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Leaching Mechanism Of Semiconducting Minerals, Fathi Habashi Dec 2010

Leaching Mechanism Of Semiconducting Minerals, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The mechanism of leaching of semiconducting minerals such as PbS, ZnS, UO2, etc., has been the subject of intensive speculation by hydrometallurgists in the early 1950s. The electrochemical mechanism proposed in 1970 by the author in volume 2 of his Principles of Extractive Metallurgy avoids the assumption of forming intermediate complexes that cannot be isolated or identified.


4-H Leaders: Factors That Affect Their Persistence In The 4-H Youth Development Program, Regina Schinker Dec 2010

4-H Leaders: Factors That Affect Their Persistence In The 4-H Youth Development Program, Regina Schinker

Dissertations

For over one hundred years, the 4-H youth development program has educated millions of children across the country in a variety of programs; from livestock husbandry to leadership skills. Like all programs that have endured, 4-H has had to adjust its focus as society has changed. One area in the 4-H program that has not changed is the heavy reliance on adult volunteer leaders to deliver the educational programs to 4-H youth. Because of the reliance on volunteer 4-H leaders, 4-H professionals and extension office staff are concerned about issues of retention.

The case study examines two related issues: First ...


Minerva 2010, The Honors College Dec 2010

Minerva 2010, The Honors College

Minerva

This issue of Minerva celebrates the 75th anniversary of Honors at the University of Maine! It includes an article on the college's 75th anniversary celebration; a look into the inaugural Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) symposium; and discussions on 2010 Honors Read, Persepolis, as well as 2011 Honors Read, The Omnivore's Dilemma. Other highlights include an article on Honors graduate and historian, Kristen Gwinn, and her book Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism.


Developing, Refining, And Validating A Survey To Measure Adolescent Food Safety Self-Efficacy, Monica K Brandon Dec 2010

Developing, Refining, And Validating A Survey To Measure Adolescent Food Safety Self-Efficacy, Monica K Brandon

Masters Theses

Self-efficacy is a proven indicator of predicting risky behaviors, but without a baseline level of adolescent food safety self-efficacy to develop targeted interventions it is difficult to produce meaningful behavior change. The research question around which this study was designed is: To what extent can a validated instrument accurately capture adolescent beliefs of food safety self-efficacy. Through rigorous field testing and statistical analysis we hypothesize a valid and reliable instrument can be created for measuring adolescents’ food safety self-efficacy. The purposes of this study included: (a) development of a high quality, food safety self-efficacy instrument, (b) validation of the instrument ...


The Update, December 2010, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Humanities, Arts And Sciences. Dec 2010

The Update, December 2010, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Humanities, Arts And Sciences.

The Update

Inside this issue:

-- American Chemical Society, a student affiliate group
-- Department News
-- Iowa Writing Project
-- UNI School of Music to Host 50th Anniversary Celebration: Varsity Men's Glee Club Christmas Variety Shows
-- Communication Studies: Student Showcased on the Jay Leno Show
-- Dmitri Vorobiev: An All Beethoven Recital Series
-- Student Spotlight: Philosophy: Joel Anderson
-- Student Spotlight: World Religions: Elizabeth Wiedenheft
-- Student Spotlight: Industrial Technology: Hannah Loan
-- UNI Students attend and participate in sixth Annual Multicultural Conference
-- Student Spotlights Continued
-- School of Music Events
-- UNI Forensics
-- Communication Studies Students Teach Animation to Price Lab 6th Graders
-- Iowa Writing Project


Backyard Composting In Utah, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig Dec 2010

Backyard Composting In Utah, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig

All Current Publications

This publication explains the benefits of composting and how to successfully start a compost in your own backyard.


Urea: Low Cost Fertilizer, D.W. James Dec 2010

Urea: Low Cost Fertilizer, D.W. James

All Current Publications

This fact sheet briefly describes urea transformations and suggests how urea-N may be conserved with proper management in the field.


The Usu Tree Inventory Website: A Case Study Of An Interactive Online Woody Plant Education Resource, Benjamin W. Harris Dec 2010

The Usu Tree Inventory Website: A Case Study Of An Interactive Online Woody Plant Education Resource, Benjamin W. Harris

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The USU tree inventory website is an interactive, online tree education resource that I developed to allow students and community members to locate, identify and learn about trees on the USU campus. Students in two USU courses that teach woody plant material used the website during one semester and were surveyed about their experience. Less than half of the students accessed the website, but those that did found it useful as a supplement to traditional instruction. Most students were likely to recommend the website to another person and to use the website in the future.


