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  1. Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition: Eco Maps

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) works "to document and expose the hazards of the high-tech industry and to promote environmental and economic sustainability and accountability in the electronics industry, the fastest growing manufacturing sector in the world." To those ends, the SVTC Website offers three interactive Eco Maps showing Toxic Chemical Point Sources, Cumulative Exposure (including demographics and cancer risk), and Contaminated Groundwater Sites in the San Jose, California area. Pollution sources are identified by name and year, with an internal reference code. Helpful instructions accompany all maps.

  2. coalitions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Myrna Wooders; Frank H. Page

    Coalitions appear in an incredible diversity of economic and game-theoretic situations, ranging from marriages, social coalitions and clubs to unions of nations. We discuss some of the major approaches to coalition theory, including models treating why and how coalitions form, equilibrium (or solution) concepts for predicting outcomes of models allowing coalition formation, and current trends in research on coalitions. We

  3. Creating a Community Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Yakima County, Washington: Rev It Up! 2008

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    Brown, Jessica; Bindler, Ruth C.; Miller, Kris

    2012-01-01

    Background One-third of the US population is obese, and childhood obesity has tripled since the late 1970s. Childhood obesity is a significant health issue requiring interventions on individual, interpersonal, community, organizational, and policy levels. Community coalitions offer successful strategies for engaging community partners with health improvement goals. Community Context In 2008, Yakima County, an agricultural community in eastern Washington, was ranked the eighth fattest city in the United States. Recognizing the obesity problem, the Yakima Health District (YHD) established 2 objectives: to decrease rates of childhood obesity in Yakima County and to recruit and establish a community coalition of key stakeholders and experts to help address the problem. Methods The YHD spearheaded a movement to create a community coalition. The coalition applied for and received state and federal grants. In September 2008, the YHD held the first recruitment event for Rev It Up!, its community-based effort to address the obesity problem in Yakima. YHD invited the Washington State Department of Health to advise the coalition-building and action-planning process. Outcome The community coalition achieved 5 of 7 objectives, including developing a common vision, creating an advisory committee, and conducting a community inventory, prioritization process, and action plan. However, unexpected public health challenges in the YHD delayed coalition efforts. Interpretation Creating the Rev It Up! coalition met a community need and engaged community partners. Some potential partners were dissuaded by the 6-month period required to establish the coalition. Rev It Up! continues as a community effort to reduce rates of obesity in Yakima County. PMID:22765932

  4. The Safe Schools Resource Guide from the Safe Schools Coalition of Washington. Will You Be There for Every Child?

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    Safe Schools Coalition of Washington, Seattle.

    The Safe Schools Coalition of Washington is a public-private partnership of 90 offices, agencies, and organizations, as well as many individuals. The Coalition's Anti-Violence Documentation Project is an ongoing statewide qualitative study examining the phenomenon of anti-gay sexual harassment and violence in kindergarten through grade 12. This…

  5. Safe Schools Report of the Anti-Violence Documentation Project from the Safe Schools Coalition of Washington. Will You Be There for Every Child? Fourth Annual Report.

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    Reis, Beth

    The Safe Schools Coalition of Washington is a public-private partnership of 90 offices, agencies, and organizations, as well as many individuals. The Coalition's Anti-Violence Documentation Project is an ongoing statewide qualitative study examining the phenomenon of anti-gay sexual harassment and violence in kindergarten through grade 12. In the…

  6. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis

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    ... Education Resources Accomplishments About Us Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis 10866 W. Washington Blvd #343 • Culver City, CA ... their respective owners. ©2001 – 2011 Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Site Last Updated: June 3, 2015

  7. Cyanobacterial toxicity and migration in a mesotrophic lake in western Washington, USA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bernadette R. Johnston; Jean M. Jacoby

    2003-01-01

    In fall 1997, the toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa was documented in Lake Sammamish (western Washington, U.S.A.) for the first time. Cyanobacterial activity and environmental conditions that may promote toxic cyanobacteria were investigated during summer and fall 1999. Development of toxic Microcystis was hypothesized to be due to runoff of nutrients from the watershed (external loading hypothesis) or from vertical migration

  8. Cyanobacterial toxicity and migration in a mesotrophic lake in western Washington, USA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bernadette R. Johnston; Jean M. Jacoby

    2003-01-01

    In fall 1997, the toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa was documented in Lake Sammamish (western Washington, U.S.A.) for the first time. Cyanobacterial activity and environmental conditions that may promote toxic cyanobacteria were investigated during summer and fall 1999. Development of toxic Microcystis was hypo- thesized to be due to runoff of nutrients from the watershed (external loading hypothesis) or from vertical

  9. NW Energy Coalition Homepage

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Coalition is an alliance of environmental, civic and human service organizations, progressive utilities and businesses from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia that promotes energy conservation and renewable energy resources, consumer and low-income protection, and fish and wildlife restoration.

  10. SEDIMENT TOXICITY AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF AMPHIPODS IN COMMENCEMENT BAY, WASHINGTON, USA

    EPA Science Inventory

    The toxicity of 175 sediment samples from Commencement Bay, Washington, was measured by the survival of marine infaunal amphipods (Rhepoxynius abronius) during ten-day exposure to test sediment. Survival was high in sediment from offshore, deeper parts of the Bay, including two d...

  11. Triangle Coalition

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The mission of the Triangle Coalition is to "bring together the voices of government, business, and education to improve the quality and outcome of [STEM] education." Visitors should check out the "Legislative News" section of their website to get a taste of the changes and improvements the Triangle Coalition is working on. One notable item here is the audio and video from a February 2011 webinar that the Coalition held on the "Implications for STEM Education in the 2012 Budget Request". On the right side of this page visitors should check out "Key Topics", where they will find such topics as "Educate to Innovate", "National Lab Day", and "Arne Duncan". The "TECB" link on the left side of any page leads to the Triangle Coalition Electronic Bulletin which comes out weekly, and is available to Coalition members. The current and archived issues, which date back to January 2010, are available on the website for any visitors to view. The " Resources" link is also worth a visit, as it includes links to resources on grants, collaboration, and more.

  12. Sediment toxicity test results for the Urban Waters Study 2010, Bellingham Bay, Washington

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    Biedenbach, James M.

    2011-01-01

    The Washington Department of Ecology annually determines the quality of recently deposited sediments in Puget Sound as a part of Ecology's Urban Waters Initiative. The annual sediment quality studies use the Sediment Quality Triad (SQT) approach, thus relying on measures of chemical contamination, toxicity, and benthic in-faunal effects (Chapman, 1990). Since 2002, the studies followed a rotating sampling scheme, each year sampling a different region of the greater Puget Sound Basin. During the annual studies, samples are collected in locations selected with a stratified-random design, patterned after the designs previously used in baseline surveys completed during 1997-1999 (Long and others, 2003; Wilson and Partridge, 2007). Sediment samples were collected by personnel from the Washington Department of Ecology, in June of 2010 and shipped to the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) laboratory in Corpus Christi, Texas (not shown), where the tests were performed. Sediment pore water was extracted with a pneumatic apparatus and was stored frozen. Just before testing, water-quality measurements were made and salinity adjusted, if necessary. Tests were performed on a dilution series of each sample consisting of 100-, 50-, and 25-percent pore-water concentrations. The specific objectives of this study were to: * Extract sediment pore water from a total of 30 sediment samples from the Bellingham Bay, Washington area within a day of receipt of the samples. * Measure water-quality parameters (salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, sulfide, and ammonia) of thawed pore-water samples before testing and adjust salinity, temperature and dissolved oxygen, if necessary, to obtain optimal ranges for the test species. * Conduct the fertilization toxicity test with pore water using sea urchin (Stronylocentrotus purpuratus) (S. purpuratus) gametes. * Perform quality control assays with reference pore water, dilution blanks and a positive control dilution series with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) in conjunction with each test. * Determine which samples caused a significant decrease in percent fertilization success relative to the negative control.

  13. Cooperative games with coalition structures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. J. Aumann; J. H. Dreze

    1974-01-01

    Many game-theoretic solution notions have been defined or can be defined not only with reference to the all-player coalition, but also with reference to an arbitrary coalition structure. In this paper, theorems are established that connect a given solution notion, defined for a coalition structure B with the same solution notion applied to appropriately defined games on each of the

  14. GLOBAL WATER RESEARCH COALITION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) is a collaboration of 14 member drinking and wastewater research organizations. The USEPA is currently a partner to the GWRC membership. Through the GWRC, the members are able to leverage research funds on mutually desired efforts to m...

  15. Management of coalition sensor networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dinesh Chandra Verma; Theodore Brown; Carolyn Ortega

    2010-01-01

    The management of sensor networks in coalition settings has been treated in a piecemeal fashion in the current literature without taking a comprehensive look at the complete life cycle of coalition networks, and determining the different aspects of network management that need to be taken into account for the management of sensor networks in those contexts. In this paper, we

  16. Management of coalition sensor networks

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    Verma, Dinesh Chandra; Brown, Theodore; Ortega, Carolyn

    2010-04-01

    The management of sensor networks in coalition settings has been treated in a piecemeal fashion in the current literature without taking a comprehensive look at the complete life cycle of coalition networks, and determining the different aspects of network management that need to be taken into account for the management of sensor networks in those contexts. In this paper, we provide a holistic approach towards managing sensor networks encountered in the context of coalition operations. We describe how the sensor networks in a coalition ought to be managed at various stages of the life cycle, and the different operations that need to be taken into account for managing various aspects of the networks. In particular, we look at the FCAPS model for network management, and assess the applicability of the FCAPS model to the different aspects of sensor network management in a coalition setting.

  17. One-deviation principle in coalition formation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hannu Vartiainen

    2008-01-01

    We study coalitional one-deviation principle in a framework a la Chwe (1994). The principle requires that an active coalition or any of its subcoalition will not benefit from a single deviation to a strategy that specifies, for each history of coalitional moves, an active coalition and its move. A strategy meeting the one-deviation property is characterized. Moreover, it is shown

  18. Coalition of Essential Schools

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) seeks to "create and sustain equitable, intellectually vibrant, personalized schools and to make such schools the norm of American public education." CES schools enact the CES Common Principles -- emphasizing equity, personalization, and intellectual vibrancy - to create "schools that will nurture students to reach their fullest potential." The CES schools are expected to serve as models to other schools and demonstrations to the public about what is possible. More information on the goals and Common Principles is available online, along with research on the learning and development of students in CES schools. Also online is the CES National quarterly journal, Horace, which provides research and examples of innovative and effective practices from CES schools. The articles are initially only available at cost and for members, but are later posted on this website. The most recent Winter 2004 issue is titled, Making Math Personal.

  19. Revision of sediment quality triad indicators in Puget Sound (Washington, USA): I. a Sediment Chemistry Index and targets for mixtures of toxicants.

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    Long, Edward R; Dutch, Margaret; Partridge, Valerie; Weakland, Sandra; Welch, Kathy

    2013-01-01

    The Washington State Department of Ecology annually conducts sediment quality monitoring in Puget Sound as a component of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program. Sediment samples are analyzed to determine the concentrations of about 170 chemical and physical variables. A Sediment Chemistry Index (SCI) was derived using the State of Washington Sediment Management Standards to account for the presence and concentrations of mixtures of toxicants. Mean Sediment Quality Standard quotients (mSQSq) were calculated as the basis for the SCI and compared to the incidence and degree of toxicity in laboratory tests and to metrics of the diversity and abundance of resident benthic assemblages in a database consisting of as many as 664 samples. These data were evaluated with co-occurrence analyses to identify "cut points" (i.e., thresholds) in the index below which the frequency and magnitude of biological effects were relatively low and above which they occurred with increasing frequency or magnitude. Iterative trials of different sets of cut points established the final cut points in mSQSq of 0.1, 0.3, and 0.5. They defined 4 ranges in chemical exposure: Minimum (<0.1), Low (0.1-?toxicity in some laboratory tests increased, the abundance of most stress-sensitive benthic taxa decreased, and the abundance of most stress-tolerant taxa increased. The mSQSq cut point of 0.1 appears to be the target value for protection of benthic resources, the value below which the probability and magnitude of adverse effects either in the laboratory or the field are the lowest. The mSQSq values are rescaled from 0 to 100 to form the SCI, used by the Puget Sound Partnership and environmental managers as a Dashboard Indicator, with biologically relevant targets selected to monitor ecosystem recovery. PMID:22488838

  20. Stable Coalition Structures with Fixed Decision Scheme

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    Guillaume Haeringer

    2000-01-01

    \\u000a This paper studies the stability of coalition structures when coalitions must choose an alternative in a one-dimensional space,\\u000a using a fixed decision scheme. This decision scheme depends on the preferred alternative of all agents in the coalition. We\\u000a assume that the number of agent is finite. Hence, when an agent, or a group of agent, leaves a coalition and enter

  1. Information sharing and security in dynamic coalitions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles E. Phillips Jr.; T. C. Ting; Steven A. Demurjian

    2002-01-01

    Today, information sharing is critical to almost every institution. There is no more critical need for information sharing than during an international crisis, when international coalitions dynamically form. In the event of a crisis, whether it is humanitarian relief, natural disaster, combat operations, or terrorist incidents, international coalitions have an immediate need for information. These coalitions are formed with international

  2. Building Effective Coalitions: Some Planning Considerations.

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    Croan, Gerald M.; Lees, Joan F.

    Coalitions of service providers are playing increasingly large roles in developing policies and programs affecting youth. Community coalitions are cost-effective, efficient ways to expand services and to increase the capacity of the community to plan and program for young people. This manual provides a basis for examination of the coalition

  3. Toxicity of sediment pore water in Puget Sound (Washington, USA): a review of spatial status and temporal trends.

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    Long, Edward R; Carr, R Scott; Biedenbach, James M; Weakland, Sandra; Partridge, Valerie; Dutch, Margaret

    2013-01-01

    Data from toxicity tests of the pore water extracted from Puget Sound sediments were compiled from surveys conducted from 1997 to 2009. Tests were performed on 664 samples collected throughout all of the eight monitoring regions in the Sound, an area encompassing 2,294.1 km(2). Tests were performed with the gametes of the Pacific purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, to measure percent fertilization success as an indicator of relative sediment quality. Data were evaluated to determine the incidence, degree of response, geographic patterns, spatial extent, and temporal changes in toxicity. This is the first survey of this kind and magnitude in Puget Sound. In the initial round of surveys of the eight regions, 40 of 381 samples were toxic for an incidence of 10.5 %. Stations classified as toxic represented an estimated total of 107.1 km(2), equivalent to 4.7 % of the total area. Percent sea urchin fertilization ranged from >100 % of the nontoxic, negative controls to 0 %. Toxicity was most prevalent and pervasive in the industrialized harbors and lowest in the deep basins. Conditions were intermediate in deep-water passages, urban bays, and rural bays. A second round of testing in four regions and three selected urban bays was completed 5-10 years following the first round. The incidence and spatial extent of toxicity decreased in two of the regions and two of the bays and increased in the other two regions and the third bay; however, only the latter change was statistically significant. Both the incidence and spatial extent of toxicity were lower in the Sound than in most other US estuaries and marine bays. PMID:22392619

  4. Toxicity of sediment pore water in Puget Sound (Washington, USA): a review of spatial status and temporal trends

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Long, Edward R.; Carr, R. Scott; Biedenbach, James M.; Weakland, Sandra; Partridge, Valerie; Dutch, Margaret

    2013-01-01

    Data from toxicity tests of the pore water extracted from Puget Sound sediments were compiled from surveys conducted from 1997 to 2009. Tests were performed on 664 samples collected throughout all of the eight monitoring regions in the Sound, an area encompassing 2,294.1 km2. Tests were performed with the gametes of the Pacific purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, to measure percent fertilization success as an indicator of relative sediment quality. Data were evaluated to determine the incidence, degree of response, geographic patterns, spatial extent, and temporal changes in toxicity. This is the first survey of this kind and magnitude in Puget Sound. In the initial round of surveys of the eight regions, 40 of 381 samples were toxic for an incidence of 10.5 %. Stations classified as toxic represented an estimated total of 107.1 km2, equivalent to 4.7 % of the total area. Percent sea urchin fertilization ranged from >100 % of the nontoxic, negative controls to 0 %. Toxicity was most prevalent and pervasive in the industrialized harbors and lowest in the deep basins. Conditions were intermediate in deep-water passages, urban bays, and rural bays. A second round of testing in four regions and three selected urban bays was completed 5–10 years following the first round. The incidence and spatial extent of toxicity decreased in two of the regions and two of the bays and increased in the other two regions and the third bay; however, only the latter change was statistically significant. Both the incidence and spatial extent of toxicity were lower in the Sound than in most other US estuaries and marine bays.

  5. Transatlantic Perspectives Forging Legitimizing Coalitions

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Transatlantic Perspectives Forging Legitimizing Coalitions: Comparing EU/U.S. Financial Consumer Policy | Tags: Economic & Financial Policy, History What is the role of non-state actors--corporate and civic--in influencing and redirecting regulatory reforms? How do critical junctures like financial

  6. Cost Effectiveness NW Energy Coalition

    E-print Network

    1 Action 8 Cost Effectiveness Manual Kim Drury NW Energy Coalition Context · Inconsistent understanding of cost effectiveness contributed to under performing conservation E.g: individual measures vs at end of 2009 #12;2 The thinking was . . . That a Cost Effectiveness Guide could: · Increase regionally

  7. Data compilation for assessing sediment and toxic chemical loads from the Green River to the lower Duwamish Waterway, Washington

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    Conn, Kathleen E.; Black, Robert W.

    2014-01-01

    Between February and June 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey collected representative samples of whole water, suspended sediment, and (or) bed sediment from a single strategically located site on the Duwamish River, Washington, during seven periods of different flow conditions. Samples were analyzed by Washington-State-accredited laboratories for a large suite of compounds, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other semivolatile compounds, polychlorinated biphenyl Aroclors and the 209 congeners, metals, dioxins/furans, volatile organic compounds, pesticides, butyltins, hexavalent chromium, and total organic carbon. Chemical concentrations associated with bulk bed sediment (<2 mm) and fine bed sediment (<62.5 ?m) fractions were compared to chemical concentrations associated with suspended sediment. Bulk bed sediment concentrations generally were lower than fine bed sediment and suspended-sediment concentrations. Concurrent with the chemistry sampling, additional parameters were measured, including instantaneous river discharge, suspended-sediment concentration, sediment particle-size distribution, and general water-quality parameters. From these data, estimates of instantaneous sediment and chemical loads from the Green River to the Lower Duwamish Waterway were calculated.

  8. Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), Washington, 1989 (in DBASE and LOTUS 1-2-3 format) (for microcomputers). Data file

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    Not Available

    1989-01-01

    The Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) data on diskette includes (1) the names, addresses, counties, and public contacts of facilities manufacturing, processing or using the reported chemicals; (2) the SIC code for the plants; (3) the chemical involved; and (4) the estimated quantity emitted into the air (point and non-point emissions), discharged into bodies of water, injected underground, released to land, or released to publicly owned treatment works. All releases are in pounds per year.

  9. Coalition Agents Experiment: Multi-Agent Co-operation in an International Coalition Setting 

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    Allsopp, D.N; Beautement, P; Bradshaw, J M; Durfee, E H; Kirton, M; Knoblock, C.A; Suri, N; Tate, Austin; Thompson, C W

    2002-01-01

    Military coalitions are examples of large-scale, multi-faceted, virtual organizations, which sometimes need to be rapidly created and flexibly changed as circumstances alter. The Coalition Agents Experiment (CoAX) aims to ...

  10. Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), Washington, 1991 and 1992 (in Lotus 1-2-3) (for microcomputers). Data file

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    The Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) data gives annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment for the area indicated. Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to- Know Act (also known as Title III) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 (Public Law 99-499) requires EPA to establish an inventory of toxic chemical emissions from certain facilities. Section 313 informs the public of the presence of chemicals in their communities and releases of these chemicals into the community. With this information, States and communities, working with industrial facilities required to comply with this law, will be better able to protect public health and the environment. The TRI data on diskette includes (1) the names, addresses, counties, and public contacts of facilities manufacturing, processing or using the reported chemicals; (2) the SIC code for the plants; (3) the chemical involved; and (4) the estimated quantity emitted into the air (point and non-point emissions), discharged into bodies of water, injected underground, released to land, or released to publicly owned treatment works. Beginning with the 1991 reports, facilities also are required to provide information about pollution prevention and source reduction activities. New data elements include quantities of the listed chemical recycled and used for energy recovery on-site; quanties transferred off- site for recycling and energy recovery. Source reduction activities, and methods used to indentify those activities. All releases are in pounds per year. Also provided is the FIPS code corresponding to the facility state and county; the unique ID number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet to the parent company of the reporting facility as well as the name of the corporation or other business entity that owns or controls the reporting facility.

  11. Mobilizing communities for teen pregnancy prevention: Associations between coalition characteristics and perceived accomplishments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michelle C. Kegler; Clayton W. Williams; Carol M. Cassell; John Santelli; Scott R. Kegler; Susanne B. Montgomery; Mary Lou Bell; Yolanda G. Martinez; Jonathan D. Klein; Peter Mulhall; Jeffry A. Will; Vicki Harris Wyatt; Toni L. Felice; Sharon C. Hunt

    2005-01-01

    PurposeTo describe coalition membership, examine associations between coalition processes and short-term coalition outcomes, and assess the relative contribution of key coalition processes to perceived accomplishments in teen pregnancy prevention coalitions.

  12. The Micro-Dynamics of Coalition Formation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel Diermeier; Roderick I. Swaab; Victoria Husted Medvec; Mary C. Kern

    2007-01-01

    Abstract We present an experimental approach to study the micro-dynamicsof coalition formation in an unrestricted bargaining environment. We first show that negotiators use a variant of proto- coalition bargaining to come to a multi-party agreement. We then investigate the hypothesis that coalition bargaining under majority rule may leadto inefficiencies as agents are unable to effectively commit,to preliminary agreements and are

  13. A learning-based coalition formation model for multiagent systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leen-Kiat Soh; Xin Li

    2003-01-01

    In this paper, we present a learning-based coalition formation model that forms sub-optimal coalitions among agents to solve real-time constrained allocation problems in a dynamic, uncertain and noisy environment. This model consists of three stages (coalition planning, coalition instantiation and coalition evaluation) and an integrated learning framework. An agent first derives a coalition formation plan via case-based reasoning (CBR). Guided

  14. National Low Income Housing Coalition

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2005-01-01

    Amid the successes of new residential housing developments throughout the United States, there are many policy analysts and community activists who remain concern about the general lack of affordable housing in some parts of the country. One such group is the National Low Income Housing Coalition, which is primarily focused on the creation and maintenance of housing for persons in the lowest income brackets. The site itself is quite rich in materials, including the Advocateâ??s Guide which contains short chapters describing more than 60 housing-related programs, proposals, and issues. Another very useful set of documents are the â??Out of Reachâ?ť annual reports, which offer statistical data and summaries of the affordability (or lack of affordability) of housing options in different regions of the country.

  15. LEARN MORE @ CENTRALINA CLEAN FUELS COALITION

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    .growthenergy.org LAND-OF-SKY CLEAN VEHICLES COALITION www.cleanvehiclescoalition.org NC SOLAR CENTER/NC STATE UNIVERSITY through the collaboration of five principal partners in the Carolinas. PROJECT PARTNERS What is E85? E85

  16. Essays on economic design and coalition formation

    E-print Network

    Pycia, Marek

    2006-01-01

    This thesis consists of three essays on economic design and coalition formation. The first chapter studies the stability of many-to-one matching, such as matching between students and colleges or interns and hospitals. ...

  17. Isolated Fifth Metatarsocuboid Coalition: A Case Report.

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    Kobayashi, Hayato; Kageyama, Yasunori; Shido, Yoji

    2015-01-01

    Isolated tarsometatarsal coalitions are extremely rare, and the previous 5 documented cases involved the first and third metatarsocuneiform joints. We report the case of a 69-year-old female with symptomatic fifth metatarsocuboid coalition associated with ipsilateral varus-type ankle osteoarthritis and instability. The patient was successfully treated by arthrodesis of the fifth metatarsocuboid joint, resection of the hypertrophied tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal, advancement of the peroneus brevis tendon, opening wedge distal tibial osteotomy, and calcaneal displacement osteotomy. After 1 year, 6 months, she was able to walk well, although she complained of minor discomfort under the fifth metatarsal base, which resolved with the use of protective padding. Radiographs at this stage confirmed consolidation of both the arthrodesis and the osteotomy sites. Although isolated fifth metatarsocuboid coalition is less likely to be encountered than other tarsal coalitions, it can sometimes be painful enough to necessitate surgery. PMID:25135105

  18. Planning Requirements for Hierarchical Coalitions in Distaster Relief Domains 

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    Siebra, C

    2005-01-01

    Coalitions are organisations whose members combine abilities and knowledge to carry out mutual purposes. Rather than to be composed by a team of equals, coalitions generally require a hierarchical structure of command and ...

  19. The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy's aim is to increase government effectiveness by using evidence of what works based on rigorous policy analysis. On the "Mission & Activities" tab near the top of any page, visitors can read of the ineffective policies the Coalition targets. For example, the site details government-funded social programs that have failed to make progress in the areas they are supposed to help, such as "poverty reduction", "K-12 education", and "economic mobility." Further down the page is a list of programs that have been deemed effective by the Coalition - "Nurse-Family Partnership," "Career Academies," and "Success for All in Grades K-2." The "Publications" tab lists the five types of publications of the Coalition, including "Rigorous Evidence," their monthly e-newsletter that can be subscribed to for free for anyone interested in evidence-based policy. Some of the other publications include "Published Op-Eds/Letters to the Editor" and "Coalition Policy Proposals," which have covered, among other things, "Technology Development," "Crime/Substance Abuse," and "Health Care."

  20. Statewide Coalitions and State Systems. Issues in Prevention

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2012

    2012-01-01

    This "Issues in Prevention" focuses on statewide coalitions and state systems. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Statewide Coalitions for Prevention; (2) Louisiana Higher Education Coalition; (3) Statewide Initiative Grantees; (4) The Ohio College Initiative; and (5) Higher Education Center Resources.

  1. Coalition Building for Adult Literacy: Historical and Organizational Perspectives.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Newman, Anabel P.; Lehman, Bernadette

    Selected successful literacy coalitions were examined to identify key issues and trends in coalition building. The six key issues identified (focus and functions, funding, governance, membership, key figures, and evaluation) were used as a framework to review the early efforts, current activities, and future visions of literacy coalitions

  2. On coalition formation: a game-theoretical approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. P. Shenoy

    1979-01-01

    This paper deals with the question of coalition formation inn-person cooperative games. Two abstract game models of coalition formation are proposed. We then study the core and the dynamic solution of these abstract games. These models assume that there is a rule governing the allocation of payoffs to each player in each coalition structure called a payoff solution concept. The

  3. The NSF foundation coalition-past, present, and future

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. Frair; J. Froyd; G. Rogers; K. Watson

    1996-01-01

    The Foundation Coalition (FC) was funded in 1993 as the fifth coalition in the National Science Foundation's Engineering Education Coalitions Program. The FC has as its vision a new culture of engineering education: students and faculty working in partnership to create an enduring foundation for student development and life-long learning. The member institutions-Arizona State University (ASU), Maricopa Community College District

  4. Pressures on TV Programs: Coalition for Better Television's Case.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shipman, John M., Jr.

    In 1981, the conservative Coalition for Better Television (CBTV) threatened an economic boycott against advertisers who marketed their wares on programs that the coalition felt had excessive sex and violence. Because television networks are dependent on advertising, the coalition believed economic pressure on advertisers would force a…

  5. Maine Department of Environmental Protection Washington State Department of Ecology California Environmental Protection Agency State House Station 17 Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction 1001 I Street

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    Control Act are central to TSCA's reform, state officials say. The principles were developed through Federal Action on Toxic Chemicals 13 States Release Recommendations on Reform of the Toxic Substances to ensure that the debate over reforming the nation's outdated chemical policy stays focused on protecting

  6. Coalition models: Lessons learned from the CDC’s Community Coalition Partnership Programs for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jane S. Kramer; Susan Philliber; Claire D. Brindis; Stephanie L. Kamin; Amy E. Chadwick; Michelle L. Revels; Doryn D. Chervin; Anne Driscoll; Debra Bartelli; Richard S. Wike; Sara A. Peterson; Cathleen K. Schmidt; L. Teresa Valderrama

    2005-01-01

    PurposeTo describe the models created by the 13 communities in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Coalition Partnership Program (CCPP), and the relationship between key organizational features of the coalitions and the perception by coalition members of interim and community-wide outcomes.

  7. Clean Cities Award Winning Coalition: Greater Philadelphia

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    ICF Kaiser.

    1999-05-20

    Always going beyond expectations, the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program provides its stakeholders with excellent resources to implement alternative fuel projects. They are known as one of the most successful coalitions in the Clean Cities Program, and are a member-funded organization comprised of large government organizations, utilities, and non-profit groups in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The coalition aggressively promotes alternative fuel vehicle acquisitions; their public outreach efforts target all stakeholders and provide numerous resources to advance the alternative fuel choice.

  8. A three-dimensional study of calcaneonavicular tarsal coalitions.

    PubMed

    Cooperman, D R; Janke, B E; Gilmore, A; Latimer, B M; Brinker, M R; Thompson, G H

    2001-01-01

    The authors studied 37 presumed calcaneonavicular tarsal coalitions from the Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The anatomy of the coalitions and the associated subtalar and transverse tarsal joints was quite variable. The coalitions in 8 specimens completely spared the anterior facet of the calcaneus and in 7 specimens it was partially replaced by the navicular portion of the coalition, whereas in 22 specimens the anterior calcaneal facet was completely replaced by the navicular portion of the coalition. The authors suggest that the pathoanatomy of calcaneonavicular coalitions is not uniform and may involve the subtalar and transverse tarsal joints. This may have clinical relevance and contribute to the unsatisfactory results in feet undergoing coalition resection and soft tissue interposition. PMID:11521035

  9. Hormonal response to competition among male coalitions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John D. Wagner; Mark V. Flinn; Barry G. England

    Previous research has shown that testosterone (T) and cortisol (C) are released in response to a wide variety of social stimuli including dyadic (one on one) competitive events, but humans also compete as groups. Here we report results from a pilot study of hormonal responses to competition between male coalitions. Salivary T and C levels were assessed in adult males

  10. Hormonal response to competition among male coalitions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John D Wagner; Mark V Flinn; Barry G England

    2002-01-01

    Previous research has shown that testosterone (T) and cortisol (C) are released in response to a wide variety of social stimuli including dyadic (one on one) competitive events, but humans also compete as groups. Here we report results from a pilot study of hormonal responses to competition between male coalitions. Salivary T and C levels were assessed in adult males

  11. Climate coalitions: a theoretical and computational appraisal

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    Nesterov, Yurii

    to the climate change problem. After a reminder of the model structure and of the definition of the two game the robustness of all these results. Keywords: climate change, coalitions, simulation, integrated assessment JEL of climate change requires vol- untary cooperation amongst countries if any improvement upon the laissez

  12. A multiple case study of implementation in 10 local Project ASSIST coalitions in North Carolina

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michelle Crozier Kegler; Allan Steckler; Sally Herndon Malek; Kenneth McLeroy

    1998-01-01

    Community health promotion relies heavily on coalitions to address a multitude of public health issues. In spite of their widespread use, there have been very few studies of coalitions at various stages of coalition development. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that facilitated or impeded coalition effectiveness in the implementation stage of coalition develop- ment The research

  13. The NSF Foundation Coalition - Looking Toward the Future

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karen Frair; Mike Cronan

    Abstract- The Foundation Coalition was funded in 1993 as the fifth coalition in the ,National Science Foundation's Engineering Education Coalitions Program. The member institutions - Arizona State University, Maricopa Community College District, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University -Kingsville, Texas Woman's University, and the University ofAlabama, - have ,developed ,improved ,curricula and learning,environment ,models ,that are

  14. Washington Monument

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    The Washington Monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, commemorates the first president of the United States. The monument was damaged in the 2011 Virginia earthquake, but has since been repaired....

  15. Washington University

    Cancer.gov

    The Washington University Small Animal Imaging Resource (WUSAIR), one of the five original Small Animal Imaging Resource Program (SAIRP) centers funded in 1999, provides state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure for MRI, PET, CT and optical imaging of mice, rats and other small laboratory animals. Located in the heart of the Washington University Medical Center, WUSAIR combines instrumental and intellectual capabilities found at few other institutions.

