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05/26/2006 - Special Education Awards.Pdf, University Marketing And Communications May 2006

05/26/2006 - Special Education Awards.Pdf, University Marketing And Communications

2006

No abstract provided.


05/26/2006 - Taylor Named Distinguished Graduate Student.Pdf, University Marketing And Communications May 2006

05/26/2006 - Taylor Named Distinguished Graduate Student.Pdf, University Marketing And Communications

2006

No abstract provided.


05/26/2006 - Yakey Receives Downing Scholarship.Pdf, University Marketing And Communications May 2006

05/26/2006 - Yakey Receives Downing Scholarship.Pdf, University Marketing And Communications

2006

No abstract provided.


Executive Aggrandizement In Foreign Affairs Lawmaking, Michael P. Van Alstine May 2006

Executive Aggrandizement In Foreign Affairs Lawmaking, Michael P. Van Alstine

Faculty Scholarship

This article analyzes the power of the President to create federal law on the foundation of the executive’s status as the constitutional representative of the United States in foreign affairs. Executive branch advocates have claimed such a power throughout constitutional history. Recent events also have revived this constitutional controversy with particular vigor. In specific, President Bush recently issued a surprise “Determination” which asserted that the implied executive powers of Article II of the Constitution permit the President to enforce in domestic law the obligations owed to foreign states under international law.

The article first sets the legal and factual ...


Parents' Perceptions On The Quality Of Information Given By Professionals Regarding Their Deaf Children, Charles Phillips May 2006

Parents' Perceptions On The Quality Of Information Given By Professionals Regarding Their Deaf Children, Charles Phillips

Theses

Many deaf children have delayed language development that would greatly affect their future academic success (Marschark, Lang, & Albertini, 2002). Information given by professionals to parents could be a significant factor in overcoming this delay. To assess the quality of this information six parents of deaf children in the Rochester NY area, three deaf parents and three hearing parents were selected to participate in an interview and survey. After the data was examined, it was found that the majority of the parents in this study felt that the information they received from professionals concerning their child's language development was adequate ...


Interview No. 1317, Luz María Sosa May 2006

Interview No. 1317, Luz María Sosa

Combined Interviews

Mrs. Sosa briefly recalls her family and childhood; she remembers hearing stories about her father working in the United States; she recalls that when her father first heard about the bracero program he rode his horse to the neighboring town to invite and encourage other men to enlist; she briefly details the process, including lists of eligible workers and modes of transportation to and from the center; her father travelled by bus to the processing center in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico; Mrs. Sosa states that many of the men went without eating so as not to lose their place in line ...


Um Seminar To Address Right To A Clean And Healthful Environment, University Of Montana--Missoula. Office Of University Relations May 2006

Um Seminar To Address Right To A Clean And Healthful Environment, University Of Montana--Missoula. Office Of University Relations

University of Montana News Releases

No abstract provided.


Learn Carpentry Skills At Cot This Summer, University Of Montana--Missoula. Office Of University Relations May 2006

Learn Carpentry Skills At Cot This Summer, University Of Montana--Missoula. Office Of University Relations

University of Montana News Releases

No abstract provided.


Cal Poly Graduates Place Third At International Ideas Competition, Public Affairs Office May 2006

Cal Poly Graduates Place Third At International Ideas Competition, Public Affairs Office

Press Releases

No abstract provided.


Performing Arts Center Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary This Fall, Public Affairs Office May 2006

Performing Arts Center Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary This Fall, Public Affairs Office

Press Releases

No abstract provided.


Conceptualizing And Measuring The Self In Chronic Illness And Its Relationship To Adjustment, Jessica Marie Morea May 2006

Conceptualizing And Measuring The Self In Chronic Illness And Its Relationship To Adjustment, Jessica Marie Morea

Dissertations and Theses

This research sought to clarify the role of the self in chronic illness by developing and evaluating several new constructs, which intend to describe the extent to which illness permeates the self-concept. Following the works of Lewin and Asch, the concepts of central and peripheral regions of the self were elaborated to describe the state of illness within the self, termed "illness self-concept".

Three subsidiary constructs were introduced to further depict illness self-concept: directionality, pervasiveness, and illness self-consciousness. Directionality refers to whether illness drives the self or self drives illness. Pervasiveness refers to whether illness affects many or few regions ...


Mustang Daily, May 26, 2006 May 2006

Mustang Daily, May 26, 2006

Cal Poly Student Newspaper

Student newspaper of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.


