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Coalition Battle Management Language (C-Bml) Study Group Final Report, Major Kevin Galvin, Mike Hieb, Andreas Tolk, Charles Turnitsa, Curtis Blais, James Montgomery Dec 2005

Coalition Battle Management Language (C-Bml) Study Group Final Report, Major Kevin Galvin, Mike Hieb, Andreas Tolk, Charles Turnitsa, Curtis Blais, James Montgomery

Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering Faculty Publications

Interoperability across Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and Command and Control (C2) systems continues to be a significant problem for today's warfighters. M&S is well-established in military training, but it can be a valuable asset for planning and mission rehearsal if M&S and C2 systems were able to exchange information, plans, and orders more effectively. To better support the warfighter with M&S based capabilities, an open standards-based framework is needed that establishes operational and technical coherence between C2 and M&S systems.


The Likely Effect Of A Radiological Dispersion Device, Paul R. Rickert Dec 2005

The Likely Effect Of A Radiological Dispersion Device, Paul R. Rickert

Faculty Publications and Presentations

With the end of the Cold War, the political and strategic relationships that undergirded the global balance of power were shattered. The powers that held nation-states together, like the USSR, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and others largely disappeared and to fill the vacuum left by the reduction of political authority, nationalist and religious identities emerged strong. As a result, the former USSR has broken into at least thirteen new countries, mostly along historic ethnic lines, Czechoslovakia into two, Yugoslavia, violently, into five along both religious and ethnic lines. These are only the most familiar examples, as there are many more. The threat ...


Archaeological Research & Data Management, Lake Mead National Recreation Area And Parashant National Monument: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Archaeological Research & Data Management, Lake Mead National Recreation Area And Parashant National Monument: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Archaeology

  • 2005-2006 survey priorities established
  • Completed 650 acres of survey at Lake Mead NRA and 700 acres of survey at Parashant National Monument
  • Search for the project manager underway
  • Hiring of crew member(s) 90% completed
  • Preparations underway for the summer field school
  • Presented a Fall 2005 brown bag lecture to the UNLV Anthropology Department about the upcoming project
  • Presented paper on upcoming work at the Three Corners Conference, held October 15, 2005 at UNLV


Re-Evaluation Of The Main Ridge Site And Adjacent Areas: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Re-Evaluation Of The Main Ridge Site And Adjacent Areas: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Archaeology

Hired graduate student to conduct the archival research

Purchased computer and camera for archival work

Met with Steve Daron about desired archival research methods

Presented a Fall 2005 brown bag lecture to the UNLV Anthropology Department about the upcoming project

Presented paper on upcoming work at the Three Corners Conference, held on October 15, 2005 at UNLV


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • Active stewards in the program now total 169, an increase of 497% since December 2004.
  • 11 additional major cultural site impacts resulting in measurable damages reported this quarter. Four additional impacts with somewhat lesser significance also reported in the quarter. Total impacts since December 2004 total 36 major and 12 less significant.
  • 2006 monitoring plan for Gold Butte implemented.
  • Training class on Southern Nevada Pre-history presented to 41 site stewards.


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

  • Messaging campaign proposal approved by the federal Land Managers.
  • Invitations sent to potential Community Steering Committee members.
  • Project Manager Doug Joslin appointed to new county-wide Southern Nevada Recycling Advisory Committee.
  • Four public service announcements produced by UNLV students.
  • Contract with the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) in progress for prison crew site clean-ups.
  • Plan for agency requests for additional dumpsters and/or roll-offs approved by team.


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships -- Interagency Volunteer Program & Cooperative Conservation Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships -- Interagency Volunteer Program & Cooperative Conservation Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • Database now contains 1,807 records, a 15% increase over the last quarter.
  • Website activity increased, recording an average of 38,399 hits per month, with an average of 3,537 pages viewed per month.
  • Inaugural interagency volunteer recognition event held October 28, 2005.
  • Interagency training program (phase 1) scheduled for February 2006 (four sessions).
  • Alternative Workforce Survey completed and delivered to National Park Service.


