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The Rhetoric Of Crisis: How We Talk About The Vulnerability Of Youth, Casey Cramer Dec 2006

The Rhetoric Of Crisis: How We Talk About The Vulnerability Of Youth, Casey Cramer

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

The classical definition of rhetoric is generally understood to be the art of persuasion. Originating in ancient Greece, rhetoric was one of the three original liberal arts. It focused on effective use of language, most often in the arena of politics and public discourse (Brummett, 35). By mastering persuasive language, politicians were able to shape and sway public opinion in their favor. Conversely, by understanding the mechanics of rhetoric, citizens were able to recognize and interpret speech that was purposefully constructed. The prevalence of rhetoric in political speech made it an integral part of a democratic society - politicians needed to ...


Bicycle Access To Public Libraries: A Survey Of Pennsylvania Public Libraries And Their Accessibility To Patrons Arriving Via Bicycle, Samantha Hypatia Thompson Oct 2006

Bicycle Access To Public Libraries: A Survey Of Pennsylvania Public Libraries And Their Accessibility To Patrons Arriving Via Bicycle, Samantha Hypatia Thompson

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In 1994, the US Department of Transportation set the goal of doubling the number of bicycle trips undertaken in this country. Impediments to this goal are trip and destination barriers. One major public destination intended for universal access is the public library. This is relevant to young adults, the poor, and recent immigrants, all of whom may choose bicycle transportation at higher rates than the general population. A survey of 225 public libraries in Pennsylvania found that 54% of respondent libraries had poor overall bicycle accessibility. These overall levels were the result of the trip or destination barriers at each ...


Major Chinese Full-Text Electronic Information Resources For Researchers And Scholars, Jue Wang Sep 2006

Major Chinese Full-Text Electronic Information Resources For Researchers And Scholars, Jue Wang

DLPS Faculty Publications

China’s electronic publishing industry has developed very rapidly over the past decade. China has become one of the electronic publishing centers in Asia and will continue to flourish in the future. Chinese electronic databases provide the most efficient way for scholars, researchers and students to perform searches as well as to provide information for businesses and governments. In this article, the author gives a brief overview of selected databases which represent a small portion of the Chinese electronic resources and hopes it will serve as a reference to Chinese scholars world-wide.


The Revised 40 Principles For Software Inventions, Umakant Mishra Jul 2006

The Revised 40 Principles For Software Inventions, Umakant Mishra

Umakant Mishra

Applying 40 Principles is one of the earliest and most popular techniques of TRIZ. There are no controversies on application of 40 principles by any of the TRIZ schools. Although they are fundamentally sound, there is some difficulty in applying those in software related problems. As they were originally developed for mechanical or technical problems, the meaning of many terms like 'thermal', 'aerodynamic', 'hydrodynamic', 'ultrasonic', 'infrared', 'temperature', 'liquid', 'gas' etc. are embarrassing in a software context.

This article reviews the 40 principles in the context of software industry and rephrases the principles and their applications to make them suitable for ...


Mis Ida Operations Manual: Management Information System For Individual Development Accounts, Lissa Johnson Jul 2006

Mis Ida Operations Manual: Management Information System For Individual Development Accounts, Lissa Johnson

Center for Social Development Research

MIS IDA Operations Manual: Management Information System for Individual Development Accounts


Older Adults In Service To Society, Fengyan Tang Jul 2006

Older Adults In Service To Society, Fengyan Tang

Center for Social Development Research

Older Adults in Service to Society


Supermodularity And Tipping, Geoffrey Heal, Howard Kunreuther Jun 2006

Supermodularity And Tipping, Geoffrey Heal, Howard Kunreuther

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

We model tipping as a game-theoretic phenomenon and investigate the connection between supermodular games, tipping of equilibria and cascading, and apply the results to issues that arise in the context of homeland security and computer security. We show that tipping and cascading can occur in supermodular games and that "increasing differences"is a sufficient condition for tipping. Supermodularity and tipping of equilibria are closely related. We relate our results to Schelling’s early work on tipping.


