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The 1905 Einstein Equation In A General Mathematical Analysis Model Of Quasars, Byron E. Bell 2009 DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago

The 1905 Einstein Equation In A General Mathematical Analysis Model Of Quasars, Byron E. Bell

Byron E. Bell

No abstract provided.


The Urgency Of Building Oromo National Consensus, Asafa Jalata 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Urgency Of Building Oromo National Consensus, Asafa Jalata

Asafa Jalata

First, the paper explains how some political achievements without strong organizational and institutional structures have increased political crises in the Oromo national movement. Second, it identifies and explores external and internal factors that have hampered the development of the Oromo national consensus. Third, it suggests what Oromo activists and political organizations should do to overcome their ideological and political weaknesses and political ineptness to develop a national declaration that will be the central guiding principle of the Oromo national movement for human liberation and sovereignty in Oromia and beyond.


Language In Society (Winter 2010 Syllabus), Adam Hodges 2009 Stanford University

Language In Society (Winter 2010 Syllabus), Adam Hodges

Adam Hodges

In this course, we will examine how language and society affect each other. We will place a significant focus on language use in our own society to explore regional and social differences in speech. We will examine the attitudes and ideologies people have about languages, language varieties, and their speakers (e.g. issues of prestige and stigma). We will explore how speakers use language to construct identities and interact with different audiences. And we will examine how language itself often becomes a political issue (e.g. in debates over language and education). The course will use a mixture of lectures ...


Postcolonial, Neo-Imperial, Or A Little Bit Of Both?: Reflections On Museums In Lebanon, Neil A. Silberman 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Postcolonial, Neo-Imperial, Or A Little Bit Of Both?: Reflections On Museums In Lebanon, Neil A. Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Legal Interoperability In Support Of Spatially Enabling Society, Harlan J. Onsrud 2009 University of Maine - Main

Legal Interoperability In Support Of Spatially Enabling Society, Harlan J. Onsrud

Harlan J Onsrud

Spatial data is critically important for the wellbeing of society. Yet appropriate spatial data is often very difficult to find and, when found, the legal ability to use it is often in question. Lack of an operational web-wide capability allowing users to legally access and use the geospatial data of others without seeking permission on a case-by-case basis remains as an entrenched major impediment to general spatial enablement for all sectors in society. This chapter presents a legal inter-operability vision for offering, acquiring, and using spatial data and proposes an operational environment for gaining much greater legal clarity and efficiency ...


Labor Heterogeneity, Inequality And Institutional Change, Peter Skott 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Labor Heterogeneity, Inequality And Institutional Change, Peter Skott

Peter Skott

US earnings inequality has increased dramatically since the 1970s, and the prospect of a reversal depends on what caused the trend. The standard explanation emphasizes skill-biased technical change. This paper briefly considers some aggregation issues and then proceeds to outline two alternative perspectives .power biased technical change and the effects of induced mismatch in the labor market .and their implications. JEL Categories: J31, J41, O33


Ceo Compensation At Tarp Institutions, Karl T. Muth 2009 University of Chicago

Ceo Compensation At Tarp Institutions, Karl T. Muth

Karl T Muth

This is a PowerPoint presentation given at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on March 10, 2010. It requires the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint.


The Roller Coaster Economy: Financial Crisis, Great Recession, And The Public Optiion, HOWARD J. SHERMAN 2009 University of California, Los Angeles

The Roller Coaster Economy: Financial Crisis, Great Recession, And The Public Optiion, Howard J. Sherman

HOWARD J SHERMAN

This is an explanation of how and why the economic downturn of 2007 became the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. Author Howard Sherman explores the root causes of the cycle of boom and bust of the economy, focusing on the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession of 2007-2009. He makes an argument that recessions and the resulting painful involuntary unemployment are inherent in capitalism itself. Sherman clearly illustrates the mechanisms of business cycles, and he provides a thoughtful alternative that would rein in their destructive effects.


