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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.

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75 FR 38417 - Carbaryl; Order Denying Washington Toxics Coalition Petition to Revoke Tolerances and Notice of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...regulates pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act...Regulatory Background Carbaryl is a carbamate insecticide and molluscide that was first registered...Several commenters from the U.S. Forest Service and state departments of...

2010-07-02

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Tarsal coalition.  

PubMed

Tarsal coalition is a bridging between the tarsal bones of the foot. The bridge may be composed of bone, cartilage, fibrous tissue, or a combination of these. When symptomatic, patients usually present with hindfoot pain and frequent sprains as children, adolescents, or young adults. The classical appearance is a rigid flatfoot with heel valgus and abduction of the forefoot. Flexible cavus feet have been reported. The incidence in the general population is less than 1%, and the most common types are talocalcaneal and calcaneonavicular coalitions. The cause is attributed to failure of segmentation and differentiation of the primitive mesenchyme. Calcaneonavicular coalitions can be diagnosed with an oblique radiograph of the hindfoot. Most talocalcaneal coalitions require computerized tomography for diagnostic confirmation. Magnetic resonance Imaging may be useful for cartilaginous and fibrous coalitions. Casting is the usual initial treatment for the symptomatic individual. With treatment failure, in the absence of degenerative changes, resection of the coalition can be performed with good results. Isolated subtalar fusion may be performed for failed talocalcaneal resections. Failed subtalar fusions and failed calcaneonavicular resection may be treated with triple arthrodesis. PMID:8734800

Kulik, S A; Clanton, T O

1996-05-01

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ACUTE TOXICITY OF SEDIMENT FROM EAGLE HARBOR, WASHINGTON, TO THE INFAUNAL AMPHIPOD RHEPOXYNIUS ABRONIUS  

EPA Science Inventory

Creosote-contaminated sediment from one station (EH08) in Eagle Harbor, Washington, is among the most toxic sediment yet tested from U.S. estuaries and coastal waters. he total concentration of 13 polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in EH08 sediment was 6,461 mg/kg (dry wt.). he cn...

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Not a Pretty Picture: Toxics in Art Supplies in Washington, DC Area Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study revealed that some of the art and craft supplies being used by most Washington, D.C. area public school districts (City of Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax counties--Virginia; Montgomery and Prince George's counties--Maryland; and the District of Columbia) contained toxic ingredients which could cause serious, long-term damage, sterility,…

Gilbert, Pamela

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Latin American Cancer Research Coalition  

Cancer.gov

Established to address the unique needs of Latinos in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area, the Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC)1 at the MedStar Research Institute serves the largest urban concentration of Latinos in the country. Latinos in this region are predominantly of Central and South American ancestry, recently immigrated, uninsured, and largely monolingual.

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Sustainable Energy Coalition Homepage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Sustainable Energy Coalition brings together business, environmental, and consumer organizations that advocate federal energy policies that will lead to "a cleaner environment, safe reliable energy technologies, and a secure, prosperous future for all Americans."

2008-08-18

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Immunization Action Coalition  

MedlinePLUS

... IAC | Contact | A-Z Index | Donate | Shop | SUBSCRIBE Immunization Action Coalition Handouts for Patients & Staff A-Z ... Index Supplies Checklist Administering Vaccines Temperature Logs Adult Vaccination Topics of Interest Documenting Vaccination Translations Parent Handouts ...

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National Institute of Mental Health Professional Coalition for Research Progress  

E-print Network

National Institute of Mental Health Professional Coalition for Research Progress April 18, 2008 Washington, DC OVERVIEW The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) held the fourth annual Professional afforded participants the opportunity to hear about advances in mental health research and current and new

Baker, Chris I.

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Cooperative games with coalition structures  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

R. J. Aumann; J. H. Dreze

1974-01-01

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Contextual Coalitional Games  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study of cooperation among agents is of central interest in multi-agent systems research. A popular way to model cooperation is through coalitional game theory. Much research in this area has had limited practical applicability as regards real-world multi-agent systems due to the fact that it assumes deterministic payoffs to coalitions and in addition does not apply to multi-agent environments that are stochastic in nature. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to modeling such scenarios where coalitional games will be contextualized through the use of logical expressions representing environmental and other state, and probability distributions will be placed on the space of contexts in order to model the stochastic nature of the scenarios. More formally, we present a formal representation language for representing contextualized coalitional games embedded in stochastic environments and we define and show how to compute expected Shapley values in such games in a computationally efficient manner. We present the value of the approach through an example involving robotics assistance in emergencies.

Doherty, Patrick; Michalak, Tomasz; Sroka, Jacek; Sza?as, Andrzej

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Toxicity of Anacostia River, Washington, DC, USA, sediment fed to mute swans (Cygnus olor)  

SciTech Connect

Sediment ingestion is sometimes the principal route by which waterfowl are exposed to environmental contaminants, and at severely contaminated sites waterfowl have been killed by ingesting sediment. Mute swans (Cygnus olor) were fed a diet for 6 weeks with a high but environmentally realistic concentration (24%) of sediment from the moderately polluted Anacostia River in the District of Columbia, USA, to estimate the sediment's toxicity. Control swans were fed the same diet without the sediment. Five organochlorine compounds were detected in the treated diets, but none of 22 organochlorine compounds included in the analyses was detected in livers of the treated swans. The concentrations of 24 polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons measured in the treated diet were as high as 0.80 mg/kg, and they were thought to have been responsible for the observed induction of hepatic microsomal monooxygenase activity in livers. A concentration of 85 mg/kg of lead in the diet was enough to decrease red blood cell ALAD activity but was not high enough to cause more serious effects of lead poisoning. The dietary concentrations of Al, Fe, V, and Ba were high compared to the concentrations of these elements known to be toxic in laboratory feeding studies. However, the lack of accumulation in the livers of the treated swans suggested that these elements were not readily available from the ingested sediment. The authors did not study all potential toxic effects, but, on the basis of those that they did consider, they concluded that the treated swans were basically healthy after a chronic exposure to the sediment.

Beyer, W.N.; Day, D.; Melancon, M.J.; Sileo, L.

2000-03-01

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Structured coalitions in resource selection games  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study stability against coalitional deviations in resource selection games where the coalitions have a certain structure. In particular, the agents are partitioned into coalitions, and only deviations by the prescribed coalitions are considered. This is in contrast to the classical concept of strong equilibrium according to which any subset of the agents may deviate. In resource selection games, each

Michal Feldman; Moshe Tennenholtz

2010-01-01

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Histopathological study of nonosseous tarsal coalition.  

PubMed

Histopathological analysis was performed on 55 feet in 48 patients with nonosseous tarsal coalitions. Histological findings were similar to those observed at the tendinous attachment site of Osgood-Schlatter disease, accessory navicular, and bipartite patellae. No nerve elements were observed in the fibrocartilaginous tissue at the coalition. Nerve elements were present only in periosteum and articular capsule surrounding the coalition. Pain in the tarsal coalition is not mediated by nerve elements at the coalition site itself. It is assumed that the pain is caused by mechanical abnormality that results from incomplete coalition. Incomplete coalition produces microfractures and remodelings on the boundaries between bone and the coalition, which then lead to degenerative changes. This mechanical abnormality seems to induce pain via free nerve endings in the periosteum and in the articular capsule surrounding the coalition. PMID:9728699

Kumai, T; Takakura, Y; Akiyama, K; Higashiyama, I; Tamai, S

1998-08-01

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Child Labor Coalition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Formed in 1989, the Child Labor Coalition is a provider of informational and educational outreach about child labor in the public and private sectors. On their website, visitors will find sections on "Child Labor in the U.S." and "Child Labor Around the World", as well as a "Photo Gallery and Media Library". The Child Labor in the U.S. section provides history, causes, and results of child labor in the U.S. Visitors will also find a link to the report "Fields of Peril - Child Labor in U.S. Agriculture", which addresses the lack of rights of child farmworkers on commercial farms. Visitors with teenagers will be interested in the "Parents' Primer: When Your Teen Works" report that emphasizes the hours of employment governed by child labor laws, and provides information on how these laws "restrict teens from working in hazardous occupations or operating dangerous machinery." The photo gallery contains several albums, including heartrending stills from the documentary "Stolen Childhoods". Visitors will see a child working at a brick kiln in India, and a Kenyan coffee plantation where children work without protective gear from pesticides or the sharp spines of the coffee plant. [KMG

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The relative incidence of tarsal coalition.  

PubMed

The overall incidence of tarsal coalition in the general population is unknown, but it is far less than 1%. Calcaneonavicular coalition was found to be the most common type (53%), followed by talocalcaneal coalition (37%). The other types appear infrequently. Most calcaneonavicular and talocalcaneal coalitions present as a painful foot of some type. Peroneal spastic flatfoot is a rare finding and occurred in only two of 22 talocalcaneal coalitions in the present study. Talonavicular coalitions were always associated with other congenital foot anomalies and were typically asymptomatic. Age at presentation, sex, and time to diagnosis were not statistically different among patients with coalitions at different locations. It is thought that clinical presentation corresponds to ossification of the coalition, which occurs an average of three to four years later. PMID:6641062

Stormont, D M; Peterson, H A

1983-12-01

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Building Effective Coalitions: Some Planning Considerations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Croan, Gerald M.; Lees, Joan F.

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Coalitions to engineer the climate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Solar geoengineering is the deliberate reduction of the amount of incoming solar radiation absorbed by Earth's climate system with the aim of reducing impacts of anthropogenic climate change. The international politics of solar geoengineering differ markedly from those of greenhouse-gas emissions reductions. A central question is who will decide whether and how much solar geoengineering will be 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. Thus, in practice, some minimum amount of aggregate power would be needed to successfully impose will upon the rest of the world. Here we formulate a series of games, calibrated with physical and economic models of climate change, to evaluate how international coalitions to implement geoengineering may form. In the scenarios examined, climate models are assumed to correctly predict the future and damage is parameterized in terms of regional temperature and precipitation changes only, and do not consider other, possibly formidable, risks. The coalitions set the "global thermostat" to maximize benefit to coalition members. As a result, non-members would be better off under a global optimum solution, but would be worse off with no geoengineering at all. Nonetheless, it appears unlikely that solar geoengineering could be implemented by actors who are perceived in advance to be harming the interests of a majority of the world's powers.; Comparison of results under a globally optimal versus >50% military-spending power coalition over 6 decades of solar geoengineering implementation. (a) shows how the amount of solar geoengineering (in units of stratospheric aerosol optical depth, AOD) implemented by a Power Proportionate Distribution coalition under a military-spending-weighted power scheme (dotted), compared to the amount that minimizes net global damages (thick grey) (the population and GDP-weighted results from Figure 2 in the Main Text shown in grey, solid and dashed); (b) shows how the coalition members (in green) and non-members (in red) reduce their damages from climate change using solar geoengineering compared to reductions at the global optimum (thick grey). (c) shows the regional membership of the winning coalition in each decade.

Moreno-Cruz, J. B.; Ricke, K.; Caldeira, K.

2012-12-01

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Tarsal coalition and painful flatfoot.  

PubMed

The prevalence of tarsal coalition is probably 1% or less. The two sites most commonly affected are the calcaneonavicular joint and the middle facet of the talocalcaneal joint. Diagnosis should be suspected in the preteen or teenage patient with insidious or sudden onset of pain in the midfoot to hindfoot associated with a lack of motion in the subtalar joint. Initial treatment with immobilization or an orthosis may relieve symptoms, but most patients will have persistent symptoms that warrant surgical correction. Long-term results indicate that excision of the coalition is moderately successful in relieving symptoms in the calcaneonavicular bar. Long-term success with excision of subtalar bars is less clear, although early relief of symptoms is usually possible. PMID:9753754

Vincent, K A

1998-01-01

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CRCHD SPN Publications: Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC)  

Cancer.gov

CRCHD SPN Publications: Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC)  Back to CRCHD Completed Research SPN Publications Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) Principal Investigator:

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Coalitional Games in MISO Interference Channels: Epsilon-Core and Coalition Structure Stable Set  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The multiple-input single-output interference channel is considered. Each transmitter is assumed to know the channels between itself and all receivers perfectly and the receivers are assumed to treat interference as additive noise. In this setting, noncooperative transmission does not take into account the interference generated at other receivers which generally leads to inefficient performance of the links. To improve this situation, we study cooperation between the links using coalitional games. The players (links) in a coalition either perform zero forcing transmission or Wiener filter precoding to each other. The $\\epsilon$-core is a solution concept for coalitional games which takes into account the overhead required in coalition deviation. We provide necessary and sufficient conditions for the strong and weak $\\epsilon$-core of our coalitional game not to be empty with zero forcing transmission. Since, the $\\epsilon$-core only considers the possibility of joint cooperation of all links, we study coalitional games in partition form in which several distinct coalitions can form. We propose a polynomial time distributed coalition formation algorithm based on coalition merging and prove that its solution lies in the coalition structure stable set of our coalition formation game. Simulation results reveal the cooperation gains for different coalition formation complexities and deviation overhead models.

Mochaourab, Rami; Jorswieck, Eduard A.

2014-12-01

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

E-print Network

Coalition Agents Experiment: Multi-Agent Co-operation in an International Coalition Setting David N to show that multi-agent systems are an effective way of dealing with the complexity of real-world problems, such as agile and robust Coalition operations and enabling interoperability between heterogeneous

Durfee, Edmund H.

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Clean Cities Award Winning Coalition: Chicago  

SciTech Connect

The Chicago area coalition marks its five-year anniversary in 1999 as a member of the Clean Cities Program. Their progress in the last five years has been remarkable as they advance the alternative fuel and vehicle markets, increase coalition membership, help support new alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) legislation, and educate fleet managers. The coalition boasts more than 90 stakeholders, including industry, government, environmental and academic organizations, and membership continues to grow. Thanks to dedicated coalition members' efforts, a variety of AFVs can be seen on Chicago's streets, including transit and school buses, taxicabs, sedans, vans, and trucks.

ICF Kaiser.

1999-05-19

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Defining elements of success: a critical pathway of coalition development.  

PubMed

In recent decades, coalitions have been established to address many public health problems, including injury prevention. A partnership among the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center and four injury prevention coalitions has documented the developmental stages of successful coalitions. This developmental process was constructed through the analysis of participating coalition documents, such as each coalition's mission statement, bylaws or rules of operation, the use of committees within the organization, frequency of meetings, and additional historical documents. Themes from this analysis guided researchers in designing a critical pathway model that describes milestones in coalition formation. Critical components in coalition formation include a clear definition of the coalition structure, coalition enhancement, funding, community support, leadership, education and outreach to the community, membership, partnerships, data and evaluation, and publicity. These findings are applicable to public health professionals who work with community-based coalitions and citizens who participate in local coalitions. PMID:18340088

Downey, Laura M; Ireson, Carol L; Slavova, Svetla; McKee, Genia

2008-04-01

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Campus and Community Coalitions. Issues in Prevention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Issues in Prevention" focuses on campus and community coalitions. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Campus and Community Coalitions: Implementing Environmental Prevention Strategies (John D. Clapp); (2) Campus Brief: University of Rhode Island; (3) International Town & Gown Association; (4) Q&A With Traci Toomey and…

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

2012-01-01

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Assessing Rural Coalitions That Address Safety and Health Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community coalitions can help national organizations meet their objectives. Farm Safety 4 Just Kids depends on coalitions of local people to deliver farm safety and health educational programs to children and their families. These coalitions are called chapters. An evaluation was developed to identify individual coalition's strengths and…

Burgus, Shari; Schwab, Charles; Shelley, Mack

2012-01-01

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Developmental Stages and Work Capacities of Community Coalitions: How Extension Educators Address and Evaluate Changing Coalition Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extension educators provide resources to community coalitions. The study reported here adds to what is known about community coalitions and applies an assessment framework to a state-level coalition-based Extension program on healthy relationships and marriages. The study combines the Internal Coalition Outcome Hierarchy (ICOH) framework with four…

Nichols, Allison; Riffe, Jane; Peck, Terrill; Kaczor, Cheryl; Nix, Kelly; Faulkner-Van Deysen, Angela

2014-01-01

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Middle subtalar osseous coalition with associated fusion of the sinus tarsi: a previously undescribed type of tarsal coalition.  

PubMed

Tarsal coalitions affect up to 13% of the population and may cause chronic ankle and hindfoot pain. Coalitions can be subdivided as osseous, cartilaginous, or fibrous types. The most common type of tarsal coalition involvesthe talocalcaneal joint, where it usually affects the middle subtalar joint. In this article, we describe a previously unpublished form of talocalcaneal coalition with osseous coalition at the level of the middle subtalar joint with associated fusion of the sinus tarsi. PMID:24120878

Lawrence, David A; Rolen, Michael F; Moukaddam, Hicham

2014-01-01

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Miami thrives: weaving a poverty reduction coalition.  

PubMed

In an environment where community based organizations are asked to do increasingly more to alleviate the effects of complex social problems, networks and coalitions are becoming the answer for increasing scale, efficiency, coordination, and most importantly, social impact. This paper highlights the formation of a poverty reduction coalition in south Florida. Our case study approach chronicles a developing coalition in Miami-Dade County and the role of one organization acting as lead to the initiative. Drawing on interviews with lead organization staff, participant observation field notes, network mapping and analysis of documents and artifacts from the initiative, we analyze the local organizational context and illuminate important processes associated with supporting a developing coalition. Findings offer a picture of the interorganizational relationships in the community using social network analysis and identify the organizational capacity factors that contribute to and inhibit the formation of a cohesive and effective coalition in this context. This study also highlights the utility of an action research approach to organizational learning about coalition-building in such a way that informs decision making. PMID:24748284

Evans, Scotney D; Rosen, Adam D; Kesten, Stacey M; Moore, Wendy

2014-06-01

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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  

E-print Network

Maine Department of Environmental Protection Washington State Department of Ecology California, Maine 04333-0017 P.O. Box 47600 Sacramento, California 95812 Olympia, Washington 98504-7600 States Urge Control Act AUGUSTA, MAINE DECEMBER 2, 2009--Thirteen states today released a set of principles designed

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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."

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Northwest Energy Coalition Renewable Northwest Project Natural Resources Defense Council  

E-print Network

Northwest Energy Coalition Renewable Northwest Project Natural Resources Defense Council December 9 Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Citizens' Utility Board of Oregon, and Climate Solutions Coalition [Nancy Hirsh] Renewable Northwest Project[Rachel Shimshak] Natural Resources Defense Council

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Differential Challenges in Coalition Building among HIV Prevention Coalitions Targeting Specific Youth Populations  

PubMed Central

Coalitions provide the potential for merging the power, influence, and resources of fragmented individuals and institutions into one collective group that can more effectively focus its efforts on a specific community health issue. Connect to Protect® coalitions devote resources to address the HIV epidemic at a structural level. This research examines differential challenges in coalition processes that may facilitate/hinder coalition building to achieve HIV prevention through structural change. Qualitative interviews conducted with community partners participating across 10 coalitions were analyzed to compare responses of those individuals working on HIV prevention coalitions targeting adolescent and young adult gay and bisexual men versus those targeting adolescent and young adult heterosexual women. Community partner responses revealed differences across several key areas including: a) acceptability and goals in discussing sexual issues with adolescents, b) goals of sexual health promotion activities, and c) competition among collaborating agencies. Themes highlighted in this research can complement existing community intervention literature by helping community mobilizers, interventionists, and researchers understand how cultural norms affect youth-specific coalition work. PMID:24188354

Robles-Schrader, Grisel M.; Harper, Gary W.; Purnell, Marjorie; Monarrez, Veronica; Ellen, Jonathan M.

2012-01-01

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[Total bilateral carpal coalition with carpometacarpal fusion: one case].  

PubMed

Carpal coalition may involve more than two carpal bones which is more common when coalition occurs as part of a syndrome of congenital malformations. We describe an unusual case of congenital complete entire carpal coalition with massive carpometacarpal coalition except the first carpometacarpal joint and abnormal distal radioulnar joint bilaterally. In addition, radiocarpal joint surfaces were slightly irregular but compatible. There were abnormal distal radioulnar joints and ulnar styloids articulated with the ulnar side of the lunate of the both wrists. PMID:11845077

Tuncay, I; Akpinar, F; Unal, O; Aydinlioglu, A

2001-11-01

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On coalition formation: a game-theoretical approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

P. P. Shenoy

1979-01-01

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Evaluating Community Partnerships and Coalitions with Practitioners in Mind  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaluation plays a key role in developing and sustaining community partnerships and coalitions. We recommend focusing on three levels of coalition evaluation that measure (a) processes that sustain and renew coalition infrastructure and function; (b) programs intended to meet target activities, or those that work directly toward the partnership’s goals; and (c) changes in health status or the community. A

Frances D. Butterfoss; Vincent T. Francisco

2004-01-01

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Coalition Cooperation Defines Roadmap for E85 and Biodiesel  

SciTech Connect

This Clean Cities success story relates how Colorado's Colorado Biofuels Coalition was formed and provides guidance on forming other such coalitions. This Colorado's coalition sucessfully increase the number of fueling stations providing biofuels and has goals to the number even more. Plans also include assisting with financing infrastructure, making alternative fuels available to more fleets, and educating about E85 and biodiesel use.

Not Available

2007-06-01

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Rethinking the Factors of Success: Social Support and Community Coalitions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Coalitions are often the strategy of choice when needs are great, resources are few, and individual efforts have proven unsuccessful in addressing serious health issues. Despite the widespread use of coalitions and extensive research, no definitive list of factors predicting coalition success has been identified. One factor, social…

Haithcox-Dennis, Melissa; DeWeese, Amanda; Goodman, Jessica

2013-01-01

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A Coalitional Game-Based Mechanism for Forming Cloud Federations  

E-print Network

A Coalitional Game-Based Mechanism for Forming Cloud Federations Lena Mashayekhy Department--We model the cloud federation formation problem using concepts from coalitional game theory by considering game where cloud providers decide to form a coalition (cloud federation) to allocate VMs dynamically

Grosu, Daniel

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Multidimensional security policy management for dynamic coalitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Security policy management for a dynamic coalition with multiple members, each with its own policy requirements and mechanisms, and with limited mutual trust, is a complex task. In this paper, we present the architecture of MSME (Multidimensional Security Management and Enforcement), a system that addresses this problem by providing mechanisms to express security requirements for large groups abstractly, to exchange

Geva Patz; Matthew Condell; Rajesh Krishnan; Luis Sanchez

2001-01-01

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Coalition Formation with Uncertain Heterogeneous Information*  

E-print Network

Bar-Ilan Univ. Ramat-Gan, 52900 Israel and Univ. of Maryland College Park, MD sarit@cs.biu.ac.il Onn Shehory IBM Research Lab in Haifa Haifa University Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905 ISRAEL onn@il.ibm.com Gilad Taase Dept. of CS Bar-Ilan Univ. Ramat-Gan, 52900 Israel ABSTRACT Coalition formation methods allow

Kraus, Sarit

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Coalition Formation among Bounded Rational Agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes coalition formation among self-interested agents that need to solve combi­ natorial optimization problems to operate effi­ ciently in the world. By colluding (coordinat­ ing their actions by solving a joint optimization problem), the agents can sometimes save costs compared to operating individually. A model of bounded rationality is adopted, where com­ putation resources are costly. It is

Tuomas Sandholm; Victor R. Lesser

1995-01-01

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Building a State Coalition for Nursing Home Excellence  

PubMed Central

Purpose of the Study: This article describes the successful evolution of a state coalition for nursing home excellence that brought together organizations that had once worked in silos to improve the quality of care through the implementation of culture change for Arkansas’ 240 nursing homes with 27,700 residents. Design and Methods: The Coalition was established in 2004 when stakeholders were invited to participate in a retreat to explore how they could come together with a common goal to improve the care of older Arkansans. These stakeholders were encouraged to bring their organization’s perspectives to the Coalition and determine ways to work with others. The continuous refinement of the Coalition’s activities involved revisiting goals of the Coalition, assessing the need for other stakeholders, identifying gaps and overlaps in quality and culture change programming, and providing feedback to Coalition members. Results: The Coalition stakeholders had the leadership to articulate and mobilize others around a common vision of improving quality of care in nursing homes through culture change. Over time, the Coalition members developed a willingness to share resources and to speak as one voice. Implications: Stakeholders from diverse organizations and governing bodies can come together to complement each other’s work and collaborate on programs to build a better system of care for the frail and elderly persons across a state. The success of this statewide effort lends support for policies that encourage regional coalitions of providers to improve care. PMID:24443610

Beck, Cornelia

2014-01-01

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Blue-green coalitions: fighting for the right to know.  

PubMed

The fight for information on the use, storage, and release of toxic substances in and from workplaces has been often referred to as the struggle for the right to know. The frustration of occupational safety-and-health activists in trying to obtain information on product names and potential risks closely mirrors that uphill struggle to access information from the state and industry faced by environmental activists. Given the similarities between the two situations, collaboration on the right to know produced a formidable alliance between the two movements-especially in New Jersey, where the dense population and the close proximity of industry to that population produced a powerful blend of anti-toxics and pro-union activism that redefined the relationship between blues and greens. This blue-green coalition, the New Jersey Work Environment Council, has existed since the 1980s and has continuously led the fight for safer workplaces and a cleaner environment by building bridges between labor groups and environmental activists. PMID:19447758

Mayer, Brian

2009-01-01

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Expanding the PhysTEC Coalition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) is a community of physics departments representing scientists and educators at institutions dedicated to improving the science preparation of future K-12 teachers. Now in its second year, PhysTEC requires physics and education faculty to work together to provide an education for future teachers that emphasizes interactive engagement and a student-centered approach to learning science. The first six Coalition members are the physics departments at Ball State University, Oregon State University, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, Western Michigan University, and Xavier University of Louisiana. PhysTEC is creating a broad, active Coalition of physics departments that have implemented or are interested in implementing one or more of the PhysTEC Program Components. · A long-term, active collaboration among the physics department, the department of education, and the local schools. · A Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) program that provides for a full-time participant in assisting faculty in course revisions. · The redesign of physics courses based on results from physics education research. · The redesign of elementary and secondary science methods courses with an emphasis on inquiry-based teaching and learning. · The establishment of a mentoring program to provide a valuable induction experience for novice science teachers. · The participation of physics faculty in the improvement and expansion of school experiences. www.phystec.org

Stein, Fredrick

2003-04-01

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78 FR 21928 - Demand Response Coalition v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Complaint  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Commission [Docket No. EL13-57-000] Demand Response Coalition v. PJM Interconnection...Commission), 18 CFR 385.206, the Demand Response Coalition \\1\\ (Complainant...1\\ The Demand Response Coalition includes...

2013-04-12

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

E-print Network

A MODEL FOR PERCEIVED COALITION EFFECTIVENESS: THE RELATIONSHIP OF COALITION VARIABLES TO PREDICT CANCER COUNCILS? ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY TO ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY OUTCOMES A Dissertation by WILLIAM ALVIN TORRENCE... COALITION EFFECTIVENESS: THE RELATIONSHIP OF COALITION VARIABLES TO PREDICT CANCER COUNCILS? ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY TO ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY OUTCOMES A Dissertation by WILLIAM ALVIN TORRENCE Submitted to the Office...

Torrence, William Alvin

2006-04-12

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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....

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Europa Uomo: the European Prostate Cancer Coalition.  

