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Applied Climate-Change Analysis: The Climate Wizard Tool, Evan H. Girvetz, Chris Zganjar, George T. Raber, Edwin P. Maurer, Peter Kareiva, Joshua J. Lawler Dec 2009

Applied Climate-Change Analysis: The Climate Wizard Tool, Evan H. Girvetz, Chris Zganjar, George T. Raber, Edwin P. Maurer, Peter Kareiva, Joshua J. Lawler

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Background: Although the message of "global climate change'' is catalyzing international action, it is local and regional changes that directly affect people and ecosystems and are of immediate concern to scientists, managers, and policy makers. A major barrier preventing informed climate-change adaptation planning is the difficulty accessing, analyzing, and interpreting climate-change information. To address this problem, we developed a powerful, yet easy to use, web-based tool called Climate Wizard (http://climatewizard.org) that provides non-climate specialists with simple analyses and innovative graphical depictions for conveying how climate has and is projected to change within specific geographic areas throughout the world ...


On The Existence (And Distribution) Of Sentential Subjects, William D. Davies, Stanley Dubinsky Dec 2009

On The Existence (And Distribution) Of Sentential Subjects, William D. Davies, Stanley Dubinsky

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No abstract provided.


Open Access And Academic Publishing: An Interview With Colleen Morgan, Ryan B. Anderson Nov 2009

Open Access And Academic Publishing: An Interview With Colleen Morgan, Ryan B. Anderson

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The following is from an email-based interview with Colleen Morgan, who runs the blog MiddleSavagery. These days I have a lot of questions about the direction(s) of anthropology, especially when it comes to the publication and dissemination of the information that anthropologists produce.


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

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No abstract provided.


The Assessment Cyberguide For Learning Goals And Outcomes, Thomas Pusateri, Jane S. Halonen, Bill Hill, Maureen Mccarthy Nov 2009

The Assessment Cyberguide For Learning Goals And Outcomes, Thomas Pusateri, Jane S. Halonen, Bill Hill, Maureen Mccarthy

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The CyberGuide serves as a companion resource for implementing the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major in Psychology. These resources should aid psychology departments and their faculty to design the most appropriate and effective assessment plans. We have organized this Cyberguide into four parts that will assist departments in developing assessment plans: I. Understanding Assessment: Departmental, Institutional, Educational, and Societal Perspectives II. Designing Viable Assessment Plans III. Sustaining an Assessment Culture IV. Applying Assessment Strategies in Psychology


Libr 200 Fall 2009, Rob Morrison Oct 2009

Libr 200 Fall 2009, Rob Morrison

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No abstract provided.


Podcasting: An Effective Tool For Honing Language Students' Pronunciation?, Lara Ducate, Lara Lomicka Oct 2009

Podcasting: An Effective Tool For Honing Language Students' Pronunciation?, Lara Ducate, Lara Lomicka

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This paper reports on an investigation of podcasting as a tool for honing pronunciation skills in intermediate language learning. We examined the effects of using podcasts to improve pronunciation in second language learning and how students' attitudes changed toward pronunciation over the semester. A total of 22 students in intermediate German and French courses made five scripted pronunciation recordings throughout the semester. After the pronunciation recordings, students produced three extemporaneous podcasts. Students also completed a pre- and post-survey based on Elliott's (1995) Pronunciation Attitude Inventory to assess their perspectives regarding pronunciation. Students' pronunciation, extemporaneous recordings, and surveys were analyzed ...


“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

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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.


Resurrecting Smelser: Collective Power, Generalized Belief, And Hegemonic Spaces, Mikaila M. L. Arthur Oct 2009

Resurrecting Smelser: Collective Power, Generalized Belief, And Hegemonic Spaces, Mikaila M. L. Arthur

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When people mobilize for collective action, it is because they want something. These wants are known as grievances, and in order for them to emerge, collectivities must break free of hegemonic power to see their true interests. This paper takes a new look at Smelser's The Logic of Collective Action and finds that by incorporating a robust understanding of power, Smelser's framework can provide an understanding of grievance emergence.


