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  1. Sistema de información en la banca universal venezolana

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    Nora Belloso

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas de información en la banca universal venezolana surgen para apoyar la toma de decisiones y disminuir el riesgo crediticio. En este sentido se plantea como objetivo: determinar el impacto que los sistemas tienen en la gerencia operativa de la banca universal en Maracaibo-Venezuela. La investigación es de tipo descriptiva y de campo. Para obtener la data se aplicó un instrumento a 30 gerentes de la cartera de crédito de los bancos seleccionados, dando por resultado lo siguiente: a Los sistemas de información de análisis de crédito (SIAC se caracterizan por su flexibilidad, rapidez en el suministro de información, facilidad en el manejo de datos; así como la capacidad para responder a los requerimientos competitivos de un mercado global y clientes exigentes; b Los gerentes perciben el funcionamiento del SIAC como adecuado, confiable, actualizado y eficiente, lo cual facilita la toma de decisiones y el control del riesgo crediticio. Se concluye que estas instituciones financieras realizan grandes inversiones en tecnología de información, generando sistemas que impactan positivamente a la gerencia operativa, por su utilidad en la toma de decisiones, satisfacción de sus necesidades informacionales y apoyo a la gestión.

  2. Implicaciones de la política económica en el riesgo asociado a la banca comercial y universal venezolana. Período 1998-2002

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    Antonio Soto

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo se centra en determinar el impacto de las políticas económicas en el riesgo asociado a la banca comercial y universal venezolana durante el período 1998-2002, específicamente en lo referente al riesgo de liquidez, sectorial y cambiario. A través de una investigación de tipo descriptivo-observacional, los resultados revelan que este importante segmento del sector financiero presentó una exposición al riesgo sectorial; mientras que los riesgos de liquidez y cambiario fueron controlados dada la efectividad de la política económica.

  3. Banca pública venezolana: reconfiguración del mapa de financiación al desarrollo nacional

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    Marianela Acuña Ortigoza

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante el período 2000-2011 se producen en Venezuela cambios institucionales que posibilitan la reconfiguración del mapa de financiación al desarrollo nacional. El nuevo marco constitucional, surgido de la aprobación de la Constitución de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela de 1999, los lineamientos establecidos en los Planes de la Nación 2001-2007 y 2007-2013, y la manifestación de contradicciones entre la práctica financiera y los objetivos de política pública, se constituirán en el curso del período, en condicionantes permanentes de las transformaciones institucionales del sistema financiero. El objetivo de esta investigación es explicar los cambios institucionales que se han producido en la banca pública venezolana y los resultados alcanzados en relación a los objetivos de la política económica. Mediante una investigación documental con diseño bibliográfico, se explica la experiencia venezolana de transformación de la banca pública y la política pública definida para producir esos cambios, considerando el uso de la capacidad de apalancamiento del sistema financiero como elemento de democratización financiera y dinamizador del desarrollo nacional. Los resultados de la investigación permiten concluir que durante el período 2000-2011 la política económica venezolana persigue modificar los rasgos distintivos del sistema financiero venezolano, y en particular del sector bancario público, y profundizar las transformaciones gradualmente producidas en el sector, de acuerdo a los objetivos de democratización del capital, incremento de la participación del Estado en la actividad financiera y redireccionamiento de la actividad bancaria a los propósitos del desarrollo nacional.

  4. Ética y socialización en la banca pública venezolana

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    José Javier García

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación tiene como finalidad analizar la ética y la socialización en la banca pública. Se desarrollaron dos categorías como lo son ética y la socialización en la banca pública. El basamento teórico plantea que una sociedad sin ética y valores no puede evolucionar en un entorno globalizado como el actual. Asimismo, la ética es la exigencia moral y, en el ámbito empresarial, se caracteriza porque la buena intención personal no es suficiente cuando se tienen que tomar decisiones en las que entran en juego las decisiones de otros individuos según la lógica de una empresa guiada por el mecanismo del mercado y del lucro. En este sentido, la socialización es la transmisión de cultura, la inserción social que introduce al individuo en el grupo convirtiéndolo en un miembro colectivo que respete las normas internas de la institución y de la convivencia. Esta investigación se desarrolló bajo una metodología descriptiva, cualitativa, no experimental, utilizando un enfoque interpretativo, con el objetivo de que cada empleado se apegue a las normas internas de estas organizaciones bancarias, que su conducta sea ética, ya que esta constituye una de las bases fundamentales para garantizar el éxito del proyecto de socialización en la banca pública. Palabras clave: Ética; socialización; valores; exigencia moral.Ethics and socialization in the venezuelan public bankingAbstractThe purpose of this investigational work is to analyze the ethics, and socialization in the public banking. Two categories were developed such as ethics and socialization in public banks, the theoretical basement poses that a society lacking ethics and principles cannot progress in a globalized environment such as the actual one. Also, ethics is the primary social demand, which at a business level; it should be assumed that “noble intentions” are not enough when there are decisions to make in which there are other individual’s decisions to

  5. La fusión bancaria en Venezuela. Importancia de las TIC en la banca universal y microfinanciera nacional

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    Flor Villalobos de Bastidas

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Con la entrada en vigencia de la Ley de Instituciones del Sector Bancario en el año 2010, se prevé que se produzcan transformaciones y fusiones de bancos bajo los modelos de banca universal, por la cual se realizan todas las operaciones de intermediación financiera y sus servicios conexos y de banca microfinanciera cuyo objeto principal es fomentar, financiar y promover las actividades de producción de bienes y servicios de las pequeñas empresas industriales y comerciales, de los microempresarios y microempresas y de la economía popular alternativa. En tal sentido, el objetivo del presente artículo es el anlisis de la fusión en las entidades bancarias venezolanas y la importancia de las tecnologías de la información y comunicación (TIC como recurso que dinamiza el proceso de fusión así como su relevante aplicación en la banca universal y microfinanciera. En cuanto a la metodología se revisaron fuentes documentales y electrónicas, realizndose una investigación descriptiva y cualitativa de la actualidad bancaria venezolana. Los resultados permiten afirmar que la fusión bancaria en Venezuela es un proceso regulado por el Estado, en el cual intervienen los recursos tecnológicos tanto como factor que dinamiza el proceso de fusión como de herramientas estratégicas para la fluidez de las operaciones de intermediación financiera. Como conclusiones se señala que en los nuevos escenarios de la banca venezolana se despliegan las innovaciones tecnológicas como instrumentos que generan nuevas opciones de negocios y que su aplicación constituye desafío del sector bancario venezolano para ofrecer a los usuarios un amplio catlogo de productos y servicios financieros, realizadas hoy día con flexibilidad, agilidad y la comodidad que demanda la sociedad actual.

  6. Estrategias de lealtad de clientes en la banca universal

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    María Virginia Baptista

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación parte de los resultados obtenidos en el estudio previo sobre segmentación de lealtad de clientes de la banca universal en el municipio Libertador del estado de Mérida (Venezuela, considerando las dimensiones de satisfacción y compromiso. El objetivo principal es proponer estrategias dirigidas a incrementar los niveles de satisfacción y compromiso en cada segmento identificado en dicho estudio. A través de la investigación cuantitativa apoyada en el análisis estadístico correlacional se analizan los atributos que los usuarios consideraron más importantes y que al mismo tiempo no valoraron satisfacto- riamente; asimismo, se identifican las fallas del servicio en estos atributos, elementos del compromiso que tuviesen baja presencia y las correlaciones moderadas positivas entre satisfacción y compromiso. Todo esto permite proponer estrategias en el contexto del marketing relacional que pueden ser adoptadas por la banca para mejorar la lealtad de sus clientes.

