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The Economics Of Co2 Sequestration Through Enhanced Oil Recovery, Klaas T. Van 'T Veld, Charles F. Mason, Andrew Leach Nov 2013

The Economics Of Co2 Sequestration Through Enhanced Oil Recovery, Klaas T. Van 'T Veld, Charles F. Mason, Andrew Leach

Charles F Mason

No abstract provided.


Get Visible Or Vanish : Using New Media To Raise Your Research Profile, Peta J. Hopkins, Wendy Abbott, Daniel Brennan, Katrina A. Bramstedt, Tracy Whitelaw, Jeffrey Brand, Michael J. Rees Nov 2013

Get Visible Or Vanish : Using New Media To Raise Your Research Profile, Peta J. Hopkins, Wendy Abbott, Daniel Brennan, Katrina A. Bramstedt, Tracy Whitelaw, Jeffrey Brand, Michael J. Rees

Peta Hopkins

This is a video recording of a panel session hosted by Bond University Library during Bond Research Week 2013 on the topic of using new media (social media) for raising research profiles. The panel session was organised by Peta Hopkins and Wendy Abbott of Bond University Library. The speakers in the session are: Daniel Brennan, Katrina Bramstedt, Tracy Whitelaw, Jeffrey Brand, Michael Rees and Peta Hopkins. All the speakers are from Bond University. The session took place on the 6 of September 2013, Bond University.


Get Visible Or Vanish : Using New Media To Raise Your Research Profile, Peta J. Hopkins, Wendy Abbott, Daniel Brennan, Katrina A. Bramstedt, Tracy Whitelaw, Jeffrey Brand, Michael J. Rees Nov 2013

Get Visible Or Vanish : Using New Media To Raise Your Research Profile, Peta J. Hopkins, Wendy Abbott, Daniel Brennan, Katrina A. Bramstedt, Tracy Whitelaw, Jeffrey Brand, Michael J. Rees

Peta Hopkins

This is a video recording of a panel session hosted by Bond University Library during Bond Research Week 2013 on the topic of using new media (social media) for raising research profiles. The panel session was organised by Peta Hopkins and Wendy Abbott of Bond University Library. The speakers in the session are: Daniel Brennan, Katrina Bramstedt, Tracy Whitelaw, Jeffrey Brand, Michael Rees and Peta Hopkins. All the speakers are from Bond University. The session took place on the 6 of September 2013, Bond University.


Student Performance In A Principle Of Microeconomics Course Under Hybrid And Face-To-Face Delivery, P. Verhoeven, T. Rudchenko Nov 2013

Student Performance In A Principle Of Microeconomics Course Under Hybrid And Face-To-Face Delivery, P. Verhoeven, T. Rudchenko

Faculty and Research Publications

Designing a hybrid course entails the challenge of choosing learning activities for each of the face-to-face and online environments--and sequencing and coordinating the activities across the two environments--to promote student attainment of the course’s learning objectives. This paper presents a study comparing student performance in an undergraduate Principles of Microeconomics course taught by the same instructor under hybrid (n = 51) and face-to-face (n = 24) delivery. The percentage of hybrid students completing the course (71%) was not significantly different (chi-square = .61, p = .433) than that (79%) of the face-to-face students. A regression analysis controlling for student GPA …


A Stochastic Walk Along Mexico's Mesoamerican Frontier, Gregory Brock, Constantin Ogloblin Nov 2013

A Stochastic Walk Along Mexico's Mesoamerican Frontier, Gregory Brock, Constantin Ogloblin

Department of Economics Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Academic Libraries, Julie Miller Oct 2013

The Future Of Academic Libraries, Julie Miller

Julie L. Miller

Student Library Liaison Akeira Jennings interviews Dean of Butler Libraries, Julie Miller, on Butler Beat, the student television news program available on YouTube. They discuss the future of academic libraries and how Butler Libraries are changing to accommodate the needs of today’s students.


