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Topical, conceptual, and theoretical diversity in American sociological Sovietology

Description: Sociology has remained for years on the fringe of Sovietological pursuits, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Yet, few have made a serious effort to systematically examine sociological Sovietology. To partially compensate for such neglect, this study begins to explore the diversity of what sociology has studied and how it has gone about studying it.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Lackey, Chad
Partner: UNT Libraries

First Annual UNT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Ally Career and Resource Fair: Equality in the Workplace

Description: Poster for the 2015 UNT Student Portraits Symposium. This poster discusses equity in the workplace and the First Annual UNT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Ally (LGBTQIA) Career and Resource Fair.
Date: May 18, 2015
Creator: Davidson, Corey; Ferman, Amy; Foster, Jodi; Kirkwood, Gena; McCormick, Missy; McNamara, Sean et al.
Partner: University of North Texas

Social Justice Models for Campus Engagement [Keynote]

Description: Video of the keynote for the 2017 UNT Equity & Diversity Conference. In this video, Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the questions educators face when engaging in social justice. This video also contains an introduction of the speaker by Shani Barrax Moore and video presentation introduced by Dr. Jacqueline Vickery of a student video project arguing for the need for diversity in faculty and staff.
Date: February 23, 2017
Creator: Harris-Perry, Melissa; Moore, Shani & Vickery, Jacqueline
Partner: UNT Libraries

2018 UNT Equity and Diversity Conference - Opening Statements

Description: This video contains opening remarks for the 2018 University of North Texas Equity and Diversity Conference. Joanne Woodard, Vice President of the Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity, along with Shani Barrax-Moore, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, introduce the conference and welcome the conference attendees. Presented by sponsor GCC Enterprises, UNT Housing and Residence Life receives the award for Inclusive Excellence.
Date: February 22, 2018
Creator: Woodard, Joanne & Barrax Moore, Shani
Partner: University of North Texas

2017 UNT Equity and Diversity Conference – Melissa Harris Perry (Keynote, Senate Room Panel)

Description: This video contains an invitation-only panel discussion, wherein Melissa Harris Perry fields questions from the audience on a variety of topics pertaining to the conference theme of social action, collective power, coalition building, identity, intersectionality, journalism, media, academia, and activism.
Date: February 23, 2017
Creator: Harris-Perry, Melissa
Partner: University of North Texas

Cultural Diversity and Team Performance: Testing for Social Loafing Effects

Description: The concept of social loafing is important with regard to organizational effectiveness particularly as organizations are relying on teams as a means to drive productivity. The composition of those teams is likely to reflect the current movement of racial and ethnic minorities in the work place. The primary purpose of this research was to determine the role cultural diversity plays in enhancing performance and thereby eliminating social loafing. The research study is significant because 1) it is among the first to use culturally diverse work groups while examining the social loafing phenomenon, and 2) the groups were intact project teams, rather than ad-hoc groups commonly found in social loafing experiments. It was anticipated that the members of culturally homogeneous groups would engage in social loafing when their individual efforts were "buried." However, subjects in both culturally diverse and culturally homogeneous groups resisted social loafing behaviors. Additional statistical analysis revealed that as group orientation increased, performance levels increased as well. Group orientation, then, appears to be a more powerful determinant of performance than group composition. It is expected that the time these groups had together and the performance feedback opportunities provided them, prior to the experiment, contributed significantly to these results. Future research suggestions were made that could help establish a causal relationship.
Date: May 1997
Creator: Heller, Deanna M. (Deanna Marcell)
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Examination of How 4-8 Preservice Teachers Understand and Implement Multicultural Concepts

