Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joanna Kiryluk Measurements of the double spin asymmetry #12;2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joanna Kiryluk Gluons? Orbital momentum? Call this talk g1 ~ LO NLO #12;3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joanna Kiryluk Inclusive jet production
Brodie, Carolyn S.
Discusses the classic children's book "The Snowman," by Raymond Briggs, and lists connections to the book in different formats; extension ideas; other picture books that feature snow; information books about snow; videos; a CD-ROM; Web sites related to the book; and Web sites with information about snow. (LRW)
to repeat Talk available online #12; If things don't change: textbooks will be history in five years #12 Computer WW W Inter-Institutional Network of Servers Connecting Universities and Schools #12; Pages, movies
of conflict discussions. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association with low self-esteem derogate a partner's sacrifices. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the American1 JOANNA E. ANDERSON CURRICULUM VITAE Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Psychology Cornell
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Solar influences on Climate PROFESSOR JOANNA HAIGH Executive summary THE SUN PROVIDES THE ENERGY THAT DRIVES THE EARTH'S CLIMATE system. Variations in the composition and intensity of incident solar and additional to those from man-made climate change. In the current epoch, solar variation impacts on regional
William Briggs, MD, established himself as one of the first ophthalmic physicians, whom today we would call a neuro-ophthalmologist, to practice in the United Kingdom. After graduating with an MD from Cambridge in 1677, and while a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, he carried out original studies in visual anatomy and physiology. He described and named the optic papilla and the retinal nerve fibers in his book Ophthalmographia, published in 1676. He published his New Theory of Vision in 1682. While at Cambridge, he was a contemporary and a friend of Isaac Newton, with whom Briggs worked but who, in matters of visual anatomy and physiology, came to reach different conclusions from Briggs. In 1683, Briggs came to London to practice as a physician at St. Thomas' Hospital, where he established a considerable reputation as an ophthalmologist. For political reasons he was forced to resign from the Hospital prematurely. PMID:11525793
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Joanna Norton 1 01/03/2010 Prévalence des troubles psychiatriques en médecine générale selon le. NORTON JOANNA*# , DE ROQUEFEUIL GUILHEM*# , DAVID MICHEL** , BOULENGER JEAN-PHILIPPE* , RITCHIE KAREN 5, France Tel : 04 99 61 45 70 Fax : 04 99 61 45 79 Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org Ce travail est issu d
Orrenius, Pia M.; Zavodny, Madeline
The authors agree with Vernon M. Briggs, Jr., that U.S. immigration policy has had unexpected consequences. The 1965 immigration reforms led to unanticipated chain migration from developing countries whereas the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act failed to slow unauthorized immigration. The result is a large foreign-born population with…
Lowenthal, Werner; Meth, Hilda
A study to determine if there are any relationships between the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory personality preferences and academic performance in schools of pharmacy is discussed. Differences in academic performance that could be related to gender are reported. (Author/MLW)
the name of others [65, p. 8].3 2 Napier's Descriptio (1614) In 1614, John Napier (1550Â1617) published hisA reconstruction of Briggs' Logarithmorum chilias prima (1617) Denis Roegel 6 December 2010 table of decimal loga- rithms, published in 1617, and of which this document gives a reconstruction
Briggs, Frank H.
NEUTRAL HYDROGEN IN THE UNIVERSE F. H. BRIGGS Australian National University, Mount Stromlo 76, Epping, NSW 1710, Australia E-mail: email@example.com Neutral atomic hydrogen is an endangered species at the present age of the Uni- verse. When hydrogen is dispersed at low density
REVIEW B cells flying solo Joanna Groom and Fabienne Mackay Systemic autoimmunity such as systemic represents a new pathogenic mechanism in autoimmunity. Immunology and Cell Biology (2008) 86, 40Â46; doi:10.1038/sj.icb.7100142 Keywords: BAFF; survival; autoimmunity; B lymophocytes; Toll-like receptors Immunology
Sliding Friction with Polymer Brushes Rafael Tadmor,* Joanna Janik, and Jacob Klein Department) Using high-resolution shear force measurements, we examine in detail the frictional drag between rubbing characteristic of kinetic friction. This has a very weak velocity dependence, attributed to chain moieties
Gary L. Achtemeier
The Briggs Equations for plume rise from industrial and power plant stacks have been extensively validated with stack plume observations. Daysmoke, a plume rise model developed for the simulation of smoke plumes from prescribed burns, was matched with the Briggs Equations for a wide range of plume diameters and for stack-level wind speeds ranging from 2.5 m sec -1 to
Morris, Barry Alan
Discusses the failure of Joe Bob Briggs' parody of "We Are the World" in terms of the development of the communal sense that creates a set of group norms, which in turn create "phantom constraints" of which the parody's author may not be aware.(NKA)
Aviles, Christopher B.
Social work educators are being called upon more often to deliver employee workplace seminars for community agencies on a variety of topics ranging from burnout and stress management to improving workplace communication and managing workplace conflicts. One tool that addresses workplace communication is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). It…
McCaulley, Mary H.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was developed specifically to make possible the implementation of Carl Jung's theory of type and is concerned mainly with conscious elements of the personality. It assumes that to function well, an individual must have a well-developed system for perception and a well-developed system for making decisions or…
A survey conducted in February 1990 asked 100 librarians to respond to a mailed Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a widely used personality survey that determines Jungian personality types. The results of the MBTI can be applied to building work teams in the library. Forty-eight librarians responded to the survey. Their responses were tallied…
Amato, Christie H.; Amato, Louis H.
This article examines the relationship between student perceptions of team learning experience and communication style. Student group learning perceptions were evaluated and team communication style was measured using dyads derived from Myers-Briggs personality profiles. Groups containing similar personalities were classified as compatible,…
Whitney, Gloria D.
A study involving 211 students enrolled in eight sections of a general psychology course at Brevard Community College was conducted to determine if the course activities and testing methods were biased toward certain personality types, as defined by the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI); and to evaluate the usefulness of the MBTI as a learning…
Stricker, Lawrence J.; Ross, John
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a Jungian-oriented self-report inventory which classifies people into dichotomous categories along four scales: extraversion-introversion, sensation-intuition, thinking-feeling, and judgment-perception. Introduced in 1942, the scoring and items have changed after several items analyses. Form F contains 51 phrase…
Dillon, Michael; Weissman, Shel
Examined relationship between Holland's personality types as measured by the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory and Jung's personality types as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. College students' (N=394) responses to the two instruments revealed significant associations between certain types based on interests and preferences.…
Introduction: The study presented here was designed to determine whether there were significant differences in the frequency and preference scores of personality functions and the frequency of personality types, as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), by gender, school level, and level of visual function, of students with visual…
Kaufman, Glennis A.
.R. Shaver, E. Pendall, and M.B. Cleary. 2008. Shrub encroachment in North American grasslands: Shifts in managed American plains bison. Journal of Heredity doi:10.1093/jhered/ess095. Knapp, A.K., J. M. Briggs and K. Schollmeyer . 2006. Ecology needs archaeologists: Archaeology needs ecologists. Frontiers
Decision Support for Planning Multi-Modal Urban Travel Dr. Joanna Hartley, Prof. Andre Bargiela emissions (DETR, 1998). This clearly indicates that the cumulative emissions of road vehicles must public transport and assistance with planning travel. A multi-objective optimisation algorithm
Deloach, Scott A.
, Air Force Institute of Technology 2950 P Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765 sdeloach complete agent programming environments, testbeds, environment simulators, component libraries were created from scratch in general purpose programming languages, through the appearance of the first
Fern, Xiaoli Zhang
Audio Classification of Bird Species: a Statistical Manifold Approach Forrest Briggs, Raviv Raichfirstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Our goal is to automatically identify which species of bird is present in an audio recording using supervised learning. Devising effective algorithms for bird species classification is a preliminary step
Aviles, Christopher B.
The Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) can be helpful in personal, career, and marriage counseling; conflict and stress management; team building; and understanding managerial and learning styles. It has great potential to be utilized in human services organizations for training purposes because it offers a way to conceptualize employee…
Berry, Priscilla; Wood, Cindy; Thornton, Barry
Globalization and domestic competition are forcing businesses to rethink the human resources utilization process, and one method for considering again this challenge is creating a team culture. One key to this process for human resources development is the understanding of how to create the most successful teams. The use of the Myers-Briggs Type…
"Newsweek" ran an article on "The Homosexual Teacher" in December 1978. At the end of a tumultuous two-year period framed by Anita Bryant's anti-gay campaign in South Florida and John Briggs' proposition to bar gay and lesbian educators from working in California public schools, reporters concluded, "Most homosexual teachers are deeply plagued by…
Mumby, Peter J.
Solar Cycle Signals in the Pacific and the Issue of Timings INDRANI ROY AND JOANNA D. HAIGH, in final form 21 December 2011) ABSTRACT The solar cycle signal in sea level pressure during 1856Â2007 is analyzed. Using composites of data from JanuaryÂFebruary in solar cycle peak years the strong positive
Mental health intervention and child development: Evidence from Pakistan Sonia Bhalotra, Joanna Development Research Foundation). #12;1 Introduction Mental health began receiving more attention) published a report in 2001 highlighting the fact that understanding mental health is important in relation
This paper discusses aspects of Austrian and Finnish female business students' responses to the acts and speech of Joanna Kramer in the Oscar winning American film Kramer vs. Kramer. Of special interest are their distinctive conceptions of \\
Design and Testing of a Self-Mooring AUV Brian McCarter, Robert Briggs, Stephen Portner, Dan is to deploy bottom-mounted sensors without the need for a support ship to visit the mooring location the design of the full-scale vehicle and present results from field trials. I. INTRODUCTION Autonomous
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to room temperature and superconducting for thicknesses down to 100 Ĺ. Results showing a reduction kept at room temperature. The deposited films are then annealed at 650 ~C yielding CoSi2 film thicknessL-979 Superconductivity in ultra-thin CoSi2 epitaxial films P. A. Badoz (1), A. Briggs (2), E
Lindsey, William H.
The study attempted to determine if there is a relationship between user's psychological personality types, measured by the Myers Briggs Type Indicator[R] (MBTI[R]) and distinct measures of usability measured by the Software Usability Measurement Inventory (SUMI). The study was expected to provide an answer to the following basic research…
Curran, Joanna C.
The Implications of Horizontal and Complete Dam Removals on the Downstream Channel Bed Joanna Crowe, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia The number of dams in the U.S. is estimated at over 2 million. Most are small dams, less than 4 meters high, built approximately 100 years ago. Many
Curran, Joanna C.
, miles of highway, and numerous other structures throughout the United States. All of these structures changes brought on by floodplain gravel mining. An evaluation of differences in sediment supply and Joanna C. Curran Texas State University Abstract: There are countless bridges, buildings, parking lots
Meyers, Marc A.
Structure and mechanical properties of crab exoskeletons Po-Yu Chen *, Albert Yu-Min Lin, Joanna Mc Abstract The structure and mechanical properties of the exoskeleton (cuticle) of the sheep crab (Loxorhynchus grandis) were investigated. The crab exoskeleton is a natural composite consisting of highly
Szabo, Erik; Sevcík, Peter
Novel aspects of influence of gas evolution on oscillating chemical reaction are considered on a model of the modified Briggs-Rauscher reaction with acetone. The mechanism proposed by Noyes with Furrow and De Kepper with Epstein, adapted for acetone and expanded with oxygen evolution and first-order escape of iodine by interphase transport, was subjected to further extension, and calculations assuming direct proportionality of the rate of iodine escape on the surface area of the oxygen gas trapped in the solution as well as calculations considering first-order back-flow of iodine from the gas phase into the solution were performed. Furthermore, the concentrations of iodine vapors were considered to be variable within the bubble population, as all the bubbles are not in contact with the reaction mixture for the same length of time. Distribution functions of the surface size over the range of concentrations of iodine in the contacting gas phase were introduced and derived, and whereas they were proved not to play any role in the total intensity of iodine return when it is first-order, the article also demonstrates their explicit consideration in calculations to be essential if the dependence of the rate of iodine return into the solution on its concentration is not linear, for example, in future extensions of the model with bubble radius also considered variable. PMID:20666537
Huhns, Michael N.
19716-2586 email@example.com 3 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Air Force Institute programming environments, testbeds, environment simulators, component libraries, and specification tools scratch in general purpose programming languages, through the appearance of the first generally avail
Bouchard, T J; Hur, Y M
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was administered to a sample of 61 monozygotic twins reared apart (MZA), 49 dizygotic twins reared apart (DZA), and 92 spouses, who participated in the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart (MISTRA) from 1979 to 1995. Twins' scores on the continuous scales were subjected to behavior genetic model-fitting procedures. Extraversion-Introversion and Thinking-Feeling yielded heritabilities of about .60, consisting largely of nonadditive genetic variance. Sensing-Intuition and Judgment-Perception yielded heritabilities of about .40, consisting largely of additive genetic variance. Spouse correlations for three of the four scales were near zero and not statistically significant; one spouse correlation (Sensing-Intuition) was modestly positive and statistically significant. PMID:9529660
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of Pennsylvania, USA Peter L. Falkingham University of Manchester, UK Science Communication with Dinosaurs of IGI Global is prohibited. Chapter 24 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-116-0.ch024 INTRODUCTION Dinosaurs- derstood by non-specialist audiences. Dinosaurs, however, are in a unique position. These animals have
temperature silicon oxide (LTO), and doped oxides such as borophosphosilicate glass (BPSG) and phosphosilicate by layer growth and highly conformal coating of extreme high aspect ratio topography. Plasma capability
This article concentrates on the development of institutional economic theories which have begun to study institutions and their role in the economic development and behavior since the very end of the 19th century. Institutional theories have been a critical reaction to the almost complete ignorance of institutions in the neoclassical economics. This reaction has manifested itself in two very different
Hayden, Mary F., Ed.; And Others
This newsletter theme issue focuses on the need to accelerate the closing of institutions for people with mental retardation. Articles are by both current and former residents of institutions and by professionals, and include: "The Realities of Institutions" (Tia Nelis); "I Cry Out So That I Won't Go Insane" (Mary F. Hayden); "Trends in…
This is the home page of the Smithsonian Institution. The main web site provides access to online exhibits, education resources, library catalogs and archives, and publications. There are also links to each of the Institution's many museums, research centers, and outreach programs. Other materials include links to Smithsonian television programs, podcasts, and blogs.
The Sustainability Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides information, analysis, and practical demonstrations that help promote the development of sustainable systems locally, regionally, and globally. Users can read about recent projects and services that the Sustainability Institute has been involved in .
Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory
Discusses recent work on scientific institutions in the United States, indicating that although historians have explored the origins of institutions, few have pursued these organizations into their later and perhaps equally complex years. Learned/professional organizations, museums, publications, and philanthropy are among the major topic areas…
to answer 1. What is the product? lumber, telephone pole, toilet paper, ... 2. What is the end use of the product? Lumber as floor joist, wall stud, door framing 3. What are the performance requirements on performance 1.Stiffness (MOE) & strength (MOR) Knots Increase ? Lower stiffness and strength Density Decrease
The Phenomenology Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursues "a broad range of research in particle physics theory and phenomenology." At this website, users can view concise summaries of its many focuses including in neutrino physics, string theory and extra dimensions, and electroweak physics. Visitors can find links to the homepages of many of the researchers involved with the Institute. The website features the upcoming and past events held by the Institute such as the Pheno Symposiums. Individuals can examine abstracts and compressed postscripts of the phenomenology preprints since 1994 as well as articles about the newest issues in phenomenology written for the popular press.
The Urban Institute is a Washington DC-based, nonprofit organization devoted to economic and social policy research. Its Website holds a wealth of information featuring in-depth reports on social and economic issues facing the US and abroad. These reports are updated frequently and focus on such issues as American health care reform, child support, and social security. The Research section contains a huge database of Urban Institute reports and can be searched by topic, author, and date. The site also links to Urban Institute special programs including the National Center for Charitable Statistics and The Retirement Project.
The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute has as its mission to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature, prevalence and distribution of life in the universe. The Web site contains the history and makeup of the institute, a science section that details ongoing projects and explains its telescope arrays, an education and outreach area, and other interesting news and facts. The page also links users to external resources on the web pertaining to this type of research.
The goal of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado is to "advance human health and welfare by exploring critical frontiers of unknown biology and translating new knowledge to practical applications." The Institute's work includes educating new teams of interdisciplinary scientists and expanding Colorado's leadership in biotechnology. Visitors can browse through eight primary sections, including News, Facilities, and Education, among others. Faculty & Research is a great place to start; it provides information about BioFrontiers's work in large datasets covering genomics, biophysics and imaging, and chemical biology and drug development. The News area features links to an engaging blog, updates about discoveries, and so on. Users can also sign up to receive the latest updates from the Biofrontiers Institute via email.
The mission of the Earth Institute at Columbia University is to help the world achieve sustainability by expanding understanding of the Earth as one integrated system. Through research, education, and the practical application of research to real-world challenges, the Institute addresses nine interconnected global issues: climate and society, water, energy, poverty, ecosystems, public health, food and nutrition, and hazards and urbanization. The Institute's site offers a collection of videotaped events, including the biannual "State of the Planet" conferences, 2002-08, a Distinguished Lecture series, and the Sustainable Development seminar series, as well as e-seminars and e-briefings, information about funding opportunities, and information about educational opportunities at Columbia.
By putting teachers back into an intense learning and leadership environment, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is embarking on a major effort to improve the mathematics and science education of the nation’s youth. The three-year $5.5 million Teacher Institute project in Park City, Utah, involves middle and high school mathematics teachers from three school districts, including a small system in McAllen, Texas, and larger systems in Cincinnati, Ohio and Seattle, Washington. In summer resident sessions, the institute at Park City will train middle and secondary school teachers to become teacher-leaders.
The Cato Institute is a think tank based on "limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace." It's Web site is highlighted by the full text of many of its Briefing Papers, all of its Foreign Policy Briefing Series, over 100 of its Policy Analysis Series, all of its Social Security Privatization Series, and articles from its semi-monthly Cato Policy Reports (under Publications and Broadcasts). In addition, the site offers information about the Institute, its staff, its events, and its other publications.
Wolfe, Patrick J.
Gilder Lewis P. Jones, III William Lewis Robert McG. Lilley Joanna Lipper Mark C. Mamolen Donald B of Arts and Sciences Henry Rosovsky, Jeremy Knowles, and William C. Kirby; Dean of the Faculty of Arts. Named after the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, William Edward
Wolfe, Patrick J.
. Brandon Fradd Richard Gilder Lewis P. Jones III William Lewis Robert McG. Lilley Joanna Lipper Mark C and Sciences Henry Rosovsky, Jeremy Knowles, and William C. Kirby; Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
Goguen, Joseph; Rosu, Grigore; Norvig, Peter (Technical Monitor)
Institutions formalize the intuitive notion of logical system, including both syntax and semantics. A surprising number of different notions of morphisim have been suggested for forming categories with institutions as objects, and a surprising variety of names have been proposed for them. One goal of this paper is to suggest a terminology that is both uniform and informative to replace the current rather chaotic nomenclature. Another goal is to investigate the properties and interrelations of these notions. Following brief expositions of indexed categories, twisted relations, and Kan extensions, we demonstrate and then exploit the duality between institution morphisms in the original sense of Goguen and Burstall, and the 'plain maps' of Meseguer, obtaining simple uniform proofs of completeness and cocompleteness for both resulting categories; because of this duality, we prefer the name 'comorphism' over 'plain map.' We next consider 'theoroidal' morphisms and comorphisims, which generalize signatures to theories, finding that the 'maps' of Meseguer are theoroidal comorphisms, while theoroidal morphisms are a new concept. We then introduce 'forward' and 'semi-natural' morphisms, and appendices discuss institutions for hidden algebra, universal algebra, partial equational logic, and a variant of order sorted algebra supporting partiality.
Harris, Zelema M.
Although incivility and conflict have long plagued community colleges and other educational institutions, recent budget declines have made this situation more critical. In the past, those who disagreed could be bought off and organizations tended to hire layers of people to perform tasks that one person with a personal computer can perform today.…
Smith, Carly Parnitzke; Freyd, Jennifer J
A college freshman reports a sexual assault and is met with harassment and insensitive investigative practices leading to her suicide. Former grade school students, now grown, come forward to report childhood abuse perpetrated by clergy, coaches, and teachers--first in trickles and then in waves, exposing multiple perpetrators with decades of unfettered access to victims. Members of the armed services elect to stay quiet about sexual harassment and assault during their military service or risk their careers by speaking up. A Jewish academic struggles to find a name for the systematic destruction of his people in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. These seemingly disparate experiences have in common trusted and powerful institutions (schools, churches, military, government) acting in ways that visit harm upon those dependent on them for safety and well-being. This is institutional betrayal. The purpose of this article is to describe psychological research that examines the role of institutions in traumatic experiences and psychological distress following these experiences. We demonstrate the ways in which institutional betrayal has been left unseen by both the individuals being betrayed as well as the field of psychology and introduce means by which to identify and address this betrayal. PMID:25197837
Rowan, S.S.; Berwager, S.D. (Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (US))
The institutional obligation is to act to meet primary responsibilities in the face of risks. There are risks involved in taking action, both of a quantifiable and unquantifiable nature. This paper explores weighing the risks, choosing approaches that balance primary obligations with broader ones, and presenting ethical philosophies upon which policies and strategies are based. Federal government organizations and utilities--and Bonneville Power Administration qualifies as both--have a variety of responsibilities to the public they serve. The common responsibility is that of service; for Bonneville the primary responsibility is to serve the energy related needs. It is this primary institutional obligation, as it relates to other responsibilities--and the resulting strategy for handling indoor air quality in Bonneville's new homes program--that this paper examines.
