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  1. 17 CFR 230.494 - Newspaper prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... newspaper prospectus means an advertisement of securities in newspapers, magazines or other periodicals... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Newspaper prospectuses. 230.494 Section 230.494 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION...

  2. 17 CFR 230.431 - Summary prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... summary prospectus prepared and filed (except a summary prospectus filed by an open-end management... subsidiaries has, since the end of its last fiscal year for which certified financial statements of the...(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934: (i) failed to pay any dividend or sinking...

  3. Prospectus

    PubMed Central

    Parsons, Peter A.

    2009-01-01

    Free living organisms typically occur in harsh environments challenged by abiotic stresses of varying intensities. Taking ionizing radiation and caloric restriction as examples, environmental variation from benign to extreme gives a fitness-stress continuum where energetic efficiency, a measure of fitness, is inversely related to stress level. Hormesis occurs in benign regions for these examples. In contrast aging emphasizes survival towards the limits of survival under accumulating stress from Reactive Oxygen Species, ROS. An energetic evolutionary approach underlies an ecological aging theory based principally upon survival, which incorporates hormesis. Multiple environmental agents contributing to hormesis should be considered by those attempting to improve the quality of life by delaying the onset of senescence, so enhancing survival. Caloric restriction has wider acceptance in this process than ionizing radiation. PMID:20221282

  4. Prospectus for Dental Hygiene. April 1988.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Dental Hygienists' Association, Chicago, IL.

    A prospectus providing a rational basis for decision and action in the field of dental hygiene is presented, noting that all occupations are obliged to assess their value to society and take whatever actions are indicated to fulfill their social contract. A philosophical and conceptual foundation for change is examined. Three chapters focus on the…

  5. 17 CFR 230.154 - Delivery of prospectuses to investors at the same address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... investors at the same address. 230.154 Section 230.154 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... prospectuses to investors at the same address. (a) Delivery of a single prospectus. If you must deliver a... prospectus to investors who share an address if: (1) You deliver a prospectus to the shared address; (2)...

  6. 17 CFR 230.154 - Delivery of prospectuses to investors at the same address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... investors at the same address. 230.154 Section 230.154 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... prospectuses to investors at the same address. (a) Delivery of a single prospectus. If you must deliver a... prospectus to investors who share an address if: (1) You deliver a prospectus to the shared address; (2)...

  7. 17 CFR 230.154 - Delivery of prospectuses to investors at the same address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... investors at the same address. 230.154 Section 230.154 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... prospectuses to investors at the same address. (a) Delivery of a single prospectus. If you must deliver a... prospectus to investors who share an address if: (1) You deliver a prospectus to the shared address; (2)...

  8. Personal Pronouns in "About Us" Section of Online University Prospectus

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bano, Zakia; Shakir, Aleem

    2015-01-01

    The university prospectus is supposed to be a forceful and pioneering text in promoting and marketing higher education. The present research will deal with the disparities in the frequencies of first and second person pronouns in online prospectuses in cross-cultural linguistics from marketing point of view. The research question is to which…

  9. 17 CFR 230.172 - Delivery of prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Delivery of prospectuses. 230... RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 General § 230.172 Delivery of prospectuses. (a) Sending... precede or accompany the carrying or delivery of a security in a registered offering is satisfied if...

  10. 17 CFR 230.172 - Delivery of prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Delivery of prospectuses. 230... RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 General § 230.172 Delivery of prospectuses. (a) Sending... precede or accompany the carrying or delivery of a security in a registered offering is satisfied if...

  11. 17 CFR 230.134 - Communications not deemed a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... relating to the offering that includes a prospectus satisfying the requirements of section 10 of the Act... security or securities and the amount or amounts being offered, which title may include a designation as to... offering, if then disclosed in the prospectus that is part of the filed registration statement; (8)...

  12. The Research and Planning Prospectus for California Community Colleges.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    RP Group of California Community Colleges, Santa Ana.

    To help researchers and planners, college governing bodies, and state-wide entities gain perspective on myriad events and initiatives impacting California Community Colleges (CCC) and higher education in general, the Research and Planning (RP) Group for California Community Colleges developed this prospectus. The final draft prospectus identifies…

  13. 17 CFR 230.421 - Presentation of information in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ..., charts, graphs, or other design elements so long as the design is not misleading and the required... in the prospectus. You must draw the graphs and charts to scale. Any information you provide must...

  14. 17 CFR 230.421 - Presentation of information in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ..., charts, graphs, or other design elements so long as the design is not misleading and the required... in the prospectus. You must draw the graphs and charts to scale. Any information you provide must...

  15. 17 CFR 230.421 - Presentation of information in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ..., charts, graphs, or other design elements so long as the design is not misleading and the required... in the prospectus. You must draw the graphs and charts to scale. Any information you provide must...

  16. 17 CFR 230.421 - Presentation of information in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ..., charts, graphs, or other design elements so long as the design is not misleading and the required... in the prospectus. You must draw the graphs and charts to scale. Any information you provide must...

  17. 17 CFR 230.421 - Presentation of information in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ..., charts, graphs, or other design elements so long as the design is not misleading and the required... in the prospectus. You must draw the graphs and charts to scale. Any information you provide must...

  18. 17 CFR 230.154 - Delivery of prospectuses to investors at the same address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... revocation. If the individual's consent concerns delivery of the prospectus of a registered open-end... address the prospectus to the investors as a group (for example, “ABC Fund Shareholders,” “Jane Doe...

  19. 17 CFR 230.430 - Prospectus for use prior to effective date.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Form and Content of Prospectuses § 230.430 Prospectus for use prior to effective date. (a) A form of prospectus filed as a part of the registration...)(1) thereof prior to the effective date of the registration statement, provided such form...

  20. 17 CFR 230.430 - Prospectus for use prior to effective date.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Form and Content of Prospectuses § 230.430 Prospectus for use prior to effective date. (a) A form of prospectus filed as a part of the registration...)(1) thereof prior to the effective date of the registration statement, provided such form...

  1. 17 CFR 230.424 - Filing of prospectuses, number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... result in filing with the Commission by that date. (7) A form of prospectus that identifies selling... cross reference to the date(s) of the related prospectus and any prospectus supplements thereto that.... 77e(b)) with respect to the securities currently being offered or sold. The cross reference may be...

  2. 17 CFR 230.424 - Filing of prospectuses, number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... result in filing with the Commission by that date. (7) A form of prospectus that identifies selling... cross reference to the date(s) of the related prospectus and any prospectus supplements thereto that.... 77e(b)) with respect to the securities currently being offered or sold. The cross reference may be...

  3. 17 CFR 230.424 - Filing of prospectuses, number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... result in filing with the Commission by that date. (7) A form of prospectus that identifies selling... cross reference to the date(s) of the related prospectus and any prospectus supplements thereto that.... 77e(b)) with respect to the securities currently being offered or sold. The cross reference may be...

  4. 17 CFR 230.424 - Filing of prospectuses, number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... result in filing with the Commission by that date. (7) A form of prospectus that identifies selling... cross reference to the date(s) of the related prospectus and any prospectus supplements thereto that.... 77e(b)) with respect to the securities currently being offered or sold. The cross reference may be...

  5. 17 CFR 230.424 - Filing of prospectuses, number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... result in filing with the Commission by that date. (7) A form of prospectus that identifies selling... cross reference to the date(s) of the related prospectus and any prospectus supplements thereto that.... 77e(b)) with respect to the securities currently being offered or sold. The cross reference may be...

  6. Food Patterns Equivalents Database 2011-12: Methodology and User Guide

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The purpose of developing the Food Patterns Equivalents Database (FPED) 2011-12 is to convert the 8,251 foods in the Food and Nutrients Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS) 2011-12 used for the What We Eat in America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (WWEIA, NHANES) 2011-12 to 37 USD...

  7. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2011-12. First Look. NCES 2013-165

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Radwin, David; Wine, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter; Bryan, Michael

    2013-01-01

    This brief report presents selected findings about student financial aid during the 2011-12 academic year. These findings are based on data from the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), a nationally representative sample survey of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled any time between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012,…

  8. System Advisor Model, SAM 2011.12.2: General Description

    SciTech Connect

    Gilman, P.; Dobos, A.

    2012-02-01

    This document describes the capabilities of the U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory's System Advisor Model (SAM), Version 2011.12.2, released on December 2, 2011. SAM is software that models the cost and performance of renewable energy systems. Project developers, policy makers, equipment manufacturers, and researchers use graphs and tables of SAM results in the process of evaluating financial, technology, and incentive options for renewable energy projects. SAM simulates the performance of solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and conventional power systems. The financial model can represent financing structures for projects that either buy and sell electricity at retail rates (residential and commercial) or sell electricity at a price determined in a power purchase agreement (utility). Advanced analysis options facilitate parametric, sensitivity, and statistical analyses, and allow for interfacing SAM with Microsoft Excel or with other computer programs. SAM is available as a free download at http://sam.nrel.gov. Technical support and more information about the software are available on the website.

  9. WCPSS Dropout Rate: 2011-12. Data Trends. D&A Report No. 13.02

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gilleland, Kevin; Muli, Juliana

    2013-01-01

    The WCPSS dropout rate for grades 9-12 fell to 2.83 % in 2011-12, down from 3.2% in the previous year. The NC overall rate decreased in 2011-12 to 3.01% from 3.43% in 2010-11. Other large school districts in North Carolina, including Durham (3.55%), Forsyth (3.38%), and Mecklenburg (3.20%), had higher dropout rates in 2011-12 than did WCPSS, while…

  10. 36 CFR 223.83 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.83 Section 223.83 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER Timber Sale Contracts Advertisement and Bids §...

  11. 36 CFR 223.229 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.229 Section 223.229 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER Special Forest Products Advertisement and Bids §...

  12. General Prospectus of Agricultural Education for Young Men and Women.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dublin (Ireland).

    Designed to acquaint young men and women with the agricultural education programs currently available in Ireland's institutions of vocational and higher education, this prospectus describes the educational requirements, facilities, and programs under the auspices of Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Specifically, this document…

  13. 17 CFR 230.134 - Communications not deemed a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Communications not deemed a prospectus. 230.134 Section 230.134 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 General § 230.134 Communications not deemed...

  14. 36 CFR 223.229 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.229 Section 223.229 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER, SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS, AND FOREST BOTANICAL...

  15. 36 CFR 223.229 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.229 Section 223.229 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER, SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS, AND FOREST BOTANICAL...

  16. 36 CFR 223.229 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.229 Section 223.229 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER, SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS, AND FOREST BOTANICAL...

  17. 17 CFR 230.481 - Information required in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... offense. The legend may be in one of the following or other clear and concise language: Example A: The... language or other clear and understandable language: The information in this prospectus (or Statement of... Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-24). Use the following or other clear, plain language: Dealer...

  18. 17 CFR 230.481 - Information required in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... offense. The legend may be in one of the following or other clear and concise language: Example A: The... language or other clear and understandable language: The information in this prospectus (or Statement of... Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-24). Use the following or other clear, plain language: Dealer...

  19. Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 2011-12. Web Tables. NCES 2015-173

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Approximately 23 million students enrolled in undergraduate postsecondary education in the United States during the 2011-12 academic year (Simone et al. 2013). The Web Tables in this report provide a comprehensive source (2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study [NPSAS:12]) of information on the financial aid that was awarded to these…

  20. 76 FR 19875 - Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed 2011-12 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations (Preliminary...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-08

    ... Bird Hunting; Proposed 2011-12 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations (Preliminary) With Requests for Indian Tribal Proposals and Requests for 2013 Spring and Summer Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest... Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed 2011-12 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations (Preliminary) With...

  1. 17 CFR 230.154 - Delivery of prospectuses to investors at the same address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ..., if the notice is delivered separately from other communications to investors, this statement may... investors at the same address. 230.154 Section 230.154 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... prospectuses to investors at the same address. (a) Delivery of a single prospectus. If you must deliver...

  2. 17 CFR 230.498 - Summary Prospectuses for open-end management investment companies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...; toll free (or collect) telephone number; and e-mail address that investors can use to obtain the... investors directly to the Statutory Prospectus and other materials that are required to be accessible under... by other investors. (2) Contents of the Summary Prospectus. Except as otherwise provided in...

  3. 17 CFR 230.430A - Prospectus in a registration statement at the time of effectiveness.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... or fifteen business days after the effectiveness of a post-effective amendment thereto that contains... statement at the time of effectiveness. 230.430A Section 230.430A Commodity and Securities Exchanges... Prospectuses § 230.430A Prospectus in a registration statement at the time of effectiveness. (a) The form...

  4. 17 CFR 230.433 - Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... be filed that contains only ABS informational and computational materials as defined in Item 1101(a... prior such prospectus has been provided and there is no material change from the prior prospectus... conditions, of Rule 167 and Rule 426 (§§ 230.167 and 230.426). In the event that ABS informational...

  5. 17 CFR 230.433 - Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... be filed that contains only ABS informational and computational materials as defined in Item 1101(a... prior such prospectus has been provided and there is no material change from the prior prospectus... conditions, of Rule 167 and Rule 426 (§§ 230.167 and 230.426). In the event that ABS informational...

  6. 17 CFR 230.433 - Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... be filed that contains only ABS informational and computational materials as defined in Item 1101(a... prior such prospectus has been provided and there is no material change from the prior prospectus... conditions, of Rule 167 and Rule 426 (§§ 230.167 and 230.426). In the event that ABS informational...

  7. 17 CFR 230.498 - Summary Prospectuses for open-end management investment companies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... reliance on an exemptive rule adopted by the Commission. (3) Fund means an open-end management investment... Foreign Governments Or Political Subdivisions Thereof § 230.498 Summary Prospectuses for open-end... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Summary Prospectuses for...

  8. International Students in BC, 2011-12. BCTF Research Report. Section V. 2012-EF-03

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kuehn, Larry

    2012-01-01

    Tuition revenue from overseas students increased by over $9 million dollars in 2011-12 over the previous year. It reached a record amount of $138,848,821. The increased revenue reflects an increase of nearly 500 international students, reaching a total of 9,281.1 (FTE). However, the patterns of inequality continue to be reinforced, because most of…

  9. Interim Report on the Truancy Court Diversion Program in the District of Columbia, 2011-12

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cahill, Meagan; Liberman, Akiva; Cramer, Lindsey

    2012-01-01

    The Truancy Court Diversion Program (TCDP) is a voluntary program for at risk students and their parents. It combines involvement of a Family Court judge in group and individual sessions with service provision. During the 2011-12 school year, a pilot TCDP was implemented at Kramer Middle School (M.S.) and at Johnson M.S. The program attempts to…

  10. 2011-12 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Methodology Report. NCES 2012-293

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knapp, Laura G.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Ginder, Scott A.

    2012-01-01

    This report describes the universe, methods, and editing procedures used in the 2011-12 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data collection. IPEDS data consist of basic statistics on postsecondary institutions regarding tuition and fees, number and types of degrees and certificates conferred, number of students enrolled, number…

  11. Do You Need Money for College? Federal Student Aid at a Glance 2011-12

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    US Department of Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses what federal student aid is and how to apply for it. It also provides a list of federal student aid programs for 2011-12. Federal student aid comes from the federal government--specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It's money that helps a student pay for education expenses at a postsecondary school (e.g., college,…

  12. 2011-12 District Improvement Initiatives Evaluation. Eye on Evaluation. D&A Report No.12.12

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bulgakov-Cooke, Dina

    2013-01-01

    Seven district improvement initiatives were implemented in 2011-12 in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). All were well designed and coordinated, with common goal setting processes and use of common monitoring tools. All initiatives either met or partially met 2011-12 goals. Some were more successful in showing student outcomes, with the…

  13. 17 CFR 230.164 - Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... include the specified legend in a free writing prospectus as necessary to satisfy the legend condition... the legend condition; (2) The free writing prospectus is amended to include the specified legend as soon as practicable after discovery of the omitted or incorrect legend; and (3) If the free...

  14. 41 CFR 102-74.130 - When a prospectus is required, can GSA prepare a prospectus for a reimbursable alteration project?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset Services... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false When a prospectus...

  15. 41 CFR 102-74.130 - When a prospectus is required, can GSA prepare a prospectus for a reimbursable alteration project?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset Services... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false When a prospectus...

  16. 41 CFR 102-74.130 - When a prospectus is required, can GSA prepare a prospectus for a reimbursable alteration project?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset Services... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false When a prospectus...

  17. Hong Kong domestic health spending: financial years 1989/90 to 2011/12.

    PubMed

    Tin, K Y K; Tsoi, P K O; Lee, Y H; Chong, D S Y; Lam, D W S; Yeung, A Y T; Ma, E S K; Maw, C K C

    2015-06-01

    This report presents the latest estimates of Hong Kong domestic health spending for financial years 1989/90 to 2011/12, cross-stratified and categorized by financing source, provider, and function. Total expenditure on health (TEH) was HK$101 985 million in financial year 2011/12, which represents an increase of HK$8580 million or 9.2% over the preceding year. TEH grew faster relative to gross domestic product (GDP) leading to a rise in TEH as a percentage of GDP from 5.1% in 2010/11 to 5.2% in 2011/12. During the period 1989/90 to 2011/12, total health spending per capita (at constant 2012 prices) grew at an average annual rate of 4.8%, which was faster than the average annual growth rate of per capita GDP by 1.8 percentage points. In 2011/12, public and private expenditure on health increased by 8.3% and 10.0% when compared with 2010/11, reaching HK$49,262 million and HK$52,723 million respectively. Consequently, public share of total health expenditure dropped slightly from 48.7% to 48.3% over the year. Of private spending, the most important source of health financing was out-of-pocket payments by households (34.9% of TEH), followed by employer-provided group medical benefits (7.5%) and private insurance (7.4%). It is worth noting that private insurance will likely take over employers as the second largest private payer if the insurance market continues to expand at the current rate. Of the HK$101,985 million total health expenditure in 2011/12, current expenditure comprised HK$96,572 million (94.7%), whereas HK$5413 million (5.3%) was for capital expenses (ie investment in medical facilities). Analysed by health care function, services of curative care accounted for the largest share of total health spending (65.2%), which was made up of ambulatory services (33.6%), in-patient curative care (26.9%), day patient hospital services (4.1%), and home care (0.5%). Notwithstanding its small share, the total spending for day patient hospital services shows an

  18. 77 FR 69692 - Guidance on Review and Approval of Public Charter Prospectuses

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-20

    ... between the tour operator and the direct air carriers must be all-inclusive and cannot be ACMI (i.e., fuel... be accessible to the tour operator at all times. In addition, to ensure that consumers not paying in... Charter Prospectuses Notice The abrupt cessation of service by the public charter operator, Southern...

  19. 17 CFR 229.502 - (Item 502) Inside front and outside back cover pages of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false (Item 502) Inside front and outside back cover pages of prospectus. 229.502 Section 229.502 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION STANDARD INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING FORMS UNDER SECURITIES ACT OF...

  20. 17 CFR 230.134a - Options material not deemed a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Options material not deemed a prospectus. 230.134a Section 230.134a Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 General § 230.134a Options material not deemed...

  1. 36 CFR 51.5 - What information will the prospectus include?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... prospectus include? 51.5 Section 51.5 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Solicitation, Selection and Award Procedures § 51.5 What... resources of the park area; and (5) Any other minimum requirements that the new contract may...

  2. 17 CFR 230.498 - Summary Prospectuses for open-end management investment companies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Summary Prospectuses for open-end management investment companies. 230.498 Section 230.498 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Registration...

  3. 17 CFR 240.15c2-8 - Delivery of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Delivery of prospectus. 240... Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules Relating to Over-The-Counter Markets § 240.15c2-8 Delivery of... delivery requirements of section 5(b) (1) and (2) of the Securities Act of 1933. (i) This section shall...

  4. 17 CFR 240.15c2-8 - Delivery of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Delivery of prospectus. 240... Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules Relating to Over-The-Counter Markets § 240.15c2-8 Delivery of... delivery requirements of section 5(b) (1) and (2) of the Securities Act of 1933. (i) This section shall...

  5. 41 CFR 102-74.125 - Are prospectuses required for reimbursable alteration projects?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Are prospectuses required for reimbursable alteration projects? 102-74.125 Section 102-74.125 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION...

  6. 41 CFR 102-74.125 - Are prospectuses required for reimbursable alteration projects?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Are prospectuses required for reimbursable alteration projects? 102-74.125 Section 102-74.125 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION...

  7. 41 CFR 102-74.125 - Are prospectuses required for reimbursable alteration projects?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Are prospectuses required for reimbursable alteration projects? 102-74.125 Section 102-74.125 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION...

  8. 17 CFR 230.135b - Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. 230.135b Section 230.135b Commodity and Securities... § 230.135b Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. Materials meeting the requirements of § 240.9b-1 of this chapter shall not be deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy a security...

  9. 76 FR 12564 - Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2011-12 and 2012-13 Subsistence...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-08

    ...This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, methods, and means related to taking of fish and shellfish for subsistence uses in Alaska during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) completes the biennial process of revising subsistence hunting and trapping regulations in even-numbered years and subsistence fishing and shellfish......

  10. A Very Slow Recovery: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2011-12

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    Thornton, Saranna; Curtis, John W.

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the annual report on the economic status of the profession. Although the results of this year's survey of full-time faculty compensation are marginally better than they have been the last two years, 2011-12 represents the continuation of a historic low period for faculty salaries. The overall average salary for full-time…

  11. Project Enlightenment Evaluation, 2011-12. Eye on Evaluation. D&A Report No. 12.11

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    Rhea, Anisa; Baenen, Nancy; Paeplow, Colleen

    2012-01-01

    Project Enlightenment, part of the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), has been providing services to children ages birth through 5 years, their parents, and teachers in childcare and preschool settings since 1969. With a local and grant funded budget of just over 2 million dollars, staff members served about 2,400 children in 2011-12. The…

  12. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Data File Documentation. NCES 2014-182

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    Wine, Jennifer; Bryan, Michael; Siegel, Peter

    2013-01-01

    This report describes the methods and results for the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), conducted for the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Washington, DC. The following legislation authorizes this and previous cycles of NPSAS, as well as two longitudinal studies deriving…

  13. 76 FR 54715 - Western Pacific Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; 2011-12 Main Hawaiian Islands Deep...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 665 RIN 0648-XA470 Western Pacific Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; 2011-12 Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish Annual Catch...

  14. Slowing Entropy: Instructional Policy Design in New York City, 2011-12. Policy Brief #14-3

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    Supovitz, Jonathan

    2014-01-01

    How do policymakers craft policies, particularly centered on the Common Core State Standards, to be more resilient and less likely to disintegrate during enactment? Researcher Jonathan Supovitz in "Slowing Entropy: Instructional Policy Design in New York City, 2011-12" examines the design of a New York City Department of Education policy…

  15. Graduation Rates by Gender and Ethnicity/Race--2011-12 and 2012-13. Research Note 1301

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    Froman, Terry

    2014-01-01

    This report focuses on the percentages of graduates and dropouts in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools when broken down by both ethnicity/race and gender for years 2011-12 and 2012-13. The percentages in outcome categories for this report are based on a four-year adjusted cohort model. For the purposes of this report, students at the end of…

  16. Documentation to the NCES Common Core of Data Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey: School Year 2011-12. Provisional Version 1a. NCES 2014-100

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    Keaton, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    The documentation for this provisional version 1a file of the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey for SY 2011-12, contains a brief description of the data collection, along with information required to understand and access the data file. The SY 2011-12

  17. 17 CFR 229.503 - (Item 503) Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... clear, plain language. (b) Address and telephone number. Include, either on the cover page or in the... immediately follow the cover page of the prospectus or the pricing information section that immediately follows the cover page. Pricing information means price and price-related information that you may...

  18. 17 CFR 229.503 - (Item 503) Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... clear, plain language. (b) Address and telephone number. Include, either on the cover page or in the... immediately follow the cover page of the prospectus or the pricing information section that immediately follows the cover page. Pricing information means price and price-related information that you may...

  19. 17 CFR 229.503 - (Item 503) Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... clear, plain language. (b) Address and telephone number. Include, either on the cover page or in the... immediately follow the cover page of the prospectus or the pricing information section that immediately follows the cover page. Pricing information means price and price-related information that you may...

  20. 17 CFR 230.425 - Filing of certain prospectuses and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. 230.425... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. (a) All written communications made in reliance on § 230.165 are prospectuses that must be filed with...

  1. 17 CFR 229.501 - (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... your name indicates a line of business in which you are not engaged or you are engaged only to a... may use one of the following or other clear, plain language: Example A: Neither the Securities and... following or other clear, plain language: The information in this prospectus is not complete and may...

  2. 41 CFR 102-74.150 - Who submits prospectuses for the construction or alteration of public buildings to the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Who submits prospectuses for the construction or alteration of public buildings to the Congressional committees? 102-74.150 Section 102-74.150 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT...

  3. Hard Lines and Soft Scenes: Constituting Masculinities in the Prospectuses of All-Boys Elite Private Schools

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    Gottschall, Kristina; Wardman, Natasha; Edgeworth, Kathryn; Hutchesson, Rachael; Saltmarsh, Sue

    2010-01-01

    Over the last decade, education researchers have been concerned with the "impression management" activities of schools in the current climate of school corporatisation. Among these activities is the dissemination of school prospectuses that, far from being merely arbitrary sources of information, are seen as strategic texts that…

  4. 41 CFR 102-74.120 - Is a prospectus required to be submitted before emergency alterations can be performed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset Services § 102-74.120 Is... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Is a prospectus...

  5. 41 CFR 102-74.120 - Is a prospectus required to be submitted before emergency alterations can be performed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset Services § 102-74.120 Is... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Is a prospectus...

  6. 41 CFR 102-74.120 - Is a prospectus required to be submitted before emergency alterations can be performed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset Services § 102-74.120 Is... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Is a prospectus...

  7. WCPSS High School Graduation Rates: 4-Year and 5-Year Cohort Rates 2011-12. Measuring Up. D&A Report No. 13.04

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    Regan, Roger

    2013-01-01

    The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) four-year cohort graduation rate declined slightly to 80.6% in 2011-12 from 80.9% in the previous year. Disaggregated graduation rates for most racial and ethnic groups stayed nearly the same or declined slightly in 2011-12, but the rate for African-American students rose from 67.9% to 69.6%. The other…

  8. Trends in Public and Private School Principal Demographics and Qualifications: 1987-88 to 2011-12. Stats in Brief. NCES 2016-189

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hill, Jason; Ottem, Randolph; DeRoche, John

    2016-01-01

    Using data from seven administrations of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), this Statistics in Brief examines trends in public and private school principal demographics, experience, and compensation over 25 years, from 1987-88 through 2011-12. Data are drawn from the 1987-88, 1990-91, 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 survey…

  9. Risky Business and the American Climate Prospectus: Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States"

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gordon, K.; Houser, T.; Kopp, R. E., III; Hsiang, S. M.; Larsen, K.; Jina, A.; Delgado, M.; Muir-Wood, R.; Rasmussen, D.; Rising, J.; Mastrandrea, M.; Wilson, P. S.

    2014-12-01

    The United States faces a range of economic risks from global climate change - from increased flooding and storm damage, to climate-driven changes in crop yields and labor productivity, to heat-related strains on energy and public health systems. The Risky Business Project commissioned a groundbreaking new analysis of these and other climate risks by region of the country and sector of the economy. The American Climate Prospectus (ACP) links state-of-the-art climate models with econometric research of human responses to climate variability and cutting edge private sector risk assessment tools, the ACP offers decision-makers a data driven assessment of the specific risks they face. We describe the challenge, methods, findings, and policy implications of the national risk analysis, with particular focus on methodological innovations and novel insights.

  10. Estimating the limits of adaptation from historical behaviour: Insights from the American Climate Prospectus

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jina, A.; Hsiang, S. M.; Kopp, R. E., III; Rasmussen, D.; Rising, J.

    2014-12-01

    The American Climate Prospectus (ACP), the technical analysis underlying the Risky Business project, quantitatively assessed the climate risks posed to the United States' economy in a number of economic sectors [1]. The main analysis presents projections of climate impacts with an assumption of "no adaptation". Yet, historically, when the climate imposed an economic cost upon society, adaptive responses were taken to minimise these costs. These adaptive behaviours, both autonomous and planned, can be expected to occur as climate impacts increase in the future. To understand the extent to which adaptation might decrease some of the worst impacts of climate change, we empirically estimate adaptive responses. We do this in three sectors considered in the analysis - crop yield, crime, and mortality - and estimate adaptive capacity in two steps. First, looking at changes in climate impacts through time, we identify a historical rate of adaptation. Second, spatial differences in climate impacts are then used to stratify regions into more adapted or less adapted based on climate averages. As these averages change across counties in the US, we allow each to become more adapted at the rate identified in step one. We are then able to estimate the residual damages, assuming that only the historical adaptive behaviours have taken place (fig 1). Importantly, we are unable to estimate any costs associated with these adaptations, nor are we able to estimate more novel (for example, new technological discoveries) or more disruptive (for example, migration) adaptive behaviours. However, an important insight is that historical adaptive behaviours may not be capable of reducing the worst impacts of climate change. The persistence of impacts in even the most exposed areas indicates that there are non-trivial costs associated with adaptation that will need to be met from other sources or through novel behavioural changes. References: [1] T. Houser et al. (2014), American Climate

  11. Putting climate impact estimates to work: the empirical approach of the American Climate Prospectus

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jina, A.; Hsiang, S. M.; Kopp, R. E., III; Rasmussen, D.; Rising, J.

    2014-12-01

    The American Climate Prospectus (ACP), the technical analysis underlying the Risky Business project, quantitatively assesses climate risks posed to the United States' economy in a number of sectors [1]. Four of these - crop yield, crime, labor productivity, and mortality - draw upon research which identifies social impacts using contemporary variability in climate. We first identify a group of rigorous studies that use climate variability to identify responses to temperature and precipitation, while controlling for unobserved differences between locations. To incorporate multiple studies from a single sector, we employ a meta-analytical approach that draws on Bayesian methods commonly used in medical research and previously implemented in [2]. We generate a series of aggregate response functions for each sector using this meta-analytical method. We combine response functions with downscaled physical climate projections to estimate climate impacts out to the end of the century, incorporating uncertainty from statistical estimates, weather, climate models, and different emissions scenarios. Incorporating multiple studies in a single estimation framework allows us to directly compare impacts across the economy. We find that increased mortality has the largest effect on the US economy, followed by costs associated with decreased labor productivity. Agricultural losses and increases in crime contribute lesser but nonetheless substantial costs, and agriculture, notably, shows many areas benefitting from projected climate changes. The ACP also presents results throughout the 21stcentury. The dynamics of each of the impact categories differs, with, for example, mortality showing little change until the end of the century, but crime showing a monotonic increase from the present day. The ACP approach can expand to include new findings in current sectors, new sectors, and new geographical areas of interest. It represents an analytical framework that can incorporate empirical

  12. School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students - United States, 2011-12 School Year.

    PubMed

    Wheaton, Anne G; Ferro, Gabrielle A; Croft, Janet B

    2015-08-07

    Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight; not engage in daily physical activity; suffer from depressive symptoms; engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking tobacco, and using illicit drugs; and perform poorly in school. However, insufficient sleep is common among high school students, with less than one third of U.S. high school students sleeping at least 8 hours on school nights. In a policy statement published in 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged middle and high schools to modify start times as a means to enable students to get adequate sleep and improve their health, safety, academic performance, and quality of life. AAP recommended that "middle and high schools should aim for a starting time of no earlier than 8:30 a.m.". To assess state-specific distributions of public middle and high school start times and establish a pre-recommendation baseline, CDC and the U.S. Department of Education analyzed data from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). Among an estimated 39,700 public middle, high, and combined schools* in the United States, the average start time was 8:03 a.m. Overall, only 17.7% of these public schools started school at 8:30 a.m. or later. The percentage of schools with 8:30 a.m. or later start times varied greatly by state, ranging from 0% in Hawaii, Mississippi, and Wyoming to more than three quarters of schools in Alaska (76.8%) and North Dakota (78.5%). A school system start time policy of 8:30 a.m. or later provides teenage students the opportunity to achieve the 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep recommended by AAP and the 8-10 hours recommended by the National Sleep Foundation.

  13. Public School Teacher Autonomy in the Classroom across School Years 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12. Stats in Brief. NCES 2015-089

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    Sparks, Dinah; Malkus, Nat

    2015-01-01

    This Statistics in Brief explores teacher autonomy in the classroom during the 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 school years. Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), the Statistics in Brief examines a construct of teacher autonomy based on teachers' responses to six questions regarding…

  14. WWC Review of the Report "Evaluation of the i3 Scale-up of Reading Recovery Year One Report, 2011-12." What Works Clearinghouse Single Study Review

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

    For the 2013 study, "Evaluation of the i3 Scale-up of Reading Recovery Year One Report, 2011-12," researchers examined the Year 1 impacts of the Investing in Innovation (i3) scale-up of "Reading Recovery"®, a short-term intervention for struggling readers, on the reading achievement of first-grade students. The analytic sample…

  15. Education and Certification Qualifications of Public Middle Grades Teachers of Selected Subjects: Evidence from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. NCES 2015-815

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    Baldi, Stéphane; Warner-Griffin, Catharine; Tadler, Chrystine

    2015-01-01

    This report examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of middle grades teachers in public schools in selected subject areas by using data from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a sample survey of elementary and secondary schools in the United States that collects data on American public and private…

  16. Persistence and Attainment of 2011-12 First-Time Postsecondary Students after 3 Years. First Look. NCES 2016-401

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    Ifill, Nicole; Radford, Alexandria Walton; Wu, Joanna; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Wilson, David; Hill, Jason

    2016-01-01

    This report provides a "first look" at selected findings from the 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14). It is based on final data describing a nationally representative sample of undergraduates who entered postsecondary education for the first time during the 2011-12 academic year. BPS:12/14 covers the…

  17. Use of Private Loans by Postsecondary Students: Selected Years 2003-04 through 2011-12. Stats in Brief. NCEA 2017-420

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    Woo, Jennie H.; Velez, Erin Dunlop

    2016-01-01

    Statistics in Brief publications present descriptive data in tabular formats to provide useful information to a broad audience, including members of the general public. They address simple and topical issues and questions. Using data from 2011-12, this Statistics in Brief updates and expands on a previous National Center for Education Statistics…

  18. Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-311

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    Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy; Goldring, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

    This report presents selected findings from the Public School District Data File of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools and library…

  19. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Price Estimates for Attending Postsecondary Education Institutions. First Look. NCES 2014-166

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    Simone, Sean; Radwin, David; Wine, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter; Bryan, Michael

    2013-01-01

    This First Look publication provides price estimates for attending postsecondary education institutions using data from the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), the most comprehensive, nationally representative survey of student financing of postsecondary education in the United States. The survey includes about 95,000…

  20. Documentation to the NCES Common Core of Data Local Education Agency Universe Survey: School Year 2011-12. Provisional Version 1a. NCES 2014-035

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    Keaton, Patrick

    2014-01-01

    This documentation is for the provisional version 1a file of the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) Local Education Agency (LEA) Universe Survey for SY 2011-12. It contains a brief description of the data collection, along with information required to understand and access the data file. The CCD is a…

  1. Reaching the Limit: Undergraduates Who Borrow the Maximum Amount in Federal Direct Loans: 2011-12. Stats in Brief. NCES 2016-408

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    Woo, Jennie; Horn, Laura

    2016-01-01

    As college costs continue to rise, students and their families increasingly rely on federal loans to help pay for college expenses. In 2011-12, over half of all undergraduates (52 percent) had borrowed money from the federal government to fund their education, compared with just over one-quarter (27 percent) in 1989-90, some 2 decades. Although…

  2. Prospectus 1999

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Holmes, Jon L.; Gettys, Nancy S.

