was used as statistical significance. Results Blood glucose determination was done for 98.5% of patients at each of the last three visits, but none ever had glycosylated haemoglobin results. The mean fasting blood sugar (FBS) level was 171.7 ± 63.6 mg/dl and 73.1% of patients had mean FBS levels above 130 mg/dl. Over 44% of patients have already been diagnosed to be hypertensive and 64.1% had mean systolic BP of > 130 and/or diastolic > 80 mmHg over the last three visits. Diabetes eye and neurologic evaluations were ever done for 42.9% and 9.4% of patients respectively. About 66% had urine test for albumin, but only 28.2% had renal function testing over the last 5 years. The rates for lipid test, electrocardiography, echocardiography, or ultrasound of the kidneys during the same time were < 5% for each. Diabetic neuropathy (25.0%) and retinopathy (23.1%) were the most common chronic complications documented among those evaluated for complications. Conclusions The overall aspects of diabetes care at the hospital were far below any recommended standards. Hence, urgent action to improve care for patients with diabetes is mandatory. Future studies examining patterns and prevalence of chronic complications using appropriate parameters is strongly recommended to see the true burden of diabetes. PMID:22185229

  4. Making strides in women’s mental health care delivery in rural Ethiopia: demographics of a female outpatient psychiatric cohort at Jimma University Specialized Hospital (2006–2008)

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    Chemali, Zeina N; Borba, Christina PC; Henderson, Tanya E; Tesfaye, Markos

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the delivery of mental health care to a sample of women living in Jimma, rural Ethiopia, and their access to mental health services. A total of 226 psychiatric charts were reviewed for women seen at Jimma University Specialized Hospital. The mental health charts included documentation ranging from one paragraph to a full note. No psychiatric chart recorded medication status, detailed substance abuse history, or a history of violence. Rendering appropriate mental health care for women requires concerted efforts by multiple stake holders. Using our results, we advance concrete and practical suggestions for improving women’s mental health in rural Ethiopia. We point out that the health care system needs to be responsive, allowing for change starting with gender rights, so that rural women have access to basic mental health services. PMID:23901297

  5. Khat Use and Its Impact on Academic Performance: The Case of Jimma University, Ethiopia

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    Abafita, Jemal; Chala, Badassa Wolteji; Eba, Kasahun; Kim, Kyung-Ryang; Kim, Chang-Soo

    2015-01-01

    The use or misuse of addictive substances like khat has become widespread among the youths especially in countries where the substance is produced and/or consumed. In this paper, we examine whether khat use has any impact on the academic achievement of university students with particular reference to undergraduates in Jimma University, Ethiopia.…

  6. Evaluative Research of the Mentoring Process of the PGDT, with Particular Reference to Cluster Centers under Jimma University Facilitation

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    Tegegne, Worku Fentie; Gelaneh, Alebachew Hailu

    2015-01-01

    The objective of the study is to evaluate the mentoring process of the PGDT program which was under the supervision of Jimma University in the regional states of Oromia and SNNP, Ethiopia. The overall intention was to see whether the program was being underway as expected. Because, there was uncertainty regarding the proper running of it as it was…

  7. Factors That Influences Students Academic Performance: A Case of Rift Valley University, Jimma, Ethiopia

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    Akessa, Geremew Muleta; Dhufera, Abdissa Gurmesa

    2015-01-01

    University is one of the places where a systematically organized and scientifically oriented education is offered. It is through such an organized manner that the knowledge, skill and desired attitude of the learner develop, but in a given class it is sometimes seen that there is a difference in achievement as a result of different factors that…

  8. Special Education in South Korea: Daegu University

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    Kim, Byung Ha; Rhee, Kun Yong; Burns, Carol; Lerner, Janet W.

    2009-01-01

    Daegu University has enjoyed a long and remarkable history of special education. Daegu University is large University located in Daegu, South Korea, a large city in South Korea that is south of Seoul. Since the 1970's, South Korea has achieved unusual and comprehensive growth in its economy, and the field of special education continued to thrive…

  9. Rice University Public Assembly/Special Event

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    Natelson, Douglas

    Rice University Public Assembly/Special Event Fire and Life Safety Self-Check Form City of Houston shall provide Rice with a Certificate of Insurance that includes: Commercial General Liability ­ minimum $1,000,000 per occurrence Aggregate $2,000,000 Rice named as additional insured All rights

  10. An Assessment of Grade Four Students Learning: The Case of Jimma Town

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    Lemma, Abbi; Regasa, Tadese; Hailu, Ewnetu; Sime, Tariku; Ferede, Bekalu; Tolemariam, Taye; Dejene, Tariku

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed at investigating grade four students learning at Jimma town, Ethiopia. A cross sectional survey method was employed. Students, teachers and principals were participants of the study. Standardized tests, questionnaire, interview and observation were the instruments used to collect authentic information from the research…

  11. Special Relativity at action in the Universe

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    Gabriele Ghisellini

    1999-05-14

    Nature succeeds in accelerating extended and massive objects to relativistic velocities. Jets in Active Galactic Nuclei and in galactic superluminal sources and gamma-ray bursts fireballs have bulk Lorentz factors from a few to several hundreds. A variety of effects then arises, such as the beaming of the produced radiation, light aberration, time contraction and the Doppler frequency shift. I will emphasize that special relativity applied to real (i.e. extended) observed objects inevitably must take into account that any piece of information is carried by photons. Being created in different parts of the source, they travel different paths to reach the observer, depending on the viewing angle. The object is seen rotated, not contracted, and at small viewing angles time intervals are observed shorter than intrinsic ones.

  12. XAVIER UNIVERSITY Advising Form Bachelor of Science, Special Education Major Special Education Program LICENSE: MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

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    Farnsworth, George - Department of Biology, Xavier University

    XAVIER UNIVERSITY Advising Form ­ Bachelor of Science, Special Education Major Special Education _____ ____ ENGL 205 Lit & Moral ..............................................3 hrs. _____ ____ EDSP 402 M. _____ ____ EDSP 367 SPED: Behav & Soc (8 hrs. field exp)....3 hrs. Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Advised

  13. XAVIER UNIVERSITY Advising Form Bachelor of Science, Special Education Major Special Education Programs LICENSE: MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

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    Farnsworth, George - Department of Biology, Xavier University

    XAVIER UNIVERSITY Advising Form ­ Bachelor of Science, Special Education Major Special Education hrs. _____ _____ EDEL 260 Cultural Divers. Education......................3 hrs. _____ _____ MATH 211 & Moral.............................................3 hrs. _____ ____ EDSP 400 M/M Student Teaching (16 wk

  14. Elevated blood lead levels among unskilled construction workers in Jimma, Ethiopia

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    2014-01-01

    Background No study has been carried out to assess the blood lead levels of workers or the contribution of common workplace practices to lead exposure in Ethiopia. This study was carried out to assess the blood lead levels of female and male laborers in the construction sector in Jimma town, Ethiopia. Method A cross-sectional study on the blood lead levels of 45 construction workers was carried out in the town of Jimma. The t-test, analysis of variance, the Kruskal-Wallis, Mann–Whitney and odds ratio tests were used to compare mean blood lead levels and to investigate the associations between specific job type, use of self-protection device, sex, service years and occurrence of non-specific symptoms with BLLs. Results The mean blood lead level of the exposed group (40.03?±?10.41 ?g/dL) was found to be significantly greater than that of the unexposed group (29.81?±?10.21 ?g/dL), p?=?0.05. Among the exposed group female workers were found to have higher mean blood lead level (42.04?±?4.11 ?g/dL) than their male colleagues (33.99?±?3.28 ?g/dL). Laborers who were regularly using self-protection devices were found to have significantly lower blood lead levels than those who were not using. Conclusion The blood lead levels of construction workers in Jimma town are considerably high with a range of 20.46 – 70.46 ?g/dL and the workers are in danger of imminent lead toxicity. More endangered are female construction workers who are bearers of the future children of the country and the issue requires urgent attention. PMID:24645964

  15. Prevalence of intestinal parasite, Shigella and Salmonella species among diarrheal children in Jimma health center, Jimma southwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

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    2014-01-01

    Background Diarrheal disease continues to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality among young children in developing countries including Ethiopia. Globally, intestinal parasite, Shigella and Salmonella species remain major contributors to acute enteric infections. The study was aimed at determining the frequency of intestinal parasite, Shigella and Salmonella species identified from diarrheic children at Jimma Health Centre, Jimma south west Ethiopia. Methods A health institution based cross sectional study was conducted from March to November 2012. A structured questionnaire was used for collection of data on socio- demographic characteristics. Parasite and bacteria identification as well as susceptibility testing was done using standard parasitological and bacteriological procedures. Results A total of 260 diarrheal children were included in the study. A total of 129 (49.6%) samples were positive for intestinal parasite, Shigella and Salmonella species. Of these, 107 (41.1%), 6 (2.3%) and 16 (6.2%) samples were positive for intestinal parasite, Shigella and Salmonella species respectively. The dominant isolated parasite was G. lamblia with prevalence of 13.5% followed by A. lumbricoides (11.5%). The least identified parasites were Schistosoma mansoni and Taenia species accounting 0.4% each. Multiple parasitic infections were observed in 19 (7.3%) patients. Shigella species showed hundred percent resistances to ampicillin, amoxacillin, and cotrimoxazole. All Salmonella isolates were resistant against amoxicillin. All Shigella and Salmonella species were susceptible to ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin and gentamycin. Conclusion The presence of reasonably high amount of intestinal parasite and Salmonella and Shigella species that are drug resistance to the commonly prescribed drugs is a treat to the children and community at large. Therefore, measures including health education, improvement of safe water supply, sanitation facilities and continuous monitoring of microbiological and antimicrobial surveillance is crucial. PMID:24499189

  16. Seroprevalence and risk factors for brucellosis in cattle in selected districts of Jimma zone, Ethiopia.

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    Dirar, Bashahun Gebremichael; Nasinyama, George William; Gelalcha, Benti Deresa

    2015-12-01

    A cross-sectional study was carried out in Jimma town and Chora Botor district of Jimma zone from February 2014 to May 2014 to determine seroprevalence and risk factors of brucellosis in cattle. A total of 348 blood samples (174 each from zebu and crossbreed) were collected. The sera were separated and screened by Rose Bengal plate test (RBPT), and positive sera were retested by complement fixation test (CFT) for confirmation. The overall seroprevalence of bovine brucellosis was 1.4 and 0.3 % as tested by RBPT and CFT, respectively. The seroprevalence of bovine brucellosis in indigenous and crossbreed cattle was 1.1 and 0.6 % and 1.7 and 0 % using RBPT and CFT, respectively. Retained fetal membrane was the only risk factor found to be significantly associated with seropositivity of brucellosis in this study (p?=?0.019). The overall seroprevalence of brucellosis was very low. However, due to the zoonotic and economic importance of the disease, prevention and control measures are required to stop further spread of the disease. To effectively implement this, the One Health (OH) is the most constructive approach we recommend. PMID:26374209

  17. The Purdue University Get Away Special II (PUGAS II)

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    Olenski, Christopher; Crocker, Alan R.; Stubbings, Beth; Mccormick, Laurie; Andersen, Paul K.

    1988-01-01

    The Purdue University Get Away Special Project (PUGAS) is a student-run organization dedicated to preparing payloads for flight on NASA's space shuttle. The first such payload (PUGAS I) flew on Challenger in 1983. The second payload (PUGAS II) should be ready by the end of 1988 and will include three experiments. The first experiment will involve the production of tin metal foam under microgravity conditions. The second experiment will focus on the desorption of water from carbon-epoxy composite materials. The third experiment will use a solid polymeric material to detect radiation in space.

  18. Predictors of refusal of provider initiated HIV testing among clients visiting adult outpatient departments in Jimma town, Oromia Region, Ethiopia: unmatched case control study

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    Lemu, Yohannes Kebede; Koricha, Zewdie Birhanu; Gebretsadik, Lakew Abebe; Roro, Ameyu Godesso

    2012-01-01

    Background Currently, provider-initiated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing (PIHT) in health facilities is one of the strategies to advance HIV testing and related services. However, many HIV infected clients are missing the opportunities. This study intends to identify predictors of refusal of PIHT among clients visiting adult outpatient departments (OPDs) in Jimma town. Methods An unmatched case control study was conducted among 296 clients: 149 cases refusing HIV testing and 147 controls accepting HIV testing. The study recruited clients from OPDs of four public health facilities between March 6 and April 8, 2011 using consecutive sampling. The study instrument was adapted mainly considering health belief model (HBM). Jimma University ethical committee reviewed the study protocol. Data were collected by face-to-face interview and analyzed using SPSS Statistics (IBM Corporation, Somers, NY) software, version 16.0. Data were subjected to factor and reliability analysis. For prediction analysis, the study used logistic regression and odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI). To see the effects among HBM constructs, the study used standardized beta (?) coefficients at P < 0.05. Results The study findings showed adjusted protective effects on refusal of PIHT for residence outside study town [adjusted OR (AOR) (95% CI) = 0.41 (0.22–0.79)] and higher scores of perceived benefit of early testing [AOR (95% CI)] = 0.86 (0.69–0.99)], self efficacy to live with HIV [AOR (95% CI) = 0.79 (0.66–0.93)], nondisclosure agreement [AOR (95% CI) = 0.74 (0.58–0.93)], perceived explicitness of opt-out right during initiation [AOR (95% CI) = 0.74 (0.56–0.98)] and clients’ perceptions of selective initiation of HIV suspected [AOR (95% CI) = 0.54 (0.41–0.73)]. On the other hand, report of recent testing [AOR (95% CI) = 3.82 (1.71–8.55)] and perceived unpreparedness for testing [AOR (95% CI) = 1.86 (1.57–2.21)] aggravated refusal of PIHT. Exposure to cues to testing significantly reduced perceived barriers [? (P) = ?0.05 (0.037)]. Conclusion Clients’ perceived barriers: feeling of unpreparedness for testing strongly aggravated refusal of test. Enhanced self-efficacy to live with HIV and presence of cues to HIV testing would reduce unpreparedness and protect from refusing PIHT. PMID:22904647

  19. Occupational lead exposure among automotive garage workers – a case study for Jimma town, Ethiopia

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    2012-01-01

    Background In Ethiopia, although there are numerous small-scale and medium industries which use lead-based raw materials that may pose health risks to workers, there are no workplace regulations for lead exposure. Moreover, there are no studies carried out on the blood lead levels (BLLs) of workers or on the contribution of common workplace practices to lead poisoning. Method A cross-sectional study on the BLLs of 45 automotive garage workers and 40 non-garage workers was carried out in the town of Jimma, Ethiopia. In addition to BLL analysis, data on some risk factors such as smoking, and chewing ‘khat’ (the leaves of Catha adulis) were gathered through structured questionnaires and interviews and data analysis was performed using SPSS (version 16). The t-test was used to compare mean BLLs of study groups. The analysis of variance (ANOVA), Kruskal-Wallis, Pearson chi-square and odds ratio tests were used to investigate the associations between specific job type, smoking and/or ‘khat’ chewing, service years and occurrence of non-specific symptoms with BLLs. Results The mean BLL of the automotive-garage workers was found to be significantly greater than that of the controls. The BLLs of all the lead-exposed individuals were found to be over 10??g/dL, and 53% of them had BLLs ranging 12 – 20??g/dL, with the remaining 47% having over 20??g/dL. The BLL of the workers increased with the duration of working in an automotive garage. Individuals involved in manual car painting comprise a larger percentage (58%) of those with the highest BLLs (? 20??g/dL). Lead accumulation in individuals who chew ‘khat’ in the work place was found to be faster than in those who are not used to chewing ‘khat’. ‘Khat’ is an evergreen shrub native to tropical East Africa, with dark green opposite leaves which are chewed when fresh for their stimulating effects. Conclusion The findings of the study have clearly demonstrated that the BLLs of automotive-garage workers in Jimma town are considerably high with a range of 11.73 – 36.52??g/dL and the workers are in danger of impending lead toxicity. The BLLs of the workers are influenced by their occupational practices, chewing Catha adulis leaves at the workplace, and the time spent working in an automotive garage. PMID:22776678

  20. University of Saskatchewan, College of Education Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education

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    is comprised of ten courses (30 credit units) of special education classes, completion of which allow you1 University of Saskatchewan, College of Education Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM This handbook provides details on admission

  1. Traditional medicinal plant knowledge and use by local healers in Sekoru District, Jimma Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia

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    Yineger, Haile; Yewhalaw, Delenasaw

    2007-01-01

    The knowledge and use of medicinal plant species by traditional healers was investigated in Sekoru District, Jimma Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia from December 2005 to November 2006. Traditional healers of the study area were selected randomly and interviewed with the help of translators to gather information on the knowledge and use of medicinal plants used as a remedy for human ailments in the study area. In the current study, it was reported that 27 plant species belonging to 27 genera and 18 families were commonly used to treat various human ailments. Most of these species (85.71%) were wild and harvested mainly for their leaves (64.52%). The most cited ethnomedicinal plant species was Alysicarpus quartinianus A. Rich., whose roots and leaves were reported by traditional healers to be crushed in fresh and applied as a lotion on the lesions of patients of Abiato (Shererit). No significant correlation was observed between the age of traditional healers and the number of species reported and the indigenous knowledge transfer was found to be similar. More than one medicinal plant species were used more frequently than the use of a single species for remedy preparations. Plant parts used for remedy preparations showed significant difference with medicinal plant species abundance in the study area. PMID:17547765

  2. Prevalence of bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis in Jimma municipal abattoir, South West Ethiopia.

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    Tolosa, T; Tigre, W; Teka, G; Dorny, P

    2009-09-01

    A cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis was conducted from October 2007 to March 2008 in cattle slaughtered at the Jimma municipal abattoir. Cyst distribution and viability of bovine cysticercosis and hydatidosis were also determined. A total of 512 carcasses were inspected of which 15 (2.93%) and 161 (31.44%) were infected with Taenia saginata metacestodes and hydatid cysts, respectively. From a total of 109 cysticerci collected from infected carcasses, 47 (43.12%) were viable. The anatomical distribution of the cysticerci was, shoulder muscle (39.5%), heart (33.9%), neck muscle (13.8%), tongue (10.1%), masseter muscles (1.8%) and diaphragm (0.9%). Of the 1171 hydatid cysts collected 223 (19.0%) were fertile, 505 (43.1%) sterile, 49 (29.8%) calcified and 94 (8.0%) contained pus. A greater proportion of fertile cysts were found in the lungs than in other organs. It was concluded that these zoonotic cestodes deserve due attention to safeguard public health, and that further studies are needed on genotyping, epidemiology and public health importance of Echinococcus granulosus in the study area. PMID:21105600

  3. Antenatal Care Strengthening in Jimma, Ethiopia: A Mixed-Method Needs Assessment

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    Villadsen, Sarah Fredsted; Tersbøl, Britt Pinkowski; Negussie, Dereje; GebreMariam, Abebe; Tilahun, Abebech; Friis, Henrik; Rasch, Vibeke

    2014-01-01

    Objective. We assessed how health system priorities matched user expectations and what the needs for antenatal care (ANC) strengthening were for improved maternal health in Jimma, Ethiopia. Methods. A questionnaire survey among all recent mothers in the study area was conducted to study the content of ANC and to identify the predictors of low ANC satisfaction. Further, a qualitative approach was applied to understand perceptions, practices, and policies of ANC. Results. There were no national guidelines for ANC in Ethiopia. Within the health system, the teaching of health professional students was given high priority, and that contributed to a lack of continuity and privacy. To the women, poor user-provider interaction was a serious concern hindering the trust in the health care providers. Further, the care provision was compromised by the inadequate laboratory facilities, unstructured health education, and lack of training of health professionals. Conclusions. Health system trials are needed to study the feasibility of ANC strengthening in the study area. Nationally and internationally, the leadership needs to be strengthened with supportive supervision geared towards building trust and mutual respect to protect maternal and infant health. PMID:25258631

  4. Municipal solid waste generation in growing urban areas in Africa: current practices and relation to socioeconomic factors in Jimma, Ethiopia.

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    Getahun, T; Mengistie, E; Haddis, A; Wasie, F; Alemayehu, E; Dadi, D; Van Gerven, T; Van der Bruggen, B

    2012-10-01

    As one of cities in the developing countries, a rapid population growth and industrial activities pose many environmental challenges for Jimma city, Ethiopia. One aspect of urban growth posing a threat on sustainable development is poor solid waste management, which results in environmental pollution. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quantity, composition, sources of waste generated, their current disposal practices, and to recommend appropriate management technologies. The total waste generated daily in Jimma city was ca. 88,000 kg, and the average per capita generation rate was 0.55?±?0.17 kg/capita/day. Eighty-seven percent of the waste was produced by households and 13% by institutions, and a negligible fraction (0.1%) was generated by street sweepings. During the rainy season, 40% more waste was generated than in the dry season because of the increased availability of agricultural food product. Further analysis showed that biodegradable organic waste constitutes 54% by weight with an average moisture content of 60% that falls within the required limits for composting. The nonbiodegradable components constitute 46% of which 30% of it was nonrecyclable material. Only 25% of the community uses municipal containers for disposal at the selected landfill site. Fifty-one percent of the households disposed their waste in individually chosen spots, whereas 22% burned their waste. Finally 2% of households use private waste collectors. The socioeconomic analysis showed that higher family income and educational status is associated more with private or municipal waste collection and less with the application of backyard or open dumping. These insights into generated waste and management practice in Jimma city allow making suggestions for improved collection, treatment, and disposal methods. A primary conclusion is that the biodegradable waste is a major fraction having suitable properties for recycling. As such an economic benefit can be obtained from this waste while avoiding the need for disposal. PMID:22042042

  5. Climatic variables and malaria transmission dynamics in Jimma town, South West Ethiopia

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    2011-01-01

    Background:- In Ethiopia, malaria is seasonal and unstable, causing frequent epidemics. It usually occurs at altitudes < 2,000 m above sea level. Occasionally, transmission of malaria occurs in areas previously free of malaria, including areas > 2,000 m above sea level. For transmission of malaria parasite, climatic factors are important determinants as well as non-climatic factors that can negate climatic influences. Indeed, there is a scarcity of information on the correlation between climatic variability and malaria transmission risk in Ethiopia in general and in the study area in particular. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the level of correlation between meteorological variables and malaria cases. Methods: - Time-series analysis was conducted using data on monthly meteorological variables and monthly total malaria in Jimma town, south west Ethiopia, for the period 2000-2009. All the data were entered and analyzed using SPSS-15 database program. Spearman correlation and linear regression analysis were used to asses association between the variables. Results: - During last ten years (2000-2009), a fluctuating trend of malaria transmission was observed with P.vivax becoming predominant species. Spearman correlation analysis showed that monthly minimum temperature, total rainfall and two measures of relative humidity were positively related with malaria but monthly maximum temperature negatively related. Also regression analysis suggested that monthly minimum (p = 0.008), monthly maximum temperature (p = 0.013) and monthly total rainfall (p = 0.040), at one month lagged effect, were significant meteorological factors for transmission of malaria in the study area. Conclusion: - Malaria incidences in the last decade seem to have a significant association with meteorological variables. In future, prospective and multidisciplinary cooperative research involving researchers from the fields of parasitology, epidemiology, botany, agriculture and climatology is necessary to identify the real effect of meteorological factors on vector- borne diseases like malaria. PMID:21366906

  6. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and associated risk factors among pregnant women in Jimma town, Southwestern Ethiopia

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    2012-01-01

    Background Toxoplasmosis is a common parasitic infection caused by an obligate intracellular protozoan, Toxoplasma gondii. If primary toxoplasmosis occurs during pregnancy about one third of the cases could lead to congenital toxoplasmosis, with subsequent pathological effects. This study aimed at determining the seroprevalence of T. gondii among pregnant women in Jimma town, Southwest Ethiopia. Methods A community based cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the seroprevalence and associated factors in pregnant women from August to September, 2011. A total of 201 study participants were included in this study. Data on socio-demographic and predisposing factors were collected from each study participant. Moreover, venous blood specimens were collected following Standard Operating Procedures. All the collected specimens were tested for IgM and IgG anti-T. gondii antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Results The overall seroprevalence of T. gondii in the study area was 83.6%. One hundred and sixty three (81.1%) of the pregnant women were IgG seropositive, five (2.5%) were IgM seropositive. Three of the 5 pregnant women were positive for both IgG and IgM. Presence of domestic cat at home showed significant association with anti-T. gondii seropositivity (OR?=?5.82, 95% CI: 1.61- 20.99; p?

  7. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES CAMERA USE POLICY

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    , and to prolong battery life, researchers using the Special Collections camera are limited to taking no more than understand that failure to observe these rules may result in the withdrawal of photography privileges

  8. Setting Up a Special Collection on Water Pollution in a University Library

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    Friedlander, Janet

    1974-01-01

    The establishment of a special collection within the university library, the complexities of identifying and collecting reports in the environmental area, locating agencies concerned with water pollution, and recording the location of other local collections of data are described. (Author)

  9. University of Utah, College of Education Master of Education in Special Education with

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    Capecchi, Mario R.

    1 University of Utah, College of Education Master of Education in Special Education with Elementary Licensure through the Urban Institute for Teacher Education 2014-2015 Program information is subject to change without notice--Updated 08/2014 The Masters of Education in Special Education with Elementary

  10. Modern Special Collections Cataloguing: A University of London Case Study

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    Attar, K. E.

    2013-01-01

    Recent years have seen a growing emphasis on modern special collections (in themselves no new phenomenon), with a dichotomy between guidance for detailed cataloguing in "Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books)" (DCRM(B), 2007) and the value of clearing cataloguing backlogs expeditiously. This article describes the De la Mare Family…

  11. Bibliography Documents in Washington and Lee University Special Collections

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    Marsh, David

    of Slavery, Freedom, and Union at Washington College, 1831-1861," The Hendricks Lecture in Law and History, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Sept. 29, 2011. Burris, Emma. "An Inheritance of Slavery & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities. New York: Bloomsbury Press

  12. University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Programs and Special Events Committee Meeting

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    University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Programs and Special Events Committee Meeting Prupus Conference Room, Morrill Hall Alumni Center University of Nevada, Reno Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:00 p of Nevada, Reno Foundation office and then distributed to the members of the Foundation after the mailing

  13. The University of Washington Special Committee on Faculty Women (SCFW)

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    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    : · Medical and Family Leave Policies Remick told the Committee that the University has a progressive and flexible leave policy (http://www.washington.edu/admin/acadpers/sickleave_familyleave.html). Full-time paid

  14. Capturing Qualitative Data: Northwestern University Special Libraries' Acknowledgments Database

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    Stigberg, Sara; Guittar, Michelle; Morse, Geoffrey

    2015-01-01

    Assessment and supporting data have become of increasing interest in librarianship. In this paper, we describe the development and implementation of the Northwestern University Library Acknowledgments Database tool, which gathers and documents qualitative data, as well as its component reporting function. This collaborative project and resulting…

  15. Wichita State University Libraries Department of Special Collections

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    change to the university's mascot, the Wu Shock. Wichita Eagle cartoonist Richard Crowson drew three new for the NCAA Midwest Regional Baseball Championship hosted at WSU, May 23, 1996 Ticket Stubs for Charles Koch/WSU logo WSU jigsaw puzzle Mini basketball commemorating Charles Koch Arena Dedication, December 20, 2003

  16. University of Washington Special Committee on Intellectual Property and Commercialization

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    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    to be implemented. Over 1,200 requests (half from the School of Medicine) were submitted last year and only 1 is interested in drafting a resolution regarding open access for anything published on campus. #12;2 A question and discussions with IPMAC. Holt discussed the 2005 State Ethics Act (42.52.220 RCW) which permits the university

  17. Illinois Institute of Technology University Archives & Special Collections

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    Heller, Barbara

    .D. in engineering in 1937. Armour Institute also offered the fairly unique Fire Protection Engineering degree in its 1 Engineering Education Collection Guide Collection Guide: Engineering Education at IIT Overview As a technical university, IIT has been interested in not just teaching engineers, but also thinking critically

  18. University of Utah, College of Education Master of Education in Special Education with

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    Golden, Kenneth M.

    1 University of Utah, College of Education Master of Education in Special Education with Elementary their initial Utah State Level I Teaching License in Elementary Education, grades K-6. Teaching licenses are granted by the Utah State Office of Education. ESL Endorsement Students will obtain an ESL endorsement

  19. Admission and Graduation Requirements for Special Education Doctoral Programs at 20 Top American Universities

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    Walker, Gabriela

    2009-01-01

    A quantitative analysis of the admissions and graduation requirements guidelines of the special education doctoral programs at 20 top American universities was conducted. Admission requirements typically include an application fee, previous coursework GPA, previous field experience, GRE scores, TOEFL scores, professional writing sample(s), and…

  20. Training Process Cycles for Special Education Teachers and University Supervisors: A Turkish Context

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    Vuran, Sezgin; Ergenekon, Yasemin

    2014-01-01

    In special education teacher training programs, the teaching practicum's role is both wide and extensive. Since, during this process, providing qualitative and satisfactory consulting services to supervisors is crucial, it is very important that university supervisors be experienced and have obtained proficiency in the field of consultation.…

  1. "Approaches to the Teaching of Special Relativity Theory in High School and University Textbooks of Argentina"

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    Arriassecq, Irene; Greca, Ileana Maria

    2007-01-01

    In this work, we presented an analysis of the representation of the special relativity theory (SRT) in the most used texts in high school, Polimodal level and university level in the teaching in the Argentine Republic, from a historic, epistemological and didactic perspective. The results show that none of the analyzed texts would allow a…

  2. Special Collections Page 1 of 9 University of Colorado at Boulder

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    Collections Page 2 of 9 © University of Colorado at Boulder Angelou, Maya, All God's Children Need Traveling.N464 Z463 1986. Angelou, Maya. On The Pulse Of Morning. New York: Random House,1993. Special Collections: PS3551.N464 O53 1993x, Norlin Stacks: PS3551.N464 O53 1993. Angelou, Maya. Our Grandmothers. New

  3. SPECIAL EVENT PLANNING FORM THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAHREGISTRAR'S OFFICE SCHEDULING DIVISION

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    Tipple, Brett

    to the Special Event Application. Name: Organization: If "Other" please explain: Please Note: Any group claiming or vendors who are working in conjunction with a university group as determined by the office of Risk & Insurance Management. Food (please include type of food, preparation, distribution/storage details, and any

  4. Special Collections Department, University Libraries Page 1 University of Colorado at Boulder, Fall 2005

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    , Increase. Testimony against Prophane Customs. A reprint of the 1687 ed. BV4625 M35 1953. Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Footsteps of the Master. 1877, 1st ed. scarce green variant binding. BT301 S65. #12;Special

  5. Special relativity as the limit of an Aristotelian universal friction theory under Reye's assumption

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    E. Minguzzi

    2014-11-28

    This work explores a classical mechanical theory under two further assumptions: (a) there is a universal dry friction force (Aristotelian mechanics), and (b) the variation of the mass of a body due to wear is proportional to the work done by the friction force on the body (Reye's hypothesis). It is shown that mass depends on velocity as in Special Relativity, and that the velocity is constant for a particular characteristic value. In the limit of vanishing friction the theory satisfies a relativity principle as bodies do not decelerate and, therefore, the absolute frame becomes unobservable. However, the limit theory is not Newtonian mechanics, with its Galilei group symmetry, but rather Special Relativity. This result suggests to regard Special Relativity as the limit of a theory presenting universal friction and exchange of mass-energy with a reservoir (vacuum). Thus, quite surprisingly, Special Relativity follows from the absolute space (ether) concept and could have been discovered following studies of Aristotelian mechanics and friction. We end the work confronting the full theory with observations. It predicts the Hubble law through tired light, and hence it is incompatible with supernova light curves unless both mechanisms of tired light (locally) and universe expansion (non-locally) are at work. It also nicely accounts for some challenging numerical coincidences involving phenomena under low acceleration.

