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  1. Conversation with Walter Ling.

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    Ling, Walter

    2015-01-01

    In this occasional series, we record the views and personal experiences of people who have especially contributed to the evolution of ideas in the journal's field of interest. Dr Walter Ling is a neurologist and psychiatrist, and is Director of the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), one of the foremost substance abuse research groups in the world. Dr Ling led pivotal clinical trials in the United States for all three of the only US Food and Drug Administration-approved opiate pharmacotherapies, levo-acetylmethadol (LAAM), buprenorphine and naltrexone, and is leading ongoing efforts for approval for sustained-release buprenorphine. PMID:25322681

  2. Krakauer receives Walter Sullivan Award

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    Sanders, John; Krakauer, Jon

    Jon Krakauer was awarded the Walter Sullivan Award at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held on December 10, 1997, in San Francisco, California. The Walter Sullivan Award recognizes a journalist for a single article or a radio/television report that makes geophysical material accessible and interesting to the public.

  3. Walter C. Williams

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    1949-01-01

    Walter C. Williams arrived from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, Hampton, Virginia, on September 30, 1946, at the Muroc Army Air Field. He had been named the engineer-in-charge of the small group of five that came with him to the Rogers Dry Lakebed to take part in research flights of a joint NACA-Army Air Forces program involving the rocket-powered Bell XS-1. This established the first permanent National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics presence at the Mojave Desert site in California. This small group grew in numbers to 27 and received permanent status as the NACA Muroc Flight Test Unit from Hugh L. Dryden, NACA's Director of Research, on September 27, 1947. Walt was named Head of the Unit. On November 14, 1949, the Unit along with the 100 employees became the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station with Walt Williams as Chief. Next came the move from the South Base site to the new headquarters, Bldg. 4800 on the north-west shore of the Rogers Dry lakebed on the Edwards Air Force Base complex. July 1, 1954 saw another name change to the NACA High-Speed Flight Station with Walt remaining the Chief to a complement of about 225 employees. Williams had received a Bachelor of Science Degree in aeronautical engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1939. After graduation, he was employed by the Glenn L. Martin Company of Baltimore, Maryland, and later that same year joined the staff of the NACA Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, where he worked as an engineer in the Flight Division. During the period from September 1946 to July 1954 Williams supervised the activities of several research projects. These included the first successful rocket-powered flight of the XS-1 made by Bell pilot Chalmers Goodlin on December 9, 1946; the record breaking flight of A.F. Captain Chuck Yeager on October 14, 1947, that exceeded the speed of sound; and the first flight of the jet-powered Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak by NACA pilot Howard C. Lilly on November 25, 1947. On March 10, 1948, Herbert Hoover was the first NACA pilot and the first civilian to fly supersonically (in the XS-1). Then came the testing of the tailless Northrop X-4 aircraft; the first flight of the variably swept wing Bell X-5 made by NACA pilot Joseph A. Walker; the first NACA flight of the Convair XF-92A, a delta wing configuration, on April 9, 1953; followed by the first Mach 2 flight on November 20, 1953, flown by NACA pilot Scott Crossfield in the rocket-powered Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket. Walt continued to be in charge during the many name changes for the NACA-NASA organization, ending his stay as Chief of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Flight Research Center (todays NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center) in September 1959. See DIRECTORS, E-1364 for further information on Walter C. Williams.

  4. An Evening with Walter Cronkite.

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    Cronkite, Walter

    In an interview at a Speech Communication Association conference in 1975, Walter Cronkite of CBS news was asked a number of questions on the role and characteristics of television news. Among the items discussed with Mr. Cronkite were the following: the degree to which events are shaped by their being reported on national news programs; the news…

  5. A Propaedeutic to Walter Benjamin

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    Socher, David

    2009-01-01

    The Emerson College Web site on Walter Benjamin's essay "The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction" nicely animates some ideas of the essay. One such idea is the following: "To an ever greater degree the work of art reproduced becomes the work of art designed for reproducibility." When Benjamin wrote this essay and this maxim, Norman…

  6. Memorial for Walter E. Meyerhof

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    Eichler, Jörg

    2007-08-01

    Walter Meyerhof, one of the leading figures in the field of ion-atom collisions, passed away on May 27, 2006. He was 84 years old. He was born in Kiel, Germany, in the same year that his father, Otto Meyerhof, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of energetically important cycles in biological processes. Following his flight from Hitler-Germany in 1938, Walter Meyerhof studied from 1939-1940 at the Ecole de Physique et Chimie Industrielles in Paris, but when France too fell under Nazi occupation, he had to escape once again. In an exciting odyssey via Spain and Portugal he finally reached the United States. He received a doctorate degree in physics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1946 with a thesis in solid-state physics. In the same year, he became Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois and in 1949 at Stanford University. In 1952 he was promoted to Associate Professor and in 1959 to Full Professor. From 1970 to 1977 he served as a Chairman of the Stanford Physics Department (see Fig. 1).

  7. [The dissemination of scientific knowledge, social networks and historians creating new histories: an interview with Bruno Leal].

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    de Carvalho, Bruno Leal Pastor; Benchimol, Jaime L; Cerqueira, Roberta Cardoso; Papi, Camilo; Lemle, Marina

    2015-01-01

    The interview with historian and journalist Bruno Leal deals with the creation of the Café História blog and the relationship between the internet, communications and the work of historians. His blog has become an important channel to promote historical material, with bibliographical references, helpful information about films, scientific events and videos related to this area. The interviewee stressed the importance of actions that combine communications with history, made criticisms of the current training given to historians and affirmed the need for curricular reform that enables new ways of producing and disseminating historical knowledge. PMID:26331662

  8. Children, Redemption and Remembrance in Walter Benjamin

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    Jessop, Sharon

    2013-01-01

    Walter Benjamin wrote extensively on children and childhood, though this aspect of his work has hitherto received scant attention despite continuing and growing interest in his thought. This article makes explicit the connection between his acute observations of childhood and his distinctive messianic philosophy. The twin aspects of redemption in…

  9. C. Walter Hodges: A Life Illustrating History

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    Eve, Matthew

    2004-01-01

    C. Walter Hodges first came to prominence as the author/illustrator of "Columbus Sails" in 1939, which the Junior Bookshelf hailed as "The best book never to have been awarded the Carnegie Medal." Widely acclaimed for the treatment of its subject matter, its powerful narration, and accompanying dramatic line illustrations, "Columbus Sails" was the…

  10. Residential Broadband Access for Students at Walters State Community College

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    Hurst, Mark A.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the availability of internet access for students attending Walters State Community College during the spring semester 2010. In particular, it is unknown to what degree broadband internet access is available in the counties that Walters State considers the service area of the college. The research was…

  11. Obituary: Walter Alexander Feibelman, 1930-2004

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    Oergerle, William

    2005-12-01

    Walter Alexander Feibelman, 79, an astronomer who discovered the E-ring of Saturn, died of a heart attack 19 November 2004 at his home at Riderwood Village in Silver Spring, Maryland. Walter was born 30 October 1925 in Berlin, Germany to Bernard and Dora Feibelman. He came to the United States with his parents in 1941. They were some of the last German Jews to flee Nazi Germany. Years later, he reported his experiences in an account contributed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. As a youth, he worked at a cleaning shop and as a soda jerk before taking a course in tool and die making. He worked at the Abbey Photo Corp. in New York and in a model-making firm, where he constructed models of aircraft for use in identification courses by the Army Air Forces. After high school, he attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology and received his BS degree in 1956. Until 1969, he was a research scientist at the University of Pittsburgh. While working as an assistant research professor in physics and astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh in 1967, he examined a photo of Saturn taken a year earlier at the university's Allegheny Observatory. The E-ring -- unlike the bright main rings, A, B, C, D and F -- is faint and not easily spotted. He paired his observation with calculations and announced his discovery, which remained unconfirmed until the Pioneer 11 flyby in 1979. Walter joined the Optical Astronomy Division of Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt in 1969, and worked there until 2002, when he became an emeritus astronomer at NASA. He became associated with the International Ultraviolet Explorer project, and worked on developing detectors for the orbiting observatory's spectrograph. The project turned out to be one of NASA's most successful observatories, operating from 1978 to 1996. In his scientific career, he published more than 200 refereed articles, mainly on hot stars and planetary nebulae. He also wrote papers in the fields of photography, spectroscopy, physics, telescopes, and railroading. His awards included a special achievement award from NASA in 1986, a Presidential Certificate of Recognition on National Immigrants Day in 1987, and a NASA Certificate of Outstanding Performance in 1990. Walter was fascinated with steam locomotives. He documented in photographs the end of the steam era in western Pennsylvania, and published an illustrated study of those giant locomotives in a book, "Rails to Pittsburgh", in 1979. From the New York Central Railroad, he purchased the shop blueprints of its famous "Niagara" locomotive. He scaled those plans and machined more than 1,100 individual parts from brass, which he assembled over several years into a 31-inch model of a Niagara that sat on O-gauge track. He loved classical music, and made an extensive collection of videos of famous performances, which he showed in well-attended weekly gatherings at Riderwood. He presented his 200th program to listeners the night before he died. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola King Feibelman. Survivors include a sister, Miriam Feibelman of Jerusalem.

  12. 1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Walter H. Cassebeer, Photographer May ...

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    1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Walter H. Cassebeer, Photographer May 1936, DETAIL OF SECOND STORY SIDE PORCH. - General George Hutchinson House, 4311 West Seneca Turnpike, Onondaga Hill, Onondaga County, NY

  13. Walter Baade : a life in astrophysics

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    Osterbrock, Donald E.

    Although less well known outside the field than Edwin Hubble, Walter Baade (1893-1960) was arguably the most influential observational astronomer of the twentieth century. Written by a fellow astronomer deeply familiar with Baade and his work, this is the first biography of this major figure in American astronomy. In it, Donald Osterbrock suggests that Baade's greatest contribution to astrophysics was not, as is often contended, his revision of Hubble's distance and age scales for the universe. Rather, it was his discovery of two distinct stellar populations: old and young stars. This discovery opened wide the previously marginal fields of stellar and galactic evolution. Baade was born, educated, and gained his early research experience in Germany. He came to the United States in 1931 as a staff member of Mount Wilson Observatory, which housed the world's largest telescope. There, he pioneered research on supernovae. With the 100-inch telescope, he studied globular clusters and the structure of the Milky Way, every step leading him closer to the population concept he discovered during the wartime years, when the skies of southern California were briefly darkened. After his great discovery, Baade continued his research with the new 200-inch telescope at Palomar. Always respected and well liked, he became even more famous among astronomers as they shifted their research to the fields he had opened. Publicity-shy and seemingly unconcerned with publication, however, Baade's celebrity remained largely within the field.

  14. A public health physician named Walter Leser.

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    Mello, Guilherme Arantes; Bonfim, José Ruben de Alcântara

    2015-09-01

    A brief review of the career of the public health physician Walter Sidney Pereira Leser, who died in 2004 aged 94. Self-taught, from his 1933 doctoral thesis he became a country reference in the field of statistics and epidemiology, with dozens of studies and supervisions. In the clinical field he is one of the founders of Fleury Laboratory, and participates in the creation of CREMESP. As an academic, Leser was a professor at the Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina e Faculdade de Farmácia e Odontologia da USP. Also, Leser introduced objective tests in the college entrance examination, and led the creation of CESCEM and Carlos Chagas Foundation. In the Escola Paulista de Medicina he created the first Preventive Medicine Department of the country. As a public official, he was secretary of the State Department of Health of São Paulo between 1967 and 1971 and between 1975 and 1979, responsible for extensive reforms and innovations. Among the most remembered, the creation of sanitary medical career. Throughout this legacy, he lent his name to the "Medal of Honor and Merit Public Health Management" of the State of São Paulo. PMID:26331506

  15. Walter Baade at Palomar 1937 - 1958

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    Osterbrock, D. E.

    2000-12-01

    Walter Baade discovered the two stellar populations with the 100-in Mount Wilson reflector during World War II, but applied, tested, and extended this concept with the 200-in Hale telescope after it went into operation on Palomar Mountain in 1949. But he had begun observing there with the 18-in Schmidt telescope in 1937, soon after it was completed. Baade used panchromatic films and deep red filters in an attempt to penetrate the heavy interstellar extinction toward the Galactic center. The extinction was much too heavy for him to observe the center, but he found the least obscured regions in this survey, including "Baade's window," and several highly obscured globular clusters. The 48-in Schmidt was completed in 1948, and Baade was one of the very few observers allowed to use it briefly, before all the observing time was turned over to the National Geographic-Palomar Observatory Sky Survey. Again, he concentrated on seeking the "clearest" regions near the Galactic center, and also obtained some pictorial photographs of nebulae to publicize the success of the new instrument. Especially after Edwin Hubble's first heart attack in 1949, Baade took most of the final test exposures which Ira Bowen used to analyze and tune up the shape of the 200-in mirror. After the Hale telescope was in full operation, Baade had the lion's share of observing time with it. He had been aching to use it to search for RR Lyrae variables in M 31 it, and not finding any confirmed Baade's well grounded conjecture that the distance scale in use then was wrong. His work on variable stars in M 31, on the polarization of the continuum of the Crab nebula, and with Rudolph Minkowski on the optical identification of radio sources are a few examples of what he did with it. These and several other programs will be described, along with some of Baade's other activities at Palomar.

  16. Obituary: Walter G. Egan, 1923-2003

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    Hilgeman, Theodore

    2009-01-01

    Walter G. Egan, a scientist and engineer with a professional life spanning well over half a century, died on 3 November 2003. Born to Caroline and George Egan on 12 October 1923 in New York City, Egan studied Electrical Engineering at the City College of New York from 1941 until 1943 when he was called to active duty in World War II, switching from enlisted reserve status. During the war, he served honorably in both the Signal Corps and the Medical Corps. Following his discharge in 1946, he resumed his college studies, obtaining a BEE in 1949 from City College of New York, an MA in Physics in 1951 from Columbia University, and a PhD in Solid State Physics in 1960 from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Egan's PhD thesis was "Ferromagnetic Resonance in thin Nickel Films," performed under advisor H. Juretschke. Egan's professional career covered both industry and academia. In the summer of 1942, he worked for the Bruce Engineering Company. From 1957 to 1963, he worked for Ford Instrument Company, a Division of Sperry Rand Corporation, successively as an Engineering Project Supervisor, Assistant Director of Research, and Executive Assistant to the Director of Research. From 1964 to 1986 Egan worked as a Staff Scientist at the Grumman Corporation Corporate Research Center where his pioneering work consisted of research and development of remote sensing equipment and techniques for the remote sensing of terrestrial and space targets and backgrounds. I came to know and work with him during his tenure at the Grumman Corporation, where we co-authored many papers and a book. His insight into remote sensing engineering and research, shared willingly with younger colleagues, was a major stimulus to my future research in this field. Egan instilled a sense of discipline in publication, so our work could be shared with others in a timely way. This drive to share his knowledge with others also made him an excellent teacher. Subsequently, he held the position of Research Associate at the Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, New York; Professor of Physics at York College, City University of New York; Research Professor of Physics at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn New York; and Professor of Earth Sciences at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. Research was the focus of his professional life. At various points in his career Egan was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Pi Sigma, the American Radio Relay League, the Research Society of America, the American Physical Society, the American Astronomical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Geophysical Union, the Optical Society of America, the American Meteorological Society, the Institute for Aerosol Research, and the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers. A long and distinguished professional career was accompanied by more than two-hundred published works in the fields of Planetary Astronomy, Geophysics, Atmospheric Physics, Soils Physics, Materials Properties, Photometry, Polarization, Remote Sensing, Aerosols, Oceanography, and Optics. We co-wrote the book Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Materials (Academic Press) in 1979. This was followed by Egan's two books on remote sensing: Photometry and Polarization in Remote Sensing (Elsevier) in 1985 and Optical Remote Sensing, Science and Technology (Marcel Dekker) in 2004. These books have become classical references in today's remote sensing courses. He brought clarity to this burgeoning field of research at a time when it was just developing. Egan is survived by his wife, Joan K. Egan. He also leaves behind many younger colleagues, myself included, who considered him both a mentor and a friend.

  17. STS-55 German payload specialists Walter and Schlegel work in SL-D2 module

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    1993-01-01

    STS-55 German Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter, wearing special head gear, conducts Tissue Thickness and Compliance Along Body Axis salt-water balance experiment in the Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module aboard the Earth-orbiting Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Walter's activities in front of Rack 9 Anthrorack (AR) are monitored by German Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel. Walter uses intravehicular activity (IVA) foot restraints. Walter and Schlegel represent the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR).

  18. 3. Photocopy of photograph ('Town and Community Planning, Walter Burley ...

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    3. Photocopy of photograph ('Town and Community Planning, Walter Burley Griffin,' Western Architect, Vol. 19, No. 8, August, 1913, following page 80) ca 1913 MAIN FACADE AND GARAGE FACADE - Arthur L. Rule House, 11 South Rock Glen, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, IA

  19. Walter Lippmann and First Amendment Freedoms: A New Perspective.

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    Bernstein, James M.

    The books, newspaper columns, articles, and speeches of Walter Lippmann were analyzed to determine the journalist's First Amendment viewpoints in four periods when national security was an issue in the United States. These periods were (1) after World War I, (2) after the Korean War, (3) during World War II, and (4) during the war in Vietnam. The…

  20. Walter Cronkite High School: A Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

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    Morocco, Catherine Cobb; Clay, Karen; Parker, Caroline E.; Zigmond, Naomi

    2006-01-01

    Walter Cronkite High School is a comprehensive high school of nearly 4,000 students, located in New York City. The population of students with disabilities includes many students with severe and low-incidence disabilities, including 70 students with visual or hearing impairments and 20 students with orthopedic impairments. Cronkite High School's…

  1. Photographic copy of photograph, Walter Lubken, photographer, 1908 (original print ...

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    Photographic copy of photograph, Walter Lubken, photographer, 1908 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Regional Office, Boise, Idaho). GOVERNMENT FORCES CONSTRUCTION CAMP AT THE BOISE RIVER DIVERSION DAMSITE BEFORE BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION ON DIVERSION STRUCTURE - Boise Project, Boise River Diversion Dam, Across Boise River, Boise, Ada County, ID

  2. Paul F. Hoffman Receives 2010 Walter H. Bucher Medal

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    Bowring, Samuel A.; Hoffman, Paul F.

    2011-02-01

    Paul F. Hoffman was awarded the 2010 Walter H. Bucher Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 15 December 2010 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for “original contributions to the basic knowledge of the crust and lithosphere.”

  3. Walter Ong, Technology, and the Transformation of Consciousness.

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    Hassett, Michael J.

    1996-01-01

    Agrees with Walter Ong that technology can serve as a transformer of consciousness and, hence, of writing. Shows how technology can work dialectically with consciousness or thought. Discusses two of the potential implications of this dialectical view of the technology/consciousness/writing relationship. (TB)

  4. Walter Kaufmann and the Advocacy of German Thought in America.

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    Soll, Ivan

    1997-01-01

    Examines the career and contributions of Walter Kaufmann. A refugee from Hitler's Germany, Kaufmann set himself the unlikely task of trying to revive interest in Hegel and Nietzsche in the United States. Kaufman's work as a translator, interpreter, and teacher of German philosophy had a long-term impact on U.S. intellectuals. (MJP)

  5. Walter Dill Scott and the Student Personnel Movement

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    Biddix, J. Patrick; Schwartz, Robert A.

    2012-01-01

    Walter Dill Scott (1869-1955), tenth president of Northwestern University and pioneer of industrial psychology, is an essential architect of student personnel work. This study of his accomplishments, drawing on records from the Northwestern University archives, tells a story about the people he influenced and his involvement in codifying what was…

  6. Photographic copy of photograph, Walter Lubken, photographer, 1910 (original print ...

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    Photographic copy of photograph, Walter Lubken, photographer, 1910 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Regional Office, Boise, Idaho). "GOVERNMENT FORCE ACCOUNT CAMP BELOW BOISE RIVER DIVERSION DAM ON WESTERNLY sic BANK." - Boise Project, Boise River Diversion Dam, Across Boise River, Boise, Ada County, ID

  7. Walter Thiel—Short life of a rocket scientist

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    Thiel, Karen; Przybilski, Olaf

    2013-10-01

    In 2012 we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first successful rocket launch that reached a height of 84.5 km and had a speed of 4.824 km/h (5x sonic speed). This rocket flew 190 km to the target location. One of the masterminds of this launch was Walter Thiel, a German chemist and rocket engineer. Thiel was highly talented, during his education from primary school until diploma exams he always received a grade of A in his exams. He was called "the student with the 7 A grades". In 1934 Thiel became Dr.-Ing. (chem.), with the highest possible honor (summa cum laude), when he was only 24 years old. He started to work for the rocket development department at Humboldt University, Berlin. Walter Dornberger asked him to leave the university research department and become head of rocket propulsion development in his team in Kummersdorf, near Berlin. Thiel's groundbreaking ideas for the rocket engine would lead to a significant reduction in material, weight and work processes, as well as a shortening in the length of the engine itself. Thiel and his team also defined the fuel itself and the best ratio of mixture between ethanol and liquid oxygen for the engine. In 1940 the propulsion team moved from Kummersdorf to Peenemünde after the launch sites were completed there. Thiel became deputy of Wernher von Braun at the R&D units. One of Thiel's team members was Konrad Dannenberg, who later became famous in the development of the Saturn program. On the night from August 17 to August 18, 1943, Thiel and his family (wife and two children) were killed during a Royal Air Force bombing raid (Operation Hydra). The Moon crater "Thiel" on the far side of the Moon is named after Walter Thiel. The research results of Walter Thiel had a strong impact on the United States' rocket program as well as the Russian rocket development program.

  8. STS-55 German Payload Specialist Walter at the SL-D2 Fluid Physics Module

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    1993-01-01

    STS-55 German Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter conducts an experiment using the advanced fluid physics module located in Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) Rack 8 Werkstofflabor (WL) (Material Sciences Laboratory) aboard Earth-orbiting Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Walter uses intravehicular activity (IVA) foot restraints to position himself in front of the rack. Walter represents the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) on the 10-day mission.

  9. Writing through the Labyrinth of Fears: The Legacy of Walter Dean Myers

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    Tatum, Alfred W.

    2015-01-01

    This commentary discusses the legacy of Walter Dean Myers in relationship to advancing writing as an intellectual tool of protection for black male teens. Multiple implications are provided for teachers who want to engage black male teens to write fearlessly to extend the legacy of Walter Dean Myers.

  10. STS-55 German Payload Specialist Walter freefloats inside the SL-D2 module

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    1993-01-01

    STS-55 German Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter demonstrates the microgravity aboard the Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module in Columbia's, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102's, payload bay (PLB). The module served as his space laboratory and that of his six crewmates for 10 days. Walter represents the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR).

  11. STS-55 MS1/PLC Ross monitors Payload Specialist Walter's Anthrorack activity

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    1993-01-01

    STS-55 German Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter breathes into Rack 9 Anthrorack (AR) (Human Physiology Laboratory) device for Pulmonary Perfusion and Ventilation During Rest and Exercise experiment while working inside the Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module aboard the Earth-orbiting Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Seated on the bicycle ergometer, Walter utilizes the respiratory monitoring system, part of a broad battery of experiments designed to investigate human physiology under microgravity conditions. In the background, Mission Specialist 1 (MS1) and Payload Commander (PLC) Jerry L. Ross monitors Walter's activity. Walter represents the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) on the 10-day SL-D2 mission. Visible on the aft end cone are a fire extinguisher and the Crew Telesupport Experiment (CTE) Macintosh portable computer mounted on an adjustable work platform.

  12. 76 FR 73619 - Francis Walter Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and...

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    2011-11-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Francis Walter Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted..., Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. More information...

  13. Walter J. Lonner: Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.

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    2015-11-01

    The Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology is given to individuals who have made sustained and enduring contributions to international cooperation and the advancement of knowledge in psychology. One of the 2015 award winners is Walter J. Lonner, who received this award "for his distinguished career in contributing to the advancement of cross-cultural psychology around the world." Walter's award citation, biography, and a selected bibliography are presented here. (PsycINFO Database Record PMID:26618978

  14. [Carlos Chagas Filho: an articulator of the history of sciences in Brazil].

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    Domingues, Heloisa Maria Bertol

    2012-06-01

    A letter sent in 1982 by a group of scientists to the president of Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico appealed for a policy of preservation of Brazilian scientific culture. The name of Carlos Chagas Filho topped the list of signatures thereby proving his commitment to that proposal, the ideological structure of which was part of his experience in scientific policy in Brazil and abroad. This document harks back to the practice of the history of the sciences in Brazil and the creation of places for the safeguard and organization of scientific memory, such as the Museu de Astronomia e Ciências Afins, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz and the Sociedade Brasileira de História da Ciência, of which Carlos Chagas Filho was an inaugural member of the board of directors. PMID:22473448

  15. [Gregorio Marañón and Walter B. Cannon].

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    Fernández de Molina y Cañas, A

    1999-01-01

    The story of a friendly relationship between two great scientists, Gregorio Marañón (G.M.) and Walter B. Cannon (W.B.C.), is reported. Both share a common interest for the biology of emotion. In the early twenties they had already made important contributions to the nature of the emotional processes. The meeting point was in the interpretation of the somato-visceral response elicited by the injection of adrenaline in humans (G.M.) and of the emergency reaction (W.B.C.). The relevant moment in their relationship was the utilization by W.B.C. of the G.M.'s results concerning the artificial induction of the visceral changes typical of strong emotions as the main argument against the James-Lange theory of emotion, as no specific emotion was generated by the adrenaline; instead, only "as if" subjective feelings were reported by patients. A clear distinction then was drawn by G.M. between perception of the vegetative changes and the physical emotion proper. Since then it was clearly defined the cognitive component as essential and primary as concerns to the nature of emotion. The visceral changes are not determinant of the emotional quality. Its role was restricted to the strength and duration of the emotional experience. PMID:10897869

  16. Walter C. Williams with Brig. General Albert Boyd

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    1950-01-01

    Walter C. Williams, (behind airplane model) Head of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Research Station at Edwards Air Force Base in California is examining a Northrop X-4 research airplane with Brig. Gen. Albert Boyd, Commander of Edwards Air Force Base. At Edwards, the Air Force Air Material Command ran a brief program on the X-4 during the summer of 1950 before delivering it to the NACA. Data was collected on these 14 flights, so they were logged as NACA test flights. General Boyd made flight number 13. Air Force and NACA pilots completed a total of 82 flights on X-4 #2 (46-677) between August 1950 and September 1953. There are three things that made the Mojave Desert, where Edwards Air Force Base is located, so well suited for flight research. The first was the area's flying conditions--clear skies with great visibility almost every day of the year. The second was the 44-square-mile Rogers Dry Lake, a natural landing site that General Boyd referred to as 'God's gift to the Air Force.' The third was the unpopulated area surrounding the lakebed, which led to fewer complaints about aircraft noise (including sonic booms) than would have occurred in more populated areas. There was also less chance of injury to the surrounding population in the event of an aircraft accident.

  17. New functions and applications of walter, the sweating fabric manikin.

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    Fan, Jintu; Qian, Xiaoming

    2004-09-01

    In this paper, latest developments on Walter, a sweating fabric manikin, are reported. These include the improved simulation of "walking motion", the design and construction of an automated water supply, and real-time measurement of evaporative water loss and regulation of "skin" temperature through the regulation of the pumps inside the manikin body. Testing of commercial garment ensembles showed that the measurement of thermal insulation and moisture-vapour resistance of clothing is very reproducible with the coefficient of variation being generally less than 5%. It was also shown that, in addition to the thermal insulation and moisture-vapour resistance, the percentage of moisture accumulation within clothing is a very useful parameter of clothing comfort. The improved manikin has been used to investigate the effects of walking motion on thermal insulation and evaporative resistance of clothing. The trend of the effects of walking speed up to 1.13 m s(-1) for the nude manikin and when it was wearing garments of different sizes are reported. PMID:15138829

  18. Automated flotation control at Jim Walter Resources, Mining Division

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    Burchfield, J.W.

    1993-12-31

    Jim Walter Resources (JWR), Mining Division, operates in west-central Alabama in Jefferson and Tuscaloosa Counties. Their products are divided into two grades, three to four million tons of high Btu, low sulfur steam coal, and five to six million tons of medium to low volatile metallurgical coal. Predominantly, the Blue Creek seam of coal in the Warrior Basin is mined. This coal is known for its high Btu content, low sulfur, and strong coking qualities, coupled with a very high grindability. This last quality of high grindability has been very challenging for their preparation plants. Normally, after some processing degradation, their clean coal product will range from 40--50% minus 28 mesh. One can easily see from these numbers that froth flotation is critical to clean coal recovery and mine cost. Flotation, unlike most processing equipment, keeps most of its activity and a lot of its chemistry under a bed of froth in the cells. there are many operating variables that are constantly changing, and Management, no matter how responsive they are, cannot react quickly enough. Therefore, automated flotation appeared to be the natural course of action for a mining company that produces a minimum of 40% of its marketable product from flotation cells. The two companies that were supply their flotation chemicals came forward with proposals to fill their needs. Nalco, who has for some time had their Opticus system being tested and utilized in the industry, and Stockhausen (formerly Betz Chemical Co.). Stockhausen had no system of their own, but acquired a system from Process Technology, Inc. (PTI). JWR assigned a plant to each vendor for installation of their systems. The paper describes both systems and their performance.

  19. Pathophysiology of the thalassemias. The Albion Walter Hewlett Award presentation.

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    Schrier, S L

    1997-01-01

    The Albion Walter Hewlett Award (named for Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Stanford Department of Medicine 1916-1925) recognizes a role model, accomplished in discovery of the biological sciences and at the same time a consummate and compassionate physician. In introductory remarks, Dr. Stanley L. Schrier, Professor of Medicine (Hematology), the tenth recipient of the Award, indicated that the person so identified is no longer a viable model in academic medicine. The loss of this sort of person is serious because this appropriately trained physician-investigator was uniquely positioned to study pathophysiology, defined as the processes by which disordered biology produces disease. He used his own studies on the clinical manifestations of the thalassemias to clarify what he meant by pathophysiology. Thus he and his colleagues first defined membrane material properties of alpha and beta thalassemic RBC membranes and the states of hydration of alpha and beta thalassemic RBC and found them to be strikingly divergent. The biochemical counterparts of these alterations proved to be the accumulation of the excess unmatched partially oxidized globin chains on the membrane skeleton. In vitro studies with chemical oxidants selectively oxidized alpha and beta globin chains which then attached to the RBC membrane skeleton and reproduced the membrane material properties characteristic of beta and alpha thalassemia respectively. Many of these alterations had occurred prior to the reticulocyte stage so that pursuit of pathophysiology shifted to studies of marrow erythroid precursors, and it was shown that in beta thalassemia major there was accelerated programmed cell death as well as defective assembly of the membrane skeleton. Images Figure 1. Figure 2. Figure 3. Figure 4. Figure 5. Figure 6. Figure 7. Figure 8. PMID:9291745

  20. Taking Charge: Walter Sydney Adams and the Mount Wilson Observatory

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    Brashear, R.

    2004-12-01

    The growing preeminence of American observational astronomy in the first half of the 20th century is a well-known story and much credit is given to George Ellery Hale and his skill as an observatory-building entrepreneur. But a key figure who has yet to be discussed in great detail is Walter Sydney Adams (1876-1956), Hale's Assistant Director at Mount Wilson Observatory. Due to Hale's illnesses, Adams was Acting Director for much of Hale's tenure, and he became the second Director of Mount Wilson from 1923 to 1946. Behind his New England reserve Adams was instrumental in the growth of Mount Wilson and thus American astronomy in general. Adams was hand-picked by Hale to take charge of stellar spectroscopy work at Yerkes and Mount Wilson and the younger astronomer showed tremendous loyalty to Hale and Hale's vision throughout his career. As Adams assumed the leadership role at Mount Wilson he concentrated on making the observatory a place where researchers worked with great freedom but maintain a high level of cooperation. This paper will concentrate on Adams's early years and look at his growing relationship with Hale and how he came to be the central figure in the early history of Mount Wilson as both a solar and stellar observatory. His education, his years at Dartmouth and Yerkes (including his unfortunate encounter with epsilon Leonis), and his formative years on Mount Wilson are all important in learning how he shaped the direction of Mount Wilson and the development of American astronomy in the first half of the 20th century. This latter history cannot be complete until we bring Adams into better focus.

  1. Walter C. Williams Research Aircraft Integration Facility (RAIF)

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    1996-01-01

    The NASA-Dryden Integrated Test Facility (ITF), also known as the Walter C. Williams Research Aircraft Integration Facility (RAIF), provides an environment for conducting efficient and thorough testing of advanced, highly integrated research aircraft. Flight test confidence is greatly enhanced by the ability to qualify interactive aircraft systems in a controlled environment. In the ITF, each element of a flight vehicle can be regulated and monitored in real time as it interacts with the rest of the aircraft systems. Testing in the ITF is accomplished through automated techniques in which the research aircraft is interfaced to a high-fidelity real-time simulation. Electric and hydraulic power are also supplied, allowing all systems except the engines to function as if in flight. The testing process is controlled by an engineering workstation that sets up initial conditions for a test, initiates the test run, monitors its progress, and archives the data generated. The workstation is also capable of analyzing results of individual tests, comparing results of multiple tests, and producing reports. The computers used in the automated aircraft testing process are also capable of operating in a stand-alone mode with a simulation cockpit, complete with its own instruments and controls. Control law development and modification, aerodynamic, propulsion, guidance model qualification, and flight planning -- functions traditionally associated with real-time simulation -- can all be performed in this manner. The Remotely Augmented Vehicles (RAV) function, now located in the ITF, is a mainstay in the research techniques employed at Dryden. This function is used for tests that are too dangerous for direct human involvement or for which computational capacity does not exist onboard a research aircraft. RAV provides the researcher with a ground-based computer that is radio linked to the test aircraft during actual flight. The Ground Vibration Testing (GVT) system, formerly housed in the Thermostructural Laboratory, now also resides in the ITF. In preparing a research aircraft for flight testing, it is vital to measure its structural frequencies and mode shapes and compare results to the models used in design analysis. The final function performed in the ITF is routine aircraft maintenance. This includes preflight and post-flight instrumentation checks and the servicing of hydraulics, avionics, and engines necessary on any research aircraft. Aircraft are not merely moved to the ITF for automated testing purposes but are housed there throughout their flight test programs.

  2. Making Connections in the Life and Works of Walter Dean Myers.

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    Greever, Ellen A.; Austin, Patricia

    1998-01-01

    Discusses the life and works of acclaimed writer Walter Dean Myers. Describes his struggles growing up, his time in the army, his decision to become a writer, and the father/son relationships in his books. Discusses how Myers' concern for African-American heritage, identity, and pride led to biographies of Sarah Forbes and of Malcolm X. (SR)

  3. Seeing and Playing as Labor: Toward a Visual Materialist Pedagogy of Video Games through Walter Benjamin

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    Bulut, Ergin

    2013-01-01

    In this article, the author draws specifically on the work of Walter Benjamin and engages with the world of video games by focusing on the constitution of labor as it unfolds in modding practices, as well as approaching the very act of seeing labor in a highly visual culture where value is extracted not just through the labor process but also

  4. Magic, Mimesis, and Revolutionary Praxis: Illuminating Walter Benjamin's Rhetoric of Redemption.

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    DeChaine, D. Robert

    2000-01-01

    Outlines the rhetorical contributions of Walter Benjamin, who attempted to develop a social critique arguing for the decisive function of critical intervention. Suggests Benjamin's insights about the liberatory role of the engaged social agent warrant closer attention. Proposes his ideas provide useful avenues for examining contemporary texts and…

  5. Use of the University of Minnesota's Walter Library: A Survey of Student Users.

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    Gorman, Kathleen L.