    1999-01-01

    We begin 1999 with a message to all Journal subscribers about our plans for JCE Software and what you will be seeing in this column as the year progresses. Series News JCE Software will continue to publish individual programs, one to an issue as they become ready for distribution. The old Series B, C, and D designations no longer exist. Regular Issue numbers for 1999 will start with 99, and end with M for Mac OS, W for Windows, or MW for programs that will run under both the Mac OS and Windows. Windows programs will be compatible with Windows 95/98 and may or may not be compatible with Windows 3.1. Special Issues, such as CD-ROMs and videotapes will continue to be designated with SP followed by a number. Publication Plans for 1999 Periodic Table Live! Second Edition Periodic Table Live! Second Edition is a new version of one of JCE Software's most popular publications. The best features of Illustrated Periodic Table (1) for Windows and Chemistry Navigator (2) for Mac OS are combined in a new HTML-based, multimedia presentation format. Together with the video from Periodic Table Videodisc (3), digitized to take advantage of new features available in QuickTime 3 (4), the new Periodic Table Live! will be easy to use with complete features available to both Windows and Mac OS user. Chemistry Comes Alive! The Chemistry Comes Alive! (CCA!) series continues in 1999 with CD-ROMs for Mac OS and Windows. Like the first two volumes (5,6), new CDs will contain video and animations of chemical reactions, including clips from our videodiscs ChemDemos (7), ChemDemos II (8), and Titration Techniques (9). Other clips are new, available for the first time in Chemistry Comes Alive! New CCA! CDs will be made available in two varieties for individual users, one to take advantage of the high-quality video that can be displayed by new, faster computers, and another that will play well on older, slower models. In addition, a third variation for network licensing will include video optimized for delivery via the World Wide Web. If all goes according to plan, two new CCA! volumes will be announced in 1999, and CCA! 1 and CCA! 2 will be updated to take advantage of the latest digital video technology. Chem Pages Chem Pages, Laboratory Techniques, was developed by the New Traditions Curriculum Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is an HTML-based CD-ROM for Mac OS and Windows that contains lessons and tutorials to prepare introductory chemistry students to work in the laboratory. It includes text, photographs, computer graphics, animations, digital video, and voice narration to introduce students to the laboratory equipment and procedures. Regular Issues Programs that have been accepted for publication as Regular Issues in 1999 include a gas chromatography simulation for Windows 95 by Bruce Armitage, a collection of lessons on torsional rotation for organic chemistry students by Ronald Starkey, and a tutorial on pericyclic reactions, also for organic chemistry, by Albert Lee, C. T. So, and C. L. Chan. We have had many recent submissions and submissions of work in progress. In 1999 we will work with the authors and our peer-reviewers to complete and publish these submissions. Submissions include Multimedia Problems for General Chemistry by David Whisnant, lessons on point groups and crystallography by Margaret Kastner, et al., a mass spectrum simulator by Stephen W. Bigger and Robert A. Craig, a tutorial for introductory chemistry on determining the pH of very dilute acid and base solutions by Paul Mihas and George Papageorgiou, and many others. Also under development by the JCE Software staff are The General Chemistry Collection (instructor's edition) CD-ROM along with an updated student edition. An Invitation In collaboration with JCE Online we plan to make available in 1999 support files for JCE Software. These will include not only troubleshooting tips and technical support notes, but also supporting information such as lessons, specific assignments, and activities using JCE Software publications submitted by users. All JCE Software users are invited to contribute to this area. Get in touch with JCE Software and let us know how you are using our materials so that we can share your ideas with others! Although the word software is in our name, many of our publications are not traditional software. We also publish video on videotape, videodisc, and CD-ROM and electronic documents (Mathcad and Mathematica, spreadsheet files and macros, HTML documents, and PowerPoint presentations). Most chemistry instructors who use a computer in their teaching have created or considered creating one or more of these for their classes. If you have an original computer presentation, electronic document, animation, video, or any other item that is not printed text it is probably an appropriate submission for JCE Software. By publishing your work in any branch of the Journal of Chemical Education, you will share your efforts with chemistry instructors and students all over the world and get professional recognition for your achievements. Literature Cited 1. Schatz, P. F.; Moore, J. W.; Holmes, J. L. Illustrated Periodic Table; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1995, 2D2. 2. Kotz. J. C.; Young, S. Chemistry Navigator; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1995, 6C2. 3. Banks, A. Periodic Table Videodisc, 2nd ed.; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1996, SP1. 4. QuickTime 3.0, Apple Computer, Inc.: 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014-2084. 5. Jacobsen, J. J.; Moore, J. W. Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volume 1; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1997, SP 18. 6. Jacobsen, J. J.; Moore, J. W. Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volume 2; Chem. Educ. Software 1998, SP 21. 7. Moore, J. W.; Jacobsen, J. J.; Hunsberger, L. R.; Gammon, S. D.; Jetzer, K. H.; Zimmerman, J. ChemDemos Videodisc; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1994, SP 8. 8. Moore, J. W.; Jacobsen, J. J.; Jetzer, K. H.; Gilbert, G.; Mattes, F.; Phillips, D.; Lisensky, G.; Zweerink, G. ChemDemos II; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1996, SP 14. 9. Jacobsen, J. J.; Jetzer, K. H.; Patani, N.; Zimmerman, J. Titration Techniques Videodisc; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1995, SP 9. JCE Software CD-ROMs In addition to more than 100 traditional computer programs and videodiscs, JCE Software has published nine CD-ROMs and four videotapes. Recently published CDs now available include:

    • JCE CD 98
    • Solid State Resources, 2nd Edition
    • General Chemistry Collection, 2nd Edition (Student Edition)
    • Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volumes 1 and 2
    • Flying over Atoms
    Below are some images from JCE Software CD-ROMs. Information for all CDs can be found on our WWW site. Ordering and Information JCE Software is a publication of the Journal of Chemical Education. There is an order form inserted in this issue that provides prices and other ordering information. If this card is not available or if you need additional information, contact: JCE Software, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1396 phone: 608/262-5153 or 800/991-5534 fax: 608/265-8094; email: jcesoft@chem.wisc.edu Information about all of our publications (including abstracts, descriptions, updates) is available from our World Wide Web site. http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCESoft/

  3. Prospectus 2000

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Holmes, Jon L.; Gettys, Nancy S.

    2000-01-01

    We begin 2000 with a message about our plans for JCE Software and what you will be seeing in this column as the year progresses. Floppy Disk --> CD-ROM Most software today is distributed on CD-ROM or by downloading from the Internet. Several new computers no longer include a floppy disk drive as "standard equipment". Today's software no longer fits on one or two floppies (the installation software alone can require two disks) and the cost of reproducing and distributing several disks is prohibitive. In short, distribution of software on floppy disks is no longer practical. Therefore, JCE Software will distribute all new software publications on CD-ROM rather than on disks. Regular Issues --> Collections Distribution of all our software on CD-ROM allows us to extend our concept of software collections that we started with the General Chemistry Collection. Such collections will contain all the previously published software that is still "in print" (i.e., is compatible with current operating systems and hardware) and any new programs that fall under the topic of the collection. Proposed topics in addition to General Chemistry currently include Advanced Chemistry, Instrument and Laboratory Simulations, and Spectroscopy. Eventually, all regular issues will be replaced by these collections, which will be updated annually or semiannually with new programs and updates to existing programs. Abstracts for all new programs will continue to appear in this column when a collection or its update is ready for publication. We will continue to offer special issues of single larger programs (e.g. Periodic Table Live!, Chemistry Comes Alive! volumes) on CD-ROM and video on videotape. Connect with Your Students outside Class JCE Software has always offered network licenses to allow instructors to make our software available to students in computer labs, but that model no longer fits the way many instructors and students work with computers. Many students (or their families) own a personal computer allowing them much more flexibility than a campus computer lab. Many instructors utilize the World Wide Web, creating HTML pages for students to use. JCE Software has options available to take advantage of both of these developments. Software Adoption To provide students who own computers access to JCE Software programs, consider adopting one or more of our CD-ROMs as you would a textbook. The General Chemistry Collection has been adopted by several general chemistry courses. We can arrange to bundle CDs with laboratory manuals or to be sold separately to students through the campus bookstore. The cost per CD can be quite low (as little as $5) when large numbers are ordered, making this a cost-effective method of allowing students access to the software they need whenever and wherever they desire. Web-Ready Publications Several JCE Software programs use HTML to present the material. Viewed with the ubiquitous Internet Browser, HTML is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows (as well most other current operating systems) and provides a flexible hypermedia interface that is familiar to an increasing number of instructors and students. HTML-based publications are also ready for use on local intranets, with appropriate licensing, and can be readily incorporated into other HTML-based materials. Already published in this format are: Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volumes 1 and 2 (Special Issues 18 and 21), Flying over Atoms (Special Issue 19), and Periodic Table Live! Second Edition (Special Issue 17). Solid State Resources Second Edition (Special Issue 12) and Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volume 3 (Special Issue 23) will be available soon. Other submissions being developed in HTML format include ChemPages Laboratory and Multimedia General Chemistry Problems. Contact the JCE Software office to learn about licensing alternatives that take advantage of the World Wide Web. Periodic Table Live! 2nd ed. is one of JCE Software's "Web-ready" publications. Publication Plans for 2000 We have several exciting new issues planned for publication in the coming year. Chemistry Comes Alive! The Chemistry Comes Alive! (CCA!) series continues with additional CD-ROMs for Mac OS and Windows. Each volume in this series contains video and animations of chemical reactions that can be easily incorporated into your own computer-based presentations. Our digital video now uses state-of-the-art compression that yields higher quality video with smaller file sizes and data rates more suited for WWW delivery. Video for Periodic Table Live! 2nd edition, Chemistry Comes Alive! Volumes 3, ChemPages Laboratory, and Multimedia General Chemistry Problems use this new format. We will be releasing updates of CCA! Volumes 1 and 2 to take advantage of this new technology. We are very pleased with the results and think you will be also. The reaction of aluminum with chlorine is included in Chemistry Comes Alive! Volume 3. ChemPages Laboratory ChemPages Laboratory, developed by the New Traditions Curriculum Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is an HTML-based CD-ROM for Mac OS and Windows that contains lessons and tutorials to prepare introductory chemistry students to work in the laboratory. It includes text, photographs, computer graphics, animations, digital video, and voice narration to introduce students to the laboratory equipment and procedures. ChemPages Laboratory teaches introductory chemistry students about laboratory instruments, equipment, and procedures. Versatile Video Video demonstrating the "drinking bird" is included in the Chemistry Comes Alive! video collection. Video from this collection can be incorporated into many other projects. As an example, David Whisnant has used the drinking bird in his Multimedia General Chemistry Problems, where students view the video and are asked to explain why the bird bobs up and down. JCE Software anticipates publication of Multimedia General Chemistry Problems on CD-ROM for Mac OS and Windows in 2000. It will be "Web-ready". General Chemistry Collection, 4th Edition The General Chemistry Collection will be revised early in the summer and CDs will be shipped in time for fall adoptions. The 4th edition will include JCE Software publications for general chemistry published in 1999, as well as any programs for general chemistry accepted in 2000. Regular Issues We have had many recent submissions and submissions of work in progress. In 2000 we will work with the authors and our peer-reviewers to complete and publish these submissions individually or as part of a software collection on CD-ROM. An Invitation In collaboration with JCE Online we plan to make available in 2000 more support files for JCE Software. These will include not only troubleshooting tips and technical support notes, but also supporting information submitted by users such as lessons, specific assignments, and activities using JCE Software publications. All JCE Software users are invited to contribute to this area. Get in touch with JCE Software and let us know how you are using our materials so that we can share your ideas with others! Although the word software is in our name, many of our publications are not traditional software. We also publish video on videotape, videodisc, and CD-ROM and electronic documents (Mathcad and Mathematica, spreadsheet files and macros, HTML documents, and PowerPoint presentations). Most chemistry instructors who use a computer in their teaching have created or considered creating one or more of these for their classes. If you have an original computer presentation, electronic document, animation, video, or any other item that is not printed text it is probably an appropriate submission for JCE Software. By publishing your work in any branch of the Journal of Chemical Education, you will share your efforts with chemistry instructors and students all over the world and get professional recognition for your achievements. All JCE Software publications are Y2K compliant.

  4. Managing U.S. climate risk through mitigation: Insights from the American Climate Prospectus

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    Kopp, R. E., III; Hsiang, S. M.; Houser, T.; Larsen, K.; Rasmussen, D. M., Jr.; Jina, A.; Rising, J.; Delgado, M.; Mohan, S.; Muir-Wood, R.; Wilson, P. S.

    2014-12-01

    The American Climate Prospectus (ACP), the technical analysis underlying the Risky Business project, quantitatively assessed the economic risks posed to the United States by six categories of climate change impacts: crop yield, energy demand, coastal storm damage, criminal activity, labor productivity, and mortality [1]. At a national level, measured by impact on gross domestic product, increased mortality and decreased labor productivity pose the large risks, followed by increased energy demand and coastal damages. Changes in crop yield and crime have smaller impacts. The ACP was not intended to conduct a benefit-cost analysis of climate change mitigation. It assessed the economic consequences of future impacts on an economy with a structure equivalent to that of the current economy, not accounting for socio-economic development and adaptation, and did not assess the cost of mitigation. One of its primary goals was to inform adaptation decisions that are conventionally considered 'endogenous' in economic analyses of climate change. Nonetheless, its results provide insight into the potential of mitigation to manage climate risk. Differences between RCP 8.5 (moderately-high business-as-usual emissions), RCP 4.5 (moderate mitigation) and RCP 2.6 (extremely strong mitigation) are not apparent until mid-century and become significant only late in the century. For all impacts except coastal damages, mitigation significantly reduces uncertainty in late-century impact estimates. Nationally, mitigation significantly and monotonically reduces median projected labor productivity losses and violent crime. Switching from RCP 8.5 to RCP 4.5 also significantly reduces median projections of mortality and energy demand, but the domestic value to the U.S. of further mitigation to RCP 2.6 is less clear. The marginal benefits decline in part because some regions of the country (especially the Northwest) may experience increased crop yields, reduced mortality, and reduced energy

  5. The American Climate Prospectus: a risk-centered analysis of the economic impacts of climate change

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    Jina, A.; Houser, T.; Hsiang, S. M.; Kopp, R. E., III; Delgado, M.; Larsen, K.; Mohan, S.; Rasmussen, D.; Rising, J.; Wilson, P. S.; Muir-Wood, R.

    2014-12-01

    The American Climate Prospectus (ACP), the analysis underlying the Risky Business project, quantitatively assessed the climate risks posed to the United States' economy in six sectors - crop yields, energy demand, coastal property, crime, labor productivity, and mortality [1]. The ACP is unique in its characterization of the full probability distribution of economic impacts of climate change throughout the 21st century, making it an extremely useful basis for risk assessments. Three key innovations allow for this characterization. First, climate projections from CMIP5 models are scaled to a temperature probability distribution derived from a coarser climate model (MAGICC). This allows a more accurate representation of the whole distribution of future climates (in particular the tails) than a simple ensemble average. These are downscaled both temporally and spatially. Second, a set of local sea level rise and tropical cyclone projections are used in conjunction with the most detailed dataset of coastal property in the US in order to capture the risks of rising seas and storm surge. Third, we base many of our sectors on empirically-derived responses to temperature and precipitation. Each of these dose-response functions is resampled many times to populate a statistical distribution. Combining these with uncertainty in emissions scenario, climate model, and weather, we create the full probability distribution of climate impacts from county up to national levels, as well as model the effects upon the economy as a whole. Results are presented as likelihood ranges, as well as changes to return intervals of extreme events. The ACP analysis allows us to compare between sectors to understand the magnitude of required policy responses, and also to identify risks through time. Many sectors displaying large impacts at the end of the century, like those of mortality, have smaller changes in the near-term, due to non-linearities in the response functions. Other sectors, like

  6. Schwann cell transplantation for spinal cord injury repair: its significant therapeutic potential and prospectus.

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    Kanno, Haruo; Pearse, Damien D; Ozawa, Hiroshi; Itoi, Eiji; Bunge, Mary Bartlett

    2015-01-01

    Transplantation of Schwann cells (SCs) is a promising therapeutic strategy for spinal cord repair. The introduction of SCs into the injured spinal cord has been shown to reduce tissue loss, promote axonal regeneration, and facilitate myelination of axons for improved sensorimotor function. The pathology of spinal cord injury (SCI) comprises multiple processes characterized by extensive cell death, development of a milieu inhibitory to growth, and glial scar formation, which together limits axonal regeneration. Many studies have suggested that significant functional recovery following SCI will not be possible with a single therapeutic strategy. The use of additional approaches with SC transplantation may be needed for successful axonal regeneration and sufficient functional recovery after SCI. An example of such a combination strategy with SC transplantation has been the complementary administration of neuroprotective agents/growth factors, which improves the effect of SCs after SCI. Suspension of SCs in bioactive matrices can also enhance transplanted SC survival and increase their capacity for supporting axonal regeneration in the injured spinal cord. Inhibition of glial scar formation produces a more permissive interface between the SC transplant and host spinal cord for axonal growth. Co-transplantation of SCs and other types of cells such as olfactory ensheathing cells, bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells, and neural stem cells can be a more effective therapy than transplantation of SCs alone following SCI. This article reviews some of the evidence supporting the combination of SC transplantation with additional strategies for SCI repair and presents a prospectus for achieving better outcomes for persons with SCI.

  7. Prospectus: towards the development of high-fidelity models of wall turbulence at large Reynolds number

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    Klewicki, J. C.; Chini, G. P.; Gibson, J. F.

    2017-01-01

    Recent and on-going advances in mathematical methods and analysis techniques, coupled with the experimental and computational capacity to capture detailed flow structure at increasingly large Reynolds numbers, afford an unprecedented opportunity to develop realistic models of high Reynolds number turbulent wall-flow dynamics. A distinctive attribute of this new generation of models is their grounding in the Navier–Stokes equations. By adhering to this challenging constraint, high-fidelity models ultimately can be developed that not only predict flow properties at high Reynolds numbers, but that possess a mathematical structure that faithfully captures the underlying flow physics. These first-principles models are needed, for example, to reliably manipulate flow behaviours at extreme Reynolds numbers. This theme issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A provides a selection of contributions from the community of researchers who are working towards the development of such models. Broadly speaking, the research topics represented herein report on dynamical structure, mechanisms and transport; scale interactions and self-similarity; model reductions that restrict nonlinear interactions; and modern asymptotic theories. In this prospectus, the challenges associated with modelling turbulent wall-flows at large Reynolds numbers are briefly outlined, and the connections between the contributing papers are highlighted. This article is part of the themed issue ‘Toward the development of high-fidelity models of wall turbulence at large Reynolds number’. PMID:28167585

  8. Prospectus: towards the development of high-fidelity models of wall turbulence at large Reynolds number

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    Klewicki, J. C.; Chini, G. P.; Gibson, J. F.

    2017-03-01

    Recent and on-going advances in mathematical methods and analysis techniques, coupled with the experimental and computational capacity to capture detailed flow structure at increasingly large Reynolds numbers, afford an unprecedented opportunity to develop realistic models of high Reynolds number turbulent wall-flow dynamics. A distinctive attribute of this new generation of models is their grounding in the Navier-Stokes equations. By adhering to this challenging constraint, high-fidelity models ultimately can be developed that not only predict flow properties at high Reynolds numbers, but that possess a mathematical structure that faithfully captures the underlying flow physics. These first-principles models are needed, for example, to reliably manipulate flow behaviours at extreme Reynolds numbers. This theme issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A provides a selection of contributions from the community of researchers who are working towards the development of such models. Broadly speaking, the research topics represented herein report on dynamical structure, mechanisms and transport; scale interactions and self-similarity; model reductions that restrict nonlinear interactions; and modern asymptotic theories. In this prospectus, the challenges associated with modelling turbulent wall-flows at large Reynolds numbers are briefly outlined, and the connections between the contributing papers are highlighted.

  9. 17 CFR 230.426 - Filing of certain prospectuses under § 230.167 in connection with certain offerings of asset...

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    2010-04-01

    ... communications made in reliance on § 230.167 are prospectuses that must be filed with the Commission in... prospective investors under the following conditions: (i) If a prospective investor has indicated to the... to such prospective investor; and (ii) For any other prospective investor, all materials provided...

  10. Starry Eyes and Subservient Selves: Portraits of "Well-Rounded" Girlhood in the Prospectuses of All-Girl Elite Private Schools

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    Wardman, Natasha; Hutchesson, Rachael; Gottschall, Kristina; Drew, Christopher; Saltmarsh, Sue

    2010-01-01

    This article continues a discussion about the ways in which gender is constructed in the aesthetic presentation and impression management strategies of elite private schools. While before we focused on the construction and promotion of valorised masculinities in elite private boys school prospectuses (Gottschall, Wardman, Edgeworth, Hutchesson…

  11. Current and Future Experimental Strategies for Structural Analysis of Trichothecene Mycotoxins-A Prospectus

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    Shank, Roxanne A.; Foroud, Nora A.; Hazendonk, Paul; Eudes, François; Blackwell, Barbara A.

    2011-01-01

    Fungal toxins, such as those produced by members of the order Hypocreales, have widespread effects on cereal crops, resulting in yield losses and the potential for severe disease and mortality in humans and livestock. Among the most toxic are the trichothecenes. Trichothecenes have various detrimental effects on eukaryotic cells including an interference with protein production and the disruption of nucleic acid synthesis. However, these toxins can have a wide range of toxicity depending on the system. Major differences in the phytotoxicity and cytotoxicity of these mycotoxins are observed for individual members of the class, and variations in toxicity are observed among different species for each individual compound. Furthermore, while diverse toxicological effects are observed throughout the whole cellular system upon trichothecene exposure, the mechanism of toxicity is not well understood. In order to comprehend how these toxins interact with the cell, we must first have an advanced understanding of their structure and dynamics. The structural analysis of trichothecenes was a subject of major interest in the 1980s, and primarily focused on crystallographic and solution-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopic studies. Recent advances in structural determination through solution- and solid-state NMR, as well as computation based molecular modeling is leading to a resurgent interest in the structure of these and other mycotoxins, with the focus shifting in the direction of structural dynamics. The purpose of this work is to first provide a brief overview of the structural data available on trichothecenes and a characterization of the methods commonly employed to obtain such information. A summary of the current understanding of the relationship between structure and known function of these compounds is also presented. Finally, a prospectus on the application of new emerging structural methods on these and other related systems is discussed. PMID

  12. Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: a tutorial review and prospectus.

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    Kershenbaum, Arik; Blumstein, Daniel T; Roch, Marie A; Akçay, Çağlar; Backus, Gregory; Bee, Mark A; Bohn, Kirsten; Cao, Yan; Carter, Gerald; Cäsar, Cristiane; Coen, Michael; DeRuiter, Stacy L; Doyle, Laurance; Edelman, Shimon; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; Freeberg, Todd M; Garland, Ellen C; Gustison, Morgan; Harley, Heidi E; Huetz, Chloé; Hughes, Melissa; Hyland Bruno, Julia; Ilany, Amiyaal; Jin, Dezhe Z; Johnson, Michael; Ju, Chenghui; Karnowski, Jeremy; Lohr, Bernard; Manser, Marta B; McCowan, Brenda; Mercado, Eduardo; Narins, Peter M; Piel, Alex; Rice, Megan; Salmi, Roberta; Sasahara, Kazutoshi; Sayigh, Laela; Shiu, Yu; Taylor, Charles; Vallejo, Edgar E; Waller, Sara; Zamora-Gutierrez, Veronica

    2016-02-01

    Animal acoustic communication often takes the form of complex sequences, made up of multiple distinct acoustic units. Apart from the well-known example of birdsong, other animals such as insects, amphibians, and mammals (including bats, rodents, primates, and cetaceans) also generate complex acoustic sequences. Occasionally, such as with birdsong, the adaptive role of these sequences seems clear (e.g. mate attraction and territorial defence). More often however, researchers have only begun to characterise - let alone understand - the significance and meaning of acoustic sequences. Hypotheses abound, but there is little agreement as to how sequences should be defined and analysed. Our review aims to outline suitable methods for testing these hypotheses, and to describe the major limitations to our current and near-future knowledge on questions of acoustic sequences. This review and prospectus is the result of a collaborative effort between 43 scientists from the fields of animal behaviour, ecology and evolution, signal processing, machine learning, quantitative linguistics, and information theory, who gathered for a 2013 workshop entitled, 'Analysing vocal sequences in animals'. Our goal is to present not just a review of the state of the art, but to propose a methodological framework that summarises what we suggest are the best practices for research in this field, across taxa and across disciplines. We also provide a tutorial-style introduction to some of the most promising algorithmic approaches for analysing sequences. We divide our review into three sections: identifying the distinct units of an acoustic sequence, describing the different ways that information can be contained within a sequence, and analysing the structure of that sequence. Each of these sections is further subdivided to address the key questions and approaches in that area. We propose a uniform, systematic, and comprehensive approach to studying sequences, with the goal of clarifying

  13. Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: a tutorial review and prospectus

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    Kershenbaum, Arik; Blumstein, Daniel T.; Roch, Marie A.; Akçay, Çağlar; Backus, Gregory; Bee, Mark A.; Bohn, Kirsten; Cao, Yan; Carter, Gerald; Cäsar, Cristiane; Coen, Michael; DeRuiter, Stacy L.; Doyle, Laurance; Edelman, Shimon; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; Freeberg, Todd M.; Garland, Ellen C.; Gustison, Morgan; Harley, Heidi E.; Huetz, Chloé; Hughes, Melissa; Bruno, Julia Hyland; Ilany, Amiyaal; Jin, Dezhe Z.; Johnson, Michael; Ju, Chenghui; Karnowski, Jeremy; Lohr, Bernard; Manser, Marta B.; McCowan, Brenda; Mercado, Eduardo; Narins, Peter M.; Piel, Alex; Rice, Megan; Salmi, Roberta; Sasahara, Kazutoshi; Sayigh, Laela; Shiu, Yu; Taylor, Charles; Vallejo, Edgar E.; Waller, Sara; Zamora-Gutierrez, Veronica

    2015-01-01

    Animal acoustic communication often takes the form of complex sequences, made up of multiple distinct acoustic units. Apart from the well-known example of birdsong, other animals such as insects, amphibians, and mammals (including bats, rodents, primates, and cetaceans) also generate complex acoustic sequences. Occasionally, such as with birdsong, the adaptive role of these sequences seems clear (e.g. mate attraction and territorial defence). More often however, researchers have only begun to characterise – let alone understand – the significance and meaning of acoustic sequences. Hypotheses abound, but there is little agreement as to how sequences should be defined and analysed. Our review aims to outline suitable methods for testing these hypotheses, and to describe the major limitations to our current and near-future knowledge on questions of acoustic sequences. This review and prospectus is the result of a collaborative effort between 43 scientists from the fields of animal behaviour, ecology and evolution, signal processing, machine learning, quantitative linguistics, and information theory, who gathered for a 2013 workshop entitled, “Analysing vocal sequences in animals”. Our goal is to present not just a review of the state of the art, but to propose a methodological framework that summarises what we suggest are the best practices for research in this field, across taxa and across disciplines. We also provide a tutorial-style introduction to some of the most promising algorithmic approaches for analysing sequences. We divide our review into three sections: identifying the distinct units of an acoustic sequence, describing the different ways that information can be contained within a sequence, and analysing the structure of that sequence. Each of these sections is further subdivided to address the key questions and approaches in that area. We propose a uniform, systematic, and comprehensive approach to studying sequences, with the goal of clarifying

  14. Sudden and Fulminant Deaths of Healthy Children in Italy During the 2010-11 and 2011-12 Seasons: Results of an Online Study

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    Prandoni, Stefano

    2012-01-01

    The 2009 pandemic in Italy has been viewed as a false alarm, and it has not been properly understood based on historical precedents and more in-depth studies that have been conducted in other countries. Some of these studies have pointed to a phenomenon of sudden and fulminant death among healthy children, which is not the sole prerogative of pandemic influenza, but was, in 2009, a more frequent occurrence than in previous years. The purpose of this study is to gather such cases occurring during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. Google Search was used in order to find cases of children and teens with no reported preexisting conditions of relevance and who died suddenly and unexpectedly after exhibiting flu-like symptoms during the two seasons. During the 2010-11 season, 29 deaths were found to meet the above conditions, 18 of which were fulminant and 11 sudden. For the 2011-12 season, there were ten such cases: five fulminant and five sudden. Most of these cases occurred during the period of maximum circulation of the flu virus. Fulminant deaths were three times more frequent during 2010-11 season and involved children of a higher average age than the more recent season. It is not possible to come to any definite conclusions, but there is reason to suspect that the driver of this significant increase may be the A(H1N1)pdm09 virus. Regardless of how reading these results, it is advisable that the surveillance systems be strengthened and more recent study techniques be adopted in order to determine the causes of similar deaths in the future. Acknowledgments Prof. Gaetano Thiene, Department of Medical Diagnostic Sciences and Special Therapies, University of Padua; Prof. Paolo Prandoni, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua; Prof. Pierluigi Lopalco, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Stockholm; Sharon Sanders, Editor-in-Chief & President of the International FluTrackers Forum; Giuseppe Michieli, Director of the Italian

  15. Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Library Media Centers in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-315

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    Bitterman, Amy; Gray, Lucinda; Goldring, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

    This report presents selected findings from the Public School Library Media Center Data File of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools…

  16. Education and Certification Qualifications of Departmentalized Public High School-Level Teachers of Selected Subjects: Evidence from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. NCES 2015-814

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    Hill, Jason; Stearns, Christina

    2015-01-01

    This report examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of public high school-level teachers of departmentalized classes in selected subject areas by using data from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), a sample survey of elementary and secondary schools in the United States. SASS collects data on American public and…

  17. Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-312

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    Bitterman, Amy; Gray, Lucinda; Goldring, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

    This report presents selected findings from the Public School and Private School Data Files of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools…

  18. Public High School Four-Year On-Time Graduation Rates and Event Dropout Rates: School Years 2010-11 and 2011-12. First Look. NCES 2014-391

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    Stetser, Marie C.; Stillwell, Robert

    2014-01-01

    This National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) First Look report introduces new data for two separate measures of 4-year on-time graduation rates as well as event dropout rates for school year (SY) 2010-11 and SY 2011-12. Specifically this report provides the following: (1) Four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) data reported by…

  19. State, District, and School Implementation of Reforms Promoted under the Recovery Act: 2009-10 through 2011-12. The Final Report from Charting the Progress of Education Reform: An Evaluation of the Recovery Act's Role. NCEE 2015-4016

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    Troppe, Patricia; Milanowski, Anthony; Garrison-Mogren, Roberta; Webber, Ann; Gutmann, Babette; Reisner, Elizabeth; Goertz, Margaret

    2015-01-01

    This report, based on surveys completed by all 50 State Education Agencies (SEAs) and the District of Columbia (DC) and nationally representative samples of districts and schools during spring 2011 and 2012, examines implementation of the key education reform strategies promoted by the Recovery Act in 2011-12, the extent to which implementation…

  20. Factors Associated with Testing and Prompt Use of Recommended Antimalarials following Malaria Diagnosis: A Secondary Analysis of 2011-12 Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey Data

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    Adinan, Juma; Damian, Damian J.; Msuya, Sia E.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Malaria is still a public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria causes mortality mostly in children under-five years. Early detection and prompt treatment using recommended antimalarials is key to malaria control. However, in Tanzania, contrary to the national goals, a large proportion of children with fever taken to health facilities are not tested for malaria and those tested positive are not promptly treated using recommended antimalarials. The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with malaria testing and prompt use of recommended antimalarials among under-five children with fever in Tanzania. Methods This was a secondary analysis of Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey (THMIS) data 2011-12 obtained from a national cross sectional survey. The analysis involved children aged 6-59 months whose mothers reported they had fever two weeks preceding the survey. Factors associated with testing and uses of recommended antimalarials were obtained using logistic regression. Results Of the 1675 under-five children with fever, 951 (56.8%) were taken to the health facilities. Of the 951 children, only 394 (41.48%) febrile children were tested for malaria. Of those tested, 291 (78.91%) were diagnosed with malaria. Of those diagnosed with malaria, only 124 (42.68%) children used recommended antimalarials within 1st 24 hours of diagnosis. In multivariate analysis, children taken to health centers (OR 1.79; 95%CI: 1.07 - 3.00) and to the hospitals (OR 3.4; 95%CI: 1.75 - 6.77) had higher odds of being tested compared to those taken to dispensary and other lower level health facilities. Children were more likely to use recommended antimalarial promptly if they had a caretaker with secondary or higher education (OR: 4.07; 95%CI: 0.61 - 2.68) or living in the rural area (OR: 3.21; 95%CI: 1.09 - 9.44) compared to those with an uneducated caretaker or from an urban area. Conclusion Training on malaria testing and treatment guidelines should be

  1. OBOE containment prospectus

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    Burkhard, N R

    1999-11-19

    The OBOE series of experiments presents a new fielding concept for LLNL subcritical experiments. An experimental alcove will be reused for many different experiments. Each individual experiment will be conducted within a steel experimental vessel. After each experiment, the vessel will be moved to the back of the alcove and entombed in grout. The alcove is designed with sufficient space to entomb 12 experiment vessels. Each experiment in the OBOE series of experiments is composed of one experimental package. Each experimental package will have high explosive (HE) and special nuclear material (SNM) in a subcritical assembly. Each experimental package will be placed in a steel experimental vessel within the OBOE zero-room. Each experiment will be detonated inside its experimental vessel in the OBOE zero-room that is formed by a steel and concrete barrier at the entrance to the U1a.102C drift. The containment plan for the OBOE series of experiments utilizes a two containment vessel concept. The first containment vessel is formed by the primary containment barrier that seals the U1a.102C drift. The second containment vessel is formed by the secondary containment barrier in the U1a.100 drift. While it is likely that the experiment vessel will contain the SNM from an experiment, the containment plan for the OBOE series only assumes that the steel experiment vessel provides shock mitigation and is a heat sink for the heat produced by the detonation of the HE. It is possible that one or more of the experimental vessels may seep SNM in the zero-room from a failure of a seal on the vessel. We are presenting a containment plan for the entire series of OBOE experiments. At this time, we do not know exactly how many experiments will actually be conducted in the OBOE series. However, we do know that the maximum number of experiments in the OBOE series is 12. After the final experiment in the OBOE series, a larger experiment will be conducted in the U1a.102C alcove. This experiment will not be part of the OBOE series and a separate containment plan will be presented to the CRP for this experiment. We do not intend to present individual containment plans for each experiment of the OBOE series as long as each experiment falls within the parameters given in this document. If an experiment in the OBOE series falls outside the parameters given in this document, a containment plan for that experiment will be presented to the CRP for a full review.

