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March 12, 2010 - Staff Meeting Agenda Dec 2009

March 12, 2010 - Staff Meeting Agenda

ALEC Committee Minutes

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Coming Distractions: Postcards From Tomorrow Square Dec 2009

Coming Distractions: Postcards From Tomorrow Square

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

China Beat has been faithfully following James Fallows’s reports for the Atlanticfrom first Shanghai and now Beijing since he moved to China in 2006. His reports have covered topics from China’s international image to the financial crisis to theGreat Firewall, and he blogs regularly at the Atlantic‘s website. Fallows’s reports have now been gathered together in a collection, Postcards from Tomorrow Square, that will be available for purchase tomorrow. Over email, Fallows chatted with Kate Merkel-Hess about the new book and his thoughts about reporting from China.

Kate Merkel-Hess: Your forthcoming book Postcards from Tomorrow Square ...


Reading Round-Up: 12/18/09 Dec 2009

Reading Round-Up: 12/18/09

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

China Beat will be going on vacation for the next two weeks, and will return in 2010. Before we sign off for the holidays, here are a few stories that have caught our eye lately:

1. In the Business Standard, Pallavi Aiyar writes that the “Ghosts of Beijing Lurk in Brussels.” Moving from Beijing to Brussels, Aiyar was anticipating a departure from the relentless cycle of urban destruction and construction that had marked her years in China:

Imagine my surprise when I arrived at Schuman, the headquarters of the European Union and a 10-minute drive from downtown Brussels, to scenes ...


Construction Management Collection Development Policy, Virginia A. Baldwin Dec 2009

Construction Management Collection Development Policy, Virginia A. Baldwin

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The Construction Management academic unit is located in Nebraska Hall on the UNL engineering Lincoln campus. The unit jointly facilitates construction undergraduate and graduate degree programs with Construction Systems on the UNL Omaha engineering campus which is housed by the Peter Kiewit Institute. Undergraduate options include commercial construction, highway/heavy construction, construction financing, construction marketing, construction design/development, residential construction, mechanical/electrical construction, design-build, and construction management.


Classics And Religious Studies Collection Development Policy, Kathleen Johnson Dec 2009

Classics And Religious Studies Collection Development Policy, Kathleen Johnson

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The Classics and Religious Studies collections support the teaching, research, and service activities of the entire university community. The primary audience is the faculty and students of the Department of Classics & Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences. Its primary focus is support for the undergraduate and graduate curricula for Classics & Religious Studies. Research needs of faculty and students are supplemented through Interlibrary Loan. While the collection also benefits other citizens of the state of Nebraska, materials are not purchased with them in mind. While the collection focuses on works classified in Library of Congress call numbers B, BL-BX ...


Collection Development For The Department Of Psychology,, Charles D. Bernholz Dec 2009

Collection Development For The Department Of Psychology,, Charles D. Bernholz

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The University of Nebraska was founded in Lincoln in 1871, but it took almost two decades until psychology courses were offered. The man who was singularly responsible for bringing psychology to the University was Professor Harry Kirk Wolfe, and thus the history of the Psychology Department begins with him.

Harry K. Wolfe enrolled as an undergraduate in the University in 1876, just five years after the University was chartered. Four years later, he graduated in a class of eight. Three years later, he went to Leipzig Germany to study in the laboratory of the founder of experimental psychology, Professor Wilhelm ...


Physics And Astronomy Collection Development Policy, Virginia A. Baldwin Dec 2009

Physics And Astronomy Collection Development Policy, Virginia A. Baldwin

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers the B.A. and B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The department offers a Physics degree with an astronomy option and Physics faculty will continue to teach Astronomy classes. The graduate program in Astronomy is being phased out and there is currently no Physics Education program. The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers graduate education leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Physics. The Department has a flexible program of graduate study to accommodate students with a wide variety of ...


Food Science And Technology Collection Development Policy, Rebecca Bernthal Dec 2009

Food Science And Technology Collection Development Policy, Rebecca Bernthal

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The Department of Food Science and Technology is located in the Food Industry Complex on East Campus at UNL. The department started out as a part of many departments in the College of Agriculture, the most important being the Department of Dairy Science. Up until 1960, food processing was incorporated in the various College of Agriculture departments of dairy science, agronomy, animal science, poultry science, and agricultural engineering and in the Foods and Nutrition Department of the College of Home Economics. In 1960 the new Food Technology major was approved as an inter-departmental major involving all departments with food processing ...