Results Of The Alcoa Foundation-Suriname Expeditions. Xiv. Mammals Of Brownsberg Nature Park, Suriname, Burton K. Lim, Mark D. Engstrom, Hugh H. Genoways, François M. Catzeflis, Kelly A. Fitzgerald, Sandra L. Peters, Marijem Djosetro, Sandra Brandon, Sutrisno Mitro Dec 2005

Results Of The Alcoa Foundation-Suriname Expeditions. Xiv. Mammals Of Brownsberg Nature Park, Suriname, Burton K. Lim, Mark D. Engstrom, Hugh H. Genoways, François M. Catzeflis, Kelly A. Fitzgerald, Sandra L. Peters, Marijem Djosetro, Sandra Brandon, Sutrisno Mitro

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

An inventory of mammals in the vicinity of Brownsberg Nature Park, Suriname, incorporated a number of different sampling methods including examining museum voucher specimens, an animal-rescue operation, transect surveys, camera photo-traps, and interviews with local inhabitants. We document a total of 125 mammal species present in the Park. These include ten opossums, five pilosans, four armadillos, 58 bats, eight monkeys, 13 carnivores, one tapir, four artiodactyls, and 22 rodents. Nine of these species are reported for the first time from Suriname: one mouse opossum (Marmosops pinheiroi); one naked-backed moustached bat (Pteronotus gymnonotus); four fruit-eating bats (Artibeus bogotensis, A. gnomus, A ...


South Dakota's International Trade, Evert Van Der Sluis, Benno Wymar Dec 2005

South Dakota's International Trade, Evert Van Der Sluis, Benno Wymar

Economics Commentator

No abstract provided.


The Passing Of Abc's Monday Night Football, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2005

The Passing Of Abc's Monday Night Football, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

At the end of its thirty-sixth season, ABC's Monday Night Football will pass into history, sort of. It certainly has been an institution of historical significance for broadcasting and for American popular culture as well as sport. It will not exactly disappear but will migrate to Sunday night, while ESPN's Sunday night football will move over to fill the void on Monday night.


Framing Race: The Election Of The First African-American Mayor Of Jackson, Mississippi, Byron D. Orey Dec 2005

Framing Race: The Election Of The First African-American Mayor Of Jackson, Mississippi, Byron D. Orey

Faculty Publications: Political Science

“Lord have mercy! We're going to have a black mayor in Jackson, in Jackson, Mississippi.” — An anonymous black woman quoted in Chappell (1997)

The above epigraph expresses the shock within the black community of Jackson, Mississippi, when Harvey Johnson was elected as the city's first African-American mayor in June, 1997. Surprisingly, four years earlier Johnson failed to win the Democratic nomination for the mayor's office. How did Johnson rebound from his earlier defeat in the 1993 Democratic mayoral primary election? In other words, how does one explain Johnson's historic victory—the first African-American mayor of Jackson ...


Ddasaccident488, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database Dec 2005

Ddasaccident488, Humanitarian Demining Accident And Incident Database

Global CWD Repository

This memo serves to convene a formal Board of Inquiry (B01), effective 16th January 2006, to investigate the circumstances into the death of [the Victim] (Ins No. 2233), Deminer and injury of three other team members in Kabul CDS.


Measurements Of Trace Gas Emissions From Australian Forest Fires And Correlations With Coincident Measurements Of Aerosol Optical Depth, Clare Paton-Walsh, N. B. Jones, Stephen R. Wilson, V Haverd, A. Meier, D. W. Griffith Dec 2005

Measurements Of Trace Gas Emissions From Australian Forest Fires And Correlations With Coincident Measurements Of Aerosol Optical Depth, Clare Paton-Walsh, N. B. Jones, Stephen R. Wilson, V Haverd, A. Meier, D. W. Griffith

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

We present vertically integrated measurements of C2H2, C2H4, C2H6, HCOOH, CO, H2CO, HCN and NH3 through smoke plumes from Australian forest fires measured by ground-based solar absorption spectroscopy. The column amounts of these gases are highly correlated with simultaneous, co-located measurements of aerosol optical depth, providing a potential method of mapping biomass-burning emissions using satellite measurements of aerosol optical depth. We have calculated emission ratios relative to CO for the trace gases using aerosol optical depth as a proxy for CO and converted to emission factors by using an average emission factor for CO from literature measurements of extra-tropical forest ...


