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El Pretendido Efecto Retroactivo De La Condición Cumplida, Patricio Lazo Dec 2006

El Pretendido Efecto Retroactivo De La Condición Cumplida, Patricio Lazo

Patricio Lazo

The topic of this article is the study of Roman sources of law, to the extent that they determine whether the condition which has been fulfilled could have had, or no, a retroactive effect, since some of those sources answer “yes, there was such a retroactive effect”, while others simply deny it. In examining those texts, the author assumes the methodological premise according to which Roman jurists were used to review the cases as decided by earlier jurists, in order, either to confirm the old jurisprudence, or to establish new and varying solutions to the problems. In that perspective, the ...


Etudes Phytochmiques Des Feuilles De Rytigynia Canthioides (Benth.) Robyns (Rubiaceae), Une Plante Medicinale Et Alimentaire Du Bénininale Et Alimentaire Utilisee Au Benin, Tchibozo D. Agassounon, Toukourou Fatiou, Comlan De Souza, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Alfred S. Traore, Messanvi Gbeassor Dec 2006

Etudes Phytochmiques Des Feuilles De Rytigynia Canthioides (Benth.) Robyns (Rubiaceae), Une Plante Medicinale Et Alimentaire Du Bénininale Et Alimentaire Utilisee Au Benin, Tchibozo D. Agassounon, Toukourou Fatiou, Comlan De Souza, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Alfred S. Traore, Messanvi Gbeassor

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

Phytochemical studies carried out on the leaves of Rytigynia canthioides (Benth.) Robyns with regard to the content of organic and mineral substances and the presence of active principles have given satisfactory results. Our results revealed that Rytigynia canthioides contain proteins, lipids, sugar and polyphenols with the contents varying from 0.09 % to 20.75 %. The calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sodium contents are respectively equal to 4.08 % ; 6.57 % ; 3.88 % ; 0.6%. Only traces of iron and zinc are identified. The active principles screening has shown the presence of alkaloids, anthocyanes, flavonoids, traces of saponosids, tannins and polyphenols, triterpenes ...


2007 Tschochner Superiority Of Infectivity-Based Over Particle-Based Methods For Quantitation Of Drug Resistant Hiv-1 As Inocula For Cell Cultures.Pdf, M Tschochner Dec 2006

2007 Tschochner Superiority Of Infectivity-Based Over Particle-Based Methods For Quantitation Of Drug Resistant Hiv-1 As Inocula For Cell Cultures.Pdf, M Tschochner

Monika Tschochner

No abstract provided.


“The Rest Of The (Christmas) Story”, Scott R. Paeth Dec 2006

“The Rest Of The (Christmas) Story”, Scott R. Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

No abstract provided.


Modeling The Incubation Period Of Anthrax, Ron Brookmeyer, Elizabeth Johnson, Sarah Barry Dec 2006

Modeling The Incubation Period Of Anthrax, Ron Brookmeyer, Elizabeth Johnson, Sarah Barry

Ron Brookmeyer

Models of the incubation period of anthrax are important to public health planners because they can be used to predict the delay before outbreaks are detected, the size of an outbreak and the duration of time that persons should remain on antibiotics to prevent disease. The difficulty is that there is little direct data about the incubation period in humans. The objective of this paper is to develop and apply models for the incubation period of anthrax. Mechanistic models that account for the biology of spore clearance and germination are developed based on a competing risks formulation. The models predict ...


Fractional-Period Excitations In Continuum Periodic Systems, H E. Nistazakis, Mason A. Porter, Pg Kevrekidis, Dj Frantzeskakis, N Nicolin, Jk Chin Dec 2006

Fractional-Period Excitations In Continuum Periodic Systems, H E. Nistazakis, Mason A. Porter, Pg Kevrekidis, Dj Frantzeskakis, N Nicolin, Jk Chin

Panos Kevrekidis

We investigate the generation of fractional-period states in continuum periodic systems. As an example, we consider a Bose-Einstein condensate confined in an optical-lattice potential. We show that when the potential is turned on nonadiabatically, the system explores a number of transient states whose periodicity is a fraction of that of the lattice. We illustrate the origin of fractional-period states analytically by treating them as resonant states of a parametrically forced Duffing oscillator and discuss their transient nature and potential observability.


