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1

Queering the Writing Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Composition classrooms and writing centers are spaces where negotiation of academic, social, cultural, and political identities are ubiquitous, yet research has not produced adequate theory and practice to help tutors and writers navigate identity production and its politics. This article seeks to begin conversations that might lead to better…

Denny, Harry

2010-01-01

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Writing Centers: Theory and Administration.  

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Prepared by writing center directors, the articles in this book examine the pedagogical theories of tutorial services and relate them to actual center practices. The 19 articles are arranged into three categories: writing center theory, writing center administration, and special concerns. Specific topics discussed in the articles include the…

Olson, Gary A., Ed.

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Diversity and Writing; Dialogue within a Modern University. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing (1st, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 16-19, 1990). Monograph Series No. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph is a report of the first annual conference sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing at the University of Minnesota. Both the conference and the monograph support the University's goal of fostering diversity within its academic community and also focus on one of the Center's goals: exploring the effects of…

Batchelder, Susan, Ed.

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Science Writing Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This reference provides students with assistance in writing assignments. It offers samples of Science and Language Arts materials that focus on the writing process. Examples include investigation charts, a science rubric, and graphic organizers. There are also lists of transition words and phrases and persuasive writing signal words, a set of instructions on how to write a persuasive essay, and a set of instructions on proofreading.

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Online Writing Center: Reference Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by the Center for Research on Writing and Communication Technologies at CSU, this site contains concise, bite-sized chunks of information on seven topics related to critical writing. Included are writing processes, critical reading, document types, and sources, among others. Each topic opens into a three-paned frame; topics are found in the second pane and brief explanations in the third. While not a comprehensive resource on any particular subject related to writing, the information about many subjects, along with the excellent overall organization of content, are this site's strengths.

Technologies., Colorado S.

1997-01-01

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Math in the Writing Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author discusses the perils of adhering to a data-driven model of instruction, and discusses how writing center coaches can become involved with all academic disciplines represented at their schools--even those with which they are not familiar--in order to help students learn how to think about the things they are studying and…

Morris , William L.

2006-01-01

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Teaching Audience Analysis in the Writing Center.  

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Awareness of audience is of major importance in rhetoric, but most students who come to a writing center need help in recognizing and accommodating an audience for their work. Standard warnings from rhetoric texts and writing instructors not to write for the instructor not withstanding, it is the job of the writing center staff to help the student…

Lorch, Sue

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A Guide to Providing Individualized Writing Experiences--Writing Labs and Writing Centers.  

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This guide is designed to provide a model for giving the individual student writer extended opportunities for writing and writing instruction through a learning-centered writing lab. The first section defines the learning center or writing lab concept and subsequent sections discuss the rationale, organization, and suggested activities for writing

Diamond, Irene M., Ed.; And Others

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Reader-Centered Technical Writing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Technical writing is an essential part of professional communication and in recent years it has shifted from a genre-based approach. Formerly, technical writing primarily focused on generating templates of documents and sometimes it was creating or reproducing traditional forms with minor modifications and updates. Now, technical writing looks at the situations surrounding the need to write. This involves deep thinking about the goals and objectives of the project on hand. Furthermore, one observes that it is very important for any participatory process to have the full support of management. This support needs to be well understood and believed by employees. Professional writing may be very persuasive in some cases. When presented in the appropriate context, technical writing can persuade a company to improve work conditions ensuring employee safety and timely production. However, one must recognize that lot of professional writing still continues to make use of reports and instruction manuals. Normally, technical and professional writing addresses four aspects. Objective: The need for generating a given professionally written technical document and the goals the document is expected to achieve and accomplish. Clientele: The clientele who will utilize the technical document. This may include the people in the organization. This may also include "unintended readers." Customers: The population that may be affected by the content of the technical document generated. This includes the stakeholders who will be influenced. Environment: The background in which the document is created. Also, the nature of the situation that warranted the generation of the document. Swiss Psychologist Jean Piaget's view of Learning focuses on three aspects. The author likes to extend Jean Piaget's ideas to students, who are asked to prepare and submit Reader-Centered Technical Writing reports and exercises. Assimilation: Writers may benefit specifically, by assimilating a new object into an old schema. This reinforces basic engineering and mathematical design concepts. Accommodation: Here, it may work in a different manner. Writers may have to accommodate an old schema to a new object. This helps engineers to focus more on applications. Adaptation: Assimilation and accommodation are the two sides of adaptation, Jean Piaget's term for what most of us would call learning. Mathematical design concepts generated by students should be suitable for creative engineering applications. References : Phillips, D. C. and Soltis, Jonas F. (2003) "Piagetian Structures and Psychological Constructivism," in Perspectives on Learning (4th edition). New York: Teachers College Press. Salvo, Michael J. (2001). Ethics of Engagement: User-Centered Design and Rhetorical Methodology. Technical Communication Quarterly Volume 10, Issue 3, 2001. pages 273-290. http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/piaget.html http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/624/01/

Narayanan, M.

2012-12-01

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Postsecondary Reading: What Writing Center Tutors Need to Know  

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Little research has discussed how writing center tutors can help postsecondary students develop skill in reading. Via individual interviews, this investigator collected data from eleven writing center tutors at a large urban public university. Analysis of this data suggests that while nearly all of the tutors lacked specific knowledge of how…

Griswold, W. Gary

2006-01-01

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Motivational Scaffolding, Politeness, and Writing Center Tutoring  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing center tutors know that improving writing skills requires sustained effort over a long period of time. They also know that motivation--the drive to actively invest in sustained effort toward a goal--is essential for writing improvement. Because motivation can direct attention toward particular tasks and increase both effort and…

Mackiewicz, Jo; Thompson, Isabelle

2013-01-01

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The Writing Center: An Opportunity in Democracy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Writing Center at Johnson County Community College as an institution that implements democratic ideals in its staffing and teaching; and where all voices are heard, encouraged, and validated. Describes three things necessary to achieve a writing center with a democratic nature: a peer-tutor program including formal tutor training;…

Mohr, Ellen

1999-01-01

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An Analysis of Writing Tutoring Assessment in Four Community College Writing Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing centers in American institutions of higher education have existed in one form or another since the late 1800s and early 1900s, providing individualized writing tutoring and support for students. As writing centers evolved, questions arose regarding the effects of writing tutoring on student writing. Some assessment studies on writing

Pantoja, Maria Veronica

2010-01-01

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New Conceptual Frameworks for Writing Center Work  

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This article presents the author's address for the International Writing Centers Association Conference in Las Vegas. The author's argument in this talk stresses the importance of paying attention to the conceptual frames writing tutors use to understand the world, their work, and the impact of their work on the world, and this attentiveness to…

Grimm, Nancy M.

2009-01-01

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Academic Writing Practices in Spanish Universities  

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Introduction: This article aims at describing the use of written genres at university and how they are used to teach and learn. Method: We carried out a descriptive study focusing on teachers' perceptions regarding the importance of academic writing in promoting learning, the degree of competence they attribute to academic writing in comparison…

Castello, Montserrat; Mateos, Mar; Castells, Nuria; Inesta, Anna; Cuevas, Isabel; Sole, Isabel

2012-01-01

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Requiring First-Year Writing Classes to Visit the Writing Center: Bad Attitudes or Positive Results?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The attempt of writing center consultants to discourage faculty from requiring classes to visit the writing center led to research that calls this longstanding practice into question. In the early days of the proliferation of writing centers, faculty were advised not to require either individual students or entire classes to go to the writing

Gordon, Barbara Lynn

2008-01-01

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Establishing a Writing Center on the Secondary Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The critical components to be considered when establishing a writing center at the secondary level are facilities, staff, and operation. The term writing center is used because writing center is a more inclusive concept than writing lab, dealing not only with remedial work but also with polishing acquired skills and assisting students with…

King, Barbara

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Constructing Student Learning through Faculty Development: Writing Experts, Writing Centers, and Faculty Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author explains how a writing center can be a potential host for housing writing instruction across the disciplines. She recommends writing centers act as hosts for various faculty development opportunities throughout the semester, and states that these centers can also hold faculty development resources and collaborative…

Werner, Courtney L.

2013-01-01

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Critical Inquiry and Writing Centers: A Methodology of Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By examining one writing center's role in student success, this project offers two examples of the way writing centers impact student engagement. This analysis models a methodology that writing and learning center directors can utilize in order to foster effective communication with stakeholders. By conducting data-driven assessment, directors can…

Bell, Diana Calhoun; Frost, Alanna

2012-01-01

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My Place or Yours: Theorizing Eclectic Writing Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

None of the theories that inform writing center work--Freudian theory, cognitivism, feminism, postmodernism, current-traditionalism, expressivism, social constructionism, and family systems theory--offer an adequate basis for writing center work. Even when Stephen North proposed "The Idea of a Writing Center" in 1984 (still considered to be the…

Rossini, Carol

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University Training Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the 24 Reading Recovery University Training Centers (UTCs) in North America. It notes that although each training center performs similar functions, they are all very different. It states that the first and probably the most visible function involves the wide scope of training, and that another function of the UTCs that…

Bufalino, Janet, Ed.

2000-01-01

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Serving the Community: A Small, Liberal Arts College Writing Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The word "service" certainly conjures some undesirable connotations, and theorists such as Nancy Grimm propose that writing centers need to shed their service labels to attain respectability. In this paper, the writing center director of a small liberal arts college shares her perspective and juxtaposes that with Grimm's position that writing

Rossini, Carol

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University of Colorado Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

The University of Colorado Cancer Center was founded and became an NCI-designated cancer center in 1988. CU Cancer Center became a comprehensive cancer center in 1997. The Center is headquartered on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

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A Multilanguage Online Writing Center for Professional Communication: Development and Testing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An online writing center developed at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, called Calliope, provides a modular platform aimed at enhancing learners' professional writing skills in five different languages: Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish. It supports courses in business and technical communication. The current version includes modules…

Jacobs, Geert; Opdenacker, Liesbeth; Waes, Luuk Van

2005-01-01

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Professional writing in nursing education: creating an academic-community writing center.  

PubMed

Contemporary professional nursing requires competency in both oral and written communication. Outside of writing for publication, instructional methods to teach professional writing in baccalaureate nursing programs are not well documented in the literature. The need for professional writing, coupled with the need to diversify the workforce with students from varying ethnic and educational backgrounds, creates some additional challenges to meet programmatic requirements for scholarly, evidence-based writing outcomes. As two new prelicensure programs were initiated, a comprehensive assessment was conducted that included student focus groups and writing assessment tools to assess writing quality and student support needs. As a result of these data, faculty implemented curricular and instructional revisions and created a writing center that was staffed by older adult volunteers who had careers in writing. The processes, tools, and preliminary outcomes of these faculty-initiated changes to improve student support for writing are presented. PMID:24127176

Latham, Christine L; Ahern, Nancy

2013-11-01

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Writing Their Own History: Student Learning Outcomes in a Multilingual University Writing Classroom  

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This paper describes a successful writing project with generation 1.5 college freshmen enrolled in a writing class. Generation 1.5 students may experience difficulties at universities when, despite being multilingual, the language they bring with them to college is often framed as a deficit. Students engaged in writing life histories experienced…

Collins, Molly Rojas

2009-01-01

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Writing the Transition to College: A Summer College Writing Experience at Elon University  

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The College Writing/Elon Academy summer partnership at Elon University offers a program model for supporting underrepresented students' transition to college. While the modified section of a required first-year writing course has some limitations, the summer course supports students' development of more complex writing processes and provides…

Moore, Jessie L.; Pyne, Kimberly B.; Patch, Paula

2013-01-01

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Assessment of Evidence in University Students' Scientific Writing.  

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Examines uses of evidence in university students' writing of scientific argument in an introductory-level oceanography course. Provides students with an interactive CD-ROM entitled 'Our Dynamic Planet' to write a scientific technical paper. Discusses ways of teaching students the construction of argument in scientific writing. (KHR)

Takao, Allison Y.; Kelly, Gregory J.

2003-01-01

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The High School Writing Center: Establishing and Maintaining One.  

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Focusing on high school writing centers, this collection of essays discusses a variety of issues associated with the writing center, including the process of securing the principal's support, setting goals, working out physical arrangements, training tutors and professional staff, fostering student participation, and record keeping. Essays and…

Farrell, Pamela B., Ed.

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Reconsiderations: After "The Idea of a Writing Center"  

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Originally published in a 1984 issue of "College English," Stephen North's article "The Idea of a Writing Center" has over the years been much cited in writing center scholarship. Even so, this scholarship as a whole did not proceed to gain much presence in "CE" and other broadly-oriented composition journals. Reconsidering North's piece, the…

Boquet, Elizabeth H.; Lerner, Neal

2008-01-01

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Moving computers into the writing center: The path to least resistance  

Microsoft Academic Search

As institutions transform themselves through computer technologies, writing centers should become campus leaders in development and use of computers for writing. In taking this leadership role, writing centers need to form reciprocal partnerships that require trust, commitment, and open communication. Through successful collaborative projects like computer writing classrooms and online writing labs (OWLs), writing centers help to shape the crossover

Cynthia A. Wambeam

1995-01-01

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Cerebral localization of the center for reading and writing music.  

PubMed

The mechanisms that underlie the ability to read and write music remain largely unclear compared to those involved in reading and writing language. We had the extremely rare opportunity to study the cerebral localization of the center for reading and writing music in the case of a professional trombonist. During rehearsal immediately before a concert, he suffered a hemorrhage that was localized to the left angular gyrus, the area that has long been known as the center for the ability to read and write. Detailed tests revealed that he showed symptoms of alexia with agraphia for both musical scores and language. PMID:11043568

Kawamura, M; Midorikawa, A; Kezuka, M

2000-09-28

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Integrating a Writing-Across-Curriculum Program into a Self-Access Learning Center  

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In recent years, several writing centers have been set up in colleges and universities of Taiwan. Almost at the same time, many self-access learning centers are being designed and built on campuses all over the island. Whether these two institutes function jointly or independently, dissatisfaction arises. In order to run the self-access learning…

Hsu, Jeng-yih

2007-01-01

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Administrative Problem-Solving for Writing Programs and Writing Centers: Scenarios in Effective Program Management.  

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Addressing the issues and problems faced by writing program administrators (WPAs) and writing center directors (WCDs), and how they can most effectively resolve the political, pedagogical, and financial questions that arise, this book presents essays from experienced WPAs and WCDs at a wide variety of institutions that offer scenarios and case…

Myers-Breslin, Linda

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Notes from the Frontier Journal of a Writing Center Director.  

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When writing laboratories first opened over 30 years ago, only a few faculty members and administrators had a firm notion of what constituted a writing center, and these notions differed from campus to campus. The pioneers of the discipline had little beyond instinct and imagination to guide them--and a nagging notion that there is one true path…

Nash, Thomas

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What Johnny Can't Write: A University View of Freshman Writing Ability.  

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It is regularly claimed that the quality of writing done by college freshmen is declining. This study attempted, through the use of questionnaires and interviews, to determine what specific freshman writing problems English teaching assistants and English professors at the University of Texas viewed as most serious. Questionnaire results showed…

Newkirk, Thomas R.; And Others

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Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction within a University Writing Program. Perspectives on Writing: Theory, Research, Practice.  

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Arguing that writing assessment and instruction should inform and influence one another, should evolve together, and should be developed locally, this book presents essays that analyze the development of the writing assessment and instruction program at Washington State University. The essays in the book directly challenge the use of national…

Haswell, Richard H., Ed.

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Live from the Writing Center: Technological Demands and Multiliterate Practice in a Virtual Writing Center.  

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"Online Writing Tutorial" (OWI) was designed and piloted in the summer of 2000 as a one to two credit writing course intended for Rensselaer Polytechnic students on co-op assignment in New York and across the country. Similar to its ancestor course, "Writing Workshop" (WW), which was a one-credit course designed to fit the specific writing needs…

Swarts, Jason

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Implementing an Outcomes-Based Approach to University Essay Writing.  

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Presents a case study illustrating and reflecting on the process of developing an outcomes-based approach to essay writing in a university economics course in South Africa. Discusses challenges such as making outcomes and grading criteria explicit, changing feedback, and improving student writing. (EV)

Goode, H.; Thomen, C.

2001-01-01

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Introduction to "Multicultural Voices: Peer Tutoring and Critical Reflection in the Writing Center"  

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In 1991 when Diana George, Ed Lotto, and the author were publishing their first issue as "WCJ" editors, this multivoiced essay struck her as a prime example of their editorial belief that writing centers could be "agents of change in the academy." As Gail Okawa and Tom Fox observe, "Most universities are inhospitable to more democratic definitions…

Grimm, Nancy Maloney

2010-01-01

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"Living Large and Taking Charge!" Students Read and Write Their Way to a High School Writing Center  

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Writing centers on college campuses are spaces where students work with tutors individually or in small groups to build the skills to produce better essays, term papers, and other writing assignments. This article describes how high school students can themselves play a role in answering the "yeahbuts" and help create writing centers in…

Greer, Jane; Trofimoff, Djana

2013-01-01

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Technologies and writing center practices: A critical approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project addresses two questions: (1) To what extent might networked computer technologies affect existing writing center practices? and (2) How can one make informed choices about implementing such technologies? It addresses these two questions through a combination of theoretical inquiry and qualitative research. Specifically, instrumental and substantive theories of technology are implicated in current discussions of networked computers and

Stuart Ross Blythe

1997-01-01

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Hallway Conferencing: Achieving Teacher Buy-In to the Writing Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers yearn for better writing skills from students. One way to achieve that goal is through a writing center, whether for basic writers or for the Harvard-bound student. But just because there is a writing center does not mean teachers are necessarily pleased with it. Center directors need time to talk to teachers about the center, make them…

Bagby, Sonja

2006-01-01

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Dimensions of Difference: A Comparison of University Writing and IELTS Writing  

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A challenge for many EAP teachers working on pre-sessional programs is to find ways to reconcile the dual aims of preparing students for university study and for the IELTS test. The study described here seeks to provide some guidance on this issue through an analysis of the type of writing required in the two domains. We compared the standard…

Moore, Tim; Morton, Janne

2005-01-01

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The Relationship of Writing Apprehension and Self-Esteem to the Writing Quality and Quantity of EFL University Students.  

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The purpose of this study was to determine if both "writing apprehension" and "self-esteem" of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) university students are related to the quality and quantity of their writing. Instruments developed for the study included an English Writing Apprehension Questionnaire, a Foreign Language Self-Esteem Scale, and a…

Hassan, Badran A.

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Handbook for Writing Consultants. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written for both new and experienced tutors at the Washburn University Writing Center, this handbook describes procedures, presents guidelines, and discusses writing center resources for the student writing consultants. After describing the writing center and its mission, the handbook offers a job description for writing consultants. The handbook…

Sheldon, Roy A.

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Getting Interpersonal on a University Entrance Exam Impromptu Writing Task  

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This article explores the types of audience engagement strategies used by a Japanese secondary school student in an after school course preparing for a high-stakes impromptu academic writing task on a university entrance exam. The study uses appraisal theory--the branch of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) concerned with the patterning of…

Myskow, Gordon; Gordon, Kana

2012-01-01

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University student approaches to learning science through writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the approaches adopted by students to a university writing programme designed to help them learn first?year undergraduate science. The research design includes phenomenographic analyses of 19 interviews and 50 open?ended questionnaires, as well as quantitative analyses of the qualitative data. The main results of the study are the close association between the quality of the students’ approaches

Robert A. Ellis

2004-01-01

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University student approaches to learning science through writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the approaches adopted by students to a university writing programme designed to help them learn first-year undergraduate science. The research design includes phenomenographic analyses of 19 interviews and 50 open-ended questionnaires, as well as quantitative analyses of the qualitative data. The main results of the study are the close association between the quality of the students' approaches

Robert A. Ellis

2004-01-01

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University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

In 1940, the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research was founded at the University of Wisconsin (UW) at Madison. In 1973, the University started the University of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. They were combined as the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center and received their NCI designation in 1973. The Center was renamed the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) in 2006.

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Moveable Feasts, Liminal Spaces: Writing Centers and the State of In-Betweenness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers the "marginality" of the situation of writing centers and their directors. Explores a possible reinvention for writing centers' history and mentality, with the help of concepts from anthropology. Finds that the writing center is not a space, a pedagogy, or an academic department; it crosses all disciplines. Surveys cultural artifacts…

Sunstein, Bonnie S.

1998-01-01

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What a Writer Wants: Assessing Fulfillment of Student Goals in Writing Center Tutoring Sessions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The writing center where the authors were trained and currently work emphasizes the model of non-directive, writer-based peer tutoring in which, as Jeff Brooks puts it, tutors "make the student the primary agent in the writing center session." As undergraduate peer tutors, they recognize that some students come into their writing center with goals…

Raymond, Laurel; Quinn, Zarah

2012-01-01

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The Origins of Writing in the Disciplines: Traditions of Seminar Writing and the Humboldtian Ideal of the Research University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The introduction of seminars to university teaching marks the onset of a new teaching philosophy and practice in which writing is used to make students independent learners and researchers. Although the beginnings of writing pedagogy at American universities are well documented, little is known about its origins in Germany. The article tracks the…

Kruse, Otto

2006-01-01

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The Writing Center as a Consulting Service for Content Area Faculty.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four successful content area writing aids have been developed in the writing center at a southeastern community college. The first is a content area writing lab, tailored to a sociology course, in which students receive concentrated instruction on notetaking, studying for and taking essay exams, and writing a questionnaire and an analysis paper.…

Grattan, Mary C.

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Indiana University Molecular Structure Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the Indiana University Molecular Structure Center, this site has x-ray crystallographic data on the structure of organic and inorganic molecules as well as three dimensional models for molecules of various types including, for example, tysine, strychnine, and buckyballs. The page also contains links to publications, molecular graphics, information on morphology and mineralogy, and crystallography informatics. A useful links section is also given for those looking to do additional research on these topics.

Huffman, John

2009-04-10

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University of Michigan Documents Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

University of Michigan Documents Center Coordinator Grace York provides this site, one of the best and most comprehensive gateways to US and international government information. The site is arranged both geographically (international, foreign, federal, state, and Michigan), and thematically (statistics, politics, and documents in the news). Sites are also available alphabetically and the entire site is searchable. Specialized materials such as congressional and gubernatorial directories and email addresses are also provided. This is an indispensible bookmark for anyone interested in government information.

1998-01-01

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Saint Louis University Earthquake Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Saint Louis University (SLU) Earthquake Center provides recent Midwest earthquake locations, the history of central U.S. earthquakes, a link for reporting an earthquake, historic earthquake and instrument photographs, and explanations of the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale. There are earthquake information flyers, links to course websites and course notes, a textbook description, computer tools and earthquake catalogs, and recent theses and dissertations. There are also links to seismic systems and networks as well as SLU network reports.

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The National Writing Centers Association as Mooring: A Personal History of the First Decade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recounts a history of the National Writing Centers Association based on the author's personal recollection and minutes, back issues of "The Writing Center Journal" and "Writing Lab Newsletter," miscellaneous correspondence, and convention proceedings and programs. Explains why the organization exists and what road led the founders to it. (TB)

Kinkead, Joyce

1996-01-01

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Cultures of Writing: An Ethnographic Comparison of L1 and L2 University Writing/Language Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes the contrasting cultural norms of academic writing and academic writing instruction at a large American university, comparing these differing viewpoints in order to identify difficulties that non-native-speaking undergraduates might experience in proceeding from English as a Second Language (ESL) to freshmen composition…

Atkinson, Dwight; Ramanathan, Vai

1995-01-01

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Introduction to "From Silence to Noise: The Writing Center as Critical Exile"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nancy Welch integrates writing center work into the business of composition studies more seamlessly and skillfully than anyone. She takes as a given the writing center as a site for transformative literacy studies. She places writers, purposefully and respectfully, at the center of her work. Yet she doesn't, ironically, make a lot of noise about…

Boquet, Elizabeth H.

2010-01-01

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University of California Transportation Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) is a multi-campus organization that is focused on three themes: environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness, and livability. On their site, visitors can look over their in-house magazine, read over their grant programs and also learn about upcoming conference opportunities. In the "Research" area, visitors can look over policy briefs organized chronologically such as "Bus to Rail: A Crucial Link" and "Bike-and-Ride: Built It and They Will Come". Moving on, their in-house magazine (ACCESS) translates academic research into readable prose for policymakers and practitioners. Visitors can browse through the current issues and look at the archives dating back to 2003. Finally, users can also sign up to learn about their new grant programs and technical assistance seminars.

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From the (Writing) Center to the Edge: Moving Writers along the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers an overview of various online writing labs across the United States, showing how many writing centers are now making use of e-mail, MOOs (Multi-User Object Oriented environments), Gopher, and the World Wide Web to provide writing assistance to writers around the globe. Provides a list of e-mail addresses, gopher sites, and Web pages. (SR)

Harris, Muriel

1995-01-01

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University of New Mexico Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

The University of New Mexico Cancer Center (UNMCC) was founded in 1971 by the New Mexico State Legislature and received its NCI designation in 2005. It is the official state cancer center for New Mexico.

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Does second language writing research impact U.S. university foreign language instruction?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most university FL courses currently include some form of writing as part of their curricula. However, FL instructors do not seem to agree with respect to how writing should be utilized in the classroom. Some attempt to integrate insights from the broader field of second language (L2) writing research, teaching their students to use rhetorical and organizational devices and strategies

Michael D. Hubert; Joshua D. Bonzo

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Student Perceptions of Writing Projects in a University Differential-Equations Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study surveyed 102 differential-equations students in order to investigate how students participating in writing projects in university-level mathematics courses perceive the benefits of writing in the mathematics classroom. Based on previous literature on writing in mathematics, students were asked specifically about the benefits…

Latulippe, Christine; Latulippe, Joe

2014-01-01

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Investigation and Analysis of Current Writing Teaching Mode among English Majors in Normal Universities in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper has made an investigation on the current writing teaching mode among English majors in normal universities in China, by means of questionnaire, interview and class observation. The study finds out that the current writing teaching mode is not purely product approach or process approach. In fact, the two approaches to writing co-exist in…

Zeng, Hang-li

2010-01-01

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The Successful High School Writing Center: Building the Best Program with Your Students. Language & Literacy Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book highlights the work of talented writing center teachers who share practices and lessons learned from today's most important high school writing centers. The authors offer innovative methods for secondary educators who deal with adolescent literacy, English language learners, new literacies, embedded professional development, and…

Fels, Dawn, Ed.; Wells, Jennifer, Ed.

2011-01-01

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University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC) was founded in 1986. UMCCC received its NCI designation as a cancer center in 1988 and its comprehensive designation in 1991. The Center is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. As part of the University of Michigan Health System, UMCCC brings together in one place more than 400 scientists and clinicians in multidisciplinary teams devoted to cancer research and patient care.

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Latino Students and Biliteracy at a University: Literacy Histories, Agency, and Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study examines the writing and writing experiences of six bilingual (Spanish-English), immigrant university students. Immigrant students are a growing segment of university populations, but explicit/implicit language policies often overlook their unique characteristics and needs. The study draws on the continua of biliteracy model…

Stegemoller, William Jason

2009-01-01

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Role Strain in University Research Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One way in which university faculty members' professional lives have become more complex with the advent of contemporary university research centers is that many faculty have taken on additional roles. The authors' concern in this article is to determine the extent to which role strain is experienced by university faculty members who are…

Boardman, Craig; Bozeman, Barry

2007-01-01

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The Write Brain: How to Educate and Entertain with Learner-Centered Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a conceptual framework for the writing process to facilitate motivation, learning, retention, and knowledge transfer in readers of expository material. Drawing from four well-developed bodies of knowledge--cognitive science, learning theory, technical communication, and creative writing--the author creates a model that allows…

Iverson, Kathleen M.

2009-01-01

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The Polarities of Context in the Writing Center Conference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conferences with one's own students are always influenced by personal context. They differ from first-time tutorial encounters in that teachers have "personal knowledge" of their student writers' strengths and weaknesses--where they are with a piece of writing and where writing tutors' experience tells them they need to be in order to succeed in…

Janangelo, Joseph

2010-01-01

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University of Colorado Environmental Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provides information on environmental issues to students, faculty, and staff; provides learning experiences for students; assesses the environmental performance of the university; and runs programs such as recycling and green campus initiative.

2007-05-17

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Clinical Trials at Tulane University Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

A list of clinical trials organized by disease site is provided by Tulane University Cancer Center to help patients and physicians identify clinical trials in which they may have been participating prior to Hurricane Katrina.

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The Genome Center at Washington University  

SciTech Connect

Bob Fulton of Washington University discusses the sequencing platforms in use at this large scale genome center on June 2, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM

Fulton, Bob [Washington University

2010-06-02

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University of Virginia Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

The special mission of the Center is to identify new frontiers of knowledge that can be brought to bear in the fight against cancer. UVA has a long tradition of discovery research in cancer cell regulation, especially in the area of signal transduction.

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The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

The Ohio State University Cancer Research Center was established in 1973 and received its NCI designation in April 1976 as a comprehensive cancer center (OSUCCC). The patient care arm of the OSUCCC is the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

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Texas Tech University Fire Ecology Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site features the Fire Ecology Center at Texas Tech University. The Fire Ecology Center focuses on the role of fire in grassland ecosystems and their website contains information on current research, publications, managing pastures, managing problem plants, and more. There are also video demonstrations and a collection of fire photographs.

2008-09-17

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The National Center Test for University Admissions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the National Center Test for University Admissions, a unified national test in Japan, which is taken by 500,000 students every year. It states that implementation of the Center Test began in 1990, with the English component consisting only of the written section until 2005, when the listening section was first implemented…

Watanabe, Yoshinori

2013-01-01

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Creative Writing and Critical Response in the University Literature Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concerns about the relation between critical and creative writing are reviewed in the context of encouraging students to engage in both kinds of writing as a response to literature in undergraduate degree courses. In particular the paper seeks to illustrate and promote good practice in the integration of creative and critical written responses to…

Wilson, Peter

2011-01-01

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Universities and Teacher Education Centers in Florida.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report focuses on the role of universities in teacher education centers in the state of Florida as well as on some of the issues and impacts related to that role. Research makes it clear that universities, almost entirely through colleges of education, have contributed substantially to the improvement of inservice education. Several factors…

Krueger, Christine

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University / Science Center Exhibit Development Collaboration: Strategies and Lessons Learned  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Through funding from the NSF's Internship in Public Science Education (IPSE) program, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the Maryland Science Center (MSC) have worked together to create an exhibit based on JHU's research with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a project to map the universe. The exhibit is a kiosk-based interactive presentation that connects to online data about the sky. It is currently displayed in SpaceLink, an area at the MSC that focuses on current events and research in astronomy. The person primarily responsible for the exhibit was a graduate student in computer science in the JHU Physics and Astronomy department. He worked with an EPO professional in the department and two members of the MSC's planetarium and exhibit staff to plan the exhibit. The team also worked with a coordinator in the JHU chemistry department, and an external evaluator. Along with increased public understanding of science, our goal was to create and evaluate a sustainable partnership between a research university and a local science center. We are producing an evaluation report discussing our collaboration and detailing lessons learned. We hope that our experience can be a model for other university / science center collaborations in the future. Some lessons that we have learned in our development effort are: start all design decisions with learning goals and objectives, write goals with evaluation in mind, focus on the process of science, and do not underestimate the challenges of working with the web as part of the exhibit technology.

Raddick, M. J.; Carliles, S.; Bartelme, L.; Patterson, J.

2008-06-01

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Taking the Writing Lab--and English Majors--Outside the University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because the Texas Department of Human Resources (DHR) was demanding writing competency from its employees, and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) had a supply of competent writers in the form of undergraduate and graduate English majors, UTSA established a writing laboratory at the DHR. A three-credit course was developed to briefly…

Smelstor, Marjorie; Tangum, Marion

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Columbia Basin College Student Performance on the Washington State University Writing Portfolio, 1993-1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the writing portfolio evaluations (administered between 1993-1998) of former Columbia Basin College (CBC) students who transferred to Washington State University (WSU). The WSU writing portfolio acts as a diagnostic aid to assure that all students can be successful college writers. The evaluation is required of all WSU…

Columbia Basin Coll., Pasco, WA.