Blogging Communities Spurred To Action, Leonard Witt Oct 2009

Blogging Communities Spurred To Action, Leonard Witt

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The article discusses the use of blogs to raise awareness of civil rights and social justice issues. When the public recognizes the invaluable role that high-quality journalism plays in social action, the author says that social media and journalism will become truly linked in common purpose. He suggests making the coverage of civil rights and social justice issues the core of a digital news organization or creating such content in partnership with other journalistic enterprises. He believes that if various online communities can find ways to come together in common purpose, they can come up with a new model of ...


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

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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

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No abstract provided.


Manipulating The Public Agenda: Manipulating The Public Agenda: Why Acorn Was In The News, And What The News Got Wrong Why Acorn Was In The News, And What The News Got Wrong, Peter Dreier, Christopher R. Martin Sep 2009

Manipulating The Public Agenda: Manipulating The Public Agenda: Why Acorn Was In The News, And What The News Got Wrong Why Acorn Was In The News, And What The News Got Wrong, Peter Dreier, Christopher R. Martin

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This study, which received no outside funding from any organization, analyzed the complete 2007‐2008 coverage of ACORN by 15 major news media organizations, and the narrative frames of their 647 stories during that period. The news media analyzed include the four the highest circulation national newspapers—USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal—and an analysis of the transcripts of reports from leading broadcast news organizations: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio (NPR), and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (PBS). We also analyzed stories from three local newspapers representing cities ...


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

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

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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

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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

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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.


47-Channel Burst-Mode Recording Hydrophone System Enabling Measurements Of The Dynamic Echolocation Behavior Of Free-Swimming Dolphins, Josefin Starkhammar, Mats Amundin, Johan Nilsson, Stan A. Kuczaj, Monica Almqvist, Hans W. Persson Sep 2009

47-Channel Burst-Mode Recording Hydrophone System Enabling Measurements Of The Dynamic Echolocation Behavior Of Free-Swimming Dolphins, Josefin Starkhammar, Mats Amundin, Johan Nilsson, Stan A. Kuczaj, Monica Almqvist, Hans W. Persson

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Detailed echolocation behavior studies on free-swimming dolphins require a measurement system that incorporates multiple hydrophones (often > 16). However, the high data flow rate of previous systems has limited their usefulness since only minute long recordings have been manageable. To address this problem, this report describes a 47-channel burst-mode recording hydrophone system that enables highly resolved full beamwidth measurements on multiple free-swimming dolphins during prolonged recording periods. The system facilitates a wide range of biosonar studies since it eliminates the need to restrict the movement of animals in order to study the fine details of their sonar beams. (C) 2009 Acoustical ...


Executive Perks: Compensation And Corporate Performance In China, Ilan Alon, Pattarin Adithipyangkul, Tianyu Zhang Aug 2009

Executive Perks: Compensation And Corporate Performance In China, Ilan Alon, Pattarin Adithipyangkul, Tianyu Zhang

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Many studies have examined CEO compensation in developed countries, where a long tradition of disclosure renders data readily available. In emerging economies, particularly in China, where market-based compensation is a relatively new phenomenon, there are few studies of CEO compensation. In addition, information on the use of non-cash compensation is almost absent. Building on the general literature on CEO compensation, and Chinese economic and management studies, this article singularly contributes to the extant literature by (1) examining the motivational determinants of CEO perk compensation, on the one hand, and (2) exploring the relative contribution of perks to performance. We anticipate ...


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

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No abstract provided.


Military Sites Program Finishes Projects, Steven D. Smith Aug 2009

Military Sites Program Finishes Projects, Steven D. Smith

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No abstract provided.


From Thought To Action In School Mental Health Promotion, Mark D. Weist Aug 2009

From Thought To Action In School Mental Health Promotion, Mark D. Weist

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In the global mental health movement, school mental health (SMH) promotion is an increasingly prominent approach and emerging field. Here, we chronicle the development of three innovations in SMH in the United States, from the early idea stage through development, current status and future directions. The innovations are The Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success, a prominent state initiative that is attempting to build a cogent shared school-family-community system agenda for SMH in one state, Expanded School Mental Health in Baltimore City, a prominent local initiative that has grown from involvement in four to 105 schools in 20 years ...


