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The Bone Battle: The Attack On Scientific Freedom, Elizabeth Weiss Dec 2009

The Bone Battle: The Attack On Scientific Freedom, Elizabeth Weiss

Faculty Publications, Anthropology

NAGPRA (lovely acronym) is a federal law, passed in 1989, that requires agencies receiving federal support to allow federally recognized tribes to obtain “culturally affiliated” Native American human remains and artifacts - in other words, to reclaim bones, body parts, and burial objects from museums, research organizations, and other current owners. [...] decisions will be made on the basis of religious belief, not a showing of fact.


The Vision And The Blueprint: High Speed Rail In The United States And Launching High-Speed Rail In The U.S.: High-Speed Rail Sessions From Apta´S Annual Meeting, October 6, 2009 , Mti Report S-09-03, Mineta Transportation Institute Dec 2009

The Vision And The Blueprint: High Speed Rail In The United States And Launching High-Speed Rail In The U.S.: High-Speed Rail Sessions From Apta´S Annual Meeting, October 6, 2009 , Mti Report S-09-03, Mineta Transportation Institute

Mineta Transportation Institute Publications

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) held its annual meeting in Orlando, Florida on October 4–7, 2009, including special sessions on high-speed rail. This e-book is the edited proceedings of two sessions, "The Vision and the Blueprint: High Speed Rail in the United States," and "Launching High-Speed Rail in the U.S.," which were held on October 6. Introducing the first session, "The Vision and the Blueprint: High Speed Rail in the United States," was Dale Muellerleile, senior vice president and national director for transit engineering for HDR Engineering. Moderator for this session was Rod Diridon, Sr., chair, APTA ...


The Local Is Global: Broker For Human Rights “Florence Kitchelt, Connecticut Peace Activist And Feminist,” 1920-1961, Danelle L. Moon Nov 2009

The Local Is Global: Broker For Human Rights “Florence Kitchelt, Connecticut Peace Activist And Feminist,” 1920-1961, Danelle L. Moon

Faculty and Staff Publications

In this paper, I will explore the role of local peace activist and feminist, Florence Ledyard Kitchelt (1874-1961) in supporting social justice, equality, and world peace. In 1924 Kitchelt accepted a paid position with the Connecticut League of Nation’s Association (CLNA), and for nearly twenty years she served as secretary and director of the organization. Working through the CLNA she canvassed the state promoting peace education and to building support for the League of Nations and the World Court. In 1925 she traveled to Geneva to study the League of Nations and attended the Assembly. Between the wars she ...


Refiguring Rhetorical Education: Women Teaching African American, Native American, And Chicano/A Students, 1865–1911, Kathleen F. Mcconnell Nov 2009

Refiguring Rhetorical Education: Women Teaching African American, Native American, And Chicano/A Students, 1865–1911, Kathleen F. Mcconnell

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 38, No. 4, Nov/Dec 2009, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Nov 2009

Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 38, No. 4, Nov/Dec 2009, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

Noticias de NACCS Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Review Essay Of “Men And The War On Obesity: A Sociological Study”, Natalie C. Boero Nov 2009

Review Essay Of “Men And The War On Obesity: A Sociological Study”, Natalie C. Boero

Faculty Publications, Sociology

A review is presented of the book "Men & the War on Obesity: A Sociological Study," by Lee F. Monaghan.


Is It An Iphone Or An Ilibrary? – Reaching Out To Users Through Mobile Technology, Mary Nino, Susan Kendall, Sandra Stewart, Lorene Sisson Nov 2009

Is It An Iphone Or An Ilibrary? – Reaching Out To Users Through Mobile Technology, Mary Nino, Susan Kendall, Sandra Stewart, Lorene Sisson

Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Tracking Online Document Usage From The Catalog: Experiences From The Field: The San José State Experience, Susan Kendall Oct 2009

Tracking Online Document Usage From The Catalog: Experiences From The Field: The San José State Experience, Susan Kendall

Faculty and Staff Publications

Presented at the panel: C. C Brown, S. Braunstein, J. Gerke, Susan L. Kendall, L. Weisbrod, S. Cole. "Tracking online document usage from the catalog: Experiences from the Field." The presentations of all the panelists can be found at this link.


