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Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/34 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Dec 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/34 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Factores de sesgo asociados a la validez de la evaluación docente universitaria: un modelo jerárquico lineal / Raziel Acevedo Álvarez [and] Nuria Mairena Rodríguez.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/33 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Dec 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/33 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Comparison of the enrollment percentages of magnet and non-magnet schools in a large urban school district / Emily Arcia.


Landscape Change In The South Prong Alafia River Basin, Kimberly Sarah Koenig Dec 2006

Landscape Change In The South Prong Alafia River Basin, Kimberly Sarah Koenig

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

West-central Florida has supplied much of the national and global demand for phosphate for over 100 years. The two main tributaries of the Alafia River, the North and South Prongs, have been extensively modified by the strip mining, benefaction, and chemical processing activities associated with the phosphate mining industry. Using aerial photos, an analysis of landscape change in the South Prong Alafia River drainage basin (357.4 km2) between 1940, 1970, and 2004 was conducted. A modified Florida Land Use, Land Cover, and Forms Classification System code (FLUCCS) was used to classify and measure change through the study period. Change ...


Editor's Intorduction, Herb Hirsch Dec 2006

Editor's Intorduction, Herb Hirsch

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

This is the third issue of Volume 1 of Genocide Studies and Prevention. It is the first non-topical or general issue and, therefore, contains articles covering a wide variety of topics. The lead article by Professor David Scheffer, formerly US ambassador at large for war crimes issues (1997–2001) and currently the Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University, is an exciting and interesting call for a new genre of human-rights law. Arguing that the term ‘‘genocide’’ has imposed limitations on action to protect human ...


Genocide And Atrocity Crimes, David Scheffer Dec 2006

Genocide And Atrocity Crimes, David Scheffer

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

The term ‘‘genocide’’ has been commonly used, particularly in political dialogue, to describe atrocities of great diversity, magnitude, and character. Yet the prospect of the term’s arising in policy making too often imposes an intimidating brake on effective responses. The political use of the term should be separated from its legal definition as a crime of individual responsibility. Governments and international organizations should be liberated to apply the term ‘‘genocide’’ more readily within a political context so as to publicly describe precursors of genocide and react rapidly either to prevent or to stop mass killings or other seeming acts ...


The Restless World Of Leonardo Alishan (March 1951–January 2005): A Burnt Offering On The Altar Of The Armenian Genocide, Rubina Peroomian Dec 2006

The Restless World Of Leonardo Alishan (March 1951–January 2005): A Burnt Offering On The Altar Of The Armenian Genocide, Rubina Peroomian

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

In his short career as a writer, poet, and literary critic, Leonardo Alishan left a rich literary legacy, a legacy that is not widely known. This article attempts to shed light on an important segment of his literary output: his creations in the genre of genocide literature. Alishan was a third-generation survivor of the Armenian Genocide, the inheritor of his grandmother’s devastating memories, living in the grip of the nightmare of the Catastrophe, never able to transcend it. The everpresent pain that dragged his grandmother from one mental hospital to another reverberated in his literary work, painting a microcosm ...


Labeling “Genocide” In Sudan: A Constructionist Analysis Of Darfur, William F.S. Miles Dec 2006

Labeling “Genocide” In Sudan: A Constructionist Analysis Of Darfur, William F.S. Miles

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

Labeling is critical for the framing, perception, and political implications of social problems, genocide being a critical but overlooked example. For half a century social-science theory has developed increasingly sophisticated paradigms for understanding the process by which problems are recognized and addressed: social constructionism, labeling theory, politico-linguistics, problem definition, and tipping points. Yet rarely have these theoretical frameworks been applied to genocide studies. When reconsidered in light of Sudan, these general frameworks validate the constructionist argument that the recognized severity of political problems—including government-organized or -sanctioned mass killings—is a function of the socio-linguistic processing and naming of them ...


Anti-Haitianism, Historical Memory, And The Potential For Genocidal Violence In The Dominican Republic, Edward Paulino Dec 2006

Anti-Haitianism, Historical Memory, And The Potential For Genocidal Violence In The Dominican Republic, Edward Paulino

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

Following the 2005 murder of a Dominican woman near the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Haitian communities were deported en masse and their homes violently ransacked by Dominican civilians seeking revenge. These violent expulsions were not only human-rights violations but part of a historic pattern of anti-Haitianism in the Dominican Republic that originated in the nineteenth century. This article calls attention to the possibility of genocidal violence in the Dominican Republic by examining the violent 2005 attacks on the Haitian community there. It suggests that an anti-Haitian legacy that includes the 1937 Haitian Massacre and the contemporary and ...