A professional development gateway for science educators. Provides face-to-face learning opportunities, as well as on-line courses and web seminars year round. Offerings from several respected institutions cover diverse topics in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, math, science education methods and more. Programs range from 90-minute sessions to 50-hour courses. Continuing education units and graduate credits available for some. Tuition fees apply.
Bryson, Joanna J.
-- what should we try to build, and how should we sell it? Robot-oriented ethics are fundamentally of our own culture and intel- ligence. Perhaps unfortunately, we actually have almost as much control
radiation hitting the Earth may produce changes in global and regional climate which are both different and additional to those from man-made climate change. In the current epoch, solar variation impacts on climate large ice sheets, tree rings and ocean sediments. Using careful statistical analysis it is now possible
for specific labeling and imaging Figure 1: 6nm UCP illuminated in C. elegans #12;Why Funnel Like Structures at concentrations of 10 mg/ml and 1 mg/ml Two controls: E. coli OP50 only (typical food source) E. coli OP50 and 6nm structures out of PDMS Transferred several worms to an agar plate without food Plasma treated the PDMS
Curran, Joanna C.
February 28, 2011 -- Deciding the fate of an aging dam can be a difficult process. Dam removal can cost with dam removal. "There are millions of small dams that range in size throughout this country," she said with dams," she said. "They will understand how much sediment may go downstream through this kind of removal
Bryson, Joanna J.
of the intentions of this project, not to date fully realized, was to test Dennett's multiple drafts theory to approach the truth probabilistically by demonstrating evidence anyone can replicate and test themselves. Mathematical proof takes accepted starting points and applies reliable operators to build knowledge
, making way for all learners to participate fully in mainstream classrooms and other inclusive learning students. Many of our faculty members hold dual appointments in the School of Education and another college, counseling and instructional technology. Our undergraduate and graduate students as well as our faculty come
The Krell Institute, whose name comes from a 1956 science fiction movie "The Forbidden Planet," aims to "provide superior technical resources, knowledge and experience in managing technology-based education and information programs." The Instituteâ??s primary activities include offering a fellowship for graduate studies in computational science, educational outreach programs, educational conferences, and a K-12 professional development and curriculum called Adventures in Supercomputing. The Learning Center section provides a wealth of website links to research centers, articles, journals, and web-based courses all relating to computational science.
The SETI Institute is dedicated to scientific research, education and public outreach and seeks to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. SETI offers a number of professional development opportunities, curriculum guides, classes, research opportunities and travel excursions with SETI educators. Information on many SETI publications is available, including sample lessons, teaching packages, and reviews of curriculum and publications. The online interactive game, Who’s Out There, explores the issues facing the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and the SETI Radio Network offers podcasts of various lectures and forums.
Joining the team A new member of staff has recently joined the Institute of Physics Education Department (Schools and Colleges) team. (Dr) Steven Chapman will have managerial responsibility for physics education issues in the 11 - 16 age range, particularly on the policy side. He will work closely with Mary Wood, who spends much of her time out and about doing the practical things to support physics education pre-16. Catherine Wilson will be spending more of her time working to support the Post-16 Physics Initiative but retains overall responsibility for the department. Steven graduated in Physics and Astronomy and then went on to do his doctorate at Sussex University. He stayed in the research field for a while, including a period at NPL. Then, having decided to train as a teacher, he taught for the last five years, most recently at a brand new school in Sutton where he was Head of Physics. Physics update Dates for `Physics Update' courses in 2000, intended for practising science teachers, are as follows: 1 - 3 April: Malvern College 9 - 10 June: Stirling University 8 - 10 July: York University 8 - 10 December: Oxford University The deadline for applications for the course to be held on 11 - 13 December 1999 at the School of Physics, Exeter University, is 12 November, so any late enquiries should be sent to Leila Solomon at The Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London W1N 3DH (tel: 020 7470 4821) right away. Name that teacher! Late nominations are still welcome for the Teachers of Physics/Teachers of Primary Science awards for the year 2000. Closing date for nominations is `the last week in November'. Further details can be obtained from Catherine Wilson or Barbara Hill in the Institute's Education Department. Forward and back! The Education Group's one-day meeting on 13 November is accepting bookings until almost the last minute, so don't delay your application! The day is entitled `Post-16 physics: Looking forward, learning from the past' and it aims to celebrate the Group's 50th anniversary by examining what has been done, focusing on why and how it was done, with lessons and ambitions for the future. The meeting will be held at Institute Headquarters and the programme is as follows: 10.45 - 11.00 Welcome and introduction (Philip Britton: Chair of the Education Group) 11.00 - 11.45 Examinations and assessment through the ages (Tim Akrill, Chief Examiner for A-level Physics with Edexcel) 11.45 - 12.30 Curriculum reform in physics, past, present and future (Professor Jon Ogborn, Director of the Post-16 Physics Initiative) 14.00 - 14.15 Physics education and the Institute of Physics, some personal reflections (speaker to be announced) 14.15 - 15.00 Connecting with Advancing Physics: the first year in HE physics (Professor Mick Brown, University of Cambridge) 15.15 - 15.35 Physics education, the next 50 years! (Ken Dobson, Honorary Editor of Physics Education) The day should hold something for everyone, so reserve your place if you can. Schools and Colleges lecture Dr Zbig Sobiesierski of the University of the West of England is the 1999 - 2000 Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges lecturer, touring the country with his talk `Seeing is believing?'. He will demonstrate the different physical ways in which we can both make and mix colour and will then proceed to discuss why our eyes respond to light in the way they do. The lecture will be aimed primarily at students aged 14 and above, but it will also be suitable for older audiences. The intention, as with previous series, will be to show the relevance of the physics concepts to the members of the audience and the world in which they live. To find out more about the lecture in your area and to make a booking, contact should be made with the local organizer (full details of the list can be obtained from Catherine Wilson at Institute Headquarters). The dates and venues planned so far are as follows: 1 Nov: Northern College, Aberdeen 2 Nov: University of St Andrews 3 Nov: Heriot-Watt University 4 Nov: Strathclyde University 17 Nov: York University 24 Nov: Bristol U
Engman, David M.
Breast Cancer Survivorship Program offers comprehensive care and management strategies for the uniquTHE CANCER INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CANCER SURVIVORSHIP INSTITUTE THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE #12;THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE Today more than ever, cancer survivors
JOB DESCRIPTION: Zuckerman Institute Scientific Computing Specialist Grade home of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute (Zuckerman Institute). The mission of the Zuckerman Institute Research Computing group
J.I. Rodale was into organic farming for many decades before it became a bit more "hip". The Rodale Institute has been doing research on organic farming versus conventional farming for over 60 years, and their website is aimed at farmers, gardeners, and the general public alike. The "New Farm" link is the online incarnation of their print publication that has been providing "farmer-to-farmer resources, articles and personal stories" for over 29 years. Under the "Tools" menu in New Farm, visitors and farmers can find a "Crop Conversion Calculator", "Organic Price Report", and "NewFarm Forums". The Crop Conversion Chart gives five choices of crops, soybeans, oats, corn, wheat, and barley to compare, and shows how many pounds of CO2 will be saved based on the number of acres planted organically, and how many cars would be removed from the world as a result. The "Nutrition" link presents visitors with "Research", "Organic News", and even book reviews. There is also an "Advocacy" heading with a request to support Farm to School funding "to boost health, students, farms".
Whitaker, Ann; Steadman, Jackie; Little, Sally; Underwood, Debra; Blackman, Mack; Simonds, Judy
This report documents a study conducted by the MSFC working group on Institutes in 1995 on the structure, organization and business arrangements of Institutes at a time when the agency was considering establishing science institutes. Thirteen institutes, ten science centers associated with the state of Georgia, Stanford Research Institute (SRI), and IIT Research Institute (IITRI), and general data on failed institutes were utilized to form this report. The report covers the working group's findings on institute mission, structure, director, board of directors/advisors, the working environment, research arrangements, intellectual property rights, business management, institute funding, and metrics.
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Environmental Change Institute 2012/13 eci Environmental Change Institute #12;ii Environmental 06 Educating environmental leaders 08 Centre for interdisciplinary doctoral training 10 A thriving, Dumfriesshire (ECI) #12;1 The Environmental Change Institute has 21 years' experience in helping governments
The Aged Care Clinical Fellowship, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and conducted through the Joanna Briggs Institute is an initiative designed to improve the care of older Australians through clinical leadership and promotion of best practice. This paper outlines one of the projects undertaken at Carinya of Bicton, a residential aged high care facility, using an audit and feedback process to implement best practice standards in the use of physical restraint. Aims? Between 12% and 47% of residents in residential care facilities are restrained; however, initial observation of residents restrained in the project facility showed that restraint devices were utilised in up to 40% of residents. Within the aged care sector there has been a shift in attitude to reducing or eliminating restraint in aged care facilities. Restraint is seen as a negative experience for the resident, being associated with physical discomfort, embarrassment and restriction of freedom and of movement. The purpose of the project was to improve practice in the area of physical restraint through the process of auditing current practice against evidence-based, best practice criteria and ultimately to reduce the level of restraint in the facility. Methods? This practice improvement project utilised an audit and implementation cycle. The Joanna Briggs Institute Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System and best practice criteria developed from a systematic review were used to determine compliance with best practice. The Getting Research into Practice module was then employed to develop strategies to improve practice. Results? The follow-up audit indicated there has been a reduction in the number of residents restrained, increased use of alternatives to restraint and an awareness on the part of all care staff of the policies and procedures, which govern the use of restraint in the facility. Conclusions? It is recognised that the success of this project is in part due to the focus of all staff in the area and the support and assistance given to staff by management and the project team. This support will need to continue because while practice has improved in the short term, there are still barriers to change in this area. Also of benefit has been a shift in emphasis of the continuous quality improvement program at the facility to a more clinical focus. Management and staff, especially members of the project team have agreed that this process be utilised to improve practice in a number of other areas such as falls, constipation and behaviour management. PMID:21631831
Abu Dhabi The Petroleum Institute Scholarly Publications 2010 #12;#12;The Petroleum Institute Belhaj Petroleum Engineering Sadoon Morad Petroleum Geosciences Sivakumar Sivasubramaniam College of Arts departments within the Petroleum Institute. Names in bold show Petroleum Institute faculty who are attached
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The Oregon Cancer Center was founded at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in 1992. It became an NCI-designated Cancer Center in 1997. In 2001, the name was changed to the OHSU Cancer Institute. It was renamed the Knight Cancer Institute in 2008. The Institute’s mission is to translate discoveries into better ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat cancer.
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The Stanford Cancer Institute at Stanford University was founded in 2003 and received its NCI designation in 2007. The Institute is a consortium cancer center encompassing Stanford University and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC). The Institute’s research efforts are focused on improving the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for cancer patients, as well as understanding cancer etiologies among diverse populations and reducing the incidence of cancer.
Engman, David M.
DIABETES, OBESITY AND METABOLISM INSTITUTE AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE #12;THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE DIABETES, OBESITY AND METABOLISM INSTITUTE AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE "As we launch the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute at Northwestern Medicine, I
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE 26th Meeting DIRECTOR’S CONSUMER LIAISON GROUP September 13-15, 2004 HOLIDAY INN SELECT BETHESDA 8120 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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The Institute of Petroleum Engineering The Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) is a world leading, specialised centre in research, training and teaching, with the largest petroleum engineering and teaching. Our vision is to be the international institute of choice for research and teaching in petroleum
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Account of the aims and activities of the Netherlands Maritime Institute provided by the Secretary to the Institute's Board of Directors, The Institute's intent is "to promote maritime activities, including the shipbuilding-shipping relationship, in the broadest sense of the word." (Editor/RK)
The Astronomical Institute of Athens is the oldest research institute of modern Greece (it faces the Parthenon). The Astronomical Institute (AI) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) started its observational projects in 1847. The modern computer and research center are housed at the Penteli Astronomical Station with major projects and international collaborations focused on extragalactic ...
The Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (HIA) is the Institute within the NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL of Canada responsible for providing astronomical facilities, and developing related instrumentation and software for Canadian researchers. The Institute was established in 1975, and now operates 1.8 m and 1.2 m optical telescopes at the DOMINION ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY close to Victoria, BC, as we...
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The Cancer Center at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies was established in 1970 and received its NCI designation in 1973. Today, the Cancer Center includes 29 faculty members, 184 postdoctoral researchers, 27 staff researchers and 27 graduate students. It accounts for about half of the Institute’s research.
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between amino acids of prebiotic origin and polyribonucleotides (Gesteland et al. 1999). If the current of the processes that led from the primitive soup into RNA-based life forms. The search for simple organic- vival of amino acids and nucleobases in the Murchison meteorite during a simulated atmospheric entry
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A persistent critique of feminism is that its notion of "gender" privileges white women to the exclusion of non account of what ails feminism with respect to race is the relative absence of women of color, ed. No Permanent Waves: Recasting Histories of U.S. Feminism (New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press
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encroachment in North American grasslands: Shifts in growth form dominance rapidly alters control of ecosystem. Schollmeyer. 2006. Ecology needs archaeologists: Archaeology needs ecologists. Frontiers in Ecology.K. Knapp, J.M. Blair and A. Seery*. 2004. Shrub expansion in mesic grasslands of Central North America
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A survey done properly by accepted and scientifically justifiable techniques can provide information on behalf of the goals of institutional advancement in academe. Deficiencies in institutional research are seen as the result of the lack of guidance on survey design, questionnaire construction, or problem definition in education research texts.…
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FLORIDA TOMATO INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS September 7, 2005 Compiled by: Phyllis Gilreath Extension. Gainesville FLORIDA TOMATO INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS September 7, 2005 Compiled by: Phyllis Gilreath Extension of the Florida Tomato'Address Reggie Brown, Florida Tomato Committee, Maitland 9:20 Methyl Bromide CUE Update
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Built upon a tradition of almost 300 years, the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (AIP) is in an historical sense the successor of one of the oldest astronomical observatories in Germany. It is the first institute in the world which incorporated the term `astrophysical' in its name, and is connected with distinguished scientists such as Karl Schwarzschild and Albert Einstein. The AIP constitutes on...
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University Materials Institute INTRODUCTION The University Materials Science Institute of Alicante the needed multidisciplinary character of the materials area. It is important to highlight the fact participate in the Materials Science PhD program which is imparted at the UA. Scientific research
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE 23RD Meeting DIRECTORS CONSUMER LIAISON GROUP March 13, 2003 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST TELECONFERENCE- AGENDA 2:00 P.M. - 2:05 P.M. I. Welcome and
King, Maxwell C.; Breuder, Robert L.
Reports on the results of an administration of the IGI (Institutional Goals Inventory) to Brevard Community College students, faculty, administrators, and local residents. Recommends that institutional goals be translated into clear, quantifiable objectives so that incremental progress toward them can be measured. (DC)
Growing Strong Industries Developing New Ideas Natural Resources Research Institute Nurturing Natural Resources PRoject HIgHlIgHts #12;Founded by the state legislature in 1983, the Natural Resources Research Institute fosters the economic development of Minnesota's natural resources in an environmentally
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other leading academic or research organizations have joined together to create the NASA Astrobiology Institute. The institute's objectives are to promote, conduct, and lead integrated astrobiology (study of life in the universe) research and to train young researchers. Sections included at the Website are News & Views, Operations, and Learning Center.
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THE CANCER INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE SKIN CANCER INSTITUTE THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE #12;THE INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE "Through the Skin Cancer Institute, we are endeavoring to reverse the growing incidence of all forms of skin cancer by contributing breakthroughs and innovations
Produced annually by the National Science Foundation's Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), the Academic Institutional Profiles are based on three surveys: the National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges (academic R&D expenditures survey); the NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (graduate student survey); and the NSF Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges and Nonprofit Institutions (Federal support survey). Data profiles of individual institutions and rankings for each category are easily accessed via an alphabetical listing or a keyword/ FICE code search engine.
This website presents the Finnish Meteorological Institute's objective "to provide the best possible information about the atmosphere above and around Finland, to ensure public safety relating to atmospheric and airborne hazards, and to satisfy requirements for specialized meteorological products." The site divides the Institute's countless research projects into six main categories: meteorology, air quality, middle and upper atmosphere, space research, climate change, and polar research. Each section contains concise, educational summaries and helpful images. Students can find tutorials about lightning, thunder, northern lights, and temperature. Users who can't seem to find the answers to their meteorological questions can correspond with the Institute's scientists.
The New Buildings Institute promotes "energy efficiency in buildings through policy development, research, guidelines and codes." Substantial information about lighting, architecture, and mechanical systems is available on the institute's homepage. The online reports, tools, and suggested practices come from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the institute itself. A large section of the Web site that can easily be overlooked contains many additional resources about the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. A brief, free registration is required to access certain online publications, such as the 2003 edition of Advanced Lighting Guidelines.
Founded in March 2002, the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) is investigating the potential use of nanotechnology to improve the effectiveness of individual soldiers. The US Army is funding the research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which focuses on three main areas: "protection, performance enhancement, and injury intervention and cure." The ISN homepage has overviews of many different projects, including energy absorbing materials and medical technology. With such a diverse range of research topics, seven multidisciplinary teams are needed for the institute. ISN has been featured in many news articles in 2003, and links to five of the stories are given.
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Ames Laboratory Director Alex King talks about the goals of the Critical Materials Institute in diversifying the supply of critical materials, developing substitute materials, developing tools and techniques for recycling critical materials, and forecasting materials needs to avoid future shortages.
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Ames Laboratory Director Alex King talks about the goals of the Critical Materials Institute in diversifying the supply of critical materials, developing substitute materials, developing tools and techniques for recycling critical materials, and forecasting materials needs to avoid future shortages.
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Get your feet wet at a summer camp that focuses on marine biology. For example, check the Acadia Institute of Oceanography in Seal Harbor, Maine. If you're really interested, try to qualify for a scholarship.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE BOARD OF SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS Ad hoc Working Group Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) Program ROSTER Califano, Andrea, Ph.D. (Chair) Director, Center for the Multiscale Analysis of Genetic Networks Professor
National Cancer Institute Priorities Douglas R. Lowy Deputy Director, NCI SBIR Workshop on Federal Resources May 7, 2013 Long-Term US Mortality Trends with Average Annual Percentage Change 2000-2009 By Cancer Site* Average Annual Percent Change
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The mission of the Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI) is to create and disseminate new tools, methods, knowledge, and technologies that promote, enable and support environmental, economic, and societal sustainability principles.
The Earth Policy Institute provides a vision of a sustainable society as well as a roadmap to achieve an environmentally sustainable economy. The website also showcases extensive resources on sustainable development, including a list of links for web sites.
Founded in 1961, the Marketing Science Institute is "a learning organization dedicated to bridging the gap between marketing science theory and business practice." The Institute's work includes academic research on a range of marketing subjects and topics of importance to business. On the homepage, visitors can learn about the Institute via six sections that include News, Research, Events, and Publications. The Publications area is a good place to start, as it includes working papers, conference summaries, and information about recent research projects. Not all of the materials are available for free, but many of them feature basic summaries. Moving on, the Research area contains information about upcoming research projects, along with information on research competitions. The site is rounded out by the News area, which contains updates about the Institute's research associates and upcoming conferences and lectures.
Established in 1956 on the campus of Rutgers University, the Eagleton Institute of Politics is dedicated to exploring state and national politics through research, education, and public service. Under the directorship of Professor Ruth B. Mandel, the Institute contains a number of centers and programs, such as the Center for American Women and Politics and the Center for Public Interest Polling. Visitors can peruse the sites of each of these specialized areas, or they may also want to begin by looking over the "Take Note" area on the Institute's home page. Recently featured items in this section include the results of a survey of college students' beliefs about the political system and a full-length report on the state of philanthropy in New Jersey. The site also includes materials about upcoming events at the Institute, along with opportunities for students.
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SkIO is a multidisciplinary research institution within the University System of Georgia and is located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island, 16 miles southeast of Savannah. The Institute sits on the banks of the Skidaway River, with access to a diverse range of estuarine and coastal habitats. Site features a wealth of information regarding SkIO's research and education programs. Data, figures, and more are available in the Research section.
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal created the Electronic Commerce Institute (ECI) in 1990 in order to promote and foster the growth of ecommerce applications within the Montreal business community. The ECI Website offers basic information about the Institute and about its courses, events, and services. Along with an excellent ecommerce guide for small businesses, Web reference resources and a suppliers directory are provided. Users should be aware that several sections and links are in French.
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The leading question of this Forest Policy and Economics special issue is whether, how and to what extent forest governance processes can be better understood by means of discourse analysis and the science-policy interface. This article focuses on discourses only, but it does so from an institutional perspective. The reasons to advocate this so-called discursive-institutional approach are threefold: (1) to
Most visitors to the Smithsonian Institution's museums in Washington, DC may not be aware of the activities of their Tropical Research Institute, which may have something to do with the fact that is located in Panama. The Institute's history stretches back to the early years of the 20th century, when one of its prime directives was to survey the flora and fauna of the area for the purpose of controlling diseases such as yellow fever and malaria. In 1946, the Institute came into the fold of the Smithsonian Institution, and since then it has conducted research in the areas of archaeology, behavioral ecology, environmental monitoring, and other topics. On the site, visitors can learn about the intitute's diverse research projects, international activities (such as the Center for Tropical Forest Science), and fellowship opportunities. Finally, visitors can also look at the two webcams operated by the Institute, including one that looks over the island (Barro Colorado) where they are located off the coast of Panama.