Rail Passenger Selective Screening Summit, Mti S-09-01, Mti Oct 2009

Rail Passenger Selective Screening Summit, Mti S-09-01, Mti

Mineta Transportation Institute Publications

This publication is an edited transcript of the Rail Passenger Selective Screening Summit, which was co-sponsored by MTI and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in Chicago, Illinois on June 18, 2009, during APTA´s annual Rail Conference. The workshop was moderated by Brian Michael Jenkins, director, Mineta Transportation Institute's National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE). Speakers included Bruce R. Butterworth, co-author, Selective Screening of Rail Passengers; Greg Hull, president, American Public Transportation Association (APTA); Paul MacMillan, chief of police, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Transit Police Department; Ron Masciana, deputy chief, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), New York; Jesus ...


Library News, Fall 2009, San Jose State University Library Oct 2009

Library News, Fall 2009, San Jose State University Library

Library News

No abstract provided.


Academic Gateway, Fall 2009, San Jose State University Library Oct 2009

Academic Gateway, Fall 2009, San Jose State University Library

Academic Gateway

No abstract provided.


“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier Oct 2009

“A Space For Myself To Go:” Early Patterns In Small Ya Spaces, Anthony Bernier

Faculty Publications

While young adults (teenagers) are routinely recognized as constituting nearly 25 percent of the nation's public library users, the vast majority of libraries devote more space and design attention to restrooms than to young people. Worse, there are currently no consistent or established metrics, no evaluation criteria, few conceptual standards of best practices, and little consistency in the methods by which we collect empirical evidence about young adult (YA) spaces. This study is the first systematic attempt to both collect and analyze empirical data on libraries' recent trend toward providing greater spatial equity for YA library service.


Spanning Policy Silos In Urban Development And Environmental Management: When Global Cities Are Coastal Cities Too, Herman L. Boschken Sep 2009

Spanning Policy Silos In Urban Development And Environmental Management: When Global Cities Are Coastal Cities Too, Herman L. Boschken

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Monetary Lessons From The Not-So-Great Depression, A Round-Robin Essay Debate With Scott Sumner, James Hamilton, And George Selgin, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel Sep 2009

Monetary Lessons From The Not-So-Great Depression, A Round-Robin Essay Debate With Scott Sumner, James Hamilton, And George Selgin, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Using Bicycles For The First And Last Mile Of A Commute, Mineta Transportation Institute Sep 2009

Using Bicycles For The First And Last Mile Of A Commute, Mineta Transportation Institute

Mineta Transportation Institute Publications

Bicycle ridership as a partial or total workday method of commute is increasing in popularity. With that increase in cyclists comes challenges for transportation agencies: how can the needs of cyclists fit seamlessly with the needs of non-cyclists, especially those utilizing light rail and commuter rail such as Caltrain On June 3, 2009, MTI, the Commonwealth Club of California and the United States Department of Transportation sponsored "Using Bicycles for the First and Last Mile of a Commute" in San Jose Co-sponsors of the event included Caltrain, Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Silicon Valley Leadership ...


Assignment Research Calculator: Designing And Implementing A Customized Product To Reach Your Students, Monica Fushich, Jane Magee, Elisabeth Thomas Sep 2009

Assignment Research Calculator: Designing And Implementing A Customized Product To Reach Your Students, Monica Fushich, Jane Magee, Elisabeth Thomas

Faculty and Staff Publications

The original Assignment Calculator from the University of Minnesota is a free open-source tool which helps students manage time and organize the steps of a research project.(FN1) It provides a schedule and timeline for each step, and includes tips and outside links to more information. The head of instruction and outreach services in the Henry Madden Library recognized the value of this popular tool, but felt we could expand on its potential for students and faculty here at California State University-Fresno. We accomplished this by tailoring it to our own library and campus resources, staff and services, thus making ...