  6. Are cosmetics used in developing countries safe? Use and dermal irritation of body care products in jimma town, southwestern ethiopia.

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    Amasa, Wayessa; Santiago, Dante; Mekonen, Seblework; Ambelu, Argaw

    2012-01-01

    Background. Rabbit skin model was used to test skin irritation of the most commonly used cosmetic products in Jimma town, southwestern Ethiopia. The most commonly used cosmetics were Dove, Glysolid, College, Top Society, Fair and Lovely, Nivea, Lux, Magic fruit world, Solea, Body talk, Kris, Holly, Victoria, and Sweet Heart. Methods. Intact and abraded rabbit skins were tested for erythema and edema under shade and under sun exposure. Draize Primary Irritation Index (PII) was used to calculate skin irritation of each cosmetic. Cosmetic ingredients were analyzed from the labels. Results and Discussion. Only Dove cream caused no skin irritation except for an abraded skin under sun exposure for five consecutive days. It has been identified that application of cosmetics on abraded skin under sunny condition worsens the irritation. Cosmetic labels revealed that most ingredients used in all products were those restricted chemicals due to their adverse health effects. Conclusion. This study has concluded that use of cosmetics under sunshine and also on abraded skin increases skin irritation. Hence, those users who have abraded skin are advised not to apply those cosmetics on continuous basis specifically under sun exposure. PMID:23209460

  7. Are Cosmetics Used in Developing Countries Safe? Use and Dermal Irritation of Body Care Products in Jimma Town, Southwestern Ethiopia

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    Amasa, Wayessa; Santiago, Dante; Mekonen, Seblework; Ambelu, Argaw

    2012-01-01

    Background. Rabbit skin model was used to test skin irritation of the most commonly used cosmetic products in Jimma town, southwestern Ethiopia. The most commonly used cosmetics were Dove, Glysolid, College, Top Society, Fair and Lovely, Nivea, Lux, Magic fruit world, Solea, Body talk, Kris, Holly, Victoria, and Sweet Heart. Methods. Intact and abraded rabbit skins were tested for erythema and edema under shade and under sun exposure. Draize Primary Irritation Index (PII) was used to calculate skin irritation of each cosmetic. Cosmetic ingredients were analyzed from the labels. Results and Discussion. Only Dove cream caused no skin irritation except for an abraded skin under sun exposure for five consecutive days. It has been identified that application of cosmetics on abraded skin under sunny condition worsens the irritation. Cosmetic labels revealed that most ingredients used in all products were those restricted chemicals due to their adverse health effects. Conclusion. This study has concluded that use of cosmetics under sunshine and also on abraded skin increases skin irritation. Hence, those users who have abraded skin are advised not to apply those cosmetics on continuous basis specifically under sun exposure. PMID:23209460

  8. Trace element distribution in selected edible tissues of zebu (Bos indicus) cattle slaughtered at Jimma, SW Ethiopia.

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    Dermauw, Veronique; Lopéz Alonso, Marta; Duchateau, Luc; Du Laing, Gijs; Tolosa, Tadele; Dierenfeld, Ellen; Clauss, Marcus; Janssens, Geert Paul Jules

    2014-01-01

    The amount of trace elements present in edible bovine tissues is of importance for both animal health and human nutrition. This study presents data on trace element concentrations in semitendinosus and cardiac muscles, livers and kidneys of 60 zebu (Bos indicus) bulls, sampled at Jimma, Ethiopia. From 28 of these bulls, blood samples were also obtained. Deficient levels of copper were found in plasma, livers, kidneys and semitendinosus muscles. Suboptimal selenium concentrations were found in plasma and semitendinosus muscles. Semitendinosus muscles contained high iron concentrations. Trace elements were mainly stored in the liver, except for iron and selenium. Cardiac muscles generally contained higher concentrations of trace elements than semitendinous muscles except for zinc. A strong association was found between liver and kidney concentrations of copper, iron, cobalt and molybdenum. Liver storage was well correlated with storage in semitendinosus muscle for selenium and with cardiac muscle for cobalt and selenium. Plasma concentrations of copper, selenium, cobalt were well related with their respective liver concentrations and for cobalt and selenium, also with cardiac muscle concentrations. The data suggest multiple trace element deficiencies in zebu cattle in South-West Ethiopia, with lowered tissue concentrations as a consequence. Based on the comparison of our data with other literature, trace element concentrations in selected edible tissues of Bos indicus seem quite similar to those in Bos taurus. However, tissue threshold values for deficiency in Bos taurus cattle need to be refined and their applicability for Bos indicus cattle needs to be evaluated. PMID:24465529

  9. Trace Element Distribution in Selected Edible Tissues of Zebu (Bos indicus) Cattle Slaughtered at Jimma, SW Ethiopia

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    Dermauw, Veronique; Lopéz Alonso, Marta; Duchateau, Luc; Du Laing, Gijs; Tolosa, Tadele; Dierenfeld, Ellen; Clauss, Marcus; Janssens, Geert Paul Jules

    2014-01-01

    The amount of trace elements present in edible bovine tissues is of importance for both animal health and human nutrition. This study presents data on trace element concentrations in semitendinosus and cardiac muscles, livers and kidneys of 60 zebu (Bos indicus) bulls, sampled at Jimma, Ethiopia. From 28 of these bulls, blood samples were also obtained. Deficient levels of copper were found in plasma, livers, kidneys and semitendinosus muscles. Suboptimal selenium concentrations were found in plasma and semitendinosus muscles. Semitendinosus muscles contained high iron concentrations. Trace elements were mainly stored in the liver, except for iron and selenium. Cardiac muscles generally contained higher concentrations of trace elements than semitendinous muscles except for zinc. A strong association was found between liver and kidney concentrations of copper, iron, cobalt and molybdenum. Liver storage was well correlated with storage in semitendinosus muscle for selenium and with cardiac muscle for cobalt and selenium. Plasma concentrations of copper, selenium, cobalt were well related with their respective liver concentrations and for cobalt and selenium, also with cardiac muscle concentrations. The data suggest multiple trace element deficiencies in zebu cattle in South-West Ethiopia, with lowered tissue concentrations as a consequence. Based on the comparison of our data with other literature, trace element concentrations in selected edible tissues of Bos indicus seem quite similar to those in Bos taurus. However, tissue threshold values for deficiency in Bos taurus cattle need to be refined and their applicability for Bos indicus cattle needs to be evaluated. PMID:24465529

  10. Predictors of Willingness to Participate in Health Insurance Services Among the Community of Jimma Town, Southwest Ethiopia

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    Molla, Ashagre; Fentahun, Netsanet

    2014-01-01

    Health insurance schemes are increasingly recognized as tools to finance health care provision in low-income countries. The main objective of this study was to find out the awareness of and demand for health insurance and to identify those reasons that influence the demand in Jimma town, southwest Ethiopia. We conducted a community-based cross-sectional quantitative study on 741 households from December 1 to December 31, 2012. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16. Presence of chronic illness in the family was the predictor of the willingness to take part in health insurance. Most of the participants have awareness about insurance, but they did little and/or gave unrelated explanation about health insurance. Only half of the participants (51.5%) wanted to have health insurance. Major reasons for not being willing to participate in health insurance were religious values and beliefs, ability to pay for their health-care cost, and feeling of being unable to pay the premium because of low income. PMID:25374460

  11. Predictors of willingness to participate in health insurance services among the community of jimma town, southwest ethiopia.

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    Molla, Ashagre; Fentahun, Netsanet

    2014-01-01

    Health insurance schemes are increasingly recognized as tools to finance health care provision in low-income countries. The main objective of this study was to find out the awareness of and demand for health insurance and to identify those reasons that influence the demand in Jimma town, southwest Ethiopia. We conducted a community-based cross-sectional quantitative study on 741 households from December 1 to December 31, 2012. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16. Presence of chronic illness in the family was the predictor of the willingness to take part in health insurance. Most of the participants have awareness about insurance, but they did little and/or gave unrelated explanation about health insurance. Only half of the participants (51.5%) wanted to have health insurance. Major reasons for not being willing to participate in health insurance were religious values and beliefs, ability to pay for their health-care cost, and feeling of being unable to pay the premium because of low income. PMID:25374460

  12. Isolation of Intestinal Parasites of Public Health Importance from Cockroaches (Blattella germanica) in Jimma Town, Southwestern Ethiopia

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    Hamu, Haji; Debalke, Serkadis; Zemene, Endalew; Mekonnen, Zeleke; Yewhalaw, Delenasaw

    2014-01-01

    Cockroaches are claimed to be mechanical transmitters of disease causing microorganisms such as intestinal parasites, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This study assessed the potential of the German cockroach Blattella germanica in the mechanical transmission of intestinal parasites of public health importance. A total of 2010 cockroaches were collected from 404 households in Jimma Town, southwestern Ethiopia. All the collected cockroaches were identified to species as B. germanica. The contents of their gut and external body parts were examined for the presence of intestinal parasites. Overall, 152 (75.6%) of the 210 batches were found to harbor at least one species of human intestinal parasite. Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Taenia spp, Strongyloides-like parasite, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar/moshkovski, Giardia duodenalis and Balantidium coli were detected from gut contents. Moreover, parasites were also isolated from the external surface in 22 (10.95%) of the batches. There was significant difference in parasite carriage rate of the cockroaches among the study sites (P = 0.013). In conclusion, B. germanica was found to harbor intestinal parasites of public health importance. Hence, awareness on the potential role of cockroaches in the mechanical transmission of human intestinal parasites needs to be created. Moreover, further identification of the Strongyloides-like worm is required using molecular diagnostics. PMID:24649356

  13. Life at the University of Colorado at Boulder takes on a special quality in the summer. The pace is more relaxed; classes are smaller and allow for

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    #12;Special Boulder, Summer Life at the University of Colorado at Boulder takes on a special centerfold Resources at the University 47-53 Core Curriculum 54-60 Schedule ofSummer Courses 61-85 Index 86

  14. Strengthening the Weaknesses: The Leadership Dexterity of Special Students. A Case of Special Students at University of Tampere in Finland

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    Rajbhandari, Mani Man Singh

    2013-01-01

    Leadership is a complex phenomenon and is also the least understood although discussed widely. However, in education leadership is everywhere. Moreover, taking into consideration of special students leadership, my research explores the dexterity of special students in terms of traits approach of leadership. Cases were developed from special

  15. Special Education Practicum at The University of Jordan: Preliminary Indicators of Students' Satisfaction and Concerns

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    AL Jabery, Mohammad A.; AL Khamra, Hatem A.

    2013-01-01

    teachers are needed. The Special Education program at the University of Jordan places student teachers for their practicum in different educational settings. The purpose of this study was to report preliminary information about students' satisfaction and concerns…

  16. East European Genealogical Society Collection (Special Collections Room, University of Winnipeg Library, Centennial Hall, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba)

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    Martin, Jeff

    East European Genealogical Society Collection (Special Collections Room, University : Genealogical Society of Victoria, Victoria -- Genealogy -- Periodicals.;Australia -- Genealogy -- Periodicals S. Wright III ... [et al.]. Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub., c2004. German Americans -- Genealogy

  17. Education: Educational Leadership and Special Education (ELSE) Page 113Sonoma State University 2015-2016 Catalog EDUCATION: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

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    Ravikumar, B.

    Education: Educational Leadership and Special Education (ELSE) Page 113Sonoma State University 2015-2016 Catalog EDUCATION: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (ELSE) DEPARTMENT OFFICE Stevenson Hall 1078 (707) 664-3115 fax: (707) 664-2483 www.sonoma.edu/education/else/index.html ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST

  18. Information Systems Education in Kenya: Students' Specialization Choice Trends (A Case Study of Kenya Polytechnic University College)

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    Ndede-Amadi, Atieno A.

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the time and level of Information Systems (IS) awareness among Kenyan university students and the choice of IS as a field of specialization. The study posited that the choice of a field of specialization is dependent upon a student's awareness of its existence, its utilization in the real world, its…

  19. Developing an emergency department based Special Operations Team: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's experience.

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    Zavotsky, Kathleen Evanovich; Valendo, Michael; Torres, Peter

    2004-01-01

    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital initiated an emergency department based Special Operations Team as a way to help prepare staff for the care of hazardous material incidents (HAZMAT) victims and the unexpected consequences of a mass casualty incident. The team evolved over a period of 5 years and is now able to provide significant educational offerings, policy and procedure review and participation in extensive planning efforts in the hospital and community. This article will review the process and present future goals of the team. PMID:15133453

  20. New Master Program of Astrophysics and Specialization Courses for Matriculates of the Yerevan State University

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    Avetissian, Ara K.

    2007-08-01

    The new Master program of Astrophysics had been established for the graduated students of the Department of Astrophysics, Yerevan State University (YSU). The titles of courses and their contents were renewed and reedited based on European Universities' recent achievements. Especially, the new visions of principles, programs, as well as data-bases of Virtual Observatories are now discussing for implementation at the Department of Astrophysics, YSU. In addition to this innovative program, together with the Byurakan Observatory administration and YSU Department of Astrophysics, as well as with invited from BAO professors-teachers we now preparing the popularized fashionable courses for the pre-specialization of so called “matriculates” of YSU (graduated pupils of schools, who will choose specialty in any brunch of natural sciences). The same program with several changes and adaptation will be prepared to represent the public groups or individuals as an educational material for life-long education.

  1. Getting to MARS: Working with an Automated Retrieval System in the Special Collections Department at the University of Nevada, Reno

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    Sundstrand, Jacquelyn K.

    2011-01-01

    The University of Nevada, Reno's Special Collections and University Archives Department moved into a new facility and had to utilize an automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) for storage of manuscript and archival collections. Using ASRS bins presented theoretical challenges in planning for the move. This article highlights how well the…

  2. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Animal Bite Victims Attending an Anti-rabies Health Center in Jimma Town, Ethiopia

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    Kabeta, Tadele; Deresa, Benti; Tigre, Worku; Ward, Michael P.; Mor, Siobhan M.

    2015-01-01

    Background Rabies is an important but preventable cause of death in Ethiopia. We assessed the knowledge, attitudes and practices of animal bite victims attending an anti-rabies health center in Jimma Town, Ethiopia. Methodology/Principal Findings Between July 2012 and March 2013 a cross-sectional questionnaire was administered to 384 bite victims or their guardians in the case of minors (aged <15 years). Factors associated with knowledge, attitudes and practices were evaluated using generalized linear models. Almost all participants (99%) were aware that rabies was transmitted by the bite or lick of a rabid dog, however only 20.1% identified “germs” as the cause of disease. A majority of participants stated rabies could be prevented by avoiding dog bites (64.6%) and confining dogs (53.9%); fewer (41.7%) recognized vaccination of dogs/cats as an important preventive strategy. Regarding attitudes, most (91.1%) agreed that medical evaluation should be sought as soon as possible. However, most (75.0%) also believed that traditional healers could cure rabies. Rural residence (adjusted odds ratio [OR] = 2.1, p = 0.015) and Protestant religion (OR = 2.4, p = 0.041) were independently associated with this belief. Among 186 participants who owned dogs, only 9 (4.8%) had ever vaccinated their dog and more than 90% of respondents indicated that their dog was free-roaming or cohabitated with the family. Only 7.0% of participants applied correct first aid following exposure, and the majority (47.7%) reported that the animal was killed by the community following the incident. Female sex and Muslim religion were independently associated with higher and lower practices scores, respectively, due largely to differences in animal management practices following the incident. Conclusions/Significance Although respondents demonstrated reasonably sound knowledge of rabies and its transmission, attitudes and practices were inconsistent with rabies prevention. Culturally- and gender-sensitive activities that promote proper first aid and healthcare seeking behavior as well as appropriate animal management, particularly in rural areas, are needed to prevent deaths associated with rabies in this setting. PMID:26114573

  3. Internationalizing Medical Education: The Special Track Curriculum 'Global Health' at Justus Liebig University Giessen

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    Knipper, Michael; Baumann, Adrian; Hofstetter, Christine; Korte, Rolf; Krawinkel, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Internationalizing higher education is considered to be a major goal for universities in Germany and many medical students aspire to include international experiences into their academic training. However, the exact meaning of “internationalizing” medical education is still poorly defined, just as is the possible pedagogic impact and effects. Against this background, this article presents the special track curriculum on global health (in German: Schwerpunktcurriculum Global Health, short: SPC) at Justus Liebig University Giessen, which was established in 2011 as a comprehensive teaching program to integrate international perspectives and activities systematically into the clinical years of the medical curriculum. The report of the structure, content, didactic principles and participants’ evaluations of the SPC is embedded into a larger discussion of the pedagogic value of a broad and interdisciplinary perspective on “global health” in medical education, that explicitly includes attention for health inequities, social determinants of health and the cultural dimensions of medicine and health abroad and “at home” (e.g. in relation to migration). We conclude that if properly defined, the emerging field of “global health” represents a didactically meaningful approach for adding value to medical education through internationalizing the curriculum, especially in regard to themes that despite of their uncontested value are often rather weak within medical education. The concrete curricular structures, however, have always to be developed locally. The “SPC” at Giessen University Medical School is only one possible way of addressing these globally relevant issues in one particular local academic setting. PMID:26604994

  4. Predicting intention to use voluntary HIV counseling and testing services among health professionals in Jimma, Ethiopia, using the theory of planned behavior

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    Abamecha, Fira; Godesso, Ameyu; Girma, Eshetu

    2013-01-01

    Background To endorse involvement in voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT), it is essential to recognize factors that influence people in deciding whether to access VCT services and their underlying route factors. Theory of planned behavior (TPB) constitutes a proficient framework for predicting behaviors and intentions. Objective The aim of the study reported here was to assess the predicting ability of TPB in determining the intended use of VCT services among health professionals in Jimma, southwest Ethiopia. Methods This was an institution-based cross-sectional quantitative study of a sample of 336 health professionals in 12 selected districts of Jimma, southwest Ethiopia between February 5 to March 28, 2012. Data were collected using structured questionnaire self-administered by the study participants. A hierarchal multivariable linear regression model was used to predict the role of TPB constructs that can influence the intention to use VCT services. Results The constructs of TPB explained the variability in intention to use VCT by 27% (R2 adjusted = 0.27). The standardized regression coefficients showed that the strongest predictor of intention to use VCT was subjective norms (? = 0.32, P < 0.0005) followed by attitude (? = 0.21, P < 0.002). Perceived behavioral control was not a significant predictor of intention to use VCT among the study group (P = 0.12). Conclusion The study revealed the possibility of describing the intention to use VCT among health professionals using TPB, with perceived social pressure being the leading predictor. In light of this, health intervention programs should be designed to develop health professionals’ ability to resist norms that oppose the use of VCT and to change community-held norms against VCT use, provided they help individuals develop a positive attitude toward the services. PMID:24143111

  5. Universal screening as the great equalizer: Eliminating disproportionality in special education referrals

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    Raines, Tara C.

    The overrepresentation of minority students identified for special education services continues to plague schools and serves as a challenge for researchers and practitioners (Ferri & Conner, 2005). Teacher nomination, office discipline referrals (ODR), and functional behavior assessments (FBA) continue to guide referral processes (Bradshaw, Mitchell, O'Brennen, & Leaf, 2010; Eklund, et al., 2009; Mustian, 2010). These methods have been found to be riddled with inconsistencies. Practices used to identify students for behavioral and emotional interventions over-identify students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The use of a behavioral and emotional screener to make data-based decisions regarding placement and services could provide an objective assessment of student risk. The first chapter of this dissertation reviews methods used in the identification of students for behavioral and emotional support services. Additionally, the use of universal screening in conjunction with student self-report are proposed as tools for alleviating the overrepresentation of minority students in special education programs for behavioral and emotional disorders. The second chapter of this dissertation explores the measurement equivalence of Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition (BASC-2) Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Student form (BESS Student) across the Black, Hispanic, and White participants in the norming sample. The BESS Student as a universal screening tool is poised to alleviate the disproportionate number of children of color identified by schools as having behavior and emotional disorders. This instrument also provides an avenue to identify students with internalizing disorders who are often overlooked in present referral practices (Bradshaw, Buckley, & Ialongo, 2008; Kataoka, Zhang, & Wells, 2002). The findings of the measurement equivalence study suggests that the BESS Student is, as designed, identifying behavioral and emotional risk across each of the three groups explored. These findings support the use of a universal screening measure as the first step in a multi-step identification and intervention process. Following up with additional assessment to evaluate the specific areas of risk warranting intervention is pivotal to providing appropriate support services and promoting the behavioral and emotional health of students. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

  6. Summer 2012 -Texas A&M University Central Texas CJ485-410 Special Topics: White Collar Crime

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    Diestel, Geoff

    Summer 2012 - Texas A&M University Central Texas CJ485-410 Special Topics: White Collar Crime of the problem known as "white collar crime." The course examines various nonviolent crimes which are every bit as devastating to our quality of life as street crimes. The perpetrators are not poor, socially disadvantaged

  7. The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683 Photographic resources in Special Collections

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    Neri, Peter

    ://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/documents/guides/hcol/qghcol010.pdf] The Wolfson Reading Room Special Collections Centre The Sir Duncan Rice Library University groups of materials. These materials include glass plates, lantern slides, stereoscopic cards and prints of the company's commercial products. These products include lantern slides, stereoscopic cards and prints. See

  8. Microbiological Quality of Indoor Air in University Libraries

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    Hayleeyesus, Samuel Fekadu; Manaye, Abayneh Melaku

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the concentration of bacteria and fungi in the indoor environment of Jimma University libraries, so as to estimate the health hazard and to create standards for indoor air quality control. Methods The microbial quality of indoor air of eight libraries of Jimma University was determined. The settle plate method using open Petri-dishes containing different culture media was employed to collect sample twice daily. Isolates were identified according to standard methods. Results The concentrations of bacteria and fungi aerosols in the indoor environment of the university libraries ranged between 367-2595 CFU/m3. According to the sanitary standards classification of European Commission, almost all the libraries indoor air of Jimma University was heavily contaminated with bacteria and fungi. In spite of their major source difference, the average fungi density found in the indoor air of libraries did appear to follow the same trend with bacterial density (P=0.001). The bacteria isolates included Micrococcus sp., Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Bacillus sp. and Neisseria sp. while Cladosporium sp., Alternaria sp., Penicillium sp. and Aspergillus sp. were the most isolated fungi. Conclusions The indoor air of all libraries were in the range above highly contaminated according to European Commission classification and the most isolates are considered as potential candidates involved in the establishment of sick building syndromes and often associated with clinical manifestations like allergy, rhinitis, asthma and conjunctivitis. Thus, attention must be given to control those environmental factors which favor the growth and multiplication of microbes in indoor environment of libraries to safeguard the health of users and workers. PMID:25183103

  9. Pathogen group specific risk factors for clinical mastitis, intramammary infection and blind quarters at the herd, cow and quarter level in smallholder dairy farms in Jimma, Ethiopia.

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    Tolosa, T; Verbeke, J; Ayana, Z; Piepers, S; Supré, K; De Vliegher, S

    2015-07-01

    A cross-sectional study on clinical mastitis, intramammary infection (IMI) and blind quarters was conducted on 50 smallholder dairy farms in Jimma, Ethiopia. A questionnaire was performed, and quarters of 211 cows were sampled and bacteriologically cultured. Risk factors at the herd, cow, and quarter level for clinical mastitis and (pathogen-specific) intramammary infection were studied using multilevel modeling. As well, factors associated with quarters being blind were studied. Eleven percent of the cows and 4% of the quarters had clinical mastitis whereas 85% of the cows and 51% of the quarters were infected. Eighteen percent of the cows had one or more blind quarter(s), whereas 6% of the quarters was blind. Non-aureus staphylococci were the most frequently isolated pathogens in both clinical mastitis cases and IMI. The odds of clinical mastitis was lower in herds where heifers were purchased in the last year [odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval: 0.11 (0.01-0.90)], old cows (>4 years) [OR: 0.45 (0.18-1.14)], and quarters not showing teat injury [OR: 0.23 (0.07-0.77)]. The odds of IMI caused by any pathogen was higher in herds not practicing teat drying before milking (opposed to drying teats with 1 towel per cow) [OR: 1.68 (1.05-2.69)], cows in later lactation (>180 DIM opposed to ?90 DIM) [OR: 1.81 (1.14-2.88)], cows with a high (>3) body condition score (BCS) [OR: 1.57 (1.06-2.31)], right quarters (opposed to a left quarter position) [OR: 1.47 (1.10-1.98)], and quarters showing teat injury [OR: 2.30 (0.97-5.43)]. Quarters of cows in herds practicing bucket-fed calf feeding (opposed to suckling) had higher odds of IMI caused by Staphylococcus aureus [OR: 6.05 (1.31-27.90)]. Except for BCS, IMI caused by non-aureus staphylococci was associated with the same risk factors as IMI caused by any pathogen. No access to feed and water immediately after milking [OR: 2.41 (1.26-4.60)], higher parity [OR: 3.60 (1.20-10.82)] and tick infestation [OR: 2.42 (1.02-5.71)] were risk factors for quarters being blind. In conclusion, replacement of old cows, prevention of teat injuries/lesions, drying teats with 1 towel per cow before milking, improving fertility in order to shorten the lactation period, allowing (restricted) suckling, access to feed and water immediately after milking, and improving tick control could improve udder health in Jimma. PMID:26008577

  10. 20 CFR 656.18 - Optional special recruitment and documentation procedures for college and university teachers.

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    ...procedures for college and university teachers. 656.18 Section 656.18 Employees...procedures for college and university teachers. (a) Filing requirements. Applications...of employment of college and university teachers must be filed by submitting a...

  11. 20 CFR 656.18 - Optional special recruitment and documentation procedures for college and university teachers.

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    ...procedures for college and university teachers. 656.18 Section 656.18 Employees...procedures for college and university teachers. (a) Filing requirements. Applications...of employment of college and university teachers must be filed by submitting a...

  12. 20 CFR 656.18 - Optional special recruitment and documentation procedures for college and university teachers.

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    ...procedures for college and university teachers. 656.18 Section 656.18 Employees...procedures for college and university teachers. (a) Filing requirements. Applications...of employment of college and university teachers must be filed by submitting a...

  13. 20 CFR 656.18 - Optional special recruitment and documentation procedures for college and university teachers.

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    ...procedures for college and university teachers. 656.18 Section 656.18 Employees...procedures for college and university teachers. (a) Filing requirements. Applications...of employment of college and university teachers must be filed by submitting a...

  14. 20 CFR 656.18 - Optional special recruitment and documentation procedures for college and university teachers.

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    ...procedures for college and university teachers. 656.18 Section 656.18 Employees...procedures for college and university teachers. (a) Filing requirements. Applications...of employment of college and university teachers must be filed by submitting a...

  15. Metadata, Technology, and Processing a Backlog in a University Special Collections

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    Patty, William Jordan

    2008-01-01

    Writing about cataloging and reducing a backlog in the archives of a special collections department is one thing, but actually establishing a plan and executing it is another. This article describes cataloging and reducing a backlog in the archives of a special collections department as a project that involves multiple people, techniques, and…

  16. 20 CFR 656.18 - Optional special recruitment and documentation procedures for college and university teachers.

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    2014-04-01

    ... documentation procedures for college and university teachers. 656.18 Section 656.18 Employees' Benefits... and documentation procedures for college and university teachers. (a) Filing requirements. Applications for certification of employment of college and university teachers must be filed by submitting...

  17. 20 CFR 656.18 - Optional special recruitment and documentation procedures for college and university teachers.

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    2012-04-01

    ... documentation procedures for college and university teachers. 656.18 Section 656.18 Employees' Benefits... and documentation procedures for college and university teachers. (a) Filing requirements. Applications for certification of employment of college and university teachers must be filed by submitting...

  18. 20 CFR 656.18 - Optional special recruitment and documentation procedures for college and university teachers.

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    2013-04-01

    ... documentation procedures for college and university teachers. 656.18 Section 656.18 Employees' Benefits... and documentation procedures for college and university teachers. (a) Filing requirements. Applications for certification of employment of college and university teachers must be filed by submitting...

  19. 20 CFR 656.18 - Optional special recruitment and documentation procedures for college and university teachers.

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    2011-04-01

    ... documentation procedures for college and university teachers. 656.18 Section 656.18 Employees' Benefits... and documentation procedures for college and university teachers. (a) Filing requirements. Applications for certification of employment of college and university teachers must be filed by submitting...

