Framing And Power In Public Deliberation With Climate Change: Critical Reflections On The Role Of Deliberative Practitioners, Gwendolyn Blue, Jacquie Dale
Journal of Public Deliberation
Drawing on the experiences of a deliberative practitioner and critical social scientist involved in the planning, production and implementation of a deliberative initiative on climate change, this paper reflects on nuances of framing and power in practical settings. Decisions about framing, some of them more conscious than others, influence the process of opinion formation among participants as well as the outcomes of the deliberation. Framing enacts power through the selection of deliberative approaches, the viewpoints that are admitted into the procedure, the alternatives that are defined, as well as the solutions that are ultimately proposed. Grounded in reflexivity as a ...
The Rise Of China's Hacking Culture: Defining Chinese Hackers, 2016 California State University - San Bernardino
The Rise Of China's Hacking Culture: Defining Chinese Hackers, William Howlett Iv
Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations
China has been home to some of the most prominent hackers and hacker groups of the global community throughout the last decade. In the last ten years, countless attacks globally have been linked to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) or those operating within the PRC. This exploration attempts to investigate the story, ideology, institutions, actions, and motivations of the Chinese hackers collectively, as sub-groups, and as individuals. I will do this using sources ranging from basic news coverage, interviews with experts and industry veterans, secondary reportage, leaked documents from government and private sources, government white papers, legal codes ...
The Social Implications Of Wellness, 2016 Butler University
The Social Implications Of Wellness, Mary G. Fisher
This paper presents the existing health disparities between populations of varying socio-economic statuses in the US as part of a broader discussion of the modern wellness industry. The discussion highlights the threat modern wellness poses to the individual and society and the implications these threats have on the health and future of the US if the wellness industry is left unchecked.
Influence Of Personality On Emotional Contagion Through Social Media, 2016 University of Connecticut - Storrs
Influence Of Personality On Emotional Contagion Through Social Media, Theodore T. Jensen
Honors Scholar Theses
The rapid growth of computers and computing technologies in the recent past has led to dramatic changes in modern social interactions. Connectivity through the internet and social networking sites is a massive part of people's lives, with younger generations learning to interact more and more through these means. It is necessary to recognize the emotional influence of these forms of communication- their influence on mental health will grow as they become a larger part of the social fabric. Facebook and other social media have been shown to be a form of emotional contagion; emotional states can be transferred from ...
Bryn Mawr Digital Competencies Framework, 2016 Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr Digital Competencies Framework, Gina Siesing, Jennifer Spohrer, Bryn Mawr College
Blended Learning Research and Open Educational Resources
The digital competencies outlined here are the fruits of both top-down and bottom-up initiatives at Bryn Mawr College. The Board of Trustees' Digital Bryn Mawr Task Force Report has charged Library and Information Technology Services and the College generally with ensuring that students develop the digital competencies needed to succeed in and beyond college. In 2014, Bryn Mawr College received a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Mellon foundation to create curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to develop these competencies. In working with faculty and students on projects supported by that grant, members of the Educational Technology Services team ...
Nuclear Waste Burial In Canada? The Political Controversy Over The Proposal To Construct A Deep Geologic Repository, Erika Simpson
Political Science Publications
Canada’s newly minted federal minister of the environment, Catherine McKenna, decided on February 18, 2016 to delay the federal government’s decision on a proposal to construct a permanent repository for nuclear waste beneath the Bruce nuclear site, little more than a kilometre from Lake Huron. Officially called a ‘deep geologic repository’, or DGR, the facility is the brainchild of Ontario Power Generation. While it would not store fuel rods from nuclear plants, it would take in all other types of low- and intermediate-level radioactive wastes including concrete, equipment and protective gear from the continued operation and planned refurbishment ...
The Growth Of The Broadband Internet Access Market In California: Deployment, Competition, Adoption, And Challenges For Policy, James E. Prieger
School of Public Policy Working Papers
This report examines the great progress made in availability and adoption in the broadband market over the past few decades and shows how Californian residents and businesses have come to use broadband widely. The policy issues involved with continuing the tremendous strides already made are discussed, along with recommendations for policy-makers.
The report begins by documenting the rapid growth of Internet usage in the U.S. and California. There is a review of the current state of competition in voice and broadband markets, discussing the decline of traditional telephone service, which is rapidly approaching irrelevance, and the rise of wireless ...
Table Of Contents, 2016 Tuskegee University
Table Of Contents
Professional Agricultural Workers Journal
No abstract provided.
The Complexity View On The Changes In Social And Economic Environment In 21st Century, 2016 University of Primorska
The Complexity View On The Changes In Social And Economic Environment In 21st Century, Vasja Roblek, Zlatka Štok, Maja Meško
Human Automation Systems In Spaceflight: The What, When And How Of Measurement, 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Human Automation Systems In Spaceflight: The What, When And How Of Measurement, Chelsea Iwig, James M. Oglesby, Kevin L. Leyva, Misa Shimono, Kimberly Stowers, Eduardo Salas
Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference
No abstract provided.
Federal Minister Delays Decision On Nuclear Waste Depository, 2016 Western University
Federal Minister Delays Decision On Nuclear Waste Depository, Erika Simpson
Political Science Publications
The federal minister of the environment, Catherine McKenna, has dealt a setback to the proposal put forward by government-owned Ontario Power Generation (OPG), for the underground storage of nuclear waste. The proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) would be located in Kincardine, Ontario, approximately 1.2 kilometres away from the shore of Lake Huron, and constructed underneath the world's largest operating nuclear power plant.
