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Culture And Prosperity: The Truth About Markets—Why Some Nations Are Rich But Most Remain Poor (Book Review), Jonathan B. Wight Dec 2004

Culture And Prosperity: The Truth About Markets—Why Some Nations Are Rich But Most Remain Poor (Book Review), Jonathan B. Wight

Economics Faculty Publications

John Kay’s latest book offers an absorbing romp through the history of economic thought in the 20th century. Kay attempts to explain the complex reality of a modern market system rather than resorting to simplistic theorizing about it. Gone are perfectly rational traders, perfectly competitive markets, incentive compatibilities, low transaction costs, informational symmetries, and no externalities. Kay highlights problems and problem solving as the ubiquitous and historical strata through which markets in the West evolved.


Children's Understanding Of Television Advertising: A Revisit In The Chinese Context, Kara Chan, James U Mcneal Dec 2004

Children's Understanding Of Television Advertising: A Revisit In The Chinese Context, Kara Chan, James U Mcneal

Department of Communication Studies Journal Articles

The authors conducted a survey of 1,758 elementary school children (6-14 years old) from December 2001, to March 2002, in 3 Chinese cities with different levels of television advertising. The authors used D. R. John's (1999) model of consumer socialization as the theoretical framework for their study. More than half of the children whom the authors interviewed were able to understand that television stations broadcast commercials to earn money. Their understanding of the purposes of television commercials and the persuasive intention of television commercials developed with age. The authors examined the influence of gender, level of advertising, and ...


Cetacean Brain Evolution: Multiplication Generates Complexity, Lori Marino Dec 2004

Cetacean Brain Evolution: Multiplication Generates Complexity, Lori Marino

Anatomy Collection

Over the past 55-60 million years cetacean (dolphin, whale, and porpoise) brains have become hyperexpanded so that modern cetacean encephalization levels are second only to modern humans. At the same time, brain expansion proceeded along very different lines than in other large-brained mammals so that substantial differences between modern cetacean brains and other mammalian brains exist at every level of brain organization. Perhaps the most profound difference between cetacean and other mammalian brains is in the architecture of the neocortex. Cetaceans possess a unique underlying neocortical organizational scheme that is particularly intriguing in light of the fact that cetaceans exhibit ...


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2004

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

A list of cultural sites unique to each of the four agencies is in the process of being compiled by the project manager. The first round, currently numbering more than 300 sites, is being defined in general categories by location and urgency for attention. Additions, refinements, and corrections will be ongoing.

Trainers for Nevada Heritage Site Stewardship were questioned in order to begin tailoring operating procedures for CSSP recruitment and training.


Cooperative Conservation - Interagency Volunteer Program Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending December 31, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2004

Cooperative Conservation - Interagency Volunteer Program Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending December 31, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

Collaboration with Interagency Team

During the third quarter, the interagency volunteer team and university representatives have held several meetings to continue progress on the Interagency Volunteer Program (IVP). At the beginning of October, candidates for the project manager position were interviewed by the university search committee, followed by interviews with the interagency team on October 6, 2004. After two finalists were identified, reference checks were made and the university and team recommended to the federal managers that Ms. Donna Grady be hired. Ms. Grady’s first day on the job was December 1, 2004. In the interim, Nancy Flagg, Public ...


Bowl Games, Peyton Manning, Reggie White, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2004

Bowl Games, Peyton Manning, Reggie White, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

It seems to me that the parade of bowl games has become endless. It's as if there has been some creeping growth over the past several years forming bowl games in the same way kudzu expands on its own in warm humid climates. What once was the Twelve Nights of Bowl Games has turned into the National Football Coaches Bowl Game Telethon sponsored by the National Association of Insomniacs.


Management Practices In A Profitable South Dakota Beef Cow-Calf Operation: A Case Study, Carol J. Cumber, Jill Pravatiner Dec 2004

Management Practices In A Profitable South Dakota Beef Cow-Calf Operation: A Case Study, Carol J. Cumber, Jill Pravatiner

Economics Commentator

No abstract provided.


Systematics Of Dirca (Thymelaeaceae) Based On Its Sequences And Issr Polymorphisms, James A. Schrader, William R. Graves Dec 2004

Systematics Of Dirca (Thymelaeaceae) Based On Its Sequences And Issr Polymorphisms, James A. Schrader, William R. Graves

Horticulture Publications

The genus Dirca consists of three disjunct species of shrubs. Dirca palustris is found in the eastern United States and adjacent Canada; D, occidcntahs is Umited to six counties near the San Francisco Bay in California; and the recently discovered D, mcxicana is known from one isolated population in northeastern Mexico. The three species have been described and classified according to morphological characters, but the morphological evidence does not provide a clear assessment of the relationships among the species. Morphologically D. mexicana most closely resembles D. occidenlalis., but known biogeographical trends raise doubt regarding how the three species are interrelated ...


