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Urban Centers In Oromia: Consequences Of Spatial Concentration Of Power In Multinational Ethiopia, Asafa Jalata 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Urban Centers In Oromia: Consequences Of Spatial Concentration Of Power In Multinational Ethiopia, Asafa Jalata

Sociology Publications and Other Works

This paper examines the essence and characteristics of cities and urban centers in Oromia and the major consequences of the centralization and spatial concentration of Habasha (Amhara-Tigray) political power in a multinational Ethiopia. It speci!cally demonstrates how the integration of indigenous Oromo towns into the Ethiopian colonial structure and the formation of garrison and non-garrison cities and towns in Oromia consolidated Habasha political domination over the Oromo people. Ethiopian colonial structure limited the access of Oromo urban residents, who are a minority in their own cities and towns, to institutions and opportunities, such as employment, education, health, mass media ...


Global Financial Crisis| Neoliberal Newspeak And Digital Capitalism In Crisis, Paula Chakravartty, Dan Schiller 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Global Financial Crisis| Neoliberal Newspeak And Digital Capitalism In Crisis, Paula Chakravartty, Dan Schiller

Paula Chakravartty

Changes in the practice of business journalism are a key element in the current financial crisis. The increasing emphasis on features and infotainment at the expense of hard news has distracted public attention from the reality of global economies. In this article, we provide an overview of the dominant business and financial news media, primarily in the United States, but also in the urbanizing nations of China and India. We believe that it is too early to know what, if anything, has changed in terms of the dominance of neoliberal newspeak and we contend that rigorous scrutiny of business media ...


Is Environmental Justice Good For White Folks?, Michael Ash, James K. Boyce, Grace Chang, Helen Scharber 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Is Environmental Justice Good For White Folks?, Michael Ash, James K. Boyce, Grace Chang, Helen Scharber

Michael Ash

This paper examines spatial variations in exposure to toxic air pollution from industrial facilities in urban areas of the United States, using geographic microdata from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk‐Screening Environmental Indicators project. We find that average exposure in an urban area is positively correlated with the extent of racial and ethnic disparity in the distribution of the exposure burden. This correlation could arise from causal linkages in either or both directions: the ability to displace pollution onto minorities may lower the effective cost of pollution for industrial firms; and higher average pollution burdens may induce ...


Ethics In Science And Engineering: Redefining Tools And Resources, Goncalves Michelle, Jane E. Fountain, Adamick Jessica, Billings Marilyn 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Ethics In Science And Engineering: Redefining Tools And Resources, Goncalves Michelle, Jane E. Fountain, Adamick Jessica, Billings Marilyn

Jane E. Fountain

The leaders of the ESENCe beta site project organized

a national workshop, “Ethics in Science and Engineering:

Redefining Tools and Resources,” that was held on

October 22-23, 2009 at UMass Amherst. The workshop

objectives, broadly speaking, were twofold: first, to

explore the potential for leveraging the university’s role

as a locus of education and mentoring for ethics and

RCR in science and engineering and, second, to explore

the potential and limitations of digital tools, including

social media, for supporting such growth. The workshop

initiated a dialogue between university faculty involved in

ethics research and education and library and information ...


Coming Home: Scholarly Publishing Returns To The University, Linda L. Phillips 2010 University of Tennessee Knoxville

Coming Home: Scholarly Publishing Returns To The University, Linda L. Phillips

Other Library Publications and Works

For more than two decades visionary university administrators and librarians have urged the scholarly community to recognize the value of its intellectual capital beyond promotion, tenure, and academic prominence. Publishing in its broadest sense encompasses the production and dissemination of information for public access; scholarly publishing includes peer-reviewed literature in books and journals, as well as conference papers, technical reports, working papers, data sets and emerging forms of scholarship presented in numerous multimedia formats. Today’s academic publishing environment is a complex amalgam of technological capability, economic realities, and emerging social networking practices pushing the boundaries of the traditional scholarly ...


Pack It Out, University of Tennessee Libraries 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Pack It Out, University Of Tennessee Libraries

Other Library Publications and Works

Pack it out campaign urges library visitors to love their library and take their food trash with them when they leave.


Sexual Assault: Break The Silence Stop The Violence, University of Tennessee Libraries Diversity Committee 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sexual Assault: Break The Silence Stop The Violence, University Of Tennessee Libraries Diversity Committee

Other Library Publications and Works

Culture Corner on sexual abuse, date rape and other sexual assault topics in correlation with sexual assault awareness month. Join us for a panel on sexual violence at the Toyota Auditorium in the Baker Center for Public policy 6:00 p.m. Thursday April 29, 2010. Sponsored by the Safe Haven Crisis & Recovery Center for Sexual Assault and the UT Libraries Diversity Committee Help us promote! Print the poster: Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


2010 Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials, MTAS 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2010 Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials, Mtas

Municipal Directories

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, for 2010.


Leadership Is About You, Ken Haycock 2010 San Jose State University

Leadership Is About You, Ken Haycock

Ken Haycock

The article offers information on the leadership theory in context with strong and integrated school library program. Several theories of leadership are listed. Core competencies of leaders that include managing attention, managing meaning and managing trust are discussed. Three major functions of leadership are also discussed.


