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Changing Revealed Comparative Advantage Of Textile And Clothing Sector Of Pakistan: Pre And Post Quota Analysis, Nawaz Ahmad Oct 2013

Changing Revealed Comparative Advantage Of Textile And Clothing Sector Of Pakistan: Pre And Post Quota Analysis, Nawaz Ahmad

Nawaz Ahmad

Abstract Many Asian countries have been beneficiaries of quota abolition for textile and clothing sector since 2005. After the implementation of the Agreement on Textile and Clothing (ATC) in December 2004, member countries of World Trade Organization (WTO) have quota-free trade except People’s Republic of China (PRC). It was expected that Pakistan will be beneficiaries in textile and clothing due to expected superior export performance in this sector. Therefore, this study aims estimating revealed comparative advantage (RCA) of textile and clothing sector of Pakistan at HS-2digit level and SITC-3 digit level. It reveals Pakistan has comparative advantage in textile ...


Is Pressure Stressful? The Impact Of Pressure On The Stress Response And Category Learning, Shannon L. Mccoy, Steven B. Hutchinson, Lauren Hawthorne, Brandon J. Cosley, Shawn W. Ell Oct 2013

Is Pressure Stressful? The Impact Of Pressure On The Stress Response And Category Learning, Shannon L. Mccoy, Steven B. Hutchinson, Lauren Hawthorne, Brandon J. Cosley, Shawn W. Ell

Psychology Faculty Scholarship

We examine the basic question of whether pressure is stressful. We propose that when examining the role of stress or pressure in cognitive performance it is important to consider the type of pressure, the stress response, and the aspect of cognition assessed. In Experiment 1, outcome pressure was not experienced as stressful but did lead to impaired performance on a rule-based (RB) category learning task and not a more procedural information-integration (II) task. In Experiment 2, the addition of monitoring pressure resulted in a modest stress response to combined pressure and impairment on both tasks. Across experiments, higher stress appraisals ...


Spartan Daily, October 16, 2013, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications Oct 2013

Spartan Daily, October 16, 2013, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily (School of Journalism and Mass Communications)

Volume 141, Issue 21


The Development Of A Discipline: Examination Of The Profession Of Gerontology And Gerontological Professionals, Tracey Gendron Oct 2013

The Development Of A Discipline: Examination Of The Profession Of Gerontology And Gerontological Professionals, Tracey Gendron

Theses and Dissertations

The growth of the aging population has warranted increased training and education to prepare professionals with the specific knowledge needed to best serve older adults. Gerontology, as an academic discipline, provides professionals with the conceptual knowledge and the skills necessary to address the complexities of working with a diverse aging population. Little research has been done of the characteristics of professionals both with and without formal education in gerontology that are working with the aging population. The aim of this study was to investigate the roles of career motivation, job satisfaction, attitudes about aging, career commitment, and professional identity among ...


Mass Incarceration: Why Do We Punish And What Are The Consequences?, Caitlin Taylor Phd Oct 2013

Mass Incarceration: Why Do We Punish And What Are The Consequences?, Caitlin Taylor Phd

Explorer Café

No abstract provided.


Hoodies And Stress: The Dynamics Of A Library Environment, Stephanie Bowen Oct 2013

Hoodies And Stress: The Dynamics Of A Library Environment, Stephanie Bowen

Blogging the Library

As a college student, I worked at the circulation desk in the library. One cold December day during finals week, I was sitting at the desk and a professor walked in. Not an unusual occurrence. He approached the desk looking like he was in need of assistance. After a poignant pause, he said: “It smells like hoodies and stress in here.” I cracked up. It was true, and even more entertaining coming from the college’s lone anthropologist. [excerpt]


Personal Marketing And Career Management, Ashley Dupuy Oct 2013

Personal Marketing And Career Management, Ashley Dupuy

Ashley Dupuy

In the struggling economy, many librarians, new and established, are looking for work or looking to advance or shine in their current positions. How do you stand apart from the faceless crowd? What strategies can you use to find opportunities before they are even posted? What can make you shine at a networking event? Personal marketing and career management is the answer.