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    ... documentation procedures for college and university teachers. 656.18 Section 656.18 Employees' Benefits... and documentation procedures for college and university teachers. (a) Filing requirements. Applications for certification of employment of college and university teachers must be filed by submitting...

  1. "That Special Something: Dennett on the Making of Minds and Selves" in A. Brook and D. Ross (eds) DANIEL DENNETT (Cambridge University Press, 2002)

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    ) DANIEL DENNETT (Cambridge University Press, 2002) That Special Something: Dennett on the making of Minds"That Special Something: Dennett on the Making of Minds and Selves" in A. Brook and D. Ross (edsQH andycl@cogs.susx.ac.uk 0. Introduction Dennett depicts human minds as both deeply different from

  2. The spheronic toy universe: how special relativity may be visualized to emerge from a wave-nature of matter

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    Manfred Schmid; Pavel Kroupa

    2014-08-05

    We construct an idealized universe for didactic purposes. This universe is assumed to consist of absolute Euclidean space and to be filled with a classical medium which allows for sound waves. A known solution to the wave equation describing the dynamics of the medium is a standing spherical wave. Although this is a problem of classical mechanics, we demonstrate that the Lorentz transformation is required to generate a moving solution from the stationary one. Both solutions are here collectively referred to as "spherons". These spherons exhibit properties which have analogues in the physical description of matter with rest mass, among them de Broglie like phase waves and at the same time "relativistic" effects such as contraction and a speed limit. This leads to a theory of special relativity by assuming the point of view of an observer made of such spheronic "matter". The argument made here may thus be useful as a visualisation or didactic approach to the real universe, in which matter has wave-like properties and obeys the laws of special relativity.

  3. The Spheronic Toy Universe: How Special Relativity may be Visualised to Emerge from a Wave-Nature of Matter

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    Schmid, Manfred; Kroupa, Pavel

    2014-08-01

    We construct an idealised universe for didactic purposes. This universe is assumed to consist of absolute Euclidean space and to be filled with a classical medium which allows for sound waves. A known solution to the wave equation describing the dynamics of the medium is a standing spherical wave. Although this is a problem of classical mechanics, we demonstrate that the Lorentz transformation is required to generate a moving solution from the stationary one. Both solutions are here collectively referred to as "spherons". These spherons exhibit properties which have analogues in the physical description of matter with rest mass, among them de Broglie like phase waves and at the same time "relativistic" effects such as contraction and a speed limit. This leads to a theory of special relativity by assuming the point of view of an observer made of such spheronic "matter". The argument made here may thus be useful as a visualisation or didactic approach to the real universe, in which matter has wave-like properties and obeys the laws of special relativity.

  4. A Computerized Special Collections Inventory System at the Wayne State University Libraries.

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    Navarre, Carolyn E.; Stovall, Anthony M.

    This paper describes a locally-developed multi-purpose system that stores data about any number of special collections within the libraries and prints that data in a number of formats on demand or as scheduled reports. The system operates on an IBM 360/67 dual processer with data entry via a teleprocessing system. The key to the file is the call…

  5. The Ohio State University Summary of Transcript Services Services* Explanation Transcript Fee Handling Fee Special

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    Handling Fee Special Processing Fee FedEx Fee Transcript Regular Processing Mailed transcripts. $7 Per Transcript $2.25 Per Transcript $10 Per Transcript Not Applicable FedEx Express via FedEx, and delivered in one to two business days. This service is only available if the recipient

  6. An Enduring Presence: Special Collections of the Barr Smith Library at the University of Adelaide

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    Hoskin, Cheryl

    2009-01-01

    This paper is a practical and personal perspective on the challenges faced by special collections in an increasingly digital environment, and the strategies employed to promote their unique resources to the academic and wider communities, including the value of promoting heritage through reconstructing collections and the place of expertise in the…

  7. [Change in number of residents who plan to specialize in cerebrovascular disease and neurointervention in the Department of Neurology of Kyushu University Hospital].

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    Matsumoto, Shoji

    2014-01-01

    As an example of the Neurology Department of the University, I will report on the human resources education and changes in the number of young neurologists who want to specialize in cerebrovascular disease and neurointervention therapy in the Department of Neurology of Kyushu University. In our department, 12% (14/116) of residents planned to specialize in cerebrovascular diseases and 9% (11/116) of residents wanted to learn neurointerventional therapy. These rates are not high. However, in the past year, four out of seven residents want to specialize in cerebrovascular diseases and all want to learn neurointerventional therapy. It is possible that advances in neurointerventional therapy have influenced young neurologists. It is necessary to develop a system that encourages young neurologists to undertake these specializations in universities all over Japan. PMID:25672746

  8. Pesticide residue evaluation in major staple food items of Ethiopia using the QuEChERS method: a case study from the Jimma Zone.

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    Mekonen, Seblework; Ambelu, Argaw; Spanoghe, Pieter

    2014-06-01

    Samples of maize, teff, red pepper, and coffee (green bean and coffee bean with pulp) were collected from a local market in the Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. Samples were analyzed for the occurrence of cypermethrin, permethrin, deltamethrin, chlorpyrifos ethyl, DTT and its metabolites, and endosulfan (?, ?). In the analytical procedure, the QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe) extraction methodology with dispersive solid phase extraction clean up (d-SPE) technique was applied. Validation of the QuEChERS method was satisfactory. Recovery percentages of most pesticides were in the range of 70% to 120%, with good repeatability (%relative standard deviation?

  9. Quantitative assessment of bio-aerosols contamination in indoor air of University dormitory rooms

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    Hayleeyesus, Samuel Fekadu; Ejeso, Amanuel; Derseh, Fikirte Aklilu

    2015-01-01

    Objectives The purpose of this study is to provide insight into how students are exposed to indoor bio-aerosols in the dormitory rooms and to figure out the major possible factors that govern the contamination levels. Methodology The Bio-aerosols concentration level of indoor air of thirty dormitory rooms of Jimma University was determined by taking 120 samples. Passive air sampling technique; the settle plate method using open Petri-dishes containing different culture media was employed to collect sample twice daily. Results The range of bio-aerosols contamination detected in the dormitory rooms was 511–9960 CFU/m3 for bacterial and 531–6568 CFU/m3 for fungi. Based on the criteria stated by WHO expert group, from the total 120 samples 95 of the samples were above the recommended level. The statistical analysis showed that, occupancy were significantly affected the concentrations of bacteria that were measured in all dormitory rooms at 6:00 am sampling time (p-value=0.000) and also the concentrations of bacteria that were measured in all dormitory rooms were significantly different to each other (p-value=0.013) as of their significance difference in occupancy (p-value=0.000). Moreover, there were a significant different on the contamination level of bacteria at 6:00 am and 7:00 pm sampling time (p=0.015), whereas there is no significant difference for fungi contamination level for two sampling times (p= 0.674). Conclusion There is excessive bio-aerosols contaminant in indoor air of dormitory rooms of Jimma University and human occupancy produces a marked concentration increase of bacterial contamination levels and most fungi species present into the rooms air of Jimma University dormitory were not human-borne. PMID:26609289

  10. Sudanese Universities as Sites of Social Transformation. United States Institute of Peace. Special Report 203

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    Bishai, Linda S.

    2008-01-01

    This report examines the role played by Sudanese universities in the country's social and political transformation, past and present. Students and faculty there have historically served as vital voices for political change and community and international engagement, but recent educational policies have severely limited their voices. This report…

  11. To: Michael Roth, President Andy Tanaka, Special Assistant to the President for University Relations

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    Royer, Dana

    offered more finance or business opportunities, including in banking, management consulting and start involved in alumni-student issues in the future. The Process In February, the University Outreach Committee Relations (UR) and the Career Center (CC) offer great resources, there is significant room for improvement

  12. A New NPGS Special Collection: Norman L. Taylor University of Kentucky Clover Collection

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    Dr. Norman L. Taylor was a world renowned Professor and clover breeder in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky for 48 years. Following retirement in 2001, he continued working on clovers up until his death in 2010. Dr. Taylor’s entire career was devoted to enhancin...

  13. Student Retention and Progression: A Special Challenge for Private Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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    Nettles, Michael T.; Wagener, Ursula; Millett, Catherine M.; Killenbeck, Ann M.

    1999-01-01

    Ten historically black colleges and universities in a Pew Charitable Trusts program share their campus-wide efforts to increase student retention and progression through a program emphasizing ongoing evaluation. Each institution developed evaluation plans, comprehensive databases for monitoring progress, instruments for assessing factors that…

  14. Montana's Indian Education. A University of Montana School of Journalism Special Report.

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    Montana Univ., Missoula. School of Journalism.

    Originally presented in newspaper format, this report consists of 13 articles on American Indian education in Montana, written by journalism students at the University of Montana. The articles include: (1) "The Relentless Killing of a Culture" (David Zelio) which discusses the cultural genocide committed at boarding schools with the aim of…

  15. Assistive Technology in Special Education and the Universal Design for Learning

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    Alnahdi, Ghaleb

    2014-01-01

    Using technology can help students with disabilities to enhance and improve their independence in academic and employment tasks, their participation in classroom discussions, along with helping them to accomplish some difficult academic tasks. This paper discusses the role and benefits of using assistive technology in the Universal Design for…

  16. A Pennsylvania State University/General Electric Get Away Special (GAS) experiment

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    Evanisko, George; Grosch, Theodore; Youssef, Milad; Yurack, Jim

    1992-01-01

    We describe four student-designed experiments by the Pennsylvania State University, which are planned for a GAS canister. The four experiments will measure: the effects of radiation on semiconductors; orbital debris impacts; the Space Shuttle's magnetic field; and the photoelectric yield of several different materials. These experiments are the result of the efforts of more than one hundred students.

  17. The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Libraries: With Special Reference to University Libraries

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    Nicholas, David; Rowlands, Ian; Jubb, Michael; Jamali, Hamid R.

    2010-01-01

    Evidence is presented of the extent to which libraries from around the world are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the world-wide economic downturn. Comparative analyses are provides on the grounds of country, sector and size of institution. The article concentrates on the situation of UK and US university libraries and is based on…

  18. Special Collections Department Page 1 of 7 University of Colorado at Boulder

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    of Hispanic imprints and documents from the fifteenth through the twentieth-century. The exhibit highlights Collections Department Page 2 of 7 University of Colorado at Boulder 15th Century Spanish legal documents pertaining to sale of lands in Toledo, 28 December 1437. Parchment. (Plume MS 352) Documentos jurídicos

  19. Dual universe and hyperboloidal relative velocity surface arising from extended special relativity

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    Hill, James M.; Cox, Barry J.

    2014-12-01

    In two recent and completely independent articles (Hill and Cox in Proc R Soc A 468:4174, 2012; Vieira in Rev Bras Ensino F's 34(3):1-15, 2012), the authors propose an extension of the Lorentz transformations of special relativity which are applicable to velocities in excess of the speed of light and do not involve the need to introduce imaginary quantities which are difficult to reconcile with everyday experience. These independent derivations, obtained from entirely distinct perspectives, mean that there is now some commonality of agreement in the basic equations underlying superluminal motion. One consequence of the new theories is that the standard special relativity formula for the addition of relative velocities also applies for velocities in excess of the speed of light. The new theories are based on the assumption that for any two inertial frames separated by an infinite relative velocity, the product of the two measured velocities for the same particle must necessarily be the square of the speed of light. Here, we amplify the major physical consequences embodied in the theory, including the surprising and novel idea of the co-existence of two "worlds", such that in a subluminal world, everything is travelling with speeds less than the speed of light, while in the superluminal world, everything is travelling with speeds greater than the speed of light. We also establish the remarkable result that the reciprocal surface for the relative velocity formula can be re-orientated as a fully axially symmetric hyperboloidal surface, the full physical implications of which are not altogether transparent.

  20. Assessment of Efficacy and Quality of Two Albendazole Brands Commonly Used against Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in School Children in Jimma Town, Ethiopia

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    Suleman, Sultan; Mohammed, Tesfaye; Deti, Habetewold; D'Hondt, Matthias; Wynendaele, Evelien; Mekonnen, Zeleke; Vercruysse, Jozef; Duchateau, Luc; De Spiegeleer, Bart; Levecke, Bruno

    2015-01-01

    Background There is a worldwide upscale in mass drug administration (MDA) programs to control the morbidity caused by soil-transmitted helminths (STHs): Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm. Although anthelminthic drugs which are used for MDA are supplied by two pharmaceutical companies through donation, there is a wide range of brands available on local markets for which the efficacy against STHs and quality remain poorly explored. In the present study, we evaluated the drug efficacy and quality of two albendazole brands (Bendex and Ovis) available on the local market in Ethiopia. Methodology/Principal Findings A randomized clinical trial was conducted according to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to assess drug efficacy, by means of egg reduction rate (ERR), of Bendex and Ovis against STH infections in school children in Jimma, Ethiopia. In addition, the chemical and physicochemical quality of the drugs was assessed according to the United States and European Pharmacopoeia, encompassing mass uniformity of the tablets, amount of active compound and dissolution profile. Both drugs were highly efficacious against A. lumbricoides (>97%), but showed poor efficacy against T. trichiura (~20%). For hookworms, Ovis was significantly (p < 0.05) more efficacious compared to Bendex (98.1% vs. 88.7%). Assessment of the physicochemical quality of the drugs revealed a significant difference in dissolution profile, with Bendex having a slower dissolution than Ovis. Conclusion/Significance The study revealed that differences in efficacy between the two brands of albendazole (ABZ) tablets against hookworm are linked to the differences in the in-vitro drug release profile. Differences in uptake and metabolism of this benzimidazole drug among different helminth species may explain that this efficacy difference was only observed in hookworms and not in the two other species. The results of the present study underscore the importance of assessing the chemical and physicochemical quality of drugs before conducting efficacy assessment in any clinical trials to ensure appropriate therapeutic efficacy and to exclude poor drug quality as a factor of reduced drug efficacy other than anthelminthic resistance. Overall, this paper demonstrates that “all medicines are not created equal”. PMID:26406600

  1. Analysis of organochlorine pesticide residues in human and cow's milk in the towns of Asendabo, Serbo and Jimma in South-Western Ethiopia.

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    Gebremichael, Sosina; Birhanu, Tarekegn; Tessema, Dejene A

    2013-02-01

    The level of some OCPs in human and cow milk collected from Asendabo, Serbo and Jimma in South-West Ethiopia were analyzed using GC-ECD. Results of the analysis indicated that all samples contained detectable quantities of p,p'-DDT and its metabolites, p,p-DDE and p,p-DDD, but none of the other OCPs analyzed. Mean levels of total DDT in the human and cow milk samples in the three areas were 12.68 and 0.389 ?g g(-1) respectively. The distributions of p,p-DDT, p,p-DDE and p,p-DDD in the human milk samples from the three locations followed the same trend in which the proportion of p,p-DDT was the highest in all the three cases, comprising 55-71% of total DDT, followed by p,p-DDE, 26-39%, and the least, p,p-DDD of 2-5%. The mean ratio of DDT/DDE concentration for the three areas was calculated to be 2.01. This value was much higher than the values reported from other countries in earlier studies and indicates the existence of a higher quantity of DDT from a fresh input in the three study areas. The mean estimated daily intake of DDT by infants from mother's milk in the three locations was found to be 62.17 ?g kg(-1) body weight, which is about three times higher than the acceptable daily intake set by WHO/FAO for total DDT, 20 ?g kg(-1) of body weight. This alarmingly high daily intake value is a cause for concern, since children are highly susceptible to effects from such environmental contaminants. The study has revealed that people in the study areas are facing exposure to DDT from recent use. The observed contamination of mother's milk and the possible transfer of the contaminant from mother to child is an obvious risk associated with breast-feeding in the study areas and possibly in other parts of the country too. PMID:23062941

  2. Requalification of SPERT (Special Power Excursion Reactor Test) pins for use in university reactors

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    Snelgrove, J.L.; Domagala, R.F.; Dates, L.R.

    1986-12-01

    A series of nondestructive and destructive examinations have been performed on a representative sample of stainless steel-clad UO/sub 2/ fuel pins procured in the early-to-mid 1960s for the SPERT program. These examinations were undertaken in order to requalify the SPERT pins for use in converting university research reactors from the use of highly enriched uranium to the use of low-enriched uranium. The requalification program included visual and dimensional inspections of fuel pins and fuel pellets, radiographic inspections of welds, fill gas analyses, and chemical and spectrographic analyses of fuel and cladding materials. In general all attributes tested were within or very close to specified values, although some weld defects not covered by the original specifications were found. 1 ref., 4 figs., 11 tabs.

  3. Agile Manufacturing Group Case Western Reserve University 10/4/95 Submitted to the IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing, Special Focused Issue

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    Causey, Gregory C.

    Agile Manufacturing Group Case Western Reserve University 10/4/95 Submitted to the IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing, Special Focused Issue 06/11/96 Page 1 An Agile Manufacturing Workcell Design Roger D. Quinn, Greg C. Causey Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Frank L. Merat, David

  4. Agile Manufacturing Group Case Western Reserve University 10/4/95 Published in the IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing, Special Focused Issue

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    Causey, Gregory C.

    Agile Manufacturing Group Case Western Reserve University 10/4/95 Published in the IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing, Special Focused Issue 06/11/96 Page 1 An Agile Manufacturing Workcell Design Roger D. Quinn, Greg C. Causey Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Frank L. Merat, David

  5. Special Education in the Residential Setting. Proceedings of the Special Study Institute (Columbia University, New York, New York, June 30-July 18, 1969).

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    Younie, William J., Ed.; Goldberg, I. Ignacy, Ed.

    Reported are the proceedings of a three-week conference for special education administrators working with educational programs for the institutionalized mentally handicapped. Conference papers included are: The Role of a Residential Facility in Modern Society, by Robert Dentler; The Present Nature of Residential Populations, by Harvey Dingman;…

  6. Theatre Circle INSIGHTS Special Edition -Fall 2014Theatre Circle INSIGHTS Special Edition -Fall 2014 Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, + Contemporary DanceIndiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, + Contemporary Dance

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    2014 Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, + Contemporary DanceIndiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, + Contemporary Dance STAGESSTAGES IU Theatre's Journey to the Prague Quadrennial

  7. Universal Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Risk: A Promising Method for Reducing Disproportionate Placement in Special Education

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    Raines, Tara C.; Dever, Bridget V.; Kamphaus, Randy W.; Roach, Andrew T.

    2012-01-01

    The overrepresentation of U.S. minority students identified for emotional and behavior disorders special education programs plagues schools and challenges researchers and practitioners. Arcane methods including teacher nomination continue to guide referral processes, despite compelling evidence of their influence on disproportionate special

  8. Special Collections Department/University Libraries University of Colorado at Boulder spc@colorado.edu, 303-492-6144 Page 1

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    Kyriakos with the assistance of Marcelyn H. D'Avis, 2008-2011 A travers la vie. Petite Bibliothèque Charisée. Trans. Paul Baret. Part 1. Amsterdam: chez Zacharie Chatelin, 1751. PQ1955 B45 A45. #12;©Special

  9. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ UNIVERSITY LIBRARY UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST (ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL LIBRARIAN, POTENTIAL CAREER) The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of University Archivist in Special Collections and Archives

  10. Theatre Circle INSIGHTS Special Edition -Fall 2013Theatre Circle INSIGHTS Special Edition -Fall 2013 Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, + Contemporary DanceIndiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, + Contemporary Dance

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    2013 Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, + Contemporary DanceIndiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, + Contemporary Dance Stages and Insights For the past several years the first issue of the Department of Theatre and Drama and the contemporary dance program. We have "class notes" for alumni from

  11. Descriptive study of the patients treated at the clinic “Integrated Dentistry for Patients with Special Needs” at Complutense University of Madrid (2003-2012)

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    Monteserín-Matesanz, Marta; García-Chías, Begoña; Gasco-García, Carmen; Cerero-Lapiedra, Rocío

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: To study clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the patients treated at the clinic “Integrated Dentistry for Patients with Special Needs (Special Care Dentistry)” at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), as well as to know the dental treatments performed in these patients and the modifications from the usual treatment protocol. The information obtained from the results could also be applied in order to assess the needs of dental students education about this type of patients. Study Design: Medical records review of all the patients referred to the clinic of “Integrated Dentistry for Patients with Special Needs”, performing a retrospective cross-sectional study analyzing their main pathology, ASA risk score (Classification system used by the American Society of Anesthesiologists to estimate the risk posed by the anesthesia for various patient conditions), pharmacological treatment, what kind of dental treatment was necessary, whether the patient was treated or not, and if it was required to change any procedure due to the patient health status (sedation or antibiotic prophylaxis). Results: The number of patients referred to the clinic was 447, of whom 426 were included in this study. Out of them, 52,35 % were men and 47,89 were women, with a mean age of 49,20 years. More frequent pathologies were cardiovascular or cerebrovascular diseases (24,29 %), infectious diseases (12,41%), endocrine diseases (11,66%) and intellectual disability (8,85%). 70’18% of the patients were treated, with sedation being necessary in 9,03% of the cases and antibiotic prophylaxis in 11,70%. Conclusions: Given the high number of patients with some kind of pathology and the amount of medicines that they use, it seems necessary for dentistry students to have a specific training regarding how to handle and treat these patients, so they will be able to provide them the best possible care. Key words:Patients with special needs, medically compromised patients, dental treatment, special care dentistry. PMID:25662539

  12. Professor Zhang Junsheng graduated from the Optical-Mechanical Specialism in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University. Upon

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    Po, Lai-Man

    Chairman: Professor Zhang Junsheng graduated from the Optical-Mechanical Specialism, where be began his political career. In 1985, Professor Zhang was assigned to work in the New China News ZHANG Junsheng Citations written and delivered by Professor CHENG Pei-kai #12;believes that Hong Kong

  13. Department of Biology -STANFORD UNIVERSITY 2014-2015 Undergraduate Program Specialized Field of Study in Marine Biology

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    of Study in Marine Biology Degree Requirements Candidates for the degree in Biology with a specialized field of study in Marine Biology must complete the following requirements. All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless otherwise noted. The Marine Biology field of study will be noted in the program

  14. A quantum mechanical relation connecting time, temperature, and cosmological constant of the universe: Gamow's relation revisited as a special case

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    Subodha Mishra

    2007-06-13

    Considering our expanding universe as made up of gravitationally interacting particles which describe particles of luminous matter and dark matter and dark energy which is described by a repulsive harmonic potential among the points in the flat 3-space, we derive a quantum mechanical relation connecting, temperature of the cosmic microwave background radiation, age, and cosmological constant of the universe. When the cosmological constant is zero, we get back the Gamow's relation with a much better coefficient. Otherwise, our theory predicts a value of the cosmological constant $2.0 10^{-56} {\\rm {cm^{-2}}}$ when the present values of cosmic microwave background temperature of 2.728 K and age of the universe 14 billion years are taken as input.

  15. The facilitating factors and barriers encountered in the adoption of a humanized birth care approach in a highly specialized university affiliated hospital

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    2011-01-01

    Background Considering the fact that a significant proportion of high-risk pregnancies are currently referred to tertiary level hospitals; and that a large proportion of low obstetric risk women still seek care in these hospitals, it is important to explore the factors that influence the childbirth experience in these hospitals, particularly, the concept of humanized birth care. The aim of this study was to explore the organizational and cultural factors, which act as barriers or facilitators in the provision of humanized obstetrical care in a highly specialized, university-affiliated hospital in Quebec province, in Canada. Methods A single case study design was chosen. The study sample included 17 professionals and administrators from different disciplines, and 157 women who gave birth in the hospital during the study. The data was collected through semi-structured interviews, field notes, participant observations, a self-administered questionnaire, documents, and archives. Both descriptive and qualitative deductive content analyses were performed and ethical considerations were respected. Results Both external and internal dimensions of a highly specialized hospital can facilitate or be a barrier to the humanization of birth care practices in such institutions, whether independently, or altogether. The greatest facilitating factors found were: caring and family- centered model of care, professionals' and administrators' ambient for the provision of humanized birth care besides the medical interventional care which is tailored to improve safety, assurance, and comfort for women and their children, facilities to provide a pain-free birth, companionship and visiting rules, dealing with the patients' spiritual and religious beliefs. The most cited barriers were: the shortage of health care professionals, the lack of sufficient communication among the professionals, the stakeholders' desire for specialization rather than humanization, over estimation of medical performance, finally the training environment of the hospital leading to the presence of too many health care professionals, and consequently, a lack of privacy and continuity of care. Conclusion The argument of medical intervention and technology at birth being an opposing factor to the humanization of birth was not seen to be an issue in the studied highly specialized university affiliated hospital. PMID:22114870

  16. Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom: Practical Applications. What Works for Special-Needs Learners Series

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    Hall, Tracey E., Ed.; Meyer, Anne, Ed.; Rose, David H., Ed.

    2012-01-01

    Clearly written and well organized, this book shows how to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) across all subject areas and grade levels. The editors and contributors describe practical ways to develop classroom goals, assessments, materials, and methods that use UDL to meet the needs of all learners. Specific teaching…

  17. Instruction in Specialized Braille Codes, Abacus, and Tactile Graphics at Universities in the United States and Canada

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    Rosenblum, L. Penny; Smith, Derrick

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: This study gathered data on methods and materials that are used to teach the Nemeth braille code, computer braille, foreign-language braille, and music braille in 26 university programs in the United States and Canada that prepare teachers of students with visual impairments. Information about instruction in the abacus and the…

  18. Special Issue on University Internationalisation--Towards Transformative Change in Higher Education. Internationalising Doctoral Research: Developing Theoretical Perspectives on Practice

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    Magyar, Anna; Robinson-Pant, Anna

    2011-01-01

    The current internationalisation agenda in UK higher education (HE) is still seen as most relevant to those university departments involved in international student recruitment and support. This approach has been influenced by the dominant "deficit" discourses from earlier decades, which emphasise the need for international students to "catch up…

  19. RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

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    Clayton, Dale H.

    RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS J. WILLARD MARRIOTT LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF UTAH CONDITIONS OF USE AGREEMENT 1. All requests to reproduce the holdings of the Rare Books Division, Special is countersigned by an authorized representative of the Rare Books Division, Special Collections Department

  20. Value-Added Surrogates for Distributed Content: Establishing a Virtual Control Zone; Lessons Learned: Digitization of Special Collections at the University of Iowa Libraries; Offering High Quality Reference Service on the Web: The Collaborative Digital Reference Service (CDRS).

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    Payette, Sandra; Lagoze, Carl; Hughes, Carol Ann; Kresh, Diane Nester

    2000-01-01

    Includes three articles: (1) describes a collaboration that investigated integrity within the distributed nature of digital libraries through value-added surrogates; (2) describes the digitization of special collections at the University of Iowa libraries; and (3) explains the Collaborative Digital Reference Service (CDRS) being developed by the…

  1. Special Talent Review Theatre/Dance

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    Zhang, Zhongfei "Mark"

    Special Talent Review Theatre/Dance Submitting a special talent for review at Binghamton University Requirements for all Theatre/Dance Special Talent Applicants: Letter detailing why you are interested in exploring theater/dance at the University level and summarizing your theater/dance experience and training

  2. [Diagnosis of psychocognitive complaints or disorders after de novo consultation in a university hospital specialized memory unit].

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    Thomas-Antérion, C; Richard-Mornas, A

    2013-02-01

    Psychiatric diagnoses are frequent in memory units, but most neurologists do not feel comfortable about making the diagnosis of psychopathologic cognitive complaint or disorder. The full diagnosis usually requires careful history taking and a neuropsychological examination followed by a clear joint explanation to the patient. There are no good validated clinical signs to distinguish organic memory complaints from psychological disorders, but a nonorganic pattern, as seen in somatic conversion disorder, can be suggestive of a "cognitivoform" disorder. Cognitive doubt is a frequent symptom of anxiety. Bradypsychia is a frequent symptom of depression. We report 50 patients attending their first neurological memory consultation in university hospital for whom a de novo diagnosis of psychopathologic disorder was established on the basis of the clinical setting, observation, examination and neuropsychological tests. These psychopathologic disorders accounted for 40.3% of first-consultation diagnoses. In 76% of cases, the neuropsychological examination was normal. Nine subjects had mild cognitive impairment, concerning executive functions in six and several domains in three. Simulation with atypical neuropsychological pattern was distinguished in three patients. The diagnoses were:psychosis (n=9), traumatic stress (n=5), depression (n=7), anxiety or obsession/compulsion (n=13), hypochondria and "cognitivoform" disorders (n=13). In this study, few patients consulted with a known psychiatric diagnosis. Psychiatric co-morbidity was common. In the memory unit, listening carefully to ascertain the psychic, somatic and social situation of each individual patient appears to be as important as evaluating cognition. The neurologist can rule out organic disorders or an exaggeration of somatic symptoms and determine the precise etiology in order to build a rationale for treatment. The neurologist can also avert an overconsumption of complementary explorations. In conclusion, this study shows first that psychopathologic disorders are commonly encountered in a neurological memory unit, emphasizing the need for training for the neurologist and collaboration with a psychiatrist, and secondly that the role of the memory unit cannot be limited to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. PMID:22989782

  3. Projectiles, pendula, and special relativity

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    Richard H. Price

    2005-01-08

    The kind of flat-earth gravity used in introductory physics appears in an accelerated reference system in special relativity. From this viewpoint, we work out the special relativistic description of a ballistic projectile and a simple pendulum, two examples of simple motion driven by earth-surface gravity. The analysis uses only the basic mathematical tools of special relativity typical of a first-year university course.

  4. RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

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    Clayton, Dale H.

    RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS J. WILLARD MARRIOTT LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PERMISSION item(s) owned by the Rare Books Division, J. Willard Marriott Library: 2. Description of intended use that item(s) used for publication, exhibition, or broadcast must be credited to Rare Books Division, Special

  5. Specialized Science

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    Fang, Ferric C.

