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Using Focus Groups To Understand What New Residents Want And Need In A Community, Randolph Cantrell, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, P. Thares, R. Vogt Dec 2013

Using Focus Groups To Understand What New Residents Want And Need In A Community, Randolph Cantrell, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, P. Thares, R. Vogt

Publications of the Rural Futures Institute

No abstract provided.


Minerva 2013, The Honors College Dec 2013

Minerva 2013, The Honors College

Minerva

This issue of Minerva includes an article on the opening of Charlie's Terrace in honor of former Honors Dean, Charlie Slavin; a discussion on community engagement in the Honors curriculum and community; an article on the student recipients of the Rezendes Travel Scholarship; and several articles catching up with Honors alumni.


The Santa Clara, 2013-11-14, Santa Clara University Nov 2013

The Santa Clara, 2013-11-14, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


The Santa Clara, 2013-11-07, Santa Clara University Nov 2013

The Santa Clara, 2013-11-07, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


Hospitality Review Volume 31 Issue 2 2013, Fiu Hospitality Review Nov 2013

Hospitality Review Volume 31 Issue 2 2013, Fiu Hospitality Review

Hospitality Review

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of The Use Of Dogs In Predicting Human Toxicology And Drug Safety, Jarrod Bailey, Michelle Thew, Michael Balls Nov 2013

An Analysis Of The Use Of Dogs In Predicting Human Toxicology And Drug Safety, Jarrod Bailey, Michelle Thew, Michael Balls

Laboratory Experiments Collection

Dogs remain the main non-rodent species in preclinical drug development. Despite the current dearth of new drug approvals and meagre pipelines, this continues, with little supportive evidence of its value or necessity. To estimate the evidential weight provided by canine data to the probability that a new drug may be toxic to humans, we have calculated Likelihood Ratios (LRs) for an extensive dataset of 2,366 drugs with both animal and human data, including tissue-level effects and Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) Level 1–4 biomedical observations. The resulting LRs show that the absence of toxicity in dogs provides ...


The Santa Clara, 2013-10-31, Santa Clara University Oct 2013

The Santa Clara, 2013-10-31, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


The Santa Clara, 2013-10-24, Santa Clara University Oct 2013

The Santa Clara, 2013-10-24, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


2013 Program, Office Of Academic Affairs Oct 2013

2013 Program, Office Of Academic Affairs

Programs

At its best, a university is a collection of individuals ‐‐ students and faculty ‐‐ focused on learning and discovering new knowledge. For this goal to be realized, a critical element is having faculty members deeply engaged with their disciplines. Scholarship, in the form of journal articles, book chapters, monographs and similar endeavors, creative activity which can take an even wider range of forms, and funded research which explores the boundaries of their disciplines all contribute to such engagement. Through such participation, faculty members stay at the growing edges of their fields, and in so doing, they enrich their intellectual lives as ...


The Santa Clara, 2013-10-17, Santa Clara University Oct 2013

The Santa Clara, 2013-10-17, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


The Santa Clara, 2013-10-10, Santa Clara University Oct 2013

The Santa Clara, 2013-10-10, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


The Santa Clara, 2013-10-03, Santa Clara University Oct 2013

The Santa Clara, 2013-10-03, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


The Mosakowski Institute For Public Enterprise Five Year Report, Mosakowski Institute Oct 2013

The Mosakowski Institute For Public Enterprise Five Year Report, Mosakowski Institute

Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise

This report contains the highlights of the first five years of Clark University’s Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise. It includes a description of the Institute’s founding, its commitment to use-inspired research, transformational educational experiences, and community connectedness, the Institute’s leadership and finances, and a listing of projects undertaken and faculty partners.


Comparison Of The Effect Of Caffeine Ingestion On Time To Exhaustion Between Endurance Trained And Untrained Men, Steven Porterfield, Jon Linderman, Lloyd L. Laubach, Corinne M. Daprano Oct 2013

Comparison Of The Effect Of Caffeine Ingestion On Time To Exhaustion Between Endurance Trained And Untrained Men, Steven Porterfield, Jon Linderman, Lloyd L. Laubach, Corinne M. Daprano

Health and Sport Science Faculty Publications

This study compared the ergogenic effects of caffeine on men who were endurance trained to those who were untrained. The study was a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover experimental design. Ten endurance trained men (mean age 24.4 ± 2.0 yrs, weight 79.4 ± 8.5 kg, predicted VO2 max 46.3 ± 1.8 mL·kg-1·min-1) and 10 untrained men (mean age 22.8 ± 1.9 yrs, weight 88.9 ± 9.9 kg, predicted VO2 max 37.6 ± 2.7 mL·kg-1·min-1) completed two cycle ergometer trials to exhaustion at 80% of their predicted workload max 30 min after ingesting ...