Established in 1930, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is one of the world's most well-regarded research institutions, devoted to the mission of developing a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics that govern how the oceans work and how they interact with the earth as a whole. From the site's main page, visitors can develop a general understanding of the Institution's activities by looking through the information provided about their research departments (e.g., biology and marine chemistry); their research groups; and their highly-regarded ocean institutes, which include the Deep Ocean Exploration Institute and the Ocean Life Institute. Students and educators will want to make sure and visit the Dive and Discover section of the site, which allows users to "travel" on the bottom of a number of oceans in a miniature submarine. Divided into six sections, the trip contains a host of information for people who are interested in learning about the variety of life in the Pacific Ocean and about different geological processes, like plate tectonics.
This paper assesses the knowledge base on the undergraduate years, and the critical transition to graduate school or the workplace. The paper addresses the overarching issues associated with the institutional climate of undergraduate colleges and the transition on to the next step. What are the particular dynamics of retaining students in SM&E? How do these differ for various ethnic groups and by discipline? What has been the impact on minority students of curriculum reform and attempts to improve the quality of undergraduate instruction in the sciences and mathematics (especially among the gatekeeper courses)? Do present curriculum reforms and teaching practices reflect what is known about different learning styles of students from different ethnic backgrounds? What do we know about the attitudes and practices of college faculty in mentoring minority students in science and math courses? Has mentoring been a factor for change in campus climate? What do we know about higher education interventions, and why have these programs been more successful in engineering than in science? Can interventions change negative campus climates, or become a precipitating factor institutional change?
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Andrew Carnegie was known for his philanthropy, and in 1895 he contributed his vast wealth to creating 22 various organizations that still bear his name. In 1901 he created what became known as the Carnegie Institution for Science with an initial gift of $10 million. Over the past century, the Institution has continued to support a wide range of scientific endeavors, and researchers such as Edwin Hubble, Barbara McClintock, and Andrew Fire have been associated with this august organization. On their first-rate site, visitors can browse through sections that profile their various departments (which include embryology and global ecology), read their latest reports, and view an interactive calendar of events sponsored by the Institute. Visitors with a scholarly bent will want to browse on over to the "Publications/Archives" section. Here they will find the Institute's annual report, listings of their books in prints, and a wide selection of online books. The online offerings span the past five decades, and visitors can view everything from "Ceramics for the Archaeologist" to "How Galaxies Rotate". Those persons looking for specific information about the Institution's academic departments would do well to click on through to the "Departments" area to learn more about fellowships, employment opportunities, and recent and forthcoming conferences.
The Teacher Institute at San Francisco's well-regarded Exploratorium was started in 1984, and since that time they have trained thousands of educators to excel at content-based discussions and to more effectively use web-based teaching resources. On the homepage, visitors interested in taking part in one of their workshops can learn more about their offerings, including their Summer Institutes. Other more geographically distant visitors (and those not so distant) should click right on over to the "Podcasts" area of the site. There are actually three sets of educational materials here, including the "Science Teaching Tips", "SmallTalk", and "Teacher Institute". In the "Science Teaching Tips" section, visitors can listen to almost 70 short episodes that include segments on how to teach about size and scale and the metric system. The "SmallTalk" podcasts are centered around nanotechnology and they feature short chats with scientists, artists, and writers. Finally, the "Teacher Institute" area features a few clips from past Institute gatherings for those who might be interested in attending one in the future.
The Green Design Institute is a "major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality through green design." The primary goal of the Institute is to form partnerships with industry, government, and other foundations in order to develop processes that "can improve environmental quality and product quality while enhancing economic development." Located at Carnegie Mellon, the Institute involves faculty, students, and other partners in their efforts to develop practical pollution prevention technologies and lower costs by recycling scarce resources, using fewer raw materials, and creating better products. Visitors to the site may wish to begin by reading the "About Us" section to learn a bit more about the Institute. After getting acquainted with the goals of the Institute, visitors to should visit the "Research" section to learn a bit about on-going projects on sustainable infrastructure, energy and environment, life cycle assessment, and environment. Perhaps the most useful section of the site can be found by clicking on "Education". Here, a link to eiolca.net can be found, which is economic input-output life cycle assessment software. The model allows users to estimate the overall environmental impacts of producing commodities or services in the United States. In addition, courses and course materials on environmental issues are available here.
The Freudenthal Institute is part of Utrecht University in the Netherlands and conducts research on math education. The goals are "to understand and improve the teaching of arithmetic and mathematics at all levels, but particularly in kindergarten, primary, secondary and vocational education." The Freudenthal Institute has developed a theoretical approach known as Realistic Mathematics Education, which is based on the idea that "education should guide the students towards using opportunities to reinvent mathematics by doing it themselves." Through a collaboration with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), at the University Wisconsin-Madison, the Freudenthal Institute - USA(FiUS) focuses on: Supporting teacher development of classroom assessment, designing comparative achievement studies, developing curricula and materials for students, teachers and parents, building leadership capacity in school districts through professional communities, and collaboration in education (e.g. supervising PhD-students). Teachers are often involved in co-developing classroom materials and assessments. The Freudenthal Institute also offers the Reken Web, which is available in English as well as Dutch, German, Portuguese and Spanish and provides numerous math games which can be browsed or selected by age group (ages 5 - 12). A significant amount of the institute's publications are available online. Additional publications and resources are available for purchase, some in Dutch and English.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), located in the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), concentrates on research dealing with the current state, evolution, and formation of the solar system. At the website, users can find a technical report about the Forum on the Impact Cratering Process, a summary of the Oxygen in the Solar System Initiative, and other resources regarding the Institute's research foci. Visitors can view the educational Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon. The site offers materials on upcoming meetings, a schedule of the seminar series, and many of the Institute's publications. Teachers and students should check out the Education link where they can find fun activities and fascinating images about the evolution of the solar system, lunar phases, seasons, and much more.
For those not familiar with its nuances and requirements, legal writing can be a taxing affair at first. Fortunately, the Legal Writing Institute's homepage is a good place to start learning more about the basics of legal writing. First-time visitors can begin by looking over the "About" section, which offers up a host of materials about the Institute, including a most useful FAQ guide and information about their listservs. After that, visitors will want to move to the "Resources" section. Here they will find a collection of syllabi, resources on plagiarism, and an "Idea Bank" which will be quite a boon to legal writing instructors. The site is rounded out by an "Employment Listings" area and information about the Institute's conferences.
The Australian Institute of Criminology hosts this information-rich Website, focusing on crime and criminal justice in Australia. The Institute provides materials to help educate policymakers, journalists, and the interested public. Their publications section features, among other materials, 147 briefs and papers on topical issues of crime and punishment and 13 online papers addressing questions of policy, with another dozen abstracted papers available for ordering. The site also makes available substantial data on crime and justice in Australia, including Australian Crime: Facts and Figures for 1999 and 1998; A Statistical Profile of Crime in Australia; and similarly extensive reports on juvenile crime, firearm use, and homicide. Moreover, annotated links to relevant data and research sources are provided in addition to annual reports on the Institute's work in the field. Anyone doing research in criminology with a focus on Australia -- or interested in doing internationally comparative work on a particular issue -- will find this site invaluable.
The goal of the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Institute is "to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry-and the suffering they cause-through the educational use of the Institute's visual history testimonies." On their homepage, visitors can watch testimonies from Holocaust survivors and others, along with learning more about their "Featured Resources". These resources include the Education Portal, which brings together lesson plans for teaching about the Holocaust and guidelines for using primary documents in the classroom. Scholars and others will appreciate the "Scholarship & Research" area which includes information on upcoming conferences, research stipends offered through the Institute, and events. Also, it is worth noting that the site also has many resources in other languages, including German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, and Russian.
With funding from the Carnegie Corporation, The Joyce Foundation, and The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Campaign Finance Institute is a non-profit institute affiliated with The George Washington University that "conducts objective research and education, empanels task forces and makes recommendations for policy change in the field of campaign finance." Along the top of the homepage, visitors will find thematic sections that include "President", "Congress", and "Interest Groups". Each of these sections includes full reports, press releases, data tables and charts. Additionally, visitors can look for specific materials by using their embedded search engine. Also, visitors can sign up here to receive email updates on the Institute's research and programs. Overall, it's a very useful site for anyone with an interest in campaign finance from a personal or an academic perspective.
The mission of the Louis de le Parte Florida Mental Health Institute is "to improve the lives of people with mental, addictive, and developmental disorders through research, training, and education." The Institute was created by the Florida legislature in 1967 and its work encompasses a range of mental health issues coupled with a rigorous outreach program. The materials here are divided into six thematic areas, including Publications/Reports, Research, and State & Local Partners. In the Publications/Reports area, visitors can learn about the Instituteâ??s scholarly activities through its quarterly newsletter and then browse through news briefs and Medicaid studies if so desired. Moving along, the Research area contains updates and reports on work in eight different areas, including autism, child welfare, and veteran's mental health affairs. Finally, the site also includes a section where visitors can contact the Institute to ask questions about its academic work and mission.
The goal of the New Learning Institute (NLI) is "to harness the excitement and potential of new technologies as tools for learning both inside and outside the classroom." NLI focuses on bringing mobile technologies and digital media practices and tools to classrooms, after-school centers, and museums across the United States. The material on the site is contained within three primary areas: Digital Media Programs, Film Series, and Blog. Visitors might do well to start with the Digital Media Programs area. Here they can learn about NLI's outreach efforts to museums and other institutions, along with demonstrations on how new technologies are used in these settings. Moving on, the Film Series area includes videos that highlight the use of digital media in the classroom and some of the themes of the Institute's work, including social justice and technology. Finally, visitors shouldn't miss the blog, which includes posts on digital learning, digital literacy, and civic engagement.
For all the attention paid to the fantastic blues music that is often closely associated with Chicago, many people seem to forget that Chicago has also been fertile ground for jazz musicians as well. Some of the many famous musicians produced by the Second City include Gene Ammons, Eddie Harris, Benny Goodman, Von Freeman, Herbie Hancock, and numerous others. Of course, the Jazz Institute of Chicago has never forgotten this legacy, and for the past thirty years, they have been keeping the jazz spirit alive throughout the entire city. Additionally, the Institute has programmed the city's Jazz Festival since it began in 1979. Along with reading about upcoming events sponsored by the Institute and letters from fellow jazz fans, visitors can browse the Jazzgram. The Jazzgram contains interviews with jazz musicians such as Buddy De Franco, commentary on recent recordings, book reviews, and pieces about jazz in Chicago.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute takes its visitors on a journey moving from the nation's segregation era to the birth of the Civil Rights Movement. The Institute's historic galleries capture the spirit and courage of countless individuals who dared to confront the "bigotry and racial discrimination of American society." This site provides a range of exhibitions (both permanent and traveling) that will peak the interest of anyone interested in learning more about American history and historical art form during the 1950s and 1960s. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is more than an online museum; it is a place that promotes research and provides education and discussion regarding civil and human rights issues in America and around the world.
More and more research institutes are interested in examining how the Internet has reshaped human interaction, governance, and industry, and the Oxford Internet Institute is certainly one that people will enjoy learning about. The Institute offers several academic degrees, and their site offers up their latest research findings for consideration by the press, scholars, and members of the general public. In the "Research" section, visitors can learn about their various research initiatives and also take in some of their recent publications, such as "The Internet in Britain" and "Reconfiguring Government-Public Engagements: Enhancing the Communicative Power of Citizens". They also have a delightful selection of webcasts from the past several years, including programs on how e-research enables new form of collaboration across the sciences and the humanities. The site is rounded out by their very own extensive blogosphere, which is well developed and definitely worth a look.
The Ascend initiative at the Aspen Institute is "a hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security." The folks at the Aspen Institute are focused on taking a "two-generation approach" to their work. This idea is outlined in areas that include Our Strategies, The Two-Generation Approach, Resources, and About Us. In the Our Strategies area, visitors can learn about the network the Aspen Institute is building to support the initiative, upcoming events, and related news and media coverage. The Resources area includes documents, fact sheets, and other publications that include "Analyzing Social Capital in Context" and "At What Cost? How Student Debt Reduces Lifetime Wealth." Finally, visitors should read the Two-Generation Approach to learn more about this social policy philosophy.
Bradley, Jama L.; And Others
Describes a national study of the current availability and use of commercially and institutionally developed educational assessment instruments. Indicates that two-year institutions reported less activity than four-year institutions in assessing the major fields of study but that 77% of all two-year institutions assessed basic skills. (MAB)
This report outlines the National Space Biomedical Research Institute's (NSBRI) activities during FY 2004, the Institute's seventh year. It is prepared in accordance with Cooperative Agreement NCC 9-58 between NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Institute's lead institution, Baylor College of Medicine.
The Biotechnology Institute
This site is the home page for The Biotechnology Institute, a national nonprofit organization focusing on education and research about the present and future impact of biotechnology. The site provides a menu of links containing the headings: about us, teacher resources, your world, institute conferences, and news and resources. The "teacher resources" heading provides biotechnology-related links, workshops and programs, career profiles in biotechnology, and classroom activities. The site also provides a link to its biotechnology publication for 7th to 12th grade called "Your World, Biotechnology and You." Teacher subscriptions, downloadable PDF versions of issues, and teacher guides for the biotechnology magazine are provided on site.
The biocomplexity institute at Indiana University is a collaborative effort among several academic departments. The institute is active in the areas of research, communication and outreach, software and resources, and training of scientists. This web site provides in-depth information on research projects, bioimaging, bioinformatics, biocomplexity in the curriculum, and more. The site also features CompuCell, a software framework for multimodel simulations of biocomplexity problems. The software is available for downloading. This resource is part of the biocomplexity collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/biocomplexity/
Operating as the nonprofit research campus of the University and Community College System of Nevada, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) conducts more than $27 million in environmental research each year with the help of its approximately 400 research faculty and support staff. The informational research page of the main Web site offers descriptions; publications; links; and other relevant facts from the various arms of the institute, which include the Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Division of Earth and Ecosystem, Division of Hydrologic Sciences, Center for Arid Lands Environmental Management, Center for Watersheds and Environmental Sustainability, and several others.
The Royal Anthropological Institute in Great Britain and Ireland has collected a multitude of online resources on the topic of anthropology. Of primary interests to educators as well as students, is an online resource called "Discovery Anthropology" under the education section of the site. This resource outlines what anthropology is, what anthropologists do, and then cites countless online resources for different fields and methods of anthropology. In addition to the education section of the site, it also provides a wealth of other resources ranging from a library to photos as well as information about the grants and prizes the institute awards.
The New York Institute for Psychohistory sponsors this new Website which features articles from The Journal of Psychohistory and chapters from Lloyd deMause's, book-in-progress, Childhood and History. Titles such as "The Political Consequences of Child Abuse" by Alice Miller or "The Gulf War as a Mental Disorder" should prove of interest both to those new to psychohistory, "the science of historical motivation," and to those already involved in the field. The site also links to the Institute branches, the International Psychohistorical Association, related links of interest, and PSYCHOHISTORY, a discussion list and chat room (discussed in the September 19, 1997 Scout Report), with archives.
The public face of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the Working for America Institute Website, has recently received a facelift. The Working for America Institute (WAI) is dedicated to supporting union strategies for building strong partnerships between unions and communities around the US. The site features information about the WAI's High Road Partnership program, which links "progressive community groups" and "innovative unions." Also available here are the Working for America journal, funding opportunities, and information on the upcoming WAI conference.
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Strategic Plan 2020 for the period 2013 2016. For each element of this strategy projects have been started to achieve. The institutional plan is part of the university's planning and control cycle. The TU/e sets down of education TU/e educates engineers (Master of Science/Ir.) who combine a solid scientific training
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This publication is a compilation of five papers presented at the 1975 Personnel Management Institutes held by the New York State School Boards Association. Although the meeting was intended to provide useful information about personnel matters specifically for school board members and school administrators from New York, much of the content of…
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center established in 1984 by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. SEI has a broad charter to provide leadership in the practice of software engineering t...
The Office of the State Comptroller in New York audited the records and procedures used in administering the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) at Taylor Business Institute (Taylor) for the academic years 1995-96 through 1997-98. Taylor, located in Manhattan, offers both degree programs and diploma programs in Accounting, Business Management,…
Teachers, higher education administrators and financial planners are well acquainted with the work of TIAA-CREF. The insurance and investment company has been a central player in teacher retirement and financial planning for nearly a century. Twelve years ago, the organization spawned the TIAA-CREF Institute, a research-focused arm that brings…
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KARL K. DARROW; Jarus W. Quinn; Betty H. Goodfriend; John C. Miller; Laurence W. Fredrick; AFFILIATED SOCIETIES; Ralph A. Sawyer; Arnold Arons; H. Barschall; S. Pasternack; H. Richard Crane; Edward C. Creutz; Stanley S. Ballard; George B. Benedek; Robert S. Marvin; Vincent E. Parker; Melha Phillips; Irving E. Dayton; Bailey L. Donnally; Isadore Rudnick; John A. Sanderson; Frederick Seitz; Robert S. Shankland; Robert E. Hopkins; John C. Johnson; Wallace Waterfall; E. Leonard Jossem; Clarence Zener; Martin Schwarzschild; Mary E. Warga; Peter R. Weiss; Gerald F. Gilbert; Lewis Slack
The American Institute of Physics was founded in 1931 as a federation of leading societies in the field of physics. It combines into one operating agency those functions on behalf of physics which can best be done by the societies jointly. Its purpose is the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. To
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1. THE CHALLENGE OF DEVELOPMENT Developed countries are the exception, not the rule. Billions of dollars of aid and countless hours of advice notwithstanding, most countries have not been able to foster sustained growth and social progress. Increasingly research has shown that weak, missing or perverse institutions are the roots of underdevelopment. Other explanations for development, such as investment, technological
Hinman, Stanley B., Jr.
This report is a compilation of presentations made at the Personnel Management Institutes held by the New York State School Boards Association in the fall of 1974. Included are the following six presentations: "New Laws Affecting School Boards and School Administration," by Bernard T. McGivern; "How to Prepare for Tenure Hearings, PERB Hearings,…
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Electronics Research Beckman Institute FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY #12;E xploring the interface between basic science and applications involving electronics has been an integral part of research deuterium for reducing hot electron damage in integrated circuit transistors in the mid-1990s to recent
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The goals of the Thermal Biology Institute's webpage are to present cutting-edge research focused on the biology of geothermal systems, to promote collaboration among researchers and resource agencies, and to advance public education on the biocomplexity of geothermal environments. Information is organized by topic including hot topics, research, current events, outreach, education, and electronic resources.
Abou-Sayf, Frank, Ed.
The "Institutional Research Bulletin" is a collection of research summaries relating to Kapi'olani Community College (KCC) in Hawaii. Highlights from the 1998 volume (February-December) include: (1) spring 1998 enrollment summary, grouped by demographics and major; (2) patterns of complete withdrawal, 1997-98; (3) repetition and completion rates…
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of
Bioengineering Research Beckman Institute FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY #12;B iological engineering, or bioengineering, applies engineering principles in areas of biology, especially in the medical, bioengineering research lines may include man-made systems inspired by biology, or use biological components
Alonzo Kelly Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, USA alonzo of mobile robotics and ground vehicle localization lack a linearized theory of odometry error propagation--mobile robots, odometry, error propagation, calibration, position estimation, localization, dead reckoning 1
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Junggon Kim Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 and control of artificial creatures such as robots and simulated animation characters. My areas of interest and improving performance of robotic systems in the real environment. Education Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
The International Computer Science Institute is an independent, nonprofit basic research institute that is affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley. The goal of the Institute is to create "synergy between world-leading researchers in computer science and engineering" by bringing together academic and industrial researchers. Its research currently focuses on Internet research, such as Internet architecture, open-source routing, and network security, as well as Human Language Technology, such as speech and text processing. A significant portion of the Institute's work is in theoretical computer science and projects are chosen for their importance and their compatibility with the strengths its researchers. This website provides links to websites detailing several programs including Algorithm Projects, AI Projects, Networking Projects, and Speech Projects. Other areas of research include a project "to support historically underrepresented ethnic minorities and women in their desire to become leaders in the fields of computer science, engineering and information technology;" the development of a Community of Practice Environment utilizing the Internet for information sharing and collaboration; and a project exploring Robust Video Compression based on Distributed Source Coding techniques. A number of publications, such as conference proceedings, academic journals, technical reports, and some books, are available to search and download free of charge. The _ISCI Gazette_, available in the News section, periodically features a research area. Research in Bioinformatics is discussed in the March 2005 issue.
Some interesting research projects are described on this website from the European Bioinformatics Institute. The site offers a number of data resources on topics such as genomes, macromolecular structures, protein families, and structure analysis. Taxonomy and ontology databases are also linked here, as well as databases of research literature.
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This brief presentation provides an introduction to the Earth Advantage Institute, which is "a nonprofit organization that works with the building industry to help implement sustainable building practices." Information on the history of the organization, its partners, stakeholders and sponsors is included. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.