  7. Estrategias de lealtad de clientes en la banca universal

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    María Virginia Baptista

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación parte de los resultados obtenidos en el estudio previo sobre segmentación de lealtad de clientes de la banca universal en el municipio Libertador del estado de Mérida (Venezuela, considerando las dimensiones de satisfacción y compromiso. El objetivo principal es proponer estrategias dirigidas a incrementar los niveles de satisfacción y compromiso en cada segmento identificado en dicho estudio. A través de la investigación cuantitativa apoyada en el análisis estadístico correlacional se analizan los atributos que los usuarios consideraron más importantes y que al mismo tiempo no valoraron satisfactoriamente; asimismo, se identifican las fallas del servicio en estos atributos, elementos del compromiso que tuviesen baja presencia y las correlaciones moderadas positivas entre satisfacción y compromiso. Todo esto permite proponer estrategias en el contexto del marketing relacional que pueden ser adoptadas por la banca para mejorar la lealtad de sus clientes.

  8. Propuesta de cambio para el desarrollo de una organización inteligente verde de TI Bancaria, basada en redes inteligentes ecológicas, banca móvil y ética organizacional para la Banca Universal

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    Carlos A. Fernández Bravo

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación presenta una propuesta de cambio para el desarrollo de una organización inteligente verde de TI Bancaria, basada en redes inteligentes ecológicas, banca móvil y ética organizacional para la Banca Universal. La metodología es de tipo exploratoria y a su vez descriptiva. Se concluye que la Banca Universal debe asegurar la participación activa del sector financiero con los gobiernos y las organizaciones no gubernamentales para desarrollar y perfeccionar las leyes y los estándares ambientales tanto en leyes nacionales como en acuerdos internacionales. Así mismo, promover el desarrollo de iniciativas voluntarias que incluyan aspectos sociales, ambientales y económicos del desarrollo sostenible y que tengan por objetivo fundamental mejorar la calidad de vida. Se plantean lineamientos estratégicos que enfatizan la necesidad de una adecuada gestión de tecnología de información y comunicación, para integrar a las estrategias ecológicas, sustentadas en ética y herramientas verdes que proporcionen vida a la humanidad

  9. Condiciones de trabajo y salud de una universidad venezolana Work and health conditions at a Venezuelan university

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    Maritza Rojas-Martini

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Identificar los procesos peligrosos a los que están expuestos los trabajadores de una universidad venezolana como consecuencia de sus actividades laborales. Material y métodos. Se realizó un diagnóstico de las condiciones de exposición laboral de los trabajadores de una universidad venezolana (UN, de sus potenciales procesos peligrosos (PP y de sus causas, mediante un estudio de corte transversal, efectuado en 1999. Se estudiaron 90 trabajadores de uno u otro sexo, pertenecientes a 24 áreas clasificadas como críticas por las autoridades de la UN. Se aplicaron una encuesta de área y una personal. En ésta, se investigaron características demográficas, historia clínica ocupacional, procesos peligrosos ocupacionales, uso de equipos de protección personal (EPP, conocimiento de riesgos laborales y hábitos. Se practicaron exámenes clínico-toxicológicos, entre otros. Se identificaron los principales PP químicos, físicos, biológicos, mecánicos, ergonómicos y psicosociales y el grado de riesgo (GR por cada área. Se aplicaron medidas de tendencia central y de dispersión, así como también medidas de asociación y significancia estadística, pertinentes a cada caso. Resultados. Se obtuvo una correlación positiva, significativa entre la antigüedad en la UN y el número de signos y síntomas referidos por los trabajadores, pero no entre estos últimos y la edad o el sexo. Los síntomas en su mayoría resultaron no específicos. Conclusiones. En la UN se presentan variados procesos potencialmente peligrosos en las diferentes áreas laborales debido a las características inherentes a su misión. Se hacen las recomendaciones pertinentes para instaurar programas que den prioridad a las acciones preventivas, que lleven registros adecuados sobre siniestralidad laboral, morbilidad y mortalidad, y que permitan la detección temprana de enfermedades y accidentes ocupacionales.Objective. To identify occupational exposure to hazards

  10. LA BANCA EN LA SOMBRA

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    Giudice Baca, Víctor Manuel

    2016-01-01

    La Banca en la Sombra es un sector financiero emergente con grandes fondos que compiten con el Sistema Bancario, tales como AFPs, Cooperativas, Banca de Consumo, Tarjetas de Crédito de Consumo, Sociedades Agentes de Bolsa (SAB), Fondos Mutuos, Cajas Municipales de Crédito, CRACs y; en los países desarrollados, grandes consultoras devenidas en fuentes de financiamiento y emisión de valores. La Banca en la Sombra de Estados Unidos ya posee un 36% de los activos totales del Sistema Bancario y en...

  11. EL MARGEN Y LOS COSTOS PARA LA BANCA VENEZOLANA (1986 y 2000

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    Daniel Lahoud

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Este modelo es un enfoque de análisis heterodoxo que permite descifrar diversas distorsiones que se viven en el mercado bancario venezolano desde 1986 hasta 2000. En dicho período se estableció un elevado diferencial entre las tasas pasivas y activas, el estudio intenta explicar por medio de indicadores financieros el origen de ese problema, en parte causado por la ineficiencia gerencial de la gerencia bancaria, en parte por la cultura de sus clientes y en último, no menos importante en las prácticas políticas del banco central.

  12. Educación online como modelo de innovación disruptiva en gestión de conocimiento de las universidades Venezolanas - Online education as a disruptive innovation In Venezuelan universities knowledge management model

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    Rafael Gerardo Páez

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Son estudiados los factores que inciden para que la educación online se haya posicionado, a partir de la última década del siglo XX, como uno de los métodos más eficientes de difusión masiva de conocimientos. Los avances evolutivos de las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación han permitido que ésta sea actualmente la modalidad de instrucción a distancia con mayor índice de participación y masificación, a menor costo para los participantes. La metodología aplicada en esta investigación conllevó a analizar los antecedentes y funcionamiento de este sistema de enseñanza-aprendizaje, contrastándose ventajas y desventajas respecto a los procedimientos de gestión de conocimiento presenciales aplicados tradicionalmente en las instituciones universitarias venezolanas. Como conclusión se establece que las plataformas online abiertas, gratuitas, masivas y sin ningún tipo de discriminación o restricciones, determinan el cambio de paradigma que signará a la educación universitaria en un futuro inmediato; caracterizados por la impartición de cursos semi-presenciales o totalmente a distancia con el uso de medios digitales. Entre los resultados obtenidos se establece que los programas de formación en las instituciones de educación superior que emplean internet para la difusión de saberes, constituyen un modelo de innovación disruptiva que a corto o mediano plazo imperará en los sistemas de enseñanza universitaria de Venezuela. El presente artículo está enmarcado en la línea de Investigación denominada: Innovación Tecnológica como Proceso y sub línea de investigación: Asimilación y Dominio Tecnológico; del Postgrado de Gestión de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales de la Universidad Central de Venezuela Abstract The factors that have led to the on-line education to be positioned as one of the most efficient methods of knowledge dissemination, since the last decade of the

  13. Las microempresas venezolanas en los noventa

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    Carlos Eduardo López C.; Haydée Ochoa Henríquez

    2004-01-01

    Este trabajo explora el apoyo de las gobernaciones venezolanas a las microempresas durante los años noventa, desde los inicios de la reestructuración económica y la descentralización. Se encontró: 1) clara tendencia de subordinación de las micro a las empresas de mayor tamaño, 2) apoyo financiero, técnico y comercial a las microempresas, como parte de un Plan Nacional de Enfrentamiento a la Pobreza, 3) inserción de las gobernaciones en este Plan a través de la descentralización y de acciones ...

  14. El delincuente en la literatura testimonial venezolana

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    Hernández, Argenis Monroy

    2013-01-01

    En este artículo se analiza cómo la literatura testimonial venezolana de los años 70 escrita por delincuentes, construye modelos alternativos de ciudadanías que, epistémicamente, rompen con los patrones éticos, antropológicos, pedagógicos y sociológicos heredados de la modernidad. El análisis está centrado en las novelas-testimonios Retén de Catia (1972) de Juan Sebastián Aldana, Soy un delincuente (1974) de Ramón Antonio Brizuela y Cárcel Modelo Máxima Seguridad (1976) de Yon Calletano Franc...

