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Columbia-Willamette, Oregon/Washington award winning coalition (Clean Cities award winning coalition alternative fuel information series fact sheet)  

SciTech Connect

In November 1994, the Portland Clean Cities Coalition became the 28th Clean City. And Number 28 took off and quickly picked up speed. By the end of 1999, the group had grown so much that it sought re-designation under a new name, the Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition, to better reflect the much larger geographical area it had come to represent. The coalition now represents two states, encompassing much of southwest Washington and most of Oregon. Several municipal agencies, along with many private companies, are participating in Vancouver, Washington; and in Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon. With this geographical expansion came an increase in stakeholders, and in 1999 the coalition added a record number of 65 stakeholders, including three local transit districts, two utility districts, three cities, two counties, five alternative fuel original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and numerous other local businesses.

Howard, R.

2000-04-27

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

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Profiles in Excellence: Washington State. Using a Statewide Coalition to Transform Teaching through National Board Certification  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1998, Washington State had 51,512 classroom teachers, but only 29 of them were National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). By 2009, the number of NBCTs in Washington had grown to 3,975--5th in the nation in total numbers, and 2nd in the nation in new teachers certifying that year. The state's successful strategy for increasing the number of…

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2010

2010-01-01

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NW Energy Coalition Homepage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-08-20

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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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Reasoning about coalitional games  

Microsoft Academic Search

Article history: We develop, investigate, and compare two logic-based knowledge representation formalisms for reasoning about coalitional games. The main constructs of Coalitional Game Logic (cgl) are expressions for representing the ability of coalitions, which may be combined with expressions for representing the preferences that agents have over outcomes. Modal Coalitional Game Logic (mcgl) is a normal modal logic, in which

Thomas Ågotnes; Wiebe Van Der Hoek; Michael Wooldridge

2009-01-01

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Biedenbach, James M.

2011-01-01

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Toxicity of imidacloprid to Galendromus occidentalis, Neoseiulus fallacis and Amblyseius andersoni (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from hops in Washington State, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The toxicity of systemic and spray formulations of imidacloprid to Galendromus occidentalis Nesbitt, Neoseiulus fallacis Garman and Amblyseius andersoni (Chant) from hop yards in Washington State was evaluated in laboratory bioassays. The field rate of imidacloprid for hop\\u000a aphids (0.13 g a.i. l) was highly toxic (100% mortality) to G.\\u000a occidentalis and N. fallacis but less so (35.6% mortality) to

David G. James

2003-01-01

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Quantified coalition logic  

Microsoft Academic Search

We add a limited but useful form of quantification to Coalition Logic, a popular formalism for reasoning about cooperation\\u000a in game-like multi-agent systems. The basic constructs of Quantified Coalition Logic (QCL) allow us to express such properties as “every coalition satisfying property P can achieve ?” and “there exists a coalition C satisfying property P such that C can achieve

Thomas Ågotnes; Wiebe Van Der Hoek; Michael Wooldridge

2008-01-01

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Stable Coalition Structures with Externalities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues that the sign of external effects of coalition formation provides a useful organizing principle in examining economic coalitions. In many interesting economic games, coalition formation creates either negatie externalities or posi- tie externalities for nonmembers. Examples of negative externalities are research coalitions and customs unions. Examples of positive externalities include output cartels and public goods coalitions. I

Sang-Seung Yi

1997-01-01

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Toxicity of imidacloprid to Galendromus occidentalis, Neoseiulus fallacis and Amblyseius andersoni (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from hops in Washington State, USA.  

PubMed

The toxicity of systemic and spray formulations of imidacloprid to Galendromus occidentalis Nesbitt, Neoseiulus fallacis Garman and Amblyseius andersoni (Chant) from hop yards in Washington State was evaluated in laboratory bioassays. The field rate of imidacloprid for hop aphids (0.13 g a.i. l) was highly toxic (100% mortality) to G. occidentalis and N. fallacis but less so (35.6% mortality) to A. andersoni. Half and quarter rates were also highly toxic to G. occidentalis and N. fallacis (79.5-100% mortality) but again had lower toxicity to A. andersoni (8.2-31.3% mortality). Systemic toxicity (via consumption of spider mite motiles feeding on leaf discs cut from imidacloprid-treated (0.13 g a.i. l) dwarf bean plants) was also high for G. occidentalis (98.3% mortality), as was toxicity from dried residues (93-98% mortality). Residual toxicity to N. fallacis was also high (89% mortality). The significance of these results for biological control of spider mites in hops and other crops is discussed. PMID:14974692

James, David G

2003-01-01

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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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Coalition Structure Generation with Worst Case Guarantees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coalition formation is a key topic in multiagent systems. One may prefer a coalition structure that maximizes the sum of the values of the coalitions, but often the number of coalition structures is too large to allow exhaustive search for the optimal one. Furthermore, finding the optimal coalition structure is NP-complete. But then, can the coalition structure found via a

Tuomas Sandholm; Kate Larson; Martin Andersson; Onn Shehory; Fernando Tohmé

1999-01-01

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Software Agents for Coalition Forces.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The distributed, heterogeneity, and dynamic nature of the coalition context has raised the need for new advanced technologies. These technologies aim at managing the coalition informational infrastructure, in terms of autonomy, adaptability, and scalabili...

P. Labbe W. Mansoor Z. Maamar

2002-01-01

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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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Coalition Formation Among Autonomous Agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coalitions of agents can work more effectively than individual agents in many multi-agent settings. Determining which coalitions should form (i.e., what agents should work together) is a difficult problem that is typically solved by some kind of centralised planner. As the number of agents grows, however, reliance on a central authority becomes increasingly impractical. This paper formalises the coalition formation

Steven P. Ketchpel

1993-01-01

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Lecture notes on Coalitional Games  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forming coalitions is a generic means for cooperation: people, robots, web services, resources, firms can improve their performance by joining forces. The use of coalitions has been successful in domains such as task allocations, sensor networks, and electronic marketplaces. Forming efficient coalitions requires identifying matching synergies between different entities (finding complemen- tary partners, or similar partners, or partners who add

Stéphane Airiau

2009-01-01

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Quantified Coalition Logic  

Microsoft Academic Search

We add a limited but useful form of quantification to Coalition Logic, a popular formalism for rea- soning about cooperation in game-like multi-agent systems. The basic constructs of Quantified Coali- tion Logic (QCL) allow us to express properties as \\

Thomas Ågotnes; Wiebe Van Der Hoek; Michael Wooldridge

2007-01-01

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Future Coalitions at Risk.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Future potential gap between the U.S. and western European countries can still be mitigated and thereby enable future strong, coherent U.S.-led U.S.- western European coalitions. Over the last few years clear signs of tension and disagreement between Unit...

T. A. Brenden

2010-01-01

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International Clean Energy Coalition  

SciTech Connect

In 2003, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and National Energy Technology Laboratories (NETL) collaboratively established the International Clean Energy Coalition (ICEC). The coalition consisting of energy policy-makers, technologists, and financial institutions was designed to assist developing countries in forming and supporting local approaches to greenhouse gas mitigation within the energy sector. ICEC's work focused on capacity building and clean energy deployment in countries that rely heavily on fossil-based electric generation. Under ICEC, the coalition formed a steering committee consisting of NARUC members and held a series of meetings to develop and manage the workplan and define successful outcomes for the projects. ICEC identified India as a target country for their work and completed a country assessment that helped ICEC build a framework for discussion with Indian energy decisionmakers including two follow-on in-country workshops. As of the conclusion of the project in 2010, ICEC had also conducted outreach activities conducted during United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ninth Conference of Parties (COP 9) and COP 10. The broad goal of this project was to develop a coalition of decision-makers, technologists, and financial institutions to assist developing countries in implementing affordable, effective and resource appropriate technology and policy strategies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Project goals were met through international forums, a country assessment, and in-country workshops. This project focused on countries that rely heavily on fossil-based electric generation.

Erin Skootsky; Matt Gardner; Bevan Flansburgh

2010-09-28

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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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The Stability of Hedonic Coalition Structures  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider the stability of coalitions in purely hedonic settings, where aplayer's payoff is completely determined by the identity of other members ofher coalition. We first show conditions that are sufficient for the existence ofcore stable coalition partitions; i.e., partitions of players into coalitions such thatno group of players could benefit by breaking off from their coalitions to formtheir own

Anna Bogomolnaia; Matthew O. Jackson

1998-01-01

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Measuring Coalition Functioning: Refining Constructs through Factor Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Internal and external coalition functioning is an important predictor of coalition success that has been linked to perceived coalition effectiveness, coalition goal achievement, coalition ability to support evidence-based programs, and coalition sustainability. Understanding which aspects of coalition functioning best predict coalition success…

Brown, Louis D.; Feinberg, Mark E.; Greenberg, Mark T.

2012-01-01

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Credible coalitions and the core  

Microsoft Academic Search

A problem with the concept of the core is that it does not explicitly capture the credibility of blocking coalitions. This notion is defined, and the concept of a modified core introduced, consisting of allocations not blocked by any credible coalition. The core and modified core are then shown to be identical. The concept of credibility is thus implicit in

Debraj Ray

1989-01-01

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Coalition of the carpal bones  

SciTech Connect

Eight patients with carpal coalition are recorded in a predominantly white population with an incidence of 0.11%. These most commonly involve the lunate and triquetral, and the capitate and hamate, and less commonly fusion of the trapezium and trapezoid with the scaphoid. One of the patients had an associated symphylangism and another brachydactyly. Other conditions associated with carpal coalition are enumerated.

Carlson, D.H.

1981-11-01

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Management of coalition sensor networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-04-01

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Colorectal Cancer Coalition  

MedlinePLUS

... for late-stage colon cancer research. One Million Strong is a movement harnessing the strength of those ... for example... [read more] Meet the One Million Strong – Wanda C from Washington - Be a part of ...

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Coalition of Essential Schools  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Physics Teacher Education Coalition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by staff members at the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PETC) is a network of institutions committed "to improving the education of future physics and physical science teachers." On the site, visitors can look through the Library area, which contains curricula, help for new teachers, information on teacher preparation, and ten other topics. The Latest Additions area is a great way to learn about what's been added to the site in recent days and weeks. Moving along, the Special Initiatives contains information about programs designed to create a groundswell of support for physics education across the country. Also, visitors can learn about Conferences & Workshops that the PETC sponsors for educators.

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Progress of the Engineering Education Coalitions  

NSF Publications Database

FINDINGS FROM STUDENT FOCUS GROUPS 20 A. Coalition Courses 20 B. Computer-based Instruction 21 C. Student Recruitment and Retention in Coalition Programs 21 D. Design Projects 22 E. Teaming Efforts 23 F. Industry Response 24 G. Students' Overall Coalitions Experience 24 V. FACULTY SURVEY 25 A. Coalition Inputs 25 B. Curriculum and Instructional Delivery 27 C. Student Outcomes 29 D. Outcomes: Faculty and Academic Culture 31 VI. C. Student Recruitment And Retention In Coalition Programs ...

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Coalition Warfare: the Leadership Challenges.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This monograph highlights that effective senior military leadership in coalition operations demands a range of leadership skills that differ from those required when operating within a unilateral military environment where the commander is working to a un...

M. J. Thornhill

2011-01-01

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Business Health Coalitions: An Overview.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Employers in this country are experiencing what they consider to be alarming increases in premiums for employee health benefits. Some companies are turning to employer coalitions in an attempt to contain rapidly rising health care costs. Their goal is to ...

W. D. Helms

1981-01-01

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Optimal Coalition Structure Generation In Partition Function Games  

Microsoft Academic Search

In multi-agent systems (MAS), coalition formation is typically studied using characteristic function game (CFG) repre- sentations, where the performance of any coalition is independent from co-existing coalitions in the system. However, in a number of environments, there are significant externalities from coalition for- mation where the effectiveness of one coalition may be affected by the formation of other distinct coalitions.

Tomasz Michalak; Andrew Dowell; Peter Mcburney; Michael Wooldridge

2008-01-01

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Coalition Warfare Versus France, 1792-1815.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Coalition warfare adds another element of friction to the already unpredictable and chaotic art of war. Tension can develop between coalition members as they are forced to compromise on various ends-ways-means issues. Obtaining consensus on political goal...

M. F. Applegate

1996-01-01

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Dynamic Coalition Formation among Rational Agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dynamic coalition formation (DCF) promises to be well suited for applications of ubiquitous and mobile computing. This article proposes a simulation-based DCF scheme designed to let rational agents form coalitions in dynamic environments.

Matthias Klusch; Andreas Gerber

2002-01-01

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Urban Coalition Encourages Minority Youth to "Say YES" to Math and Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the National Urban Coalition's "Say YES to a Youngster's Future" project that is being tested in public schools in Washington, D.C., and Houston (Texas). This program is an activities-based, early intervention, family learning program in math and science that targets minority students in grades K-six and their parents. (JS)

Anderson, Kamili

1989-01-01

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Coalition building and functioning Mobilizing communities for teen pregnancy prevention: Associations between coalition characteristics and perceived accomplishments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To describe coalition membership, examine associations between coalition processes and short-term coalition outcomes, and assess the relative contribution of key coalition processes to perceived accomplishments in teen pregnancy prevention coalitions. Methods: A self-administered survey was distributed to active members of 21 teen pregnancy prevention coalitions in 13 communities. The overall response rate was 67%, with 471 surveys returned. Process

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

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Core in a Simple Coalition Formation Game  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyze the core of a class of coalition formation game in which every player's payoff depends only on the members of her coalition. We first consider anonymous games and additively separable games. Neither of these strong properties guarantee the existence of a core allocation, even if additional strong properties are imposed. We then introduce two top-coalition properties each of

Suryapratim Banerjee; Hideo Konishi; Tayfun Sönmez

1998-01-01

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Coalition formation in transmission expansion planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study of a decentralized coalition formation scheme in a specific power systems transmission expansion scenario is the purpose of this paper. The authors define first who are the agents in the expansion game and provide a decentralized coalition scheme based on bilateral Shapley values. Finally, they allocate the total costs of expansion amongst the agents, based on the coalition

Javier Contreras; Felix F. Wu

1999-01-01

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The Stability of Hedonic Coalition Structures  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider the partitioning of a society into coalitions in purely hedonic settings, i.e., where each player's payoff is completely determined by the identity of other members of her coalition. We first discuss how hedonic and nonhedonic settings differ and some sufficient conditions for the existence of core stable coalition partitions in hedonic settings. We then focus on a weaker

Anna Bogomolnaia; Matthew O. Jackson

2002-01-01

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On the logic of coalitional games  

Microsoft Academic Search

We develop a logic for representing and reasoning about coalitional games without transferable payoffs. Although a number of logics of cooperation have been proposed over the past decade (notably Coalition Logic (14) and Alternating-time Temporal Logic (1)), these logics focused primarily on the issue of strategic cooperative ability - what states a coalition can effectively enforce - and have tended

Thomas Ågotnes; Wiebe Van Der Hoek; Michael Wooldridge

2006-01-01

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Fragmentation versus stability in bimodal coalitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Competing bimodal coalitions among a group of actors are discussed. First, a model from political sciences is revisited. Most of the model statements are found not to be contained in the model. Second, a new coalition model is built. It accounts for local versus global alignment with respect to the joining of a coalition. The existence of two competing world

Serge Galam

1996-01-01

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Coalition Information Interoperability (Interoperabilite d'informations de coalition).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides a general and high level description of the activities of NATO RTO IST-028/RTG-010, Task Group on Coalition Information Interoperability. The main objectives of the TG were to identify major needs and potential technical solutions to ...

2008-01-01

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The Coalition and the Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The UK's new Coalition Government looks as if it will make the narrow, traditional school curriculum we have now even narrower and more rooted in the past. The Labour government made timid moves to improve the National Curriculum, not least by equipping it with a few general aims, even though these meshed poorly on to intra-subject aims. Michael…

White, John

2010-01-01

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Coalitions Among Computationally Bounded Agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes coalitions among self-interested agents that need to solve combinatorial optimization problems to operate efficiently in the world. By colluding (coordinating 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 computation resources are costly. It is not worthwhile solving the problems

Tuomas W. Sandhlom; Victor R. T Lesser

1997-01-01

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Political Coalitions for Public Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reflects on criticisms most frequently leveled at public schools in America, including that they don't encourage gifted students, generally gear classes toward below average students, and neglect cultural continuity. Suggests that builders of new proschool coalitions must be more than politicians responding to majority pressures. For journal…

Bailey, Steven K.

1981-01-01

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2013-01-01

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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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Building allies coalitions: Why formation matters.  

PubMed

This article describes how formation of the Allies Against Asthma coalitions was influenced by community context, history, leadership, membership, structure, processes, and other factors. Based on member surveys, key informant interviews, and self-assessment tools, results indicate that three coalitions developed from existing coalitions, and four formed in response to funding. The coalitions took an average of 12 months to form and completed 98% of formation tasks. Funding, technical support, and networking among grantees promoted formation. Although cultures, geographies, lead agencies, and years of experience differed, coalitions developed similar structures and processes. Two of three new coalitions took the longest to form, highlighting the need for flexibility and technical assistance when funding new coalitions. PMID:16636153

Butterfoss, Frances D; Lachance, Laurie L; Orians, Carlyn E

2006-04-01

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Anytime Coalition Structure Generation with Worst Case Guarantees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coalition formation is a key topic in multiagent sys- tems. One would prefer a coalition structure that max- imizes the sum of the values of the coalitions, but often the number of coalition structures is too large to allow exhaustive search for the optimal one. But then, can the coalition structure found via a partial search be guaranteed to be

Tuomas Sandholm; Kate Larson; Martin Andersson; Onn Shehory; Fernando Tohme

1998-01-01

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Coalition formation in transmission expansion planning  

SciTech Connect

The study of a decentralized coalition formation scheme in a specific power systems transmission expansion scenario is the purpose of this paper. The authors define first who are the agents in the expansion game and provide a decentralized coalition scheme based on Bilateral Shapley values. Finally, they allocate the total costs of expansion amongst the agents, based on the coalition history, and they compare their method with a centralized scheme.

Contreras, J. [Univ. Pontificia Comillas, Madrid (Spain). Instituto de Investigacion Tecnologica] [Univ. Pontificia Comillas, Madrid (Spain). Instituto de Investigacion Tecnologica; Wu, F.F. [Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering] [Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

1999-08-01

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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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Health care coalitions: continuity and change.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study has been to investigate how coalitions have changed during 1983-1986, to describe the current characteristics of coalitions, and to speculate about their future roles and likely evolution. Several insights emerge from the empirical findings of this study. First, the number of operational health care coalitions has greatly expanded over the last several years to the point where almost every state and metropolitan area of the country has at least one. Second, the service area of most coalitions is generally county-wide, although there has been significant growth in the number of coalitions that serve states. Third, coalitions are expanding their membership composition and including not only business members but also hospitals, physicians, insurance companies, and labor organizations. Fourth, coalitions are becoming more financially secure; most have annual cash budgets, and most rely on dues. Fifth, coalitions are increasingly hiring and using paid professional staff. Last, coalitions are expanding their agendas beyond investigating direct health care costs to examine some of the underlying issues (such as hospital and medical professional liability issues, the financing of uncompensated care, and ethical issues) and are developing programs to address them. For the near future, the extension of recent trends suggests how coalitions will look and function. Further down the road, health care coalitions may evolve into health care public/private policy forums or associations of health benefits managers and/or associations for managed care purchasers. In conclusion, the trends we documented and the projections of the future of coalitions appear to be in keeping with the summary perspective of John T. Dunlop (1987) who indicates: Coalitions provide a continuing forum in which parties become more interested and informed about health care costs, utilization and the problems and operations of the other participants. The discourse encourages a more extensive and informed development and sharing of data. Coalitions reflect and need to recognize the inevitable internal conflicts and interests of the constituent organizations. While some coalitions tend to flounder on internal conflicts and capacity to generate effective leadership; many are fruitfully addressing the hard issues of health care in a community, such as managed care, capitation payments, excess beds and capital requirements, and access to health care by the uninsured. As coalitions mature, beyond discourse and data, they are likely to concentrate on a few of the distinctive problems of their communities and the interaction within the health care environment to address these problems. PMID:10304443

Mullner, R M; Young, G W; Andersen, R M

1988-01-01

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

Cancer.gov

CRCHD SPN Pilot: Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC)  Back to CRCHD Completed Research SPN Project Listing Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) Principal Investigator: Elmer

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Identifying Coalitions: Generating Units of Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maintains that coalitions form as a function of the popularity of an individual and the reciprocation between individuals. An algorithm is introduced, incorporating both popularity and reciprocation components, to generate units of analysis for coalition identification. The algorithm reflects aspects of the whole group and intensity of dyads.…

Norton, Robert W.

1979-01-01

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Coalition Education Policy: Thatcherism's Long Shadow  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Coalition education policy threatens to transform the school system in England. A combination of public spending cuts, and the drive to making all schools Academies, represents a key moment in the restructuring of the education service along neo-liberal lines. This article argues that there is nothing distinctively "new" about Coalition schools…

Stevenson, Howard

2011-01-01

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Coalition Formation in the European Parliament  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyzes coalition formation within the European Parliament (EP) under the cooperation procedure through the analysis of a random sample of 100 roll call votes. The authors find that generally, coalitions form on the basis of ideology, not nationality, although they are able to identify some national groups that occasionally vote against the majority of their party group. More

AMIE KREPPEL; GEORGE TSEBELIS

1999-01-01

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A Framework for Establishing Decentralized Secure Coalitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

A coalition provides a virtual space across a network that allows its members to interact in a transparent man- ner. Coalitions may be formed for a variety of purposes. These range from simple spaces used by individuals to share resources and exchange information, to highly structured environments in which businesses and applications operate and may be governed according to regulation

Hongbin Zhou; Simon N. Foley

2006-01-01

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Coalition Network Defence Common Operational Picture.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A Coalition Network Defence Common Operational Picture (CNet-D COP) has been identified as a future capability to support cyber defence in coalitions. A CNet-D COP is composed of two aspects of information assurance: secure communications for the sharing ...

