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Maternal Immune Activation (Mia) In Mice: A Study To Phenotype Asd-Related Communication Behaviors And Analyze Maternal Health Outcomes In The Us, Komalpreet Gulati 2018 University of Connecticut

Maternal Immune Activation (Mia) In Mice: A Study To Phenotype Asd-Related Communication Behaviors And Analyze Maternal Health Outcomes In The Us, Komalpreet Gulati

Honors Scholar Theses

Core symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) include deficits in social/communicative behaviors, and repetitive/stereotyped behaviors. Mouse models are a highly established paradigm used to study the phenotypic deficits that result from various inducible genotypic or environmental risk factors for ASD. Previous studies have demonstrated a link between maternal immune activation (MIA) and ASD-like behaviors in mouse models. In this model, the maternal immune system is activated during pregnancy by injecting the viral mimic poly(I:C). The resulting offspring are phenotyped and analyzed with regards to their communicative behaviors.

Previous studies have demonstrated that male pups born to ...


What Factors Drive Individual Misperceptions Of The Returns To Schooling In Tanzania? Some Lessons For Education Policy, Plamen Nikolov, Nursat Jimi 2018 Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science

What Factors Drive Individual Misperceptions Of The Returns To Schooling In Tanzania? Some Lessons For Education Policy, Plamen Nikolov, Nursat Jimi

Economics Faculty Scholarship

Evidence on educational returns and the factors that determine the demand for schooling in developing countries is extremely scarce. Building on previous studies that show individuals underestimating the returns to schooling, we use two surveys from Tanzania to estimate both the actual and perceived schooling returns and subsequently examine what factors drive individual misperceptions regarding actual returns. Using ordinary least squares and instrumental variable methods, we find that each additional year of schooling in Tanzania increases earnings, on average, by 9 to 11 percent. We find that on average individuals underestimate returns to schooling by 74 to 79 percent and ...


Rise To The Challenge & Reach New Heights!, Jennifer Hyman, Jody Urquhart, Nely Galan, Brigid Schulte 2018 Bryant University

Rise To The Challenge & Reach New Heights!, Jennifer Hyman, Jody Urquhart, Nely Galan, Brigid Schulte

Women's Summit Presented by Bryant University

It has been quite a year since our last Women’s Summit – one filled with accomplishments, changes, and challenges.

In the Fortune 500 annual list of top CEOs, women claimed 32 spots – a record number that included the first Latina. The reality, however, is that they make up just 6.2 percent of those listed, and U.S. women earn 20 percent less than men, on average.

The painful experiences that many people encounter in their careers became public through revelations about misconduct that surfaced in entertainment, business, sports, the news media, and in politics. These events – which continue to ...


Características De La Cultura Organizacional En El Comando General De Las Fuerzas Militares De Colombia, Leidy Lorena Ospina Quiroga, Oliver Rodríguez Sajonero 2018 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Características De La Cultura Organizacional En El Comando General De Las Fuerzas Militares De Colombia, Leidy Lorena Ospina Quiroga, Oliver Rodríguez Sajonero

Administración de Empresas

Con el estudio de las “Características de la cultura organizacional en el Comando General de las Fuerzas Militares de Colombia” se busca identificar cómo influyen los aspectos de cultura de cada una de las Fuerzas y el desarrollo de éstas en un solo entorno, como lo es el Comando General. Este articulo está dividido en tres partes. En la primera parte, se encuentran las principales definiciones de lo que es cultura organizacional y cómo se evidencia en cada Fuerza. En la segunda parte, se analizarán los ritos, rituales, ceremonias, símbolos, y eslóganes de cada una de las fuerzas, así como ...