    Primarily intended to generate a demographic profile of the typical student user of Minnesota University's Walter Library, this follow-up to a 1983 study was also designed to ascertain which areas, materials, and services are used most frequently by students, what activities occupy students during their visits to the library, and why students…

  6. The Relationship between Formative Assessment and Student Engagement at Walters State Community College

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    Jenkins, Cary E.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a relationship between formative assessment and student engagement at Walters State Community College. Additionally, a secondary purpose examined differences in the dimensions of student engagement dimensions (skills engagement, emotional engagement, participation or interaction,…

  7. Teaching the Interrelationship between Stress, Emotions, and Cardiovascular Risk Using a Classic Paper by Walter Cannon

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    Gwirtz, Patricia A.

    2008-01-01

    Classroom discussion of the classic article by Walter B. Cannon in 1914, entitled "The emergency function of the adrenal medulla in pain and the major emotions," is an excellent tool to teach graduate students the interaction between stress, emotions, and cardiovascular function. Using this article, we are able to review important early research…

  8. Astronauts Walter Schirra, Donald K. Slayton and Alan Shepard in Mercury Control Center.

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    1963-01-01

    Astronauts Walter Schirra (left), Donald K. Slayton and Alan Shepard (right) in Mercury Control Center, where they will be stationed during the MA-9 mission of Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper. Schirra is Cape Canaveral Cap Com, Slayton will direct the nine Gemini and Apollo astronauts who are at the Cape for mission orientation, and Shepard is MA-9 backup pilot.

  9. The Bauhaus Artist-Teacher: Walter Gropius's Philosophy of Art Education

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    Daichendt, G. James

    2010-01-01

    Walter Gropius built the internationally known movement and art school known as the Bauhaus between the years 1919 and 1928. This new institution was born by combining two fledging schools: the Weimar School of Arts and Crafts with the Weimar Academy of Fine Arts. In this new academy all media were regarded as acceptable as Gropius sought to…

  10. Seeing and Playing as Labor: Toward a Visual Materialist Pedagogy of Video Games through Walter Benjamin

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    Bulut, Ergin

    2013-01-01

    In this article, the author draws specifically on the work of Walter Benjamin and engages with the world of video games by focusing on the constitution of labor as it unfolds in modding practices, as well as approaching the very act of seeing labor in a highly visual culture where value is extracted not just through the labor process but also…

  11. 1989 Sullivan Award: Walter Sullivan honored with AGU's New Award for Excellence in Science Journalism

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    Briscoe, Melbourne G.

    Thank you, Mr. President, for the opportunity to be here at the AGU Spring Meeting to present this award.Walter Seager Sullivan, Jr., is listed in Current Biography as “born 1918, journalist.” This is like listing Arnold Palmer as a “golfer” it is true, but it misses the point.

  12. Teaching the Interrelationship between Stress, Emotions, and Cardiovascular Risk Using a Classic Paper by Walter Cannon

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    Gwirtz, Patricia A.

    2008-01-01

    Classroom discussion of the classic article by Walter B. Cannon in 1914, entitled "The emergency function of the adrenal medulla in pain and the major emotions," is an excellent tool to teach graduate students the interaction between stress, emotions, and cardiovascular function. Using this article, we are able to review important early research

  13. Alternative reality and art: the creative world of Walter Inglis Anderson.

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    Rodenhauser, Paul

    2005-01-01

    Both mental illness and creativity run in families. This observation suggests the possibility of genetic predisposition; in light of the known dynamic interrelationships among the environment, the personality, and the brain, however, it does not diminish the possibility of significant environmental influence on personal development. An examination of the biological, psychological, and social forces impacting the life of Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), the South's most important artist, serves as a case in point. Anderson's upbringing, including his mother's determination that her sons become artists and her beliefs about the shamanistic role of artists in society, might have played a large part in establishing an unusual and indelible frame of reference in a family whose history insinuated the possibility of untoward outcomes. Walter Anderson's life as an artist--one who lived at times in an alternative reality--raises questions about how a different set of circumstances might have affected his mental state as well as his talent. This essay discusses some of the important relationships, events, and circumstances in Walter Anderson's life from a biopsychosocial perspective, with emphasis on psychodynamic implications of his illness and its questionable diagnosis as schizophrenia. PMID:15681884

  14. [Decriminalizing traditional Andean medicine: an interview with Walter Álvarez Quispe].

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    Quispe, Walter Álvarez; Loza, Carmen Beatriz

    2014-01-01

    Walter Álvarez Quispe, a Kallawaya healer and biomedical practitioner specializing in general surgery and gynecology, presents the struggle of traditional and alternative healers to get their Andean medical systems depenalized between 1960 and 1990. Bolivia was the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to decriminalize traditional medicine before the proposals of the International Conference on Primary Health Care (Alma-Ata, 1978). The data provided by the interviewee show that the successes achieved, mainly by the Kallawayas, stem from their own independent initiative. These victories are not the result of official policies of interculturality in healthcare, although the successes achieved tend to be ascribed to them. PMID:25606737

  15. A Century of Chemical Dynamics Traced through the Nobel Prizes. 1998: Walter Kohn and John Pople

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    van Houten, Josh

    2002-11-01

    The 1998 Nobel Prize was awarded to Walter Kohn "for his development of the density-functional theory" and to John Pople "for his development of computational methods in quantum chemistry." They enabled improved energy calculations on molecules and other multi-atom systems. Chemists have taken advantage of those developments to perform calculations on systems during reactive encounters, thereby obtaining a better understanding of chemical dynamics and allowing for predictions regarding the course of chemical reactions based on the energies of various possible transition states.

  16. Heat transfer analysis in the flow of Walters' B fluid with a convective boundary condition

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    Hayat, T.; Sadia, Asad; Mustafa, M.; Hamed, H. Alsulami

    2014-08-01

    Radiative heat transfer in the steady two-dimensional flow of Walters' B fluid with a non-uniform heat source/sink is investigated. An incompressible fluid is bounded by a stretching porous surface. The convective boundary condition is used for the thermal boundary layer problem. The relevant equations are first simplified under usual boundary layer assumptions and then transformed into a similar form by suitable transformations. Explicit series solutions of velocity and temperature are derived by the homotopy analysis method (HAM). The dimensionless velocity and temperature gradients at the wall are calculated and discussed.

  17. Geographic intersections of regional science: Reflections on Walter Isard's contributions to geography

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    Glasmeier, Amy

    . In his writing, analyses, and commentaries, Walter Isard contributed significantly to economic geography, inspiring a generation of economic geographers with seminal texts on industrial location and spatial economics and methods of regional analysis - a line of argumentation that explicitly incorporated economic reasoning into an otherwise largely descriptive and inventory-based subdiscipline of geography. His circumscribed view of regional development and industrial location helped precipitate the emergence of the critical turn in economic geography in the late 1970s. He was the one early modern 20th century economics author to successfully wed economics and a certain perspective on space.

  18. Unveiling of sign for Walter C. Williams Research Aircraft Integration Facility

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    1995-01-01

    In a brief ceremony following a memorial service for the late Walter C. Williams on November 17, 1995, the Integrated Test Facility (ITF) at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, California, was formally renamed the Walter C. Williams Research Aircraft Integration Facility. Shown is the family of Walt Williams: Helen, his widow, sons Charles and Howard, daughter Elizabeth Williams Powell, their spouses and children unveiling the new sign redesignating the Facility. The test facility provides state-of-the-art capabilities for thorough ground testing of advanced research aircraft. It allows researchers and technicians to integrate and test aircraft systems before each research flight, which greatly enhances the safety of each mission. In September 1946 Williams became engineer-in-charge of a team of five engineers who arrived at Muroc Army Air Base (now Edwards AFB) from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics's Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, Hampton, Virginia (now NASA's Langley Research Center), to prepare for supersonic research flights in a joint NACA-Army Air Forces program involving the rocket-powered X-1. This established the first permanent NACA presence at the Mojave Desert site although initially the five engineers and others who followed them were on temporary assignment. Over time, Walt continued to be in charge during the many name changes for the NACA-NASA organization, with Williams ending his stay as Chief of the NASA Flight Research Center in September 1959 (today NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center).

  19. [Walter Creutz and "euthanasia" in the rhein province: between resistance and collaboration].

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    Schmuhl, H-W

    2013-09-01

    Over many decades Walter Creutz, medical officer in the provincial administration of Rhine Province from 1935 to 1945, was held to be one of the few psychiatrists who had actively opposed the Nazi "Euthanasia" program. In the famous "Euthanasia trial" in Düsseldorf from 1948 to 1950, Creutz was acquitted of complicity in murder; the court attested that he had done his best to sabotage the "Euthanasia" program and in so doing had saved up to 3,000 patients in the Rhineland. This rendering was circulated further in the history of science literature, so that the Rhine Province was considered to be a center of resistance to the "Euthanasia" program. Doubts about this portrayal have arisen since the 1980s. Various authors attempted to prove that Walter Creutz collaborated with the "Euthanasia" apparatus claiming there was no evidence of opposition or resistance or only to a very limited degree. However, this new perspective is based on an equally one-sided, at times grossly distorted analysis of the sources. The article provides building blocks for a more differentiated interpretation. PMID:23995339

  20. STS-55 MS1/PLC Ross and Payload Specialist Walter work in SL-D2 module

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    1993-01-01

    STS-55 Mission Specialist 1 (MS1) and Payload Commander (PLC) Jerry L. Ross floats near cycle ergometer and Rack 9 Anthrorack (AR) (Human Physiology Laboratory) as German Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter reviews a checklist in front of Rack 11 Experiment Rack. These experiment stations and the crewmembers are in the shirt-sleeve environment of the Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module onboard the Earth-orbiting Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. In the background is the SL-D2 aft end cone. Behind Ross and Walter is Rack 12 Experiment Rack with Baroreflex (BA).

  1. The data access infrastructure of the Wadden Sea Long Term Ecosystem Research (WaLTER) project

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    De Bruin, T.

    2011-12-01

    The Wadden Sea, North of The Netherlands, Germany and Danmark, is one of the most important tidal areas in the world. In 2009, the Wadden Sea was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The area is noted for its ecological diversity and value, being a stopover for large numbers of migrating birds. The Wadden Sea is also used intensively for economic activities by inhabitants of the surrounding coasts and islands, as well as by the many tourists visiting the area every year. A whole series of monitoring programmes is carried out by a range of governmental bodies and institutes to study the natural processes occuring in the Wadden Sea ecosystems as well as the influence of human activities on those ecosystems. Yet, the monitoring programmes are scattered and it is difficult to get an overview of those monitoring activities or to get access to the data resulting from those monitoring programmes. The Wadden Sea Long Term Ecosystem Research (WaLTER) project aims to: 1. To provide a base set of consistent, standardized, long-term data on changes in the Wadden Sea ecological and socio-economic system in order to model and understand interrelationships with human use, climate variation and possible other drivers. 2. To provide a research infrastructure, open access to commonly shared databases, educational facilities and one or more field sites in which experimental, innovative and process-driven research can be carried out. This presentation will introduce the WaLTER-project and explain the rationale for this project. The presentation will focus on the data access infrastructure which will be used for WaLTER. This infrastructure is part of the existing and operational infrastructure of the National Oceanographic Data Committee (NODC) in the Netherlands. The NODC forms the Dutch node in the European SeaDataNet consortium, which has built an European, distributed data access infrastructure. WaLTER, NODC and SeaDataNet all use the same technology, developed within the SeaDataNet-project, resulting in a high level of standardization across Europe. Benefits and pitfalls of using this infrastructure will be addressed.

  2. In Quest of Walter Smith: The Past, Present, and Future Impact of Visual Art in Adult Education

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    Cole, Meredith Amanda

    2009-01-01

    Walter Smith is a relatively unknown historical figure in the art world, but he is essential to defining adult education's past. present. and future in the area of visual art. His artistic endeavors in America sparked facets of the way art education is practiced today. However, along the way we have lost the tenets of social change which he sought

  3. Harlem Connections: Teaching Walter Dean Myers'"Scorpions" with Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Sport of the Gods."

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    West, Mark I.

    1999-01-01

    Describes how the author, in a course titled "Literature for Adolescents" paired Walter Dean Myers' 1988 young adult novel, "Scorpions," with Paul Laurence Dunbar's 1902 novel for adults, "The Sport of the Gods." Describes student readers' responses to the pair of books, which focus on the difficulties of growing up in Harlem. (SR)

  4. Internal Quality Assurance Reviews: Challenges and Processes--Walter Sisulu University's Business, Management Sciences and Law Faculty

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    Moodly, A.; Saunderson, I.

    2008-01-01

    The Council for Higher Educations' (CHE) Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) requires internal quality evaluations to be performed on the various programmes offered by the Faculty before visitation by the HEQC. This article examines some of the challenges and processes followed by six of the departments of Walter Sisulu University's Faculty

  5. The founding of Walter Reed General Hospital and the beginning of modern institutional army medical care in the United States.

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    Adler, Jessica L

    2014-10-01

    When Walter Reed United States Army General Hospital opened its doors in 1909, the Spanish-American War had been over for a decade, World War I was in the unforeseeable future, and army hospital admission rates were steadily decreasing. The story of the founding of Walter Reed, which remained one of the flagship military health institutions in the United States until its 2011 closure, is a story about the complexities of the turn of the twentieth century. Broad historical factors-heightened imperial ambitions, a drive to modernize the army and its medical services, and a growing acceptance of hospitals as ideal places for treatment-explain why the institution was so urgently fought for and ultimately won funding at the particular moment it did. The justifications put forth for the establishment of Walter Reed indicate that the provision of publicly funded medical care for soldiers has been predicated not only on a sense of humanitarian commitment to those who serve, but on principles of military efficiency, thrift, pragmatism, and international competition. On a more general level, the story of Walter Reed's founding demonstrates a Progressive Era shift in health services for U.S. soldiers-from temporary, makeshift hospitals to permanent institutions with expansive goals. PMID:23839016

  6. Internal Quality Assurance Reviews: Challenges and Processes--Walter Sisulu University's Business, Management Sciences and Law Faculty

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    Moodly, A.; Saunderson, I.

    2008-01-01

    The Council for Higher Educations' (CHE) Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) requires internal quality evaluations to be performed on the various programmes offered by the Faculty before visitation by the HEQC. This article examines some of the challenges and processes followed by six of the departments of Walter Sisulu University's Faculty…

  7. In Quest of Walter Smith: The Past, Present, and Future Impact of Visual Art in Adult Education

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    Cole, Meredith Amanda

    2009-01-01

    Walter Smith is a relatively unknown historical figure in the art world, but he is essential to defining adult education's past. present. and future in the area of visual art. His artistic endeavors in America sparked facets of the way art education is practiced today. However, along the way we have lost the tenets of social change which he sought…

  8. Linking Education and Industry at Two-Year Colleges: The Raymond Walters College Experience. NCCSCE Working Paper Series.

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    Flory, Harriette

    1986-01-01

    At Raymond Walters College (RWC), a two-year branch of the University of Cincinnati, the concept of developing linkages with business and industry began in 1983 with the creation of a new administrative office of Educational Services and a new community advisory board, the RWC Work and Learning Council. Though RWC provides noncredit training in a…

  9. Shock at the millennium II. Walter B. Cannon and Lawrence J. Henderson.

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    Chambers, N K; Buchman, T G

    2001-10-01

    Walter B. Cannon and Lawrence J. Henderson, students of shock in the early twentieth century, were contemporaries for four decades in the Harvard Department of Physiology. While their discoveries continue to have important clinical applications, both men established complementary methods of scientific investigation and description. Both men were inspired by Claude Bernard, hewing to his principle of the stability of the milieu intérieur. Cannon, the traditional experimentalist, employed a reductionist approach by holding constant the confounding variables of his experiments; in contrast, Henderson, the strategist of theoretical analysis, deduced patterns and relationships from less constrained models, focusing on complexity using mathematics and graphs. In delineation, Cannon described mechanisms; Henderson described the organization of systems. Cannon's emphasis on homeostasis with the identification of feedback arcs dominated shock research for the balance of the twentieth century. Henderson's perspective designating the importance of organization to those restorative mechanisms could well reemerge to dominate the twenty-first. PMID:11580110

  10. Blood and the Revenant in Walter Scott's The Fair Maid of Perth.

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    Inglis, Katherine

    2014-01-01

    In Sir Walter Scott's The Fair Maid of Perth; or St Valentine's Day (1828), the resuscitated subject is referred to as a revenant, a term that Scott borrowed from Henry Thomson's Blackwoodian tale 'Le Revenant' (1827), meaning 'dead-alive'. Taking its cue from the sanguinary subtext of The Fair Maid of Perth, which is fascinated with the shedding of blood and transfusion of fluids, this chapter reads the Scottish revenant as a literary reflection on the extraordinary promise of blood transfusion in the 1820s: that death could be understood as a process, rather than an absolute state, and that medical intervention could restore life to those on the brink of death and even to the recently deceased. PMID:27132355

  11. Shock at the millennium. I. Walter B. Cannon and Alfred Blalock.

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    Chambers, N K; Buchman, T G

    2000-06-01

    Present management of shock derives, in part, from the classic investigations of Walter B. Cannon and Alfred Blalock. The intersections of their professional lives as recorded in the professional literature and in personal correspondence suggest that Blalock's pivotal studies of experimental shock were fueled, at least in part, by Cannon's inability to resolve the inconsistencies of the then-popular toxic theory of shock. Cannon appears to have substantially shaped Blalock's thought and work, initially as authority and competitor and later as colleague and friend. Blalock's experimental proof that injury precipitated obligatory locoregional fluid losses, the effects of which could be ameliorated by vigorous restoration of plasma volume, became a cornerstone of shock theory and therapy. PMID:10847639

  12. Teaching basic gastrointestinal physiology using classic papers by Dr. Walter B. Cannon.

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    Bertrand, Paul P; Bertrand, Rebecca L

    2007-06-01

    The movements of the gastrointestinal tract, as described by Walter B. Cannon 100 years ago, reveal much about the functions of this unique organ and how it is controlled by the body. Two classic papers by Cannon provide a rare glimpse into the hidden functions of the body and give students a great example of the scientific method in action. In this essay, we describe the basic movements and functions of the gastrointestinal tract as revealed by X-rays, contrast meals, and Cannon's careful observations. It is Cannon's experimental care and obvious interest in his subject matter that can provide your students with a taste of the excitement of discovery and insight into the processes by which experimental science moves forward. PMID:17562900

  13. Teaching the interrelationship between stress, emotions, and cardiovascular risk using a classic paper by Walter Cannon.

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    Gwirtz, Patricia A

    2008-03-01

    Classroom discussion of the classic article by Walter B. Cannon in 1914, entitled "The emergency function of the adrenal medulla in pain and the major emotions," is an excellent tool to teach graduate students the interaction between stress, emotions, and cardiovascular function. Using this article, we are able to review important early research by Dr. Cannon, including discussion of his scientific methods and results and how they hold true today. This article outlines how this classic paper is used to allow students to explore basics principles of cardiovascular control during stress. The teaching points that are presented illustrate how students can be directed to understand the interrelationship between chronic stress and cardiovascular disease. PMID:18334563

  14. Stephen Hall Receives 2012 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-Features: Citation

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    Pearson, Helen

    2013-01-01

    Stephen Hall, a freelance science writer and science-communication teacher, received the Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-Features at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 5 December 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. Hall was honored for the article "At Fault?" published 15 September 2011 in Nature. The article examines the legal, personal, and political repercussions from a 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy for seismologists who had attempted to convey seismic risk assessments to the public. The 6.3 magnitude quake devastated the medieval town and caused more than 300 deaths. Six scientists and one government official were subsequently convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison for inadequately assessing and mischaracterizing the risks to city residents, despite the inexact nature of seismic risk assessment. The Sullivan award is for work published with a deadline pressure of more than 1 week.

  15. Boundary-Layer Flow of Walters' B Fluid with Newtonian Heating

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    Hayat, Tasawar; Shafiq, Anum; Mustafa, Meraj; Alsaedi, Ahmed

    2015-05-01

    This work studies the flow of Walters-B fluid over a stretching surface with Newtonian heating. The governing partial differential equations are first simplified through boundary layer approximations and then reduced into ordinary differential equations by using the appropriate substitutions. The resulting problems have been solved for the series solutions by a homotopic approach. Convergence analysis is performed and appropriate values are determined by plotting the so-called ℏ-curves. Graphical results for the dimensionless velocity and temperature are presented and discussed for various physical parameters. In addition, the expressions of skin friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number are presented. The dimensionless expressions of wall shear stress and wall mass flux are analysed graphically and numerically.

  16. Seasonal variation in secondary metabolites of edible shoots of Buck's beard [Aruncus dioicus (Walter) Fernald (Rosaceae)].

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    Fusani, Pietro; Piwowarski, Jakub P; Zidorn, Christian; Kiss, Anna K; Scartezzini, Fabrizio; Granica, Sebastian

    2016-07-01

    Aruncus dioicus (Walter) Fernald is an herbaceous plant belonging to the Rosaceae family. In the northern regions of Italy young shoots of A. dioicus are collected and used as vegetable. No studies on the chemical composition of young shoots of A. dioicus have been reported so far. Thus, the aim of the present paper was to develop and validate a comprehensive chromatographic method allowing the identification and quantification of chemical compounds occurring in A. dioicus shoots harvested at different developmental stages. The results showed that shoots contain mainly polyphenols. Twenty-four compounds were detected. Caffeoylglucose derivatives were recognized as major compounds. It was also confirmed that shoots contain the cyanogenic compound prunasin at all investigated vegetation stages. It was shown that the prunasin content significantly increases during plant development, thus justifying the belief that after the development of the first green leaves, shoots should not be used for culinary purposes any longer. PMID:26920262

  17. Magic, Mind Control, and the Body Electric: "Materia Medica" in Sir Walter Scott's Library at Abbotsford.

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    Levy, Lindsay

    2014-01-01

    This chapter examines the medical texts, or "Materia Medica", held by Sir Walter Scott in his library at Abbotsford. While the vast majority of Scott's medical texts are antiquarian, his library also contains rare tracts and ephemera relating to the medical practice of the infamous quack, Dr James Graham (1745-94), and the Burke and Hare controversy of 1828 and its aftermath. Examining Scott's holdings of medical texts in relation to his own health and that of his family and friends, it is argued that the lack of contemporary medical self-help texts in his library is striking and indicative of his stoical attitude towards health, despite his clear interest in medical culture. PMID:27132356

  18. AmeriFlux US-CRT Curtice Walter-Berger cropland

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    Chen, Jiquan [University of Toledo / Michigan State University

    2016-01-01

    This is the AmeriFlux version of the carbon flux data for the site US-CRT Curtice Walter-Berger cropland. Site Description - The conventional cropland site is rain fed and no irrigation is applied. As it is located in a part of the historic Great Black Swamp, drainage tiles are deployed around 0.5–1.0 m beneath the ground surface in order to draw down the water level. The soil is classified as silty clay and silty clay loam. The cultivation practices include minimum tillage and both insect and weed control.  During the study period, the cropland was planted with soybean and winter wheat.

  19. Heart failure gene therapy: closer to reality. Professor Walter Koch speaks to Christine Forder, commissioning editor.

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    Koch, Walter J

    2009-03-01

    Professor Walter Koch is currently a Director at the Center for Translational Medicine and Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, PA, USA. Professor Koch started his career as a Research Associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. His work is based around heart failure and the molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of signaling through cardiovascular adrenergic receptors, the study of G-proteincoupled receptor function and signaling, and heart failure gene therapy. His current studies are investigating into the use of novel viral-mediated myocardial gene delivery for use in congestive heart failure, with an aim at developing reproducible surgical means of gene therapy. He is also involved in research to understand novel molecular signaling mechanisms responsible for reversible cardiac injury and potential repair. PMID:19371185

  20. On target? The challenge of integrating biomarker research in drug development. Interview with Walter Carney.

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    Carney, Walter

    2007-06-01

    In spite of the current explosion of interest in biomarker research, industry seems to be struggling to incorporate these advances into drug development and healthcare delivery. Biomarkers in Medicine explored the issues with Dr Walter Carney, a pioneer in linking diagnostics with medicines to target therapies to stratified patient groups. Dr Carney and his colleagues were the first to discover the circulating human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)2/neu oncoprotein in women with metastatic breast cancer. He has been granted numerous patents pertaining to the HER2/neu and ras oncoproteins, as well as having published extensively in this area. Dr Carney joined the DuPont Medical Products Department in 1982 where he held a variety of management positions in the Diagnostics Division. He was Vice President and General Manager of the Diagnostics and Research Products Division and in 1997 was appointed President of Oncogene Science. Dr Carney also held the position of Vice President of Proprietary Drug Development Programs for OSI Pharmaceuticals until Oncogene Science joined Bayer Diagnostics in late 1999. As part of Bayer HealthCare, Dr Carney continued as Head of the Oncogene Science business, which is a Center of Excellence for Oncology and is focused on the use of novel biomarker tests in linking diagnostics with pharmaceuticals. Oncogene Science is now part of the Global Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, which is the first integrated diagnostics company and driving medical innovation by combining circulating biomarkers with imaging biomarkers. PMID:20477457

  1. Time-of-travel and dispersion studies, Lehigh River, Francis E. Walter Lake to Easton, Pennsylvania

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    Kauffman, C.D.

    1983-01-01

    Results of time-of-travel and dispersion studies are presented for the 77.0 mile reach of the Lehigh River from Francis E. Walter Lake to Easton, Pennsylvania. Rhodamine WT dye was injected at several points for a variety of several common flow conditions and its downstream travel was monitored at a number of downstream points by means of a fluorometer. Time-of-travel data have been related to stream discharge, distance along the river channel and dispersion. If 2.205 pounds of a conservative water soluble contaminant were accidentally spilled into the Lehigh River at Penn Haven Junction at Black Creek 6.09 miles downstream from Rockport, Pennsylvania, when the discharge at Walnutport, Pennsylvania, was 600 cubic feet per second, the leading edge, peak, and trailing edge of the contaminant would arrive 31.6 miles downstream at the Northhampton, Pennsylvania, water intakes 45, 54, and 66 hours later, respectively. The maximum concentration expected at the intakes would be about 1.450 micrograms per liter. From data and relations presented, time-of-travel and maximum concentration estimates can be made for any two points within the reach. (USGS)

  2. Genetic Drift. The ancient Egyptian dwarfs of the Walters Art Museum.

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    Kozma, Chahira

    2010-10-01

    The ancient Egyptians left an impressive artistic legacy documenting many aspects of their society including the existence of dwarfs as highly valued members. In previous publications in the Journal, I discussed dwarfs and skeletal dysplasia in ancient Egypt. In this study, I examined the ancient Egyptian representations of dwarfs of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. One of the highlights of the collection is a group of five ivory figurines from Predynastic Times (pre 3500-3100 BCE) depicting a couple, a man with a child, and two females. Representations from other periods include ordinary as well as dwarf deities. The dwarf gods, Bes and Ptah, are frequently depicted holding or biting snakes or standing on crocodiles symbolizing their ability to ward off dangers. A couple of statuettes from the Greco-Roman Period that, in contrast to earlier Egyptian Periods, depict harsh physical anomalies, twisted bodies, and facial pain. The artistic impression can be interpreted as either tragic or humorous. The grotesque depiction of dwarfs during the Greco-Roman Period in ancient Egypt is believed to be due to a greater infusion of Hellenistic influence. This study provides a microcosm of the legacy of dwarfs in ancient Egypt and supports the premise that dwarfs were accepted and integrated in the ancient Egyptian society, and with a few exceptions, their disorder was not depicted as a physical handicap. PMID:20799327

  3. Walter Baade, Fritz Zwicky, and Rudolph Minkowski's Early Supernova Research, 1927 - 1973

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    Osterbrock, D. E.

    1999-12-01

    Long before he ``discovered" the two stellar populations, Walter Baade was a pioneer in research on supernovae and their remnants. In 1927, while still in Germany, Baade emphasized what he called ``Hauptnovae" (chief novae) as highly luminous, potential distance indicators. He joined the Mount Wilson staff in 1931, bringing the ``secret" of the Schmidt camera with him, and encouraged Fritz Zwicky to carry out a supernova search with one at Palomar. Baade and Zwicky used the term ``supernova" in their 1933 joint paper. Zwicky began a systematic search in 1936, and Baade followed up with the 100-in reflector to derive light curves. He confirmed that Tycho's ``nova" of 1572 and the Crab nebula had been supernovae in our Galaxy. Baade advised N. U. Mayall, at Lick, on his spectroscopic study of the Crab nebula. In 1933, after Hitler came to power, Rudolph Minkowski had to leave Germany. Baade managed to get him a Mount Wilson staff position. Minkowski then did the spectroscopic observations of supernovae, beginning in 1937. Within a few years he and Baade were able to distinguish type I and II supernovae. Baade's further work on supernovae included historical research in Latin, Italian, and German, as well as filter photography. He searched hard for a remnant of SN 1885 in M 31, but never succeeded in finding it. After World War II the Crab nebula was found to be a strong radio source, and Baade and Minkowski used the 200-in to identify other supernova remnants, beginning with Cas A. Baade collaborated closely with Jan Oort and his student, Lo Woltjer, in their studies of the Crab nebula. After Baade retired in 1958, Minkowski continued supernova research for more than a decade; one of his favorite objects was the expanding Cygnus Loop.

  4. Walter Baade, Dynamical Astronomer at Goettingen, Hamburg, Mount Wilson, and Palomar Observatories

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    Osterbrock, D. E.

    2002-09-01

    Walter Baade, famous for his astrophysical discoveries, also made many contributions in dynamical astronomy. His thesis at Goettingen University on the spectroscopic orbit of β Lyrae was based on spectrograms his teacher, Johannes Hartmann, had taken at Potsdam years earlier. Immediately on receiving his Ph.D. in 1919, Baade joined the Hamburg Bergedorf Observatory staff, and soon was the sole observer with its 1-m reflector, the largest telescope in Europe. Under its director, Richard Schorr, Baade's main job at first was to obtain direct plates of asteroids and comets for positional measurements. As an incidental part of this observing he discovered many asteroids, eight of which were eventually named, including 966 Muschi (his wife's nickname), 944 Hidalgo, with large orbital semi-major axis, eccentricity, and inclination, and 1036 Ganymed, whose orbit extends inside that of Mars. Baade also discovered a new comet, 1922 II. During the close approach of Eros in 1930 Baade measured its period of light variation, its color, and its mean magnitude. After Pluto was discovered in 1930 he measured its position assiduously, following it as far from opposition as he could. In 1931 Baade moved to Mount Wilson, where he concentrated almost entirely on globular-cluster, supernova, and galaxy research. He saw many asteroid trails on his long exposures but did not report them except for one, 7448 (still not named), which showed a very long trail on a 3-hr exposure of the Crab nebula. At Palomar, using the 48-in Schmidt soon after it went into operation, he dicovered and reported 1566 Icarus, with a very small perihelion distance, and later his second comet, 1955 VI.

  5. Interaction of magnetic field with heat and mass transfer in free convection flow of a Walters'-B fluid

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    Khan, Ilyas; Ali, Farhad; Ali Shah, Nehad

    2016-04-01

    The heat and mass transfer phenomenon is studied in the unsteady free convection flow of a Walters'-B fluid in the presence of a transverse magnetic field. The problem is modelled in terms of partial differential equations with some physical conditions. Exact solutions for velocity, temperature and concentration are obtained via Laplace transform method. They satisfy imposed initial and boundary conditions. As a special case for Γ → 0, these solutions can be be reduced to the similar solutions for Newtonian fluids. The shear stress at the boundary is evaluated from the velocity solution. Numerical results of velocity and shear stress are portrayed through graphs and discussed for various embedded parameters.

  6. Lebans, Handman, McDonald, and Lurie Receive 2009 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-Features

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    Weaver, Andrew J.; Handman, Jim

    2009-07-01

    Jim Lebans, Jim Handman, Bob McDonald, and Zerah Lurie of the Canadian Broadcsting Corporation (CBC) Radio's Quirks & Quarks program received the Walter Sullivan Award at the Joint Assembly, held 26 May 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Lebans, Handman, McDonald, and Lurie were honored for “Canada 2050: Our Future in a Changing Climate,” an eight-part, audio portrait of Canada after 4 decades of expected climate change, depicted through the words of Canadian scientists at the forefront of predicting climate, ecological, and societal transformations.

  7. Massenmedien und Bildung: Eine padagogische Interpretation der Adorno-Benjamin-Kontroverse (Mass Media and Education: A Pedagogical Interpretation of the Controversy between Theodore Adorno and Walter Benjamin).

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    Imai, Yasuo

    1997-01-01

    Gives a pedagogical interpretation of the controversy between Adorno (Theodore) and Benjamin (Walter). Sketches their different conceptions of what constitutes a pedagogical problem and discusses differences between their positions against the background of their shared concern, best described as "experiential poverty." (DSK)

  8. The Walter B. Cannon Physiology in Perspective Lecture, 2007. ATP-sensitive K+ channels and disease: from molecule to malady.

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    Ashcroft, Frances M

    2007-10-01

    This essay is based on a lecture given to the American Physiological Society in honor of Walter B. Cannon, an advocate of homeostasis. It focuses on the role of the ATP-sensitive potassium K(+) (K(ATP)) channel in glucose homeostasis and, in particular, on its role in insulin secretion from pancreatic beta-cells. The beta-cell K(ATP) channel comprises pore-forming Kir6.2 and regulatory SUR1 subunits, and mutations in either type of subunit can result in too little or too much insulin release. Here, I review the latest information on the relationship between K(ATP) channel structure and function, and consider how mutations in the K(ATP) channel genes lead to neonatal diabetes or congenital hyperinsulinism. PMID:17652156

  9. Realizing Major William Borden's dream: military medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and its wounded warriors, 1909-2009: an essay review.

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    Connor, J T H

    2011-07-01

    This essay review examines three books dealing with the founding and subsequent activities of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) and the evolution of military medicine from 1909 to 2009 recently published by the US Army's Borden Institute. Established by fellow army doctor William Borden to honor Walter Reed himself, WRAMC, located in Washington, DC, soon became the public and professional face of medical care for American soldiers. The discussion highlights the ongoing issue of the care and treatment of combat amputees; aspects of gender within military medicine; and WRAMC's function as an educational and research facility. Also discussed are the archival and documentary bases for these books and their utility for historians. Complimentary analysis of two of the books which are, in particular, explicitly about the history of WRAMC is contextualized within the celebration of the centennial of this army post contemporaneously with its closure, amalgamation, and relocation primarily to Maryland. PMID:21724648

  10. The Walter B. Cannon Memorial Award Lecture, 2009. Physiology in perspective: The wisdom of the body. In search of autonomic balance: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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    Abboud, François M

    2010-06-01

    Walter B. Cannon's research on the sympathetic nervous system and neurochemical transmission was pioneering. Wisdom has endowed our body with a powerful autonomic neural regulation of the circulation that provides optimal perfusion of every organ in accordance to its metabolic needs. Exquisite sensors tuned to an optimal internal environment trigger central and peripheral sympathetic and parasympathetic motor neurons and allow desirable and beneficial adjustments to physiologic needs as well as to acute cardiovascular stresses. This short review, presented as The Walter B. Cannon Memorial Award Lecture for 2009, addresses the mechanisms that disrupt sensory signaling and result in a chronic maladjustment of the autonomic neural output that in many cardiovascular diseases results in excessive increases in the risks of dying. The hopes for any reduction of those risks resides in an understanding of the molecular determinants of neuronal signaling. PMID:20219871

  11. Discovery of rhenium and masurium (technetium) by Ida Noddack-Tacke and Walter Noddack. Forgotten heroes of nuclear medicine.