The Wang Institute of Graduate Studies plans to offer a master's degree in software engineering. The development of an academic program to produce superior, technically qualified managers for the computer industry's software production is discussed. (Journal availability: Datamation, 666 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10103.) (MLW)
Morin, Stephanie A.
The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia) found itself at a crossroads in 2005. Their long-popular president Timothy J. Sullivan was retiring after 13 years at the helm of the world's second oldest institution of higher education (Petkofsky, 2004). Long known as a bastion of conservatism, William and Mary could now change their…
Abou-Sayf, Frank, Ed.
The "Institutional Research Bulletin" is a collection of research summaries relating to Kapi'olani Community College (KCC) in Hawaii. Highlights from the 1994 volume (February-December) include: (1) the Health Science Entry survey; (2) learning from student writers in developmental English; (3) factors affecting academic performance in biology;…
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Roesch, Gabrielle E.; Neuffer, Tamara; Zobrist, Kevin
The Summer Youth Forestry Institute (SYFI) was developed to inspire youth through experiential learning opportunities and early work experience in the field of natural resources. Declining enrollments in forestry and other natural resource careers has made it necessary to actively engage youth and provide them with exposure to careers in these…
Brophy, Michael C.; And Others
The purpose of this paper is to provide a perspective on advocacy and advocate counseling for participants in the University of Maryland Sixth Annual Community-Clinical Workshop, 1976. It attempts to define relevant terms and outline a method of self-advocacy which can, if utilized properly, lessen the impact of institutional racism. The terms,…
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Cancer Research Beckman Institute FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY #12;T The medical and scientific worlds have known for many years that in order to truly understand and treat cancer, the fight has and cancerous tumors have to first be visualized at the smallest scales possible, and then treated in the most
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This report describes in chronological detail the development of the Spaceborne Photonics Institute as a sustained research effort at Hampton University in the area of optical physics. This provided the research expertise to initiate a PhD program in Physics. Research was carried out in the areas of: (1) modelling of spaceborne solid state laser systems; (2) amplified spontaneous emission in
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P?aszewski, Maciej; Bettany-Saltikov, Josette
Background Non-surgical interventions for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis remain highly controversial. Despite the publication of numerous reviews no explicit methodological evaluation of papers labeled as, or having a layout of, a systematic review, addressing this subject matter, is available. Objectives Analysis and comparison of the content, methodology, and evidence-base from systematic reviews regarding non-surgical interventions for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. Design Systematic overview of systematic reviews. Methods Articles meeting the minimal criteria for a systematic review, regarding any non-surgical intervention for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, with any outcomes measured, were included. Multiple general and systematic review specific databases, guideline registries, reference lists and websites of institutions were searched. The AMSTAR tool was used to critically appraise the methodology, and the Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and the Joanna Briggs Institute’s hierarchies were applied to analyze the levels of evidence from included reviews. Results From 469 citations, twenty one papers were included for analysis. Five reviews assessed the effectiveness of scoliosis-specific exercise treatments, four assessed manual therapies, five evaluated bracing, four assessed different combinations of interventions, and one evaluated usual physical activity. Two reviews addressed the adverse effects of bracing. Two papers were high quality Cochrane reviews, Three were of moderate, and the remaining sixteen were of low or very low methodological quality. The level of evidence of these reviews ranged from 1 or 1+ to 4, and in some reviews, due to their low methodological quality and/or poor reporting, this could not be established. Conclusions Higher quality reviews indicate that generally there is insufficient evidence to make a judgment on whether non-surgical interventions in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis are effective. Papers labeled as systematic reviews need to be considered in terms of their methodological rigor; otherwise they may be mistakenly regarded as high quality sources of evidence. Protocol registry number CRD42013003538, PROSPERO PMID:25353954
Founded in 1973, the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) is located within UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Researchers at the HERI are interested in examining leadership development, institutional transformation, faculty performance, and educational equity. First-time visitors should check out the "Surveys" area first, as it contains information about some of their very well-known longitudinal surveys, such as the Freshmen Year Survey and the College Senior Survey. Most visitors with a general interest in higher education trends will want to look through the "Publications" section, as it contains reports on spirituality in higher education, the gender gap in colleges, and the impact of single-gender high schools on students' transition to college.
The US FDIC has its Institution Directory available. This searchable database allows users to "obtain demographic data and financial profiles of each FDIC-insured depository institution derived from quarterly reports filed with Federal regulators." Users can search by certificate number, bank, geographic location, charter, chartering agency, federal regulator, primary insurance fund, and asset and deposit size. Retrieval can be sorted by any of 7 variables. Information returned includes balance sheet and income, loan portfolio/asset quality, and balance sheet details. Each report is linked to a glossary of terms. Quarterly and annual data is available back to December 1993. This is a significant addition to a site that already carries a staggering amount of information about United States banking.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is the institution's largest university-level research center. The organization is "dedicated to conducting research to save lives, save time, and save money." On their homepage, visitors can read the "Spotlight on VTTI" to get some highlights about their work including focus on transportation and an aging population and other topics as of late. Transportation fanatics won't want to miss the Publications area hosting dozens of papers on technical topics such as map-based navigation, dynamic roadway signage, and military vehicles. Visitors can also read their annual reports, learn about employment opportunities, and check out the Virginia Smart Road, which is their closed, state-of-the-art, test-bed research facility.
The World Bank has a number of specialized units designed to perform research in order to allow the organization to make informed policy decisions throughout the world. This website happens to provide information on the World Bank Institute, which effectively serves as the capacity development arm of the Bank and also "helps countries share and apply global and local knowledge to meet development challenges". On the Institute's site, visitors can find out about its various programs, which include work on preventing HIV/AIDS risk in the Balkans and scholarships designed to promote knowledge sharing and capacity building in the developing world. Visitors will want to pay close attention to the Publications area, as they may view or download working papers from a wide range of topics, including energy policy, labor force development, and development economics.
The National Preservation Institute (NPI) "offers continuing education and professional training for those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage." The NPI website is a treasure trove of material for people interested in such matters, along with information on scholarships, online resources, and the Institute's upcoming seminars. The Resources area includes a set of useful links to Internet resources and a very nice set of tools for cultural resource managers. These tools include technical documents designed to be used in the formal transfer of historic properties, along with key documents about the National Environmental Policy Act. In the Scholarships area, visitors can learn about scholarships offered by the NPI and the National Endowment for the Arts dealing with historic preservation. Additionally, visitors can sign up for the NPI mailing list and learn more about seminars on cultural and natural resources management.
The Uranium Institute (UI) is an international organization comprised of members who are involved in all "stages of the production of nuclear generated electricity" in the hopes of promoting the use of nuclear energy to supply energy demands, while minimizing environmental risks. The goals of the Institute are to monitor the outlook for the world's nuclear fuel markets, provide a forum between the nuclear fuel industry and the international organizations concerned with environmental issues as well as energy policy, and to make the public gain a general understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle. Sections are divided into three categories: Features, the UI, and the Industry. Although the site is somewhat news-oriented, it informs users about industries involved with nuclear-generated electricity and how they manage radioactive waste.
The Learning Technology Research Institute, based at the London Metropolitan University, "conducts research into the application of information and communication technologies to augment, support and transform learning." The institute's research focuses on three areas in particular. The first focuses on the design, development and use of learning objects, particularly for instruction in programming. The second theme is the study of learning interaction and networked communities from which they have developed "a range of innovative dialogue systems, interactive web-portals, and models or frameworks for communicative interaction and learning." The third focus is something called "informal eLearning." This research project seeks to provide learning services that will help people to manage their "personal learning goals, projects and informal learning activities" and community collaborations. The website provides a description of each research theme along with several publications and examples of their software and learning objects.
With a long-standing interest and passion for Lincolnania, Lewis Lehrman created The Lincoln Institute, which is dedicated to providing assistance to scholars and groups interested in the study of the life of President Abraham Lincoln. Over the past few years, the website for the Institute has grown to include a number of very fine online exhibits that explore various aspects of Mr. Lincolnâ??s life. With simple and declarative titles, such as â??Mr. Lincolnâ??s White Houseâ?ť, â??Mr. Lincoln and Friendsâ?ť, and â??Mr. Lincoln and New Yorkâ?ť, these online exhibits provide an entry into understanding Lincolnâ??s relationships with these places and tropes that dominated his life. The interactive exhibit exploring Lincolnâ??s time in New York (and with notable New Yorkers) is quite a pip, and it includes a section that allows users to learn about where Lincoln spent his time in this bustling metropolis.
Since 1983, the Island Institute has employed a wide range of individuals, including photographers, artists, policy experts, and others, all in the name of maintaining the viability of the fifteen year-round island communities in the Gulf of Maine. They have become well-known for their outreach efforts, and their website will be of great value to anyone interested in this region, or how various island communities remain economically, culturally, and ecologically sustainable. Resources located on the Institute's homepage include information about fellowship opportunities and links to full and annual reports on the Atlantic herring spawning project. Visitors who are hoping to get a sense of the flavor of this unique region should definitely peruse their monthly publication, "The Working Waterfront." Recent articles include opinion pieces on fish hatcheries, the lobster business, and news profiles of local islanders.
The UCLA Asia Institute "promotes Asian Studies at UCLA and fosters greater understanding of Asia through a wide variety of research support, public programs, and community outreach on East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia." On their homepage, visitors can read their monthly newsletter, read about their project announcements, and upcoming conferences, such as the "Asia in LA: Musical Treasures of Asia", which was held in May 2011. Moving along, the "Podcasts" area includes talks from 2006 to the present. Here visitors will find thoughtful presentations titled "South Asian Entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan: The Silk Road Reborn?" and "Entwinements of Islam Modernity in Central Asia". Scholars in the field won't want to miss the "Joint Research Initiatives" section, which includes synopsis of the Institute's partnerships with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the East China Normal University in Shanghai.
Dedicated to "keeping the public objectively informed about the Middle East," the Middle East Institute provides a number of resources to this end. Visitors to the site can access the table of contents, abstracts, and some complete articles from The Middle East Journal; read online policy briefs about current events in the region; review descriptions of the Institute's published monographs; and consult an online searchable catalog of over 2,400 scholarly works in Middle Eastern studies published in the 1990s. The XML-based catalog can be searched by keyword, title, author, or any of the cataloged fields. Two online texts are also posted here: An Introduction to Islam (see the September 3, 1999 Scout Report) and, in the rare books section of the library, Mehemet the Kurd and Other Tales by Charles Wells (requires multidoc pro to view TEI (SGML)).
The Fuel Cell Institute at Cornell University takes "An Advanced Materials Approach to Fuel Cell Technologies." Materials experts at the Institute are examining ways to improve the efficiency of the main components of a low temperature (< 150 Degrees C) fuel cell and adapt reformer catalysts for low temperature operation. The website reviews some of the basics on fuel cells and identifies the remaining research challenges, including questions regarding the materials used in the main components of a fuel cell, such as the anode, the cathode, membrane assembly and, the reformer. These components and their research approach are described further, along with pictures and diagrams to illustrate the processes. Recent publications are available to download.
For a more earnest look at happiness, check out the web site of the Happiness Research Institute, an independent think tank based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fascinating articles here make large scale surveys and empirical projects sensical and relevant to anyone with an interest in well-being- for themselves, their communities, and their nation. From the homepage, click New Report to read about why Denmark is named among the happiest countries on earth, year after year. The Projects section highlights recent undertakings by the institute, including projects on Sustainable Happiness and reports on Happiness and work. While not all reports are available here, a number of them are ready for your consumption and can be read online or downloaded as a PDF. The Research section of the site may also be of interest as it covers â??easily digestibleâ?ť information on happiness from around the globe.
Created in 1979, The Media Institute exists to foster three goals: "freedom of speech, a competitive media and communications industry, and excellence in journalism." As part of their work, they publish books and monographs, convene conferences, and also prepare regulatory filings and court briefs. On their homepage, visitors can read their blog, and also look over their "Perspectives" series and "Speaking Freely" opinion papers. Some of the more recent pieces here include "Collapsing Copyright Categories", "Defining Away the First Amendment", and "A Taboo Topic: Government Subsidies for the Media". Also, visitors can view their "Press Releases" area for up-to-the minute news on the Institute's activities and their upcoming conferences and luncheons in Washington, D.C. The site is rounded out by a set of external links to organizations like the Media Coalition and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Named after ecologist Rachel Carson's landmark book, _Silent Spring_, the Silent Spring Institute (SSI) is a "scientific research organization dedicated to identifying the links between the environment and women's health, especially breast cancer." The SSI website contains descriptions of several research projects including the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study, Geographic Information System Exposure Assessment, Groundwater and Drinking Water Initiatives, and Household Exposure Study. SSI also makes a number of downloadable publications available including journal articles and issues of the Institute's own _Silent Spring Review_. The site posts relevant news stories from a variety of sources, and contains a sizeable News Archive as well. In addition, the site offers a great many annotated links, and a glossary with pertinent medical, scientific, and environmental terms.
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) was established as an independent educational charity in 1958 "to carry out research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world." The mission of the IRR changed in 1972 quite dramatically as it began to focus on responding directly to institutionalized racism in Britain and the rest of Europe. Today, interested parties can look over this website to read the Institute's publications, papers, and check out some of their educational resources. In the Publications area, visitors can find briefing papers such as "Islamophobia, Human Rights and the Terrorist Laws" and "Alternative Voices On Integration." The Educational Resources area contains a number of classroom materials designed to be used by teachers seeking to explain racism to their students or explore the history of black communities in Britain.
This Institutional Plan is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 provides background information, discusses the purposes of the Plan and the policy guidance for establishing the transportation system, and describes the projected system and the plans for its integrated development. Chapter 2 discusses the major participants who must interact to build the system. Chapter 3 suggests mechanisms for interaction that will foster wide participation in program planning and implementation and provides a framework for managing and resolving the issues related to development and operation of the transportation system. A list of acronyms and a glossary are included for the reader's convenience. Also included in this Plan are four appendices. Of particular importance is Appendix A, which includes detailed discussion of specific transportation issues. Appendices B, C, and D provide supporting material to assist the reader in understanding the roles of the involved institutions.
Begun in 1984, and known for its generally theoretical and modeling approaches to scientific questions, the Santa Fe Institute (New Mexico) is a private, non-profit, multidisciplinary center dedicated to pursuing novel approaches to research and education in science. Areas of research range from adaptive computation, to ecology, to economics, to the origin of life. Each of the fourteen research areas is annotated. Users can search information on current faculty, postdoctoral fellows, research technicians, and graduate and undergraduate interns, as well as abstracts and/or full texts of several hundred working papers of the institute (in various formats) since 1992. Several Nobel Laureates have worked at the center; top scientists in a number of fields are attracted to its seminar series (abstracts provided at the site).
Beyond the immediacy of crime and criminal acts, there is a concern among those involved in the justice system with analyzing and investigating all aspects of criminology and related subjects. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) as the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice is particularly concerned with these issues. On their website, visitors can learn about the NIJ's mission, research priorities and their strategic goals. Scholars and the general public will appreciate the rather large database that includes the institute's publications, annual reports, and speeches. Browsing through the publications area is quite easy, and visitors will find such recent reports as "DNA Analysis for "Minor" Crimes: A Major Benefit for Law Enforcement" and "Predicting a Criminal's Journey to Crime". Finally, visitors also can access the NIJ Journal's current issue, as well as browse every issue back to 1995.
The Aspen Institute sponsors many dozens of events every year, and its website yields an abundance of video. On this site, the Institute brings together recorded events, making it a great place to wander around if you have a few spare moments. There is always a featured video front and center on the homepage, and the other sections on the site include Events in Aspen, Aspen Policy Programs, and Book Talks. Folks with a penchant for the printed word should look over the Book Talks area for conversations with Thomas Frank, Professor David Agus, and Walter Isaacson speaking about his recent biography of Steve Jobs. The "Events in Aspen" area is a delight, and it include dozens of recorded events, including "Philanthropic Transparency: How Public Should Private Philanthropy Be?" and "Is Social Media Sparking Civic Engagement?" Finally, one video that shouldn't be missed is Madeleine Albright's "A Personal Story of Remembrance and War."
Tebaldi, Edinaldo; Mohan, Ramesh
This study utilises eight alternative measures of institutions and the instrumental variable method to examine the impacts of institutions on poverty. The estimates show that an economy with a robust system to control corruption, an effective government, and a stable political system will create the conditions to promote economic growth, minimise income distribution conflicts, and reduce poverty. Corruption, ineffective governments, and political instability will not only hurt income levels through market inefficiencies, but also escalate poverty incidence via increased income inequality. The results also imply that the quality of the regulatory system, rule of law, voice and accountability, and expropriation risk are inversely related to poverty but their effect on poverty is via average income rather than income distribution. PMID:20645460
Quinnipiac University's Polling Institute is perhaps one of the best known polling centers in the United States, and their work is frequently cited by major media outlets. Staff members at the Institute are also called upon to offer commentary on the voting habits and preferences of a broad swath of the American public. Visitors to their site can start their journey by clicking on the "Releases by State" area on the left-hand side of the homepage. Here they will find the results of recent polls conducted at the state and national level. From there, visitors will want to visit the "Polling Regional Definitions" where they can learn about how each state is divided up for polling purposes. Also, the site allows users to search all of their press releases by area (such as individual states or "swing states") and timeframe.
The mission of the Ithaca, N.Y.-based Paleontological Research Institution (first mentioned in the January 10, 2003 NSDL Scout Report for Physical Sciences) is "to increase and disseminate knowledge about the history and evolution of the Earth and its life." The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) website offers brief information about the work of several different researchers including mastodon-related research, and studies looking at turritelline gastropods, and hard-to-identify fossils. Site visitors who are just learning about paleontology will find that the information is presented in an accessible manner. The site also provides information about the rich PRI collections, and descriptions of a variety of related publications for amateurs and professionals. In addition, the site contains detailed Instructions for Authors wishing to submit manuscripts to _Bulletins of American Paleontology_ or _Palaeontographica Americana_. This site is also reviewed in the June 24, 2005 _NSDL Life Sciences Report_.
Established under the terms of the National Cancer Act of 1937, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health. The scope of the NCI is extremely broad, and its work includes conducting and supporting research; training; health information dissemination; and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation of cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. First time visitors may want to start by reading the latest NCI Cancer Bulletin, which is available from the homepage. If users find the information therein helpful, they may also elect to subscribe at no charge to the Bulletin. The Quick Links section is also of use, and contains a dictionary of cancer-related terms, funding opportunity notices, and a host of NCI publications. Finally, the site is also available in Spanish.
Located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, WHOI, the largest independent oceanographic institution in the world, is a private, non-profit research facility dedicated to the study of marine science and to the education of marine scientists. Site provides information on graduate programs, undergraduate opportunities, facilities, and more. An abundance of information on the research program and its vessels, including an extensive collection of Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin material. Also includes downloadable data, photos, and video.
The American Geological Institute (AGI) created this website to promote its work dedicated to geoscientific services and outreach. The Information Services provides users with information on data repository systems and the GEoRef database. Students and educators can learn about professional development, conferences, scholarships, and more. The website provides action alerts, discussing key issues affecting geosciences in the federal government. Scientists can find a helpful human resources guide discussing geoscience careers and educational departments.
Mary M. Shirley
Developed countries are the exception, not the rule. Billions of dollars of aid and countless hours of advice notwithstanding,\\u000a most countries have not been able to foster sustained growth and social progress. Increasingly research has shown that weak,\\u000a missing or perverse institutions are the roots of underdevelopment. Other explanations for development, such as investment,\\u000a technological innovation, or years of schooling
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The Institute of Physics is a "leading international professional body and learned society with over 37,000 members, which promotes the advancement and dissemination of a knowledge of and education in the science of physics, pure and applied." The site offers news such as a recent article entitled "Gas Molecule Adsorption in Carbon Nanotubes and Nanotube Bundles" and other information on a wide range of topics that any professional working in a related field will find valuable.
The National Institute of Aging (NIA) is a United States government funded organization focusing on leading the effort to research aging. Available on the website are research resources, recent articles, along with correlating photos all of which involve aging research and various aging disorders. The website also provides information on how organizations can apply for grants and the policies associated with funding. Additionally, people can search for local aging organizations, download public service ads, and peruse other related publications.
Located in Sussex, England, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is an international authority on development. IDS serves as a center for research and education on development and offers conferences and workshops, as well as a host of online information about research and publications. Full-text working and discussion papers are available online, as are several special research reports and descriptions of projects on such subjects as Globalization, Governance and Civil Society, and Environment.
In 1972, the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, now known as the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI), was established and designated by NCI as one of the first comprehensive cancer centers. The DCI serves as the focus for all of Duke University’s activities in cancer. It is a single entity that integrates and aligns patient care and research with the goals of improving patient outcomes, decreasing the burden of cancer and accelerating scientific progress.
The mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute, located at the University of Utah, is to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of new treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care. HCI’s roots lie in the Utah Regional Cancer Center, which received NCI designation in 1986. Following a $100MM donation from Jon M.
The Foresight Institute is "a nonprofit educational organization formed to help prepare society for anticipated advanced technologies." They offer this comprehensive webpage on nanotechnology, addressing why nanotechnology might be important to you, and providing information for the General Reader, the Technical Reader and other resources on technical issues, jobs, education, policy issues, potential applications of nanotechnology, and the History of the Nanotechnology Idea. Other readings, discussion platforms and websites are also listed.