Ddasaccident520, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Dec 2004

Ddasaccident520, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

Global CWD Repository

Details of this accident have been withheld by the demining NGO that employed the Victim. A spreadsheet including the Victim’s name and very brief details of the accident was made available in 2007. Some details can be inferred from the information released. For example, the limited injury implies that the victim’s PPE was being worn in the correct manner.


Affirmative Action, Cuban Style, Fitzhugh Mullan Dec 2004

Affirmative Action, Cuban Style, Fitzhugh Mullan

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

Twenty-five percent of the U.S. population is black, Hispanic, or Native American, whereas only 6.1 percent of the nation’s physicians come from these backgrounds. Students from these minority groups simply don’t get into medical school as often as their majority peers, which results in a scarcity of minority physicians. This inequity translates into suffering and death, as documented by the Institute of Medicine. Poorer health outcomes in minority populations have been linked to lack of access to care, lower rates of therapeutic procedures, and language barriers. Since physicians from minority groups practice disproportionately in minority communities ...


Grand Valley Forum, Volume 029, Number 21, December 20, 2004, Grand Valley State University Dec 2004

Grand Valley Forum, Volume 029, Number 21, December 20, 2004, Grand Valley State University

2004-2005, Volume 29

Grand Valley Forum is Grand Valley State's faculty and staff newsletter, published from 1976 to the present.


Intranasal Vaccination With Streptococcal Fibronectin Binding Protein Sfb1 Fails To Prevent Growth And Dissemination Of Streptococcus Pyogenes In A Murine Skin Infection Model, Jason D. Mcarthur, E. Medina, J. Chin, B. J. Currie, K. S. Sriprakash, S. R. Talay, G. S. Chhatwal, Mark J. Walker Dec 2004

Intranasal Vaccination With Streptococcal Fibronectin Binding Protein Sfb1 Fails To Prevent Growth And Dissemination Of Streptococcus Pyogenes In A Murine Skin Infection Model, Jason D. Mcarthur, E. Medina, J. Chin, B. J. Currie, K. S. Sriprakash, S. R. Talay, G. S. Chhatwal, Mark J. Walker

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Fibronectin binding protein F1 (Sfb1) of Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus [GAS]) is a well-characterized adhesin that has been shown to induce protection in mice against a lethal intranasal GAS challenge after intranasal immunization with cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) as adjuvant. With a murine skin infection model, we have shown that Sfb1/CTB vaccination neither elicits opsonizing antibodies nor prevents systemic bacterial growth and dissemination to internal organs after a subcutaneous GAS challenge. These results indicate that an Sfb1-based vaccine should be complemented with additional protective antigens in order to be used in areas such as the tropical north ...


The Social And Economic Costs Of Employee Misclassification In Construction [Massachusetts Report], Françoise Carré, Randall Wilson Dec 2004

The Social And Economic Costs Of Employee Misclassification In Construction [Massachusetts Report], Françoise Carré, Randall Wilson

Center for Social Policy Publications

With this study, a cross disciplinary team of the Center for Construction Policy Research has taken a first and significant step in documenting employee misclassification in the Massachusetts construction industry. This report documents the dimensions of misclassification and its implications for tax collection and worker compensation insurance.

Misclassification occurs when employers treat workers who would otherwise be waged or salaried employees as independent contractors (self employed). Or as one report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor put it, misclassification occurs “when workers (who should be) getting W-2 forms for income tax filing instead receive 1099- Miscellaneous Income forms.”


Examining The Health Care Safety Net In The Portland Area, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Dec 2004

Examining The Health Care Safety Net In The Portland Area, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sfx But Were Afraid To Ask, Wendy C Robertson, Paul A Soderdahl Dec 2004

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sfx But Were Afraid To Ask, Wendy C Robertson, Paul A Soderdahl

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Link resolvers, including Ex Libris’ SFX, use OpenURL to provide library patrons with context-sensitive links, such as the ability to move quickly from a citation in an abstracting and indexing database to the full text. In SFX, information for determining the appropriate links is maintained in the knowledge base, which contains details about a library’s electronic holdings and other information about electronic information resources. This article describes SFX functionality, what the service looks like from a patron’s point of view, and how it can be of particular assistance to a serials librarian.


Lack Of Diversity In College Sports Leadership, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2004

Lack Of Diversity In College Sports Leadership, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

It was a month ago that my colleagues at the University of Central Florida in the Institute for the Study of Diversity and Ethics in Sport issued a fascinating report on the lack of diversity in leadership positions in Higher Education. One of the conclusions of the study is that this lack of diversity may contribute to the same lack of diversity in Division I Football Head Coaching positions. The conclusion seems more than likely, indeed even self-evident.


Lake Mcconaughy: Who Gets The Water?*, J. David Aiken Dec 2004

Lake Mcconaughy: Who Gets The Water?*, J. David Aiken

Cornhusker Economics

Nebraska is in a drought of historic proportions. Because of this, water levels in Lake McConaughy near Ogallala are falling to near-record lows. This has led to an active debate regarding how water in McConaughy should be managed, and (in my opinion) unfair criticism of how the lake has been managed. This column takes a quick look at the water rights dimension of McConaughy water levels.