Deportation And Massacres In The Cipher Telegrams Of The Interior Ministry In The Prime Ministerial Archive (Başbakanlık Arşivi), Taner Akc¸Am Dec 2006

Deportation And Massacres In The Cipher Telegrams Of The Interior Ministry In The Prime Ministerial Archive (Başbakanlık Arşivi), Taner Akc¸Am

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

Despite attempts at cleansing the Ottoman archives, after the armistice of 1918, of material incriminating the Young Turk government in planning to annihilate the Armenians, the prime ministerial archive (Bas bakanl|k Ars ivi, or BOA) in Istanbul still contains invaluable documentation on the Armenian Genocide. Contrary to the common belief, which suggests that the Ottoman documents in the BOA were created solely in order to obscure the actions of the Ottoman government, the author argues that this archive contains information that runs completely counter to the official Turkish denial thesis and actually elucidates both the intent of Ottoman authorities ...


Book Review: Naomi Baumslag. Murderous Medicine: Nazi Doctors, Human Experimentation, And Typhus , Myma Goldenberg Dec 2006

Book Review: Naomi Baumslag. Murderous Medicine: Nazi Doctors, Human Experimentation, And Typhus , Myma Goldenberg

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

In Murderous Medicine: Nazi Doctors, Human Experimentation, and Typhus, Naomi Baumslag proposes an agenda for research on the connections among medicine, war, and genocide. Building on the groundbreaking work of Robert Jay Lifton, John J. Michalczyk, Howard Fertig, Arthur Caplan, Henry Friedlander, and others, Baumslag sets out to prove that the Nazis rewarded physicians who helped implement the Final Solution, specifically by encouraging the spread of typhus as a means of murdering Jews. By imposing and then neglecting deplorable conditions in the ghettos and camps, Baumslag argues, Nazi doctors ‘‘promoted typhus . . . because ‘natural death’ was cheaper than gassing’’ (57). Baumslag ...


Book Review: Samuel Totten, Ed. Teaching About Genocide: Issues, Approaches, And Resources , Samuel Totten Dec 2006

Book Review: Samuel Totten, Ed. Teaching About Genocide: Issues, Approaches, And Resources , Samuel Totten

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

There are only a few scholars writing about teaching genocide and the Holocaust, and Samuel Totten is truly one of the most prolific and most effective. His book Teaching about Genocide: Issues, Approaches, and Resources is the latest of a long list of publications for educators on the subject of genocide.


Book Review: Laurel Leff. Buried By The Times: The Holocaust And America's Most Important Newspaper, Janine Minkler Dec 2006

Book Review: Laurel Leff. Buried By The Times: The Holocaust And America's Most Important Newspaper, Janine Minkler

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

Why did the New York Times persistently bury news of the Holocaust? asks Laurel Leff in her dramatic historical account of ‘‘America’s most important newspaper.’’ Leff, associate professor at Northeastern University and former journalist for the Wall Street Journal and Miami Herald, examines the complex combination of forces that led the Times to relegate news of the Holocaust to secondary status. She also sustains an uncompromising critique of this period in New York Times history. ‘‘No American newspaper was better positioned to highlight the Holocaust than the Times, and no American newspaper so influenced public discourse by its failure ...


Author Biographies Dec 2006

Author Biographies

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

No abstract provided.


Errata Dec 2006

Errata

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

No abstract provided.


“Native Christians Massacred”: The Ottoman Genocide Of The Assyrians During World War I, Hannibal Travis Dec 2006

“Native Christians Massacred”: The Ottoman Genocide Of The Assyrians During World War I, Hannibal Travis

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

The Ottoman Empire’s widespread persecution of Assyrian civilians during World War I constituted a form of genocide, the present-day term for an attempt to destroy a national, ethnic, or religious group, in whole or in part. Ottoman soldiers and their Kurdish and Persian militia partners subjected hundreds of thousands of Assyrians to a deliberate and systematic campaign of massacre, torture, abduction, deportation, impoverishment, and cultural and ethnic destruction. Established principles of international law outlawed this war of extermination against Ottoman Christian civilians before it was embarked upon, and ample evidence of genocidal intent has surfaced in the form of ...


Full Issue 1.3 Dec 2006

Full Issue 1.3

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

No abstract provided.