Slope-Driven Goal Location Behavior In Pigeons, Daniele Nardi, Kristian P. Nitsch, Verner P. Bingman 2009 Eastern Illinois University

Slope-Driven Goal Location Behavior In Pigeons, Daniele Nardi, Kristian P. Nitsch, Verner P. Bingman

Daniele Nardi

A basic tenet of principles of associative learning applicable to models of spatial learning is that a cue should be assigned greater weight if it is a better predictor of the goal location. Pigeons were trained to locate a goal in an acute corner of an isosceles trapezoid arena, presented on a slanted floor with 3 (Experiment 1) or 2 (Experiment 2) orientations. The goal could be consistently determined by the geometric shape of the arena; however, its position with respect to the slope gradient varied, such that slope position was not a good predictor of the goal. Pigeons learned ...


The Echoes Of War: Effects Of Early Malnutrition On Adult Health., Patrick F. Clarkin 2009 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Echoes Of War: Effects Of Early Malnutrition On Adult Health., Patrick F. Clarkin

Patrick F. Clarkin

No abstract provided.


Marijuana Use And High School Drop Out: The Influence Of Unobservables, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula 2009 Rand Corporation

Marijuana Use And High School Drop Out: The Influence Of Unobservables, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

In this study, we reconsider the relationship between heavy and persistent marijuana use and high school dropout status. Using a unique prospective panel study of over 4500 7th grade students from South Dakota who are followed through high school, we developed propensity score weights to adjust for baseline differences found to exist before marijuana initiation occurs for most students (7th grade). We then used weighted logistic regression that incorporates these propensity score weights to examine the extent to which time-varying factors, including substance use, also influence the likelihood of dropping out of school. We found a positive association between marijuana ...


On Conflicted Swedish Consumers, The Effort To “Stop Shopping” & Neoliberal Environmental Governance, Cindy Isenhour 2009 University of Maine, Department of Anthropology

On Conflicted Swedish Consumers, The Effort To “Stop Shopping” & Neoliberal Environmental Governance, Cindy Isenhour

Cindy Isenhour

No abstract provided.


Assessing Sub-Saharan Africa’S University-Level Geography Resources:, William G. Moseley 2009 Macalester College

Assessing Sub-Saharan Africa’S University-Level Geography Resources:, William G. Moseley

William G Moseley

Remarkably few studies have been undertaken to assess the level of university geography resources within Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. While reviews of the state of geography have been done in some African countries, none have been attempted at the continental scale. Such assessments are a starting point for beginning to understand whether or not African students and governments have adequate access to sufficient amounts of geographic knowledge, perspectives and techniques; skills which are increasingly crucial for surviving in a world dominated by rapid change. This study presents and analyzes a simple inventory of geography programs in SSA. The spatial distribution ...


Tech Watch Column: Need Gov Info? There’S An App For That: Mobile Phone Apps And Qr Codes For Government Information, Sonnet Ireland, Rebecca Blakeley 2009 University of New Orleans

Tech Watch Column: Need Gov Info? There’S An App For That: Mobile Phone Apps And Qr Codes For Government Information, Sonnet Ireland, Rebecca Blakeley

Sonnet Ireland

No abstract provided.


Challenges In Sustaining The Million Book Project, A Project Supported By The National Science Foundation, Gloriana St. Clair 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Challenges In Sustaining The Million Book Project, A Project Supported By The National Science Foundation, Gloriana St. Clair

Gloriana St. Clair

One of the main roles I have played as a director of the Universal Digital Library has been to write grant proposals to support our work. Both for this project and for another project—Olive.org, an archive of executable content—how to sustain the final product is the most difficult challenge. This paper discusses the various models that might be adopted to sustain a large corpus of digital material, such as that of the million book project. Methods discussed here include government funding, foundations and non profits, university homes, and joining existing projects. All individuals working with large digital ...