The Santa Clara, 2013-09-26, Santa Clara University Sep 2013

The Santa Clara, 2013-09-26, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


Sound And The Moving Image:Critical Characteristics For Spectator Response, Kara Rader, Rafeeq I. Roberts, Matt Egizii, Jeffery Allen Sep 2013

Sound And The Moving Image:Critical Characteristics For Spectator Response, Kara Rader, Rafeeq I. Roberts, Matt Egizii, Jeffery Allen

Undergraduate Research Posters 2013

The prevailing wisdom in the film and video production industries is that audio information outweighs visual information when it comes to spectator responses, but there are few empirical studies to support this claim. In previous research, four critical characteristics of sound have been identified: (1) Music, (2) visual/sound contradictions (defined as sound that is inconsistent with audience expectations based on visual information), (3) multi-channel sound, and (4) sound quality. Building on our previous research into music and film, we have found that many researchers have looked into the question of how music affects emotions (Eschrich et al., 2008; Have ...


National Food Security Bill, Vijaya Krushna Varma Mr Sep 2013

National Food Security Bill, Vijaya Krushna Varma Mr

VIJAYA KRUSHNA VARMA Mr

Unless and until the Government augments the indigenous food production substantially over present production; modernize and increases the storage capacity for food grains; streamlines public distribution system and selects genuine beneficiaries; the dream of providing the balanced nutritious food for all people will not become real.


Role Of Programmed Proteolysis During Meiosis, Vincent Matthews, G. Valentin Borner Ph.D. Sep 2013

Role Of Programmed Proteolysis During Meiosis, Vincent Matthews, G. Valentin Borner Ph.D.

Undergraduate Research Posters 2013

Meiosis is the process which forms gametes and spores for reproduction in eukaryotic cells. During the pachytene phase of meiosis I, a protein structure, called the Synaptonemal Complex (SC), forms between homologous chromosomes and creates a scaffold for genetic recombination. In yeast, the Zip1 protein is a major structural component of the SC. At restrictive temperature for meiosis, ZIP1 is required for completion of meiotic divisions. At permissive temperature ZIP1 is required for proper chromosome segregation. We observed that chemical inhibition of the proteasome, with MG132, results in arrest at prophase of meiosis I. Based on these results, we questioned ...


The History Of Trial Gardens, Hallie Schmidt Sep 2013

The History Of Trial Gardens, Hallie Schmidt

Horticulture and Crop Science

Essay explores the history of home gardening and seed industry in America and the conditions that led to the development of the All-America Selections.


Meetings To Help Farmers Respond To Late Harvest, Lower Grain Prices, Mark S. Johnson, Kelvin L. Leibold, Paul C. Kassel Aug 2013

Meetings To Help Farmers Respond To Late Harvest, Lower Grain Prices, Mark S. Johnson, Kelvin L. Leibold, Paul C. Kassel

Integrated Crop Management News

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled three North Central Iowa meetings for crop producers in response to questions related to the late spring, dry summer and slow crop development. Extension specialists will discuss crop maturity, crop drying and potential effects of an early frost. Other topics covered during the meetings will include crop management, fallow syndrome and fall nitrogen management. Grain marketing and a grain market price outlook also will be on meeting agendas.


Health Research Associates: Dana Library Program Supporting The Information Needs Of Small Hospitals & Public Health Agencies In Vermont, Marianne Burke, Lesley Boucher Aug 2013

Health Research Associates: Dana Library Program Supporting The Information Needs Of Small Hospitals & Public Health Agencies In Vermont, Marianne Burke, Lesley Boucher

UVM Libraries Conference Day

We will describe the purpose, methods, members and service changes, income-expense status, trends, and the value of this program.


2013 Tsu Undergraduate Research Program, David Owerbach Aug 2013

2013 Tsu Undergraduate Research Program, David Owerbach

Office of Research Institutional Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Surfing Injuries Requiring First Aid In New Zealand, 2007-2012, Kevin Moran, Jonathon Webber Aug 2013

Surfing Injuries Requiring First Aid In New Zealand, 2007-2012, Kevin Moran, Jonathon Webber

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

In an island nation such as New Zealand with easy access to surf beaches, surfing activities are very popular and, while generally perceived as a healthy form of outdoor recreation, they do have attendant risks. This study reports on nondrowning, surfing-related incidents that required medical first aid on beaches during five summer seasons from 2007-2012. Retrospective descriptive analysis of data from lifeguard first aid reports found that 16% (n = 1,327) of injuries were the consequence of surfing activity. More males than females were treated for surfing injuries (68% male, 31% female). Lacerations (59%) and bruising (15%) accounted for most ...