PubMed

Europa Uomo is a patient-led, non-governmental association (NGO), launched formally in Milan in 2004 with a legal base in Antwerp. As a coalition of prostate cancer patient groups with representation in 18 European countries, the NGO focusses on awareness, early detection, optimal treatment, multi-professional care and, above all, quality of life and patient advocacy. In the majority of European countries prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer affecting men beyond middle age. The incidence and substantial mortality rises with age, peaking in the seventh decade. Standards of diagnosis and treatment vary across Europe and attitudes differ. Information about the early detection and awareness of prostate cancer available to the public leaves much to be desired. Since 2002, involved individuals, patient support groups, patients, family members, physicians, urologists, oncologists and nurses joined in the formation of an independent, international, non-profit association of patient-led prostate cancer support groups from European countries known as Europa Uomo, the European Prostate Cancer Coalition. This Coalition was legally established as an NGO in June 2004 in Milan with the headquarters and secretariat in Antwerp, Belgium. Its membership represents 18 countries by the national or regional groups listed in Table 16.1 with their respective contact persons. The coalition is led by a steering committee under the control of the annual general assembly. The steering committee members and their co-ordinates are listed in Table 16.2. Scientific advice is given by a scientific committee chaired by Prof. H. Van Poppel as the liaison officer with the European Association of Urology (EAU). The support for EAU guidelines appears on the Web site and will be linked to all members in their own language (www.cancerworld.org/europauomo). The goals and activities of Europa Uomo have been condensed in a series of slides at the request of the Eurocan+Plus collaboration to facilitate international collaboration. These slides have been listed in Tables 16.3, 16.4 16.5, 16.6, 16.7, 16.8, 16.9, 16.10, 16.11, 16.12, 16.13 and 16.14. It should be noted that membership includes supporting activities for patients and adherence to our 10 objectives listed in the manifest (Tables 16.4-16.6). The bottom line is that the coalition focuses on peer-to-peer support, information and education, as well as partnership with professional associations. We in Europa Uomo hope to see the decrease in over-treatment and mortality of prostate cancer by the clinical activities, trials and research of the professional organizations. We have the great opportunity to be supported and sponsored by the European School of Oncology (ESO) and its director Dr. A. Costa. The European Society of Medical oncology (ESMO), the International Consultation of Urological Diseases (ICUD) and the International Prostate Health Council (IPHC) support our advice on scientific data. It is quite natural that all of our members have joined the European Cancer Patients Coalition (ECPC) to speak for all European patients with one voice. We are a young association but ambitious enough to launch several projects in addition to the Web site, such as the Prostate Passport, a global coalition of patient support organizations, and a series of patient symposia. In this way we are able to show our support and collaboration with all health workers, including nurses, social workers, nutritionists and psychologists. We like to conclude this contribution with a list of questions to the experts from our participation in the 6th International Consultation of Urological Diseases (ICUD) symposium in Paris (Hudson et al. 2006). PMID:17432565

Hudson, Tom; Denis, Louis J

2007-01-01

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Washington Department of Ecology: Publications  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Washington's Department of Ecology Publications page maintains an archive of more than 1500 online publications available for download. Visitors can search the archive or browse by subject, which include Agency Administration, Air Quality, Environmental Assessment, Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction, Nuclear Waste, Shorelands and Environmental Assistance, Solid Waste and Financial Assistance, Spills, Toxics Cleanup, Water Quality, and Water Resources. Besides the impressive number of available documents, the site also offers a refreshingly easy and intuitive method for finding and utilizing what is offered.

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Quantum Coalition of "n Equipartition" Compound Mode in Minority Game  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigate the quantum coalition in an N-player quantum minority game proposed by Benjamin. N players share an initial entangled state and the measure of entanglement of the initial state is p. The coalition size is n (n < N). When N is odd and when N is even with the restricted condition n? N/2, we find a best quantum strategy which can make the expected payoff of each coalition player reach the maximal value in this paper. We compare the expected payoffs of the coalition players before and after the best coalition, and get that whether the players coalition or not is related to p when N is even; when N is odd, the expected payoff can always be improved by coalition which is independent of p. This result provides a theory basis for the choice of the initial state in a minority game. Moreover we propose a quantum minority game with clique-wise entanglement state which can make the expected payoff reach the upper limit and reduce the possibility of coalition.

Zhou, Xiao-fei; Guo, Fen-zhuo; Zhang, Ke-jia

2015-01-01

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Lessons Learned from Operating an NSF Education Coalition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes lessons learned from the creation and operation of a National Science Foundation-sponsored Engineering Education Coalition, the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED). Specific operational issues addressed include planning, organization, leadership, operations, support, participant…

Zorowski, Carl F.; Brown, Thomas H., Jr.

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De Madres a Madres: Women building community coalitions for health  

Microsoft Academic Search

How one group of Hispanic women in Houston, Texas, built community coalitions for primary health care is chronicled from the perspectives of the women. We describe how they formed partnerships with community businesses, health and social service agencies, schools, and churches to develop an outreach network that enables pregnant women to obtain early prenatal care. These women's steps in coalition

Judith McFarlane; Elizabeth Kelly; Rachel Rodriguez; John Fehir

1994-01-01

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The National Home Visiting Coalition: A History of Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

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Tactical coalition voting and information in the laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tactical coalition voting (TCV) is a balancing strategy where voters choose to vote for their second preferred party in order to influence the policy direction of the government coalition formed. In this paper, we experimentally evaluate the extent voters in a PR system engage in TCV. We find significant evidence that voters in the laboratory, even those not experienced with

Brian McCuen; Rebecca B. Morton

2010-01-01

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Coalitions, Minority Representation, and Vote-Trading Probabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Haefele, Edwin T.

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Long-term Coalitions for the Electronic Marketplace  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a new coalition formation mechanism for the electronic marketplace that extends the existing transaction-oriented coalitions to long -term ones based on nurturing customer-vendor relationships. Because trust is an important factor in any form of commerce and it has been an elaborated issue in Electronic Commerce applications in the last few years, we use trust based relationships between

Silvia Breban; Julita Vassileva

2001-01-01

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Social Norms Tactics to Promote a Campus Alcohol Coalition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

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Optimal Coalition Structures in Cooperative Graph Games Yoram Bachrach  

E-print Network

is to partition the agents in a way that maximizes the total value gained by all coalitions, i.e. the social) representation [14], which maintains knowledge about synergies between agents in the form of an edge weighted graph. We consider the problem of finding the optimal coalition structure in WGGs. The agents

Kohli, Pushmeet

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Bi-cooperative games with fuzzy bi-coalitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we introduce the notion of a bi-cooperative game with fuzzy bi-coalitions and discuss the related properties. In real game theoretic decision making problems, many criteria concerning the formation of coalitions have bipolar motives. Our model tries to explore such bipolarity in fuzzy environment. The corresponding Shapley axioms are proposed. An explicit form of the Shapley value as

Surajit Borkotokey; Pranjal Sarmah

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Coalition Formation for Resource Coallocation Using BDI Assignment Agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new distributed agent algorithm for resource co- allocation to different tasks is proposed. The algorithm extends a BDI assignment algorithm with resource capability reasoning. It enables resource agents to form coalitions via iterative BDI reasoning and negotiation given the limited capabilities of the resources vis-` a-vis task requirements, without directly limiting the coalition size. In the worst case analysis,

Kiam Tian Seow; Kwang Mong Sim; Shane Yuan Chia Kwek

2007-01-01

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The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition: four years of progress.  

PubMed Central

The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition is a cooperative venture of 80 national voluntary, health professional, and governmental organizations committed to improving maternal and infant health through education. In the 4 years since its creation, the Coalition has grown in scope and size, established an Executive Secretariat, and begun activities directed at breastfeeding, substance use, injury prevention, genetics, oral health, adolescent pregnancy, and motivation of low-income women. National Coalition educational materials on these subjects are produced by representatives of the national organization members contributing time and their organization's resources. In addition, member organizations sponsor the publication of a quarterly newsletter and other coalition-building materials including an exhibit, slide-tape show, television production kit, and a community organization guide. Combined with State and community enthusiasm for the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies concept, technical assistance from national members has led to the formation of coalitions in many States--more than 40 States have designated contacts with the national coalition. The State coalitions have undertaken a variety of campaigns; the achievements in 12 States are outlined. Of high priority during the next year will be support of these developing State coalitions through co-sponsorship of regional conferences. The national Coalition will also continue to recognize innovative programs through annual national achievement awards. The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition is dedicated to continued development and promotion of educational programs for pregnant women, those planning a pregnancy, and their caregivers until 1990, in support of the health Objectives for the nation. Images p152-a p153-a p155-a PMID:3083469

Arkin, E B

1986-01-01

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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...

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Workforce: Washington  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Washington, the demand for well-educated employees will only increase over the next several years. In the decade leading up to 2012, healthcare occupations will see growth of 20 percent. Teachers will be in demand: nearly 9,000 new elementary and middle-school educators will need to be hired. Computer fields will undergo growth of 24 percent,…

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2006

2006-01-01

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Cooperation and competition within coalitions of male lions: kin selection or game theory?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Male lions form cooperative coalitions which compete against other coalitions for exclusive access to female groups1,2. This cooperation and the apparently low level of intra-coalition competition over oestrous females, have been considered to be due to the close genetic relatedness of the males in the coalition1-4. However, we now present evidence that breeding coalitions of male lions include non-relatives much

Craig Packer; Anne E. Pusey

1982-01-01

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The relationship of tarsal coalitions to ankle sprains in athletes.  

PubMed

A review of charts and x-ray films of individuals who sustained ankle sprains was carried out to determine the presence of calcaneonavicular coalition. Coalitions were present in 63% of 215 patients with 223 ankle sprains. In 130 ankle sprains recorded as occurring directly in athletics, 65% of the x-ray films showed some degree of calcaneal navicular abnormality. This study found a much higher percentage of coalitions than anticipated in either the general population or the injured athletic population and reinforced the belief that there may be an underlying anatomic predisposition to ankle sprains. PMID:6792935

Snyder, R B; Lipscomb, A B; Johnston, R K

1981-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-10-01

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PhysTEC: Physics Teacher Education Coalition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This joint effort at improving teacher preparation is facilitated by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and American Physical Society (APS). Working together, the project recognizes three themes essential to providing excellent teacher preparation: Bridges, Engagement, and Continuum. âBridgesâ symbolizes the need to involve the various groups (physics faculty, education faculty, and practicing teachers) in common goals of preparing teachers, and to recognize each of their individual and unique contributions. âEngagementâ indicates the importance of department-level reform to change attitudes and practices necessary to address problems in producing more better-prepared teachers. âContinuumâ recognizes the broad spectrum of efforts necessary to bring about effective change. The project has two main thrusts, the PhysTEC institutions, and the national Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PTEC).

2004-11-28

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45 CFR 1370.4 - State domestic violence coalition grants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-10-01 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 §...

2012-10-01

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45 CFR 1370.4 - State domestic violence coalition grants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 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 §...

2010-10-01

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45 CFR 1370.4 - State domestic violence coalition grants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 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 §...

2011-10-01

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45 CFR 1370.4 - State domestic violence coalition grants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-10-01 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 §...

2013-10-01

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CFCC: A Covert Flows Confinement Mechanism for Virtual Machine Coalitions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Normally, virtualization technology is adopted to construct the infrastructure of cloud computing environment. Resources are managed and organized dynamically through virtual machine (VM) coalitions in accordance with the requirements of applications. Enforcing mandatory access control (MAC) on the VM coalitions will greatly improve the security of VM-based cloud computing. However, the existing MAC models lack the mechanism to confine the covert flows and are hard to eliminate the convert channels. In this paper, we propose a covert flows confinement mechanism for virtual machine coalitions (CFCC), which introduces dynamic conflicts of interest based on the activity history of VMs, each of which is attached with a label. The proposed mechanism can be used to confine the covert flows between VMs in different coalitions. We implement a prototype system, evaluate its performance, and show that our mechanism is practical.

Cheng, Ge; Jin, Hai; Zou, Deqing; Shi, Lei; Ohoussou, Alex K.

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Agent-Based Coalition Formation in Disaster Response Applications  

E-print Network

by hurricane Katrina. Index Terms-- coalition formation, embodied agent, convoy formation, disaster management. Although some disaster management teams are pre-established, trained together and have a clear pattern

Bölöni, Ladislau L

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Cast Metal Coalition Research and Development Closeout Report  

SciTech Connect

The Cast Metal Coalition, composed of more than 22 research providers and universities and 149 industrial partners, has completed a four-year research and development partnership with the Department of Energy. This report provides brief summaries of the 29 projects performed by the Coalition. These projects generated valuable information in such aspects of the metals industry as process prediction technologies, quality control, improved alloys, product machinability, and casting process improvements.

Allen, D.

2000-08-01

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Blocking Underhand Attacks by Hidden Coalitions (Extended Version)  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Matteo Cristani; Erisa Karafili; Luca Viganò

2010-01-01

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The agencies method for coalition formation in experimental games.  

PubMed

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

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

2012-12-11

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The agencies method for coalition formation in experimental games  

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

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Environmental politics and the coal coalition  

SciTech Connect

A history of environmental politics and coal is presented. Since the late nineteenth century coal has been essential to the industrial economy of the United States. But air pollution from burning coal damages health and property, and strip mining despoils the natural environment. As industry mushroomed after World War II, the social costs of air pollution and strip mining emerged as national problems, and by the late fifties public health officials, conservationists, and sportsmen began to call for federal regulation. Pressures mounted for federal rather than state control, for stringent health criteria, expensive technological solutions, and, by the 1970's, constraints on industrial growth. The coal industry resisted, concerned with the costs of cleanup and the need for larger, centralized systems to deliver ever more energy in what would become a crisis situation. Meanwhile, the coal industry was being absorbed by mergers with larger industries, including petroleum, electric utilities, railroads, steel, and equipment manufacturing; large commercial banks with energy interests and interlocking trade associations and government advisory councils provided a cohesive framework for political opposition to escalating regulation. By the 1970's environmentalists had also formed national coalitions. As the issues became more complex and highly technical, the conflict shifted from the legislative to the administrative arena. The result has been a degree of regulation and interface between business and government unimaginable in the Eisenhower era. Using both government and interest-group sources, the author documents the significant changes in both social values and the pluralist political process over two decades of reform.

Vietor, R.H.K.

1980-01-01

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University of Washington University of Washington -Bothell  

E-print Network

of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way NE Bothell, WA 98011-8246 Danette L. Iyall, Assistant Director, Finan & Urban Planning: 224 Gould Hall, Box 355726, 206.543.7679 http://www.caup.washington.edu Caroline Orr of Education: Miller Hall, Box 353600, 206.221.4805 http://depts.washington.edu/coe Elizabeth West, Assistant

Yetisgen-Yildiz, Meliha

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Blocking Underhand Attacks by Hidden Coalitions (Extended Version)  

E-print Network

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 ...

Cristani, Matteo; Viganò, Luca

2010-01-01

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Unconscious Vigilance: Worldview Defense Without Adaptations for Terror, Coalition, or Uncertainty Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Individuals subtly reminded of death, coalitional challenges, or feelings of uncertainty display exaggerated preferences for affirmations and against criticisms of their cultural in-groups. Terror management, coalitional psychology, and uncertainty management theories postulate this \\

Colin Holbrook; Paulo Sousa; Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook

2011-01-01

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

E-print Network

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...

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

1997-01-01

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Studying bio-inspired coalition formation of robots for detecting intrusions using game theory.  

PubMed

In this paper, inspired by the society of animals, we study the coalition formation of robots for detecting intrusions using game theory. We consider coalition formation in a group of three robots that detect and capture intrusions in a closed curve loop. In our analytical model, individuals seek alliances if they think that their detect regions are too short to gain an intrusion capturing probability larger than their own. We assume that coalition seeking has an investment cost and that the formation of a coalition determines the outcomes of parities, with the detect length of a coalition simply being the sum of those of separate coalition members. We derive that, for any cost, always detecting alone is an evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS), and that, if the cost is below a threshold, always trying to form a coalition is an ESS (thus a three-way coalition arises). PMID:19933008

Liang, Xiannuan; Xiao, Yang

2010-06-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

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Testing a Comprehensive Community Problem-Solving Framework for Community Coalitions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Jewiss, Jennifer; Pickard, Larissa Vigue

2010-01-01

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A stable and efficient buyer coalition formation scheme for e-marketplaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

Buyer coalitions are beneficial in e-marketplaces because they allow buyers to take advantage of volume discounts. However, existing buyer coalition formation schemes do not provide buyers with any means to declare and match their preferences or to calculate the division of the surplus in a stable manner. Concepts and algorithms for coalition formation have been investigated in game theory and

Junichi Yamamoto; Katia P. Sycara

2001-01-01

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The North Carolina Eden Coalition: facilitating environmental transformation.  

PubMed

The Eden Alternative, created by Harvard educated physician Dr. William Thomas, is a model for transforming skilled care facilities from institutions based on a medical model of care into human habitats that promote human growth. This change is accomplished through decentralizing the organizational structure of the facility to empower front-line care-delivery staff, and through introduction of plants, animals, gardening, and children into the daily lives of residents. Because the Eden Alternative is a trademarked name, only facilities recognized by the Eden Alternative registry are allowed to use the name. However, any facility may adopt the philosophies embodied by the Eden Alternative, and implement the principles for transforming their facility. In 1996, the North Carolina Division of Facility Services formed the North Carolina Eden Coalition (originally named the North Carolina Eden Alternative Coalition). This was the first organization of its kind in the country. The success of the Coalition has led it to become a model for implementation in other states. Currently, North Carolina leads the country in the number of registered Eden Alternative facilities, and has a large number of other facilities that have instituted some form of environmental enhancement. The Coalition functions as a consumer-driven advisory and educational body rather than a formal regulatory standard body, and endorses implementation of the principles and philosophies embodied in the Eden Alternative. The Coalition has proved to be a successful, cooperative effort among regulators, providers, advocates, and other experts to implement the philosophies of the Eden Alternative without regulatory basis. Because the Coalition was formed under the auspices of the Division of Facility Services and operates with its ongoing cooperation, it is in an excellent position to clarify and influence policies and regulatory issues concerning transformation of long-term care environments in North Carolina. This article explores the history, structure, function, mission, and goals of the North Carolina Eden Coalition. Examples of issues the Coalition has addressed in promoting environmental transformation in North Carolina's skilled care facilities are also included. PMID:11913514

Hamilton, Nadine; Tesh, Anita S

2002-03-01

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Success of calcaneonavicular coalition resection in the adult population.  

PubMed

Twelve adult patients (13 feet), average age 33 years (range, 19-48 years), with calcaneonavicular coalitions remained symptomatic after a trial of conservative treatment. Surgical resections were performed. Before surgery, there was < 5 degrees of inversion/eversion in 11 patients, radiographic evidence of degenerative arthritis in 10 feet (77%), and talar beaking in 7 feet. At an average postoperative follow-up of 36 months, subjective relief of preoperative symptoms was achieved in all but two patients. Two patients required subsequent hindfoot arthrodesis. Resection of calcaneonavicular coalition in the adult can be successful and provides an option to arthrodesis after nonoperative methods have failed. PMID:8886787

Cohen, B E; Davis, W H; Anderson, R B

1996-09-01

91

George Washington Carver  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This month is Black History Month. This week we are going to learn about a famouse African American named George Washington Carver. The following clip is a biography about George Washington Carver George Washington Carver Bio Watch the Flip Book and see what happens! George Wshington Carver Flip Book The following clip is the story of George Washington Carver told my a child using leggos. George Washington Carver Leggo Man ...

Turner, Miss A.

2012-01-26

92

Evaluating coalition capacity to strengthen community-academic partnerships addressing cancer disparities.  

PubMed

The Arkansas Cancer Connection Program is a community-academic partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and nine community-based coalitions designed to address cancer health disparities through community-based participatory research. In 2005, a survey measuring coalition capacity was administered to 51 Cancer Council members to assess training needs and increase coalition capacity. The highest scoring components were leadership and member engagement while the lowest were development and capacity effectiveness. Effectiveness correlated with aspects of coalition capacity. The evaluation identified training needs, which were met by projects leveraging the coalition's strengths to advance community-based participatory research addressing cancer disparities. PMID:21633920

Torrence, William Alvin; Yeary, Karen Hye-Cheon Kim; Stewart, Chara; Mehta, Paulette; Duke, Kelly; Greer-Williams, Nancy; Guidry, Jeffrey J; Erwin, Deborah; Greene, Paul; Henry-Tillman, Ronda S

2011-12-01

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arXiv:submit/0306343[cs.MA]26Aug2011 Optimal Coalition Structures in Graph Games  

E-print Network

is to partition the agents in a way that maximizes the total value gained by all coalitions, i.e. the social), a simple restricted representation of coalitional games [12]. The agents in such games are vertices members. The optimal coalition structure is a partition of the agents to coalitions, that maximizes

Kohli, Pushmeet

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Tarsal and tarsometatarsal coalitions from Mound C (Ocmulgee Macon Plateau site, Georgia): implications for understanding the patterns, origins, and antiquity of pedal coalitions in Native American populations.  

PubMed

Tarsal and tarsometatarsal coalitions are malsegmentation errors that result in incomplete division between two or more normally separate bones of the foot. Coalitions may be osseous, characterized by bony union, or non-osseous, in which the affected elements are united by fibrous tissue, cartilage, or some combination of both. Evidence indicates that non-osseous coalitions are frequently overlooked or misinterpreted in skeletal samples. The purpose of this study is to (1) report two non-osseous coalition cases (naviculocuneiform I, CF3-MT3) from the Ocmulgee Mound Site in Georgia, and (2) examine the occurrence of coalitions throughout the foot in Native American samples relative to other major populations. Evidence suggests that Native Americans exhibit a pattern of coalitions in the foot that differs from that recently documented for European and African samples. Native Americans display a relatively high rate of midfoot and forefoot coalitions, and known cases are both geographically and temporally diverse. This distribution, along with evidence of similar patterns in East Asian samples, suggests that the pattern of coalition seen in Native Americans has origins in Asiatic parent populations during the late Pleistocene. Individuals migrating to the New World with proximal midfoot coalitions are likely to have endured biomechanical stress during prolonged physical activity and walking, as frequently seen in modern clinical cases. PMID:22640697

Burnett, S E; Wilczak, C A

2012-06-01

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Reciprocal Relations between Coalition Functioning and the Provision of Implementation Support.  

PubMed

Community coalitions have been promoted as a strategy to help overcome challenges to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs. This paper explores the characteristics of coalitions that enable the provision of implementation support for prevention programs in general and for the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs with fidelity. Longitudinal cross-lagged panel models were used to study 74 Communities That Care (CTC) coalitions in Pennsylvania. These analyses provide evidence of a unidirectional influence of coalition functioning on the provision of implementation support. Coalition member knowledge of the CTC model best predicted the coalition's provision of support for evidence-based program implementation with fidelity. Implications for developing and testing innovative methods for delivering training and technical assistance to enhance coalition member knowledge are discussed. PMID:24323363

Brown, Louis D; Feinberg, Mark E; Shapiro, Valerie B; Greenberg, Mark T

2015-01-01

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The Rare Cuboid-Navicular Coalition Presenting as Chronic Foot Pain  

PubMed Central

Tarsal coalitions are relatively rare diagnoses affecting adolescent patients that typically present with progressive foot pain. Cuboid-navicular coalition, a type of tarsal coalition, is extremely rare with less than 10 reported cases to date. Most prevailing theories reported have described this specific type of coalition as asymptomatic except at specific moments of stress and exercise. The purpose in presenting this case is to demonstrate that cuboid-navicular coalition can be associated with chronic unremitting pain, as in our patient. We present a case of cuboid-navicular fibrocartilaginous coalition in an adolescent patient presenting with chronic foot pain. Furthermore, from an imaging standpoint, radiographic findings are often subtle and radiologists cannot rely on indirect signs such as talar beak in clinching the diagnosis of cuboid-navicular coalition. Instead, abnormal articulation between the cuboid and navicular must be sought.

Awan, Omer; Graham, James Allen

2015-01-01

97

Can race be erased? Coalitional computation and social categorization  

E-print Network

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

Cosmides, Leda

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Toward Community Research and Coalitional Literacy Practices for Educational Justice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community-based research can provide an avenue for understanding the complexities of students' and families' lives and working together for educational justice through what we refer to as coalitional literacy practices. In this article, we share a critical incident about a student's absence from school as an illustrative case of the…

Campano, Gerald; Ghiso, María Paula; Yee, Mary; Pantoja, Alicia

2013-01-01

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Dynamic plantar pressure measurements in children with tarsal coalition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tarsal coalition is a congenital foot anomaly seen in childhood. It results in a rigid flatfoot deformity. Radiographic studies are needed to confirm the diagnosis. Characterization of this foot deformity during normal gait was done using the Emed plantar pressure system (Novel Electronics Inc, St Paul, USA). The hindfoot demonstrated higher than normal peak pressure and increased peak pressure on

R. Lyon; X. C. Liu

2000-01-01

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Unusual coalition seeks tighter NOx standards in northeast  

SciTech Connect

A coalition of environmentalists and major Northeast-based companies, including one utility, have called for stringent new regionwide controls on nitrogen oxides emissions from power plants and industrial facilities. A letter to the Northeastern Governors said the North east could not effectively address its urban smog problem with out significantly tighter limits.

Lobsenz, G.

1994-08-25

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Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now. 2006-2007 Annual Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In January 2005, leaders from Connecticut's business, higher education and civic communities came together to create the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN): a nonprofit organization designed to be a catalyst for the fundamental changes needed to move Connecticut from having the largest to having the smallest achievement gap in the…

ConnCAN, 2007

2007-01-01

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Methods for Coalition Formation in Adaptation-Based Social Networks  

E-print Network

formation in social networks consisting of a graph of interdependent agents allows many choices of which task to select and with whom to partner in the social network. Nodes represent agents and arcsMethods for Coalition Formation in Adaptation-Based Social Networks Levi Barton, Vicki H. Allan

Allan, Vicki H.

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Omnishambles: Reactions to the Second Year of Coalition Education Policies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Richards, Colin

2012-01-01

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Hospital-Based Coalition to Improve Regional Surge Capacity  

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

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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

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Measuring Dimensions of Coalition Functioning for Effective and Participatory Community Practice.  

PubMed

Social Work has a long history of community practice, but community practice models have been understudied. An important first step in conducting such studies is the establishment of psychometrically sound measures relevant for evaluations of community practice. In this paper, data are used from a community-randomized trial of Communities That Care (CTC), a coalition-based model of community practice shown to be effective at transforming communities and changing rates of youth problem behavior. Coalition functioning is reported by coalition members in 12 communities across intervention implementation phases. A four-dimensional model of coalition functioning (goal-directedness, efficiency, opportunities for participation, and cohesion) was confirmed using factor analysis and the dimensions were found to be invariant across time. One test of validity of these dimensions is conducted by correlating coalition members' ratings of coalition functioning with those of external observers. PMID:24778545

Shapiro, Valerie B; Oesterle, Sabrina; Abbott, Robert D; Arthur, Michael W; Hawkins, J David

2013-12-01

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Constant factor approximation algorithms for coalition structure generation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coalition structure generation is a central problem in characteristic function games. Most algorithmic work to date can be\\u000a classified into one of three broad categories: anytime algorithms, design-to-time algorithms and heuristic algorithms [5].\\u000a This paper focuses on the former two approaches. Both design-to-time and anytime algorithms have pros and cons. While design-to-time\\u000a algorithms guarantee finding an optimal solution, they must

Travis C. Service; Julie A. Adams

2011-01-01

108

Reinventing High School: Outcomes of the Coalition Campus Schools Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Long-standing critiques of large “factory model” high schools and growing evidence for the benefits of small schools, especially for the achievement of low-income and minority students, have stimulated initiatives in many cities to redesign secondary education. This seven-year study of the Coalition Campus Schools Project in New York City documented a unique “birthing” process for new, small schools that were

Linda Darling-Hammond; Jacqueline Ancess; Susanna Wichterle Ort

2002-01-01

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Strengthening ecological mindfulness through hybrid learning in vital coalitions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Sol, Jifke; Wals, Arjen E. J.

