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Students Attend Prestigious Professional Leadership Conference, Nathan Pilling Dec 2012

Students Attend Prestigious Professional Leadership Conference, Nathan Pilling

News Releases

Three students from Cedarville University’s inaugural Doctor of Pharmacy class recently participated in a distinguished, statewide leadership training conference. Jenna Lawhead, from Saint Petersburg, Fla., Jayson Brewin, from Shamong, N.J., and Allison Henry, from Roseville, Minn., were invited to attend the Ohio Pharmacists Association’s (OPA) Young Pharmacy Leadership Conference held on Sep. 29, 2012 in Columbus, OH.


Affective Responses Of Overseas Student Teachers, Michael W. Firmin, Ruth L. Firmin, Brenda B. Mackay Dec 2012

Affective Responses Of Overseas Student Teachers, Michael W. Firmin, Ruth L. Firmin, Brenda B. Mackay

Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.

Universities offering teacher education degrees are finding the world to be significantly smaller than did previous generations. Increasingly, American students are completing their required student teaching in foreign contexts. The present research study used rigorous qualitative methods in order to appraise the affective experiences from a sample of 13 students who completed their student teaching overseas. Results showed, affectively, students experienced a bell-shaped curve phenomenon. Particularly, they underwent stages of excitement when entering the teaching experience, followed by significant dysphoria, and then completed their student teaching with a positive emotional set.


Extra-Curricular Life Of Overseas Student Teachers, Michael W. Firmin, Ruth L. Firmin, Brenda B. Mackay Dec 2012

Extra-Curricular Life Of Overseas Student Teachers, Michael W. Firmin, Ruth L. Firmin, Brenda B. Mackay

Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.

Overseas student-teaching is becoming increasingly popular among American college students. Unfortunately, relatively little is known empirically regarding how these students find their experiences—academically or outside of the teaching classroom. Consequently, the present research study used rigorous qualitative methods in order to appraise extra-curricular experiences from a sample of 13 students who completed their student teaching overseas. Results showed students to experience surface relationships with nationals and deeper connections with faculty. While the student teachers reported participating in various excursions alongside nationals, they generally categorized their connections with these people on surface levels, explaining that relationships were hindered by language ...


Pharmacy Professor Collaborates In Valuable Drug Research, Nathan Pilling Dec 2012

Pharmacy Professor Collaborates In Valuable Drug Research, Nathan Pilling

News Releases

Natural products make up a sizable portion of the drugs Americans use every day. What makes these products effective? Are there other plants we haven’t discovered yet that could help us control diseases such as cancer and malaria? These are the questions Denise Simpson, Ph.D., is focused on answering through her research.


Trial By Fire: Natural Hazards, Mixed-Methods And Cultural Research, Christine Eriksen, Nicholas J. Gill, Ross A. Bradstock Dec 2012

Trial By Fire: Natural Hazards, Mixed-Methods And Cultural Research, Christine Eriksen, Nicholas J. Gill, Ross A. Bradstock

Christine Eriksen

This paper considers the issues of research 'relevance' and 'use' to reflect upon a cultural geography research project on bushfire that did not begin with any specific aim of being useful to policy makers but which has garnered considerable and ongoing interest from a broad audience. It provides an example of how the integration of quantitative and qualitative research methods and data can enhance research into cultural aspects of natural hazards whilst simultaneously playing a key role in ensuring that the research results are of interest to a wide range of groups. Using a mixed-methods research approach was found to ...


Report Of The Ad Hoc Committee On Open Access, Andree Rathemacher, Laura Beauvais, Corey Lang, Julia Lovett, Louis Kirschenbaum Nov 2012

Report Of The Ad Hoc Committee On Open Access, Andree Rathemacher, Laura Beauvais, Corey Lang, Julia Lovett, Louis Kirschenbaum

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access, finalized November 27, 2012 and presented to the University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate on February 21, 2013.

The Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access was charged by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to "look at some of the issues of Open Access in scholarly communication, look at some solutions, and present suggestions as to what approach would best fit URI's needs and how that might be realized."

The Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access recommended that the University of Rhode Island, through a vote of the Faculty Senate, adopt ...