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Writing 302: Writing Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

WRT 302: Writing Culture is an upper-level elective in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Rhode Island (URI). As part of a group of four 300-level courses, Writing 302 draws many junior and senior majors in Writing and Rhetoric, English, and other majors who are looking to add creativity and experience with design to their…

White-Farnham, Jamie

2012-01-01

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The Effects of Process-Centered and Form-Centered Instruction on the Coherence of College Freshman Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This comparative study evaluated the writing growth of 97 college freshman before and after instruction to determine if a process-centered mode of teaching had a more significant impact than a traditional form-centered mode of instruction on discourse coherence in composition. The study used a pretest/posttest, quasi-experimental design with both…

Davis, Wesley K.

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Intersections: Theory-Practice in the Writing Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 15 essays in this book reveal the complexity of teaching writing, with some contributors calling into question the gap between classroom theory and classroom practice as seen through students' and tutors' perspectives. The book analyzes the cornerstone of theory and proposes a reexamination of some taken-for-granted composition practices.…

Mullin, Joan A., Ed.; Wallace, Ray, Ed.

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University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Limnology (the study of lakes) in North America was developed at the University of Wisconsin by E.A. Birge and Chancey Juday, so it is not surprising that the Center for Limnology Web site contains a wealth of information about their activities and research projects. The site includes a virtual tour of the Center's main research facility on Lake Mendota in Madison and their research center on Trout Lake in north central Wisconsin. More importantly, a page dedicated to research contains valuable information about ongoing research on lake ecology, bioenergetics, and an online system for identifying Wisconsin fishes. An events calendar and employment listing area round out the site.

2000-01-01

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Increasing Counseling Center Utilization: Yeshiva University's Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Yeshiva University established a counseling center during the 2004-2005 academic year. As a religiously based institution, the administration recognized that there would likely be significant impediments to utilization of on-campus mental health services as a result of negative attitudes about mental illness and its treatment--stigma. To combat…

Schwartz, Victor; Nissel, Chaim; Eisenberg, Daniel; Kay, Jerald; Brown, Joshua T.

2012-01-01

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Center for Catalysis at Iowas State University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The overall objective of this proposal is to enable Iowa State University to establish a Center that enjoys world-class stature and eventually enhances the economy through the transfer of innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace. The funds have b...

G. A. Kraus

2006-01-01

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Bard South: Teaching Writing at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of essays is introduced by Paul Connelly, who focuses on how the essayists encounter problems boldly and recognize opportunity in them--the essays are less local reports of various successful process approaches to teaching writing than a record of the willingness to experiment, to take risks, to learn. The essays and their authors…

Lanoue, David G., Ed.; Wilson, Vivian A., Ed.

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The industrial Center at Mississippi State University  

SciTech Connect

The Mississippi State University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) is one of 26 centers supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at universities across the country. The Mississippi State University IAC in existence since 1994 provides plant assessments at no cost to eligible small and mid-sized manufacturers categorized in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes 20-39. Client eligibility is based on gross sales below $100 million, fewer than 500 employees at the plant, annual utility bills more than $100,000 and less than $2 million, and no in-house professional staff to perform an assessment. IAC assessment benefits include no cost to the clients, increased profitability and competitiveness, confidentiality, non-regulatory, nonobligatory, and student involvement.

b.K. Hodge; Mary C. Emplaincourt

2007-04-30

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Initial Steps in the Validation of the Second Language Proficiency Descriptors for Public High Schools, Colleges, and Universities in California: Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need for empirical validation of a specific set of second language proficiency descriptors for the four skill areas- -reading, writing, listening, and speaking--provided the impetus for the work described in this report. The University of California at Los Angeles Center for the Study of Evaluation developed a validation plan and undertook…

Butler, Frances A.; Stevens, Robin

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Assessing students' genre knowledge in an engineering writing center: An analysis of sophomore lab reports in electrical and computer engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

As discipline-specific writing centers continue to increase in number, writing center consultants must determine ways to help their clients acquire discipline-specific and course-specific literacy. One way to achieve this goal is through genre analysis. This study focuses on the genre of EECE 201 (Tools and Techniques for Electrical and Computer Engineers) lab reports and strategies writing center consultants can implement

Kristin Wilds Davidson Walker

1997-01-01

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Multilingual dyslexia in university students: Reading and writing patterns in three languages.  

PubMed

We investigated reading and writing in two domestic languages (Swedish and Finnish) and one foreign language (English) among multilingual university students with (n?=?20) versus without dyslexia (n?=?20). Our analyses encompassed overall speed and accuracy measures and an in-depth analysis of grapheme-phoneme-grapheme errors and inflectional errors. Dyslexic impairments were most conspicuous in word and sentence segmentation, accuracy in oral text reading, single word writing to dictation and free writing across the three languages, most prominently in English. The writing tasks exhibited significantly higher proportions of phoneme-to-grapheme errors in the dyslexia group, especially in English, and marginal differences in inflectional errors, again discernible in English. The results indicate that language proficiency and orthographic depth modulate the appearance of high-performing multilinguals' dyslexic problems in reading and writing. These problems surfaced most clearly in a less proficient foreign, orthographically opaque language. PMID:21453039

Lindgrén, Signe-Anita; Laine, Matti

2011-09-01

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Johns Hopkins University Digital Media Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Campuses across the country have been developing digital media centers from over a decade now, and the Digital Media Center at Johns Hopkins University has created this website to showcase some of their own work and to serve as an example for other institutions who might be interested in improving their own facilities in this area. Visitors can click on over to the "Learning" section to take a look at some helpful "how-to guides" that cover a number of popular media applications. The real highlight of the site is the "Galleries" area, which includes work created by students at the Center. Here, visitors can view Quick Time videos of animation projects, take a listen to some podcasts, and sample some films from their "24 Hour Video Shootout".

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A Synthesis of Qualitative Studies of Writing Center Tutoring, 1983-2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book grew out of the desire and necessity to understand just what went on in writing center tutoring sessions. Utilizing previous research--mostly dissertations that have not been widely read--the authors analyze the available data using a grounded theory approach. With information from over 50 sources, the resulting text is not only a…

Babcock, Rebecca Day; Manning, Kellye; Rogers, Travis; Goff, Courtney; McCain, Amanda

2012-01-01

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Teachers Are the Center of Education: Writing, Learning and Leading in the Digital Age  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This series of reports, "Teachers Are the Center of Education," was developed to highlight the importance of teachers and the quality of their work. This specific report, a partnership among the College Board, the National Writing Project and Phi Delta Kappa International, shines the spotlight on one aspect of teacher work: the revolutionary use…

National Writing Project (NJ1), 2010

2010-01-01

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Evaluating Microcomputer Software for a Community College Reading/Writing Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is argued that software evaluation is the key to the acquisition of successful microcomputer programs for community college reading/writing centers, but that currently available evaluation forms are not adequate for this task. Following a brief discussion of the problems related to these forms, a detailed list of general guidelines for…

Patterson, Becky

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Addressing Racial Diversity in a Writing Center: Stories and Lessons from Two Beginners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses work the authors did together addressing racial diversity in a writing center. Foregrounds their differences as well as their mutual vision, creating a bumpy ride for readers and interfering with modernist expectation of oherence, yet exposing the seams they think their readers need to see in order to understand how the fabrics of their…

Barron, Nancy; Grimm, Nancy

2002-01-01

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The Writing Center Paradox: Talk about Legitimacy and the Problem of Institutional Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scholarship on writing centers often relies on validation systems that reconcile tensions between equality and plurality by privileging one over the other. According to feminist political theorist Chantal Mouffe, neither absolute equality nor absolute plurality are possible in any democratic system, a conflict she calls "the democratic paradox"…

Carter, Shannon

2009-01-01

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Theory to Practice: Building the 21st Century Writing Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Not too many years ago, right about the start of the new millennium, the TAMU-CC Writing Center began to pull away from the model of a center that focuses mostly on individual consultations and began to build a greater sense of the place of the Writing Center in the larger university Writing Community. In this article, we share how we have built…

Johnson, Frances; Garza, Susan; Ballmer, Noelle

2009-01-01

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Theory, Lore, and More: An Analysis of RAD Research in "The Writing Center Journal," 1980-2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the last 15 years, writing center scholars have increasingly called for more evidence to validate writing centers' practices. Work by Paula Gillespie (2002), Neal Lerner (2009), and Isabelle Thompson et al. (2009) underscore this need. Missing from these discussions, however, is a thorough understanding of the past and current research…

Driscoll, Dana Lynn; Perdue, Sherry Wynn

2012-01-01

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The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter) is one of the eleven institutions within the Louisiana State University System. The stated mission of the LSU AgCenter is "to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being." The main headquarters are in Baton Rouge, and their work is also disseminated through this comprehensive website. As with many other state agricultural extension agencies, their website provides a "Topics" area, a news feed, and a set of feature articles written by staff members, including extension agents. The "Features" area is a good place to start, as it contains everything from information on flood maps to materials on bee removal. Further down on the homepage, visitors will find the "On Demand" multimedia area. Here they can view video clips on caterpillar infestations and radio spots on cotton crop planting and rice. The site is rounded out by the "Services" area, which includes social media links, an RSS feed, and materials on their facilities and laboratories.

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Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

Established in 1992 as the Indiana University (IU) Cancer Center, the IU Center became an NCI-designated cancer center in 1999. The name was changed to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in 2006. The Center’s mission is to advance the understanding, prevention, and treatment of cancer with patient-centered care, acceleration of promising science, and collaborative educational programs.

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Teaching With Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teaching writing can be a challenge, even for those who have been in front of a class full of students for years. The website of the Writing Center at Colorado State University is a great source of information for people who teach writing. A good place to start is the Teaching Guides area, which includes strategies on Planning & Conducting Classes, Teaching Specific Writing Skills, and Writing Across the Curriculum. Furthermore, the Teaching Activities section includes a range of compelling aides including Argument Quiz Discussion Starter, Evaluating Writing, and A Storyteller's Misguided Guide to Focus. Visitors also should also read the Across the Disciplines journal, which is "devoted to language, learning, and academic writing.ââˆOther highlights include The Composition Archives and a crucial guide to dealing with plagiarism.

2012-01-01

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Center for Social Media at American University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission statement for the Center for Social Media states that it "showcases and analyzes strategies to use media as creative tools for public knowledge and action. It focuses on social documentaries for civil society and democracy, and on the public media environment that supports them. The Center is part of the School of Communication at American University." The website provides a wealth of resources in its library ranging from policy issues such as copyright and fair use, funding social media and policy issues. The site also includes to teaching materials on fair use as well as syllabi and tips submitted by professors in the broadcast field. Furthermore, the site includes online videos and related links for each of its many resources.

2006-12-27

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Multilingual Dyslexia in University Students: Reading and Writing Patterns in Three Languages  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated reading and writing in two domestic languages (Swedish and Finnish) and one foreign language (English) among multilingual university students with (n = 20) versus without dyslexia (n = 20). Our analyses encompassed overall speed and accuracy measures and an in-depth analysis of grapheme-phoneme-grapheme errors and inflectional…

Lindgren, Signe-Anita; Laine, Matti

2011-01-01

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Direct-write laser micromachining and universal surface modification of PMMA for device development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of direct-write laser micromachining on poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) to fabricate microfluidic chip has the potential for fast prototyping and production. However, the advantage has been diminished by the rugged surface and the limited surface chemistry modification available. To overcome this problem, we have developed a flexible and economic pipeline including PMMA micromachining, surface smoothness improvement, and a universal

Ji-Yen Cheng; Cheng-Wey Weia; Kai-Hsiung Hsu; Tai-Horng Young

2004-01-01

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Peer Mentoring Experiences of Psychology Students at the London Metropolitan University Writing Centre  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"It really helps knowing that you are going to have someone around to help you..." This short article reports on research taking place into peer writing tutorials at London Metropolitan University and examines in particular, the experiences of psychology students who have taken part in the scheme. Some of the implications of this research for…

Bakhshi, Savita; Harrington, Kathy; O'Neill, Peter

2008-01-01

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Writing for Engineering: Benchmarks in the BS in Engineering Program at East Carolina University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The BS in Engineering program at East Carolina University is designed as an integrated collaborative engineering environment (ICEE) in which students use and communicate knowledge to solve engineering problems throughout their undergraduate program. Within this integrated engineering environment and with strong endorsement and input from our Engineering Advisory Board, faculty have designed a sequence of writing benchmarks including lab reports,

Rita Reaves

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English Writing Errors of Japanese Students as Reported by University Professors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 34 professors teaching English as a second language in 20 Japanese universities elicited information about common errors in student writing. In open-ended questions, respondents identified 40 student error types, which were grouped into 18 categories. The most common problem category was sentence development, and other high-frequency…

Izzo, John

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The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University  

Cancer.gov

The Wake Forest University (WFU) School of Medicine was founded in 1902 and has grown into a large academic medical center with 900 faculty and over 100 buildings. The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU) became an NCI-designated cancer center in 1974 and a comprehensive center in 1990.

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University of Miami Industrial Assessment Center  

SciTech Connect

This report documents all activity of the University of Miami Industrial Assessment Center (MIIAC) grant awarded by the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Industrial Technology Program (ITP). This grant was coordinated through a collaborative effort with the Center for Advanced Energy Systems (CAES) located at Rutgers University in New Jersey (www.caes.rutgers.edu) which acted as the program’s Field Manager. The grant’s duration included fiscal years 2003-2006 (September 2002 – August 2006), and operated under the direction of Dr. Shihab Asfour, Director (MIIAC). MIIAC’s main goal was to provide energy assessments for local manufacturing firms. Energy consumption, productivity enhancement, and waste management were the focus of each assessment. Energy savings, cost savings, implementation costs, and simple payback periods were quantified using scientific methodologies and techniques. Over the four-year period of the grant, the total number of industrial assessments conducted was 91, resulting in 604 assessment recommendations and the following savings: 73,519,747 kWh, 435,722 MMBTU, and $10,024,453 in cost savings. A total of 16 undergraduate and graduate students were trained on energy assessment. Companies in over 40 different zip codes were assessed.

Asfour, Shihab, S.

2007-01-29

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The University of Mississippi Geoinformatics Center (UMGC)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The overarching goal of the University of Mississippi Geoinformatics Center (UMGC) is to promote application of geospatial information technologies through technology education, research support, and infrastructure development. During the initial two- year phase of operation the UMGC has successfully met those goals and is uniquely positioned to continue operation and further expand the UMGC into additional academic programs. At the end of the first funding cycle, the goals of the UMGC have been and are being met through research and educational activities in the original four participating programs; Biology, Computer and Information Science, Geology and Geological Engineering, and Sociology and Anthropology, with the School of Business joining the UMGC in early 2001. Each of these departments is supporting graduate students conducting research, has created combination teaching and research laboratories, and supported faculty during the summer months.

Easson, Gregory L.

2003-01-01

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Duke University Wetland Center: Everglades Field Trip  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The prestigious Duke University Wetland Center, headed up by Dr. Curtis Richardson, brings this gem of a resource to the Web. The Everglades Field Trip is a wonderful learning site, loaded with information and accompanied by color photographs, figures, and illustrative graphics. Although the resource lacks a Table of Contents, information is presented in a logical order with several points at which to select more or less detail. The trip begins with an explanation of the Everglades' natural processes: hydrology (of the Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee, Central Everglades, Taylor Slough, Florida Bay, and Shark River Slough), biology (Distribution of plant communities, Animals, and Endangered Species), and geology (the Eastern Coastal Ridge). From there, users learn about Anthropogenic effects on the system, with emphasis on: the Central & Florida Project; creation of parks, refuges and preserves; and current problems facing the region. For anyone with an interest in learning more about the Everglades -- or processes of wetland ecosystems -- this is an excellent site.

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Stanford University Medical Center: Ovarian Kaleidoscope Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Ovarian Kaleidoscope Database (OKDB) was developed by the Hsueh Lab in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics at Stanford University Medical Center. The OKDB "provides information regarding the biological function, expression pattern and regulation of genes expressed in the ovary. It also contains information on gene sequences, chromosomal localization, human and murine mutation phenotypes and biomedical publication links." Database users can conduct a Gene Search, or browse an extensive Alphabetical List of Ovarian Genes. After registering with OKDB, site users can access Submit and Update options as well. The site also contains an interactive diagram of Ovarian Gene Mutations Associated with Infertility or Sub-Fertility, information about Ovarian Gene Maps, and a selection of Useful Links.

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Centers and Institutes for the "Resource-Challenged" Catholic University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Founded in 2001, the Center for Religion and Public Discourse at Saint Xavier University, Chicago, illustrates how centers and institutes can express Catholic identity and serve the university community and society by providing opportunities for thoughtful and civil discourse. Although the Center does not currently support basic research or fund…

Sanders, Susan M.; Clough, Joy

2011-01-01

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Teaching Creative Writing to University Level Second Language Learners in Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a subject offered at the university level, ‘Creative Writing’ does not elicit a very enthusiastic response from the Pakistani students, unlike their counterparts in Western schools. Primarily apprehensive because of weak language, the students feel pressurised at the very onset. This is owing to the 12-year school and college education that is characterised by rote-learning and a text-book centred

Asma Mansoor

2010-01-01

120

Technology Transfer from University-Based Research Centers: The University of New Mexico Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 55 research centers at the University of New Mexico investigated the nature of the typical center, why funding has risen during the 1990s, reasons for founding the centers, the director's role, how university-based research centers transfer technology to private companies and other organizations, and what determines program…

Rogers, Everett M.; Hall, Brad; Hashimoto, Michio; Steffensen, Morten; Speakman, Kristen L.; Timko, Molly K.

1999-01-01

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A Study of the Writing Tasks and Reading Assigned to Undergraduate Science Students at a South African University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on a questionnaire to academic staff, this article examines the reading and writing tasks assigned to undergraduate science students at a South African university. The article finds that although academic staff in science value clearly written and well-organised writing, few see it as their task to induct students into this literacy. Instead…

Jackson, Leonora; Meyer, Wilhelm; Parkinson, Jean

2006-01-01

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Center for Neural Engineering at Tennessee State University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Fourth annual Report provides an overview of the research activities in the Center for Neural Engineering (CNE) comprising consortium partners: Tennessee State University (TSU), Caltech, Meharry Medical College (MMC), North East Ohio Universities Col...

M. J. Malkani M. Bodruzzamen J. Kuschewski G. Yuer S. Zein-Sabalto

1996-01-01

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Innovative Writing Instruction: Writing Selves, Writing Stories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this third "Innovative Writing Instruction" column, the author invited a former high school teacher on the verge of preparing for doctoral candidacy exams, an instructor and doctoral student interested in writing research/practice, and a university supervisor for teacher education preservice students to share aspects of their writing selves,…

Kinloch, Valeria, Ed.

2009-01-01

124

Collaborating in the Transition to Tertiary Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Monash University (Australia) Transition to Tertiary Writing Project seeks to produce a World Wide Web-based resource for first-year students to facilitate their transition to the kinds of thinking and writing valued at the university. The background research on which this language and academic skills (LAS) project is based centers on three…

Clerehan, Rosemary; Moore, Tim; Vance, Sheila

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Academic Specialization and Contemporary University Humanities Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the academic specialization endemic today in humanities disciplines, some of the most important work of humanities centers has become promoting education about the humanities in general. After charting the rise of humanities centers in the US, three characteristics of centers that enable their advancement of larger concerns of the humanities…

Brownley, Martine W.

2012-01-01

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NCI Community Cancer Centers Program - Pilot Site Profile - University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, Texas  

Cancer.gov

University Medical Center Brackenridge is one of four hospitals in the Seton Family of Hospitals, serving Central Texas, that offer a continuum of cancer services. Through its Shivers Center, University Medical Center Brackenridge offers the broadest range of cancer service in the network.

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Student Funded University Counseling Centers: Operational Challenges for Year 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Changes in administrative policies and budgetary cutbacks add to the vulnerability of many university counseling centers. Two possible solutions, currently existing within two state-affiliated universities, entail housing student counseling in student health centers and either linking counseling administratively with health services or keeping…

Gillespie, Janet F.; And Others

128

The Social Work Research Center at Colorado State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Social Work Research Center is an innovative university-community partnership within the School of Social Work in the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University. The center is focused on working with county and state child welfare agencies to generate applied research that translates into evidence-based practice for serving…

Winokur, Marc A.; Valentine, Deborah P.; Drendel, James M.

2009-01-01

129

Community Colleges--The Center of the Workforce Development Universe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community college leaders recognize that being at the center of the economic and workforce development universe brings many privileges, but there are also challenges and consistent demands for accountability. The center of such a universe can be an unstable place unless there are talented and committed individuals at the core who share the same…

Forde, Margaret L.

2002-01-01

130

Continued Viability of Universities as Centers for Basic Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The findings and 13 recommendations of a NSF Advisory Council task force that evaluated universities as centers of basic research are presented. Listed are the major strengths of universities as centers for basic research (including continuity and tradition, freedom of research, interactions among disciplines) and such threats to their viability…

Carter, Lisle C., Jr.; And Others

131

Applying Argumentation Analysis to Assess the Quality of University Oceanography Students' Scientific Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes the methods and results of an assessment of students' scientific writing. The study was conducted in an introductory oceanography course in a large public university that used an interactive CD-ROM entitled, "Our Dynamic Planet." The CD provided students with geological data, which they used to build written arguments regarding plate tectonics. Twenty-four student papers from this course were analyzed for quality of written arguments by using both a grading rubric and an argumentation analysis model. Three implications were drawn from these initial studies. First, there is a clear need to help students understand how to use data representations as evidence for more theoretical arguments. Second, student writers need experiences receiving critiques of their own writing and analyzing others' scientific arguments. Third, the actual grading is dependent upon the socialization of the graders themselves (in this case, graduate students).

Takao, Allison; Prothero, William; Kelly, Gregory

2002-01-01

132

Center for International Development at Harvard University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Established in 1998 by the Harvard Institute for International Development and the Kennedy School of Government, the Center for International Development (CID) is Harvard's primary center for research on sustainable international development. The CID is currently headed by Professor Dani Rodrik, who provides oversight and direction for the Center. On the site, visitors can learn about upcoming international development conferences sponsored by the Center, read about the various persons working at the Center, learn about various research programs, along with reading various reports associated with each area of inquiry. The site also contains a host of links to online research data sets for persons working in the field of international development, and to the Center's working papers and special reports. Some of the more compelling working papers address the situation of sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa and the rise and fall of the Indonesian economy.

133

Boston University Physics Applets: Center of Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page is an interactive physics problem on center of mass. The student is asked to find the center of mass for a given set of variables, and can check their answer with the attached Java simulation. The user can then use the Java simulation to see how changing any of the masses changes the center of mass. This is part of a collection of similar simulation-based student activities.

Duffy, Andrew

2008-09-02

134

Center for Space Power and Advanced Electronics, Auburn University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The union of Auburn University's Center for Space Power and Advanced Electronics and the Westinghouse Science and Technology Center to form a Center for the Commercial Development of Space (CCDS) is discussed. An area of focus for the CCDS will be the development of silicon carbide electronics technology, in terms of semiconductors and crystal growth. The discussion is presented in viewgraph form.

Deis, Dan W.; Hopkins, Richard H.

1991-01-01

135

The University Library: The Center of a University Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses a formal study conducted in 2001 at Brigham Young University to determine the value of the library to the university community. Methods used to collect data for the study included an e-mail survey, usage statistics, naturalistic observations, and interviews. Two years after the study, the authors wondered if the conclusions of…

Frade, Patricia A.; Washburn, Allyson

2006-01-01

136

78 FR 69173 - University Transportation Centers Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...institution of a consortium that receives a...or a member of a consortium for a Regional Center. A member of a consortium that receives a...transportation research and education...research in an area of focus from...

2013-11-18

137

Center for Catalysis at Iowa State University  

SciTech Connect

The overall objective of this proposal is to enable Iowa State University to establish a Center that enjoys world-class stature and eventually enhances the economy through the transfer of innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace. The funds have been used to support experimental proposals from interdisciplinary research teams in areas related to catalysis and green chemistry. Specific focus areas included: • Catalytic conversion of renewable natural resources to industrial materials • Development of new catalysts for the oxidation or reduction of commodity chemicals • Use of enzymes and microorganisms in biocatalysis • Development of new, environmentally friendly reactions of industrial importance These focus areas intersect with barriers from the MYTP draft document. Specifically, section 2.4.3.1 Processing and Conversion has a list of bulleted items under Improved Chemical Conversions that includes new hydrogenation catalysts, milder oxidation catalysts, new catalysts for dehydration and selective bond cleavage catalysts. Specifically, the four sections are: 1. Catalyst development (7.4.12.A) 2. Conversion of glycerol (7.4.12.B) 3. Conversion of biodiesel (7.4.12.C) 4. Glucose from starch (7.4.12.D) All funded projects are part of a soybean or corn biorefinery. Two funded projects that have made significant progress toward goals of the MYTP draft document are: Catalysts to convert feedstocks with high fatty acid content to biodiesel (Kraus, Lin, Verkade) and Conversion of Glycerol into 1,3-Propanediol (Lin, Kraus). Currently, biodiesel is prepared using homogeneous base catalysis. However, as producers look for feedstocks other than soybean oil, such as waste restaurant oils and rendered animal fats, they have observed a large amount of free fatty acids contained in the feedstocks. Free fatty acids cannot be converted into biodiesel using homogeneous base-mediated processes. The CCAT catalyst system offers an integrated and cooperative catalytic system that performs both esterification (of free fatty acids) and transesterification (of soybean oil) in a one-pot fashion. This will allow the biodiesel producers to use the aforementioned cheap feedstocks without any pretreatment. In addition, the catalyst system is heterogeneous and is highly recyclable and reusable. Although markets currently exist for glycerin, concern is mounting that the price of glycerin may plummet to $.05 - $.10 per pound if future production exceeds demand. Developing a system to make high value chemicals such as 1,3-propanediol from the glycerin stream will add value for biodiesel producers who implement the new technology. Given the fact that both DuPont and Shell chemicals have announced the commercialization of two new PDO-based polymers, a rapid increase of market demand for a cheaper PDO source is very likely. 4. Comparison of actual accomplishments with goals and objectives From our progress reports, the four areas are: 1. Catalyst development (7.4.12.A) 2. Conversion of glycerol (7.4.12.B) 3. Conversion of biodiesel (7.4.12.C) 4. Glucose from starch (7.4.12.D)

Kraus, George A.

2006-10-17

138

University Transportation Centers Program, Progress Report 2005-2007.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Th e University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program is a strategic investment in the Nations transportation knowledge base. This investment produces a superior national capacity in the men and women who are educated and conduct research in transportation...

2007-01-01

139

The Louisiana State University Law Center's Bijural Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the bijural program of Louisiana State University Law Center. The program educates all first-degree law students in both the common law and civil law traditions, preparing them for the increasing globalization of legal practice. (EV)

Costonis, John J.

2002-01-01

140

Center for Neural Engineering at Tennessee State University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This third annual report provides an overview of the research activities carried on in the Center for Neural Engineering (CNE) comprising consortium partners: Tennessee State University (TSU), Meharry Medical College (MMC), Accurate Automation Corporation...

M. J. Malkani M. Bodruzzaman J. Kuschewski G. Yuen S. Zein-Sabatto

1995-01-01

141

University of California Area Health Education Center Biomedical Library Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper describes the University of California's Central San Joaquin Valley Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Biomedical Library Program, which is intended to improve library services in hospitals and other medical care institutions in the region and...

L. G. Jordan

1979-01-01

142

Hail Columbia: Fairchild Center, Columbia University, New York  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The design of the Sherman Fairchild Center for the Life Sciences at Columbia University emphasizes the lightness necessitated by the building's placement on an existing five-story podium structure. (Author/MLF)

Progressive Architecture, 1978

1978-01-01

143

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston  

Cancer.gov

The primary project is to focus upon translation of imaging agents and devices developed at The Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and translated in Phase I studies at The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center (MEDVAMC) as well as at Ben Taub General Hospital (BTGH).

144

Welcome to Babylon: Junior Writing Program Administrators and Writing across Communities at the University of New Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing program administrators need to be as concerned about sustaining the cultural ecologies of our communities as we are about the material economies of our institutions--we need to attend to the diverse linguistic and rhetorical ecologies within which twenty-first century student writers are exercising agency. In order to respond productively,…

Kells, Michelle Hall

2012-01-01

145

Center for Mapping, Ohio State University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

There are many future opportunities for Centers for the Commercial Development of Space (CCDS) activities that are directly linked to industry strategic objectives. In the fields of mapping, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS), the near term opportunities may exceed all that have occurred in the past 10 years. It is strongly believed that a national spatial data infrastructure must be established in this country, if we are to remain a leader in the information age.

Starr, Lowell

1991-01-01

146

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research  

Cancer.gov

Purdue is an interdisciplinary cancer research center. Its mission is to promote discovery in the areas of biological phenomena, new chemical entities, and newtechnology that leads to the development of innovative instrumentation, new diagnostic tools, and noveltherapeutics. By studying cancers at the cellular level, researchers are discovering how such diseases develop, progress, and respond to treatment. The goal is to find ways to detect cancer sooner and treat it more effectively.

147

Establishing a University-Based Mars Mission Research Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines one university's process of planning and preparing a successful proposal for a space research center which focused on a broad, cross-disciplinary study. States that as a result of the center, four new graduate courses were offered and a higher than average enrollment was attracted to the school. (RT)

DeJarnette, Fred R.

1988-01-01

148

Plan for the Center for Academic Development at Hamline University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is recommended that the development and implementation of all new or existing programs related to life-long learning and expansion of opportunities for non-traditional learners at Hamline University be consolidated into a single administrative unit called the Center for Academic Development. The proposed mission of the center, including…

Johnson, Jack K.

149

College and University Counseling Centers: Questions in Search of Answers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College and university counseling centers are being influenced by changing populations of students and the concerns of a variety of constituencies and stakeholders about mental health issues. Although counseling centers can be important institutional resources in matters of recruitment, retention, and risk management, new legal and ethical issues…

Bishop, John B.

2006-01-01

150

University Counseling Center Client Satisfaction Surveys: A Four Study Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Counseling services evaluation studies were conducted at one university counseling center in 1987, 1990, 1991, and 1993. The 1987 survey was a comprehensive effort to obtain data from 1,000 students living on campus. The next three surveys used a brief format of 50 items, focusing on current counseling center clients. Subjects included 436…

Silker, Gary L.; And Others

151

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) was established by the Texas State Legislature in 1941. In 1971, after the passage of the National Cancer Act, MD Anderson became one of the nation’s first NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers.

152

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC)  

NSF Publications Database

- research and graduate program requirements; - letter of intent; planning grant; and full center proposal requirements; - cost participation, memberships, and cost sharing requirements. A letter of intent describing a proposed Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) must be submitted to the I/UCRC Program for internal review and approval by an I/UCRC Program Director before a proposal for a planning grant will be accepted. There are no specific target dates for Center ...

153

Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (San Francisco State University)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Tiburon, California, the Romberg Tiburon Center is San Francisco State University's marine field station located 30 minutes north of San Francisco on the Tiburon Peninsula. The Center's mission is to perform basic scientific research and educate and train the next generation of scientists (undergraduate and Masters level). Site provides information on all the Center's latest news and research, as well as information on teacher workshops and outreach activities.

154

77 FR 59968 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Cultural Items: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Stanford University Archaeology Center, in consultation with the appropriate...may contact the Stanford University Archaeology Center. DATES: Representatives...

2012-10-01

155

77 FR 59660 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Stanford University Archaeology Center has completed an inventory of...may contact the Stanford University Archaeology Center. Repatriation of the human...

2012-09-28

156

77 FR 59661 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Stanford University Archaeology Center has completed an inventory of...may contact the Stanford University Archaeology Center. Repatriation of the human...

2012-09-28

157

The University of Chicago Martin Marty Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The idea for establishing an institute for the advanced study of religion at the University of Chicago originated in the early 1970s, and it seemed to be a natural fit for the school. After all, the oldest part of the University was the Divinity School. Just such an institute was established in 1979, and in 1998, it was renamed after Professor Martin Marty, who had served as a professor in the Divinity School since 1963. On the site, visitors can learn about their various programs, including public conferences, publications, and faculty research projects. Within the publications area of the site, there are two important initiatives that should not be overlooked. The first is "Sightings", which is a bi-weekly email report on the role of religion in public life. Visitors can view the current edition here, or peruse the archive all the way back to April 30, 1999. Also, there is the Religion & Culture Web Forum, which presents a series of online dialogues with scholars about such topics as the religious identities of Latin American immigrants and intelligent design.