Reimaging Information Literacy As Metaliteracy In A Credit Library Course, Vera J. Lux Oct 2013

Reimaging Information Literacy As Metaliteracy In A Credit Library Course, Vera J. Lux

University Libraries Faculty Publications

To address the ways users interact with information introduced by digital technologies, many librarians have looked beyond information literacy to incorporate multiple literacies into their teaching. This presentation will highlight a credit library course that was reimagined around the comprehensive conceptual framework of metaliteracy. Discover how this approach engaged students in learning core skills, such as advanced search strategies and source evaluation, through assignments involving the use of search engines, social media, and emerging technologies.


Challenges To Land Restitution In Colombia: A Conversation With Winifred Tate, Winifred L. Tate, Adam Isacson Oct 2013

Challenges To Land Restitution In Colombia: A Conversation With Winifred Tate, Winifred L. Tate, Adam Isacson

Winifred L. Tate

(Audio Podcast) The Colombian government's peace and land restitution efforts are meeting stiff resistance from elites in much of the country. Adam Isacson, Senior Associate for Regional Security Policy at WOLA (Washington Office on Latin America) talks to Winifred Tate, professor of anthropology at Colby College, about this dynamic.


Library Faculty Council : Open Access Resolution, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Library Faculty Council. Oct 2013

Library Faculty Council : Open Access Resolution, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Library Faculty Council.

Library Faculty Governance: Supporting Documents

No abstract provided.


An Instagram Is Worth A Thousand Words - An Industry Panel Session At Alia Information Online 2013, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Grace Saw Sep 2013

An Instagram Is Worth A Thousand Words - An Industry Panel Session At Alia Information Online 2013, Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Grace Saw

Wendy Abbott

This is an audio recording of a panel session hosted by Bond University Library at ALIA Information Online 2013. The panel session was organised by Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Jo Hare and Grace Saw of Bond University Library. The speakers in the session are: Daniel Brennan, Christian Bowman, Inger Van Dyke, Jo Hare, Peta Hopkins and Mitchell Willocks. All the speakers are from Bond University. The session took place on the 13th of February 2013, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


The Facts Of Fiction: Information Literacy For Creative Writing, Melissa Clark Sep 2013

The Facts Of Fiction: Information Literacy For Creative Writing, Melissa Clark

Library Conference Presentations and Posters

Research for creative writing is completely different from conventional research: you need to immerse yourself in cultures and thought patterns not your own in order to develop believable characters and depict them, their actions, motivations, and conversations convincingly. A writer needs to be creative in their research and consult a variety of sources, including primary and archival sources, interviews and personal experience, maps and atlases, art and pictures, and sociological or psychological research. How can Librarians teach writers the information literacy skills they need and relate those skills to their immediate research needs? In this session, I will discuss my …


Hindsight Bias In The 2012 United States Presidential Election, Judith Gilbert Sep 2013

Hindsight Bias In The 2012 United States Presidential Election, Judith Gilbert

Modern Psychological Studies

Hindsight bias refers to the tendency for people to increase their confidence in a prediction after they've learned the outcome of an event; this is also known as the knew-it-all-along effect. The present study explored hindsight bias in the context of the 2012 United States presidential election. Participants were asked to predict various election outcomes one week before the election and then were asked to reconstruct those predictions one week after the outcome was known. The study showed strong evidence of hindsight bias and this bias did not depend on political affiliation, gender, or prior knowledge.


The Rise Of The Megacorporation, Richard Adelstein Aug 2013

The Rise Of The Megacorporation, Richard Adelstein

Richard Adelstein

A podcast interview with Sarah Green of the Harvard Business Review on the rise of big business in the United States.


Digitally Archiving Your Law Reviews: From Planning To Population, Lauren Seney, Linda Tesar, Kathleen Cowan Aug 2013

Digitally Archiving Your Law Reviews: From Planning To Population, Lauren Seney, Linda Tesar, Kathleen Cowan

Lauren P. Seney

Last year, the William & Mary law library uploaded 5,000 documents to their institutional repository in little over 3 months. The documents include the complete archives of five law reviews, spanning more than 50 years of scholarly publications. Over the last year, these collections have garnered more than 400,000 downloads from a global audience. Lauren Seney and Linda Tesar, who led the effort to archive W&M’s law reviews, share their experiences in this webinar. Topics include: essential components, best practices, and strategies for archiving law reviews online.


