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Snapshots Of Laptop Use In An Academic Library, Judi Briden, Ann Marshall 2009 University of Rochester

Snapshots Of Laptop Use In An Academic Library, Judi Briden, Ann Marshall

Ann Marshall

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to quantify recent changes in students' use of laptops in one academic library and to consider the potential role of new high‐tech library spaces on laptop use.
Design/methodology/approach – Instead of relying on standard library exit and entrance counts, this study was based on brief, structured observations of library spaces, including counts of laptop use. By conducting such observations over regular intervals in both new and pre‐existing library spaces, the authors were able to observe changes in laptop use across both time and type of library space.
Findings – The growth ...


The Deterioration Of Health Status Among Immigrants To Canada, Fernando De Maio, Eagan Kemp 2009 DePaul University

The Deterioration Of Health Status Among Immigrants To Canada, Fernando De Maio, Eagan Kemp

Fernando De Maio

A growing body of literature suggests that immigrants to Canada experience deterioration in their health status after settling in the country. While self-selection processes and Canadian immigration policy ensure that, at the time of arrival, immigrants are healthier than the Canadian-born population, this health advantage does not persist over time. This study uses new data from the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (N=7720) to examine how health transitions vary among immigrants. Logistic regression analyses indicate that visible minorities and immigrants who experienced discrimination or unfair treatment are most likely to experience a decline in self-reported health status. The ...


From Engels And Virchow To Wilkinson: An Analysis Of Research On Health Inequities, Fernando De Maio 2009 Simon Fraser University

From Engels And Virchow To Wilkinson: An Analysis Of Research On Health Inequities, Fernando De Maio

Fernando De Maio

Friedrich Engels and Rudolph Virchow taught us a great deal about the social determinants of health. Their analyses – largely descriptive prose, full of passion and rage – demonstrated with admirable clarity the impact of social structure on the health of individuals. Their work represents the roots of contemporary social research on health inequities. For example, it can be clearly seen in Paul Farmer’s conceptualisation of ‘structural violence’. But what about contemporary quantitative analyses of health inequities? Taking as an example Richard Wilkinson’s income inequality model, this essay explores the links between the classic works of Engels and Virchow and ...


Australia's 2009 Defense White Paper: A Maritime Focus For Uncertain Times, Jack McCaffrie, Chris Rahman 2009 University of Wollongong

Australia's 2009 Defense White Paper: A Maritime Focus For Uncertain Times, Jack Mccaffrie, Chris Rahman

Chris Rahman

No abstract provided.


Diplomacy And The Public Imagination, Huss Banai 2009 Occidental College

Diplomacy And The Public Imagination, Huss Banai

Huss Banai

No abstract provided.


Linkages And Gaps In Conflict Resolution Research, Rabia Akhtar 2009 Kansas State University

Linkages And Gaps In Conflict Resolution Research, Rabia Akhtar

Rabia Akhtar, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Si-G Training On Increase Sq Among Iranian Student In Malaysia, Siti Aishah Hassan Ph.D. 2009 Universiti Putra Malaysia

The Effect Of Si-G Training On Increase Sq Among Iranian Student In Malaysia, Siti Aishah Hassan Ph.D.

Siti Aishah Hassan Ph.D.

The main goal of this study is to determine whether SI-G training is able to help increase SQ. The present experimental study examined the effect of SI-G training on spiritual intelligence among Iranian students in Imam Khomeini School situated in Kuala Lumpur. This study has evaluated the effect of SI-G training program regarding the increasing SQ and its subscales. It evaluates the follow up test and the sustainability of the training program. The study shows that with SI-G training, spiritual intelligence and its subscales can be enhanced. Essentially, spiritual intelligence is a factor that affects training, practice and society in ...


Rcuk Review Of E-Science 2009, D.E. Atkins, Christine L. Borgman, N Bindhoff, M Ellisman, S Felman, I Foster, A Heck, D Heerman, J Lane, L Milanesi, J Paraki, W von Ruden, A Szalay, P Tackley, H Wensink, A Ynnerman 2009 University of California, Los Angeles

Rcuk Review Of E-Science 2009, D.E. Atkins, Christine L. Borgman, N Bindhoff, M Ellisman, S Felman, I Foster, A Heck, D Heerman, J Lane, L Milanesi, J Paraki, W Von Ruden, A Szalay, P Tackley, H Wensink, A Ynnerman

Christine L. Borgman

No abstract provided.