E. Luiijf J. Lefebvre L. Beaudoin M. Gregoire P. Lagadec

2010-01-01

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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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National Low Income Housing Coalition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2005-01-01

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Clean Cities Coalition and Coordinator's Awards  

SciTech Connect

U. S. DOE Clean Cities Program has awarded its Coalition awards for 2002, and the awards will be presented at the Clean Cities Conference in May 2002. This fact sheets describe the winners and their contributions.

Not Available

2002-05-01

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Clean Cities Coalition and Coordinator Awards 2003  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet recognizes the 2003 Clean Cities Coalition and Coordinator awards winners and their outstanding efforts to promote alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. The recipients will receive their awards at the Clean Cities Conference in Palm Springs, CA.

Not Available

2003-06-01

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Services Based Collaboration/Coalition Networks.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We propose a novel framework and a scalable architecture that can be used for rapid formation of coalitions and to perform collaborative transactions. Our framework combines the traditional theory of organizations with the theory of signaling from telepho...

K. Inivas R. Mikkilineni R. Reddy S. M. Reddy

2002-01-01

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Improving Organisational Effectiveness of Coalition Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Transformation of military operations demands new tools to support the performance of coalition forces in multinational operations. This paper contributes to one of the fundamental objectives of SAS-081/RSY, namely to the objective to share experience fro...

A. Blais E. Bisig S. Seiler T. Hof T. S. Tresch

2010-01-01

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Clean Cities Award Winning Coalition: Denver  

SciTech Connect

The cities of Denver and Boulder comprise the Denver Clean Cities Coalition. They are committed to cleaner fuels, greener fleets, and bluer skies. More than 25 active stakeholders, including local government agencies, utilities, and private organizations, work together to advance alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles in the region. The city of Denver boasts several neighborhood electric vehicles for employees' use around town. The coalition has also sponsored alternative fuel workshops, special events, and has been successful in passing major alternative fuels legislation.

ICF Kaiser

1999-05-19

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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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National Recycling Coalition: Can there be consensus in a coalition?  

SciTech Connect

Since its inception in 1978, the National Recycling Coalition (NRC, Alexandria, Va.) has grown from an all-volunteer operation to an organization with 19 staff members and an operating budget of $2 million. As the organization -- and recycling`s popularity -- have grown over the years, so have the expectations of what it can accomplish. With NRC`s steady evolution and the recycling industry`s increasing complexity, an old question is worth asking again: What precisely is the role of NRC? This question is increasingly difficult to answer in light of shifting political climates and agendas. For instance, when the NRC met last year for its National Recycling Congress and Exposition, recyclers` expectations were running high for passage of national recycling legislation, one of NRC`s top priorities. However, as NRC prepares to meet this month at its 14th Annual Congress and Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., members of NRC`s board of directors seem to be less optimistic about the passage of, or even debate over, federal recycling legislation. Many board members say that the window of opportunity for developing a ``national recycling act`` has been closed for now. In fact, some members say, NRC will need to work hard just to keep recycling on the nation`s political agenda.

Rabasca, L.

1995-09-01

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Military Coalitions are examples of large-scale multi-faceted virtual organizations, which sometimes need to be rapidly created and flexibly changed as circumstances alter. The Coalition Agents eXperiment (CoAX) aims to show that multi-agent systems are a...

D. N. Allsopp E. H. Durfee J. M. Bradshaw M. Kirton P. Beautement

2002-01-01

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Coalition command and control: a Canadian perspective  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Canada has been, and remains, committed to participating in coalition operations to promote peace and stability in the post-Cold War world. However, coalition operations challenge traditional command and control concepts, from both the technological and the human perspectives. In the short term, Canada is working closely with traditional NATO and ABCA allies to ensure that the next generation of automated C2 information systems are able to exchange information effectively through structured messages, gateways and standardized data models. Canada is also conducting R&D, and participating in collaborative experiments, to evolve the next generation of systems to permit richer, more dynamic information sharing, along the lines of the Internet and World Wide Web. However, information technology alone will not solve the problems of coalition operations. Research needs to be undertaken to understand task assignment and information flow among coalition partners at the process or operational level. Research is also required at the human level, where differences between coalition partners in culture, personal values, military expectations, religions, and societal values are proving to be less tractable than differences in message formats and communication protocols.

Charpentier, Robert; Demers, David; Gouin, Denis; McCann, Carol; Nourry, Gerard; Pigeau, Ross; Smith, Donald L.; Vezina, Guy; Walker, Robert S.

1998-08-01

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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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Washington University  

Cancer.gov

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

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45 CFR 1370.4 - State domestic violence coalition grants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-10-01 2009-10-01 false State domestic violence coalition grants. 1370.4 Section 1370.4 Public Welfare ...AND SERVICES PROGRAMS § 1370.4 State domestic violence coalition grants. Each grantee awarded funds under...

2009-10-01

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Coalition Warfare: Considerations for the Air Component Commander.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Political circumstances often dictate that we employ military force as part of a coalition. The youngest military instrument, airpower, has been integrated into coalition forces during several major conflicts of the twentieth century. No historical eviden...

P. C. Hunt

1996-01-01

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45 CFR 1370.4 - State domestic violence coalition grants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false State domestic violence coalition grants. 1370.4 Section 1370.4 Public Welfare ...AND SERVICES PROGRAMS § 1370.4 State domestic violence coalition grants. Each grantee awarded funds under...

2013-10-01

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45 CFR 1370.4 - State domestic violence coalition grants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false State domestic violence coalition grants. 1370.4 Section 1370.4 Public Welfare ...AND SERVICES PROGRAMS § 1370.4 State domestic violence coalition grants. Each grantee awarded funds under...

2010-10-01

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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.

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

2012-01-01

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Advancing coalition theory: the effect of coalition factors on community capacity mediated by member engagement  

PubMed Central

Community coalitions have the potential to enhance a community’s capacity to engage in effective problem solving for a range of community concerns. Although numerous studies have documented correlations between member engagement and coalition processes and structural characteristics, fewer have examined associations between coalition factors and community capacity outcomes. The current study uses data from an evaluation of the California Healthy Cities and Communities program to examine pathways between coalition factors (i.e. membership, processes), member engagement (i.e. participation, satisfaction) and community capacity as hypothesized by the Community Coalition Action Theory (CCAT). Surveys were completed by 231 members of 19 healthy cities and communities coalitions. Multilevel mediation analyses were used to examine possible mediating effects of member engagement on three community capacity indicators: new skills, sense of community and social capital. Results generally supported CCAT. Member engagement mediated the effects of leadership and staffing on community capacity outcomes. Results also showed that member engagement mediated several relationships between process variables (i.e. task focus, cohesion) and community capacity, but several unmediated direct effects were also observed. This suggests that although member engagement does explain some relationships, it alone is not sufficient to explain how coalition processes influence indicators of community capacity.

Kegler, Michelle C.; Swan, Deanne W.

2012-01-01

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Coalition Building for Adult Literacy: Historical and Organizational Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Newman, Anabel P.; Lehman, Bernadette

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Statewide Coalitions and State Systems. Issues in Prevention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

83

Coalition Formation for Large-Scale Electronic Markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coalition formation is a desirable behavior in a multi- agent system, when a group of agents can perform a task more efficiently than any single agent can. Computational and communications complexity of traditional approaches to coalition formation, e.g., through negotiation, make them impractical for large systems. We propose an alternative, physics-motivated mechanism for coalition formation that treats agents as randomly

Kristina Lerman; Onn Shehory

2000-01-01

84

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

85

Planning Requirements for Hierarchical Coalitions in Disaster Relief Domains  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coalitions are organisations whose members combine abilities and knowledge to carry out mutual purposes. Rather than to be composed by a team of equals, coalitions generally require a hierarchical structure of command and control where agents take different and complementary kinds of decisions at each level. This paper presents the development of a hierarchical coalition support system, considering its use

Clauirton Siebra

86

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

87

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shipman, John M., Jr.

88

A software architecture for federating information spaces for coalition operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modern warfare relies on dynamic, coalition operations supported by small, agile teams in time sensitive missions. While each member of a coalition may maintain a local information space supporting the activities of its own teams, coalition members must be able to share information to cooperate effectively in dynamic environments and succeed in their missions. We present an extensible, layered architecture

Gail Mitchell; Joseph Loyall; Jonathan Webb; Matthew Gillen; Andrew Gronosky; Michael Atighetchi; Asher Sinclair

2008-01-01

89

Transactions Costs and Coalition Stability under Majority Rule  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we examine the discrepancy between theoretical predictions of unstable majorities and observed stability. Minimum winning coalitions divide program benefits among their members, creating incentives for those left out to entice defection by offering rewards to those who leave and form a different coalition. New coalitions emerge, leading to cyclical majorities, short-term programs, and highly skewed distributions of

Ronald N. Johnson; Gary D. Libecap

2001-01-01

90

Clean Cities Award Winning Coalition: Greater Philadelphia  

SciTech Connect

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

ICF Kaiser.

1999-05-20

91

Rational instability in the natural coalition forming  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The work aims to investigate a paradigm of instability in coalition forming among countries, using a model inspired from Statistical Physics. The instability is a consequence of decentralized maximization of the individual benefits where contradictory associations into coalitions occur due to independent evolution of pairwise propensity bonds. In contrast to the existing literature we analyze the phenomena within a long horizon rationality of actors. This allows to explore the complex behaviors and phenomena such as instability, infinite cycling and non-optimal stability. Along with the formal implementation, we illustrate the phenomena in a multi-thread simulation created for this aim, and provide analysis of several real cases including the Eurozone.

Vinogradova, Galina; Galam, Serge

2013-12-01

92

Impact of coalition interoperability on PKI  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper examines methods for providing PKI interoperability among units of a coalition of armed forces drawn from different nations. The area in question is tactical identity management, for the purposes of confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation in such a dynamic coalition. The interoperating applications under consideration range from email and other forms of store-and-forward messaging to TLS and IPSEC-protected real-time communications. Six interoperability architectures are examined with advantages and disadvantages of each described in the paper.

Krall, Edward J.

2003-07-01

93

Factors That Contribute to Effective Community Health Promotion Coalitions: A Study of 10 Project ASSIST Coalitions in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify factors that contribute to the effectiveness of community health promotion coalitions. Member survey data from 10 coalitions formed as part of North Carolina Project ASSIST were analyzed at the coalition level to identify factors related to member participation, member satisfaction, quality of the action plan, resource mobilization, and implementation. The results suggest

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

1998-01-01

94

A Noncooperative Theory of Coalitional Bargaining  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors explore a sequential offers model of n-person coalitional bargaining with transferable utility and with time discounting. Their focus is on the efficiency properties of stationary equilibria of strictly superadditive games when the discount factor 'delta' is sufficiently large. It is shown that delay and the formation of inefficient subcoalitions can occur in equilibrium, the latter for some or

Kalyan Chatterjee; Bhaskar Dutta; Debraj Ray; Kunal Sengupta

1993-01-01

95

Coalition formation with uncertain heterogeneous information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coalition formation methods allow agents to join together and are thus necessary in cases where tasks can only be performed cooperatively by groups. This is the case in the Request For Proposal (RFP) domain, where some requester business agent issues an RFP - a complex task comprised of sub-tasks - and several service provider agents need to join together to

Sarit Kraus; Onn Shehory; Gilad Taase

2003-01-01

96

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

97

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (Ceres)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Ceres is a coalition of environmental, investor, and advocacy groups working together to help create a sustainable future. On the site, visitors can find the issues addressed by Ceres: Climate Change, Energy, Water, and Supply Chains. Each section has accompanying reports and podcasts. You can also find out about Ceres Investor and Company Networks, as well as initiatives, awards, and resources.

2008-09-12

98

Physics Teacher Education Coalition Project Synopsis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission of the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) is to improve and promote the education of future physics teachers. This 4-page synopsis provides a description of the key components, initiatives and outcomes of the PhysTEC project. It also details the key project successes and an overview of the supported sites and member institutions.

2012-03-29

99

A Theory of Endogenous Coalition Structures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Consider an environment with widespread externalities, and suppose that binding agreements can be written. We study coalition formation in such a setting. Our analysis proceeds by defining on a partition function an extensive-form bargaining game. We establish the existence of a stationary subgame perfect equilibrium for such a game. Our main results are concerned with the characterization of equilibriumcoalition structures.

Debraj Ray; Rajiv Vohra

1999-01-01

100

Beth Reis and the Safe Schools Coalition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article chronicles the formation and organization of the Safe Schools Coalition (SCC) through the experiences of Beth Reis, co-founder and co-Chair. The article suggests ways in which the SCC can serve as a model for both collective and individual work in promoting safe schools.

Vaught, Sabina E.

2007-01-01

101

On Game Theory and Coalition Formation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The theory of n-person cooperative games presented by von Neumann and Morgenstern is a mathematical theory of coalition behaviour. A fundamental problem posed in game theory is to determine what outcomes are likely to occur if a game is played by rational...

P. P. Shenoy

1977-01-01

102

Federated Security Management for Dynamic Coalitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Smart Firewalls project within the DARPA Dynamic Coalitions program has developed technologies to (i) specify high-level network-wide security policy, (ii) monitor and check network policy compliance from low-level configuration settings of network devices, and (iii) generate new device configurations to bring the system to a policy-compliant state. Our previous demonstration showed a single \\

Sandeep Bhatt; S. Raj Rajagopalan; Prasad Rao

2003-01-01

103

The English Coalition Conference Report: Seven Responses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents seven responses to the 1987 report entitled "The English Coalition Conference: Democracy through Language." Notes that, although the response are critical, the conference achieved a spirit of cooperation that allowed participants from all levels of education to speak with equal authority about conditions affecting English teaching and the…

Denham, Robert D.; And Others

1990-01-01

104

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

105

Washington University  

Cancer.gov

Washington University Medical School's concept of an In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center (ICMIC) envisions a process that will permit the Center to become the focal point for the development of novel in vivo molecular imaging initiatives on campus. This involves further expanding and reinforcing collaborations and enhancing the productivity of multidisciplinary programs in basic cancer cell biology and molecular imaging research.

106

Unbuilt Washington  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

107

Sequential Formation of Coalitions in Games with Externalities and Fixed Payoff Division  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes a sequential game of coalition formation when the division of the coalitional surplus is fixed and the payoffs are defined relative to the whole coalition structure. Gains from cooperation are represented by a valuation which maps coalition structures into payoff vectors. I show that any core stable coalition structure can be attained as a stationary perfect equilibrium

Francis Bloch

1996-01-01

108

Clean Cities Award Winning Coalition: San Diego  

SciTech Connect

Stakeholders in the San Diego coalition have already helped remove about 125 tons of nitrogen oxides and 867 tons of carbon dioxide every year since their inception in 1996. They are proud of their numerous accomplishments, including the San Diego Gas and Electric's installation of a solar chargeport, which can charge up to six electric vehicles simultaneously and at no cost. San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition will also soon be home to the first alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) showroom in the world, as the Regional Transportation Center plans to open during the summer of 2000. The million-dollar facility will display the latest AFV models, rent and demonstrate vehicles, and offer a fueling and service center with public access. An educational center is also part of the plan.

ICF Kaiser.

1999-05-19

109

Arthroscopic treatment of calcaneonavicular coalition in children.  

PubMed

Calcaneonavicular coalition is a common source of pain and more or less severe flat and stiff foot in children. Classically, treatment consists in resecting the coalition using a dorsolateral approach. Good quality resection and interposition can prevent recurrence. The most common complications are infection, hematoma and neuroma. Arthroscopy offers a minimally invasive alternative, but the optimal approach remains undetermined. We describe a surgical technique with an approach based on the anterolateral process of the calcaneus, in three cases with 12 months' follow-up. Arthroscopic resection has certain advantages: recovery is quicker, and the esthetic result is better. For the instrumental portal, skin incision should be superficial, followed by blunt dissection of subcutaneous tissue to avoid superficial peroneal nerve injury. Although longer term follow-up is needed, arthroscopy seems to be an attractive minimally invasive technique in this kind of pathology. PMID:21700521

Knörr, J; Accadbled, F; Abid, A; Darodes, P; Torres, A; Cahuzac, J-P; Sales de Gauzy, J

2011-09-01

110

Industry coalition offers fixes for troubled Superfund  

SciTech Connect

A group of 18 companies from four industrial sectors - including the chemical industry - calling itself the Coalition on Superfund, is weighing in early with its recommendations for fixing the ailing hazardous waste law. Renewal of the law is not scheduled until 1994. However, Congress is planning to hold hearings this year, and the industry coalition wants to make certain that its views on making the law function more effectively, and in a cost efficient and fair manner, are clearly heard and thoroughly understood. Basically, the coalition members believe that the Superfund program acts too slowly in cleaning up sites and that more realistic criteria are needed for deciding what remedies to use at sites. Furthermore, the group cites soaring cleanup costs that are accompanied by no measurable increase in the level of protection to human health or the environment. Since 1981 when the program began, cleanup costa have risen from a couple of million dollars per site to more than $25 million per site today.

Ember, L.

1993-04-19

111

Lessons Learned and Challenges in Building a Filipino Health Coalition  

PubMed Central

In recent years, community-based coalitions have become an effective channel to addressing various health problems within specific ethnic communities. The purpose of this article is twofold: (a) to describe the process involved in building the Kalusugan Coalition (KC), a Filipino American health coalition based in New York City, and (b) to highlight the lessons learned and the challenges from this collaborative venture. The challenges described also offer insights on how the coalition development process can be greatly affected by the partnership with an academic institution on a community-based research project. Because each cultural group has unique issues and concerns, the theoretical framework used by KC offers creative alternatives to address some of the challenges regarding coalition infrastructures, leadership development, unexpected change of coalition dynamics, and cultural nuances.

Aguilar, David E.; Abesamis-Mendoza, Noilyn; Ursua, Rhodora; Divino, Lily Ann M.; Cadag, Kara; Gavin, Nicholas P.

2010-01-01

112

Three years of evaluating community tobacco prevention coalitions: lessons learned.  

PubMed

Though challenging, evaluation is essential for successful coalitions. In three years of annual evaluations of 30 tobacco prevention coalitions, lessons learned involve contracts, people (leaders, board members, oversight staff), and entire coalitions. Contracts should adjust within limits, include all work requirements, promote networking, and link directly to evaluation. Leaders need quarterly meetings and no numbers assigned to their performance. Board members, even youth, must be involved. Program monitors need practical or public health experience to provide encouragement with firmness. Fiscal monitors need financial acuity, fair-mindedness, communication skills, and a firm contract foundation. Program evaluators need people skills, program evaluation experience, and a coalition history. Coalitions improve nonlinearly, with awareness activities diminishing and programmatic activities increasing, so evaluation should evolve also. Oversight agencies are influential, so should restrain from introducing many new requirements and avoid blindsiding leaders. Best evaluations are cooperative, collegial dialogs between evaluator(s) and the entire coalition. PMID:17686689

Reinert, Bonita; Carver, Vivien; Range, Lillian M; Pike, Chris

113

78 FR 53235 - 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom By the President of the United States...called ``the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.'' Demonstrators...was a demonstration for jobs as well as freedom. The coalition that brought about...

2013-08-28

114

75 FR 17872 - High-Cost Universal Service Support, Jurisdictional Separations, and Coalition for Equity in...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Support, Jurisdictional Separations, and Coalition for Equity in Switching Support Petition...petition for reconsideration filed by the Coalition for Equity in Switching Support in the...petition for reconsideration filed by the Coalition for Equity in Switching Support in...

2010-04-08

115

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...No. EL13-57-000] Demand Response Coalition v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C...18 CFR 385.206, the Demand Response Coalition \\1\\ (Complainant) filed a formal...1\\ The Demand Response Coalition includes Comverge, Inc.,...

2013-04-12

116

Washington Week  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Beginning with its first program on February 23, 1967, Washington Week has provided intelligent and provocative roundtable discussion of major news events. Featured on PBS, the public affairs program has seen a number of hosts since its inception, and is currently under the direction of moderator Gwen Ifill, who has been in that position since 1999. The show is broadcast once a week, and addresses such timely topics as national security and the domestic economy. Visitors to the website can view each show in its entirety, and read transcripts of each program as well. Another nice feature of the site is âÂÂChat with GwenâÂÂ, which allows visitors to chat online with Ifill once a month. If visitors are looking for certain video clips, they can also search through the video archive to find commentaries by such distinguished columnists such as David Brooks and Thomas Friedman.

