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Introduction, Marcy Murninghan 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Introduction, Marcy Murninghan

New England Journal of Public Policy

America faces a reckoning, a crucible of what Reinhold Niebuhr observed more than eighty years ago. Our democratic principles and traditions are imperiled by the power of financial oligarchs and unfettered money flows, which have contributed to massive inequality that, in turn, has given rise to political unrest and a sense of cultural unmooring.

The articles presented here are both descriptive and normative, setting forth a complex social problem with seemingly bottomless proportions and then offering a design or set of remedial actions to alleviate them. Drawing on my professional experience going back to the mid-1970s, I wrote these pieces ...


Sankara's Political Ideas And Pan-African Solidarity: A Perspective For Africa's Development?, Felix & Olusoji (Kumah-Abiwu & Odeyemi) 2018 Selected Works

Sankara's Political Ideas And Pan-African Solidarity: A Perspective For Africa's Development?, Felix & Olusoji (Kumah-Abiwu & Odeyemi)

Felix Kumah-Abiwu

No abstract provided.


Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs 2018 Islamic Azad University, North Tehran

Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This studies aim is to analyze the scientific interactions of Islamic Azad University in the field of humanities and social sciences between 2010-2014.

method:This study uses a co-occurrence analysis method in scientometrics as well as social network analysis to investigate the interactions governing scientific cooperation networks in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University.

Results:the collaboration network in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University has the density of 0.004that Masoud Hashemi,Saeed Sadeghi and Akbar Mohammadi are the important and influential authors in collaboration network of researchers at ...


Role Of Information Technology In Development Of Eritrean Language - ኣበርክቶ ቴክኖሎጂ ሓበሬታ ኣብ ምምዕባል ቋንቋታት ኤርትራ, Filmon Gebreyesus Ph.D 2018 Santa Clara University

Role Of Information Technology In Development Of Eritrean Language - ኣበርክቶ ቴክኖሎጂ ሓበሬታ ኣብ ምምዕባል ቋንቋታት ኤርትራ, Filmon Gebreyesus Ph.D

Symposium on Eritrean Literature

Information technology has been affecting us in every day of our lives, especially social media has been the main means of communication in our society. But, all the access to this current and ever-growing technology has always been limited to using it in English, Arab or other languages because our language didn’t come up to speed with the current technology.

Though there has been lots of efforts to develop Tigrigna or other languages application programs to help us use our language, there are still lots of gaps that could be filled to achieve the competence of our languages. In ...


Agenda: 2018 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement and Research Symposium 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Agenda: 2018 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Agenda for the 7th annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium, held Friday, March 9, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Speaker Biographies: 2018 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement and Research Symposium 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Speaker Biographies: 2018 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Biographies of all the speakers at the 7th annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium, held Friday, March 9, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Among The Ruins, Edie Steiner 2018 York University, independent filmmaker

Among The Ruins, Edie Steiner

The Goose

Photographic essay, a version of which was first presented at the 2011 Green Words/Green Worlds Conference, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto. Images previously presented in the exhibition Abject Transformations at Arcadia Art Gallery, Toronto.


Spatial Literacy With Policymap For Public Policy Undergraduate Instruction, Lisa DeLuca 2018 Seton Hall University

Spatial Literacy With Policymap For Public Policy Undergraduate Instruction, Lisa Deluca

Lisa DeLuca

No abstract provided.


Addressing Hydrocephaly In Viet Nam: A Plausible Prevention And Intervention Medical Support Program Proposal, Chelle McIntyre-Brewer 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Addressing Hydrocephaly In Viet Nam: A Plausible Prevention And Intervention Medical Support Program Proposal, Chelle Mcintyre-Brewer

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Families affected by hydrocephalus in Viet Nam have few options for sustainable treatment for a myriad of reasons, primarily centering on barriers to care prevalent to minority, underserved, and economically disadvantaged populations. High morbidity and abandonment rates often result from these circumstances. An interdisciplinary examination of the factors contributing to causal concerns reveals unique cultural considerations, language and literacy barriers, ethnic and geographic differences, as well as economic and governmental issues greatly impacting patient outcome for this condition. The author contends that a program that addresses sociological concerns, along with the medical treatment of the patient, proffers the opportunity for ...