158

The Syracuse University Center for Training and Research in Hypersonics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In Fall 1993, NASA Headquarters established Centers for Hypersonics at the University of Maryland, the University of Texas-Arlington, and Syracuse University. These centers are dedicated to research and education in hypersonic technologies and have the objective of educating the next generation of engineers in this critical field. At the Syracuse University Center for Hypersonics this goal is being realized by focusing resources to: Provide an environment in which promising undergraduate students can learn the fundamental engineering principles of hypersonics so that they may make a seamless transition to graduate study and research in this field; Provide graduate students with advanced training in hypersonics and an opportunity to interact with leading authorities in the field in both research and instructional capacities; and Perform fundamental research in areas that will impact hypersonic vehicle design and development.

LaGraff, John; Blankson, Isaiah (Technical Monitor); Robinson, Stephen K. (Technical Monitor); Walsh, Michael J. (Technical Monitor); Anderson, Griffin Y. (Technical Monitor)

2000-01-01

159

Letter Writing Seminar for Word Processing Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A business letter writing seminar was developed by the Center for Executive Development at Arizona State University at the request of the American Express Company's credit card division in Phoenix. Sessions were held on company premises and included basic correspondence and writing techniques for company production form letters, pattern…

Wunsch, Alan P.

1978-01-01

160

Technical Report Writing in the Geosciences in American Colleges and Universities: An Evaluation and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests a program for improving technical writing skills of college students. Includes remedial courses for deficient students and English composition and technical writing courses for geosciences majors. Recommends a cooperative effort between English and geoscience departments. (MA)

Hodgson, Helen E.

1978-01-01

161

A Study of Jordanian University Students' Perceptions of Using Email Exchanges with Native English Keypals for Improving Their Writing Competency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

English foreign language learners generally tend to consider email exchanges with native speakers (NSs) as an effective tool for improving their foreign language proficiency. This study investigated Jordanian university students' perceptions of using email exchanges with native English keypals (NEKs) for improving their writing competency. A…

Mahfouz, Safi Mahmoud

2010-01-01

162

Smartphone use at a university health science center.  

PubMed

This article describes the results of a survey of library patrons conducted by librarians and information technology specialists at the Health Science Center Libraries at the University of Florida. The purpose of the survey was to learn if and how library patrons were using smartphones to perform their work-related tasks and how patrons felt the library could support smartphone use at the Health Science Center. PMID:23394420

Bushhousen, Ellie; Norton, Hannah F; Butson, Linda C; Auten, Beth; Jesano, Rae; David, Don; Tennant, Michele R

2013-01-01

163

User-centered design in universal design resources?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies have revealed usability problems with universal design resources (UDRs). In this paper, four UDR development cases\\u000a are reviewed (Section 508 standards, Web accessibility guidelines, the British Standard on managing inclusive design, and\\u000a Irish guidelines on public access terminals). Evidence of a user-centered design approach was found in only one case. The\\u000a needs of people making universally usable products and services

Chris M. Law; Paul T. Jaeger; Elspeth McKay

2010-01-01

164

University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greene-Baum Cancer Center (UMGCC) traces its origins to 1965, when NCI created an off-campus intramural program in the Division of Cancer Treatment at NCI and located it in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore. After the USPHS hospitals were closed in 1974, the program was transferred to the University of Maryland (UM).

165

[Benchmarking of university trauma centers in Germany. Research and teaching].  

PubMed

Benchmarking is a very popular business process and meanwhile is used in research as well. The aim of the present study is to elucidate key numbers of German university trauma departments regarding research and teaching. The data set is based upon the monthly reports given by the administration in each university. As a result the study shows that only well-known parameters such as fund-raising and impact factors can be used to benchmark university-based trauma centers. The German federal system does not allow a nationwide benchmarking. PMID:21691781

Gebhard, F; Raschke, M; Ruchholtz, S; Meffert, R; Marzi, I; Pohlemann, T; Südkamp, N; Josten, C; Zwipp, H

2011-07-01

166

Establishing a Teaching Support Center at a Land Grant University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Teaching Support Center (TSC) at the University of North Dakota was established in 1992 to provide faculty and graduate assistants with a wide range of pedagogical, professional, and technological assistance in order to improve the quality of instruction. A 3-year plan was developed to implement 13 goals, which are: (1) determining the needs…

Jackman, Diane H.; Swan, Michael K.

167

Integrating Mindfulness Meditation within a University Counseling Center Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper documents the development of a mindfulness meditation component within a University Counseling Center setting. The specific focus is upon the inclusion of meditation as it pertains to both organizational structure and psychotherapy training. The integration of a meditation practice into any organization is a slow process that poses…

Kurash, Cheryl; Schaul, Jonathan

2006-01-01

168

User-Centered Design in Practice: The Brown University Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a case study in user-centered design that explores the needs and preferences of undergraduate users. An analysis of LibQual+ and other user surveys, interviews with public service staff, and a formal American with Disabilities Act accessibility review served as the basis for planning a redesign of the Brown University Library's Web site. Three testing phases were conducted:

Sarah Bordac; Jean Rainwater

2008-01-01

169

The Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the summer and on weekends, it is not unusual to see many children, the youngest holding their parents' hands, walking to classes amongst the beautiful landscaping and old buildings of Northwestern University on Lake Michigan's shores in Evanston, Illinois. The Center for Talent Development (CTD) has been offering services and programs to…

Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula

2004-01-01

170

Helping Talent Soar: John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author discusses how Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) seeks and nurtures students with high academic talents in Baltimore. The mission of CTY, since its founding in 1979, has been to identify students with high academic abilities and to provide challenging and innovative programs that are appropriate…

Ybarra, Lea

2004-01-01

171

University Center and Community Hospital: Problems in Integration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study of the University of Chicago Medical Center highlights the tensions, strains, and resistances that inhibit the development of an urban health care system. It raises questions about the role of the research and teaching hospital in regional health care planning, especially as suburban facilities are drawing away patients. (Author/LBH)

Tarlov, Alvin R.; And Others

1979-01-01

172

Extended Sessions in Ongoing Process Groups at University Counseling Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Common in the 1960s, marathon groups are now rarely used. With the emerging effects of managed care, short-term brief focused therapies have become the therapeutic norm, and group counseling has become popular because of its low cost and therapeutic effectiveness. Most groups at university counseling centers run for one semester. A strategically…

Reinhardt, Brian

173

Electronic Commerce Resource Centers. An Industry--University Partnership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Electronic Commerce Resource Centers focus on transferring emerging technologies to small businesses through university/industry partnerships. Successful implementation hinges on a strategic operating plan, creation of measurable value for customers, investment in customer-targeted training, and measurement of performance outputs. (SK)

Gulledge, Thomas R.; Sommer, Rainer; Tarimcilar, M. Murat

1999-01-01

174

The Use of Family Therapy within a University Counseling Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a counterpoint to the oftentimes adversarial way that parents are viewed when they appear to be overinvolved in the lives of their college-aged students, this article advocates for the use of a family therapy perspective in university counseling centers. Benefits of this perspective include a broadening of the lens through which individual…

Jackson, Kathryn

2009-01-01

175

[Activities of Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, Maryland University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is recognized as a world leader in the application of remote sensing and modeling aimed at improving knowledge of the Earth system. The Goddard Earth Sciences Directorate plays a central role in NASA's Earth Observing System and the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology (GEST) is organized as a cooperative agreement with the GSFC to promote excellence in the Earth sciences, and is a consortium of universities and corporations (University of Maryland Baltimore County, Howard University, Hampton University, Caelum Research Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation). The aim of this new program is to attract and introduce promising students in their first or second year of graduate studies to Oceanography and Earth system science career options through hands-on instrumentation research experiences on coastal processes at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

2003-01-01

176

Writing Apprehension: Implications for Teaching, Writing, and Concept Clarity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of the relationship between the quantity of writing assignments and writing apprehension involved 352 college students enrolled in 20 classes in eight discipline areas. Writing apprehension was measured by using the Daly-Miller writing apprehension inventory as a pretest and posttest. Tasks involving learning-centered writing (writing

Weiss, R. H.; Walters, S. A.

177

The political and economic impacts of writing across the curriculum in chemistry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Writing Across the Curriculum at most institutions is a web of local knowledges and techniques "situated" within the historical and immediate contexts of academic departments, disciplines, and disciplinary cultures. Because of political and economic tensions existing within colleges and universities, and within academic disciplines themselves, WAC can become a "contact zone," where individuals and institutional structures struggle for power, influence, and in some cases, survival. This dissertation uses the work of Anthony Giddens and Pierre Bourdieu to examine such a struggle as it occurred at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the early 1980s. A WAC program was initiated there, but eventually failed as a result of political and economic influences. In the time since that failure, a growing emphasis on teaching and learning has helped create new potential for WAC at UMSL. Yet, to make it viable, WAC proponents there must recognize existing realities, attitudes, and conventions within each discipline or department, and develop new methods and approaches to writing and teaching that are relevant to that discipline or department. This examination then focuses on writing in chemistry to discover the realities, attitudes, and conventions used in teaching and learning writing at the undergraduate level. Standards for content acquisition are gathered from ACS accreditation requirements, and from a study of educators and practitioners from a variety of professions. A study of Chemistry students in an NSF-funded educational program suggests that science students may learn as much or more about disciplinary discourse from sources other than the traditional writing course. Interaction with the literature and with graduate students, professors, and professionals may teach students more about disciplinary discourse conventions than a composition-trained specialist might accomplish in a writing course. Still, the writing course can be useful. These findings suggest that writing can be woven into the chemistry curriculum in a number of ways. Interviews with UMSL faculty and administrators suggest new instantiations of WAC that might better thrive in today's political and economic environment. What takes shape might serve as a model for other institutions to follow.

Klein, William Dixon

178

Targeting Interventions: Moderators of the Effects of Expressive Writing and Assertiveness Training on the Adjustment of International University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acculturative stress is a common experience for international students and is associated with psychological and physical problems.\\u000a In a previous study (Tavakoli et al. Journal of Counseling Psychology 56:590-596, 2009), the authors reported that two stress reduction interventions—expressive writing (EW) and assertiveness training (AT)—had\\u000a limited overall benefits among international students at an American University. The current analyses of data from

Alaa M. Hijazi; Shedeh Tavakoli; Olga M. Slavin-Spenny; Mark A. Lumley

2011-01-01

179

Implementation of the Boston University Space Physics Acquisition Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The tasks carried out during this grant achieved the goals as set forth in the initial proposal. The Boston University Space Physics Acquisition CEnter (BUSPACE) now provides World Wide Web access to data from a large suite of both space-based and ground-based instruments, archived from different missions, experiments, or campaigns in which researchers associated with the Center for Space Physics (CSP) at Boston University have been involved. These archival data sets are in digital form and are valuable for retrospective data analysis studies of magnetospheric as well as ionospheric, thermospheric, and mesospheric physics. We have leveraged our grass-roots effort with the NASA seed money to establish dedicated hardware (computer and hard disk augmentation) and student support to grow and maintain the system. This leveraging of effort now permits easy access by the space physics community to many underutilized, yet important data sets, one example being that of the SCATHA satellite.

Spence, Harlan E.

1998-01-01

180

University of Washington: Center for Engineering, Learning, and Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Washington's Center for Engineering, Learning, and Teaching (CELT) works on a range of projects designed to enhance and improve the world of engineering education. The Research area of the site includes information on CELT's research agenda, which is focused on student knowledge retention and the integration of research and teaching. After reading about this work, visitors should head on over to the Publications area. In this area, visitors can read some of CELT's referred journal articles and look over a few presentations. Additionally, visitors can learn more about the Center's funding sources on the site, along with reading about the staff members who make the Center a vibrant place. Finally, the site includes a list of links to like-minded research institutes committed to improving engineering education.

2012-07-20

181

The Leo Strauss Center: The University of Chicago  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Revered by some, criticized by others, Leo Strauss remains a very important and influential figure in a number of academic fields, including political philosophy, classics, and Jewish studies. For twenty years, Strauss was a faculty member at the University of Chicago, and the Leo Strauss Center at that institution was created in order "to promote the serious study of Leo Strauss's thought primarily through the preservation and publication of the unpublished written and audio record that he left behind." On the Center's site, visitors can make their way through sections titled "Strauss's Publications", "On Strauss's Thought", "Strauss Archives", and a biographical sketch. In the "Strauss's Publications" area visitors can read a detailed bibliography compiled by Heinrich Meier. The "Strauss Archives" section contains a finding aid to the Leo Strauss Papers held at the Special Collections Research Center in the University of Chicago Library. Moving on, the "Audio of a Meno Class" section contains an audio recording of Strauss's class on Plato's Meno from the spring of 1966. The site is rounded out by a search engine and information about the persons responsible for the administration of the Center.

182

The Stocker AstroScience Center at Florida International University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The new Stocker AstroScience Center located on the MMC campus at Florida International University in Miami Florida represents a unique facility for STEM education that arose from a combination of private, State and university funding. The building, completed in the fall of 2013, contains some unique spaces designed not only to educate, but also to inspire students interested in science and space exploration. The observatory consists of a 4-story building (3 floors) with a 24” ACE automated telescope in an Ash dome, and an observing platform above surrounding buildings. Some of the unique features of the observatory include an entrance/exhibition hall with a 6-ft glass tile floor mural linking the Florida climate to space travel, a state-of-the art telescope control that looks like a starship bridge, and displays such as “Music from the universe”. The observatory will also be the focus of our extensive public outreach program that is entering its 20 year.

Webb, James R.

2014-01-01

183

Reading and Writing Connections.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers, from a conference on reading and writing connections held at the University of Illinois in October 1986, reflects the value of demonstrating connections between reading instruction and writing. The book shows practitioners how writing can be blended with reading instruction and how writing activities can be used not just…

Mason, Jana M., Ed.

184

University of Colorado at Boulder: Discovery Learning Center (DLC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Colorado at Boulder established the Engineering Center Complex in order to support Discovery Learning, a project in which "undergraduates work alongside graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and industry representatives, as collaborative partners on original research." Summer research internships and other opportunities are also available for the K-12 community. The website devotes significant attention to the (elaborate) Discovery Learning Center (DLC) building design by including Architectural Diagrams and Floorplans and a photo gallery of the facility. The DLC is "designed to support vertically integrated research teams working on interdisciplinary projects, ranging from genomics-based research to the latest in space experiments." The Research section provides links to the websites of the eleven projects within this facility: Biotechnology/Biomaterials Discovery Laboratory, Center for Drinking Water Optimization, Center for LifeLong Learning and Design, Colorado Center for Information Storage, Colorado Space Grant Consortium, Coleman Computing Discovery House, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Systems Laboratory, Small Communicating Computer Laboratory, Space Experiments Institute, Micro/Nano Electro- Mechanical Systems, and BP 3-D Visualization Laboratory Biotech/Biolab.

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University of South Carolina: Center for Engineering and Computing Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of South Carolina (USC), Center for Engineering and Computing Education, works to improve engineering- and computer science-related education at the precollege, undergraduate and graduate levels with the ultimate goal of developing a technologically literate population and workforce in South Carolina. The Center supports the research, development and implementation of improved teaching methods, promotes hands-on, inquiry-based learning, and facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations. Although many of the workshops and programs are specifically for students in South Carolina, visitors will find information on several programs available to teachers and students across the U.S. The Center has also posted a collection of lesson plans developed by teams of USC engineering students and K-12 teachers. The lessons topics include: Light, Magnetism, and Electricity; Forces, Motion, and Design; Physical Science; Earth and Space Science; Plants and Animals; and Computer Science. Each lesson plan is available to download in Microsoft Word format and includes an overview of the lesson, such as suggested grade level, concepts covered, length of the lesson, and materials required. A section on K-12 Project Ideas offers links to other lesson resources available online. Also posted are findings from a survey of centers in the United States that are engaged in engineering, science or mathematics education that were used to develop a set of best practices for engineering education centers.

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[Activities of Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Iowa State University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The final report of NASA funded activities at Iowa State University (ISU) for the period between 1/96 and 1/99 includes two main areas of activity. The first is the development and delivery of an x-ray simulation package suitable for evaluating the impact of parameters affects the inspectability of an assembly of parts. The second area was the development of images processing tools to remove reconstruction artifacts in x-ray laminagraphy images. The x-ray simulation portion of this work was done by J. Gray and the x-ray laminagraphy work was done by J. Basart. The report is divided into two sections covering the two activities respectively. In addition to this work reported the funding also covered NASA's membership in the NSF University/Industrial Cooperative Research Center.

Gray, Joe

2002-01-01

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University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Oranges and other citrus plants have been grown in Florida for well over a century, and there has always been a vital relationship between the universities in the state and the citrus industry. The University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) helps foster these valuable relationships, and they have a facility in Lake Alfred, Florida that includes 600 acres of groves, greenhouses, a fresh fruit packinghouse, and more than 40 laboratories. On their website, visitors can learn about their research into hurricane recovery, advanced citrus production, and plant cell physiology in the "Research" section. Over in the "Extension" area, visitors can learn about the diseases the affect citrus crops, read their free "Citrus Pest Management Guide", and also learn about various pesticides. The site also includes links for the media, along with their in-house "Citrus Leaves" newsletter.

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University of Florida lightning research at the Kennedy Space Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A variety of basic and applied research programs are being conducted at the Kennedy Space Center. As an example of this research, the paper describes the University of Florida program to characterize the electric and magnetic fields of lightning and the coupling of those fields to utility power lines. Specifically, detailed consideration is given to the measurements of horizontal and vertical electric fields made during the previous three summers at KSC and the simultaneous measurements of the voltages on a 500 m test line made during the past two summers at KSC. Theory to support these measurements is also presented.

Uman, Martin A.; Thomson, Ewen M.

1987-01-01

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"And Never the Twain Shall Meet": International Students Writing for a U.S. University Audience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The western intellectual tradition promotes a unique style of thinking and writing that cannot readily embrace other ways of understanding human experience and communicating about it. Three fundamental differences in the ways east and west approach oral and written communication and the thinking that lies behind it are: first, a preference for…

Fox, Helen

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A Gift of Writing? Choreographer and Writer Collaborations in the University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates certain philosophical implications of asking a dance artist for an account of how she or he works. The research proposes the development of practices of collaborative writing by a dance artist and researcher-observer (alert to the motivated and implicated positions of each) that are capable of articulating what matters to…

Pollard, Niki; Garrett, Natalie; Lee, Rosemary; Voris, Amy

2010-01-01

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Evaluating ESL: Making Sense of University Professors' Responses to Second Language Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study addresses the response of social science and engineering science faculty to a naturally occurring sample of second language writing. Using a matched-guise protocol, faculty participants were led to believe that the one-page essay was produced by an international student whose first language was either Chinese or Spanish. The faculty…

Roberts, Felicia; Cimasko, Tony

2008-01-01

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The Universe Observing Center a modern center to teach and communicate astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Universe Observing Center is one of the parts of the Parc Astronòmic Montsec (PAM). PAM is an initiative of the Catalan government, through the Consorci del Montsec (Montsec Consortium), to take advantage of the capabilities and potential of the Montsec region to develop scientific research, training and outreach activities, particularly in the field of Astronomy. The choice of the Montsec mountains to install the PAM was motivated by the magnificent conditions for observing the sky at night; the sky above Montsec is the best (natural sky free of light pollution) in Catalonia for astronomical observations. The PAM has two main parts: the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) and the Universe Observing Center (COU). The OAdM is a professional observatory with an 80-cm catadioptric telescope (Joan Oró Telescope). This telescope is a robotic telescope that can be controlled from anywhere in the world via the Internet. The COU is a large multipurpose center which is intended to become an educational benchmark for teaching and communicate astronomy and other sciences in Catalonia. The management of the COU has three main goals: 1) Teach primary and secondary school students in our Educational Training Camp. 2) Teach university students housing the practical astronomy lectures of the universities. 3) Communicate astronomy to the general public. The COU comprises special areas for these purposes: the Telescopes Park with more than 20 telescopes, a coelostat for solar observations and two dome containing full-automated telescopes. The most special equipment is ``The Eye of Montsec'', with its 12m dome containing a multimedia digital planetarium and a platform for direct observation of the sky and the environment. During 2009 we expect around 10000 visitors in Montsec area to enjoy science with Montsec dark skies and an special natural environment.

Ribas, Salvador J.

2011-06-01

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Reading, writing, and research: added value to university first-year experience programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Retention rates, the development of quality first-year experience programs, accreditation, learning outcomes, and the goal of creating life-long learners place research instruction as an essential part of the academic curriculum. The ability to find information, evaluate information resources, and use quality resources to write and present research effectively is critical in this information-rich society. This manuscript describes a research project

Sue Samson; Kim Granath

2004-01-01

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The relationship between geographical curriculum writing on new standard with geography teacher education direction in Normal Universities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Middle school geography curriculum standards emphasize on cultivating students' practical ability and sense of exploration. As a result, when compiling textbook, we emphasize on students' learning geography through exploratory activities. Currently, according to the geographical curriculum writing standard, sets of geography textbooks have been published, which have been reviewed and approved by the Chines National Ministry of Education National School Textbook Examination Committee and approved to be tested trial in the experimental area. From the overall design situation of these new materials, we know that they can reflect the basic reform idea of the national basic education curriculum and exploration is prominent very much. Since part of the new textbook writers are implementers and secondary school geography teachers trained in Geography Education in Normal Universities, and there are natural connection between high school geography education and geography teacher education in Normal Universities, so the exploration in the new curriculum secondary school geography textbooks writing would inevitably lead to further concept changes of Geography Education Teachers.

Yang, L.

2013-12-01

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Mississippi State University: Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) at Mississippi State University researches and develops "manufacturing and design means and methods for producing vehicles of superior quality with advanced features and functions at reduced costs and shorter product development times, exploiting the underlying technologies for broader industrial use." In the Alternative Power link, users can find Microsoft PowerPoint presentations illustrating CAVS projects with fuel cell and hydrogen powered vehicles. The website describes the Computational Manufacturing and Design Thrust project's incorporation of solid mechanics, materials, physics, and applied mathematics to improve the automotive industry as well as national defense laboratories, aerospace industry, and other governmental laboratories. Visitors can also learn about the current projects associated with traditional engineering disciplines of the Human and Systems Engineering group.

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University of Michigan Population Studies Center: Survey Methodology Paper Series  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Survey of Family Growth Survey Methodology Paper Series "includes pre-publication reports and published articles on research conducted by affiliates of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan." On this site, visitors and public policy types can scan through these past papers at their leisure. The series is partially supported by a contract with the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, and some of the papers have a strong bent towards biostatistical research methods. Recent paper titles here include "A Practical Technique for Improving the Accuracy of Interviewer Observation: Evidence from the National Survey of Family Growth" and "A Management Model for Continuous Data Collection: Reflections from the National Survey of Family Growth, 2006-2010". The site also includes links to their "Elderly in Asia" reports and additional works on aging in the United States.

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Stanford University School of Medicine: Center for Narcolepsy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Scientific studies of sleep patterns and behaviors have been around for decades, and the Stanford University Sleep Clinic was the first medical clinic established to examine sleep disorders. Since its founding, it has given rise to the Stanford Center for Narcolepsy. For visitors looking for information about their research and this illness, their website provides ample material. First-time visitors might do well to begin by reading the review essay, "A Hundred Years of Research", which provides some background on the ways in which researchers have explored the causes and etiology of this condition. Moving on, visitors can also learn about which medications are used to treat the condition, and also read about their innovative brain donation program.

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New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center PROSPER Project  

SciTech Connect

This document is the final technical report of the Arrowhead Center Prosper Project at New Mexico State University. The Prosper Project was a research and public policy initiative funded by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Prosper project (DOE Grant Number DE-NT0004397) began on October 1, 2008 (FY2009, Quarter 1) and ended on December 31, 2012 (FY2013, Quarter 1). All project milestones were completed on time and within the budget. This report contains a summary of ten technical reports resulting from research conducted during the project. This report also contains a detailed description of the research dissemination and outreach activities of the project including a description of the policy impacts of the project. The report also describes project activities that will be maintained after the end of the project.

Peach, James

2012-12-31

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From University to Classrooms: A Preservice Teachers' Writing Portfolio Program and Its Impact on Instruction in Teaching Strategies for Writing Portfolios in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports findings from an action research project investigating the impact creating writing portfolios has on preservice teachers' understanding of writing portfolio assessment. Participants included 92 preservice teachers enrolled across four different sections of an introductory literacy class. Data sources included: preservice…

Bintz, William; Shake, Mary

2005-01-01

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Goddard Space Flight Center's Partnership with Florida International University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has been collaborating with Florida International University's High Performance Database Research Center (FIU HPDRC) for nearly ten years. Much of this collaboration was funded through a NASA Institutional Research Award (IRA). That award involved research in the Internet dissemination of geospatial data, and in recruiting and training student researchers. FIU's TerraFly web service presently serves more than 10,000 unique users per day by providing an easy-to-use mechanism for exploring geospatial data and imagery. IRA-supported students have received 47 Bachelor's degrees, 20 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees at FIU. FIU leveraged IRA funding into over \\$19 million in other funding and donations for their research and training activities and has published nearly 150 scientific papers acknowledging the NASA IRA award. GSFC has worked closely with FIU HPDRC in the development of their geospatial data storage and dissemination research. TerraFly presents many NASA datasets such as the nationwide mosaic of LandSat 5, the PRISM precipitation model, the TRMM accumulated rainfall worldwide; as well as USGS aerial photography nationwide at 30cm to 1m resolutions, demographic data, Ikonos satellite imagery, and many more. Our presentation will discuss the lessons learned during the collaboration between GSFC and FIU as well as our current research projects.

Rishe, N. D.; Graham, S. C.; Gutierrez, M. E.

2004-12-01

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Photodynamic research at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We received our first CO2 laser at Baylor University Medical Center in December 1974, following a trip to Israel in January of that year. Discussion with the customs office of the propriety of charging an 18% import tax lasted for nine months. We lost that argument. Baylor has been using lasers of many types for many procedures since that time. About ten years ago, through the kindness of Tom Dougherty and Roswell Park, we started working with photodynamic therapy, first with hematoporphyrin I and later with dihematoporphyrin ether (II). In February 1984, we were invited to a conference at Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A. on medical applications of the free electron laser as part of the Star Wars Program. A grant application from Baylor was approved that November, but funding did not start for many months. This funding contributed to the development of a new research center as part of Baylor Research Institute. Many of the projects investigated at Baylor dealt with applications of the free electron laser (FEL), after it became available. A staff was assembled and many projects are still ongoing. I would like to outline those which are in some way related to photodynamic therapy.

Gulliya, Kirpal S.; Matthews, James Lester; Sogandares-Bernal, Franklin M.; Aronoff, Billie L.; Judy, Millard M.

1993-03-01

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Stanford University: Center for the Study of Language and Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) "is devoted to research in the emerging science of information, computing, and cognition." This "new science" is an interdisciplinary project that developed through a shared interest among computer scientists, linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and artificial intelligence researchers "in how agents, whether biological or artificial, acquire, process, and convey information." The Center, initiated by researchers from Stanford, SRI International, and Xerox PARC, now also collaborates with researchers from other universities, laboratories, and companies around the world. The website provides information on projects from the Interface Laboratory and the Research in the Cognitive Sciences program. Projects from the Interface Laboratory "constitute a concerted effort at CSLI to address human/computer interface problems emerging in the world of telecommunications, information processing, and consumer electronics." Research in the Cognitive Sciences program addresses interdisciplinary projects that cover a range of topics in computer science, linguistics, logic and semantics, philosophy, psychology, and education. The Publications section includes proceedings from annual conferences, a few older technical reports, and a one-page summary of all publications, including several books available for purchase.

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University Hospitals Case Medical Center presents promising data for novel pancreatic cancer vaccine  

Cancer.gov

Scientists from University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented results of a Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with pancreatic cancer testing the Algenpantucel-L vaccine today at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, part of Digestive Disease Week in San Diego.

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Technical Writing in Hydrogeology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project for Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is described as a method to relate the process of writing to the process of learning hydrology. The project focuses on an actual groundwater contamination case and is designed to improve the technical writing skills of students. (JN)

Tinker, John R., Jr.

1986-01-01

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Nonstandard Programs: the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's next frontier in graduate medical education.  

PubMed

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has seen continuous growth in the number and types of graduate training programs not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Board of Medical Specialties, or the American Osteopathic Association. For the purposes of ensuring best educational products and of controlling unrecognized competition with our accredited programs, a sequential process of centralized oversight of these nonstandard programs was undertaken. The first step involved programs whose fellows were hired and tracked like accredited fellows (i.e., not instructors). The basic process began with consensus among leadership, writing of policy with consultation as necessary, establishment of a registry of programs and graduates, and a committee to allow sharing of best practices and dissemination of policy. The second step applied the same process to instructor-level programs. Whereas the previous group of programs was made subject to ACGME regulations, more latitude in duty hours and progressive responsibility were allowed for instructor programs. The final step, in progress, is extending a similar but modified approach to short-duration clinical experiences and observerships. The outcomes of these efforts have been the creation of a centralized organizational structure, policies to guide this structure, an accurate registry of a surprising number of training programs, and a rolling record of all graduates from these programs. Included in the process is a mechanism that ensures that core program directors and department chairs specifically review the impact of new programs on core programs before allowing their creation. PMID:21169779

Kroboth, Frank J; Zerega, W Dennis; Patel, Rita M; Barnes, Barbara E; Webster, Marshall W

2011-02-01

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The LIGO Science Education Center: Partnering Labs, Universities, Education Agencies and Informal Learning Centers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A program is described for a seamless approach to informal and formal science teaching and learning built around a Science Education Center to be located at LIGO, Livingston, Louisiana. Under an NSF collaborative grant, four institutions are partnering to create an exemplary educational resource to promote science learning and understanding. The Science Education Center will feature approximately 40 interactive exhibits developed by The Exploratorium of San Francisco illustrating science concepts underlying the LIGO program. Southern University, a principal producer of teachers in Louisiana, leads pre-service teacher training. LA GEAR UP, a statewide educational reform agency, guides in-service teacher Professional Development. Our goals: (1) communicate LIGO-related science concepts to the public; (2) strengthen pre-service and in-service science teaching; (3) reach a broad audience of students in the Louisiana region; and (4) create a national model for ways scientists, educators, state education programs, and informal learning centers can collaborate to support science education. This work supported by NSF grants PHY-0107417 and PHY-0355454.

Thacker, John

2005-04-01

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Cancer Research Center Indiana University School of Medicine  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to authorize the Indiana School of Medicine to proceed with the detailed design, construction and equipping of the proposed Cancer Research Center (CRC). A grant was executed with the University on April 21, 1992. A four-story building with basement would be constructed on the proposed site over a 24-month period. The proposed project would bring together, in one building, three existing hematology/oncology basic research programs, with improved cost-effectiveness through the sharing of common resources. The proposed site is currently covered with asphaltic pavement and is used as a campus parking lot. The surrounding area is developed campus, characterized by buildings, walkways, with minimal lawns and plantings. The proposed site has no history of prior structures and no evidence of potential sources of prior contamination of the soil. Environmental impacts of construction would be limited to minor increases in traffic, and the typical noises associated with standard building construction. The proposed CRC project operation would involve the use radionuclides and various hazardous materials in conducting clinical studies. Storage, removal and disposal of hazardous wastes would be managed under existing University programs that comply with federal and state requirements. Radiological safety programs would be governed by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license and applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. There are no other NEPA reviews currently active which are in relationship to this proposed site. The proposed project is part of a Medical Campus master plan and is consistent with applicable local zoning and land use requirements.

Not Available

1994-08-01

208

Supporting a University Student Who Is Deaf-Blind in Writing for the Disciplines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bhattacharyya (1997) finds that universities must scramble to accommodate students who are Deaf-blind "because of limited literature regarding post secondary education for Deaf-blind students and the fact they have not yet experienced serving this unique population." Many Australian universities employ Academic Language and Learning (ALL) tutors…

Chanock, Kate; Stevens, Michelle; Freeman, Sally

2010-01-01

209

The Writing on the Wall: Responses of Australian Public Universities to Competition in Global Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australian public universities are struggling to maintain parity with international counterparts in an environment that is becoming increasingly competitive globally. While most universities are now heeding calls from sector leaders to become more competitive, any strategies that they implement to effect change in this regard might be too late to…

Bradmore, Donald J.; Smyrnios, Kosmas X.

2009-01-01

210

Dear Colleague Letter - Supplemental funding requests for current Industry University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC)  

NSF Publications Database

... Research Centers (I/UCRC) The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) program ... to be of future interest to industry. Each I/UCRC that currently has an active award may submit one ...