Description: Preparing teachers to teach in the diverse classroom has become one of the most important goals for universities and teacher training programs. The main purposes of this study included to examine what type of multicultural concepts were taught preservice teachers who sought certification in Grades 4-8 and how these preservice teachers understood and implemented multicultural concepts in their educational portfolios and coursework, field experiences, and student teaching. The population of the study consisted of 53 undergraduate, preservice teachers enrolled in the last two years of a 4-8 teacher certification program. A modified grounded theory methodology and interpretive approach was used in the analysis of the course syllabi, required readings and student coursework. The study found that this particular program exposed the preservice teachers to a significant number of multicultural concepts in preparation for teaching in the ethnically diverse schools in the area. In addition, the study looked at which of Grant and Sleeter's five multicultural approaches were found most often in the course syllabi and required readings, as well as the preservice teachers' portfolio artifacts, key assessments, and reflective writing samples. The research found the majority of the course syllabi and assigned readings covered concepts in the human relations and multicultural education approaches. The majority of the preservice teachers in this study identified most often with the multicultural education approach, although all five multicultural approaches were found in various portfolio artifacts, key assessments, and reflective writing samples. The study further indicates it was a combination of the multicultural courses, the field experiences, the student teaching, and the preservice teachers' adaptability to ethnic diversity that helped the preservice teachers experience successful opportunities with the students. The adaptability of the preservice teachers in the study also appears to match recent research that suggests that university students in general may be growing more ...
Date: May 2013
Creator: Schellen, Julie K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Biosafety Protocol for Genetically Modified Organisms: Overview

Description: The Biosafety Protocol to the 1992 Convention on biological Diversity, adopted in early 2000, addresses the safe handling, transfer, and trade of biological organisms. The Protocol sets forth procedures and rules concerning trade in biological products, including genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have engendered controversy, especially when they are used as agricultural crops. These rules are of key importance to U.S. economic interests in agriculture as well as those dealing in other genetically modified organisms. This report provides a brief summary of the key provisions of the Protocol and the major issues associated with them.
Date: July 5, 2000
Creator: Segarra, Alejandro E
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Access Granted: Building Bridges to Inclusion

Description: Program for the 2018 UNT Equity & Diversity Conference. This year's theme "Access Granted: Building Bridges to Inclusion" features speakers and presenters related to topics such as coalition building, faith/belief systems and non-faith tradition, Minority Serving Institution(MSI), gender identity and expression, citizenship and immigration, organizational change, and leadership and mentoring.
Date: February 22, 2018
Creator: University of North Texas. Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
Partner: University of North Texas

It's not too Late for the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja): High Levels of Genetic Diversity and Differentiation Can Fuel Conservation Programs

Description: Article on the harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) and how high levels of genetic diversity and differentiation can fuel conservation programs.
Date: October 5, 2009
Creator: Lerner, Heather R. L.; Johnson, Jeff A.; Lindsay, Alec R.; Kiff, Lloyd F. & Mindell, David P.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Pyrimidine Salvage Enzymes in Microorganisms: Labyrinths of Enzymatic Diversity

Description: Pyrimidine salvage pathways are essential to all cells. They provide a balance of RNA synthesis with the biosynthetic pathway in pyrimidine prototrophs and supply all the pyrimidine requirements in auxotrophs. While the pyrimidine biosynthetic pathway is found in almost all organisms and is nearly identical throughout nature, the salvage pathway often differs from species to species, with aspects of salvage seen in every organism. Thus significant taxonomic value may be ascribed to the salvage pathway. The pyrimidine salvage pathways were studied in 55 microorganisms. Nine different salvage motifs, grouped I-IX, were identified in this study based on the presence of different combinations of the following enzymes: cytidine deaminase (Cdd), cytosine deaminase (Cod), uridine phosphorylase (Udp), uracil phosphoribosyltransferase (Upp), uridine hydrolase (Udh), nucleoside hydrolase (Nuh), uridine/cytidine kinase (Udk), 5'-nucleotidase and CMP kinase (Cmk).
Date: December 1995
Creator: Beck, Debrah A. (Debrah Ann)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Psychological Diversity Climate and Its Effects: the Role of Organizational Identification