    2014-01-01

    As the body of scientific knowledge in a discipline increases, there is pressure for specialization. Fields spawn subfields that then become entities in themselves that promote further specialization. The process by which scientists join specialized groups has remarkable similarities to the guild system of the middle ages. The advantages of specialization of science include efficiency, the establishment of normative standards, and the potential for greater rigor in experimental research. However, specialization also carries risks of monopoly, monotony, and isolation. The current tendency to judge scientific work by the impact factor of the journal in which it is published may have roots in overspecialization, as scientists are less able to critically evaluate work outside their field than before. Scientists in particular define themselves through group identity and adopt practices that conform to the expectations and dynamics of such groups. As part of our continuing analysis of issues confronting contemporary science, we analyze the emergence and consequences of specialization in science, with a particular emphasis on microbiology, a field highly vulnerable to balkanization along microbial phylogenetic boundaries, and suggest that specialization carries significant costs. We propose measures to mitigate the detrimental effects of scientific specialism. PMID:24421049

  6. Specialized science.

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    Casadevall, Arturo; Fang, Ferric C

    2014-04-01

    As the body of scientific knowledge in a discipline increases, there is pressure for specialization. Fields spawn subfields that then become entities in themselves that promote further specialization. The process by which scientists join specialized groups has remarkable similarities to the guild system of the middle ages. The advantages of specialization of science include efficiency, the establishment of normative standards, and the potential for greater rigor in experimental research. However, specialization also carries risks of monopoly, monotony, and isolation. The current tendency to judge scientific work by the impact factor of the journal in which it is published may have roots in overspecialization, as scientists are less able to critically evaluate work outside their field than before. Scientists in particular define themselves through group identity and adopt practices that conform to the expectations and dynamics of such groups. As part of our continuing analysis of issues confronting contemporary science, we analyze the emergence and consequences of specialization in science, with a particular emphasis on microbiology, a field highly vulnerable to balkanization along microbial phylogenetic boundaries, and suggest that specialization carries significant costs. We propose measures to mitigate the detrimental effects of scientific specialism. PMID:24421049

  7. The Student Success Student Profile for Fall 2006 reflects admission,enrollment, performance and special interest data pertaining to the academic and campus lives of the students at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, Edwards and KU Medical

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    Nursing 1 4 5 Pharmacy* 229 391 620 Social Welfare 191 336 527 University Special 205 4 209 Less/GRADUATE1 (Main Campus) Undergraduate # % Male 10,594 50.9 Female 10,228 49.1 Total 20,822 100.0 Graduate # % Male 2,305 44.3 Female 2,901 55.7 Total 5,206 100.0 First Professional* # % Male 387 51.9 Female 358 48

  8. Specialized Documents

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Munson, Ethan V.; da Pimentel, Maria Graça

    HTML is unquestionably the central document language of the Web, but it is by no means the only language of the Web. In fact, several other specialized types of documents are widely used and have considerable importance. In this chapter, we look at how specialized document types affect accessibility. We do not attempt to consider all possible specialized documents, but rather focus on important examples that illustrate the key issues including Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF), microformats, and Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). The Accessibility for RIA (ARIA) initiative is presented as an example of an effort to improve the accessibility of specialized documents, while the DAISY initiative is used as an example of how the same technologies can be harnessed to improve accessibility.

  9. Special Delivery.

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    Zimmer, Phil

    1986-01-01

    Specialized publications such as "Opera News,""Gourmet," and "Forbes" can bring an institution's story to targeted audiences. The experiences of Chautauqua Institution are described. Some of the benefits of marketing articles to these publications are discussed. (MLW)

  10. Recent Developments in Special Education: Proceedings of the Professional Seminar in Special Education Held at Macquarie University to Commemorate the International Year of the Child (North Ryde, Australia, September 14-December 7, 1979).

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    Ward, James, Ed.; Bochner, Sandra, Ed.

    Intended for teachers, resource staff, administrators, counselors, research workers, and individuals in training, the document presents 15 papers from a series of professional seminars on developments in the field of special education. Entries include the following titles and authors: "Direct Instruction Technology--Recent Developments and…

  11. Call for Applications: Predoctoral Training Affiliates The Specialized Training Program in the Demography and Economics of Aging at NORC at University of Chicago,

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    He, Chuan

    in the Demography and Economics of Aging at NORC at University of Chicago, funded by the National Institute of Aging on Aging at NORC at the University of Chicago, an active research environment in the study of demography with University of Chicago faculty. Eligibility Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates on-site at the University

  12. Tunneling Violates Special Relativity

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    Guenter Nimtz

    2010-03-20

    Experiments with evanescent modes and tunneling particles have shown that i) their signal velocity may be faster than light, ii) they are described by virtual particles, iii) they are nonlocal and act at a distance, iv) experimental tunneling data of phonons, photons, and electrons display a universal scattering time at the tunneling barrier front, and v) the properties of evanescent, i.e. tunneling modes is not compatible with the special theory of relativity.

  13. Policy Statement for Services for Students with Special Needs The law requires that universities be committed to and responsible for the integration of persons with

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    be committed to and responsible for the integration of persons with disabilities in all aspects of university. Accommodate the needs of students with disabilities. More specifically, 1. Admissions policy of the university will ensure that qualified persons with (learning) disabilities can gain admittance to Bishop's University

  14. Special Places

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    Kennedy, Mike

    2005-01-01

    Generations ago, it was common for young students to learn their reading and writing in the same classroom as older siblings studying more advanced lessons. For those people educated in one-room schoolhouses, having separate buildings for elementary school, middle school and high school would have been considered the ultimate in specialized

  15. The Investigation and Analysis of Chinese University Students' Current Situation of Entrepreneurship and the Countermeasures--The Reflection from a Special Investigation in Pearl Delta in China

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    Lifang, Li

    2012-01-01

    This research has chosen some students and undergraduates from 35 colleges and universities, which are national, local and professional colleges or universities with different entrepreneurship needs and different educational functions in the same area. The research reveals that the undergraduates or students are in strong desire of career…

  16. Theory of Special Relativity

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    Zakamska, Nadia L

    2015-01-01

    Special Relativity is taught to physics sophomores at Johns Hopkins University in a series of eight lectures. Lecture 1 covers the principle of relativity and the derivation of the Lorentz transform. Lecture 2 covers length contraction and time dilation. Lecture 3 covers Minkowski diagrams, simultaneous events and causally connected events, as well as velocity transforms. Lecture 4 covers energy and momentum of particles and introduces 4-vectors. Lecture 5 covers energy and momentum of photons and collision problems. Lecture 6 covers Doppler effect and aberration. Lecture 7 covers relativistic dynamics. Optional Lecture 8 covers field transforms. The main purpose of these notes is to introduce 4-vectors and the matrix notation and to demonstrate their use in solving standard problems in Special Relativity. The pre-requisites for the class are calculus-based Classical Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, and Linear Algebra is highly recommended.

  17. Teaching Special Relativity to Lay Students

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    Egdall, Ira Mark

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, I describe a lay course in special relativity (SR) given at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI's) at Florida International University and the University of Miami. Courses are also offered in general relativity quantum theory cosmology the nature of time, and the fine-tuned universe. Each course is presented in six…

  18. Training Special Educators: Sustaining Professional Development in Special School Placements

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    Peter, Melanie

    2013-01-01

    With the rapidly changing demographic due to survival rates from medical advances, the need to strengthen training on SEND is now recognised, and special school placements valued, having been previously marginalised within initial teacher training. Practices developed since 2008 at one university to support progression of trainees to gain advanced…

  19. What's so special about cholesterol?

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    Mouritsen, Ole G; Zuckermann, Martin J

    2004-11-01

    Cholesterol (or other higher sterols such as ergosterol and phytosterols) is universally present in large amounts (20-40 mol%) in eukaryotic plasma membranes, whereas it is universally absent in the membranes of prokaryotes. Cholesterol has a unique ability to increase lipid order in fluid membranes while maintaining fluidity and diffusion rates. Cholesterol imparts low permeability barriers to lipid membranes and provides for large mechanical coherence. A short topical review is given of these special properties of cholesterol in relation to the structure of membranes, with results drawn from a variety of theoretical and experimental studies. Particular focus is put on cholesterol's ability to promote a special membrane phase, the liquid-ordered phase, which is unique for cholesterol (and other higher sterols like ergosterol) and absent in membranes containing the cholesterol precursor lanosterol. Cholesterol's role in the formation of special membrane domains and so-called rafts is discussed. PMID:15726825

  20. RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

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    Clayton, Dale H.

    RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS J. WILLARD MARRIOTT LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF UTAH REFERENCE AND USE GUIDELINES General overview of division and collections The Rare Books Division offers. The Rare Books Division holds materials totaling approximately 80,000 items including books, pamphlets

  1. RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

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    Clayton, Dale H.

    RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS J. WILLARD MARRIOTT LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF UTAH REPRODUCTION by item basis by the Rare Books curator. A minimum of 24 hours may be required to provide reproduction. Photocopies are $.50 per sheet. For digital reproduction, please contact the Rare Books curator. Orders

  2. Industrial Marketing Management Special Issue

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    MacDonald, Mark

    Industrial Marketing Management Special Issue Power in Business, Customer and Market Relationships. Stefanos Mouzas Stefanos Mouzas is a Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Lancaster University Management Revised April 2014, September 2014 Accepted April 1, 2015 Exercising power in asymmetric relationships

  3. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION (2 POSITIONS) TENURE TRACK

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    of western North Carolina, a region noted for its scenic beauty. We are near the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Education and Special Education program at Appalachian State University seeks qualified candidates to fill UNIVERSITY: The Special Education Program at Appalachian State University is one of the largest in North

  4. Specialized project in biophotonics

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    Garcia Martin, Agueda L.; Sastriques-Silva, Pedro O.; Martinez-Fundora, Julia N.; Augier Calderin, Angel G.; Lopez-Cepero, Xonia

    2000-06-01

    As science advances, it is more evident the necessity of a health interdisciplinary approach in Medicine. In the case of medical applications of light, the knowledge of the use of dispositives, equipment, diagnostic and treatment means, as well as the bases for the use of this update technologies is required. At the present moment, the outstanding work of specialized professionals of different profiles requires personnel with high professional formation in keeping with the latest trends in science and technology. The authors present here an Specialized Project in Biophotonics, with the aim of increasing the professional preparation of university graduates with an ample profile--physicists and engineers--who work in Biomedical Optics, thus contributing to the specialized formation of medic and paramedic personnel. The course is structured into six-subject-modules and into two phases. As to the basic professional formation, each one attending this course, will select between two variants of the Basic Formation Postgraduate Course: Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Bioenergetics, Clinic Bioenergetics; or Physics in Medicine, Optics and Applied Information Theory, depending on the student's professional profile. In the second phase, the General Formation Postgraduate Course: Biomedical Optics, Optical Bioenergetics and Laser in Medicine.

  5. Office of Inspector General report on special audit of pension plans for Department of Energy contract employees of the University of California

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    1996-08-01

    On May 15, 1996, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced its decision to extend and renegotiate its contracts with the University of California for the management and operation of the Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Current contracts for the operation of these laboratories expire in 1997. The renegotiation process provides an opportunity for the Department to: (1) recover at least $620 million in excess assets from the pension plans it has funded for University of California employees who work at DOE`s laboratories; and (2) improve the Department`s ability to exercise prudent management of its interest in those pension funds. According to Department records, as of July 1, 1995, the University of California Retirement Plan had between $620 million and $2.0 billion in excess assets that were attributable to the Department of Energy (emphasis supplied). The wide variation in excess assets is a function of the assumptions used in making these calculations. These are described in Appendix 1 to this report. It was concluded as a result of the audit that, as part of the contract renegotiation process, the Department should obtain the cooperation and assistance of the University of California in recovering excess pension plan assets in a manner that does not affect the defined retirement benefits of the contract employees. This could include jointly sponsoring legislation to modify any existing legal restrictions.

  6. Development and Sustainability of School-University Partnerships in Special Education Teacher Preparation: A Critical Review of the Literature. NCIPP Document Number RS-3

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    Rosenberg, Michael S.; Brownell, Mary; McCray, Erica D.; deBettencourt, Laurie U.; Leko, Melinda; Long, Suzanne

    2009-01-01

    Local school systems, Local Education Agencies [LEAs], and universities, Institutions of Higher Education [IHEs], work together in a variety of ways in the initial preparation and ongoing professional development of teachers, although it is difficult to ascertain the number of LEA/IHE partnerships. These relationships typically allow for a…

  7. Discover the Nightlife at Cambridge Museums Seven of the University of Cambridge Museums will open after hours for special evening events as

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    up fun on offer at seven of the University's museums. As part of Museums at Night, Culture 24's in collaboration with writer Anna Selby, composer Max Perryment, and choreographer Katie Green. Pop up talks of arts, culture and heritage when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites

  8. A Special Report: The Estimated Impact of the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program on Student Financial Aid at Alabama Colleges and Universities, 1972-73.

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    Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.

    This report anticipates the potential effect upon the financial aid needs of students currently enrolled in Alabama colleges and universities of the Basic Educational Opportunity Program (BOG). The impact of the BOG program on student financial needs at seven types of institutions under current (1972-73) conditions of costs, enrollments, student…

  9. The Special Education IMC/RMC Network

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    Aserlind, LeRoy

    1970-01-01

    The director of the Special Education Instructional Materials Center at the University of Wisconsin explains the general goals of the centers and gives a brief description of the activities of each center. (AA)

  10. The Migrant/Special Education Training Program.

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    Salend, Spencer J.; Reynolds, Catharine J.

    1991-01-01

    This article describes the Migrant Special Education Training Program at the State University of New York (New Paltz). This specially designed master's level teacher training program employs a field-oriented, competency-based approach which includes experience at a migrant education center, cooperative learning, and tutoring experiences. (DB)

  11. Indigenous Specializations: Dreams, Developments, Delivery and Vision

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    Richardson, Cathy; Thomas, Robina; Green, Jacquie; Ormiston, Todd

    2012-01-01

    This article documents the establishment of the Indigenous Specializations program in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria. In the absence of funding for Indigenous programs, First Nations professors Robina Thomas and Jacquie Green developed the Indigenous Specializations program "off the side of their desk". This article…

  12. West Asian Special Libraries and Information Centers.

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    Harvey, John F.

    Special libraries are defined in this paper as those libraries serving such institutions as government offices, private corporations, associations, and university departments. Information centers are similar to special libraries but provide personalized, high quality reference service, usually in science and technology, and often using mechanical…

  13. International Conference on Teaching-Learning Process in Universities. A Fresh Look into the Teaching-Learning Process and Use of Educational Technology in Universities with Special Reference to ASEAN Countries.

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    University of Science, Penang (Malaysia).

    The proceedings of the conference include background information, transcripts of opening and closing sessions, papers presented, a conference program, summary of discussions, findings and recommendations, and lists of committees and participants. The papers are divided into four sections: (1) goals and objectives of university education in…

  14. University Child Care Proposal.

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    Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.

    Options for expanding child care services to Eastern Michigan University students, staff, and faculty are presented by the special assistant to the university vice president for university marketing and student affairs. The university's policy statement concerning child care services is considered, along with the relationship of these services to…

  15. A Co-operative Approach to Training Special Educators.

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    Karagianis, L. D.; Nesbit, W. C.

    1979-01-01

    This article describes Memorial University's overseas campus program in Harlow, Essex, where special education teacher trainees spend 13 weeks gaining insight into British methods of special education through lecture-seminar courses, practicums in local schools, and field trips. Three field trips to special schools are discussed in detail. (SJL)

  16. College Students' Science Societies and Special-Interest Circles

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    Ivanov, A.

    2005-01-01

    From the point of view of their age, student science societies and special-interest circles are among the most venerable forms of corporate association among students in colleges and universities. In this article, the author traces the formation of different societies and special-interest circles by college students in different universities in…

  17. Programs in Environmental Studies Part Three: Special Programs.

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    Environmental Review, 1984

    1984-01-01

    Presents descriptions of special programs in environmental studies. They include: historical geography (University of Illinois); internship program (Miami University); public service projects (Miami University); philosophy of ecology program (University of Montana); and a research program at the Center for Conservation Biology (Stanford…

  18. 75 FR 57859 - Specially Adapted Housing and Special Home Adaptation

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    2010-09-23

    ...Specially Adapted Housing and Special Home Adaptation AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs...specially adapted housing and special home adaptation grants. This final rule incorporates...housing (SAH) grants and special home adaptation (SHA) grants. The public...

  19. Mississippi Special Olympics: Special Events Manual.

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    Heinze, Toni; Cooper, Walter E.

    Provided in the manual are organizational guidelines and suggested activities for a Special Evants segment of the Mississippi Special Olympics Program to encourage participation by low motor functioning, multihandicapped, mentally retarded persons. Information is provided concerning objectives, organizational set-up, guidelines, communication…

  20. Subject Specialization in the Scientific Special Library.

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    Gibbs, Beth Liebman

    1993-01-01

    Describes a set of interviews conducted with special librarians serving scientific organizations in the North Carolina Research Triangle area to determine the influence of advanced subject degrees on library service. It is concluded that, although subject specialization is useful, it is not necessary to provide good service. (five references) (LRW)

  1. Algorithmically specialized parallel computers

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    Snyder, L.; Jamieson, L.H.; Gannon, D.B.; Siegel, H.J.

    1985-01-01

    This book is based on a workshop which dealt with array processors. Topics considered include algorithmic specialization using VLSI, innovative architectures, signal processing, speech recognition, image processing, specialized architectures for numerical computations, and general-purpose computers.

  2. Mentorship of Special Educators

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    Madigan, Jennifer Booker; Schroth-Cavataio, Georganne

    2012-01-01

    The national shortage and exceptionally high attrition rate of special education teachers are impediments to serving students with special needs. Given that only 64 percent of special education teachers have access to a mentor compared with 86 percent of general education teachers, this book meets an essential need for attracting, retaining, and…

  3. Mentoring Special Populations

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    Whitfield, Keith E.; Edwards, Christopher L.

    2011-01-01

    Mentorship is critical for career development. Members of special populations are at increased risk of information shortfalls and advice that is not framed with cultural sensitivity. Special knowledge and skills are needed to successfully mentor members of ethnic minority and other special populations. Midlevel and senior scientists need…

  4. SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS Museum of Texas Tecli University

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    Baker, Robert J.

    - troduction on many islands ofthe mongoose {Herpestes javanicus) as a supposed means of controlling intro in die Lesser Antilles, and is one of the few islands where mongoose have not been inti-oduced. Beard

  5. Special Area Study Courses LUND UNIVERSITY

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    .................................................................................. SASH58 Gastronomy ­ a Global and Interdisciplinary Perspective........................................ SASH59 Gastronomy ­ Sustainable Eating

  6. Special Divisional Majors 1 Special Divisional Majors

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    Post, David M.

    prevail. Some majors combine two disciplines (e.g., music and English, religious studies and anthropology Major," without specifying the student's field of concentration. Before applying for a Special

  7. Rates and Outcomes of Follicular Lymphoma Transformation in the Immunochemotherapy Era: A Report From the University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic Specialized Program of Research Excellence Molecular Epidemiology Resource

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    Link, Brian K.; Maurer, Matthew J.; Nowakowski, Grzegorz S.; Ansell, Stephen M.; Macon, William R.; Syrbu, Sergei I.; Slager, Susan L.; Thompson, Carrie A.; Inwards, David J.; Johnston, Patrick B.; Colgan, Joseph P.; Witzig, Thomas E.; Habermann, Thomas M.; Cerhan, James R.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose This study sought to characterize transformation incidence and outcome for patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) in a prospective observational series begun after diffusion of rituximab use. Patients and Methods Patients with newly diagnosed FL were prospectively enrolled onto the University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic Specialized Program of Research Excellence Molecular Epidemiology Resource from 2002 to 2009. Patients were actively followed for re-treatment, clinical or pathologic transformation, and death. Risk of transformation was analyzed via time to transformation by using death as a competing risk. Results In all, there were 631 patients with newly diagnosed grade 1 to 3a FL who had a median age at enrollment of 60 years. At a median follow-up of 60 months (range, 11 to 110 months), 79 patients had died, and 60 patients developed transformed lymphoma, of which 51 were biopsy proven. The overall transformation rate at 5 years was 10.7%, with an estimated rate of 2% per year. Increased lactate dehydrogenase was associated with increased risk of transformation. Transformation rate at 5 years was highest in patients who were initially observed and lowest in patients who initially received rituximab monotherapy (14.4% v 3.2%; P = .021). Median overall survival following transformation was 50 months and was superior in patients with transformation greater than 18 months after FL diagnosis compared with patients with earlier transformation (5-year overall survival, 66% v 22%; P < .001). Conclusion Follicular transformation rates in the immunochemotherapy era are similar to risk of death without transformation and may be lower than reported in older series. Post-transformation prognosis is substantially better than described in older series. Initial management strategies may influence the risk of transformation. PMID:23897955

  8. Montana State University 1 Ph.D. in Mathematics -

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana State University 1 Ph.D. in Mathematics - Education Specialization Education Specialization The Ph.D. in Mathematics with a specialization in mathematics education combines study in mathematics, mathematics education, and quantitative and qualitative research methods in education

  9. Motivation Random Performance Tableaux Special Performance Tableaux Conclusion Generating Random Performance Tableaux

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    Bisdorff, Raymond

    Motivation Random Performance Tableaux Special Performance Tableaux Conclusion Generating Random Performance Tableaux Raymond Bisdorff University of Luxembourg, FSTC/CSC Mons, April, 2009 Motivation Random Performance Tableaux Special Performance Tableaux Conclusion Motivation Provide random instances

  10. Special Education, Distance Education and Minority Cultures.

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    Paulet, Robert O.

    1988-01-01

    Examines recent changes in teacher special education certification requirements in Manitoba (Canada), the short- and long-term impact of these changes, and Brandon University's (Manitoba) attempt to support northern residents through a distance education program. Discusses the needs of northern residents and proposals to accommodate them. (GEA)

  11. SPECIAL ARTICLE Anesthesia advanced circulatory life support

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    Peak, Derek

    SPECIAL ARTICLE Anesthesia advanced circulatory life support Re´animation circulatoire avance´e en Anesthesia Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA G. A. Maccioli, MD American Anesthesiology of North Carolina/MEDNAX, Raleigh, NC, USA M. F. O'Connor, MD (&) Department of Anesthesia and Critical

  12. Alcohol Registration Policy Special Event Registration Committee

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    Rasdeaconu, Rares

    Alcohol Registration Policy Special Event Registration Committee Sponsoring Organization:___________________ Phone: __________ How will alcohol be made available? BYO: Serving: (only at academic/staff events) Non-alcoholic: _________________________________ Which method are you using to comply with the University Alcohol Policy & TN state drinking age law

  13. Teachers' Specialized Content Knowledge: Preparing Future

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    Belding, Juliana

    Teachers' Specialized Content Knowledge: Preparing Future Elementary School Teachers to Teach Mathematics Elementary Pre-Service Teachers Mathematics Project Suzanne Chapin schapin@bu.edu Boston University #12;Why Focus on Teachers' Knowledge? 2 · Pre-service and in-service elementary teachers do

  14. Special Issue: Enterprise Networks M. Atiquzzaman*

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    Atiquzzaman, Mohammed

    Editorial Special Issue: Enterprise Networks M. Atiquzzaman* Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469-0226, USA Enterprise Networking is the interconnection an enterprise-wide information utility. An enterprise could be organization, such as a business, government

  15. Call for Papers Special Issue of Computational Management Science

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Call for Papers Special Issue of Computational Management Science Financial Networks Guest Editor, social, and management problems. Financial networks, in particular, have evolved to become a theoretical: Anna Nagurney Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst Areas of Interest

  16. Nanotechnology at Maryland Nanotechnologies technologies using the special

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    Nanotechnology at Maryland Nanotechnologies ­ technologies using the special properties the possibilities of nanotechnology. The center, led by founding Director Gary Rubloff, is an interdisciplinary-of-the-art facilities, guides nanotechnology ducation initiatives, and promotes technology transfer from the university

  17. Teaching Special Relativity to Lay Students

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    Egdall, Ira Mark

    2014-10-01

    In this paper, I describe a lay course in special relativity (SR) given at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI's) at Florida International University and the University of Miami. Courses are also offered in general relativity1 quantum theory cosmology the nature of time, and the fine-tuned universe. Each course is presented in six hour-and-a-half weekly sessions. Students are mostly retired or semi-retired adults like me. Most are college educated, but with little or no formal physics education.

  18. Do Specialized MBA Programs Cultivate Alumni Relationships and Donations?

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    Johnson, Jennifer Wiggins; Thomas, Veronica; Peck, Joann

    2010-01-01

    A recent trend among universities shifts from traditional MBA programs to specialized MBA offerings. Specialized programs are believed to cultivate stronger relationships with students, which lead to stronger alumni relationships and increased donations. This research tests this empirically by examining relationship perceptions and donation…

  19. Brain Specialization for Music New Evidence from Congenital Amusia

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    153 Brain Specialization for Music New Evidence from Congenital Amusia ISABELLE PERETZ Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3J7, Canada ABSTRACT: Brain specialization for music refers to the possibility that the hu- man brain is equipped with neural networks

  20. The "Special" Way: Mary Paxton and Her Journalism Degree.

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    Flocke, Elizabeth Lynne

    The only woman in the first graduating class of the world's first school of journalism at the University of Missouri, Mary Paxton Keeley was offered a position as a special reporter for the "Kansas City Post" in 1910. As was typical for female journalists at the time, most of Paxton's assignments during her 15 months with the "Post" were special

  1. The Use of Service-Learning among Special Education Faculty

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    Neeper, Lance S.; Dymond, Stacy K.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe the use of service-learning (SL) by special education faculty at 4-year colleges and universities across the United States, and to determine faculty attitudes and beliefs about the application of SL in special education. Participants included faculty with experience in SL teaching and/or research in…

  2. Pre-Service Programs for Vocational and Special Education Teachers.

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    Miller, Sidney R.; Stadt, Ronald W.

    1983-01-01

    The departments of special education and vocational education at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale have established a cross-disciplinary program of baccalaureate specializations to develop minimum competencies for serving employment-related needs of learning disabled, mentally retarded, behavior disordered, and adjudicated youth. (SK)

  3. Career Opportunities: Teaching Children with Special Needs. (Revised).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. for Exceptional Children.

    The illustrated brochure covers special education career opportunities in North Carolina. Described briefly are exceptional children, and listed are employment opportunities and North Carolina colleges and universities which offer professional training in special education. The following handicaps are individually discussed: physically impaired,…

  4. Renewable Energy Certificate Program Undergraduate Special Student Application

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    Renewable Energy Certificate Program Undergraduate Special Student Application To apply for the Renewable Energy Certificate Program at Clemson University you must fill out an "Application for Special in the Renewable Energy Certificate Program, but do not wish to pursue a degree and are not currently enrolled

  5. REPRODUCTIVE ASSURANCE AND THE EVOLUTION OF POLLINATION SPECIALIZATION

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    Fenster, Charles B.

    REPRODUCTIVE ASSURANCE AND THE EVOLUTION OF POLLINATION SPECIALIZATION Charles B. Fenster1, *, y, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, U.S.A. Flowers with highly specialized pollination systems sometimes have the ability to self-pollinate, contradicting our notion that pollination

  6. Child-Computer Interaction: ICMI 2012 Special Session Anton Nijholt

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    Theune, Mariët

    Child-Computer Interaction: ICMI 2012 Special Session Anton Nijholt University of Twente PO Box 217 to the special session on child computer interaction at the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction. This is not different for child computer interaction applications. However, technological advances have also led

  7. Exemplary Career/Vocational Education Programs for Special Populations.

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    Wermuth, Thomas R.; Maddy-Bernstein, Carolyn

    The Technical Assistance for Special Populations Program of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (University of Illinois site) undertook a national survey of professionals in vocational education for special needs students to determine how they identify effective programs. Of 500 questionnaires distributed, 366 were returned.…

  8. Compile-Time Analysis and Specialization of Clocks in

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    executed at p2 / } · Synchronization between activities through · finish · atomic · clocks ComplileCompile-Time Analysis and Specialization of Clocks in Concurrent Programs Nalini Vasudevan (Columbia University) Complile-Time Analysis and Specialization of Clocks in Concurrent Programs ­ p. 1

  9. Special Education in Jordan

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    Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Al-Hmouz, Hanan

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to provide a brief background about special education system in Jordan and particularly describes the present types of programmes and legislation provided within the country to students with special needs, as well as integration movement. Jordan has historically provided a limited number of educational opportunities…

  10. Vicki Dowell Special Education

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    Wu, Mingshen

    Vicki Dowell Special Education 223 Heritage Hall (715 ) 232-2204 dowellv@uwstout.edu Courses Taught SPED 324/524 C&I: Career & Transition Education SPED 326/526 Pre-Student Teaching: Cognitive Needs EDUC 415/615 Classroom Management ECE 427 Child Abuse and Neglect Education M.A. in Special

  11. Quaternions and Special Relativity

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    Stefano De Leo

    1995-08-03

    We reformulate Special Relativity by a quaternionic algebra on reals. Using {\\em real linear quaternions}, we show that previous difficulties, concerning the appropriate transformations on the $3+1$ space-time, may be overcome. This implies that a complexified quaternionic version of Special Relativity is a choice and not a necessity.

  12. Special Education in Turkey

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    Melekoglu, Macid A.; Cakiroglu, Orhan; Malmgren, Kimber W.

    2009-01-01

    Special education has been gaining intense attention from governments and educators throughout the world. As a developing country, and official candidate for the European Union, Turkey has been working on issues related to special education provision and inclusive education to improve the quality of services for citizens with disabilities. This…

  13. Special Education Teacher Persistence

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    Thorp, Sally A.

    2013-01-01

    The focus of this study was special education teachers, who remained in the teaching field 5 or more years. Through the use of qualitative mixed-methods study, variables contributing to their longevity were explored. Research indicates that 50% of special education teachers leave the field within five years of employment (Alliance for Education,…

  14. Special Education Resource System.

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    Kampert, George J.

    The guide to the Special Education Resource System (SERS) of the Flour Bluff (Texas) school system contains policies and procedures regarding organization, services, and process of the system. Noted is the SERS purpose of providing information and access to appropriate instructional media and materials for special education personnel. Briefly…

  15. Careers in Special Education.

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    Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Special Education.