Describes Ice Age glaciers and immense floods of glacial meltwater that swept across the Pacific Northwest (18,000-12,000 years ago and earlier), affecting the landscape from Montana to Washington and Oregon, sculpting the Columbia River Basin, and creating glacial lakes to rival the today's Great Lakes. This non-profit institute promotes scientific education about the floods, their causes and impacts. Proposes an interpretive geologic trail linking significant sites.
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) is the first and only NCI-designated cancer center in the state of Georgia, a distinction it earned in 2009. Established in 1937, Winship brings together integrated cancer care, research, prevention, and education across all of Emory University. As a matrix organization, Winship membership includes 150 core members and 179 associate members representing 33 different departments in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health and Emory College.
This article considers how higher education institutions change over time, using the United Kingdom system as an exemplar, and focusing on the 15-year period between 1994/95 and 2009/10. While there are many aspects of institutional change worthy of study, the focus here is on how institutions appear to others. Thus, the article examines the…
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Baker, Chris I.
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The research reported in this article was undertaken to determine the level of implementation of institutional repositories (IRs) at small institutions enrolling fewer than 10,000 students. The study analyzed quantitative and qualitative data from IRs at a number of small institutions with the aim of observing relevant patterns and trends that may…
Krishnamurthy, M.; Kemparaju, T. D.
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study of the institutional repositories (IRs) in use in Indian universities and research institutes. Design/methodology/approach: Repositories in various institutions in India were accessed and described in a standardised way. Findings: The 20 repositories studied covered collections of diverse…
Markey, Karen; St. Jean, Beth; Soo, Young Rieh; Yakel, Elizabeth; Kim, Jihyun
In 2006, MIRACLE Project investigators censused library directors at all U.S. academic institutions about their activities planning, pilot testing, and implementing the institutional repositories on their campuses. Out of 446 respondents, 289 (64.8 percent) were from master's and baccalaureate institutions (M&BIs) where few operational…
The common denominator is the interactive intersubjectivity in the biological, psychological, social, and cultural contexts. Contemporary subjective distress is rooted in these last two areas. It is important to consider that social and cultural factors are relevant in the process of subjectivity, that is, the way desire and fantasy are arranged. Therefore, the modifications in subjectivity generate new spatialities and temporalities. Space and time are not simply physical containers of human action but represent, at once, the container and contents of social practices. The fact that subjects are present at birth as both actors and carriers of institutions constitutes the foundation of these institutions in relation to subjectivity. The relational frames in which the subject is immersed are never a single element, but they express joint successive institutional and social spheres. The challenge is to think current demand differently, not only in the way it should be addressed, but mainly by the different characteristics of how subjectivity and the nature of social representations are expressed. Nowadays a clinical procedure that only takes into account the social factor is not enough - a clinical procedure for a social and interactive subject is required. The objective is to build a historicized subjectivity to enable taking action on the present. New social realities affect our clinical practice and form a new social and cultural context that forces us to reflect on these changes and think about the necessary adjustments in our practice and knowledge. PMID:25153980
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has been a government and industry partner since 1934 and has branches throughout the United States and Ireland. Visitors will definitely want to click on the "Industry Solutions" on the homepage to get an idea of the industries GTRI works in, such as "Health and Human Systems", "Energy/Environment", and "Information and Communications Technologies". Visitors can click on any of the links to browse case studies in that industry. In "Health and Human Systems", there is a case study of a breath test to detect breast cancer, products made easier to use by people with arthritis and a "purpose-built" law enforcement vehicle. Users of the site interested in reading materials from their historical publication archive, such as "The Research Engineer", published between 1956 and 1961, should click on "Newsroom", to get to the link. There is also a video, called "The Solution Institution" made for GTRI's 75th anniversary, which provides a history of the institution that is "filled with intrigue, innovation, and impact."
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Quake, Stephen R.
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In this article, we revisit the relationship among institutions, human capital, and development. We argue that empirical models that treat institutions and human capital as exogenous are misspecified, both because of the ...
Stephens, Graeme L.
2011-2012 Fact Book #12;The Fact Book 2011-12 Institutional Research October 2011 http://www.ir.colostate.edu #12;#12;Institutional Research FACT BOOK 2011-12 TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 Table of Contents General
Cazenave, P.; Lapointe, S.
Historical and political influences in the trend toward diversification in French universities are traced. Related issues discussed include institutional versus governmental preferences, institutional functions (curriculum, vocational training, research), and implications for the quality and democratization of higher education. (MSE)
Quake, Stephen R.
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The Institute for International Economics is a "private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy." This web site contains short abstracts and press releases of books published by the Institute. Speeches, testimonies and essays by the staff at the Institute on a variety of international economics issues are also available as is a collection of working papers published since 1994.
Stephen R. Porter
A common finding in the literature is that institutional structures have little to no impact on student engagement and development. I argue that theory suggests peer ability (as measured by selectivity), institutional density, the differentiation of the curriculum, and the research orientation of the institution should all affect student engagement. Using the nationally representative Beginning Post-secondary Student survey, a non-linear
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2006
This report presents a profile of Australian technical and further education (TAFE) institutes for the 2003 calendar year. The project was undertaken to illustrate the extent of variation in the sector. The report also provides data on TAFE institutes that can be used by the institutes for planning, performance monitoring and marketing purposes.…
This report outlines the activities of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) during FY 2003, the sixth year of the NSBRI's programs. It is prepared in accordance with Cooperative Agreement NCC 9-58 between NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Institute's lead institution, Baylor College of Medicine.
MIGSMontreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies THE WILL TO INTERVENE #12;MONTREAL INSTITUTE FOR GENOCIDE AND HUMAN RIGHTS STUDIES The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies and prevention of genocide and crimes against humanity. MIGS draws expertise from faculty members throughout
Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute (RI) is a leading robotics research facility with broad interests in "basic robotics technologies, automation and computer-integrated manufacturing, robotics for hazardous environments, and autonomous mobile robots." Along with information and descriptions of projects, labs and groups, and centers, another highlight of this site is its extensive publications section. The searchable list of publications from 1980 to the present includes many downloadable documents (especially for reports from more recent years). Also, the site provides a special project of the week link, RI jobs section, and contact information, including industrial affiliations.
The Biotechnology Institute has created these teaching resources to help educators with the task of delivering high-quality material about biotechnology. The materials here are divided into nine sections, including "Biotechnology Facts," "Lesson Plans," and "Biotechnology Timeline." The glossary is a good place to start, as it offers a range of short, well-written definitions about key terms in the field. The "Videos" area offers brief explanations of concepts such as mitosis and recombinant DNA, along with profiles of biotechnology scientists and their work. Moving on, the "Books, Magazines, and Other Resources" area includes links to sites with additional lesson plans, curriculum guides, and online periodicals of note.
The first installment of this new resource, from the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, offers seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), including primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses. Each site map is available in two versions, a 150 dpi image for viewing in a browser, and a 300 dpi image for printing. Future versions of Map Series "will include terrain relief as a background for each of the seven Site Maps, one version colored for elevation and a second version colored for vegetation, as well as latitude and longitude (graticule)."
Located at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, the Batten Institute is "dedicated to the creation of knowledge about the transformative power of entrepreneurship and innovation and to the cultivation of principled, entrepreneurial leaders." They support this mission through sponsoring conferences and other events, along with crafting publications, briefs, and other such works. First-time visitors to the site can click on the "Initiatives" overview section to learn about their key thematic areas, which including health care, sustainability, and emerging markets. Moving on, the "Publications" area includes information about articles and books produced by Batten affiliates, and the "Batten Briefings" offer interesting insights from the world of business.
The National Institute of Corrections hosts a wealth of information for anyone in criminal corrections, by "providing federal, state, and local corrections agencies with training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance." Their left-hand navigation menu makes it easy to find your way through their site. The Training Services & Resources link allows users to find opportunities for learning, whether one is interested in classroom-based learning, or non-traditional studies via the Internet or other avenues. The Research Center hosts site-developed resources as well as links to other websites relevant to corrections.
Social Security Privatization is a web site developed by the Cato Institute that argues for privatizing Social Security to prevent future insolvency. The Social Security system currently collects more in taxes than benefits paid out, with the excess held in the Trust Fund. But this is expected to change in 2014 when the baby boomers and increased longevity of retirees is likely to result in benefits exceeding taxes collected. By 2031, the Trust Fund is expected to be exhausted. Suggestions for reforming Social Security include minor changes to the eligibility requirement or tax rates, allowing part of Social Security contributions to be invested freely, and totally privatizing Social Security.
Venable, D. D.; Farrukh, U. O.; Han, K. S.; Hwang, I. H.; Jalufka, N. W.; Lowe, C. W.; Tabibi, B. M.; Lee, C. J.; Lyons, D.; Maclin, A.
This report describes in chronological detail the development of the Spaceborne Photonics Institute as a sustained research effort at Hampton University in the area of optical physics. This provided the research expertise to initiate a PhD program in Physics. Research was carried out in the areas of: (1) modelling of spaceborne solid state laser systems; (2) amplified spontaneous emission in solar pumped iodine lasers; (3) closely simulated AM0 CW solar pumped iodine laser and repeatedly short pulsed iodine laser oscillator; (4) a materials spectroscopy and growth program; and (5) laser induced fluorescence and atomic and molecular spectroscopy.
This European Forest Institute (EFI) is "An independent non-governmental organization conducting European forest research." This website provides information about EFI's mission, research goals, strategies and programs. Site users can view information about on-going and completed projects in any of the four EFI research programs which include: Forest Ecology and Management, Forest Products Markets and Socio-Economics, Policy Analysis, and Forest Resources and Information. EFI also provides a search engine for locating specific research projects as well as information about how to propose an EFI project.
The Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) describes permaculture as "the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. It is also the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems." In addition to this definition of permaculture, the PRI website contains a collection of related articles, a Discussion Forum, an annotated Photo Gallery, and brief descriptions of several recommended books.
Morris, F.A.; Cole, R.J.
This report summarizes principles, techniques, and other information for doing institutional analyses in the area of energy policy. The report was prepared to support DOE's Regional Issues Identification and Assessment (RIIA) program. RIIA identifies environmental, health, safety, socioeconomic, and institutional issues that could accompany hypothetical future scenarios for energy consumption and production on a regional basis. Chapter 1 provides some theoretical grounding in institutional analysis. Chapter 2 provides information on constructing institutional maps of the processes for bringing on line energy technologies and facilities contemplated in RIIA scenarios. Chapter 3 assesses the institutional constraints, opportunities, and impacts that affect whether these technologies and facilities would in fact be developed. Chapters 4 and 5 show how institutional analysis can support use of exercises such as RIIA in planning institutional change and making energy policy choices.
The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Virtual Museum has recently opened its doors. The unique aspect of this museum of "history, art and archaeology of the ancient Near East" is that it uses Apple Quicktime VR (available for both Windows and Macintosh platforms from a pointer to the Apple Computer site) to take the visitor on a moving tour through selected parts of the museum. Viewers can move about museum exhibits by simply dragging their mouse to the right or left. At this time only the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries are "open," but soon the Mesopotamian, Persian, Palestinian, and Temporary Exhibits galleries will be open as well. Each exhibit is accompanied by a complete list of artifacts on exhibit, as well as connections to other Oriental Institute sites of interest, including selected photographic archives. At present, the main drawback to the site is that the artifacts are not virtually "labeled"; that is, it is very difficult for the lay user to link the artifacts being viewed to their descriptions. However, this site is a work in progress, and planned enhancements include the embedding of URLs in the QTVR panoramic movie files, and linking text and photographs of individual objects to their images in the panoramic movie. Note that each exhibit is very large (around 900 kilobytes), and that familiarity with QTVR will help in the navigation of the site.
Presaging the movements of political ecology, "smart growth", sustainable development and other trends of the past three decades, R. Buckminster Fuller remains one of the most misunderstood Renaissance individuals of the 20the century. Today, Mr. Fuller is most well known for inventing the geodesic dome, which he hoped would become a model for low-cost housing across the world. Over his life, Mr. Fuller was awarded 47 honorary doctorates, wrote 28 books, and was the recipient of numerous architectural and design awards. As such, it is fitting that this Web site features a great deal of his work, including many of his statements on his conception of "design science," and not surprisingly a great deal of information on the geodesic dome and its uses. Other helpful material on the site includes numerous publications from the Institute, such as their newsletter and environmental news. Overall, a fascinating site that documents the life of Mr. Fuller and the Institute dedicated to keeping his philosophy and principles alive and meaningful.
The Department of Energy recognizes that the success of its program to develop and implement a national system for nuclear waste management and disposal depends on broad-based public understanding and acceptance. While each program element has its particular sensitivity, the transportation of the waste may potentially affect the greatest number of people, and accordingly is highly visible and potentially issue-laden. Therefore, the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management has developed this Transportation Institutional Plan to lay the foundation for interaction among all interested parties for the purpose of identifying and resolving issues of concern. The Plan is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1 provides bachground information and discusses the purpose of the Plan and the policy guidance for establishing the transportation system. Chapter 2 introduces the major participants who must interact to build both the system itself and the consensus philosophy that is essential for effective operations. Chapter 3 suggests mechanisms for interaction that will ensure wide participation in program planning and implementation. And, finally, Chapter 4 suggests a framework for managing and resolving the issues related to development and operation of the transportation system. A list of acronyms and a glossary are included for the reader's convenience. The Plan's appendices provide supporting material to assist the reader in understanding the roles of the involved institutions. 4 figs., 1 tab.
Founded in 1986, the Economics Policy Institute (EPI) was established to "broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers." In keeping with that particular view, the Institute places a premium on real world analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people. The EPI site serves a clearinghouse for much of its research findings, along with some fine web-only features, such as profiles of economic indicators, the Quarterly Wage and Employment Series (which analyzes wage and employment trends), and a number of online supplemental tables. Much of the material on the site falls into one of the broad themes with which the EPI is primarily concerned -- such as trade and globalization, education, and living standards and labor markets. Finally, the site also contains an audio archive of events and discussions sponsored by the EPI dating back to August 1999, including programs on globalization and most recently, the ongoing debate surrounding the proposed privatization of Amtrak.
When Mary took up her appointment in the Institute's Education Department in June 1997, she indicated that she wished to return to teaching in two or three years. We have just heard that in September she will be joining the staff of the Science Department at Camden Girls' School, London. Mary's departure from the Institute is a great loss to the Department, where she has worked tirelessly, and with great imagination, to support those who teach physics at all secondary levels - and at primary level too when the opportunity presented itself. She has made tremendous contributions to the careers side of the Department's work, supporting careers events, providing informal training for others willing to do the same, helping to develop new careers materials and identifying people whom the Institute could use as role models or as the subject of case studies in print or electronic publications. Mary has been equally happy and willing to support pupils, students and teachers, and has been a wonderful role model herself, coming from an industrial research background, training for teaching after a career break and willing and able to teach biology, chemistry and design technology as well as physics. Mary has also written and edited Phases virtually single-handed. We are delighted to hear that Mary will continue to support the department's work as one of its teacher `volunteers'. Ilya Eigenbrot We are pleased to report that Ilya Eigenbrot, who will be known to some through his work at the Royal Institution and his appearances at the Christmas Lectures in a technical support role, has agreed to give the IOP Schools (touring) Lecture next year. The subject will be Lasers and this will follow nicely on to Zbig's lecture this year. Resources (print) Physics on Course The tenth issue of the Institute's popular guide to higher education, Physics on Course 2001, will be published early in July and distributed to all schools and colleges in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Its pages are brimming with useful information to help sixth-formers and college students who wish to study physics make the very important decision regarding their particular choice of course and university. Under the heading `Summary tables of physics courses' every university listed in the publication has a table which includes all the courses on offer, their entrance requirements, duration and the awards given. Another section of the book entitled `Departmental information' includes data on the teaching and assessment styles of the Physics Department, special facilities plus a contact name and address. These sections, together with an expanded set of case studies of recent students and various other interesting articles, make this publication a must for anyone who is considering studying physics at university. Copies of Physics on Course 2001 will be available from Leila Solomon, Education Department, Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London, W1N 3DH. The Particle Physics Wallchart (PCET) This full-colour chart, with a set of Teachers Notes, was published recently. It has been developed by PCET with Professor Peter Kalmus acting as expert consultant. The cost of the chart and notes is ÂŁ7.75 plus VAT and copies can be purchased from PCET, 27 Kirchen Road, London W13 0UD (fax: 020 8566 5120). Inspire II The second part of Inspire was published in the Spring. It is a highly visual, full-colour leaflet which can be used as a stand-alone item but which was designed to `nest' inside the first four-page spread which was distributed in February. The occupational areas for physicists covered in the second leaflet include the media/leisure, finance and engineering (at technician level) industries. The third of the intended four sheets will be published later this year. (Copies of Inspire II have been included in the Affiliated schools/colleges package; other schools/colleges will be sent copies on request.) Nanotechnology - a technical brief The Industrial Affairs Department of the Institute is working on a series of Technical Briefs to broaden the provi
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The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) is an independent think-tank working with leaders in government, media and the private sector. Their goal is to "challenge long-range threats to international and communal peace and to enhance Europe's capacity to act strategically in the global arena." The ISD was started in 1996, and lately their new work has included creating a network of Muslim professionals across Europe and sponsoring scholarships and leadership conferences. Scholars and other policy-types should click on over to the "Publications" area. Here they will find recent works that include "Muslims in the European Mediascape: Integration and Social Cohesion Dynamics" and "Exploring New Vehicles for a Strategic European Engagement with Russia". On the homepage, visitors can find a list of recent events sponsored by the ISD and also watch some media from their talks and conference gatherings.
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) employs a philosophy emphasizing "the creation of basic knowledge in the biosciences for the application of medical and material discoveries; the pursuit of fundamental scientific advances through interdisciplinary programs and collaborations, and the education and training of researchers preparing to meet the scientific challenges of the next century." TSRI conducts research in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, immunology, virology, autoimmune diseases, neurosciences, cardiovascular diseases, and more. The TSRI website contains links to information about scientific departments, faculty members, centers and programs, consortia, and research services. TSRI also offers a number of downloadable publications, and listings of available employment and postdoctoral opportunities. Note: The main sections of the site are accessible only from the homepage.
Over the past 150 years, almost 800 Illinois firefighters have died in the line of duty. This remarkable and thorough online database provides historical background information and digitized images related to this subject. The funding for this project was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Visitors can use the customized search engine to search the records by last name, first name, agency, gender, rank, age range, and year of death. While the information for each firefighter varies, many of the records contain details about the cause of death, the location, and other relevant details. On the right-hand side, users can look at the "Today's Line of Duty Deaths" and check out photographs of the Illinois Firefighter Memorial and provide feedback on their experience using the site.
The Berkeley Institute of Design (BID) conducts research and educational activities that emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to designing interactive environments. Under the topic of "environments," the website includes "architectural spaces, products, web sites, and other artifacts that support complex human activity." Given the current "era of ubiquitous technologies," the organization's approach combines technical and social/humanist perspectives drawing on psychology, social sciences and art practice. Its goal is to understand human behavior and the experience that technology should enhance, while remaining committed to social values and critical reflection. Projects include: MultiView Papier-MĂ˘chĂ©, Books with Voices, The Designers' Outpost, Digital Chemistry Project, SUGAR (CAD for MEMS), flexonics editorial, UCWISE, paradoxes in creativity, Organum, and Mobster. This site is also reviewed in the January 14, 2005_NSDL MET Report_.
The Berkeley Institute of Design (BID) conducts research and educational activities that emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to designing interactive environments. Under the topic of "environments," the website includes "architectural spaces, products, web sites, and other artifacts that support complex human activity." Given the current "era of ubiquitous technologies," the organization's approach combines technical and social/humanist perspectives drawing on psychology, social sciences and art practice. Its goal is to understand human behavior and the experience that technology should enhance, while remaining committed to social values and critical reflection. Projects include: MultiView Papier-Mďż˝chďż˝, Books with Voices, The Designers' Outpost, Digital Chemistry Project, SUGAR (CAD for MEMS), flexonics editorial, UCWISE, paradoxes in creativity, Organum, and Mobster. This site is also reviewed in the January 14, 2005_NSDL MET Report_.
Established by the National Cancer Act of 1937, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is one of the preeminent cancer research centers in the world. Over the past seventy years, their work has helped advance human understanding of human physiology, genetics, and cell biology, along with supporting the research efforts of at least twenty Nobel Prize winners. On their homepage, visitors can learn more about the various types of cancer, view their latest NCI Cancer Bulletin, and also read through the "NCI Highlights" section. Along the left-hand side of the homepage, the "Quick Links" area includes a link to their dictionary of cancer terms, the NCI drug dictionary, and information about funding opportunities. Further down on the homepage, there is a handy "Cancer Topics" section which includes fact sheets on "What is Cancer?", "Coping with Cancer", and "Smoking and Cancer". Overall, this site is very well-organized and accessible to both the general public and scholars.
Around the world, policy experts and concerned citizens continue to ask: What can be done about the problems of the world's cities? Of course, the problems of cities differ widely, and simple answers are in short supply, if they are any to be had at all. Based in San Rafael, the Urban Age Institute has been exploring some of these issues over the years, and their website contains some of their various findings and musings on a number of pressing urban matters. On their website, visitors can learn about their various research objectives, some of the events they sponsor, and also consider an extensive list of complementary websites. Finally, clicking on the "Articles" section will take visitors to the current issue of their magazine, "Urban Age". Additionally, visitors can browse through previous issues at their leisure.