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    Biersack, H-J; Stelzner, F; Knapp, F F

    2015-01-01

    The history of the early identification of elements and their designation to the Mendeleev Table of the Elements was an important chapter in German science in which Ida (1896-1978) and Walter (1893-1960) Noddack played an important role in the first identification of rhenium (element 75, 1925) and technetium (element 43, 1933). In 1934 Ida Noddack was also the first to predict fission of uranium into smaller atoms. Although the Noddacks did not for some time later receive the recognition for the first identification of technetium-99m, their efforts have appropriately more recently been recognized. The discoveries of these early pioneers are even more astounding in light of the limited technologies and resources which were available during this period. The Noddack discoveries of elements 43 and 75 are related to the subsequent use of rhenium-188 (beta/gamma emitter) and technetium-99m (gamma emitter) in nuclear medicine. In particular, the theranostic relationship between these two generator-derived radioisotopes has been demonstrated and offers new opportunities in the current era of personalized medicine. PMID:26478117

  12. Physiological and biochemical mechanisms of allelopathy mediated by the allelochemical extracts of Phytolacca latbenia (Moq.) H. Walter.

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    Ullah, Nazif; Haq, Ihsan Ul; Safdar, Naila; Mirza, Bushra

    2015-10-01

    In allelopathy, one plant suppresses the growth and development of other plant/plants by negatively affecting a variety of physiological and biochemical reactions. We checked the effects of methanolic extracts (allelochemical extracts) of Phytolacca latbenia (Moq.) H. Walter on antioxidant enzyme activities such as peroxidases (PODs), super oxide dismutases (SODs) and catalase (CAT) and on total protein contents (TPC), cellular injury (CI), and malondialdehyde (MDA) in the germinating seeds of Brassica napus L. (dicot) and Triticum aestivum L. (monocot). Both the crude methanolic extract root (CMER) and crude methanolic extract aerial (CMEA) of P. latbenia at 10000 ppm significantly reduced the POD activity in both the test seeds. The activity of SODs was significantly decreased by both CMER and CMEA in B. napus germinating seeds. A linear increase in the activity of CAT, CI, and MDA contents was found in both the test seeds with the increasing concentrations of CMEA and CMER, while TPC of the germinating seeds was found decreased. It is inferred that both the CMEA and CMER inhibited/delayed the seed germination, reduced the seedling growth by affecting a variety of biochemical and physiological attributes, and also caused cellular membrane injury in the germinating seeds of both the monocot and dicot seeds. PMID:23572390

  13. "The casual cruelty of our prejudices": on Walter Lippmann's theory of stereotype and its "obliteration" in psychology and social science.

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    Bottom, William P; Kong, Dejun Tony

    2012-01-01

    Reflecting on his wartime government service, Walter Lippmann (1922) developed a theory of policy formulation and error. Introducing the constructs of stereotype, mental model, blind spots, and the process of manufacturing consent, his theory prescribed interdisciplinary social science as a tool for enhancing policy making in business and government. Lippmann used his influence with the Rockefeller foundations, business leaders, Harvard and the University of Chicago to gain support for this program. Citation analysis of references to "stereotype" and Lippmann reveals the rapid spread of the concept across the social sciences and in public discourse paralleled by obliteration by incorporation of the wider theory in behavioral science. "Stereotype" is increasingly invoked in anthropology, economics, and sociology though Lippmann and his wider theory ceased being cited decades ago. In psychology, citations are increasing but content analysis revealed blind spots and misconceptions about the theory and prescription. Studies of heuristics, biases, and organizational decision substantiate Lippmann's theory of judgment and choice. But his model for social science failed to consider the bounded rationality and blind spots of its practitioners. Policy formulation today is supported by research from narrow disciplinary silos not interdisciplinary science that reflects an awareness of history. PMID:22936385

  14. A Description of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's In-Patient Psychiatric Service Population 1973 to 1975

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    Collins, James L.; Wells, John D.; Pearson, David

    1977-01-01

    A three-year evaluation of demographic and diagnostic patterns in a large Army psychiatric in-patient facility is described. Active duty personnel accounted for 83.6 percent of patient episodes. No simple catchment area could be defined for this facility. Active duty patient episodes tended to be with younger, junior enlisted men whose sicknesses were most frequently diagnosed as schizophrenia. The diseases of blacks were diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia more frequently than in whites. Latent schizophrenia or undifferentiated schizophrenia were diagnosed more frequently in whites than in blacks. The illnesses of active duty female military personnel were more frequently diagnosed as neurotic than as schizophrenic. Of the patient episodes during the three-year period, 12.1 percent were about dependents. They were usually the wives of older, senior enlisted men or senior officers and they stayed an average of 12 days in the hospital. On the other hand, 4.3 percent of the patient episodes were about retired personnel. They came from Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) as did their dependents, and the most frequent diagnosis was alcoholism. Their median stay was 15 days. Subsequent studies will attempt to further clarify these initial findings. PMID:904006

  15. Social individualism: Walter Gropius and his appropriation of Franz Müller-Lyer's idea of a new man.

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    Poppelreuter, Tanja

    2011-01-01

    In 1929, Walter Gropius developed the "High-Rise Steel Frame Apartment Building" that was based on theories about the emergence of a New Man put forward by sociologist Franz Müller-Lyer. In his lecture at the Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne conference in 1929, Gropius appropriated Müller-Lyer's sociology in order to promote and prompt the re-development of high-rise tenements and master households. Gropius’ 1931 contribution to the Deutsche Bauausstellung in Berlin incorporated a full-scale community lounge and a recreation area with sporting equipment, as well as a model and plans for a "High-Rise Steel Frame Apartment Building" that were designed in accordance with Müller-Lyer's theories. While it shows Müller-Lyer's influence, the boxing equipment found in the recreation area reflects the importance that sport, and boxing in particular, had gained after 1900. Boxing was perceived as a sport that would not only further fitness but also raise the spirits and help the inhabitant to succeed in the modern urban environment. By providing boxing equipment, Müller-Lyer's vision, which envisaged master households as furthering a community of peaceful individuals living in a condition of mutual trust, is weakened. In 1923, the sociologist Helmuth Plessner had regarded utopian visions of ideal communities as antithesis to actual events in the Weimar Republic. The embracing of theories that promised an evolutionary and linear development towards peaceful communities can be regarded as a counterreaction to a present that was perceived as an imperfect and temporary condition. Furthermore, Gropius’ appropriation of Müller-Lyer's sociology not only helped to distinguish his position from Marxist and socialist theories but also illustrated the contemporary tendency to accept utopian ideas while simultaneously doubting the practicality of some. PMID:21574288

  16. Walter Pater's "Winckelmann"

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    Carrier, David

    2001-01-01

    In his recent book, "The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault," Alexander Nehamas presents two conceptions of philosophy--philosophy as a theorethical discipline concerned to offer arguments; and the interest of Socrates, Montaigne, and also Nietzsche and Foucault in the art of living. Building on his "Nietzsche: Life as…

  17. Dewatering of the Clayton Formation during construction of the Walter F George Lock and Dam, Fort Gaines, Clay County, Georgia

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    Stewart, J.W.

    1973-01-01

    Walter F. George Lock and Dam, the largest manmade structure in the South, extends over 2llz miles across the flood plain of the Chattahoochee River at Fort Gaines, Clay County, in southwest Georgia and in Henry County, in southeast Alabama. The multipurpose dam consists of two rolled-filled earth dikes, a concrete spillway, a single-stage lock with an 88-foot lift, and a 130,000 kilowatt capacity powerhouse. The foundation of the dam at the river is constructed in the Clayton Formation, and the earth dikes are constructed on river terraces at about 150 feet above msl (mean sea level). At the damsite, the top of the Clayton Formation consists of an "earthy" limestone, which is about 35 feet thick except in the river channel, where it is 12 to 15 feet thick; a "shell" limestone, which averages about 40 feet thick; and a basal "sandy" limestone, which averages about 35 feet thick. The Providence Sand underlies the "sandy" limestone and its thickness is about 175 feet at the damsite. These formations contain water under artesian conditions. The "shell" unit of the Clayton was the principal water-bearing formation pumped during construction of the lock and dam. The large yields of the wells from concentrated areas over extended periods of time indicate that in the vicinity of the Chattahoochee River, the Clayton Formation is a productive aquifer with transmissivity ranging from 48,000 to 77,000 gpd per ft. (gallons per day per foot) and storage coefficient ranging from 2.5 x 10?3 to 2.8 x 10?5. At the spillway site, pumpage ranged from an average of 1,700 to 8,400 gpm (gallons per minute) during the period April 1957 to July 1959; at the powerhouse site, pumpage ranged from 1,600 to 5,000 gpm during the period October 1957 to September 1961; and at the lock site, pumpage ranged from 4,000 to 5,000 gpm during the period July 1960 through December 1961. The large yields represent a source of large quantities of ground water available for industrial and other uses in an area readily accessihle by barge from the Gulf of Mexico to Columbus, Ga. During dewatering, the potentiometric surface was lowered from a pre-pumping altitude of about 115 to 120 feet above msl to a minimum altitude of about 40 feet above msl, or near the bottom of the "shell" limestone. The stage of the Chattahoochee River ranged from about 20 to 60 feet above the potentiometric surface at the dewatering sites. The Chattahoochee River seemingly is recharging the Clayton Formation near the damsite, possibly through large solution cavities such as were observed during construction of the spillway site at the river. Furthermore, a "honeycombed" network of large solution holes caused the collapse of a section of "earthy" limestone near the powerhouse site. Some underground leakage is expected to occur at the damsite because of the cavernous condition of the limestone, particularly on the Alabama side of the river.

  18. Going Green: A Comparative Case Study of How Three Higher Education Institutions Achieved Progressive Measures of Environmental Sustainability

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    James, Matthew R.

    2009-01-01

    Leal Filho, MacDermot, and Padgam (1996) contended that post-secondary institutions are well suited to take on leadership responsibilities for society's environmental protection. Higher education has the unique academic freedom to engage in critical thinking and bold experimentation in environmental sustainability (Cortese, 2003). Although…

  19. Controlled Human Malaria Infection at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research: The Past, Present, and Future From an Entomological Perspective.

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    Garver, Lindsey S; Dowler, Megan; Davidson, Silas A

    2015-01-01

    Thirty years ago, the Entomology Branch at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) performed the first controlled human malaria infection, in which lab-reared mosquitoes were infected with lab-cultured malaria parasites and allowed to feed on human volunteers. The development of this model was a turning point for pre-erythrocytic malaria vaccine research and, through decades of refinement, has supported 30 years of efficacy testing of a suite of antimalarial vaccines and drugs. In this article, we present a historical overview of the research that enabled the first challenge to occur and the modifications made to the challenge over time, a summary of the 104 challenges performed by WRAIR from the first into 2015, and a prospective look at what the next generation of challenges might entail. PMID:26276942

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    ... renewable two-year period. They are: Roy L. Allen Lyle H. Banser Lloyd J. Botsford Walter M. Brown Charley J. Davis Derek T. Ford Paul D. Gaither Taras G. Hamilton Thomas R. Hedden Laurent G. Jacques Lucio Leal... complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476)....

  1. A perspective on 10-years HTS experience at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research - eighteen million assays and counting.

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    Lackovic, Kurt; Lessene, Guillaume; Falk, Hendrik; Leuchowius, Karl-Johan; Baell, Jonathan; Street, Ian

    2014-03-01

    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) is Australia's longest serving medical research institute. WEHI's High Throughput Screening (HTS) Facility was established in 2003 with $5 million of infrastructure funds invested by WEHI, and the Victorian State Government's Strategic Technology Initiative through Bio21 Australia Ltd. The Facility was Australia's first truly academic HTS facility and was one of only a handful operating in publicly funded institutions worldwide at that time. The objectives were to provide access to enabling HTS technologies, such as assay design, liquid handling automation, compound libraries and expertise to promote translation of basic research in a national setting that has a relatively young biotech sector and does not have a big Pharma research presence. Ten years on and the WEHI HTS Facility has participated in over 92 collaborative projects, generated over 18 million data points, and most importantly, projects that began in the Facility have been commercialized successfully (due to strong ties with Business Development and emphasis on intellectual property management) and now have molecules progressing in clinical trials. PMID:24409955

  2. [Narratives in the study of mental health care practices: contributions of the perspectives of Paul Ricoeur, Walter Benjamin and of medical anthropology].

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    Onocko-Campos, Rosana Teresa; Palombini, Analice de Lima; Leal, Erotildes; de Serpa, Octavio Domont; Baccari, Ivana Oliveira Preto; Ferrer, Ana Luiza; Diaz, Alberto Giovanello; Xavier, Maria Angélica Zamora

    2013-10-01

    Narratives are ever more frequent in qualitative studies seeking to interpret experiences and the different viewpoints of individuals in a given context. Starting from this concept, the tradition that addresses narrative is reexamined, including the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur, the historical perspective of Walter Benjamin and the field of medical anthropology grounded in phenomenology. In Ricoeur, with hermeneutics as a variation derived from phenomenology, narrative is linked to temporality. In Benjamin, narrative comprised of bits and pieces, always inconclusive, emerges in spite of the official stories. If Ricoeur retrieves tradition from Gadamer as a fundamental component for the construction of the world of a text that makes imitation of life possible, Benjamin, faced with the collapse of tradition, suggests the invention of narrative forms outside the traditional canons, making it possible to hark to the past in order to change the present. Assumptions of medical anthropology are also presented, as they consider narrative a dimension of life and not its abstraction, namely an embodied and situated narrative. Lastly, three distinct research projects in mental health that use narrative linked to the theoretical concepts cited with their differences and similarities are presented. PMID:24061011

  3. Motion of the American Council on Education and the National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities for Leave to File Brief Amici Curiae and Brief Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners. University of Texas, et al., Petitioners, v. Walter Camenisch, Respondent. In the Supreme Court of the United States, October Term, 1980. No. 80-317.

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    1980

    The motion of the American Council of Education (ACE) and the National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities (NIICU) to reverse the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in The University of Texas vs. Walter Camenisch is presented. The decision had ordered the university to provide free interpreter services to Camenisch, a deaf…

  4. Sir Walter Ralegh and the New World.

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    Shirley, John W.

    America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee, formed in 1978 under the provisions of an act of the North Carolina General Assembly of 1973, was charged with recommending plans for the observance of the quadricentennial of the first English attempts to explore and settle North America. The committee has proposed to carry out a variety of programs…

  5. MICORSATELLITE DNA VARIATION IN IRIS HEXAGONA WALTER.

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    Iris hexagona is reportedly the only native iris species in Florida. It is a member of the section Hexagonae, a small complex of 4-5 species and numerous hybrid populations known popularly as Lousiana iris. I. hexagona occurs mostly in open, freshwater swamps in Texas, Louisiana, Mississipi, Alaba...

  6. Alvarez, Luis Walter (1911-88)

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    Physicist and astronomer, born in San Francisco, CA, professor at the University of California, Nobel prizewinner (1968) for his discoveries in particle physics. Used cosmic rays to `x-ray' the pyramids of Egypt, finding in particular that the tombs in the Great Pyramid at Giza had no hidden rooms. Alvarez (and his son) discovered globally distributed iridium at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary i...

  7. User's instructions for the cardiovascular Walters model

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    Croston, R. C.

    1973-01-01

    The model is a combined, steady-state cardiovascular and thermal model. It was originally developed for interactive use, but was converted to batch mode simulation for the Sigma 3 computer. The model has the purpose to compute steady-state circulatory and thermal variables in response to exercise work loads and environmental factors. During a computer simulation run, several selected variables are printed at each time step. End conditions are also printed at the completion of the run.

  8. Walter J. Ong's Perspectives on Rhetoric.

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    Palmeri, Anthony

    In order to demonstrate Walton J. Ong's continuing relevance to the field of rhetorical theory, a review of his intellectual contributions and development is conducted in three stages, covering not only Ong's books and major articles but also his Jesuit educational history and his reviews of other theorists. In the first period (1939-1950), Ong's…

  9. Functional and biomechanic aspects of the scapular girdle and forelimbs of Unaysaurus tolentinoiLeal et al., 2004 (Saurischia: Sauropodomorpha)

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    Vargas-Peixoto, Dilson; Da-Rosa, Átila Augusto Stock; Gallo de França, Marco Aurélio

    2015-08-01

    This study presents evidence about the biomechanics and forelimbs functionality of the basal sauropodomorph Unaysaurus tolentinoi (upper portion of the SM2 sequence, Santa Maria Supersequence, Upper Triassic from southern Brazil). Maximum and minimum motion angles were inferred in the joints, disregarding the presence and/or thickness of cartilage. Furthermore, processes and external structures of the bones were analyzed in attributing the functionality of forelimbs. Unaysaurus tolentinoi had well-developed grapple ability. However, the preserved elements and their osteological features are not conclusive about strictly bipedalism or quadrupedalism in U. tolentinoi.

  10. Walter Benjamin Confidente de Adorno e Horkheimer na Dialetica do Esclarecimento (Walter Benjamin, Confidant of Adorno and Horkheimer in the Dialectic of the Enlightenment).

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    Pucci, Bruno

    2000-01-01

    Explains that Benjamin, Adorno, and Horkheimer developed philosophical and aesthetic experiences concerning topics of the moment based on similar presuppositions and ideas. Approaches two areas within the confidentiality shared by the interliniation of the Dialectic of the Enlightenment: critique of history as progress and education of the senses.…

  11. Experience in the Very Moment of Writing: Reconsidering Walter Benjamin's Theory of Mimesis

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    Tsuji, Atsuko

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the ateleological moment of learning through imitation. In general, we can learn something new through imitating models we are given, which embody the values of our own society, culture and institutions. This means that imitation is understood in terms of the representation or reproduction of original…

  12. Water-quality assessment of Francis E Walter reservoir, Luzerne and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania

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    Barker, J.L.

    1983-01-01

    Water-quality data, both past and present, show that the waters of the upper Lehigh River basin are somewhat acidic, but otherwise are generally of good quality. This report contains a summary of all known water-quality data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies, as well as a synopsis of current water-quality conditions in the reservoir and its tributaries. Water-quality data collected from June 1981 to May 1982 indicate that raising the pool level from 1,300 to approximately 1,392 feet above sea level (NGVD of 1929) has had some significant, if only temporary, detrimental impacts on the reservoir system and its discharge. Depth profile measurements show that, while the impoindment was thermally stratified for only about 2 weeks, the dissolved oxygen concentrations were depressed to levels critical to fishlife throughout much of the reservoir. Another effect of the raised pool was the lowering of pH in the impoinded water. Median pH values were less than 6.0 throughout the reservoir, whereas they commonly exceeded 6.5 at the normal pool elevation. Tests for fecal coliform and fecal streptococcus indicate the impoinded water is nearly free of enteric bacteria. Algal analyses and nutrient concentrations support the premise that the impoundment is nutrient poor and phosphorus limited. Raising the water level an additional 125 feet should have no permanent detrimental effect upon water quality and will greatly increase available habitat for fish and waterflow. Increased retention time should not alter the current trophic status and may decrease the concentration of available nutrients.

  13. John Dewey's Pragmatic Ethics and "Manipulation": A Response to Walter Feinberg and Clarence Karier.

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    Pyong, Gap Min

    1979-01-01

    Dewey's emphasis on the individual as the determiner for moral judgments and his consideration of the general welfare as the standard is the focus for argument against the interpretation that his ethical theory supports the possibility of the manipulation of the masses by liberal reformers. (JN)

  14. Gastrointestinal radiology from the time of Walter B. Cannon to the 21st century.

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    Margulis, A R; Eisenberg, R L

    1991-02-01

    From its very inception, gastrointestinal radiology was at the forefront of radiology, combining physiologic and anatomic information. From evaluation of esophageal motility to the first depiction of gastric ulcers and carcinomas of the alimentary tube, gastrointestinal radiology became indispensable to physicians and surgeons. Improvements in fluoroscopic and radiographic equipment, the tilting table, the image intensifier with the television train, the introduction of selective visceral angiography with safer contrast media and, more recently, digital subtraction angiography, digital ultrasound (US), color Doppler US, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging--all of these advances have made imaging diagnosis more precise and specific. A new modality--localized tissue MR spectroscopy--should offer an insight into metabolism and suggest optimal modes of treatment and follow-up. The gastrointestinal radiologist of the future will have to be multimodality trained. A new generation of alimentary tract interventional radiologists will further the trend toward less invasive surgical therapy. No end of advances is in sight. PMID:1987582

  15. Walter Ist Intelligent und Brigitte Ist Blond: Dealing with Sex Bias in Language Texts.

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    Willeke, Audrone, B.; Sanders, Ruth H.

    1978-01-01

    Illustrates teaching strategies that will counteract the sex-role stereotyping typically present in elementary German language texts. Practical measures that teachers can take to increase student awareness of sex stereotyping in the areas of grammar, lexical items, dialogues, and readings are discussed. (EJS)

  16. [Walter Bradford Cannon (1871-1945). The professional activities of an outstanding physiologist].

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    Gorisch, E; Gorisch, R

    1990-07-01

    Cannon was an outstanding scientist (Research fields: digestion, circulation, sympathetic nervous system, endocrine secretions, emotions and behaviour, homeostasis, Cannon syndrome, wound shock) and also very engaged in international scientific cooperation. His work is shown on the base of some of his original articles, his autobiography and some essential secondary literature; the dates of his life are given at the end of the article. PMID:2204236

  17. The 1987 Walter Hubert lecture. Regulation and deficiencies in DNA repair.

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    Lindahl, T.

    1987-01-01

    A number of rare human inherited syndromes are associated with apparent defects in DNA repair and a greatly increased frequency of cancer. Cell lines derived from such individuals phenotypically resemble certain bacterial mutant strains that have increased sensitivity to radiation or chemical agents and well characterised repair defects. This analogy provides leads for unravelling the molecular alterations in such cancer-prone human cells. The inducibility of DNA repair enzymes is also reviewed. Exposure of bacteria to alkylating agents, or oxygen radicals, causes the overproduction of several novel and interesting repair activities, and the induced bacteria provide an abundant source of these proteins for purification and biological characterisation. Enzymes with the same defined specificities are often present in human cells, presumably serving the same functions as in microorganisms, but these activities are only constitutively expressed at low levels. PMID:3311110

  18. Research Review: Walter Orr Roberts on the Atmosphere, Global Pollution and Weather Modification

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    Jacobsen, Sally

    1973-01-01

    Global Atmospheric Research Program is envisaged to study various aspects of the environment for the whole globe. Describes programs undertaken and the international problems involved in implementing results of such research on a global level. (PS)

  19. Anticommunism and Academic Freedom: Walter C. Eells and the "Red Purge" in Occupied Japan

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    Kumano, Ruriko

    2010-01-01

    In August 1945, Imperial Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers. From September 1945 to April 1952, the United States occupied the defeated country. Douglas MacArthur, an American army general and the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP), attempted to transform Japanese society from an authoritarian regime into a budding democracy.…

  20. Handman and Senson Receive 2003 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-Features

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    McDonald, Bob; Handman, Jim; Senson, Pat

    2004-03-01

    Patric Senson and James Handman received the Sullivan Award at AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held on 10 December 2003, in San Francisco, California. The award honors ``a single article or radio/television report that makes geophysical material accessible and interesting to the general public.'' ``Jim Handman is one of the best kept secrets at CBC Radio. For more than 20 years he has been a bastion of integrity and an endless source of wit and has consistently produced award-winning programs in radio news and current affairs. ``Jim is currently the senior producer of Quirks & Quarks, our national science radio program, now in its 27th season, but this role is only one of many over the course of his extensive broadcasting career.

  1. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology: Walter C. Borman

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    American Psychologist, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2011 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the

  2. 77 FR 59899 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone Management Act Walter B. Jones and...

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    ... of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) authorized an awards program to ``implement a program to promote excellence in coastal zone management by identifying and acknowledging outstanding accomplishments... categories of awards, to recognize additional contributions to ocean and coastal resource...

  3. Tim Folger Receives 2013 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—Features: Response

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    Folger, Tim

    2014-01-01

    Few publications have the resources to send journalists halfway around world in pursuit of a story. National Geographic gave me the opportunity to see firsthand the horrific aftermath of a tsunami and to meet with survivors. I'm very grateful to National Geographic for funding nearly a month of costly travel in four different countries. It's a privilege to write for such a remarkable magazine.

  4. WATER QUALITY INVESTIGATIONS OF SNAKE RIVER AND PRINCIPAL TRIBUTARIES FROM WALTERS FERRY TO WEISER, IDAHO. 1971

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    Stream surveys conducted from 18 October to 10 November 1971 revealed that water upstream of the Boise River was relatively unpolluted, however, bacterial standards were violated. In the reach of the Snake River between the mouth of the Boise River and Weiser (170501), gross vio...

  5. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology: Walter C. Borman

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    American Psychologist, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2011 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the…

  6. Appenzeller receives 2005 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism

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    Addison, Lynn; Appenzeller, Tim

    When National Geographic began plans to address the issue of global climate change, we asked Tim Appenzeller to write the keystone piece for a series of articles that would document the most recent scientific consensus. His description of the carbon cycle in “The Case of the Missing Carbon” would be a fundamental part of the entire package. To explain that complex, finely calibrated global mechanism to six million readers was the task we set before him.A daunting task perhaps, but not for Tim Appenzeller, a science journalist with great talent for precise thinking and elegant writing. “The Case of the Missing Carbon” lays it all out, tracing the circulation of carbon between air, land, and water that sustains life on Earth and controls its climate.

  7. Stephen Hall Receives 2012 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-Features: Response

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    Hall, Stephen

    2013-01-01

    The 2009 L'Aquila earthquake was, and continues to be, a tragedy of enormous proportions. It was obviously a tragedy for the 309 people who perished in the event and for their loved ones, along with the many thousands rendered homeless by the event. It continues to be a civic tragedy for this medieval jewel of a city in the heart of the Abruzzo, which is still crippled nearly four years after the event. And it has been a tragic episode for the scientific community, which has seen seven Italian colleagues convicted of manslaughter and facing serious jail time if their appeals are unsuccessful.

  8. Description and operating instructions: TEMPO high-voltage microwave driver, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

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    Rohwein, G.J.

    1988-06-01

    This manual describes the TEMPO high-voltage (HV) microwave driver and provides operating procedures and general maintenance requirements. It is intended as a guide for experienced personnel familiar with operating HV pulsed power equipment and not as a detailed instruction for inexperienced operators. For safety reasons, inexperienced personnel should never attempt to charge and fire HV pulsed power equipment. Serious personnel injury and damage to the machine can result from improper operation. 13 figs., 1 tab.

  9. An interview with Bernie Auchter. Interview by Walter S DeKeseredy.

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    Auchter, Bernie

    2013-06-01

    Since the creation of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Bernie Auchter and his colleagues affiliated with the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Violence Against Women Research and Evaluation Program have done much to assist the efforts of progressive researchers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers. Their work also helped enhance the health and well-being of countless women victimized by violence. This article is based on an interview with Bernie and chronicles some of his key contributions to the field. PMID:23820802

  10. The Metaphor of Borrowing: Implications for the Theory of Language Evolution. A Response to Henriette Walter.

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    Gardner-Chloros, Penelope

    1999-01-01

    Discusses a previous article on linguistic borrowing in the French language and argues that the metaphor "borrowing" (with its linguistic equivalents in French and German) is approximate. Suggests because the family tree model has been discredited as has the notion of a standard language, borrowings are merely the "tip of the iceberg" in the…

  11. Hepatitis B virus prevalence and transmission risk factors in inflammatory bowel disease patients at Clementino Fraga Filho university hospital

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    Tolentino, Yolanda Faia Manhães; Fogaça, Homero Soares; Zaltman, Cyrla; Ximenes, Lia Laura Lewis; Coelho, Henrique Sérgio Moraes

    2008-01-01

    AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients that followed up in our hospital and try to identify the possible risk factors involved in this infection transmission. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study for which 176 patients were selected according to their arrival for the medical interview. All these patients had already IBD diagnosis. The patient was interviewed and a questionnaire was filled out. RESULTS: In the group of 176 patients whom we examined, we found that 17% (30) were anti-HBc positive. Out of 30 patients with positive anti-HBc, 2.3% (4) had positive HBsAg and negative HBV-DNA. In an attempt to identify the possible HBV infection transmission risk factors in IBD patients, it was observed that 117 patients had been submitted to some kind of surgical procedure, but only 24 patients had positive anti-HBc (P = 0.085). It was also observed that surgery to treat IBD complications was not a risk factor for HBV infection transmission, since we did not get a statically significant P value. However, IBD patients that have been submitted to surgery to treat IBD complications received more blood transfusions then patients submitted to other surgical interventions (P = 0.015). CONCLUSION: There was a high incidence of positive anti-HBc (17%) and positive HBsAg (2.3%) in IBD patient when compared with the overall population (7.9%). PMID:18506926

  12. [book review] Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds -- Les Christidis and Walter E. Boles. Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 2008

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    Chesser, R. Terry

    2009-01-01

    Systematists argue that the importance of our work lies not only in the elucidation of evolutionary relationships, but also in the incorporation of evolutionary information into classifications and the use of these classifications by government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, professional scientists, and others interested in biodiversity. If this is true, and I think that it is, then synthetic publications that make our findings accessible to a wide audience, such as Christidis and Boles' new Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds, may be among the most significant works that we publish.

  13. Interview with Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas, Authors of "The Wise Men: Architects of the American Century."

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    Curry, Tom

    1986-01-01

    Presents an interview of the authors regarding their forthcoming book, including biographical sketches of Dean Acheson, Averell Harriman, Robert Lovett, George Kennan, John McCloy, and Charles Bohlen, all charter members of the post-World War II foreign policy establishment. (JDH)

  14. The 34th Walter J. Zeiter lecture: creating the future of PM&R: building on our past.

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    Gans, Bruce M

    2003-07-01

    The founders of the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) took advantage of a confluence of political, technical, and economic opportunities to launch our specialty. In the process, they expressed their values of belief in the importance of function, the team approach to health care, the utility of physical agents and modalities in the management of neuromuscular conditions, the impact of education for our patients and their families, the rights of persons with a disability (PWD), and the responsibility of our field to advocate for public policy issues concerned with the needs of PWD. Advances in the technology of health care delivery and biomedicine will shape our future. Specific trends and factors are addressed. Equally important will be the political dimension, including the aging of our global population, and the economic consequences of health insurance pressures. The field of PM&R should focus on activities that take advantage of emerging trends but are rooted in our traditional values. In particular, the field should look forward to the massive growth of populations in need of our services because of aging and longevity, the emerging global health community, and our increasing technical capacity to impact improvements in health and function. The field is charged to preserve awareness of our core values, to support the common good of research, to keep the use of new and emerging technology in check to serve the needs of our patients, to continue our advocacy for social justice for PWD, and to embrace the emerging global community. PMID:12881815

  15. Environmental issues in relicensing hearings for Carolina Power & Light Company`s Walters Hydroelectric Plant on the Pigeon River, NC

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    Lawler, J.P.; Tracy, B.H.

    1995-12-31

    This paper summarizes modeling of the fate and transport of dioxin in the water column and sediments of a large hydrostation reservoir in connection with contested hearings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in 1991. Coupled differential equations of dioxin mass transport in the lake and in its underlying active sediment layer were solved analytically to estimate the period of time necessary for previously discharged dioxin to be sufficiently deeply buried in the lake`s sediments to remove it from uptake by bottom-dwelling organisms and meet state water quality standards.

  16. Walter Benjamin's Conception of Experience: A Way of Thinking about Otherness in Educational Context

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    Tsuji, Atsuko

    2014-01-01

    In the context of educational practice and research, the individual is often understood in terms of autonomy. From this point of view, we will see our experience as cumulative, as inside of us, and as strengthening us against others. It means that the conception of experience tends to be understood primarily in relation to usefulness. In search of…

  17. Phenotypic diversity in experimental hepatomas: the concept of partially blocked ontogeny. The 10th Walter Hubert Lecture.

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    Potter, V. R.

    1978-01-01

    Cancer cells should be seen not as exclusively a problem in cell proliferation, but rather as a problem combining the processes of proliferation and differentiation, hence the phrase introduced in 1968: "oncogeny is blocked ontogeny". Cancer tissues resemble foetal tissues in many ways but they differ from foetal tissue in being unable to "recapitulate the total programme leading to an orchestrated collection of organism-serving cells" that are programmed "to make the organ as adaptive as possible to the range of environmental variations in which it evolved". Citing the "Osgood Principle" from the 1950's, recent supporting evidence was described, in which the most mature differentiated cells exert positive and negative feedback upon the proliferation of their progenitor stem cells. Advanced examples in the haemopoietic series were drawn from the work of Sachs, Metcalf, Till and McCulloch, and Kurland and Moore. The blocked ontogeny hypothesis was further elaborated in the concept of "partially-blocked ontogeny", which is intended to describe a situation in which highly differentiated slowly growing tumours contain some cells which have left the proliferating pool to differentiate along the normal pathway, but are blocked somewhere short of the final organism-serving state, in harmony with earlier suggestions by Osgood, by Pierce, and by Sachs. PMID:356869

  18. Quantification of Lateral Carbon Flux in a Chaparral Ecosystem in Southern California Alessandra Rossi, Walter Oechel, Patrick Murphy

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    Rossi, A.; Oechel, W. C.; Murphy, P.

    2013-12-01

    The lateral transport of carbon is a horizontal transfer of carbon away from the area it was withdrawn from the atmosphere (Ciais et al. 2006). Research regarding horizontal C transport has received much less attention in arid and semi-arid regions compared to other types of ecosystems. Drylands represent around 47.2% (Lal 2004) of the global terrestrial area and despite characterized by relatively low carbon flux, drylands comprise approximately 15.5% of the world's total soil organic carbon (SOC) (Eswaran et al. 2000, Schlesinger, 1991). Moreover, these dry areas contain at least as much soil inorganic carbon (SIC) as SOC (Eswaran et al. 2000). Therefore, these areas potentially have a large contribution to the global carbon budget and they deserve attention. A long-term observation of CO2 flux with the eddy covariance technique has been conducted since 1997 at Sky Oaks Field Station in Southern California, an area of Mediterranean climate at the climatic transition between semiarid area and desert. The long term record of CO2 flux showed the area has been a sink of CO2 of over -0.2 kgCm-2yr-1. In addition to evaluating vertical carbon fluxes, we initiated a project to evaluate lateral carbon transports using litter traps, sediment fences and two small weirs adjacent to the eddy covariance site. Preliminary results indicate that the lateral transfer of C in the area may offset the vertical influx to this shrub ecosystem. However, it is still necessary to develop the methodology to compare vertical carbon flux and the lateral carbon fluxes more accurately.

  19. Moral and ethical decisions: to be or not to be. The 39th Walter J. Zeiter Lecture.

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    Strax, Thomas E

    2008-01-01

    Throughout history, some societies have short-changed the weak, the elderly, and children with disabilities. In this lecture, I will explore some of the sad statistics related to dealing with people with disabilities, as well as attitudes toward, and treatments of, children and young adults with disabilities during the past 70 years. I will follow this with some suggestions for change in our society's attitudes toward this vulnerable population. PMID:18164323

  20. The Treachery in Teaching Henry James, Hayim Nachman Bialik, Walter Benjamin, and Nachman of Bratzlav's Tradition of Translation.