Coefficient Of Bohm Diffusion In Fully Ionized Plasma And Its Theoretical Proof, Ahmad Talaei, Reza Amrollahi Dec 2006

Coefficient Of Bohm Diffusion In Fully Ionized Plasma And Its Theoretical Proof, Ahmad Talaei, Reza Amrollahi

Ahmad Talaei

Unlike classical diffusion that scales inversely as the square of the magnetic field strength, it is quite usual that transport especially in laboratory plasma in not by classical mechanisms, instead it is a rapid diffusion and then loss of plasma particles across magnetic field lines that scales inversely with the magnetic field strength. In this work, by the simple set of single-fluid magnetohydrodynamic (mhd) equations applied for fully ionized plasma in steady state, the empirical bohm diffusion and time are extracted.


Cadherin-2 Participates In The Morphogenesis Of The Zebrafish Inner Ear, Sherry Babb-Clendenon, Yu-Chi Shen, Qin Liu, Katharyn E. Turner, M. Susan Mills, Greg W. Cook, Caroline A. Miller, Vincent H. Gattone Ii, Kate F. Barald, James A. Marrs Dec 2006

Cadherin-2 Participates In The Morphogenesis Of The Zebrafish Inner Ear, Sherry Babb-Clendenon, Yu-Chi Shen, Qin Liu, Katharyn E. Turner, M. Susan Mills, Greg W. Cook, Caroline A. Miller, Vincent H. Gattone Ii, Kate F. Barald, James A. Marrs

Qin Liu

Molecular mechanisms that control inner ear morphogenesis from the placode to the three-dimensional functional organ are not well understood. We hypothesize that cell-cell adhesion, mediated by cadherin molecules, contributes significantly to various stages of inner ear formation. Cadherin-2 (Cdh2) function during otic vesicle morphogenesis was investigated by examining morpholino antisense oligonucleotide knockdown and glass onion (glo) ( Cdh2 mutant) zebrafish embryos. Placode formation, vesicle cavitation and specification occurred normally, but morphogenesis of the otic vesicle was affected by Cdh2 deficiency: semicircular canals were reduced or absent. Phalloidin staining of the hair cell stereocillia demonstrated that cadherin-2 (cdh2) loss-of-function did not affect ...


A Note On Empirical Likelihood Inference Of Residual Life Regression, Ying Qing Chen, Yichuan Zhao Dec 2006

A Note On Empirical Likelihood Inference Of Residual Life Regression, Ying Qing Chen, Yichuan Zhao

Yichuan Zhao

Mean residual life function, or life expectancy, is an important function to characterize distribution of residual life. The proportional mean residual life model by Oakes and Dasu (1990) is a regression tool to study the association between life expectancy and its associated covariates. Although semiparametric inference procedures have been proposed in the literature, the accuracy of such procedures may be low when the censoring proportion is relatively large. In this paper, the semiparametric inference procedures are studied with an empirical likelihood ratio method. An empirical likelihood confidence region is constructed for the regression parameters. The proposed method is further compared ...


Yad Vashem And The Comprehensive History Of The Holocaust, Paul Royster Dec 2006

Yad Vashem And The Comprehensive History Of The Holocaust, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

Remarks delivered at the Henry and Gretl Wald Lecture, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 8, 2004, introducing Christopher R. Browning’s lecture on “The Origins of the Final Solution: The Fateful Months of September–October 1941.” The remarks outline the history of the publication project and concern the history and mission of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority. Includes recognition of the roles played by Estee Du-Nour, Bella Gutterman, Yehuda Bauer, and Renée Poznanski of Yad Vashem; Daniel J. J. Ross, then director of the University of Nebraska Press; Alan Steinweis, Doris Bergen, Peter Hayes, Susannah Heschel, and Michael ...


Why Study The Holocaust?, Paul Royster Dec 2006

Why Study The Holocaust?, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

In February 2003 the University of Nebraska Press announced a new series of books—The Comprehensive History of the Holocaust—to be co-published with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem. The series will contain 15 to 20 volumes representing the latest and best research by an international collection of scholars and historians, including Steven Bowman, Yitzhak Arad, Mosche Mosek, Lilliana Piccotto, Livia Rotkirchen, Wolf Grunner, Rene Poznansky, Jean Ancel, Yoav Gelber, and Christopher Browning. This series will, for the first time, present a complete authoritative history of oppression and mass-murder in Greece, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Rumania ...


