A New Tool for Epidemiology: The Usefulness of Dynamic Agent Models in Understanding Place Effects o
A major focus of recent work on the spatial patterning of health has been the study of how features of residential environments or neighborhoods may affect health. Place effects on health emerge from complex interdependent processes in which individuals interact with each other and their environment and in which both individuals and environments adapt and change over time. Traditional epidemiologic study designs and statistical regression approaches are unable to examine these dynamic processes.
Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness to respond to prevention service providers, planners, and others who request science-based interventions that work to prevent HIV transmission. All interventions selected for this Compendium came from behavioral or social studies that had both intervention and control/comparison groups and positive results for behavioral or health outcomes. We required des
Microbiology and Immunology
This internet textbook covers all aspects of microbiology and immunology and is based on our course for second year Medical Students.
Disparity By Geography The War on Drugs in America’s Cities
The “war on drugs,” beginning in the 1980s, represented a profound shift in the way in which the United States practiced law enforcement, and ushered in a new era in American policing. Overall, between 1980 and 2003, the number of drug offenders in prison or jail increased by 1100% from 41,100 in 1980 to 493,800 in 2003,2 with a remarkable rise in arrests concentrated in African American communities. This precipitous escalation began as the result of a tangible shift in law enforcement pract
Childhood Adversity and Later Mortality in an Urban African American Cohort
The Woodlawn Project is a longitudinal study of the development of psychological well-being and social adaptation in an epidemiologically defined cohort of African American first graders interviewed as adolescents and again as adults. The identification of childhood factors predictive of mortality has clear public health importance. Family and childhood adversity and psychosocial factors have been shown to have long-term effects on later mental health and school achievement in adolescence and yo
Economic analysis of electric energy storage
This thesis presents a cost analysis of grid-connected electric energy storage. Various battery energy storage technologies are considered in the analysis. Life-cycle cost analysis is used. The results are presented in term of incremental cost of electricity stored and discharged, in US$/kWh,Thesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.,"May 2006.",Includes bibliographic references (leaves 47-49)
Evaluating cardiac gene expression in maternal phenylketonuria offspring
Maternal phenylketonuria (MPKU) is a teratogenic syndrome, caused by development of offspring in a uterine environment made toxic by the metabolic imbalance of PKU. The birth defects resulting from untreated MPKU include microcephaly with concomitant mental retardation, growth retardation, and congenital heart defects. Congenital heart defects have been identified and characterized in MPKU offspring, using the BTBR-PAHenu2 mouse MPKU model. Subsequently, this mouse model was used to start invest
Bored to death: William Inge’s women and The feminine mystique
Ever since Robert Brustein’s review of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs in November 1958, the role of the female characters in William Inge’s plays has been of interest to a number of critics. At that time, Brustein claimed that Inge’s female characters were "men-taming women" who were castrative to their husbands. After the publication of his review, many critics followed in suit and also described Inge’s women in the same terms; however, only one of these critics, Janet Juhnke, examin
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Cynthia Dai
Cynthia Dai, Dainamic Consulting, Inc. A seasoned entrepreneur, Cynthia Dai has co-founded several high technology start-ups and served on the executive team of both early-stage and public ventures. This hands-on experience combined with strong operational skills in marketing, engineering and finance has enabled Ms. Dai to build or reposition companies for rapid growth. Ms. Dai's strengths as an Interim Executive lie in attracting results-oriented senior management teams, developing strong busi
Title: amulet depicting three gods
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre fo
Description: Amulet depicting the triad of Isis, Osiris and Horus, cast in copper alloy. Osiris stands between Isis and Horus and is depicted as a mummiform man wearing a wesekh collar, false beard and atef-crown with uraeus and holding the crook and flail across his chest. To his right stands his sister-wife, Isis, wearing the cow-horn crown with sun disc, tripartite wig and long dress. To his right stands his son, Horus, depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the double crown, tripart
Title: cippus amulet of Bes
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visua
Description: Pale green faience cippus amulet of Horus with the face of Bes. He is depicted as a naked male, standing full frontal, with one pair of arms outstretched with the wings of a falcon below. He holds papyrus stems in both hands. The other pair of arms are at the sides of his body. In the left hand he holds a was sceptre and in the right hand he holds the sa, the symbol meaning 'protection'. He stands on a snake that encircles a group of harmful animals including a crocodile, sc
Title: sole of a sandal
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Ar
Description: Sandal made by binding parallel bundles of rushes together with strips to form a flat surface and then edged to finish the sole. A circular hole can be seen to have been pushed between the fibres in order to secure the thong between the toes.