Proactive Transparency And Government Communication In The Usa And The Netherlands, H.J.M. (Erna) Ruijer Oct 2013

Proactive Transparency And Government Communication In The Usa And The Netherlands, H.J.M. (Erna) Ruijer

Theses and Dissertations

Proactive government transparency has recently entered the spotlight. Examples of information made public at the initiative of the public body, without the need for filing a request, are: www.data.gov and www.recovery.gov. Transparency is an intrinsic value of democratic societies. In much of the literature an automatic link is assumed between transparency and increased accountability or trust. However, this link may not be as straightforward. Whether and how information is used to further public objectives also depends on the way information is incorporated into the complex communication chain of comprehension, action and response. Therefore, in this dissertation ...


City Notifications As A Data Source For Traffic Management, Pramod Anantharam, Biplav Srivastava Oct 2013

City Notifications As A Data Source For Traffic Management, Pramod Anantharam, Biplav Srivastava

Kno.e.sis Publications

A common problem for cities of developing countries like India in managing traffic is the lack of basic automated instrumentation to track road conditions or vehicle locations. Still, to help their citizens make informed travel decisions based on changing city dynamics; many cities have an authorized, city-initiated, notification service in place to alert subscribing commuters about road conditions. Here, alternative means may be used to create informal textual notifications e.g., inputs from field personnel, citizen updates, and pre-authorized events from city calendar. In this paper, we show that collections of such notifications, when processed with information extraction techniques, can ...


The True Origin Of Society: The Founders On The Family, Scott Yenor Oct 2013

The True Origin Of Society: The Founders On The Family, Scott Yenor

Political Science Faculty Publications and Presentations

In the past century, no institution has come under more sustained assault than the family. Radical feminists disparaged the traditional family as a remnant of patriarchy and a threat to autonomy and romantic love, allowing contemporary liberals to redefine the ends of marriage in terms of self-fulfillment and personal growth. While the findings of social science and the teachings of religion lend support to the family, we turn to the American Founders for a stronger, principled defense of traditional marriage and the family. The Founders understood that the family, with the commitment of marriage needed to sustain it, is uniquely ...


Assessing The Potential Impact Of The Affordable Care Act On Uninsured Community Health Center Patients: A Nationwide And State-By-State Analysis, Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, Sara J. Rosenbaum Oct 2013

Assessing The Potential Impact Of The Affordable Care Act On Uninsured Community Health Center Patients: A Nationwide And State-By-State Analysis, Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, Sara J. Rosenbaum

Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative

In this brief, we estimate the number of uninsured community health center (CHC) patients who would gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act using data from the 2009 HRSA Survey of CHC patients and 2011 Uniform Data System. We find that were all states to implement the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion, an estimated 5 million uninsured health center patients – or two-thirds of all uninsured patients served by CHCs nationally – would be eligible for coverage. However, over one million uninsured patients – 72% of whom live in southern states – who would have been eligible for coverage will remain uninsured because of ...


Top Peer Reviewed Journals—Subject Discipline Reports, Thomson Reuters Oct 2013

Top Peer Reviewed Journals—Subject Discipline Reports, Thomson Reuters

Library Reports

Iowa State University has contracted Thomson Reuters to provide expertise and data analysis on the top, peer-reviewed journals in multi-disciplinary subject categories from the Web of Science. Each of the 22 reports supplied has been categorized using subjects in the Web of Science and are mapped to broader subject categories that come directly from Essential Sciences Indicators (ESI). With each report, the subject mapping scheme has been provided to highlight exactly what subjects from Web of Science are included in the broad category. With each subject discipline, a chart has been provided for the breakdown on a corresponding year: 2009 ...


Scaling Up: Hybrid Instruction, Ilana R. Barnes, Mary Dugan Oct 2013

Scaling Up: Hybrid Instruction, Ilana R. Barnes, Mary Dugan

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

A major strategic initiative of Purdue University is to meet head-on the critical issues facing students on today's campus. Student learning, and retention and completion rates are among the top concerns. To meet these challenges, Purdue is adopting a university-wide core curriculum including an information literacy requirement, which is a mainstay to lifelong learning. Additionally, to address student success issues Purdue has created "Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation" (IMPACT). IMPACT has been a successful collaborative effort of several Purdue departments to engage students more fully in their own learning. Since its inception, library faculty have taken a leadership ...


