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Bullying At The Fire Station? Perceptions Based On Gender, Race And Sexual Orientation, John C. Griffith, Donna L. Roberts, Ronald T. Wakeham May 2016

Bullying At The Fire Station? Perceptions Based On Gender, Race And Sexual Orientation, John C. Griffith, Donna L. Roberts, Ronald T. Wakeham

Donna L. Roberts

Discrimination and strained co-worker relationships based on gender, race or sexual orientation are forms of bullying in the workplace. This research examines firefighter perceptions with regard to bullying as defined above. Survey questions were based on the National Report Card on Women and Firefighting study (Hulett, Bendick, Thomas & Miccio, 2008). The web-based survey was distributed through the National Fire Academy Training, Resources and Data Exchange Network, (TRADENET). Findings from 113 completed surveys indicated that most firefighters did not perceive bullying issues were pervasive in the fire service. However there were large differences in perception between female and male firefighters. Significantly ...


Overachievers, Procrastinators, And Failed Googling: Exploring Why Students Ask Librarians For Assistance, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Marc Vinyard, Colleen Mullally Apr 2016

Overachievers, Procrastinators, And Failed Googling: Exploring Why Students Ask Librarians For Assistance, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Marc Vinyard, Colleen Mullally

Marc Vinyard

According to national trends on reference statistics from ARL, reference questions are declining. At our university, however, reference statistics are on the rise. While this is great news, we don’t know why it's happening.  We wish that we could attribute this good fortune to our approachable posture and wonderful instruction sessions ... we’re the sirens of the library luring nearby students to our reference desk with our enchanting smiles, but instead of meeting disaster, students find information.
 
We aren’t mythical creatures, though. We’re just librarians who really want to know the answer to a crucial question ...


Scholarly Publishing Resources: Cutting Edge Technology To Assist Faculty With Bibliometric Data And Scholarly Publishing, Marc Vinyard, Jaimie Beth Colvin Apr 2016

Scholarly Publishing Resources: Cutting Edge Technology To Assist Faculty With Bibliometric Data And Scholarly Publishing, Marc Vinyard, Jaimie Beth Colvin

Jaimie Beth Colvin

Pepperdine librarians created a comprehensive guide on publishing resources in response to questions we have received over the year from professors on topics such as the best journals to publish in, the prestige of journals, and how often their articles are cited. By creating this guide, we increased our knowledge of bibliometrics, which involves measuring the influence of scholarly research based on how often articles, books and journals are cited by other researchers. We have increased faculty engagement with the library because professors are interested in resources that assist them with the publishing and ultimately their success as scholars. Pepperdine ...


Exploring Barriers To Home Gardening In Ohio Households, Justin Schupp, Rebecca Som Castellano, Jeff Sharp, Molly Bean Jan 2016

Exploring Barriers To Home Gardening In Ohio Households, Justin Schupp, Rebecca Som Castellano, Jeff Sharp, Molly Bean

Justin Schupp

Scholars have noted that race and ethnicity, socio-economic status (SES) as well as other socio-demographic factors may limit participation in local food systems based on the historic and structured patterns of inequalities that remain in communities promoting alternative agriculture and food (agrifood) activities. However, few empirical studies have examined the barriers which prevent people from participating in local food system activities. This paper uses survey data from the 2008 Ohio Survey of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Issues to consider whether barriers such as interest, time, financial resources, geography and space impact the participation of households in home gardening. Results from ...


The Progressives: Economics, Science, And Race, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Dec 2015

The Progressives: Economics, Science, And Race, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This essay is a brief review of Thomas C. Leonard, Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era (Princeton Univ. Press 2016).


Participation And The Poor: Social Accountability Institutions And Poverty Reduction In Brazil, Michael Touchton, Brian Wampler, Natasha Borges Sugiyama Dec 2015

Participation And The Poor: Social Accountability Institutions And Poverty Reduction In Brazil, Michael Touchton, Brian Wampler, Natasha Borges Sugiyama

Political Science Faculty Publications and Presentations

Democracy, according to a large body of research, contributes to human development by improving citizens' lives (Prezeworkski et al. 2000; Gerrign et al. 2012; McGuire 2010; Baum and Lake 2003; Gerring et al. 2015). Broad evidence demonstrates that democracies provide higher standards of living, on average, for their citizens than authoritarian countries (Boix 2001; Brown and Hunter 2004; Brown and Mobarak 2009; Besley and Kudamatsu 2006; Lake and Baum 2001). But what is it about democratic practice that enhances the quality of its citizens' lives? Proponents argue that democratic practices such as competitive elections, checks and balances, and protection of ...


