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Discursive constructions of breastfeeding in U.S. state laws.  

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Previous research has identified several ways that breastfeeding is constructed in public discourses, each with consequences for breastfeeding attitudes, policies, and practices. Researchers analyzed discursive constructions of breastfeeding in U.S. state laws regarding breastfeeding in public to see if common representations were replicated in law and to identify patterns among states that used similar language. Results indicated that laws varied in the level of protection they offered, with the least protective laws decriminalizing breastfeeding in public and the most protective laws criminalizing interference with breastfeeding. The least protective states were located in the Western and North-Central regions, Republican-leaning, and less urban, whereas the most protective states were located in the New England and North-Central regions, Democrat-leaning, and more urban. Most states that fell on either end of this continuum had breastfeeding rates above the national average. Laws also varied in the level of regulation implied in their language, with the most regulative laws specifying that "a mother" can breastfeed "her baby" only in certain places and under certain conditions (discreetly). The most regulative states were located in the Southern and North-Central regions and had low breastfeeding rates, whereas the least regulative states were Western and had high breastfeeding rates. PMID:23751094

Carter, Shannon K; McCutcheon, James

2013-01-01

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Communicating Organizational Change Reactions: Downsizing Survivors' Discursive Constructions of Flexible Identities  

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The aim of this article is to study employees' discursive construction of disparate survivor responses. The analysis reveals how employees position themselves simultaneously within different types of categories by use of discursive actions. Drawing on various discourses, the actors reject having one solid core of identity and instead signal…

Aggerholm, Helle Kryger

2014-01-01

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(2014) In Julia Bamford, Franca Poppi & Davide Mazzi (eds), Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity.  

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(2014) In Julia Bamford, Franca Poppi & Davide Mazzi (eds), Space, Place and the Discursive, published in "Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity, Julia Bamford, Franca Poppi & Davide

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The Discursive Construction and (Ab)uses of a "German Childhood" in Primers during the Time of National Socialism 1933-1945  

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Recent studies on primers from the time of the Third Reich in Germany show surprisingly little evidence of ideologisation. In comparison with other textbooks, national socialist contents were found to be present to a very limited degree. Rather than presenting the ideology, the books encouraged identification of the children with the presented…

Heinze, Carsten

2012-01-01

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A Discursive Construction of Homosexual Males in a Muslim-Dominant Community  

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This paper addresses the issue of identity construction of four young Malay homosexual men in Malaysia. Through narrative discourse of their lifeworlds (Habermas, Theory of communicative action, Polity Press, 1987), this study explores the participants' linguistic repertoire and discursive strategies in the formation, negotiation and establishment…

Shamsudin, Zainon; Ghazali, Kamila

2011-01-01

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The Lightness Of Being `Gaie'Discursive Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Quebec Women's Sport  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we explore the narratives of 14 young Francophone women from Montreal (Quebec, Canada) competing in team sports and identifying as `gay', `lesbian', `bisexual' or refusing labels altogether. We seek to gain a better understanding of these young women's discursive constructions of gender and sexuality as well as of their performative acts in sport and in other milieus.

Barbara Ravel; Geneviève Rail

2006-01-01

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The Discursive Construction of the "Competent" Learner-Worker: From Key Competencies to "Employability Skills"  

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The subjectivity of workers, articulated in terms of the personal attributes required in ongoing conditions of economic change, has been at the forefront of current discussions of generic skills in Australia. This article explores the discursive construction and reconstruction of the "competent" learner-worker from its initial elaboration in the…

Williams, Carolyn

2005-01-01

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Contesting the 'national interest' and maintaining 'our lifestyle': a discursive analysis of political rhetoric around climate change.  

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The release of the fourth United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report in February 2007 prompted a flood of responses from political leaders around the globe. Perhaps nowhere was this more apparent than in Australia, where its release coincided with the first sitting week of the Australian Parliament, in an election year. The current study involves a discursive analysis of climate change rhetoric produced by politicians from the major Australian political parties in the period following the release of the IPCC leading up to the national election. Data include both transcripts of parliamentary debate and statements directly broadcast in the media. The analysis focuses on the various ways in which the issue of climate change was invoked and rhetorically managed by each of the two parties in the lead up to the election. In particular, it focuses on the ways in which appeals to the 'national interest' and 'lifestyle maintenance', both regular features of political rhetoric, were mobilized by both parties to discursively manage their positions on the climate change issue. Implications of the ways in which such appeals were constructed are discussed in relation to the discursive limits of the ways in which the issue of climate change is constructed in public debate. PMID:20163767

Kurz, Tim; Augoustinos, Martha; Crabb, Shona

2010-09-01

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Preservice elementary teachers' use of a discursive model of meaning making in the co-construction of science understanding  

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This research investigates how three preservice elementary teachers were prepared to teach science using a Discursive Model of Meaning Making. The research is divided into two parts. The first consists of the nature of the participants’ learning experiences in a science methods course within a school-university Professional Development School partnership. This part of the investigation used Constant Comparative Analysis of field notes gathered through participant observation of the methods course. The analysis investigated how the methods instructors employed productive questioning, talk moves, and a coherent research based Teaching Science as Argument Framework. The second part of the study consisted of an investigation into how the participants applied what they experienced during the methods course in their initial science teaching experiences, as well as how the participants made sense of their initial science teaching. Data consisted of teaching videos of the participants during their initial science teaching experiences and self-analysis videos created by the participants. This part of the research used Discourse Analysis of the teaching and self-analysis videos. These inquiries provide insight into what aspects of the methods course were taken up by the participants and how they made sense of their practices. Findings are: 1) Throughout the methods course, instructors modeled how the Teaching Science as Argument Framework can be used to negotiate scientific understanding by employing a Discursive Model of Meaning Making. 2) During lesson plan conferences the Discursive Model was emphasized as participants planned classroom discussion and explored possible student responses enabling them to anticipate how they could attempt to increase student understanding. 3) Participants displayed three distinct patterns of adoption of the Teaching Science as Argument Framework (TSAF), involving different discursive practices. They were, • Detached Discursive Approach: Use of some discursive strategies without an apparent connection to the TSAF. • Connected Approach with a Focus on Student Thinking: Intentional use of the Discursive Model informed by aspects of the TSAF. • TSAF Approach: Priority is given to the TSAF supported by substantial application of the Discursive Model. 4) The evidence participants chose to highlight in their self-analysis videos is reflective of their patterns of adoption of the Teaching Science as Argument Framework and their differing discursive practices. Analysis led to the formation of the middle theory that when learning to teach science in the elementary school, teacher commitment to the discourse and practices of science is constructed through participation in a learning community where a discursive model of meaning making is the norm. Curricular and methodological implications, as well as implications for future research are presented.

Boyer, Elisebeth C.

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Doing fence sitting: a discursive analysis of clinical psychologists' constructions of mental health.  

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A growing body of research indicates that the way health care professionals conceptualize mental health might have important clinical implications. We adopted a discursive psychology approach to explore clinical psychologists' accounts of mental health and its effects. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 11 clinical psychologists in the East Midlands region of the United Kingdom. The participants constructed mental health through building up biological factors and psychosocial aspects as opposite ends of the same spectrum, and then positioned themselves as distant from these extremes to manage issues of stake and accountability. A discourse of moral concern for service users was used to negotiate the implications of having different views of mental health from service users, enabling clinicians to manage issues of accountability and demonstrate their ability to be helpful. This suggests that clinicians should be mindful of the effects of their use of language and make the contingent nature of their knowledge explicit. PMID:25201580

Lofgren, Axel; Hewitt, Vanessa; das Nair, Roshan

2015-04-01

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A reasonable grief—discursive constructions of grief in a public conversation on raising the shipwrecked M\\/S Estonia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper uses a debate in Swedish newspapers about the fate of the corpses from the shipwrecked M\\/S Estonia as a case study, in order to demonstrate how different discourses on grief construct a normative way of mourning. The theoretical vantage point is a discursive perspective on grief where different discourses are regarded as resources and limitations for how to

Eva Reimers

2003-01-01

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Comments on Ryuko Kubota's "Discursive Construction of the Images of U.S. Classrooms." A Reader Reacts . . .  

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Reacts to an article published in an earlier issue of this journal (Vol. 35, No. 1, Spr 2001) on discursive construction of the images of U.S. classrooms. Suggests that the author of the article misrepresents the work of others and challenges her to present her arguments ethically in future research. (Author/VWL)

Atkinson, Dwight

2002-01-01

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The Discursive Construction of the Fathers' Positioning within Family Participation Frameworks  

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The aim of this paper is to analyze how fathers position themselves within their everyday discursive practices at home. We consider the shift from a traditional father figure, defined and perceived as a provider, to an emerging collaborative one in order to explore the discursive acts of fathers' positioning through the observation of the everyday…

Arcidiacono, Francesco; Pontecorvo, Clotilde

2010-01-01

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An examination of the discursive devices employed in fact construction: A discourse analysis of ghost stories   

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The current study examines the discursive strategies that are used when people attempt to establish an account as factual. This is examined with particular reference to accounts that orientate around paranormal phenomena, and builds on previous...

Reese, Timothy

2008-06-27

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Heroic frames: discursive constructions around the requested death movement in Australia in the late-1990s.  

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This paper focuses on a critical development in the life of the requested death movement [McInerney, F. (2000). "Requested Death": A new social movement. Social Science & Medicine, 50(1), 137-54.], that being the passage of the Northern Territory of Australia's Rights of the Terminally Ill (ROTI) Act 1995. This legislation, for the first time anywhere in the world, allowed for lawful euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, thereby fulfilling key requirements of the movement. Taking a constructionist perspective, I analyzed discursive representations of dying, death and medicine in selected Australian print media during this time period (1995-1997). The media's predilection for reporting dramatic and unusual death coincided with the movement's construction of contemporary dying as horrific, intractable, and intolerable. Across all analyzed publications and genres, an heroic discourse was found to be a dominant influence, couched within a dramatic framing that served to reinforce many of the claims of the requested death movement. The framing of requested death activists as heroes, and of requested death itself as a redeeming and transforming act for those seeking it, were preeminent in press portrayals. The dominance of this heroic discourse suggests that such media and movement frames worked in tandem to both resonate with and reinforce popular Australian notions of terminal illness and dying in the late 20th century. PMID:16046040

McInerney, Fran

2006-02-01

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Exploring the Discursively Constructed Identities of a Teacher-Writer Teaching Writing  

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In the light of international interest in teachers' literate identities and practices, this paper addresses the under-researched area of teachers' writing identities. It examines the multimodal interactive discursive practices at play in the writing classroom of a teacher in the UK who, in order to support the pupils, consciously…

Cremin, Teresa; Baker, Sally

2014-01-01

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"Us" and "Them": The Discursive Construction of "the Other" in Greenmarket Square, Cape Town  

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This paper is based on research done on intercultural communication at Greenmarket Square in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. The Square is well known as a market for informal traders (mainly from other parts of Africa), local people and tourists from all over the world. Using originally collected discursive evidence from market traders, the…

Dyers, Charlyn; Wankah, Foncha John

2012-01-01

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The American Society's Constructed Image of Deaf People as Drawn from Discursive Constructions of Deaf People in Major U.S. Newspaper Articles on Cochlear Implantation  

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This study will explore the constructed image of deaf people in the American society as drawn through analyses of discursive structures in articles on cochlear implantation in major U.S. newspapers published between 2006-2009. To analyze discursive structures of newspaper articles, the approach of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) will be…

Fleischer, Flavia Samella

2011-01-01

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"It's Actually Very Normal That I'm Different". How Physically Disabled Youth Discursively Construct and Position Their Body/Self  

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In this paper, we explore how physically disabled youth who participate in mainstream education discursively construct and position themselves in relation to dominant discourses about sport and physicality that mark their bodies as "abnormal" and "deviant". We employ a feminist poststructuralist perspective to analyze the…

van Amsterdam, Noortje; Knoppers, Annelies; Jongmans, Marian

2015-01-01

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Traumatic brain injury and the construction of identity: A discursive approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using discourse analysis, this paper explores the co-construction of identity for individuals who have sustained a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). An analysis of discourse, obtained through interviewing six adults with a TBI, each with one or two significant others, suggested four main interpretative repertoires which informed participants' co-construction of identity: “Medical model referencing”, “dependence as intrinsic to TBI”, “TBI

Karen Cloute; Annie Mitchell; Phil Yates

2008-01-01

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Chinese Women in the Official Chinese Press: Discursive Constructions of Gender in Service to the State  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theories of gender and the nation posit that women are prescribed certain roles according to the needs of the state at a particular historical moment and that such roles are frequently articulated in media discourses. In China, the government has a long-standing tradition of using the state-run media to convey a national vision and mould its citizens. Hence, the mediated

Cara Wallis

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"Judging a body by its cover": young Lebanese-Canadian women's discursive constructions of the "healthy" body and "health" practices.  

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Our interest stems from the dramatic increase in the number of obesity studies, which expose Canadian women to a huge amount of information that links health to weight. Using feminist poststructuralist and postcolonial lenses, this paper investigates young Lebanese-Canadian women's constructions of the body and "health" practices within the context of the dominant obesity discourse. Participant-centered conversations were held with 20 young Christian Lebanese-Canadian women. A thematic analysis was first conducted and was followed by a poststructuralist discourse analysis to further our understanding of how the participants construct themselves as subjects within various discourses surrounding health, obesity, and the body. Our findings reveal that most participants conflate the "healthy" body and the "ideal" body, both of which they ultimately portray as thin. The young women construct the "healthy"/"ideal" body as a solely individual responsibility, thus reinforcing the idea of "docile bodies." The majority of participants report their frequent involvement in disciplinary practices such as rigorous physical activity and dietary restrictions, and a few young women mention the use of other extreme forms of bodily monitoring such as detoxes, dieting pills, and compulsive exercise. We discuss the language employed by participants to construct their multiple and shifting subjectivities. For instance, many of these Lebanese-Canadian women use the term "us" to dissociate themselves from Lebanese women ("them"), whom they portray as overly focused on thinness and beauty and engaged in physical activity and other bodily practices for "superficial" purposes. The participants also use the "us/them" trope to distance themselves from "Canadian" women (read: white Euro-Canadian women), whom they portray as very physically active for purposes beyond the improvement of the physical appearance of the body. We discuss the impacts of the young Christian Lebanese-Canadian women's hybrid cultural identities and diasporic spaces on their discursive constructions of the body and "health" practices. Finally, we examine the participants' fluid subject-positions: On one hand, they construct themselves as neoliberal subjects re-citing elements of dominant neoliberal discourses (self-responsibility for health, traditional femininity, and obesity) but, on the other hand, they at times construct themselves as "timid" poststructuralist subjects expressing awareness of, and "micro-resistance" to such discourses. PMID:23340805

Abou-Rizk, Zeina; Rail, Geneviève

2014-02-01

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Discursive constructions of language and identity: parents' competing perspectives in London Turkish complementary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, I draw on interview data to explore parents' constructions of language and identity in two London Turkish complementary schools. I examine parents' evaluative talk about standard Turkish, Cypriot-Turkish and other regional varieties of Turkish, the cultural values they attach to them and images of personhood these invoke. I demonstrate how parents brought up in Turkey and Cyprus

Vally Lytra

2012-01-01

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Discursive Constructions of Language and Identity: Parents' Competing Perspectives in London Turkish Complementary Schools  

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In this paper, I draw on interview data to explore parents' constructions of language and identity in two London Turkish complementary schools. I examine parents' evaluative talk about standard Turkish, Cypriot-Turkish and other regional varieties of Turkish, the cultural values they attach to them and images of personhood these invoke. I…

Lytra, Vally

2012-01-01

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Moving beyond "Second" and "Foreign": An Examination of the Discursive Construction of Teaching English and Spanish  

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This dissertation explores how teaching Spanish and English as second languages in the United States has been traditionally defined, the common assumptions that are held about each context, and the influence these assumptions have on instructional practices and student learning. In order to explore how teaching English and Spanish is constructed

Houser, Nicole M.

2011-01-01

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Saints, sinners and standards of femininity: discursive constructions of anorexia nervosa and obesity in women's magazines  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has been suggested that women are encouraged, particularly by the popular media, to gain ‘feminine’ power through the pursuit of a ‘suitably’ petite figure. The current project investigated, from a feminist poststructuralist perspective, the construction of female obesity and female anorexia in 20 popular magazine articles (10 anorexia and 10 obesity articles). Of interest was the extent to which

Kally Whitehead; Tim Kurz

2008-01-01

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Politics and Pedagogy: Discursive Constructions in the IB "Theory of Knowledge--Guide"  

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum is increasingly popular in both national and international secondary education settings. The "Theory of knowledge" (TOK) course is cast as the prime example of the international globalised values the IB Diploma represents. This article argues that such a positioning is contested within the TOK…

Smith, Nigel V.; Morgan, Mandy

2010-01-01

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Discursive Hierarchical Patterning in Economics Cases  

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This paper attempts to apply Lung's (2008) model of the discursive hierarchical patterning of cases to a closer and more specific study of Economics cases and proposes a model of the distinct discursive hierarchical patterning of the same. It examines a corpus of 150 Economics cases with a view to uncovering the patterns of discourse construction.…

Lung, Jane

2011-01-01

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Discursive psychology and feminism.  

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This appraisal highlights the productive engagement between feminism and discursive psychology (DP). It discusses some of the confluence and tensions between DP and feminism. The two share critical perspectives on science and psychology, a concern with prejudice, and have ideas in common about the constructed nature of social categories, such as gender. One difficulty arises from the relativism associated with the post-structural theoretical underpinnings of DP, which can be understood as politically paralyzing. Another problem comes from an endorsement of a conversation analytic mentality, where identity categories such as gender can only be legitimately used in an analysis when participants' orient to their relevance. The high-profile debates and literature in DP shows it has made a notable contribution to social psychology and its influence can also be found in other areas. A particular influence of DP highlighted in the present appraisal is on gender and language research. PMID:21992501

Weatherall, Ann

2012-09-01

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The Discursive Negotiation of International Student Identities  

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Research about identity has undergone a discursive turn in recent years, with a shift from conceptualising identity as an essentialistic, pre-existing construct that drives social interaction, to a more fluid and hybrid construct that is constituted through discourse. As a result, a number of recent studies investigating the construction of…

Haugh, Michael

2008-01-01

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Who Is Responsible for Educating English Language Learners? Discursive Construction of Roles and Responsibilities in an Inquiry Community  

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In many English as a Second Language (ESL) programs across the United States classroom teachers, ESL specialists, and bilingual paraprofessional share responsibility for teaching English language learners. Expectations of "shared responsibility" are constructed and negotiated through local discourses. This study explores how the roles and…

English, Bonnie

2009-01-01

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Resisting, reproducing, resigned? Low-income pregnant women's discursive constructions and experiences of health and weight gain.  

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In this article, we use qualitative methodology to explore how 15 low-income women of diverse sociocultural location construct and experience health and weight gain during pregnancy, as well as how they position themselves in relation to messages pertaining to weight gain, femininity and motherhood that they encounter in their lives. Discussing the findings through a feminist poststructuralist lens, we conclude that the participants are complex, fragmented subjects, interpellated by multiple and at times conflicting subject positions. While the discourse of maternal responsibility (i.e. managing personal behaviours for the baby's health) is very much in evidence in their narratives, embodied experiences of pregnancy, lived experiences of financial constraints and religious beliefs provided some with an alternative discourse and resistant subject position. Participants also had mixed emotions about weight gain; they recognized the need to gain weight in order to have a healthy pregnancy, but weight gain was also not welcome as participants reproduced the dominant discourse of obesity and the discourse of 'feminine' bodily norms. Based on our results, we advocate for change to recent clinical guidelines and social discourses around pregnancy and weight gain, as well as for policies that provide pregnant women with a range of health-promoting resources. PMID:24330165

Jette, Shannon; Rail, Geneviève

2014-09-01

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Food for talk: discursive identities, food choice and eating practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis focuses on the construction and use of identities in food interaction. Insights from discursive psychology and conversation analysis are drawn upon to examine the interactional functions of identities in online food talk.<\\/span>Discursive psychology (DP) explores how psychological themes, such as identity, are handled and managed in discourse, by participants themselves. The main principle of this approach is that

P. W. J. Sneijder

2006-01-01

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‘Lesbian community’ in Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) spaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the investment in the discursive and spatial construct of ‘lesbian community’. This ‘community’ is identifiable through the social spaces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), where sport and community are connected descriptively and interpretively. To do so, this paper discursively examines fan comments that define WNBA spaces as sites of community. This conversation is situated within

Tiffany Muller

2007-01-01

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Diagnosis of famine: a discursive contribution.  

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This paper recommends the incorporation of an additional discursive dimension in famine diagnosis that draws on the number of reports referring to famine in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)'s ReliefWeb database. Present-day diagnostic tools already apply the principle of triangulation with multiple indicators; the addition of a discursive diagnostic dimension would enable even more refined analysis, allowing more forcefully for the incorporation of the aspect of change. The newly devised discursive famine indices are used both to identify famines--in Ethiopia (2000), Malawi (2002), and Somalia (2011)--and to analyse key socioeconomic determinants of famine. The study finds that income (or poverty) together with state fragility appear to be the major determinants of cross-country variations in famine reporting, while political regimes do not appear to have any independent effect. The indices appear largely robust with regard to concerns about cross-country, semantic, and temporal biases. PMID:24325236

Rubin, Olivier

2014-01-01

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Accounting for the hero: a critical psycho-discursive approach to children's experience of domestic violence and the construction of masculinities.  

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This article employs a critical psycho-discursive approach to social identity processes and subjectivity in an important and under-researched area; the psychological impact of domestic violence on children. We use a case study of interview interaction with two teenage brothers talking about their father's past violent behaviour to show that a highly idealised, dominant form of hegemonic masculinity--'heroic protection discourse' (HPD)--was a major organising principle framing both brothers' understandings of events. However, significant differences occurred in how each boy identified and made sense of self and others within this discourse. We discuss our findings in terms of (1) the destructive power of HPD to position sons as responsible for a father's violent behaviour and (2) the utility of our approach for developing a better understanding of when, if or why psychological and behavioural problems associated with domestic violence are likely to develop in a particular child. In so doing, we hope to contribute to theoretical debates in social psychology on identity and subjectivity by showing how it is possible to make sense of the 'collision' between structure and agency through the study of social interaction. PMID:19433010

Dryden, Caroline; Doherty, Kathy; Nicolson, Paula

2010-03-01

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Discursive social psychology now.  

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This paper reviews the progress of discourse-analytic approaches in social psychology from the late 1980s to the present day, with a particular focus on the way conceptual and methodological contributions from within the Discourse and Rhetoric Group at Loughborough University have negotiated a positive role for innovative studies of language in the discipline of psychology. Social psychology has become a key site for the accumulation of a series of empirical studies that have seen the flourishing of a distinctive form of 'discursive social psychology' that has succeeded in moving from the margins of the discipline to a more accepted position. The paper traces this trajectory of discourse analysis from the limits to the centre of social psychology attending to five features that now characterise its contribution to psychology; an emphasis on everyday conversation, a concern with interpersonal interaction, explication of formal sequences; an insistence on empirical claims; and fidelity to the ethos of its host discipline. The paper concludes with some comments on the wider context of this new approach inside psychology today. PMID:21790666

Parker, Ian

2012-09-01

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Negotiating Afrikaner Subjectivity from the Post-Apartheid Margins: One Student's Subject Positions in the Discursively Constructed Classroom Space at an Elite English High School  

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The contemporary South African subject English classroom is a complex space requiring ongoing attention to issues of cultural and linguistic diversity, and frequently manifesting the need to work across historically constructed differences in race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. This article reports on one aspect of a broader research…

Ferreira, Ana

2014-01-01

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Distance Education as a Discursive Practice: Voice, Discourse, and Pedagogy.  

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Using the construct of 'voice', this paper argues that the role of the teacher and the student is constantly changing as multiple voices can be heard in the discursive pedagogic space of distance education. Discusses changes in distance education with the introduction of new digital technologies and interaction between student and teacher.…

Mitra, Ananda; Hall, Amelia

2002-01-01

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New Teachers, Mentoring and the Discursive Formation of Professional Identity  

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This paper considers the implications of mentoring for the discursive formation of professional identities of newly graduated teachers. The site for this analysis is the Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program, in Victoria, Australia. The paper draws attention to the effects of mentoring as conceived in this context on the construction of new…

Devos, Anita

2010-01-01

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Critical Literacy and Teacher Identities: A Discursive Site of Struggle  

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As literacy researchers, we are challenged to consider whether our instructional practices are sufficient to help students engage in literacy practices in our current and future society, such as reading from critical literacy perspectives. Teacher identities can be discursively constructed in different ways, given the contexts in which they work.…

Masuda, A.

2012-01-01

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The Nation's top 25 construction aggregates producers  

USGS Publications Warehouse

U.S. production of construction aggregates in 2011 was 2.17 billion short tons, valued at $17.2 billion, free on board (f.o.b.) at plant. Construction aggregates production decreased by 37 percent, and the associated value decreased by 25 percent, compared with the record highs reported in 2006. In 2011, construction aggregates production increased for the first time since 2006, owing to a very slight increase in the production of both construction sand and gravel and crushed stone. The average unit value, which is the f.o.b. at plant price of a ton of material, increased slightly, but is still less than the average unit value of two years prior.

Willett, Jason Christopher

2013-01-01

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National Ignition Facility Construction Safety Management Review  

SciTech Connect

An accident occurred at the NIF construction site on January 13, 2000, in which a worker sustained a serious injury when a 42-inch-diameter duct fell during installation. Following the accident, NIF Project Management chartered two review teams: (1) an Incident Analysis Team to independently assess the direct and root causes of the accident, and (2) a Management Review Team to review the roles and responsibilities of the line, support, and construction management organizations involved. This report provides a discussion of the information gathered by the Management Review Team and provides a list of observations and recommendations based on an analysis of the information. The Management Review Team includes senior managers who represent several Directorates within LLNL and DOE OAK: Dick Billia representing Engineering; Dave Leary representing Business Services and Public Affairs; Jim Jackson representing Hazards Control; Chuck Taylor representing DOE OAK; Arnie Clobes representing the ICF/NIF Program; and Jon Yatabe and Bruce Warner (Chairperson) representing the NIF Project. The attached letter from the NIF Project Manager, Ed Moses, to the Management Review Team contains the team's Charter. The team was asked to evaluate the effectiveness of the line management and its supporting safety functions in managing safety during NIF construction. The evaluation was to include the current conventional facility construction, which is 85% complete, and upcoming activities such as Beampath Infrastructure System installation, which will begin in the next six months and which represents a significant amount of work over the next two to three years. The remainder of this document describes the Management Review Team's review process (Section 2), its observations gathered during the review (Section 3), and its recommendations to the NIF Project Manager based on those observations (Section 4).

Warner, B.E.

2000-02-01

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Gendering attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a discursive analysis of UK newspaper stories.  

PubMed

Discursive psychology is used to study the gendering of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in UK national newspapers in the period of 2009-2011. The analysis examines how gendering is embedded in causal attributions and identity constructions. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is portrayed as a predominantly male phenomenon with representations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder being gendered through extreme stories about victims, villains or heroes that depict boys and men as marginalised, exceptional or dangerous. There is also a focus on mothers as the spokespersons and caretakers for parenting and family health while fathers are rendered more invisible. This contributes to our understanding of how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is constructed in the media using a range of gendered representations that draw on cultural stereotypes familiar in Western societies. PMID:23027784

Horton-Salway, Mary

2013-08-01

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Language, Metaphor, and Creativity in Discursive Prose.  

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Traces the denigration of discursive prose back through the "New Criticism" to Romanticism and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who saw poetry as special and separate from other rhetoric. Notes that discursive prose can be just as creative and interesting as poetry. Urges composition teachers to shift their point of view accordingly. (RL)

Ross, William T.

1978-01-01

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The sustainably managed forest heats up: discursive struggles over forest management and climate change in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we introduce an empirical case study of the German forest policy subsystem in order to understand how the concept of sustainable forest management has been discursively constructed, challenged, and changed over time. As a theoretical basis, we use an idea-based coalition approach, drawing on both the Advocacy Coalition Framework and Hajer's Argumentative Discourse Analysis. We show that

Georg Winkel; Johanna Gleißner; Till Pistorius; Metodi Sotirov; Sabine Storch

2011-01-01

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75 FR 9392 - National Institute of Standards and Technology Construction Grant Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...National Institute of Standards and Technology RIN 0693-ZA95 [Docket No...National Institute of Standards and Technology Construction Grant Program AGENCY...National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of...

2010-03-02

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The discursive production of classroom mathematics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

School mathematics is a function of its discursive environment where the language being used formats mathematical activity. The paper explores this theme through an extended example in which the conduct of mathematical teaching and learning is restricted by regulative educational policies. It considers how mathematics is discursively produced by student teachers within an employment-based model of teacher education in England where there is a low university input. It is argued that teacher reflections on mathematical learning and teaching within the course are patterned discursively in line with formal curriculum framings, assessment requirements and the local demands of their placement school. Both teachers and students are subject to regulative discourses that shape their actions and as a consequence this regulation influences the forms of mathematical activity that can take place. It is shown how university sessions can provide a limited critical platform from which to interrogate these restrictions and renegotiate them.

Smith, Kim; Hodson, Elaine; Brown, Tony

2013-09-01

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Ethnicity and Education in China and Vietnam: Discursive Formations of Inequality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article aims to understand how ethnicity is discursively framed in national policies in China and Vietnam and argues that policy discourses affect how the "problem" of ethnicity and educational inequalities is framed and how these inequalities can be addressed. The analysis shows how both Marxist and market-economy governing…

DeJaeghere, Joan; Wu, Xinyi; Vu, Lisa

2015-01-01

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Discursive Usage of Six Chinese Punctuation Marks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both rhetorical structure and punctuation have been helpful in discourse processing. Based on a corpus annotation project, this paper reports the discursive usage of 6 Chinese punctuation marks in news commentary texts: Colon, Dash, Ellipsis, Exclamation Mark, Question Mark, and Semicolon. The rhetorical patterns of these marks are compared against patterns around cue phrases in general. Results show that these

YUE Ming

2006-01-01

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National Association of Women in Construction St. Louis Missouri Chapter 38  

E-print Network

in the construction industry which Promotes that industry and supports the Advancement of women within it1 NAWIC National Association of Women in Construction St. Louis Missouri Chapter 38 THE ST. LOUIS MISSOURI CHAPTER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION is accepting applications for our ANNUAL

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77 FR 42988 - Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection...  

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...OSHA-2011-0184] RIN 1218-AC65 Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards...correcting a direct final rule (DFR) with regard to the construction industry head protection standards to eliminate...

2012-07-23

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77 FR 43018 - Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection...  

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...OSHA-2011-0184] RIN 1218-AC65 Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards...proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with regard to the construction industry head protection standards to eliminate...

2012-07-23

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Equal education, unequal identities: children’s construction of identities and Taiwanese nationalism in education   

E-print Network

Children have been marginalised in nationalism studies, particularly in the discussion of education. The process of education was taken for granted while children’s agency and their construction of national discourses ...

Chang, Hung-Chieh

2012-11-28

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SAVETHEDATEFEBRUARY9,2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory General Construction Services Solicitation  

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SAVETHEDATEFEBRUARY9,2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory General Construction Services Solicitation, New Mexico 87506 For more information contact: (505) 667-4419 Los Alamos National Laboratory plans (Network Opportunity on Own) Los Alamos National Security, LLC #12;Registration Form Los Alamos National

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Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

The Construction Safety Program (CSP) for NIF sets forth the responsibilities, guidelines, rules, policies and regulations for all workers involved in the construction, special equipment installation, acceptance testing, and initial activation and operation of NIF at LLNL during the construction period of NIF. During this period, all workers are required to implement measures to create a universal awareness which promotes safe practice at the work site, and which will achieve NIF`s management objectives in preventing accidents and illnesses. Construction safety for NIF is predicated on everyone performing their jobs in a manner which prevents job-related disabling injuries and illnesses. The CSP outlines the minimum environment, safety, and health (ES&H) standards, LLNL policies and the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Zero Injury Techniques requirements that all workers at the NIF construction site shall adhere to during the construction period of NIF. It identifies the safety requirements which the NIF organizational Elements, construction contractors and construction subcontractors must include in their safety plans for the construction period of NIF, and presents safety protocols and guidelines which workers shall follow to assure a safe and healthful work environment. The CSP also identifies the ES&H responsibilities of LLNL employees, non-LLNL employees, construction contractors, construction subcontractors, and various levels of management within the NIF Program at LLNL. In addition, the CSP contains the responsibilities and functions of ES&H support organizations and administrative groups, and describes their interactions with the NIF Program.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-01-01

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Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

The Construction Safety Program (CSP) for NIF sets forth the responsibilities, guidelines, rules, policies and regulations for all workers involved in the construction, special equipment installation, acceptance testing, and initial activation and operation of NIF at LLNL during the construction period of NIF.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-06-26

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"Before I Didn't Understand Anything about White People, but Now, I Speak English": Negotiating Globally Mediated Discourses of Race, Language, and Nation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the ways in which Mexican transmigrants in the USA discursively construct national identities in relation to the mediated message of a television advertisement for an English-language self-study program marketed to Spanish speakers, called "Ingles Sin Barreras." Using narrative analysis of the advertisement and critical…

Ullman, Char

2012-01-01

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Safety and environmental process for the design and construction of the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laser fusion experimental facility currently under construction at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). This paper describes the safety and environmental processes followed by NIF during the design and construction activities.