Library And Information Studies Collection Development Policy, Joan Giesecke Dec 2009

Library And Information Studies Collection Development Policy, Joan Giesecke

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

UNL Libraries collects library and information studies materials to support the daily work, professional assignments, professional development, and research activities of the library faculty and staff. UNL does not have an undergraduate or graduate program in Library and Information studies, however, UNO offers undergraduate and masters programs in Library Media and works collaboratively with the University of Missouri School of Information Science and Learning Technologies to offer a Masters in Library Science program in Nebraska. UNL Libraries maintains basic collection of Library and Information Science indexing and abstracting services and scholarly electronic journals. Monographic collections currently focus on topics such ...


Map/Geographic Information Systems (Gis) Collection Development Policy, Adonna Fleming Dec 2009

Map/Geographic Information Systems (Gis) Collection Development Policy, Adonna Fleming

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

Technology has changed the focus of this collection in recent years. Presently, digital access to both maps and GIS data is the primary goal. However, maintenance of the paper map collection is vital, as it supports the graduate and undergraduate curricula in many areas. The paper map collection supports students studying geology, natural resources, geography, Great Plains studies, political sciences, history, community and urban planning, and architecture.

The University Libraries are a regional depository for U. S. Government documents, and the majority of maps in the Libraries' collection are distributed through this program. Although, most new maps currently received through ...


Industrial And Management Systems Engineering, Virginia A. Baldwin Dec 2009

Industrial And Management Systems Engineering, Virginia A. Baldwin

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering offers a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering. It also offers an M.S. degree and participates in the "Electrical and Systems Engineering" option of the college-wide Ph.D. Program in Engineering. The Department offers coursework in manufacturing, operations research, ergonomics, engineering management, decision modeling, occupational safety and health, quality control, inventory control, facility planning and design, automation, biomechanics, queueing theory, non-linear programming, robotics. The major research emphases in the Department are in ergonomics, dealing with the human being in the industrial workplace, and in applied operations research where energy, government and ...


College Of Dentistry Collection Development Policy, Joan Latta Konecky Dec 2009

College Of Dentistry Collection Development Policy, Joan Latta Konecky

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The dentistry collection supports the teaching, research and service activities of the College of Dentistry and the related research endeavors of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community. College of Dentistry cooperative research has been conducted with various departments in the College of Engineering, as well as those in chemistry, geology, pharmacy, and medicine. The College of Dentistry Faculty, staff and students also use the related biomedical research collections at the UNMC McGoogan Library of Medicine and have UNMC affiliate status and remote access privileges to the UNMC Library collections and subscriptions. They also have been granted UNL affiliate status and remote ...


Dnr Proposes Three Republican River Dry-Year Options, J. David Aiken Dec 2009

Dnr Proposes Three Republican River Dry-Year Options, J. David Aiken

Cornhusker Economics

On June 30, 2009 an arbitrator concluded that Natural Resource District (NRD) ground water plans are insufficient to keep Nebraska in compliance with the Republican River Compact (RRC) settlement in dry years. The September 30, 2009 Cornhusker Economics explored the significance of the arbitrator’s decision. In October, the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposed three possible dry year plans that would keep Nebraska in RRC compliance. This newsletter explores the DNR proposals.


Engineering Mechanics Collection Development Policy, Virginia A. Baldwin Dec 2009

Engineering Mechanics Collection Development Policy, Virginia A. Baldwin

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The Department of Engineering Mechanics offers an M.S. degree and participates in the "Mechanics and Energetics Field" option of the Unified Ph.D. Program of the College of Engineering. At the undergraduate level, the Department provides required courses such as engineering graphics, mechanics of rigid and non-rigid bodies, materials science and numerical methods for the various departments of the colleges of Engineering and Architecture. At the graduate level courses are offered in advanced dynamics, advanced mechanics of materials, experimental stress analysis, dimensional analysis, theory of models, finite element techniques, vibrations, digital and analog computer techniques, continuum mechanics, theory of ...


Mechanical Engineering Collection Development Policy, Virginia A. Baldwin Dec 2009

Mechanical Engineering Collection Development Policy, Virginia A. Baldwin

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a B.S. It also offers an M.S. degree and participates in the "Chemical and Materials Engineering Field" and the "Mechanics and Energetics Field" options of the Unified Ph.D. Program of the College of Engineering and Technology. The Department offers coursework in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, solar energy engineering, the design and construction of machinery, manufacturing processes, aerodynamics, metallurgy, and nuclear engineering. The major research interests of the Department include metallurgical engineering, thermal-fluid mechanics, and systems and design engineering.


