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Developing An E-Textbook For The Consumer And Family Sciences Class: Challenges And Rewards, Martha Coussement, Shannon F. Johnson, Ludwika Goodson 2017 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Developing An E-Textbook For The Consumer And Family Sciences Class: Challenges And Rewards, Martha Coussement, Shannon F. Johnson, Ludwika Goodson

Shannon F Johnson

This article describes the self-publishing journey, challenges and methods of development, impact, the value of a self-published e-textbook in tenure decisions, and recommendations. This journey led to the self-publishing of an e-textbook for iPad® delivery at a Midwest university for a course on electronic distribution and hotel management in the Consumer and Family Sciences curriculum. Factors leading to this decision included the context of the digital hospitality world, industry standards, technology use by students, lack of interest by major publishers, e-textbook and iPad learning research, and iPad technical and training support available to a cohort of faculty on campus.


Las Mejores Playas De Barcelona 2017, Claudia Plana Castillo 2017 Selected Works

Las Mejores Playas De Barcelona 2017, Claudia Plana Castillo

Claudia Plana Castillo

¿Qué mejor que disfrutar del sol y de las mejores playas de Barcelona para este verano? La ciudad condal ofrece muchísimas alternativas de ocio y gastronomía. Después de la playa prueba algunas tapas en un restaurante con encanto y finalmente termina con un baño refrescante y relajante en la piscina de la terraza de tu hotel con spa en Barcelona.


Shu To Host Cpa Tax School Sessions At Stamford Graduate Center In August, Danny A. Pannese 2017 Sacred Heart University

Shu To Host Cpa Tax School Sessions At Stamford Graduate Center In August, Danny A. Pannese

Danny Pannese

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world’s largest association representing the accounting profession, will conduct its 2017-18 “Tax School: Tax Staff Essentials” at Sacred Heart University’s Stamford campus in August.


Computer Adoption And Returns In Transition, Yemisi Kuku, Peter F. Orazem, Rajesh Singh 2017 Iowa State University

Computer Adoption And Returns In Transition, Yemisi Kuku, Peter F. Orazem, Rajesh Singh

Rajesh Singh

Across nine transition economies, it is the young, educated, English-speaking workers with the best access to local telecommunications infrastructures that work with computers. These workers earn about 25% more than do workers of comparable observable skills who do not use computers. Controlling for likely simultaneity between computer use at work and labor market earnings makes the apparent returns to computer use disappear. These results are corroborated using Russian longitudinal data on earnings and computer use on the job. High costs of computer use in transition economies suppress wages that firms can pay their workers who use computers.


A Discussion Of Social Protection And Private Insurance, Gary S. Fields 2017 Cornell University

A Discussion Of Social Protection And Private Insurance, Gary S. Fields

Gary S Fields

[Excerpt] This is a thoughtful and thought-provoking paper, informative and interesting. I learned a lot from reading this and have already passed it on to others. In my comments, I would like to do four things: highlight the major points and the rationale for them, raise a few quibbles, put forth some additional issues, and propose a possible resolution of a dilemma raised in the paper. But let us first try to be clear about what we are talking about. Professor Pestieau characterizes social insurance as being mandatory, universal, and redistributive. I would define it slightly differently: “Social insurance is ...


[Review Of The Book Employment And Development: A New Review Of Evidence, By David Turnham], Gary S. Fields 2017 Cornell University

[Review Of The Book Employment And Development: A New Review Of Evidence, By David Turnham], Gary S. Fields

Gary S Fields

[Excerpt] I first encountered David Turnham’s work after majoring in labor economics in undergraduate and graduate school and spending a year in Nairobi studying and modeling the labor market there. The atmosphere in Kenya was crackling with intellectual excitement: John Harris and Michael Todaro had just showed how the solution to urban unemployment might be rural development, George Johnson had demonstrated that earnings function analysis ‘worked’ despite doubts about the quality of developing country data and the applicability of developed country concepts, Dharam Ghai was developing the basic human needs approach to development, and Joe Stiglitz was formulating efficiency ...


Lifetime Migration In Colombia: Tests Of The Expected Income Hypothesis, Gary S. Fields 2017 Cornell University

Lifetime Migration In Colombia: Tests Of The Expected Income Hypothesis, Gary S. Fields

Gary S Fields

[Excerpt] People migrate and areas gain or lose population for a variety of reasons: differences in potential earnings, in job availability, in schooling opportunities, in quality of life, proximity to friends and relatives, and so on. The economic model of migration holds that the central factor determining individual migration decisions is the perceived opportunity to attain higher economic status. Area populations are expected to change differentially according to the economic opportunities offered. In empirical research in developed countries, economic factors have been shown to underlie most migration decisions. In developing countries, where the economic situation of the populace is far ...