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Coalescing in Cohorts: Building Coalitions in First Nations Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cohorts are commonly formed in Indigenous undergraduate and graduate education programs. In this article, I have examined the notion of coalition building in the context of First Nations graduate cohorts. I interviewed women from a range of cohort experiences, asking--Is intra-group and inter-group coalition building a priority within cohorts?…

van der Wey, Dolores

2007-01-01

118

Coalition releases declaration for healthy and productive oceans  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Coalition releases declaration for healthy and productive oceans A coalition of 13 countries or federal agencies participating in a new Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO) indicated its support for a “Declaration for Healthy and Productive Oceans to Help Reduce Poverty” on 16 June, just prior to the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Showstack, Randy

2012-06-01

119

Coalition Building: Cultivating New Partners for Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Curva, Fely; Mosteller, James

2010-01-01

120

Generating Coalition Structures with Finite Bound from the Optimal Guarantees  

Microsoft Academic Search

The coalition formation process, in which a number of independent, autonomous agents come together to act as a collective, is an important form of interaction in multiagent systems. When effective, such coalitions can improve the performance of the individual agents and\\/or of the system as a whole. However, one of the main problems that hinders the wide spread adoption of

Viet Dung Dang; Nicholas R. Jennings

2004-01-01

121

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

122

The National Coalition for Literacy: Options for the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chisman, Forrest P.

123

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

124

Community How To Guide On Underage Drinking Prevention: Coalition Building.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Coalitions have been used successfully in the United States to tackle a number of seemingly intractable problems. For communities that want to reduce their underage drinking problem, putting together a broad-based coalition can bring substantial dividends. In this guide, readers will learn the steps that bring together a diverse group of people in…

National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives.

125

Algorithms for Transitive Dependence-Based Coalition Formation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coalition formation methods allow autonomous agents to join together in order to act as a coherent group in which they increase their individual gains by collaborating with each other. Although there are some research efforts toward coalition formation in multiagent systems (MAS), such as game theory-based approaches, these methods cannot be easily applied in real-world scenarios. Based on a novel

An Bo; Zhiqi Shen; Chunyan Miao; Daijie Cheng

2007-01-01

126

Social coalitions, political strategies, and German unification, 1990–1993  

Microsoft Academic Search

To explain recent dramatic fluctuations in Chancellor Kohl's reputation as a political leader, a social coalition approach is advanced as an alternative to psychological and structural perspectives. After noting that different social coalitions might have arisen in 1990 in support of alternative conceptions of unification, this article explores the role of policy?making in the genesis of a national bloc. It

David Patton

1993-01-01

127

Engaging the community in coalition efforts to address childhood asthma.  

PubMed

For health improvement efforts to effectively address community needs, community members must be engaged in planning and implementing public health initiatives. For Allies Against Asthma's coalitions, the community included not only the subpopulation of individuals who suffer disproportionately from asthma but also the individuals and institutions that surround them. Through a quantitative self-assessment survey, informal discussion among coalition leadership, and interviews with key informants, data relevant to community engagement identified a number of important ways the Allies coalitions approached community involvement. Respondents' comments made clear that the way the coalitions conduct their work is often as important as what they do. Across coalitions, factors that were identified as important for community involvement included (a) establishing a commitment to community involvement, (b) building trust, (c) making participation feasible and comfortable, (d) responding to community identified needs, (e) providing leadership development opportunities, and (f) building a shared commitment to desired outcomes. PMID:16636156

Peterson, Jane W; Lachance, Laurie L; Butterfoss, Frances D; Houle, Christy R; Nicholas, Elisa A; Gilmore, Lisa A; Lara, Marielena; Friedman, Amy R

2006-04-01

128

Radionuclide bone scanning in subtalar coalitions: differential considerations  

SciTech Connect

The radionuclide bone scan is a noninvasive screening procedure which can help in identifying or confirming subtalar coalitions in patients with foot and/or ankle pain of unknown origin in whom routine plain film studies are inconclusive. Five patients (seven symptomatic feet) with clinical and plain film findings suggesting a subtalar coalition are presented. The radionuclide bone scans in four patients (six feet) with documented subtalar coalitions demonstrated augmented uptake in the subtalar joint in all six feet and a secondary area of augmented concentration in the superior aspect of the talus or talonavicular joint in five feet. The radionuclide bone scan was normal in the one patient who was later proved not to have a coalition. The scans of 100 patients with foot pain of other etiologies were reviewed, and in no instance did the scan demonstrate the combination of subtalar and talus or talonavicular uptake observed in the patients with coalitions.

Goldman, A.B.; Pavlov, H.; Schneider, R.

1982-03-01

129

An Initial Attempt at Operationalizing and Testing the Community Coalition Action Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Community Coalition Action Theory (CCAT) blends practice wisdom with empirical data to explain how community coalitions achieve community change and community capacity outcomes. The current study uses data from an evaluation of 20 "California Healthy Cities" and "Communities" coalitions to test relationships between coalition factors and…

Kegler, Michelle C.; Swan, Deanne W.

2011-01-01

130

A model for leveling coalitions among primate males: toward a theory of egalitarianism  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a simple model of within-group leveling coalitions among male primates. The model assumes that the value of the coalition is the sum of the payoffs of its members, that the individual’s payoff is monotonically decreasing with its rank and that coalitions do not cause rank changes. It predicts that mainly mid- to low rankers engage in leveling coalitions,

Sagar A. Pandit; Carel P. van Schaik

2003-01-01

131

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

132

Coalitional capacities and environmental strategies to prevent underage drinking.  

PubMed

Coalitions are the most common platform for implementing community-level environmental strategies (ES), such as media, policy, or enforcement for substance use prevention. The current study examines the associations between two types of coalition capacity (general and innovation-specific) and ES implementation efforts and outputs within 14 intervention communities over a three-year period. Efforts refer to the amount of energy exerted to implement an ES while outputs refer to the materials produced through these efforts. Quantitative measures of capacity were provided by coalition key informants and expert-raters. Additionally, Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provided proactively to improve the implementation of ES was also examined. Greater general capacity, as rated by a coalition informant, was associated with more ES policy effort. Both expert-rated general and innovation-specific capacity, however, were associated with greater ES outputs. Study results also found that community coalitions that endorsed weaker mobilization, structure and task leadership, (measures of general capacity), utilized more TTA compared to those who perceived their coalition as having greater capacity. Moreover, communities that utilized more TTA resources reported a greater number of successful policy changes. The study supports the need to consider both general and innovation-specific capacity for ES implementation and offers promising preliminary findings regarding the role of TTA for improving coalitions' capacity to facilitate policy change. PMID:22752558

Nargiso, Jessica E; Friend, Karen B; Egan, Crystelle; Florin, Paul; Stevenson, John; Amodei, Brenda; Barovier, Linda

2013-03-01

133

Enthusiam greets establishment of vigorous LPG clean fuels coalition  

SciTech Connect

In a concerted effort to promote the fair consideration of LP-gas as an alternative fuel nationwide, a number of prominent corporations and individuals have established a new group called the LP-Gas Clean Fuels Coalition (Irvine, Calif.). This paper discusses how the coalition will spearhead the industry's efforts to encourage favorable clean-air legislation and regulations through the gathering and dissemination of accurate information from all industry sources. Coalition members believe that LP-gas is not being equitably considered in the current Congressional push to legislate clean alternative fuels.

Not Available

1990-07-01

134

ACS and the Chemistry Teacher Education Coalition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Chemistry plays a pivotal role in STEM education. However, as in physics, there is a considerable shortage of highly qualified high school chemistry teachers in our nation. The American Chemical Society (ACS) and its Society Committee on Education (SOCED) recognize the critical role of the chemistry community in preparing the high school chemistry teachers of tomorrow and are exploring the creation of CTEC (Chemistry Teacher Education Coalition), modeled after the very successful PhysTEC project. What should be the strategic goals, objectives, and activities for CTEC? What are the elements of a successful CTEC project for supporting and improving chemistry teacher education? How can CTEC partner with PhysTEC to further our mutual objectives?

Kirchhoff, Mary; Taylor, Terri

2010-02-24

135

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

136

Support for the Process of Planning Coalition Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The response to international crises typically involves extensive interaction and coordinated activities among multinational coalitions of military and civilian organizations. This interaction is often complicated, however, by cultural differences among c...

J. A. Jensen N. J. Heacox R. J. Smillie R. T. Kelly

2000-01-01

137

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.

138

Modeling Insurgency, Counter-Insurgency, and Coalition Strategies and Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We model insurgency and counter-insurgency (COIN) operations with a large-scale system of differential equations and a dynamically changing coalition network. We use these structures to analyze the components of leadership, promotion, recruitment, financi...

D. C. Arney K. Arney

2012-01-01

139

Strengthening Homeless Families: A Coalition-Building Guide.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this coalition-building guide is to assist shelters and community-based agencies to plan, develop, and implement collaborative services designed to strengthen homeless families and create systemic change within the community. The Guide is i...

1997-01-01

140

Coalitions as a Model for Intersectionality: From Practice to Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This conceptual paper uses the concept of coalition to theorize an alternative to categorical approaches to intersectionality\\u000a based on review of an archive of oral history interviews with feminist activists who engage in coalitional work. Two complementary\\u000a themes were identified: the challenge of defining similarity in order to draw members of diverse groups together, and the\\u000a need to address power

Elizabeth R. Cole

2008-01-01

141

Emergency preparedness and community coalitions: opportunities and challenges.  

PubMed

Being prepared for a natural disaster, infectious disease outbreak or other emergency where many injured or ill people need medical care while maintaining ongoing operations is a significant challenge for local health systems. Emergency preparedness requires coordination of diverse entities at the local, regional and national levels. Given the diversity of stakeholders, fragmentation of local health care systems and limited resources, developing and sustaining broad community coalitions focused on emergency preparedness is difficult. While some stakeholders, such as hospitals and local emergency medical services, consistently work together, other important groups--for example, primary care clinicians and nursing homes--typically do not participate in emergency-preparedness coalitions, according to a new qualitative study of 10 U.S. communities by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC). Challenges to developing and sustaining community coalitions may reflect the structure of preparedness activities, which are typically administered by designated staff in hospitals or large medical practices. There are two general approaches policy makers could consider to broaden participation in emergency-preparedness coalitions: providing incentives for more stakeholders to join existing coalitions or building preparedness into activities providers already are pursuing. Moreover, rather than defining and measuring processes associated with collaboration--such as coalition membership or development of certain planning documents--policy makers might consider defining the outcomes expected of a successful collaboration in the event of a disaster, without regard to the specific form that collaboration takes. PMID:23155550

Carrier, Emily; Yee, Tracy; Cross, Dori; Samuel, Divya

2012-11-01

142

Improving the Organisational Effectiveness of Coalition Operations (Amelioration de l'efficacite structurelle des operations en coalition).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) Panel Task Group (RTG) - 163 titled 'Improving the Organisational Effectiveness of Coalition Operations' was established to identify organisational and cultural factors c...

J. S. Horton Y. Yanakiev

2012-01-01

143

International WomenâÂÂs Health Coalition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2004-01-01

144

A Rainbow Coalition of Lipid Transcriptional Regulators  

PubMed Central

Summary Lipids are essential structural constituents of bacterial cell membranes and walls, and their biosynthetic pathways are stringently regulated at both biochemical and genetic levels. The recent surge of new information about transcriptional regulation of bacterial lipid metabolism is highlighted by two studies in this issue of Molecular Microbiology by Hugo Gramajo's research group, who add two transcription factors to the diverse repertoire of lipid biosynthesis regulators. FasR is a Streptomyces coelicolor transcriptional activator of genes in fatty acid synthesis, which supplies substrates for membrane phospholipid and triglyceride storage droplets. MabR is a regulator in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that functions as a repressor of essential genes in the cell wall mycolic acid biosynthetic pathway. MabR also affects the expression of fas, which encodes the multifunctional fatty acid synthase that supports phospholipid and triglyceride synthesis. Despite belonging to the same protein family, the distinct ligand binding domains of FasR and MabR suggest different ligands may regulate their DNA binding. The characterization of FasR/MabR exemplifies the structural and functional diversity of the rainbow coalition of lipid transcriptional regulators that reflects the diverse life styles of bacteria.

Zhang, Yong-Mei; Rock, Charles O.

2010-01-01

145

Public Health Assessment for Northport Area, Northport. Stevens County, Washington.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1995, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) was petitioned to prepare a public health assessment (PHA) to address reported health concerns in Northport, Washington. The health concerns reported included inflammatory bowel disease...

2004-01-01

146

An Assessment of the Pacific Regional Cancer Coalition: Outcomes and Implications of a Regional Coalition Internal and External Assessment  

PubMed Central

Significance The Pacific Regional Cancer Coalition Signifi(PRCC) provides regional leadership in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) to implement the Regional Comprehensive Control Plan: 2007–2012, and to evaluate its coalition and partnerships. The Pacific Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED), aims to reduce cancer disparities and conducts evaluation activities relevant to cancer prevention and control in the USAPI. Purpose The PRCC Self (internal) and Partner (external) Assessments were conducted to assess coalition functioning, regional and national partnerships, sustainability, and the role of regionalism for integrating all chronic disease prevention and control in the Pacific. Methods Self-administered questionnaires and key informant telephone interviews with PRCC members (N=20), and representatives from regional and national partner organizations were administered (N=26). Validated multi item measures using 5-point scales on coalition and partnership characteristics were used. Chronbach's alphas and averages for the measures were computed. Results Internal coalition measures: satisfaction (4.2, SD=0.48) communication (4.0, SD=0.56), respect (4.0, SD=0.60) were rated more highly than external partnership measures: resource sharing (3.5, SD=0.74), regionalism (3.9, SD=0.47), use of findings (3.9, SD=0.50). The PRCC specifically identified its level of “collaboration” with external partners including Pacific CEED. External partners identified its partnership with the PRCC in the “coalition” stage. Principal Conclusions PRCC members and external partners are satisfied with their partnerships. All groups should continue to focus on building collaboration with partners to reflect a truly regional approach to sustain the commitment, the coalitions and the programming to reduce cancer in the USAPI. PRCC and partners should also work together to integrate all chronic disease prevention and control efforts in the Pacific.

Heckert, Karen A; Buenconsejo-Lum, Lee; Hedson, Johnny; Tamang, Suresh; Palafox, Neal

2011-01-01

147

Endoscopic resection of a talocalcaneal coalition using a posteromedial approach.  

PubMed

Resection is a standard surgical procedure for a talocalcaneal coalition (TCC). A posterior approach is the representative technique for hindfoot endoscopy, and there is only 1 report of endoscopic resection of TCC using this approach. Disadvantages of the posterior approach for TCC are as follows: (1) the indication is limited to posterior-facet coalition, (2) the flexor hallucis longus can be an obstacle in approaching the coalition, (3) the acute insertion angle between the endoscope and instrument reduces operability, and (4) a position change and additional skin incision are essential for conversion to an open procedure. In contrast, a posteromedial approach for TCC with established portals at the entrance and exit of the flexor retinaculum is a useful technique because (1) the indication is allow to middle- and posterior-facet coalitions, (2) increased perfusion pressure allows the creation of sufficient working space, (3) operating the instrument only at the coalition site decreases the risk of tendon injury and neurovascular damage, (4) the obtuse insertion angle between the endoscope and instrument improves operability, and (5) a position change and additional skin incision are unnecessary for conversion to an open procedure. PMID:24749021

Hayashi, Koji; Kumai, Tsukasa; Tanaka, Yasuhito

2014-02-01

148

Coalition Operational Command and Control -- Lessons Learned from the Relief of Peking during the Boxer Rebellion.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1900, the eight most powerful nations in the world formed an international coalition during the Boxer Rebellion to rescue their besieged citizens in Peking. The coalition included troops from Great Britain, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russi...

D. R. Bustamante

2005-01-01

149

Perspectives of Community Partners and Researchers about Factors Impacting Coalition Functioning Over Time  

PubMed Central

This study explores organizational and contextual factors impacting coalition functioning across 15 community-researcher coalitions. A mixed methods approach was administered across three time points to assess factors associated with coalition development.. Results indicate benefits and barriers to members’ participation; importance of a clear vision, mission and goals; clear member roles; and impact of historical collaborative efforts. Current findings specified factors in three primary areas that influenced coalition development and sustainability: relationships, infrastructure and processes, and context/environment.

Doll, Mimi; Harper, Gary W.; Robles-Schrader, Grisel; Johnson, Jason; Bangi, Audrey K.; Velagaleti, Sunaina

2012-01-01

150

The fuzzy core in games with fuzzy coalitions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, the fuzzy core of games with fuzzy coalition is proposed, which can be regarded as the generalization of crisp core. The fuzzy core is based on the assumption that the total worth of a fuzzy coalition will be allocated to the players whose participation rate is larger than zero. The nonempty condition of the fuzzy core is given based on the fuzzy convexity. Three kinds of special fuzzy cores in games with fuzzy coalition are studied, and the explicit fuzzy core represented by the crisp core is also given. Because the fuzzy Shapley value had been proposed as a kind of solution for the fuzzy games, the relationship between fuzzy core and the fuzzy Shapley function is also shown. Surprisingly, the relationship between fuzzy core and the fuzzy Shapley value does coincide, as in the classical case.

Yu, Xiaohui; Zhang, Qiang

2009-08-01

151

Clean cities: Award winning coalition -- Paso del Norte  

SciTech Connect

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

O'Connor, K.

1999-10-25

152

Community Coalitions for Prevention and Health Promotion: Factors Predicting Satisfaction, Participation, and Planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coalitions currently are a popular tool for promoting community-based solutions to health problems, such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) abuse. Private foundations, granting agencies, and other public health organizations assume that participation of community members in health promotion coalitions will increase the likelihood of program success. This article examines whether key characteristics of coalitions are related to effectiveness

Frances Dunn Butterfoss; Robert M. Goodman; Abraham Wandersman

1996-01-01

153

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

154

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

155

The Florida Breastfeeding Promotion Project: A Coalition Effort to Improve Hospital Practices and Policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Florida Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition initiated a breastfeeding promotion project. The Coalition focused on hospital policies because of their impact on breastfeeding success and because of the potential for working with other state efforts directed at pregnant women or new mothers. The Florida Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition developed a three-part program. It consists of model hospital policies

Sharon Breunig; Carol Brady

1992-01-01

156

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

157

Trust dynamics in multi-agent coalition formation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a rigorous treatment of coalition formation based on trust interactions in multi-agent systems. Current literature on trust in multi-agent systems primarily deals with trust models and protocols of interaction in noncooperative scenarios. Here, we use cooperative game theory as the underlying mathematical framework to study the trust dynamics between agents as a result of their trust synergy and trust liability in cooperative coalitions. We rigorously justify the behaviors of agents for different classes of games, and discuss ways to exploit the formal properties of these games for specific applications, such as unmanned cooperative control.

Mikulski, Dariusz G.; Lewis, Frank L.; Gu, Edward Y.; Hudas, Greg R.

2011-05-01

158

Clean Cities Award Winning Coalition: Greater Long Island  

SciTech Connect

This coalition was the culmination a two-year joint effort by Long Island Lighting Company and the Long Island Regional Planning Board. The group's first alternative fuel project was a single fill compressed natural gas station and a converted Chevrolet Caprice. Since then, the coalition has made steady progress in the alternative fuel and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) market. They have over 400 AFVs and 21 fueling stations in their operating area. Thanks to strong partnerships with local public and private organizations, they've also passed some of the most progressive state tax incentive legislation for AFVs in the country.

ICF Kaiser.

1999-05-20

159

Carpal coalition with radioscaphoid synostosis and hypoplastic thumb.  

PubMed

Carpal coalition is an anomaly that is usually discovered as an incidental finding on roentgenograms. The most common site is between the lunate and the triquetrum, though fusion of almost every combination of carpal bones has been reported. Carpal coalition can be isolated but has also been associated with numerous congenital malformation syndromes. In this article, we report the case of a 12-year-old boy with left-sided asymptomatic fusion of the trapezoid and trapezium, fusion of the radius and scaphoid, and hypoplasia of the thumb. PMID:22268019

Loveland, Dustin M; Carmichael, Kelly D

2011-12-01

160

Forming Coalitions in the Face of Uncertain Rewards  

Microsoft Academic Search

When agents are in an environment where they can interact with each other, groups of agents may agree to work together for the benefit of all the members of the group. Finding these coalitions of agents and determining how the joint reward should be divided among them is a difficult problem. This problem is aggravated when the agents have different

Steven P. Ketchpel

1994-01-01

161

Dallas-Fort Worth clean cities: Award winning coalition  

SciTech Connect

Designated a Clean City in 1995, Dallas-Fort Worth now includes 140 coalition members and interested parties who operate more than 5,800 alternative fuel vehicles. Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities is administered by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning organization for the region, which represents hundreds of municipal and local government agencies.

Woodward, S.

2000-04-27

162

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

163

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

164

Coalitions and male-male behavior in Alouatta palliata.  