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    Cutter, William

    1989-01-01

    Views teaching as a form of translation. Discusses the prospects of precise teaching and sets forth some thoughts concerning an ideal model. Delineates discussion from the literary, mystical, and philosophical dimensions in order to elucidate the instructional tasks of religious education. Points out the paradoxes of teaching. (KO)

  1. Walter Benjamin in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Aura in Education--A Rereading of "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"

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    Peim, Nick

    2007-01-01

    This paper considers a key text in the field of Cultural Studies for its relevance to questions about the identity of knowledge in education. The concept of "aura" arises as being of special significance in "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" as a way of understanding the change that occurs to art when mass reproduction becomes…

  2. In vitro activity of the aminoglycoside antibiotic arbekacin against Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus isolated from war-wounded patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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    Zapor, Michael J; Barber, Melissa; Summers, Amy; Miller, George H; Feeney, Lee Ann; Eberly, Lynn E; Wortmann, Glenn

    2010-07-01

    We determined the in vitro MIC of arbekacin against 200 Acinetobacter isolates recovered from wounded soldiers. The median MIC was 2 microg/ml (range, 0.5 to > 64 microg/ml). A total of 97.5% of the isolates had arbekacin MICs of < 8 microg/ml and 86.5% had MICs of < or = 4 microg/ml. There was no association between the arbekacin MIC and susceptibility to 16 other antibiotics or the specimen source (P = 0.7239). Synergy testing suggested an enhanced effect of arbekacin-carbapenem combinations. PMID:20404121

  3. Transposon-mediated transgenesis, transgenic rescue, and tissue-specific gene expression in rodents and rabbits

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    Katter, Katharina; Geurts, Aron M.; Hoffmann, Orsolya; Mátés, Lajos; Landa, Vladimir; Hiripi, László; Moreno, Carol; Lazar, Jozef; Bashir, Sanum; Zidek, Vaclav; Popova, Elena; Jerchow, Boris; Becker, Katja; Devaraj, Anantharam; Walter, Ingrid; Grzybowksi, Michael; Corbett, Molly; Filho, Artur Rangel; Hodges, Matthew R.; Bader, Michael; Ivics, Zoltán; Jacob, Howard J.; Pravenec, Michal; Bősze, Zsuzsanna; Rülicke, Thomas; Izsvák, Zsuzsanna

    2013-01-01

    Germline transgenesis is an important procedure for functional investigation of biological pathways, as well as for animal biotechnology. We have established a simple, nonviral protocol in three important biomedical model organisms frequently used in physiological studies. The protocol is based on the hyperactive Sleeping Beauty transposon system, SB100X, which reproducibly promoted generation of transgenic founders at frequencies of 50–64, 14–72, and 15% in mice, rats, and rabbits, respectively. The SB100X-mediated transgene integrations are less prone to genetic mosaicism and gene silencing as compared to either the classical pronuclear injection or to lentivirus-mediated transgenesis. The method was successfully applied to a variety of transgenes and animal models, and can be used to generate founders with single-copy integrations. The transposon vector also allows the generation of transgenic lines with tissue-specific expression patterns specified by promoter elements of choice, exemplified by a rat reporter strain useful for tracking serotonergic neurons. As a proof of principle, we rescued an inborn genetic defect in the fawn-hooded hypertensive rat by SB100X transgenesis. A side-by-side comparison of the SB100X- and piggyBac-based protocols revealed that the two systems are complementary, offering new opportunities in genome manipulation.—Katter, K., Geurts, A. M., Hoffmann, O., Mátés, L., Landa,V., Hiripi, L., Moreno, C., Lazar, J., Bashir, S., Zidek, V., Popova, E., Jerchow, B., Becker, K., Devaraj, A., Walter, I., Grzybowksi, M., Corbett, M., Rangel Filho, A., Hodges, M. R., Bader, M., Ivics, Z., Jacob, H. J., Pravenec, M., Bősze, Z., Rülicke, T., Izsvák, Z. Transposon-mediated transgenesis, transgenic rescue, and tissue-specific gene expression in rodents and rabbits. PMID:23195032

  4. Working for Environmental and Economic Justice & Jobs, Summary of Conference Proceedings: A National Action Conference (Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center, Onaway, Michigan, May 2-6, 1976).

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    1976

    This is a summary of a conference that sought to define current issues relating to jobs and the environment in order to develop specific ways for unions, environmental groups, and other community organizations to work together for environmental quality and economic justice. The conference was intended to share information, develop skills, develop…

  5. 78 FR 75345 - Notice of Agreements Filed

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    ...: Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. and Trans Global Shipping NV. Filing Party: Walter H. Lion Esq.; Mc... Agreement. Parties: Swordfish Shipping Inc. and Trans Global Shipping NV. Filing Party: Walter H. Lion,...

  6. What Can We Learn from the Word Writing CAFE?

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    Bromley, Karen; Vandenberg, Amy; White, Jennifer

    2007-01-01

    Building on the work of an earlier article ["The Word Writing CAFE: Assessing Student Writing for Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency," Dorothy J. Leal, "Reading Teacher," 59 (4) Dec 2005 (EJ738016)], these authors investigated the use of a simple assessment tool with a different audience to yield similar useful results. (Contains 3 figures and 4…

  7. Structured mesh generation with smoothness controls

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In geometrically complex domains, the RL (Ryskin and Leal) orthogonal mesh generation system may cause mesh distortion and overlapping problems when using the “weak constraint” method with specified boundary point distribution for all boundaries. To resolve these problems, an improved RL system with...

  8. 2D nearly orthogonal mesh generation with controls on distortion functions

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A method to control the distortion function of the Ryskin and Leal (RL) orthogonal mesh generation system is presented. The proposed method considers the effects from not only the local orthogonal condition but also the local smoothness condition (the geometry and the mesh size) on the distortion fu...

  9. Overseas Universities.

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    Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas, London (England).

    The following articles and reports are presented in this publication of "Overseas Universities:""Appropriate Technology and University Education," by John Twidell; "The Training of Engineering Staff for Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries," by D. W. Daniel, C. A. Leal, J. H. Maynes and T. Wilmore; "A Case Study of an Academic…

  10. 78 FR 26867 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate

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    ... BAUR ROBERT GEORGE BAYER JOHN JAMES BEARE PETER WILLIAM RICHARD BEERCROFT DIANE DERBY BENISTANT KELLY... ROBERT CANTINI UGO PAUL CANTINI-FISHER LAURA CARRELL ELIZABETH ANN CASADEI-MARMET DANIELLE BEATRICE CASEY... DONNER RICHARD JOHN DONZ ISALINE DOREY ROBERT DOS SANTOS JULIA LEAL GOMES DOURGE PAUL LEON...

  11. Low Energy Accelerator Laboratory Technical Area 53, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Environmental assessment

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    1995-04-01

    This Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzes the potential environmental impacts that would be expected to occur if the Department of Energy (DOE) were to construct and operate a small research and development laboratory building at Technical Area (TA) 53 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, New Mexico. DOE proposes to construct a small building to be called the Low Energy Accelerator Laboratory (LEAL), at a previously cleared, bladed, and leveled quarter-acre site next to other facilities housing linear accelerator research activities at TA-53. Operations proposed for LEAL would consist of bench-scale research, development, and testing of the initial section of linear particle accelerators. This initial section consists of various components that are collectively called an injector system. The anticipated life span of the proposed development program would be about 15 years.

  12. Dorstenialuamensis (Moraceae), a new species from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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    Leal, Miguel E

    2014-01-01

    A new species of Dorstenia L. (Moraceae), Dorstenialuamensis M.E.Leal, is described from the Luama Wildlife Reserve, west of Lake Tanganyika and north of the town of Kalemie in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This species is endemic to the region and differs from any of the other species by its fernlike lithophytic habit and lack of latex. A description and illustration of this species is presented here. Dorstenialuamensis M.E.Leal inhabits moist and shady vertical rock faces close to small waterfalls in the forest; the species is distributed in small populations within the type locality, and merits the conservation status of endangered (EN). PMID:25383011

  13. Dorstenia luamensis (Moraceae), a new species from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

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    Leal, Miguel E.

    2014-01-01

    Abstract A new species of Dorstenia L. (Moraceae), Dorstenia luamensis M.E.Leal, is described from the Luama Wildlife Reserve, west of Lake Tanganyika and north of the town of Kalemie in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This species is endemic to the region and differs from any of the other species by its fernlike lithophytic habit and lack of latex. A description and illustration of this species is presented here. Dorstenia luamensis M.E.Leal inhabits moist and shady vertical rock faces close to small waterfalls in the forest; the species is distributed in small populations within the type locality, and merits the conservation status of endangered (EN). PMID:25383011

  14. 78 FR 48773 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G

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    ... RAPPAPORT AVIVA TAMARA AVERIL RASAMNY WALID RACHID RASMUSSEN IV WALTER JOHN REBHOLZ MICHAEL ULRICH REICHMUTH... TROTHA PHILIPP KENNEDY WIEDMAN VONDER-MUHLL-CHRIST......... MIREILLE ANNEMARIE VOUTAT OLIVER...

  15. 40 CFR 180.2010 - Threshold of regulation determinations.

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    2011-07-01

    ... livestock. High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Florescence Detector method 1; Modification of Ion-Pairing Liquid Chromatographic Determination of Benzimidazole Fungicides in Foods, Gilvydis and Walters,...

  16. Evapotranspiration and Dual Crop Coefficients Sonisa Sharma1, Ayse Irmak12, Anne Parkhurst3, Elizabeth walter-Shea1 and Kenneth G. Hubbard1 1School of Natural Resources, 2Civil Engineering, 3Departments of Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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    Sharma, S.

    2012-12-01

    Accurate estimation of water content in the crop root zone is most important for water conservation and management practices like irrigation. The objective of this study is to use the FA0-56 dual crop cefficients: basal crop coefficient Kcb and the soil evaporation coefficient Ke for a large corn/soybean field in the year 2005 at the Mead Turf Farm in the state of Nebraska, USA..Dual crop coefficients can be used to estimate both transpiration from crops and evaporation from soil. The Kcb has a low value of 0.15(K cb, in) during the initial period, increases rapidly to a maximum of 1.14 (K cb, mid) for the entire midseason and decreases rapidly to 0.5 at the end of the corn growing season (K cb,end). When examined together with precipitation, the dual crop coefficient was higher following rainfall or irrigation, as expected. The data suggests that the dual crop coefficient approach is a good estimation of water loss from well-watered crops. Irrigation can be scheduled to replace the loss of water from the crop/soil system. Similarly, when we compared the measured daily ET and the ET calculated from dual crop coefficients, it gives 98 % R2.; Comparision of calculated ET from dual crop coefficient appraoch with Weather Station ET

  17. Walter E. Washington, et al., Petitioners, v. Alfred E. Davis, et al., Respondents. Supreme Court of the United States, No. 74-1492, on Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Motion for Leave to File Brief as Amicus Curiae and Brief Amicus Curiae for Educational Testing Service.

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    Willens, Howard P.; And Others

    This brief, filed by Educational Testing Service (ETS), a non-profit educational corporation, deals with whether Test 21, a test of verbal ability developed by the U.S. Civil Service Commission and used by the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia to select police recruits, is sufficiently job-related to be legally permissible…

  18. 76 FR 62148 - Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB...

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    ... soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on December 22, 2010 (75 FR..., 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Culbreath and Stephanie Purnell, Office of the Chief... Washington, DC, on September 29, 2011. Walter Bohorfoush, Director, Office of Systems Integration....

  19. 76 FR 27035 - Regional Advisory Committees: Open Meeting

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    ... FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fran Walter, U.S. Department Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 3W115, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: 202-205-9198 or by e-mail at fran.walter@ed.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION... notify Stephanie Wright at 202-260-7405 or by e-mail at stephanie.wright@ed.gov no later than May...

  20. Predicting Recidivism with the Psychopathy Checklist: Are Factor Score Composites Really Necessary?

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    Walters, Glenn D.; Wilson, Nick J.; Glover, Anthony J. J.

    2011-01-01

    In two previous studies on general and violent recidivism (Walters & Heilbrun, 2010; Walters, Knight, Grann, & Dahle, 2008), the summed composite antisocial facet of the Psychopathy Checklist displayed incremental validity relative to the other 3 facets (interpersonal, affective, lifestyle), whereas the other 3 facets generally failed to

  1. Governance Review without Tears

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    Davis, Lynn K.; Page, Deborah L.

    2006-01-01

    The faculty at the Raymond Walters College of the University of Cincinnati recently conceived, developed, and implemented a complete governance review that the faculty approved unanimously. Raymond Walters College is one of the sixteen colleges of the University of Cincinnati which offers transfer programs, associate degrees, and technical…

  2. Apollo 7 prime crew during water egress training in Gulf of Mexico

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    1968-01-01

    The prime crew of the first manned Apollo space mission, Apollo 7, stands on the deck of the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever after suiting up for water egress training in the Gulf of Mexico. Left to right, are Astronauts Walter Cunningham, Donn F. Eisele, and Walter M. Schirra Jr.

  3. 77 FR 41806 - RG Steel Sparrows Point LLC, Formerly Known as Severstal Sparrows Point LLC, a Subsidiary of RG...

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    ... March 28, 2011 (76 FR 17154). As a result of a review of new information, the Department reviewed the... International, Javan & Walter, INC., Kinetic Technical Resources Co., Innovative Practical Approach, Inc., and...., Washington Group International, Javan & Walter, Inc., ] Kinetic Technical Resources Co., Innovative...

  4. Predicting Recidivism with the Psychopathy Checklist: Are Factor Score Composites Really Necessary?

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    Walters, Glenn D.; Wilson, Nick J.; Glover, Anthony J. J.

    2011-01-01

    In two previous studies on general and violent recidivism (Walters & Heilbrun, 2010; Walters, Knight, Grann, & Dahle, 2008), the summed composite antisocial facet of the Psychopathy Checklist displayed incremental validity relative to the other 3 facets (interpersonal, affective, lifestyle), whereas the other 3 facets generally failed to…

  5. Apollo 7 prime crew during water egress training in Gulf of Mexico

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    1968-01-01

    The prime crew of the first manned Apollo space mission, Apollo 7, is seen in Apollo Command Module Boilerplate 1102 during water egress training in the Gulf of Mexico. In foreground is Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., in center is Astronaut Donn F. Eisele, and in background is Astronaut Walter Cunningham.

  6. 18. John and James Dobson Carpet Mill, East and West ...

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    18. John and James Dobson Carpet Mill, East and West parcels, site plan-lower left, and surrounding environs, 1925. Bromley, George Washington and Bromley, Walter Scott. Atlas of the City of Philadelphia (North Philadelphia), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George W. and Walter S. Bromley, 1925, p. 106. - John & James Dobson Carpet Mill (West Parcel), 4041-4055 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

  7. On the Public and Civic Purposes of Education

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    Abowitz, Kathleen Knight

    2008-01-01

    In this review essay, Kathleen Knight Abowitz discusses three recent books related to democratic public life and schooling: Susan H. Fuhrman and Marvin Lazerson's "The Public Schools," Walter C. Parker's "Teaching Democracy: Unity and Diversity in Public Life," and Kevin McDonough and Walter Feinberg's "Education and Citizenship in…

  8. Correction: Exploring the origins of the apparent "electrocatalytic" oxidation of kojic acid at graphene modified electrodes.

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    Figueiredo-Filho, Luiz C S; Brownson, Dale A C; Fatibello-Filho, Orlando; Banks, Craig E

    2014-09-29

    Correction for 'Exploring the origins of the apparent "electrocatalytic" oxidation of kojic acid at graphene modified electrodes' by Luiz C. S. Figueiredo-Filho et al., Analyst, 2013, 138, 4436-4442. PMID:26036757

  9. Homothetic motion in radiating and dissipative spheres

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    Barreto, W.; Castillo, L.

    1995-10-01

    A method used to study the evolution of radiating dissipative fluid spheres is applied to the case in which the space-time admits a homothetic motion. We obtain a system of equations at the surface of the distribution which is integrated numerically. Considering that the shear viscosity induces anisotropy, we obtain a model derived from the static solution by Herrera, Jiménez, Leal, Esculpi, Ponce de León, and Galina [J. Math. Phys. 25, 3274 (1984)] for homothetic fluids but which includes dynamic variables. Therefore, the profiles of the physical variables at the surface are calculated and discussed in the light of one astrophysical scenario.

  10. 75 FR 54880 - Eddie Floyd, Licensee of FM Translator Station K273AF, Carson City, NV, Facility ID No. 13529...

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    ... marijuana. See United States v. Walter Edward Floyd, Criminal No. 3:06- CR-21-RLH, Memorandum of Plea... drafted a fictitious lease for the real property to cover payments by Mabunda to Floyd for the...

  11. 2. LOOKING DOWN THE LINED POWER CANAL AS IT WINDS ...

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    2. LOOKING DOWN THE LINED POWER CANAL AS IT WINDS ITS WAY TOWARD THE CEMENT MILL Photographer: Walter J. Lubken, November 19, 1907 - Roosevelt Power Canal & Diversion Dam, Parallels Salt River, Roosevelt, Gila County, AZ

  12. 4. VIEW SHOWING EXCAVATION IN ARIZONA CANAL, 8 MILES NORTHEAST ...

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    4. VIEW SHOWING EXCAVATION IN ARIZONA CANAL, 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF PHOENIX. NOTE MEN DRILLING AND EXCAVATING IN OPERATION; CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN IN THE DISTANCE Photographer: Walter J. Lubken. No date - Arizona Canal, North of Salt River, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ

  13. 76 FR 66361 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G

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    ... HAYDEN RICHARD MICHAEL HEALEY EDWARD JAMES HEALEY SARAH ANGELA HELM EVA HERRMANN MARTINE S HESS CLINTON A... JEROME VOSSEN EMILY SUZANNE WAIBEL SIGOURNEY WALKER DOUGLAS GORDON WALLEY AMANDA CLARE WALTER FELIX...

  14. Study Finds Shortage of Surgeries in World's Poorest Countries

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    ... providing the most essential operations, said Dr. Walter Johnson, coordinator of the World Health Organization's Emergency and ... in need in low- and middle-income countries," Johnson said. SOURCE: Bulletin of the World Health Organization , ...

  15. "Before" Main House, photographic copy of ca. 1834 watercolor by ...

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    "Before" Main House, photographic copy of ca. 1834 watercolor by Thomas U. Walter. Duplicate color view of HABS PA-1248-35 - Andalusia, State Road vicinity (Bensalem Township), Andalusia, Bucks County, PA

  16. 5. VIEW SHOWING DREDGING OF ARIZONA CANAL NEAR THE GRANITE ...

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    5. VIEW SHOWING DREDGING OF ARIZONA CANAL NEAR THE GRANITE REEF DAM. SOUTH INTAKE OF THE DAM IS IN THE BACKGROUND Photographer: Walter J. Lubken. March 1908 - Arizona Canal, North of Salt River, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ

  17. Genetics Home Reference: microphthalmia

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    ... M, Fleisch VC, Corbett N, Allison WT, Drummond G, Walter MA, Underhill TM, Waskiewicz AJ, Lehmann OJ. Mutation of the bone morphogenetic protein GDF3 causes ocular and skeletal anomalies. Hum Mol ...

  18. 7. PRESSURE CONDUIT ACROSS SCHOOL HOUSE WASH ON THE POWER ...

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    7. PRESSURE CONDUIT ACROSS SCHOOL HOUSE WASH ON THE POWER CANAL Photographer: Walter J. Lubken, February 21, 1906 - Roosevelt Power Canal & Diversion Dam, Parallels Salt River, Roosevelt, Gila County, AZ

  19. 17. DETAILED VIEW OF THE ENTRANCE OF THE COTTON WOOD ...

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    17. DETAILED VIEW OF THE ENTRANCE OF THE COTTON WOOD PRESSURE PIPE Photographer: Walter J. Lubken, March 9, 1906 - Roosevelt Power Canal & Diversion Dam, Parallels Salt River, Roosevelt, Gila County, AZ

  20. Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella Threat

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    ... it to people, Walters said. "Turtles and other reptiles shouldn't be kept at home or school ... older children or where people choose to keep reptiles, it is important to wash your hands after ...

  1. Astronauts Schirra and Stafford congratulate each other on mission completion

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    1965-01-01

    Astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (right), command pilot, and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, shake each other's hand as they arrive aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Wasp to conclude their 25 hour, 52 minute Gemini 6 space flight.

  2. 75 FR 67378 - Pediatric Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Pediatric Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Food... of Committee: Pediatric Advisory Committee. General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and.... Contact Person: Walter Ellenberg, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Office of Special Medical...

  3. Wally Schirra Greets Dr. Wernher von Braun

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    1968-01-01

    Apollo 7 Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr., left, greets Dr. Wernher Von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center and Dr. Kurt Debus, Right, KSC Director, during a prelaunch mission briefing held at the Florida Spaceport.

  4. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, WITH COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR, YVONNE WALDIN, AND ...

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    INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, WITH COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR, YVONNE WALDIN, AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, BOB SWEENEY. - Jim Walter Resources, Incorporated, Brookwood No. 5 Mine, Control Operations Room, 12972 Lock 17 Road, Brookwood, Tuscaloosa County, AL

  5. 78 FR 67362 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council

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    ... COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council AGENCY: Federal Communications..., this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Technological...-418-0807; Walter.Johnston@FCC.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FCC Technological Advisory...

  6. 77 FR 30289 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council

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    ... COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council AGENCY: Federal Communications..., this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Technological...-418-0807; Walter.Johnston@FCC.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FCC Technological Advisory...

  7. USGS Rapid Response to Haiti

    USGS seismologist Dr. Walter Mooney (with white hat in left hand) together with residents of a village were a seismographic station was installed, following the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010....

  8. 29. Photograph of architectural competition drawing; original in the possession ...

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    29. Photograph of architectural competition drawing; original in the possession of the Pennsylvania Hospital. Thomas U. Walter, architect, November 25, 1833. PLAN OF PRINCIPAL STORY - Pennsylvania Hospital, Eighth & Ninth, Pine & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

  9. 30. Photograph of architectural competition drawing; original in the possession ...

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    30. Photograph of architectural competition drawing; original in the possession of the Pennsylvania Hospital. Thomas U. Walter, architect, November 25, 1833. PLAN OF THIRD STORY - Pennsylvania Hospital, Eighth & Ninth, Pine & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

  10. 31. Photograph of architectural competition drawing; original in the possession ...

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    31. Photograph of architectural competition drawing; original in the possession of the Pennsylvania Hospital. Thomas U. Walter, architect, November 25, 1833. FRONT ELEVATION - Pennsylvania Hospital, Eighth & Ninth, Pine & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

  11. 28. Photograph of architectural competition drawing; original in the possession ...

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    28. Photograph of architectural competition drawing; original in the possession of the Pennsylvania Hospital. Thomas U. Walter, architect, November 25, 1833. PLAN OF BASEMENT STORY - Pennsylvania Hospital, Eighth & Ninth, Pine & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

  12. 33. Photograph of architectural competition drawing; original in the possession ...

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    33. Photograph of architectural competition drawing; original in the possession of the Pennsylvania Hospital. Walter F. Price, architect, June 5, 1913. PROPOSED COVERED PASSAGES FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL - Pennsylvania Hospital, Eighth & Ninth, Pine & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

  13. 25. LOOKING UP THE SALT RIVER FROM THE INTAKE GATES ...

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    25. LOOKING UP THE SALT RIVER FROM THE INTAKE GATES OF THE SALT RIVER POWER CANAL, SHOWING HEADWORKS OF POWER CANAL Photographer: Walter J. Lubken, October 17, 1906 - Roosevelt Power Canal & Diversion Dam, Parallels Salt River, Roosevelt, Gila County, AZ

  14. 75 FR 17894 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Particulate Matter...

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    ... September 11, 2009. EPA revised its particulate matter standards in October 2006 by strengthening the 24... 11, 2010. Walter W. Kovalick Jr., Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. BILLING CODE 6560-50-P...

  15. A 100-year perspective on gastrointestinal motility.

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    Szurszewski, J H

    1998-03-01

    This contribution to the centennial commemorative issue of the American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology identifies some of the important studies of spontaneous electrical and motor activity in the gastrointestinal tract published in the Journal between 1898 and 1996. Emphasis is given to the contributions made by Walter B. Cannon, Walter C. Alvarez, Emil Bozler, C. Ladd Prosser, and James Christensen. PMID:9565541

  16. Apollo 7 and 8 Crew in the White House.

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    1968-01-01

    Apollo 7 and 8 flight crews sign a commemorative document to be hung in the Treaty Room of the White House honoring the occasion. Those signing are from left to right: Apollo 7 Astronauts: Walter Cunningham, Donn F. Eisele, and Walter M. Schirra. Apollo 8 Astronauts: William A. Anders, James A. Lovell, Jr., and Frank Borman. Standing are: Charles A. Lindbergh (also a signer) Lady Bird Johnson President Lyndon B. Johnson NASA Administrator James E. Webb, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.

  17. Apollo 7 prime crew during water egress training in Gulf of Mexico

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    1968-01-01

    The prime crew of the first manned Apollo space mission, Apollo 7, participates in water egress training in the Gulf of Mexico. Left to right, are Astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (stepping into life raft); Donn F. Eisele, and Walter Cunningham. They have just egressed the Apollo Command Module Boilerplate 1102, and are awaiting helicopter pickup. Inflated bags were used to upright the boilerplate. Manned Spaceflight Center swimmers assisted in the training exercise.

  18. Saturn V Dedication

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    1999-01-01

    Members of the original Von Braun german rocket team participate in the Saturn V replica didication ceremony at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. Pictured are (L/R): Walter Jacobi, Konrad Dannenberg, Apollo 14's Edgar Mitchell, NASA Administrator Dan Goldin, Apollo 12's Dick Gordon, Gerhard Reisig, Werner Dahm, MSFC Director Art Stephenson, Director of the U. S. Space and Rocket Center Mike Wing, Walter Haeusserman, and Ernst Stuhlinger.

  19. A new genus and species for the first recorded cave-dwelling Cavernicola (Platyhelminthes) from South America.

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    Leal-Zanchet, Ana Maria; de Souza, Stella Teles; Ferreira, Rodrigo Lopes

    2014-01-01

    Species diversity of Brazilian cave fauna has been seriously underestimated. A karst area located in Felipe Guerra, northeastern Brazil, which is a hotspot of subterranean diversity in Brazil, has revealed more than 20 troglobitic species, most of them still undescribed. Based on recent samplings in this karst area, we document the occurrence of the suborder Cavernicola (Platyhelminthes) in South American hypogean environments for the first time and describe a new genus and species for this suborder. Hausera Leal-Zanchet & Souza, gen. n. has features concordant with those defined for the family Dimarcusidae. The new genus is characterized by two unique features, viz. an intestine extending dorsally to the brain and ovovitelline ducts located dorsally to the nerve cords, which is complemented by a combination of other characters. The type-specimens of Hauserahauseri Leal-Zanchet & Souza, sp. n. are typical stygobionts, unpigmented and eyeless, and they may constitute an oceanic relict as is the case of other stygobiotic invertebrates found in this karst area in northeastern Brazil. PMID:25349486

  20. A new genus and species for the first recorded cave-dwelling Cavernicola (Platyhelminthes) from South America

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    Leal-Zanchet, Ana Maria; de Souza, Stella Teles; Ferreira, Rodrigo Lopes

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Species diversity of Brazilian cave fauna has been seriously underestimated. A karst area located in Felipe Guerra, northeastern Brazil, which is a hotspot of subterranean diversity in Brazil, has revealed more than 20 troglobitic species, most of them still undescribed. Based on recent samplings in this karst area, we document the occurrence of the suborder Cavernicola (Platyhelminthes) in South American hypogean environments for the first time and describe a new genus and species for this suborder. Hausera Leal-Zanchet & Souza, gen. n. has features concordant with those defined for the family Dimarcusidae. The new genus is characterized by two unique features, viz. an intestine extending dorsally to the brain and ovovitelline ducts located dorsally to the nerve cords, which is complemented by a combination of other characters. The type-specimens of Hausera hauseri Leal-Zanchet & Souza, sp. n. are typical stygobionts, unpigmented and eyeless, and they may constitute an oceanic relict as is the case of other stygobiotic invertebrates found in this karst area in northeastern Brazil. PMID:25349486

  1. Free market environmentalism

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    Anderson, T.L.; Leal, D.R.

    1991-01-01

    Free Market Environmentalism by Terry L. Anderson and Donald R. Leal is a call to action rather than an empirical study. These authors argue that the environment and the market are inextricably connected in a positive rather than negative way. In their view, individual property owners, who are in a position and have an incentive to obtain time- and place-specific information about their resource endowments, are better suited than centralized bureaucracies to manage resources. Government should strive as much as possible to encourage and facilitate the working of the market through the enforcement of property rights, including clearly specified titles, strict liability rules and adjudication of disputed property rights in court. Markets could then be created in a variety of environmental policy domains. For example, Yellowstone National park currently has a problem with migrating bison who wander off the park premises and infect the cattle of adjoining ranches with deadly viruses. To Anderson and Leal, this problem could be solved if park officials owned the bison and could be sued for damages. Overfishing could be solved through the allocation of property rights to specific people who would be allowed to trade their rights. This property rights model is applied to a wide variety of environmental circumstances and problems including land policy, outdoor recreation, energy development, groundwater pollution, garbage disposal, and global warming.

  2. DEVELOPING A TOOL FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING: JOURNAL ARTICLE

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    NRMRL-CIN-1246 Curran*, M.A. Developing a Tool for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing. Environmental Management and Health (Filho, W.L. (Ed.), MCB University Press) 12 (3):244-253 (2001). EPA/600/J-02/238, http://www.emerald-library.com/ft. 12/04/2000 LCA-based guidance wa...

  3. The Prince, the Captain and "The State": An Examination of the Mesquita Family Ownership of "O Estado de Sao Paulo" to 1969.

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    Etsinger, Jean

    Julio Mesquita joined the staff of "O Estado de Sao Paulo" in 1885 and became a director in 1891, when he also began his first term as a deputy of the Sao Paulo state assembly. Until his death in 1927, Mesquita guided the newspaper's growth in all respects--editorial, political, technological, and economic. Julio de Mesquita Filho assumed…

  4. Verification of mesoscopic models of viscoelastic fluids with a non-monotonic flow curve

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    Kuznetsova, Julia L.; Skul'skiy, Oleg I.

    2016-02-01

    The non-monotonic flow curve of a 1 wt.% polyacrylonitrile solution in dimethyl sulfoxide is described by two mesoscopic models: the modified Vinogradov-Pokrovsky model and the model proposed by Remmelgas, Harrison and Leal. To obtain an adequate description of the experimental curve, we have selected suitable internal parameters for these models. Analytical solutions for the Couette-Poiseuille flow problems are determined in parametric form, which allows us to plot the distribution of stress components and anisotropy tensor as well as the velocity profiles containing closed loops and weak tangential discontinuities. It is shown that both models predict a similar qualitative picture of structure evolution, but exhibit a significant discrepancy in the quantitative description of the magnitude of molecular chain stretching.

  5. Bubbles Responding to Ultrasound Pressure

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    2003-01-01

    The Bubble and Drop Nonlinear Dynamics (BDND) experiment was designed to improve understanding of how the shape and behavior of bubbles respond to ultrasound pressure. By understanding this behavior, it may be possible to counteract complications bubbles cause during materials processing on the ground. This 12-second sequence came from video downlinked from STS-94, July 5 1997, MET:3/19:15 (approximate). The BDND guest investigator was Gary Leal of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The experiment was part of the space research investigations conducted during the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1R mission (STS-94, July 1-17 1997). Advanced fluid dynamics experiments will be a part of investigations plarned for the International Space Station. (435KB, 13-second MPEG, screen 160 x 120 pixels; downlinked video, higher quality not available) A still JPG composite of this movie is available at http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/MSFC-0300162.html.

  6. [The neuroscientific work of Justo Gonzalo (1910-1986): the center syndrome and reversal metamorphopsia].

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    Arias, M; Gonzalo, I

    2004-10-01

    The Spanish neuroscientist Justo Gonzalo Rodriguez-Leal (Barcelona 1910, Madrid 1986) carried out different studies on cerebral functions, highlighting those made in patients with encephalic injuries suffered during the Spanish civil war. His book "Investigaciones sobre la nueva dinámica cerebral. La actividad cerebral en función de las condiciones de excitabilidad nerviosa", published in two volumes (the first one in 1945 and the second one five years later), gathers some of his fundamental contributions, among which the so-called central syndrome stands out. A dominant parietal lesion (central) equidistant from the visual, sensorial and auditory projection areas can lead to diverse perceptive dysfunctions, among them inversions in visual, tactile and acoustic perception. As the lesion becomes more peripheral, the resulting defect will be more unisensorial and crossed, while when it approaches the central region, the disorders will be bilateral and polysensorial. Justo Gonzalo explained all these phenomena later by a gradient system. PMID:15470582

  7. Conformal collineations and anisotropic fluids in general relativity

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    Duggal, K. L.; Sharma, R.

    1986-10-01

    Recently, Herrera et al. [L. Herrera, J. Jimenez, L. Leal, J. Ponce de Leon, M. Esculpi, and V. Galino, J. Math. Phys. 25, 3274 (1984)] studied the consequences of the existence of a one-parameter group of conformal motions for anisotropic matter. They concluded that for special conformal motions, the stiff equation of state (p=μ) is singled out in a unique way, provided the generating conformal vector field is orthogonal to the four-velocity. In this paper, the same problem is studied by using conformal collineations (which include conformal motions as subgroups). It is shown that, for a special conformal collineation, the stiff equation of state is not singled out. Non-Einstein Ricci-recurrent spaces are considered as physical models for the fluid matter.

  8. The stability of a rising droplet: an inertialess nonmodal growth mechanism

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    Gallino, Giacomo; Zhu, Lailai; Gallaire, Francois

    2015-11-01

    Past modal stability analysis (Kojima et al., 1984) predicted that a rising or sedimenting droplet in a viscous fluid is stable in the presence of surface tension no matter how small, in contrast with experimental and numerical results. By performing a non-modal stability analysis, we demonstrate the potential for transient growth of the interfacial energy of a rising droplet in the limit of inertialess Stokes equations. The predicted critical capillary numbers agree well with that from direct numerical simulations reported in the literature (Koh & Leal 1989). Boundary integral simulations are used to delineate the critical amplitude of the most destabilizing perturbations. The critical amplitude is negatively correlated with the linear optimal energy growth, implying that the transient growth is responsible for reducing the necessary perturbation amplitude required to escape the basin of attraction of the spherical solution. European Research Council is acknowledged for funding the work through a starting grant (ERC SimCoMiCs 280117).

  9. Interactions Forces and the Flow-Induced Coalescence of Drops and Bubbles

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    Leal, L. Gary; Israelachvili, J.

    2004-01-01

    In order to accomplish the proposed macroscale experimental goals, we designed and built a pair of miniaturized computer-controlled four-roll mills, similar but much smaller than the 4-roll mill that had been develop earlier in Prof. Leal's group for studies of drop deformation and breakup. This unique experimental facility allows for controlled experiments on the breakup and coalescence of very small drops in the size range of 20-200 micrometers in diameter for a wide variety of flows and under a wide range of flow conditions including time-dependent flows, etc. The small size of this device is necessary for coalescence studies, since coalescence occurs in viscous fluids at capillary numbers that are large enough to be experimentally accessible only for drops that are smaller than approximately 100_m in diameter. Using these miniaturized 4-roll mills, we have obtained the first quantitative data (so far as we are aware) on the flow-induced coalescence process.