  2. Real-time real-world analysis of seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness: method development and assessment of a population-based cohort in Stockholm County, Sweden, seasons 2011/12 to 2014/15

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    Leval, Amy; Hergens, Maria Pia; Persson, Karin; Örtqvist, Åke

    2016-01-01

    Real-world estimates of seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) are important for early detection of vaccine failure. We developed a method for evaluating real-time in-season vaccine effectiveness (IVE) and overall seasonal VE. In a retrospective, register-based, cohort study including all two million individuals in Stockholm County, Sweden, during the influenza seasons from 2011/12 to 2014/15, vaccination status was obtained from Stockholm’s vaccine register. Main outcomes were hospitalisation or primary care visits for influenza (International Classification of Disease (ICD)-10 codes J09-J11). VE was assessed using Cox multivariate stratified and non-stratified analyses adjusting for age, sex, socioeconomic status, comorbidities and previous influenza vaccinations. Stratified analyses showed moderate VE in prevention of influenza hospitalisations among chronically ill adults ≥ 65 years in two of four seasons, and lower but still significant VE in one season; 53% (95% confidence interval (CI): 33–67) in 2012/13, 55% (95% CI: 25–73) in 2013/14 and 18% (95% CI: 3–31) in 2014/15. In conclusion, seasonal influenza vaccination was associated with substantial reductions in influenza-specific hospitalisation, particularly in adults ≥ 65 years with underlying chronic conditions. With the use of population-based patient register data on influenza-specific outcomes it will be possible to obtain real-time estimates of seasonal influenza VE. PMID:27813473

  3. Real-time real-world analysis of seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness: method development and assessment of a population-based cohort in Stockholm County, Sweden, seasons 2011/12 to 2014/15.

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    Leval, Amy; Hergens, Maria Pia; Persson, Karin; Örtqvist, Åke

    2016-10-27

    Real-world estimates of seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) are important for early detection of vaccine failure. We developed a method for evaluating real-time in-season vaccine effectiveness (IVE) and overall seasonal VE. In a retrospective, register-based, cohort study including all two million individuals in Stockholm County, Sweden, during the influenza seasons from 2011/12 to 2014/15, vaccination status was obtained from Stockholm's vaccine register. Main outcomes were hospitalisation or primary care visits for influenza (International Classification of Disease (ICD)-10 codes J09-J11). VE was assessed using Cox multivariate stratified and non-stratified analyses adjusting for age, sex, socioeconomic status, comorbidities and previous influenza vaccinations. Stratified analyses showed moderate VE in prevention of influenza hospitalisations among chronically ill adults ≥ 65 years in two of four seasons, and lower but still significant VE in one season; 53% (95% confidence interval (CI): 33-67) in 2012/13, 55% (95% CI: 25-73) in 2013/14 and 18% (95% CI: 3-31) in 2014/15. In conclusion, seasonal influenza vaccination was associated with substantial reductions in influenza-specific hospitalisation, particularly in adults ≥ 65 years with underlying chronic conditions. With the use of population-based patient register data on influenza-specific outcomes it will be possible to obtain real-time estimates of seasonal influenza VE.

  4. It's Not Just the Heat, It's the Humidity: Downscaled Wet-Bulb Temperature Projections and Implication for Future Summer Experiences from the American Climate Prospectus

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    Rasmussen, D.; Kopp, R. E., III

    2014-12-01

    The health impacts of extreme heat are significantly aggravated when combined with high humidity [1]. Wet-bulb temperature (TwT_w), measured by wrapping a thermometer in a wetted cloth and fully ventilating it, provides a physical metric of the combined effect of both heat and humidity. TwT_w in excess of 30∘^circC is extremely dangerous and has been observed in the US only during the peak of the 1995 Midwest heat wave. Historically unprecedented TwT_w in excess of 33∘^circC represents an extreme threat to human health, with heat stroke likely for fit individuals after less than one hour of shaded activity [2,3]. We present an empirical method for generating downscaled probability distributions of daily maximum TwT_w conditional on dry-bulb temperature. The approach is based upon the statistical relationship between these two parameters, as estimated from reanalysis data. Using statistically downscaled temperature projections for Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) 8.5, 4.5 and 2.6, we project changes in TwT_w for the next two centuries. We find that dangerously humid days (TwT_w > 27∘^circC) will become increasingly common in the eastern U.S. under RCP 8.5, with the expected number of days per summer surpassing those of Louisiana today in Chicago in 25 years, Washington, D.C. in 30 years, New York City in 50 years and Portland in 60 years. By the end of the century under RCP 8.5, one extraordinarily dangerous (TwT_w > 33∘^circC) day per year is expected in counties currently home to about one-third of the U.S. population. Mitigation can significantly the expected number of extreme wet-bulb temperature days, with only one-eighth of the U.S. population in counties with a 1-in-10 chance per year of an extraordinarily dangerous day by the end of the century under RCP 4.5. References: [1] Liang et al. (2011), Building and Environment 46: 2472-2479, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.06.013. [2] T. Houser et al. (2014), American Climate Prospectus, www

  5. Meeting summary - Coastal meteorology and oceanography: Report of the third prospectus development team of the U.S. Weather Research Program to NOAA and NSF

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    Rotunno, R.; Pietrafesa, L.J.; Allen, J.S.; Colman, B.R.; Dorman, C.M.; Kreitzberg, C.W.; Lord, S.J.; McPhee, M.G.; Mellor, G.L.; Mooers, C.N.K.; Niiler, P.P.; Pielke, R.A.; Powell, M.D.; Rogers, D.P.; Smith, J.D.; Xie, Lingtian; Carbone, R.

    1996-01-01

    U.S. Weather Research Program (USWRP) prospectus development teams (PDTs) are small groups of scientists that are convened by the USWRP lead scientist on a one-time basis to discuss critical issues and to provide advice related to future directions of the program. PDTs are a principal source of information for the Science Advisory Committee, which is a standing committee charged with the duty of making recommendations to the Program Office based upon overall program objectives. PDT-1 focused on theoretical issues, and PDT-2 on observational issues; PDT-3 is the first of several to focus on more specialized topics. PDT-3 was convened to identify forecasting problems related to U.S. coastal weather and oceanic conditions, and to suggest likely solution strategies. There were several overriding themes that emerged from the discussion. First, the lack of data in and over critical regions of the ocean, particularly in the atmospheric boundary layer, and the upper-ocean mixed layer were identified as major impediments to coastal weather prediction. Strategies for data collection and dissemination, as well as new instrument implementation, were discussed. Second, fundamental knowledge of air-sea fluxes and boundary layer structure in situations where there is significant mesoscale variability in the atmosphere and ocean is needed. Companion field studies and numerical prediction experiments were discussed. Third, research prognostic models suggest that future operational forecast models pertaining to coastal weather will be high resolution and site specific, and will properly treat effects of local coastal geography, orography, and ocean state. The view was expressed that the exploration of coupled air-sea models of the coastal zone would be a particularly fruitful area of research. PDT-3 felt that forecasts of land-impacting tropical cyclones, Great Lakes-affected weather, and coastal cyclogenesis, in particular, would benefit from such coordinated modeling and field

  6. Probabilistic Projections of Future Sea-Level Change and Their Implications for Flood Risk Management: Insights from the American Climate Prospectus

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    Kopp, R. E., III; Delgado, M.; Horton, R. M.; Houser, T.; Little, C. M.; Muir-Wood, R.; Oppenheimer, M.; Rasmussen, D. M., Jr.; Strauss, B.; Tebaldi, C.

    2014-12-01

    damage by 2.6-5.2 billion (1-in-20 chance of >7 billion). Projected increases in tropical cyclone intensity would further increase damages [2]. References: [1] R. E. Kopp et al. (2014), Earth's Future, doi:10.1002/2014EF000239. [2] T. Houser et al. (2014), American Climate Prospectus, www.climateprospectus.org.

  7. Contemplative Science: An Insider Prospectus

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    Britton, Willoughby B.; Brown, Anne-Catharine; Kaplan, Christopher T.; Goldman, Roberta E.; DeLuca, Marie; Rojiani, Rahil; Reis, Harry; Xi, Mandy; Chou, Jonathan C.; McKenna, Faye; Hitchcock, Peter; Rocha, Tomas A.; Himmelfarb, Josh; Margolis, David M.; Niles, Halsey F.; Eckert, Allison M.; Frank, Tana

    2013-01-01

    Contemplative practices, which engage the subjective or "first-person" perspective, are being incorporated into systems of higher education that have traditionally relied on didactic or "third-person" approaches (Dederer 2007; Kroll 2010; Repetti 2010; Roth 2006; Shapiro, Brown, and Astin 2011; Smith 2006; Zajonc 2006). The…

  8. International Marketing: A Teaching Prospectus.

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    Terzin, Margaret A.

    Three designs for a course in international marketing are described. The first requires a team of three to four students to research a designated country according to specific guidelines to determine which American products would sell best in that country. This project requires a written paper and an oral presentation. The five areas investigated…

  9. Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2011-12. IDRA Report

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    Johnson, Roy L.; Montes, Felix

    2012-01-01

    This document contains 3 statistical reports. The first report, "Attrition Rate Decline Seems Promising--Though High Schools are Still Losing One in Four Students" (by Roy L. Johnson), presents results of long-term trend assessments of attrition data in Texas public high schools. The second report, "Slow Declining Pace Keeps Zero…

  10. Moving up. Fordham Sponsorship Accountability Report, 2011-12

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    Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is the nation's leader in advancing educational excellence for every child through quality research, analysis, and commentary, as well as on-the-ground action and advocacy in Ohio. The institute advances: (1) High standards for schools, students and educators; (2) Quality education options for families; (3) A more…

  11. School Climate Surveys: District Results for 2011-12

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    Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Each school year, the School Climate Survey is administered to gather information on the perceptions that students, their parents, and school staffs hold concerning their schools. In 2011-2012, the survey was distributed to approximately 93,000 parents, 52,000 elementary, secondary, and adult students, and 24,000 staff. This report summarizes…

  12. Words for Work Report 2011/12: Evaluation Summary

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    Melvin, Sally; Kenwright, Laura

    2012-01-01

    The National Literacy Trust's Words for Work programme is an innovative way for schools and businesses to join forces and address the nation's employability. Volunteers from the corporate world are partnered with secondary schools within their community to explore speaking and listening in the workplace through a range of workshops, aiming to…

  13. 14 CFR 380.28 - Charter prospectus.

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    2010-01-01

    ... itinerary (if any) including hotels (name and length of stay at each), and other ground accommodations and... flights that will be performed by each direct carrier. (Approved by the Office of Management and...

  14. The Virtual Observatory: Retrospective and Prospectus

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    Hanisch, R. J.

    2010-12-01

    At the ADASS XV in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, in October 2005, I gave an overview of the accomplishments of the Virtual Observatory initiatives and discussed the imminent transition from development to operations. That transition remains on the horizon for the US Virtual Observatory, and VO projects worldwide have encountered various programmatic challenges. The successes of the Virtual Observatory are many, but thus far are primarily of a technical nature. We have developed a data discovery and data access infrastructure that has been taken up by data centers and observatories around the world. We have web-based interfaces, downloadable toolkits and applications, a security and restricted access capability, standard vocabularies, a sophisticated messaging and alert system for transient events, and the ability for applications to exchange messages and work together seamlessly. This has been accomplished through a strong collaboration between astronomers and information technology specialists. We have been less successful engaging the astronomical researcher. Relatively few papers have been published based on VO-enabled research, and many astronomers remain unfamiliar with the capabilities of the VO despite active training and tutorial programs hosted by several of the major VO projects. As we (finally!) enter the operational phase of the VO, we need to focus on areas that have contributed to the limited take-up of the VO amongst active scientists, such as ease of use, reliability, and consistency. We need to routinely test VO services for aliveness and adherence to standards, working with data providers to fix errors and otherwise removing non-compliant services from those seen by end-users. Technical developments will need to be motivated and prioritized based on scientific utility. We need to continue to embrace new technology and employ it in a context that focuses on research productivity.

  15. Ecology of Lake Superior: Preface and Prospectus

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    This Special Issue of Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management (AEHM) is the first of a two-volume set based on papers presented at a three-day International Conference in Duluth MN held in June 2010, and titled “Ecology of Lake Superior: Integrated Approaches and Challenges for t...

  16. Research issues: A prospectus for agroforestry

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    Hinds, W.T.

    1989-04-01

    Considerable progress is visible in both the concepts and practice of agroforestry projects, over the past few decades. In such circumstances, what might be a useful approach to structure further research or investigations At least three characteristics come to mind that merit consideration: complexity of the phenomena, criteria for priorities, and choices constrained by resource scarcity. In the next few paragraphs, these three topics will briefly examined. Significant research issues for agroforestry remain urgent, but they tend to be generally site-specific in nature in comparison with other disciplines of field-related research. This site-specific characteristic tends to Balkanize scientific attention, so that choices for research effort reflect local perceptions, and perhaps dilute attention to the overall importance of agroforestry as an investigative disciplines. Furthermore, these issues are notorious for their ecological complexity, so this aspect will be the first to be examined. 23 refs.

  17. A prospectus on airborne laser mapping systems

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    Link, L. E.; Krabill, W. B.; Swift, R. N.

    1983-01-01

    Airborne laser systems have demonstrated enormous potential for topographic and bathymetric mapping. Both profiling and scanning systems have been evaluated for terrain elevation mapping, stream valley cross-section determination, and nearshore bottom profiling. Performance of the laser systems has been impressive and for some applications matches current operational accuracy requirements. Determining the position of individual laser measurements remains a constraint for most applications. Laser technology constrains some terrain and bathymetric applications, particularly for water penetration and frequency of measurements for high-spatial resolution over large areas.

  18. Containment Prospectus for the TRUMPET Experiments

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    Pawloski, G A

    2004-02-05

    TRUMPET is a series of dynamic subcritical experiments planned for execution in the U1a.102D alcove of the U1a Complex at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The location of LLNL drifts at the U1a Complex is shown in Figure 1. The data from the TRUMPET experiments will be used in the Stockpile Stewardship Program to assess the aging of nuclear weapons components and to better model the long-term performance of weapons in the enduring stockpile. The TRUMPET series of experiments will be conducted in an almost identical way as the OBOE series of experiments. Individual TRUMPET experiments will be housed in an experiment vessel, as was done for OBOE. These vessels are the same as those utilized for OBOE. All TRUMPET experiments will occur in the zero room in the U1a.102D alcove, which is on the opposite side of the U1a.102 drift from U1a.102C, which housed the OBOE experiments. The centerlines of these two alcoves are separated by only 10 feet. As with OBOE experiments, expended TRUMPET experiment vessels will be moved to the back of the alcove and entombed in grout. After the TRUMPET series of experiments is completed, another experiment will be sited in the U1a.102D alcove and it will be the final experiment in the zero room, as was similarly done for the OBOE series of experiments followed by the execution of the PIANO experiment. Each experimental package for TRUMPET will be composed of high explosive (HE) and special nuclear material (SNM) in a subcritical assembly. Each experimental package will be placed in an experimental vessel within the TRUMPET zero room in the U1a.102D alcove. The containment plan for the TRUMPET experiments utilizes a two-nested containment vessel concept, similar to OBOE and other subcritical experiments in the U1a Complex. The first containment vessel is formed by the primary containment barrier that seals the U1a.102D drift. The second containment vessel is formed by the secondary containment barrier in the U1a.100 drift. While it is likely that the experiment vessel will contain the SNM from the experiment, the containment plan for the TRUMPET experiments only assumes that the experiment vessel provides shock mitigation and serves as a sink for the heat produced by the detonation of the HE. It is possible that one or more of the experiment vessels may seep SNM into the zero room from a failure of a seal on the vessel. This containment plan covers the entire series of TRUMPET experiments. At this time, we don't know exactly how many experiments will actually be conducted in the TRUMPET series. However, we know that the maximum planned number of experiments in the TRUMPET series is 20. This number may be modified on the basis of results obtained from each TRUMPET experiment. After the final experiment in the TRUMPET series is completed, a larger experiment will be conducted in the U1a.102D alcove. A separate containment plan will be developed and presented to the Containment Review Panel (CRP) for that larger experiment. As with OBOE, this containment plan is intended to cover all TRUMPET experiments. We will not develop a separate containment plan for each experiment. Before each experiment we will present a statement to the CRP that each TRUMPET experiment falls within the parameters presented in this document. If an experiment falls outside the parameters in this document, a containment plan for that experiment will be developed and presented to the CRP for a full containment review.

  19. Coastal Ocean Processes: A Science Prospectus

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-04-01

    by filter-feeding animals and decomposition by bacteria. Particle size, concentration and composition thus can change dramatically during transit to...typically contain elevated concentrations of ammonium , phosphate, sulfide and trace metals, which can eventually reach overlying waters. Organisms...relationship with the exchange of water and material across the benthic interface. g. To investigate bioturbation and its effects on decomposition of organic

  20. 78 FR 5239 - Public Charter Prospectuses

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    ... taxes and fees in advance of the passenger date of travel, we will not take action against these..., insurance, fuel, ground handling, landing fees, reservations costs, passenger facility fees and taxes, and..., including amounts disbursed as pre-paid taxes (14 CFR 380.32(k)). Another area of clarification...

  1. Containment Prospectus for the PIANO Experiment

    SciTech Connect

    Burkhard, N R

    2001-03-23

    PIANO is a dynamic, subcritical, zero-yield experiment intended for execution in the U1a.102C drift of the U1a complex at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) (Figure 1). The data from the PIANO experiment will be used in the Stockpile Stewardship Program to assess the aging of nuclear weapon components and to better model the long-term performance of the weapons in the enduring stockpile. The PIANO experiment is composed of one experimental package. The experimental package will have high explosive (HE) and special nuclear material (SNM) in a subcritical assembly. The containment plan for the PIANO series of experiments utilizes a two-containment-vessel concept. The first Containment vessel is formed by the primary containment barrier that seals the U1a.102C drift. The second containment vessel is formed by the secondary containment barrier in the U100 drift. The PIANO experiment is the final experiment to be conducted in the U1a.102C alcove. It will be an ''open'' experiment--meaning that PIANO will not utilize a confinement vessel as the previous OBOE experiments in this alcove did. We expect that the SNM from the PIANO experiment will be fully contained within the first containment vessel.

  2. Overtraining and exercise motivation: A research prospectus

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    Hackney, Anthony C.

    1989-01-01

    The problems of exercise overtraining has recently become one of great interest to professionals in the field of human performance assessment. Quite obviously, the ultimate goal of the training process is to improve physical performance. However, excessive training can result in the opposite effect, that is, a performance decline and an impairment in the functional work capacity of the body. Research indicates that both psychological as well as physiological disturbances are quite common in overtrained individuals. For example, psychological changes include increased levels of depression, fatigue, and a lack of motivation. Similarly, impairment of the physiological function of the cardiovascular, metabolic, and endocrine systems also have been found. Some similarities may be found in the psychological and physiological states of crew members exposed to extended space flight and overtrained individuals. Therefore, the possibility exists that the crew members subjected to extended missions in space may develop overstressed or overtrained or both states during their flights. If such states do develop within the crew members, mission performance may be impaired. With these points as a background, the intent is to address potential research directions that NASA may consider viable and of a mutual interest to the researcher. A clear framework by which to begin discussion of research topics is needed; therefore, working definitions of overtraining and exercise motivation are presented. Subsequently, a proposed conceptional model of how exercise overtraining and motivation interact is presented. In support of the proposed model is a brief literature review of relevant areas. Potential research projects are presented and discussed.

  3. Geothermal energy for Hawaii: a prospectus

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    Yen, W.W.S.; Iacofano, D.S.

    1981-01-01

    An overview of geothermal development is provided for contributors and participants in the process: developers, the financial community, consultants, government officials, and the people of Hawaii. Geothermal energy is described along with the issues, programs, and initiatives examined to date. Hawaii's future options are explored. Included in appendices are: a technical glossary, legislation and regulations, a geothermal directory, and an annotated bibliography. (MHR)

  4. Teacher Questionnaire: Schools and Staffing Survey. 2011-12 School Year. SASS-4A

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    National Center for Education Statistics, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) is a system of related questionnaires that provide descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education and policymakers a variety of statistics on the condition of education in the United States. The SASS system covers a wide range of topics from teacher demand, teacher and principal…

  5. Evaluation of the Truancy Court Diversion Program in the District of Columbia, 2011-12

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    Cahill, Meagan; Liberman, Akiva

    2012-01-01

    An evaluation of the Truancy Court Diversion Program (TCDP) found that despite significant implementation challenges, parent-child communication and youths' attitudes towards school both improved. A voluntary program for middle school students at risk for chronic truancy, TCDP involves judicially-led sessions that address student attitudes…

  6. SO2 emissions from paroxysmal eruptions at Etna volcano in 2011-12

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    Bonny, E.; Mandon, C.; Carn, S. A.; Prata, F.; Coltelli, M.; Donnadieu, F.

    2013-12-01

    Mt Etna's activity has increased during the last decade with a tendency towards more explosive eruptions that produce paroxysmal lava fountains. From January 2011 to April 2012, 25 lava fountaining episodes took place at Etna's New South-East Crater (NSEC). Improved understanding of the mechanism driving these explosive basaltic eruptions is needed to reduce volcanic hazards and develop models of Etna's plumbing system.. This type of activity produces high sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions, associated with lava flows and ash fall-out, but to date the SO2 emissions associated with Etna's lava fountains have been poorly constrained. The Ultraviolet (UV) Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite and the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on Aqua were used to measure the SO2 loadings. Ground-based data from the Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand (OPGC) L-band Doppler radar, VOLDORAD 2B, used in collaboration with the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Catania (INGV-CT), also detected the associated ash plumes, giving precise timing and duration for the lava fountains. This study resulted in the first detailed analysis of the OMI and AIRS SO2 data for Etna's lava fountains during the 2011-2012 eruptive cycle. The HYSPLIT trajectory model is used to constrain the altitude of the observed SO2 clouds, and results show that the SO2 emission usually coincided with the lava fountain peak intensity as detected by VOLDORAD. The UV OMI and IR AIRS SO2 retrievals permit quantification of the SO2 loss rate in the volcanic SO2 clouds, many of which were tracked for several days after emission. Using SO2 loadings corrected for the time of emission, we observe a correlation between SO2 production and inter-paroxysm repose time, suggesting that gas accumulation drives the paroxysms. We therefore suggest that our data set supports the collapsing foam (CF) model [Parfitt (2004) J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 134, 77-107.] as the driving mechanism for the paroxysmal events at the NSEC. Using VOLDORAD-based estimates of the erupted magma mass, we observe a large excess of SO2 in the eruption clouds, confirming the gas-rich composition of the lava fountains.

  7. Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2011-12. First Look. (Provisional Data). NCES 2013-178

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    Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.

    2013-01-01

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the provisional data of the…

  8. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development 2009/10-2011/12 Service Plan Update

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    Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development's overarching purpose is to position British Columbia to meet the competitive challenges of the twenty-first century through better aligning labour market supply and demand. In the six months since the Ministry issued its February 2009 service plan and the subsequent re-election of…

  9. PREFACE: EMAS 2011: 12th European Workshop on Modern Developments in Microbeam Analysis

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    Brisset, François; Dugne, Olivier; Robaut, Florence; Lábár, János L.; Walker, Clive T.

    2012-03-01

    This volume of IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering contains papers from the 12th Workshop of the European Microbeam Analysis Society (EMAS) on Modern Developments and Applications in Microbeam Analysis, which took place from the 15-19 May 2011 in the Angers Congress Centre, Angers, France. The primary aim of this series of workshops is to assess the state-of-the-art and reliability of microbeam analysis techniques. The workshops also provide a forum where students and young scientists starting out on a career in microbeam analysis can meet and discuss with the established experts. The workshops have a very specific format comprising invited plenary lectures by internationally recognized experts, poster presentations by the participants and round table discussions on the key topics led by specialists in the field. This workshop was organized in collaboration with GN-MEBA - Groupement National de Microscopie Electronique à Balayage et de microAnalysis, France. The technical programme included the following topics: the limits of EPMA, new techniques, developments and concepts in microanalysis, microanalysis in the SEM, and new and less common applications of micro- and nanoanalysis. As at previous workshops there was also a special oral session for young scientists. The best presentation by a young scientist was awarded with an invitation to attend the 2012 Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting at Phoenix, Arizona. The prize went to Pierre Burdet, of the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), for his talk entitled '3D EDS microanalysis by FIB-SEM: enhancement of elemental quantification'. The continuing relevance of the EMAS workshops and the high regard in which they are held internationally can be seen from the fact that 74 posters from 18 countries were on display at the meeting, and that the participants came from as far away as Japan, Canada and the USA. A selection of participants with posters were invited to give a short oral presentation of their work in three dedicated sessions. The prize for the best poster was an invitation to participate in the 22nd Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM 22) at Perth, Western Australia. The prize was awarded to G Samardzija of the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, for the poster entitled: 'EPMA-WDS quantitative compositional analysis of barium titanate ceramics doped with cerium'. This proceedings volume contains the full texts of 5 of the invited plenary lectures and of 23 papers on related topics originating from the posters presented at the workshop. All the papers have been subjected to peer review by a least two referees. January 2012 Acknowledgements On behalf of the European Microbeam Analysis Society I would like to thank all the invited speakers, session chairs and members of the discussion panels for making the meeting such a great success. Special thanks go to François Brisset and Luc Van't dack who directed the organisation of the workshop giving freely of their time and talents. As was the case for previous workshops, the EMAS board in corpore was responsible for the scientific programme. The technical exhibition, which occupied 130 sq.m of floor space, was outstanding. It was very encouraging to see new instruments on display, including a FEG electron microprobe as a first worldwide presentation. Moreover, almost all the companies that exhibited provided financial support, either by sponsoring an event or by advertising. Below, in alphabetical order, is a list of exhibiting companies and sponsors of the workshop: Ametek GmbH, Edax Business UnitGN-MEBA Bruker Nano GmbHJeol (Europe) SAS CamecaL'Oréal, Direction Générale Recherche et Innovation Carl Zeiss NTSNanoMEGAS sprl Commissariat à l'Energie AtomiqueOxford Instruments SAS European Institute for Transuranium Elements (Germany)Probe Software, Inc. ElexienceSAMx FEI CompanyTarget-Messtechnik Fondis Electronic SAThermo Fisher Scientific Gatan (France) Clive T. Walker EMAS President

  10. Slowing Entropy: Instructional Policy Design in New York City, 2011-12. Research Report

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    Supovitz, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    District policy makers never have more potential influence than when they are crafting a Policy. In this paper Jonathan Supovitz argues, that the success of an instructional policy depends to some extent on the choices made in its crafting before it is let loose upon the world. The way a policy is framed and designed has important implications for…

  11. A Review of Models for Computer-Based Testing. Research Report 2011-12

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    Luecht, Richard M.; Sireci, Stephen G.

    2011-01-01

    Over the past four decades, there has been incremental growth in computer-based testing (CBT) as a viable alternative to paper-and-pencil testing. However, the transition to CBT is neither easy nor inexpensive. As Drasgow, Luecht, and Bennett (2006) noted, many design engineering, test development, operations/logistics, and psychometric changes…

  12. Family League 2011-12 Out of School Time Programs in Baltimore City

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    Olson, Linda S.; Connolly, Faith; Kommajesula, Alok H.

    2013-01-01

    Out of School Time (OST) programs have been shown to promote positive personal, academic and social development (Huang, Gribbons, Kim, Lee, & Baker, 2000; Welsh et al., 2002). The Family League of Baltimore City works with partners to sponsor a range of after-school programs in Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) to provide healthy…

  13. Graduation and Dropout Statistics Annual Report, 2011-12. Report to the Legislature

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    Came, Deb; Ireland, Lisa

    2013-01-01

    Graduation and dropout rates are important indicators of K-12 education in Washington State. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) prepares an annual report that provides a review of graduation and dropout statistics for schools and districts in Washington. This report includes information for all students as well as the…

  14. Facilities Performance Indicators Report 2011-12: Tracking Your Facilities Vital Signs

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    APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This paper provides an expanded Web-based "Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) Report." The purpose of APPA's Facilities Performance Indicators is to provide a representative set of statistics about facilities in educational institutions. APPA's Information and Research Committee's goal for this year was to enhance the…

  15. Simpson's Paradox and Confounding Factors in University Rankings: A Demonstration Using QS 2011-12 Data

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    Soh, Kay Cheng

    2012-01-01

    University ranking has become ritualistic in higher education. Ranking results are taken as bona fide by rank users. Ranking systems usually use large data sets from highly heterogeneous universities of varied backgrounds. This poses the problem of Simpson's Paradox and the lurking variables causing it. Using QS 2011-2012 Ranking data, the dual…

  16. Tuition and Fees in the West 2011-12. Policy Insights

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    Prescott, Brian T.

    2012-01-01

    This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from an annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region (which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North…

  17. 17 CFR 230.420 - Legibility of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... electronic medium, issuers may satisfy legibility requirements applicable to printed documents, such as paper size, type size and font, bold-face type, italics and red ink, by presenting all required...

  18. 17 CFR 230.420 - Legibility of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... electronic medium, issuers may satisfy legibility requirements applicable to printed documents, such as paper size, type size and font, bold-face type, italics and red ink, by presenting all required...

  19. A Prospectus: The Connecticut Wilderness School. 1976-77.

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    Beckham, Joe; Flood, John

    Created in 1974, the Connecticut Wilderness School is a successful program for breaking patterns of failure due to negative self-image and instilling positive values of confidence and responsibility in order to develop constructive attitudes and behaviors in young people aged 15 to 20 who have run into trouble with the law. The wilderness program…

  20. A prospectus for Thematic Mapper research in the Earth sciences

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    1984-01-01

    Earth science applications of Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery are discussed. Prospective research themes are defined in a general sense in relation to the technical measurement capabilities of the TM and the various types of Earth information that can potentially be derived from multispectral TM imagery. An overview of the system developed to acquire and reduce TM data is presented. The technical capabilities of this system are presented in detail. The orbital performance of the TM sensor is described, based upon the analysis of LANDSAT 4 and 5 TM data collected to date.

  1. Traumatic Brain Injury and Peripheral Immune Suppression: Primer and Prospectus

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    Hazeldine, Jon; Lord, Janet M.; Belli, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    Nosocomial infections are a common occurrence in patients following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are associated with an increased risk of mortality, longer length of hospital stay, and poor neurological outcome. Systemic immune suppression arising as a direct result of injury to the central nervous system (CNS) is considered to be primarily responsible for this increased incidence of infection, a view strengthened by recent studies that have reported novel changes in the composition and function of the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system post-TBI. However, our knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie TBI-induced immune suppression is equivocal at best. Here, after summarizing our current understanding of the impact of TBI on peripheral immunity and discussing CNS-mediated regulation of immune function, we propose roles for a series of novel mechanisms in driving the immune suppression that is observed post-TBI. These mechanisms, which have never been considered before in the context of TBI-induced immune paresis, include the CNS-driven emergence into the circulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells and suppressive neutrophil subsets, and the release from injured tissue of nuclear and mitochondria-derived damage associated molecular patterns. Moreover, in an effort to further our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie TBI-induced changes in immunity, we pose throughout the review a series of questions, which if answered would address a number of key issues, such as establishing whether manipulating peripheral immune function has potential as a future therapeutic strategy by which to treat and/or prevent infections in the hospitalized TBI patient. PMID:26594196

  2. Vocational-Technical Education; A Prospectus for Change.

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    Schaefer, Carl J., Ed.; Kaufman, Jacob J., Ed.

    To seek resolution of problems in providing education for youth and adults oriented toward the world of work, the Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education (MACE) undertook a study of vocational-technical education as a major project. This publication contains the major papers and prepared reactions to these papers, which were presented at a…

  3. The Yale Higher Education Research Project: A Provisional Prospectus.

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    Dresch, Stephen P.

    While initially focused on the potential consequences of alternative capital market innovations, this project was initiated in the fall of 1972 as one outgrowth of the introduction at Yale University of the Tuition Postponement Option. A Tuition Postponement is viewed as a means of enabling students to bear an increased share of the cost of…

  4. 17 CFR 230.460 - Distribution of preliminary prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... upon requests for acceleration of the effective date of a registration statement shall have due regard... order to obtain the Statement of Additional Information. (c) The granting of acceleration will not...

