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Acuta Enews December 2001, Vol.30, No. 12 Dec 2001

Acuta Enews December 2001, Vol.30, No. 12

ACUTA Newsletters

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Michigan Tech Chooses Network Appliances

ACUTA Events

The "New Member Roundup"- Why It's Important

DC Update

ACUTA EVENTS

Mexico Dialing Pattern Change

Did the Lights Go Out? Events, Results, and Impacts

Board Report

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Fourth Quarter 2001 Web Sites to See

Welcome New Members

Positions Available


Acuta Enews November 2001, Vol.30, No. 11 Nov 2001

Acuta Enews November 2001, Vol.30, No. 11

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Tornado Strikes Maryland Campus

Thanks to Exhibitors for 2001

ACUTA Events

DC Update

IT Disasters Recovery Near the World Trade Center

Board Report

Business Continuity Planning in Higher Ed

Welcome New Members

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Acuta Enews October 2001, Vol.30, No. 10 Oct 2001

Acuta Enews October 2001, Vol.30, No. 10

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How Telecom Answered the Call

ACUTA EVENTS

New Member Roundup

DC Update

Board Report

Welcome New Members

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Acuta Enews September 2001, Vol.30, No. 9 Sep 2001

Acuta Enews September 2001, Vol.30, No. 9

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Conference Highlights

ACUTA EVENTS

DC Updates

Board Report

ACUTA Plans Audio Seminar on Taxes, Surcharges, and Fees

Welcome New Members

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Acuta Enews August 2001, Vol.30, No. 8 Aug 2001

Acuta Enews August 2001, Vol.30, No. 8

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Safety First at Section Hall

ACUTA Events

DC Update

Overheard on the Listserve: RF Interference on Campus

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Acuta Enews July 2001, Vol.30, No. 7 Jul 2001

Acuta Enews July 2001, Vol.30, No. 7

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Meet the 2001-02 Board

ACUTA Staff Changes

DC Update

Section 508 Sets New Standards

Board Report

FSO and Eye Safety

Welcome New Members

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Acuta Enews June 2001, Vol.30, No. 6 Jun 2001

Acuta Enews June 2001, Vol.30, No. 6

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History Goes Up in Flames

Web Conference on IP Video

DC Update

Cellular Tower Service Considerations

Disposable Cell Phones

Board Report

Welcome New Members

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Acuta Enews May 2001, Vol.30, No. 5 May 2001

Acuta Enews May 2001, Vol.30, No. 5

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ACUTA Leadership Awards

Assigned to EDUCASUE

DC Update

Overheard on the Listserve: LECs, CLECs, and Resale

Board Report

Welcome New Members

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Acuta Enews April 2001, Vol.30, No. 4 Apr 2001

Acuta Enews April 2001, Vol.30, No. 4

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International Rates Increasing

Guide to Developing Online Students Services

DC Update

Detariffing International Service

VIPs Visit Carnegie-Mellon

Board Report

Welcome New Members

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Acuta Enews March 2001, Vol.30, No. 3 Mar 2001

Acuta Enews March 2001, Vol.30, No. 3

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ACUTA Resource Library Is Growing

Spotlight on Volunteers

DC Update

Kent State Wins Network World Award

Overheard on the Listserve: Who Owns the Cable?

High Tech Short Takes

Welcome New Members

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Acuta Enews February 2001, Vol.30, No. 2 Feb 2001

Acuta Enews February 2001, Vol.30, No. 2

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Nominations Sought for Board of Directors

Spotlight on Volunteers

DC Update

A Portal Primer

Cellular Phones for Residence Halls?

Board Report

Welcome New Members

Positions Available


Acuta Enews January 2001, Vol.30, No. 1 Jan 2001

Acuta Enews January 2001, Vol.30, No. 1

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A Few Words for 2001

Spotlight on Volunteers

DC Update

Board Report

Welcome New Members

Positions Available


Guidelines For Using Process Mapping To Aid Improvement Efforts, Paul Savory, John R. Olson Jan 2001

Guidelines For Using Process Mapping To Aid Improvement Efforts, Paul Savory, John R. Olson

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

Process mapping is an easy-to-visualize method for people to analyze and agree on the most efficient routes for reengineering or improving a process. It aids in determining redundant tasks, uncovering hidden interactions between processes and people, and focusing on the processes that serve customers, improve quality, and generate income. This paper presents guidelines for using process mapping as an improvement tool. It is based on the authors’ experiences in aiding a variety of healthcare, service, and manufacturing companies.


Combining Activity-Based Costing With The Simulation Of A Cellular Manufacturing System, Paul Savory, Robert Williams, Rodney Rassmuseun Jan 2001

Combining Activity-Based Costing With The Simulation Of A Cellular Manufacturing System, Paul Savory, Robert Williams, Rodney Rassmuseun

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

This paper presents an integrated simulation and activity-based management approach for determining the best sequencing scheme for processing a part family through a manufacturing cell. The integration is illustrated on a loop or U-shaped manufacturing cell and a part family consisting of four part types (A, B, C, and D). Production requirements for the cell demand that part batches be processed one type at a time. For example, all part A’s are processed until weekly demand is met, then part B’s, etc. The objective of this example is to determine the best part sequence (e.g., ABCD, DCBA ...