Brereton, S.J., LLNL

1998-05-27

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Levelling the Industrial Development of Soviet National Republics During the Period of Socialist Construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problem of equalizing nations holds an important place in the theory and practice of socialist and communist construction. In the draft Second Program of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), V. I. Lenin pointed out that a steadfast actual implementation of equalizing and fusing all nations constitutes the content of the national policy of the Soviet state. The third Party

Iu. F. Vorobev

1963-01-01

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Techno-Nationalism and the Construction of University Technology Transfer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Our historical study of Canada's main research university illuminates the overlooked influence of national identities and interests as forces shaping the institutionalization of technology transfer. Through the use of archival sources we trace the rise and influence of Canadian technological nationalism--a response to Canada's perceived…

Sá, Creso; Kretz, Andrew; Sigurdson, Kristjan

2013-01-01

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Arabian Nights, Naruto, and Romances—Discursive Practices and Identity of a Female Malaysian Student in the US  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the discourse practices of a Malaysian international undergraduate student in the US. It adopts a constructed view of language and identity emphasizing their dynamic and emerging nature, and believes that identities are formed in the linguistic performance rather than pregiven (Pen- nycook, 2004) and generated through the learning and use of certain discursive practices (Davies & Harré,

Yunli Gao

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The Construction of National(ist) Subject: Applying the Ideals of Louis Althusser and Michel Foucault to Nationalism  

E-print Network

with Michel Foucault s insights on modern bio-power. It is suggested that the core of any nationalism is its political construction of subjective consciousness and body. With illustrations from mainly European nationalisms, it is reflected that there is a...

Zake, Ieva

2002-04-01

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Discursive Psychology and Educational Technology: Beyond the Cognitive Revolution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As an alternative to dominant cognitive-constructivist approaches to educational technology, this article makes the case for what has been termed a discursive, or postcognitive, psychological research paradigm. It does so by adapting discursive psychological analyses of conversational activity to the study of educational technology use. It applies…

Friesen, Norm

2009-01-01

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Classroom Discourse and Discursive Practices in Higher Education in Tanzania  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper problematises student writing as social practice from the perspective of lecturers' discursive practices. The paper uses data from a major study at a higher learning institution in Tanzania to explore lecturers' discursive practices and familiarity with the university orders of discourse including English medium of instruction, in…

Mohamed, Hashim Issa; Banda, Felix

2008-01-01

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The Face of Mourning: Deploying Grief To Construct a Nation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues the predilection for sharing speech that informs the study of rhetoric does not fully address the haunted sense of psychic and embodied displacement that can accompany connections made to imagined social constructs to satisfy desires for affiliation. Focuses on media representations of the shootings at Columbine High School and two cases of…

Wiederhold, Eve

2002-01-01

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Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Results from a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication shares findings from a WSI-conducted survey of pre-apprenticeship programs in the construction trades. Based on responses from 260 programs nationwide, the report presents information about program size, services offered, populations served, funding sources, and successes and challenges in placing trainees in apprenticeships or…

Conway, Maureen; Gerber, Allison

2009-01-01

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The crooked timber of identity: Integrating discursive, critical, and psychosocial analysis.  

PubMed

This paper seeks to contribute to the growing band of constructionist approaches within the field of identity studies (Wetherell & Moharty, 2010). First, it will review the developments that have taken place since the emergence of these approaches in the 1980s, identifying a state of fragmentation into local discursive, political-moral, and psychosocial levels of analysis. Second, and in order to challenge this fragmentation, it will present a rhetorical psychological (Billig, 1987, 1999a) analysis of the classic exchange of public letters between Israeli historian of Judaism Gershom Scholem and American political theorist Hannah Arendt in the wake of the latter's book Eichmann in Jerusalem (Arendt, 1994a). The analysis will proceed from local discursive action, through political-moral frameworks, to the nature of the writers' investment in these constructions. It will show that while the participants' implicitly occasioning of extreme identity categories (such as the 'Jewish anti-Semite' and the totalitarian-style religious Zionist ideologue) is a function of apparently incommensurable political-moral discourses, the nature of investment into such constructions may be understood in a mutual commitment to the absolute inalienability of Jewishness. Third, therefore, the paper will conclude that, rather than constituting separate 'levels', local discursive action, political-moral intelligibilities, and psychosocial qualities are mutually constitutive of each other. It is only through recognizing their inter-dependent nature that the complexity of identity may properly be addressed. PMID:22032477

Kaposi, David

2013-06-01

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Social construction of national identity: Taiwanese versus Chinese consciousness  

Microsoft Academic Search

The struggle to break away from the parent state and claim independence often results in political unrest, terrorist activities and even ethnic cleansing. Understanding the nature of the secessionist movement does not only preserve national unity, but can also avoid conflict and violence, and maintain peace. Irredentist and secessionist advocators generally defend themselves in terms of common blood, race or

Fu-Lai Tony Yu; Diana Sze Man Kwan

2008-01-01

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National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) Meeting  

E-print Network

work that NIST has recently completed in Colorado. The Committee brought up the possibility of better. Joplin Tornado Report A. Overview Dr. Marc Levitan, Lead, National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri(http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/upload/NCSTACmtgDec2013

Perkins, Richard A.

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Rhetorical Theory and the Critique of National Identity Construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

A striking feature of scholarship on national identity is the relative absence of rhetorical theory, or theory related to the persuasive dimensions of discourse, especially given the fact that rhetorical theorists have been concerned with the manufacturing of public opinion and collective identity for over two millennia. To address this absence, this article discusses how rhetorical theories dealing with narrative

2005-01-01

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Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility, Appendix A  

SciTech Connect

Topics covered in this appendix include: General Rules-Code of Safe Practices; 2. Personal Protective Equipment; Hazardous Material Control; Traffic Control; Fire Prevention; Sanitation and First Aid; Confined Space Safety Requirements; Ladders and Stairways; Scaffolding and Lift Safety; Machinery, Vehicles, and Heavy Equipment; Welding and Cutting-General; Arc Welding; Oxygen/Acetylene Welding and Cutting; Excavation, Trenching, and Shoring; Fall Protection; Steel Erection; Working With Asbestos; Radiation Safety; Hand Tools; Electrical Safety; Nonelectrical Work Performed Near Exposed High-Voltage Power-Distribution Equipment; Lockout/Tagout Requirements; Rigging; A-Cranes; Housekeeping; Material Handling and Storage; Lead; Concrete and Masonry Construction.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-06-26

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The construction of national identity through primary school history: the Irish case  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much recent sociological work on education makes reference to gender, sexual, ethnic, local and political ‘project’ identities, yet there remains a need to bring the nation, and the state, back in; to also question the way in which ‘national’ identities are constructed in a context of globalisation and localisation. Through an analysis of Irish primary history curriculum statements from 1971

Roland Tormey

2006-01-01

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Foxes, green é elds and Britishness: On the rhetorical construction of place and national identity  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores an accepted but under researched feature of national categories: their complex relationship with social constructions of place. We argue that social psychological work on national identié cation and mobilization would beneé t from closer attention to this relationship. In order to develop this argument, we analyse a series of newspaper accounts published on behalf of the Countryside

Jodi Wallwork; John A. Dixon

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Discursive geographies in science: space, identity, and scientific discourse among indigenous women in higher education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Despite completing undergraduate degrees in the life sciences, few Indigenous women choose to pursue careers in scientific research. To help us understand how American Indian students engage with science, this ethnographic research describes (1) how four Navajo women identified with science, and (2) the narratives they offered when we discussed their experiences with scientific discourse. Using intensive case studies to describe the experiences of these women, my research focused on their final year of undergraduate study in the life sciences at a university in southwestern US. I point to the processes by which the participants align themselves with ideas, practices, groups, or people in science. As each participant recounted her experiences with scientific discourse, they recreated for me a discursive geography of their lives on the reservation, at home, at community colleges (in some cases), and on the university campus. In the construction and analysis of the narratives for this research, mapping this geography was critical to understanding each participant's discursive relationship with science. In these discursive spaces, I observed productive "locations of possibility" in which students and their instructors: valued connected knowing; acknowledged each other's history, culture, and knowledge; began to speak to each other subject-to-subject; and challenged normative views of schooling. I argue that this space, as a location of possibility, has the power to transform the crushing impersonalized schooling that often characterizes "rigorous" scientific programs in a research institution.

Brandt, Carol B.

2008-09-01

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NATIONALISM AND ARCHAEOLOGY: On the Constructions of Nations and the Reconstructions of the Remote Past  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Nationalism requires the elaboration of a real or invented remote past. This review considers how archaeological data are manipulated for nationalist purposes, and it discusses the development of archaeology during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the relationship of archaeology to nation-building, particularly in Europe. Contrastive conceptions of nationality and ethnicity are presented, and it is argued that

Philip L. Kohl

1998-01-01

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The construction of the black British community in The Voice and the New Nation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article compares the way in which two black British tabloids, The Voice and the New Nation, construct the Afro-Caribbean community and their diasporic identities in the late 1990s, when the second title was launched. The analysis shows that The Voice reflects a more essentialist mode of thinking about Afro-Caribbean identities in Britain, contrary to the New Nation which questions

Marina Prentoulis

2012-01-01

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Children's Construction and Experience of Racism and Nationalism in Greek-Cypriot Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents findings that highlight children's construction and experience of racism and nationalism among a sample of Greek-Cypriot (the majority) and Turkish-speaking (the minority) children in Greek-Cypriot schools through the lens of intersectionality theory. The article first reviews previous work in relation to children, racism and…

Zembylas, Michalinos

2010-01-01

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http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/index.cfm National Construction Safety Team (NCST)  

E-print Network

-go decision criteria in place for launching NCST studies? 2. Is the study of the Joplin, Missouri tornado tornado Background In October 2002, the President signed into law the National Construction Safety Team Teams for deployment after natural and man-made events that cause the failure of a building or building

Magee, Joseph W.

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Us and Them: Young People's Constructions of National Identity in Cyprus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to explore young people's constructions of national identity in Cyprus. The article is based on focus group discussions with 20 Greek-speaking and 20 Turkish-speaking young people between 13 and 15 years of age, drawn from two schools in the divided capital city of Nicosia. The article explores both the ways in which…

Leonard, Madeleine

2012-01-01

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Construction quality assurance for Pit 6 landfill closure, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Site 300  

SciTech Connect

Golder Construction Services, Inc. (GCS), under contract to the Regents of the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), provided the construction quality assurance (CQA) observation and testing during the construction of the Site 300, Pit 6 landfill closure cover. The cap construction was performed as a CERCLA non-time-critical removal action from June 2 to August 29, 1997. the project site is located 18 miles east of Livermore on Tesla Road and approximately 10 miles southwest of Tracy on Corral Hollow Road in San Joaquin County, California. This report certifies that the LLNL, Site 300, Pit 6, Landfill Closure was constructed in accordance with the construction specifications and design drawings. This report documents construction activities and CQA monitoring and testing for construction of the Pit 6 Landfill Closure. Golder Associates, Inc. of Oakland, California was the design engineering firm responsible for preparation of the drawings and specifications. CQA services were provided by GCS, of Roseville, California, under supervision of a California registered civil Engineer.

NONE

1997-10-30

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Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility Appendix A: Safety Requirements  

SciTech Connect

These rules apply to all LLNL employees, non-LLNL employees (including contract labor, supplemental labor, vendors, personnel matrixed/assigned from other National Laboratories, participating guests, visitors and students) and construction contractors/subcontractors. The General Safety and Health rules shall be used by management to promote accident prevention through indoctrination, safety and health training and on-the-job application. As a condition for contracts award, all contractors and subcontractors and their employees must certify on Form S & H A-1 that they have read and understand, or have been briefed and understand, the National Ignition Facility OCIP Project General Safety Rules.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-01-14

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The Discursive Enactment of Hegemony: Sexual Harassment and Academic Organizing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contributes to scholarship advancing the understanding of human communication, illustrating the discursive enactment of hegemony through organizational responses to sexual harassment. Analyzes stories from both victims of sexual harassment and administrators who manage sexual harassment complaints at a major United States university. Argues that…

Townsley, Nikki C.; Geist, Patricia

2000-01-01

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Disruptive Events: Elite Education and the Discursive Production of Violence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the discursive production of violence in the context of educational markets. Drawing on a larger study of sexually violent incidents that occurred in an elite private boys' school in Sydney, Australia, in 2000, the paper examines disciplinary traditions and communicative practices surrounding these events. Insights from Michel…

Saltmarsh, Sue

2008-01-01

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The Organic Foods System: Its Discursive Achievements and Prospects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Taking the emergence of the organic foods system as a case study, the authors aim to demonstrate both how the discursive richness of the organic foods system offers a challenge to the traditional operations of the market and how activity systems theory as understood in English studies can productively be tied to and enriched by theories of social…

Nowacek, David M.; Nowacek, Rebecca S.

2008-01-01

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Discursive Contest between Liberal and Literal Islam in Southeast Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper focuses on the impact of global Islamic revivalism and state Islamisation initiatives on the cultural practices, institutions and laws in Southeast Asia's Muslim majority states of Malaysia and Indonesia. In particular, the assault on adat and the reconfiguration of legal and political structures with the intrusion of Wahabi-inspired literal Islam from West Asia are considered. As the discursive

Lily Zubaidah Rahim

2006-01-01

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Community care and mental disorder: An analysis of discursive resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

The number of people with mental disorders living in the community has recently increased with further increases likely. This study provides a post-attitudinal examination of the discursive resources on which ordinary New Zealanders draw when talking aboutcommunity care'. Four common resources were identi® ed: dual community, rights, disorder and patronization. Each of these resources is examined by using a range

Keith Tuffin; Jo Danks

1999-01-01

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Missionary Vioces as the Discursive Terrain for Native Resistance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Beginning with the arrival of Russian fur traders in 1741, Alaska natives have faced repeated threats to their territorial sovereignty and subsistence practices. Their struggles to maintain their cultures have taken place against the backdrop of a white discursive hegemony that has defined the terms of the conflicts as well as the very identity of the people. To reveal a

Patrick Daley; Beverly James

1998-01-01

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Discursive Strategies that Individualize: CVs and Appraisal Interviews  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professionals in education must increasingly speak of themselves through an individualizing discourse that commits them to a lifelong and life-encompassing learning and working project. By means of techniques like CVs and appraisal interviews, post-signifying regimes conjure up discursive spaces that thrive on the language of commitment, love and…

Krejsler, John

2007-01-01

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A Process-Discursive Approach to Community Economic Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When market-based growth fails to improve community economic development, an alternative approach to economic analysis is a process-discursive method, which considers the roles of human agents and importance of information about reality as experienced by individuals. The process model of community-sensitive transformation is participatory and can…

Walter, G. R.

2003-01-01

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Environmental Education in Action: A Discursive Approach to Curriculum Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why do the designers of environmental education do what they do towards the environment through education? More importantly, how do they account for their design decisions (plans and actions)? Using the theoretical and methodological framework of discourse analysis, we analyse environmental education designers' discourse in terms of the discursive

Reis, Giuliano; Roth, Wolff-Michael

2007-01-01

92

Critical Examination of Information: A Discursive Approach and its Implementations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a discursive approach to the critical examination of information and describes its implementation options. The approach provides a set of concepts to ensure that examination dialogs on information objects take place in a systematic way. For this purpose, this paper takes a critical perspective on information, considers structural characteristics of examination dialog, and arranges some basic categories

Fahri Yetim

2008-01-01

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The Discursive Politics of Feminist Intersectionality Myra Marx Ferree  

E-print Network

The Discursive Politics of Feminist Intersectionality Myra Marx Ferree Draft submitted December 5 homogeneous political discourse in which "all the women are white and all the blacks are men" (Hull, Scott of simplification, not an inherent property of the world. I offer a model of political discourse that is equally

Sheridan, Jennifer

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The Discursive Performance of Leadership in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education) and the National College for School Leadership (now the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services) have been active participants in framing and shaping discourse in relation to leadership in schools in England. This paper is based upon…

Hall, Dave; Gunter, Helen M.; Bragg, Joanna

2011-01-01

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From cultural adaptation to cross-cultural discursive competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cross-cultural competence is often studied as part of the foreigner's one-way adaptation to the host culture while ignoring the dynamic nature of adaptation at the discourse level of interactions. To address this issue, this article proposes a conceptual model to study cross-cultural discursive competence exhibited in individual interactions in business settings. The model is based on relational empathy and genre

Yunxia Zhu

2008-01-01

96

Discursive Psychology and Mathematics education: Possibilities and challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an overview of some of the key ideas of discursive psychology and its theoretical and methodological approach\\u000a to the analysis of interaction. These ideas include a view of interaction as discusive practice, primarily structured by the\\u000a social action it performs, rather than by its content. The relevance of this approach to research in mathematics education\\u000a is demonstrated,

Richard Barwell

2003-01-01

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Design, construction, and initial operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory salt-gradient solar pond  

SciTech Connect

A 232 m/sup 2/ solar pond was constructed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the purpose of studying pond hydrodynamics on a large scale and to complement the flow visualization and one-dimensional pond simulator experiments that are ongoing at the Laboratory. Design methods and construction techniques, some of which are unique to this pond, are described in detail. The pond was excavated from a soft volcanic rock known as tuff; such rock forms a large fraction of the Los Alamos area surface geology. Because tuff has a small thermal conductivity, little insulation was required to reduce perimeter energy losses. In addition, the strength of tuff permitted the pond to be built with vertical side walls; this design eliminated local side wall convection in the gradient zone that is possible with sloping side walls. Instrumentation in the pond consists of traversing and fixed rakes of thermometers and salinity probes, an underwater pyranometer, and a weather station. The traversing rake is a wheeled trolley driven vertically on a rectangular rail. Installed on the trolley are coplanar platinum RTDs, a point conductivity probe, and an induction salinometer. The stationary rake supports 28 thermocouples and 28 sample-fluid withdrawal taps located every 10 cm. About 127 T of sodium chloride has been introduced and is nearly dissolved. A 120-cm-thick salinity gradient was established and the pond is heating. Preliminary results indicate a lower-convective-zone heating rate of 1.2/sup 0/C/day during the pond's first month of operation. Recommendations on pond design, construction, and instrumentation are presented.

Jones, G.F.; Meyer, K.A.; Hedstrom, J.C.; Dreicer, J.S.; Grimmer, D.P.

1983-01-01

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Model analysis of effects on water levels at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore caused by construction dewatering  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The computer models were developed to investigate possible hydrologic effects within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore caused by planned dewatering at the adjacent Bailly Nuclear Generator construction site. The model analysis indicated that the planned dewatering would cause a drawdown of about 4 ft under the westernmost pond of the Lakeshore and that this drawdown would cause the pond to go almost dry--less than 0.5 ft of water remaining in about 1 percent of the pond--under average conditions during the 18-month dewatering period. When water levels are below average, as during late July and early August 1974, the pond would go dry in about 5.5 months. However, the pond may not have to go completely dry to damage the ecosystem. If the National Park Service 's independent study determines the minimum pond level at which ecosystem damage would be minimized, the models developed in this study could be used to predict the hydrologic conditions necessary to maintain that level. (Woodard-USGS)

Marie, James R.

1976-01-01

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Motivational constructs in Greek physical education classes: Factor structure, gender and age effects in a nationally representative longitudinal sample  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluates the construct validity of a profile of 11 motivational constructs (Task and Ego Orientation, Task? and Ego?involving Climates; Intrinsic Motivation Enjoyment; Intrinsic Motivation Effort; Exercise Attitudes; Exercise Intentions; Perceived Behavioral Control; Actual Exercise Behavior; and Physical Self?concept) appropriate for applied sport\\/exercise settings. A nationally representative sample of Greek students (2786, 50% males) from 200 physical education classes

Herbert W. Marsh; Athanasios Papaioannou; Andrew J. Martin; Yannis Theodorakis

2006-01-01

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National Construction of Global Education: A Critical Review of the National Curriculum Standards for South Korean Global High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, the authors investigate what global visions of education are reflected in the selected national curriculum standards, with special reference to two seemingly contradictory forces: globalization and nationalism. This paper examines the socio-economic and cultural foundations of the curriculum and explains how the national curriculum…

Sung, Youl-Kwan; Park, Minjeong; Choi, Il-Seon

2013-01-01

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Traditional and Rights-Informed Talk about Violence: "High School Educators' Discursive Production of Student Violence"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By examining discursive practices of educators in two New England high schools, the author shows how educators' claims of student violence were formed in relation to two discursive fields found in professional academic texts on the subject: a traditional and a rights-informed discourse. These discourses were distinct from one another in terms of…

Solomon, Brenda

2006-01-01

102

Context-Oriented Communication and the Design of Computer-Supported Discursive Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer-supported discursive learning (CSDL) systems for the support of asynchronous discursive learning need to fulfill specific socio-technical conditions. To understand these conditions, we employed design experiments combining aspects of communication theory, empirical findings, and continuous improvement of the investigated prototypes. Our…

Herrmann, Thomas; Kienle, Andrea

2008-01-01

103

Science fiction versus science fact: The construction of paranormal event descriptions as factual   

E-print Network

This paper examines the discursive techniques deployed in the construction of accounts of allegedly paranormal events as factual, in the context of a biography of Uri Geller written by Andrija Puharich, the first ...

Hellier, Robin A.

2008-01-01

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Housing the civil servants and (re)constructing the Romanian nation state: ideology, policy and architecture (1918–1958)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the rapport of political concepts of Romanian state construction to housing policies and projects in the capital city. From the institution of a unified nation state in the interwar period, to the reconstruction of a Soviet-type socialist state after World War II, it illustrates how concepts and processes of state formation yielded social and spatial hierarchies related

Adriana Diaconu

2012-01-01

105

Politics perceptions as moderator of the political skill – job performance relationship: A two-study, cross-national, constructive replication  

Microsoft Academic Search

We developed a two-study, cross-national, constructive replication to examine the role of organizational politics perceptions as a contextual moderator of the political skill – job performance relationship. Specifically, we hypothesized that high levels of political skill would demonstrate its strongest positive effects on job performance when politics perceptions were perceived as low. Conversely, we hypothesized that political skill would demonstrate

Ilias Kapoutsis; Alexandros Papalexandris; Andreas Nikolopoulos; Wayne A. Hochwarter; Gerald R. Ferris

2011-01-01

106

Technical documentation in support of the project-specific analysis for construction and operation of the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

This document provides information that supports or supplements the data and impact analyses presented in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Project-Specific Analysis (PSA). The purposes of NIF are to achieve fusion ignition in the laboratory for the first time with inertial confinement fusion (ICF) technology and to conduct high- energy-density experiments ins support of national security and civilian application. NIF is an important element in the DOE`s science-based SSM Program, a key mission of which is to ensure the reliability of the nation`s enduring stockpile of nuclear weapons. NIF would also advance the knowledge of basic and applied high-energy- density science and bring the nation a large step closer to developing fusion energy for civilian use. The NIF PSA includes evaluations of the potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating the facility at one of five candidate site and for two design options.

Lazaro, M.A.; Vinikour, W. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Assessment Div.; Allison, T. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Decision and Information Sciences Div.] [and others

1996-09-01

107

The Rhetorical Construction of the Nation in Education: The Case of Flanders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines what can be learnt from "new rhetoric" (focusing on the work of the American rhetorician Kenneth Burke [1897-1993]) about (national) identity and discusses how nationalism can be taught from such a rhetorical perspective. Despite the "deconstruction" of nation(alism) as a grand narrative, there is a new tendency towards…

Rutten, Kris; Mottart, Andre; Soetaert, Ronald

2010-01-01

108

Graduate Studies Construction Engineering  

E-print Network

funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Construction Industry Institute (CII), Georgia engineering, building construction, and industrial and systems engineering. SELECTED COURSES · ConstructionGraduate Studies Construction Engineering CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING The construction engineering

Jacobs, Laurence J.

109

Encountering Hindutva, interrogating religious nationalism and (En)gendering a Hindu patriarchy in India's nuclear policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the consequences of a gendered nationalism under India's recent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government that has relied on the discourses of Hindu women's violence and protection as elements of its discursive arsenal to pursue nuclearization as an aggressive policy of the Indian state. To this extent, the article interrogates a discursive relationship between a cultural patriarchy, its

Runa Das

2006-01-01

110

Changes in the Vegetation Cover in a Constructed Wetland at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois  

SciTech Connect

Wetlands are valuable resources that are disappearing at an alarming rate. Land development has resulted in the destruction of wetlands for approximately 200 years. To combat this destruction, the federal government passed legislation that requires no net loss of wetlands. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is responsible for regulating wetland disturbances. In 1991, the USACE determined that the construction of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory would damage three wetlands that had a total area of one acre. Argonne was required to create a wetland of equal acreage to replace the damaged wetlands. For the first five years after this wetland was created (1992-1996), the frequency of plant species, relative cover, and water depth was closely monitored. The wetland was not monitored again until 2002. In 2003, the vegetation cover data were again collected with a similar methodology to previous years. The plant species were sampled using quadrats at randomly selected locations along transects throughout the wetland. The fifty sampling locations were monitored once in June and percent cover of each of the plant species was determined for each plot. Furthermore, the extent of standing water in the wetland was measured. In 2003, 21 species of plants were found and identified. Eleven species dominated the wetland, among which were reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea), crown vetch (Coronilla varia), and Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense). These species are all non-native, invasive species. In the previous year, 30 species were found in the same wetland. The common species varied from the 2002 study but still had these non-native species in common. Reed canary grass and Canada thistle both increased by more than 100% from 2002. Unfortunately, the non-native species may be contributing to the loss of biodiversity in the wetland. In the future, control measures should be taken to ensure the establishment of more desired native species.

Bergman, C.L.; LaGory, K.

2004-01-01

111

The role of discursive resources in science talk  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tao, Oliver, and Venville's paper addresses a debate between two hypotheses of children's development of conceptual understandings of the Earth. The authors aim to investigate whether culture influences students' conceptions of the Earth. However, one questionable assumption shared among conception and conceptual change studies is that researchers can identify children's mental models, through their discourse, to explain their conceptions of scientific phenomena. In this commentary, I challenge this assumption by looking closely at various interview data and examining different dimensions of interview discourse about the Earth. Based on my findings, I suggest that instead of seeing science talk as representations of mental models, we look at children's science talk as discursive practices mediated by the immediate social situation and the broader social milieu.

Hsu, Pei-Ling

2013-06-01

112

Design and construction of a water target system for harvesting radioisotopes at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A liquid water target system for harvesting radioisotopes at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) was designed and constructed as the initial step in proof-of-principle experiments to harvest useful radioisotopes from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). FRIB will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, to be completed in 2020, at which radioisotopes will be collected synergistically from the water in cooling-loops for the primary beam dump that cycle the water at flow rates in excess of hundreds of gallons per minute. As part of the development of radiochemical expertise required to harvest long-lived radioisotopes of interest in this environment, the water target system described here was constructed and successfully used to collect a test beam of relativistic 24Na ions produced at the NSCL. Future studies will involve collecting interesting transition metal isotopes such as 67Cu from less purified secondary projectile fragment beams.

Pen, Aranh; Mastren, Tara; Peaslee, Graham F.; Petrasky, Kelly; DeYoung, Paul A.; Morrissey, David J.; Lapi, Suzanne E.

2014-05-01

113

Construction and development of IGP DMC of China National Seismological Network  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 2003, CEA (China Earthquake Administration) commenced the construction of China Digital Seismological Observation Network. By the end of 2007, a new-generation digital seismological observation system had been established, which consists of 1 National Seismic Network, 32 regional seismic networks, 2 small-aperture seismic arrays, 6 volcano monitoring networks and 19 mobile seismic networks, as well as CENC (China Earthquake Network Center) DMC (Data Management Centre) and IGP (Institute of Geophysics) DMC. Since then, the seismological observation system of China has completely entered a digital time. For operational, data backup and data security considerations, the DMC at the Institute of Geophysics (IGP), CEA was established at the end of 2007. IGP DMC now receives and archives waveform data from more than 1000 permanent seismic stations around China in real-time. After the great Wenchuan and Yushu earthquakes, the real-time waveform data from 56 and 8 portable seismic stations deployed in the aftershock area are added to IGP DMC. The technical system of IGP DMC is designed to conduct data management, processing and service through the network of CEA. We developed and integrated a hardware system with high-performance servers, large-capacity disc arrays, tape library and other facilities, as well as software packages for real-time waveform data receiving, storage, quality control, processing and service. Considering the demands from researchers for large quantities of seismic event waveform data, IGP DMC adopts an innovative "user order" method to extract event waveform data. Users can specify seismic stations, epicenter distance and record length. In a short period of 3 years, IGP DMC has supplied about 350 Terabytes waveform data to over 200 researches of more than 40 academic institutions. According to incomplete statistics, over 40 papers have been published in professional journals, in which 30 papers were indexed by SCI. Now, IGP DMC has become an important platform of promoting seismological researches in China. In the future, IGP DMC will continue to improve its technical system with powerful ability of waveform data processing, management and service, and to provide better and more data service to the research community. We expect IGP DMC to become an exchange and collaboration platform for geo-scientific researchers around the world.

Zheng, X.; Zheng, J.; Lin, P.; Yao, Z.; Liang, J.

2011-12-01

114

Constructing "World-Class" as "Global": A Case Study of the National University of Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates the ways in which newly-established higher education institutions (HEIs) position themselves as "world-class" through constructing themselves as "global". With the escalating "free market" and competitive forces arising from the marketization of education, most universities see a construction

Xavier, Christine Anita; Alsagoff, Lubna

2013-01-01

115

Constructions of Girls in Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article investigates the discursive constructions of preschool girls and points to how girls are positioned, assessed and constructed by adults in parent-teacher conferences in Swedish preschools. Using transcripts of audio-taped episodes from parent-teacher conferences, the analysis reveals that gender is an important aspect of the adults'…

Markstrom, Ann-Marie; Simonsson, Maria

2011-01-01

116

POVERTY, INFANT MORTALITY, AND HOMICIDE RATES IN CROSS-NATIONAL PERPSECTIVE: ASSESSMENTS OF CRITERION AND CONSTRUCT VALIDITY*  

PubMed Central

This paper assesses the extent to which the infant mortality rate might be treated as a “proxy” for poverty in research on cross-national variation in homicide rates. We have assembled a pooled, cross-sectional time-series dataset for 16 advanced nations over the 1993–2000 period that includes standard measures of infant mortality and homicide and also contains information on two commonly used “income-based” poverty measures: a measure intended to reflect “absolute” deprivation and a measure intended to reflect “relative” deprivation. With these data, we are able to assess the criterion validity of the infant mortality rate with reference to the two income-based poverty measures. We are also able to estimate the effects of the various indicators of disadvantage on homicide rates in regression models, thereby assessing construct validity. The results reveal that the infant mortality rate is more strongly correlated with “relative poverty” than with “absolute poverty,” although much unexplained variance remains. In the regression models, the measure of infant mortality and the relative poverty measure yield significant positive effects on homicide rates, while the absolute poverty measure does not exhibit any significant effects. Our analyses suggest that it would be premature to dismiss relative deprivation in cross-national research on homicide, and that disadvantage is best conceptualized and measured as a multidimensional construct. PMID:21643432

Messner, Steven F.; Raffalovich, Lawrence E.; Sutton, Gretchen M.

2011-01-01

117

Using Collaborative Web Technology to Construct the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)  

PubMed Central

Scientists are taking advantage of web-based technology to work in new collaborative environments, a phenomenon known as Science 2.0. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) created a web-based tool called HINTS-GEM that allows a diverse group of stakeholders to collaborate in a virtual environment by providing input on content for the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). This involved stakeholders providing new suggested content and commenting and rating on existing content. HINTS is a nationally-representative survey of the US non-institutionalized adult population (see Finney Rutten et al. [this journal] for more information about the HINTS program). This paper describes the conceptual development of HINTS-GEM and provides results of its use by stakeholders in creating an improved survey instrument. PMID:23020764

MOSER, RICHARD P.; BECKJORD, ELLEN BURKE; RUTTEN, LILA J. FINNEY; BLAKE, KELLY; HESSE, BRADFORD W.

2012-01-01

118

77 FR 16547 - Radionuclide National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Notice of Construction...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Construction Approval to Energy Fuels for Tailings Cell A and the Phase I Evaporation Ponds at the proposed Pi[ntilde]on Ridge Uranium Mill. Tailings Cell A and the Phase I Evaporation Ponds are regulated under 40 CFR part 61, subpart W. The...