  16. The stormwater monitoring coalition: Stormwater research needs in southern California

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brock Bernstein; Kenneth C. Schiff

    In response to growing concerns about the adequacy of existing stormwater monitoring approaches, all of the Phase I municipal stormwater NPDES lead permittees and all of the NPDES regula- tory agencies in southern California recently formed the Stormwater Monitoring Coalition (SMC). This coalition is based on a common understanding that existing scientific knowledge and technical tools are not fully adequate

  17. Coalition Building: Cultivating New Partners for Physical Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Curva, Fely; Mosteller, James

    2010-01-01

    A coalition is about building power to accomplish change that no one group can reasonably accomplish on its own. A well-defined coalition not only builds power and influence, it broadens support, maximizes resources (e.g., time, money, people and connections), enhances legitimacy, creates synergy, and offers diverse perspectives on issues.…

  18. Social Norms Tactics to Promote a Campus Alcohol Coalition

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    Vinci, Debra M.; Philen, Robert C.; Walch, Susan E.; Kennedy, Rebecca; Harrell, Mica; Rime, Carla; Matthews, Jaclyn

    2010-01-01

    Background: Social norms posters usually contain a normative message, branding, campaign tagline and sponsoring coalition/contact information. There are limited data on which campaign components promote recognition of Campus Alcohol Coalitions (CAC). Purpose: To determine the most effective media channels/incentives to promote recognition of CAC…

  19. Biologically Inspired Coalition Formation of Multi-Agent Systems

    E-print Network

    Egerstedt, Magnus

    by teams of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs); thus, requiring coalitions to coordinate with other algorithms to form coalitions too often rely on the This work is partially supported by the Office of Naval gathering aspect of the mission will be carried out by a team of UAVs and the ex- pectation is that High

  20. Coalitions, Minority Representation, and Vote-Trading Probabilities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haefele, Edwin T.

    Coalitions and vote-trading probabilities exist as ways by which the political process reduces conflict and takes account of intensities of minority preferences. By creating matrices of voters and issues, all possible winning coalition patterns were specified and the probabilities within each case were calculated. A preference vector for each…

  1. The National Coalition for Literacy: Options for the Future.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chisman, Forrest P.

    The National Coalition for Literacy's (NCL's) stated goal is to serve as the national leadership organization of the adult literacy field. However, NCL's organizational structure severely limits its ability to muster the personnel resources or raise the money required to fully perform the leadership functions required of a national coalition. The…

  2. The National Home Visiting Coalition: A History of Collaboration

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Callahan, Jane; Gavaghan, Bridget; Howard, Karen; Kelley, Melissa L.; Schwartz, Marvin; Walzer, Sarah

    2010-01-01

    The Home Visiting Coalition represents more than 75 organizations working together to articulate the effectiveness of home visiting to a range of policymakers and stakeholders in the early childhood field. Despite varying program goals and service delivery strategies, the Coalition participants share a commitment to expanding access to…

  3. Living environmentalisms: coalition politics, social reproduction, and environmental justice

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Giovanna Di Chiro

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the intersectional, coalition politics forged by activists in US environmental justice and women's rights organisations. This coalitional politics articulates environmental and feminist concerns and rejects the limitations of a narrow-focused politics in favour of a more strategic, relational vision of social and environmental change. Framed by the Marxist-feminist concept of ‘social reproduction’, the analysis addresses the complex

  4. Coalitional Beliefs of Cournot Network Agents

    E-print Network

    Lekeas, Paraskevas V

    2012-01-01

    In Network cooperative games, due to computational complexity issues, agents are not able to base their behavior on the "whole network status" but have to follow certain "beliefs" as to how it is in their strategic interest to act. This behavior constitutes the main interest of this paper. To this end, we quantify and characterize the set of beliefs that support cooperation of such agents. Assuming that they are engaged in a differentiated Cournot competition and that they equally split the worth produced, we characterize the set of coalitional beliefs that support core non-emptiness and thus guarantee stability of the Network.

  5. Community Health Coalitions in Context: Associations between Geographic Context, Member Type and Length of Membership with Coalition Functions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sánchez, V.; Sanders, M.; Andrews, M. L.; Hale, R.; Carrillo, C.

    2014-01-01

    The coalition literature recognizes context (geography, demographics and history) as a variable of interest, yet few coalition evaluation studies have focused on it. This study explores the association between geographic context and structures (e.g. member type) with functional characteristics (e.g. decision making or levels of conflict) in a…

  6. The Effects of Leadership and Governance Processes on Member Participation in Community Health Coalitions

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    Metzger, Maureen E.; Alexander, Jeffrey A.; Weiner, Bryan J.

    2005-01-01

    This study examines the effects of coalition leadership and governance on member participation in voluntary community health coalitions. Path modeling was used to explore how leadership and governance processes in coalitions affect existing member costs, benefits, and levels of participation. It was hypothesized that the effects of coalition

  7. The Influence of Community Context on How Coalitions Achieve HIV-Preventive Structural Change

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reed, Sarah J.; Miller, Robin Lin; Francisco, Vincent T.

    2014-01-01

    Community coalition action theory (CCAT) depicts the processes and factors that affect coalition formation, maintenance, institutionalization, actions, and outcomes. CCAT proposes that community context affects coalitions at every phase of development and operation. We analyzed data from 12 "Connect to Protect" coalitions using inductive…

  8. Washington Monument

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    The Washington Monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, commemorates the first president of the United States. It is the tallest stone structure, and is made of two kinds of marble due to a gap in funding. The monument was damaged in the 2011 Virginia earthquake, but has since been r...

  9. Community health coalitions in context: associations between geographic context, member type and length of membership with coalition functions.

    PubMed

    Sánchez, V; Sanders, M; Andrews, M L; Hale, R; Carrillo, C

    2014-10-01

    The coalition literature recognizes context (geography, demographics and history) as a variable of interest, yet few coalition evaluation studies have focused on it. This study explores the association between geographic context and structures (e.g. member type) with functional characteristics (e.g. decision making or levels of conflict) in a statewide system of community health councils (coalitions). The study was part of a multiyear, statewide evaluation of New Mexico's health councils' contributions to systems-level changes. We adapted the Coalition Self-Assessment Survey (CSAS) for all county health council members and paid council coordinators. Both multilevel univariate and multivariate procedures were used to compare index scores, summaries of CSAS questions used to characterize council functions, with selected demographic variables and region. Member type was associated with decision making and policy capacity; paid staff expressed higher levels of agreement than voting members for both items. Length of membership was associated with decision making, positive leadership and shared vision. Results indicated that geographic context was significantly associated with many functional characteristics. The study highlights the idea that geographic context may influence coalition functioning. Understanding how geographic context influences coalition planning and actions may help explain differences among coalitions that on the surface share common organizational characteristics and external goals. PMID:24974218

  10. Unbuilt Washington

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    As we look across an urban landscape, sometimes we may wonder: "What might have been here?" Monuments and dramatic buildings are often part of the picture, and in a federal city, there are frequently many structures that are proposed, but never built. This exhibition from the National Building Museum "reveals the Washington that could have been by presenting architectural and urban design projects that were proposed but, for widely varied reasons, never executed." The site has information about the in situ exhibit, along with a fine introductory essay by curator Martin Moeller titled "What Should a Capitol Look Like?" Next up is the interactive "Unbuilt Washington" map, which allows users the opportunity to learn about noteworthy unbuilt projects from the 1790s to the present. Visitors shouldn't miss the rendering of the proposed executive mansion from 1898 created by architect Paul Pelz or the proposal for a National Stadium from 1932.

  11. Activity-oriented Instant Messaging for Coalition Operations 

    E-print Network

    Tate, Austin; Dalton, J; Potter, S

    context in which a user operates is reflected in the options presented. Actual usage in a multi-national coalition operations setting indicated the value of adopting an “instant messaging” style of use. An augmented activity-orientated “intelligent...

  12. Intelligent Agents for Coalition Search and Rescue Task Support 

    E-print Network

    Tate, Austin; Dalton, J; Siebra, C; Aitken, Stuart; Bradshaw, J M; Uszok, A

    The Coalition Search and Rescue Task Support demonstration shows cooperative agents supporting a highly dynamic mission in which AI task planning, inter-agent collaboration, workflow enactment, policy-managed communications, ...

  13. 45 CFR 1370.4 - State domestic violence coalition grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 2011-10-01 false State domestic violence coalition grants. 1370.4 Section...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND SERVICES PROGRAMS FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND SERVICES PROGRAMS §...

  14. 45 CFR 1370.4 - State domestic violence coalition grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 2010-10-01 false State domestic violence coalition grants. 1370.4 Section...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND SERVICES PROGRAMS FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND SERVICES PROGRAMS §...

  15. Blocking Underhand Attacks by Hidden Coalitions (Extended Version)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Matteo Cristani; Erisa Karafili; Luca Viganň

    2010-01-01

    Similar to what happens between humans in the real world, in open multi-agent\\u000asystems distributed over the Internet, such as online social networks or wiki\\u000atechnologies, agents often form coalitions by agreeing to act as a whole in\\u000aorder to achieve certain common goals. However, agent coalitions are not always\\u000aa desirable feature of a system, as malicious or corrupt

  16. The agencies method for coalition formation in experimental games.

    PubMed

    Nash, John F; Nagel, Rosemarie; Ockenfels, Axel; Selten, Reinhard

    2012-12-11

    In society, power is often transferred to another person or group. A previous work studied the evolution of cooperation among robot players through a coalition formation game with a non-cooperative procedure of acceptance of an agency of another player. Motivated by this previous work, we conduct a laboratory experiment on finitely repeated three-person coalition formation games. Human players with different strength according to the coalition payoffs can accept a transfer of power to another player, the agent, who then distributes the coalition payoffs. We find that the agencies method for coalition formation is quite successful in promoting efficiency. However, the agent faces a tension between short-term incentives of not equally distributing the coalition payoff and the long-term concern to keep cooperation going. In a given round, the strong player in our experiment often resolves this tension approximately in line with the Shapley value and the nucleolus. Yet aggregated over all rounds, the payoff differences between players are rather small, and the equal division of payoffs predicts about 80% of all groups best. One reason is that the voting procedure appears to induce a balance of power, independent of the individual player's strength: Selfish subjects tend to be voted out of their agency and are further disciplined by reciprocal behaviors. PMID:23175792

  17. The agencies method for coalition formation in experimental games

    PubMed Central

    Nash, John F.; Nagel, Rosemarie; Ockenfels, Axel; Selten, Reinhard

    2012-01-01

    In society, power is often transferred to another person or group. A previous work studied the evolution of cooperation among robot players through a coalition formation game with a non-cooperative procedure of acceptance of an agency of another player. Motivated by this previous work, we conduct a laboratory experiment on finitely repeated three-person coalition formation games. Human players with different strength according to the coalition payoffs can accept a transfer of power to another player, the agent, who then distributes the coalition payoffs. We find that the agencies method for coalition formation is quite successful in promoting efficiency. However, the agent faces a tension between short-term incentives of not equally distributing the coalition payoff and the long-term concern to keep cooperation going. In a given round, the strong player in our experiment often resolves this tension approximately in line with the Shapley value and the nucleolus. Yet aggregated over all rounds, the payoff differences between players are rather small, and the equal division of payoffs predicts about 80% of all groups best. One reason is that the voting procedure appears to induce a balance of power, independent of the individual player's strength: Selfish subjects tend to be voted out of their agency and are further disciplined by reciprocal behaviors. PMID:23175792

  18. Coparenting and toddler's interactive styles in family coalitions.

    PubMed

    Fivaz-Depeursinge, Elisabeth; Lopes, Francesco; Python, Maryline; Favez, Nicolas

    2009-12-01

    The current study examined the coparenting and toddler's interactive styles in family coalitions. According to structural family theory, boundaries between generations are clear in alliances, but disturbed in coalitions: the parents look to the child to regulate their conflictual relationship and the child attempts to meet this need. In a normative sample studied longitudinally during the Lausanne Trilogue Play situation (LTP, N=38), 15 coalition cases were detected. Styles of coparenting and of child's interactions were determined and compared in coalition and alliance cases at 18 months. Findings confirm the structural family model by showing the specific ways in which the coparenting and the toddler's interactive styles are associated in 3 different patterns of coalitions: binding, detouring, and triangulation. They illustrate how the child's triangular capacity, or her ability to simultaneously communicate with both parents, is used to regulate the parents' relationship. They suggest that the LTP observational paradigm is a promising assessment method of early family interactions. They point to the importance of assessing early the child's contribution to family coalitions. PMID:19930435

  19. International Womenâ??s Health Coalition

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2004-01-01

    The growing interest in womenâ??s health and rights can be gauged effectively by the recent emphasis placed on these matters by important leaders such as UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who remarked that â??â?¦the best way for the world to thrive is to ensure that its women have the freedom, power, and knowledge to make decisions affecting their own lives and those of their families and communities.â?ť The International Womenâ??s Health Coalition (IWHC), founded in 1984, is committed to providing financial assistance to local womenâ??s groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well as through their own advocacy work at intergovernmental conferences. One of the highlights of their site is their â??Featured Resourcesâ?ť area, which includes a number of recent publications, and a topical list of publications dealing with such issues as youth health, contraception, and HIV/AIDS. Visitors can also search their fact sheet collection, along with annual reports, and speeches. The site is rounded out by a providing visitors the opportunity to sign up to receive email updates in English or Spanish.

  20. Evaluating community coalitions for prevention of substance abuse: The case of project freedom

    E-print Network

    Fawcett, Stephen B.; Lewis, Rhonda K.; Paine-Andrews, Adrienne; Francisco, Vincent T.; Richter, Kimber P.; Williams, Ella L.; Copple, Barbara

    1997-01-01

    of coalitions for the prevention of substance abuse. The evaluation addresses five key questions: (a) Was the community mobilized to address substance abuse (Process)? (b) What changes in the community resulted from the coalition (Outcome)? (c) Is there a change...

  1. 75 FR 56651 - ITS Joint Program Office; Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition Annual Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-16

    ...Joint Program Office; Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition Annual Meeting...The Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition (TIMTC) Annual...that improve the industry's safety and mobility. Send your contact information to...

  2. Strategic incentives for climate geoengineering coalitions to exclude broad participation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ricke, Katharine L.; Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; Caldeira, Ken

    2013-03-01

    Solar geoengineering is the deliberate reduction in the absorption of incoming solar radiation by the Earth’s climate system with the aim of reducing impacts of anthropogenic climate change. Climate model simulations project a diversity of regional outcomes that vary with the amount of solar geoengineering deployed. It is unlikely that a single small actor could implement and sustain global-scale geoengineering that harms much of the world without intervention from harmed world powers. However, a sufficiently powerful international coalition might be able to deploy solar geoengineering. Here, we show that regional differences in climate outcomes create strategic incentives to form coalitions that are as small as possible, while still powerful enough to deploy solar geoengineering. The characteristics of coalitions to geoengineer climate are modeled using a ‘global thermostat setting game’ based on climate model results. Coalition members have incentives to exclude non-members that would prevent implementation of solar geoengineering at a level that is optimal for the existing coalition. These incentives differ markedly from those that dominate international politics of greenhouse-gas emissions reduction, where the central challenge is to compel free riders to participate.

  3. Blocking Underhand Attacks by Hidden Coalitions (Extended Version)

    E-print Network

    Cristani, Matteo; Viganň, Luca

    2010-01-01

    Similar to what happens between humans in the real world, in open multi-agent systems distributed over the Internet, such as online social networks or wiki technologies, agents often form coalitions by agreeing to act as a whole in order to achieve certain common goals. However, agent coalitions are not always a desirable feature of a system, as malicious or corrupt agents may collaborate in order to subvert or attack the system. In this paper, we consider the problem of hidden coalitions, whose existence and the purposes they aim to achieve are not known to the system, and which carry out so-called underhand attacks. We give a first approach to hidden coalitions by introducing a deterministic method that blocks the actions of potentially dangerous agents, i.e. possibly belonging to such coalitions. We also give a non-deterministic version of this method that blocks the smallest set of potentially dangerous agents. We calculate the computational cost of our two blocking methods, and prove their soundness and ...

  4. Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana Greg Wathen, CEO and President

    E-print Network

    Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana Greg Wathen, CEO and President P.O. Box 20127 of Southwest Indiana (Coalition) acts as the umbrella economic development organization for Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in Southwest Indiana. The Coalition facilitates and coordinates business

  5. Ecological Contexts in the Development of Coalitions for Youth Violence Prevention: An Organizational Network Analysis

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bess, Kimberly D.; Speer, Paul W.; Perkins, Douglas D.

    2012-01-01

    Community coalitions are a recognized strategy for addressing pressing public health problems. Despite the promise of coalitions as an effective prevention strategy, results linking coalition efforts to positive community outcomes are mixed. To date, research has primarily focused on determining organizational attributes related to successful…

  6. Strategies for Building Local Literacy Coalitions as Seen through a Social Capital Lens

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jewiss, Jennifer; Pickard, Larissa Vigue

    2010-01-01

    Literacy coalitions have been organized in various settings, from small towns and cities to counties and states. Coalitions are alliances "created for the purpose of joint action [and] drawn together by common interests." Literacy coalitions promote the power and pleasure of reading and stimulate community conversations about literacy. This…

  7. Testing a Comprehensive Community Problem-Solving Framework for Community Coalitions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yang, Evelyn; Foster-Fishman, Pennie; Collins, Charles; Ahn, Soyeon

    2012-01-01

    Community problem solving is believed to help coalitions achieve community changes and subsequent population-level reductions in targeted community health problems. This study empirically examined a community problem solving model used by CADCA, a national coalition training organization, to determine if the model explains how coalitions become…

  8. Clean cities: Award winning coalition -- Paso del Norte

    SciTech Connect

    O'Connor, K.

    1999-10-25

    Designated the 41st Clean Cities coalition in November 1995, the Paso del Norte Clean Cities Coalition (PDNCCC) is the first in the country to gain international participation. Spanning the US-Mexico border; the coalition includes stakeholders from El Paso, Texas; Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; and Las Cruces, New Mexico. PDNCCC developed a comprehensive plan to jump-start its program place, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) on the road, and eliminate barriers inhibiting alternative fuel market growth. PDNCC raised more than $2.3 million for alternative fuel activities and clean air initiatives in less than 26 months. In 1998, the US Department of Energy (DOE) recognized that PDNCCC accomplishment with its Rainmaker Award for leveraging the most funds from outside sources. PDNCCC is proud of its efforts to drive the alternative fuels and AFV market in the El Paso/Juarez region.

  9. Faculty practice as partnership with a community coalition.

    PubMed

    Gale, B J

    1998-01-01

    Faculty practice as partnership with a community coalition can be a dynamic strategy for retooling the future of nursing. The Escalante ElderCARE Coalition was formed in 1991, with the Community Health Division of the Arizona State College of Nursing taking a leadership role. Since that time, more than 50 aging network and community agencies have become involved. More than $300,000 in grant funding has been awarded for Healthy WAY services with low-income seniors as health care and program partners. The conceptual model includes health-promotion services, participation of community elders in program planning and evaluation, and education of health professionals. Participation theory is the basis for the conceptual model. A large number of undergraduate and graduate nursing students have been involved in the nontraditional delivery of services provided by the coalition. The Short Form 36 (SF-36) and the Lifestyle Directions Questionnaire are the health status outcome measures, and elder satisfaction, coalition effectiveness, and cost-savings measures are the process indicators. Elders reported healthier scores in six of the eight SF-36 dimensions, including general health, than the older US general population, but they also report that their amount of physical exercise and fiber intake is less than adequate. Overall, the elders express great satisfaction with the Healthy WAY programs but do not perceive as much ownership as do the coalition's agency professionals. Coalitions are emerging as a force for change and a public health strategy, and faculty members are encouraged to take seriously the opportunities afforded by them for proactive, advanced practice roles. PMID:9775633

  10. Toxic Synovitis

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Sports: Keeping Kids Safe Concussions: What to Know Toxic Synovitis KidsHealth > Parents > Infections > Bacterial & Viral Infections > Toxic ... two, and causes no long-term problems. About Toxic Synovitis Toxic synovitis (also known as transient synovitis ) ...

  11. Southwest Washington, Urban Renewal Area, Bounded by Independence Avenue, Washington ...

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

    Southwest Washington, Urban Renewal Area, Bounded by Independence Avenue, Washington Avenue, South Capitol Street, Canal Street, P Street, Maine Avenue & Washington Channel, Fourteenth Street, D Street, & Twelfth Street, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  12. The influence of community context on how coalitions achieve HIV-preventive structural change.

    PubMed

    Reed, Sarah J; Miller, Robin Lin; Francisco, Vincent T

    2014-02-01

    Community coalition action theory (CCAT) depicts the processes and factors that affect coalition formation, maintenance, institutionalization, actions, and outcomes. CCAT proposes that community context affects coalitions at every phase of development and operation. We analyzed data from 12 Connect to Protect coalitions using inductive content analysis to examine how contextual factors (e.g., economics, collaboration, history, norms, and politics) enhance or impede coalitions' success in achieving outcomes. Consistent with CCAT, context affected the objectives that coalitions developed and those they completed. Results suggest that local prevention history and political support have particular impact on coalitions' success in creating structural changes. These data underscore the heuristic value of CCAT, yet also imply that the contextual constructs that affect outcomes are issue specific. PMID:23855017

  13. Charge to the Northwestern University Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence

    E-print Network

    -quarters of sexual assaults on campus involve alcohol or other drug use by the victim and/or the perpetratorCharge to the Northwestern University Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence 2012 Background and Statement of Need Sexual violence ­ including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking

  14. Omnishambles: Reactions to the Second Year of Coalition Education Policies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Richards, Colin

    2012-01-01

    The UK's Coalition Government completed its second year in office in May 2012. Many of its policies and pronouncements have been divisive and are contributing to the dismantling of the state education system as we have known it. Here, reflecting George Orwell's observation that "Every joke against the established order is a tiny revolution", Colin…

  15. National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers Proposal to the Nation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, Waco, TX.

    In 1988, nine institutions operating advanced technology centers (ATC's) to provide workers with up-to-date technical skills formed the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC). The center was established to increase awareness of ATC's, serve as a forum for the discussion and demonstration of new and underused technologies,…

  16. Urban Coalitions and Re-scaling of the State

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mustafa Kemal Bayirbag

    This paper looks at the dynamics of urban coalition building in the context of re- scaling of the state. It argues that re-scaling of the state is a process of hegemonic transformation and that a) this process goes hand in hand with a transformation of the axis of interest definition for local actors, thus altering the face of urban politics;

  17. Report on Developing Effective Coalitions in Urban School Districts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.

    In this report, seven programs in selected urban school districts which have been successful in building effective coalitions are identified and described. The programs discussed include: (1) the Business Operations Assistance Program (BOAP) and (2) the Memphis Rotary/Memphis Public Schools Program, both in Memphis, Tennessee; (3) the Greater…

  18. Building a Healthier Tomorrow: A Manual for Rural Coalition Building.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Landis, Suzanne; Plaut, Thomas; Trevor, June; Futch, Judy

    This manual is a how-to-do-it guide to building coalitions of health and human service agencies, organizations, businesses, churches, and other community-based groups for collaborative research, planning, and action to improve resident health and quality of life. Most of the information provided was discovered and developed during the 4-year life…

  19. Hospital-Based Coalition to Improve Regional Surge Capacity

    PubMed Central

    Terndrup, Thomas E.; Leaming, James M.; Adams, R. Jerry; Adoff, Spencer

    2012-01-01

    Introduction Surge capacity for optimization of access to hospital beds is a limiting factor in response to catastrophic events. Medical facilities, communication tools, manpower, and resource reserves exist to respond to these events. However, these factors may not be optimally functioning to generate an effective and efficient surge response. The objective was to improve the function of these factors. Methods Regional healthcare facilities and supporting local emergency response agencies developed a coalition (the Healthcare Facilities Partnership of South Central Pennsylvania; HCFP-SCPA) to increase regional surge capacity and emergency preparedness for healthcare facilities. The coalition focused on 6 objectives: (1) increase awareness of capabilities and assets, (2) develop and pilot test advanced planning and exercising of plans in the region, (3) augment written medical mutual aid agreements, (4) develop and strengthen partnership relationships, (5) ensure National Incident Management System compliance, and (6) develop and test a plan for effective utilization of volunteer healthcare professionals. Results In comparison to baseline measurements, the coalition improved existing areas covered under all 6 objectives documented during a 24-month evaluation period. Enhanced communications between the hospital coalition, and real-time exercises, were used to provide evidence of improved preparedness for putative mass casualty incidents. Conclusion The HCFP-SCPA successfully increased preparedness and surge capacity through a partnership of regional healthcare facilities and emergency response agencies. PMID:23316266

  20. Effects-based Coalition Operations: Belief, Framing and Mechanism

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maris McCrabb

    Coalition operations over the past decade exhibit a propensity towards collegial decision-making even in the presence of formal, normally hierarchical, decision-making apparatus. Meanwhile, the US military, especially the US Air Force, is adopting effects- based operations (EBO) as a method of planning, executing, and assessing military operations that achieves desired effects that attain strategic objectives. EBO forces decision makers to

  1. Coalition in New York studies improving access to capital.

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    Pallarito, K

    1992-11-16

    A coalition convened by the Greater New York Hospital Association is studying ways to improve access to capital, an area of healthcare reform the group says has been largely overlooked. The group, including representatives from hospitals, investment banking, accounting firms and the state, will issue a report outlining its recommendations. The findings also will be presented to the White House. PMID:10122217

  2. Can race be erased? Coalitional computation and social categorization

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    Cosmides, Leda

    Can race be erased? Coalitional computation and social categorization Robert Kurzban , John Tooby 28, 2001) Previous studies have established that people encode the race of each individual, this conclusion would be important, because categorizing others by their race is a precondition for treating them

  3. Exploring event correlation for failure prediction in coalitions of clusters

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    Song Fu; Cheng-zhong Xu

    2007-01-01

    In large-scale networked computing systems, component failures become norms instead of exceptions. Failure prediction is a crucial technique for self-managing resource burdens. Failure events in coalition systems exhibit strong correlations in time and space domain. In this paper, we develop a spherical covariance model with an adjustable timescale parameter to quantify the temporal correlation and a stochastic model to describe

  4. Negotiating Gestalt: Artistic Expression and Coalition Formation in Multiagent Systems

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    Kaye Mason; Jorg Denzinger; Sheelagh Carpendale

    2004-01-01

    We present a system using semi-autonomous agents to help artists express ideas. The agents control their representation on a canvas via interactions in an agent space by themselves and in coalitions. The artist can take direct control if the resulting image is not satisfactory. We have implemented the Surreal engine that realises these ideas and we present a case study

  5. Managing heterogeneous networks across security\\/coalition domains

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    Scott Shyne; H. Markle

    2000-01-01

    Real time packet level control across security and coalition boundaries is essential for network operations center personnel to maintain visibility into the various networks that they maintain. AFRL and Arca Inc. developed a secure boundary device coupled with a hierarchical network management architecture that can provide a network common operational picture across multiple security domains (top secret, secret, unclassified, and

  6. Strengthening Ecological Mindfulness through Hybrid Learning in Vital Coalitions

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    Sol, Jifke; Wals, Arjen E. J.

    2015-01-01

    In this contribution a key policy "tool" used in the Dutch Environmental Education and Learning for Sustainability Policy framework is introduced as a means to develop a sense of place and associated ecological mindfulness. The key elements of this tool, called the vital coalition, are described while an example of its use in practice,…

  7. Who's who in the crew? Exploring participant involvement in the Active Living Coalition.

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    Barnes, Priscilla A; Schaefer, Samantha; Middlestadt, Susan; Knoblock, Heidi

    2015-06-01

    Health coalitions serve as an important "vehicle" to strengthen horizontal and vertical ties between organizations, community groups, and individuals whose intent and purpose is to improve wellness. Having a strong and diverse group of participants is essential for highly effective coalitions to carry out their mission in an organized and participatory manner. However, the extent that individuals become involved in coalition operations and activities remains ambiguous. A grounded theory approach was used to explore expressions of participant involvement of a local health coalition known as the Active Living Coalition (ALC). Open, axial, as well as domain and taxonomic coding were used to analyze transcripts from four focus groups (n=37 participants) in order to develop a participant continuum that captured six network aggregates within the coalition. Findings suggest that participation, for the most part, was heterogeneous and ever-changing given the expectations of the level of partnership that best individuals' personal and professional interests. Differentiating the type of participants in health coalitions can help coalition leaders more successfully "manage" new and existing relationships. Findings imply that health coalitions can maximize coalition capacity by drawing upon the full range of potential human and material resources by further understanding the types of individuals that make up their network. PMID:25812479

  8. Coalitions and Cliques in the School Choice Problem

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    Aksoy, Sinan; Coppersmith, Chaya; Glass, Julie; Karaali, Gizem; Zhao, Xueying; Zhu, Xinjing

    2011-01-01

    The school choice mechanism design problem focuses on assignment mechanisms matching students to public schools in a given school district. The well-known Gale Shapley Student Optimal Stable Matching Mechanism (SOSM) is the most efficient stable mechanism proposed so far as a solution to this problem. However its inefficiency is well-documented, and recently the Efficiency Adjusted Deferred Acceptance Mechanism (EADAM) was proposed as a remedy for this weakness. In this note we describe two related adjustments to SOSM with the intention to address the same inefficiency issue. In one we create possibly artificial coalitions among students where some students modify their preference profiles in order to improve the outcome for some other students. Our second approach involves trading cliques among students where those involved improve their assignments by waiving some of their priorities. The coalition method yields the EADAM outcome among other Pareto dominations of the SOSM outcome, while the clique method yi...

  9. A WSN Coalition Formation Algorithm Based on Ant Colony with Dual-Negative Feedback

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    Na Xia; Jianguo Jiang; Meibin Qi; Chunhua Yu; Yue Huang; Qi Zhang

    2007-01-01

    In large-scale, complicated Wireless Sensor Networks, the cooperation among sensor nodes is a key topic, and has been receiving\\u000a more and more attention. The dynamic coalition mechanism in Multi-Agent System is an important method for this topic, and\\u000a then an energy-efficient coalition formation algorithm is needed since the energy resource of WSN is restricted. This paper\\u000a proposes a WSN coalition

  10. Negotiating Gestalt: Artistic Expression by Coalition Formation Between Agents

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    Kaye Mason; Jörg Denzinger; M. Sheelagh T. Carpendale

    2005-01-01

    \\u000a We present a system using semi-autonomous agents to help artists express ideas. Agents control their representation on a canvas\\u000a via interactions in agent space. They are given rules, which include the ability to form, join, leave and dissolve coalitions.\\u000a While individually, agents constitute only small parts of the composition, together they form more and more complex parts\\u000a until the full

  11. Strengthening ecological mindfulness through hybrid learning in vital coalitions

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    Sol, Jifke; Wals, Arjen E. J.

    2015-03-01

    In this contribution a key policy `tool' used in the Dutch Environmental Education and Learning for Sustainability Policy framework is introduced as a means to develop a sense of place and associated ecological mindfulness. The key elements of this tool, called the vital coalition, are described while an example of its use in practice, is analysed using a form of reflexive monitoring and evaluation. The example focuses on a multi-stakeholder learning process around the transformation of a somewhat sterile pre-school playground into an intergenerational green place suitable for play, discovery and engagement. Our analysis of the policy-framework and the case leads us to pointing out the importance of critical interventions at so-called tipping points within the transformation process and a discussion of the potential of hybrid learning in vital coalitions in strengthening ecological mindfulness. This paper does not focus on establishing an evidence base for the causality between this type of learning and a change in behavior or mindfulness among participants as a result contributing to a vital coalition but rather focusses on the conditions, processes and interventions that allow for such learning to take place in the first place.

  12. Coalitions in the quantum Minority game: classical cheats and quantum bullies

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    Flitney, A P; Flitney, Adrian P.; Greentree, Andrew D.

    2006-01-01

    In a one-off Minority game, when a group of players agree to collaborate they gain an advantage over the remaining players. We consider the advantage obtained in a quantum Minority game by a coalition sharing an initially entangled state versus that obtained by a coalition that uses classical communication to arrive at an optimal group strategy. In a model of the quantum Minority game where the final measurement basis is randomized, quantum coalitions outperform classical ones when carried out by up to four players, but an unrestricted amount of classical communication is better for larger coalition sizes.

  13. Coalitions in the quantum Minority game: classical cheats and quantum bullies

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    Adrian P. Flitney; Andrew D. Greentree

    2006-08-11

    In a one-off Minority game, when a group of players agree to collaborate they gain an advantage over the remaining players. We consider the advantage obtained in a quantum Minority game by a coalition sharing an initially entangled state versus that obtained by a coalition that uses classical communication to arrive at an optimal group strategy. In a model of the quantum Minority game where the final measurement basis is randomized, quantum coalitions outperform classical ones when carried out by up to four players, but an unrestricted amount of classical communication is better for larger coalition sizes.