Predator Recognition In Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia Duboulayi, Embryos, Lois J. Oulton, Vivian Haviland, Culum Brown Oct 2013

Predator Recognition In Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia Duboulayi, Embryos, Lois J. Oulton, Vivian Haviland, Culum Brown

Aquaculture Collection

Exposure to olfactory cues during embryonic development can have long term impacts on birds and amphibians behaviour. Despite the vast literature on predator recognition and responses in fishes, few researchers have determined how fish embryos respond to predator cues. Here we exposed four-day-old rainbowfish (Melanotaenia duboulayi) embryos to cues emanating from a novel predator, a native predator and injured conspecifics. Their response was assessed by monitoring heart rate and hatch time. Results showed that embryos have an innate capacity to differentiate between cues as illustrated by faster heart rates relative to controls. The greatest increase in heart rate occurred in ...


Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Maggie Mason Smith Oct 2013

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Maggie Mason Smith

Publications

No abstract provided.


I'Ll Just Say It, Men: Sexual Attackers Are Arrogant, Insecure, Weak, Mark Routhier Oct 2013

I'Ll Just Say It, Men: Sexual Attackers Are Arrogant, Insecure, Weak, Mark Routhier

UCF Forum

College students most everywhere live in an atmosphere that is sexually supercharged. Young men and women with varying degrees of sexual experience, free from the surveillance of parents, experimenting with social structure, and embracing a knowledge of their sexual power creates an environment rife with possibility.


The Guardian, October 16, 2013, Wright State University Student Body Oct 2013

The Guardian, October 16, 2013, Wright State University Student Body

The Guardian Student Newspaper

Twelve page issue of The Guardian, the official student-run newspaper for Wright State University. The Guardian has been published regularly since March of 1965.


Factors Relating To Romantic Relationship Experiences For Emerging Adults, Sabra Elyse Johnson Oct 2013

Factors Relating To Romantic Relationship Experiences For Emerging Adults, Sabra Elyse Johnson

Theses and Dissertations

This study of 1,492 emerging adults focuses on the relationships among negative family of origin experiences, attitudes about marriage, positive communication and the influence of past romantic relationships. The data used in this study comes from a survey questionnaire, READY (see www.relate-institute.org) completed by emerging adult participants (18-25). Results from the Structural Equation Model showed both aversive family of origin experiences and negative beliefs about marriage have a significant and negative influence on perceptions of romantic relationship experiences. Also, positive communication has a significant and positive influence on perceptions of past romantic relationships. However, positive communication did ...


Building A Scholarly Communications Brand: The Scholars Cooperative At Wayne State University, Michael Priehs Oct 2013

Building A Scholarly Communications Brand: The Scholars Cooperative At Wayne State University, Michael Priehs

Library Scholarly Publications

In the past year, our library system has placed an emphasis on developing our scholarly communications and digital publishing initiatives. With new librarians with extensive responsibilities in these areas, our team of scholarly communication and digital publishing librarians at Wayne State University has been working towards identifying and rebranding our suite of scholarly communications and publishing services, which we now call The Scholars Cooperative. The Scholars Cooperative aids, educates and empowers the campus community to advance the creation, distribution and preservation of scholarship beyond traditional academic publishing models. We will share the cooperatives’ vision, planning process, organizational structure, and services ...


Jackson County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 618), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Jackson County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 618), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 618. This collection includes oral histories from Jackson County, Kentucky that were used in preparing a cultural resource report for the county.


Synopsis Of Chilean Renewable Energy Industry, Kyle Herman Oct 2013

Synopsis Of Chilean Renewable Energy Industry, Kyle Herman

Dr. Kyle S. Herman

The development and implementation of renewable energy power plants is important for Chile in order to increase energy security, supply remote mines with electricity, and eventually decrease energy costs. The Chilean government has promoted renewable energy and attracted Foreign Direct Investment FDI) to develop large-scale renewable energy projects. However, the policies cannot sufficiently attract FDI in unproven renewable energies such as Concentrated Solar Power, though it is proven elsewhere. This paper examines the Chilean government’s renewable energy policies and investigates potential pitfalls of early to mid-stage capital for the renewable energy industry. Recommendations include linking the mining industry to ...