2014-06-01

110

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

E-print Network

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.

Adrian P. Flitney; Andrew D. Greentree

2006-08-11

111

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

E-print Network

| New Jersey | New York | Oregon | Vermont | Washington STATES' PRINCIPLES ON REFORM OF THE TOXIC | Michigan | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Oregon | Vermont | Washington Linda S. Adams, Secretary Department of Environmental Services Mark N. Mauriello, Acting Commissioner New Jersey Department

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

E-print Network

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders Exercise Concerns Membership List, 2013-2014  

E-print Network

U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders Exercise Concerns Membership List, 2013-2014 Name Department.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders Exercise Concerns Membership List, 2013-2014 Kristina Brown Undergrad Student Undergrad student (CIO Male Educators on Disordered Eating) willwarren21@gmail.com #12;

Acton, Scott

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U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders Exercise Concerns Membership List, 2011-2012  

E-print Network

U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders Exercise Concerns Membership List, 2011-2012 Name Department@virginia.edu #12;U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders Exercise Concerns Membership List, 2011-2012 Lisa Womack Open to Preventing Eating Disorders nas2z@virginia.edu Page Zakas Undergrad Student, Inter

Acton, Scott

115

Algorithm for combinatorial coalition formation and payoff division in an electronic marketplace  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an electronic marketplace, coalition formation allows buyers to enjoy a price discount for each item, and combinatorial auction enables buyers to place bids for a bundle of items that are complementary. Coalition formation and combinatorial auctions both help to improve the efficiency of a market, and they have received much attention from economists and computer scientists. But there has

Cuihong Li; Katia P. Sycara

2002-01-01

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Interracial political coalitions: an analysis of justice for janitors campaigns in Houston, TX  

E-print Network

............................................. 12 Interracial Coalitions and Tactics ................................................. 13 Race and Social Movements ? Bell?s Interest Convergence Theory... coalitions from a variety of perspectives (Meier and Stewart 1991; Omi and Winant 1994), none have examined the strategies and tactics necessary to mobilize across racial lines on a local level. This thesis attempts to fill that gap by asking two central...

Bracey, Glenn Edward

2009-05-15

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George Washington's Secret Code  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Service, National P.

2011-08-20

118

Booker T. Washington Rediscovered  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Booker T. Washington, a founding father of African American education in the United States, has long been studied, revered, and reviled by scholars and students. Born into slavery, freed and raised in the Reconstruction South, and active in educational reform through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Washington sought to use…

Bieze, Michael Scott, Ed.; Gasman, Marybeth, Ed.

2012-01-01

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Eider females form non-kin brood-rearing coalitions  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Kin selection is a powerful tool for understanding cooperation among individuals, yet its role as the sole explanation of cooperative societies has recently been challenged on empirical grounds. These studies suggest that direct benefits of cooperation are often overlooked, and that partner choice may be a widespread mechanism of cooperation. Female eider ducks (Somateria mollissima) may rear broods alone, or they may pool their broods and share brood-rearing. Females are philopatric, and it has been suggested that colonies may largely consist of related females, which could promote interactions among relatives. Alternatively, shared brood care could be random with respect to relatedness, either because brood amalgamations are accidental and nonadaptive, or through group augmentation, assuming that the fitness of all group members increases with group size. We tested these alternatives by measuring the relatedness of co-tending eider females in enduring coalitions with microsatellite markers. Females formed enduring brood-rearing coalitions with each other at random with respect to relatedness. However, based on previous data, partner choice is nonrandom and dependent on female body condition. We discuss potential mechanisms underlying eider communal brood-rearing decisions, which may be driven by the specific ecological conditions under which sociality has evolved in this species.

Ost, M.; Vitikainen, E.; Waldeck, P.; Sundstrom, L.; Lindstrom, K.; Hollmen, Tuula; Franson, J.C.; Kilpi, M.

2005-01-01

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Amphibians of Washington  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource on the Amphibians 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 amphibians. 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 amphibians, this resource is a nice reference.

Moon, Brad.

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Bilateral Tarsal Coalition in a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Basketball Player: A Case Report  

PubMed Central

Objective To present a case of bilateral subtalar joint coalition in a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I basketball player and the treatment plan that was used to manage the coalition from the beginning of conference play through the postseason. Background A 20-year-old male basketball athlete (height = 182.8 cm, mass = 83.4 kg) presented with bilateral subtalar joint tarsal coalition that became symptomatic in 2006 and resulted in constant pain with any form of activity. Differential Diagnosis Traumatic injury of the talocalcaneal joint. Treatment Nonsurgical intervention of conservative therapy was elected. Uniqueness Less than 13% of the overall population is affected with tarsal coalition, so it is safe to assume that very few athletes competing at the collegiate or elite level suffer from this condition. This is the first report in the literature to document conservative manual therapies used to manage the symptoms of subtalar joint tarsal coalition in a Division I basketball player. Conclusions After the intensive treatment program for tarsal coalition was implemented, the patient experienced pain relief and was able to continue to compete at a competitive level. This case represents the need to further explore and document a conservative treatment protocol for tarsal coalition. PMID:23182021

Suits, Julie M.; Oliver, Gretchen D.

2012-01-01

122

My own, private Washington  

E-print Network

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 ...

Galletly, Adam Benjamin

2011-01-01

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Energy Matters in Washington State  

E-print Network

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

Collins, Gary S.

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Trans-scaphoid Trans-lunotriquetral Perilunate Dislocation in a Patient with a Carpal Coalition  

PubMed Central

Summary: Congenital carpal coalitions are rare conditions that arise from a failure or an incomplete cavitation of a common cartilaginous precursor of the carpal bones between the fourth and eighth week of intrauterine life. The incidence of coalitions has been estimated to occur in about 0.1% of the population and up to 1.6% in people of African descent. This study reports a case of trans-scaphoid trans-lunotriquetral perilunate dislocation with a lunotriquetral coalition and successful management with closed reduction, percutaneous fixation, and a thumb spica cast. PMID:25289337

Villanueva, Nathaniel L.; Ting, Jess

2014-01-01

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Tarsal coalitions in the adult population: does treatment differ from the adolescent?  

PubMed

There is a paucity of information on adult coalitions without large, well-designed outcome studies. Current recommendations are thus similar to those for adolescents. Based on the available literature, current recommendations include an initial trial of adequate nonoperative treatment in symptomatic coalitions. Unlike adolescent coalitions, nonoperative treatment may be even more effective in the adult patient as many are asymptomatic or discovered after injury. If nonoperative treatment fails, then surgical intervention is considered and tailored to the location of the coalition, existing advanced arthrosis, and any existing deformity. Similar to the adolescent, surgical treatment for adult calcaneonavicular coalitions typically involves an attempt at resection with some type of interposition. Resection can be attempted for talocalcaneal coalitions that do not present with advanced arthrosis or significant hindfoot malalignment. For those patients with advanced arthrosis, more than 50% involvement of the joint hindfoot malalignment, subtalar or triple arthrodesis is recommended. The decision between resection and arthrodesis is controversial in the adolescent population. With few outcome studies in adults, it is even more difficult to make definitive treatment recommendations; however, the indications for resection are likely even more limited. It is likely that the adult subtalar coalition that becomes symptomatic and fails nonoperative treatment will require arthrodesis for full pain relief and improvement in objective outcome measures, such as the AOFAS hindfoot score. Our treatment algorithm focuses first on a trial of nonoperative treatment of at least 3 months regardless of coalition location. After failed nonoperative treatment, calcaneonavicular coalitions are in most cases treated with excision and interpositional fat graft. For talocalcaneal coalitions, resection is offered to patients with neutral hindfoot alignment, some preservation of subtalar joint motion and no adjacent joint arthrosis. The patients are advised that the outcome after resection of talocalcaneal coalitions is less predictable than resection of calcaneonavicular coalitions. Those patients with absent subtalar motion and relatively normal hindfoot alignment are candidates for in situ fusion of the subtalar joint. For those patients with greater than 15° of valgus hindfoot malalignment on a weight-bearing hindfoot alignment view or adjacent joint arthrosis, a triple arthrodesis is recommended with or without medial displacement osteotomy of the calcaneus. Adjacent joint arthrosis may be determined by radiographs, CT scan, or preoperative MRI. PMID:22541520

Thorpe, Steven W; Wukich, Dane K

2012-06-01

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Global change information support: A north-south coalition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Blados, Walter R.; Cotter, Gladys A.

1993-01-01

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Stable structures of coalitions in competitive and altruistic military teams  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In heterogeneous battlefield teams, the balance between team and individual objectives forms the basis for the internal topological structure of teams. The stability of team structure is studied by presenting a graphical coalitional game (GCG) with Positional Advantage (PA). PA is Shapley value strengthened by the Axioms of value. The notion of team and individual objectives is studied by defining altruistic and competitive contribution made by an individual; altruistic and competitive contributions made by an agent are components of its total or marginal contribution. Moreover, the paper examines dynamic team effects by defining three online sequential decision games based on marginal, competitive and altruistic contributions of the individuals towards team. The stable graphs under these sequential decision games are studied and found to be structurally connected, complete, or tree respectively.

Aurangzeb, M.; Mikulski, D.; Hudas, G.; Lewis, F. L.; Gu, Edward

2013-05-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

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Rebuild America Program – Brazos Valley Energy Conservation Coalition – Quarterly Report for July – September 1998  

E-print Network

The Brazos Valley Energy Conservation Coalition (BVECC), administered by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) of Texas A&M University, in College Station, Texas received notification of the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE)-Rebuild America award...

Yazdani, B.; Haberl, J. S.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.

1998-01-01

130

77 FR 42738 - Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the Coalition for Quality and Patient...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment...the Coalition for Quality and Patient Safety of Chicagoland (CQPS PSO) AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act...

2012-07-20

131

A kernel-oriented model for coalition-formation in general environments: Implementation and results  

SciTech Connect

In this paper we present a model for coalition formation and payoff distribution in general environments. We focus on a reduced complexity kernel-oriented coalition formation model, and provide a detailed algorithm 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 agreed upon and are forced by agent-designers, and strategies by which each agent acts at will. In addition, we present an implementation of the model and simulation results. From these we conclude that implementing the model for coalition formation among agents increases the benefits of the agents with reasonable time consumption. It also shows that more coalition formations yield more benefits to the agents.

Shehory, O.; Kraus, S. [Bar Ilan Univ., Ramat Gan (Israel)

1996-12-31

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Task allocation via coalition formation among autonomous agents \\Lambda Onn Shehory  

E-print Network

under Grant No. IRI­9123460 and the Israeli Science Ministry grant No. 6288. Kraus is also affiliated coalitions. Distributed artificial intelligence (DAI) is concerned with problem solving in which several

Kraus, Sarit

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-02-01

134

Washington Street's "Soul Survivors"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes as an example of what a non-school agency is doing to ease desegregation the Greater Dallas Human Relations Commission's sponsorship of the Washington Street "Soul Survivors," a group of 12 blacks and 12 whites performing race relations-oriented entertainment. (JM)

Simms, Richard

1973-01-01

135

Washington: Hanford Nuclear Reservation  

... "before and after" views of the area around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington. On June 27, 2000, a fire in the ... since 1996. MISR was built and is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, ...

2014-05-15

136

Washington State Electric Vehicle  

E-print Network

Washington State Electric Vehicle Implementation Bryan Bazard Maintenance and Alternate Fuel Technology Manager #12;Executive Order 14-04 Requires the procurement of electric vehicles where and equipment with electricity or biofuel to the "extent practicable" by June 2015 1. The vehicle is due

California at Davis, University of

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University of Washington  

Cancer.gov

The mechanism to be used by the investigators is the development and testing of methods in tandem with existing clinical cancer trials that include PET imaging. This includes imaging studies performed locally at the University of Washington, in small multi-center trials as part of a regional network directed by our cancer center, and as a participant in national multi-center trials.

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Washington's Bold Reformer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For more than a year, the debate, press coverage, and buzz in Washington, D.C., have swirled over whether someone so different--and so relatively inexperienced--can deliver sweeping change. And presidential hopeful Barack Obama hasn't been the only one receiving that kind of unrelenting scrutiny. This article describes Michelle Rhee who became…

Schachter, Ron

2008-01-01

139

Washington's Instant University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the problems involved in merging Federal City College (FCC), District of Columbia Teachers College (DCTC), and Washington Technical Institute (WTI) into the University of the District of Columbia (DCU) by September 1976. Background of the three public institutions and legislation by the 93rd Congress mandating the consolidation are…

Gordon, Suzanne

1976-01-01

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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...

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November 2012 Washington Shellfish Initiative  

E-print Network

November 2012 Washington Shellfish Initiative Scientific Summary of Ocean Acidification Panel on Ocean Acidification #12;NOTICE from NOAA Mention of a commercial company or product does and Back Cover Graphic: Acknowledgments: Scientific Summary of Ocean Acidification in Washington State

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A survey of hospitals to determine the prevalence and characteristics of healthcare coalitions for emergency preparedness and response.  

PubMed

Previous reports have identified the development of healthcare coalitions as the foundation for disaster response across the United States. This survey of acute care hospitals characterizes the current status of participation by US hospitals in healthcare coalitions for emergency preparedness planning and response. The survey results show the nearly universal nature of a coalition approach to disaster response. The results suggest a need for wide stakeholder involvement but also for flexibility in structure and organization. Based on the survey results, the authors make recommendations to guide the further development of healthcare coalitions and to improve local and national response to disasters. PMID:22857783

Rambhia, Kunal J; Waldhorn, Richard E; Selck, Frederick; Mehta, Ambereen Kurwa; Franco, Crystal; Toner, Eric S

2012-09-01

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2014 Landslide in Washington State  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Photograph from an aerial survey showing the extent and impacts from the landslide in northwest Washington that occurred on March 22, 2014. The survey was conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, USGS, and King County Sheriff's...

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Coalition Building and Functioning Selecting, implementing, and evaluating teen pregnancy prevention interventions: Lessons from the CDC's Community Coalition Partnership Programs for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To summarize 13 communities' experiences with selecting, implementing, and evaluat- ing teen pregnancy prevention interventions within the CDC Community Coalition Partnership Programs for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy. The study focuses on decision-making processes and barriers encountered in five categories of interventions: reproductive health services, reproduc- tive health education, parent-child communication, male involvement, and programs for pregnant and parenting

Darlene L. Shearer; Susan L. Gyaben; Kaia M. Gallagher; Lorraine V. Klerman; Rhea Chiles

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Civil War Washington  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What was Washington, D.C. like during the Civil War? It's an arresting and interesting question, and the people at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities have created this digital archive to look into it. As their introductory statement notes, this collection "examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural, and medical/scientific/transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War." On the homepage, visitors will find six sections, including Maps, Texts, Visual Works, and Data. For those with a spatial bent, the Maps area is a real find. Visitors can use the interactive GIS-enabled map to look at the layers of history throughout the city with a grain of detail that is remarkable. Moving along, the Interpretations area includes scholarly essays, such as "Washington, the Strategic Capital."

2012-08-24

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Skill improvement among coalition members in the California Healthy Cities and Communities Program.  

PubMed

Community-driven, collaborative approaches to health promotion have the potential to enhance skills among community members and, in turn, increase community capacity. This study uses data from an evaluation of the California Healthy Cities and Communities (CHCC) Program to examine whether, and how, community problem-solving and collaboration skills are improved among coalition members and local coordinators in 20 participating communities. Methods include semi-structured interviews with coordinators and mailed surveys with coalition members (n=330 in planning phase and n=243 in implementation phase). The largest number of coordinators reported skill improvement in defining health broadly and assessing needs and assets. Similarly, coalition members reported greatest skill improvement for defining health broadly, assessing needs and assets and setting priorities and developing action plans. Modest correlations were observed between number of roles played in the local healthy cities and communities project and each skill area assessed. Time committed to the local CHCC coalition and its activities was not meaningfully correlated with any of the skills. Types of skill-building opportunities may be more important than number of hours devoted to meetings and activities in strengthening community problem-solving and collaboration skills among coalition members. PMID:17021273

Kegler, Michelle C; Norton, Barbara L; Aronson, Robert

2007-06-01

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A Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2006-12-01

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Transformation, trust and the ‘importance of teaching’: continuities and discontinuities in the Coalition government’s discourse of education reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

The imperative of transforming education continues to permeate the discourse of UK education reform. Although the Coalition government’s publications herald a ‘new school system’, they reveal the same neo-liberal thinking as their New Labour predecessors. The context of the national budget deficit is now being brought to bear to promote greater effectiveness of the education system. Inherent in the Coalition

Agnieszka Bates

2012-01-01

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Cuboid-navicular tarsal coalition: report of a small case series with description of a surgical approach for resection.  

PubMed

Tarsal coalitions are an uncommon pathology, representing approximately a 1% occurrence in the general population, and most commonly diagnosed in the younger population. Coalitions between the cuboid and navicular are especially rare. In this case series, all patients were young (15-35 years of age), active patients with fibrous coalitions at the cuboid-navicular interface; 3 of the 4 patients related a past history of ankle sprains on the affected side. After conservative treatment was exhausted and a diagnostic injection was performed that eliminated the pain, surgical intervention was used that consisted of coalition resection and interposition of an adipose graft harvested from the lower leg. All patients were able to return to their previous level of activity and remain pain-free at the surgical site. Our series of 4 cases of this coalition suggests that, although rare, cuboid-navicular coalition should be included in the differential diagnosis when patients present with persistent foot pain and suspicion of tarsal coalition is high. We also demonstrate that surgical resection of this coalition with an interpositional adipose graft provides excellent results. PMID:22857847

Sarage, Anthony L; Gambardella, Gabriel V; Fullem, Brian; Saxena, Amol; Caminear, David S

2012-01-01

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Supporting tobacco control: stimulating local newspaper coverage with a technical assistance website for local coalitions.  

PubMed

A large and growing literature confirms that well-designed web-based programs can be effective in preventing or treating several chronic diseases. This study examined how the Internet can deliver information and train community activists and specifically tested the effects of web-based technical assistance on local tobacco control coalitions' efforts to use media advocacy to advance their agendas. The authors compared a highly interactive, Enhanced website (intervention) to a noninteractive, Basic text-based website (comparison) in Colorado communities. A total of 24 tobacco control coalitions led by local county health departments and nursing services were enrolled in the project and randomly assigned to use either the intervention or comparison website. A total of 73 local daily and weekly newspapers were identified in the service areas of 23 of the 24 coalitions. A posttest assessment of newspaper coverage was conducted to locate all newspaper articles with tobacco control information published between January 1 and April 9, 2004, the last 3 months of the intervention. Although there was no evidence of a treatment effect on the frequency of newspaper articles on tobacco-related issues, there was, however, evidence that newspapers in counties where the coalition had access to the Enhanced website printed more stories focused on local/regional issues and more anti-tobacco local/regional stories than in the counties where coalitions had access to the Basic website. Coalitions can improve their influence on local media for community tobacco control when high-quality online technical assistance, training, and resources are available to them. PMID:22068581

Buller, David B; Bettinghaus, Erwin P; Helme, Donald; Young, Walter F; Borland, Ron; Maloy, Julie A; Cutter, Gary R; Andersen, Peter A; Walther, Joseph B

2011-11-01

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PASAYTEN WILDERNESS, WASHINGTON.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

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

1984-01-01

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Recent developments: Washington focus  

SciTech Connect

Congress reconvened on January 23, but most of Washington`s January new involves the Administration. DOE sent two letters to USEC customers, awarded a contract for the independent financial review of the enrichment program, and released a plan for demonstrating AVLIS by 1992. A General Accounting Office (GAO) report investigating the impact of imports of Soviet EUP into the US was made public. Both Congress and the administration are reportedly considering a full-scope US-Soviet Agreement for Nuclear Cooperation. Finally, published reports indicate Congress may consider ending the customs user fee which levies a charge of 0.17% on the value of all imported goods. The fee is felt to violate the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and is not based on recovering actual Customs costs for processing a good. The fee brings the Treasury over $700 million per year, but the business community plans to lobby hard for its outright elimination or a change in authority to collect the fee based on actual costs.

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1990-02-01

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Antimony Toxicity  

PubMed Central

Antimony toxicity occurs either due to occupational exposure or during therapy. Occupational exposure may cause respiratory irritation, pneumoconiosis, antimony spots on the skin and gastrointestinal symptoms. In addition antimony trioxide is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Improvements in working conditions have remarkably decreased the incidence of antimony toxicity in the workplace. As a therapeutic, antimony has been mostly used for the treatment of leishmaniasis and schistosomiasis. The major toxic side-effects of antimonials as a result of therapy are cardiotoxicity (~9% of patients) and pancreatitis, which is seen commonly in HIV and visceral leishmaniasis co-infections. Quality control of each batch of drugs produced and regular monitoring for toxicity is required when antimonials are used therapeutically. PMID:21318007

Sundar, Shyam; Chakravarty, Jaya

2010-01-01

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Toxic Newts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

WGBH Educational Foundation

2003-09-26

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A Selfish Approach to Coalition Formation among Unmanned Air Vehicles in Wireless Networks  

E-print Network

A Selfish Approach to Coalition Formation among Unmanned Air Vehicles in Wireless Networks Walid aerial vehicles (UAVs) have a great potential for deployment in next generation wireless networks. While in military ad hoc networks, this paper proposes a novel usage model for UAVs in wireless communication

Boyer, Edmond

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lloyd, Eva

2014-01-01

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Family Resource Coalition Report. Focus: Families of Children with Special Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This special issue of a periodical focuses on building support and resources for families of children with special needs. It contains 13 articles in addition to descriptions of 10 programs serving special needs families at the local level, a list of 15 resource organizations and 10 publications/audiovisual aids, and a message from the coalition's…

Family Resource Coalition Report, 1988

1988-01-01

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Emergence of Cooperative Coalition in NIPD Game with Localization of Interaction and Learning  

E-print Network

-player iterated prisoner's dilemma (NIPD) game has been used widely to study the evolution of cooperationin social on the evolutionof cooperative coalitions, while localizedlearningmakes the population oscillate. This paper also makes a population more stable, but it takes longer time to reach this stable state. 1 Introduction

Yao, Xin

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The Coalition for Networked Information and the Rewards of Risk Taking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

West, Richard P.

2009-01-01

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

E-print Network

Information Sharing and Security in Dynamic Coalitions Charles E. Phillips, Jr. Computer Science.486.4818 Fax: 4817 {steve, ting}@ engr.uconn.edu ABSTRACT Today, information sharing is critical to almost every institution. There is no more critical need for information sharing than during an international

Lee, Ruby B.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna

2011-01-01

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Unconscious Vigilance: Worldview Defense Without Adaptations for Terror, Coalition, or Uncertainty Management  

PubMed Central

Individuals subtly reminded of death, coalitional challenges, or feelings of uncertainty display exaggerated preferences for affirmations and against criticisms of their cultural in-groups. Terror management, coalitional psychology, and uncertainty management theories postulate this “worldview defense” effect as the output of mechanisms evolved either to allay the fear of death, foster social support, or reduce anxiety by increasing adherence to cultural values. In 4 studies, we report evidence for an alternative perspective. We argue that worldview defense owes to unconscious vigilance, a state of accentuated reactivity to affective targets (which need not relate to cultural worldviews) that follows detection of subtle alarm cues (which need not pertain to death, coalitional challenges, or uncertainty). In Studies 1 and 2, death-primed participants produced exaggerated ratings of worldview-neutral affective targets. In Studies 3 and 4, subliminal threat manipulations unrelated to death, coalitional challenges, or uncertainty evoked worldview defense. These results are discussed as they inform evolutionary interpretations of worldview defense and future investigations of the influence of unconscious alarm on judgment. PMID:21644809

Holbrook, Colin; Sousa, Paulo; Hahn-Holbrook, Jennifer

2012-01-01

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Patterns of coalition formation by adult female baboons in Amboseli, Kenya  

E-print Network

Patterns of coalition formation by adult female baboons in Amboseli, Kenya JOAN B. SILK*, SUSAN C in shaping the pattern of coalitionary activity among adult female savannah baboons, Papio cynocephalus, are thought to be functionally linked to the existence of alliances between females. Female savannah baboons

Alberts, Susan C

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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

PubMed

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

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

2015-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

Egerstedt, Magnus

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

E-print Network

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 options to tackle climate change, unfortunately the role of adaptation is largely ignored in the study

Spino, Claude

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Brooks, Rachel

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Wright, Adam

2012-01-01

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Religion, Advocacy Coalitions, and the Politics of U.S. Public Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Employing the Advocacy Coalition Framework to ground the analysis, this article begins with an historical overview of the US Protestant Right and its involvement with the politics of public schooling. It then moves to a discussion of a few current legal and policy issues (intelligent design, evolution, the Kansas state board of education, school…

Lugg, Catherine A.; Robinson, Malila N.

2009-01-01

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The reform of the 2003 Common Agricultural Policy: an advocacy coalition explanation1  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article addresses the core research question – how can we understand the policy processes leading to the 2003 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform? It utilizes the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) perspective as an explanatory framework for these purposes in a European Union (EU) policy area which normally lies outside ACF applications. In the ACF, it is assumed that advocacy

Peter Nedergaard

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Watts, A. G.