  14. Workshop on Teamwork and Coalition Formation (held during the 1st Int. Conf. On Autonomous Agents and Mul-

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    Kansas, University of

    Workshop on Teamwork and Coalition Formation (held during the 1st Int. Conf. On Autonomous Agents. IJCAAMAS Workshop on Teamwork and Coalition Formation '02, July 15-16, 2002, Bologna, Italy. Copyright 2002

  15. 60 FR 24634 - Cooperative Agreement for the Hepatitis B Coalition Notice of Availability of Funds for Fiscal...

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    1995-05-09

    ...CDC-538] Cooperative Agreement for the Hepatitis B Coalition Notice of Availability of Funds...funds in fiscal year (FY) 1995 to assist the Hepatitis B Coalition in promoting hepatitis B prevention activities. Approximately...

  16. Washington Secretary of State-Washington History

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    It would seem that every state has a special site dedicated to exploring local and regional history, and Washington is no exception. Working with materials provided by the state library and the state archives, the Secretary of State's office has created these thematic collections of documents, photographs, and archival records for the curious public and researchers. The collections include a number of searchable record databases, including the Washington Census and Naturalization Records, a remembrance of World War I Soldiers, and a territorial timeline that features photographs and documents related to the area's history during this long period. The real standout feature of the site is the Classics in Washington History area, where visitors can peruse the original versions of such narratives as "Ox-team days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker and "Pioneer days on Puget Sound" by Seattle founding father, Arthur Denny.

  17. George Washington's Secret Code

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    National Park Service

    2011-08-20

    In this online interactive, learners decipher codes used by George Washington to safeguard messages during the American Revolution. Learners use a key to decode an excerpt from "Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," which Washington copied as a writing exercise when he was a teenager and historians believed influenced the development of his character.

  18. Washington's waters from

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Page 1 Protecting Washington's waters from stormwater pollution Ecology publication #07-10-058 R printed on recycled paper Did you know Washington has a stormwater runoff problem? Stormwater runoff into our lakes, rivers and marine waters. Our waters and salmon as well as other fish and wildlife species

  19. UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON PRESS

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    Manchak, John

    UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON PRESS Fall 2014 #12;CONTENTS NEW BOOKS1 CONTACT INFO49 SALES of Washington Press e-books from UPCC/Project Muse, ebrary, and EBSCO/ NetLibrary. Individuals may purchase our of the "Songs of Lake Anavatapta"30 Umatilla Dictionary11 Vacationland7 Welcome to Resisterville44 Wilderburbs6

  20. Computing Shapley Value in Supermodular Coalitional Games David Liben-Nowell

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    Woods, Kevin

    Computing Shapley Value in Supermodular Coalitional Games David Liben-Nowell Alexa Sharp Tom Wexler" games), define and survey computational results on other standard solution concepts, and contrast to coalitional, or cooperative, games. Both models provide rich computational and theoretical challenges

  1. Informational warfare: Coalitional gossiping as a strategy for within-group aggression

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    , like those among human males and among female nonhuman primates, in part serve competitive aggressive benefits of coalitions in male aggression and warfare. Theories of human female coalitions, however, have nonhuman female primates do serve competitive functions. We argue that relationships among human females

  2. A Kernel-Oriented Model for Coalition-Formation in General Environments: Implementation and Results

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    Onn Shehory; Sarit Kraus

    1996-01-01

    In this paper we present a model for coalition forma- tion and payoff distribution in general environments. We focus on a reduced complexity kernel-oriented coalition formation model, and provide a detailed algo- rithm for the activity of the single rational agent. The model is partitioned into a social level and a strategic level, to distinguish between regulations that must be

  3. New Value for Partial Cooperative Game with Generalized Simple Coalition Structure

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    Hong-wei Gao; Ye-ming Dai; Han Qiao; Xiao-xiao Li

    2008-01-01

    The game with partial cooperation with perfect information in extensive form is researched in this paper. Characteristic functions are defined for each coalition based on unified principle, which are not necessarily supper additive. A new principle of optimal behavior in such game is established, based on the nucleolus as optimality principle for the allocation of coalitional payoff. Algorithm of PGN-value

  4. Adaptation to Climate Change: How does Heterogeneity in Adaptation Costs Affect Climate Coalitions?

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    Spino, Claude

    Adaptation to Climate Change: How does Heterogeneity in Adaptation Costs Affect Climate Coalitions? Itziar Lazkano Walid Marrouch Bruno Nkuiya§ Abstract We examine how adaptation to climate change affects of two aspects of adaptation on the incentives to join a coalition. First, we analyze cross

  5. Sustainability: Building Program and Coalition Support. A Prevention 101 Series Publication

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    Glider, Peggy

    2010-01-01

    Given the prevalence of alcohol and other drug abuse and violence on campuses and in communities, programs and coalitions developed to prevent or intervene in these problems are faced with a challenging and long-term task. While the development of coalitions or campus-based prevention programs is a healthy start, these efforts must be sustained…

  6. Changes in Capacity among Local Coordinated Community Response Coalitions (CCRs) Supported by the DELTA Program

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    Cox, Pamela J.; Finkelstein, Daniel M.; Perez, Victoria E.; Rosenbach, Margo L.

    2010-01-01

    Coalitions are often the means through which communities plan and coordinate services for individuals and address larger environmental issues associated with social problems. Since 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has supported local coordinated community response coalitions (CCRs) in 14 states to prevent intimate partner…

  7. Using Social Network Analysis to Predict Early Collaboration within Health Advocacy Coalitions

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    Honeycutt, Todd C.; Strong, Debra A.

    2012-01-01

    Within coalitions of consumer advocates formed to advance health insurance coverage expansions, engaging in united advocacy activities soon after formation might be an important precursor to attaining coalition effectiveness in shaping policy. In this article, the authors apply social network analysis (SNA) to examine how organizational…

  8. Building Coalitions for Faculty Revitalization: The Case of Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus.

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    Braid, Bernice

    1993-01-01

    Fiscal threats mobilized a coalition of administrators and senior faculty at Long Island University's Brooklyn (New York) campus to address student retention. Drawing on collaborative curricular models from the honors program, the coalition created mutually reinforcing faculty development initiatives, to the benefit of both faculty retention and…

  9. Evaluating community coalition characteristics and functioning: a summary of measurement tools

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    M. L. Granner; P. A. Sharpe

    2004-01-01

    Community coalitions and partnerships are frequently used to promote community health; however, little research to evaluate measure- ment tools for assessing their effectiveness has been reported. This summary identified mea- surement tools for coalition or partnership characteristics and functioning. The largest numbers of measures were identified for assessing individual and group characteristics, with impact and outcome measures being the least

  10. Information Sharing and Security in Dynamic Coalitions Charles E. Phillips, Jr.

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    Lee, Ruby B.

    Information Sharing and Security in Dynamic Coalitions Charles E. Phillips, Jr. Computer Science in one crisis and adversaries in another, raising difficult security issues with respect to information on the information sharing and security risks when coalitions are formed in response to a crisis. This paper defines

  11. The Changing Face of the Environmental CoalitionA Research Note

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susan E. Howell; Shirley B. Laska

    1992-01-01

    This research examines changes in the environmental coalition over the 1980s. During these years, concern over environmental problems has increased. How has the coalition favoring greater environmental protection changed? We use logistic regression to examine changing determinants of support for increased environmental spending. In brief, ideology, party identification, and age become less important as determinants, and education and urban residence

  12. Heuristics for Dealing with a Shrinking Pie in Agent Coalition Kevin Westwood

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    Allan, Vicki H.

    1 Heuristics for Dealing with a Shrinking Pie in Agent Coalition Formation Kevin Westwood Utah procedure. We develop a strategy for decision making in the so called shrinking pie environment. Coalitions be a personal benefit realized by the agent. Negative sum problems are sometimes termed the "shrinking pie" [12

  13. Discourse coalitions and consumer understanding of organic and pesticide free vegetables in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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    Brett Wyatt

    2009-01-01

    This paper will demonstrate how discourse coalitions promote and institutionalize regulations, communicating the meanings of certified, alternative agricultural production processes through the labeling of vegetable produce. This analysis introduces the concepts of discourse coalitions as a way to evaluate the power and linkages constituting an alternative agricultural commodity network. The actors constituting these networks will be shown to work as

  14. Income Inequality and the Progressivity of Taxes in a Coalition Formation Model

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Income Inequality and the Progressivity of Taxes in a Coalition Formation Model Zs´ofia L. B´ar´any This version: June 20, 2011 Abstract: In this paper, I relate the degree of progressivity of the income tax unequal societies implement more progressive income tax systems. I build a model of political coalition

  15. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Game Theory, to appear, 2009 Coalitional Game Theory for Communication

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Game Theory, to appear, 2009 Coalitional Game introduces the concepts of cooperative game theory, namely coalitional games, and their potential, this article constitutes a unified treatment of coalitional game theory tailored to the demands

  16. A model for perceived coalition effectiveness: the relationship of coalition variables to predict cancer councils' organizational capacity to achieve effective community outcomes 

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    Torrence, William Alvin

    2006-04-12

    Public Health has long led the fight against unjust health disparities within the United States. More and more health educators have had to rely on the social capital of underserved communities via Community Coalitions. ...

  17. Digitalis toxicity

    MedlinePLUS

    ... a medication prescribed to certain heart patients. Digitalis toxicity is a complication of digitalis therapy, or it ... Digitalis toxicity can be caused by high levels of digitalis in the body. It may also be caused by ...

  18. Asbestos Toxicity

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    ... be displayed correctly. Information for the Community: Asbestos Toxicity File Formats Help: How do I view different ... updated: April 19, 2007 Content source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ATSDR Home Privacy Policy ...

  19. Toxic megacolon

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    Toxic megacolon occurs as a complication of inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease , and infections of the colon. The term "toxic" means that this complication occurs with infection or ...

  20. Reptiles of Washington

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    Moon, Brad.

    This resource on the Reptiles of Washington State has recently been placed online. Created by Brad Moon at the University of Washington at Seattle's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (Herpetology Section), the Website features northwestern reptiles. The Website is organized by Order, Family, and Species, with details provided for some species, including a color photograph, written description, and information on Distribution, Habitat, Cool Biology Facts, and Conservation status. Other information accessible via links includes distribution maps, identification keys, phylogenetic information, and online bibliographies. For students and researchers seeking basic information and natural history facts on Washington's reptiles, this resource is a nice reference.

  1. ACM Washington Update

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    ACM Washington Update is a biweekly electronic publication of the US Public Policy Office of the Association for Computing Machinery (USACM). The Association for Computing Machinery is an international professional society whose 75,000 members (60,000 in the US) represent a critical mass of computer scientists in education, industry, and government. The USACM provides a means for promoting dialogue on technology policy issues with US policy makers and the general public. The Washington Update reports on activities in Washington that may be of interest to those in the computing and information policy communities and will highlight USACM's involvement in many of these issues.

  2. Energy Matters in Washington State

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Energy Matters in Washington State Energy Matters in Washington State www.energy.wsu.edu/library/ November 2009 #12;905 Plum Street SE, Building 3 P.O. Box 43169 Olympia, Washington 98504-3169 Energy University Extension Energy Program. 905 Plum Street SE, Building 3, P.O. Box 43169, Olympia, Washington

  3. My own, private Washington

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    Galletly, Adam Benjamin

    2011-01-01

    Recent affairs in Washington D.C. are beginning to lay the foundation for a new exploration of architecture. The division line between national and corporate identities, their spatial relationship to the public realm are ...

  4. Emergency contraception for sexual assault victims: an advocacy coalition framework.

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    Schorn, Mavis N

    2005-11-01

    A bill was introduced into the Tennessee legislature in the 2005 session that would require emergency departments to offer and dispense emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors who are at risk of pregnancy. Several advocacy groups collaborated to form the Women's Health Safety Network for the purpose of communicating as one voice. The advocacy coalition framework of policy development is applied to the political system and is used as a model to discuss issues impacting policy development for this particular bill. Key actors, proponents, and opponents to this bill are presented along with constraints to policy acceptance. The challenge for emergency contraception advocates on a state and national level is to keep the focus on public health science, the health and well-being of women, and out of the abortion debate. PMID:16443990

  5. Global change information support - A north/south coalition

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    Blados, Walter R.; Cotter, Gladys A.

    1993-01-01

    On a daily basis we become more aware that our planet, earth, exists in a delicate balance; we, its inhabitants, must be informed caretakers. Global change communities have emerged around the globe to address this multidisciplinary subject. Information systems that integrate text, bibliographic, numeric and visual data are needed to support these global change communities. No one information center can hope to collect all the relevant data. Rather, we must form a coalition, North and South, to collect and provide access to disparate, multidisciplinary sources of information, and to develop standardized tools for documenting and manipulating this data and information. International resources need to be mobilized in a coordinated manner to move us towards this goal. This paper looks at emerging information technologies that can be utilized to build such a system, and outlines some cooperative North/South strategies.

  6. Coalitions for Impacting the Health of a Community: The Summit County, Ohio, Experience

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    Janosky, Janine E.; Armoutliev, Erin M.; Benipal, Anureet; Kingsbury, Diana; Snyder, Karen L.; Riley, Penny

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Community coalitions have the potential to catalyze important changes in the health and well-being of populations. The authors demonstrate how communities can benefit from a multisector coalition to conduct a community-wide surveillance, coordinate activities, and monitor health and wellness interventions. Data from Summit County, Ohio are presented that illustrate how this approach can be framed and used to impact community health positively across communities nationwide. By jointly sharing the responsibility and accountability for population health through coalitions, communities can use the Health Impact Pyramid framework to assess local assets and challenges and to identify and implement programmatic and structural needs. Such a coalition is well poised to limit duplication and to increase the efficiency of existing efforts and, ultimately, to positively impact the health of a population. (Population Health Management 2013;16:246—254) PMID:23537155

  7. Pseudarthrosis after disruption of an incomplete luno-triquetral coalition: a case report

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    Lotter, Oliver; Amr, Amro; Stahl, Stephane; Clasen, Stephan; Schraml, Christina; Pfau, Matthias; Schaller, Hans-Eberhard

    2010-01-01

    Whilst bony luno-triquetral coalitions are known to be asymptomatic, fibro-cartilage unions can cause ulnar-sided wrist pain. The purpose is to present the rare case of painful pseudarthrosis after traumatic disruption of an incomplete luno-triquetral coalition. Recommendations for proper diagnosis and treatment options will be discussed. The case of a 35-year-old male patient is reported, where disruption of a fibro-cartilaginous luno-triquetral coalition resulted in a painful pseudarthrosis. Luno-triquetral fusion with a corticocancellous wedge from the iliac crest and a Herbert screw was undertaken. Using this method pain was relieved but resulted in minor loss of range of motion. We recommend luno-triquetral fusion in the rare case of fracture or pseudarthrosis of a luno-triquetral coalition. The use of a corticocancellous wedge should be considered depending on gap formation after resection of the pseudarthrosis. PMID:21289857

  8. Coalition Search and Rescue - Task Support: Intelligent Task Achieving Agents on the Semantic Web 

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    Tate, Austin; Dalton, J; Bradshaw, J M; Uszok, A

    The Coalition Search and Rescue Task Support (CoSAR-TS) has been a DARPA DAML Program project to provide advanced capabilities linking models of organizational structures, policies, and doctrines with intelligent task ...

  9. The Brazos Valley Energy Conservation Coalition, Part of the Rebuild America Program in Texas: Program Update

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    Yazdani, B.; Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.; Myers, M.

    2000-01-01

    THE BRAZOS VALLEY ENERGY CONSERVATION COALITION, PART OF THE REBUILD AMERICA PROGRAM IN TEXAS: PROGRAM UPDATE Bahrnan Yazdani, Jeff Haberl, Charles Culp, Dan Turner, David Claridge Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University College Station...

  10. Coalition theory in praxis: A comparative politics simulation of the cabinet formation process

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    Kaarbo, Juliet B.; Lantis, J. S.

    1997-09-01

    Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. Coalition theory in praxis: A comparative politics simulation of the cabinet... Juliet Kaarbo; Jeffrey S Lantis PS, Political Science & Politics...

  11. Improvements in Health Care Use Associated With Community Coalitions: Long-Term Results of the Allies Against Asthma Initiative

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    L. Lachance, Laurie; Benedict, M. Beth; Doctor, Linda Jo; Gilmore, Lisa; Kelly, Cynthia S.; Krieger, James; Lara, Marielena; Meurer, John; Milanovich, Amy Friedman; Nicholas, Elisa; Song, Peter X.?K.; Rosenthal, Michael; Stoll, Shelley C.; Awad, Daniel F.; Wilkin, Margaret

    2013-01-01

    Objectives. We assessed changes in asthma-related health care use by low-income children in communities across the country where 6 Allies Against Asthma coalitions (Hampton Roads, VA; Washington, DC; Milwaukee, WI; King County/Seattle, WA; Long Beach, CA; and Philadelphia, PA) mobilized stakeholders to bring about policy changes conducive to asthma control. Methods. Allies intervention zip codes were matched with comparison communities by median household income, asthma prevalence, total population size, and race/ethnicity. Five years of data provided by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) use, and physician urgent care visits for children were analyzed. Intervention and comparison sites were compared with a stratified recurrent event analysis using a Cox proportional hazard model. Results. In most of the assessment years, children in Allies communities were significantly less likely (P?

  12. Early Washington Maps

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Humans have been wandering around Washington for thousands of years, and over the millennia, some of these people created maps based on their journeys. This excellent digital collection from the Washington State University (WSU) Libraries brings together almost 1,000 maps that document the area's history. As the introduction to the collection notes "By studying these past maps we find - hidden within colorful cartouches, precise boundaries and skillful gradations by and artists' hand - the assumptions placed on the land as observed by their authors." The WSU library worked with its educational partner across the Cascades at the University of Washington Libraries Map Collection, and the results are quite fine. First-time visitors can use one of the predefined searches, which include Bird's-eye views, Missions, and Railroads. The maps of Puget Sound and environs are quite nice here, and visitors shouldn't miss the 1891 bird's eye view of the area, crafted by Charles H. Baker.

  13. The Texas Electronic Coalition for Physics - Creation of a Distributed Department

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    Espinosa, James; Leckenby, Henry

    2003-03-01

    The Texas Electronic Coalition for Physics is a group of physics programs spread across Texas that has been teaching upper division physics courses via interactive television and the Internet since 1993. In 2001, the Department of Education's FIPSE program funded taking this coalition to the next level - the creation of a distributed physics department. Some of the problems associated with this process, along with the solutions that we developed, are presented.

  14. Smoke-free Coalition Cohesiveness in Rural Tobacco-growing Communities

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    Butler, Karen M.; Begley, Kathy; Riker, Carol; Gokun, Yevgeniya; Anderson, Debra; Adkins, Sarah; Record, Rachael; Hahn, Ellen J.

    2014-01-01

    Promoting tobacco control policies in rural tobacco-growing communities presents unique challenges. The purpose of this study was to assess smoke-free coalition cohesiveness in rural communities and identify coalition members’ perceived barriers or divisive issues that impede the development of smoke-free policies. A secondary aim was to evaluate differences in coalition cohesiveness between advocates in communities receiving stage-based, tailored policy advocacy assistance vs. those without assistance. Tobacco control advocates from 40 rural Kentucky communities were interviewed by telephone during the final wave of a 5-year longitudinal study of community readiness for smoke-free policy. On average, five health advocates per county participated in the 45-minute interview. Participants rated coalition cohesiveness as not at all cohesive, somewhat cohesive, or very cohesive, and answered one open-ended question about potentially divisive issues within their coalitions. The mean age of the 186 participants was 48.1 years (SD=13.3). The sample was predominantly female (83.6%) and Caucasian (99.5%). Divisive concerns ranged from rights issues, member characteristics, type of law, and whether or not to allow certain exemptions. Three of the divisive concerns were significantly associated with their rankings of coalition cohesiveness: raising tobacco in the community, the belief that smoke-free would adversely affect the economy, and government control. Educating coalition members on the economics of smoke-free laws and the actual economic impact on tobacco-growing may promote smoke-free coalition cohesiveness. More resources are needed to support policy advocacy in rural tobacco-growing communities as well as efforts to reduce the divisive concerns reported in this study. PMID:24338076

  15. Evaluation of a successful fetal alcohol spectrum disorder coalition in Ontario, Canada.

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    Clarke-McMullen, Donna M

    2010-01-01

    Leading a successful coalition that benefits both the members and the community is a difficult task. Coalitions are complex and require a great deal of skill to initiate, lead, and evaluate. This article examines a successful coalition, developed to build community capacity to address fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD is a complex, multidimensional health issue common in many communities. Coalitions can be effective in tackling these types of issues and fit with community capacity-building approaches to health promotion. The Internal Coalition Outcome Hierarchy (ICOH) model (Cramer, Atwood, & Stoner, 2006a, 2006b) is used to retrospectively examine the internal constructs of the FASD Action Network and provide useful lessons learned for other coalition leaders and public health nurses. This hierarchical model demonstrates that sound internal processes lead to more successful outcomes and ultimately an increased impact on community issues. The usefulness of ICOH as a tool in evaluating the FASD Action Network and its application to other health-promotion situations with community capacity goals is described in this article. PMID:20525096

  16. The Culture of Health Survey: a qualitative assessment of a diabetes prevention coalition.

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    Rosales, Cecilia B; Coe, M Kathryn; Stroupe, Nancy R; Hackman, Anna; de Zapien, Jill Guernsey

    2010-02-01

    In the past two decades, the fields of public health and social services have increasingly turned toward collaborative and community-based approaches to address complex health and social issues. One aspect of these approaches has been the development and implementation of community coalitions. Coalitions have been used to successfully address a wide range of issues, including cancer prevention, tobacco use, HIV/AIDS, youth violence, heart disease, diabetes, and sexual exploitation of youth runaways. In south Tucson, Arizona the SEAH coalition was developed to address diabetes and substance abuse prevention. Using a qualitative interview guide, the Culture of Health Survey, this study was aimed at identifying community perceptions of the coalition and its effectiveness in the areas of community leadership, partnerships, trust, and movement towards positive change. We also sought to document the dissemination, throughout a community, of information on the activities and functioning of a community based coalition and whether or not it was seen as one that held fast to the community values and not to individual agendas. Results highlight the importance of outreach, education, trust, and partnerships in promoting diabetes prevention through a community coalition. PMID:19856085

  17. GIARDIASIS IN WASHINGTON STATE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The objective was to determine the potential for transmission of giardiasis through approved drinking water supplies in Washington State. The project consisted of five studies: the first was conducted during trapping seasons (1976-1979) and resulted in examining of 656 beaver sto...

  18. Jefferson Way Washington Way

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Highway 20 / 34 Orchard Ave. Harrison Ave. Monroe Ave. 15thStreet Oak Creek 13thStreet Washington Ave Coliseum Reser Stadium Indoor Practice Facility Magruder Pole Vet Barn LARC Vet Lab Dryden Oak Creek Bldg Gilmore Hovland Ag Life ScienceNash Sackett Strand Ag Heckart Cauthorn Covell DearbornGA Shepard Roger

  19. Washington's Can Do Kids.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Washington State Office of Community Development, Olympia.

    Conceived as a state-supported community-sponsored program for families, strengthened by business and service organization support, and designed to work with local educational, child care, and social service agencies, Washington State's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP, pronounced e-cap) provides a "whole child" preventative…

  20. Conochilus in Lake Washington

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    W. T. Edmondson; Arni H. Litt

    1987-01-01

    The rotifer Conochilus unicornis appeared in Lake Washington sporadically and usually in small numbers during a total of 28 years of observation since 1933. Conochilus hippocrepis was present even less frequently until the 3 year period 1977–1979, when it became extraordinarily abundant. The abundances of food organisms and known predators have been examined.

  1. Washington: Hanford Nuclear Reservation

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-05-15

    ... is seen wending its way around the area, and the Snake River branches off to the right. According to Idaho's National Interagency Fire ... NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Terra spacecraft is managed ...

  2. Toxic Newts

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2003-09-26

    The father and son team of Brodie and Brodie track down the predator able to stomach a mysteriously hyper-toxic newt, an example of an evolutionary arms race in action. From Evolution: Evolutionary Arms Race.

  3. Washington Wildlife Mitigation Projects : Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration; Washington (State). Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.

    1996-08-01

    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposes to fund the portion of the Washington Wildlife Mitigation Agreement (Agreement) pertaining to wildlife habitat mitigation projects to be undertaken in a cooperative effort with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). This Agreement serves to establish a monetary budget funded by BPA for projects proposed by Washington Wildlife Coalition members and approved by BPA to protect, mitigate, and improve wildlife and/or wildlife habitat within the State of Washington that has been affected by the construction of Federal dams along the Columbia River. This Environmental Assessment examines the potential environmental effects of acquiring and/or improving wildlife habitat within five different project areas. These project areas are located throughout Grant County and in parts of Okanogan, Douglas, Adams, Franklin, Kittias, Yakima, and Benton Counties. The multiple projects would involve varying combinations of five proposed site-specific activities (habitat improvement, operation and maintenance, monitoring and evaluation, access and recreation management, and cultural resource management). All required Federal, State, and tribal coordination, permits and/or approvals would be obtained prior to ground-disturbing activities.

  4. Hormonal mechanisms for regulation of aggression in human coalitions.

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    Flinn, Mark V; Ponzi, Davide; Muehlenbein, Michael P

    2012-03-01

    Coalitions and alliances are core aspects of human behavior. All societies recognize alliances among communities, usually based in part on kinship and marriage. Aggression between groups is ubiquitous, often deadly, fueled by revenge, and can have devastating effects on general human welfare. Given its significance, it is surprising how little we know about the neurobiological and hormonal mechanisms that underpin human coalitionary behavior. Here we first briefly review a model of human coalitionary behavior based on a process of runaway social selection. We then present several exploratory analyses of neuroendocrine responses to coalitionary social events in a rural Dominican community, with the objective of understanding differences between in-group and out-group competition in adult and adolescent males. Our analyses indicate: (1) adult and adolescent males do not elevate testosterone when they defeat their friends, but they do elevate testosterone when they defeat outsiders; (2) pre-competition testosterone and cortisol levels are negatively associated with strength of coalitionary ties; and (3) adult males usually elevate testosterone when interacting with adult women who are potential mates, but in a striking reversal, they have lower testosterone if the woman is a conjugal partner of a close friend. These naturalistic studies hint that reciprocity, dampening of aggression, and competition among friends and allies may be biologically embedded in unique ways among humans. PMID:22415579

  5. Libby South Fire, Washington

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    On July 9, 2001, a fire burned about 15 miles south of Twisp, Washington, that officials believe was caused by human error. NASA's Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Terra satellite observed the fire, indicated with a red dot in this image, on July 10, after the fire had already consumed about 1,240 acres. On July 10, another fire-called the Thirty Mile Fire-trapped 21 firefighters and 2 civilians in a narrow canyon in the Chewuch River Valley, north of Winthrop, WA. (That fire did not erupt until later in the day after this image was acquired and is therefore not visible.) Tragically, four firefighters were killed and six people were injured, including the two civilians. Rolling debris, rugged and steep terrain, and limited access are impeding efforts to contain the now 8,200-acre fire, which according to current fire incident reports, is completely uncontained. Nearly all the areas in the full-size image, including Washington (center), Idaho (right), Oregon (bottom) are in a state of severe drought, which means the region could be in for another devastating fire season. Another fire is visible in Idaho in the full-size image just east of where Idaho borders with Washington and Oregon. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

  6. Coalitional Games in Partition Form for Joint Spectrum Sensing and Access in Cognitive Radio Networks

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    Saad, Walid; Zheng, Rong; Hjřrungnes, Are; Ba?ar, Tamer; Poor, H Vincent

    2012-01-01

    Unlicensed secondary users (SUs) in cognitive radio networks are subject to an inherent tradeoff between spectrum sensing and spectrum access. Although each SU has an incentive to sense the primary user (PU) channels for locating spectrum holes, this exploration of the spectrum can come at the expense of a shorter transmission time, and, hence, a possibly smaller capacity for data transmission. This paper investigates the impact of this tradeoff on the cooperative strategies of a network of SUs that seek to cooperate in order to improve their view of the spectrum (sensing), reduce the possibility of interference among each other, and improve their transmission capacity (access). The problem is modeled as a coalitional game in partition form and an algorithm for coalition formation is proposed. Using the proposed algorithm, the SUs can make individual distributed decisions to join or leave a coalition while maximizing their utilities which capture the average time spent for sensing as well as the capacity achi...

  7. Coalition readiness management system preliminary interoperability experiment (CReaMS PIE)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Clark, Peter; Ryan, Peter; Zalcman, Lucien; Robbie, Andrew

    2003-09-01

    The United States Navy (USN) has initiated the Coalition Readiness Management System (CReaMS) Initiative to enhance coalition warfighting readiness through advancing development of a team interoperability training and combined mission rehearsal capability. It integrates evolving cognitive team learning principles and processes with advanced technology innovations to produce an effective and efficient team learning environment. The JOint Air Navy Networking Environment (JOANNE) forms the Australian component of CReaMS. The ultimate goal is to link Australian Defence simulation systems with the USN Battle Force Tactical Training (BFTT) system to demonstrate and achieve coalition level warfare training in a synthetic battlespace. This paper discusses the initial Preliminary Interoperability Experiment (PIE) involving USN and Australian Defence establishments.

  8. A Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Allison, L.; Hehn, J.; Kass, J.; O'Grady, R.; Scotchmoor, J.; Stucky, R.

    2006-12-01

    For many of the problems facing contemporary societies, such as potential impacts of climate change, coastal degradation, reductions of fisheries stocks, volcanic and earthquake hazards in densely populated areas, quality and availability of water, and exploitation of hydrocarbon resources and development of alternative energy sources, formulation of wise public policy depends on evaluation of the state of geoscientific research in the relevant areas. In a democratic society, public discourse about and input to policy decisions on key issues affecting the public welfare requires a public that understands the scientific research process, values the contribution of science to society, and has a working knowledge of what science can and cannot yet say about specific issues. Arguably, that ideal falls short in contemporary American society. Disturbing trends in science education, low public scientific literacy, and increasing alarms about U.S. competitiveness have all been prominent national news topics in recent years. (1) A recent National Science Board report indicated that two-thirds of Americans do not understand what science is, how it is conducted, and what one can expect from it. (2) A recent Gallup poll reports widespread and increasingly prevalent belief in pseudoscience. (3) There is a growing public complacency about and disengagement from science at the very moment when the impact of science on public life is greater than ever. (4) The Business Roundtable of major U.S. companies notes that the scientific and technical building blocks of our economic leadership are eroding at a time when many other nations are gathering strength. In response, a Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science COPUS has been initiated. Essential to COPUS is the premise that public understanding of science and the scientific process and an awareness of the impacts of scientific advancements on our quality of life are necessary to increase student interest in science as a career and for the Nation to continue support of the scientific enterprise. The public sector is a diverse entity that cannot be characterized by a single set of descriptors. To re-engage the public in science will take a concerted, collaborative, and multi-faceted set of programs and strategies taking place at local, regional, and national levels. COPUS will (1) develop a network among all interested stakeholders, including the scientific, education, policy, media and business communities and the general public; (2) create forums for sharing ideas, best practices, and resources; (3) provide documents and materials aimed at multiple audiences that effectively frame the message about the nature of the science process and its value to society; and (4) sponsor, encourage, and broker events that showcase science and convey the coalition's common messages. The overarching goal of this initiative is to empower Americans with a set of understandings that will allow them to appreciate the pragmatic outcomes of science, distinguish science from non-science, and participate in social discourse that depends upon insight into the nature of science.

  9. Boron toxicity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ross O. Nable; Gary S. Bańuelos; Jeffrey G. Paull

    1997-01-01

    Whilst of lesser prevalence than B deficient soils, B-rich soils are important, causing B toxicity in the field and decreased crop yields in different regions of the world. The highest naturally occurring concentrations of soil B are in soils derived from marine evaporites and marine argillaceous sediment. In addition, various anthropogenic sources of excess B may increase soil B to

  10. Toxic remediation

    DOEpatents

    Matthews, Stephen M. (Alamed County, CA); Schonberg, Russell G. (Santa Clara County, CA); Fadness, David R. (Santa Clara County, CA)

    1994-01-01

    What is disclosed is a novel toxic waste remediation system designed to provide on-site destruction of a wide variety of hazardous organic volatile hydrocarbons, including but not limited to halogenated and aromatic hydrocarbons in the vapor phase. This invention utilizes a detoxification plenum and radiation treatment which transforms hazardous organic compounds into non-hazardous substances.