  15. Giorgio Ambrosoli e il fallimento della Banca privata italiana di Michele Sindona. La Prima relazione del commissario liquidatore

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    Ottavio D'Addea

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available At the end of the Sixties the banker Michele Sindona introduces in italian economy new tools to hide a comprehensive system based on the control of financial companies in tax havens in Europe. In 1972 he merged in Italy Banca Unione with Banca Privata Finanziaria in Banca Privata Italiana. In 1974, following Franklin National Bank failure too, also fails both the attempt of refinancing Finambro and Banca Privata Italiana. The liquidator of Banca Privata Italiana Giorgio Ambrosoli reconstructs the causes of failure reacting to crack bank to process for bankruptcy against Sindona in Italy and in the States.

  16. BANCA PRIVADA Y VIVIENDA USADA EN LA CIUDAD DE MADRID

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    Víctor Jiménez Barrado

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El número de viviendas usadas en poder de los bancos ha aumentado de forma notable en los últimos diez años como consecuencia de la crisis económica e hipotecaria. El considerable incremento del paquete de activos tóxicos inmobiliarios (más del 36% entre el año 2012 y 2015 procede, en buena medida, de los impagos a la banca por parte de las familias. La ciudad de Madrid es una de las poblaciones más afectadas por este fenómeno, en la que se acumulan los desahucios día tras día. El presente estudio cuantifica y analiza, a través de la información que facilitan las inmobiliarias de las cinco principales entidades bancarias del país, esta bolsa de viviendas de segunda mano en la capital española. La localización de las mismas dentro del núcleo urbano permite conocer el grado de afectación por distritos. Por otro lado, nos hemos servido de la base de datos socioeconómicos de la Administración Local para determinar la incidencia social del posicionamiento de la banca privada. El análisis espacial a través de Sistemas de Información Geográfica ha revelado comportamientos anómalos de la banca en relación al mercado de compra-venta de viviendas usadas en la ciudad de Madrid.

  17. SOCIEDADES COOPERATIVAS DE BANCA ALTERNATIVA/COOPERATIVES OF ALTERNATIVE BANKING

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    Mª José CABALEIRO CASAL

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente se evidencia en España una reorientación solidaria de una parte de la oferta de servicios financieros, que prioriza el compromiso social de su actividad sin descuidar, por ello, la viabilidad económica. Este modelo de hacer banca se identifica bajo la denominación genérica de banca alternativa, ética, social o solidaria y constituye un planteamiento bancario distinto del enfoque tradicional. Este trabajo pretende destacar la idoneidad de la sociedad cooperativa para el desarrollo de banca alternativa. Su naturaleza jurídica y sus normas de funcionamiento permiten potenciar la utilidad social de la actividad bancaria. La dualidad de sus socios elimina eslabones de la cadena de intermediación y destina los recursos propios a la financiación de proyectos socialmente responsables, en un camino en el que la economía financiera y la economía real avanzan muy próximos./Currently in Spain we are witnessing an ethical reorientation of a part of the offer of financial services which gives priority to the social commitment without losing economic viability. This banking model known as alternative banking also known as ethical, social or sustainable banking is distinct from traditional banking. This work wishes to highlight the ideal conditions of cooperatives for the development of alternative banking. Its legal nature and its functional regulations enhance the social utility of the banking activity. The double condition of the partners eliminates intermediaries and allocates directly equity towards financing socially responsible projects, in a way that the financial economy and the real economy advance together.

  18. THE NATIONAL PROGRAM OF TRAINING SYSTEMS QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT. CURRICULAR TRANSFORMATION AN EXPERIENCE IN UNDER THE UNIVERSITY NEW VENEZUELAN / EL PROGRAMA NACIONAL DE FORMACIÓN EN SISTEMAS DE CALIDAD Y AMBIENTE. UNA EXPERIENCIA DE TRANSFORMACIÓN CURRICULAR EN EL MARCO DE LA NUEVA UNIVERSIDAD VENEZOLANA

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    Mayra Rosario Moreno Pino

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The Venezuelan university before the Bolivarian Revolution was characterized by institutional behavior that essentially promoted the exclusion for income level, university management linked to capitalist bourgeois interests, outdated laws remained in force and decontextualized, in its generality, the practice of university graduates was reproductive foreign models characteristic of the capitalist system. This reality has been changing radically progressive and after the enactment of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in 1999, the creation of the Bolivarian University, the Sucre Mission, Mission Alma Mater, the decree of Education Law, among other initiatives of the Bolivarian government. In this reality, originates the National Training Program in Quality Systems and Environment (PNFSCA as a college project, designed for a social, political, economic and cultural different: XXI century socialism. This paper aims to present the experience of reconstruction curriculum of this PNFSCA, through the joint efforts of Venezuelan and Cuban specialists in the areas of quality, environment and curriculum. As main results are, first, the determination of PNFSCA links with the Simón Bolívar National Project 2007-2013, curricular reconstruction of their goals, objectives, structure, curriculum, professional profiles and development of several programs Synoptics. Finally done, as a proposal, design and presentation of a master in the same program, aimed at teachers who administer it.RESUMENLa universidad venezolana antes de la Revolución Bolivariana se caracterizó por un comportamiento institucional que esencialmente promovía la exclusión para el ingreso al nivel, una gestión universitaria ligada a intereses de la burguesía capitalista, mantuvo en vigencia leyes obsoletas y descontextualizadas; en su generalidad, la práctica de los egresados universitarios era reproductora de modelos foráneos característicos del sistema

  19. COMPORTAMIENTO ESTRATÉGICO EN BANCA: CASO DEL BANCO NACIONAL Y DEL BANCO DE COSTA RICA

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    Pablo Villalobos González

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available La competencia por clientes en el sector bancario costarricense se ha intensificado en los últimos meses, las campañas publicitarias la hacen evidente.Particularmente ha sido llamativo el enfrentamiento entre el Banco Nacional y el Banco de Costa Rica, pues son los dos bancos más grandes del país y que tienen la característica común de ser estatales.Siguiendo el enfoque del Nuevo Paradigma de Organización Industrial Empírico (NPOIE, y bajo un modelo de localización espacial de tipo Lancasteriano, se construye un vector de atributos para tres productos en ambos bancos, buscando identificar acciones y respuestas y calculando una distancia estratégica entre el mismo producto para las dos instituciones y para cada producto en un banco en dos momentos diferentes (1994 y 1999.Además se analiza brevemente el aspecto de localización geográfica como estrategia competitiva.Se hace evidente que estos bancos siguen estrategias competitivas diferentes; así mientras el Banco Nacional concentra buena parte de sus esfuerzos en innovaciones, cambios, mayor cobertura y en abarcar la mayor cantidad de productos que ofrece la banca universal (supermercado financiero, el Banco de Costa Rica podría decirse es más cauto y enfoca su estrategia en ofrecer mejores precios que su rival.