  10. Bubble and Drop Nonlinear Dynamics experiment

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    2003-01-01

    The Bubble and Drop Nonlinear Dynamics (BDND) experiment was designed to improve understanding of how the shape and behavior of bubbles respond to ultrasound pressure. By understanding this behavior, it may be possible to counteract complications bubbles cause during materials processing on the ground. This 12-second sequence came from video downlinked from STS-94, July 5 1997, MET:3/19:15 (approximate). The BDND guest investigator was Gary Leal of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The experiment was part of the space research investigations conducted during the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1R mission (STS-94, July 1-17 1997). Advanced fluid dynamics experiments will be a part of investigations plarned for the International Space Station. (189KB JPEG, 1293 x 1460 pixels; downlinked video, higher quality not available) The MPG from which this composite was made is available at http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/MSFC-0300163.html.

  11. [Sauberbruch and Ulbricht].

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    Klimpel, Volker

    2004-01-01

    The communist leader in Eastern Germany, Walter Ulbricht, and the most popular surgeon of Germany since the "golden twenties", Ferdinand Sauberbruch, met together for some days after the second world war at Berlin. After a short biographical report of both personalities the causes and the details of this unusual connection between Ferdinand Sauerbruch, the great surgeon, and Walter Ulbricht, the Stalinist dictator, are given. The different backgrounds, some social circumstances and political necessities have influenced their cooperation. On this way political and medical relationships are explained. In spite of his part during the Nazi regime Sauerbruch became a chief of the health department in Berlin from May 1945 until October in the same year. He withdrew in 1949, suffering of arteriosclerosis. Later, past the foundation of the German Democratic Republic, Walter Ulbricht obtained by fighting the whole power in the party and in the state. PMID:15635759

  12. AGU Awards

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    Drake, Charles L.; Oliver, Jack

    Walter Bucher was a true student of the earth. He began as a zoologist, turned to paleontology in graduate school, and became interested in structural geology through studies of deformed fossils in the Alps. His book, Deformation of the Earth's Crust, first published in the 1930s, was a heroic attempt to find order in the structure of the globe. He has a long association with the American Geophysical Union and was its president from 1950-1953.Jack Oliver was a student of Walter Bucher at Columbia, and perhaps some of Walter's versatility rubbed off on him. Jack began his geophysical career in the atmosphere, tried the oceans but found them too unstable, and tested the Arctic ice before settling on the solid earth. Although he is claimed by the seismologists as one of their own, he has always maintained a strong interest in the crustal rocks and their structure in addition to his interest in their elastic properties.

  13. GENERAL EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST, OF THE SURFACE PLANT WITH ...

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    GENERAL EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST, OF THE SURFACE PLANT WITH CONVEYORS. JIM WALTER RESOURCES INC. MINING DIVISION OPERATES FOUR UNDERGROUND COAL MINES IN THE BLUE CREEK COAL FIELD OF BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT, THREE IN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY AND ONE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY. TOTAL ANNUAL PRODUCTION IS 8,000,000 TONS. AT 2,300 DEEP, JIM WALTER'S BROOKWOOD MINES ARE THE DEEPEST UNDERGROUND COAL MINES IN NORTH AMERICA. THEY PRODUCE A HIGH-GRADE MEDIUM VOLATILE LOW SULPHUR METALLURGICAL COAL. THE BROOKWOOD NO. 5 MINE (PICTURED IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH) EMPLOYS THE LONGWALL MINING TECHNIQUES WITH BELTS CONVEYING COAL FROM UNDERGROUND OPERATIONS TO THE SURFACE. - JIm Walter Resources, Incorporated, Brookwood No. 5 Mine, 12972 Lock 17 Road, Brookwood, Tuscaloosa County, AL

  14. Photonic temperature and pressure sensors for biosystems/pulsed microwave. Part 1: Interaction studies

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    Kersey, A. D.; Dandridge, A.

    1987-09-01

    This report details research efforts at the Naval Research Laboratory into the development of miniature, high frequency, optical fiber pressure and temperature sensors for use in monitoring transient pressure and heating in biological samples under microwave irradiation. The first sections of the report describe the various pressure and temperature sensor configurations studied and/or tested experimentally. Section B reports the results obtained with field tested (at Walter Reed) prototype sensors, and Section C describes the operational details and calibration of the temperature and pressure sensor units for delivery to Walter Reed.

  15. STS-55 German payload specialists pose in front of SL-D2 module at KSC

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    1992-01-01

    STS-55 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, German payload specialists pose in front of the Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module at a Kennedy Space Center (KSC) processing facility. These two Germans have been assigned to support the STS-55/SL-D2 mission. They are Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel (left) and Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter. Walter and Schlegel are scheduled to fly aboard OV-102 for the mission, joining five NASA astronauts. Clearly visible on the SL-D2 module are the European Space Agency (ESA) insignia, the feedthrough plate, and the D2 insignia.

  16. STS-55 SL-D2 crew reviews preflight CEIT procedures in KSC conference room

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    1993-01-01

    STS-55 Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) crewmembers, seated at a conference table, discuss Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) procedures in a briefing room at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). From left are Mission Specialist 1 (MS1) and Payload Commander (PLC) Jerry L. Ross, German Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter, Pilot Terence T. Henricks, Commander Steven R. Nagel, MS3 Bernard J. Harris, Jr, German Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel, and MS2 Charles J. Precourt. Seated in the foreground are KSC technicians and payload integration officers. Walter and Schlegel are representatives from DLR. View provided by KSC with alternate KSC number KSC-93PC-212.

  17. STS-55 Columbia, OV-102, crew poses for onboard portrait in SL-D2 module

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    1993-01-01

    STS-55 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, crewmembers pose for their traditional onboard (inflight) portrait in the Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module. Front (left to right) are Pilot Terence T. Henricks, Commander Steven R. Nagel, German Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter, and Mission Specialist 2 (MS2) Charles J. Precourt. In the rear (left to right) are MS3 Bernard A. Harris, Jr, German Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel, and MS1 and Payload Commander (PLC) Jerry L. Ross. Walter and Schlegel represent the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR).

  18. STS-55 crewmembers work in the SL-D2 module onboard OV-102

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    1993-01-01

    Working in the shirt-sleeve research environment of the Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module are STS-55 Mission Specialist 1 (MS1) and Payload Commander (PLC) Jerry L. Ross, MS3 Bernard A. Harris, Jr, German Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel, and German Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter. Ross examines sample tube at Rack 8 Werkstofflabor (WL) (left). Harris, holding his arm, waits to have his blood drawn by Schlegel (right). Wearing the baroreflex (BA) collar at Rack 12 Experiment Rack and waving is Walter. The SL-D2 module is located in the payload bay (PLB) of the Earth-orbiting Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102.

  19. Looking and Seeing: The Play of Image and Word--The Wager of Art in the Technological Society

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    Lovekin, David

    2012-01-01

    This study began with a fascination for the enigma of American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987). I began to collect his words. I had been intrigued by German philosopher, literary critic, and essayist Walter Benjamin's (1892-1940) philosophical snapshots and with the notion of an aura that could be pealed from objects by photography. And I was taken…

  20. 3. Photocopy form Western Architect, Vol, 19, No. 8, August ...

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    3. Photocopy form Western Architect, Vol, 19, No. 8, August 1913, following page 80. 'TOWN AND COMMUNITY PLANNING, WALTER BURLEY GRIFFEN.' ORIGINAL PRESENTATION DRAWING AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, ART DEPARTMENT. - Joshua G. Melson House, 56 River Heights Drive, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, IA

  1. Ezra Pound: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.

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    Sutton, Walter, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Walter Sutton, William Butler Yeats, William Carlos Williams, T. S. Eliot, F. R. Leavis, Hugh Kenner, M. L. Rosenthal, Forrest Read, David W. Evans, W. M. Frohock, Harold H. Watts, Earl Miner, Murray Schafer, J. P.…

  2. Perspectives on Literacy.

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    Kintgen, Eugene R., Ed.; And Others

    This book contains 28 essays that form the core of an advanced course in the theoretical backgrounds of literacy. The book contains the following articles: "The Consequences of Literacy" (Jack Goody and Ian Watt); "Some Psychodynamics of Orality" (Walter Ong); "Implications of Literacy in Traditional China and India" (Kathleen Gough); "Unpackaging…

  3. Building a Quality Workforce: A National Priority for the 21st Century. Conference Proceedings (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 23-25, 1989).

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    Bolin, Rick, Ed.; Green, Lori, Ed.

    Selected titles from a conference on building a quality workforce are as follows: "Action Packed 'Practical Education Now'" (Walters); "Adjusting to Transitions" (Schall, Dluzak); "Adult Literacy" (Nichols); "Aging Workforce" (Stowell et al.); "Artificial Intelligence and Human Performance Technology" (Ruyle); "Basic Academic Skills Problem"…

  4. 76 FR 30716 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Technological Advisory Council

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    2011-05-26

    ... Technologist, the Chief of the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology, or the TAC Designated Federal Officer... Communications Commission, Attn: Walter E. Johnston, Chief, Electromagnetic Compatibility Division, 445 12th..., Chief Technologist, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 7-A224, Washington,...

  5. Population Growth: Family Planning Programs.

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    Doberenz, Alexander R., Ed.; Taylor, N. Burwell G., Ed.

    These proceedings of the second annual symposium on population growth bring together speeches and panel discussions on family planning programs. Titles of speeches delivered are: Communicating Family Planning (Mrs. Jean Hutchinson); Effects of New York's Abortion Law Change (Dr. Walter Rogers); The Law and Birth Control, Sterilization and Abortion…

  6. Understanding Literacy: Theoretical Foundations for Research in Media Ecology.

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    Ramos, Lori

    2000-01-01

    Reviews the major scholarship of Harold Innis, Eric Havelock, Marshall McLuhan, Jack Goody, Walter Ong and Elizabeth Eisenstein, as they focused on the development of writing systems, and later, printing. Discusses how their theoretical frameworks are central to understanding media ecology, an emerging field of interdisciplinary study for…

  7. "We're Just Kidding": Sexual Obscenities in Classroom Chat and Teaching about Audience

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    Berzsenyi, Christyne

    2004-01-01

    Concentrating on the unintentionally dominant group, the author considers how Walter Ong demonstrates that novice writers have a narrow concept of audience that is really a narcissistic fiction projected as an ideal reader (1975). Given this, writing instructors can work to broaden their students' sense of audience to consider readers who are not…

  8. Teaching Language Arts: Learning through Dialogue.

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    Lindfors, Judith Wells, Ed.; Townsend, Jane S., Ed.

    Offering an alternative to traditional language arts methods textbooks, this collection of 20 essays by master teachers is grouped into 4 main sections. Following an introduction, essays in the book are: (1) "Walter" (Vivian Gussin Paley); (2) "Children Become Writers: A Conversation with Two Teachers" (Cyndy Hoffman and Carol E. Sharp); (3)…

  9. Satan and Savior: Mass Communication in Progressive Thought.

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    Peters, John Durham

    1989-01-01

    Probes the contradictory philosophical reception of mass communication in the social thought of Charles Horton Cooley, John Dewey, Walter Lippmann, Robert Park, and Josiah Royce. Shows how these progressive intellectuals conceived of mass media as an integral part of a social order whose scale and mass require systematic means of

  10. The Impact of Feedback Frequency on Learning and Task Performance: Challenging the "More Is Better" Assumption

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    Lam, Chak Fu; DeRue, D. Scott; Karam, Elizabeth P.; Hollenbeck, John R.

    2011-01-01

    Previous research on feedback frequency suggests that more frequent feedback improves learning and task performance (Salmoni, Schmidt, & Walter, 1984). Drawing from resource allocation theory (Kanfer & Ackerman, 1989), we challenge the "more is better" assumption and propose that frequent feedback can overwhelm an individual's cognitive resource…

  11. New Perspectives on the Genesis of the U.S.: A Report of FPRI's History Institute for Teachers. Footnotes. Volume 9, Number 2

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    Kuehner, Trudy J.

    2004-01-01

    The Foreign Policy Research Institute held its 11th History Institute for Teachers on June 5-6, 2004, bringing together forty-five teachers from fifteen states for a weekend of lectures and seminars. Sessions included; (1) Colonial Origins of American Identity (Walter McDougall); (2) Migration and Colonization (Daniel Richter); (3) Liberty and…

  12. "The Day After." A Gamble That Paid Off: An Advertiser's Assessment.

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    Kaatz, Ronald B.

    1984-01-01

    Describes the promotion and public relations campaign and sale of commercial time by the American Broadcasting Corporation for "The Day After," a movie depicting nuclear holocaust, and discusses Nielsen Company findings and a J. Walter Thompson USA audience analysis and reaction survey regarding the program and its advertisers. (MBR)

  13. Unleashing Deep Smarts: The Most Valuable Untapped Source of Knowledge Lies within the District's Own Personnel

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    Burbach, Harold J.; Butler, Alfred R., IV

    2005-01-01

    A widely applied premise in the field of business asserts that the key to an organization's success in today's changing environment is a world-class knowledge management system. The most critical value-added piece of this puzzle lies in what co-authors Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap in their book Deep Smarts: How to Cultivate and Transfer…

  14. The Multifaith Campus: Transforming Colleges and Universities for Spiritual Engagement

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    Stewart, Dafina Lazarus; Kocet, Michael M.; Lobdell, Sharon

    2011-01-01

    Religious pluralism is not the first type of diversity higher education has faced. In a 1998 article, Sylvia Hurtado, Jeffrey Milem, Alma Clayton-Pedersen, and Walter Allen advocated the necessity of using a multidimensional framework for enhancing the campus climate for racial and ethnic diversity. Their model began with acknowledging the…

  15. Technical Papers of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges.

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    Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Corvallis, OR.

    These technical papers by Association members cover a few of the many work functions of physical plants. The authors and their topics are: Thomas E. Shepard, "Opportunities for Controlling the Cost of Electric Power"; Walter W. Wade, "A Different Approach to Parking Structure Construction"; Ronald T. Flinn and Jesse M. Campbell, "Walk -- Through…

  16. The house fly, Musca domestica: once again a vector of pathogens of public health significance

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    During the time of Walter Reed in Cuba and in subsequent years of the early 20th century, the house fly lost its image of a being a good fly to have around, and became a dreaded vector of disease-causing organisms. In the U.S., it was dubbed the typhoid fly and many research projects were launched t...

  17. "The Blues Playingest Dog You Ever Heard Of": (Re)positioning Literacy through African American Blues Rhetoric

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    Kynard, Carmen

    2008-01-01

    Building on scholarship in African American rhetorics and African American language, an analysis of Walter Dean Myers's (2000) "The Blues of Flats Brown" is presented as a methodology for (re)imagining educational issues and research related to voice, agency, reading, and literacy in the face of racial oppression and subjugation. In the analysis,

  18. Literary Art in the Formation of the Great Community: John Dewey's Theory of Public Ideas in "The Public and Its Problems"

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    Waks, Leonard J.

    2014-01-01

    In his books "Public Opinion" and "The Phantom Public," Walter Lippmann argued that policy leaders should deny the public a significant role in policymaking. Public opinion, he argued, would inevitably be ill-informed, self-interested and readily manipulated. In "The Public and its Problems," Dewey countered Lippmann

  19. Citing "Whatever" Authority: The Ethics of Quotation in the Work of Giorgio Agamben

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    Dickinson, Colby

    2014-01-01

    This article seeks to lay out an analysis of Giorgio Agamben's central claims with regard to the formation of a theory of citationality. By juxtaposing Walter Benjamin's theory of citations alongside his more recent, critical engagements with the Western theological tradition, Agamben sets himself the goal of redefining ethics along…

  20. Education and Equity in Rural America: 1984 and Beyond. Proceedings of the Annual Rural and Small Schools Conference (6th, Manhattan, Kansas, October 29-30, 1984).

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    Horn, Jerry, Ed.; Davis, Patricia, Ed.

    The proceedings consist of the entire major addresses of Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Steve Miller, and Walter Turner, and abbreviated versions of 29 other papers or presentations. The materials deal with a variety of rural-focused topics: women (Evelyn Hausmann); teacher career ladder plans (Paul Burden); inservice (Robert Norton, Myron…

  1. Dialectical Imagery and Postmodern Research

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    Davison, Kevin G.

    2006-01-01

    This article suggests utilizing dialectical imagery, as understood by German social philosopher Walter Benjamin, as an additional qualitative data analysis strategy for research into the postmodern condition. The use of images mined from research data may offer epistemological transformative possibilities that will assist in the demystification of…

  2. The Pedagogue of the Auratic Medium--Extending the Argument

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    Dobson, Stephen

    2008-01-01

    Nick Peim has recently revisited the work of Walter Benjamin; specifically his famous essay on art and mechanical reproduction. In this reply, I too draw upon the inspiration of Benjamin to extend the argument to the question of experience and what might count as knowledge, both in a philosophical sense and also in terms of the curriculum. To…

  3. A King over Egypt, Which Knew Not Joseph.

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    Coffman, William E.

    1993-01-01

    Although it is true that today's education needs improvement, schools today are not all bad. The opinions of the following five experts, whose views are worth hearing are introduced: (1) Thomas Hopkins; (2) Ralph Tyler; (3) E. F. Lindquist; (4) Walter Cook; and (5) Harold Benjamin. (SLD)

  4. "The Storyteller: Reflections on the Works of Nikolai Leskov."

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    International Journal of Oral History, 1981

    1981-01-01

    Presents 11 selections from Walter Benjamin's essay "The Storyteller" which illustrate how the work milieu and the significance of death are incorporated into stories. Benjamin compares historiography to traditional storytelling, and discusses the effect of the storyteller's need to maintain the listener's interest upon the story's style and…

  5. Messianic Pedagogy

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    Lewis, Tyson

    2010-01-01

    Famously, Walter Benjamin once wrote that behind historical materialism lies a disavowed theological "hunchback." More importantly, it is only through a rejuvenated relation with this theological hunchback that historical materialism can ultimately realize its own revolutionary possibilities. While the theological dimension of critical theory has…

  6. The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction.

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    Bruce, Bertram C.

    2000-01-01

    Argues that Web has become a major art medium. Investigates ways artists and appreciators of art are using the Web. Discusses the reproduction of art: from hand to mechanical to digital reproduction, focusing on the work of Walter Benjamin. Lists other sites where one can find art on the Web. (SR)

  7. Agency and the Death of the Author: A Partial Defense of Modernism.

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    Trimbur, John

    2000-01-01

    Claims the story of the death of the author carries with it an edifying mission: (1) it gets rid of the mystifying figure of the author; and (2) it points the way toward rehabilitating the notion of agency. Supports Walter Benjamin's position that argues a need to socialize the author as producer. (NH)

  8. Methodological Issues in Documentary Ethnography: A Renewed Call for Putting Cameras in the Hands of the People.

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    Huesca, Robert

    The participatory method of image production holds enormous potential for communication and journalism scholars operating out of a critical/cultural framework. The methodological potentials of mechanical reproduction were evident in the 1930s, when Walter Benjamin contributed three enduring concepts: questioning the art/document dichotomy; placing…

  9. Speaking of Tongues

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    Fussner, Hannah

    2004-01-01

    In this paper I reflect on claims that artifacts, as alternatives to texts, can provide an effective means of access to learning. With reference to the work of Walter Benjamin, I analyse the role the aura of a ritual object played in engaging a group of Year 6 students, all of whom experienced various degrees of delayed literacy. Drawing on…

  10. Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930. Bulletin, 1931, No. 20. Volume II. [Chapter I - III

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    Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1932

    1932-01-01

    This document contains the first three chapters of the Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, covering the years 1928-1930. These chapters include: (1) Statistical summary of education, 1929-30 (Emery M. Foster); (2) Statistics of State school systems, 1929-30 (David T. Blose with the cooperation of Walter S. Deffenbaugh); and (3)…

  11. Writing (for) Survival: Continuity and Change in Four Contemporary Native American Women's Autobiographies.

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    de Hernandez, J. Browdy

    1994-01-01

    Reviews four autobiographical texts by Native American women: "Talking Indian: Reflections on Survival and Writing" (Anna Lee Walters), "Storyteller" (Leslie Marmon Silko), "The Ways of My Grandmothers" (Beverly Hungry Wolf), and "Saanii Dahataal/The Women Are Singing" (Lucy Tapahonso). All rework the egocentric autobiographic model to express an…

  12. Women of the Native Struggle. Portraits & Testimony of Native American Women.

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    Farley, Ronnie, Ed.

    This book portrays images and views of approximately 45 Native American women in their roles as mothers, grandmothers, tribal elders, teachers, preservers of traditional beliefs and practices, and leaders in the continuing struggle for survival. An introduction by Anna Lee Walter presents an overview of the modern Native American woman. In the…

  13. Toward a Hierarchical Model of Criminal Thinking: Evidence from Item Response Theory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis

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    Walters, Glenn D.; Hagman, Brett T.; Cohn, Amy M.

    2011-01-01

    Item response theory (IRT) methods were applied to items from the 80-item Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles (PICTS; G. D. Walters, 1995) to determine how well they measure the latent trait of criminal thinking in a group of 2,872 male medium security prison inmates. Preliminary analyses revealed that the 64 PICTS thinking style…

  14. U. S. Intervention in Cuba, 1898: Interpreting the Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War.

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    Paterson, Thomas G.

    1998-01-01

    Presents an incisive overview of the historical writing concerning the Spanish-American War by U.S. historians. Summarizes and comments on some of the seminal works by Walter LaFeber, Paul Kennedy, and Louis A. Perez. Their works consider the conflict from the perspectives of international relations, domestic politics, and various ideologies. (MJP)

  15. Yours for the Taking: Thousands of Free Books Are Now Available Online

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    Minkel, Walter

    2004-01-01

    Minkel Walter, recently read about a school district in Texas that's supplying its fifth- and sixth-grade students with laptops. Along with electronic copies of textbooks, the laptops will also contain a "library" of about 2,000 books--"classics of Western civilization"--packaged by Vital Source Technologies and sold for about 5200 per computer.

  16. Making an Impression: YA Authors and Their Influential Teachers

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    Eisenbach, Brooke; Kaywell, Joan F.

    2013-01-01

    This article recounts significant moments from online interviews these authors conducted with Young Adult (YA) authors concerning the teachers who left a lasting impression on them and assisted them in finding their voice and unique writing abilities. S. E. Hinton, Walter Dean Myers, Erin Gruwell, Chris Crutcher, and other popular YA authors…

  17. Satan and Savior: Mass Communication in Progressive Thought.

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    Peters, John Durham

    1989-01-01

    Probes the contradictory philosophical reception of mass communication in the social thought of Charles Horton Cooley, John Dewey, Walter Lippmann, Robert Park, and Josiah Royce. Shows how these progressive intellectuals conceived of mass media as an integral part of a social order whose scale and mass require systematic means of…

  18. The Lippmann-Dewey "Debate" Revisited: The Problem of Knowledge and the Role of Experts in Modern Democratic Theory

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    DeCesare, Tony

    2012-01-01

    With only some fear of oversimplification, the fundamental differences between Walter Lippmann and John Dewey that are of concern here can be introduced by giving attention to Lippmann's deceptively simple formulation of a central problem in democratic theory: "The environment is complex. Man's political capacity is simple. Can a bridge be built…

  19. South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Update. Volume 2, Issue 2

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    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    In this issue, Dr. Garrison Walters, executive director of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, observes that a better job must be done in making others across the country more aware that South Carolina has an outstanding system of higher education. Despite its considerable strengths in higher education, the state has to do…

  20. 78 FR 55244 - Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Medical Facilities Development and University...

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    ... Preferable Alternatives. The preferred alternative for the MFD will fully meet the Congressional mandate in... standards for military medicine at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) by providing... Base Realignment and Closure investment. The preferred alternative for the University Expansion...

  1. Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal, 2000.

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    Smutney, Joan Franklin, Ed.

    2000-01-01

    This issue of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC) Journal focuses on teaching gifted children in the regular education classroom. Featured articles include: (1) "Educating All Gifted Children for the 21st Century: Proposal for Training Regular Classroom Teachers" (Maurice D. Fisher and Michael E. Walters); (2) "Gifted Children in…

  2. Racist Quotes from Persons of Note, Part II.

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    Fikes, Robert, Jr.

    1988-01-01

    Offers racist quotes about Blacks, Jews, Hispanics, Asians, Italians, Poles, and others, from famous persons such as John Wayne, Woodrow Wilson, William F. Buckley, Richard Wagner, Jesse Helms, Sam Rayburn, Walter Lippman, Jack London, Paul Lynde, Theodore Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, Ezra Pound, Richard M. Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. (BJV)

  3. Argument and Visual Structuring in the 1984 Mondale-Reagan Debates: The Medium's Influence on the Perception of Clash.

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    Morello, John T.

    1988-01-01

    Analyzes the visual and verbal content of the 1984 televised debates between Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan. Asserts that the televised depiction of the debates visually structured portions of them in a manner inconsistent with their verbal content. Focuses on clash, when candidates engaged in arguments of attack or defense. (MS)

  4. News Focus: Presidential Candidates Give Views on Science and Technology.

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    Chemical and Engineering News, 1984

    1984-01-01

    Presents the views of Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale on various science issues. Major areas examined include: science policy goals; science education; adequate research and development funding; importance of research activities; role of science and technology in solving national problems; and other issues. (JN)

  5. French: An Accommodating Language? = Le Francais: Langue D'Accueil?

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    Wright, Sue, Ed.

    This bilingual book considers recent developments in French attitudes towards language purism, borrowing, and the incursion of English. The book begins with an essay by French sociolinguist Henriette Walter, and most of the following essays are direct responses to her ideas. All chapters are provided in French and English. Chapter titles include…

  6. Rhetorical Identification across Difference and Disability

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    Hitt, Allison

    2016-01-01

    This review essay places Stephanie Kerschbaum's "Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference" and Shannon Walters's "Rhetorical Touch: Disability, Identification, Haptics" in a conversation about how we can more productively identify with and across difference. While they have different theoretical approaches and applications, both…

  7. "Reflecting Forward" on the Digital in Multidirectional Memory-Work between Canada and South Africa

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    Strong-Wilson, Teresa; Mitchell, Claudia; Morrison,, Connie; Radford,, Linda; Pithouse-Morgan, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    We explore the place that the digital can occupy in teachers' pedagogical practices around social justice and especially how memory-work can deepen and enhance teacher practices. Like Walter Benjamin, we see memory as being a medium for exploring the past and where the digital provides greater opportunities for teachers to work productively across

  8. Rhetorical and Communication Theory: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1982 (Vol. 42 Nos. 7 through 12).

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    ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.

    This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 18 titles deal with the following topics: (1) the rhetorical theory and practice of Walter Lippmann; (2) communication, "root-metaphor" orientation, and decision making; (3) teaching as rhetoric; (4) the conditions and elements…

  9. Maximising returns from cogeneration.

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    Walter, Craig

    2013-11-01

    In an article first published in The Australian hospital engineer, Craig Walter, manager-Emerging Markets, A.G. Coombs Pty, examines some of the key considerations for healthcare estates teams looking at installing cogeneration or trigeneration systems and technology. PMID:24397222

  10. Applying Operant Conditioning Principles to the Management of Organizations.

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    DeVries, David L.; Jablonsky, Stephen F.

    Following Walter Nord (1969), the present article contains a predictive model of individual behavior based on both operant conditioning and management literatures. The behavior of an organizational member is seen as a function of the reinforcement contingencies applied by various groups in his environment and of his cognitive assessment of such…

  11. Teaching Religion in Public Schools: Review of Warren A. Nord, "Does God Make a Difference?"

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    Feinberg, Walter

    2013-01-01

    In this review of Warren Nord's "Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities," Walter Feinberg provides a detailed analysis of Nord's argument that the study of religion should be constitutionally mandated as a corrective to the overwhelmingly secular course of study offered in…

  12. Educating Teachers in Democratic Societies: Certification Concerns. A Panel Discussion Moderated by Ronald Swartz.

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    Educational Horizons, 1999

    1999-01-01

    Colloquium discussants Ronald Swartz and Mary Otto (Oakland University), Father Walter Krolikowski and Peggy Fong (Loyola University), and William Schubert and Victoria Chou (University of Illinois at Chicago) address teacher certification program philosophy, state and national standards, and other issues. (SK)

  13. The Virtual Aura--Is There Space for Enchantment in a Technological World?

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    Hazan, Susan

    As Walter Benjamin described in his famous essay, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction", the role of art in society and the notion that art has become modified through mechanical reproduction has engaged not only artists, but also curators and the museum public. Benjamin embraced the severing of the quasi-mystical "aura" from the…

  14. 75 FR 36774 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    ... applications, FMCSA renews the Federal vision exemptions for Roy L. Allen, Lyle H. Banser, Lloyd J. Botsford, Walter M. Brown, Charley J. Davis, Derek T. Ford, Paul D. Gaither, Taras G. Hamilton, Thomas R. Hedden... 23, 2010 (75 FR 20881). Conclusion The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of...

  15. A Physiologist's View of Homeostasis

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    Modell, Harold; Cliff, William; Michael, Joel; McFarland, Jenny; Wenderoth, Mary Pat; Wright, Ann

    2015-01-01

    Homeostasis is a core concept necessary for understanding the many regulatory mechanisms in physiology. Claude Bernard originally proposed the concept of the constancy of the "milieu interieur," but his discussion was rather abstract. Walter Cannon introduced the term "homeostasis" and expanded Bernard's notion of…

  16. The Holocaust Memorial Sculpture Project: An Artist's Tale

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    Houlihan, Elena Hiatt

    2005-01-01

    This article describes a school residency project which balloons in complexity, difficulty and meaning--making the incomprehensible tangible. The project had started in the spring of 1996, when the social studies teacher of Community Day School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Bill Walter, wanted the students to understand the enormity of the…

  17. On the "Critique of Everyday Life" to "Metaphilosophy": Henri Lefebvre's Philosophical-Political Legacy of the Cultural Revolution

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    Sünker, Heinz

    2014-01-01

    Henri Lefebvre (1901-91), philosopher and sociologist, is, together with Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin and Ernst Bloch, one of the most relevant representatives of the first generation in Western Marxism. His engagement with Marxism led him to analyse everyday life in post-war France in order to decipher the possibilities of,…

  18. Education, Communication, and Science in the Public Sphere

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    Feinstein, Noah Weeth

    2015-01-01

    In the 1920s, John Dewey and Walter Lippmann both wrote important books examining whether the public was capable of playing a constructive role in policy, particularly when specialized knowledge was involved. This essay uses the Lippmann-Dewey debate to identify new challenges for science education and to explore the relationship between science…

  19. The Professors, the Press, the Think Tanks--And Their Problems

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    Alterman, Eric

    2011-01-01

    Think back to the famous 1920s debate between Walter Lippmann and John Dewey. The argument--begun by Lippmann with a series of three brilliant books published between 1919 and 1925 and ended by Dewey in 1927 with his book-length response to "Public Opinion," Lippmann's masterpiece--turned on many issues simultaneously but rested foundationally on…

  20. 10,000 Success Stories

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    McCain, Mary

    2013-01-01

    In a recent essay in "Time" magazine, Dr. Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), underscored the need for community colleges to partner with industry to help close the skills gap and position students to meet 21st-century employment needs. Much attention is on small businesses, which have…

  1. A Physiologist's View of Homeostasis

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    Modell, Harold; Cliff, William; Michael, Joel; McFarland, Jenny; Wenderoth, Mary Pat; Wright, Ann

    2015-01-01

    Homeostasis is a core concept necessary for understanding the many regulatory mechanisms in physiology. Claude Bernard originally proposed the concept of the constancy of the "milieu interieur," but his discussion was rather abstract. Walter Cannon introduced the term "homeostasis" and expanded Bernard's notion of

  2. The Treatment of Social Phobia in a Young Boy with Asperger's Disorder

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    Schleismann, Kelly D.; Gillis, Jennifer M.

    2011-01-01

    Anxiety disorders, including social phobia, occur often in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD; Gillott, Furniss, & Walter, 2001; Leyfer et al., 2006; Simonoff et al., 2008); however, little is known about the conceptualization and treatment of social phobia in this population. The current study presents the case of "James," a 6-year-old…

  3. Training Needs in Gerontology. Hearings, Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate. Part 1.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

    Two days of hearings on training needs in gerontology were opened by Senator Lawton Chiles. Statements were made by Senators Frank Church, Harrison A. Williams, Jr., Jennings Randolph, and Edward Kennedy. Witnesses for the first day were J. E. Wilson, III, with George Ebra and Maeve H. Foster; Walter M. Beattie; Percil Stanford; Clavin Fields with…

  4. Constructing Public Schooling Today: Derision, Multiculturalism, Nationalism

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    Parker, Walter C.

    2011-01-01

    In this article, Walter Parker brings structure and agency to the foreground of the current tumult of public schooling in the United States. He focuses on three structures that are serving as rules and resources for creative agency. These are a discourse of derision about failing schools, a broad mobilization of multiculturalism, and an enduring…

  5. Many Roads Lead to the Lipid Droplet

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In this journal article, we review the recent work by Farese and colleagues (Functional genomic screen reveals genes involved in lipid-droplet formation and utilization. Guo Y, Walther TC, Rao M, Stuurman N, Goshima G, Terayama K, Wong JS, Vale RD, Walter P, Farese RV. Nature. 2008 May 29;453(7195):...

  6. The Many Faces in Children's Books.

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    Cameron, Ann; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Presents excerpts from a preconference of the 1991 American Library Association Annual Convention that celebrated the multicultural diversity found in contemporary children's literature. Four authors and illustrators (Cameron, Keiko Narahashi, Mildred Pitts Walter, and David Wisniewski) present their views of what cultural diversity means and its…

  7. "You Are a Flaw in the Pattern": Difference, Autonomy and Bullying in YA Fiction

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    Lopez-Ropero, Lourdes

    2012-01-01

    Though portrayals of bullying in children's books stretch back to Victorian public school stories, this article sees a new subgenre about bullying in young adult novels emerging in the post-Columbine years. Selected works by Jerry Spinelli, Walter Dean Myers, Jaime Adoff, Carol Plum-Ucci and Rita Williams-Garcia are examined, although the article

  8. Citrus scion breeding at the USDA/ARS U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory

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    Citrus breeding has been conducted by the USDA since 1893 when Walter Swingle made the first crosses at the USDA Subtropical Laboratory in Eustis, Florida. The initial objectives included improved disease-resistance, cold hardiness, and easy peeling fruit, which are still important breeding objecti...

  9. The Aboriginal Motif in Children's Literature. Proceedings of a National Seminar Held at the University of Tasmania Tasmania, Australia, September 25-27, 1981).

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    Herr, Twila A. J., Ed.

    This seminar on the Aboriginal motif in children's literature was opened by critic Walter McVitty with a paper entitled "The Presentation of Australian Aborigines and Their Culture in Children's Literature: A Brief Overview." In "Some Thoughts on the Aborigine as Presented in Children's Literature," Queensland author Bill Scott stressed the need…

  10. INSIGHT: Vision & Leadership Inaugural Issue, 2001.

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    McGraw, Tammy, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    This publication focuses on promising new and emerging technologies and what they might mean to the future of K-12 schools. Half of the volume contains articles devoted in some way to "Vision," and articles in the other half are under the heading of "Leadership." Contents in the "Vision" section include: "Customizable Content" (Walter Koetke);…

  11. Dealing with Drought: A Comparison of Perceptions and Coping Strategies of Iranian Farmers from Regions with Different Drought Intensities

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    Zarafshani, Kiumars; Gorgievski, Marjan J.; Zamani, Ghossein H.