Welcome To The Amazon: Leading Online Retail From Local Tax Avoidance Into Your Backyard, Sherry Tehrani Aug 2013

Welcome To The Amazon: Leading Online Retail From Local Tax Avoidance Into Your Backyard, Sherry Tehrani

Sherry Tehrani

Online sales in the United States have increased by over 250 percent in the last ten years, reaching over 250 billion dollars in 2012.[1] Spearheaded by Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”), online retailers have fed off their competitive advantage of avoiding local sales tax, and have grown to capture roughly 7 percent of the retail market.[2] The juxtaposition of this upsurge of untaxed online sales and our nationwide recession has prompted state governments with crushing deficits to take on the tax loophole.

Local governments across the U.S. have passed legislation to enforce online sales tax collection, referred to as “Amazon …


How 'West Philly' Must I Be To Be West Philly?, Celine Thompson Jul 2013

How 'West Philly' Must I Be To Be West Philly?, Celine Thompson

Celine Thompson

No abstract provided.


The Additionality Problem With Offsets: Optimal Contracts For Carbon Sequestration In Forests, Charles F. Mason, Andrew J. Plantinga Jun 2013

The Additionality Problem With Offsets: Optimal Contracts For Carbon Sequestration In Forests, Charles F. Mason, Andrew J. Plantinga

Charles F Mason

No abstract provided.


Six Thinking Hats In The Library, Sandra Barclay, Linda Golian-Lui, Ariel Turner Jun 2013

Six Thinking Hats In The Library, Sandra Barclay, Linda Golian-Lui, Ariel Turner

Faculty and Research Publications

No abstract is currently available.


Rss And Its Use In Libraries, Sadaf Shahid Jun 2013

Rss And Its Use In Libraries, Sadaf Shahid

Sadaf Shahid

No abstract provided.


No Longer The Sleeping Dog, The Fcpa Is Awake And Ready To Bite: Analysis Of The Increased Fcpa Enforcements, The Implications, And Recommendations For Reform, Rouzhna Nayeri Jun 2013

No Longer The Sleeping Dog, The Fcpa Is Awake And Ready To Bite: Analysis Of The Increased Fcpa Enforcements, The Implications, And Recommendations For Reform, Rouzhna Nayeri

Rouzhna Nayeri

No abstract provided.


Vernacular Explanations Of Causation In Lay Health Discourse, Laurel Smith Stvan Jun 2013

Vernacular Explanations Of Causation In Lay Health Discourse, Laurel Smith Stvan

Linguistics & TESOL Faculty Publications & Presentations

Few linguistic works exam vernacular terms for health concepts rather than technical medical terms (cf. Rueda-Baclig & Florencio 2003). The prevalence of conversations on food, sleep, exercise, and illness – and the ordinariness of the words – leads to aspects of lexical misinterpretation remaining understudied. Lay terms with multiple senses are studied here to determine effects on misunderstanding of causality in health discussions.


The Relevance Of Firm-Size For The Informal Sector, Mohammad Amin Jun 2013

The Relevance Of Firm-Size For The Informal Sector, Mohammad Amin

Mohammad Amin

Using newly collected on informal firms in 11 countries in Africa, we explore whether firm-size matters at all for the structure, conduct and performance of the firms. While firm-size is known to be an important attribute of the firms in the formal sector, it is not obvious what the relevance of firm-size is for the informal sector. Informal firms are small, many of them run alone by the owner, and have limited variation in size. Notwithstanding the limited variation in firm-size, our results show that firm-size is highly correlated with a number of firm characteristics such as job growth, labor …


Imports Of Intermediate Inputs And Country Size, Mohammad Amin, Asif Islam Jun 2013

Imports Of Intermediate Inputs And Country Size, Mohammad Amin, Asif Islam

Mohammad Amin

The present paper analyzes the relationship between country size and the use of imported intermediate inputs by firms in 76 developing countries. Recent evidence indicates that the use of imported inputs can have a large positive effect on productivity and growth thus motivating a better understanding of the determinants of imported inputs. Our results confirm that relative to large countries, firms in small countries are both likely to use more imported inputs and a larger share of imported inputs in their total inputs. Interestingly, adjusting for the mean level of imports of inputs and exports of goods in our sample, …


