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Reassessing Charitable Immunity In Virginia, Carl W. Tobias Jan 2006

Reassessing Charitable Immunity In Virginia, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

Although most states have legislatively or judicially abolished the once-prevalent doctrine of charitable immunity, the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia General Assembly have essentially retained the doctrine intact. Moreover, the Supreme Court of Virginia has declared on numerous occasions that it is the prerogative of the General Assembly, not the court, to abolish charitable immunity. Because Virginia doctrinal developments which involve charitable immunity do not comport with trends across the country and have significant implications for plaintiffs, and for defendants which assert charitable immunity, these doctrinal developments warrant analysis. This essay undertakes that effort.


Has The Chesapeake Bay Tide Turned?, Carl W. Tobias Jan 2006

Has The Chesapeake Bay Tide Turned?, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

Review of Tom Horton, Turning Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay (2003)


Divine Justice And Human Order: An Islamic Perspective, Azizah Y. Al-Hibri Jan 2006

Divine Justice And Human Order: An Islamic Perspective, Azizah Y. Al-Hibri

Law Faculty Publications

This essay will argue that there is a unified worldview that permeates the Qur'an, and that makes it a seamless web of ideas, so that each verse cannot be properly understood without reference to others.


Islam, Azizah Y. Al-Hibri Jan 2006

Islam, Azizah Y. Al-Hibri

Law Faculty Publications

This chapter is to seek the lore, law, and life of marriage and family in Islam in their genesis and in their exodus, in their origins and in their diasporas.


Improving Disaster Response Efforts With Decision Support Systems, Steven M. Thompson, Nezih Altay, Walter G. Green Iii, Joanne Lapetina Jan 2006

Improving Disaster Response Efforts With Decision Support Systems, Steven M. Thompson, Nezih Altay, Walter G. Green Iii, Joanne Lapetina

Management Faculty Publications

As evidenced by Hurricane Katrina in August, 2005, disaster response efforts are hindered by a lack of coordination, poor information flows, and the inability of disaster response managers to validate and process relevant information and make decisions in a timely fashion. A number of factors contribute to current lackluster response efforts. Some are inherent to the complex, rapidly changing decision-making environments that characterize most disaster response settings. Others reflect systematic flaws in how decisions are made within the organizational hierarchies of the many agencies involved in a disaster response. Slow, ineffective strategies for gathering, processing, and analyzing data can also ...


2006 Vol. 2 Table Of Contents, University Of Dayton. Department Of Mathematics Jan 2006

2006 Vol. 2 Table Of Contents, University Of Dayton. Department Of Mathematics

Undergraduate Mathematics Day, Electronic Proceedings

No abstract provided.


2006 (Winter), University Of Dayton. Department Of Mathematics Jan 2006

2006 (Winter), University Of Dayton. Department Of Mathematics

Colloquia

Abstracts of the talks given at the 2006 Winter Colloquium.


Self-Efficacy And Adult Development, Daniel Cervone, Daniele Artistico, Jane M. Berry Jan 2006

Self-Efficacy And Adult Development, Daniel Cervone, Daniele Artistico, Jane M. Berry

Psychology Faculty Publications

A major theme in the contemporary study of human development across the life span is that people have the capacity for personal agency. Innumerable writers emphasize that individuals can exert intentional influence over their experiences and actions, the circumstances they encounter, the skills they acquire, and thus ultimately the course of their development.


Connecting With Aim: The Search For A Virtual Reference Niche, Lucretia Mcculley, Olivia Reinauer Jan 2006

Connecting With Aim: The Search For A Virtual Reference Niche, Lucretia Mcculley, Olivia Reinauer

University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

Launching virtual chat reference services at Boatwright Library at the University of Richmond has been an interesting challenge of “trial and error” over the years. After trying several different software programs and staffing options, librarians have finally found a niche with AOL’s Instant Messenger service. The first section of the article describes a path of experimentation, including early collaborations with the computing services help desk, staffing patterns within the library, technical and financial challenges with virtual reference software, and attempts to get students to use reference chat services. The second half of the case study will describe the great ...


Managing Digital Resources, Or, How Do You Hold Electrons In Your Hand?, Anna L. Creech Jan 2006

Managing Digital Resources, Or, How Do You Hold Electrons In Your Hand?, Anna L. Creech

University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

In the 1995 publication New Automation Technology for Acquisitions and Collection Development, Nancy Markle Stanley wrote a chapter entitled "Purchasing Electronic Resources: an Acquisitions Perspective"1 in which she outlines the challenges of managing electronic resources. I had to chuckle a bit when l read the book, because at the time of its publication, my undergraduate library was in the process of finally automating their catalog. The evolution of electronic resources in libraries has all of the characteristics of technological innovation. There are libraries with the funding and vision to be early adopters, and there are libraries on the tail ...