    2007-01-01

    According to the World Disaster Report (Walter, 2004), drought and famine have proven to be the deadliest disasters of the decade worldwide, accounting for at least 275,000 deaths since 1994. This was nearly half the total for all natural disasters. The agricultural sector has been found to experience the largest variety of economic impacts

  12. A Base Rate Approach to Evaluating Developmental Mathematics and English Courses at a Community College.

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    Hector, Judith H.

    A study was conducted at Walters State Community College (WSCC) using a "base rate" approach to evaluate developmental mathematics and English courses. The study involved the collection of data on students' success rates in developmental courses and later in college-level courses; on developmental students' success rates compared with those of…

  13. Helping To Establish a Culture of Learning and Teaching in South Africa. Education Africa Forum. Second Edition.

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    Fieldgate, Karin, Ed.

    This annual collection of papers examines changes in the South African educational system as the country has developed a democratic government. The papers are: "An Interview with the Deputy Minister of Education, Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa" (Lizeka Mda); "An Interview with Adrienne Bird" (Justice Malala); "An Interview with Walter Sisulu" (Aggrey…

  14. Storytelling as Research/Research as Storytelling

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    Lewis, Patrick J.

    2011-01-01

    If story is central to human meaning why, in the research world, is there not more storytelling? Walter Benjamin (1973) noted that, "a story is different. It does not expend itself. It preserves and concentrates its strength and is capable of releasing it even after a long time" (p. 90). How might research not expend itself, but preserve and…

  15. Reframing Resistance in the English Classroom

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    Vetter, Amy; Reynolds, Jeanie; Beane, Heather; Roquemore, Katie; Rorrer, Amanda; Shepherd-Allred, Katie

    2012-01-01

    During an observation of a novice teacher in a high school English classroom, one of the authors (Amy Vetter) was reminded that all students are capable of resistance. After attempting to engage students in what she considered to be a thought-provoking anticipation guide and discussion-starter for "Fallen Angels" by Walter Dean Myers, several…

  16. Mark Twain: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.

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    Smith, Henry Nash, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Henry Nash Smith, Van Wyck Brooks, Maurice Le Breton, Kenneth Lynn, Leo Marx, Walter Blair, Daniel G. Hoffman, W. H. Auden, James M. Cox, Leslie Fiedler, Bernard DeVoto, and Tony Tanner--all dealing with the biography and

  17. Division, Unity, and Consciousness Raising: Burke and Ong on Technology.

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    Palmeri, Anthony J.

    In an effort to contribute to the dialogue on the effects of the intensification of technology upon the structure and dynamics of human communication, this paper examines the views of technology in the works of Kenneth Burke and Walter Ong. The paper argues that their theories can be compatible, that Ong's view of writing as a technology which

  18. The Counselor's Role: A Cooperative Exploration.

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    Warthen, Mary Ann; Carson, W. E.

    The basic format of the conference incorporated orientation to student needs and to the proper utilization of professional talent, visual simulations of counselor roles, and exercise in group consensus, and a reaction panel. To present a picture of what the counselor should be doing from the viewpoint of student needs, Dr. Walter Busby spoke on…

  19. 3. Photocopy of 18' x25' watercolor drawing made by Thomas ...

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

    3. Photocopy of 18' x25' watercolor drawing made by Thomas U. Walter, the architect, in 1836 (Original in the office of the bank president) Photocopy taken by Ned Goode, July 1958 WEST AND NORTH SIDES, 1836 - Bank of Chester County, 17 North High Street, West Chester, Chester County, PA

  20. Academic Freedom and University Autonomy. Papers on Higher Education Series.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.

    This volume contains speeches and papers given at the International Conference on Academic Freedom and University Autonomy held in Sinaia, Romania, May 5-7, 1992. Section 1 contains introductory addresses by Federico Mayor, Maitland Stobart, Hinrich Seidel,and Walter Kamba. Section 2 contains 18 papers that address connotations and challenges of…

  1. Judging Presidential Debaters: The Power of the TV Factor.

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    Kipper, Philip

    To investigate whether television viewers respond differently to presidential debaters than radio listeners do (in other words, does visual content significantly shape the way audience members evaluate the candidates?), a study examined the first Ronald Reagan-Walter Mondale debate in 1984. Subjects, 66 adult volunteers (35 assigned to television…

  2. Universities in Europe: North American Perspectives on European Historiography

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    Mattingly, Paul; Jarausch, Konrad; Craig, John; Kett, Joseph; Turner, James

    2008-01-01

    This 2005 conference dialog does not attempt to review the formidable "A History of the University in Europe, 1800-1945," edited by Walter Reggi. But it does use this magnificent piece of scholarship to open a discussion of the scholarship on the university, worldwide. The precipitating event was a book session at the Social Science History…

  3. Digital Transformation of Words in Learning Processes: A Critical View.

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    Saga, Hiroo

    1999-01-01

    Presents some negative aspects of society's dependence on digital transformation of words by referring to works by Walter Ong and Martin Heidegger. Discusses orality, literacy and digital literacy and describes three aspects of the digital transformation of words. Compares/contrasts art with technology and discusses implications for education.…

  4. Twenty-First-Century Kids, Twenty-First-Century Librarians

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    Walter, Virginia A.

    2010-01-01

    Inspired by a new generation of librarians and children, Walter reconsiders the legacy passed on by the matriarchs of children's services and examines more recent trends and challenges growing out of changes in educational philosophy and information technology. This thoroughly researched book includes the current issues and trends of: (1)…

  5. Beyond the Empirical Tradition: Reconstructing Educational Inquiry. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (30th, Boone, North Carolina, October 18-19, 1985).

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    Craver, Samuel M., Ed.

    The following papers (with authors and respondents) were presented at the annual conference of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society: (1) "Education as a Liberal Field of Study" (Walter Feinberg) Respondent--Eric Bredo; (2) "The Meaning of Foundations: An Alternative Paradigm for Assessing the Effects of Foundational Studies" (George…

  6. Black Achievers in Science, Teachers Guide.

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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL.

    In this guide, 16 historical and contemporary black scientists and engineers are highlighted as role models. Four scientists are represented in each of four technical fields: life sciences (Ernest E. Just; Harvey M. Pickrum; George W. Carver; Patricia S. Cowings); physical science (George R. Carruthers; Percy L. Julian; Walter E. Massey; Warren M.

  7. Dealing with Drought: A Comparison of Perceptions and Coping Strategies of Iranian Farmers from Regions with Different Drought Intensities

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    Zarafshani, Kiumars; Gorgievski, Marjan J.; Zamani, Ghossein H.

    2007-01-01

    According to the World Disaster Report (Walter, 2004), drought and famine have proven to be the deadliest disasters of the decade worldwide, accounting for at least 275,000 deaths since 1994. This was nearly half the total for all natural disasters. The agricultural sector has been found to experience the largest variety of economic impacts…

  8. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (74th, Boston, Massachusetts, August 7-10, 1991). Part XIV: Advertising.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Advertising section of the proceedings contains the following 11 papers: "How to Systematically Design and Develop a Mastery-Based Advertising Skills Course" (Elaine L. Wagner and Andrea T. Smith); "Tolerance for Television Advertising" (W. James Potter and Walter Gantz); "Quenching the Thirst for Personal Information: Advertising Practices…

  9. Reflections on Tribal Governance in Montana.

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    Weaver, Kenneth L., Ed.

    This document discusses tribal governance as part of the "Native American Week" on Montana State University's Bozeman campus. The document contains a commissioned paper, a panel discussion, a speech, and a list of legal documents of tribal governments in Montana. The commissioned paper, "Federal Indian Policy: A Summary," by Walter Fleming…

  10. Fighting for Life in the Academy: Solutions to Gender Relationships from a Historical View.

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    Weeks, Dennis L.

    Misunderstandings across communication situations frequently occur due to gender differences in communication styles, differences in either meanings or values attached to the linguistic symbols used to convey a message. An analysis of communication in the classroom based on Walter J. Ong's educational history, "Fighting for Life Contest,…

  11. Unaddressed Issues

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    Rochester, J. Martin

    2005-01-01

    Walter Parker's January article, "Teaching Against Idiocy," raises important and fascinating issues relating to the proper role and function of the K-12 social studies classroom. Although J. Martin Rochester, the author of this article, agrees with his basic premise that schools obviously have an obligation to help promote citizenship education,…

  12. Tsunami Survivors

    Homeless families gathered outside their tents on a hillside overlooking Dichato, Chile. USGS seismologist Walter Mooney (orange shirt and white vest) interviewed these tsunami survivors to learn how they saved their lives. The tsunami arrived about 15 minutes after the M 8.8 earthquake occurred on ...

  13. Critique of the Graduate Nurse: An International Perspective.

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    Greenwood, Jennifer

    2000-01-01

    Nurses in service fault beginning nurses' insufficient clinical and patient management skills. Nurse educators maintain that practicing nurses do not facilitate the transition of entry-level nurses. More collaboration between teachers and practitioners is needed. (Commentaries by Sally Glen, Patrick Crookes, and Pam Walter follow.) (SK)

  14. American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

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    ... View Guideline Membership Join ASCCP Journal Latest Issue ONLINE COURSES Module 1 | HPV Primary Screening CME Webinar Series Thomas C. Wright, Jr, MD, Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr, MD, DABFP, FAAFP, Warner K. Huh, MD, David C. Wilbur, MD Module 2 | What is the Role of HPV Testing CME Webinar Series Walter K. ... » Donate » ...

  15. Black Achievers in Science, Teachers Guide.

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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL.

    In this guide, 16 historical and contemporary black scientists and engineers are highlighted as role models. Four scientists are represented in each of four technical fields: life sciences (Ernest E. Just; Harvey M. Pickrum; George W. Carver; Patricia S. Cowings); physical science (George R. Carruthers; Percy L. Julian; Walter E. Massey; Warren M.…

  16. Managing Information Technology as a Catalyst of Change. Track II: Leveraging People with Technology.

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    CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

    This track of the 1993 CAUSE Conference presents eight papers on how information technology can help people in institutions of higher education do their jobs more effectively. Papers include: (1) "Implementing a Culture of Change: The Five-Year Transformation of The George Washington University" (Walter M. Bortz); (2) "Empowering the User"…

  17. Cultivating Community Schools: Austin's Grassroots Effort

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    Dubin, Jennifer

    2015-01-01

    In 2007, Walter P. Webb Middle School faced a crisis. One evening in January, the superintendent at the time held a meeting at the school in Austin, Texas, to let students, parents, teachers, and community members know that at the end of the academic year, their school would close. Thanks to a new state law focused on accountability, the…

  18. An Evaluation of Recent Studies of Elementary and High School Student Language.

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    Barbour, Thomas Dexter

    Following a review of the attempts of researchers like Walter Loban, Kellogg Hunt, Roy O'Donnell, Raymond Norris, and William Griffin to measure the syntactic complexity of the language of school-age children, several inferences are made in this study about the assumptions these investigators have made about the nature of language and of the…

  19. Implementing New York's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program: An Exploratory Study of Systemic Impacts--A Challenge to Conventional Thought: A Commentary

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    Goffin, Stacie G.

    2007-01-01

    A presentation by Walter Gilliam (2007) at the First Annual Leadership Symposium on pre-kindergarten education in the United States outlined the explosion across the 50 states in enrollment and public spending for pre-kindergarten programs (including Head Start). Although the majority of these programs are in public schools, most states rely on a…

  20. UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING THE ENVIRONMENTAL RELATIVE MOLDINESS INDEX (ERMI)SM IN DOD FACILITIES

    EPA Science Inventory

    Mold burdens in the indoor environment are a growing concern for the Department of Defense and other government agencies, as well as, the general public. Most recently mold in Walter Reed outpatient facilities became a significant issue. Yet there has been no standardized, obj...

  1. Preschoolers Expelled from School at Rates Exceeding that of K-12

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    Jacobson, Linda

    2005-01-01

    Prekindergarten children are being expelled from their classes for behavior problems at a higher rate than students in K-12 schools, a study released May 17 reveals. The study, which was conducted by Walter S. Gilliam, a psychologist and an associate research scientist at the Yale University Child Study Center, shows that for every 1,000…

  2. Feel Free to Change Your Mind. A Response to "The Potential for Deliberative Democratic Civic Education"

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    Parker, Walter

    2011-01-01

    Walter Parker responds to Hanson and Howe's article, extending their argument to everyday classroom practice. He focuses on a popular learning activity called Structured Academic Controversy (SAC). SAC is pertinent not only to civic learning objectives but also to traditional academic-content objectives. SAC is at once a discourse structure, a…

  3. Teaching the Nuclear Age: A History Institute for Teachers. Footnotes. Volume 14, Number 5

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    Kuehner, Trudy

    2009-01-01

    On March 28-29, 2009, FPRI's Wachman Center hosted 43 teachers from across the country for a weekend of discussion on teaching the nuclear age. In his opening remarks, Walter A. McDougall observed that although students today are not made to crawl under their desks in air raid drills, that atomic power remains, and it is still necessary to raise a…

  4. Symposium on Student Response to Authority

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    Olson, E. H.

    1970-01-01

    Papers by E. H. Olson (The Netherlands), C. Gilbert Wren (Great Britain) Walter F. Johnson (India and Thailand). Joseph C. Bentley (Latin America), and Robert L. Wren (United States) on the changing university student and his role in governance. Presented at APGA, Detroit 1968. (CJ)

  5. From Education to Work: Cross-National Perspectives. Revisitations of Papers Delivered at the Conference at the University of Toronto (April 18-20, 1996).

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    Heinz, Walter R., Ed.

    This volume is composed of 13 comparable longitudinal studies that draw on survey data and case studies of young people in Canada, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. "Introduction: Transitions to Employment in a Cross-National Perspective" (Walter R. Heinz) provides a context and an overview. Part I has four chapters that discuss the

  6. The Original Seven Astronauts in Front of an Air Force Jet

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    The original seven astronauts for the Mercury Project pose in front of an Air Force Jet. From left to right: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper, John H. Glenn, Virgil I. Gus Grissom, Walter M. Wally Schirra, Alan B. Shepard, and Donald K. Deke Slayton.

  7. Correction.

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    In Charles Mann's News Profile "Lynn Margulis: Science's unruly Mother Earth" (19 Apr., p. 378), the illustration on page 379 should have been credited to Walter Shearer, in Scientists on Gaia, S. Schneider and P. Boston, Eds. (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, in press), based on measurements and observations of Russell Schnell, L. R. Maki, G. Vali, and their colleagues. PMID:17772897

  8. European Trends in the Development of Occupations and Qualifications. Findings of Research, Studies and Analyses for Policy and Practice. Volume II. CEDEFOP Reference Document.

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    Sellin, Burkart, Ed.

    This document contains 23 papers on European trends in vocational education and training (VET) and the development of occupations and qualifications. The following papers are included: "Vocational Socialisation and Competence Development: The Historical Dimension" (Walter R. Heinz); "European Trends in the Development of Vocational Education and…

  9. Gifted Education Press Quarterly. Volume 10, 1996.

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    1996-01-01

    This set of four newsletters discusses current issues in gifted education. The first issue includes: "The Underserved Young Gifted Child: Status of Programs and Research" (Joan Smutny); "The Home Education Model: An Alternative Program for the Gifted" (Karen Kendig) and "Jonathan Swift (1667-1745): A Need for Gifted Readers" (Michael E. Walters).…

  10. Astronauts Schirra and Stafford talk to crewmen on board the U.S.S. Wasp

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    Astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (left), command pilot, and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, talk to crewmen on board the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Wasp after successful recovery of the Gemini 6 spacecraft. Note the cake with a model of the Gemini spacecraft in its center, which is positioned in front of the astronauts.

  11. French: An Accommodating Language? = Le Francais: Langue D'Accueil?

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    Wright, Sue, Ed.

    This bilingual book considers recent developments in French attitudes towards language purism, borrowing, and the incursion of English. The book begins with an essay by French sociolinguist Henriette Walter, and most of the following essays are direct responses to her ideas. All chapters are provided in French and English. Chapter titles include

  12. We Spent Our Summer Chasing Unicorns: A Young Adult Reading Game Update.

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    Edgerton, Cathi

    1986-01-01

    Describes a young adult summer reading game which is offered in three age-level versions from grades 1 through 12 at Enoch Pratt Free Library (Maryland). Benefits of young adult reading games in public libraries, game rules and sample questions, and the game finale visit to Walters Art Gallery are highlighted. (EJS)

  13. The Holocaust Memorial Sculpture Project: An Artist's Tale

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    Houlihan, Elena Hiatt

    2005-01-01

    This article describes a school residency project which balloons in complexity, difficulty and meaning--making the incomprehensible tangible. The project had started in the spring of 1996, when the social studies teacher of Community Day School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Bill Walter, wanted the students to understand the enormity of the

  14. The Art and Craft of Science

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    Root-Bernstein, Robert; Root-Bernstein, Michele

    2013-01-01

    Walter Alvarez, a doctor and physiologist of some renown, decided to send his scientifically talented son, Luis, to an arts and crafts school where Luis took industrial drawing and woodworking instead of calculus. Luis Alvarez won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1968. Einstein was certainly not a standout in his mathematics and physics classes. Yet

  15. Asserting and Reasserting the Role of Business Education. National Business Education Association Yearbook, No. 27.

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    Kaliski, Burton S., Ed.

    This yearbook is intended to show how business education and its philosophy evolved in the schools, what its current position and practices are, and what lies in store in the future. Part I deals with the roots of business education and the current issues. Chapters are "The Philosophy of Business Education" (Walter Brower); "Business Education in

  16. Studies on European species of the water mite family Aturidae Thor (Acari: Hydrachnidia).

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    2014-01-01

    Selected water mite species of the family Aturidae are revised. The following synonyms are established: Aturus intermedius serrata K. Viets, 1922 = A. asserculatus Walter, 1906; A. lelgioensis Rensburg, 1971 = A. natangensis Protz, 1900; A. oudemansi Besseling, 1932 = A. intermedius Protz, 1900. The proposal of E. Angelier (1965), to synonymize A. paucisetus Motaş & Tanasachi, 1946 with A. brachypus K. Viets, 1934 is rejected. Aturus elongatus Walter, 1927 (described after females, type material heavily damaged) and Ljania bipapillata subterranea Schwoerbel, 1964 (no type material available, no type locality defined) are considered as species incertae. Ljania macilenta longissima Schwoerbel, 1962 is redescribed and elevated to species rank. Two species of the genus Kongsbergia are described as new to science from interstitial habitats in the Central Mediterranean: K. albanorum sp. nov. from Western Sicily and K. jaentschi sp. nov. from Sicily and Sardinia. Woolastookia basilicalabrica sp. nov. is described from mountain streams in Southern Italy. Numerous new records are given, extending noteworthy the known distribution area of several species in Southern Europe. Aturus rotundus Romijn, 1921, Kongsbergia dentata Walter, 1947 and K. simillima K. Viets, 1949 are recorded for the first time from Italy, K. pectinigera Motaş & Tanasachi, 1946 from France and Italy; first records from Corsica are given for Aturus intermedius and A. spatulifer Piersig, 1904. Lectotypes are designated for Aturus asserculatus Walter, 1906; A. asserculatus serratus K. Viets, 1922; A. oudemansi Besseling, 1932. PMID:25082026

  17. ENGLISH, JUNIOR YEAR, SECOND SEMESTER. HIGH SCHOOL TELEVISION SERIES, SEMINAR--63.

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    GANCZEWSKI, JOAN D.

    NINETY TELECAST OUTLINES ARE INCLUDED. THE CLASS WAS BROADCASTED FIVE MORNINGS A WEEK FOR 18 WEEKS. THE TELECAST BEGAN WITH THE ROMANTIC PERIOD, INCLUDING ROBERT BURNS, ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, THE LAKE POETS, SIR WALTER SCOTT, LAMB, HAZLITT, LORD BYRON, P.B. SHELLEY, JOHN KEATS, AND JANE AUSTEN. LESSONS ON GRAMMAR, SPELLING, AND THE FIRST…

  18. The First Printz Award Designations: Winners All.

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    Dimmitt, Jean Pollard

    2001-01-01

    Explains a major new book award, the Michael L. Printz Award honoring the best young adult book. Discusses the first prize-winning book: "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers, and three honor books. Discusses how these books are unusual and outstanding examples of young adult literature--structurally sophisticated with memorable characters who deal with…

  19. 76 FR 28067 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL

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  20. Facing the Challenges of the 1990s. Organising for Democracy in the Western Cape. Conference Proceedings (Bellville, South Africa, November 17-19, 1989).

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    Mackenzie, Liz, Ed.

    This document contains selected papers and findings of a conference that was held at South Africa's University of the Western Cape to discuss strategies to organize for democracy in the Western Cape. Presented in section 1 are the opening remarks of Bulelani Ncguka, Jakes Gerwel, Shirley Walters and the following papers: "South Africa from the…

  1. Listening to a Challenging Perspective: The Role of Interruption

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    Haroutunian-Gordon, Sophie

    2010-01-01

    Background/Context: Taking up an issue explored by John Dewey, Austin Sarat, and Walter Parker, as well as many others, I continue my study of the conditions under which people choose to listen to a perspective that challenges their own beliefs. Research Question: In my book, "Learning to Teach Through Discussion: The Art of Turning the Soul"

  2. Collection Development Policies for the RWC Learning Resources Center.

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    Wilson, Lucy, Comp.

    This manual begins by providing background on the program, collection, and acquisition processes of the Raymond Walters College (RWC) Learning Resources Center. The next section describes collection development policies for: (1) the academic departments (Animal Health; Behavioral Sciences; Biology; Business and Economics; Chemistry; Dental…

  3. T. rex, the Crater of Doom, and the Nature of Scientific Discovery

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    Lawson, Anton E.

    2004-01-01

    Working from the 1970s to the early 1990s, Walter Alvarez and his research team sought the cause of the mass extinction that claimed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The present paper discusses that research in terms of eight puzzling observations, eight episodes of hypothetico-predictive reasoning, enumerative induction, and Jung's…

  4. 78 FR 44119 - Circle Environmental #1 Superfund Site; Dawson, Terrell County, Georgia; Notice of Settlement

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    ...Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement with Walter G. Mercer, Jr. concerning the Circle Environmental 1 Superfund Site located in Dawson, Terrell County, Georgia. The settlement addresses cost incurred by the agency in conducting a fund lead......

  5. Inside View: A Leader's Observations on Leadership.

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    Ulmer, Walter F., Jr.

    Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., is a retired three-star general in the United States Army and former president and chief executive officer of the Center for Creative Leadership. This book is a compilation of columns that he wrote during 1990-94 for the Center's periodical "Issues and Observations." The articles emphasize learning as the essential connection…

  6. Simple Exhibits, Effective Learning: Presenting the United Farm Workers' Experience on the World Wide Web.

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    Golodner, Daniel

    2002-01-01

    Describes the design of an online exhibit about the history of the United Farm Workers union that was created on the World Wide Web by the Walter P. Reuther Library/Archives of Labor and Urban History. Discusses Web design, hypertext links, and ease of navigation. (Author/LRW)

  7. Yours for the Taking: Thousands of Free Books Are Now Available Online

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    Minkel, Walter

    2004-01-01

    Minkel Walter, recently read about a school district in Texas that's supplying its fifth- and sixth-grade students with laptops. Along with electronic copies of textbooks, the laptops will also contain a "library" of about 2,000 books--"classics of Western civilization"--packaged by Vital Source Technologies and sold for about 5200 per computer.…

  8. America in the Civil War Era: A History Institute for Teachers. Footnotes. Volume 13, Number 13

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    Kuehner, Trudy

    2008-01-01

    On May 17-18, 2008, FPRI's Wachman Center presented a weekend of discussion on America in the Civil War Era, 1829-77, for 43 teachers selected from across the country, held at and co-sponsored by Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sessions included: (1) Throes of Democracy (Walter A. McDougall); (2) What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of…

  9. 75 FR 51518 - Office of the Secretary: Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards Membership

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    ... Environmental Impact Statement on Implementing Recovery Actions for Hawaiian Monk Seals AGENCY: National Marine... enhancement program for Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) in the Northwestern and Main Hawaiian... mailing address and/or email address to Jeff Walters, Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Coordinator,...

  11. Oldham's Moot (1938-1947), The Universities and the Adult Citizen

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    Steele, Tom; Taylor, Richard Kenneth

    2010-01-01

    The influential policy work in education of the intellectual grouping formed by J. H. Oldham during the Second World War known as "Oldham's Moot" (1938-1947) has been discussed in recent publications. These have noted its general educational and university policy, its intellectual strengths, and the role of Sir Walter Moberly in relation to his…

  12. The Green and Burning Tree: On the Writing and Enjoyment of Children's Books.

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    Cameron, Eleanor

    This collection of 12 critical essays--written for teachers, librarians, students, and parents--comments on the style, characterization, sense of wonder, and sense of reality in children's books. Specific subjects covered are (1) the fantasy worlds of Andersen, Beatrix Potter, Walter de la Mare, C. S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and J. R. R. Tolkien;…

  13. Pathways to College for Young Black Scholars: A Community Cultural Wealth Perspective

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    Jayakumar, Uma M.; Vue, Rican; Allen, Walter R.

    2013-01-01

    In this article, Uma Jayakumar, Rican Vue, and Walter Allen present their study of Young Black Scholars (YBS), a community-initiated college preparatory program in Los Angeles. Through in-depth interviews and surveys with twenty-five middle- and higher-income Black college students, they document the positive role of community in facilitating…

  14. Re-Reading Ong: Literacy and Social Change.

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    Daniell, Beth

    In composition studies, the most influential statement of what Brian Street calls the autonomous model of literacy is the work of Walter Ong. Ong bases the foundation of this model on the research on cognitive development done by Alexander Luria, a student of Lev Vygotsky. Ong finds in this research, carried out among the Islamic people of…

  15. European Influences on the Theory and Philosophy of Viktor Lowenfeld.

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    Michael, John A.; Morris, Jerry W.

    1985-01-01

    Discusses how the work of art theorists, art educators, psychologists, and anthropologists who were predecessors or contemporaries of Viktor Lowenfeld influenced Lowenfeld's philosophy and theory of art education. Included are Friedrich Froebel, James Sully, Franz Cizek, Siegfried Levinstein, Max Verworn, Walter Krotzsch, George Luquet, and Karl…

  16. Shell Nouns as Cohesive Devices in Published and ESL Student Writing

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    Aktas, Rahime Nur; Cortes, Viviana

    2008-01-01

    This paper analyzes the use of a special type of unspecific noun, called "shell nouns" [Hunston, S., & Francis, G. (1999). "Pattern grammar". Amsterdam: Benjamins; Schmid, H. (2000). "English abstract nouns as conceptual shells: From corpus to cognition". Berlin: Walter de Gruyter], which are frequently used as cohesive devices, in the written…

  17. Conditions Supporting the Inclusion of Children and Teenagers with Physical Disabilities

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    Lelgemann, Reinhard; Singer, Philipp; Walter-Klose, Christian; Lubbeke, Jelena

    2012-01-01

    The article presents the main results of a 2 year research project on appropriate conditions for the inclusion of physically and multiple disabled pupils in German schools. The research project consists of three parts: A synthesis of all national and international empirical studies published during the last 40 years (Walter-Klose, 2012), 84…

  18. Writing and Reading across the Curriculum; Proceedings of the Claremont Reading Conference (52nd, Claremont, California, March 22-23, 1985). Forty-Ninth Yearbook.

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    Douglass, Malcolm P., Ed.

    The papers included in this book focus on writing and reading across the curriculum. Beginning with an introduction by Malcolm P. Douglass, the book contains the following 25 titles: "Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum" (Malcolm P. Douglass); "A Deepening Understanding of Reading and Writing" (Walter Loban); "The Relationship of Language…

  19. Reframing Resistance in the English Classroom

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    Vetter, Amy; Reynolds, Jeanie; Beane, Heather; Roquemore, Katie; Rorrer, Amanda; Shepherd-Allred, Katie

    2012-01-01

    During an observation of a novice teacher in a high school English classroom, one of the authors (Amy Vetter) was reminded that all students are capable of resistance. After attempting to engage students in what she considered to be a thought-provoking anticipation guide and discussion-starter for "Fallen Angels" by Walter Dean Myers, several

  20. Families: An Expanding Role for Professional Counselors. Proceedings of the Conference (San Antonio, Texas, February 1-3, 1986).

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    Cohen, George M.; And Others

    This document contains papers from a conference which targeted the needs and interests of counselors working with families. Individual papers in the book include: (1) "Economic, Social and Political Influences on Families" (Lynda Henley Walters); (2) "Family Structures and Stresses: A Counseling Perspective" (Edwin Herr); (3) "Cultural Diversity…

  1. The Treatment of Social Phobia in a Young Boy with Asperger's Disorder

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    Schleismann, Kelly D.; Gillis, Jennifer M.

    2011-01-01

    Anxiety disorders, including social phobia, occur often in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD; Gillott, Furniss, & Walter, 2001; Leyfer et al., 2006; Simonoff et al., 2008); however, little is known about the conceptualization and treatment of social phobia in this population. The current study presents the case of "James," a 6-year-old

  2. The New Campus, 1981. Volume 34.

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    Hackler, George, Ed.

    1981-01-01

    Eleven articles on professional continuing education are presented. Titles and authors are as follows: "Teacher Perceptions of Roles of University Instructors" (Alvin M. Kilgore, L. James Walter, Charles Moore); "Non-Traditional Education and Institutional Reform" (Willis D. Moreland); "Basic Bifurcation in Adult Education Policy and Practice"…

  3. Degrees of Alienation: This Paper Is Definitely Not a HEQCO Funded Policy Report

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    Magnusson, Jamie

    2011-01-01

    Walter Benn Michaels has argued that higher education policies have been fashioned through a diversity fetish, rather than grappling with class inequities produced through neoliberal restructuring. When the author was asked the question of whether Benn Michael's analysis pertained to Canadian higher education, she found herself writing the present…

  4. "You Are a Flaw in the Pattern": Difference, Autonomy and Bullying in YA Fiction

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    Lopez-Ropero, Lourdes

    2012-01-01

    Though portrayals of bullying in children's books stretch back to Victorian public school stories, this article sees a new subgenre about bullying in young adult novels emerging in the post-Columbine years. Selected works by Jerry Spinelli, Walter Dean Myers, Jaime Adoff, Carol Plum-Ucci and Rita Williams-Garcia are examined, although the article…

  5. Narrative Theology as Revelation

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    Gilmour, Peter

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author shares how his dissatisfaction with religion textbooks led him to use novels as texts for his religion classes. Among the novels that he used were "To A God Unknown" by John Steinbeck, "The Stranger" by Albert Camus, "A Burnt-Out Case" by Graham Greene, "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller, Jr., and "Franny…

  6. Teaching the History of Innovation: A History Institute for Teachers. Footnotes. Volume 13, Number 26

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    Kuehner, Trudy

    2008-01-01

    On October 18-19, 2008, FPRI's Wachman Center hosted 40 teachers from 21 states across the country for a weekend of discussion on teaching the history of innovation. The Institute was hosted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In his opening remarks, Walter A. McDougall noted that while Americans take for granted a frantic pace of change in…

  7. Crystallising Experiences among Young Elite Dancers

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    Pickard, Angela; Bailey, Richard

    2009-01-01

    Crystallising experiences are defined as memorable reactions an individual has to some quality or feature of an activity or domain that yields a long-term change in the individual performance and their view of themselves (Walters & Gardner, 1986; Freeman, 1999). This paper explores the nature and consequences of crystallising experiences from…

  8. Statements Relating to the Impact of Technological Change. Technology and the American Economy, Appendix, Volume VI.

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    National Commission on Technology, Automation and Economic Progress, Washington, DC.

    Forty-seven statements by industrial and business spokesmen, union and association representatives, and professors concern the broad impact of technological change on individuals, establishments, and society in general. Some of the longer presentations are (1) "The Poverty and Unemployment Crisis," by Walter Buckingham, (2) "Technological…

  9. John Bardeen: The Only Person to Win Two Nobel Prizes in Physics

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    Hoddeson, L.

    2011-01-01

    John Bardeen worked on the theory of solids throughout his physics career, winning two Nobel Prizes: the first in 1956 for the invention of the transistor with Walter Brattain and William Shockley; and the second in 1972 for the development with Leon Cooper and J Robert Schrieffer of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) theory of superconductivity.

  10. Symposium: John Dewey: Patron Saint?

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    1979-01-01

    James E. Wheeler, Mortimer Smith, Walter Feinberg, and Christiana M. Smith comment on the work of John Dewey and its relevance to modern educators. They respectively judge Dewey as significant and enduring, anti-intellectual, biased, and ambiguous. (Editor/SJL)

  11. Focus on Evaluation and Measurement. Proceedings of the National Research Symposium on Limited English Proficient Student Issues (Washington, D.C., September 1991). Volumes 1 and 2.

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    1992

    This document is comprised of a two-volume conference proceedings. The first volume includes the following papers: "Application of Multiple Intelligences: Research in Alternative Assessment" (Joseph Walters) Discussants: Vera John-Steiner, Sue Teele; "Improving Bilingual Education Programs through Evaluation" (Alan L. Ginsburg); "Language Testing…

  12. Stemming the Red Tide: Free Speech and Immigration Policy in the Case of Margaret Randall.

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    Parry-Giles, Trevor

    1988-01-01

    Examines the conflict between the First Amendment and immigration policy and law (particularly the 1952 McCarran-Walter Immigration and Nationality Act), as seen in the case against Margaret Randall (an alien facing deportation from the U.S. because of her pro-leftist writings) by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. (SR)

  13. Brecht: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.

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    Demetz, Peter, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Sergey Tretiakov, Hearings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Hannah Arendt, Eric Bentley, Oscar Budel, Ernst Schumacher, I. Fradkin, Hans Egon Holthusen, Gunter Rohrmoser, Walter H. Sokol, Franz Norbert…

  14. Proust: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.

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    Girard, Rene, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Rene Girard, Robert Vigneron, Henri Peyre, Jacques Riviere, Albert Thibaudet, Walter A. Strauss, Germaine Bree, Georges Cattaui, Elliott Coleman, Leo Spitzer, Richard Macksey, Robert Champigny, Charles Du Bos, Ramon…

  15. What One Activity Would You Recommend to Teachers Who are Nervous about Teaching Poetry?

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    Johnson, Walter H.; Sottile, Joseph; Witting, Charlotte R.

    2006-01-01

    In this brief column, three teachers submit recommendations on strategies and activities for teaching poetry. Walter H. Johnson suggests that using sonnets as an introduction to poetry can be a rewarding way to combine poetry terminology, a bit of literary history, and the search for meaning in poems. Joseph Sottile describes a classroom activity…

  16. CEC Selected Convention Papers; Annual International Convention: Visually Handicapped.

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    Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.

    Presentations on the visually handicapped include the following: curriculum for teachers of the visually handicapped by Evelyn Rex; a preparatory college program for visually impaired students by Walter Fitzgibbon; prevocational planning and rehabilitation for the visually handicapped by Mary Bauman; New Jersey's organization, cooperation and…

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  18. Stress Management for Sport.

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    Zaichkowsky, Leonard D., Ed.; Sime, Wesley E., Ed.

    Included in this volume are papers on stress management in athletics; eight of the ten papers are followed with a "Coach's Reaction": (1) "Competitive Athletic Stress Factors in Athletes and Coaches" (Walter Kroll); (2) "Mental Preparation for Peak Performance in Swimmers" (Eugene F. Gauron)--Coach's Reaction by Suzi D'Annolfo; (3) "Cognitive…

  19. Nineteenth Century Origins of the Modern Picture Book.

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    Flowers, Ann A.