Untangling The Jungle Of E-Journal Access Issues Using Crm Software, Carol Ann Borchert Dec 2006

Untangling The Jungle Of E-Journal Access Issues Using Crm Software, Carol Ann Borchert

Academic Resources Faculty and Staff Publications

Librarians have been struggling for years with the variety of issues arising while troubleshooting access to electronic journals. This article outlines the advantages and disadvantages of using a Customer Relations Management (CRM) software, originally designed for a call center, to communicate with patrons and track access issues. Utilizing the email software used by the Reference Department at the University of South Florida, we assign incidents, correspond with patrons and staff, write internal notes, maintain transactions, and pull statistics. Hopefully, library vendors will develop software oriented to the needs of libraries to assist in managing access problems for e-journals.


The Impact Of Grey Literature In Advancing Global Karst Research, Todd A. Chavez, Anna Perrault, Pete Reehling, Courtney Crummit Dec 2006

The Impact Of Grey Literature In Advancing Global Karst Research, Todd A. Chavez, Anna Perrault, Pete Reehling, Courtney Crummit

Academic Resources Faculty and Staff Publications

This presentation presents the findings of a survey of karst researchers from around the globe. The data suggests that karst research is heavily dependent on access to grey literature, yet formal efforts to organize for access and to preserve this important information is weak.


Modeling Bus Priority Using Intermodal Dynamic Network Assignment-Simulation Methodology, Khaled F. Abdelghany, Ahmed F. Abdelghany, Hani S. Mahmassani, Akmal S. Abdelfatah Dec 2006

Modeling Bus Priority Using Intermodal Dynamic Network Assignment-Simulation Methodology, Khaled F. Abdelghany, Ahmed F. Abdelghany, Hani S. Mahmassani, Akmal S. Abdelfatah

Journal of Public Transportation

This article presents a modeling framework that represents bus priority at signalized intersections in the context of its potential network-level and intermodal effects. The model incorporates bus priority within an intermodal dynamic traffic assignmentsimulation model. It dynamically assigns travelers to different modes and routes in the network according to prevailing traffic conditions, which result from applying a certain network control/bus priority scheme. The model considers changes in traffic conditions as a result of (1) drivers’ route choice adjustments due to changes in traffic signals settings and (2) modal shifts by travelers to take advantage of improved transit service. Three ...


Slugging In Houston — Casual Carpool Passenger Characteristics, Mark W. Burris, Justin R. Winn Dec 2006

Slugging In Houston — Casual Carpool Passenger Characteristics, Mark W. Burris, Justin R. Winn

Journal of Public Transportation

In the last 30 years, determined travelers have developed a new method of travel that offers the benefits of traveling on an HOV lane without forming traditional carpools. Casual carpools, also known as “slugging,” are impromptu carpools formed among strangers to meet the occupancy requirements of HOV lanes. In this research, survey respondent data from Houston, Texas, were used to examine casual carpool passengers. Results of the analyses revealed that being on a commute trip, making more trips per week, being between the ages of 25 and 34, and having professional/managerial or administrative/clerical occupations all increased the likelihood ...


Office Development, Rail Transit, And Commuting Choices, Robert Cervero Dec 2006

Office Development, Rail Transit, And Commuting Choices, Robert Cervero

Journal of Public Transportation

Decentralized employment growth has cut into transit ridership across the United States. In California, about 20 percent of those working in office buildings near rail stations regularly commute by transit, nearly three times transit’s modal share among those working away from rail stations. Mode choice models reveal that office workers are most likely to rail-commute if frequent feeder bus services are available, their employers help cover the cost of taking transit, and parking is in short supply. Factors like trip-chaining and the absence of restaurants and retail shops near suburban offices, however, deter transit-commuting. Policy-makers can promote transit-commuting to ...


Predicting The Impact Of Demand- And Supply-Side Measures On Bus Ridership In Putrajaya, Malaysia, Nor Ghani Md. Nor, Abd Rahim Md. Nor, Ahmad Zainuddin Abdullah Dec 2006

Predicting The Impact Of Demand- And Supply-Side Measures On Bus Ridership In Putrajaya, Malaysia, Nor Ghani Md. Nor, Abd Rahim Md. Nor, Ahmad Zainuddin Abdullah

Journal of Public Transportation

Putrajaya is a unique Malaysian city from a transport policy perspective because of its explicit goal to achieve a 70 percent share of public transport to its core precincts.A study was recently commissioned with the aim of quantifying travelers’ responses to policy measures to ensure effective strategy formulation. This article describes and discusses the methods, results, and policy implications of the study. Econometric estimation results show that improvement in public transport alone is incapable of inducing sufficient modal shift to achieve the goal of a 70:30 split between public and private transport. Although service quality positively influences ridership ...