College Of Nursing Collection Development Policy, Joan Latta Konecky Dec 2009

College Of Nursing Collection Development Policy, Joan Latta Konecky

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The nursing collection supports the basic teaching, research and service activities of the College of Nursing—Lincoln Division. The College of Nursing—Lincoln Division faculty, staff and students heavily use the nursing and related biomedical research collections available from the UNMC McGoogan Library of Medicine. They have UNMC affiliate status and remote access privileges to the UNMC Library collections and subscriptions. They also have been granted UNL affiliate status and remote access privileges to the UNL collections and subscriptions by the UNL Dean of Libraries. Specific research needs are supplemented through interlibrary loan, primarily supplied by the UNMC McGoogan Library ...


Social Work Collection Development Policy Note, David C. Tyler Dec 2009

Social Work Collection Development Policy Note, David C. Tyler

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not have a social work department or program and so does not have a specific policy for the field. While materials from the field of social work (LC subclass HV) may be of interest to the teaching, research and service activities of the entire university community, their primary audiences at UNL are the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies in the College of Education and Human Sciences; the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Lincoln Program) in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service; the Department of ...


Special Education & Communication Disorders Collection Development Policy Statement, Rebecca Bernthal Dec 2009

Special Education & Communication Disorders Collection Development Policy Statement, Rebecca Bernthal

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders is part of the College of Education and Human Sciences. The department is housed in the Barkley Memorial Center, named in memory of William E and Edna M. Barkley, and is located on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. The Barkleys established a trust to support making the University of Nebraska-Lincoln a center for the preparation of teachers and other professionals to educate children and adults with speech and hearing disabilities. Money from the trust funded construction of the original building in 1976 and the three additions in 1986 ...


In Case You Missed It: Learning From Hangzhou, Maura Elizabeth Cunningham Dec 2009

In Case You Missed It: Learning From Hangzhou, Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

I took this photo on my first day in Hangzhou when I arrived there in July 2005 for a six-week Chinese language course. I didn’t find the billboard especially interesting, but one of my friends hails from Kohler, Wisconsin, and I thought he might enjoy seeing that his hometown is known in a Chinese city that I’m fairly certain he had never heard of before I announced I would be spending the summer there. At the time, I didn’t give much thought to the billboard itself, or the thousands of other advertisements affixed to the sides of ...


Philosophy Collection Development Policy, Kathleen Johnson Dec 2009

Philosophy Collection Development Policy, Kathleen Johnson

Collection Development Policies -- UNL Libraries

The philosophy collection supports the teaching, research, and service activities of the entire university community. Its primary audience is the faculty and students of the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts & Sciences. Its primary focus is support for the undergraduate and graduate curricula for philosophy. Research needs of faculty and students are supplemented through Interlibrary Loan. Although the collection also benefits other citizens of the state of Nebraska, materials are not purchased with them in mind. While the collection focuses on works classified in Library of Congress call numbers B, BC-BD, BH, and BJ, research support is also ...


December 2009 - Staff Meeting Minutes Dec 2009

December 2009 - Staff Meeting Minutes

ALEC Committee Minutes

No abstract provided.


China-Related Talks Around The World Dec 2009

China-Related Talks Around The World

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

1. On December 14-15, the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California will be holding a “Colloquium on China Media Studies” (RSVP required). For those not able to attend, the event will be live-streamed at the above link, beginning at noon PST on December 14.

2. Ken Pomeranz will be giving two talks in Japan next week:

December 16, 2009: Kyoto University. Participant in the “Changing Nature of ‘Nature’: New Perspectives in Transdisciplinary Field Science” conference sponsored by the Global Center of Excellence on a Sustainable Humanssphere.

December 18, 2009: Tokyo University. “Land rights and long-run ...


The Changing Landscape Of A Rural Region: The Effect Of The Harry S. Truman Dam And Reservoir In The Osage River Basin Of Missouri, Melvin Arthur Johnson Dec 2009

The Changing Landscape Of A Rural Region: The Effect Of The Harry S. Truman Dam And Reservoir In The Osage River Basin Of Missouri, Melvin Arthur Johnson

Theses and Dissertations in Geography

The Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir project is of immense size. Many thousands of tons of raw materials were required to complete the construction of the dam and relocations. Millions of dollars were spent to acquire land, compensate those who were displaced, and to pay those who were employed in the planning, purchasing, coordinating, defending, and managing the myriad of contractors, contracts, and legal defenses. The affected area of the project is not only complex physically but also socially and economically. It is, therefore, not surprising that the counties studied (Benton, Henry, and St. Clair) would react in different ...