2013-01-01

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The Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government's "Free Schools" in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Free schools are new state-funded but privately-run schools set up under the academies legislation. Free schools represent the most overtly market-oriented policy within the Conservative-led Coalition government's school reform programme in England and have provoked intense controversy, centering on issues of pupil attainment, social equality,…

Hatcher, Richard

2011-01-01

174

Nearshore Restoration in Puget Sound: Understanding Stakeholder Values and Potential Coalitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Restoration of nearshore ecosystems presents many challenges for stakeholder involvement. Using surveys and interviews we examined stakeholder values, preferences, and potential coalitions surrounding nearshore restoration in the Whidbey sub-basin of Puget Sound. Most stakeholders in our study believe that Puget Sound nearshore problems are severe and urgent, and that it is worth investing in restoration. They do not agree on

Rachel S. Lipsky; Clare M. Ryan

2011-01-01

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Interfaces between the Foundation Coalition integrated curriculum and programs for honors, minority, women, and transfer students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Foundation Coalition includes seven institutions, all of which are in the process of developing an engineering curriculum that incorporates the integration of courses, the utilization of active and cooperative learning in the classroom, and the use of technology in the classroom to enhance the level and sophistication of content and problems approached. During the 1994-1995 academic year, all of

K. Watson; M. R. Anderson-Rowland

1995-01-01

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Engineering design in the freshman year at the University of Alabama-Foundation Coalition program  

Microsoft Academic Search

A pair of courses, Foundations of Engineering I and II, form the two-semester engineering component of Foundation Coalition's integrated freshman year at the University of Alabama (UA). These courses replace two existing freshman engineering courses which are devoted to computer programming and engineering graphics. In order to present a more realistic and interesting introduction to engineering as a profession, the

J. Parker; D. Cordes; J. Richardson

1995-01-01

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Bicycle Safety Task Force with LBNL Bicycle Coalition Page 1 of 1  

E-print Network

­ Bicycle Safety Policy The Berkeley Lab presents many unique challenges for motor vehicle, bicycleBicycle Safety Task Force with LBNL Bicycle Coalition April 2005 Page 1 of 1 Traffic Safety Program, and pedestrian safety. The roadways are narrow, can be crowded and under construction, traverse steep terrain

Knowles, David William

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A Formal Model for Emerging Coalitions under Network Influence in Humanitarian Relief Coordination  

E-print Network

that an NGO's evalu- ation of candidate collaborative projects and subsequent de- cisions on forming coalitions are influenced by evaluations done by their peers in the NGO network. Based on a social influence model, we propose a formal model to simulate this type of influence for NGO coordination in a network

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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Cooperative/coalitional game A composite of slides taken from Vincent Conitzer  

E-print Network

are arranged arbitrarily, some of the marriages can be unstable in the following sense. Suppose Alice marries with a cheaper agent? Consider the Stable Marriage Problem ­ small coalition · In a small town there are n men of the opposite sex but has a definite preference ranking of the possible marriage partners. · If marriages

Allan, Vicki H.

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Intermediary Organizations in Charter School Policy Coalitions: Evidence from New Orleans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article develops a framework for investigating research use, using an "advocacy coalition framework" and the concepts of a "supply side" (mainly organizations) and "demand side" (policymakers). Drawing on interview data and documents from New Orleans about the charter school reforms that have developed there…

DeBray, Elizabeth; Scott, Janelle; Lubienski, Christopher; Jabbar, Huriya

2014-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

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WITH THE MASSACHUSETTS ANIMAL COALITION AND PETSMART CHARITIES present THE WHOLE CAT WORKSHOP  

E-print Network

Massachusetts, cat enthusiasts, as well as veterinary technicians and veterinarians. 6 Hours of ContinuingWITH THE MASSACHUSETTS ANIMAL COALITION AND PETSMART CHARITIES present THE WHOLE CAT WORKSHOP MARCH Center's Auditorium PetSmart Charities Animal Welfare Track: Community Cats Varis Lecture Hall, Located

Dennett, Daniel

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Adapting to Changing Resource Requirements for Coalition Formation in Self-Organized Social Networks  

E-print Network

.Allan@usu.edu Abstract Coalition formation in social networks, consisting of a graph of interdependent agents, allows many choices of which task to select and with whom to partner in the social network. Agents communicate patterns, and a mismatch of the skills supplied to the skills demanded. Keywords: Agents; Social Network

Allan, Vicki H.

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Multilevel Coalition Formation Strategy for Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses Missions  

E-print Network

the bioinspired strategy. First, in the context of multi-agent systems, a mathematical model is produced to form coalitions in teams of heterogeneous vehicles. In particular, a coordination strategy is designed would benefit from a heterogeneous network of unmanned vehicles to search and destroy threats

Egerstedt, Magnus

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Bone marrow ill-defined hyperintensities with tarsal coalition: MR imaging findings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: To report the occurrence and pattern of ill-defined subchondral hyperintensities on Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging in patients with talocalcaneal coalition (TCC). Methods and material: MR imaging of both feet was performed in 10 consecutive patients with 14 TCCs. There were eight males and two females with ages ranging from 9–52 years (mean 25 years). Twelve of the 14 TCCs

Elisabeth S Sijbrandij; Ad P. G van Gils; Eduard E de Lange; Simon Sijbrandij

2002-01-01

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Resource and Revenue Sharing with Coalition Formation of Cloud Providers: Game Theoretic Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

In cloud computing, multiple cloud providers can cooperate to establish a resource pool to support internal users and to offer services to public cloud users. In this paper, we study the cooperative behavior of multiple cloud providers. The hierarchical cooperative game model is presented. First, given a group (i.e., coalition) of cloud providers, the resource and revenue sharing of a

Dusit Niyato; Athanasios V. Vasilakos; Zhu Kun

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

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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.

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Biofuels in Oregon and Washington  

E-print Network

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

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S. M. PENNY Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington  

E-print Network

of Washington, Box 351640, Seattle, WA 98195. E-mail: smpenny@atmos.washington.edu 5192 J O U R N A L O F C L IReply S. M. PENNY Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington G. H. ROE Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington D. S

Battisti, David

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

193

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2010-12-01

194

Cast Metals Coalition Technology Transfer and Program Management Final Report  

SciTech Connect

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.

Gwyn, Mike

2009-03-31

195

The Diaries of George Washington  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Library of Congress (LOC) has recently announced a very significant update to one of their most important American Memory project collections, the George Washington Papers. Produced by the editors of the Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia, the documentary edition of The Diaries of George Washington includes all 51 diaries and diary fragments written by Washington between 1748 and December 13, 1799, the day before his death. Originally published in six volumes between 1976 and 1979, the documentary edition offers "diary introductions and annotations that identify all persons mentioned in the texts, explain their relationship to Washington and his activities, and are often accompanied by portrait reproductions." The diaries may be keyword-searched from the main George Washington Papers page or browsed from the Diary page. Also included in this release is the remainder of Series 4, General Correspondence, which completes the online collection of the George Washington Papers. Content at the site is available as either directly viewable images, TIFF images, or text. The collection is an invaluable resources for scholars, students, and librarians.

196

Toxic terror  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Whelan

1985-01-01

197

Thallium toxicity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thallium (Tl+) is a toxic heavy metal which was accidentally discovered by Sir William Crookes in 1861 by burning the dust from a sulfuric acid industrial plant. He observed a bright green spectral band that quickly disappeared. Crookes named the new element ‘Thallium’ (after thallos meaning young shoot). In 1862, Lamy described the same spectral line and studied both the

Sonia Galván-Arzate; Abel Santamar??a

1998-01-01

198

Power and uneven globalization: Coalitions and energy trade dependence in the newly independent states of Europe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The economies of the European former Soviet Union were dependent upon energy subsidies in the form of virtually free oil and natural gas imports from Russia, the loss of which implied dramatic shocks to domestic production structures, and the maintenance of which implied continued policy concessions to Russia. Yet some of these states actively pursued integration into the global economy while others sought to maintain the shelter of domestic markets and Russian energy subsidies. While the economic costs of openness and restructuring would be high in all cases in the short term, it is the political costs of openness and restructuring that determine the policy of the state. Where the high costs of restructuring are borne by a politically disenfranchised group, a consensus coalition can emerge in favor of rapid restructuring and energy reorientation. Where the benefits of the status quo accrue to a well-organized coalition closely allied with the state, a consensus coalition emerges in favor of maintenance of energy subsidies from and political relationship with Russia. Where the costs of restructuring are borne broadly or by a well-organized minority group, power oscillation and fragmentation will lead to inconsistent policy and slow progress toward energy reorientation and reform. Integrating a state-in-society approach to coalition formation within the field of international political economy, the author argues that states dominated by globalist-liberalizing-nationalist coalitions were able to implement energy trade reorientation by politically disenfranchising the ethnic minorities who populated the sector most vulnerable to energy contraction, heavy industry. These "globalizers," Estonia and Latvia, bore the high costs of restructuring industries and importing energy at world prices. Belarus, dominated by pro-Moscow-statist-leftist coalitions, sought to preserve energy subsidies through political and economic reintegration with Russia. States ruled by divided governments or an oscillation of power failed to implement either policy consistently, resulting in continued energy dependence on Russia. Lithuania, Moldova, and Ukraine, the "hybrids," sought to limit their energy dependence on Russia, but could not meet their energy needs at world-market prices. They remained dependent on Russian energy, while struggling toward energy trade diversification.

Linden, Corina Herron

2000-10-01

199

Transformative Wave Technologies Kent, Washington  

E-print Network

Transformative Wave Technologies Kent, Washington www.transformativewave.com #12;#12;North America are shifted to off peak times #12;#12;Transformative Wave Technologies www.transformativewave.com #12

California at Davis, University of

200

Patient Initals University of Washington  

E-print Network

_________ Patient Initals University of Washington Patient Acknowledgement for Kidney Transplantation in Donor Exchange KIDNEY RECIPIENT You have been given the opportunity to participate in the Paired Kidney Donation Exchange program because you and your prospective kidney donor

Borenstein, Elhanan

201

Washington: A DC Circuit Tour  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I explore the history of physics in Washington, D.C., and its environs through a tour of notable sites and personalities. Highlights include visits to the Smithsonian and Carnegie Institutions, stops at the Einstein Memorial, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, and the American Center for Physics, and biographical sketches of physicists Joseph Henry, George Gamow, Edward Teller, and others who worked in the District of Columbia.

Halpern, Paul

2010-12-01

202

Reducing diabetes health disparities through community-based participatory action research: the Chicago Southeast Diabetes Community Action Coalition.  

PubMed Central

To address disproportionately high rates of diabetes morbidity and mortality in some of Chicago's medically underserved minority neighborhoods, a group of community residents, medical and social service providers, and a local university founded the Chicago Southeast Diabetes Community Action Coalition, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention REACH 2010 Initiative. A community-based participatory action research model guided coalition activities from conceptualization through implementation. Capacity building activities included training on: diabetes, coalition building, research methods, and action planning. Other activities sought to increase coalition members' understanding of the social causes and potential solutions for health disparities related to diabetes. Trained coalition members conducted epidemiologic analyses, focus groups, a telephone survey, and a community inventory. All coalition members participated in decisions. The participatory process led to increased awareness of the complexities of diabetes in the community and to a state of readiness for social action. Data documented disparities in diabetes. The participatory action research approach (a) encouraged key stakeholders outside of the health care sector to participate (e.g., business sector, church groups); (b) permitted an examination of the sociopolitical context affecting the health of the community; (c) provided an opportunity to focus on preventing the onset of diabetes and its complications; (d) increased understanding of the importance of community research in catalyzing social action aimed at community and systems change and change among change agents. PMID:12815078

Giachello, Aida L.; Arrom, Jose O.; Davis, Margaret; Sayad, Judith V.; Ramirez, Dinah; Nandi, Chandana; Ramos, Catalina

2003-01-01

203

Oil, Coalitions, and Regime Durability: the Origins and Persistence of Popular Rentierism in Kuwait  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the canonical literature on oil wealth suggests that hydrocarbon windfalls encourage repressive despotism, Kuwait provides\\u000a a case of an oil-rich autocracy governing instead through popular rentierism—that is, through a broad coalition of social\\u000a forces, one that furnishes enduring loyalty from below while constraining abuses of state power from above. This paper provides\\u000a a theoretically guided explanation for this exceptional

Sean L. Yom

2011-01-01

204

Evaluation of soil bioassays for use at Washington state hazardous waste sites: A pilot study  

SciTech Connect

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is developing guidelines to assess soil toxicity at hazardous waste sites being investigated under the Washington Model Toxics Control Act Cleanup Regulation. To evaluate soil toxicity, Ecology selected five bioassay protocols -- Daphnia, Earthworm, Seedling, Fathead Minnow, and Frog Embryo Teratogenesis Assay Xenopus (FETAX) -- for use as screening level assessment tools at six State hazardous waste sites. Sites contained a variety of contaminants including metals, creosote, pesticides, and petroleum products (leaking underground storage tanks). Three locations, representing high, medium, and low levels of contamination, were samples at each site. In general, the high contaminant samples resulted in the highest toxic response in all bioassays. The order of site toxicity, as assessed by overall toxic response, is creosote, petroleum products, metals, and pesticides. Results indicate that human health standards, especially for metals, may not adequately protect some of the species tested. The FETAX bioassay had the greatest overall number of toxic responses and lowest variance. The seedling and Daphnia bioassays had lower and similar overall toxic response results, followed by the earthworm and fathead minnow. Variability was markedly highest for the seedling. The Daphnia and fathead minnow variability were similar to the FETAX level, while the earthworm variability was slightly higher.

Blakley, N.; Norton, D.; Stinson, M. [Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA (United States); Boyer, R. [WCFWRU, Seattle, WA (United States). School of Fisheries

1994-12-31

205

Geodetic strain measurements in Washington.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Two new geodetic measurements of strain accumulation in the state of Washington for the interval 1972-1979 are reported. Near Seattle the average principal strain rates are 0.07 + or - 0.03 mu strain/yr N19oW and -0.13 + or - 0.02 mu strain/yr N71oE, and near Richland (south central Washington) the average principal strain rates are -0.02 + or - 0.01 mu strain/yr N36oW and -0.04 + or - 0.01 mu strain/yr N54oE. Extension is taken as positive, and the uncertainties quoted are standard deviations. A measurement of shear strain accumulation (dilation not determined) in the epoch 1914- 1966 along the north coast of Vancouver Island by the Geodetic Survey of Canada indicates a marginally significant accumulation of right-lateral shear (0.06 + or - 0.03 mu rad/yr) across the plate boundary (N40oW strike). Although there are significant differences in detail, these strain measurements are roughly consistent with a crude dislocation model that represents subduction of the Juan de Fuca plate. The observed accumulation of strain implies that large, shallow, thrust earthquakes should be expected off the coast of Washington and British Columbia. However, this conclusion is not easily reconciled with either observations of elevation change along the Washington coast or the focal mechanism solutions for shallow earthquakes in Washington. -Authors

Savage, J.C.; Lisowski, M.; Prescott, W.H.

1981-01-01

206

Thallium toxicity.  

PubMed

Thallium (T1+) is a toxic heavy metal which was accidentally discovered by Sir William Crookes in 1861 by burning the dust from a sulfuric acid industrial plant. He observed a bright green spectral band that quickly disappeared. Crookes named the new element 'Thallium' (after thallos meaning young shoot). In 1862, Lamy described the same spectral line and studied both the physical and chemical properties of this new element (Prick, J.J.G., 1979. Thallium poisoning. In: Vinkrn, P.J., Bruyn, G.W. (Eds.), Intoxication of the Nervous System, Handbook of Clinical Neurology, vol. 36. North-Holland, New York. pp. 239-278). PMID:9801025

Galván-Arzate, S; Santamaría, A

1998-09-30

207

Geodetic Strain Measurements in Washington  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two new geodetic measurements of strain accumulation in the state of Washington for the interval 1972-1979 are reported. Near Seattle the average principal strain rates are 0.07 +_ 0.03\\/zstrain\\/yr N I9øW and -0.13 +_ 0.02 train\\/yr N71 øE, and near Richland (south central Washington) the average principal strain rates are -0.02 + 0.01\\/zstrain\\/yr N36øW and -0.04 +_ 0.01\\/zstrain\\/yr N54øE. Extension

J. C. Savage; M. Lisowski; W. H. Prescott

1981-01-01

208

Toxic terror  

SciTech Connect

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.

Whelan, E.M.

1985-01-01

209

University of Washington Herbarium Image Collection: Plants of Washington, Lichens of Washington  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the Burke Museum of National History and Culture, and the University of Washington Herbarium, this website features 5,713 beautiful photographs of 1,183 plant species found in the many diverse ecosystems of Washington State. Site visitors may browse for plant species by scientific or common name, genus, and family. The website also offers an identification key and a search engine with fields for family, genus, species, and common name. Species pages contain excellent photographs; distribution maps; descriptive information; synonymy; links to subtaxa; and related links. The website is still being developed, and the site's managers utilize nifty check marks to indicate levels of completion for each species page.

2007-08-20

210

Washington Education Association Directory, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory presents profiles of 73 higher education associations located in the Washington, DC (and northern Virginia) area. Preliminary information includes an alphabetical list of the associations by full name and an alphabetical list by organizational acronym. Each profile includes the organization's address, telephone numbers, e-mail and…

Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, DC.

211

Teaching the March on Washington  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

212

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...

213

Washington Promise Scholarship Program Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.

214

Washington State Department of Ecology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Ecology, Washington S.

215

George Washington: A National Treasure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

George Washington: A National Treasure is a national exhibit that focuses on the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington, painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796 (the last painting of Washington before his death). An historic tour from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, this painting will travel across the country to eight major cities for the first time. The portrait is currently at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, and will remain there until June 16, 2002. Over the next two years, the painting will travel to seven other cities: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, and New York City. Currently, Internet users may explore this historical portrait at the above listed site using three different filters: symbolic, biographic, and artistic. Each filter highlights a distinct component of the portrait, provides background information, and offers an interpretation of each individual element. In addition, the site contains biographical information on Washington's life, an exhibition schedule, and a teaching section for kids.

2002-01-01

216

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.

217

The 1963 March on Washington.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides historical information on the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" and the role of A. Philip Randolph who originally conceived the idea for the March. Features a letter from A. Philip Randolph to President John F. Kennedy. Includes a list of teaching activities. (CMK)

Lloyd, Natalie; Schamel, Wynell; Potter, Lee Ann

2001-01-01

218

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

K. J. Buhl; S. J. Hamilton

1990-01-01

219

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

J. M. Jacoby; J. Kann

2007-01-01

220

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA AGENCY: National...Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum),...

2013-09-30

221

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA AGENCY: National...Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum),...

2013-09-30

222

Washington Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Washington State has participated in the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) since its inception in 1995. We have participated in the tsunami inundation hazard mapping, evacuation planning, education, and outreach efforts that generally characterize the NTHMP efforts. We have also investigated hazards of significant interest to the Pacific Northwest. The hazard from locally generated earthquakes on the Cascadia subduction zone, which threatens tsunami inundation in less than hour following a magnitude 9 earthquake, creates special problems for low-lying accretionary shoreforms in Washington, such as the spits of Long Beach and Ocean Shores, where high ground is not accessible within the limited time available for evacuation. To ameliorate this problem, we convened a panel of the Applied Technology Council to develop guidelines for construction of facilities for vertical evacuation from tsunamis, published as FEMA 646, now incorporated in the International Building Code as Appendix M. We followed this with a program called Project Safe Haven (http://www.facebook.com/ProjectSafeHaven) to site such facilities along the Washington coast in appropriate locations and appropriate designs to blend with the local communities, as chosen by the citizens. This has now been completed for the entire outer coast of Washington. In conjunction with this effort, we have evaluated the potential for earthquake-induced ground failures in and near tsunami hazard zones to help develop cost estimates for these structures and to establish appropriate tsunami evacuation routes and evacuation assembly areas that are likely to to be available after a major subduction zone earthquake. We intend to continue these geotechnical evaluations for all tsunami hazard zones in Washington.

Walsh, T. J.; Schelling, J.

2012-12-01

223

40 CFR 81.348 - Washington.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Clark County (part) Air Quality Maintenance Area... Washington—Ozone (1-Hour Standard...Clark County (part) Air Quality Maintenance Area... Washington—Ozone (8-Hour Standard...Unclassifiable/Attainment Air Quality Maintenance...

2012-07-01

224

40 CFR 81.348 - Washington.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Clark County (part) Air Quality Maintenance Area... Washington—Ozone (1-Hour Standard...Clark County (part) Air Quality Maintenance Area... X Washington—Ozone (8-Hour Standard...Unclassifiable/Attainment Air Quality Maintenance...

2011-07-01

225

49 CFR 372.219 - Washington, DC  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Washington, DC 372.219 Section...Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION...TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS...372.219 Washington, DC The zone adjacent...which transportation by motor vehicle in...

2010-10-01

226

Crisis Communications Plan University of Washington  

E-print Network

's Emergency Management Plan (http://www.washington.edu/emergency/ep/).This Crisis Communications Plan Technology UW Emergency Management Web Communications Human Resources Student Life Environmental HealthCrisis Communications Plan University of Washington Office of Media Relations and Communications

Queitsch, Christine

227

Coalition Quarterly, Volume I, Numbers 1-5, Volume II, Numbers 1-4, Volume III, Numbers 1-3, Volume IV, Numbers 1-4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first four volumes of the "Coalition Quarterly" journal are compiled in this document designed as a management resource for consumer organizations (especially parent coalitions) that operate centers for families of handicapped persons. The introductory issue describes the intent of the publication, proposed topics for future issues, and the…

Vohs, Janet R., Ed.

1985-01-01

228

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2008-01-01

229

Cooperation, Competition, and Coalitions in Enzyme-Producing Microbes: Social Evolution and Nutrient Depolymerization Rates  

PubMed Central

Extracellular enzymes represent a public good for microbial communities, as they break down complex molecules into simple molecules that microbes can take up. These communities are vulnerable to cheating by microbes that do not produce enzymes, but benefit from those produced by others. However, extracellular enzymes are ubiquitous and play an important role in the depolymerization of nutrients. We developed a multi-genotype, multi-nutrient model of a community of exoenzyme-producing microbes, in order to investigate the relationship between diversity, social interactions, and nutrient depolymerization. We focused on coalitions between complementary types of microbes and their implications for spatial pattern formation and nutrient depolymerization. The model included polymers containing carbon, nitrogen, or phosphorus, and eight genotypes of bacteria, which produced different subsets of the three enzymes responsible for hydrolyzing these polymers. We allowed social dynamics to emerge from a mechanistic model of enzyme production, action, and diffusion. We found that diversity was maximized at high rates of either diffusion or enzyme production (but not both). Conditions favoring cheating also favored the emergence of coalitions. We characterized the spatial patterns formed by different interactions, showing that same-type cooperation leads to aggregation, but between-type cooperation leads to an interwoven, filamentous pattern. Contrary to expectations based on niche complementarity, we found that nutrient depolymerization declined with increasing diversity due to a negative competitive effect of coalitions on generalist producers, leading to less overall enzyme production. This decline in depolymerization was stronger for non-limiting nutrients in the system. This study shows that social interactions among microbes foraging for complementary resources can influence microbial diversity, microbial spatial distributions, and rates of nutrient depolymerization. PMID:23060866

Folse, Henry J.; Allison, Steven D.

2012-01-01

230

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

SciTech Connect

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}.

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

231

The Hmong Youth Task Force: evaluation of a coalition to address the sexual exploitation of young runaways.  

PubMed

The Minnesota Wheel of Public Health Nursing Interventions identifies coalition building and community organizing as effective strategies for addressing population health issues. One program that exemplifies these strategies is the Hmong Youth Task Force, a coalition formed to address a growing issue of young Hmong girls in a Midwest state running away from home, being truant from school, and experiencing subsequent sexual exploitation. This is an evaluation of the Task Force. It draws on existing records and semi-structured interviews with Task Force members from various sectors of government, health services, and community organizations, including public health nurses. The results, evaluated in the context of best practices identified by the Wheel of Interventions, document the Task Force's development, accomplishments, challenges faced, and community changes that have resulted from the coalition's efforts to date. PMID:18173587

Saewyc, Elizabeth M; Solsvig, Windy; Edinburgh, Laurel

2008-01-01

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Regenerative tissue matrix as an interpositional spacer following excision of a cuboid-navicular tarsal coalition: a case study.  

PubMed

This article describes the use of an acellular human dermal regenerative tissue matrix as an interpositional spacer to maintain the distance between the cuboid and navicular, and to prevent recurrence, following surgical excision of a cuboid-navicular tarsal coalition in an adult female. The use of this acellular matrix as an interpositional spacer has previously been documented for use in association with arthroplasty for the treatment of hallux rigidus. After more than 3 years of follow-up, the patient was progressing well and there was no evidence of recurrent coalition or consolidation of the resection site. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the use of this material for the treatment of tarsal coalition, published in the peer-reviewed literature. PMID:21354012

Hounshell, Charles R

2011-01-01

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Lucas Patzek Washington State University, Mount Vernon  

E-print Network

& Professional Development Washington State Food Policy Intern, May 2011 ­ present State of Washington Inter and opportunities in Washington State food policy to help address food security, nutrition, and health challenges and wheat variety on the phenolic acid (antioxidant) levels in whole wheat flour using HPLC methods. Norman

Patzek, Tadeusz W.

234

Denman Forestry Issues Series: Washington's Forest Regulations  

E-print Network

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

Borenstein, Elhanan

235

Coalition Warfare Program (CWP): secure policy controlled information query and dissemination over a Bices network  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 2006, the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) established a collaborative research alliance with academia and industry, called the International Technology Alliance (ITA) to address fundamental issues concerning Network and Information Sciences. Under the ITA research program, a US-UK transition project on "ITA Policy Controlled Information Query and Dissemination" was funded in 2011 by OSD's Coalition Warfare Program (CWP). The goal of this CWP project is to develop an extensible capability of performing distributed federated query and information dissemination across a coalition network of distributed disparate data/information sources with access­ controlled policies. The CWP project is lead by US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and UK Defence Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl) with software development by IBM UK and IBM US. The CWP project exploits two key technology components developed within the ITA, namely the Gaian Database and integrated Access Policy Decision and Enforcement mechanisms. The Gaian Database (GaianDB) is a Dynamic Distributed Federated Database (DDFD) that addresses a need to share information among coalition members by providing a means for policy-controlled access to data across a network of heterogeneous data sources. GaianDB implements a SQL-compliant Store-Locally-Query-Anywhere (SLQA) approach providing software applications with global access to data from any node in the database network via standard SQL queries. Security policy is stored locally and enforced at the database node level, reducing potential for unauthorized data access and waste of network bandwidth. A key metric of success for a CWP project is the transition of coalition-related technology from TRL-3 or 4 to TRL-6 or higher. Thus, the end goal of this CWP project was to demonstrate the GaianDB and policy technology within an operational environment at the NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre (NIFC) at Molesworth RAF. An initial demonstration of this technology in a 'stand alone' environment was undertaken at the NIFC in November 2011 using a data set comprised of 140,000 documents. Recently the system has been modified to include a secure authentication mechanism based on a Kerberos ticketing framework and this has now been integrated onto the NIFC Battlefield Information, Collection, and Exploitation System (BICES) network. In summary, the paper discusses the CWP project; the two key technologies (i.e., Gaian Database and integrated Access Policy Decision and Enforcement mechanisms) developed within the US UK ITA research program; how these have been integrated into the NIFC BICES; and future plans for the program.

Toth, Andrew; Pham, Tien; Karr, Todd; Bent, Graham; Harries, Dominic; Knox, Alan

2013-05-01

236

Lessons in community health activism: the maternity care coalition, 1970-1990.  

PubMed

This study employed historical methodologies to explore the means through which the Maternity Care Coalition used grassroots activism to dismantle the power structures and other obstacles that contributed to high infant mortality rates in Philadelphia's health districts 5 and 6 during the 1980s. Infant mortality within the black community has been a persistent phenomenon in the United States. Refusing to accept poverty as a major determinant of infant mortality within marginalized populations of women, activists during the 1980s harnessed momentum from a postcivil rights context and sought alternative methods toward change and improvement of infant mortality rates. PMID:24892861

Maldonado, Linda

2014-01-01

237

IDENTIFYING TOXICANTS: NETAC'S TOXICITY-BASED APPROACH  

EPA Science Inventory

Successful implementation of the NPDES program with toxiciry limits requires routine toxicity tests for monitoring as well as protocols for performing Toxicity Reduction Evaluations (TREs). TREs are performed when discharaers are not in compliance with their permits and are inten...