Managing Sodic Soils In Utah, D.W. James Dec 2010

Managing Sodic Soils In Utah, D.W. James

All Current Publications

This publication discusses how to manage soil with excess sodium while it's becoming more prevalent in Utah.


Diagnostic Testing For Nitrogen Soil Fertility, D.W. James Dec 2010

Diagnostic Testing For Nitrogen Soil Fertility, D.W. James

All Current Publications

This publication defines the different types of diagnostic testing for nitrogen soil fertility.


Calibrating And Operating Manure Spreaders, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Rich Koenig, Kerry Goodrich Dec 2010

Calibrating And Operating Manure Spreaders, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Rich Koenig, Kerry Goodrich

All Current Publications

This guide outlines simplified methods to calibrate manure spreaders based on determining the load and area covered by the load.


Coaching Efficacy With Academic Leaders: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson Nov 2010

Coaching Efficacy With Academic Leaders: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson

Public Access Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The purpose of this psychological phenomenological research was to understand the efficacy of life coaching from the perspective of academic leaders. To date, not one investigation or attempt has been made towards the above stated purpose. This study includes a theoretical overview and a review of the coaching literature from Socrates (469-399 BC) to current day Humanistic theory presented in part by Roger (1902-1987).

This process included data collection from five academic leaders who have been coached for at least two years. Levels of analysis of 365 statements, quote and/or comments produced finding of efficacy in life coaching with ...


The Update, November 2010, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Humanities, Arts And Sciences. Nov 2010

The Update, November 2010, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Humanities, Arts And Sciences.

The Update

Inside this issue:

-- Working to Recover: Geology Professor, Community Actor Becomes 'Super Volunteer'
-- Department News
-- Graphic Communications Name Change
-- Film Screening: Living Downstream
-- Action is Eloquence
-- Color and Camouflage
-- Regents Award
-- Student Spotlights
-- Get Your Green On
-- WCF Symphony & School of Music Events
-- UNI Art Students Study Abroad in Berlin
-- UNI's Cyber Defense Team
-- Student Spotlights Continued...
-- Students and Faculty Attend Major Graphics Trade Show in Chicago
-- UNI Teacher Wins Prestigious Award

-- WCF Symphony & School of Music Events Continued...
-- UNI Forensics Travels to Kansas City

-- UNI Art Students study abroad in Berlin continued...


Maple Syrup: A Sweet Springtime Lesson, Stephen G. Saupe, Sarah Gainey Nov 2010

Maple Syrup: A Sweet Springtime Lesson, Stephen G. Saupe, Sarah Gainey

Biology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Determining Optimal Storage Arrangements For Open Access Data Sets, As For Nsf Data Management Plan Requirements, David B. Lowe Oct 2010

Determining Optimal Storage Arrangements For Open Access Data Sets, As For Nsf Data Management Plan Requirements, David B. Lowe

Published Works

Document is a proposed draft of a decision tree to be used in determining what approach to take for making data available in order to comply with open access requirements for data management, as per National Science Foundation requirements.


The Us Preventive Service Taskforce And The Guide To Clinical Preventive Services., F. Douglas Scutchfield Md Oct 2010

The Us Preventive Service Taskforce And The Guide To Clinical Preventive Services., F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Us Preventive Service Taskforce And The Guide To Clinical Preventive Services., F. Douglas Scutchfield Md Oct 2010

The Us Preventive Service Taskforce And The Guide To Clinical Preventive Services., F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

F. Douglas Scutchfield MD

No abstract provided.


Community Health Assesments, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md Oct 2010

Community Health Assesments, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

F. Douglas Scutchfield MD

No abstract provided.


Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending October 10, 2010, Margaret N. Rees Oct 2010

Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending October 10, 2010, Margaret N. Rees

Walking Box Ranch

  • UNLV Public Safety is assisting in identifying security methods needed to guarantee safety and security at the ranch after project completion. This effort will involve the assistance of Metro CPTED program officers as design proceeds.
  • UNLV IT is determining the extent to which they can assist with networking and technology issues as project design moves forward. They may assist in identifying consultants to hire to assist with technology.
  • We have solicited research/education proposals from UNLV faculty for projects to be initiated in the coming year. The goal is to provide seed funding for projects that will expand as the ...


Community Health Assesments, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md Oct 2010

Community Health Assesments, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Presentations

No abstract provided.


Public Health Services And Systems Research: Data For Research, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md Oct 2010

Public Health Services And Systems Research: Data For Research, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

F. Douglas Scutchfield MD

No abstract provided.


Public Health Services And Systems Research: Data For Research, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md Oct 2010

Public Health Services And Systems Research: Data For Research, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Presentations

No abstract provided.