Based at Arizona State University, the American Indian Policy Institute collaborates with tribal governments and American Indian communities on issues that affect them and also works to nurture innovation for American Indian sustainability. The site offers a wealth of reports, news articles, publications, conference programs, and other items that will be of interest to scholars. The Reports & Publications area contains thoughtful missives such as "Tribes and Energy within Arizona" and "Land Use Challenges and Choices for the 21st Century." The Award-Winning First Innovations area offers up a host of best practices designed to introduce sustainability entrepreneurship in Native American communities. Additionally, the Projects & Initiatives area offers detailed program information about tribal planning summits and financial management seminars.
The homepage of the Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI) presents gorgeous color images produced from liquid crystal, research overviews, technology invention abstracts, news and conference links, and more. LCI is part of a consortium, selected by the National Science Foundation, based at the Center for Advanced Liquid Crystalline Optical Materials (ALCOM) at Kent State University. The consortium includes Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Akron. ALCOM focuses on interdisciplinary research and development of liquid crystal optoelectronic materials, technology, and consumer products. A few of the liquid crystal studies featured here are fine structure and oily streak defects, magneto-optic response, text display applications, and organic synthesis. One of LCI's projects, the Polymers and Liquid Crystals Textbook, was featured in the December 13, 1996 Scout Report for Science & Engineering The LCI Website is not especially well-organized, but it contains lots of information about liquid crystal technology.
The goals of the World Resources Institute (WRI) are to reverse existing environmental problems and avert future ones, foster active public and private involvement, and make environmental improvement compatible with economic growth. Their Website contains countless documents sorted by (worldwide) geographic location as well as subject area, including sustainable development, biodiversity, climate change, forests, governance, oceans and coasts, and trade. The site also features a news center with news releases, facts and figures, and audio reports (RealAudio); a Library and Information Center with full-text searchable postings of all WRI publications; and a Sustainable Development Information Center with data, maps, facts, and sustainable development publications. This comprehensive site goes beyond the surface of environmental issues facing much of the world today.
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The Cyclotron Institute at Texas A&M University has upgraded its accelerator facilities to extend research capabilities with both stable and radioactive beams. The upgrade is divided into three major tasks: (1) re-commission the K-150 (88”) cyclotron, couple it to existing beam lines to provide intense stable beams into the K-500 experimental areas and use it as a driver to produce radioactive beams; (2) develop light ion and heavy ion guides for stopping radioactive ions created with the K-150 beams; and (3) transport 1+ ions from the ion guides into a charge-breeding electron-cyclotron-resonance ion source (CB-ECR) to produce highly-charged radioactive ions for acceleration in the K-500 cyclotron. When completed, the upgraded facility will provide high-quality re-accelerated secondary beams in a unique energy range in the world.
A for-profit enterprise, the Institute of Food Research (IFR), based in the United Kingdom, offers a wealth of public access information regarding food, diet, and nutrition on their Web site. Serving as a clearinghouse for information across a broad spectrum of academic, agricultural, and industrial interests, the site is very user-friendly, with numerous lists of popular topics and terms, as well as drop-down menus of searchable subjects and fields. Potentially useful to professionals, students, and lay people, the information available on the IFR site links to services and databases of many kinds and quality. The site serves as a great starting point for anyone interested in studying something the IFR knows a great deal about -- food.
A number of organizations and think-tanks have taken on the most pressing questions of our day, but relatively few have addressed such quandaries as basic as â??Are there a core of shared, moral values?â?ť In 1990, the Institute for Global Ethics started with this crucial inquiry and expanded their scope to work towards understanding these values. From the homepage, visitors can read through their online resources, which include the Ethics Newsline (a weekly electronic newsletter), letters from their president, and a number of topical white papers. Some of these papers have rather compelling titles, such as â??Ethics and the Learned Professionsâ?ť and â??Corporate Social Responsibility and Peacebuilding: A Case for Action in Israel and the Palestinian Territoriesâ?ť. Finally, users of the site may also wish to take a look at their calendar of upcoming seminars and lectures.
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has served as the primary professional organization for architects for close to 150 years, and is perhaps best known to the general public for its annual architectural and design awards. On the website, visitors can learn about the career opportunities for those interested in becoming an architect and read about various outreach efforts that the AIA is currently embarking on. The general public will appreciate the "Knowledge Communities" area, which gives access to the wealth of knowledge provided by AIA members in a number of different thematic areas, including historic preservation, religious architecture, and sustainable design. Additionally, visitors to the site can peruse the latest edition of AIAarchitect, which provides timely news to the architectural community throughout the United States.
Founded in 1977 by the noted primatologist Jane Goodall and Genevieve, Princess di San Faustino, the Jane Goodall Institute's primary mission is to "advance the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment of all living things." Of course, many of its activities center around the importance of increasing overall awareness of primate habitat conservation and this is definitely the focus of this timely website. A fist stop for any visitor to the site should be the "Chimpanzee Central" section, where they may learn about the behavior of these primates, their use of tools, and the various issues surrounding the conservation of their habitats. Another compelling area of the site is the "Roots & Shoots" section, which provides educational information about these service-learning projects that "promote care and concern for animals, the environment, and the human community".
Established in 1999, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) was designed to meet both the needs of UNESCO Member States and to provide the international community with a wide range of statistical information in order to "analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of their programmes and to inform their policy decisions." The UIC is hosted by the University of Montreal, and performs work around four primary themes, including education, literacy, culture & communication, and science & technology. Overall, the site is a remarkable source of information, including databases, working papers, country profiles, statistical tables, and methodological material about the conduct of their research. Several of these works are featured prominently on their homepage including a working paper on financing the expansion of educational opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean and an electronic questionnaire on science and technology.
The American Press Institute has been providing high-quality resources for practicing journalists for years, and now visitors with a penchant for the field can find out about some of these helpful materials on this site. While their homepage can be a bit visually hard to follow, the resources here are top-notch, and include some first-rate publications, such as â??Reaching Latino Audiencesâ?ť and â??Women, Men and Newsroom Leadershipâ?ť. The â??Journalistâ??s Toolboxâ?ť is a real find, as it contains a number of easy-to-use resources on such materials as copyediting, Iraq, and reporting on technology affairs. Additionally, there is a fine area dedicated to business journalism, including helpful hints on how best to deploy statistics in such pieces of writing. Overall, the site is extremely useful, and it is worth visiting several times.
In a dazzling demonstration that technological history can repeat itself, the American Film Institute has begun to make full length films available at its web site. The first showing is of Charles Chaplin's The Rink, made in 1916. VDO live video and audio streaming technology (discussed in the April 12, 1996 Scout Report) is used to play the movie. It is viewed most clearly in a small window of your monitor, and performance is affected by such variables as network congestion and the speed of your connection. But it is a movie, just as early kinetoscope offerings were also "movies." Perhaps in three or four years this technology will mature, and we will really be able to watch movies over the net. Still, what AFI is doing is historic and a valuable experiment that should be recognized as such. The site also contains background information on Chaplin, as well as selected links to other Chaplin sites.
The Aspen Institute brings together policy makers in order to talk about the big ideas that are on the hearts and minds of people around the world. Conversations about sustainability, globalization, and other matters are all in a day's work and meditation for these people and this blog is a great way to enter some of these conversations and engage with some large and compelling discussions. Visitors to the site will find pieces on the minimum wage, public school reform, and the role of community colleges in 21st century America. If looking for a specific topic, there are dozens of headings, ranging from the Affordable Care Act to youth sports, that can be perused.
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation is the professional institute that represents conservation professionals in both the public and private sectors throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Currently the Institute has over 1300 members, representing 15 different subfields within the profession. The mission of the Institute is "to establish the highest standards of conservation practice to support the effective protection and enhancement of the historic environment." To support this mission, the Institute has created this helpful website containing information about its ongoing activities (such as panel discussions, professional workshops, etc.), job opportunities in the field, and the organization's structure. The site also contains some good research documents, including a recent one dealing with planning, and the historic environment and local conservation agencies throughout the United Kingdom. Perhaps the best aspect of this website is the on-line archive (dating back to 1983) that contains the full-text editions of the Institute's magazine, _Context_.
Catherine S. Elliott; Donald M. Hayward; Sebastian Canon
Recommendations for broadening experimental analyses to include institutional frames are occurring more frequently in the literature. We report the results of a simple two-stage institutional framing experiment. First, cooperatives and entrepreneur business-strategy frames are generated. Second, same sex groups play a public good provision game. The results suggest that cooperative or non-cooperative solutions may be elicited via institutional frames which
This site features a multidisciplinary research institute. Its mission is to foster stewardship and sustainability of the built environment through a research-based, interdisciplinary educational forum.
Mathis, Wayne N.
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John J. Cheslock
[Excerpt] Students transferring between institutions of higher learning are an important part of the higher education system. Recent work estimates, using a sample of students who began postsecondary education in the fall of 1989, that approximately one in three students transfer to another institution within 5 years (McCormick and Carroll, 1997). Despite the importance of the transfer route in higher
Kay, Mark A.
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Ross, Leslie, W.; Green, Yvonne W.
This is the fifth edition of a list of postsecondary educational institutions and programs that are accredited by, or that have preaccredited status awarded by, the regional and national accrediting agencies formally recognized by the Secretary of Education. In addition to the lists of postsecondary specialized and vocational institutions and…
Materials Research Institute 199 Materials Research Institute Building The Pennsylvania State to biotechnology, building materials to automobiles, and much more. With more than a century of expertise in minerals, metallurgy, and mining, Penn State has an unsur- passed reputation in materials education
Engman, David M.
, director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, chief of cardiac surgery, and Heller-Sacks Professor Cardiovascular Institute, we have been passionate about building a nationally recognized and respected program that focuses on delivering safe and highly specialized cardiovascular care. Through pioneering new procedures
Engman, David M.
SKIN CANCER INSTITUTE THE CANCER INSTITUTES AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE Melanoma The Most Lethal Form of Skin Cancer Although it accounts for less than five percent of skin cancer cases, melanoma causes more than 75 percent of skin cancer deaths. It is now estimated that one in every 55 people
Udgaonkar, Jayant B.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF IMMUNOLOGY (an autonomous research Institute) Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi cutting-edge research in fundamental or translational research in immunological and related sciences conferences, seminars, symposia, Workshop etc. No major infrastructure grant will be provided under the scheme
The main goal of this study was to gain a better insight into efforts made to provide optimum education to juveniles in young offender institutions and in secure youth care institutions, and into barriers with which educators are confronted in this process. Results show that for a substantial number of juveniles insufficient information is…
Rundle, J. B.; Kellogg, L. H.; Turcotte, D. L.
California's abundant resources are linked with its natural hazards. Earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, severe storms, fires, and droughts afflict the state regularly. These events have the potential to become great disasters, like the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, that overwhelm the capacity of society to respond. At such times, the fabric of civic life is frayed, political leadership is tested, economic losses can dwarf available resources, and full recovery can take decades. A patchwork of Federal, state and local programs are in place to address individual hazards, but California lacks effective coordination to forecast, prevent, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from, the harmful effects of natural disasters. Moreover, we do not know enough about the frequency, size, time, or locations where they may strike, nor about how the natural environment and man-made structures would respond. As California's population grows and becomes more interdependent, even moderate events have the potential to trigger catastrophes. Natural hazards need not become natural disasters if they are addressed proactively and effectively, rather than reactively. The University of California, with 10 campuses distributed across the state, has world-class faculty and students engaged in research and education in all fields of direct relevance to hazards. For that reason, the UC can become a world leader in anticipating and managing natural hazards in order to prevent loss of life and property and degradation of environmental quality. The University of California, Office of the President, has therefore established a new system-wide Multicampus Research Project, the California Hazards Institute (CHI), as a mechanism to research innovative, effective solutions for California. The CHI will build on the rich intellectual capital and expertise of the Golden State to provide the best available science, knowledge and tools for leaders, managers, stakeholders, policy makers, educators and the public to effectively and comprehensively combat the problems caused by the natural hazards that threaten California. During this first year of operation, UC faculty involved in the CHI will identify the science and technology research priorities of the Institute, followed by the solicitation of participation by other important stakeholders within California. The CHI is founded upon the idea that the hazards associated with events such as earthquakes and floods need not become great disasters such as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and 2005 Hurricane Katrina if these hazards can be anticipated proactively, before they must be dealt with reactively.
Cornell University's Law School has an international reputation for scholarly activity, and Scout Report readers will be glad to learn about the online resources afforded by its Legal Information Institute (LII). Founded in 1992 by co-directors Thomas R. Bruce and Peter W. Martin, the LII publishes electronic versions of "core materials in numerous areas of the law". Some of the key materials that users will find here include Supreme Court decisions, decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals, decisions of the New York Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Code. For those more casual or first-time users, the site has a well-written introduction to basic legal citation and a lexicon of basic legal terms. The homepage of the site also features a selection of recent law events that have made the news, complete with hypertext links to the complete decisions. The "Law aboutâ?¦" area is helpful, as visitors can browse around to find information about various sectors of law including enterprise law, criminal law, and constitutional law.
Started in 1985, The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) "works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts." Their mission is quite broad, as it includes conservation projects that involve architecture, individual objects, and site examinations. First-time visitors may wish to start by looking at the "What's New" area on the right-hand side of the homepage. Here they will find short videos on Asian orange colorants, information about Middle East heritage databases, and a direct link to the latest edition of the GCI's newsletter, "Conservation". Moving on, the "Free PDF Publications" area contains access to full-length books, reports, glossaries, and short papers published by the GCI. The "Videos and Audio" area contains a number of compelling talks, including a conversation with a panel of experts about long-term preservation plans for the bridges that span the Los Angeles River. Finally, the site also contains information for potential visiting scholars, graduate students, and interns within the "Public Programs" area of the site.
The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) was formed in 2004 to "draw Harvard's resources together by establishing a cooperative community of scientists and practitioners, by developing new ways to fund and support research, and by promoting opportunities for open communication and education." Their website features videos of HSCI scientists speaking about their selected disease programs. Visitors can click on a video as it appears, or they can wait for one of the next videos in the rotation. To read about the disease programs, visitors can click on the "Research" tab near the top of the page, and then select the "Research Programs" link to read about the different programs and the lead researcher. Research programs include the "Blood Disease Program", "Cancer Program", "Cardiovascular Disease Program", "Kidney Disease Program", "Nervous System Diseases Program", and the "Translational Research Program". The "Resources" tab near the top of the page has video of a great series of education sessions that are held quarterly by HSCI, and which address the medical, religious, economic, and public policy concerns that stem cell research presents. There are eight sessions to watch, and each runs longer than an hour, so each topic is covered in exquisite detail.
Eddington, David; Magin,L,Richard; Hetling, John; Cho, Michael
Microfabrication enables many exciting experimental possibilities for medicine and biology that are not attainable through traditional methods. However, in order for microfabricated devices to have an impact they must not only provide a robust solution to a current unmet need, but also be simple enough to seamlessly integrate into standard protocols. Broad dissemination of bioMEMS has been stymied by the common aim of replacing established and well accepted protocols with equally or more complex devices, methods, or materials. The marriage of a complex, difficult to fabricate bioMEMS device with a highly variable biological system is rarely successful. Instead, the design philosophy of my lab aims to leverage a beneficial microscale phenomena (e.g. fast diffusion at the microscale) within a bioMEMS device and adapt to established methods (e.g. multiwell plate cell culture) and demonstrate a new paradigm for the field (adapt instead of replace). In order for the field of bioMEMS to mature beyond novel proof-of-concept demonstrations, researchers must focus on developing systems leveraging these phenomena and integrating into standard labs, which have largely been ignored. Towards this aim, the Integrative Bioengineering Institute has been established.
Hart, Raffaella; Belotto, Michael
Several ethical transgressions involving human subjects in scientific research during the last century have led to guidelines for acceptable research conduct and oversight. Thoughtful examination of these events yielded ethical documents whose principles eventually became codified into federal regulations governing research. These regulations specify the composition and function of the institutional review board (IRB), as well as the criteria by which the IRB judges the acceptability of proposed research. Continuous advances in medicine and technology generate the need to test new and potentially viable interventions for safety and efficacy. These advances in medical science rely heavily on the altruism and sometimes heroism of individuals who put their own well being at risk for the benefit of others by participating in clinical research experiments. It is therefore necessary for researchers to understand the function of the IRB and ethics review committees from which approval is required before research in human subjects may begin. Understanding the function of the IRB requires an appreciation for the rules by which it is governed, as well as the history and circumstances that influenced the creation of those rules. Researchers who appreciate the IRB's purpose will be better equipped to navigate the labyrinth of research guidelines and regulations. PMID:20674597
The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI), a non-profit organization founded in 1997, is active in three primary areas related to conservation biology - applied research, education, and professional services. Through its research - alone or in collaboration with others - CBI actively seeks to develop new conservation tools, techniques, and analyses that can be used to better address a wide range of ecological concerns from endangered species protection to regional conservation planning. Based on a combination of field-based biology and computer mapping technologies (i.e., remote sensing and geographic information systems), CBIs primary research areas include: forest, aquatic, and watershed assessments, local and regional conservation planning, endangered species research and management, ecosystem monitoring, and carnivore conservation. Their formal education program, still in development, currently consists of five basic subdivisions (or program areas) including internships/ fellowships, education materials, college courses, short courses, and workshops/guest lectures. CBIs professional services are conducted alone or in collaboration with outside organizations and include: biological surveys and consulting, geographical information system (GIS) mapping services, as well as scientific reviews and white papers.
The Salton Sea Database Program (SSDP) at the University of Redlands, Redlands Institute (RI) was a project administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Center for Special Programs. The purpose behind the SSDP was to bring a wide range of data management and analysis tools and professionals "to support multi-disciplinary and coordinated decision-making across all the professional and scientific teams and stakeholders involved in the restoration of California's largest inland body of water, the Salton Sea." Part of their outreach work includes this fine website, which includes sections titled "Ecological Issues", "Data & Research", and "Exploring the Area". First-time visitors may want to start by clicking on the "Ecological Issues" area. Here they can learn about the science of the area, the contemporary issues facing the survival of the Salton Sea, and some of the proposed solutions to restore the Sea. Journalists and scientists will appreciate the "Data & Research" area, as it features digital maps of the area, GIS data, public policy documents, and an image database. The casual traveler will enjoy the "Exploring the Area" section, and here they will find information about current weather conditions, fishing reports, and California State park materials.
The European Monetary Institute was established in 1994 to oversee the implementation of a single currency for Europe. The EMI site contains information on its staff, organization, structure, and financial resources, and outlines the process of entering the third and final phase of the European Monetary Union. After months of doubt and political difficulties in France, Germany, and most recently, Italy, it now appears that the unified European currency, the Euro, will indeed begin on January 1, 1999 to replace the national currencies of as many as 10 or 11 countries. The path to a unified currency is by no means smooth, however. Many European Union member states are finding it politically difficult to reduce their budget deficit to 3 percent of gross domestic product and other states, such as Britain and Denmark, are choosing to remain out for now regardless. On the other hand, European economic growth will apparently exceed earlier expectations, allowing leaders to use increased tax revenues instead of cutting social services to qualify.
Debate about the brain-injuring propensity of American football has been debated lately, and the website of the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) located outside of Boston aims to discuss the research that suggests that players in certain football positions are at increased risk of dementia, and at an earlier age than most average people might develop symptoms of the disease. Visitors should click on "About" to read the key people behind the founding of SLI. In the middle of the homepage is an informational video for those athletes interested in donating their brain to the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) brain donation program. There are also several articles on SLI's military brain donor program, which aims to study brain injury in combat blasts. CTE can only be studied, at this point, on the brains of the deceased, so the brain donor program is important to SLI's mission. For coaches of young athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer, the section "Coaches Clinics" gives an overview of 3C, which is the Coaches Concussion Clinics for youth sports run by the organization.
Dedicated to promoting archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past around the world, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. The AIA is a nonprofit group originally founded in 1879 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1906, with over 9000 members at last count. On their site, visitors can learn about membership in the AIA, read about local societies of the AIA, and read about their annual professional and academic meeting. Along with details about the day-to-day operations of the AIA, visitors can peruse materials about fellowships and other grant programs for fieldwork and professional development. The site also contains a link to the latest archaeological news, provided by the courtesy of Archaeological Magazine. While the publication section does not offer free access to most of their monographs, visitors can follow a link to the full-text online edition of the American Journal of Archaeology.
Originally created in 1995 by the Texas State Legislature, and moved eight years later from the office of the Attorney General to Sam Houston State University, the Crime Victims' Institute provides studies of crime victims, online local and national resources for crime victims and links to criminal justice education.Â The "Publications" available on the site can be accessed on the far left hand side of the menu and include Legislative Briefs, Research Briefs, Survey Reports, and General Information.Â "Videos", also available on the far left hand side of the menu, include a video entitled "Stalking: Real Fear Real Crime" that is a training tape inspired by a real crime victim.Â Â The left hand menu also contains three important categories for all victims: "Victim Compensation", "Victim Impact Statement", and "Victim Rights", which provide links in English and Spanish, as well as victim impact forms.Â Almost the complete text of the Texas Crime Victim Bill of Rights is also available under the "Victim Rights" link.
Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources Answering Global Resource and Energy Challenges #12;Answering Global Resource and Energy Challenges 2 Vision The vision of the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) is to enable the efficient and sustainable use and development of the world's mineral
Joint Seminar Risk Management Institute & Department of Mathematics Details of Seminar Date empirical phenomena of the negative variance risk premium and implied volatility smirk if market into account. This is a joint work with Eric C. Chang and Huimin Zhao. Risk Management Institute Joint Seminar
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(Missouri River Institute) Monitoring and Assessment During and After the 2011 Missouri River Flood 9:30 Brian Korman (National Park Service) NPS MNRR Monitoring of the Missouri River Flood of 2011 10Missouri River Institute Research Symposium Thursday, April 5, 2012 Neuharth Media Center
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The Global Supply Chain Institute World Class. Worldwide. Looking for ways to expand your supply chain knowledge and professional network? The University of Tennessee's Global Supply Chain Institute is a world- class resource for global supply chain expertise. This one-stop shop offers a comprehensive menu
An exploratory study surveyed 59 colleges and universities concerning their advertising practices, specifically media usage, importance of communication objectives for institutional messages, and the importance of audiences targeted for advertising. All major media were used by most of the institutions. Communication objectives mentioned most…
Pierce, Niles A.
-of-the-art mass spectrometry based proteomics laboratory at Caltech's Beckman Institute. In the past, the PEL has. The Proteome Exploration Laboratory (PEL), a Beckman Institute Resource Center, is a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry-based proteomics laboratory. Abstract The Proteome Exploration Laboratory (PEL) is a state
Wilson Institute for Canadian History Fall 2014 Events Wilson Institute for Canadian History Department of History Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24270 Chester New Hall 619 Fax: 905-777-8316 1280 Main Street! Sean Mills Department of History, University of Toronto Date: September 25, 2014 Dr. Mills studies post
The author opposes any Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) overseeing the work of journalism professors and journalism students in any academic institution. He argues that the tendency for IRBs to require anonymity for persons interviewed immediately reduces the credibility of any journalistic story. The composition of an IRB is questioned on…
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This guide to proposed microcomputer systems and their applications for training institutions in developing countries discusses the development of such systems and recommends hardware and computer software configurations for typical training applications. Arguing that the microcomputer should be used for greater personal and institutional…
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Great Cities Institute Special Event Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism Great Cities Institute will discuss their book Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism. They will be specifically discussing the ongoing reinvention of race and racism in the USA and its implications. From the publisher: Reinventing Race
Journal of American College Health, 2006
The "Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunizations" described in this article are provided to colleges and universities to facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive institutional prematriculation immunization policy. In response to changing epidemiology and the introduction of new vaccines, the American College Health…
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute developed to support the implementation of Pakistan's National Conservation Strategy (NCS), also known as Agenda 21. The NCS places Pakistanďż˝s socio-economic development within the context of a national environmental plan, and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute produces policy research and advocates democratic governance and pro-people initiatives in support of NCS goals.
Delaplane, Keith S.
2007 BEEKEEPING INSTITUTE May 17-19 Young Harris College Young Harris, Georgia #12;Young Harris College and the University of Georgia are offering the sixteenth annual Beekeeping Institute, May 17 beekeeping educational event in the Southeast, offering classes for beekeepers at all levels of experience
Delaplane, Keith S.
2008 BEEKEEPING INSTITUTE May 15-17 Young Harris College Young Harris, Georgia #12;Young Harris College and the University of Georgia are offering the seventeenth annual Beekeeping Institute, May 15 beekeeping educational event in the Southeast. Besides offering classes for beekeepers at all levels
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CULTURE HISTORY ENVIRONMENTAND CENTER FOR NELSON INSTITUTE F I F T H A N N U A L GRADUATE STUDENT thanks Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Gregg Mitman, interim director Center for Culture Nelson Anthony Pietsch Megan Raby Kate Wersan Speakers, presenters, attendees, and friends Cover image
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of Charleston is the oldest educational institution south of Virginia, and the 13th oldest in the United States of the U.S. Constitution. The College became the nation's first municipal college in 1837, when the City 500 students until the College of Charleston became a state institution in 1970. The first African
Robert O. Keohane
The world has now experienced what could be regarded as 20 years of Institutional Liberalism: the dominance of the view that cooperation in world politics can be enhanced through the construction and support of multilateral institutions based on liberal principles. E. H. Carr was famously skeptical of liberalism as he understood that tradition. This essay, prepared originally as the E.
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CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE INSTITUTE FOR STEM CELL BIOLOGY & SCHOLAR TRAINING PROGRAM REGENERATIVE MEDICINE MD Research Scholar Application Deadline: August 23, 2013 Instructions in a research career in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. c) This application is for a research
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CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE INSTITUTE FOR STEM CELL BIOLOGY & SCHOLAR TRAINING PROGRAM REGENERATIVE MEDICINE MD Research Scholar Application Deadline: August 24, 2012 Instructions in a research career in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. c) This application is for a research
Partnership Award for Mobile Science Lab Discovery Roundup Institute Receives Discovery-Driven Media Coverage Workshop on Vision/Brian Research Draws Journalists to Institute PHILANTHROPY Gift by Trustee Howard researchers chosen out of more than 2,000 applicants for the prestigious six-year appointment. Shaw
Background This integrative review synthesises research studies that have investigated the perceptions of nurse practitioners and medical practitioners working in primary health care. The aggregation of evidence on barriers and facilitators to working collaboratively and experiences about the processes of collaboration is of value to understand success factors and factors that impede collaborative working relationships. Methods An integrative review, which used systematic review processes, was undertaken to summarise qualitative and quantitative studies published between 1990 and 2012. Databases searched were the Cochrane Library, the Joanna Briggs Institute Library, PubMed, Medline, CINAHL, Informit and ProQuest. Studies that met the inclusion criteria were assessed for quality. Study findings were extracted relating to a) barriers and facilitators to collaborative working and b) views and experiences about the process of collaboration. The findings were narratively synthesised, supported by tabulation. Results 27 studies conducted in seven different countries met the inclusion criteria. Content analysis identified a number of barriers and facilitators of collaboration between nurse practitioners and medical practitioners. By means of data comparison five themes were developed in relation to perceptions and understanding of collaboration. Nurse practitioners and medical practitioners have differing views on the essentials of collaboration and on supervision and autonomous nurse practitioner practice. Medical practitioners who have a working experience with NPs express more positive attitudes towards collaboration. Both professional groups report concerns and negative experiences with collaborative practice but also value certain advantages of collaboration. Conclusions The review shows that working in collaboration is a slow progression. Exposure to working together helps to overcome professional hurdles, dispel concerns and provide clarity around roles and the meaning of collaboration of NPs and MPs. Guidelines on liability and better funding strategies are necessary to facilitate collaborative practice whether barriers lie in individual behaviours or in broader policies. PMID:24007269
Volkwein, J. Fredericks
What is institutional research (IR)? One of the most widely definition of the institutional research is by Joe Saupe, who emphasized institutional research as a set of activities that support institutional planning, policy formation, and decision making. Institutional researchers and IR functions are embedded in the offices of strategic planning,…
In June 1996, NASA released a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) inviting proposals to establish a National Space Biomedical Research Institute (9-CAN-96-01). This CAN stated that: The Mission of the Institute will be to lead a National effort for accomplishing the integrated, critical path, biomedical research necessary to support the long term human presence, development, and exploration of space and to enhance life on Earth by applying the resultant advances in human knowledge and technology acquired through living and working in space. The Institute will be the focal point of NASA sponsored space biomedical research. This statement has not been amended by NASA and remains the mission of the NSBRI.
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The LANL Institutional Computing Program (IC) will host an information session about the current state of unclassified Institutional Computing at Los Alamos, exciting plans for the future, and the current call for proposals for science and engineering projects requiring computing. Program representatives will give short presentations and field questions about the call for proposals and future planned machines, and discuss technical support available to existing and future projects. Los Alamos has started making a serious institutional investment in open computing available to our science projects, and that investment is expected to increase even more.
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Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada Patron H CANADIAN AERONAUTICS AND SPACE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 2012 SENIOR AWARD HONOUREES Mr. Dave Muir, President of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute for 2012
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mission the commitment to provide excellent medical education, research endeavors, and medical care, first science research opportunities will be encouraged in all areas where there are Graduate Medical EducationPage 26 INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT TO GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
Heermann, Dieter W.
Leader, ALICE Transition Radiation Detector, since 2000 Member ALICE Management Board Spokesperson, BMBF Phenomenology of high energy nuclear collisions Detectors for particle physics experiments #12;Â· Publications (summa cum laude) Â· Professional Experience: Research Associate, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, Johannes
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of Technology Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory Manufacturing Equipment #12;7 Swiss Federal and interferences, system view (algorithm, architecture, environment, software), crosslayer design, interaction 1 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory Research
Founded in 1883, the Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the finest art museums in the United States and is well-known for its fine holdings in American art of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Visitors to the site will want to begin by examining the Collection section, which features selected images from the Institute's holdings, most notably selected works from the Hudson River School and the American Impressionists. Scholars will want to examine the Research Library and Archives section of the site, which features an online catalogue of the 175,000 volumes held by the Library. For visitors hoping to visit the Institute in person, detailed information on their current and ongoing exhibitions is provided by the site, along with an events calendar featuring some of the activities at the Institute, which include storytelling sessions for children and music performances.
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Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2013 Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 20131 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute (PRWRERI) is located
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Assessment of Research Quality Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics January 2007 Faculty of Science #12;Evaluation report Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics Universiteit of the Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) was one
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Washington Technical Institute WRRC REPORT No. 7 ANNUAL REPORT VOL.II JULY 1, 1974 TO JUNE 30 1975 TECHNICAL INSTITUTE ...................................... 2 DIRECTOR'S REPORT Research Center Washington Technical Institute Washington, D. C. 20008 August 1975 The work upon which
Site emphasizes the institution's interest in deep-sea exploration. Exhibits and educational programs are offered throughout the year. Links include: news, exhibits, directions, events, group reservations, functions, memberships, and general information. Main attractions include Return to Titanic, Dolphin Sense, Hidden Amazon, Beluga Contact, and Penguin Contact. The Institute for Exploration is a leader in uniting deep submergence technology with leading edge deep-sea archaeological techniques. Located in Mystic, Connecticut.
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The impact of labour market institutions on both labour supply and job search rates has been exhaustively analysed in Labour Economics from theoretical as well as empirical approaches. However, research on the impact of this regulation on self-employment and\\u000a its composition is limited, that is, the impact of labour market institutions on occupational choice and labour demand. In\\u000a this context,
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The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 [as amended by Institutes of Technology,] (Amendment, Act, 1963.] Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay 400 076 #12;THE INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY ACT. THE SCHEDULE #12;THE INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY, ACT, 1961 No. 59 of 1961 [as amended by Institutes of Technology
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2013-2014 The Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (formerly name Â The Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (BRAES) Â to better
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disparity topics for group discussion Â· Half hour or more reserved for audience give and take #12;Institute Air Force Marine Corps Coast Guard TOTAL Regular 1.76 1.71 1.94 1.69 1.28 1.77 National Guard 1.38 - 2.24 - - 1.56 Reserves 1.45 1.59 2.58 1.29 1.22 1.64 TOTAL 1.61 1.69 2.08 1.63 1.27 1.72 #12;Institute
Maine's oceanic shoreline has long been one of the richest in North America, both in terms of natural resources and its importance to the local economy. One important organization that is committed to this valued ecosystem is the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Based in Portland, the Institute is designed to educate Maine residents and visitors about Maine's fresh and saltwater resources and to "facilitate and conduct collaborative research.ĂŻÂżÂ˝ Their website contains some of these resources, and first-time visitors should start their journey here at the "Science" section. As might be expected, visitors will be able to learn about some of the Institute's ongoing survey work, including their comprehensive survey of the region's shrimp stocks, the impacts of mobile fishing gear, and cod-tagging. Every good institute worth its salt has a strong education component, and this institute has got the web-browsing public's best interests in mind. In their "Education" section, they have placed a number of interactive and multimedia features, including such areas as "All About Lobsters" and "Undersea Landscapes".
In the mid-1960s, President Johnson saw the need for independent nonpartisan analysis of the problems facing America's cities and their residents. The President created a blue-ribbon commission of civic leaders who recommended chartering a center to do that work and in 1968, the Urban Institute became that center. Today the Urban Institute analyzes policies, evaluates programs, and informs community development to "improve social, civic, and economic well-being." Working in all 50 states and abroad, the Institute shares its research with policymakers, business leaders, and academics. On this site, visitors can enjoy the Institute's series of interviews entitled "Five Questions For"" which poses five questions to the people behind the Urban Institute's research. Here, experts talk about the nature of their work and offer insights on what they've learned. The collection allows visitors to browse a chronological list of this series of interviews and each interview is easily emailed and is also available in a printer friendly format.
The primary goal of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bulletin (HHMI) is to tell "the stories of the talented, energetic, and committed people who are the heart and soul of the Institute." Written in a jaunty and erudite manner, the Bulletin contains profiles of researchers working at the Institute, opinion and perspective pieces, and other items. Visitors can find articles on everything from sponges as a source of anti-cancer drugs to compelling pieces on chronic pain. Visitors can also browse through their online archive of past issues, which dates back to January 2001. Overall, this magazine is excellent, and it will be of interest to both members of the scientific community and those who might just appreciate a good read.
At this website, the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy discusses its contributions "to the knowledge of the atmospherical environment from the Earth to the Sun." Created for all levels of expertise, this Web site is broken down into two main sections: a Public link and a Science link. Through the Science section, researchers can learn about the Institute's abundant projects dealing with the atmosphere, space physics, solar radiation measurements, and more. The Web site presents the instrumentation design and development that are utilized on the ground and by their space and airborne instruments. Visiting the large public domain link, students and educators can learn the all about the scientific field of aeronomy and the Institute's contributions through the descriptive diagrams and images.
In the early 1990s, a group of concerned Californians (including William R. Hewlett) decided that there should be a policy research institution dedicated to providing both wise counsel and expertise on the issues and events that were of great concern to the residents of the state. With a sizable gift of $70 million, the Public Policy Institute of California was formally created in 1994, and since that time they have continued their research with great vigor, along with disseminating their findings to the broader public. Visitors to the Institute's homepage can look over their reports listed by topic area, such as demography, education, or political participation. Scholars and policy analysts will appreciate the "Data Depot" area which includes information on the natural resource budget over the past three decades and information on the federal transit grants provided to different parts of the state.
Located at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, The Institute for Interactive Journalism helps news organizations and citizens "use new information ideas and innovative computer technologies to develop new ways for people to engage in critical public policy issues". Visitors will want to be sure to look at the section that provides information about their New Voices program which is designed to support innovative community news ventures in the United States. Of course, those involved in such endeavors may wish to peruse the various grant opportunities offered through the Institute. The Institute also sponsors the Batten Awards Innovation in Journalism, which are designed to reward journalism that uses new information ideas and technologies in innovative ways. Visitors can view current and past recipients of these awards, which include a number of interactive website features created by such organizations as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and KQED in San Francisco.
Volkwein, J. Fredericks
In this chapter, the author proposes a model for assessing institutional effectiveness. The Volkwein model for assessing institutional effectiveness consists of five parts that summarize the steps for assessing institutions, programs, faculty, and students. The first step in the model distinguishes the dual purposes of institutional effectiveness:…
Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2007 Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2007 1 #12;Introduction The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), a unit of Texas AMAgriLife, and member of the National Institutes for Water Resources, provides leadership
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Institute of Water Resources Annual Technical Report FY 1999 Introduction Eileen Jokinen, the Associate Director of the Institute, retired in August 1999. Dr. Patricia Bresnahan is the Institute's new Associate Director. Pat will spend half-time with the Institute and half-time as a Research Associate
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The Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the design, implementation, and sharing of web- and computer-based learning technologies. The institute's website features information on its programs and links to its online journal, "Journal of Interaction Recipes". There is also a set of tools and software for visually displaying sets of online information, selecting colors in 3-dimensional space for web design, simulating visual infirmities that may affect users' ability to use online materials; and open source tools for simulating accessibility, creating text bitmaps, uploading images, determining colors in a bit-mapped images, and other applications.
Affiliated with Hartford Seminary, this Website promises to become a significant resource for scholars in the field of sociological research on religion. The site currently features articles, studies, descriptions of methodology, and other scholarly materials for the topics of women and religion, church growth/ decline, religion and the family, religion and the Web, congregational studies, Pentecostalism, and homosexuality and religion. The Website also describes current institute projects, with a promise that articles and data resulting from these projects will be published on the site in the future. In addition, the Institute's Website serves as an annotated directory of online organizations, data resources, scholars, and research relevant to its subject.
Bandettini, Peter A.
IINational Institute of Mental Health U. S. D E P A R T M E N T O F H E A L T H A N D H U M A N S E R V I C E S N A T I O N A L I N S T I T U T E S O F H E A L T H of the National Institute of Mental...........................................................................................24 Triggering the Mood Changes in Depression and Bipolar Illness .............................24
The Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) hosts workshops and institutes each summer. The events are intended as professional development activities for college, high school and university faculty. The goals of the summer institutes are to: 1. Create an awareness of ocean activities related to marine research, exploration, and industry; 2. Highlight career opportunities associated with these activities; 3. Promote the teaching of higher-level technical, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills; and 4. Provide opportunities for educators to interact with employers- and vice versa.
If you'd like a front row seat to some of the most compelling policy commentary in the United States, you may want to keep tabs on this useful blog from the Brookings Institution. Each weekday, different policy experts offer a bit of commentary on topics that include immigration policy, disaster preparedness, and the use of technology by the federal government. Visitors can comment on each entry, share the entry with friends and colleagues, and pass it along via their Twitter feed or other social media. The site also features past blog entries dating back to September 2009 and embedded links to other relevant Brookings Institution reports, working papers and briefs.
Salustri, Filippo A.
of teamwork web tools (e.g. web peer reviews) #12;...in Design Research s New models and processes of designThe Ryerson Engineering Design Institute A Point of Convergence for Design-Related Activities Chair in Design Engineering s CDE failed, but REDI survives (?) #12;Design@Ryerson s Design is
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protein (green) is thought to influence this abundant DNA replication. credits Director and Editor Matt 55, 56, 59 Justin Knight page 61 Robert Mathis/Whitehead Institute page 62 Chris Sanchez page 63 principal investigators Contents 3 from the director 4 scientific achievement 51 whitehead fellows 56 honor
Whether intercollegiate athletics influence outside perceptions of institutional reputation and educational quality--and whether this translates into improvements in recruiting students and donors--is disputed in the research literature. Researchers have typically attempted to correlate success on the field or court with variables such as…
Teaching about aquatic environments, serving as neutral conveners, and facilitating marine research is the mission of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Features hundreds of web pages with information and classroom activities covering: oceans, human impact, weather, satellite imagery, remote sensing, Antarctica, global climate change, lobsters, turtles, marine, freshwater issues and more. The project of building the new aquarium at Portland is specially considered.
Journal of American College Health, 2011
The recommendations presented in this article are provided to colleges and universities to facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive institutional prematriculation immunization policy. Vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur on American campuses. In response to changing epidemiology and the introduction of new vaccines, the ACHA…
for Metrology using Dual Energy CT Christoph Heinzl Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Computer Keywords: DECT image fusion, local surface extraction, Dual Energy CT, metrology, dimensional measurement, variance comparison. #12;#12;Surface Extraction from Multi-Material Components for Metrology using Dual
The National Computational Science Institute (NCSI) is a National Science Foundation funded Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement - National Dissemenation effort to train faculty of primarily undergraduate and minority serving institutionsin the use of computational science, particularly as it applies to inquiry based learning in introductory undergraduate classes.
Georgetown University in Political Science and has done postgraduate work in theology and philosophy. #12; participation, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), led numerous high level studies, and served on many) A. JAMES CLARK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING Dr. Jerome Delli Priscoli U.S. Army Engineer Institute
Vegter, professeur, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Examinateurs : Jean-Claude Paul, professeur invit-FranÂ¸coise Roy, professeur, universitÂ´e Rennes 1 Karl Tombre, professeur, Institut national polytechnique de Applications -- UMR 7503 #12;#12;Table des mati`eres RÂ´esumÂ´e(s) 1 RÂ´esumÂ´e en fran
This document discusses institutional effectiveness at Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) (South Carolina) for the 2000-2001 academic year. Full and/or interim report summaries are provided for advising procedures, library resources, and for the following departments: Accounting, Automated Office, Office Systems Technology, Health Care…
Cotty, Peter J.
INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty for Aflatoxin Control in Africa Amare Ayalew, Wezi Chunga, and Winta Sintayehu TECHNOLOGY 16. Biological Contamination of Maize: Developing Host Resistance George Mahuku, Marilyn L. Warburton, Dan Makumbi, and Felix
Discusses individual rights versus institutional responsibilities as addressed in the Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for Electronic Learners. Topics addressed include freedom of speech and First Amendment rights; freedom of the press; freedom of assembly; right to privacy; freedom from unreasonable searches; due process; and future issues.…
This report outlines National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) activities during FY 2001, the fourth year of the NSBRI's programs. It is prepared in accordance with Cooperative Agreement NCC 9-58 between NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and Baylor College of Medicine (NSBRI).
