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The Writing Center at Harvard University  

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The Writing Center at Harvard University is perhaps the oldest formal writing center at an American university, and their complementary website presents a valuable trove of instructional handouts for writers young and old. On this page, visitors will find over a dozen helpful handouts with titles such as "How to Read an Assignment", "Essay Structure", "Developing a Thesis", "Summary", and "Revising the Draft". Each piece is written in clear prose, and the advice offered is sound and practical. Also, visitors should note that the site also includes a link to Harvard's guide to citation and integration of sources, "Writing with Sources", and a selection of links to other related writing style guides.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center  

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As students begin to return to college campuses across the country, they may be curious to know that there are a number of fine online resources that will help them develop their college-level writing skills. The first site offered here comes from the Dartmouth College Writing Program, and contains a number of helpful materials, such as some well-written essays that answer the question "What is an academic paper?" and also provide information on researching topics for papers. The site also includes information on such topics as writing about film, writing for sociology courses, and helpful suggestions on writing from fellow students. The second site is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center and contains material on how best to cite references and avoiding common grammar and punctuation mistakes. Taken together, these sites provide a host of materials that will allow students to become better writers in their various courses during their time in the world of higher education and beyond.

2006-01-11

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Writing Center Handouts  

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High-quality materials on the art and craft of effective college-level writing are always in demand, and this website from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a veritable cornucopia of such documents. The materials were created by the school's Writing Center, and they are divided into four areas: "Writing the Paper", "Citation, Style, and Sentence Level Concerns", "Specific Writing Assignments/Contexts", and "Writing for Specific Fields". The "Writing for Specific Fields" area is a great place for students who have declared a major, and each piece contains a bit of background on the nature of writing in each field, along with some information about the key units of analysis, assumptions, and so on. What is perhaps most impressive about this site are the multimedia writing demonstrations which cover "Developing Ideas", "Drafting", and two other key areas of the writing process.

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University College Writing Workshop: Writing Handouts  

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Whether it's an interrogative pronoun or just a dangling modifier, the University of Toronto's Writing Center can provide visitors with dozens of helpful writing tips. While certain services are only made available to current students, these writing handouts can be used by anyone with the desire to improve their writing. The handouts cover topics like organizing an essay, the effective and correct use of quotations, and the use of articles. Each section includes specific advice and guidance, and even the most effective writers may learn something new from these guides. Composition instructors may also wish to recommend this site to their students if they are looking for additional high-quality writing resources.

2007-11-01

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KU Writing Center  

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The University of Kansas has a number of fine academic programs, and they also provide writing support for students who might be having trouble getting started with their own assignments or term papers. While visitors may not be able to make the trek on over to Lawrence, they can certainly hop online here to take advantage of some of their writing tutorials and guide sheets. Most visitors will probably want to start at the "Students" section, where they can then click on sections specifically designed for undergraduates or graduate students. Some of these materials have been created specifically by the professionals at KU's Writing Center, including some very helpful guides to crafting an effective thesis statement and working on pre-writing strategies. Also, the "Writing Guides" section includes a sample writing gallery and an assignment planner. For a bit of fun, users can also check out their online photo gallery and also watch their short film, "A Week in the Life of the KU Writing Center".

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Like a Hurricane: The Writing Program at the Center of the Storm over the University.  

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|Currently, many college and university English departments are reviewing the purpose of their departments. Are they still departments of literature? A writing program is best served by staying in an English department, with the caveat that the department move towards a cultural studies curriculum--the writing program within an English cultural…

Lowe, Kelly Fisher

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Writing Resources: George Mason University  

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Writing centers at colleges and universities have been around for decades, and most of them have placed some resources for their students online. George Mason University's writing resource center has had an online presence for years, and it is one that college students and persons generally interested in improving their writing will want to look at. The site includes a number of specialized writing guides dealing with issues of style, grammar, and writing for specific disciplines, such as psychology, biology, and management. Their virtual reference library is notable for its collection of well-organized links to other online sites, such as Webster's Online Dictionary. The site is less overwhelming than some like-minded sites, and is a good fit for students looking to get some basic assistance with writing college-level papers.

2007-02-05

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Writing Centers in Context: Twelve Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book profiles 12 writing centers that function effectively on their college and university campuses. Following an introduction that provides an overview and suggests ways the book can be used, the centers are examined in detail in the following chapters: (1) "A Multiservice Writing Lab in a Multiversity: The Purdue University Writing Lab"…

Kinkead, Joyce A., Ed.; Harris, Jeanette G., Ed.

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Writing at Colorado State University  

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The Colorado State University has a rather wonderful set of online resources designed to help people become better writers. Most of these materials are offered right here on the Writing at Colorado State University website, where visitors will find ten different thematic guides. These guides deal primarily with writing in engineering, and they include Communicating as a Civil Engineer, Engineering Proposals, and Environmental Policy Statements. On the right-hand side of the homepage, visitors will find sections like Writing Processes and Writing Documents. These areas have more detailed areas like Starting to Write, Revising & Editing, and Publishing. Taken as a whole, these sections offer a broad range of specific guides to becoming a better writer. Finally, the site contains links to other relevant sites from university and college writing centers.

2012-06-22

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Situated University, Situated Writing  

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This article argues that teaching as a situated, civic activity must be a core intellectual activity in the engaged metropolitan university. Situated writing provides the key pedagogy for the Chicago Civic Leadership Certificate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, an engaged public research university. The role of writing, or…

Feldman, Ann M.

2009-01-01

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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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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.  

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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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Writing Centres, Writing Seminars, Writing Culture: Teaching Writing in Canadian Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose to present a poster that outlines what is happening (and has happened) in writing instruction in universities and colleges in Canada outside of Quebec. The poster (It may be previewed at this URL: http:\\/\\/publish.uwo.ca\\/~rgraves3\\/research_poster.pdf.) presents highlights from Writing Centres, Writing Seminars, Writing Culture: Writing Instruction in Anglo-Canadian Universities, a collection of essays by writing instructors and writing studies

Roger Graves; Heather Graves

2008-01-01

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Science Writing Center  

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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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SUNY Cortland Writing Resource Center  

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As students return to college, many of them will have to become accustomed or reacquainted with the conventions of writing papers in the collegiate setting. The Writing Resource Center at SUNY-Cortland has some fine resources designed for their own students, and others are welcome to take a look. Students should look through the "Help with Your Writing" area, as it contains a list of detailed online resources that can be useful, including links to the Purdue Online Writing Lab, relevant reference books, and tip-sheets for writing particular types of assignments. Moving along, the "Faculty" area has a number of helpful resources. One in particular is the "Online Manual for Writing Across the Curriculum". Designed specifically for faculty, the manual covers some basic premises concerning different types of writing, and it is a good resource for new faculty in particular.

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Online Writing Center: Reference Materials  

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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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Disembodied Spirituality: Conflicts in the Writing Center.  

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|Noting that at Saint Mary's University (where the authors teach) the issue of spirituality is in the forefront of education and is seamlessly woven into required courses throughout four years of college in an attempt to "enhance students' spiritual and personal lives," this paper positions writing centers as a place for student inquiries about…

Johnson, Peggy; Mutschelknaus, Mike

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Writing Centers in 2020--Gone!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology brought the writing center to life because of the word processor, but new technology is actually going to create robotic life that thinks with us, for us, to us. It will offer portability all from a microchip stored in a coat pocket. Technology will continue to expedite today's hurry up world, and this will carry over into the writer's…

Bateman, Thomas L.

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Redefining the Writing Center with Ecocomposition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing centers are like organisms, performing in and living in an educational environment: evolving, altering, adapting. Given this organic quality, a key way to understand how writing centers handle the teaching of writing is to examine them through the lens of ecocomposition. Focusing on the organic nature of writing, ecocompositionists borrow…

Devet, Bonnie D.

2011-01-01

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Writing Center Work Bridging Boundaries: An Interview with Muriel Harris  

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This article presents an interview with Dr. Muriel Harris who is considered as one of the most influential figures in writing center research and practice for over three decades. She is currently Professor Emerita of English at Purdue University. She founded The Purdue Writing Center which she directed from 1976 until 2003. She also founded…

Threadgill, Elizabeth

2010-01-01

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Using Computer Software in the Writing Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For use by teachers with access to writing centers, this guide provides criteria for choosing appropriate computer software for writing centers and lists current choices of good software. The first section explains why teachers, who have direct experience with the needs of students and the objectives of writing instruction, are the most qualified…

Sunstein, Bonnie

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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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Ventriloquising the Voice: Writing in the University  

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|In this paper I consider one aspect of how student writing is supported in the university. I focus on the use of the "writing frame", questioning its status as a vehicle for facilitating student voice, and in the process questioning how that notion is itself understood. I illustrate this by using examples from the story of the 1944 Hollywood film…

Fulford, Amanda

2009-01-01

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Another Look at WAC and the Writing Center.  

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Takes a "critical" look at the relationship between Writing across the Curriculum and the Writing Center at Dickinson College, which is typical of many institutions. Explains how Writing across the Curriculum principles have prompted the Writing Center to rethink its role and to examine its tutoring practices. (TB)

Gill, Judy

1996-01-01

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The Converging Literacies Center: An Integrated Model for Writing Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Converging Literacies Center (CLiC) is a deeply integrated model for writing programs, bringing together the writing center, first-year writing, basic writing, professional development activities, graduate coursework, and research activities to re-imagine and support twenty-first-century literacies. What is unique about CLiC is not merely the…

Carter, Shannon; Dunbar-Odom, Donna

2009-01-01

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Writing Resource Center: Empire State College  

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Effective learning strategies for becoming a better writer are much appreciated resources on college campuses, and this site presents a cornucopia of just this type of material. Created by Empire State college faculty specifically for adult learners and faculty use, the site provides access to a very fine annotated resource list. The list contains documents from The Genesee Valley Center Writing Program and is divided into sections such as "Grammar & Punctuation", "ESL Resources", and "Documenting Resources". The site contains over 150 specific resources that range from worksheets for faculty on how to conduct informal writing activities to a primer on when to write out numbers and when to use numerals in different types of documents.

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Online Writing Center: Empire State College  

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Effective learning strategies for becoming a better writer are much appreciated resources on college campuses, and this site presents a cornucopia of just this type of material. Created by Empire State college faculty specifically for adult learners and faculty use, the site provides access to a very fine annotated resource list. The list contains documents from The Genesee Valley Center Writing Program and is divided into sections such as "Grammar & Punctuation", "ESL Resources", and "Documenting Resources". The site contains over 150 specific resources that range from worksheets for faculty on how to conduct informal writing activities to a primer on when to write out numbers and when to use numerals in different types of documents.

2007-04-19

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Boston University Photonics Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Boston University Photonics Center was established to conduct basic and applied research on photonics materials, devices, and systems related to defense needs, and to establish research laboratories and facilities to support collaboration among academ...

P. Blasche

1998-01-01

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University Training Centers.  

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|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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Building Essays: A Reader-Centered Writing Guide.  

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|This book makes clear the connection between classroom writing and everyday writing by identifying common reader-centered writing features fundamental to both genres. It uses a building metaphor, a unique method that views writing as the putting together of ideas piece by piece to form a coherent structure. This process-oriented approach helps…

Dorn, David

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Building Essays: A Reader-Centered Writing Guide.  

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This book makes clear the connection between classroom writing and everyday writing by identifying common reader-centered writing features fundamental to both genres. It uses a building metaphor, a unique method that views writing as the putting together of ideas piece by piece to form a coherent structure. This process-oriented approach helps…

Dorn, David

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Press releases online: the effectiveness of Calliope as an online writing center for business communication  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Calliope online writing center developed at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, provides a modular platform aimed at enhancing learners’ professional writing skills. Drawning from the module on press releases it is first shown how Calliope caters for different learning styles and what the main features are of its process approach. Next, we will report on a preliminary investigation into

Van Waes L; Opdenacker L; Jacobs G

2004-01-01

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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. [J Nurs Educ. 2013;52(11):615-620.]. PMID:24127176

Latham, Christine L; Ahern, Nancy

2013-10-14

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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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University of Hawaii Cancer Center  

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The University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UH Cancer Center) was founded in 1981 and became an NCI-designated cancer center in 1996. The Center’s mission is to reduce the burden of cancer through research, education, and outreach, with an emphasis on the unique ethnic, cultural, and environmental characteristics of Hawaii and the Pacific.

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Journal-Writing in University Pleasure-Reading Activities.  

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|This study used journals and image notebooks to examine English as a Foreign Language (EFL) university students' cognitive skill development as they completed pleasure-reading activities that preceded creative writing tasks. Participants were freshmen at Taiwan's National Yang-Ming University who were enrolled in an English reading and writing

Wu, Siew-Rong

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Reflections on Contemporary Currents in Writing Center Work  

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|This article presents the text of a speech presented at The International Writing Centers Association and the National Conference on Peer Tutoring (IWCA-NCPTW) joint conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in November 2010. It stemmed from a larger project--a collection of previously published and new essays titled "Writing Together: Collaboration in…

Lunsford, Andrea A.; Ede, Lisa

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"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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A Classification of Genre Families in University Student Writing  

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|As demand for English-medium higher education continues to grow internationally and participation in higher education increases, the need for a better understanding of academic writing is pressing. Prior university wide taxonomies of student writing have relied on intuition, the opinions of faculty, or data from course documentation and task…

Gardner, Sheena; Nesi, Hilary

2013-01-01

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Department of Accounting Writing Tutorials - University of Iowa  

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From the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business, these writing tutorials are a gift to those who struggle to compose business communications. The site is divided up into sections discussing the writing process, grammar, style, and reference materials. Some modules also have quizzes to help visitors review each part as they finish it. There are also samples of business documents and letters, personal business letters, and inter-business letters for students to review when writing their own. The "Writing Workshop" link also offers a chance for you to revise badly- or incorrectly-worded sentences for practice. This is a handy site for anyone looking to gain skills in business, personal, or academic writing. It is also a handy resource for instructors looking to boost their students' writing ability.

2006-12-18

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Stories from the Center: Connecting Narrative and Theory in the Writing Center.  

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|Through a series of nine narrative essays, this book explores the stories that writing center directors and tutors encounter in their work with students. The essays in the book look at various aspects of the writing center, including how tutors meet and work with students; how tutors interact with students whose opinions and political beliefs are…

Briggs, Lynn Craigue, Ed.; Woolbright, Meg, Ed.

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Sentence Structure Aberrations in English Writings of Japanese University Students.  

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|Japanese university English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) students have problems structuring English sentences, especially complex compound sentences. This study reviewed undergraduate EFL student writings from three Japanese universities to identify common sentence structure aberrations. Four types of sentence structure aberrations were examined:…

Izzo, John

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Assessment of Differences in University Oceanography Students' Scientific Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to assess the differences in university oceanography students' scientific writing. Specifically, the authors examine the argumentation structures of a high scoring paper and a low scoring paper. This study was conducted in an introductory level oceanography course in a large public university. In this course students…

Takao, Allison Y.; Kelly, Gregory J.

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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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Confessions of a First-Time Writing Center Director.  

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|Presents a statement of "professional concerns," to echo Jeanne Simpson's exploration of beginning a writing center. Presents the story of the author's first year as one way of reading the factors that both constrain and enable educators to reach levels of professional status that ensure security and stability, both for educators personally and…

Lerner, Neal

2000-01-01

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Minding the Gap: Realizing Our Ideal Community Writing Center  

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|What does it mean for a community writing assistance program to bridge the gap between the university and the community? What makes for a successful alliance between these two worlds usually considered distinct? Our paper addresses these questions by reflecting on the factors that have contributed to the growing success of our CWA program at the…

Doggart, Julia; Tedrowe, Melissa; Viera, Kate

2006-01-01

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Theory in/to Practice: Using Dialogic Reflection to Develop a Writing Center Community of Practice  

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|Michael Mattison's "Someone to Watch Over Me: Reflection and Authority in the Writing Center" explores the problem of audience for tutors' reflective writing. In Mattison's case, tutoring practices and learning are undermined because reflective writing leads consultants to feel as though they are being spied upon by the writing center director.…

Hall, R. Mark

2011-01-01

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Models, Methods, and Movements: The Multi-Faceted Writing Center: Selected Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Writing Centers Association (31st, Clayton, Missouri, October 20-21, 1989).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This packet contains selected papers from a conference on writing centers: "Inner-City Writing Centers in St. Louis Public Schools" (Carmen Charleston); "Non-traditional Students in the Writing Lab" (Marilyn Cozad); "Cooperation between the Writing Center and Student Support Services" (Coralyn Dahl and Rita Worrall); "Evaluating a Writing Center:…

Midwest Writing Centers Association, Minneapolis, MN.

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Models, Methods, and Movements: The Multi-Faceted Writing Center: Selected Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Writing Centers Association (31st, Clayton, Missouri, October 20-21, 1989).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet contains selected papers from a conference on writing centers: "Inner-City Writing Centers in St. Louis Public Schools" (Carmen Charleston); "Non-traditional Students in the Writing Lab" (Marilyn Cozad); "Cooperation between the Writing Center and Student Support Services" (Coralyn Dahl and Rita Worrall); "Evaluating a Writing Center:…

Midwest Writing Centers Association, Minneapolis, MN.

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Lecturers' everyday writing as professional practice in the university as workplace: new insights into academic identities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on an investigation into the workplace writing of university lecturers as a significant element of their professional practice. The research has focused on lecturers' routine, everyday writing, as opposed to their more prestigious or scholarly writing. In order to gain an understanding of writing as professional practice, about 30 lecturers in three different UK universities have been

Mary R. Lea; Barry Stierer

2009-01-01

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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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University of Kentucky Appalachian Center  

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Founded in 1977, the Appalachian Center is "designed specifically to link the resources of the University with communities previously underserved by the state's largest land-grant institution." To publicize and promote their activities and research, the Center developed this Web site that serves as a way to disseminate information about their various programs, both within the University of Kentucky and around the Appalachian region. The site contains material on their recent research projects (including a report on "The Pedagogy of Place"), the teaching of Appalachia-related subjects at the University Of Kentucky, and a variety of excellent thematic maps relating the economic state of Kentucky's different counties. There are also Appalachian-themed discussion boards and an event calendar for general browsing. In addition, there is a search engine that allows for a more detailed inquiry into the overall contents of the entire site. This is a good starting place for beginning any number of investigations into an area of the United States that is often misunderstood and, at times, completely overlooked.

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Writing Across the Curriculum: Faculty Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, from the Ohio University Center for Writing Excellence, has links to pages about different ways to improve the teaching of writing techniques, to grade writing assignments and to design a writing assignment. Additional faculty resources include teaching handouts, writing-enriched syllabi, group writing activities and links to other useful sites.

Excellence, The C.; University, Ohio

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The Summer Institute for Writing Center Directors and Professionals: A Narrative Bibliography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 2003, the International Writing Centers Association has held a Summer Institute for Writing Center Directors and Professionals. Encouragement of scholarship, writing, and publication are important aspects of the institute. We have compiled a bibliography of scholarly works emerging from the first seven institutes. These works include web…

Babcock, Rebecca; Ferrel, Thomas; Ozias, Moira

2011-01-01

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Writing Center and Library Collaboration: A Telephone Survey of Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Writing and researching are highly interrelated processes and there is much overlap between the goals and responsibilities of writing center staff and librarians. There is little evidence, however, that partnership between writing centers and libraries has been instituted as standard practice in academic institutions. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to explore the current state of the relationship between

Lily Todorinova

2010-01-01

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13 CFR 306.7 - Performance evaluations of University Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Performance evaluations of University Centers. 306.7 Section...TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE INVESTMENTS University Center Economic Development Program...7 Performance evaluations of University Centers. (a) EDA will:...

2012-01-01

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77 FR 60012 - University Transportation Centers Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Research and Innovative Technology Administration University Transportation Centers Program AGENCY: Research...The United States Department of Transportation (the Department) is...

2012-10-01

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New and Innovative Academic Writing Library Training Programme at Singapore Management University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Li Ka Shing Library at Singapore Management University (SMU) has designed a hands-on training programme to kick-start research and critical thinking skills in students taking the Academic Writing course. Academic Writing is a course that introduces students to the conventions of good essay and term paper writing, and includes a compulsory one hour library training session. For the academic

Priyanka Sharma

2011-01-01

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Composing a Professional Writing Program at the University of Puget Sound.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|English is the second-largest major at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Washington). Students may choose one of three emphases within their major: literature, creative writing, or professional writing. Puget Sound's professional writing program has grown gradually and slowly over the last 11-year period to include an array of 10…

Sloane, Sarah; Turnbull, Mary

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How Are We Doing? A Review of Assessments within Writing Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Today, nearly forty years after writing centers first began to proliferate, it is worthwhile to reflect on the themes that emerge from empirical material surrounding writing center assessments, for reflecting on these themes may help administrators to refine current assessment practices and scholars to redirect their research. The goal of this…

Gofine, Miriam

2012-01-01

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Minimizing Writing Apprehension in the Learner-Centered Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes ways to help students of all ages with writing apprehension, including write more; discourage appropriation of voice; listen to fearful writers; find patterns in students' errors; conference during drafting stages; coach peers for effective response; encourage positive self-talk; be aware of possible gender differences; vary writing

Reeves, LaVona L.