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How Important Is the Local, Really? A Cross-Institutional Quantitative Assessment of Frequently Asked Questions in Writing Center Exit Surveys  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Much writing center assessment literature focuses on the deep importance of local, institutional context. Still, a tension exists in the field more generally, and in assessment research specifically, between a reliance on local practice and a reliance on shared lore (Driscoll and Perdue; Thompson et al.). This tension can be fruitfully examined…

Bromley, Pam; Northway, Kara; Schonberg, Eliana

2013-01-01

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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, University of Chicago  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Chicago emphasizes the interdisciplinary aspect of materials science. This Website is a metapage with links to all of the departments involved in the MRSEC, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, geoscience, and bioscience. A special feature of the MRSEC page is its Research Nuggets section that gives mini-lessons on recent discoveries at MRSEC. The "Nuggets" contain explanatory text, references, and illustrations (diagrams, photographs, or laboratory images) on topics in materials science such as templating, flow, and annealing. Users will also find an overview of the facilities, calendar of events, publications by faculty members, and research abstracts at the site. In addition, a nice section of links to outreach programs is featured. Learn about how the MRSEC has participated in public outreach projects with the Museum of Science and Industry and Chicago elementary schools and sponsored a science camp, teacher reeducation program, and minority outreach program, and more. The site is fully searchable too.

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Writings of Thomas Wentworth Higginson  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

During his long life, Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an outspoken critic of slavery, military conflicts, and many other issues that dominated conversation in 19th century America. Higginson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1823 and after attending Harvard Divinity School he became a Unitarian minister. Over the course of the next five decades, Higginson would find time to play a leadership role in the women's movement and speak out against the fugitive slave act. This particular digital collection from the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln contains some of Higginson's correspondence, along with a selection of his other writings. These writings include "Does Slavery Christianize the Negro?", "Massachusetts in Mourning", and "The Results of Spiritualism". Visitors can also browse a topical list which will guide them to specific writings that address the Civil War, John Brown, Kansas, and the Woman's Suffrage Association along with many other fascinating topics.

2006-01-01

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Evaluating a Writing across the Curriculum Model Applied to Production/Operations Management in a University School of Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a writing assignment incorporated into the requirements for a production/operations management course. Provides an evaluative procedure for this assignment based on the analytic approach to writing. (MM)

Shipley, Margaret F.

1989-01-01

215

Texas A&M University Industrial Assessment Center Final Report  

SciTech Connect

This project benefited the public by assisting manufacturing plants in the United States to save costly energy resources and become more profitable. Energy equivalent to over 75,000 barrels of oil was conserved. The Texas A&M University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) visited 96 manufacturing plants and spent 101 days in those plants during the contract period from August 9, 2002, through November 30, 2006. Recommended annual energy savings for manufacturers were 37,400,000 kWh (127,600 MMBtu—site basis) of electricity and 309,000 MCF (309,000 MMBtu) of natural gas. Each manufacturer subsequently was surveyed, and based on these surveys reportedly implemented 79% of the electricity savings and 36% of the natural gas savings for an overall energy savings of 48% of recommended. Almost 800 (798) projects were recommended to manufacturers, and they accomplished two-thirds of the projects. Cost savings recommended were $12.3 million and implemented savings were $5.7 million or 47%. During the contract period our average time between site visit and report submittal averaged 46 days; and decreased from 48 days in 2003 to 44 days in 2006. Serving clients well and promptly has been a priority. We visited five ESA overflow clients during FY 06. The Texas A&M University IAC pioneered the presentation of air pollution information in reports, and includes NOx and CO2 reductions due to energy savings in all reports. We also experimented with formal PowerPoint BestPractices presentations called Lunchtime/Showtime in each plant and with delivering electronic versions of the report. During the period of the contract, the director served on the Texas Industries of the Future (IOF) Refining and Chemicals Committee, which oversaw the showcases in 2003 and 2006. The assistant director was the Executive Director of the International Energy Technology Conference held annually. The director and assistant director became qualified specialists in the Process Heating Assessment Scoping Tool and the Steam System Scoping Tool, respectively. Research was performed relating to energy conservation and IAC needs, resulting in a paper presented at the ACEEE meeting in 2005, and an internet software tool through the Texas IOF office.

Heffington, Warren M.; Eggebrecht, James A.

2007-02-24

216

Writing Argumentative Essays  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bill Daly of the Victoria University of Technology has posted a unit of curriculum designed to teach students how to write short argumentative essays. Originally created for students taking English in a vocational school, it is also useful to upper level high school and university educators and students. The site uses examples and models to systematically guide users through the steps of writing an argumentative essay. Students in any discipline that requires persuasive writing will benefit from this well constructed lesson.

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Writing Processing in a Trial Version of the Computer Based University Entrance Examination: A Way to Motivate Curriculum Change in Spain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the results of writing processing among 260 high school senior students, their degree of satisfaction using the new trial version of the Computer Based University Entrance Examination in Spain and their degree of motivation towards written online test tasks. Currently, this is one of the closing studies to verify whether…

Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Enriquez Carrasco, Emilia

2010-01-01

218

The University of Illinois elementary-school science project: Report of the 1963 writing conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drs. Atkin and Wyatt of the University of Illinois were responsible for some of the earliest efforts among the curriculum projects to develop materials for elementary school children. Miss Pierce, a project staff member who works with teachers trying the Illinois materials, here reports on the current status of their project.

Gail Pierce

1963-01-01

219

Disputes and Resignations Roil the Middle East Center at the University of Utah  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Controversial faculty reassignments and resignations in March have left the Middle East Center at the University of Utah in turmoil. The problems come only a year before the university must reapply for the grant from the U.S. Department of Education that supports the center, which is among the oldest such academic units in the country. The…

Wasley, Paula

2008-01-01

220

Taming the Anxious Mind: An 8-Week Mindfulness Meditation Group at a University Counseling Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an eight-week mindfulness meditation-based group that took place at a university counseling center. The group is patterned after the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Group members are taught…

Murphy, Michael C.

2006-01-01

221

Take-Wait-Stop: A Patient-Centered Strategy for Writing PRN Medication Instructions  

PubMed Central

Recent studies have linked patient misunderstanding of label instructions for as needed (PRN) medications to dosing errors. This study conducted a preliminary field test of patient-centered PRN label instructions. Patients participated in a hypothetical dosing experiment and were randomized to a patient-centered label (referred to as “Take-Wait-Stop”) or standard label. Participants were asked to demonstrate dosing the medicine over 24 hours. Three types of independent dosing errors were measured: (a) taking more than two pills at one time, (b) exceeding the maximum daily dose, and (c) waiting fewer than 4 hours between doses. Generalized linear models were used to assess the association between label type, health literacy, and sociodemographic characteristics. Participants' mean age was 39.8 years, 62.1% were female, 43.7% were White, and 72.4% had adequate literacy. Of participants, 31.8% who were shown the standard label demonstrated taking in excess of 6 pills in 24 hours compared with only 14.0% of participants who were shown the Take-Wait-Stop label (p = .05). Overall, only 1 person demonstrated he would take more than 2 pills in a single dose. Of the standard label group, 20.5% demonstrated dosing intervals of fewer than 4 hours compared with 23.3% of the Take-Wait-Stop label group (p = .75). In a multivariate model, participants who were exposed to the standard label were 2.5 times more likely to exceed the recommended maximum daily dose (95% CI [1.05, 7.70], p = .03). The Take-Wait-Stop label was beneficial in preventing participants from exceeding the maximum dose in 24 hours, although it did not significantly reduce other dosing errors.

McCarthy, Danielle M.; Davis, Terry C.; King, Jennifer P.; Mullen, Rebecca J.; Bailey, Stacy C.; Serper, Marina; Jacobson, Kara L.; Parker, Ruth M.; Wolf, Michael S.

2013-01-01

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Take-Wait-Stop: a patient-centered strategy for writing PRN medication instructions.  

PubMed

Recent studies have linked patient misunderstanding of label instructions for as needed (PRN) medications to dosing errors. This study conducted a preliminary field test of patient-centered PRN label instructions. Patients participated in a hypothetical dosing experiment and were randomized to a patient-centered label (referred to as "Take-Wait-Stop") or standard label. Participants were asked to demonstrate dosing the medicine over 24 hours. Three types of independent dosing errors were measured: (a) taking more than two pills at one time, (b) exceeding the maximum daily dose, and (c) waiting fewer than 4 hours between doses. Generalized linear models were used to assess the association between label type, health literacy, and sociodemographic characteristics. Participants' mean age was 39.8 years, 62.1% were female, 43.7% were White, and 72.4% had adequate literacy. Of participants, 31.8% who were shown the standard label demonstrated taking in excess of 6 pills in 24 hours compared with only 14.0% of participants who were shown the Take-Wait-Stop label (p = .05). Overall, only 1 person demonstrated he would take more than 2 pills in a single dose. Of the standard label group, 20.5% demonstrated dosing intervals of fewer than 4 hours compared with 23.3% of the Take-Wait-Stop label group (p=.75). In a multivariate model, participants who were exposed to the standard label were 2.5 times more likely to exceed the recommended maximum daily dose (95% CI [1.05, 7.70], p=.03). The Take-Wait-Stop label was beneficial in preventing participants from exceeding the maximum dose in 24 hours, although it did not significantly reduce other dosing errors. PMID:24093344

McCarthy, Danielle M; Davis, Terry C; King, Jennifer P; Mullen, Rebecca J; Bailey, Stacy C; Serper, Marina; Jacobson, Kara L; Parker, Ruth M; Wolf, Michael S

2013-01-01

223

Diversity and Success: The University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the University of Iowa's Women's Resource and Action Center which provides educational programs, developmental services, information and referral, and advocacy. Each of these areas is discussed briefly, the non-hierarchical staffing pattern of the center is explained, and the heterogeneous audience of the center is described. (NB)

Buckley, Susan; Hetherington, Cheryl

1988-01-01

224

Job Characteristics of the "Traditional" University Librarian versus the "Learning Resource Center" Librarian.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper, compiled for a class at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, compares the job characteristics of traditional university library staff, who are most comfortable handling print material, with the job characteristics of university learning resource center staff, who handle all forms of instructional media including such nonprint…

Flekke, Mary M.

225

The Center for Aerospace Research: A NASA Center of Excellence at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report documents the efforts and outcomes of our research and educational programs at NASA-CORE in NCA&TSU. The goal of the center was to establish a quality aerospace research base and to develop an educational program to increase the participation of minority faculty and students in the areas of aerospace engineering. The major accomplishments of this center in the first year are summarized in terms of three different areas, namely, the center's research programs area, the center's educational programs area, and the center's management area. In the center's research programs area, we focus on developing capabilities needed to support the development of the aerospace plane and high speed civil transportation system technologies. In the educational programs area, we developed an aerospace engineering option program ready for university approval.

Lai, Steven H.-Y.

1992-01-01

226

Building an instructional portal: channeling the writing lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past decade, adjunct tutorial and learning services at many colleges and universities took first steps towards extending their reach on-line. In particular, many campus-writing centers began to explore a new model for making their reference resources, training, and consultation services available in the form of on-line writing labs. The U.C. Berkeley OWL Portal project takes this concept a

Owen G. McGrath

2002-01-01

227

Center on Religion and Democracy at the University of Virginia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The aim of the Center on Religion and Democracy is "to provide timely and empirically ground scholarship that stimulates public learning, strengthens public policy considerations, and helps religious communities themselves re-envision a constructive role in the public square of democracy." Given this ambitious mission, it is not surprising that their site offers a wide range of materials detailing their own scholarly and public activities, coupled with influential primary texts that deal with the ordering of public life and its intersection with religion. Information in the first two sections of the site give visitors a brief overview of the academic and professional staff working at the center and the Center's partnerships with organizations such as the Etext and Pew Centers. The third section of the site deals with the public outreach programs of the Center, including conferences, lectures, and information for potential fellows. Perhaps most compelling is the Library section of the site that offers a searchable archive of crucial texts dealing with social theory, religion, and legal questions. Finally, these documents (which include the Confessions of St. Augustine, John Locke's Two Treatises on Government, and many others) are available in several different formats, including for use with PDAs.

228

Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Practical ethics are the focus of this appealing website from Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. Practical ethics courses were rare when the Center opened its doors 30 years ago, but the founders wisely felt the need to focus on it. Those visitors who are unfamiliar with practical ethics should start by clicking on "Center" found on the top right side of the homepage. From there, visitors can click on "What is Practical Ethics". After this introduction to the field, visitors should skip down to the "News & Events" link, also on the right side of the page, and then go to the "Lectures & Events" category. A thorough summary of each lecture from the Center's free public lecture series, is accessible by clicking on "More", at the bottom of each lecture description. Visitors interested in searching the lectures from earlier years can click on "Past Lectures & Events" located below the "Lectures & Events" category. The "Research & Publications" link has "Working Papers", "Publications", and "Reports" to view, along with the "Prandial Philosophy Post", a brief argument raised during one of the center's lunch seminars or at one of their public lectures.

229

Midwest Structural Sciences Center A University-Government Partnership  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Strategic partnerships among universities, industry and government have been a trademark of the research environment in the United States for more than two decades. Each member of this research triad brings a set of unique perspectives and strengths to the table, as well as being hampered with an often equally daunting set of weaknesses. It is clear that given appropriate opportunities in specific technologies, university-industry-government collaboration is a ``big winner.'' Our observation, however, is that some federally-funded research programs have failed to achieve the synergistic result envisioned by the funding agency, the host university, or collaborating industries. This paper introduces the relationships and highlights a new research program at the University of Illinois focused on the structural sciences necessary for next-generation air vehicles. Keys to successful programs are realistic expectations on all sides, a clear focus on appropriate science and engineering technologies, flexibility on the part of the federal funding agency, and a strong university management team.

Dick, William A.

2008-02-01

230

Final Technical Report for Industrial Assessment Center at West Virginia University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program at West Virginia University (WVU), which is funded by the Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) in the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), has provided a ...

B. Gopalakrishnan

2008-01-01

231

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 92-0122-2570, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In response to a request for technical assistance from the University of Nebraska Medical Center of Omaha, Nebraska, farm worker exposures during the handling of grain sorghum were investigated at four farms (SIC-0119) in southeastern Nebraska. Levels of ...

C. A. Piacitelli W. G. Jones

1996-01-01

232

Annual report of the Tandem Accelerator Center, University of Tsukuba. April 1, 1992 - March 31, 1993.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This annual report includes the research activities and the technical developments carried out at the Tandem Accelerator Center in University of Tsukuba for the period from April 1992 to March 1993. New experimental investigations were made on (1) nuclear...

1993-01-01

233

CLUSTER: University-Science Center Partnership for Science Teacher Preparation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to describe and present results from the fourth year of a five-year collaborative research project between an interactive science center and a local college. The purpose of the project is not only to recruit and train approximately 50 highly qualified science teachers who will teach in New York City public schools, but also to

Laura J. Saxman; Preeti Gupta; Richard N. Steinberg

2010-01-01

234

A Factor Analysis of a University Counseling Center Problem Checklist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined psychometric properties of problem checklist used as part of counseling center intake procedure. Collected data from closed client files and examined frequency with which items were endorsed as presenting problems, factor structure, and reliability of subscales. Results indicated that checklist could be reduced to about one-half original…

Miller, Geraldine A.; Rice, Kenneth G.

1993-01-01

235

CLUSTER: University-Science Center Partnership for Science Teacher Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to describe and present results from the fourth year of a five-year collaborative research project between an interactive science center and a local college. The purpose of the project is not only to recruit and train approximately 50 highly qualified science teachers who will teach in New York City public schools, but…

Saxman, Laura J.; Gupta, Preeti; Steinberg, Richard N.

2010-01-01

236

Israel's Bir Zeit University: A Center for Palestinian Nationalism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Located in Israel's West Bank area, BirZeit University has always been and remains the central incubator of West Bank intellectual radicalism in Israel. The majority of law-abiding, serious students are actually afraid, or intimidated, of speaking out against the PLO or its campus supporters. (MLW)

Clark, Staughton

1981-01-01

237

Center for Library and Information Resources Emory University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses Emory University's (Georgia) library addition that was designed and constructed to bridge a ravine while connecting with its tall concrete neighbor. Examines a design that physically mitigated vast differences in structural height while redirecting attention towards the original quadrangle and integrating multiple library functions into…

Keilor, Mia

1998-01-01

238

Learning Centered Universities: The Changing Face of Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Universities across the United States are beginning to systematically implement a paradigm shift in the way faculty are expected to teach and how students learn. Moving away from viewing the traditional role of the teacher as one whose primary job is to deliver lessons ("fill the pail" of students' brains), many college campuses are recognizing…

Scott, Whitney; Lisagor, Terri; Marachi, Roxana

2009-01-01

239

The National Sweetpotato Information Center at Tuskegee University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tuskegee University's involvement with the sweetpotato was initiated in the late 19th century by Dr. George Washington Carver. Carver's publications on the sweetpotato include information on the history and varieties of sweetpotatoes, their cultivation, insect and fungal problems, and their treatment, harvesting, storing, canning, and preparation for human consumption and animal feed. Carver developed more than 200 products from the

Annie King; Edna Williams; Sibyl Caldwell; Walter Hill

1995-01-01

240

Collaborating from the Center of the School Universe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article talks about the author's experiences as a school librarian in meeting the accelerating demands for student's learning and achievement. School librarianship has definitely changed in the accelerating school universe since the publication of "Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs" in 1988. That document clearly…

Buzzeo, Toni

2006-01-01

241

Marathon Group Therapy: Potential for University Counseling Centers and Beyond  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A descriptive analysis of marathon group therapy was conducted, specifying issues of set-up, screening, preparation, start-up, introduction to group process, facilitating therapeutic moments throughout the weekend, termination, and follow-up. Factors and dynamics unique to this modality are outlined for marathon groups in university counseling…

Stanger, Thomas; Harris, Rafael S., Jr.

2005-01-01

242

The Center for Collegiate Mental Health: An Example of a Practice-Research Network in University Counseling Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a model of a practice-research network that offers benefits for clinicians working at college and university counseling centers. We briefly describe the basic components of this practice-research network, challenges in developing it, and some of the empirical studies that have resulted from this initiative. We also describe…

Castonguay, Louis G.; Locke, Benjamin D.; Hayes, Jeffrey A.

2011-01-01

243

University Hospitals Case Medical Center researchers develop new radiation therapy for gynecologic cancers  

Cancer.gov

Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center have developed a more effective way to treat gynecologic cancers, shortening radiation treatment time from five weeks to three days. The method was published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments on April 17. The new method, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has been used on other types of cancer, but University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the first treatment facility to apply it to gynecologic cancers.

244

Handbook for Writing Coaches.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is based on experience with courses in which writing coaches participated, as part of the Program in Humanities at the University of Southern Mississippi. The courses were in the areas of humanities, philosophy, fine arts, and history. The handbook first defines a writing coach as a person who is attached to a class for the purpose…

Isensee, Elizabeth; Johnson, Roger, Jr.

245

Talking about Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In fall 2000, Eastern Illinois University implemented an electronic writing portfolio (EWP) to assess students' writing skills. Students who were freshmen in fall 2000 and transfer students enrolling under the fall 2000 catalogue or subsequent catalogues must submit materials to the EWP. The EWP submissions come from each academic level as…

Hopgood, Debra C.

2004-01-01

246

Writing: A Necessary Tool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Faculty members at America's colleges and universities have long thought that an alarming number of high school graduates do not arrive on campus with the writing skills they need. Now leaders of major U.S. corporations are joining their academic colleagues in complaining about a serious deficiency in the writing skills of today's college…

Budig, Gene A.

2006-01-01

247

University and College Associated Skill Centers. Higher Education/CETA Project Monograph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The structure and function of college- and university-affiliated skill centers are discussed as part of the American Council on Education's Higher Education/Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) project, which was supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. A skill center is defined as a single organizational…

Brown, Stephen M.

248

Advancing Mental Health Research: Washington University's Center for Mental Health Services Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research centers have become a key component of the research infrastructure in schools of social work, including the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. In 1993, that school's Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as a Social Work…

Proctor, Enola K.; McMillen, Curtis; Haywood, Sally; Dore, Peter

2008-01-01

249

Scope and Characteristics of University Off-Campus Centers in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the philosophy, organizational structure, administration, and curricula of university off-campus centers in the United States. In addition to statistical data, answers were sought on such matters as professional and regional accrediting associations, the establishment and continuance of centers, research projects in…

Henstrom, Richard Henry

250

Structure and Functions of the Continuing Education Centers at Turkish Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuing education centers mainly organize activities for the society in the fields that have gained importance on the improvement of individuals with a view of career building, improving professional knowledge and skills, achieving new skills and supplying individual development needs. Such centers have been established within universities

Arslan, Mehmet Metin

2008-01-01

251

Renata Adler Memorial Research Center for Child Welfare and Protection, Tel-Aviv University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Renata Adler Memorial Research Center for Child Welfare and Protection operates within the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. The main aims of this research center are to facilitate study and knowledge about the welfare of children experiencing abuse or neglect or children at risk and to link such knowledge to…

Ronen, Tammie

2011-01-01

252

The Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2002, the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh established the Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP). CRSP, which is the first race research center to be housed in a school of social work, has six foci: economic disparities; educational disparities; interracial group relations; mental health; youth, families, and elderly;…

Davis, Larry E.; Bangs, Ralph L.

2007-01-01

253

Enhancing User Satisfaction with University Computing Center Services. IR Applications, Volume 13, July 31, 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To provide quality education, a university needs to make available a well-equipped computing center. However, such centers are expensive, and their provision is a problem for administrators when budgets are tight. Hence, it is important that money be invested in services that will enhance user satisfaction the most. This study explores the…

Liu, Chung-Tzer; Du, Timon C.; Kuo, Fonchu

2007-01-01

254

Serials Cited by Marine Sciences Research Center Faculty, University at Stony Brook, 1986-1991  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recent creation of the Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Information Center at the University at Stony Brook prompted a study to determine which serials were most cited by faculty of the Marine Sciences Research Center to best locate the most useful serials in this new facility. An analysis of 5,242 citations by this faculty group resulted in a list of

Rosalind Walcott

1994-01-01

255

NASA University Research Centers Technical Advances in Education, Aeronautics, Space, Autonomy, Earth and Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This first volume of the Autonomous Control Engineering (ACE) Center Press Series on NASA University Research Center's (URC's) Advanced Technologies on Space Exploration and National Service constitute a report on the research papers and presentations delivered by NASA Installations and industry and Report of the NASA's fourteen URC's held at the First National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico from February 16-19, 1997.

Jamshidi, M. (Editor); Lumia, R. (Editor); Tunstel, E., Jr. (Editor); White, B. (Editor); Malone, J. (Editor); Sakimoto, P. (Editor)

1997-01-01

256

Annual Progress Report. January 1, 1969 through December 31, 1969. CAI Center, Florida State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research and development efforts at the Florida State University Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) Center have centered on four main area: (1) computer systems development, (2) research, (3) instructional product development, and (4) instructional validation and service. Progress on Project THEMIS was made on developing learner strategies,…

Hansen, Duncan N.; And Others

257

Northern Kentucky University ReEntry Center, 1980-1990. 10 Year Anniversary Celebration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The original poems and articles contained in this publication were submitted by individuals who have either been through the programs offered by the ReEntry Center at Northern Kentucky University or have otherwise had their lives touched and changed by the center's existence. They are intended to illustrate the growth and achievement that these…

Northern Kentucky Univ., Highland Heights.

258

Southern University Research Center for Head Start Annual Report, November 27, 1970. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the final report of the Southern University Head Start Evaluation and Research Center. It is a statement of activities engaged in since September, 1969. Chapter I contains an introduction and a description of the centers. Chapter II presents evaluation guidelines, quality control information, evaluation design and description of evaluation…

Southern Univ. and Agricultural and Mechanical Coll., Baton Rouge, LA.

259

Columbia University to Open Network of International Collaborative-Research Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In what university officials say represents a new approach to the internationalization of higher education, Columbia University is building a network of six to eight research institutes in capitals around the world. The Columbia Global Centers, as they are called, are designed for faculty members and students from various disciplines to…

Labi, Aisha

2009-01-01

260

China: computer graphics education available at universities, institutes and training centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer graphics education started in China in the late 1970s and has expanded considerably during the last 10 years. Universities all over the country have computer graphics in their programs, In addition, there are job training courses for students and training seminars for computer graphics educators and researchers. Computer graphics knowledge can be acquired in universities and training centers, and

Jiaoying Shi; Zhigeng Pan

1996-01-01

261

Lessons Learned Concerning a Student Centered Teaching Style by University Mathematics Professors from Secondary School Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following paper discusses the use of student centered teaching techniques in mathematics classes at the secondary level and at the university level. It appears that secondary mathematics teachers are more versatile than university professors in utilizing these teaching techniques in the classroom. This is partially driven by the No Child Left…

Schumacher, Phyllis; Kennedy, Kristin T.

2008-01-01

262

A Grant to Strengthen Florida State University's Center for Educational Technology. Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Under this grant, the Florida State University committed itself to the strengthening of the University's capacity in applying a systems approach to the utilization of technology in education; to mobilize and extend further its competencies in this field; and, through its Center for Educational Technology (CET), to provide a special focus of its…

Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Educational Technology.

263

University of Minnesota National Long-Term Care Resource Center Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The University of Minnesota National Long-Term Care (LTC) Resource Center was established in October 1993 as a partnership of the Institute for Health Services Research at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health and the National Academy for ...

R. Kane T. Riley M. O. Baker

1998-01-01

264

Write, Johnny, Write  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The popular emphasis on expository writing is denigrating the place of literature, especially poetry, in the English curriculum. If unchallenged, this new wave will create students who are incapable of responding to the uncertainties and dreams of human existence. (KS)

Rouse, John

1977-01-01

265

Toward understanding writing to learn in physics: Investigating student writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is received wisdom that writing in a discipline helps students learn the discipline, and millions of dollars have been committed at many universities to supporting such writing. We show that evidence for effectiveness is anecdotal, and that little data-based material informs these prejudices. This thesis begins the process of scientific study of writing in the discipline, in specific, in

Dedra Demaree

2006-01-01

266

WRITING TO LEARN AND LEARNING TO WRITE MATHEMATICS: AN EXPERIMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using writing to learn mathematics is nothing new. A recent bibliography by Millman [8] on writing in mathematics lists 2 books and 48 articles in secondary and post-secondary mathematics. We wish to address the use of writing at Texas A&I University, an institution with students who are mostly minority and rural. This article will report on our project to use

D. Sabrio; S. Sabrio; G. Tintera

1993-01-01

267

Center for Space Power, Texas A and M University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Johnson Controls is a 106 year old company employing 42,000 people worldwide with $4.7 billion annual sales. Though we are new to the aerospace industry we are a world leader in automobile battery manufacturing, automotive seating, plastic bottling, and facilities environment controls. The battery division produces over 24,000,000 batteries annually under private label for the new car manufacturers and the replacement market. We are entering the aerospace market with the nickel hydrogen battery with the help of NASA's Center for Space Power at Texas A&M. Unlike traditional nickel hydrogen battery manufacturers, we are reaching beyond the space applications to the higher volume markets of aircraft starting and utility load leveling. Though space applications alone will not provide sufficient volume to support the economies of scale and opportunities for statistical process control, these additional terrestrial applications will. For example, nickel hydrogen batteries do not have the environmental problems of nickel cadmium or lead acid and may someday start your car or power your electric vehicle. However you envision the future, keep in mind that no manufacturer moves into a large volume market without fine tuning their process. The Center for Space Power at Texas A&M is providing indepth technical analysis of all of the materials and fabricated parts of our battery as well as thermal and mechanical design computer modeling. Several examples of what we are doing with nickel hydrogen chemistry to lead to these production efficiencies are presented.

Jones, Ken

1991-01-01

268

Center for Space Power, Texas A and M University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Johnson Controls is a 106 year old company employing 42,000 people worldwide with $4.7 billion annual sales. Though we are new to the aerospace industry we are a world leader in automobile battery manufacturing, automotive seating, plastic bottling, and facilities environment controls. The battery division produces over 24,000,000 batteries annually under private label for the new car manufacturers and the replacement market. We are entering the aerospace market with the nickel hydrogen battery with the help of NASA's Center for Space Power at Texas A&M. Unlike traditional nickel hydrogen battery manufacturers, we are reaching beyond the space applications to the higher volume markets of aircraft starting and utility load leveling. Though space applications alone will not provide sufficient volume to support the economies of scale and opportunities for statistical process control, these additional terrestrial applications will. For example, nickel hydrogen batteries do not have the environmental problems of nickel cadmium or lead acid and may someday start your car or power your electric vehicle. However you envision the future, keep in mind that no manufacturer moves into a large volume market without fine tuning their process. The Center for Space Power at Texas A&M is providing indepth technical analysis of all of the materials and fabricated parts of our battery as well as thermal and mechanical design computer modeling. Several examples of what we are doing with nickel hydrogen chemistry to lead to these production efficiencies are presented.

Jones, Ken

269

The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1965 by the North Carolina General Assembly, the Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is dedicated to improving "the safety, security, access and efficiency of all surface transportation modes through a balanced, interdisciplinary program of research, evaluation and information dissemination." Part of that information dissemination happens via this website, where visitors can find safety information, research reports, and their newsletter. New visitors should look at their "Safety Information" first. Here they will find helpful tips on bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, animal-vehicle crash information, and distracted and drowsy drivers. Moving on, the "Research Library" area contains selected full-text publications based on HSRC staff research, along with an exhaustive bibliography of previous papers from 1967 to 1990. Finally, visitors can also peruse their newsletter, which is published quarterly.

270

Energy Efficient Industrialized Housing Research Program, Center for Housing Innovation, University of Oregon and the Florida Solar Energy Center. Quarterly technical progress report, July 1-September 30, 1990.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research program addresses the need to increase the energy efficiency of industrialized housing. Two research centers have responsibility for the program: the Center for Housing Innovation at the University of Oregon and the Florida Solar Energy Cent...

G. Z. Brown

1990-01-01

271

Resources for Graduate Writing Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of graduate writing courses offered at United States universities revealed two rationales for providing graduate level writing instruction: (1) students are underequipped by their undergraduate training for more advanced work, and (2) graduate work demands a different kind and level of writing which schools have a responsibility to teach.…

Jeske, Jeffrey M.

272

Where is the center of the universe? : here, there, and everywhere  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An interactive illustration is provided here to reveal that the Earth is not the center of the expanding universe, despite apparent evidence to the contrary. The illustration consists of an image of the universe as it was a billion years ago layered beneath an image of the universe's present layout. By following the instructions and positioning the top image in two different locations, the user will see that the universe appears to be expanding from any observation point selected. A paragraph explains why this is the case. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Doherty, Paul

2001-01-01

273

Making Thinking Visible: Writing, Collaborative Planning, and Classroom Inquiry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveying a project that was conducted through the Center for the Study of Writing at Carnegie Mellon University, this book details the classroom inquiries conducted during the 4-year project (1988-1992) by 33 teacher-researchers from secondary and postsecondary classrooms. The articles and their authors are: (1) "Teachers as Theory Builders"…

Flower, Linda, Ed.; And Others

274

Center for Molecular Electronics, University of Missouri, St. Louis. Environmental Assessment  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to authorize the University of Missouri, St. Louis to proceed with the detailed design and construction of the proposed Center for Molecular Electronics. The proposed Center would consist of laboratories and offices housed in a three-story building on the University campus. The proposed modular laboratories would be adaptable for research activities principally related to physics, chemistry, and electrical engineering. Proposed research would include the development and application of thin-film materials, semi-conductors, electronic sensors and devices, and high-performance polymers. Specific research for the proposed Center has not yet been formulated, therefore, specific procedures for any particular process or study cannot be described at this time. The proposed construction site is an uncontaminated panel of land located on the University campus. This report contains information about the environmental assessment that was performed in accordance with this project.

Not Available

1994-06-01

275

Evaluation of Courses and Programs Offered Under the Auspices of Wayne State University and the University of Michigan at the University Center for Adult Education, Detroit, Michigan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By use of interviews, questionnaires, and observation, the courses and programs offered by the University Center for Adult Education, in Detroit, were evaluated. The courses concerned Communication and Language Art, Environment, Practical Economics, Behavioral Science, Technology, Extension Courses, and Special Events. Evaluation findings show…

Dada, Paul O. A.

