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Children's Day At The Plaza 2011 Booth Coordinator, Claribel Marquez 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Children's Day At The Plaza 2011 Booth Coordinator, Claribel Marquez

Psychology and Child Development

This project outlines the organizational process of Children's Day at the Plaza, as well as a literature review about linguistic diversity at the elementary school level. Imersion, dual immersion, and other bilingual programs are among the linguistic programs discussed in the review.


City Of San Joaquin 2040 Community Plan, Volume I: Background Report, City of San Joaquin, California, Graduate Community and Regional Planning Studio, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo 2011 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

City Of San Joaquin 2040 Community Plan, Volume I: Background Report, City Of San Joaquin, California, Graduate Community And Regional Planning Studio, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Park Visitor Behavior At Los Osos Skate Park, Kristen McClay 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Assessing The Park Visitor Behavior At Los Osos Skate Park, Kristen Mcclay

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Skateboarding began in California over 50 years ago and has grown internationally. The purpose of this study was to assess the behavior of park visitors at Los Osos Skate Park. This park was fully supervised and this study can serve as a tool for park management. The researcher observed the skate park during operating hours throughout April 2011. The subjects of this study were park visitors actively skateboarding, or passively watching. The dominant demographic for skateboarders were adolescent males. This study found peak times were weekdays afterschool, adult park visitors display the most positive behavior, and middle school park visitors ...


A Comparative Study Of Methods To Explore Searchers' Affective Perceptions Of Images, JungWon Yoon 2011 University of South Florida

A Comparative Study Of Methods To Explore Searchers' Affective Perceptions Of Images, Jungwon Yoon

School of Information Faculty Publications

Introduction. Previous search query analysis studies demonstrated that emotional perceptions and needs tend not to be sufficiently reflected in image queries. To provide a better understanding of the emotional attributes of an image, this study explored and compared such attributes obtained from related tasks.


Method. This study analysed attributes of an image through sorting, describing and searching. A data-set was obtained from Flickr images tagged with one of six basic emotions (love, joy, surprise, anger, sadness and fear); fifty-nine students participated.


Results. The sorting and describing tasks revealed two categories of emotions, joy and sadness, which people perceive from images ...


Having Your Dog And Eating It Too?, Harold Herzog 2011 Animal Studies Repository

Having Your Dog And Eating It Too?, Harold Herzog

Ethics and Animal Welfare

Is it ever ok to eat your dog?


Revisiting Factors Associated With The Success Of Ballot Initiatives With A Substantial Rail Transit Component, Research Report 10-13, Peter J. Haas, Katherine Estrada 2011 San Jose State University

Revisiting Factors Associated With The Success Of Ballot Initiatives With A Substantial Rail Transit Component, Research Report 10-13, Peter J. Haas, Katherine Estrada

Mineta Transportation Institute Publications

This report presents the replication of an MTI study conducted in 2001 by Peter Haas and Richard Werbel. That research, itself a continuation of an earlier project completed in 2000, included an analysis of transportation tax elections in 11 urban areas across the nation and culminated in the identification of 17 community-level factors with potential impact on the success of ballot measures for sales tax increases to fund transportation packages with substantial rail components. Trends observed in these more recent case studies were generally highly consistent with the following findings from the 2001 study. Thus this analysis reaffirms the importance ...


Understanding Household Preferences For Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Technologies, Hilary Nixon, Jean-Daniel Saphores 2011 San Jose State University

Understanding Household Preferences For Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Technologies, Hilary Nixon, Jean-Daniel Saphores

Mineta Transportation Institute Publications

This report explores consumer preferences among four different alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs): hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) vehicles, and electric vehicles (EVs). Although researchers have been interested in understanding consumer preferences for AFVs for more than three decades, it is important to update our estimates of the trade-offs people are willing to make between cost, environmental performance, vehicle range, and refuel¬ing convenience. We conducted a nationwide, Internet-based survey to assess consumer preferences for AFVs. Respondents participated in a stated-preference ranking exercise in which they ranked a series of five vehicles (four AFVs ...


Coping With Hobgoblins: Rethinking Journals Processing In The E-Journals Environment At The University Of South Florida, Carol Ann Borchert 2011 University of South Florida

Coping With Hobgoblins: Rethinking Journals Processing In The E-Journals Environment At The University Of South Florida, Carol Ann Borchert

Academic Resources Faculty and Staff Publications

Many libraries grapple with how to develop new skills for processing electronic journals, while still handling the print format as well. Journals in a print format have always been complex, and adding the electronic component has made them more so. Few libraries are adding staff to handle this workload. The University of South Florida Tampa Library has tried a number of workflow changes--not always successfully--to handle this transition. This paper will explore these changes, explaining why some were not successful and why others have resulted in efficiencies, and concludes with lessons learned that could benefit others.


Students, Faculty, And The Library: Research At The University Of South Florida, Susan Silver, Matt Torrence, Barbara Lewis, Drew Smith 2011 University of South Florida

Students, Faculty, And The Library: Research At The University Of South Florida, Susan Silver, Matt Torrence, Barbara Lewis, Drew Smith

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This study will assess various aspects of library services and resources from the user perspective, utilizing a number of methodologies, including surveys, usability testing, observation, and focus groups. In-depth examination of how students and faculty use the library will guide our efforts to improve library services and resources and facility that relate to student success.