2012-03-21

119

Reframing the National Football League: An organizational analysis of the construction of a modern spectacle  

Microsoft Academic Search

Popular and consumer cultures share a similar trajectory in the United States with spectacle and money being key ingredients in the construction of both. This is most apparent in the sports industry in America with billions of dollars in revenue generated every year. During the first half of the twentieth century sports like baseball and boxing commanded a significant amount

Scott Charles Lewis

2005-01-01

120

Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility, July 30, 1999  

SciTech Connect

The Construction Safety Program (CSP) for NIF sets forth the responsibilities, guidelines, rules, policies and regulations for all workers involved in the construction, special equipment installation, acceptance testing, and start-up of NIF at LLNL during the construction period of NIF. During this period, all workers are required to implement measures to create a universal awareness which promotes safe practice at the work site, and which will achieve NIF's management objectives in preventing accidents and illnesses. Construction safety for NIF is predicated on everyone performing their jobs in a manner that prevents job-related disabling injuries and illnesses. Integrated Safety Management (ISM) is practiced in the execution of all activities associated with the NIF Project. The seven Principles of ISM are: (1) Line management is responsible for safety. (2) Clear roles and responsibilities are established and maintained. (3) Personnel possess competence commensurate with responsibilities. (4) Resource allocations are balanced, making ES and H a priority in project planning and execution. (5) Safety requirements are identified and implemented. (6) Hazard controls are tailored to the project work. (7) Operations are authorized before work begins.

Benjamin, D W

1999-07-30

121

Constructing a Normative National Identity: The "Leitkultur" Debate in Germany, 2000/2001  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, public discourse about German national identity has increasingly focussed on the large foreign population within Germany's borders. Whilst right-wing politicians such as Edmund Stoiber foster fears of identity loss ("Uberfremdung"), more liberal observers, and indeed the ruling red-green coalition, acknowledge that multiethnicity…

Manz, Stefan

2004-01-01

122

Nationalism and democratic construction: the origins of Argentina and Uruguay's political cultures in comparative perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article focuses on the different effects the formation of national identity had on the development of political democracy in Uruguay and Argentina. Uruguay's process of state building after the civil wars relied on political consensus regarding the rules of the game: the concept of political democracy became an integral part of Uruguay's collective identity. In Argentina, political elites after

Alberto Spektorowski

2000-01-01

123

Constructing Seasonal Climograph Overlap Envelopes from Holocene Packrat Midden Contents, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado  

Microsoft Academic Search

Five Neotoma spp. (packrat) middens are analyzed from Sand Canyon Alcove, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado. Plant remains in middens dated at approximately 9870, 9050, 8460, 3000, and 0 14C yr B.P. are used to estimate Holocene seasonal temperature and precipitation values based on modern plant tolerances published by Thompson et al. (1999a, 1999b). Early Holocene vegetation at the alcove shows

Saxon E Sharpe

2002-01-01

124

Budgeting and performance management in the Italian National Health System (INHS) : Assessment and constructive criticism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of the paper is to trace the history and development of performance measurement and management systems in the Italian National Health System (INHS), to identify their key characteristics, and to provide a critical assessment of their implementation. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A combination of literature review, action-research and fieldwork conducted over a ten-year period in several Italian health

Federico Lega; Emanuele Vendramini

2008-01-01

125

National Council on Schoolhouse Construction, (43rd Annual Meeting, Palo Alto, California, October 3-6, 1966). Schools-Planned for the Community.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A compilation of reports given at the forty-third annual meeting of the National Council on Schoolhouse Construction includes--(1) "To Build--Past, Present and Future Tense", a view of school construction perspectives in terms of present and future educational needs, (2) "Implicatio"s of Present and Projected Federal Programs for School…

Widdall, Kenneth R., Ed.

126

A MODEL BUILDING CODE ARTICLE ON FALLOUT SHELTERS WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INCLUSION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR FALLOUT SHELTER CONSTRUCTION IN FOUR NATIONAL MODEL BUILDING CODES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A MODEL BUILDING CODE FOR FALLOUT SHELTERS WAS DRAWN UP FOR INCLUSION IN FOUR NATIONAL MODEL BUILDING CODES. DISCUSSION IS GIVEN OF FALLOUT SHELTERS WITH RESPECT TO--(1) NUCLEAR RADIATION, (2) NATIONAL POLICIES, AND (3) COMMUNITY PLANNING. FALLOUT SHELTER REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIELDING, SPACE, VENTILATION, CONSTRUCTION, AND SERVICES SUCH AS ELECTRICAL…

American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.

127

Construction Work  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Construction work taking place at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Funding for the road project at Theodore Roosevelt National Park comes from the $170 million appropriated for the Federal Highway Administration to spend on roads in national parks....

128

Away from home: Domestic constructions of national identity in imperial India  

E-print Network

they know what is best for Bimala and the zenana. The perspectives I have presented thus far regarding nationalism and its relationship to the zenana are Irom the male perspectives of Nikhil and Sandip. The female perspective presented by Bimala shows... "the World" is because the zenana and her home offer her a sense of power. According to Indian custom, as the wife of the oldest living male in the home, Bimala, in turn, is the head of the household, even more so than her mother...

Miller, Erin Michelle

2013-02-22

129

Beyond the 'new cross-cultural psychiatry': cultural biology, discursive psychology and the ironies of globalization.  

PubMed

The 'new cross-cultural psychiatry' heralded by Kleinman in 1977 promised a revitalized tradition that gave due respect to cultural difference and did not export psychiatric theories that were themselves culture bound. In the ensuing years, the view of culture within anthropology has continued to change, along with our understanding of the relationship of biological processes to cultural diversity, and the global political economic contexts in which mental health care is delivered. This article considers the implications of these new notions of culture, biology and the context of practice for theory in cultural psychiatry. The future of cultural psychiatry lies in advancing a broad perspective that: (a) is inherently multidisciplinary (involving psychiatric epidemiology, medical anthropology and sociology, cognitive science and social psychology), breaking down the nature/culture dichotomy with an integrative view of culture as a core feature of human biology, while remaining alert to cultural constructions of biological theory; (b) attends to psychological processes but understands these as not exclusively located within the individual but as including discursive processes that are fundamentally social; and (c) critically examines the interaction of both local and global systems of knowledge and power. Globalization has brought with it many ironies for cultural psychiatry: Transnational migrations have resulted in cultural hybridization at the same time as ethnicity has become more salient; the call for evidence-based medicine has been used to limit the impact of cultural research; and cultural psychiatry itself has been co-opted by pharmaceutical companies to inform marketing campaigns to promote conventional treatments for new populations. Cultural psychiatry must address these ironies to develop the self-critical awareness and flexibility needed to deliver humane care in shifting contexts. PMID:16671396

Kirmayer, Laurence J

2006-03-01

130

Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility, July 30, 1999 (NIF-0001374-OC)  

SciTech Connect

These rules apply to all LLNL employees, non-LLNL employees (including contract labor, supplemental labor, vendors, personnel matrixed/assigned from other National Laboratories, participating guests, visitors and students) and contractors/subcontractors. The General Rules-Code of Safe Practices shall be used by management to promote accident prevention through indoctrination, safety and health training and on-the-job application. As a condition for contracts award, all contractors and subcontractors and their employees must certify on Form S and H A-l that they have read and understand, or have been briefed and understand, the National Ignition Facility OCIP Project General Rules-Code of Safe Practices. (An interpreter must brief those employees who do not speak or read English fluently.) In addition, all contractors and subcontractors shall adopt a written General Rules-Code of Safe Practices that relates to their operations. The General Rules-Code of Safe Practices must be posted at a conspicuous location at the job site office or be provided to each supervisory employee who shall have it readily available. Copies of the General Rules-Code of Safe Practices can also be included in employee safety pamphlets.

Benjamin, D W

1999-07-30

131

Narrative Identities and the Management of Personal Accountability in Talk about ME: A Discursive Psychology Approach to Illness Narrative  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article takes a discursive psychology approach to the analysis of illness narrative. The controversial topic of ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is used as a case study to examine the dilemmatics of illness talk. Using data from an ME narrative, I explore the complex and subtle discursive work performed by participants to show how

Mary Horton-Salway

2001-01-01

132

Design and Construction of a Gamma Reaction History Diagnostic for the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

Gas Cherenkov detectors have been used to convert fusion gammas into photons to achieve gamma reaction history (GRH) measurements. These gas detectors include a converter, pressurized gas volume, relay optics, and a photon detector. A novel design for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) using 90º Off-Axis Parabolic mirrors efficiently collects signal from fusion gammas with 8-ps time dispersion.1 Fusion gammas are converted to Compton electrons, which generate broadband Cherenkov light (our response is from 250 to 700 nm) in a pressurized gas cell. This light is relayed into a high-speed detector using three parabolic mirrors. The detector optics collect light from a 125-mm-diameter by 600-mm-long interchangeable gas (CO2 or SF6) volume. Because light is collected from source locations throughout the gas volume, the detector is positioned at the stop position rather than at an image position. The stop diameter and its position are independent of the light-generation locations along the gas cell. This design incorporates a fixed time delay that allows the detector to recover from prompt radiation. Optical ray tracings demonstrate how light can be collected from different angled trajectories of the Compton electrons as they traverse the gas volume. A Monte Carlo model of the conversion process from gammas to Cherenkov photons is used to generate photon trajectories. The collection efficiencies for different gamma energies are evaluated. At NIF, a cluster of four channels will allow for increased dynamic range, as well as different gamma energy thresholds. This GRH design is compared to a gas Cherenkov detector that utilizes a Cassegrain reflector now used at the OMEGA laser facility. 1. R. M. Malone, H. W. Herrmann, W. Stoeffl, J. M. Mack, C. S. Young, “Gamma bang time/reaction history diagnostics for the National Ignition Facility using 90º off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 10E532 (2008).

R.M. Malone, B.C. Cox, B.C. Frogget, M.I. Kaufman, T.W. Tunnell; H.W. Herrmann, S.C. Evans, J.M. Mack, C.S. Young; W. Stoeffl

2009-06-05

133

Constructing Illness: How the Public in Eight Western Nations Respond to a Clinical Description of “Schizophrenia”  

PubMed Central

According to classic and contemporary social theory, the community is crucial to how individuals respond to the onset of health problems. Cultural response to symptoms provides the foundation for lay diagnosis; offers a gauge for marking individual and societal health literacy; and reflects the cultural embeddedness of modern medical knowledge. Using data collected between 2004 and 2007 from the Stigma in Global Context – Mental Health Study (SGC-MHS) on the recognition of schizophrenia from vignettes describing individuals meeting DSM-IV criteria, we examine the nature and correlates of lay diagnosis. Focusing on Western societies in the SGC-MHS, we ask three questions regarding problem recognition in Bulgaria (N=255), Cyprus (N=253), Germany (N=382), Hungary (N=352), Iceland (N=291), Spain (N=327), Great Britain (N=289), and the United States (N=449). What is the cross-national variation in recognition of schizophrenia as a mental illness? Is lay diagnosis associated with individuals’ socio-demographic characteristics and/or their evaluation of underlying causes? Are lay diagnoses likely to shape the nature and direction of the illness career? We find lay diagnosis of “mental illness” to be high across these Western nations with some, though modest, difference across countries. Variation for the more specific diagnosis of “schizophrenia” is greater, though fairly consistent in country ordering. Lay diagnoses are shaped most consistently by attributions, inconsistently by socio-demographics, and generally associated with respondents’ treatment recommendations and expected outcomes. In light of assumptions about public beliefs and knowledge that often underlie research, community efforts, clinical programs, and health policy, these findings suggest that a greater understanding of the complexities of lay diagnosis is warranted. PMID:21802185

Olafsdottir, Sigrun; Pescosolido, Bernice A.

2011-01-01

134

The Discursive Construction of Learning in a Multiethnic School: Perspectives from Non-Immigrant Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides data from individual interviews conducted with 15 and 16 year-old non-immigrant students from a highly multiethnic secondary urban school in Barcelona, Spain. In this school, mixed classrooms (immigrant and local) and small linguistically heterogeneous working groups are frequent in the mathematics lessons. The focus is on the…

Planas, Nuria

2007-01-01

135

How Psychical Researchers Construct Their Research as Scientific: A Discursive Approach   

E-print Network

Many academics have attempted to resolve the demarcation problem through boundary work. Due to this problem, it is difficult to distinguish between Science and Non-Science. Even some reasoned Science, such as Psychology, are accused of being...

Loraine, Melissa

2013-03-13

136

Xeno-Racism and Discursive Construction of "Us" vs. "Them": Cosa Nostra, Wall Street, and Immigrants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this dissertation, the denaturalization of migrants in the US and Italy as represented in newspaper crime reports was identified and compared to the opposing naturalization of Italian crime organizations in Italy and Wall Street/corporate criminals in the US. This was accomplished through careful, multidisciplinary, scientific analysis of over…

Catalano, Theresa

2011-01-01

137

Standards and Separatism: The Discursive Construction of Gender in English Soccer Coach Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Affirmative action is a problematic, but common, organizational approach to redressing gender discrimination as it fails to\\u000a address discourses underlying organizational definitions and practices in highly masculinized sites like English football.\\u000a Unstructured interviews with 27 key personnel and participants in coach education in the north of England within a regional\\u000a “division” of the organization regulating English football (“The FA”) were

Beth Fielding-Lloyd; Lindsey J. Meân

2008-01-01

138

Promoting Girls' Participation in Sports: Discursive Constructions of Girls in a Sports Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What does it mean to promote girls' participation in sports and which girls are seen as needing support? In this article we focus a government-financed sports venture and scrutinize the frames governing what is possible to say about girls and their participation in sports. By analyzing project applications from local sport clubs we investigate how…

Svender, Jenny; Larsson, Hakan; Redelius, Karin

2012-01-01

139

Outsiders in Their Homeland: Discursive Construction of Aboriginal Women and Citizenship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Confrontations between urban neighborhoods and activist organizations seeking affordable housing and shelter for the homeless are attracting the increased attention of academics and policy makers. Perceived as a problem to be resolved, and constituted as a "syndrome," the social phenomenon "not in my backyard" (NIMBY) is positioned as a response…

Fiske, Jo-Anne; Belanger, Yale D.; Gregory, David

2010-01-01

140

Experiencing emotional labor: an analysis of the discursive construction of emotional labor  

E-print Network

Natural Ability ???????????... 46 Acting as Insincerity ???????????????.???. 47 Emotional Labor as Performing a Role ???????.???? 55 Acting as a Tool ???????????????????? 56 SRC?s Culture ????????????????????... 65 Summary....1 Authenticity and Acting ???..???????????????????.. 16 A.1 Department of Recreational Sports Organizational Chart ??????.?.??.. 99 vii LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page 2.1 Interview...

Haman, Mary Kathryn

2007-04-25

141

National crisis, supranational opportunity: the Irish construction of abortion as a European service.  

PubMed

In the late 1980s, the anti-abortion movement successfully sought injunctions against pregnancy counselling centres and students' unions in Ireland, preventing them from distributing information on how to obtain an abortion abroad. One of the defensive arguments that the students' unions employed was to claim that the distribution of abortion information was protected as an aspect of the free movement of services under European Community law. This paper addresses the implications of categorising abortion as a supranational economic service for feminist legal strategy. The advantages of categorising abortion as a service to which women have access as consumers are that it legitimates abortion and it provides a new strategy for making abortion claims. The disadvantages are that a woman's legal interest in abortion is based on her capacity to buy the service, fetal life is rendered devoid of value, and the service supplier has as much say about the abortion transaction as the woman consumer. If feminist legal strategy is to successfully use the legal construction of abortion as an economic service, it must work to minimise such negative implications. PMID:11424248

Fletcher, R

2000-11-01

142

Constructing Seasonal Climograph Overlap Envelopes from Holocene Packrat Midden Contents, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Five Neotoma spp. (packrat) middens are analyzed from Sand Canyon Alcove, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado. Plant remains in middens dated at approximately 9870, 9050, 8460, 3000, and 0 14C yr B.P. are used to estimate Holocene seasonal temperature and precipitation values based on modern plant tolerances published by Thompson et al. (1999a, 1999b). Early Holocene vegetation at the alcove shows a transition from a cool/mesic to a warmer, more xeric community between 9050 and 8460 14C yr B.P. Picea pungens, Pinus flexilis, and Juniperus communis exhibit an average minimum elevational displacement of 215 m. Picea pungens and Pinus flexilis are no longer found in the monument. Estimates based on modern plant parameters (Thompson et al., 1999a) suggest that average temperatures at 9870 14C yr B.P. may have been at least 1° to 3°C colder in January and no greater than 3° to 10°C colder in July than modern at this site. Precipitation during this time may have been at least 2 times modern in January and 2 to 3 times modern in July. Discrepancies in estimated temperature and precipitation tolerances between last occurrence and first occurrence taxa in the midden record suggest that midden assemblages may include persisting relict vegetation.

Sharpe, Saxon E.

2002-05-01

143

Constructing Mental Illness as Dangerous: A Pilot Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: There is a dearth of studies examining how dangerousness is constructed in media depictions of mentally ill individuals who are frequently portrayed as acting violently. The aim of the present study was to identify the contribution of diverse technical, semiotic and discursive resources utilised in portraying a character with a mental illness in a prime-time drama as dangerous.Method: Discourse

Claire Wilson; Raymond Nairn; John Coverdale; Aroha Panapa

1999-01-01

144

The Construction of Author Voice by Editorial Board Members  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies of blind manuscript review have illustrated that readers often form impressions of or speculate about unknown authors' identities in the manuscript review task. In this article, the authors extend that work by examining the discursive and nondiscursive features that play a role in readers' active construction of author voice. Through a…

Tardy, Christine M.; Matsuda, Paul Kei

2009-01-01

145

Cultivating Discourse: The Social Construction of Agricultural Legislation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article we initiate a critical analysis of the discursive geographies from which U.S. agricultural legislation has been constructed. First, we refer to the geography of discourse, which consists of the production, dissemination, and consumption of ideas, concepts, theories, and understandings. Specifically, we trace the emergence and development of an American agrarian discourse, constituted from a wealth of ideas

Deborah P. Dixon; Holly M. Hapke

2003-01-01

146

Accelerated construction of a regional DNA-barcode reference library: Caddisflies (Trichoptera) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) barcoding is an effective tool for species identification and life-stage association in a wide range of animal taxa. We developed a strategy for rapid construction of a regional DNA-barcode reference library and used the caddisflies (Trichoptera) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) as a model. Nearly 1000 cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) sequences, representing 209 caddisfly species previously recorded from GSMNP, were obtained from the global Trichoptera Barcode of Life campaign. Most of these sequences were collected from outside the GSMNP area. Another 645 COI sequences, representing 80 species, were obtained from specimens collected in a 3-d bioblitz (short-term, intense sampling program) in GSMNP. The joint collections provided barcode coverage for 212 species, 91% of the GSMNP fauna. Inclusion of samples from other localities greatly expedited construction of the regional DNA-barcode reference library. This strategy increased intraspecific divergence and decreased average distances to nearest neighboring species, but the DNA-barcode library was able to differentiate 93% of the GSMNP Trichoptera species examined. Global barcoding projects will aid construction of regional DNA-barcode libraries, but local surveys make crucial contributions to progress by contributing rare or endemic species and full-length barcodes generated from high-quality DNA. DNA taxonomy is not a goal of our present work, but the investigation of COI divergence patterns in caddisflies is providing new insights into broader biodiversity patterns in this group and has directed attention to various issues, ranging from the need to re-evaluate species taxonomy with integrated morphological and molecular evidence to the necessity of an appropriate interpretation of barcode analyses and its implications in understanding species diversity (in contrast to a simple claim for barcoding failure). ?? 2011 The North American Benthological Society.

Zhou, X.; Robinson, J.L.; Geraci, C.J.; Parker, C.R.; Flint, O.S., Jr.; Etnier, D.A.; Ruiter, D.; DeWalt, R.E.; Jacobus, L.M.; Hebert, P.D.N.

2011-01-01

147

"That Teacher Takes Everything Badly": Discursively Reframing Non-Normative Behaviors in Therapy Sessions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While some scholars have emphasized the culturally contingent nature of disabilities, far less research has attended to the situated and discursive contexts within which those with disabilities and their communities make relevant their own understandings and representations of disability. Drawing from a larger ethnographic study, in this article…

Lester, Jessica Nina; Paulus, Trena M.

2014-01-01

148

Discursive Battles about the Meaning of University: The Case of Danish University Reform and Its Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The meaning of university and, subsequently, academics' working conditions are rapidly changing as knowledge economy and globalisation discourses continue to deepen across the Western world. Higher education and research agendas are increasingly staged in the discursive universe of knowledge economy language: common strategies and harmonisation…

Krejsler, John

2006-01-01

149

Performing Academic Practice: Using the Master Class to Build Postgraduate Discursive Competences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How can we find ways of training PhD students in academic practices, while reflexively analysing how academic practices are performed? The paper's answer to this question is based on evaluations from a British-Nordic master class. The paper discusses how master classes can be used to train the discursive skills required for academic discussion,…

Baerenholdt, Jorgen Ole; Gregson, Nicky; Everts, Jonathan; Granas, Brynhild; Healey, Ruth L.

2010-01-01

150

Inoculating Against Prejudice: A Discursive Approach to Homophobia and Sexism in Adolescent Male Talk  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article uses a discursive psychological approach to examine the subtle ways that adolescent boys attempt to position themselves as both normatively heterosexual and unprejudiced as they manage homophobia and sexism in their talk. It is argued that homophobia and sexism are given meanings within social interaction, meanings that involve negotiating competing ideological and normative dilemmas. The analysis examines the

Neill Korobov

2004-01-01

151

Homophobic Slurs and Public Apologies: The Discursive Struggle over "Fag/Maricon" in Public Discourse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A handful of recent incidents hints at an ideological struggle over the use of the English word "fag(got)" and the Spanish word "maricon" in public discourse. This article examines the discursive and ideological struggle over the terms through the comparison of two cases in which Spanish/English bilingual Latinos in the U. S. use what might be…

Cashman, Holly R.

2012-01-01

152

Social change and discursive change: analyzing conversationalization of media discourse in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adopting Fairclough's multidimensional approach, this corpus- based study explores discursive changes in current Taiwanese society, with a particular focus on conversationalization in printed media. Data were collected from three major newspapers catering to different readerships during three time periods. The analyzed linguistic features include noun phrases, Chinese four-character set expressions, mixing of local dialect(s), and slang. My analysis shows that

SAI-HUA KUO

2008-01-01

153

IDHEAP Lausanne November 6, 2009 Sticking one's oar in the "all discursive"  

E-print Network

and Frdric Varone kindly proposed that I write the chapter "A pragmatic constructivism". I wish to thank them) that the ascendancy of policy-makers (or public authorities) over the discursive field is essential particularly would like to ask Peter to explain why. After reading his writings and watching him lecturing, I wish

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

154

Discursive "Policy Logics" of Mergers in US Higher Education: Strategy or Tragedy?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mergers are part of the historical fabric of US higher education. However, the current economic recession and other policy issues have experts and academicians predicting an increase in higher education mergers in the USA. Consequently, this study analysed the discursive "policy logics" surrounding merger negotiations in US higher education. The…

Stephenson, Sandria S.

2011-01-01

155

Discursive Modes and Their Pedagogical Functions in Model-Based Inquiry (MBI) Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research investigated the emergent discursive modes and their pedagogical functions found in model-based inquiry (MBI) science classrooms. A sample of four high school physics classrooms was video-recorded and analysed using a newly established discourse mode analysis framework. Qualitative methods were employed to identify the most salient…

Campbell, Todd; Oh, Phil Seok; Neilson, Drew

2012-01-01

156

Organisational Learning in the "Knots": Discursive Capacities Emerging in a School-University Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Drawing from findings of a case study of inter-organisational collaboration, this paper aims to employ organisational theory to examine the potential learning that opens between educational organisations. The focus is discursive practices. Two questions guide the analysis. What (unique) practices are implicated in the "knotworking" of…

Fenwick, Tara

2007-01-01

157

Spaces for Geometric Work: Figural, Instrumental, and Discursive Geneses of Reasoning in a Technological Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main goal of this research was to assess the effect of a dynamic environment on relationships between the three geneses (figural, instrumental, and discursive) of Spaces for Geometric Work. More specifically, it was to determine whether the interactive geometry program GeoGebra could play a specific role in the geometric work of future…

Gómez-Chacón, Inés Ma; Kuzniak, Alain

2015-01-01

158

Discursive Authority and Sociocultural Positioning in the Mathematics Classroom: New Directions for Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses findings from a two-day teacher conference focusing on discursive authority and sociocultural positioning in mathematics classrooms. The conference was designed to study how research on classroom discourse could be transformed into effective professional development activities. We describe how the focus on discourse,…

De Freitas, Elizabeth; Wagner, David; Esmonde, Indigo; Knipping, Christine; Lunney Borden, Lisa; Reid, David

2012-01-01

159

Co-Authoring Gender-Queer Youth Identities: Discursive "Tellings" and "Retellings"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For youth who challenge the culturally fixed gender dichotomy through nonconventional gender expression, societal reaction can be harsh. Uncovering these youth voices as they pioneer new gender frontiers through pathways of language and social dialogue provides the focus for this manuscript. Drawing from discursive, narrative practices, we sat in…

Saltzburg, Susan; Davis, Tamara S.

2010-01-01

160

Discursive Obstruction and Elite Opposition to Environmental Activism in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extant research on social movements has highlighted activists' discursive tactics to challenge the state, yet little analytical attention focuses on elite efforts to dominate the discourse arena through the deployment of oppositional frames. This paper analyzes elite oppositional framing surrounding the placement of a highway bypass in the Czech…

Shriver, Thomas E.; Adams, Alison E.; Cable, Sherry

2013-01-01

161

Balancing the good, the bad and the better: A discursive perspective on probiotics and healthy eating  

Microsoft Academic Search

Functional foods promoted as novel food products providing health benefits beyond basic nutrition are gradually becoming part of the European food basket. Typically, research on functional food has focused on public attitudes, the acceptability of different product types, and public trust in novel food. In this article, discursive analysis of focus group discussions held in Britain with 34 users and

Nelya Koteyko

2010-01-01

162

High Resolution 3d Imaging during the Construction of National Radioactive Waste Repository from BÁTAAPÁTI, Hungary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Hungarian National Radioactive Waste Repository is being built in the neighborhood of the village called Bátaapáti. The program of the new disposal facility for the low- and intermediate-level wastes (L/ILW) is conducted by PURAM (Public Limited Company for Radioactive Waste Management). The Bátaapáti underground research program began in February 2005, with the excavation of the two inclined exploratory tunnels. These tunnels have 30 m distance between their axes, 10% inclination and 1.7 km length, and have reached the 0 m Baltic sea-level in the Mórágy Granite Formation. The safety of nuclear repository mainly is influenced by the ground behaviour and its fracturing hence mapping of the geological features has a great importance. Because of the less stable ground, the cavern walls were shotcreted after every tunnelling advance. The site geologists were required to make the tunnel mapping after every drill and blast cycle. The time interval was short and the documenting work was unrepeatable due to the shotcrete supported walls, so it was very important to use a modern, precise system to create 3D photorealistic models of the rock surfaces on the excavated tunnel walls. We have chosen the photogrammetric method, because it has adequate resolution and quality for the photo combined 3D models. At the beginning, we had used the JointMetriX3D (JMX) system and subsequently ShapeMetriX3D (SMX) in the repository chamber excavation phase. From the acquired 3D images through geological mapping is performed as the system allows directly measuring geometric information on visible discontinuities such as dip and dip direction. Descriptive rock mass parameters such as spacing, area, roughness are instantly available. In this article we would like to continue that research having made by JMX model of a tunnel face of "TSZV" access tunnel and using SMX model of a tunnel face from "DEK" Chamber. Our studies were carried out by field engineering geologists on further investigation of the photorealistic 3D models reproducibility in the both cases JMX and SMX. Regularly geotechnical rock mass classifications (Q, RMR and GSI) were used on the basis of the 3D models without field experience of the given tunnel faces. All documentations were analysed with statistical methods considering the circumstances of scanning and picturing. The orientation of main characteristic discontinuities were defined by each geologist, but also some differences occured. These discrepancies had not occurred in the results of geotechnical evaluation. Due to several cases the information provided by the 3D modelling systems could be very useful in different phases of excavation works. These information were applied in geoscience researches for example in surface roughness determination, fracture system modelling of the host rock and geological or technical objects findings behind the shotcrete layer. Beside the above mentioned advanteges we have to emphasize that JMX and SMX systems provide contact free acqusition and assessment of rock and terrain surfaces by metric high resolution 3D images in very short time period.

Gaich, A.; Deák, F.; Pötsch, M.

2012-12-01

163

Becoming a Woman: The Construction of Female Subjectivities and Its Relationship with School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we analyse the construction processes of female subjectivities by studying the self-descriptions that various young women give about their own image, their satisfactions and dissatisfactions and their project for life. A conclusion is drawn that the construction of these female identities cannot be separated from the discursive

Susinos, Teresa; Calvo, Adelina; Rojas, Susana

2009-01-01

164

Discursive and Communicative Functions of Non-Verbal Communication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper studies meaning as a construct of human interaction. Basic to this approach is the concept of the act of communication, which may be realized verbally or non-verbally. In order to integrate non-verbal behaviors into descriptions of discourse and interaction, a series of functional, not anatomic, categories is needed. For the kinesic…

Riley, Philip

165

Changes in soil hydraulic properties caused by construction of a simulated waste trench at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In order to assess the effect of filled waste disposal trenches on transport-governing soil properties, comparisons were made between profiles of undisturbed soil and disturbed soil in a simulated waste trench. The changes in soil properties induced by the construction of a simulated waste trench were measured near the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) in the semi-arid southeast region of Idaho. The soil samples were collected, using a hydraulically- driven sampler to minimize sample disruption, from both a simulated waste trench and an undisturbed area nearby. Results show that the undisturbed profile has distinct layers whose properties differ significantly, whereas the soil profile in the simulated waste trench is. by comparison, homogeneous. Porosity was increased in the disturbed cores, and, correspondingly, saturated hydraulic conductivities were on average three times higher. With higher soil-moisture contents (greater than 0.32), unsaturated hydraulic conductivities for the undisturbed cores were typically greater than those for the disturbed cores. With lower moisture contents, most of the disturbed cores had greater hydraulic conductivities. The observed differences in hydraulic conductivities are interpreted and discussed as changes in the soil pore geometry.

Shakofsky, S.M.

1995-01-01

166

National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants application for approval of construction SP-100 Ground Engineering System Test Site  

SciTech Connect

The following Application for Approval of Construction is being submitted by the US Department of Energy --- Richland Operations Office, for the SP-100 Ground Engineering System Test Site, which will provide a new source of radioactive emissions to the atmosphere. The US Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the US Department of Defense have entered into an agreement to jointly develop space nuclear reactor power system. A ground test of a reactor is necessary to demonstrate technology readiness of this major subsystem before proceeding with the flight system development and demonstration. It is proposed that the SP-100 test reactor be tested in the existing decommissioned Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor containment building (309 Building). The reactor will be operated for at least three months and up to 2 yr. Following the test, the 309 Building will be decontaminated for potential use in other programs. It is projected that this new source of emissions will contribute approximately 0.05 mrem/yr dose to the maximally exposed offsite individual. This application is being submitted in response to those projected emissions that would provide the described offsite dose. 8 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

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1990-04-01

167

Changes in soil hydraulic properties caused by construction of a simulated waste trench at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho  

SciTech Connect

In order to assess the effect of filled waste disposal trenches on transport-governing soil properties, comparisons were made between profiles of undisturbed soil and disturbed soil in a simulated waste trench. The changes in soil properties induced by the construction of a simulated waste trench were measured near the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) in the semiarid southeast region of Idaho. The soil samples were collected, using a hydraulically-driven sampler to minimize sample disruption, from both a simulated waste trench and an undisturbed area nearby. Results show that the undisturbed profile has distinct layers whose properties differ significantly, whereas the soil profile in the simulated waste trench is, by comparison, homogeneous. Porosity was increased in the disturbed cores, and, correspondingly, saturated hydraulic conductivities were on average three times higher. With higher soil-moisture contents (greater than 0.32), unsaturated hydraulic conductivities for the undisturbed cores were typically greater than those for the disturbed cores. With lower moisture contents, most of the disturbed cores had greater hydraulic conductivities. The observed differences in hydraulic conductivities are interpreted and discussed as changes in the soil pore geometry.

Shakofsky, S.

1995-03-01

168

Politics Perceptions as Moderator of the Political Skill-Job Performance Relationship: A Two-Study, Cross-National, Constructive Replication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We developed a two-study, cross-national, constructive replication to examine the role of organizational politics perceptions as a contextual moderator of the political skill-job performance relationship. Specifically, we hypothesized that high levels of political skill would demonstrate its strongest positive effects on job performance when…

Kapoutsis, Ilias; Papalexandris, Alexandros; Nikolopoulos, Andreas; Hochwarter, Wayne A.; Ferris, Gerald R.

2011-01-01

169

Making a difference: the construction of ethnicity in HIV and STI epidemiological research by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.  

