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Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2008

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• The Cultural Site Stewardship Program reports the first decrease in reported cultural site impacts since program inception.

• Total cultural site stewards trained is 382 for 2008 calendar-year-end.

• Two new Regional Coordinators assigned to Sloan and Eldorado Valley.


Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering October 1 – December 31, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2008

Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering October 1 – December 31, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • The number of records in the volunteer database increased 8% over last quarter. The database now contains 6,431 records.
  • Website activity increased, recording an average of 56,013 hits per month, an increase of 6% from last quarter, with an average of 5,211 pages viewed per month.
  • Volunteer fall training has been completed.
  • Three National Public Land Day and National Family Events have been completed.
  • Two hundred and five people attended the Volunteer Recognition Event.


The Environmental And Economic Benefits Of Highway Access Management: A Multivariate Analysis Using System Dynamics, Dan Andersen Dec 2008

The Environmental And Economic Benefits Of Highway Access Management: A Multivariate Analysis Using System Dynamics, Dan Andersen

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Better management of highway operations can be achieved, in part, by controlling vehicular access to adjacent properties and cross streets. This tactic, referred to as access management, has proven safety and operational benefits. However, doubts remain regarding its environmental and economic benefits.

I hypothesize that one environmental indicator, carbon emissions, will decrease with proper access management. Controlling access increases the speed at which vehicles travel, improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. My hypothesis relative to financial impacts is that access management will neither help nor harm businesses. Controlling access can reduce travel time which has the effect of increasing ...


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell Dec 2008

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


I Found Goffman Talented, Original, Rewarding To Read, But Basically Problematic, Victor Lidz Dec 2008

I Found Goffman Talented, Original, Rewarding To Read, But Basically Problematic, Victor Lidz

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. Victor Lidz, Professor of Sociology at the Hahnemann University, wrote this memoir at the invitation of Dmitri Shalin and gave his approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives.


Camping: A Positive Developmental Context For Youth With Disabilities/Serious Illness, Christopher T. Troxell Dec 2008

Camping: A Positive Developmental Context For Youth With Disabilities/Serious Illness, Christopher T. Troxell

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The paper will examine how elements of youth development can enhance the camp experience, so that new camps for youth with disabilities and/or serious illness, such as Flying Horse Farms, can start with a solid knowledge base of what works and why it works. Also, even though the paper is geared toward these specific types of camps, part of its recommendation could be modified to fit the purpose of any camp.


Bibliolinking: An Adaptation Of Bibliotherapy For University Students In Transition, K. M. Becker, D. Pehrsson, P. S. Mcmillen Dec 2008

Bibliolinking: An Adaptation Of Bibliotherapy For University Students In Transition, K. M. Becker, D. Pehrsson, P. S. Mcmillen

Library Faculty Publications

A team composed of one student and two faculty members worked in concert to develop and evaluate a training model for personnel who work with university students in transition. This model utilizes “Bibliolinking” (a newly coined word developed during this research) which is an adaptation of bibliotherapy. The primary purpose for using Bibliolinking is to establish and nourish relationships among Resident Assistants (RAs) and student residents (SRs) via a shared experience with a text such as a novel, short story, article or self-help book. Although, RAs play an important, often counselor-like role, they receive no or little formal preparation for ...


Having Been Goffman's Student I Am Drawn To Voltaire’S Dictum, "To The Living We Owe Respect, To The Dead We Owe Only The Truth", Sherri Cavan Nov 2008

Having Been Goffman's Student I Am Drawn To Voltaire’S Dictum, "To The Living We Owe Respect, To The Dead We Owe Only The Truth", Sherri Cavan

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with Sherri Cavan, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the San Francisco State University, was recorded over the phone on November 30, 2008. Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, after which Dr. Cavan edited the transcripts and gave her approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information and additional materials inserted during the editing process appear in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”. The interviewer’s questions are shortened in several places.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Eviatar Zerubavel About Erving Goffman Entitled "Studying With Erving Goffman", Eviatar Zerubavel Nov 2008

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Eviatar Zerubavel About Erving Goffman Entitled "Studying With Erving Goffman", Eviatar Zerubavel

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with Eviatar Zerubavel, Board of Governors Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, was recorded on August 2, 2008, during the ASA meeting in Boston. After Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, Dr. Zerubavel corrected the transcript and gave his approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information appears in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”. The interviewer’s questions are shortened in several places.


Remembering Gregory Stone, David Franks Nov 2008

Remembering Gregory Stone, David Franks

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with David Franks, professor emeritus of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, was recorded at the ASA meeting in Boston on August 2, 2008. Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, after which Dr. Franks corrected the transcripts and gave his approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information appears in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”. The interviewer’s questions are shortened in several places.