276

Impacts of research universities on technological innovation in industry: evidence from engineering research centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

NSF engineering research centers (ERCs) constitute the most upstream performer of R&D among university–industry–government research centers. Findings from surveys and interviews with 355 firms participating in the 18 ERCs established between 1985 and 1990 indicate that firms participate primarily to gain access to upstream modes of knowledge rather than specific products and processes. Findings also point to problematic continuation of

Irwin Feller; Catherine P. Ailes; J. David Roessner

2002-01-01

277

Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center: Organic & Integrated Fruit Production  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Part of the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, this website offers various resources for orchardists interested in organic and integrated production methods. The site contains sections on Organic Fruit Production, Soil and Pest Management, Apple Replant Disease, and more. The site also offers links to other Washington State University sites for Horticulture, Entomology, Fruit Pathology, and Postharvest resources. Many of the documents on this site are available for download as PDF files.

278

Convergence in Germany: the Information, Communication and Media Center (ICMC\\/IKMZ) of Cottbus University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to ask why the libraries and the computer and media centres of German universities are picking up too little to improve the conditions for learning, teaching and research. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – With the founding of the Information, Communication and Media Center\\/Informations-, Kommunikations- und Medienzentrums (ICMC\\/IKMZ), the central services of the Brandenburg Technical University

Andreas Degkwitz

2006-01-01

279

Taking Risks?: A Case Study of Three Doctoral Students Writing Qualitative Dissertations at an American University in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The formulaic styles of dissertation writing inherited from the sciences continue to influence dissertation writers in social sciences, and in particular TESOL and applied linguistics. Some scholars both within and outside the U.S. recommend that we expand the options for dissertation writers beyond these narrow conventions ([Eisner, 1997];…

Casanave, Christine Pearson

2010-01-01

280

The Effects of Training in Peer Assessment on University Students' Writing Performance and Peer Assessment Quality in an Online Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to examine the effects of peer-assessment skill training on students' writing performance, the quality of students' feedback, the quality (validity and reliability) of student-generated scores, and the students' satisfaction with the peer assessment method in an online environment. A quasi-experimental design was employed…

Xiao, Yun

2010-01-01

281

Methods and successes of New York University workshops for science graduate students and post-docs in science writing for general audiences (readers and radio listeners)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientists and science administrators often stress the importance of communication to the general public, but rarely develop educational infrastructures to achieve this goal. Since 2009, the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University has offered a series of basic and advanced writing workshops for graduate students and post-docs in NYU's eight scientific divisions (neuroscience, psychology, physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, anthropology, and computer science). The basic methodology of the NYU approach will be described, along with successful examples of both written and radio work by students that have been either published or broadcast by general interest journalism outlets.

Hall, S. S.

2012-12-01

282

Energy Efficient Industrialized Housing Research Program, Center for Housing Innovation, University of Oregon and the Florida Solar Energy Center  

SciTech Connect

This research program addresses the need to increase the energy efficiency of industrialized housing. Two research centers have responsibility for the program: the Center for Housing Innovation at the University of Oregon and the Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida. The two organizations provide complementary architectural, systems engineering, and industrial engineering capabilities. In 1989 we worked on these tasks: (1) the formation of a steering committee, (2) the development of a multiyear research plan, (3) analysis of the US industrialized housing industry, (4) assessment of foreign technology, (5) assessment of industrial applications, (6) analysis of computerized design and evaluation tools, and (7) assessment of energy performance of baseline and advanced industrialized housing concepts. The current research program, under the guidance of a steering committee composed of industry and government representatives, focuses on three interdependent concerns -- (1) energy, (2) industrial process, and (3) housing design. Building homes in a factory offers the opportunity to increase energy efficiency through the use of new materials and processes, and to increase the value of these homes by improving the quality of their construction. Housing design strives to ensure that these technically advanced homes are marketable and will meet the needs of the people who will live in them.

Brown, G.Z.

1990-01-01

283

The Mississippi State University (MSU) / National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Mississippi State University (MSU) have provided the MSU/NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Computational Field Simulation (CFS). The center is concerned with issues such as "regions or volumes of space within which physical phenomena vary with position and time." Examples of these physical phenomena are compressible fluid flow (airflow around aircraft and automobiles), incompressible fluid flow (flow of water past ships), and electromagnetic fields (microwave signal transmission). The research conducted at the center is organized into four areas: grid technology, computing systems, scientific visualization, and domain specific CFS applications. Sections included at the Website are About the ERC, Research, Education, Projects, and Publications, among others.

1999-01-01

284

The University of North Carolina Pain Center-I. Organization and Function  

PubMed Central

The University of North Carolina Comprehensive Pain Center, which has been in existence since 1972, is a pain evaluation, treatment and research program based upon individual diagnosis, comprehensive evaluation, and individualized therapy. This is done within the framework of a concurrent program involving anesthesiologists, oral surgeons, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, physicians from family medicine, clinical psychologists, social workers and specialized nurses. The Center is organized in both the inpatient and outpatient modes. This presentation will briefly describe the operation of the Pain Center and discuss plans for future expansion.

Ghia, Jawahar N.; Gregg, John M.

1982-01-01

285

Feasibility Study for Tashkent University of Information Technology. Center for Women's Training in Telecommunications and IT. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Telecom/Telematique Inc. conducted the feasibility study on Center for Women's Training in Telecommunications and IT. This training center will be based at Tashkent University for Information Communication Technologies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It will del...

2004-01-01

286

University of Iowa, Heartland Center for Occupational Safety and Health, Final Progress Report, July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, based at the University of Iowa (UI),. has served Federal Region VII (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska) since 2000 as a center of excellence in interdisciplinary training, education and research...

C. Zwerling

2009-01-01

287

The changing face of academic health centers: a path forward for the University of Colorado Denver.  

PubMed

This article describes a decade of major changes at an academic health center (AHC) and university. The authors describe two major changes undertaken at the University of Colorado and its AHC during the past 10 years and the effects of these changes on the organization as a whole. First, the AHC's four health professional schools and two partner hospitals were completely relocated from a space-limited urban campus to a closed Army base. The impact of that change and the management of its potential disruption of academic programs are discussed in detail. In the middle of this total relocation, the AHC campus was consolidated with a general academic campus within the University of Colorado system, compounding the challenge. The authors describe the strategies employed to implement this major consolidation, including changing the organizational structure and selecting the new name of the university--the University of Colorado Denver. PMID:18728441

Wilson, M Roy; Krugman, Richard D

2008-09-01

288

Toward understanding writing to learn in physics: Investigating student writing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is received wisdom that writing in a discipline helps students learn the discipline, and millions of dollars have been committed at many universities to supporting such writing. We show that evidence for effectiveness is anecdotal, and that little data-based material informs these prejudices. This thesis begins the process of scientific study of writing in the discipline, in specific, in physics, and creates means to judge whether such writing is effective. The studies culminating in this thesis are an aggressive start to addressing these complex questions. Writing is often promoted as an activity that, when put into classrooms in specific disciplines, not only helps students learn to write in the methods of that discipline but also helps students learn content knowledge. Students at the Ohio State University are being asked to write more in introductory courses, and the Engineering schools want their students to have more writing skills for the job market. Combined with the desire of many educators to have students be able to explain the course content knowledge clearly, it would seem that writing activities would be important and useful in physics courses. However, the question of whether writing helps learning or whether students learn writing within a non-English classroom helps learning in the discipline are open to debate, and data are needed before such claims can be made. This thesis presents several studies aimed at understanding the correlation of writing and content, and tracking and characterizing student writing behaviors to see how they are impacted by writing in physics courses. It consists of four parts: summer and autumn 2005 focus on writing in introductory physics labs with and without explicit instruction, while winter and spring 2006 focus on tracking and analyzing student writing and revising behavior in Physics by Inquiry (PbI). With these related projects, we establish three main results. First, there is a need for quantitative studies of Writing to Learn, and in specific of Writing to Learn within physics. Second, we have also made progress in characterizing student behaviors in an effort to quantify the study of writing: the link between writing and learning content is not obvious, and we have shown that students may not even be learning to write through practice in the context of physics. Third, we have developed a valuable new tool, a novel program to track and analyze student writing, that supplies quantitative information about student writing. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Demaree, Dedra

289

NASA Lewis Research Center/University Graduate Research Program on Engine Structures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA Lewis Research Center established a graduate research program in support of the Engine Structures Research activities. This graduate research program focuses mainly on structural and dynamics analyses, computational mechanics, mechanics of composites and structural optimization. The broad objectives of the program, the specific program, the participating universities and the program status are briefly described.

Chamis, C. C.

1985-01-01

290

Content Area Reading. Proceedings of the Reading Center Conference (West Virginia University, 1979).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection contains the 30 papers presented at the 1979 Reading Center Conference on content area reading held at West Virginia University. The papers are presented under the following topics: aiding reading/thinking skills, reading in specific content areas, motivating extended reading, meeting student needs, and administering content area…

Fairbanks, Marilyn M., Ed.; And Others

291

Working with Clients Who Have Religious/Spiritual Issues: A Survey of University Counseling Center Therapists  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

University counseling center therapists (N = 220) completed an Internet survey about religion/spirituality in therapy, with 200 of these therapists describing therapy with a recent client whose issues involved religion/spirituality. Common client religion/spirituality issues were questioning one's childhood religion, exploring…

Kellems, Ian S.; Hill, Clara E.; Crook-Lyon, Rachel E.; Freitas, Gary

2010-01-01

292

The University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center Absolute Radiance Interferometer (ARI)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A summary of the development of the Absolute Radiance Interferometer (ARI) at the University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center (UW-SSEC) will be presented. At the heart of the sensor is the ABB CLARREO Interferometer Test-Bed (CITB), based directly on the ABB Generic Flight Interferometer (GFI). This effort is funded under the NASA Instrument Incubator Program (IIP).

Taylor, Joe K.; Revercomb, Henry E.; Buijs, Henry; Grandmont, Frederic J.; Gero, P. Jonathon; Best, Fred A.; Tobin, David C.; Knuteson, Robert O.; Laporte, Daniel D.; Cline, Richard; Schwarz, Mark; Wong, Jeff

2010-10-01

293

Center for Catalysis at Iowa State University. Final Report. Revised September 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The overall objective of this proposal is to enable Iowa State University to establish a Center that enjoys world-class stature and eventually enhances the economy through the transfer of innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace. The funds have b...

G. A. Kraus

2006-01-01

294

The Environmental Scanning Project at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The environmental scanning project at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education is described. The project attempts to identify signals of change in all sectors of the external environment. Information resources have been selected from the social, technological, economic, and political aspects of the environment at the…

Morrison, James L.; And Others

295

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDENT POPULATION, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA RESIDENT CENTER, HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS 1959 SURVEY WAS TO ANALYZE SOME OF THE BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA RESIDENT CENTER, HUNTSVILLE. FINDINGS WERE TABULATED IN SUMMARY FORM AND BY MAJOR FIELDS OF ACADEMIC INTEREST. OF THE STUDENTS (LARGELY YOUNG ADULTS), 51 PERCENT WERE IN ENGINEERING. ONLY 16 PERCENT WERE FEMALE. MOST…

FRANKLIN, ELTON

296

Primary Care Screening of Depression and Treatment Engagement in a University Health Center: A Retrospective Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objectives: This retrospective study analyzed a primary care depression screening initiative in a large urban university health center. Depression detection, treatment status, and engagement data are presented. Participants: Participants were 3,713 graduate and undergraduate students who presented consecutively for primary care services between…

Klein, Michael C.; Ciotoli, Carlo; Chung, Henry

2011-01-01

297

Counselor Intake Judgments About White and Black Clients in a University Counseling Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compared counselor intake judgment about White and Black clients at a university counseling center. Counselors reported significantly higher ratings on judged potential for change in Black as compared to White clients. Type and severity of presenting problem, client anxiety level, ease of expression, motivation, realism of goals, and physical…

Bishop, John B.; Richards, Thomas F.

1987-01-01

298

thoracic outlet syndrome: a 50-year experience at Baylor University Medical Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past 5 decades, the recognition and management of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) have evolved. This article elucidates these changes and improvements in the diagnosis and management of TOS at Baylor University Medical Center. The most remarkable change over the past 50 years is the use of nerve conduction velocity to diagnose and moni- tor patients with nerve compression.

Harold C. Urschel; Harry Kourlis

2007-01-01

299

Religion and Spirituality in Group Counseling: Beliefs and Practices of University Counseling Center Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fifty-four counselors at 9 university counseling centers participated in a study regarding religion and spirituality (R/S) in group counseling. The majority indicated that R/S is an appropriate topic for group counseling and that some religious and spiritual interventions are appropriate to use. However, counselors rarely use these interventions.…

Post, Brian C.; Cornish, Marilyn A.; Wade, Nathaniel G.; Tucker, Jeritt R.

2013-01-01

300

Racial and Ethnic Minority Clients' Utilization of a University Counseling Center: An Archival Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the utilization of a university counseling center's services by non-international racial and ethnic minority students via an archival approach. A total of 242 participants were included. Data were examined utilizing ANOVA, bivariate correlation, and chi-square analyses. Results support previous assertions that minority…

Davidson, M. Meghan; Yakushka, Oksana F.; Sanford-Martens, Tiffany C.

2004-01-01

301

Envisioning new learning spaces: creating a center for visualization at Indiana State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Growing interest in visualization and stereography has prompted the Center for Instruction, Research, and Technology at Indiana State University (ISU) to expand visualization resources available to faculty and students. Beginning in the spring of 2006, ISU built four new active learning spaces equipped to handle various faculty members. visualization needs. The \\

Kenneth D. Janz; Micheal Moore

2007-01-01

302

The Cajon Valley Union School District/San Diego State University Model Education Center (MEC).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Cajon Valley/San Diego State University Model Education Center (MEC) focuses on the training of elementary school teachers, teacher inservice, and collaborative leadership. It provides an exemplary training site for preparing elementary school teachers, and uses staff development to create a school environment/climate which will produce…

Berg, Marlowe; Nagel, Thomas

303

Implementation of Cooperative Learning in the Center for Community Service and Continuing Education at Kuwait University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to review the success of implementation of cooperative learning in various courses delivered at the Center for Community Service and Continuing Education at Kuwait University. According to recent research in the field of social cognition, learning situations which make use of the social context often achieve superior…

Alansari, Eissa M.

2006-01-01

304

New library buildings: the University of Michigan Medical Library and Learning Resource Center.  

PubMed Central

The University of Michigan opened a new medical library in July 1980. The five-story structure combines the library with a learning-resources center. Overall, the building has operated smoothly and has been well accepted. The combining of two facilities designed to support the teaching and learning objectives of the health sciences curriculum will ensure long-term cooperation between them. Images

Wulff, L Y; Calhoun, J G

1984-01-01

305

Academic Faculty in University Research Centers: Neither Capitalism's Slaves nor Teaching Fugitives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study addresses university-industry interactions for both educational and industrial outcomes. The results suggest that while academic faculty who are affiliated with centers are more involved with industry than non-affiliated faculty, affiliates are also more involved with and supportive of students at the undergraduate, graduate, and…

Bozeman, Barry; Boardman, Craig

2013-01-01

306

Preliminary Evidence on the Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments Delivered at a University Counseling Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Treatment data from a university counseling center (UCC) that utilized the Outcome Questionnaire-45.2 (OQ-45; M. J. Lambert et al., 2004), a self-report general clinical symptom measure, was compared against treatment efficacy benchmarks from clinical trials of adult major depression that utilized similar measures. Statistical analyses suggested…

Minami, Takuya; Davies, D. Robert; Tierney, Sandra Callen; Bettmann, Joanna E.; McAward, Scott M.; Averill, Lynnette A.; Huebner, Lois A.; Weitzman, Lauren M.; Benbrook, Amy R.; Serlin, Ronald C.; Wampold, Bruce E.

2009-01-01

307

School-University Partnerships. Perspectives: Center for Excellence in Education, Monograph Series No. 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph features four papers that highlight school-based teacher training programs through Northern Arizona University's (NAU) Center for Excellence in Education (CEE). The first paper, "Reflection, Research, and Practice in a School-based Teacher Education Program (Peggy Ver Velde, Sherry L. Markel, Jeanne Dustman, Barbara Campbell, and…

Lapan, Stephen D., Ed; Minner, Sam, Ed.

308

A Report on the Design and Construction of the University of Massachusetts Computer Science Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a review conducted by the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General on the construction of the Computer Science and Development Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The office initiated the review after hearing concerns about the management of the project, including its delayed completion and substantial…

Massachusetts State Office of the Inspector General, Boston.

309

University Wire  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

University Wire is a daily Internet news service for college newspapers. Included are a story of the day, a large list of pointers to Internet resources in topics such as current headlines, politics, medicine and health, and women's resources; a "Kopyedit Korner," with pointers to writing reference materials; a placement center with job openings lists for college journalists; a large selection of pointers to college newspapers; and pointers to general circulation newspapers. Pointers to student and professional journalism organizations, as well as a calendar of journalism related events, are also provided. University Wire is a service of The Main Quad.

1997-01-01

310

Selective rearrangement of Nd{sup 3+} centers in LiNbO{sub 3} under ferroelectric domain inversion by electron beam writing  

SciTech Connect

Different values of the electronic charge provided by a direct electron beam writing system have been used to produce polarization inverted domain regions in the micrometer range on Nd{sup 3+} optically activated LiNbO{sub 3}. The effect of the electronic charge on the Nd{sup 3+} center structure has been studied by means of low-temperature luminescence from Nd{sup 3+} ions. The axial crystal field acting on the Nd{sup 3+} centers has been analyzed through the {sup 4}F{sub 3/2} energy-level splitting of the Nd{sup 3+} ions. From there we have determined the position of Nd{sup 3+} ions into the Li{sup +} octahedra for the different unequivalent centers in domains reversed with different electronic doses. The results show that the axial crystal field acting on the unequivalent Nd{sup 3+} centers can be selectively modified by means of the different doses applied to produce the inversion of the polarization. Moreover, a control of the discrete shifts suffered by the Nd{sup 3+} ions into the Li{sup +} octahedra after the inversion process can be carried out in the range 0-0.02 A by selecting the type of Nd center to be shifted by means of the different electronic charge. The behavior of each Nd{sup 3+} center after the polarization inversion under different doses can be discriminated and the different nature, as well as the polar character of the Nd{sup 3+} centers, is clearly manifested.

Molina, P.; Ramirez, M. O.; Garcia Sole, J.; Bausa, L. E.; Garcia, B. J. [Departamento de Fisica de Materiales, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid 28049 (Spain); Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid 28049 (Spain)

2008-07-01

311

Technical Writing Exercise  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This learning activity by Brown and from the Mechatronics Education CenterâÂÂs Project SHINE develops student technical writing skills. The lesson helps students understand the differences between literature and technical writing, while learning the processes, concepts and considerations used in technical writing. In particular, this activity aims to increase student understanding of sequential order, attention to detail, trouble-shooting, matching illustrations to text and ability to assess an audienceâÂÂs needs. The activity requires 90 minutes of class time.

Brown, Emily

2010-12-24

312

Proposal Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The basics of effective proposal writing, from content to structure to length, are presented in three articles: "Knowledge Is Power" (Andrew Grant, Emily S. Berkowitz), "Write on the Money" (Lucy Knight); and "The Problem Proposal." (MLW)

Grant, Andrew; And Others

1988-01-01

313

University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research and Education: Annual report  

SciTech Connect

This is a second annual report since the University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research and Education was established at Georgia Tech. The major focus of the center is crystalline silicon, and the mission of the Center is to improve the fundamental understanding of the science and technology of advanced photovoltaic devices and materials, to fabricate high-efficiency cells, and develop low-cost processes, to provide training and enrich the equational experience of students in this field, and to increase US competitiveness by providing guidelines to industry and DOE to achieve cost-effective and high-efficiency photovoltaic devices. This report outlines the work of the Center from July 1993--June 1994.

Rohatgi, A.; Crotty, G.; Cai, L.; Sana, P.; Doolittle, A.; Ropp, M.; Krygowski, T.; Narasimha, S. [Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1995-09-01

314

Writing Anxiety.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The articles in this journal issue examine the characteristics of student writing apprehension, and teaching methods to alleviate it. The titles of the articles and their authors are as follows: (1) "Writing Anxiety: Reasons and Reduction Techniques" (Helen R. Heaton and Pauline M. Pray); (2) "Writing Anxiety and the Gifted Student Writer" (De…

Karolides, Nicholas J., Ed.

1982-01-01

315

RAFT Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page provides an overview of the RAFT writing strategy, a strategy that helps students understand their role as a writer, the audience they will address, the varied formats for writing, and the topic they'll be writing about. Sample RAFT prompts and references are provided.

2012-01-01

316

Performance evaluation of extension education centers in universities based on the balanced scorecard.  

PubMed

This study aims at developing a set of appropriate performance evaluation indices mainly based on balanced scorecard (BSC) for extension education centers in universities by utilizing multiple criteria decision making (MCDM). Through literature reviews and experts who have real practical experiences in extension education, adequate performance evaluation indices have been selected and then utilizing the decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) and analytic network process (ANP), respectively, further establishes the causality between the four BSC perspectives as well as the relative weights between evaluation indices. According to this previous result, an empirical analysis of the performance evaluation of extension education centers of three universities at Taoyuan County in Taiwan is illustrated by applying VlseKriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje (VIKOR). From the analysis results, it indicates that "Learning and growth" is the significant influential factor and it would affect the other three perspectives. In addition, it is discovered that "Internal process" perspective as well as "Financial" perspective play important roles in the performance evaluation of extension education centers. The top three key performance indices are "After-sales service", "Turnover volume", and "Net income". The proposed evaluation model could be considered as a reference for extension education centers in universities to prioritize their improvements on the key performance indices after performing VIKOR analyses. PMID:20619892

Wu, Hung-Yi; Lin, Yi-Kuei; Chang, Chi-Hsiang

2011-02-01

317

Providing Medical Information to College Health Center Personnel: A Circuit Librarian Service at the University of Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College health center personnel are no different from other health practitioners in their need for medical information. To help meet this need, the McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, developed a partnership in 1997 with the Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana, a regional site library of the University of Illinois at…

Stumpff, Julia C.

2003-01-01

318

Phase III of construction of University Fitness Center and Human Performance Lab  

SciTech Connect

This grant did not include administrative expenses/legal expenses, land or rights-of-way purchases or relocation expenses. The construction funds for the Fitness Center $932,100 and the Performance Lab $23,900 totaled $956,000. Actual dollars expended totaled, $956,509.22, $932,609.22 for the Fitness Center and $23,900 for the Performance Lab. The University contributed $509.22. The projects are completed and in use. All inspections and occupancy permits have been obtained. All contractors have released all construction leans.

Steiner, James

2009-09-30

319

University of California-Davis Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center:  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center is housed in the Pomology Department at the University of California-Davis. Postharvest Center research focuses on improving the quality of horticultural crops, reducing post-harvest losses, improving marketing efficiency, and solving produce handling problems. This Publications website contains a wealth of downloadable articles organized by a wide range of crops and related issues. The numerous publication categories include: Apples, Nectarines, Lettuce, Postharvest IPM, Health Benefits, Storage, and many more. Visitors can locate articles by browsing the site index or by using a keyword search engine.

320

The First National Student Conference: NASA University Research Centers at Minority Institutions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The conference includes contributions from 13 minority universities with NASA University Research Centers. Topics discussed include: leadership, survival strategies, life support systems, food systems, simulated hypergravity, chromium diffusion doping, radiation effects on dc-dc converters, metal oxide glasses, crystal growth of Bil3, science and communication on wheels, semiconductor thin films, numerical solution of random algebraic equations, fuzzy logic control, spatial resolution of satellite images, programming language development, nitric oxide in the thermosphere and mesosphere, high performance polyimides, crossover control in genetic algorithms, hyperthermal ion scattering, etc.

Daso, Endwell O. (Editor); Mebane, Stacie (Editor)

1997-01-01

321

Learning to Write, Writing to Learn: Theory and Research in Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving the way to teach writing requires deepening one's understanding of the process of writing. Each chapter in this collection brings together the perspectives of a university researcher and a classroom teacher to show explicitly the connection between writing theory, and practice. The book covers writing development in grades K?12 and…

Indrisano, Roselmina, Ed.; Paratore, Jeanne R., Ed.

2005-01-01

322

Center for plant and microbial complex carbohydrates at the University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. Annual report, September 15, 1990--December 31, 1991.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Research from the Complex Carbohydrates Research Center at the University of Georgia is presented. Topics include: Structural determination of soybean isoflavones which specifically induce Bradyrhizobium japonicum nodD1 but not the nodYABCSUIJ operon; str...

P. Albersheim A. Darvill

1991-01-01

323

Recent Progress of X-Ray Microscopy at Ritsumeikan University Synchrotron Radiation Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

X-ray microscopy enables high-resolution analysis of thick specimens such as several microns in aqueous and atmospheric pressure environments in fields of biological and material sciences. Most commonly, zone plates (ZPs) are used as optical elements in combination with the use of synchrotron radiation (SR) as an x-ray source. It is realized at the x-ray microscopy station at BL-12 of Ritsumeikan University SR center. The highest spatial resolution is 50 nm. The beam line is open to researchers from universities, government research centers and companies and has been applied in biology, medicine, and material science. The present paper describes a recent progress and recent results of BL12.

Takemoto, K.; Kimura, M.; Kojima, K.; Matsumoto, T.; Niemann, B.; Hettwer, M.; Rudolph, D.; Anderson, E.; Attwood, D.; Kern, D. P.; Iwasaki, H.; Kihara, H.

2004-08-01

324

Learner-Centered Teaching and Improving Learning by Writing Down the Statement of Problems in an Introductory Physics Course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a calculus-based introductory physics course, students were assigned to write the statements of word problems (along with the accompanying diagrams if any), analyze these, identify important concepts/equations and try to solve these end-of- chapter homework problems. They were required to bring to class their written assignment until the chapter was completed in lecture. These were quickly checked at the beginning of the class. In addition, re-doing selected solved examples in the textbook were assigned as homework. Where possible, students were asked to look for similarities between the solved-examples and the end-of-the-chapter problems, or occasionally these were brought to the students' attention. It was observed that many students were able to solve several of the solved-examples on the test even though the instructor had not solved these in class. This was seen as an improvement over the previous years. It made the students more responsible for their learning. Another benefit was that it alleviated the problems previously created by many students not bringing the textbooks to class. It allowed more time for problem solving/discussions in class.

Aurora, Tarlok

2005-04-01

325

The evolution of integrating writing into engineering: tracing iterations of writing instruction in a sophomore engineering course  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the iterations of writing instruction that the USC Electrical and Computer Engineering Writing Center has used in a sophomore ECE lab course since 1995. These various attempts to integrate writing into the course include voluntary small groups, mandatory small groups, hiring a separate technical writing teaching assistant (TA) to grade the writing content of the lab reports,

Deanna Ramey; Jerry Hudgins

1999-01-01

326

Jackson State University's Center for Spatial Data Research and Applications: New facilities and new paradigms  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Jackson State University recently established the Center for Spatial Data Research and Applications, a Geographical Information System (GIS) and remote sensing laboratory. Taking advantage of new technologies and new directions in the spatial (geographic) sciences, JSU is building a Center of Excellence in Spatial Data Management. New opportunities for research, applications, and employment are emerging. GIS requires fundamental shifts and new demands in traditional computer science and geographic training. The Center is not merely another computer lab but is one setting the pace in a new applied frontier. GIS and its associated technologies are discussed. The Center's facilities are described. An ARC/INFO GIS runs on a Vax mainframe, with numerous workstations. Image processing packages include ELAS, LIPS, VICAR, and ERDAS. A host of hardware and software peripheral are used in support. Numerous projects are underway, such as the construction of a Gulf of Mexico environmental data base, development of AI in image processing, a land use dynamics study of metropolitan Jackson, and others. A new academic interdisciplinary program in Spatial Data Management is under development, combining courses in Geography and Computer Science. The broad range of JSU's GIS and remote sensing activities is addressed. The impacts on changing paradigms in the university and in the professional world conclude the discussion.

Davis, Bruce E.; Elliot, Gregory

1989-01-01

327

Designing and Scaling Level-Specific Writing Tasks in Alignment with the CEFR: A Test-Centered Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Common European Framework of Reference" (CEFR; Council of Europe, 2001) provides a competency model that is increasingly used as a point of reference to compare language examinations. Nevertheless, aligning examinations to the CEFR proficiency levels remains a challenge. In this article, we propose a new, level-centered approach to designing…

Harsch, Claudia; Rupp, Andre Alexander

2011-01-01

328

Improving the Spelling of High Frequency Words in Daily Writing through the Use of Multiple Intelligence Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes a 12-week program developed with the intent of improving the spelling of high frequency words using centers that will activate each of the eight multiple intelligences. The targeted population consists of second and third graders in a suburban community in northeast Illinois. Parent surveys, teacher interviews, observations,…

Shah, Tejal; Thomas, Alexis

329

The Relationship Between the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center—A Profile in Synergy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the synergistic evolution of their research, educational, and clinical programs, the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) School of Medicine (SOM) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) have followed one core principle: What is good for one is good for both. The collaboration is underpinned by UPMC's commitment to its community mission, including support for the academic and research

Arthur S. Levine; Thomas P. Detre; Margaret C. McDonald; Loren H. Roth; George A. Huber; Mary Germann Brignano; Sandra N. Danoff; David M. Farner; Jeffrey L. Masnick; Jeffrey A. Romoff

2008-01-01

330

Simulation in JFL: Business Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses a simulation wherein learners of Japanese as a Foreign Language (JFL) in a business writing course at an American university are assigned tasks to write a series of business letters based on situations that are likely to occur in actual business settings. After an overview of the theoretical background, this article…

Fukushima, Tatsuya

2007-01-01

331

The Center of Excellence for Hypersonics Training and Research at the University of Texas at Austin  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Over the period of this grant (1986-92), 23 graduate students were supported by the Center and received education and training in hypersonics through MS and Ph.D. programs. An additional 8 Ph.D. candidates and 2 MS candidates, with their own fellowship support, were attracted to The University of Texas and were recruited into the hypersonics program because of the Center. Their research, supervised by the 10 faculty involved in the Center, resulted in approximately 50 publications and presentations in journals and at national and international technical conferences. To provide broad-based training, a new hypersonics curriculum was created, enabling students to take 8 core classes in theoretical, computational, and experimental hypersonics, and other option classes over a two to four semester period. The Center also developed an active continuing education program. The Hypersonics Short Course was taught 3 times, twice in the USA and once in Europe. Approximately 300 persons were attracted to hear lectures by more than 25 of the leading experts in the field. In addition, a hypersonic aerodynamics short course was offered through AIAA, as well as short courses on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and advanced CFD. The existence of the Center also enabled faculty to leverage a substantial volume of additional funds from other agencies, for research and graduate student training. Overall, this was a highly successful and highly visible program.

Dolling, David S.

1993-01-01

332

The Physics Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Physics Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides academic support and small-group supplemental instruction to students studying introductory algebra-based and calculus-based physics. These classes are gateway courses for majors in the biological and physical sciences, pre-health fields, engineering, and secondary science education. The Physics Learning Center offers supplemental instruction groups twice weekly where students can discuss concepts and practice with problem-solving techniques. The Center also provides students with access on-line resources that stress conceptual understanding, and to exam review sessions. Participants in our program include returning adults, people from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, students from families in lower-income circumstances, students in the first generation of their family to attend college, transfer students, veterans, and people with disabilities, all of whom might feel isolated in their large introductory course and thus have a more difficult time finding study partners. We also work with students potentially at-risk for having academic difficulty (due to factors academic probation, weak math background, low first exam score, or no high school physics). A second mission of the Physics Learning Center is to provide teacher training and leadership experience for undergraduate Peer Mentor Tutors. These Peer Tutors lead the majority of the weekly group sessions in close supervision by PLC staff members. We will describe our work to support students in the Physics Learning Center, including our teacher-training program for our undergraduate Peer Mentor Tutors

Nossal, S. M.; Watson, L. E.; Hooper, E.; Huesmann, A.; Schenker, B.; Timbie, P.; Rzchowski, M.

2013-03-01

333

Computers as Writing Tutors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two years ago the University of Tampa acquired the "BASIC SKILLS" software program developed by Computer Systems Research to help underprepared students bring their reading, writing, and mathematical skills up to college levels. Two studies were undertaken to determine the effectiveness of the software and to establish the most effective methods…

Downs, Judy R.; Linnehan, Paul J.