Two Biographical Sketches Of Gabriel Furman, The Faust Club Of Brooklyn, William Gowans, Paul Royster (Transcriber & Depositor) Dec 2006

Two Biographical Sketches Of Gabriel Furman, The Faust Club Of Brooklyn, William Gowans, Paul Royster (Transcriber & Depositor)

Paul Royster

The following two biographical sketches of Gabriel Furman (1800–1854) appeared in the reprint edition of Notes, Geographical and Historical, Relating to the Town of Brooklyn, on Long-Island published in 1865 by the Faust Club of Brooklyn. The first is by the (unidentified) editor and compiler of that volume; the second is by the publisher and bookseller William Gowans. Gabriel Furman was a Brooklyn lawyer, judge, and state senator, and an eminent scholar, book collector, compiler, and antiquarian. He led an eccentric and solitary life, and died in poverty, the victim, some said, of an opium addiction. His published works ...


The Life And Surprising Adventures Of Mary Ann Talbot, In The Name Of John Taylor (1809), Mary Ann Talbot, Paul Royster (Transcribed And Edited By) Dec 2006

The Life And Surprising Adventures Of Mary Ann Talbot, In The Name Of John Taylor (1809), Mary Ann Talbot, Paul Royster (Transcribed And Edited By)

Paul Royster

"Comprehending an Account of her extraordinary Adventures in the Character of Foot-Boy, Drummer, Cabin-Boy, and Sailor. Also of her many very narrow Escapes in different Engagements, while in the Land and Sea Services, and of the Hardships which she suffered while under cure of the Wounds received in the Engagement under Lord Howe, June 1, 1794, &c. &c. &c." An important document in the history of cross-dressing, transvestism, male impersonators, and women soldiers, this autobiographical narrative tells the life story of an orphan girl who was trapped into service in the British army and navy (as well as on a ...


The Future Of Scholarly Communications, Paul Royster Dec 2006

The Future Of Scholarly Communications, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

I have seen the future arrive several different times and in a number of different settings. It arrives in the form of new technologies. Initial progress is slow, and accompanied by a certain amount of frustration. But new conveniences emerge, and they eventually change the most basic levels and details of how things get done. Continuity is key. You have to have a good strong sense of what you are trying to get done. If you don’t, the technology threatens to take over. You cannot direct it towards your own purposes and goals if it is not always clear ...


The Five Editions Of Old Mens Tears, Paul Royster Dec 2006

The Five Editions Of Old Mens Tears, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

Following are reproduced the title pages of the five printed editions of Joshua Scottow’s Old Mens Tears for Their Own Declensions. It is certainly unusual for such a work to have been reprinted so many times over such a long period, 1691–1769, and it must testify to the continuing appeal of the tract in New England. Scottow died in 1698, and so had no hand in any of the editions except the first. A multi-edition collation might yield a genetic tree, showing which editions derived from which others. Preliminary examination seems to suggest that the second and third ...


The Discovery, Settlement And Present State Of Kentucke (1784) : An Online Electronic Text Edition, John Filson, Paul Royster (Editor) Dec 2006

The Discovery, Settlement And Present State Of Kentucke (1784) : An Online Electronic Text Edition, John Filson, Paul Royster (Editor)

Paul Royster

This is an open-access electronic text edition of Filson’s seminal work on the early history of Kentucky, including the first published account of the life and adventures of Daniel Boone. Filson’s work was an unabashedly optimistic account of the western territory, where Filson had acquired large land claims, whose value he sought to enhance by the publication of this advertisement and incitement for further settlement. Scarcely two years after the violent and tragic British and Indian invasion of 1782, Filson portrayed Kentucky as a natural paradise, where peace, plenty, and security reigned. Of some significance is Filson’s ...


Samuel Danforth's Almanack Poems And Chronological Tables 1647-1649, Samuel Danforth, Paul Royster (Transcriber & Editor) Dec 2006

Samuel Danforth's Almanack Poems And Chronological Tables 1647-1649, Samuel Danforth, Paul Royster (Transcriber & Editor)

Paul Royster

Samuel Danforth’s poems from the Almanacks for 1647–1649 are some of the earliest examples of “secular” poetry published in New England. Danforth (1626–1674) was a fellow of Harvard College and an astronomer and mathematician as well as a poet. Although these were not the first almanacs printed in America (the first was by William Peirce, printed at Cambridge in 1639), they are the earliest surviving examples. Danforth’s first printed almanac, for the year 1646 (which survives only in one partial copy), contained no poetry; instead the foot of each month’s page held a running essay ...


Print-Formatted Pdfs (Serif Type): Template And Files, Paul Royster Dec 2006

Print-Formatted Pdfs (Serif Type): Template And Files, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

If you expect your document to be printed out to be read on paper, then use this template/format. It creates a two-page spread that looks like a xerox of a traditional scholarly journal article. The layout fits on a single screen (of 1024 x 768 pixels) at 75% magnification, with type that is marginally readable. The blank file and template both include design and typographic settings to accommodate common text elements: headings, subtitles, extracts, etc. The font is Palatino Linotype, set single-spaced. The basic text size is 11-point. It is a serif font, which suggests a more traditional approach ...