Responsible Leadership - The Ethic Of Right Behavior (Chicago), C. William Pollard Dec 2004

Responsible Leadership - The Ethic Of Right Behavior (Chicago), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at a 2004 Rotary One luncheon, Pollard calls on business leaders to run their organizations as moral communities oriented to the "development of human character."


Grand Valley Forum, Volume 029, Number 20, December 13, 2004, Grand Valley State University Dec 2004

Grand Valley Forum, Volume 029, Number 20, December 13, 2004, Grand Valley State University

2004-2005, Volume 29

Grand Valley Forum is Grand Valley State's faculty and staff newsletter, published from 1976 to the present.


United States Antitrust Policy In An Age Of Ip Expansion, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Dec 2004

United States Antitrust Policy In An Age Of Ip Expansion, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The idea that there is a tension between antitrust and the intellectual property laws is readily exaggerated. The tension that exists results mainly from our uncertainty about the optimal amount and scope of IP protection. In general, antitrust draws clearer lines than intellectual property law does, although one should not push the point too far. Antitrust policy as manifested in the courts has achieved a fair amount of consensus today. By contrast, deep uncertainty remains about fundamental questions concerning the socially optimal outcome of IP disputes. In addition, while the antitrust statutes are for the most part public regarding provisions ...


Local And Regional Policy Implications Of Agriculture's "Multifunctionality", Thomas L. Dobbs Dec 2004

Local And Regional Policy Implications Of Agriculture's "Multifunctionality", Thomas L. Dobbs

Economics Commentator

No abstract provided.


December 2004 - Staff Meeting Minutes Dec 2004

December 2004 - Staff Meeting Minutes

ALEC Committee Minutes

No abstract provided.


A Season Of Hope, C. William Pollard Dec 2004

A Season Of Hope, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Reflecting on how both Christians and Jews are "prisoners of hope" during Christmas and Hanukkah, Pollard offers his audience a hopeful vision of business, one in which management's servant leadership leads to a positive corporate ethos. Such leadership can, he argues, help to create organizations that are not just profit-driven but also morally conscious.


Nebraska Hospital Preparedness For Psychological Consequences Of Public Health Emergencies (Survey Results Summary), Denise Bulling Dec 2004

Nebraska Hospital Preparedness For Psychological Consequences Of Public Health Emergencies (Survey Results Summary), Denise Bulling

Publications of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center recently surveyed hospitals across Nebraska to evaluate behavioral health readiness in the event of a disaster, act of terrorism (including bioterrorism) or other mass-casualty incident. The survey also asked about hospitals’ ability to effectively coordinate with other emergency service providers, such as law enforcement, in the event of a critical incident.

Behavioral health readiness refers to a hospital’s capacity to effectively manage and respond to the psychological needs of patients, staff, and their families resulting from a large scale event or emergency. In many hospitals in Nebraska this capacity is not maintained ...


Lanthorn, Vol. 39, No. 17, December 9, 2004, Grand Valley State University Dec 2004

Lanthorn, Vol. 39, No. 17, December 9, 2004, Grand Valley State University

Volume 39, July 15, 2004 - June 16, 2005

Lanthorn is Grand Valley State's student newspaper, published from 1968 to the present.


2004 Volleyball Overall Individual Statistics, Cedarville University Dec 2004

2004 Volleyball Overall Individual Statistics, Cedarville University

Volleyball Statistics

No abstract provided.


Lacuny Cataloging Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2004, Lacuny Dec 2004

Lacuny Cataloging Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2004, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


The Philadelphia Story: A Guide To Service-Learning System Building, Kenny Holdsman, David Tuchmann Dec 2004

The Philadelphia Story: A Guide To Service-Learning System Building, Kenny Holdsman, David Tuchmann

Guides

In June 1998, the Board of Education of the School District of Philadelphia passed a resolution mandating that all students demonstrate citizenship competencies by completing a service-learning project for promotion to grades 5 and 9 and for high school graduation. This resolution, part of Children Achieving–– Philadelphia’s education reform plan––launched an initiative supporting service-learning practice on an unprecedented scale for one school district.

Four years later, the District had formed partnerships with over 250 community agencies, trained 2,400 teachers in the philosophy and methodology of service-learning, and leveraged approximately $20 million per year in financial and in-kind ...


Ua3/9/5 Pushing The Boundaries: Changing Roles & Expectations Of Institutions, Wku President's Office Dec 2004

Ua3/9/5 Pushing The Boundaries: Changing Roles & Expectations Of Institutions, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell regarding changes in higher education.


Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials, Mtas Dec 2004

Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials, Mtas

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A directory of Tennessee cities that includes personnel and municipal data, such as number of employees, population, charter form, size in square miles, and election date.