Science System Path-Dependencies And Their Influences: Nanotechnology Research In Russia, 2016 University of Manchester; Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa
Science System Path-Dependencies And Their Influences: Nanotechnology Research In Russia, Maria Karaulova, Abdullah Gok, Oliver Shackleton, Philip Shapira
Bias Against Novelty In Science: A Cautionary Tale For Users Of Bibliometric Indicators
Mitigating The Negative Effects Of Stress In Space Flight: A Transactional Approach, 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Mitigating The Negative Effects Of Stress In Space Flight: A Transactional Approach, Haydee Cuevas
Haydee M. Cuevas
The primary goal of this theoretical paper is to highlight how a transactional approach to investigating stressor effects during space flight can lead to a greater understanding of the complex processes by which humans adapt psychologically and physically to the adverse conditions encountered in this extreme environment.Transactional approaches conceptualize stress as occurring in the nature of the "transaction" (Le., interaction) between the individual and the stimulus environment, emphasizing the role of cognitive appraisal (Le., perceived ability to cope with the situation). Interventions that positively influence this cognitive appraisal process may, therefore, lessen the experience of stress and optimize human ...
Using Computer Games To Motivate At-Risk Students To Studious Learners, 2016 Family Impact Restoration Ministries
Using Computer Games To Motivate At-Risk Students To Studious Learners, Dawn M. White
National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah
Motivation is the key factor in the academic success of students. Tapping into students’ interests keeps them engaged in learning. One major interest in all students is computer games. Learn about the numerous and free education games available on the Internet and how to use them to transform at–risk students into studious learners. Target Audience: elementary, middle and high school teachers, school counselors, & parents
Remembering Me: Big Data, Individual Identity, And The Psychological Necessity Of Forgetting, 2016 Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University
Remembering Me: Big Data, Individual Identity, And The Psychological Necessity Of Forgetting, Jacquelyn A. Burkell
Library and Information Science Publications
Each of us has a personal narrative: a story that defines us, and one that we tell about ourselves to our inner and outer worlds. A strong sense of identity is rooted in a personal narrative that has coherence and correspondence (Conway, 2005): coherence in the sense that the story we tell is consistent with and supportive of our current version of ‘self’; and correspondence in the sense that the story reflects the contents of autobiographical memory and the meaning of our experiences. These goals are achieved by a reciprocal interaction of autobiographical memory and the self, in which memories ...
Bayesian Hierarchical Statistical Sirs Models, 2016 Ohio State University
Bayesian Hierarchical Statistical Sirs Models, Lili Zhuang, Noel Cressie
Professor Noel Cressie
The classic susceptible-infectious-recovered (SIR) model, has been used extensively to study the dynamical evolution of an infectious disease in a large population. The SIR-susceptible (SIRS) model is an extension of the SIR model to allow modeling imperfect immunity (those who have recovered might become susceptible again). SIR(S) models assume observed counts are "mass balanced." Here, mass balance means that total count equals the sum of counts of the individual components of the model. However, since the observed counts have errors, we propose a model that assigns the mass balance to the hidden process of a (Bayesian) hierarchical SIRS (HSIRS ...
Tightening The Ooda Loop: Police Militarization, Race, And Algorithmic Surveillance, 2016 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Tightening The Ooda Loop: Police Militarization, Race, And Algorithmic Surveillance, Jeffrey L. Vagle
This Article examines the role military automated surveillance and intelligence systems and techniques have supported a self-reinforcing racial bias when used by civilian police departments to enhance predictive policing programs. I will focus on two facets of this problem. First, my research will take an inside-out perspective, studying the role played by advanced military technologies and methods within civilian police departments, and how they have enabled a new focus on deterrence and crime prevention by creating a system of structural surveillance where decision support relies increasingly upon algorithms and automated data analysis tools, and which automates de facto penalization and ...
Terahertz Spectroscopy Of 2,4-Dinitrotoluene Over A Wide Temperature Range (7−245 K), 2016 University of Wollongong
Terahertz Spectroscopy Of 2,4-Dinitrotoluene Over A Wide Temperature Range (7−245 K), Lucia Lepodise, Josip Horvat, Roger Lewis
Previous THz spectroscopy of the TNT explosive precursor, 2,4-dinitrotoluene (DNT), has been restricted to room temperature (apart from one set of data at 11 K). Here, for the first time, we investigate the spectrum as the temperature is systematically varied, from 7 to 245 K. Many new features appear in the spectrum on cooling below room temperature. As well as the five absorption lines observed previously, we observe five additional lines. In addition, a new room-temperature line at 8.52 THz (281 cm−1) is observed. Six of the lines red-shift with temperature and four of them blue-shift. The ...
Thz Absorption Bands In Sr14cu24o41 By Synchrotron Radiation, 2016 University of Wollongong
Thz Absorption Bands In Sr14cu24o41 By Synchrotron Radiation, Evan Constable, Guochu Deng, Joseph Horvat, R Lewis
We use unpolarized synchrotron radiation to probe the temperature dependent transmittance of single crystal Sr14Cu24O41 in the spectral range 15-110 cm-1 (0.45-3.3 THz). At high temperature we identify a conductivity band, which we assign to hole hopping between neighboring chains. At low temperatures we identify 14 resonance bands, 11 of which are previously unreported. Analysis of the absorption band spectral weight indicates mode coupling accompanying a transition in the vicinity of 100-200 K.