Combining Activity-Based Costing With The Simulation Of A Cellular Manufacturing System, Paul Savory, Robert Williams, Rodney Rassmuseun Jan 2001

Combining Activity-Based Costing With The Simulation Of A Cellular Manufacturing System, Paul Savory, Robert Williams, Rodney Rassmuseun

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

Discrete-event simulation is one of the most effective techniques for analyzing a manufacturing system. Unfortunately, little attention is given to using simulation models to estimate the economic impact of a proposed system configuration. This paper defines how activity-based costing (ABC) concepts can be incorporated into a discrete-event simulation model. Special emphasis is on demonstrating how decision making can be aided by having the simulation create a detailed “Bill of Activity” describing costs associated with manufacturing a part. The integration of ABC and simulation is illustrated by evaluating the impact of a proposed manufacturing cell configuration. The additional costing information aids ...


The Effects Of Multitasking On Quality Inspection In Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Jose A. Pesante, Robert C. Williges, Jeffrey C. Woldstad Jan 2001

The Effects Of Multitasking On Quality Inspection In Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Jose A. Pesante, Robert C. Williges, Jeffrey C. Woldstad

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

Although the industrial quality inspection task has been extensively studied, the effect of multitasking on the performance of the operator in a hybrid inspection system is still unknown. The experiment described in this article compared the quality inspection performance for participants performing a single task, 3 multiple tasks, and 5 multiple tasks. The results of this research indicate that the performance of the operator in the quality inspection task while multitasking in an advanced manufacturing system will be determined by the interaction between the number of different types of defects that can be presented at the same time in the ...


Biofeedback Via Telehealth: A New Frontier For Applied Psychophysiology, Raymond A. Folen, Larry C. James, Jay E. Earles, Frank Andrasik Jan 2001

Biofeedback Via Telehealth: A New Frontier For Applied Psychophysiology, Raymond A. Folen, Larry C. James, Jay E. Earles, Frank Andrasik

US Army Research

Psychophysiological diagnostic and therapeutic methods, to include biofeedback, have been found to be empirically effective in the treatment of a variety of physical disorders. In many areas of the country, however, certified biofeedback practitioners are not well distributed, limiting patient access to this treatment modality. Psychologists at Tripler Army Medical Center have pioneered efforts to develop and provide these needed services via a telehealth venue. Such capability significantly improves access to care, particularly for patient’s located at considerable distance from the provider. As the telecommunications infrastructure in rural and remote areas is often quite basic, such a system must ...


Benchmarking In Heatlh Care Foodservice Operations, J.J. Reagon, C.M. Bedmar, M. Worley Jan 2001

Benchmarking In Heatlh Care Foodservice Operations, J.J. Reagon, C.M. Bedmar, M. Worley

US Army Research

A questionnaire focusing on benchmarking measures and practices was developed and pilot tested with 22 foodservice directors at healthcare facilities. A revised questionnaire was mailed nationwide to 200 members of the American Society of Healthcare Foodservice Administrators and 200 members of the American Dietetic Association Practice Group, Management in Food and Nutrition Systems. The 111 respondents (28% response rate) included mostly self-operating foodservice directors using conventional production systems at facilities with an average of 300 patient beds. Nearly all used some type of benchmarking; however, only 28 facilities were benchmarking clinical productivity. Eighty-eight directors had used a benchmarking partner. Most ...


Child Emotional Maltreatment: A 2-Year Study Of Us Army Cases, Linda K. Jellen, James E. Mccarroll, Laurie E. Thayer Jan 2001

Child Emotional Maltreatment: A 2-Year Study Of Us Army Cases, Linda K. Jellen, James E. Mccarroll, Laurie E. Thayer

US Army Research

Objective: Reports of childhood emotional maltreatment have increased greatly over the past decade. The objective of this research was to determine the types of emotional maltreatment substantiated in a community of US Army families residing temporarily in Germany. Such a description may help to improve the understanding of how a jurisdictional body defines emotional maltreatment in day-to-day practice.
Method: Data were obtained from a review of the minutes of case review committees (CRCs) for 181 cases of child emotional abuse in 1997–1998. We determined the type, number, and severity of incidents, the substantiation rate, and the situations to which ...


Manipulating Dna Conformation Using Intertwined Conducting Polymer Chains, Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Wei Liu, Jayant Kumar, Sukant K. Tripathy, Ferdinando F. Bruno, Lynne A. Samuelson Jan 2001

Manipulating Dna Conformation Using Intertwined Conducting Polymer Chains, Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Wei Liu, Jayant Kumar, Sukant K. Tripathy, Ferdinando F. Bruno, Lynne A. Samuelson

US Army Research

In the field of inherently conducting polymers, polyaniline (Pani) has elicited tremendous interest due to its promising electrical properties and unique redox tunability. Synthetic routes involving the use of polyelectrolytes have significantly improved the processability of polyaniline. Recently, a template guided synthesis catalyzed by an enzyme, horseradish peroxidase (HRP), has provided a means of polymerizing aniline under milder pH conditions (pH 4.3) and subsequently widened the choice of templates to more delicate biological macromolecules. Here we report a strategy that exploits the inherent molecular order as well as the polyelectrolyte behavior of DNA to enzymatically synthesize and biologically assemble ...