Gender Based Differences In Managerial Experience: The Case Of Informal Firms In Rwanda, Mohammad Amin, Khrystyna Kushnir May 2013

Gender Based Differences In Managerial Experience: The Case Of Informal Firms In Rwanda, Mohammad Amin, Khrystyna Kushnir

Mohammad Amin

The paper contributes to the literature on gender-based disparity in human capital by extending existing results on educational attainment to the number of years of experience that female vs. male managers have among informal or unregistered firms. Using the case of Rwanda, results show that the number of years of experience for female managers is significantly lower equaling 80-88 percent of their male counterparts. We also find that this gender disparity is higher among the relatively older managers and among firms in the relatively less developed city of Butare compared with the more developed city of Kigali.


Do Retail Firms Favor Female Managers? Evidence From Survey Data In Developing Countries, Mohammad Amin, Asif Islam May 2013

Do Retail Firms Favor Female Managers? Evidence From Survey Data In Developing Countries, Mohammad Amin, Asif Islam

Mohammad Amin

Using firm-level data for 87 developing countries, the paper analyzes how the likelihood of a firm having female vs. male top manager varies across sectors. The service sector is often considered to be more favorable towards women compared with men vis-à-vis the manufacturing sector. While our results confirm a significantly higher presence of female managers in services vs. manufacturing, the result is entirely driven by the retail firms with little contribution from other service sectors such as wholesale, construction and other services. We also find that the higher presence of female managers in the retail sector vs. manufacturing is much …


Improving Student Research: The Embedded Librarian, Melissa Clark, Linda Kott, Chris Schafer May 2013

Improving Student Research: The Embedded Librarian, Melissa Clark, Linda Kott, Chris Schafer

Library Conference Presentations and Posters

How can we develop critical thinking and solid research skills in students who prefer to Google, copy, and paste? Academic quality in higher education can benefit/profit greatly from the embedded librarian approach to information literacy instruction, and this presentation will explore the possibilities. Not all instances of embedded librarianship are created equally, and this presentation explains several different models, in addition to discussing how collaborative relationships between departments and librarians may improve student research. Experience with embedded librarianship in a beginning speech communication course is explored.


A Need For Green: An Approach For Motivating Environmentally Sustainable Practices At The University Of Rhode Island, Alyssa Mason, Mary Vidal May 2013

A Need For Green: An Approach For Motivating Environmentally Sustainable Practices At The University Of Rhode Island, Alyssa Mason, Mary Vidal

Senior Honors Projects

“Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Meade

Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man details his yearlong experiment to live without creating any environmental impact. As sophomores we were inspired by Beavan’s journey but also skeptical of living a completely no-impact lifestyle as college-students. Although we were motivated to try to live sustainably, our efforts were dormant until our junior year. That year we decided that we would attempt to live up to the standards set forth by Beavan--understanding that some practices would be harder …


A Need For Green: An Approach For Motivating Environmentally Sustainable Practices At The University Of Rhode Island, Mary Vidal, Alyssa Mason May 2013

A Need For Green: An Approach For Motivating Environmentally Sustainable Practices At The University Of Rhode Island, Mary Vidal, Alyssa Mason

Senior Honors Projects

“Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Meade

Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man details his yearlong experiment to live without creating any environmental impact. As sophomores we were inspired by Beavan’s journey but also skeptical of living a completely no-impact lifestyle as college-students. Although we were motivated to try to live sustainably, our efforts were dormant until our junior year. That year we decided that we would attempt to live up to the standards set forth by Beavan--understanding that some practices would be harder …


Library Faculty Council Annual Report : 2012-2013, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Library Faculty Council. May 2013

Library Faculty Council Annual Report : 2012-2013, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Library Faculty Council.

Library Faculty Governance: Supporting Documents

No abstract provided.


2012 Annual Population Report Tables (April 19, 2013), Portland State University. Population Research Center Apr 2013

2012 Annual Population Report Tables (April 19, 2013), Portland State University. Population Research Center

Oregon Population Estimates and Reports

This item contains Oregon population tables. Prepared by Population Research Center, Portland State University, January 2013.