PubMed

Coalitions influence the establishment and maintenance of social relationships among males in primate species. In this study, we compare the social behavior of males between two groups of Alouatta palliata: a group that was recently taken over by a coalition of two males (Mt), and a group that had a stable composition for at least 9 months (Rh). We predicted that coalition partners would be more cooperative and less competitive than dyads formed by immigrant and long-term resident males, and dyads formed by long-term resident males. Additionally, we predicted that these dyadic trends should be reflected in more competition and less cooperation in the group that was taken over. As predicted, the coalition partners of Mt showed the highest levels of cooperation among all dyads and the second lowest rate of agonism. Cooperation was higher in the group that had a stable composition. Results from this study suggest that the social relationships of male mantled howlers vary as a function of familiarity between males and that in the context of coalitionary takeovers, coalitionary males are highly cooperative. Cooperation is lower in groups recently taken over and competition is more intense, perhaps as a consequence of the process of establishment and reorganization of power relationships within some dyads. In the future, we must determine the frequency of coalitionary takeovers in this population and assess its ultimate consequences for male-male social relationships. PMID:19813071

Dias, Pedro Américo D; Rangel-Negrin, Ariadna; Veà, Joaquim J; Canales-Espinosa, Domingo

2010-01-01

165

Talocalcaneal coalition in a 15 year old female basketball player  

PubMed Central

This case reports an adolescent athlete with activity related chronic bilateral dorsal foot pain and stiffness. A 15 year old competitive female basketball player presented to a chiropractor subsequent to an unsuccessful course of conservative treatment for posterior tibial dysfunction. The patient’s plain films were incorrectly read as normal and a CT scan obtained by the radiologist called the findings bilateral osteoarthritis. The patient was awaiting a referral to a rheumatologist at the time of initial consultation with the chiropractor. Examination revealed limited subtalar mobility and review of the images revealed bilateral non-osseous talocalcaneal coalition. The patient was subsequently directed to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and is scheduled for a resection of the coalition. Primary care practitioners should be aware of this uncommon, but not rare, variable clinical presentation as misdiagnosis and mismanagement could lead to suboptimal patient outcomes. To our knowledge this is the first case report of a patient with tarsal coalition published in chiropractic literature. In addition, this case is the first to report radiographic evidence of chronic mechanical stress to the second metatarsal associated with tarsal coalition.

Schenkel, David; deGraauw, Jennifer; deGraauw, Christopher

2010-01-01

166

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

167

Coalescing for Change: The Coalition for Education That Is Multicultural.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the situational complexity of the "Coalition for Education That Is Multicultural," a teacher development group of continuous inquiry into practice by reflective practitioners interested in resistance and collective social action. Interviews with and observations of female members over six months provide information on vision, leadership,…

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Washburn, Judith

1995-01-01

168

West Virginia's Environmental Council: Birth of a Citizen Coalition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

West Virginia's strong environmental legislation is due to the efforts of the West Virginia Environmental Council. The history of the statewide coalition is presented, as well as organizational aspects that make the council successful, such as loose structure based on consensus, and respect for all the different shades of green comprising the…

Wimmer, Mary J.

1995-01-01

169

Building Multirobot Coalitions Through Automated Task Solution Synthesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a reasoning system that enables a group of heterogeneous robots to form coalitions to accomplish a multirobot task using tightly coupled sensor sharing. Our approach, which we call ASyMTRe, maps environmental sensors and perceptual and motor control schemas to the required flow of information through the multirobot system, automatically reconfiguring the connections of schemas within and across

Lynne E. Parker; Fang Tang

2006-01-01

170

A Coalition Perspective: New Directions for Health Care in Minnesota.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Minnesota Coalition on Health Care Costs favors a restructured, market-oriented health care system with regulatory controls used only as a short-term adjunct and/or long-term leverage as the means to effective cost control. Instead of focusing on the ...

1981-01-01

171

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

172

The Coalition for Plasma Science: Bringing Plasmas to the Public  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Coalition for Plasma Science is a group of institutions, organizations, and companies that have joined forces to increase awareness and understanding of plasma science and its many applications and benefits for society. The CPS undertakes a range of activities to support this goal. Members include national laboratories, universities, industries, and individuals. The CPS maintains a web page (http:\\/\\/www.plasmacoalition.org), and

Lee Berry

2003-01-01

173

Networking in environmental movement organisation coalitions: interest, values or discourse?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Networks of information and resource exchanges between social movement organisations (SMOs) have a dual function. Such networks can support instrumental alliances among very distinct and weakly connected SMOs, but they often support the formation of more tightly-knit social movement and SMO discourse coalitions. What distinguishes an instrumental from amore substantive alliance is the density of networking. The coalescing force in

Monica Di Gregorio

2012-01-01

174

Cast Metals Coalition Technology Transfer and Program Management Final Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gwyn

2009-01-01

175

CORE: A Trust Model for Agent Coalition Formation  

Microsoft Academic Search

CORE, a trust model is proposed trying to solve agent coalition formation problem. The model characterizes an agent's trust from two aspects of competence and reputation. In the paper, the Euclidean distance formula of vector space on competence field is used to measure the extent which an agent fitting for a particular task, and the membership function is used to

Qing-hua Zhou; Chong-jun Wang; Jun-yuan Xie

2009-01-01

176

Reinventing High School: Outcomes of the Coalition Campus Schools Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Documented the birth process for new small schools that developed in a 7-year study of the Coalition Campus Schools Project in New York City. The study of new schools, part of a network of reform-oriented schools in the context of systemwide reform, finds that the five new schools created to replace a failing high school perform better in many…

Darling-Hammond, Linda; Ancess, Jacqueline; Ort, Susanna Wichterle

2002-01-01

177

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-02-01

178

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

179

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

180

Reptiles of Washington  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Moon, Brad.

181

Aquaculture in Washington State,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The simply written and illustrated brochure provides an overview of culture methods used in Washington State by commercial growers of salmon and trout, oysters, clams, mussels, abalone, and nori (an edible seaweed). It also lists associations and agencies...

A. H. Bill T. Y. Nosho

1988-01-01

182

Defense Telecommunications Service, Washington.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Defense Telecommunications Service, Washington, provides telecommunications equipment, facilities, and services, including support for command, control, communications, and intelligence organizations for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Militar...

1996-01-01

183

Giardiasis in Washington State.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ex...

F. Frost L. Harter B. Plan K. Fukutaki B. Holman

1982-01-01

184

Northwest Washington State  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Portions of northwest Washington State (48.0N, 122.5) can be seen in this view as well as portions of British Columbia, Canada. The snow covered Cascade Mountains are on the eastern side of the scene. Vancouver Island is visible in the northeast corner of the photo. The strait of Juan de Fuca separates Vancouver Islannd from the northwest corner of Washington. Seattle is near the center and the snow covered Olympic Mountains are to the east.

1973-01-01

185

Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences (CELS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences (CELS) is "a national coalition of professional societies in the biological sciences that have joined together in an effort to improve undergraduate education in the life sciences." To that end, the CELS site serves as a wonderful central resource for undergraduate science education information. The site's four main sections include: Educational Activities Links (a list of links to dozens of undergraduate education resources); Educational Organizations (select web sites of "the leading national organizations and professional societies"); Bio 101 Framework (an issues-based framework for introductory biology curricula), and CELS Monograph, a new section that highlights a CELS report entitled "Professional Biological Societies as Communities of and for Faculty Scholars: Opportunities and Challenges." The report includes essays, showcases and "an Issues-Based Framework for Bio 101."

186

Automated English-Korean Translation for Enhanced Coalition Communications  

Microsoft Academic Search

??This article describes our progress on automated, two-way English-Korean translation of text and speech for enhanced military coalition communications. Our goal is to improve multilingual communications by producing accurate translations across a number of languages. Therefore, we have chosen an interlingua-based approach to machine translation that readily extends to multiple languages. In this approach, a natural-language-understanding system transforms the input

Clifford J. Weinstein; Young-Suk Lee; Stephanie Seneff; Dinesh R. Tummala; Beth Carlson; John T. Lynch; Jung-Taik Hwang; Linda C. Kukolich

1997-01-01

187

A Noncooperative Coalitional Bargaining Game with Random Proposers  

Microsoft Academic Search

We extend the Ståhl\\/Rubinstein's alternating-offer model ton-person coalitional bargaining. The key feature of the model is the random selection of proposers at every round. No delay of agreement occurs in equilibrium for a super-additive game, in contrast to the fixed-order model of Chatterjeeet al. (Rev. Econ. Stud.60, 1993, 463–477). When the discount factor of future payoffs is sufficiently high, the

Akira Okada

1996-01-01

188

Towards Semantic Interoperability in Agent-based Coalition Command Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Coalition Agents Experiment (CoAX) is an international collaboration carried out under the auspices of DARPA's Control of Agent-Based Systems (CoABS) programme. The overall aim of CoAX is to demonstrate how an agent-enabled infrastructure, based upon the CoABS Grid, can enhance interoperability between heterogeneous components, including actual military systems, in a realistic scenario. The scenario is based on a peace-enforcement

David N. Allsopp; Patrick Beautement; John Carson; Michael Kirton

2001-01-01

189

Technology spillovers and stability of international climate coalitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cooperation in international environmental agreements appears difficult to attain because of strong free-rider incentives.\\u000a This paper explores how different technology spillover mechanisms among regions can influence the incentives to join and stabilise\\u000a an international agreement. We use an applied modelling framework (STACO) that enables us to investigate the stability of\\u000a partial climate coalitions. Several theories on the impact of technology

Miyuki Nagashima; Rob Dellink

2008-01-01

190

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

191

Community coalitions to control chronic disease: Allies against asthma as a model and case study.  

PubMed

There is a rich and extensive literature regarding coalitions as vehicles for amassing resources, influence, and energy in pursuit of a health goal. Despite insufficient empirical data regarding outcome, a number of observers have posited the aspects of coalition processes thought to lead to goal attainment. The supplement, which this article is part of, is devoted to an examination of how these elements fitted together (or did not) in the seven areas across the United States where Allies coalitions devoted themselves to achieving asthma control. The aim of this article is to present the theoretical bases for the work of the coalitions. It illustrates and emphasizes how the community context influenced coalition development, how membership was involved in and assessed coalition processes and structures, and the community-wide actions that were instituted and the capacities they were trying to strengthen. PMID:16636152

Clark, Noreen M; Doctor, Linda Jo; Friedman, Amy R; Lachance, Laurie L; Houle, Christy R; Geng, Xin; Grisso, Jeane Ann

2006-04-01

192

Salt Lake Clean Cities Coalition: Outstanding coalition director: Beverly Miller (Clean Cities alternative fuel information series fact sheet)  

SciTech Connect

The Salt Lake metropolitan area faces some interesting economic and environmental challenges. It ranks eighth in the nation in population growth, so managing its increasing numbers without spoiling the beauty of its high mountain valley may seem to be a contradiction in goals. In addition, the 2002 Winter Olympics will attract almost 2 million visitors during February, when Salt Lake's unusual topography encourages its highest levels of air pollution. The Clean Cities Coalition is working with the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee to find clean vehicles to transport visitors to and from the various Olympic venues. A major goal of the Coalition is to keep as many AFVs as possible in Utah after the Olympics.

Woodward, S.

2000-04-26

193

An incidental talonavicular coalition in a diabetic patient: a podiatric perspective.  

PubMed

A tarsal coalition is a pathological union of two or more tarsal bones. The authors present an incidental finding of a unilateral talonavicular (TN) coalition that was overlooked in a 57-year-old diabetic female with signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. This case highlights the clinical implications and important teaching points in recognising a TN coalition. This is particularly relevant for new, upcoming clinicians who may have never been exposed to this diagnostic rarity during clinical training. PMID:24827664

Shtofmakher, Garry; Rozenstrauch, Adam; Cohen, Randy

2014-01-01

194

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Flitney, Adrian P.; Greentree, Andrew D.

2007-02-01

195

State of Washington Department of Ecology criteria pollutants and toxic air pollutants phase 1 notice of construction for the Hanford site spent nuclear fuel project - hot conditioning system annex, project W-484  

Microsoft Academic Search

This notice of construction (NOC) provides information regarding the source and the air toxic and criteria pollutants resulting from operation of the Hot: Conditioning System Annex (HCSA). Additional details on emissions generated by the operation of the HCSA will be, discussed again in the Phase 11 NOC. This Phase I NOC is defined as, constructing the substructure, including but not

Turnbaugh

1996-01-01

196

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

197

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.

198

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

199

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...

200

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, ...

2013-04-18

201

Washington on board  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

President Clinton has tapped Warren Washington, a climate circulation and climate system modeler with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., to be one of six new members of the National Science Board. The Senate must still approve the nominations of the 24-member board, which oversees the National Science Foundation and serve 6-year terms.

202

The Washington Notebook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to enhance participation in the Close-Up Program's week of study in Washington, D.C. for secondary students, the materials on political processes and issues provided in this student handbook can be useful in secondary level social studies, political science, and current events courses. The booklet is arranged into three sections. Section…

Delaney, Mary Kay; And Others

203

Clean Cities Award Winning Coalition: Salt Lake City  

SciTech Connect

Since its designation as a national Clean City in 1994, Salt Lake Clean Cities has put more than 2,600 alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) on community streets. The 82 business, nonprofit, and government agencies that comprise the coalition are all dedicated to cleaning the air by reducing vehicle exhaust. Salt Lake Clean Cities has the third largest compressed natural gas and propane-refueling infrastructure in the country, with 98 locations available. They sponsor an annual ''Spring Soiree'' to increase public awareness about the program and educate the public about the benefits of alternative fuel and AFVs.

ICF Kaiser

1999-05-20

204

Clean Cities Award Winning Coalition: Salt Lake City  

SciTech Connect

Since its designation as a national Clean City in 1994, Salt Lake Clean Cities has put more than 2,600 alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) on community streets. The 82 business, nonprofit, and government agencies that comprise the coalition are all dedicated to cleaning the air by reducing vehicle exhaust. Salt Lake Clean Cities has the third largest compressed natural gas and propane-refueling infrastructure in the country, with 98 locations available. They sponsor an annual Spring Soiree to increase public awareness about the program and educate the public about the benefits of alternative fuel and AFVs.

ICF Kaiser.

1999-05-20

205

Reasons for the Success of the Sixth Coalition Against Napoleon in 1813.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study investigates the reasons for the success of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon in 1813. Four critical principles emerge from U.S. joint doctrine that provide a means to examine coalition warfare: national goals, unity of effort, strategic pla...

J. T. Kuehn

1997-01-01

206

Benefits and Challenges in Building a Community Youth Development Coalition. REACH Issue Brief Series. Number One  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How can the field of youth development move from being an assortment of valuable but often disconnected programs to become a coordinated system or sector with greater policy relevance? One strategy for working toward this goal involves building a community youth development coalition. Successful coalitions can take various forms, but most are…

Campbell, David; Erbstein, Nancy

2010-01-01

207

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Onn Shehory; Sarit Kraus

1996-01-01

208

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Glider, Peggy

2010-01-01

209

Optimal spectrum planning and management with Coalition Joint Spectrum Management Planning Tool (CJSMPT)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The coalition joint spectrum management planning tool (CJSMPT) has been designated as Spiral I of the global electromagnetic spectrum information system (GEMSIS) program, which is intended to provide next-generation capabilities for integrated spectrum operations across the entire Department of Defense, in addition to interoperability with federal, state, and local government spectrum agencies and coalition forces. This paper describes the use

Randy Poe; Raymond Shaw; Harris Zebrowitz; William Kline; William Heisey; Frank Loso; Yoram Levy

2008-01-01

210

Special Interest Group Coalitions: Ethical Standards for Broad-Based Support Efforts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines case studies of coalitions formed by a for-profit corporation, a trade association, and a foreign government. Finds: coalitions perform an important role when representing public interest; media play a role as watchdogs but do not always rise to responsibility; and the public relations profession bears the brunt of public and media…

Bodensteiner, Carol A.

1997-01-01

211

A Qualitative Examination of the Implementation of a Community-Academic Coalition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many recent grant initiatives have mandated coalition building as a key component of their health promotion efforts. Health service leaders are increasingly representing their organizations on coalitions and need to better understand the complexities involved in their creation and management. In this paper we focus on the implementation of a…

Boydell, Katherine M.; Volpe, Tiziana

2004-01-01

212

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Honeycutt, Todd C.; Strong, Debra A.

2012-01-01

213

Linking NCW and Coalition Interoperability: Understanding the Role of Context, Identity and Expectations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rise of NCW as a concept of operations has been accompanied by a significant reshaping of the natu re and tasking of the ADF. In particular the link between effective implementation of NCW and coalition interoperability is now becoming apparent. To achie ve coalition interoperability the ADF will have to ensure not only technological but organisational and social pa

G. Hazel; DSTO Fern Hill

214

Teachers Talk about Coalition Reforms at Their Schools. The School Ethnography Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides an overview of the main reasons why secondary teachers supported their schools' efforts at educational reform through membership in the Coalition of Essential Schools. The Coalition is a grassroots reform movement focused on improving classroom teaching and learning and helping students to use their minds well. Researchers…

Muncey, Donna E.; McQuillan, Patrick J.

215

Reform and Resistance in Schools and Classrooms. An Ethnographic View of the Coalition of Essential Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Coalition of Essential Schools is a school reform movement based on nine principles formulated by Theodore R. Sizer on the basis of several years of research in secondary schools with the goal of creating thoughtful students who will become thoughtful adults. Coalition schools, which numbered 120 in 1992, represent a cross section of American…

Muncey, Donna E.; McQuillan, Patrick J.

216

Readiness, Functioning, and Perceived Effectiveness in Community Prevention Coalitions: A Study of Communities That Care  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examined whether community readiness, prevention knowledge, coalition functioning, and barriers are linked to perceived effectiveness of community prevention coalitions. Interviews were conducted with 203 key leaders in Communities That Care (CTC) prevention boards in 21 Pennsylvania communities. Community-level means for the reliable self-report measures were utilized separately and in combination with research staff ratings, state technical assistant staff

Mark E. Feinberg; Mark T. Greenberg; D. Wayne Osgood

2004-01-01

217

Evaluating Community Coalitions for Prevention of Substance Abuse: The Case of Project Freedom  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the United States alone, there are more than 2,000 community coalitions to address local concerns about abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. This article describes an evaluation system used to examine the process, outcome, and impact of coalitions for the prevention of substance abuse. The evaluation addresses five key questions: (a) Was the community mobilized to address substance

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

1997-01-01

218

31 CFR 576.511 - Property controlled by the military forces of the United States and their coalition partners in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...forces of the United States and their coalition partners in Iraq. 576.511 Section...forces of the United States and their coalition partners in Iraq. The prohibition...forces of the United States and their coalition partners present in Iraq and...

2013-07-01

219

31 CFR 576.207 - Exemption for property controlled by the military forces of the United States and their coalition...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...forces of the United States and their coalition partners in Iraq. 576.207 Section...forces of the United States and their coalition partners in Iraq. The prohibitions...forces of the United States and their coalition partners present in Iraq and acting...

2013-07-01

220

The core of a game with a continuum of players and finite coalitions: The model and some results  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we develop a new model of a cooperative game with a continuum of players. In our model, only finite coalitions — ones containing only finite numbers of players — are permitted to form. Outcomes of cooperative behavior are attainable by partitions of the players into finite coalitions. This is appropriate in view of our restrictions on coalition

Mamoru Kaneko; Myrna Holtz Wooders

1986-01-01

221

Conceptual models to guide best practices in organization and development of State Action Coalitions.  

PubMed

The RWJF/AARP National Campaign for Action established a goal of establishing Action Coalitions in every state by 2012. Last year, a small Steering Committee formed in Nebraska and used two conceptual models to guide the organization and development of its Action Coalition. The purpose of this article is to present the Internal Coalition Outcome Hierarchy (ICOH) model that guided development of partnership and coalition building. The second model, Determining Program Feasibility, provided a framework for data collection and analysis to identify the opportunities and challenges for strategic program planning to accomplish identified key priorities for Nebraska. A discussion of the models' applications is included and offered as best practices for others seeking to form partnership/coalitions and establish action plans and priorities. PMID:22921306

Cramer, Mary E; Lazure, Linda; Morris, Kathy J; Valerio, Marilyn; Morris, Rosanna

2013-01-01

222

Biological Testing of Solid Phase and Suspended Phase Dredged Material from Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Sediments from nine sites in Blair and Sitcum Waterways, Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington, were tested for potential acute chemical toxicity using chinook salmon smolts, Pacific oyster larvae, and phoxocephalid amphipods. Survival of salmon smolts was...

K. B. Pierson B. D. Ross C. L. Melby S. D. Brewer R. E. Nakatani

1983-01-01

223

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

224

Chemical Contaminants in Marine Mammals from Washington State.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of this study were to report the results of recent analyses of environmental toxicants in Washington marine mammals and evaluate the evidence for pollutant-related effects in marine mammals. In the last eight years, samples of close to 100 ...

J. Calambokidis J. Peard G. H. Steiger J. C. Cubbage R. L. DeLong

1984-01-01

225

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

226

Washington Post Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Washington Post has an online version on the Web. The site includes the full text of the daily edition, plus news from the 50 states, a daily congressional calendar, and over 1000 pages of links to news, reference and Web sites for over 200 countries around the world. Features include movie reviews, book reviews (along with selected first chapters of books), links to over fifteen online comic strips, and sports features. A searchable archive of the previous two weeks papers is available and, in the near future, an archive from 1986 to the present will be available. There are also several chat rooms on various subjects ranging from business to local Washington, DC issues. While the Post is well known for its international and national coverage, the online version is also very strong with respect to local area news.

1996-01-01

227

Libby South Fire, Washington  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

2002-01-01

228

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.

Suits, Julie M.; Oliver, Gretchen D.

2012-01-01

229

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

230

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

231

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

232

Coalition Warfare Program Management Plan. Nominations for Fiscal Years 2013-2014.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To address the need for interoperability the Department of Defense established the Coalition Warfare Program (CWP) program element (0603923D8Z) under the authority of the Office of the Under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and logistics (...

2011-01-01

233

Coalition Operations with the Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper discusses the continued development and operation of coalition networks in support of U.S. Pacific Command's initiative to provide classified, permanent network service for bilateral and multilateral communities of interest for combined and coa...

B. Carter D. Harlor

2004-01-01

234

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the Coalition for Quality and Patient Safety of Chicagoland (CQPS...AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of...