    The booklet briefly describes special education employment possibilities in the state of Michigan for 18 areas of exceptionality or specialized service. Discussions usually include suggestions for professional education, description of work performed, and a listing of desirable personal attributes. Individually discussed are the blind and…

  16. Handbook of Special Education.

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    Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed.

    Intended to serve as a basic reference work for students and professionals in special education, the book contains 34 author contributed chapters concerned with the conceptual foundations of special education, service delivery systems, curriculum and methods, and child and child/environmental management. Chapters have the following titles and…

  17. Preface: ISBB Special Issue

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This special issue is published for the International Society of Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (ISBB). The ISBB special issue is devoted to all areas of biocatalysis and agricultural biotechnology in which biological systems are developed and/or used for the provision of commercial goods or serv...

  18. Tits Satake projections of homogeneous special geometries

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    Fré, Pietro; Gargiulo, Floriana; Rosseel, Jan; Rulik, Ksenya; Trigiante, Mario; Van Proeyen, Antoine

    2007-01-01

    We organize the homogeneous special geometries, describing as well the couplings of D = 6, 5, 4 and 3 supergravities with eight supercharges, in a small number of universality classes. This relates manifolds on which similar types of dynamical solutions can exist. The mathematical ingredient is the Tits Satake projection of real simple Lie algebras, which we extend to all solvable Lie algebras occurring in these homogeneous special geometries. Apart from some exotic cases all the other, 'very special', homogeneous manifolds can be grouped into seven universality classes. The organization of these classes, which capture the essential features of their basic dynamics, commutes with the r- and c-map. Different members are distinguished by different choices of the paint group, a notion discovered in the context of cosmic billiard dynamics of non-maximally supersymmetric supergravities. We comment on the usefulness of this organization in universality class both in relation with cosmic billiard dynamics and with configurations of branes and orbifolds defining special geometry backgrounds.

  19. Mammograms in Special Circumstances

    MedlinePLUS

    ... breast cancer risk. Mammograms for women with breast implants Women who have implants are a special challenge for mammogram screening. The ... the breasts cannot go through silicone or saline implants well enough to show the breast tissue that ...

  20. Fractional Modified Special Relativity

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    Hosein Nasrolahpour

    2011-03-31

    Fractional calculus represents a natural tool for describing relativistic phenomena in pseudo-Euclidean space-time. In this study, Fractional modified special relativity is presented. We obtain fractional generalized relation for the time dilation.

  1. Online Learning: Special Report.

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    Training, 1999

    1999-01-01

    This special section includes "The View from the Middle" (Dick Schaaf); "Crossing the Channel" (Dawn Garrett); and "Bandwidth Basics" (Dick Schaaf). Sidebars look at bandwidth and management issues as well as courseware development. (JOW)

  2. Israeli Special Libraries

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    Foster, Barbara

    1974-01-01

    Israel is sprinkled with a noteworthy representation of special libraries which run the gamut from modest kibbutz efforts to highly technical scientific and humanities libraries. A few examples are discussed here. (Author/CH)

  3. A Very Special Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, Hilda B.

    1973-01-01

    Granite School District, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah, has a staff of 349 teachers and other professional personnel who provide career education and job experience for more than 5,000 special children. (DS)

  4. Texas Tech University offers specialized advising for the first 45 degree hours in 10 pre-professional health tracks (PPHC). Upon reaching 45 hours, Arts and Sciences students must declare an undergraduate major before registering for additional classes.

    E-print Network

    Rock, Chris

    for a professional- health career. PPHC designations include: Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Nursing, Pre, Occupational Therapy, and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences. Two specialized tracks in nutrition facilitate

  5. 47 CFR 54.503 - Other supported special services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Other supported special services. 54.503 Section 54.503 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES (CONTINUED) UNIVERSAL SERVICE Universal Service Support for Schools and Libraries § 54.503 Other...

  6. Connecting to Special Collections of Children's Literature

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    Brodie, Carolyn S.

    2013-01-01

    The Kent State University School of Library and Information Science serves as the home for two children's literature special collections. The Reinberger Children's Library Center is located on the third floor of Kent State's University Library and includes the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art. The…

  7. Please join us for a Special Chemical Engineering Seminar

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    Please join us for a Special Chemical Engineering Seminar Wednesday, February 5, 2014 320 Shillman. TRUSKETT, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Chair in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. His

  8. [Mathematics - astronomy - astrology special library].

    PubMed

    Gluch, Sibylle

    2011-01-01

    About 1560 Elector August of Saxony created an unusual library--one distinguished within its period by both its specialization and location. Situated within the Kunstkammer this library was mostly dedicated to the mathematical sciences and related disciplines. It contained works by the most important authors on mathematics, astronomy, and astrology from the classical, medieval, and early modern periods. This essay traces the formation and composition of August's library, and examines its function: What kind of relationship existed between the library and the Kunstkammer? In what way did the library mirror the interests of the Elector, and to what extend does it permit inferences regarding the Elector's knowledge of mathematics? From the analysis August emerges not as a specialist with a deep understanding of mathematics, but as a particular aficionado of mathematical applications. As a practitioner and general follower of the mathematical arts he took part in a far-reaching intellectual network the center of which lay in the University of Wittenberg. Here, Melanchthon had effectively strengthened the importance of the mathematical disciplines within the university curriculum. He regarded mathematics as the foremost science, arguing that before all other disciplines its method enabled man to recognize the harmonic order of the world, and to discern divine providence. Thus, mathematics offered consoling stability and support in an often seemingly chaotic world torn by religious controversies. This kind of esteem for the mathematical sciences did not presuppose expert knowledge. Hence, the fact that August does not appear to have read the mathematical books he collected does not come as a contradiction. On the contrary, for August it sufficed to recognize the potential of the mathematical sciences, which he brought into life through the creation of a specialized library that developed a rhetoric of its own. The collection of his Kunstkammer library spoke of a harmonically ordered world while at the same time memorializing August as a lover of mathematics and an important figure within the group of mathematical experts and enthusiasts. PMID:21898978

  9. Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2009: the 10th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group in Discourse and Dialogue, pages 7986, Queen Mary University of London, September 2009. c 2009 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    and Dialogue, pages 79­86, Queen Mary University of London, September 2009. c 2009 Association, Patrick G.T. Healey and Gregory J. Mills Queen Mary University of London Interaction, Media for conversational an- alysts wishing to characterise sytematic interac- tions in dialogue, but also linguists trying

  10. General Invariant Velocity Originated from Principle of Special Relativity and Triple Special Theories of Relativity

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    Peng-Cheng Zou; Yong-Chang Huang

    2012-07-01

    This Letter, i.e. for the first time, proves that a general invariant velocity is originated from the principle of special relativity, namely, discovers the origin of the general invariant velocity, and when the general invariant velocity is taken as the invariant light velocity in current theories, we get the corresponding special theory of relativity. Further, this Letter deduces triple special theories of relativity in cosmology, and cancels the invariant presumption of light velocity, it is proved that there exists a general constant velocity K determined by the experiments in cosmology, for K > 0, = 0 and special theory of relativity is naturally contained for the special case of K > 0, and this Letter gives a prediction that, for K special relativity for some special physical systems in cosmology, in which the relativistic effects observed would be that the moving body would be lengthened, moving clock would be quickened. And the point of K = 0 is a bifurcation point, through which it gives out three types of possible universes in the cosmology (or multiverse). When a kind of matter with the maximally invariant velocity that may be superluminal or equal to light velocity is determined by experiments, then the invariant velocity can be taken as one of the general invariant velocity achieved in this Letter, then all results of current physical theories are consistent by utilizing this Letter's theory.

  11. 75 FR 57859 - Specially Adapted Housing and Special Home Adaptation

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    2010-09-23

    ..., 2009, (74 FR 67145), VA proposed to amend its regulations pertaining to eligibility for specially... 38 CFR Part 3 RIN 2900-AN21 Specially Adapted Housing and Special Home Adaptation AGENCY: Department... special home adaptation grants. This final rule incorporates certain provisions from the Veterans...

  12. Problem Motivation Problem setup Solution Special case Conclusions Computation of Chopped System Norm

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    Al Hanbali, Ahmad

    Problem Motivation Problem setup Solution Special case Conclusions Computation of Chopped System Norm Hanumant Singh Shekhawat University of Twente March 11, 2010 #12;Problem Motivation Problem setup Solution Special case Conclusions Overview 1 Problem 2 Motivation 3 Problem setup 4 Solution 5 Special case

  13. Factors Influencing Success in a Special Education Consultant Training Program in Turkey.

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    Kircaali-Iftar, Gonul; Ozer, Zafer

    A Special Education Consultant Training Program (SEC-TP) was offered to 14 special and 8 regular education teachers by the Department of Special Education, Anadolu University, Turkey. Half of the participants were working in a counseling and research center and half were working in various elementary schools in Eskisehir, Turkey. The effects of…

  14. Periodic boundary conditions in special relativity

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    Peters, P. C.

    1983-09-01

    The imposition of periodic boundary conditions on the space-time of special relativity is shown to lead to the existence of a preferred frame of reference. One characteristic of the preferred frame is that it is the frame in which the resulting finite universe has the smallest size. In a frame moving with respect to the preferred frame, global synchronization of clocks cannot be carried out and the transit time to traverse the universe depends on the direction of travel. As measured in a moving frame, a person at rest in the preferred frame can be found at two or more different places at the same time, although the age of the person will be different at each of those places. A ``pole in the universe'' paradox is presented, the resolution of which requires use of some of these bizarre properties of the universe of periodic boundary conditions.

  15. Geographic Information Systems Special Interest Group (GISSIG)

    Cancer.gov

    The GIS Special Interest Group (GISSIG) at the National Cancer Institute was established in 1999. At first restricted to NCI staff, membership has expanded to include staff in other NIH institutes, NCI contractors, government GIS staff in the area, and professors at area universities active in GIS. The group meets at least 6 times per year, usually at the Surveillance Research Program offices in Rockville, MD, to discuss issues related to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of georeferenced cancer data.

  16. Cortical specialization for music in preverbal infants 

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    Fava, Eswen Elizabeth

    2009-05-15

    . K., Markis, N., & Braida, L. D. (2005). Neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of pitch perception: Auditory cortex. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1060, 148-174. Trehub, S. E. (2000). Human processing predispositions and musical... Cortical Specialization for Music in Preverbal Infants. (May 2008) Eswen Elizabeth Fava, B.S., University of Arizona Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Heather Bortfeld Audition is perhaps the most developed and acute sense available to infants...

  17. Generalized Doppler Formula in a Nonstatic Universe

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    Gross, Peter G.

    1977-01-01

    Derives the general Doppler formula in a nonstatic universe using assumptions of special relativity, homogeneity and isotropy of the universe. Examples of applications to physical cosmology are given. (SL)

  18. The ARL Special Collections Initiative.

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    Hewitt, Joe A.; Panitch, Judith M.

    2003-01-01

    Reviews the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) activities regarding special collections. Highlights include local and collaborative approaches; budget pressures; access to special collections; digitization programs; recruiting qualified staff; results of a survey of ARL special collections; and the need for ongoing statistics for special

  19. Special Needs: A Philosophical Analysis

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    Vehmas, Simo

    2010-01-01

    This paper attempts to illuminate a central concept and idea in special education discourse, namely, "special needs". It analyses philosophically what needs are and on what grounds they are defined as "special" or "exceptional". It also discusses whether sorting needs into ordinary and special is discriminatory. It is argued that individualistic…

  20. Translating cosmological special relativity into geometric algebra

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    Horn, Martin Erik

    2012-11-01

    Geometric algebra and Clifford algebra are important tools to describe and analyze the physics of the world we live in. Although there is enormous empirical evidence that we are living in four dimensional spacetime, mathematical worlds of higher dimensions can be used to present the physical laws of our world in an aesthetical and didactical more appealing way. In physics and mathematics education we are therefore confronted with the question how these high dimensional spaces should be taught. But as an immediate confrontation of students with high dimensional compactified spacetimes would expect too much from them at the beginning of their university studies, it seems reasonable to approach the mathematics and physics of higher dimensions step by step. The first step naturally is the step from four dimensional spacetime of special relativity to a five dimensional spacetime world. As a toy model for this artificial world cosmological special relativity, invented by Moshe Carmeli, can be used. This five dimensional non-compactified approach describes a spacetime which consists not only of one time dimension and three space dimensions. In addition velocity is regarded as a fifth dimension. This model very probably will not represent physics correctly. But it can be used to discuss and analyze the consequences of an additional dimension in a clear and simple way. Unfortunately Carmeli has formulated cosmological special relativity in standard vector notation. Therefore a translation of cosmological special relativity into the mathematical language of Grassmann and Clifford (Geometric algebra) is given and the physics of cosmological special relativity is discussed.

  1. Special Supplement Introduction: Hallucinations

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    Fernyhough, Charles; Waters, Flavie

    2014-01-01

    This Special Supplement presents reports from 11 working groups of the interdisciplinary International Consortium on Hallucination Research meeting in Durham, UK, September 2013. Topics include psychological therapies for auditory hallucinations, culture and hallucinations, hallucinations in children and adolescents, visual hallucinations, interdisciplinary approaches to the phenomenology of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs), AVHs in persons without need for care, a multisite study of the PSYRATS instrument, subtypes of AVHs, the Hearing Voices Movement, Research Domain Criteria for hallucinations, and cortical specialization as a route to understanding hallucinations. PMID:24936079

  2. Special supplement introduction: hallucinations.

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    Fernyhough, Charles; Waters, Flavie

    2014-07-01

    This Special Supplement presents reports from 11 working groups of the interdisciplinary International Consortium on Hallucination Research meeting in Durham, UK, September 2013. Topics include psychological therapies for auditory hallucinations, culture and hallucinations, hallucinations in children and adolescents, visual hallucinations, interdisciplinary approaches to the phenomenology of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs), AVHs in persons without need for care, a multisite study of the PSYRATS instrument, subtypes of AVHs, the Hearing Voices Movement, Research Domain Criteria for hallucinations, and cortical specialization as a route to understanding hallucinations. PMID:24936079

  3. Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2010: the 11th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, pages 209212, The University of Tokyo, September 24-25, 2010. c 2010 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Lemon Interaction Lab Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, United Kingdom o.lemon@hw.ac.uk Abstract We, work in dialogue system evaluation, e.g. (Walker et al., 2004; Lemon et al., 2006), shows that real

  4. Neuroscience Special Lecture

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    Cheatwood, Joseph L.

    signaling pathways, epigenetic mechanisms, and protein translation pathways necessary for the potent with behavioral and molecular methods. Dr. Karyn Frick Department of Psychology University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

  5. Stennis hosts 2010 Special Olympics

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    2010-01-01

    B.J. Matherne, 27, of Gulfport, scores a soccer goal during one of the 2010 Special Olympic games at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center on March 27. Stennis serves as an annual host for the special needs event. Each year, local, regional and national Special Olympics events are hosted in more than 150 countries for persons with special needs. An international Special Olympics competition is held every two years.

  6. Special Needs Curriculum Guide.

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    Idaho State Board of Vocational Education, Boise.

    The curriculum guide was designed for Vocational Special Needs Programs in Idaho and concentrates on preparing handicapped and disadvantaged students to succeed in regular vocational programs. The subjects, pre-vocational in nature, include: Living Skills (self concept, life management, community resources, food and nutrition, clothing and…

  7. Photovoltaics Special Research

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    New South Wales, University of

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PV1 Green: Special Research Centre for Third Generation Photovoltaics Start-Up Report, Aihua Wang and Martin Green for their paper on high efficiency solar cells. Their work involving in this Centre's start-up report at the rear of this volume. Pacific Solar Trial Marketing Centre spin

  8. Special Education Handbook.

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    Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.

    In order to provide special education programs that are responsive to the needs of Navajo students and in order to comply with the Rules and Regulations of Public Law 94-142 (The Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and Public Law 95-561 (Education Amendments of 1978), the information in this handbook provides guidance to teachers and…

  9. Online Learning. Special Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Training, 1998

    1998-01-01

    Special section includes "World Wide Weeds" (Ann M. Bauer), about trainers as webmasters; "Get the Picture?" (Frank Jossi)--the role of digital video in computer-based training; and "The Reluctant Executive" (Anne K. Fredrickson), how to get administrators into the information age. (JOW)

  10. Special Milk Program

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    US Department of Agriculture, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools, child care institutions and eligible camps that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. The program reimburses schools and institutions for the milk they serve. In 2008, 4,676 schools and residential child care institutions participated, along with…

  11. Special Issue on Computers.

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    Rotter, Joseph C., Ed.

    1983-01-01

    Discusses the use of computers in the classroom and as tools for school counselors. The 11 articles of this special issue deal with counselor computer competencies, computer literacy, the influence of computer games, microcomputer programs for guidance and counseling, accountability, and staff training. (JAC)

  12. Creating Special Events

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    deLisle, Lee

    2009-01-01

    "Creating Special Events" is organized as a systematic approach to festivals and events for students who seek a career in event management. This book looks at the evolution and history of festivals and events and proceeds to the nuts and bolts of event management. The book presents event management as the means of planning, organizing, directing,…

  13. Special Education Expenditure Analysis.

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    Arnold, Robert; And Others

    This document presents findings of a study that examined costs incurred by local education agencies (LEAs) in the state of Illinois for the delivery of special-education services. Data were obtained from a survey of 110 out of 296 Illinois school districts in 6 geographical regions, a 37 percent response rate. Findings indicate that the…

  14. Handbook of Special Education

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    Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this…

  15. NASA's Getaway Special.

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    Randal, Judith

    1978-01-01

    The "Getaway Special" is NASA's semiofficial program for low-budget researchers, who can arrange bookings for their own space experiments on regular flights of the space shuttle. Information about arranging for NASA to take individual experiment packages is presented. (LBH)

  16. NEUROCOMPUTING JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE

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    Wojcik, Vladimir

    together in a special issue on "Artificial Brains". Some of these articles will be invited, and some) Architectural models of the mammalian brain. v) Etc. #12;Submission Details Articles for review should Brains" in the Article Type list when submitting. Peer Review All submissions, including invited

  17. Spotlight on Special Education

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    Karge, Belinda Dunnick; Lasky, Beth

    2009-01-01

    With the everyday juggling act principals perform, they have a daunting challenge to keep up the latest research in education. At the same time, the literature documents an intensive need for increased professional development of principals in special education (Goar, Schwenn, & Boyer, 1997; Lasky & Karge, 2006; McLaughlin & Nolet, 2004). To…

  18. Special Lecture Hitoshi Murayama

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    Murayama, Hitoshi

    dead but in decline" Nature 377, 14 (1995) "Bang! A Big Theory May Be Shot" A new study of the stars and dark energy "Big Bang not yet dead but in decline" Nature 377, 14 (1995) "Bang! A Big Theory MaySpecial Lecture Cosmology Hitoshi Murayama Physics 221A, Oct 4, 2006 #12;#12;Big-Bang #12

  19. University of Chicago 1 Anthropology

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    May, J. Peter

    University of Chicago 1 Anthropology Program of Study Anthropology encompasses a variety of Anthropology specialize in sociocultural, linguistic, archaeological, and biological anthropological approaches, and historical issues, often in comparative perspective. Anthropology can lead (through graduate study

  20. Preface to the special issue NUMTA 2013

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    Brugnano, Luigi; D. Sergeyev, Yaroslav; A. Zhigljavsky, Anatoly

    2015-04-01

    This special issue of the Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation contains a collection of research papers dealing with various problems of nonlinearity in physics, pure and applied mathematics, and computer science. It also considers numerical techniques and problems arising when natural phenomena are modelled on computers. The papers included in this special issue (see [1-19]) have been carefully selected by the guest editors among the submissions reflecting the talks presented at the international conference "Numerical computations: Theory and Algorithms (NUMTA)" held in June 17-23, 2013, Falerna (CZ), Italy. The NUMTA 2013 has been organized by the University of Calabria, Rende (CS), Italy and the N.I. Lobachevski State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia, in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, USA. The two universities have a 20 years long collaboration in the framework of the international research and educational program "Italian-Russian University" and the NUMTA 2013 was one of the major events organized jointly by the two partner institutions.

  1. The Managerialist University: An Economic Interpretation

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    Aspromourgos, Tony

    2012-01-01

    The rise of the managerialist university, in terms of a shift towards supposed corporate forms of governance in universities, associated also with greater competition between universities, has been the subject of considerable controversy. Dissent with respect to these developments has commonly appealed to the notion of the university as a special

  2. University Medical Center New Orleans, Louisiana

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    1 University Medical Center New Orleans, Louisiana FEBRUARY 6, 2014 #12;22 UNIVERSITY MEDICAL Director Facility Planning & Control SPECIALIZATIONS Healthcare Education #12;33 UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Project Team #12;44 UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 4 SEPTEMBER 5, 2005 Katrina did not make the decision

  3. Looking beyond special relativity

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    B. G. Sidharth

    2006-03-23

    Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity was proposed a little over a hundred years back. It remained a bedrock of twentieth century physics right up to Quantum Field Theory. However, the failure over several decades to provide a unified description of Electromagnetism and Gravitation or alternatively, Quantum Theory and General Relativity has finally lead researchers to abandon the differentiable spacetime manifold on which all of the above was based. In the most recent approaches we consider a spacetime that is discretized or is noncommutative. This immediately leads to corrections to the Special Theory of Relativity, more specifically to Lorentz Symmetry. It is quite significant that there are observational indicators, particularly in ultra high energy cosmic rays which suggest that such corrections are indeed there. We examine the whole issue in this paper.

  4. Very Special Relativity

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    Andrew G. Cohen; Sheldon L. Glashow

    2006-01-27

    By Very Special Relativity (VSR) we mean descriptions of nature whose space-time symmetries are certain proper subgroups of the Poincar\\'e group. These subgroups contain space-time translations together with at least a 2-parameter subgroup of the Lorentz group isomorphic to that generated by $K_{x}+J_{y}$ and $K_{y}-J_{x}$. We find that VSR implies special relativity (SR) in the context of local quantum field theory or of CP conservation. Absent both of these added hypotheses, VSR provides a simulacrum of SR for which most of the consequences of Lorentz invariance remain wholly or essentially intact, and for which many sensitive searches for departures from Lorentz invariance must fail. Several feasible experiments are discussed for which Lorentz-violating effects in VSR may be detectable.

  5. Very special relativity.

    PubMed

    Cohen, Andrew G; Glashow, Sheldon L

    2006-07-14

    By very special relativity (VSR) we mean descriptions of nature whose space-time symmetries are certain proper subgroups of the Poincaré group. These subgroups contain space-time translations together with at least a two-parameter subgroup of the Lorentz group isomorphic to that generated by K(x) + J(y) and K(y)- J(x). We find that VSR implies special relativity (SR) in the context of local quantum field theory or of conservation. Absent both of these added hypotheses, VSR provides a simulacrum of SR for which most of the consequences of Lorentz invariance remain wholly or essentially intact, and for which many sensitive searches for departures from Lorentz invariance must fail. Several feasible experiments are discussed for which Lorentz-violating effects in VSR may be detectable. PMID:16907430

  6. 76 FR 63354 - Proposed Information Collection (Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special...

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    ...Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY...specially adapted housing or special home adaptation grant. DATES: Written comments and...Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant, VA Form 26-4555. OMB...

  7. What This Is We Bring Your America: The Co-Construction of an Electronic Picturebook by Special Educators and Their Students According to the Principles of Universal Design for Learning

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    Fitzgerald, John Francisco

    2009-01-01

    In 1997, one of the stipulations that Congress inserted into the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-97) was the mandate that schools must give students with disabilities access to the very same standards-based curriculum as their non-disabled peers. Just as Universal Design emerged as a paradigm in…

  8. Mobilization and Involvement of Students and Teachers in Implementing the Adult and Extension Education Programmes at the Grass-Root Level with Special Reference to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, India: A Case Study.

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    Parthasarthy, K.; Balasaravanan, T.

    India has made considerable progress toward universal primary education but has the dubious distinction of having the highest illiteracy rates in the world. Stringent endeavors are being made at the national, state, and district levels to eradicate illiteracy through mass approaches and programs. Extension is recognized as the third dimension of…

  9. The University Libraries system on the CU-Boulder campus includes five branch libraries--Business, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Math/Physics, and Music--and Norlin Library, housing Archives, Government Publications, Special

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    The University Libraries system on the CU-Boulder campus includes five branch libraries collection, the holdings of most Colorado libraries and many library systems nationwide and periodical--Business, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Math/Physics, and Music--and Norlin Library, housing Archives, Government

  10. Philological Papers: Special Issue Devoted to the Teacher in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature and Film. Volume 36. Papers Presented at the West Virginia University's Annual Colloquium (13th, Morgantown, West Virginia, September 29-October 1, 1988).

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    Singer, Armand E., Ed.

    1990-01-01

    This volume contains papers read at West Virginia University's Colloquium on "The Teacher in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature and Film" including the following 12 articles listed with their authors: "A Second Pair of Eyes: The Editor as Teacher" (Hart L. Wegner); "Don Juan Goes to the Movies" (Armand E. Singer); "The Teacher in Jean…

  11. Doubly Special Relativity

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    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia

    2002-07-12

    I give a short non-technical review of the results obtained in recent work on "Doubly Special Relativity", the relativistic theories in which the rotation/boost transformations between inertial observers are characterized by two observer-independent scales (the familiar velocity scale, $c$, and a new observer-independent length/momentum scale, naturally identified with the Planck length/momentum). I emphasize the aspects relevant for the search of a solution to the cosmic-ray paradox.

  12. Special Education and Student Services.

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    Brazeau, Karen; And Others

    This report examines the current status and plans for special education, student services, and special projects and studies in Oregon. The first section offers an overview of special education long-range planning in secondary and transition programs, the student population with severe emotional disturbance, low incidence populations, families, the…

  13. Comparative Studies in Special Education.

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    Mazurek, Kas, Ed.; Winzer, Margret A., Ed.

    This text presents 26 case studies which examine special education provisions for children in the world today. The reports focus on the current state of special education in selected nations and major issues and controversies in the field of special education within those nations. Each case study addresses the following themes: (1) prevalence of…

  14. Response Essay: Special Education Research.

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    McGee, Paid

    2000-01-01

    This commentary reflects on findings from previous articles that reviewed trends in special education research in the United States, Norway, Botswana, Ecuador, Australia, and Turkey. It discusses the function, funding, and subject matter of special education research, on research on the education of special education teachers, and on research…

  15. Manual for Special Education Nurses.

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    Schnetter, Vicki A., Ed.

    This manual aims (1) to provide a standard, well-referenced resource for Iowa special education nurses and (2) to provide direction and continuity for health services to pupils with special needs. The first chapter provides an overview of the special education nurse's role, including philosophy, definitions of assignments, levels of service, and…

  16. On Special Relativity with Cosmological Constant

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    Han-Ying Guo; Chao-Guang Huang; Zhan Xu; Bin Zhou

    2004-03-17

    Based on the principle of relativity and the postulate of invariant speed and length, we propose the theory of special relativity with cosmological constant ${\\cal SR}_{c,R}$ if the invariant length whose square is the inverse of the one-third cosmological constant of the universe. It is on the Beltrami-de Sitter spacetime ${\\cal B}_R$ with de Sitter invariance. We define the observables of free particles and generalize famous Einstein's formula. We also define two kinds of simultaneity. The first is for local experiments and inertial motions. The second is for cosmological observations. Thus there is a relation between the relativity principle and the cosmological principle. We predict that the 3-d cosmic space is then of positive spatial curvature of order cosmological constant. The relation between ${\\cal SR}_{c,R}$ and the doubly special relativity is briefly disucssed.

  17. Symmetry as Bias: Rediscovering Special Relativity

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    Lowry, Michael R.

    1992-01-01

    This paper describes a rational reconstruction of Einstein's discovery of special relativity, validated through an implementation: the Erlanger program. Einstein's discovery of special relativity revolutionized both the content of physics and the research strategy used by theoretical physicists. This research strategy entails a mutual bootstrapping process between a hypothesis space for biases, defined through different postulated symmetries of the universe, and a hypothesis space for physical theories. The invariance principle mutually constrains these two spaces. The invariance principle enables detecting when an evolving physical theory becomes inconsistent with its bias, and also when the biases for theories describing different phenomena are inconsistent. Structural properties of the invariance principle facilitate generating a new bias when an inconsistency is detected. After a new bias is generated. this principle facilitates reformulating the old, inconsistent theory by treating the latter as a limiting approximation. The structural properties of the invariance principle can be suitably generalized to other types of biases to enable primal-dual learning.

  18. Astronomy Outreach for Special Needs Children

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    Lubowich, D.

    2008-06-01

    While there are many outreach programs for the public and for children, there are few programs for special needs children. I describe a NASA-STScI-IDEAS funded outreach program I created for children using a telescope (including remote and robotic observations), hands-on astronomy demonstrations (often with edible ingredients). The target audience is seriously ill children with special medical needs and their families who are staying at the Long Island Ronald McDonald House in conjunction the children's surgery and medical treatments at local hospitals. These educational activities help children and their families learn about astronomy while providing a diversion to take their minds off their illness during a stressful time. A related program for hospitalized children has been started at the Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center at Winthrop University Hospital.

  19. Motivation Motivic Euler Product Motivic Measures Special Uniformity of Zetas Total & Stable Motivic Masses Motivic Euler Product and Its Applications

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    Nakamura, Iku

    Motivation Motivic Euler Product Motivic Measures Special Uniformity of Zetas Total & Stable Motivic Masses Motivic Euler Product and Its Applications Lin WENG Kyushu University Arithmetic and Algebraic Geometry University of Tokyo January 30, 2014 #12;Motivation Motivic Euler Product Motivic

  20. Modification to Special Relativity

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    Gordon Chalmers

    2006-09-01

    The speed of light is usually taken as one of the fundamental constants. String, and field, theories appear to require the altercation of this constant into a functional form $E(m,c)$ which is not $E=mc^2$. The analysis requires the re-interpretation of the renormalization group flow equations. There are quantum corrections to the mass-energy relation generically for particles of any sort. A breakdown of special relativity follows. Cosmological data might be one of the best testbeds to analyze the computable functional forms of the mass energy relations.

  1. Special SLC linac developments

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    Seeman, J.T.; Sheppard, J.C.