1997-01-01

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Pain and Pleasure in Short Essay Writing: Factors Predicting University Students' Writing Anxiety and Writing Self-Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since the inception of the Writing Across the Curriculum movement more than 30 years ago, scholars have explored ways of enhancing students' writing performance. Faculty members across disciplines are often challenged by students' resistance to writing; resistance that may stem from anxiety, poor academic performance, and lack of recognition that…

Martinez, Christy Teranishi; Kock, Ned; Cass, Jeffrey

2011-01-01

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Now You Don't See It; Now You Do: Writing Made Visible in the University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article was given as a keynote address to the 2009 conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW), 30 June to 2 July, at Coventry University, UK. It draws on experiences at Queen Mary, University of London, of developing a "writing in the disciplines" initiative and of working towards institutional…

Mitchell, Sally

2010-01-01

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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…

Stegemoller, William Jason

2009-01-01

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Epistemic levels in argument: An analysis of university oceanography students' use of evidence in writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to examine university oceanography students' use of evidence in writing. Drawing from rhetorical studies of science writing and studies of argumentation in science education, a model for assessing students' arguments is proposed that considers the relative epistemic status of propositions comprising students' written texts. The study was conducted in an introductory university oceanography course

Gregory J. Kelly; Allison Takao

2002-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 to teach students communication skills necessary for discipline-specific literacy. Beginning with a discussion of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Writing Center's history, the methodological foundations of this study, and an historical overview of genre theory from classical times to the present, this study surveys the history and debates surrounding teaching genres to students. The role of assessment in analyzing and teaching genre is discussed as well, with application specifically to the sophomore-level EECE 201 course within ECE at the University of South Carolina. The study itself consists of analyzing four students' lab reports written for the EECE 201 course. Using a list of eleven characteristics developed with experienced communicators within this discipline, I analyzed each report (there is a total of 14), determining to what extent the characteristics appeared in the reports. At the end of each student's analysis, a table summarizes the information gathered from the reports, and overall conclusions are drawn for each student. The end of the study chapter presents generic writing trends exhibited by the students during the semester, such as inability to show evidence of inductive/deductive reasoning and difficulties with conceptualizing audience and applying formatting skills. The study concludes by recommending strategies that ECE Writing Center consultants can implement to help the sophomore students acquire discipline-specific knowledge. Going beyond the ECE Writing Center's context, however, the study also suggests ways that it can be used as a model for other discipline-specific writing centers. By focusing on genre analysis, assessment, lab reports, and the culture of the ECE Department, this study encourages teaching students the genres they will need for success within their discourse community, success acquired through discipline-specific literacy.

Walker, Kristin Wilds Davidson

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The "Write" Links in the Library Media Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The act of reading a well-written book to students is one of the easiest writing lessons a library media specialist can give. When kids hear new or unusual words and descriptive, poignant phrases, it increases their own experimentation with writing. Using good literature to develop good writers just makes sense. There are a plethora of avenues…

Harvey, Carl A., II; Mills, Linda L.; Patterson, Penny J.

2006-01-01

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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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Engineering Writing and Professional Communications Centers. Proceedings of a Workshop at the University of South Carolina, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Columbia, South Carolina, June 23-25, 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This proceedings presents the papers from a workshop on engineering writing and professional communications. The purpose of the workshop was to share resources and ideas for improving the teaching of professional communications within engineering colleges. The papers are: (1) "Engineering the Written Word" (keynote address) (Craig A. Rogers); (2)…

South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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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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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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Writing Centers on the ROPES: Using a Wilderness Lab for Discovery.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an adventure-based initial tutor training program designed to promote effective teamwork and enhance organizational ability. Notes that an added advantage of the outdoor activity is that it renews the importance of principles that have always made writing centers effective by metaphorically echoing the mental challenges of writing

Gamboa, Sylvia H.; Williams, Angela W.

1991-01-01

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Looking beyond Undergraduates' Attitude about a University-Wide Writing Requirement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sample of 263 junior and senior undergraduates (101 males, 162 females) participated in a study to determine relationships between their agreement/disagreement about a university-wide writing competency graduation requirement and (1) level of writing capability as measured by the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test, (2) attitudes …

Plata, Maximino

2008-01-01

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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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Oklahoma State University Industrial Assessment Center Program (Final Report, September 1, 2002-November 30, 2006).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Over the five-year period (2002-2006) the Oklahoma State University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) performed energy assessments for 106 different clients, writing 835 recommendations, for a total of $23,937,099 in potential estimated annual savings. I...

2007-01-01

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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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Boston University: Center for Polymer Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Boston University promotes the Center for Polymer Studies' involvement in the research of polymer, random, and fractal systems and the development of experimental and computational materials for high school and undergraduate education. Users can find concise descriptions, colorful images, and abstracts of publications for the Center's many research projects including Physics of Disordered Media and Econophysics. Along with explanations of science education projects, educators and students can find software tools to help individuals "visualize atomic motion, manipulate atomic interactions, and quantitatively investigate the resulting macroscopic properties of biological, chemical, and physical systems." Because of the Center's bringing together of research and education, this website will be especially beneficial to educators.

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Facilitating grant proposal writing in health behaviors for university faculty: a descriptive study.  

PubMed

Grant proposal writing in the behavioral sciences is important for fiscal reasons and scientific reasons at many universities. This report describes a grant proposal-writing seminar series provided to University faculty (N = 20) and explores factors facilitating and impeding writing. Summary statistics are provided for quantitative data. Free responses were sorted by independent raters into meaningful categories. As a consequence of the training, 45% planned to submit within 18 months; 80% of grant proposals targeted NIH. At 1-year follow-up, 40% actually submitted grants. Factors impeding grant proposal writing included competing professional demands; factors facilitating writing included regularly scheduled feedback on written proposal sections and access to expert collaborators. Obtaining grants generates financial resources, facilitates training experiences, and vastly contributes to the growth and dissemination of the knowledge base in an area. PMID:21444921

Stein, L A R; Clair, M; Lebeau, R; Prochaska, J O; Rossi, J S; Swift, J

2011-03-28

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Interpreted Writing Center Tutorials with College-Level Deaf Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Deaf students are attending mainstream postsecondary institutions in increasing numbers. This study attempts to fill a gap in the literature regarding deaf students' writing tutorials with hearing tutors and interpreters. It consists of observation of tutoring sessions, interviews, and collection and grounded theory analysis of relevant documents…

Babcock, Rebecca Day

2011-01-01

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From Silence to Noise: The Writing Center as Critical Exile  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the author focuses on one student, Margie, who sought to write about her experience with workplace sexual harassment but who also struggled as she wrote with competing off-stage voices. Those voices--from the conversations in her classrooms, former workplace, a campus women's group, newspapers, and the televised Anita…

Welch, Nancy

2010-01-01

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Interpreted Writing Center Tutorials with College-Level Deaf Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Deaf students are attending mainstream postsecondary institutions in increasing numbers. This study attempts to fill a gap in the literature regarding deaf students' writing tutorials with hearing tutors and interpreters. It consists of observation of tutoring sessions, interviews, and collection and grounded theory analysis of relevant documents…

Babcock, Rebecca Day

2011-01-01

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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 Center Surveys, Spring 2001. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The office of Institutional Development and Technology at the Santa Clarita Community College District, California, conducted surveys of Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) Residents and Santa Clarita Valley business executives during the Spring 2001 semester to assess the advanced training and degree program needs for the proposed University Center.…

Gribbons, Barry C; Meuschke, Daylene M; Dixon, P. Scott

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University Center Surveys, Spring 2001. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The office of Institutional Development and Technology at the Santa Clarita Community College District, California, conducted surveys of Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) Residents and Santa Clarita Valley business executives during the Spring 2001 semester to assess the advanced training and degree program needs for the proposed University Center.…

Gribbons, Barry C; Meuschke, Daylene M; Dixon, P. Scott

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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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University of Montana: Avian Science Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Montana's Avian Science Center promotes ecological awareness and informed decision making through the collection, synthesis, and dissemination of science-based information on birds of the western United States. The center's website features information on its research programs (coordinated monitoring, habitat restoration, avian fire research, and others), including downloadable versions of publications. There are also discussions on syntheses of research and knowledge about avian habitat relationships and fire effects on ecosystems in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The center's education page features information on professional development opportunities for teachers and a fire ecology program for students, as well as college-level courses at the university, information on graduate students, workshops and field trips, and links to online resources for teachers and students. Other materials include resources for birdwatchers, including checklists of Montana birds, and discussions of conservation issues and initiatives.

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The "Kairotic" Moment: Pragmatic Revision of Basic Writing Instruction at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This profile articulates the authors' response to a statewide mandate to eliminate "remedial" writing instruction at four-year public universities, including their own. The profile describes the difficulties the authors faced in responding to this initiative, given the context of their regional comprehensive university and its specific challenges…

Webb-Sunderhaus, Sara; Amidon, Stevens

2011-01-01

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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 Language of Exclusion: Writing Instruction at the University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines how the notions that writing is a tool rather than discipline, that students lacking this skill can be remediated, that some students are illiterate, and that remedial efforts can be phased out once the literacy crisis is over misrepresent and exclude. (CRH)

Rose, Mike

1985-01-01

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University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives (UWCC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives was founded in 1962 through a grant from USAID. According to the Center's mission statement, it strives to "study and promote cooperative action as a means of meeting the economic and social needs of people." Highlighted on the UWCC's Website is the Information about Cooperatives section, which provides basic information and linked articles for over 30 topics including Alternative Energy, Credit Unions/Banks, Women in Cooperatives, and Agriculture. Also worthy of note is the site's Current News About Cooperatives, with news briefs from around the United States, an extensive links page, and a section on Cooperative Principles, Theory, and History.

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Center for Catalysis at Iowa State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.;\\u000a;\\u000aSpecific focus

Kraus; George A

2006-01-01

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University of Pennsylvania: Center for Bioethics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website presents the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics, "a leader in bioethics research and its deployment in the ethical, efficient, and compassionate practice of the life sciences and medicine." The website offers information about the Center's programs as well as information regarding faculty and staff contact information, research interests, and selected publications. The Faculty & Staff section also links to a number of downloadable faculty publications including "Are We Ready for Mass Genetic Testing: Ethical and Social Hurdles" by Arthur Caplan, "Bioethics and History" by Bob Baker, and "Toward a New Vocabulary of Human Genetic Variation" by Mildred Cho and Pamela Sankar. The current Center Programs include The Ethics of Gene Patenting, Toward as Understanding of Benefit Sharing, and the Penn High School Bioethics Project.

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Challenger Center's Window on the Universe Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Each year, Challenger Center's Window on the Universe launches thousands of everyday people---teachers and students, parents---on a fantastic journey through our universe. Recently, for example, we visited Nogales, Arizona, where we trained 350 teachers, talked to 6000 students in classrooms, and 1500 more students and their families as part of ``Family Science Night'' presentations. Window aims to increase community involvement in science education within underserved communities throughout the United States. Challenger Center's national team works with a local team in the participating community to provide training for teachers, classroom talks, and Family Science Night presentations for the community. The national team includes at least one astronomer and one educator from Challenger Center, as well as at least two Visiting Researchers (VRs) from other institutions. (However, in Washington, D.C., there were 40 VRs from 12 different institutions who, along with the national team, visited every 6th grade classroom in the city! Window materials have become an essential part of the 6th grade curriculum in Washington, D.C.) VRs are scientists or engineers in the fields of astronomy, space science, or human space flight who are gifted at communicating their passion about research to audiences of all ages. Their research is related to the topics covered in the Window educational modules, which provide the core content for Window on the Universe programming. VRs travel to Window communities during one of the Window weeks, where they visit classrooms and sometimes conduct Family Science Night presentations. Researchers from any institution are invited to participate as VRs in Window programs and showcase their research and their institution. If you or someone from your institution is interested in participating, please visit http://challenger.org/wotu/ and click on ``Find Out More.'' Window on the Universe is funded by grants from NASA's Human Exploration and Development of Space Enterprise and Office of Space Science.

Bobrowsky, M.; Goldstein, J.; Livengood, T.; Offringa, K.; Richards, S.; Riddle, B.

2001-05-01

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Nicola Gökbuget, MD Head of Study Center, University ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... Head of Study Center, University Cancer Center Goethe University Hospital Department of Medicine II Hematology/Oncology Frankfurt, Germany ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents

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13 CFR 306.7 - Performance evaluations of University Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Performance evaluations of University Centers. ...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TRAINING, RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE... § 306.7 Performance evaluations of University Centers. ...of work funded during the evaluation period. (b) The...

2013-01-01

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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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A Tale of Two Courses: Using Praxis to Link Writing Center Training with First-Year Composition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the best of times, students training to be writing center consultants are empowered to work creatively with writers and professors as part of an integrated enterprise that contributes to teaching and learning on their campuses. In the worst of times, students training to be writing center consultants are disempowered, caught between faculty…

Gordon, Barbara L.; Kircher, Cassandra

2012-01-01

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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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Views from the Center of the Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The modern theory of the composition, evolution, and structure of the universe had its origins in the early 1980s, and in the past decade the astronomical evidence for it has become extremely strong. We now know that the vast majority of the universe is invisible dark energy and cold dark matter, with stars, gas, planets, and other visible stuff making up only about 0.5% of the cosmic density. The new cosmology gives us a new perspective on how we fit into the universe. We humans are made of the rarest material in the universe, relatively heavy atoms like oxygen and carbon that are forged in stars. Our size is midway between the largest and smallest sizes, the cosmic horizon and the Planck scale. We also live at the center of time from the perspective of the cosmos, of our solar system, and of life on earth. There is no geographic center of the expanding universe, but we humans are turning out to be central to the principles that underlie the new cosmology. Many of humanity's most dangerous problems arise from our 17th century way of looking at the universe, which is at odds with the principles of modern science that we blithely use in countless technologies. There is an almost total disjunction between the power of our technologies and the wisdom required to use them over the almost unimaginably long periods during which their effects will last. People can't recognize threats that don't make sense in their cosmology, and this is why the new cosmology is such an important contribution to the world at this moment and must be presented to the public in ways they can appreciate. We can learn to do this from earlier cultures' cosmologies, which were presented through stories, images, symbols, and rituals. Those cosmologies were scientifically wrong, but they nevertheless provided a mental homeland that defined a shared reality for their people. The challenge today is to take the new universe picture and present it not just as physics but as a mental homeland for our time -- a homeland where cosmological time is the normal perspective and where global threats that may not get out of hand for another generation or two are as real as a hurricane coming tonight.

Abrams, N. E.; Primack, J. R.

2009-08-01

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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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University of Southern California: Tsunami Research Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Tsunami Research Center at the University of Southern California "is actively involved with all aspects of tsunami research; inundation field surveys, numerical and analytical modeling, and hazard assessment, mitigation and planning." The website supplies interactive maps and chilling images of the destruction caused by the December 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Visitors can find out the latest tsunami news and research. Students and educators can view animations of seismic activity, landslides, and additional tsunami-related activity in various locations across the globe. Researchers can find abstracts and lists of publications of papers discussing field surveys, physical models, numerical methods, tsunami hazards, and more.

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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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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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The Epistemological Framing of a Discipline: Writing Science in University Oceanography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines how instruction in scientific writing in a university oceanography course communicated epistemological positions of the discipline. Uses an ethnographic perspective to explore how teachers and students came to define particular views of disciplinary knowledge. Identifies epistemological issues such as uses of evidence, role of expertise,…

Kelly, Gregory J.; Chen, Catherine; Prothero, William

2000-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the methods and results of an assessment of students' scientific writing. Studies an introductory oceanography course in a large public university that used an interactive CD-ROM, "Our Dynamic Planet". Analyzes the quality of students' written arguments by using a grading rubric and an argumentation analysis model. Includes 18 references.…

Takao, Allison Y.; Prothero, William A.; Kelly, Gregory J.

2002-01-01

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Epistemic Levels in Argument: An Analysis of University Oceanography Students' Use of Evidence in Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines university oceanography students' use of evidence in writing considering the relative epistemic status of propositions comprising student' written texts. Defines the epistemic levels by discipline-specific geological constructs from descriptions of data, to identification of features, to relational aspects of features, to theoretical…

Kelly, Gregory J.; Takao, Allison

2002-01-01

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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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Reading and writing tasks on different university degree courses: what do the students say they do?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the study was to examine reading and writing tasks as learning tools in higher education in Spain. The participants were 171 undergraduates from three different university degree courses. The data were gathered through a questionnaire that explored the kind of tasks carried out by the students, their perception of different aspects of the tasks they perform, and

Mar Mateos; Ruth Villalón; Maria Jose de Dios; Elena Martín

2007-01-01

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Common Knowledge, Learning, and Citation Practices in University Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study is based on interviews of students (n = 48) and instructors (n = 27) from various disciplines in a North American research university and explores participants' comments on examples of some students' unacknowledged texts appropriated and drawn from published sources, classroom learning, or unidentified prior reading. Although…

Shi, Ling

2011-01-01

110

Common Knowledge, Learning, and Citation Practices in University Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study is based on interviews of students (n = 48) and instructors (n = 27) from various disciplines in a North American research university and explores participants' comments on examples of some students' unacknowledged texts appropriated and drawn from published sources, classroom learning, or unidentified prior reading. Although…

Shi, Ling

2011-01-01

111

Photographic Resource Center at Boston University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Boston Globe once referred to the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) at Boston University as "one-stop shopping for the photo buff". For visitors who can't make it into the Hub, the PRC website offers a cornucopia of visually elegant online exhibits, coupled with more basic information about their various programs and educational resources. First-time users of the site may wish to stop by the "Northeast Exposure Online" area, which offers a web-based showcase of emerging photographic artists from New England as selected by staff members at the PRC. Those persons interested in visiting the PRC should take a look at their "Exhibition" section, where they can also find look over some of their recent online exhibitions such as the excellent "Document: Contemporary Social Documentary Work from Greater Boston".

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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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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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Implications for Universities: Universities/Assessment Centers on a Two-Way Street.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes how the assessment center has enhanced the service and training facilities of the University of Utah and suggests ways in which universities can make significant contributions to the assessment center through research. (TE)

Ogawa, Rodney T.

1986-01-01

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Do University Centers Produce Comparable Teacher Education Candidates?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the effectiveness of a two-plus-two university center teacher education program. In this program, the entire curriculum is delivered on community college campuses; community college faculty members deliver the general education coursework, and university faculty members deliver coursework in the teacher education program area. A comparison of university center teacher education graduates with graduates who completed their programs

Christopher D. Locklear; Mary Lynne Davis; Vivian Martin Covington

2009-01-01

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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

117

Polar Science Weekend: A University \\/ Science Center Collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Polar Science Weekend (PSW) is a four-day event featuring hands-on activities, live demonstrations, and a variety of exhibits about the polar regions and current polar research, presented by scientists from the University of Washington's Polar Science Center, and held at Seattle's Pacific Science Center. PSW was conceived and organized jointly by the Polar Science Center and Pacific Science Center, which

H. L. Stern; R. E. Moritz; E. Lettvin; D. Schatz; L. Russell

2008-01-01

118

University of Kentucky Agricultural Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you're just starting to learn about agriculture, biology, or human environmental sciences, it can be a bit daunting. There are hundreds of online resources dealing with such matters, and separating the wheat from the chaff can be taxing and time-consuming. Valerie Perry and Jo Staggs-Neel at the University of Kentucky Library's Agricultural Information Center have created these three excellent research guides to the aforementioned subjects. The guides contain seven or eight separate subsections, including "Electronic Resources", "Best Databases", and "Frequently Cited Journals". Each guide also contains a "New Resource" area which profiles a newly added resource that complements the existing set of resources. A number of the links lead to resources that require a password or subscription, but there are enough here with open access to pique the interest of persons new to the field. Overall, it's a good way to get a basic grounding in the important online and offline resources in these three scholarly subjects.

119

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

120

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…

Brownley, Martine W.

2012-01-01

121

A Reading Center in a University English Department.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The primary aim of the reading center at Brigham Young University (Utah) is to teach typical university students critical reading skills, not just to work with students needing remedial or basic help. The reading center also serves as a resource for teachers in all disciplines who want help in recognizing and evaluating good reading, or who want…

Hooker, Joyce

122

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

123

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…

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

2009-01-01

124

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

125

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

126

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.

127

On Being in the Same Boat: A History of Creative Writing and Composition Writing in American Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Creative writers have moved into the mainstream of English departments without understanding or reviewing their own history, and without reconceptualizing graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs. Such a history can be constructed from sources in three areas: institutional history, creative writing history, and rhetorical history. An…

Bishop, Wendy

128

Views from the Center of the Universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The modern theory of the composition, evolution, and structure of the universe had its origins in the early 1980s, and in the past decade the astronomical evidence for it has become extremely strong. We now know that the vast majority of the universe is invisible dark energy and cold dark matter, with stars, gas, planets, and other visible stuff making

N. E. Abrams; J. R. Primack

2009-01-01

129

Centers for Collaboration: Diversity for the New Decade: Selected Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Writing Centers Association (32nd, St. Cloud, Minnesota, October 5-6, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This packet contains 10 selected papers on writing centers in both secondary and post-secondary settings: "Keynote Address: Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Center" (Andrea A. Lunsford); "Diversifying for Disabilities: Making Writing a Mode of Encouragement" (Laurie Bertamus); "When Cultures Collide: The Effects of Hidden Taboos…

Healy, Dave, Comp.

130

Center for Mapping, Ohio State University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ne...

L. Starr

1991-01-01

131

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

132

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

133

Telecommunications Link: Traffic Systems Management Center and University of Washington.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes a newly established telecommunications link between Seattle's Traffic System Management Center (TSMC) and the University of Washington's (UW) Information Retrieval System. Volume data in five-minute intervals collected by the TSMC is ...

N. L. Nihan

1984-01-01

134

The Progressive Faculty/Student Alliance of 1969/1970 and the Recent History of Lincoln University's Writing Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Founded in 1854 as the Ashmun Institute, Lincoln University in southern Pennsylvania is the nation's oldest historically black university. Classical rhetoric and canonical literature were taught at Lincoln since its founding. Lincoln's writing program emerged fully and autonomously in 1978 and grew roughly at the same time that the discipline of…

Hoogeveen, Jeffrey L.

135

The Next Frontier of the Student-Centered Classroom: Teaching Students To Recognize Quality Writing through the Use of Peer Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper argues for peer evaluation of writing, in addition to peer editing, for a complete student-centered learning experience. The proposed peer evaluation model addresses three shortcomings of the current writing class model: (1) instructor workload; (2) the problem of students' writing for an audience of one; and (3) the problem of…

Johnson, Richard

136

Adult Resource Center--A Community/University Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Cooperative planning, based upon a decade of reentry programs for adults, culminated in the establishment of a public service known as the Adult Resource Center at the University of Akron (Ohio). Located in a renovated building between the campus and the downtown community, the Adult Resource Center serves as a liaison with social service…

Vegso, Kathryn A.

137

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

138

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

139

Student-Centered Integrated Anatomy Resource Sessions at Alfaisal University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Alfaisal University is a new medical school in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that matriculates eligible students directly from high school and requires them to participate in a hybrid problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum. PBL is a well-established student-centered approach, and the authors have sought to examine if a student-centered,…

Cowan, Michele; Arain, Nasir Nisar; Assale, Tawfic Samer Abu; Assi, Abdulelah Hassan; Albar, Raed Alwai; Ganguly, Paul K.

2010-01-01

140

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

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

2008-01-01

141

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.

