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"If You See Something, Say Something": The Power Of The 'War On Terrorism' To Name What We See, Polly Sylvia 2010 Graduate Center, City University of New York

"If You See Something, Say Something": The Power Of The 'War On Terrorism' To Name What We See, Polly Sylvia

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation seeks to understand the cultural politics of the "war on terrorism" through a case study of the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign within the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority Subway System. Drawing upon literature that focuses on an understanding of the affective transmission of culture, this research seeks to understand this particular campaign as a technique of social control. Through a content analysis of the advertisements of this campaign and a performative methodology that analyzes the performance of security within the subway system, an understanding of the connections this local campaign (as a security campaign ...


Doing Good By Doing Well? The Political Economy Of The Medical Biotechnology Industry In The United States, Volker Lehmann 2010 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Doing Good By Doing Well? The Political Economy Of The Medical Biotechnology Industry In The United States, Volker Lehmann

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study is dedicated to the political economy of the medical biotechnology industry in the United States. The study combines interviews with more than 150 biotechnology actors with a historical analysis and evidence from publicly available data bases. The ascent of this new industry took place in the United States first and foremost, because there, scientific advancements coincided with the rise of supply-side economics, a policy shift that was part of a larger, neoliberal, ideological shift. Despite free-market rhetoric, specific clusters within the United States became the world's leading biotechnology clusters because of a history of targeted interventions to ...


A Differential Deficit In Time- Versus Event-Based Prospective Memory In Parkinson's Disease, Sarah Raskin, Stephen Paul Woods, Amelia Poquette, April McTaggart, Jim Sethna, Rebecca Williams, Alexander Troster 2010 Trinity College

A Differential Deficit In Time- Versus Event-Based Prospective Memory In Parkinson's Disease, Sarah Raskin, Stephen Paul Woods, Amelia Poquette, April Mctaggart, Jim Sethna, Rebecca Williams, Alexander Troster

Faculty Scholarship

Objective: The aim of the current study was to clarify the nature and extent of impairment in time- versus
event-based prospective memory in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Prospective memory is thought to involve
cognitive processes that are mediated by prefrontal systems and are executive in nature. Given that
individuals with PD frequently show executive dysfunction, it is important to determine whether these
individuals may have deficits in prospective memory that could impact daily functions, such as taking
medications. Although it has been reported that individuals with PD evidence impairment in prospective
memory, it is still unclear whether they show a ...


Making Twitter Work: A Guide For The Uninitiated, The Skeptical, And The Pragmatic, Valerie Forrestal 2010 CUNY College of Staten Island

Making Twitter Work: A Guide For The Uninitiated, The Skeptical, And The Pragmatic, Valerie Forrestal

Publications and Research

This article highlights the advantages of librarians and libraries establishing a professional or institutional presence on Twitter. This basic introduction to the web service also discusses innovative ways to shape your Twitter account into a successful professional development, reference, and outreach resource.


Ubiquitous Research: Integrating Library Resources Into Online Courses., Kate Lyons, Elisabeth Tappeiner 2010 CUNY Hostos Community College

Ubiquitous Research: Integrating Library Resources Into Online Courses., Kate Lyons, Elisabeth Tappeiner

Publications and Research

Online learning is transforming the way colleges and universities offer credit bearing courses. Now students are able to finish some or all of a degree online, with courses and programs from the hard sciences to the humanities. Nevertheless, a college education is comprised of a variety of educational and social activities that extend beyond a discrete class. Classroom learning is enriched and supported by services across campus, from the writing center to tutoring services, to the library.

This article discusses the experience of librarians working in a small, urban community college in integrating library collections, reference services, and information literacy ...


Investigation Of High Resolution Compact Gamma Camera Module Based On A Continuous Scintillation Crystal Using A Novel Charge Division Readout Method, Qiu-Sheng Dai, Cui-Lan Zhao, Hualin Zhang, Yujin Qi 2010 Chinese Academy Of Sciences

Investigation Of High Resolution Compact Gamma Camera Module Based On A Continuous Scintillation Crystal Using A Novel Charge Division Readout Method, Qiu-Sheng Dai, Cui-Lan Zhao, Hualin Zhang, Yujin Qi

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The objective of this study is to investigate a high performance and lower cost compact gamma camera module for a multi-head small animal SPECT system. A compact camera module was developed using a thin Lutetium Oxyorthosilicate (LSO) scintillation crystal slice coupled to a Hamamatsu H8500 position sensitive photomultiplier tube (PSPMT). A two-stage charge division readout board based on a novel sub-tractive resistive readout with a truncated center-of-gravity (TCOG) positioning method was developed for the camera. The performance of the camera was evaluated using a flood 99mTc source with a four-quadrant bar-mask phantom. The preliminary experimental results show that the image ...