Green Infrastructure, Physical Activity And Health. Evidence Of Their Relationships In Spain, Pedro Calaza-Martínez Dec 2015

Green Infrastructure, Physical Activity And Health. Evidence Of Their Relationships In Spain, Pedro Calaza-Martínez

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Currently, more than fifty percent of world population lives in cities; in the most developed regions upwards of 75% are urban residents (in Spain 77%), (UNFPA, 2011). We are in a moment where the urban species has already appeared for the first time. These cities do not often offer a healthy living environment. This fact and the lifestyle habits characterized by sedentary lifestyle, obesity and a poor diet cause health problems, increasing the incidence of non-communicable diseases, as the World Health Organization has revealed. For this reason, the design and planning of cities should be aimed at seeking solutions to ...


Building Capacity Through The Use Of A Strategic Prevention Framework System In Communities, Duncan Meyers Dec 2015

Building Capacity Through The Use Of A Strategic Prevention Framework System In Communities, Duncan Meyers

Theses and Dissertations

The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a planning and implementation model that mobilizes communities to collaborate on developing and implementing an evidence-based prevention system. This model follows a structured five-step process with two cross-cutting elements (cultural competence and sustainability) that emphasizes building capacity of coalitions to strategically plan, implement, and sustain evidence-based prevention services to reduce adolescent substance use. This study utilized a repeated cross-sectional design. Participating youth were in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 and lived in one of 27 counties in a Southeastern state that was funded through the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s SPF State ...


Making Ends Meet: Using A Market-Based Approach To Incentivize Foreign Vessels To Comply With The Air Emission Standards Of Marpol Annex Vi, Xiaoxin Shi Dec 2015

Making Ends Meet: Using A Market-Based Approach To Incentivize Foreign Vessels To Comply With The Air Emission Standards Of Marpol Annex Vi, Xiaoxin Shi

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


One More Brick In The Wall: The Impact Of Personal Jurisdiction Of Ex Juris Defendants On The Relationship Between The United States And Canada, Matthew Johnson Dec 2015

One More Brick In The Wall: The Impact Of Personal Jurisdiction Of Ex Juris Defendants On The Relationship Between The United States And Canada, Matthew Johnson

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


The Protection Of Intellectual Property Licenses In Insolvency: Lessons From The Nortel Case, Anthony Duggan, Norman Siebrasse Dec 2015

The Protection Of Intellectual Property Licenses In Insolvency: Lessons From The Nortel Case, Anthony Duggan, Norman Siebrasse

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Judicial Implementation Of South Africa’S New Business Rescue Model: A Preliminary Assessment, Patrick C. Osode Dec 2015

Judicial Implementation Of South Africa’S New Business Rescue Model: A Preliminary Assessment, Patrick C. Osode

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


High-Tech Companies And The Decision To “Go Public”: Are Backdoor Listings (Still) An Alternative To “Front-Door” Initial Public Offerings?, Erik P.M. Vermeulen Dec 2015

High-Tech Companies And The Decision To “Go Public”: Are Backdoor Listings (Still) An Alternative To “Front-Door” Initial Public Offerings?, Erik P.M. Vermeulen

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Commercial Law And The Public Interest, Jay Lawrence Westbrook Dec 2015

Commercial Law And The Public Interest, Jay Lawrence Westbrook

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


The Colombian Simplified Corporation: An Empirical Analysis Of A Success Story In Corporate Law Reform, Francisco Reyes Dec 2015

The Colombian Simplified Corporation: An Empirical Analysis Of A Success Story In Corporate Law Reform, Francisco Reyes

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


The Natural Person, Legal Entity Or Juridical Person And Juridical Personality, Elvia Arcelia Quintana Adriano Dec 2015

The Natural Person, Legal Entity Or Juridical Person And Juridical Personality, Elvia Arcelia Quintana Adriano

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Justifications For Ucc Article 9’S Treatment Of Deposit Accounts: A Comparative Note, Catherine Walsh Dec 2015

Justifications For Ucc Article 9’S Treatment Of Deposit Accounts: A Comparative Note, Catherine Walsh