Agenda: Monitoring And Protecting Groundwater During Oil And Gas Development, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center. Intermountain Oil And Gas Bmp Project, Colorado Water And Energy Research Center Nov 2012

Agenda: Monitoring And Protecting Groundwater During Oil And Gas Development, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center. Intermountain Oil And Gas Bmp Project, Colorado Water And Energy Research Center

Monitoring and Protecting Groundwater During Oil and Gas Development (November 26)

This workshop is cosponsored by the Intermountain Oil and Gas BMP Project and the Colorado Water and Energy Research Center, with financial support from the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Project and the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) recently initiated a rule making process to develop new, statewide regulations for baseline sampling and monitoring of groundwater near new oil and gas wells. COGCC’s first rule making hearing was held November 14; the rule is expected to be finalized December 10. This workshop will discuss oil and gas development procedures that can impact groundwater, the current ...


Slides: Research On Ground Water Monitoring, Matt Samelson Nov 2012

Slides: Research On Ground Water Monitoring, Matt Samelson

Monitoring and Protecting Groundwater During Oil and Gas Development (November 26)

Presenter: Matt Samelson, Natural Resources Law Center and the Donnell-Kay Foundation

12 slides


Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson Nov 2012

Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson

This guide contains resources on how to prepare dissertations and theses. The guide is intended to help you understand from the start how to build the intellectual base and relationships that will lay the foundation for a successful dissertation or thesis. Sections include writing guides, information on literature reviews, APA style, finding other dissertations and theses, reference management software, and more.


“The Problem Of Science” In Nietzsche And Heidegger, Babette Babich Nov 2012

“The Problem Of Science” In Nietzsche And Heidegger, Babette Babich

Babette Babich

Nietzsche and Heidegger pose important philosophical questions to science and its technological projects. The resultant contributes to what may be called a continental philosophy of science and I argue that only such a rigorously critical approach to the question of science permits a genuinely philosophical reflection on science. The resultant contributes to what may be called a continental philosophy of science and I argue that only such a rigorously critical approach to the question of science permits a genuinely philosophical reflection on science. More than a thoughtful reflection on science, however, the heart of philosophy is also at stake in ...


Discover...Books, Articles, Everything In A Single Search!, Debra G. Skinner, Jessica M. Minihan Nov 2012

Discover...Books, Articles, Everything In A Single Search!, Debra G. Skinner, Jessica M. Minihan

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation was given during Georgia Southern University's Eagle Techxpo.


Smu Launches Livelabs To Enhance Singapore’S Capability In Consumer & Social Analytics, Singapore Management University Nov 2012

Smu Launches Livelabs To Enhance Singapore’S Capability In Consumer & Social Analytics, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

Officiated by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security, Minister for Home Affairs and Chairman of the National Research Foundation (NRF), and witnessed by over 300 guests comprising the academia, industry partners and senior representatives from private and public sector organisations, SMU and StarHub jointly launched two Interactive Digital Media (IDM) initiatives - LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform (LiveLabs) and SmartHub, on 5 November 2012. Both city-scale test-beds aim to strengthen Singapore’s standing as a preferred location for innovation and research, particularly in the area of consumer and social analytics. LiveLabs is SMU’s newest ...


Crafting Qualitative Research Articles On Marriages And Families, Sarah H. Matthews Oct 2012

Crafting Qualitative Research Articles On Marriages And Families, Sarah H. Matthews

Sarah Matthews

This paper aims to assist those who do qualitative research in the field of marriage and family to reduce the number of rejections received in response to article submissions. Recurring shortcomings identified by reviewers and suggestions made to authors about revising papers are organized using headings traditionally used in a research article—introduction and literature review, method, results, and discussion. Considerations stemming from the fact that data on marriages and families are produced largely through interviews also are addressed.


Kitchen Stories: A Review , Dan Wulff, Sally St. George, Sandy Harper-Jaques, Lorne Jaques Oct 2012

Kitchen Stories: A Review , Dan Wulff, Sally St. George, Sandy Harper-Jaques, Lorne Jaques

The Qualitative Report

Using four voices, we created a movie review of Kitchen Stories, a Scandinavian movie ostensibly about a research project, but with layers of meaning extending beyond research into relationships, wider communities, and teaching. As friends and colleagues, our co-authored review/essay allowed each of us room to elaborate numerous themes that can inform and support a variety of researchers and practitioners. This writing also confirmed our belief that contemporary movies can be evocative learning devices for professionals.