  20. La gerencia venezolana. Una perspectiva desde la complejidad

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    Leslie Borjas de Xena

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación es interpretar las representaciones sociales (RS sobre la gerencia venezolana en organizaciones de naturaleza compleja, considerando su comprensión y acción a través de las prácticas administrativas, modelos organizacionales, emociones, expectativas y actitudes que conforman la praxis gerencial. El enfoque teórico sigue los modelos de Moscovici, Jodelet y Abric. Morín señala que el pensamiento complejo es dialógico; esta corriente no objeta los datos de la experiencia, así como tampoco la validez de las leyes que rigen la naturaleza y la lógica que subyace a estas ciencias. En la investigación se asumió la complementariedad de métodos, mediante el uso de la estrategia de complementación (Bericat, 1998, se recurrió a métodos circunscritos al paradigma interpretativo, así como a los de carácter interpretativo. Los datos fueron obtenidos por la metodología de análisis de Spink. Las evidencias demuestran la presencia de dos lógicas en la gerencia venezolana donde la realidad entre el objeto y el sujeto observador se inscribe en un nuevo enfoque de realidades, complejidades y variedades, surgiendo las organizaciones que transitan entre los principios de incertidumbre y complementariedad en la cotidianidad

  1. La historografía venezolana del siglo XIX

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    Inés Quintero

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante el siglo XIX tiene lugar en Venezuela una extensa y variada producción historiográfica, constituida en su gran mayoría por obras de carácter testimonial y por trabajos de compilación documental y que representa, por así decirlo, la base y fundamentación primigenia de la historiografía venezolana. No obstante, la valoración de esta producción historiográfica ha sido realizada de manera parcial y desde una perspectiva muy general. No se han llevado a cabo estudios que nos permitan conocer los distintos géneros historiográficos que se desarrollaron en esa época, ni tampoco algún tipo de análisis que dé cuenta de los aspectos característicos de cada uno de ellos.

  2. Alfabetización informacional en las bibliotecas universitarias venezolanas

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    Alejandro Uribe

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Ante las posibilidades de acceso a enormes recursos de información que facilitan los medios digitales, la formación en competencias informacionales representa uno de los retos actuales de las bibliotecas universitarias, pero además es una respuesta a la necesidad de conocer y aplicar mejores criterios de selección, evaluación y recuperación de información pertinente y de calidad. Ante esta situación, las bibliotecas universitarias iberoamericanas han ido poco a poco incorporando esta formación, bien sea desde programas-cursos ofrecidos desde la biblioteca o mediante el trabajo colaborativo con docentes y facultades en los currículos universitarios. Este trabajo aborda la metodología de análisis de contenidos Web para hacer una revisión de la información que presentan las bibliotecas universitarias venezolanas, en relación con esta actividad fundamental de formación; y así, desde esta perspectiva, avizorar los niveles de incorporación de las competencias informacionales (Alfabetización Informacional, que desde sus sitios Web estarán exhibiendo las universidades. Como resultados, se encuentra que aún la formación en estas competencias como servicio fundamental de las bibliotecas universitarias venezolanas, no ha sido asumida ampliamente y se concluye que hay mucho trabajo por realizar, pero se reconoce que recientemente existe un mayor interés por esta temática.

  3. ¿Debe el gobierno participar en la actividad bancaria? El papel de la banca propiedad del Estado y de la banca de fomento

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    Eduardo Levy Yeyati; Alejandro Micco; Ugo Panizza

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    (Disponible en idioma inglés únicamente) En este documento se revisa la obra publicada teórica y empírica sobre el papel de los bancos propiedad del Estado y también se presentan algunos resultados nuevos y un análisis de validez. Se muestra que la banca propiedad del Estado de países en desarrollo tiene costos fiscales porque se caracteriza por un menor rendimiento que los bancos privados del mismo tipo (por otro lado, no hay elementos que comprueben que los bancos propiedad del Estado de pa...

  4. Jornada sobre Riscos Penals de la Banca en Línia

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    Rosa Fernández

    2006-02-01

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    Ressenya de la jornada organitzada el desembre del 2005 sobre els nous riscos a què la banca en línia i el comerç electrònic estan sotmesos a causa de l'augment d'atacs de tipus pesca electrònica o phishing i altres defraudacions semblants.

  5. Condiciones de trabajo y salud de una universidad venezolana

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    Rojas-Martini Maritza

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Identificar los procesos peligrosos a los que están expuestos los trabajadores de una universidad venezolana como consecuencia de sus actividades laborales. Material y métodos. Se realizó un diagnóstico de las condiciones de exposición laboral de los trabajadores de una universidad venezolana (UN, de sus potenciales procesos peligrosos (PP y de sus causas, mediante un estudio de corte transversal, efectuado en 1999. Se estudiaron 90 trabajadores de uno u otro sexo, pertenecientes a 24 áreas clasificadas como críticas por las autoridades de la UN. Se aplicaron una encuesta de área y una personal. En ésta, se investigaron características demográficas, historia clínica ocupacional, procesos peligrosos ocupacionales, uso de equipos de protección personal (EPP, conocimiento de riesgos laborales y hábitos. Se practicaron exámenes clínico-toxicológicos, entre otros. Se identificaron los principales PP químicos, físicos, biológicos, mecánicos, ergonómicos y psicosociales y el grado de riesgo (GR por cada área. Se aplicaron medidas de tendencia central y de dispersión, así como también medidas de asociación y significancia estadística, pertinentes a cada caso. Resultados. Se obtuvo una correlación positiva, significativa entre la antigüedad en la UN y el número de signos y síntomas referidos por los trabajadores, pero no entre estos últimos y la edad o el sexo. Los síntomas en su mayoría resultaron no específicos. Conclusiones. En la UN se presentan variados procesos potencialmente peligrosos en las diferentes áreas laborales debido a las características inherentes a su misión. Se hacen las recomendaciones pertinentes para instaurar programas que den prioridad a las acciones preventivas, que lleven registros adecuados sobre siniestralidad laboral, morbilidad y mortalidad, y que permitan la detección temprana de enfermedades y accidentes ocupacionales.

  6. Agencia de la Banca Sud-americana del Brasil, S.A. en Capivari

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    Levi, Primo

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    Full Text Available This building has two blocks, one for the Banks' installations and the other is the manager's house. The building has a concrete and steel compound structure. The walls are brick, the flooring is a reinforced concrete slab and hollow bricks, and the roof consists of corrugated fibrocement sheeting. The bank block walls have been faced, both internally and externally, with cement tiles, 15 x 15 cms in size, of the same type that are employed for the flooring. The design is grey on white background. The ceiling of the bank hall is fitted with acoustical material (2.5 cms of glass wool on Duralex perforated slabs, to reduce reverberation. This measure was necessary because of the relatively large height of the hall. The walls are cylindrically curved and have a smooth and hard surface.El edificio consta de dos cuerpos: uno para las instalaciones de la Banca, y el otro para la vivienda del gerente. La estructura es mixta, a base de hormigón armado y acero; los muros, de ladrillo; el techo, ejecutado en losa de hormigón armado y ladrillos huecos, y la cubierta es de flbrocemento ondulado. Los muros de los cuerpos de la Banca han sido revestidos, interior y exteriormente, con baldosas de cemento, de 15x15 cm, del tipo empleado para el suelo. El dibujo es gris sobre fondo blanco. El techo de la sala de la Banca va acondicionado con material acústico (a base de 2,5 cm de lana de vidrio sobre placas perforadas de Duralex para reducir la reverberación. Esta medida venía impuesta dada la altura relativamente grande y los muros en curva revestidos de material liso y duro.

  7. Modelo de un sistema de control interno para la banca ecuatoriana

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    Flores Alvear, Ana de Lourdes; Zamora Pazmiño, Germánico Patricio

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    140 hojas : ilustraciones, 29 x 21 cm + CD-ROM 3128 Esta tesis de Maestría tiene como objetivo desarrollar un modelo que permita establecer un sistema de control interno que coadyuve a la banca grande ecuatoriana a mejorar la administración de los riesgos a los que está expuesta. Para cumplir con el propósito señalado, se consideran tres aristas: 1) Análisis y evaluación de las recomendaciones emitidas por el Comité de Basilea relacionadas con control interno y administración de riesgos; a...

  8. El impacto de "Viernes" en la poesía venezolana.

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    William Martínez, Jr.

