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Research Brief: "Combat Exposure And Mental Health: The Long-Term Effects Among Vietnam And Gulf War Veterans", Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2012 Syracuse University

Research Brief: "Combat Exposure And Mental Health: The Long-Term Effects Among Vietnam And Gulf War Veterans", Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

Institute for Veterans and Military Families

This brief is about how combat exposure and exposure to dead, dying, and wounded people can predict decreases in mental health among Vietnam and Gulf War veterans. In practice and policy, the VA can better provide resources for veterans based on their combat exposure, and the VA should take into account varying combat experiences among veterans when providing mental health care. Suggestions for future research include using more precise measurements for combat exposure than the one used in this study.


Nccaa Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Cedarville University 2012 Cedarville University

Nccaa Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Cedarville University

Men's Track & Field Statistics

No abstract provided.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald - Graduation, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald - Graduation, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special commencement edition of the College Heights Herald.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 42, WKU Student Affairs 2012 Western Kentucky University

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 42, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Unavailable And Inaccessible: An Analysis Of Urban Food Insecurity, Stephen Brown 2012 Virginia Commonwealth University

Unavailable And Inaccessible: An Analysis Of Urban Food Insecurity, Stephen Brown

Theses and Dissertations

This study explored food insecurity by examining the ways in which residents of low-income, urban communities access food. The primary elements of this thesis are an analysis of the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the populations surrounding food retailers, and a survey of the availability, cost, and quality of fresh fruits and vegetables in food stores commonly found in the urban environment. Overall, this study found that low-income, minority communities are largely served by independent supermarkets, small grocers and convenience stores that charge higher prices for staple foods. Conversely, it was found that wealthy areas enjoy easy access to corporate …


'You Just Know': A Phenomenological Study Examining How To Recognize When You Are Called, Kevin L. Warneke 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

'You Just Know': A Phenomenological Study Examining How To Recognize When You Are Called, Kevin L. Warneke

Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Scholarship

This phenomenological study describes the experiences of 12 residents of a Midwestern community who were identified by their peers as possibly possessing a calling. The central research question was: What are the experiences that lead to feelings of strong commitment in their lives? Calling was defined as a summons, which originates outside of one’s self, to serve a cause that betters humanity. Participants described the strong commitments they felt in their lives and explained their origins. Five themes emerged from the semi-structure interviews: (a) “You have to be asked and respond to being asked” – the role of a mentor …


Axis I Mental Health Disorders And Sexual Offending, Bruce Watt, Tania Withington 2012 Bond University

Axis I Mental Health Disorders And Sexual Offending, Bruce Watt, Tania Withington

Bruce Watt

Extract:Popular culture touts mental illness as the primary explanation for the behaviors of identified sex offenders. Research with incarcerated sex offenders, forensic mental health patients, and sex offenders referred to treatment identify elevated rates of Axis I mental disorders; anxiety, depression, dissociative disorders, and psychotic illness (Dunseith et al. 2004). Epidemiology research with psychiatric patients has identified elevated rates of sex offending compared to community controls (Fazel, Sjostedt, Langstrom, & Grann, 2007). Importantly, the association between Axis I mental disorders and sex offending appears most evident in the presence of comorbid alcohol and substance related disorders (Alden, Brennan, Hodgins, & …


New Road Home Initiatives Announced By Hud Secretary, Michelle Thompson 2012 University of New Orleans

New Road Home Initiatives Announced By Hud Secretary, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


We Got Game! Using Games For Library Orientation, Annie Smith, Lesli Baker 2012 Utah Valley University

We Got Game! Using Games For Library Orientation, Annie Smith, Lesli Baker

Annie Smith

Games offer an engaging and effective way to orient students to the library and library services. Using a self-paced game approach, Utah Valley University created two unique games to introduce students to the physical layout of the library as well as to the electronic services available from the library’s website. In this program, attendees will learn the foundations to educational gaming, information for developing basic orientation games and assessment data showing that games are valid method for learning.


Create Your Own Cephalonian Adventure, Amanda Izenstark, Mary MacDonald 2012 University of Rhode Island

Create Your Own Cephalonian Adventure, Amanda Izenstark, Mary Macdonald

Amanda Izenstark

The Cephalonian Method has garnered much interest for its possibilities for engaging students in what could be an otherwise one-sided orientation program. This workshop will help attendees determine how and when to incorporate the Cephalonian Method into their sessions, how to discuss the technique with colleagues, and, most importantly, develop a set of Cephalonian Method questions that can be used in orientation and instruction sessions at their home libraries.


Domestic Violence And Private Practice, LeeAnn Bartolini 2012 Department of Psychology, Dominican University of California

Domestic Violence And Private Practice, Leeann Bartolini

LeeAnn Bartolini

No abstract available


Breaking Down Rule Interactions, Eric Bakovic 2012 University of California, San Diego

Breaking Down Rule Interactions, Eric Bakovic

Eric Baković

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Information Literacy In Service Learning Courses: A Case Study And Best Practices, Christopher A. Sweet 2012 Illinois Wesleyan University

The Role Of Information Literacy In Service Learning Courses: A Case Study And Best Practices, Christopher A. Sweet

Christopher A. Sweet

Service Learning is a quickly growing movement within higher education that empowers students to utilize classroom knowledge to solve a problem or effect a change within their local community. Information Literacy is critical for getting students to understand the “why” and “how” that should ground all service learning projects.