  11. Case Study Number Three: Lake Washington School District, Washington.

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    Sullivan, Daniel

    The purpose of the administrator evaluation program for the Lake Washington School District Number 414, Kirkland, Washington, is to improve motivation, increase understanding of administrator responsibilities, foster communication, establish documented performance as a decision base for personnel actions, and ensure the compatibility of…

  12. 33 CFR 117.1049 - Lake Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Lake Washington. 117.1049 Section 117.1049 Navigation...OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Washington § 117.1049 Lake Washington. The draw of the Evergreen Point...

  13. 33 CFR 117.1049 - Lake Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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  14. 33 CFR 117.1049 - Lake Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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  15. 33 CFR 117.1049 - Lake Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  16. 33 CFR 117.1049 - Lake Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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  17. PASAYTEN WILDERNESS, WASHINGTON.

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Staatz, Mortimer H.; Van Noy, Ronald M.

    1984-01-01

    The resource potential of the Pasayten Wilderness in Washington was evaluated by examining all known mining claims and by making a detailed geochemical survey. Four areas have either a probable or substantiated mineral-resource potential for small- to moderate-size deposits. These favorable areas and the types of deposit they contain include the following: (1) Monument Peak region for copper-molybdenum porphyries; (2) the northern edge of the Slate Creek mining district for gold-bearing veins; (3) the Tungsten Creek area for tungsten veins; and (4) the New Hope property for copper and silver veins.

  18. Shellfish Toxicity

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Arnold, Thomas

    This eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base webpage features information about shellfish toxicity for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Highlighting the four distinct shellfish poisoning syndromes - Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), Neurologic shellfish poisoning (NSP), Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP), and Amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) this webpage discusses background, pathophysiology, frequency, mortality/morbidity, age, and clinical descriptions. It also takes a deeper look at differentials, laboratory workup, treatment, medication, follow-up, medical/legal pitfalls, special concerns, and a bibliography.

  19. September 18, 2012 Seattle, Washington

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    :00 am Breakfast buffet/registration 60 8:00 am Welcome ­ Jeff Uhlmeyer, Washington DOT 15 8:15 am Final Specifications ­ Tyson Rupnow, Louisiana DOT & Dan DeGraaf, Michigan Concrete Association and John Staton University 30 11:00 am LTPP SPS-2 Pavement Preservation Pooled Fund Opportunity ­ Jeff Uhlmeyer, Washington

  20. Biofuels in Oregon and Washington

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    PNNL-17351 Biofuels in Oregon and Washington A Business Case Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory #12;#12;Biofuels in Oregon and Washington, particularly in light of the recent growth experienced by the biofuels industry in the Midwest. Policymakers

  1. Implementation of Core Coalition on FPGAs Kaushik Triyambaka Mysur, Mihai Pricopi, Thomas Marconi, Tulika Mitra

    E-print Network

    Mitra, Tulika

    C following the same trend in general-purpose computing (e.g., dual-core and quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 and complex cores have recently been proposed as a promising alternative. Indeed, ARM has recently announcedImplementation of Core Coalition on FPGAs Kaushik Triyambaka Mysur, Mihai Pricopi, Thomas Marconi

  2. Some Observations--Early Years of Committee/Coalition of Adult Education Organizations (CAEO). MSS 43.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Charters, Alexander N.

    The first meeting of the Coalition of Adult Education Organizations (CAEO) was held in Syracuse in 1964 as a Conference of Adult Education Organizations. Its purpose was to obtain input to help determine the development of the Library of Continuing Education (LCE). Presidents, other officers or leaders of 17 organizations in Canada and the United…

  3. Coalitional Games for Distributed Collaborative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Coalitional Games for Distributed Collaborative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks Walid for large periods of time [1]. In order to efficiently exploit these spectrum holes, cognitive radio (CR, University of Houston, Houston, USA, Email:hanzhu22@gmail.com 3 Alcatel-Lucent Chair in Flexible Radio, SUP

  4. False Dawns, Bleak Sunset: The Coalition Government's Policies on Career Guidance

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    Watts, A. G.

    2013-01-01

    The Coalition Government's policies on career guidance are analysed. Its rhetorical concern for career guidance provision is based largely on its support for social mobility, and its recognition of the role of career guidance in moving towards a demand-led skills system. Initial policy statements affirmed its intention to establish an all-age…

  5. Case studies from community coalitions: advancing local tobacco control policy in a preemptive state.

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    Douglas, Malinda R; Manion, Candida A; Hall-Harper, Vanessa D; Terronez, Kristina M; Love, Corey A; Chan, Andie

    2015-01-01

    Policies that shield people from the harm of tobacco exposure are essential to protect the health of the population. Coalitions have often led the way in safeguarding community health by promoting social norm change though policy adoption. In some states, tobacco control laws are weak, in part because of a tobacco industry tactic of prohibiting or pre-empting communities from enacting ordinances that are more protective. In spite of strong state-level preemptions, local coalitions in Oklahoma have implemented hundreds of voluntary policies in tobacco control that have improved the protection and health of their communities while not violating preemption. Three case studies of policy change are presented that exemplify the key approach of local coalitions working with strong allies and informed decision makers to establish tobacco-free businesses, schools, and outdoor recreational areas. In each of the cases, the policy changes surpassed the protection provided by the state laws and inspired additional policy changes. The key strategies and lessons learned may help tobacco control coalitions in other states limited by preemption to garner more support and momentum for important policy changes within their communities and states. PMID:25528703

  6. Equity and the Formation of Revolutionary and Conservative Coalitions in Triads.

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    Messe, Lawrence A.; And Others

    This study tested opposing predictions made by Gamson's Minimum Resource Theory and equity theory concerning the type of coalitions that will be formed when members of a triad expect that rewards will be correlated with amounts of individual resources. Results supported equity theory in that subjects, whose work on a pretask was used as the basis…

  7. Marginalization of Sunset Firms in Regime Coalitions: A Social Network Analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark de Socio

    2010-01-01

    De Socio M. Marginalization of sunset firms in regime coalitions: a social network analysis, Regional Studies. Business leaders and organizations are central to the formation and maintenance of urban regimes. Business communities are not monolithic, however, and they vary in their composition of economic activities and industry sectors, and in the resources they command. Differentiation in business community resources has

  8. Multilevel Coalition Formation Strategy for Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses Missions

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    Egerstedt, Magnus

    support/ coverage for other team members. For example, combat vehicles responsible for destroying targets, and reconnaissance teams; I I J 1 = J1 J 1, ordered set of all combat pairs J 2 = J2 J 2, ordered set of all to form coalitions in teams of heterogeneous vehicles. In particular, a coordination strategy is designed

  9. Fantasies of Empowerment: Mapping Neoliberal Discourse in the Coalition Government's Schools Policy

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    Wright, Adam

    2012-01-01

    The swift nature of school reform enacted by the new Conservative-led coalition government has sparked debate over the future of state education in Britain. While the government rhetoric suggests a decisive break with past policies, there is evidence to suggest that these reforms constitute the next stage of a long revolution in education reform,…

  10. The Coalition for Networked Information and the Rewards of Risk Taking

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    West, Richard P.

    2009-01-01

    The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) enabled the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to develop increased visibility among leaders shaping the development of the Internet. It also provided a mechanism for ARL member institutions and others to engage in partnership strategies to develop projects that would bring digital content and…

  11. Practical Child Safety Education in England: A National Survey of the Child Safety Education Coalition

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    Mulvaney, Caroline A.; Watson, Michael C.; Walsh, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To examine the provision of practical safety education by Child Safety Education Coalition (CSEC) organizations in England. Design: A postal survey. Setting: Providers of child practical safety education who were also part of CSEC. Methods: In February 2010 all CSEC organizations were sent a self-completion postal questionnaire which…

  12. Policy and System Change and Community Coalitions: Outcomes from Allies against Asthma

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    Clark, Noreen M.; Lachance, Laurie; Doctor, Linda Jo; Gilmore, Lisa; Kelly, Cindy; Krieger, James; Lara, Marielena; Meurer, John; Friedman Milanovich, Amy; Nicholas, Elisa; Rosenthal, Michael; Stoll, Shelley C.; Wilkin, Margaret

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: We assessed policy and system changes and health outcomes produced by the Allies Against Asthma program, a 5-year collaborative effort by 7 community coalitions to address childhood asthma. We also explored associations between community engagement and outcomes. Methods: We interviewed a sample of 1,477 parents of children with asthma…

  13. Vocational Education and Training in the Spotlight: Back to the Future for the UK's Coalition Government?

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    Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the Coalition Government's plans for vocational education and training for 14- to 19-year-olds in England. It argues that new types of educational institutions will enable the emergence of new forms of segmentation in which the vocational track is likely to become split into 'technical education' and lower level 'practical…

  14. The Military Child Education Coalition[TM]: Supporting Military Families during Deployment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Surles, Stephanie

    2007-01-01

    The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC[TM]) has recently released a new support for military families facing deployment, with the addition of another kit to its "Growing, Learning, and Understanding: Making Meaning through Early Literacy"[TM] (GLU[TM]) initiative. The GLU initiative focuses on developing early literacy skills in children…

  15. The Social Construction of Young People within Education Policy: Evidence from the UK's Coalition Government

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    Brooks, Rachel

    2013-01-01

    Since assuming power in May 2010, the UK's Coalition government has devoted considerable energy to formulating its policies with respect to young people. Evidence of this can be found in "Positive for youth: a new approach to cross-government policy for young people aged 13-19", a policy text that outlines a wide range of measures to be…

  16. Voting Behavior, Coalitions and Government Strength through a Complex Network Analysis

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    Dal Maso, Carlo; Pompa, Gabriele; Puliga, Michelangelo; Riotta, Gianni; Chessa, Alessandro

    2014-01-01

    We analyze the network of relations between parliament members according to their voting behavior. In particular, we examine the emergent community structure with respect to political coalitions and government alliances. We rely on tools developed in the Complex Network literature to explore the core of these communities and use their topological features to develop new metrics for party polarization, internal coalition cohesiveness and government strength. As a case study, we focus on the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament, for which we are able to characterize the heterogeneity of the ruling coalition as well as parties specific contributions to the stability of the government over time. We find sharp contrast in the political debate which surprisingly does not imply a relevant structure based on established parties. We take a closer look to changes in the community structure after parties split up and their effect on the position of single deputies within communities. Finally, we introduce a way to track the stability of the government coalition over time that is able to discern the contribution of each member along with the impact of its possible defection. While our case study relies on the Italian parliament, whose relevance has come into the international spotlight in the present economic downturn, the methods developed here are entirely general and can therefore be applied to a multitude of other scenarios. PMID:25549351

  17. Coalition Formation in Multi-Agent Systems Based on Bottlenose Dolphin Alliances

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    Egerstedt, Magnus

    Coalition Formation in Multi-Agent Systems Based on Bottlenose Dolphin Alliances Musad A. Haque and Magnus Egerstedt Abstract-- Male bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, found off the coast of Western of mating. One such alliance, known as the first-order alliance, consists of 2-3 dolphins that share a very

  18. Faculty Workload: Hours and Activities in Christian College Coalition and Small Public Universities.

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    McPherren, Ann C.

    1994-01-01

    Comparison of faculty workload at Christian College Coalition schools and public counterparts found unionized schools more likely to be public, but faculty hour assignments and number of faculty activities granted load status did not differ significantly. Hour assignments were similar across schools. On average, load credit is awarded for seven…

  19. PREPRINT: Nonoutsourceable Scratch-Off Puzzles to Discourage Bitcoin Mining Coalitions

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    Katz, Jonathan

    PREPRINT: Nonoutsourceable Scratch-Off Puzzles to Discourage Bitcoin Mining Coalitions Andrew://cs.umd.edu/~amiller/nonoutsourceable.pdf. ABSTRACT An implicit goal of Bitcoin's reward structure is to diffuse network influence over a diverse, decentralized population of individual participants. Indeed, Bitcoin's security claims rely on no single entity

  20. Formal Modelling of Dynamic Coalitions, with an Application in Chemical Engineering

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    Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

    architecture under development for the chemical engineering industry. Tool-supported analysis of this formal this goal, illustrating this with an application in the chemical engineering industry. It is worth briefly- related coalitions. Other colleagues in the chemical engineer- ing industry (via the GOLD project1

  1. Trust-based Multi-Objective Optimization for Node-to-Task Assignment in Coalition Networks

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    Chen, Ing-Ray

    solution implemented with the Integer Linear Programming technique. Keywords--multi-objective optimizationTrust-based Multi-Objective Optimization for Node-to-Task Assignment in Coalition Networks Jin minimizing delay to task completion. We devise a ranking-based heuristic with linear runtime complexity

  2. Co-Producing Early Years Policy in England under the Coalition Government

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    Lloyd, Eva

    2014-01-01

    During the first half of the current Coalition Government, co-production--a form of participatory governance--was implemented widely in the conceptualization, design and implementation of early years policies. Seen as a revolutionary approach to public service reform, resulting in more effective and more cost-effective public services, the joint…

  3. SUCCEED (Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education) Strategic Plan Revision, 2001.

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    Ohland, Matthew W., Ed.; Anderson, Tim J., Ed.

    This document presents the Strategic Plan Revision of the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED). SUCCEED aims to institute a sustainable version of its curriculum model on each of the selected campuses. The areas of expertise in the program include faculty development, outcomes assessment,…

  4. SUCCEED (Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education) Strategic Plan Revision, 2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohland, Matthew W., Ed.; Anderson, Tim J., Ed.

    This document presents the Strategic Plan Revision of the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED). SUCCEED aims to institute a sustainable version of its curriculum model on each of the selected campuses. The areas of expertise in the program include faculty development, outcomes assessment,…

  5. Coalition Building for Systems Advocacy: A National Teleconference (August 21, 2002). Participant's Manual.

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    Rowley, Corey; Townes, Courtland, III; Jones, Darrell Lynn; Buppapong, Raweewan; Langbehn, Kristy; George, Carri; Petty, Richard; Heinsohn, Dawn

    The participant's manual contains training materials for a national teleconference on coalition building for systems advocacy in agencies concerned with independent living for people with disabilities. Preliminary materials include the conference agenda, background information about the trainers, and organizational information on Independent…

  6. Coalitions of arguments in bipolar argumentation frameworks Claudette Cayrol MarieChristine LagasquieSchiex

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    Winckler, Marco Antonio Alba

    Coalitions of arguments in bipolar argumentation frameworks Claudette Cayrol Marie­Christine Lagasquie­Schiex IRIT, UPS, 31062 Toulouse Câ?? edex 09, France {ccayrol, lagasq}@irit.fr Abstract Bipolar and conflict. In this paper, we turn a bipolar argumentation framework into a ``meta­argumentation'' framework

  7. Achieving organizational change: findings from case studies of 20 California healthy cities and communities coalitions

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    MICHELLE C. KEGLER; BARBARA L. NORTON; ROBERT ARONSON

    2008-01-01

    SUMMARY As part of an evaluation of the California Healthy Cities and Communities (CHCC) Program, we assessed the extent to which coalitions implementing the healthy cities and communities model demonstrated capacity to leverage financial resources, expand programs and influence organizational policies. The evaluation design was a mul- tiple case study of 20 participating communities with cross-case analysis. Participating communities spanned

  8. Voting behavior, coalitions and government strength through a complex network analysis.

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    Dal Maso, Carlo; Pompa, Gabriele; Puliga, Michelangelo; Riotta, Gianni; Chessa, Alessandro

    2014-01-01

    We analyze the network of relations between parliament members according to their voting behavior. In particular, we examine the emergent community structure with respect to political coalitions and government alliances. We rely on tools developed in the Complex Network literature to explore the core of these communities and use their topological features to develop new metrics for party polarization, internal coalition cohesiveness and government strength. As a case study, we focus on the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament, for which we are able to characterize the heterogeneity of the ruling coalition as well as parties specific contributions to the stability of the government over time. We find sharp contrast in the political debate which surprisingly does not imply a relevant structure based on established parties. We take a closer look to changes in the community structure after parties split up and their effect on the position of single deputies within communities. Finally, we introduce a way to track the stability of the government coalition over time that is able to discern the contribution of each member along with the impact of its possible defection. While our case study relies on the Italian parliament, whose relevance has come into the international spotlight in the present economic downturn, the methods developed here are entirely general and can therefore be applied to a multitude of other scenarios. PMID:25549351

  9. Grassroots Responsiveness to Human Rights Abuse: History of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sanders, Laura; Martinez, Ramiro; Harner, Margaret; Harner, Melanie; Horner, Pilar; Delva, Jorge

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to discuss how a community agency based in Washtenaw County, the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigration Rights (WICIR), emerged in response to increasing punitive immigration practices and human rights abuses toward the Latino community. The article discusses how WICIR is engaged in advocacy, community…

  10. Comparative toxicity of inorganic contaminants released by placer mining to early life stages of salmonids

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. J. Buhl; S. J. Hamilton

    1990-01-01

    The acute toxicities of four trace inorganics associated with placer mining were determined, individually and in environmentally relevant mixtures, to early life stages of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) from Alaska and Montana, coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) from Alaska and Washington, and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) from Montana. The descending rank order of toxicity to all species and life stages was

  11. The occurrence and response to toxic cyanobacteria in the Pacific Northwest, North America

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    J. M. Jacoby; J. Kann

    2007-01-01

    Toxic cyanobacteria are of increasing concern in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Toxic blooms have been documented in Idaho, northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia and have caused animal poisonings, lake closures, and public health concerns. Microcystins are the most commonly detected cyanotoxins in this region and have been found at water concentrations from <1 ?g\\/L to

  12. Glacier Peak, Washington

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site features links to all aspects of Glacier Peak, a volcano in the Cascade Range, including its geographic setting, and geologic and eruptive history. Glacier Peak is not prominently visible from any major metropolitan centers, and thus its attractions, as well as its hazards, tend to be overlooked. Yet, Glacier Peak has produced larger and more explosive eruptions than any other Washington volcano except Mount St. Helens. Glacier Peak was not known by settlers to be a volcano until the 1850s, when Native Americans mentioned it to naturalist George Gibbs. Not until 1898 did Glacier Peak appear on a published map under its current name. Links labeled 'Special Items of Interest' include information about volcanic highlights and features, and points of interest. Other links lead to maps, graphics, images, publications, reports, and other items of interest involving this volcano and others.

  13. Coalition possibility of riparian countries via game theory and fuzzy logic models

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    Kucukmehmetoglu, Mehmet; ?En, Zekai; Ă-Zger, Mehmet

    2010-12-01

    In many respects, water resources allocation problems have fuzzy characteristics owing to uncertainty and imprecision not only as numerical data but also as linguistic data, in addition to the political nature of resource allocation. All classical techniques require numerical data and cannot treat linguistic data, but fuzzy inference systems (FIS) can deal with both types of data. Hence, it is suitable to reflect the dynamic nature of country benefits, reflective variations in the main drainage and subdrainage basin flows, and various system parameters in search of a coalition among a few riparian countries. The size of core, which is generated from a series of linear programming (LP) optimization models and game theory concepts, shows the potential extra benefit advantage of being in grand coalition to all parties, but it does not provide a sufficient condition to assemble a robust coalition unless an agreeable allocation scheme or principle is provided. In this respect, there is a fuzzy link between being in the grand coalition and percentage share received from a core. Hence, a proper FIS is proposed, and the necessary steps are developed with the Shapley value and the core as game theory methods, which provide a methodological base in the evaluation of possible allocation schemes among the parties. The application of the methodology is presented to search for coalition possibilities among the riparian countries: Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. Basic results are generated over the application of the Inter-Temporal Euphrates and Tigris River Basin Model, which is an optimization model for the allocation of scarce water resources considering agricultural and urban uses, energy generation, and conveyance costs in the Euphrates-Tigris basin.

  14. Patterns of interventions and the effect of coalitions and sociality on male fitness

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    Kulik, Lars; Muniz, Laura; Mundry, Roger; Widdig, Anja

    2011-01-01

    In group living animals, especially among primates, there is consistent evidence that high-ranking males gain a higher reproductive output than low-ranking males. Primate studies have shown that male coalitions and sociality can impact male fitness; however, it remains unclear whether males could potentially increase their fitness by preferentially supporting and socializing with females. Here we investigate patterns of male interventions and the effect of coalitions and sociality on male fitness in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) with particular focus on male-female interactions. We combined behavioral collected on Cayo Santiago with genetic data analyzed for male reproductive output and relatedness. Our results revealed that the ten top-ranking males provided the majority of all male support observed. In contrast to other primates, male rhesus macaques mainly formed all-down coalitions suggesting that coalitions are less likely used to enhance male dominance. Males supporting females during and before their likely conception were not more likely to fertilize those females. We also found no evidence that males preferably support their offspring or other close kin. Interestingly, the most important predictor of male support was sociality, since opponents sharing a higher sociality index with a given male were more likely to be supported. Furthermore, a high sociality index of a given male-female dyad resulted in a higher probability of paternity. Overall, our results strengthen the evidence that sociality affects fitness in male primates, but also suggest that in species in which males queue for dominance, it is less likely that males derive fitness benefits from coalitions. PMID:21880090

  15. Cast Metals Coalition Technology Transfer and Program Management Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Gwyn, Mike

    2009-03-31

    The Cast Metals Coalition (CMC) partnership program was funded to ensure that the results of the Department of Energy's (DOE) metalcasting research and development (R&D) projects are successfully deployed into industry. Specifically, the CMC program coordinated the transfer and deployment of energy saving technologies and process improvements developed under separately funded DOE programs and projects into industry. The transition of these technologies and process improvements is a critical step in the path to realizing actual energy savings. At full deployment, DOE funded metalcasting R&D results are projected to save 55% of the energy used by the industry in 1998. This closely aligns with DOE's current goal of driving a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity by 2017. In addition to benefiting DOE, these energy savings provide metalcasters with a significant economic advantage. Deployment of already completed R&D project results and those still underway is estimated to return over 500% of the original DOE and industry investment. Energy savings estimates through December 2008 from the Energy-Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT) portfolio of projects alone are 12 x 1012 BTUs, with a projection of over 50 x 1012 BTUs ten years after program completion. These energy savings and process improvements have been made possible through the unique collaborative structure of the CMC partnership. The CMC team consists of DOE's Office of Industrial Technology, the three leading metalcasting technical societies in the U.S: the American Foundry Society; the North American Die Casting Association; and the Steel Founders Society of America; and the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), a recognized leader in distributed technology management. CMC provides collaborative leadership to a complex industry composed of approximately 2,100 companies, 80% of which employ less than 100 people, and only 4% of which employ more than 250 people. Without collaboration, new technologies enabling energy efficiencies and environment-friendly improvements are slow to develop, and have trouble obtaining a broad application. The CMC team was able to effectively and efficiently transfer the results of DOE's metalcasting R&D projects to industry by utilizing and delivering the numerous communication vehicles identified in the proposal. The three metalcasting technical associations achieved significant technology transition results under this program. In addition to reaching over 23,000 people per year through Modern Casting and 28,000 through Engineered Casting Solutions, AFS had 84 national publications and reached over 1,200 people annually through Cast Metals Institute (CMI) education courses. NADCA's education department reached over 1,000 people each year through their courses, in addition to reaching over 6,000 people annually through Die Casting Engineer, and publishing 58 papers. The SFSA also published 99 research papers and reached over 1,000 people annually through their member newsletters. In addition to these communication vehicles, the CMC team conducted numerous technical committee meetings, project reviews, and onsite visits. All of these efforts to distribute the latest metalcasting technologies contributed to the successful deployment of DOE's R&D projects into industry. The DOE/CMC partnership demonstrated significant success in the identification and review of relevant and easy-to-implement metalcasting energy-saving processes and technologies so that the results are quickly implemented and become general practice. The results achieved in this program demonstrate that sustained technology transfer efforts are a critical step in the deployment of R&D projects to industry.

  16. Washington State University GRADUATE SCHOOL

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Washington State University GRADUATE SCHOOL Policies and Procedures Manual 2009 (Minor Updates July............................................................................................................1 A. EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL ......................................................................................................................................6 B. ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

  17. Coalition of the Leaving: What Caused the Disintegration of the Multi-National Force in Iraq (2003-2009)

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    Cantir, Cristian

    2011-04-19

    This mixed-methods dissertation investigates the countries of the Coalition of the Willing in Iraq (2003-2009) to identify the determinants of defection and of fluctuation in troop numbers. It makes theoretical contributions ...

  18. Networking expertise: Discursive coalitions and collaborative networks of experts in a public creationism controversy in the UK

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    Allgaier, Joachim

    2012-01-01

    Experts do play a particular role in public socio-scientific debates, even more so if they form heterogeneous coalition with other actors and experts. A case study about a public science education controversy surrounding the teaching of evolution/creationism in the UK press is used to investigate in detail how connections and coalitions between experts and other actors involved in the controversy emerged and played out. The research focuses on the question of what role collaborative and other networks of experts played in terms of influence, visibility, credibility, consensus and weight of argument. Issues that are considered in the research are the status of the members of the coalitions forming during the debate and how it is displayed in media representations and letters and petitions, and also how these networks and coalitions of experts perform in relation to each other. PMID:23045882

  19. Toxic terror

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    Whelan, E.M.

    1985-01-01

    A review of toxic materials in the environment explores the evolution of public awareness of the problem, public and governmental reaction, the effort to establish standards of safe levels and danger thresholds, and the struggle to implement and enforce environmental policy. Separate chapters deal with environmental premises and scientific realities, the DDT debate and birth of environmentalism, the disaster of Love Canal, pesticides, PCBs, PBBs, formaldehyde, dioxin, air pollution, water pollution, nuclear energy and radioactive materials, acid rain, and the status of American health. The book concludes with a chapter on the need for scientific research and hard evidence to either prove or disprove the pessimism of those who warn of a threat to human health and survival.

  20. Washington Post Weather

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    The Washington Post makes a bid for the already crowded Internet weather market with WeatherPost. Coverage includes current conditions and four-day forecasts for 3,600 cities worldwide, as well as snapshot and time-lapse satellite maps (provided by Accu Weather). For US cities, users may also access UV and air quality maps and data, as well as seasonal maps (snow cover, tanning index, heat index, and BeachCast) and other radar images such as precipitation. Users may enter a city name into the homepage search box, or may browse by country or state/province. The historical weather database offers compiled monthly average weather data for nearly 1,000 cities worldwide; the database is searchable. An aspect of the site that sets it apart from many other weather pages is the weather reference desk, which includes a weather glossary, weather calculators (JavaScript converters for temperature, wind chill, heat index, etc.) and a page devoted to storm chasers.

  1. Toxic Amblyopia (Nutritional Amblyopia)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Those Blind From Birth Additional Content Medical News Toxic Amblyopia (Nutritional Amblyopia) by James Garrity, MD NOTE: ... Optic Neuropathies) Papilledema Optic Neuritis Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Toxic Amblyopia Toxic amblyopia (nutritional amblyopia) is damage to ...

  2. California | Connecticut | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Oregon | Vermont | Washington STATES' PRINCIPLES ON REFORM OF THE

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    | New Jersey | New York | Oregon | Vermont | Washington STATES' PRINCIPLES ON REFORM OF THE TOXIC-federal governance should enhance the role of states in TSCA implementation, promote data and information sharing chemical alternatives assessments. #12;States' Principles on Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act

  3. Adria Banks and Alejandro Acevedo-Gutirrez Western Washington University Biology Department Bellingham, Washington USA

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    Acevedo, Alejandro

    Adria Banks and Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez Western Washington University Biology Department at Western Washington University provided field equipment. This project could not have been completed without

  4. Mobilizing communities: an overview of the Community Coalition Partnership Programs for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy.

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    Cassell, Carol; Santelli, John; Gilbert, Brenda Colley; Dalmat, Michael; Mezoff, Jane; Schauer, Mary

    2005-09-01

    The Community Coalition Partnership Programs for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy (CCPP) was a seven-year (1995-2002) demonstration program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health conducted in 13 U.S cities. The purpose of the CCPP was to demonstrate whether community partners could mobilize and organize community resources in support of comprehensive, effective, and sustainable programs for the prevention of initial and subsequent pregnancies. This article provides a descriptive overview of the program origins, intentions, and efforts over its planning and implementation phases, including specific program requirements, needs and assets assessments, intervention focus, CDC support for evaluation efforts, implementation challenges, and ideas for translation and dissemination. CDC hopes that the experiences gained from this effort lead to a greater understanding of how to mobilize community coalitions as an intervention to prevent teen pregnancy and address other public health needs. PMID:16115568

  5. Albert Sabin and the Coalition to Eliminate Polio From the Americas

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    Albert B. Sabin, MD, developer of the oral polio vaccine, was also a major proponent of its use in annual vaccination campaigns aimed at the elimination of polio. Sabin argued that administering his vaccine simultaneously to every child in a country would break polio's chains of transmission. Although he was already promoting mass vaccination by the 1960s, Sabin's efforts expanded considerably when he became an adviser to groups fighting polio in the Americas in the 1980s. Sabin's experiences provide a window into both the formation of the coalition that eliminated poliomyelitis from the Western Hemisphere and what can happen when biomedical researchers become public health policy advisers. Although the polio elimination coalition succeeded in part because member groups often accommodated each other's priorities, Sabin was often limited by his indifference to the interests of those he was advising and to the shortcomings of his vaccine. PMID:19008524

  6. Chemistry Teacher Education Coalition: Extending the PhysTEC Model to Chemistry

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    Kirchhoff, Mary

    2012-02-01

    The American Association of Employment in Education reports that chemistry, like physics, faces ``some shortage'' of educators. Inspired by the success of the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), the American Chemical Society (ACS) is developing the Chemistry Teacher Education Coalition (CTEC) to actively engage chemistry departments in the preparation of future chemistry teachers. Engaging chemistry departments in teacher preparation would increase the number and diversity of well-prepared high school chemistry teachers while catalyzing cultural change within chemistry departments. Many features of PhysTEC, such as a grant competition to create model teacher preparation programs and regular conferences, are directly applicable to chemistry. This presentation will provide an overview of ACS efforts to launch a successful CTEC initiative.

  7. Three-body interactions in sociophysics and their role in coalition forming

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    Naumis, Gerardo G.; Samaniego-Steta, F.; del Castillo-Mussot, M.; Vázquez, G. J.

    2007-06-01

    An study of the effects of three-body interactions in the process of coalition formation is presented. In particular, we modify a spin glass model of bimodal propensities and also a Potts model in order to include a particular three-body Hamiltonian that reproduces the main features of the required interactions. The model can be used to study conflicts, political struggles, political parties, social networks, wars and organizational structures. As an application, we analyze a simplified model of the Iraq war.

  8. Using structural characteristics of community coalitions to predict progress in adopting evidence-based prevention programs

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    Guneet Kaur Jasuja; Chih-Ping Chou; Karen Bernstein; Eric Wang; Maykami McClure; Mary Ann Pentz

    2005-01-01

    The study examined the relationship between six characteristics of community coalitions (size of region covered, structure, professional representation, resource sharing, size, and breadth of prevention stakeholder representation) and community organizational progress in adopting drug prevention programs. The study utilized baseline data from community leaders (n=533) in 24 cities from Step Towards Effective Prevention (STEP), a multi-state, multi-city randomized trial that

  9. Mobilizing communities: An overview of the Community Coalition Partnership Programs for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carol Cassell; John Santelli; Brenda Colley Gilbert; Michael Dalmat; Jane Mezoff; Mary Schauer

    2005-01-01

    The Community Coalition Partnership Programs for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy (CCPP) was a seven-year (1995–2002) demonstration program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health conducted in 13 U.S cities. The purpose of the CCPP was to demonstrate whether community partners could mobilize and organize community resources in support of comprehensive, effective, and

  10. CLOSE VIEW ALONG WATERFRONT TO SHOW BULKHEAD Southwest Washington, ...

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    CLOSE VIEW ALONG WATERFRONT TO SHOW BULKHEAD - Southwest Washington, Urban Renewal Area, Bounded by Independence Avenue, Washington Avenue, South Capitol Street, Canal Street, P Street, Maine Avenue & Washington Channel, Fourteenth Street, D Street, & Twelfth Street, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  11. INTERIOR VIEW, WATERSIDE MALL Southwest Washington, Urban Renewal Area, ...

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

    INTERIOR VIEW, WATERSIDE MALL - Southwest Washington, Urban Renewal Area, Bounded by Independence Avenue, Washington Avenue, South Capitol Street, Canal Street, P Street, Maine Avenue & Washington Channel, Fourteenth Street, D Street, & Twelfth Street, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  12. VIEW OF THE REAR OF WATERSIDE MALL Southwest Washington, ...

