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  1. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire poses with 8th grader Kristy Wiggins at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. Hire joined Center Director Jim Kennedy at the school in sharing the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

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    2004-02-20

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire poses with 8th grader Kristy Wiggins at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. Hire joined Center Director Jim Kennedy at the school in sharing the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

  2. A Conversation with Kristy and Jane | Center for Cancer Research

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    Jane has been coming to the NIH Clinical Center for treatment for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) since she was three years old. She is currently enrolled in a trial that tests Selumetinib, a MEK inhibitor, and her tumor is now 30.7 percent smaller than when she first started this trial three years ago. Her diagnosis has changed the lives of her family but has also given them new passions and perseverance. Read more...

  3. 78 FR 78503 - Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB...

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    2013-12-26

    ... Budget (OMB) on or before January 27, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristie Johnson at the..., Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Johnson's phone number is 202-366-2755 and her email address is kristie.johnson@dot.gov . ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the...

  4. 75 FR 79048 - Notice of Availability of the Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task...

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    2010-12-17

    ... available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html.... Kristy Bucholtz, Reactor Systems Engineer, Technical Specifications Branch, Mail Stop: O7-C2A,...

  5. 77 FR 34385 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    2012-06-11

    ... Nancy Barnhouse, Vero Beach, Florida; Lester and Kay Gause, Newton, Iowa; Charles Gause, Providence, North Carolina; Gary and Joan Ales, Lakewood Ranch, Florida; Rebecca Barnhouse, Youngstown, Ohio; Richard Buls, New Market, Maryland; Kristy Crawford, Frederick, Maryland; Curtis Gause, Pleasant Hill...

  6. 77 FR 25538 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate

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    2012-04-30

    ... SOPHIE CLAIRE CHARRON LESLEY JANE CHEN BENJAMIN WEI JIE CHIEW KRISTIE MICHELLE CHOPDAR ANIL CHRISTOPHER... DORSAY RICHNER PHILIPP RIDLEY MATTHEW WHITE RIETZ MARK PETER RING SEAN ERIC ROHR LUKAS ROSSI PAMELA ROUX...

  7. Effectiveness of DoD Humanitarian Relief Efforts in Response to Hurricanes Georges and Mitch

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    2001-03-01

    Southern Command, After Action Report for Hurricane Georges, Memorandum from SCJ4/LRC for Director of Logistics, 10 February 1999 43. Dr. John Pitts , U.S...Humanitarian Assistance Operations, CAB 95-84.10/April 1996, (4/1/96) 518. Kenney, Kristie , Department of State, Executive Secretariat Operations Center...Memorandum: Task Force Formation to Deal with the Threat of Hurricane Mitch to Central American Posts, (10/26/98) 519. Kenney, Kristie A., Department

  8. Research Summaries

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    Brock, Stephen E., Ed.

    2010-01-01

    This column features summaries of research articles from 3 recent crisis management publications. The first, "School Shootings and Counselor Leadership: Four Lessons from the Field" summarized by Kristi Fenning, was conducted as the result of the increased demand for trained crisis personnel on school campuses. Survey participants were…

  9. On Asian American Ice Queens and Multigeneration Asian Ethnics.

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    Tuan, Mia

    1999-01-01

    Reactions to the success of ice-skating stars Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan illustrate the ways in which Asian ethnics continue to find themselves excluded from the U.S. racial and cultural center. Although they may be long-time Americans, they are not perceived as such. (SLD)

  10. Is the Truth Out There? Fables of Abduction, Abdication, and Absolution on the Post-Profession, Pre-Millennial Landscape.

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    Calderonello, Alice; Shaller, Deb

    This paper uses the setting of a "conversation" between Scully and Mulder of the popular "X Files" television program to discuss some current composition theorists and their ideas. The paper muses on the work of Kristie Fleckenstein (who claims there is a "somatic mind" which moves between discursive and corporeal…

  11. Academic Planning in College and University Environmental Programs: Proceedings of the 1998 Sanibel Symposium (Florida Gulf Coast University, March 6-7, 1998).

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    Corcoran, Peter Blaze, Ed.; Elder, James L., Ed.; Tchen, Richard, Ed.

    This document contains the proceedings of the a Sanibel Symposium. Papers include: (1) "Sense of Place on Sanibel Island" (Kristi Seamon Anders); (2) "Transformation or Irrelevance: The Challenges of Academic Planning for Environmental Education in the 21st Century" (David Orr); (3) "A Vision in the Making" (Jack Crocker); (4) "The Pedagogy of…

  12. Making a global impact.

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    2015-12-12

    How can vets, individually and collectively, make an impact on the global stage? Addressing this question at the BVA Congress at the London Vet Show, René Carlson, president of the World Veterinary Association, encouraged the profession to play its part locally, nationally and internationally, in tackling current challenges. Kristy Ebanks reports.

  13. Spinning out of Control: Dialogical Transactions in an English Classroom

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    Fecho, Bob; Amatucci, Kristi Bruce

    2008-01-01

    Using the experiences of Andy, a working class adolescent exploring his gay identity, and the dialogical and transactional relationship he developed with Kristi, his senior-year English teacher, we argue that the teaching of reading and writing must be seen as more than the learning of discrete skills to enable future employment. On the contrary,…

  14. Spontaneous, Metal-Catalyzed, and Enzyme-Catalyzed Decarboxylation of Oxalosuccinic Acid.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-01-01

    The author also wishes to thank his two children , Kristy and Carrie, who had to live with numerous fatherless evenings and weekends during this period...in this reasearch would have been different a if NADPH was used, since NADPH probably causes a conformational change in the enzyme (38,39,40

  15. Navigating Maps to Support Comprehension: When Textbooks Don't Have GPS

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    Roberts, Kathryn L.; Brugar, Kristy A.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, Kathryn Roberts & Kristy Brugar discuss their assessment of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade children's understandings of the types of maps commonly found in their social studies text and trade books, and the knowledge and misconceptions it revealed. They then discuss how teachers might begin to address those issues with…

  16. Video Games to Reading: Reaching out to Reluctant Readers

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    Jolley, Kristie

    2008-01-01

    Junior high school teacher Kristie Jolley believes students become more willing and motivated to practice reading strategies when they are "comfortable within their realm of literacy." Background knowledge of video games helps students succeed in understanding and enjoying game-based texts, which she incorporates into her classroom library as…

  17. Implementing a Structured Reading Program in an Afterschool Setting: Problems and Potential Solutions

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    Hartry, Ardice; Fitzgerald, Robert; Porter, Kristie

    2008-01-01

    In this article, Ardice Hartry, Robert Fitzgerald, and Kristie Porter present results from their implementation study of a structured reading program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in an afterschool setting. As the authors explain, schools and districts often view an extended school day as a promising way to address the literacy needs of…

  18. Research Summaries

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    Brock, Stephen E., Ed.

    2010-01-01

    This column features summaries of research articles from 3 recent crisis management publications. The first, "School Shootings and Counselor Leadership: Four Lessons from the Field" summarized by Kristi Fenning, was conducted as the result of the increased demand for trained crisis personnel on school campuses. Survey participants were…

  19. Taking control of work-life balance.

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    2016-05-21

    For veterinary professionals, a key component of maintaining good wellbeing is being able to get to the end of a day feeling happy, content and in control. This, however, can prove challenging to achieve. Kristy Ebanks reports on a series of sessions from this year's BSAVA congress which focused on improving wellbeing. British Veterinary Association.

  20. Implementing a Structured Reading Program in an Afterschool Setting: Problems and Potential Solutions

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    Hartry, Ardice; Fitzgerald, Robert; Porter, Kristie

    2008-01-01

    In this article, Ardice Hartry, Robert Fitzgerald, and Kristie Porter present results from their implementation study of a structured reading program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in an afterschool setting. As the authors explain, schools and districts often view an extended school day as a promising way to address the literacy needs of…

  1. Navigating Maps to Support Comprehension: When Textbooks Don't Have GPS

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    Roberts, Kathryn L.; Brugar, Kristy A.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, Kathryn Roberts & Kristy Brugar discuss their assessment of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade children's understandings of the types of maps commonly found in their social studies text and trade books, and the knowledge and misconceptions it revealed. They then discuss how teachers might begin to address those issues with…

  2. 1051 Ergs: The Evolution of Shell Supernova Remnants

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    1997-11-15

    Gloria Dubner Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio , Buenos Aires, Argentina Dale A. Frail National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, NM...Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio , Argentina Dwarkadas, Vikram V.* University of Washington Dyer, Kristy K.* North Carolina State University

  3. Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military: Volume 2. Estimates for Department of Defense Service Members from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study

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    2016-01-01

    Defense Manpower Data Center DoD Department of Defense FTNGD full-time National Guard duty LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender MEO military equal...SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE U.S. MILITARY Volume 2. Estimates for Department of Defense Service Members from the 2014 RAND... Military Workplace Study C O R P O R A T I O N Andrew R. Morral, Kristie L. Gore, Terry L. Schell, editors Limited Print and Electronic Distribution

  4. Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military. Volume 2. Estimates for Department of Defense Service Members from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study

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    2015-01-01

    National Guard duty LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender MEO military equal opportunity NCOA National Change of Address NDRI RAND National Defense...SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE U.S. MILITARY Volume 2. Estimates for Department of Defense Service Members from the 2014 RAND... Military Workplace Study C O R P O R A T I O N Andrew R. Morral, Kristie L. Gore, Terry L. Schell, editors Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No

  5. Impact of Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM) on Metals Bioavailability

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    2016-05-01

    Research and Development Center (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) 72 Lyme Road Hanover, NH 03755-1290 Anthony Bednar...Development Center (ERDC), Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL); Dr. Anthony Bednar, Dr. Dale Rosado, Michael Catt, Dr. Kristie...CRREL Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Cu Copper DGT Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films DI Deionized DOD U.S. Department of Defense

  6. Army Communicator. Volume 31, Number 3, Summer 2006

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    2006-01-01

    common voice networks down to the team leader level. What are some of the benefits of networking radios and other battle command devices ? One...Photography Stephen Larsen, Anthony Ricchiazzi, Kristy Davies, Tony Medici , SFC Ty Sloan, SSG Jeff Troth, SFC Gregory Zigila, Members of the 30th...resulting in rampant crime and a prosperous drug trade. To combat this, and to react to any other events such as natural disas- ters, USARSO must be

  7. Enhancing the role of the dairy vet.

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    2016-09-03

    More than 3000 veterinarians, researchers and industry representatives gathered in Dublin in July for the 29th congress of the World Association for Buiatrics. With the theme of 'Cattle health - tomorrow's thinking today', the programme for the five-day meeting was wide-ranging, exploring issues such as animal health systems, animal welfare initiatives, zoonoses, mastitis control and infectious disease control. Here, Kristy Ebanks focuses on two keynote addresses which considered the evolving role of the dairy vet. British Veterinary Association.

  8. The Diet Composition of Beaked Whales and Melon-Headed Whales from the North Pacific

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    2015-09-30

    Whales from the North Pacific Kristi West College of Natural and Computational Science Hawaii Pacific University 45-045 Kamehameha Hwy...whales and melon- headed whales in the North Pacific by conducting stomach content analysis of available specimens collected from stranded animals... Pacific . 2 OBJECTIVES The first component of this overall project involves describing the diet composition of melon-headed whales from the

  9. The Diet Composition of Beaked Whales and Melon-Headed Whales from the North Pacific

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    2014-09-30

    Whales from the North Pacific Kristi West College of Natural and Computational Science Hawaii Pacific University 45-045 Kamehameha Hwy...headed whales in Hawaii . The identification of each prey item to the species level and size and mass estimates of prey will allow for a detailed...NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Hawaii Pacific University,College of Natural and Computational Science,45

  10. Wave Field Characterization Using Dual-Polarized Pulse-Doppler X-Band Radar

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    2012-06-01

    Sensor Concepts Inc. The authors would also like to recognize Andy Smith and Shaun Simmons, NSWCCD Code 70, for their participation and assistance with...Purteil (pdf only), Tom Drake (pdf only), Scott Harper (pdf only), Paul Hess III, Steven Russell SAIC 2 SIO 1 SCI 1 CSC 1 Don Wyatt, Kristy...Files (2) 1 5510 Christopher Bassler (pdf only) 2 7410 Shaun Simmons, Bruce Crock, (pdf only) 1 7310 Andrew Smith (pdf only) 1 7400 Sung Han (pdf only)

  11. The Second Seven Years of the FAA’s Postmortem Forensic Toxicology Proficiency-Testing Program

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    2008-10-01

    large number of participants, but some false positives of concern were reported, as some of them were abused drugs . Some of the false positives would...challenge survey samples (12 urine , 9 blood, and 7 tissue homogenate) with/without alcohols/volatiles, drugs , drug metabolites, and/or putrefactive...The Second Seven Years of the FAA’s Postmortem Forensic Toxicology Proficiency- Testing Program Arvind K. Chaturvedi Kristi J. Craft Patrick S

  12. Exercise and Bone Density: Meta-Analysis

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    2007-01-01

    cycling (C), swimming (S), aerobic dance (AD), stairclimbing (SC), Other (O) 250 Compliance % of exercise sessions that subjects attended 251...Exercise and bone mineral density in men: a meta-analysis GEORGE A. KELLEY,1 KRISTI S. KELLEY,1 AND ZUNG VU TRAN2 1Department of Kinesiology and Physical...exer- cise (n521, 44.966.5 yr) or con- trol (n519, 43.364.5 yr) group 1 yr of aerobic exercise of choice (walking, jogging, swimming , sta- tionary

  13. 2009 Combat Vehicles Conference (BRIEFING CHARTS)

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    2009-10-14

    Ground Combat Systems Organizational Structure PEO BG David Ogg DPEO Mr. Mike Asada APEO Systems Engineering/ Chief Systems Engineer Mr. Anthony...Desmond APEO Business Management Mr. Art White PEO XO LTC Steven T. Wall APEO Corporate Information Mr. Don Papke APEO Operations Management Ms. Kristi...Sharp USMC LNO Maj Stefan Sneden ATEC LNO Ms. Gretchen McCoy APEO Logistics Mr. Ken Seibel Lightweight 155MM Howitzer Robotic Systems JPO Heavy

  14. Improving our Understanding of Tropical Cyclone Genesis

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    2007-09-30

    TS-120 TS-96 TS-72 TS-48 TS-24 TS TS+24 TS+48 Time relative to TS designation Fl as h C ou nt (# /6 h) H Bud H Daniel TS Emilia TS Fabio H Hector H...Daniel, Emilia , Fabio. August: Hector, Kristy. 3 Water - Nondeveloping Clusters 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 0 6 12 18 0 6 12 18 0 6 12 18 0

  15. Defense Management: Perspectives on the Involvement of the Combatant Commands in the Development of Joint Requirements

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    2011-05-20

    2011 The Honorable Carl Levin Chairman The Honorable John McCain Ranking Member Committee on Armed Services United States Senate The Honorable...Howard P. McKeon Chairman The Honorable Adam Smith Ranking Member Committee on Armed Services House of Representatives Subject: Defense Management...Margaret Morgan, Assistant Director; Noah Bleicher; Mae Jones; Michael Silver; Jennifer Spence; and Kristy Williams made significant contributions

  16. Automatic Information Processing and High-Performance Skills: Applications to Training, Transfer, and Retention

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    1991-04-01

    Ms. Kristie Holahan helped with data collection and report preparation, and Mr. Jeffrey Schmidt assisted in data collection. ii TABLE OF CONTENTS I...approximately every second. Updates or so- called refreshes to the pattern occurred every 7 seconds. When a refresh occirred, a new dot was added to the...the response button. Response times were collected only for correct target identifications or so- called "hits." If a subject failed to find the

  17. Best practices in early phase medical device development: Engineering, prototyping, and the beginnings of a quality management system.

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    Fearis, Kristy; Petrie, Aidan

    2017-03-01

    Kristy Fearis is the founder and president of KPConsulting. She has held various positions in the medical device and research industry. She has led programs for medical industry leaders Medtronic, Edward Lifesciences, and Kimberly-Clark Healthcare to develop and commercialize Class II and III devices. Although a true quality management systems specialist at heart, Kristy has a passion for effectively and efficiently applying quality systems principles to early stage development to maximize benefit while minimizing impact on resources and time to market. Kristy works with both precommercial and commercial companies to build and implement quality systems that are "right sized" and support both an effective business model and high product quality. Aidan Petrie is the cofounder and chief innovation officer of Ximedica. Aidan drives innovation in Ximedica's core markets of medical device development and consumer healthcare. With a focus on human-centered design, usability, technical innovation and industrial design, Aidan has helped bring hundreds of products to market. Ranging from simple drug compliance aids to wearable therapeutics, home monitoring products, and complex surgical systems, Aidan challenges his teams to rethink the role design plays in the success of each product. Covering topics around usability, sensor and wearable technology, and current trends in medical design and development, Aidan is a sought-after industry speaker and widely published author. In addition to his role at Ximedica, Aidan advises multiple startups in the healthcare space and has interests in a number of related companies. He sits on the Board of MassArt and teaches and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Harvard iLab, and others. Aidan holds an undergraduate degree from Central St Martins in product design/engineering and a Masters in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All

  18. KSC-04PD-0308

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    2004-01-01

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. Astronaut Kay Hire poses with 8th grader Kristy Wiggins at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. Hire joined Center Director Jim Kennedy at the school in sharing the agencys new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASAs stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

  19. 34th Atlanta Executive Seminar

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    2009-04-23

    Viggato i r. i i t APEO Corporate Information Mr. Don Papke r rate I f r ati r. on apke WarrenarrenKEY PicatinnyPicatinny APEO Systems Engineering...itzer P r. J. Shields DP r. K. ooding APEO Business Management Mr. Art White si ess a a e e t r. rt hite APEO Operations Management Ms. Kristi...retchen c oy Acting APEO Logistics Mr. Ken Seibel cti istics r. en eibel GCS Programs 3NDIA Atlanta Symposium – 23Apr09 – BG Ogg Heavy Brigade Combat

  20. Congressional Briefing on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

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    Landau, Elizabeth

    2010-01-01

    During an 8 January 2010 congressional briefing on climate change cosponsored by AGU, speakers discussed the impacts of climate change in the United States and the ability of society to cope with these impacts. More than 200 congressional and federal agency staff attended the briefing, which featured Michael MacCracken, chief scientist for climate change programs at the Climate Institute; Kristie Ebi, executive director of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 2 Technical Support Unit; Katharine Jacobs, professor at the University of Arizona's Soil, Water and Environmental Science Department; and Susanne Moser, director and principal researcher at Susanne Moser Research and Consulting. The briefing was jointly sponsored by AGU, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Meteorological Society, Ecological Society of America, and Pew Center on Global Climate Change. For more information about AGU's science policy program, visit http://www.agu.org/sci_pol/.

  1. Community Impact Planning Report Transportation. Volume 1. Laramie County Transportation Plan

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    1984-12-01

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  2. Uncertainty in Socioeconomic Pathways and Their Implications for Climate Forcing and Analysis—the Shared Socioeconomic Scenarios (SSPs)

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    Edmonds, J.

    2014-12-01

    The Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs; Moss, et al., 2010; van Vuuren, et al., 2011) were designed to span the range of anthropogenic climate forcing that existed in the literature. While these scenarios serve to reflect uncertainty in the domain of climate forcing, they are far less useful in exploring the range of potential future socioeconomic developments that might be experienced, and which might form the background from which climate forcing might emerge and against which climate impacts and adaptation might be experienced. A set of "Shared Socioeconomic Pathways" (SSPs) have been proposed, Ebi, et al., (2015), to address this deficiency. This architecture is being implemented in quantitative scenarios of human energy, economic, and land systems by researchers. This presentation provides an update on community quantitative implementation of the SSPs. References: Ebi, Kristie L., Stephane Hallegatte, Tom Kram, Nigel W. Arnell, Timothy R. Carter, Jae Edmonds, Elmar Kriegler, et al., A new scenario framework for climate change research: background, process, and future directions, Climatic Change (2014) 122:363-372. DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0912-3 Moss, Richard H., Jae A. Edmonds, Kathy A. Hibbard, Martin R. Manning, Steven K. Rose, Detlef P. Van Vuuren, Timothy R. Carter et al. "The next generation of scenarios for climate change research and assessment." Nature 463, no. 7282 (2010): 747-756. Van Vuuren, Detlef P., Jae Edmonds, Mikiko Kainuma, Keywan Riahi, Allison Thomson, Kathy Hibbard, George C. Hurtt et al. "The representative concentration pathways: an overview." Climatic Change 109 (2011): 5-31.

  3. Chromatin Modulation of Herpesvirus Lytic Gene Expression: Managing Nucleosome Density and Heterochromatic Histone Modifications.

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    Kristie, Thomas M

    2016-02-16

    Like their cellular hosts, herpesviruses are subject to the regulatory impacts of chromatin assembled on their genomes. Upon infection, these viruses are assembled into domains of chromatin with heterochromatic signatures that suppress viral gene expression or euchromatic characteristics that promote gene expression. The organization and modulation of these chromatin domains appear to be intimately linked to the coordinated expression of the different classes of viral genes and thus ultimately play an important role in the progression of productive infection or the establishment and maintenance of viral latency. A recent report from the Knipe laboratory (J. S. Lee, P. Raja, and D. M. Knipe, mBio 7:e02007-15, 2016) contributes to the understanding of the dynamic modulation of chromatin assembled on the herpes simplex virus genome by monitoring the levels of characteristic heterochromatic histone modifications (histone H3 lysine 9 and 27 methylation) associated with a model viral early gene during the progression of lytic infection. Additionally, this study builds upon previous observations that the viral immediate-early protein ICP0 plays a role in reducing the levels of heterochromatin associated with the early genes. Copyright © 2016 Kristie.

  4. Primary Nonadherence to Overactive Bladder Medications in an Integrated Managed Care Health Care System.

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    Rashid, Nazia; Vassilakis, Maria; Lin, Kathy J; Kristy, Rita; Ng, Daniel B

    2017-04-01

    associated with a higher likelihood of primary nonadherence versus adherence. Nearly 1 in 5 patients did not pick up their new OAB medications within 30 days of the order date. Knowledge of factors associated with primary nonadherence may inform strategies for improving management of OAB. This study was supported by a research grant provided by Astellas Pharma Global Development. Rashid and Lin do not have any financial interests or potential conflict of interest with regard to the work. Vassilakis, Kristy, and Ng were employees of Astellas Pharma Global Development when this study was conducted. Study concept and design were contributed by Rashid and Ng, along with the other authors. Rashid and Lin collected the data, and data interpretation was performed by Rashid, Ng, and Lin, along with Vassilakis and Kristy. The manuscript was written by Rashid and Ng, along with Vassilakis and Lin, and revised by Rashid, Ng, and Lin.

  5. Clinical Microbiology Laboratories' Adoption of Culture-Independent Diagnostic Tests Is a Threat to Foodborne-Disease Surveillance in the United States.

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    Shea, Shari; Kubota, Kristy A; Maguire, Hugh; Gladbach, Stephen; Woron, Amy; Atkinson-Dunn, Robyn; Couturier, Marc Roger; Miller, Melissa B

    2017-01-01

    INTRODUCTIONIn November 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent a letter to state and territorial epidemiologists, state and territorial public health laboratory directors, and state and territorial health officials. In this letter, culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs) for detection of enteric pathogens were characterized as "a serious and current threat to public health surveillance, particularly for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Salmonella" The document says CDC and its public health partners are approaching this issue, in part, by "reviewing regulatory authority in public health agencies to require culture isolates or specimen submission if CIDTs are used." Large-scale foodborne outbreaks are a continuing threat to public health, and tracking these outbreaks is an important tool in shortening them and developing strategies to prevent them. It is clear that the use of CIDTs for enteric pathogen detection, including both antigen detection and multiplex nucleic acid amplification techniques, is becoming more widespread. Furthermore, some clinical microbiology laboratories will resist the mandate to require submission of culture isolates, since it will likely not improve patient outcomes but may add significant costs. Specimen submission would be less expensive and time-consuming for clinical laboratories; however, this approach would be burdensome for public health laboratories, since those laboratories would need to perform culture isolation prior to typing. Shari Shea and Kristy Kubota from the Association of Public Health Laboratories, along with state public health laboratory officials from Colorado, Missouri, Tennessee, and Utah, will explain the public health laboratories' perspective on why having access to isolates of enteric pathogens is essential for public health surveillance, detection, and tracking of outbreaks and offer potential workable solutions which will allow them to do this. Marc Couturier of

  6. Land Surface Modeling Applications for Famine Early Warning

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    McNally, A.; Verdin, J. P.; Peters-Lidard, C. D.; Arsenault, K. R.; Wang, S.; Kumar, S.; Shukla, S.; Funk, C. C.; Pervez, M. S.; Fall, G. M.; Karsten, L. R.

    2015-12-01

    AGU 2015 Fall Meeting Session ID#: 7598 Remote Sensing Applications for Water Resources Management Land Surface Modeling Applications for Famine Early Warning James Verdin, USGS EROS Christa Peters-Lidard, NASA GSFC Amy McNally, NASA GSFC, UMD/ESSIC Kristi Arsenault, NASA GSFC, SAIC Shugong Wang, NASA GSFC, SAIC Sujay Kumar, NASA GSFC, SAIC Shrad Shukla, UCSB Chris Funk, USGS EROS Greg Fall, NOAA Logan Karsten, NOAA, UCAR Famine early warning has traditionally required close monitoring of agro-climatological conditions, putting them in historical context, and projecting them forward to anticipate end-of-season outcomes. In recent years, it has become necessary to factor in the effects of a changing climate as well. There has also been a growing appreciation of the linkage between food security and water availability. In 2009, Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) science partners began developing land surface modeling (LSM) applications to address these needs. With support from the NASA Applied Sciences Program, an instance of the Land Information System (LIS) was developed to specifically support FEWS NET. A simple crop water balance model (GeoWRSI) traditionally used by FEWS NET took its place alongside the Noah land surface model and the latest version of the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) model, and LIS data readers were developed for FEWS NET precipitation forcings (NOAA's RFE and USGS/UCSB's CHIRPS). The resulting system was successfully used to monitor and project soil moisture conditions in the Horn of Africa, foretelling poor crop outcomes in the OND 2013 and MAM 2014 seasons. In parallel, NOAA created another instance of LIS to monitor snow water resources in Afghanistan, which are an early indicator of water availability for irrigation and crop production. These successes have been followed by investment in LSM implementations to track and project water availability in Sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen, work that is now underway. Adoption of

  7. Socorro Students Translate NRAO Web Pages Into Spanish

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2002-07-01

    Six Socorro High School students are spending their summer working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) on a unique project that gives them experience in language translation, World Wide Web design, and technical communication. Under the project, called "Un puente a los cielos," the students are translating many of NRAO's Web pages on astronomy into Spanish. "These students are using their bilingual skills to help us make basic information about astronomy and radio telescopes available to the Spanish-speaking community," said Kristy Dyer, who works at NRAO as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow and who developed the project and obtained funding for it from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The students are: Daniel Acosta, 16; Rossellys Amarante, 15; Sandra Cano, 16; Joel Gonzalez, 16; Angelica Hernandez, 16; and Cecilia Lopez, 16. The translation project, a joint effort of NRAO and the NM Tech physics department, also includes Zammaya Moreno, a teacher from Ecuador, Robyn Harrison, NRAO's education officer, and NRAO computer specialist Allan Poindexter. The students are translating NRAO Web pages aimed at the general public. These pages cover the basics of radio astronomy and frequently-asked questions about NRAO and the scientific research done with NRAO's telescopes. "Writing about science for non-technical audiences has to be done carefully. Scientific concepts must be presented in terms that are understandable to non-scientists but also that remain scientifically accurate," Dyer said. "When translating this type of writing from one language to another, we need to preserve both the understandability and the accuracy," she added. For that reason, Dyer recruited 14 Spanish-speaking astronomers from Argentina, Mexico and the U.S. to help verify the scientific accuracy of the Spanish translations. The astronomers will review the translations. The project is giving the students a broad range of experience. "They are

  8. EDITORIAL: Fluctuations and noise in photonics and quantum optics: a special issue in memory of Hermann Haus

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abbott, Derek; Shapiro, Jeffrey H.; Yamamoto, Yoshihisa

    2004-08-01

    This Special Issue of Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics brings together the contributions of various researchers working on theoretical and experimental aspects of fluctuational phenomena in photonics and quantum optics. The topics discussed in this issue extend from fundamental physics to applications of noise and fluctuational methods from quantum to classical systems, and include: bullet Quantum measurement bullet Quantum squeezing bullet Solitons and fibres bullet Gravitational wave inferometers bullet Fluorescence phenomena bullet Cavity QED bullet Photon statistics bullet Noise in lasers and laser systems bullet Quantum computing and information bullet Quantum lithography bullet Teleportation. This Special Issue is published in connection with the SPIE International Symposium on Fluctuations and Noise, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on 1-4 June 2003. The symposium contained six parallel conferences, and the papers in this Special Issue are connected to the conference entitled `Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics'. This was the first in a series of symposia organized with the support of the SPIE that have greatly contributed to progress in this area. The co-founders of the symposium series were Laszlo B Kish (Texas A&M University) and Derek Abbott (The University of Adelaide). The Chairs of the `Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics' conference were Derek Abbott, Jeffrey H Shapiro and Yoshihisa Yamamoto. The practical aspects of the organization were ably handled by Kristi Kelso and Marilyn Gorsuch of the SPIE, USA. Sadly, less than two weeks before the conference, Hermann A Haus passed away. Hermann Haus was a founding father of the field of noise in optics and quantum optics. He submitted three papers to the conference and was very excited to attend; as can be seen in the collection of papers, he was certainly present in spirit. In honour of his creativity and pioneering work in this field, we have