2012-07-20

235

Will the Force XXI Revolution in Military Logistics Support Coalition Operations in 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The President's National Security Strategy emphasizes coalition operations to secure basic U.S. national goals, protect and promote U.S. interests, and create preferred international conditions. The U.S. Army is currently undergoing a revolution in milita...

A. R. Cunningham

2000-01-01

236

Connections Between von Foerster Coalition Growth Model and Tsallis q-Exponential  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper will show the direct connections between q-Malthusian growth model, i.e. the classical exponential growth model generalized in Tsallis statistics, and the coalition growth model introduced by von Foerster in 1960. As it will turn out, the equations that have been taken into account when the coalition model was introduced, are closely related to the equations that describe the non-extensive generalization of entropy.

Strza?ka, D.

2009-01-01

237

E-consumers' search and emerging structure of B-to-C coalitions  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed an agent-based computational model, extension of an analytical model1 that studies the structure of coalitions of B-to-C web sites, when Internet buyers incur search costs for finding the good that matches their preferences, and coalitions of sites reduce this cost through specialized search engines. This multi-agent model consists of heterogeneous, bounded rational agents: sites and web users,

Jacques Laye; Charis Lina; Herve Tanguy

2006-01-01

238

Smoke-free coalition cohesiveness in rural tobacco-growing communities.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-06-01

239

Explaining the formation of minimal coalitions: Anti-system parties and anti-pact rules  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent theoretical arguments hold that the institutional setting of a political system influences coalition formation. Empirical analyses that confront these hypotheses have,however,been slow to emerge.We provide a first test of the relation between coalition formation and one element within this institutional setting: the existence of commitments not to join forces with certain 'pariah' parties (i.e., anti-pact rules). Specifically, we study

BENNY GEYS; BRUNO HEYNDELS; JAN VERMEIR

2006-01-01

240

State of Washington Department of Ecology criteria pollutants and toxic air pollutants phase 1 notice of construction for the Hanford site spent nuclear fuel project - hot conditioning system annex, project W-484  

SciTech Connect

This notice of construction (NOC) provides information regarding the source and the air toxic and criteria pollutants resulting from operation of the Hot: Conditioning System Annex (HCSA). Additional details on emissions generated by the operation of the HCSA will be, discussed again in the Phase 11 NOC. This Phase I NOC is defined as, constructing the substructure, including but not limited to pouring the concrete for the floor; construction of the process pits and `exterior walls; making necessary interface connections to the Canister Storage Building (CSB) ventilation and utility systems for personnel comfort; and extending the multi-canister overpack (MCO) handling machine rails into the HCSA. A Phase 11 NOC, will be submitted for approval prior to installing and is defined as the completion of the HCSA, which will consist of installation of the Hot Conditioning System Equipment (HCSE), air emissions control equipment and emissions monitoring equipment. About 80 percent of the !U.S. Department of Energy`s spent nuclear fuel (SNF) inventory is stored under water in the Hanford Site K Basins; spent nuclear fuel in the K West Basin is contained in closed canisters, while the SNF in the K East Basin is contained in open canisters, which allow free release of corrosion products to the K Basin water. Storage in the K Basins was `originally intended to be on an as-needed basis to sustain operation of the N Reactor while the Plutonium-Uranium Extraction (PUREX) Plant was refurbished and restarted. The decision in December 1992 to deactivate the PUREX Plant left approximately 2,300 MT (2,530 tons) of N Reactor SNF in the K Basins with no means for near-term removal and processing.

Turnbaugh, J.E.

1996-08-15

241

Early Learning in Washington State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

About 80,000 children enter kindergarten in Washington each year, and many lack basic language and behavioral skills--such as knowing letters and colors, following directions, getting along with others, and exhibiting impulse-control. In 2006, based on the recommendation of the Washington Learns Commission, Governor Christine Gregoire created the…

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2011

2011-01-01

242

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-08-01

243

The Coalition for Plasma Science: Bringing Plasmas to the Public  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Coalition for Plasma Science is a group of institutions, organizations, and companies that have joined forces to increase awareness and understanding of plasma science and its many applications and benefits for society. The CPS undertakes a range of activities to support this goal. Members include national laboratories, universities, industries, and individuals. The CPS maintains a web page (http://www.plasmacoalition.org), and has developed several types of plasma-related publications. The web page includes a compilation of evaluated plasma web sites. The evaluations were conducted by teachers and based on national teaching standards. The web site also contains copies of CPS publications including the brochure ''Plasmas are Everywhere.'' Thousands of these brochures are distributed each year, and a poster version is now available. Another publication is the ''About Plasmas'' series. Each of these two-page papers (which is written for a general audience) is about a specific plasma-related topic, such as lighting, fusion, space plasmas and plasma decontamination of biological hazards. Papers on other topics are under development. The CPS also organizes educational luncheon/seminars for Members of Congress and their staff. The most recent seminar was given by David Newman on January 28th of this year and was his ''state of the universe'' address. A second seminar is planned this year on the topic of semiconductor manufacturing. Activities under discussion include a topical science fair award for a project on plasmas and the development of a broad, history-based educational web site.

Berry, Lee

2003-10-01

244

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.

245

Public Health Assessment for National Zinc Company, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, Region 6. CERCLIS No. OKD000829440.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The proposed National Zinc Company (NZC) National Priorities List (NPL) Site is located in the City of Bartlesville in Washington and Osage Counties, Oklahoma. Based on the available information, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR...

1995-01-01

246

Washington Post Weather  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1997-01-01

247

Ross Hazardous and Toxic Materials Handling Facility: Environmental assessment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) owns a 200-acre facility in Washington State known as the Ross Complex. Activities at the Ross Complex routinely involve handling toxic substances such as oil-filled electrical equipment containing polychlorinated...

1992-01-01

248

Fog Climatology at Spokane, Washington.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Fog climatology at Spokane, Washington is established to aid in the preparation of terminal aviation forecasts. Two software applications correlate specific surface weather to fog for parameters five winters of hourly surface observations. The programs on...

P. Frisbie

1995-01-01

249

Washington State gasoline prices study  

SciTech Connect

In spring 1990, responding to strong public and private concern over gasoline supplies and pricing policies, the Washington Legislature commissioned the Washington State Energy Office (WSEO) to study this issue. The responsible committee-the Legislative Transportation Committee asked WSEO to clearly explain why gasoline prices differ from city to city in the state of Washington. This report summarizes the conclusions of a 1 year investigation. To support this investigation, WSEO collected data from 51 cities throughout the state of Washington, representing 750 gasoline stations, 10 refiners, and 131 gasoline wholesalers. To try to explain city-to-city and region-to-region differences, we collected information prices, volumes sold, suppliers, on-site convenience stores, cash discounts, whether a station was independently owned or oil company owned, and a host of other factors. About 150 factors were sought to assist in the analysis.

Anderson, M.; Lagerberg, B.; Byers, D.

1991-07-01

250

Agent based modeling of risk sensitivity and decision making on coalitions  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

An agent based model system provides simulation of the influence of environmental variables and tendencies in individual and social decision making relating to the formation of coalitions and ethnic groups. The system is based on improved understandings of human decision making under risk, and incorporates recent theoretical developments and computational tools. The system gives analysts the ability to predict the development of coalitions and ethnic groups, as well as the ability to manage the behavior of individuals in such groups. The model results provide confidence intervals for various possible scenarios in a mix of agents' decision rules and distribution of environmental resources. Applications include management of ethnic groups and violent conditions in unstable nations, the tracking of terrorist organizations, development of coalitions and oligopolies in business, and the modeling and interdiction of criminal organizations.

2011-11-15

251

Where's the Faith in Faith-Based Organizations? Measures and Correlates of Religiosity in Faith-Based Social Service Coalitions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organizational religiosity is analyzed with data from a national survey of faith-based social service coalitions (N = 656). Twenty-one items related to religious practices within these organizations result in three distinct factors: service religiosity, staff religiosity and organizational religiosity scales. Self-defined faith-based coalitions

Ebaugh, Helen Rose Fuchs; Saltzman, Janet; Pipes, Paula F.

2006-01-01

252

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

253

Evaluating the effects of a community coalition's efforts to reduce illegal sales of alcohol and tobacco products to minors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Minors' access to alcohol and tobacco is a major public health concern because of the many deaths and disabilities associated with use and the ease with which minors purchase these products. We evaluated the effects of a community-based substance abuse coalition's efforts to reduce alcohol and tobacco products to minors. The intervention —implemented entirely by coalition members—consisted of adults and

Rhonda K. Lewis; Adrienne Paine-Andrews; Stephen B. Fawcett; Vincent T. Francisco; Kimber P. Richter; Barbara Copple; James E. Copple

1996-01-01

254

Implementing the ACHIEVE Model to Prevent and Reduce Chronic Disease in Rural Klickitat County, Washington  

PubMed Central

Background In the United States, 133 million people live with 1 or more chronic diseases, which contribute to 7 of 10 deaths annually. To prevent and reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) provided technical assistance and funding to 33 local health departments in Washington State, including the Klickitat County Health Department (KCHD), to implement the Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and Environmental Change (ACHIEVE) model. Community Context Klickitat County residents experience higher rates of obesity and overweight than people living in urban areas in the state. KCHD applied the ACHIEVE model to accomplish 2 objectives: 1) to engage the community in community health assessment, action plan development for chronic disease prevention, and implementation of the plan and 2) to work with targeted sectors to promote worksite wellness and to establish community gardens and bicycling and walking trails. Methods KCHD convened and spearheaded the Healthy People Alliance (HPA) to complete a community assessment, develop a community action plan, implement the plan, and evaluate the plan’s success. Outcomes KCHD, working with HPA, accomplished all 5 phases of the ACHIEVE model, expanded a multisector community coalition, developed Little Klickitat River Trail and 3 community gardens, and created and promoted a worksite wellness toolkit. Interpretation Assistance and training that NACCHO provided through ACHIEVE helped the KCHD engage nontraditional community partners and establish and sustain a community coalition.

Miller, Katie; Silva, Sandra; Anderson, Lori

2013-01-01

255

Coalition of DNA polymorphisms of ApoB and ApoAI genes is related with coronary artery disease in Kazaks  

PubMed Central

Objective To explore the relationship between polymorphisms of XbaI and MspI loci of apolipoprotein B (ApoB) gene and -75 bp, +83 bp loci of apolipoprotein AI (ApoAI) gene and coronary heart disease (CHD) in Kazaks of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. Methods These loci were analyzed by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-PFLP). Two hundred and five patients with CHD and two hundred and thirty six controls were involved. Results There were significant distinctions among low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), triglyceride (TG) and the ApoAI/ApoB ratio between the two groups, but no significant distinction among the polymorphism frequencies of the four sites between the two groups. The polymorphism coalition frequency of X??/Ms++/M1+?/M2++ (named Coalition 11) was significantly higher in CHD compared to the control group (14.6% vs. 7.2%, P < 0.05). The level of total cholesterol (TC) in Coalition 11 was significantly higher and the level of the ApoAI/ApoB ratio in Coalition 11 was significantly lower than Coalition 1?10 in CHD patients. The level of the ApoAI/ApoB ratio of Coalition 11 was significantly lower than the Coalition 1?10 in control group. The levels of ApoAI/ApoB ratio of Coalition 3 were significantly higher compared to Coalition 11 in the two groups, respectively. The level of LDL-C of Coalition 3 was significantly lower than in the Coalition 11 in control group. The level of TC of Coalition 5 was significantly higher than Coalition 3 in the CHD group. The level of the ApoAI/ApoB ratio of Coalition 5 was significantly lower than in Coalition 3 or Coalition 1?10 of the two groups, respectively. The level of LDL-C of Coalition 5 was significantly higher than in Coalition 3 in control group. The ratio of ApoAI/ApoB was negatively related to TC, LDL-C and was positively related to HDL-C, both in CHD and control groups. Conclusion Coalition 11 of the 4 loci polymorphisms of the ApoB and ApoAI genes was correlated with CHD in Kazaks, and perhaps the ratio of ApoAI/ApoB was the most diagnostic parameter related with CHD among all lipid parameters. CHD may also be associated with Coalition 5, and, perhaps, Coalition 3 may have been confirmed as a protection factor against CHD, if more samples were enrolled.

Huang, Gang; Zhong, Hua; Re, He-Man; Mao, Hong-Wei; Niu, Qiang; Chi, Ye-Hong

2012-01-01

256

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

257

Sufficient Correctness and Homeostasis in Open Resource Coalitions: How Much Can You Trust Your Software System?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Widespread use of the Internet enables a new class of soft- ware architectures: dynamically formed, task-specific, coa- litions of distributed autonomous resources. The resources may be information, calculation, communication, control, or services. Unlike traditional software systems, which are at least nominally under control of the developer, these coalitions are formed from independently managed net- work-based resources, and the creator of

Mary Shaw

2000-01-01

258

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

259

The Social Coalition Character of the Democratic and Republican Precinct Cadres in Detroit, 1956-1984  

Microsoft Academic Search

Political parties are alliances of socio-economic interest groups. One cannot understand party organizational dynamics in any community without identifying the critical coalitional subgroups of the organization, assessing their relative strengths, and analyzing their ideologies and behaviors. This is a position we elaborated long ago in our 1956 Detroit study of the Republican and Democratic hierarchies (Eldersveld 1964). The effectiveness of

Samuel J. Eldersveld

1986-01-01

260

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.

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

2012-01-01

261

A Comprehensive Response to the Coalition: How Should We Approach Current Government Policies on Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article the author offers a few interim thoughts on how those of us campaigning for a comprehensive future should think about, and publicly respond to, the education policies of the current Coalition government and the new direction of the Labour Party. (Contains 1 note.)

Benn, Melissa

2010-01-01

262

Community-Based Coalitions' Capacity for Sustainable Action: The Role of Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given both the importance and difficulty of promoting community-based public health coalitions, their capacity for sustainable action merits systematic examination. The current study addresses this need, focusing specifically on the "relational" dimension of capacity, that is, how relationships both among members and with external actors affect…

Wells, Rebecca; Ford, Eric W.; McClure, Jennifer A.; Holt, Michelle L.; Ward, Ann

2007-01-01

263

Building Collaborative Capacity in Community Coalitions: A Review and Integrative Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the results of a qualitative analysis of 80 articles, chapters, and practitioners' guides focused on collaboration and coalition functioning. The purpose of this review was to develop an integrative framework that captures the core competencies and processes needed within collaborative bodies to facilitate their success. The resulting framework for building collaborative capacity is presented. Four critical levels

Pennie G. Foster-Fishman; Shelby L. Berkowitz; David W. Lounsbury; Stephanie Jacobson; Nicole A. Allen

2001-01-01

264

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

265

Member and Affiliate Contact Directory. Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory is designed to assist local action groups (existing local alliances; science mathematics, and technology teachers; superintendents, principals, and supervisors; guidance counselors and resource specialists; and university and college professors) in making contact with the local structure of the Triangle Coalition for Science and…

Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education, College Park, MD.

266

Blue-Green Coalitions: Fighting for Safe Workplaces and Healthy Communities  

Microsoft Academic Search

[Excerpt] My goal in this book is to examine the formation of labor-environmental alliances that focus on health issues. Health concerns are increasingly a common ground on which blue-green coalitions are developing across the United States. Activists from both movements often see health issues through different lenses, which lends a particular slant to how they approach potential solutions for reducing

Brian Mayer

2009-01-01

267

Building and Maintaining an Effective Campus-Wide Coalition for Suicide Prevention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preventing suicide is a commonly shared priority among college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and family members. Coalitions are popular health promotion mechanisms for solving community-wide problems and are valuable in campus-wide suicide prevention efforts. This article provides an example of an effective suicide prevention…

Kaslow, Nadine J.; Garcia-Williams, Amanda; Moffitt, Lauren; McLeod, Mark; Zesiger, Heather; Ammirati, Rachel; Berg, John P.; McIntosh, Belinda J.

2012-01-01

268

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

269

USAWC (US Army War College) Military Studies Program Paper. Factors Affecting Success in Coalition Command.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Factors affecting success in coalition or combined command were obtained by conducting historical research into the problems of three senior US general officers in World War II. The command problems of Generals Mark Clark, Jacob L. Devers, and Joseph W. S...

R. W. Anderschat

1986-01-01

270

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

271

Task Allocation via Self-Organizing Swarm Coalitions in Distributed Mobile Sensor Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a task allocation scheme via self- organizing swarm coalitions for distributed mobile sen- sor network coverage. Our approach uses the concepts of ant behavior to self-regulate the regional distributions of sensors in proportion to that of the moving targets to be tracked in a non-stationary environment. As a re- sult, the adverse effects of task interference between

Kian Hsiang Low; Wee Kheng Leow; Marcelo H. Ang

2004-01-01

272

More of the Same? New Labour, the Coalition and Education: Markets, Localism and Social Justice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper seeks to draw out the continuities and ruptures in current English education policy. In particular it considers the relationship between Coalition policy rhetoric and that of the Labour Party. Although the paper is concerned with the British and more specifically English context, it examines a range of questions that move beyond that…

Avis, James

2011-01-01

273

The National Coalition for Equality in Learning: Improving Conditions in Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the progress and problems educators in the National Coalition for Equality in Learning (NCEL), a grassroots effort for improving student learning, are experiencing as they improve school conditions so that unsuccessful and underachieving students become productive learners. The NCEL's goals and efforts in resolving the problem of…

Sinclair, Robert L.

1996-01-01

274

Evaluation and Community Prevention Coalitions: Validation of an Integrated Web-Based/Technical Assistance Consultant Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community coalitions (CCs) have labored with some difficulty to demonstrate empirical evidence of effectiveness in preventing a wide range of adolescent problem behaviors. Training and technical assistance (TA) have been identified as important elements in promoting improved functioning of CCs. A reliable, valid, and inexpensive method to assess…

Feinberg, Mark E.; Gomez, Brendan J.; Puddy, Richard W.; Greenberg, Mark T.

2008-01-01

275

Combating Terrorism: Increased Oversight and Accountability Needed Over Pakistan Reimbursement Claims for Coalition Support Funds.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States has reimbursed Pakistan, a key ally in the global war on terror, about $5.56 billion in Coalition Support Funds (CSF) for its efforts to combat terrorism along its border with Afghanistan. The Department of Defense (Defense) provides CSF...

2008-01-01

276

Building a Learning City: Developing School and Community Coalitions in Oklahoma City  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative case study focuses on a district and community relations plan developed in Oklahoma City Public Schools. This article provides a description of the proposal regarding MAPS for KIDS (Metropolitan Area Projects for Keep Improving District Schools) in Oklahoma City from 1998 through November 2001, and it explores the coalitions that…

Garn, Gregg

2005-01-01

277

Purchase-Bidding Strategies of an Energy Coalition With Demand-Response Capabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The implementation of demand-response programs (DRP) has gained interest as a means to alleviate energy consumption during peak-hours. Two explanations account for the success of such programs which involve both utilities and electricity consumers, with the latter often organized into coalitions: the system operator meets its goal of reducing the load peak; simultaneously, electricity consumers achieve economic benefits when reducing

Daniele Menniti; Ferdinando Costanzo; Nadia Scordino; Nicola Sorrentino

2009-01-01

278

Principles at Work. Measuring the Success of the Coalition of Essential Schools. 1999-2000 Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brochure provides an overview of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES). CES is a growing network of over 1,200 schools and 20 regional support centers that promotes higher student achievement. The CES arose out of "The Study of American High Schools," led by Theodore R. Sizer, and began with 12 schools in 1984. Today, CES membership…

Coalition of Essential Schools, Providence, RI.

279

"Change Takes Time:" A Look at the Growth and Development of the Coalition of Essential Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines school reform efforts by reviewing the origin and development of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES). Discusses findings from the school ethnography project study, characteristics of schools that continued with restructuring efforts, and student attitudes about reforms made by CES participating schools. (CFR)

McQuillan, Patrick J.; Muncey, Donna E.

1994-01-01

280

Preliminary Findings from a Five-Year Study of the Coalition of Essential Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes findings of a five-year study of eight schools participating in the Coalition of Essential Schools/Education of the States Re:Learning project. Most schools appeared to lack consensus about the need for fundamental changes in school structure or teaching practices; changes began slowly, with individual or small-group efforts that…

Muncey, Donna E.; McQuillan, Patrick J.