Flicker Mitigation Strategy For Dfigs During Variable Wind Conditions, Lasantha Meegahapola, Brendan Fox, Damian Flynn 2010 Queen's University of Belfast

Flicker Mitigation Strategy For Dfigs During Variable Wind Conditions, Lasantha Meegahapola, Brendan Fox, Damian Flynn

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

This paper presents a flicker mitigation scheme for the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) during variable wind conditions. The flicker mitigation strategy was developed based on the distribution line X/R ratio and the active power deviation from the average active power during variable wind conditions. Flicker emission was analyzed using a flicker meter based on the IEC standards. Both short-term and long-term flicker severities were analyzed during the time period of study. The flicker mitigation strategy was evaluated under different system conditions such as X/R ratio, distribution line length, shortcircuit capacity (SCC), and wind variability. It is shown that ...


Head Pose Estimation Based On Extended Non-Negative Matrix Factorization, Ce Zhan, Wanqing Li, Philip Ogunbona 2010 University of Wollongong

Head Pose Estimation Based On Extended Non-Negative Matrix Factorization, Ce Zhan, Wanqing Li, Philip Ogunbona

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

One popular solution to head pose estimation is to formulate it as a pattern classication problem, and treat the holistic facial appearance as the input to classiers. However, since the face appearance contains all kinds of information, the variation caused by other factors such as identity, expression and lighting may be larger than that caused by dierent head poses. Thus, the key challenge of these appearance based methods lies in constructing a feature subspace that could successfully recovers head pose while ignoring other sources of image variation. In this paper, following the intuition of combining parts to form a whole ...


Liner Shipping Fleet Deployment With Cargo Transshipment And Demand Uncertainty, S Wang, Q Meng 2010 National University of Singapore

Liner Shipping Fleet Deployment With Cargo Transshipment And Demand Uncertainty, S Wang, Q Meng

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

This paper addresses a novel liner shipping fleet deployment problem characterized by cargo transshipment, multiple container routing options and uncertain demand, with the objective of maximizing the expected profit. This problem is formulated as a stochastic program and solved by the sample average approximation method. In this technique the objective function of the stochastic program is approximated by a sample average estimate derived from a random sample, and then the resulting deterministic program is solved. This process is repeated with different samples to obtain a good candidate solution along with the statistical estimate of its optimality gap. We apply the ...


The Ideal Structure Of Reduced Crossed Products, Adam Sierakowski 2010 University of Southern Denmark

The Ideal Structure Of Reduced Crossed Products, Adam Sierakowski

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Let (A, G) be a C*-dynamical system with G discrete. In this paper we investigate the ideal structure of the reduced crossed product C*-algebra and in particular we determine sufficient—and in some cases also necessary—conditions for A to separate the ideals in A ⋊r G. When A separates the ideals in A ⋊r G, then there is a one-to-one correspondence between the ideals in A ⋊r G and the invariant ideals in A. We extend the concept of topological freeness and present a generalization of the Rokhlin property. Exactness properties of (A, G) turns out to ...


Composing For Improvisation With Chaotic Oscillators, Mark Havryliv 2010 University of Wollongong

Composing For Improvisation With Chaotic Oscillators, Mark Havryliv

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper describes a novel method for composing and improvisation with real-time chaotic oscillators. Recently discovered algebraically simple nonlinear third-order differential equations are solved and acoustical descriptors relating to their frequency spectrums are determined according to the MPEG-7 specification. A second nonlinearity is then added to these equations: a real-time audio signal. Descriptive properties of the complex behaviour of these equations are then determined as a function odifference tones derived from a Just Intonation scale and the amplitude of the audio signal. By using only the real-time audio signal from live performer/s as an input the causal relationship between ...


Naked To All But Ourselves: Some Notes On Actor Training And Phenomenology, Janys E. Hayes 2010 University of Wollongong

Naked To All But Ourselves: Some Notes On Actor Training And Phenomenology, Janys E. Hayes

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Just as an audience can critically view the synthesised structure of any performance, evaluating the component elements which create meaning, so too each performing body in itself reflects nuances of embodied cultural meanings. Merleau Ponty’s phenomenology (1962; 1965; 1968) argues that human consciousness is ‘caught up’ in the ambiguity of the corporeal body so that any human body is both materially of the world that at the same time it is consciously directed towards (Merleau-Ponty 1962, p. 146). The body that is in action is already immersed in a subjective reality of its own and others making. For the ...


Breathing Space, Liz Jeneid, Diana Wood Conroy, Stephen Ingham 2010 University of Wollongong

Breathing Space, Liz Jeneid, Diana Wood Conroy, Stephen Ingham

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

‘Breathing space’ is about marking time through breath. When breath stops, time stops for each individual chronology. Re-iteration, repeating with variation again and again, in and out, is the rhythm of craft, of skill in drawing and making. Reiteration mirrors the arduous patterns of ancient textiles, ceramics, or inscriptions, patterns derived from images of feathers, scales, or leaves.