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

    VIEW OF THE REAR OF WATERSIDE MALL - Southwest Washington, Urban Renewal Area, Bounded by Independence Avenue, Washington Avenue, South Capitol Street, Canal Street, P Street, Maine Avenue & Washington Channel, Fourteenth Street, D Street, & Twelfth Street, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  13. Toward a Unique UnderstandingToward a Unique Understanding Washington SquareWashington Square

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    Hung, I-Kuai

    Toward a Unique UnderstandingToward a Unique Understanding ofof Washington SquareWashington Square Robert Z. Selden Jr.Robert Z. Selden Jr. Dan J. KaminskiDan J. Kaminski #12;Washington SquareWashington Square Photograph courtesy of Anthropology and Archaeology Laboratory ­ Stephen F. Austin State

  14. Social Studies for Washington Students and Teachers

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Social Studies for Washington Students and Teachers (Originally entitled, BESST -- Building Excellence in Social Studies through Technology) was developed by a group of Social Studies teachers in Washington State. This Web page is an effort to assemble in one place a wide range of information about Washington state, its history, government and lifestyle. Related sections link to U.S. History, World History, Social Studies software, research tools, and student projects, as well as Washington listservs and museums.

  15. Standards and Accountability in Washington State

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    Hill, Paul Thomas; Lake, Robin J.

    2002-01-01

    In the early 1990s, Washington State was in the vanguard of the standards movement. By 1994, the National Business Roundtable rated Washington as one of four states that had enacted the most complete standards-based reform program. Washington political and business leaders intended to transform public education from a bureaucracy controlled by…

  16. Lucas Patzek Washington State University, Mount Vernon

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    and opportunities in Washington State food policy to help address food security, nutrition, and health challenges & Professional Development Washington State Food Policy Intern, May 2011 ­ present State of Washington Inter representing Mexico, Pakistan, China and the U.S. to learn the methodologies employed by CIMMYT in wheat

  17. George Washington: A Hero for American Students?

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    Jordan, Ervin L., Jr.; Bennett, Clifford T.

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the career of George Washington with specific emphasis on his racial views and his role as a slaveholder. Describes Washington as a man bound by racial and political mores of his time. Although troubled by certain aspects of slavery, Washington directly benefited from the operation of this system. (MJP)

  18. Denman Forestry Issues Series: Washington's Forest Regulations

    E-print Network

    Borenstein, Elhanan

    Denman Forestry Issues Series: Washington's Forest Regulations and Their Impacts on The Private College of Forest Resources continued its Denman Forestry Issues Series on May 30, 2001. Alumni landowners. Policy analysts and speakers representing the Washington Farm Forestry Assn., Washington Forest

  19. Testing the metals hypothesis in Spokane, Washington.

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    Claiborn, Candis S; Larson, Timothy; Sheppard, Lianne

    2002-01-01

    A >7-year, time-series, epidemiologic study is ongoing in Spokane, Washington, to examine the associations between ambient particulate constituents or sources and health outcomes such as emergency department (ED) visits for asthma or respiratory problems. One of the hypotheses being tested is that particulate toxic metals are associated with these health outcomes. Spokane is a desirable city in which to conduct this study because of its relatively high concentrations of particulate matter, low concentrations of potentially confounding air pollutants, variability of particulate sources, and presence of several potential particulate metals sources. Daily fine- and coarse-fraction particulate samples are analyzed for metals via energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) and instrumental neutron activation analysis. Particulate sources are determined using receptor modeling, including chemical mass balancing and positive matrix factorization coupled with partial source contribution function analysis. Principal component analysis has also been used to examine the influence of sources on the daily variability of the chemical composition of particulate samples. Based upon initial analyses using the EDXRF elemental analyses, statistically significant associations were observed between ED visits for asthma and increased combustion products, air stagnation, and fine particulate Zn. Although there is a significant soil particulate component, increased crustal particulate levels were not found to be associated with ED visits for asthma. Further research will clarify whether there is an association between specific health outcomes and either coarse or fine particulate metal species. PMID:12194884

  20. Washington State University INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Washington State University INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS Spring 2008 International Student/Scholar Statistics - All Visa Types, All Campus Locations STUDENTS 1 Argentina 4 35 Jordan 7 69 Syria 2 2 Armenia 3 ............................................ 127 TOTAL 1117 Intensive American ACADEMIC LEVELS (STUDENTS) Language Center Graduate

  1. Teaching the March on Washington

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    Jones, William P.; Euchner, Charles; Hill, Norman; Hill, Velma Murphy

    2013-01-01

    One of the most historical events in American history, the non-violent protest "March on Washington," August 28, 1963, is detailed in an article of remembrance by William P. Jones. His article is crowned by highlights from the "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but also highlights the lessor known role…

  2. Washington Promise Scholarship Program Evaluation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.

    The Washington Promise Scholarship program was established to encourage excellent academic performance and to reward low- and middle-income students who demonstrate meritorious achievement in high school by providing them a 2-year scholarship. An evaluation was conducted to study the program and its impact on college attendance and student…

  3. Spider Unit & 2014 Washington Landslide

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    The photograph shows a spider unit, which is being used to help study the landslide that occurred in northwest Washington on March 22, 2014. Spiders are portable instrumentation packages that contain high-precision GPS units for detecting landslide movement as well as geophones for detecting small v...

  4. Washington State Department of Ecology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Washington State Department of Ecology

    This website contains information, reports, data and policies about environmental issues in the state of Washington. Topics include soil contamination, hazardous and solid waste management, the Columbia River, mercury, water quality, air quality and more. Environmental tips and a searchable database are also available on the site.

  5. Exploring Washington, DC, from Space

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In this problem set, learners will analyze an image of Washington, DC, taken from orbit. They will determine scale and take measurements of several features in the image. A link to more images taken from the International Space Station and the answer key are provided. This is part of Earth Math: A Brief Mathematical Guide to Earth Science and Climate Change.

  6. TROPHIC EQUILIBRIUM OF LAKE WASHINGTON

    EPA Science Inventory

    Sewage effluent was diverted progressively from Lake Washington during 1963-1968, and the chemical conditions changed in close relation to the amount of sewage entering. The total phosphorus content of the lake decreased rapidly to 1971 after which year it varied around a value o...

  7. Washington State University GRADUATE SCHOOL

    E-print Network

    Collins, Gary S.

    Washington State University GRADUATE SCHOOL Policies and Procedures Manual 2012-2013 (Revised 2009 and policies set forth in these most current and revised Graduate School Policies and Procedures, which graduate program to the Dean of the Graduate School, who may then consider such an exception. #12;ii Table

  8. Washington State University GRADUATE SCHOOL

    E-print Network

    Collins, Gary S.

    Washington State University GRADUATE SCHOOL Policies and Procedures Manual 2013-2014 (updated Fall forth in these most current and revised Graduate School Policies and Procedures, which are also graduate program to the Dean of the Graduate School, who may then consider such an exception. #12;ii

  9. Washington State University GRADUATE SCHOOL

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Washington State University GRADUATE SCHOOL Policies and Procedures Manual 2013-2014 NOTE: All current and revised Graduate School Policies and Procedures, which are also available at http and chair of the major graduate program to the Dean of the Graduate School, who may then consider

  10. Diversity in Washington Higher Education

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    Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2006

    2006-01-01

    Improving the participation and performance of African American, Latino, American Indian, and Asian American students, faculty and staff in Washington state's higher education system represents a pivotal element of the statewide strategic master plan. This report includes current statistics and trend data for student enrollment, retention, and…

  11. STUDENT HANDBOOK WASHINGTON AND LEE

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    Marsh, David

    STUDENT HANDBOOK 2009-2010 WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY #12;SSTUDEN 2 w NT HAN 2009-20 www and revision. This Student Handbook is not a contract; it merely presents the policies in effect at the time and information see www.wlu.edu. This year's Student Handbook was last updated in August 2009. Please check the W

  12. Artificial eutrophication of Lake Washington

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. T. EDMONDSON; G. C. ANDERSON; DONALD R. PETERSON

    1956-01-01

    Lake Washington has been receiving increasing amounts of treated sewage, and appears to be responding by changes in kind and quantity of biota. In 1933 and 1950 the dominant phytoplankton organisms were Anabaena and various diatoms and dinoflagellates, but in 1955, apparently for the first time, there was a large population of the blue-green alga, Oscillatoria rubescens, a species which

  13. Washington State 1995 Data Book.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Washington State Office of Financial Management, Olympia.

    This document is intended to present, in tables and graphs, a diversity of information on Washington State, its people, economy, and government. The information was obtained from state and federal agencies and from private businesses. The data are organized into 11 major chapters which cover the following topics (sample subtopics in parentheses):…

  14. Bringing Psychological Science to the Forefront of Educational Policy: Collaborative Efforts of the American Psychological Association's Coalition for Psychology in the Schools and Education

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    Rollin, Stephen A.; Subotnik, Rena F.; Bassford, Maya; Smulson, Jennifer

    2008-01-01

    The following article details the work of the American Psychological Association's (APA's) Coalition for Psychology in the Schools and Education (CPSE). First, a brief history of the background and creation of the coalition is described. The article then details the projects, completed and ongoing, of the CPSE. Those projects include a Teacher…

  15. Abstract. We study cooperation structures with the following property: given any two feasible coalitions with non-empty intersection, its union is a feasible

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    Bilbao Arrese, JesĂşs Mario

    coalitions with non-empty intersection, its union is a feasible coalition again. TU-games restricted by union the differences between the position value in union stable systems and hy- pergraph communication situations is given. Moreover, some computational aspects related to position value in union stable systems

  16. ‘A white guy who doesn’t get it, or does he?’: a multilayered analysis of one activist’s effort to build coalitions across race

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    David Alberto Quijada Cerecer

    2010-01-01

    This ethnographic study uses discourse analysis to examine how one White college?educated activist worked in coalition with other White and African American activists to create a ‘Community Learning Center’ for African American residents of a low?income housing project. Dissatisfied with Whiteness theories that mark White activists as privileged and therefore failed or successful in their coalition efforts, this paper applies

  17. Historical Changes to Lake Washington and Route of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, King County, Washington

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    Chrzastowski, Michael J.

    1983-01-01

    Historical shoreline changes to hydrologic characteristics were studied for Lake Washington and the route of Lake Washington Ship Canal. The study is based on comparison of maps made during the period 1875-1907 and modern topographic maps, supplemented with historical documents that describe the once-natural setting of the lakes and streams in the Lake Washington drainage basin. The observed shoreline changes range from minor to substantial. The water-surface area has been historically reduced by about 6 square kilometers, and total shoreline has been reduced by 20 kilometers. Approximately 4 square kilometers of the historical wetland area has been eliminated, or about 93 percent of the natural wetland extent. The changes have resulted from construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and accompanying water-level adjustments, shoreline modification from urban growth of the area, and limited natural processes. The map comparison documents (1) extent of shoreline changes (2) historical loss of wetlands area, (3) loss of small streams that historically entered the lakes and bays, and (4) historical vegetation and land-use patterns around the lakeshore and canal route. The identification of historical shorelines, wetlands, and small streams that have no expression on today 's landscape is information of value to land-use planning and local engineering activities. (USGS)

  18. 78 FR 61188 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Washington: Thurston County Second 10-Year PM10

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    2013-10-03

    ...either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at EPA Region 10, Office of Air, Waste, and Toxics, AWT-107, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. The EPA requests that you contact the person listed in the...

  19. The UC Berkeley K-12 Science Coalition - Facilitating Student Participation in Space Science Education and Outreach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hawkins, I.

    1999-05-01

    Although many astronomy undergraduate and graduate majors are interested in becoming professional astronomers, there is a growing number of students interested in following their astronomy training with alternate careers in science education. My talk will describe innovative opportunities for students at UC Berkeley to gain experience in K-12 science education and outreach through a coordinated effort, the UC Berkeley K-12 Science Coalition. At institutions of higher education, the many science departments and research units have disciplinary foci that are too specialized to meet the broad needs of the K-12 science curriculum. Thus, coordination of individual efforts is the only way to provide a cohesive program of support for K-12 schools, and fulfill science education standards and curricular requirements at the various grade levels. At UC Berkeley alone, scores of science education and outreach programs exist in many disciplinary areas working with schools at all grade levels. Until recently, these programs have traditionally worked independently of each other and without consistent levels of coordination with school district priorities. The UC Berkeley K-12 Science Coalition has recently been established under the leadership of the campus' Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, to coordinate individual science outreach efforts to best serve the K-12 community. The goals of such coordination are to improve K-12 student achievement, teacher professional development, and curriculum through a cohesive structure in which the various programs and academic departments/units can contribute effectively. The Science Coalition will also serve as a framework for UC Berkeley students to participate effectively in science education, obtain needed training and experience, as well as an opportunity to explore alternate careers with an astronomy degree.

  20. Optimal control for competitive-cooperative systems: Modeling flexible coalitions in tomorrow`s competitive world

    SciTech Connect

    Lenhart, S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)]|[Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Mathematics; Protopopescu, V. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1994-09-01

    The last years have witnessed a dramatic shift of the world`s military, political, and economic paradigm from a bi-polar competitive gridlock to a more fluid, multi-player environment. This change has necessarily been followed by a re-evaluation of the strategic thinking and by a reassessment of mutual positions, options, and decisions. The essential attributes of the new situation are modeled by a system of nonlinear evolution equations with competitive/cooperative interactions. The mathematical setting is quite general to accommodate models related to military confrontation, arms control, economic competition, political negotiations, etc. Irrespective of the specific details, all these situations share a common denominator, namely the presence of various players with different and often changing interests and goals. The interests, ranging from conflicting to consensual, are defined in a context of interactions between the players that vary from competitive to cooperative. Players with converging interests tend to build up cooperative coalitions while coalitions with diverging interests usually compete among themselves, but this is not an absolute requirement (namely, one may have groups with converging interests and competitive interactions, and vice-versa). Appurtenance to a coalition may change in time according to the shift in one`s perceptions, interests, or obligations. During the time evolution, the players try to modify their strategies as to best achieve their respective goals. An objective functional quantifying the rate of success (payoff) vs. effort (cost) measures the degree of goal attainment for all players involved, thus selecting an optimal strategy based on optimal controls. While the technical details may vary from problem to problem, the general approach described here establishes a standard framework for a host of concrete situations that may arise from tomorrow`s {open_quotes}next competition{close_quotes}.

  1. Taking out the tarsal coalition was easy: but now the foot is even flatter. What now?

    PubMed

    Gougoulias, Nikolaos; O'Flaherty, Maurice; Sakellariou, Anthony

    2014-09-01

    Patients with a preexisting hindfoot deformity, who undergo resection (with or without soft tissue interposition) of a tarsal coalition, may present with recurrent pain and worsening planovalgus deformity. This is due to the secondary effect of soft tissue contractures (lateral ligaments, peroneal tendons, calf muscles) "pulling" the foot into more valgus. Physiotherapy and insoles may help some patients. Depending on the flexibility of the hindfoot and the presence or otherwise of joint degeneration, joint-preserving corrective procedures or corrective joint fusions may be needed. Gastrocnemius, Achilles, and/or peroneal tendon releases may be required, to avoid equinus or further recurrence. PMID:25129361

  2. Mechanisms underlying Children's susceptibility to environmental toxicants.

    PubMed Central

    Faustman, E M; Silbernagel, S M; Fenske, R A; Burbacher, T M; Ponce, R A

    2000-01-01

    An important public health challenge has been the need to protect children's health. To accomplish this goal, the scientific community needs scientifically based child-specific risk assessment methods. Critical to their development is the need to understand mechanisms underlying children's sensitivity to environmental toxicants. Risk is defined as the probability of adverse outcome and when applied to environmental risk assessment is usually defined as a function of both toxicity and exposure. To adequately evaluate the potential for enhanced health risks during development, both child-specific factors affecting toxicity and exposure need to be considered. In the first section of this article, example mechanisms of susceptibility relevant for toxicity assessment are identified and discussed. In the second section, examples of exposure factors that help define children's susceptibility are presented. Examples of pesticide research from the newly funded Child Health Center at the University of Washington will be given for illustration. The final section discusses the importance of putting these considerations of children's susceptibility into an overall framework for ascertaining relevancy for human risk assessment. Images Figure 1 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6 PMID:10698720

  3. Toxic substances handbook

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Junod, T. L.

    1979-01-01

    Handbook, published in conjunction with Toxic Substances Alert Program at NASA Lewis Research Center, profiles 187 toxic chemicals in their relatively pure states and include 27 known or suspected carcinogens.

  4. Toxic Shock Syndrome

    MedlinePLUS

    ... about it, then take some precautions. What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome? If you're a girl who's ... period, you may have heard frightening stories about toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a serious illness originally linked ...

  5. Tsunami Preparedness in Washington (video)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    2010-01-01

    Tsunamis are a constant threat to the coasts of our world. Although tsunamis are infrequent along the West coast of the United States, it is possible and necessary to prepare for potential tsunami hazards to minimize loss of life and property. Community awareness programs are important, as they strive to create an informed society by providing education and training. This video about tsunami preparedness in Washington distinguishes between a local tsunami and a distant event and focus on the specific needs of this region. It offers guidelines for correct tsunami response and community preparedness from local emergency managers, first-responders, and leading experts on tsunami hazards and warnings, who have been working on ways of making the tsunami affected regions safer for the people and communities on a long-term basis. This video was produced by the US Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD) and with funding by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program.

  6. Southwest Washington Coastal Erosion Study

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Columbia River is experiencing a far too common problem of disastrous coastal erosion that has been causing grave concern in its community. Because of this, the US Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program and the Washington Department of Ecology created the Southwest Washington Coastal Erosion Study to predict management scale coastal change, and provide "coastal communities with decision support tools for integrating scientific research with coastal decision making and long-term land use planning efforts." Visitors can discover the study's approach, findings, and participants. The lengthy, informative research link provides information about the study's five key components: coastal change, sediment budget, coastal processes, predictive modeling, and management support. The authors are currently compiling the data collected. Presently, researchers can find data about the beach profiles and the shorelines. The website offers a great, thorough glossary to assist users with unfamiliar terminology. This site is also reviewed in the June 11, 2004 _NSDL Physical Sciences Report_.

  7. Chromium toxicity in plants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arun K. Shanker; Carlos Cervantes; Herminia Loza-Tavera; S. Avudainayagam

    2005-01-01

    Due to its wide industrial use, chromium is considered a serious environmental pollutant. Contamination of soil and water by chromium (Cr) is of recent concern. Toxicity of Cr to plants depends on its valence state: Cr(VI) is highly toxic and mobile whereas Cr(III) is less toxic. Since plants lack a specific transport system for Cr, it is taken up by

  8. UNIFIED AIR TOXICS WEBSITE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Toxic air pollutants are also referred to as air toxics or hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). They are generally defined as those pollutants that are known or suspected to cause serious health problems. Routine toxic air pollutants are emitted by a variety of industrial sources and...

  9. How Toxic Is It?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crellin, John R.

    1989-01-01

    Discusses the relative danger from toxicity of some typical chemicals. Notes that some materials in solutions have low toxicity, but in dust form have high toxicity. Suggests that more chemical compounds should be treated as the dangerous compounds they are. Lists common compounds found in the lab. (MVL)

  10. Gravity results in western Washington

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zdenko F. Danes

    1969-01-01

    Gravity surveys in western Washington have been conducted by this author and University of Puget Sound students since 1962, and about 5000 gravity measurements have been made. Two instruments have been used: Worden meter 358, owned by the University, and a LaCoste-Romberg G-68 loaned by the Army Map Service, which has also financed the survey during the past four years.Simple

  11. 75 FR 20776 - Security Zone; Potomac River, Washington Channel, Washington, DC

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    2010-04-21

    ...Indian Tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities...Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined...adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The...Potomac River, Washington Channel, Washington, DC....

  12. 75 FR 10446 - Security Zone; Potomac River, Washington Channel, Washington, DC

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-08

    ...Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities...Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined...adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The...Potomac River, Washington Channel, Washington, DC....

  13. Customer Coalitions in the Electronic Marketplace M. Tsvetovat, K. Sycara, Y.Chen and J.Ying

    E-print Network

    Yu, Bin

    marketplace. Research centers like MIT Media Labs have been trying to address the issue of cooperative marketCustomer Coalitions in the Electronic Marketplace M. Tsvetovat, K. Sycara, Y.Chen and J, the electronic marketplace has witnessed an exponential growth in worth and size, and projections

  14. Overview of the 2007 Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities: "Metropolitan Universities and Community Engagement"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Caret, Robert L.

    2008-01-01

    Towson University was honored to host the 13th Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in Baltimore's Inner Harbor in October 2007. More than three hundred faculty, staff, and senior level administrators representing approximately eighty institutions, national and international, came together for three days to…

  15. Bargaining by Artificial Agents in Two Coalition Games: A Study in Genetic Programming for Electronic Commerce 1

    E-print Network

    Kimbrough, Steven Orla

    Bargaining by Artificial Agents in Two Coalition Games: A Study in Genetic Programming, adapting to one another under a genetic programming protocol (Koza, 1992), formulate effective strategies are encoded as genetic programs. 2. Motivation There are two (complementary) kinds of reasons for developing

  16. Excellent Companies and Coalition-Building among the Fortune 500: A Value- and Relationship-Based Theory.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilson, Laurie J.

    1994-01-01

    Discusses ways a revolution in business management emphasizing people, values, integrity, and communication should also change the approach to public relations. Reviews research to demonstrate that coalition companies possess the characteristics of excellent companies. Argues that perhaps this community relations function will lead from the…

  17. Community Coalitions as a System: Effects of Network Change on Adoption of Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Prevention

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas W. Valente; Chich Ping Chou; Mary Ann Pentz

    2007-01-01

    Objectives. We examined the effect of community coalition network structure on the effectiveness of an intervention designed to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs. Methods. At baseline, 24 cities were matched and randomly assigned to 3 con- ditions (control, satellite TV training, and training plus technical assistance). We surveyed 415 community leaders at baseline and 406 at

  18. This coalition is an educational outreach effort and partnering the PBS NOVA series called Making Stuff that focuses on

    E-print Network

    Petta, Jason

    Stuff that focuses on materials science. PCCM was one of fifteen recipients in the country of the Making Stuff coalition mini-grant. Teacher workshops, student tours, and large scale events featuring direct that attended the Making Stuff program were minority students from Trenton and Asbury Park school districts

  19. The Return to Subjects: A Sociological Perspective on the UK Coalition Government's Approach to the 14-19 Curriculum

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Young, Michael

    2011-01-01

    This article draws on some ideas from the sociology of knowledge to examine the UK Coalition government's approach to the 14-19 curriculum. Following a brief outline of a theoretical model, the article contrasts the ideas about the curriculum of the new Secretary of State, Michael Gove, with those they seek to replace. Following a brief discussion…

  20. International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC): Guidelines for Technical Issues in Request for Proposal (RFP) Requirements and Contract Negotiations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Online Libraries and Microcomputers, 1999

    1999-01-01

    Presents guidelines developed by the ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia) regarding vendor contracts and negotiations that involve electronic information resources. Highlights include content issues, including HTML, use of printers, and use of multimedia; and platform issues, including system architecture, access control, security…

  1. Theorizing a Coalition-Engendered Education: The Case of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective's Body Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Birden, Susan

    2004-01-01

    Concurring with Cunningham's assessment of the need for a counter-hegemonic vision of critical pedagogy in adult education thought and practice, this article theorizes a coalition-engendered education as a specific type of emancipatory pedagogy common in North America. Examining the Boston Women's Health Book Collective's body education as an…

  2. Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Research Symposium Proceedings (2nd, Bradford Woods, Indiana, January 14-16, 1994).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McAvoy, Leo H., Ed.; And Others

    This proceedings contains nine conference papers, as well as abstracts of an additional seven papers, on research related to outdoor education. A preface, "Building a Research Community for Outdoor Education" (Anderson B. Young), describes the role of the Coalition for promoting information exchange and cooperation among outdoor education…

  3. Mobilizing Communities around HIV Prevention for Youth: How Three Coalitions Applied Key Strategies to Bring about Structural Changes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chutuape, Kate S.; Willard, Nancy; Sanchez, Kenia; Straub, Diane M.; Ochoa, Tara N.; Howell, Kourtney; Rivera, Carmen; Ramos, Ibrahim; Ellen, Jonathan M.

    2010-01-01

    Increasingly, HIV prevention efforts must focus on altering features of the social and physical environment to reduce risks associated with HIV acquisition and transmission. Community coalitions provide a vehicle for bringing about sustainable structural changes. This article shares lessons and key strategies regarding how three community…

  4. Over the last two years, The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) and the Centers for Disease Control

    E-print Network

    a high prevalence of the use of HRAs by employers, largely targeted to employee education and engagement or assessments (HRA). First, NBCH engaged two of our member coalitions to conduct a web based survey of employers with goals to engage and inform the participant and motivate the individual toward healthy behaviors

  5. Community capacity building in CDC’s Community Coalition Partnership Programs for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Doryn D. Chervin; Susan Philliber; Claire D. Brindis; Amy E. Chadwick; Michelle L. Revels; Stephanie L. Kamin; Richard S. Wike; Jane S. Kramer; Debra Bartelli; Cathleen K. Schmidt; Sara A. Peterson; L. Teresa Valderrama

    2005-01-01

    PurposeTo describe lessons learned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Coalition Partnership Program (CCPP) about building a community’s capacity to prevent teen pregnancy through strengthening of partnerships, mobilization of community resources, and changes in the number and quality of community programs.

  6. Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Research Symposium Proceedings (4th, Bradford Woods, Indiana, January 9-11, 1998).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fox, Karen M., Ed.; Foti, Pamela E., Ed.; McAvoy, Leo H., Ed.; Young, Anderson B., Ed.; Ryan, Sean, Ed.; Johnson, Rebecca, Ed.; Bialeschki, M. Deborah, Ed.

    This proceedings contains 13 papers from the 1998 Research Symposium of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. Following a preface "Building the Research Foundations of Outdoor Education" (Karen M. Fox, Leo H. McAvoy, Anderson B. Young), the entries are: (1) "An Integrative Review of the Literature on Women in the Outdoors" (Karla A.…

  7. WashingtonUniversityinSt. Louis Founded: 1853

    E-print Network

    . All are encouraged to develop the skills, attitudes, and habits of lifelong learning to better adapt course preparation and classroom performance, Washington University has developed the Teaching Center

  8. University of Washington Campus IT Costing Study

    E-print Network

    Kaminsky, Werner

    University of Washington Campus IT Costing Study Final Report March 29, 2012 Prepared by WTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4 Campus IT Costing Study Participants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 9 End-User Devices

  9. 1. WASHINGTON TERMINAL COMPANY: UNION STATION. WASHINGTON, D.C. Sec. 1201, ...

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

    1. WASHINGTON TERMINAL COMPANY: UNION STATION. WASHINGTON, D.C. Sec. 1201, MP 137.00. (See HAER No. DC-1 for documentation on Union Station Power Plant.) - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak Route between Union Station & DC/MD State Line, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  10. 27 CFR 9.109 - Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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  11. 27 CFR 9.109 - Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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  12. 27 CFR 9.109 - Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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  13. 27 CFR 9.109 - Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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  14. Western Washington University Portland State University Transfer Worksheet

    E-print Network

    Caughman, John

    Western Washington University Portland State University Transfer Worksheet College-level transferable academic courses taken at Western Washington University (WWU) will transfer to Portland State Education Requirements 2. Degree Requirements (BA, BS) #12;Western Washington University Portland State

  15. 7 CFR 923.322 - Washington cherry handling regulation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

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  16. 7 CFR 923.322 - Washington cherry handling regulation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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  17. 7 CFR 923.322 - Washington cherry handling regulation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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  18. 7 CFR 923.322 - Washington cherry handling regulation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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  19. 7 CFR 923.322 - Washington cherry handling regulation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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  20. 78 FR 59414 - Environmental Impact Statement; King County, Washington

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    2013-09-26

    ...I-405, which is in the Cross-Lake Washington Corridor, and (2) contribute...project . . . '' The Cross-Lake Washington Corridor includes the I-90...employment and population centers over Lake Washington, a 22-mile-long body...

  1. 78 FR 46258 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation Lake Washington, Seattle, WA

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    2013-07-31

    ...Drawbridge Operation Regulation Lake Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY: Coast...Bridge (State Route 520 across Lake Washington) at Seattle, WA. This deviation...Bridge (State Route 520 across Lake Washington) remain closed to vessel...

  2. 36 CFR 1253.4 - Washington National Records Center.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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  3. 75 FR 71139 - Land Acquisitions; Puyallup Tribe of Washington

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    2010-11-22

    ...Land Acquisitions; Puyallup Tribe of Washington AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs...into trust for the Puyallup Tribe of Washington (Tribe) on November 10, 2010. FOR...MS-3657 MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202)...

  4. 36 CFR 1253.4 - Washington National Records Center.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  5. Toxic optic neuropathy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anat Kesler; Pazit Pianka

    2003-01-01

    Toxic optic neuropathy is a complex, multifactorial disease potentially affecting individuals of all ages, races, places,\\u000a and economic strata. Etiology includes nutritional, environmental, toxicologic, and genetic factors. Most cases of nutritional\\u000a amblyopia are encountered in disadvantaged countries. However, toxic amblyopia related to drug treatment or alcohol abuse\\u000a is also encountered in the Western world. Typically, toxic and nutritional optic neuropathy

  6. Reshaping the Image of Booker T. Washington

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Norrell, Robert J.

    2009-01-01

    Booker T. Washington, founder of the Tuskegee Institute and the recognized leader of American black people from 1895 until his death in 1915, has been viewed as an accommodationist to segregation, an African-American leader who traded black equality and voting rights for his own influence among white bigots. Washington rose to national fame with a…

  7. Washington and Lee University Alumni Association

    E-print Network

    Marsh, David

    Washington and Lee University Alumni Association Alumni Board of Directors 2011-12 #12;Immediate, '79L (Beau) Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA wdudley, AZ 85004-1052 tfbroberg@gmail.com Peter Cronin `84 Assoc. Dean, Alumni Affairs & Dev. Cornell

  8. Professor Akos Vertes The George Washington University

    E-print Network

    Vertes, Akos

    Combat Neurodegenerative Diseases WASHINGTON -- The George Washington University's Institute the Keck Foundation for their support and look forward to breaking new ground in the study of the structure for a `protein microscope' is the kind of high-yield, multi-team research that is the future of the sciences

  9. The National History Standards and George Washington.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nash, Gary B.

    1997-01-01

    Defends the National History Standards against the criticism that they virtually eliminated George Washington from the history curriculum. Maintains that this criticism is politically motivated. Provides many examples from the Standards mandating and supporting the study of Washington and his contributions. (MJP)

  10. THE EVOLUTION OF THE TERM ‘WASHINGTON CONSENSUS’

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Marangos

    2009-01-01

    Abstract.?The term ‘Washington Consensus’, as Williamson conceived it, was the lowest common denominator of the reforms that he judged ‘Washington’ could agree were required in Latin America. The term has evolved to denote a different set of policies from those initially conceived. This paper investigates the different versions and interpretations of this controversial term and assesses whether the term itself

  11. Washington and Lee University Lewis G. John

    E-print Network

    Marsh, David

    Washington and Lee University Lewis G. John Class of 1958 Professor of Politics Emeritus Lew John at Princeton University. Professor John returned to Washington and Lee in 1963 to work in Admissions hand. Dean John was a master at educating young people facing hard decisions, not simply telling them

  12. WASHINGTON IRRIGATION SCHEDULING EXPERT (WISE) SOFTWARE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. G. Leib; T. V. Elliott

    A large portion of Washington's agricultural economy is derived from the irrigation of high- value fruit and vegetable crops. Washington irrigators are recognizing that irrigation management makes a significant contribution to the yield and quality of these high-value crops. At the same time, salmon recovery efforts (water quantity) and high nitrates in groundwater (water quality) are threatening irrigators' access to

  13. Frustration at Heart of Washington Rally

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robelen, Erik W.

    2011-01-01

    Thousands of educators, parent activists, and others are expected to convene in the heat and humidity of Washington next month for a march protesting the current thrust of education policy in the United States, especially the strong emphasis on test-based accountability. Organizers of the Washington say U.S. policymakers are moving in the wrong…

  14. 40 CFR 81.434 - Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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  15. 40 CFR 81.434 - Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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  16. 40 CFR 81.434 - Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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  17. 40 CFR 81.434 - Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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  18. 40 CFR 81.434 - Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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  19. Earthquake Induced Water Waves in Washington State

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Barberopoulou; A. Qamar; T. L. Pratt

    2003-01-01

    The Mw 7.9 Denali earthquake of 3 November 2002 caused minor damage to at least 20 houseboats by initiating water waves in Lake Union, Seattle, Washington. Damage caused by unusual water activity is not uncommon in Washington State. Newspaper reports show that damage also has been caused by water waves in the Seattle area during local or distant earthquakes in

  20. Elevation of grove looking northeast toward Washington Monument 1910 ...

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

    Elevation of grove looking northeast toward Washington Monument - 1910 Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees , East Potomac Golf Course, East Potomac Park, Hains Point vicinity, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  1. View of book shop on elevator reboarding level Washington ...