The sandal is in poor condition and is very fragile.
Basic computer literacy training to increase comfort levels with computers and improve behaviors of
This study researched the effect of a basic computer course on the comfort level with computers and Internet on 17 Spanish-speaking, non-computer literate adults. It also identified any increase of the participants’ integration of computers and Internet into employment related activities. Five male and twelve female Hispanic adults completed a four-day basic computer literacy training course. Data collected through pre and post content exams; pre, post, and follow-up comfort and use surveys, a
Finite element modeling of energy absorption characteristic of hybrid structure - composite wrapped
The study of axial crush behavior of metal and composite tube has become a basis for the design of crashworthy structure in automotive and aircraft applications. Unlike metals, polymer composite material displays little or no plastic deformation characteristics. Research has showed that the hybrid tube usually made of inner aluminum tube over-wrapped with Eglass fiber reinforced epoxy have significantly higher energy absorption than either aluminum tube or composite tube. It is therefore importa
Prediction of crack growth in aircraft engine bleed air ducts using finite element and crack growth
The bleed air system in an aircraft engine is one of the most important systems for flight operation and is the heart of the aircraft engine pneumatic system. It consists of ducts and components that supply high pressure bleed air from the engine compressor to the other systems. The functioning of bleed air system plays a vital role in flight safety, ground operations, and coordination with other existing systems  including fuel system, lubrication system, ignition system, and anti-ice system
Title: Chinese bed
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Description: Bed comprising two connected sections, the poster-bed proper with open trellis canopy on square uprights and outer chamber as porch. This outer chamber covered and platformed, is decorated on the front with carved and ivory-inlaid. Calligraphic designs on front panels. Ink-painted Chinese carpenter's mark of Ho on back of bed-frame proper, front and side-panels of outer chamber.
Made of several different hardwoods, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and constructed without t
The effects of reader’s theater on 6th grade students’ fluency, comprehension, and reading attit
Improving students’ reading fluency is a major challenge heard throughout many classrooms, and identified by the National Reading Panel. Several research studies indicate that one way to improve fluency is through reader’s theater. Those studies also point out that the positive impact from reader’s theater goes beyond fluency to also boost readers’ confidence, motivation, and comprehension. This thesis was designed to examine the effects of reader’s theater on sixth grade students’ f
Lunch Poems: Michael S. Harper
This is a rare West Coast appearance for Michael Harper, who teaches at Brown University. He has published over ten books of poetry, including Songlines in Michaeltree: New and Collected Poems from University of Illinois Press. His book Dear John, Dear Coltrane was nominated for the National Book Award, and was based partly on his friendship with the musician. Virginia Quarterly Review has written, "...he creates a language humming with emotion and ennobled by a deeply felt human dignity." This
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Urban and Environmental Analysis
GIS, a computer-based tool for storing, mapping, and analyzing spatial information together with non-spatial data, is very helpful when studying urban and environmental topics. This course focuses on introducing students to the use of geographic information systems in the urban/suburban/metropolitan environment. Students will learn to use GIS and how to frame spatial questions for research and teaching as well as gain technical expertise.
Fractal landscape 2 (colourway)
Image from research project Textiles, Techniques & Technology. This project is aiming to challenge the frontiers of the relationship of traditional practice and production through the use of CAD/CAM in textile design. This image is produced using film positives from Robustelli scanner to litho film - Betree System Italy.