Melville’S Economy Of Language, Paul Royster Dec 2006

Melville’S Economy Of Language, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

This essay discusses two works by American writer Herman Melville: Moby-Dick (1851) and Pierre (1852), with emphasis on the uses of economic metaphors and on the issues of labor and alienation in the production of whale oil and of literature. Its argument is that Melville considered the mythology of American capitalism positively in the earlier work, and negatively in the later one. Moby-Dick explores the economic relations of the (capitalist) production of whale oil and converts them to metaphors for metaphysical truths. Pierre explores the economic relations involved in the production of literature and exposes the extent to which a ...


John Marr And Other Sailors: An Online Electronic ‘Facsimile’ Text Of The First Edition (1888), Herman Melville, Paul Royster (Editor & Depositor) Dec 2006

John Marr And Other Sailors: An Online Electronic ‘Facsimile’ Text Of The First Edition (1888), Herman Melville, Paul Royster (Editor & Depositor)

Paul Royster

John Marr and Other Sailors, Herman Melville’s penultimate published work, was printed by the De Vinne Press in 1888 in an edition of 25 copies. Presented here is an electronic text-based facsimile of the 1888 first edition, in PDF format. All line and page breaks from the original have been preserved, as have spelling, punctuation, capitalization, drop capitals, page numbers, and signature identification numbers. Ultimately, the Northwestern-Newberry edition will establish and make available the authoritative texts of these poems and prose pieces. Until such time, the texts here are offered for the use of researchers, scholars, and readers, who ...


Introducing Rita Mae Brown, Paul Royster Dec 2006

Introducing Rita Mae Brown, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

Remarks delivered at The Loft at The Mill, Lincoln, Nebraska, June 21, 2004, before a reading and talk by Rita Mae Brown, as part of the Nebraska Writers’ Conference. Includes thanks to sponsors, a commercial message for the University of Nebraska Press, and a recollection and interpretation of the novel RUBY FRUIT JUNGLE, its impact on a graduate student in American literature in New York City in the 1970s, its relation to Puritan spiritual autobiography, and its continuing call for the interrelationship of the personal and political in literature. Length = 850 words.


De Bestiis Marinis, Or, The Beasts Of The Sea (1751), Georg Wilhelm Steller, Walter Miller (Translator), Jennie Emerson Miller (Translator), Paul Royster (Transcriber And Editor) Dec 2006

De Bestiis Marinis, Or, The Beasts Of The Sea (1751), Georg Wilhelm Steller, Walter Miller (Translator), Jennie Emerson Miller (Translator), Paul Royster (Transcriber And Editor)

Paul Royster

Steller’s classic work, published in Latin in 1751 and in German in 1753, contains the only scientific description from life of the Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), as well as the first scientific descriptions of the fur seal or “sea bear” (Callorhinus ursinus), Steller’s sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus), and the sea otter (Enhydra lutris). Steller’s sea cow was a sirenian, or manatee, inhabiting the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. It was first discovered by Europeans in 1741 and rendered extinct by 1768. It was a 30-foot long, plant-eating aquatic mammal, weighing up to 12 tons ...


Daniel Denton (C.1626–1703), Paul Royster Dec 2006

Daniel Denton (C.1626–1703), Paul Royster

Paul Royster

Daniel Denton wrote and published A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF NEW-YORK: FORMERLY CALLED NEW-NETHERLANDS in London in 1670. The work was a promotional tract designed to encourage English settlement of territories lately seized from the Dutch. It is one of the earliest English accounts of the geography, climate, economy, and native inhabitants of the region that includes present-day New York City, Long Island, Staten Island, and New Jersey. The tract is perhaps most famous for its early statement of Manifest Destiny: how “a Divine Hand makes way for them [the English settlers] by removing or cutting off the Indians, either by ...