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Party Autonomy In The Enforcement Of Secured Creditor’S Rights: International Developments, Anna Veneziano Dec 2015

The Role Of Party Autonomy In The Enforcement Of Secured Creditor’S Rights: International Developments, Anna Veneziano

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Party Autonomy And Consumer Arbitration In Conflict: A “Trojan Horse” In The Access To Justice In The E.U. Adr-Directive 2013/11?, Norbert Reich Dec 2015

Party Autonomy And Consumer Arbitration In Conflict: A “Trojan Horse” In The Access To Justice In The E.U. Adr-Directive 2013/11?, Norbert Reich

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

Arbitration clauses in consumer contracts have been subject to controversy in many jurisdictions; recent U.S. and Canadian Supreme Court case law have been used as examples. European Union (E.U.) law, which originally excluded arbitration in general from the Brussels/Rome regimes, has recently taken a mixed, and to some extent limited, approach by including Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) entities “imposing” a solution in its recent ADR Directive 2013/11. There seems to be an indirect encouragement to develop consumer arbitration schemes in E.U. Member States as a second route to justice. It is too early to evaluate ...


Lessons And Best Practices For Designers Of Fast Track, Low Value, High Volume Global E-Commerce Odr Systems, Louis F. Del Duca, Colin Rule, Brian Cressman Dec 2015

Lessons And Best Practices For Designers Of Fast Track, Low Value, High Volume Global E-Commerce Odr Systems, Louis F. Del Duca, Colin Rule, Brian Cressman

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

The momentum behind development of global online fast track low value high volume dispute resolution (hereafter ODR) continues to accelerate. Consumer and business groups around the world are promoting fair, proportionate, effective, online, fast track redress for low value high volume cross border e-commerce disputes. As a result, there will continue to be increasing demand for a variety of effective ODR systems design and procedural rules. Best practices developed by entities like eBay and lessons learned from the work of UNCITRAL Working Group III can be helpful in developing framework models for fast track low value high volume e-commerce ODR ...


The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly In Distribution Contracts: Limitation Of Party Autonomy In Arbitration?, Pilar Perales Viscasillas Dec 2015

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly In Distribution Contracts: Limitation Of Party Autonomy In Arbitration?, Pilar Perales Viscasillas

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Limits On Party Autonomy In International Commercial Arbitration, Giuditta Cordero-Moss Dec 2015

Limits On Party Autonomy In International Commercial Arbitration, Giuditta Cordero-Moss

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


An Institutional Approach To The Creation Of Innovation Ecosystems And The Role Of Law, Toshiyuki Kono, Kazuaki Kagami Dec 2015

An Institutional Approach To The Creation Of Innovation Ecosystems And The Role Of Law, Toshiyuki Kono, Kazuaki Kagami

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


The Hague Principles, The Cisg, And The “Battle Of Forms”, Peter Winship Dec 2015

The Hague Principles, The Cisg, And The “Battle Of Forms”, Peter Winship

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


From Paper To Electronic Order: The Digitalization Of The Check In The Usa*, Benjamin Geva Dec 2015

From Paper To Electronic Order: The Digitalization Of The Check In The Usa*, Benjamin Geva

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Aziz Case And Unfair Contract Terms In Mortgage Loan Agreements: Lessons To Be Learned In Spain, Immaculada Barral-Viñals Dec 2015

Aziz Case And Unfair Contract Terms In Mortgage Loan Agreements: Lessons To Be Learned In Spain, Immaculada Barral-Viñals

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Should Clauses Prohibiting Assignment Be Overridden By Statute?, Louise Gullifer Dec 2015

Should Clauses Prohibiting Assignment Be Overridden By Statute?, Louise Gullifer

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


International B2b Contracts - Freedom Unchained?, Ingeborg Schwenzer, Claudio Marti Whitebread Dec 2015

International B2b Contracts - Freedom Unchained?, Ingeborg Schwenzer, Claudio Marti Whitebread

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


On The Intellectual History Of Freedom Of Contract And Regulation, Hans-W. Micklitz Dec 2015

On The Intellectual History Of Freedom Of Contract And Regulation, Hans-W. Micklitz

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Foreword, Mary Hiscock, Hans-W. Micklitz Dec 2015

Foreword, Mary Hiscock, Hans-W. Micklitz

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.