142

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.

143

Darling Marine Center of University of Maine  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Walpole, Maine, the Center functions year round as a research and educational facility serving the marine interests of faculty, staff, students, and visiting investigators from around the world. Lab research interests range from microbial ecology, biogeochemistry and marine archaeology, to invertebrate taxonomy and ecology, deep-sea biology, and phytoplankton physiology. Undergraduate and K-12 opportunities are available both during the school year and summer. Species lists and downloadable data are also available.

144

University of Tokyo: Volcano Research Center (VRC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website discusses the Volcano Research Center's (VRC) work to improve predictions of volcanic eruptions by conducting research on volcanic processes. Users can find out about Asama, Kirishima, Izu-Oshima, and other VRC volcano observatories. The website features information on many continuing and recent eruptions in Japan. Visitors can view many images of volcanic eruptions and disaster relief missions. Researchers can learn about the international cooperative drilling operation at the Unzen Volcano to understand the eruption mechanisms and magnetic activity. This site is also reviewed in the February 20, 2004 _NSDL Physical Sciences Report_.

145

Business Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Georgia State University's website on Business Writing was designed as a tool for teachers creating new business writing courses. Included in the samples are class projects, student assignments, teaching philosophies, and multi-media suggestions for teaching writing to large groups. In addition to the syllabi provided, there are schedule breakdowns for classes held three times a week or two times per week, and assessment tips. This website could be valuable to any instructor of writing, but especially helpful for those designing business writing courses.

2007-03-24

146

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).

147

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

148

General Academic Difficulties and Reading and Writing Difficulties among Asian ESL Postgraduate Students in TESOL at an Australian University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports on an empirical study that examines general academic difficulties, and academic reading and writing difficulties among Asian ESL (English as a Second Language) international postgraduate students who are completing a Master's Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at an Australian university. The…

Phakiti, Aek; Li, Lulu

2011-01-01

149

Group Treatment of Eating Disorders in a University Counseling Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sociocultural pressures to pursue an unrealistic ideal of thinness have contributed to an increasing number of students seeking help at a university counseling center for the eating disorders of anorexia nervosa and bulimia. To help these students, a group treatment technique was developed using a cognitive-behavioral approach. Treatment…

Snodgrass, Gregory; And Others

150

Using CLSI at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Texas Southwesern Medical Center at Dallas Library has followed an evolutionary approach in its implementation of an integrated library system. In 1980 the library purchased the CLSI system and has implemented circulation, MARC-database maintenance, public access catalog, authority control, serials management, and the MedLine citation system. A sophisticated campus telecommunications network provides access to the library systems

Patti Armes

1989-01-01

151

Brief Counseling for Problematic Drinking: A University Counseling Center's Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the design of a brief counseling model for students presenting with alcohol use concerns at one state university counseling center. Preliminary observations reveal that students appear to respond well to the responsibility-based, collaborative approach underlying this model. (Author/GCP)|

Osborn, Cynthia J.; Scanlon, Catherine R.

2000-01-01

152

Center for Research Libraries Study, Concordia University. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This discussion of the implementation of services related to the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) if Concordia University Libraries were to join CRL includes policies and procedures designed to assist Concordia in making effective use of CRL's services without sacrificing regular services or incurring large expenses in addition to the…

Tallon, J.

153

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

154

User-Centered Design in Practice: The Brown University Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

Bordac, Sarah; Rainwater, Jean

2008-01-01

155

Spin-offs from research centers at a research university  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spin-offs are a means of technology transfer from a parent organization that represent a mechanism for creating jobs and new wealth. We investigated 6 of the 19 spin-offs from the 55 research centers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1997. The Albuquerque area in Northern New Mexico is rich in technology, thanks to the presence of three large

Morten Steffensen; Everett M. Rogers; Kristen Speakman

2000-01-01

156

Cancer Research Center Indiana University School of Medicine.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

1994-01-01

157

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

158

Rice University: Building an Academic Center for Nonprofit Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|According to the author, the setting for their nonprofit education center was close to ideal: Support from a dean who cares deeply about nonprofit organizations; encouragement from the university and its renewed focus on reaching beyond its walls on the eve of its centennial; and a generous gift from alumni who have been affiliated with the…

Seaworth, Angela

2012-01-01

159

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

160

Building a university and center for energy in Sumatra, Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports that the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE) in Indonesia recognized the need to provide quality education to a rapidly expanding student population. This stimulus prompted DGHE to establish an Inter-University Center (IUC) for Energy in Palembang, Sumatra. The region was chosen because it is well endowed with large reserves of coal, petroleum and natural gas. The

Szwilski

1991-01-01

161

ASSESSMENT CENTER SIMULATION: A University Training Program for Business Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes Assessment Center (AC) programs that are used in Germany to prepare university business graduates making job applications to large companies. The simulation of real-life application procedures is explained, problems associated with the validity of the AC are addressed, and the roles and attitudes of students and experts are discussed.…

Steuer, Eckhard

1992-01-01

162

Write It: A Guide for Research. Footnotes from Your Library Media Center. Third Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended for high school students, this guide for writing the research paper consists of three parts. The first part deals with the research process and includes seven steps: choosing and limiting a topic, finding and examining materials, making bibliography cards, notetaking, writing the outline and paper, using footnotes and endnotes, and…

Brown, Kathleen K., Comp.; Quinn, Lynne, Ed.

163

Teachers at the Center: A Memoir of the Early Years of the National Writing Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This memoir recounts the early years of the National Writing Project (NWP) in the personal, insightful, and humorous stories that James Gray, its founder, tells. NWP, the country's most successful and enduring professional development organization for teachers of writing, evolved from Gray's idea that successful teachers make the best teachers of…

Gray, James

164

The University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, founded in 1992 at the University of Wisconsin, has been a leader in researching tobacco dependence and its treatment, and their Web site contains information about their current and ongoing projects. Quite a bit of the site is devoted to providing educational material for the public, including a series of fact sheets on tobacco use in Wisconsin and the United States. Also, there are online versions of the Center's annual and quarterly reports. Appropriately, the site has numerous materials relating to smoking cessation programs, along with information about participating in one of their ongoing studies.

2000-01-01

165

University of Alabama in Huntsville: Earth System Science Center (ESSC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Alabama in Huntsville created the Earth System Science Center (ESSC) "to encourage interdisciplinary study of the Earth as an integrated system across traditional boundaries." This website offers innumerable links to research projects associated with the Center. Users can learn about studies to understand the accumulation of ozone and other oxidants near the ground, the use of advanced radar in meteorological investigations, the employment of remote sensing to understand how aerosols and clouds affect climate and air quality, and much more. Researchers can find meteorological and modeling data sets, publications, and information on recent and upcoming events.

166

Going It Alone: Supporting Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) When There Is No WAC Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explains why a comprehensive Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) program at the author/educator's university, the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP), would encounter strong opposition. The paper first points out that the author, as the director of the University's Writing Center, has tried for 7 years to make a WAC program…

Gale, Charlotte

167

Going It Alone: Supporting Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) When There Is No WAC Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explains why a comprehensive Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) program at the author/educator's university, the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP), would encounter strong opposition. The paper first points out that the author, as the director of the University's Writing Center, has tried for 7 years to make a WAC…

Gale, Charlotte

168

University Reactor Conversion Lessons Learned Workshop for Texas A&M University Nuclear Science Center Reactor  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of this meeting were to capture the observations, insights, issues, concerns, and ideas of those involved in the Texas A&M University Nuclear Science Center (TAMU NSC) TRIGA Reactor Conversion so that future efforts can be conducted with greater effectiveness, efficiency, and with fewer challenges. This workshop was held in conjunction with a similar workshop for the University of Florida Reactor Conversion. Some of the generic lessons from that workshop are included in this report for completeness.

Eric C. Woolstenhulme; Dana M. Meyer

2007-04-01

169

Polar Science Weekend: A University / Science Center Collaboration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Polar Science Weekend (PSW) is a four-day event featuring hands-on activities, live demonstrations, and a variety of exhibits about the polar regions and current polar research, presented by scientists from the University of Washington's Polar Science Center, and held at Seattle's Pacific Science Center. PSW was conceived and organized jointly by the Polar Science Center and Pacific Science Center, which is Washington State's most well-attended museum. The first PSW in March 2006 drew over 5000 visitors, and subsequent PSWs in 2007 and 2008 have both surpassed that figure. The success of this university / science center partnership has made PSW an annual event, and has served as a model for Pacific Science Center's Portal to the Public program, in which partnerships with other scientific institutions have been built. Researchers at the Polar Science Center (PSC) study the physical processes controlling high-latitude oceans, atmosphere, sea ice, and ice sheets, and are involved in numerous IPY projects. PSC scientists also engage in many outreach efforts such as classroom visits and public lectures, but PSW stands out as the highlight of the year. The partnership with Pacific Science Center brings access to facilities, publicity, and a large audience that would not otherwise be readily available to PSC. Pacific Science Center, constructed for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, serves more than one million visitors per year. Pacific Science Center's mission is to inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs. PSW helps to advance this mission by bringing students, teachers, and families face-to-face with scientists who work in some of the most remote and challenging places on earth, to learn first-hand about polar research in a fun and informal setting. This is made possible only by the partnership with PSC. In this talk we will present descriptions and photos of PSW activities and exhibits such as Smashing Ice, Glacier Flow, and the Salinity Taste Test. We will also discuss the organizational effort behind PSW, including the recruiting of volunteers and sponsors, publicity, and funding. Finally, we will comment on the elements that make for a successful collaboration. PSW 2009 is scheduled for February 26 through March 1. For more information, visit http://psc.apl.washington.edu/psw/.

Stern, H. L.; Moritz, R. E.; Lettvin, E.; Schatz, D.; Russell, L.

2008-12-01

170

Operations improvement and reengineering at Ohio State University Medical Center.  

PubMed

Rising costs and increasing competition have forced hospitals to respond to the needs of their customers. At Ohio State University Medical Center, operations improvement and reengineering are being used to redesign processes and to position the medical center competitively in today's changing environment. An operations improvement team identified business processes with the greatest opportunity for positive impact based on the goals of the medical center. Next, these areas were prioritized and teams appointed to begin the reengineering process. Reengineering methods focused on specific outcomes, including improved patient satisfaction, reduced cost, and improved clinical and service quality. Throughout the process, the goals and successes of reengineering were communicated to the organization and community. PMID:10144373

Marsh, G; Guanciale, T; Simon, M

1995-08-01

171

Dartmouth Writing Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As students begin to return to college campuses across the country, they may be curious to know that there are a number of fine online resources that will help them develop their college-level writing skills. The first site offered here comes from the Dartmouth College Writing Program, and contains a number of helpful materials, such as some well-written essays that answer the question "What is an academic paper?" and also provide information on researching topics for papers. The site also includes information on such topics as writing about film, writing for sociology courses, and helpful suggestions on writing from fellow students. The second site is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center and contains material on how best to cite references and avoiding common grammar and punctuation mistakes. Taken together, these sites provide a host of materials that will allow students to become better writers in their various courses during their time in the world of higher education and beyond.

2005-01-01

172

Dartmouth Writing Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As students begin to return to college campuses across the country, they may be curious to know that there are a number of fine online resources that will help them develop their college-level writing skills. The first site offered here comes from the Dartmouth College Writing Program, and contains a number of helpful materials, such as some well-written essays that answer the question "What is an academic paper?" and also provide information on researching topics for papers. The site also includes information on such topics as writing about film, writing for sociology courses, and helpful suggestions on writing from fellow students. The second site is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center and contains material on how best to cite references and avoiding common grammar and punctuation mistakes. Taken together, these sites provide a host of materials that will allow students to become better writers in their various courses during their time in the world of higher education and beyond.

2006-01-03

173

Writing Strategies of Tunisian First Year University Students Learning English as a Foreign Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Managing to communicate one's thoughts and ideas coherently and fluently remains a challenging task for native and non-native student writers alike. This challenge corresponds to the very nature of the writing act, which calls upon multiple and sophisticated cognitive operations. The major aim of this study was to investigate the writing

Ferjani, Kaouther

2010-01-01

174

Realizing Distributed Gains: How Collaboration with Support Services Transformed a Basic Writing Program for International Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a broad, campus-wide Writing Initiative designed to improve student-writing skills, Fairleigh Dickinson University opened a new campus writing center in fall 2006. Concurrently, a separate component of this initiative was launched to replace the English for General Purposes instruction offered in the traditional English as a Second…

Mohamad, Mutiara; Boyd, Janet

2010-01-01

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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

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Creative Writing in English: Problems Faced by Undergraduates in the English Department, University of Hong Kong. Topics in Culture Learning, Vol. 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an undergraduate course in creative writing offered by the Department of English at the University of Hong Kong. Most students in the course have Chinese as a native language and have received their secondary education in English. They have had extensive practice in writing English in connection with their studies. The…

Kwok, Helen; Chan, Mimi

177

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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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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Nebraska Center for Writers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Nebraska Center for Writers is an on-line resource for poets and writers, including profiles of contemporary writers and information by and about writers and writing. Includes writers groups online, tools for writers, on-line literature, publishing opportunities, arts advocacy, links to university creative writing programs, literary agents, and more.

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Building a university and center for energy in Sumatra, Indonesia  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports that the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE) in Indonesia recognized the need to provide quality education to a rapidly expanding student population. This stimulus prompted DGHE to establish an Inter-University Center (IUC) for Energy in Palembang, Sumatra. The region was chosen because it is well endowed with large reserves of coal, petroleum and natural gas. The IUC will be one of many centers of excellence already established throughout Indonesia at more prestigious universities. Subsequently, funds were provided by the government of Indonesia to upgrade UNSRI. It currently has a small campus with very few physical facilities and a student population of about 9,000. The new campus will accommodate up to 20,000 students. It is presently being constructed on 300 hm{sup 2} (741 acres) of land 35 km (22 miles) south of Palembang, and a two-hour drive north of Bukit Asam, a large surface coal mine. There are many shortcomings in the energy sector in developing countries. Principal among these are the lack of experience and training of engineers and managers, inadequate training facilities and lack of familiarity with available new technology. Many key personnel in the energy industry graduate from universities with ill-designed curricula and inadequate and general support facilities.

Szwilski, T. (Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (US))

1991-08-01

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The Universe Observation Center: an educational center devoted to Astronomy in Catalonia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Universe Observation Center (in Catalan language, Centre d'Observació de l'Univers, COU) is located in close proximity to the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec, OAM), in eastern Catalonia (Spain). Both centers comprise the Montsec Astronomical Park (Parc Astronòmic Montsec, PAM), managed by the Consorci del Montsec. Montsec Mountain remains the finest location for astronomical observation in Catalonia, as demonstrated by a site-testing campaign conducted by the Astronomy and Meteorology Department of the University of Barcelona. The COU consists of a Central Building (including a permanent exhibition and three classrooms possessing broadband Internet access), the Telescope Park (two astronomical domes equipped with medium-size telescopes, a coelostat for solar observation, and a portable telescope park), the Eye of Montsec (a digital planetarium and, at the same time, an extremely innovative platform for sky observation) and the Garden of the Universe (a tour of the land surrounding the COU, visiting several areas within it). The COU will offer to the Spanish academic community a host of fascinating and unique activities in the fields of astronomy and geology. The Center is open not only to students (from primary school through university), but also to amateur astronomers, people interested in science and the general public.

Fernández, D.

182

The Briscoe Library, University of Texas Health Science Center.  

PubMed

The Briscoe Library at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio opened in 1983, to replace and expand space for the growing campus. Work on the design phase began in 1979, once the legislature allocated $9.5 million for the new building. Of the 23 design objectives specified in the building program, flexibility to accommodate changing services and technology was given first priority. Details cover layout and technology, as well as changes to the environment and the building since it opened. PMID:7842661

Bowden, V M

1994-09-01

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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

184

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

185

''The Choice Made from No Choice'': English Writing Instruction in a Chinese University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Approaches to writing instruction developed in North America have gradually made their presence felt in other parts of the world during recent years. A curricular evaluation of the local needs, instruction, assessments, teacher preparation, and other pedagogical factors is crucial for the successful transmission and integration of those…

You, Xiaoye

2004-01-01

186

Developing Writing Competency in Black Students: The Double-Bind Theory and the University Context.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To advocate the work of Gregory Bateson, especially his Double-Bind theory, this paper describes how the theory can be applied to particular instances and to the general experience of black students in a predominantly white, authoritarian college setting. The paper argues that miscues on the part of black students in the classroom and in writing

Thompson, Chezia Brenda

187

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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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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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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Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: case series from a university center  

PubMed Central

Background/Aims Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is an often-fatal complication of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD). We here report the clinical features of EPS in Korean PD patients from a single university center. Methods The data were collected retrospectively from 606 PD patients at Kyungpook National University Hospital, between August 2001 and August 2011. The diagnosis of EPS was based on clinical signs and symptoms, and confirmed by radiological findings. Results Eight patients (1.3%, four males) were diagnosed with EPS. The mean age of the patients was 48.5 years (range, 33 to 65). The mean duration of PD was 111.8 months (range, 23 to 186). All patients except for one had three or more episodes of peritonitis. Seven patients were diagnosed with EPS after stopping PD, and only one stayed on PD after initial diagnosis and treatment. Total parenteral nutrition and corticosteroids, in addition to tamoxifen therapy, were used to treat most of the patients, and one patient underwent surgery (adhesiolysis). The overall mortality rate was 50%. Conclusions EPS is a serious, life-threatening complication in patients on long-term PD. To reduce the incidence and mortality rate of EPS, careful monitoring and early diagnosis is needed.

Hong, Kyung-Deuk; Bae, Ji Hea; Jang, Yun-Jin; Jung, Hee-Yeon; Cho, Jang-Hee; Choi, Ji-Young; Kim, Chan-Duck; Kim, Yong-Lim

2013-01-01

191

Moral Dilemmas/Value Sheets: Writing for Content-Centered Social Studies Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the paper is to stress the development of content-centered classroom activities useful for attaining values clarification and/or moral development goals. The objective is to help teachers understand the formulation of content-centered learning activities so that they will be able to plan and produce their own value sheets or moral…

Stahl, Robert J.; And Others

192

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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Occupational Health Educational Resource Center, Johns Hopkins University, Final Performance Report, September 29, 1997.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Johns Hopkins University Education Resource Center (ERC) in Occupational Safety and Health completed its twentieth year of effort in 1997. The Center supports professional degree programs in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health Nursing, Occupationa...

1997-01-01

194

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

NSF Publications Database

... for current Industry University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) The Industry/University ... term potential to be of future interest to industry. Each I/UCRC that currently has an active award ...

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Promoting one health: the University of Missouri Research Center for Human/Animal Interaction.  

PubMed

The University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine is home to the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction. This center uniquely addresses a growing area of research that focuses on how the human-animal bond impacts health in people and animals. This article highlights the One Health basis for the center, several research projects, and future goals for the center. PMID:23829101

Johnson, Rebecca A

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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

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Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The staff members at the Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) are committed to providing engineering students and those with a curiosity about engineering with a range of new resources in order to help them learn more about its various fields. On their homepage, visitors will note sections such as "Outreach", "Workshops", "Research", and "News & Events". The "Research" area is a good place to start, as it includes a list of current education and educational technology research going on at the CEEO. This area also includes a list of publications produced from their research projects. Moving along, the "Products" area includes the free SAM Animation software, which allows users to create their own animation and they can upload it to a shared community. This area also includes "Robolab", which is a graphical programming language for their popular LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics toolkit. Finally, the site also includes a link to SAM Animation website where visitors can see the latest movies created by students and teachers using these resources from CEEO. [KMG

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Writing Programs as Distributed Networks: A Materialist Approach to University-Community Digital Media Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article addresses how community-university digital media literacy projects are redefining literacy, literate practices, and institutions. Using Actor-Network Theory (ANT), which emphasizes the organizing process itself, I analyze the shifting definitions of literacy within one particular university-community collaboration. My analysis…

Comstock, Michelle

2006-01-01

199

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

200

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

201

Gallaudet University, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center  

MedlinePLUS

... will present on December 4 on understanding how deaf and hard of hearing students handle situations that ... the electronic publication of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, is now available. Clerc Center publishes ...

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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

203

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

204

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

205

Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers over 100 handouts on English writing skills. The collection could be called an online grammar book or a basic writing course. Categories covered include sentences, punctuation, parts of speech, spelling, methods of citing sources in research paper writing, English as a second language, and general writing concerns such as writers block, proofreading, non-sexist language, resume writing, business and professional writing, and coping with writing anxiety. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

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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

207

Centers and Institutes at The Pennsylvania State University. A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses 43 autonomous and semiautonomous centers on The Pennsylvania State University's main campus. It deals with (1) the history and origin of the Penn State centers, and notes that the centers established between 1887 and 1955 generally represented areas in agriculture, engineering and technology, life sciences and the physical and…

Norman, Mary M.

208

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN CENTERS' FOLLOW?UP STUDY OF ADULT AND YOUNGER STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates how adult students aged 25 or older at the time of leaving the two?year University of Wisconsin Centers compare to younger students in terms of their goals, where they go on to school, or the barriers to going on.More than 450 former Center students who left the Centers after the Spring 1979 or Spring 1980 semesters with

Dennis Fredrick

1985-01-01

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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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An Exploration into Foreign Language Writing Anxiety from Taiwanese University Students' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many reports has been revealing that anxiety and negative emotion could appear and become an obstacle during language learners' language learning (e.g. Atay & Kurt, 2006; Cheng, 2001, 2004; Horwitz, 2001; Kurt & Atay, 2007; Leki, 1999). This qualitative study has been conducted to explore the anxiety the relevant reasons why university students…

Lin, Grace Hui Chin; Ho, Max Ming Shuan

2009-01-01

211

Researching and Writing about Swiss Culture--A Project from a University German Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|By using the case study of an advanced German course at ANU, the authors explore the main objectives of university language teaching and learning: language, subject matter, culture, research skills, and generic skills. The case study focuses on a student research project in which students investigate a topic of their own choice related to Swiss…

Schmidt, Gabriele; Schweer, Wiebke

2008-01-01

212

Peripheries and Centers: Research Universities in Developing Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The research university is a central institution of the twenty-first century--providing access to global science, producing basic and applied research, and educating leaders of the academe and society. Worldwide, there are very few research universities--they are expensive to develop and support, and the pressures of massification have placed…

Altbach, Philip G.