Then Maurice Janowitz Came Over And Said To Goffman, “Cut It Out, Erving”, Jeffrey Goldfarb Nov 2008

Then Maurice Janowitz Came Over And Said To Goffman, “Cut It Out, Erving”, Jeffrey Goldfarb

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with Jeffrey Goldfarb, professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research, was recorded at the ASA meeting in Boston on August 3, 2008. Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, after which Dr. Goldfarb corrected the transcripts and gave his approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information appears in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”. The interviewer’s questions are shortened in several places.


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Rodney Stark About Erving Goffman Entitled "Goffman Was Trying To Get Away With The Descriptions Of Those Fairly Sane People As He Laid Out His Notion Of Mental Illness", Rodney Stark Nov 2008

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Rodney Stark About Erving Goffman Entitled "Goffman Was Trying To Get Away With The Descriptions Of Those Fairly Sane People As He Laid Out His Notion Of Mental Illness", Rodney Stark

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with Rodney Stark, Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Co- Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, was recorded over the phone on November 25, 2008. Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, after which Dr. Stark edited the transcripts and gave his approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information appears in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”. The interviewer’s questions are shortened in several places.


Modeling Natural Resources Scarcity And Proverty Effects On Fertility In Honduras, Nepal, And Tanzania, Ayoub Shaban Ayoub Nov 2008

Modeling Natural Resources Scarcity And Proverty Effects On Fertility In Honduras, Nepal, And Tanzania, Ayoub Shaban Ayoub

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This dissertation examines whether the vicious circle theory applies in three developing countries characterized by high population growth. According to the vicious circle theory, natural resource scarcity coupled with poverty leads to population growth via positive effects on fertility particularly in rural areas of developing countries. Population growth then leads to a further increase in natural resource scarcity, creating a "feedback loop." This is the first study to use micro-level data to test and control for endogeneity using a two-stage Probit model (IVPROBIT). The existing literature has largely failed to address endogeneity in the relationship between natural resource scarcity and ...


Losing Erv, I Recognized, Would Be A Severe Blow To The Department, Charles Glock Nov 2008

Losing Erv, I Recognized, Would Be A Severe Blow To The Department, Charles Glock

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Charles Glock is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He chaired the department in 1968-1969 and 1970-1972. Herbert Blumer chaired the department in 1952-1958 and 1969-1970. Erving Goffman taught at Berkeley in 1958-1968. Dr. Glock gave his approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives


Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Tony Allen, Karen Sharp, Mamie Peers, Cate Weeks Nov 2008

Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Tony Allen, Karen Sharp, Mamie Peers, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Widowhood And The End Of Spousal Caregiving: Wear And Tear Or Relief?, Jennifer Reid Keene, Anastasia H. Prokos Nov 2008

Widowhood And The End Of Spousal Caregiving: Wear And Tear Or Relief?, Jennifer Reid Keene, Anastasia H. Prokos

Sociology Faculty Publications

This paper analyses the impact of spousal care-giving on survivors’ depressive symptoms six months into widowhood, and examines the applicability of a ‘ relief model’ of spousal adjustment during bereavement. We examine several aspects of the care-giving situation, including care-giver stress, care-giving demands, and type and duration of care and how these affect survivors’ depressive symptomatology. The sample is drawn from two waves of the Changing Lives of Older Couples (CLOC) survey, which was conducted in the United States in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, Michigan. The first wave of data was collected from couples and the second from the surviving spouse ...


Memorial Hall Museum Online: American Centuries., Tom D. Sommer Nov 2008

Memorial Hall Museum Online: American Centuries., Tom D. Sommer

Library Faculty Publications

If you are researching the history of New England online, the Memorial Hall Museum’s American Centuries site is a valuable place to start. It is geared toward educators and elementary through high school students, providing users access to primary sources and interactive activities from the Memorial Hall Museum in Old Deerfield, Massachusetts.


Bryson’S Dictionary For Writers And Editors, Priscilla Finley Nov 2008

Bryson’S Dictionary For Writers And Editors, Priscilla Finley

Library Faculty Publications

This update to Bryson's Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors (1991) lists and glosses selected proper nouns, frequently confused words, and anomalies of written usage that are likely to draw the attention of copy editors.


"Erving Needs A Pee. . . ", Robert Dingwall Oct 2008

"Erving Needs A Pee. . . ", Robert Dingwall

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with Robert Dingwall, Professor and Director of the Institute for Science and Society at the University of Nottingham, was recorded on August 3, 2008, during the ADSA meeting in Boston. A group of sociologists assembled in the hallway was reminiscing about Goffman when Robert Dingwall volunteered this story and agreed to have it recorded. After Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, Dr. Dingwall corrected the transcript and gave his approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives. Supplementary information appears in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text as “[?]”. The interviewer ...