Care, Culture, And Education Nursing Students' Perceptions Of Care And Culture: Implications For Practice, Pauline Rita Wright 2010 Lesley University

Care, Culture, And Education Nursing Students' Perceptions Of Care And Culture: Implications For Practice, Pauline Rita Wright

Educational Studies Dissertations

Today's nurses work and live in a multicultural society where they encounter patients whose backgrounds are different from theirs, and who need care from nurses who are both proficient in their work and knowledgeable about the role that culture plays in patient treatment. In this study, 45 student nurses enrolled in a baccalaureate program at a northeastern urban college completed a survey about their perceptions of care and culture including their relevance and application to the practice of nursing. Findings based on qualitative analyses indicated that parents and family were instrumental in students' learning about care and a combination ...


Understanding The M-Form Hypothesis, Matthew J. Holian 2010 San Jose State University

Understanding The M-Form Hypothesis, Matthew J. Holian

Matthew J. Holian

The theory of the firm deserves to play a prominent role in both the undergraduate and graduate industrial organization curriculum, both because of the vast amount of attention that has been paid to this area over the last four decades, as well as its practical relevance for strategy and antitrust. This lecture briefly presents some background on the theory of the firm in general, and the M-form Hypothesis in particular. The M-form Hypothesis is an important theory of firm structure, developed by Chandler (1962) and Williamson (1975). A mathematical model, discussion section and accompanying lecture slides illustrate the concepts necessary ...


The Persistence Of Accounting Versus Economic Profit, Matthew J. Holian, Ali M. Reza 2010 San Jose State University

The Persistence Of Accounting Versus Economic Profit, Matthew J. Holian, Ali M. Reza

Matthew J. Holian

Drawing on Schumpeterian theory, this article presents estimates of a first-order autoregressive model of profit persistence for large US firms, using Economic Value Added (EVA), the popular measure of profits produced by Stern Stewart and Company, and simple (unadjusted) accounting measures from the Compustat database. We hypothesize about the differences we should expect to find between these two sets of estimates, and also provide a fresh normative assessment of the dynamic competitiveness of the US economy.


Women Of The Long View, Victoria Rue 2010 San Jose State University

Women Of The Long View, Victoria Rue

Victoria Rue

No abstract provided.


Anthropocentric Distance In National Geographic’S Environmental Aesthetic, Anne Marie Todd 2010 San Jose State University

Anthropocentric Distance In National Geographic’S Environmental Aesthetic, Anne Marie Todd

Anne Marie Todd

Tourism is the way we understand the world: tourists travel in an increasingly mediated environment in which ubiquitous promotional material and other popular artifacts employ stunning images and romantic travel narratives to describe local environments. Tourist texts “sell” local landscapes to entice visitors, employing an environmental aesthetic that urges travel. With its mission to “explore the planet,” the National Geographic Society contributes to this tourist aesthetic. This essay examines three special issues on Africa simultaneously published by the National Geographic Society: its official journal, National Geographic, and its sister magazines, National Geographic Traveler, and National Geographic Adventure. The photographic images ...


Haitian Americans, Bertin M. Louis Jr. 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Haitian Americans, Bertin M. Louis Jr.

Anthropology Publications and Other Works

On January 12th, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Leogane and other parts of Haiti. This natural disaster claimed more than 230,000 lives and left more than 1 million Haitians homeless. As Americans watched horrifying images of devastation, death and destruction, Haitian Americans in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, New York and Chicago, Illinois tried to contact their loved ones. Many people around the world wondered whether or not Haiti, a country with a long, turbulent history was cursed, as the Reverend Pat Robertson stated on his show called the ...


Music Reference: Just The Basics, Chris LH Durman, Grover Baker 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Music Reference: Just The Basics, Chris Lh Durman, Grover Baker

Music Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Review Of “Linthead Stomp: The Creation Of Country Music In The Piedmont South”, Chris LH Durman 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Review Of “Linthead Stomp: The Creation Of Country Music In The Piedmont South”, Chris Lh Durman

Music Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Contingent Valuation Studies And Health Policy, Matthew D. Adler 2010 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Contingent Valuation Studies And Health Policy, Matthew D. Adler

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This short comment argues that both cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) should be seen as imperfect tools for evaluating health policy. This is true, not only for extra-welfarists, but even for welfarists, since both CBA and CEA can deviate from the use of social welfare functions (SWF). A simple model is provided to illustrate the divergence between CBA, CEA, and the SWF approach. With this insight in mind, the comment considers the appropriate role of contingent-valuation studies. For full text, please see: http://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/madler/workingpapers/578A59B6d01.pdf.


Coping With Narcissism: Causes, Effects, And Solutions For The Artist Manager, Paul Linden 2010 Butler University

Coping With Narcissism: Causes, Effects, And Solutions For The Artist Manager, Paul Linden

Scholarship and Professional Work - Communication

There is a morbid fascination with the spectacular crash of celebrity in our culture. Examples abound of television documentaries and motion pictures that share a common plot regarding artists in the entertainment industry: the lean years of sacrifice provide an opportunity for success which then gives way to entitlement, hubris, alcohol and drug use all followed by a spectacular crash—and in some cases a reckoning and comeback. Are unwitting artists doomed to follow this pre-written script? Or is this a ready-made plot on which scriptwriters fall back like some crutch? This article looks at artistic development as a negotiation ...


Valdosta State News And Notes, 2010 Kennesaw State University

Valdosta State News And Notes

Georgia Library Quarterly

Recent library news from Valdosta State University.


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