Competency-Based Approach for Curriculum Development in Digital Curation

Competency-Based Approach for Curriculum Development in Digital Curation

Date: January 24, 2014
Creator: Kim, Jeonghyun & Moen, William E.
Description: Presentation for the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference. This presentation discusses a competency-based approach for curriculum development in digital curation.
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Temporally Correct Algorithms for Transaction Concurrency Control in Distributed Databases

Temporally Correct Algorithms for Transaction Concurrency Control in Distributed Databases

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Date: May 2001
Creator: Tuck, Terry W.
Description: Many activities are comprised of temporally dependent events that must be executed in a specific chronological order. Supportive software applications must preserve these temporal dependencies. Whenever the processing of this type of an application includes transactions submitted to a database that is shared with other such applications, the transaction concurrency control mechanisms within the database must also preserve the temporal dependencies. A basis for preserving temporal dependencies is established by using (within the applications and databases) real-time timestamps to identify and order events and transactions. The use of optimistic approaches to transaction concurrency control can be undesirable in such situations, as they allow incorrect results for database read operations. Although the incorrectness is detected prior to transaction committal and the corresponding transaction(s) restarted, the impact on the application or entity that submitted the transaction can be too costly. Three transaction concurrency control algorithms are proposed in this dissertation. These algorithms are based on timestamp ordering, and are designed to preserve temporal dependencies existing among data-dependent transactions. The algorithms produce execution schedules that are equivalent to temporally ordered serial schedules, where the temporal order is established by the transactions' start times. The algorithms provide this equivalence while supporting currency to the ...
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Teen ages: Youth market romance in Hollywood teen films of the 1980s and 1990s

Teen ages: Youth market romance in Hollywood teen films of the 1980s and 1990s

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Date: May 2001
Creator: Murphy, Caryn E.
Description: This thesis examines the differences between teen romantic comedy films marketed to Generation X teenagers in the 1980s and Generation Y teenagers in the 1990s, focusing on the presentation of gender roles, consumptive behavior, and family. The 1980s films are discussed within the social context of the Reagan era and the conservatism of the New Right. The 1990s films are examined as continuing a conservative sensibility, but they additionally posit consumption as instrumental to achieving an idealized romance. Romantic comedy is traditionally a conservative genre, but these films illustrate female liberation through consumption. The source of difference between the cycles of teen romantic comedy is attributed to the media's attempt to position Generation Y teenagers as ideal consumers.
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Older Poor Parents who Lost an Adult Child to AIDS in Togo, West Africa: A Qualitative Study

Older Poor Parents who Lost an Adult Child to AIDS in Togo, West Africa: A Qualitative Study

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Date: January 2007
Creator: Moore, Ami R.
Description: Article on a qualitative study exploring older poor parents who lost an adult child to AIDS in Togo, West Africa.
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A Collapsing Result Using the Axiom of Determinancy and the Theory of Possible Cofinalities

A Collapsing Result Using the Axiom of Determinancy and the Theory of Possible Cofinalities

Date: May 2001
Creator: May, Russell J.
Description: Assuming the axiom of determinacy, we give a new proof of the strong partition relation on ω1. Further, we present a streamlined proof that J<λ+(a) (the ideal of sets which force cof Π α < λ) is generated from J<λ+(a) by adding a singleton. Combining these results with a polarized partition relation on ω1
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Predicting Solubility of Anthracene in Non-aqueous Solvent Mixtures Using a Combination of Jouyban-Acree and Abraham Models

Predicting Solubility of Anthracene in Non-aqueous Solvent Mixtures Using a Combination of Jouyban-Acree and Abraham Models

Date: August 1, 2006
Creator: Jouyban, Abolghasem; Khoubnasabjafari, Maryam & Acree, William E. (William Eugene)
Description: Article on predicting the solubility of anthracene in non-aqueous solvent mixtures using a combination of Jouyban-Acree and Abraham models.
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Isolation and analysis of cotton genomic clones encompassing a fatty acid desaturase (FAD2) gene

Isolation and analysis of cotton genomic clones encompassing a fatty acid desaturase (FAD2) gene