No Buts! - Researching Children's Consumption, An Exploration Of Conversation And Discourse Analytic Techniques, Olivia Freeman Apr 2006

No Buts! - Researching Children's Consumption, An Exploration Of Conversation And Discourse Analytic Techniques, Olivia Freeman

Conference papers

Contemporary discussion of social research with children revolves around three trends (i) an emphasis on researching children’s ‘experiences’ rather than their ‘perspectives’, (ii) an emphasis on researching ‘with’ children rather than ‘on’ children or ‘for’ children and (iii) a conceptualisation of children as ‘social beings’ not ‘social becomings’. This paper poses questions about how qualitative data is analysed and posits a two-pronged CA/DA (conversation analysis/ discourse analysis) approach as a potential means to enhance richness in qualitative research in the area of children’s consumption phenomena. Drawing on a number of illustrations from an ongoing research project this ...


Swallowing An Elephant, Michiel E. Moll Mar 2006

Swallowing An Elephant, Michiel E. Moll

Michiel E Moll

Predating the major higher education mergers, the Cape Technikon Library Service was faced with the incorporation of the Mowbray College of Education and Boland College of Education libraries in 2000. The actual stock of these two libraries was larger than that of the Technikon, and in addition, an institution that had a monolithic library structure was suddenly faced with coping with a more dispersed structure. Both Mowbray and Boland College (which was at Wellington, some 65 km away) were functioning libraries and the challenges were therefore to maintain functionality while changing and to keep the best from each library while ...


New Yorkers Commute More Everywhere: Contrast Effects In The Field, Uri Simonsohn Feb 2006

New Yorkers Commute More Everywhere: Contrast Effects In The Field, Uri Simonsohn

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

Previous experimental research has shown that people's decisions can be influenced by options they have encountered in the past. This paper uses PSID data to study this phenomenon in the field, by observing how long people commute after moving between cities. It is found, as predicted, that (i) people choose longer commutes in a city they have just moved to, the longer the average commute was in the city they came from, and (ii) when they move again within the new city, they revise their commute length, countering the effect their origin city had on their initial decision.


Place-Valued Logics Around Cybernetic Ontology, The Bcl And Afosr, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2006

Place-Valued Logics Around Cybernetic Ontology, The Bcl And Afosr, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

No abstract provided.


From Ruby To Rudy, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2006

From Ruby To Rudy, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

No abstract provided.


The Chinese Challenge. Hallucinations For Other Futures, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2006

The Chinese Challenge. Hallucinations For Other Futures, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

The main question is: What can we learn from China that China is not teaching us? It is proposed that a study of polycontextural logic and morphogrammatics could be helpful to discover this new kind of rationality.


Better Health Sciences Collections With Oclc’S Worldcat, Carol Watwood Jan 2006

Better Health Sciences Collections With Oclc’S Worldcat, Carol Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

As the world's largest bibliographic database. OCLC's WorldCat has unique value in identifying materials for building a high-quality health sciences collection. WorldCat on FirstSearch is a valuable addition to the librarian's collection development toolbox to help compensate for the cessation of the Brandon/Hill lists. The database's large size, powerful keyword search feature, currency, and the ability to highlight important information through its interface all contribute to its usefulness in collection development. Several pilot projects and ongoing research in open access, "work-based" record design hold much promise for increased versatility.


American Broadsides And Ephemera Series I, 1760-1990, Bill Sleeman Jan 2006

American Broadsides And Ephemera Series I, 1760-1990, Bill Sleeman

Faculty Scholarship

Review of an electronic database of rare broadsides and ephemera from the colonial period through the end of the 19th Century.


Lessons Learned As Author And Editor, Connie Foster Jan 2006

Lessons Learned As Author And Editor, Connie Foster

DLTS Faculty Publications

Writing and editing are dynamic, creative processes. At some point both author and editor must release the finished product and submit to the production process (more copy editing, proofing and queries). To offer the best manuscript possible, some tips are presented.