Summer Engineering Experience For Girls (See): An Evolving Hands-On Role For The Engineering Librarian., G. Lynn Berard, Donna Beck, Bo Baker, Nancy George 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Engineering Experience For Girls (See): An Evolving Hands-On Role For The Engineering Librarian., G. Lynn Berard, Donna Beck, Bo Baker, Nancy George

G. Lynn Berard

The summer of 2009 marked the third year that the EQT Corporation sponsored a two-week Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE) at Carnegie Mellon University. The program's goal is to provide junior high girls the opportunity to learn of the appeal of engineering as a career choice by demonstrating how engineering contributions make the world "a better place." The girls complete an application and attach a copy of their latest report card, a teacher recommendation form, and a one page essay explaining their interest in SEE. Twenty+ participants per year attend the July program free of charge. Librarians are ...


Does Ptsd Moderate The Relationship Between Social Support And Suicide Risk In Iraq And Afghanistan War Veterans Seeking Mental Health Treatment?, Matthew Jakupcak, Steven D. Vannoy, Zac Imel, Jessica W. Cook, Alan Fontana, Robert Rosenheck, Miles McFall 2009 Selected Works

Does Ptsd Moderate The Relationship Between Social Support And Suicide Risk In Iraq And Afghanistan War Veterans Seeking Mental Health Treatment?, Matthew Jakupcak, Steven D. Vannoy, Zac Imel, Jessica W. Cook, Alan Fontana, Robert Rosenheck, Miles Mcfall

Steven D Vannoy

Objective: This study examined posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a potential moderating variable in the relationship between social support and elevated suicide risk in a sample of treatment-seeking Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans. Method: As part of routine care, self-reported marital status, satisfaction with social networks, PTSD, and recent suicidality were assessed in Veterans (N 5 431) referred for mental health services at a large Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Logistic regression analyses were conducted using this cross- sectional data sample to test predictions of diminished influence of social support on suicide risk in Veterans reporting PTSD. Results: Thirteen percent of ...


Help-Negation And Suicidal Ideation: The Role Of Depression, Anxiety And Hopelessness., Coralie J. Wilson 2009 University of Wollongong

Help-Negation And Suicidal Ideation: The Role Of Depression, Anxiety And Hopelessness., Coralie J. Wilson

Coralie J Wilson

Help-negation is expressed behaviorally by the refusal or avoidance of available help and cognitively by the inverse relationship between self-reported symptoms of psychological distress and help-seeking intentions. The current study is part of a larger multi-cite research program developed and led by the first author. It examines the association between suicidal ideation and intentions to seek help from friends, family and professional mental health sources in a sample of 302 Australian university students. Participants were 77.5% female and aged from 18-25 years old, with 85.4% aged 21 years or younger. Higher levels of suicidal ideation were related to ...


Newspaper Theft, Self-Preservation And The Dimensions Of Censorship, Erik Ugland, Jennifer Lambe 2009 Marquette University

Newspaper Theft, Self-Preservation And The Dimensions Of Censorship, Erik Ugland, Jennifer Lambe

Erik Ugland

One of the most common yet understudied means of suppressing free expression on college and university campuses is the theft of freely-distributed student publications, particularly newspapers. This study examines news accounts of nearly 300 newspaper theft incidents at colleges and universities between 1995 and 2008 in order to identify the manifestations and consequences of this peculiar form of censorship, and to augment existing research on censorship and tolerance by looking not at what people say about free expression but at what they do when they have the power of censorship in their own hands. Among the key findings is that ...


Alcohol Consumption And Body Weight, M T. French, E C. Norton, H Fang, J C. Maclean 2009 University of Miami

Alcohol Consumption And Body Weight, M T. French, E C. Norton, H Fang, J C. Maclean

Michael T. French

The number of Americans who are overweight or obese has reached epidemic proportions. Elevated weight is associated with health problems and increased medical expenditures. This paper analyzes Waves 1 and 2 of the National Epidemiological Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions to investigate the role of alcohol consumption in weight gain. Alcohol is not only an addictive substance but also a high-calorie beverage that can interfere with metabolic function and cognitive processes. Because men and women differ in the type and amount of alcohol they consume, in the biological effects they experience as a result of alcohol consumption, and in ...


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