    1998-01-01

    Discusses the origins of the modern children's picture book, describing in particular the contributions of three great children's book illustrators of the late 19th-century (Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, and Kate Greenaway), as well as the genius of Beatrix Potter, whose work shows the form recognized today as the children's book. Offers six…

  20. Technician Education Yearbook 1984.

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    Prakken Publications, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.

    This yearbook deals with technician education. Included in a section on new issues, problems, and proposals for technician education are the following papers: "High Technology Challenges the Vocational-Technical Curriculum," by Walter J. Brooking; "Assessment of Technical Competency," by Gordon C. McMahon; "Industry and Education Cooperation…

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  3. Advocacy, Prejudice, and Role Modeling in the Deaf Community.

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    Cumming, Ceinwen E.; Rodda, Michael

    1989-01-01

    Explores the phenomena of deaf persons internalizing and reciprocating the prejudice to which they have been exposed. Examines these actions from the perspective of social learning theory described by Bandura and Walters. Focuses upon those members of the deaf community who advocate change in the relationship between deaf and hearing people. (KO)

  4. Mixing Problem Based Learning and Conventional Teaching Methods in an Analog Electronics Course

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    Podges, J. M.; Kommers, P. A. M.; Winnips, K.; van Joolingen, W. R.

    2014-01-01

    This study, undertaken at the Walter Sisulu University of Technology (WSU) in South Africa, describes how problem-based learning (PBL) affects the first year 'analog electronics course', when PBL and the lecturing mode is compared. Problems were designed to match real-life situations. Data between the experimental group and the control group that…

  5. Hester Prynne as Role Model: Pro & Con.

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    McWalters, John B.; DeSalvo, Louise

    1980-01-01

    McWalters denies DeSalvo's previous claim (see EJ 209 302) that "The Scarlet Letter" harms students through its message of repressed sexuality; he suggests that the book does not condemn sexuality. DeSalvo replies that "The Scarlet Letter" is presented to students in a harmful way; she again calls for the use of literature that celebrates…

  6. Ethics and the Professions, Spring 1979.

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    Parsons, Michael H., Ed.; Powell, Allan R., Ed.

    Faculty members from Hagerstown Junior College present eight position papers discussing ethical issues in their various disciplines. Ralph Chapin reports on the impact of the recent federal copyright law and how it affects library and media personnel who must deal with and evaluate duplicated written materials, films, and recordings. E. Walter

  7. Keats: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.

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    Bate, Walter Jackson, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Walter Jackson Bate, T. S. Eliot, Douglas Bush, Richard H. Fogle, Jack Stillinger, Harold Bloom, David Perkins, Earl Wasserman, and D. G. James--all dealing with the biography and literary work of John Keats. Designed for…

  8. 10,000 Success Stories

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    McCain, Mary

    2013-01-01

    In a recent essay in "Time" magazine, Dr. Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), underscored the need for community colleges to partner with industry to help close the skills gap and position students to meet 21st-century employment needs. Much attention is on small businesses, which have

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  10. Biennial Survey of Education, 1916-18. Volume II. Bulletin, 1919, No. 89

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    1921-01-01

    Volume II of the Biennial Survey of Education, 1916-1918 includes the following chapters: (1) Education in Great Britain and Ireland (I. L. Kandel); (2) Education in parts of the British Empire: Educational Developments in the Dominion of Canada (Walter A. Montgomery), Public School System of Jamaica (Charles A. Asbury), Recent Progress of…

  11. Education in Parts of the British Empire. Bulletin, 1919, No. 49

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    1919-01-01

    This bulletin on education in parts of the British Empire is presented in seven sections. The first section (by Walter A. Montgomery) describes educational developments in the Dominion of Canada and contains the following: (1) General educational activities; (2) The language issue; (3) Agricultural instruction; (4) Vocational work for returned…

  12. A Successful French Weekend Camp.

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    Baughin, Judith A.

    A weekend immersion French language camp was organized by Raymond Walters College of the University of Cincinnati with the cooperation of a group of interested high school French teachers. The extensive planning and the activities of the weekend are described in detail. The most important aspects of the planning process are noted. These were (1)…

  13. Ideas from Ten North American Curriculum Thinkers.

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    Short, Edmund C.

    The views and attitudes of ten North American educational policy-makers concerning curriculum development and design are presented. The theories and research of Herbert M. Kliebard, Fenwick W. English, Walter Werner, John I. Goodlad, Decker F. Walker, William A. Reid, Norman E. Gleadow, Neil Postman, Elliot W. Eisner, and Michael W. Apple are

  14. Classroom Discipline. Research Roundup.

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    Bielefeldt, Talbot

    1989-01-01

    Recent research in classroom discipline tends to show that discipline is a by-product of effective instruction and classroom management. The five publications reviewed in this annotated bibliography explore aspects of the complex classroom environment that relate to student discipline. Walter Doyle's chapter on "Classroom Organization and…

  15. Spectrum of Sanity.

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    Sartorius, Tara Cady

    2002-01-01

    Presents information on the life and career of Walter Inglis Anderson. Focuses on his bouts of mental illness which influence his works of art. Provides an explanation of his artwork, "Chickens." Includes lessons in social studies, visual arts, psychology, and language arts. (CMK)

  16. Proceedings: Project Directors Meeting (Washington, D.C., February 5-7, 1981).

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    National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

    This document is composed of edited speeches from a meeting of directors of National Science Foundation (NSF) projects, NSF staff, and other selected invitees convened by the Division of Science Education Development and Research (SEDR). An introduction by Walter L. Gillespie, a copy of the three-day agenda, and 16 addresses are included. The…

  17. 75 FR 63478 - 5th Annual PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop and BARDA Industry Day

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    ...The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to announce the upcoming 5th Annual Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Stakeholders Workshop and BARDA Industry Day to be held January 10-12, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This annual PHEMCE event will bring together private- and public-sector stakeholders......

  18. Benjamin's Angel of History and the Work of Mourning in Ethical Remembrance: Understanding the Effect of W.G. Sebald's Novels in the Classroom

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    Joldersma, Clarence W.

    2014-01-01

    The paper develops a conceptual framework for understanding the work of ethical remembrance in the classroom. Using David Hansen's recent example of using Sebald's novels in his classroom to do the work or remembrance, the paper argues that the effect of Sebald's novels is best understood using Walter Benjamin's figure of the…

  19. Views of the Apollo 11 Twentieth Anniversary Black Tie reception

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    1989-01-01

    Views of the Apollo 11 Twentieth Anniversary Black Tie reception at the downtown Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel. Views include former JSC Directors Robert Gilruth and Christopher C. Kraft Jr. reminiscing with keynote speaker Walter Cronkite (39934); Apollo astronauts Tom Stafford (left) and Neil Armstrong (right) talk with former Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (center) at the gala (39935).

  20. Exploring: Microbes.

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    Brand, Judith, Ed.

    1997-01-01

    This issue of Exploratorium Magazine focuses on microbes. Different types of microorganisms are introduced based on their living environments or whether they are harmful or beneficial. Contents include: (1) "It's a Small World" (Blake Edgar); (2) "The Human Body: A Complex Ecosystem" (Nik Walter); (3) "The Hills That Bacteria Built" (Robert…

  1. Noetic Writing: Plato Comes to Missouri

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    Rice, Jeff

    2011-01-01

    Walter Ong tells us that the noetic--the rhetorical characteristics of feeling, sensation, and intuition applied to a given communicative situation or act--stems from the oral tradition. The noetic contrasts with the print legacy of argument in which "teaching something is the same as 'proving' it'" ("Ramus" 156). Ong's sense of the noetic…

  2. Comparative Perspectives on Literacy Research.

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    Street, Brian V.

    Three possible directions for literacy research in the United Kingdom (UK), in terms of three comparative perspectives are (1) cross-cultural, (2) academic/practitioner, and (3) adult/school. Walter Ong's argument that with the advent of writing human consciousness and ways of thinking were altered fundamentally, underlies many of the claims for…

  3. The Mimbres: Art and Archeology. A Reprint of Three Essays.

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    Fewkes, Jesse Walter

    This book contains reprints of three essays by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930) on the pottery of the prehistoric Mimbres Indians. The three papers were originally published by the Smithsonian Institution between 1914 and 1924. The first, "Archeology of the Lower Mimbres Valley, New Mexico," examines historical references to ancient Indian…

  4. "Reflecting Forward" on the Digital in Multidirectional Memory-Work between Canada and South Africa

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    Strong-Wilson, Teresa; Mitchell, Claudia; Morrison,, Connie; Radford,, Linda; Pithouse-Morgan, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    We explore the place that the digital can occupy in teachers' pedagogical practices around social justice and especially how memory-work can deepen and enhance teacher practices. Like Walter Benjamin, we see memory as being a medium for exploring the past and where the digital provides greater opportunities for teachers to work productively across…

  5. Symposium: The Care and Feeding of Test Constructors.

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    1974

    Symposium papers presented are: (1) The Perspective of a Testing Psychologist Who Conducts Orientation Programs for New Test Constructors by Walter Birdsall; (2) The Perspective of a Military Supervisor of Test Constructors Who Are Temporarily Brought in from the Field to Write Tests by David Vaughn; (3) The Perspective of a Civilian Test…

  6. Mark Twain: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.

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    Smith, Henry Nash, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Henry Nash Smith, Van Wyck Brooks, Maurice Le Breton, Kenneth Lynn, Leo Marx, Walter Blair, Daniel G. Hoffman, W. H. Auden, James M. Cox, Leslie Fiedler, Bernard DeVoto, and Tony Tanner--all dealing with the biography and…

  7. Literary Art in the Formation of the Great Community: John Dewey's Theory of Public Ideas in "The Public and Its Problems"

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    Waks, Leonard J.

    2014-01-01

    In his books "Public Opinion" and "The Phantom Public," Walter Lippmann argued that policy leaders should deny the public a significant role in policymaking. Public opinion, he argued, would inevitably be ill-informed, self-interested and readily manipulated. In "The Public and its Problems," Dewey countered Lippmann…

  8. Immigration after World War II, 1945-98.

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    Dinnerstein, Leonard; Reimers, David M.

    2001-01-01

    Explores the changing immigration policies after World War II (1945-98) that increased the levels of immigration within the United States. Focuses on policies such as the Displaced Persons Act of 1948 and McCarran-Walter Immigration Act of 1952. Includes questions for discussion. (CMK)

  9. The Art and Craft of Science

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    Root-Bernstein, Robert; Root-Bernstein, Michele

    2013-01-01

    Walter Alvarez, a doctor and physiologist of some renown, decided to send his scientifically talented son, Luis, to an arts and crafts school where Luis took industrial drawing and woodworking instead of calculus. Luis Alvarez won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1968. Einstein was certainly not a standout in his mathematics and physics classes. Yet…

  10. Ethics of Gene Therapy Debated.

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    Borman, Stu

    1991-01-01

    Presented are the highlights of a press conference featuring biomedical ethicist LeRoy Walters of Georgetown University and attorney Andrew Kimbrell of the Foundation on Economic Trends. The opposing points of view of these two speakers serve to outline the pros and cons of the gene therapy issue. (CW)

  11. Facilities Stewardship in the 1990s. Proceedings of the Institute for Facilities Finance in Higher Education (1st, Washington, D.C., November 1990).

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    Glazner, Steve, Ed.

    This publication presents 18 papers from the 1990 institute on facilities finance in higher education. An introduction is by Walter W. Schaw. Papers are: (1) "Facilities as a Capital Asset" by Sean C. Rush; (2) "State Issues in Capital Management" by Brenda N. Albright; (3) "Policy-making Issues" by Frederick R. Ford; (4) Financing Options" by…

  12. "Who Would They Talk about if We Weren't Here?": Muslim Youth, Liberal Schooling, and the Politics of Concern

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    Jaffe-Walter, Reva

    2013-01-01

    With the growing number of immigrant youth moving into new communities and host nations across the globe (Suarez-Orozco, 2007), it is critical that we deepen our understanding of the ways in which schools enable either the civic engagement or the social marginalization of these young people. In this article Reva Jaffe-Walter presents the results…

  13. Taking the Road Less Traveled.

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    Lindsey, Thomas J.

    2003-01-01

    Describes a unique partnership between the Sycamore Community School District in Ohio and the University of Cincinnati that resulted in a new K-4 elementary school located on the campus of Raymond Walters College. The facility's location offers opportunities for interaction and cooperative programs between the school district, the university, and…

  14. Harriot, Thomas (c. 1560-1621)

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    Teacher, probably born in Oxfordshire, Harriot travelled with Sir Walter Raleigh to Virginia as cartographer and navigator, writing on his return A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. He was Ralegh's tutor and mathematics teacher and introduced simplified notation for algebra, inventing the symbols < for `less than' and > for `greater than', as well as . for multiplication...

  15. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (84th, Washington, DC, August 5-8, 2001). Media Management and Economics Division.

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Media Management and Economics section of the proceedings contains the following 6 selected papers: "Audience Economics of European Union Public Service Broadcasters: Assessing Performance in Competitive Markets" (Robert GH. Picard); "Remembering the DuMont Network: A Business Case Study Approach" (Walter S. McDowell); "The Impact of…

  16. The Humanity of English. 1972 Distinguished Lectures.

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    National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.

    This is a collection of lectures by distinguished members of the English profession who were invited to lecture to schools located far from large urban and cultural centers. Included are papers by: John H. Fisher, "Truth Versus Beauty: An Inquiry into the Function of Language and Literature in an Articulate Society"; Walter Loban, "The Green

  17. Asserting and Reasserting the Role of Business Education. National Business Education Association Yearbook, No. 27.

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    Kaliski, Burton S., Ed.

    This yearbook is intended to show how business education and its philosophy evolved in the schools, what its current position and practices are, and what lies in store in the future. Part I deals with the roots of business education and the current issues. Chapters are "The Philosophy of Business Education" (Walter Brower); "Business Education in…

  18. Developing Critical Thinking Skills: Assessing the Effectiveness of Workbook Exercises

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    Wallace, Elise D.; Jefferson, Renee N.

    2015-01-01

    To address the challenge of developing critical thinking skills in college students, this empirical study examines the effectiveness of cognitive exercises in developing those skills. The study uses Critical Thinking: Building the Basics by Walter, Knudsvig, and Smith (2003). This workbook is specifically designed to exercise and develop critical…

  19. 5. PHOTOCOPY OF MAP, L. D. FOWLER, GEORGE W. AND ...

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    5. PHOTOCOPY OF MAP, L. D. FOWLER, GEORGE W. AND WALTER BROMLEY, ATLAS OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY. G. W. BROMLEY AND COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, 1887. - Lembeck & Betz Eagle Brewery, 164-190 Ninth Street, 515-519 Luis Munez Marin Boulevard, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ

  20. The Failure of Speech in "The Ox-Bow Incident"

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    Houghton, Donald E.

    1970-01-01

    In The Ox-Bow Incident," author Walter Van Tilburg Clark dramatizes the truth that speakers who whould urge men to think before acting need at least as much courage as those who would act first and think later." (Author/RD)

  1. From Education to Work: Cross-National Perspectives. Revisitations of Papers Delivered at the Conference at the University of Toronto (April 18-20, 1996).

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    Heinz, Walter R., Ed.

    This volume is composed of 13 comparable longitudinal studies that draw on survey data and case studies of young people in Canada, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. "Introduction: Transitions to Employment in a Cross-National Perspective" (Walter R. Heinz) provides a context and an overview. Part I has four chapters that discuss the…

  2. The ERIC Guidebook to the Background Papers for "A Call for Change in Teacher Education: The Report of the National Committee on Excellence in Teacher Education."

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    This guidebook contains abstracts of papers by the following authors: (1) Michael D. Andrew; (2) Herman E. Behling, Jr.; (3) Ken Carlson; (4) Frederic R. Cyphert and John E. Nichelson; (5) Barbara Dubitsky; (6) David H. Florio; (7) Eva C. Galambos; (8) Hendrik D. Gideonse; (9) Gary A. Griffin; (10) Martin Haberman; (11) Gene Hall, Walter Doyle,…

  3. USGS Rapid Response to Haiti

    USGS seismoogists Dr. Walter Mooney completes the installation of a sensitive temporary seismograph to record earthquake aftershocks. The seismograph is installed in a small storage room in a small village. The cable leads to an outdoor antenna that provides accurate time via a GPS signal. Many afte...

  4. USGS Rapid Response to Haiti

    USGS seismologist Dr. Walter D. Mooney (in white hat) stands with young men and sponsor, Mr. Jeff Southern (far right, with baseball cap) at the ‘Servants of All' orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti, located about 40 miles west of Port-au-Prince. A temporary seismographic station was located at this sit...

  5. Messianic Pedagogy

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    Lewis, Tyson

    2010-01-01

    Famously, Walter Benjamin once wrote that behind historical materialism lies a disavowed theological "hunchback." More importantly, it is only through a rejuvenated relation with this theological hunchback that historical materialism can ultimately realize its own revolutionary possibilities. While the theological dimension of critical theory has

  6. Troubled Diversities, Multiple Identities and the Relevance of Royce: What Makes a Community Worth Caring about?

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    Raposa, Michael

    2012-01-01

    This article raises questions about what it means to be a diverse academic community and about why such diversity is worth struggling to achieve. The controversial arguments of Walter Benn Michaels are critically examined as a stimulus and prelude to considering the more constructive perspectives supplied by Amartya Sen and Josiah Royce. Royce's…

  7. 77 FR 17478 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    ... L. Spector GST Family Trust, the Walter W. Spector, Steven D. Spector, Andrew M. Spector, and Nancy S. Spector Dynasty Trusts, and two Phillip J. Spector GST Trusts and as a group acting in concert... S. Spector, Chicago, Illinois, the Phillip J. Spector GST Trust--FBO Michael Spector,...

  8. Classroom Management. The Seventy-eighth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. Part II.

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    Duke, Daniel L., Ed.

    This collection of essays is intended to give a broad view of what is currently known about the management of classrooms. Contents include "Conceptualizing Classroom Management" by Mauritz Johnson and Harry Brooks; "Making Managerial Decisions in Classrooms" by Walter Doyle; "Authority and the Management of Classroom Activities" by William G.…

  9. Thermal requirements and development of Herpetogramma phaeopteralis (Lepidoptera:Crambidae:Spilomelinae)

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    The tropical sod webworm, Herpetogramma phaeopteralis Guenée is a major turfgrass pest in the southeastern United States. We evaluated larval development on five artificial diets and at six temperatures (15, 20, 25, 30, 32.5, 35 ±1 °C) on St. Augustinegrass [Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) Kuntze]....

  10. The Art Teacher and Environmental Education--A Scottish Viewpoint

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    Thomson, Russell

    1978-01-01

    Discusses the role of the art teacher with relation to environmental education and the nature of the art specialist's training including the part played by past artists in influencing the art curriculum as well as that of William Morris and Walter Gropius, two noted architects. Concludes with a case study of the town in which the author was…

  11. Unaddressed Issues

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    Rochester, J. Martin

    2005-01-01

    Walter Parker's January article, "Teaching Against Idiocy," raises important and fascinating issues relating to the proper role and function of the K-12 social studies classroom. Although J. Martin Rochester, the author of this article, agrees with his basic premise that schools obviously have an obligation to help promote citizenship education,

  12. "The Blues Playingest Dog You Ever Heard Of": (Re)positioning Literacy through African American Blues Rhetoric

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    Kynard, Carmen

    2008-01-01

    Building on scholarship in African American rhetorics and African American language, an analysis of Walter Dean Myers's (2000) "The Blues of Flats Brown" is presented as a methodology for (re)imagining educational issues and research related to voice, agency, reading, and literacy in the face of racial oppression and subjugation. In the analysis,…

  13. Ezra Pound: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.

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    Sutton, Walter, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Walter Sutton, William Butler Yeats, William Carlos Williams, T. S. Eliot, F. R. Leavis, Hugh Kenner, M. L. Rosenthal, Forrest Read, David W. Evans, W. M. Frohock, Harold H. Watts, Earl Miner, Murray Schafer, J. P.

  14. The Applicability of Herman's and Chomsky's Propaganda Model Today

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    Model, David

    2005-01-01

    Since the early twentieth century, there have been numerous warnings about the dangers of the growing concentration of corporate ownership of the mass media. As early as 1920, Walter Lippmann claimed that propaganda was already "...a regular organ of popular government." He referred to the propaganda in the media as the "manufacturing of consent."…

  15. Winter and Spring Thaw as Observed with Imaging Radar at BOREAS

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    Way, JoBea

    1997-01-01

    In the boreal forest region and for coniferous forest species, the summer frost free period bounds the growing season length (Walter et Breckle 1993). For both coniferous and deciduous trees, their grown potential is further limited by their mineral and water uptake.

  16. 77 FR 16554 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Applications for Incidental Take...

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    ...We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of incidental take permit (ITP) applications and a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Walter and Marilyn Krieseder, Brian and Pamela Sullivan, and Fritz and Ping Faulhaber (applicants) request ITPs under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicants anticipate taking approximately 0.43 acres of nesting......

  17. Matthias Falter und die frühe Halbleitertechnik in der DDR

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    Dittmann, Frank

    Nach einer ganzen Reihe von Vorarbeiten weltweit1 konnten im Dezember 1947 die amerikanischen Physiker Walter H. Brattain, John Bardeen und William Shockley in den Bell Laboratories den Transistoreffekt demonstrieren. Damit legten sie den Grundstein für die Mikroelektronik als Basistechnologie des Informationszeitalters.

  18. John Bardeen: The Only Person to Win Two Nobel Prizes in Physics

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    Hoddeson, L.

    2011-01-01

    John Bardeen worked on the theory of solids throughout his physics career, winning two Nobel Prizes: the first in 1956 for the invention of the transistor with Walter Brattain and William Shockley; and the second in 1972 for the development with Leon Cooper and J Robert Schrieffer of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) theory of superconductivity.…

  19. Using a Web-Based Application to Define the Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests When the Gold Standard Is Imperfect

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    Lim, Cherry; Wannapinij, Prapass; White, Lisa; Day, Nicholas P. J.; Cooper, Ben S.; Peacock, Sharon J.; Limmathurotsakul, Direk

    2013-01-01

    Background Estimates of the sensitivity and specificity for new diagnostic tests based on evaluation against a known gold standard are imprecise when the accuracy of the gold standard is imperfect. Bayesian latent class models (LCMs) can be helpful under these circumstances, but the necessary analysis requires expertise in computational programming. Here, we describe open-access web-based applications that allow non-experts to apply Bayesian LCMs to their own data sets via a user-friendly interface. Methods/Principal Findings Applications for Bayesian LCMs were constructed on a web server using R and WinBUGS programs. The models provided (http://mice.tropmedres.ac) include two Bayesian LCMs: the two-tests in two-population model (Hui and Walter model) and the three-tests in one-population model (Walter and Irwig model). Both models are available with simplified and advanced interfaces. In the former, all settings for Bayesian statistics are fixed as defaults. Users input their data set into a table provided on the webpage. Disease prevalence and accuracy of diagnostic tests are then estimated using the Bayesian LCM, and provided on the web page within a few minutes. With the advanced interfaces, experienced researchers can modify all settings in the models as needed. These settings include correlation among diagnostic test results and prior distributions for all unknown parameters. The web pages provide worked examples with both models using the original data sets presented by Hui and Walter in 1980, and by Walter and Irwig in 1988. We also illustrate the utility of the advanced interface using the Walter and Irwig model on a data set from a recent melioidosis study. The results obtained from the web-based applications were comparable to those published previously. Conclusions The newly developed web-based applications are open-access and provide an important new resource for researchers worldwide to evaluate new diagnostic tests. PMID:24265775

  20. Stagnation point flow and heat transfer over a stretching/shrinking sheet in a viscoelastic fluid with convective boundary condition and partial slip velocity

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    Mohamed, Muhammad Khairul Anuar; Salleh, Mohdi Zuki; Ishak, Anuar; Pop, Ioan

    2015-08-01

    In this study, the mathematical modeling for the stagnation point flow and heat transfer over a stretching/shrinking surface in a viscoelastic fluid (Walter's liquid-B model) with partial slip velocity is considered. The non-linear partial differential equations are transformed into a system of ordinary differential equations by a similarity transformation before being solved numerically using the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method. Numerical solutions are obtained for the surface temperature, temperature gradient at the surface and the skin friction coefficient. The features of the flow and heat transfer characteristics for various values of Prandtl number, the dimensionless viscoelastic parameter, stretching parameter, constant velocity slip parameter and conjugate parameter are analyzed and discussed. It is found that the heat transfer rate is higher for Walter's fluid compared to the classical viscous fluid and the presence of the velocity slip reduces the effects of the viscoelastic parameter on the skin friction coefficient.

  1. STS-55 German payload specialists and backups pose in front of SL-D2 at KSC

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    STS-55 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, German payload specialists and backup (alternate) payload specialists pose in front of the Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module at a Kennedy Space Center (KSC) processing facility. These four Germans have been assigned to support the STS-55/SL-D2 mission. Left to right are Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel, backup Payload Specialist Dr. P. Gerhard Thiele (kneeling), Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter, and backup Payload Specialist Renate Brummer. Walter and Schlegel are scheduled to fly aboard OV-102 for the mission while Brummer and Thiele will serve as alternates and fill supportive roles on the ground. Clearly visible on the SL-D2 module are the European Space Agency (ESA) insignia, the feedthrough plate, and the D2 insignia.

  2. Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability of Two Superposed Elastico - Viscous Fluids of Different Permeability with Dust in Porous Medium

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    Singh, M.; Mehta, C. B.

    2015-05-01

    Rayleigh-Taylor instability of two superposed Walters' B has elastico-viscous fluids in a uniform magnetic field through a porous medium with different permeability been studied to include the suspended (dust) particles effect. Using normal mode technique a dispersion relation has been derived. The stability analysis has been carried out. The magnetic field stabilizes the unstable configuration for the wave number band K > K* in which the system is unstable in the absence of the magnetic field. It is also found that for a potential stable arrangement for Walters B' elastico-viscous fluids of different permeabilities in the presence of suspended particles through a porous medium the system is stable, whereas in the potentially unstable case instability of the system occurs.

  3. In search of autonomic balance: the good, the bad, and the ugly

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    2010-01-01

    Walter B. Cannon's research on the sympathetic nervous system and neurochemical transmission was pioneering. Wisdom has endowed our body with a powerful autonomic neural regulation of the circulation that provides optimal perfusion of every organ in accordance to its metabolic needs. Exquisite sensors tuned to an optimal internal environment trigger central and peripheral sympathetic and parasympathetic motor neurons and allow desirable and beneficial adjustments to physiologic needs as well as to acute cardiovascular stresses. This short review, presented as The Walter B. Cannon Memorial Award Lecture for 2009, addresses the mechanisms that disrupt sensory signaling and result in a chronic maladjustment of the autonomic neural output that in many cardiovascular diseases results in excessive increases in the risks of dying. The hopes for any reduction of those risks resides in an understanding of the molecular determinants of neuronal signaling. PMID:20219871

  4. STS-55 crew and backups listen to emergency egress briefing on KSC LC tower

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    1993-01-01

    STS-55 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) crewmembers and backup (alternate) payload specialists listen to emergency egress system briefing at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39A. Clockwise from the lower right corner are backup Payload Specialist Renate Brummer, Mission Specialist 2 (MS2) Charles J. Precourt, Commander Steven R. Nagel, backup Payload Specialist Dr. P. Gerhard Thiele, MS1 and Payload Commander (PLC) Jerry L. Ross, Pilot Terence T. Henricks, MS3 Bernard A. Harris, Jr, Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel, and Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter. Other members of the ground team look on. Brummer, Thiele, Schlegel, and Walter are representatives of Germany's DLR. The crew and two alternates are participating in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. View provided by KSC with alternate KSC number KSC-93PC-314.

  5. STS-55 crew examines emergency egress system (slidewire) mechanism at KSC

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    1993-01-01

    STS-55 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) crewmembers examine emergency egress system (slidewire) mechanism and listen to training instructor's briefing on Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) tower 39A. In the slidewire basket (litter) are Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel (left) and Mission Specialist 2 (MS2) Charles J. Precourt. On either side of the basket are (left to right) Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter, MS1 and Payload Commander (PLC) Jerry L. Ross (kneeling), Commander Steven R. Nagel, Pilot Terence T. Henricks, the instructor, and MS3 Bernard A. Harris, Jr. Schlegel and Walter are representatives for Germany's DLR. The crewmembers are participating in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. View provided by KSC with alternate KSC number KSC-93PC-316.

  6. STS-55 crew (and backups) pose for portrait in front of SL-D2 module at KSC

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    1992-01-01

    STS-55 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, crewmembers and backup (alternate) payload specialists pose for group portrait in front of Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module at a Kennedy Space Center (KSC) processing facility. Left to right (front) are Commander Steven R. Nagel, Pilot Terence T. Henricks, Mission Specialist 2 (MS2) Charles J. Precourt, MS3 Bernard A. Harris, Jr, Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter, backup Payload Specialist Dr. P. Gerhard Thiele, and Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel; and (back) backup Payload Specialist Renate Brummer and MS1 and Payload Commander (PLC) Jerry L. Ross. Walter and Schlegel are scheduled to represent the DLR as payload specialists for the mission, while Brummer and Thiele will serve as alternates and fill supportive roles on the ground.

  7. STS-55 crew poses for portrait in front of SL-D2 module at KSC

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    1992-01-01

    STS-55 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, crewmembers pose for group portrait in front of Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module at a Kennedy Space Center (KSC) processing facility. These five Americans and two Germans have been assigned as prime crewmembers to support the STS-55/SL-D2 mission. Left to right (front) are Commander Steven R. Nagel, Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel, Mission Specialist 3 (MS3) Bernard A. Harris, Jr, Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter, and MS2 Charles J. Precourt; and (back) Pilot Terence T. Henricks and MS1 and Payload Commander (PLC) Jerry L. Ross. Walter and Schlegel are scheduled to represent the DLR as payload specialists for the mission.

  8. Application of PIXE to the study of Renaissance style enamelled gold jewelry

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    Weldon, M.; Carlson, J.; Reedy, S.; Swann, C. P.

    1996-04-01

    This study examines and compares three pieces of Renaissance style gold and enamelled jewelry owned by the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA. These are a 16th century Hat Badge of Adam and Eve, a 19th century Fortitude Pendant and a Diana Pendant presumed to be of the 16th century (The Walters Art Gallery, Jewelry, Ancient to Modern (Viking, New York, 1979)), Ref. [1]. PIXE spectroscopy was applied to examine the elemental composition of the gold and of the enamels. Compositional differences, including the use of post-Renaissance colorants, were found between the enamels in separate regions of each of the three pieces. The modern colorant, chromium, was, in fact, found in all of the pieces and uranium was found in only the Diana Pendant. There are some differences in the gold purity of the three objects; there are significant differences in the solders used even within one object, the Fortitude Pendant.

  9. A holistic strategy for adaptive land management

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    Herrick, Jeffrey E.; Duniway, Michael C.; Pyke, David A.; Bestelmeyer, Brandon T.; Wills, Skye A.; Brown, Joel R.; Karl, Jason W.; Havstad, Kris M.

    2012-01-01

    Adaptive management is widely applied to natural resources management (Holling 1973; Walters and Holling 1990). Adaptive management can be generally defined as an iterative decision-making process that incorporates formulation of management objectives, actions designed to address these objectives, monitoring of results, and repeated adaptation of management until desired results are achieved (Brown and MacLeod 1996; Savory and Butterfield 1999). However, adaptive management is often criticized because very few projects ever complete more than one cycle, resulting in little adaptation and little knowledge gain (Lee 1999; Walters 2007). One significant criticism is that adaptive management is often used as a justification for undertaking actions with uncertain outcomes or as a surrogate for the development of specific, measurable indicators and monitoring programs (Lee 1999; Ruhl 2007).

  10. Help seeking in aggressive and nonaggressive boys as a function of social or mechanical mediation of assistance.

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    Shea, B J; Routh, D K; Cottrell, N B; Brecht, J M

    1973-04-01

    The behavior of preadolescent and adolescent boys, rated as aggressive and nonaggressive, was examined to test predictions from Bandura and Walters' social-learning theory and from Weiss and Miller's punishment model of audience-observation effects. The subjects were given a bogus motor task, actually insoluble, with help available on each trial. For half the subjects, help was given through the mediation of a social agent; for the rest, help was on a nonsocial, mechanically mediated basis. The groups for whom help was socially mediated made fewer help-seeking responses and decreased the number of such responses over successive trial blocks. The predictions from Bandura and Walters' theory were not supported, since neither age nor degree of aggressiveness had an effect on help-seeking responses. The results were, however, consistent with the punishment model of audience effects. PMID:24198151

  11. Advocacy, prejudice, and role modeling in the deaf community.

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    Cumming, C E; Rodda, M

    1989-02-01

    Prejudiced attitudes toward deaf people are a well-established phenomenon (Higgins & Nash, 1982; Moores, 1982; Quigley & Kretschmer, 1982). In recent years, however, a new phenomenon has appeared, and some members of the deaf population now openly express prejudice against the hearing (Boros & Stuckless, 1982; Nash & Nash, 1981). The phenomenon may be an interesting example of Allport's (1954) classical analysis: The victims of the prejudice may tend to reciprocate and/or internalize the prejudice to which they have been exposed. The purpose of our analysis is to examine this phenomenon in more detail, particularly from the perspective of social learning theory as described by Bandura and Walters (1963), Walters (1966), and Bandura (1977). PMID:2733402

  12. Return to Flight activities at The Mall at Cortana

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    2005-01-01

    Christian Gonzales, 11 (right), watches as his little brother Walter, 2, adds his own brand of good wishes to a banner encouraging the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery on NASA's Return to Flight mission, scheduled to launch in summer 2005. The brothers, of Baton Rouge, were participating in a Camp Kids event at The Mall at Cortana, where Return to Flight activities were presented by NASA's Stennis Space Center (SSC).

  13. Sandage, Allan Rex (1926-)

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    Astronomer, born in Iowa City, IA. Worked with WALTER BAADE and EDWIN HUBBLE, and became professor at Mount Wilson and Palomar observatories. His research has focused on the biggest problems in cosmology. He determined the ages of the stars in globular clusters (the oldest objects known, apart from the chemical elements). In 1960, with JESSE GREENSTEIN, he identified the radio source 3C48 as a bl...

  14. Microbial mats, stromatolites and the rise of oxygen in the Precambrian atmosphere

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    Des Marais, D. J.

    1991-01-01

    Microbial mats are stratified communities that develop within the environmental microgradients established at the interfaces of water and solid substrates (Cohen, 1989). Stromatolites, the lithified remains of layered accumulations of microbial mats, occur in rocks as old as 3.5 Ga (Lowe, 1980; Walter et al., 1980). These lithified microbial communities represent the most ancient, widespread ecosystems known, and it is useful to explore their role in the accumulation of free oxygen in the ancient atmosphere.

  15. Visiting Scholars Program to Attract Brightest Minds | Poster

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    By Walter G. Hubert, Guest Writer National laboratories have a knack for assembling critical mass … and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, the newest kid on the block among such recognized research and development (R&D) leaders like Los Alamos, Oakridge, Sandia, and others, is just the place to bring together the brightest minds to take on the toughest challenges in cancer and AIDS research.

  16. Astronauts Schirra and Eisele seen in first live television transmission

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    1968-01-01

    Astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (on right) and Donn F. Eisele (on left) are seen in this first live television transmission from space. Schirra is holding a sign which reads 'Keep those cards and letters coming in, folks!'. Schirra is the Apollo 7 commander; and Eisele is the Apollo 7 command module pilot. This transmission was made at the end of their third day in space.