  5. Subsurface storage of freshwater in south Florida; a prospectus

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    Merritt, M.L.; Meyer, F.W.; Sonntag, W.H.; Fitzpatrick, D.J.

    1983-01-01

    A method of increasing storage capacity for freshwater in south Florida is to use brackish artesian aquifers as reservoirs. In this way, water deficiencies occurring during the annual dry season can be offset by surplus water obtained during the wet season and injected underground. Most of south Florida is underlain by several deep, confined, carbonate waterbearing zones which might be suitable for freshwater storage. These zones are in the Avon Park, Ocala, Suwannee, Tampa, and Hawthorn Formations. Experimental freshwater injection systems have been operated at five locations with promising, but not fully definitive, results. A determination of the feasibility of freshwater injection at a selected site begins with an assessment of the local geologic suitability. Verification of feasibility, however, requires injection and recovery tests to be performed at the site. Recovery efficiency, a measure of the success of the operation, is the amount of potable water, expressed as a percentage of the volume injected, which can be recovered before its salinity, or the concentration of other chemical constituents present in the native aquifer water, increases to the point that the recovered water is no longer useable. (USGS)

  6. Future project concerning mass disaster management: a forensic odontology prospectus.

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    Nuzzolese, Emilio; Di Vella, Giancarlo

    2007-08-01

    The world has experienced a plethora of mass disasters in recent years: acts of terrorism, bombings, earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, air crashes and other transportation mishaps, not to mention armed conflicts and migrants drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. In reviewing mass disasters to date, the principal difficulties have not changed: (1) large numbers of humans fragmented, co-mingled, and burned remains; (2) difficulty in determining who was involved in the disaster; (3) acquisition of useful medical and dental records and radiographs; (4) legal, jurisdictional, organisational, and political issues; (5) internal and external documentation and communication problems; (6) application of universal human forensic identification codes. Forensic dentistry plays a major role in victim identification. DNA and dental identification of human remains depends on sufficient availability of ante mortem information, existence of sufficient post mortem material and a comparison or match between ante and post mortem details. Forensic odontology is a specialty with a specific training, and cannot simply be carried out by dentists without such training. Strategies for developing an international forensic odontology capacity and resources are needed for the management of dead bodies following a mass disaster, together with universal guidelines and codes. To this end, Interpol's forms have proved to be a good starting point to meet these requirements.

  7. GRA prospectus: optimizing design and management of protected areas

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    Bernknopf, Richard; Halsing, David

    2001-01-01

    Protected areas comprise one major type of global conservation effort that has been in the form of parks, easements, or conservation concessions. Though protected areas are increasing in number and size throughout tropical ecosystems, there is no systematic method for optimally targeting specific local areas for protection, designing the protected area, and monitoring it, or for guiding follow-up actions to manage it or its surroundings over the long run. Without such a system, conservation projects often cost more than necessary and/or risk protecting ecosystems and biodiversity less efficiently than desired. Correcting these failures requires tools and strategies for improving the placement, design, and long-term management of protected areas. The objective of this project is to develop a set of spatially based analytical tools to improve the selection, design, and management of protected areas. In this project, several conservation concessions will be compared using an economic optimization technique. The forest land use portfolio model is an integrated assessment that measures investment in different land uses in a forest. The case studies of individual tropical ecosystems are developed as forest (land) use and preservation portfolios in a geographic information system (GIS). Conservation concessions involve a private organization purchasing development and resource access rights in a certain area and retiring them. Forests are put into conservation, and those people who would otherwise have benefited from extracting resources or selling the right to do so are compensated. Concessions are legal agreements wherein the exact amount and nature of the compensation result from a negotiated agreement between an agent of the conservation community and the local community. Funds are placed in a trust fund, and annual payments are made to local communities and regional/national governments. The payments are made pending third-party verification that the forest expanse and quality have been maintained.

  8. Prospectus for a Cooperative Extension System in Education.

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    Rogers, Everett M.

    1992-01-01

    This article reviews lessons learned from the agricultural extension model that may apply to the proposed cooperative extension service in education. The agricultural extension model is a user-oriented system linking knowledge producers with other knowledge users. In education, the adopters of innovations may be organizations as well as…

  9. Traumatic Brain Injury and Peripheral Immune Suppression: Primer and Prospectus.

    PubMed

    Hazeldine, Jon; Lord, Janet M; Belli, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    Nosocomial infections are a common occurrence in patients following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are associated with an increased risk of mortality, longer length of hospital stay, and poor neurological outcome. Systemic immune suppression arising as a direct result of injury to the central nervous system (CNS) is considered to be primarily responsible for this increased incidence of infection, a view strengthened by recent studies that have reported novel changes in the composition and function of the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system post-TBI. However, our knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie TBI-induced immune suppression is equivocal at best. Here, after summarizing our current understanding of the impact of TBI on peripheral immunity and discussing CNS-mediated regulation of immune function, we propose roles for a series of novel mechanisms in driving the immune suppression that is observed post-TBI. These mechanisms, which have never been considered before in the context of TBI-induced immune paresis, include the CNS-driven emergence into the circulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells and suppressive neutrophil subsets, and the release from injured tissue of nuclear and mitochondria-derived damage associated molecular patterns. Moreover, in an effort to further our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie TBI-induced changes in immunity, we pose throughout the review a series of questions, which if answered would address a number of key issues, such as establishing whether manipulating peripheral immune function has potential as a future therapeutic strategy by which to treat and/or prevent infections in the hospitalized TBI patient.

  10. Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2012-13; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2011-12. First Look (Provisional Data). NCES 2013-289rev

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    Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.

    2013-01-01

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions. This First Look presents findings from the provisional data of the IPEDS fall 2012 data collection, which included three survey…

  11. Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2012-13;Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2011-12. First Look (Preliminary Data). NCES 2013-289

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    Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.

    2013-01-01

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions. This "First Look" presents findings from the preliminary data of the IPEDS fall 2012 data collection, which included three…

  12. 75 FR 37917 - Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2010-11 and 2011-12 Subsistence...

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    2010-06-30

    ... a request from the proponent to withdraw the proposal. The Board rejected a proposal to add black... proposal to increase the harvest limit for black bears in Unit 25. This action was taken to allow time for an ongoing study to address black bear population density in the area. The Board will address...

  13. Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test[R] Candidates 2007-08 to 2011-12: Five-Year Summary

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    Graduate Management Admission Council, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The 2011-2012 testing year held a number of significant milestones for the Graduate Management Admission Test exam. A total of 286,529 GMAT exams were administered, with 831,337 score reports sent to more than 5,200 graduate-level management programs around the world--all record numbers. This record volume reflects the increase in graduate-level…

  14. Evaluation of the i3 Scale-up of Reading Recovery: Year One Report, 2011-12. RR-76

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    May, Henry; Gray, Abigail; Gillespie, Jessica N.; Sirinides, Philip; Sam, Cecile; Goldsworthy, Heather; Armijo, Michael; Tognatta, Namrata

    2013-01-01

    Reading Recovery (RR) is a short-term early intervention designed to help the lowest-achieving readers in first grade reach average levels of classroom performance in literacy. Students identified to receive Reading Recovery meet individually with a specially trained Reading Recovery (RR) teacher every school day for 30-minute lessons over a…

  15. Academic Achievement Academy (AAA), 2011-12. Eye on Evaluation. D&A Report No. 13.03

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    Rhea, Anisa

    2013-01-01

    Extending the school day through programs that will supplement core courses, such as offering intensive, after-school tutoring or small-group study sessions in reading and mathematics, is one method districts use to boost school performance and narrow educational achievement gaps between students of different racial and economic backgrounds (Redd…

  16. Detections, concentrations, and distributional patterns of compounds of emerging concern in the San Antonio River Basin, Texas, 2011-12

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    Opsahl, Stephen P.; Lambert, Rebecca B.

    2013-01-01

    The distributional patterns of detections and concentrations of individual compounds and compound classes show the influence of wastewater-treatment plant (WWTP) outfalls on the quality of water in the San Antonio River Basin. In the Medina River Subbasin, the minimal influence of wastewater is evident as far downstream as the Macdona site. Downstream from the Macdona site, the Medina River receives treated municipal wastewater from both the Medio Creek Water Recycling Center site from an unnamed tributary at the plant and the Leon Creek Water Recycling Center site from Comanche Creek at the plant, and corresponding increases in both the number of detections and the total concentrations of all measured compounds at all downstream sampling sites were evident. Similarly, the San Antonio River receives treated municipal wastewater as far upstream as the SAR Witte site (San Antonio River at Witte Museum, San Antonio, Tex.) and additional WWTP outfalls along the Medina River upstream from the confluence of the Medina and San Antonio Rivers. Consequently, all samples collected along the main stem of the San Antonio River had higher concentrations of CECs in comparison to sites without upstream WWTPs. Sites in urbanized areas without upstream WWTPs include the Leon 35 site (Leon Creek at Interstate Highway 35, San Antonio, Tex.), the Alazan site (Alazan Creek at Tampico Street, San Antonio, Tex.), and the San Pedro site (San Pedro Creek at Probandt Street, at San Antonio, Tex.). The large number of detections at sites with no upstream wastewater source demonstrated that CECs can be detected in streams flowing through urbanized areas without a large upstream source of treated municipal wastewater. A general lack of detection of pharmaceuticals in streams without upstream outfalls of treated wastewater appears to be typical for streams throughout the San Antonio River Basin and may be a useful indicator of point-source versus nonpoint-source contributions of these compounds in urban streams. Observations of lower concentrations of compounds at the furthest downstream sampling sites in the basin indicate some natural attenuation of these compounds during transport; however, a more focused assessment is needed to make this determination.

  17. WCPSS Teacher Working Conditions Survey Results: 2011-12. Data Trends. D&A Report No.12.13

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    Halstead, Elizabeth O.

    2012-01-01

    During the spring of 2012, over 100,000 educators across the state took the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions (TWC) survey. Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) teachers responded more positively to 46 of the 85 survey items in 2012 than did teachers statewide. On 14 items, WCPSS teachers' responses were less favorable than those of…

  18. Evaluation of the Pilot Program of the Truancy Case Management Partnership Initiative in the District of Columbia, 2011-12

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    Liberman, Akiva; Cahill, Meagan

    2012-01-01

    This evaluation of the Case Management Partnership Initiative (CPMI) found that the program successfully linked high-need families with services designed to prevent truancy. The truancy prevention program, implemented at Anacostia and Ballou High Schools in 2011-2012, links chronically truant ninth graders and their families to social services and…

  19. Herbicides and trace metals in urban waters in Melbourne, Australia (2011-12): concentrations and potential impact.

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    Allinson, Mayumi; Zhang, Pei; Bui, AnhDuyen; Myers, Jackie H; Pettigrove, Vincent; Rose, Gavin; Salzman, Scott A; Walters, Robert; Allinson, Graeme

    2017-01-19

    Urban stormwater samples were collected from five aquatic systems in Melbourne, Australia, on six occasions between October 2011 and March 2012 and tested for 30 herbicides and 14 trace metals. Nineteen different herbicides were observed in one or more water samples from the five sites; chemicals observed at more than 40% of sites were simazine (100%), MCPA (83%), diuron (63%) and atrazine (53%). Using the toxicity unit (TU) concept to assess potential risk to aquatic ecosystems, none of the detected herbicides were considered to pose an individual, group or collective short-term risk to fish or zooplankton in the waters studied. However, 13 herbicides had TU values suggesting they might have posed an individual risk to primary producers at the time of sampling. Water quality guideline levels were exceeded on many occasions for Cd, Cu, Cr, Pb and Zn. Similarly, RQmed and RQmax exceeded 1 for Cd, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, V and Zn. Almost all the metals screened exceeded a log10TU of -3 for every trophic level, suggesting that there may have been some impact on aquatic organisms in the studied waterbodies. Our data indicate that Melbourne's urban aquatic environments may be being impacted by approved domestic, industrial and sporting application of herbicides and that stormwater quality needs to be carefully assessed prior to reuse. Further research is required to understand the performance of different urban stormwater wetland designs in removing pesticides and trace metals. Applying the precautionary principle to herbicide regulation is important to ensure there is more research and assessment of the long-term 'performance' standard of all herbicides and throughout their 'life cycle'. Implementing such an approach will also ensure government, regulators, decision makers, researchers, policy makers and industry have the best possible information available to improve the management of chemicals, from manufacture to use.

  20. Prevalence and Distribution of Vibrio spp. in Wild Aquatic Birds of the Southern Caribbean Sea, Venezuela, 2011-12.

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    Fernández-Delgado, Milagro; Sanz, Virginia; Giner, Sandra; Suárez, Paula; Contreras, Monica; Michelangeli, Fabian; García-Amado

    2016-07-01

    Vibrio spp. are associated with waterbirds mainly in temperate latitudes. We evaluated the prevalence and distribution of Vibrio spp. from fecal samples of resident and migratory aquatic birds collected during October 2011 and March 2012 at two coastal sites in the tropical southern Caribbean Sea. We amplified DNA by PCR in 40% of samples, resulting in 47% and 36% estimated prevalence for resident and migratory birds in Cuare Wildlife Refuge, and 33% and 44% in Margarita Island, respectively. We found nontoxigenic Vibrio cholerae in Cuare Wildlife Refuge with a higher prevalence in resident birds (18%). Our PCR results for Vibrio and V. cholerae were not significantly different between sites or bird migratory status. The 16S rRNA phylogenetic analysis sequences from fecal samples from Cuare Wildlife Refuge were highly similar to V. cholerae and Vibrio vulnificus , whereas sequences from Margarita Island samples formed clusters with species related to the Harveyi clade. Our findings indicate that several species of Vibrio are common in aquatic birds along the southern Caribbean Sea and contribute to our understanding of the role of birds as possible reservoirs of potentially pathogenic bacteria.

  1. What Will They Learn? A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities. 2011-12

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    Kempson, Lauri; Bako, Tom; Markley, Eric

    2012-01-01

    What does it mean to be a college graduate? One knows about the time and ever-increasing amount of money that a diploma demands. But when it comes down to what matters--the skills and knowledge acquired--what does a college degree mean? That is the question the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) answers in this book. Inside one will…

  2. Chemical and biological quality of water in Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio, 2011-12, with emphasis on cyanobacteria

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    Dumouchelle, Denise H.; Stelzer, Erin A.

    2014-01-01

    Microcystin concentrations were correlated to cyanobacteria biovolumes, and to concentrations of one ion (sodium) and three trace elements (molybdenum, antimony, and lithium). Concentrations of toxin genes (mcyE) determined by qPCR were consistently low forMicrocystis and consistently high for Planktothrix throughout both sampling years. Concentrations of cyanobacteria found by qPCR were correlated to microcystin concentrations, cyanobacteria biovolumes, selected nutrient concentrations, and other parameters. Results from qRT-PCR assays showed that toxin gene expression was predominantly from the genus Planktothrix, and concentrations of the RNA transcript varied throughout the two sampling years. A number of conditions that may play a role in the dominance ofPlanktothrix and the production of microcystin were identified including water temperature; low-light transmission; low concentrations of silica and manganese; and relatively high concentrations of sodium, sulfate, and the trace elements of strontium, vanadium, and boron.

  3. The 2011-12 explosive sequences of Mt. Etna observed by remote SO2 and HCl fluxes

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    Giuseppe, Salerno; Spina Alessandro, La; Michael, Burton; Tommaso, Caltabiano

    2013-04-01

    Explosive volcanic eruptions are the tangible evidence of the vigour of volcanoes. Among the types of explosive regimes, lava fountaining is one of the most spectacular as well as one of the most powerful eruptive phenomenon commonly observed at basaltic volcanoes. Between 2011 and 2012, Mt. Etna displayed a period of intense eruptive activity consisting of 25 short-lived lava fountaining episodes from the summit South-East crater (SEC), occasionally replaced by strombolian explosions fed by the Bocca Nuova (BN) summit crater. Throughout the 24-month, we carried out bulk volcanic plume measurements of SO2 flux by Mt. Etna's scanning spectrometer network FLAME, and discrete FTIR observations of SO2/HCl molar ratio. Over time SO2 and HCl fluxes showed simultaneous fluctuations related to waxing and waning degassing phases. Applying a close-system degassing model over the entire observed period, our results, presented as cumulative fluxes, underline three main phases of coupling-decoupling between the two time series. Integrating our results with observations of the eruptive activity on field, we can infer that the behaviour exhibited by the two geochemical signals (fluxes as well as cumulative fluxes) might be associated with the modalities with which magma gas-rich batches rapidly/slowly ascent through the shallow portions of Mt. Etna feeding system; thus triggering lava fountains from SEC or strombolian activity at BN, respectively. Our results highlight the ability of SO2 and HCl fluxes for tracking of shallow long and/or short timescale eruptive phases, confirming the feasibility of these remote-retrieved signals as an effective tool for volcano surveillance and monitoring. Particularly over long-period observations, the combination of cumulative SO2 and HCl masses might likely provide thresholds useful for refining models on basaltic volcano feeding systems and for volcano monitoring hazard alerts.

  4. Selected Statistics from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2011-12. First Look. NCES 2013-441

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    Keaton, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    The Common Core of Data (CCD) is an annual collection of public elementary and secondary education data by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. The data presented in this report are selected from the three nonfiscal components of the Common Core of Data…

  5. Growth Of New York Physician Participation In Meaningful Use Of Electronic Health Records Was Variable, 2011-12.

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    Jung, Hye-Young; Unruh, Mark A; Kaushal, Rainu; Vest, Joshua R

    2015-06-01

    The federal government has invested $30 billion to promote the adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. However, the associations between the characteristics of physicians, practices, and markets and the patterns of provider participation in ongoing federal meaningful-use incentive programs over time have been largely unexplored. In this article we describe the participation of New York physicians during the first two years of the meaningful-use initiative. We examined longitudinal patterns to identify characteristics associated with nonparticipation, late adoption of EHRs, noncontinuous participation, and switching programs. We found that 8.1 percent of 26,368 New York physicians participated in the Medicare incentive program in 2011, and 6.1 percent participated in the Medicaid program. Physician participation in the programs grew to 23.9 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively, in 2012. Many physicians in the Medicaid incentive program in 2011 did not participate in either program in 2012. Prior EHR use, access to financial resources, and organizational capacity were physician characteristics associated with early and consistent participation in the meaningful-use initiative. Annual participation requirements, coupled with different options to meet meaningful-use criteria under the incentive programs, create disparate groups of physicians, which illustrates the need to monitor participants for continued participation.

  6. Dissolved pesticide concentrations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Grizzly Bay, California, 2011-12

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    Orlando, James L.; McWayne, Megan; Sanders, Corey; Hladik, Michelle

    2013-01-01

    Surface-water samples were collected from sites within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Grizzly Bay, California, during the spring in 2011 and 2012, and they were analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey for a suite of 99 current-use pesticides and pesticide degradates. Samples were collected and analyzed as part of a collaborative project studying the occurrence and characteristics of phytoplankton in the San Francisco Estuary. Samples were analyzed by two separate laboratory methods employing gas chromatography/mass spectrometry or liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry. Method detection limits ranged from 0.9 to 10.5 nanograms per liter (ng/L). Eighteen pesticides were detected in samples collected during 2011, and the most frequently detected compounds were the herbicides clomazone, diuron, hexazinone and metolachlor, and the diuron degradates 3,4-dichloroaniline and N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-N’-methylurea (DCPMU). Concentrations for all compounds were less than 75 ng/L, except for the rice herbicide clomazone and the fungicide tetraconazole, which had maximum concentrations of 535 and 511 ng/L, respectively. In samples collected in 2012, a total of 16 pesticides were detected. The most frequently detected compounds were the fungicides azoxystrobin and boscalid and the herbicides diuron, hexazinone, metolachlor, and simazine. Maximum concentrations for all compounds detected in 2012 were less than 75 ng/L, except for the fungicide azoxystrobin and the herbicides hexazinone and simazine, which were detected at up to 188, 134, and 140 ng/L, respectively.

  7. Hydrostratigraphic interpretation of test-hole and borehole geophysical data, Kimball, Cheyenne, and Deuel Counties, Nebraska, 2011-12

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    Hobza, Christopher M.; Sibray, Steven S.

    2014-01-01

    Recently (2004) adopted legislation in Nebraska requires a sustainable balance between long-term supplies and uses of surface-water and groundwater and requires Natural Resources Districts to understand the effect of groundwater use on surface-water systems when developing a groundwater-management plan. The South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) is located in the southern Nebraska Panhandle and overlies the nationally important High Plains aquifer. Declines in water levels have been documented, and more stringent regulations have been enacted to ensure the supply of ground-water will be sufficient to meet the needs of future generations. Because an improved understanding of the hydrogeologic characteristics of this aquifer system is needed to ensure sustainability of groundwater withdrawals, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the SPNRD, Conservation and Survey Division of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust, began a hydrogeologic study of the SPNRD to describe the lithology and thickness of the High Plains aquifer. This report documents these characteristics at 29 new test holes, 28 of which were drilled to the base of the High Plains aquifer. Herein the High Plains aquifer is considered to include all hydrologically connected units of Tertiary and Quaternary age. The depth to the base of aquifer was interpreted to range from 37 to 610 feet in 28 of the 29 test holes. At some locations, particularly northern Kimball County, the base-of-aquifer surface was difficult to interpret from drill cutting samples and borehole geophysical logs. The depth to the base of aquifer determined for test holes drilled for this report was compared with the base-of-aquifer surface interpreted by previous researchers. In general, there were greater differences between the base-of-aquifer elevation reported herein and those in previous studies for areas north of Lodgepole Creek compared to areas south of Lodgepole Creek. The largest difference was at test hole 5-SP-11, where an Ogallala-filled paleovalley prevously had been interpreted based on relatively sparse test-hole data west of 5-SP-11. The base of aquifer near test hole 5-SP-11 reported herein is approximately 230 ft higher in elevation than previously interpreted. Among other test holes that are likely to have been drilled in Ogallala-filled paleovalleys, the greatest difference in the interpreted base of aquifer was for test hole 7-CC-11, northeast of Potter, Nebraska, where the base of aquifer is 180 feet deeper than previously interpreted. Interpretation of test-hole and borehole geophysical data for 29 additional test holes will improve resource managers’ understanding of the hydrogeologic characteristics, including aquifer thickness. Aquifer thickness, which is related to total water in storage, is not well quantified in the north and south tablelands. The additional hydrostratigraphic interpretations provided in this report will improve the hydrogeologic framework used in current (2014) and future groundwater models, which are the basis for many water-management decisions.

  8. Diffuse degassing He/CO2 ratio before and during the 2011-12 El Hierro submarine eruption, Canary Islands

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    Padrón, Eleazar; Hernández, Pedro A.; Melián, Gladys V.; Barrancos, José; Padilla, Germán; Pérez, Nemesio M.; Dionis, Samara; Rodríguez, Fátima; Asensio-Ramos, María; Calvo, David

    2015-04-01

    El Hierro Island (278 km2) is the youngest and the SW-most of the Canary Islands. On July 16, 2011, a seismic-volcanic crisis started with the occurrence of more than 11,900 seismic events and significant deformation along the island, culminating with the eruption onset in October 12. Since at El Hierro Islands there are not any surface geothermal manifestation (fumaroles, etc), we have focused our studies on soil degassing surveys. Between July 2011 to March 2012, seventeen diffuse CO2 and He emissions soil gas surveys were undertaken at El Hierro volcanic system (600 observation sites) with the aim to investigate the relationship between their temporal variations and the volcanic activity (Padrón et al., 2013; Melián et al., 2014). Based on the diffuse He/CO2 emission ratio, a sharp increase before the eruption onset was observed, reaching the maximum value on September 26 (6.8×10-5), sixteen days before the occurrence of the eruption. This increase coincided with an increase in seismic energy release during the volcanic unrest and occurred together with an increase on the 3He/4He isotopic ratio in groundwaters from a well in El Hierro Island (Padrón et al., 2013; from 2-3 RA to 7.2 RA where RA = 3He/4He ratio in air), one month prior to the eruption onset. Early degassing of new gas-rich magma batch at depth could explain the observed increase on the He/CO2 ratio, causing a preferential partitioning of CO2 in the gas phase with respect to the He, due to the lower solubility of CO2 than that of He in basaltic magmas. During the eruptive period (October 2011-March 2012) the prevalence of a magmatic CO2-dominated component is evident, as indicated by the generally lower He/CO2 ratios and high 3He/4He values (Padrón et al., 2013). The onset of the submarine eruption might have produced a sudden release of volcanic gases, and consequently, a decrease in the volcanic gas pressure of the magma bodies moving beneath the island, reflected by a drastic decrease in the diffuse helium emissions measured after the eruption onset. Therefore, this study shows that higher diffuse He/CO2 emission ratios preceded the 2011-2012 El Hierro submarine eruption, clearly show the critical role that both gas species can play in the prediction of major volcanic events and demonstrates the importance of performing soil He and CO2 surveys as a useful geochemical monitoring tool in active volcanic regions. Padrón et al. (2013) Geology 41(5), 539-542; Melián et al. (2014) JGR, 119: 6976-6991, doi:10.1002/2014JB011013

  9. 75 FR 2448 - Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2011-12 and 2012-13 Subsistence...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-15

    ... conservation, or would be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs. The Board will inform the... economic sector, productivity, jobs, the environment, or other units of the government. (b) Whether...

  10. 76 FR 46719 - Western Pacific Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; 2011-12 Main Hawaiian Islands Deep...

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    2011-08-03

    ... long-term sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish. DATES: Comments must be received by August 18, 2011... the most recent bottomfish stock assessment, risk of overfishing, past fishery performance... is based on a 2010 stock assessment that indicated that the MHI Deep 7 bottomfish were not...

  11. "The Treasure Within" and "Learning through Life": A Review and Prospectus

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    Schuller, Tom; Watson, David

    2015-01-01

    In this article, Tom Schuller and David Watson, who were responsible for a major review of lifelong learning in the UK published in 2009, describe the main proposals from that review and compare them with the 1996 UNESCO report, "The Treasure Within". They find many points of similarity, as well as clear differences. Apart from specific…

  12. Using Interactive Computing to Expand Intelligence Testing: A Critique and Prospectus.

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    Hunt, Earl; Pellegrino, James

    1985-01-01

    There are economic advantages in using microcomputers as automated testing stations for measuring aptitude and intelligence. Microcomputers also make it possible to expand and modify testing procedures for psychological functions included in conventional tests and to test psychological functions not generally assessed by conventional tests, such…

  13. Laser processing for thin film chalcogenide photovoltaics: a review and prospectus

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    Simonds, Brian J.; Meadows, Helene J.; Misra, Sudhajit; Ferekides, Christos; Dale, Phillip J.; Scarpulla, Michael A.

    2015-01-01

    We review prior and on-going works in using laser annealing (LA) techniques in the development of chalcogenide-based [CdTe and Cu(In,Ga)S] solar cells. LA can achieve unique processing regimes as the wavelength and pulse duration can be chosen to selectively heat particular layers of a thin film solar cell or even particular regions within a single layer. Pulsed LA, in particular, can achieve non-steady-state conditions that allow for stoichiometry control by preferential evaporation, which has been utilized in CdTe solar cells to create Ohmic back contacts. Pulsed lasers have also been used with Cu(In,Ga)S to improve device performance by surface-defect annealing as well as bulk deep-defect annealing. Continuous-wave LA shows promise for use as a replacement for furnace annealing as it almost instantaneously supplies heat to the absorbing film without wasting time or energy to bring the much thicker substrate to temperature. Optimizing and utilizing such a technology would allow production lines to increase throughput and thus manufacturing capacity. Lasers have also been used to create potentially low-cost chalcogenide thin films from precursors, which is also reviewed.

  14. Proteotyping: Proteomic characterization, classification and identification of microorganisms--A prospectus.

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    Karlsson, Roger; Gonzales-Siles, Lucia; Boulund, Fredrik; Svensson-Stadler, Liselott; Skovbjerg, Susann; Karlsson, Anders; Davidson, Max; Hulth, Stefan; Kristiansson, Erik; Moore, Edward R B

    2015-06-01

    Modern microbial systematics requires a range of methodologies for the comprehensive characterization, classification and identification of microorganisms. While whole-genome sequences provide the ultimate reference for defining microbial phylogeny and taxonomy, selected biomarker-based strategies continue to provide the means for the bulk of microbial systematic studies. Proteomics, the study of the expression of genes, as well as the structure and function of the resulting proteins, offers indirect measures of genome sequence data. Recent developments in applications of proteomics for analyzing microorganisms have paralleled the growing microbial genome sequence database, as well as the evolution of mass spectrometry (MS) instrumentation and bioinformatics. MALDI-TOF MS, which generates proteomic mass patterns for 'fingerprint'-based characterizations, has provided a marked breakthrough for microbial identification. However, MALDI-TOF MS is limited in the number of targets that can be detected for strain characterization. Advanced methods of tandem mass spectrometry, in which proteins and peptides generated from proteins, are characterized and identified, using LC-MS/MS, provide the ability to detect hundreds or thousands of expressed microbial strain markers for high-resolution characterizations and identifications. Model studies demonstrate the application of proteomics-based analyses for bacterial species- and strain-level detection and identification and for characterization of environmentally relevant, metabolically diverse bacteria. Proteomics-based approaches represent an emerging complement to traditional methods of characterizing microorganisms, enabling the elucidation of the expressed biomarkers of genome sequence information, which can be applied to 'proteotyping' applications of microorganisms at all taxonomic levels.

  15. Interspecific competition in tributaries: Prospectus for restoring Atlantic salmon in Lake Ontario

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    Johnson, James H.; Wedge, Leslie R.

    1999-01-01

    Historically, Lake Ontario may have supported the world's largest freshwater population of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). However, by the late 1800's, salmon were virtually extinct in the lake due to the damming of tributaries, overharvest, deforestation, and pollution. Of these factors, the building of dams on tributaries, which precluded access by the salmon to natal spawning streams, was probably the most detrimental. Since the extirpation of Atlantic salmon in the Lake Ontario watershed over a century ago, considerable change has occurred throughout the lake and tributary ecosystem. The changes within the ecosystem that may have the most profound effect on Atlantic salmon restoration include the presence of exotic species, including other salmonines, and reduced habitat quality, especially in tributaries. These changes must be taken into account when considering Atlantic salmon restoration.

  16. The Prospectus, Challenges and Causes of Gender Disparity and Its Implication for Ethiopia's Development: Qualitative Inquiry

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    Dea, Mulatu

    2016-01-01

    The study conducted with proposition that development needs to be participatory including both men and women. Different scholars came up with different explanations by raising the question why gender gap in different sectors The objectives of this paper are to: Analyze some relevant theories of development related to the causes of gender equality…

  17. 17 CFR 230.433 - Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... information on, or hyperlinked from, an issuer's Web site. (1) An offer of an issuer's securities that is... Web site is a written offer of such securities by the issuer and, unless otherwise exempt or excluded... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Conditions to permissible...

  18. 17 CFR 230.433 - Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... information on, or hyperlinked from, an issuer's Web site. (1) An offer of an issuer's securities that is... Web site is a written offer of such securities by the issuer and, unless otherwise exempt or excluded... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Conditions to permissible...

  19. 17 CFR 230.497 - Filing of investment company prospectuses-number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78o) that has adopted rules providing standards for the investment company advertising practices of its members and has established and implemented procedures to review that advertising. (j) In... later than the date that it is first used. (Securities Act of 1933) Editorial Note: For Federal...

  20. 17 CFR 230.497 - Filing of investment company prospectuses-number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78o) that has adopted rules providing standards for the investment company advertising practices of its members and has established and implemented procedures to review that advertising. (j) In... later than the date that it is first used. (Securities Act of 1933) Editorial Note: For Federal...

  1. 17 CFR 230.497 - Filing of investment company prospectuses-number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78o) that has adopted rules providing standards for the investment company advertising practices of its members and has established and implemented procedures to review that advertising. (j) In... later than the date that it is first used. (Securities Act of 1933) Editorial Note: For Federal...

  2. 17 CFR 230.497 - Filing of investment company prospectuses-number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78o) that has adopted rules providing standards for the investment company advertising practices of its members and has established and implemented procedures to review that advertising. (j) In... later than the date that it is first used. (Securities Act of 1933) Editorial Note: For Federal...

  3. 17 CFR 230.497 - Filing of investment company prospectuses-number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78o) that has adopted rules providing standards for the investment company advertising practices of its members and has established and implemented procedures to review that advertising. (j) In... later than the date that it is first used. (Securities Act of 1933) Editorial Note: For Federal...

  4. Simulation and Recording Device for Research in Programmed Instruction. Paper No. 5. The Prospectus Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ward, Ted; Levine, S. Joseph

    The SimulaR, a portable tabletop instructional simulator and response recording device has been designed to aid research in development of programed instruction and is scheduled for a field test involving instructional simulation of remedial reading. Major components consist of a two channel audio playback device, a visual component incorporating…

  5. Phenotypic Plasticity and Integration in the Mangrove Rivulus (Kryptolebias marmoratus): A Prospectus

    PubMed Central

    Earley, Ryan L.; Hanninen, Amanda F.; Fuller, Adam; Garcia, Mark J.; Lee, Elizabeth A.

    2012-01-01

    The mangrove rivulus (Kryptolebias marmoratus) is a small fish native to mangrove ecosystems in Florida, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This species is one of only two self-fertilizing, hermaphroditic vertebrates capable of producing offspring that are genetically identical to both the parent and all siblings. Long bouts of selfing result in individuals with completely homozygous genotypes, effectively allowing for the production of “clones.” Rivulus is also extremely sensitive to environmental change, both during development and adulthood. Life-history traits, behavior, physiology, morphology, and even sexual phenotype are shaped to a large extent by the interaction of genes with the environment, and many of these traits appear to co-vary. True reaction norms can be generated for this species in much the same way as has been done for clonally reproducing invertebrates and plants that have contributed immensely to our understanding of the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. That is, rivulus provides the opportunity to place individuals with identical genotypes in many different environments at any point during ontogeny or adulthood. In addition, rivulus populations are characterized by high genotypic diversity, a luxury not afforded by many clonal vertebrates, which allows us to evaluate variation among genotypes in the shape of reaction norms and in patterns of covariance among traits. We provide background information on phenotypic plasticity and phenotypic integration, coupled with a description of characteristics that we feel qualify rivulus as a potentially powerful model in which to study the evolution of reaction norms and covariance among traits. PMID:22990587

  6. Measuring the Interestingness of Articles in a Limited User Environment Prospectus

    SciTech Connect

    Pon, Raymond K.