    1986-04-01

    The linac of the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC) is required to accelerate several intense electron and positron bunches to high energy while maintaining their small transverse dimensions and energy spectra. Many of the linac systems have been upgraded to the new stringent SLC design criteria. The remaining systems will be completed in the summer of 1986. Special instruments and controls have been developed to monitor and manipulate these small but potent beams. A brief review of the SLC requirements is given. A broad survey of the recent development is made encompassing longitudinal and transverse wakefield reductions, Landau damping, energy and position feedback systems, beam diagnostic and beam current fluctuations.

  2. Systems special investigation group

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    An interim report concerning the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) is presented by a Boeing Systems special investigation group (SIG). The SIG activities were divided into five engineering disciplines: electrical, mechanical, optics, thermal, and batteries/solar cells. The responsibilities of the SIG included the following areas: support de-integration at Kennedy Space Center (KSC); testing of hardware at Boeing; review of principal investigator (PI) test plans and test results; support of test activities at PI labs; and collation of all test results into the SIG database.

  3. University of Chicago University of Illinois

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    Minnesota, University of

    University of Chicago University of Illinois Indiana University University of Iowa University of Michigan Michigan State University University of Minnesota University of Nebraska- Lincoln Northwestern University Ohio State University Pennsylvania State University Purdue University University of Wisconsin What

  4. Eukaryogenesis, how special really?

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    Booth, Austin; Doolittle, W. Ford

    2015-01-01

    Eukaryogenesis is widely viewed as an improbable evolutionary transition uniquely affecting the evolution of life on this planet. However, scientific and popular rhetoric extolling this event as a singularity lacks rigorous evidential and statistical support. Here, we question several of the usual claims about the specialness of eukaryogenesis, focusing on both eukaryogenesis as a process and its outcome, the eukaryotic cell. We argue in favor of four ideas. First, the criteria by which we judge eukaryogenesis to have required a genuinely unlikely series of events 2 billion years in the making are being eroded by discoveries that fill in the gaps of the prokaryote:eukaryote “discontinuity.” Second, eukaryogenesis confronts evolutionary theory in ways not different from other evolutionary transitions in individuality; parallel systems can be found at several hierarchical levels. Third, identifying which of several complex cellular features confer on eukaryotes a putative richer evolutionary potential remains an area of speculation: various keys to success have been proposed and rejected over the five-decade history of research in this area. Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, it is difficult and may be impossible to eliminate eukaryocentric bias from the measures by which eukaryotes as a whole are judged to have achieved greater success than prokaryotes as a whole. Overall, we question whether premises of existing theories about the uniqueness of eukaryogenesis and the greater evolutionary potential of eukaryotes have been objectively formulated and whether, despite widespread acceptance that eukaryogenesis was “special,” any such notion has more than rhetorical value. PMID:25883267

  5. Eukaryogenesis, how special really?

    PubMed

    Booth, Austin; Doolittle, W Ford

    2015-08-18

    Eukaryogenesis is widely viewed as an improbable evolutionary transition uniquely affecting the evolution of life on this planet. However, scientific and popular rhetoric extolling this event as a singularity lacks rigorous evidential and statistical support. Here, we question several of the usual claims about the specialness of eukaryogenesis, focusing on both eukaryogenesis as a process and its outcome, the eukaryotic cell. We argue in favor of four ideas. First, the criteria by which we judge eukaryogenesis to have required a genuinely unlikely series of events 2 billion years in the making are being eroded by discoveries that fill in the gaps of the prokaryote:eukaryote "discontinuity." Second, eukaryogenesis confronts evolutionary theory in ways not different from other evolutionary transitions in individuality; parallel systems can be found at several hierarchical levels. Third, identifying which of several complex cellular features confer on eukaryotes a putative richer evolutionary potential remains an area of speculation: various keys to success have been proposed and rejected over the five-decade history of research in this area. Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, it is difficult and may be impossible to eliminate eukaryocentric bias from the measures by which eukaryotes as a whole are judged to have achieved greater success than prokaryotes as a whole. Overall, we question whether premises of existing theories about the uniqueness of eukaryogenesis and the greater evolutionary potential of eukaryotes have been objectively formulated and whether, despite widespread acceptance that eukaryogenesis was "special," any such notion has more than rhetorical value. PMID:25883267

  6. Send for Special Branch!

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    Palfreyman, David

    2015-01-01

    This article explores the new Legislative Act concerned with the "Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism" and the need for "Preventing People Being Drawn into Terrorism." It provides consultation and guidance to specified authorities such as universities on how they should go about implementing this "Prevent" duty. The…

  7. Project Lodestar Special Report.

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    Brown, Peggy, Ed.

    1981-01-01

    The Association of American Colleges' (AAC) Project Lodestar is addressed in an article and descriptions of the pilot phase of the project at 13 institutions. In "Project Lodestar: Realistically Assessing the Future," Peggy Brown provides an overview of the project, which is designed to help colleges and universities in assessment of institutional…

  8. Virtualizing Specialized Software

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    McSwain-Starrett, Lauren T.; Conley, Stephanie Scheer

    2011-01-01

    Student computing is now mobile. For college students across the nation, convenient access to information--anytime, anywhere, on demand--has become not only a priority, but a necessity. To successfully serve the needs of this current generation of students, colleges and universities must recognize the trend and align services accordingly.…

  9. PHOTOVOLTAICS SPECIAL RESEARCH

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    New South Wales, University of

    DEVICE RESEARCH REPORTS 13 High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells 13 Theory and Modelling 14 Thin Film Solar. Pacific Solar is a $64 million joint venture between the University and Pacific Power, a leading the best paper award at "Solar `97", the major Australian renewable energy conference, as well as the best

  10. Three Chinese Women's Vocational Universities.

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    Dai, Shujun

    1991-01-01

    Describes three women's vocational schools in China. Discusses campuses, specialities, curriculum, and facilities available to students at Fujian Hua'nan Women's Vocational College, Xi'an Peihua Women's University, and Hunan Women's Vocational University. Notes an emphasis on practical experience at the three schools. (DK)

  11. Infra-red soft universality

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    Jack, I.

    1997-06-15

    In a special class of supersymmetric grand unified theories, the commonly assumed universal form of the soft supersymmetry-breaking terms is approached in the infra-red limit. The resulting universal scalar mass and trilinear coupling are predicted in terms of the gaugino mass.

  12. 'Universal' FitzGerald Contractions

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    Merab Gogberashvili

    2009-07-17

    The model of a universe with a preferred frame, which nevertheless shares the main properties with traditional special and general relativity theories, is considered. We adopt Mach's interpretation of inertia and show that the energy balance equation, which includes the Machian energy of gravitational interactions with the universe, can imitate standard relativistic formulas.

  13. The Marine Corps University Library.

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    Ramkey, Carol E.

    2001-01-01

    Describes the Marine Corps University (Virginia) Library's collections and reserves. States that the library's resources focus on military doctrine, history, arts, and sciences, and that they include Web- and CD-ROM-based specialized military databases. Describes the library's mission to serve the university community and Marine Corps patrons…

  14. Increasing Access to the University.

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    Moore, Jamillah

    In June 1995, California Governor Pete Wilson issued an executive order to end "preferential treatment and to promote individual opportunity based on merit." In response to the governor's order, the Regents of the University of California introduced a special resolution that barred the University from using race, religion, ethnicity, or national…

  15. Scherr, Modeling student thinking... Page 1 of 12 9/6/2005 Modeling student thinking: An example from special relativity

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    from special relativity Rachel E. Scherr Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park materials and student thinking in a particular topic area (special relativity) in terms of each of those two in which a particular set of instructional materials in a particular topic area (special relativity) enacts

  16. Sports Specialization in Young Athletes

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    Jayanthi, Neeru; Pinkham, Courtney; Dugas, Lara; Patrick, Brittany; LaBella, Cynthia

    2013-01-01

    Context: Sports specialization is intense training in 1 sport while excluding others. Sports specialization in early to middle childhood has become increasingly common. While most experts agree that some degree of sports specialization is necessary to achieve elite levels, there is some debate as to whether such intense practice time must begin during early childhood and to the exclusion of other sports to maximize potential for success. There is a concern that sports specialization before adolescence may be deleterious to a young athlete. Evidence Acquisition: PubMed and OVID were searched for English-language articles from 1990 to 2011 discussing sports specialization, expert athletes, or elite versus novice athletes, including original research articles, consensus opinions, and position statements. Results: For most sports, there is no evidence that intense training and specialization before puberty are necessary to achieve elite status. Risks of early sports specialization include higher rates of injury, increased psychological stress, and quitting sports at a young age. Sports specialization occurs along a continuum. Survey tools are being developed to identify where athletes fall along the spectrum of specialization. Conclusion: Some degree of sports specialization is necessary to develop elite-level skill development. However, for most sports, such intense training in a single sport to the exclusion of others should be delayed until late adolescence to optimize success while minimizing injury, psychological stress, and burnout. PMID:24427397

  17. The University for Older Adults: On Cuba's Universalization of the University

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    Rangel, Clara Lig Long; Proenza, Antonia Zenaida Sanchez

    2006-01-01

    In this study we focus on a new program in Cuba, university studies for older adults or seniors. Specifically, we look at the Special Municipality of the Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth) in the context of the larger policy of "universalization of higher education." We provide information about Cuban perspectives on adult education, discuss the…

  18. Triply Special Relativity

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    J. Kowalski-Glikman; Lee Smolin

    2004-06-30

    We describe an extension of special relativity characterized by {\\it three} invariant scales, the speed of light, $c$, a mass, $\\kappa$ and a length $R$. This is defined by a non-linear extension of the Poincare algerbra, $\\cal A$, which we describe here. For $R\\to \\infty$, $\\cal A$ becomes the Snyder presentation of the $\\kappa$-Poincare algebra, while for $\\kappa \\to \\infty$ it becomes the phase space algebra of a particle in deSitter spacetime. We conjecture that the algebra is relevant for the low energy behavior of quantum gravity, with $\\kappa$ taken to be the Planck mass, for the case of a nonzero cosmological constant $\\Lambda = R^{-2}$. We study the modifications of particle motion which follow if the algebra is taken to define the Poisson structure of the phase space of a relativistic particle.

  19. Introduction to This Special Issue on Text Entry for

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    MacKenzie, Scott

    University The four articles in this special issue of Human­Computer Interaction describe recent research) and Chapters 3 to 9 in The Psychology of Human­Computer Interaction (Card, Moran, & Newell, 1983). The second in multistroke HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION, 2002, Volume 17, pp. 141­145 Copyright © 2002, Lawrence Erlbaum

  20. SPECIAL ISSUE PAPER Threat scenariobased security risk analysis using use

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    . It aims to provide systematic analysis of potential security issues at the start of risk analysisSPECIAL ISSUE PAPER Threat scenariobased security risk analysis using use case modeling, College of Information and Communication, Korea University, Seoul, Korea ABSTRACT Successful Security Risk

  1. The Principle of Relativity and Special Relativity Triple

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    Han-Ying Guo; Hong-Tu Wu; Bin Zhou

    2008-12-22

    Based on the principle of relativity and the postulate on universal invariant constants ($c,l$) as well as Einstein's isotropy conditions, three kinds of special relativity form a triple with a common Lorentz group as isotropy group under full Umov-Weyl-Fock-Lorentz transformations among inertial motions.

  2. SPECIAL ISSUE PAPER 1397 Swallowable medical devices for diagnosis

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    the additional benefit of encouraging many who currently forgo medically recommended examinations (particularlySPECIAL ISSUE PAPER 1397 Swallowable medical devices for diagnosis and surgery: the state of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA 2 CRIM Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant

  3. Teaching English for Special Purposes in Iran: Problems and Suggestions

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    Hayati, A. Majid

    2008-01-01

    The academic requirement for students majoring in fields other than English to pass English for Special or Specific Purposes (ESP) courses at university level has led to a rapid growth of such classes in Iran. However, despite this growth, not much literature on the practical aspects of these classes is available. The aim of the present article is…

  4. Special Edition Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Seminar in Sustainability

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    population growth, land development, transportation, and building design, have greatly intensified the demandSpecial Edition Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Seminar in Sustainability Ka Pili KaiUniversity of Hawaiÿi Sea Grant College Program Vol. 36, No. 1 Spring 2014 Ascent Building a Secure and Sustainable

  5. Sen. Doc. No. 14-032 SPECIAL REPORT

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Sen. Doc. No. 14-032 SPECIAL REPORT of the ACADEMIC PRIORITIES COUNCIL AND THE RULES COMMITTEE Ernest May Nancy Cohen MJ Peterson (Chair) Ralph Whitehead #12;Sen. Doc. No. 14-032 I. INTRODUCTION to spell out more specific policies and procedures, and Sen.Doc. No. 97-027 is the University

  6. Modularity and Specialized Learning: Reexamining Behavior-Based Artificial Intelligence

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    Bryson, Joanna J.

    Modularity and Specialized Learning: Reexamining Behavior-Based Artificial Intelligence Joanna J. Bryson Artificial models of natural Intelligence University of Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom J intelligence is a well-known mod- ular theory of intelligent design, but has not been used sys- tematically

  7. Please join us for a Special Chemical Engineering Seminar

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    Please join us for a Special Chemical Engineering Seminar Wednesday, November 28, 2012 108 West Catalysts" Michael Tsapatsis, Ph.D. Amundson Endowed Chair and Professor Chemical Engineering and Materials is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota

  8. Special Issue 3-D Cell Biology Compartmentalization of the nucleus

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    Brickner, Jason

    Special Issue ­ 3-D Cell Biology Compartmentalization of the nucleus Lauren Meldi and Jason H. Brickner Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA The nucleus to influence the folding and disposition of chromosomes within the nucleus. The localization of many proteins

  9. Critical Response to Special Section: International Academic Mobility

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    Robertson, Susan L.

    2010-01-01

    This article presents the author's response to a Special Section on international academic mobility. Universities--in all corners of the globe--are busy scoping, planning and advertising mobility programmes, as an essential component of academics' and students' learning experience, whilst governments and regional bodies around the world are…

  10. Literacy Discussed: Special or Individual? Literacy Interests or Literacy Needs?

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    Partridge, Susan

    Literacy is both special and individual, and literacy programs should provide for both needs and interests of all students. Some students learn to read through phonological skills. Some are influenced greatly by their parents and their interest in literature. Of the 30 people interviewed in a random survey of students and personnel in a university

  11. Legal Options for Resolving Disputes in Special Education

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    Zirkel, Perry A.

    2007-01-01

    Since the mid-1970s, with the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act ("Sec. 504"), special education became highly legalized. Although it is universally agreed that the best way to avoid and resolve disputes is through informal communication and cooperation between parents and…

  12. Food Allergies Form Office of Conferences & Special Events

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    Chen, Deming

    to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies. In addition, we label items-244-1486 for additional information and/or support. Food Allergy Questionnaire Please answer1 Food Allergies Form Office of Conferences & Special Events University

  13. Guidelines for the Redesign of Special Education Programs. Revised

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    Louisiana Board of Regents, 2005

    2005-01-01

    All universities are required by the Board of Regents (BoR) and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to redesign their Special Education Programs to address new state certification requirements, state/national content standards, state/national teacher standards, PRAXIS expectations, and NCATE requirements. Once programs have been…

  14. Directions for Future Research in Vocational Special Needs Education.

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    Rojewski, Jay W.; Meers, Gary D.

    A two-phase empirical investigation identified, categorized, and prioritized research needs in vocational special education for the next 10 years. Phase 1 involved 18 university personnel in a three-round Delphi technique that generated 91 future research objectives. Research statements collected from Round 1 questionnaires were used to construct…

  15. Ecological economics of coastal disasters: Introduction to the special issue

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    Vermont, University of

    economics 1. Coastal disasters The damages from natural disasters have been increasing exponentially overEcological economics of coastal disasters: Introduction to the special issue Robert Costanzaa 05405-1708, USA b Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, The University of Vermont

  16. SPECIAL PROJECT FOR RESEARCH TRAINING IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. FINAL REPORT.

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    VIVIAN, NEAL E.

    SPECIAL RESEARCH TRAINING WAS PROVIDED FOR 85 INDIVIDUALS IN FOUR, 2-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMS HELD AS PRESESSIONS TO THE 1967 AMERICAN VOCATIONAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTION. TWO-THIRDS OF THE PARTICIPANTS WERE VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL AND RESEARCH PERSONNEL FROM COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, AND THE REMAINDER WERE FROM RESEARCH COORDINATING UNITS, STATE…

  17. Science Instruction through the Visual Arts in Special Collections

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    Brown, Amanda H.; Losoff, Barbara; Hollis, Deborah R.

    2014-01-01

    The University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) is known for strong programming in the sciences and a teaching faculty at the forefront of science education and reform. Librarians at CU-Boulder, in collaboration with science faculty, are challenged to improve undergraduate science education. Using rare, historic, and artistic works from Special

  18. Attraction independent of detection suggests special mechanisms for symmetry preferences

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    Little, Tony

    Attraction independent of detection suggests special mechanisms for symmetry preferences in human of Liverpool, PO Box 147, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK 2 School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, William Guild Building, King's College, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK Symmetrical human faces are attractive and it has been

  19. CAR PARKING POLICY DOCUMENTATION Special Needs Parking Permits Eligibility Guidelines

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    Lucy, David

    CAR PARKING POLICY DOCUMENTATION Special Needs Parking Permits ­ Eligibility Guidelines 2015 for continued use. University SN permits are valid in all car parking spaces on campus in any parking zone, including all disabled parking spaces. Staff and Students should apply direct to the Car Parking Office

  20. Generic Problems or Solutions in Rural Special Education.

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    Marrs, Lawrence W.

    While most rural special education leaders agree on the universality of certain problems (funding inadequacies, personnel recruitment/retention, transportation, low-incidence handicapped populations, staff development needs, resistance to change) in rural areas, no agreement exists regarding generalizable solutions which will work in all rural…

  1. SPECIAL PAPER THE MOLECULAR GENETIC BASIS OF PLANT ADAPTATION1

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    Purugganan, Michael D.

    SPECIAL PAPER THE MOLECULAR GENETIC BASIS OF PLANT ADAPTATION1 IAN M. EHRENREICH 2 AND MICHAEL D University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, New York 10003 USA How natural selection on adaptive traits have provided insights into the number and effect of genes underlying adaptations, but these results

  2. Live Broadcasting Online: Interactive Training for Rural Special Educators.

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    Ludlow, Barbara L.; Duff, Michael C.

    Since 1990 West Virginia University has offered a distance education program leading to teaching certification and a master's degree in either severe/multiple disabilities or early intervention/early childhood special education. The courses were offered via satellite transmission, but in response to demand for these courses in areas without…

  3. Handbook For Master's Master's Degree In Special Education

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    John, Lizy Kurian

    AND FELLOWSHIPS 4 SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 4 COMPLIANCE WITH THE EDUCATIONAL MANDATE FOR RESEARCH disabilities and to enhance the capacity of society to accommodate and fully include persons with individuali Handbook For Master's Students Master's Degree In Special Education The University of Texas

  4. Astronomy Outreach Activities for Special Needs Children and Their Families

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lubowich, Donald A.

    2008-05-01

    While there are outreach programs for the public and for children, there are few programs for special needs children. Here I describe two NASA-IDEAS/STSc funded outreach programs I created for special needs children using telescope observations (including remote and robotic observations) and hands-on astronomy activities. The target audience is seriously ill children and their families who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in conjunction the children's surgery and medical treatments or children hospitalized at the Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center at Winthrop University Hospital. These educational activities help children and their families learn about astronomy while providing a diversion to take their minds off their illness during a stressful time. I have also conducted a similar program in camps for special needs children. These programs should be expanded so that special needs children and their families part of the IYA 2009 activities.

  5. Astronomy Outreach Activities for Special Needs Children and Their Families

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lubowich, D.

    2008-11-01

    While there are outreach programs for the public and for children, there are few programs for special needs children. Here I describe two NASA-IDEAS/STScI funded outreach programs I created for special needs children using telescope observations (including remote observations) and hands-on astronomy activities. The target audience is seriously ill children and their families who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in conjunction the children's medical treatments or children hospitalized at the Children's Medical Center at Winthrop University Hospital. These educational activities help children and their families learn about astronomy while providing a diversion to take their minds off their illness during a stressful time. I have also conducted a similar program in camps for special needs children. These programs should be expanded so that special needs children and their families are part of the IYA2009 activities.

  6. HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights Notice HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights Notice

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    HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights Notice HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights Notice The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) provides employees additional opportunities to enroll are declining coverage at this time for either yourself or your eligible dependents, you may be able to enroll

  7. Special and general superatoms.

    PubMed

    Luo, Zhixun; Castleman, A Welford

    2014-10-21

    Bridging the gap between atoms and macroscopic matter, clusters continue to be a subject of increasing research interest. Among the realm of cluster investigations, an exciting development is the realization that chosen stable clusters can mimic the chemical behavior of an atom or a group of the periodic table of elements. This major finding known as a superatom concept was originated experimentally from the study of aluminum cluster reactivity conducted in 1989 by noting a dramatic size dependence of the reactivity where cluster anions containing a certain number of Al atoms were unreactive toward oxygen while the other species were etched away. This observation was well interpreted by shell closings on the basis of the jellium model, and the related concept (originally termed "unified atom") spawned a wide range of pioneering studies in the 1990s pertaining to the understanding of factors governing the properties of clusters. Under the inspiration of a superatom concept, advances in cluster science in finding stable species not only shed light on magic clusters (i.e., superatomic noble gas) but also enlightened the exploration of stable clusters to mimic the chemical behavior of atoms leading to the discovery of superhalogens, alkaline-earth metals, superalkalis, etc. Among them, certain clusters could enable isovalent isomorphism of precious metals, indicating application potential for inexpensive superatoms for industrial catalysis, while a few superalkalis were found to validate the interesting "harpoon mechanism" involved in the superatomic cluster reactivity; recently also found were the magnetic superatoms of which the cluster-assembled materials could be used in spin electronics. Up to now, extensive studies in cluster science have allowed the stability of superatomic clusters to be understood within a few models, including the jellium model, also aromaticity and Wade-Mingos rules depending on the geometry and metallicity of the cluster. However, the scope of application of the jellium model and modification of the theory to account for nonspherical symmetry and nonmetal-doped metal clusters are still illusive to be further developed. It is still worth mentioning that a superatom concept has also been introduced in ligand-stabilized metal clusters which could also follow the major shell-closing electron count for a spherical, square-well potential. By proposing a new concept named as special and general superatoms, herein we try to summarize all these investigations in series, expecting to provide an overview of this field with a primary focus on the joint undertakings which have given rise to the superatom concept. To be specific, for special superatoms, we limit to clusters under a strict jellium model and simply classify them into groups based on their valence electron counts. While for general superatoms we emphasize on nonmetal-doped metal clusters and ligand-stabilized metal clusters, as well as a few isovalent cluster systems. Hopefully this summary of special and general superatoms benefits the further development of cluster-related theory, and lights up the prospect of using them as building blocks of new materials with tailored properties, such as inexpensive isovalent systems for industrial catalysis, semiconductive superatoms for transistors, and magnetic superatoms for spin electronics. PMID:25252219

  8. 34 CFR 300.44 - Universal design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Universal design. 300.44 Section 300.44 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND... DISABILITIES General Definitions Used in This Part § 300.44 Universal design. Universal design has the...

  9. 34 CFR 300.44 - Universal design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2011-07-01 2010-07-01 true Universal design. 300.44 Section 300.44 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND... DISABILITIES General Definitions Used in This Part § 300.44 Universal design. Universal design has the...

  10. 34 CFR 300.44 - Universal design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Universal design. 300.44 Section 300.44 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND... DISABILITIES General Definitions Used in This Part § 300.44 Universal design. Universal design has the...

  11. 34 CFR 300.44 - Universal design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Universal design. 300.44 Section 300.44 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND... DISABILITIES General Definitions Used in This Part § 300.44 Universal design. Universal design has the...

  12. 34 CFR 300.44 - Universal design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Universal design. 300.44 Section 300.44 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND... DISABILITIES General Definitions Used in This Part § 300.44 Universal design. Universal design has the...

  13. The UNIVERSITY of WESTERNONTARIO BOARDOF GOVERNORS

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    Lennard, William N.

    the University and the Bank. GROUP "A" Vice-President (Resources & Operations) Associate Vice-President (FinanceThe UNIVERSITY of WESTERNONTARIO BOARDOF GOVERNORS BANKING Ref: Special Resolution No. 3 Amended: 26NOV09 1. General (a) Bank accounts in the name of The University of Western Ontario shall

  14. Baghdad University: A Day in the Life

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    Ali, M. H.; Al-Mukhtar, Jenan

    2004-01-01

    Once, Baghdad University was one of the most prominent institutions of higher education among all the Arab countries, perhaps second only to Cairo University. In all Iraq, built up about thirteen universities, fifty-five specialized colleges, and more than a hundred scientific centers. Each academic year, more than 250,000 students attended these…

  15. Superluminal Neutrinos from Special Relativity with de Sitter Space-time Symmetry

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    Mu-Lin Yan; Neng-Chao Xiao; Wei Huang; Sen Hu

    2012-03-22

    We explore the recent OPERA experiment of superluminal neutrinos in the framework of Special Relativity with de Sitter space-time symmetry (dS-SR). According to Einstein a photon is treated as a massless particle in the framework of Special Relativity. In Special Relativity (SR) we have the universal parameter $c$, the photon velocity $c_{photon}$ and the phase velocity of a light wave in vacuum $c_{wave}=\\lambda\

  16. Art in Special Collections: Latino and African American Fine Art and Photography Collections in Academic Institutions 

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    Hankins, Rebecca; Juarez, Miguel

    2010-05-15

    Often university libraries or archive/special collections house large fine art and photographic collections by African American and Latino artists. These collections are frequently hidden due to inadequate funding to ...

  17. Master in Mathematics with Specialization in: Modelling and Simulation for Biomedical

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    Pugliese, Andrea

    of facing the problem, in which disciplines others than medicine enter the scene. Medical care is no longer 1 NEW ! Master in Mathematics with Specialization in of Mathematics University of Trento, Italy Academic year 2012

  18. 75 FR 26807 - Notice of Acceptance of Application for Special Nuclear Materials License From Oregon State...

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    2010-05-12

    ...NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 70-7019...Acceptance of Application for Special Nuclear Materials License From Oregon State University...for Contention Preparation AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION:...

  19. Behavioral Disorders: Identification, Assessment, and Instruction of Students with EBD. Advances in Special Education. Volume 22

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    Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed.; Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Rotatori, Anthony F., Ed.

    2012-01-01

    Volumes 22 and 23 of "Advances in Special Education" address the current top perspectives and issues in the field of EBD by providing chapters written by active researchers and scholarly university professors who specialize in this area. Volume 22 first delineates legal issues, themes, and dimensions related to the historical development of the…

  20. SNF: A Special Normal Form for ESOPs Bernd Steinbach Alan Mishchenko

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    Mishchenko, Alan

    SNF: A Special Normal Form for ESOPs Bernd Steinbach Alan Mishchenko Freiberg University of Mining specified Boolean functions. We study the properties of the SNF and show its special place among canonical Reed-Muller representations. We propose to use the SNF in a number of applications related to the exact

  1. Behavioral Disorders: Practice Concerns and Students with EBD. Advances in Special Education. Volume 23

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    Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed.; Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Rotatori, Anthony F., Ed.

    2012-01-01

    Volumes 22 and 23 of the "Advances in Special Education" address the current top perspectives and issues in the field of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) by providing chapters written by active researchers and scholarly university professors who specialize in this area. Volume 22 first delineates legal issues, themes, and dimensions…

  2. Eadington Fellowships Short-term residencies for gaming research at UNLV Special Collections

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    Eadington Fellowships Short-term residencies for gaming research at UNLV Special Collections for the 2015-16 cycle of William R. Eadington fellowships, which facilitate research into many aspects of both gambling and Las Vegas at UNLV Special Collections in the University Libraries. Fellowship Criteria

  3. Astrophysics on the GRAPE Family of Special Purpose Institute for Advanced Study

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    Makino, Jun

    Astrophysics on the GRAPE Family of Special Purpose Computers Piet Hut Institute for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo 3­8­1 Komaba, Meguro­ku, Tokyo 153­8902, Japan November 26, 1998 Abstract The GRAPE­4 has resulted in the GRAPE (short for GRAvity PipE) family of special­purpose hardware, designed

  4. TEFL/TESOL for Students with Special Needs: For EFL Student Teachers

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    Abdallah, Mahmoud M. S.

    2015-01-01

    "Special education" has become a prominent field that needs some attention in pre-service teacher education programmes offered by educational and teacher training institutions (e.g. Egyptian colleges of education at university). Like normal students, students with special educational needs (e.g. physical and mental disabilities, learning…

  5. The Impact of Special Services Programs in Higher Education for "Disadvantaged" Students.

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    Davis, Junius A.; And Others

    The Higher Education Amendment of 1968 provided for support services on college and university campuses to facilitate the progress of disadvantaged young people (from families within the national poverty criteria or the physically handicapped). Three years later an evaluation of the special service programs (typically including specially staffed…

  6. University Context Yale University

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    Scholl, Brian

    University Context Structure Yale University A Framework for Campus Planning F R A M E W O R K P L New Haven Context University Setting Historic Development Structure Campus Systems Uses Built Form Gymnasium and the Sterling Law Buildings, as well as the construction of a new undergraduate residence

  7. Wessex Studies in Special Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jackson, Robin, Ed.

    The document presents 10 papers addressing special education programs in Wessex, England, and reviews of 11 books dealing with special education for disabled children. Papers have the following titles and authors: "The Development of New Services for Mentally Handicapped People in Horticulture and Agriculture" by D. Carter and A. Carter;…

  8. Curvature effects in special relativity

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    Moninder Singh Modgil

    2004-12-28

    Space-time measurements, of gedanken experiments of special relativity need modification in curved spaces-times. It is found that in a space-time with metric $g$, the special relativistic factor $\\gamma$, has to be replaced by $\\gamma_\\g=1/sqrt{g{\\mu \

  9. Special Language and Political Correctness.

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    Corbett, Jenny

    1994-01-01

    This article looks at the way in which the language used in relation to special education needs has changed and evolved since the 1960s, based on articles published in the British special education literature. Vocabulary, images, and attitudes are discussed in the context of political correctness and its impact on behavior. (DB)

  10. Racial Inequity in Special Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Losen, Daniel J., Ed.; Orfield, Gary, Ed.

