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"Brown On Brown": The Institutional Conditioning Of Racial Conflict In An Urban High School, Calvin Morrill, Michael Musheno, Cindy Bejarano, Christine Yalda, Madelaine Adelman Dec 2015

"Brown On Brown": The Institutional Conditioning Of Racial Conflict In An Urban High School, Calvin Morrill, Michael Musheno, Cindy Bejarano, Christine Yalda, Madelaine Adelman

Michael Musheno

No abstract provided.


Business Improvement Districts: The Case Of Municipal Management Districts In Houston. Paper/Presentation, Andrew Ewoh, Theophilus Herrington Sep 2015

Business Improvement Districts: The Case Of Municipal Management Districts In Houston. Paper/Presentation, Andrew Ewoh, Theophilus Herrington

THEOPHILUS HERRINGTON

No abstract provided.


"Brown On Brown": The Institutional Conditioning Of Racial Conflict In An Urban High School, Calvin Morrill, Michael Musheno, Cindy Bejarano, Christine Yalda, Madelaine Adelman Jul 2015

"Brown On Brown": The Institutional Conditioning Of Racial Conflict In An Urban High School, Calvin Morrill, Michael Musheno, Cindy Bejarano, Christine Yalda, Madelaine Adelman

Calvin Morrill

No abstract provided.


Eucharist And Dragon Fighting As Resistance: Against Commodity Fetishism And Scientism, Jeffery Nicholas Jul 2015

Eucharist And Dragon Fighting As Resistance: Against Commodity Fetishism And Scientism, Jeffery Nicholas

Jeffery Nicholas

This paper examines two practices – the Roman Catholic Practice of Eucharist and the game Dungeons and Dragons – to show how social critique can be mounted from within a practice. It begins by relating Alasdair MacIntyre’s notion of tradition to his earlier analysis of ideology and to the notion of ideology in general. The paper then tackles two dominant forms of ideology – Commodity Fetishism and Scientism – and shows how both Eucharist and Dungeons and Dragons promote critical thinking to resist those ideologies. In the process, it denies the Althusserian-Foucauldian analysis of ideology as mere materiality and defends a conception of ...


Going By The Book: Want To Improve Your Information Seeking And Management Skills? Ask Your Librarian, Marilia Antunez Dec 2014

Going By The Book: Want To Improve Your Information Seeking And Management Skills? Ask Your Librarian, Marilia Antunez

Marilia Y. Antunez, MLS, MA

As you embark on your career in communication disorders, take advantage of the many services and resources available at your university library.


From Parapro To Professional, Lori Gwinett, Rubye Cross, Trina Holloway Oct 2014

From Parapro To Professional, Lori Gwinett, Rubye Cross, Trina Holloway

Trina Holloway

What a difference a Library Science degree makes!


Houston Housing Authority And The Status Of Affordable Housing For Low Income Families. Paper/Presentation, Andrew Ewoh, Michael Adams Jun 2014

Houston Housing Authority And The Status Of Affordable Housing For Low Income Families. Paper/Presentation, Andrew Ewoh, Michael Adams

Michael O Adams

No abstract provided.


Aggregated Interdisciplinary Databases And The Needs Of Undergraduate Researchers, Barbara Fister, Amy Fry, Julie Gilbert Oct 2013

Aggregated Interdisciplinary Databases And The Needs Of Undergraduate Researchers, Barbara Fister, Amy Fry, Julie Gilbert

Amy Fry

After seeing growing frustration among inexperienced undergraduate researchers searching a popular aggregated interdisciplinary database, the authors questioned whether the leading interdisciplinary databases are serving undergraduates' needs. As a preliminary exploration of this question, the authors queried vendors, analyzed their marketing materials, surveyed librarians and students, and examined what titles were being downloaded at 14 liberal arts institutions. Although librarians are satisfied with these databases, and vendors intend to continue the trend of adding more content, actual usage patterns suggest that these databases are not serving the purpose one might expect. Librarians should learn more about user experiences in order to ...


Focus On The Future: Learning About Tomorrow's Students Today, Lisa Smith, Sonya Shepherd Aug 2013

Focus On The Future: Learning About Tomorrow's Students Today, Lisa Smith, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Estimating The Age Of Young Females: Do We See Children As Adults?, Steven Patrick, Robert Marsh Sep 2012

Estimating The Age Of Young Females: Do We See Children As Adults?, Steven Patrick, Robert Marsh

Robert L. Marsh

No abstract provided.


Goal Setting, Feedback, And Task Performance: A Laboratory Experiment, Trishita Mathew, Richard Hicks Jul 2011

Goal Setting, Feedback, And Task Performance: A Laboratory Experiment, Trishita Mathew, Richard Hicks

Richard Hicks

The present study investigated the effects of goal setting and feedback on task performance among university students. The study was conducted in two phases with a total of 80 participants. Locke and Latham’s (1990) goal setting theory states that assigning a specific and difficult goal and provision of feedback leads to higher performance. It was hypothesized that when assigned a specific, difficult goal on a complex task and (1) only provided with outcome feedback, higher performance would not result and (2) when provided with both outcome and process feedback, higher performance would result. A 2 x 2, between subjects ...