    2007-04-18

    Search engines, such as Google, assign scores to news articles based on their relevancy to a query. However, not all relevant articles for the query may be interesting to a user. For example, if the article is old or yields little new information, the article would be uninteresting. Relevancy scores do not take into account what makes an article interesting, which would vary from user to user. Although methods such as collaborative filtering have been shown to be effective in recommendation systems, in a limited user environment there are not enough users that would make collaborative filtering effective. I present a general framework for defining and measuring the ''interestingness'' of articles, called iScore, incorporating user-feedback including tracking multiple topics of interest as well as finding interesting entities or phrases in a complex relationship network. I propose and have shown the validity of the following: 1. Filtering based on only topic relevancy is insufficient for identifying interesting articles. 2. No single feature can characterize the interestingness of an article for a user. It is the combination of multiple features that yields higher quality results. For each user, these features have different degrees of usefulness for predicting interestingness. 3. Through user-feedback, a classifier can combine features to predict interestingness for the user. 4. Current evaluation corpora, such as TREC, do not capture all aspects of personalized news filtering systems necessary for system evaluation. 5. Focusing on only specific evolving user interests instead of all topics allows for more efficient resource utilization while yielding high quality recommendation results. 6. Multiple profile vectors yield significantly better results than traditional methods, such as the Rocchio algorithm, for identifying interesting articles. Additionally, the addition of tracking multiple topics as a new feature in iScore, can improve iScore's classification performance. 7. Multiple topic tracking yields better results than the best results from the last TREC adaptive filtering run. As future work, I will address the following hypothesis: Entities and the relationship among these entities using current information extraction technology can be utilized to identify entities of interest and relationships of interest, using a scheme such as PageRank. And I will address one of the following two hypotheses: 1. By addressing the multiple reading roles that a single user may have, classification results can be improved. 2. By tailoring the operating parameters of MTT, better classification results can be achieved.

  7. Cooperative Program in Educational Personnel Reorganization, Utilization and Continuing Education. A Prospectus.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Niskayuna Public Schools, NY. Office of Research and Development.

    As a result of experience with teacher aides, curriculum change, and a student independent study project based on student use of self-operated technological devices, a 4-year project in the Niskayuna, New York, schools has been planned which combines the training and continuing education of teachers (within the normal working day) and more…

  8. CSHE@50: A Reflection and Prospectus on Globalization and Higher Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, C. Judson, Ed.; Douglass, John Aubrey, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    In the spring of 1957, the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of California, Berkeley was formally established as an organized research unit, enabled by an initial grant from the Carnegie Corporation and making it the first academic enterprise in the United States focused on higher education policy issues. Since then,…

  9. Environmental Indicators for the Coastal Region of North American Great Lakes: Introduction and Prospectus

    EPA Science Inventory

    Environmental indicators are benchmarks for the current conditions of the Great Lakes coastal region and provide measurable endpoints to assess the success of future management, conservation, protection, and restoration of this important resource.

  10. Hyporheic zone hydrologic science: A historical account of its emergence and a prospectus

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cardenas, M. Bayani

    2015-05-01

    The hyporheic zone, defined by shallow subsurface pathways through river beds and banks beginning and ending at the river, is an integral and unique component of fluvial systems. It hosts myriad hydrologically controlled processes that are potentially coupled in complex ways. Understanding these processes and the connections between them is critical since these processes are not only important locally but integrate to impact increasingly larger scale biogeochemical functioning of the river corridor up to the river network scale. Thus, the hyporheic zone continues to be a growing research focus for many hydrologists for more than half the history of Water Resources Research. This manuscript partly summarizes the historical development of hyporheic zone hydrologic science as gleaned from papers published in Water Resources Research, from the birth of the concept of the hyporheic zone as a hydrologic black box (sometimes referred to as transient storage zone), to its adolescent years of being torn between occasionally competing research perspectives of interrogating the hyporheic zone from a surface or subsurface view, to its mature emergence as an interdisciplinary research field that employs the wide array of state-of-the-art tools available to the modern hydrologist. The field is vibrant and moving in the right direction of addressing critical fundamental and applied questions with no clear end in sight in its growth. There are exciting opportunities for scientists that are able to tightly link the allied fields of geology, geomorphology, hydrology, geochemistry, and ecology to tackle the many open problems in hyporheic zone science.

  11. DNA-BASED METHODS FOR MONITORING INVASIVE SPECIES: A REVIEW AND PROSPECTUS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The recent explosion of interest in DNA-based tools for species identification has prompted widespread speculation on the future availability of inexpensive, rapid and accurate means of identifying specimens and assessing biodiversity. One applied field that may benefit dramatic...

  12. 36 CFR 51.5 - What information will the prospectus include?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ..., include, but are not limited to the following: (1) The minimum acceptable franchise fee or other forms of... out by department for the three most recent years; franchise fees charged under the current...

  13. 36 CFR 51.5 - What information will the prospectus include?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., include, but are not limited to the following: (1) The minimum acceptable franchise fee or other forms of... out by department for the three most recent years; franchise fees charged under the current...

  14. 36 CFR 51.5 - What information will the prospectus include?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ..., include, but are not limited to the following: (1) The minimum acceptable franchise fee or other forms of... out by department for the three most recent years; franchise fees charged under the current...

  15. A Recorded Aid for Braille Music. Paper No. 3. The Prospectus Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Levine, S. Joseph

    The Recorded Aid for Braille Music is designed to teach instrumental music to visually handicapped students through the integration of tape recordings with established methods of reading braille music notation and playing by ear. Packages of instructional materials for clarinet, flute, alto saxophone, trumpet, and trombone contain the recording,…

  16. Reinforcing Comprehensive Business Learning through an Undergraduate Retailing Course: A Prospectus

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ahmed, Irfan

    2009-01-01

    Undergraduate programs in business are expected to provide a comprehensive learning for their students in order to prepare them to be able to deal with complex business problems in their jobs. Business schools attempt to provide this learning through various curricular design strategies. This paper proposes the use of an undergraduate course in…

  17. Organizational Effectiveness in Higher Education and Collaborative Interaction with External Organizations: A Research Prospectus.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shultz, James A.

    This proposed study will examine collaborative organizational interactions and the effectiveness of collaborative projects and other joint activities between institutions of higher education and external groups and organizations. The project will use B. Gray's theory delineating three key conditions for collaborative interaction: the degree to…

  18. A Prospectus for Influencing Students to Enter Farm Practice After Graduation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barron, H. T.; And Others

    1977-01-01

    How to get more veterinarians into farm practice is a complex problem that should be addressed by the colleges, the profession, government, and rural citizens. The efforts of one clinical department to help solve the problem in Tennessee are described. (LBH)

  19. Food Patterns Equivalents Intakes from Food: Mean Amounts Consumer per Individual, What We Eat in America, NHANES 2011-12; Tables 1-4

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The four table sets include national estimates of mean intakes of the 37 Food Patterns (FP) components per individual estimated from the day 1 dietary intake data of 7,933 individuals, ages 2 years and over, in What We Eat in America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (WWEIA, NHANES),...

  20. Formative Assessment with Technology 2011-12: Second Year of Implementation. Eye on Evaluation. D&A Report No. 13.05

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Troy, Talbot; Bulgakov-Cooke, Dina

    2013-01-01

    In 2010-11, Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), and SMART Technologies began a two-year collaboration to promote the use of formative assessment in mathematics classrooms at three Wake County public schools: Millbrook Elementary, East Millbrook Middle, and Millbrook High school. The…

  1. Water quality of groundwater and stream base flow in the Marcellus Shale Gas Field of the Monongahela River Basin, West Virginia, 2011-12

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Chambers, Douglas B.; Kozar, Mark D.; Messinger, Terence; Mulder, Michon L.; Pelak, Adam J.; White, Jeremy S.

    2015-01-01

    This study provides a baseline of water-quality conditions in the Monongahela River Basin in West Virginia during the early phases of development of the Marcellus Shale gas field. Although not all inclusive, the results of this study provide a set of reliable water-quality data against which future data sets can be compared and the effects of shale-gas development may be determined.

  2. Teacher Salary Comparisons--Inter-City Differences: 2010-11 and 2011-12. BCTF Research Report. Section I. 2012-TS-02

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    White, Margaret

    2012-01-01

    This research report, which is an update of research report 2011-TS-03, shows the salary difference for each step of British Columbia's (BC) Category 5 or comparable qualifications. Salaries for Vancouver public school teachers are compared to teacher salaries in Toronto (elementary), Ottawa (secondary), and Edmonton. Salaries for Prince George…

  3. Molecular characterization of the porcine group A rotavirus NSP2 and NSP5/6 genes from São Paulo State, Brazil, in 2011/12.

    PubMed

    Barbosa, Bruna Rocha Passos; Bernardes, Nara Thiers Cacciatori Galleti; Beserra, Laila Andreia Rodrigues; Gregori, Fábio

    2013-01-01

    Rotaviruses are responsible for the acute diarrhea in various mammalian and avian species. The nonstructural proteins NSP2 and NSP5 are involved in the rotavirus replication and the formation of viroplasm, cytoplasmic inclusion bodies within which new viral particles morphogenesis and viral RNA replication occur. There are few studies on the genetic diversity of those proteins; thus this study aims at characterizing the diversity of rotavirus based on NSP2 and NSP5 genes in rotaviruses circulating in Brazilian pig farms. For this purpose, 63 fecal samples from pig farms located in six different cities in the São Paulo State, Brazil, were screened by nested RT-PCR. Seven strains had the partial nucleotide sequencing for NSP2, whereas in six, the total sequencing for NSP5. All were characterized as genotype H1 and N1. The nucleotide identity of NSP2 genes ranged from 100% to 86.4% and the amino acid identity from 100% to 91.5%. For NSP5, the nucleotide identity was from 100% to 95.1% and the amino acid identity from 100% to 97.4%. It is concluded that the genotypes of the strains circulating in the region of study are in agreement with those reported in the literature for swine and that there is the possibility of interaction between human and animal rotaviruses.

  4. Year-Round Monitoring of Contaminants in Neal and Rogers Creeks, Hood River Basin, Oregon, 2011-12, and Assessment of Risks to Salmonids.

    PubMed

    Hapke, Whitney B; Morace, Jennifer L; Nilsen, Elena B; Alvarez, David A; Masterson, Kevin

    2016-01-01

    Pesticide presence in streams is a potential threat to Endangered Species Act listed salmonids in the Hood River basin, Oregon, a primarily forested and agricultural basin. Two types of passive samplers, polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) and semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs), were simultaneously deployed at four sites in the basin during Mar. 2011-Mar. 2012 to measure the presence of pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The year-round use of passive samplers is a novel approach and offers several new insights. Currently used pesticides and legacy contaminants, including many chlorinated pesticides and PBDEs, were present throughout the year in the basin's streams. PCBs were not detected. Time-weighted average water concentrations for the 2-month deployment periods were estimated from concentrations of chemicals measured in the passive samplers. Currently used pesticide concentrations peaked during spring and were detected beyond their seasons of expected use. Summed concentrations of legacy contaminants in Neal Creek were highest during July-Sept., the period with the lowest streamflows. Endosulfan was the only pesticide detected in passive samplers at concentrations exceeding Oregon or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water-quality thresholds. A Sensitive Pesticide Toxicity Index (SPTI) was used to estimate the relative acute potential toxicity among sample mixtures. The acute potential toxicity of the detected mixtures was likely greater for invertebrates than for fish and for all samples in Neal Creek compared to Rogers Creek, but the indices appear to be low overall (<0.1). Endosulfans and pyrethroid insecticides were the largest contributors to the SPTIs for both sites. SPTIs of some discrete (grab) samples from the basin that were used for comparison exceeded 0.1 when some insecticides (azinphos methyl, chlorpyrifos, malathion) were detected at concentrations near or exceeding acute water-quality thresholds. Early life stages and adults of several sensitive fish species, including salmonids, are present in surface waters of the basin throughout the year, including during periods of peak estimated potential toxicity. Based on these data, direct toxicity to salmonids from in-stream pesticide exposure is unlikely, but indirect impacts (reduced fitness due to cumulative exposures or negative impacts to invertebrate prey populations) are unknown.

  5. Distribution and extent of heavy metal accumulation in Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia), upper Santa Cruz River watershed, southern Arizona, 2011-12

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lester, Michael B.; van Riper, Charles

    2014-01-01

    Riparian ecosystems in arid environments provide critical habitat for breeding, migratory, and wintering birds, yet are often at risk of contamination by heavy metals. Birds and other animals living in contaminated areas are susceptible to adverse health effects as a result of long-term exposure and bioaccumulation of heavy metals. We investigated the distribution and cascading extent of heavy metal accumulation in Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia) in Arizona’s upper Santa Cruz River watershed. This study had three goals: (1) quantify the degree of heavy metal accumulation in sparrows and determine the distributional patterns among study sites, (2) compare concentrations of metals found in this study to those found in studies performed prior to the 2009 international wastewater treatment plant upgrade, and (3) assess sparrow condition among sites with differing potential sources of contamination exposure. We examined six study sites that reflected different potential sources of contamination. Hematocrit values, body mass residuals, and leukocyte counts were used to assess sparrow condition. Cadmium, copper, mercury, nickel, and selenium exceeded background concentrations at some sites, but generally were lower than or similar to concentrations found in earlier studies performed prior to the 2009 international wastewater treatment plant upgrade. Concentrations were higher in recaptured birds in 2012 than in 2011 for 7 metals in feathers and 14 metals in blood, suggesting possible bioaccumulation. We found no cascading effects as a result of heavy metal exposure, but did find that heavy metal concentrations were reduced following the 2009 international wastewater treatment plant upgrade.

  6. Instructional Time for Third- and Eighth-Graders in Public and Private Schools: School Year 2011-12. Stats in Brief. NCES 2017-076

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoyer, Kathleen Mulvaney; Sparks, Dinah

    2017-01-01

    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has published a number of reports documenting the amount of time that students have received instruction in various subjects. Using more recent data and similar measures, this Statistics in Brief builds on prior reports to provide an updated look at time spent on instruction in various subjects.…

  7. Year-Round Monitoring of Contaminants in Neal and Rogers Creeks, Hood River Basin, Oregon, 2011-12, and Assessment of Risks to Salmonids

    PubMed Central

    Hapke, Whitney B.; Morace, Jennifer L.; Nilsen, Elena B.; Alvarez, David A.; Masterson, Kevin

    2016-01-01

    Pesticide presence in streams is a potential threat to Endangered Species Act listed salmonids in the Hood River basin, Oregon, a primarily forested and agricultural basin. Two types of passive samplers, polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) and semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs), were simultaneously deployed at four sites in the basin during Mar. 2011–Mar. 2012 to measure the presence of pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The year-round use of passive samplers is a novel approach and offers several new insights. Currently used pesticides and legacy contaminants, including many chlorinated pesticides and PBDEs, were present throughout the year in the basin’s streams. PCBs were not detected. Time-weighted average water concentrations for the 2-month deployment periods were estimated from concentrations of chemicals measured in the passive samplers. Currently used pesticide concentrations peaked during spring and were detected beyond their seasons of expected use. Summed concentrations of legacy contaminants in Neal Creek were highest during July–Sept., the period with the lowest streamflows. Endosulfan was the only pesticide detected in passive samplers at concentrations exceeding Oregon or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water-quality thresholds. A Sensitive Pesticide Toxicity Index (SPTI) was used to estimate the relative acute potential toxicity among sample mixtures. The acute potential toxicity of the detected mixtures was likely greater for invertebrates than for fish and for all samples in Neal Creek compared to Rogers Creek, but the indices appear to be low overall (<0.1). Endosulfans and pyrethroid insecticides were the largest contributors to the SPTIs for both sites. SPTIs of some discrete (grab) samples from the basin that were used for comparison exceeded 0.1 when some insecticides (azinphos methyl, chlorpyrifos, malathion) were detected at concentrations near or exceeding acute water-quality thresholds. Early life stages and adults of several sensitive fish species, including salmonids, are present in surface waters of the basin throughout the year, including during periods of peak estimated potential toxicity. Based on these data, direct toxicity to salmonids from in-stream pesticide exposure is unlikely, but indirect impacts (reduced fitness due to cumulative exposures or negative impacts to invertebrate prey populations) are unknown. PMID:27348521

  8. Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Private School Universe Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-316

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Broughman, Stephen P.; Swaim, Nancy L.

    2013-01-01

    In 1988, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) developed a private school data collection that improved on the sporadic collection of private school data dating back to 1890 by developing an alternative to commercially available private school sampling frames. Since 1989, the U.S. Bureau of the Census has conducted the biennial…

  9. A water-budget approach to estimating potential groundwater recharge from two domestic sewage disposal fields in eastern Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 2011-12

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    Crilley, Dianna M.; Collison, Jake W.

    2015-08-04

    During this study, the disposal fields at sites A and B received a measured volume of effluent from two-person domestic residences equipped with an onsite low-pressure dosing system. A combined evapotranspiration measurement and modeling technique was used to estimate the amount of evapotranspirative loss from the disposal field and from the surrounding terrain. A portable hemispherical flux chamber was used to measure evapotranspiration at fixed locations on the disposal fields and on the surrounding terrain at sites A and B. Data from hemispherical flux chamber measurements were used to calibrate a Penman-Monteith modeled evapotranspiration rate on the disposal field and on the surrounding terrain at site A from January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2011, and from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012, and at site B from January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2011. Micrometeorological and soil data from instrumentation on the disposal fields and on the surrounding terrain at sites A and B were used as input data into the Penman-Monteith equation. The mean potential recharge from disposal field effluent during 2011–12 at sites A and B was 63 percent of the volume of effluent dosed to the disposal field.

  10. Fish assemblage composition and mapped mesohabitat features over a range of streamflows in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, winter 2011-12, summer 2012

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    Pearson, Daniel K.; Braun, Christopher L.; Moring, J. Bruce

    2016-01-21

    This report documents differences in the mapped spatial extents and physical characteristics of in-channel fish habitat evaluated at the mesohabitat scale during winter 2011–12 (moderate streamflow) and summer 2012 (low streamflow) at 15 sites on the Middle Rio Grande in New Mexico starting about 3 kilometers downstream from Cochiti Dam and ending about 40 kilometers upstream from Elephant Butte Reservoir. The results of mesohabitat mapping, physical characterization, and fish assemblage surveys are summarized from the data that were collected. The report also presents general comparisons of physical mesohabitat data, such as wetted area and substrate type, and biological mesohabitat data, which included fish assemblage composition, species richness, Rio Grande silvery minnow relative abundance, and Rio Grande silvery minnow catch per unit effort.

  11. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Data File Documentation. Appendix J-O. NCES 2014-182_2

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    Wine, Jennifer; Bryan, Michael; Siegel, Peter

    2013-01-01

    The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) helps fulfill the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) mandate to collect, analyze, and publish statistics related to education. The purpose of NPSAS is to compile a comprehensive research dataset, based on student-level records, on financial aid…

  12. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Data File Documentation. Appendix A-I. NCES 2014-182_1

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    Wine, Jennifer; Bryan, Michael; Siegel, Peter

    2013-01-01

    The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) helps fulfill the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) mandate to collect, analyze, and publish statistics related to education. The purpose of NPSAS is to compile a comprehensive research dataset, based on student-level records, on financial aid…

  13. Use of stable isotopes of nitrogen and water to identify sources of nitrogen in three urban creeks of Durham, North Carolina, 2011-12

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    McSwain, Kristen Bukowski; Young, Megan B.; Giorgino, Mary L.

    2014-01-01

    A preliminary assessment of nitrate sources was conducted in three creeks that feed nutrient impaired Falls and Jordan Lakes in the vicinity of Durham County, North Carolina, from July 2011 to June 2012. Cabin Branch, Ellerbe Creek, and Third Fork Creek were sampled monthly to determine if sources of nitrate in surface water could be identified on the basis of their stable isotopic compositions. Land use differs in the drainage basins of the investigated creeks—the predominant land use in Cabin Branch Basin is forest, and the Ellerbe and Third Fork Creek Basins are predominantly developed urban areas. Total nutrient concentrations were below 1 milligram per liter (mg/L). All measured nitrate plus nitrite concentrations were below the North Carolina standard of 10 mg/L as nitrogen with the highest concentration of 0.363 mg/L measured in Third Fork Creek. Concentrations of ammonia were generally less than 0.1 mg/L as nitrogen in all creek samples. More than 50 percent of the total nitrogen measured in the creeks was in the form of organic nitrogen. Total phosphorus and orthophosphate concentrations in all samples were generally less than 0.2 mg/L as phosphorus. The isotopic composition of surface water (δ2HH20 and δ18OH2O) is similar to that of modern-day precipitation. During July and August 2011 and May and June 2012, surface-water samples displayed a seasonal difference in isotopic composition, indicating fractionation of isotopes as a result of evaporation and, potentially, mixing with local and regional groundwater. The dominant source of nitrate to Cabin Branch, Ellerbe Creek, and Third Fork Creek was the nitrification of soil nitrogen. Two stormflow samples in Ellerbe Creek and Third Fork Creek had nitrate sources that were a mixture of the nitrification of soil nitrogen and an atmospheric source that had bypassed some soil contact through impermeable surfaces within the drainage basin. No influence of a septic or wastewater source was found in Cabin Branch. Results from this study suggest that it is possible to distinguish sources of nitrogen and biogeochemical processes on nitrate using stable isotopes of nitrogen and oxygen in small creeks of Durham County, North Carolina.

  14. Understanding Parents' Child Care Decision-Making: A Foundation for Child Care Policy Making. Research-to-Policy, Research-to-Practice Brief. OPRE 2011-12

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    Weber, Roberta

    2011-01-01

    Policies such as those related to child care subsidies and quality rating and improvement systems are designed to increase the likelihood that child care and education arrangements meet developmental needs of children and employment needs of parents. Ultimately, parents select child care arrangements, and the quality and stability of these…

  15. WCPSS Advanced Placement (AP) Results, 2011-12 and 2012-13. Measuring Up. D&A Report No. 13.17

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    Muli, Juliana; McMillen, Brad

    2014-01-01

    Students in Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) continue to score well on AP exams with an increased percentage of students enrolling in the courses. As in past years, in 2013 the district had higher average AP exam scores compared to the state and the nation. WCPSS had 76.6% of scores 3 or higher in 2013 (qualified and above). Again in both 2012…

  16. Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2011-12 (Fiscal Year 2012). First Look. NCES 2014-303

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    Cornman, Stephen Q.

    2015-01-01

    This First Look report presents data on public elementary and secondary education revenues and expenditures at the local education agency (LEA) or school district level for fiscal year (FY) 2012.1. Specifically, this report includes findings from the following types of school finance data: (1) Revenue and expenditure totals by state and the 100…

  17. Year-round monitoring of contaminants in Neal and Rogers Creeks, Hood River Basin, Oregon, 2011-12, and assessment of risks to salmonids

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    Temple, Whitney B.; Morace, Jennifer L.; Nilsen, Elena B.; Alvarez, David; Masterson, Kevin

    2016-01-01

    Pesticide presence in streams is a potential threat to Endangered Species Act listed salmonids in the Hood River basin, Oregon, a primarily forested and agricultural basin. Two types of passive samplers, polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) and semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs), were simultaneously deployed at four sites in the basin during Mar. 2011–Mar. 2012 to measure the presence of pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The year-round use of passive samplers is a novel approach and offers several new insights. Currently used pesticides and legacy contaminants, including many chlorinated pesticides and PBDEs, were present throughout the year in the basin’s streams. PCBs were not detected. Time-weighted average water concentrations for the 2-month deployment periods were estimated from concentrations of chemicals measured in the passive samplers. Currently used pesticide concentrations peaked during spring and were detected beyond their seasons of expected use. Summed concentrations of legacy contaminants in Neal Creek were highest during July–Sept., the period with the lowest streamflows. Endosulfan was the only pesticide detected in passive samplers at concentrations exceeding Oregon or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water-quality thresholds. A Sensitive Pesticide Toxicity Index (SPTI) was used to estimate the relative acute potential toxicity among sample mixtures. The acute potential toxicity of the detected mixtures was likely greater for invertebrates than for fish and for all samples in Neal Creek compared to Rogers Creek, but the indices appear to be low overall (<0.1). Endosulfans and pyrethroid insecticides were the largest contributors to the SPTIs for both sites. SPTIs of some discrete (grab) samples from the basin that were used for comparison exceeded 0.1 when some insecticides (azinphos methyl, chlorpyrifos, malathion) were detected at concentrations near or exceeding acute water-quality thresholds. Early life stages and adults of several sensitive fish species, including salmonids, are present in surface waters of the basin throughout the year, including during periods of peak estimated potential toxicity. Based on these data, direct toxicity to salmonids from in-stream pesticide exposure is unlikely, but indirect impacts (reduced fitness due to cumulative exposures or negative impacts to invertebrate prey populations) are unknown.

  18. NASA/GSFC Research Activities for the Global Ocean Carbon Cycle: A Prospectus for the 21st Century

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    Gregg, W. W.; Behrenfield, M. J.; Hoge, F. E.; Esaias, W. E.; Huang, N. E.; Long, S. R.; McClain, C. R.

    2000-01-01

    There are increasing concerns that anthropogenic inputs of carbon dioxide into the Earth system have the potential for climate change. In response to these concerns, the GSFC Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes has formed the Ocean Carbon Science Team (OCST) to contribute to greater understanding of the global ocean carbon cycle. The overall goals of the OCST are to: 1) detect changes in biological components of the ocean carbon cycle through remote sensing of biooptical properties, 2) refine understanding of ocean carbon uptake and sequestration through application of basic research results, new satellite algorithms, and improved model parameterizations, 3) develop and implement new sensors providing critical missing environmental information related to the oceanic carbon cycle and the flux of CO2 across the air-sea interface. The specific objectives of the OCST are to: 1) establish a 20-year time series of ocean color, 2) develop new remote sensing technologies, 3) validate ocean remote sensing observations, 4) conduct ocean carbon cycle scientific investigations directly related to remote sensing data, emphasizing physiological, empirical and coupled physical/biological models, satellite algorithm development and improvement, and analysis of satellite data sets. These research and mission objectives are intended to improve our understanding of global ocean carbon cycling and contribute to national goals by maximizing the use of remote sensing data.

  19. 17 CFR 229.1102 - (Item 1102) Forepart of registration statement and outside cover page of the prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...-REGULATION S-K Asset-Backed Securities (Regulation AB) § 229.1102 (Item 1102) Forepart of registration... provider referenced in Items 1114(b) or 1115 of this Regulation AB. Instruction to Item 1102: Also see Item 1113(f)(2) of this Regulation AB regarding the title of any class of securities with an...

  20. 17 CFR 229.1102 - (Item 1102) Forepart of registration statement and outside cover page of the prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...-REGULATION S-K Asset-Backed Securities (Regulation AB) § 229.1102 (Item 1102) Forepart of registration... provider referenced in Items 1114(b) or 1115 of this Regulation AB. Instruction to Item 1102: Also see Item 1113(f)(2) of this Regulation AB regarding the title of any class of securities with an...

  1. 17 CFR 229.1102 - (Item 1102) Forepart of registration statement and outside cover page of the prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...-REGULATION S-K Asset-Backed Securities (Regulation AB) § 229.1102 (Item 1102) Forepart of registration... provider referenced in Items 1114(b) or 1115 of this Regulation AB. Instruction to Item 1102: Also see Item 1113(f)(2) of this Regulation AB regarding the title of any class of securities with an...

  2. 17 CFR 229.1102 - (Item 1102) Forepart of registration statement and outside cover page of the prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...-REGULATION S-K Asset-Backed Securities (Regulation AB) § 229.1102 (Item 1102) Forepart of registration... provider referenced in Items 1114(b) or 1115 of this Regulation AB. Instruction to Item 1102: Also see Item 1113(f)(2) of this Regulation AB regarding the title of any class of securities with an...

  3. 17 CFR 229.1102 - (Item 1102) Forepart of registration statement and outside cover page of the prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...-REGULATION S-K Asset-Backed Securities (Regulation AB) § 229.1102 (Item 1102) Forepart of registration... provider referenced in Items 1114(b) or 1115 of this Regulation AB. Instruction to Item 1102: Also see Item 1113(f)(2) of this Regulation AB regarding the title of any class of securities with an...

  4. 17 CFR 230.428 - Documents constituting a section 10(a) prospectus for Form S-8 registration statement...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Documents constituting a... securities registered on Form S-8. 230.428 Section 230.428 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Form and Content of...

  5. 17 CFR 230.174 - Delivery of prospectus by dealers; exemptions under section 4(3) of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 General... authorized for inclusion in an electronic inter-dealer quotation system sponsored and governed by the rules... registration statement was the subject of a stop order issued under section 8 of the Act; or (2) As...

  6. The World University System as a Model Prospectus for Institutions of Higher Learning in a Changing World.

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    Mncube, Stephen Sipho, Ed.

    This volume presents 10 papers originating with the World University System located at various sites in the Caribbean and the United States which were selected to show the innovative work of that institution between 1976 and 1980. The World University was founded in 1965 in Puerto Rico by John Brann and was based on innovative approaches to…

  7. Personality, Motivation, and College Readiness: A Prospectus for Assessment and Development. Research Report. ETS RR-14-06

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    Kyllonen, Patrick C.; Lipnevich, Anastasiya A.; Burrus, Jeremy; Roberts, Richard D.

    2014-01-01

    This article concerns how noncognitive constructs--personality and motivation--can be assessed and developed to increase students' readiness for college. We propose a general framework to account for personality and motivational differences between students. We review numerous studies showing that personality and motivational factors are related…

  8. REVIEW AND PROSPECTUS, FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR LEARNING AND RE-EDUCATION.

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    GOODSON, MAX R.; AND OTHERS

    THE 1ST YEAR OF OPERATION OF THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR LEARNING AND RE-EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN WAS REVIEWED. BASIC RESEARCH IN CONCEPT LEARNING WAS CONDUCTED BY MEANS OF LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS AND COMPUTER SIMULATION. CONCEPT LEARNING IN THE SUBJECT AREAS OF MATHEMATICS, ENGLISH COMPOSITION, SCIENCE, SPEECH, AND…

  9. 41 CFR 102-74.150 - Who submits prospectuses for the construction or alteration of public buildings to the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Section 102-74.150 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Who submits...

  10. 41 CFR 102-74.150 - Who submits prospectuses for the construction or alteration of public buildings to the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Section 102-74.150 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Who submits...

  11. 41 CFR 102-74.150 - Who submits prospectuses for the construction or alteration of public buildings to the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Section 102-74.150 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Who submits...

  12. 17 CFR 229.503 - (Item 503) Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ..., risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges. 229.503 Section 229.503 Commodity and Securities... ratio of earnings to fixed charges. The registrant must furnish this information in plain English. See... into or exercisable for common equity securities. (d) Ratio of earnings to fixed charges. If...

  13. 17 CFR 229.503 - (Item 503) Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ..., risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges. 229.503 Section 229.503 Commodity and Securities... ratio of earnings to fixed charges. The registrant must furnish this information in plain English. See... into or exercisable for common equity securities. (d) Ratio of earnings to fixed charges. If...

  14. 17 CFR 229.501 - (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... amount of securities offered by selling security holders, if any. If the underwriter has any arrangement... receive, and any selling shareholder's net proceeds. Show this information on both a per share or unit... securities; (5) Risk factors. A cross-reference to the risk factors section, including the page number...

  15. 17 CFR 229.501 - (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... amount of securities offered by selling security holders, if any. If the underwriter has any arrangement... receive, and any selling shareholder's net proceeds. Show this information on both a per share or unit... securities; (5) Risk factors. A cross-reference to the risk factors section, including the page number...

  16. 17 CFR 229.501 - (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... amount of securities offered by selling security holders, if any. If the underwriter has any arrangement... receive, and any selling shareholder's net proceeds. Show this information on both a per share or unit... securities; (5) Risk factors. A cross-reference to the risk factors section, including the page number...

  17. 17 CFR 229.501 - (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... amount of securities offered by selling security holders, if any. If the underwriter has any arrangement... receive, and any selling shareholder's net proceeds. Show this information on both a per share or unit... securities; (5) Risk factors. A cross-reference to the risk factors section, including the page number...

  18. Making Sense of the Nursing Education Crises in California: A Program Planning Study Prospectus. Report 09-10

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    Wilson, Stacy

    2009-01-01

    In the absence of continuous legislative and institutional intervention, the demand for services provided by vocational and registered nurses in California over the next ten years will greatly outpace the supply of nurses anticipated to flow from postsecondary degree programs. Nursing education and supply issues can be better understood and…

  19. Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2010-11, and 12-Month Enrollment--2010-11. First Look (Preliminary Data). NCES 2012-289

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    Knapp, Laura G.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Ginder, Scott A.

    2012-01-01

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the preliminary data of the…

  20. Tidal flow dynamics and background fluorescence of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the vicinity of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 2011-12

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    Conrads, Paul A.; Journey, Celeste; Clark, Jimmy M.; Levesque, Victor A.

    2013-01-01

    To effectively plan site-specific studies to understand the connection between wastewater effluent and shellfish beds, data are needed concerning flow dynamics and background fluorescence in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway near the effluent outfalls on Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms. Tidal flows were computed by the U.S. Geological Survey for three stations and longitudinal water-quality profiles were collected at high and low tide. Flows for the three U.S. Geological Survey stations, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway by the Isle of Palms Marina, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway by the Ben M. Sawyer Memorial Bridge at Sullivan’s Island, and Breach Inlet, were computed for the 53-day period from December 4, 2011, to January 26, 2012. The largest flows occurred at Breach Inlet and ranged from -58,600 cubic feet per second (ft3/s) toward the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to 63,300 ft3/s toward the Atlantic Ocean. Of the two stations on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Sullivan’s Island station had the larger flows and ranged from -6,360 ft3/s to the southwest (toward Charleston Harbor) to 8,930 ft3/s to the northeast. Computed tidal flow at the Isle of Palms station ranged from -3,460 ft3/s toward the southwest to 6,410 ft3/s toward the northeast. The synoptic water-quality study showed that the stations were well mixed vertically and horizontally. All fluorescence measurements (recorded as rhodamine concentration) were below the accuracy of the sensor and the background fluorescence would not likely interfere with a dye-tracer study.