Association Of Music With Young Children's Language Use And Play Skills, Diana Arp 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Association Of Music With Young Children's Language Use And Play Skills, Diana Arp

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Music and language share similar features and learning language may be closely tied to musical attributes in that both music and language facilitate social closeness and rely on prosodic features (e.g., stress, intonation, pitch) for expression. The study aims to add to the empirical body of knowledge regarding the potential use of music in a therapeutic setting for speech-language pathologists assessing and treating children with language deficits through play-based interventions. Specifically, the study's purpose was to address the association of music type with observed language and play skills of young children at a critical development phase for both ...


The Quest For Recognition: Taiwan’S Military And Trade Agreements With Singapore Under The One-China Policy, Pasha L. HSIEH 2018 Singapore Management University

The Quest For Recognition: Taiwan’S Military And Trade Agreements With Singapore Under The One-China Policy, Pasha L. Hsieh

Research Collection School Of Law

This article examines the evolution of Taiwan’s relationship with Singapore since the 1960s as a unique case study in the Asia-Pacific. The theoretical concept of recognition in international relations (IR) and its nexus with international law are used to analyze the conclusion of the bilateral military and trade agreements absent diplomatic relations. The article argues that beyond security dimensions, the two states’ struggles for recognition exhibit the formation of national identities, which invigorate the claims for sovereign state status in global politics. First, this article explores the emerging notion of recognition in IR and sheds light on the significance ...


The Role Of Personality Traits On Goal Commitment: A Moderation Analysis, Matthew Hendrick Mellegers 2018 California State University, San Bernardino

The Role Of Personality Traits On Goal Commitment: A Moderation Analysis, Matthew Hendrick Mellegers

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Managers and researchers alike have long yearned for a solution to garner peak performance from employees. With the use Locke and Latham’s goal setting theory as a motivational foundational principle, goal commitment was predicted from four primary personality traits commonly found in scientific literature: general self-efficacy, conscientiousness, honesty/humility, and learning goal orientation. The possible moderation effect of goal difficulty on these relationships was also explored. 248 undergraduate students at California State University, San Bernardino were presented personality inventories, followed by an anagram word task, and were assigned to either an easy or hard goal condition. Goal commitment was ...


Extremal Quantile Regressions For Selection Models And The Black-White Wage Gap, Xavier D'HAULTFOEUILLE, Arnaud MAUREL, Yichong ZHANG 2018 CREST

Extremal Quantile Regressions For Selection Models And The Black-White Wage Gap, Xavier D'Haultfoeuille, Arnaud Maurel, Yichong Zhang

Research Collection School Of Economics

We consider the estimation of a semiparametric sample selection model without instrument or large support regressor. Identification relies on the independence between the covariates and selection, for arbitrarily large values of the outcome. We propose a simple estimator based on extremal quantile regression and establish its asymptotic normality by extending previous results on extremal quantile regressions to allow for selection. Finally, we apply our method to estimate the black-white wage gap among males from the NLSY79 and NLSY97. We find that premarket factors such as AFQT and family background play a key role in explaining the black-white wage gap.


The Trillion-Dollar Question, 2018 DePaul University

The Trillion-Dollar Question

DePaul Magazine

DePaul alumni Carolyn Leonard and Monika Black work to help the financial services industry better understand and serve female investors. The pair uses Leonard's background in stock-option trading and Black's training in community psychology to help women understand their investing style and help the financial services industry develop investment plans that reflect the care networks women maintain.


Degrees Conferred By Unm: Dataset, Amy E. Winter, Mary C. Wise 2018 University of New Mexico

Degrees Conferred By Unm: Dataset, Amy E. Winter, Mary C. Wise

University Libraries Staff Publications

As of February 22, 2018, the dataset for this project consists of 7741 records of degrees conferred by the University of New Mexico between 1916 and 1951. This time period was selected because lists of degrees conferred were available from the UNM course catalogs. These scanned course catalogs were processed using PDFMiner, Notepad ++, and MS Excel. Degree recipients' sex was coded based on first and middle names, and the presence of the "Jr." suffix; if the names were ambiguous or unknown, the sex was coded as "U."

