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Review Of The Library: An Illustrated History, Glenda A. Thornton Dec 2009

Review Of The Library: An Illustrated History, Glenda A. Thornton

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

Review of The Library: An Illustrated History


Eva Vive En Otra Parte: Cambio De Signo E Identidad En Eva Perón De Copi, Karina Elizabeth Vázquez Dec 2009

Eva Vive En Otra Parte: Cambio De Signo E Identidad En Eva Perón De Copi, Karina Elizabeth Vázquez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Por lo que respecta al siglo XIX, el viaje a París para la intelectualidad de América Latina fue una experiencia que determinó su actitud ante la problemática de sus respectivos países y que, si bien empezó siendo un viaje de aprendizaje y crecimiento, para algunos de ellos, terminó convirtiéndose en un proceso enajenante que los situaría en un no man’s land social.


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 ...


The Principled Control Of False Positives In Neuroimaging, Craig M. Bennett, George L. Wolford, Michael B. Miller Dec 2009

The Principled Control Of False Positives In Neuroimaging, Craig M. Bennett, George L. Wolford, Michael B. Miller

Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Scholarship

An incredible amount of data is generated in the course of a functional neuroimaging experiment. The quantity of data gives us improved temporal and spatial resolution with which to evaluate our results. It also creates a staggering multiple testing problem. A number of methods have been created that address the multiple testing problem in neuroimaging in a principled fashion. These methods place limits on either the familywise error rate (FWER) or the false discovery rate (FDR) of the results. These principled approaches are well established in the literature and are known to properly limit the amount of false positives across ...


Family Choices For The Career Woman In The Twenty-First Century, Gianna M. Koné Dec 2009

Family Choices For The Career Woman In The Twenty-First Century, Gianna M. Koné

Theses and Graduate Projects

This study poses the question, "ls it possible for the twenty-first century woman to successfully integrate career and family, and if so, how?" Feminine identity, role, and fulfillment are changing and continue to transform in modern society. Today the twenty-first century woman struggles to integrate career, family, and home successfully while understanding the passion or driving force in her life. This research explores gender roles in order to understand, update, and find order in a chaotic world. Feminist thought and chaos theory are examined to see whether or not it is possible to integrate family and career in the new ...


Labor Productivity In The Informal Sector: Necessity Vs. Opportunity Firms, Mohammad Amin Dec 2009

Labor Productivity In The Informal Sector: Necessity Vs. Opportunity Firms, Mohammad Amin

Mohammad Amin

Differences between opportunity and necessity firms within the informal sector have long been debated. This paper revisits this debate using a new dataset of informal firms in three African countries. Focusing on average productivity of labor, a measure of firm efficiency, we find that it is much higher for opportunity compared with necessity firms. However, this difference between necessity and opportunity firms holds only within the sample of manufacturing firms. For firms in the service sector, there is no such difference.

[Data and Stata do files included]


More Tools For The Synthesist’S Toolbag In Harris Cooper’S Research Synthesis And Meta-Analysis: A Step-By-Step Approach (4th Ed.), Carla Hansen Dec 2009

More Tools For The Synthesist’S Toolbag In Harris Cooper’S Research Synthesis And Meta-Analysis: A Step-By-Step Approach (4th Ed.), Carla Hansen

The Qualitative Report

The need for research synthesis grows along with the volume of contemporary published scholarship. Reporting such synthesis warrants rigorous guidelines for preparing these important, information-rich documents that make statements concerning the state of knowledge about a topic, gaps in knowledge, or the aggregation or integration of primary research. Cooper’s revised and expanded fourth edition of Research Synthesis and Meta­Analysis: A Step-by-Step Approach (2010) provides these needed guidelines with special attention given to the threats to validity at all steps of the research synthesis process.


Structure And Behavior: Experiments In Social Sciences, Shyam Sunder Dec 2009

Structure And Behavior: Experiments In Social Sciences, Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

No abstract provided.


Default Penalty As A Disciplinary And Selection Mechanism In Presence Of Multiple Equilibria., Shyam Sunder Dec 2009

Default Penalty As A Disciplinary And Selection Mechanism In Presence Of Multiple Equilibria., Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

No abstract provided.


Structure And Behavior: Experiments In Social Sciences, Shyam Sunder Dec 2009

Structure And Behavior: Experiments In Social Sciences, Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

No abstract provided.


Default Penalty As A Disciplinary And Selection Mechanism In Presence Of Multiple Equilibria, Shyam Sunder Dec 2009

Default Penalty As A Disciplinary And Selection Mechanism In Presence Of Multiple Equilibria, Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

No abstract provided.