Dmitri Shalin Interview With Calvin Morrill About Erving Goffman Entitled "Turns Out Goffman Had Been Observing Students The Whole Time And Used The Notes He Had Taken While Observing Their Behavior", Calvin Morrill Oct 2008

Dmitri Shalin Interview With Calvin Morrill About Erving Goffman Entitled "Turns Out Goffman Had Been Observing Students The Whole Time And Used The Notes He Had Taken While Observing Their Behavior", Calvin Morrill

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

This interview with Calvin Morrill, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, was recorded on August 3, 2008, during the ASA meeting in Boston. A group of sociologists assembled in the hallway was reminiscing about Goffman when Calvin Morrill volunteered this story and agreed to have it recorded. After Dmitri Shalin transcribed the interview, Dr. Morrill corrected the transcript and gave his approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives.. Breaks in the conversation flow are indicated by ellipses. Supplementary information appears in square brackets. Undecipherable words and unclear passages are identified in the text ...


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 5, 2008 – October 5, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Oct 2008

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 5, 2008 – October 5, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

• Take Pride in America in Southern Nevada wins national Take Pride in America Award for best state program and Senate recognition

• Zia Engineering begins work on Recycling Plan

• Name the Mascot contest drawing interest and support

• Dumping and litter prevention information for Northern Nevada added to web site

• Three events conducted this quarter

• Team reaches milestone of 60 events since inception

• Agreement with Spring Mountain Youth Camp finalized


Connections Newsletter Fall 2008 Oct 2008

Connections Newsletter Fall 2008

Connections Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Performance Audit Of Nevada’S Child Welfare System Final Report For The Legislative Counsel Bureau Audit Division Pursuant To A.B. 629, Nevada Institute For Children’S Research And Policy, Unlv School Of Social Work, Unlv Boyd School Of Law Oct 2008

Performance Audit Of Nevada’S Child Welfare System Final Report For The Legislative Counsel Bureau Audit Division Pursuant To A.B. 629, Nevada Institute For Children’S Research And Policy, Unlv School Of Social Work, Unlv Boyd School Of Law

Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy Reports

Assembly Bill 629 of the 2007 Nevada Legislature mandated that a performance audit of Nevada’s child welfare agencies be conducted. This legislation was passed in response to documented concerns regarding the appropriate provision of services by the agencies, including inconsistent data and multiple safety issues. The UNLV Research Team comprised of staff from the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy, the School of Social Work and the William S. Boyd School of Law was hired by the state to conduct the audit. The purpose of the findings and recommendations of this audit are to assist in improving ...


Contract Management: A P.A. Education For Boundary Managers., M. Ernita Joaquin Oct 2008

Contract Management: A P.A. Education For Boundary Managers., M. Ernita Joaquin

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

Graduates of public administration programs might reasonably be expected to accurately spell out, even in their sleep, POSDCoRB. After all, it was Luther Gulick's rock-hewn formulation of the skills involved in public administration, circa 1937. Almost seven decades later, in their book Governing by Network, Stephen Goldsmith and William Eggers called for a
cultural transformation in the way we build capacity in the public sector, and, as I see it, crafting a new POSDCoRB for our time.


Unlv Magazine, Holly Ivy De Vore, Tony Allen, Barbara Cloud, Erin O'Donnell, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Gian Galassi, Michelle Mouton, Afsha Bawany, Shane Bevell Oct 2008

Unlv Magazine, Holly Ivy De Vore, Tony Allen, Barbara Cloud, Erin O'Donnell, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Gian Galassi, Michelle Mouton, Afsha Bawany, Shane Bevell

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Interagency Science And Research: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2008

Interagency Science And Research: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Interagency Science and Research Strategy

  • The major focus this quarter has been on completing a draft of the SNAP Science and Research Strategy and distributing it for internal and external review.


Archaeological Inventory, Site Assessment, And Data Management, Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Lame) And Parashant National Monument (Para), Annual Report For 2008, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2008

Archaeological Inventory, Site Assessment, And Data Management, Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Lame) And Parashant National Monument (Para), Annual Report For 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Archaeology

This cooperative task agreement was awarded to the Public Lands Institute (PLI) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) on October 1, 2006, with the term ending on February 17, 2009, as modified. The following information constitutes an annual report for all of the major activities performed during the second year of this agreement. In addition, a brief summary of all work performed for each project in the agreement between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008 is presented. Other important tasks or activities associated with this agreement, but not identified under any specific project, are also summarized.

Executive ...


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2008

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• The Cultural Site Stewardship Program has now enrolled 376 site stewards

• One training class was held this quarter that adding 12 new volunteers.

• The stewardship had an annual growth of 17.5% during the fiscal year 2008.

• Site Stewards reported 83 significant site impacts in 2008 compared with 63 during the same period last year.


Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 1- September 30, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2008

Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 1- September 30, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • The number of records in the volunteer database increased 10% since June, 2008. The database now contains 5,706 records.
  • Website activity decreased, recording an average of 48,361 hits per month, a decrease of 28% from last quarter, with an average of 4,925 pages viewed per month.
  • Fall volunteer training has been scheduled.
  • Fall events have been scheduled.


The Musician's Black Box: The Psychobiological Factors Of Stage "Fright", Adina Mornell Sep 2008

The Musician's Black Box: The Psychobiological Factors Of Stage "Fright", Adina Mornell

Faculty Recitals

No abstract provided.