Foreign Migration To The Cleveland-Akron-Lorain Metropolitan Area From 1995 To 2000, Mark Salling, Ellen Cyran Dec 2005

Foreign Migration To The Cleveland-Akron-Lorain Metropolitan Area From 1995 To 2000, Mark Salling, Ellen Cyran

Urban Publications

This report is one of a series on migration to and from the region using the five percent Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) of the 2000 Census of Population and Housing and provides a description of foreign migrants moving to the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain (CAL) Consolidated Metropolitan Area (CMSA) from 1995 to 2000.* The report identifies the countries of origin of migrants and compares the demographic, socioeconomic, and housing characteristics of the foreign migrants to the CAL with other groups, including foreign migrants to Ohio and the nation, and, at times, to domestic migrants to and from the CAL.


Amendments To The General Law Mayor-Aldermanic Charter, Steve Lobertini Dec 2005

Amendments To The General Law Mayor-Aldermanic Charter, Steve Lobertini

MTAS Publications: Technical Bulletins

Summary of changes to the general law mayor-aldermanic charter enacted after the 1991 charter revision.


Federal Court Invalidates Initiative 300, J. David Aiken Dec 2005

Federal Court Invalidates Initiative 300, J. David Aiken

Cornhusker Economics

On December 15, 2005, the U.S. District Court for Nebraska (Judge Camp) ruled that Article 12 Section 8 of the Nebraska Constitution, popularly known as Initiative 300, violated federal law. The court ruled that I300, which regulates corporate farming, violated the Interstate Commerce Clause and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Vicious Geography: The Spatial Organization Of Prostitution In Twentieth Century Philadelphia, Sarah S. Bertozzi Dec 2005

Vicious Geography: The Spatial Organization Of Prostitution In Twentieth Century Philadelphia, Sarah S. Bertozzi

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

This study analyzes the geography of prostitution in twentieth-century Philadelphia. Specifically, it addresses how the spatial organization of the sex trade has changed over this time period and considers possible explanations for this change. The author evaluates the influence of market economics, police repression and moral stigmatization on prostitution’s geography in Philadelphia. The author relies on records of prostitution-related arrests, vice complaints, law enforcement testimony, press coverage, and governmental reports to determine the location of vice since the early 1900s. The author concludes that Philadelphia’s case study complicates the narrative of spatial change put forth by the existing ...


Marc Vs Xml, Peter A. Zuber Dec 2005

Marc Vs Xml, Peter A. Zuber

Faculty Publications

Some of the issues in discussion between MARC and XML deal with the desire to expand the content of the bibliographic record. An often-cited example is the library that wishes to enrich the current electronic record with a table of contents. Although a table of contents inclusion is actually possible with the MARC record, it is certainly not an ideal platform for such content. The MARC record is described as being a "flat" record, meaning it does not have a hierarchal nature. As such, it is a poor candidate for hierarchal structures such as a table of contents. A discussion ...


Guest Worker Programs: Problem Or Solution?, Erin Mckenna Dec 2005

Guest Worker Programs: Problem Or Solution?, Erin Mckenna

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

Should unauthorized immigrants be allowed to legally work within the borders of the United States? This question is at the heart of the debate over the use of guest worker programs in America. Many believe guest worker programs that include these undocumented immigrants would actually be harmful. They fear these immigrants would not leave the country after their legal status has expired and that the conditions for many American workers would diminish.


Changes In Federal Reimbursement Rates For Travel, Dick Phebus Dec 2005

Changes In Federal Reimbursement Rates For Travel, Dick Phebus

MTAS Publications: Hot Topics

Summary of changes in the federal and state reimbursement rates for travel.


Grand Valley Forum, Volume 030, Number 21, December 19, 2005, Grand Valley State University Dec 2005

Grand Valley Forum, Volume 030, Number 21, December 19, 2005, Grand Valley State University

2005-2006, Volume 30

Grand Valley Forum is Grand Valley State's faculty and staff newsletter, published from 1976 to the present.