Renovar As Ideologias E O Direito, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Oct 2013

Renovar As Ideologias E O Direito, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

As ideologias não morreram. Houve foi uma cortina de fumo, ideológica, para fazer passar por científica e inevitável a solução ideológica (TINA - there is no alternative) do ultraliberalismo, que começou por ser conservador e hoje já será mais agressivo ainda. Enquanto no terreno ideológico urge que as velhas ideologias renasçam e novas apareçam, no do Direito começam a multiplicar-se sinais de recusa do velho paradigma dogmático, sistemático e positivista, com o advento de propostas de um Direito Fraterno e Humanista. Não são duas questões desligadas.


Grandparents, Grandchildren, And Google, Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra Oct 2013

Grandparents, Grandchildren, And Google, Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra

Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra

No abstract provided.


A Comparative History Of Aids In Latin America: Brazil And Cuba, Shawn Smallman Oct 2013

A Comparative History Of Aids In Latin America: Brazil And Cuba, Shawn Smallman

Shawn C. Smallman

According to a joint report of the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization in September 2002 there were approximately 1.4 million HIV+ people in Latin America, and a further 420,000 HIV+ people in the Caribbean. The number of infections had increased by nearly 10% from the previous year in Latin America, and 16% in the Caribbean. While striking, these figures may obscure the diversity of the HIV epidemic in the region. Latin America has a varied pattern of infections, which means that the experience of Bolivia, Ecuador and Mexico is quite different from that of ...


Book Review Of, La Patria: Politics And The Armed Forces In Latin America, Shawn Smallman Oct 2013

Book Review Of, La Patria: Politics And The Armed Forces In Latin America, Shawn Smallman

Shawn C. Smallman

Reviews the book "For La Patria: Politics and the Armed Forces in Latin America," by Brian Loveman.


War And Hiv In Latin America, Shawn Smallman Oct 2013

War And Hiv In Latin America, Shawn Smallman

Shawn C. Smallman

Conflict has shaped the HIV pandemic from its inception, from the spread of HIV-1 in Central Africa, to the diffusion of HIV-2 from Portuguese Africa to the globe. At the same time, the relationship between HIV and conflict has been non-linear and poorly understood. Nancy Mock and her colleagues have been almost the only scholars to propose a model to understand this relationship. Their work suggests that several key variables (such as the time scale of the conflict, the characteristics of the parties involved, and the geographic scale of the fighting) explain wide variations in how warfare appears to have ...


Book Review Of, The Politics And History Of Aids Treatment In Brazil In Latin American Politics And Society, Shawn Smallman Oct 2013

Book Review Of, The Politics And History Of Aids Treatment In Brazil In Latin American Politics And Society, Shawn Smallman

Shawn C. Smallman

Reviews the book "The Politics and History of AIDS Treatment in Brazil," by Amy Nunn


Book Review Of, Tribute Of Blood: Army, Honor, Race, And Nation In Brazil, 1864-1945, Shawn Smallman Oct 2013

Book Review Of, Tribute Of Blood: Army, Honor, Race, And Nation In Brazil, 1864-1945, Shawn Smallman

Shawn C. Smallman

Reviews the non-fiction book "The Tribute of Blood: Army, Honor, Race, and Nation in Brazil, 1864-1945," by Peter M. Beattie.


Pre-Soil Techniques, Nigel Gale, Dale Hendricks, Doug Clayton Oct 2013

Pre-Soil Techniques, Nigel Gale, Dale Hendricks, Doug Clayton

USBI Biochar Conferences

Rescuing biochar: Pre - application techniques to enhance plant responses to biochar additions: Nigel Gale, U of Toronto

A growing body of literature indicates variable responses of different plant species to biochar, including positive, neutral, and negative, suggesting that it is important to investigate the nature and mechanism of species-specific responses to biochar additions. Neutral or negative plant responses to additions of biochars have commonly been reported in prior studies, and are likely the result of a combination of changes in soil properties (e.g. pH, surface area, and nutrient and water retention) and the production of volatile organic compounds from ...


Labeling Biochar Products, Kelpie Wilson, David Yarrow, Renel Anderson Oct 2013

Labeling Biochar Products, Kelpie Wilson, David Yarrow, Renel Anderson

USBI Biochar Conferences

Making Claims for Biochar: Kelpie Wilson

Cool Foods: David Yarrow, KAW Valley Biochar

OMRI Certification: Renel Anderson, Black Owl Biochar