Stem Cell Matching For Patients Of Mixed Race, Ted C. Bergstrom Dec 2009

Stem Cell Matching For Patients Of Mixed Race, Ted C. Bergstrom

Ted C Bergstrom

Patients with leukemia and other blood diseases stand a good chance of recovery and a return to normal life if they receive a stem cell transplant from a living donor. In the absence of a transplant, their survival prospects are grim. For a transplant to be successful, the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) of the donor and recipient must be a close genetic match. To facilitate non-sibling matches, the developed nations of the world have set up national volunteer registries. The larges such registry is the NMDP (National Marrow Donor Program). We estimate the distribution of HLA types for individuals of ...


Freakonomics: Steven Levitt, Alfredo Bateman Dec 2009

Freakonomics: Steven Levitt, Alfredo Bateman

Alfredo Bateman

No abstract provided.


Felicidad Nacional Bruta (Fnb), Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2009

Felicidad Nacional Bruta (Fnb), Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Two Christmas Presents And A Lump Of Coal., M P Dec 2009

Two Christmas Presents And A Lump Of Coal., M P

West Bend Community Memorial Library (Wisconsin), 2009

No abstract provided.


Estimating The Impact Of The Death Penalty On Murder, John Donohue, Justin Wolfers Dec 2009

Estimating The Impact Of The Death Penalty On Murder, John Donohue, Justin Wolfers

John Donohue

No abstract provided.


Twitter Data Stream: Bomber Delta, G. R. Boynton Dec 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Bomber Delta, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following four Washington Post news alerts:

07:00 PM EST Friday, December 25, 2009

White House official says Detroit airline incident was attempted act of terrorism

03:51 PM EST Saturday, December 26, 2009

U.S. authorities charge Nigerian man with attempting to destroy aircraft

2:25 p.m. ET December 27, 2009

Security surrounds Northwest jet in Detroit - http://www.washingtonpost.com/ Plane with same flight number as Christmas Day incident lands at Detroit airport, requests emergency assistance.

06:07 AM EST Sunday, January 24, 2010

Breaking News National: Bin Laden Claims Christmas bombing attempt


Towards Extending The Equilibrium Of Discrimination In The Internet To Its Fringes, Matthias Bärwolff Dec 2009

Towards Extending The Equilibrium Of Discrimination In The Internet To Its Fringes, Matthias Bärwolff

Matthias Bärwolff

The core insight to the history of the dynamics of limitations, restrictions, and discriminations on the Internet is that they are largely a corollary to the futility of obtaining an entirely 'neutral' design of the Internet that is both robust and scalable. The question then is how to arrange the necessary volume of discriminations so as to obtain a design as value free as possible, for only such a design can be in line with the premise of stipulating no values other than (1) good order at large, and (2) the appreciation of the pursuit of local purposes by individuals ...


Separate And Unequal: The Effect Of Unequal Access To Employment-Based Health Insurance On Gay, Lesbian, And Bisexual People, Michael A. Ash, Lee Badgett Dec 2009

Separate And Unequal: The Effect Of Unequal Access To Employment-Based Health Insurance On Gay, Lesbian, And Bisexual People, Michael A. Ash, Lee Badgett

Lee Badgett

Employers’ standard practice of including legal spouses in health insurance is likely to place people in unmarried couples at a significant disadvantage for obtaining coverage. Data from married and unmarried couples in the Current Population Survey confirm that people with unmarried partners are two to three times more likely to lack health insurance than are people in married couples, even after controlling for factors that influence coverage. A requirement to provide the same benefits for partners as are provided to spouses would reduce the proportion of uninsured people in same-sex couples and different-sex couples by as much as 50%. We ...


Green Economics And Employment: Possibilities For Massachusetts, Robert Pollin Dec 2009

Green Economics And Employment: Possibilities For Massachusetts, Robert Pollin

Robert N Pollin

No abstract provided.


Green Recovery Since The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act (Arra), Robert Pollin Dec 2009

Green Recovery Since The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act (Arra), Robert Pollin

Robert N Pollin

No abstract provided.


Pfox Asks For Rescind Of Award Being Given To West Bend Library, Ginny Maziarka Dec 2009

Pfox Asks For Rescind Of Award Being Given To West Bend Library, Ginny Maziarka

West Bend Community Memorial Library (Wisconsin), 2009

No abstract provided.


Lacuny Disability Services Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2009, Lacuny Dec 2009

Lacuny Disability Services Roundtable Meeting Minutes, December 2009, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


Volatility Risk, Zhiguang Wang Dec 2009

Volatility Risk, Zhiguang Wang

Economics Commentator

No abstract provided.