Guerilla Knitting: An Emerging Approach To Organize A Museum Project, Kristina Ahmas, Niina J. Koivunen 2017 K.H. Renlund Museum

Guerilla Knitting: An Emerging Approach To Organize A Museum Project, Kristina Ahmas, Niina J. Koivunen

Organizational Aesthetics

Many studies have reported the beneficial influences of various artistic methods on organizational processes, culture, and learning. This paper connects to those findings by presenting an empirical case study of a situation in which a special form of handicraft, guerilla knitting or yarn bombing, was used in a museum organization to facilitate the planning and implementation of an exhibition project. The idea of knitting was suggested by one of the museum experts and accepted and facilitated by the museum manager. The emerging nature of guerilla knitting is of particular importance since most artistic methods are introduced by the management. The ...


Leading With Purpose, Thomas M. Feeney 2017 Safelite Group

Leading With Purpose, Thomas M. Feeney

Leadership Hour at Otterbein University

Tom Feeney became president and CEO of Safelite Group on July 1, 2008 and immediately introduced a new vision for Safelite supported by two core principles: “People First, Customer Delight,” which have since evolved to “People Powered, Customer Driven.” As a result, the company has doubled with plans to continue growth through a new “Nationally Powered, Locally Driven” approach.


Alumni Highlight: Jinseuk Lee, Simon Kim 2017 Cornell University

Alumni Highlight: Jinseuk Lee, Simon Kim

Cornell Real Estate Review

Jinseuk Lee is the chief representative for Brookfield’s Private Funds Group in Korea. He graduated from Cornell in 2006. He has handled notable transactions at Samsung Life Insurance and Liberty Street Asset Management.


Time Warp: Cinematic Pilgrimage To Lourdes And Santiago, Alison T. Smith 2017 Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina

Time Warp: Cinematic Pilgrimage To Lourdes And Santiago, Alison T. Smith

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Pilgrims experience time in ways that deviate from the norm. The pilgrim’s encounter with time can be disorienting due to environmental changes, physical hardships, and unexpected occurrences. Pilgrims may also feel an intense connection with the historical or personal past. This chapter will examine two films in which pilgrims experience dramatic shifts in the perception of time. Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a cinematic interpretation of Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoires by the same name. Bauby, the editor of Elle magazine, suffers a sudden stroke at the height of his career. Subsequent to the stroke ...


Pilgrimage In Leadership, Jane Cruz 2017 Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, California

Pilgrimage In Leadership, Jane Cruz

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Humans are universally drawn to the act of pilgrimage and current research informs us that the call to pilgrimage is increasing globally. In many cases pilgrimage is associated with religious ritual or a healing process. However, when pilgrimage is understood as archetypal behaviour, it becomes clear that an inner or outer pilgrimage can serve as a powerful metaphor for the development of transformational leaders. Exploring the works of important writers and researchers in pilgrimage, mythology, religion, history, psychology, philosophy, art and leadership development, this paper will demonstrate how the act of pilgrimage is a foundational symbol for leadership development. When ...


Pilgrimage Upside-Down: Kabir Ulatbansi Pilgrim, Vinod Verma 2017 University of Delhi

Pilgrimage Upside-Down: Kabir Ulatbansi Pilgrim, Vinod Verma

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Cultures in India, like cultures in other parts of the world, continue to surprise by their topsy-turvey existence in time, space and practices. The Nijamuddin Dargah in Delhi is one such example of composite cultures. To illustrate it further the Bhakti movements, a wave of the Nirgun/Sagun saint traditions in Indian medieval histories of literary cultures, is an appropriate example which represents a strong case of pilgrimages, alternative pilgrimages and pilgrims without pilgrimages. The poetry of the Alvars, Kabir, Malik Muhammad Jayasi, Tulsidas, Nanak, Raidas, Surdas, Mirabai, Dadu Dayal, Malukdas, Kamal, Sunderdas, Raskhan, Dhruvdas, Namdev, Lal Ded, Avvayyar and ...