2009-01-01

213

Tutor and student assessments of academic writing tutorials: What is “success”?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The university writing center provides a key support service within the institution, and as such must find ways to evaluate the impact of the instruction they provide. However, many studies of tutorial effectiveness lack adequate analyses of tutorial talk and of both student and tutor interpretations of behavior and outcomes. This study characterizes successful writing tutorials by employing a hybrid

Terese Thonus

2002-01-01

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Scientists’ Participation in University Research Centers: What are the Gender Differences?  

Microsoft Academic Search

University-affiliated multidisciplinary research centers have grown in importance in academia. Most research to-date has focused on these centers from an institutional perspective, with recent work only beginning to explore the ways in which such centers affect the development of academic careers. Hence, little is known about how scientists who are center-affiliated differ from those who are not affiliated. Clearly, both

Elizabeth Corley; Monica Gaughan

2005-01-01

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75 FR 1681 - University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program Grants (49 U.S.C. 5506); Suspension of Competitions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program Grants (49 U.S.C. 5506...its University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program grants (49 USC 5506) pending...future grants. DATES: Dates for future UTC competitions are not known at this...

2010-01-12

216

Producer-Consumer Relationships from the Point of View of a University-Based R & D Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How a university-based research and development center (Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped, Indiana University) deals with the problems of disseminating its products with a lack of funds for dissemination activities is explained. (BD)

Semmel, Dorothy S.

1978-01-01

217

A Writing Assignment For Astr 101 Students Inspired By The "Visions Of The Universe" Exhibit  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The "Visions of the Universe" exhibit was created by the American Library Association, Space Telescope Science Institute and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy. The exhibit consists of 12 posters. Smaller versions of the posters can be downloaded from http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/visions/ for use at institutions that were not part of the exhibit display. We arranged to display these smaller versions at Joliet Junior College. To encourage ASTR 101 and Life in the Universe students to expand their interest in astronomy via these posters, in Spring 2010 we designed a short essay assignment that counted as one homework. This assignment involved exploring a poster topic further via the internet. In addition to learning about the topic, students were asked to critique the webpage they chose as their reference, and to recommend whether or not their chosen webpage would be a suitable resource for non-science majors. We will provide details of the assignment, and report on which exhibit topics were most popular, which websites students referred to and which they recommended for introductory astronomy courses.

D'Cruz, Noella L.

2011-01-01

218

Reader-Based and Teacher-Centered Instructional Tasks: Writing and Learning about a Short Story in Middle-Track Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study describes how and what 2 classes of middle-track 10th-graders wrote and learned when their teacher employed reader-based and teacher-centered instructional tasks for discussing and writing about a short story. The students wrote an analytic essay in response to the story and completed 3 posttests of story understanding. Retrospective interviews of 4 case-study students were analyzed to examine the

George E. Newell

1996-01-01

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Proposed center for advanced industrial processes. Washington State University, College of Engineering and Architecture.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The DOE proposes to authorize Washington State University (WSU) to proceed with the detailed design, construction, and equipping of the proposed Center for Advanced Industrial Processes (CAIP). The proposed project would involve construction of a three st...

1995-01-01

220

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.

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The Contemporary Student Center: Challenges at Metropolitan Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As the student center movement--to upgrade, expand, or acquire a new facility--continues in the new millennium, metropolitan institutions, in particular, are finding that their unique circumstances often challenge their ability to keep pace with their nonmetropolitan counterparts. This research presents the results of a study of the role of…

Henry, Wilma J.

2004-01-01

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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

223

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

224

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

225

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

226

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…

Buzzeo, Toni

2006-01-01

227

Midsemester Academic Interventions in a Student-Centered Research University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this descriptive study, the use of a midsemester Success Workshop is evaluated within the context of the persistence and motivation of students placed on academic probation in a state university between 2005 and 2010. Elements of the Success Workshop are described. The self-assessments, workshop evaluation results, and other institutional data…

Boretz, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

228

Reforming the University: The Role of the Research Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors seek to show the potentiality of research organizations for the achievement of basic university goals, and to isolate the conditions that impede or promote the success of these integrative agencies. In addition, they examine the role of the managerial scholars who are in the positions of leadership since they believe this role is vital…

Sieber, Sam D.; Lazarsfeld, Paul F.

229

Midwest Structural Sciences Center A University-Government Partnership  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

William A. Dick

2008-01-01

230

Through the Looking Glass: Developing a Health Resource Center for Cooper University Hospital  

Microsoft Academic Search

Not many libraries have the opportunity to create a patient education library. Cooper University librarians were challenged with the unique situation of developing a Planetree resource center for patients and their families in an architecturally designed glass space in the center of the new atrium lobby while undergoing a major building project that moved the medical library from the back

Marita Barton Malone

2010-01-01

231

The Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University: An Example of Replication and Reformation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes implementation of the talent search model developed by Julian Stanley at the Center for Talent Development of Northwestern University. While remaining true to the basic components of the talent search, the talent center at Northwestern has emphasized using talent search as a means to influence programming in local schools…

Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula

2005-01-01

232

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.

233

The Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University: An Example of Replication and Reformation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes implementation of the talent search model developed by Julian Stanley at the Center for Talent Development of Northwestern University. While remaining true to the basic components of the talent search, the talent center at Northwestern has emphasized using talent search as a means to influence programming in local schools…

Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula

2005-01-01

234

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

235

Promoting Digital Forensics Awareness through the University of Alaska Fairbanks ASSERT Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in information assurance education, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is committed to promoting a culture of awareness and advancement of the current state of knowledge in the field of information assurance in Alaska and beyond through dedicated research, education, training, and outreach. The Advanced System Security Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) Center provides

Kara L. Nance; Brian Hay; Christopher Hecker

2007-01-01

236

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

237

Provision of Emergency Contraceptive Pills at College and University Student Health Centers in Florida  

Microsoft Academic Search

Provision of emergency contraceptive (EC) pills at Florida university and college student health centers was examined. Practices related to dosages, pill brands, advance prescriptions, restrictions, written policy, printed materials, routine contraceptive counseling, and publicity were identified. Barriers for centers not providing EC pills and practices were also determined.

Rob S. Hemmick; Susan K. McCarthy

2007-01-01

238

Course-centered approach to evaluating university library collections for instructional program reviews  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes a course-centered approach to the evaluation of university library collections for instructional program reviews. Summarizes the author’s experience with preparing library reports for systematic program reviews in the agricultural sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. The method is based on the assessment of collections supporting individual courses by comparing the numbers of monographs and journal articles available directly to

Yelena Pancheshnikov

2003-01-01

239

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

240

An Outcome Survey of Mergers Between University Student Counseling Centers and Student Health Mental Health Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

An outcome survey was done of organizational mergers between university student counseling centers and student health mental health services. Comparison of outcome ratings were examined as were participant's narrative responses to survey questions regarding: (1) Quality of clinical services, (2) Ability to meet needs of students, (3) Staff morale of merged services, (4) University community's utilization of available services, (5)

Russ Federman; David Emmerling

1997-01-01

241

University of Colorado Cancer Center genetically sequences most common bladder cancer:  

Cancer.gov

In an article published online this week in Nature Genetics, a University of Colorado Cancer Center team in partnership with universities in China and Denmark, reports the first genetic sequencing of urothelial (transitional) carcinoma, the most prevalent type of bladder cancer.

242

What Is Good Writing? Proceedings of a Conference at the University of Connecticut (Storrs, Connecticut, December 6, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The focus of the conference proceedings in this booklet was evaluation of student writing at various levels and in various fields. The booklet contains a schedule of activities; a description of the morning session, which included a panel discussion on evaluating writing in college freshman composition courses; examples of students' papers, with…

Sheidley, William E., Ed.; And Others

243

An investigation of L1–L2 transfer in writing among Japanese university students: Implications for contrastive rhetoric  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many studies of contrastive rhetoric have confirmed that Japanese writers prefer an inductive style which is negatively transferred to ESL writing, whereas one study found similarities in rhetorical patterns used by good Japanese and English L1 writers. This study investigated whether individual Japanese students use the same discourse pattern in L1 and ESL writing and how each individual's use of

Ryuko Kubota

1998-01-01

244

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Paradigm Online Writing Assistant, a frames-based site provided by Professor Chuck Guilford of Boise State University, aids writers in a different way from well known Online Writing Labs (OWLs), such as Purdue University's (discussed in the March 8, 1996 Scout Report), in that it concentrates on helping students think about how to conceive a writing project instead of giving nuts and bolts aids on grammar and style. This site contains sections on discovering what to write, organizing, revising and editing your writing, various types of essays, including thesis/support, argumentative, exploratory, and informal, and documenting sources. Each section is accompanied by activities, which help the student to incorporate the concepts. Professor Guilford understands that good writing is well prepared and thought out before a word hits the page, and that is the power of this site.

1996-01-01

245

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John Thacker

2005-01-01

246

Getting Them to Write.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Ideas are presented for enhancing written expression programs for learning-disabled students. The ideas include, among others, creating a writing center in the classroom; encouraging students to share their writing with the teacher and classmates; capitalizing on such student interests as personal correspondence, a journal, and important…

Houck, Cherry K.

1988-01-01

247

Leader-member exchange, trust, and performance in national science foundation industry\\/university cooperative research centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines the relationship between leader-member exchange, trust, and research center performance with satisfaction\\u000a and commitment to the research center in all Industry\\/University Cooperative Research Centers supported by the National Science\\u000a Foundation in the United States. University administrator ratings of center performance fully mediated the positive relationship\\u000a between leader-member exchange and trust and the extent to which university administrators

Donald D. DavisJanet; Janet L. Bryant

2010-01-01

248

Educational Resource Center (Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Washington). Final Performance Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this Center program is to provide trained professionals specializing in occupational health and safety fields for the Pacific Northwest (Region X), and to provide continuing education courses and outreach programs in the field to practicing...

1997-01-01

249

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

250

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.

251

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

252

How Teaching Writing Can Affect Our Own Writing Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One teacher's experience with changes in writing skills and attitudes while teaching writing led to studies of the experiences of three female graduate student writing tutors with widely varying backgrounds working in a university tutorial service. One was a student from a blue collar family who had entered college as a mature student; one had…

Miller, Toni

253

A Tier2 Center at the University of Florida  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The High Energy Physics (HEP) Group at the University of Florida is involved in a variety of projects ranging from HEP Experiments at hadron and electron positron colliders to cutting edge computer science experiments focused on grid computing. In support of these activities the Florida group have developed and deployed a computational facility consisting of several service nodes, compute clusters and disk storage devices. The resources contribute collectively or individually to production and development activities for the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), Monte Carlo production for the CDF experiment at Fermi Lab, the CLEO experiment, and research on grid computing for the GriPhyN, iVDGL and UltraLight projects. The collection of servers, clusters and storage devices is managed as a single facility using the ROCKS cluster management system. Operating the facility as a single centrally managed system enhances our ability to relocate and reconfigure the resources as necessary in support of our research and production activities. In this paper we describe the architecture, including details on our local implementation of the ROCKS systems and how this simplifies the maintenance and administration of the facility.

Rodriguez, Jorge Luis

2005-11-01

254

[Evaluation of erythrocyte concentrate prescription in a university hospital center].  

PubMed

This prospective study, based on declaratory data, evaluates the appropriateness of red blood cell transfusion prescriptions in a university hospital. Local recommendations written after data collection and the analysis of prescriptions using a blinded method limited the bias related to the declaratory data. The results show that the rate of unjustified prescriptions is 4.2% (95% CI: 2.2%; 6.2%). This rate is statistically (P = 0.032) lower in the department of surgery (1.3%) than in the department of medicine (5.7%). This rate tends to decrease according to the experience of the prescriber (P = 0.06) and varies significantly according to the hemoglobin levels (P = 0.03). The logistic regression, integrating these three parameters, confirms that only the hemoglobin level is significantly related (P < 0.003) to the appropriateness of RBC transfusions. This study also highlights problems not linked to prescriptions, and the hospital created a quality assurance program as a result. PMID:10339799

Reboul-Marty, J; Le Roux, G; Djoudi, R; Couilliot, M F; Casassus, P; Bentata, M; Languillat, G

1999-04-01

255

Teaching Effective Scientific Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In an extension of the preceding article, which describes a Towson University course that teaches students to analyze scientific information, this article summarizes the guidelines necessary for students to follow to improve their writing and offers two e

Mangurian, Luz; Feldman, Susannah; Anderson, Virginia

2001-05-01

256

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

257

Rewriting and Paraphrasing Source Texts in Second Language Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study is based on interviews with 48 students and 27 instructors in a North American university and explores whether students and professors across faculties share the same views on the use of paraphrased, summarized, and translated texts in four examples of L2 student writing. Participants' comments centered on whether the…

Shi, Ling

2012-01-01

258

Rewriting and Paraphrasing Source Texts in Second Language Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study is based on interviews with 48 students and 27 instructors in a North American university and explores whether students and professors across faculties share the same views on the use of paraphrased, summarized, and translated texts in four examples of L2 student writing. Participants' comments centered on whether the paraphrases…

Shi, Ling

2012-01-01

259

THE START OF ACADEMIC COMPUTER RESEARCH, FORMING A COMPUTER SCIENCE CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computing as a University of Maryland-wide activity started February 1,1962 when Dr. Werner C. Rheinboldt was hired as Director of the Computer Science Center. I trace the beginning of com- puting at Maryland starting in the late 1940s and the rst courses on computing. I describe events leading to the hiring of Rheinboldt, the formation of the Computer Science Center,

Jack Minker

260

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 that the treatment effect size estimate obtained at this counseling center with clients whose

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

2009-01-01

261

Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago offers health and demographic statistics and raw data for Chicago and Illinois as well as an annotated index of local and national health-policy related data. The site also offers information about CHAS and the University of Chicago Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy, and schedules of health policy workshops and other related local events.

1998-01-01

262

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

263

Broom Closet or Fish Bowl? An Ethnographic Exploration of a University Queer Center and Oneself  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors detail an educational ethnography of a university queer cultural center's role on campus and in the surrounding community. The data include participant observation, in-depth interviews, and artifacts. The authors review lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, ally, and questioning (LGBTAQ) issues in higher education, heterosexual…

Teman, Eric D.; Lahman, Maria K. E.

2012-01-01

264

Client-Centered Therapy with Diverse Populations: The Universal within the Specific.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Proposes that, in cross-cultural counseling, there can be synthesis of two dichotomous approaches--the culturally specific and the universal. Concludes that, within universalistic philosophical stance, there is highly specific process available to counselor. Sees client-centered therapy as therapeutic process that most effectively engages…

Freeman, Suzanne C.

1993-01-01

265

A Feasibility Study for Establishing an Information Switching Center at Hamline University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the study was to test the feasibility of establishing a switching center service as part of the Hamline University library. The areas of feasibility to be explored included: (1) The ability to provide a sufficiently detailed statement of us...

H. F. Johnson J. B. King A. S. Mavor

1970-01-01

266

Performance Evaluation of Extension Education Centers in Universities Based on the Balanced Scorecard  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2011-01-01

267

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

J. O. A. Pedrosa; M. R. Mello

1995-01-01

268

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

269

Multicultural Competencies of Doctoral Interns at University Counseling Centers: An Exploratory Investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study the multicultural competencies of 141 doctoral interns at university counseling centers were explored. Results indicated that some educational variables were predictive of multicultural competencies. Interns who had received supervision for a multicultural counseling situation, attended more multicultural workshops, or taken more multicultural course work, reported greater multicultural knowledge and skills than did interns who had no such

Donald B. Pope-Davis; Amy L. Reynolds; Jonathan G. Dings; Thomas M. Ottavi

1994-01-01

270

Audience Reaction to Emotional Issues: A Case Study of Affirmative Action at Georgetown University Law Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In April, 1991, Timothy McGuire, a third year student at Georgetown University Law Center, published an article in the Georgetown Weekly Law Review entitled "Admissions Apartheid," which accused the admissions office at Georgetown of admitting minority students who were less qualified than white students. The analysis provided in this paper shows…

Cunningham, Donna W.

271

Implementing the Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity in University Counseling Center Internships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the potential contribution of the "Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity" (henceforth the "Values Statement") to predoctoral internship training programs housed in university counseling centers. The purpose of this article is to present recommendations for how to best implement the Values…

Illfelder-Kaye, Joyce; Lese-Fowler, Karen; Bursley, Kevin; Reyes, Elizabeth; Bieschke, Kathleen J.

2009-01-01

272

Arrival: Notes from the 2005 "Views on Understanding" Summer Institute, Harvard University Project Zero Research Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Of all the summer institutes for educators, the Harvard University Project Zero Research Center's "Views on Understanding" institute stands out as one of the few offering extensive exchanges amongst researchers and practitioners from all over the world. "Arrival" captures the experience of one participant while capturing the essences of plenary…

Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr.

2005-01-01

273

Implementing the Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity in University Counseling Center Internships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the potential contribution of the "Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity" (henceforth the "Values Statement") to predoctoral internship training programs housed in university counseling centers. The purpose of this article is to present recommendations for how to best implement the Values…

Illfelder-Kaye, Joyce; Lese-Fowler, Karen; Bursley, Kevin; Reyes, Elizabeth; Bieschke, Kathleen J.

2009-01-01

274

Understanding your stakeholders: Conducting a market analysis for university-based family business centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Family business is a vital institution in the global economy. Universities and their family business centers must operate more effectively and efficiently to better serve their stakeholders by using marketing research to align their mission statements with the needs of their stakeholders. Primary needs, and perhaps those most neglected among stakeholders, that must be assessed are those of the students

Michelle DeMoss; Greg McCann

275

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

276

Scientific Grid Activities and PKI Deployment in the Cybermedia Center, Osaka University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Cybermedia Center (CMC), Osaka University, is a research institution that offers knowledge and technology resources obtained from advanced researches in the areas of large-scale computation, information and communication, multimedia content and education. Currently, CMC is involved in Japanese national Grid projects such as JGN II (Japan Gigabit Network), NAREGI and BioGrid. Not limited to Japan, CMC also actively takes

Toyokazu Akiyama; Yuuichi Teranishi; Kazunori Nozaki; Seiichi Kato; Shinji Shimojo; Steven T. Peltier; Abel Lin; Tomas Molina; George Yang; David Lee; Mark Ellisman; Sei Naito; Atsushi Koike; Shuichi Matsumoto; Kiyokazu Yoshida; Hirotaro Mori

2005-01-01

277

Evolving a University Center to a Branch Campus: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Higher education is now expected to respond to community demands that include fueling economic development and addressing the needs of a wider range of students. Colleges and universities have responded to these demands using a variety of delivery models. A study was conducted by the Ardmore Higher Education Center to identify the advantages and…

Mills, Steven C.; Plumb, Robin

2012-01-01

278

Putting People First: The Importance of User-Centered Design and Universal Usability to Voting Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This white paper discusses why usability and the user experience should be the starting point for the design of any voting system and how user-centered design and universal usability principles are critical to the development of voting systems. We then explore issues of how to best implement usability and accessibility in this context and make recommendations for future research and

Sharon J. Laskowski; Whitney Quesenbery

279

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

280

Performance Evaluation of Extension Education Centers in Universities Based on the Balanced Scorecard  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2011-01-01

281

The Effect of Relationship-Centered Counseling on Taiwanese University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the Relationship-Centered Counseling (RCC) model (Kelly, 1994; 1997) on 30 Taiwanese university student clients receiving counseling services. Twenty-three students identified their chief complaint as interpersonal relationship or affection problems, and seven students indicated they would work on career or academic problems. The study analyzed effects through both quantita- tive

Yii-Nii Lin; Pi-Hui Lai

282

Developing a Taxonomy for Problems Seen at a University Counseling Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of a taxonomy of student problems seen at university and college counseling centers. Staff counselors at 503 institutions of higher education across the nation were sent a total of four surveys. Results suggest a reasonable taxonomy of problems specific to students might be constructed to encompass frequent and…

Chandler, Louis A.; Gallagher, Robert P.

1996-01-01

283

Strides Toward Equity in an Urban Center: Temple University's Professional Development Schools Partnership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many educators believe that the goal of equity is far from being achieved given the dilemmas faced by today's inner city public schools. The authors examine the potential of Temple University's Professional Development School Partnership, a collaborative project with the School District of Philadelphia, to facilitate educational equity within an urban center. Current understandings of the construct of equity are

Aida A. Nevárez-La Torre; Jayminn S. Sanford-De Shields

1999-01-01

284

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

285

Writing-to-Learn, Writing-to-Communicate, & Scientific Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Writing-to-learn (WTL) is an effective instructional and learning strategy that centers on the process of organizing and articulating ideas, as opposed to writing-to-communicate, which centers on the finished written product. We describe a WTL model that we have developed and tested with various student groups over several years. With effective…

Balgopal, Meena; Wallace, Alison

2013-01-01

286

Write? Right!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The materials in this manual include the activities and creative writing samples from a summer inservice writing skills workshop conducted for 32 teachers from seven school districts. The outlined writing activities cover a variety of topics that involve describing real and imaginary objects, naming objects in a newly created world, writing

Chew, Charles R.; Schlawin, Sheila A.

287

Writing Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses four recent writing books: "Teaching to Write: Theory Into Practice" (Jane B. Hughey and Charlotte Slack); "The Writing Teacher's Handbook" (Jo Phenix); "Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers' Workshop Approach" (Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos); and "Directing the Writing Workshop: An Elementary Teacher's Handbook" (Jean Wallace Gillet…

Richgels, Donald J.

2003-01-01

288

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Acculturative stress is a common experience for international students and is associated with psychological and physical problems. 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…

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

2011-01-01

289

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

290

The proton treatment center at Loma Linda University Medical Center: rationale for and description of its development.  