PubMed

Biomedical and public health researchers and practitioners routinely record and comment on ethnicity: however, the use of this category is often vague and without explicit statement on what ethnicity is or how it correlates to health disparities. Presented here is an inquiry into the case of ethnicity in HIV/STI research in the Netherlands. This paper considers the construction and operationalization of the concept ethnicity in HIV/STI epidemiological research in the Netherlands. The concept ethnicity is followed as it is defined, measured, categorized, communicated and constructed in the annual national HIV/STI surveillance report of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and as this construction co-evolves in society through the Dutch media, politics and prevention practice. The epidemiological work of the RIVM on HIV/STI in The Netherlands has resulted in the materialization of a distinct ethnic construction, the high risk sexual ethnic other, presumed, not only to be at heightened risk for HIV, but also to spread HIV in the Netherlands through promiscuity and absent safe sex practices. This construct is shown to be perpetually self-validating as it informs methodological choices, such that, behavioural studies almost always establish ethnic behavioural differences. The construct and related ethnic rhetoric also allow for the extrapolation of "findings" within a specific ethnic group regarding a specific STI to all groups considered ethnic minorities and so a categorical ethnic minority problem group is constructed within Dutch society. This imagery is disseminated through newspaper articles and dialogue in the Dutch House of Representative and HIV/STI prevention practice, through which the construct is reaffirmed and ascribed scientific and social validity. Knowledge of ethnic minorities' high-risk status and their sexual practices that lead to this become common, and so the construct is further operationalized in government budget planning and subsequent research programmes. PMID:21601970

Proctor, Alana; Krumeich, Anja; Meershoek, Agnes

2011-06-01

170

Social change and discursive change: analyzing conversationalization of media discourse in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adopting Fairclough's multidimensional approach, this corpus-based study explores discursive changes in current Taiwanese society, with a particular focus on conversationalization in printed media. Data were collected from three major newspapers catering to different readerships during three time periods. The analyzed linguistic features include noun phrases, Chinese four-character set expressions, mixing of local dialect(s), and slang. My analysis shows that over

Sai-Hua Kuo

2007-01-01

171

Kurosawa Akira's One Wonderful Sunday: censorship, context and ‘counter-discursive’ film  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reading One Wonderful Sunday (Subarashiki Nichiy?bi, 1947) as counter-discursive film, this paper challenges humanist readings of the film to argue for a more critical commentary on the problematic postwar. The essay investigates the labels of ‘pro-democratic’ and ‘compliant’ director ascribed to Kurosawa Akira (1910–98), stemming from the reception of No Regrets for Our Youth (Waga seishun ni kuinashi, 1946). In

Rachael Hutchinson

2007-01-01

172

Reducing Discursive Complexity: The Case of Alcohol Policies in Europe (1850–2000)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the end of 19th century, alcohol policies have passed through three main phases: in all the western European countries, the interpretation\\u000a shifted from moral redemption and public order to medical concern and, more recently, risk prevention. This evolution of alcohol\\u000a discourse can be understood as a process of reduction of discursive complexity, i.e. articulation of some elements and exclusion

B. Lucas

173

"I'm Gonna Sound like a Drunk Here": Constructions of Volume of Consumption  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discursive psychology was used as a means of increasing our understanding of the way young people may talk about volume of consumption in relation to their drinking behaviour. Analysis of the audio recording and transcript of a pilot focus group discussion with four young people revealed that participants employed varying constructions of volume…

Mancini-Pena, Ester; Tyson, Graham A.

2007-01-01

174

Verbal abuse in school. Constructions of gender among 14? to 15?year?olds  

Microsoft Academic Search

Verbal abuse has been identified as a common element in the life of children in school. This paper explores how this discursive practice is used in the construction of masculinities and femininities among children aged 14–15 through observations and interviews in classes in two schools in Stockholm. Verbal abuse, often with sexual content, contributed to ‘toughness’, a central component of

Miriam A. Eliasson; Kerstin Isaksson; Lucie Laflamme

2007-01-01

175

Verbal Abuse in School. Constructions of Gender among 14- to 15-Year-Olds  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Verbal abuse has been identified as a common element in the life of children in school. This paper explores how this discursive practice is used in the construction of masculinities and femininities among children aged 14-15 through observations and interviews in classes in two schools in Stockholm. Verbal abuse, often with sexual content,…

Eliasson, Miriam A.; Isaksson, Kerstin; Laflamme, Lucie

2007-01-01

176

The 2008 Mumbai terror attacks: (re-)constructing Indian (counter-)terrorism  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deploys a discursive approach to the ‘scripting’ of the November 2008 Mumbai ‘terror attacks’ and their aftermath, including ensuing debates about counter-terrorism in India. It explores the perspectives of a range of actors who participated in very different ways in the social construction of the attacks, including media consumers and producers, key participants in public debates, and even

Åshild Kolås

2010-01-01

177

Young African American Children Constructing Identities in an Urban Integrated Science-Literacy Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a qualitative study of identities constructed and enacted by four 3rd-grade African American children (two girls and two boys) in an urban classroom that engaged in a year-long, integrated science-literacy project. Juxtaposing narrative and discursive identity lenses, coupled with race and gender perspectives, I examined the ways in which…

Kane, Justine M.

2009-01-01

178

"Our Common World" Belongs to "Us": Constructions of Otherness in Education for Sustainable Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this article is to analyse how good intentions in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) discursively construct and maintain differences between "Us" and "Them". The empirical material consists of textbooks about sustainable development used in Swedish schools. An analysis of how "Us" and…

Ideland, Malin; Malmberg, Claes

2014-01-01

179

"Cooking Lunch, That's Swiss": Constructing Hybrid Identities Based on Socio-Cultural Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study looks at the discursive construction and negotiation of hybrid identities within binational couples. I analyze conversations produced by Anglophones married to German-speaking Swiss residing in central Switzerland. I employ Bucholtz & Hall's sociocultural linguistic model (2004, 2005, 2010), which views identity as emergent in…

Gonçalves, Kellie

2013-01-01

180

Construction of history : Mohammad-Reza Shah revivalism, nationalism, and monumental architecture of Tehran, 1951-1979  

E-print Network

This Master's thesis focuses on modem Iranian national/revival architecture under the Pahlavi royal dynasty, in particular the reigning period of Mohammad-Reza Shah. I analyze and interpret three specific monuments: the ...

Der-Grigorian, Talin, 1972-

1998-01-01

181

Contextualising "Education in Pakistan, a White Paper": Global/National Articulations in Education Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article contextualises "Education in Pakistan, a White Paper" (2007), an influential education policy paper in Pakistan. The focus is on the ways the White Paper constructs its own contexts as a complement to the policy solutions proffered. Here we recognise Seddon's point about the discursive work of policy in constructing context. We focus…

Lingard, Bob; Ali, Sajid

2009-01-01

182

"But at school … I became a bit shy": Korean immigrant adolescents' discursive participation in science classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In reform-based science curricula, students' discursive participation is highly encouraged as a means of science learning as well as a goal of science education. However, Asian immigrant students are perceived to be quiet and passive in classroom discursive situations, and this reticence implies that they may face challenges in discourse-rich science classroom learning environments. Given this potentially conflicting situation, the present study aims to understand how and why Asian immigrant students participate in science classroom discourse. Findings from interviews with seven Korean immigrant adolescents illustrate that they are indeed hesitant to speak up in classrooms. Drawing upon cultural historical perspectives on identity and agency, this study shows how immigrant experiences shaped the participants' othered identity and influenced their science classroom participation, as well as how they negotiated their identities and situations to participate in science classroom and peer communities. I will discuss implications of this study for science education research and science teacher education to support classroom participation of immigrant students.

Ryu, Minjung

2013-09-01

183

78 FR 58270 - Cleveland National Forest, California, SDG&E Master Special Use Permit and Permit To Construct...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Construct Power Line Replacement Projects EIR/EIS AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION...and Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS), for the San Diego Gas & Electric Company...result, an environmental impact statement (EIS) was required. SDG&E has expanded...

2013-09-23

184

Learning the Nation in Exile: Constructing Youth Identities, Belonging and "Citizenship" in Palestinian Refugee Camps in South Lebanon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the ways in which "Palestine" and "Palestinianess" are culturally, socially and symbolically produced and regulated through formal and non-formal institutional sites in Palestinian camps in south Lebanon. It argues that although institutional power, processes and outcomes help to construct shared notions of "Palestinianess",…

Fincham, Kathleen

2012-01-01

185

Learning the nation in exile: constructing youth identities, belonging and ‘citizenship’ in Palestinian refugee camps in south Lebanon  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the ways in which ‘Palestine’ and ‘Palestinianess’ are culturally, socially and symbolically produced and regulated through formal and non-formal institutional sites in Palestinian camps in south Lebanon. It argues that although institutional power, processes and outcomes help to construct shared notions of ‘Palestinianess’, they also produce contestations and internal ‘others’. Moreover, since Palestinian youth identities are produced

Kathleen Fincham

2012-01-01

186

Norwegian Religious Education Workbooks after World War II: Exploring Teachers' Workbook Constructions by Interpreting Traces of Textbooks and National Curricula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty religious education (RE) workbooks covering half a century were examined in a search for RE teachers' typical patterns of workbook construction. Three chronological main types were distinguished: "the biblical workbook," "the workbook of Christian cultural nurture," and "the RE workbook of diversity." Of greater interest, however, were the…

Haakedal, Elisabet

2010-01-01

187

Re-Visiting Hiroshima: The Role of US and Japanese History Textbooks in the Construction of National Memory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper originates from the perspective that school textbooks are crucial organs in the process of constructing legitimated ideologies and beliefs and are a reflection of the values considered important by powerful groups in society. This claim is explored through investigating the manner in which a selection of history textbooks in use in US…

Crawford, Keith

2003-01-01

188

Effects of seepage from fly-ash settling ponds and construction dewatering on ground-water levels in the Cowles unit, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore shares a common boundary with the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). This area is underlain by unconsolidated deposits approximately 180 feet thick. NIPSCO accumulates fly ash from the burning of coal in electric-power generating units in settling ponds. Seepage from the ponds has raised ground-water levels above natural levels approximately 15 feet under the ponds and more than 10 feet within the Lakeshore. NIPSCO is presently (1977) constructing a nuclear powerplant, and construction activities include pumping ground water to dewater the construction site. The company has installed a slurry wall around the site to prevent lowering of ground-water levels within the Lakeshore. Plans call for continuous pumping through at least December 1979. A multilayered digital flow model was constructed to simulate the ground-water system. The model was used to demonstrate the effects of seepage from the fly-ash ponds on ground-water levels. Also, the model indicated a decline of 3 feet or less in the upper sand unit and 5 feet or less in the lower sand unit within the Lakeshore. (Woodard-USGS).

Meyer, William R.; Tucci, Patrick

1979-01-01

189

Free Jazz and black nationalism: A rhetoric of musical style  

Microsoft Academic Search

A central element in black nationalist rhetoric was its development of the identity and self?image of the black American community. It sought to define this community by stressing its unity with Third World peoples, creating a world majority out of a national minority. Paralleling this discursive strategy, the Free Jazz Movement exhorted its listeners to have a greater awareness of,

Robert Francesconi

1986-01-01

190

Social problem construction and national context: news reporting on "overweight" and "obesity" in the United States and France.  

PubMed

Drawing on analyses of American and French news reports on "overweight" and "obesity," this article examines how national context—including position in a global field of nation states, as well as different national politics and culture—shapes the framing of social problems. As has been shown in previous research, news reports from France—the economically dominated but culturally dominant nation of the two—discuss the United States more often than vice versa, typically in a negative way. Our contribution is to highlight the flexibility of anti-American rhetoric, which provides powerful ammunition for a variety of social problem frames. Specifically, depending on elite interests, French news reports may invoke anti-American rhetoric to reject a given phenomenon as a veritable public problem, or they may use such rhetoric to drum up concern over an issue. We further show how diverse cultural factors shape news reporting. Despite earlier work showing that a group-based discrimination frame is more common in the United States than in France, we find that the U.S. news sample is no more likely to discuss weight-based discrimination than the French news sample. We attribute this to specific barriers to this particular framing, namely the widespread view that body size is a behavior, akin to smoking, rather than an ascribed characteristic, like race. This discussion points, more generally, to some of the mechanisms limiting the diffusion of frames across social problems. PMID:20976972

Saguy, Abigail C; Gruys, Kjerstin; Gong, Shanna

2010-01-01

191

Exploring the Construction of Social Class in Educational Discourse: The Rational Order of the Nation State versus Global Uncertainties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article aims to create intellectual space in which issues of social inequality and education can be analyzed and discussed in relation to the multifaceted and multi-levelled complexities of the modern world. It is divided into three sections. Section One locates the concept of social class in the context of the modern nation state during the…

Rassool, Naz

2004-01-01

192

Explanation-Construction in Fourth-Grade Classrooms in Germany and the USA: A Cross-National Comparative Video Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help explain the differences in students' performance on internationally administered science assessments, cross-national, video-based observational studies have been advocated, but none have yet been conducted at the elementary level for science. The USA and Germany are two countries with large formal education systems whose students…

Forbes, Cory; Lange, Kim; Möller, Kornelia; Biggers, Mandy; Laux, Mira; Zangori, Laura

2014-01-01

193

Constructing a "New Kenya": National Unity and Reconciliation in the Wake of Kenya's 2007/2008 Post-Election Violence  

E-print Network

, Bruce Berman, Dickson Eyoh, and Will Kymlicka explain of African countries generally: However constructed, transformed, and instrumentalized politically, ethnicity is always or nearly always metaphoric kinship. For the vast majority of contemporary..., “Moral and Political Argument in Kenya,” in Ethnicity & Democracy in Africa, eds. Bruce Berman, Dickson Eyoah, and Will Kymlicka (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2004), 76-77. 32 Jeffrey Steeves, “Beyond Democratic Consolidation in Kenya: Ethnicity...

Harroff, Lindsay

2014-08-31

194

Influence of Hostile Media Perception on Willingness to Engage in Discursive Activities: An Examination of Mediating Role of Media Indignation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the mediating role of media indignation, a set of negative emotional reactions to media coverage perceived to have partisan bias, between hostile media perception (HMP) and its consequences in behavioral willingness, more specifically, willingness to engage in discursive activities. It is examined together with a cognitive pathway through individuals' inference on opinion climate. Data from a web-based

Hyunseo Hwang; Zhongdang Pan; Ye Sun

2008-01-01

195

Tracing Discursive Resources: How Students Use Prior Genre Knowledge to Negotiate New Writing Contexts in First-Year Composition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While longitudinal research within the field of writing studies has contributed to our understanding of postsecondary students' writing development, there has been less attention given to the discursive resources students bring with them into writing classrooms and how they make use of these resources in first-year composition courses. This…

Reiff, Mary Jo; Bawarshi, Anis

2011-01-01

196

Unearthing the Discursive Shift in the "fCUBE" Policy Implementation in Ghana: Using Critical Discourse Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyses selected texts from documents on the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (fCUBE) policy implementation in Ghana to unearth the discursive shift in policy (i.e. from predominantly socialist/social democratic towards neo-liberal ideological policy direction) in recent time. The methodological approach involves the…

Nudzor, Hope Pius

2013-01-01

197

The Discursive Constitution of the UK Alcohol Problem in "Safe, Sensible, Social": A Discussion of Policy Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we critically reflect on the constitution of the UK's alcohol problem in the government's "Safe, Social, Sensible" policy document, referring to findings from a 3-year ESRC funded study on young people, alcohol and identity. We suggest that discursive themes running throughout "Safe, Sensible, Social" include "shared…

Hackley, Chris; Bengry-Howell, Andrew; Griffin, Christine; Mistral, Willm; Szmigin, Isabelle

2008-01-01

198

Cognitive distortions as social practices: an examination of cognitive distortions in sex offender treatment from a discursive psychology perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a critique of the concept of cognitive distortion as it has been developed within the domain of sex-offender treatment programme theory and practice. Drawing upon a discursive psychology perspective, it is argued that cognitive distortions should not be considered as mental entities but as social practices. This argument is illustrated by closely examining how offenders’ accounts of

Timothy Auburn

2010-01-01

199

A Meta-Discursive Analysis of Online Comments of Chinese Netizens on Huang Xiaoming's Appropriation of English  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the ideologies of English in China through a meta-discursive analysis of Chinese netizens' comments on the performance of English by Huang Xiaoming, a famous Chinese actor. By applying Park and Wee's framework for analysing ideological evaluations of appropriation (i.e. ideologies of allegiance, competence, and…

Yan, Xi

2014-01-01

200

Learning as acquiring a discursive identity through participation in a community: improving student learning in engineering education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose that learning in engineering involves taking on the discourse of an engineering community, which is intimately bound up with the identity of being a member of that community. This leads to the notion of discursive identity, which emphasises that students’ identities are constituted through engaging in discourse. This view of learning implies that success in

Saalih Allie; Mogamat Noor Armien; Nicolette Burgoyne; Jennifer M. Case; Brandon I. Collier-Reed; Tracy S. Craig; Andrew Deacon; Duncan M. Fraser; Zulpha Geyer; Cecilia Jacobs; Jeff Jawitz; Bruce Kloot; Linda Kotta; Genevieve Langdon; Kate le Roux; Delia Marshall; Disaapele Mogashana; Corrinne Shaw; Gillian Sheridan; Nicolette Wolmarans

2009-01-01

201

Achieving Ethnic Minority Students’ Inclusion: A Flemish School’s Discursive Practices Countering the Quasi-Market Pressure to Exclude  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to identify how ethnically diverse schools can discursively maintain a good reputation. Reputation allows attracting the mixed student population necessary to achieve inclusion or closing the gap between the attainment of ethnic majority and minority students. In semi-market educational systems where students are free…

Zanoni, Patrizia; Mampaey, Jelle

2013-01-01

202

Talk in Blended-Space Speech Communities: An Exploration of Discursive Practices of a Professional Development Group  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is an exploration of alternative teacher professional development. While using symbolic interactionism for a research lens, it characterizes the discursive practices commonly found in formal, informal, and blended-space speech communities based on the talk within a leadership-development program comprised of five female, church-based…

Garvin, Tabitha Ann

2011-01-01

203

The Impact of Physical and Discursive Anonymity on Group Members' Multiple Identifications during Computer-Supported Decision Making.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the relationship between identity and anonymity in use of computer-based group decision support systems (GDSS). Finds that identification with all targets was lower in GDSS meetings than it was in general; and that discursively anonymous participants had less identification with their group and used fewer expressions of multiple…

Scott, Craig R.

1999-01-01

204

From Protector to Producer: The Role of the State in the Discursive Shift from Minority Rights to Economic Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the challenges that neoliberalism and the globalized new economy present to the politics of linguistic minority movements by ethnographically examining language policy as a discursive process, rooted in political economy. Following the post-WWII period, as most Western States restructured from welfarism to neoliberalism, there…

da Silva, Emanuel; Heller, Monica

2009-01-01

205

School Knowledge, Cross-Curricularity and Teamwork Teaching in the Greek Primary School: Mathematics Education as Discursive Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through analysis of exercises offered in mathematics textbooks, this article investigates the discursive practice of cross-curricularity and group work teaching that was advocated in the 2007 reform of mathematics education in Greek primary schools. The conclusion of the research is that the organisation of school knowledge is vertical, and strong…

Nikolakaki, Maria; Dossa, Katerina; Moraiti, Tzeni

2012-01-01

206

2014 GRADUATE STUDIES CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING  

E-print Network

and Management funded by the National Science Foundation, Construction Industry Institute, Georgia Department2014 GRADUATE STUDIES CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH AREAS SELECTED COURSES FACILITIES The Construction Engineering program at the Georgia Institute of Technology focuses on methods of building civil

Wang, Yuhang

207

Discursive Deployments: Mobilizing Support for Municipal and Community Wireless Networks in the U.S.  

SciTech Connect

This paper examines Municipal Wireless (MW) deployments in the United States. In particular, the interest is in understanding how discourse has worked to mobilize widespread support for MW networks. We explore how local governments discursively deploy the language of social movements to create a shared understanding of the networking needs of communities. Through the process of"framing" local governments assign meaning to the MW networks in ways intended to mobilize support anddemobilize opposition. The mobilizing potential of a frame varies and is dependent on its centrality and cultural resonance. We examine the framing efforts of MW networks by using a sample of Request for Proposals for community wireless networks, semi-structured interviews and local media sources. Prominent values that are central to a majority of the projects and others that are culturally specific are identified and analyzed for their mobilizing potency.

Alvarez, Rosio; Rodriguez, Juana Maria

2008-08-16

208

Balancing the good, the bad and the better: a discursive perspective on probiotics and healthy eating.  

PubMed

Functional foods promoted as novel food products providing health benefits beyond basic nutrition are gradually becoming part of the European food basket. Typically, research on functional food has focused on public attitudes, the acceptability of different product types, and public trust in novel food. In this article, discursive analysis of focus group discussions held in Britain with 34 users and non-users of probiotics points to the argumentative orientation of explanations for consumption of this particular type of functional food. Using the concepts of 'interpretative repertoire' and 'subject position', I explore the role of moral considerations in people's accounts of purchasing probiotics in the current context of increased health awareness and health anxiety. The analysis demonstrates how the lay accounts of eating and purchasing probiotics are entangled with notions of indulgence, individualism, as well as social norms and responsibility. PMID:20974693

Koteyko, Nelya

2010-11-01

209

45 CFR 1151.23 - New construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE...New construction. (a) Design, construction, and alteration...as of January 18, 1991, design, construction,...

2012-10-01

210

45 CFR 1151.23 - New construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE...New construction. (a) Design, construction, and alteration...as of January 18, 1991, design, construction,...

2014-10-01

211

45 CFR 1170.33 - New construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Continued) NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT...1170.33 New construction. (a) Design, construction, and alteration...1) Effective as of January 18, 1991, design, construction, or alteration...

2011-10-01

212

45 CFR 1170.33 - New construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Continued) NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT...1170.33 New construction. (a) Design, construction, and alteration...1) Effective as of January 18, 1991, design, construction, or alteration...

2010-10-01

213

45 CFR 1170.33 - New construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Continued) NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT...1170.33 New construction. (a) Design, construction, and alteration...1) Effective as of January 18, 1991, design, construction, or alteration...

2014-10-01

214

45 CFR 1170.33 - New construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Continued) NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT...1170.33 New construction. (a) Design, construction, and alteration...1) Effective as of January 18, 1991, design, construction, or alteration...

2013-10-01

215

45 CFR 1170.33 - New construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Continued) NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT...1170.33 New construction. (a) Design, construction, and alteration...1) Effective as of January 18, 1991, design, construction, or alteration...

2012-10-01

216

45 CFR 1151.23 - New construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE...New construction. (a) Design, construction, and alteration...as of January 18, 1991, design, construction,...

2013-10-01

217

Leaf nest use and construction in the golden-brown mouse lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis) in the Ankarafantsika National Park.  

PubMed

The use of leaf nests has been documented in several mouse lemur species over the last few decades, including the golden-brown mouse lemur. Nest construction, however, has only rarely been observed and detailed descriptions of this process are lacking so far. We aim to determine the relative importance of leaf nests as shelters for the golden-brown mouse lemur, and to test predictions concerning the role of thermoregulation, safety (i.e., protection of infants), and of interspecific competition with the sympatric gray mouse lemurs in regulating nest use. Finally, we intend to clarify whether and how Microcebus ravelobensis constructs the nests, and we provide physical descriptions of seven leaf nests. Nocturnal focal observations were carried out from May 2007 to January 2008 on 18 females, and sleeping sites were regularly monitored during a six-month period. Data were collected from two study sites, one with exclusive presence of M. ravelobensis, and one with co-existence of the two mouse lemur species. Sixty-five out of 379 identified daily sleeping sites were leaf nests. These represented a total of 35 different leaf nests, used by 15 out of 18 females. The relative leaf nest use differed between sites during five out of six months, but without a consistent pattern. Interspecific competition can therefore not explain leaf nest use. Leaf nest use differed seasonally and may be partly explained by thermoregulatory advantages in the site with lower minimum temperatures. Nest use was furthermore higher than expected in both sites during the rearing season that indicates the role of nests in infant protection. For the first time, we could confirm that golden-brown mouse lemurs build leaf nests themselves. Nest building lasted between 46 and 68 min, which shows that this task is time consuming and therefore probably costly. PMID:19787662

Thorén, Sandra; Quietzsch, Franziska; Radespiel, Ute

2010-01-01

218

Environmental Assessment for Leasing Land for the Siting, Construction and Operation of a Commercial AM Radio Antenna at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM  

SciTech Connect

The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to lease approximately 3 acres of land at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) on the southeast tip of Technical Area (TA) 54 for the siting, construction and operation of an AM radio broadcasting antenna. This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been developed in order to assess the environmental effects of the Proposed Action and No Action alternative. The Proposed Action includes the lease of land for the siting, construction and operation of an AM radio broadcasting antenna in TA-54, just north of Pajarito Road and State Highway 4. The No Action Alternative was also considered. Under the No Action Alternative, DOE would not lease land on LANL property for the siting and operation of an AM radio broadcasting antenna; the DOE would not have a local station for emergency response use; and the land would continue to be covered in native vegetation and serve as a health and safety buffer zone for TA-54 waste management activities. Other potential sites on LANL property were evaluated but dismissed for reasons such as interference with sensitive laboratory experiments. Potential visual, health, and environmental effects are anticipated to be minimal for the Proposed Action. The radio broadcasting antenna would be visible against the skyline from some public areas, but would be consistent with other man-made objects in the vicinity that partially obstruct viewsheds (e.g. meteorological tower, power lines). Therefore, the net result would be a modest change of the existing view. Electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from the antenna would be orders or magnitude less than permissible limits. The proposed antenna construction would not affect known cultural sites, but is located in close proximity to two archaeological sites. Construction would be monitored to ensure that the associated road and utility corridor would avoid cultural sites.

N /A

2000-02-16

219

Construction Diagrams, Geophysical Logs, and Lithologic Descriptions for Boreholes USGS 126a, 126b, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report summarizes construction, geophysical, and lithologic data collected from ten U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) boreholes completed between 1999 nd 2006 at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL): USGS 126a, 126b, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134. Nine boreholes were continuously cored; USGS 126b had 5 ft of core. Completion depths range from 472 to 1,238 ft. Geophysical data were collected for each borehole, and those data are summarized in this report. Cores were photographed and digitally logged using commercially available software. Digital core logs are in appendixes A through J. Borehole descriptions summarize location, completion date, and amount and type of core recovered. This report was prepared by the USGS in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Twining, Brian V.; Hodges, Mary K.V.; Orr, Stephanie

2008-01-01

220

Creating Catch 22: Zooming in and Zooming out on the Discursive Constructions of Teachers in a News Article  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The media regularly present negative news articles about teachers and teaching. This paper focuses particularly on one such news article. Using reflective analytic practices, first we zoom in to conduct a detailed analysis of the text. We find that complex and contradictory moral categories of teachers are assembled within and through the text. We…

Keogh, Jayne; Garrick, Barbara

2011-01-01

221

Becoming a Character for Commerce: Emotion Labor, Self-Subordination, and Discursive Construction of Identity in a Total Institution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the ways in which emotion labor and burnout are interwoven with issues of societal and organizational norms, power, identity, resistance, and self-control in the context of the job of cruise ship activities director. Discusses theoretical and practical implications. (NH)

Tracy, Sarah J.

2000-01-01

222

Interpreting the Discursive Field of the Montgomery Bus Boycott: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holt Street Address  

Microsoft Academic Search

Widely recognized for its historical significance, the Montgomery bus boycott is understudied as a rhetorical phenomenon. This essay analyzes the protest’s first oration, King’s Holt Street Address, arguing that the text interacts with a rich discursive field, interprets that field to unify the black community and constrain its modes of protest, and anticipates a metaphysical foundation in King’s philosophy of

Kirt H. Wilson

2005-01-01

223

From authoritative discourse to internally persuasive discourse: discursive evolution in teaching and learning the language of science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Learning science interpreted in existing theoretical frameworks often means that students are assimilated, accommodated or enculturated from the entity of the vernacular world to the entity of the scientific world. However, there are some unsolved questions as to how students can best learn purely a new language or new knowledge of science. The purpose of this study is to conduct microanalysis of moment-to-moment interactions in order to understand how science language is taught and learned in details. Informed by Bakhtin's dialogism, the analysis indicates that learning science is a process of appropriating authoritative discourse into internally persuasive discourse. Based on our analysis and findings, we propose the framework of discursive evolution to describe the process of teaching and learning the language of science. Four different stages of discursive evolution are identified to demonstrate the discursive changes during the course of science teaching and learning discourse: (a) using deictic references to connect scientific terminologies, (b) understanding science terminologies through its derivatives, (c) communicating science practices conventionally through science terminologies, and (d) communicating science practices innovatively through mutated science terminologies. The findings suggest that science teaching and learning comprise a heterogeneous process which draws on both science and non-science language and is a constantly evolving process. Understanding teaching and learning as a heterogeneous and constantly evolving process allows us to reunite the roles of teachers and students as mutually responsible collaborators rather than science knowledge givers and consumers.

Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael

2014-09-01

224

Genocide or a Failure to Gel? Racism, History and Nationalism in Australian Talk  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a context of wide media attention to public debates about the social, political and epistemic entitlements of different groups within Australian society, an understanding of the rhetorical resources and the discursive work doen by differing constructions of `race', has become an important local issue. This article examines data from discussions between two groups of (non-indigenous) university students on a

MARTHA AUGOUSTINOS; KEITH TUFFIN; MARK RAPLEY

1999-01-01

225

He Votes or She Votes? Female and Male Discursive Strategies in Twitter Political Hashtags  

PubMed Central

In this paper, we conduct a study about differences between female and male discursive strategies when posting in the microblogging service Twitter, with a particular focus on the hashtag designation process during political debate. The fact that men and women use language in distinct ways, reverberating practices linked to their expected roles in the social groups, is a linguistic phenomenon known to happen in several cultures and that can now be studied on the Web and on online social networks in a large scale enabled by computing power. Here, for instance, after analyzing tweets with political content posted during Brazilian presidential campaign,we found out that male Twitter users, when expressing their attitude toward a given candidate, are more prone to use imperative verbal forms in hashtags, while female users tend to employ declarative forms. This difference can be interpreted as a sign of distinct approaches in relation to other network members: for example, if political hashtags are seen as strategies of persuasion in Twitter, imperative tags could be understood as more overt ways of persuading and declarative tags as more indirect ones. Our findings help to understand human gendered behavior in social networks and contribute to research on the new fields of computer-enabled Internet linguistics and social computing, besides being useful for several computational tasks such as developing tag recommendation systems based on users' collective preferences and tailoring targeted advertising strategies, among others. PMID:24489832

Cunha, Evandro; Magno, Gabriel; Gonçalves, Marcos André; Cambraia, César; Almeida, Virgilio

2014-01-01

226

He votes or she votes? Female and male discursive strategies in Twitter political hashtags.  

PubMed

In this paper, we conduct a study about differences between female and male discursive strategies when posting in the microblogging service Twitter, with a particular focus on the hashtag designation process during political debate. The fact that men and women use language in distinct ways, reverberating practices linked to their expected roles in the social groups, is a linguistic phenomenon known to happen in several cultures and that can now be studied on the Web and on online social networks in a large scale enabled by computing power. Here, for instance, after analyzing tweets with political content posted during Brazilian presidential campaign,we found out that male Twitter users, when expressing their attitude toward a given candidate, are more prone to use imperative verbal forms in hashtags, while female users tend to employ declarative forms. This difference can be interpreted as a sign of distinct approaches in relation to other network members: for example, if political hashtags are seen as strategies of persuasion in Twitter, imperative tags could be understood as more overt ways of persuading and declarative tags as more indirect ones. Our findings help to understand human gendered behavior in social networks and contribute to research on the new fields of computer-enabled Internet linguistics and social computing, besides being useful for several computational tasks such as developing tag recommendation systems based on users' collective preferences and tailoring targeted advertising strategies, among others. PMID:24489832

Cunha, Evandro; Magno, Gabriel; Gonçalves, Marcos André; Cambraia, César; Almeida, Virgilio

2014-01-01

227

Wringing Life from the Dead: Rhetoric of the Nation in the Eulogies for Miguel de Cervantes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of three eulogies (1876-1916) given for Miguel de Cervantes to commemorate the day of his death demonstrates the ways in which the discursive qualities of the eulogy--mourning, celebration, and resurrection--align with regenerative discourses regarding the Nation at particular moments in Spanish history. The eulogized depictions of…

Kelly, Megan L.

2011-01-01

228

Digital Dissonances: Structuring Absences in National Discourses on Equity and Educational Technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study traces discursive formations surrounding educational technology, equity, and inclusion that have emerged or have been amplified through national policies and initiatives in the U.S., including the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) research grant program, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Ed Tech state funding program, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the 2005

Rick Voithofer; Alan Foley

2007-01-01

229

Ways to be Hui : an ethno-historic account of contentious identity construction among the Hui Islamic minority nationality of China  

E-print Network

of this policy calls for minority nationalities to evolvepolicies towards religion and ethnic nationalities. In thepolicies, autonomy that was merely a sham, and the division of Muslims into different nationalities.

Stewart, Alexander Blair

2009-01-01

230

British National Party representations of Muslims in the month after the London bombings: homogeneity, threat, and the conspiracy tradition.  