Aall Review: Find 50-State Law Surveys Fast!, Michele Lucero Sep 2009

Aall Review: Find 50-State Law Surveys Fast!, Michele Lucero

Faculty Publications

As a librarian, have you ever had the challenge of finding and compiling that needle-in-a-haystack 50-State survey? Or locating the resources to retrieve that subject survey quickly? What about a regulatory survey? Cheryl Rae Nyberg, of the University of Washington, Gallagher Law Library and author of Subject Compilation of State Laws (2006-07) An Annotated Bibliography, provided shortcuts and tips on how to quickly locate a 50-state law survey by any topic. This article is a brief summary of where a librarian can locate 50-state law surveys fast!


Aall Review: Beyond Copyright: How License Agreements & Digital Rights Management Post Challenges To Fair Use & The Provision Of Electronic Or Media Services, Michele Lucero Sep 2009

Aall Review: Beyond Copyright: How License Agreements & Digital Rights Management Post Challenges To Fair Use & The Provision Of Electronic Or Media Services, Michele Lucero

Faculty Publications

License agreements and Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies are common among content suppliers. DRM is the use of technological means to control digital content. Librarians need to understand the connection between copyright and contract, and the implications of fair use.


Aall Review: Working Smart: Innovative Ways To Do More With Your Day, Michele Lucero Sep 2009

Aall Review: Working Smart: Innovative Ways To Do More With Your Day, Michele Lucero

Faculty Publications

Librarians are often faced with challenges of doing more with less. It seems there is not enough time to get it all done efficiently and effectively. Julia E. Hughes of Barley Snyder LLC presented tools and tips to help be more innovative with daily tasks. This program was developed out of a survey of solo librarians. The results of the survey expressed by solo librarians were that they wish they had more time and could find things that took less time, giving them more time to concentrate on more important projects.


Review Of Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, The Royal Mint, And The Beginnings Of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821 By George Selgin, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel Aug 2009

Review Of Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, The Royal Mint, And The Beginnings Of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821 By George Selgin, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Paleoepidemiological Patterns Of Interpersonal Aggression In A Prehistoric Central California Population From Ca-Ala-329, Alan M. Leventhal, Robert Jurmain, Eric Bartelink, Viviana Bellifemine, Irina Nechayev, Melinda Atwood, Diane Digiuseppe Aug 2009

Paleoepidemiological Patterns Of Interpersonal Aggression In A Prehistoric Central California Population From Ca-Ala-329, Alan M. Leventhal, Robert Jurmain, Eric Bartelink, Viviana Bellifemine, Irina Nechayev, Melinda Atwood, Diane Digiuseppe

Faculty Publications, Anthropology

Interpersonal aggression is assessed paleoepidemiologically in a large skeletal population from the CA-ALA-329 site located on the southeastern side of San Francisco Bay, California. This comprehensive analysis included all currently recognized skeletal criteria, including craniofacial fracture, projectile injury, forearm fracture, and perimortem bone modification. Craniofacial injury is moderately common, showing an adult prevalence of 9.0% with facial lesions accounting for >50% of involvement. Clinical studies suggest that such separate evaluation of facial involvement provides a useful perspective for understanding patterns of interpersonal aggression. In this group male facial involvement is significantly greater than in females, paralleling the pattern found ...