PubMed

Proton radiation, a continuation of radiation oncology's historic search for an optimum dose distribution, offers superior characteristics for clinical radiation therapy. A complete facility for clinical proton radiation therapy has been designed for and constructed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. To bring about this achievement, a consortium of engineers, physicists, and physicians interested in the clinical applications of protons was necessary. The accelerator, the beam transport and delivery systems, the building, and the personnel who operate the system were all brought together to fully exploit the properties of protons for patient treatments, which are now underway. PMID:1740396

Slater, J M; Archambeau, J O; Miller, D W; Notarus, M I; Preston, W; Slater, J D

1992-01-01

291

Explanatory Variables for EFL Students' Expository Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates factors influencing Japanese university students' expository writing in English. Quantitative analysis revealed that students' second-language (L2) proficiency, first-language writing ability, and metaknowledge were significant in explaining L2 writing ability variance. An explanatory model for writing ability in English as a Foreign…

Sasaki, Miyuki; Hirose, Keiko

1996-01-01

292

Evolutionary development and research on Internet-based collaborative writing tools and processes to enhance eWriting in an eGovernment setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Center for the Management of Information (CMI) at the University of Arizona has been actively involved in research with various U.S. government organizations for nearly 20 years. This article details the years of evolutionary development and research conducted by CMI in an eGovernment setting that resulted in the creation of an Internet-based collaborative writing ((eWriting) tool, called Collaboratus. By

Paul Benjamin Lowry; Conan C. Albrecht; Jay F. Nunamaker Jr.; James D. Lee

2003-01-01

293

Writers Write: The Write Resource  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, provided by Writers Write, Inc., hosts a wealth of information for practicing or would-be writers, publishers, and editors. The main Writers Write site contains numerous writing resources, including guidelines to paying and nonpaying online publications, writing and publishing news, message boards, and job listings.

1997-01-01

294

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

295

The key stakeholders' opinions regarding university counseling centers: An experience from Iran  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND: Student counseling centers are responsible for physical, mental and social health of university students. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the key stakeholders’ opinions on different aspects of the activities performed in these centers. METHODS: This qualitative study used focus group discussion. Key stakeholders including university students and key informants from nine randomly selected medical universities participated in the study. After data saturation, thematic analysis was conducted. Themes were drawn out through constant comparative method. RESULTS: Based on 243 extracted codes and through comparative analysis, four categories were determined, namely students’ need for students counseling centers, successes and limitations of student counseling centers, student counseling services priorities, and suggestions for service promotion. CONCLUSIONS: According to stakeholders’ opinions, youth participation in needs assessment and priority setting processes in real-based situations leads to better performance of counseling services. Empowering the counselors is another point required for better outcomes. In addition, strategic planning and monitoring, along with evaluation of programs, could promote the provided services.

Peykari, Niloofar; Tehrani, Fahimeh Ramezani; Afzali, Hossein Malek; Eftekhari, Monir Baradaran; Djalalinia, Shirin

2011-01-01

296

Examining Trends in Intake Rates, Client Symptoms, Hopelessness, and Suicidality in a University Counseling Center over 12 Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The question whether levels of psychopathology and symptom severity among university counseling center client populations are increasing or not has received a great deal of attention in professional psychology. We examined 12-year archival intake records of a university counseling center to test for trends regarding: (a) the overall number of…

Hoeppner, Bettina B.; Hoeppner, Susanne S.; Campbell, James F.

2009-01-01

297

Bowling Green State University: Resources from the Center for Teaching and Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University was created in 1996 as part of a community building exercise at this prominent institution in Ohio. Visitors to this site will learn that the Center provides a range of services for students and faculty, and that many of these resources can be used by people in institutions across the United States. The Center Resources area contains four sections, including Teaching & Learning Guides, Library Holdings, and Center Archives. Most visitors will want to make a beeline for the Teaching & Learning Guides area. Here they can download and review over twenty guides that deal with topics like concept maps, the ethics of teaching, and formative assessment. Also, this area includes a very helpful section titled Communication in the Classroom. Moving on, the Library Holdings area includes links to books physically held within the Center's collection. The lists here remain useful to educators who might not be physically located at Bowling Green, as they are vetted by staff at the Center. The site is rounded out by the Center Archives which includes past and current newsletters, along with a collection of "web picks".

2012-05-11

298

Academics and their writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results from a questionnaire on academic writing which was sent to a representative sample of 75 academics at the University of Keele, England, and 100 academics at the University of Waterloo, Canada. The response rate from each institution was low (41 and 34% respectively) but higher than that reported in earlier research. An analysis of the

James Hartley; Christopher K. Knapper

1984-01-01

299

University of California-Davis Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center: Publications Organized by Topic  

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.

300

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

301

State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse Leasing Practices. Report No. 95-S-80.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents results of an audit of the leasing practices of the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse covering the period April 1, 1993 through June 30, 1995. The audit investigated whether the Center and the Center's Clinical Practice Management Plan members engage in appropriate and economic leasing…

New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.

302

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 religion\\/spirituality beliefs, and using religion\\/spirituality as a source of strength. Similarity of therapist and client religion\\/spirituality values was not related

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

2010-01-01

303

Formation and direct writing of color centers in LiF using a laser-induced extreme ultraviolet plasma in combination with a Schwarzschild objective  

SciTech Connect

In order to generate high-energy densities of 13.5 nm radiation, an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) Schwarzschild mirror objective with a numerical aperture of 0.44 and a demagnification of 10 was developed and adapted to a compact laser-based EUV source. The annular spherical mirror substrates were coated with Mo/Si multilayer systems. With a single mirror reflectance of more than 65% the total transmittance of the Schwarzschild objective exceeds 40% at 13.5 nm. From the properties of the EUV source (pulse energy 3 mJ at 13.5 nm and plasma diameter approximately 300 {mu}m), energy densities of 73 mJ/cm{sup 2} at a pulse length of 6 ns can be estimated in the image plane of the objective. As a first application, the formation of color centers in lithium fluoride crystals by EUV radiation was investigated. F{sub 2}, F{sub 3}, and F{sub 3}{sup +} color centers could be identified by absorption spectroscopy. The formation dynamics was studied as a function of the EUV dose. By imaging of a pinhole positioned behind the plasma, an EUV spot of 5 {mu}m diameter was generated, which accomplishes direct writing of color centers with micrometer resolution.

Barkusky, Frank; Peth, Christian; Mann, Klaus; Feigl, Torsten; Kaiser, Norbert [Laser-Laboratorium Goettingen e.V., Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 1, D-37077 Goettingen (Germany); Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 7, D-07745 Jena (Germany)

2005-10-15

304

Writing Styles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What are the difference between the four types of writng styles? Fill in the Chart as you read the following information about the different writing styles. Instructional Architect Chart Read the Following about the different Styles of Writing Different Styles of Writing Paragraphs are an important part of developing your essay. Read how to develop different kinds of paragraphs for your essay. Developing Paragraphs The hardest part of writing is getting all you ...

Gillis, Ms.

2012-04-04

305

Institutional Profile: University of Chicago Center for Personalized Therapeutics: research, education and implementation science.  

PubMed

Pharmacogenomics is aimed at advancing our knowledge of the genetic basis of variable drug response. The Center for Personalized Therapeutics within the University of Chicago comprises basic, translational and clinical research as well as education including undergraduate, graduate, medical students, clinical/postdoctoral fellows and faculty. The Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics is the educational arm of the Center aimed at training clinical and postdoctoral fellows in translational pharmacology and pharmacogenomics. Research runs the gamut from basic discovery and functional studies to pharmacogenomic implementation studies to evaluate physician adoption of genetic medicine. The mission of the Center is to facilitate research, education and implementation of pharmacogenomics to realize the true potential of personalized medicine and improve the lives of patients. PMID:24024891

Dolan, M Eileen; Maitland, Michael L; O'Donnell, Peter H; Nakamura, Yusuke; Cox, Nancy J; Ratain, Mark J

2013-09-01

306

Writing Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the writer's workshop, teachers are highly challenged after the minilesson during the independent writing time. In that segment, teachers are confronted by the demands of conferencing with numerous students and responding to writing in a limited amount of time. Writing partnerships link students in long-term pairs, resulting in two valuable…

Hsu, Cathy

2009-01-01

307

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

308

Creative Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-four writing exercises which have been found successful in challenging gifted children are provided. Among exercises described are having the class write a story about information of their choosing from an almanac and having students write a story about what they usually think about just before falling asleep. (PHR)

Bergman, Jerry

1980-01-01

309

Improving the quality of students' academic writing: an intervention study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 the intervention, participants practised academic writing by composing texts which were revised by

Pietro Boscolo; Barbara Arfé; Mara Quarisa

2007-01-01

310

Basic English Writing: Translation And Signs In Senior Student Writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Basic English Writing course are part of English learning curricula in some universities. Few studies have focused on the translation employed by non-native-English writers in English writing. This study examined the sign in relation to the translation employed by native-Chinese-speaking undergraduate students in the process of writing in English on a basis of in-class assignments. It made use of both

Fan-yu In

2008-01-01

311

The University of California at San Francisco Fetal Treatment Center: a personal perspective.  

PubMed

Today, the Fetal Treatment Center at the University of California, San Francisco is premier not only for its innovative and cutting-edge developments in fetal diagnosis and therapy, but in its delivery of excellent clinical care to patients from within and outside the United States. Indeed it is recognized as the pioneering institution for fetal surgery. But, the road to success and international recognition has been torturous and often tumultuous. From a personal perspective, Dr. Michael Harrison recounts the center's 25-year history--an evolution that has seen a 'California fault zone' become an epicenter of excellence for fetal therapy. Along the way, Dr. Harrison recalls the best and worst of times in the center's history particularly as they relate to fetal surgery, recalls the initial principal payers and subsequent cadre of professionals responsible for developing the center and providing the medical and surgical expertise that is the hallmark of the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center, provides a subjective assessment, a 'report card', of where they stand in fetal therapy today, and finally, gives well-deserved credit to the many talented research fellows, whom he calls the 'heart and soul' of the enterprise, whose 'fingerprints' are borne on all the advances in fetal treatment. PMID:15539877

Harrison, Michael R

312

Managing knowledge and technology to foster innovation at the Ohio State University Medical Center.  

PubMed

Biomedical knowledge is expanding at an unprecedented rate-one that is unlikely to slow anytime in the future. While the volume and scope of this new knowledge poses significant organizational challenges, it creates tremendous opportunities to release and direct its power to the service of significant goals. The authors explain how the Center for Knowledge Management at The Ohio State University Medical Center, created during the academic year 2003-04, is doing just that by integrating numerous resource-intensive, technology-based initiatives-including personnel, services and infrastructure, digital repositories, data sets, mobile computing devices, high-tech patient simulators, computerized testing, and interactive multimedia-in a way that enables the center to provide information tailored to the needs of students, faculty and staff on the medical center campus and its surrounding health sciences colleges. The authors discuss how discovering, applying, and sharing new knowledge, information assets, and technologies in this way is a collaborative process. This process creates open-ended opportunities for innovation and a roadmap for working toward seamless integration, synergy, and substantial enhancement of the academic medical center's research, educational, and clinical mission areas. PMID:16249301

Cain, Timothy J; Rodman, Ruey L; Sanfilippo, Fred; Kroll, Susan M

2005-11-01

313

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

314

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

315

Scientific Grid activities and PKI deployment in the Cybermedia Center, Osaka University.  

PubMed

The Cybermedia Center (CMC), Osaka University, is a research institution that offers knowledge and technology resources obtained from advanced researches in the areas of large-scale computation, information and communication, multimedia content and education. Currently, CMC is involved in Japanese national Grid projects such as JGN II (Japan Gigabit Network), NAREGI and BioGrid. Not limited to Japan, CMC also actively takes part in international activities such as PRAGMA. In these projects and international collaborations, CMC has developed a Grid system that allows scientists to perform their analysis by remote-controlling the world's largest ultra-high voltage electron microscope located in Osaka University. In another undertaking, CMC has assumed a leadership role in BioGrid by sharing its experiences and knowledge on the system development for the area of biology. In this paper, we will give an overview of the BioGrid project and introduce the progress of the Telescience unit, which collaborates with the Telescience Project led by the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR). Furthermore, CMC collaborates with seven Computing Centers in Japan, NAREGI and National Institute of Informatics to deploy PKI base authentication infrastructure. The current status of this project and future collaboration with Grid Projects will be delineated in this paper. PMID:16328943

Akiyama, Toyokazu; Teranishi, Yuuichi; Nozaki, Kazunori; Kato, Seiichi; Shimojo, Shinji; Peltier, Steven T; Lin, Abel; Molina, Tomas; Yang, George; Lee, David; Ellisman, Mark; Naito, Sei; Koike, Atsushi; Matsumoto, Shuichi; Yoshida, Kiyokazu; Mori, Hirotaro

2005-10-01

316

Writing Globally: Teaching Technical Writing to Hungarian Students of Translation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how not only do students of technical writing courses need to learn how to prepare documents for translation properly, but students of translation need to learn technical and academic writing. Gives the example of a course taught at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. (SG)

Koltay, Tibor

1999-01-01

317

Industrial Assessment Center (AC) at Lehigh University. Final Technical Report 9/1/2002 to 11/30/2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During the period September, 2001, through August, 2006, the Lehigh University Industrial Assessment Center provided assessments for 147 companies in the Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In reports sent to the companies, a total of 1,079 assessment re...

S. Neti

2007-01-01

318

Discovering Voice through Media Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Classrooms are filled with students with confident and vibrant voices, and most educators encourage them to use these voices in their writing. Many of the strategies of the process-centered classroom (peer editing, conferences, workshops, in-house publishing) also encourage students to write in real voices to real readers; however, there is still…

Blau, Susan R.

319

Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center at the University of Rhode Island  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at the University of Rhode Island, the Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center (DFCSC) "supports state, national, and international public welfare through education, research, training, and service in forensic investigations and securing information systems." The website provides access to news from the fields of digital forensics and cyber security, along with working papers, materials on ongoing research projects, and academic programs. In the "Resources" area, visitors can look over information from the Department of Homeland Security, along with a collection of free cyber security tools. In the "Academics" area, visitors can learn about the Center's academic degree and certificate programs. Finally, the "Research" area contains their technical reports and student theses on a diverse set of topics.

2012-06-15

320

Ambulatory Research and Education Center Oregon Health Science University. Environmental Assesment  

SciTech Connect

DOE has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) (DOE/EA-0921) evaluating the proposed construction and operation of the Ambulatory Research and Education Center (AREC), which would be located on the top seven floors of the existing NeuroSensory Research Center (NRC) on the campus of the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) at Portland, Oregon. The proposed action would combine activities scattered across the campus into a central facility. Based on the analysis in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 USC 4321 et seq. Therefore, an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required and the Department is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

Not Available

1994-03-21

321

The new library building at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  

PubMed Central

The new University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library opened in June 1983, replacing the 1968 library building. Planning a new library building provides an opportunity for the staff to rethink their philosophy of service. Of paramount concern and importance is the need to convey this philosophy to the architects. This paper describes the planning process and the building's external features, interior layouts, and accommodations for technology. Details of the move to the building are considered and various aspects of the building are reviewed. Images

Kronick, D A; Bowden, V M; Olivier, E R

1985-01-01

322

Constructing Scientific Explanations through Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the writing strategies and text characteristics associated with discovering a scientific principle by writing about an experiment. Sixty-four university students (non-science majors) carried out a physics experiment concerning either buoyancy, or the forces acting on a balance scale, then wrote an informal journal-style note…

Klein, Perry D.

2004-01-01

323

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

324

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

SciTech Connect

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; structural analysis of the lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) from symbiotic mutants of Bradyrhizobium japonicum; structural characterization of lipooligosaccharides from Bradyrhizobium japonicum that are required for the specific nodulation of soybean; structural characterization of the LPSs from R. Leguminosarum biovar phaseoli, the symbiont of bean; characterization of bacteroid-specific LPS epitopes in R. leguminosarum biovar viciae; analysis of the surface polysaccharides of Rhizobium meliloti mutants whose lipopolysaccharides and extracellular polysaccharides can have the same function in symbiosis; characterization of a polysaccharide produced by certain Bradyrhizobium japonicum strains within soybean nodules; structural analysis of a streptococcal adhesin polysaccharide receptor; conformational studies of xyloglucan, the role of the fucosylated side chain in surface-specific cellulose-xyloglucan interactions; the structure of an acylated glucosamine oligosaccharide signal molecule (nod factor) involved in the symbiosis of Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar viciae with its host Vicia sativa; investigating membrane responses induced by oligogalacturonides in cultured cells; the polygalacturonase inhibitor protein; characterization of the self-incompatability glycoproteins from Petunia hybrida; investigation of the cell wall polysaccharide structures of Arabidopsis thaliana; and the glucan inhibition of virus infection of tabacco.

Albersheim, P.; Darvill, A.

1991-08-01

325

Providing medical information to college health center personnel: a circuit Librarian Service at the University of Illinois.  

PubMed

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 Chicago campus. This partnership led to the adoption of circuit librarianship, a dynamic outreach model, to enhance access to health information for McKinley Health Center personnel. A circuit librarian consults with health center personnel during regularly scheduled on-site visits to the center and its satellite office. Upon returning to the resource library, the circuit librarian conducts research for clinical information on behalf of the center's personnel, then sees that articles, books, and relevant Web sites are identified and delivered to assist in answering questions regarding disease management, drug therapy, wellness, and health administration. PMID:14765763

Stumpff, Julia C

326

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

327

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…

Adamson, John; Brown, Howard

2012-01-01

328

"Write" Reading Connection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Proposes a model which connects the acts of reading and writing in three cyclical components: the forming cycle, the coding cycle, and the reviewing cycle. Explains in each interlock of the cycles are the subprocesses generating, organizing, and editing. Notes that the sensor is centered where all three prime processes overlap, serving to…

Chai, Constance

2002-01-01

329

An Urban University and Its Academic Support Program: Teaching Basic Writing in the Context of an "Urban Mission."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Traces the uses of the "urban mission" trope both nationally and locally as it pertains to the history of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Educational Assistance Program. Maintains that educational histories are important because they explain how political dynamics determine who will be basic writers and how many will appear in…

Severino, Carol

1996-01-01

330

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 91-075-2122, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In response to a request from the Department of Public Safety of the University of Utah, an evaluation was undertaken of possible hazardous conditions at the University Medical Center (SIC-8062), in Salt Lake City. The two buildings of concern were the Sc...

C. S. McCammon

1991-01-01

331

The Agendas of Distance Teaching Universities: Moving from the Margins to the Center Stage of Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined from a comparative perspective the extent to which the agendas of distance teaching universities have moved from the margins to the center stage of higher education. Demonstrates that the boundaries between distance and campus universities are blurring and converging, and that future relations between them will be marked by competition…

Guri-Rosenblit, Sarah

1999-01-01

332

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

333

Writing a Research Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The value of research and the career of a university lecturer depend heavily on the success in publishing scientific papers. This article reviews the guidelines for writing and submitting research papers. The three most important success criteria in publishing are as follows: the paper describes a good research, it is written according to the…

Mikk, Jaan

2006-01-01

334

Why NDNs Write  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sinte Gleska University students are all ages. The author's class has an even mix of genders, and there are also non-Indians with various experiences and backgrounds, but they have one thing in common. They are eking out a living in the second poorest county in the nation. The class discusses why NDNs or Natives write. In "Winged Words: American…

Henson, Mary

2009-01-01

335

Why NDNs Write  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Sinte Gleska University students are all ages. The author's class has an even mix of genders, and there are also non-Indians with various experiences and backgrounds, but they have one thing in common. They are eking out a living in the second poorest county in the nation. The class discusses why NDNs or Natives write. In "Winged Words: American…

Henson, Mary

2009-01-01

336

Writing the Visual  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the humanities and social sciences it is principally in written form that research on the visual has assumed the status of academic knowledge and circulated within the university. Despite this, scant attention has been paid to the effects writing the visual has had upon the terms in which the visual is conceived of and comprehended within academia. Jacques Lacan's

Andrew Hill

337

Use of Anaesthesia Simulator: initial impressions of its use in two Belgian University Centers.  

PubMed

459 trainees in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, accompanied by fully certified specialists from several Belgian University Hospital Centers, spend at least a 3 hour session at the Anaesthesia Simulator. Each session comprises three segments: the briefing, the simulation session and the debriefing. The use of simulations allows significant individualization of the learning experience. The simulator helps to develop the capacity to understand, explain a phenomenon and to resolve problems. Another important aspect of the use of the simulator involves the trainee's "right to make mistakes". This allows to widen the spectrum of executional situations, and decreases the number of dangerous situations. Two University Centers (ULg and UCL) have each organized simulator sessions despite some differences in their approaches. The simulator is a teaching tool worthy of an obligatory role in the most up-to-date training possible of modern anesthesiologist. This is all the more important given that the current practice of anesthesiology is so complex that any error could cost a human life. PMID:10418648

Larbuisson, R; Pendeville, P; Nyssen, A S; Janssens, M; Mayné, A

1999-01-01

338

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

339

Successful College Writing: Skills, Strategies, Learning Styles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides students with the kind of extra help they will need to meet the demands of their first-year writing course as well as their other courses. Through its highly visual, student-centered approach, the book teaches basic skills and engages students immediately in the thinking-writing process, guiding them through the writing

McWhorter, Kathleen T.

340

Successful College Writing: Skills, Strategies, Learning Styles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book provides students with the kind of extra help they will need to meet the demands of their first-year writing course as well as their other courses. Through its highly visual, student-centered approach, the book teaches basic skills and engages students immediately in the thinking-writing process, guiding them through the writing

McWhorter, Kathleen T.

341

On good writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

1. ON PHILOSOPHICAL STYLE. By Brand Blanshard. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1954; pp. 69. $1.00.2. THE MAGIC OF WORDS. By The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Birkett. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1953. pp. 15. 2s net.3. GUIDE FOR AIR FORCE WRITING, Air Force Manual 11–3. By the Department of the Air Force. Washington, D. C: 1954; pp. 133. (For

Harold F. Harding

1955-01-01

342

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

343

Report Writing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Guidelines for effective writing are provided by John J. Callahan, Jr, formerly of the FBI. Using a research report on alcohol as an example, he suggests guidelines for preparing, writing, and revising the report. The importance of making an outline, usin...

1994-01-01

344

English 315: Writing and Personal Identity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a course syllabus for English 315, Special Topics in Writing, a course at University of North Carolina-Wilmington under which department faculty may propose a focused study of a theme, issue, or genre in writing or rhetoric. Explores the relationship between writing and the self. Includes a critical statement evaluating strengths and…

Bushman, Don

2002-01-01

345

Teaching Writing Skills in the Undergraduate Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stanford University's Writing in the Major program (WIM) requires every undergraduate degree program to include a writing course specific to its field of study. In the physics department's WIM course, undergraduates learn writing skills by composing laboratory reports in the form of journal articles. While studying such topics as scintillation and population inversion, students also practice techniques for communicating the

Dennis W. Ugolini

1998-01-01

346

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.

