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Future Of The Library? Turning Conflicting Pressures Into Compelling Opportunities, Gerald Jay Schafer, Dugdale Strategy LLC, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Future Of The Library? Turning Conflicting Pressures Into Compelling Opportunities, Gerald Jay Schafer, Dugdale Strategy Llc, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham

Campus Planning Community and Conference Presentations

Many institutions are scrutinizing library space as a potential space bank in times of tight capital resources, while librarians are seeking ways to shift lesser-used collections into storage, create more user space, and improve services. Accomplishing these tasks at University of Massachusetts Amherst's Du Bois Library, a 26-story tower, posed a particular challenge. The library's master plan needed to explore compatible uses, partners for integrated services, and identify opportunities to repurpose space for university needs as well as the library's future vision.


The Role Of History: An Interview With Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Saundra Weddle, Marc J. Neveu 2011 Drury University

The Role Of History: An Interview With Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Saundra Weddle, Marc J. Neveu

Architecture

No abstract provided.


Crossing The Digital Divide Through Digital Dexterity, Mark Cabrinha 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Crossing The Digital Divide Through Digital Dexterity, Mark Cabrinha

Architecture

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Results Of Archaeogeophysical Surveying At The Great Friends Meeting House In Newport, Rhode Island, John M. Steinberg, Brian N. Damiata, John W. Schoenfelder, Kathryn A. Catlin, Christine Campbell 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Results Of Archaeogeophysical Surveying At The Great Friends Meeting House In Newport, Rhode Island, John M. Steinberg, Brian N. Damiata, John W. Schoenfelder, Kathryn A. Catlin, Christine Campbell

Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research Publications

Archaeogeophysical surveys were carried out in October 2010 over a 30 x 50 m grid that was established immediately to the north and west of the north end of the Great Friends Meeting House (GFMH) in Newport, RI. The surveys were conducted using a Geonics EM-38 RT ground conductivity meter and a Malå X3M Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system that was equipped with 500 and 800 MHz antennas. In addition, a resistance survey was performed over a much smaller central area using a Geoscan RM15 resistance meter. From this work three types of geophysical anomalies have been identified: those associated ...


Industrial Evolution: A Comparative Case Study Of The Transformation Fron Industry To Leisure In The Ports Of San Francisco And Oakland, California., Annie Fulton 2011 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Industrial Evolution: A Comparative Case Study Of The Transformation Fron Industry To Leisure In The Ports Of San Francisco And Oakland, California., Annie Fulton

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

This case study examined two waterfront sites on the San Francisco Bay – The Piers in San Francisco and Jack London Square in Oakland. The Piers, actually consisting of Piers 1 ½, 3 and 5, was formerly the point of entry for immigrants to the city and today is home to offices and restaurant space. Jack London Square, which covers four city blocks, is a project whose aim is to revitalize an industrial shipping port and warehousing district. Today, it is about halfway through its phased development schedule. Multiple techniques were used to investigate the process by which these two cities ...


¿Prevenir O Gobernar La Violencia?, Fernando Carrión Mena 2011 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

¿Prevenir O Gobernar La Violencia?, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Un fantasma se cierne sobre América Latina: el fantasma de la violencia. Contra este fantasma se han conjurado en santa unión todos los organismos de cooperación internacional, los gobiernos de nuestros países, los partidos políticos de todos los signos, los medios de comunicación y las sociedades victimizadas. Es un fantasma porque es la imagen de las personas muertas que, según dice, se les aparece permanentemente a los vivos; y se les aparece com percepción porque existe un aumento significativo de las tasas de homicidio, que en 25 años se han duplicado: se pasó de los 12 homicidios por cien mil ...


¿Prevenir O Gobernar La Violencia?, Fernando Carrión Mena 2011 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

¿Prevenir O Gobernar La Violencia?, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Un fantasma se cierne sobre América Latina: el fantasma de la violencia. Contra este fantasma se han conjurado en santa unión todos los organismos de cooperación internacional, los gobiernos de nuestros países, los partidos políticos de todos los signos, los medios de comunicación y las sociedades victimizadas. Es un fantasma porque es la imagen de las personas muertas que, según dice, se les aparece permanentemente a los vivos; y se les aparece com percepción porque existe un aumento significativo de las tasas de homicidio, que en 25 años se han duplicado: se pasó de los 12 homicidios por cien mil ...