An Astronomical Description Of The Late Comet Or Blazing Star; As It Appeared In New-England In The 9th, 10th, 11th, And In The Beginning Of The 12th Moneth, 1664. Together With A Brief Theological Application Thereof. (1665) An Online Electronic Text Edition., Samuel Danforth, Paul Royster (Editor) Dec 2006

An Astronomical Description Of The Late Comet Or Blazing Star; As It Appeared In New-England In The 9th, 10th, 11th, And In The Beginning Of The 12th Moneth, 1664. Together With A Brief Theological Application Thereof. (1665) An Online Electronic Text Edition., Samuel Danforth, Paul Royster (Editor)

Paul Royster

Samuel Danforth’s 1665 book on his observations of the great comet of 1664 (C/1664 W1) was one of the first works of astronomy printed in America. Danforth’s explanations of the various phenomena show his currency with contemporary knowledge: that the comet was a celestial body more distant than the moon; that it was not on fire, but that its flaming tail represented the reflection of the sun’s rays off exhalations from the head; that the tail always pointed away from the sun; that its motion in its path was uniform; and that it reached its perigee ...


An Appreciation Of Ted Kooser, Paul Royster Dec 2006

An Appreciation Of Ted Kooser, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

A year before he was named U.S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser was honored by an event sponsored by the Friends of the University of Nebraska Press. These are remarks from that evening by Paul Royster, then director of the press. Included are introductions of speakers Suzanne Wise, Chuck Hassebrook, Charlie Tisdale, Laura Casari, Jonis Agee, and a telegram from Jim Harrison.


An Address On Success In Business (1867), Horace Greeley, Paul Royster (Depositor) Dec 2006

An Address On Success In Business (1867), Horace Greeley, Paul Royster (Depositor)

Paul Royster

Delivered before the Students of Packard's Bryant & Stratton New York Business College, November 11, 1867. "Young men, I would have you believe that success in life is within the reach of everyone who will truly and nobly seek it— that there is scope for all—that the universe is not bankrupt—that there is abundance of work for those who are wise enough to look for it where it is—and that, with sound morality and a careful adaptation of means to ends, there is in this land of ours larger opportunities, more just and well grounded hopes, than in any other land whereon the sun ever shone. There is work for all; and this great country, whereof we are citizens, is destined, in spite of her temporary embarrassments, to bound forward on a career of prosperous activity such as the world has not known. That you may be a part of that movement—that you may help to inspire it—is my hope; and I trust that the few hints I have given you tonight may be of some value in guiding you in the right course." Includes sketches or remarks on Stephen Girard, John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, A. T. Stewart, "Billy Gray ...


A Template For Book And Article Manuscripts, Paul Royster Dec 2006

A Template For Book And Article Manuscripts, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

If you are submitting your document to a publisher, then this template/format is recommended. It generates traditional manuscript-style pages for books or scholarly journal articles. The blank file and template both include design and typographic settings to accommodate common text elements: headings, subtitles, extracts, etc. The font is Courier New, 12-point, set on a 24-point line. All type is the same size. The design is “left aligned”— all titles, subtitles, headings, etc. are lined up on the left margin. Text paragraphs, titles, headings, references, and endnotes are not justified. A single blank line (12 points) is added between paragraphs.


A Celebration Of The Journals Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition, Paul Royster Dec 2006

A Celebration Of The Journals Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

Remarks at reception honoring Gary Moulton for the completion of the 13-volume edition, the publication of the 10-volume paperback edition, the publication of the one-volume compilation, and the inauguration of the online pilot project and website http://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu; at the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, February 28, 2003. Remarks include a publication history of the scholarly edition 1983-2003, and its importance to the fields of Western history, American literature, native American studies, geography, and the literature of discovery and exploration. Topics include funding, outreach, honors, participants, and the impact on the scholarly world and on ...


"Introduction" And "Notes" To 1845 Gowans Edition Of Daniel Denton's A Brief Description Of New-York (1670), Gabriel Furman, Daniel Denton, Paul Royster (Transcriber & Depositor) Dec 2006

"Introduction" And "Notes" To 1845 Gowans Edition Of Daniel Denton's A Brief Description Of New-York (1670), Gabriel Furman, Daniel Denton, Paul Royster (Transcriber & Depositor)

Paul Royster

Furman’s introduction and notes to Daniel Denton’s A Brief Description of New York (1670) are less an attempt to elucidate that original work than an occasion for disquisitions on a variety of subjects; not, however, without their own charm and intrinsic interest. Gabriel Furman (1800-1854) was a Brooklyn lawyer, justice, and state senator, as well as an antiquarian, collector, and lecturer. He published Notes, Geographical and Historical Relative to the Town of Brooklyn in 1824, and was a lifelong compiler of research, manuscripts, and documents, many of which were edited for publication after his death as Antiquities of ...


Song Slam 2006, Elisa Fraser Wilson Dec 2006

Song Slam 2006, Elisa Fraser Wilson

Elisa Fraser Wilson

Students from the Music Theatre Production Company presented a recital of operatic and music theatre pieces.