Date: May 2001
Creator: Kongcharoensuntorn, Wisatre
Description: Polyunsaturated fatty acids are major structural components of plant chloroplast and endoplasmic reticulum membranes. Two fatty acid desaturases (designated FAD2 and FAD3) desaturate 75% of the fatty acids in the endoplasmic reticulum. The w -6 fatty acid desaturase (FAD2) may be responsible for cold acclimation response, since polyunsaturated phospholipids are important in helping maintain plant viability at lowered temperatures. To study regulation of FAD2 gene expression in cotton, a FAD2 gene was isolated from two genomic libraries using an Arabidopsis FAD2 hybridization probe and a cotton FAD2 5¢ -flanking region gene-specific probe, respectively. A cotton FAD2 gene was found to be in two overlapping genomic clones by physical mapping and DNA sequencing. The cloned DNA fragments are identical in size to cotton FAD2 genomic DNA fragments shown by genomic blot hybridization. The cotton FAD2 coding region has 1,155 bp with no introns and would encode a putative polypeptide of 384 amino acids. The cotton FAD2 enzyme has a high identity of 75% with other plant FAD2 enzymes. The enzyme has three histidine-rich motifs that are conserved in all plant membrane desaturases. These histidine boxes may be the iron-binding domains for reduction of oxygen during desaturation. To confirm that this FAD2 ...
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Autobiographical Memories for Very Negative Events: The Effects of Thinking about and Rating Memories

Autobiographical Memories for Very Negative Events: The Effects of Thinking about and Rating Memories

Date: February 1, 2010
Creator: Rubin, David C.; Boals, Adriel & Klein, Kitty
Description: Article on autobiographical memories for very negative events and the effects of thinking about and rating memories.
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The Transcriptional Regulator AlgR Controls Cyanide Production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

The Transcriptional Regulator AlgR Controls Cyanide Production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Date: October 2004
Creator: Carterson, Alexander J.; Morici, Lisa A.; Jackson, Debra W.; Frisk, Anders; Lizewski, Stephen E.; Jupiter, Ryan et al.
Description: Article on the transcriptional regulator AlgR controlling cyanide production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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Disclosure of Children's Positive Serostatus to Family and Nonfamily Members: Informal Caregivers in Togo, West Africa

Disclosure of Children's Positive Serostatus to Family and Nonfamily Members: Informal Caregivers in Togo, West Africa

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Moore, Ami R. & Williamson, David Allen
Description: Article on the disclosure of children's positive serostatus to family and nonfamily members.
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Spatial Mapping of Lipids at Cellular Resolution in Embryos of Cotton

Spatial Mapping of Lipids at Cellular Resolution in Embryos of Cotton

Date: February 2012
Creator: Horn, Patrick J.; Korte, Andrew R.; Neogi, Purnima B.; Love, Ebony; Fuchs, Johannes; Strupat, Kerstin et al.
Description: Article on the spatial mapping of lipids at cellular resolution in embryos of cotton.
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Changes in Cell Wall Carbohydrate Extractability are Correlated with Reduced Recalcitrance of HCT Downregulated Alfalfa Biomass

Changes in Cell Wall Carbohydrate Extractability are Correlated with Reduced Recalcitrance of HCT Downregulated Alfalfa Biomass

Date: August 2012
Creator: Pattathil, Sivakumar; Saffold, Trina; Gallego-Giraldo, Lina; O'Neill, Malcolm; York, William S.; Dixon, R. A. et al.
Description: Article on changes in cell wall carbohydrate extractability and how these are correlated with reduced recalcitrance of hydroxycinnamoyl transferase (HCT) downregulated alfalfa biomass.
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Unique applications of cultured neuronal networks in pharmacology, toxicology, and basic neuroscience

Unique applications of cultured neuronal networks in pharmacology, toxicology, and basic neuroscience

Date: May 2001
Creator: Keefer, Edward W.
Description: This dissertation research explored the capabilities of neuronal networks grown on substrate integrated microelectrode arrays in vitro with emphasis on utilizing such preparations in three specific application domains: pharmacology and drug development, biosensors and neurotoxicology, and the study of burst and synaptic mechanisms. Chapter 1 details the testing of seven novel AChE inhibitors, demonstrating that neuronal networks rapidly detect small molecular differences in closely related compounds, and reveal information about their probable physiological effects that are not attainable through biochemical characterization alone. Chapter 2 shows how neuronal networks may be used to classify and characterize an unknown compound. The compound, trimethylol propane phosphate (TMPP) elicited changes in network activity that resembled those induced by bicuculline, a known epileptogenic. Further work determined that TMPP produces its effects on network activity through a competitive inhibition of the GABAA receptor. This demonstrates that neuronal networks can provide rapid, reliable warning of the presence of toxic substances, and from the manner in which the spontaneous activity changes provide information on the class of compound present and its potential physiological effects. Additional simple pharmacological tests can provide valuable information on primary mechanisms involved in the altered neuronal network responses. Chapter 3 explores the effects produced ...
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Open Access Publishing Fees: Responses, Strategies and Emerging Trends