Letting The Chat Out Of The Bag: Deconstruction, Privilege, And Accounting Research, Cecil Arrington, Jere Francis Oct 2012

Letting The Chat Out Of The Bag: Deconstruction, Privilege, And Accounting Research, Cecil Arrington, Jere Francis

Ed Arrington

There are signs on the intellectual scene that we are moving out of an era in the social sciences termed modernism - a belief that separating fact form value, truth form falsity, is just a matter of applying the right version of method.


Libraries And Sustainable Scholarly Content, Marianne A. Buehler, Maria A. Jankowska Oct 2012

Libraries And Sustainable Scholarly Content, Marianne A. Buehler, Maria A. Jankowska

Library Faculty Presentations

This presentation discusses the role of libraries in promoting sustainable practices by creating and utilizing a scholarly model of highlighting intellectual content and communication in academia. University community members aspire to collaborate, share, and showcase their sustainability research, activities, and beyond, in an institutional repository. This is an opportunity for libraries to promote scholarly communication that encompasses employing and building upon existing sustainability intellectual content. Research is locally and globally available at no cost to the reader. The social equity quotient is robust, engaging the academic community and public to freely locate research in an open access environment.

Learning Outcomes ...


Methodological Precision In Qualitative Research: Slavish Adherence Or “Following The Yellow Brick Road?”, John R. Cutcliffe, Henry G. Harder Oct 2012

Methodological Precision In Qualitative Research: Slavish Adherence Or “Following The Yellow Brick Road?”, John R. Cutcliffe, Henry G. Harder

The Qualitative Report

Qualitative research has withstood many challenges on its way to becoming a credible research paradigm, though it remains the case that the paradigm contains ongoing methodological debates. One such debate is, for want of a better expression, the necessity for methodological precision (fundamentalism or purity). While it is accurate that research methodologies are somewhat fluid in that they are refined over time, it is equally correct that some researchers fall into a trap in claiming such fluidity is the reason for their imprecise use of a research methodology. Given that scientific knowledge is inextricably linked to the practice of method ...


Consenting To Treat: A Rights-Based Principle, Pamela J. Stokes Oct 2012

Consenting To Treat: A Rights-Based Principle, Pamela J. Stokes

Administrative Issues Journal

This paper explores the consent process in relation to academic, scientific research. Consent is a human right given to each research participant. The participant’s autonomy should be supported and encouraged when obtaining informed consent. This paper reviews current literature and discusses the development of this right, in addition to the manner in which scientific researchers should uphold it.


Does America Face A Shortage Of Scientists And Engineers?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Oct 2012

Does America Face A Shortage Of Scientists And Engineers?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Ronald G. Ehrenberg

[Excerpt] As someone who served on the committee that issued the 1998 study of the early careers of life scientists that Teitelbaum talks about in his article and who has critiqued models that projected shortages of new PhDs, I am very sympathetic to many of the points that he makes (National Research Council, 1998; Ehrenberg, 1991). What I want to focus on today is the word we in his title, because, as Teitelbaum emphasizes, the question of shortages or surpluses is often in the eye of the beholder. For example, from the perspective of faculty members involved in the academic ...


Getting Started In The Library: A Sacred Heart University Colloquium On Information Literacy, Amy Jansen Oct 2012

Getting Started In The Library: A Sacred Heart University Colloquium On Information Literacy, Amy Jansen

Library Publications

Presentation by Amy Jansen, Business & Web Experience Librarian at the Ryan Matura Library of Sacred Heart University, for students, covering the basics of college undergraduate research.


Setting The Agenda: Asia And Latin America In The 21st Century, Ariel C. Armony Oct 2012

Setting The Agenda: Asia And Latin America In The 21st Century, Ariel C. Armony

Center for Latin American Studies Publications

Latin America and Asia are among the world’s fastest growing regions. Trade between Asia and Latin American and Caribbean countries has risen dramatically in recent years. It is undeniable that Asia now plays a formidable role in the economic development of the region. This publication emerges out of the University of Miami’s 2012 “Asia and Latin America in the 21st Century” conference, where leaders from academic, policy, business, and media communities from around the world convened to address the macroeconomic trends, trade relations, and sociopolitical trends that have emerged as the links between Asia and Latin America ...