Quito ¿Metrópoli Mundial?, Fernando Carrión Mena, Manuel Dammert G. 2011 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Quito ¿Metrópoli Mundial?, Fernando Carrión Mena, Manuel Dammert G.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Las ciudades no pueden existir por sí mismas; originalmente la relación con el campo fue su razón de ser y hoy en día es imposible comprenderlas –por la constitución de una ciudad en red– por fuera de su esencia relacional interurbana. Si la revolución industrial de mediados del siglo XIX generalizó la urbanización a nivel mundial, la globalización –sustentada en la revolución científica tecnológica en el ámbito de las comunicaciones– ha provocado que el vínculo y la articulación entre las ciudades del mundo sea un elemento constitutivo de su existencia. Por eso hoy el planeta es más interurbano que internacional ...


Violence Research In Latin America And The Caribbean: A Literature Review, Fernando Carrión Mena, Manuel Dammert Guardia 2011 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Violence Research In Latin America And The Caribbean: A Literature Review, Fernando Carrión Mena, Manuel Dammert Guardia

Fernando Carrión Mena

Latin America has long been a violence-prone continent. No other region of the world knows higher homicide rates nor has such a variety of violence. Political violence, guerilla movements and civil wars, bloody revolutions, brutal dictatorships, domestic violence, criminal violence, and youth violence are all well known throughout history. This article gives an overview of the historical development of violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, examining its specificities and changes. The focus is on the recent explosion of violence and crime since the 1980s. As a literature review, it summarizes the main findings of academic research on violence in ...


Relaciones Fronterizas: Encuentros Y Conflictos, Fernando Carrión Mena, Johanna Espín 2011 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Relaciones Fronterizas: Encuentros Y Conflictos, Fernando Carrión Mena, Johanna Espín

Fernando Carrión Mena

La inseguridad se ha convertido en uno de los temas más relevantes en las ciudades latinoamericanas, en parte debido al incremento de su magnitud, a las nuevas formas que asume y a los impactos sociales, económicos y ambientales que produce. Sin embargo, en las zonas de frontera, las cuales generalmente se encuentran alejadas de los centros urbanos principales, la situación tiene características aún más particulares y complejas. Ante esto, se hace necesario posicionar dicha problemática en el debate público, con la finalidad de conocer la realidad cotidiana de las poblaciones fronterizas, definir políticas públicas certeras y, además, reducir la distancia ...


Fútbol Y Violencia, Las Razones De Una Sin Razón, Fernando Carrión Mena 2011 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Fútbol Y Violencia, Las Razones De Una Sin Razón, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

El conflicto es consustancial al fútbol, porque encarna una disputa entre dos bandos que buscan la victoria por todos los medios a su alcance. Pero esta disputa no siempre es pacífica, tanto que el juego esta impregnado por la incorporación de los principios, categorías y lenguajes de la guerra. Allí la estrategia y la táctica como organizadores pacíficos del conflicto. El disparo de misiles, la existencia de bombazos, el cobro de tiros libres y la falta máxima de un penal. Un jugador potente es el Tanque Hurtado, si tiene un tiro fuerte será el Cañoncito Peñaherrera o si el defensa ...


Synagogues: Twentieth Century, Samuel Gruber 2011 Syracuse University

Synagogues: Twentieth Century, Samuel Gruber

Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

No abstract provided.


Arnold W. Brunner And The New Classical Synagogue In America, Samuel Gruber 2011 Syracuse University

Arnold W. Brunner And The New Classical Synagogue In America, Samuel Gruber

Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Arnold W. Brunner (1857–1925), Albert Kahn (1869–1942), and other Jewish architects played an important role in reviving the classical style for American synagogue design at the turn of the twentieth century, putting their stamp on American Jewish identity and American architecture. The American-born Brunner was the preferred architect of New York’s Jewish establishment from the 1880s until his death. He adopted the classical style with his third New York synagogue, Congregation Shearith Israel, dedicated in 1897, and then championed the style in his extensive public writing about synagogue design. The classical style was subsequently widely accepted nationally ...


Jewish Historic Sites And Monuments In Bulgaria (Part 1), Samuel Gruber 2011 Syracuse University

Jewish Historic Sites And Monuments In Bulgaria (Part 1), Samuel Gruber

Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

2011 published report of US Commission sponsored survey of Jewish synagogues, former synagogues and cemeteries in Bulgaria carried out in 2005 and 2006, with participation of members of the Jewish community of Bulgaria. The report PDF is in two parts.