The "Other" Treaties: Comments On Deloria And Demallie's Documents Of American Indian Diplomacy, Charles D. Bernholz Dec 2005

The "Other" Treaties: Comments On Deloria And Demallie's Documents Of American Indian Diplomacy, Charles D. Bernholz

Faculty Publications, UNL Libraries

No abstract provided.


Facs 170 Introduction To Early Care And Education: A Three Year Analysis And Peer Review Of College Teaching/Learning, Toni Hill-Menson, Carolyn P. Edwards Dec 2005

Facs 170 Introduction To Early Care And Education: A Three Year Analysis And Peer Review Of College Teaching/Learning, Toni Hill-Menson, Carolyn P. Edwards

Faculty Publications, Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies

I. Peer Review of Teaching Project This project provides a way for college faculty to work with others in a supportive context to document and reflect on both the quantity and quality of student learning. Faculty members work in groups of 3-5 for a semester or year to support each other's exploration of not only what students learn but also how they learn, for a particular selected course. Personal goals: To improve teaching delivery and teaching methods for the enhancement of student learning and student professional development.

II. UNL's Peer Review Process The purpose is to improve college ...


Far Reaches Of The Holiday Bowl Lineup, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2005

Far Reaches Of The Holiday Bowl Lineup, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Several years ago the good people at the Miller Brewing Company put together the Miller Lite Survey of Sport in America. The survey, greeted by many with a roar of disbelief, found that bowling was the most popular participatory sport in the nation. We are now about to enter the Bowling Zone, a sixteen-day run of college football games with little or no meaning except to close family and friends of the participants, with a few notable exceptions. This is not the kind of bowling that was found in the Miller Lite Survey. These are not events featuring a hard ...


Lacuny Multicultural And Diversity Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2005, Lacuny Dec 2005

Lacuny Multicultural And Diversity Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2005, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Qalys And Policy Evaluation: A New Perspective, Matthew D. Adler Dec 2005

Qalys And Policy Evaluation: A New Perspective, Matthew D. Adler

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

“QALYs” (Quality-Adjusted Life Years) are a metric for health and longevity very widely employed by health researchers. Surveys are used to assign health states a quality ranking on zero-one scale, with zero representing a health state no better than death and one perfect health. The total QALY value of a health profile is calculated as the time spent in its component health states, each weighted by its quality. Until a few years ago, despite the huge academic literature on QALY measurement, this approach was seldom used by policymakers in the U.S. But there have been recent signs of governmental ...


Giving Thanks, Mark Y. Herring Dec 2005

Giving Thanks, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

Indulge me for a few moments, will you? I write this column just as we approach the Thanksgiving. You will read it having spent the last few weeks recovering from the Christmas Holidays. It seems appropriate at this time, even conventional, to spend a few moments looking at what we all have to be thankful for, even joyous about. All too often the quotidian cares of life weigh us down unceremoniously, and we forget that we have much to be thankful for.


The Significant Other Version Of The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (Pcs-S): Preliminary Validation, Annmarie Cano, Michelle T. Leonard, Aleda Franz Dec 2005

The Significant Other Version Of The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (Pcs-S): Preliminary Validation, Annmarie Cano, Michelle T. Leonard, Aleda Franz

Psychology Faculty Research Publications

Researchers have hypothesized that pain catastrophizing has a social function. Although work has focused on the catastrophizing of individuals with chronic pain (ICPs), little is known about the pain catastrophizing of their significant others. The purpose of this study was to test the validity of a revised version of the original PCS [Sullivan MJL, Bishop S, Pivik J. The pain catastrophizing scale: development and validation. Psychol Assess 1995; 7: 432–524.] in which individuals were instructed to report on their own catastrophizing about their significant other’s pain. In Study 1, a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to determine the ...


Better Business Management Through Financial Management, Burton Pflueger Dec 2005

Better Business Management Through Financial Management, Burton Pflueger

Economics Staff Paper Series

No abstract provided.


Using The Income Statement For Management Decisions, Burton Pflueger Dec 2005

Using The Income Statement For Management Decisions, Burton Pflueger

Economics Staff Paper Series

No abstract provided.