1993-01-01

281

SUCCEED (Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education) Annual Report: Year 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the annual report for Year 6 of the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED). It features an Executive Summary, a response to recommendations of prior review teams, a description of major accomplishments, future plans, an evaluation, and reports on dissemination, industrial…

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

282

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

283

SUCCEED (Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education) Strategic Plan, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document outlines the strategic plan developed in 1998 by the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED). The organizational structure, overall goals and milestones, and core strategies of the SUCCEED Project are described. Focus Team strategic plans for faculty development, outcomes assessment, student…

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

284

SUCCEED (Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education) Annual Report, Year 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the annual report for Year 7 of the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED). It features an Executive Summary, a response to recommendations of prior review teams, a description of major accomplishments, future plans, an evaluation, and reports on dissemination, industrial…

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

285

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

286

SUCCEED (Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education) Strategic Plan, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document outlines the strategic plan developed in 1999 by the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED). The organizational structure, overall goals and milestones, and core strategies of the SUCCEED Project are described. This plan overviews faculty development, outcomes assessment, student…

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

287

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

288

How crude: Advocacy coalitions, offshore oil, and the self-negating belief  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) offers a promising approach for the study of policy change, other social science perspectives – specifically including human ecology – point to competing expectations. The ACF proposes that external perturbations are a necessary precondition for policy change; by contrast, work in human ecology draws attention to the potential for autogenic succession– cases where people

William R. Freudenburg; ROBERT GRAMLING

2002-01-01

289

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

290

NATO MSG048 Coalition Battle Management Initial Demonstration Lessons Learned and Way Forward  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NATO Modeling and Simulation Group Technical Activity 48 (MSG-048) was chartered in 2006 to investigate the potential of a Coalition Battle Management Language for multinational and NATO interoperation of command and control systems with modeling and simulation. In its May, 2007 meeting, MSG-048 decided to undertake as its first technical project a multinational demonstration, using the US Joint Battle

J. Mark Pullen; Scott Carey; Ulrich Schade; Ole Martin Mevassvik; Sergio Galan; Lieutenant Sabas González Godoy; Spanish Army; Michael Powers

2008-01-01

291

‘The language of shirkers and scroungers?’ Talking about illness, disability and coalition welfare reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following establishment of the Conservative?Liberal Democrat coalition, welfare benefits and those who receive them have become of increased significance, with the government and the media alike lamenting the amount of people receiving benefits and what could, and indeed should, be done about it. With a recent White Paper outlining a new Universal Credit, an integrated working age credit that will

Kayleigh Garthwaite

2011-01-01

292

A model for evaluating the activities of a coalition-based policy action group: the case of Hermosa Vida.  

PubMed

Scholars and clinicians are increasingly recognizing the complexity of social contexts of health and the need for multifunctioning approaches to health care problems including community- and policy-level strategies. Barriers to change in health care policy can sometimes be attributed to the actions of advocacy coalitions who operate from a limited view of "policy change." Advocates have a tendency to pressure stakeholders to mandate laws as a final resolution of a movement, often leading to failure or, worse, stigmatizing of issues. A more inclusive focus on health policy change as an ongoing process increases the efficacy of advocacy and outcomes measurement. This article presents a tool for policy action that coalition members developed through the implementation of a 3-year grant to improve the safety net for preventing childhood obesity. Scholars and policy makers developed the Policy Coalition Evaluation Tool with the intent to create a model to guide and measure efforts and outcomes of a local community-based policy coalition. The authors suggest using community-based participatory research approaches for developing a coalition-specific Policy Coalition Evaluation Tool to increase the effectiveness of advocacy groups and the documentation of coalition activities over time. PMID:23132841

Hardy, Lisa Jane; Wertheim, Peter; Bohan, Kyle; Quezada, Julio Cesar; Henley, Eric

2013-07-01

293

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri  

Cancer.gov

The primary goal for the Washington University NTR Research Center is to provide and validate a multimodal imaging platform as a novel real-time clinical imaging tool for sentinel lymph node mapping and axillary staging. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has become the standard method of axillary staging for patients with breast cancer and clinically negative axillae.

294

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.

295

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

296

Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative, an accountability system implemented in 2005-06 that measures students' gains in college readiness, college credits earned, and degree or certificate completion. The goal of the initiative is to increase educational attainment by focusing on the critical momentum points…

Pettitt, Maureen; Prince, David

2010-01-01

297

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

298

SEATTLE AIR TOXICS MONITORING PILOT PROJECT  

EPA Science Inventory

Since January, 2000, the Washington Department of Ecology has been monitoring for air toxics at two sites in Seattle, Beacon Hill and Georgetown. The Beacon Hill site is in an area of high population density that reflects conditions in a "typical" urban residential neighborhood a...

299

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

300

Social Studies for Washington Students and Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1995-01-01

301

Standards and Accountability in Washington State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hill, Paul Thomas; Lake, Robin J.

2002-01-01

302

BENEFICIAL ARTHROPODS IN WASHINGTON HOP YARDS: SCREENING THE IMPACT OF PESTICIDES ON SURVIVAL AND FUNCTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Full, half and quarter field rates of fourteen miticides, sixteen insecticides and fifteen fungicides were bioassayed in the laboratory for toxicity to adult females of three species of predatory mites (Galendromus occidentalis, Neoseiulus fallacis, Amblyseius andersoni: Phytoseiidae), important in the development of IPM and biological control in Washington hops. Eight miticides, seven insecticides and two fungicides (full and half

David G. James

303

Southwest Washington Coastal Erosion Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

304

Tsunami Preparedness in Washington (video)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Loeffler, Kurt; Gesell, Justine, editors/cinematographers

2010-01-01

305

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

306

Services Integration: The Evaluation of the Service Integration Project of the Human Resources Planning Coalition of Greater Duluth, Inc.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is a study to determine the effectiveness of the Human Resources Planning Coalition in meeting the services integration goals. It describes a conceptual framework, evaluates HRPC's attempt to integrate service and generally describes HRPC's act...

W. A. Fleishman

1973-01-01

307

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

PubMed Central

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

Allgaier, Joachim

2012-01-01

308

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

PubMed

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

Allgaier, Joachim

2012-04-01

309

Talocalcaneal Coalition in Muenke Syndrome: Report of a patient, review of the literature in FGFR-related craniosynostoses, and consideration of mechanism  

PubMed Central

Muenke syndrome is an autosomal dominant craniosynostosis syndrome resulting from a defining point mutation in the FGFR3 gene. Muenke syndrome is characterized by coronal craniosynostosis (bilateral more often than unilateral), hearing loss, developmental delay and carpal and/or tarsal bone coalition. Tarsal coalition is a distinct feature of Muenke syndrome and has been reported since the initial description of the disorder in the 1990s. Although talocalcaneal coalition is the most common tarsal coalition in the general population, it has never been previously been reported in a patient with Muenke syndrome. We present a 7-year-old female patient with Muenke syndrome and symptomatic talocalcaneal coalition. She presented at the age of 7 with limping, tenderness and pain in her right foot following a fall and strain of her right foot. She was treated with ibuprofen, shoe inserts, a CAM walker boot and stretching exercises without much improvement in symptoms. A Computed Tomography (CT) scan revealed bilateral talocalcaneal coalitions involving the middle facet. She underwent resection of the talocalcaneal coalitions, remaining pain-free postoperatively with an improvement in her range of motion, gait and mobility. This report expands the phenotype of tarsal coalition in Muenke syndrome to include talocalcaneal coalition. A literature review revealed a high incidence of tarsal coalition in all FGFR related craniosynostosis syndromes when compared to the general population, a difference that is statistically significant. The most common articulation involved in all syndromic craniosynostoses associated with FGFR mutations is the calcaneocuboid articulation.

Agochukwu, Nneamaka B.; Solomon, Benjamin D.; Benson, Laurel J.; Muenke, Maximilian

2012-01-01

310

George Washington: A National Treasure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

When people think of George Washington, they frequently think of the very famous portrait of the man himself painted by Gilbert Stuart. Visitors to this site will get a chance to explore every angle of that painting on this site, along with puzzles, quizzes, and historical features that offer insight into Washington's life and times. The site was created by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, with generous support from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Visitors should start their exploration by clicking on the "Explore the Portrait" link. Here they can take in the portrait through three vantage points: the symbolic, the biographic, and the artistic. It's a fantastic and multifaceted portrait of, well, a portrait, and it's worth several visits. Moving on, "The Patriot Papers" area of the site contains several fun activities, including a tile game, and a feature titled "CROSS-ing the Delaware". Finally, this section also contains some fun articles that answer timely questions like "What were George Washington's teeth really made of?"

311

Chemistry Teacher Education Coalition: Extending the PhysTEC Model to Chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Kirchhoff, Mary

2012-02-01

312

Complete bony coalition of the talus and navicular: decades of discomfort  

PubMed Central

Tarsal coalition is a congenital disturbance of hindfoot development. Talonavicular coalition is among the rarest forms of aberrant bony union of the tarsus. It frequently occurs bilaterally and in association with a number of skeletal deformities. Some patients are asymptomatic and the anomaly is discovered incidentally on plain radiographs. For others, a troublesome bony prominence will be the principle complaint and in a small proportion of patients marked foot and ankle pain with activity will prove debilitating. The authors describe the case of a 54-year-old male with bilateral foot pain spanning for nearly two decades. Symptom onset was insidious and at the time of presentation, he was limited to 10–15 min of mobilisation on flat ground.

Bryson, David; Uzoigwe, Chika Edward; Bhagat, Shaishav B; Menon, Dipen K

2011-01-01

313

Contract Enforceability and Economic Institutions in Early Trade: the Maghribi Traders' Coalition  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an economic institution which enabled eleventh-century traders to benefit from employing overseas agents despite the commitment problem inherent in these relations. Agency relations were governed by a coalition--an economic institution in which expectations, implicit contractual relations, and a specific information-transmission mechanism supported the operation of a reputation mechanism. Historical records and a simple game-theoretical model are used

Avner Greif

1993-01-01

314

A Knowledge-Based Tool for Planning of Military Operations: the Coalition Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Use of knowledge-based planning tools can help alleviate the challenges of planning a military operation in a coalition environment. We explore these challenges and potential contributions of knowledge-based tools using as an example the CADET system, a knowledge-based tool capable of producing automatically (or with human guidance) battle plans with realistic degree of detail and complexity. In ongoing experiments, it

Alexander Kott; Ray Budd

2002-01-01

315

On the Difficulty of Coalition-Resistance in Group Signature Schemes (II)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report continues a discussion begun in the LCIS-98-17B report. As for the Ateniese-Tsudik schemes, we show that both the ID-based and self-certified public keys based group signature schemes proposed by Tseng and Jan (1998\\/1999) are not coalition-resistant: two colluding group members c an produce untraceable group signatures. Indexing terms: Digital signatures, Group signatures

Marc Joye

1998-01-01

316

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2007-06-01

317

San Francisco Hep B Free: A Grassroots Community Coalition to Prevent Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chronic hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer and the largest health disparity between Asian\\/Pacific Islanders\\u000a (APIs) and the general US population. The Hep B Free model was launched to eliminate hepatitis B infection by increasing hepatitis\\u000a B awareness, testing, vaccination, and treatment among APIs by building a broad, community-wide coalition. The San Francisco\\u000a Hep B Free campaign

Meredith B. BaileyRita; Rita Shiau; Janet Zola; Susan E. Fernyak; Ted Fang; Samuel K. S. So; Ellen T. Chang

318

The role of coalitions in drug policy. Some theoretical and observational considerations.  

PubMed

Democratically organised societies have to find ways how to proceed when in need of a reformulation of strategies in face of new societal and technological developments, especially in dealing with controversial preferences and interests. The area of drug policy change presents an excellent example for discussing the problem and the process of coalition building for finding acceptable answers to new challenges. Modern sociological theory has developed concepts and tools for a description and analysis of such processes. Some concrete case studies from Swiss cities are available as a basis for advanced discussion of theoretical concepts. The observational description of the coalition building in the city of Zurich helps to illustrate the inherent elements, problems and outcomes; a more detailed process analysis focuses on the initial phases and further development of the various formal and informal coalitions, introducing the importance of shared objectives for action and the need for concerted activities. A clear policy concept and a consistent action plan were not available at first, but they proved to be an important step in the consolidation of what was a non-systematic beginning. What started at local level and led to a new national policy was not so much a continued clash between two ideologies - harm reduction versus strict prohibition -, but was the beginning of a new thinking about how the various policy elements could successfully work together in the pursuit of a shared concrete objective. These observations may be considered in further theory development and policy considerations. PMID:21814706

Uchtenhagen, Ambros

2011-01-01

319

Policy and System Change and Community Coalitions: Outcomes From Allies Against Asthma  

PubMed Central

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 1477 parents of children with asthma in coalition target areas and comparison areas at baseline and 1 year to assess quality-of-life and symptom changes. An extensive tracking and documentation procedure and a survey of 284 participating individuals and organizations were used to ascertain policy and system changes and community engagement levels. Results. A total of 89 policy and system changes were achieved, ranging from changes in interinstitutional and intrainstitutional practices to statewide legislation. Allies children experienced fewer daytime (P = .008) and nighttime (P = .004) asthma symptoms than comparison children. In addition, Allies parents felt less helpless, frightened, and angry (P = .01) about their child's asthma. Type of community engagement was associated with number of policy and system changes. Conclusions. Community coalitions can successfully achieve asthma policy and system changes and improve health outcomes. Increased core and ongoing community stakeholder participation rather than a higher overall number of participants was associated with more change.

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

2010-01-01

320

Coalition contract management as a systems change strategy for HIV prevention.  

PubMed

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) 2010 provided a unique opportunity for minority community-based organizations (CBOs) to work together to eliminate disparities in HIV disease. A coalition was formed in Broward County to respond to the REACH 2010 program announcement, a university was chosen to coordinate efforts, and contracts were negotiated with CBO partners to develop, implement, and evaluate a community action plan. Contract management provided stability, focus, and a mechanism for coalition partners to measure progress toward achieving project objectives. By emphasizing documentation as well as the delivery of services, however, contract conditions also placed a heavy burden on educational outreach workers, restricted the reimbursable activities of member organizations, and created friction between minority agencies and university staff. Although the coalition met many of its objectives, the introduction and enforcement of a mutually agreed on set of rules and obligations as a way of promoting systems change in Broward County failed to make a lasting impact among community partners. CBOs continued to compete with one another for HIV prevention project funding and stopped collaborating as closely with another when federal support for our REACH 2010 community demonstration project ran out. PMID:19861702

Darrow, William W; Montanea, Julie E; Sánchez-Braña, Elizabeth

2010-11-01

321

GLACIER PEAK ROADLESS AREA, WASHINGTON.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A mineral survey outlined areas of mineral-resource potential in the Glacier Peak Roadless Area, Washington. Substantiated resource potential for base and precious metals has been identified in four mining districts included in whole or in part within the boundary of the roadless area. Several million tons of demonstrated base- and precious-metal resources occur in numerous mines in these districts. Probable resource potential for precious metals exists along a belt of fractured and locally mineralized rock extending northeast from Monte Cristo to the northeast edge of the roadless area.

Church, S. E.; Johnson, F. L.

1984-01-01

322

View of southeastern Washington State  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A vertical view of southeastern Washington States as photographed from Earth orbit by one of the six lenses of the Itek-furnished S190-A Multispectral Photographic Facility Experiment aboard the Skylab space station. The Snake River flows into the Columbia River in the most southerly corner of the picture. The Wallula Lake is below the junction of the two rivers. The Yakima Valley is at the southwestern edge of the photograph. The Columbia Basin is in the center of the picture. The Cascade Range extends across the northwest corner of the photograph.

1973-01-01

323

Lithium toxicity  

MedlinePLUS

... easily interfere with lithium in your body and cause it to build up. Acute on chronic toxicity occurs when you take lithium every day for bipolar disorder, but one day you take an extra amount ( ...

324

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.

Foundation, Wgbh E.; Productions, Clear B.

2003-09-26

325

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

326

Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver: A Tandem of Adult Educators at Tuskegee.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Shows how Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver espoused adult education principles through their efforts to eradicate illiteracy, teach practical knowledge to Black farmers and poor Blacks, and instill the value of education in Black adults. (SK)

McGee, Leo

1984-01-01

327

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

328

INDIAN HEAVEN ROADLESS AREA, WASHINGTON.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

On the basis of geologic, geochemical, and mining activity surveys the Indian Heaven Roadless Area, Washington offers little promise for the occurrence of metallic or nonmetallic mineral resources. Preliminary investigations of the geothermal potential of the area are inconclusive; however, a hot spring is located approximately 10 mi south of the roadless area, and the data indicate an aquifer of unknown extent at a temperature of less than 212 degree F. Geothermal lease applications were filed on about 23. 5 sq mi of the roadless area indicating potential interest in the development of a geothermal resource. In addition, about 39 sq mi of the roadless area have been leased for oil and gas exploration.

Church, S. E.; Barnes, D. J.

1984-01-01

329

EAGLE ROCK ROADLESS AREA, WASHINGTON.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The results of geologic, geochemical, aeromagnetic, and mine and prospect investigations define the mineral-resource potential of the Eagle Rock Roadless Area of north-central Washington. The area has probable and substantiated resource potential for base and precious metals where the eastern part of the Index mining district extends into the roadless area; the Sunset mine, 400 ft outside the area, has inferred copper resources, and 10 other properties in the roadless area have demonstrated resources for base and precious metals. The resource potential in the area is related to the Index batholith, which makes up the western part of the roadless area, and rocks to the east in the roadless area that are intruded by the Index batholith. There is little promise for the occurrence of energy resources in the roadless area.

Church, S. E.; Johnson, F. L.

1984-01-01

330

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

331

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

332

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.

333

Oxygen toxicity.  

PubMed

Oxygen is one of the most widely available and used therapeutic agents in the world. However, it is all too easy forget that oxygen is a prescribable drug with specific biochemical and physiologic actions, a distinct range of effective doses and well-defined adverse effects at high doses. The human body is affected in different ways depending on the type of exposure. Short exposures to high partial pressures at greater than atmospheric pressure lead to central nervous system toxicity, most commonly seen in divers or in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Pulmonary and ocular toxicity results from longer exposure to elevated oxygen levels at normal atmospheric pressure. PMID:24767867

Thomson, Louise; Paton, James

2014-06-01

334

[Ecstasy toxicity].  

PubMed

The substance, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or ecstasy, is an amphetamine derivate. A mistaken belief that it is a safe drug of low toxicity and a long duration of action has led to its widespread popularity among teenagers and young adults in recent years. Unfortunately, ecstasy use has increased to epidemic proportions. In this review article pharmacokinetics and pathophysiology of MDMA, general medical adverse effects, cardiovascular effects, serotonin syndrome, hyponatremia, neurologic effects, hepatotoxicity, and long-term neuropsychiatric effects, clinical features of toxicity, prehospital and emergency department care problems, and mortality/morbidity, prophylactic advices are discussed. PMID:16816548

Reingardiene, Dagmara

2006-01-01

335

Astronomy 101 in Washington State High Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Washington in the High School (UWHS) program enables high schools to offer the 5 quarter credits Astronomy 101 (Astr 101) course for college credits. The credits are transferable to most colleges and universities. The course provides an alternative to advance placement courses and programs such as Washington's Running Start whereby high school students take courses at community

Julie H. Lutz; S. Garner; T. Stetter; J. McKeever; V. Santo Pietro

2011-01-01

336

Booker T. Washington: Rural West Virginia Teacher.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The biographical sketch focuses on the early teaching career of Booker T. Washington at Tinkersville School in his hometown of Malden, West Virginia, from 1876-1878. Recollections of Washington's own education in Sunday school, the Tinkersville School, and Hampton Institute are included. (NEC)

King, Althea M.

1985-01-01

337

Survey of Dry Bean Farmers in Washington  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary In 2002, we surveyed dry bean farmers in Washington to better understand farmers' perceptions regarding dry bean production, storage and marketing in the region. We developed a short questionnaire and distributed it to 124 farmers by mail and conducted a follow up through email (30) and telephone interviews (88). Forty-six farmers from 18 counties in Washington responded to our

Carol A. Miles; Madhu Sonde

338

Washington State Survey of Adolescent Health Behaviors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1992 Washington State Survey of Adolescent Health Behaviors (WSSAHB) was created to collect information regarding a variety of adolescent health behaviors among students in the state of Washington. It expands on two previous administrations of a student tobacco, alcohol, and other drug survey and includes questions about medical care, safety,…

Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia.

339

Earthquake Induced Water Waves in Washington State  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

340

Current Conditions in Washington State School Finance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Washington State assumes full responsibility for funding a basic education program for K-12 public schools. Full funding of basic education includes special education programs, transitional bilingual programs, remediation-assistance programs, and certain pupil transportation costs. This paper describes conditions in Washington State school finance…

Plecki, Margaret L.

341

Early Childhood Injury Deaths in Washington State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses data on the deaths of children aged 1-4 years in Washington State. A two-fold approach was used in the analysis. First, Washington State death certificate data for 1979-85 were used to characterize the deaths and identify hazardous situations. Second, death certificates were linked to birth certificates of children born in…

Starzyk, Patricia M.

342

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.

343

Cowlitz Falls Project No. 2833 - Washington.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Public Utility District No. 1 of Lewis County (Applicant), of Chehalis, Washington, proposes to construct a hydroelectric project with an installed capacity of 70 MW on the Cowlitz River in the vicinity of Morton and Randle, Washington. The project wo...

1982-01-01

344

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

345

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.

346

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

347

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

348

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

349

Boron toxicity  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1997-01-01

350

Toxic remediation  

DOEpatents

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

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

1994-01-01

351

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Correction AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington...

2013-09-30

352

ASTER Washington, D.C.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The White House, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument with its shadow are all visible in this image of Washington, D.C. With its 15-meter spatial resolution, ASTER can see individual buildings. Taken on June 1, 2000, this image covers an area 14 kilometers (8.5 miles) wide and 13.7 kilometers (8.2 miles) long in three bands of the reflected visible and infrared wavelength region. The combination of visible and near infrared bands displays vegetation in red and water in dark grays. The Potomac River flows from the middle left to the bottom center. The large red area west of the river is Arlington National Cemetery.

Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched December 18, 1999, on NASA's Terra satellite. The instrument was built by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the instrument and the data products. Dr. Anne Kahle at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is the U.S. science team leader; Moshe Pniel of JPL is the project manager. ASTER is the only high-resolution imaging sensor on Terra. The primary goal of the ASTER mission is to obtain high-resolution image data in 14 channels over the entire land surface, as well as black and white stereo images. With revisit time of between 4 and 16 days, ASTER will provide the capability for repeat coverage of changing areas on Earth's surface.