Ssrn As An Initial Revolution In Academic Knowledge Aggregation And Dissemination, David Bray, Sascha Vitzthum, Benn Konsynski Jan 2010

Ssrn As An Initial Revolution In Academic Knowledge Aggregation And Dissemination, David Bray, Sascha Vitzthum, Benn Konsynski

Sascha Vitzthum

Within this paper we consider our results of using the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) over a period of 18 months to distribute our working papers to the research community. Our experiences have been quite positive, with SSRN serving as a platform both to inform our colleagues about our research as well as inform us about related research (through email and telephoned conversations of colleagues who discovered our paper on SSRN). We then discuss potential future directions for SSRN to consider, and how SSRN might well represent an initial revolution in 21st century academic knowledge aggregation and dissemination. Our paper ...


Little Science Confronts The Data Deluge: Habitat Ecology, Embedded Sensor Networks, And Digital Libraries, Christine Borgman, Jillian Wallis, Noel Enyedy May 2009

Little Science Confronts The Data Deluge: Habitat Ecology, Embedded Sensor Networks, And Digital Libraries, Christine Borgman, Jillian Wallis, Noel Enyedy

Jillian C Wallis

e-Science promises to increase the pace of science via fast, distributed access to computational resources, analytical tools, and digital libraries. “Big science” fields such as physics and astronomy that collaborate around expensive instrumentation have constructed shared digital libraries to manage their data and documents, while “little science” research areas that gather data through hand-crafted fieldwork continue to manage their data locally. As habitat ecology researchers begin to deploy embedded sensor networks, they are confronting an array of challenges in capturing, organizing, and managing large amounts of data. The scientists and their partners in computer science and engineering make use of ...


The 4 X 4 Semantic Model: Exploiting Data, Functional, Non-Functional And Execution Semantics Across Business Process, Workflow, Partner Services And Middleware Services Tiers, Amit P. Sheth, Karthik Gomadam Dec 2008

The 4 X 4 Semantic Model: Exploiting Data, Functional, Non-Functional And Execution Semantics Across Business Process, Workflow, Partner Services And Middleware Services Tiers, Amit P. Sheth, Karthik Gomadam

Kno.e.sis Publications

Business processes in the global environment increasingly encompass multiple partners and complex, rapidly changing requirements. In this context it is critical that strategic business objectives align with and map accurately to systems that support flexible and dynamic business processes. To support the demanding requirements of global business processes, we propose a comprehensive, unifying 4 X 4 Semantic Model that uses Semantic Templates to link four tiers of implementation with four types of semantics. The four tiers are the Business Process Tier, the Workflow Enactment Tier, the Partner Services Tier, and the Middleware Services Tier. The four types of semantics are ...


Automatic Reaction To A Chemical Event Detected By A Low-Cost Wireless Chemical Sensing Network, Stephen Beirne, King Tong Lau, Brian Corcoran, Dermot Diamond Dec 2008

Automatic Reaction To A Chemical Event Detected By A Low-Cost Wireless Chemical Sensing Network, Stephen Beirne, King Tong Lau, Brian Corcoran, Dermot Diamond

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

A test-scale wireless chemical sensor network (WCSN) has been deployed within a controlled Environmental Chamber (EC). The combined signals from the WCSN were used to initiate a controllable response to the detected chemical event. When a particular sensor response pattern was obtained, a purging cycle was initiated. Sensor data were continuously checked against user-defined action limits, to determine if a chemical event had occurred. An acidic contaminant was used to demonstrate the response of the sensor network. Once the acid plume was simultaneously detected by a number of wireless chemical sensor nodes, an automatic response action, which was the purging ...


Five Stylish Recent Books Dec 2008

Five Stylish Recent Books

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

As New Year’s is often a time of glitz and glamour (and last-minute holiday giving), we thought we would feature a few books that often include text with smart things to say, but would also be worth getting just for the pictures.

1. Lynn Pan’s Shanghai Style: Art and Design Between the Wars

An examination of the polyglot artistic influences in early twentieth century Shanghai, by one of the city’s acute observers.

2. Claire Roberts and Geremie R. Barme eds.,The Great Wall of China

This book features essays by many scholars about the varied history and ...


Winona Currents Annual Report 2008, University Advancement - Winona State University Dec 2008

Winona Currents Annual Report 2008, University Advancement - Winona State University

Winona Currents

Winona Currents Annual Report for 2008.


Open Records: A Guide For Municipal Officials (2008), Josh Jones Dec 2008

Open Records: A Guide For Municipal Officials (2008), Josh Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This guide summarizes Tennessee’s open records laws as of October 2008 and includes practical applications for municipal officials and employees.