Smart Bicycles In An Urban Area: Evaluation Of A Pilot Scheme In London, Robert B. Noland, Muhammad M. Ishaque Dec 2006

Smart Bicycles In An Urban Area: Evaluation Of A Pilot Scheme In London, Robert B. Noland, Muhammad M. Ishaque

Journal of Public Transportation

Automated or smart bicycle systems are seen as a way to enhance mobility and provide a convenient access and egress mode for public transport. This article summarizes an evaluation of a pilot system that was introduced in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in August 2004. Underground and commuter rail stations, as well as a heavily-used bus network, serve this densely populated area of London. A survey of users was conducted and data were collected from actual use of the system. Analysis of these data provided some insights into the capabilities of these types of systems to enhance existing ...


Development, Evaluation, And Selection Of Advanced Transit Signal Priority Concept Directions, Amer Shalaby, Jinwoo Lee, John Greenough, Stanley Hung, Michael D. Bowie Dec 2006

Development, Evaluation, And Selection Of Advanced Transit Signal Priority Concept Directions, Amer Shalaby, Jinwoo Lee, John Greenough, Stanley Hung, Michael D. Bowie

Journal of Public Transportation

This article presents a process to define the framework for an advanced Transit Signal Priority (TSP) algorithm. For this study, traffic and transit agencies from a broad range of municipalities in Ontario, Canada, provided their views and expertise on various TSP-related issues, including practical needs, design implementation, performance measures, and challenges in developing effective TSP control systems. Based on their inputs as well as the objectives of the project, a set of TSP control concept directions was developed that are characterized with different methodologies and technologies. A listing of selection criteria was also established to evaluate the proposed TSP concept ...


Full Issue 9(5) Dec 2006

Full Issue 9(5)

Journal of Public Transportation

No abstract provided.


Tectonic Control Of Subsidence And Southward Displacement Of Southeast Louisiana With Respect To Stable North America, Roy K. Dokka, Giovanni F. Sella, Timothy H. Dixon Dec 2006

Tectonic Control Of Subsidence And Southward Displacement Of Southeast Louisiana With Respect To Stable North America, Roy K. Dokka, Giovanni F. Sella, Timothy H. Dixon

School of Geosciences Faculty and Staff Publications

GPS data collected between 1995 and 2006 suggest that southeast Louisiana, including New Orleans and the larger Mississippi Delta, are both subsiding vertically and moving southward with respect to stable North America. Both motions are likely related due to their common tectonic setting. Subsidence in the New Orleans area occurs in part because it is located in the hanging wall of a large listric normal fault system that forms the northern boundary of a 7–10 km thick allochthon that is detached from stable North America. Southward motion of this allochthon relative to stable North America occurs at 2.2 ...


Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/32 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Nov 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/32 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Escuela en el mundo campesino quechua : tensiones socioculturales entre modos de socialización de conocimientos / Jaime Zambrana Vargas.


Suppression Of Spontaneous Genome Rearrangements In Yeast Dna Helicase Mutants, Kristina H. Schmidt, Richard D. Kolodner Nov 2006

Suppression Of Spontaneous Genome Rearrangements In Yeast Dna Helicase Mutants, Kristina H. Schmidt, Richard D. Kolodner

Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology Faculty Publications

Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants lacking two of the three DNA helicases Sgs1, Srs2, and Rrm3 exhibit slow growth that is suppressed by disrupting homologous recombination. Cells lacking Sgs1 and Rrm3 accumulate gross-chromosomal rearrangements (GCRs) that are suppressed by the DNA damage checkpoint and by homologous recombination-defective mutations. In contrast, rrm3, srs2, and srs2 rrm3 mutants have wild-type GCR rates. GCR types in helicase double mutants include telomere additions, translocations, and broken DNAs healed by a complex process of hairpin-mediated inversion. Spontaneous activation of the RadS3 checkpoint kinase in the rrm3 mutant depends on the Mec3/Rad24 DNA damage sensors and results ...


Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/30 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Nov 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/30 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Relationships between high-stakes testing policies and student achievement after controlling for demographic factors in aggregated data / Gregory J. Marchant, Sharon E. Paulson [and] Adam Shunk.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/31 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Nov 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/31 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

No More Aggregate NAEP Studies? / Sherman Dorn.