The broad spectral coverage and high spectral resolution of ASTER will provide scientists in numerous disciplines with critical information for surface mapping and monitoring dynamic conditions and temporal change. Examples of applications include monitoring glacial advances and retreats, potentially active volcanoes, thermal pollution, and coral reef degradation; identifying crop stress; determining cloud morphology and physical properties; evaluating wetlands; mapping surface temperature of soils and geology; and measuring surface heat balance.

2000-01-01

353

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

354

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

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

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

355

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

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

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

356

Elevator Reboarding Level Plan & Observation Level Plan Washington ...  

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

Elevator Reboarding Level Plan & Observation Level Plan - Washington Monument, High ground West of Fifteenth Street, Northwest, between Independence & Constitution Avenues, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

357

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.

358

Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains information about the geology of Washington State, provided by the Division of Natural Resources (DNR). It includes details about geologic hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, tsunamis, and coal mine subsidence; geologic mapping, including a geologic map of the state; mine reclamation programs and energy regulation; downloadable publications; geology of the state by region, and by major geologic events from the Precambrian to Cenozoic; and information about the library with a Digital Bibliography of the Geology and Mineral Resources of Washington. The education section contains the Earth Connections series with lessons and experiments relating to geology within Washington state. There are many links provided for more information.

359

Cadmium toxicity  

PubMed Central

Cadmium is a well-known environmental pollutant with distinctly toxic effects on plants. It can displace certain essential metals from a wealth of metalloproteins, and thus disturb many normal physiological processes and cause severe developmental aberrant. The harmful effects of cadmium stress include, but are not limited to: reactive oxygen species overproduction, higher lipid hydroperoxide contents, and chloroplast structure change, which may lead to cell death. Plants have developed diverse mechanisms to alleviate environmental cadmium stress, e.g., cadmium pump and transporting cadmium into the leaf vacuoles. This mini-review focuses on the current research into understanding the cellular mechanisms of cadmium toxicity on cytoskeleton, vesicular trafficking and cell wall formation in plants.

Wan, Lichuan; Zhang, Haiyan

2012-01-01

360

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

361

Asians in Washington: A Statistical Profile.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Asians and Pacific Islanders constitute a major racial group in Washington. Culturally, it is perhaps the most diverse, comprised of the Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans, Hawaiians, Indochinese, and Samoans. Numerically, not including the Indochinese...

P. M. Ong J. T. Fujita S. Chin K. Fujita

1976-01-01

362

Occupational Injuries and Illnesses-Washington, 1979.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document contains 52 tabulations of characteristics of occupational injuries and illnesses related to industry, occupation, and age of injured or ill worker. Data were compiled by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries from records of work...

1980-01-01

363

Charging Up in King County, Washington  

ScienceCinema

King County, Washington is spearheading a regional effort to develop a network of electric vehicle charging stations. It is also improving its vehicle fleet and made significant improvements to a low-income senior housing development.

Constantine, Dow; Oliver, LeAnn; Inslee, Jay; Sahandy, Sheida; Posthuma, Ron; Morrison, David;

2013-05-29

364

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

365

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.

366

Wells Project No. 2149, Washington Wildlife Proceedings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The final environmental statement relates to an administrative action involving the Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County (Licensee) and the Washington State Department of Game, regarding a determination of the extent of wildlife losses directly...

1973-01-01

367

Charging Up in King County, Washington  

SciTech Connect

King County, Washington is spearheading a regional effort to develop a network of electric vehicle charging stations. It is also improving its vehicle fleet and made significant improvements to a low-income senior housing development.

Constantine, Dow; Oliver, LeAnn; Inslee, Jay; Sahandy, Sheida; Posthuma, Ron; Morrison, David

2011-01-01

368

The Development of the Washington Library Network.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The computer design of the system serving the 58 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 autho...

R. G. Swartz

1979-01-01

369

Charging Up in King County, Washington  

ScienceCinema

King County, Washington is spearheading a regional effort to develop a network of electric vehicle charging stations. It is also improving its vehicle fleet and made significant improvements to a low-income senior housing development.

370

A Special Treat Awaits Zoophiles in Washington.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Park, Edwards

1993-01-01

371

Psychotropic Drug Cost in Washington State.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Costs incurred by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in the provision of psychotropic drugs to persons discharged from State institutions are reviewed as of 1976. Psychotropic medication includes antipsychotic agents and antidep...

W. S. Day C. H. Dupee' P. F. Gronnert

1976-01-01

372

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

373

Pan Around the Washington DC Mall  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A brief tour of the Washington, DC mall as seen by the IKONOS satellite. The tour starts at the Capitol building (the end point of the DC Zoom-in) and moves down the Mall, passing the Washinton Monument and reaching the Lincoln Memorial. From there it turns southeast over the tidal basin to the Jefferson Memorial and finally turns north, passing back over the Washington Monument before ending at the White House.

Bridgman, Tom; Williams, Darrel

2001-03-30

374

Assessing and Addressing the "Testing Backlash": Practical Advice and Current Public Opinion Research for Business Coalitions and Standards Advocates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As states and communities across the United States work to raise expectations for student learning, many are challenged by concerns and questions from increasingly vocal parents and teachers. This report summarizes the best advice for business coalitions and standards advocates on how to address the testing backlash. It also features an analysis…

Business Roundtable, Washington, DC.

375

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.

376

The Coalition of Essential Schools Announces "It's Elementary" a PreK-8th Grade National Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In March 2006, Deborah Meier asked Harmony Education Center (HEC) in Bloomington, Indiana to lead a national effort to engage more pre-kindergarten through eighth grade schools across the country in the work of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES). Meier believed that although CES had always welcomed these schools, elementary educators felt…

Bonchek, Steve

2007-01-01

377

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McAvoy, Leo H., Ed.; And Others

378

Health Education, Public Policy and Disease Prevention: A Case History of The New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning  

Microsoft Academic Search

How can health educators influence public policy so as to increase the resources for disease prevention? The following case history of the New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning (NYCCELP) describes how an advocacy group sought to educate parents, health workers and policy makers about a major urban health problem. Using health education techniques such as small group meetings,

Nicholas Freudenberg; Maxine Golub

1987-01-01

379

Counter-Trafficking Integrated Display System (CIDS): A GIS-Based Command & Control Environment for Coalition Nations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Coalition nations involved in the global war on narco-terrorism may rely on an inadequate foundation upon which to base command and control activities. The inability to exploit multiple levels of information overlaid on a geospatial background and the lac...

E. R. D'Andrea C. R. Bogue

2004-01-01

380

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Caret, Robert L.

2008-01-01

381

Task Orders Awarded by the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence in Support of the Coalition Provisional Authority.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As of May 31, 2004, the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE) had awarded task orders valued at $481.2 million supporting the reconstruction of Iraq. AFCEE made these awards at the request of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). Cont...

D. Griffin D. Wilcox G. P. Montoya J. E. Betar M. J. Roark

2004-01-01

382

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

383

A Qualitative Study of Occupational Therapy's Role in Adolescent Transition in a Midwestern Coalition of Many School Districts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two years after high school, adolescents with disabilities struggle with employment, independent living, and continuing education. These struggles call for school-based occupational therapists to take a role to impact outcomes. The perceptions of occupational therapists within transition services in a large Midwestern coalition were examined. Through semistructured interviews with 4 nonoccupational therapy transition professionals and a focus group with occupational

Candice Gangl; Peggy Strecker Neufeld; Christine Berg

2011-01-01

384

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

385

Unity through Diversity: A Report on the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, Communities of Color Leadership Roundtable.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes the activities of a forum held by the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) Coalition on maternal and child health issues affecting communities of color. Participants highlighted their communities' problems related to infant and child health, identified critical issues that need to be addressed from each community's…

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, Washington, DC.

386

"Troops to Teachers": Implications for the Coalition Government's Approach to Education Policy and Pedagogical Beliefs and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On taking power the coalition government embarked on what many commentators believe is a radical programme of public policy reform. Under Michael Gove, education policy has become totemic to those arguing that Britain's classrooms are mired in academic mediocrity and behavioural failure. One policy response by the government has been to…

Tipping, Alan

2013-01-01

387

Revisioning the Physical and On-Line Museum: A Partnership with the Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Australian Museum has been working with the Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools over the past five years. Students aged from 5-18 years have been advising the Museum on the development of exhibitions and programs, as well as how the Museum can best use the digital environment to showcase its research and collections. This paper outlines…

Kelly, Lynda; Groundwater-Smith, Susan

2009-01-01

388

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

389

Tarsal Coalition  

MedlinePLUS

... cartilage, or fibrous tissue, may lead to limited motion and pain in one or both feet. The ... bones. These bones work together to provide the motion necessary for normal foot function. Causes Most often, ...

390

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

391

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-09-30

392

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

393

Political Coalitions for Mutual Advantage: The Case of the Tobacco Institute's Labor Management Committee  

PubMed Central

In 1984, the tobacco workers’ union and the Tobacco Institute, which represents US tobacco companies, formed a labor management committee (LMC). The institute relied on LMC unions to resist smoke-free worksite rules. In a review of the internal tobacco industry documents now publicly available, we found that the LMC succeeded for 2 primary reasons. First, the LMC furthered members’ interests, allowing them to overcome institutional barriers to policy success. Second, the LMC used an “institutions, ideas, and interests” strategy to encourage non-LMC unions to oppose smoke-free worksite rules. While public health advocates missed an opportunity to partner with unions on the issue of smoke-free worksites during the era studied, they can use a similar strategy to form coalitions with unions.

Balbach, Edith D.; Barbeau, Elizabeth M.; Manteufel, Viola; Pan, Jocelyn

2005-01-01

394

Rural Oregon community perspectives: introducing community-based participatory research into a community health coalition.  

PubMed

The Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) model has supported community health development in more than 100 communities nationally. In 2011, four rural Oregon CHIPs collaborated with investigators from the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN), a component of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), to obtain training on research methods, develop and implement pilot research studies on childhood obesity, and explore matches with academic partners. This article summarizes the experiences of the Lincoln County CHIP, established in 2003, as it transitioned from CHIP to Community Health Improvement and Research Partnership (CHIRP). Our story and lessons learned may inform rural community-based health coalitions and academicians who are engaged in or considering Community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships. Utilizing existing infrastructure and relationships in community and academic settings provides an ideal starting point for rural, bidirectional research partnerships. PMID:24056513

Young-Lorion, Julia; Davis, Melinda M; Kirks, Nancy; Hsu, Anna; Slater, Jana Kay; Rollins, Nancy; Aromaa, Susan; McGinnis, Paul

2013-01-01

395

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2000-01-01

396

Three-Dimensional Modeling of Fecal Coliform in the Tidal Basin and Washington Channel, Washington, DC  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

SEN BAI; WU-SENG LUNG

2006-01-01

397

Skewed Riskscapes and Gentrified Inequities: Environmental Exposure Disparities in Seattle, Washington  

PubMed Central

Objectives. Few studies have considered the sociohistorical intersection of environmental injustice and gentrification; a gap addressed by this case study of Seattle, Washington. This study explored the advantages of integrating air toxic risk screening with gentrification research to enhance proximity and health equity analysis methodologies. It was hypothesized that Seattle's industrial air toxic exposure risk was unevenly dispersed, that gentrification stratified the city's neighborhoods, and that the inequities of both converged. Methods. Spatial characterizations of air toxic pollution risk exposures from 1990 to 2007 were combined with longitudinal cluster analysis of census block groups in Seattle, Washington, from 1990 to 2000. Results. A cluster of air toxic exposure inequality and socioeconomic inequity converged in 1 area of south central Seattle. Minority and working class residents were more concentrated in the same neighborhoods near Seattle's worst industrial pollution risks. Conclusions. Not all pollution was distributed equally in a dynamic urban landscape. Using techniques to examine skewed riskscapes and socioeconomic urban geographies provided a foundation for future research on the connections among environmental health hazard sources, socially vulnerable neighborhoods, and health inequity.

White, Jonah

2011-01-01

398

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.

399

Consumers' Search Cost and Emerging Structure of Web Sites Coalitions: a Multi-agent Based Simulation of an Electronic Market1  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed an agent-based computational model, extension of an analytical model 5 that studies the structure of coalitions of B-to-C web sites, when Internet buyers incur search costs for finding the good that matches their preferences, and coalitions of sites reduce this cost through specialized search engines. This multi- agent model consists of heterogeneous, bounded rational agents: sites and

Jacques LAYE; Charis LINA; Herve TANGUY

2004-01-01

400

Females and Toxic Leadership.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Is there a gender component in toxic leadership. To adequately answer this primary research question, several other secondary research questions must be addressed: What is the definition of toxic leadership; What are the specific characteristics of toxic ...

N. Carrington

2012-01-01

401

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

402

Civil War Settlements, Size of Governing Coalition, and Durability of Peace in Post–Civil War States  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the ways in which the size of the governing coalition in a post–civil war state affects the durability of the peace. Previous studies relate the durability of the peace to the outcome of the civil war, the extent and forms of power-sharing arrangements, and the role of third-party security guarantors. We argue that the way conflict terminates and

Madhav Joshi; T. David Mason

2011-01-01

403

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

404

Goldman visits Washington, D.C.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Stennis Space Center Director Gene Goldman (right) visited Washington, D.C,. last month, where he called on Louisiana and Mississippi leaders to update them on work at the rocket engine testing facility. Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., was among those visited by Goldman on March 24.

2009-01-01

405

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

406

Eutrophication model for Lake Washington (USA)  

Microsoft Academic Search

We developed a complex eutrophication model to simulate the current chemical and biological properties of Lake Washington (USA). The model reproduces the key epilimnetic and hypolimnetic temporal patterns of the system and results in a good fit between simulated and observed monthly values. The relative error of model estimates was below 20% for most of the water quality parameters (phytoplankton,

George B. Arhonditsis; Michael T. Brett

2005-01-01

407

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

408

Washington Schools Learn from Value Engineering.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of two value engineering studies have shown that a review early in the design process can help save costs in school construction, maintenance, operation, and replacement. The value engineering concepts and technical manual are being presented throughout the state of Washington. (MLF)

Doleae, Michael L.; Childs, Harvey C.

1983-01-01

409

Sales Housing Market: Washington Metropolitan Area.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1981, the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area had the third highest conventionally financed new and existing home prices in the country. From 1973 to 1981, new home prices rose by 158 percent, and existing home prices by 138 percent. However, between 1...

1982-01-01

410

Gravity Data for the State of Washington.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Washington state gravity data in ASCII format are contained on a 9-track magnetic tape described in this report. The tape was written at a density of 1600 BPI and contains one file of 24,526 records of 80 ASCII characters each. The data consists of statio...

C. Finn

1985-01-01

411

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Implements GIS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) recently completed a cooperative pilot project with Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Md., in which a complete 59-layer geographic information system (GIS) data base was developed for a portion of its service area. During the pilot project described in this article, planimetric and parcel data were developed, and water and sewer facility maps were

James R. Cannistra; Richard Leadbeater; Ray Humphries

1992-01-01

412

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

413

Teaching about George Washington. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No generation in U.S. history has matched that of the founding era for its array of talented and influential political thinkers and actors. These individuals (such as George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison) possessed traits of character and intellect that significantly shaped the…

Vontz, Thomas S.; Nixon, William A.

414

Seattle Bulk Mail Center, Federal Way, Washington.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The statement presents potential effects of locating a proposed U.S. Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) facility at a site in the unincorporated area of Federal Way, south of Seattle, Washington. The site under study is in a 151-acre business park which is part of...

1973-01-01

415

1984 Population Trends for Washington State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As of April 1, 1984, Washington's population was estimated at 4,328,100, an increase of 43,000 over last year's population. This report provides data pertaining to the: official April 1, 1984 population and housing estimates for cities, towns, and counties and components of population change. The following special reports are also presented:…

Washington State Office of Financial Management, Olympia.

416

Famous Americans: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides background information and ideas for teaching about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln at the primary grade level. Cross-curricular activities include work in music, writing, art, research, plays, and games. A pull-out poster with a poem on "President's Day" is stapled in the center of the book. Chapters in the book are: (1)…

Fleming, Maria

417

Famous Americans: George Washington & Abraham Lincoln.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introducing students in grade 1-3 to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, this book presents thematic units that present biographical information, and literature links such as poems, songs, stories, cross-curricular activities, and hands-on reproducibles. Chapters in the book are: (1) Getting to Know George; (2) The Father and His Country; (3)…

Fleming, Maria

418

Alternative Maternity Services in Washington State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nature of maternity services has changed in the past 20 years, with a movement away from traditional (physician delivery in a hospital) towards other alternative services. This study examined alternative maternity services in Washington State, which ranks eighth in the country in the use of such services. Data were collected from birth and…

Starzyk, Patricia M.

419

Laptop Circulation at Eastern Washington University  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 encountered, and the evolution of current policies.

Doris Munson; Elizabeth Malia

2008-01-01

420

Licensed Child Care in Washington State: 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is one of an ongoing series of biennial surveys of all child care centers and some licensed family home providers by Washington State's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). A total of 1,137 child care centers and 1,527 family home providers were interviewed in spring 1998. Major findings include: (1) Over the period 1990 to…

Miller, Marna Geyer; Schrager, Laura

421

George Washington Carver: A Most Inventive Mind.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the life of George Washington Carver. Explains how he achieved his goals of educating a better southern farmer and creating a better southern citizen based on his principles of agriculture economics. Discusses Carver's educational and teaching experiences that eventually lead to an expansion of human potential. (JS)

Davis, Marci

1989-01-01

422

Forest Health Highlights in Washington, 2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Washington has nearly 22 million acres of forestland. In 2008, over 1.36 million acres of this land contained elevated levels of tree mortality, tree defoliation or foliar diseases. This is almost unchanged from the 1.4 million acres reported in 2007. Dro...

A. Nelson A. Ramsey G. Kohler J. Moore K. Ripley

2008-01-01

423

Forest Health Highlights in Washington, 2009.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Washington has nearly 22 million acres of forestland. In 2009, over 1.73 million acres of this land contained elevated levels of tree mortality, tree defoliation, or foliar diseases. This is an increase from the 1.36 million acres reported in 2008. Simila...

A. Ramsey-Kroll D. Omdal G. Kohler K. Ripley M. Johnson

2009-01-01

424

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

425

Consensus report of the coalition for clinical research-self-monitoring of blood glucose.  

PubMed

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; and research 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; Jovanovic, Lois; Kendall, David M; Kollman, Craig; Kovatchev, Boris P; Leippert, Claudia; 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

2008-11-01

426

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.

Klonoff, David C.; Bergenstal, Richard; Blonde, Lawrence; Boren, Suzanne Austin; Church, Timothy S.; Gaffaney, Jenifer; Jovanovic, Lois; Kendall, David M.; Kollman, Craig; Kovatchev, Boris P.; Leippert, Claudia; DDG, Diabetesberaterin; Owens, David R.; Polonsky, William H.; Reach, Gerard; 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

427

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

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

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

428

Trends and Determinants of Cycling in the Washington, DC Region.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report analyzes cycling trends, policies, and commuting in the Washington, DC area. The analysis is divided into two parts. Part 1 focuses on cycling trends and policies in Washington (DC), Alexandria (VA), Arlington County (VA), Fairfax County (VA),...

A. Hamre D. Sonenklar P. Goger R. Buehler

2011-01-01

429

Developing the effectiveness of an intersectoral food policy coalition through formative evaluation.  

PubMed

There is a difference between bringing parties together and making them work effectively. We present a case study of an intersectoral food policy Committee, part of a three-tiered coalition nested within local municipal government, which sought to promote and nutrition in a rapidly growing metropolitan region by tackling food supply issues in the first instance. This was new territory for all players. After 12 months, the group felt it was floundering and requested an evaluation. In-depth qualitative interviews with committee members (n = 21) and quantitative assessment of Committee processes revealed insufficient mechanisms for engaging new members, conflict between perceived roles for the group and a notable lack of confidence in the group's capacity to achieve its goals, or outcome efficacy. Feedback of the data and subsequent discussion led to a reform of project structure, stronger mechanisms to realize its goals and better incentive management, or ways to maximize the benefits and limit the costs for the diverse parties involved. The impact was reflected in a 4 year time series analysis of media releases, decision making and related municipal government actions. The study illustrates how theory-informed formative evaluation can help to improve health promotion practice. PMID:10184720

Hawe, P; Stickney, E K

1997-06-01

430

Early detection of severe thunderstorms in the Alpine region: the dynamical approach of COALITION.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The basic physical mechanisms governing thunderstorms are fairly well understood and these rely on the analysis of temperature and humidity profiles at upper and lower layers. Furthermore, the topography, particularly important in the Alpine region, specifically drives the conditions at boundary layer, where convection elements can be initiated, focused, oriented, reactivated or inhibited. The accurate observation of specific features, e.g. retrieved by remote sensing methods, and appearing at different phases of the thunderstorm lifecycle (pre-convective, convective, deep, mature stage), can lead to significant improvements of the forecast-skills. The challenge is how to build up a methodology for integrating physical and heuristic information into one appropriate, consistent Nowcasting model for complex terrains. The here presented heuristic model (Context and Scale Oriented Thunderstorm Satellite Predictors Development - COALITION) collects and assimilates the information from different data sources and applications (e.g. Meteosat Second Generation, MetOp/IASI, Weather Radar, Numerical Weather Prediction, Topography) into a simplified model, where thunderstorm predictors (e.g. instability indices, moisture convergence) are merged with evolving thunderstorm properties. The storm evolution results then as solution of particular motion equations, governed by couplings between convective signatures (objects) and environments (pseudo potential fields). The improved time-linkage between different features and phases, will be basis for the early prediction of the storm.