PubMed

This study presents an analysis of articles written by prominent members of the British National Party. Each of these articles discussed Muslims and Islam in the aftermath of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. Two prominent discursive themes are discussed here. The first concerned the writers' constructions of the threat that Muslims and Islam pose to Britain. Central to this theme were constructions of Muslims as 'fascists', anti-white racists, and all potentially dangerous, although there was variability in this. Using the Koran as evidence, the articles present a vision of a faith which intends to take over the country; in this way, a homogenous, culturally essentialist version of Muslims is worked up. The second theme illustrates how the writers challenge those who believe that creating a British multicultural society is possible, and in doing so construct liberals and multiculturalists as also posing a threat to the country. The ways in which this represents a variety of conspiracy theory, and the implications of these constructions for social action, are discussed. PMID:18070375

Wood, C; Finlay, W M L

2008-12-01

231

Using constructed analogs to improve the skill of National Multi-Model Ensemble March–April–May precipitation forecasts in equatorial East Africa  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study we implement and evaluate a simple ‘hybrid’ forecast approach that uses constructed analogs (CA) to improve the National Multi-Model Ensemble’s (NMME) March–April–May (MAM) precipitation forecasts over equatorial eastern Africa (hereafter referred to as EA, 2°S to 8°N and 36°E to 46°E). Due to recent declines in MAM rainfall, increases in population, land degradation, and limited technological advances, this region has become a recent epicenter of food insecurity. Timely and skillful precipitation forecasts for EA could help decision makers better manage their limited resources, mitigate socio-economic losses, and potentially save human lives. The ‘hybrid approach’ described in this study uses the CA method to translate dynamical precipitation and sea surface temperature (SST) forecasts over the Indian and Pacific Oceans (specifically 30°S to 30°N and 30°E to 270°E) into terrestrial MAM precipitation forecasts over the EA region. In doing so, this approach benefits from the post-1999 teleconnection that exists between precipitation and SSTs over the Indian and tropical Pacific Oceans (Indo-Pacific) and EA MAM rainfall. The coupled atmosphere-ocean dynamical forecasts used in this study were drawn from the NMME. We demonstrate that while the MAM precipitation forecasts (initialized in February) skill of the NMME models over the EA region itself is negligible, the ranked probability skill score of hybrid CA forecasts based on Indo-Pacific NMME precipitation and SST forecasts reach up to 0.45.

Shukla, Shraddhanand; Funk, Christopher; Hoell, Andrew

2014-09-01

232

The potential use of storm water and effluent from a constructed wetland for re-vegetating a degraded pyrite trail in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the operation of the Kilembe Mines (copper mining) a cobaltiferous stockpile was constructed, which began to erode after the closure of the mines in the early 1970s. The erosion of the pyrite stockpile resulted in a large acid trail all the way to Lake George (a Ramsar site). The acid trail contaminated a large area of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) resulting in the death of most of the shallow-rooted vegetation. Processes and conditions created by storm water and effluent from a constructed wetland were assessed for vegetation regeneration in the degraded QENP pyrite trail. Cynodon dactylon, Imperata cylindrica and Hyparrhenia filipendula dominated the regeneration zone (RZ) where storm water and effluent from a constructed wetland was flowing; and the adjacent unpolluted area (UP) with importance value indices of 186.4 and 83.3 respectively. Typha latifolia and C. dactylon formed two distinct vegetation sub-zones within the RZ with the former inhabiting areas with a higher water table. Soil pH was significantly higher in the RZ, followed by UP and bare pyrite trail (BPT) at both 0-15 cm and 16-30 cm depths. Soil electrical conductivity was not significantly different in the RZ and BPT but significantly higher than that in UP for both depths. For 0-15 cm depth, RZ had significantly higher concentrations of copper than BPT and UP which had similar concentrations. Still at this depth (0-15 cm), the unpolluted area had significantly higher concentrations of total phosphorus and total nitrogen than the regeneration zone and the bare pyrite trail which had similar concentrations. The RZ dominated by Typha had significantly higher concentrations of TP and TN compared to the RZ dominated by Cynodon. The concentrations of NH 4-N were significantly lower in Typha regeneration zone than in CRZ at 0-15 cm depth but similar at 16-30 cm depth. At 16-30 cm depth, concentrations of copper were significantly higher in the regeneration zone followed by the bare pyrite trail and the unpolluted zone. The concentration of lead in the regeneration zone and bare pyrite trail were similar but significantly higher in the unpolluted zone. Concentrations of TP and TN were significantly higher in unpolluted zone, followed by regeneration zone and bare pyrite trail. Storm water and effluent from a constructed wetland enhanced the revegetation process by modifying soil pH, making plant growth nutrients available and by providing a steady supply of moisture necessary for plant growth. T. latifolia and C. dactylon which seem to have tolerance of high concentrations of metals were the dominant species in the regeneration zone. If storm water and effluent supply continues, the aforementioned vegetation will colonize the pyrite trail and will eventually protect QENP and Lake George from metal contamination.

Osaliya, R.; Kansiime, F.; Oryem-Origa, H.; Kateyo, E.

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Sensitizing events as trigger for discursive renewal and institutional change in Flanders’ environmental health approach, 1970s-1990s  

PubMed Central

Background Sensitizing events may trigger and stimulate discursive renewal. From a discursive institutional perspective, changing discourses are the driving force behind the institutional dynamics of policy domains. Theoretically informed by discursive institutionalism, this article assesses the impact of a series of four sensitizing events that triggered serious environmental health concerns in Flanders between the 1970s till the 1990s, and led onto the gradual institutionalization of a Flemish environmental health arrangement. Methods The Policy Arrangement Approach is used as the analytical framework to structure the empirical results of the historical analysis based on document analysis and in-depth interviews. Results Until the 1990s, environmental health was characterized as an ad hoc policy field in Flanders, where agenda setting was based on sensitizing events – also referred to as incident-driven. Each of these events contributed to a gradual rethinking of the epistemological discourses about environmental health risks and uncertainties. These new discourses were the driving forces behind institutional dynamics as they gradually resulted in an increased need for: 1) long-term, policy-oriented, interdisciplinary environmental health research; 2) policy coordination and integration between the environmental and public health policy fields; and 3) new forms of science-policy interactions based on mutual learning. These changes are desirable in order to detect environmental health problems as fast as possible, to react immediately and communicate appropriately. Conclusions The series of four events that triggered serious environmental health concerns in Flanders provided the opportunity to rethink and re-organize the current affairs concerning environmental health and gradually resulted into the institutionalization of a Flemish environmental health arrangement. PMID:23758822

2013-01-01

234

Religion and American Adolescent Delinquency, Risk Behaviors and Constructive Social Activities. A Research Report of the National Study of Youth and Religion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used data from the Monitoring the Future Survey of high school seniors to examine the impact of religion on U.S. adolescents' participation in constructive youth activities. Overall, religion positively related to participation in constructive activities. Students who participated in religious activities tended to be less likely to…

Smith, Christian; Faris, Robert

235

Reassessment of the effects of construction dewatering on ground-water levels in the Cowles Unit, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana : Supplement to Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations 78-138  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A revised dewatering plan for the construction of a nuclear power plant at the Northern Indiana Public Service Company 's (NIPSCO) Bailly Generating Station and evidence that suggests that a change in the characteristics of the confining unit 2 in and near Cowles Bog National Landmark may exist have resulted in a reassessment of the effects of construction dewatering on ground-water levels in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Model results indicate that the revision in the dewatering plan produces water-level declines that do not differ significantly from those described previously. However, when the change in the confining unit beneath Cowles Bog is considered, simulations of the simultaneous decline of a seepage mound after sealing of the fly-ash-ponds and the second phase of construction dewatering indicate that the simulated water-level declines in the aquifer unit 1 at Cowles Bog may be below the water levels tolerated by the National Park Service after 18 months. The water levels may even decline below the tolerable levels in spite of NIPSCO 's proposed plan of artificially recharging the aquifer unit 1 near the excavation site at 400 gal/min. The magnitude of the simulated water-level declines in unit 1 within the Lakeshore, caused by pumping from the excavation, depends on the relation in time between the second phase of dewatering and the decline of the seepage mound after sealing of the fly-ash-ponds, but not on the duration of dewatering beyond 18 months. (USGS)

Gillies, Daniel C.; Lapham, Wayne W.

1980-01-01

236

An Analysis of Written Discourse of North Korean Second Language Speakers of English: Its Linguistic Features and Their Discursive Functions with Pragmatic Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examined linguistic and pragmatic characteristics of written discourse of North Korean second language speakers of English comparing it with that of North American native speakers of English by analyzing linguistic features used in the two sets of texts and their discursive functions based on Biber's (1995) and Hinkel's…

Kim, Seung Hwa

2011-01-01

237

The Use of Video Technology to Enhance Researcher Capacity to Meet Scientific and Moral Criteria for Evaluation of Discursive Psychological Studies in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to justify and reflect upon the way in which video technologies were employed in data generation for a study of student agency in a science classroom using discursive psychology. The research was designed with the purpose of providing new understanding of how students develop a sense of themselves as responsible agents…

Arnold, Jenny; Clarke, David

2012-01-01

238

Elements Verbaux et Non-verbaux dans l'Analyse Discursive du Seminaire (Anglais Britannique) (Verbal and Nonverbal Elements in Seminar Discourse Analysis [British English]). Melanges Pedagogiques, 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a report on a proposed research project on the interaction processes (verbal, non-verbal, and kinesic) present in a seminar situation, with a view towards positing a model of interaction in this type of situation. The seminar was chosen as a setting because it provides a structured context with a variety of discursive acts, favoring the…

Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.

239

Girls' Education and Discursive Spaces for Empowerment: Perspectives from Rural India  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines a national girls' education program and its role in addressing gender inequality in the Indian state of Gujarat. In 2004, the Ministry of Education, Government of India, enacted the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyala (KGBV) program. As a national program designed to increase educational access for the most marginalized girls, the…

Shah, Payal P.

2011-01-01

240

Glossary of Construction Terms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Need to know what a cantilever is? Curious about screeding and Type II Moderate cement or cape chisels? Look no further than the Glossary of Construction Terms, provided by the National/California Contractor Referral and License Bureau. While by no means a definitive collection of construction terms, the glossary is fairly comprehensive in terms of the basics, offering short, clear explanations of tools, materials, and concepts. Topics include Carpentry, Concrete, Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning, Painting, Plumbing, and Roofing, among others.

241

42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Self-Governance Tribe in the preparation of its construction project proposal. If Tribal construction codes and standards (including national...State, or Tribal building codes or construction industry standards) are consistent with or...

2012-10-01

242

42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Self-Governance Tribe in the preparation of its construction project proposal. If Tribal construction codes and standards (including national...State, or Tribal building codes or construction industry standards) are consistent with or...

2013-10-01

243

42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Self-Governance Tribe in the preparation of its construction project proposal. If Tribal construction codes and standards (including national...State, or Tribal building codes or construction industry standards) are consistent with or...

2010-10-01

244

42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Self-Governance Tribe in the preparation of its construction project proposal. If Tribal construction codes and standards (including national...State, or Tribal building codes or construction industry standards) are consistent with or...

2014-10-01

245

42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Self-Governance Tribe in the preparation of its construction project proposal. If Tribal construction codes and standards (including national...State, or Tribal building codes or construction industry standards) are consistent with or...

2011-10-01

246

CONNET: A GATEWAY TO EUROPE'S CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION  

E-print Network

European gateway for the construction industry which provides a "virtual technology park", accessible information services for the construction industry, and to establish national gateways to services which can to the European construction industry and the possibilities they offer in terms of ensuring national services

Amor, Robert

247

Constructing and Critiquing Arguments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports that as the need for students to be able to construct and critique scientific argumentation as emphasized in "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (National Research Council 2012), teachers are wondering how to support students in this process. Scientific argumentation is defined as the interplay between…

Chen, Ying-Chih; Park, Soonhye; Hand, Brian

2013-01-01

248

National Fire Codes. A Compilation of NFPA Codes, Standards, Recommended Practices, and Manuals. Volume 4: Building Construction and Facilities. 1969-70.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A selected group of NFPA codes and standards pertaining to building construction and facilities is presented. The recommendations are phrased in terms of performance or objectives, the intent being to permit the utilization of any methods, devices or materials which will produce the desired results. The major topics included are--(1) building…

National Fire Protection Association, Boston, MA.

249

The Effects of 'Girl-Friendly' Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This working paper found a program that constructed high quality “girl-friendly†primary schools in Burkina Faso increased enrollment of all children between 5 and 12 years old by 20 percentage points and increased girls’ enrollment 5 percentage points more than boys’.

Harounan Kazianga; Dan Levy; Leigh L. Linden; Matt Sloan

2012-01-01

250

Rhetorical Response to the Homeless Movement: Adopting Discursive Units in Counter-Frames  

E-print Network

and theology of celibate males was inconsistent and distant from the needs of women. Its strength was that it was constructed on lines of good and evil that were understandable to the American public, and the Christiancentric nature of the history...

Mathe, Kristin S.

2010-07-14

251

‘Jumping like a girl’: discursive silences, exclusionary practices and the controversy over women's ski jumping  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to deny women the opportunity to compete in ski jumping at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Drawing on a feminist Foucauldian framework, we suggest that the Olympics is a discourse that constructs excellence and fairness as ‘within the true’, with the IOC protesting that this recent decision is

Jason Laurendeau; Carly Adams

2010-01-01

252

Youth Voice and HIV Prevention: Discursive Opportunities, Limitations and Productive Impossibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper draws on engagements with "voice" in youth studies and "student voice" work in order to interrogate the limits and opportunities of the call to "youth voice" in HIV prevention discourses. Building on the limitations and opportunities within the debates of the "who", "what" and "how" of speaking and the construction of the youth subject,…

Gacoin, Andree

2010-01-01

253

Disease and Hygiene in the Construction of a Nation: The Public Sphere, Public Space, and the Private Domain in Buenos Aires, 1871-1910  

Microsoft Academic Search

The maturation of the public sphere in Argentina during the late nineteenth and early twentiethcenturies was a critical element in the nation-building process and the overall development ofthe modern state. Within the context of this evolution, the discourse of disease generatedintense debates that subsequently influenced policies that transformed the public spaces ofBuenos Aires and facilitated state intervention within the private

Kindon T. Meik

2011-01-01

254

Disease and hygiene in the construction of a nation: The public sphere, public space, and the private domain in Buenos Aires, 1871--1910  

Microsoft Academic Search

The maturation of the public sphere in Argentina during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a critical element in the nation-building process and the overall development of the modern state. Within the context of this evolution, the discourse of disease generated intense debates that subsequently influenced policies that transformed the public spaces of Buenos Aires and facilitated state

Kindon Thomas Meik

2011-01-01

255

Multiculturalism, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Shifting Discursive Landscape of Social Inclusion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australia has a long and sometimes turbulent relationship with the migrant Other. This paper examines a component of this relationship via the window of contemporary multicultural policy. The paper begins with an analysis of the political and social conditions that enabled a national and bipartisan policy of multiculturalism to emerge as…

Burnett, Bruce; McArdle, Felicity

2011-01-01

256

In Pursuit of Excellence? Discursive Patterns in European Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

European higher education is awash with educational reform initiatives that purport to transform universities into better-managed higher quality organizations that more directly contribute to national development. This exploratory study examines patterns of research discourse in higher education in Europe. We argue that these patterns are changing…

Ramirez, Francisco O.; Tiplic, Dijana

2014-01-01

257

Democratic Participation in the Discursive Management John C. Paolillo, SLIS and Informatics  

E-print Network

interest groups, to social activists, multi-national corporations, news media outlets and independent voting will thereby ameliorate past problems of potentially uninformed, apathetic elector- ates and limited access to the polls on account of loca- tion, disability, race, etc. These forecasts raise the ex

Börner, Katy

258

Constructing Galileons  

E-print Network

In this plenary talk delivered at the DISCRETE 2014 conference in London, I briefly summarize the ideas behind and attractive properties of the Galileon field theories, and describe a broad class of scalar field theories that share these properties. After describing how Galileons arise, and commenting on their fascinating properties, in the latter half of the talk I focus on novel ways of constructing Galileon-like theories, using both the probe brane construction, and the coset construction.

Mark Trodden

2015-03-03

259

Cost and schedule estimate to construct the tunnel and shaft remedial shielding concept, Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The report provides an estimate of the cost and associated schedule to construct the tunnel and shaft remedial shielding concept. The cost and schedule estimate is based on a preliminary concept intended to address the potential radiation effects on Line D and Line Facilities in event of a beam spill. The construction approach utilizes careful tunneling methods based on available excavation and ground support technology. The tunneling rates and overall productivity on which the cost and project schedule are estimated are based on conservative assumptions with appropriate contingencies to address the uncertainty associated with geological conditions. The report is intended to provide supplemental information which will assist in assessing the feasibility of the tunnel and shaft concept and justification for future development of this particular aspect of remedial shielding for Line D and Line D Facilities.

NONE

1993-11-30

260

Constructing Understandings of End-of-Life Care in Europe: A Qualitative Study Involving Cognitive Interviewing with Implications for Cross-National Surveys  

PubMed Central

Abstract Background Although national findings regarding people's end-of-life care (EoLC) preferences and priorities are available within Europe, a lack of research coordination between countries has meant that cross-national understandings of EoLC remain unknown. Purpose To (1) identify English and German understandings of EoLC within the context of an EoLC survey, and (2) to synthesise these understandings to aid interpretation of results from a cross-national survey. Methods An inductive and interpretive two-phased sequential design involving (1) qualitative analysis of cognitive interview data from 15 English and 15 German respondents to develop country-related categories, and (2) qualitative synthesis to identify a conceptually coherent understanding of EoLC. Results Open and axial coding resulted in six English and six German categories. Commonalities included (a) the importance of social and relational dimensions, (b) dynamic decision making comprising uncertainty, (c) a valuing of life's quality and quantity, and (d) expectations for holistic care involving autonomy, choice, and timely information from trusted professionals. Differences involved attention to practical matters, and thoughts about prolongation of life, preferred place of death, and the role of media and context. Synthesis resulted in four concepts with underlying coherence: expectations of a high standard of EoLC involving autonomy, choice, and context; evolving decision making amid anticipated change; thoughts about living and existing; and worldviews shaping EoLC preferences in real and hypothetical scenarios. Conclusion Individual and country-related diversity must be remembered when quantifying EoLC understandings. Inductive-interpretive analysis of cognitive interview data aids interpretation of survey findings. Cross-national research coordination and qualitative synthesis assists EoLC in Europe. PMID:21306232

Bechinger-English, Dorothee; Bausewein, Claudia; Simon, Steffan T.; Harding, Richard; Higginson, Irene J.; Gomes, Barbara

2011-01-01

261

Systematically reviewing and synthesizing evidence from conversation analytic and related discursive research to inform healthcare communication practice and policy: an illustrated guide  

PubMed Central

Background Healthcare delivery is largely accomplished in and through conversations between people, and healthcare quality and effectiveness depend enormously upon the communication practices employed within these conversations. An important body of evidence about these practices has been generated by conversation analysis and related discourse analytic approaches, but there has been very little systematic reviewing of this evidence. Methods We developed an approach to reviewing evidence from conversation analytic and related discursive research through the following procedures: • reviewing existing systematic review methods and our own prior experience of applying these • clarifying distinctive features of conversation analytic and related discursive work which must be taken into account when reviewing • holding discussions within a review advisory team that included members with expertise in healthcare research, conversation analytic research, and systematic reviewing • attempting and then refining procedures through conducting an actual review which examined evidence about how people talk about difficult future issues including illness progression and dying Results We produced a step-by-step guide which we describe here in terms of eight stages, and which we illustrate from our ‘Review of Future Talk’. The guide incorporates both established procedures for systematic reviewing, and new techniques designed for working with conversation analytic evidence. Conclusions The guide is designed to inform systematic reviews of conversation analytic and related discursive evidence on specific domains and topics. Whilst we designed it for reviews that aim at informing healthcare practice and policy, it is flexible and could be used for reviews with other aims, for instance those aiming to underpin research programmes and projects. We advocate systematically reviewing conversation analytic and related discursive findings using this approach in order to translate them into a form that is credible and useful to healthcare practitioners, educators and policy-makers. PMID:23721181

2013-01-01

262

Construction Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains materials developed for and about the construction technologies tech prep program of the South-Western City Schools in Ohio. Part 1 begins with a map of the program, which begins with a construction technologies program in grades 11 and 12 that leads to entry-level employment or one of five 2-year programs at a community…

Columbus State Community Coll., OH.

263

Construction and installation summary for fiscal year 1992 of the hydraulic head monitoring stations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

SciTech Connect

During FY 1992, as part of the Hydraulic Head Monitoring Station (HHMS) Project, three multiport wells (HHMS 12, 13, and 14) were constructed along or near the boundaries of Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 2 at Haw Ridge water gap. The purpose of this report is to document well construction and multiport component installation activities. The hydraulic head monitoring stations (HHMS) are well clusters and single multiport wells that provide data required for evaluation of the transition between shallow and deep groundwater systems and of the nature of these systems. This information is used for required characterization of the hydrologic framework as dictated by state and federal regulatory agencies. Groundwater contaminants may move laterally across WAG boundaries or offsite; they may also move in a vertical direction. Because the HHMS Project was designed to address otential contamination problems, the project provides a means for defining the bounds of the uppermost aquifer; identifying potential pathways for offsite contamination for shallow; intermediate, and deep groundwater flow; and evaluating the capacity for contaminant transport in intermediate and deep groundwater flow systems.

Dreier, R.B.; Switek, J.; Couzens, B.A.

1992-12-01

264

Construction and installation summary for fiscal year 1992 of the hydraulic head monitoring stations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Environmental Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

During FY 1992, as part of the Hydraulic Head Monitoring Station (HHMS) Project, three multiport wells (HHMS 12, 13, and 14) were constructed along or near the boundaries of Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 2 at Haw Ridge water gap. The purpose of this report is to document well construction and multiport component installation activities. The hydraulic head monitoring stations (HHMS) are well clusters and single multiport wells that provide data required for evaluation of the transition between shallow and deep groundwater systems and of the nature of these systems. This information is used for required characterization of the hydrologic framework as dictated by state and federal regulatory agencies. Groundwater contaminants may move laterally across WAG boundaries or offsite; they may also move in a vertical direction. Because the HHMS Project was designed to address otential contamination problems, the project provides a means for defining the bounds of the uppermost aquifer; identifying potential pathways for offsite contamination for shallow; intermediate, and deep groundwater flow; and evaluating the capacity for contaminant transport in intermediate and deep groundwater flow systems.

Dreier, R.B.; Switek, J.; Couzens, B.A.

1992-12-01

265

Construction crane  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

People who operate construction cranes carrying heavy loads must be coordinated. The load on the crane must not injure any workers or anyone else near the site. They must be careful to maneuver heavy loads around buildings without hitting them.

N/A N/A (None; )

2007-07-25

266

Constructing Phylogenies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces a method for constructing phylogenies using molecular traits and elementary graph theory. Discusses analyzing molecular data and using weighted graphs, minimum-weight spanning trees, and rooted cube phylogenies to display the data. (DDR)

Bilardello, Nicholas; Valdes, Linda

1998-01-01

267

Final environmental impact statement for the construction and operation of an independent spent fuel storage installation to store the Three Mile Island Unit 2 spent fuel at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Docket Number 72-20  

SciTech Connect

This Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) contains an assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) for the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) fuel debris at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental laboratory (INEEL). US Department of Energy-Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) is proposing to design, construct, and operate at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP). The TMI-2 fuel debris would be removed from wet storage, transported to the ISFSI, and placed in storage modules on a concrete basemat. As part of its overall spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management program, the US DOE has prepared a final programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS) that provides an overview of the spent fuel management proposed for INEEL, including the construction and operation of the TMI-2 ISFSI. In addition, DOE-ID has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to describe the environmental impacts associated with the stabilization of the storage pool and the construction/operation of the ISFSI at the ICPP. As provided in NRC`s NEPA procedures, a FEIS of another Federal agency may be adopted in whole or in part in accordance with the procedures outlined in 40 CFR 1506.3 of the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Under 40 CFR 1506.3(b), if the actions covered by the original EIS and the proposed action are substantially the same, the agency adopting another agency`s statement is not required to recirculate it except as a final statement. The NRC has determined that its proposed action is substantially the same as actions considered in DOE`s environmental documents referenced above and, therefore, has elected to adopt the DOE documents as the NRC FEIS.

NONE

1998-03-01

268

Constructing a near-continuous suspended-sediment budget using acoustic instrumentation on the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Rio Grande in the Big Bend region of Texas, USA, and Chihuahua and Coahuila, Mexico, is in disequilibrium. The river in this reach rapidly narrows during low-flow years, and widens during rare, large magnitude floods. One management strategy to improve in-channel habitat for the native ecosystem is to limit the rate and magnitude of channel narrowing during low-flow years through water releases from re-operated upstream dams. The proposed purpose of these dam re-operations is to maximize fine-sediment transport downstream, thereby limiting fine-sediment deposition and channel narrowing. This management strategy requires extensive knowledge of the quantity of fine-sediment supplied to the river channel, the predominant source areas of the supplied sediment, and the suspended-sediment transport dynamics over a range of flow magnitudes and durations. To address these issues, a near-continuous suspended-sediment monitoring program consisting of two suspended-sediment gages was established at two sites in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Suspended-sediment gages consist of two single-frequency sideways-looking acoustic-Doppler profilers that collect data at 15-minute intervals. Acoustic attenuation is used to calculate silt-and-clay concentration, and acoustic backscatter adjusted for silt-and-clay concentration is used to calculate sand concentration in two size classes. Acoustic attenuation and backscatter are calibrated using standard depth-integrated samples and cross-section-calibrated automatic pump samples. Two types of floods affect the sediment budgets of the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, long-duration releases from upstream dams and short-duration flash floods originating in tributaries upstream or between the gages. Initial analyses of suspended-sediment dynamics during long-duration dam releases show that dam releases have the potential to export fine sediment from the national park reach. Dam releases transported approximately 8% of the total silt and clay load that passed the downstream gage over the period of record. Dam releases may cause either erosion or deposition of sand, depending on the local supply of sand on the channel bed upstream from the gages. Large sediment concentrations (often >40,000 mg/L) occur during short-duration flash floods, and concentration peaks attenuate quickly and much of the suspended-load is deposited, thereby contributing to channel narrowing. Additional work is being conducted to constrain sediment inputs from two large ephemeral tributaries and to further partition the sediment budget for other source areas. Sediment contributions from various source areas will be quantified, and these data will be used to develop an environmental flow program in order to maximize the export of accumulated fine sediment from the study reach.

Dean, D. J.; Topping, D. J.; Griffiths, R. E.; Sabol, T. A.; Schmidt, J. C.; Bennett, J. B.

2013-12-01

269

Redefining Entrepreneurship: The Discursive Constructions and Dialectics of Women's Sole-Proprietorship, Business-Ownership and Direct Sales Business-Ownership  

E-print Network

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank my committee chair, Dr. Kevin Barge, and my committee members, Dr. Josh Barbour, Dr. Rebecca Gill, and Dr. Sarah Gatson, for their guidance and support throughout the course of this research. I would like to present a... of laughter, encouragement, and v camaraderie with these individuals and the many other friendships I formed through the communication graduate program at Texas A&M. I would also like to thank my family members for their encouragement and my husband...

Jacocks, Cara Whitney

2014-08-11

270

constructing realization  

E-print Network

Johannes Kepler University Linz SFB \\Numerical and Symbolic Scienti#12;c Computing" A principle for constructing parallel AMG and its realization II Michael Kuhn, Gundolf Haase Johannes Kepler University Linz. Wolfgang, Upper Austria #12; Johannes Kepler University Linz SFB \\Numerical and Symbolic Scienti#12;c

271

Constructive Interaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To identify conditions that make a conversational interaction constructive--in the sense that the participants can find the way toward the success of what they wanted to accomplish--two situations were examined. In one, a professional researcher explained her data to a statistician. In the other, three groups of two people cooperated with each…

Miyake, Naomi

272

Metal Construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The future development of aerial navigation is closely connected with the condition of obtaining airplanes of great stability and sufficient strength. Different construction materials such as wood, aluminum, iron, and alloys are examined to determine which materials or combination of materials provides a greater coefficient of safety.

Verduzio, Rodolfo

1922-01-01

273

Constructing a \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

The end of life is inevitable. The ability to control and participate in one's own life-ending scenario is not. Longer lives, heightened awareness of impending death, and various plan- ning strategies permit us to construct an all-things-being-equal plan for controlling our own \\

David T. Helm; Sandra L. Friedman

274

Constructive Criticism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many crucial questions need to be answered before a college embarks on a construction project and makes a substantial financial commitment. Computer modeling techniques can be used to make even complex project feasibility analyses. Available from Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., 345 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10154. (MSE)

Lieberfeld, Lawrence

1982-01-01

275

Geologic mapping as a method for the construction of a detailed and testable lithostratigraphic model for the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Upper Triassic Chinle Formation in Petrified Forest National Park represents some of the most intensively studied Upper Triassic strata in western North America. Five stratigraphic members are exposed within the park, from oldest to youngest: the Mesa Redondo, Blue Mesa, Sonsela, Petrified Forest, and Owl Rock Members. Despite numerous stratigraphic studies of the Chinle Formation and two attempts at mapping the park over the past sixty years, sandstone marker beds in the Sonsela Member at the north and south ends of the park were still poorly mapped and correlated. Studies in the years 2002 and 2006 claimed that two sandstones which previous workers had considered to lie at different stratigraphic levels (the Jasper Forest Bed and the Flattops One sandstones in the Martha’s Butte beds) were actually correlative. This correlation resulted in a three-part division of the Sonsela Member and had a major impact on vertebrate biostratigraphy. In a recent attempt to resolve confusions regarding Chinle Formation lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy, we have completely walked out lithologic contacts through most of the park. The resulting new geologic map, revised lithostratigraphic model, and associated data resolves the 2002 and 2006 miscorrelations by demonstrating that the Jasper Forest Bed capping Blue Mesa and Agate Mesa and Flattops One sandstones (Martha’s Butte beds) are stratigraphically distinct, resulting in a thicker and more complex five-part model for the Sonsela Member, and considerably modifying the vertebrate biostratigraphy. New geologic mapping also resulted in a detailed lithostratigraphic framework for the northern park which has previously been poorly understood, and several important new marker beds, including a purple-gray bed that represents the base of the Owl Rock Member. The revised geologic map is an ArcGIS product that includes an updated lithostratigraphic model for the Chinle Formation, fossil localities, and hyperlinks to labeled photographs of measured sections. A pre-existing ArcGIS product created by workers at Northern Arizona University was used for the creation of this map and thus the final product includes some mapping, mostly Quaternary alluvium, dunes, and sandsheets, from that study. The cumulative effect of these revisions is to emphasize the importance of thoroughly exploring stratigraphic contacts, extensively documenting lithostratigraphic models, making georeferenced GIS maps, and accurately locating critical fossil localities. These methods and the new map make lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, and paleoecologic and paleoclimate models scientifically testable to future researchers at this classic Chinle Formation location.

Skinner, L. A.; Martz, J. W.; Parker, W.; Raucci, J.; Umhoefer, P. J.

2010-12-01

276

Construction measurements  

SciTech Connect

This text/reference on construction measurements contains material concerning electronic surveying and remote sensing. New to this edition is coverage of the GPS satellite positioning system, electronic distance measurement (EDM), laser sweep, calculator techniques, radial surveying and tracking, Loran-C, inertial navigation surveying, 3-point resection, computer software, and electronic fieldbooks. It covers the difference of elevation, angle measurements and directions, coordinate surveying and layout, offshore measurements, and random field and office techniques.

Barry, B.A.

1988-01-01

277

Construct It!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use simple household materials, such as PVC piping and compact mirrors, to construct models of laser-based security systems. The protected object (a "mummified troll" or another treasure of your choosing) is placed "on display" in the center of the modeled room and protected by a laser system that utilizes a laser beam reflected off mirrors to trigger a light trip sensor with alarm.

VU Bioengineering RET Program, School of Engineering,

278

Boom Construction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Student teams design their own booms (bridges) and engage in a friendly competition with other teams to test their designs. Each team strives to design a boom that is light, can hold a certain amount of weight, and is affordable to build. Teams are also assessed on how close their design estimations are to the final weight and cost of their boom "construction." This activity teaches students how to simplify the math behind the risk and estimation process that takes place at every engineering firm prior to the bidding phase—when an engineering firm calculates how much money it will take to build the project and then "bids" against other competitors.

AMPS GK-12 Program,

279

Construction of the DHCAL  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Particle Flow Algorithms (PFAs) have been proposed as a method of improving the jet energy resolution of future colliding beam detectors. PFAs require calorimeters with high granularity to enable three-dimensional imaging of events. The Calorimeter for the Linear Collider Collaboration (CALICE) is developing and testing prototypes of such highly segmented calorimeters. In this context, a large prototype of a Digital Hadron Calorimeter (DHCAL) was developed and constructed by a group led by Argonne National Laboratory. The DHCAL consists of 52 layers, instrumented with Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) and interleaved with steel absorber plates. The RPCs are read out by 1 x 1 cm2 pads with a 1-bit resolution (digital readout). The DHCAL prototype has approximately 480,000 readout channels. This talk reports on the design, construction and commissioning of the DHCAL. The DHCAL was installed at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility in fall 2010 and data was collected through the summer 2011.