Mountain Monitor-1st Quarter 2011, Mark Muro, Kenan Fikri, Jonathan Rothwell 2011 Brookings Institution

Mountain Monitor-1st Quarter 2011, Mark Muro, Kenan Fikri, Jonathan Rothwell

Mountain Monitor

The pace of economic recovery slowed in the large metros of the Intermountain West in the first quarter of 2011. Widespread but slowing output growth was coupled with much slower improvement in the labor market, where for the first time the region’s unemployment rate edged above the nation’s. The weight of a still-depressed housing market slowed recovery further. Overall, the differing courses of the region’s 10 major metro economies since the beginning of the recession can be characterized by relatively strong bouncebacks to the north and east of the region and more sluggish and protracted slogs to ...


Legal Capacity In A Mental Health Context In Ireland A Critical Review And A Case For Reform, Andrew Guy 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Legal Capacity In A Mental Health Context In Ireland A Critical Review And A Case For Reform, Andrew Guy

Dissertations

This thesis examines the issue of legal capacity in the context of existing and proposed mental health legislation in Ireland from a human rights perspective. Its primary focus is to access whether certain recent proposed reforms to Ireland’s existing mental health legislation will meet the relevant prevailing international human rights standards, namely the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the “CRPD”).

In particular, it includes a critical review of the proposed legislative reforms in the area of legal capacity in a mental health context. In summary, the main reforms are contained within the Scheme of ...


Unlv Stars Unabridged Report, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Unlv Stars Unabridged Report, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Reports (USI)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, by earning a 2011 Silver Rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Ratings System (STARS), is ahead of the curve among public universities – and improving.

STARS is a voluntary, self–reporting framework developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to help measure sustainability performance over time and among colleges and universities nationwide. The UNLV Sustainability Council oversaw STARS, which by measuring sustainability can help UNLV to reduce energy consumption and waste, improve education, attract research, and generate jobs.

A rating of Silver puts UNLV in great company – with Yale, University ...


Book Review: How To House The Homeless. Edited By Ingrid Gould Ellen And Brendan O'Flaherty. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2010, Dennis P. Culhane 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Book Review: How To House The Homeless. Edited By Ingrid Gould Ellen And Brendan O'Flaherty. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2010, Dennis P. Culhane

Departmental Papers (SPP)

No abstract provided.


The Evolution Of An Embedded Information Literacy Module: Using Student Feedback And The Research Literature To Improve Student Performance, Allison Kavanagh 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Evolution Of An Embedded Information Literacy Module: Using Student Feedback And The Research Literature To Improve Student Performance, Allison Kavanagh

Articles

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and evolution of the embedded information literacy (IL) module for first year BSc in Marketing students in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) over a three year period between 2007-8 and 2009-10. It describes the pedagogical theories underlining the teaching and assessment of the course in its original format, the reflective practice in which the library team engaged, and the subsequent changes made to the teaching and assessment of the course, informed by the research literature. The study uses performance in the assessment task, student feedback drawn from survey questionnaires and ...


Patron Driven Acquisitions Via Interlibrary Loan At Grand Valley State University, Doug Way 2011 Grand Valley State University

Patron Driven Acquisitions Via Interlibrary Loan At Grand Valley State University, Doug Way

Presentations

Presented at: "Purchase on Demand through Interlibrary Loan." Sponsored by ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section.

Are you interested in getting into patron-driven acquisitions but don’t know where to start? Do you want to know how selectors fit into the PDA model? Would you like to see how other institutions have solved workflow issues? Would you like to hear how people have funded their PDA programs? What about assessment of PDA programs? Come learn about purchase-on-demand programs instituted through interlibrary loan. Public and academic libraries will talk about how they got started doing purchase-on-demand and what the patron response ...


The Sting: Summer 2011, Cedarville University 2011 Cedarville University

The Sting: Summer 2011, Cedarville University

The Sting

No abstract provided.


Inspire: Explore Your Number 1 Career Resource, Summer 2011, Cedarville University 2011 Cedarville University

Inspire: Explore Your Number 1 Career Resource, Summer 2011, Cedarville University

Inspire

No abstract provided.


June, 2011 Vol. 2 No. 5, Near Westside Initiative 2011 Syracuse University

June, 2011 Vol. 2 No. 5, Near Westside Initiative

Near Westside Initiative News/Noticias

No abstract provided.


Report Of The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library Collection Committee, University Of South Florida Saint Petersburg, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library., Patricia C. Pettijohn, Kaya van Beynen, Allison Etzel, Gerald A. Notaro, Carissa Santana 2011 University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Report Of The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library Collection Committee, University Of South Florida Saint Petersburg, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library., Patricia C. Pettijohn, Kaya Van Beynen, Allison Etzel, Gerald A. Notaro, Carissa Santana

Library Department and Committee Reports

This report began as a charge from the Dean of Library to investigate the anticipated costs of electronic resources required to support university teaching and research; including staffing, staff training, licensing and purchasing of data and resources, and the technology required to store, and remotely access resources. The committee also examined expenditures on electronic resources by other institutions, both within State of Florida public higher education, and in comparison to institutions similar in size and programmatic characteristics to USFSP. After considering the many factors that must influence the one-time and recurring expenses, the Committee concludes that to provide electronic resources ...


The Next Act In A Long Saga: Southern Sudan To Declare Independence On July 9, 2011, Sandra Popiden 2011 Bridgewater State University

The Next Act In A Long Saga: Southern Sudan To Declare Independence On July 9, 2011, Sandra Popiden

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


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