238

Hydrocarbons in Lake Washington Sediments. A 25-Year Retrospective  

E-print Network

, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, and Limnology Laboratory, University of Regina, Regina distributions are compared for datedcoresfromthe1970sand2000fora25-yearretrospective in Lake Washington, Seattle, WA (USA). Contamination of Lake Washington sediments by petrogenic aliphatic

Long, Bernard

239

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

E-print Network

. This focus on coalition entry is unsurprising for two reasons. First, IR scholarship on alliances has been dominated by studies on alliance and coalition formation; with a few exceptions, the focus has been almost exclusively on why a country would join..., when they relied on the ability of states like the United States to intervene rapidly in case of an invasion of an ally by rivals like the Soviet Union or China (Campbell 2004). These alliances, like NATO, tended to exist for a very long time...

Cantir, Cristian

2011-04-19

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Washington State Pioneer Life Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Like many other parts of the American West, the area that later became the state of Washington in 1889 was a place of great opportunity, both in terms of the existing natural resources, and in a more intangible fashion, a place that represented a new beginning for those persons venturing west from the Midwest and the East Coast. This recently developed online database presented by the University of Washington Library contains writings, diaries, letters, and recollections from those persons who moved to Washington in the 19th century. Visitors can search the collections, or elect to browse through the collection list, which contains over two dozen primary documents available for viewing. Some of the highlights here include the recollections of Lila Hannah Firth who lived on San Juan Island (located in Puget Sound) in the 1860s and an account of the first ascension of Mount Rainier, one Dr. William F. Tolmie. Rounding out the site is an online exhibition titled Northwest of the West: the Frontier Experience on the Northwest Coast., which serves as a nice introduction to the overall experience of these first pioneers moving west.

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Development of Engineering Education as a Rigorous Discipline: A Study of the Publication Patterns of Four Coalitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

A combination of publication analysis and faculty interviews was employed to study four coalitions as a case study for the recent history of engineering education. Current calls for increased rigor can be understood in terms of the ways similar disciplines have emerged. In science education, for example, time was needed to develop consensus on important research questions, accepted methods, and

Maura Borrego

242

Transformation, Trust and the "Importance of Teaching": Continuities and Discontinuities in the Coalition Government's Discourse of Education Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The imperative of transforming education continues to permeate the discourse of UK education reform. Although the Coalition government's publications herald a "new school system", they reveal the same neo-liberal thinking as their New Labour predecessors. The context of the national budget deficit is now being brought to bear to promote greater…

Bates, Agnieszka

2012-01-01

243

Should We Have Faith in the Churches? Ten-Point Coalition's Effect on Boston's Youth Violence. JCPR Working Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the role of religious institutions in reducing youth violence in the inner city. The paper focuses on the Ten-Point Coalition, a group of ministers in Boston who have contributed in specific ways to reducing youth violence in that city. It analyzes the effectiveness of the police in reducing violence, pointing to the…

Berrien, Jenny; Winship, Christopher

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A Campus-community Coalition to Control Alcohol-related Problems Off Campus: An Environmental Management Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors report on the effects of a university and community coalition in preventing problems related to college stu- dents' off-campus drinking. The Albany, New York, Committee on University and Community Relations used strategies based on an environmental-management approach that focuses on changing the environment in which individuals make decisions about alco- hol consumption and related behaviors. Committee initiatives included

Thomas L. Gebhardt; Kimberly Kaphingst; William DeJong

2000-01-01

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International Coalition of Library Consortia Statement of Current Perspective and Preferred Practices for the Selection and Purchase of Electronic Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The International Coalition of Library Consortia statement on provision of electronic information addresses current problems, needs for the future, and preferred practices in the emerging electronic-information environment. Specific topics include increasing expectations, budgets, fair use, archiving, the scholarly communications system, pricing,…

Online Libraries and Microcomputers, 1998

1998-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Online Libraries and Microcomputers, 1999

1999-01-01

247

Wind-Power Development in Germany and the U.S.: Multiple Streams, Advocacy Coalitions, and Turning Points  

E-print Network

Wind-Power Development in Germany and the U.S.: Multiple Streams, Advocacy Coalitions, and Turning especially large. Wind power produces relatively low levels of environmental damage over its life cycle (like capacity of wind power rose an average of 26% a year from 2001 to 2010, to a total of about 197

Qiu, Weigang

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EFP 0902 Phase I Final Report page 1 Final report for EFP 0902: Best Use Coalition's Halibut Deck Sorting EFP  

E-print Network

EFP 0902 Phase I Final Report page 1 Final report for EFP 0902: Best Use Coalition's Halibut Deck Sorting EFP EFP 0902 The focus of exempted fishing permit (EFP) 0902 was to explore ways in the Bering Sea. The Best Use Cooperative's (BUC) application for the EFP was submitted to the NMFS Alaska

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Coalition formation in multilateral negotiations with a potential for logrolling: An experimental analysis of negotiators' cognition processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study we analyse the topic of coalition formation in multi-issue multilateral negotiations under different voting rules when there is the opportunity of logrolling. We have carried out 3 experiments and compare our findings with the standard public choice theory predictions. In the first experiment we have shown that in a situation of 3-issues and 3-parties negotiations with

Marco Lehmann-Waffenschmidt; Livia Reina

2003-01-01

250

Normative Bias and Adaptive Challenges: A Relational Approach to Coalitional Psychology and a Critique of Terror Management Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adherence to ingroup ideology increases after exposure to death-related stimuli, a reaction that proponents of terror management theory (TMT) explain as a psychological defense against the uniquely human existential fear of death. We argue that existential concerns are not the relevant issue; rather, such concepts can be subsumed under a larger category of adaptive challenges that prime coalitional thinking. We

Carlos David Navarrete; Daniel M. T. Fessler

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Birden, Susan

2004-01-01

252

Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Research Symposium Proceedings (3rd, Bradford Woods, Indiana, January 12-14, 1996).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings includes 18 papers and abstracts of papers presented at the third biennial research symposium of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. Following an introduction, "Strengthening the Foundations of Outdoor Education" (Anderson B. Young, Leo H. McAvoy), the papers and abstracts are: "Research in Outdoor Education: Our Place on…

McAvoy, Leo H., Ed.; Stringer, L. Allison, Ed.; Bialeschki, M. Deborah, Ed.; Young, Anderson B., Ed.

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Coalitional Game Theory for Security Risk Management Walid Saad1, Tansu Alpcan2, Tamer Basar3, and Are Hjrungnes1  

E-print Network

empirical and qualitative in nature. This is mainly due to the fact that IT risk management has its rootsCoalitional Game Theory for Security Risk Management Walid Saad1, Tansu Alpcan2, Tamer Bas¸ar3--Quantitative models for security risk management in organizations are recently receiving an increased attention

Alpcan, Tansu

254

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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A Dynamic Coalitions Workbench: Final Report J. W. Bryans, J. S. Fitzgerald, D. Greathead, C. B. Jones, R. J. Payne.  

E-print Network

. Greathead, C. B. Jones, R. J. Payne. TECHNICAL REPORT SERIES No. CS-TR-1091 April, 2008 #12;TECHNICAL REPORT. Fitzgerald, David Greathead, Cliff B. Jones, Richard J. Payne Abstract This report describes a proof, C. B., PAYNE, R. J. A Dynamic Coalitions Workbench: Final Report [By] J. W. Bryans, J. S. Fitzgerald

Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

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GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR 4, 565-581 (1992) Coalition-Proof Nash Equilibria and the Core in  

E-print Network

GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR 4, 565-581 (1992) Coalition-Proof Nash Equilibria and the Core in Three-Player Games BENNY MOLDOVANU* Department of Economics, University of Bonn, Adenaueraliee 24-42, 5300 Bonn I, Federal Republic of Germany Received September 11, 1990 We study 3-person noncooperative games

Franz, Sven Oliver

257

Washington: a guide to geothermal energy development  

SciTech Connect

Washington's geothermal potential is discussed. The following topics are covered: exploration, drilling, utilization, legal and institutional setting, and economic factors of direct use projects. (MHR)

Bloomquist, R.G.; Basescu, N.; Higbee, C.; Justus, D.; Simpson, S.

1980-06-01

258

Contributors to Adult Education: Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Alain L. Locke, and Ambrose Caliver.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines the lives and the contributions to adult education made by the following African American educators: (1) Booker T. Washington; (2) George Washington Carver; (3) Alain L. Locke; and (4) Ambrose Caliver. (BJV)

Gyant, LaVerne

1988-01-01

259

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

SciTech Connect

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.

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

260

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2014-09-01

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Report of recommendations: the Annapolis Coalition Conference on Behavioral Health Work Force Competencies.  

PubMed

In May 2004, the Annapolis Coalition on Behavioral Health Workforce Education convened a national meeting on the identification and assessment of competencies. The Conference on Behavioral Health Workforce Competencies brought leading consumer and family advocates together with other experts on competencies from diverse disciplines and specialties in the fields of both mental health care and substance use disorders treatment. Aided by experts on competency development in business and medicine, conference participants have generated 10 consensus recommendations to guide the future development of workforce competencies in behavioral health. This article outlines those recommendations. A collaborative effort to identify a set of core or common competencies is envisioned as a key strategy for advancing behavioral health education, training, and other workforce development initiatives. PMID:16082800

Hoge, Michael A; Morris, John A; Daniels, Allen S; Huey, Leighton Y; Stuart, Gail W; Adams, Neal; Paris, Manuel; Goplerud, Eric; Horgan, Constance M; Kaplan, Linda; Storti, Susan A; Dodge, Joan M

2005-01-01

262

Rise and fall of endrin usage in Washington state fruit orchards: Effects on wildlife  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A study of the effects of endrin on wildlife was conducted from 1981 to 1983 in fruit orchards in central Washington state. The single post-harvest application of endrin as a rodenticide resulted in both acute and chronic toxicity to a variety of avian species. Most mortality occurred soon after application, but several raptors died during the spring and summer. Most wildlife sampled in the orchard system contained residues of endrin. There was on evidence that endrin depressed reproductive success.

Blus, L.J.; Henny, C.J.; Grove, R.A.

1989-01-01

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South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal Lefebvre, Bertrand and Robin, Cyril (2009) `Pre-electoral Coalitions, Party System and Electoral Geography: A  

E-print Network

on the importance of disproportionate electoral systems or the ideological distance between parties in the formation parties or coalitions through their mechanical effect on the translation of votes into seats' (Golder 2006

Boyer, Edmond

264

Assessing the Educational and Support Needs of Nursing Staff Serving Older Adults: A Case Study of a Community Coalition/ University Partnership  

PubMed Central

Given expected changes in demography and dependent care ratios, communities are preparing for the needs of older populations. Sometimes communities form coalitions to address health care needs. This case study evaluates a coalition/university partnership formed to assess the educational and support needs of nursing staff who are taking care of older adults across all service settings in one geographically defined community. A community-based coalition of 17 service providers contracted with researchers from an external university to determine the perceptions of three key stakeholder groups: older adults and their families; all levels of nursing staff; and agency administrators. By applying principles of Participatory Action Research (PAR) this case study presents the challenges faced in the community-based coalition/university research team partnership. This community/research partnership is unique, differing from most academic examples of PAR because nursing professionals as community members initiated the partnership. PMID:24652930

Perry, Tam E.; Ziemba, Rosemary

2014-01-01

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TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY (TRI)  

EPA Science Inventory

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) site is designed to provide information on toxic chemical releases including collected data, guidance documents, program planning, background, history, and, program contacts, among other things. The data included in this homepage have been submi...

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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.

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Washington State biomass data book  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1991-07-01

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George Washington Carver Digital Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

George Washington Carver was many things to many people: at various points in his life he was a scholar, teacher, inventor, and student. From humble roots in southwestern Missouri, Carver went on to wear many hats. This fine digital collection from the Iowa State University brings together over 200 photographs, letters, and other items held in the ISU archives. The majority of the correspondence here is between Carver and his mentor, Dr. Louis Pammel, and their words cover a wide variety of topics, including peanuts, scientific experimentation, and so on. There are many wonderful photos of Carver, including his graduation photo from 1893, taken the year before he formally graduated from the Iowa Agricultural College. Visitors who might be less familiar with the contours of Carver life may also wish to read the narrative essay on his life by Toby Fishbein.

2012-06-08

269

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.

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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.

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TRAVEL CARD APPLICATION  

E-print Network

the following conditions: · The card must be used only for University of Washington business related and travelUNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TRAVEL CARD APPLICATION US 01745 UW CTS Box 351120 206-543-7171 CARD DATA Card data to be completed ONLINE by card applicant. Hand-written entries will not be accepted. First

Yetisgen-Yildiz, Meliha

272

Washington and Lee University Alumni Association  

E-print Network

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 Development FedEx Corporation Memphis, TN ceklank@fedex.com H. Frederick T. Moore `80 (Freddy) President Big

Marsh, David

273

University of Washington Department of Radiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Washington Department of Radiology Webserver offers an online learning center with Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available online through the Webserver. The University of Washington School of Medicine has designated the digital teaching file on the Webserver for credit hours in Category I of the Physicians Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

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Industrial & Systems Engineering University of Washington  

E-print Network

Industrial & Systems Engineering University of Washington Linda Ng Boyle, Ph.D. Associate Professor linda@u.washington.edu #12;Agenda · What is Industrial & Systems Engineering? · Where do Industrial Engineers get jobs? · What classes would you take in ISE? · Where do UW graduates with ISE degrees

Anderson, Richard

275

Reshaping the Image of Booker T. Washington  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Norrell, Robert J.

2009-01-01

276

Fall Quarter Report, 1985. Washington Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fall 1985 data on enrollments, student characteristics, and personnel at Washington's community colleges are provided in this report and contrasted with historical data for fall quarters 1980 through 1984. Report highlights are presented, indicating: (1) in fall 1985, the Washington community college system served 153,460 students, 130,498 of whom…

Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.

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Washington Community Colleges Fall Quarter Report, 1983.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fall 1983 data on enrollments, student characteristics, and personnel at Washington community colleges are provided in this report and contrasted with historical data for fall quarters 1979 through 1982. First, report highlights are presented, indicating: (1) during fall 1983, Washington community colleges enrolled 152,814 students, representing…

Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.

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With ‘Regional Territorial Agendas’ towards territorial cohesion?: The emergence of supra-regional coalitions in Europe and their future role in Cohesion Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on current trends of regionalisation with supra-regional coalitions emerging in Europe. In the context of further European integration and institutionalisation of cross-border cooperation, functional integration in cross-border areas is developing. By exploiting cross-border territorial capital these coalitions might contribute to the concept of territorial cohesion stated and upgraded in the European Union’s Treaty of Lisbon. The paper

Robert Knippschild

279

Chromium toxicity in plants  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

280

Early Washington Maps: A Digital Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Documenting "the struggle between Britain and America for the ownership of the region, and the further development of one of the last frontiers on the continent" is one of the primary goals of this digital collection of maps relating the history and development of the area that eventually would become Washington state. Created by a partnership between the University of Washington and Washington State University, the digital collection includes a timeline of early Washington maps that orients its users to the breadth and depth of the digital collection. There is also a drop-down menu that allows visitors to look at thumbnails of each map, organized by different themes such as forests, Puget Sound, and railroads. A general searchable index to the collection is also available for visitors looking for any number of thematic maps. The site will be of special interest to those curious about Washington state history, historical geography, and the practice of cartography over the past few centuries.

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

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75 FR 71141 - Land Acquisitions; Suquamish Indian Tribe, Washington  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...range 2 east, Willamette Meridian, Kitsap County, Washington, described as follows...auditor's file No. 200907220134, records of Kitsap County, Washington; together with an...Nos. 1117923 and 1117924, records of Kitsap County, Washington; Situate in the...

2010-11-22

283

6. VIEW OF WASHINGTON CIRCLE WITH LOOKING WEST PAST STATUE ...  

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

6. VIEW OF WASHINGTON CIRCLE WITH LOOKING WEST PAST STATUE ALONG K STREET VISTA TO THE KEY BRIDGE AND THE PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE VISTA TO GEORGETOWN - Washington Circle, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

284

30 CFR 947.700 - Washington Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act...stringent environmental controls: (1) Washington... (4) Washington Forest Practices Act, RCW 76...Washington Water Pollution Control Act, RCW 90.48...climate, biological, chemical, or other relevant...

2010-07-01

285

7 CFR 923.322 - Washington cherry handling regulation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-01-01 false Washington cherry handling regulation. 923.322 Section...Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SWEET CHERRIES GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON...Regulation § 923.322 Washington cherry handling regulation. (a)...

2012-01-01

286

7 CFR 923.322 - Washington cherry handling regulation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-01-01 false Washington cherry handling regulation. 923.322 Section...NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SWEET CHERRIES GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON...Regulation § 923.322 Washington cherry handling regulation. (a)...

2013-01-01

287

7 CFR 923.322 - Washington cherry handling regulation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-01-01 false Washington cherry handling regulation. 923.322 Section...Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SWEET CHERRIES GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON...Regulation § 923.322 Washington cherry handling regulation. (a)...

2010-01-01

288

7 CFR 923.322 - Washington cherry handling regulation.  

... 2014-01-01 false Washington cherry handling regulation. 923.322 Section...NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SWEET CHERRIES GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON...Regulation § 923.322 Washington cherry handling regulation. (a)...

2014-01-01

289

7 CFR 923.322 - Washington cherry handling regulation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-01-01 false Washington cherry handling regulation. 923.322 Section...Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SWEET CHERRIES GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON...Regulation § 923.322 Washington cherry handling regulation. (a)...

2011-01-01

290

Toxic Hazards Research Unit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The activities of the Toxic Hazards Research Unit (THRU) for the period of June 1970 through May 1971 reviewed. Modification of the animal exposure facilities primarily for improved human safety but also for experimental integrity and continuity are discussed. Acute toxicity experiments were conducted on hydrogen fluoride (HF), hydrogen chloride (HCl), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) both singly and in combination with carbon dioxide (CO). Additional acute toxicity experiments were conducted on oxygen difluoride (OF2) and chlorine pentafluoride (ClF5). Subacute toxicity studies were conducted on methylisobutylketone and dichloromethane (methylene dichloride). The interim results of further chronic toxicity experiments on monomethylhydrazine (MMH) are also described.

Macewen, J. D.; Vernot, E. H.

1971-01-01

291

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

PubMed Central

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

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

292

Captive-housed male cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii) form naturalistic coalitions: measuring associations and calculating chance encounters.  

PubMed

Cheetahs are known to reproduce poorly in captivity and research suggests that the reasons for this are behavioral, rather than physiological. In the wild, male cheetahs remain in stable groups, or coalitions, throughout their lifetime. Appropriate social group housing is important in enhancing welfare and reproductive success in captivity and this study examined the effect of changes in social group composition on the behavior of four male cheetahs: two siblings and two half siblings. During the study, the cheetahs were housed both in pairs and as a group of four, before one male was relocated. The remaining cheetahs were then housed in a trio. Affiliative behaviors were frequently shown within pairs and overt aggression was seldom observed. Association indices were calculated for each cheetah pair and corrected for chance encounters based on data generated from a Monte Carlo simulation. The indices showed that two coalitions existed before the relocated male departed. Following the relocation of one of the half siblings, the remaining cheetahs appeared to form a coalition of three, as the indices of association between the unrelated male and the siblings increased and allogrooming between unrelated individuals was observed. The findings of this study indicate that natural social groupings of male cheetahs can be successfully replicated in captivity, which could potentially improve the chances of reproductive success when they are introduced to female cheetahs. PMID:23813720

Chadwick, Carly L; Rees, Paul A; Stevens-Wood, Barry

2013-01-01

293

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

PubMed Central

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

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

294

Third release of the George Washington Papers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Library of Congress (LOC) National Digital Library has recently made the third Web release of the George Washington Papers (last discussed in the August 28, 1998 Scout Report). Totalling about 19,000 images, this release includes incoming correspondence, military reports and records, letters of reference for applicants for Federal office, military commissions and honorary degrees received by Washington, and notes he wrote on political and agricultural topics between 1760-99. Images are available in both GIF and JPEG formats. The three releases of the Washington Papers total approximately 50,000 images, one-third of the 147,000 that will eventually make up the complete online collection.

295

Hydrocarbons in Washington coastal sediments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The sources and distributions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and aliphatic hydrocarbons are characterized in seventeen sediments from a highly river-influenced sedimentary environment off the southwestern coast of Washington. The major hydrocarbons are land-derived, introduced as preformed compounds and display long-term stability in sediment cores. A series of PAH of anthropogenic origin and two naturally derived compounds, retene and perylene, dominate the PAH composition in these sediments. Plantwax n-alkanes are the major aliphatic hydrocarbon constituents. Aliphatic hydrocarbons of marine origin, pristane and a series of four acyclic, multibranched C 25 polyolefins, are also observed in many sediments. The concentrations of these marine-derived hydrocarbons decrease to negligible levels rapidly with sediment depth from the sea-sediment interface, suggesting degradation. In general, the major land-derived hydrocarbons are concentrated in the midshelf silt deposit which extends northwestward along the continental shelf from the Columbia River mouth. A quantitatively more minor, natural series of phenanthrene homologs, also of terrestrial origin, is preferentially advected further offshore and deposited in continental slope sediments. These distributions are consistent with recognized particle associations for these compounds and sediment dispersal processes in this coastal environment. Sediment core records suggest the present pattern of dispersal has persisted for at least the past century and possibly since the Late Pleistocene.

Prahl, Fredrick G.; Carpenter, Roy

1984-06-01

296

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to receive your free membership. Issued in Washington, DC, on the 9th day of September 2010. John Augustine, Managing Director, ITS Joint Program Office. [FR Doc. 2010-22962 Filed 9-15-10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE...

2010-09-16

297

Toxic substances alert program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A toxicity profile is provided, of 187 toxic substances procured by NASA Lewis Research Center during a 3 1/2 year period, including 27 known or suspected carcinogens. The goal of the program is to assure that the center's health and safety personnel are aware of the procurement and use of toxic substances and to alert and inform the users of these materials as to the toxic characteristics and the control measures needed to ensure their safe use. The program also provides a continuing record of the toxic substances procured, who procured them, what other toxic substances the user has obtained in the past, and where similar materials have been used elsewhere at the center.

Junod, T. L.

1978-01-01

298

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.

299

40 CFR 81.348 - Washington.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Washington—Ozone (1-Hour Standard...County (part) Air Quality Maintenance Area...1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS (Primary...Unclassifiable/Attainment Air Quality Maintenance Area...2008 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS(Primary...Attainment. Air quality maintenance...

2013-07-01

300

40 CFR 81.348 - Washington.  

... Washington—Ozone (1-Hour Standard...County (part) Air Quality Maintenance Area...1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS (Primary...Unclassifiable/Attainment Air Quality Maintenance Area...2008 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS (Primary...Attainment. Air quality maintenance...

2014-07-01

301

The Genome Center at Washington University  

SciTech Connect

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

Fulton, Bob [Washington University

2010-06-02

302

76 FR 18290 - Washington Disaster #WA-00032  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Only for the State of Washington (FEMA- 1963-DR), dated 03/25/2011. Incident: Severe winter storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Incident Period: 01/11/2011 through 01/21/2011. Effective Date: 03/25/2011. Physical...

2011-04-01

303

77 FR 15179 - Disaster Declaration for Washington  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Only for the State of Washington (FEMA- 4056-DR), dated 03/05/2012. Incident: Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 01/14/2012 through 01/23/2012. Effective Date: 03/05/2012. Physical...

2012-03-14

304

Project ASTRO: Local Coalitions for Bringing Astronomers to 4th - 9th Grade Classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on Project ASTRO, an NSF and NASA funded program that now links professional and amateur astronomers with local 4th through 9th grade teachers in 10 sites around the country. Each site matches and trains about 20-25 astronomer-teacher partnerships per year, focusing on hands-on, age-appropriate activities, demonstrations of the scientific method, as well as family and community outreach. Over 10,000 copies of the project's 813-page UNIVERSE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS resource and activity notebook (published by the A.S.P) are now in use in educational institututions around the world. The project's HOW-TO-MANUAL is being used as a practical guide to establishing astronomer-teacher partnerships where no formal ASTRO site exists, and a 12-minute video explaining and demonstrating the project is also available. In each of the ten sites, a coalition of educational and scientific institutions is assisting the project with in-kind donations, publicity, personnel, training, materials, etc. We are conducting an experiment (at the behest of NSF) to see to what degree the sites can become self-supporting over time. (One site, in Salt Lake City, has already received full funding from a local foundation.) We will discuss the progress of the project and will have a variety of sample materials available, including our annotated catalog of national astronomy and space science education projects (see associated URL).

Fraknoi, Andrew

1998-05-01

305

77 FR 46117 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington; Kalispel...Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington; Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington; Kalispel...Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington;...

2012-08-02

306

12 CFR 4.4 - Washington office and web site.  

...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...

2014-01-01

307

Energy Matters in Washington State Page 1 Energy Matters  

E-print Network

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

Collins, Gary S.

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

E-print Network

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

Stein, William

309

Mechanisms of Phosphine Toxicity  

PubMed Central

Fumigation with phosphine gas is by far the most widely used treatment for the protection of stored grain against insect pests. The development of high-level resistance in insects now threatens its continued use. As there is no suitable chemical to replace phosphine, it is essential to understand the mechanisms of phosphine toxicity to increase the effectiveness of resistance management. Because phosphine is such a simple molecule (PH3), the chemistry of phosphorus is central to its toxicity. The elements above and below phosphorus in the periodic table are nitrogen (N) and arsenic (As), which also produce toxic hydrides, namely, NH3 and AsH3. The three hydrides cause related symptoms and similar changes to cellular and organismal physiology, including disruption of the sympathetic nervous system, suppressed energy metabolism and toxic changes to the redox state of the cell. We propose that these three effects are interdependent contributors to phosphine toxicity. PMID:21776261

Nath, Nisa S.; Bhattacharya, Ishita; Tuck, Andrew G.; Schlipalius, David I.; Ebert, Paul R.

2011-01-01

310

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

E-print Network

to produce 3D temperature maps in soft tissue during hyperthermia cancer treatment non mounted on the body of the applicator Temperature probes Non -heated tumor Small Animal Hyperthermia Washington, DC 5/16/07 Ultrasound HyperthermiaUltrasound Hyperthermia #12;Washington University in St. Louis

Arthur, R. Martin

311

Context-rich semantic framework for effective data-to-decisions in coalition networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a coalition context, data fusion involves combining of soft (e.g., field reports, intelligence reports) and hard (e.g., acoustic, imagery) sensory data such that the resulting output is better than what it would have been if the data are taken individually. However, due to the lack of explicit semantics attached with such data, it is difficult to automatically disseminate and put the right contextual data in the hands of the decision makers. In order to understand the data, explicit meaning needs to be added by means of categorizing and/or classifying the data in relationship to each other from base reference sources. In this paper, we present a semantic framework that provides automated mechanisms to expose real-time raw data effectively by presenting appropriate information needed for a given situation so that an informed decision could be made effectively. The system utilizes controlled natural language capabilities provided by the ITA (International Technology Alliance) Controlled English (CE) toolkit to provide a human-friendly semantic representation of messages so that the messages can be directly processed in human/machine hybrid environments. The Real-time Semantic Enrichment (RTSE) service adds relevant contextual information to raw data streams from domain knowledge bases using declarative rules. The rules define how the added semantics and context information are derived and stored in a semantic knowledge base. The software framework exposes contextual information from a variety of hard and soft data sources in a fast, reliable manner so that an informed decision can be made using semantic queries in intelligent software systems.