334

Encouraging Good Mathematical Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is a report on an attempt to teach students in their first and second year of university how to write mathematics. The problems faced by these students are outlined and the system devised to emphasize the importance of communicating mathematics is explained.

O'Shea, J.

2006-01-01

335

Learning in an Additional Language in a Multilingual Society: A South African Case Study on University-Level Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on an exploratory qualitative study on 37 students' acquisition of language and literacy. The study closely analyzes a linguistics assignment written in English, the dominant language, given to students at University of the Western Cape belonging to groups speaking English, Afrikaans, or an African language. The study…

Leibowitz, Brenda

2005-01-01

336

Thesis Writing and Preservation at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad: A Librarian's In-Put.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the University of the West Indies, focusing on the St. Augustine (Trinidad) campus and the library's involvement with maintaining, preserving, and disseminating postgraduate student theses. Explains quality control efforts and considers implications for the types of scholarship performed by academic librarians. (LRW)

Clarke, Reginald

2000-01-01

337

Drawing on Technical Writing Scholarship for the Teaching of Writing to Advanced ESL Students--A Writing Tutorial.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines the technical writing tutorial (TWT) that precedes an advanced English as a second language (ESL) writing course for students of English Philology at the Jagiellonian University, Poland. Finds a statistically significant increase in the performance of the students who had taken the TWT. Indicates that technical writing books and journals…

Zielinska, Dorota

2003-01-01

338

Business Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module provides materials for a course in business writing, including the writing process, letters, memos, and resumes. The material is designed for three 1-hour classes in a seminar format. Section 1 consists of an introduction, a list of class objectives, and a course outline. The course outline details teacher activities and student…

Cartee, Sherri

339

Write Soon!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the possibilities of using natural writing opportunities that occur in family life to nurture children's literacy development. From notes to lists to journals to parodies, families can use writing to nurture personal relationships and simultaneously improve literacy. Specific tips for teachers to share with parents in making…

Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy

2009-01-01

340

Petrobras Research & Development Center and the Brazilian Universities: A journey to the future  

SciTech Connect

The generation and transfer of technology between Petrobras` Research & Development Center and the Brazilian Universities have been a very significant factor in the process of development of oil industry-related technology in Brazil. From a historic point of view, the trends of generation and transfer of technology in the Brazilian scenary have followed, in the last 40 years, three different stages, namely importation, absorption and application, as well as generation of new technologies, whenever adequated solutions were unavailable outside Brazil. In the last decade, the needs of generation of deep water exploration and production technology, led to the implementation of a intensive program involving Petrobras` Research & Development Center and 23 Brazilian universities and research centers. As a result, about 80 projects of applied research in the areas of exploitation, drilling and exploration have been successfully concluded between 1988 and 1994, with almost 22 million dollars having been invested by Petrobras. In addition, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in stratigraphy, geophysics, structural geology, petroleum engineering and reservoir engineering were launched at five different universities, fully funded by Petrobras, in an attempt to also integrate the academic research and to prepare highly skilled professionals for future oil industry needs. As a result, Brazil today is on its way to have a dynamic network of academic and oil industry related applied research, in which the generation, transfer and application of technology is equally important as the formation of professionals and support of academic institutions. The most outstanding result of this program put Petrobras in the leading role in deep water petroleum exploration and exploitation.

Pedrosa, J.O.A.; Mello, M.R. [Petrobras Research & Development Center, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

1995-08-01

341

Introductory Astronomy Student-Centered Active Learning at The George Washington University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Physics Department at the George Washington University has been successfully using student-centered active learning (SCALE-UP) in physics classes since 2008. In Fall 2011, we began implementing introductory (non-majors) astronomy classes taught in the student-centered active learning mode. Class time is devoted to engaging in hands-on activities and laboratories, and tackling thought-provoking questions and problems. Students work together in small groups to gain a deeper understanding of the material. Multiple instructors circulate to answer questions and engage students in additional contemplation of the material. Research has shown that students who are engaged in this manner have an increased conceptual understanding and are better able to solve problems. This talk will describe our methods, our successes and the associated challenges of integrating active learning into courses entitled “Stars, Planets and Life” and “Introduction to the Cosmos.”

Cobb, Bethany

2014-01-01

342

Introductory Astronomy Student-Centered Active Learning at the George Washington University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Physics Department at the George Washington University has been successfully using student-centered active learning (SCALE-UP) in physics classes since 2008. Recently (since fall 2011), we have been developing and implementing introductory (non-majors) astronomy classes taught in the student-centered active learning mode. Class time is devoted to engaging in hands-on activities and laboratories and tackling questions and problems in a workbook. Students work in small groups, and multiple instructors circulate to answer questions and engage students in the material. Research has shown that students who are engaged in this manner have an increased conceptual understanding of the material. In developing our “Stars, Planets and Life” course into an interactive class, we encountered many challenges, but there have also been positive outcomes. Improvements to this class are ongoing, and in fall of 2013 we will begin full implementation of SCALE-UP in our “Introduction to the Cosmos” course.

Cobb, B. E.

2014-07-01

343

Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report Number TA-77-13, West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, West Virginia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In response to a request made by the Director of the Operating Room of the West Virginia University Medical Center School of Medicine, personnel of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) performed environmental evaluations to de...

S. W. Lenhart

1980-01-01

344

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Space Data Use in Teaching and Learning  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Within the context of innovative coursework and other educational activities, we are proposing the establishment of a University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Center for the Use of Space Data in Teaching and Learning. This Center will provide an exciting and motivating process for educators at all levels to become involved in professional development and training which engages real life applications of mathematics, science, and technology. The Center will facilitate innovative courses (including online and distance education formats), systematic degree programs, classroom research initiatives, new instructional methods and tools, engaging curriculum materials, and various symposiums. It will involve the active participation of several Departments and Colleges on the UNO campus and be well integrated into the campus environment. It will have a direct impact on pre-service and in-service educators, the K12 (kindergarten through 12th grade) students that they teach, and other college students of various science, mathematics, and technology related disciplines, in which they share coursework. It is our belief that there are many exciting opportunities represented by space data and imagery, as a context for engaging mathematics, science, and technology education. The UNO Center for Space Data Use in Teaching and Learning being proposed in this document will encompass a comprehensive training and dissemination strategy that targets the improvement of K-12 education, through changes in the undergraduate and graduate preparation of teachers in science, mathematics and technology education.

Grandgenett, Neal

2000-01-01

345

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chemistry Learning Center's online demonstrations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Observing chemical experiments is always helpful when learning difficult chemical concepts. The Chemistry Learning Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign makes it easier to view experiments without having to actually use chemicals. Utilizing Windows Media Player and QuickTime, the online lecture demonstrations cover a variety of chemistry topics including the combustion of methanol, the electrolysis of water, and the reaction of aluminum with bromine. To better understand the videos, students and educators can find short explanations of what they will observe.

346

Center for Space Telemetering and Telecommunications Systems, New Mexico State University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This viewgraph presentation gives an overview of the Center for Space Telemetering and Telecommunications Systems activities at New Mexico State University. Presentations cover the following topics: (1) small satellite communications, including nanosatellite radio and virtual satellite development; (2) modulation and detection studies, including details on smooth phase interpolated keying (SPIK) spectra and highlights of an adaptive turbo multiuser detector; (3) decoupled approaches to nonlinear ISI compensation; (4) space internet testing; (4) optical communication; (5) Linux-based receiver for lightweight optical communications without a laser in space, including software design, performance analysis, and the receiver algorithm; (6) carrier tracking hardware; and (7) subband transforms for adaptive direct sequence spread spectrum receivers.

Horan, Stephen; DeLeon, Phillip; Borah, Deva; Lyman, Ray

2002-01-01

347

Columbia Universities Center for International Earth Science Information Network: Downloadable Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Columbia Universities Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) offers several free data sets on the Downloadable Data page. The first set is its GIS formatted data, which includes the Central American Vegetation/ Land Cover Classification and Conservation Status, China Dimensions, Georeferenced Population Data Sets of Mexico, Grided Population of the World, Last of the Wild, Human Footprint, and US PUMA and TIGER files. Non-GIS formatted data include an Archive of Census Related Products and an Environmental Sustainability Index, which is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability. The main page provides clear descriptions of each data set, along with the necessary links to access and download them.

1997-01-01

348

Reluctant Writers & Writing-Prompt Software.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the use of a writing-prompt software program, "The Ultimate Writing and Creativity Center," by two reluctant writers (two third-grade students attending a school in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and compared their work with their pencil and paper writing. Given that computers are effective tools for supporting…

Yackanicz, Linda

349

Writing and Publishing for Academic Authors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book of author-contributed chapters on academic writing grew out of workshops on scholarly writing taught at the University of South Florida. The chapters in part I review the working habits of successful academic authors. The chapters in part II analyze the genres of academic writing. Part III focuses on revision and editing of manuscripts.…

Moxley, Joseph M., Ed.

350

Research Connections: Writing in the Disciplines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The writing across the curriculum program at Michigan Technological University was designed to change teacher and student attitudes about course-assigned writing as well as to change writing practices by means of a series of faculty workshops. After four years, a team of seven faculty members from rhetoric and composition, literature, psychology,…

Young, Art

351

Is Process Writing the 'Write Stuff'?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effectiveness of writing instruction and process writing are discussed. The process writing approach has a significant impact on the U.S. education and hence, the principles of process writing provide guidance to teachers on potentially effective instructional practices.

Unger, Jess; Fleischman, Steve

2004-01-01

352

Engineering Writing/Writing Engineering.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the writings of an engineer employed by a large manufacturing firm. Argues that the engineer's writing, although not the final product, is the essential means by which the product is created. Suggests that, because a report reflects final, agreed-upon knowledge about a product, the product and the document become one in the engineer's…

Winsor, Dorothy A.

1990-01-01

353

Evidence-Informed Leadership in the Japanese Context: Middle Managers at a University Self-Access Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports on the steering of a self-access learning center in a Japanese university by its "middle management" committee over the first years of its operation. Middle management practice was informed by an ethnographic archive of various facets of center use, particularly concerning language policy and curriculum integration, issues about…

Adamson, John; Brown, Howard

2012-01-01

354

73 FR 33834 - Notice Designating the University of Rhode Island as a DHS Center of Excellence for Explosives...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...The criteria for designation for this new Center of Excellence (COE) for Explosives Detection Mitigation and Response...Education Lead Institution for the Explosives Detection Mitigation and Response Center...University (the Research Lead), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology...and transformational research and on explosives-related issues including......

2008-06-13

355

Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Program: Center of Automotive Technology Excellence in Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Technology at West Virginia University  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes the technical and educational achievements of the Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center at West Virginia University (WVU), which was created to emphasize Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Technology. The Center has supported the graduate studies of 17 students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. These students

Nigle N. Clark

2006-01-01

356

Annual Report of the Japan Documentation Center, East Asian Institute, Columbia University, April 1, 1971 - March 31, 1972.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Japan Documentation Center was formally established in 1970 by the East Asian Institute of Columbia University with the support of the Yoshida International Education Foundation. The Center is designed to perform a radically new and unique service in the United States: to make available in one convenient location the latest information on…

Columbia Univ., New York, NY. East Asian Inst.

357

The City University of New York and NASA Goddard Space Fight Center Heliophysics Education Consortium  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The City University of New York and NASA Goddard Space Fight Center Heliophysics Education Consortium provides undergraduate student research, curriculum enhancement and academic program development, and professional development for faculty in order to support two of NASA’s Heliophysics Science objectives: a) understand the physical processes of the space environment from the Sun to Earth; and b) understand how human society, technological systems and the habitability of Earth are affected by solar variability. Research projects include Electron Density: Interaction between the Solar Wind and the Earth’s Ionosphere/Magnetosphere, Microsatellite-based Monitoring of Ion Density in the Ionosphere, D-Layer Ionosphere & EM pulses from Sun, Solar Weather and Tropical Cyclone Activity, Ratio Plot Analysis of Jupiter’s Stratosphere and Building of VLF Antenna Systems and Monitoring Solar Activity using the Stanford University Solar Weather monitor known as “Super-SID”. Faculty development began with a workshop at the Space Weather Action Center (SWAC) at GSFC. The project is supported by NASA award NNX10AE72G.

Johnson, L. P.; Marchese, P.; Ng, C.; Austin, S. A.; Frost, J.; Cheung, T. K.; Tremberger, G.; Robbins, I.; Paglione, T.; Damas, C.; Steiner, J. C.; Rudolph, E.

2010-12-01

358

The Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing-A partnership between NASA, Northeastern University and industry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CAMMP (the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing) is a NASA-sponsored Commercial Space Center (CSC) establish in 1997 at Northeastern University as a partnership between NASA, academics and industry. It is one of 16 NASA CSCs at major universities nationwide and is exclusively focussed on materials science. Its mission is to stimulate innovations in materials technology and to develop commercial products through knowledge gained from microgravity research. Materials Synthesis experiments conducted under microgravity conditions permit control over the fluid dynamics and associated heat and mass transfer phenomena that govern crystal growth. Crystals with fewer defects, with narrow size distribution, and with controlled morphologies can be obtained. One key outcome of CAMMP's research is the development of a nucleation and growth database for the intelligent design of solution synthesis and crystal growth experiments. This database supports a wide range of materials interests including, but not limited to: films and coatings, separations technology, gas storage, sensor and smart materials, environmental clean-up, ferroelectrics and related materials and improved crystal structure information. .

Sacco, Albert; Baç, Nurcan

2000-01-01

359

Mississippi State University Center for Air Sea Technology FY95 Research Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mississippi State University (MSU) Center for Air Sea Technology (CAST) evolved from the Institute for Naval Oceanography's (INO) Experimental Center for Mesoscale Ocean Prediction (ECMOP) which was started in 1989. MSU CAST subsequently began operation on 1 October 1992 under an Office of Naval Research (ONR) two-year grant which ended on 30 September 1994. In FY95 MSU CAST was successful in obtaining five additional research grants from ONR, as well as several other research contracts from the Naval Oceanographic Office via NASA, the Naval Research Laboratory, the Army Corps of Engineers, and private industry. In the past, MSU CAST technical research and development has produced tools, systems, techniques, and procedures that improve efficiency and overcome deficiency for both the operational and research communities residing with the Department of Defense, private industry, and university ocean modeling community. We continued this effort with the following thrust areas: to develop advanced methodologies and tools for model evaluation, validation and visualization, both oceanographic and atmospheric; to develop a system-level capability for conducting temporally and ; spatially scaled ocean simulations driven by or are responsive to ocean models, and take into consideration coupling to atmospheric models; to continue the existing oceanographic/atmospheric data management task with emphasis on distributed databases in a network environment, with database optimization and standardization, including use of Mosaic and World Wide Web (WWW) access; and to implement a high performance parallel computing technology for CAST ocean models

Yeske, Lanny; Corbin, James H.

1995-01-01

360

The birth of the RCMI Clinical Research Center is a joint venture of the University of Hawaii and Kapiolani Health.  

PubMed

Hawaii established a Clinical Research Center with collaboration from the University of Hawaii Pacific Biomedical Research Center, the John A. Burns School of Medicine and Kapiolani Health via a five year award from the Research Centers in Minority Institutions of the National Institutes of Health. Support offered includes consultative services for protocol design; epidemiological and biostatistical analysis; design of study forms; and data and specimen collection and analysis. PMID:9149491

Trockman, C; Pelke, S; Skidmore, H; Greenwood, F; Easa, D

1997-04-01

361

University Satellite Consortium and Space Education in Japan Centered on Micro-Nano Satellites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

in Japan especially centered on micro or nano class satellites. Hands-on training using micro-nano satellites provide unique opportunity of space education to university level students, by giving them a chance to experience the whole space project cycle from mission creation, satellite design, fabrication, test, launch, operation through analysis of the results. Project management and team working are other important skills that can be trained in these projects. include 1) low cost, which allows one laboratory in university to carry out a project, 2) short development period such as one or two year, which enables students to obtain the results of their projects before they graduate, and 3) small size and weight, which enables fabrication and test within usually very narrow university laboratory areas. In Japan, several projects such as CanSat, CubeSat or Whale Observation Satellite have been carried out, proving that micro-nano satellites provide very unique and valuable educational opportunity. with the objective to make a university student and staff community of these micro-nano satellite related activities in Japan. This consortium aims for many activities including facilitating information and skills exchange and collaborations between member universities, helping students to use ground test facilities of national laboratories, consulting them on political or law related matters, coordinating joint development of equipments or projects, and bridging between these university activities and the needs or interests of the people in general. This kind of outreach activity is essential because how to create missions of micro-nano satellites should be pursued in order for this field to grow larger than a merely educational enterprise. The final objectives of the consortium is to make a huge community of the users, mission creators, investors and manufactures(i.e., university students) of micro-nano satellites, and provide a unique contribution to the activation of the space development. activities, including how to acquire frequency permission, how to obtain launch opportunity and financial support, how to operate the launched satellites using cheap ground stations, etc. Especially, the frequency problem should be solved as soon as possible because so many universities in the world are planning similar projects and the frequency in the amateur band are already very congested. One idea is that universities should make a world wide "university satellite community" and collaboratively ask for a kind of "Educational frequency" to ITU, and share the obtained frequency within the community under the community's own management. This kind of community will also be useful for collaborative satellite operation, because the universities which have a ground station spread over the world. I hope the IAC meeting will provide a good opportunity for discussing these problems and facilitating the construction of world wide university community to tackle with these problems.

Nakasuka, S.; Kawashima, R.

2002-01-01

362

What Happens When I Write? Pupils' Writing about Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents pupils' awareness of writing as elicited through a metawriting task, in other words a task in which pupils from the third, fourth and sixth forms (grades) were required to write about writing. The analysis of the texts revealed the pupils' increasing ability to write texts focusing on writing and on the subject's relationship…

Barbeiro, Luis Filipe

2011-01-01

363

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Facility  

SciTech Connect

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), in partnership with Sanders Morris Harris Inc., a Texas-based investment banking firm, and The Styles Company, a developer and manager of hospitals and healthcare facilities, is building a proton therapy facility near the MDACC main complex at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas USA. The MDACC Proton Therapy Center will be a freestanding, investor-owned radiation oncology center offering state-of-the-art proton beam therapy. The facility will have four treatment rooms: three rooms will have rotating, isocentric gantries and the fourth treatment room will have capabilities for both large and small field (e.g. ocular melanoma) treatments using horizontal beam lines. There will be an additional horizontal beam room dedicated to physics research and development, radiation biology research, and outside users who wish to conduct experiments using proton beams. The first two gantries will each be initially equipped with a passive scattering nozzle while the third gantry will have a magnetically swept pencil beam scanning nozzle. The latter will include enhancements to the treatment control system that will allow for the delivery of proton intensity modulation treatments. The proton accelerator will be a 250 MeV zero-gradient synchrotron with a slow extraction system. The facility is expected to open for patient treatments in the autumn of 2005. It is anticipated that 675 patients will be treated during the first full year of operation, while full capacity, reached in the fifth year of operation, will be approximately 3,400 patients per year. Treatments will be given up to 2-shifts per day and 6 days per week.

Smith, Alfred; Newhauser, Wayne; Latinkic, Mitchell; Hay, Amy; Cox, James [University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 (United States); McMaken, Bruce [Sanders Morris Harris, Houston, TX 77002 (United States); Styles, John [Styles Company, Houston, TX 77098 (United States)

2003-08-26

364

Writing Across the Curriculum. Annual Report, 1996-1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides outcomes for 1996-97 for Monroe Community College's Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program, an effort designed to help students learn to write in all disciplines through writing centers staffed by trained student writing fellows. Following introductory remarks, the report provides discussions of the following topics:…

Dillon, Timothy J.

365

Improving the Quality of Students' Academic Writing: An Intervention Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An intervention aimed at improving academic writing--in particular, synthesis writing - was conducted with 52 undergraduate students of psychology of the University of Padua (Italy). Before and after the intervention, which lasted 12 weeks, participants were administered a questionnaire on beliefs about writing and a synthesis writing task. During…

Boscolo, Pietro; Arfe, Barbara; Quarisa, Mara

2007-01-01

366

Writing for Professional Publication. Keys to Academic and Business Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides practical help for people writing for publication, especially for those writing for professional journals or university presses. Chapters cover the following topics: (1) reasons for writing; (2) finding topics; (3) getting started; (4) writing style; (5) organizing articles; (6) using journals, libraries, surveys, and action…

Henson, Kenneth T.

367

UCSD-San Diego Supercomputer Center/University of Massachusetts: Protein Explorer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While certainly a fantastic educational resource, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) website is definitely geared towards those with a background in or who are currently studying proteins. The site, authored by Eric Martz of the University of Massachusetts, offers several flash-enabled movies that allow viewers to study protein molecules from a three dimensional point of view. As the site notes, "for visualizing the three-dimensional structures of protein, DNA, and RNA macromolecules, and their interactions and binding of ligands, inhibitors, and drugs. It is arguably the easiest-to-use software of its kind. It is suitable for high school and college students (ages 16 years and older), yet it is also widely used by graduate students and researchers." Thus, beginners to the site will want to check out the Beginners Start Here section so not to get too overwhelmed with the many other areas of the site.

368

Iowa State University: Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission of the Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education (CESMEE) is to conduct research that will create change in STEM education in K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities. Their work includes longitudinal studies, research assessments, and outreach programs to both educators and students. The four key areas on the site include Programs, Students, Research, and Resources. Within Research, visitors can learn about their ongoing research programs into algebra screening and STEM student enrollment. The Resources area includes helpful newsletters about their work, along with direct links to state reports on STEM education, national reports, and links to STEM-focused journals. Finally, visitors can use the Programs area to learn about their ongoing seminars and professional development workshops.

2013-10-23

369

Learning Writing By Reviewing  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine a theoretical perspective on reciprocal peer reviewing of writing that could be a more common form of peer collaboration for writing. The traditional approach, called Learning Writing by Writing, focuses on opportunities for practicing writing with feedback. The alternative approach, called Learning Writing by Reviewing, considers reviewing as an important method for learning writing skills, because reviewing is

Kwangsu Cho; Christian D. Schunn; Kyungbin Kwon

370

Write Another Poem about Marigold: Meaningful Writing as a Process of Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers a process approach toward the goal of meaningful writing which may aid in positive personal change. Outlines recent criticism of contemporary poetry; argues against tradition and practice of craft in writing poetry. Proposes a means of writing centered on a method of inquiry involving elements of self-involvement, curiosity, and risk to…

Teichmann, Sandra Gail

1995-01-01

371

The proposed EROSpace institute, a national center operated by space grant universities  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The "EROSpace Institute" is a proposed visiting scientist program in associated with the U.S. Geological Survey's EROS Data Center (EDC). The Institute would be operated by a consortium of universities, possible drawn from NASA's Space Grant College and Fellowship Program consortia and the group of 17 capability-enhancement consortia, or perhaps from consortia though out the nation with a topical interest in remote sensing. The National Center for Atmospheric Research or the Goddard Institute for Space Studies provide models for the structure of such an institute. The objectives of the Institute are to provide ready access to the body of data housed at the EDC and to increase the cadre of knowledgeable and trained scientists able to deal with the increasing volume of remote sensing data to become available from the Earth Observing System. The Institute would have a staff of about 100 scientists at any one time, about half permanent staff, and half visiting scientists. The latter would include graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty on temporary visits, summer fellowships, or sabbatical leaves. The Institute would provide office and computing facilities, as well as Internet linkages to the home institutions so that scientists could continue to participate in the program from their home base.

Smith, Paul L.; Swiden, LaDell R.; Waltz, Frederick A.

1993-01-01

372

Posttraumatic stress disorder in women--experiences form the Psychiatric Clinic, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia.  

PubMed

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after a severe traumatic event or experience. Lifetime prevalence rate in the European population is 1.9 % and it is higher for women (2.9%) then for men (0.9 %). The aim of this study was to examine rates and sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of women with PTSD who were hospitalized at the Psychiatric clinic of University Hospital Center in Croatia over the years 1990-2007. Data were gathered retrospectively from the medical charts. We found that 67 women were diagnosed with PTSD which is 0.58% of all admissions over these years. Majority suffered from comorbid depression (N = 51) and various somatic conditions, especially malignant gynecological tumors (N = 23). No significant differences were found in distribution of PTSD symptoms in relation to the combat vs. civilian trauma. We found that patients with combat trauma often suffer from comorbid depression, while those with civilian traumas more often reported somatic conditions, especially malignant gynecological tumors. Our institution is a speciality clinic at a tertiary care medical center which tends to accumulate patients with serious forms of the disorder, and therefore our results can not be generalized to other settings involved in working with women with PTSD. Our results indicate that psychiatrists' assessment of female patients should inevitably include lifetime traumatic experiences, and among those with PTSD, special attention should be paid to comorbid depression and malignant tumors. PMID:19408636

Jovanovi?, Nikolina; Kuzman, Martina Rojni?; Medved, Vesna; Saboli?, Andelina Boki?; Grubisin, Jasmina; Hotujac, Ljubomir

2009-03-01

373

The center for plant and microbial complex carbohydrates at The University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Complex Carbohydrate research Center (CCRC) has about 90 faculty, staff, postdoctoral research associates, and graduate students. The center grant funds are used to support training of graduate students, collaborative carbohydrate research projects with other institutions, service, and equipment maintenance. The subjects extend from oligosaccharides that protect plants against viruses to oligosaccharides that induce explants to flower, from receptors for

P. Albersheim; A. Darvill

1990-01-01

374

Logic for Mathematical Writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract In the School of Mathematical,Sciences at Queen Mary in the University of London we have been running,a module that teaches the students to write good mathematical,English. The module,is for second-year undergraduates,and has been running for three years. It is based on logic, but the logic—though mathematically precise—is informal and doesn’t use logical symbols. Some theory of definitions is taught

Edmund Harriss; Wilfrid Hodges

2007-01-01

375

God and Gays at Georgetown: Observations on Gay Rights Coalition of Georgetown University Law Center v. Georgetown University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case in which a Georgetown University gay student group sued the institution for its refusal to allow use of university facilities is discussed, focusing on the conflicts between freedom of religious exercise and statutory civil rights and between libertarian and egalitarian values. (MSE)

Dutile, Ferdinand N.

1988-01-01

376

Writing To Learn Quantitative Analysis: Doing Numbers with Words Works!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) offers an annual 2-week intensive Summer Faculty Writing Forum. This Forum accepts up to 15 faculty each year from schools and disciplines across the campus. These faculty members, more used to the role of writing to demonstrate learning, investigate the capacity of writing to…

Hamilton, Sharon; Orr, Robert H.

377

Online writing labs as sites for community engagement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation investigates the Community Writing and Education Station (CWEST), a community engagement project that partners a community adult basic literacy program with a university writing lab. The author argues that the community and university partners, the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA) and the Purdue Writing Lab, offer positive opportunities for sustainable, mutually beneficial, and collaborative engagement because they are

Jaclyn Michelle Wells

2010-01-01

378

Learning through writing in a first-year accounting course  

Microsoft Academic Search

More than any other activity at a university, the writing experiences of students are directly linked to their academic progress. This paper reports on the practical steps taken in restructuring the curriculum of a first-year accounting course at the University of Sydney to develop students’ writing skills within a broader skills-based program to enhance learning. Three dimensions of students’ writing

Linda English; Helen Bonanno; Tig Ihnatko; Carolyn Webb; Janet Jones

1999-01-01

379

Online Writing Labs as Sites for Community Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation investigates the Community Writing and Education Station (CWEST), a community engagement project that partners a community adult basic literacy program with a university writing lab. The author argues that the community and university partners, the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA) and the Purdue Writing Lab, offer positive…

Wells, Jaclyn Michelle

2010-01-01

380

Invisible Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Adults seem to have lots of secrets. Why should they have all the fun? You can write secret messages to friends by using common household items to make invisible inks. And the neat part of it is, each one of these inks demonstrates that chemicals can interact with paper, with one another, and sometimes with heat.

381

Writing In Math Class  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage provides many ideas for teachers to help their students write in the elementary mathematics classroom. Sections include writing prompts, creative math writing, solution writing, and other pedagogical strategies.

2009-01-01

382

Standardized ultrasound evaluation of carotid stenosis for clinical trials: University of Washington Ultrasound Reading Center  

PubMed Central

Introduction Serial monitoring of patients participating in clinical trials of carotid artery therapy requires noninvasive precision methods that are inexpensive, safe and widely available. Noninvasive ultrasonic duplex Doppler velocimetry provides a precision method that can be used for recruitment qualification, pre-treatment classification and post treatment surveillance for remodeling and restenosis. The University of Washington Ultrasound Reading Center (UWURC) provides a uniform examination protocol and interpretation of duplex Doppler velocity measurements. Methods Doppler waveforms from 6 locations along the common carotid and internal carotid artery path to the brain plus the external carotid and vertebral arteries on each side using a Doppler examination angle of 60 degrees are evaluated. The UWURC verifies all measurements against the images and waveforms for the database, which includes pre-procedure, post-procedure and annual follow-up examinations. Doppler angle alignment errors greater than 3 degrees and Doppler velocity measurement errors greater than 0.05 m/s are corrected. Results Angle adjusted Doppler velocity measurements produce higher values when higher Doppler examination angles are used. The definition of peak systolic velocity varies between examiners when spectral broadening due to turbulence is present. Examples of measurements are shown. Discussion Although ultrasonic duplex Doppler methods are widely used in carotid artery diagnosis, there is disagreement about how the examinations should be performed and how the results should be validated. In clinical trails, a centralized reading center can unify the methods. Because the goals of research examinations are different from those of clinical examinations, screening and diagnostic clinical examinations may require fewer velocity measurements.

2010-01-01

383

Trastuzumab Administration in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer - Experience of a Large University Breast Center  

PubMed Central

Background: Administered either alone or in combination with various cytostatic, endocrine or targeted therapies, trastuzumab significantly improves the prognosis of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. As trastuzumab is effective across multiple lines of therapy in the metastatic setting (treatment beyond progression: TBP), it is often administered over a long period of time. The aim of this study was to evaluate the tolerability and clinical practice of long-term trastuzumab administration (>?1 year) in metastatic breast cancer patients treated in a large university breast center. Methods: Metastatic breast cancer patients who received at least 18 cycles of trastuzumab administered every three weeks at the University Gynecological Hospital of Tuebingen between 1999 and 2012 were included in this retrospective study. Typical combination drugs, side effects, and the impact of administration on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) were investigated. Results: 72 patients were eligible for inclusion in the study. The mean number of administrations was 50.14 (SD: 27.51). In 53 patients the principle of TBP was followed across an average of 2.4 therapy lines. Classic cardiac risk factors were present at the beginning of trastuzumab treatment in 34 patients (47?%). Seven patients (10?%) experienced a decrease in LVEF during treatment, 9 patients (13?%) had hypersensitivity reactions. Treatment was discontinued in two patients due to side effects (1?× progressive LVEF decrease, 1?× intolerance). Summary: The administration of trastuzumab across multiple lines of therapy was generally tolerated well. Cardiac risk factors were not a limiting factor. If regular cardiac monitoring is done, trastuzumab appears not only to improve survival but also helps preserve the quality of life of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.

Hartkopf, A. D.; Brendel, M. H.; Wallwiener, M.; Taran, F.-A.; Brucker, S.; Grischke, E.-M.

2014-01-01

384

Developing Writing Skills Through Students Giving Instructional Explanations  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Writing skills are considered to be critical for academic and professional success (National Commission on Writing, 2004,\\u000a The neglected “r” the need for a writing revolution. The College Board). However, a large number of students are not writing\\u000a well. According to National Assessment of Educational Progress (2002, Writing report card for the nation and the states: National\\u000a Center for Education

Kwangsu Cho; Christian Schunn

385

What I've Learned from Teachers of Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Donald Graves, a retired professor emeritus from the University of New Hampshire, describes about the important things that he has learned from the teachers of writing as well different fundamentals that remained unchanged in the teaching of writing.