Water And Wastewater Management (2008), Steve Wyatt, Brett Ward Dec 2008

Water And Wastewater Management (2008), Steve Wyatt, Brett Ward

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

The purpose of this manual is to provide a resource for both new and experienced water board members and municipal officials who have little or no formal training for the job.


It's A Blessing, Douglas E. Abrams Dec 2008

It's A Blessing, Douglas E. Abrams

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Untying The Gordian Knot: A Proposal For Determining Applicability Of The Laws Of War To The War On Terror, Geoffery S. Corn, Eric Talbot Jensen Dec 2008

Untying The Gordian Knot: A Proposal For Determining Applicability Of The Laws Of War To The War On Terror, Geoffery S. Corn, Eric Talbot Jensen

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


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.


Reference Database Usage Statistics 2007-2008 Dec 2008

Reference Database Usage Statistics 2007-2008

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Statistics on the use of online reference databases at the University of Rhode Island during the period from July 2007 through June 2008. Includes COUNTER-compliant data on sessions, searches, turnaways, full text articles downloaded, cost per search, and other metrics.


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.


Special Issue Editors' Notes, Daniel W. Phillips Iii, Steven F. Hundersmarck Dec 2008

Special Issue Editors' Notes, Daniel W. Phillips Iii, Steven F. Hundersmarck

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Special Issue Editors' Notes


Toward A Rural Critical Criminology, Joseph F. Donnermeyer, Walter Dekeseredy Dec 2008

Toward A Rural Critical Criminology, Joseph F. Donnermeyer, Walter Dekeseredy

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

A review of the extant literature reveals a recent growth in critical criminological analyses of rural crime and societal reactions to it. Nevertheless, rural critical criminology is still in a state of infancy and requires much more development. Thus, heavily influenced by Taylor, Walton, and Young’s(1973) path-breaking book The New Criminology and by research on woman abuse in rural communities, the main objective of this article, then, is twofold: (1) to describe the key reasons for a more fully developed rural critical criminology and (2) to outline some of its key elements. Also included in this article is ...


Illegal Dumping: Large And Small Scale Littering In Rural Kentucky, Kenneth D. Tunnell Dec 2008

Illegal Dumping: Large And Small Scale Littering In Rural Kentucky, Kenneth D. Tunnell

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Illegal dumping, a social problem greatly affecting some rural states, occurs at both the large and small scale as open dump sites and roadside trash. Focusing on Kentucky, a rural state without mandatory trash pickup and a per capita income below and a poverty rate above the national average, this photo essay describes the dumping and littering problem. As is shown, legislative and executive initiatives have made some inroads in large-scale clean up. Some local governments, however, appear apathetic about addressing illegal dumping in their own communities. Kentucky’s litter problem is showing few signs of improvement and roadside littering ...


The Game Of Wardens And Poachers, Craig J. Forsyth Dec 2008

The Game Of Wardens And Poachers, Craig J. Forsyth

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

This paper is a descriptive analysis of the main aspect of the job of game wardens, the apprehension of poachers. Based on data from interviews with 62 game wardens the author describes the actions of game wardens in attempting to enforce wildlife conservation laws. Extensive quotations from interviews with game wardens are presented. The analysis is focused around their responses to guiding questions regarding the probability of apprehension of poachers. These include: (1) poaching alone, (2) very experienced at poaching, (3) nevertalks about their poaching activities, (4) the use of informants, (5) remaining mobile, (6) being familiar with the geographic ...


Commercial And Farm Vehicle Theft In Urban And Rural Australia, Hedyeh Hedayati Dec 2008

Commercial And Farm Vehicle Theft In Urban And Rural Australia, Hedyeh Hedayati

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

The aim of this research was to identify the extent of commercial and farm vehicle theft in Australia and to explore the theft profile of these vehicles in urban and rural areas. The research was conducted using data from the National ComprehensiveAuto-theft Research System (CARS) database. The database holds police data on all motor vehicle thefts and vehicle registration data from all Australian states and territories. While passenger vehicle and light commercial vehicle (PLC) theft in Australia has decreased significantly since 2001, theft of commercial and farm vehicles has remained constant. Nonetheless, theft of commercial and farm vehicles in rural ...


Making Methamphetamine, Ralph Weisheit Dec 2008

Making Methamphetamine, Ralph Weisheit

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

In many parts of the U.S. methamphetamine production remains a serious problem despite efforts to restrict access to precursor chemicals. Methamphetamine laboratories are a particular issue in rural areas, where many essential chemicals are available and where a lower population density means that noxious fumes are less likely to be noticed. This paper shows how the problem emerged and changed over time and includes: Early production in the U.S., the spread of meth production, the process of making meth, precursor control efforts, superlabs versus small local operations, health risks, contaminated lab sites, and children found in methamphetamine lab ...