Grueneberg, Keith; de Mel, Geeth; Braines, Dave; Wang, Xiping; Calo, Seraphin; Pham, Tien

2013-05-01

312

Assessing Nanoparticle Toxicity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanoparticle toxicology, an emergent field, works toward establishing the hazard of nanoparticles, and therefore their potential risk, in light of the increased use and likelihood of exposure. Analytical chemists can provide an essential tool kit for the advancement of this field by exploiting expertise in sample complexity and preparation as well as method and technology development. Herein, we discuss experimental considerations for performing in vitro nanoparticle toxicity studies, with a focus on nanoparticle characterization, relevant model cell systems, and toxicity assay choices. Additionally, we present three case studies (of silver, titanium dioxide, and carbon nanotube toxicity) to highlight the important toxicological considerations of these commonly used nanoparticles.

Love, Sara A.; Maurer-Jones, Melissa A.; Thompson, John W.; Lin, Yu-Shen; Haynes, Christy L.

2012-07-01

313

Digital Encyclopedia: George Washington's Mount Vernon  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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Geophysical constraints on Washington convergent margin structure  

SciTech Connect

Gravity and magnetic maps of western Washington reveal the lateral structure and fabric of the Washington Coast Range, Puget Basin, and southern Washington Cascade Range. The magnetic and gravity maps show large amplitude positive anomalies associated with the shallow but largely buried section of Washington Coast Range mafic rocks which are separated by negative anomalies over deep sedimentary basins. The positive anomalies indicate that the Coast Range mafic basement extends farther east than previously thought, at least as far east as the longitude of Seattle. Linear and steep gravity and magnetic gradients indicate many unmapped, often buried faults in the Washington Coast Range Province. Magnetic highs are also associated with mapped batholiths in the Cascade arc. Two-dimensional gravity and magnetic modeling constrained with geological and other geophysical data indicate that the Coast Range Province rocks are about 1 km thick at the coast, thickening to as much as 30 km near their postulated eastern edge. A maximum boundary on the average density of the upper 15-20 km of the rocks that compose the Coast Range Province of 2,920 kg/m{sup 3} was established by the modeling, suggesting a composition largely of basalt and gabbro with little interbedded sediments. The author's Washington model requires that the proposed subduction complex be more dense than the trench sediments and, therefore, that material denser than sediments be incorporated within it. The absence of continental mantle and the modeled wedge shape of the Coast Range Province upper crust suggest that erosion of the bottom of the overriding plate by subduction processes may have occurred.

Finn, C. (Geological Survey, Denver, CO (USA))

1990-11-10

315

DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY TESTING  

EPA Science Inventory

Contemporary developmental toxicity testing focuses on the evaluation of a variety of adverse developmental effects which include structural malformations, intrauterine death, growth retardation, and deficits in postnatal function. n the extrapolation of information from animal s...

316

Aspects of aluminum toxicity  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1990-06-01

317

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.

318

What makes silica toxic?  

PubMed Central

Published data suggest that particle charge could be related to its toxicity. Respirable particles containing silica were therefore collected in foundries and their charge measured. These particles carried high levels of positive charge that were related to low humidity. Incubating these particles with pulmonary macrophages from mice produced detectable activities of collagenase, a precursor of silicosis. These experiments confirm that the toxicity of silica particles is likely to be because of the positive charge they carry. PMID:1313280

Bagchi, N

1992-01-01

319

Cadmium Toxicity and Treatment  

PubMed Central

Cadmium is a heavy metal of considerable toxicity with destructive impact on most organ systems. It is widely distributed in humans, the chief sources of contamination being cigarette smoke, welding, and contaminated food and beverages. Toxic impacts are discussed and appear to be proportional to body burden of cadmium. Detoxification of cadmium with EDTA and other chelators is possible and has been shown to be therapeutically beneficial in humans and animals when done using established protocols. PMID:23844395

Bernhoft, Robin A.

2013-01-01

320

Evaluation of the test of significant toxicity for determining the toxicity of effluents and ambient water samples.  

PubMed

The test of significant toxicity (TST) is a hypothesis-testing approach based on bioequivalence developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) for analyzing whole-effluent toxicity (WET) and ambient toxicity data. The present study compares results of acute and chronic toxicity tests of effluent, storm-water, and ambient (i.e., receiving-water) samples using both the TST and the standard no-observed-effect concentration (NOEC) approach. Valid WET data were analyzed from 890 tests provided by more than 25 dischargers in California and Washington, USA, representing the majority of test methods used in the U.S. WET program. An additional 3,201 freshwater chronic toxicity tests, obtained from ambient monitoring programs in California, were also analyzed. The TST and NOEC approaches both declared a low number (<6.5%) of tests toxic if effects were below the unacceptable toxicity regulatory management decision (RMD) of 25% effect in chronic tests or 20% effect in acute tests. However, those test methods having generally lower within-test variability and greater test power (e.g., urchin fertilization test) had a much lower percentage of tests declared toxic than the NOEC approach when effects were below the unacceptable toxicity RMD. In addition, the TST showed fewer tests to be nontoxic than NOEC if the test exhibited effects greater than the toxicity RMD (0.1 and 9.6% for TST and NOEC, respectively, for effluents and 0 and 9.5%, respectively, for ambient samples). Our results demonstrate that the TST is more likely to identify a toxic sample when effects are fairly substantial (? 25% effect in chronic testing and ? 20% effect in acute tests) and less likely to identify a sample as toxic when effects are negligible (? 10% effect). Furthermore, these results demonstrate that appropriate WET data interpretation benefits from having well-designed test methods with sufficient power to identify significant toxicity or biologically insignificant effects when they occur. PMID:23400869

Diamond, Jerry M; Denton, Debra L; Roberts, John W; Zheng, Lei

2013-04-01

321

Adding to the HIV Prevention Portfolio – the Achievement of Structural Changes by 13 Connect to Protect® Coalitions  

PubMed Central

Opportunities to control risk factors that contribute to HIV transmission and acquisition extend far beyond individuals and include addressing social and structural determinants of HIV risk, such as inadequate housing, poor access to healthcare and economic insecurity. The infrastructure within communities, including the policies and practices that guide institutions and organizations, should be considered crucial targets for change. This paper examines the extent to which 13 community coalitions across the U.S. and Puerto Rico were able to achieve “structural change” objectives (i.e., new or modified practices or policies) as an intermediate step toward the long-term goal of reducing HIV risk among adolescents and young adults (12-24 years old). The study resulted in the completion of 245 objectives with 70% categorized as structural in nature. Coalitions targeted social services, education and government as primary community sectors to adopt structural changes. A median of 12 key actors and six new key actors contributed to accomplishing structural changes. Structural change objectives required a median of seven months to complete. The structural changes achieved offer new ideas for community health educators and practitioners seeking to bolster their HIV prevention agenda.

Chutuape, Kate S.; Muyeed, Adaline Z.; Willard, Nancy; Greenberg, Lauren; Ellen, Jonathan M.

2015-01-01

322

The Digital Universe Coalition: Building a Prototype NVO E/PO Portal  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) holds tremendous potential for Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) opportunities. The possibilities for E/PO with the NVO, which promises to make widely available the great majority of the world's astronomical data, are too numerous for any one E/PO effort to ever hope to develop. Therefore, it is critical that the NVO E/PO program develop an infrastructure and tools flexible enough that any E/PO program can make use of it. In response to the recommendations of the NVO science definition team, UC Berkeley's SEGway program conducted needs assessment surveys of potential non-traditional (i.e. non-scientist) NVO user communities. The SEGway team wished to use the results of these surveys to design a demonstration website that could show some of the potential capabilities of NVO E/PO. SEGway established an informal partnership with STScI, AMNH/Hayden Planetarium, and ManyOne Network to explore how to assemble the infrastructure and tools for NVO E/PO and to construct a demonstration portal that makes use of NVO resources. We called this partnership The Digital Universe Coalition. This prototype displays AMNH/Hayden's Digital Universe star catalog of approximately 100,000 stars, based largely on HIPPARCOS parallaxes, in a virtual three-dimensional space. Three types of user-interactive data display and/or navigation are possible: an Earth-based view of the sky with the option of displaying constellations; a spaceship-based view moving through space; and a "god's-eye" view of the local neighborhood from an external vantage point. One key feature of this demo is the linking of user-selectable locations in the sky to the online Digitized Sky Survey data sets. A second feature is a set of links for educational content on a handful of selected objects. Both of these capabilities will be extended further as we plan to begin development of a much more robust and complete E/PO portal for the NVO.

Mendez, B.; Craig, N.; Haisch, B.; Lindblom, J.; Hanisch, R.; Summers, F.; Abbott, B.

2004-05-01

323

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...

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WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY Commencement Exercises  

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-shaped head and painted silver, blue, red, and gold. Below the arms are the scroll and the motto. Atop OF SPEAKER D D REMARKS TO THE GRADUATES CHRISTOPHER WOLF '80L Co-Chair, Future of Privacy Forum Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP, Washington, D.C. PRESENTATION TO CHRISTOPHER WOLF D D G G. R , President, Law Class

Marsh, David

325

University of Washington EIP PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP  

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University of Washington EIP PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND AWARD SCHEDULE Application of Awards Thursday, September 30, 2010 GENERAL INFORMATION The Presidential Scholarship is intended to apply for this award are required to: APPLICATION PROCESS 1. Discuss their interest in the scholarship

Kaminsky, Werner

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University of Washington EIP PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP  

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University of Washington EIP PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND AWARD SCHEDULE Application Wednesday, September 28, 2011 GENERAL INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF THE AWARD The Presidential Scholarship for this award are required to: 1. Discuss their interest in the scholarship with an EIP or McNair staff member

Kaminsky, Werner

327

Washington School-to-Work Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The extent and quality of school-to-work (STW) programs in the state of Washington were evaluated through a survey of all school districts receiving state STW funds and case studies of programs in four school districts (Bethel, Methow, Sumner, and Wapato), one consortium (Columbia River School-to-Work Consortium in Clark County), and two…

Owens, Tom

328

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CONFINED SPACE EVALUATION FORM  

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CONFINED SPACE EVALUATION FORM ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY DateYour Name. Building/Area Room # Location Key # CONFINED SPACE AND PERMIT REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE This section must be filled out for both CS (Confined Space) and PRCS (Permit Required Confined Space). SIZE: Can a person get

Wilcock, William

329

Natural Resources Building 1111 Washington St SE  

E-print Network

Natural Resources Building 1111 Washington St SE Olympia WA 98501 PO Box 40917 Olympia WA 98504 brings together all of the state's natural resource agencies and seven salmon recovery organizations by law to adopt high level indicators for reporting on salmon recovery and watershed health by December

330

Endangered Plants in Oregon and Washington.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a partial list of the 132 Oregon and Washington plants which have been proposed for federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. Suggestions for student/citizen involvement in preserving these species and a description of a videotape about rare/endangered species of the Willamette Valley (Oregon) are included. (DH)

Love, Rhoda M.

1985-01-01

331

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY ONE WASHINGTON SQUARE  

E-print Network

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

Gleixner, Stacy

332

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SEVER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY  

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Prefix Matching (LPM) search engine for route lookup, a survey and taxonomy of packet classification and corporate research communities, there remains a need for search engines that scale to support fasterWASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SEVER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Turner, Jonathan S.

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SUBJECT INITIALS________ DERMATOLOGY SUBJECT NUMBER________  

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________ CHRONIC ITCH BIOBANK PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE 2 of 4 Do you have kidney disease? No Yes - If yes, do you receive or have you ever received dialysis? No Yes Do you suffer from liver disease? No Yes - If yes, whatWASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SUBJECT INITIALS________ DERMATOLOGY SUBJECT NUMBER________ CHRONIC ITCH

Gereau, Robert W. IV

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON | HUMAN RESOURCES Workplace Violence  

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON | HUMAN RESOURCES Workplace Violence What Faculty & Supervisors Must Do on Violence in the Workplace, here are the steps you must take: If direct threat to harm persons or property. References to or preoccupation with other incidents of workplace violence. Intimidating, belligerent

Kaminsky, Werner

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U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON  

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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

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Urban Growth: Washington, District of Columbia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Starting with a view of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the D.C. border and the Beltway fade in. The view then pushes in, indicating urban growth with red dots. Data sets for 1973, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1996 are presented chronologically.

Snodgrass, Stuart; Masek, Jeffrey

2000-02-21

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY  

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY Subject: Inclement Weather and Suspended Operations are the Inclement Weather and Suspended Operations Policies in effect? The School of Dentistry Inclement Weather. The School of Dentistry Suspended Operations Plan is in effect only when the University suspends operations

Washington at Seattle, University of

338

The Successful Transfer Structure in Washington State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Sherman, Jane; Andreas, Michelle

2012-01-01

339

Financial Aid Office 204 West Washington Street  

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Financial Aid Office 204 West Washington Street Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 458-8720 (p) 2014-15 Notification of Special Circumstances/Hardship Financial aid is based on prior year income and current asset that is not accounted for elsewhere in your financial aid application materials, we ask that you complete this form. We

Marsh, David

340

Impervious Data of the Washington, DC Area.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here we see an image of the Washington,DC area taken with the Landsat satellite. The dates of the images are from 1986, 1990, 1996, 2000. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand where growth is taking place and help geographers evaluate how different urban planning programs effect population growth and land use.

Stuart Snodgrass

2002-08-20

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, DC  

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_______________________________ ______________________________ Michael H. New Sean Solomon Executive Secretary Chair #12;Planetary Science Subcommittee Meeting October 2-3, 2008 1 PLANETARY SCIENCE SUBCOMMITTEE NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC October 2-3, 2008 TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome and Administrative Matters 3 Planetary Science Division & Mars Exploration Program Updates

Rathbun, Julie A.

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University of Washington Paleontology Field Methods & Research  

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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

Carrington, Emily

343

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...

344

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 ...

345

Connect the Book. George Washington's Teeth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Brodie, Carolyn S.

2005-01-01

346

Washington Irving and the American Indian.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Littlefield, Daniel F., Jr.

1979-01-01

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WWU Sustainability Academy Western Washington University  

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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

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

348

University Downtown Center 67 Washington St., Binghamton  

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St. WashingtonSt. Susquehanna St. CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION Lot M1 Lot M3 WEST ACCESS R OAD WEST DRIVE EASTDRIVE EAST ACCESS R OAD CONNECTOR ROAD GLENNG Shelter BUNNHILLROAD M URRAY HILLROAD UNIVERSITY DOWNTOWN CENTER 3.7 MILES ROUTE201 CONSTRUCTION 5

Suzuki, Masatsugu

349

University Downtown Center 67 Washington St., Binghamton  

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St. WashingtonSt. Susquehanna St. CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION Lot M1 Lot M3 Lot M4 Lot M5 METERED Hempstead Nyack Palisades Adirondack WEST ACCESS R OAD WEST DRIVE EASTDRIVE EAST ACCESS R OAD CONNECTOR ROAD URRAY HILLROAD UNIVERSITY DOWNTOWN CENTER 3.7 MILES ROUTE201 CONSTRUCTION 5 Glimmerglass Appalachian

Suzuki, Masatsugu

350

The University of Washington polarized ion source  

Microsoft Academic Search

A colliding-beam polarized ion source has been in operation for nuclear physics experiments at the University of Washington tandem-linac facility since late 1987. Thermal beams of polarized atomic hydrogen or deuterium are ionized by charge exchange in collisions with a collinear, fast, neutral cesium beam. Negative ions are extracted, and the polarization symmetry axis is precessed to any desired direction

C. A. Gossett; D. R. Balsley; G. C. Harper; C. M. Bitz; J. K. Eisenberg; J. A. Rogers

1990-01-01

351

The University of Washington polarized ion source  

Microsoft Academic Search

A colliding-beams polarized ion source has been in operation for nuclear physics experiments at the University of Washington tandem-linac facility since late 1987. Thermal beams of polarized atomic hydrogen or deuterium are ionized by charge exchange in collisions with a collinear, fast, neutral cesium beam. Negative ions are extracted and the polarization symmetry axis is precessed to any desired direction

C. A. Gossett; D. R. Balsley; G. C. Harper; C. M. Bitz; J. K. Eisenberg; J. A. Rogers

1989-01-01

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Horticulture Graduate Program Bylaws Washington State University  

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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

Collins, Gary S.

353

Laptop Circulation at Eastern Washington University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2001, Eastern Washington University's Libraries began a laptop circulation program with seventeen laptops. Today, there are 150 laptops in the circulation pool, as well as seventeen digital cameras, eleven digital handycams, and thirteen digital projectors. This article explains how the program has grown to its present size, the growing pains…

Munson, Doris; Malia, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

354

Natural phenomena hazards, Hanford Site, Washington  

SciTech Connect

This document presents the natural phenomena hazard loads for use in implementing DOE Order 5480.28, Natural Phenomena Hazards Mitigation, and supports development of double-shell tank systems specifications at the Hanford Site in south-central Washington State. The natural phenomena covered are seismic, flood, wind, volcanic ash, lightning, snow, temperature, solar radiation, suspended sediment, and relative humidity.

Conrads, T.J.

1998-09-29

355

Washington and Lee University Emergency Management Plan  

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1 Washington and Lee University Emergency Management Plan February 2009 #12;2 Table of Contents Communications and Public Affairs 22 Facilities Management 33 Financial Aid 36 Information Technology Services 39 as possible. B. Process for Executing Academic Function Executive Authority and Department Emergency Team

Marsh, David

356

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GRADUATE PROGRAMS BULLETIN  

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Hominid Paleobiology 151 Human and Organizational Learning 152 Information Systems and Technology, insisting that the practical be grounded in knowledge and theory. The University acts as a catalyst the quality of life in metropolitan Washington, D.C. #12;Information in this Bulletin is generally accurate

Vertes, Akos

357

The Development of the Washington Library Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The computer design of the system serving the 53 library systems of the Washington Library Network provides nine online files through its integrated bibliographic and acquisitions subsystems. The bibliographic subsystem provides an authority file of author, title, series, and subject headings; a bibliographic file of MARC records on books, films,…

Swartz, Roderick G.

358

Total Rewards At Washington and Lee  

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Total Rewards At Washington and Lee March 15, 2013 University Facilities Work-Life Roundtable #12; Total Rewards Base Pay Benefits Performance and Career Development Recognition Work-Life 2 Our By Total Rewards? #12; W&L jobs are benchmarked against published salary surveys (CUPA-HR, APPA) Each

Marsh, David

359

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DIPLOMA CERTIFICATION REQUEST FORM  

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DIPLOMA CERTIFICATION REQUEST FORM GRADUATION AND ACADEMIC RECORDS OFFICE diploma for certification. Student's signature Seattle, WA 98195-5850 diploma@uw.edu Phone: 206.543.1803/Fax: 206.221.4423 FOR OFFICE USE ONLY I am

Anderson, Richard

360

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DIPLOMA REPLACEMENT FORM  

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DIPLOMA REPLACEMENT FORM GRADUATION AND ACADEMIC RECORDS OFFICE Number of replacement diploma(s) requested ________ @ $20 each = $__________ Check # __________ Student's signature Seattle, WA 98195-5850 FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Note: The name on your diploma must include your legal first

Yetisgen-Yildiz, Meliha

361

Washington University Summer at WUSTL Photo Contest  

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. Originality 4. Quality of photo Prizes Each summer, 2-4 winning photographs will be selected. Images entrant is permitted to submit up to five (5) images. 5. Through submission of contest entry, entrant grants Washington University in St. Louis permission to use the submitted image for purposes both related

Subramanian, Venkat

362

Washington Community Colleges Fall Quarter Report, 1980.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This three-part report presents a series of 46 tables providing data about enrollments, student characteristics, and personnel in the Washington community college system for Fall Quarter 1980. After a summary of the statistical highlights of the study, Chapter I offers historical data on Fall Quarter, full-time equivalent (FTE) and student…

Story, Sherie; And Others

363

Washington Community Colleges Fall Quarter Report, 1984.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fall 1984 data on enrollments, student characteristics, and personnel at Washington community colleges are provided in this report and contrasted with historical data for fall quarters 1980 through 1983. First, report highlights are presented, indicating: (1) restoration of evening and off-campus enrollment was the principal trend evident in the…

Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.

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Washington Community Colleges Fall Quarter Report, 1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data tables summarize various aspects of enrollment and services at the Washington community colleges, providing fall quarter data for 1977 through 1981. After introductory material highlighting the significant changes in the community colleges' profile, the report provides headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment data by funding source…

Story, Sherie; And Others

365

Experimental Squid Jigging Off the Washington Coast  

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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

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DIVING MEDICAL HISTORY  

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DIVING MEDICAL HISTORY Instructions: To be completed by Applicant only with your well-being and safety. Please respect the advice and the intent of this medical history below. Do you smoke? Do you drink alcoholic beverages? Is there a family history of high cholesterol

Wilcock, William

367

Predicting toxicity in aquatic ecosystems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ash leachates and other utility wastes that may enter lakes or streams contain mixtures of chemicals that include several kinds of toxicants. The toxic properties of these mixtures vary with the chemical form and concentration of their constituents. EPRI is developing a general toxicity model (GTM) to simulate environmental conditions in bodies of water where toxicants are present, and to

Porcella

1992-01-01

368

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...establishing a temporary security zone. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are available...165.T05-0050 Security Zone; Potomac River, Washington...following area is a security zone: All waters of the...

2010-04-21

369

75 FR 28757 - Security Zone; Potomac River, Washington Channel, Washington, DC  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2010-0405] RIN 1625-AA87 Security Zone; Potomac River, Washington...establishing a temporary security zone. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are available...165.T05-0405 Security Zone; Potomac River,...

2010-05-24

370

33 CFR 117.1051 - Lake Washington Ship Canal.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Washington § 117.1051 Lake Washington Ship Canal. (a) When fog prevails by day or by night, the drawtender of each bridge listed in this section, after giving the acknowledging...

2011-07-01

371

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

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

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

372

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

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

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11. Photocopy of photograph by Commission of Fine Arts, Washington, ...  

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

11. Photocopy of photograph by Commission of Fine Arts, Washington, DC. Date and photographer unknown. CLOSE UP OF ARMILLARY SPHERE - Meridian Hill Park, Bounded by Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Euclid & W Streets, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON'S Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium  

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON'S Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium A Celebration of Undergraduates in Research Fostering a Community of Student Scholars in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology, and Humanities UNI UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON'S Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Klavins, Eric

375

4. UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE SHOWING 185860 WASHINGTON AQUEDUCT CASTIRON WATER ...  

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

4. UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE SHOWING 1858-60 WASHINGTON AQUEDUCT CAST-IRON WATER MAINS ENCLOSED IN 1915-1916 REINFORCED CONCRETE ARCH - Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge, Spanning Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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

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

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

377

Solar energy system performance evaluation, Washington Natural Gas, Kirkland, Washington. November 1979, February and April 1980  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Washington Natural Gas solar energy site is a single family residence in Kirkland, Washington. It is part of the Natural Solar Data Network. The active solar energy system is designed to supply space heating and hot water. It is equipped with a 591 square foot Solaron flat-plate air-medium collector, underground rock-bed storage, and auxiliary gas heat for space heating

1981-01-01

378

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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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 Florida Strategic Plan for Infant Mental Health (insert link for Infant Mental Health Training. The FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy's contributions

McQuade, D. Tyler

379

160 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION FORENSICS AND SECURITY, VOL. 7, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2012 On the Saddle-Point Solution and the Large-Coalition  

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) by looking into the small errors. Digital content (e.g., images, videos, audios, programs, etc.) can, is a collusion attack. A group of experienced pirates can form a coalition, detect the fingerprints by inspecting the marks in each copy, and create a forgery that has only weak traces of their fingerprints

Moulin, Pierre

380

Transnational Activist Coalition Politics and the De/Colonization of Pedagogies of Mobilization: Learning from Anti-Neoliberal Indigenous Movement Articulations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Choudry, Aziz

2007-01-01

381

Rights in Conflict; A Report on the Annual Conference of the National Coalition Against Censorship (2nd, New York City, February 16, 1977).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Zachowski, Matt, Ed.; Rothaus, Elyse, Ed.

382

An unusual cause of ankle pain: fracture of a talocalcaneal coalition as a differential diagnosis in an acute ankle sprain: a case report and literature review  

PubMed Central

Background The acute ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries seen in trauma departments. Ankle sprains have an incidence of about one injury per 10 000 people a day. In contrast tarsal coalition is a rare condition occurring in not more than one percent of the population. Case presentation We present the case of a 23 year old male patient with pain and local swelling after an acute ankle sprain. Initial clinical and radiological examination showed no pathologies. Due to prolonged pain, swelling and the inability of the patient to weight bear one week after trauma further diagnostics was performed. Imaging studies (MRI and CT) revealed a fracture of a talocalcaneal coalition. To the knowledge of the authors no fracture of a coalition was reported so far. Conclusion This report highlights the presentation of symptomatic coalitions following trauma and furthermore, it points out the difficulties in the diagnosis and treatment of a rare entity after a common injury. A diagnostic algorithm has been developed to ensure not to miss a severe injury. PMID:23530869

2013-01-01

383

School Self-Improvement: A Case Study of the Coalition for Business and Education Collaboration. Documentation and Technical Assistance in Urban Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study documents the evolution and implementation of the School Self Improvement Project, an experimental program carried out in two New York City high schools by the Coalition of Business and Education Collaboration (CBEC). Established in the mid 1970s, the program was one of nine at sites chosen by the Documentation and Technical…

Davis, Jacqueline Peek

384

Pathways To Partnerships: Coalitions for Environmental Education. Selected Papers from the Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education (22nd, Big Sky, Montana, 1993).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The theme of the 1993 conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education was "Pathways to Partnerships: Coalitions for Environmental Education." Speakers on environmental issues represented government agencies and legislative houses, international institutions, businesses, and academia and included U.S. Representative Karan…

Mrazek, Rick, Ed.

385

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2005-01-01

386

1979-1980 Geothermal Resource Assessment Program in Washington  

SciTech Connect

Separate abstracts were prepared for seven papers. Also included are a bibliography of geothermal resource information for the State of Washington, well temperature information and locations in the State of Washington, and a map of the geology of the White Pass-Tumac Mountain Area, Washington. (MHR)

Korosec, M.A.; Schuster, J.E.

1980-01-01

387

new in Art And Art history UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON PRESS  

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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

Manchak, John

388

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND  

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THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES FACULTY HANDBOOK GWU School of Public Health and Health Services 2300 I (Eye) Street, NW, Suite 106 Washington, DC 20037 202 we borrowed material and ideas: The George Washington University Faculty Handbook School of Public

Vertes, Akos

389

FINAL DRAFT -2/2/04 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  

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FINAL DRAFT - 2/2/04 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTANIC GARDENS VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK OF WASHINGTON BOTANIC GARDENS MISSION: Sustaining managed to natural ecosystems and the human spirit through to sustainable ecosystem management. 2007 Edition #12;NOTES UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTANIC GARDENS VOLUNTEER

Queitsch, Christine

390

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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...

2011-03-23

391

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kopin, Stephanie A.