    This collection of papers discusses issues related to the overidentification of minority students in special education. After a "Foreword" (Senator James M. Jeffords) and an introduction, "Racial Inequality in Special Education" (Daniel J. Losen and Gary Orfield), 11 chapters include: (1) "Community and School Predictors of Overrepresentation of…

  11. Special Needs. [SITE 2002 Section].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2002

    This document contains the following papers on special needs from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2002 conference: (1) "Selected Technology-Infused Thematic Activities for Elementary and Special Education Teacher Education Programs" (Cindy L. Anderson and Kevin M. Anderson); (2) "Educational IT: How Students and…

  12. Special Education Complaint Investigation Procedures.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Div. of Special Services.

    This document presents guidelines for Maine special education complaint investigation procedures. The introduction stresses the requirement that complaints must be in writing and must state that an educational agency or service provider has violated a requirement of the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or Maine special education…

  13. Special Education at a Crossroads.

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    Zigmond, Naomi

    2001-01-01

    Discussion of special education at the turn of the century raises concerns about the abandonment of core values and professional responsibility (as in the emphasis on general rather than special education), adoption of methodologies (such as co-teaching) without any evidence of effectiveness, and a "one size fits all" approach (inclusion of…

  14. Vocational & Social Inclusion. Special Issue.

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    Retish, Paul, Ed.

    1994-01-01

    This special issue on vocational and social inclusion of people with disabilities includes papers with the following titles and authors: "Applying Theories of Career Behavior to Special Populations: Implications for Secondary Vocational Transition Programming" (Jay W. Rojewski); "Familiarity with the Service System and Perception of Needs at…

  15. Are Special Education Students Happy?

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    Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta; Kankaanpaa, Paula; Makinen, Tuula; Raeluoto, Tiina; Rauttu, Karoliina; Tarhala, Veera; Lehto, Juhani E.

    2012-01-01

    This study compared the subjective and school-related happiness of 75 11- to 16-year-old special education students to 77 age- and gender-matched mainstream students using two quantitative measures. Additionally, the respondents chose from a list of 12 putative happy makers what they felt increased their happiness. Ten special education students…

  16. Stennis hosts 2010 Special Olympics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2010-01-01

    Sarah Johnson, 28, of Gulfport, carries in the Olympic torch to signal the start of the 2010 Area III Special Olympic games at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center on March 27. Stennis volunteers hosted special needs athletes from across the area for the event. Stennis is an annual host of the games.

  17. Web Resources for Special Education

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    Singh, Delar K.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to provide brief descriptions and links to a number of reputed websites on various topics and issues of special education. The web sites are organized in the following categories: (1) Teaching in Inclusive Classroom, (2) Policies, Procedures, & Process of Special education, (3) Students with High Incidence…

  18. Special Projects: An Historical Analysis.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thomas, M. Angele; Bunsen, Teresa D.

    The Special Projects Competition is a separate federal government priority authorized to support an increased quantity and improved quality of personnel available to educate infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Special project grants provide a means for the conceptualization of new approaches to preparation programs, the…

  19. Sounds & Music Is language special?

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    Coulson, Seana

    Sounds & Music #12;Is language special? · "Language is a complex, specialized skill, which develops abilities to process information or behave intelligently." (Pinker, 1995: 18) #12;What about music? LANGUAGE cognitive abilities MUSIC · Complex skill · Exists in all human cultures · Develops in child spontaneously

  20. Special Collections Deed of Gift

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    Special Collections Deed of Gift I, the undersigned donor, hereby donate and convey to the Georgia, please initial here _____ #12;Future Gifts In the event that the donor may hereafter donate and convey to Special Collections additional papers, historical materials, etc., such gifts will be governed

  1. Families with Special Health Needs.

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    Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.

    This document contains teacher's materials for a five-unit secondary education vocational home economics course on families with special health needs. The units cover: (1) family health needs (including the impact of special needs on financial well-being, the impact on the psychological health of the family, and the relationship of society to…

  2. Evaluative Report on Special Admissions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schlansky, Arthur; Alton, Teddie

    Until spring 1974, the Special Admissions Program had been making great strides vis-a-vis students' progress in an academic setting. Teddie Alton, a student intern in College Discovery, compiled a "Grade Distribution of Special Admissions Students (fall 1971 to spring 1974)" which is attached to this document. A careful study of this chart appears…

  3. Teaching Special Relativity without Calculus

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ruby, Lawrence

    2009-01-01

    In 2007 many AAPT members received a booklet that is the first chapter of a physics textbook available on a CD. This book espouses the new educational philosophy of teaching special relativity as the first item in the topic of mechanics. Traditionally, special relativity is part of one or more modern physics chapters at the end of the text, and…

  4. West Virginia University 1 Graduate Student Financial Assistance

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    assistantships, university fellowships, financial aid packages, and campus job opportunities. Special programsWest Virginia University 1 Graduate Student Financial Assistance WVU offers many graduate be making measurable academic progress toward completion of an eligible degree program. The complete

  5. Motivations to modify special relativity

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    Jian-Miin Liu

    2002-05-05

    In the framework of special relativity, all particles are point-like or string-like. This nature of particles has caused the divergence difficulties in quantum field, string and superstring theories. In the framework of special relativity, due to the non-uniformity of the m-space and phase space in the usual inertial coordinate system, Boltzmann's hypothesis of the equality of the probability of equal volume element is no longer appropriate. That makes it very difficult to construct Lorentz-invariant statistical mechanics and thermodynamics for many-particle systems. Besides, some observations on special relativity itself and its experimental facts are also reported. The conclusions from these observations are: Special relativity is not an ultimate theory; Some modification is needed; Any modification must not violate the constancy of the light speed and the local Lorentz invariance; It seems that we have to change the assumption on local structures of gravity-free space and time in special relativity.

  6. Tits-Satake projections of homogeneous special geometries

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    Pietro Fre'; Floriana Gargiulo; Jan Rosseel; Ksenya Rulik; Mario Trigiante; Antoine Van Proeyen

    2007-07-06

    We organize the homogeneous special geometries, describing as well the couplings of D=6, 5, 4 and 3 supergravities with 8 supercharges, in a small number of universality classes. This relates manifolds on which similar types of dynamical solutions can exist. The mathematical ingredient is the Tits-Satake projection of real simple Lie algebras, which we extend to all solvable Lie algebras occurring in these homogeneous special geometries. Apart from some exotic cases all the other, 'very special', homogeneous manifolds can be grouped in seven universality classes. The organization of these classes, which capture the essential features of their basic dynamics, commutes with the r- and c-map. Different members are distinguished by different choices of the paint group, a notion discovered in the context of cosmic billiard dynamics of non maximally supersymmetric supergravities. We comment on the usefulness of this organization in universality classes both in relation with cosmic billiard dynamics and with configurations of branes and orbifolds defining special geometry backgrounds.

  7. University Library University of Saskatchewan

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    University Library University of Saskatchewan Core Competencies for University of Saskatchewan Librarians This document defines the basic knowledge and skills librarians at the University of Saskatchewan in the Canadian academic research environment. The University Library Competencies Framework (Figure 1) maps

  8. 38 CFR 21.3104 - Special training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., spouse's or surviving spouse's need for a course of specialized vocational training or special... needs a course of specialized vocational training or special restorative training, and where need is... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special training....

  9. Explanation, Special Relativity, and Presentism

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    Brading, Katherine

    2014-03-01

    Which aspects of our experience of time can special relativity be used to explain? In this paper I focus on those aspects of our experience of time associated with presentism. Special relativity has been used to argue against presentism, and to insist that those aspects of our experience of time that are central to the presentist thesis are to be "explained away" as somehow illusory. In this paper I offer a version of special relativistic presentism that has the potential to explain (rather than explain away) these aspects of our experience of time, including the short duration of the present and temporal becoming.

  10. PREFACE: Special issue: CAMOP-MOLEC XVII Special issue: CAMOP-MOLEC XVII

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vasyutinskii, Oleg

    2009-10-01

    This special issue of CAMOP/Physica Scripta presents highlights from the scientific contributions presented at the European Conference on Dynamics of Molecular Systems (MOLEC XVII) held on 23-29 August 2008 at St Petersburg, Russia. This meeting was the seventeenth in a series of biannual meetings that started in 1976, when the first conference was held in Trento, Italy. Subsequent meetings were held at Brandbjerg Hojskole (Denmark), Oxford (UK), Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Jerusalem (Israel), Aussois (France), Assisi (Italy), Bernkastel-Kues (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Salamanca (Spain), Nyborg Strand (Denmark), Bristol (UK), Jerusalem (Israel), Istanbul (Turkey), Nunspeet (The Netherlands) and Trento (Italy). In 2008, the meeting was jointly organized by scientists from the Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Herzen State University, St Petersburg, Moscow State University, St Petersburg Polytechnical University, and St Petersburg State University. About 150 scientists from 21 countries visited Pushkin, a beautiful suburb of St Petersburg near the famous palace of Empress Catherine II, and discussed the state of the art and trends in the field, as well as new methods and applications, during 24 plenary lectures, 36 hot topic talks and two evening poster sessions. A special event was the presentation of the MOLEC XVII award to Professor Grabriel Balint-Kurti for his outstanding contributions to the theory of reaction dynamics and molecular photodissociation. Further information is available from the homepage of the meeting: http://www.ioffe.ru/MOLEC17/. This special issue covers different aspects of atomic and molecular interactions, with emphasis on both experimental and theoretical studies of the dynamics of elastic, inelastic and reactive encounters between atoms, molecules, ions, clusters and surfaces. More specifically, it includes molecular collisions in different environments; plasma, atmospheric, interstellar and combustion processes, gas-surface processes, and biologically relevant systems; ab initio calculations of molecular dynamics; photon-matter interactions: spectroscopy, photodissociation and photo-induced reactions including femtosecond dynamics; interaction between ultra-cold molecules and atoms and processes in He droplets; and steric effects and vector correlations in reactive processes and in photodissociation. The organizers are pleased to acknowledge the support of LENTRANSGAS, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. We are very grateful to all members of the Local Organizing Committee, especially Alexei Podlaskin, Irina Krassovskaya, Oleg Rojdestvenski, Peter Shternin, Andrey Smolin, Irina Beletskaya, Alexei Verkhovtsev and Ekaterina Khadikova, whose hard work made the conference so successful. I very much hope that you will enjoy reading this special issue and that many of the articles presented will catch your attention. Perhaps we will meet at MOLEC XVIII in 2010, in Coimbra, Portugal.

  11. Universal Formulation For Symmetries In Computed Flows

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Pao, S. Paul; Abdol-Hamid, Khaled S.

    1995-01-01

    Universal formulation for high-order symmetries in boundary conditions on flows devised. Eliminates need for special procedures to incorporate symmetries and corresponding boundary conditions into computer codes solving Navier-Stokes and Euler equations of flow.

  12. Oregon State University Governmental Impact Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.

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

  13. TAEKU LEE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

    E-print Network

    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    TAEKU LEE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY taekulee@berkeley.edu 210 Barrows School of Law Berkeley, CA 94720-1950 Berkeley, CA of California, Berkeley. He specializes in racial and ethnic politics, public

  14. 7 CFR 810.1405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Sorghum Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements ...Special grades and special grade requirements. Smutty sorghum. Sorghum that has kernels covered with smut spores to...

  15. 7 CFR 810.1405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Sorghum Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements ...Special grades and special grade requirements. Smutty sorghum. Sorghum that has kernels covered with smut spores to...

  16. 7 CFR 810.1405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Sorghum Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements ...Special grades and special grade requirements. Smutty sorghum. Sorghum that has kernels covered with smut spores to...

  17. 7 CFR 810.1405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Sorghum Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements ...Special grades and special grade requirements. Smutty sorghum. Sorghum that has kernels covered with smut spores to...

  18. 7 CFR 810.1405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Sorghum Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements ...Special grades and special grade requirements. Smutty sorghum. Sorghum that has kernels covered with smut spores to...

  19. 7 CFR 810.405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Corn Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...Special grades and special grade requirements. (a) Flint corn. Corn that consists of 95 percent or more of flint corn....

  20. 7 CFR 810.405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Corn Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...Special grades and special grade requirements. (a) Flint corn. Corn that consists of 95 percent or more of flint corn....

  1. 7 CFR 810.405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Corn Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...Special grades and special grade requirements. (a) Flint corn. Corn that consists of 95 percent or more of flint corn....

  2. 7 CFR 810.405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Corn Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...Special grades and special grade requirements. (a) Flint corn. Corn that consists of 95 percent or more of flint corn....

  3. 7 CFR 810.405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Corn Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...Special grades and special grade requirements. (a) Flint corn. Corn that consists of 95 percent or more of flint corn....

  4. Very special (de Sitter) relativity

    SciTech Connect

    Alvarez, Enrique; Vidal, Roberto

    2008-06-15

    The effects of a nonvanishing value for the cosmological constant in the scenario of Lorentz symmetry breaking recently proposed by Cohen and Glashow (which they denote as very special relativity) are explored and observable consequences are pointed out.

  5. The Limits of Special Relativity

    E-print Network

    B. G. Sidharth

    2007-04-12

    The Special Theory of Relativity and the Theory of the Electron have had an interesting history together. Originally the electron was studied in a non relativistic context and this opened up the interesting possibility that lead to the conclusion that the mass of the electron could be thought of entirely in electromagnetic terms without introducing inertial considerations. However the application of Special Relativity lead to several problems, both for an extended electron and the point electron. These inconsistencies have, contrary to popular belief not been resolved satisfactorily today, even within the context of Quantum Theory. Nevertheless these and subsequent studies bring out the interesting result that Special Relativity breaks down within the Compton scale or when the Compton scale is not neglected. This again runs contrary to an uncritical notion that Special Relativity is valid for point particles.

  6. Distance Learning for Special Populations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bates, Rodger A.

    2012-01-01

    Distance education strategies for remotely deployed, highly mobile, or institutionalized populations are reviewed and critiqued. Specifically, asynchronous, offline responses for special military units, Native Americans on remote reservations, prison populations and other geographically, temporally or technologically isolated niche populations are…

  7. Special Issue on Human Computing

    E-print Network

    Nijholt, Anton

    The seven articles in this special issue focus on human computing. Most focus on two challenging issues in human computing, namely, machine analysis of human behavior in group interactions and context-sensitive modeling.

  8. Some Pitfalls in Special Relativity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chai, An-Ti

    1973-01-01

    The problem of observing a collision between two spaceships is utilized to illustrate the misuse of time dilation and length contraction, and the incorrect description of space-time coordinates in special relativity. (Author/DF)

  9. Sustainable Chemistry at Sungkyunkwan University.

    PubMed

    Park, Nam-Gyu

    2015-07-20

    Special Issue: Sustainable Chemistry at Sungkyunkwan University. Sustainable chemistry is key to the development of efficient renewable energies, which will become more and more important in order to combat global warming. In this Editorial, guest editor Prof. Nam-Gyu Park describes the context of this Special Issue on top-quality research towards sustainability performed at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Korea. Scientists at SKKU work on, for example, photovoltaic solar cells to generate low-cost electricity, lithium batteries and capacitors to store electricity, piezoelectric nanogenerators, thermoelectric devices, hydrogen generation, and fuel cells. PMID:26183687

  10. An omission in Special Relativity

    E-print Network

    Elemer E Rosinger

    2005-05-06

    In Special Relativity there are infinitely many equivalence classes of frames of reference. In each such class every two frames of reference move uniformly with respect to one another. It appears that the following questions have never been asked : 1) In which of such equivalence classes of frames of reference is Special Relativity supposed to hold ? 2) How can we identify such a class, and do so theoretically or empirically ?

  11. 76 FR 4369 - Special Law Enforcement Commissions

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-25

    ...INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Law Enforcement Commissions AGENCY: Bureau...online publication of the Interim Special Law Enforcement Commission Policy, Rules and Procedures, the Interim Special Law Enforcement Commission Protocols and...

  12. 36 CFR 327.21 - Special events.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Special events. (a) Special events including, but not limited to, water carnivals, boat regattas, fishing tournaments, music festivals, dramatic presentations or other special recreation programs are prohibited unless written permission has...

  13. 36 CFR 331.11 - Special events.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...INDIANA § 331.11 Special events. (a) Special events including, but not limited to, water carnivals, boat regattas, music festivals, dramatic presentations, or other special recreation programs are prohibited unless written permission has...

  14. 36 CFR 327.21 - Special events.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Special events. (a) Special events including, but not limited to, water carnivals, boat regattas, fishing tournaments, music festivals, dramatic presentations or other special recreation programs are prohibited unless written permission has...

  15. 36 CFR 327.21 - Special events.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Special events. (a) Special events including, but not limited to, water carnivals, boat regattas, fishing tournaments, music festivals, dramatic presentations or other special recreation programs are prohibited unless written permission has...

  16. 36 CFR 327.21 - Special events.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Special events. (a) Special events including, but not limited to, water carnivals, boat regattas, fishing tournaments, music festivals, dramatic presentations or other special recreation programs are prohibited unless written permission has...

  17. 36 CFR 331.11 - Special events.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...INDIANA § 331.11 Special events. (a) Special events including, but not limited to, water carnivals, boat regattas, music festivals, dramatic presentations, or other special recreation programs are prohibited unless written permission has...

  18. MATHEMATICS MAJOR CONCENTRATION/SPECIALIZATION APPLICATION FORM

    E-print Network

    Loudon, Catherine

    MATHEMATICS MAJOR CONCENTRATION/SPECIALIZATION APPLICATION FORM Date _______________ Last Name/Year) __________ Check One Concentration/Specialization: Concentration in Mathematics for Education/Secondary Teaching, apantano@uci.edu) Specialization in Applied Computational Mathematics. Advisor: Professor Hongkai Zhao (RH

  19. 40 CFR 1508.26 - Special expertise.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...false Special expertise. 1508.26 Section 1508.26 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TERMINOLOGY AND INDEX § 1508.26 Special expertise. Special expertise means statutory responsibility, agency mission, or...

  20. 40 CFR 1508.26 - Special expertise.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...false Special expertise. 1508.26 Section 1508.26 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TERMINOLOGY AND INDEX § 1508.26 Special expertise. Special expertise means statutory responsibility, agency mission, or...

  1. The Age of the Universe

    E-print Network

    Raul Jimenez

    1997-01-29

    In this article I review the main methods for determining the age of the Universe. I describe how to determine the age of the oldest known systems at z=0, the system of galactic globular clusters, using different techniques. I also describe how to date the Universe using the decay of radioactive elements (Cosmochronology). Finally, I focus on how to determine the age of the Universe at different redshifts and specially the age of radio-quiet galaxies at high redshift. I finish by arguing that the most probable age for the Universe is $14 \\pm 2$ Gyr.

  2. 36 CFR 219.27 - Special designations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PLANNING National Forest System Land and Resource Management Planning Special Considerations § 219.27 Special designations. The Forest...

  3. 36 CFR 219.27 - Special designations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PLANNING National Forest System Land and Resource Management Planning Special Considerations § 219.27 Special designations. The Forest...

  4. The Physics After School Special (PASS) Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Anderson, James; Dunham, Hardin; Sauncy, Toni

    2012-10-01

    The Physics After School Special program, or PASS program, funded by the Marsh White award, was a collaborative enrichment program between Angelo State University's SPS chapter and the local YMCA. The overall goal of this program was to educate young children in physical concepts, educate through hands on activities, to build a mentor-mentee relationship between the children and our SPS volunteers, and to encourage interest in scientific fields. Originally planned to for second to fifth grade students the program was implemented with kindergarten to fourth grade students. This proved to challenge the curriculum but adjustments were made to become more suitable to the age group. We present the program specifics and share results of this outreach program.

  5. Special and general relativity extended to allow for a variable light speed

    E-print Network

    Robert C. Fletcher

    2011-07-07

    There have been a number of papers proposing that the light speed of a homogeneous and isotropic universe is variable. This paper outlines a simple way that the vectors and tensors of special relativity can be extended to allow such a variable light speed and show how the field equation of general relativity can also be extended with particular application to such a universe.

  6. The Federal Role in the Preparation of Special Education Doctorates. SEFNA Brief. Revised

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Deborah Deutsch

    2009-01-01

    The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is the primary source of federal support for preparing researchers and teacher educators whose focus is students with disabilities. The OSEP Leadership Training Grant Program awards projects to more universities than any other federal agency, but to do so it provides smaller awards to universities

  7. A Nonstandard Derivation for the Special Theory of Relativity

    E-print Network

    Robert A. Herrmann

    2009-08-22

    Using properties of the nonstandard physical world, a new fundamental derivation for all of the effects of the Special Theory of Relativity is given. This fundamental derivation removes all the contradictions and logical difficulties in the original derivation and leads to the fundamental expressions from which Prokhovnik derives the basic transformations. However, it is shown that the correct interpretation is completely distinct from Prokhovnik's. It is shown that the Special Theory effects are but manifestations of the interaction between our natural world and a nonstandard substratum. This derivation eliminates the controversy associated with any physically unexplained universal time dilation and length contraction. It is shown that there is no such thing as a universal time dilation and length contraction but, rather, there are alterations in pure numerical quantities associated with an electromagnetic interaction with a NSP-world substratum.

  8. Illinois Institute of Technology University Archives & Special Collections

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    merger between Armour and Lewis Institute to create IIT. Upon the reorganization of the curriculum the 1940 merger. He developed the IIT campus master plan in 1941 and designed around 20 buildings. The projected $100 million renovation provided wet and dry laboratories for start-up companies as well

  9. Wichita State University Libraries Department of Special Collections

    E-print Network

    [oversized image(s) located in Map Case] Baseball ­ Stephenson, Gene Basketball­ Mens [oversized image(s) located in Map Case] Basketball­ Mens­ Carr, Antoine Basketball­ Womens Beech, Olive Ann Beech Scholarship

  10. PNG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL M.PHIL. POSTGRADUATE OPENINGS

    E-print Network

    ) invertebrates-fruit fly diversity, (e) invertebrates- moth diversity,and (f) invertebrates-ant diversity. Students specialising on plants, birds, fruit flies or ants will be based at New Guinea Binatang Research

  11. The University of Washington Special Committee on Faculty Women (SCFW)

    E-print Network

    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    Vaughn, John Junker, and Chip Haley will write the Code and it will go to the Faculty Senate for approval to Senior Lecturer to Principal Lecturer. So far, everyone who has seen the plan favors it, including forms specific to the duties required. The College of Engineering developed this kind of evaluation

  12. Wichita State University Libraries Department of Special Collections

    E-print Network

    Happy Mother - Chaim Gross Love - Robert Indiana Flint Hills Apparition - Cork Marcheschi Teddy Boy - Aristide Maillol Mutter und Kind - Gerhard Marcks Mother and Child - Charles Grafly New Being - Jose De Brennan Hall CAC Theater Cessna Stadium Child Development Center Clinton Hall Sheldon Coleman Tennis

  13. Washington and Lee University Library Special Collections Collection Policy

    E-print Network

    Marsh, David

    that border Virginia or that have significant connection to the Appalachian history and culture of the area. Appalachian history and culture as it applies to the geographic area of our collection is a focus. 11. Books. These are not collected to the same depth as books on western Virginia. 12. Imprints of regional presses. Regional presses

  14. Wichita State University Libraries Department of Special Collections

    E-print Network

    . - Learning Resources Center Balint, Laszlo - Romance Languages Banks, Joe Banwart, Lynda Bardo, John W Education Basketball Investigation Basketball Press Guide Bastian, H. Marvin BOX 2 Beard, Janice - Dance Division Beard, Thomas R. - Distinguished Professor of Money and Banking, Fourth National Bank Becker

  15. Wichita State University Libraries Department of Special Collections

    E-print Network

    Control on the Performance of an ASW Airplane 046 Wind Tunnel Tests on Asphalt Shingles for Certainteed-Type, Circulation Control Research Airplane Model Box 4 187-3 Circulation Control Research Wind-Tunnel Tests of a Powered, Blowing-Type, Circulation Control Research Airplane Model 187-4 Circulation Control Research Wind

  16. Illinois Institute of Technology University Archives & Special Collections

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    - Chemistry - Civil Engineering - Electrical Engineering 1948-1951 1998.174 Central West Candy Manufacturers, 1950 Proceedings: Central West Candy Technology Course, being a mimeographed (?) typescript of lectures of class sponsored by Illinois Institute of Technology and the Central West Candy Manufacturers, March 14

  17. Energy Management Degree Specialization at Texas A&M University 

    E-print Network

    Murphy, W. E.; O'Neal, D. L.; Heffington, W. M.; Turner, W. D.; Somasundaram, S.; Holmes, R. E.

    1984-01-01

    courses in energy management with professional development courses such as finance, management accounting, and economics. The industrial-oriented degree also requires a 3-6 month internship in industry, for which the students receive academic credit...

  18. Wichita State University Libraries Department of Special Collections

    E-print Network

    in Cockpit-Related Systems 90-8 Heat Sink Effects on Weld Bead- VPPA Process 90-9 Robotic-Aided System: Stretch Formability of Sheets of Al-Li Alloys 91-11 Airline Quality Rating Box 2 91-12 Superplasticity and Analysis Surface-Climbing Robot 91-20 KQIN: Kansas Quality Improvement Network 91-21 TGA [*] Experimental

  19. Wichita State University Libraries Department of Special Collections

    E-print Network

    -Base Alloys Containing Noble Gases 88-124A General Aviation Aircraft Utilization Forecasts: 1986-1987 (An Evaluation) 88-124B Utilization of General Aviation Turbine Aircraft and New Turbine Sales 89-1 Final Report (Masters Thesis) 89-24 A Study of the Fatigue Behavior in Scratched Samples of Al-Li Alloy (2090-T3

  20. WESTERN ASSESSMENT CENTER, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY SPECIAL STUDIES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The project involves: a) Providing technical advise to state, tribal and federal water resource managers regarding collection and analysis of environmental data, b) Creation of a set of internet-accessible predictive models for assessing the biological condition of streams usefu...

  1. Illinois Institute of Technology University Archives & Special Collections

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    rights movement. Through the 1930-60s, much of the area was cleared as part of Chicago's "urban renewal. Despite the economic and social damage of urban renewal, the area has since continued to revitalize

  2. Illinois Institute of Technology University Archives & Special Collections

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    .e. Crown Hall), ca. 1955 1999.026 Topical Files Brochure: Renewing the Mies van der Rohe Campus, 1999 1999 Schaudt Papers Book Schools For Cities: Urban Strategies with article "Education and the Urban Landscape

  3. Special Issue on University Nonproliferation Education and Training Introduction.

    SciTech Connect

    Leek, K. M.

    2006-07-31

    Nonproliferation, like many aspects of security, has not played out as many expected following the end of the cold war. The peace dividend has been elusive in many countries. The notion that the world would become a safer and more secure place as nuclear weapons stockpiles were reduced has been trumped by the rise in international terrorism. Hopes that nuclear weapons would lose their salience as markers of elite status among nations along with pressures to acquire them have been dashed. The drive by some countries and terrorist groups to acquire nuclear weapons has not diminished, and the threat of proliferation has increased. At the level of the nation state, the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) itself is under pressure as more nations acquire nuclear weapons, de facto weapons states fail to join, and nations that want to acquire them leave or threaten to leave. At the sub-state level, the convergence of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has introduced an element of uncertainty into nonproliferation that is unprecedented. Another feature of the post-cold war era that has taken many by surprise is the continued, and growing need for trained specialists in nonproliferation and nuclear materials management. Contained within the notion of disarmament and reduced strategic importance of nuclear weapons was the expectation of a diminishing workforce of trained nonproliferation and nuclear materials specialists. Events have overtaken this assumption.

  4. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH CAMPUS POLICE SPECIAL CONSTABLE SERVICE

    E-print Network

    Boonstra, Rudy

    was cautioned for possession of marijuana. Occurrence Type: Medical Location: Science Wing, 1265 Military, 1265 Military Trail Date: 20150203 Details: A person was cautioned for possession of marijuana Trail Date: 20150204 Details: A person required medical attention. Emergency Medical Services

  5. Wichita State University Libraries Department of Special Collections

    E-print Network

    of Fairmount College Copy of latest catalog of Fairmount College Copy of first and latest issue of Sunflower Club program, April 28, 1973 Sunflower, April 27, 1973 (empty folder) Student Government Association

  6. Wichita State University Libraries Department of Special Collections

    E-print Network

    . Carter spoons pinback with Fairmount building on front (1901) keys and card from the Delta Omega Spring pair of boots Box 3 baseball uniform: (2) pairs of pants, undershirt, sweatshirt, cap (2) baseball

  7. Illinois Institute of Technology University Archives & Special Collections

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    Sound Aeronautical engineering SEE Aeronautics Aeronautics SEE Radio in aeronautics Air transportation SEE Aeronautics, Commercial Aircraft SEE Airplanes Airplanes ­ Propellers SEE Propellers, Aerial Microphotography Military aeronautics SEE Aeronautics, Military Oil SEE Petroleum Oxy acetylene welding SEE Welding

  8. Metallic surfaces with special wettability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liu, Kesong; Jiang, Lei

    2011-03-01

    Metals are important and irreplaceable engineered materials in our society. Nature is a school for scientists and engineers, which has long served as a source of inspiration for humans. Inspired by nature, a variety of metallic surfaces with special wettability have been fabricated in recent years through the combination of surface micro- and nanostructures and chemical composition. These metallic surfaces with special wettability exhibit important applications in anti-corrosion, microfluidic systems, oil-water separation, liquid transportation, and other fields. Recent achievements in the fabrication and application of metallic surfaces with special wettability are presented in this review. The research prospects and directions of this field are also briefly addressed. We hope this review will be beneficial to expand the practical applications of metals and offer some inspirations to the researchers in the fields of engineering, biomedicine, and materials science.