Integrated Sustainable Roof Design, Lee Xia Sheng, Ati Rosemary Mohd Ariffin, Hazreena Hussein 2011 Taylor's University

Integrated Sustainable Roof Design, Lee Xia Sheng, Ati Rosemary Mohd Ariffin, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

‘Necessity is the mother of invention’…this proverb is very true with all great inventions that contribute to sustainable development. High density and steep land value have driven people to maximise liveable and productive spaces in urban settings. This include the reinvention of roofs’ functions extending from merely a protection from the elements to a platform housing sustainable building technologies such as green roof, rainwater harvesting and photovoltaic power generation. On one hand, researches or different sustainable technologies are competing for funding, resources, space and recognition. On the other hand, some of the green building rating criteria have immense influence ...


Energy Performance Of Three Residential College Buildings In University Of Malaya Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin, Nila Keumala Daud, Ati Rosemary Mohd Ariffin, Hazreena Hussein 2011 Universiti Malaya

Energy Performance Of Three Residential College Buildings In University Of Malaya Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin, Nila Keumala Daud, Ati Rosemary Mohd Ariffin, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

Three residential colleges located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were selected for energy performance analysis in regards to its implementation of bioclimatic design strategies. Specifically, passive design strategies on daylighting and natural ventilation were examined. In Malaysia, the residential college or hostel is a multi-residential building providing accommodation to university students. The three residential colleges in this study, namely C1, C2 and C3, were built in different years with different designs and forms, particularly with regards to enclosure and facade design, solar control devices, passive daylight concepts, and natural ventilation strategies. The building designs were carefully studied and an electric consumption ...


Manual For Working With Arcgis 10, Amy Hillier 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Manual For Working With Arcgis 10, Amy Hillier

Amy Hillier

No abstract provided.


Homelessness And Housing Exclusion In Europe: Challenges And Opportunities For Research And Policy, Dennis Culhane, Thomas Byrne 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Homelessness And Housing Exclusion In Europe: Challenges And Opportunities For Research And Policy, Dennis Culhane, Thomas Byrne

Dennis P. Culhane

The European Parliament recently passed a Written Declaration “calling for an ambitious EU homelessness strategy and support to Member States in their efforts towards ending homelessness” (FEANTSA, December 21, 2010). The Written Declaration comes on the heels of a consensus conference on homelessness held in Brussels, in which researchers from the European Observatory (some featured in this volume) made the moral and empirical case for urgent and strategic action by all member countries of the EU. This leadership has proven to be critically influential as the European Commission moves forward with its antipoverty goals for 2020. This timely volume will ...


The Patterns And Costs Of Services Use Among Homeless Families, Dennis Culhane, Jung Min Park, Stephen Metraux 2011 University of Pennsylvania

The Patterns And Costs Of Services Use Among Homeless Families, Dennis Culhane, Jung Min Park, Stephen Metraux

Dennis P. Culhane

This study examines families’ use of behavioral health hospitalization and foster care placement prior to, during and following shelter use, comparing families based on shelter pattern and type of housing exit. Results show that inpatient and foster care services use drops in the homelessness period, but rebounds following exit, regardless of pattern of shelter use, and type of housing exit. Results suggest that shelters supplant use of services, but not on a sustained basis. Despite declines in concurrent services use, the homelessness period is overall more costly for episodically and long-term shelter users, primarily owing to the high costs of ...


"Inks In The Islamic Manuscripts Of Northern Nigeria - Old Recipes, Modern Analysis And Medicine", Michaelle Biddle 2011 Wesleyan University

"Inks In The Islamic Manuscripts Of Northern Nigeria - Old Recipes, Modern Analysis And Medicine", Michaelle Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

This study is concerned with what specific materials are used in fabricating the inks used in the surviving, largely undated Northern Nigerian manuscripts written in Arabic script. These manuscripts belong to the West African tradition of Islamic culture and scholarship, of which Timbuktu, Mali, was a key center. The manuscripts themselves, and 4500 km of road travel throughout Northern Nigeria, suggest a local tradition of dye, ink and pigment fabrication rather than one derived from the Mediterranean and the Islamic heartlands. Technical materials analysis, recipes from ethno-cultural studies, and replicative experiments revealed a reliance on local plants and materials. Botanical ...


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