Description: Organizations have begun to focus heavily on diversity. As a result, organizations spend time and resources creating diversity policies and investing extensively in diversity training programs. While an abundance of research exists on demographic diversity, research has just begun to incorporate employees’ perceptions of diversity as an influential factor affecting organizationally relevant employee outcomes. Employees are a crucial reference in understanding whether organizations benefit from engaging in such actions. The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of diversity climate on employees’ organizational identification. Furthermore, I investigate how organizational identification mediates the relationship between diversity climate perceptions and outcomes including turnover intentions, job satisfaction, and organizational citizenship behavior. I refine our understanding by identifying personal characteristics that influence the diversity climate (PDC) – organizational identification (OID) relationship. This research offers several contributions to management literature and scholars as well as practitioners. First this study empirically examines the relationship between PDC and OID. This connection is important as it identifies the psychological mechanism linking PDC to subsequent outcomes as well as showing how positive climate perception can influence an employee’s sense of belonging. The second contribution is the in-depth identification of personal characteristics and their role in this relationship specifically, demographics, values, and attachment to demographic category. Individuals will differ in their beliefs and thus their attachment based on climate perceptions. Finally, this study links diversity climate to organizationally relevant outcomes through organizational identification.
Date: December 2013
Creator: Cole, Brooklyn M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Cultural Competency in the Learning Environment: Promoting the Development of Diversity Training for Pre-Service Educators

Description: Poster presentation for the 2011 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on cultural competency in learning environments and promoting the development of diversity training for pre-service educators.
Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Tolle, Kendal & Smith, Kenneth Scott, 1976-
Partner: UNT Honors College

The Role and Functions of Diversity Affairs Centers' Chief Personnel Officers at Public Universities in Texas

Description: The problem of this study concerns the role and functions of diversity affairs centers' chief personnel officers at public universities in Texas. Because of the political and evolving nature of diversity affairs offices, it is important to understand the functions and types of services these centers provide with respect to institutional goals, missions, and student retention at public universities in Texas.
Date: May 1998
Creator: David, John Seh
Partner: UNT Libraries

Cycles in fossil diversity

Description: It is well-known that the diversity of life appears to fluctuate during the course the Phanerozoic, the eon during which hard shells and skeletons left abundant fossils (0-542 Ma). Using Sepkoski's compendium of the first and last stratigraphic appearances of 36380 marine genera, we report a strong 62 {+-} 3 Myr cycle, which is particularly strong in the shorter-lived genera. The five great extinctions enumerated by Raup and Sepkoski may be an aspect of this cycle. Because of the high statistical significance, we also consider contributing environmental factors and possible causes.
Date: October 20, 2004
Creator: Rohde, Robert A. & Muller, Richard A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A QUICK KEY TO THE SUBFAMILIES AND GENERA OF ANTS OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, AIKEN, SC

Description: This taxonomic key was devised to support development of a Rapid Bioassessment Protocol using ants at the Savannah River Site. The emphasis is on ''rapid'' and, because the available keys contained a large number of genera not known to occur at the Savannah River Site, we found that the available keys were unwieldy. Because these keys contained more genera than we would likely encounter and because this larger number of genera required both more couplets in the key and often required examination of characters that are difficult to assess without higher magnifications (60X or higher) more time was required to process samples. In developing this set of keys I recognize that the character sets used may lead to some errors but I believe that the error rate will be small and, for the purpose of rapid bioassessment, this error rate will be acceptable provided that overall sample sizes are adequate. Oliver and Beattie (1996a, 1996b) found that for rapid assessment of biodiversity the same results were found when identifications were done to morphospecies by people with minimal expertise as when the same data sets were identified by subject matter experts. Basset et al. (2004) concluded that it was not as important to correctly identify all species as it was to be sure that the study included as many functional groups as possible. If your study requires high levels of accuracy, it is highly recommended that when you key out a specimen and have any doubts concerning the identification, you should refer to keys in Bolton (1994) or to the other keys used to develop this area specific taxonomic key.
Date: October 4, 2006
Creator: Martin, D
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department