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    Full Text Available ENGLISH: This essay presents a historical review of the poetic production in Venezuela in the 30’s and 40’s. It reviews the role that “Viernes,” a poetic group, had in developing the modern literary movements in Venezuelan literature. The impact that several members of the group had while in and then later after their departure from the group is examined. Equally, the poetic influences inherited by the group, both national and international, are discussed. Finally, the essay deals with the dissolution of the group and its impact in theliterature of Venezuela and Latin America after World War II. SPANISH: Este ensayo presenta una revisión histórica de la producción poética venezolana en las décadas de los 1930 y 1940. Se examina el papel que el grupo poético “Viernes” jugó en trazar la pauta de la modernidad en las letras venezolanas. También se examina el papel que varios de los integrantes de Viernes tomaron dentro y fuera del grupo. Igualmente sealude a la influencia que estos poetas vivieron, tanto nacionales como internacionales. Finalmente, se discute la disolución del grupo y su impacto a la poesía venezolana y latinoamericana de posguerra.

  9. The objectives of the Banca Dati Italiana Ictus Acuto (BADIA) Project.

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    Micieli, G; Toni, D

    2006-06-01

    The rationale for the realisation of a stroke databank (BADIA: Banca Dati Italiana Ictus Acuto) is discussed on the basis of the recent development in Italy of interesting models (mostly web-based) for the validation of SPREAD guidelines, the definition of outcome indicators, the identification of therapeutic response to rt-PA and the evaluation of the real approach to acute stroke care in Italy in large groups of Italian hospitals distributed in almost all the national regions. The BADIA Project is considered on the basis of possible advantages and objectives but also difficulties in the realisation of the informatics platform adequate to a harmonic and homogeneous approach to stroke care in the different settings presented by Italian hospitals.

  10. Publicación Estudiantil en Revistas Médicas Venezolanas, 2001 - 2005

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    Rafael Angulo

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Cuantificar la participación estudiantil en la publicación de contribuciones originales en revistas médicas venezolanas. Diseño: estudio observacional ,retrospectivo. Lugar: Hemeroteca de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Los Andes y en la página web de SciELO Venezuela. Población: artículos originales, comunicaciones cortas y cartas al editor, publicadas en el periodo 2001 al 2005, en los volúmenes de revistas de periodicidad trimestral actualizadas. Intervenciones: revisión de la filiación de los autores (estudiante o profesional, universidad y escuela de procedencia, tipo de artículo y revista de publicación. Principales resultados: frecuencia y porcentaje de artículos con participación estudiantil. Resultados: se incluyeron 333 contribuciones originales de tres revistas, en 3,9% (11 hubo participación estudiantil en la autoría. La Revista de la Sociedad Venezolana de Microbiología fue la que publicó más artículos estudiantiles (5. El año 2002 se registraron seis publicaciones, sin encontrar una tendencia por año. Todas las publicaciones fueron realizadas entre profesionales y estudiantes, en todos los casos un profesional fue el primer autor. Conclusiones: la participación estudiantil en la publicación de artículos en revistas médicas venezolanas está presente pero en un bajo porcentaje. Se recomienda orientar a los estudiantes en la publicación de sus investigaciones.

  11. Los valores organizacionales presentes en la pyme metalmecánica venezolana. Un estudio comparado.

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    Velasquez de Naime, Yngrid; Núñez Bottini, Miguel

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    El propósito de este artículo es comparar los valores organizacionales presentes en la PYME metalmecánica venezolana, a fin de determinar coincidencias y divergencias, que permitan establecer las orientaciones filosóficas que imperan en estas organizaciones. La investigación realizada consistió en un estudio de tipo comparativo documental, utilizando la comparación descriptiva, que permite el análisis de situaciones, casos, ejemplares que pertenecen al mismo grupo, pero que difieren en alguno...

  12. GESTIÓN DE LA COMPLEJIDAD ORGANIZACIONAL EN LAS EMPRESAS FAMILIARES VENEZOLANAS

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    Migdlys del Carmen González Marín

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    Esta investigación presenta como objetivo analizar la Gestión de la Complejidad Organizacional en las Empresas Familiares Venezolanas, con este propósito se realizó un estudio de tipo documental con un nivel descriptivo, para ello se llevó a cabo una revisión bibliográfica que permitió analizar la gestión de la complejidad organizacional, aspecto relevante en las empresas familiares, a fin de mejorar el desarrollo y productividad organizacional. En este sentido, se destaca la revisión de teor...

  13. La universidad como agente promotor de la lectura en el contexto de la sociedad venezolana

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    Herminia Vicentelli

    Full Text Available Se presentan resultados de investigaciones sobre el desempeño lector del estudiante universitario y la intervención de la universidad en la promoción de la lectura, en el contexto de la sociedad venezolana. En función de las informaciones obtenidas, se derivan, entre otras, las siguientes conclusiones. Hay necesidad: a del perfeccionamiento sistemático del lector universitario; b Estimular la experiencia de la lectura en sus distintas funciones; c intervención efectiva de la universidad en la solución de la problemática planteada.

  14. El sector turístico y las participaciones empresariales de la banca

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    Luis González García

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación realizada toma como punto de partida el fuerte incremento registrado en la cartera de valores de las principales entidades de crédito españolas, en el período 1990-2000, para mantener sus niveles de rentabilidad. Se analizan las participaciones empresariales de las cinco principales entidades de depósito (que concentran el 80% del total del sistema financiero durante la década de los noventa: BBVA, SCH, Banco Popular, La Caixa y Caja de Madrid. Las inversiones no financieras de la banca presentan un alto nivel de concentración en tres sectores: energía, telecomunicaciones e inmobiliarias o constructoras, sectores con una vinculación elevada con el sector turístico. Se analizan también sus participaciones directas en empresas del sector, tratando de identificar sus estrategias y si las mismas contribuyen a los objetivos de rentabilidad del conjunto de las entidades a corto y largo plazo. Por último se estudian las consecuencias de las estrategias sobre el nivel de riesgo del conjunto del sistema.

  15. Banca di Oklahoma: le incredibili avventure di una finanza patafisica dal 1968 a oggi

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    Sara Fontana

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    Full Text Available The article reconstructs the events related to the artistic operation “Banca di Oklahoma”, an ironic venture capital company (first S.r.l. and then S.p.a. based in Lugano founded by the artist Aldo Spoldi (born in Crema, 1950 in 1988, the apex of financial immateriality, with the aim of transforming the company activities in aesthetic operations. Already in 1968 Spoldi had founded the publishing house Trieb, who was the vehicle for the purchase of works by Andy Warhol and Alighiero Boetti. Now “Bank of Oklahoma” beats coin realizing the “Brunelli”, multiples by artists, signed by the same Spoldi and by Piero Gilardi, Mario Schifano, Bertozzi & Casoni and others to buy works by young artists (Stefano Arienti, Umberto Cavenago, Salvatore Falci and many others. In 1996 the company evolved into an educational project at the Brera Academy in Milan, where he teaches, and produces virtual characters that in 2007 will become the Scientific Committee of the newly formed Accademia dello Scivolo, an association also financed by the interest earned on the purchase on the stock exchange of securities on raw materials such as water and forests and that in 2016 issued ten-year and thirty-years bonds and coined a new paper money, the “Tallero Vascavolano”.

  16. Economía política de la Banca de Sombra

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    Wesley C. Marshall

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    Full Text Available Este artículo examina varios elementos de la teoría económica con respecto al dinero y los bancos a través de la historia reciente del sistema bancario de sombra (SBS. Se argumenta que el pánico financiero mundial de 2007- 2009 ha obligado a la economía del mainstream a deshacerse de algunos de sus axiomas con respecto al dinero, la banca y la crisis, aunque manteniendo otros al mismo tiempo. En concreto, las afirmaciones de la doctrina neoliberal que los bancos no pueden crear dinero de la nada y que no pueden crear crisis, han sido rechazadas por miembros prominentes de la comunidad financiera y se han demostrado falsas por el crecimiento y colapso de la SBS. La actual gran crisis puede ser, por tanto, entendida tanto como una crisis de la SBS en su seno operativo, y también de la teoría neoliberal que logró convencer a los reguladores permitir que la SBS existiera.