In the future the dataset will be improved and expanded by adding data ...


Editorial - Volume 1, 2018, Pp.1-2, Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2018 Wojciech Budzianowski Consulting Services

Editorial - Volume 1, 2018, Pp.1-2, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

No abstract provided.


The (In)Significance Of Socio-Demographic Factors As Possible Determinants Of Vietnamese Social Scientists’ Contribution-Adjusted Productivity: Preliminary Results From 2008–2017 Scopus Data, Thu-Trang Vuong, Hong Kong T. Nguyen, Tung M. Ho, Toan Manh Ho, Quan-Hoang Vuong 2018 Vuong & Associates

The (In)Significance Of Socio-Demographic Factors As Possible Determinants Of Vietnamese Social Scientists’ Contribution-Adjusted Productivity: Preliminary Results From 2008–2017 Scopus Data, Thu-Trang Vuong, Hong Kong T. Nguyen, Tung M. Ho, Toan Manh Ho, Quan-Hoang Vuong

Quan-Hoang Vuong

As collaboration has become widespread in academia, and the number of authors per article has increased, the publication count is no longer an accurate indicator of scientific output in many cases. To overcome this limitation, this study defined and computed a relative count of publications called ‘CP’ (credit-based contribution points), based on the sequence-determines-credit (SDC) method, which takes into account the level of contribution of each author. Analyses were done on a sample of 410 Vietnamese social scientists whose publications were indexed in the Scopus database during 2008–2017. The results showed that the average CP of Vietnamese researchers in ...


Do Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Addictions And Deaths Related To Pain Killers?, David Powell, Rosalie Pacula, Mireille Jacobson 2018 Rand Corporation

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Addictions And Deaths Related To Pain Killers?, David Powell, Rosalie Pacula, Mireille Jacobson

David Powell

Recent work finds that medical marijuana laws reduce the daily doses filled for opioid analgesics among Medicare Part-D and Medicaid enrollees, as well as population-wide opioid overdose deaths. We replicate the result for opioid overdose deaths and explore the potential mechanism. The key feature of a medical marijuana law that facilitates a reduction in overdose death rates is a relatively liberal allowance for dispensaries.  As states have become more stringent in their regulation of dispensaries, the protective value generally has fallen. These findings suggest that broader access to medical marijuana facilitates substitution of marijuana for powerful and addictive opioids. 


From The Fringe To The National Fabric: A Resurgence Of Disinformation And How To Neutralize It, Deana Brown, Memo Cordova 2018 Boise State University

From The Fringe To The National Fabric: A Resurgence Of Disinformation And How To Neutralize It, Deana Brown, Memo Cordova

Deana Brown

GAME OF THRONES CALLING OUT POLITICAL CLIMATE?

Imagine you are sitting at home having just finished Sunday dinner when there is a knock at the door. Your friends have arrived to watch the Season Finale of your favorite show, Game of Thrones. The finale revolves around a number of warring houses whose past betrayals and chicaneries have made it difficult to join together and unite against an unimaginable threat.


From The Fringe To The National Fabric: A Resurgence Of Disinformation And How To Neutralize It, Deana Brown, Memo Cordova 2018 Boise State University

From The Fringe To The National Fabric: A Resurgence Of Disinformation And How To Neutralize It, Deana Brown, Memo Cordova

Jose Guillermo "Memo" Cordova Silva

GAME OF THRONES CALLING OUT POLITICAL CLIMATE?

Imagine you are sitting at home having just finished Sunday dinner when there is a knock at the door. Your friends have arrived to watch the Season Finale of your favorite show, Game of Thrones. The finale revolves around a number of warring houses whose past betrayals and chicaneries have made it difficult to join together and unite against an unimaginable threat.


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