347

The University of Maine's Advanced Manufacturing Center: Lessons Learned During the First Two Years of Operation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Maine's College of Engineering has created an Advanced Manufacturing Center with a student-oriented mission. This center provides a distinctive engineering approach to solving manufacturing problems and gives Engineering Technology students hands-on experience working on engineering and manufacturing projects. With much of the centers work coming from off-campus businesses; the students gain practical experience with client communication, teamwork, business and project management and presentations in addition to technical skills. The program provides a paid internship opportunity for undergraduate students to gain skills in machining, manufacturing processes and fabrication by being involved in these projects. Students usually start by fabricating parts under supervision, move on to training and supervising other students and by the time they're seniors, they will likely be running projects on their own. The objective is to graduate students who have an entrepreneurial vision, combined with experience on industrial machining and fabricating equipment acquired through involvement in this unique experience of an on-campus internship in a real workplace environment. The paper will discuss the experiences and lessons learned in the first two years of operation with dozens of students participating and hundreds of projects being completed.

Christensen, Thomas E.; Dunning, Scott C.

2009-08-04

348

How Can We Handle the Specificity of the Writing Challenges that Face Our Students?  

Microsoft Academic Search

While composition is not taught in Australian universities, students are required to write extensively for assessment, mainly addressing questions in their disciplines rather than questions of personal or public concern. The challenge for academic language and learning centers, therefore, is how to help students to understand the purposes, structures, and styles of assignments in a range of disciplines, and to

Kate Chanock

2006-01-01

349

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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; McMaken, Bruce; Styles, John; Cox, James

2003-08-01

350

“Far” transfer of learning outcomes from an ESL writing course: Can the gap be bridged?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 writing [Leki & Carson, 1997]). Thirty

Mark Andrew James

2009-01-01

351

The University of Vermont Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives: Fletcher Family  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Vermont Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives has continued to add to their online offerings in recent years. This latest collection is quite a pip, and it contains family correspondence from the Fletcher Family of Vermont. The family correspondence begins in 1826, and it is primarily focused around several family members who moved west to New York, Ohio, and other parts of the heartland. Throughout these letters, the various correspondents detail the process of creating and managing their new farms and the documents leave no fact (or price) unexplored as they discuss the land, grains, stock, and groceries. All told, there are 139 letters in the collection, and visitors can click on the "Browse the Collection" section to view the letters listed by author. Additionally, visitors can search the collection by keyword, title, or subject.

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Activities at the Louisiana State University hazardous waste research center - A status report  

SciTech Connect

Hazardous waste and the problems associated with its proper disposal are the concerns of the Hazardous Waste Research Center (H.W.R.C.), located on the Baton Rouge Campus of Louisiana State University. Initial experiments confirmed the validity of the basic experimental procedures and suggested an appropriate modeling approach based upon the narrow plume hypothesis and suitable integrations of the K-theory governing equation. Dioxins have long been recognized as major carcinogenic substances associated with creosote and pentachlorophenol contaminated sludges and soils. These hazardous waste materials have posed a significant threat not only to groundwater supplies in the southern U.S. but also have been recognized as a major potential global source of dioxin contamination worldwide via transport mechanisms such as volatilization and particulate transport. ''Detoxification of Dioxin-Contaminated sludges using combined Microbiological and Photolytic Degradative Approaches'' is a new project in the area of alternate methods of treatment/destruction.

Segesta, R.; Thibodeaux, L.J.

1987-01-01

353

Implementation of universal screening for domestic violence in an urgent care community health center.  

PubMed

Given the morbidity and mortality associated with domestic violence (DV), there is international recognition that the health sector has a responsibility to prevent violence. In North America, the health sector has commonly responded by developing protocols for identifying victims of abuse. This utilization-focused evaluation describes the process involved in the implementation of a universal DV screening protocol undertaken by nurses in the urgent care clinic of a community health center. Dealing with the challenges of the urgent care setting, the strong and supportive urgent care team approach helped integrate the screening procedure into routine nursing practice. Understanding the purpose of asking about DV, quickly recognizing problems, validating staff concerns, and adapting procedures resulted in a strong commitment to implementation. This research has implications for others looking to implement or evaluate screening protocols in other health care settings. PMID:18367642

Thurston, Wilfreda E; Tutty, Leslie M; Eisener, Amanda C; Lalonde, Lise; Belenky, Cathie; Osborne, Belinda

2008-03-26

354

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.

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The University of Pennsylvania/Walter Reed Army Medical Center proton therapy program.  

PubMed

The design of the proton therapy center being constructed at the University of Pennsylvania is based on several principles that distinguish it from other proton facilities. Among these principles is the recognition that advances in imaging, and particularly in functional imaging, will have a large impact on radiotherapy in the near future and that the conformation of proton dose distributions can utilize that information to a larger degree than other treatment techniques. The facility will contain four-dimensional CT-simulators, an MR-simulator capable of spectroscopy, and a PET-CT scanner. A second principle applied to the facility design is to incorporate into proton radiotherapy the recent progress in conventional radiotherapy; including imaging and monitoring of patients during treatment, imaging of soft tissue, accounting for respiratory motion, and expanding the use of intensity-modulated treatments. A third principle is to understand that the facility must be operated efficiently. To that end the specifications for the equipment have included requirements for high beam intensity, fast switching times between treatment rooms, a multileaf collimator to permit multiple fields to be treated quickly, and plans for an intelligent beam scheduler to determine where the beam can be best used at any given time. We expect to use "universal" nozzles, which can switch rapidly from scattering mode to scanning mode, and there will be a set-up room used for the first day of treatment to verify alignment rather than spend valuable time in a gantry room. Many of these ideas require development, including the applications of existing radiotherapy techniques to proton gantries, so a series of research and development projects have started to address these issues. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which will provide a portal through which military personnel and their dependants can receive proton radiotherapy, is involved in several of these development projects as well as the creation of process to remotely perform treatment planning for the military patients under treatment at the proton facility. PMID:17668956

McDonough, James; Tinnel, Brent

2007-08-01

356

Reward Systems and NSF University Research Centers: The Impact of Tenure on University Scientists' Valuation of Applied and Commercially Relevant Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past three decades, U.S. science policy has shifted from decentralized support of small, investigator-initiated research projects to more centralized, block grant-based, multidisciplinary research centers. No matter one's take on the "revolutionary" nature of this shift, a major consequence is that university scientists, now more than…

Boardman, P. Craig; Ponomariov, Branco L.

2007-01-01

357

National Writing Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Writing is an important skill for everyone to possess, and the National Writing Project (NWP) "envisions a future where every person is an accomplished writer, engaged learner, and active participant in a digital, interconnected world." The NWP is a network of sites based at colleges and universities, and their work provides professional development resources, research reports, and practical classroom activities for students of all ages. Visitors will want to make a beeline for the "Resources" section of the site. Here they will find topical sections that cover "Teaching Writing", "Teaching Reading", "Standards and Assessment", and four other areas. Within each section, visitors will find well-organized groups of links to a range of helpful materials. Back on the homepage, visitors can read through the "Events & Opportunities" listings, and also check in with their "In the News" postings. Finally, visitors should also sign up for their free newsletter.

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Translational oncology toward benefiting cancer patients: the Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center experience.  

PubMed

Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC) is currently conducting many translational studies to improve cancer patients' condition through early diagnosis, discovering new treatments, improving treatment outcomes, and better classification and prognosis of cancer. SYSUCC is a leading institution for treating nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and carrying out research into the disease. The center has performed several large-scale studies that have produced new insights, such as a genome-wide analysis study, which has allowed researchers to identify new genetic risk factors for NPC; the findings are significant toward building a risk prediction model for NPC. Other researchers are using molecular biological methods to identify new biomarkers, which will allow a better classification and prognosis of this disease. Drug discovery, especially for molecular targeted therapy, is also an active field of research at SYSUCC, not only for NPC treatment, but also for, among others, cancers of the head, neck, and liver. As an alternative to Western medicine, scientists also use derivatives of natural products from Traditional Chinese Medicine to develop new compounds. The tumor biobank at SYSUCC, one of the largest in China, play an essential role in producing clinical applications from research findings. Translational oncology is a promising field, and scientists and clinicians from SYSUCC will continue to work in synergy to develop new anticancer therapies. PMID:23132500

Guerin, Mathilde; Qian, Chaonan; Zhong, Qian; Cui, Qian; Guo, Yunmiao; Bei, Jinxin; Shao, Jianyong; Zhu, Xiaofeng; Huang, Wenlin; Wu, Jiangxue; Liu, Ranyi; Liu, Qiang; Wang, Jing; Jia, Weihua; Zheng, Xiaohui; Zeng, Yixin

2012-11-01

359

An overview of multidisciplinary research resources at the Osaka University Center for Twin Research.  

PubMed

Osaka University Center for Twin Research is currently organizing a government-funded, multidisciplinary research project using a large registry of aged twins living in Japan. The purpose of the project is to collect various information as well as biological resources from registered twins, and to establish a biobank and databases for preserving and managing these data and resources. The Center is collecting data from twin pairs, both of whom have agreed to participate in a one-day comprehensive medical examination. The following data are being collected: physical data (e.g., height, body mass, blood pressure, theoretical visceral fat, pulse wave velocity, and bone density), data regarding epidemiology (e.g., medical history, lifestyle, quality of life, mood status, cognitive function, and nutrition), electrocardiogram, ultrasonography (carotid artery and thyroid), dentistry, plastic surgery, positron emission tomography, magnetoencephalogram, and magnetic resonance imaging of brain. These data are then aggregated and systematically stored in specific databases. In addition, peripheral blood is obtained from the participants, and then genomic DNA is purified and sera are stored. A wide variety of studies are ongoing, and more are in the planning stage. PMID:23298684

Hayakawa, Kazuo; Iwatani, Yoshinori

2013-01-08

360

Spin S = 1 centers: a universal type of paramagnetic defects in nanodiamonds of dynamic synthesis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Intrinsic paramagnetic defects in ˜5 nm sized nanodiamonds, produced by various dynamic synthesis (DySND) techniques (detonation, shock-wave, pulsed laser ablation of solid carbon containing targets), have been studied by multi-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). X-band (9-10 GHz) EPR spectra of DySND, in addition to the main intensive singlet Lorentzian-like EPR signal, reveal a low intensity doublet pattern within the half-field (HF) region (g ˜ 4). On transferring spectra to the Q-band (34 GHz) the shape of the HF pattern changes and splitting between doublet components is reduced from 10.4 to 2.6 mT. The HF patterns observed are attributed to the ‘forbidden’ ?MS = 2 transitions between the Zeeman levels of some spin-triplet (S = 1) centers. The model of two triplet centers with g ˜ 2.003 and zero-field splitting parameters D1 = 0.095 cm-1 (TR1) and D2 = 0.030 cm-1 (TR2) satisfactorily describes experimental results at both microwave frequencies. The spin-triplet-type defects are observed in a wide variety of DySND samples irrespective of industrial supplier, cooling and carbon soot refinement methods, initial purity, disintegration, or subsequent targeted chemical modification. This indicates that the intrinsic defects with S = 1 in DySND systems are of universal origin.

Shames, A. I.; Osipov, V. Yu; von Bardeleben, H. J.; Vul', A. Ya

2012-06-01

361

Start Write.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Notes that one of the hardest parts of writing for beginning reporters is the lead. Contends that news stories need to have a clear focus that is reflected in the lead. Provides steps to help student writers with leads. (PM)|

Wilken, Lori

2003-01-01

362

Start Write.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that one of the hardest parts of writing for beginning reporters is the lead. Contends that news stories need to have a clear focus that is reflected in the lead. Provides steps to help student writers with leads. (PM)

Wilken, Lori

2003-01-01

363

Commission Review of a Proposal by California State University Bakersfield to Establish the CSUB Antelope Valley Educational Center. Commission Report 03-07  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report reviews a proposal by the California State University Board of Trustees and California State University, Bakersfield, to establish a permanent Stated-approved education center in Antelope Valley. The proposed center would be named the CSU Bakersfield Antelope Valley Education Center, and it would serve the growing populations of…

California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2003

2003-01-01

364

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

365

Teaching Writing: The Major Theories Since 1950.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The pendular shifts in attitudes toward teaching writing reflect varying concerns that educators have had about the proper instructional emphasis--whether it should be student centered or discipline centered. The historical dates that act as signposts to these shifting attitudes toward methods of writing instruction include the following: the…

Woods, William F.

366

Teaching technical writing from a distance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article briefly reviews the history of continuing education, particularly as it relates to the University of Kansas. It then discusses the writer's own experiences teaching technical writing from a distance to students enrolled in a correspondence course (English 362t: Technical Writing), through the University of Kansas. Finally, it introduces more promising, interactive models and raises questions related to the

Angela L. Jones

1999-01-01

367

Writing in Queeries: Bodies, Queer Theory, and an Experimental Writing Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In an experimental writing course we taught at a northeastern state university, we explored "queer" and "writing," hoping to discover what students could create by merging these terms. How might queer theory help students use writing to reimagine and rearticulate various identity categories in ways that allowed them to reconfigure the mental map…

DiGrazia, Jennifer; Boucher, Michel

2005-01-01

368

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRA) 125--Writing: The Ethnic and Racial Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|According to the Michigan State University (MSU) course catalog, Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRA) 125--Writing: The Ethnic and Racial Experience is a themed-based Tier I (first-year) writing course that focuses on "drafting, revising, and editing compositions derived from readings on the experience of American ethnic and racial…

Perryman-Clark, Staci

2009-01-01

369

Writing GloballyTeaching Technical Writing to Hungarian Students of Translation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Not only do students of technical writing courses need to learn how to prepare documents for translation properly, but students of translation need to learn technical and academic writing. This article gives the example of such a course taught at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. The course covers writing instructions and manuals, documents for scholarly and professional societies and

Tibor Koltay

1999-01-01

370

From academic writing to job-related writing: achieving a smooth transition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Do university writing experiences prepare students for future job-related writing tasks? If not, how can we create a smoother transition from the academy to the workplace? The author analyzes the differing discourse communities of academic writing and technical communication which may limit the transfer of skills from one arena to the next. The discussion considers the ways process, collaborative learning,

Evelyn Jaffe Schreiber

1993-01-01

371

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

1972-01-01

372

OPEN PELVIC FRACTURES: THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER AT KNOXVILLE EXPERIENCE OVER TEN YEARS  

PubMed Central

Introduction Open fractures of the pelvis remain a devastating injury with a high mortality and morbidity. Such injuries require an aggressive treatment plan and the coordination of trauma and orthopaedic surgeons to achieve the best outcomes. We report our experience at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville with open pelvic fractures over the last ten years. Methods After IRB and institutional approval, we reviewed patients admitted with a diagnosis of open fracture of the pelvis from 1999 to 2009. Demographic and admission data were recorded in the trauma registry (TRACS) of the Level I Trauma Center, serving the 1.2 million people living in the regions of east Tennessee, western North Carolina and southeastern Kentucky. Data on fractures were obtained from review of the medical records and radiographs within the chart Results There were 3053 pelvic fractures from January 1999 to December 2009. There were 231 deaths in this group (6%) and ages ranged from 18 to 89 years old and Injury Severity Scores ranged from 4 to 75, with a mean of 18.3. Seventy five percent of patients were able to be discharged home. Fifty-two fractures were open. There were 43 men and the mean age was 39 years old. Average ISS was 23 and ranged from 5 to 50. There were 10 deaths (19%) and eight patients underwent an-gioembolization for control of bleeding (3 deaths). Motorcycle crashes were the most frequent cause of an open fracture, with lateral compression injuries representing 71%. A defined algorithm for fracture management has been in place and employed to assure adequate resuscitation and fracture care and is presented. Discussion Open pelvic fractures are usually the result of a high energy transfer, and convey a high morbidity and mortality. A defined resuscitation and fixation strategy improves outcome from historical reports. Injuries from penetrating mechanisms are associated with less morbidity and lower mortality.

Black, Emily Anne; Lawson, Christy M; Smith, Scott; Daley, Brian J

2011-01-01

373

Writing plan quality: Relevance to writing scores  

Microsoft Academic Search

If writing matters, how can we improve it? This study investigated the nature of writing plan quality and its relationship to the ensuing writing scores. Data were drawn from the 1998 Provincial Learning Assessment Programme (PLAP) in Writing, which was administered to pupils in Grades 4, 7, and 10 across British Columbia, Canada. Common features of writing quality were qualitatively

Constance Chai

2007-01-01

374

The writing consultation: developing academic writing practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes and analyses a specific mechanism, the writing consultation, designed to help academics to prioritise, reconceptualise and improve their writing practices. It makes the case for its potential to stimulate consideration of writing practices and motivations, a possible precondition for creating time for writing in academic contexts. This article proposes that the process of revealing and developing writing

Rowena Murray; Morag Thow; Sarah Moore; Maura Murphy

2008-01-01

375

Center for Energy and Environment Research as a Catalyst for Industry/University Research at the University of Puerto Rico.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

CEER's special institutional situation, by crossing different campuses and research faculties and reporting directly to the President of the University of Puerto Rico, has enabled it to foster more direct collaboration internally and with industries. Fact...

J. A. Bonnet

1984-01-01

376

Genome Science: A Video Tour of the Washington University Genome Sequencing Center for High School and Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Sequencing of the human genome has ushered in a new era of biology. The technologies developed to facilitate the sequencing of the human genome are now being applied to the sequencing of other genomes. In 2004, a partnership was formed between Washington University School of Medicine Genome Sequencing Center's Outreach Program and Washington…

Flowers, Susan K.; Easter, Carla; Holmes, Andrea; Cohen, Brian; Bednarski, April E.; Mardis, Elaine R.; Wilson, Richard K.; Elgin, Sarah C. R.

2005-01-01

377

Epidemiologic surveillance of Clostridium difficile diarrhea in a freestanding pediatric hospital and a pediatric hospital at a university medical center  

Microsoft Academic Search

To describe the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in children, we cultured stool specimens from patients at the Children's Hospital Central California, Madera, CA (CHCC, n = 676) and at the University of California Davis Medical Center Pediatric Hospital, Sacramento, CA (UCDMC-PH, n = 301) for C. difficile, and toxins A and B genes and strain identity of the isolates were

Carmen E. Rexach; Yajarayma J. Tang-Feldman; Mary C. Cantrell; Stuart H. Cohen

2006-01-01

378

Educational Entrepreneurism in Higher Education: A Comparative Case Study of Two Academic Centers within One Land-Grant University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research explored the relationship of educational entrepreneurism and organizational culture in the creation and evolution of academic centers within one Midwestern land-grant university facing resource constraints. Particular attention was given to: (a) synthesizing current entrepreneurial and organizational culture and evolution theory as…

Wilcox, Lori

2009-01-01

379

Annual report of Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University. 1994 (April 1, 1994 - March, 31, 1995).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a compilation of the research activities and operations of the Research Center For Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University, during the period of the academic year 1994, April 1994 to March 1995. RCNP is the national laboratory for nuclear ...

T. Itahashi A. Futakuchi

1995-01-01

380

Educational Entrepreneurism in Higher Education: A Comparative Case Study of Two Academic Centers within One Land-Grant University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research explored the relationship of educational entrepreneurism and organizational culture in the creation and evolution of academic centers within one Midwestern land-grant university facing resource constraints. Particular attention was given to: (a) synthesizing current entrepreneurial and organizational culture and evolution theory as…

Wilcox, Lori

2009-01-01

381

Design, Development and Use of an Ornamental Teaching Garden at the Indian River Research and Education Center, University of Florida  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1997, a new University of Florida (UF) teaching program was established at the Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC), Fort Pierce, FL, USA. Increased student enrollment and the need for hands-on laboratory activities out- doors inspired the idea of transforming a 0.81 ha piece of fallow land into a teaching garden. The north half of the garden was

Sandra B. Wilson; Laurie A. Krumfolz; Judith Gerson

382

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

383

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

384

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

385

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Spectrally resolved thermal radiances measured from orbit with extremely high absolute accuracy (< 0.1 K, k = 3, brightness temperature at scene temperature) constitute a critical observation for future climate benchmark missions. The FTS approach is well suited for the combined requirement of ultra high accuracy and broad spectral coverage at high spectral resolution. FTS technology inherently provides broad spectral coverage with a small number of detectors, a very well defined instrument line shape (ILS) that can be easily monitored and measured, and the spectral resolution required for accurate line shape and position determination and to accurately calibrate the spectral scale using well-known atmospheric absorption lines. The challenge in the IR FTS sensor development for a climate benchmark measurement mission is to achieve this ultra-high accuracy with a design that can be flight qualified, has long design life, and is reasonably small, simple, 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. The required simplicity is achievable due to the large differences in the sampling and noise requirements for the benchmark climate measurement from those of the typical remote sensing infrared sounders for weather research or operations. A summary of the radiometric performance of the Absolute Radiance Interferometer (ARI) at the University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center (UW-SSEC) will be presented.

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

2011-12-01

386

[Present efforts in the medical genome center at the University of Tokyo Hospital].  

PubMed

Technologies associated with massively parallel sequencing have evolved rapidly over the last several years, making it possible to cost-effectively sequence the whole human genome and exome in a short period of time. These technologies are expected to bring about a better understanding of genetic components underlying monogenic diseases, as well as diseases inherited in a non-Mendelian fashion. They will eventually cause a paradigm shift in clinical practice, where the diagnosis and decision-making for appropriate therapeutic procedures is based on the "personal genome". In this review, we outline some of our recent efforts in the Medical Genome Center at the University of Tokyo Hospital, including an identification of the causative gene for a Mendelian disease (posterior column ataxia with retinitis pigmentosa), an approach to uncover susceptible genes for a non-Mendelian disease (Parkinson disease), and an application of exome sequencing for the molecular diagnosis of a disease with vast genetic heterogeneity (hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with spheroids). We also discuss the advantages and limitations of these emerging technologies. PMID:23475516

Mitsui, Jun; Ishiura, Hiroyuki; Tsuji, Shoji

2013-03-01

387

Breathing-synchronized radiotherapy program at the University of California Davis Cancer Center.  