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

    View of book shop on elevator reboarding level - Washington Monument, High ground West of Fifteenth Street, Northwest, between Independence & Constitution Avenues, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  2. VIEW OF NOS. 217 AND 219 WASHINGTON AVENUE LOOKING NORTHEAST, ...

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

    VIEW OF NOS. 217 AND 219 WASHINGTON AVENUE LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING WEST FACADES - Apollo Iron & Steel Works, Company Housing, West of Washington & Lincoln Avenues, Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, PA

  3. The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition: "we have evolved".

    PubMed

    Walsh, Colleen C; Taggart, Morgan; Freedman, Darcy A; Trapl, Erika S; Borawski, Elaine A

    2015-01-01

    Several pieces of legislation passed in Cleveland, Ohio, from 2007 to 2011, focused on improving the city's food environment through urban agriculture initiatives. We used qualitative, case study methods, including interviews with 7 key informants, to examine the policy development process and investigate the role of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition in developing and implementing 4 pieces of legislation. In this article, we focus on 2 pieces of legislation: zoning designation of an urban garden and allowance of small farm animals and bees on residential property. Five key themes emerged: impetus for policy came from community needs; education and raising awareness helped mitigate barriers; a cultural shift took place among policy makers; social connections and individual champions were needed; and concerns over food access and health influenced policy decisions. Legislative actions are important tools to influence the nutrition environment, as long as they are based on local needs and context. PMID:26043301

  4. Game theoretical multi-agent modelling of coalition formation for multilateral trades

    SciTech Connect

    Yeung, C.S.K.; Poon, A.S.Y.; Wu, F.F. [Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

    1999-08-01

    In recent years, the electric utility industries world wide have been undergoing deregulation to introduce competitiveness in the generation, transmission , and distribution of electric power. The once centralized system planning and operation management must be remodelled to adapt to the new market structure. In particular, the trading mechanism needs to be totally revised as any party may get involved in this free-market, subject to the unavoidable constraints such as generation volumes, physical transmission means, and days-ahead scheduling. This paper presents a multi-agent model in conjunction with game theory to resolve the coalition formation for multilateral trades. The authors have implemented the model using the Java programming language and the JATLite/JAT0.3 agent development tools developed by Stanford University.

  5. Human dynamics of spending: Longitudinal study of a coalition loyalty program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yi, Il Gu; Jeong, Hyang Min; Choi, Woosuk; Jang, Seungkwon; Lee, Heejin; Kim, Beom Jun

    2014-09-01

    Large-scale data of a coalition loyalty program is analyzed in terms of the temporal dynamics of customers' behaviors. We report that the two main activities of a loyalty program, earning and redemption of points, exhibit very different behaviors. It is also found that as customers become older from their early 20's, both male and female customers increase their earning and redemption activities until they arrive at the turning points, beyond which both activities decrease. The positions of turning points as well as the maximum earned and redeemed points are found to differ for males and females. On top of these temporal behaviors, we identify that there exists a learning effect and customers learn how to earn and redeem points as their experiences accumulate in time.

  6. The Cleveland–Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition: “We Have Evolved”

    PubMed Central

    Taggart, Morgan; Freedman, Darcy A.; Trapl, Erika S.; Borawski, Elaine A.

    2015-01-01

    Several pieces of legislation passed in Cleveland, Ohio, from 2007 to 2011, focused on improving the city’s food environment through urban agriculture initiatives. We used qualitative, case study methods, including interviews with 7 key informants, to examine the policy development process and investigate the role of the Cleveland–Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition in developing and implementing 4 pieces of legislation. In this article, we focus on 2 pieces of legislation: zoning designation of an urban garden and allowance of small farm animals and bees on residential property. Five key themes emerged: impetus for policy came from community needs; education and raising awareness helped mitigate barriers; a cultural shift took place among policy makers; social connections and individual champions were needed; and concerns over food access and health influenced policy decisions. Legislative actions are important tools to influence the nutrition environment, as long as they are based on local needs and context. PMID:26043301

  7. 78 FR 59956 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-30

    ...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), and Central Washington University have...

  8. 78 FR 59963 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-30

    ...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), and Central Washington University have...

  9. Is the coal industry worth protecting? an examination of the effects of competing advocacy coalitions on implementation of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977

    E-print Network

    Pennington, Michael Sean

    2008-10-10

    IS THE COAL INDUSTRY WORTH PROTECTING? AN EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECTS OF COMPETING ADVOCACY COALITIONS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT (SMCRA) OF 1977 A Dissertation by MICHAEL SEAN PENNINGTON... PROTECTING? AN EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECTS OF COMPETING ADVOCACY COALITIONS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT (SMCRA) OF 1977 A Dissertation by MICHAEL SEAN PENNINGTON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies...

  10. Low toxicity corrosion inhibitors

    SciTech Connect

    Prince, P.; Naraghi, A.R.; Saffer, C.E. [Champion Technologies, Inc., Fresno, TX (United States)

    1996-12-01

    This paper discusses the design and testing of low toxicity corrosion inhibitors. New chemistries have been investigated with respect to corrosion protection and impact on the marine environment. The resulting chemicals, while they are effective corrosion inhibitors, present significant improvements in terms of environmental properties over current products. The discussion includes results of the corrosion inhibition, toxicity, biodegradability and partitioning studies.

  11. Volcanic ash: toxicity to isolated lung cells.

    PubMed

    Castranova, V; Bowman, L; Shreve, J M; Jones, G S; Miles, P R

    1982-02-01

    Samples of volcanic ash from Mount St. Helens were collected from Spokane, Washington, after the major eruption of May 18, 1980. The toxicity of ash to the lung was estimated by monitoring the effects of in vitro and in vivo exposure on various physiological parameters of isolated lung cells. Volcanic ash had little effect on O2 consumption of rabbit type II pneumocytes, O2 consumption or superoxide release of resting rat alveolar macrophages, or membrane integrity of rat alveolar macrophages. Ash also caused no significant lipid peroxidation in rat lung microsomes. However, volcanic ash did inhibit superoxide anion release from zymosan-stimulated rat alveolar macrophages. Since superoxide is an antibacterial substance, this result suggests that exposure to volcanic ash may adversely affect the ability of alveolar macrophages to protect the lung from infection. PMID:6281450

  12. If At First You Don't Succeed…Keep Trying: Strategies to Enhance Coalition/School Partnerships to Implement School-Based Prevention Programming

    PubMed Central

    Fagan, Abigail A.; Brooke-Weiss, Blair; Cady, Rick; Hawkins, J. David

    2009-01-01

    Community-based coalitions have been advocated as a promising mechanism to reduce youth involvement in violence, delinquency, and substance use, but coalitions have not always been successful in ensuring widespread adoption of evidence-based prevention strategies. This paper describes the strategies used by 12 community coalitions to collaborate with schools to select and implement school-based prevention programs, including the barriers to establishing coalition/school partnerships and methods for overcoming these challenges. In this five-year research project, all communities adopted school-based prevention programs. Coalitions helped achieve this outcome by building relationships with school personnel, fostering champions within the school, creating win/win situations in which schools' needs were addressed, and initiating school-based prevention programs as pilot efforts that were later expanded. While success was achieved in all cases, persistent messaging about the importance of youth problem behaviours was needed to overcome schools' concerns about using academic time to teach prevention messages and replacing current practices with unfamiliar programs. Findings from this study can be used by coalitions and prevention scientists that want to partner with schools to reach a large population of students with effective prevention programming. The results are also of value to researchers and practitioners interested in fostering widespread dissemination of other types of evidence-based programs. PMID:20582326

  13. Ammonia and sediment toxicity

    SciTech Connect

    Ogle, R.S.; Hansen, S.R. [S.R. Hansen and Associates, Concord, CA (United States)

    1994-12-31

    Ammonia toxicity to aquatic organisms has received considerable study, with most of these studies focusing on water column organisms. However, with the development and implementation of sediment (and pore water) toxicity tests, the toxicity of ammonia to benthic infauna and other sediment toxicity test organisms has become important, especially since sediment/porewater ammonia occurs at higher concentrations than in the water column. Unfortunately, there has been very little of this type information, especially for marine/estuarine organisms. This laboratory determined the toxicity of ammonia to three key marine/estuarine test organisms: the amphipod Eohaustorius estuarius, the bivalve Mytilus edulis, and the echinoderm Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Because sediment/porewater pH can differ substantially from typical seawater pH, the toxicity evaluations covered a range of pH levels (6, 7, 8, and 9). Eohaustorius results indicate that while Total Ammonia increased in toxicity (measured as EC50) as pH increased (from 460 mg/L at pH 6, to 13 mg/L at pH 9), unionized ammonia toxicity decreased from 0.13 mg/L at pH 6 to 2.8 mg/L at pH 9. The amphipod was much less sensitive to ammonia than were the bivalve and echinoderm, with an unionized ammonia EC50 at pH 8 of 2.14 mg/L relative to 0.43 mg/L for the mussel and 0.13 mg/L for the purple urchin. These results are discussed with respect to design and interpretation of sediment toxicity test results, including an interpretation approach based on partitioning of Toxic Units (TU).

  14. Labor Archives of Washington State

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Recently the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries collaborated with the Harry Bridge Center for Labor Studies to create this rather special digital collection of materials related to Pacific Northwest labor history. It's an impressive endeavor, and visitors can make their way through five topical areas here. The areas include "The I.W.W. in the Pacific Northwest" and "Labor and the New Deal". Each area features a brief introductory essay with embedded links to primary sources relevant to each topic, such as historic photographs, documents, pamphlets, and so on. The website could be effectively used in a labor history course, and it is also does a great job of making much of this material accessible to a wider audience. A search engine and a list of additional resources round out the site.

  15. Eastern Washington University Digital Collections

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Eastern Washington University (EWU) Libraries has been working over the past several years to put a number of collections online, and this website includes some of their latest offerings. The materials are all housed at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library on the EWU campus, and they include "Pacific Railroad Survey Prints" and "Historic Images of Cheney, WA". In the "Pacific Railroad Survey Prints" collection, visitors can browse through 69 items from the 1860 War Department Reports of Explorations and Survey. They present some of the earliest published images of the Northwest, and they will be a true delight to historians and artists. Moving on, the "Women of a Small College Town" collection includes 15 transcriptions of oral history interviews conducted with women from Cheney, which is the home of EWU.

  16. Water Resources of Washington State

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site contains information and water resource data on rivers and streams, ground water, and water quality. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates a satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems, and conducts studies of water resources, such as watersheds and aquifers. These studies help define the quantity and quality of the water, conditions of ecological habitat, and relations to land use and natural features. The site features publications and reports about the data and information from these studies. There is information on USGS projects related to regional water issues such as salmon recovery and the Endangered Species Act; floods, droughts and other natural hazards; and water availability. The site also provides water resource news such as a drought watch section and earthquake news for Washington State.

  17. Washington State biomass data book

    SciTech Connect

    Deshaye, J.A.; Kerstetter, J.D.

    1991-07-01

    This is the first edition of the Washington State Biomass Databook. It assess sources and approximate costs of biomass fuels, presents a view of current users, identifies potential users in the public and private sectors, and lists prices of competing energy resources. The summary describes key from data from the categories listed above. Part 1, Biomass Supply, presents data increasing levels of detail on agricultural residues, biogas, municipal solid waste, and wood waste. Part 2, Current Industrial and Commercial Use, demonstrates how biomass is successfully being used in existing facilities as an alternative fuel source. Part 3, Potential Demand, describes potential energy-intensive public and private sector facilities. Part 4, Prices of Competing Energy Resources, shows current suppliers of electricity and natural gas and compares utility company rates. 49 refs., 43 figs., 72 tabs.

  18. Toxic Shock Syndrome (For Parents)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Sports: Keeping Kids Safe Concussions: What to Know Toxic Shock Syndrome KidsHealth > Parents > Infections > Bacterial & Viral Infections > ... and Treatment When to Call the Doctor About Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a ...

  19. ENGINEERING BULLETIN: BIOLOGICAL TOXICITY TESTING

    EPA Science Inventory

    This Engineering Bulletin is intended to provide site managers with information on ecological assessment and biological toxicity testing, applicability of biological toxicity testing, planning effective biological toxicity assessments, descriptions of test methods, limitations, c...

  20. MOBILIZING COMMUNITIES AROUND HIV PREVENTION FOR YOUTH: HOW THREE COALITIONS APPLIED KEY STRATEGIES TO BRING ABOUT STRUCTURAL CHANGES

    PubMed Central

    Chutuape, Kate S.; Willard, Nancy; Sanchez, Kenia; Straub, Diane M.; Ochoa, Tara N.; Howell, Kourtney; Rivera, Carmen; Ramos, Ibrahim; Ellen, Jonathan M.

    2010-01-01

    Increasingly, HIV prevention efforts must focus on altering features of the social and physical environment to reduce risks associated with HIV acquisition and transmission. Community coalitions provide a vehicle for bringing about sustainable structural changes. This article shares lessons and key strategies regarding how three community coalitions located in Miami and Tampa, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico engaged their respective communities in bringing about structural changes affecting policies, practices and programs related to HIV prevention for 12–24-year-olds. Outcomes of this work include increased access to HIV testing and counseling in the juvenile correctional system (Miami), increased monitoring of sexual abuse between young women and older men within public housing, and support services to deter age discordant relationships (Tampa) and increased access to community-based HIV testing (San Juan). PMID:20166784

  1. 12 CFR 4.4 - Washington office and web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false Washington office and web site. 4.4 Section 4.4 Banks and...Functions § 4.4 Washington office and web site. The Washington office...Washington, DC 20219. The OCC's Web site is at...

  2. 12 CFR 4.4 - Washington office and web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false Washington office and web site. 4.4 Section 4.4 Banks and...Functions § 4.4 Washington office and web site. The Washington office...Washington, DC 20219. The OCC's Web site is at...

  3. 12 CFR 4.4 - Washington office and web site.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false Washington office and web site. 4.4 Section 4.4 Banks and...Functions § 4.4 Washington office and web site. The Washington office...Washington, DC 20219. The OCC's Web site is at...

  4. Energy Matters in Washington State Page 1 Energy Matters

    E-print Network

    Collins, Gary S.

    Energy Matters in Washington State ­ Page 1 Energy Matters in Washington State June 2008 Updated November 2009 Updated and Revised October 2013 Grand Coulee Dam #12;Energy Matters in Washington State ­ Page 2 Copyright © 2013 Washington State University Energy Program. 905 Plum Street SE, P.O. Box 43169

  5. University of Washington 2004-06 General Catalog

    E-print Network

    Kaminsky, Werner

    , and buildings. Located between the shores of Lake Washington and Lake Union, it is in a residential section1 University of Washington 2004-06 General Catalog Founded in 1861, the University of Washington calling. The University of Washington is one of the finest univer- sities in the world. It is also

  6. Reproductive success increases with degree of kinship in cooperative coalitions of female red howler monkeys ( Alouatta seniculus )

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Theresa R. Pope

    2000-01-01

    Evaluation of evolutionary mechanisms proposed to promote cooperative behavior depends on the relative influence of the behavior\\u000a on the reproductive success of individuals, the reproductive success of the group in which they interact behaviorally, and\\u000a the degree of gene correlation among cooperators. The genetic relationship within cooperative coalitions of female red howler\\u000a monkeys was examined for three populations with different

  7. Space-Time Granger Analysis of the War in Iraq: A Study of Coalition and Insurgent Action-Reaction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew M. Linke; Frank D. W. Witmer; John OLoughlin

    2012-01-01

    We investigate insurgent-coalition interaction using the WikiLeaks dataset of Iraq war logs 2004–2009. After a review of existing theoretical interventions on the dynamics of insurgency and presenting a baseline model of violent events, we test a conceptual model of reciprocity using an innovative space-time Granger causality technique. Our estimation procedure retains predicted probabilities of reaction in response to a previous

  8. Reducing disparities for African Americans with diabetes: progress made by the REACH 2010 Charleston and Georgetown Diabetes Coalition.

    PubMed Central

    Jenkins, Carolyn; McNary, Sara; Carlson, Barbara A.; King, Marilyn Givens; Hossler, Charles L.; Magwood, Gayenell; Zheng, Deyi; Hendrix, Katharine; Beck, Lorna Shelton; Linnen, Florene; Thomas, Virginia; Powell, Sheila; Ma'at, Imani

    2004-01-01

    Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH 2010) is a U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstration program that responds to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' goal to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health status by the year 2010. As part of REACH 2010, community projects were funded to develop, implement, and evaluate community action plans to improve health care and outcomes for racial and ethnic populations. This article describes the program and details the progress of the REACH 2010: Charleston and Georgetown Diabetes Coalition in reducing disparities in care. Approaches employed by the Coalition included community development, empowerment, and education related to diabetes; health systems change associated with access, care, and education; and coalition advocacy. Racial disparities were identified for 12,000 African Americans with diabetes in this urban/rural South Carolina community. After 24 months, significant differences that initially ranged from 11% to 28% in African Americans (when compared with whites/others) were not observed on 270 chart audits for A1C, lipid and kidney testing, eye examinations, and blood pressure control. Future efforts will focus on maintaining progress, eliminating other disparities, and identifying the contributions of each intervention in eliminating racial disparities. PMID:15158111

  9. William A. Stein References Cited (858) 220-6876 wstein@math.washington.edu http://sage.math.washington.edu

    E-print Network

    Stein, William

    William A. Stein References Cited (858) 220-6876 wstein@math.washington.edu http://sage://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/ (2005). [10] D. Joyner and W. Stein, Workshop: SAGE Days 1, UC San Diego (February 2006), http://sage.math.washington.edu/sage/days1/. [11] , Workshop: SAGE Days 2, University of Washington (October 2006), http://sage.math.washington.edu/sage

  10. Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in Northeast Washington: 4. mineral industry activity in Washington, 1985-1997

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Boleneus, D.E.; Derkey, R.E.

    2000-01-01

    This report includes a table of 339 sites representing mineral activities for mining and mineral exploration in the State of Washington from 1985 through 1997. The table was primarily compiled from annual reports in Washington Geologic Newsletter and Washington Geology. The information was compiled for use in a weights-of-evidence analysis of mineral resources in northeastern Washington.

  11. A Special Treat Awaits Zoophiles in Washington.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Park, Edwards

    1993-01-01

    Describes the Amazonia exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park, in Washington DC. The exhibit provides an example of the plant and animal life that exist in a tropical rain forest. (MDH)

  12. Haptic Paddle: Getting Started University of Washington

    E-print Network

    1 Haptic Paddle: Getting Started University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering Bio.....................................................................................................................2 Running the Example Code electronics for the haptic paddle. If you don't have a paddle sans firmware, please visit this link to learn

  13. collaboration The University of Washington educates

    E-print Network

    Kaminsky, Werner

    integrity diversity excellence collaboration innovation respect The University of Washington a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship. the office of minority affairs-2008) in order of rank were: Business, Sociology, Political Science, Engineering, Psychology, Communication

  14. University Downtown Center 67 Washington St., Binghamton

    E-print Network

    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Center Bearcats Sports Complex West Gym Innovative Technologies Complex Biotechnology Building Digman Events Center Bearcats Sports Complex West Gym Innovative Technologies Complex BiotechnologyUniversity Downtown Center 67 Washington St., Binghamton ChenangoRiver Riverside Drive Water

  15. The 1932 Veterans' Bonus March on Washington.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Singer, Alan

    1990-01-01

    Illustrates an innovative approach to teaching the 1932 Veterans' Bonus March on Washington DC. The teacher used instructional packets with 1930 nostalgia, the Pete Seeger album, "American Industrial Ballads," and film clips. An instructional guide is included. (GG)

  16. University of Washington Digital Library Initiatives

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of Washington Libraries present this collection of a dozen image databases created as part of an ongoing digital library program. There are ten collections of photographs from University of Washington Special Collections that include views of Seattle dated 1891 - 1940, Harriman's expedition to Alaska in 1899, the Klondike gold rush, and a photo album from 1925 promoting Mount Rainier National Park. There are also two image databases created in collaboration with other groups: 26 images of Jacob Lawrence paintings, with the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonne Project, and the Cities and Buildings Database, 5,000 architectural images, with the University of Washington Architecture Department. All of the databases use the CONTENT software suite developed by the Center for Information Systems Optimization (CISO) at the University of Washington, and so all have the same search interface regardless of the subject. Information about CONTENT is also available at the site.

  17. The Genome Center at Washington University

    SciTech Connect

    Fulton, Bob [Washington University

    2010-06-02

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

  18. Toxic inhalational exposures.

    PubMed

    Chen, Tze-Ming Benson; Malli, Harjoth; Maslove, David M; Wang, Helena; Kuschner, Ware G

    2013-01-01

    Respirable toxicants are a spectrum of irritant and nonirritant gases, vapors, fumes, and airborne particles that can be entrained into the body through the respiratory tract, resulting in exposures that cause pulmonary injury and/or systemic disease. Sources of respirable toxicants include structural fires, industrial accidents, domestic mishaps, and intentional releases of injurious agents on the battleground (warfare) or in civilian settings (acts of terrorism). Acute toxic inhalational exposures may result in respiratory failure, multisystem organ dysfunction, and death. Management of victims includes assessment and protection of the airway, monitoring and treatment of systemic toxicity, and delivery of exposure-specific and nonspecific therapies that improve outcomes. Treatments may include antidotes, hyperbaric oxygen, and other nonspecific life-supporting interventions. PMID:22232204

  19. Aspects of aluminum toxicity

    SciTech Connect

    Hewitt, C.D.; Savory, J.; Wills, M.R. (Univ. of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville (USA))

    1990-06-01

    Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust. The widespread occurrence of aluminum, both in the environment and in foodstuffs, makes it virtually impossible for man to avoid exposure to this metal ion. Attention was first drawn to the potential role of aluminum as a toxic metal over 50 years ago, but was dismissed as a toxic agent as recently as 15 years ago. The accumulation of aluminum, in some patients with chronic renal failure, is associated with the development of toxic phenomena; dialysis encephalopathy, osteomalacic dialysis osteodystrophy, and an anemia. Aluminum accumulation also occurs in patients who are not on dialysis, predominantly infants and children with immature or impaired renal function. Aluminum has also been implicated as a toxic agent in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease, Guamiam amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and parkinsonism-dementia. 119 references.

  20. Toxic shock syndrome

    MedlinePLUS

    ... by a toxin produced by some types of Staphylococcus bacteria. A similar problem, called toxic shock-like ... men. Risk factors include: Recent childbirth Infection with Staphylococcus aureus ( S. aureus ), commonly called a Staph infection Foreign ...

  1. BIOMARKERS OF REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Identification and verification of anatomical, endocrine, cellular and molecular biomarkers is crucial for successful clinical diagnosis and treatment of toxicity and disease, as well as basic toxicological, epidemiological and other research. Various in situ biomarkers of repro...

  2. Consensus Report of the Coalition for Clinical Research—Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose

    PubMed Central

    Klonoff, David C.; Bergenstal, Richard; Blonde, Lawrence; Boren, Suzanne Austin; Church, Timothy S.; Gaffaney, Jenifer; Jovanovi?, Lois; Kendall, David M.; Kollman, Craig; Kovatchev, Boris P.; Leippert, Claudia; DDG, Diabetesberaterin; Owens, David R.; Polonsky, William H.; Reach, Gérard; Renard, Eric; Riddell, Michael C.; Rubin, Richard R.; Schnell, Oliver; Siminiero, Linda M.; Vigersky, Robert A.; Wilson, Darrell M.; Wollitzer, Alison Okada

    2008-01-01

    The Coalition for Clinical Research—Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Scientific Board, a group of nine academic clinicians and scientists from the United States and Europe, convened in San Francisco, California, on June 11–12, 2008, to discuss the appropriate uses of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and the measures necessary to accurately assess the potential benefit of this practice in noninsulin-treated type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Thirteen consultants from the United States, Europe, and Canada from academia, practice, and government also participated and contributed based on their fields of expertise. These experts represent a range of disciplines that include adult endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology, health education, mathematics, statistics, psychology, nutrition, exercise physiology, and nursing. This coalition was organized by Diabetes Technology Management, Inc. Among the participants, there was consensus that: protocols assessing the performance of SMBG in noninsulin treated T2DM must provide the SMBG intervention subjects with blood glucose (BG) goals and instructions on how to respond to BG data in randomized controlled trials (RCTs);intervention subjects in clinical trials of SMBG-driven interventions must aggressively titrate their therapeutic responses or lifestyle changes in response to hyperglycemia;control subjects in clinical trials of SMBG must be isolated from SMBG-driven interventions and not be contaminated by physician experience with study subjects receiving a SMBG intervention;the best endpoints to measure in a clinical trial of SMBG in T2DM include delta Hemoglobin A1c levels, hyperglycemic events, hypoglycemic events, time to titrate noninsulin therapy to a maximum necessary dosage, and quality of life indices;either individual randomization or cluster randomization may be appropriate methods for separating control subjects from SMBG intervention subjects, provided that precautions are taken to avoid bias and that the sample size is adequate;treatment algorithms for assessing SMBG in T2DM may include a dietary, exercise, and/or medication intervention, which are all titratable according to the SMBG values;the medical literature contains very little information about the performance of SMBG in T2DM from RCTs in which treatment algorithms were used for dysglycemic values; andresearch on the performance of SMBG in T2DM based on sound scientific principles and clinical practices is needed at this time. PMID:19885292

  3. Recurrent amiodarone pulmonary toxicity.

    PubMed

    Chendrasekhar, A; Barke, R A; Druck, P

    1996-01-01

    Amiodarone, a widely used antiarrhythmic drug, is associated with pulmonary toxicity, with an estimated mortality of 1% to 33%. Standard treatment for amiodarone pulmonary toxicity (APT) has been discontinuance of the drug and steroid therapy. We report a case of APT that recurred after withdrawal of steroids and failed to respond to reinstatement of steroid therapy. Recurrent APT is a rare clinical entity that has been reported only twice in recent literature. PMID:8545700

  4. Toxic & Harmful Algal Blooms

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Teaching unit investigates differences between toxic and non-toxic harmful algal blooms (HABs), where they occur in U.S. waters, causative phytoplankton species, technologies for detecting blooms, which organisms in the food web are affected and how, effects of specific toxins on humans. Five lessons contain: background and glossary; instructions for classroom and lab activities; online data; web links for further study. Lessons are aligned to teaching standards.

  5. AQUATIC TOXICITY OF TRICLOSAN

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David R. Orvos; Donald J. Versteeg; Josef Inauen; Marie Capdevielle; Arthur Rothenstein; Virginia Cunningham

    2002-01-01

    The aquatic toxicity of triclosan (TCS), a chlorinated biphenyl ether used as an antimicrobial in consumer products, was studied with activated-sludge microorganisms, algae, invertebrates, and fish. Triclosan, a compound used for inhibiting microbial growth, was not toxic to wastewater microorganisms at concentrations less than aqueous solubility. The 48-h Daphnia magna median effective concentration (EC50) was 390 mg\\/L and the 96-h

  6. Mechanisms of ouabain toxicity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Raphael C. Valente; Luiz S. Capella; Robson Q. Monteiro; Vivian M. Rumjanek; Aníbal G. Lopes; Márcia A. M. Capella

    2003-01-01

    The suggested involvement of ouabain in hypertension raised the need for a better understanding of its cellular action, but the mechanisms of ouabain toxicity are only now being uncovered. In the present study, we show that reduced glutathione (GSH) protected ouabain-sensitive (OS) cells from ouabain-induced toxicity and that the inhibition of GSH synthesis by D,L-buthionine- (S,R)-sulfoximine (BSO) sensitized ouabain-resistant (OR)

  7. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Outmigrant Juvenile Chinook Salmon from the Lower Columbia River and Estuary and Puget Sound, Washington

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    Catherine A. Sloan; Bernadita F. Anulacion; Jennie L. Bolton; Daryle Boyd; O. Paul Olson; Sean Y. Sol; Gina M. Ylitalo; Lyndal L. Johnson

    2010-01-01

    Previous studies have examined the presence, distribution, and concentrations of toxic contaminants in two major waterways\\u000a in the Pacific Northwest: the lower Columbia River and Estuary (LCR&E) and Puget Sound, Washington. However, those studies\\u000a have not reported on the levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in juvenile Chinook salmon (Onchorynchus tshawytscha). Populations of Chinook salmon from the LCR&E and Puget

  8. apoE ISOFORMS AFFECT NEURONAL N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE CALCIUM RESPONSES AND TOXICITY VIA RECEPTOR-MEDIATED

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    Hayar, Abdallah

    apoE ISOFORMS AFFECT NEURONAL N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE CALCIUM RESPONSES AND TOXICITY VIA RECEPTOR, Georgetown University, 3970 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20057-1464, USA Abstract--Apolipoprotein E (apoE examined the effects of recombinant human apoE3 and apoE4 on the neuronal calcium response to N- methyl

  9. Predicting the acute toxicity of copper in freshwater sediments: Evaluation of the role of acid-volatile sulfide

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    Gerald T. Ankley; Vincent R. Mattson; Edward N. Leonard; Corlis W. West; Jon L. Bennett

    1993-01-01

    Acid-volatile sulfide (AVS) has been proposed as an important partitioning phase determining the bioavailability of cationic metals in sediments. The objective of this research was to evaluate the role of AVS in determining copper toxicity in sediments from two sites heavily contaminated with copper: Steilacoom Lake, Washington, and the Keweenaw Watershed, Michigan. Sediments from the two sites were used in

  10. Sediment toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) studies at marine sites suspected of ordnance contamination.