Sex-Dependent Interactions Between Humans And Dogs, Chloe Wormser Jan 2006

Sex-Dependent Interactions Between Humans And Dogs, Chloe Wormser

Eukaryon

The domesticated dog (Canis familiaris) has undergone a vast number of genetic and environmental changes since its divergence from the wolf (Canis lupus) approximately 100,000 years ago (Call et al., 2003). However, the basic pack social structure of wolves has remained unchanged throughout evolutionary time; it can still be observed in the domesticated dog. What has changed is that humans have become integrated into the pack structure. The goal of this study was to assess the exact position humans have acquired within the dominance hierarchy that modulates dog social interactions. This was done by observing dogs at a local ...


Schumaker, Kiel, Heilke: Great Ideas/Grand Schemes Study Guide, 1998-2006, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

Schumaker, Kiel, Heilke: Great Ideas/Grand Schemes Study Guide, 1998-2006, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

Great Ideas/Grand Schemes is a systematic treatment of twelve ideologies by means of an elaborate conceptual framework. This twelve-point analytic grid, which is comprised of six substantive political principles, four philosophical bases, and two political bases, is introduced in the first chapter. Subsequent chapters focus on the ideologies themselves.


Harm De Blij: Why Geography Matters Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

Harm De Blij: Why Geography Matters Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Steven W. Mosher: Hegemon Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

Steven W. Mosher: Hegemon Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Mary Beard And John Henderson: Classics: A Very Short Introduction Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

Mary Beard And John Henderson: Classics: A Very Short Introduction Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Robert D. Kaplan: When North Korea Falls Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

Robert D. Kaplan: When North Korea Falls Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


David Kupelian: The Marketing Of Evil Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

David Kupelian: The Marketing Of Evil Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


John Fonte: Why There Is A Culture War Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

John Fonte: Why There Is A Culture War Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Francis Lieber, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

Francis Lieber, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Robert Kaplan: The Coming Anarchy Study Guide, 2001-2006, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

Robert Kaplan: The Coming Anarchy Study Guide, 2001-2006, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Robert D. Kaplan: Eastward To Tartary Study Guide, 2002-2006, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

Robert D. Kaplan: Eastward To Tartary Study Guide, 2002-2006, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


David S. Landes: The Wealth And Poverty Of Nations: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2006

David S. Landes: The Wealth And Poverty Of Nations: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Intensive Pedestrian Survey Along The Banks Of The San Antonio River: Museum “Urban” Reach Section Of The San Antonio River Improvements Project, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Kristi M. Ulrich, Christopher Caran, Charles A. Speer Jan 2006

Intensive Pedestrian Survey Along The Banks Of The San Antonio River: Museum “Urban” Reach Section Of The San Antonio River Improvements Project, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Kristi M. Ulrich, Christopher Caran, Charles A. Speer

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In the spring and fall of 2005, the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio carried out reconnaissance and intensive pedestrian survey of the Museum “Urban” Reach portion of the San Antonio River Improvements Project in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The excavation of eight backhoe trenches and the stratigraphy of 17 auger boreholes revealed the San Antonio River and adjacent properties have been modified extensively since Spanish Colonial settlement. Due to the extensive modifications, the likelihood of encountering prehistoric and early historic sites along the Museum Reach portion of the San Antonio River is ...


Archaeological Testing At 41bp679, Bastrop County, Texas, Cynthia M. Munoz Jan 2006

Archaeological Testing At 41bp679, Bastrop County, Texas, Cynthia M. Munoz

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

During the spring of 2006 (May 11 through May 18, 2006), the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted testing at 41BP679, a site formally listed as a State Archaeological Landmark. Site 41BP679 is located in Bastrop County at the confluence of the Colorado River and Spring Branch Creek, one of its tributaries. The site is on land that is the proposed location for the City of Bastrop Wastewater Treatment Plant. The installation of outflow pipes will impact the northern portion of 41BP679. The testing was conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 4117 ...