Nisi, L.; Giunta, I.; Ambrosetti, P.; Clementi, L.

2010-09-01

431

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

432

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

433

The Computer Science teaching Laboratory at the University of Washington  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Earl Hunt

1970-01-01

434

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

435

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.

436

University of Washington Yearbooks and Documents  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For many people, purchasing a college yearbook was (and is) an important rite of passage from college life to young adulthood. One could savor football games, an honor society membership, or perhaps a memory of beloved professor, all by turning the pages. The University of Washington has long published such a volume, called Tyee. The work was published from 1900 to 1994, and recently digitized by the University of Washington Digital Collections. Visitors can browse the collection here and also search by keyword. New users may wish to start with the 1904 volume, which contains a droll section titled "Wit, Wisdom and Folly," along with the usual homages to fraternities, faculty, and the campus.

437

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

438

University of Washington: Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maintained by Dr. Susan Ott, professor of medicine at the University of Washington, this informative website was developed as an educational resource for both physicians and patients. The website offers sections on Osteoporosis, Bone Density, Osteomalacia, Basic Prevention, Pharmaceutical Treatment, and more. The website provides a list of real cases, references, related links, and an interactive Osteoporosis quiz. The site also includes animations of bone metabolic units, and a gallery of images including photomicrographs, biopsies, and x-rays.

439

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

440

ALPINE LAKES WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, WASHINGTON.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Alpine Lakes Wilderness study area, located in the central part of the Cascade Mountains of Washington was examined for its mineral-resource potential. On the basis of that study the area was found to contain deposits of copper, other base metals, and gold and silver. Probable or substantiated mineral-resource potential exists for these commodities in the southwest-central, northwest, and southeast-central parts of the area. The geologic terrane precludes the occurrence of fossil fuel resources.

Gualtieri, J. L.; Thurber, H. K.

1984-01-01

441

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

442

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.

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

443

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-08-16

444

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-10-25

445

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-09-30

446

77 FR 59649 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-09-28

447

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-07-24

448

Biomarkers of Sensitivity and Exposure in Washington State Pesticide Handlers  

PubMed Central

Organophosphate (OP) and N-methyl-carbamate (CB) insecticides are widely used in agriculture in the US and abroad. These compounds – which inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE) enzyme activity – continue to be responsible for a high proportion of pesticide poisonings among US agricultural workers. It is possible that some individuals may be especially susceptible to health effects related to OP/CB exposure. The paraoxonase (PON1) enzyme metabolizes the highly toxic oxon forms of some OPs, and an individual's PON1 status may be an important determinant of his or her sensitivity to these chemicals. This chapter discusses methods used to characterize individual PON1 status and reviews previous epidemiologic studies that have evaluated PON1-related sensitivity to OPs in relation to various health endpoints. It also describes an ongoing longitudinal study among OP-exposed agricultural pesticide handlers who are participating in a recently implemented cholinesterase monitoring program in Washington State. This study will evaluate handlers' PON1 status as a hypothesized determinant of butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) inhibition. Such studies will be useful to determine how regulatory risk assessments might account for differences in PON1-related OP sensitivity when characterizing inter-individual variability in risk related to OP exposure. Recent work assessing newer and more sensitive biomarkers of OP exposure is also discussed briefly in this chapter.

Keifer, M.C.; Checkoway, H.; De Roos, A.J.; Farin, F.M.; Fenske, R.A.; Richter, R.J.; van Belle, G.; Furlong, C.E.

2011-01-01

449

Winter-spring phytoplankton blooms in Dabob Bay, Washington  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientific investigations in Dabob Bay, Washington State, USA, have been extensive since the early 1960s, but phytoplankton blooms have been studied mostly with regard to chlorophyll concentrations and little is known about the phytoplankton species themselves. Here we provide information on the species present, their abundances during blooms, their contribution to organic carbon concentrations and the ability of some phytoplankton species to produce toxic aldehydes that may impact metazoan grazers. Multiple blooms of phytoplankton, dominated by diatoms, occurred in the late winter-early spring period, with depth-integrated chlorophyll levels ranging from <20 to 230 mg m -2 and peaks in February and April. The major bloom species included Skeletonema costatum, Thalassiosira spp. and Chaetoceros spp; Phaeocystis cf. pouchetii occurred in 2002 and 2004. Other taxa or groups of organisms that were sometimes abundant included unidentified small flagellates <10 ?m in size and unidentified heterotrophic dinoflagellates. Large diatoms usually comprised most of the cell carbon, but a large, heterotrophic dinoflagellate, identified only as Gyrodinium “tear” because of its shape, was a major contributor to the microplankton carbon when present even in small numbers. Five Thalassiosira species and S. costatum were found to produce polyunsaturated aldehydes (PUA) that are known to affect copepod reproduction and hatching success. Our findings are similar to the few previous studies in the last four decades that included phytoplankton species and suggest long-term similarities and relative stability in the phytoplankton species present and their timing in Dabob Bay.

Horner, Rita A.; Postel, James R.; Halsband-Lenk, Claudia; Pierson, James J.; Pohnert, Georg; Wichard, Thomas

2005-11-01

450

Biomarkers of sensitivity and exposure in Washington state pesticide handlers.  

PubMed

Organophosphate (OP) and N-methyl-carbamate (CB) insecticides are widely used in agriculture in the US and abroad. These compounds - which inhibit acetylcholinestersase (AChE) enzyme activity - continue to be responsible for a high proportion of pesticide poisonings among US agricultural workers. It is possible that some individuals may be especially susceptible to health effects related to OP/CB exposure. The paraoxonase (PON1) enzyme metabolizes the highly toxic oxon forms of some OPs, and an individual's PON1 status may be an important determinant of his or her sensitivity to these chemicals. This chapter discusses methods used to characterize the PON1 status of individuals and reviews previous epidemiologic studies that have evaluated PON1-related sensitivity to OPs in relation to various health endpoints. It also describes an ongoing longitudinal study among OP-exposed agricultural pesticide handlers who are participating in a recently implemented cholinesterase monitoring program in Washington State. This study will evaluate handlers' PON1 status as a hypothesized determinant of butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) inhibition. Such studies will be useful to determine how regulatory risk assessments might account for differences in PON1-related OP sensitivity when characterizing inter-individual variability in risk related to OP exposure. Recent work assessing newer and more sensitive biomarkers of OP exposure is also discussed briefly in this chapter. PMID:20221867

Hofmann, Jonathan N; Keifer, Matthew C; Checkoway, Harvey; De Roos, Anneclaire J; Farin, Federico M; Fenske, Richard A; Richter, Rebecca J; van Belle, Gerald; Furlong, Clement E

2010-01-01

451

Thermal stress and toxicity.  

PubMed

Elevating ambient temperature above thermoneutrality exacerbates toxicity of most air pollutants, insecticides, and other toxic chemicals. On the other hand, safety and toxicity testing of toxicants and drugs is usually performed in mice and rats maintained at sub-thermoneutral temperatures of ~22?C. When exposed to chemical toxicants under these relatively cool conditions, rodents typically undergo a regulated hypothermic response, characterized by preference for cooler ambient temperatures and controlled reduction in core temperature. Reducing core temperature delays the clearance of most toxicants from the body; however, a mild hypothermia also improves recovery and survival from the toxicant. Raising ambient temperature to thermoneutrality and above increases the rate of clearance of the toxicant but also exacerbates toxicity. Furthermore, heat stress combined with work or exercise is likely to worsen toxicity. Body temperature of large mammals, including humans, does not decrease as much in response to exposure to a toxicant. However, heat stress can nonetheless worsen toxic outcome in humans through a variety of mechanisms. For example, heat-induced sweating and elevation in skin blood flow accelerates uptake of some insecticides. Epidemiological studies suggest that thermal stress may exacerbate the toxicity of airborne pollutants such as ozone and particulate matter. Overall, translating results of studies in rodents to that of humans is a formidable task attributed in part to the interspecies differences in thermoregulatory response to the toxicants and to thermal stress. Published 2014 Compr Physiol 4:995-1016, 2014. PMID:24944028

Gordon, Christopher J; Johnstone, Andrew F M; Aydin, Cenk

2014-07-01

452

Mapping one strong 'Ohana: using network analysis and GIS to enhance the effectiveness of a statewide coalition to prevent child abuse and neglect.  

PubMed

Network analysis and GIS enable the presentation of meaningful data about organizational relationships and community characteristics, respectively. Together, these tools can provide a concrete representation of the ecological context in which coalitions operate, and may help coalitions identify opportunities for growth and enhanced effectiveness. This study uses network analysis and GIS mapping as part of an evaluation of the One Strong 'Ohana (OSO) campaign. The OSO campaign was launched in 2012 via a partnership between the Hawai'i Children's Trust Fund (HCTF) and the Joyful Heart Foundation. The OSO campaign uses a collaborative approach aimed at increasing public awareness of child maltreatment and protective factors that can prevent maltreatment, as well as enhancing the effectiveness of the HCTF Coalition. This study focuses on three elements of the OSO campaign evaluation: (1) Network analysis exploring the relationships between 24 active Coalition member organizations, (2) GIS mapping of responses to a randomized statewide phone survey (n = 1,450) assessing awareness of factors contributing to child maltreatment, and (3) Combined GIS maps and network data, illustrating opportunities for geographically-targeted coalition building and public awareness activities. PMID:24682889

Cardazone, Gina; U Sy, Angela; Chik, Ivan; Corlew, Laura Kate

2014-06-01

453

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

454

Mechanisms underlying Children's susceptibility to environmental toxicants.  

PubMed Central

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

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

2000-01-01

455

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

456

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

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

2005-01-01

457

Effect of Toxic Leadership.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

When focusing on toxic leadership, many researchers emphasize the symptoms of toxicity (i.e., individual characteristics, traits) and not the disease (i.e., culture, climate, outcomes). Although characteristics and traits may be helpful in identifying tox...

D. W. Aubrey

2012-01-01

458

WashingtonPost.com: Watergate 25  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Washington Post commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of its most famous story with a site featuring a timeline of the Watergate scandal that contains links to full text selections of original articles. It also offers short biographies of the twenty key players in the Nixon administration and the investigation, some speculations on the true identity of the still unidentified informer "Deep Throat," and selected memories from Post staffers. A summary of post-Watergate reforms details their lasting impact and provides links to stories on current political scandals.

1997-01-01

459

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.

460

Baltimore - Washington: 200 Years of Urban Growth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This series of animated maps portrays the growth and gradual merger over the past 200 years of Washington and Baltimore. Researchers incorporated historical maps and census information dating back to 1792, as well as satellite photographs and other data collected from NASA satellites and space shuttles over the past 25 years. The animated maps provide a powerful tool that could help manage the regions suburban sprawl in the near future. These animations were developed using provisional data, which may contain anomalies. The final database is scheduled for completion after June, 1996.

Foresman, Timothy; Masuoka, Penny

1996-04-15

461

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.

462

How Toxic Is It?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crellin, John R.

1989-01-01

463

Toxic & 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.

2001-03-19

464

UNIFIED AIR TOXICS WEBSITE  

EPA Science Inventory

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

465

Toxicogenomics and toxic torts  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the first practical applications of toxicogenomics will probably be in the context of toxic tort personal injury litigation. Gene expression changes that'fingerprint' exposure to particular classes of toxic substances can potentially be used to demonstrate exposure, prove causation and support novel damage claims in lawsuits brought by citizens injured by toxic exposures. Although the potential use of toxicogenomic

Gary E. Marchant

2002-01-01

466

Oxygen Toxicity Risk Assessment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Oxygen toxicity is a consequence of breathing oxygen partial pressures greater than in atmospheric air. While oxygen itself is not toxic, the evidence indicates that toxic derivatives of oxygen are a by-product of cellular respiration. The production of t...

R. D. Vann

1988-01-01

467

Social Marketing and the "New" Technology: Proceedings of a Washington Roundtable (Washington, DC, March 25, 1998).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document examines some of the key issues raised during the second Washington Roundtable on Social Marketing, convened by the Academy for Educational Development (AED) in 1998. AED invited participants to examine whether the interactive technologies that are revolutionizing commercial marketing--personal computers, the Internet (especially the…

Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.

468

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.

469

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

470

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

471

Hydrocarbon exploration in Western Oregon and Washington  

SciTech Connect

Continuing development of the Mist gas field and stepout discovery wells affirm the hydrocarbon prospectivity of western Oregon and Washington. Reservoir sandstones in the Mist area are in the Cowlitz Formation of middle to late Eocene age. Reservoir-quality sandstones have average porosities of 25% and average permeabilities of 200 md. The reservoir sands are wellsorted feldspathic-quartzose sandstones and are less susceptible to diagenetically formed pore-filling authigenic minerals than are the more lithic sandstones of other horizons and less well-sorted depositional environments. Potential hydrocarbon source rocks consist of marine shale to coaly facies. Organic matter is predominately terrestrially derived. Mist gas field pools are small and have variable gas types, suggesting to some workers that the gas is generated from rocks immediately adjacent to the reservoir. Gas wetness and delta/sup 13/C values indicate that gas from the Bruer, Flora, and Newton pools is probably thermally generated. Shales encasing the Mist gas field sandstone reservoirs are thermally immature, having vitrinite reflectance values less than 0.4%. Thermal gas most likely would have been generated downdip within nearby depocenters and migrated into the reservoir. The integration of paleogeographic models for mineralogic provenance, well-sorted sand accumulation, and thermal maturation within Cenozoic depocenters provides an exploration strategy for defining areas of highest hydrocarbon potential in western Oregon and Washington.

Armentrout, J.M.; Suek, D.H.

1985-04-01

472

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

473

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

474

Lack of Correlation between the Composition of Sediments and Their Toxicity to Algae.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the results of an algal assay used in studying the toxicity of various soil and sediment samples from the Trident base, located on Hood Canal, in Washington state. Analyses for 24 elements were made on the samples, and analyses for P...

P. J. Hannan C. Patouillet D. Morris

1976-01-01

475

It's Not Really Over: Thurston County, Washington's Vegetation Management Initiative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the establishment and results of a study committee asked to review existing pesticide policy, vegetation management programs and provide improvement recommendations in Thurston County, Washington. (MCO)

MacGregor, Jean

1992-01-01

476

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.

477

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

478

Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS) (Worley+ 1984)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Washington Visual Double Star Catalog, 1984.0 (WDS) is the successor to the Index Catalogue of Visual Double Stars, 1961.0 (Jeffers et al., 1963), which is usually denoted as the IDS. The WDS is intended to contain all known visual double stars for which at least one differential measure has been published through the end of 1983. The reader is reminded that the WDS is therefore not inclusive of all pairs which have been more casually noted, although it does, in fact, include some of them. Approximately 384000 individual means, representing over a million individual observations, form the basic material from which the WDS is constructed. Not included are a small amount of data because of unresolved questions concerning it. The WDS contains 73610 double stars, counting, as did the IDS, multiple components in the same system as separate pairs. (2 data files).

Worley, C. E.; Douglass, G. G.

1996-05-01

479

Holocene fault scarps near Tacoma, Washington, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Airborne laser mapping confirms that Holocene active faults traverse the Puget Sound metropolitan area, northwestern continental United States. The mapping, which detects forest-floor relief of as little as 15 cm, reveals scarps along geophysical lineaments that separate areas of Holocene uplift and subsidence. Along one such line of scarps, we found that a fault warped the ground surface between A.D. 770 and 1160. This reverse fault, which projects through Tacoma, Washington, bounds the southern and western sides of the Seattle uplift. The northern flank of the Seattle uplift is bounded by a reverse fault beneath Seattle that broke in A.D. 900-930. Observations of tectonic scarps along the Tacoma fault demonstrate that active faulting with associated surface rupture and ground motions pose a significant hazard in the Puget Sound region.

Sherrod, B. L.; Brocher, T. M.; Weaver, C. S.; Bucknam, R. C.; Blakely, R. J.; Kelsey, H. M.; Nelson, A. R.; Haugerud, R.

2004-01-01

480

Holocene fault scarps near Tacoma, Washington, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Airborne laser mapping confirms that Holocene active faults traverse the Puget Sound metropolitan area, northwestern continental United States. The mapping, which detects forest-floor relief of as little as 15 cm, reveals scarps along geophysical lineaments that separate areas of Holocene uplift and subsidence. Along one such line of scarps, we found that a fault warped the ground surface between A.D. 770 and 1160. This reverse fault, which projects through Tacoma, Washington, bounds the southern and western sides of the Seattle uplift. The northern flank of the Seattle uplift is bounded by a reverse fault beneath Seattle that broke in A.D. 900 930. Observations of tectonic scarps along the Tacoma fault demonstrate that active faulting with associated surface rupture and ground motions pose a significant hazard in the Puget Sound region.

Sherrod, Brian L.; Brocher, Thomas M.; Weaver, Craig S.; Bucknam, Robert C.; Blakely, Richard J.; Kelsey, Harvey M.; Nelson, Alan R.; Haugerud, Ralph

2004-01-01

481

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.

482

Formation of the Literacy Coalition of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A "How-to" Guide for Small Urban Communities. Developed July 1, 1984-June 30, 1985.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the formation of the Literacy Coalition of Harrisburg, which sought to allow for the pooling of resources, elimination of service duplication, and establishment of a referral system. Chapter I focuses on activities prior to submitting a grant proposal and includes correspondence. Chapter II covers writing and submitting the…

Smith, Beverly J.; Carl, Linda S.

483

Examining the Support of Modern Athletic Reform Proposals Developed by the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics in Response to Higher Education Athletic Reform: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to determine the success for the diffusion of the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) white paper Framing the Future: Reforming Intercollegiate Athletics. The Stages of Concern Questionnaire (SoCQ) and personal interviews were utilized to collect data and purposeful sampling was used to identify one NCAA Division…

Zimmerman, Wade W.; Wickersham, Leah E.

2012-01-01

484

From Read Ahead to Literacy Coalition: The Leadership Role of the Central New York Community Foundation in the Creation of a Local Institution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper applies the lens of recent literature on neoinstitutionalism and institutional entrepreneurship to understand the stages of growth in a new community Literacy Coalition. It explores the interactional, technical and cultural phases of institution building identified in other case studies as they emerge in this community study. Finally,…

Ridzi, Frank; Carmody, Virginia; Byrnes, Kathy

2011-01-01

485

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.

486

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

487

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.

2013-01-01

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"A White Guy Who Doesn't Get It, or Does He?": A Multilayered Analysis of One Activist's Effort to Build Coalitions across Race  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ethnographic study uses discourse analysis to examine how one White college-educated activist worked in coalition with other White and African American activists to create a "Community Learning Center" for African American residents of a low-income housing project. Dissatisfied with Whiteness theories that mark White activists as privileged…

Quijada Cerecer, David Alberto

2010-01-01

489

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

490

(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...

491

Annotated Bibliography of Bioassays Related to Sediment Toxicity Testing in Washington State.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This bibliography is directed toward the support of sediment bioassays being conducted in the Puget Sound region. However, it also includes information on water column bioassays which may contain methods or results pertinent to sediment assays. This is of...

P. A. Dinnel

1990-01-01

492

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

493

An Analysis of Wintertime Winds in Washington, D.C  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report consists of a description of the wintertime climatology of wind speed and wind direction around the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Meteorological data for this study were collected at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Reagan National), Dulles International Airport (Dulles), and a set of surface meteorological stations that are located on a number of building tops around the

Larry K. Berg; K Jerry Allwine

2006-01-01

494

Passbands and Theoretical Colors for the Washington System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The passbands of the Washington system (C, M, T1, T2) have been checked through synthetic photometry of the Vilnius spectra and comparison of observed and synthetic color-color relations. Using the derived passbands, theoretical colors were computed using the grid of ATLAS no-overshoot models of Castelli. These can be used for calibration of the Washington system.

Bessell, Michael S.

2001-01-01

495

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...

496

Competency-Based Admissions Standards in Washington: A Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a brief overview of the purpose and process of establishing competency-based standards for college admissions in the state of Washington. The state's Higher Education Coordinating Board is required by law to establish minimum requirements for admission to Washington's public baccalaureate institutes. The current policy, adopted…

Sherman, Jane C.; Scrima, Douglas P.

497

An acid rain study in the Washington, D. C. area  

Microsoft Academic Search

A field study in the Washington, D.C. area explored the impact of urban emissions and mesoscale meteorology on precipitation chemistry. The study was a follow-up to an earlier, considerably more industrialized, study in the Philadelphia area; emissions along the Delaware Valley were found to affect the deposition of nitrate and sulfate on the urban mesoscale. The Washington studies were designed

A. A. N. Patrinos; M. J. Leach; R. M. Brown; R. L. Tanner; F. S. Binkowski

1989-01-01

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30 CFR 947.700 - Washington Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...are applicable to surface coal mining operations in Washington which...been adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act...regulations in this chapter. The full text of a rule is in the permanent...part apply to all surface coal mining operations in Washington...

2013-07-01

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30 CFR 947.700 - Washington Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...are applicable to surface coal mining operations in Washington which...been adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act...regulations in this chapter. The full text of a rule is in the permanent...part apply to all surface coal mining operations in Washington...

2009-07-01

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30 CFR 947.700 - Washington Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...are applicable to surface coal mining operations in Washington which...been adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act...regulations in this chapter. The full text of a rule is in the permanent...part apply to all surface coal mining operations in Washington...

2010-07-01