PubMed

In this paper we present a complete description of the breathing synchronized radiotherapy (BSRT) system, which has been jointly developed between the University of California Davis Cancer Center and Varian Associates. BSRT is a description of an emerging radiation oncology procedure, where simulation, CT scan, treatment planning, and radiation treatment are synchronized with voluntary breath-hold, forced breath-hold, or breathing gating. The BSRT system consists of a breathing monitoring system (BMOS) and a linear accelerator gating hardware and software package. Two methods, a video camera-based method and the use of wraparound inductive plethysmography (RespiTrace), generate the BMOS signals. The BMOS signals and the synchronized fluoroscopic images are simultaneously recorded in the simulation room and are later analyzed to define the ideal treatment point (ITP) where organ motion is stationary. The BMOS signals at ITP can be used to gate a CT scanner or a linear accelerator to maintain the same organ configuration as in the simulation. The BSRT system allows breath-hold or gating. This dual role allows the system to be applicable for a variety of patients, i.e., the breath-hold method for those patients who can maintain and reproduce the ITP, and the forced breath-hold or gating method for those who are not ideal for voluntary breath-hold. PMID:10718138

Kubo, H D; Len, P M; Minohara, S; Mostafavi, H

2000-02-01

388

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

389

Routine Use of Screening and Brief Intervention for College Students in a University Counseling Center  

PubMed Central

This study provides preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) and ASSIST-linked brief intervention in a college mental health clinic. Data are from a single group, pre-post evaluation study (2006–2009) at a university counseling center. Students deemed to be at risk for substance use problems were offered the ASSIST and the ASSIST-linked brief intervention. Staff therapists administered the ASSIST and intervention as part of routine care; 453 students (ages 18–24) participated in the evaluation and completed baseline and six-month follow-up interviews. Changes in alcohol and marijuana use were examined by McNemar’s test of proportions and by paired t-tests for means. Slight reductions in the rates and number of days (in the prior 30 days) of binge drinking and marijuana use were found. Routine screening and brief intervention procedures in a mental health setting may reduce problematic substance use among college students.

Denering, Loretta L.; Spear, Suzanne E.

2012-01-01

390

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

391

[First-trimester abortion at University Hospital Center in Dakar, Senegal: utility of manual vacuum aspiration].  

PubMed

The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the utility of the manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) for management of incomplete first-trimester abortions. All patients treated for incomplete first trimester abortion using MVA under local anesthesia at University Hospital Center in Dakar from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003 were included. A total of 2379 pregnancy losses were recorded among the 14476 patients admitted during the study period. First-trimester abortion was treated using the MVA method under local anesthesia in 1372 cases (57.7%). For 87% of patients, the duration of hospitalization was less than 12 hours. The epidemiological characteristics of these women were young age (mean, 29 years old), low parity (mean, 2 children) and low gestational age (mean, 10 weeks after amenorrhea). Spontaneous abortion accounted for 94.4% of cases and clandestine abortion for 5.6%. No complications occurred during MVA procedures and no morbidity was observed with a follow-up of one year. These findings show that MVA is a safe and effective method for completing incomplete first-trimester abortions. In our practice use of this simple technique led to a considerable improvement in post-abortion care. PMID:17691436

Cisse, C T; Faye, K G; Moreau, J C

2007-04-01

392

Routine use of screening and brief intervention for college students in a university counseling center.  

PubMed

This study provides preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) and ASSIST-linked brief intervention in a college mental health clinic. Data are from a single group, pre-post evaluation study (2006-2009) at a university counseling center. Students deemed to be at risk for substance use problems were offered the ASSIST and the ASSIST-linked brief intervention. Staff therapists administered the ASSIST and intervention as part of routine care; 453 students (ages 18-24) participated in the evaluation and completed baseline and six-month follow-up interviews. Changes in alcohol and marijuana use were examined by McNemar's test of proportions and by paired t-tests for means. Slight reductions in the rates and number of days (in the prior 30 days) of binge drinking and marijuana use were found. Routine screening and brief intervention procedures in a mental health setting may reduce problematic substance use among college students. PMID:23210380

Denering, Loretta L; Spear, Suzanne E

393

A microtomography beamline at the Louisiana State University Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices synchrotron  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A microtomography beamline has been recently assembled and is currently operating at the Louisiana State University's Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices synchrotron (CAMD). It has been installed on a bending magnet white-light beamline at port 7A. With the storage ring operating at 1.5 GeV, this beamline has a maximum usable x-ray energy of ~15 keV. The instrumentation consists of computer-controlled positioning stages for alignment and rotation, a CsI(Tl) phosphor screen, a reflecting mirror, a microscope objective (1:1, 1:4), and Linux/LabVIEW-controlled charge coupled device. With the 1:4 objective, the maximum spatial resolution is 2.25 ?m. The positioning and image acquisition computers communicate via transfer control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP). A small G4/Linux cluster has been installed for the purpose of on-site reconstruction. Instrument, alignment and reconstruction programs are written in MATLAB, IDL, and C. The applications to date are many and we present several examples. Several biological samples have been studied as part of an effort on biological visualization and computation. Future improvements to this microtomography station include the addition of a double-multilayer monochromator, allowing one to evaluate the three-dimensional elemental composition of materials. Plans also include eventual installation at the CAMD 7 T wiggler beamline, providing x rays in excess of 50 keV to provide better penetration of higher mass-density materials.

Ham, Kyungmin; Jin, Hua; Butler, Leslie G.; Kurtz, Richard L.

2002-03-01

394

An Epidemiological Study of Hyperhidrosis Patients Visiting the Ajou University Hospital Hyperhidrosis Center in Korea  

PubMed Central

Hyperhidrosis is a disorder of perspiration in excess of the body's physiologic need and significantly impacts one's occupational, physical, emotional, and social life. The purpose of our study was to investigate the characteristics of primary hyperhidrosis in 255 patients at Ajou University Hospital Hyperhidrosis Center from March 2006, to February 2008. Information collected from the medical records was: sex, sites of hyperhidrosis, age at visit, age of onset, aggravating factors, hyperhidrosis disease severity scale (HDSS) rank, family history, occupation, and past treatment. A total of 255 patient records were reviewed; 57.6% were male. Patients with a family history (34.1%) showed a lower age of onset (13.21±5.80 yr vs. 16.04±9.83 yr in those without family history); 16.5% had previous treatment, most commonly oriental medicine. Palmar and plantar sites were the most commonly affected, and 87.9% of patients felt their sweating was intolerable and always interfered with their daily activities. Our study provides some original information on the Korean primary hyperhidrosis population. Patients who have a family history show signs of disease in early age than those without family history.

Park, Eun Jung; Han, Kyung Ream; Choi, Ho; Kim, Do Wan

2010-01-01

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

396

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

397

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.

398

Teaching Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book, which is written for English teachers in secondary schools and colleges, particularly junior college, is an attempt to provide a convenient and concise statement regarding prevailing tendencies and issues in teaching writing. These are related to correction, the tutorial conference, motivating composition, grammar, research, and lack…

Pierson, Howard

399

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

400

76 FR 19996 - Cooperative Agreement With the University of Mississippi's National Center for Natural Products...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Mississippi's National Center for Natural Products Research (U01) To Develop and Disseminate Botanical Natural Product Research With an Emphasis on...Mississippi's National Center for Natural Products Research (UM-NCNPR)....

2011-04-11

401

Building an International Resource Center Web Site -- A Capstone Senior Project Course Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

When departmental need and educational objectives converge in the evolution of significant, real-world experiential coursework, it is pure serendipity. This paper describes a collaboration involving four university departments, two senior Computer Information Systems students, one senior Professional Writing student, and extraneous university personnel toward creating an extensive international resource center multimedia website. The paper delineates the ex- periences of each

Gail Kellersberger; Shohreh Hashemi

402

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

403

THE INCIDENCE OF CAESAREAN SECTIONS IN THE UNIVERSITY CLINICAL CENTER OF KOSOVO  

PubMed Central

Introduction: As in most countries of the world also at Kosovo the rate of Cesarean section from year to year is increasing. Aim: The main purpose of this paper was to present the incidence of births completed by Caesarean section at the Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics of University Clinical Center of Kosovo in Prishtinë. Material and methods: This study is retrospective, namely its made by collecting epidemiological data from patients’ histories that completed birth by Caesarean section for the period 2000-2006 in this clinic. Results and discussion: During this period, 14 maternal deaths were recorded during or after Caesarean section. Besides this, 14 lethal outcomes, the object of our study was 84 mothers which completed birth by Caesarean section and which are best used as a control group. The average age of mothers who died during or after Caesarean section was 32.1 years (SD ± 4.9). Youngest in this group was 24 years old and oldest 42 years. While the average age of mothers from the control group was 30.6 years (SD ± 5.9). Youngest was 19 and oldest 43 years, without significant difference. Most mothers included in the survey had more than one indication for Caesarean section. The most frequent indication was PIH syndrome with 33.7% and previous Caesarean section in 32.7%. Then with the participation of 12.2% were abruption of the placenta and disproportio feto pelvinea, 11.2% pelvinea and placenta praevia presentation, 10.2% parturiens while other indications were much rarer with less than 10% participation. Conclusion: Based on this we can conclude that the risk of the Caesarean section is high.

Elshani, Brikene; Daci, Armond; Gashi, Sanije; Lulaj, Shefqet

2012-01-01

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

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

406

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

407

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 research that illustrates the implications of these two universal principles both across

Charles A. Perfetti; Ying Liu

2005-01-01

408

The Writing Consultation: Developing Academic Writing Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes and analyses a specific mechanism, the writing consultation, designed to help academics to prioritise, reconceptualise and improve their writing practices. It makes the case for its potential to stimulate consideration of writing practices and motivations, a possible precondition for creating time for writing in academic…

Murray, Rowena; Thow, Morag; Moore, Sarah; Murphy, Maura

2008-01-01

409

Writing Plan Quality: Relevance to Writing Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If writing matters, how can we improve it? This study investigated the nature of writing plan quality and its relationship to the ensuing writing scores. Data were drawn from the 1998 Provincial Learning Assessment Programme (PLAP) in Writing, which was administered to pupils in Grades 4, 7, and 10 across British Columbia, Canada. Common features…

Chai, Constance

2006-01-01

410

Writing Plan Quality: Relevance to Writing Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|If writing matters, how can we improve it? This study investigated the nature of writing plan quality and its relationship to the ensuing writing scores. Data were drawn from the 1998 Provincial Learning Assessment Programme (PLAP) in Writing, which was administered to pupils in Grades 4, 7, and 10 across British Columbia, Canada. Common features…

Chai, Constance

2006-01-01

411

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

412

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

413

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

414

Researchers’ Industry Experience and Productivity in University–Industry Research Centers: A “Scientific and Technical Human Capital” Explanation  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the impact of researchers’ previous industry experience on the research outputs and outcomes of university faculty\\u000a affiliated with NSF and DOE research centers. Using a dataset combining curriculum vita and surveys, our results indicate\\u000a significant differences between the researchers who have previous industry experience and those who do not. Using a simple\\u000a model of research productivity, we found

Min-Wei Lin; Barry Bozeman

2006-01-01

415

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center restructures its health care system for the 21st century.  

PubMed

Change, challenge, and commitment motivate staff at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida, to prepare its health care system for the 21st century. Doctors, nurses, environmental workers, pharmacists, cashiers, nursing assistants, laboratory technologists, and many others are participating on a variety of teams to bring about the changes needed for our delivery system to be competitive. PMID:9624978

Beerman, R; Bendell, A; Breeden, A; Denker, A L; Gallego, G; Harvin, V S; Kontz, M M; Krueger-Jones, J A; Martin, M O; Mass, J; Oza, K; Perdue, M E; Rogers, J; Sears, S; Williams-Welch, A

1998-01-01

416

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

417

Discourses of Writing and Learning to Write  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a meta-analysis of theory and research about writing and writing pedagogy, identifying six discourses - configurations of beliefs and practices in rela- tion to the teachingof writing. It introduces and explains a framework for the analysis of educational data about writingpedagogyinwhichtheconnections are drawnacross viewsoflanguage,viewsofwriting,viewsoflearningtowrite,approachestotheteach- ing of writing, and approaches to the assessment of writing. The framework can

Roz Ivanic

2004-01-01

418

Design of a full PACS with experiences of mini-PACS in Yonsei University Medical Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Yonsei University Medical Center (YUMC) in Seoul, Korea is 114 years old and 1,582 beds in Shinchon Severance hospital in main university campus and 746 beds in affiliated Youngdong Severance hospital which is 20 miles away from the main campus. The dental hospital in main campus is also included in a full-PACS system. The numbers of exams/year for main, affiliated, and dental hospitals are approximately 558,000, 365,000, and 181,000, respectively. Since 1997, a Mini-PACS with 3xMRI, 2xDSI, and 2xCT in Shinchon Severance hospital has been operating to archive the digital data and to view them with DICOM viewer PiViewTM. An archiving system with 2xCT and 2xMRI in Youngdong Severance has been operating to archive the digital data. We are now designing a large-scale full-PACS for YUMC with experiences of running a mini-PACS for 3 years. The 11xUS, 7xEndoscopy, 7xCR, 3xSPECT, 1xPET, 1xCT simulator, and digital camera based patient database in the Dept. of radiation oncology in Shinchon Severance hospital will be connected to an archiving server system through modality interface gateway. The 3xCR, 2xDSA, 2xFD, 5xUS, 3xEndoscopy in Youngdong Severance hospital will be connected to the main archiving system. The 1xCT, 10xIntraoral X-ray unit DR, 4xPanoramic&cephalometric unit DR, 1xTranscranial CR, 1xScanora X-ray unit CR, 1xSectography CR in dental hospital will be connected to archiving server system through modality interface gateway. The estimated amount of data for Shinchon severance, Youngdong severance, and dental hospitals per year are 11.55TB, 5.88TB, and 0.96TB, respectively. The current mini-PACS server includes 54 GB RAID, 520 GB DLT with SUN SpectraTM server. The main server in Shinchon Severance hospital needs to be upgraded to 600GB RAID for 30 days and 10TB ODJ or DLT for the first two years. Youngdong Severance hospital needs to be installed a main server with 600GB RAID for > 30 days and 10TB ODJ or DLT for > 2 years. The interface between HIS/RIS and PACS needs to be developed using a PACS broker. YUMC has successfully been operating the Mini- PACS for last 3 years and now expanding to a full-PACS for 558,000 exams/year in Shinchon Severance, 365,000 exams/year in affiliated Youngdong Severance, and 181,000 exams/year in dental hospitals.

Kim, HeeJoung; Huh, Jae-Man; Kim, Namhyun; Kim, Kee-Deog; Kim, Myoung-Jin; Kim, Sang-Jin; Yoo, Hyung-Sik

2000-05-01

419

Scientific Writing: Tales from the Dark Side?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1991, as an experiment, the Director of the Writing Center at Siena College (a comprehensive college with a Franciscan tradition, located in a suburb of Albany, New York), agreed to team-teach a "Scientific Writing" course with a colleague who is a biologist. As they worked together, it appeared that for the biologist, knowledge was something…

Woolbright, Meg

420

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

421

Research and Educational Activities at the CREST Center for Physics and Chemistry of Materials at Fisk University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Center for Physics and Chemistry of Materials (CPCoM) at Fisk University will establish a program that integrates high-quality science education with state-of-the-art research and develop it over the course of CREST support into an internationally recognized research center. Education of undergraduates and graduates will be a vital component of the Center. The four components of the research program at CPCoM are: (1) controlled defect formation during processing of wide-gap semiconductors for optical and electro-optical applications (crystal growth and materials science), (2) fabrication of metal and semiconductor nanocrystals by pulsed laser deposition: linear and nonlinear optical properties (chemical physics and optics), (3) mesoscale materials for photonic applications (applied optics and spectroscopy), (4) modification, and characterization of new thin film optical materials (surface sciences).

Collins, W. Eugene

2007-11-01

422

Proposed Construction of San Diego State University's North County Center. A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to a Request for Capital Funds from the California State University To Build a Permanent Off-Campus Center of San Diego State University in San Marcos. Commission Report 87-5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A proposal by the trustees of California State University to purchase a 350- to 400-acre site for a permanent upper-division and graduate off-campus center of San Diego State University in the city of San Marcos is considered. The proposal is evaluated in light of criteria contained in "Guidelines and Procedures for Review of New Campuses and…

California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.

423

Writing on Water, Murmur of Words  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our project was initiated by a simple, straightforward desire: to write on water, to put a poem on a pond. In this essay, I will discuss the subsequent ‘writing on water’ projects undertaken in conjunction with university classes offered on visual and concrete poetry, its history and application. Here, the students and I were together presented with the challenge of

Clark D. Lunberry

2010-01-01

424

Why do Japanese Write Characters in Space?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews several experiments which examined the cognitive function of finger writing, an activity widely used by Japanese people and thought to be related to Kanji learning. Children and university students performed either Kanji anagram tasks or English word tasks. Finger writing appears to originate from the existence of motoric or action-based…

Sasaki, Masato

1987-01-01

425

The Freshman Writing Program: A Descriptive Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To describe the largest division in the University of California (Los Angeles) writing program, this report focuses on placement and testing procedures, curricular principles, course descriptions and goals, and staffing concerns. The first part of the report discusses the components of the Freshman Writing Program--including the English…

Rose, Mike

426

Designing a Graduate Seminar in Academic Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An English 812 class in expository writing at Georgia State University was restructured by the instructor to become a seminar in academic publishing. Often, lengthy assignments are assigned in graduate seminar courses, with professors incorrectly assuming that graduate students already have knowledge of the writing process, when they often do…

Gaillet, Lynee Lewis

427

Institutionalization of university research centers: The case of the National Cooperative Program in Infertility Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study uses an institutional design theoretical framework and a cross-case analysis qualitative research methodology to consider the National Cooperative Program in Infertility Research (NCPIR) centers as an effort to enhance scientific and technical knowledge by designing institutions (in this case the NCPIR centers) to promote the growth of knowledge by promoting collaboration, building collaborative networks and promoting “scientific and

Jan Youtie; Dirk Libaers; Barry Bozeman

2006-01-01

428

How to make a hospital-based wound center financially viable: The Georgetown University Hospital model  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the medical need and expenditure for chronic wound care have increased markedly over the past decade, wound centers have grown exponentially throughout the country. They can be community-based or hospital-based, and in either case, can be run by the facility or by a national chain. The wound center's viability is dependent on generated revenue, and its clinical effectiveness is

Christopher E. Attinger; Han Hoang; John Steinberg; Kara Couch; Katherine Hubley; Linda Winger; Margaret Kugler

2008-01-01

429

A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A JOINT COMPUTER CENTER FOR FIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THIS STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF A JOINT COMPUTER CENTER AND TO ANALYZE THE POTENTIAL FOR SUCH A CENTER TO BECOME PART OF LONG RANGE PLANS FOR REGIONAL AND NATIONAL COMPUTER NETWORKS. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE BASES FOR FRUITFUL INTERLIBRARY COOPERATION WITHIN THE CONSORTIUM ALREADY EXIST, IT IS NECESSARY TO CREATE…

PARKER, RALPH

430

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

431

Writing for Real  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School writing is often very different and disconnected from the writing done for the world outside school. This disconnection has led to the development of a separate set of rules for writing that operates only in school, or among those for whom school writing is treated as real writing.

Lindblom, Kenneth

2004-01-01

432

Fourteen Writing Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Any science teacher who wants his or her students to be engaged in real science is going to engage them in real science writing. Writing in science should begin with clear, imaginative writing purposes and stimuli that are then scaffolded in such a way that students are able to find an organizational structure for their writing. Writing fluency is…

Turner, Thomas; Broemmel, Amy

2006-01-01

433

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

434

When Writing Well Isn't Good Enough  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The establishment and role of the Writing Center at Harvard is described as a means of improving freshmen writing skills. Students receive personal consultation, attend a series of mini-courses, and participate in a series of lectures by faculty members from different departments about how to write for various disciplines. (LBH)|

Stent, Angela

1976-01-01

435

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

436

University of Cincinnati Educational Resource Center Final Performance Report, July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1992.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The performance of the training program in occupational and environmental health at the University of Cincinnati since its inception in 1947 to the present day was described. Multidisciplinary programs were provided in occupational medicine, occupational ...

R. E. Albert

1993-01-01

437

Pilot Plant Wastewater Treatment Project Status at the University of North Dakota Energy Research Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The slagging fixed-bed gasifier (SFBG) pilot plant provides the only large-scale source of lignite-derived effluents for subsequent characterization and treatment studies. The principal goal of the gasification research at University of North Dakota Energ...

W. G. Willson J. G. Hendrikson M. D. Mann G. G. Mayer E. S. Olson

1983-01-01

438

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the Stanford...tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact the Stanford...Laura Jones, Director, Heritage Services and University...

2012-10-01

439

Defining and Redefining Boundaries in the Creative Writing Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Acting as a team, a graduate research methods class at Florida State University studied a first-year imaginative writing course, "Writing from Life," designed to help students write autobiography, fiction, and poetry. In the course of this study, intriguing differences became apparent between the attitudes and approaches in this class and those…

Reichert, Nancy L.

440

"Tastes Like ICE CREAM!": Writing Portraits in New Journalese.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of a semester course for journalism and creative writing students at Washington University was to help students, through reading and writing portraits in "new journalese," become capable critics of new journalistic writing. Students first were introduced to the techniques of new journalism in Tom Wolfe's book on new journalism and in…

Bloom, Lynn Z.

441

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

442

Teaching Writing Skills in the Undergraduate Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stanford University's Writing in the Major program (WIM) requires every undergraduate degree program to include a writing course specific to its field of study. In the physics department's WIM course, undergraduates learn writing skills by composing laboratory reports in the form of journal articles. While studying such topics as scintillation and population inversion, students also practice techniques for communicating the physics more effectively. Students learn how to select a thesis, organize a complex argument, write concisely, aim their content at the proper audience, prove their assertions, and revise a finished draft. Through clearer writing, students reach a clearer understanding of the physics, and the improvements in both understanding and communication stay with the students through later courses and into their graduate studies. Teaching assistants for the course also notice a marked improvement in their own writing skills.

Ugolini, Dennis W.