Hollands, Fiona M.; Tirthali, Devayani
By reviewing the literature and interviewing 83 individuals knowledgeable about massive open online courses (MOOCs), we investigate the goals of institutions of higher education that are currently developing and delivering such courses. We identify six major goals for MOOC initiatives: extending reach and access, building and maintaining brand,…
Moore, Paul A.
and Allegations of Animal Mistreatment 09-03-001 32 Transportation Policy 11-04-001 35 University AnimalBowling Green State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Policy/Procedure Manual Designated Member Review 10-12-001 11 Overages in Animal Usage 04-04-001 12 "Not Yet Approved" Protocol
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% 19% Hospital work 10% 11% Substance abuse education 3% 5% Other health education 4% 4% Services 2010 2012 Berea Non-Sectarian #12;Are your parents: Both alive and living with each other Cooperative;Are your parents: Both alive, divorced or living apart Cooperative Institutional Research Program
M. Seki; H. Yoshida; T. Nakamura; H. Watanabe; H. Kudo
The Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) organizes many fusion nuclear technology research and development activities. JAERI is also involved in the design of next-step machines such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and the Fusion Experimental Reactor (FER). In this paper, research using relatively large facilities are discussed, such as tritium technology, high heat flux technology, fusion neutronics,
Explores how higher education can respond to the trend toward lifelong learning with a business concept based on the idea of creating value through enhancing differentiation and moving as much as possible to a student-centered model. Asserts that this may lead some universities to become dual-sector institutions, containing both higher education…
Investigates why the divorce rate for remarriage is higher than the divorce rate for first marriages: because the institution of the family provides no standard solutions to problems encountered in remarriage. Recommends additional research on remarriage and on the institutionalization of married life. (Author/DB)
Founded in 1984, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) was first designated as an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1990. UPCI seeks to accomplish its mission of reducing the burden of cancer in western Pennsylvania and the nation, through exceptional research, clinical care, education, and community outreach, through integrated programs in basic, clinical, translational, and population science research.
Spyros G. Stavrinakis; Christian Harm; David T. Llewellyn; Bridget Gandy; Peter Shaw; Peter Tebbutt; Mark Young
On 29th - 30th March 2007, SUERF and the Central Bank of Cyprus jointly organized a Seminar: Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions. The papers in the present publication are based on a sample of the presentations at the Seminar. Together, the papers illuminate a number of key issues in corporate governance in a variety of financial firms. In the first
1 RWTH Aachen III. Physikalisches Institut Praktikum f¨ur Fortgeschrittene (Masterstudium Physik. Hebbeker, T. Kress, C. Magass, A. Meyer, M. Stephan Web-Seite zu diesem Versuch: http://web.physik.rwth-aachen, http://web.physik.rwth-aachen.de/~hebbeker/lectures/p1 intro 2007.pdf D01 Erste Publikation der D0
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Technology. His research interests include thermal plasma processing of materials and plasma spray coatings Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering Seminar Dynamics of Droplet Impact of a ceramic or superalloy is often the best way to protect and extend the lives of such components. Plasma
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This paper reviews the relationship between financial evaluation and control techniques and innovative activity in a range of contexts. The relationship is broadly conceived to include both the financial techniques developed and deployed within the firm and the evaluative behaviour of financial institutions external to the firm such as venture capital and industrial investment banking. With innovative and investment opportunities
for high tech industries and federally funded research projects #12;INST Research Focus Â· Scientific Â· Institute for Neurocognitive Science & Technology (INST) Â Mission and Focus Â MSU Faculty and Biological the Force! Â Understand new concepts in fighting, training, selection Â· Need for Basic Science Applied
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This fact sheet on institutional racism contains statistics on white control of the economy, health, housing, education, the media, and government. It also shows the oppression of minorities in these areas. The areas of wealth, the stock exchange, business, banks, unions, poverty, and unemployment, are discussed in terms of economy. Health matters…
Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers
Originally designed specifically for high school biology teachers, the Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers (CIBT) now includes elementary through high school teachers and school administrators. Information on registering for teacher workshops held at the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York and other locations is available. Classroom resources in the form of labs and experiments may be downloaded as pdf files.
The Wistar Institute was founded in 1892 to conduct anatomical research and training and quickly evolved into a biomedical research facility. Throughout the 20th century, Wistar gained a pioneering reputation in animal model studies and vaccine development. In 1972, Wistar became an NCI-designated cancer center conducting basic research to understand the causes, treatment, and prevention of cancer.
This page from the Virginia Community College Geospatial Portal archives materials from the 2011 VCCS Geospatial Institute, which was held at Virginia Tech. A variety of materials are provided here for download. Topics include ArcGIS Explorer, remote sensing and building a GIS program.
The Summer Technical Institute project was funded by the Arizona Department of Education to encourage sex equity in vocational education in the state. The project was designed to (1) encourage young women to consider technical careers, (2) provide activities to promote success and self-confidence, (3) provide an opportunity for young women to…
Mark Levin; Georgy Satarov
This paper describes the institutions and social norms that have accommodated corruption in the Russian Federation in the post-transition years. We show how corruption is sustained by ill-defined boundaries between political and private business activity, and how the role of the state facilitates rather than hinders corruption. The paper draws upon a longer document prepared by the authors, the IDEM
Selber, Stuart A.
Academic institutions mediate online literacy practices in meaningful and significant ways. This essay explores the nature of that mediational process, using a visual-spatial method to map out and conceptualize dynamics and structures that have a bearing on the work of composition. A key argument is that composition teachers are intellectually…
The renewal of institutions and maintenance of excellence in the uncertain future are discussed, based on research with 335 four-year universities and colleges. In examining the function of paradox in adaptation and renewal, it was found that individuals who can simultaneously focus on opposites, or paradoxes, are tolerant and flexible.…
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Annual Report 2010Â2011 ITS INSTITUTE Human-centered technology to enhance safety and mobility #12, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or sexual orienta- tion. This publication is available highway during rainfall, 2006. #12;Human-centered technology to enhance safety and mobility A report
Guido Governatori; Jonathan Gelati; Antonino Rotolo; Giovanni Sartor
In this paper we analyse some logical notions relevant for rep- resenting the dynamics of institutionalised organisations. In particular, some well-known action concepts introduced in the Kanger-Lindahl-Porn logical theory of agency are discussed and integrated. Secondly, moving from the work of Jones and Sergot, a logical characterisation is provided of the ideas of institutional links, \\
Hossler, Don; Kalsbeek, David
The array of admissions models and the underlying, and sometimes conflicting goals people have for college admissions, create the dynamics and the tensions that define the contemporary context for enrollment management. The senior enrollment officer must ask, for example, how does an institution try to assure transparency, equality of access,…
Butler, Laurie J.
THE RESEARCH ARCHIVES OF THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE Introduction and Guide #12;Text, graphics, design of the Joseph Regenstein Library, Archival Photofiles (apf2-05422) Special Collections Research Center, University of Chiago Library Access to the Research Archives The reading room of the Research Archives
In spring 1984, Riverside Community College (RCC) initiated a strategic planning process designed to draw a larger proportion of the college community into institutional planning. In the first meetings of the President's Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (PSPAC), 58 faculty, managers and support staff gathered to address questions concerning…
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: Nuancing the Sustainable Neighborhood Great Cities Institute College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org Emily Talen Professor, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, School, sustainable cities, and new urbanism. In her roles as Professor, Director of the Phoenix Urban Research Lab
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Service Innovation: An International Perspective Great Cities Institute College of Urban Planning of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at UIC (2002-07), and was founding President of the European countries. Robin Hambleton Professor of City Leadership Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments
Dardanoni, Valentino; Modica, Salvatore; Pennisi, Aline
We study how the relationship between students' cognitive ability and their school grades depends on institutional contexts. In a simple abstract model, we show that unless competence standards are set at above-school level or the variation of competence across schools is low, students' competence valuation will be heterogeneous, with weaker…
Michigan Institute for Plasma Sci- ence and Engi- neering Seminar Physics of Low Pressure Inductive Inductively Coupled Plasmas (ICPs) are reviewed. In these discharges, the interaction of an electromag- netic of nonlocal electrodynamics. Nonlinear effects induced by the rf Lorentz force, such as the 2nd harmonic
on the Margins of San Francisco Bay Final Report An RMP Technical Report by Craig Jones Sea Engineering, Inc Estuary Institute #12;This report should be cited as: Jones, C., Yee, D., Davis J. A., McKee, L. J on the Margins of San Francisco Bay. Draft Report. An RMP Technical Report. Contribution No. 663. San Francisco
Gender Equity as Institutional Change Molly Carnes, MD, MS Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Industrial & Systems Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison #12;Today's Presentation Â· What is gender the slow pace of achieving gender equity Â· Review of some of our research #12;What is "gender equity
Cooper, Marianne; Watterson, Hermine M.
In order to identify producers of physics research and to determine their relative productivity, institutional affiliations of authors as given in nine physics journals were studied. Organizations were classified and analyzed by type and geographical location, and productivity established. Findings indicate that organizations differ in their rate…
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Canales, Rodrigo (Rodrigo J.)
Through a combination of in-depth research and unique loan-level data, this dissertation explores the mechanisms of intentional institutional change. It argues that current accounts of institutions and institutional change ...
As one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) works "to provide scientific and technical support to European Union policies for the protection of the European and global environment." Located in Ispra, Italy its work brings together multidisciplinary teams to create data sets, working papers, and key briefing documents. In the Documentation area, visitors can look over press releases, presentations, and hundreds of papers on everything from tsunami preparedness in the Solomon Islands to sustainable business partnerships. In the Data Portals area visitors can explore a large number of portals that provide information on marine environments, global CO2 emissions, and much more.
The Urban Institute produces dozens of timely policy papers and fact sheets that are read widely by policy folks, journalists, and those with a passion for major metropolitan areas. This nice nook of their site provides access to well over 100 of their fact sheets. The topics covered here include housing finance, economic insecurity, Social Security, and the labor force. Visitors can browse through a complete list of all the topics on the left-hand side of the page. The site also contains links to relevant full-length policy reports and a mix of other related links from various policy centers within the Institute. Additionally, users can take advantage of the "Press Room" area which contains additional information on each fact sheet and topical area.
The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) was formed in 2004, under the direction of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), by integrating parts of the Florida Marine Research Institute, the Division of Freshwater Fisheries, and the Division of Wildlife. Beyond "fulfilling the functions previously provided by three groups, FWRI added focus areas in spatial analysis, biostatistics and modeling, wildlife forensics, and socioeconomic research." The FWRI website contains information about research activities concerning Freshwater and Saltwater Fisheries, Marine Biology, Red Tide, and the Florida Manatee. The site maintains an extensive list of publications (from a wide range of years), some of which are downloadable, while others, if still in print, may be ordered at no cost. A number of Technical Reports published during the past decade are available for download as well. The site also links to information about FWRI partners, reference collections, and employment with FWRI.
The Rowland Institute for Science, a privately endowed, nonprofit, basic research institution with members affiliated with universities around the country, conducts research in "over a dozen selected areas of physics, chemistry and biology." The highlights of this site are four of the fourteen research areas which contain excellent materials in addition to brief explanations of the research. These include the Bose-Einstein Condensation and Non-linear Optics section which holds a reprint (.pdf) of a significant 1999 Nature magazine article on the reduction of light speed to seventeen meters per second. Also, see sections on Ion Traps and Clusters, Nanoscale Quantum Physics, and Protein Folding and Design for posters, publications, abstracts, and commentaries.
Located at New York University, the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems is dedicated to linking infrastructure professionals with each other, along with providing information to the general public about new insights and interdisciplinary approaches within the complex world of civil infrastructure systems. The site is divided into five sections including those focused on education, information exchange, and research. The education section is a good place to start for first-time visitors as it contains some of the Institute's case studies which have arisen out of various combined meetings with representatives from higher education. The research section contains a number of interdisciplinary reports, including one on environmental health and policy in the South Bronx and another one that addresses the lessons learned from the 9/11 disaster in New York City.
Bell, Christopher; Lachman, Roy
NASA programs for manned space flight are in their 27th year. Scientists and engineers who worked continuously on the development of aerospace technology during that period are approaching retirement. The resulting loss to the organization will be considerable. Although this problem is general to the NASA community, the problem was explored in terms of the institutional memory and technical expertise of a single individual in the Man-Systems division. The main domain of the expert was spacecraft lighting, which became the subject area for analysis in these studies. The report starts with an analysis of the cumulative expertise and institutional memory of technical employees of organizations such as NASA. A set of solutions to this problem are examined and found inadequate. Two solutions were investigated at length: hypertext and expert systems. Illustrative examples were provided of hypertext and expert system representation of spacecraft lighting. These computer technologies can be used to ameliorate the problem of the loss of invaluable personnel.
The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest seeks to answer the question, â??How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?â?ť Established as a non-profit in 2002, the Institute organizes academic and grassroots programs such as art contests, dialogue and friendship dinners, conferences and panels, and academic research, among other activities. Chapters have now been founded in Texas, New Mexico, Mississippi, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. After orienting to the Mission and Vision on the website, readers will want to access the Media link, with portals to In the Press, Press Releases, Messages, and YouTube videos of conference talks and dialogues. Anyone interested in peace studies and the use of dialogue to overcome ethnic, cultural, religious, and national strife will find myriad tools and inspirations on this valuable website.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has many accolades to its credit, not the least being their work on sequencing the human genome. They have made substantial contributions to every sector of genomic research since their founding in 1989, and their website is one that will be very useful to researchers looking for grant opportunities, medical professionals, and members of the genome-curious public. Visitors who might be less familiar with the Institute's work should start by browsing through the "Newsroom" area on the homepage just to get a sense of their mission and general focus. Moving on, just about everyone will find something of interest at the "Educational Resources" area. This area of the site is particularly strong, and it includes an online educational kit for understanding the human genome project, National DNA Day, a "talking" interactive glossary of genetic terms, and genetic education modules for teachers.
Sandberg, Mikael; Lundberg, Per
Traditionally, political scientists define political institutions deductively. This approach may prevent from discovery of existing institutions beyond the definitions. Here, a principal component analysis was used for an inductive extraction of dimensions in Polity IV data on the political institutions of all nations in the world the last two centuries. Three dimensions of institutions were revealed: core institutions of democracy, oligarchy, and despotism. We show that, historically and on a world scale, the dominance of the core institutions of despotism has first been replaced by a dominance of the core institutions of oligarchy, which in turn is now being followed by an increasing dominance by the core institutions of democracy. Nations do not take steps from despotic, to oligarchic and then to democratic institutions, however. Rather, nations hosting the core democracy institutions have succeeded in historically avoiding both the core institutions of despotism and those of oligarchy. On the other hand, some nations have not been influenced by any of these dimensions, while new institutional combinations are increasingly influencing others. We show that the extracted institutional dimensions do not correspond to the Polity scores for autocracy, "anocracy" and democracy, suggesting that changes in regime types occur at one level, while institutional dynamics work on another. Political regime types in that sense seem "canalized", i.e., underlying institutional architectures can and do vary, but to a considerable extent independently of regime types and their transitions. The inductive approach adds to the deductive regime type studies in that it produces results in line with modern studies of cultural evolution and memetic institutionalism in which institutions are the units of observation, not the nations that acts as host for them. PMID:23056219
Nickolas D. Zaller; Lynn E. Taylor; Scott Allen; Josiah D. Rich
The prevalence of chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is estimated to be 17 to 27 times higher among incarcerated\\u000a individuals than in the general US population. To help stem the epidemic of HCV infection in the United States, correctional\\u000a institutions and public health systems should be integrated. The incarcerated setting represents the first opportunity for\\u000a many inmates to
Goodman,M.; Lockwood, d.; Rosenthal, M.D.; Tape, J.W.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards system has changed in major ways from the establishment of the IAEA in 1957 until the present. Changes include strengthening the legal framework of safeguards; improvements in concepts and approaches for safeguards implementation; and significant improvements in the technical tools available to inspectors. In this paper, we explore three broad areas related to strengthening safeguards authorities and institutions: integrated safeguards and State-Level Approaches; special inspections; and NPT withdrawal and the continuation of safeguards.
Located in Moss Landing, California, MBARI is a non-profit, private oceanographic research institute, dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art equipment, instrumentation, systems and methods for scientific research in the deep waters of the ocean. Site features a wealth of information on current and past research, expeditions, data, and more. Data section includes downloadable data sets, photographs, video, and software. Marine operations section features the MBARI's vessels, vehicles, and moorings.
The Women's Institute for Financial Education (WIFE) offers a monthly newsletter focused on women's financial issues. Like a strange blend of Oprah and Fortune magazines, WIFE contains articles on relationships and money, children and money, careers and money, and even stress-management and money. We at the Scout Project find the acronym WIFE to be somewhat dubious for an organization promoting women's financial independence. However, this Website does offer some sound advice on a variety of topics relating, literally, to home economics.
Klein, Michael T
The main goal of this project funded through this DOE grant is to help in the establishment of the University of Delaware Energy Institute (UDEI) which is designed to be a long-term, on-going project. The broad mission of UDEI is to develop collaborative programs encouraging research activities in the new and emerging energy technologies and to partner with industry and government in meeting the challenges posed by the nationĂ˘Â?Â?s pressing energy needs.
Linder, Tyler R.; Sampson, Ryan; Holmes, Robert
The Astronomical Research Institute (ARI) conducts astrometric and photometric studies of asteroids with a concentration on near-Earth objects (NEOs). A 0.76-m autoscope was used for photometric studies of seven asteroids of which two were main-belt targets and five were NEOs, including one potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA). These objects are: 3122 Florence, 3960 Chaliubieju, 5143 Heracles, (6455) 1992 HE, (36284) 2000 DM8, (62128) 2000 SO1, and 2010 LF86.
Established in 1998, the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research (PIER) is a non-profit organization "dedicated to education and research of the marine environment." From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, their team of scientists continues to work on a variety of studies on thresher sharks, roosterfish, and the giant sea bass. Visitors can also click on the "Publications" section to read the results of some of their scientific endeavors over the years.
The Pre-Service Teachers Institute sponsored by Jackson (Miss.) State University participated in an agencywide Hubble Space Telescope workshop at Stennis Space Center on July 18. Twenty-five JSU junior education majors participated in the workshop, a site tour and educational presentations by Karma Snyder of the NASA SSC Engineering & Safety Center and Anne Peek of the NASA SSC Deputy Science & Technology Division.
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Kathleen Thelen; Sven Steinmo
ABSTRACT This article provides an overview,of recent developments,in historical insti- tutionalism. First, it reviews some distinctions that are commonly drawn be- tween the ěhistoricalî and the ěrational choiceî variants of institutionalism and shows,that there are more,points of tangency,than typically assumed. However, differences remain in how scholars in the two traditions approach empirical problems. The contrast of rational choiceís emphasis,on institu-
Located in the Netherlands, the International Institute of Social History (IISH), was founded in 1935, and is one of the world's largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history. The institute's website has grown by leaps and bounds since it was first reviewed in the Scout Report on September 26, 1997, and now contains a host of new materials. Visitors with a strong penchant for social history will want to check out a list of upcoming events and conferences of importance, and take a look at some of the virtual exhibitions as well. Some of the more compelling virtual exhibitions include one on Red-Haired Barbarians, which features 40 rare Japanese prints depicting the Dutch and other foreigners in Nagasaki and Yokohama from 1800 to 1865 and an exhibit that chronicles the history of the labour movement from around the world. It is also worth taking a look at some of the excellent online finding aids and the extensive list of publications written by various scholars and researchers, many of whom have an affiliation with the IISH.
The Morrison Institute was created in 1982 at Arizona State University with a grant provided by Marvin and June Morrison of Arizona. The Institute "bridges the gap between academic scholarship and public policy through services to public and private sector clients and independent research." Today, the Institute's work includes research on water resources, health care, human services, urban growth, and economic development. On the homepage, visitors will find the very helpful Recent Reports & Publications area, full of compelling new works such as "Digital Learning: How to Enhance the Learning of Any Child at Any Time, and in Any Place" and "Dropped? Latino Education and Arizona's Economic Future." Moving on, the Important Links area contains easy access to video and multimedia archives, along with blogs and information about upcoming seminars and presentations. Policy makers will want to make a beeline for the State Of Our State section. Here they can learn about the annual conference that provides stakeholders with information about the overall health of the state, with sections on the state's deficit problems and other germane matters.
Friedman, Jonathan S.
We have founded the Puerto Rico Photonics Institute (PRPI) in the Barceloneta, Puerto Rico campus of the Universidad Metropolitana. PRPI is established to provide opportunities in education, training and research and is unique in Puerto Rico. There are two initial focus areas of research and education: aerospace photonics and remote sensing. In particular, we will conduct studies and research and development in two particular fields: laser gyroscopes and similar technologies, and atmospheric remote sensing. PRPI has established local collaborations with the Arecibo Observatory and Honeywell Aerospace. Outside of Puerto Rico, PRPI collaborators include the University of Central Florida (CREOL), University of Arizona (OSC), University of Dayton (UD), Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), Scientific Solutions, Inc. (SSI), Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA), and the MIT Draper Laboratory. These organizations will help PRPI to: 1) establish its curriculum, provide research opportunities for PRPI students, 2) participate in faculty exchange programs, and 3) build its own research and development programs. PRPI will have educational and training programs for both Associate and Masters degrees, as well as a Certificate in Optics and Photonics for undergraduate science and engineering majors and professional engineers. PRPI is supported by UMET's parent institution, the Ana G. Mendez University System (SUAGM), the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRST), and the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO).