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From Catastrophe To Catharsis: The Explosion Of The Port Of Beirut In Two Texts That Healde La Catastrophe A La Catharsisl’Explosion Du Port De Beyrouth Dans Deux Textes Qui Pansent, Christelle Stephan-Hayek 2021 Faculté des Arts et Sciences - Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik,Lebanon

From Catastrophe To Catharsis: The Explosion Of The Port Of Beirut In Two Texts That Healde La Catastrophe A La Catharsisl’Explosion Du Port De Beyrouth Dans Deux Textes Qui Pansent, Christelle Stephan-Hayek

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Abstract: Catastrophe, a notion as old as man, is today considered obsolete in the scientific sphere, since it constitutes "a blinding image which distracts the researcher from his object by its capacity to dazzle" (Coanus, Duchêne, Martinais , 2004). This is how the notion of "risk" replaced that of "disaster", since a risk can be calculated, prevented, avoided, reduced, etc. The disaster would thus become a “risk that has been realized”.

The double explosion of the port of Beirut is therefore this disaster. "In five seconds: two hundred dead, one hundred and fifty missing, six thousand wounded, nine thousand buildings damaged ...


Meiszner, Woody, Collection, 1890-1948, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library 2021 Pittsburg State University

Meiszner, Woody, Collection, 1890-1948, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

Finding Aids

A collection of approximately 190 black and white, tinted, and color postcards of places and buildings in Pittsburg, Kansas. Examples of the postcards include views of Broadway, Pittsburg State University, parks, and public buildings. The postcards donated were published by Souvenir Post Card Co., New York Souvenir Post Card Co., Acmegraph Co., and S. H. Kress and Co. A list of the postcards is included in the collection. Housed in the Kansas Collection, call number 741.683 P589.


Usri Research Poster, Christian Undseth 2021 Western University

Usri Research Poster, Christian Undseth

Undergraduate Student Research Internships Conference

This is my USRI research output and recording for analysis of public transit services accessibility and development impacts.


The Role Of Applying Good Governance Mechanisms To Contribute To Increasing Confidence In Integrated Reporting In Light Of The Covid-19 Pandemic, Abdul Rahman Mohammed Rashwan, Eitedal Mohammed Alhelou 2021 Assistant Professor, Department of Administrative and Financial Sciences, University College of Science and Technology, Gaza, Palestine.

The Role Of Applying Good Governance Mechanisms To Contribute To Increasing Confidence In Integrated Reporting In Light Of The Covid-19 Pandemic, Abdul Rahman Mohammed Rashwan, Eitedal Mohammed Alhelou

Delta University Scientific Journal

The study mainly aimed to identify the role of applying good governance mechanisms to contribute to increasing confidence in integrated reports in light of the Covid 19 pandemic, and to answer questions and test the study hypotheses. Analysis of the results of the applied study and hypothesis testing using the statistical program (SPSS). The questionnaire was also distributed, after its evaluation and judging by a number of specialists, to the study community consisting of general directors, directors of financial and administrative departments, and heads of financial and administrative departments working in investment companies listed on the Palestine Stock Exchange of ...


The Impact Of Covid-19 Pandemic On Marketing Philosophy, Ahmed E. Kamel 2021 Doctorate of Business Administrations, Ain Shams University Head of Marketing & Research at Damietta Container & Cargo Handling co. Damietta Port.

The Impact Of Covid-19 Pandemic On Marketing Philosophy, Ahmed E. Kamel

Delta University Scientific Journal

The impacts of COVID 19 on marketing philosophy are nearly unknown. The main objective of this paper is to provide a prime investigation on how Covid-19 pandemic can affect the developments of marketing, it also aims to provide more knowledge on how marketing philosophy are changing due to the pandemic. By following a qualitative research method, this paper outline how marketing could be affected by this pandemic and how it will change, not only the context of marketing, but also how businesses manage their strategic marketing efforts. The conclusion of this paper includes theoretical implications, recommendations, and suggestions for future ...


Prediction Of Financial Crises In Iraqi Banks By Using Neural Networks, Mostafa Youssef, Salma Ali El-din 2021 Delta University for Science and Technology

Prediction Of Financial Crises In Iraqi Banks By Using Neural Networks, Mostafa Youssef, Salma Ali El-Din

Delta University Scientific Journal

يهدف البحث التنبؤ بالأزمات المالية فى المصارف الع ا رقية باستخدام الشبكات العصبية، حيث تم التطبيق بإستخدام عينة من المصارف الع ا رقية خلال الفترة 7002 ( بإستخدام مجموعة من النسب المالية )الأصول إلى حقوق الملكية، العائد على الأصول قبل الض ا رئب، صافي الربح إلى إجمالي -7002( الاصول...(. وقد توصل البحث الى أهمية استخدام الشبكات العصبية فى التنبؤ بالأزمات المالية حيث بلغت المساحة تحت منحنى Receiver Operator Characteristic ( ROC 07922 ( ممايدل على دقة عالية


In Search Of Play, Margaret Saunders 2021 Yale University

In Search Of Play, Margaret Saunders

The Yale Undergraduate Research Journal

This thesis addresses the existence, inclusion, and access to play spaces in the built environment. It proposes that play is fundamental to the wellbeing of people of all ages, not only children, and analyzes how play spaces are or are not inclusive to people of all ages, then further addresses this in regard to gender, race, and socioeconomic class. This project presents the perspectives of social theorists such as Johan Huizinga, Guy Debord/ SI International, and Henri Lefebvre to analyze the role of space and social production of play. Additionally, it looks at historical case studies like New Babylon, Modellen ...


Urban Heat Mitigation For Current And Future Conditions: A Case Study For Downtown London On, Maryam Shams 2021 The University of Western University

Urban Heat Mitigation For Current And Future Conditions: A Case Study For Downtown London On, Maryam Shams

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The urban heat island is a phenomenon wherein urban areas experience warmer temperatures than their surrounding rural areas. Techniques to reduce excess heat in urban environments are known as heat mitigation or heat island mitigation solutions, with the intent that they reduce urban temperatures. This research presents an investigation on the impacts and effectiveness of urban heat mitigation techniques on improving the outdoor thermal conditions of downtown London, Ontario. The impact of increasing vegetated areas and applying higher albedo materials for road pavements is assessed with ENVI-Met software for current and future summer weather. Furthermore, investigations were conducted for current ...


Preparation Of Xylooligosaccharides From Sesame Meal With Prebiotic Properties, Mohammad Altamimi, Snigdha Guha, Robart Rastall 2021 Anajah University

Preparation Of Xylooligosaccharides From Sesame Meal With Prebiotic Properties, Mohammad Altamimi, Snigdha Guha, Robart Rastall

Hebron University Research Journal-A (Natural Sciences) - (مجلة جامعة الخليل للبحوث- أ (العلوم الطبيعيه

Defatted sesame meals were extracted for ethanol soluble sugars and the effects of different conditions for extraction were compared for the composition and yield of the extracts. Xylooligosaccharides (XOS) were generated from the hemicellulose fraction (following deproteinization) using endo-xylanase from Bacillus subtilis. The condition which produced the highest yield for total soluble sugars was 40% ethanol at 60 º C for 30 minutes for de-hulled (A) and hulled (B) sesame meal samples. Ultrasonication treatment of the samples had no significant benefit over water-bath. Sugar composition analysis of the samples showed the presence of glucose, arabinose, galactose and xylose with trace ...


Breeding Rootstocks For Fruit Trees In Palestine: Status And Prospective Toward Future Climate Change Scenarios, Rezq Basheer, Fatina Hawamdeh, abdul jalil Hamdan 2021 Hebron University

Breeding Rootstocks For Fruit Trees In Palestine: Status And Prospective Toward Future Climate Change Scenarios, Rezq Basheer, Fatina Hawamdeh, Abdul Jalil Hamdan

Hebron University Research Journal-A (Natural Sciences) - (مجلة جامعة الخليل للبحوث- أ (العلوم الطبيعيه

This review characterizes, identifies and presents remarks of breeding rootstocks in Palestine. It’s based upon a survey of the rootstocks that have been used along decades of breeding and grafting of local and introduced cultivars. All for acclimatization for hard conditions that confront fruit trees. It also proposes some expected promising rootstocks that might suit the climate change and whatever affected by it of biotic and abiotic stresses in the area. Obviously, this review discusses the advantages of the current confirmed rootstocks that are compatible with most of the species of the popular trees. It also pointed out to ...


The “East Side” Of Las Vegas: A Latinx Historical Framework, Nathalie Martinez 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The “East Side” Of Las Vegas: A Latinx Historical Framework, Nathalie Martinez

Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal

Spanish heritage speakers in the United States are a reflection of everchanging linguistic and sociolinguistic pressures that result in myriad varieties across generations. This paper provides a preliminary historical framework to fill this gap of linguistic knowledge in the Spanish-speaking community of Las Vegas, Nevada. The goals were two-fold: (1) highlight the largest Spanish-speaking communities in Las Vegas and (2) explore the significance of the East Side in the history of the Latinx population of Las Vegas. Through the analysis of oral histories and historical works, the investigation highlights the Mexican, Salvadoran, and Cuban populations of Las Vegas and their ...


Qualitative Review Of Educational Interventions For Improving Physical Activity Behaviors In Older Asian Americans In The United States, Raisa Kabir, Manoj Sharma, Sayeda Tazim Zaidi, Chia-Liang Dai 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Qualitative Review Of Educational Interventions For Improving Physical Activity Behaviors In Older Asian Americans In The United States, Raisa Kabir, Manoj Sharma, Sayeda Tazim Zaidi, Chia-Liang Dai

Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal

Physical activity (PA) provides numerous health benefits and minimizes chronic diseases and mental health issues, especially in older adults. The national survey data indicated that only 27.3% to 44.3% of older adults meet the recommended PA guidelines of 150 to 300 minutes/ week. There is limited data on PA behavior among older Asian American (AA) adults as very few to no local/national surveys have targeted these marginalized subgroups. This comprehensive review aims to identify existing PA intervention strategies and to update current knowledge on the effectiveness of these interventions to improve PA behavior among aging AA in ...


The Future Of The Live Entertainment Tax In Southern Nevada, Katie M. Gilbertson 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Future Of The Live Entertainment Tax In Southern Nevada, Katie M. Gilbertson

Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal

The Live Entertainment Tax (LET) in Nevada generated nearly one billion dollars during the 2019-2020 fiscal year. LET revenue all goes to the State General Fund, even though 97 percent of LET revenue is generated in Clark County. Nevada is experiencing an economic crisis, particularly in the tourism industry. Solutions from various fields suggest the best way to boost the local economy is to reinvest revenue in its original county. One policy solution Nevada policymakers should consider is to carve out a percentage of revenue generated by the LET to return directly back to Clark County to revitalize tourism.


Diabetes Mellitus Affects Working Memory, Dylone C. Braganza, Emmanuel Flores, Lauren A. Crew, Ryan A. Wirt, Andrew A. Ortiz, Adam M. McNeela, Jefferson W. Kinney, James M. Hyman 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Diabetes Mellitus Affects Working Memory, Dylone C. Braganza, Emmanuel Flores, Lauren A. Crew, Ryan A. Wirt, Andrew A. Ortiz, Adam M. Mcneela, Jefferson W. Kinney, James M. Hyman

Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) degrades the brain’s ability to remember, think, and carry out tasks. The exact cause is not known, but several risk factors have been identified, including diabetes mellitus (DM). DM causes elevated blood sugar levels due to reduced insulin production in the pancreas. The linkage between elevated glucose levels and the behavioral impairments are not fully understood, which was the focus of this study. Rats were trained to alternate directions in a maze to receive a reward on consecutive trials. After training, five rats were injected with streptozotocin (STZ), which induces hyperglycemia by injuring pancreatic beta ...


A Timeline Of Discovery And Current Research On Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma And Emergence Of Potentially Permanent Treatment Solutions, Yonosuke DeJesus, Guadalupe Moreno Ceballos 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Timeline Of Discovery And Current Research On Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma And Emergence Of Potentially Permanent Treatment Solutions, Yonosuke Dejesus, Guadalupe Moreno Ceballos

Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal

This research examines the timeline of the discovery and research of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG). By reviewing the literature on genetic and molecular mechanisms, we aim to emphasize a long-term treatment solution (iSTENT) to mitigate intraocular pressure (IOP) related to POAG etiology and disease progression. POAG is a multifactorial, autosomal dominant, adult-onset eye disease wherein the optic nerve cells become damaged due to a buildup of excess aqueous humor, resulting in increased IOP. Consequently, POAG leads to progressive loss of peripheral vision and is the leading cause of blindness in the US. Due to the multifactorial nature of glaucoma’s ...