  17. L'autonomia della banca Centrale in Italia e in Europa. (Central bank independence in Italy and in Europe

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    A. JOZZO

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available I problemi che riguardano il rapporto tra le autorità monetarie ,del potere  esecutivo e potere legislativo è attualmente al centro di un dibattito politico ed economico , sia a livello nazionale che a livello europeo . A livello europeo il progresso dell'integrazione economica e monetaria solleva la questione dell'autonomia delle autorità monetarie responsabili della gestione valutaria . A livello nazionale la necessità di migliorare l'economia in Italia e ridurre l'inflazione spiega la proposta di aumentare l'indipendenza della Banca d' Italia  rispetto al Tesoro . Questi due aspetti sono tuttavia interdipendenti . Il presente lavoro fa riferimento al dibattito del dopoguerra che ha avuto luogo in Germania per quanto riguarda la ricostruzione di una banca centrale , al fine di analizzare il presente questione dell'indipendenza della banca centrale in Italia e in Europa The problems concerning the relationship between monetary authorities, executive and legislative powers is currently at the centre of a political and economic debate, both at the national and at the European level. At the European level the progress of economic and monetary integration raises the issue of the autonomy of monetary authorities in charge of currency management. At the national level the need to improve Italy’s economy and reduce inflation explains the proposal to increase the Bank of Italy’s independence with respect to the Treasury. These two aspects are, however, interdependent. The present work makes reference to the post-war debate that took place in Germany regarding the reconstruction of a central bank, in order to analyse the present issue of central bank independence in Italy and Europe.JEL: E58, F36

  18. Moneda, banca y teoría monetaria: ¿expresión de una generacióm madura?

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    Ernesto Cortés Ahumada

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    Full Text Available Cuando apenas alcanzaba la línea de los treinta años, la edad en que el hombre comienza a descubrir lo más esencial y puro de la vida, Fernando Gaviria, fiel a una realidad íntima, publicaba su libro Moneda , banca y teoría monetaria. No era, pues, este volumen que ojeábamos una obra de madurez en sentido estricto, sino un avance en cierto sesgo casi juvenil, de ideas, de teorías y de meditaciones sobre la "moneda".

  19. Manipulación de resultados en la banca chilena por medio de la estimación de incobrables

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    Gustavo Genoni; Jorge Niño

    2008-01-01

    Existe abundante evidencia empírica compatible con que las empresas manipulan la ganancia contable que informan, con el fin de ocultar pequeñas variaciones negativas en ésta. En este trabajo se analizamos la posible existencia de ese comportamiento en la banca chilena e identificamos el mecanismo mediante el cual estas instituciones practicarían la manipulación. Encontramos pruebas compatibles con la existencia de manipulación de la ganancia contable registrada, cuyo propósito es evitar mostr...

  20. La música tradicional venezolana: entrevista imaginaria realizada al concertista y compositor venezolano, Eladio Mujica

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    Raimundo Mijares

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    Full Text Available La siguiente entrevista imaginaria realizada al compositor y concertista venezolano, Profesor, Eladio Mujica la realicé en la ciudad de Caracas un día del mes de septiembre del año 2017. Fue un ejercicio que sirvió de pretexto para acercarme en el tiempo a un creador de la música venezolana. Recordando sus inicios en el repertorio de la guitara y el cuatro, el profesor Mujica ha significado una referencia de incalculable valor para el patrimonio musical de la música tradicional venezolana. Nuestra amistad se forjó en la ciudad de Porlamar cuando concurríamos al Complejo Cultural Modesta Bor en busca de conocimientos que lograsen colmar nuestras expectativas en las carreras que cada uno tenía en un horizonte no muy lejano. Nuestros pasos se separaron por aquellos años a finales de 1970 cuando Él, en el área de la música y mi persona en las artes del teatro y de regreso a Caracas, decido quedarme en la capital para desarrollar mi carrera en el ejercicio teatral, sin regresar por largo tiempo a la región espartana y sin enterarme certeramente de su paradero. No obstante, los caminos se juntan y precisamente en los actuales momentos, cuando una persona amiga de ambos logra informarme de su persona, de lo que está haciendo y es en esos instantes cuando afloran aquellos recuerdos maravillosos de pretéritos años en tierras margariteñas, cuando juntos jugábamos a ser héroes. De esas añoranzas nace la disposición de realizar esta entrevista a mi amigo, enaltecida por el aprecio, admiración y respeto hacia la persona que es, Eladio Mujica. El tema de la entrevista escogido giró en torno a la música tradicional venezolana relacionándolo con los cuatro puntos cardinales de la geografía. Ese paneo por el pentagrama de la creación musical nacional es motivo de inspiración e identidad; demostrando la riqueza que reside, permanece y se expresa poniendo en evidencia la herencia y evolución histórica de cada una de esas expresiones.

  1. Antiimperialismo, tecnología y petróleo en la novela venezolana

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    Cósimo Mandrillo

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo revisa la noción de antiimperialismo que puede deducirse de la lectura de algunas novelas venezolanas cuyo relato se ubica en el periodo de implantación de la industria petrolera. A tal fin, se atiende de modo particular a la presencia de nuevas tecnologías percibidas, en general, como parte de la avanzada neo colonizadora en que se convirtió, para la mayoría de los escritores venezolanos del momento, la presencia de las compañías extranjeras. Se centran estas reflexiones básicamente en tres obras: Mene de Ramón Díaz Sánchez, Mancha de aceite de Cesar Uribe Piedrahita y El señor Rasvel de Miguel Toro Rámirez, estas dos últimas, a diferencia de la primera, muy mal conocidas en el ámbito tanto venezolano como latinoamericano.

  2. Central Bank independence in Latin America La independencia de la Banca Central en América Latina

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    Junguito Bonnet Roberto

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available This article describes the origin and evolution of the central banks of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela, and analyzes their respective institutional structures. It also studies the contribution of the central bank to stabilization and the problems for maintaining this independence into the future.Este artículo describe el origen y la evolución de los Bancos Centrales de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México y Venezuela, y analiza sus respectivas estructruras institucionales. También estudia la contribución de la banca central a la estabilización y los problemas para que esta independencia se mantenga en el futuro.

  3. De fundadoras e irreverentes. Poesía venezolana, siglo XX

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    Carmen Rodríguez González

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En el siguiente artículo, se pasa revista a las principales exponentes femeninas de la poesía venezolana durante el siglo XX, mostrando cómo a través de su obra literaria ejercieron una labor de resistencia contra la sociedad patriarcal imperante y ayudaron a conformar la identidad femenina de las mujeres de aquel país, haciendo del cuerpo femenino su principal santo y seña. Su producción, en libros, prensa y revistas del espacio intelectual venezolano, es analizada y señala cuáles fueron los principales lugares comunes a los que recurrieron para conformar un discurso alternativo de liberación y dignidad.____________________ABSTRACT:The following article presents the main female exponents of the Venezuelan poetry of the 20th century and shows how by means of their literary work those poets strove to resist against the prevailing patriarchal society and helped to create the female identity of the women of the country, making the female body its main “key notion”. The author analyses their work published in books, press and magazines of the Venezuelan intellectual circles and shows which were the main clichés they resorted to in order to provide an alternative discourse of liberation and dignity.