  1. What Is the Price of College? Total, Net, and Out-of-Pocket Prices by Type of Institution in 2011-12. NCES 2015-165. Stats in Brief

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    Radwin, David; Wei, Christina Chang

    2015-01-01

    Americans believe in the value of a college education, but worry about its price. Recent surveys show large majorities affirming the importance of postsecondary education, but characterizing it as too expensive and sometimes financially out of reach. This Statistics in Brief describes three measures of the price of undergraduate education in the…

  2. Physical characteristics and fish assemblage composition at site and mesohabitat scales over a range of streamflows in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, winter 2011-12, summer 2012

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    Braun, Christopher L.; Pearson, Daniel K.; Porter, Michael D.; Moring, J. Bruce

    2015-01-01

    Water-quality properties were only collected during summer 2012, when low-streamflow conditions existed and water-quality properties were thought to be potentially most limiting to aquatic life. Area-weighted mean water temperatures tended to be higher at the sites that were sampled in August 2012 (25.57 degrees Celsius [°C]) compared to June 2012 (24.61 °C). The highest area-weighted mean water temperature at a given site (29.03 °C) was measured at the Lemitar site on August 7, 2012, coincident with the lowest measured discharge (4.13 cubic feet per second [ft3/s]). Area-weighted mean dissolved oxygen concentrations tended to be lower in August (7.46 milligrams per liter [mg/L]) compared to June (8.33 mg/L). The highest area-weighted mean dissolved oxygen concentration (9.13 mg/L) was measured at the Lemitar site on August 7, 2012, and the lowest area-weighted mean dissolved oxygen concentration (6.23 mg/L) was measured at the Los Padillas site on August 10, 2012. Area-weighted specific conductance in the sites upstream from La Joya did not exceed 400 microsiemens per centimeter (μS/cm) at 25 °C, whereas the area-weighted mean specific conductance at La Joya (837 μs/cm at 25 °C), Rio Salado (857 μs/cm at 25 °C), and Lemitar (1,300 μs/cm at 25 °C) were all well above the average of the area-weighted means for the 10 remaining sites (433 μs/cm at 25 °C). Lower area-weighted mean pH values were measured at the 3 sites in and near Albuquerque (La Orilla, Barelas, and Los Padillas—7.98, 8.08, and 7.81, respectively) compared to any of the 10 remaining sites, which had an overall mean pH of 8.44.

  3. Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2010-11, and 12-Month Enrollment: 2010-11. First Look (Provisional Data). NCES 2012-289rev

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    Knapp, Laura G.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Ginder, Scott A.

    2012-01-01

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the provisional data of the…

  4. Determination of vitamins D2 and D3 in infant formula and adult nutritionals by ultra-pressure liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry detection (UPLC-MS/MS): First Action 2011.12.

    PubMed

    Stevens, Jack; Dowell, Dawn

    2012-01-01

    The method for the "Determination of Vitamins D2 and D3 in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals by Ultra-Pressure Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry Detection (UPLC-MS/MS)" was adopted as AOAC Official First Action during the "Standards Development and International Harmonization: AOAC INTERNATIONAL Mid-Year Meeting" held June 29, 2011. During the meeting, an Expert Review Panel (ERP) evaluated the available validation information against standard method performance requirements (SMPRs) articulated by stakeholders. The method, approved by the ERP, is applicable for the determination of vitamin D (total vitamins D2 and D3). A range of products had been tested during a single-laboratory validation study. The products included butter, National Institute of Standards and Technology SRM 1849, eggs, cheese, yogurt, ready-to-eat cereal, bread, mushrooms, and tuna. The testing of the method established linearity in the range of 0.005-50 microg/mL. The recovery range was 93.4-100.9% for vitamin D2 and 102.4-106.2% for vitamin D3. The LOD and LOQ for vitamin D2 were reported as 0.20 and 0.61 microgl100 g, respectively; for vitamin D3, the reported values were 0.47 and 1.44 microg/100 g, respectively. The method met the SMPRs set by the Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN). It was, therefore, decided that the method was appropriate for Official First Action Method status.

  5. Acceptability of drugs for male fertility regulation: a prospectus and some preliminary data. World Health Organization Task Force on Psychosocial Research in Family Planning.

    PubMed

    1980-02-01

    Hormonal substances for male fertility regulation administered orally or by injection are currently undergoing clinical evaluation. These trials, sponsored by the World Health Organization, provide unique opportunities for intensive study of the acceptability of such an approach to fertility regulation, and of these drugs in particular. The research employs repeated interviews over a 15-month period and is conducted by social scientists collaborating with biomedical scientists at each of seven sites (Bangkok, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Santiago, Seoul, and Toronto). The focus is upon gauging male user's evaluations of hormonal methods (several androgen/gestagen combinations as well as cyproterone acetate) relative to their evaluations of other male methods they know about or have experienced. Of particular importance is to determine whether the hormonal methods modify or interfere with sexual desire, feelings, and behavior. The research is also assessing specific ways in which various perceived properties of fertility regulating methods relate to their acceptability in different socio-cultural settings.

  6. Hydrological Aspects of Weather Prediction and Flood Warnings: Report of the Ninth Prospectus Development Team of the U.S. Weather Research Program

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    Droegemeier, K.K.; Smith, J.D.; Businger, S.; Doswell, C.; Doyle, J.; Duffy, C.; Foufoula-Georgiou, E.; Graziano, T.; James, L.D.; Krajewski, V.; LeMone, M.; Lettenmaier, D.; Mass, C.; Pielke, R.; Ray, P.; Rutledge, S.; Schaake, J.; Zipser, E.

    2000-01-01

    Among the many natural disasters that disrupt human and industrial activity in the United States each year, including tornadoes, hurricanes, extreme temperatures, and lightning, floods are among the most devastating and rank second in the loss of life. Indeed, the societal impact of floods has increased during the past few years and shows no sign of abating. Although the scientific questions associated with flooding and its accurate prediction are many and complex, an unprecedented opportunity now exists - in light of new observational and computing systems and infrastructures, a much improved understanding of small-scale meteorological and hydrological processes, and the availability of sophisticated numerical models and data assimilation systems - to attack the flood forecasting problem in a comprehensive manner that will yield significant new scientific insights and corresponding practical benefits. The authors present herein a set of recommendations for advancing our understanding of floods via the creation of natural laboratories situated in a variety of local meteorological and hydrological settings. Emphasis is given to floods caused by convection and cold season events, fronts and extratropical cyclones, orographic forcing, and hurricanes and tropical cyclones following landfall. Although the particular research strategies applied within each laboratory setting will necessarily vary, all will share the following principal elements: (a) exploitation of those couplings important to flooding that exist between meteorological and hydrological processes and models; (b) innovative use of operational radars, research radars, satellites, and rain gauges to provide detailed spatial characterizations of precipitation fields and rates, along with the use of this information in hydrological models and for improving and validating microphysical algorithms in meteorological models; (c) comparisons of quantitative precipitation estimation algorithms from both research (especially multiparameter) and operational radars against gauge data as well as output produced by meso- and storm-scale models; (d) use of data from dense, temporary river gauge networks to trace the fate of rain from its starting location in small basins to the entire stream and river network; and (e) sensitivity testing in the design and implementation of separate as well as coupled meteorological and hydrologic models, the latter designed to better represent those nonlinear feedbacks between the atmosphere and land that are known to play an important role in runoff prediction. Vital to this effort will be the creation of effective and sustained linkages between the historically separate though scientifically related disciplines of meteorology and hydrology, as well as their observational infrastructures and research methodologies.

  7. People and the Arctic: A Prospectus for Research on the Human Dimensions of the Arctic System (HARC) for the National Science Foundation Arctic System Science Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, Fairbanks, AK.

    The U.S. Global Change Research Program was established in 1990 to develop scientific projections of anticipated impacts of the changing biosphere on humans and social systems. As part of this program, the National Science Foundation created the Arctic System Science Program (ARCSS). This document describes the ARCSS Human Dimensions of the Arctic…

  8. 17 CFR 230.426 - Filing of certain prospectuses under § 230.167 in connection with certain offerings of asset...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... section, ABS informational and computational material made in reliance on § 230.167 that meet the...) ABS informational and computational material that relate to abandoned structures or that are furnished... intention to purchase the asset-backed securities. (2) Any ABS informational and computational material if...

  9. 17 CFR 230.426 - Filing of certain prospectuses under § 230.167 in connection with certain offerings of asset...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... section, ABS informational and computational material made in reliance on § 230.167 that meet the...) ABS informational and computational material that relate to abandoned structures or that are furnished... intention to purchase the asset-backed securities. (2) Any ABS informational and computational material if...

  10. 17 CFR 230.426 - Filing of certain prospectuses under § 230.167 in connection with certain offerings of asset...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... section, ABS informational and computational material made in reliance on § 230.167 that meet the...) ABS informational and computational material that relate to abandoned structures or that are furnished... intention to purchase the asset-backed securities. (2) Any ABS informational and computational material if...

  11. 17 CFR 230.426 - Filing of certain prospectuses under § 230.167 in connection with certain offerings of asset...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... section, ABS informational and computational material made in reliance on § 230.167 that meet the...) ABS informational and computational material that relate to abandoned structures or that are furnished... intention to purchase the asset-backed securities. (2) Any ABS informational and computational material if...

  12. Hydrological Aspects of Weather Prediction and Flood Warnings: Report of the Ninth Prospectus Development Team of the U.S. Weather Research Program.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Droegemeier, K. K.; Smith, J. D.; Businger, S.; Doswell, C., III; Doyle, J.; Duffy, C.; Foufoula-Georgiou, E.; Graziano, T.; James, L. D.; Krajewski, V.; Lemone, M.; Lettenmaier, D.; Mass, C.; Pielke, R., Sr.; Ray, P.; Rutledge, S.; Schaake, J.; Zipser, E.

    2000-11-01

    Among the many natural disasters that disrupt human and industrial activity in the United States each year, including tornadoes, hurricanes, extreme temperatures, and lightning, floods are among the most devastating and rank second in the loss of life. Indeed, the societal impact of floods has increased during the past few years and shows no sign of abating. Although the scientific questions associated with flooding and its accurate prediction are many and complex, an unprecedented opportunity now exists-in light of new observational and computing systems and infrastructures, a much improved understanding of small-scale meteorological and hydrological processes, and the availability of sophisticated numerical models and data assimilation systems-to attack the flood forecasting problem in a comprehensive manner that will yield significant new scientific insights and corresponding practical benefits. The authors present herein a set of recommendations for advancing our understanding of floods via the creation of natural laboratories situated in a variety of local meteorological and hydrological settings. Emphasis is given to floods caused by convection and cold season events, fronts and extratropical cyclones, orographic forcing, and hurricanes and tropical cyclones following landfall. Although the particular research strategies applied within each laboratory setting will necessarily vary, all will share the following principal elements: (a) exploitation of those couplings important to flooding that exist between meteorological and hydrological processes and models; (b) innovative use of operational radars, research radars, satellites, and rain gauges to provide detailed spatial characterizations of precipitation fields and rates, along with the use of this information in hydrological models and for improving and validating microphysical algorithms in meteorological models; (c) comparisons of quantitative precipitation estimation algorithms from both research (especially multiparameter) and operational radars against gauge data as well as output produced by meso- and storm-scale models; (d) use of data from dense, temporary river gauge networks to trace the fate of rain from its starting location in small basins to the entire stream and river network; and (e) sensitivity testing in the design and implementation of separate as well as coupled meteorological and hydrologic models, the latter designed to better represent those nonlinear feedbacks between the atmosphere and land that are known to play an important role in runoff prediction. Vital to this effort will be the creation of effective and sustained linkages between the historically separate though scientifically related disciplines of meteorology and hydrology, as well as their observational infrastructures and research methodologies.

  13. 75 FR 71151 - Technical Correction and Clarification for Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 2010-26, PNC...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-22

    ... corrected by this document) and the Notice states: A copy of the annual financial disclosure report which... prospectuses, as well as copies of the annual financial disclosure reports containing information about the... Fund prospectuses, as well as copies of the annual financial disclosure reports, and for Client...

  14. 78 FR 41090 - Exemption From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-09

    ... must contain substantially the same information that would be disclosed in a prospectus if the offering of the securities were made in a registered public offering under the Securities Act of 1933. In the...'' include any related prospectus supplement thereto, pursuant to which Securities are offered to...

  15. 76 FR 15011 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-18

    ... information. Rule 482 advertisements are deemed to be ``prospectuses'' under Section 10(b) of the Securities... requirements regarding the disclosure that funds are required to provide in qualifying advertisements. These... prospectus. In addition, rule 482 advertisements that include performance data of open-end funds or...

  16. 17 CFR 230.153a - Definition of “preceded by a prospectus” as used in section 5(b)(2) of the Act, in relation to...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... security holders. 230.153a Section 230.153a Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... approval of security holders. The term preceded by a prospectus, as used in section 5(b)(2) of the Act with respect to any requirement for the delivery of a prospectus to security holders of a corporation or...

  17. 17 CFR 230.153a - Definition of “preceded by a prospectus” as used in section 5(b)(2) of the Act, in relation to...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... security holders. 230.153a Section 230.153a Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... approval of security holders. The term preceded by a prospectus, as used in section 5(b)(2) of the Act with respect to any requirement for the delivery of a prospectus to security holders of a corporation or...

  18. 17 CFR 230.153a - Definition of “preceded by a prospectus” as used in section 5(b)(2) of the Act, in relation to...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... security holders. 230.153a Section 230.153a Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... approval of security holders. The term preceded by a prospectus, as used in section 5(b)(2) of the Act with respect to any requirement for the delivery of a prospectus to security holders of a corporation or...

  19. 17 CFR 230.153a - Definition of “preceded by a prospectus” as used in section 5(b)(2) of the Act, in relation to...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... security holders. 230.153a Section 230.153a Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... approval of security holders. The term preceded by a prospectus, as used in section 5(b)(2) of the Act with respect to any requirement for the delivery of a prospectus to security holders of a corporation or...

  20. 17 CFR 230.153a - Definition of “preceded by a prospectus” as used in section 5(b)(2) of the Act, in relation to...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... security holders. 230.153a Section 230.153a Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... approval of security holders. The term preceded by a prospectus, as used in section 5(b)(2) of the Act with respect to any requirement for the delivery of a prospectus to security holders of a corporation or...

  1. A Prospectus of Working Women's Concerns. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session (July 21-22, 1987).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

    This document contains congressional hearings to raise a variety of issues and problems pertaining to women in the workplace. It focuses on legislation that might alleviate any adverse conditions that might exist, especially H.R. 2577, the Economic Equity Act of 1987. Issues include barriers in pay equity, wider opportunities for women and…

  2. Bibliographic Instruction and Postmodern Pedagogy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hubbard, Taylor E.

    1995-01-01

    Discussion of postmodernism and bibliographic instruction in academic libraries is based on a prospectus for an experimental information course at Evergreen State College (Washington). Highlights include structural bibliographic instruction, including a taxonomic model; discourse analysis and bibliographic instruction; composition and…

  3. 77 FR 34414 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-11

    ... engage in direct marketing and therefore deliver their own prospectuses. The Commission estimates that... Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria,...

  4. 17 CFR 229.10 - (Item 10) General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... management must have the option to present in Commission filings its good faith assessment of a registrant's... Corporate governance. Item 503 Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed...

  5. 17 CFR 229.10 - (Item 10) General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... management must have the option to present in Commission filings its good faith assessment of a registrant's... persons, promoters and certain control persons. Item 407 Corporate governance. Item 503 Prospectus...

  6. 17 CFR 229.10 - (Item 10) General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... management must have the option to present in Commission filings its good faith assessment of a registrant's... Corporate governance. Item 503 Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed...

  7. 17 CFR 229.10 - (Item 10) General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... management must have the option to present in Commission filings its good faith assessment of a registrant's... Corporate governance. Item 503 Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed...

  8. 17 CFR 229.10 - (Item 10) General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... management must have the option to present in Commission filings its good faith assessment of a registrant's... persons, promoters and certain control persons. Item 407 Corporate governance. Item 503 Prospectus...

  9. 17 CFR 285.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to § 285.3 (Rule 3) may be filed in the form of a... party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales literature to...

  10. 17 CFR 285.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to § 285.3 (Rule 3) may be filed in the form of a... party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales literature to...

  11. 17 CFR 285.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to § 285.3 (Rule 3) may be filed in the form of a... party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales literature to...

  12. 17 CFR 285.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to § 285.3 (Rule 3) may be filed in the form of a... party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales literature to...

  13. 12 CFR 703.14 - Permissible investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., as long as the prospectus of the company or fund restricts the investment portfolio to investments... assessment of the market value of the securities under § 703.13(c)(1) using an independent qualified...

  14. Synthesis

    SciTech Connect

    Schimel, David; Janetos, Anthony C.; Backlund, Peter; Hatfield, Jerry; Ryan, Mike; Archer, Steven; Lettenmaier, D. P.

    2008-05-01

    This section synthesizes information from those sectoral chapters in the book to address a series of questions that were posed by the CCSP agencies in the prospectus for this report and formulate a set of overaching conclusions.

  15. 7 CFR 1951.262 - Farm Credit Programs-graduation of borrowers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... must submit a year-end balance sheet, actual financial performance information for the most recent year... determine their ability to graduate. (f) Sending prospectus information to lenders. (1) The Agency...

  16. 7 CFR 1951.262 - Farm Credit Programs-graduation of borrowers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... submit a year-end balance sheet, actual financial performance information for the most recent year, and a... ability to graduate. (f) Sending prospectus information to lenders. (1) The Agency will distribute...

  17. 7 CFR 1951.262 - Farm Credit Programs-graduation of borrowers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... must submit a year-end balance sheet, actual financial performance information for the most recent year... determine their ability to graduate. (f) Sending prospectus information to lenders. (1) The Agency...

  18. 7 CFR 1951.262 - Farm Credit Programs-graduation of borrowers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... must submit a year-end balance sheet, actual financial performance information for the most recent year... determine their ability to graduate. (f) Sending prospectus information to lenders. (1) The Agency...

  19. 7 CFR 1951.262 - Farm Credit Programs-graduation of borrowers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... must submit a year-end balance sheet, actual financial performance information for the most recent year... determine their ability to graduate. (f) Sending prospectus information to lenders. (1) The Agency...

  20. 78 FR 10638 - Proposed Amendment to the Information Collection Requirements of Prohibited Transaction Exemption...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-14

    ... upon an investor's request \\2\\ and to provide the full prospectus on-line at a specified Internet site.\\3\\ \\1\\ See 74 FR 4546 (January 26, 2009). The final rule adopted, among other things,...

  1. 17 CFR 229.1103 - (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... (Regulation AB) § 229.1103 (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors. (a) Prospectus summary. In...(a)(2) of this Regulation AB, and their respective roles. Describe the roles briefly if they are not... AB and any significant obligor. (2) Briefly identify the pool assets and summarize briefly the...

  2. 17 CFR 229.1103 - (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... (Regulation AB) § 229.1103 (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors. (a) Prospectus summary. In...(a)(2) of this Regulation AB, and their respective roles. Describe the roles briefly if they are not... AB and any significant obligor. (2) Briefly identify the pool assets and summarize briefly the...

  3. 17 CFR 229.1103 - (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... (Regulation AB) § 229.1103 (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors. (a) Prospectus summary. In...(a)(2) of this Regulation AB, and their respective roles. Describe the roles briefly if they are not... AB and any significant obligor. (2) Briefly identify the pool assets and summarize briefly the...

  4. 17 CFR 229.1103 - (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... (Regulation AB) § 229.1103 (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors. (a) Prospectus summary. In...(a)(2) of this Regulation AB, and their respective roles. Describe the roles briefly if they are not... AB and any significant obligor. (2) Briefly identify the pool assets and summarize briefly the...

  5. 17 CFR 229.1103 - (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... (Regulation AB) § 229.1103 (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors. (a) Prospectus summary. In...(a)(2) of this Regulation AB, and their respective roles. Describe the roles briefly if they are not... AB and any significant obligor. (2) Briefly identify the pool assets and summarize briefly the...

  6. 36 CFR 51.30 - What must a preferred offeror do before it may exercise a right of preference?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... do before it may exercise a right of preference? 51.30 Section 51.30 Parks, Forests, and Public... New Concession Contract § 51.30 What must a preferred offeror do before it may exercise a right of... prospectus for a qualified concession contract if the preferred offeror wishes to exercise a right...

  7. 76 FR 8386 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-14

    ... communications that a company can make to investors during a registered offering of its securities, while maintaining a high level of investor protection. A free writing prospectus meeting the conditions of Rule 433... Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549-0213. Extension:...

  8. Communication Methods for the Hearing Impaired.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    World Federation of the Deaf, Rome (Italy).

    Communication methods for the hearing impaired are discussed in 12 conference papers. Papers from the United States are "Adjustment through Oralism" by G. Fellendorf, "Prospectus of Patterning" (a method of teaching speech to deaf children) by M.S. Buckler, and "Visual Monitoring of Speech by the Deaf" by W.…

  9. 78 FR 21422 - TSC Distributors LLC and TSC UITS; Notice of Application

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-10

    ... the exception of sales of redeemable securities at prices that reflect scheduled variations in the... relief from section 2(a)(35) and section 22(d) to permit waivers, deferrals or other scheduled variations... further state that all scheduled variations in the sales load will be disclosed in the prospectus of...

  10. 5 CFR 2640.201 - Exemptions for interests in mutual funds, unit investment trusts, and employee benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... in several mutual funds whose portfolios contain stock in a small computer company. Each mutual fund prospectus describes the fund as a “management company,” but does not characterize the fund as having a... matters affecting a utility company whose stock is a part of the mutual fund's portfolio because the...

  11. 17 CFR 290.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    .... (c) The report shall be in the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to § 290.3 may be filed in the form of a prospectus to the extent that...

  12. 17 CFR 230.173 - Notice of registration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Notice of registration. 230... RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 General § 230.173 Notice of registration. (a) In a... prospectus, a notice to the effect that the sale was made pursuant to a registration statement or in...

  13. United States Pharmacopeial Convention

    MedlinePlus

    ... 10‒Apr‒2017) Two New Revision Bulletins (31‒Mar‒2017) Two New Interim Revision Announcements (31‒Mar‒2017) Seven New Notices of Intent to Revise (31‒Mar‒2017) GC Prospectus: <582> Water-Soluble Vitamin Assay ...

  14. 17 CFR 230.160 - Registered investment company exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. 230.160...(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. A prospectus for an... 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act....

  15. 17 CFR 200.80a - Appendix A-Documentary materials available to the public.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...-Dealer Quotation System (1) Preliminary data (prospectus, circular letters, etc.) to oil offering (Regulation B) (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Offering sheets for oil or gas rights and royalties under... beneficial owners) other than investment companies, registered or required to be registered under...

  16. 17 CFR 200.80a - Appendix A-Documentary materials available to the public.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...-Dealer Quotation System (1) Preliminary data (prospectus, circular letters, etc.) to oil offering (Regulation B) (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Offering sheets for oil or gas rights and royalties under... beneficial owners) other than investment companies, registered or required to be registered under...

  17. 17 CFR 200.80a - Appendix A-Documentary materials available to the public.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...-Dealer Quotation System (1) Preliminary data (prospectus, circular letters, etc.) to oil offering (Regulation B) (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Offering sheets for oil or gas rights and royalties under... beneficial owners) other than investment companies, registered or required to be registered under...

  18. 17 CFR 200.80a - Appendix A-Documentary materials available to the public.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...-Dealer Quotation System (1) Preliminary data (prospectus, circular letters, etc.) to oil offering (Regulation B) (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Offering sheets for oil or gas rights and royalties under... beneficial owners) other than investment companies, registered or required to be registered under...

  19. "A Revolution Now Absorbed": Girls in Former Boys' Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fuller, Mary; Dooley, Pauline; Ayles, Rosemary

    1997-01-01

    Focuses on prospectuses of former boys' schools that have only a small minority of girls, to examine the nature of "coeducation," particularly as it affects girls' educational and social opportunities. Paints a picture of boys' schools that happen to have girls in them rather than of genuinely coeducational institutions. (DSK)

  20. The Schools We've Got, The Schools We Need. Guide for Participants.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.

    This document presents a "Prospectus" in the schools of the 1990s by distinguished educators. These papers were commissioned to provide insight into the demands to be faced by educators in the 1990s and to spur dialogue and exchange among them. The monograph serves as a project resource in the current American Association of Colleges for Teacher…

  1. 36 CFR 51.17 - What are the selection factors?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... providing necessary and appropriate visitor services at reasonable rates; (3) The experience and related... public at reasonable rates. (b) The secondary selection factors are: (1) The quality of the offeror's..., without limitation, energy conservation, waste reduction, and recycling. A prospectus may exclude...

  2. 36 CFR 51.17 - What are the selection factors?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... providing necessary and appropriate visitor services at reasonable rates; (3) The experience and related... public at reasonable rates. (b) The secondary selection factors are: (1) The quality of the offeror's..., without limitation, energy conservation, waste reduction, and recycling. A prospectus may exclude...

  3. 36 CFR 51.17 - What are the selection factors?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... providing necessary and appropriate visitor services at reasonable rates; (3) The experience and related... public at reasonable rates. (b) The secondary selection factors are: (1) The quality of the offeror's..., without limitation, energy conservation, waste reduction, and recycling. A prospectus may exclude...

  4. 17 CFR 270.22d-2 - Exemption from section 22(d) for certain registered separate accounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... contracts, units or participations by such persons at prices which reflect variations in the sales load or... (a) the prospectus discloses as precisely as possible the amount of the variations and the circumstances, if any, in which such variations shall be available or describes the basis for such...

  5. 17 CFR 270.22d-2 - Exemption from section 22(d) for certain registered separate accounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... contracts, units or participations by such persons at prices which reflect variations in the sales load or... (a) the prospectus discloses as precisely as possible the amount of the variations and the circumstances, if any, in which such variations shall be available or describes the basis for such...

  6. Cross Academic Credit. Accounting. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Norwich Free Academy, CT.

    This prospectus for an accounting course is one of a series of business education position papers/curriculum guides developed for high schools in Connecticut to demonstrate that business courses can be used as part of an integrated academic and vocational curriculum. The guide is organized into the following six sections: (1) business department…

  7. 17 CFR 230.160 - Registered investment company exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. 230.160...(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. A prospectus for an... 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act....

  8. 17 CFR 230.160 - Registered investment company exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. 230.160...(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. A prospectus for an... 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act....

  9. 17 CFR 230.160 - Registered investment company exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. 230.160...(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. A prospectus for an... 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act....

  10. 17 CFR 230.160 - Registered investment company exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. 230.160...(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. A prospectus for an... 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act....

  11. 36 CFR 51.17 - What are the selection factors?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... factors? 51.17 Section 51.17 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Solicitation, Selection and Award Procedures § 51.17 What are the selection... area; (2) The responsiveness of the proposal to the objectives, as described in the prospectus,...

  12. 36 CFR 51.104 - Have information collection procedures been followed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Have information collection..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Information Collection § 51.104 Have information collection... concession prospectuses contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  13. 36 CFR 51.104 - Have information collection procedures been followed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Have information collection..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Information Collection § 51.104 Have information collection... concession prospectuses contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  14. 36 CFR 51.104 - Have information collection procedures been followed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Have information collection..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Information Collection § 51.104 Have information collection... concession prospectuses contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  15. 36 CFR 51.104 - Have information collection procedures been followed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Have information collection..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Information Collection § 51.104 Have information collection... concession prospectuses contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  16. 36 CFR 51.104 - Have information collection procedures been followed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Have information collection..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Information Collection § 51.104 Have information collection... concession prospectuses contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  17. 26 CFR 1.864-2 - Trade or business within the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... funds, if any, to maintain credits with the brokerage firms. Pursuant to his authority B carries on.... Foreign corporation X issues a prospectus in which it is stated that its funds will be invested pursuant... techniques and policies used by domestic corporation Y in investing the funds of foreign corporation...

  18. Older Americans and the Arts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sunderland, Jaqueline Tippett

    The potential force for the mutual enrichment of the arts on the lives of older people was investigated by an advisory committee representing the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and The National Council on the Aging. This prospectus, a report of the committee findings, includes a review of a representative spectrum of cultural programs…

  19. 17 CFR 229.902 - (Item 902) Individual partnership supplements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... partnership supplements. 229.902 Section 229.902 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... 902) Individual partnership supplements. (a) If two or more entities are proposed to be included in... with the prospectus to investors in the partnership covered thereby, and shall include: (1) A...

  20. 17 CFR 229.902 - (Item 902) Individual partnership supplements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... partnership supplements. 229.902 Section 229.902 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... 902) Individual partnership supplements. (a) If two or more entities are proposed to be included in... with the prospectus to investors in the partnership covered thereby, and shall include: (1) A...

  1. 17 CFR 229.902 - (Item 902) Individual partnership supplements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... partnership supplements. 229.902 Section 229.902 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... 902) Individual partnership supplements. (a) If two or more entities are proposed to be included in... with the prospectus to investors in the partnership covered thereby, and shall include: (1) A...

  2. 17 CFR 229.902 - (Item 902) Individual partnership supplements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... with the prospectus to investors in the partnership covered thereby, and shall include: (1) A statement... partnership; (ii) The effects of the roll-up transaction may be different for investors in the various partnerships; and (iii) Upon receipt of a written request by an investor or his representative who has been...

  3. University of New Orleans Millennial Multicultural Recruitment Plan: Case Studies/Model Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, Danneal La Darreaux

    This paper discusses the Multicultural Recruitment Plan that was instituted at the University of New Orleans during the fall of 1999. The historical prospectus, which necessitated this plan, and some of the initial obstacles to success are reviewed extensively. A theoretical framework, primarily the SPAR (Services, Programs, Advocacy, and…

  4. 36 CFR 223.231 - Bidding methods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...) Ensure open and fair competition; (b) Ensure that the Federal Government receives minimum rates or... prospectus. The Forest Service shall not accept a bid at oral auction that is less than the bidder's initial sealed bid; and (e) Specify the use of sealed bids or a mix of bidding methods in the affected area...

  5. 36 CFR 223.88 - Bidding methods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... auction bidding. The method chosen for each sale will: (1) Insure open and fair competition, (2) Insure that the Federal Government receives not less than fair market value for the public resource, (3... prospectus. No price subsequently bid at oral auction shall be accepted if it is less than the written...

  6. "Rule of Thumb Methods No Longer Suffice": Development of British Coal Industry Education and Training 1900-circa 1970 and Lessons for Present-Day Education Policy-Makers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walker, Martyn A.

    2015-01-01

    This paper traces the origins and development of coal mining education and training in Britain from 1900 to the 1970s, by which time the coal industry had substantially declined. It looks at the progress from working-class self-help to national policy in support of education and training. The research makes use of college prospectuses and…

  7. 17 CFR 240.0-1 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 1934 (48 Stat. 881-905; 15 U.S.C. chapter 2B), unless the context otherwise specifically requires: (1... both in the act and in the rules and regulations, unless the context otherwise specifically requires. (d) Unless otherwise specified or the context otherwise requires, the term prospectus means...

  8. 75 FR 71760 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Order Granting Approval of Proposed Rule Change...

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    2010-11-24

    ... Value (``PIV'') will be disseminated at least every 15 seconds during the Core Trading Session by one or... Sessions when an updated PIV will not be calculated or publicly disseminated; (d) how information regarding the PIV is disseminated; (e) the requirement that ETP Holders deliver a prospectus to...

  9. 17 CFR 230.902 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... period of time. (b) Designated offshore securities market. “Designated offshore securities market” means... considered in determining whether to designate an offshore securities market, among others, include: (i... summary form on prospectus cover pages and in advertisements. (h) Offshore transaction. (1) An offer...

  10. 17 CFR 230.902 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... period of time. (b) Designated offshore securities market. “Designated offshore securities market” means... considered in determining whether to designate an offshore securities market, among others, include: (i... summary form on prospectus cover pages and in advertisements. (h) Offshore transaction. (1) An offer...

  11. 17 CFR 230.902 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... period of time. (b) Designated offshore securities market. “Designated offshore securities market” means... considered in determining whether to designate an offshore securities market, among others, include: (i... summary form on prospectus cover pages and in advertisements. (h) Offshore transaction. (1) An offer...

  12. 17 CFR 230.902 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... period of time. (b) Designated offshore securities market. “Designated offshore securities market” means... considered in determining whether to designate an offshore securities market, among others, include: (i... summary form on prospectus cover pages and in advertisements. (h) Offshore transaction. (1) An offer...

  13. Re-Visioning Disability and Dyslexia down the Camera Lens: Interpretations of Representations on UK University Websites and in a UK Government Guidance Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Collinson, Craig; Dunne, Linda; Woolhouse, Clare

    2012-01-01

    The focus of this article is to consider visual portrayals and representations of disability. The images selected for analysis came from online university prospectuses as well as a governmental guidance framework on the tuition of dyslexic students. Greater understanding, human rights and cultural change have been characteristic of much UK…

  14. 17 CFR 230.436 - Consents required in special cases.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Written Consents § 230.436 Consents required in... as such in the registration statement or in a prospectus, the written consent of the expert or... as experts, the written consents of such persons shall be filed as exhibits to the...

  15. 17 CFR 230.436 - Consents required in special cases.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Written Consents § 230.436 Consents required in... as such in the registration statement or in a prospectus, the written consent of the expert or... as experts, the written consents of such persons shall be filed as exhibits to the...

  16. Remote sensing education for the Earth sciences: The University of Georgia experience

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Welch, R.