Why Tell The Truth When A Lie Will Do?: Re-Creations And Resistance In The Self-Authored Life Writing Of Five American Women Fiction Writers, Piper Gian Huguley May 2006

Why Tell The Truth When A Lie Will Do?: Re-Creations And Resistance In The Self-Authored Life Writing Of Five American Women Fiction Writers, Piper Gian Huguley

English Dissertations

As women began to establish themselves in the United States workforce in the first half of the twentieth century, one especial group of career women, women writers, began to use the space of their self-authored life writing narratives to inscribe their own understanding of themselves. Roundly criticized for not adhering to conventional autobiographical standards, these women writers used purposeful political strategies of resistance to craft self-authored life writing works that varied widely from the genre of autobiography. Rather than employ the usual ways critiquing autobiographical texts, I explore a deeper understanding of what these prescient women sought to do. Through ...


An Ecological Momentary Assessment Of Retrospective Memory Accuracy In Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Andrew T. Gloster May 2006

An Ecological Momentary Assessment Of Retrospective Memory Accuracy In Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Andrew T. Gloster

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Numerous studies have demonstrated the pervasiveness of inaccuracies in patients’ retrospective recall of their symptoms (e.g., Stone, Broderick, Shiffman, & Schwartz, 2004). Assessment methods that rely heavily on retrospective recall may lead to faulty clinical inferences should a patient’s recall be biased or inaccurate. Despite lingering concerns about the accuracy of retrospective recall in a variety of clinical and nonclinical populations, investigators have not studied individuals diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This is troubling given findings from laboratory studies that OCD patients may have deficits in episodic memory (Muller & Roberts, 2005). This study investigated memory accuracy in OCD patients ...


Spatial And Temporal Patterns Of Feeding And Food In Three Species Of Mellitid Sand Dollars, Susan Elizabeth Hilber May 2006

Spatial And Temporal Patterns Of Feeding And Food In Three Species Of Mellitid Sand Dollars, Susan Elizabeth Hilber

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Sand dollars are abundant and conspicuous macroinvertebrates in sandy habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. They ingest sediment and associated organisms. Given their high abundances, size, and deposit feeding, they likely are the most important consumer coupling primary productivity with the rest of the food chain in these habitats. Moreover, sand dollars bioturbate sediments and affect species diversity and community structure.

Three species of sand dollars in the family Mellitidae,

Mellita tenuis, Encope michelini and Encope aberrans, were studied off the West Coast of Florida. Food and feeding of these sand dollar species were studied to understand their relationship to ...


Ua1b2/1/6 Oral History, Paula Trafton, Gertrude Bale May 2006

Ua1b2/1/6 Oral History, Paula Trafton, Gertrude Bale

WKU Archives Records

Interview conducted by Paula Trafton with Gertrude Bale, retired music education teacher.


Semantic Empowerment Of Health Care And Life Science Applications, Amit P. Sheth May 2006

Semantic Empowerment Of Health Care And Life Science Applications, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

No abstract provided.


Development And Comparison Of Highly Directional Loudspeakers, Gordon Robert Dix May 2006

Development And Comparison Of Highly Directional Loudspeakers, Gordon Robert Dix

All Theses and Dissertations

Highly directive loudspeakers have long been important tools for sound system designers, experimental acousticians, and many other professionals in the audio industry. They allow sound engineers to more easily manipulate the radiation pattern of their loudspeakers to accommodate the purpose of the venue. Many commercially available products, while exhibiting good directivity at mid and high frequencies, generally lack control in the low frequency range. A new method for controlling the radiation pattern of a loudspeaker at low frequencies has been developed and modeled extensively. Prototypes have been built and tested in an anechoic chamber. Results from computer modeling and experimental ...


Direct Search For Dirac Magnetic Monopoles In Pp̅ Collisions At P√S = 1:96 Tev, A. Abulencia, Kenneth A. Bloom, Cdf Collaboration May 2006

Direct Search For Dirac Magnetic Monopoles In Pp̅ Collisions At P√S = 1:96 Tev, A. Abulencia, Kenneth A. Bloom, Cdf Collaboration

Kenneth Bloom Publications

We search for pair-produced Dirac magnetic monopoles in 35:7 pb-1 of proton-antiproton collisions at √s = 1:96 TeV with the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). We find no monopole candidates corresponding to a 95% confidence-level cross-section limit σ c2. Assuming a Drell-Yan pair-production mechanism, we set a mass limit m>360 GeV/c2.