Around The Web: Janus-Faced Links Dec 2009

Around The Web: Janus-Faced Links

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

As December moves on, assessing the highs and lows of 2009 takes up more and more of our time — and this year, we have the added task of summing up the entire “00” decade. Below, some recent stories that say goodbye to 2009 (a little bit early), and one that says hello to 2010 (also a bit early).

1. We’ve recently seen several “best books of the year” lists, but not many of their selections have links to China — reflecting the fact that 2009 was something of an off-year in the China-related publishing field (especially compared to the deluge ...


The Tibet Question Dec 2009

The Tibet Question

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

“A Peking University student takes notes at a lecture titled ‘the Tibet question’ (you can just make out the Chinese for that at the top-right of his page). This student hardly ever put his pen down, while a few seats down from him another dozed happily.” —Alec Ash


Baby Boomers: Will They Be Moving To Rural Nebraska?, Cheryl A. Burkhart-Kriesel Dec 2009

Baby Boomers: Will They Be Moving To Rural Nebraska?, Cheryl A. Burkhart-Kriesel

Cornhusker Economics

Baby boomers are doing it again... breaking all the molds and playing havoc with trends. This time it is with migration. Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are entering a stage of life when it is predicted that a significant number of them will be moving to rural areas; especially those areas with scenic amenities and low housing costs.


On The Web: Local Connections, National Reflections Webcast Dec 2009

On The Web: Local Connections, National Reflections Webcast

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will hold its third annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections tonight, beginning at 8p.m. EST. In addition to a nationwide webcast by Kurt M. Campbell, there will be discussions in nearly 40 cities across the U.S. and China, focusing on topics tied to the interests of the local community (a full list of locations and speakers is available at the above link). The webcast will be available for all to view online tomorrow at the National Committee’s website.


Holiday Gift Guide 2009 Dec 2009

Holiday Gift Guide 2009

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

If shopping for holiday gifts has you stymied, China Beat is here to help. We’ve put together a list of China-related books that will make great gifts — and all of them are appropriate for the general-interest reader.

For: The Nostalgic Reader

Earnshaw Books has been reprinting a number of older books, including many expat memoirs from early 20th century China. We’ve previously reviewed Shanghai: High Lights, Low Lights, Tael Lights, an entertaining glimpse into 1930s Shanghai penned by Maurine Karns and Pat Patterson. The press is also releasing a three-volume set of drawings by White Russian cartoon artist ...


Understanding The Determinants Of Police Identification Of Human Trafficking Cases, Amy Farrell Dec 2009

Understanding The Determinants Of Police Identification Of Human Trafficking Cases, Amy Farrell

First Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, 2009

The passage of new laws criminalizing the trafficking of persons for labor and sexual services has raised public awareness about the problem of trafficking. In response, we expect local law enforcement to learn about the problem, identify trafficking victims and make arrests. The numbers of victims identified by the police, however, has paled in comparison to official estimates, leading some to question the existence of a trafficking problem. Missing from this debate is information about how frequently police encounter situations involving human trafficking and how well prepared officers are to deal with these cases. Analyzing survey responses from a national ...


Remote Sensing To Detect The Movement Of Wheat Curl Mites Through The Spatial Spread Of Virus Symptoms, And Identification Of Thrips As Predators Of Wheat Curl Mites, Abby R. Stilwell Dec 2009

Remote Sensing To Detect The Movement Of Wheat Curl Mites Through The Spatial Spread Of Virus Symptoms, And Identification Of Thrips As Predators Of Wheat Curl Mites, Abby R. Stilwell

Dissertations and Student Research in Entomology

The wheat curl mite (WCM), Aceria tosichella Keifer, transmits three viruses to winter wheat: wheat streak mosaic virus, High Plains virus, and Triticum mosaic virus. This virus complex causes yellowing of the foliage and stunting of plants. WCMs disperse by wind, and an increased understanding of mite movement and subsequent virus spread is necessary in determining the risk of serious virus infections in winter wheat. These risk parameters will help growers make better decisions regarding WCM management. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the capabilities of remote sensing to identify virus infected plants and to establish the potential ...