Unlikely Pilgrim: The English Journey Of Zilpha Elaw, Margaret Cullen 2017 Ohio Northern University, USA

Unlikely Pilgrim: The English Journey Of Zilpha Elaw, Margaret Cullen

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Unlike Frederick Douglass and other abolitionists, African American Methodist preacher and fellow abolitionist Zilpha Elaw initiated her Atlantic crossing to England not as part of the anti-slavery initiative, but as a mission to bring authentic wisdom to English Christians whose pride, she asserted, corrupted real spirituality. When she met in London with the religious leaders who later lionised Douglass, they rejected her immediately. She, in turn, rebuked them for their arrogant assumptions of spiritual superiority. Like Douglass, though, Elaw’s wayfaring to England marked a turning point in her life. On her sacred venture, she became a critic of the ...


Journeying Home: Toward A Feminist Perspective On Pilgrimage, Lesley D. Harman 2017 King’s University College, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Journeying Home: Toward A Feminist Perspective On Pilgrimage, Lesley D. Harman

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The archetypal feminine has earthy, creative, visceral, emotional and spiritual connotations suggestive of women’s quest for home. I wish to explore the meaning of home within the landscapes of the sacred geography of the soul, invoking the sacredness of place, the meaning of place, and the emotion of place. Findings from a seven-year autoethnographical study of women journeying home to islands in the Thousand Islands, a border region located on the St. Lawrence River between Ontario Canada and upstate New York, demonstrate that these themes figure deeply in the life decisions made by the women studied. ‘The River’ is ...


Ritual Identity, Suzanne van der Beek 2017 Tilburg University, Netherlands

Ritual Identity, Suzanne Van Der Beek

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Rituals are often used as opportunities for self-reflection and identity construction. The Camino to Santiago de Compostela, which has become a singularly popular pilgrimage since the late 1980s, is an example of a ritual that is explicitly used to gain a deeper understanding of one’s identity through distancing oneself from daily life and creating a space of contemplation. Implicit in this function of rituals in general, and the pilgrimage to Santiago in particular, is the assumption that one is more authentic and closer to one’s true identity during the pilgrimage than one is in daily life. The ritual ...


Historical Perspectives Of Shifting Motives For Faith-Based Travel, Dane Munro 2017 Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture (ITTC), University of Malta

Historical Perspectives Of Shifting Motives For Faith-Based Travel, Dane Munro

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Throughout pre-history and history, millions of people of many religions and faiths have undertaken pilgrimages. Although ‘the quintessential form of religiously motivated travel is pilgrimage’, the meaning of the practice of pilgrimage has changed over the centuries (Dietz, 2005:27). There are also some consistent Leitmotifs and principles in religious travel. Participants of the New Religious Movements (NRM) travel to Neolithic and other prehistoric sites (such as Malta) for a spiritual experience at such sites, seeking to fulfil needs which the historic churches cannot or no longer can fulfil. (Rountree, 2002:475-496). Many NRMs are based on historical values, past ...


When Is A Journey Sacred? Exploring Twelve Properties Of The Sacred, Jasmine Goodnow, Kelly S. Bloom 2017 Western Washington University, USA

When Is A Journey Sacred? Exploring Twelve Properties Of The Sacred, Jasmine Goodnow, Kelly S. Bloom

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

One of the first definitive works on the concept of the sacred was Emile Durkheim’s 1912 work The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. In it, he defined the sacred in opposition to the profane. The next major work on the sacred was not until Mircea Eliade’s The Sacred and the Profane, in 1959. A review of the literature since that time reveals that the thinking on the sacred/profane dichotomy has changed little since these seminal writings. A useful tool for examining the sacred was created in 1989 when Belk, Wallendorf and Sherry explored the dichotomy as ...


Grit Or Grace: Packing For The Camino De Santiago, Megan Havard 2017 Augustana College in Rock Island, IL

Grit Or Grace: Packing For The Camino De Santiago, Megan Havard

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

As the director of a new collegiate study-abroad program that will invite students to complete a segment of a Christian pilgrimage across northern Spain, the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James), I am tasked with setting the expectations of students, parents and administrators, and with addressing the needs of student travellers. The present chapter analyses several genres of cultural artefacts that novice pilgrims, such as my students, are likely to encounter prior to departure: travel guidebooks and manuals, publications more generally about sacred journeys, pilgrimage memoirs and films. These texts help to frame the journey ahead as a pilgrimage ...


Introduction: Walking The World, Dane Munro, Lucinda Mary Carspecken, Ian S. McIntosh 2017 Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture (ITTC), University of Malta

Introduction: Walking The World, Dane Munro, Lucinda Mary Carspecken, Ian S. Mcintosh

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

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