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

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

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No abstract provided.


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

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

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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.


Paranoid Personality Has A Dimensional Latent Structure: Taxometric Analyses Of Community And Clinical Samples, John F. Edens, David K. Marcus, Leslie C. Morey Aug 2009

Paranoid Personality Has A Dimensional Latent Structure: Taxometric Analyses Of Community And Clinical Samples, John F. Edens, David K. Marcus, Leslie C. Morey

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Although paranoid personality is one of the most commonly diagnosed personality disorders and is associated with numerous negative life consequences, relatively little is known about the structural properties of this condition. This study examines whether paranoid personality traits represent a latent dimension or a discrete class (i.e., taxon). In Study 1, the authors conducted taxometric analyses of paranoid personality disorder criteria in a sample of 731 patients participating in the Collaborative Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders project (Gunderson et al., 2000) who had been administered a semistructured diagnostic interview for personality disorders according to criteria of the Diagnostic and ...


Gatt/Wto Promotes Trade Strongly: Sample Selection And Model Specification, Xuepeng Liu Aug 2009

Gatt/Wto Promotes Trade Strongly: Sample Selection And Model Specification, Xuepeng Liu

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Some recent empirical studies examine the impact of the GATT/WTO on trade. This paper investigates the sample selection bias and the gravity model specification issues in the literature. First, the GATT/WTO not only makes existing trading partners trade more at the intensive margin, but also creates new trading relationships at the extensive margin. Most existing papers exclude zero trade observations and hence ignore the extensive margin. Secondly, due to the violation of some maintained assumptions, the traditional log-linear gravity regressions fail to uncover the role of the GATT/WTO even at the intensive margin. Using a large bilateral ...


Review Of “Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: Endangered And Minority Languages And Language Varieties”, Kara Brown Jul 2009

Review Of “Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: Endangered And Minority Languages And Language Varieties”, Kara Brown

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No abstract provided.


Spatio-Temporal Cluster Analysis Of County-Based Human West Nile Virus Incidence In The Continental United States, Ramanathan Sugumaran, Scott R. Larson, John P. Degroote Jul 2009

Spatio-Temporal Cluster Analysis Of County-Based Human West Nile Virus Incidence In The Continental United States, Ramanathan Sugumaran, Scott R. Larson, John P. Degroote

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Background: West Nile virus (WNV) is a vector-borne illness that can severely affect human health. After introduction on the East Coast in 1999, the virus quickly spread and became established across the continental United States. However, there have been significant variations in levels of human WNV incidence spatially and temporally. In order to quantify these variations, we used Kulldorff's spatial scan statistic and Anselin's Local Moran's I statistic to uncover spatial clustering of human WNV incidence at the county level in the continental United States from 2002– 2008. These two methods were applied with varying analysis thresholds ...


Religion And Immigration, Old And New, Mark A. Granquist Jul 2009

Religion And Immigration, Old And New, Mark A. Granquist

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Two great waves of immigration since the middle of the nineteenth century have had great impact on United States culture and religion. While there have been tensions and conflicts, the benefits to both the civil and religious communities continue to be striking.


Exploring The Hardwired For News Hypothesis: How Threat Proximity Affects The Cognitive And Emotional Processing Of Health-Related Print News, Kevin Wise, Petya Eckler, Anastasia Kononova, Jeremy Littau Jul 2009

Exploring The Hardwired For News Hypothesis: How Threat Proximity Affects The Cognitive And Emotional Processing Of Health-Related Print News, Kevin Wise, Petya Eckler, Anastasia Kononova, Jeremy Littau

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This study explored how the proximity of threatening health news affects cognition and emotion through a 2 (Proximity: High=Low)􏰀4 (Topic) fractional experiment. Fifty-one participants read four news stories about either local or distant health threats, with their heart rate, skin conductance, and corrugator electromyography recorded. Results showed that high-proximity health threats elicited greater heart rate deceleration than did low- proximity health threats, indicating greater allocation of automatic resources to encoding high-proximity threats. Recognition data demonstrated that details from high-proximity health threats were recognized more accurately than details from low-proximity health threats. There were no significant effects of proximity ...


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

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

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No abstract provided.