    1981-01-01

    A prospectus is presented of the following courses offered by the Department of Geography: (1) use and interpretation of aerial photographs; (2) advanced photogrammetry; (3) remote sensing of environment; (4) geographic information systems; and (5) directed problems in the remote sensing of the environment. In addition to the course content and objectives, the various equipments available for student training and use are listed.

  17. To Market, to Market: An Historic Account of How Schools Have Marketed Themselves over the Past 150 Years

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hooper, Carole

    2011-01-01

    This article provides an historical account of how fee-charging Victorian schools have marketed themselves over the past 150 years (via the use of advertisements, brochures, and prospectuses) in order to promote those aspects of schooling believed to be of most importance to potential customers (parents). While some of the features--most notably…

  18. 17 CFR 230.135e - Offshore press conferences, meetings with issuer representatives conducted offshore, and press...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... (as defined in § 230.405) or a foreign government issuer, a selling security holder of the securities..., to meetings with issuer or selling security holder representatives conducted outside of the United... made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the issuer or the selling security holder...

  19. 17 CFR 230.135e - Offshore press conferences, meetings with issuer representatives conducted offshore, and press...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... (as defined in § 230.405) or a foreign government issuer, a selling security holder of the securities..., to meetings with issuer or selling security holder representatives conducted outside of the United... made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the issuer or the selling security holder...

  20. 17 CFR 230.135e - Offshore press conferences, meetings with issuer representatives conducted offshore, and press...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... (as defined in § 230.405) or a foreign government issuer, a selling security holder of the securities..., to meetings with issuer or selling security holder representatives conducted outside of the United... made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the issuer or the selling security holder...

  1. 17 CFR 230.135e - Offshore press conferences, meetings with issuer representatives conducted offshore, and press...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... (as defined in § 230.405) or a foreign government issuer, a selling security holder of the securities..., to meetings with issuer or selling security holder representatives conducted outside of the United... made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the issuer or the selling security holder...

  2. Campus Planning.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dober, Richard P.

    This book suggests ways and means by which the development of campuses can be controlled so that functional goals can be aesthetically expressed. The first section, "Prospectus," defines campus planning, illuminating through historical examples the evolution of the campus as a design form, and describes the conditions that make campus planning so…

  3. 76 FR 69307 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-08

    ... statutory prospectus (``sales literature''). Rule 34b-1 deems to be materially misleading any investment company (``fund'') sales literature required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission... data, unless the sales literature also includes the appropriate uniformly computed data and the...

  4. 76 FR 54815 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-02

    ... material that accompanies or follows the delivery of a statutory prospectus (``sales literature''). Rule 34b-1 deems to be materially misleading any investment company (``fund'') sales literature required to... Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-24(b)) that includes performance data, unless the sales literature...

  5. Some Pre-Service Modules for the Toledo Teacher Corps Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Meinke, Dean L., Ed.; And Others

    This volume of modules is designed to disseminate some ideas and products of modular development and construction. The format for each of the modules includes an introduction or prospectus, preassessment, behavioral objectives, instructional alternatives, materials, postassessment, remediation, and student feedback. Modules dealing with the…

  6. Classing Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McCandless, Trevor

    2015-01-01

    School prospectuses and promotional videos appeal to parents by presenting idealised images of the education a school provides. These educational idealisations visually realise the form of discipline a school is expected to provide, depending on the social habitus of the parents. This paper presents a content analysis of the images used in 33 sets…

  7. Picturing Natural Girlhoods: Nature, Space and Femininity in Girls' School Promotions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wardman, Natasha; Gottschall, Kristina; Drew, Christopher; Hutchesson, Rachael; Saltmarsh, Sue

    2013-01-01

    This paper furthers a discussion about the ways in which idealised versions of gender permeate the aesthetic presentation and impression management strategies of elite private schools. Specifically, we consider how the written text, layout and images used in 12 Australian private girls school prospectuses function in constructing discourses of…

  8. 17 CFR 229.512 - (Item 512) Undertakings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... statement to include any financial statements required by “Item 8.A. of Form 20-F (17 CFR 249.220f)” at the start of any delayed offering or throughout a continuous offering. Financial statements and information... includes in the prospectus, by means of a post-effective amendment, financial statements required...

  9. The Imperative Educational Network: Parents, Teachers, and Concerned Individuals. Volume 3. Proceedings of the Imperative Educational Network Conference (Athens, Georgia, 1991).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tomlinson, Louise M., Ed.

    This conference sought to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on how parents, teachers, and other concerned individuals can contribute to strengthening the educational support system, and to generate practical information on strategies to improve achievement levels of youth. A conference program prospectus by Louise M. Tomlinson offers a…

  10. Coordination of Ocean Management: A Perspective on the Gulf of Maine,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-11-01

    method for transporting the oil and/or gas to shore. If the find is large, it will justify construction of a subsea pipeline to shore. In the event of a...Prospectus ......................................... 83 Energy Development ...................................... 84 Oil and Gas ...156 Responsibilities ......................................... 156 User Fee Application ..................................... 158

  11. The Prototype Magazine: An Instructional Device for Teaching Magazine Journalism.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Young, Lee F.

    As part of an introductory course in magazine journalism at the University of Kansas, each student designs a prototype magazine and prepares a sample magazine issue. This paper explains the educational benefits of the dummy-magazine project and describes the project assignments, which require students to submit detailed magazine prospectuses, to…

  12. 13 CFR 107.660 - Other items required to be filed by Licensee with SBA.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., including any prospectus, letter, or other publication concerning your financial operations or those of any... derivative capacity, against an officer, director, Investment Adviser or other Associate of yours for alleged..., director, or general partner of the Licensee, or any other person who was required by SBA to complete...

  13. 76 FR 74070 - Endangered and Threatened Species; Permits

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-30

    ... & TECHNOLOGY, INC 48835A 11/3/2011 12/31/2013 BAT CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, INC 212440 4/8/2011 12/31/2012... MICHIGAN, INC 15061A 8/4/2010 12/31/2011 CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY 006012 4/23/2010 12/31/2011 CENTRAL LAKE... CONTROL AGENCY 31310A 4/20/2011 12/31/2012 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION 120259 3/3/2010...

  14. 76 FR 77221 - Combined Notice of Filings #1

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-12

    ...: Indigo Generation LLC, Larkspur Energy LLC, Wildflower Energy LP. Description: Indigo Generation LLC, et...-002. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: 2011-12-02...

  15. Development risks

    SciTech Connect

    Riedy, M.; Desai, S.

    1996-04-01

    Risks associated with hydropower production development in India are discussed in this article. A project prospectus for the development of India`s estimated 84,044 MW(e) hydropower potential is given which accounts for environmental and regulatory concerns. Regulations issued by the Government of Industry regarding private investment in hydropower are outlined, and additional policies which are expected to be instituted are discussed.

  16. Cross-National Analysis of Islamic Fundamentalism

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-01-20

    respondents who participated in the survey that was carried out in the country in 2013. Ajrouch assumed the role of PI in May 2015 because Mansoor Moaddel...book prospectus on The Arab Spring and Changes in Values and Political Actions in the Middle East: Explorations of Visions and Perspectives, an...working paper on "Veiling Preference and Gender Relations: Finding from Cross-National Values Surveys" by Mansoor Moaddel, Julie de Jong, and Linda Young

  17. Brent spar experience haunts N. Sea platform abandonments

    SciTech Connect

    Knott, D.

    1996-06-03

    This paper reviews the environmental conflicts that oil and gas industry officials have recently encountered in their attempts to abandon offshore platforms. It reviews the various governmental policies which are in effect in the North Sea area and the effect these policies have had on removal or deepsea disposal of these facilities. It provides a prospectus of soon to be abandoned facilities in the North Sea countries and a summary of removal operations in recent history.

  18. MOCHA - Multi-Study Ocean Acoustics Human Effects Analysis

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-09-30

    United Kingdom , 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER 9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) 10. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S ACRONYM(S) 11...and animal -borne tag data to estimate the effect of Mid Frequency Active (MFA) sonar on beaked whales at AUTEC. • M3R program – This is the passive...non-human animals : A tutorial review and prospectus. Biological Reviews. [submitted, refereed] Langrock, R., Kneib, T., Sohn, A. and S. DeRuiter

  19. Design Considerations Of A Compton Camera For Low Energy Medical Imaging

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Harkness, L. J.; Boston, A. J.; Boston, H. C.; Cresswell, J. R.; Grint, A. N.; Lazarus, I.; Judson, D. S.; Nolan, P. J.; Oxley, D. C.; Simpson, J.

    2009-12-01

    Development of a Compton camera for low energy medical imaging applications is underway. The ProSPECTus project aims to utilize position sensitive detectors to generate high quality images using electronic collimation. This method has the potential to significantly increase the imaging efficiency compared with mechanically collimated SPECT systems, a highly desirable improvement on clinical systems. Design considerations encompass the geometrical optimisation and evaluation of image quality from the system which is to be built and assessed.

  20. 76 FR 77036 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Order...

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    2011-12-09

    ... subject of a recent filing, SR-CME-2011-12.\\3\\ The changes correct inadvertent rule language that was... rule language that was initially included in the changes brought in by SR- CME-2011-12. The first.../Korean Won contract; the change is intended to correct an erroneous reference to 0.0001 in the rule...

  1. Irregular Warfare Centric Foreign Internal Defense

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-06-01

    A Vocation,‖ (lecture, Free Students Union, Munich University, January 1919), retrieved from http:// anthropos -lab.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12...Students Union, Munich University. January 1919. Accessed May 25, 2013. http:// anthropos - lab.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Weber-Politics-as-a

  2. A Descriptive Analysis of the Principal Workforce in Florida Schools. REL 2015-068

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara; Herrington, Carolyn

    2015-01-01

    This report describes the results of a REL Southeast study using the Florida Department of Education staffing database to describe the demographic make-up, Florida Educator Certificate coverages, career paths from 2001/02 to 2011/12, and evaluation ratings of Florida's educational leaders (i.e., assistant principals and principals) in the 2011/12

  3. 76 FR 36508 - Migratory Bird Hunting; Supplemental Proposals for Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-22

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 RIN 1018-AX34 Migratory Bird Hunting; Supplemental Proposals for Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations for the 2011-12 Hunting Season; Notice of Meetings AGENCY... regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2011-12 hunting season. This supplement to the...

  4. 77 FR 46014 - Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures for 2012-13

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-02

    ... proposed specifications and fishery closure support the long-term sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish... long-term sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish. The 2011-12 fishing year started on September 1,...

  5. 77 FR 70991 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-28

    ..., and the development of new and improved methods of the production, marketing, distribution, processing... programs in 2011-12 in order to characterize the geographic distribution farm to school programs and...

  6. Program of Research in Aeronautics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    A prospectus of the educational and research opportunities available at the Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences, operated at NASA Langley Research Center in conjunction with George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is presented. Requirements of admission to various degree programs are given as well as the course offerings in the areas of acoustics, aeronautics, environmental modelling, materials science, and structures and dynamics. Research facilities for each field of study are described. Presentations and publications (including dissertations and theses) generated by each program are listed as well as faculty members visting scientists and engineers.

  7. Ψ-epistemic quantum cosmology?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Evans, Peter W.; Gryb, Sean; Thébault, Karim P. Y.

    2016-11-01

    This paper provides a prospectus for a new way of thinking about the wavefunction of the universe: a Ψ-epistemic quantum cosmology. We present a proposal that, if successfully implemented, would resolve the cosmological measurement problem and simultaneously allow us to think sensibly about probability and evolution in quantum cosmology. Our analysis draws upon recent work on the problem of time in quantum gravity and causally symmetric local hidden variable theories. Our conclusion weighs the strengths and weaknesses of the approach and points towards paths for future development.

  8. Outer planet entry probe system study. Volume 1: Summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1972-01-01

    General mission considerations and science prospectus, which are of a general nature that applies to several or all planetary applications, are presented. Five probe systems are defined: nominal Jupiter probe system, and Jupiter probe-dedicated alternative probe system, Jupiter spacecraft radiation-compatible alternative probe system, Saturn probe system, and Saturn probe applicability for Uranus. Parametric analysis is summarized for mission analysis of a general nature, and then for specific missions to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The program is also discussed from the hardware availability viewpoint and the aspect of commonality.

  9. Space Station needs, attributes and architectural options. Volume 2, book 1, part 3: Manned Space Station relevance to commercial telecommunications satellites

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1983-04-01

    A document containing a forecast of satellite traffic and revelant technology trends to the year 2000 was prepared which includes those space station capabilities and characteristics that should be provided to make the station useful to commercial satellite owners. The document was circulated to key representative organizations within the commercial telecommunications satellite and related communities of interest, including spacecraft manufacturers, commercial satellite owners, communications carriers, networks and risk insurers. The prospectus document is presented as well as the transmittal letter and the mailing list of the people and companies that were asked to review it. Key commercial telecommunications comments are summarized the actual response letters from the industry are included.

  10. Space Station needs, attributes and architectural options. Volume 2, book 1, part 3: Manned Space Station relevance to commercial telecommunications satellites

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1983-01-01

    A document containing a forecast of satellite traffic and revelant technology trends to the year 2000 was prepared which includes those space station capabilities and characteristics that should be provided to make the station useful to commercial satellite owners. The document was circulated to key representative organizations within the commercial telecommunications satellite and related communities of interest, including spacecraft manufacturers, commercial satellite owners, communications carriers, networks and risk insurers. The prospectus document is presented as well as the transmittal letter and the mailing list of the people and companies that were asked to review it. Key commercial telecommunications comments are summarized the actual response letters from the industry are included.

  11. Generation and Use of Thermal Energy in the U.S. Industrial Sector and Opportunities to Reduce its Carbon Emissions

    SciTech Connect

    McMillan, Colin; Boardman, Richard; McKellar, Michael; Sabharwall, Piyush; Ruth, Mark; Bragg-Sitton, Shannon

    2016-12-01

    This report quantifies greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industrial sector and identifies opportunities for non-GHG-emitting thermal energy sources to replace the most significant GHG-emitting U.S. industries based on targeted, process-level analysis of industrial heat requirements. The intent is to provide a basis for projecting opportunities for clean energy use. This provides a prospectus for small modular nuclear reactors (including nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems), solar industrial process heat, and geothermal energy. This report provides a complement to analysis of process-efficiency improvement by considering how clean energy delivery and use by industry could reduce GHG emissions.

  12. Bioremediation of Industrial Waste Through Enzyme Producing Marine Microorganisms.

    PubMed

    Sivaperumal, P; Kamala, K; Rajaram, R

    2017-01-01

    Bioremediation process using microorganisms is a kind of nature-friendly and cost-effective clean green technology. Recently, biodegradation of industrial wastes using enzymes from marine microorganisms has been reported worldwide. The prospectus research activity in remediation area would contribute toward the development of advanced bioprocess technology. To minimize industrial wastes, marine enzymes could constitute a novel alternative in terms of waste treatment. Nowadays, the evidence on the mechanisms of bioremediation-related enzymes from marine microorganisms has been extensively studied. This review also will provide information about enzymes from various marine microorganisms and their complexity in the biodegradation of comprehensive range of industrial wastes.

  13. CNA’s Integrated Ship Database, Fourth Quarter 2011 Update

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-09-01

    Enabled Worksheet version of this update, (ISDB2011-12.xlsm ); and one for the Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Worksheet version, (ISDB2011-12.xls ). With the...3 Change to Excel 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 New worksheets added...intentionally left blank.2 Changes in this update In the Excel file Change to Excel 2010 With this update, we’ve moved from Microsoft Excel 2003 to Excel 2010

  14. Role of Preschool and Primary School Children in Epidemics of Influenza A in a Local Community in Japan during Two Consecutive Seasons with A(H3N2) as a Predominant Subtype.

    PubMed

    Mimura, Satoshi; Kamigaki, Taro; Takahashi, Yoshihiro; Umenai, Takamichi; Kudou, Mataka; Oshitani, Hitoshi

    2015-01-01

    Enhanced influenza surveillance was implemented to analyze transmission dynamics particularly driving force of influenza transmission in a community during 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons in Odate City, Japan. In these two consecutive seasons, influenza A(H3N2) was the predominant influenza A subtype. Suspected influenza cases were tested by commercial rapid test kits. Demographic and epidemiological information of influenza positive cases were recorded using a standardized questionnaire, which included age or age group, date of visit, date of fever onset, and the result of rapid test kit. Epidemiological parameters including epidemic midpoint (EM) and growth rate (GR) were analyzed. In 2012/13 season, numbers of influenza A positive cases were significantly lower among preschool (212 cases) and primary school (224 cases) children than in 2011/12 season (461 and 538 cases, respectively). Simultaneously, total influenza A cases were also reduced from 2,092 in 2011/12 season to 1,846 in 2012/13 season. The EMs in preschool and primary school children were earlier than EMs for adult and all age group in both 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons. The GR in 2012/13 season was significantly lower than that in 2011/12 season (0.11 and 0.18, respectively, p = 0.003). Multiple linear regression analysis by school districts revealed that GRs in both seasons were significantly correlated with the incidence of school age children. Our findings suggest that preschool and primary school children played an important role as a driving force of epidemics in the community in both 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons. The reduction of total influenza A cases in 2012/13 season can be explained by decreased susceptible population in these age groups due to immunity acquired by infections in 2011/12 season. Further investigations are needed to investigate the effect of pre-existing immunity on influenza transmission in the community.

  15. Shark: Fast Data Analysis Using Coarse-grained Distributed Memory

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-05-01

    18. NUMBER OF PAGES 31 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON a . REPORT unclassified b . ABSTRACT unclassified c. THIS PAGE unclassified Standard...descending order. We could execute the following query in Shark: FROM (SELECT * FROM messages a JOIN profiles b ON (a.user_id = b.user_id and a.ds=’2011-12...TableScan:% a partition:% 2011=12=07 TableScan:% b Stage&1 Group%By Select columns:%all Join Reduce Map Stage&2 Reduce%Output sort:%user_id sort%order

  16. Planetary protection and back contamination control for a Mars rover sample return mission

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rummel, John D.

    1989-01-01

    A commitment to avoid the harmful contamination of outer space and avoid adverse changes in the environment of the earth has been long reflected in NASA's Planetary Protection policy. Working under guidelines developed by the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), NASA has implemented the policy in an interactive process that has included the recommendations of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Measures taken to prevent the contamination of earth during the Apollo missions were perhaps the most visible manifestations of this policy, and provided numerous lessons for future sample return opportunities. This paper presents the current status of planetary protection policy within NASA, and a prospectus on how planetary protection issues might be addressed in relation to a Mars Rover Sample Return mission.

  17. Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition by Biofumigant (Coumaran) from Leaves of Lantana camara in Stored Grain and Household Insect Pests

    PubMed Central

    Raghavendra, Anjanappa; Bakthavatsalam, Nandagopal

    2014-01-01

    Recent studies proved that the biofumigants could be an alternative to chemical fumigants against stored grain insect pests. For this reason, it is necessary to understand the mode of action of biofumigants. In the present study the prospectus of utilising Lantana camara as a potent fumigant insecticide is being discussed. Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) by Coumaran, an active ingredient extracted from the plant L. camara, was studied. The biofumigant was used as an enzyme inhibitor and acetylthiocholine iodide as a substrate along with Ellman's reagent to carry out the reactions. The in vivo inhibition was observed in both dose dependent and time dependent in case of housefly, and the nervous tissue (ganglion) and the whole insect homogenate of stored grain insect exposed to Coumaran. The possible mode of action of Coumaran as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor is discussed. PMID:25025036

  18. Land use change and effects on water quality and ecosystem health in the Lake Tahoe basin, Nevada and California: year-1 progress

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    Forney, William; Raumann, Christian G.; Minor, T.B.; Smith, Jody L.; Vogel, John; Vitales, Robert

    2002-01-01

    As part of the requirements for the Geographic Research and Applications Prospectus grants, this Open-File Report is the second of two that resulted from the first year of the project. The first Open-File Report (OFR 01-418) introduced the project, reviewed the existing body of literature, and outlined the research approach. This document will present an update of the research approach and offer some preliminary results from multiple efforts, specifically, the production of historical digital orthophoto quadrangles, the development of the land use/land cover (LULC) classification system, the development of a temporal transportation layer, the classification of anthropogenic cover types from the IKONOS imagery, a preliminary evaluation of landscape ecology metrics (quantification of spatial and temporal patterns of ecosystem structure and function with appropriate indices) and their utility in comparing two LULC systems, and a new initiative in community-based science and facilitation.

  19. Labeling of Neuronal Receptors and Transporters with Quantum Dots

    PubMed Central

    Chang, Jerry C.; Kovtun, Oleg; Blakely, Randy D.; Rosenthal, Sandra J.

    2012-01-01

    The ability to efficiently visualize protein targets in cells is a fundamental goal in biological research. Recently, quantum dots (QDots) have emerged as a powerful class of fluorescent probes for labeling membrane proteins in living cells due to breakthrough advances in QDot surface chemistry and biofunctionalization strategies. This review discusses the increasing use of QDots for fluorescence imaging of neuronal receptors and transporters. The readers are briefly introduced to QDot structure, photophysical properties, and common synthetic routes towards the generation of water-soluble QDots. The next section highlights several reports of QDot application that seek to unravel molecular aspects of neuronal receptor and transporter regulation and trafficking. We close with a prospectus of the future of derivatized QDots in neurobiological and pharmacological research. PMID:22887823

  20. Acetylcholinesterase inhibition by biofumigant (Coumaran) from leaves of Lantana camara in stored grain and household insect pests.

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    Rajashekar, Yallappa; Raghavendra, Anjanappa; Bakthavatsalam, Nandagopal

    2014-01-01

    Recent studies proved that the biofumigants could be an alternative to chemical fumigants against stored grain insect pests. For this reason, it is necessary to understand the mode of action of biofumigants. In the present study the prospectus of utilising Lantana camara as a potent fumigant insecticide is being discussed. Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) by Coumaran, an active ingredient extracted from the plant L. camara, was studied. The biofumigant was used as an enzyme inhibitor and acetylthiocholine iodide as a substrate along with Ellman's reagent to carry out the reactions. The in vivo inhibition was observed in both dose dependent and time dependent in case of housefly, and the nervous tissue (ganglion) and the whole insect homogenate of stored grain insect exposed to Coumaran. The possible mode of action of Coumaran as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor is discussed.

  1. 10 years of aeolian geomorphology at the EGU: past achievements and future challenges

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    Baas, Andreas C. W.; Wiggs, Giles F. S.; Claudin, Philippe

    2016-04-01

    On this tenth anniversary of the Aeolian Processes & Landforms session at the EGU the original conveners review and reflect on the recent achievements and expansion in aeolian geomorphological research, focussing on advances in our understanding of sand transport processes, dune development and dynamics, and the mechanisms and scalings involved. This talk will highlight the variety and impact of the dramatic increase in the extent and interest of research on aeolian processes and landforms in the last ten years, including the increasingly strong community presence at international meetings, the diversity and extent of collaborations across subject boundaries, and the application of new measurement technologies and mathematical approaches. We conclude with a forward-looking prospectus of exciting future challenges and open research questions.

  2. Health and Environmental Research. Summary of Accomplishments

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    1984-04-01

    This is a short account of a 40-year-old health and environmental research program performed in national laboratories, universities, and research institutes. Under the sponsorship of the federal agencies that were consecutively responsible for the national energy mission, this research program has contributed to the understanding of the human health and environmental effects of emergining energy technologies. In so doing, it has also evolved several nuclear techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of human ills. The form of this presentation is through examples of significant, tangible accomplishments in each of these areas at certain times to illustrate the role and impact of the research program. The narrative of this research program concludes with a perspective of its past and a prospectus on its future.

  3. Court rules against failed viatical firm in investor suit.

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    1999-10-01

    A Federal appeals court has revived a claim against Dignity Partners Inc., a viatical business, and offshoot of a financial-services firm. Dignity Partners operated by buying the life insurance policies of terminally ill people. The company was charged with making false and misleading statements in its prospectus for an initial public stock offering. Five months later, the company announced that it would not accept new customers with AIDS, a group which represented 95 percent of its accounts at that time. The company had information from researchers and clinicians that the introduction of protease inhibitors would greatly increase life expectancy for its customers and would reduce company profits. This information was not generally available to potential investors. The suit against the company alleges violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange Act of 1934, both which govern stock trading.

  4. Report of the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Modeling Workshop, Pacific Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA, March 22-23, 2005

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    Sherwood, Christopher R.

    2006-01-01

    A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) Modeling Workshop was held to discuss the general topic of coastal modeling, defined broadly to include circulation, waves, sediment transport, water quality, ecology, sediment diagenesis, morphology change, and coastal evolution, on scales ranging from seconds and a few centimeters (individual ripples) to centuries (coastal evolution) and thousands of kilometers (tsunami propagation). The workshop was convened at the suggestion of CMG Program Management to improve communication among modelers and model users, assess modeling-related activities being conducted at the three centers (Florida Integrated Science Center, FISC; Pacific Marine Science Center; PMSC; and Woods Hole Science Center; WHSC), and develop goals, strategies, and plans for future modeling activities. The workshop represents a step toward developing a five-year strategic plan, and was timed to provide input for the FY06 prospectus. The workshop was held at the USGS Pacific Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz on March 22-23, 2005.

  5. Animal transportation networks

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    Perna, Andrea; Latty, Tanya

    2014-01-01

    Many group-living animals construct transportation networks of trails, galleries and burrows by modifying the environment to facilitate faster, safer or more efficient movement. Animal transportation networks can have direct influences on the fitness of individuals, whereas the shape and structure of transportation networks can influence community dynamics by facilitating contacts between different individuals and species. In this review, we discuss three key areas in the study of animal transportation networks: the topological properties of networks, network morphogenesis and growth, and the behaviour of network users. We present a brief primer on elements of network theory, and then discuss the different ways in which animal groups deal with the fundamental trade-off between the competing network properties of travel efficiency, robustness and infrastructure cost. We consider how the behaviour of network users can impact network efficiency, and call for studies that integrate both network topology and user behaviour. We finish with a prospectus for future research. PMID:25165598

  6. Quest for professionalism: a biography of the North American Medical and Surgical Journal (1826-31).

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    Shultz, S M

    2011-08-01

    This is the biography of a deceased medical journal, the North American Medical and Surgical Journal, born in 1826 in Philadelphia. It was a publication of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Kappa Lambda Society. In the prospectus of the North American Medical and Surgical Journal the promoters observed that a well-conducted journal would achieve the object of elevating the medical profession to its legitimate rank which up to that time had been the recipient of low public opinion. The Journal hoped to inculcate 'a higher standard of excellence not merely in the professional or ministrative but also in the ethical relations and duties of physicians'. After several successful and productive years it passed into history in October 1831, the victim of financial difficulty.

  7. Electrochemically-modulated liquid chromatography (EMLC): Column design, retention processes, and applications

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    Ting, En -Yi

    1997-10-08

    This work describes the continued development of a new separation technique, electrochemically-modulated liquid chromatography (EMLC), from column design, retention mechanisms to pharmaceutical applications. The introduction section provides a literature review of the technique as well as a brief overview of the research in each of the chapters. This section is followed by four chapters which investigate the issues of EMLC column design, the retention mechanism of monosubstituted aromatic compounds, and the EMLC-based applications to two important classes of pharmaceutical compounds (i.e., corticosteroids and benzodiazepines). These four sections have been removed to process separately for inclusion on the database. The dissertation concludes with a general summary, a prospectus, and a list of references cited in the General Introduction. 32 refs.

  8. Health and environmental research. Summary of accomplishments

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    Not Available

    1984-04-01

    This is a short account of a 40-year-old health and environmental research program performed in national laboratories, universities, and research institutes. Under the sponsorship of the federal agencies that were consecutively responsible for the national energy mission, this research program has contributed to the understanding of the human health and environmental effects of emergining energy technologies. In so doing, it has also evolved several nuclear techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of human ills. The form of this presentation is through examples of significant, tangible accomplishments in each of these areas at certain times to illustrate the role and impact of the research program. The narrative of this research program concludes with a perspective of its past and a prospectus on its future.

  9. Quantification and reduction of the uncertainty in mass balance models by Monte Carlo analysis of prior data

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    Lesht, B.M.

    1991-12-31

    The general objective of this workshop is to investigate and discuss methods by which uncertainties in mass balance models for toxics in the Great Lakes may be reduced. As described by the workshop prospectus, this paper is focused on problems of reducing (and quantifying) uncertainty as they relate to ``in situ field observations/system response measurements for the establishment of initial conditions, boundary conditions, calibration/confirmation data sets, and model post-audit data sets.`` I have taken this description to refer not only to the evaluation of uncertainty in the field observations themselves, but also to the uncertainty associated the analyses of in situ observations as they interact in the overall modeling process. Thus, I will be concerned here with quantification and reduction of uncertainty both (1) as they may be applied to descriptions of the system that is being modeled and (2) as they may be associated with model simulations.

  10. Quantification and reduction of the uncertainty in mass balance models by Monte Carlo analysis of prior data

    SciTech Connect

    Lesht, B.M.

    1991-01-01

    The general objective of this workshop is to investigate and discuss methods by which uncertainties in mass balance models for toxics in the Great Lakes may be reduced. As described by the workshop prospectus, this paper is focused on problems of reducing (and quantifying) uncertainty as they relate to in situ field observations/system response measurements for the establishment of initial conditions, boundary conditions, calibration/confirmation data sets, and model post-audit data sets.'' I have taken this description to refer not only to the evaluation of uncertainty in the field observations themselves, but also to the uncertainty associated the analyses of in situ observations as they interact in the overall modeling process. Thus, I will be concerned here with quantification and reduction of uncertainty both (1) as they may be applied to descriptions of the system that is being modeled and (2) as they may be associated with model simulations.

  11. Evolutionary rescue beyond the models

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    Gomulkiewicz, Richard; Shaw, Ruth G.

    2013-01-01

    Laboratory model systems and mathematical models have shed considerable light on the fundamental properties and processes of evolutionary rescue. But it remains to determine the extent to which these model-based findings can help biologists predict when evolution will fail or succeed in rescuing natural populations that are facing novel conditions that threaten their persistence. In this article, we present a prospectus for transferring our basic understanding of evolutionary rescue to wild and other non-laboratory populations. Current experimental and theoretical results emphasize how the interplay between inheritance processes and absolute fitness in changed environments drive population dynamics and determine prospects of extinction. We discuss the challenge of inferring these elements of the evolutionary rescue process in field and natural settings. Addressing this challenge will contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of population persistence that combines processes of evolutionary rescue with developmental and ecological mechanisms. PMID:23209173

  12. Transcriptional targeting of tumor endothelial cells for gene therapy

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    Dong, Zhihong; Nör, Jacques E.

    2009-01-01

    It is well known that angiogenesis plays a critical role in the pathobiology of tumors. Recent clinical trials have shown that inhibition of angiogenesis can be an effective therapeutic strategy for patients with cancer. However, one of the outstanding issues in anti-angiogenic treatment for cancer is the development of toxicities related to off-target effects of drugs. Transcriptional targeting of tumor endothelial cells involves the use of specific promoters for selective expression of therapeutic genes in the endothelial cells lining the blood vessels of tumors. Recently, several genes that are expressed specifically in tumor-associated endothelial cells have been identified and characterized. These discoveries have enhanced the prospectus of transcriptionaly targeting tumor endothelial cells for cancer gene therapy. In this manuscript, we review the promoters, vectors, and therapeutic genes that have been used for transcriptional targeting of tumor endothelial cells, and discuss the prospects of such approaches for cancer gene therapy. PMID:19393703

  13. The District-Wide Effectiveness of the Achieve3000 Program: A Quasi-Experimental Study

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    Borman, Geoffrey D.; Park, So Jung; Min, Sookweon

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of Achieve3000, a differentiated online literacy curriculum, on students' scores on the California State Test (CST). In the 2011-12 school year, 1,957 students in Chula Vista began using Achieve3000's solutions in 3rd through 8th grade. Using a form of propensity score matching called Inverse…

  14. Alabama Education Quick Facts: Plan 2020

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    Alabama Department of Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This brochure presents state statistics for the following categories; Alabama public schools, 2012-13; Alabama State Board of Education members; financial data, FY 2012; public school size and enrollment, 2012-13 school year; transportation, 2012-13; school meals, 2011-12; school personnel, 2012-13; graduation rates, 2010-11; graduation…

  15. 76 FR 17159 - Advisory Committee for Engineering; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-03-28

    ... Advisory Committee for Engineering; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act...: Advisory Committee for Engineering Meeting, 1170. Date/Time: April 13, 2011: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., April 14..., recommendations and counsel on major goals and policies pertaining to engineering programs and activities....

  16. 76 FR 60933 - Advisory Committee for Engineering; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-09-30

    ... Advisory Committee for Engineering; Notice of Meeting In accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act...: Engineering Advisory Committee Meeting, 1170. Date/Time: October 26, 2011: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., October 27, 2011..., recommendations and counsel on major goals and policies pertaining to engineering programs and activities....

  17. Elements of Success: WorkReady Philadelphia Program Year 2011-2012 Report

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    Philadelphia Youth Network, 2012

    2012-01-01

    What does it take to deliver WorkReady Philadelphia's high-quality career-connected programming? In short, it's all about the "elements"--those essential components of the system that combine to produce success for young people. This 2011-12 WorkReady report reinforces this theme by using visual aspects of the "Periodic Table of…

  18. 76 FR 47424 - Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes

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    2011-08-05

    .... Dassault Aviation have developed the corresponding Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) limitations and a placard... with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices... (which corresponds to FAA AD 2011-12-51) which prohibited further flights from its effective date....