Why Default On U.S. Treasuries Is Likely, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel Aug 2009

Why Default On U.S. Treasuries Is Likely, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 38, No. 3, August 2009, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Aug 2009

Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 38, No. 3, August 2009, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

Noticias de NACCS Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Cultural Sincerity In Urban Development, Gordon Douglas Aug 2009

Cultural Sincerity In Urban Development, Gordon Douglas

Faculty Publications, Urban and Regional Planning

This paper examines the role of culture in the urban development process. An abridged selection from an ongoing study of developers, activists and the politics of growth in Davis, California, it presents the case of the Target Corporation's campaign to build the first "big box" retail store in that city. I argue that Target's ability to win over the strongly slow-growth and anti-corporate community in a public referendum -- following apparently successful attempts to meet popular expectations of environmental leadership and the preservation of unique local character -- provides a clear example of how what I call cultural sincerity can ...


What Is Glamour? The Production & Consumption Of A Working Aesthetic, Gordon Douglas Aug 2009

What Is Glamour? The Production & Consumption Of A Working Aesthetic, Gordon Douglas

Faculty Publications, Urban and Regional Planning

I examine here how glamour is manifested in different places and among different peoples across Los Angeles, each with different histories, cultures and aesthetics. After initially defining the concept with reference to traditional understandings using the social and spatial history of Hollywood, I develop three ideal-typical categories of glamour (glitz as glamour, status as glamour, and grit as glamour) as heuristics for looking at the many diverse ‘glamours’ to be found in Los Angeles today: from the film industry to finance, the allure of haute cuisine to the chrome of Latino car culture, the manufactured spectacle of absurdist architecture to ...


Anas, Mias And Wannas: Authenticity And Embodiment In Pro-Anorexia Discussion Groups, Natalie Boero, C. Pascoe Aug 2009

Anas, Mias And Wannas: Authenticity And Embodiment In Pro-Anorexia Discussion Groups, Natalie Boero, C. Pascoe

Faculty Publications, Sociology

This paper details the making of community and bodies in online environments, specifically the online pro-anorexia community. Building community among members of these groups is particularly fraught because tensions over claims to authenticity permeate these groups. Because these are embodied practices and online spaces are presumably disembodied, participants constantly grapple with authenticity, largely through the threat of the "wannarexic." This paper documents the way in which tensions around authenticity and embodied practices are managed through treatment of the wannarexic, participating in group rituals, and deployment of individual tools. Participants grapple with these tensions through engaging in offline bodily rituals that ...


Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch Aug 2009

Oaklandteenzone: Humming Its Own New Tune, Anthony Bernier, N. Branch

Faculty Publications

On January 17, 2009, after years of planning, fundraising, and construction delays, the Oakland Public Library (OPL) finally overcame all obstacles and opened its much-anticipated, newly remodeled TeenZone Department. Planning began in 2001 with the vision that OPL TeenZone would accommodate, educate, and celebrate the city's youth; eight years later this teen space is fulfilling that mission.


Ordination As Equals: Can Thai Theravada Nuns And Roman Catholic Women Priests Shatter The Glass Ceiling?, Victoria Rue Jul 2009

Ordination As Equals: Can Thai Theravada Nuns And Roman Catholic Women Priests Shatter The Glass Ceiling?, Victoria Rue

Faculty Publications, Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Let's Have A Party: Information Literacy Instruction As An Empowerment Strategy, Shahla Bahavar, Angela Boyd, Valeria Molteni, Sophie Lesinska Jul 2009

Let's Have A Party: Information Literacy Instruction As An Empowerment Strategy, Shahla Bahavar, Angela Boyd, Valeria Molteni, Sophie Lesinska

Faculty and Staff Publications

Is it a crazy idea or an innovative pedagogical strategy to turn an information literacy instruction (ILI) session into a party? Joy Kim, Curator of the Korean Heritage Library at the University of Southern California, implements this approach every semester to welcome Korean students to USC campus. Considering the success of her program, perhaps more instruction librarians should take time to organize information literacy welcome parties.

International and minority students experience more alienation on campus than average students. Effective ILI often minimizes this sense of alienation felt by these two groups. International students find services available in American libraries are ...


Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier Jul 2009

Young Adult Volunteering In Public Libraries: Managerial Implications, Anthony Bernier

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.