Psychology, David E. Leary Jan 2006

Psychology, David E. Leary

Psychology Faculty Publications

Psychology, in a general sense, is age-old, extending back across all cultures to the beginnings of recorded time. The healing arts of ancient doctors and the conceptual musings of ancient sages often pointed toward factors that would be considered psychological today. Nevertheless, psychology in its specifically modern sense dates from the second half of the nineteenth century, when a self-consciously scientific, academic, professional discipline took shape in Europe and North America. This multiplex discipline grew and flourished in particular in the United States, where more than forty experimental laboratories, associated programs of research and study, and institutionalized means of communication ...


Are We Responsible For Our Emotions And Moods?, Michael Schleifer, Miriam S. Mccormick Jan 2006

Are We Responsible For Our Emotions And Moods?, Michael Schleifer, Miriam S. Mccormick

Philosophy Faculty Publications

The short answer to the question in the title of this paper is "yes." Our thesis is that we are indeed responsible for our emotions and moods. We want to help children understand that just as they are responsible for what they do and say, or omit to do or say (along with the consequences of these acts), so are they responsible for much of their affective life. What remains is to explain what we mean by "responsibility," "emotions," and "moods."


Convergence And Divergence In Peter Mennin's Canzona, Gene H. Anderson Jan 2006

Convergence And Divergence In Peter Mennin's Canzona, Gene H. Anderson

Music Faculty Publications

In a brief but perspicacious study of Mennin' s music in 1954, Walter Hendl describes the composer as "a consummate craftsman who devotes great attention to the organization of materials." Although Hendl may not have known Canzona, which had been premiered in 1951 but not published until the year of his essay, the author's statement could well have been written with Mennin's sole piece for band specifically in mind. Not only is every aspect of Canzona integrally related to every other, but the relationships are deployed with a remarkable economy of means.


Seventh Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University Of Dayton. Department Of Mathematics Jan 2006

Seventh Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture (Poster), University Of Dayton. Department Of Mathematics

Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lectures

No abstract provided.


Multimodality And English Education In Ugandan Schools, Maureen Kendrick, Shelley Jones, Harriet Mutonyi, Bonny Norton Jan 2006

Multimodality And English Education In Ugandan Schools, Maureen Kendrick, Shelley Jones, Harriet Mutonyi, Bonny Norton

Institute for Educational Development, East Africa

In this article, we have made the case that multimodal pedagogies that include drawing, photography and drama have significant potential for enhancing teachers’ understanding of the way English is incorporated into students’ lives and how students can improve their understanding and use of the English language. In many ways, multimodal pedagogies represent a hybridization of indigenous and contemporary forms of communication. Drawings, as Vygotsky (1 12-1 13) notes, are children’s earliest representations of experience and stimulate their narrative impulse to create stories. By complementing such drawings with written narratives, teachers might encourage younger children to experiment not only with ...


Why Does Policy Fail? Understanding The Problems Of Policy Implementation In Pakistan - A Neuro-Cognitive Perspective, Sajid Ali Jan 2006

Why Does Policy Fail? Understanding The Problems Of Policy Implementation In Pakistan - A Neuro-Cognitive Perspective, Sajid Ali

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Education policy in Pakistan, as in other developing countries, faces the challenge of poor implementation. The article explores the history of education policy in Pakistan and describes the conventional accounts of policy failures. It particularly highlights the issues of unclear goals, political commitment, governance, centralisation, resources and foreign aid. Generally, it is assumed that overcoming these conventional challenges will result in better policy outcomes. Although this is partially true, Spillane, Reiser and Reimer (2002) direct our attention to the cognitive factors that play a critical role in policy implementation. They argued that implementing agents try to make sense of policy ...


Improving The Effectiveness Of Reporting Through The School Accountability Report Card, Paul Lorton Jr Jan 2006

Improving The Effectiveness Of Reporting Through The School Accountability Report Card, Paul Lorton Jr

Business Analytics and Information Systems

No abstract provided.


Developing Professional Development Teacher, Fauzia Shamim, Anjum Halai Jan 2006

Developing Professional Development Teacher, Fauzia Shamim, Anjum Halai

Book Chapters

No abstract provided.


The Challenge: Magazine Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 16, Winter 2006), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor Jan 2006

The Challenge: Magazine Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 16, Winter 2006), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Smith’S Humean Criticism Of Hume’S Account Of The Origin Of Justice, Spencer J. Pack, Eric Schliesser Jan 2006

Smith’S Humean Criticism Of Hume’S Account Of The Origin Of Justice, Spencer J. Pack, Eric Schliesser

Economics Faculty Publications

Adam Smith criticizes David Hume's account of the origin of and continuing adherence to the rule of law for being not sufficiently Humean. Hume explained that adherence to the rule of law originated in the self-interest to restrain self-interest. According to Smith, Hume does not pay enough attention to the passions of resentment and admiration, which have their source in the imagination. Smith offers a more naturalistic and evolutionary account of the psychological preconditions of the establishment and morality of justice than Hume had. Smith severs the intimate connection that Hobbes and Hume made between justice and property.