1998-04-01

443

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

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

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

446

Public Outreach at Appalachian State University's Dark Sky Observatory Cline Visitor Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the recent completion of the Cline Visitor Center we have begun a program of public nights at our Dark Sky Observatory's 32-inch telescope. Events are ticketed online using an inexpensive commercial ticketing service and are limited to two groups of 60 visitors per night that arrive for 1.5-hour sessions. We are installing two large (70-inch) flat panel displays in the Center and planning additional exhibits to entertain visitors while they await their turn at the telescope's eyepiece. The facility is fully ADA compliant, with eyepiece access via a DFM Engineering Articulated Relay Eyepiece, and a wheelchair lift if needed. We present some of our experiences in this poster and encourage readers to offer suggestions. The Visitor Center was established with the support of Mr. J. Donald Cline, for which we are very grateful. The telescope was partially funded by the National Science Foundation.

Caton, Daniel B.; Hawkins, L.; Smith, A. B.

2012-01-01

447

Nuclear safety analyses and core design calculations to convert the Texas A & M University Nuclear Science Center reactor to low enrichment uranium fuel. Final report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This project involved performing the nuclear design and safety analyses needed to modify the license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow operation of the Texas A& M University Nuclear Science Center Reactor (NSCR) with a core containing l...

T. A. Parish

1995-01-01

448

Building an Effective Research Collaboration Between the Center for Public Policy at Temple University and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this project was to develop a collaborative research partnership between Temple University's Center for Public Policy (CPP) and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC), with a demonstration research project that included three main ele...

W. N. Welsh

2002-01-01

449

Developing an Ongoing Collaboration between Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Health Department and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Clinicians. Abstract, Executive Summary and Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This project was a collaboration between the Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County Health Department and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Clinicians. The goal was to begin bridging the gap between community practitioners, academia and public health i...

P. A. Chapdelaine

1998-01-01

450

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

451

Secondary Preservice Teachers' Development of Teaching Scientific Writing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Educators have argued the need for greater attention on how teachers learn to teach writing in science (Kelly and Bazerman in Appl Linguist 24(1):28-55, 2003; Martin in Writing science: literacy and discursive power. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, pp 166-202, 1993). This article summarizes the findings of a qualitative study of five science preservice teachers as they experienced a unit of study, an inquiry-based instructional framework for the teaching of writing. Results found initially the science preservice teachers did not have knowledge of specific instructional approaches to teach writing. The science preservice teachers engaged in critical and analytical reading and writing, which enhanced their knowledge of writing and how to teach writing. The unit of study approach to writing may offer teacher educators a way to engage science preservice teachers in a method to teach scientific writing.

Pytash, Kristine E.

2013-08-01

452

Planning a new library in an age of transition: the Washington University School of Medicine Library and Biomedical Communications Center.  

PubMed Central

In an era of great technological and socioeconomic changes, the Washington University School of Medicine conceptualized and built its first Library and Biomedical Communications Center in seventy-eight years. The planning process, evolution of the electronic library, and translation of functions into operating spaces are discussed. Since 1983, when the project was approved, a whole range of information technologies and services have emerged. The authors consider the kind of library that would operate in a setting where people can do their own searches, order data and materials through an electronic network, analyze and manage information, and use software to create their own publications. Images

Crawford, S; Halbrook, B

1990-01-01

453

Cooperative Learning and Learner-Centered Projects for Lower-Level University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a learner centered, cooperative learning group project in a post-secondary English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) classroom in Japan. The objectives of the cooperative learning project were fivefold: students would learn to work enthusiastically toward activating target language learning acquired in the past; do research on a…

Servetter, Bob

454

Midwest Center for Occupational Safety and Health, University of Minnesota, Final Performance Report, 1993.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) was funded to serve education and training needs of occupational health and safety professionals in the midwestern part of the U.S. The MCOHS was located hierarchically in the Division of Envir...

I. A. Greaves

1993-01-01

455

Enjoying the Roller Coaster Ride: Directors' Perspectives on Fostering Staff Morale in University Counseling Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The demand for mental health services in higher education settings continues to increase and places more pressure on staff, highlighting further the importance of good staff morale in these agencies. This task of bolstering staff morale is often placed primarily on the shoulders of counseling center directors. The present article outlines several…

Eells, Gregory T.; Seals, Tom; Rockett, Jeri; Hayes, Denise

2005-01-01

456

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.

457

Authority in an Agency-Centered, Inquiry-Based University Calculus Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Authority roles among teachers and students have traditionally been hierarchal and centered with the expertise and power of the teacher limiting opportunities for students to act with autonomy to build and justify mathematics. In this paper we discuss authority roles for teachers and students that have been realized in an inquiry-based…

Gerson, Hope; Bateman, Elizabeth

2010-01-01

458

Gambling Participation and Problems Among Employees at a University Health Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the frequency and intensity of gambling behaviors among employees at an academic health center. Employees were sent an anonymous questionnaire assessing demographic characteristics, participation in gambling activities, and gambling-related problems. Of the 904 respondents, 96% reported gambling in their lifetimes, with 69% gambling in the past year, 40% in the past two months, and 21% in the

Nancy M. Petry; Sarita Mallya

2004-01-01

459

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

460

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

461

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

462

Alcohol Education Programming for Colleges and Universities. Center of Alcohol Studies Pamphlet Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this pamphlet is on establishing or refining a program to provide educational services for the general student body at colleges and universities, most of whom drink alcoholic beverages during their college career. Although most of these students are not currently experiencing chronic alcohol abuse, nor will most of them develop…

Hill, Donna Spitzhoff

463

Responding to Reduction in a University Counseling and Related Services (Reading and Study Skills) Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The four presentations in this document focus on the organizational response to resource reduction in counseling and related services at St. Cloud State University (SCSU). The introduction defines resource reduction in terms of staff and money, and lists current developments that will affect higher education in the next decade. The first…

Bayne, Bob; And Others

464

Universal energy-dispersive EXAFS spectrometer on the SR beam at the ``Kurchatov Institute'' National Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The scheme of the energy-dispersive EXAFS spectrometer is discussed. The spectrometer will be used for solid-state investigations on the Kurchatov Synchrotron Radiation Source (KSRS). The main elements of the universal station are described, including the results of the position-sensitive X-ray-detector testing.

Aksenov, V.; Gyngazov, L.; Ivanov, I.; Jeludeva, S.; Kovalchiuk, M.; Kovalenko, M.; Minashkin, V.; Scintee, N.; Shaliapin, V.; Skadorov, V.; Tiutiunnikov, S.

2000-06-01

465

Yoga for Stress Management Program as a Complementary Alternative Counseling Resource in a University Counseling Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Yoga for Stress Management Program (YSMP) that served as a complementary alternative therapy resource was successfully implemented at a midsize, predominantly undergraduate university. It was offered in addition to traditional treatments for student mental health. Counselors, Residence Life staff, and faculty found that the program was useful…

Milligan, Colleen K.

2006-01-01

466

The Preparation of Master's Level Professional Counselors for Positions in College and University Counseling Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|College and university counselors are tasked with performing a multitude of roles and meeting a variety of client needs unique from other counseling settings. It is important to examine the ability of counselors who work in these settings to determine if they have been adequately prepared. This study investigated the adequacy of preparation of…

Shaw, Brian M.

2011-01-01

467

Planning for Inclusion: Using Universal Instructional Design to Create a Learner-Centered Community College Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A popular freshman social science survey course, Introductory Psychology, serves to illustrate one application of Universal Instructional Design (UID) principles. A seven-step lesson planning process is used to teach a unit on personality theories. Multiple modes of representation allow students multiple means of expression, and provide students…

Mino, Jack

2004-01-01

468

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

469

Becoming Who We Are: The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Catholic universities seek to provide students with not simply information for a career, but also a formation for life. At one institute, this goal is expressed in a tag line adapted from St. Francis de Sales: "Be who you are and be that well." How can this motto characterize the institution itself and distinguish it from its educational peers? A…

Dailey, Thomas

2011-01-01

470

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

471

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

472

A Collaborative Effort at Marketing the University: Detailing a Student-Centered Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the authors describe the use of an experiential team-based project in a capstone marketing management course. In the project, students worked with the university administration to develop a marketing plan for the Admissions Office's Tour Guide Program. The authors discuss why such marketing activities are important to colleges…

Washburn, Judith H.; Petroshius, Susan M.

2004-01-01

473

The relationship between the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center--a profile in synergy.  

PubMed

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 objectives of the SOM. UPMC's conceptual origin was fostered by its experience with Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in the 1970s. Over time, UPMC acquired other hospitals through merger and negotiation and, by 2008, had grown into a $7 billion global health enterprise. From the outset, the senior leaders of both UPMC and Pitt committed to collaborative decision making on all key issues. Under this coordinated decision-making model, UPMC oversees all clinical activity, including that from a consolidated physicians' practice plan. Pitt remains the guardian of all academic priorities, particularly faculty-based research. UPMC's steady financial success underpins the model. A series of interrelated agreements formally defines the relationship between Pitt and UPMC, including shared board seats and UPMC's committed ongoing financial support of the SOM. In addition, the two institutions have jointly made research growth a priority. The payoff from this dynamic has been a steadily growing Pitt research portfolio; enhanced growth, visibility, and stature for UPMC, the SOM, and Pitt as a whole; and the sustained success of UPMC's clinical enterprise, which now has an international scope. Given the current stagnation in the National Institutes of Health budget, the Pitt-UPMC experience may be instructive to other academic health centers. PMID:18728434

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

2008-09-01

474

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

475

Profiles of the National Writing Project: Improving Writing and Learning in the Nation's Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Each of the 161 National Writing Project sites offers an intensive institute every summer and invites distinguished local teachers of writing from all grade levels, from kindergarten through university, to attend. The institute focuses on these teachers, examining their exemplary classroom practices, supporting their work with research studies,…

National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.

476

Creative EFL Writing as a Means of Intensifying English Writing Skill Acquisition: A Ukrainian Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes a classroom technique for improving the writing skills of EFL university students who have chosen English as their major for pursuing future careers as translators from and into English. The technique in question, designed for a creative writing course aimed at such students, was based on: (a) the combination of process and…

Tarnopolsky, Oleg

2005-01-01

477

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

478

Projektarbejde i fremmedsprogene: Rapport fra seminar pa Roskilde Universitetscenter (Project Work in Foreign Languages: Report from a Seminar at Roskilde University Center). ROLIG-papir 38.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a seminar at Roskilde University Center (Denmark) on project work in foreign languages, which brought together language teachers and theorists from different schools, including universities, business schools, technical schools, merchants schools, and high schools, to discuss their experiences with project work in foreign…

Jakobsen, Karen Sonne, Ed.

479

The Impact of Centers and Institutes on Faculty Life: Findings from a Study of Life Sciences Faculty at Research-Intensive Universities’ Medical Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports on the impact of organized research centers on professional effort, productivity, and perceptions of\\u000a work satisfaction for life sciences faculty members at research intensive universities’ medical schools in the U.S. Results\\u000a indicate that senior center-affiliated faculty members taught less but worked more total hours than peers not affiliated with\\u000a centers. Senior affiliated faculty members were more productive

Sarah A. Bunton; William T. Mallon

2007-01-01

480

Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: University of Michigan Addiction Research Center (UMARC): Development, Evolution, and Direction  

PubMed Central

A historical summary is provided of the evolution of the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center (UMARC) since its origins in 1988. Begun as an NIH research center within a Department of Psychiatry and focused solely on alcohol and aging, early work emphasized treatment efficacy, differential outcome studies, and characterization of the neurophysiological and behavioral manifestations of chronic alcoholism. Over the last fifteen years, UMARC has extended its research focus along a number of dimensions: Its developmental reach has been extended etiologically by studies of risk early in the life span, and by way of work on earlier screening and the development of early, brief treatment interventions. The addiction focus has expanded to include other drugs of abuse. Levels of analysis have also broadened, with work on the molecular genetics and brain neurophysiology underlying addictive processes on the one hand, and examination of the role of the social environment in long term course of disorder on the other. Activities have been facilitated by several research training programs and by collaborative relationships with other universities around the United States and in Poland. Since 2002, a program for research infrastructure development and collaboration has been carried on, initially with Poland and more recently with Ukraine, Latvia, and Slovakia. A blueprint for the future includes expanded characterization of the neurobiology and genetics of addictive processes, the developmental environment, as well as programmatic work to address the public health implications of our ability to identify risk for disorder very early in life.

Zucker, Robert A.

2010-01-01

481

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

482

Using Writing in Mathematics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Interested in incorporating writing into a math class? This article includes specific suggestions for managing journals, developing prompts for writing, and providing students with feedback on their writing. In addition, the site includes two sample lessons for introducing writing activities in a math classroom.

2009-01-01

483

Art, Writing, and Politics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contends that writing across the curriculum, including the visual arts, has become a major educational trend in the past decade. Argues that writing helps shape the processes of art criticism and appreciation. Includes suggestions for writing assignments and examples of student writing. (CFR)

Murdick, William; Grinstead, Richard

1992-01-01

484

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

485

Writing and Science Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Writing activities are a sure way to assess and enhance students' science literacy. Sometimes the author's students use technical writing to communicate their lab experiences, just as practicing scientists do. Other times, they use creative writing to make connections to the topics they're learning. This article describes both types of writing

Weiss-Magasic, Coleen

2012-01-01

486

Cardiovascular emergency preparedness in recreation facilities at major US universities: college fitness center emergency readiness.  

PubMed

Recent American Heart Association/American College of Sports Medicine (AHA/ACSM) guidelines advocate preparticipation screening, planning, and rehearsal for emergencies and automated external defibrillators in all health/fitness facilities. The authors evaluated adherence to these recommendations at 158 recreational service departments in major US universities (51% response rate for 313 institutions queried). Many made their facilities available to unaffiliated residents, with 39% offering programs for those with special medical conditions. Only 18% performed universal preparticipation screening. Twenty-seven percent reported having 1 or more exercise-related instances of cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death within the past 5 years. Seventy-three percent had an automated external defibrillator, but only 6% reported using it in an emergency. Almost all had written emergency plans, but only 50% posted their plans, and only 27% performed the recommended quarterly emergency drills. The authors' findings suggest low awareness of and adherence to the AHA/ACSM recommendations for identifying individuals at risk for exercise-related cardiovascular complications and for handling such emergencies in university-based fitness facilities. ( PMID:17617775

Herbert, William G; Herbert, David L; McInnis, Kyle J; Ribisl, Paul M; Franklin, Barry A; Callahan, Mandy; Hood, Aaron W

2007-01-01

487

The Universal Grammar of Reading  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reading has universal properties that can be seen across the world's writing systems. The most important one is the universal language constraint: All writing systems rep- resent spoken languages, a universal with consequences for reading processes. These consequences are seen most clearly at the broad principle level: the principle that reading universally requires the reader to make links to language

Charles A. Perfetti

2003-01-01

488

(Re)conceptualizing resistance to (re)conceptualize campus climate challenges: Analyzing the resistant register of student reflection writing in a university diversity course  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000aGiven the rise in diversity across college campuses, campus climate surveys have recommended universities offer diversity courses to help improve sensitivity towards diversity. This dissertation project looks at one of these university diversity courses and how students resist social justice issues in their written reflection papers. Using critical discourse analysis (CDA), informed by Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), this project specifically

Kathryn Suzanne Jaekel

2011-01-01

489

Explore Writing Styles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Let's explore and find the differences in writing styles. Which style do you like best? Pick one of the organizers below and copy it in your binder. Copy the organizer big enough so you can write information about the different writing styles. Title each section with a different writing style. Narrative, Expository, Persuasive and Descriptive. Record important facts about each writing style as you explore! Don't forget to click ...

Mrs.bell

2012-12-01

490

14 Writing Strategies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

That a relatively small piece of writing such as Albert Einstein's three-page paper of relativity could be so important certainly illustrates the significance of writing to science. A science class is not complete unless it helps students learn to think like scientists, and writing is an essential part of such thinking. This article enumerates fourteen writing strategies that will encourage critical thinking skills and provide legitimate, purposeful writing practice by promoting solid science learning and review.

Broemmel, Amy; Turner, Thomas

2006-01-01

491

High Throughput and High Content Screening Capabilities of the University of Cincinnati Drug Discovery Center  

PubMed Central

The Drug Discovery Center collaborates with a wide range of academic and industrial research centers to facilitate the identification of active small molecules with high potential for use as biological probes or as starting points for drug discovery programs. The DDC operates state-of-the-art high throughput and high content screening instrumentation and a diverse 350,000 compound library. The center's personnel provide collaborators with advice in assay design, analytical technology selection, and library design via cheminformatics and/or structure-based approaches. Typical programs are exemplified by an HTS program targeting the identification of novel atypical PKC inhibitors for potential use in cancer and an HCS program targeting the identification of stimulators of the differentiation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells to oligodendrocytes for potential use in multiple sclerosis. Activities of atypical PKCs, PKCiota and PKCzeta, were measured using both fluorescent detection of ADP production and MALDI-TOF detection of substrate phosphorylation. 30,000 compounds were screened for their effect on PKC activity using these orthogonal detection methods to identify potential inhibitors. Oligodendrocyte differentiation was measured in a High Content Screen by pairing a selective marker of oligodendrocytes with Alexa Fluor 488 secondary antibody for the detection of mature ODs. DAPI stain was used for nucleus detection. Confocal microscope images were acquired and analyzed using an algorithm for neurite outgrowth adapted for the characterization of oligodendrocyte processes. Three measurements: Mean Maximum Process Length per Cell, Mean Process Signal Intensity per Cell, and Percentage Differentiated Cells per Well, were quantified by the image analysis script and afforded a statistically significant separation of promoter controls and inhibitor controls from non-treated (neutral) controls with Mean Maximum Process Length as measurement.

Kirby, Jason; Tang, Hong; Najm, Fadi J.; Tesar, Paul J; Greis, Ken; Seibel, William; Papoian, Ruben; Rathore, Rakesh

2013-01-01

492

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

493

The Computer-Networked Writing Lab: One Instructor's View. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|According to an instructor of basic writing in the Writing Lab at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, he can teach differently in a computer-networked writing lab than he did in a conventional classroom. Because the room is designed to teach writing and nothing else, it offers a congenial workspace where the teacher can interact with…

Puccio, P. M.

494

Contrasting Ways To Appraise Improvement in a Writing Course: Paired Comparison and Holistic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To compare the different images of writing that different assessment methods produce, a study examined two formal writing assessments--holistic and the specially developed intra-subject paired comparison method (IPC)--of pre/post university freshman composition-course writing. The samples of writing were unrehearsed, 50 minute, in-class essays.…

Haswell, Richard H.

495

Progress feedback effects on students' writing mastery goal, self-efficacy beliefs, and performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of progress feedback on university students' writing mastery goal, self-efficacy beliefs, and writing performance were examined in this experiment. Students in the experimental condition (n = 42) received progress feedback on their writing assignment, whereas students in the control condition (n = 44) received feedback without progress information. The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) was used to measure students' writing mastery

Hendrien Duijnhouwer; Frans J. Prins; Karel M. Stokking

2010-01-01

496

Close reading of students' writing: What teachers learn about writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

A professional development initiative in writing provided a context in which teachers could be researchers their own knowledge about writing, writing assessment and writing instruction. Through close attention to student writing samples, and debate in ascertaining writing levels using the English Exemplars, teachers articulated growing confidence in their knowledge of language and the writing process. This was reflected in an

LIBBY LIMBRICK; NICKY KNIGHT

2005-01-01

497

Workshop tutorials: Accommodating student-centered learning in large first year university physics courses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1995, cooperative learning tutorials were introduced into large first year physics classes at the University of Sydney. This paper describes the effect of these cooperative learning tutorials, called Workshop Tutorials, on student learning from both a quantitative and qualitative point of view. It was found that students attending more than half the total number of tutorials scored significantly better over the year than those attending less than half. Student reaction was almost wholly positive, with particular mention made of the voluntary nature of the tutorials as well as the use of practical, 'hands on' demonstrations within the tutorials.

Sharma, Manjula D.; Millar, Rosemary; Seth, Suman

2005-11-23

498

What Do Professors Really Say about College Writing?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the authors' January 2010 "English Journal" article, "Helping Students Cross the Threshold: Implications from a University Writing Assessment," they showcase results of a large-scale writing assessment conducted at Central Michigan University, arguing that some of these results are especially relevant to English teachers working with…

Brockman, Elizabeth; Taylor, Marcy; Kreth, Melinda; Crawford, MaryAnn K.

2011-01-01

499

Targeted versus Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening in a Single Egyptian Center  

PubMed Central

Aim. To compare targeted neonatal hearing screening (TNHS) and universal neonatal hearing screening (UNHS) since many developing countries, including Egypt, implement selective screening for high-risk neonates. Methods. 150 neonates were assessed; 50 full terms consecutively admitted to the well-baby nursery and 100 neonates consecutively admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Ain Shams University. Patients were further subdivided into high-risk group which included 50 neonates with multiple risk factors for hearing loss and low risk group which included 50 neonates with only one risk factor. Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) were used for hearing screening. Auditory brain response (ABR) was performed 3 months later for failed TEOAEs. Results. The most frequent risk factor was consanguinity (46%). In the well-baby population, 16% failed TEOAEs. In the NICU, 30% of the low risk and 38% of the high risk groups failed TEOAEs. Regarding ABR, failed results were 12%, 10%, and 8% in the high-risk, low-risk, and healthy groups, respectively. Conclusion. The use of TNHS would have missed 8% of neonates from the well-baby group who actually had PCHL (permanent congenital hearing loss). The use of UNHS would identify all cases with PCHL, allowing for early intervention and follow-up.

Imam, Safaa S.; El-Farrash, Rania A.; Taha, Hesham M.; Bishoy, Helbees E.

2013-01-01

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Using the "write" resources: nursing student evaluation of an interdisciplinary collaboration using a professional writing assignment.  

PubMed

Nursing students need the necessary resources to successfully complete a professional paper writing assignment. The purpose of this article is to describe resource support and evaluation strategies used in a professional paper writing assignment in a baccalaureate nursing program. The impetus for the study is to address the need for nursing faculty to move students toward writing proficiency while improving their information management skills. Students need resources to successfully complete professional papers due to the need for mining relevant professional sources, assistance with editing, and refinement of paper gained through peer feedback. Methods include evaluation of the interdisciplinary resource collaboration with campus librarians (information literacy), campus writing center tutorial oversight, and peer reviewer support and feedback. Student evaluation of the teaching strategy found the resources helpful for completion of the writing assignment and the collaborative learning with campus colleagues and writing experts beneficial. PMID:21956258

McMillan, Libba Reed; Raines, Kimberly

2011-09-30