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Information Literacy And The Transition From High School To College, Donna E. Nix, Marianne Hageman, Janice Kragness 2011 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Information Literacy And The Transition From High School To College, Donna E. Nix, Marianne Hageman, Janice Kragness

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What expectations should college librarians have concerning the information literacy skills of incoming freshmen? This has been a recurring question among college librarians for years. The complementary question for high school librarians is: what do colleges expect freshmen to know in order to be effective researchers? AASL and ACRL have published information literacy standards, and have worked cooperatively to encourage communication between high school and college librarians. Have these efforts been successful? In this article, the authors share information about their research study exploring whether a gap exists between high school and college expectations related to information literacy.

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Outsourcing Mutual Fund Management: Firm Boundaries, Incentives And Performance, Joseph S. Chen, Jeffrey D. Kubik, Harrison Hong 2011 University of California, Davis

Outsourcing Mutual Fund Management: Firm Boundaries, Incentives And Performance, Joseph S. Chen, Jeffrey D. Kubik, Harrison Hong

Economics Faculty Scholarship

This paper investigates the effects of managerial outsourcing on the incentives and performance of mutual funds. We document that mutual fund families outsource the management of a significant fraction of their funds to unaffiliated advisory firms. Funds managed externally significantly under-perform those ran internally. To establish the causality of this relationship, we instrument for whether a fund is outsourced and find similar estimates. We hypothesize that contractual externalities due to firm boundaries make it more difficult to extract performance from an outsourced relationship. We verify two auxiliary predictions of this hypothesis: compared to counterparts ran internally, an outsourced fund faces ...


Do Arbitrageurs Amplify Economic Shocks?, Harrison Hong, Jeffrey D. Kubik, Tal Fishman 2011 Princeton University and National Bureau of Economic Research

Do Arbitrageurs Amplify Economic Shocks?, Harrison Hong, Jeffrey D. Kubik, Tal Fishman

Economics Faculty Scholarship

We test the hypothesis that arbitrageurs amplify economic shocks in equity markets. The ability of speculators to hold short positions depends on asset values: shorts are often reduced following good news about a stock. Therefore, the prices of highly shorted stocks are excessively sensitive to shocks compared to stocks with little short interest. We confirm this hypothesis using several empirical strategies including two quasi-experiments. In particular, we establish that the price of highly shorted stocks overshoots after good earnings news due to short covering compared to other stocks.


A Comparison Of Mindfulness, Nonjudgmental, And Cognitive Dissonance-Based Approaches To Mirror Exposure, Cynthia A. Luethcke, Leda McDaniel, Carolyn Becker 2011 University of Texas Health Science - San Antonio

A Comparison Of Mindfulness, Nonjudgmental, And Cognitive Dissonance-Based Approaches To Mirror Exposure, Cynthia A. Luethcke, Leda Mcdaniel, Carolyn Becker

Psychology Faculty Research

This study compares different versions of mirror exposure (ME), a body image intervention with research support. ME protocols were adapted to maximize control and comparability, and scripted for delivery by research assistants. Female undergraduates (N = 168) were randomly assigned to receive mindfulness-based (MB; n = 58), nonjudgmental (NJ; n = 55), or cognitive dissonance-based (CD, n = 55) ME. Participants completed the Body Image Avoidance Questionnaire (BIAQ), Body Checking Questionnaire (BCQ), Satisfaction with Body Parts Scale (SBPS), Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), and Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) at pre-treatment, post-treatment, and 1-month follow-up. Mixed models ANOVAs revealed a significant main effect of time ...


Economic Development: Future Employment Opportunities In Neighborhoods Of Low Socio-Economic Status In Tacoma, Natasha Boyde 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Economic Development: Future Employment Opportunities In Neighborhoods Of Low Socio-Economic Status In Tacoma, Natasha Boyde

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Depression In Pierce County, K.D. Carlyle 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Depression In Pierce County, K.D. Carlyle

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Introduction:This project was thought up through my interest in Psychology. Since I cannot actually map physical locations of where depression comes from, I was interested in possible demographics that could cause (not always does) depression. I was able to compile a list of contributing demographics through a literature review. Through my literature review, demographics that were highlighted were that of socioeconomic status or social standing (class). Those with a lower SES were more likely than those who had a higher SES for depression. The purpose of this research was to be able to identify areas within Pierce County that ...