  17. Solar physics in Potsdam. (German Title: Sonnenphysik in Potsdam)

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    Staude, Jürgen

    Solar research initiated the establishment of the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam (AOP) in 1874. The present contribution outlines the development of solar physics in Potsdam from the early history of the AOP to this day. The main topics are the work of Karl Schwarzschild, the investigations related to the general theory of relativity, the foundation of the Einstein tower, Walter Grotrian's founding of modern coronal physics, and the investigations of sunspot magnetic fields.

  18. Following in the Footsteps of Legends

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    Seymour, Add, Jr.

    2007-01-01

    Walter Massey and Morehouse College seem to have been destined for each other. His enrollment to the college in the 1950s was more a matter of fate than anything else--when his mother drove a group of boys from his hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, up to the college to take an early admission test, a 16-year-old Massey went along for the ride.…

  19. Wernher von Braun with German Officers and Others

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    1942-01-01

    General Erich Fellgiebel, head of the German Army Information Service during World War II, congratulates members of the von Braun rocket team from Peenemunde for their October 3, 1942 A4 flight. Pictured front center is General Erich Fellgiebel. Shaking hands are General Walter Dornberger (left) and General Janssen, commanding officer of Peenemuende with Rudolph Hermarn to their right. Picture left to right in the back row are Wernher von Braun, Captain Stoelzel, Luftwaffe, and Dr. Gerhard Reisig.

  20. STS-55 crewmembers pose with U.S. and German flags in SL-D2 module on OV-102

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    1993-01-01

    STS-55 crewmembers pose with United States and German flags inside the Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) science module located in the payload bay (PLB) of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Wearing communications kit assembly headsets (HDSTs) are (left to right) Mission Specialist 1 (MS1) and Payload Commander (PLC) Jerry L. Ross, MS3 Bernard A. Harris, Jr, German Payload Specialist 1 Ulrich Walter, and Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel.

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  2. Variation in Its C-Terminal Amino Acids Determines Whether Endo-β-Mannanase Is Active or Inactive in Ripening Tomato Fruits of Different Cultivars1

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    Bourgault, Richard; Bewley, J. Derek

    2002-01-01

    Endo-β-mannanase cDNAs were cloned and characterized from ripening tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv Trust) fruit, which produces an active enzyme, and from the tomato cv Walter, which produces an inactive enzyme. There is a two-nucleotide deletion in the gene from tomato cv Walter, which results in a frame shift and the deletion of four amino acids at the C terminus of the full-length protein. Other cultivars that produce either active or inactive enzyme show the same absence or presence of the two-nucleotide deletion. The endo-β-mannanase enzyme protein was purified and characterized from ripe fruit to ensure that cDNA codes for the enzyme from fruit. Immunoblot analysis demonstrated that non-ripening mutants, which also fail to exhibit endo-β-mannanase activity, do so because they fail to express the protein. In a two-way genetic cross between tomato cvs Walter and Trust, all F1 progeny from both crosses produced fruit with active enzyme, suggesting that this form is dominant and homozygous in tomato cv Trust. Self-pollination of a plant from the heterozygous F1 generation yielded F2 plants that bear fruit with and without active enzyme at a ratio appropriate to Mendelian genetic segregation of alleles. Heterologous expression of the two endo-β-mannanase genes in Escherichia coli resulted in active enzyme being produced from cultures containing the tomato cv Trust gene and inactive enzyme being produced from those containing the tomato cv Walter gene. Site-directed mutagenesis was used to establish key elements in the C terminus of the endo-β-mannanase protein that are essential for full enzyme activity. PMID:12427992

  3. The Shuttle Enterprise

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1976-01-01

    The Shuttle Enterprise rolls out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities with Star Trek television cast members. From left to right they are: Dr. James D. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, DeForest Kelley (Dr. 'Bones' McCoy), George Takei (Mr. Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), Leonard Nimoy (the indefatigable Mr. Spock), Gene Rodenberry (The Great Bird of the Galaxy), and Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Checkov).

  4. Flight Crew with Fokker Trimotor, March 1929

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    1929-01-01

    The flight crew in front of a Fokker trimotor with experimental NACA cowlings, March 1929. front row, left to right: John Spivey, John Haines, Robert Hunt, Charles Shobe, Melvin Gough, Samuel Eakin, Walter Quigley, Siegfried Hunsecker, and Frederick Hunsecker. Back row: 'Mac' McConnaha, George Bulifant, William McAvoy, Thomas Carroll, Ernest Johnson, Charles Wolf, Raymond Braig, and John Houston. Published in James R. Hansen, Engineer In Charge, NASA SP-4305, p. 415.

  5. The incunabula of American optometry.

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    Aitken, Michael J

    2012-04-01

    Only a very few American opticians (optometrists) wrote textbooks or manuals before the end of the 19th century. The important hand-book by William Bohne has already been excellently covered by David Goss but three others appear to have been largely unnoticed. These are manuals by Walter Alden, August Morck and J W Queen & Co.: pioneer works that can be regarded as the incunabula or cradle of printing of optometric publishing in the United States. PMID:23057222

  6. Aero-Propulso-Servo-Elasticity

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    Kopasakis, George

    2011-01-01

    This presentation was presented at the Fundamental Aeronautics Program Annual Review Meeting held March 15-17 in Cleveland Ohio. This presentation is the second part of a 30 min. presentation entitled ASE/APSE Overview by Walter Silva & George Kopasakis, presented at 10:30 AM Wed. March 16 in the Supersonics session. This portion of the presentation covers the propulsion work done under Supersonics Project ASE/APSE task, since the last annual meeting.

  7. Stream solute transport incorporating hyporheic zone processes

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    Kazezyılmaz-Alhan, Cevza Melek; Medina, Miguel A.

    2006-09-01

    SummaryThe behavior of solute transport in pool and riffle, or meandering types of streams, is greatly influenced by surface/subsurface flow and solute transport interactions. It is important to model these processes accurately in rivers and streams to improve downstream water quality. Two decades ago, Bencala and Walters (1983) [Bencala, K.E., Walters, R.A., 1983, Simulation of solute transport in a mountain pool-and-riffle stream - a transient storage model. Water Resources Research 19(3), 718-724] introduced the transient storage model to represent the movement of solute from main streams into stagnant zones and back to the main stream. This model includes the effect of both surface storage, in which water is stationary relative to the main channel and the hyporheic zone, to which water moves from the main channel, flows through and returns to the main channel. However, their simplified approach lumped the surface storage and hyporheic zones together in a single storage zone. In this study, we take a step towards a mechanistic model to explain the physics of water exchange between the surface water and the porous media by developing an improved mathematical model. For this purpose, we include the advection and dispersion processes into the transient storage zone, and we consider the hyporheic zone as a transient porous media from surface water to ground water. We use this improved model to solve a test problem in order to demonstrate its capabilities. Finally, we simulate the Uvas Creek experiment and compare our results to the observations described in Bencala and Walters (1983) [Bencala, K.E., Walters, R.A., 1983, Simulation of solute transport in a mountain pool-and-riffle stream - a transient storage model. Water Resources Research 19(3), 718-724] and to results of the existing transient storage model obtained by using OTIS.

  8. Critical Appraisal: Bulk-fill Composites, Part I.

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    Swift, Edward J

    2015-01-01

    The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry published a Critical Appraisal of bulk-fill flowable composite resins by Dr. Ricardo Walter in early 2013 (JERD 2013;25(1):72-6). Since then, new bulk-fill composite options have become available and have rapidly achieved great popularity. This two-part Critical Appraisal reviews some of the more recent information on the various bulk-fill options. PMID:26032122

  9. Microbial mats, stromatolites and the rise of oxygen in the Precambrian atmosphere.

    PubMed

    Des Marais, D J

    1991-01-01

    Microbial mats are stratified communities that develop within the environmental microgradients established at the interfaces of water and solid substrates (Cohen, 1989). Stromatolites, the lithified remains of layered accumulations of microbial mats, occur in rocks as old as 3.5 Ga (Lowe, 1980; Walter et al., 1980). These lithified microbial communities represent the most ancient, widespread ecosystems known, and it is useful to explore their role in the accumulation of free oxygen in the ancient atmosphere. PMID:11538094

  10. Schirra, Stafford and Gemini on Deck

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    1965-01-01

    Astronaut Walter H. Schirra Jr. (on right), Command pilot, climbs from his Gemini VI spacecraft as he and Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford (not in view) arrive aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Wasp. They are assisted by various McDonell Douglas technicians. The Gemini VI spacecraft splashed down in the western Atlantic recover area at 10:29 a.m. (EST) December 16, 1965, after a successful 25 hr. 52 minute mission in space.

  11. From Cellblock to Campus, One Black Man Defies the Data

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    Patton, Stacey

    2012-01-01

    Walter Fortson never expected to finish college, especially as inmate 819161D at the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, in Hunterdon County, N.J. A few years ago, he chose to be a crack dealer to support his family and his reckless spending habits. He thought he was too smart to get caught, until one day in 2008 when he made a bad move. He

  12. Mercury astronauts at the Sam Houston Colosseum, Houston, Texas

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1962-01-01

    The original seven Mercury astronauts, each wearing new cowboy hats and a badge in the shape of a star, are pictured on stage at the Sam Houston Colosseum. A large crowd was on hand to welcome them to Houston, Texas. Left to right are astronauts M. Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra Jr., Alan B. Shepard Jr., and Donald K. Slayton. Sen. John Tower (R.-Texas) is seen in far right background.

  13. Portrait of Astronaut group three

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1963-01-01

    Portrait of Astronaut Group Three announced on Oct. 18, 1963. They are (seated, left to right) Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., William A. Anders, Charles A. Bassett II, Alan L. Bean, Eugene A. Cernan, and Roger B. Chaffee. Standing (left to right) are Michael Collins, R. Walter Cunninham, Donn F. Eisele, Theodore C. Freeman, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Russell L. Schweickart, David R. Scott and Clifton C. Williams Jr.

  14. Astronaut Group Three

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1963-01-01

    Astronaut Group Three announced on October 18, 1963. They are (seated, left to right) Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., William A. Anders, Charles A. Bassett II, Alan L. Bean, Eugene A. Cernan, and Roger B. Chaffee. Standing (left to right) are Michael Collins, R. Walter Cunninham, Donn F. Eisele, Theodore C. Freeman, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Russell L. Schweickart, David R. Scott and Clifton C. Williams Jr.

  15. NASA Astronauts Desert Survival Training

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    1964-01-01

    Fourteen NASA astronauts pose for group pictures at Stead Air Force Base in Nevada after a three-day stay in the Nevada desert where they completed a course in desert survival training. Front row: (left to right) William Anders, Walter Cunningham, Roger Chaffee, Richard Gordon, and Michael Collins. Second row: (left to right) Clifton Williams, Eugene Cernan, David Scott, Donn Eisele, Russell Schweickart, Edwin Aldrin, Alan Bean, Charles Bassett and Theodore Freeman.

  16. Crude Documentary to Screen at Fall Meeting

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    Viñas, Maria-José

    2008-11-01

    A documentary on oil might be a bit difficult to pitch, even to your own family and friends. Marine biologist and filmmaker Richard Smith learned that lesson when in late 2005, he started working on Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil. When Smith told acquaintances about the project, their responses were ``muted, at best,'' joked the Australian filmmaker when he received AGU's 2008 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism.

  17. A critique of social bonding and control theory of delinquency using the principles of Psychology of Mind.

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    Kelley, T M

    1996-01-01

    The present paper first describes the refined principles of Psychology of Mind (POM) and shows how their logical interaction can help explain the comparative amounts of both deviant and conforming behavior engaged in by youthful offenders. The logic of these principles is then used to examine the major assumptions of social bonding and control theory of delinquency focusing predominantly on the formulations of Walter Reckless (1956) and Travis Hirschi (1969). PMID:8726893

  18. From Cellblock to Campus, One Black Man Defies the Data

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    Patton, Stacey

    2012-01-01

    Walter Fortson never expected to finish college, especially as inmate 819161D at the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, in Hunterdon County, N.J. A few years ago, he chose to be a crack dealer to support his family and his reckless spending habits. He thought he was too smart to get caught, until one day in 2008 when he made a bad move. He…

  19. Ocean studies board has new chairman

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    Katsouros, Mary Hope

    John Sclater of the University of Texas at Austin has succeeded Walter Munk as chairman of the National Research Council's Ocean Studies Board. His term runs to June 30, 1991. The 17 members of OSB represent major disciplines in oceanography. The board advises the academic community and agencies of the federal government responsible for funding basic and applied research in oceanography and for maintaining the wellbeing of the oceans.

  20. 10. WHITNEY'S FLUME AND VIEW OF THE CONFLUENCE OF TONTO ...

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    10. WHITNEY'S FLUME AND VIEW OF THE CONFLUENCE OF TONTO CREEK AND THE SALT RIVER. AREA SHOWN IS PRESENTLY UNDER WATER. TONTO CREEK FLOWS FROM BACKGROUND CENTER TO LEFT, AND THE SALT RIVER FLOWS FROM RIGHT TO LEFT IN THE PHOTO. DAM IS LOCATED OFF THE PHOTO TO THE LEFT Photographer: Walter J. Lubken, March 3, 1906 - Roosevelt Power Canal & Diversion Dam, Parallels Salt River, Roosevelt, Gila County, AZ

  1. 75 FR 61505 - Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Health...

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    .... Contact Person for More Information: Walter W. Williams, M.D., M.P.H., Designated Federal Officer, HDS.... The subcommittee will reconvene as follows: Time and Date: 2 p.m.-3 p.m., October 21, 2010. Place... scheduled from 2:45 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. To participate in the teleconference please dial (877) 394-7734...

  2. John Bardeen: the only person to win two Nobel Prizes in physics

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    Hoddeson, L.

    2011-11-01

    John Bardeen worked on the theory of solids throughout his physics career, winning two Nobel Prizes: the first in 1956 for the invention of the transistor with Walter Brattain and William Shockley; and the second in 1972 for the development with Leon Cooper and J Robert Schrieffer of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) theory of superconductivity. The transistor made possible the information revolution; the BCS theory helped lay the microscopic foundation for the modern theory of condensed matter physics.

  3. Size-differentiated lateral migration of bubbles in Couette flow of two-dimensional foam

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    Mohammadigoushki, Hadi; Feng, James J.

    2012-11-01

    In this Talk, we report experiments on lateral migration of bubbles in a two-dimensional foam sheared in a narrow-gap Couette device. A larger bubble in an otherwise monodisperse bubble raft migrates toward the center of the gap as long as the bubble size ratio and the shear rate are each above a threshold. The migration speed is roughly two orders of magnitude higher than that of a single bubble, and increases with the shear rate and the size ratio. The bubble also deforms much more than an isolated one at the same shear rate. Modifying the Chan-Leal solution for the migration of a single submerged bubble or drop, we derive a formula that successfully predicts all the migration trajectories recorded in the experiment. The threshold for migration corresponds to the wall repulsion force overcoming the capillary force in the 2D foam. The size-differentiated bubble migration provides an explanation for previously observed size segregation in sheared 3D polydisperse foams.

  4. Size-Differentiated Lateral Migration of Bubbles in Couette Flow of Two-Dimensional Foam

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    Mohammadigoushki, Hadi; Feng, James J.

    2012-08-01

    We report experiments on lateral migration of bubbles in a two-dimensional foam sheared in a narrow-gap Couette device. A larger bubble in an otherwise monodisperse bubble raft migrates toward the center of the gap as long as the bubble size ratio and the shear rate are each above a threshold. The migration speed is roughly two orders of magnitude higher than that of a single bubble, and increases with the shear rate and the size ratio. The bubble also deforms much more than an isolated one at the same shear rate. Modifying the Chan-Leal solution for the migration of a single submerged bubble or drop, we derive a formula that successfully predicts all the migration trajectories recorded in the experiment. The threshold for migration corresponds to the wall repulsion force overcoming the capillary force in the two-dimensional foam. The size-differentiated bubble migration provides an explanation for previously observed size segregation in sheared three-dimensional polydisperse foams.

  5. Stability of the shape of a translating viscoelastic drop at low Reynolds number

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    Wu, H.; Haj-Hariri, H.; Borhan, A.

    2012-11-01

    We examine the stability of the shape of a viscoelastic drop translating in an immiscible, otherwise quiescent Newtonian fluid at low Reynolds number. Non-Newtonian stresses in the drop phase are characterized by the finitely extensible nonlinear elastic-Chilcott-Rallison model. A boundary integral method is used to numerically examine the time-evolution of initially perturbed drop shapes over a range of dimensionless parameters. For sufficiently small capillary numbers, the drop achieves an oblate spheroidal steady shape. For large initial deformations or capillary numbers, however, the drop deforms continuously and eventually breaks up through either the formation of an elongated tail or the development of a re-entrant cavity at its trailing end. These mechanisms of drop breakup are qualitatively similar to those reported earlier for Newtonian drops [C. J. Koh and L. G. Leal, Phys. Fluids A 1, 1309 (1989), 10.1063/1.857359; C. Pozrikidis, J. Fluid Mech. 210, 1 (1990), 10.1017/S0022112090001203; H. A. Stone, Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 26, 65 (1994), 10.1146/annurev.fl.26.010194.000433]. Compared to the case of a Newtonian drop, drop phase elasticity is found to have a stabilizing (destabilizing) effect for initially oblate (prolate) shape perturbations, due to the development of polymeric stresses caused by deformation of polymer chains in alignment with streamlines of the flow. Polymer viscosity has a strong influence on the stability of the shape of drops, whereas polymer relaxation time and extensibility have relatively weak influences.

  6. Monte Carlo testing of new cross section data sets for thermal and intermediate highly enriched uranium critical assemblies

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    Weinman, J.P.

    1998-06-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the eigenvalue sensitivity to new {sup 235}U, hydrogen, and oxygen cross section data sets by comparing RACER Monte Carlo calculations for several thermal and intermediate spectrum critical experiments. The new {sup 235}U library (Version 107) was derived by L. Leal and H. Derrien by fitting differential experimental data for {sup 235}U while constraining the fit to match experimental capture and fission resonance integrals and Maxwellian averaged thermal K1 (v fission minus absorption). The new hydrogen library (Version 45) consists of the ENDF/B-VI release 3 data with a 332.0 mb 2,200 m/s cross section which replaces the value of 332.6 mb in the current library. The new oxygen library (Version 39) is based on a recent evaluation of {sup 16}O by E. Caro. Nineteen Oak Ridge and Rocky Flats thermal solution benchmark critical assemblies that span a range of hydrogen-to-{sup 235}U (H/U) concentrations (2,052 to 27.1) and above-thermal neutron leakage fractions (0.555 to 0.011) were analyzed. In addition, three intermediate spectrum critical assemblies (UH3-UR, UH3-NI, and HISS-HUG) were studied.

  7. Application of small-angle neutron scattering to the study of forces between magnetically chained monodisperse ferrofluid emulsion droplets

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    Jain, Dr Nirmesh; Liu, Dr C K; Hawkett, Dr B. S.; Warr, G. G.; Hamilton, William A

    2014-01-01

    The optical magnetic chaining technique (MCT) developed by Leal-Calderon, Bibette and co-workers in the 1990 s allows precise measurements of force profiles between droplets in monodisperse ferrofluid emulsions. However, the method lacks an in-situ determination of droplet size and therefore requires the combination of separately acquired measurements of droplet chain periodicity versus an applied magnetic field from optical Bragg scattering and droplet diameter inferred from dynamic light scattering (DLS) to recover surface force-distance profiles between the colloidal particles. Compound refractive lens (CRL) focussed small-angle scattering (SANS) MCT should result in more consistent measurements of droplet size (form factor measurements in the absence of field) and droplet chaining period (from structure factor peaks when the magnetic field is applied); and, with access to shorter length scales, extend force measurements to closer approaches than possible by optical measurements. We report on CRL-SANS measurements of monodisperse ferrofluid emulsion droplets aligned in straight chains by an applied field perpendicular to the incident beam direction. Analysis of the scattering from the closely spaced droplets required algorithms that carefully treated resolution and its effect on mean scattering vector magnitudes in order to determine droplet size and chain periods to sufficient accuracy. At lower applied fields scattering patterns indicate structural correlations transverse to the magnetic field direction due to the formation of intermediate structures in early chain growth.

  8. Lateral migration of a two-dimensional vesicle in unbounded Poiseuille flow.

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    Kaoui, B; Ristow, G H; Cantat, I; Misbah, C; Zimmermann, W

    2008-02-01

    The migration of a suspended vesicle in an unbounded Poiseuille flow is investigated numerically in the low Reynolds number limit. We consider the situation without viscosity contrast between the interior of the vesicle and the exterior. Using the boundary integral method we solve the corresponding hydrodynamic flow equations and track explicitly the vesicle dynamics in two dimensions. We find that the interplay between the nonlinear character of the Poiseuille flow and the vesicle deformation causes a cross-streamline migration of vesicles toward the center of the Poiseuille flow. This is in a marked contrast with a result [L. G. Leal, Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 12, 435 (1980)] according to which the droplet moves away from the center (provided there is no viscosity contrast between the internal and the external fluids). The migration velocity is found to increase with the local capillary number (defined by the time scale of the vesicle relaxation toward its equilibrium shape times the local shear rate), but reaches a plateau above a certain value of the capillary number. This plateau value increases with the curvature of the parabolic flow profile. We present scaling laws for the migration velocity. PMID:18352047

  9. Biomarker discovery: validation and decision-making in product development.

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    Niedbala, R Sam; Mauck, Christine; Harrison, Polly; Doncel, Gustavo F

    2009-03-01

    The conference on which this supplement reports was organized to bring together microbicide researchers with researchers in the areas of drug prophylaxis and therapeutics development. The goal of session 1 was to share methods used to validate markers of disease, elucidate the logic used to substantiate the performance of those markers, and identify ways to translate this experience into practical steps for developing microbicides. The experiences discussed ranged from de novo discovery of new therapeutics to qualification of biomarkers across all stages of development, and covered the complexity of biomarker identification, use, and assessment in the clinical areas of cancer and infectious disease. This review is based on the presentations of Drs. Harsukh Parmar (AstraZeneca), Sudhir Srivastava (National Cancer Institute [NCI]), and Juan Leal (Exelixis Inc.), and the subsequent discussion led by Drs. Sam Niedbala (Lehigh University) and Thomas Moench (ReProtect) during a background session held at the conference entitled "Biomarkers for evaluation of vaginal microbicides and contraceptives: Discovery and early validation," organized by CONRAD and the Alliance for Microbicide Development in November 2006. PMID:19218888

  10. On the enigma of FK Comae

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    Walter, F.; Basri, G.

    1981-01-01

    Stellar chromospheric and coronal activity appears ubiquitous among late type stars to the left of the TR-wind boundary line (Linksy and Haisch 1979). The level of activity as measured by the X-ray surface flux is linearly proportional to the stellar angular velocity, with the exception of slowly rotating dwarfs (Walter 1981, 1982; Walter and Bowyer 1981). The peculiar rapidly rotating G giant FK Comae (Merrill 1948) appears to fit into this pattern. Line widths indicate V sin i = 120 + or - 20 km s(-1) (Bopp and Stencel 1981). FK Comae has strong Ca II H and K and H alpha emission, strong transition region UV lines (Bopp and Stencel 1981), and an X-ray surface flux in good agreement with its rapid rotation (Walter 1981). Yet, FK Comae is an enigmatic star. It is a rapid rotator, but it is not clear why it is a rapid rotator. There is no direct evidence for duplicity; indeed, the upper limit of 20 km s(-1) on the K velocity puts tight constraints on any binary configuration, especially if sin i approx 1, as indicated by the large V sin i. Bopp and Stencel (1981) have suggested that FK Comae is an example of a coalesced W UMa system (Webbink 1976), wherein the orbital angular momentum has become rotational angular momentum of the coalesced star.

  11. DEVELOPMENT OF A VALIDATED MODEL FOR USE IN MINIMIZING NOx EMISSIONS AND MAXIMIZING CARBON UTILIZATION WHEN CO-FIRING BIOMASS WITH COAL

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    Larry G. Felix; P. Vann Bush

    2002-10-26

    This is the eighth Quarterly Technical Report for DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-00NT40895. A statement of the project objectives is included in the Introduction of this report. The final biomass co-firing test burn was conducted during this quarter. In this test (Test 14), up to 20% by weight dry switchgrass was comilled with Jim Walters No.7 mine coal and injected through the single-register burner. Jim Walters No.7 coal is a low-volatility, low-sulfur ({approx}0.7% S) Eastern bituminous coal. The results of this test are presented in this quarterly report. Progress has continued to be made in implementing a modeling approach to combine reaction times and temperature distributions from computational fluid dynamic models of the pilot-scale combustion furnace with char burnout and chemical reaction kinetics to predict NO{sub x} emissions and unburned carbon levels in the furnace exhaust. The REI Configurable Fireside Simulator (CFS) is now in regular use. Presently, the CFS is being used to generate CFD calculations for completed tests with Powder River Basin coal and low-volatility (Jim Walters No.7 Mine) coal. Niksa Energy Associates will use the results of these CFD simulations to complete their validation of the NOx/LOI predictive model. Work has started on the project final report.

  12. Simulation of VSPT Experimental Cascade Under High and Low Free-Stream Turbulence Conditions

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    Ameri, Ali A.; Giel, Paul W.; Flegel, Ashlie B.

    2015-01-01

    Variable-Speed Power Turbines (VSPT) for rotorcraft applications operate at low Reynolds number and over a wide range in incidence associated with shaft speed change. A comprehensive linear cascade data set obtained includes the effects of Reynolds number, free-stream turbulence and incidence is available and this paper concerns itself with the presentation and numerical simulation of conditions resulting in a selected set of those data. As such, post-dictions of blade pressure loading, total-pressure loss and exit flow angles under conditions of high and low turbulence intensity for a single Reynolds number are presented. Analyses are performed with the three-equation turbulence models of Walters- Leylek and Walters and Cokljat. Transition, loading, total-pressure loss and exit angle variations are presented and comparisons are made with experimental data as available. It is concluded that at the low freestream turbulence conditions the Walters-Cokljat model is better suited to predictions while for high freestream conditions the two models generate similar predications that are generally satisfactory.

  13. Simulation of VSPT Experimental Cascade Under High and Low Free-Stream Turbulence Conditions

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    Ameri, Ali A.; Giel, Paul W.; Flegel, Ashlie B.

    2014-01-01

    Variable-Speed Power Turbines (VSPT) for rotorcraft applications operate at low Reynolds number and over a wide range in incidence associated with shaft speed change. A comprehensive linear cascade data set obtained includes the effects of Reynolds number, free-stream turbulence and incidence is available and this paper concerns itself with the presentation and numerical simulation of conditions resulting in a selected set of those data. As such, post-dictions of blade pressure loading, total-pressure loss and exit flow angles under conditions of high and low turbulence intensity for a single Reynolds number are presented. Analyses are performed with the three-equation turbulence models of Walters-Leylek and Walters and Cokljat. Transition, loading, total-pressure loss and exit angle variations are presented and comparisons are made with experimental data as available. It is concluded that at the low freestream turbulence conditions the Walters-Cokljat model is better suited to predictions while for high freestream conditions the two models generate similar predications that are generally satisfactory.

  14. Oncogenic rearrangements driving ionizing radiation-associated human cancer.

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    Santoro, Massimo; Carlomagno, Francesca

    2013-11-01

    The Chernobyl nuclear disaster has caused a remarkable increase in radiation-induced papillary thyroid carcinoma in children and young adults. In this issue of the JCI, Ricarte-Filho and colleagues demonstrate that chromosomal rearrangements are the oncogenic "drivers" in most post-Chernobyl carcinomas and that they often lead to unscheduled activation of the MAPK signaling pathway. These findings represent a major step forward in our understanding of radiation-induced carcinogenesis and suggest various hypotheses about the mechanisms underlying the formation and selection of gene rearrangements during cancer cell evolution. PMID:24162670

  15. Oncogenic rearrangements driving ionizing radiation–associated human cancer

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    Santoro, Massimo; Carlomagno, Francesca

    2013-01-01

    The Chernobyl nuclear disaster has caused a remarkable increase in radiation-induced papillary thyroid carcinoma in children and young adults. In this issue of the JCI, Ricarte-Filho and colleagues demonstrate that chromosomal rearrangements are the oncogenic “drivers” in most post-Chernobyl carcinomas and that they often lead to unscheduled activation of the MAPK signaling pathway. These findings represent a major step forward in our understanding of radiation-induced carcinogenesis and suggest various hypotheses about the mechanisms underlying the formation and selection of gene rearrangements during cancer cell evolution. PMID:24162670

  16. Paraconsistent Annotated Logic in Viability Analysis: an Approach to Product Launching

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    Romeu de Carvalho, Fábio; Brunstein, Israel; Abe, Jair Minoro

    2004-08-01

    In this paper we present an application of the Para-analyzer, a logical analyzer based on the Paraconsistent Annotated Logic Pτ, introduced by Da Silva Filho and Abe in the decision-making systems. An example is analyzed in detail showing how uncertainty, inconsistency and paracompleteness can be elegantly handled with this logical system. As application for the Para-analyzer in decision-making, we developed the BAM — Baricenter Analysis Method. In order to make the presentation easier, we present the BAM applied in the viability analysis of product launching. Some of the techniques of Paraconsistent Annotated Logic have been applied in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Information Technolgy (Computer Sciences), etc..

  17. Nuclear decay studies far-from-stability

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    Firestone, R.B.; Nitschke, J.M.; Wilmarth, P.A.; Vierinen, K.S.; Chasteler, R.M.; Gilat, J.; Shihab-Eldin, A.A.

    1989-12-01

    Nuclear decay studies far-from-stability are performed not merely to characterize new isotopes, but to establish an experimental footing for improving our theoretical understanding of nuclear structure and decay. Although progress has been made in explaining low-lying level structure for a broad range of nuclei, transition probabilities are not yet quantitatively understood. The ability to understand nuclei far-from-stability is important to astrophysics for extending r- and s-process calculations to unknown nuclei, and to nuclear engineering for decay-heat calculations. Finally, by studying nuclei far-from-stability, we probe extremes of both decay energy and proton-neutron ratios where unforeseen and important new nuclear properties may be exhibited. The decays of nearly 100 isotopes and isomers have been studied with the OASIS mass-separation facility on-line at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory SuperHILAC. These studies have concentrated on neutron-deficient nuclei with 55{le}Z{le}71 up to A=157 and neutron-rich nuclei with 166{le}A{le}174. The results of these experiments are combined in this paper with those from many other laboratories to provide insight into systematic trends of beta- and {gamma}-ray transition probabilities near N=82. It is hoped that the smooth systematic trends in these transition probabilities will provide clues towards interpreting the underlying nuclear structure. Nuclei near N=82 and Z=64 are expected to be spherical and should be described by simple Shell Model considerations. Away from the shell closures, deformation sets in which should exhibit itself in the transition probabilities. The Z=64 shell closure is expected to disappear near N=78. The qualitative nature of these phenomena will be discussed.

  18. Perceptions of selected science careers by African American high school males

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    Ijames, Erika Denise

    Research indicates that internal and external factors such as role models, stereotypes, and pressures placed on African American males by their family and friends influence their perceptions of science careers (Assibey-Mensah, 1997; Hess & Leal, 1997; Jacobowitz, 1983; Maple & Stage, 1991; Thomas, 1989; Ware & Lee, 1988). The purpose of this research was to investigate the perceptions of African American high school males about selected science careers based on apparent internal and external factors. Two questions guided this research: (1) What are high school African American males' perceptions of science careers? (2) What influences high school African American males' perceptions of science careers? This research was based on a pilot study in which African American college males perceived a selection of science careers along racial and gender lines. The follow-up investigation was conducted at Rockriver High School in Acorn County, and the participants were three college-bound African American males. The decision to choose males was based on the concept of occupational niching along gender lines. In biology, niching is defined as the role of a particular species regarding space and reproduction, and its interactions with other factors. During the seven-week period of the students' senior year, they met with the researcher to discuss their perceptions of science careers. An ethnographic approach was used to allow a richer and thicker narrative to occur. Critical theory was used to describe and interpret the voices of the participants from a social perspective. The data collected were analyzed using a constant comparative analysis technique. The participants revealed role models, negative stereotypes, peer pressure, social pressures, and misconceptions as some of the factors that influenced their perceptions of science careers. Results of this research suggest that by dispelling the misconceptions, educators can positively influence the attitudes and perceptions of their students about science careers and possibly increase the number of African American men as well as other minorities currently underrepresented in some science careers.

  19. A constitutive equation for droplet distribution in unidirectional flows of dilute emulsions for low capillary numbers

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    Ramachandran, Arun; Loewenberg, Michael; Leighton, David T.

    2010-08-01

    The concentration distribution of droplets in the unidirectional flow of an emulsion for small capillary numbers (Ca) can be written as a balance between the drift flux arising from droplet deformation and the flux due to shear induced migration. The droplet drift flux is modeled using the O(Ca) theoretical results of Chan and Leal [J. Fluid Mech. 92, 131 (1979)], while the flux due to shear-induced migration is modeled using the suspension balance approach of Nott and Brady [J. Fluid Mech. 275, 157 (1994)], whereby particle migration is ascribed to normal stress gradients in the flowing dilute emulsion. In the limit of vanishingly small capillary numbers, the leading order contribution of the normal stresses in dilute emulsions arises from droplet-droplet interaction and thus scales as ϕ2τ, where ϕ is the droplet volume fraction and τ is the local shear stress. In our model, the normal stress calculations of Zinchenko [Prikl. Mat. Mekh. 47, 56 (1984)] are connected to our gradient diffusivity data computed from droplet trajectories [M. Loewenberg and E. J. Hinch, J. Fluid Mech. 338, 299 (1997)] via a reduced droplet mobility to derive the droplet flux due to shear-induced migration. As an example, the model is applied to the tube Poiseuille flow of a dilute emulsion at small Ca. It is demonstrated that the unsteady concentration distribution of droplets resulting from arbitrary time-dependent average velocity obeys a self-similar solution, provided the thickness of the droplet-depleted region near the walls is always nonzero.

  20. A comparison of methods to determine the onset of the growing season in northern Nigeria

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    Ati, O. F.; Stigter, C. J.; Oladipo, E. O.

    2002-05-01

    In the sudan savanna of northern Nigeria, with its semi-arid climate, the ability to determine effectively or predict the start of actual productive rains cannot be overemphasized. Several methods exist for calculating the date of onset of the rains that may be taken as the start of the growing season. Five methods currently in use, which are relatively easy to apply on a large scale, were selected for comparison. One is a traditional technique (Ramadan method), two use accumulated rainfall totals (Walter's and Sivakumar's methods), and two use rainfall-evapotranspiration relationships (Kowal's and Benoit's methods). For the period 1961-91, the traditional technique performed most poorly. Walter's method gave quite early onsets and Sivakumar's method gave very late onsets, thereby seriously shortening the growing season. Kowal's and Benoit's determinations fell most often in between the results of Walter's and Sivakumar's methods in their performance. However, although generally to a lesser extent than the other methods, they are still significantly affected by false starts. To avoid incorrectly predicting the growing season's onset as far as possible, but to prevent an unacceptable shortening of the growing season, a combination of Kowal's and Sivakumar's criteria was used to develop an improved technique. This proved to work well for determining the onset date in the study area. However, because some false starts remain when using average onset dates, it is suggested that an operational advisory team should be constituted by the government. This team would be responsible for calculating onset dates in any year, on-line for the ongoing season, in a participatory approach with farmers, and for disseminating such dates to the farmers. This could be done for any place for which the appropriate data can be made available. In the future, improved climate prediction skill may replace the classical probabilistic approaches presently suffering from increasing rainfall variabilities.