Canary in a Coal Mine (MWV16)
Coral reefs are dying a death of a thousand cuts and their disappearance threatens not only the incredibly diverse ecosystem that depends on them, but also human health and welfare. In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video marine scientists Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Ph.D., chair of marine studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and Kiho Kim, Ph.D., director of the environmental studies program at American University, explain the important relationship between microbes and corals,
Parental Literacy and Infant Health: An Evidence-Based Healthy Start Intervention
Syracuse Healthy Start, a federally funded infant mortality prevention project in Onondaga County, New York, has undertaken a range of interventions to address parental low literacy as a risk factor for infant mortality. A growing number of studies advocate for health-related information that is easy to read, of a low literacy level, and culturally appropriate. Creation of an evidence-based public health intervention involves analyzing local data, reviewing published studies, assessing available
AMA Apologizes To Blacks For Past Racial Inequality
Transplant surgeon Clive Callender has hurtful memories of being the only black doctor at medical meetings in the 1970s, met with stark silence when he pleaded for better access to transplant organs for blacks. So when the American Medical Association formally apologized Thursday for more than a century of policies that excluded blacks from a group long considered the voice of American doctors, it was belated, but still welcome.
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.
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
Loss of nuclear receptor RXR in epidermal keratinocytes promotes the formation of Cdk4-activated inv
Loss of nuclear receptor RXR in epidermal keratinocytes promotes the formation of Cdk4-activated invasive melanomas
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection is a multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. Recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed was over eighty years old, the tunes represent the music and evoke the history and spirit of Virginia's Appalachian frontier. Many of the tunes have passed back into circulation during the fiddling revival of the later twentieth century. This online collectio
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)
A Debate about the Definition of 'Britishness'
As the composition of British society transforms with immigration and transnational identities, ideas about the notion of 'Britishness' are changing too. In the interest of a cohesive citizenry, must the UK return to 'core British values'? Or should Britain's identity change with its population? Should a British identity even exist? Sir Bernard Crick is emeritus professor of Birkbeck College and author of Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship, the basis for the UK citizenship exam
Title: statuette of sphinx
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual
Description: Sphinx statue of Tuthmosis IV, with front legs, beard and part of the face missing. Tuthmosis IV wears a nemes headdress pulled tight across the forehead and tied at the back, with a flap hanging at both sides; the nemes is surmounted by an uraeus, worn on the forehead. He wears a garment across the shoulders and front, left open at the chest. The cartouche of Tuthmosis IV is inscribed on the chest below the beard in hieroglyphs, facing to the right. The body of the sphinx i
Title: wooden jar containing honey
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre fo
Description: Wooden jar carved in the style of a glass or stone cosmetic jar. It has a small base, a globular shouldered body and a wide conical neck that splays out to form a rim. There are two vertical loop handles from the top of the shoulder.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 182
Title: funerary statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbu
Description: Elaborately painted wooden funerary statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, standing on a wooden base.
Ptah-Sokar-Osiris is depicted as a mummiform man and wears a blue and yellow striped nemes headdress and wesekh collar. The face is gilded with facial features painted in black and white. The ears are large and naturalistic. Gilded hands are clenched and crossed on the chest; bracelets are painted on both wrists in black. The body is brightly painted in red, blue, green, white a
Title: statuette of Duamutef, Son of Horus
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury C
Description: Painted wooden funerary statuette of the jackal-headed Duamutef, one of four Sons of Horus.
Duamutef is depicted mummiform and wears a blue and yellow striped nemes headdress and wesekh collar. The jackal-head is painted black with facial features in yellow. The front of the body is brightly painted in blue, green, white and yellow on a red background. The falcon-head of Re-Horakhty crowned with a solar disc and uraeus is depicted on both shoulders. Below is a multicolour
Title: limestone relief of soldiers
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre f
Description: Part of a painted limestone relief of a procession of Nubian soldiers running by the river, in six large fragments cemented together.
There is a band of wavy lines bearing traces of blue paint representing water across the top of the relief. Below are 11 soldiers shown from the head to the waist, each wearing a short curly wig and a kilt, carrying weapons (such as scimitars, spears and axes), shields and standards. The flesh of the soldiers is painted red. There is a row
Lunch Poems: Li-Young Lee
Li-Young Lee's collections of poems include The City in Which I Love You and Book of My Nights. In his poetry he explores a range of subjects, from his family's immigrant experiences to the haunting meditations of his most recent work. "His poems are made from his life with his life; his poems are earned. He dares to be simple. And he is surely among the finest young poets alive," writes the American Poetry Review. He lives in Illinois.
Title: hand-shaped clapper with the head of Hathor
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sai
Description: One of a pair of Egyptian clappers carved from ivory, in the form of a right hand and forearm. On the front of the clapper is an incised full-face depiction of the head of the goddess Hathor, with cow's ears protruding from a plaited wig and wearing a modius decorated with uraei. The fingers and thumb have a depression between and the nails are carved. There are three incised lines on the forearm at the front of the clapper. The clapper is rounded at the end and pierced with
The consequences of antisocial behavior in older male siblings for younger brothers and sisters
The contribution of younger male and female siblings’ conflict and involvement in deviant activities with their older brothers to younger siblings’ adolescent adjustment problems was examined in the context of parenting. Ineffective parenting during younger siblings’ childhood had no direct effects on adjustment, but facilitated their exposure to older brothers’ deviant peers and activities. The effect of sibling conflict on adjustment was mediated by younger siblings’ co-participation
Hand in the machine
Handwriting distributed by copying out by hand
Lecture 21 - 11/10/2010
Antarctic Village - Metisse Flag
By way of calling the Orta Antarctic expedition to an end, the artists staged the first in a series of symbolic football games, ‘Heads or Tails, Tails or Heads’. Meteorologists, paleontologists and geologists from the Marambio Antarctic Base joined the Orta team to play a symbolic ‘All Nation’ match. The Metisse Flag and the Antarctic football shirts, created by the artists make it difficult to identify the adversary. The front and back of the players' shirts are stitched together with d