Celebrating Faculty Scholarship: Bibliography - 2011, University Libraries Oct 2012

Celebrating Faculty Scholarship: Bibliography - 2011, University Libraries

University Libraries: Faculty Publications and Other Works

A bibliography of faculty publications submitted for inclusion in the fourth annual 'Celebrating Faculty Scholarship' event sponsored by Loyola University Libraries. The event, which took place on October 24, 2012 in the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons on the university's Lake Shore Campus, featured articles, books, creative works, and other materials authored by Loyola University Chicago faculty in 2011.


Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams Sep 2012

Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH, October 19, 2012.


Slides: Meeting The Needs Of Women Through Clean Cooking Solutions, Corinne Hart Sep 2012

Slides: Meeting The Needs Of Women Through Clean Cooking Solutions, Corinne Hart

2012 Energy Justice Conference and Technology Exposition (September 17-18)

Presenter: Corinne Hart, Program Manager, Gender and Markets, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

20 slides


Ranking Australian Economics Departments By Research Productivity, Frank V. Neri, Joan R. Rodgers Sep 2012

Ranking Australian Economics Departments By Research Productivity, Frank V. Neri, Joan R. Rodgers

Joan Rodgers

This study ranks Australian economics departments according to the average research productivity of their academic staff during 1996-2002. It also ranks departments according to the variability of research productivity among their members, the assumption being that, ceteris paribus, the less variable is productivity within a department, the better. Research productivity is found to be highly skewed within all departments. A few departments have high average research productivity because of just one or two highly productive members. However, in general, research productivity is more evenly distributed within those departments that have relatively high average research productivity than within departments with relatively ...


Ranking Australian Economics Departments By Research Productivity, Frank V. Neri, Joan R. Rodgers Sep 2012

Ranking Australian Economics Departments By Research Productivity, Frank V. Neri, Joan R. Rodgers

Frank Neri

This study ranks Australian economics departments according to the average research productivity of their academic staff during 1996-2002. It also ranks departments according to the variability of research productivity among their members, the assumption being that, ceteris paribus, the less variable is productivity within a department, the better. Research productivity is found to be highly skewed within all departments. A few departments have high average research productivity because of just one or two highly productive members. However, in general, research productivity is more evenly distributed within those departments that have relatively high average research productivity than within departments with relatively ...


Trial By Fire: Natural Hazards, Mixed-Methods And Cultural Research, Christine Eriksen, Nicholas J. Gill, Ross A. Bradstock Sep 2012

Trial By Fire: Natural Hazards, Mixed-Methods And Cultural Research, Christine Eriksen, Nicholas J. Gill, Ross A. Bradstock

Nicholas J Gill

This paper considers the issues of research 'relevance' and 'use' to reflect upon a cultural geography research project on bushfire that did not begin with any specific aim of being useful to policy makers but which has garnered considerable and ongoing interest from a broad audience. It provides an example of how the integration of quantitative and qualitative research methods and data can enhance research into cultural aspects of natural hazards whilst simultaneously playing a key role in ensuring that the research results are of interest to a wide range of groups. Using a mixed-methods research approach was found to ...


Decolonizing The Production Of Geographical Knowledges? Reflections On Research With Indigenous Musicians, Christopher Gibson Sep 2012

Decolonizing The Production Of Geographical Knowledges? Reflections On Research With Indigenous Musicians, Christopher Gibson

Chris Gibson

No abstract provided.


The Cultural Research Network: Opportunities For A Rhizomic Future For Geography In Australia?, Christopher Gibson Sep 2012

The Cultural Research Network: Opportunities For A Rhizomic Future For Geography In Australia?, Christopher Gibson

Chris Gibson

No abstract provided.


Counter-Geographies: The Campaign Against Rationalisation Of Agricultural Research Stations In New South Wales, Australia, Christopher Gibson, S Phillips, R. Dufty, Heather Smith Sep 2012

Counter-Geographies: The Campaign Against Rationalisation Of Agricultural Research Stations In New South Wales, Australia, Christopher Gibson, S Phillips, R. Dufty, Heather Smith

Chris Gibson

No abstract provided.