This presentation will begin with an overview of the service learning movement. Next, I will present a case study of my experiences as an embedded librarian in an Environmental Studies Senior Seminar. The presentation will conclude with a summary of emerging best practices for incorporating information literacy into service learning courses.


An Analysis Of Second Time Around Bankruptcies Using A Split-Population Duration Model, Arindam Bandopadhyaya, Sanjiv Jaggia 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston

An Analysis Of Second Time Around Bankruptcies Using A Split-Population Duration Model, Arindam Bandopadhyaya, Sanjiv Jaggia

Arindam Bandopadhyaya

A significant proportion of firms that reorganize under Chapter 11 file for a second Chapter 11 protection or liquidate. We use a "split-population" duration model that provides useful information regarding factors that could lead to a second bankruptcy. We find that the probability (hazard) of a firm re-entering bankruptcy is lower for firms that take a long time to reorganize, reduce their debt-to-assets ratio, do not divest, belong to an industry that has low capacity utilization and low demand growth. We also find that the probability of an average firm re-entering bankruptcy increases for about 4 years before declining.


5 Simple Things You Can Do To Engage Volunteers Using Social Media, Jennifer Kelley 2012 College of DuPage

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Engage Volunteers Using Social Media, Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer Kelley

A presentation given to DuPage Association of Volunteer Administration members.


Picture-Pretty Presentations, Posters And Promos: Creative Design For The Creatively Challenged, Jennifer Kelley, Christine Kickels 2012 College of DuPage

Picture-Pretty Presentations, Posters And Promos: Creative Design For The Creatively Challenged, Jennifer Kelley, Christine Kickels

Jennifer Kelley

Does your library have a graphic designer on staff? Institutional licenses for Adobe InDesign? A hefty budget for promotions? If you answered “What? Are you kidding?” to any of these questions, this breakout session is for you.Creative, eye-catching and informative publications and presentations are easy to design without expensive resources and without relying on PowerPoint or Publisher templates and Word clip-art. Presenters will share examples of evolving promotional design from their own experiences and provide no-nonsense strategies for designing posters, handouts and presentations that will both inspire and inform.In addition, attendees of this breakout session will learn how to make …


Off The Shelf And Out Of The Box: Saving Time, Meeting Outcomes And Reaching Students With Information Literacy Modules, Jennifer Kelley 2012 College of DuPage

Off The Shelf And Out Of The Box: Saving Time, Meeting Outcomes And Reaching Students With Information Literacy Modules, Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer Kelley

As institutions of higher learning rapidly expand their offerings of online, hybrid and other distance learning opportunities for their students, librarians must adapt, adopt and improve information literacy instruction methods to accommodate instructors they may never meet and classes they may never see. Many responses to these challenges, such as embedded librarians and tutorial development, however, can be time consuming, expensive and resource-draining. This article discusses the process of creating a low-maintenance, wide-reaching solution to providing generic information literacy instruction to students in online, hybrid, distance and face-to-face courses.


Essays On Labor Economics And Fiscal Decentralization, Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza 2012 Georgia State University

Essays On Labor Economics And Fiscal Decentralization, Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza

Gustavo J Canavire-Bacarreza

This dissertation comprises two essays. While the topics of both essays are different both are interrelated on the base of economic development. The first essay examines ethnic wage gaps on segmented labor markets with evidence from Latin American countries. The second essay revisits the determinants of fiscal decentralization with an emphasis on the role that geography plays in determining fiscal decentralization. The first essay contributes to limited literature on ethnic wage gaps in Latin America. It examines ethnic wage gaps for workers in formal and informal labor markets. Using data from Latin American countries we estimate and examine across-ethnic wage …


The Future Of Intellectual Access In The Academic Library, Thomas L. Walker II 2012 Marshall University

The Future Of Intellectual Access In The Academic Library, Thomas L. Walker Ii

Thomas Walker

The presentation was given as part of the Learning Commons Project at Old Dominion University.


Marshall University Institutional Repository Proposal, Jingping Zhang, Edward Aractingi, Gretchen Rae Beach, Nathaniel DeBruin, Paula Kaplan, Thomas Walker 2012 Marshall University

Marshall University Institutional Repository Proposal, Jingping Zhang, Edward Aractingi, Gretchen Rae Beach, Nathaniel Debruin, Paula Kaplan, Thomas Walker

Thomas Walker

The purpose of this proposal is to identify the need for establishing an Institutional Repository at Marshall University to facilitate the collection, preservation, and dissemination of the intellectual output of the students, faculty, and administrative offices of the University. Institutional Repositories (IRs) provide a digital ‘storehouse’ for academic institutions to house a wide variety of scholarly material created by students, faculty, and administrators. They also provide a readily accessible depository for selected archival material, video and still images, current news and events, procedural and policy guidelines, and other information that benefits the university community and other users, including the public. …


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