  4. GESTIÓN DE LA COMPLEJIDAD ORGANIZACIONAL EN LAS EMPRESAS FAMILIARES VENEZOLANAS

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    Migdlys del Carmen González Marín

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación presenta como objetivo analizar la Gestión de la Complejidad Organizacional en las Empresas Familiares Venezolanas, con este propósito se realizó un estudio de tipo documental con un nivel descriptivo, para ello se llevó a cabo una revisión bibliográfica que permitió analizar la gestión de la complejidad organizacional, aspecto relevante en las empresas familiares, a fin de mejorar el desarrollo y productividad organizacional. En este sentido, se destaca la revisión de teorías, tales como, Teoría del Caos (1960, Morín (2006, entre otros. Entre las principales conclusiones destaca que las empresas familiares requieren establecer nuevos conceptos en la gestión empresarial; tales como, aplicación de las Tics, innovación, creatividad; exigiendo una constante reingeniería organizacional mejorando la competitividad y los resultados empresariales. Es así como, desde una visión prospectiva las empresas familiares puedan presentar problemas, asociadas a insuficiencias en los modos de gestión y a la influencia de un entorno complejo

  5. PERTINENCIA DE LOS INSTITUTOS UNIVERSITARIOS CON LA REALIDAD SOCIO-ECONÓMICA VENEZOLANA

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    Rafael Pertuz Belloso

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tuvo como objetivo describir la realidad socio-económica de los institutos universitarios venezolanos a partir de una investigación de campo de carácter descriptiva y con un diseño de campo no experimental. El estudio corresponde a una transeccional, se trabajó con un censo poblacional conformado por una muestra de un (1 director, sub-directores académico y administrativo y ochenta y ocho (88 profesores de los institutos tecnológicos de Cabimas y Maracaibo. La técnica de recolección utilizada fue la encuesta, usando un cuestionario con 15 ítems, validados por 5 expertos, y con una confiabilidad (α Cronbach de 0,93. La técnica de análisis de los datos fue la distribución de frecuencias porcentuales. Los resultados obtenidos indican una clara descontextualización en la aplicación de los planes de la nación en estas instituciones, lo cual evidencia escasa pertinencia y vinculación con la realidad socio-económica venezolana; por lo tanto, para su vinculación con tal realidad, se recomienda instrumentar una estrategia de migración de estructura organizacional, hacia la implementación de otra de tipo matricial.

  6. Responsabilidad social corporativa en la banca europea: un estudio empírico comparativo entre organizaciones de 15 países

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    Ómar Giovanni Rosero Villabón

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La responsabilidad social empresarial –RSE– o responsabilidad social corporativa –RSC–, como algunos autores la citan, es un campo de estudio que en los últimos años se ha ido incorporando a la estrategia de las organizaciones. Este nuevo campo de estudio ha sido definido como el compromiso voluntario de las organizaciones por las actividades sociales y medioambientales, además de las económicas. El sector bancario no ha sido ajeno a la penetración que ha tenido la RSE en la gestión de las organizaciones, a tal punto que ya se mencionan términos como banca socialmente responsable, del cual hacen parte los términos banca ética y banca sostenible. El estudio describe los aspectos que marcan la diferencia entre los bancos europeos que se encuentran en la base de datos ASSET4, tomando como variables del estudio las calificaciones otorgadas por la base de datos a las acciones de responsabilidad social empresarial; igualmente, se utilizaron variables financieras y macroeconómicas. Entre los principales resultados de un análisis de conglomerado se encuentra que existe una alta correlación entre las acciones medioambientales y las acciones sociales en los bancos y que las acciones en responsabilidad social no muestran una correlación entre las variables financieras y las variables macroeconómicas.

  7. Motivaciones de la expresión metafórica venezolana. El papá de los helados

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    MAIKEL RAMÍREZ ÁLVAREZ; ANA MARÍA RAMÍREZ DÍAZ

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    El objetivo de esta investigación fue explicar las motivaciones de la expresión metafórica del habla cotidiana venezolana “el papá de los helados”. Teóricamente, se sustenta en Cuenca y Hilferty (1999), Johnson (2006), Díaz (2006), Lakoff y Johnson (2009) y Kövecses (2010). En cuanto a la metodología, es una investigación descriptiva e interpretativa. Los resultados son los siguientes: (a) la imagen esquemática de la metáfora conceptual EL PODER ES ARRIBA se proyecta sobre la imagen esquemáti...

  8. Eficiencia productiva de la industria venezolana del hierro en la Región Guayana

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    Jairo J. Pico F.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo general de la investigación fue analizar la eficiencia productiva de la industria venezolana de Hierro de Reducción Directa (HRD en la Región Guayana en el periodo 2005 al 2009. La investigación fue explicativa. El método aplicadofue el hipotético deductivo con un diseño no experimental de corte transversal. La recolección de datos fue documental y la población fueron los reactores ubicados en la Región Guayana, ya que allí es donde se concentra toda la producción de HRD de Venezuela. La técnica de análisis de los datos aplicada fue Análisis Envolvente de Datos. Los resultados, indican que la producción de HRD está en descenso por la disminución de oferta de insumos (factores externos y la ineficiencia del manejo de insumos (factores internos, siendo la más significativa los factores externos que representa un 74% de la producción y una perdida de 17.569 miles de toneladas, lo que significa un descenso de 1,02 miles de Toneladas anuales en los niveles de producción equivale una pérdida de 23.330 miles de toneladas en el lapso 2005-2009, un 38,7% de producción. Se concluye que es ineludible un cambio de actitud con criterio de competitividad en la conducción de la gestión de los procesos de producción de reducción directa de hierro

  9. Por una política de defensa común latinoamericana: la propuesta venezolana

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    Adriana Suzart de Pádua

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available La búsqueda de la integración entre los países de América Latina pasa por un momento sui generis, en el que se trascienden los aspectos económicos y se confiere alguna relevancia a las discusiones sobre la elaboración de políticas de defensa para la región. En este escenario con diferentes percepciones sobre lo que constituyen amenazas, la región vive el surgimiento de dos propuestas de integración militar, una liderada por Brasil en el ámbito de la Unasur y otra liderada por Venezuela, en el ámbito del Alba. Este artículo presenta las bases de la propuesta venezolana para una integración en el área de defensa, específicamente, de las Fuerzas Armadas y hace un análisis de su viabilidad. AbstractThe search for integration among Latin American countries is at a unique point, with economic matters transcended in importance by discussion of the creation of defense policies for the region. In this scenario, with different perceptions regarding what constitutes a threat, two proposals for military integration exist, one lead by Brazil within the context of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur and the other lead by Venezuela in the context of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (Alba. This article presents the foundation of the Venezuelan proposal for the integration of an area of defense, specifically, by the Armed Forces, and provides an analysis of the proposal’s viability.

  10. La democracia venezolana en una encrucijada: las elecciones nacionales y regionales de 1998

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    José Enrique MOLINA

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El panorama político venezolano está sufriendo importantes cambios. El electorado ha roto con la estática estabilidad bipartidista que se logró en el llamado Pacto de Punto Fijo en 1958. En el artículo se exponen los antecedentes de orden político y económico de la transformación que se está desarrollando actualmente en la democracia venezolana. Se trata de un cambio que se ha mostrado a nivel electoral, donde nuevas fuerzas políticas sustituyen a los partidos tradicionales. La población ha perdido la confianza en los viejos partidos —Acción Democrática y COPEI— y las lealtades partidistas han desaparecido en favor de la personalización de la política y de la volatilidad del voto.En el artículo se describen los cambios en el sistema electoral y sus consecuencias; los partidos políticos y sus candidatos; el fenómeno de la abstención; los resultados de las elecciones para el Congreso de la República, y el proceso de elección presidencial.ABSTRACT: The political life in Venezuela is suffering important changes. The electorate has broken the static two-party stability achieved in 1958 with the so called Pacto de Punto Fijo. The article presents the political and economic background prior to the transformation that is actually taking place in the Venezuelan democracy.The change was manifest at the electoral level, where new political forces are substituting the traditional parties. The population has lost confidence in the old parties — Acción Democrática y COPEI — and party loyalties have disappeared in favor of the personalization of politics and the volatility of the vote.The article describes the changes in the electoral system and their consequences; political parties and their candidates; the phenomenon of abstention; the results of Congress elections and the process of presidential election.