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    Carr, R S; Nipper, M; Biedenbach, J M; Hooten, R L; Miller, K; Saepoff, S

    2001-10-01

    A sediment quality assessment survey and subsequent toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) study was conducted at several sites in Puget Sound, Washington. The sites were previously suspected of contamination with ordnance compounds. The initial survey employed sea urchin porewater toxicity tests to locate the most toxic stations. Sediments from the most toxic stations were selected for comprehensive chemical analyses. Based on the combined information from the toxicity and chemical data, three adjacent stations in Ostrich Bay were selected for the TIE study. The results of the phase I TIE suggested that organics and metals were primarily responsible for the observed toxicity in the sea urchin fertilization test. In addition to these contaminants, ammonia was also contributing to the toxicity for the sea urchin embryological development test. The phase II TIE study isolated the majority of the toxicity in the fraction containing nonpolar organics with high log K(ow), but chemical analyses failed to identify a compound present at a concentration high enough to be responsible for the observed toxicity. The data suggest that some organic or organometallic contaminant(s) that were not included in the comprehensive suite of chemical analyses caused the observed toxicological responses. PMID:11503066

  11. Cryoprotectant toxicity neutralization.

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    Fahy, Gregory M

    2010-07-01

    Cryoprotectant toxicity is a fundamental limiting factor for the successful cryopreservation of living systems by both freezing and vitrification, and the ability to negate it would be attractive. Past attempts to demonstrate "cryoprotectant toxicity neutralization" (CTN) have had many ups and downs. First convincingly introduced by Baxter and Lathe in 1971, the concept that certain amides can block toxic effects of dimethyl sulfoxide (Me(2)SO) was contradicted by direct experiments in 1990. But in 1995, the opposite mode of CTN, in which Me(2)SO blocked the damaging effects of formamide, was robustly demonstrated. Recent experiments have verified the original 1995 results and extended them to urea and acetamide, but no CTN was detected for N-methylamides (N-methylformamide, N,N-dimethylformamide, and N-methylacetamide). On the theory that the latter amides and acetamide might serve as low-toxicity structural analogs of formamide, urea, or Me(2)SO, competition experiments were carried out between them and formamide or urea, but CTN was not observed for these amide-amide systems. The idea that the N-methylamides might have non-specific rather than specific toxicity was supported by the fact that the concentrations of these amides that cause toxicity are similar to the concentrations that denature model proteins. Clear examples of neutralization of the toxicity of glycerol, propylene glycol, ethylene glycol, or Me(2)SO are presently lacking, but effects of the latter that depend on sulfhydryl oxidation have been reversed with reducing agents. In summary, CTN is a useful phenomenon with significant theoretical and practical implications. PMID:19501081

  12. WASHINGTON TECHNICAL INSTITUTE WASHINGTON, D. C. 20008 WRRC REPORT NO. 5

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    District of Columbia, University of the

    WASHINGTON TECHNICAL INSTITUTE WASHINGTON, D. C. 20008 WRRC REPORT NO. 5 FEASIBILITY OF ALUM SLUDGE RECLAMATION M. L. GOLDMAN F. WATSON WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH CENTER #12;FEASIBILITY OF ALUM SLUDGE RECLAMATION consultation on alum sludge. Mr. Malcolm Hope and Mr. Alan Cassell of the D. C. Department of Environmental

  13. Ontogenetic Diet Shifts of Prickly Sculpin in the Lake Washington Basin, Washington

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    Roger A. Tabor; Eric J. Warner; Kurt L. Fresh; Brian A. Footen; Jeffrey R. Chan

    2007-01-01

    We studied the ontogenetic diet shifts of prickly sculpin Cottus asper (the largest North American freshwater cottid) in the Lake Washington basin from a variety of habitat types, including fluvial and lacustrine. In all habitats, prickly sculpin progressively shifted to larger prey, such as fish and crayfish (Decapoda), as they increased in size. In offshore areas of Lake Washington, amphipods

  14. Using the Sediment Quality Triad to characterize baseline conditions in the Anacostia River, Washington, DC, USA.

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    McGee, Beth L; Pinkney, Alfred E; Velinsky, David J; Ashley, Jeffrey T F; Fisher, Daniel J; Ferrington, Leonard C; Norberg-King, Teresa J

    2009-09-01

    The Sediment Quality Triad (SQT) consists of complementary measures of sediment chemistry, benthic community structure, and sediment toxicity. We applied the SQT at 20 stations in the tidal portion of the Anacostia River from Bladensburg, MD to Washington, DC to establish a baseline of conditions to evaluate the effects of management actions. Sediment toxicity was assessed using 10-day survival and growth tests with the freshwater amphipod, Hyalella azteca and the midge, Chironomus dilutus. Triplicate grabs were taken at each station for benthic community analysis and the Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity (B-IBI) was used to interpret the data. Only one station, #92, exhibited toxicity related to sediment contamination. Sediments from this station significantly inhibited growth of both test species, had the highest concentrations of contaminants, and had a degraded benthic community, indicated by a B-IBI of less than 3. Additional sediment from this station was tested and sediment toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) procedures tentatively characterized organic compounds as the cause of toxicity. Overall, forty percent of the stations were classified as degraded by the B-IBI. However, qualitative and quantitative comparisons with sediment quality benchmarks indicated no clear relationship between benthic community health and contaminant concentrations. This study provides a baseline for assessing the effectiveness of management actions in the Anacostia River. PMID:18677546

  15. Toxicity of lunar dust

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    Linnarsson, Dag; Carpenter, James; Fubini, Bice; Gerde, Per; Karlsson, Lars L.; Loftus, David J.; Prisk, G. Kim; Staufer, Urs; Tranfield, Erin M.; van Westrenen, Wim

    2012-12-01

    The formation, composition and physical properties of lunar dust are incompletely characterised with regard to human health. While the physical and chemical determinants of dust toxicity for materials such as asbestos, quartz, volcanic ashes and urban particulate matter have been the focus of substantial research efforts, lunar dust properties, and therefore lunar dust toxicity may differ substantially. In this contribution, past and ongoing work on dust toxicity is reviewed, and major knowledge gaps that prevent an accurate assessment of lunar dust toxicity are identified. Finally, a range of studies using ground-based, low-gravity, and in situ measurements is recommended to address the identified knowledge gaps. Because none of the curated lunar samples exist in a pristine state that preserves the surface reactive chemical aspects thought to be present on the lunar surface, studies using this material carry with them considerable uncertainty in terms of fidelity. As a consequence, in situ data on lunar dust properties will be required to provide ground truth for ground-based studies quantifying the toxicity of dust exposure and the associated health risks during future manned lunar missions.

  16. What Renders TAU Toxic

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    Götz, Jürgen; Xia, Di; Leinenga, Gerhard; Chew, Yee Lian; Nicholas, Hannah R.

    2013-01-01

    TAU is a microtubule-associated protein that under pathological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) forms insoluble, filamentous aggregates. When 20?years after TAU’s discovery the first TAU transgenic mouse models were established, one declared goal that was achieved was the modeling of authentic TAU aggregate formation in the form of neurofibrillary tangles. However, as we review here, it has become increasingly clear that TAU causes damage much before these filamentous aggregates develop. In fact, because TAU is a scaffolding protein, increased levels and an altered subcellular localization (due to an increased insolubility and impaired clearance) result in the interaction of TAU with cellular proteins with which it would otherwise either not interact or do so to a lesser degree, thereby impairing their physiological functions. We specifically discuss the non-axonal localization of TAU, the role phosphorylation has in TAU toxicity and how TAU impairs mitochondrial functions. A major emphasis is on what we have learned from the four available TAU knock-out models in mice, and the knock-out of the TAU/MAP2 homolog PTL-1 in worms. It has been proposed that in human pathological conditions such as AD, a rare toxic TAU species exists which needs to be specifically removed to abrogate TAU’s toxicity and restore neuronal functions. However, what is toxic in one context may not be in another, and simply reducing, but not fully abolishing TAU levels may be sufficient to abrogate TAU toxicity. PMID:23772223

  17. Collaborating for consensus: Considerations for convening Coalition stakeholders to promote a gender-based approach to addressing the health needs of sex workers.

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    Silverman, Basha; Champney, Joanna; Steber, Sara-Ann; Zubritsky, Cynthia

    2015-08-01

    Women involved in sex work experience myriad challenges, such as poverty, illiteracy, low social status and gender inequity, as they struggle to access healthcare. These challenges place them at high risk for poor health outcomes. The purpose of this article is to describe the formation of a strong cross-system Coalition representing both the criminal justice and healthcare systems to address the health needs of sex workers in Delaware. The Delaware Coalition for Health and Justice implemented a Coalition-building strategy to design interventions and streamline systems to promote health and reduce criminal justice contact for sex workers. The sequential intercept model was utilized to organize Coalition membership and build consensus among varied stakeholders. The model assisted the Coalition in understanding differing primary objectives for key system programs, recognizing the limitations and barriers of each stakeholder group, sharing findings and discovering opportunities for partnership, and engaging stakeholders in designing and providing a comprehensive "systems" approach. This work suggests that aligning the criminal justice, healthcare, and community social services in a systemic process to build consensus can result in the implementation of effective systems change initiatives that address gender disparities and promote the health of justice-involved women. PMID:25559949

  18. Toxic Chemical System (TCS)

    SciTech Connect

    Del Gandio, P.

    1994-09-01

    The Toxic Chemical System (TCS) will have the capacity to process chemical data, calculate chemical formulas, and format the data into the United States (US) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting Form R of Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), hereafter be referred to as ``Form R.`` The filing of this form is required of all industries which manufacture, process or otherwise use any EPA listed chemicals in quantities in excess of their threshold planning quantities (TPQ). Facilities required to file the Form R must report the quantities of both routine and accidental releases of listed toxic chemicals on-site during the calendar year and the amount contained in waste products transferred off-site. This paper describes a specialized computer system designed for regulatory compliance.

  19. Fredrickson Park: From Toxic Hazard to Community Science Education Center

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Craft, R. P.; Warren, J.; Bridges, P. J.; Gilot, G.; St. Clair, P.; Sakimoto, P. J.

    2008-06-01

    Fredrickson Park is an on-going venture, the result of collaborative planning and development in South Bend, Indiana. This city park lies within a low-income residential neighborhood not far from the University of Notre Dame and until recently was a casual dump, an eye-sore, and a toxic hazard. Through a unique coalition of community organizations, the area has been converted to a prairie-ecosystem park available for community use, has become the home of the administrative offices of the Boy Scouts of America-LaSalle Council, and is the pilot site for curriculum-based field trips for children in the South Bend Community Schools with Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Indiana University-South Bend students assisting. Priority plans include enhanced nature and physical fitness trails with expanded earth and space science inquiry stations for school, Scout, and community use. In addition, a scale model of the Solar System is planned to start at the park and extend into the heart of the city. Fredrickson Park is a community success serving South Bend students and families through formal and informal science education.

  20. 78 FR 44595 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...

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    2013-07-24

    ...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), has completed an inventory of human...

  1. 78 FR 64006 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...

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    2013-10-25

    ...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), has completed an inventory of human...

  2. 77 FR 51564 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...

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    2012-08-24

    ...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, has completed an...

  3. 78 FR 59955 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...

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    2013-09-30

    ...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), has completed an inventory of human...

  4. 76 FR 28806 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...

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    2011-05-18

    ...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, has completed an...

  5. 78 FR 50109 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum...

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    ...Items: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), in consultation with the appropriate...

  6. 78 FR 50443 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...

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    2013-08-19

    ...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), has completed an inventory of human...

  7. Digital Encyclopedia: George Washington's Mount Vernon

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    What was George Washington's life like at Mount Vernon? This frequent question is answered in fine form by this Digital Encyclopedia, compiled by a variety of scholars in collaboration with the Mount Vernon Estate. It is particularly appropriate that there is such a copious compendium of facts on the goings-on at Mt. Vernon, as Washington was enamored of encyclopedias during his life. Drawing on a range of primary sources, this project brings together hundreds of entries divided into over a dozen topics, including Military, Slavery, Food and Drink, and Animals. The Personal area is quite compelling, as it includes entries on Barbados, smallpox and, of course, the celebrated myths surrounding Washington's false teeth.

  8. Biomass groups: 13 April 2012 H222c Ener&Env 1. Gillian kenagyg@u.washington.edu , kenagyg@u.washington.edu

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    mjyoung@u.washington.edu 2. Leslie lhedwards2@gmail.com , leslie2@u.washington.edu Addy adairpc@u.washington.edu Sherrie sherrieh@u.washington.edu, hsu.sherrie@gmail.com ! 3. Lisa lisakand@gmail.com , lisakand@u.washington.edu Madhu madhurap@u.washington.edu Leah leah.caglio@gmail.com , leaharc@u.washington.edu Katy houckk2@u

  9. Toxics and Health

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    Physicians for Social Responsibility

    This site presents information about the staggering amount of toxic chemicals in our environment and some of their adverse heath effects, such as endocrine disruption, cancer, and neurodevelopmental effects. The site focuses on persistent organic pollutants, pesticides, heavy metals, hazardous waste, phthalates, and hospital wastes such as dioxin and mercury. The site also features links to current related news and additional chemical health resources.

  10. MICROBIAL TOXICITY STUDIES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The chapter cites examples of the common methods used to determine the toxicity of chemicals to bacteria. It covers only the most common methods, particularly those that are easy to perform. Numerous literature citations have been included to help illustrate how a method is used ...

  11. Toxic Popcorn Design Challenge

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-05-23

    In this activity, learners explore the engineering design process (EDP)—the process engineers use to solve design challenges. Learners work in teams to solve the challenge by designing both a product and process to safely remove “toxic” popcorn and save the city.

  12. Toxic or Not?

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-01-01

    This "Environmental Health Hazards" module has five instructional units. Follow the links above in order. Each lesson contains study material for one day along with a "Slime Sleuths at Toxic Island" activity. This game helps you discover how common some environmental health hazards can be.

  13. NEW HAVEN TOXICS INVENTORY

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA will be working with the New Haven Department of Health to collect data and create an inventory of toxic air pollutants in the New Haven area. Under section 112 of the Clean Air Act, EPA and cities and states are required to reduce cancer and non-cancer health risks in urb...

  14. Streptococcal Toxic Shock syndrome.

    PubMed

    Krishna, Vidya; Sankaranarayan, Shuba; Sivaraman, Rajakumar Padur; Prabaharan, Krithika

    2014-09-01

    Streptococcal Toxic Shock syndrome (STSS) is a serious complication caused by exotoxins of Group A Streptococcus (GAS). It presents with fulminant shock and rash, is rapidly progressive with Multi-Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS) and requires aggressive therapy with fluids, antibiotics and source control. PMID:24297338

  15. Role of neonicotinyl insecticides in Washington apple integrated pest management. Part I. Control of lepidopteran pests

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    Brunner, J. F.; Beers, E. H.; Dunley, J. E.; Doerr, M.; Granger, K.

    2005-01-01

    Three neonicotinyl insecticides, acetamiprid, thiacloprid and clothianidin, were evaluated for their impact on four species of lepidopteran pests of apple in Washington, the codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), the Pandemis leafroller, Pandemis pyrusana Kearfott, and the obliquebanded leafroller, Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris), and Lacanobia subjuncta (Grote & Robinson). None of the neonicotinyl insecticides demonstrated sufficient activity against P. pyrusana, C. rosaceana, or L. subjuncta to warrant field trials. Conversely, all had some activity against one or more stages of C. pomonella. Acetamiprid was highly toxic to larvae in laboratory bioassays, and had relatively long activity of field-aged residues (21 days). It also showed some toxicity to C. pomonella eggs (via topical exposure) and adults. Acetamiprid provided the highest level of fruit protection from C. pomonella attack in field trials conducted over five years in experimental orchards with extremely high codling moth pressure. Thiacloprid performed similarly in bioassays, but fruit protection in field trials was slightly lower than acetamiprid. Clothianidin showed moderate to high toxicity in bioassays, depending on the C. pomonella stage tested, but poor fruit protection from attack in field trials. None of the neonicotinyl insecticides were as toxic to larvae or effective in protecting fruit as the current standard organophosphate insecticide used for C. pomonella control, azinphosmethyl. However, both acetamiprid and thiacloprid should provide acceptable levels of C. pomonella control in commercial orchards where densities are much lower than in the experimental orchards used for our trials. The advantages and disadvantages of the neonicotinyl insecticides as replacements for the organophosphate insecticides and their role in a pest management system for Washington apple orchards are discussed. Abbreviation: MFR Maximum field rate PMID:16341246

  16. 13. WASHINGTON ST., LOT NO. 20, (COMMERCIAL BUILDING), NORTH FRONT ...

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

    13. WASHINGTON ST., LOT NO. 20, (COMMERCIAL BUILDING), NORTH FRONT (ALSO SHOWING NORTH SIDE OF LOT #21, SOUTH MAIN ST.) - South Main Street, Block 43 (Commercial Buildings), South Main & Washington Streets, South Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT

  17. Directory of Nonpublic Schools. State of Washington. 1977-1978.

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    Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.

    As well as listing private schools, preschool through high school, in the state of Washington, this directory lists the members of the Washington State Non-public Education Advisory Committee and the administrators of private school districts. (IRT)

  18. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF COMPANYBUILT HOUSING ON EAST SIDE OF WASHINGTON ...

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    PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF COMPANY-BUILT HOUSING ON EAST SIDE OF WASHINGTON AVENUE, VIEWED FROM FRANKLIN AVENUE LOOKING NORTH - Apollo Iron & Steel Works, Company Housing, West of Washington & Lincoln Avenues, Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, PA

  19. NEW YORK TOWER OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE LOOKING EAST ...

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    NEW YORK TOWER OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE LOOKING EAST DOWN THE NEW YORK APPROACHES - George Washington Bridge, Spanning Hudson River between Manhattan & Fort Lee, NJ, New York, New York County, NY

  20. View of inside second floor stairwell of George Washington Junior ...

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    View of inside second floor stairwell of George Washington Junior High School looking at double doors, facing north. - George Washington Junior High School, 707 Columbus Drive, Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL

  1. Photocopy of original blackandwhite silver gelatin print, VIEW FROM WASHINGTON ...

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    Photocopy of original black-and-white silver gelatin print, VIEW FROM WASHINGTON MONUMENT, October 3, 1929, photography Commercial Photo - Internal Revenue Service Headquarters Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  2. 3. Photocopy of photograph (from Hilyard R. Robinson, architect Washington, ...

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    3. Photocopy of photograph (from Hilyard R. Robinson, architect Washington, D.C.) ca. 1941, Photographer unknown WEST AND SOUTH FACADES - Ralph J. Bunche House, 1510 Jackson Street Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  3. Got low-fat milk? How a community-based coalition changed school milk policy in New York City.

    PubMed

    Golub, Maxine; Charlop, Megan; Groisman-Perelstein, Adriana Estela; Ruddock, Charmaine; Calman, Neil

    2011-01-01

    In 2006, New York City, the largest school district in the country, eliminated whole milk and reduced the availability of sweetened milk in 1,579 schools. Despite pressure from the American Dairy Council, skepticism from school food administrators and elected officials, and the difficulties inherent in changing a system that serves 120,000,000 containers of milk per year, a community-led coalition prevailed. This article describes how parents, educational leaders, advocates, and health professionals collaborated to educate school children and their families to choose low-fat milk, and created change at a system, policy, and environmental level to promote health in the community. PMID:21160330

  4. Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant technical background document for toxics best available control technology demonstration

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    none,

    1992-10-01

    This document provides information on toxic air pollutant emissions to support the Notice of Construction for the proposed Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) to be built at the the Department of Energy Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. Because approval must be received prior to initiating construction of the facility, state and federal Clean Air Act Notices of construction are being prepared along with necessary support documentation.

  5. 76 FR 16323 - Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington; Continuance Referendum

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    2011-03-23

    ...AMS-FV-11-0010; FV11-946-1 CR] Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington; Continuance Referendum...be conducted among eligible Washington potato growers to determine whether they favor...order regulating the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Washington. DATES: The...

  6. 2004 INDEX OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRI-CITIES, WASHINGTON

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    2004 INDEX OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRI-CITIES, WASHINGTON JULY 2004 #12;PNNL-SA-42092 2004 INDEX OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRI-CITIES, WASHINGTON July 2004 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 98352 #12;Tri-Cities Innovation and Technology Index 2004 2 Dear Reader

  7. The Computer Science teaching Laboratory at the University of Washington

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Earl Hunt

    1970-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to describe the Computer Science Laboratory at the University of Washington, explain how it is run, and to examine both its benefits and costs to the University. In order to do so, it is necessary to discuss briefly the University of Washington itself. The University of Washington is a very large, single-campus, state university.

  8. Late Quaternary history of Washington Land, North Greenland OLE BENNIKE

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    Ingólfsson, Ólafur

    Late Quaternary history of Washington Land, North Greenland OLE BENNIKE Bennike, O. 2002 (September): Late Quaternary history of Washington Land, North Greenland. Boreas, Vol. 31, 260­272. Oslo. ISSN 0300-9483. During the last glacial stage, Washington Land in western North Greenland was probably completely inun

  9. new in Art And Art history UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON PRESS

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    Manchak, John

    new in Art And Art history UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON PRESS #12;www.washington.edu/uwpress ebooks availableUniversity of Washington Press new in art and art history ART HISTORY PUBLICATION INITIATIVE funded.00 hardcover, 9780295991542 ART BY THE BOOK Painting Manuals and the Leisure Life in Late Ming China J. p. park

  10. Key Facts about Higher Education in Washington. 2012

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    Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2012

    2012-01-01

    "Key Facts about Higher Education in Washington" provides vital data to chart higher education's progress and challenges. First published in 2002 by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, this annual report highlights "Key Facts" about Washington's postsecondary institutions--including faculty, students,…

  11. The Washington Monument: Tribute in Stone. Teaching with Historic Places.

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    Kopin, Stephanie A.

    The Washington Monument (District of Columbia) is one of the most recognizable structures in the United States. Its prominence comes because it commemorates George Washington, who remains one of this country's most admired leaders. The history of the monument reflects Washington's contributions to the development of the United States and shows how…

  12. Parking for and access to the Washington Heights Arboretum

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    Shyy, Wei

    Parking for and access to the Washington Heights Arboretum entrance (Peony Garden; Shakespeare) and turn left on Washington Heights (east) to the entrance of the Arboretum. (approximately a 15 minute Drive to the junction at Washington Heights, turn left and follow this to the Arboretum entrance. (10

  13. Washington Park Arboretum Presentation to the SR 520

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    Borenstein, Elhanan

    to another #12;· Lake Washington Blvd. separates the Arboretum in two. · Traffic is estimated Garden. · We prefer any option that reduces traffic on Lake Washington Blvd. · Another crossing bridge is needed at the south end of the Arboretum. Traffic Impacts on Lake Washington Blvd. #12;Mitigation

  14. 2012 -2013Edited May 2013 University of Washington

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    Anderson, Richard

    Graduate Student Handbook 2012 - 2013Edited May 2013 University of Washington #12;INTRODUCTION Of Washington Handbook, the University of Washington Bulletin and Graduate School Memoranda. As a discipline, Harborview Medical Center Research and Training Building, the Brotman Building (South Lake Union

  15. 29 CFR 2.2 - Employees attached to Washington office.

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    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Employees attached to Washington office. 2.2 Section 2.2 Labor...General § 2.2 Employees attached to Washington office. No person who has been...of the Department and attached to the Washington office of any bureau, board,...

  16. 29 CFR 2.2 - Employees attached to Washington office.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 true Employees attached to Washington office. 2.2 Section 2.2 Labor...General § 2.2 Employees attached to Washington office. No person who has been...of the Department and attached to the Washington office of any bureau, board,...

  17. 33 CFR 117.1051 - Lake Washington Ship Canal.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Lake Washington Ship Canal. 117.1051 Section 117.1051 Navigation and Navigable...Requirements Washington § 117.1051 Lake Washington Ship Canal. (a) When fog prevails by day or by night, the...

  18. 33 CFR 117.1051 - Lake Washington Ship Canal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Lake Washington Ship Canal. 117.1051 Section 117.1051 Navigation and Navigable...Requirements Washington § 117.1051 Lake Washington Ship Canal. (a) When fog prevails by day or by night, the...

  19. 33 CFR 117.1051 - Lake Washington Ship Canal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Lake Washington Ship Canal. 117.1051 Section 117.1051 Navigation and Navigable...Requirements Washington § 117.1051 Lake Washington Ship Canal. (a) When fog prevails by day or by night, the...

  20. Antioxidant nutrients and adriamycin toxicity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    José L Quiles; Jesús R Huertas; Maurizio Battino; José Mataix; M. Carmen Ram??rez-Tortosa

    2002-01-01

    The anthracycline antibiotic adriamycin (doxorubicin) is one of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents against a wide variety of cancers. However, its use is seriously limited by the development in the heart of acute and chronic toxic effects. Mechanisms of action and toxicity of adriamycin are briefly revised in this review. Among followed strategies to attenuate adriamycin toxicity are dosage optimisation,

  1. Toxic and Harmful Algal Blooms

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Bigelow Laboratory

    Primarily through the use of engaging graphics, this resource outlines where Toxic and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) occur in U.S. waters. It also addresses the differences between toxic and non-toxic HABs, which organisms in the food web are affected, how specific toxins work and the symptoms associated with them, and the causative phytoplankton species.

  2. TOXICITY SCREENING WITH ZEBRAFISH ASSAY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The proposed toxicity screening will help EPA to prioritize chemicals for further testing, and it may also alert chemical manufacturers that some of their commercial products may be toxic. The proposed toxicity pathway studies will improve the research community’s abi...

  3. The Future of Toxicity Testing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Melvin E. Andersen; Mustafa Al-Zoughool; Maxine Croteau; Margit Westphal; Daniel Krewski

    2010-01-01

    In 2007, the U.S. National Research Council (NRC) released a report, “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy,” that proposes a paradigm shift for toxicity testing of environmental agents. The vision is based on the notion that exposure to environmental agents leads to adverse health outcomes through the perturbation of toxicity pathways that are operative in

  4. Washington University in St. Louis Washington, DC 5/16/07

    E-print Network

    Arthur, R. Martin

    /16/07 In VivoIn Vivo StudiesStudies Performed on nude mice attached to submerged angled tray bilaterally in a manner similar to that for in vitro experiments Nude Mouse: ti102 spine femur #12;Washington University

  5. Washington and Lee University Faculty Handbook

    E-print Network

    Marsh, David

    includes revised language in the Family and Medical Leave Policy) This version of the Faculty HandbookWashington and Lee University Faculty Handbook July 1, 2009 (Includes minor changes approved by the Faculty November 2, 2009 and a Bylaw change approved by the Board of Trustees on February 5, 2010. Also

  6. Washington and Lee University Faculty Handbook

    E-print Network

    Marsh, David

    Washington and Lee University Faculty Handbook July 1, 2010 (Includes changes approved by the faculty in November, 2010) This version of the Faculty Handbook includes changes approved during the 2009-10 academic year. The Handbook contains information and language that comes from a variety of sources

  7. Washington and Lee University Faculty Handbook

    E-print Network

    Marsh, David

    Washington and Lee University Faculty Handbook July 1, 2010 This version of the Faculty Handbook includes changes approved during the 2009-10 academic year. The Handbook contains information and language consultation with faculty committees and other members of the university community. Those policies must conform

  8. Crisis Communications Plan University of Washington

    E-print Network

    Yetisgen-Yildiz, Meliha

    describes the role of the University of Washington Police Department (UWPD), Media Relations-making procedures of the university. Elements should be tested annually in conjunction with campus-wide emergency Team comprises people whose organizations may play a critical role in addressing the crisis, including

  9. Professor Miguel Lejeune1 George Washington University

    E-print Network

    Lin, Xiaodong

    Lejeune is an Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences at the George Washington University (GWU). Prior/research interests include Stochastic Programming, Financial Risk, Large-Scale Applied Optimization. He has published Office. He also received the Royal Belgian Sciences Academy Award for his undergraduate thesis entitled

  10. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON, DC 20310

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON, DC 20310 MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION SUBJECT: Risk spending. 2. Due to this risk, the Deputy Secretary of Defense has issued guidance authorizing each Service spending across the Total Force and all appropriations. Commanders are permitted to request authority

  11. Washington Irving and the American Indian.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Littlefield, Daniel F., Jr.

    1979-01-01

    Some modern scholars feel that Washington Irving vacillated between romanticism and realism in his literary treatment of the American Indian. However, a study of all his works dealing with Indians, placed in context with his non-Indian works, reveals that his attitude towards Indians was intelligent and enlightened for his time. (CM)

  12. Washington Biofuel Feedstock Crop Supply Analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Qiujie Zheng; C. Richard Shumway

    2008-01-01

    Biofuels, as alternative transportation fuels, are now being used globally. Taking advantage of in-state feedstock supply is an efficient way to stimulate in-state biofuel industries and the local economy. This paper uses several models to estimate supply equations for major biofuel feedstock crops in Washington. We estimate expected utility maximization models, expected profit maximization models, and several pragmatic models. We

  13. State Teacher Policy Yearbook, 2009. Washington

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009

    2009-01-01

    This Washington edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the third annual look at state policies impacting the teaching profession. It is hoped that this report will help focus attention on areas where state policymakers can make changes that will have a positive impact on teacher…

  14. Spider Unit and 2014 Washington Landslide

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    The photograph shows a spider unit being deployed by helicopter to help study the landslide that occurred in northwest Washington on March 22, 2014. Spiders are portable instrumentation packages that contain high-precision GPS units for detecting landslide movement as well as geophones for ...

  15. U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON

    E-print Network

    U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON : For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office Internet: bookstore.gpo.gov Phone: toll free (866) 512­1800; DC area (202) 512. 111­61 Printed for the use of the Committee on Science and Technology ( Available via the World Wide

  16. SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY ONE WASHINGTON SQUARE

    E-print Network

    Gleixner, Stacy

    Assembly Whereas the First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right to peaceable Association of University Professors, the American Association of University Administrators, the United States1 SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY ONE WASHINGTON SQUARE SAN JOSE, CA 95192 SS-F11-2, Sense of the Senate

  17. Connect the Book. George Washington's Teeth

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brodie, Carolyn S.

    2005-01-01

    February celebrates both National Children's Dental Health Month and President's Day (February 21), so this month's "Connect the Book" column features a book with connections to both events. George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789-1797) and known as the "Father of Our Country," had a serious dental health problem that…

  18. WASHINGTON COUNTY CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION REPORT.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    LYLE, DAVID

    THE INSTRUCTIONAL POTENTIAL OF TELEVISION WAS EVALUATED FROM 1956 TO 1961 IN THE WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD., SCHOOL SYSTEM. ALL GRADES AND ALL COURSES WERE INVOLVED. TELEVISED INSTRUCTION WAS MADE INTEGRAL TO THE COURSES, BUT IT DID NOT OCCUPY A MAJOR PART OF THE SCHOOL DAY. 45 SCHOOLS WERE LINKED IN A CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION NETWORK. SIX DIFFERENT…

  19. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON NOTICE OF LABORATORY MOVEOUT

    E-print Network

    Wilcock, William

    , email chmwaste@u.washington.edu for assistance.) Ensure that fume hoods, cabinets, drawers and other or laboratory Chemical Hygiene Officer must sign the form to verify that all instructions were followed. A copy with your administrator. See also CHEMICAL SAFETY Yes N/A n n Arrange for disposal of all hazardous waste

  20. University of Washington Environmental Health and Safety

    E-print Network

    Wilcock, William

    University of Washington Environmental Health and Safety GUIDE TO DEPARTMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PLANS Managing Your Health and Safety Program: · Your Plan as a valuable tool · Customizing your Plan resources SAMPLE DEPARTMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN A. Introduction: 1. Scope 2. Health and Safety policy 3

  1. Horticulture Graduate Program Bylaws Washington State University

    E-print Network

    Collins, Gary S.

    1 Horticulture Graduate Program Bylaws Washington State University Administrative Home: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Last Revised ­ by Faculty: October 29, 2009 July 10, 2012 Faculty: Horticulture (HORT) is a general reference to the field of Horticulture. C. Mission of the Program: To provide

  2. NASAMission Summary Washington, D.C. 20546

    E-print Network

    , Hometown: Temple City, Calif. Married with three children Logged 6,500+ hours in 50 different aircraft, Hometown: Atlanta Married with two children Logged 4,000+ hours in 45 different aircraft Enjoys outdoor Age: 48, Born: Washington, DC Logged 3,500 hours in 30+ types of aircraft Flew 60 combat missions

  3. Spanish-Speaking Migrants in Seattle, Washington.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sepulveda, Sergio; Loomis, Ralph A.

    The urban-associated adjustment problems of Spanish speaking migrants to Seattle, Washington were examined. A sample of 100 migrant household heads were interviewed to learn why they had moved to Seattle, to gain insights into the adjustment process, and to search for ways to facilitate their accommodation to an urban life style. All of the…

  4. Public Employees' Bargaining Rights in Washington.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Green, Lawrence; Hotto, Claire

    1978-01-01

    An examination of the eight public employee statutes in force in Washington--considering which rights are granted public employees, which are denied, and which remain unclear--points out the inadequacy of this approach. The eight existing statutes should be consolidated. Available from Gonzaga Law Review, Gonzaga University School of Law, Gonzaga…

  5. University of Washington The Graduate School

    E-print Network

    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    University of Washington The Graduate School The Graduate School Charter was established in January. The Graduate School Charter was renamed "Charter of the Graduate School Council" as part of the 2008 revisions. CHARTER OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL COUNCIL SECTION I. Role of the Graduate School Council A. The Council

  6. Retrieving Sediment Instrumentation, Elwha River, Washington

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    USGS researchers Chris Curran and Raegan Huffman retrieve instrumentation to measure sediment concentration from the Elwha River, Washington. Two large dams on the Elwha River are being incrementally removed from 2011 to 2013 to restore river function in an important salmon-bearing river. The USGS i...

  7. Rapid Crustal Uplift at Birch Bay, Washington

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. L. Sherrod; H. M. Kelsey; R. J. Blakely

    2010-01-01

    Geomorphology and coastal marsh stratigraphy suggest late Holocene uplift of the shoreline at Birch Bay, located northwest of Bellingham, Washington, during an earthquake on a shallow fault. LiDAR images show a raised, late Holocene shoreline along Birch Bay, with ~1 m of elevation difference between the modern shoreline and the inferred paleoshoreline. Commercial seismic reflection images reveal an anticline in

  8. Enrollment Management Study II: Western Washington University.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Western Washington Univ., Bellingham.

    Two options for enrollment management taken from an earlier study at Western Washington University are examined to determine the effects of various enrollment levels. The two scenarios are presented along with a description of various policies that could be used to meet enrollment goals. The methodology and enrollment projection model used to…

  9. Public History: Western Washington University's Archival Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mariz, George

    1984-01-01

    Because of the difficulty that recent graduates with advanced history degrees have finding employment, universities are implementing public history programs which educate historians for nontraditional jobs, e.g., careers with public service agencies or government. One such program, the Western Washington University Graduate Program in Archival and…

  10. LEAST FLYCATCHER RANGE EXPANSION INTO WASHINGTON STATE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    STEVEN G. MLODINOW

    The Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) has expanded its range west over the past 50 years at least. It has occurred annually in Washington since the 1970s, and its subsequent numbers there have increased steadily. Records extend from late April to late September, with spring migration likely peaking during late May and early June and fall migration peaking during early September.