  19. County Maps of the English Learner (EL) Population. Fast Facts

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    Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2015

    2015-01-01

    The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. The maps presented depict the EL population by county--changes in their numbers from SY 2000-01 to SY 2011-12, and the total number and percentage of all students identified as…

  20. Languages Spoken by English Learners (ELs). Fast Facts

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    Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2015

    2015-01-01

    The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. The topics for this report on English learners include: (1) Top 20 EL languages, as reported in states' top five lists: SY 2011-12; (2) States, including DC, with 80 percent or…

  1. Generating GraphML XML Files for Graph Visualization of Architectures and Event Traces for the Monterey Phoenix Program

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-09-01

    11 b. Business Process Model and Notation ( BPMN ) ....................12 c. Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD...diagram (From EETimes Website Authors, 2011) ...........12 Figure 9. BPMN example diagram (From Wikipedia contributors, 2012) .....................13...Association for Computing Machinery BPMN Business Process Model and Notation DAG Directed Acyclic Graph DOM Document Object Model ERD Entity

  2. Evaluation Pilot Advisory Committee (EPAC): Final Report, 2013

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    New Jersey Department of Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This report represents the work of New Jersey's Evaluation Pilot Advisory Committee (EPAC) from 2011-2013. The EPAC Interim Report, published in February 2013, summarized the establishment of the EPAC, key lessons learned from the 2011-12 teacher evaluation pilot, and recommendations for statewide roll-out of a more effective educator evaluation…

  3. Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline: A Comprehensive Review

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    Losen, Daniel J.; Keith, Michael A., II; Hodson, Cheri L.; Martinez, Tia E.

    2016-01-01

    This report, along with the companion spreadsheet, provides the first comprehensive description ever compiled of charter school discipline. In 2011-12, every one of the nation's 95,000 public schools was required to report its school discipline data, including charter schools. This analysis, which includes more than 5,250 charter schools, focuses…

  4. 76 FR 64341 - Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

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    2011-10-18

    ... ADMINISTRATIVE A-1 AD02-1-000 Agency Business Matters. A-2 AD02-7-000 Customer Matters, Reliability, Security and Market Operations. A-3 AD05-9-001 Winter 2011-12 Market Reliability Assessment. ELECTRIC E-1 RM11-17-000... Reliability Standards. E-3 RM11-20-000 Automatic Underfrequency Load Shedding and Load Shedding...

  5. "Reading to Write" in East Asian Studies

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    Freedman, Leora

    2013-01-01

    A reading-writing initiative began in 2011-12 at the University of Toronto as a partnership between an East Asian Studies (EAS) department and an English Language Learning (ELL) Program. In this institution, students are expected to enter into scholarly discussions in their first year essays, yet many (both native English speakers and non-native…

  6. Secondary Education Systems and the General Skills of Less- and Intermediate-Educated Adults: A Comparison of 18 Countries

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    Heisig, Jan Paul; Solga, Heike

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the impact of external differentiation and vocational orientation of (lower and upper) secondary education on country variation in the mean numeracy skills of, and skills gaps between, adults with low and intermediate formal qualifications. We use data on 30- to 44-year-olds in 18 countries from the 2011-12 round of the Program for…

  7. Opinions and Self-Evaluation of the Students of Geography Department about the Applications of Cooperative Learning in Regional Geography Course

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    Aydin, Fatih

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the opinions and self-evaluation of the students of Geography Department about the applications of Cooperative Learning in Regional Geography course. The study was carried out for twelve weeks with 76 students who are in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, Karabuk University between 2011-12. In this…

  8. Parent and Family Involvement in Education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012. First Look. NCES 2013-028.Rev

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    Noel, Amber; Stark, Patrick; Redford, Jeremy

    2015-01-01

    This report presents data on students in the United States attending kindergarten through grade 12. The main focus of the report is on parent and family involvement in the students' education during the 2011-12 school year as reported by the students' parents. It also includes the percentage of students who participated in selected family…

  9. The Big Class

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    Adams, Caralee

    2011-01-01

    Bigger classes are the reality for more and more teachers across the country. In the 2010-11 school year, 57 percent of districts increased their class sizes, and 65 percent anticipate doing so in 2011-12, according to a December 2010 survey by the American Association of School Administrators. So how do teachers cope? Experts and veteran teachers…

  10. Lessons Learned

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    Strunk, Katharine O.; Weinstein, Tracey; Makkonen, Reino; Furedi, Drew

    2012-01-01

    The authors of this article are engaged in an ongoing pilot implementation and study of the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Educator Growth and Development Cycle, known as EGDC. LAUSD implemented the EGDC pilot in the 2011-12 school year, focusing on a small subset of volunteering school administrators and teachers. The district's…

  11. New Evaluation System Wins Approval

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    Barrett, Laura

    2011-01-01

    All Massachusetts school districts will have to adopt new evaluation systems based on a state framework that was approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on June 28. The new system will be phased in over three years, beginning with Level 4 schools--those designated "underperforming" by the state--in the 2011-12 school…

  12. Disproportionality in School Discipline: An Assessment of Trends in Maryland, 2009-12. Stated Briefly. REL 2014-033

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    O'Conner, Rosemarie; Porowski, Allan; Passa, Aikaterini

    2014-01-01

    This study of Maryland State Department of Education data on K-12 public school students in Maryland for 2009/10, 2010/11, and 2011/12 examines whether exclusionary discipline (suspension and expulsion) is given out in a way that has a disproportionate impact on Black and other racial/ethnic minority students relative to White students, and on…

  13. Expanded Schools: Developing Mindsets to Support Academic Success. Research Brief

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    ExpandED Schools, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The national demonstration of ExpandED Schools, The After-School Corporation's (TASC) expanded learning model, was launched in 2011-12 in New York City, Baltimore, and New Orleans. The ExpandED Schools demonstration is being evaluated by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) and is rolling out at a time when there is heightened awareness among…

  14. Imagication = Imagination + Education: What Fifth Graders Think of Arts Integration in Public Elementary Schools

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    Edsall Giglio, Lisa

    2012-01-01

    During the 2011-12 school year, a fifth grade class in a diverse San Francisco public elementary school collaborated with the Arts Resources In Action (ARIA) program of the San Francisco Opera's Education Department to create a teacher-guided opera. The students wrote the story, music and lyrics as well as designed and built the sets, props and…

  15. 76 FR 62455 - Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting

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    ... SPACE ADMINISTRATION Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space... meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. DATES: Friday, October 21, 2011, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Central.... FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Susan Burch, Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel...

  16. 76 FR 5184 - National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering... Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Special Emphasis Panel, March 14, 2011, 6 p.m. to March 16, 2011, 12...

  17. High Five PLT Survey Results, 2007-12. Data Trends. D&A Report No. 12.09

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    Jackl, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) survey responses have been positive over time, reaching a high plateau for the last three years. Analyses of High Five PLT Survey data from 2007-12 show that in 2011-12, high percentages (87.2%) of WCPSS teachers responding to the High Five PLT Survey provided positive…

  18. And the Survey Says …

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    White, Susan C.

    2013-01-01

    Enrollments in physics courses at two-year colleges About 176,000 students were enrolled in various physics courses on two-year college (TYC) campuses during the 2011-12 academic year. This represents a 60% increase in enrollments since the 1995-96 academic year. Enrollments in conceptual physics courses more than doubled during this period, going…

  19. "Sensational" ART

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    Osterer, Irv

    2013-01-01

    After reaching the Stanley Cup final in 2007 and many successful seasons, 2011-12 was a rebuilding year for the author's NHL team, the Ottawa Senators. It occurred to him that it might be possible to stage an interactive presentation at Scotia Bank Place with his students. His idea was for students to each hold a segment of a large artwork that…

  20. 76 FR 20693 - National Cancer Institute; Notice of Meeting

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    ... special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify... Institute Director's Consumer Liaison Group; DCLG. Date: May 18-20, 2011. Time: May 18, 2011, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: Welcome, Panel Discussion on Public Private Partnership Models, Clinical...

  1. The Biennial Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Title III State Formula Grant Program: School Years 2010-12

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    Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2015

    2015-01-01

    "Title III" of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA") provides formula grants to states to help support the educational needs of students identified as English learners (ELs). In school year (SY) 2011-12, ELs served by "Title III"-funded activities comprised approximately 9 percent of the…

  2. The Relationship between Schools' Costs per Pupil and Nevada School Performance Framework Index Scores in Clark County School District

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    Rice, John; Huang, Min

    2015-01-01

    Clark County School District (CCSD) asked the Western Regional Education Laboratory (REL West) to examine the relationship between spending per pupil and Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF) index scores in the district's schools. Data were examined from three school years (2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14) and for three types of schools…

  3. Adaptation of autumn-sown faba bean germplasm to southeastern Washington

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Information regarding the suitability of autumn-sown faba bean (Vicia faba L.) in southeastern Washington is lacking. Therefore, a variety trial testing the effects of two sowing dates was conducted for two seasons (2011-12 and 2012-13) at three locations, Central Ferry Research Farm (CF), Pomeroy, ...

  4. Chinese Algebra: Understanding the Coming Changes of the Modern Chinese State

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    2012-01-01

    revolution to keep growing: IEA ,” Reuters, December 6, 2011, http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/06/us- iea -china- renewables -idUSTRE7B51JW20111206...trying to become the world’s cheap car manufacturer in a field where overcapacity already exists. Forays into emerging technology, such as renewable

  5. Understanding Community Effects on Information Diffusion

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    2015-05-22

    influential each user is and find the set of seed nodes that maxi - mizes the influence. When we aggregate the roles of users as influencers, we lose...maximization in social networks. In: WWW (2011) 12. Granovetter, M.S.: The Strength of Weak Ties. The American Journal of Sociology 78(6), 1360–1380

  6. Principals' Time, Tasks, and Professional Development: An Analysis of Schools and Staffing Survey Data. REL 2017-201

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    Lavigne, Heather J.; Shakman, Karen; Zweig, Jacqueline; Greller, Sara L.

    2016-01-01

    This study describes how principals reported spending their time and what professional development they reported participating in, based on data collected through the Schools and Staffing Survey by the National Center for Education Statistics during the 2011/12 school year. The study analyzes schools by grade level, poverty level, and within…

  7. Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools: Start up and Early Implementation. Executive Summary

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    Research for Action, 2011

    2011-01-01

    In April 2009, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman announced her reform plan for the School District of Philadelphia (the District)--"Imagine 2014". Among other major initiatives, "Imagine 2014" laid the groundwork for Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools Initiative. The Renaissance Initiative, set to enter its second year in 2011-12, is an effort to…

  8. Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools: A Report on Start up and Early Implementation

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    Gold, Eva; Good, Deborah; Robertson-Kraft, Claire; Callahan, M. Kate

    2011-01-01

    In April 2009, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman announced her reform plan for the School District of Philadelphia (the District)--"Imagine 2014". Among other major initiatives, "Imagine 2014" laid the groundwork for Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools Initiative. The Renaissance Initiative, set to enter its second year in 2011-12,…

  9. Cognitive Tactical Radios: Cognition Through Learning and Strategy (CLearStrategy)

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    2012-12-08

    Sahand H. A. Ahmad . Atomic Congestion Games on Graphs and Their Applications in Networking, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, (10 2012): 1541...Information Theory (12 2011) 12/27/2011 3.00 Cem Tekin, Mingyan Liu, Richard Southwell , Jianwei Huang , Sahand H. A. Ahmad. Atomic Congestion Games on

  10. High School Completion Longitudinal Study

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    Alberta Education, 2009

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    While Alberta enjoys proven high, world-class results in student achievement, raising high school completion rates is one of the top priorities in improving the provincial education system. The 2011-12 targeted high school completion rate is 82% five years after entering Grade 10--a 2.5% increase from the current average rate of 79.5%. The purpose…

  11. 76 FR 37251 - Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes

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    ...-108-AD; Amendment 39-16735; AD 2011-12-51] RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation...; request for comments. SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these...

  12. Response of blackberry cultivars to fertilizer source in an organic fresh market production system

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    One semi-erect (‘Triple Crown’) and three trailing (‘Marion’, ‘Black Diamond’, and ‘Obsidian’) blackberry cultivars were studied from 2011-12 at a certified organic, grower site in Jefferson, OR. Plants were fertilized with 56 kg/ha N each spring using: 1) a liquid fish and molasses blend; 2) pellet...

  13. A comparison of food patterns equivalents intakes by Americans: What We Eat in America, NHANES 2003-2004 and 2011-2012

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    This report highlights the changes in the dietary intakes of selected USDA Food Patterns groups, including added sugars and solid fats, for the U.S. population from What We Eat in America, NHANES 2003-2004 and 2011-12. Study sample included 8,272 and 7,932 individuals, ages 2 years and over (exclud...

  14. Literacy, Numeracy, and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments among U.S. Adults: Results from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies 2012. First Look. NCES 2014-008

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    Goodman, Madeline; Finnegan, Robert; Mohadjer, Leyla; Krenzke, Tom; Hogan, Jacquie

    2013-01-01

    The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a cyclical, large scale study of adult skills and life experience focusing on education and employment that was developed and organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In the United States, the study was conducted in 2011-12 with a…

  15. [Is Freud the author of the "aphasia" article in Villaret's Handwörterbuch der Gesamten Medizin (1888)? A reply to Anneliese Menninger].

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    Scherrer, Ferdinand

    2016-01-01

    In 2011/12 Menninger rejected my proposition that Freud could not have composed the "aphasia" article in Villaret's medical dictionary. In this reply I argue in favour of my initial view that Freud is not the author of the article that has been attributed to him for over 60 years.

  16. The Effects of Upper-Secondary Education and Training Systems on Skills Inequality. A Quasi-Cohort Analysis Using PISA 2000 and the OECD Survey of Adult Skills

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    Green, Andy; Pensiero, Nicola

    2016-01-01

    Research tells us much about the effects of primary and lower-secondary schooling on skills inequality, but we know less about the impact of the next stage of education. This article uses a differences-in-differences analysis of data on literacy and numeracy skills in PISA 2000 and SAS 2011/12 to assess the contribution of upper-secondary…

  17. 76 FR 70155 - National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Amended Notice of Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Amended... Medical Sciences Special Emphasis Panel, November 15, 2011, 12 p.m. to November 15, 2011, 5 p.m.,...

  18. Suspension, Expulsion, and Achievement of English Learner Students in Six Oregon Districts. REL 2015-094

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    Burke, Arthur

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the rates of exclusionary discipline (i.e., suspensions and expulsions) among English learners and non-English learners in six diverse Oregon districts that serve a third of the state's English learner students. Using 2011/12 databases from the Oregon Department of Education, the study found that differences in suspension and…

  19. 77 FR 21492 - Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Increased Assessment Rate

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    ...; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 966 Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Increased... increase the assessment rate established for the Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) for the 2011-12 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.0275 to $0.037 per 25-pound carton of tomatoes handled. The...

  20. 77 FR 43709 - Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Increased Assessment Rate

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    ... Service 7 CFR Part 966 Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Increased Assessment Rate AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing... Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) for the 2011-12 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.0275 to $0.037 per 25-pound carton of tomatoes handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order...

  1. Analysis of Novel Prostate Cancer Biomarkers and their Predictive Utility in an Active Surveillance Protocol

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    2012-05-01

    Patient information: Blood in the urine (hematuria) in adults. UpToDate 19.3. October 14, 2011. Report of Scholarship Peer Reviewed... UpToDate 19.2. June 17, 2011. 12. Psutka SP, Daha A, McGovern FM, McDougal WS, Mueller PR, Gervais D, Feldman AS. Complication rates increase with

  2. 76 FR 76706 - Combined Notice of Filings

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    ... Transmission, LLC. Description: ConEd 2011-12-01 Releases 3 to be effective 12/1/2011. Filed Date: 12/1/11... Numbers: RP12-211-000. Applicants: Gas Transmission Northwest LLC. Description: Gas Transmission Northwest...: Equitrans, L.P. Notice of Operational Flow Order. Filed Date: 12/1/11. Accession Number:...

  3. Developing Student Ownership and Responsibility in High Schools. Practitioner Brief

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    National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2014

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    The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) spent the 2011-12 school year conducting intensive case studies of four Forth Worth, Texas high schools to understand what differentiates higher and lower performing schools. It was found that high schools can address gaps in student achievement by developing policies and practices that…

  4. English Learners (ELs) and Charter Schools. Fast Facts

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    Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2015

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    The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. The topics for this report on English Learners (ELs) and charter schools include: (1) Number of Charter Schools, by State, Including DC: SY 2011-12; (2) Number of ELs in Charter…

  5. Getting Ahead with Dual Credit: Dual-Credit Participation, Outcomes, and Opportunities in Idaho

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    Holten, Brandi; Pierson, Ashley

    2016-01-01

    This report provides a portrait of dual-credit participation rates and trends between the 2011-12 and 2014-15 school years. Dual-credit participation by demographic characteristics such as race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status is explored throughout each of the five briefs contained within this report. Each report brief also includes…

  6. The Impact of Fiscal Limitation on Superintendents' Role and Responsibilities for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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    Furman, Gary

    2013-01-01

    Federal stimulus funding expired in 2011-12. NCLB performance mandates approached the 2013-14 deadline. The ESEA waiver became an option with first year of implementation, 2012-13. This convergence of forces and timeline provided the opportunity for this study. The study sought to explore whether or not superintendents from Connecticut,…

  7. 77 FR 36115 - Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Final Free and Restricted Percentages for...

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    ... amount of fruit needed by the industry to be carried into the succeeding crop year to meet marketing... / Monday, June 18, 2012 / Rules and Regulations#0;#0; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing... Percentages for the 2011-12 Crop Year for Tart Cherries AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA....

  8. The Market for School Choice in Indiana. AEI Education Policy Working Paper 2012-1

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    McShane, Michael Q.

    2012-01-01

    The Indiana Choice Scholarship Program has the potential to be the largest school voucher program in the country. Though the authorizing legislation capped enrollment in the program at 7,500 for its first year (the 2011-12 school year), that cap was increased to 15,000 for this year, and will be removed for all subsequent years. With careful…

  9. Commission Position on the State Budget Ballot Measure Proposed for June 2011. Report 11-05

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    Woolfork, Kevin

    2011-01-01

    This report summarizes actions proposed by Governor Brown to close the projected $25 billion budget deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The report includes a resolution adopted by the Commission supporting the Governor's proposed ballot initiative to extend temporary tax rate increases adopted in 2009 that are set to expire at the end of the…

  10. Suspension and Expulsion Patterns in Six Oregon School Districts. Summary. REL 2014-028

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    Burke, Arthur; Nishioka, Vicki

    2014-01-01

    This summary document presents findings from a Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northwest study that identifies how frequently students in six selected urban districts received exclusionary discipline during the 2011/12 school year, the most common reasons for such discipline, the percentage of students receiving multiple suspensions, and how…

  11. Suspension and Expulsion Patterns in Six Oregon School Districts. REL 2014-028

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    Burke, Arthur; Nishioka, Vicki

    2014-01-01

    This Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northwest study identifies how frequently students in six selected urban districts received exclusionary discipline during the 2011/12 school year, the most common reasons for such discipline, the percentage of students receiving multiple suspensions, and how many school days students lost to suspensions.…

  12. Faculty Members on Boards of Trustees

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    Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Patterson, Richard W.; Key, Andrew V.

    2013-01-01

    During the 2011-12 academic year, a group of faculty and student researchers at the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI) gathered information on which public and private institutions had faculty members on boards of trustees and obtained the names of the faculty members serving in these roles. In April and May 2012, the authors…

  13. Parent and Family Involvement in Education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012. First Look. NCES 2013-028

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    Noel, Amber; Stark, Patrick; Redford, Jeremy

    2013-01-01

    This report presents data on students in the United States attending kindergarten through grade 12. The main focus of the report is on parent and family involvement in the students' education during the 2011-12 school year as reported by the students' parents. It also includes the percentage of students who participated in family activities, as…

  14. 76 FR 60817 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

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    ... transparency of college tuition prices for consumers. The clearance should start with the 2011-12 collection... provisions for improved transparency in college tuition for consumers. In response to these provisions, the...: New. Title of Collection: College Affordability and Transparency Explanation (CATE) Form...

  15. 76 FR 74048 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

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    ... transparency of college tuition prices for consumers. The clearance should start with the 2011-12 collection... provisions for improved transparency in college tuition for consumers. In response to these provisions, the... Review: New. Title of Collection: College Affordability and Transparency Explanation Form (CATEF)...

  16. Build Engagement and Knowledge One Block at a Time with Minecraft

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    Tromba, Peter

    2013-01-01

    The core of instruction is the interaction between the student, the content, and the teacher. Good instructional design accounts for the students' needs and interests by personalizing the core to each student. Video games and simulations are one way to meet student needs and leverage their interests for increased student learning. In the 2011-12

  17. Undergraduates Who Do Not Apply for Financial Aid. Data Point. NCES 2016-406

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    Ifill, Nicole

    2016-01-01

    This report is based on data from the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), a large, nationally representative sample survey of students that focuses on how they finance their education. NPSAS includes data on the application for and receipt of financial aid, including grants, loans, assistantships, scholarships,…

  18. 78 FR 68030 - Draft Guidance on Intellectual Property Rights for the National Network for Manufacturing...

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    ... (301) 975-8280; email amnpo@nist.gov . Please direct media inquiries to Mark Bello, NIST Office of...), and National Science Foundation. \\2\\ http://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2011/12/16/commerce... Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in...

  19. Successful Researcher-Practitioner RCT Partnership: Increasing Attendance by 15,000 Days

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    Rogers, Todd; Wolford, Tonya; Reitano, Adrienne; Feller, Avi; Subramanyam, Shruthi; Ternovski, John

    2016-01-01

    While the adjusted cohort graduation rate of students in the United States has reached 80 percent during the 2011-12 school year (Stetser & Stillwell, 2014), in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) only 57% of its students graduate from high school in four years, which is typical of large urban school districts (Swanson, 2009). Moreover,…

  20. Climate change and influenza: the likelihood of early and severe influenza seasons following warmer than average winters.

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    Towers, Sherry; Chowell, Gerardo; Hameed, Rasheed; Jastrebski, Matthew; Khan, Maryam; Meeks, Jonathan; Mubayi, Anuj; Harris, George

    2013-01-28

    The 2012-13 influenza season had an unusually early and severe start in the US, succeeding the record mild 2011-12 influenza season, which occurred during the fourth warmest winter on record. Our analysis of climate and past US influenza epidemic seasons between 1997-98 to present indicates that warm winters tend to be followed by severe epidemics with early onset, and that these patterns are seen for both influenza A and B. We posit that fewer people are infected with influenza during warm winters, thereby leaving an unnaturally large fraction of susceptible individuals in the population going into the next season, which can lead to early and severe epidemics. In the event of continued global warming, warm winters such as that of 2011-12 are expected to occur more frequently. Our results thus suggest that expedited manufacture and distribution of influenza vaccines after mild winters has the potential to mitigate the severity of future influenza epidemics.

  1. The current provision of community-based teaching in UK medical schools: an online survey and systematic review

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    Lee, Sandra W W; Clement, Naomi; Tang, Natalie; Atiomo, William

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the current provision and outcome of community-based education (CBE) in UK medical schools. Design and data sources An online survey of UK medical school websites and course prospectuses and a systematic review of articles from PubMed and Web of Science were conducted. Articles in the systematic review were assessed using Rossi, Lipsey and Freeman's approach to programme evaluation. Study selection Publications from November 1998 to 2013 containing information related to community teaching in undergraduate medical courses were included. Results Out of the 32 undergraduate UK medical schools, one was excluded due to the lack of course specifications available online. Analysis of the remaining 31 medical schools showed that a variety of CBE models are utilised in medical schools across the UK. Twenty-eight medical schools (90.3%) provide CBE in some form by the end of the first year of undergraduate training, and 29 medical schools (93.5%) by the end of the second year. From the 1378 references identified, 29 papers met the inclusion criteria for assessment. It was found that CBE mostly provided advantages to students as well as other participants, including GP tutors and patients. However, there were a few concerns regarding the lack of GP tutors’ knowledge in specialty areas, the negative impact that CBE may have on the delivery of health service in education settings and the cost of CBE. Conclusions Despite the wide variations in implementation, community teaching was found to be mostly beneficial. To ensure the relevance of CBE for ‘Tomorrow's Doctors’, a national framework should be established, and solutions sought to reduce the impact of the challenges within CBE. Strengths and limitations of this study This is the first study to review how community-based education is currently provided throughout Medical Schools in the UK. The use of Rossi, Lipsey and Freeman's method of programme evaluation means that the literature was analysed

  2. Discrete Event Supervisory Control and Nonlinear Motion Control for DoD and Industrial Systems

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    2014-03-17

    fault diagnosis in Industrial machines. We won the Best Application Paper Award at 2011 Asian Control Conference. Technology Transfer NAME Total Number... Automation , Shanghai, May 2011. [12] G. Gu, L. Marinovici, and F.L. Lewis, “Consensusability of discrete-time multi-agent systems under state feedback...Nonlinear Motion Control for DoD and Industrial Systems 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 611102 6. AUTHORS 5d. PROJECT NUMBER FrankL

  3. Improving Performance of Your CMMI Mature Organization Through Lean and Agile Techniques

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    2011-05-01

    Peer Review Process Peer Review process required: G d l f d ll d b h...Streamlining led to more effective someone wrongly thought CMMI required it Also, onerous review process Copyright by PEM Systems 2011 12 peer review process...onerous peer review process • Peer review users guide was over 50 pages Just in time scenario developed: Could also develop • Initiating a Peer Review •

  4. Evaluation of Response to Intervention Practices for Elementary School Reading. NCEE 2016-4000

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    Balu, Rekha; Zhu, Pei; Doolittle, Fred; Schiller, Ellen; Jenkins, Joseph; Gersten, Russell

    2015-01-01

    Response to Intervention (RtI) is a framework for collecting and using data to match students to interventions of varying intensity. This study examines the implementation of RtI in Grade 1-3 reading in 13 states during the 2011-12 school year, focusing on 146 schools that were experienced with RtI. Full implementation of the RtI framework in…

  5. Evaluation of Response to Intervention Practices for Elementary School Reading. Executive Summary. NCEE 2016-4000

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    Balu, Rekha; Zhu, Pei; Doolittle, Fred; Schiller, Ellen; Jenkins, Joseph; Gersten, Russell

    2015-01-01

    Response to Intervention (RtI) is a framework for collecting and using data to match students to interventions of varying intensity. This study examines the implementation of RtI in Grade 1-3 reading in 13 states during the 2011-12 school year, focusing on 146 schools that were experienced with RtI. Full implementation of the RtI framework in…

  6. Effectiveness of trivalent influenza vaccine among children in two consecutive seasons in a community in Japan.

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    Suzuki, Tsubasa; Ono, Yasuhiko; Maeda, Hidenori; Tsujimoto, Yoshiki; Shobugawa, Yugo; Dapat, Clyde; Hassan, Mohd Rohaizat; Yokota, Chihiro; Kondo, Hiroki; Dapat, Isolde C; Saito, Kousuke; Saito, Reiko

    2014-01-01

    Influenza vaccination is considered the single most important medical intervention for the prevention of influenza. The dose of trivalent influenza vaccine in children was increased almost double since 2011/12 season in Japan. We estimated the influenza vaccine effectiveness for children 1-11 years of age using rapid test kits in Isahaya City, involving 28,884 children-years, over two consecutive influenza seasons (2011/12 and 2012/13). Children were divided into two groups, vaccinated and unvaccinated, according to their vaccination record, which was obtained from an influenza registration program organized by the Isahaya Medical Association for all pediatric facilities in the city. There were 14,562 and 14,282 children aged from 1-11 years in the city in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In the 2011/12 season, the overall vaccine effectiveness in children from 1-11 years of age, against influenza A and B were 23% [95% confidence interval (CI): 14%-31%] and 20% [95% CI: 8%-31%], respectively. In the 2012/13 season, vaccine effectiveness against influenza A and B was 13% (95% CI: 4%-20%) and 9% (95% CI: -4%-21%), respectively. The vaccine effectiveness was estimated using the rapid diagnosis test kits. Age-stratified estimation showed that vaccine effectiveness was superior in younger children over both seasons and for both virus types. In conclusion, the trivalent influenza vaccine has a significant protective effect for children 1-11 years of age against influenza A and B infection in the 2011/12 season and against influenza A infection in the 2012/13 season in a community in Japan.

  7. Proliferation Security Initiative: Agencies Have Adopted Policies and Procedures but Steps Needed to Meet Reporting Requirement and to Measure Results

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    2012-03-01

    Participation, Fiscal Years 2009-2011 12 Figure Figure 1: Sample Logic Model 18 Abbreviations 9/11 Act Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11...has previously identified such frameworks, called logic models , that agencies could adopt even if they face performance measurement challenges similar...31A logic model is an evaluation tool used to describe a program’s—or initiative’s, in the case of PSI—components and

  8. Project-specific Machine Translation

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    2011-12-01

    Linguistic Data Consortium’s Reflex Pack for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) (7). The corpora labeled Sada -e-Azadi (SeA) (11) and Afghan Recovery...Linguistics, Philadelphia, PA, 2002, 311–318. 11. Sada -e Azadi. http://www.sada-e-azadi.net (accessed 2011). 12. Stolcke, A. SRILM - An Extensible...Translation Center QAMO Qamoosuna (dictionaries) RH Ranger Handbook SCFG Synchronous Context Free Grammar SeA Sada -e-Azadi SME subject matter expert SMT

  9. Improving Robot Locomotion Through Learning Methods for Expensive Black-Box Systems

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    2013-11-01

    development of a class of “gradient free” optimization techniques; these include local approaches, such as a Nelder- Mead simplex search (c.f. [73]), and global...1Note that this simple method differs from the Nelder Mead constrained nonlinear optimization method [73]. 39 the Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm...Kober, and Jan Peters. Model-free inverse reinforcement learning. In International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, 2011. [12] George

  10. Mobility Modeling and Estimation for Delay Tolerant Unmanned Ground Vehicle Networks

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    2013-06-01

    Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 32–43, January 2011. [12] E. Amar and S. Boumerdassi, “A Scalable Mobility-Adaptive Location...infrastructures cannot be installed. The ability to implement effective communication protocols among UGVs depends very much on the strategy of...coupled with design in path planning and routing. Reliability in UGV-DTNs is a quality of service (QoS) issue that depends on resource availability

  11. Past, Present, and Possibilities for the Future of the Pell Grant Program

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    Mullin, Christopher M.

    2013-01-01

    An increase of over 100% in program expenditures for the Pell Grant program over a five year period of time, from $14.7 billion in the 2007-08 award year to $33.4 billion in the 2011-12 award year, places an otherwise popular program under scrutiny. This article considers the factors and options informing federal policy related to the Pell Grant…

  12. Graduate Physics Degrees: Largest Departments and Degree Distribution. Focus On

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    Mulvey, Patrick J.; Nicholson, Starr

    2014-01-01

    In the 2011-12 academic year there were 751 degree-granting physics departments in the U.S. Of these, 195 offered a PhD and 62 departments offered a master's as the highest physics degree. The remaining 494 departments offered a bachelor's as their highest physics degree. There were six universities that had two doctoral-granting physics…

  13. Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2012: Results from the 2012 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

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    Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    2013-01-01

    The U.S. has experienced a sharp increase in the number of bachelor astronomy degrees awarded in recent years with about twice as many degrees now being awarded than a decade ago. There were 385 astronomy bachelor's degrees awarded in the 2011-12 academic year. The number of astronomy PhDs awarded in recent years is up about 50% from a decade…

  14. Biologically Assembled Quantum Electronic Arrays

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    2013-06-07

    34 2011 APS March Meeting, Dallas,, Texas. A.D. Kent "Random Field Ferromagnetism in Single Crystals on Molecular Magnets" at Quantum Coherent behavior...of Spins II, UCF, Orlando, Florida, December 2012. A.D. Kent "Random Field Dipolar Using Ferromagnetism in Single Crystals of Molecular Magnet Mn12...Xingchen Ye, Jun Chen, Christopher B. Murray. Polymorphism in Self-Assembled AB6 Binary Nanocrystal Superlattices, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (01 2011) 12/22/2011

  15. 76 FR 54051 - Migratory Bird Hunting; Final Frameworks for Early-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations

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    ...This rule prescribes final early-season frameworks from which the States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2011-12 migratory bird hunting seasons. Early seasons are those that generally open prior to October 1, and include seasons in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The effect of this final rule is to facilitate......

  16. A Computational Framework for Phase-field Modeling

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    2011-01-01

    twin embryo within an otherwise perfect single crystal (12). Analytical models based on free energy variations in the context of phase...transformations have been applied to describe twin nucleation (12, 13). Such approaches consider nucleation of a twin embryo of idealized geometry—an elliptical...Crystals, in preparation, 2011. 12. Christian , J. W.; Mahajan, S. Deformation Twinning. Prog. Mater. Sci. 1995, 39, 1–157. 13. Lee, J. K.; Yoo, M

  17. Personalized Medicine in Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries

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    2014-07-01

    dis- ease. Nat Rev Genet 2011; 12: 861-874. [21] Maes OC, Chertkow HM, Wang E, and Schip- per HM. MicroRNA: Implications for Alzheimer Disease and...expressions that underlie the range of symptom expression observed after TBI. POTENTIAL INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TBI AND ALZHEIMER DISEASE–TYPE COGNITIVE...Although the early literature suggested that neuropathological mechanisms known to underlie Alzheimer disease (AD) dementia may have been similar to the

  18. Comparison of 2010-2011 H3N2 influenza A viruses isolated from swine and the A(H3N2)v isolated from humans in 2011

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    In the end of 2011, 12 U.S. cases of humans infected with swine H3N2 virus containing the matrix gene from pandemic H1N1 2009 virus (H1N1pdm09) were detected and named A(H3N2)v. This study used a swine model to compare the pathogenic, transmission, genetic, and antigenic properties of a human A(H3N2...

  19. Development of a Small Molecule P2X7R Antagonist as a Treatment for Acute SCI

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    2012-10-01

    myelination ef- ficiency, sheath thickness , and G-ratios during development. These observations suggest that PTPRZ1 inhibition might comprise a...The animals were sacrificed at 24 hrs, and SC tissue was dissociated with papain. A Percoll gradient was performed to remove myelin , debris and...year 2 (2011-12) Goldman, S.A. Progenitor cell-based treatment of the pediatric myelin disorders. Arch. Neurology, 68:848-56, 2011. Bugiani, M

  20. Reassessing the Barriers to Islamic Radicalization in Kazakhstan

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    2015-07-01

    tried to convert nomadic people to Islam. The initial functions of mullahs and imams were to teach and enlighten those who wanted to learn vol...sionals” stem from the socio-economic injustice and poverty of the general population. The violence is a demonstration of the protest against the state...the distinction should al- ways be kept in mind . • Kazakhstan’s experience of domestic public violence in 2011-12 is unlikely to represent a