Francis, Kurt; On Behalf Of Calice Collaboration

280

Native American Discursive Tactic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay derives from a course called ‘"The Rhetoric of Native America,’" which is a historical-critical survey of Native American primary texts. The course examines the rhetoric employed by Natives to enact social change and to build community in the face of exigencies. The main goal of exploring a native text (particularly, Simon Pokagon's…

Black, Jason Edward

2013-01-01

281

Construction research  

SciTech Connect

The papers in this volume report information on fast-track paving, statistically based specifications, bridge rehabilitation, contracts management, and automation in hot in-place asphalt pavement recycling. Hossain and Wojakowski discuss the construction and performance of a fast-track concrete pavement in Kansas. Weed presents the use of composite pay equations as a means of eliminating the confusion and difficulty in administering the acceptance testing of various quality characteristics. He uses an example based on portland cement concrete pavement to illustrate the practicality of this method. Taavoni describes the upgrading and recycling of an 1879 wrought-iron pin connected truss bridge by replacing the pins. Abdul-Malak and Abou-Assaly investigate innovative concepts of contract management to improve the execution of contracts in Lebanon. They present an integrated contract management approach directed toward understanding the interactions, interrelationships, and interdependencies that exist among candidate concepts and strategies. Pagdadis and Ishai discuss the use of automated equipment used for hot in-place asphalt resurfacing and the breakthroughs that have been achieved toward improving this particular site process through real-time data handling.

NONE

1994-12-31

282

Handbook of energy use for building construction  

SciTech Connect

The construction industry accounts for over 11.14% of the total energy consumed in the US annually. This represents the equivalent energy value of 1 1/4 billion barrels of oil. Within the construction industry, new building construction accounts for 5.19% of national annual energy consumption. The remaining 5.95% is distributed among new nonbuilding construction (highways, ralroads, dams, bridges, etc.), building maintenance construction, and nonbuilding maintenance construction. The handbook focuses on new building construction; however, some information for the other parts of the construction industry is also included. The handbook provides building designers with information to determine the energy required for buildings construction and evaluates the energy required for alternative materials, assemblies, and methods. The handbook is also applicable to large-scale planning and policy determination in that it provides the means to estimate the energy required to carry out major building programs.

Stein, R.G.; Stein, C.; Buckley, M.; Green, M.

1980-03-01

283

Cost escalation and schedule delays in road construction projects in Zambia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The wealth of any nation is gauged by its performance in infrastructure provision through its construction industry. The construction industry is large, volatile, and requires tremendous capital outlays. For developing economies, road construction constitutes a major component of the construction industry. This means that much of the national budget on infrastructure development is channelled to road construction projects. The aim

Chabota Kaliba; Mundia Muya; Kanyuka Mumba

2009-01-01

284

General overview of the Nigerian construction industry  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study is to investigate and provide a general overview of the Nigerian construction industry, its role in the national economy, the main participants in the industry, the problems that they face, and ...

Dantata, Sanusi (Sanusi A.)

2008-01-01

285

DNA Assembly Line for Nano-Construction  

ScienceCinema

Building on the idea of using DNA to link up nanoparticles scientists at Brookhaven National Lab have designed a molecular assembly line for high-precision nano-construction. Nanofabrication is essential for exploiting the unique properties of nanoparticl

Oleg Gang

2010-01-08

286

36 CFR 14.29 - Timely construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2010-07-01... 14.29 Section 14.29 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK...completion of construction or after all restoration stipulations have been complied...

2010-07-01

287

'It seemed churlish not to': How living non-directed kidney donors construct their altruism.  

PubMed

Our objective was to explore how prospective altruistic kidney donors construct their decision to donate. Using a qualitative design and biographical-narrative semi-structured interviews, we aimed to produce text for analysis on two levels: the social implications for subjectivity and practice and a tentative psychodynamic explanation of the participants' psychological investment in the discourses they used. A total of six prospective altruistic kidney donors were interviewed. A psychosocial approach to the analysis was taken. In-depth discourse analysis integrated Foucauldian with psycho-discursive approaches and psychodynamic theory was applied to sections of text in which participants seemed to have particular emotional investment. Analysis generated three major discursive themes: other-oriented, rational and self-oriented discourses. The desire to donate was experienced as compelling by participants. Participants used discourses to position themselves as concerned with the needs of the recipient, to resist questioning and criticism, and to manage difficult feelings around mortality. Participants tended to reject personal motivations for altruistic donation, positioning relatives' disapproval as selfish and illogical. These results suggest that the term 'altruistic' for living non-directed organ donation constrains available discourses, severely limiting what can be said, felt, thought and done by donors, clinicians and the public. A more useful approach would acknowledge potential psychological motives and gains for the donor. PMID:24026358

Challenor, Julianna; Watts, Jay

2013-09-11

288

47. Spring 1935 Harold J. Cook, photographer "Summit Road construction. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

47. Spring 1935 Harold J. Cook, photographer "Summit Road construction. Early stage of road tunnel construction, while tunnel was being driven on Summit Road, Scotts Bluff National Monument." - Scotts Bluff Summit Road, Gering, Scotts Bluff County, NE

289

Integrated Materials and Construction Practices (IMCP) for Concrete Pavement  

E-print Network

Integrated Materials and Construction Practices (IMCP) for Concrete Pavement Workshop Participant Handbook Prepared for Prepared by Federal Highway Administration National Concrete Pavement Technology and Construction Practices for Concrete Pavements Workshop Participant Handbook--Front Matter i Technical Report

290

78 FR 34347 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the Building Construction Technology Extension...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection...Request; the Building Construction Technology Extension Pilot Client Impact...National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce....

2013-06-07

291

Constructing Aligned Assessments Using Automated Test Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We describe an innovative automated test construction algorithm for building aligned achievement tests. By incorporating the algorithm into the test construction process, along with other test construction procedures for building reliable and unbiased assessments, the result is much more valid tests than result from current test construction

Porter, Andrew; Polikoff, Morgan S.; Barghaus, Katherine M.; Yang, Rui

2013-01-01

292

How Zulu-speaking youth with physical and visual disabilities understand love and relationships in constructing their sexual identities.  

PubMed

Popular socio-medical discourses surrounding the sexuality of disabled people have tended to subjugate young people with disabilities as de-gendered and asexual. As a result, very little attention has been given to how young people with disabilities in the African context construct their sexual identities. Based on findings from a participatory research study conducted amongst Zulu-speaking youth with physical and visual disabilities in KwaZulu-Natal, this paper argues that young people with disabilities are similar to other non-disabled youth in the way they construct their sexual identities. Using a post-structural framework, it outlines how the young participants construct discursive truths surrounding disability, culture and gender through their discussions of love and relationships. In this context, it is argued that the sexual identities' of young people with physical and visual disabilities actually emerges within the intersectionality of identity discourses. PMID:25036419

Chappell, Paul

2014-01-01

293

APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE  

E-print Network

in the construction industry 5) If your GPA . Include experience in construction industry. Recommendation from an Instructor Provide instructorAPPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE RECOMMENDATION FORM CON464 Construction Leadership

Stephens, Graeme L.

294

English airplane construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

English airplane construction is presented with a particular emphasis on metal construction techniques. Steel rib and fuselage construction are discussed as well as the use of duralumin in construction.

Schwencke, D

1930-01-01

295

40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS National Emission Standards for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities § 61.96 Applications to construct or modify. (a) In addition to any...

2010-07-01

296

40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS National Emission Standards for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities § 61.96 Applications to construct or modify. (a) In addition to any...

2011-07-01

297

Construction. Industry Training Monograph No. 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australia's construction industry employs nearly 600,000 workers, over 7% of total national employment. The industry is heavily dominated by males (nearly 88%) and full-time workers (86%). Much of the work in this industry involves subcontracting and is cyclical. Construction employers provided much less structured training than the average…

Dumbrell, Tom

298

Romantic Agrarianism and Movement Education in the United States: Examining the Discursive Politics of Learning Disability Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The learning disability construct gained scientific and political legitimacy in the United States in the 1960s as an explanation for some forms of childhood learning difficulties. In 1975, federal law incorporated learning disability into the categorical system of special education. The historical and scientific roots of the disorder involved a…

Danforth, Scot

2011-01-01

299

"The Only Problem Is, Children Will Like Their Chips": Education and the Discursive Production of Ill-Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On 16 January 2002, the United Kingdom House of Commons Select Committee published a report entitled "Tackling Obesity in England". Drawing on insights from the work of Bernstein, Bourdieu and Foucault, this article will suggest that the report provides an example "par excellence" of the way in which "the body" (our bodies) are being constructed,…

Evans, John; Evans, Bethan; Rich, Emma

2003-01-01

300

On the Intractability of the Achievement Gap in Urban Schools and the Discursive Practice of Continuing Racial Discrimination  

Microsoft Academic Search

The “achievement gap” between African American and Latino students and those of their White counterparts continues to evoke national cries of consternation and condemnation of the public schools, particularly those in urban areas. This article posits that the achievement gap will never be resolved because it is an artifact of the process of measurement in which flawed tests have been

Fenwick W. English

2002-01-01

301

Final Research Report Owners' Role in Facilitating Designing for Construction Safety  

E-print Network

of national construction associations and organizations in 2009 and 2010. The industry survey data indicate ............................................................................. 8 Government and Industry Activities on Designing for Construction SafetyFinal Research Report Owners' Role in Facilitating Designing for Construction Safety T. Michael

Toole, T. Michael

302

ConstructionWebLinks.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Compiled by Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, a construction law practice, this metasite bills itself as "the nation's most comprehensive guide to architecture, engineering, and construction resources on the Internet," with annotated links to over 3,000 sites. the links are organized by topic under four broad headings: organizations, industry topics, resources, and prior issues. Some of the topics break down further to help users find the relevant resources more quickly. Useful offerings include sites for building codes and industry standards, licensing information, research resources at colleges and universities, job and career information, and professional organizations for engineers, among many others. Well-organized and easy to use, this is the most comprehensive site for architecture, engineering, and construction resources that the Scout Project has ever come across.

303

CTE Students See the Green in New Construction Jobs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The construction industry has long been a leader in predicting economic prosperity and in responding to customers' needs. In the last few years, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has managed to assemble the only ANSI-approved standards for green construction in the nation. During this time and with an eye toward the future, NAHB and…

Kramer, Steven; Foster, John

2010-01-01

304

Professional Certifications in Construction in the USA  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Professional certification is a voluntary process that recognizes the holder as possessing specialized or professional knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to render professional services that will ensure public protection and safety. Given the wide range of expertise areas in the construction field coupled with the evolution in practice and acute shortage of trained personnel, opportunity abound for unqualified individuals to practice in the field endangering public protection and safety. There is therefore an urgent need for professional certification in the construction field in the USA. Construction industry in the USA is one of the nations largest industries employing nearly 10 million people that represent about 10% of the gross national product.1 Some workers in the construction industry had different initial career choices and hence were not educated or trained in construction. Other workers started out in the trades and worked their way into management positions. Certification as a construction professional recognizes someone as possessing proven skills and the technical knowledge to professionally perform in the chosen expertise area. Organizations such as American Institute of Constructors (AIC)2, Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)3, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)4, and many others offer certification programs to the construction professionals. This paper will cover issues assorted with professional certification and identify various organizations, their certification programs, and requirements.

Alungbem, Gabriel

305

The Social Construction of a Serial Killer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much psychological research examining the serial killer has adopted an essentialist theoretical focus concentrating on the `nature' of the individual who commits the murder. This study, in contrast, aims to analyse the talk of a serial killer using principles taken from discursive psychology. A courtroom transcript concerning the confession to 10 murders by the serial killer, Dennis Rader, was analysed.

Ross Bartels; Ceri Parsons

2009-01-01

306

MODULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM EVALUATION  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to respond to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Direction Letter (TDL) 02-003 (Waisley 2001), which directs Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC (BSC) to complete a design study to recommend repository design options to support receipt and/or emplacement of any or all of the following: commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF), high-level radioactive waste (HLW), DOE-managed spent nuclear fuel (DSNF) (including naval spent nuclear fuel [SNF]), and immobilized plutonium (if available), as soon as practicable, but no later than 2010. From the possible design options, a recommended approach will be determined for further evaluation to support the preliminary design of the repository. This study integrates the results of the repository Design Evolution Study (Rowe 2002) with supporting studies concerning national transportation options (BSC 2002b) and Nevada transportation options (Gehner 2002). The repository Design Evolution Study documents the processes used to reevaluate the design, construction, operation, and cost of the repository in response to TDL 02-003 (Waisley 2001), and to determine possible repository conceptual design options. The transportation studies evaluate the national and Nevada transportation options that support the repository conceptual design options. An evaluation methodology was established, based on Program-level requirements developed for the study in reference BSC 2001a, to allow the repository and system design options to be evaluated on a consistent basis. The transportation options and the design components were integrated into system design implementation options, which were evaluated using receipt and emplacement scenarios. The scenarios tested the ability of the design concept to adapt to changes in funding, waste receipt rate, and Nevada rail transportation availability. The results of the evaluation (in terms of system throughput, cost, and schedule) were then compared to the Program-level requirements, and recommendations for design alternatives, requirements changes, or further evaluation were developed.

S. Gillespie

2002-08-08

307

A review of international construction research: Ranko Bon's contribution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Literature on international construction is rich in adopting conceptual frameworks to investigate levels of international competitiveness and making inter?country comparisons about sources of national competitive advantage. However, there are limited studies that result from collaborative work between different country researchers about development of custom frameworks to investigate complexities of international construction business, experience?based generic libraries applicable to international construction projects

Irem Dikmen; M. Talat Birgonul

2006-01-01

308

Managing Information Technology in Construction Industry: The Indonesian Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents findings of a research project, which explores the current use of information technology (IT) in the Indonesian construction Industry. The findings are based on a questionnaire survey taken during December 2002 and April 2003 among 250 construction companies registered in the National Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). The CIDB listed and classified these companies as B group

Muhammad Sapri Pamulu; Chandra Bhuta

2004-01-01

309

75 FR 6681 - National Disaster Recovery Framework  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Group, is accepting comments on the draft National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). The NDRF is intended to work in concert with the National Response Framework to provide organizing constructs and principles solely focused on disaster...

2010-02-10

310

Space construction data base  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Construction of large systems in space is a technology requiring the development of construction methods to deploy, assemble, and fabricate the elements comprising such systems. A construction method is comprised of all essential functions and operations and related support equipment necessary to accomplish a specific construction task in a particular way. The data base objective is to provide to the designers of large space systems a compendium of the various space construction methods which could have application to their projects.

1979-01-01

311

Building and ConstruCtion  

E-print Network

Construction Management - Professional Education showcase If you are in the construction industry or any goals. As the construction industry becomes more complex, construction professionals need businessBuilding and ConstruCtion fall 2012 Construction Management Sustainability Studies & Green Building

California at Davis, University of

312

Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC)  

E-print Network

Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC) Presented to FM Staff February 25, 2009 Updated March 1, 2010 #12;University of Maryland Baltimore Director Architecture, Engineering and Construction Vacant Administration & Finance Kathleen M. Byington #12;Division of Facilities Management Architecture, Engineering

Weber, David J.

313

Energy and National Security  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussed in this editorial is the need for a broad and detailed government policy on energy use. Oil companies can not be given complete responsibility to demonstrate usage of different energy sources. The government should construct plants because energy is connected with national security. (PS)

Abelson, Philip H.

1973-01-01

314

The Return of Constructions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the cornerstone of traditional descriptive grammars as the construction (a recurrent patterns of linguistic elements that serves a communicative function), examining argument structure constructions, verbs and constructions, and implications for studying language development. Discusses Adele Goldberg's recent book, which develops the…

Tomasello, Michael

1998-01-01

315

Constructing communication by hand  

Microsoft Academic Search

I focus here on how children construct communication, looking in particular at places where the language model of the community exerts less influence on the child. I first describe the gesture systems constructed by deaf children who are unable to acquire speech and have not been exposed to a sign language. These children are constructing their communication systems in large

Susan Goldin-Meadow

2002-01-01

316

Personality Constructs and Measures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A psychological construct, such as personality, is an abstraction that is not directly seen but inferred through observed regularities in cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses in various settings. Two assumptions give meaning to the idea of construct validity. First, constructs represent real phenomena that exist apart from the potential…

Teglasi, Hedwig; Simcox, April G.; Kim, Na-Young

2007-01-01

317

Building, Using, and Maximizing the Impact of Concept Inventories in the Biological Sciences: Report on a National Science Foundation–sponsored Conference on the Construction of Concept Inventories in the Biological Sciences  

PubMed Central

The meeting “Conceptual Assessment in the Biological Sciences” was held March 3–4, 2007, in Boulder, Colorado. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted by University of Colorado, Boulder's Biology Concept Inventory Team, the meeting drew together 21 participants from 13 institutions, all of whom had received National Science Foundation funding for biology education. Topics of interest included Introductory Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Ecology, and the Nature of Science. The goal of the meeting was to organize and leverage current efforts to develop concept inventories for each of these topics. These diagnostic tools are inspired by the success of the Force Concept Inventory, developed by the community of physics educators to identify student misconceptions about Newtonian mechanics. By working together, participants hope to lessen the risk that groups might develop competing rather than complementary inventories. PMID:18056297

Klymkowsky, Michael; Elrod, Susan

2007-01-01

318

Space construction activities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Center for Space Construction at the University of Colorado at Boulder was established in 1988 as a University Space Engineering Research Center. The mission of the Center is to conduct interdisciplinary engineering research which is critical to the construction of future space structures and systems and to educate students who will have the vision and technical skills to successfully lead future space construction activities. The research activities are currently organized around two central projects: Orbital Construction and Lunar Construction. Summaries of the research projects are included.

1991-01-01

319

National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

E-print Network

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia 23681 processes deæned over such state spaces ë16ë. This work was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space-2199 NASA/CR-1999-209827 ICASE Report No. 99-50 Efficient Symbolic State-space Construction for Asynchronous

Lüttgen, Gerald

320

Risk management in construction enterprises development  

Microsoft Academic Search

With rapid economic development and the progressively more intense competition, building industries are facing the constant change, and these will bring risk to the enterprise development. Risk management is needed in the manufacturing course and has become the indispensable part of the national lash-up system. Based on the analysis of risk management situation of construction firms, the connotations of risk

Duan Xiang; Zhu Mingqiang

2010-01-01

321

Constructed wetlands for livestock wastewater management  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1995, the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) sponsored efforts by the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the National Council of the Pulp and Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) to conduct a review of the literature concerning the use of constructed wetlands for treating concentrated livestock wastewaters. The scope of the literature review and summary

Robert L Knight; Victor W. E Payne; Robert E Borer; Ronald A Clarke; John H Pries

2000-01-01

322

Proposed Construction Site at Audubon NWR  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

This is a view of the plot of land at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge selected for the Headquarters and Visitor Center that will be built with Recovery Act funding. Related to the R6BB ? Construct Headquarters Visitor Building ? Audubon NWR project....

323

18th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is said that "home is where the heart is." Many colleges and universities are keeping that in mind as they continue to invest in building residential facilities to attract students to on-campus living. Residence hall construction at the nation's higher-education institutions remains strong, as the benefits to students, parents, and the college…

Agron, Joe

2007-01-01

324

Overseas projects finance by international institutions for Japanese construction firms  

E-print Network

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

Kojima, Masashi, 1968-

2004-01-01

325

Productivity Roadmap for the Architecture/Engineering/Construction Industry  

E-print Network

The construction industry is one of the largest industries in the United States and has major influence on the nation's economy. While there is information about industry-wide labor productivity, there has been very little specifically aimed...

Zunaira, Saher

2012-10-19

326

177. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated June 15, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

177. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated June 15, 1931 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM; CONCRETE COOLING TESTS FOR HOOVER DAM. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

327

40 CFR 49.4164 - Construction and operational control measures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and Natural Gas Well Production Facilities; Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation), North Dakota § 49.4164 Construction and operational control measures. (a) Each owner or operator must operate and...

2013-07-01

328

40 CFR 49.4164 - Construction and operational control measures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...and Natural Gas Well Production Facilities; Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation), North Dakota § 49.4164 Construction and operational control measures. (a) Each owner or operator must operate and...

2014-07-01

329

29 CFR 1206.7 - Construction of this part.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD HANDLING REPRESENTATION DISPUTES UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT § 1206.7 Construction of this part. The rules and regulations in this part shall be liberally construed...

2012-07-01

330

29 CFR 1206.6 - Construction of this part.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD HANDLING REPRESENTATION DISPUTES UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT § 1206.6 Construction of this part. The rules and regulations in this part shall be liberally...

2014-07-01

331

29 CFR 1206.6 - Construction of this part.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD HANDLING REPRESENTATION DISPUTES UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT § 1206.6 Construction of this part. The rules and regulations in this part shall be liberally...

2013-07-01

332

176. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated February 10, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

176. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated February 10, 1933 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM; LOCATION OF THERMOMETER GROUPS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

333

14. DRAGLINE BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION OF THE BYPASS CHANNEL CONNECTING THE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

14. DRAGLINE BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION OF THE BY-PASS CHANNEL CONNECTING THE DIVERSION GATE ALONG THE OUTLET CHANNEL WITH THE ORIGINAL CHANNEL OF THE SOURIS RIVER - Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge, Dam 83, Souris River Basin, Foxholm, Ward County, ND

334

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING WEST STORAGE BASIN AT FUEL STORAGE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING WEST STORAGE BASIN AT FUEL STORAGE BUILDING (CPP-603). INL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-51-689. Unknown Photographer, 1950 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, Fuel Reprocessing Complex, Scoville, Butte County, ID

335

24 CFR 201.4 - Rules of construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... MORTGAGE AND LOAN INSURANCE PROGRAMS UNDER NATIONAL HOUSING ACT AND OTHER AUTHORITIES TITLE I PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT AND MANUFACTURED HOME LOANS General § 201.4 Rules of construction. As used in this part, and unless the context...

2010-04-01

336

19. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING (TYPICALLY COMPLEX) WASTE HOLDING CELL ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

19. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING (TYPICALLY COMPLEX) WASTE HOLDING CELL PIPING. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-59-3212. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

337

25. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AERIAL VIEW OF WASTE CALCINING FACILITY TAKEN ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

25. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AERIAL VIEW OF WASTE CALCINING FACILITY TAKEN WHEN STRUCTURE WAS 99 PERCENT COMPLETE. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-60-5409. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

338

Construct Validity and Factor Structure of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Epworth Sleepiness Scale in a Multi-National Study of African, South East Asian and South American College Students  

PubMed Central

Background The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) are questionnaires used to assess sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness in clinical and population-based studies. The present study aimed to evaluate the construct validity and factor structure of the PSQI and ESS questionnaires among young adults in four countries (Chile, Ethiopia, Peru and Thailand). Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 8,481 undergraduate students. Students were invited to complete a self-administered questionnaire that collected information about lifestyle, demographic, and sleep characteristics. In each country, the construct validity and factorial structures of PSQI and ESS questionnaires were tested through exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses (EFA and CFA). Results The largest component-total correlation coefficient for sleep quality as assessed using PSQI was noted in Chile (r?=?0.71) while the smallest component-total correlation coefficient was noted for sleep medication use in Peru (r?=?0.28). The largest component-total correlation coefficient for excessive daytime sleepiness as assessed using ESS was found for item 1 (sitting/reading) in Chile (r?=?0.65) while the lowest item-total correlation was observed for item 6 (sitting and talking to someone) in Thailand (r?=?0.35). Using both EFA and CFA a two-factor model was found for PSQI questionnaire in Chile, Ethiopia and Thailand while a three-factor model was found for Peru. For the ESS questionnaire, we noted two factors for all four countries Conclusion Overall, we documented cross-cultural comparability of sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness measures using the PSQI and ESS questionnaires among Asian, South American and African young adults. Although both the PSQI and ESS were originally developed as single-factor questionnaires, the results of our EFA and CFA revealed the multi- dimensionality of the scales suggesting limited usefulness of the global PSQI and ESS scores to assess sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness. PMID:25551586

Gelaye, Bizu; Lohsoonthorn, Vitool; Lertmeharit, Somrat; Pensuksan, Wipawan C.; Sanchez, Sixto E.; Lemma, Seblewengel; Berhane, Yemane; Zhu, Xiaotong; Vélez, Juan Carlos; Barbosa, Clarita; Anderade, Asterio; Tadesse, Mahlet G.; Williams, Michelle A.

2014-01-01

339

Space construction technology needs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space construction systems made feasible by an operational Space Shuttle are discussed with a view toward assembly, installation and construction support equipment. The level of construction capability will be reflected in the number of launches to accomplish a certain mission, either in terms of the mission time line or on the density of packaging in the Orbiter payload bay. It is noted that the development of construction support equipment in zero-gravity simulations should be the most productive initial activity. Crew EVAs, as well as the beam builder, cherrypicker and power distribution buses are covered in detail.

Jenkins, L. M.

1981-01-01

340

Construct-a-Boat  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Construct-a-Boat deepens students' knowledge of principles of mass, buoyancy, friction, and acceleration. Working with a simple model powered by a battery-driven fan, students get a feel for the forces involved in moving a boat through water. To improve performance, students use their understanding of physics to analyze parameters and design a faster boat.This immersion in learning-by-doing translates abstract concepts into tangible objectives and teaches students lessons in modeling and design. The other books in the series are Construct-a-Glove, Construct-a-Catapult, and Construct-a-Greenhouse.

NSTA Press

2000-01-01

341

226. Early construction on section 2A1. This was the site ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

226. Early construction on section 2-A-1. This was the site of the first construction on the Blue Ride Parkway. - Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

342

How Do We Use Research To Improve the Engineering and Construction Industry?  

E-print Network

How Do We Use Research To Improve the Engineering and Construction Industry? Final Report NSF Contract #9700436 CMS Workshop Co-Sponsored by the Construction Industry Institute and National Science of the Construction Industry Institute discussed the need to address new issues related to construction research as we

Tommelein, Iris D.

343

Rhetoric as Reality Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay provides an analytic development of a philosophy of rhetoric which focuses its concern on social reality. According to this philosophy, the activity of the human mind invents symbolic constructions of reality. Primary socialization is interpreted as a rhetorical process which tends to maintain prevailing reality constructions.…

Kneupper, Charles W.

344

Education and Construction  

E-print Network

School of Business; Knight Management Center Escondido South Galvez Lot Skilling HEPL South Green EarthBioE/ChemE Building Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center, Under Construction Bioengineering/Chemical Engineering Building, Under Construction Arrillaga Sports Center Addition, Anderson

Bogyo, Matthew

345

School Design and Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the opinions of five school design and construction experts on the future of school facility design and use. Issues discussed involve changes in classroom size, school facilities doubling as community-use buildings, emphasis on life cycle costing on construction projects, the future of modular school buildings, and the possibility of…

Bete, Tim, Ed.

1998-01-01

346

Mold-Resistant Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asserts that one of the surest ways to prevent indoor air quality and mold issues is to use preventive construction materials, discussing typical resistance to dealing with mold problems (usually budget-related) and describing mold-resistant construction, which uses concrete masonry, brick, and stone and is intended to withstand inevitable…

Huckabee, Christopher

2003-01-01

347

CONSTRUCTION GRANTS TRACKING  

EPA Science Inventory

Resource Purpose: During the 1970s and 1980s, the Construction Grants program was a major source of Federal funds, providing more than $60 billion for the construction of public wastewater treatment projects. These projects, which constituted a significant contribution to ...

348

Construction Trades Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This competency-based curriculum is designed to be a handbook for the construction trades. It includes all competencies a student will acquire in the course of building a complete house. Based on a survey of Alaskan construction employers and employees, the handbook stresses both principles and skills. The 23 units are presented in the sequence…

Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.

349

Constructed wetlands: a review  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first aim of this invited literature review is critically to review and evaluate hydrological, physical and biochemical processes within natural and constructed wetlands. The second aim is to contribute the thoughts of the authors to the discussion with the help of a case study focusing on gully pot liquor treatment. The performances of constructed treatment wetlands with and without

Miklas Scholz

2005-01-01

350

36. From Final Construction Report on the Haleakala Road ProjectNR7, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

36. From Final Construction Report on the Haleakala Road Project--NR-7, Hawaii National Park, Island of Maui, Territory of Hawaii. TYPICAL RUBBLE MASONRY HEADWALL AND BOX CULVERT. - Haleakala National Park Roads, Pukalani, Maui County, HI

351

Exploring the Underlying Constructs of Basic Concepts in Environmental Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this cross-cultural study, underlying constructs for environmental education were compared using faculty responses from Ohio State University and the National Taiwan University. Four constructs were identified as important elements for environmental education at both universities: environmental ethics, population and quality of life,…

Chou, Ju; Roth, Robert E.

1995-01-01

352

Peak Oil: Diverging Discursive Pipelines  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Peak oil is the claimed moment in time when global oil production reaches its maximum rate and henceforth forever declines. It is highly controversial as to whether or not peak oil represents cause for serious concern. My thesis explores how this controversy unfolds but brackets the ontological status of the reality indexed by the peakoil concept. I do not choose a side in the debate; I look at the debate itself. I examine the energy outlook documents of ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, Total and the International Energy Agency (IEA) as well as academic articles and documentaries. Through an in-depth analysis of peak-oil controversy via tenets of actor-network theory (ANT), I show that what is at stake are competing framings of reality itself, which must be understood when engaging with the contentious idea of peak oil.

Doctor, Jeff

353

National Environmental Performance Track  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the new National Environmental Performance Track program, designed to "reward companies which exceed minimum regulatory requirements and take extra steps to reduce and prevent pollution." Potential award recipients include private and public companies or facilities that have performed beyond legal environmental/ health compliance requirements. The National Environmental Performance Track homepage briefly describes the new program, including requirements, benefits, and current participants. Although some sections of the site are still under construction, most of the critical information is provided here, including application forms. Note that companies/ facilities interested in attaining special Charter Membership status have until September 30 to apply.

354

Engineering and Construction Camp at the USAF academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The US Air Force Academy's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DFCE) and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) are committed to inspiring the potential of the nation's youth with the leadership skills, motivation, and technical competence to be future leaders to the Nation. To help achieve this, DFCE and SAME jointly sponsored a prototype Engineering and Construction Camp

H. W. Washington; C. D. Kuhl

2001-01-01

355

Engineering Accomplishments in the Construction of NCSX  

SciTech Connect

The National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) was designed to test a compact, quasiaxisymmetric stellarator configuration. Flexibility and accurate realization of its complex 3D geometry were key requirements affecting the design and construction. While the project was terminated before completing construction, there were significant engineering accomplishments in design, fabrication, and assembly. The design of the stellarator core device was completed. All of the modular coils, toroidal field coils, and vacuum vessel sectors were fabricated. Critical assembly steps were demonstrated. Engineering advances were made in the application of CAD modeling, structural analysis, and accurate fabrication of complex-shaped components and subassemblies. The engineering accomplishments of the project are summarized

G. H. Neilson; P.J. Heitzenroeder; B.E. Nelson; W.T. Reiersen; A. Brooks; T.G. Brown; J.H. Chrzanowski; M.J. Cole; F. Dahlgren; T. Dodson; L.E. Dudek; R.A. Ellis; H.M. Fan; P.J. Fogarty; K.D. Freudenberg; P.L. Goranson; J.H. Harris; M.R. Kalish; G. Labik; J.F. Lyon; N. Pomphrey; C.D. Priniski; S. Raftopoulos; D.J. Rej; W.R. Sands; R.T. Simmons; B.E. Stratton; R.L. Strykowsky; M.E. Viola; D.E. Williamson; M.C. Zarnstorff

2008-09-01

356

Sustainability Base Construction Update  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Construction of the new Sustainability Base Collaborative support facility, expected to become the highest performing building in the federal government continues at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calif. The new building is designed to achieve a platinum rating under the leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) new construction standards for environmentally sustainable construction developed by the U. S. Green Building Council, Washington, D. C. When completed by the end of 2011, the $20.6 million building will feature near zero net energy consumption, use 90 percent less potable water than conventionally build buildings of equivalent size, and will result in reduced building maintenance costs.

Mewhinney, Michael

2012-01-01

357

Passive solar construction handbook  

SciTech Connect

Many of the basic elements of passive solar design are reviewed. The unique design constraints presented in passive homes are introduced and many of the salient issues influencing design decisions are described briefly. Passive solar construction is described for each passive system type: direct gain, thermal storage wall, attached sunspace, thermal storage roof, and convective loop. For each system type, important design and construction issues are discussed and case studies illustrating designed and built examples of the system type are presented. Construction details are given and construction and thermal performance information is given for the materials used in collector components, storage components, and control components. Included are glazing materials, framing systems, caulking and sealants, concrete masonry, concrete, brick, shading, reflectors, and insulators. The Load Collector Ratio method for estimating passive system performance is appended, and other analysis methods are briefly summarized. (LEW)

Levy, E.; Evans, D.; Gardstein, C.