Measurement Of Bottom-Quark Hadron Masses In Exclusive J/Ψ Decays With The Cdf Detector, Darin Acosta, Kenneth A. Bloom, Cdf Collaboration May 2006

Measurement Of Bottom-Quark Hadron Masses In Exclusive J/Ψ Decays With The Cdf Detector, Darin Acosta, Kenneth A. Bloom, Cdf Collaboration

Kenneth Bloom Publications

We measure the masses of b hadrons in exclusively reconstructed final states containing a J/ ψ →μ-μ+ decay using 220 pb-1 of data collected by the CDF II experiment. We find: m(B+) = 5279.10 ± 0.41(stat.) ± 0.36(sys.) MeV/c2, m(B0) ± 5279.63 ± 0.53(stat.) ± 0.33(sys.) MeV/c2, m(Bs0) = 5366.01 ± 0.73(stat.) ± 0.33(sys.) MeV/c2, mb0) = 5619.7 ± 1.2(stat.) ± 1.2(sys.) MeV/c2, m( B+)-m( B0) =-0.53 ± 0.67(stat ...


Measurement Of The Tt̅ Production Cross Section In Pp̅ Collisions At √S = 1.96 Tev Using MissingET+ Jets Events With Secondary Vertex B Tagging, A. Abulencia, Kenneth A. Bloom, Cdf Collaboration May 2006

Measurement Of The Tt̅ Production Cross Section In Pp̅ Collisions At √S = 1.96 Tev Using MissingET+ Jets Events With Secondary Vertex B Tagging, A. Abulencia, Kenneth A. Bloom, Cdf Collaboration

Kenneth Bloom Publications

We present a measurement of the tt̅ production cross section in pp̅ collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV which uses events with an inclusive signature of significant missing transverse energy and jets. This is the first measurement which makes no explicit lepton identification requirements, so that sensitivity to W → τν decays is maintained. Heavy flavor jets from top quark decay are identified with a secondary vertex tagging algorithm. From 311 pb-1 of data collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab, we measure a production cross section of 5.8 ±1.2(stat) -0.7+0.9(syst) pb for ...


Dynamics Of Ferroelectric Domain Growth In The Field Of Atomic Force Microscope, A. Agronin, M. Molotskii, Y. Rosenwaks, G. Rosenman, B. J. Rodriguez, A. I. Kingon, Alexei Gruverman May 2006

Dynamics Of Ferroelectric Domain Growth In The Field Of Atomic Force Microscope, A. Agronin, M. Molotskii, Y. Rosenwaks, G. Rosenman, B. J. Rodriguez, A. I. Kingon, Alexei Gruverman

Alexei Gruverman Publications

Application of very high voltage to atomic force microscope tip leads to the growth of narrow, string-like domains in some ferroelectrics, a phenomenon that was named “ferroelectric domain breakdown.” In this work the dynamics of domain breakdown have been studied experimentally and theoretically in stoichiometric lithium niobate (LN). The theory has been found to be in a good agreement with the measured domain radius temporal dependence. Dynamics of domain growth has also been studied in ultrathin LN crystals, where the domain breakdown phenomenon does not take place. It is also shown that domain formation processes occurring in bulk and ultrathin ...


The Role Of Autoinducer-2 In Escherichia Coli Biofilm Formation And The Discovery Of A Plant-Derived Quorum Sensing Inhibitor, Chen Niu May 2006

The Role Of Autoinducer-2 In Escherichia Coli Biofilm Formation And The Discovery Of A Plant-Derived Quorum Sensing Inhibitor, Chen Niu

Biology Dissertations

The objectives of this work are: 1) to determine whether plant essential oil components influence the ability of Escherichia coli and several Pseudomonas species to form biofilms, and inhibit bacterial quorum sensing; 2) to understand the role of autoinducer-2 (AI-2) in biofilm formation by E. coli W3110. The biofilm formation assays determined that cinnamon, cassia and citronella oils differentially affected growth-normalized biofilm formation by E. coli. Cinnamaldehyde (CA) also inhibited the swimming motility of E. coli. Subinhibitory concentrations of CA were effective at inhibiting two types of acyl homoserine lactone (HSL) mediated quorum sensing (QS), and also AI-2 mediated QS ...


Immunoglobulins And Immunoglobulin Fc Receptors In Nonhuman Primates Commonly Used In Biomedical Research, Kenneth Alton Rogers May 2006

Immunoglobulins And Immunoglobulin Fc Receptors In Nonhuman Primates Commonly Used In Biomedical Research, Kenneth Alton Rogers

Biology Dissertations

Antibodies neutralize and eliminate pathogens, malignancies, and toxins by acting either alone or in association with Fc receptors which, once engaged, activate the elimination mechanisms of phagocytic cells. Based on structural differences, antibodies are divided into functionally distinct classes (IgM, IgD, IgG, IgE and IgA). Structure-function relationships within these classes are not well characterized. In addition, animal models for the assessment of potential therapeutic strategies for the modulation of the interaction between antibodies and Fc receptors are not established. Nonhuman primates are widely used to model human diseases and, represent excellent in vivo systems for this assessment. Therefore, we have ...