  9. Macrophages: development and tissue specialization.

    PubMed

    Varol, Chen; Mildner, Alexander; Jung, Steffen

    2015-01-01

    Macrophages are myeloid immune cells that are strategically positioned throughout the body tissues, where they ingest and degrade dead cells, debris, and foreign material and orchestrate inflammatory processes. Here we review two major recent paradigm shifts in our understanding of tissue macrophage biology. The first is the realization that most tissue-resident macrophages are established prenatally and maintained through adulthood by longevity and self-renewal. Their generation and maintenance are thus independent from ongoing hematopoiesis, although the cells can be complemented by adult monocyte-derived macrophages. Second, aside from being immune sentinels, tissue macrophages form integral components of their host tissue. This entails their specialization in response to local environmental cues to contribute to the development and specific function of their tissue of residence. Factors that govern tissue macrophage specialization are emerging. Moreover, tissue specialization is reflected in discrete gene expression profiles of macrophages, as well as epigenetic signatures reporting actual and potential enhancer usage. PMID:25861979

  10. General Education Teacher - Special Education Class.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miranda, Mildred

    This paper presents the views of four general education teachers who without prior notice or training were assigned to teach special education classes. It also provides a short history of special education and requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The elements of special education and the specific levels of special

  11. Behavior Counseling Parents of Special Children.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jiao, Qing

    The knowledgeable professional who works with special children recognizes that the parents of special children have an important effect in the children's development. The paper states that in China, parent involvement in special children's education has been limited by the parents' need to work and their lack of counseling experience with special

  12. 38 CFR 21.216 - Special equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special equipment. 21.216... Supplies § 21.216 Special equipment. (a) General. Special equipment should be authorized as necessary to.... The major types of special equipment which may be authorized include: (1) Equipment for educational...

  13. Epilepsy rehabilitation: evaluating specialized versus general agency outcome.

    PubMed

    Fraser, R T; Trejo, W; Blanchard, W

    1984-06-01

    This 1982 study was a retrospective comparison of vocational outcome between eight state rehabilitation agencies and the University of Washington Epilepsy Center's Vocational Unit for the years 1977-1978. Hypotheses included: (a) A significantly higher portion of those with epilepsy will find employment through a specialized (i.e., Epilepsy Center) versus a general rehabilitation program. (b) A specialized program will have a significantly lower proportion of program dropouts. (c) Those finding jobs through a specialized program will earn higher salaries and have better job retention than those employing a general agency program. On several comparisons the specialized program outperformed the general agencies--higher proportion of successful job placements and lower proportions of dropouts and those remaining in process (all chi2 tests significant at the p less than 0.001 level). Placement rates for specialized programs have traditionally approximated 50%, whereas these state agencies placed from 9 to 21%. Salary level and job retention differences were inconclusive. Data implications are discussed. PMID:6723593

  14. Special Theory of Relativity without special assumptions and tachyonic motion

    E-print Network

    Edward Kapuscik

    2010-10-28

    The most general form of transformations of spacetime coordinates in Special Theory of Relativity based solely on physical assumptions are described. Only the linearity of spacetime transformations and the constancy of the speed of light are used as assumptions. The application to tachyonic motion is indicated.

  15. Special Teaching for Special Children? Pedagogies for Inclusion. Inclusive Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lewis, Ann, Ed.; Norwich, Brahm, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    Some special needs groups (for example dyslexia) have argued strongly for the need for particular specialist approaches. In contrast, many proponents of inclusion have argued that "good teaching is good teaching for all" and that all children benefit from similar approaches. Both positions fail to scrutinise this issue rigorously and coherently,…

  16. A Touch of the Universe: Give the Universe to a Blind Kid

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Heenatigala, T.; Ortiz-Gil, A.; Canas, L.

    2013-09-01

    In developing countries there are very few and sparse astronomical resources for people with visual impairments. Often the teachers with special need students lack teaching materials specially adapted to their needs. To address these needs, a collaborative project, "A Touch of the Universe" was implemented with an aim to create a resources kit with tactile astronomy materials.

  17. Special issues in myeloproliferative neoplasms.

    PubMed

    Barbui, Tiziano; Finazzi, Guido

    2011-03-01

    Special issues in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) comprise clinical conditions with high relevance for the duration and quality of the patient's life, but with limited evidence to support sound diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations and a low probability of being solved by the current standard of clinical research. These issues include MPN in pregnancy and in children, abdominal vein thrombosis, bleeding complications, surgery, pruritus, and leukemic transformation. Practical suggestions to guide clinical decisions in these settings remain largely empirical, but recently developed guidelines based on experts' consensus may help to tackle these problems. This article reviews the state of the art regarding these issues, with special emphasis on experts' consensus recommendations. PMID:21181458

  18. University of Tennessee at Knoxville

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    McCarthy, John F.

    & Non-Discrimination Hazing Alcohol page 13 Recruitment Schedule page 14-19 Sorority Village Map page 20 the week of recruitment! As we finish up our college years at the University of Tennessee, we look back. DisabilitiesAny woman with special needs due to health or disability is encouraged to contact the Vice

  19. University Calendar, December 4, 2012

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    2012-12-04

    . Sponsored by University Ceremonies and Special Events. Call 785-864-3758. Concert. A Big Band Christmas. 8 p.m. Liberty Hall, 642 Massachusetts St. Cost $20. Sponsored by Kansas Public Radio. Call 785-864-4530. 09 Sunday Holiday. Hanukkah...

  20. PHIL 13185 Philosophy University Seminar

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    Howard, Don

    PHIL 13185 Philosophy University Seminar Fall 2015 Prof. Don Howard Second Discussion Paper (Due features of Aristotle's natural philosophy? Pay special attention to those parts of his philosophy with Aristotle's natural philosophy, in your opinion? 2. Explain the basic components of Ptolemy's model

  1. CSE Master Specialization Fluid Dynamics

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    Grohs, Philipp

    CSE Master Specialization Fluid Dynamics Course Semester Fluid Dynamics II HS Quantitative Flow Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik FS Biofluiddynamics FS #12;CSE in Fluid Dynamics: Very large high in Fluid Dynamics: Physiology of the inner ear MicroCT imaging Multilayer MFS for Stokes flow simulations

  2. Physiological specialization of Stagonospora nodorum

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Septoriosis is a harmful disease of wheat, widespread all over the world, including Russia. Stagonospora nodorum (Berk.) Castellani and E.G. Germano is one of the main agents of Septoria wheat diseases. There is no information on physiological specialization of this pathogen. Not many authors stud...

  3. Reading with a Special Touch.

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    McCool, Mary

    Disadvantaged secondary school students with special reading needs can be motivated in the reading room. The school year can start with "popcorn" reading involving materials that are funny, interesting, and exciting. The teacher reads to the students or the students read silently, using materials on the students' independent rather than…

  4. Quantisation of Deformed Special Relativity

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    Clemens Heuson

    2006-06-29

    We consider deformed special relativity (DSR) theories on commutative space-time, perhaps as an first approximation to a noncommutative space-time formulation. The corresponding field theories in general possess derivatives of all orders. From a quantisation procedure and the deformed Dirac equation in momentum space we obtain for a specific DSR model enhanced expressions for momentum and charge and finite vacuum contributions.

  5. Blood Pressure Medicine: Special Instructions

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    Shen, Jun

    Diary Lifestyle Changes To Help Reduce High Blood Pressure Talk with your doctor about the lifestyle your blood pressure. Carry This Card To Help Prevent or Control High Blood Pressure My Blood PressureBlood Pressure Medicine: Special Instructions: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  6. Introduction to the Special Issue.

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    Petrosino, Anthony

    2003-01-01

    Introduces the articles of this special issue focusing on randomized field trials in criminology. In spite of the overall lack of randomized field trials in criminology, some agencies and individuals are able to mount an impressive number of field trials, and these articles focus on their experiences. (SLD)

  7. Recruitment of Special Education Personnel.

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    Utah State Univ., Salt Lake City. Intermountain Plains Regional Resource Center.

    Designed to fill North Dakota's growing need for qualified special education personnel, the pamphlet briefly addresses the following topics: the responsibility of individuals and organizations in recruiting personnel, candidates for recruitment, content of the interview, strategies for promoting the job, recruiting in rural areas, recruiting in…

  8. Introduction to the Special Series.

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    Peterson, Lizette

    1986-01-01

    Presents a special series of seven articles dealing with biopsychosocial oncology, the role of psychology in cancer treatment. Includes an introduction by Lizette Peterson and articles by Thomas Burish and Michael Carey, Susan Jay et al., Shelley Taylor et al., David Cella and Susan Tross, Gerald Koocher, and Leonard Derogatis. (KS)

  9. Special education in Costa Rica 

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    Stough, Laura

    2014-01-01

    . In rural areas, such as in Encyclopedia of Special Education, edited by Cecil R. Reynolds, Kimberly J. Vannest, and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen. CopyrightC 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. the province of Guanacaste, itinerant teachers are hired to travel...

  10. Special education in Costa Rica 

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    Stough, Laura

    2000-01-01

    . In rural areas, such as in Encyclopedia of Special Education, edited by Cecil R. Reynolds, Kimberly J. Vannest, and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen. CopyrightC 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. the province of Guanacaste, itinerant teachers are hired to travel...

  11. A Special Kind of Tutor

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    Anderson, Linda Brown

    2007-01-01

    Tutoring has long been recognized as superior to group instruction, especially for students with special needs. Tutors can adapt instruction to the learner's pace, learning style and level of understanding. Feedback and correction are immediate. Basic misunderstandings can be quickly identified and corrected. Tutoring also has emotional benefits:…

  12. A special Track in Bioinformatics

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    Al-Mubaid, Hisham

    ITNG 2007 A special Track in Bioinformatics Within the 4th International Conference on Information _________________________________________________________________________________ In this track, we are interested in gathering and collecting high quality research in Bioinformatics: biological and practitioners in Bioinformatics to submit papers that represent original and high quality work within

  13. New Directions in Special Education.

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    Jones, Reginald L., Ed.

    The text presents a collection of articles dealing with new research and developments relevant to special education. Discussions include automation, teaching machines, programed instruction, psycholinguistic testing, differential diagnosis, language development and testing, and remediation techniques. Other topics consider measurement of behavior,…

  14. Some Special Fourier Transform Pairs

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    Vickers, James

    Some Special Fourier Transform Pairs 24.3 Introduction ' & $ % Prerequisites Before starting to . . . #12;1. Parseval's Theorem Recall from Unit 2 on Fourier Series that for a periodic signal fT (t) with complex Fourier coefficients cn(n = 0, ±1, ±2, . . .) Parseval's Theorem holds: 1 T + T 2 - T 2 f2 T (t

  15. Preparing Preservice Secondary Special Educators

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    Conderman, Greg; Johnston-Rodriguez, Sarah; Hartman, Paula; Kemp, Drew

    2013-01-01

    Through a mixed-methods study, teacher education faculty members investigated the implementation of a new block of courses and an associated secondary clinical experience designed to prepare preservice secondary special educators. Seventy-three preservice candidates (a) completed then-and-now surveys assessing their confidence implementing 25…

  16. Cybernetics and Education (Special Issue)

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    Kopstein, Felix F., Ed.

    1977-01-01

    This is a special issue examining the potential of cybernetics in educational technology. Articles discuss: cybernetic methods, algorithms, feedback learning theory, a structural approach to behavioral objectives and criterion-referenced testing, task specifications and diagnosis, teacher-child interaction, educational development, teaching…

  17. Special Problems of the Elderly.

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    Hull, Kathleen V.

    Within the next 40 years, people age 65 and over will comprise 20% of the population, yet problems facing this older generation and their families are just coming to the attention of researchers and the public. Accordingly, this literature review focuses on the special needs of older adults and their families. After an introductory overview, the…

  18. Teaching Special Relativity Without Calculus

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    Ruby, Lawrence

    2009-04-01

    I 2007 many AAPT members received a booklet that is the first chapter of a physics textbook available on a CD. This book espouses the new educational philosophy of teaching special relativity as the first item in the topic of mechanics. Traditionally, special relativity is part of one or more modern physics chapters at the end of the text,2 and very often this material is never utilized due to time constraints. From a logical standpoint, special relativity is important in satellite communications and in cosmology, as well as in modern physics applications such as atomic theory and high-energy physics. The purpose of this paper is to show that the new philosophy can be carried out in a noncalculus physics course, by demonstrating that all of the principal results of special relativity theory can be obtained by simple algebra. To accomplish this, we shall propose alternate derivations for two results that are usually obtained with calculus. Textbooks2 typically obtain the equations for time dilation and for length contraction from simple considerations based on Einstein's second postulate.3 We shall start from this point.

  19. SPECIAL ARTICLE CONSCIOUSNESS AND NEUROSURGERY

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    Poggio, Tomaso

    SPECIAL ARTICLE CONSCIOUSNESS AND NEUROSURGERY Francis Crick, Ph.D. Salk Institute for Biological of consciousness is the greatest challenge to the scientific world- view. Much relevant empirical work is carried out on the minimal neuronal mechanisms underlying any one specific conscious percept. Two broad

  20. Lessons from Special Education Research

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    Sindelar, Paul T.; Bishop, Anne G.; Brownell, Mary T.; Rosenberg, Michael S.; Connelly, Vincent J.

    2005-01-01

    Although the ultimate goal of teacher education is to provide an adequate supply of highly qualified teachers for the nation's schools, many factors hinder its success. In special education, too few people enter the field, and a policy context that promotes easy entry via unconventional preparation threatens to dilute teacher quality. In this…

  1. Experiments for a Special Day

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    Gluck, Paul

    2008-01-01

    Special events like science days, teacher's meetings and physics recruiting efforts require spectacular and, if possible, interactive experiments for the audience. Based on past experience with such events, we have gathered and present here a series of demonstration experiments in mechanics, optics, waves and electricity which are suitable, and…

  2. Commentary: Indigenous Health Special Issue

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    Tonmyr, Lil; Blackstock, Cindy

    2010-01-01

    This commentary highlights indigenous public health research from a special issue of the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction dealing with child maltreatment, mental health, substance abuse and gambling. We focus on the emerging and growing research movement in Indigenous research through three important themes: 1) worldview and…

  3. Massachusetts Special Olympics Poly Hockey.

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    Morrissey, Jim

    Poly Hockey is featured in this manual of instructions for coaches and teachers to use with mentally retarded boys and girls of all ages and ability levels. It is noted that the sport has been supported by the Board of Directors of the Special Olympics and has been used in Massachusetts for over 7 years. Explained is use of the game indoors, and…

  4. Frame of Reference: Special Collections

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    Goetsch, Lori A.

    2010-01-01

    Rare, distinctive, unique--academic libraries are exploring new ways to describe and define what they've traditionally called special collections: incunabula, manuscripts, rare books, cultural artifacts and more. These valuable, historically important, and often one-of-a-kind artifacts can be a treasure trove for scholars and students. Technology…

  5. Exploring into Teacher's Specialized Practicality

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    Tian, Lian-jin

    2010-01-01

    Teacher specialization is a subject with very strong practicality as regards its essence. This paper analyzes the main problems of the existing teacher professionalism, poses and argues the 3 hypotheses of teacher professionalism. Around the reality of teacher professionalism, the author brings forward and establishes a new teacher evaluation…

  6. Early Childhood Special Music Education

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    Darrow, Alice-Ann

    2011-01-01

    The process of early intervention is a critical component of Early Childhood Special Music Education. Early intervention is the process of providing services, education, and support to young children who have disabilities or to children who are at-risk of developing needs that may affect their physical, cognitive, or emotional development. The…

  7. RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

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    Clayton, Dale H.

    may be used at a time. Researchers submit the minimum information of a call number to the Special and forward as needed. Gently turn one page at a time. Leave material flat or as positioned by staff. Please do not pick up or hold material. Do not alter, deface, trace, or lean on material. #2 pencils

  8. Special Educational Needs and Disability

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    Keil, Sue; Miller, Olga; Cobb, Rory

    2006-01-01

    Issues relating to the categorisation and labelling of pupils, and, the use of the terms "special educational needs" and "disability" in particular, have been the topic of debate in "BJSE" before. In this article, Sue Keil, a research officer at the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), Olga Miller, of the Institute of Education,…

  9. Seeking Savings in Special Ed

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    Schachter, Ron

    2012-01-01

    An old saying goes, "When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, something has to give." That adage is taking on new urgency for school districts as they grapple with the burgeoning costs of their special education programs. The immovable object is the hard and fast rules of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement…

  10. 77 FR 323 - Agency Information Collection (Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home...

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    2012-01-04

    ...Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY...Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant, VA Form 26-4555. OMB Control...adapted housing or the special home adaptation grant. VA will use the data...

  11. Grid System Technologies Advanced Research Team Be recognized worldwide as the leading renewable energy integration experts specializing in islanded power

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    renewable energy integration experts specializing in islanded power systems and advanced micro, enabling policies, and new technologies and methods for effective integration of renewable energy resources · Advanced inverters Power Systems Planning Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  12. Disability and Adult Life: Dependence on Social Security among Former Students with Special Educational Needs in Their Late Twenties

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    Myklebust, Jon Olav

    2013-01-01

    This article, by Jon Olav Myklebust from Volda University, Norway, presents analyses of social security dependence among students with special educational needs in Norway who at the start of upper secondary school had various disabilities--of a somatic, psychological and/or social nature. They were all educated in ordinary schools, in special or…

  13. Preparing Research Leaders for Special Education: A Ph.D. Program with an Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.

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    Heward, William L.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    An Ohio State University doctoral program for special education leadership personnel emphasizing applied behavior analysis is described. The program features intensive formal coursework, special topic seminars, participation in three research studies prior to dissertation, supervised college teaching and advising experiences, and a 10-week summer…

  14. The role of the university.

    PubMed Central

    Starck, P L

    1987-01-01

    The role of the university, and particularly the health sciences university, in promoting positive health for women is twofold. First, the dissemination of existing knowledge raises awareness of special health needs and identifies gaps in the present research and literature base. Second, universities must project future needs of women in a rapidly changing society where such things as space travel may become commonplace. Reduction of the risk of debilitating disease and promotion of positive attitudes will enhance the quality of life for women. A logotherapeutic approach to choosing one's own attitudes toward life's challenges promotes successful coping in a dynamic society. PMID:3120225

  15. Special or Not so Special: Special Education Background Experiences of Principals and Adequate Yearly Progress

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    Wilcox, Jennifer E.

    2011-01-01

    This mixed-methods study researched the special education background experience of principals and the effect on students in the subgroup of Students with Disabilities in making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). In the state of Ohio, schools and districts are expected to make AYP as a whole and additionally make AYP for each subgroup (various…

  16. Antimicrobial Use-Related Problems and Predictors among Hospitalized Medical In-Patients in Southwest Ethiopia: Prospective Observational Study

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    Yadesa, Tadele Mekuriya; Gudina, Esayas Kebede; Angamo, Mulugeta Tarekegn

    2015-01-01

    Background The spread of antimicrobial resistance in developing countries is associated with complex and interconnected factors, such as excessive and unnecessary prescribing of antimicrobials, increased self-prescribing by the people and poor quality of available antimicrobials. Moreover, the failure to implement infection control practices and the dearth of routine susceptibility testing and surveillance magnify the problems. This may spread the inappropriateness of prescribing, ending up with the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Objective The aim of this study was to assess antimicrobial use related problems and associated factors among patients admitted at Jimma University specialized hospital. Methods A hospital based prospective observational study design was employed at medical wards of Jimma University specialized hospital, Ethiopia. Data collected from patient medication charts and from the patients was analyzed using SPSS, version 16.0. Logistic regression was used to determine the associations between variables. Statistical significance was considered at p-value <0.05. Results Out of 152 study participants, at least one antimicrobial use problem was identified among 115(75.7%). Accordingly, additional antimicrobials were needed by 45(29.6%) of the patients, whereas they were unnecessary among 44(28.9%). Similarly, 17% of the patients were noncompliant to at least one antimicrobial therapy, while 8.6% experienced at least one type of adverse drug reaction. On the other hand, the coverage of the infectious medical condition in the national guidelines (AOR = 4.888) and the duration of hospital stay (AOR = 3.086) were the determinants of the antimicrobial use problems. Conclusion Most of the antimicrobial use problems identified were related to delay of initiation of effective antimicrobials and excessive use; use without indication or using duplicates of broad spectrum antimicrobials or use for longer duration than recommended. The coverage of the infectious medical condition in the national treatment guidelines and the duration of hospital stay were the determinants of the antimicrobial use problems. PMID:26649431

  17. 47 CFR 90.655 - Special licensing requirements for Specialized Mobile Radio systems.

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    2013-10-01

    ...Special licensing requirements for Specialized Mobile Radio systems. 90.655 Section 90.655 Telecommunication...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Regulations Governing Licensing...

  18. 47 CFR 90.655 - Special licensing requirements for Specialized Mobile Radio systems.

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    2014-10-01

    ...Special licensing requirements for Specialized Mobile Radio systems. 90.655 Section 90.655 Telecommunication...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Regulations Governing Licensing...

  19. 47 CFR 90.655 - Special licensing requirements for Specialized Mobile Radio systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Special licensing requirements for Specialized Mobile Radio systems. 90.655 Section 90.655 Telecommunication...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Regulations Governing Licensing...

  20. 47 CFR 90.655 - Special licensing requirements for Specialized Mobile Radio systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Special licensing requirements for Specialized Mobile Radio systems. 90.655 Section 90.655 Telecommunication...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Regulations Governing Licensing...

  1. 7 CFR 868.315 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...COMMODITIES United States Standards for Milled Rice Special Grades, Special Grade Requirements...868.314. Such special grades for milled rice are established and determined as follows: (a) Coated milled rice. Coated milled rice shall be...

  2. 7 CFR 868.315 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...COMMODITIES United States Standards for Milled Rice Special Grades, Special Grade Requirements...868.314. Such special grades for milled rice are established and determined as follows: (a) Coated milled rice. Coated milled rice shall be...

  3. 7 CFR 868.263 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

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    2011-01-01

    ...COMMODITIES United States Standards for Brown Rice for Processing Special Grades, Special...868.262. Such special grades for brown rice for processing are established and determined as follows: (a) Parboiled brown rice for processing. Parboiled brown...

  4. 7 CFR 868.263 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...COMMODITIES United States Standards for Brown Rice for Processing Special Grades, Special...868.262. Such special grades for brown rice for processing are established and determined as follows: (a) Parboiled brown rice for processing. Parboiled brown...

  5. 7 CFR 868.315 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...COMMODITIES United States Standards for Milled Rice Special Grades, Special Grade Requirements...868.314. Such special grades for milled rice are established and determined as follows: (a) Coated milled rice. Coated milled rice shall be...

  6. 7 CFR 868.263 - Special grades and special grade requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...COMMODITIES United States Standards for Brown Rice for Processing Special Grades, Special...868.262. Such special grades for brown rice for processing are established and determined as follows: (a) Parboiled brown rice for processing. Parboiled brown...

  7. IFESS 2005 Special Session 5 Artifical Vision

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    Weiland, J.D.; Greenbaum, E.; Delbeke, J.; Troyk, P.R.; Sawan, M.

    2005-07-01

    A special session on visual prostheses was held during the Annual Meeting of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS), in Montreal, Canada, July 5-9, 2005. IFESS is a meeting that typically attracts researchers in implantable nerve stimulators, functional electrical stimulation, and rehabilitation. All of these areas have significant overlap with the retinal prosthesis, but these areas have decades of research behind them. The special session provided a forum for researchers with vast experience in nerve stimulation to interact with leading research in retinal and cortical visual prostheses. The grant paid for the travel and conference costs of the presenters in the session. The session was chaired by James Weiland (the PI on this grant). The session co-chair was Phil Troyk, Ph.D., from the Illinois Institute of Technology. The Department of Energy was acknowledged at the start of the session as the sponsor. The following talks were delivered: Clinical Trial of a Prototype Retinal Prosthesis James Weiland, Ph.D. Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California The U.S. Department of Energy's Artificial Sight Program Elias Greenbaum, Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee A 16-Channel stimulator ASIC for use in an intracortical visual prosthesis Phillip R. Troyk, Ph.D. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois Two approaches to the Optic Nerve Visual Prosthesis Jean Delbeke, M.D. University Cath de Louvain, Louvain, Belgium Design and Implementation of High Power Efficiency Modules for a Cortical Visual Stimulator Mohammad Sawan, Ph.D. Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada Remaining funds from the grant were used to support Dr. Weiland's travel to the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in May 2006, with DOE approval, where several projects, supported by the DOE artificial retina program, were presented.

  8. Northwestern University University Police

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    Ottino, Julio M.

    Sex Crimes Prevention Act (Sex Offender Registration) 37 Missing Student 39 Emergency Preparedness 47 University Police 5 Data Collection / Publication 5 Crime, Emergency Reporting and Response 6 Campus Security Authorities (federally mandated crime reporters) 8 Voluntary, Confidential Reporting 8 Timely Warnings 12

  9. Northwestern University University Police

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    Ottino, Julio M.

    Sex Crimes Prevention Act (Sex Offender Registration) 25 Crisis Management 32 International ISOS 34 University Police 4 Data Collection / Publication 4 Crime, Emergency Reporting and Response 5 Campus Security Authorities (federally mandated crime reporters) 6 Voluntary, Confidential Reporting 6 Timely Warnings 9

  10. Northwestern University University Services

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    machines on both campuses and operate refund banks. Ellen Barnes, Manager: 847.491.3274 WildCARD The Wild: northwestern.edu/uservices Revised August 2015 Vending We manage the numerous beverage and snack vending access to university buildings and events; ride shuttles; complete transactions with ATMs; purchase food

  11. Consequences for special relativity theory of restoring Einstein's neglected additive constants in the Lorentz Transformation

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    J. H. Field

    2012-10-08

    Evaluation of the additive constants in the space-time Lorentz transformation equations required, according to Einstein, to correctly describe synchronised clocks at different spatial locations, reveals the spurious and unphysical nature of the 'relativity of simultaneity' and 'length contraction' effects of conventional special relativity. Unlike time dilation, there is no experimental evidence for these putative effects. Only a universal (position independent) time dilation effect for different inertial frames distinguishes special from Galilean relativity.

  12. Special nuclear material simulation device

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    Leckey, John H.; DeMint, Amy; Gooch, Jack; Hawk, Todd; Pickett, Chris A.; Blessinger, Chris; York, Robbie L.

    2014-08-12

    An apparatus for simulating special nuclear material is provided. The apparatus typically contains a small quantity of special nuclear material (SNM) in a configuration that simulates a much larger quantity of SNM. Generally the apparatus includes a spherical shell that is formed from an alloy containing a small quantity of highly enriched uranium. Also typically provided is a core of depleted uranium. A spacer, typically aluminum, may be used to separate the depleted uranium from the shell of uranium alloy. A cladding, typically made of titanium, is provided to seal the source. Methods are provided to simulate SNM for testing radiation monitoring portals. Typically the methods use at least one primary SNM spectral line and exclude at least one secondary SNM spectral line.

  13. Some Paradoxes in Special Relativity

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    Ying-Qiu Gu

    2009-09-26

    The special theory of relativity is the foundation of modern physics, but its unusual postulate of invariant vacuum speed of light results in a number of plausible paradoxes. This situation leads to radical criticisms and suspicions against the theory of relativity. In this paper, from the perspective that the relativity is nothing but a geometry, we give a uniform resolution to some famous and typical paradoxes such as the ladder paradox, the Ehrenfest's rotational disc paradox. The discussion shows that all the paradoxes are caused by misinterpretation of concepts. We misused the global simultaneity and the principle of relativity. As a geometry of Minkowski space-time, special relativity can never result in a logical contradiction.

  14. Introduction to Doubly Special Relativity

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    Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman

    2004-05-29

    In these notes, based on the lectures given at 40th Winter School on Theoretical Physics, I review some aspects of Doubly Special Relativity (DSR). In particular, I discuss relation between DSR and quantum gravity, the formal structure of DSR proposal based on $\\kappa$-Poincar\\'e algebra and non-commutative $\\kappa$-Minkowski space-time, as well us some results and puzzles related to DSR phenomenology.

  15. Two Theories of Special Relativity ?

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    Elemer E. Rosinger

    2010-06-16

    Recently, [3], it was shown that Special Relativity is in fact based on one single physical axiom which is that of Reciprocity. Originally, Einstein, [1], established Special Relativity on two physical axioms, namely, the Galilean Relativity and the Constancy of the Speed of Light in inertial reference frames. Soon after, [4,5], it was shown that the Galilean Relativity alone is sufficient for Special Relativity. Here it is important to note that, implicitly, three more assumptions have been used on space-time coordinate transformations, namely, the homogeneity of space-time, the isotropy of space, and a mathematical condition of smoothness type. In [3], a boundedness condition on space-time coordinate transformations is used instead of a usual mathematical smoothness type condition. In this paper it is shown that the respective boundedness condition is closely related to a Principle of Transformation Increment Ratio Limitation, or in short, PTIRL, which has an obvious physical meaning. It is also shown that PTIRL is {\\it not} a stronger assumption than that of the mentioned boundedness in [3]. Of interest is the fact that, by formulating PTIRL as a physical axiom, the possibility is opened up for the acceptance, or on the contrary, rejection of this physical axiom PTIRL, thus leading to {\\it two} possible theories of Special Relativity. And to add further likelihood to such a possibility, the rejection of PTIRL leads easily to effects which involve unlimited time and/or space intervals, thus are not accessible to usual experimentation for the verification of their validity, or otherwise.

  16. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Robinson R-22/R-44 Special Training and Experience Requirements

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Requirements Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 73 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...61, SFAR No. 73 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 73—Robinson...

  17. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Robinson R-22/R-44 Special Training and Experience Requirements

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    2010-01-01

    ...Requirements Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 73 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION... Pt. 61, SFAR 73 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 73—Robinson...

  18. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Robinson R-22/R-44 Special Training and Experience Requirements

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Requirements Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 73 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION... Pt. 61, SFAR 73 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 73—Robinson...

  19. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Robinson R-22/R-44 Special Training and Experience Requirements

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Requirements Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 73 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION... Pt. 61, SFAR 73 Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 73—Robinson...

  20. 14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - Robinson R-22/R-44 Special Training and Experience Requirements

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

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