1981-08-01

358

De-/Constructing situations  

E-print Network

My thesis is inhabited by reflections on interweaving the constructive and the destructive development of situations. During the last year, I experimented with the observation of circumstances and their subsequent ...

Caprez, Annatina

2008-01-01

359

Constructing Scientific Knowledge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents activities in which students explore the conditions necessary for a candle to stay lit. Enables students to construct an accurate concept to explain their observation of water rising inside a tube in which a candle has burned out. (JRH)

Ward, Kathleen; And Others

1996-01-01

360

Orbital construction support equipment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Approximately 200 separate construction steps were defined for the three solar power satellite (SPS) concepts. Detailed construction scenarios were developed which describe the specific tasks to be accomplished, and identify general equipment requirements. The scenarios were used to perform a functional analysis, which resulted in the definition of 100 distinct SPS elements. These elements are the components, parts, subsystems, or assemblies upon which construction activities take place. The major SPS elements for each configuration are shown. For those elements, 300 functional requirements were identified in seven generic processes. Cumulatively, these processes encompass all functions required during SPS construction/assembly. Individually each process is defined such that it includes a specific type of activity. Each SPS element may involve activities relating to any or all of the generic processes. The processes are listed, and examples of the requirements defined for a typical element are given.

1977-01-01

361

Construction materials, monuments and environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Construction materials (natural stone, aggregates, bricks, cement, lime, mortar, etc.) form a wide and heterogeneous group both from the genetic and technological point of view. These materials deserve attention from the scientific community due to their long-term use, importance for society and sensitivity to the environment. Most geomaterials have also been used in important monuments designated as a part of the World Cultural Heritage and/or make part of national monuments. Despite of the wide-ranges of studies and our rapidly increasing understanding of material behaviour, our knowledge is still rather limited in many aspects. This concerns the characterisation of traditional raw materials, the knowledge of their processing and use, and/or durability and compatibility assessment. The exploitation and sustainable use of these materials are also new and emerging challenges in the modern society. The use of local materials for monuments can be considered as a part of our cultural and technological heritage, which has, however, significantly deteriorated during the past several decades. This paper summarizes the general topics related to a modern analysis of traditional construction materials derived from the Earth, and on the characteristic aspects of the behaviour of these materials on selected monuments.

Prikryl, R.; Siegesmund, S.; Török, A.; Brimblecombe, P.; Gomez-Heras, M.

2012-04-01

362

Everything about Construction Equipment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Children can learn about bulldozers, hydraulic excavators, and other construction equipment at this fun Web site. Cartoon animations show the operation of the main systems in these vehicles. The interactive applications give the user an operator's view of the machines and even show the location and function of several controls. While keeping a fairly simplistic perspective, the material explains some more advanced concepts such as hydraulic cylinders. Three methods used in construction to transform unwanted materials into something useful are also highlighted.

363

Track design and construction  

SciTech Connect

The 8 papers in the report deal with the following areas: research railroad ballast specification and evaluation; a proposed track performance index for control of freight car harmonic roll response; granular depth requirement for railroad track; demonstration of the rail energy-cost-analysis package: the route perspective (RECAP II); techniques for controlling rail corrugation; the evolution of Washington Metro's track standards; track rehabilitation and new construction in an operating environment at BART; and, estimates of rail-transit construction costs.

Raymond, G.P.; Weinstock, H.; Lee, H.S.; Greif, R.; Scott, J.F.

1985-01-01

364

Green Construction Codes  

E-print Network

, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 Houston Code Enforcement ? Permits Sold FY11 = 108,301 ? Staff = 381 ? Inspections Performed FY11 = 614,925 ? Construction Valuation FY11 = $1.86 B ? Services ? Plan Review: 11 day ? Inspections: Next day ? Licensing... Participants ? Lights Out Houston ESL-KT-11-11-41 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 Code Adoption in Houston TYPICAL CODE CYCLE - 3 YEAR ? Step 1: Building Official Request to CIC ? Step 2: Construction Industry Council Committees ? AIA...

Blake, S.

2011-01-01

365

Automated Home Construction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Contour Crafting (CC) is a layered fabrication technology developed by Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California. Contour Crafting technology has great potential for automating the construction of whole structures as well as sub-components. Using this process, a single house or a colony of houses, each with possibly a different design, may be automatically constructed in a single run, embedded in each house all the conduits for electrical, plumbing and air-conditioning.

Khoshnevis, Behrokh

366

Facility design, construction, and operation  

SciTech Connect

France has been disposing of low-level radioactive waste (LLW) at the Centre de Stockage de la Manche (CSM) since 1969 and now at the Centre de Stockage de l`Aube (CSA) since 1992. In France, several agencies and companies are involved in the development and implementation of LLW technology. The Commissariat a l`Energie Atomic (CEA), is responsible for research and development of new technologies. The Agence National pour la Gestion des Dechets Radioactifs is the agency responsible for the construction and operation of disposal facilities and for wastes acceptance for these facilities. Compagnie Generale des Matieres Nucleaires provides fuel services, including uranium enrichment, fuel fabrication, and fuel reprocessing, and is thus one generator of LLW. Societe pour les Techniques Nouvelles is an engineering company responsible for commercializing CEA waste management technology and for engineering and design support for the facilities. Numatec, Inc. is a US company representing these French companies and agencies in the US. In Task 1.1 of Numatec`s contract with Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Numatec provides details on the design, construction and operation of the LLW disposal facilities at CSM and CSA. Lessons learned from operation of CSM and incorporated into the design, construction and operating procedures at CSA are identified and discussed. The process used by the French for identification, selection, and evaluation of disposal technologies is provided. Specifically, the decisionmaking process resulting in the change in disposal facility design for the CSA versus the CSM is discussed. This report provides` all of the basic information in these areas and reflects actual experience to date.

NONE

1995-04-01

367

Orbital construction demonstration study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A conceptual design and program plan for an Orbital Construction Demonstration Article (OCDA) was developed that can be used for evaluating and establishing practical large structural assembly operations. A flight plan for initial placement and continued utility is presented as a basic for an entirely new shuttle payload line-item having great future potential benefit for space applications. The OCDA is a three-axis stabilized platform in low-earth orbit with many structural nodals for mounting large construction and fabrication equipments. This equipment would be used to explore methods for constructing the large structures for future missions. The OCDA would be supported at regular intervals by the shuttle. Construction experiments and consumables resupply are performed during shuttle visit periods. A 250 kw solar array provides sufficient power to support the shuttle while attached to the OCDA and to run construction experiments at the same time. Wide band communications with a Telemetry and Data Relay Satellite compatible high gain antenna can be used between shuttle revisits to perform remote controlled, TV assisted construction experiments.

1976-01-01

368

A Social Semiotic Analysis of the Discursive Construction of Teacher Identity in the "Book of Rules and Customs" of the Australian Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Up until the 1960s, Catholic schools throughout most of the English-speaking world were dominated by members of religious teaching orders, including female religious. For over a century following their establishment in 1866, one of the most prominent female religious teaching orders in Australia was that of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Most…

O'Donoghue, Tom; Chapman, Anne

2011-01-01

369

CONSTRUCTION The construction management associate of applied science degree  

E-print Network

meets the growing needs of the construction industry for preparation of entry-level construction. The construction management program was developed with input from Alaskan contractors and professional industryCONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT The construction management associate of applied science degree program

Hartman, Chris

370

The National Ignition Facility and the National Ignition Campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's largest and most powerful laser system for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and experiments studying high-energy-density (HED) science, is now operational at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). NIF construction was certified by the Department of Energy as complete on March 27, 2009. NIF, a 192-beam Nd:glass laser facility, will ultimately produce 1.8 MJ 500

E. I. Moses

2010-01-01

371

76 FR 69755 - National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...provides notice of the availability of the final National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). The NDRF is intended to work in concert with the National Response Framework (NRF) to provide organizing constructs and principles solely focused on disaster...

2011-11-09

372

A brief review of the construction aggregates market  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey defines the construction aggregates industry as those companies that mine and process crushed stone and/or construction sand and gravel. Aggregates have been used from the earliest times of our civilization for a variety of purposes - construction being the major use. As construction aggregates, crushed stone and construction sand and gravel are the basic raw materials used to build the foundation for modern society. The widespread use of construction aggregates is the result of their general availability throughout the country and around the world along with their relatively low cost. Although construction aggregates have a low unit value, their widespread use makes them major contributors to, and indicators of, the economic well-being of the nation.

Willett, Jason Christopher

2012-01-01

373

Culinary nationalism.  

PubMed

Culinary consciousness raisers, cooking texts often serve as vehicles of national identification. From Pampille (Marthe Allard Daudet) and her cookbook, Les Bons Plats de France, in 1913 to the international culinary competitions of today such as the Bocuse d'or, culinary distinction promotes national interests. In contrast to the strident nationalism of the early twentieth century, culinary nationalism today operates in an increasingly globalized world. National culinary distinction defines the nation and sells its products in a highly competitive international arena. A recent culinary text, the South Korean film Le Grand Chef [Sik Gaek ] (2007), illustrates the phenomenon, subsuming national culinary promotion in a mega culinary competition, all in the service of Korean culinary achievement. PMID:21539054

Ferguson, Priscilla Parkhurst

2010-01-01

374

National Intelligence and National Prosperity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is the relation between the cognitive competence of a national population that nation's economic prosperity? Lynn and Vanhanen [Lynn, R. & Vanhanen, T. (2002). "IQ and the wealth of nations." Westport, CT: Praeger.] presented data pointing to an exceptionally strong relationship between IQ scores and Gross Domestic Product per capita (GDP/c).…

Hunt, Earl; Wittmann, Werner

2008-01-01

375

EOC construction update  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Work on Stennis Space Center's new Emergency Operations Center is progressing on schedule, according to Robert Perkins, construction manager with Jacobs Technology. At the turn of the New Year, construction contractors had completed the pervious paving for the north and west parking lots. Part of the facility's `green' design, pervious paving allows water to pass through and be absorbed directly into the ground below, preventing erosion from runoff. Through January, workers concentrated on installing the roof, sprinkler piping and overhead cable trays for electrical and communication lines. The next step will be interior work, erecting wallboard and installing electrical equipment. Perkins said NASA seeks to earn a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Rating for the project's environmentally-friendly and sustainable design, construction and operation. The facility has a projected completion date of February 2009.

2007-01-01

376

Bipolar battery construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A lightweight, bipolar battery construction for lead acid batteries in which a plurality of thin, rigid, biplates each comprise a graphite fiber thermoplastic composition in conductive relation to lead stripes plated on opposite flat surfaces of the plates, and wherein a plurality of nonconductive thermoplastic separator plates support resilient yieldable porous glass mats in which active material is carried, the biplates and separator plates with active material being contained and maintained in stacked assembly by axial compression of the stacked assembly. A method of assembling such a bipolar battery construction.

Rippel, Wally E. (Inventor); Edwards, Dean B. (Inventor)

1981-01-01

377

Constructive Artificial Intelligence Information Theory  

E-print Network

Constructive Artificial Intelligence Information Theory Daniel Polani School of Computer Science referenced. Constructive Artificial Intelligence #12;Coin Weighing Problem (after Denker 2004) Problem Given (minimax principle) Constructive Artificial Intelligence #12;Considerations Note in a measurement, left

Polani, Daniel

378

Construction Manager or General Contractor?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Unlike the general contractor approach, the construction management firm acts on behalf of the school district in school construction. Examines the development and nature of construction management, and cites its advantages and disadvantages. (MLF)

McKinley, John

1991-01-01

379

Plant Light Box Construction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These instructions describe how to construct a plant light box from two stackable plastic file crates that are cut, lined with aluminum foil and lit with a 40/42-watt CFL bulb. This 3-page document includes a complete materials list and 12-step assembly instructions with photographs that illustrate each step. This light box works well for growing Fast Plants.

The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program

380

Constructing community in cyberspace  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this panel, a group of theorists and practitioners, each of whom has constructed tools for communicating and community building in cyberspace, present their own work and critically evaluate each others work. Our perspective explores the relationships between public events in real communities, public events involving art and politics, and the counterparts of these events in virtual communities. Each panelist

Mary B. Williamson; Andrew Glassner; Margaret McLaughlin; Cheryl Chase; Marc Smith

1998-01-01

381

Constructing the Virtual Section  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper details the conduct and results arising from an experiment known as VISE (Virtual Infantry Section Experiment) performed at The Australian Army's Headline03. VISE employed a 1st Person Simulator (1PS) known as VBS (Virtual Battlefield System) to examine alternate section structures - 8-member, 9-member, and 12- member. Three classes of section combat scenarios were constructed within VBS - a

Michael Barlow; Peter Morrison; Mathew Luck; Alistair Dickie

2004-01-01

382

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION  

E-print Network

." -- Dale Rosskamp, P.E., Deputy District Engineer, San Benito County Water District #12;3 ALSO OF INTEREST techniques for these hazards. Learn to recognize selected construction processes, materials and equipment. Upon successful completion of this course, receive an OSHA completion card (OSHA 10-hour) as proof

Schladow, S. Geoffrey

383

Soils as Construction Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This geotechnical project will introduce you with the concept of using soils as construction materials.This project involves characterizing soils using various laboratory analyses and applying the Unified Soil Classification System in naming the soil. Keywords: Geotechnical, Mass Wetness, Grain Size Analysis, Atterberg Limits

Douglas Kowalewski

384

Women, Equality and Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focus groups in the British construction industry revealed that women face such barriers as employment conditions, lack of training, image and reputation, age criteria, male networks, and negative attitudes. Increasing awareness of opportunities, improving training, implementing flexible hours and childcare, and providing networking and mentoring…

Fielden, Sandra L.; Davidson, Marilyn J.; Gale, Andrew; Davey, Caroline L.

2001-01-01

385

Construction of Keel  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Two new additions to the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center's fleet of large research vessels ;are currently being constructed. The two new USGS research vessels will replace the aging vessels on lakes Erie and Ontario. They will provide safe and reliable platforms for scientists...

386

Construction of Bow  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Two new additions to the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center's fleet of large research vessels are currently being constructed. The two new USGS research vessels will replace the aging vessels on lakes Erie and Ontario. They will provide safe and reliable platforms for scientists,...

387

Construction of Bow Section  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Two new additions to the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center's fleet of large research vessels are currently being constructed. The two new USGS research vessels will replace the aging vessels on lakes Erie and Ontario. They will provide safe and reliable platforms for scient...

388

Construction Management: Planning Ahead.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains that preconstruction planning is essential when undertaking the challenges of a school building renovation or expansion, focusing on developing a detailed estimate, creating an effective construction strategy, conducting reviews and value-engineering workshops, and realizing savings through effective risk analysis and contingency…

Arsht, Steven

2003-01-01

389

Design, construct,. own  

Microsoft Academic Search

Even before the fabled Six Companies got together to build Hoover Dam, large engineering and construction (E C) organizations were an integral part of the power industry. For most of this century, their involvement in the industry followed a simple pattern: major electric utilities conceived and financed large power plants, and large E C companies built them. The business became

Hocker

1990-01-01

390

Survey overview Instrument Construction  

E-print Network

#12;Outline Survey overview Instrument Construction Survey Logistics Response Rates Uses of Survey, to develop new initiatives for faculty on campus. University of Wisconsin Survey Center 630 W. Mifflin, Room. University of Wisconsin Survey Center 630 W. Mifflin, Room 174 Madison, WI 53703-2636 #12;Survey Overview

Sheridan, Jennifer

391

Construction Mechanic 1 & C.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Rate Training Manual and Nonresident Career Course (RTM/NRCC) form a self-study package that will enable Naval Construction Mechanics First and Chief to fulfill the requirements of their rating. (Persons holding these ratings direct and coordinate efforts of individuals and crews in maintaining, repairing, and overhauling automotive,…

Seitz, Thomas E.

392

Constructive Approach Towards Protocells  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this chapter, we describe the construction of a self-reproducing giant vesicle (GV) and the replication of an informational substance (DNA) in the GV. The linkage between these two amplification dynamics has led to generation of a model protocell.

Sugawara, Tadashi; Kurihara, Kensuke; Suzuki, Kentaro

2013-12-01

393

Construction Trades Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide was developed as a supplement to the Alaska Department of Education's Construction Trades Curriculum. The special topics included in it focus on competencies from the curriculum for which materials were not readily available to Alaskan teachers and provide information that is either required by Alaska's environmental conditions or is…

Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.

394

Construction Local engineering.  

E-print Network

. Constructed Facilities Division tti.tamu.edu #12;Expertise & Equipment ExpErtisE & EquipmEnt Created in 2005 of testing full-scale bridge and structural components weighing up to 20 tons. Having the right equipment and management, · structural engineering of major highway structures, and · geotechnical and geoenvironmental

395

Building Construction Technology Syllabus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This document is a course syllabus for Kirk Garrison's building construction technology class, taught at Portland Community College. The class focuses on interpreting code language, tables, illustrations, and navigating the building codes book. This syllabus includes a course schedule, including concepts to be covered each week. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

Garrison, Kirk

396

BRITISH PREFABRICATED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, ENGLAND EXPERIENCED A SHORTAGE OF TRADITIONAL BUILDING MATERIALS WHILE HAVING TO FACE THE PROBLEM OF PROVIDING MORE THAN 1 MILLION PLACES FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN IN 7 YEARS. IN 1946, THE COUNTY OF HERTFORDSHIRE BEGAN USING PREFABRICATED STANDARDIZED MATERIALS FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION TO MEET THIS NEED. STANDARDIZATION HAS SO…

Stanford Univ., CA. School Planning Lab.

397

School Construction Summer Slam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every school has a list of renovations, upgrades and repairs that need attention, but many are too distracting and disruptive to carry out during the school year. Often, the best time to address these nagging construction projects is during the summer when students are on break and the campus is quieter. Although these "summer slammers" often are…

Jensen, Richard F.

2012-01-01

398

Construction Report, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides cost data on college and university construction projects completed for 1999 and projected for completion in 2000 by region. New building cost comparisons and profiles are listed, including basic information on 61 dormitory projects schedules to be completed in 2000. (GR)

Abramson, Paul

2000-01-01

399

Indigenous lunar construction materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The utilization of local resources for the construction and operation of a lunar base can significantly reduce the cost of transporting materials and supplies from Earth. The feasibility of processing lunar regolith to form construction materials and structural components is investigated. A preliminary review of potential processing methods such as sintering, hot-pressing, liquification, and cast basalt techniques, was completed. The processing method proposed is a variation on the cast basalt technique. It involves liquification of the regolith at 1200-1300 C, casting the liquid into a form, and controlled cooling. While the process temperature is higher than that for sintering or hot-pressing (1000-1100 C), this method is expected to yield a true engineering material with low variability in properties, high strength, and the potential to form large structural components. A scenario for this processing method was integrated with a design for a representative lunar base structure and potential construction techniques. The lunar shelter design is for a modular, segmented, pressurized, hemispherical dome which could serve as habitation and laboratory space. Based on this design, estimates of requirements for power, processing equipment, and construction equipment were made. This proposed combination of material processing method, structural design, and support requirements will help to establish the feasibility of lunar base construction using indigenous materials. Future work will refine the steps of the processing method. Specific areas where more information is needed are: furnace characteristics in vacuum; heat transfer during liquification; viscosity, pouring and forming behavior of molten regolith; design of high temperature forms; heat transfer during cooling; recrystallization of basalt; and refinement of estimates of elastic moduli, compressive and tensile strength, thermal expansion coefficient, thermal conductivity, and heat capacity. The preliminary design of the lunar shelter showed us that joining is a critical technology needed for building a structure from large segments. The problem of joining is important to the design of any structure that is not completely prefabricated. It is especially important when the structure is subjected to tensile loading by an internal pressure. For a lunar shelter constructed from large segments the joints between these large segments must be strong, and they must permit automated construction. With a cast basalt building material which is brittle, there is the additional problem of connecting the joint with the material and avoiding stress concentration that would cause failure. Thus, a well-defined project which we intend to pursue during this coming year is the design of joints for cast basalt structural elements.

Rogers, Wayne P.; Sture, Stein

1991-01-01

400

Department of Construction Management COLLEGE OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION  

E-print Network

Construction Management INTERNSHIP MANUAL The construction industry's leaders are at University of North, supporting intellectual contributions by faculty, and assisting the construction industry. The Internship. The training of a young man or woman for a successful career in the construction industry requires the combined

Asaithambi, Asai

401

Constructed wetlands as biofuel production systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Clean biofuel production is an effective way to mitigate global climate change and energy crisis. Progress has been made in reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions and nitrogen fertilizer consumption through biofuel production. Here we advocate an alternative approach that efficiently produces cellulosic biofuel and greatly reduces GHG emissions using waste nitrogen through wastewater treatment with constructed wetlands in China. Our combined experimental and literature data demonstrate that the net life-cycle energy output of constructed wetlands is higher than that of corn, soybean, switchgrass, low-input high-diversity grassland and algae systems. Energy output from existing constructed wetlands is ~237% of the input for biofuel production and can be enhanced through optimizing the nitrogen supply, hydrologic flow patterns and plant species selection. Assuming that all waste nitrogen in China could be used by constructed wetlands, biofuel production can account for 6.7% of national gasoline consumption. We also find that constructed wetlands have a greater GHG reduction than the existing biofuel production systems in a full life-cycle analysis. This alternative approach is worth pursuing because of its great potential for straightforward operation, its economic competitiveness and many ecological benefits.

Liu, Dong; Wu, Xu; Chang, Jie; Gu, Baojing; Min, Yong; Ge, Ying; Shi, Yan; Xue, Hui; Peng, Changhui; Wu, Jianguo

2012-03-01

402

Constructing Racism in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a dearth of empirical evidence on the extent of racist attitudes, broadly defined, in Australia. A telephone survey of 5056 residents in Queensland and NSW examined attitudes to cultural difference, perceptions of the extent of racism, tolerance of specific groups, ideology of nation, perceptions of Anglo-Celtic cultural privilege, and belief in racialism, racial separatism and racial hierarchy. The

James Forrest; Ian Burnley

403

PROMOTING SAFER BUILDING CONSTRUCTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The maximum loss to life and property in the Asian Region, due to f requent occurrence of natural disasters, dictates the need for the evolution of safer habitats, which can respond and resist the loads, forces and effects due to the natural disasters. This becomes imperative in the context of huge socio- economic losses to nations. Therefore, all efforts are

V. Suresh

404

Constructing Practitioner Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors draw on a case study evaluation of two networked cohorts of practitioner-researchers in a children's services national social work agency in one of the home countries of the United Kingdom. The aim of the present study was to understand the meaning of practitioner research for social work professionals through an exploration of how…

Shaw, Ian; Lunt, Neil

2012-01-01

405

Constructions of Early Childhood Education and Care Provision: Negotiating Discourses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drives to increase the number of early childhood education and care places in England have relied on a mixed economy of providers. Yet this is not a free market as policy makers have sought to create a discursive truth of an entrepreneurial provider in order to secure their initial pump priming investment. However, there remain sustainability…

Campbell-Barr, Verity

2014-01-01

406

National Legislative and Regulatory Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brazil Resolution of the National Council on Energy Policy on the Resumption of Construction of a Thermonuclear Plant (2007) France Decree on Technical Enquiries in the Event of Incidents or Accidents Relating to Nuclear Activities (2007) Order on the Organisation of the General Directorate of Enterprises (GDE) within the Ministry of Industry (2007) Decree on the Listing of Basic Nuclear

2007-01-01

407

75 FR 34064 - Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, Test Procedures for Roof Trusses  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

This proposed rule would amend the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards by adopting proposals made by the Manufactured Home Consensus Committee (MHCC), as modified by HUD. The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 requires HUD to publish in the Federal Register any proposed revised Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard......

2010-06-16

408

Naming the ‘other’: children’s construction and experience of racisms in Irish primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the construction and experience of racisms among a sample of primary school children in Ireland during a period of intensive immigration. Placing children’s voices at the centre of the analysis, it explores how children’s constructions draw upon discourses of ‘norm’ and ‘other’ in relation to national identity and cultural belonging. Constructions of minority ethnic groups are located

Dympna Devine; Mairin Kenny; Eileen Macneela

2008-01-01

409

National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) Construction, Commissioning, and Initial Operations  

E-print Network

Loop Voltage @ R0 5.0 volt/turn Heating/ Current Drive High Harmonic Fast Wave (HHFW) RF 6.0 MW, 30MHz is an alternate magnetic confinement concept which is characterized by high b (ratio plasma pressure to magnetic forms the inner wall vacuum vessel boundary. The CS Casing is electrically isolated from the remainder

410

National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) Construction, Commissioning, and Initial Operations  

E-print Network

, and in cross section in Figure 2. Figure 1 -- NSTX Machine Figure 2 -- NSTX Cross Section The core of the NSTX mid­1997, and reported on at SOFE '97 [1]. A photo of the NSTX machine is shown in Figure 1.0 MW, 80kV, 5 sec Pre­ Ionization Electron Cyclotron 30kW, 18GHz, 0.1 sec Bakeout Bakeout Temperature

411

Korean Artists in Transcultural Spaces: Constructing New National Identities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports research on New York-based Korean artists' dynamic processes of identity-shaping and the implications that these processes have for art education. The study uses postcolonial theories that illuminate the dialectical process of hybrid cultural production in the global dimension. The artists' identities narrated…

Park, Jeong-Ae

2014-01-01

412

Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility, Appendix B  

SciTech Connect

This Appendix contains material from the LLNL Health and Safety Manual as listed below. For sections not included in this list, please refer to the Manual itself. The areas covered are: asbestos, lead, fire prevention, lockout, and tag program confined space traffic safety.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-06-26

413

76 FR 64326 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...recent tornados, wildland-urban interface fires, and earthquakes. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business...recent tornados, wildland-urban interface fires, and earthquakes. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site...

2011-10-18

414

Making ‘Miss India’. Constructing gender, power and the nation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article, based upon the author's intensive participant observation at the 2003 Miss India pageant's month?long training programme for contestants, addresses how the pageant has emerged as a site for the creation of a new kind of woman in the post?liberalisation sphere. Under the guidance of leaders of the Indian fashion, film and beauty industries, Miss India contestants learn how

Susan Runkle

2004-01-01

415

Building and ConstruCtion  

E-print Network

Program Enhance your knowledge of the construction industry and expand your capacity for leadership of experience in the construction industry. For 11 of those years, he was the construc- tion inspectorBuilding and ConstruCtion summer 2012 Construction Management Sustainability Studies & Green

California at Davis, University of

416

Construction quality assurance report  

SciTech Connect

This report provides a summary of the construction quality assurance (CQA) observation and test results, including: The results of the geosynthetic and soil materials conformance testing. The observation and testing results associates with the installation of the soil liners. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the HDPE geomembrane liner systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the leachate collection and removal systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the working surfaces. The observation and testing results associated with in-plant manufacturing process. Summary of submittal reviews by Golder Construction Services, Inc. The submittal and certification of the piping material specifications. The observation and verification associated of the Acceptance Test Procedure results of the operational equipment functions. Summary of the ECNs which are incorporated into the project.

Roscha, V.

1994-09-08

417

Construct a phylogenetic tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page will construct a phylogenetic tree of the creatures you select below. It will use the protein sequences of the protein cytochrome c from each of these organisms to construct the tree. Select the desired creatures from the lists below. To select more than one in the same list, hold down the apple key (on Macs); the control key (on PCs); on the Suns, you just click. If you want to clear your selections and start over, click the "Clear all selections" button. You must also choose one and only one outgroup organism so that your tree will have a root. This is especially important for the parsimony analysis. The outgroup organism should not be closely related to the other organisms. When you have made the selections you want, click the "calculate tree" button. Your request will then be processed. This may take a while, so please be patient.

Brian White

2012-06-28

418

Constructing computer virus phylogenies  

SciTech Connect

There has been much recent algorithmic work on the problem of reconstructing the evolutionary history of biological species. Computer virus specialists are interested in finding the evolutionary history of computer viruses--a virus is often written using code fragments from one or more other viruses, which are its immediate ancestors. A phylogeny for a collection of computer viruses is a directed acyclic graph whose nodes are the viruses and whose edges map ancestors to descendants and satisfy the property that each code fragment is ``invented`` only once. To provide a simple explanation for the data, we consider the problem of constructing such a phylogeny with a minimal number of edges. In general, this optimization problem cannot be solved in quasi-polynomial time unless NQP=QP; we present positive and negative results for associated approximated problems. When tree solutions exist, they can be constructed and randomly sampled in polynomial time.

Goldberg, L.A. [Warwick Univ., Coventry (United Kingdom) Dept. of Computer Science; Goldberg, P.W. [Aston Univ., Birmingham (United Kingdom) Dept. of Applied Mathematics; Phillips, C.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sorkin, G.B. [International Business Machines Corp., Yorktown Heights, NY (United States). Thomas J. Watson Research Center

1996-03-01

419

National Parks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online directory focuses on national parks throughout the country that offer educational opportunities. Where possible, it includes the following information for each: the type of support offered, including educational materials, access to a naturalist or specialists, and classes/workshops; and mailing address and contact information. In addition, a link to the National Park Service's Web site is included.

420

Lunar concrete for construction  

SciTech Connect

Feasibility of using concrete for lunar-base construction has been discussed recently without relevant data for the effects of vacuum on concrete. Our experimental studies performed earlier at Los Alamos have shown that concrete is stable in vacuum with no deterioration of its quality as measured by the compressive strength. Various considerations of using concrete successfully on the moon are provided in this paper along with specific conclusions from the existing data base. 10 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Cullingford, H.S.; Keller, M.D.

1988-01-01

421

Lunar concrete for construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Feasibility of using concrete for lunar-base construction has been discussed recently without relevant data for the effects of vacuum on concrete. Experimental studies performed earlier at Los Alamos have shown that concrete is stable in vacuum with no deterioration of its quality as measured by the compressive strength. Various considerations of using concrete successfully on the moon are provided in this paper along with specific conclusions from the existing data base.

Cullingford, Hatice S.; Keller, M. Dean

1988-01-01

422

Construct Arguments: Pumpkin Seeds  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This professional development video clip shows students engaged in the Common Core Practice Standard #3—Construct viable arguments for conclusions reached and critique the reasoning of others. In this lesson, learners work in groups to discuss and revise their estimates of how many seeds are in a small pumpkin. Additional resources include a video transcript, teaching tips, and a link to a professional development reflection activity based upon the video.

WGHB Boston

2013-01-01

423

Constructing Physics Understanding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Constructing Physics Understanding (CPU) Project has developed a set powerful simulation software in six content areas, and a unique software journal where students can track the evolution of their ideas using text and graphics. The software is appropriate for use at the high school level and above, and may be appropriate for some younger students. A set of constructivist oriented learning materials is available that makes use of the software. CPU is supported by NSF and San Diego State University.

424

Geometry Construction: Polyhedral Playthings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners create 3D geometric shapes using straws and pipe cleaners. Learners will discover that only certain combinations of two-dimensional shapes make polyhedrons, or regular three-dimensional shapes. This lesson guide includes step-by-step instructions with photos and various methods for constructing a variety of shapes. Learners can make elaborate shapes including: stellated dodecahedron; stellated cube; and stellated tetrahedron.

Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop

2011-01-01

425

Lunar concrete for construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Feasibility of using concrete for lunar base construction was discussed recently without relevant data for the effects of vacuum on concrete. Our experimental studies performed earlier at Los Alamos have shown that concrete is stable in vacuum with no deterioration of its quality as measured by the compressive strength. Various considerations of using concrete successfully on the Moon are provided in this paper, along with specific conclusions from the existing database.

Cullingford, Hatice S.; Keller, M. Dean

1992-01-01

426

www.engineering.unl.edu l www.const.unl.edu l http://cm.unl.edu construction  

E-print Network

of Architectural Engineering and Construction. Construction is the largest and most diversified industry in the nation. The key professionals in this vast enterprise are construction managers: industry leaders who to Construction Industry ENGL 151 3 cr English Composition ENGR 010 0 cr Freshman Engineering Seminar GEOL 101 4

Farritor, Shane

427

Toward a constructive physics  

SciTech Connect

We argue that the discretization of physics which has occurred thanks to the advent of quantum mechanics has replaced the continuum standards of time, length and mass which brought physics to maturity by counting. The (arbitrary in the sense of conventional dimensional analysis) standards have been replaced by three dimensional constants: the limiting velocity c, the unit of action h, and either a reference mass (eg m/sub p/) or a coupling constant (eg G related to the mass scale by hc/(2..pi..Gm/sub p//sup 2/) approx. = 1.7 x 10/sup 38/). Once these physical and experimental reference standards are accepted, the conventional approach is to connect physics to mathematics by means of dimensionless ratios. But these standards now rest on counting rather than ratios, and allow us to think of a fourth dimensionless mathematical concept, which is counting integers. According to constructive mathematics, counting has to be understood before engaging in the practice of mathematics in order to avoid redundancy. In its strict form constructive mathematics allows no completed infinities, and must provide finite algorithms for the computation of any acceptable concept. This finite requirement in constructive mathematics is in keeping with the practice of physics when that practice is restricted to hypotheses which are testable in a finite time. In this paper we attempt to outline a program for physics which will meet these rigid criteria while preserving, in so far as possible, the successes that conventional physics has already achieved.