20 Years Of Inspiring, Empowering, And Advancing Women!, Mary Kelly, Leymah Gbowee, Geena Davis, Debi Silber 2017 Bryant University

20 Years Of Inspiring, Empowering, And Advancing Women!, Mary Kelly, Leymah Gbowee, Geena Davis, Debi Silber

Women's Summit Presented by Bryant University

20 Years of Inspiring, Empowering, and Advancing Women! Over the last two decades, we have witnessed tremendous local, national, and international changes. The world is more accessible as a result of technology and the global economy. Terrorism and the resulting war on terror are now part of our world. We have had four presidents elected to office, and our country rebounded from an economic downturn with the stock market now reaching record highs.

During the past 20 years, Bryant has experienced transformational changes in its academic curriculum, its physical appearance, the number of facilities on campus, and in its athletic ...


Questioning The Global Scaling Up Of Low-Fee Private Schooling: The Nexus Between Business, Philanthropy And Ppps, Prachi Srivastava 2016 Western University

Questioning The Global Scaling Up Of Low-Fee Private Schooling: The Nexus Between Business, Philanthropy And Ppps, Prachi Srivastava

Education Publications

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Capital Accumulation With And Without Land Market Liberalization: Beyond The “Win-Win” Situation, George Vachadze 2013 CUNY College of Staten Island

Capital Accumulation With And Without Land Market Liberalization: Beyond The “Win-Win” Situation, George Vachadze

Publications and Research

This paper examines the effect of land market liberalization on the dynamics of capital accumulation. It is shown that the land market liberalization, which is accompanied with the transfer of agricultural technology, may not always offer a “win‐win” outcome for developed and developing countries. Improved agricultural productivity generates a growth enhancing externality. However, land market liberalization affects the balance between the equalizing force of the diminishing returns technology and the un‐equalizing force of the low income elasticity of the agricultural commodity demand. As a result, land market liberalization accompanied with the transfer of agricultural productivity, may not always ...


Adolescent Orphans And Development: Strategies In Development Targeting Orphan Adolescents Transitioning Into Adulthood, Sarah Elizabeth Baranik 2012 Messiah College

Adolescent Orphans And Development: Strategies In Development Targeting Orphan Adolescents Transitioning Into Adulthood, Sarah Elizabeth Baranik

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

The following examines the role of development practices in orphan care, particularly the role that financial services and sustainable agriculture have in providing support for older orphans. This investigation broadly outlines the options available to young adults who do not have parents. Examples from various organizations demonstrate development techniques used to target this particular population (those who are "aging out", so to speak, of traditional orphan care programs such as orphanages, feeding programs, or sponsorship programs). The author concludes that development strategies targeting adolescents should collaborate to create holistic measures that will intentionally target orphans as they transition into adulthood ...


Ways Forward Engaging Gender & Development, Ann M. Oberhauser 2010 West Virginia University

Ways Forward Engaging Gender & Development, Ann M. Oberhauser

Ann Oberhauser

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) signed at the United Nations (UN) Millennium Summit in 2000 were formulated to end poverty and greatly reduce social, economic and political inequities in the global arena by 2015. Among the eight goals highlighted in this report, gender equity holds an important position and serves as the focus of the third goal to promote gender equality and to empower women. Other highlighted areas include education, health, HIV/AIDS, environmental sustainability and global partnerships (UNDP, 2010). Indeed, all these themes relate to gender equity and emphasize the importance of women to the development process as a ...


(Re)Scaling Gender And Globalization: Livelihood Strategies In Accra, Ghana, Ann M. Oberhauser 2009 West Virginia University

(Re)Scaling Gender And Globalization: Livelihood Strategies In Accra, Ghana, Ann M. Oberhauser

Ann Oberhauser

Feminist analyses of globalization provide important perspectives on the increasing integration of global political, economic, and social processes. This paper focuses on several themes in feminist scholarship that inform our
understanding of globalization as a dynamic and contested process in contemporary society. The discussion encompasses an analysis of scale that incorporates the intersection of diverse economic processes from the level of the body to the global arena. This paper also offers feminist insight on spaces of resistance that have
formed alongside neoliberal globalization. The empirical component of this analysis draws from research conducted in the West African nation of Ghana ...


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