The Role Of Sediments And Aquatic Plants In The Nutrient Budget Of Spirit Lake At Mount St. Helens, Wa, Laura Alskog 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

The Role Of Sediments And Aquatic Plants In The Nutrient Budget Of Spirit Lake At Mount St. Helens, Wa, Laura Alskog

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Introduction:The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens caused the bathymetry of Spirit Lake to change drastically, resulting in an increase in surface area and a decrease in average depth. Subsequently, Spirit Lake is experiencing an increase in productivity. This analysis examines concentrations of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus obtained from sediment samples collected over the summer of 2010, as well as aquatic plant height data, in order to identify sources of the lake’s increasing productivity. The results of these analyses will be used as part of a larger nutrient cycling model examining changes in the lake over time.


Land Capacity Analysis For The City Of Tacoma, Natasha L. Housley 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Land Capacity Analysis For The City Of Tacoma, Natasha L. Housley

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Expanding Streetcar Service In Tacoma, Sergio Hernandez & Max Mousseau 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Expanding Streetcar Service In Tacoma, Sergio Hernandez & Max Mousseau

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Toxic Release Facilities Analysis In The Southern Puget Sound Region, Niki Hung 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Toxic Release Facilities Analysis In The Southern Puget Sound Region, Niki Hung

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Introduction:Through energy consumptions, recycling, and different kinds of operations, numerous facilities are disposing and releasing a significant amount of chemicals every day. Within all those chemicals, some could be functioned as fertilizers while most are toxic, threatening both the environment and people’s health. The purpose of this project is to find out the areas with relatively serious toxic concentration in the south part of the Puget Sound region (Pierce, King, and Kitsap County), as well as who are the most affected people in those areas. The general public who are interested in environmental issues might get the idea ...


Ski Resort Site Selection In Washington State, Dean Frank 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Ski Resort Site Selection In Washington State, Dean Frank

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Land Classification Surrounding Spirit Lake At Mount St. Helens, Washington, Danielle Dahlquist 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Land Classification Surrounding Spirit Lake At Mount St. Helens, Washington, Danielle Dahlquist

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Introduction:Following the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18th 1980, the ecosystem of Spirit Lake was dramatically altered and, since then, there has been a significant increase in the amount of primary productivity in the south end of the lake. The focus of this research is to identify land cover types surrounding Spirit Lake which, in the future, could be used to identify possible nutrient point sources flowing into surface waters entering the lake. The watershed pouring into the lake is covered by nitrogen-fixing vegetation that could potentially be contributing to the increased productivity. The work completed for ...


Determining Conservation Values And Potential Conservation Areas In Kitsap County, Washington, Katie Royer 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Determining Conservation Values And Potential Conservation Areas In Kitsap County, Washington, Katie Royer

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Changing Vacant Parcels To Pocket Parks In Tacoma, Wa, Gabriel Rhee 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Changing Vacant Parcels To Pocket Parks In Tacoma, Wa, Gabriel Rhee

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Participatory Geographic Information Systems: Using The Community's Knowledge, Rachael Sukola 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Participatory Geographic Information Systems: Using The Community's Knowledge, Rachael Sukola

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Analyzing And Revisioning The Service Reduction Plan Of Pierce Transit In Respect Of Transit Equity, Jing Xiang Su 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Analyzing And Revisioning The Service Reduction Plan Of Pierce Transit In Respect Of Transit Equity, Jing Xiang Su

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Hydroelectricity In Washington State: Finding New Locations For Hydroelectric Dams, Victoria Karout 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Hydroelectricity In Washington State: Finding New Locations For Hydroelectric Dams, Victoria Karout

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Method For Placement Of Rain Gardens, FirstName? Ledbetter 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Method For Placement Of Rain Gardens, Firstname? Ledbetter

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Rerouting Highway Traffic In Aberdeen, Wa, Andrew Roberts 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Rerouting Highway Traffic In Aberdeen, Wa, Andrew Roberts

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Ideal Apartments For International Students In University Of Washington, Tacoma, Sing Wong 2011 University of Washington Tacoma

Ideal Apartments For International Students In University Of Washington, Tacoma, Sing Wong

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Introduction:

Beginning a new journey as an international student in a foreign country is no easy task, the same story applies to the international students in University of Washington, Tacoma. Yet, due to current inadequate supply of student housing units and the lack of a domestic host family housing program, international students in UW, Tacoma face even harsher challenges when looking for a place to live. Without many options, most international students would, therefore, choose to rent apartment units that are within reasonable proximity to the campus and other amenities as their homes. However, many international students might be unfamiliar ...


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