Teaching Award 2009-2010, Ewelina Barski 2009 The University of Western Ontario

Teaching Award 2009-2010, Ewelina Barski

Ewelina Barski, PhD

Teaching Honour Roll Certificate


The Progressive Era And Political Parties, Richard M. Skinner 2009 Rollins College

The Progressive Era And Political Parties, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

Teaching presentations.


Mindsets: Sensemaking And Transition In Negotiation, Mara Olekalns, Philip L. Smith 2009 Melbourne Business School

Mindsets: Sensemaking And Transition In Negotiation, Mara Olekalns, Philip L. Smith

Mara Olekalns

A negotiation’s opening moments are characterized by high levels of uncertainty. During this phase, individuals screen each other’s behavior for clues about underlying goals and motives. Much of this information is conveyed implicitly by the language that negotiators use. The words they choose and the way they respond to the other party provide important clues about negotiators’ dominant goals and strategy preferences. At the same time, negotiators use incoming information to assess the other party’s intentions. In negotiation, this uncertainty resolves itself into questions about the other party’s trustworthiness. Because negotiations are characterized by a vulnerability ...


Business As Unusual: Conglomerate-Sized Challenges For Film And Television In The Digital Arena, Alisa Perren 2009 Georgia State University

Business As Unusual: Conglomerate-Sized Challenges For Film And Television In The Digital Arena, Alisa Perren

Alisa Perren

No abstract provided.


The Decline And Revival Of Political Parties, Richard M. Skinner 2009 Rollins College

The Decline And Revival Of Political Parties, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Religion And American Politics, Richard M. Skinner 2009 Rollins College

Syllabus For Religion And American Politics, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


The Decline Of George W. Bush's Approval Rating, Richard M. Skinner 2009 Rollins College

The Decline Of George W. Bush's Approval Rating, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


'Rally Round The Flag’ Events For Presidential Approval Research, Brian Newman, Andrew Forcehimes 2009 Pepperdine University

'Rally Round The Flag’ Events For Presidential Approval Research, Brian Newman, Andrew Forcehimes

Brian Newman

Since Mueller's [Mueller, J., 1970. Presidential popularity from Truman to Johnson. The American Political Science Review 64 (1), 18-34.] pioneering study, students of presidential approval ratings have agreed that major events affect these ratings. Despite this consensus, there is wide divergence in the ways that scholars have selected events for inclusion in models of approval ratings. This inconsistency inhibits direct comparisons across studies and raises the possibility that results are contingent on those selection criteria. Thus, what we have learned about the impact of various factors that may affect approval may depend on the details of selection criteria. Practically ...


Book Review Of Herencias Secretas: Masonería, Política Y Sociedad En México, David Merchant 2009 Policy Studies Organization

Book Review Of Herencias Secretas: Masonería, Política Y Sociedad En México, David Merchant

David Merchant

Book Review of Herencias Secretas: Masonería, política y sociedad en México by Guillermo De Los Reyes.


Touring The Troubles In West Belfast: Building Peace Or Reproducing Conflict?, Wendy A. Wiedenhoft Murphy 2009 John Carroll University

Touring The Troubles In West Belfast: Building Peace Or Reproducing Conflict?, Wendy A. Wiedenhoft Murphy

Wendy A. Wiedenhoft Murphy

This article examines the development of tourism in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, and explores the extent to which tourism builds peace or reproduces processes of past conflict. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with tour managers and tour guides that include West Belfast in their itineraries and participant observations of tours conducted in West Belfast in the summer of 2007. The findings from this data suggest that while tourism there is reproducing some processes of past conflict, particularly territoriality, it has the potential to build cross-community relationships.


Aftershocks: The Impact Of Clinic Violence On Abortion Services, Mireille Jacobson, Heather Royer 2009 Rand Corporation

Aftershocks: The Impact Of Clinic Violence On Abortion Services, Mireille Jacobson, Heather Royer

Mireille Jacobson

No abstract provided.


Lechem Hara (Bad Bread), Lechem Tov (Good Bread): Survival And Sacrifice During The Holocaust, Carolyn S. Ellis 2009 University of South Florida

Lechem Hara (Bad Bread), Lechem Tov (Good Bread): Survival And Sacrifice During The Holocaust, Carolyn S. Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

In Judaism, human nature is understood as existing on a spectrum between yetzer hara (evil inclination) and yetzer tov (good inclination). Jews struggle to suppress the yetzer hara and exercise the yetzer tov. Based on an oral history interview and co-created by a survivor of the Holocaust and a researcher, this story focuses on bread (lechem) and hunger in a Polish ghetto. The narrative encourages reflection about good and evil and about the tangled intermingling of the generosity of self-sacrifice and the instinctive drive for survival.


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