Canterbury Shaker Village Preservation Project, Joseph E. Carr, Elisabeth A. Drenzek Jan 2006

Canterbury Shaker Village Preservation Project, Joseph E. Carr, Elisabeth A. Drenzek

Library-related Student Project Reports

Canterbury Shaker Village has a unique collection of digital audio tapes and audio cassette tapes, which are becoming obsolete. The tapes contain Shaker interviews that are of utmost importance to preserve. The project is to convert the tapes to MP3 and write up the process. The finished digitally converted interviews will be given to Canterbury Shaker Village so they may be accessible to scholars and the general public who would like to learn more about the Shakers.


The Game Archives Project, Eric Sutman, Montana Foertsch, Brandon Germain Jan 2006

The Game Archives Project, Eric Sutman, Montana Foertsch, Brandon Germain

Library-related Student Project Reports

We have created an archive of video games and related materials, located in the Gordon Library, that represent influential examples of work in our time. The purpose of the archives is to preserve the history of games and serve as a valuable teaching tool for the growing IMGD student body.


2006 Student Fact Book, Division Of Enrollment Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Jan 2006

2006 Student Fact Book, Division Of Enrollment Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Enrollment Data

No abstract provided.


Annual Report, 2006 Jan 2006

Annual Report, 2006

Annual Reports

No abstract provided.


Hip Adduction Does Not Affect Vmo Emg Amplitude Or Vmo:Vl Ratios Duringa Dynamic Squat Exercise, Michelle C. Boling, Darin A. Padua, J Troy Blackburn, Meredith Petschauer, Christopher Hirth Jan 2006

Hip Adduction Does Not Affect Vmo Emg Amplitude Or Vmo:Vl Ratios Duringa Dynamic Squat Exercise, Michelle C. Boling, Darin A. Padua, J Troy Blackburn, Meredith Petschauer, Christopher Hirth

Clinical & Applied Movement Science Faculty Publications

Context: Clinicians commonly attempt to facilitate vastus medialis oblique (VMO) activity by instructing patients to squeeze a ball between their knees during squatting exercises.
Objective: To determine whether VMO activation amplitude and the VMO to vastus lateralis (VL) activation ratio (VMO:VL) were altered when performing active hip adduction during a dynamic squat exercise.
Design: Single test session.
Participants: Fifteen healthy subjects, with no history of knee pain, volunteered for this study.
Intervention: Surface EMG of the VMO, VL, and hip adductor (ADD) muscles were recorded while subjects performed 10 consecutive squats against their body weight through a range of ...


Assessment Of Client Satisfaction In Six Urban Wic Clinics, Catherine Christie, Julia A. Watkins, Anita Martin, Helen Jackson, Judy E. Perkin, Jacquie Fraser Jan 2006

Assessment Of Client Satisfaction In Six Urban Wic Clinics, Catherine Christie, Julia A. Watkins, Anita Martin, Helen Jackson, Judy E. Perkin, Jacquie Fraser

Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty Publications

Customer service is a measure of support and courtesy provided to individuals who patronize an organization, and is a factor vital to the success of any business. Programs that strive to meet critical needs of at risk populations, such as the Special Supplementation Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), may also benefit from assessment of client satisfaction. The purpose of the study was to examine factors related to customer satisfaction in Duval County Florida WIC clinics and identify potential barriers to participation through a two-year project initiated by the health department and the state university. The study examined ...


Senate Bill Sb-06s-1970 Changes Title Vi, Replacement Of Actual Market Value With Fair Market Value, Student Government Association Jan 2006

Senate Bill Sb-06s-1970 Changes Title Vi, Replacement Of Actual Market Value With Fair Market Value, Student Government Association

Legislation

No abstract provided.


Senate Bill Sb-06s-1973 Changes Title Vi, Types Of Elections, Student Government Association Jan 2006

Senate Bill Sb-06s-1973 Changes Title Vi, Types Of Elections, Student Government Association

Legislation

No abstract provided.


Senate Bill Sb-06s-1971 Changes Title Vi, Revision Of Definitions, Student Government Association Jan 2006

Senate Bill Sb-06s-1971 Changes Title Vi, Revision Of Definitions, Student Government Association

Legislation

No abstract provided.


Senate Bill Sb-06s-1972 Changes Title Vi, Explanation And Role Of Committees, Student Government Association Jan 2006

Senate Bill Sb-06s-1972 Changes Title Vi, Explanation And Role Of Committees, Student Government Association

Legislation

No abstract provided.