  11. The Successful Transfer Structure in Washington State

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sherman, Jane; Andreas, Michelle

    2012-01-01

    How did Washington create a clear organizational structure that assigns responsibility for each aspect of transfer policy to the group that is best suited to manage it (Kisker, Wagoner, and Cohen, 2011)? In this chapter, the authors will introduce the agencies, organizations, and entities that have played a key role in gathering information,…

  12. WWU Sustainability Academy Western Washington University

    E-print Network

    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    WWU Sustainability Academy Western Washington University Dear colleagues, We cordially extend to you this invitation to join the WWU Sustainability Academy! Following several years of discussion, a group of faculty has started the (tentatively named) "WWU Sustainability Academy." Our goal is to build

  13. 3 of 11 DOCUMENTS The Washington Post

    E-print Network

    Deutch, John

    weapons business. If we remain outside the CWC, our own chemical industry will pay a price. The CWC that remain non-members. These provisions could put the American chemical industry at a competitive3 of 11 DOCUMENTS The Washington Post February 11, 1997, Tuesday, Final Edition End the Chemical

  14. Experimental Squid Jigging Off the Washington Coast

    E-print Network

    Experimental Squid Jigging Off the Washington Coast ROGER W. MERCER and MICHELE SUCY Introduction Service was contacted by Capta in Jerry Sweeney of the salmon charter vessel Tres Cher in regard to squid of existing literature on squid yielded several pieces of information which indicated some potential

  15. A NEW SPECIES FROM EASTERN WASHINGTON.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A new species of Pythium isolated from wheat and apple roots in eastern Washington is described. Pythium abappressorium sp. nov. is characterized by abundant appressoria. Plerotic oospores and sporangia are formed from the appressoria and remnants of the appressoria remain attached to the base of s...

  16. UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON Individual Science Party Member

    E-print Network

    Wilcock, William

    UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON Individual Science Party Member Personal Data Form You must complete-entry U.S. visa: and date of issue: PERSON TO BE NOTIFIED IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: Name: Relationship: Phone Hall Health Primary Care Center at (206) 685-1060 or your primary care physician). Should I require

  17. University of Washington Temperature/stratification

    E-print Network

    and temporal variability. Ocean heat content and average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) have been increasing annually; the average sea surface temperature in near coastal environments varies by about 8°C (~14°FJan Newton University of Washington NANOOS #12; Temperature/stratification Hypoxia (lack of oxygen

  18. FEDERAL ENERGY WASHINGTON, D.C. 20426

    E-print Network

    Laughlin, Robert B.

    FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20426 NEWS RELEASE NEWS MEDIA CONTACT judge, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today ordered an expedited fact-finding hearing: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barbara A. Connors July 25, 2001 (202) 208-0680 Docket No. EL00-95-031, et al. COMMISSION

  19. Famous Americans: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fleming, Maria

    This book provides background information and ideas for teaching about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln at the primary grade level. Cross-curricular activities include work in music, writing, art, research, plays, and games. A pull-out poster with a poem on "President's Day" is stapled in the center of the book. Chapters in the book are: (1)…

  20. Famous Americans: George Washington & Abraham Lincoln.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fleming, Maria

    Introducing students in grade 1-3 to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, this book presents thematic units that present biographical information, and literature links such as poems, songs, stories, cross-curricular activities, and hands-on reproducibles. Chapters in the book are: (1) Getting to Know George; (2) The Father and His Country; (3)…

  1. Washington State University AAUP Chapter Bylaws

    E-print Network

    Collins, Gary S.

    is the Washington State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP, for the promotion of the interests of higher education and research, and in general to increase the usefulness University who are national members of the American Association of University Professors, except

  2. Portage Bay Lake Washington Ship Canal

    E-print Network

    Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

    Drumheller Fountain Portage Bay Lake Washington Ship Canal 4041 Denny Field IMA Tennis Courts IMA Microscopic Market, UW Medicine at South Lake Union The Nook, McMahon Hall RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS The 8, McMahon Hall (Cashless) By George, Odegaard Undergraduate Library Café 815 Mercer, UW Medicine at South Lake

  3. Eutrophication model for Lake Washington (USA)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    George B. Arhonditsis; Michael T. Brett

    2005-01-01

    We developed a complex eutrophication model to simulate the current chemical and biological properties of Lake Washington (USA). The model reproduces the key epilimnetic and hypolimnetic temporal patterns of the system and results in a good fit between simulated and observed monthly values. The relative error of model estimates was below 20% for most of the water quality parameters (phytoplankton,

  4. The Public Trust Doctrine in Washington

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Reid Allison III

    1987-01-01

    This Article addresses questions of resource allocation and property rights, first, by presenting a brief description of the historical and legal foundation of coastal resource allocation in the United States: the “public trust doctrine.” Second, a survey of the Washington experience demonstrates, surprisingly, that a state whose 2,337 miles of marine coastline approximately equals the length of the entire remaining

  5. University of Washington Paleontology Field Methods & Research

    E-print Network

    Carrington, Emily

    University of Washington Paleontology Field Methods & Research (BIOL 475A, 5 credits) Ever wanted this amazing course for an incredible summer experience of paleontology fieldwork in Hell Creek, Montana. Get your hands dirty learning the basics of field geology and paleontology, excavating mammal and dinosaur

  6. William A. Stein References Cited (858) 220-6876 wstein@math.washington.edu http://sage.math.washington.edu

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    Stein, William

    William A. Stein References Cited (858) 220-6876 wstein@math.washington.edu http://sage), http://sage.math.washington.edu/papers/bmsw-rank/. [CDR+07] J. Cremona, H. Darmon, K. Ribet, R. Sharifi. Stein, Workshop: SAGE Days 1, UC San Diego (February 2006), http://sage.math.washington.edu/sage/ days1

  7. Gender-based health interventions in the United States: An overview of the coalition for healthier community initiative.

    PubMed

    Alexander, Stephanie; Walker, Elaine M

    2015-08-01

    Health disparities by gender constitute an important yet often overlooked aspect of health around the globe. Within the United States, there is both a paucity of research as well as planned programs that take into account how socio-cultural roles and expectations for men and women may differentially affect symptoms, access to care, and treatment. Viewing women's health exclusively as a function of sex (i.e., biological) differences represents a narrow understanding that does not fully explain gaps in health disparities between men and women. In September 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) launched a national initiative entitled the Coalition for a Healthier Community (CHC) to employ a gender-based framework in several urban, suburban and rural communities across the nation. The Office on Women's Health (OWH) within the DHHS funded 10 coalitions to ultimately improve the health of women and girls utilizing a gender-based approach. This article provides an overview of the initiative and the focus of the special issue. PMID:25773577

  8. Corporate coalitions and policy making in the European union: how and why british american tobacco promoted "better regulation".

    PubMed

    Smith, Katherine Elizabeth; Fooks, Gary; Gilmore, Anna B; Collin, Jeff; Weishaar, Heide

    2015-04-01

    Over the past fifteen years, an interconnected set of regulatory reforms, known as Better Regulation, has been adopted across Europe, marking a significant shift in the way that European Union policies are developed. There has been little exploration of the origins of these reforms, which include mandatory ex ante impact assessment. Drawing on documentary and interview data, this article discusses how and why large corporations, notably British American Tobacco (BAT), worked to influence and promote these reforms. Our analysis highlights (1) how policy entrepreneurs with sufficient resources (such as large corporations) can shape the membership and direction of advocacy coalitions; (2) the extent to which "think tanks" may be prepared to lobby on behalf of commercial clients; and (3) why regulated industries (including tobacco) may favor the use of "evidence tools," such as impact assessments, in policy making. We argue that a key aspect of BAT's ability to shape regulatory reform involved the deliberate construction of a vaguely defined idea that could be strategically adapted to appeal to diverse constituencies. We discuss the theoretical implications of this finding for the Advocacy Coalition Framework, as well as the practical implications of the findings for efforts to promote transparency and public health in the European Union. PMID:25646389

  9. Using a Small Workgroup to Jump-start a Community-Wide Coalition to Reduce Preventable Hospital Readmissions.

    PubMed

    Rask, Kimberly J; Hodge, Jennifer; Kluge, Linda

    2015-01-01

    Unplanned hospital readmissions are common and often preventable. A review of Medicare discharge data identified a geographical area with higher than expected readmission rates. The state Medicare quality improvement organization (QIO) used community organizing techniques to assess provider engagement and hypothesized that a small workgroup of high impact providers could address some root causes for preventable readmissions, achieve quick wins, and reinvigorate the broader community-wide coalition. Seven of the eight facilities targeted by the QIO actively engaged and began rapid cycle initiatives to improve the patient transfer process between providers. Monthly, 2-hr structured meetings were supplemented by additional ad hoc meetings convened by participants. Effectiveness of the intervention was measured by workgroup functioning, the implementation of multiple initiatives spread from the small workgroup to the broader provider coalition, and reductions in readmissions to the anchor hospital system from the participating skilled nursing facilities. The community impact of the workgroup initiative is shown by a decline in community readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries. PMID:26042378

  10. Understanding Toxic Risk

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Nancy M. Trautmann

    2001-01-01

    Toxicity indicates how poisonous a substance is to biological organisms. To measure a chemical's short-term toxicity, scientists carry out something called a "dose/response" study. The word dose refers to the total amount of a substance to which an individual is exposed through the mouth, lungs, or skin. Your total dose of a chemical includes the amount of the chemical that you eat, either by itself or contained in food or drinks, and the amount that you inhale with the air you breathe. It also includes absorption through your skin. All of these sources together make up your exposure to the chemical. This free selection includes the Table of Contents and Preface.

  11. Free phenytoin toxicity.

    PubMed

    Imam, Syed Haider; Landry, Kristen; Kaul, Viren; Gambhir, Harvir; John, Dinesh; Kloss, Brian

    2014-10-01

    Phenytoin has a narrow therapeutic window, and when managing cases of toxicity, clinicians are very wary of this fact. Typically, if patient presents with symptoms suggestive of phenytoin toxicity, total serum phenytoin is promptly ordered. That could be falsely low especially in elderly or critically ill patients, which may lead to a low albumin level resulting in this discrepancy. The free phenytoin can be best estimated using the Sheiner-Tozer equation. Herein, we describe a case of an elderly male patient who presented with drowsiness, gait changes, and elevated liver enzymes and a normal total serum phenytoin level of 18 ng/dL (normal, 10-20 ng/dL).After taking his albumin level into account, his free phenytoin level was calculated to be 27 ng/dL, and the phenytoin was discontinued leading to resolution of his symptoms as well as a return of his liver function panel values to baseline. PMID:24768668

  12. A novel algal toxicity testing technique for assessing the toxicity of both metallic and organic toxicants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jui-Ho Lin; Wei-Chen Kao; Kuo-Pei Tsai; Chung-Yuan Chen

    2005-01-01

    This study presents a closed-system algal toxicity test technique that is capable of detecting the effects of both organic and metallic toxicants. Toxicity testing was conducted by transferring adequate amounts of algal suspension, dilution water (with culture growth medium), and toxicants into 300-mL BOD bottles. The BOD bottles were completely filled up with no head-space left. The initial cell density

  13. Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    United States. Environmental Protection Agency.

    1996-01-01

    As part of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency recently released data concerning toxic releases for 1996. The data for each state and federal facility are available in compressed (.exe) dBase format (.dbf). Information contained in each data file includes reporting facility, chemical names, aggregate release data, and total chemical transfers. The report is available as a series of Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files.

  14. Kombucha--toxicity alert.

    PubMed

    The Kombucha mushroom, also known as Manchurian mushroom, is a mail-order product touted to lower blood pressure and raise T-cell counts. No controlled trials have been conducted to test these claims. Aspergillus, a mold that may grow on the Kombucha mushroom, attacks the brain and may be fatal to persons with weakened immune systems. Reported toxicity reactions have included stomach problems and yeast infections. Taking Kombucha in combination with other drugs may affect the drugs potency. PMID:11362190

  15. Skin: Cutaneous Toxicities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martina Nathan; Deborah Tomlinson

    \\u000a Alopecia is one of the major and frequent toxicities of cytotoxic chemotherapy (Wang et al. 2006). It can vary in degree from\\u000a sporadic thinning to complete baldness (Batchelor 2001). The degree of this depends on factors such as the type of agents,\\u000a combination of drugs administered, and their doses (Dougherty 2006). Radiation therapy can also cause alopecia, depending\\u000a on the

  16. The toxicity of methanol

    SciTech Connect

    Tephly, T.R. (Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City (USA))

    1991-01-01

    Methanol toxicity in humans and monkeys is characterized by a latent period of many hours followed by a metabolic acidosis and ocular toxicity. This is not observed in most lower animals. The metabolic acidosis and blindness is apparently due to formic acid accumulation in humans and monkeys, a feature not seen in lower animals. The accumulation of formate is due to a deficiency in formate metabolism which is, in turn, related, in part, to low hepatic tetrahydrofolate (H{sub 4}folate). An excellent correlation between hepatic H{sub 4} folate and formate oxidation rates has been shown within and across species. Thus, humans and monkeys possess low hepatic H{sub 4}folate levels, low rates of formate oxidation and accumulation of formate after methanol. Formate, itself, produces blindness in monkeys in the absence of metabolic acidosis. In addition to low hepatic H{sub 4}folate concentrations, monkeys and humans also have low hepatic 10-formyl H{sub 4}folate dehydrogenase levels, the enzyme which is the ultimate catalyst for conversion of formate to carbon dioxide. This review presents the basis for the role of folic acid-dependent reactions in the regulation of methanol toxicity.

  17. Estuarine ambient toxicity assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Hartwell, S.I.; Dawson, C.E.; Jordahl, D.M. [Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis, MD (United States)

    1994-12-31

    This study was to determine if sediment and water column ambient toxicity bioassay results correlate with fish community IBI assessments in tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay watersheds that are impacted by industrial, urban and agricultural land use patterns. A battery of water column and sediment toxicity tests were conducted monthly in coordination with fish community sampling in four sub estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Fish were sampled with seines and bottom trawls. An association was found between dissolved oxygen and species richness in the trawls. Water column bioassays indicated mild toxicological contamination in industrial watershed estuaries. Results varied by month and species. Water quality in the rural and agricultural watershed estuaries was generally good. Sediment bioassays demonstrated significant toxicity in the industrialized area. Effects were seen in the urbanized estuary, but to a lesser extent. Fish egg survival effects were observed in the agricultural watershed estuary. The rural estuary sediment produced variable, but non-significant results. The industrial and urban sites were contaminated with heavy metals and organics.

  18. The Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lehnert, Kerstin; Hanson, Brooks; Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel

    2015-04-01

    Scholarly publishing remains a key high-value point in making data available and will for the foreseeable future be tied to the availability of science data. Data need to be included in or released as part of publications to make the science presented in an article reproducible, and most publishers have statements related to the inclusion of data, recognizing that such release enhances the value and is part of the integrity of the research. Unfortunately, practices for reporting and documenting data in the scientific literature are inconsistent and inadequate, and the vast majority of data submitted along with publications is still in formats and forms of storage that make discovery and reuse difficult or impossible. Leading earth and space science repositories on the other hand are eager and set up to provide persistent homes for these data, and also ensure quality, enhancing their value, access, and reusability. Unfortunately only a small fraction of the data associated with scientific publications makes it to these data facilities. Connecting scholarly publication more firmly with data facilities is essential in meeting the expectations of open, accessible and useful data as aspired by all stakeholders and expressed in position statements, policies, and guidelines. To strengthen these connections, a new initiative was launched in Fall 2014 at a conference that brought together major publishers, data facilities, and consortia in the Earth and space sciences, as well as governmental, association, and foundation funders. The aim of this initiative is to foster consensus and consistency among publishers, editors, funders, and data repositories on how data that are part of scholarly publications should be curated and published, and guide the development of practical resources based on those guidelines that will help authors and publishers support open data policies, facilitate proper data archiving, and support the linking of data to publications. The most relevant outcome of the conference is the formation of a working group: Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences by publishers and data facilities and consortia that will establish a permanent international coordinating conference on Earth science data publication. Marking the launch of the partnership is a joint statement of commitment (to be be released in January 2015), signed by the major Earth and space science publishers and many data facilities, to ensure that Earth science data will, to the greatest extent possible, be stored in community approved repositories that can provide additional data services. The development of a functional directory of Earth and space science repositories is underway that can be used by journals as part of their information to authors, and by authors to identify rapidly which repositories are the best homes for specific data types and how to structure such deposition.

  19. Bringing psychological science to the forefront of educational policy: Collaborative efforts of the American Psychological Association's Coalition for Psychology in the Schools and Education

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    Stephen A. Rollin; Rena F. Subotnik; Maya Bassford; Jennifer Smulson

    2008-01-01

    The following article details the work of the American Psychological Association's (APA's) Coali- tion for Psychology in the Schools and Education (CPSE). First, a brief history of the background and creation of the coalition is described. The article then details the projects, completed and on- going, of the CPSE. Those projects include a Teacher Needs Survey, the work of the

  20. Rights in Conflict; A Report on the Annual Conference of the National Coalition Against Censorship (2nd, New York City, February 16, 1977).

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    Zachowski, Matt, Ed.; Rothaus, Elyse, Ed.

    This report details the proceedings of the second annual conference of the National Coalition Against Censorship, which was held in New York City on 16 February 1977. Among the events covered is a panel discussion of possible limitations on free speech, conducted by four experts in the field of communicatons (Peggy Charren, president of Action for…

  1. The FSU Harris Institute for Infant Mental Health In the late 1990's, a coalition of organizations in Florida cooperated in the development of the

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    in Florida cooperated in the development of the Florida Strategic Plan for Infant Mental Health (insert link-based Harris Foundation has supported programs for infant mental health and early childhood training nationallyThe FSU Harris Institute for Infant Mental Health In the late 1990's, a coalition of organizations

  2. Transnational Activist Coalition Politics and the De/Colonization of Pedagogies of Mobilization: Learning from Anti-Neoliberal Indigenous Movement Articulations

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    Choudry, Aziz

    2007-01-01

    This article will demonstrate that (a) neoliberal globalization is a process of re/colonization; (b) the prospects for decolonization face considerable challenges from national and global political and economic power elites, and also from within networks of non-government organizations (NGOs) and transnational movements/coalitions ostensibly…

  3. How toxic is toxic? A proposal for wastewater toxicity hazard assessment.

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    Libralato, Giovanni; Ghirardini Annamaria, Volpi; Francesco, Avezzů

    2010-10-01

    Wastewater management receives a great deal of attention with various methods being proposed for discharge hazard estimation via ecotoxicological results. Policy-makers, stakeholders and the general public do not generally possess an adequate level of understanding on this matter, so it is rather hard to answer the question "How toxic is toxic?". The setting up and development of species-specific toxicity scores and a final wastewater toxicity index could avoid misinterpretations and confusion about toxicity data and different endpoints used and thus help wastewater classification and the management actions to be undertaken. Five-class toxicity scores were developed considering saltwater species. Toxicity scores outputs were then considered for a final index definition. This approach for wastewater assessment could be a suitable way to proceed in order to achieve environmental protection of water bodies, both fresh and saltwater, in accordance with the (near-)zero emission approach and the precautionary principle. PMID:20599272

  4. Nanoparticle toxicity and cancer

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    Prevenslik, T.

    2011-07-01

    Nanoparticles (NPs) have provided significant advancements in cancer treatment. But as in any technology, there is a darkside. Experiments have shown NPs in body fluids pose a health risk by causing DNA damage that in of itself may lead to cancer. To avoid the dilemma that NPs are toxic to both cancer cells and DNA alike, the mechanism of NP toxicity must be understood so that the safe use of NPs may go forward. Reactive oxidative species (ROS) of peroxide and hydroxyl radicals damage the DNA by chemical reaction, but require NPs provide energies of about 5 eV not possible by surface effects. Only electromagnetic (EM) radiations beyond ultraviolet (UV) levels may explain the toxicity of NPs. Indeed, experiments show DNA damage from <100 nm NPs mimic the same reaction pathways of conventional sources of ionizing radiation, Hence, it is reasonable to hypothesize that NPs produce their own source of UV radiation, albeit at low intensity. Ionizing radiation from NPs at UV levels is consistent with the theory of QED induced EM radiation. QED stands for quantum electrodynamics. By this theory, fine < 100 nm NPs absorb low frequency thermal energy in the far infrared (FIR) from collisions with the water molecules in body fluids. Since quantum mechanics (QM) precludes NPs from having specific heat, absorbed EM collision energy cannot be conserved by an increase in temperature. But total internal reflection (TIR) momentarily confines the absorbed EM energy within the NP. Conservation proceeds by the creation of QED photons by frequency up-conversion of the absorbed EM energy to the TIR confinement frequency, typically beyond the UV. Subsequently, the QED photons upon scattering from atoms within the NP avoid TIR confinement and leak UV to the surroundings, thereby explaining the remarkable toxicity of NPs. But QED radiation need not be limited to natural or man-made NPs. Extensions suggest UV radiation is produced from biological NPs within the body, e.g., enzyme induced fragmentation of epithelial tissue, exocytosis of small proteins, and ironically, the same molecular markers used to detect cancer itself.

  5. Control of air toxics

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    Livengood, C.D.

    1995-03-01

    For more than 10 years, Argonne National Laboratory has supported the US DOE`s Flue Gas Cleanup Program objective by developing new or improved environmental controls for industries that use fossil fuels. Argonne`s pollutant emissions research has ranged from experiments in the basic chemistry of pollution-control systems, through laboratory-scale process development and testing, to pilot-scale field tests of several technologies. The work on air toxics is currently divided into two components: Investigating measures to improve the removal of mercury in existing pollution-control systems applied to coal combustion; and, Developing sensors and control techniques for emissions found in the textile industry.

  6. (WASHINGTON, DC) A FLUORESCENCE BASED ASSAY FOR DNA DAMAGE INDUCED BY TOXIC INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Numerous natural and man-made agents are continuously released into the environment due to human activity. Many of these agents cause irreversible damage to the normal biological functions leading to morbidity and mortality in the exposed organisms. The possibility of deliberat...

  7. TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO INCORPORATE DERMAL EXPOSURES INTO THE WASHINGTON MODEL TOXICS CONTROL ACT (MTCA).

    EPA Science Inventory

    The conception, development and incorporation of the dermal exposure pathway in the MTCA Proposed Rule Amendments was a collaborative effort of one federal and two state agencies. The technical team was composed of Marc Stifelman and Marcia Bailey (U.S. Environmental Protection ...

  8. Human rabies--Montana and Washington, 1997.

    PubMed

    1997-08-22

    On January 5 and January 18, 1997, respectively, a man in Montana and a man in Washington died of neurologic illnesses initially suspected to be Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) but diagnosed as rabies encephalitis during subsequent histologic examination on autopsy. The cases were not linked epidemiologically, and no secondary cases occurred. Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) was administered to 113 potential contacts. This report summarizes the clinical presentations of the cases and the epidemiologic investigations by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and the Washington State Department of Health; nucleic acid sequencing indicated that the silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) and the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus), respectively, were the probable sources of exposure. PMID:9272584

  9. Low-temperature geothermal resources of Washington

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    Schuster, J.E. [Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA (United States). Div. of Geology and Earth Resources] [Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA (United States). Div. of Geology and Earth Resources; Bloomquist, R.G. [Washington State Energy Office, Olympia, WA (United States)] [Washington State Energy Office, Olympia, WA (United States)

    1994-06-01

    This report presents information on the location, physical characteristics, and water chemistry of low-temperature geothermal resources in Washington. The database includes 941 thermal (>20C or 68F) wells, 34 thermal springs, lakes, and fumaroles, and 238 chemical analyses. Most thermal springs occur in the Cascade Range, and many are associated with stratovolcanoes. In contrast, 97 percent of thermal wells are located in the Columbia Basin of southeastern Washington. Some 83.5 percent are located in Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Walla Walla, and Yakima Counties. Yakima County, with 259 thermal wells, has the most. Thermal wells do not seem to owe their origin to local sources of heat, such as cooling magma in the Earth`s upper crust, but to moderate to deep circulation of ground water in extensive aquifers of the Columbia River Basalt Group and interflow sedimentary deposits, under the influence of a moderately elevated (41C/km) average geothermal gradient.

  10. ALPINE LAKES WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, WASHINGTON.

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    Gualtieri, J.L.; Thurber, H.K.

    1984-01-01

    The Alpine Lakes Wilderness study area, located in the central part of the Cascade Mountains of Washington was examined for its mineral-resource potential. On the basis of that study the area was found to contain deposits of copper, other base metals, and gold and silver. Probable or substantiated mineral-resource potential exists for these commodities in the southwest-central, northwest, and southeast-central parts of the area. The geologic terrane precludes the occurrence of fossil fuel resources.

  11. University of Washington: Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology

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    Maintained by Dr. Susan Ott, professor of medicine at the University of Washington, this informative website was developed as an educational resource for both physicians and patients. The website offers sections on Osteoporosis, Bone Density, Osteomalacia, Basic Prevention, Pharmaceutical Treatment, and more. The website provides a list of real cases, references, related links, and an interactive Osteoporosis quiz. The site also includes animations of bone metabolic units, and a gallery of images including photomicrographs, biopsies, and x-rays.

  12. Aliphatic hydrocarbons in sediments of Lake Washington

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    STUART G. WAKEHAM; ROY CARPENTER

    1976-01-01

    Abslract The distribution of aliphatic hydrocarbons in sediments from several locations in Lake Washington have been determined by gas chromatographic, radiocarbon, and stable carbon isotope analysts. Most surface sediments contain an average of about 1,400 ,ug g-l dry wt total nliphatic hydrocarbons, of which about 10 mg g1 are n-paraffins. Gas chromatograms of these hydrocarbons and radiocarbon ages of about

  13. Study of dissolved chlorofluorocarbons in Lake Washington

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    Lijun Han; John L. Bullister; David P. Wisegarver

    2003-01-01

    Measurements of three chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs): trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11), dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12) and trichlorotrifluoroethane (CFC-113), along with methyl chloroform (CH3CCl3) and carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) were made in water samples from Lake Washington, using Electron Capture-Gas Chromatography (EC-GC). The samples were collected in mid-autumn, a period when the lake's upper layer undergoes rapid cooling. At the time of sampling, a strong vertical temperature gradient

  14. Western Boundary of the Seattle Uplift, Washington

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    R. J. Blakely; B. L. Sherrod; J. F. Hughes; M. L. Anderson; R. E. Wells; C. S. Weaver

    2008-01-01

    Lidar topographic scarps and aeromagnetic anomalies define a northeast-striking, en echelon sequence of faults along the southeastern Olympic Peninsula of Washington, all active in Holocene time and possibly linked kinematically with the Seattle fault. The northeast-striking Saddle Mountain fault, the northernmost fault in the sequence, was first recognized in the early 1970s and is now well mapped in the Hoodsport

  15. Industrial impact in Northwestern Whatcom County, Washington

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    Ronald J. Taylor

    1978-01-01

    A field study designed to determine the nature and extent of environmental impact by an industrial complex was carried out during the period 1966–76. The industrial complex consists of two oil refineries, Mobil and Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), and an aluminium reduction plant, Intalco. The location is northwestern Whatcom County, Washington, U.S.A. The study consisted of critical examination of native, exotic,

  16. Magnitude and frequency of floods in Washington

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    Cummans, J.E.; Collings, Michael R.; Nasser, Edmund George

    1975-01-01

    Relations are provided to estimate the magnitude and frequency of floods on Washington streams. Annual-peak-flow data from stream gaging stations on unregulated streams having 1 years or more of record were used to determine a log-Pearson Type III frequency curve for each station. Flood magnitudes having recurrence intervals of 2, 5, i0, 25, 50, and 10years were then related to physical and climatic indices of the drainage basins by multiple-regression analysis using the Biomedical Computer Program BMDO2R. These regression relations are useful for estimating flood magnitudes of the specified recurrence intervals at ungaged or short-record sites. Separate sets of regression equations were defined for western and eastern parts of the State, and the State was further subdivided into 12 regions in which the annual floods exhibit similar flood characteristics. Peak flows are related most significantly in western Washington to drainage-area size and mean annual precipitation. In eastern Washington-they are related most significantly to drainage-area size, mean annual precipitation, and percentage of forest cover. Standard errors of estimate of the estimating relations range from 25 to 129 percent, and the smallest errors are generally associated with the more humid regions.

  17. Analysis of Ammonia Toxicity in Landfill Leachates

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    Osada, Takuya; Nemoto, Keisuke; Nakanishi, Hiroki; Hatano, Ayumi; Shoji, Ryo; Naruoka, Tomohiro; Yamada, Masato

    2011-01-01

    Toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) phase I manipulations and toxicity test with D. magna were conducted on leachates from an industrial waste landfill site in Japan. Physicochemical analysis detected heavy metals at concentrations insufficient to account for the observed acute toxicity. The graduated pH and aeration manipulations identified the prominent toxicity of ammonia. Based on joint toxicity with additive effects of unionized ammonia and ammonium ions, the unionized ammonia toxicity (LC50,NH3(aq)) was calculated as 3.3?ppm, and the toxicity of ammonium ions (LC50,NH4+) was calculated as 222?ppm. Then, the contribution of ammonia toxicity in the landfill leachate toxicity was calculated as 58.7?vol% of the total toxicity in the landfill leachate. Other specific toxicants masked by ammonia's toxicity were detected. Contribution rate of the toxicants other than by ammonia was 41.3?vol% of the total toxicity of the landfill leachate. PMID:23724289

  18. Analysis of ammonia toxicity in landfill leachates.

    PubMed

    Osada, Takuya; Nemoto, Keisuke; Nakanishi, Hiroki; Hatano, Ayumi; Shoji, Ryo; Naruoka, Tomohiro; Yamada, Masato

    2011-01-01

    Toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) phase I manipulations and toxicity test with D. magna were conducted on leachates from an industrial waste landfill site in Japan. Physicochemical analysis detected heavy metals at concentrations insufficient to account for the observed acute toxicity. The graduated pH and aeration manipulations identified the prominent toxicity of ammonia. Based on joint toxicity with additive effects of unionized ammonia and ammonium ions, the unionized ammonia toxicity (LC50,NH3(aq)) was calculated as 3.3?ppm, and the toxicity of ammonium ions (LC50,NH4 (+) ) was calculated as 222?ppm. Then, the contribution of ammonia toxicity in the landfill leachate toxicity was calculated as 58.7?vol% of the total toxicity in the landfill leachate. Other specific toxicants masked by ammonia's toxicity were detected. Contribution rate of the toxicants other than by ammonia was 41.3?vol% of the total toxicity of the landfill leachate. PMID:23724289

  19. Ross Hazardous and Toxic Materials Handling Facility: Environmental Assessment.

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    URS Consultants, Inc.

    1992-06-01

    The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) owns a 200-acre facility in Washington State known as the Ross Complex. Activities at the Ross Complex routinely involve handling toxic substances such as oil-filled electrical equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organic and inorganic compounds for preserving wood transmission poles, and paints, solvents, waste oils, and pesticides and herbicides. Hazardous waste management is a common activity on-site, and hazardous and toxic substances are often generated from these and off-site activities. The subject of this environmental assessment (EA) concerns the consolidation of hazardous and toxic substances handling at the Complex. This environmental assessment has been developed to identify the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the proposal. It has been prepared to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to determine if the proposed action is likely to have a significant impact on the environment. In addition to the design elements included within the project, mitigation measures have been identified within various sections that are now incorporated within the project. This facility would be designed to improve the current waste handling practices and to assist BPA in meeting Federal and state regulations.

  20. Management of thalidomide toxicity.

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    Ghobrial, Irene M; Rajkumar, S Vincent

    2003-01-01

    Thalidomide has re-emerged as a novel antineoplastic agent with immunomodulatory and antiangiogenic activities. In the early sixties, it was withdrawn from the market after its infamous association with congenital abnormalities that left about 10,000 children affected world-wide. With strict regulations and precautions, thalidomide is now approved by the FDA for the treatment of erythema nodosum leprosum. Its role in cancer therapy is promising, with clinical trials in the past 5 years showing significant activity in multiple myeloma. Several trials are ongoing in other malignancies, such as myelodysplastic syndrome, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, renal cell carcinoma, and prostate cancer. The major toxicities of thalidomide are birth defects, sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy, somnolence, rash, fatigue, and constipation. Less common side effects include deep venous thrombosis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, elevated liver enzymes, malaise, and peripheral edema. The incidence and severity of adverse events are related to dose and duration of therapy. Doses of the drug of 200 mg/day or less are usually well tolerated. In this review, we will discuss the incidence and management of the side effects of thalidomide and the precautions and interventions needed to minimize the toxicities of this drug. PMID:15334875