Open Access Publishing Fees: Responses, Strategies and Emerging Trends

Date: March 21, 2014
Creator: Waugh, Laura
Description: Presentation for the 2014 SWALL Annual Meeting. This presentation discusses open access, publishing fees, article processing charges, and research on campus open access funds.
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Village Characteristics and Health of Rural Chinese Older Adults: Examining the CHARLS Pilot Study of a Rich and Poor Province

Village Characteristics and Health of Rural Chinese Older Adults: Examining the CHARLS Pilot Study of a Rich and Poor Province

Date: December 2013
Creator: Yeatts, Dale E., 1952-; Pei, Xiaomei; Cready, Cynthia M.; Shen, Yuying; Luo, Hao & Tan, Junxin
Description: Article on the village characteristics and health of rural Chinese older adults and an examination of the CHARLS pilot study of a rich and poor province.
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Monolignol Biosynthesis and its Genetic Manipulation: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Monolignol Biosynthesis and its Genetic Manipulation: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Date: 2013
Creator: Dixon, R. A.; Reddy, M. S. Srinivasa & Gallego-Giraldo, Lina
Description: Book chapter manuscript on monolignol biosynthesis and its genetic manipulation.
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On-Off Switches for Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis

On-Off Switches for Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis

Date: March 2012
Creator: Wang, Huan-Zhong & Dixon, R. A.
Description: Article discussing on-off switches for secondary cell wall biosynthesis.
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Language Policy, Protest and Rebellion

Language Policy, Protest and Rebellion

Date: May 2001
Creator: Lunsford, Sharon
Description: The hypothesis that language discrimination contributes to protest and/or rebellion is tested. Constitutional language policy regarding administrative/judicial, educational and other matters is measured on three separate scales developed for this study; the status of each minority group's language under its country's policy is measured by another set of scales. Protest and rebellion variables are taken from Gurr's Minorities at Risk study. Findings include an indication that group language status contributes positively to protest and rebellion until a language attains moderate recognition by the government, at which point status develops a negative relationship with protest and rebellion, and an indication that countries with wider internal variations in their treatment of language groups experience higher levels of protest and rebellion on the part of minority groups.
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Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: February 5, 2014
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report provides background information and potential issues for Congress on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), a relatively inexpensive Navy surface combatant equipped with modular "plug-and-fight" mission packages for countering mines, small boats, and diesel-electric submarines, particularly in littoral (i.e., near-shore) waters.
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The Specialty Metal Clause: Oversight Issues and Options for Congress

The Specialty Metal Clause: Oversight Issues and Options for Congress

Date: February 6, 2014
Creator: Bailey Grasso, Valerie
Description: This report examines the specialty metal clause, potential oversight issues, and options for Congress.
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International Law and Agreements: Their Effect upon U.S. Law

International Law and Agreements: Their Effect upon U.S. Law

Date: January 23, 2014
Creator: Garcia, Michael John
Description: This report provides an introduction to the roles that international law and agreements play in the United States. The report discusses forms of international agreements and the effects of international agreements on U.S. law.
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The Lacey Act: Protecting the Environment by Restricting Trade

The Lacey Act: Protecting the Environment by Restricting Trade

Date: January 14, 2014
Creator: Alexander, Kristina
Description: This report looks at the history and applications of the Lacey Act, which allows the U.S. to enforce the laws of other countries.
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The Budget Control Act, Sequestration, and the Foreign Affairs Budget: Background and Possible Impacts

The Budget Control Act, Sequestration, and the Foreign Affairs Budget: Background and Possible Impacts

Date: December 20, 2013
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Description: This report discusses sequestration and the foreign affairs (150) budget function, and presents FY2013 estimates by account.
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Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations

Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: January 30, 2014
Creator: Blanchard, Christopher M.
Description: This report presents an overview of Qatar's history and recent economic and political developments. The report discusses U.S. relations with Qatar, U.S. military cooperation and foreign assistance, political reform and elections, as well as human rights and social issues.
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