Hrc Enews — 2010 Fall, Megan K. Svarz Oct 2010

Hrc Enews — 2010 Fall, Megan K. Svarz

Publications (HRC)

This issue contains staff accomplishments and announcements, event listings, and a "new faces" listing for new staff, affiliates, and researchers.


Impact Of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research In Mathematics And Biology On The Development Of A New Course Integrating Five Stem Disciplines, Lester Caudill, April L. Hill, Kathy Hoke, Ovidiu Z. Lipan Oct 2010

Impact Of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research In Mathematics And Biology On The Development Of A New Course Integrating Five Stem Disciplines, Lester Caudill, April L. Hill, Kathy Hoke, Ovidiu Z. Lipan

Biology Faculty Publications

Funded by innovative programs at the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Richmond faculty in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science teamed up to offer first- and second-year students the opportunity to contribute to vibrant, interdisciplinary research projects. The result was not only good science but also good science that motivated and informed course development. Here, we describe four recent undergraduate research projects involving students and faculty in biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science and how each contributed in significant ways to the conception and implementation of our new Integrated Quantitative Science course, a ...


Nutrition Education Program Assistants: A Leverage Point For Collecting Authentic Program Data, Mary Mcferren, Nancy K. Franz, Michael Lambur Oct 2010

Nutrition Education Program Assistants: A Leverage Point For Collecting Authentic Program Data, Mary Mcferren, Nancy K. Franz, Michael Lambur

Extension and Outreach Research and Scholarship

Extension administrators and educators wonder why low-income audiences refrain from participating or underparticipate in educational opportunities. This may be due to a gap between administrator or educator views of program participation barriers versus the lived experience of low-income audiences. Virginia Cooperative Extension worked to bridge this gap in perspectives by using Nutrition Program Assistants as a leverage point for recruiting and gathering authentic data on program participation from low-income individuals. Even though program assistants rarely serve in this role, their connection with low-income clientele and groups that serve them is invaluable for gathering authentic program data.


Unlv Magazine, Tony Allen, Shane Bevell, Donna Mcaleer, Ched Whitney, Cate Weeks Oct 2010

Unlv Magazine, Tony Allen, Shane Bevell, Donna Mcaleer, Ched Whitney, Cate Weeks

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research In Mathematics And Biology On The Development Of A New Course Integrating Five Stem Disciplines, Lester Caudill, April L. Hill, Kathy Hoke, Ovidiu Z. Lipan Oct 2010

Impact Of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research In Mathematics And Biology On The Development Of A New Course Integrating Five Stem Disciplines, Lester Caudill, April L. Hill, Kathy Hoke, Ovidiu Z. Lipan

Math and Computer Science Faculty Publications

Funded by innovative programs at the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Richmond faculty in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science teamed up to offer first- and second-year students the opportunity to contribute to vibrant, interdisciplinary research projects. The result was not only good science but also good science that motivated and informed course development. Here, we describe four recent undergraduate research projects involving students and faculty in biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science and how each contributed in significant ways to the conception and implementation of our new Integrated Quantitative Science course, a ...


Fall 2010, Biology @ Su, Syracuse University Biology Department Oct 2010

Fall 2010, Biology @ Su, Syracuse University Biology Department

Biology @ SU

No abstract provided.


Discussing Controversial Topics In The Technology Classroom: Benefits, Strategies, And Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher, Chad M. Laux Oct 2010

Discussing Controversial Topics In The Technology Classroom: Benefits, Strategies, And Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher, Chad M. Laux

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Using controversial topics for teaching and learning has several benefits identified in the literature. Skills such as applying knowledge to real world applications, critical judgment and evaluation, social and ethical considerations, and oral and written communication are important learning outcomes of this practice. Utilizing several models of teaching and learning, this presentation will present the benefits of discussing controversial topics in the classroom, as well as strategies and challenges of handling these types of discussions with technology students.


Students’ Perspective On Safety Education Using Second Life As A Tool For Effective Learning, Dominick E. Fazarro, Nir Keren Oct 2010

Students’ Perspective On Safety Education Using Second Life As A Tool For Effective Learning, Dominick E. Fazarro, Nir Keren

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Educators are searching for cutting-edge ideas to deliver effective instructional methods to students and employers on different aspects of training. The population of students in colleges and universities are different in terms of dependency on technology. Most students are visual learners and are dependent on the use of technology in their everyday lives to satisfy social needs. Educators are seeking methods to increase student learning and comprehension of classroom theory by integrating the students’ need of technology. Teaching industrial safety can often leave the instructor with a level of uncertainty as to whether the students have grasped concepts taught in ...