New Hampshire's Population Exceeds Maine's For The First Time In 200 Years, Kenneth M. Johnson Dec 2009

New Hampshire's Population Exceeds Maine's For The First Time In 200 Years, Kenneth M. Johnson

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

For the first time in more than 200 years, the population of New Hampshire exceeded that of Maine. As of July 1, 2009, U.S. Census Bureau estimates New Hampshire's population at 1,324,575 compared to 1,318,301 in Maine. New Hampshire grew faster than Maine over the last decade. Since 2000, New Hampshire gained 89,000 new residents compared to Maine's 43,000.


Specific, Common, And Unintended Factors In Psychotherapy: Descriptive And Correlational Approaches To What Creates Change, Kevin S. Mccarthy Dec 2009

Specific, Common, And Unintended Factors In Psychotherapy: Descriptive And Correlational Approaches To What Creates Change, Kevin S. Mccarthy

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

From the psychotherapy outcome literature, many have inferred that either theory-specific techniques or interventions common to all therapies are what produce symptom change. However, such conclusions are premature because (a) too few direct tests have been conducted of how variation in the levels of either specific or common factor interventions relate to outcome, (b) those prior investigations of specific and common factors and outcome have often been limited to examining linear relations between intervention use and outcome when curvilinear functions might better model their association, and (c) most studies of psychotherapy and outcome have failed to consider how interventions specific ...


Lgbtiq Teens - Plugged In And Unfiltered: How Internet Filtering Impairs Construction Of Online Communities, Identity Formation, And Access To Health Information, David Brian Holt Dec 2009

Lgbtiq Teens - Plugged In And Unfiltered: How Internet Filtering Impairs Construction Of Online Communities, Identity Formation, And Access To Health Information, David Brian Holt

Law Librarian Scholarship

The anonymity the Internet provides represents an invaluable resource where LGBTIQ youth can freely discuss their issues, concerns and problems without fear of reprisal from a frequently homophobic community. LGBTIQ youth may find the Internet, and its online communities and social networks, to be the only conduit through which they can express themselves, reach out to others, and access health information that addresses their particular issues and needs. LGBTIQ adolescents often deal with environments that lack sufficient social networks, such as empathetic adults or friends, and they may face daily discrimination due to their sexual orientation or gender expression.

The ...


Executive Incentives And Corporate Decisions: The Risk Management Channel, Jeremy O. Skog Dec 2009

Executive Incentives And Corporate Decisions: The Risk Management Channel, Jeremy O. Skog

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This paper provides evidence that insurance executives respond to their compensation incentives by adjusting observable risk-management policy variables – the reinsurance purchase decision, type of business conducted, and firm leverage. Executive incentives are modeled by the executive sensitivity of wealth to stock price (Delta) and stock volatility (Vega). Firms respond to increased executive incentives to bear risk by purchasing less reinsurance, but also conducting less business in long-tailed lines – a change which rewards the executive through increased market volatility. The cost of altering executive incentives to effect firm policy is much less than a similar change in firm structural variables.


Unpacking The Impact Of Restorative Justice In The Rise Experiments: Facilitators, Offenders, And Conference Non-Delivery, Daniel J. Woods Dec 2009

Unpacking The Impact Of Restorative Justice In The Rise Experiments: Facilitators, Offenders, And Conference Non-Delivery, Daniel J. Woods

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Restorative Justice (RJ) programs are often evaluated in terms of their outcomes, with little attention to the process. Typically we analyze average effects across individuals who experience RJ differently. The present dissertation unpacks these different effects in three separate inquiries utilizing data from the Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE) conducted in Canberra, Australia from 1995 - 2000.

First, we descriptively assess the extent RJ conference facilitators engender perceptions of procedural justice and legitimacy in offenders. We examine the number of conferences delivered (experience), sequential conferences (practice-makes-perfect) and the timing between conferences (skill maintenance). Certain conference facilitators are better than others from the ...


Enamel Hypoplasia And Early Mortality: Bioarcheological Support For The Barker Hypothesis, George J. Armelagos, Alan H. Goodman, Kristin N. Harper, Michael L. Blakey Dec 2009

Enamel Hypoplasia And Early Mortality: Bioarcheological Support For The Barker Hypothesis, George J. Armelagos, Alan H. Goodman, Kristin N. Harper, Michael L. Blakey

Anthropology Articles & Book Chapters

The Barker hypothesis asserts that stressful events early in the life history of an individual have negative health consequences later in adulthood. The hypothesis initially focused on prenatal stressors as indicated by birth weight and related outcomes. This initial concern with the fetal phase of development led to its description as the "fetal programming" or "fetal origins" hypothesis. The realization that stressors in the postnatal phase had similar impacts on adult health has led to its latest characterization as the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Hypothesis (DOHaD). In this paper, we review the history and evidence in support of ...