Graves, Donald

2004-01-01

386

Creating a Classroom of Inquiry at the University of California at Berkeley: The Harold E. Jones Child Study Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research Findings: Three former teaching colleagues at the University of California's Harold E. Jones Child Study Center discuss an interpretative approach to child observation and assessment and how this approach was developed (1970s-2005) within this lab school's early childhood education setting. With teaching practice shaped and driven by a…

Scales, Barbara; Perry, Jane; Tracy, Rebecca

2012-01-01

387

Effectiveness of the Interactive Videodisc Workstation in Use in the English Language Center at Brigham Young University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personnel in the McKay Institute and the English Language Center (ELC) at Brigham Young University have developed interactive videodisc workstations for use with non-native English-speaking students enrolled in the ELC program. These workstations, using the movie \\

Dwight Branvold; Linda Li Chang; Glen Probst; Junius Bennion

388

Beyond National Borders: The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Reaching out to Gifted Children from Throughout the World  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is celebrating 25 years of working with gifted children both in the USA and from throughout the world. Beginning in 1979, its mission has been to identify students of exceptional academic promise and to offer them distinctive and challenging educational opportunities. More than one…

Ybarra, Lea

2005-01-01

389

Seeking Help in a Foreign Land: International Students' Use Patterns for a U.S. University Counseling Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This archival study examined the use of a university counseling center's services by international students during a 5-year period. Variables analyzed included clients' presenting concerns, students' demographic characteristics, number of counseling sessions attended, and reasons for termination. Implications for counselor training, outreach…

Yakushko, Oksana; Davidson, M. Meghan; Sanford-Martens, Tiffany C.

2008-01-01

390

State University of New York, Health Science Center at Stony Brook: Clinical Practice Management Plan. Report 94-S-34.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An evaluation was done of the use of funds generated by clinical practices at the Clinical Practice Management Plan of the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center (HSC) at Stony Brook. The audit looked at compliance with Board of Trustee policies regarding: (1) whether 5 percent of the gross receipts from clinical practices were…

New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.

391

A Post-Jury EvaluationThe Ohio State University Design Competition for a Center for the Visual Arts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the increasing use of architectural competitions to select an architect for public projects, this paper argues that Preand Post-Jury Evaluations (PJEs) are needed to monitor and improve competition results. For demonstration purposes, we conducted a Post-Jury Evaluation of the Ohio State University Competition for a Center for the Visual Arts. Using the criteria stated by the jury for their

Jack L. Nasar; Junmo Kang

1989-01-01

392

Industry-University Projects and Centers: An Empirical Comparison of Two Federally Funded Models of Cooperative Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes an empirical evaluation and comparison of two federally funded programs designed to foster Industry-University (I-U) cooperation. Results indicate that participants in I-U Projects perceive applied objectives like patent development as the most important goal of their collaboration, whereas I-U Centers promote a more basic…

Gray, Denis; And Others

1986-01-01

393

The Dirty Details of Gopher Maintenance: Department of Commerce Economic Data and the University of Michigan Documents Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the experiences of Documents Center staff at the University of Michigan Library in maintaining an information service, namely the Department of Commerce Economic Data gopher. Topics include how the service evolved, logistics of obtaining and posting files, developing staff skills, and file selection. Provision of enhanced access and…

Zauha, Janelle M.

1996-01-01

394

Factitious disease: clinical lessons from case studies at Baylor University Medical Center  

PubMed Central

Factitious disease is defined as the intentional production (or feigning) of disease in oneself to relieve emotional distress by assuming the role of a sick person. Although the self-induction of disease is a conscious act, the underlying motivation is usually unconscious. It has been estimated that 3% to 5% of physician-patient encounters involve factitious disease. This article presents 6 case studies from Baylor University Medical Center that highlight various clinical aspects of factitious disease. Patients with factitious diseases are extremely difficult to recognize because they do not appear different from patients with authentic causes of similar symptoms, because their psychiatric abnormalities are not appreciated, and because doctors and nurses have alowindex of suspicion. Since patients with factitious disease present a false medicalhistory, their physicians prescribe unnecessary procedures and therapies that may result in iatrogenic disease. In many cases, damage to these patients from doctors' actions exceeds the harm resulting from the patients' self-induced illness. The clues that should suggest factitious disease, the diagnostic roles of the clinician and a consulting psychiatrist, and the ethical conflicts that confront doctors taking care of such patients are discussed. To help keep factitious disease in clinical perspective, one of the case studies involves the antithesis of factitious disease, where a patient was mistakenly diagnosed as having psychogenic pain when in fact the symptoms were caused by an overlooked physical disease. Better knowledge of the clinical features of factitious disease might have prevented the disastrous outcome.

Savino, Adria C.; Fordtran, John S.

2006-01-01

395

Impact of 5 years of lean six sigma in a University Medical Center.  

PubMed

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is an originally industry-based methodology for cost reduction and quality improvement. In more recent years, LSS was introduced in health care as well. This article describes the experiences of the University Medical Center Groningen, the second largest hospital in the Netherlands, with LSS. It was introduced in 2007 to create the financial possibility to develop innovations. In this article, we describe how LSS was introduced, and how it developed in the following years. We zoom in at the traumatology department, where all main processes have been analyzed and improved. An evaluation after 5 years shows that LSS helped indeed reducing cost and improving quality. Moreover, it aided the transition of the organization from purely problem oriented to more process oriented, which in turn is helpful in eliminating waste and finding solutions for difficult problems. A major benefit of the program is that own employees are trained to become project leaders for improvement. Several people from the primary process were thus stimulated and equipped to become role models for continuous improvement. PMID:23011073

Niemeijer, Gerard C; Trip, Albert; de Jong, Laura J; Wendt, Klaus W; Does, Ronald J M M

2012-01-01

396

Carbon Ion Radiotherapy at the Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical Center: New Facility Set-up  

PubMed Central

Carbon ion radiotherapy (C-ion RT) offers superior dose conformity in the treatment of deep-seated tumors compared with conventional X-ray therapy. In addition, carbon ion beams have a higher relative biological effectiveness compared with protons or X-ray beams. C-ion RT for the first patient at Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical Center (GHMC) was initiated in March of 2010. The major specifications of the facility were determined based on the experience of clinical treatments at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), with the size and cost being reduced to one-third of those at NIRS. The currently indicated sites of cancer treatment at GHMC are lung, prostate, head and neck, liver, rectum, bone and soft tissue. Between March 2010 and July 2011, a total of 177 patients were treated at GHMC although a total of 100 patients was the design specification during the period in considering the optimal machine performance. In the present article, we introduce the facility set-up of GHMC, including the facility design, treatment planning systems, and clinical preparations.

Ohno, Tatsuya; Kanai, Tatsuaki; Yamada, Satoru; Yusa, Ken; Tashiro, Mutsumi; Shimada, Hirofumi; Torikai, Kota; Yoshida, Yukari; Kitada, Yoko; Katoh, Hiroyuki; Ishii, Takayoshi; Nakano, Takashi

2011-01-01

397

Sports hernia: the experience of Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.  

PubMed

Groin injuries in high-performance athletes are common, occurring in 5% to 28% of athletes. Athletic pubalgia syndrome, or so-called sports hernia, is one such injury that can be debilitating and sport ending in some athletes. It is a clinical diagnosis of chronic, painful musculotendinous injury to the medial inguinal floor occurring with athletic activity. Over the past 12 years, we have operated on >100 patients with this injury at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. These patients have included professional athletes, collegiate athletes, competitive recreational athletes, and the occasional "weekend warrior." The repair used is an open technique using a lightweight polypropylene mesh. Patient selection is important, as is collaboration with other experienced and engaged sports health care professionals, including team trainers, physical therapists, team physicians, and sports medicine and orthopedic surgeons. Of the athletes who underwent surgery, 98% have returned to competition. After a minimum of 6 weeks for recovery and rehabilitation, they have usually returned to competition within 3 months. PMID:21566750

Preskitt, John T

2011-04-01

398

Sports hernia: the experience of Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas  

PubMed Central

Groin injuries in high-performance athletes are common, occurring in 5% to 28% of athletes. Athletic pubalgia syndrome, or so-called sports hernia, is one such injury that can be debilitating and sport ending in some athletes. It is a clinical diagnosis of chronic, painful musculotendinous injury to the medial inguinal floor occurring with athletic activity. Over the past 12 years, we have operated on >100 patients with this injury at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. These patients have included professional athletes, collegiate athletes, competitive recreational athletes, and the occasional “weekend warrior.” The repair used is an open technique using a lightweight polypropylene mesh. Patient selection is important, as is collaboration with other experienced and engaged sports health care professionals, including team trainers, physical therapists, team physicians, and sports medicine and orthopedic surgeons. Of the athletes who underwent surgery, 98% have returned to competition. After a minimum of 6 weeks for recovery and rehabilitation, they have usually returned to competition within 3 months.

2011-01-01

399

Pain, Work-related Characteristics, and Psychosocial Factors among Computer Workers at a University Center  

PubMed Central

[Purpose] Complaint of pain is common in computer workers, encouraging the investigation of pain-related workplace factors. This study investigated the relationship among work-related characteristics, psychosocial factors, and pain among computer workers from a university center. [Subjects and Methods] Fifteen subjects (median age, 32.0?years; interquartile range, 26.8–34.5?years) were subjected to measurement of bioelectrical impedance; photogrammetry; workplace measurements; and pain complaint, quality of life, and motivation questionnaires. [Results] The low back was the most prevalent region of complaint (76.9%). The number of body regions for which subjects complained of pain was greater in the no rest breaks group, which also presented higher prevalences of neck (62.5%) and low back (100%) pain. There were also observed associations between neck complaint and quality of life; neck complaint and head protrusion; wrist complaint and shoulder angle; and use of a chair back and thoracic pain. [Conclusion] Complaint of pain was associated with no short rest breaks, no use of a chair back, poor quality of life, high head protrusion, and shoulder angle while using the mouse of a computer.

Mainenti, Miriam Raquel Meira; Felicio, Lilian Ramiro; Rodrigues, Erika de Carvalho; Ribeiro da Silva, Dalila Terrinha; Vigario dos Santos, Patricia

2014-01-01

400

"Far" Transfer of Learning Outcomes from an ESL Writing Course: Can the Gap Be Bridged?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a detailed examination of learning transfer from a university English as a second language (ESL) writing course to a writing task with characteristics very different from the kind of writing done in this ESL writing course but typical of the kind of writing required in other academic courses (i.e., involving text-responsible…

James, Mark Andrew

2009-01-01

401

Listening to Revise: What a Study about Text-to-Speech Software Taught Us about Students' Expectations for Technology Use in the Writing Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a story of a failed study. In 2007, the authors set out to demonstrate that Kurzweil 3000, an adaptive text-to-speech software program, would help any student revise with its read-aloud function and numerous writing tools. During the course of the study, the authors confronted their misconceptions about students' technology use and…

Conard-Salvo, Tammy; Spartz, John M.

2012-01-01

402

Writing to Persuade  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students develop and demonstrate their ability to use textual information and data to persuade a reading audience of the benefits of using microcalorimeter detectors to do X-ray astronomy. They will summarize in their own words various reading selections, and use results from previous exercises in their persuasion writing. This final assignment will serve as closure. Students have learned about doing astronomy at different energies, about the life cycles of the stars, about how new technology can improve understanding of the way the Universe works. In this assignment, all of that information will be integrated into a writing exercise. Students will invent an X-ray satellite, name it, draw a picture of it and try to sell it through their written summation.

2007-02-13

403

Poetry Writing in General Physics Courses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Poetry writing in the context of physics is a student-centered activity that enables students to view the world through the window of physics and make connections to everyday life scenarios. Poetry assignments provide a creative and atypical challenge to students, creating more student-centered class discussions and a fun, light-hearted approach to learning what is often perceived as a purely logical subject. In order to write poetry in the context of a physics concept, students actively unify their worldview with an expression of physical concepts, personalizing their connection to the topic. Physics and poetry are two of the great human intellectual endeavors, each producing deep insights on self-created models of the universe. Each attempts to get beneath the surface of events and actions through different domains. Just as poets create a perspective of the world, scientists and researchers use their creativity to come up with new ideas, tests, and explanations. Creative thinking is one of the most important skills scientists have, whether that creativity is used to develop an alternative hypothesis, to devise a new way of testing an idea, or to look at old data in a new light. Scientific analysis often involves alternating among different modes of reasoning and creative brainstorming. Creative thinking is becoming an increasingly valuable skill for students. A 2006 comprehensive study done by job placement professionals concluded that creative thinking has become one of the most important skill sets for recent college graduates.1

Schmidt, William L.

2013-02-01

404

The University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center Absolute Radiance Interferometer (ARI)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA has selected CLARREO, a climate mission recommended by the 2007 Decadal Survey of the US National Research Council, as a potential new mission starting in 2010. CLARREO (Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory) will measure spectrally resolved radiance from the earth and atmospheric bending of GPS signals related to atmospheric structure (refractivity) as benchmark measurements of long-term climate change trends. To reduce the time to unequivocally resolve climate trends, IR radiance spectra and GPS refractivity were selected as quantities with high information content that can be measured with high calibration accuracy referenced to international standards provided on orbit (SI-traceable measurements). For the infrared radiance spectra, a brightness temperature accuracy of 0.1 K 3-sigma, confirmed on orbit is practical. The challenge in the IR FTS sensor development for CLARREO is to achieve ultra-high accuracy (0.1 K 3-sigma) with a design that can be flight qualified, has long design life, and is reasonably small and affordable. In this area, our approach is to make use of components with strong spaceflight heritage (direct analogs with high TRL) combined into a functional package for detailed performance testing. A summary of the development of the Absolute Radiance Interferometer (ARI) at the University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center (UW-SSEC) will be presented. At the heart of the sensor is the ABB CLARREO Interferometer Test-Bed (CITB), based directly on the ABB Generic Flight Interferometer (GFI). This effort is funded under the NASA Instrument Incubator Program (IIP).

Taylor, J. K.; Revercomb, H. E.; Buijs, H.; Grandmont, F. J.; Gero, P. J.; Best, F. A.; Tobin, D. C.; Knuteson, R. O.; Laporte, D. D.

2010-12-01

405

Prevalence of oral mucosal lesions in patients of the Kuwait University Dental Center  

PubMed Central

Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine the number, types, and locations of oral mucosal lesions in patients who attended the Admission Clinic at the Kuwait University Dental Center to determine prevalence and risk factors for oral lesions. Subjects and methods Intraoral soft tissue examination was performed on new patients seen between January 2009 and February 2011. The lesions were divided into six major groups: white, red, pigmented, ulcerative, exophytic, and miscellaneous. Results Five hundred thirty patients were screened, out of which 308 (58.1%) had one or more lesions. A total of 570 oral lesions and conditions were identified in this study, of which 272 (47.7%) were white, 25 (4.4%) were red, 114 (20.0%) were pigmented, 21 (3.7%) were ulcerative, 108 (18.9%) were exophytic, and 30 (5.3%) were in the miscellaneous group. Overall, Fordyce granules (n = 116; 20.4%) were the most frequently detected condition. A significantly higher (p < 0.001) percentage of older patients (21–40 years and ?41 years) had oral mucosal lesions than those in the ?20 years age group. A significantly higher (p < 0.01) percentage of smokers had oral mucosal lesions than did nonsmokers. Most of the lesions and conditions were found on the buccal mucosa and gingiva. Conclusions White, pigmented, and exophytic lesions were the most common types of oral mucosal lesions found in this study. Although most of these lesions are innocuous, the dentist should be able to recognize and differentiate them from the worrisome lesions, and decide on the appropriate treatment.

Ali, Mohammad; Joseph, Bobby; Sundaram, Devipriya

2013-01-01

406

Experience with multimodality telepathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center  

PubMed Central

Several modes of telepathology exist including static (store-and-forward), dynamic (live video streaming or robotic microscopy), and hybrid technology involving whole slide imaging (WSI). Telepathology has been employed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for over a decade at local, national, and international sites. All modes of telepathology have been successfully utilized to exploit our institutions subspecialty expertise and to compete for pathology services. This article discusses the experience garnered at UPMC with each of these teleconsultation methods. Static and WSI telepathology systems have been utilized for many years in transplant pathology using a private network and client-server architecture. Only minor clinically significant differences of opinion were documented. In hematopathology, the CellaVision® system is used to transmit, via email, static images of blood cells in peripheral blood smears for remote interpretation. While live video streaming has remained the mode of choice for providing immediate adequacy assessment of cytology specimens by telecytology, other methods such as robotic microscopy have been validated and shown to be effective. Robotic telepathology has been extensively used to remotely interpret intra-operative neuropathology consultations (frozen sections). Adoption of newer technology and increased pathologist experience has improved accuracy and deferral rates in teleneuropathology. A digital pathology consultation portal (https://pathconsult.upmc.com/) was recently created at our institution to facilitate digital pathology second opinion consults, especially for WSI. The success of this web-based tool is the ability to handle vendor agnostic, large image files of digitized slides, and ongoing user-friendly customization for clients and teleconsultants. It is evident that the practice of telepathology at our institution has evolved in concert with advances in technology and user experience. Early and continued adoption of telepathology has promoted additional digital pathology resources that are now being leveraged for other clinical, educational, and research purposes.

Pantanowitz, Liron; Wiley, Clayton A.; Demetris, Anthony; Lesniak, Andrew; Ahmed, Ishtiaque; Cable, William; Contis, Lydia; Parwani, Anil V.

2012-01-01

407

Experience with multimodality telepathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  

PubMed

Several modes of telepathology exist including static (store-and-forward), dynamic (live video streaming or robotic microscopy), and hybrid technology involving whole slide imaging (WSI). Telepathology has been employed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for over a decade at local, national, and international sites. All modes of telepathology have been successfully utilized to exploit our institutions subspecialty expertise and to compete for pathology services. This article discusses the experience garnered at UPMC with each of these teleconsultation methods. Static and WSI telepathology systems have been utilized for many years in transplant pathology using a private network and client-server architecture. Only minor clinically significant differences of opinion were documented. In hematopathology, the CellaVision(®) system is used to transmit, via email, static images of blood cells in peripheral blood smears for remote interpretation. While live video streaming has remained the mode of choice for providing immediate adequacy assessment of cytology specimens by telecytology, other methods such as robotic microscopy have been validated and shown to be effective. Robotic telepathology has been extensively used to remotely interpret intra-operative neuropathology consultations (frozen sections). Adoption of newer technology and increased pathologist experience has improved accuracy and deferral rates in teleneuropathology. A digital pathology consultation portal (https://pathconsult.upmc.com/) was recently created at our institution to facilitate digital pathology second opinion consults, especially for WSI. The success of this web-based tool is the ability to handle vendor agnostic, large image files of digitized slides, and ongoing user-friendly customization for clients and teleconsultants. It is evident that the practice of telepathology at our institution has evolved in concert with advances in technology and user experience. Early and continued adoption of telepathology has promoted additional digital pathology resources that are now being leveraged for other clinical, educational, and research purposes. PMID:23372986

Pantanowitz, Liron; Wiley, Clayton A; Demetris, Anthony; Lesniak, Andrew; Ahmed, Ishtiaque; Cable, William; Contis, Lydia; Parwani, Anil V

2012-01-01

408

Using genre theory to teach students engineering lab report writing: a collaborative approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Beginning Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) students often have difficulty learning the genre of lab report writing. This difficulty can be alleviated through genre theory strategies and research, which writing center consultants, for example, can use to focus on the specific form and content of engineering writing, which then can be taught to students in a writing center environment. Genre

K RISTIN WALKER

1999-01-01

409

Drawing on Technical Writing Scholarship for the Teaching of Writing to Advanced ESL Students--A Writing Tutorial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article outlines the technical writing tutorial (TWT) that preceded an advanced ESL writing course for students of English Philology at the Jagiellonian University. Having assessed the English skills of those students at the end of the semester, we found a statistically significant increase in the performance of the students who had taken the…

Zielinska, Dorota

2003-01-01

410

Disciplining Writing: The Case for Multi-Disciplinary Writing Groups to Support Writing for Publication by Higher Degree by Research Candidates in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses multi-disciplinary writing groups in supporting writing for publication for higher degree by research candidates in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Drawing on focus group discussions with postgraduate research students from the Faculty of Arts at Monash University in Australia who participated in the writing

Cuthbert, Denise; Spark, Ceridwen; Burke, Eliza

2009-01-01

411

The Perceived Effectiveness of Brief Therapy at a University Counseling Center: The Relationship among Working Alliance, Readiness to Change, and Client Symptom Severity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sample of university counseling center students was investigated to determine whether student clients who attended short term individual counseling at a university counseling center show progress as evidenced by perceived client and counselor outcomes, and to explore how client motivation to change and working alliance affected counseling…

Mahon, Megan M.

2009-01-01

412

Help! My Students Can't Write and I Can't Edit: An Analysis of Editing Training for Wilmington University Adjunct Professors to Address Inadequacies in Student Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This executive position paper proposes recommendations for the development of editing workshops and editing training for adjunct faculty of Wilmington University. An editing workshop was developed and taught to two groups of adjunct instructors at Wilmington University. Surveys distributed to the adjuncts after the workshops provide relevant data…

Hess, Maria

2012-01-01

413

The center for plant and microbial complex carbohydrates at The University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC)  

SciTech Connect

The Complex Carbohydrate research Center (CCRC) has about 90 faculty, staff, postdoctoral research associates, and graduate students. The center grant funds are used to support training of graduate students, collaborative carbohydrate research projects with other institutions, service, and equipment maintenance. The subjects extend from oligosaccharides that protect plants against viruses to oligosaccharides that induce explants to flower, from receptors for oligosaccharides that elicit phytoalexins to oligosaccharides that regulate cation transport across plasma membranes, from the structures of pectic and hemicellulosic polysaccharides to the ability of pathogenesis-related enzymes to release phytoalexin elicitors from fungal cell walls, from the cloning of carbohydrate-degrading enzymes to the cloning of glycanase inhibitors, from the identification of oligosaccharides that kill plant cells to the cloning of receptors that perceive those oligosaccharides that inhibit root formation and stimulate flower formation, from characterization of bacterial polysaccharides that have useful physical characteristics to characterization of complex carbohydrates involved in Rhizobium symbioses, and from developing analytical methods to purify and characterize carbohydrates to the development of computer methods to reduce the need to structurally characterize carbohydrates. The CCRC's progress in collaborative research, training, and service is summarized in the appendices accompanying this report.

Albersheim, P.; Darvill, A.

1990-06-01

414

A Sequential Junior High Writing Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sequential writing program is described that has adapted James Moffett's ideas in "Teaching the Universe of Discourse" to suit the needs of a seventh and eighth grade school system that emphasizes expository writing instruction. The introductory chapter explains Moffett's ideas and how they were adapted for this program. Subsequent chapters…

Buchholz, Karen L.; And Others

415

ENEX 495: Women, Rhetoric, and Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a special topics course in composition, ENEX 495: "Women, Writing, and Rhetoric" is a program elective for graduate students in the English department, English majors, Gender and Women's Studies students, and a writing-intensive elective for non-majors at The University of Montana, a doctoral granting institution located in the Rocky Mountains…

Ryan, Kathleen

2006-01-01

416

Writing across the computer science curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

At our university, as at many others across the country, there is a movement to integrate the common core subjects with the disciplinary studies. While in the past writing has been a domain of English departments, the new trend is 'writing across curriculum'. It is clear that effective written and oral communication skills are critical for the successful computer professional.We

Harriet J. Fell; Viera K. Proulx; John Casey

1996-01-01

417

Training in Brainstorming and Developing Writing Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an exploratory study that investigated the effects of training in brainstorming strategy on learners' performance and perceptions about writing. The learners who received instruction in brainstorming were two complete classes of sophomores in a Chinese university. Writing performance, at the beginning and end of the study,…

Rao, Zhenhui

2007-01-01

418

Language, Literacy, and the Institutional Dynamics of Racism: Late-1960s Writing Instruction for "High-Risk" African American Undergraduate Students at One Predominantly White University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay analyzes the ways in which subtly but powerfully racist ideologies of language and literacy shaped the institutional development of one writing program for "high-risk" African American college students during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It further theorizes the value of such institutional analysis for counteracting racism within…

Lamos, Steve

2008-01-01

419

A Study of the Effect of Sentence Combining on the Writing of Selected Black Students and Graduates of Small High Schools in University Freshman English Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to examine the effects of sentence combining instruction on the writing performance of both black students and students from small high schools enrolled in freshman composition classes. Subjects were 56 students enrolled in two sections of freshman composition, with one section receiving practice in sentence combining. The…

Melder, Ellis M.

420

Mystery Box Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developing writing skills along with content by incorporating hands-on science experiences and related writing lessons provides students with a purpose for writing, which makes it more meaningful to students. The Mystery Box lesson discussed in this article is a fun science/writing activity which helps students to develop observation skills while also motivating students to write.

Straits, William

2005-11-01

421

Writing in mathematics education  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are at least two roles that writing plays in mathematics education: writing about mathematics and writing to learn mathematics. We present our undergraduate classroom experiences in teaching students how to write and how to use writing as a learning tool.

Minja K. Paik; Eugene M. Norris

1984-01-01

422

Upgrading the Center for Lightweighting Automotive Materials and Processing - a GATE Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan-Dearborn  

SciTech Connect

The Center for Lightweighting Materials and Processing (CLAMP) was established in September 1998 with a grant from the Department of Energy’s Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) program. The center received the second round of GATE grant in 2005 under the title “Upgrading the Center for Lightweighting Automotive Materials and Processing”. Using the two grants, the Center has successfully created 10 graduate level courses on lightweight automotive materials, integrated them into master’s and PhD programs in Automotive Systems Engineering, and offered them regularly to the graduate students in the program. In addition, the Center has created a web-based lightweight automotive materials database, conducted research on lightweight automotive materials and organized seminars/symposia on lightweight automotive materials for both academia and industry. The faculty involved with the Center has conducted research on a variety of topics related to design, testing, characterization and processing of lightweight materials for automotive applications and have received numerous research grants from automotive companies and government agencies to support their research. The materials considered included advanced steels, light alloys (aluminum, magnesium and titanium) and fiber reinforced polymer composites. In some of these research projects, CLAMP faculty have collaborated with industry partners and students have used the research facilities at industry locations. The specific objectives of the project during the current funding period (2005 – 2012) were as follows: (1) develop new graduate courses and incorporate them in the automotive systems engineering curriculum (2) improve and update two existing courses on automotive materials and processing (3) upgrade the laboratory facilities used by graduate students to conduct research (4) expand the Lightweight Automotive Materials Database to include additional materials, design case studies and make it more accessible to outside users (5) provide support to graduate students for conducting research on lightweight automotive materials and structures (6) provide industry/university interaction through a graduate certificate program on automotive materials and technology idea exchange through focused seminars and symposia on automotive materials.

Mallick, P. K.

2012-08-30

423

From poor farm to medical center: a century of library services to the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center.  

PubMed Central

As its centennial approaches, the history and development of library services to the patients and professional staff of the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center is traced from the early days when the library was housed in the cafeteria of the dispensary to its present position of being first point of access to library service for one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country. Its recent affiliation with the Norris Medical Library of the University of Southern California School of Medicine is explained. The change in emphasis from patients' library to health sciences library is illustrated, and the contribution of the library to the Cumulative Index to Nursing Literature is detailed. Images

Olechno, G

1975-01-01

424

An overview of the comprehensive proton therapy machine quality assurance procedures implemented at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center-Houston  

SciTech Connect

The number of proton and carbon ion therapy centers is increasing; however, since the publication of the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements report, there has been no dedicated report dealing with proton therapy quality assurance. The purpose of this article is to describe the quality assurance procedures performed on the passively scattered proton therapy beams at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center in Houston. The majorities of these procedures are either adopted from procedures outlined in the American Association of Physicists in Medical Task Group (TG) 40 report or are a modified version of the TG 40 procedures. In addition, new procedures, which were designed specifically to be applicable to the synchrotron at the author's center, have been implemented. The authors' procedures were developed and customized to ensure patient safety and accurate operation of synchrotron to within explicit limits. This article describes these procedures and can be used by others as a guideline for developing QA procedures based on particle accelerator specific parameters and local regulations pertinent to any new facility.

Arjomandy, Bijan; Sahoo, Narayan; Zhu, X. Ronald; Zullo, John R.; Wu, Richard Y.; Zhu Mingping; Ding Xiaoning; Martin, Craig; Ciangaru, George; Gillin, Michael T. [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1840 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, Texas 77025 (United States)

2009-06-15

425

An overview of the comprehensive proton therapy machine quality assurance procedures implemented at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center-Houston.  

PubMed

The number of proton and carbon ion therapy centers is increasing; however, since the publication of the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements report, there has been no dedicated report dealing with proton therapy quality assurance. The purpose of this article is to describe the quality assurance procedures performed on the passively scattered proton therapy beams at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center in Houston. The majorities of these procedures are either adopted from procedures outlined in the American Association of Physicists in Medical Task Group (TG) 40 report or are a modified version of the TG 40 procedures. In addition, new procedures, which were designed specifically to be applicable to the synchrotron at the author's center, have been implemented. The authors' procedures were developed and customized to ensure patient safety and accurate operation of synchrotron to within explicit limits. This article describes these procedures and can be used by others as a guideline for developing QA procedures based on particle accelerator specific parameters and local regulations pertinent to any new facility. PMID:19610316

Arjomandy, Bijan; Sahoo, Narayan; Zhu, X Ronald; Zullo, John R; Wu, Richard Y; Zhu, Mingping; Ding, Xiaoning; Martin, Craig; Ciangaru, George; Gillin, Michael T

2009-06-01

426

Computer-Assisted Instruction in Arabic at the University of Texas at Austin.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A computer-assisted instructional program to teach the Arabic writing system and elementary vocabulary and comprehension, which was developed at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin in cooperation with the university's College of Liberal Arts, is described. Among the benefits of the computer-assisted approach…

Abboud, Victorine

427

The Center for the Holographic Arts Begins a New Artist Workshop and Residency Program in Conjunction with Ohio State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This year the Center for the Holographic Arts (Holocenter) kicked off a new Artist Workshop and Residency Program in conjunction with Ohio State University. The newly renovated holography facility houses the Holocenter's pulse laser camera and two recording tables with continuous wave lasers. This facility is being utilized for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Art and Technology as well as the Artist Workshop and Residency Program.

Mrongovius, Martina; Kagan, Harris; Moree, Sam

2013-02-01

428

Integrating with users is one thing, but living with them? a case study on loss of space from the Medical Center Library, University of California, San Diego  

PubMed Central

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center is the primary hospital for the UCSD School of Medicine. The UCSD Medical Center Library (MCL), a branch of the campus's biomedical library, is located on the medical center campus. In 2007, the medical center administration made a request to MCL for space in its facility to relocate pharmacy administration from the hospital tower. The university librarian brought together a team of library managers to deliberate and develop a proposal, which ultimately accommodated the medical center's request and enhanced some of MCL's public services.

Haynes, Craig

2010-01-01

429

Writing 139: An Instructor's Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's manual is designed to improve the instructional support program for Writing 139, an interdisciplinary advanced composition class at the University of California, Irvine taught primarily by graduate student teaching assistants. After a brief history and overview of the course, the manual presents sections that address the…

Zimmerman, Ray, Ed.; And Others

430

The Future of Basic Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we assess the status of basic writing early in the twenty-first century. Beginning with a discussion of the attacks on BW that intensified during the 1990s and early 2000s--attacks that originated from such diverse sources as state legislatures, university officials, and BW scholars themselves--we go on to summarize the responses…

Otte, George; Mlynarczyk, Rebecca Williams

2010-01-01

431

[Epidemiologic aspects and medical-social impact of hemophilia at the University Hospital Center in Dakar].  

PubMed

The epidemiology and medico-social impact of hemophilia is poorly understood in Africa due to low incidence of the disease and lack of trained hematologists and adequate laboratory facilities. The purpose of this report is to describe our experience with the organization of regular follow-up for hemophilia patients at the University Hospital Center in Dakar, Senegal. A total of 54 patients with type A hemophilia were included in this three-year study. Moderate forms of hemophilia were the most common (55.6%) followed by severe (29.6%) and minor (14.8%) forms. There was no significant difference in mean patient age according to disease severity, i.e., 19.3 years for patients with severe forms, 13.4 years for patients with moderate forms and 15 years for patients with minor forms. Patients over 20 years of age accounted for 27.9% of the study population. The remaining patients were younger, i.e., between 10-19 years (33.3%) and between 1 and 9 years (38.8%). Eighty-seven percent of patients lived in Dakar and the remaining 13% were from various regions of the country. Among the 54 patients in this study, there were 38 (70.3%) with no hemophiliac brother in the family, 13 (24.1%) with one hemophiliac brother and three (5.6%) with two hemophiliac brothers. Osteoarticular damage was found in 28 patients (53.8%) involving the knee in 22, elbow in 18 and ankle in 9. Four patients were positive for HBs Ag (7.4%) and one patient for HIV. Professional or scholastic activity was possible in 69.2% of patients under 20 years old and 46.6% over 20 years old. Although results are still inadequate, a clear-cut improvement has been noted in the survival and quality of life of hemophiliacs in comparison with previous years. These findings show the value of regular surveillance for hemophilia patients in countries with limited resources. PMID:12918444

Diop, S; Thiam, D; Toure Fall, A O; Diakhate, L

2003-01-01

432

Establishing a minority-based community clinical oncology program: the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School-university Hospital Cancer Center experience.  