A Roadmap To Mindful Consumption Through Informative Labeling Practices: The Effects Of Sustainability Disclosure Formats On Consumer Product Evaluations, Yoon-Na Cho Aug 2013

A Roadmap To Mindful Consumption Through Informative Labeling Practices: The Effects Of Sustainability Disclosure Formats On Consumer Product Evaluations, Yoon-Na Cho

Theses and Dissertations

Despite the interest of consumers in sustainable and environmentally friendly products, only a limited number of studies have focused on sustainability level disclosures for consumer packaged goods. The general overarching purpose of this dissertation is to extend the internal reference point and information processing literatures to better understand how consumers will process sustainability disclosures. Applying the theoretical lens of assimilation bias in conjunction with self-enhancement offers an important extension to prior work. Across two retail lab studies and four online experiments, I demonstrate that the perceived sustainability utility (i.e., the difference between a specific brand's level of sustainability ...


Exploring Income Supplementation For Farm Sustainability, Elizabeth P. Persson Jul 2013

Exploring Income Supplementation For Farm Sustainability, Elizabeth P. Persson

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Sustainable farms are critical to United States’ food independence and they positively contribute to the global economy. Farms in the United States are not sustainable without profitable supplemental income. The purpose of this case study was to explore the historic profitability of farm income supplementation methods. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory served as the conceptual framework. A purposive sample of 25 farmers from 5 regions of the continental United States completed semistructured interviews and described their personal experiences. Archival supplemental income data came from the United States Department of Agriculture census. All the data were analyzed using coded keywords ...


The 23rd Annual Research Conference Abstract Booklet, Mulu Aderie Alemu, Nikki Lynn Rogers Jun 2013

The 23rd Annual Research Conference Abstract Booklet, Mulu Aderie Alemu, Nikki Lynn Rogers

University of Gondar Research Conferences

Staff members, postgraduate and senior undergraduate students of the University, invited guests and speakers participated in the conference. The annual conference of the University is meant to share experiences in research activities among juniors and seniors, staff and students, and invited guests. It is also meant to motivate students and young faculty to engage in research and also to initiate and strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations. The findings of the studies and the resulting recommendations are expected to be used in solving the diverse societal problems we have been facing.

Research activities at the University of Gondar are primarily aimed at solving ...


At The Heart Of The Matter: Reading Contracts And Dealing With Risk, Tina L. Stark Jun 2013

At The Heart Of The Matter: Reading Contracts And Dealing With Risk, Tina L. Stark

Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law

No abstract provided.


Us And German Consumer Preferences For Ground Beef Packaged Under A Modified Atmosphere – Different Regulations, Different Behaviour?, Carola Grebitus, Helen H. Jensen, Jutta Roosen Jun 2013

Us And German Consumer Preferences For Ground Beef Packaged Under A Modified Atmosphere – Different Regulations, Different Behaviour?, Carola Grebitus, Helen H. Jensen, Jutta Roosen

Economics Publications

New technologies in food processing can provide advantages to consumers and producers but often the technologies are applied in different, country-specific regulatory climates. Modified atmosphere packaging extends the shelf life of fresh meat and, with the inclusion of carbon monoxide, stabilizes colour. These packaging technologies can be used in the US and Europe, although a modified atmosphere package that includes carbon monoxide is allowed only in the US. This study applies choice experiments to analyse preferences of US and German consumers towards the meat attributes enhanced by the packaging. Results show that longer shelf life is preferred in the US ...


Business Strategy For A Newly Designed Husk Fly Trap, Taylor Denney Jun 2013

Business Strategy For A Newly Designed Husk Fly Trap, Taylor Denney

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

This senior project discusses the analysis, evaluation and business strategy for a newly designed Husk Fly Trap from Ag Chem Wholesalers located in Yuba City, California. This prototype is designed to hold 2 to 3 weeks’ worth of Ammonium Carbonate and alleviate the hassle of monitoring the Walnut Husk Fly. This system is cost affective, able to hold the same amount, or 2 – 3 weeks, of Ammonium Carbonate as a “supercharged” trap. The Prototype Trap is easier to handle by not having to replace blown away traps or ruined sticky cards saving Pest Control Advisors time and allowing them to ...


Grass-Fed Dairy Steer Enterprise Analysis For Alexandre Family Ecodairy Farms, Joseph Jackson Alexandre Jun 2013

Grass-Fed Dairy Steer Enterprise Analysis For Alexandre Family Ecodairy Farms, Joseph Jackson Alexandre

Agribusiness

Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farms (AFEF) is a family dairy farm, producing organic milk in northern California. In the last decade, AFEF has been expanding in value added natural food enterprises, including pastured free-range eggs, pastured pork and grass-fed beef.

This study focuses on the analysis of an organic grass-fed ground beef from dairy-beef cross steers coming from AFEF. The grass fed beef enterprise was analyzed by adopting a UC Davis cost and returns study, modifying it to AFEF production limitations and conditions. Through partial budgeting analysis, opportunity costs were discovered leading to breakeven prices for the final grass fed ground ...