Social Status-Dependent Changes In Behavior And Neurogenesis In The Crayfish Procambarus Clarkii, Cha-Kyong Song May 2006

Social Status-Dependent Changes In Behavior And Neurogenesis In The Crayfish Procambarus Clarkii, Cha-Kyong Song

Biology Dissertations

Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) form dominance hierarchies, which are patterns of repeated fights with expected outcomes of winner and loser. Establishment of hierarchies allows dominants the first access to limited resources over subordinates, and leads to behavioral and cellular changes corresponding to the social status. Here, the animals¡¯ responses to an unexpected unilateral touch, a non-social stimulus, were examined with respect to their social status and to their social context. Isolates oriented to the stimulus source with raised claws and elevated posture. Dominants also oriented to the stimulus both when tested alone and in the presence of a subordinate. Subordinates oriented ...


Source And Transport Of Terrigenous Organic Matter In The Upper Yukon River: Evidence From Isotope (Delta C-13, Delta C-14, And Delta N-15) Composition Of Dissolved, Colloidal, And Particulate Phases, Laodong Guo, Robie W. Macdonald May 2006

Source And Transport Of Terrigenous Organic Matter In The Upper Yukon River: Evidence From Isotope (Delta C-13, Delta C-14, And Delta N-15) Composition Of Dissolved, Colloidal, And Particulate Phases, Laodong Guo, Robie W. Macdonald

Faculty Publications

Natural organic matter was collected from the upper Yukon River and size fractionated into the (LMW-DOC), colloidal (COC, 1 kDa to 0.45 mu m) and particulate organic carbon (POC, > 0.45 mu m) phases for characterization of elemental (C and N) and isotopic (C-13, C-14 and N-15) composition to examine their sources and transport. Concentrations of total organic carbon (TOC) decreased from 3010 mu M in mid-May to 608 mu M in September, accompanying an increase in river water delta O-18 from the snowmelt to summer and early fall. COC was the predominant OC species, comprising, on average, 63 ...


Interview No. 1308, Roberto Oceguera Licea May 2006

Interview No. 1308, Roberto Oceguera Licea

Combined Interviews

Mr. Oceguera Licea briefly recalls his hometown; he moved to Calexico where he heard about the bracero program; in 1955, he traveled to the processing center in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico; his first contract was in Newman, California where he labored in the melon fields; he briefly discusses and compares the camp size, living conditions and provisions at El Centro, California and Newman, California; he worked in the tomato fields of Imperial Valley, California; he labored in the asparagus fields in Stockton, California; he labored in the grape and pear orchards of Geyserville, California; Mr. Oceguera Licea mentions that many braceros ...


Interview No. 1323, Ramón Bravo García May 2006

Interview No. 1323, Ramón Bravo García

Combined Interviews

Mr. Ramón Bravo García briefly recalls his childhood; his parents relocated to Baja California, Mexico to work in the agricultural fields; he recalls going through the contracting center of Empalme, Sonora, Mexico; his first contract took him to work in the asparagus fields of Stockton, California; he did not complete the contract; in 1948, he married a childhood acquaintance; shortly thereafter, he obtained his second bracero contract in Pueblo Nuevo, Mexico; he describes the medical exams and required documents; as part of the process, he was stripped and deloused, which he found humiliating; his second contract took him to work ...


Interview No. 1163, Apolonio Venegas May 2006

Interview No. 1163, Apolonio Venegas

Combined Interviews

Mr. Venegas talks about his family and how they all worked hard to make ends meet; they moved around before settling in Zitácuaro, Michoacán, México; he later went to Irapuato, Guanajuato, México, with a group of thirty-five men to enlist in the bracero program; at the time, he was very naïve and thought that the work would be easy, but it was extremely difficult; as a bracero, he worked throughout California picking apples, beets, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, pears, and tomatoes; he goes on to detail the various worksites, housing, living conditions, provisions, daily routines, duties, treatment, correspondence, payments, and ...


Interview No. 1068, Higinio López May 2006

Interview No. 1068, Higinio López

Combined Interviews

Mr. López talks about his family and what his life was like growing up on a ranch; in 1947, he came to work in the United States without proper documentation; after three years, immigration officials sent him back to México; during the early 1950s, he married and started raising a family; by the time he enlisted in the bracero program he had two children; he went through the contracting center in Irapuato, Guanajuato, México; oftentimes, he went with groups of other men so the process would not be as bad; even so, he describes crossing into the United States as ...