392

Key Facts about Higher Education in Washington. 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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,…

Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2012

2012-01-01

393

Iron metabolism and toxicity  

SciTech Connect

Iron is an essential nutrient with limited bioavailability. When present in excess, iron poses a threat to cells and tissues, and therefore iron homeostasis has to be tightly controlled. Iron's toxicity is largely based on its ability to catalyze the generation of radicals, which attack and damage cellular macromolecules and promote cell death and tissue injury. This is lucidly illustrated in diseases of iron overload, such as hereditary hemochromatosis or transfusional siderosis, where excessive iron accumulation results in tissue damage and organ failure. Pathological iron accumulation in the liver has also been linked to the development of hepatocellular cancer. Here we provide a background on the biology and toxicity of iron and the basic concepts of iron homeostasis at the cellular and systemic level. In addition, we provide an overview of the various disorders of iron overload, which are directly linked to iron's toxicity. Finally, we discuss the potential role of iron in malignant transformation and cancer.

Papanikolaou, G. [First Department of Internal Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Laikon General Hospital, Athens 11527 (Greece); Pantopoulos, K. [Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1E2 (Canada) and Department of Medicine, McGill University (Canada)]. E-mail: kostas.pantopoulos@mcgill.ca

2005-01-15

394

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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 Kow, 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.

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

2001-01-01

395

Toxic Substances Hydrology Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Initiated in 1982, this United States Geological Survey (USGS) Toxics Program provides objective scientific information on the behavior of toxic substances in the Nation's hydrologic environments. It conducts intensive field investigations of representative cases of subsurface contamination at local releases, and watershed- and regional-scale investigations of contamination affecting aquatic ecosystems from nonpoint and distributed point sources. The website covers contamination of surface water, groundwater, soil, sediment, and the atmosphere, and provides a photo gallery of contamination, which includes excessive nutrients, organic chemicals, metals, and pathogens. Other topics studied and documented include natural attenuation, models and applications, environmental measurements, abandoned mine lands, site remediation, and agricultural chemicals.

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

E-print Network

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

Stein, William

397

Low-temperature geothermal resources of Washington  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

398

Preparing for climate change in Washington State  

Microsoft Academic Search

Climate change is expected to bring potentially significant changes to Washington State’s natural, institutional, cultural,\\u000a and economic landscape. Addressing climate change impacts will require a sustained commitment to integrating climate information\\u000a into the day-to-day governance and management of infrastructure, programs, and services that may be affected by climate change.\\u000a This paper discusses fundamental concepts for planning for climate change and

Lara C. Whitely Binder; Jennifer Krencicki Barcelos; Derek B. Booth; Meriel Darzen; Marketa McGuire Elsner; Richard Fenske; Thomas F. Graham; Alan F. Hamlet; John Hodges-Howell; J. Elizabeth Jackson; Catherine Karr; Patrick W. Keys; Jeremy S. Littell; Nathan Mantua; Jennifer Marlow; Don McKenzie; Michael Robinson-Dorn; Eric A. Rosenberg; Claudio O. Stöckle; Julie A. Vano

2010-01-01

399

Washington Biofuel Feedstock Supply under Price Uncertainty  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 the mean-variance model of utility maximization to estimate supply equations for major biofuel feedstock crops in Washington. We consider price risk, examine the comparative statics results of the

Qiujie Zheng; C. Richard Shumway

2008-01-01

400

University Downtown Center 67 Washington St., Binghamton  

E-print Network

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Suzuki, Masatsugu

401

Babesia divergens–like Infection, Washington State  

PubMed Central

Most reported U.S. zoonotic cases of babesiosis have occurred in the Northeast and been caused by Babesia microti. In Washington State, three cases of babesiosis have been reported previously, which were caused by WA1 (for “Washington 1”)-type parasites. We investigated a case of babesiosis in Washington in an 82–year-old man whose spleen had been removed and whose parasitemia level was 41.4%. The complete 18S ribosomal RNA gene of the parasite was amplified from specimens of his whole blood by polymerase chain reaction. Phylogenetic analysis showed the parasite is most closely related, but not identical, to B. divergens (similarity score, 99.5%), a bovine parasite in Europe. By indirect fluorescent-antibody testing, his serum reacted to B. divergens but not to B. microti or WA1 antigens. This case demonstrates that babesiosis can be caused by novel parasites detectable by manual examination of blood smears but not by serologic or molecular testing for B. microti or WA1-type parasites. PMID:15200851

Herwaldt, Barbara L.; de Bruyn, Guy; Pieniazek, Norman J.; Homer, Mary; Lofy, Kathryn H.; Slemenda, Susan B.; Fritsche, Thomas R.; Persing, David H.

2004-01-01

402

Babesia divergens-like infection, Washington State.  

PubMed

Most reported U.S. zoonotic cases of babesiosis have occurred in the Northeast and been caused by Babesia microti. In Washington State, three cases of babesiosis have been reported previously, which were caused by WA1 (for "Washington 1")-type parasites. We investigated a case of babesiosis in Washington in an 82-year-old man whose spleen had been removed and whose parasitemia level was 41.4%. The complete 18S ribosomal RNA gene of the parasite was amplified from specimens of his whole blood by polymerase chain reaction. Phylogenetic analysis showed the parasite is most closely related, but not identical, to B. divergens (similarity score, 99.5%), a bovine parasite in Europe. By indirect fluorescent-antibody testing, his serum reacted to B. divergens but not to B. microti or WA1 antigens. This case demonstrates that babesiosis can be caused by novel parasites detectable by manual examination of blood smears but not by serologic or molecular testing for B. microti or WA1-type parasites. PMID:15200851

Herwaldt, Barbara L; de Bruyn, Guy; Pieniazek, Norman J; Homer, Mary; Lofy, Kathryn H; Slemenda, Susan B; Fritsche, Thomas R; Persing, David H; Limaye, Ajit P

2004-04-01

403

Petroleum potential of Oregon and Washington  

SciTech Connect

The states of Oregon and Washington border the Pacific Ocean within an area of diverse topography, climate, and vegetation with altitudes ranging from sea level to more than 8,000 ft. The Mesozoic and Paleozoic rocks are quasi-eugeosynclinal but badly indurated and/or metamorphosed, implying that almost all the pre-Tertiary rocks were unfavorable for oil and gas except some 700 mi{sup 2} of outcropping Mesozoic rocks exposed through windows in the overlying volcanics along the SW extension of the Blue and the Klamath mountains, accordingly. A profound angular and erosional unconformity separates the Tertiary sediments and volcanics from the older rocks. During Late Mesozoic and Tertiary time, uplift accompanied by erosion caused the removal of large areas of metamorphosed sediments and the development of pre-Miocene surface of large relief. Crustal movements of Late Miocene age produced NW-SE folds in Washington, and NS folds in the Coast range of Oregon. Some of the exploration methods (excluding wildcat drilling) were inconvenient. Seismic and gravity methods are impeded, the first by glacial till, basalt flows, sills, and dikes, and the second by laccoliths. Although the region is not the best place for hustling, drilling activity for development of potential oil and gas ushered 78% success rate in Oregon, and Shell and Exxon earned significant bonus bids in Washington.

Billo, S.M. (King Saul Univ., Riyadh (Saudi Arabia))

1990-06-01

404

Late Quaternary mammalian zoogeography of eastern Washington  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The late Quaternary mammalian zoogeographic history of eastern Washington as revealed by archaeological and paleontological research conforms to a set of past environmental conditions inferred from botanical data. During the relatively cool and moist late Pleistocene and early Holocene, Cervus cf. elaphus, Ovis canadensis, Vulpes vulpes, Martes americana, Alopex lagopus, and perhaps Rangifer sp., taxa with ecological preferences for mesic steppe habitats, were present in the now xeric Columbia Basin. As the climate became progressively warmer and drier during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene, Antilocapra americana, Onychomys leucogaster, Spermophilus townsendii, and Neotoma cinerea, taxa with ecological preferences for xeric steppe habitats, appear in the Columbia Basin. Bison sp. and Taxidea taxus may have been present in eastern Washington for the last 20,000 yr. Middle and late Holocene records for Oreamnos americanus, Spermophilus columbianus, S. townsendii, Lagurus curtatus, and Urocyon cinereoargenteus in central eastern Washington suggest fluctuations in the ranges of these taxa that conform to a middle Holocene period of less effective precipitation and a ca. 3500-yr-old period of more effective precipitation before essentially modern environmental conditions prevailed.

Lyman, R. Lee; Livingston, Stephanie D.

1983-11-01

405

Quebec's Toxic Pollution Concern.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The best solution to the problems of increased pollution of Quebec lakes and rivers with toxic wastes and increased incidence of pollution related diseases is to educate children, to make them aware of the environment and man's interrelationship with it. Attitudes of concern, based on knowledge, must be developed so that as adults, they will take…

Mingie, Walter

406

Productivity in Toxicity Papers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personal bibliographies were obtained through a survey of the members of the Society of Toxicology. A group of 183 members showed a 16 percent increase in document output during 1968-1969 compared to 1960-1967. During 1960-1969, 221 members published or made available 1873 documents containing original toxicity data. (5 references) (Author)

Montgomery, Ruth Reinke

1973-01-01

407

Toxic or Not?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2001-01-01

408

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 ...

409

Toxicity of aminoglycoside antibiotics.  

PubMed

In cats, aminoclycosides cause vestibular damage followed in a few days by renal damage. The reverse is true in the dog, except that streptomycin causes vestibular damage prior to renal damage. To avoid toxicities, therapeutic doses of aminoglycosides should not be given longer than a week and they should be given cautiously in animals with renal impairment. Failure of the kidneys to eliminate aminoglycosides will result in very high blood levels, even with therapeutic doses, that can cause further renal and vestibular damage. The oral administration of aminoglycosides is seldom dangerous when normal therapeutic doses are employed. Although it is remote, the possibility exists that animals with renal impairment and intestinal obstruction may become intoxicated. Kanamycin is less nephrotoxic to dogs than neomycin and it is less destructive to the auditory nerve than vestibular damage than streptomycin. Gentamicin in cats is twice as toxic to the vestibular apparatus as streptomycin and more toxic to the cochlea than streptomycin or dihydrostreptomycin. Neomycin is more toxic than kanamycin, gentamicin, and streptomycin to both cats and dogs. Amikacin causes renal damage in dogs similar to other aminoglycosides. It also causes vestibular damage. PMID:329097

Clark, C H

1977-07-01

410

Mechanisms of bilirubin toxicity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Possible mechanisms of bilirubin toxicity on the brain and lung were studied in animal experiments and in vitro. The uptake of tyrosine as precursor of dopamine in rat synaptosomes was evaluated to study the role of different bilirubin concentrations on synaptic neurotransmission. The results of this study show a statistically significant correlation between bilirubin levels and tyrosine uptake, supporting the

Maurizio Amato

1995-01-01

411

Fire toxicity scaling  

SciTech Connect

The toxicity of the thermal-decomposition products from two flexible polyurethane foams (with and without a fire retardant) and a cotton upholstery fabric was evaluated by a series of small-scale and large-scale tests single mock-up upholstery chair tests during smoldering or flaming decomposition. In addition other fire property data such as rates of heat release, effective heats of combustion, specific gas species yields, and smoke obscuration were measured. The degree of toxicity observed during and following the flaming tests (both large-scale room burns and the NBS Toxicity Tests) could be explained by a 3-Gas Model which includes the combined toxicological effects of CO, CO/sub 2/, and HCN. Essentially, no animal deaths were noted during the thirty minute exposures to the non-flaming or smoldering combustion products produced in the NBS Toxicity Test Method or the large-scale room test. In the large-scale room tests, little toxicological difference was noted between decomposition products from the burn room and a second room 12 meters away.

Braun, E.; Levin, B.C.; Paabo, M.; Gurman, J.; Holt, T.

1987-02-01

412

Toxics and Health  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Responsibility, Physicians F.; Envirohealthaction

413

Coalition Priorité Cancer and the Pharmaceutical Industry in Quebec: Conflicts of Interest in the Reimbursement of Expensive Cancer Drugs?  

PubMed Central

In the context of scarce public resources, patient interest groups have increasingly turned to private organizations for financing, including the pharmaceutical industry. This practice puts advocacy groups in a situation of potential conflicts between the interests of patients and those of the drug companies. The interests of patients and industry can converge on issues related to the approval and reimbursement of medications. But even on this issue, interests do not always align perfectly. Using the Quebec example of Coalition Priorité Cancer (CPC) as a case study, we examine the ethical issues raised by such financial relationships in the context of drug reimbursement decision-making. We collected, compiled and analyzed publicly available information on the CPC's organization and activities; this approach allowed us to raise and discuss important questions regarding the possible influence exerted on patient groups by donors. We conclude with some recommendations. PMID:23968674

Hughes, David; Williams-Jones, Bryn

2013-01-01

414

Toxicity assessment of thiodiglycol.  

PubMed

Sulfur mustard (HD) undergoes hydrolysis to form various products such as thiodiglycol (TG) in biological and environmental systems. TG is a precursor in the production of HD and it is also considered as a "Schedule 2" compound (dual-use chemicals with low to moderate commercial use and high-risk precursors). Several toxicological studies on TG were conducted to assess environmental and health effects. The oral LD(50) values were >5000 mg/kg in rats. It was a mild skin and moderate ocular irritant and was not a skin sensitizer in animals. It was not mutagenic in Ames Salmonella, Escherichia coli, mouse lymphoma, and in vivo mouse micronucleus assays, but it induced chromosomal aberrations in Chinese hamster ovarian (CHO) cells. A 90-day oral subchronic toxicity study with neat TG at doses of 0, 50, 500, and 5000 mg/kg/day (5 days/week) in Sprague-Dawley rats results show that there are no treatment-related changes in food consumption, hematology, and clinical chemistry in rats of either sex. The body weights of both sexes were significantly lower than controls at 5000 mg/kg/day. Significant changes were also noted in both sexes in absolute weights of kidneys, kidney to body weight ratios, and kidney to brain weight ratios, in the high-dose group. The no-observed-adverse-effect level (NOAEL) for oral toxicity was 500 mg/kg/day. The developmental toxicity conducted at 0, 430, 1290, and 3870 mg/kg by oral gavage showed maternal toxicity in dams receiving 3870 mg/kg. TG was not a developmental toxicant. The NOAEL for the developmental toxicity in rats was 1290 mg/kg. The provisional oral reference dose (RfD) of 0.4 mg/kg/day was calculated for health risk assessments. The fate of TG in the environment and soil showed biological formation of thiodiglycalic acid with formation of an intermediate ((2-hydroxyethyl)thio)acetic acid. It was slowly biodegraded under anaerobic conditions. It was not toxic to bluegill sunfish at 1000 mg/L and its metabolism and environmental and biochemical effects are summarized. PMID:16393936

Reddy, Gunda; Major, Michael A; Leach, Glenn J

2005-01-01

415

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 ...

416

(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...

417

Manganese toxicity upon overexposure  

PubMed Central

Manganese (Mn) is a required element and a metabolic byproduct of the contrast agent mangafodipir trisodium (MnDPDP). The Mn released from MnDPDP is initially sequestered by the liver for first-pass elimination, which allows an enhanced contrast for diagnostic imaging. The administration of intravenous Mn impacts its homeostatic balance in the human body and can lead to toxicity. Human Mn deficiency has been reported in patients on parenteral nutrition and in micronutrient studies. Mn toxicity has been reported through occupational (e.g. welder) and dietary overexposure and is evidenced primarily in the central nervous system, although lung, cardiac, liver, reproductive and fetal toxicity have been noted. Mn neurotoxicity results from an accumulation of the metal in brain tissue and results in a progressive disorder of the extrapyramidal system which is similar to Parkinson's disease. In order for Mn to distribute from blood into brain tissue, it must cross either the blood–brain barrier (BBB) or the blood–cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCB). Brain import, with no evidence of export, would lead to brain Mn accumulation and neurotoxicity. The mechanism for the neurodegenerative damage specific to select brain regions is not clearly understood. Disturbances in iron homeostasis and the valence state of Mn have been implicated as key factors in contributing to Mn toxicity. Chelation therapy with EDTA and supplementation with levodopa are the current treatment options, which are mildly and transiently efficacious. In conclusion, repeated administration of Mn, or compounds that readily release Mn, may increase the risk of Mn-induced toxicity. PMID:15617053

Crossgrove, Janelle; Zheng, Wei

2014-01-01

418

Three-dimensional modeling of fecal coliform in the Tidal Basin and Washington Channel, Washington, DC.  

PubMed

Fecal coliform are widely used as bacterial indicator in the United States and around the world. Fecal coliform impaired water is highly possible to be polluted by pathogenic bacteria. The Tidal Basin and Washington Channel in Washington, DC are on the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) list due to the high fecal coliform level. To support TMDL development, a three-dimensional numerical model of fecal coliform was developed using the EFDC framework. The model calculates the transport of fecal coliform under the influences of flap gate operations and tidal elevation. The original EFDC code was modified to calculate the die-off of fecal coliform under the impact of temperature and solar radiation intensity. The watershed contribution is expressed as storm water inflow and the load carried by the runoff. Model results show that fecal coliform vary strongly in space in both the Tidal Basin and Washington Channel. The storm water only impacts a small area around the storm water outfall in the Tidal Basin and the impacts are negligible in the Washington Channel due to dilution. The water from the Potomac River may affect the fecal coliform level in the area close to the flap gate in the Tidal Basin. The fecal coliform level in the Washington Channel is mainly controlled by the fecal coliform level in the Anacostia River, which is located at the open boundary of the Washington Channel. The potential sediment layer storage of fecal coliform was analyzed and it was found that the sediment layer fecal coliform level could be much higher than the water column fecal coliform level and becomes a secondary source under high bottom shear stress condition. The developed model built solid connection of fecal coliform source and concentration in the water column and has been used to develop TMDL. PMID:16854806

Bai, Sen; Lung, Wu-Seng

2006-01-01

419

The Future of Toxicity Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

420

Toxic and Harmful Algal Blooms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Laboratory, Bigelow

421

Geoscientists join broad coalition to lobby U.S. Congress for increased funding  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Laurence Davis recalls reviewing a thick report about expanding a landfill in Nashua, New Hampshire, when he had worked for the state's department of environmental services. He says that although consultants had spent $400,000 on test borings, many of the drillings would have been unnecessary if the consultants simply had referred to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographical quadrant map that cost just a few dollars. The map, in this case, detailed both bedrock and surface geology, and indicated that the site the consultants were examining sat on the site of an old glacial lake bed that was not impermeable— an unsuitable location for expanding the landfill.“Had they bought that map, they could have saved about $300,000 because they wouldn't have had to put in most of those borings,” says Davis, now a professor of Earth and environmental sciences at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. When Davis recently visited congressional offices in Washington, D.C. for the first time, he related that story to elected officials to convince them of the value of scientific research and the need for increased funding for projects such as USGS mapping.

Showstack, Randy

422

Free phenytoin toxicity.  

PubMed

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

Imam, Syed Haider; Landry, Kristen; Kaul, Viren; Gambhir, Harvir; John, Dinesh; Kloss, Brian

2014-10-01

423

Update on toxic myopathies.  

PubMed

The toxic myopathies are a clinically and pathologically diverse group of disorders that can be caused by a variety of therapeutic agents used in clinical practice, as well as various venoms and other biological toxins. The most important iatrogenic causes are the statin and fibrate cholesterol-lowering agents that can cause a severe necrotizing myopathy and acute rhabdomyolysis and myoglobinuria. The current update focuses on the mechanisms of statin myotoxicity and the importance of genetic predisposing factors for statin myopathy, as well as the recently described form of necrotizing autoimmune myopathy, which is associated with antibodies to the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase enzyme and is responsive to aggressive immunotherapy. Mitochondrial myopathies associated with antiretroviral agents and the pyrimidine nucleoside analogue clevudine, and recent reports of myopathies caused by ingestion of red yeast rice and toxic species of mushrooms are also discussed. PMID:21968786

Mastaglia, F L; Needham, M

2012-02-01

424

Blindness from quinine toxicity.  

PubMed Central

We report a case of quinine overdose in a 47-year-old man who presented with blindness. Fundus photography demonstrates the acute and subsequent retinal changes, and his visual recovery to normal acuity with visual field constriction is documented. Pupillary and electrodiagnostic findings are recorded. Stellate ganglion block has been widely advocated as a helpful therapeutic measure, but out patient was treated with a unilateral stellate ganglion block without apparent benefit to that eye. From a review of the literature we believe that quinine produces its effects by toxicity on the retina rather than by vasoconstriction and that stellate ganglion block probably does not alter the natural history of the retinal toxicity. Images PMID:3281709

Bacon, P; Spalton, D J; Smith, S E

1988-01-01

425

Skin: Cutaneous Toxicities  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\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

Martina Nathan; Deborah Tomlinson

426

Caloric Restriction and Toxicity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Caloric Restriction and Toxicity. Hart, R. W., Keenan, K., Turturro, A., Abdo, K. M. Leakey, J., Lyn-Cook, B. (1995). Fundam. Appl. Toxicol. 25, 184-195.The modulatory effects of caloric intake on the rate and extent of both spontaneous and induced disease incidence is well known, but the significance of these effects in the interpretation of testing data has only recently become

Ronald W. Hart; Kevin Keenan; Angelo Turturro; Kamal M. Abdo; Julian Leakey; Beverly Lyn-Cook

1995-01-01

427

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

United States. Environmental Protection Agency.

1996-01-01

428

Selective toxicity of alkanolamines.  

PubMed

The antimicrobial effects of diethanolamine, dimethylamino-methyl-propanol, and butylethanolamine are greatly enhanced at high pH. Their antimicrobial activities are closely correlated with their uncharged forms, indicating that diffusion through cell membrane(s) is rate limiting for the antimicrobial action. Since these compounds are selectively toxic at high pH, they are appropriate antimicrobial agents for use in alkaline metalworking fluids. PMID:2334165

Sandin, M; Allenmark, S; Edebo, L

1990-03-01

429

Wollastonite toxicity: an update.  

PubMed

This review updates earlier work addressing the epidemiology and toxicity of wollastonite. Earlier chronic animal bioassay and human mortality data were inadequate (IARC term) or negative and no new studies of these types have been published. Wollastonite has been determined to have low biopersistence in both in vivo and in vitro studies, which probably accounts for its relative lack of toxicity. Earlier morbidity studies of mining/mineral processing facilities in Finland and New York State indicated that exposure to wollastonite might result in pleural plaques (Finland) or decrements in certain measures of lung function (New York). More recent analysis of data from an ongoing health surveillance program at one facility (New York) indicates that there are no pleural plaques or interstitial lung disease or decrements in lung function among never smokers or former smokers occupationally exposed to wollastonite. This result probably reflects continued reduction in exposures as part of an ongoing product stewardship program at this facility and suggests that wollastonite has relatively low toxicity as currently managed. PMID:24495246

Maxim, L Daniel; Niebo, Ron; Utell, Mark J; McConnell, E E; Larosa, Salvatore; Segrave, Alan M

2014-02-01

430

Toxicity of hexamethylenediamine.  

PubMed

Hexamethylendiamine (HMDA; CAS No. 124-09-4; 6055-52-3 for the dihydrochloride salt) is moderately toxic following acute doses/exposures with oral lethal doses in rats ranging from 750 to 1500 mg/kg. HMDA is extremely irritating to the skin and eyes and is not a sensitizer in guinea pigs. Repeated exposure inhalation studies have defined the upper respiratory tract to be the first target of HMDA. The irritation seen is proportional to the exposure concentration. Systemic damage is limited. Genetic testing is not extensive, but there is no indication of activity. HMDA is neither a developmental nor a reproductive toxin, but in one developmental study, the fetal No-observed-adverse-effect-level (NOAEL) was lower than that of the maternal animal. No carcinogenicity studies have been conducted. Documented human experience is limited, but indications of HMDA's irritative properties are found in the literature. HMDA does not persist or bioaccumulate in the environment. The chemical is not particularly toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates but is quite toxic to algae. HMDA is rapidly absorbed and metabolized by the rat with little tissue storage. PMID:15720033

Kennedy, Gerald L

2005-01-01

431

University of Washington N-Body Shop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

University of Washington's N-Body Shop is "in the business of designing and running software that enables high-performance computing on a variety of astronomy-related problems, including large-scale structure formation and planet formation." At the N-Body Shop site you can browse the multimedia picture gallery, featuring simulations of planet and galaxy formations and physical properties, read pre-prints by researchers, and download N-body simulation software. The site's K-12 outreach page features links to astronomical images and animations, sites on the history of astronomy, hyperlinked newsletters and announcements, and curriculum materials. This is the place to learn how a star is born.

432

University of Washington: Database Research Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Washington's Database Research Group âÂÂis focused on broadening the scope of database and data management techniques beyond their traditional scope.â Its work focuses on databases and the Web, XML, data management for ubiquitous computing, data integration, and data mining. For example, the Mangrove project seeks to facilitate the move to the semantic Web by creating âÂÂan environment in which users are motivated to create semantic content because of the existence of useful semantic services.â The various projects are described on this website along with related publications, which are available to download.

433

Biological and chemical characterization of metal bioavailability in sediments from Lake Roosevelt, Columbia River, Washington, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We studied the bioavailability and toxicity of copper, zinc, arsenic, cadmium, and lead in sediments from Lake Roosevelt (LR), a reservoir on the Columbia River in Washington, USA that receives inputs of metals from an upstream smelter facility. We characterized chronic sediment toxicity, metal bioaccumulation, and metal concentrations in sediment and pore water from eight study sites: one site upstream in the Columbia River, six sites in the reservoir, and a reference site in an uncontaminated tributary. Total recoverable metal concentrations in LR sediments generally decreased from upstream to downstream in the study area, but sediments from two sites in the reservoir had metal concentrations much lower than adjacent reservoir sites and similar to the reference site, apparently due to erosion of uncontaminated bank soils. Concentrations of acid-volatile sulfide in LR sediments were too low to provide strong controls on metal bioavailability, and selective sediment extractions indicated that metals in most LR sediments were primarily associated with iron and manganese oxides. Oligochaetes (Lumbriculus variegatus) accumulated greatest concentrations of copper from the river sediment, and greatest concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, and lead from reservoir sediments. Chronic toxic effects on amphipods (Hyalella azteca; reduced survival) and midge larvae (Chironomus dilutus; reduced growth) in whole-sediment exposures were generally consistent with predictions of metal toxicity based on empirical and equilibrium partitioning-based sediment quality guidelines. Elevated metal concentrations in pore waters of some LR sediments suggested that metals released from iron and manganese oxides under anoxic conditions contributed to metal bioaccumulation and toxicity. Results of both chemical and biological assays indicate that metals in sediments from both riverine and reservoir habitats of Lake Roosevelt are available to benthic invertebrates. These findings will be used as part of an ongoing ecological risk assessment to determine remedial actions for contaminated sediments in Lake Roosevelt. ?? 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Besser, J.M.; Brumbaugh, W.G.; Ivey, C.D.; Ingersoll, C.G.; Moran, P.W.

2008-01-01

434

Alternative Fuels for Washington's School Buses: A Report to the Washington State Legislature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents findings of a study that evaluated the use of both propane and compressed natural gas as alternative fuels for Washington State school buses. It discusses air quality improvement actions by state- and federal-level regulators and summarizes vehicle design, development, and commercialization activities by all major engine,…

Lyons, John Kim; McCoy, Gilbert A.

435

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Channel on the Potomac River. The security zone...mariners during the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant's...background comprised of U.S. Coast Guard vessels...Channel on the Potomac River. Due to the need...3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195...Security Zone; Potomac River, Washington...