From Ld 1196 To Maine Schools: An Evaluation Of Antidiscrimination Language In Education Policy, Finn Teach 2010 Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine

From Ld 1196 To Maine Schools: An Evaluation Of Antidiscrimination Language In Education Policy, Finn Teach

Muskie School Capstones and Dissertations

Since the passage of the antidiscrimination law LD 1196 in 2005, Maine schools have been encouraged to utilize new language outlined in the law which protects gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination. This study evaluated antidiscrimination language in a sample of Maine’s school administrative unit policies and individual school handbook policies to determine to what extent LD 1196’s protections were incorporated to the policies. The evaluation found that school administrative units were much more likely than individual schools to have antidiscrimination policies with the protections outlined in LD 1196. Many administrative unit and school policies lack ...


Guest Editorial: On Method, Technorealism And Aesthetic Capitalism, Patricia Ticineto Clough 2010 CUNY Graduate Center

Guest Editorial: On Method, Technorealism And Aesthetic Capitalism, Patricia Ticineto Clough

Publications and Research

The guest editorial excerpts the keynote address Professor Clough held at the First Annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Graduate Center's Sociology Students Association.


Commentary: Culture Of Poverty: Don't Call It A Comeback!, Marnie Brady, Kathleen Dunn, Jamie McCallum 2010 CUNY Graduate Center

Commentary: Culture Of Poverty: Don't Call It A Comeback!, Marnie Brady, Kathleen Dunn, Jamie Mccallum

Publications and Research

Commentary on the culture of poverty argument.


Understanding School Travel: How Residential Location Choice And The Built Environment Affect Trips To School, Yizhao Yang, Marc Schlossberg, Robert Parker, Bethany Johnson 2010 University of Oregon

Understanding School Travel: How Residential Location Choice And The Built Environment Affect Trips To School, Yizhao Yang, Marc Schlossberg, Robert Parker, Bethany Johnson

TREC Final Reports

This project investigates issues related to parents’ decisions about children’s school transportation. This has become an important area of research due to the growing concerns that increased reliance on private automobile in school travel has led to adverse health impacts on children and negative impacts on environment. This study examines school transportation in the context of where families live and how families make decisions about school travel in the process of choosing their residence.

Using a middle-sized school district in Oregon State, we conducted a 5500-household survey and a number of interviews and focus groups. The study shows that ...


Who Benefits From Job Creation At County Level? An Analysis Of Leakage And Spillover Of New Employment Opportunities In Virginia, Xiaobing Shuai 2010 University of Richmond

Who Benefits From Job Creation At County Level? An Analysis Of Leakage And Spillover Of New Employment Opportunities In Virginia, Xiaobing Shuai

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Faculty Publications

Using an econometric model system built on county level labor market data, this study allocates new employments in Virginia from 1990 to 2000 into various demographic segments: commuters, residents, and new immigrants. The study finds significant leakage of new employment opportunities in Virginia. 52% of new jobs created in the 1990s in a locality were taken by outside commuters. However, Virginia’s localities also benefit from spillover benefits from job creation elsewhere. Economists need to account for employment leakage and spillover to accurately evaluate the fiscal impacts of potential economic development projects.


An Abundance Of Violence And Scarcity Of Words (Book Review), Sandra F. Joireman 2010 University of Richmond

An Abundance Of Violence And Scarcity Of Words (Book Review), Sandra F. Joireman

Political Science Faculty Publications

It is hard to avoid knowing something about the conflict in Darfur. There are divestment movements, student campaigns, actors raising awareness and the ‘genocide olympics’ to remind us of the ongoing conflict. There is also an increasingly ugly exchange in which two sides are talking and neither is listening. This exchange is not between the combatants, as one might expect, but among activists and scholars who disagree on the best way to portray the conflict. While it is difficult to avoid knowing something about the violence in Darfur, finding a deeper analysis that goes beyond the attempts to gain attention ...


Virtue, Richard Dagger 2010 University of Richmond

Virtue, Richard Dagger

Political Science Faculty Publications

In political theory, the word virtue usually refers to the disposition or character traits appropriate to a citizen. Someone who takes the responsibilities of citizenship seriously, to the point of putting the common good ahead of his or her personal interests, is thus said to display civic virtue. Political theorists have frequently warned that such virtue cannot be taken for granted, however, and many of them have urged that steps be taken to promote or foster civic virtue. This concern for the fragility of civic virtue is a clear theme in ancient (or classical) political thought, but it has also ...


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