Noyes, H.P.; Gefwert, C.; Manthey, M.J.

1983-06-01

428

INFINITY construction contract signed  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Key state and community leaders celebrated April 6 with the signing of a construction contract for the state-of-the-art INFINITY Science Center planned near John C. Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. Gulfport Mayor George Schloegel (l to r), chair of non-profit INFINITY Science Center Inc., was joined for the signing ceremony at the Hancock Bank in Gulfport by Virginia Wagner, sister of late Hancock Bank President Leo Seal Jr.; and Roy Anderson III, president and CEO of Roy Anderson Corp. Seal was the first chair of INFINITY Science Center Inc., which has led in development of the project. Roy Anderson Corp. plans to begin construction on the 72,000-square-foot, $28 million science and education center in May. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) also is set to begin construction of a $2 million access road to the new center. The April 6 ceremony was attended by numerous officials, including former Stennis Space Center Directors Jerry Hlass and Roy Estess; Mississippi Senate President Pro Tempore Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport; Mississippi Rep. Diane Peranich, D-Pass Christian; and MDOT Southern District Commissioner Wayne Brown.

2010-01-01

429

Young African American children constructing identities in an urban integrated science-literacy classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is a qualitative study of identities constructed and enacted by four 3rd-grade African American children (two girls and two boys) in an urban classroom that engaged in a year-long, integrated science-literacy project. Juxtaposing narrative and discursive identity lenses, coupled with race and gender perspectives, I examined the ways in which the four children saw and performed themselves as students and as science students in their classroom. Interview data were used for the narrative analysis and classroom Discourse and artifacts were used for the discursive analysis. A constructivist grounded theory framework was adopted for both analyses. The findings highlight the diversity and richness of perspectives and forms of engagement these young children shared and enacted, and help us see African American children as knowers, doers, and talkers of science individually and collectively. In their stories about themselves, all the children identified themselves as smart but they associated with smartness different characteristics and practices depending on their strengths and preferences. Drawing on the children's social, cultural, and ethnolinguistic resources, the dialogic and multimodal learning spaces facilitated by their teacher allowed the children to explore, negotiate, question, and learn science ideas. The children in this study brought their understandings and ways of being into the "lived-in" spaces co-created with classmates and teacher and influenced how these spaces were created. At the same time, each child's ways of being and understandings were shaped by the words, actions, behaviors, and feelings of peers and teacher. Moreover, as these four children engaged with science-literacy activities, they came to see themselves as competent, creative, active participants in science learning. Although their stories of "studenting" seemed dominated by following rules and being well-behaved, their stories of "sciencing" were filled with exploration, ingenuity, risk taking, and thinking. The study calls for (a) research that is positioned within children's perspectives and give voice to the experiences of African American children in urban schools, (b) teacher education that supports teachers' efforts to help urban school students become academically successful, and (c) policy that foregrounds identity development along with subject-matter learning.

Kane, Justine M.

430

NCSX Construction Progress and Research Plans  

SciTech Connect

Stellarators use 3D plasma and magnetic field shaping to produce a steady-state disruption-free magnetic confinement configuration. Compact stellarators have additional attractive properties — quasi-symmetric magnetic fields and low aspect ratio. The National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) is being constructed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in partnership with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to test the physics of a high-beta compact stellarator with a lowripple, tokamak-like magnetic configuration. The engineering challenges of NCSX stem from its complex geometry requirements. These issues are addressed in the construction project through manufacturing R&D and system engineering. As a result, the fabrication of the coil winding forms and vacuum vessel are proceeding in industry without significant technical issues, and preparations for winding the coils at PPPL are in place. Design integration, analysis, and dimensional control are functions provided by system engineering to ensure that the finished product will satisfy the physics requirements, especially accurate realization of the specified coil geometries. After completion of construction in 2009, a research program to test the expected physics benefits will start.

Neilson, G. H.; Heitzenroeder, P.; Lyon, J.; Nelson, B.; Reiersen, W.; Zarnstorff, M.; Brooks, A.; Brown, T.; Cole, M.; Chrzanowski, J.; Fogarty, P.; Gettelfinger, G.; Goranson, P.; Raftopoulos, S.; Schmidt, J.; Stratton, B.; Simmons, R.; Strykowsky, R.; Viola, M.; Williams, M.; Williamson, D.

2005-09-26

431

Targets for the National Ignition Campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a 192 beam Nd-glass laser facility presently under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for performing inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and experiments studying high energy density (HED) science. When completed in 2009, NIF will be able to produce 1.8 MJ, 500 TW of ultraviolet light for target experiments that will create conditions of

L J Atherton

2008-01-01

432

Targets for the National Ignition Campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a 192 beam Nd-glass laser facility presently under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for performing inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and experiments studying high energy density (HED) science. When completed in 2009, NIF will be able to produce 1.8 MJ, 500 TW of ultraviolet light for target experiments that will create conditions of

2007-01-01

433

Green Bank (National Radio Astronomical Observatory)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Located in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. The site of the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope, which was under construction during 1999 and 2000. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a facility of the US National Science Foundation, and is operated under a cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI)....

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

434

Constructions of sexuality in later life: Analyses of Canadian magazine and newspaper portrayals of online dating.  

PubMed

Advertisements as well as contemporary literature and films often depict older adults as sexually undesirable and unattractive, which reinforces the stereotype that they are nonsexual. However, the evolving discourses of successful aging emphasize that active engagement in life is a key element of healthy aging and as such, have been influencing the ways that older adults' sexuality is represented. This paper explores how popular newspapers and magazines in Canada construct and portray later life sexuality within the context of online dating. We retrieved 144 newspaper and magazine articles about later life online dating that were published between 2009 and 2011. Our thematic and discursive analyses of the articles generated six themes. Of 144 articles, 13% idealized sexuality (sexual attractiveness and optimal sexual engagement) for older adults. The articles portrayed sexual interests and functioning as declining in later life (19%) more often than sustaining (15%). Approximately 15% of the articles suggested that older adults should explore new techniques to boost sexual pleasure, thereby medicalizing and ameliorating sexual decline. In addition, the articles challenged the stereotype of older adults as non-sexual and claimed that sexual engagement in later life was valuable as it contributed to successful aging. We address the paradox in the articles' positive portrayals of older adults' sexuality and the tensions that arise between the two distinct ideals of sexuality that they advance. PMID:25661855

Wada, Mineko; Hurd Clarke, Laura; Rozanova, Julia

2015-01-01

435

Highly efficient induction heating units for metallurgy and machine construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Induction heating units are being used increasingly widely in metallurgy and machine construction in all industrially developed\\u000a nations: in metalhurgy—to refine ferrous, nonferrous, and noble metals, including in vacuums; in machine construction—for\\u000a quenching, soldering, annealing, stamping, hard-facing, and other operations. The reason is the possibility of moving products\\u000a at high speeds in such furnaces within a precisely prescribed heating zone

L. I. Faerman; V. I. Luzgin; A. Yu. Petrov; S. A. Rachkov

1997-01-01

436

National Hydrography Dataset (NHD)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Spearheaded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Geological Survey (USGS), the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is "a comprehensive set of digital spatial data that encodes information about naturally occurring and constructed bodies of water, paths through which water flows, and related entities." The dataset is useful in the creation of maps, in geocoding observations (i.e., linking data to water features), and in modeling the flow of water and water-borne materials. To make the data more accessible to potential users, the USGS has developed a series of National Hydrography Dataset Tutorials, describing database components such as Feature Classes, Reach Flow, and Event Tables. A series of internal links points users to a wealth of additional information.

437

Construct Arguments: Ladybug Counting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This professional development video clip shows students in a bilingual classroom engaged in the Common Core Practice Standard #3-Construct viable arguments for conclusions reached and critique the reasoning of others. Students observe ladybugs and collect data in order to answer quantitative questions-What is the the number of antennae, heads, mouths, feet, and wings. The individual data is compiled into a class chart and the learners compare and discuss data as a class. Additional resources include a video transcript, teaching tips, and a link to a professional development reflection activity based upon the video.

WGHB Boston

2013-01-01

438

Nanoscale construction with DNA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The programmability of DNA makes it an attractive material for constructing intricate nanoscale shapes. One method for creating these structures is DNA origami, in which a multiple-kilobase single-stranded ``scaffold'' is folded into a custom nanoscale shape by interacting with hundreds of short oligonucleotide ``staple'' strands. I will talk about our efforts to realize demand-meeting applications of this method, including our recent development of nanoscale devices to mimic cell-signaling stimulation carried out by our own immune systems.

Douglas, Shawn

2013-03-01

439

Constructing optimal entanglement witnesses  

SciTech Connect

We provide a class of indecomposable entanglement witnesses. In 4x4 case, it reproduces the well-known Breuer-Hall witness. We prove that these witnesses are optimal and atomic, i.e., they are able to detect the 'weakest' quantum entanglement encoded into states with positive partial transposition. Equivalently, we provide a construction of indecomposable atomic maps in the algebra of 2kx2k complex matrices. It is shown that their structural physical approximations give rise to entanglement breaking channels. This result supports recent conjecture by Korbicz et al. [Phys. Rev. A 78, 062105 (2008)].

Chruscinski, Dariusz; Pytel, Justyna; Sarbicki, Gniewomir [Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, GrudziaPdzka 5/7, 87-100 Torun (Poland)

2009-12-15

440

3 CFR 8977 - Proclamation 8977 of May 10, 2013. National Defense Transportation Day and National...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...backed up. Too many of our bridges remain unsafe...the infrastructure our businesses need most. These initiatives...communities, expand small businesses, and get more construction...infrastructure. In recognition of the importance of our Nation's...

2014-01-01

441

National Academies  

MedlinePLUS

... Academies aimed at improving disaster resilience in the United States. As the nation honored its veterans on Nov. ... is causing the record-low temperatures in the United States and Canada. In an interview with BBC Future, ...

442

National Anthem  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A montage of video clips over the years, footage shows the spacecrews, launch, and landing for different orbiters and missions. Clips include the Endeavour and Atlantis Orbiters and are shown to the music of the American National Anthem.

1991-01-01

443

Globalization Nationalized  

E-print Network

Globalism and globalization have been seen as competitors to other allegiances, namely regionalism and nationalism. A look at recent efforts at reconceptualizing global history in China, Korea and the U.S., however, suggests ...

Mazlish, Bruce

444

Advanced Construction Technology Center research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The research reported was part of the Department of Defense Universities Research Initiative (URI) Program. Because of the heavy investment in planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of its huge physical plant, the U.S. Army included Advanced Construction Technology as one of the areas of concentration in the URI program. The research program consisted of 28 research projects conducted in the following five areas: nondestructive evaluation technologies for constructed works, construction site metrology, new materials and material technologies for construction, computer-aided construction, and special technologies. Accordingly, the research program was a multi-disciplinary program conducted by faculty and graduate students at the University of Illinois.

Murtha, J. P.

1993-03-01

445

Design, construct,. own  

SciTech Connect

Even before the fabled Six Companies got together to build Hoover Dam, large engineering and construction (E C) organizations were an integral part of the power industry. For most of this century, their involvement in the industry followed a simple pattern: major electric utilities conceived and financed large power plants, and large E C companies built them. The business became markedly more complicated after the passage of the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PUPRA) in 1978 and as fewer new utility plants were built throughout the 1980s. As the traditional power business has changed, E C firms have had to examine their businesses and develop new strategies for participating in the independent energy field. Companies have responded to the new market in a variety of ways, including gearing down to design and build smaller projects; learning about alternative energy technologies; offering design and construction services on a fixed price basis; and - most non-traditional of all - participating in project financing, ownership, and operation. To find out what strategies executives are developing to succeed in today's market, Independent Energy surveyed 17 of the top E C companies. The results are that, although all appear committed to maintaining their status as major players in the power industry of the new decade, the companies have considerable differences in experience, strategy, and expectations for the future.

Hocker, C.

1990-04-01

446

Lunar construction utility vehicle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The lunar construction utility vehicle (LCUV) is an all-purpose construction vehicle which will aid in the robotic assembly of a lunar outpost. The LCUV will have the following capabilities: (1) must be self supporting including repairs; (2) must offload itself from a lunar lander; (3) must be telerobotic and semi-autonomous; (4) must be able to transport one space station common module; (5) must allow for man-rated operation; and (6) must be able to move lunar regolith for site preparation. This study recommends the use of an elastic tracked vehicle. Detailed material analyses of most of the LCUV components were accomplished. The body frame, made of pinned truss elements, was stress analyzed using NASTRAN. A track connection system was developed; however, kinematic and stress analyses are still required. This design recommends the use of hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells for power. Thermal control has proven to be a problem which may be the most challenging technically. A tentative solution has been proposed which utilizes an onboard and towable radiator. Detailed study of the heat dissipation requirements is needed to finalize radiator sizing. Preliminary work on a man-rated cabin has begun; however, this is not required during the first mission phase of the LCUV. Finally, still in the conceptual phases, are the communication, navigation and mechanical arm systems.

1989-01-01

447

MAST Upgrade - Construction Status  

E-print Network

The Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) is the centre piece of the UK fusion research programme. In 2010, a MAST Upgrade programme was initiated with three primary objectives, to contribute to: 1) Testing reactor concepts (in particular exhaust solutions via a flexible divertor allowing Super-X and other extended leg configurations); 2) Adding to the knowledge base for ITER (by addressing important plasma physics questions and developing predictive models to help optimise ITER performance of ITER) and 3) Exploring the feasibility of using a spherical tokamak as the basis for a fusion Component Test Facility. With the project mid-way through its construction phase, progress will be reported on a number of the critical subsystems. This will include manufacture and assembly of the coils, armour and support structures that make up the new divertors, construction of the new set coils that make up the centre column, installation of the new power supplies for powering the divertor coils and enhanced TF coil set, progr...

Milnes, Joe; Dhalla, Fahim; Fishpool, Geoff; Hill, John; Katramados, Ioannis; Martin, Richard; Naylor, Graham; O'Gorman, Tom; Scannell, Rory

2015-01-01

448

National Biobanks  

PubMed Central

The development of genomics has dramatically expanded the scope of genetic research, and collections of genetic biosamples have proliferated in countries with active genomics research programs. In this essay, we consider a particular kind of collection, national biobanks. National biobanks are often presented by advocates as an economic “resource” that will be used by both basic researchers and academic biologists, as well as by pharmaceutical diagnostic and clinical genomics companies. Although national biobanks have been the subject of intense interest in recent social science literature, most prior work on this topic focuses either on bioethical issues related to biobanks, such as the question of informed consent, or on the possibilities for scientific citizenship that they make possible. We emphasize, by contrast, the economic aspect of biobanks, focusing specifically on the way in which national biobanks create biovalue. Our emphasis on the economic aspect of biobanks allows us to recognize the importance of what we call clinical labor—that is, the regularized, embodied work that members of the national population are expected to perform in their role as biobank participants—in the creation of biovalue through biobanks. Moreover, it allows us to understand how the technical way in which national biobanks link clinical labor to databases alters both medical and popular understandings of risk for common diseases and conditions. PMID:20526462

Mitchell, Robert

2010-01-01

449

Construction management - the key to successful reclamation  

SciTech Connect

Successful reclamation begins at the time of the initial project proposal. For surface disturbing activities proposed on public lands, environmental documentation in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the key step in determining the preferred alternative. Detailed project design proceeds based on the original proposal as modified during NEPA compliance and guided by environmental concerns and mitigating measures resulting from NEPA documentation. The investment in time and money to complete proposals, NEPA compliance, and detailed design is compromised unless sound procedures for project management and, specifically, construction control are established up front.

Bauer, G.D. [Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs, WY (United States)

1990-12-31

450

DCCPS: Health Behavior Constructs: Theory, Measurement, & Research  

Cancer.gov

When the NEWS was administered to a national sample of both urban and rural residents through telephone interviews the test-retest reliability across a period of one to three weeks, calculated by a 1-way intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), was at the moderate level or higher (0.4 to 0.6 agreement) for all major constructs. Reliability was highest for land use mix-diversity (0.93) and lowest for street connectivity (0.41). Detailed information on ICC and % observed agreement are presented in Brownson et al.

451

The 4-dimensional masonry construction  

E-print Network

This design-research thesis - The 4-Dimensional Masonry Construction - presents innovation in the design and construction of thin-shell tile vaulted structures. The core research contributions of this thesis are: #1 Testing ...

Davis, Lara K. (Lara Katherine)

2010-01-01

452

Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics  

E-print Network

Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics Thierry Coquand Luminy, April 7, 2014 #12;Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics References on univalent foundation V. Voevodsky Univalent foundation home page and "Experimental library of univalent foundation of mathematics" B. Ahrens. C. Kapulkin

Coquand, Thierry

453

Construction of an Inexpensive Planetarium  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the use of a faceted geodesic structure in place of the true spherical dome in the construction of an effective and modestly priced planetarium. Indicates that the construction can be undertaken as a student group project. (CC)

Schade, Herbert C.; Boyt, Richard

1973-01-01

454

Vehicle fuel tank construction  

SciTech Connect

A fuel tank construction is described for use on a vehicle comprising a body portion defining a reservoir for containing a supply of diesel fuel, a fuel inlet having an inlet opening connected to the body portion, the fuel inlet having a thread portion adjacent the inlet opening, an adaptor means forming an extension of the fuel inlet, the adaptor means comprising a tubular member having an internal threaded portion at one end and an external threaded portion at the other end thereof, the internal threads complementing the threaded portion of the fuel inlet, and the external threaded portion being left handed threads, and a cap defining a closure for the adaptor means, the cap having internal threads complementing the external threads to mate therewith.

Feenick, R.A.

1987-01-27

455

Constructing a Barometer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This experimental activity is designed to develop a basic understanding of the relationship between temperature and pressure and that a barometer can be constructed to detect this relationship. Resources needed to build a simple barometer include a canning jar with metal lid ring, large balloon, a block of wood, ruler, a nail, wood glue, hammer and a screwdriver. The resource includes background information, teaching tips and questions to guide student discussion. This is chapter 6 of Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9. The guide includes a discussion of learning science, the use of inquiry in the classroom, instructions for making simple weather instruments, and more than 20 weather investigations ranging from teacher-centered to guided and open inquiry investigations.

456

National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Programs  

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Programs International Collaboration NASA: The Odyssey #12;National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA's Vision To reach for new heights;National Aeronautics and Space Administration The President's Budget Request and Authorization Act of 2010

457

Regulating Constructed Wetlands in Scotland  

E-print Network

23/05/2012 1 Regulating Constructed Wetlands in Scotland Andy Hemingway Constructed wetlands for Industry & Commerce 21st May 2012 Content · Types of wetland from regulatory perspective · Main regulatory regimes · Regulatory considerations and case studies of constructed wetlands ­ Sewage ­ Industrial

Heal, Kate

458

CONDITIONAL CONSTRUCTIONS AS RHETORICAL STRUCTURES  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I will look into conditional constructions as rhetorical constructions used in discourse. Conditionality is almost tantamount to unassertability (Comrie 1986, Dancygier 1998), and hence one would naturally think that in discourse conditional constructions would not have a great role to play in cases in which epistemic distance is not required. While accepting this generally held view in

Eliza Kitis

459

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ONE-HUNDRED MANUFACTURERS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN BIDDING FOR A SYSTEM ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION CALLED SCSD OR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT TO THE FIRST CALIFORNIA COMMISSION ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS. TWENTY-TWO BUILDINGS COMPRISED THE PROJECT. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO DEVELOP AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF STANDARD SCHOOL BUILDING COMPONENTS…

BOICE, JOHN,; AND OTHERS

460

Geotextiles in Flexible Pavement Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

People everywhere in the developed world regularly drive on paved roads. Learning about the construction techniques and materials used in paving benefits technology and construction students. This article discusses the use of geosynthetic textiles in pavement construction. It presents background on pavements and describes geotextiles and drainage…

Alungbe, Gabriel D.

2004-01-01

461

Construction Site Storm Water Sampling California's New Construction Sampling and Analysis Requirements  

SciTech Connect

The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) originally issued a National Pollutant Discharge System (NPDES) permit for storm water discharges associated with construction activities in 1992. This NPDES permit was issued as a general permit, applicable throughout the state (with certain exceptions). The general construction permit was made site-specific by a discharger-developed Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). As with most NPDES construction storm water permits, monitoring requirements were limited to inspections. Sampling and analysis of discharges was not specifically required, but a Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) could require additional monitoring. In 1999, the State -Board revised and reissued its construction general permit. While the 1999 permit significantly enhanced the erosion and sediment control descriptions and requirements, and expanded the inspection program, sampling and analysis was still not required. Environmental advocacy groups took exception to the absence of sampling requirements and sought relief in court to add sampling and analysis. In 2001, the State Board in response to the court order adopted a resolution requiring sampling and analysis of construction site runoff under two conditions. Turbidity and/or sediment sampling is required when construction site runoff enters water bodies determined to impaired for sediment or turbidity. Sampling for non-visible pollutants is required when construction operations expose materials to storm water. Sampling construction site runoff is relatively new concept for NPDES permits. Only a few permits throughout the country require sampling and analysis for sediment-related pollutants, and California is one of the only permitting entities to require sampling for non-visible pollutants in construction site runoff. The added complexity of sampling runoff requires construction operators and erosion and sediment control professionals to expand their skill set. The bottom line of the new California sampling and analysis requirements is a renewed emphasis on erosion and sediment control as well as proper materials management. In the instance of the non-visible pollutants, the requirements provide incentives for projects that eliminate exposure of construction materials management by reducing sampling requirements.

Forrest, C.L.; Mathews, S.

2002-04-02

462

Factors Influencing Maintained Markup of National and Private Apparel Brands  

Microsoft Academic Search

This exploratory research examines Sheth's (1981) constructs of merchandise requirements and supplier accessibility factors and their effect on the maintained markup percentage earned for national and private apparel brands. The effect of merchandise requirements and supplier accessibility factors on the maintained markup percentage of national and private sportswear apparel brands was examined. A national survey of department store buyers indicated

Jane Boyd Thomas; Nancy L. Cassill; David G. Herr

1999-01-01

463

The Role of the United States at the United Nations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The permanent U. S. Representative to the United Nations discusses the United States' role at the United Nations. Identifies three contexts in which the United States has been, in recent years, afforded the opportunity to participate in constructive action. Stresses the idea that the United Nations provides a productive forum. (KO)

Pickering, Thomas R.

1989-01-01

464

Mojave National Preserve Joshua Tree National Park  

E-print Network

Death Valley Mojave National Preserve Joshua Tree National Park National Park National Training Los Angeles San Diego Needles Blythe Salton Sea Anza- Borrego State Park San Bernardino National Contingent Corridor Deleted Corridor Land Status BLM National Park Service Forest Service Military USFWS

Laughlin, Robert B.

465

13. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, March ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

13. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, March 9, 1919. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #4801, 3/9/19 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

466

15. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May ...  

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15. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May 28, 1919. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #5046, 5/29/19 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

467

11. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, July ...  

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11. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, July 5, 1918. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #3988, 7/5/18 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

468

14. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May ...  

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14. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May 5, 1919. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #4930, 5/5/19 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

469

16. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May ...  

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16. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May 29, 1919. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #5049, 5/29/19 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

470

12. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, September ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

12. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, September 8, 1918. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #4229, 9/6/18 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

471

89. AVALON DAM Photographic copy of construction drawing dated ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

89. AVALON DAM - Photographic copy of construction drawing dated February 15, 1912 (from Record Group 115, Box 17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) GUIDES, GIRDERS AND DUST GUARDS FOR 21 FT. DIA. GATES - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Avalon Dam, On Pecos River, 4 miles North of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

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159. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated July 2, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

159. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated July 2, 1930 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM; RADIAL INSPECTION GALLERIES AT EL. 2377.8 & 2500; DETAILS OF PORTALS-DOWNSTREAM FACE. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

473

Constructing a Cooperative Distance Learning System: The CORAL Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of the Cooperative Remotely Accessible Learning (CORAL) system on the Internet at National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) that promotes cooperative constructive distance learning and provides the first comprehensive and networked courseware written in Chinese. Results of formative evaluation are described and future…

Chou, Chien; Sun, Chuen-Tsai

1996-01-01

474

Occupational deaths and injuries in the construction industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study concerned with the characteristics of occupational deaths and injuries in the construction industry of South Korea. The national statistics of industrial accidents in the years 1991–1994 were extracted from the annual publications of the Ministry of Labor. These data were analyzed in terms of the size of company, age of injured person, work experience, accident type, injury type,

Byung Yong Jeong

1998-01-01

475

180. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

180. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). VOLUME CHANGE IN MASS CONCRETE; OWYHEE DAM CONRETE RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; INVAR METER DETAILS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

476

185. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

185. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). VOLUME CHANGE IN MASS CONCRETE; OWYHEE DAM CONCRETE RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; CONTRACTION JOINT METER INSTALLATION. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

477

181. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

181. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). VOLUME CHANGE IN MASS CONCRETE; OWYHEE DAM CONCRETE RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; LOCATION OF TERMINAL BOARDS AND CONDUCTS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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182. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

182. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). VOLUME CHANGE IN MASS CONCRETE; OWYHEE DAM CONCRETE RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; LAYOUT OF INTERNAL STRAIN MEASURING DEVICES. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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179. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated July, 1932 ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

179. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated July, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). VOLUME CHANGE IN MASS CONCRETE; OWYHEE DAM CONCRETE RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; TERMINAL BOARD FOR PANEL DEVICES. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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184. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

184. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). VOLUME CHANGE IN MASS CONCRETE; OWYHEE DAM RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; LAYOUT OF CONTRACTION JOINT MEASURING DEVICES. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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186. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

186. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). VOLUME CHANGE IN MASS CONCRETE; OWYHEE DAM CONCRETE RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; MISCELLANEOUS VERTICAL SECTIONS; THROUGH PANELS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

482

Model Spacecraft Construction, Units for Secondary School Industrial Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides twelve model spacecraft construction plans for use by secondary school teachers in industrial arts classes. These models were adopted and developed from plans supplied by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and are representative selections from the many spacecraft used in space exploration programs. Some…

Dean, C. Thomas; And Others

483

Costs of occupational injuries in construction in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents costs of fatal and nonfatal injuries for the construction industry using 2002 national incidence data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a comprehensive cost model that includes direct medical costs, indirect losses in wage and household productivity, as well as an estimate of the quality of life costs due to injury. Costs are presented at the

Geetha M. Waehrer; Xiuwen S. Dong; Ted Miller; Elizabeth Haile; Yurong Men

2007-01-01

484

5. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW OF ASSEMBLY USED TO RAISE AND ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

5. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW OF ASSEMBLY USED TO RAISE AND LOWER FUEL ELEMENTS. TAKEN FROM TOP OF SHIELDING TANK WITH CAMERA POINTING TOWARDS BOTTOM OF TANK. SHOWS LADDER, SQUARE LIFTING FRAME, FUEL ELEMENT HOLDERS, AND CABLE CYLINDERS. INEL PHOTO NUMBER 65-5434, TAKEN OCTOBER 20, 1965. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

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6. Photographic copy of original construction drawing, no date, from ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

6. Photographic copy of original construction drawing, no date, from files in the Office of the Chief Engineer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, Denver. GATE CONTROL STRUCTURE (generic drawing used for all five dams in refuge) - J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge Dams, Along Lower Souris River, Kramer, Bottineau County, ND

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13. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated May 5, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

13. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated May 5, 1935, from the files at the Office of the Chief Engineer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, Denver. STRUCTURAL DETAILS GATE STRUCTURE 320 - J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge, Dam 320, Along Lower Souris River, Kramer, Bottineau County, ND

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145. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated April 10, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

145. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated April 10, 1928 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM; PLAN, ELEVATION AND SECTIONS, ARCH-GRAVITY DAM. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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Virtual WiFi Network Database Construction for Positioning Services  

E-print Network

Virtual WiFi Network Database Construction for Positioning Services Jinyoung Han Seoul National Internet. In WiFi networks, a virtual network database (VNDB), which main- tains the estimated locations/Networking and Information Technology]: Mobile Computing Support Service Keywords Received Signal Strength, Localization, WiFi

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42. Photocopy of original print construction drawing by General Electric ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

42. Photocopy of original print construction drawing by General Electric Company, Schenectady, N.Y., dated Jan. 10, 1917 (original print located at Yosemite National Park 104/60264) OUTLINE - GENERATOR, EXCITER & MACHINE - Yosemite Hydroelectric Power Plant, Highways 120 & 140, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

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4. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW OF EQUIPMENT IN FRONT PART OF ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

4. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW OF EQUIPMENT IN FRONT PART OF CONTROL BUNKER (TRANSFORMER, HYDRAULIC TANK, PUMP, MOTOR). SHOWS UNLINED CORRUGATED METAL WALL. CAMERA FACING EAST. INEL PHOTO NUMBER 65-5433, TAKEN OCTOBER 20, 1965. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

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15. DETAIL VIEW OF SAWMILL POWER HOUSE FOUNDATION (CONSTRUCTED IN ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

15. DETAIL VIEW OF SAWMILL POWER HOUSE FOUNDATION (CONSTRUCTED IN 1909) SHOWING THE WIRE-ROPE AND RAILROAD RAILS USED AS REINFORCEMENT IN THE CONCRETE. THIS SAME MODE OF REINFORCEMENT WAS USED IN THE DAM. - Hume Lake Dam, Sequioa National Forest, Hume, Fresno County, CA

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167. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated October 10, ...  

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167. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated October 10, 1930 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM-IRRIGATION OUTLET; 48 NEEDLE VALVES; PRESSURE PIPING AND MATERIAL LIST. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

493

170. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated October 24, ...  

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170. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated October 24, 1930 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). 48 INTERNAL DIFFERENTIAL NEEDLE VALVE, SPLIT LONG BODY TYPE-EXTENDED CONTROL, GENERAL ASSEMBLY-LIST OF PARTS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING EMPLACEMENT STEEL BEAMS FUEL STORAGE BUILDING ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING EMPLACEMENT STEEL BEAMS FUEL STORAGE BUILDING (CPP-603) LOOKING EAST. INL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-51-1371. Unknown Photographer, 1/31/1951 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, Fuel Reprocessing Complex, Scoville, Butte County, ID

495

15. Photographic copy of construction plan (No 291) dated February ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

15. Photographic copy of construction plan (No 29-1) dated February 25, 1964 on file at the Department of Veterans Affairs Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center Engineering Services. First floor plan (library) and basement floor plan prior to partitions - National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers Western Branch, Ward Memorial Building, Franklin Avenue, southeast of Intersection with Rowland Avenue, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, KS

496

Live Virtual Constructive Distributed Test Environment Characterization Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report documents message latencies observed over various Live, Virtual, Constructive, (LVC) simulation environment configurations designed to emulate possible system architectures for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration in the National Airspace System (NAS) Project integrated tests. For each configuration, four scenarios with progressively increasing air traffic loads were used to determine system throughput and bandwidth impacts on message latency.

Murphy, Jim; Kim, Sam K.

2013-01-01

497

190. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated November 7, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

190. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated November 7, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). TUNNEL NO. 1 CONTROLLING WORKS; MODEL OF VENTURE METER-FILMS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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78 FR 77644 - Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota; Thunder Basin National Grassland, Wyoming; Teckla...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota...impact statement (EIS) on a proposal by Black Hills Power (BHP) to construct and operate...miles long. It would cross portions of the Black Hills National Forest and private...

2013-12-24

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Managing knowledge transfer between parent country nationals (Australia) and host country nationals (Asia)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent country nationals (PCNs) have traditionally played an important role in international business by transferring knowledge to overseas subsidiaries. Based on a case study of an Australian manufacturer in Asia, this study shows how the knowledge gap between PCNs and host country nationals (HCNs) represents a barrier to knowledge transfer. This paper uses Polanyi's (1962) tacit triangle construct to examine

Peter Massingham

2010-01-01

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Volcanic Glasses: Construction Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Natural glass is the product of rapidly cooled molten rock. Two natural sources of the melt are volcanic eruption and meteoritic impact. Pure glass is an amorphous aggregate. Volcanic glass is a material that could be utilized in the construction of extraterrestrial outposts. Pumice and perlite are volcanic glasses currently used in the building industry. Samples of natural volcanic glass found in the lunar regolith were returned to Earth as part of the Apollo and Luna programs. An alpha proton X-ray spectrometer onboard the Pathfinder recently examined martian rocks located in the vicinity of the lander craft. Preliminary results of chemical composition by weight of SiO2 50-55%, Al203 11-13%, K20 1-2%, Na20 2-5%, CaO 4-6%, MgO 3-7%, FeO 12-14%, S03 2-5%, and MnO <1% were given for two rocks. Parenthetically, the values for K and Mn were perhaps too high, and the analysis was based on X-ray data only. The appreciable amount of silica already found on Mars and empirical evidence to support the hypothesis that the planet once had water sufficient to rapidly cool magma imply the possibility of discovering natural glass of volcanic origin in subsequent missions.

Moskowitz, Samuel E.

1998-01-01