Racial Profiling: Understanding The Practice Of Stop-And-Frisk In New York City, Lisa Ly 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Racial Profiling: Understanding The Practice Of Stop-And-Frisk In New York City, Lisa Ly

Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal

Racial profiling has become a prominent issue in modern policing today. Instead of being based on individual suspicion, racial profiling embodies a belief that people of color are continuously singled out by the police for scrutiny and harassment. Policies and procedures make the Black community vulnerable to police discrimination and racial profiling. Floyd et al. v. City of New York et al. (2013) declared that the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) practice of stop-and-frisk was racially profiling Black civilians. This study sought (1) to determine if the NYPD post-Floyd is still engaging in racial profiling towards Black civilians; and ...


The Topes De Collantes Sanatorium: A Look At The Global Sanatorium Movement, The Climate Cure Theory, And How Tuberculosis Influenced Modern Architecture, Alex Del Dago 2021 University of North Florida

The Topes De Collantes Sanatorium: A Look At The Global Sanatorium Movement, The Climate Cure Theory, And How Tuberculosis Influenced Modern Architecture, Alex Del Dago

PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas

The Topes de Collantes Sanatorium in Cuba was constructed during a time in medical history when it was commonly believed that a specific climate played a strong role in tuberculosis treatment. My research paper addresses how the so-called “Climate Cure” theory spread throughout the Western hemisphere and influenced the construction of sleek, modern tuberculosis sanatoriums. Previous research and scholarship have looked at major TB sanatoriums in Europe and the United States in depth, however, little has been looked at TB sanatoriums in smaller countries such as Cuba. I seek to fill in this gap of tuberculosis’ history by taking a ...


Smart Sprinkler System For Water Conservation, Rana A. Johar 2021 Effat University

Smart Sprinkler System For Water Conservation, Rana A. Johar

Effat Undergraduate Research Journal

One of the main problems facing modern cities is water scarcity. The increasing level of water wastage in the i r r igat ion system is an alarming problem. According to the 2030 vision, a reduction in water wastage is sought. This represents a strong motivation to create a simple device to achieve water efficiency. Home sprinkler water flow systems do not take into consideration the current state of the surroundings, which lead to high wastage of water. In this research paper, a conceptual smart travelling sprinkler composed of a water pump and a motion motor is proposed. The suggested ...


Traditional Domestic Architecture In Al-Baha Region, Renad M. Baabdullah 2021 Effat University

Traditional Domestic Architecture In Al-Baha Region, Renad M. Baabdullah

Effat Undergraduate Research Journal

Al-Baha region embraces rich area of inherited Saudi traditional architecture that is highly threatened of perishing, and poorly documented, including a UNESCO world heritage site at Zee Ain Village. In this research paper, different urban fabric patterns of Al-Baha’s villages, and building techniques of stone houses are explained and analyzed in relation to the thoroughly discussed contextual conditions. The research clarifies how the environmental and sociocultural context shapes traditional domestic units. Preliminary plans and digital models have been developed for case studies that required more precise interpretation; fulfilling the documentary goal, and the interpretive approach of the research.


Mélange De Motifs: Custom Pattern Designs Inspired By The Interiors, Architecture, And Gardens Of Vaux-Le-Vicomte, Jill Christine Harmon 2021 Utah State University

Mélange De Motifs: Custom Pattern Designs Inspired By The Interiors, Architecture, And Gardens Of Vaux-Le-Vicomte, Jill Christine Harmon

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

How can a historic precedent be successfully employed to inform modern design? History will always provide a degree of influence in contemporary design. In design, a historic precedent can be the backbone of a creative concept and stands as a relevant and informative aspect throughout the project. The precedent acts as a basis in developing designs with substance and meaning and is a fundamental practice in architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design. Delving into the history of Vaux-le-Vicomte, often referred to as Vaux, provided three relevant aspects which compose the historic precedent for this MFA project. First, the creative initiative ...


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