PubMed

The Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (MB-CCOP) at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School-University Hospital Cancer Center was established to serve an unmet need in a medically, educationally, and socioeconomically underserved community of primarily African American and Latino patients in Newark and Essex County, New Jersey. The MB-CCOP was built on an existing infrastructure of multidisciplinary teams of cancer specialists who collaborated in patient care and an existing clinical research program, which included multilingual staff and a breast cancer navigator. This article highlights some of the unique opportunities and challenges involved in the startup of an MB-CCOP specifically relevant to an academic setting. We present a guide to the necessary infrastructure and institutional support that must be in place before considering such a program and some of the steps an institution can take to overcome barriers preventing successful enrollment of patients onto clinical trials. PMID:23814524

Wieder, Robert; Teal, Randall; Saunders, Tracie; Weiner, Bryan J

2013-03-01

433

Establishing a Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School-University Hospital Cancer Center Experience  

PubMed Central

The Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (MB-CCOP) at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School–University Hospital Cancer Center was established to serve an unmet need in a medically, educationally, and socioeconomically underserved community of primarily African American and Latino patients in Newark and Essex County, New Jersey. The MB-CCOP was built on an existing infrastructure of multidisciplinary teams of cancer specialists who collaborated in patient care and an existing clinical research program, which included multilingual staff and a breast cancer navigator. This article highlights some of the unique opportunities and challenges involved in the startup of an MB-CCOP specifically relevant to an academic setting. We present a guide to the necessary infrastructure and institutional support that must be in place before considering such a program and some of the steps an institution can take to overcome barriers preventing successful enrollment of patients onto clinical trials.

Wieder, Robert; Teal, Randall; Saunders, Tracie; Weiner, Bryan J.

2013-01-01

434

Using the Computer to Develop Writing Abilities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Collette Daiute, Assistant Professor at the Department of Communications, Computers and Technology in Education, teachers college, Columbia University discusses what researchers have learned about the writing process. Explains how the computer can be used...

1994-01-01

435

Meditation through Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes using meditation to write with greater concentration, continuity, and depth, at any level of writing skill. Describes how to consciously cultivate the ability to focus, follow, and trace ideas through writing. (SR)

Costanzo, William

1990-01-01

436

Thinking About Mental Health Policy in University and College Counseling Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on a survey of counseling center directors exploring the deployment of resources among different areas of service, ideas about mental health policy were generated. Specifically, we were interested in the development of service limits, the reasons for establishing limits, and the consequences. From a director's perspective, centers have different kinds of services and limits, use different rationales for establishing

Gerald L. Stone; Jacqueline McMichael

1996-01-01

437

73 FR 33828 - Notice Designating the Northeastern University as a DHS Center of Excellence for Explosives...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...The criteria for designation for this new Center of Excellence for Explosives Detection Mitigation and Response...the Research Lead Institution for the Explosives Detection Mitigation and Response Center...Rhode Island (the Education Lead), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology...and develop educational programs on explosives-related issues including......

2008-06-13

438

Evaluation and Research Center for Project Head Start, University of South Carolina. Interim Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is an interim evaluation report of language development curriculums in full year Head Start programs operating in the five state area the Research and Evaluation Center serves. One experimental study in language development carried on in cooperation with the Texas and Tulane centers is reported in depth. The study was implemented in…

Friedman, Myles I.

439

Design Choices: Universal Financing for Early Care and Education. Human Services Policy Center Policy Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This policy brief describes the components of a computer model to compare different financing approaches for universal early care and education programs as developed by the Financing Universal Early Care and Education (ECE) for America's Children Project. The brief also discusses lessons learned from analyzing key features of existing…

Brandon, Richard N.; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Joesch, Jutta M.

440

Managing Disaster Recovery Centers on Campus: The Experience of Southeastern Louisiana University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005, Southeastern Louisiana University was spared the brunt of the storm and was fortunate that most structures on campus remained intact. However, the storm still affected the campus for weeks. This article reflects on the experiences of university leaders and facility managers as they provided…

Lawrence, Heather; Shafer, Duane

2007-01-01

441

Marquette University Department of Public Safety Implements New Command Information Center Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Marquette University, established in 1881, is a private Catholic, Jesuit institution located in the heart of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The university has a student population of more than 11,000 and more than 2,000 faculty and staff. In its effort to continually improve crime prevention and emergency preparedness Marquette's Department of Public…

Cooper, Sue

2008-01-01

442

Characteristics of Black Students Seeking Help at a University Counseling Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined characteristics of Black student users (N=51) of university counseling services enrolled at a predominantly White state university. Found that Black women predominated, reporting a high incidence of depression and loneliness, whereas Black men tended to underutilize services. (Author/ABL)

Tomlinson, Saundra M.; Cope, Nancy R.

1988-01-01

443

Reflective Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Your students successfully completed a lab session, correctly filled in all of the worksheets,and collected the required data. Yet, as a science teacher, you still find yourself wondering--what did my students actually learn? And, can they apply that learning to what is going on in their everyday lives? The process of critical thinking and knowledge application requires more than rote memorization and the ability to get answers correct on lab reports or multiple-choice tests. Purposeful, guided reflection may be an opportunity to gain insight into what students are thinking and learning in relation to science content. This article describes how to use guided reflective writing in the science classroom to provide a window into students' minds.

Mcdonald, James; Dominquez, Lynn

2009-03-01

444

Autobiographical Writing in the Technical Writing Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professionals in the workplace are rarely asked to write autobiographical essays. Such essays, however, are an excellent tool for helping students explore their growth as professionals. This article explores the use of such essays in a technical writing class.

Gellis, Mark

2011-01-01

445

Teachable Moments: Linking Assessment and Teaching in Talk around Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally, assessing student writing ability has often been product-focused. Advocates of child-centered process-oriented classrooms, however, suggest that teachers should also focus on understanding children's writing behaviors in the context of meaningful communicative tasks. In such an approach, writing conferences are one way in which…

Glasswell, Kathryn; Parr, Judy M.

2009-01-01

446

Usability Research in the Writing Lab: Sustaining Discourse and Pedagogy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Redesigning Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) presented the opportunity for collaboration among Writing Center and Professional Writing Program members. While the article briefly describes the OWL redesign process, the argument focuses on collaboration and presents a model for sustainable intraprogram collaboration. Following Hawhee, usability research is defined as “invention-in-the-middle,” which offers a model for understanding research process as part of

Michael J. Salvo; Jingfang Ren; H. Allen Brizee; Tammy S. Conard-Salvo

2009-01-01

447

Technical Writing Redesign and Assessment: A Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to compare scores on writing assignments from traditional, fully online courses in technical writing to pilot, hybrid courses at a southern university. A total of 232 students' assignments were compared in this study. All writing assignments were scored by six trained instructors of English using the same five point…

Winter, Gaye Bush

2010-01-01

448

"This is Chemistry, Not Literature": Faculty Perceptions of Student Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A preliminary study examined what kind of writing goes on at a the university: what faculty assign; how they see the function of writing; and what they see as "good" writing. Survey respondents were 1300 regular faculty and teaching assistants in the liberal arts and sciences, with follow-up interviews of 17 selected faculty. The 103 item survey…

Zerger, Sandra

449

Writing in Reading Classes: The Cliff-Hanger Affect.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional literature reporting the use of the "cliff-hanger" as genre as a teaching tool in writing instruction is relatively quiet. College students may become better writers and readers when they write cliff-hangers and allow other students to read their writing. Sixty-five undergraduate reading students at a southeastern Arkansas university

Phillips, Jerry

450

Donald Graves in Australia--"Children Want to Write ..."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The articles in this collection are intended to present a detailed picture of the work of Donald Graves and his associates at the Writing Process Laboratory (WPL) of the University of New Hampshire. The introduction provides an overview of the work of Graves and examines his views of beginning writing, writing conferences, revision, audience, and…

Walshe, R. D., Ed.

451

Contextualizing Corrective Feedback in Second Language Writing Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although effective writing skills are vital to the success of university-level students, second language (L2) writers face unique challenges in developing these skills. This is particularly relevant to their ability to produce writing that is linguistically accurate. While many writing teachers feel a great commitment to these students, much of…

Evans, Norman W.; Hartshorn, K. James; McCollum, Robb M.; Wolfersberger, Mark

2010-01-01

452

Writing Concepts in Chinese Writing Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on how Chinese writing instruction can cause negative interference for Chinese English-as-a-Second-Language students writing in English. The study shows that in Chinese writing, the main idea can be more general, as a theme, or specific, as a thesis statement. It can also come at the beginning or end of a paper, and the writer…

Wang, Xia

1994-01-01

453

Annual Progress Report (Center for Neural Engineering at Tennessee State University).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The main objectives of the Center for Neural Engineering are: (1) To advance the understanding of biologically-motivated neural network systems through inter-disciplinary basic research; (2) To develop the highest quality undergraduate and graduate curric...

M. J. Malkani

1993-01-01

454

EDA (Economic Development Administration) University Center Annual Progress Report: January 1-December 31, 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes the activities of the Industrial Research and Extension Center for the period January 1, 1983 through December 31, 1983. During this twelve-month period, the program provided personalized assistance to 76 business clients. The remai...

1984-01-01

455

Orthography to Phonology and Meaning: Comparisons Across and within Writing Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the Universal Writing System Constraint, all writing systems encode language, and thus reflect basic properties of the linguistic system they encode. According to a second universal, the Universal Phonological Principle, the activation of word pronunciations occurs for skilled readers across all writing systems. We review recent…

Perfetti, Charles A.; Liu, Ying

2005-01-01

456

Instruction First, Writing Later.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A deductive-inductive sequence of writing instruction, in which students are instructed systematically before they begin to write, would help students learn to write well. Educators who propose a trial and error pattern ignore the facts that those learning to write do not have unlimited time in which to learn and are not dealing with an inherent…

Usher, Mauricio H.

457

Writing for Publication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students at Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Nashville, Tennessee do every kind of writing, have won numerous writing awards, and have published everything from chapbooks to articles in national literary magazines. According to the creative writing teacher, students are first taught to write about things they know--to go back to their own…

Brown, Bill

1991-01-01

458

Becoming Writing, Becoming Writers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many qualitative researchers have puzzled over the question of how to write more engaging, more communicative texts. "Why" we write, however, is not often part of our scholarly conversations. In this article, I examine the writing process and position writing as a learning tool which enables what researchers know about themselves and their topics.…

Colyar, Julia

2009-01-01

459

Writing for Comprehension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many educators continue to treat reading and writing as separate subjects. In response to this observation, the authors offer four research-based writing strategies that teachers can use to improve student reading comprehension through writing. The writing strategies--"About/Point", "Cubing", "Four Square Graphic Organizer", and "Read," "Respond",…

Wallace, Randy; Pearman, Cathy; Hail, Cindy; Hurst, Beth

2007-01-01

460

Re-Writing the Humanities: The Writing Major's Effect on Undergraduate Studies in English Departments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Calls for Composition Studies to move beyond the "universal requirement" of first-year writing, and toward "a sequenced curriculum of courses that introduce students to discipline-specific principles and practices" have been partially realized by the growing number of writing majors. Public descriptions of these programs have traditionally focused…

Carpini, Dominic Delli

2007-01-01

461

Writing through Modeling: Using Various Scholarship Enhancement Programs and Activities To Build Writing Interest and Skill.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on the efforts at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina to extend the writing efforts of a writing across the curriculum (WAC) retreat into a greater matrix of scholarly activity, not only in the classroom but outside as well. Noting that the initial idea was that an intensive year of emphasizing scholastic activity could…

Brown, Les M.

462

The Effect of Creative Writing Activities on the Story Writing Skill  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this research is to determine the effect of creative writing activities on the skill of university students in writing story genre text. Unequaled control group model which is half experimental is used in this research. 1/A section (experimental group) of standard class and 1/B section (control group) of evening class from Turkish…

Temizkan, Mehmet

2011-01-01

463

Developing Grass Roots Writing Resources: A Novel Approach to Writing within the Social Work Discipline  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this case study, we report on the development of a writing-specialist position, the "Writing Resource Coordinator (WRC)", in a school of social work at a large state university in the southern USA. Such programs are facing increasing budgetary pressures at the same time as their growing enrollments strain available resources. Students…

Kilgore, Christopher D.; Cronley, Courtney; Amey, Beth

2013-01-01

464

Examining Student Feedback in Writing Assessment: Validation Inquiry in a Writing Placement Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study investigated the use of student feedback as support in a validation study of university writing placement practices. Using interviews with seventeen incoming first year students, this study examined student experiences constructing and submitting writing portfolios as opposed to taking a timed essay test. Also, this study…

Getchell, Kristen M.

2011-01-01

465

Orientations for the Teaching of Writing: A Legacy of the National Writing Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Founded in 1974 by James Gray and a group of teacher colleagues who came together as the Bay Area Writing Project in California, the National Writing Project is a professional development network that has spread from one site to 197 university-based sites across the U.S. After such a long period of time in operation, it becomes…

Whitney, Anne Elrod; Friedrich, Linda

2013-01-01

466

Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Universe SciPack explores the ways scientists learn about the universe and the current ideas about the origins and formation of the universe. The focus is on Standards and Benchmarks related to the universe including how the universe was formed, formation and destruction of stars and characteristics of the sun and stars in terms of size and composition.In addition to comprehensive inquiry-based learning materials tied to Science Education Standards and Benchmarks, the SciPack includes the following additional components:� Pedagogical Implications section addressing common misconceptions, teaching resources and strand maps linking grade band appropriate content to standards. � Access to one-on-one support via e-mail to content "Wizards".� Final Assessment which can be used to certify mastery of the concepts.Learning Outcomes:Universe: How We Know What We Know� Select the right instrument given something specific to learn about the universe.� Describe, in simple terms, how scientists analyze light to learn about objects in the universe.� Describe what the study of light can tell us about objects in the universe.� Understand the various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum and how the various wavelengths can provide astronomers with different information.� Recognize that astronomers study a wide range of electromagnetic waves, not restricted to visible light.Universe: The Sun as a Star� Reject common misconceptions, such as stars are bits of the Sun. � List characteristics of the Sun that match the definition of a star.� Accurately compare and contrast the characteristics of the Sun with other stars (e.g., mass, distance, size, color).� Recognize the rough ratio of the distance to the Sun and the distance to the next nearest stars on a human scale (i.e., if the sun is 10 feet away, roughly how far is the next nearest star?).� Select the rough estimate of the travel time (at speed of light) to next nearest star from a list.� Describe how astronomers determined that the stars were just like the Sun.Universe: Birth, Life, and Death of Stars� Recount key aspects of the stellar life cycle. � Recognize the variables and conditions that would be needed to make predictions about the life cycle of a star, including the prominent role of initial mass. � Determine whether a reasonable prediction can be made, given certain knowns and unknowns.� Explain how the elements that compose our planet and solar system (and the rest of the universe) were formed.� Explain where the energy released by our Sun and other stars comes from.Universe: The Universe Beyond our Solar System� Arrange various objects in order of size and distance, ranging from space probes and moons to galaxies and galactic clusters.� Catalogue, in simple terms, the objects within a galaxy.� Generally explain "what is within what" (planetary systems, star clusters, galaxies, etc.).� Describe the location of our solar system within the Milky Way galaxy.� Describe the limitations of using parallax, radar, and brightness to measure the distance of objects from Earth, and classify objects whose distance from Earth could be accurately measured using each type of measurement strategy.Universe: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe� Provide a basic description of the conditions at the beginning of the universe.� Give the approximate age of the universe.� Recognize the scientific account of the current state of the universe given different explanations.� Explain the evidence for an expanding universe.� Describe, in simple terms, how scientists use observations of position and motion to learn about objects in the universe.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

2007-03-21

467

Final Report for The University of Texas at Arlington Optical Medical Imaging Section of Advanced Imaging Research Center  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this project was to create state-of-the-art optical medical imaging laboratories for the Biomedical Engineering faculty and student researchers of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) on the campus of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). This has been successfully achieved. These laboratories provide an unprecedented opportunity for the bioengineers (from UTA) to bring about new breakthroughs in medical imaging using optics. Specifically, three major laboratories have been successfully established and state-of-the-art scientific instruments have been placed in the labs. As a result of this grant, numerous journal and conference publications have been generated, patents for new inventions have been filed and received, and many additional grants for the continuation of the research has been received.

Khosrow Behbehani

2013-02-26

468

Improvement of cryogenic 3-dimensional observation system of soft x-ray microscope at the SR center of Ritsumeikan University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The improvements of a soft x-ray microscope beamline (BL-12) at the SR center of Ritsumeikan University are reported. A wedge-shaped slit and Si plane mirror were newly introduced. The better energy resolution was expected and the +2nd order diffraction from the CZP (1.2 nm at 2.4 nm observation) was suppressed. A new sample holding fixture allows the sample to be replaced quickly and accurately. A new sample cooling system allowed a stable cryogenic x-ray imaging.

Takemoto, K.; Usui, K.; Ohigashi, T.; Fujii, H.; Yoshimura, M.; Namba, H.; Kihara, H.

2013-10-01

469

Writing requirements across nursing programs in Canada.  

PubMed

The emphasis on scholarship in nursing, demands for evidence-based practice, and attention to writing have raised the profile of academic writing within nursing curricula. This article provides a comprehensive review of English and writing course requirements across 81 English-language baccalaureate nursing programs in Canada. The data were gathered from a review of nursing programs and curriculum information from university and college Web sites. Of the 81 programs, 39 (48.1%) require neither an English literature course nor a writing course, 15 (18.5%) require an English literature course, and 32 (39.5%) require a writing course, including five programs that require a discipline-specific writing course. Discipline-specific writing courses appear to be useful adjuncts to writing-across-the-curriculum initiatives in nursing and will help students to develop the research and writing skills needed to succeed both academically and in a career in which nursing scholarship and evidence-informed practice are increasingly valued and expected. PMID:23316890

Andre, Jo-Anne D; Graves, Roger

2013-02-01

470

Annual Progress Report, 1975. Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State University. SRDC Series Publication No. 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Included in this second annual report on the Southern Rural Development Center's (SRDC) 1974-75 plan of work are data re: orientation visits; regional workshops; technical consultants; liaison with regional agencies and organizations; information dissemination; annual evaluation; functional networks in the areas of land use issues, citizen…

Southern Rural Development Center, State College, MS.

471

Annual Progress Report, 1976. Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State University. SRDC Series Publication No. 15.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Covering the 1976 activities of the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC), this third annual report describes SRDC's: history; organization; regional workshops; functional networks; network bibliographies and other publications; Title V reports; grant received for training in rural development; orientation visits; consultants; information…

Southern Rural Development Center, State College, MS.

472

University of Tennessee Center for Space Transportation and Applied Research (CSTAR)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Center for Space Transportation and Applied Research had projects with space applications in six major areas: laser materials processing, artificial intelligence/expert systems, space transportation, computational methods, chemical propulsion, and electric propulsion. The closeout status of all these projects is addressed.

1995-01-01

473

Universal relationship between the constituent masses of regular systems and their distances from the center  

Microsoft Academic Search

One can describe all regular systems regardless of their size by a simple equation that relates the relative masses of their constituents with respect to the mass of the system, to their relative distances from the center with respect to a transition radius equally defined for all systems. Based on this equation one can estimate the value of the Hubble

A. Dinculescu

2008-01-01

474

A School-Based Health Center-University Nursing Partnership: How We Filled in the GAPS  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Young adolescents, age 10-15 years, have increasing psychosocial and biomedical health care needs, yet are some of the lowest users of conventional health services. In eastern North Carolina, school-based health centers (SBHCs) provide primary health care to thousands of school-age children in the most rural, medically underserved areas. SBHCs…

Larson, Kim; Clark, Amy; Colborn, Brittanie; Perez, Ashley; Engelke, Martha K.; Hill, Phyllis

2011-01-01

475

A Government-University-Industry Response to Critical Manufacturing Innovation Needs: Virginia's Manufacturing Innovation Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mission of Virginia's Manufacturing Innovation Center (VMIC) is to enhance the capability of Virginia's small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms to meet the competitive challenges of the future. VMIC helps build strong economic foundations while improving the quality of life and maintaining strong economic development programs. (JOW)

Barnes, James L.; Zarrugh, Mohamed Y.; Lawrence, David J.; McKown, Robert L.

2000-01-01

476

Regional Educational Laboratories and University Centers: Institutional Capabilities for School Improvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several documents concerning regional educational laboratories are reviewed, key propositions are analyzed, and recommendations are proposed. Attention is directed to the way that labs and centers operate with regard to dissemination and school improvement. Overviews are presented of two major reports: "R&D Funding Policies of the National…

Salmon-Cox, Leslie

477

The Use of Learner-Centered Assessment in US Colleges and Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over a decade ago, Barr and Tagg ("Change Mag" 27(6):12-25, 1995) declared that a shift had occurred in higher education from an instruction paradigm to a learning paradigm. A central element in this new paradigm is learner-centered assessment. While a growing body of literature suggests that this approach to assessment is a best practice in…

Webber, Karen L.

2012-01-01

478

SUNY Stony Brook and the SUNY University Centers: Analysis of Monographic Acquisitions, 1984-1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1989, the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) introduced a microcomputer-based evaluation tool called the Collection Analysis CD. In 1993, the SUNY Stony Brook Libraries used this tool to measure its collections against those of 27 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) peer libraries and of a "mythical" peer group. In 1996, the libraries of…

Dole, Wanda; And Others

479

Teaching on Weekends and in Shopping Centers. A Guide for Colleges and Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A directory of 233 weekend and 30 shopping center programs in the United States and Canada is presented, along with a general discussion of these types of programs and an annotated bibliography. The listing for each program includes: the institution's name, address, and contact person; the funding sources; the date the program was started; the…

East, James R.

480

The Pratt Center for Community Improvement: A University Urban Action Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Pratt Center for Community Improvement was founded in Brooklyn in 1963 by Pratt Institute. Its aim was to help equalize the knowledge level of city and community representatives concerning issues in urban renewal, and to gain the confidence of local residents and enhance their participation in decision making. Participant education and…

Raymond, George M.; Shiffman, Ronald

481

From Margin to Center: Participating in Village Pedagogy at Historically Black Colleges and Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) necessary in the twenty-first century so-called "post-racial" US American context? This question is raised loudly and frequently given the contemporary social climate and economic considerations. In this article, the author offers a response to and critique of this question and surveys…

Harris, Otto D., III

2012-01-01

482

The Social Welfare Practice and Research Center at the Chinese University of Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The organization and research programs of the Social Welfare Practice and Research Centre (SWPRC) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong are outlined. There are five regular research programs (Family and Group Practice Research Centre, Human Behavior and the Social Environment Research Program, Mutual Aid and Social Capital Research Program,…

Shek, Daniel T. L.

2009-01-01

483

A PLAN TO PROVIDE AN OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A RESEARCH COORDINATING UNIT IN THE FIELD OF OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH WAS ESTABLISHED AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY. THE UNIT WAS PRINCIPALLY CONCERNED WITH STIMULATION AND INITIATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH. A STUDY OF THE POST-HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES OF GRADUATES OF THE 1963 CLASS OF COLORADO SECONDARY SCHOOLS WAS COMPLETED. A STUDY OF…

SHEPPARD, DAVID; SJOGREN, DOUGLAS

484

Sustaining a University Engagement Center at Borders: Taking Risks in a Risk-Avoidant Atmosphere  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community-university partnerships are at the heart of much of what institutions of higher education are trying to achieve: build bridges to opportunity, bring research to the solution of social problems, and bring interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on the challenges in contemporary society. Despite the promise of partnerships, they remain…

Staudt, Kathleen; Gonzalez, Azuri

2011-01-01

485

University Center and Community College Interaction: A Joint Degree Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report on the Joint Degree Program (JDP) describes a cooperative venture between Harpur College of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Broome Community College (BCC) under which Harpur students work simultaneously toward both a liberal arts bachelor's degree and a vocationally oriented associate in applied science degree.…

Shea, Brent; Stannard, Carl

486

Building a Creative-Arts Therapy Group at a University Counseling Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Creative-arts therapy groups offer university students powerful ways to address intrapersonal and interpersonal concerns. These groups combine the strengths of a traditional process group with the benefits of participation in the expressive arts. The creative process draws students in, invites insight and introspection, and facilitates outward…

Boldt, Randal W.; Paul, Sherin

2011-01-01

487

Monroe County Community College Writing across the Curriculum Annual Report, 1995-96.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides outcomes for 1995-96 for Monroe Community College's Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) program, an effort designed to help students learn to write in all disciplines through writing centers staffed by student writing fellows. Following introductory remarks, the report provides discussions of the following topics: the future…

Dillon, Timothy J.

488

Keeping Current. Ideas, Information, and Organization: Connecting Information Literacy and Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the current focus on writing across the curriculum and the emphasis on schoolwide writing programs, perhaps library media specialists should consider adding writing instruction to the learning that takes place in the library media center. The teaching of writing should be a natural extension of the teaching of information literacy. Both…

Thompson, Helen M.

2005-01-01

489

Writing Across the Curriculum Annual Report, 1989-90. Comprehensive Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During winter semester 1989, Monroe County Community College (MCCC) developed a Writing Fellows program and introduced a Writing Center into the Learning Assistance Lab (LAL). Both these iniatives were part of the school's writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) efforts which had been launched in fall 1987. Writing Fellows are specially-trained peer…

Holladay, John M.

490

Articulate--Academic Writing, Refereeing Editing and Publishing Our Work in Learning, Teaching and Educational Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most work on writing and publication processes focuses on writing support for undergraduates or postgraduates writing in the disciplines, while work on academic identities frequently considers development as a university teacher. This essay consider the reviewing process for academics who write, whether doctoral students, researchers, teachers or…

Wisker, Gina

2013-01-01

491

Why an English Department Should Join with Industry in Planning a Professional Writing Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At Wayne State University, a two-year research and curriculum effort, the Professional Writing Project (PWP), showed that English departments can better prepare students to write effectively for the workplace and increase writing faculty's research and teaching capabilities through collaborating with industry to plan a professional writing

Couture, Barbara

1984-01-01

492

Writing Was Everything.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, originally an invited lecture given at Harvard, recounts the formative experiences of Alfred Kazin, a Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at Hunter College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a well-known literary critic. A blend of autobiography, history, and criticism that moves from New York in…

Kazin, Alfred

493

Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw bones at the University of Kentucky Medical Center  

SciTech Connect

There is disagreement over the management of teeth in irradiated head and neck cancer patients. Some oral surgeons support preirradiation extraction; others favor maintaining teeth. Before 1974, The University of Kentucky Department of Radiation Medicine found osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the jaw in 10.9% of 220 irradiated cancer patients. After a program of oral care was instituted, the incidence declined to 2.7%. Of 109 patients who received radiotherapy between 1976 and 1985, only three (2.7%) developed ORN of the mandible. There was also a reduction in patients treated with interstitial therapy during this time. A review of the most recent experiences shows that, with present management methods at the University of Kentucky, ORN is not a significant problem. Of 30 patients treated in 1986, only one had ORN, and this was of the maxilla. Post-irradiation extractions were not identified as a significant risk for necrosis. Hyperbaric oxygen is used as a treatment for persistent ORN.

Patel, P.; Raybould, T.; Maruyama, Y.

1989-07-01

494

An Analysis of the National Science Foundation's University-Industry Cooperative Research Centers Experiment: An Effort to Stimulate University-Industry Cooperative Research in Solving R and D Problems in American Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is a study to determine if Federal cost-sharing during a five-year period could support the creation of industry-funded permanent cooperative research centers. The experiment focused on three university-industry cooperative research centers, ea...

R. M. Burger S. H. Cole C. H. Burnett

1979-01-01

495

Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems and Career Counseling Services. Eleventh Annual Report [of the] Oakland University Adult Career Counseling Center: September 1993-June 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report profiles the Adult Career Counseling Center (ACCC) at Oakland University, Michigan. Conceived in 1982, the Center provides services for adults seeking career guidance. The ACCC supplies career information, counseling, advice in preparation and interviewing skills, and referral information, all at no charge. The ACCC employed computers…

Splete, Howard

496

Marketing Cooperative Education. The Role of the Regional Co-op Training Center in Assisting Colleges and Universities. Cooperative Education Marketing Digest Series No. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many college and university cooperative education or work experience programs fail to recognize the valuable training and professional resources located in their geographic regions. At present, there are 11 federally funded national and regional training and resource centers whose job it is to assist colleges, universities, and employers to…

Krauss, Stephen R.

497

International research-educational center of optical technologies for industry and medicine "photonics" at Saratov State University: education, research, and commercialization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper International Research-Educational Center of Optical Technologies for Industry and Medicine "Photonics" at Saratov State University founded in 2007 in the framework of National Russian Federation Program "Innovative Universities" is presented. Some facilities in the field of optical and biomedical optics education, research, and commercialization are discussed.

Tuchin, Valery V.

2008-06-01

498

Cushing's syndrome secondary to ectopic ACTH secretion: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Experience  

PubMed Central

Background Cushing's syndrome (CS) secondary to ectopic ACTH secretion (EAS) has been described in association with a variety of tumors. The current experience with this syndrome is based on a few case series and individual case reports. Limited data are available about the tumors associated with CS-EAS in cancer center setting. This report describes CS-EAS at MD Anderson Cancer Center to further enhance our understanding and management of this syndrome. Methods This is a retrospective review for 43 patients with CS-EAS who were diagnosed between 1979 and 2009 at our institution. Results Different neuroendocrine tumors were associated with CS-EAS. Twenty one patients (48.9%) had tumors located in the chest cavity with bronchial carcinoid and small cell lung cancer representing the two most common causes. The ACTH source remained occult in 4 patients (9.3 %) despite extensive work-up. Clinical presentation was variable and the classical features of CS were not evident in some patients. Death occurred in 27 patients (62.8%) and the median overall survival was 32.2 months. Major morbidities included new onset or worsening hyperglycemia (77%), symptomatic venous thromboembolism (14%) and infections (23%). Conclusions In CS-EAS cases seen at a comprehensive cancer center, tumors originating in the chest cavity were the leading tumors associated with this syndrome. We suspect that CS-EAS is underreported because of the atypical presentation in some cases. Thus, we suggest careful evaluation of patients with neuroendocrine tumors to avoid missing co-existing CS-EAS.

Ejaz, Shamim; Vassilopoulou-Sellin, Rena; Busaidy, Naifa L.; Hu, Mimi I.; Waguespack, Steven G.; Jimenez, Camilo; Ying, Anita K.; Cabanillas, Maria; Abbara, Maher; Habra, Mouhammed Amir

2011-01-01

499

Corrosion Research Center of the University of Minnesota. Progress report, July 1, 1980-December 31, 1980  

SciTech Connect

At present, the research ranges from the quantum mechanics of the corrosion unit reactions, organic and inorganic coatings, surface reactions on polymers, metals and semiconductors to high-temperature chemistry of interest to solar-energy conversion. A second objective of the Center is to increase the utilization of corrosion data by the technical community through education and through the dissemination of appropriately formatted information. At present, two projects are in the planning stage for the near future. One is a pedagogical symposium on corrosion in microelectronic components and systems; the other is a series of lectures and videotapes, as well as a workshop on cathodic protection.

Oriani, R.A.

1981-01-30

500

Program of Research in Flight Dynamics, The George Washington University at NASA Langley Research Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The program objectives are fully defined in the original proposal entitled Program of Research in Flight Dynamics in GW at NASA Langley Research Center, which was originated March 20, 1975, and in the renewals of the research program from January 1, 2003 to September 30, 2005. The program in its present form includes three major topics: 1. the improvement of existing methods and development of new methods for wind tunnel and flight data analysis, 2. the application of these methods to wind tunnel and flight test data obtained from advanced airplanes, 3. the correlation of flight results with wind tunnel measurements, and theoretical predictions.

Murphy, Patrick C. (Technical Monitor); Klein, Vladislav

2005-01-01