2010-03-08

436

The Content of Our Cooperation, Not the Color of Our Skin: An Alliance Detection System Regulates Categorization by Coalition and Race, but Not Sex  

PubMed Central

Humans in all societies form and participate in cooperative alliances. To successfully navigate an alliance-laced world, the human mind needs to detect new coalitions and alliances as they emerge, and predict which of many potential alliance categories are currently organizing an interaction. We propose that evolution has equipped the mind with cognitive machinery that is specialized for performing these functions: an alliance detection system. In this view, racial categories do not exist because skin color is perceptually salient; they are constructed and regulated by the alliance system in environments where race predicts social alliances and divisions. Early tests using adversarial alliances showed that the mind spontaneously detects which individuals are cooperating against a common enemy, implicitly assigning people to rival alliance categories based on patterns of cooperation and competition. But is social antagonism necessary to trigger the categorization of people by alliance—that is, do we cognitively link A and B into an alliance category only because they are jointly in conflict with C and D? We report new studies demonstrating that peaceful cooperation can trigger the detection of new coalitional alliances and make race fade in relevance. Alliances did not need to be marked by team colors or other perceptually salient cues. When race did not predict the ongoing alliance structure, behavioral cues about cooperative activities up-regulated categorization by coalition and down-regulated categorization by race, sometimes eliminating it. Alliance cues that sensitively regulated categorization by coalition and race had no effect on categorization by sex, eliminating many alternative explanations for the results. The results support the hypothesis that categorizing people by their race is a reversible product of a cognitive system specialized for detecting alliance categories and regulating their use. Common enemies are not necessary to erase important social boundaries; peaceful cooperation can have the same effect. PMID:24520394

Pietraszewski, David; Cosmides, Leda; Tooby, John

2014-01-01

437

Community Organization to Reduce the Need for Acute Care for Asthma Among African American Children in Low-Income Neighborhoods: The Neighborhood Asthma Coalition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. Low-income African Amer- icans exhibit disproportionate prevalences, morbidity rates, and mortality rates for asthma. Objective. To determine whether a community-based intervention, the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition (NAC), conducted through a well-established neighbor- hood organization in St. Louis could improve awareness of asthma, change attitudes about its care, improve asthma management practices, and reduce the need for acute care for asthma.

Edwin B. Fisher; Robert C. Strunk; Linda K. Sussman; Roslyn K. Sykes; Mark S. Walker

2004-01-01

438

WASHINGTON STATE 4-H DOG OBEDIENCE PROGRAM NOVICE TEAMSCORE SHEET  

E-print Network

WASHINGTON STATE 4-H DOG OBEDIENCE PROGRAM NOVICE TEAMSCORE SHEET............................................ Forced into position............................................ Handler placed dog so it interfered with adjacent dog...................................................... Did not remain in place......... Went

New Hampshire, University of

439

HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASE FORM Washington State University News Service  

E-print Network

HOMETOWN NEWS RELEASE FORM Washington State University News Service PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY (Date.) RETURN TO ____________________________ WSU NEWS SERVICE Daily Newspapers and TOWNS FRENCH ADMINISTRATION

Collins, Gary S.

440

Greenhouse gas mitigation options for Washington State  

SciTech Connect

President Clinton, in 1993, established a goal for the United States to return emissions of greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by the year 2000. One effort established to help meet this goal was a three part Environmental Protection Agency state grant program. Washington State completed part one of this program with the release of the 1990 greenhouse gas emissions inventory and 2010 projected inventory. This document completes part two by detailing alternative greenhouse gas mitigation options. In part three of the program EPA, working in partnership with the States, may help fund innovative greenhouse gas reduction strategies. The greenhouse gas control options analyzed in this report have a wide range of greenhouse gas reductions, costs, and implementation requirements. In order to select and implement a prudent mix of control strategies, policy makers need to have some notion of the potential change in climate, the consequences of that change and the uncertainties contained therein. By understanding the risks of climate change, policy makers can better balance the use of scarce public resources for concerns that are immediate and present against those that affect future generations. Therefore, prior to analyzing alternative greenhouse gas control measures, this report briefly describes the phenomenon and uncertainties of global climate change, and then projects the likely consequences for Washington state.

Garcia, N.

1996-04-01

441

Overview of Mount Washington Icing Sensors Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA, the FAA, the Department of Defense, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and NOAA are developing techniques for retrieving cloud microphysical properties from a variety of remote sensing technologies. The intent is to predict aircraft icing conditions ahead of aircraft. The Mount Washington Icing Sensors Project MWISP), conducted in April, 1999 at Mt. Washington, NH, was organized to evaluate technologies for the prediction of icing conditions ahead of aircraft in a natural environment, and to characterize icing cloud and drizzle environments. April was selected for operations because the Summit is typically in cloud, generally has frequent freezing precipitation in spring, and the clouds have high liquid water contents. Remote sensing equipment, consisting of radars, radiometers and a lidar, was placed at the base of the mountain, and probes measuring cloud particles, and a radiometer, were operated from the Summit. NASA s Twin Otter research aircraft also conducted six missions over the site. Operations spanned the entire month of April, which was dominated by wrap-around moisture from a low pressure center stalled off the coast of Labrador providing persistent upslope clouds with relatively high liquid water contents and mixed phase conditions. Preliminary assessments indicate excellent results from the lidar, radar polarimetry, radiosondes and summit and aircraft measurements.

Ryerson, Charles C.; Politovich, Marcia K.; Rancourt, Kenneth L.; Koenig, George G.; Reinking, Roger F.; Miller, Dean R.

2003-01-01

442

Cytogenetic toxicity of neem.  

PubMed

The cytogenetic toxicity of the leaf extract of neem was evaluated in murine germ cells. The extract was found to induce structural and numerical changes in the spermatocyte chromosomes as well as synaptic disturbances in them at their first metaphase. A significant increase in the frequency of sperms with abnormal head morphology and the decrease in mean sperm count were also observed. This spermatotoxic effect of the neem extract corroborates its germ cell mutagenicity. The possible role of azadirachtin, the most active principle present in the neem extract, in producing the observed genotoxic effect is discussed. PMID:12909265

Khan, P K; Awasthy, K S

2003-10-01

443

Toxic shock syndrome.  

PubMed Central

In the past 10 years, we have learned much about TSS and S. aureus and its toxins. A number of important biologic principles have been reemphasized in this first decade of TSS research: S. aureus is a very complex organism, one not likely to yield quick answers; in vitro observations must always be confirmed in the patient; animal models may not always be reliable replicates of human disease; and epidemiologic associations cannot be equated with causation. Toxic shock is an intricate phenomenon with many interesting scientific facets. Unraveling its mysteries will undoubtedly teach us more about the complex interaction of patients and microorganisms. PMID:3069202

Todd, J K

1988-01-01

444

Control of air toxics  

SciTech Connect

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.

Livengood, C.D.

1995-03-01

445

Nanoparticle toxicity and cancer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Prevenslik, T.

2011-07-01

446

AIR POLLUTANT TOXICITY.  

E-print Network

Nanotechnology is an emerging multidisciplinary science that deals with the creation and use of molecules a few billionths of a meter in size. Assessing the potential hazards of the nanomaterials in this technology, and the products constructed from nanoparticulates is an emerging area in toxicology and health risk assessment. The development of toxicity data sets and exposure assessments for various nanoparticles and nanomaterials is ongoing and evolving as new particles, materials and exposure methodologies are developed. A related issue in toxicology and risk assessment is the extent to which nanoparticle toxicity can be extrapolated from existing toxicology databases for macro and microscale particle-types. Additional information needs that are being addressed include the environmental and biological fate, transport, persistence, and transformation, as well as the recyclability and overall sustainability of manufactured nanoparticles. This sunrise lecture is designed to be a basic primer on the fundamental chemistry and physics of engineered nanostructures. The understanding of the composition of and source generation of particles becomes fundamentally more important when one considers that the surfaces

V. L. Colvin; D. B. Warheit; J. B. Morris; E. Postlethwait; R. B. Schlesinger; J. Seagrave Toxicology

447

Emerging toxic neuropathies and myopathies.  

PubMed

Psychiatrists in practice encounter patients abusing alcohol and street drugs such as cocaine that can lead to toxic myopathies or neuropathies. Psychiatrists also encounter patients with neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus who are treated with myotoxic medications (e.g., Hydroxychloroquine). Thus a well-rounded knowledge of toxic myopathies and neuropathies is extremely useful. The differential diagnosis of toxic myopathies and neuropathies is expanding rapidly and practical knowledge of these entities is becoming important. PMID:23688688

Kushlaf, Hani A

2013-06-01

448

Emerging toxic neuropathies and myopathies.  

PubMed

There is a daunting list of toxins that can affect the peripheral nervous system, with new drugs and chemicals added to this list every year. This article focuses on some of the more recent toxic neuropathies and myopathies that have emerged from the medical literature. Among these are toxic myopathies caused by statins, daptomycin, imatinib, hydroxychloroquine, and highly active antiretroviral therapy; neuromuscular junction toxicity caused by tandutinib; toxic peripheral neuropathies caused by bortezomib, angel's trumpet, cisplatin, oxaliplatin, tumor necrosis factor ? antagonists, cobalt-chromium, and ixabepilone; and a unique syndrome reported in workers exposed to aerosolized porcine neural tissue. PMID:21803218

Kushlaf, Hani A

2011-08-01

449

Toxicity of Cyclamen persium (Mill).  

PubMed

Cyclamen spp contain toxic saponins, although the number of serious exposures is very low. The plant was investigated for toxic and pharmacologic properties in the 1950's and 1960's, but there is little current investigation. Cyclamens have been found both as woodland plants and houseplants in Europe for years, and the plant is becoming increasingly popular in the US. Poison centers should be aware of the potential toxicity of this plant, especially that of the rhizomatous tubers. Additional data on exposures reported to poison centers may be helpful in further defining the toxicity of this plant. PMID:3604048

Spoerke, D G; Spoerke, S E; Hall, A; Rumack, B H

1987-06-01

450

Civil Rights Oral History Interviews: Spokane, Washington  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While there are numerous civil rights oral history projects, there are few organized around the remembrances and memories of persons from a particular geographic locale. This collection of eight oral history interviews, conducted by Rebecca Nappi, was created in part by the Washington State University Library in collaboration with the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Visitors to the site can listen to the eight interviews, which range from the experiences of Flip Schulke (a photographer working in the South during the 1960s) to the racial prejudice encountered by Emelda and Manuel Brown as they tried to raise a family in Spokane. In order to hone in on specific subject areas, a search engine allows users to search the interviews by keyword. This site will be of great interest to those interested in the history of civil rights in the United States, especially given the ability to hear the voices of those who were there during this tumultuous era.

451

Washington State Department of Natural Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you're interested in learning about forest conservation, geology, wetland restoration, and myriad other topics in Washington, this site presents a wealth of material to pique your interest. Visitors can click on over to the About area to learn about the Department's mission, its various boards and councils, and the commissioner. Moving along, the Science & Environment area contains six different sections dealing with geology, conservation, forestry, and marine science. Each section contains information about long-term projects in the thematic area, along with How-Toââ¾ guides that answer commonly asked questions. Also, there is a range of publications within each area, including environmental impact reports and animal population studies. Finally, the site features a complete listing of Meetings & Events and a link to an in-house blog.

2013-01-15

452

Integrated solid waste management of Seattle, Washington  

SciTech Connect

The subject document reports the results of an in-depth investigation of the fiscal year 1992 cost of the City of Seattle, Washington, integrated municipal solid waste management (IMSWM) system, the energy consumed to operate the system, and the environmental performance requirements for each of the system`s waste-processing and disposal facilities. Actual data from records kept by participants is reported in this document. Every effort was made to minimize the use of assumptions, and no attempt is made to interpret the data reported. Analytical approaches are documented so that interested analysts may perform manipulation or further analysis of the data. As such, the report is a reference document for MSW management professionals who are interested in the actual costs and energy consumption for a one-year period, of an operating IMSWM systems.

NONE

1995-11-01

453

The Washington Large Area Time Coincidence Array  

E-print Network

The number and density of schools in the Seattle area is convenient for the study of distributed particle showers produced at the top of the atmosphere by ultra-high energy (about $10^{20}$ eV) cosmic rays. We are forming a collaboration for the development of a distributed detector network to study air showers from such ultra-high energy cosmic rays. We call the cosmic ray measurement component WALTA (WAshington Large-area Time-coincidence Array). WALTA aims to provide teachers and students the opportunity to become active participants in forefront scientific projects. A cornerstone of the program will be to install a measurement module at each participating school.

J. G. Cramer; S. R. Elliott; J. F. Wilkerson; R. J. Wilkes; E. Zager

1999-09-15

454

Washington Post: International Special Report:Iraq  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The site provided by the Washington Post offers the latest news, background documents and analysis of the standoff as a whole including several related issues. The current crisis with Iraq began on October 29, 1997 when Iraq declared it would expel American weapons inspectors working with the UN and shoot down American U-2 spy planes flying over the country. On Friday, November 14 American inspectors were told to leave Iraq and the UN pulled out most of the other inspectors as well. Over the weekend, both the US military presence in the region and Iraqi declarations of defiance increased. However, it now seems that progress is being made towards a diplomatic solution, with the US looking to Russia and France to convince Iraq to comply with the UN disarmament resolution.

455

University of Washington Digital Collections: Menus Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you ever wondered what entrees were served onboard the SS Alaska on July 26, 1938, you need wonder no more. This delightful and hunger-inducing collection of menus was created by the staff at the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection project, and it contains over 650 menus from the Puget Sound area, including offerings from such venerable institutions as the Space Needle Restaurant and Ivar's Acres of Clams. Visitors should start things off by watching the short video they have created which offers a quick tour through some menu highlights. After that, browse through the collection by subject, or click one of the thematic collections, such as "Hotel Menus" and "Fifties Menus". Still wondering about those entrees on the good ship SS Alaska? They included Smothered Belgian Hare Southern Style and Coconut Fritters with Custard Sauce.

456

US hydropower resource assessment for Washington  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the undeveloped hydropower potential in the United States. The Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES) is a computer model that was developed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for this purpose. HES measures the undeveloped hydropower resources available in the United States, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a menu-driven program that allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report describes the resource assessment results for the State of Washington.

Conner, A.M.; Francfort, J.E.

1997-07-01

457

The Washington National Cathedral: A Place to Gather Together  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Washington, D.C. is a city widely recognized for its monuments, memorials, and landmarks. Visitors are routinely drawn to the great sites that mark the nation's history such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Memorial, among others. One site that is often overlooked is the…

Groce, Eric; Groce, Robin

2011-01-01

458

Educator Supply and Demand in Washington State. 2004 Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the findings of the third Educator Supply and Demand Research study in the State of Washington. The intent of these Washington studies is to provide data to inform and shape decisions and activities in the following ways: (1) Provide useful information for educational policymakers, including the legislature, the State Board…

Lashway, Larry; Maloney, Rick; Hathaway, Randy; Bryant, B. J.

2005-01-01

459

Washington State Board of Education Strategic Plan, 2010-2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2005, the Washington State Legislature significantly changed the role of the State Board of Education (SBE). While the Board retains some administrative duties, SBE is now mandated to play a broad leadership role in strategic oversight and policy for K-12 education in the state. This paper presents the strategic plan of Washington State Board…

Washington State Board of Education, 2011

2011-01-01

460

LEGISLATING PAIN CARE: HowWashingtonStateBill2876  

E-print Network

LEGISLATING PAIN CARE: HowWashingtonStateBill2876 WillAffectYourPractice Saturday, June 18, 2011 Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine·Office of Continuing Medical Education #12;Legislating Pain Care/commissions who oversee Washington prescribers to develop and adopt rules regarding pain management by June 30

Kaminsky, Werner

461

75 FR 71139 - Land Acquisitions; Puyallup Tribe of Washington  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...with Pierce County Auditor, in Pierce County, Washington. Except...Range 4 East of the W.M., in Pierce County, Washington, lying...Except 62nd Avenue East. PARCEL B: (0420067016, 0720067017...8403080186, filed with the Pierce County Auditor, in Pierce...

2010-11-22

462

10. Photocopy of photograph by Commission of Fine Arts, Washington, ...  

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

10. Photocopy of photograph by Commission of Fine Arts, Washington, DC. Date and photographer unknown. LOWER TERRACE POOL, CASCADE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWS EXEDRA WITH ARMILLARY SPHERE - Meridian Hill Park, Bounded by Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Euclid & W Streets, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

463

University of Washington Student Health Insurance Plan Other Insurance Form  

E-print Network

University of Washington Student Health Insurance Plan Other Insurance Form Name (first name the phone. Aside from your coverage with the University of Washington Student Health Insurance Plan and any health insurance? No Yes If no, please complete Section 2 ONLY and return this form to the above address

Borenstein, Elhanan

464

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Hazardous Materials Environmental Health & Safety  

E-print Network

of specifications for projects in areas with site contamination. Overview Many locations on University of WashingtonUNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Hazardous Materials Environmental Health & Safety Design Guide Site, fuel storage tanks, heating oil tanks, emergency generator tanks, industrial activities and landfills

Wilcock, William

465

Planning & Budgeting Brief http://opb.washington.edu/  

E-print Network

economic growth and assumes slightly higher federal tax rates and spending cuts than those in the November in Washington housing permits and real estate excise tax receipts. Overall, revenue projections for both expects slow economic and job growth in both Washington and the US. 2011-13 (FY12 and FY13) Expected

Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

466

Population Trajectory of Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia) in Eastern Washington  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anecdotal evidence suggests that burrowing owls have declined in Washington. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently conducting a status review for burrowing owls which will help determine whether they should be listed as threatened or endangered in the state. To provide insights into the current status of burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) , we analyzed data from the

Courtney J. Conway; USGS Arizona; Keith L. Pardieck

2006-01-01

467

Population trajectory of burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) in eastern Washington  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Anecdotal evidence suggests that burrowing owls have declined in Washington. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently conducting a status review for burrowing owls which will help determine whether they should be listed as threatened or endangered in the state. To provide insights into the current status of burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia), we analyzed data from the North American Breeding Bird Survey using two analytical approaches to determine their current population trajectory in eastern Washington. We used a one-sample t-test to examine whether trend estimates across all BBS routes in Washington differed from zero. We also used a mixed model analysis to estimate the rate of decline in number of burrowing owls detected between 1968 and 2005. The slope in number of burrowing owls detected was negative for 12 of the 16 BBS routes in Washington that have detected burrowing owls. Numbers of breeding burrowing owls detected in eastern Washington declined at a rate of 1.5% annually. We suggest that all BBS routes that have detected burrowing owls in past years in eastern Washington be surveyed annually and additional surveys conducted to track population trends of burrowing owls at finer spatial scales in eastern Washington. In the meantime, land management and regulatory agencies should ensure that publicly managed areas with breeding burrowing owls are not degraded and should implement education and outreach programs to promote protection of privately owned areas with breeding owls.

Conway, C.J.; Pardieck, K.L.

2006-01-01

468

University of Washington Facilities Services Policy and Procedures  

E-print Network

University of Washington Facilities Services Policy and Procedures SUBJECT: Memorial Trees PURPOSE: Policy on Memorial Tree plantings on the University of Washington grounds The University receives requests for trees to be planted as memorials to individuals or groups associated with the University

Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

469

State of Washington Water Research Center Annual Technical Report  

E-print Network

faculty and the SWWRC. These are in addition to the Director's primary research interests in surface-groundwater: (1) Adaptive Management of Mountain Forests to Prevent Mass Wasting under Climate Change was grantedState of Washington Water Research Center Annual Technical Report FY 2009 State of Washington Water

470

BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON SPATIAL DYNAMICS AND HUMAN IMPACTS DATABASE  

EPA Science Inventory

The Baltimore-Washington Spatial Dynamics and Human Impacts data set is an integrated and flexible temporal urban land characteristics database for the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. The compilation of this data is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Surv...

471

Evaluation of Early Intervention in Washington State: Options and Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes options for study designs to evaluate the effect of early intervention on infants and toddlers, birth to three, with disabilities or developmental delays and their families in Washington state. Information was gathered from extensive literature reviews, a survey of local assessment efforts in Washington, a technical data…

Campbell, Janet; Cawthon, Laurie; Keenan, Trisha; Lyons, Dorothy; Schrager, Laura

472

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY INVESTORS  

E-print Network

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Steven Knapp, President GW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Doug Guthrie, Dean Sok-Hyon Kang, Vice/Communications 2201 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052 (202) 994-6380 www.business.gwu.edu Molly Brauer, Editor Mary

Vertes, Akos

473

The Changing Role of the Principal in Washington State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of changes have been initiated in Washington State public schools in recent years. Policymakers and the public assume that principals have the capacity to lead the implementation of many reforms and regulations while carrying out a variety of responsibilities. This paper presents findings of a survey of Washington State principals to…

Williams, Richard; Portin, Bradley

474

Key Facts about Higher Education in Washington: 2009-10  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First published in 2002, "Key Facts about Higher Education in Washington" provides valuable information on the ways higher education serves the state and its people. The most current data and information available is presented throughout this report to highlight the "Key Facts" about Washington's postsecondary…

Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2010

2010-01-01

475

U.K. MoD Land Open Systems Architecture and coalition interoperability with the U.S.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The UK Land Open System Architecture (LOSA) is an open, service-based architecture for systems integration and interoperability in the land environment. It is being developed in order to deliver coherent and agile force elements at readiness to operations. LOSA affects planning, delivery and force generation, and supports Future Force 2020. This paper will review the objectives of LOSA and the progress made to date; before focusing on an approach to achieve plug-and-play interoperability of ISR assets. This approach has been proposed to the US DoD Coalition Warfare Program Office as a programme to develop a technology solution to achieve the goal of ISR interoperability. The approach leverages the efforts of the UK Land Open System Architecture (LOSA) and the US Terra Harvest (TH) programs. An open architecture approach is used to enable rapid integration and for disparate assets to autonomously operate collaboratively and coherently; assets share situational awareness and cue other assets when a prescribed set of operational conditions are met. The objective of the interoperability programme being to develop a common lexicon and coherent approach to collaborative operation and information release.

Pearson, Gavin; Kolodny, Mike

2013-05-01

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AIR TOXICS CHEMISTRY: LIFETIME AND FATE OF AIR TOXIC COMPOUNDS  

EPA Science Inventory

A full assessment of the impact of the release of air toxic compounds into the atmosphere requires a detailed understanding of their atmospheres lifetimes and fates. The objective of this task is to begin to develop such data for the 33 classes of air toxic compounds identified ...

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Children's Ability to Recognise Toxic and Non-Toxic Fruits  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children's ability to identify common plants is a necessary prerequisite for learning botany. However, recent work has shown that children lack positive attitudes toward plants and are unable to identify them. We examined children's (aged 10-17) ability to discriminate between common toxic and non-toxic plants and their mature fruits presented in…

Fancovicova, Jana; Prokop, Pavol

2011-01-01

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TOXICITY CHARACTERIZATION PROCEDURES FOR ORGANIC TOXICANTS IN BULK SEDIMENTS  

EPA Science Inventory

We have been pursuing development of toxicant characterization, isolation, and identification procedures for organic toxicants that can be applied in the context of 10-d solid-phase sediment tests measuring survival and growth of freshwater in the context of 10-d solid-phase sedi...

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Meeting Washington state educational goals: University of Washington's ECSEL Design TooTM workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a report and discussion of the Design TooTM workshop where K-12 educators engaged in a variety of design-based engineering projects. The intent of this workshop was to explore the role engineering design can play in meeting Washington's state-wide learning goals outlined in the Education Reform Act. We suggest engineering design is one method K-12 educators can employ

Remie L. Calalang; Robin S. Adams; James L. Fridley

1997-01-01

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Rise and fall of endrin usage in Washington state fruit orchards: Effects on wildlife  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A study of the effects of endrin on wildlife was conducted from 1981 to 1983 in fruit orchards in central Washington State. The single post-harvest application of endrin as a rodenticide resulted in both acute and chronic toxicity to a variety of avian species. Of 194 birds found dead, brains of 125 were analysed; endrin toxicosis accounted for >24% of the total and 37% of those analysed. Most mortality occurred soon after application, but several raptors died during the spring and summer. Most wildlife sampled in the orchard system contained residues of endrin. There was no evidence that endrin depressed reproductive success. Use of endrin abruptly declined during this study and its use is currently limited to emergency situations. Wildlife mortality from endrin also decreased; only six endrin-related mortalities were detected the last year of the study and there have been no reports of die-offs since the study ended.

Blus, L.J.; Henny, Charles J.; Grove, Robert A.

1989-01-01

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How toxic is coal ash? A laboratory toxicity case study.  

PubMed

Under a consent agreement among the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and proponents both for and against stricter regulation, EPA is to issue a new coal ash disposal rule by the end of 2014. Laboratory toxicity investigations often yield conservative estimates of toxicity because many standard test species are more sensitive than resident species, thus could provide information useful to the rule-making. However, few laboratory studies of coal ash toxicity are available; most studies reported in the literature are based solely on field investigations. This brief communication describes a broad range of toxicity studies conducted for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston ash spill, results of which help provide additional perspective on the toxicity of coal ash. Integr Environ Assess Manag 2015;11:5-9. © 2014 SETAC. PMID:25348557

Sherrard, Rick M; Carriker, Neil E; Greeley, Mark S

2015-01-01

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Aluminum toxicity and albumin.  

PubMed

During a study of priming solutions for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the intensive care nursery, it was discovered that those solutions using certain brands of 25% albumin contained aluminum levels within the toxic range. When the brand was changed to a brand known to have a lower aluminum (Al) content, a marked drop in priming solution Al levels was measured. The heat exchanger was examined as a possible source of soluble Al. No evidence of elevated Al levels was found in fluids perfusing this heat exchanger when compared with a stainless steel heat exchanger. The Al content of various blood products was evaluated along with various brands of 5% albumin and 25% albumin. PMID:2597561

Kelly, A T; Short, B L; Rains, T C; May, J C; Progar, J J

1989-01-01

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75 FR 41883 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University Pullman, WA  

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...of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University Pullman...possession and control of the Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman...human remains was made by Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University,...

2010-07-19

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77 FR 51563 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA  

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2012-08-24

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78 FR 78379 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA  

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2013-12-26

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75 FR 14463 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA  

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76 FR 9051 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA and...  

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2011-02-16

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76 FR 28076 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA...  

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2011-05-13

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77 FR 23507 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA  

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2012-04-19

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76 FR 28073 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA  

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2011-05-13

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76 FR 73664 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA  

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2011-11-29

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77 FR 4276 - Eastern Washington Cascades Provincial Advisory Committee and the Yakima Provincial Advisory...  

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...Office, 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee, WA. During this meeting information will be shared about Washington State Discover Pass, wolf management in Washington State and Forest Plan Revision update and public response. All Eastern Washington Cascades and...

2012-01-27

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78 FR 39591 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA  

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2013-07-02

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76 FR 14900 - Foreign-Trade Zone 137-Washington Dulles International Airport, VA Area; Application for...  

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2011-03-18

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76 FR 63283 - Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 137 under Alternative Site Framework Washington Dulles...  

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2011-10-12

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76 FR 61666 - Eastern Washington Cascades Provincial Advisory Committee and the Yakima Provincial Advisory...  

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2010-01-13

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