  11. Migraciones, desarrollo y remesas: evaluación de impacto social de un proyecto de banca móvil asociado a microcréditos en Gambia

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    2014-01-01

    El presente trabajo proporciona la parte del base line que trata de migraciones, desarrollo y remesas para una Evaluación de Impacto Social (EIS) sobre un Proyecto de Banca Móvil asociado a microcréditos en Gambia. Se plantea la siguiente hipótesis de partida: las “remesas para el desarrollo” no tendrán un efecto positivo en los países de origen (en este caso Gambia), si solo se enfocan hacia el desarrollo financiero y no incluyen la sostenibilidad y el desarrollo humano en sus proyectos. Par...

  12. Comercio exterior colombiano y su financiación con la banca local: un análisis a nivel de firma

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    Sergio Restrepo; Jorge Niño; Enrique Montes

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se estima la elasticidad de las exportaciones y las importaciones al crédito otorgado por la banca comercial, usando información cruzada a nivel de firmas en Colombia. Replicando la metodología empírica de Paravisini et al. (2011), se encontró que una reducción del crédito de 10% reduce el valor exportado e importado en 3,95% y 5,12% y el volumen en 2,33% y 3,63%, respectivamente. Se hace uso de la metodología de panel de datos con variables instrumentales para controlar por o...

  13. Guía de auditoría basada en riesgo para tecnologías de información (TI) en la banca privada

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    Benalcázar Martínez, Tannya Alexandra; Quinga Collaguazo, Carlos Xavier

    2014-01-01

    El presente estudio tiene como objetivo desarrollar una guía de auditoría basada en riesgos que permita determinar en la banca pública los riesgos existentes en las tecnologías de información a la que se encuentra expuesta, con el fin de aplicar mecanismos de control interno que permitan tomar medidas preventivas, basados en las normas y resoluciones establecidas por la Contraloría General del Estado y la Superintendencia de Bancos, y utilizando COBIT como marco de referencia de control en TI...

  14. Historia de la creación de la banca central latinoamericana -El pretérito es la base de un presente prominente-

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    Roberto Vinicio Posso Ordóñez

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available El dinero desempeña tres funciones principales: la primera es servir como medio de cambio, cuando lo utilizamos para comprar bienes y servicios. El trueque es muy ineficiente porque exige una coincidencia de necesidades y deseos entre oferentes y demandantes. La segunda función es la de servir como unidad de cuenta, es decir permite realizar fácilmente comparaciones de valor entre bienes, a través de los precios. La tercera función es como depósito de valor. No obstante, el dinero no es la única forma de “tener” riqueza (depósito de valor. Sin embargo el dinero en efectivo tiene la ventaja de que es difícil de “seguirle la pista” ya que es anónimo, pero la inflación hace que se pierda la riqueza. El dinero tiene un valor nominal superior al valor intrínseco de su contenido en metal o papel. Es por esta razón que el factor confianza (del latín fiducia es la base para que funcione eficientemente un sistema monetario moderno. Esa necesaria confianza fue perdiéndose cuando la banca privada, que era la que emitía los valores fiduciarios (monedas y billetes, lo hacía sin tener ningún respaldo físico (de oro o plata y en consecuencia le correspondió al Estado asumir la responsabilidad de restablecer esa confianza y credibilidad en el dinero. Por esto es necesaria la existencia y funcionamiento de la banca central. En esta investigación se relata la historia de la creación de la banca central Latinoamericana, para lo cual iniciaremos con una breve introducción para referirnos a la aparición, alrededor de 5.000 años atrás, de los primeros bancos. Describiremos lo ocurrido en Inglaterra y España con relación a la creación de los bancos centrales en esas naciones, por la influencia que tuvieron esos países en América Latina. Luego haremos un breve recuento de lo ocurrido entre los siglos XVII y XX, periodo en el cual aparece en el mundo la banca central. Finalmente abordaremos sobre la creación de los bancos

  15. Prácticas de responsabilidad social empresarial de la banca colombiana: estudio documental sobre Bancolombia, Banco de Bogotá y Davivienda

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    Marulanda Valencia, Paula Andrea

    2015-01-01

    Resumen: Con el fin de identificar las prácticas de responsabilidad social empresarial de la banca colombiana, se llevó a cabo un estudio documental de Bancolombia, Banco de Bogotá y Davivienda, los bancos más importantes del país, en cuanto a activos, ingresos y utilidades; complementando la información con entrevistas semiestructuradas a funcionarios de estas entidades. Posteriormente se aplicó el modelo de Schwartz (2011), el cual se enfoca en tres dimensiones: la económica, la legal y la ...

  16. El inicio de la banca comercial en Puerto Rico, la Sociedad Anónima de Crédito Mercantil, 1877-1888

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    Cuevas Casaña, Joaquim; Martínez Soto, Ángel Pascual

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza el retraso de la banca y las finanzas de la isla de Puerto Rico durante los últimos años como colonia española. Este retraso tuvo su reflejo tanto en la ausencia de bancos hasta el último tercio del siglo xix (comerciales o de emisión), como en los problemas que tuvo la misma circulación monetaria. Las razones aquí analizadas y defendidas de tal retraso fueron la ineficiente administración colonial española y los intereses de la élite comercial española en la isla. Durant...

  17. El populismo de Hugo Chávez: ¿revirtiendo la democracia venezolana? (2004-2007

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    Nelly Arenas

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo intenta comprender el régimen populista de Hugo Chávez en el período 2004-2006 lapso en el cual el gobierno, a partir de sus victorias tanto en el referéndum del 2004 como en las elecciones presidenciales de 2006, amplió y profundizó su hegemonía en todos los espacios del poder nacional. La reconcentración de poder en manos del Presidente desplegada en esos tres años, puso al descubierto la cara autoritaria del régimen, colocando en riesgo los haberes de la democracia venezolana.

  18. La gerencia pública venezolana en tiempo de revolución. Cambio nominal vs. Cambio conductual

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    Gerardo E. Romero

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo intenta mediante un análisis comparativo con otras perspectivas, el papel que juega el gerente en la gestión pública venezolana en estos tiempos de revolución, mediante los cambios ideológicos que requieren las organizaciones públicas por una nueva gerencia pública, causado por la confrontación que actualmente existe en las organizaciones públicas en el campo de la tecnología y la necesidad de sus gerentes para que se dé una verdadera revolución virtualizada en cuanto a la profunda crisis de los paradigmas. Es la búsqueda de los cambios revolucionarios en la gestión pública pero con una visión revolucionaria futurista.

  19. MUNDOS DE FRONTERA. LA FRONTERA NORTE DE MÉXICO Y LA FRONTERA COLOMBO-VENEZOLANA. UNA MIRADA

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    Elizabeth Zamora Cardozo

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    Full Text Available La frontera entre Tijuana y los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, es la más transitada del mundo. Le sigue en América la colombo-venezolana, especialmente la conformada por el eje San Antonio-Ureña-Norte de Santander. El objetivo de este artículo es presentar algunos aspectos que identifican a dos espacios caracterizados por su diversidad, dinamismo y pluralidad. Me detengo en situaciones relativas al cruce hacia los Estados Unidos, así como en aspectos relacionados con los modos de vida y el mundo cotidiano de los habitantes de estas fronteras. También hago alusión al tema de la violencia, así como al papel de San Toribio Romo, de Juan Soldado y de Jesús Malverde quienes se han convertido en importantes referentes religiosos para quienes emprenden la aventura de cruzar hacia los Estados Unidos.

  20. Televisión: Muerte y resurrección de la televisión venezolana

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    2015-01-01

    El desarrollo acelerado de la autopista de la información y la tecnología digital se suman a la polémica para anunciar la muerte de la televisión analógica venezolana. "Vamos hacia una e-volución que incluye la transformación del concepto de televisión y de los estilos de los programas, el paso de una caja tonta a un interfaz inteligente, la reivindicación de los contenidos, la pacificación espontánea entre la televisión y la educación se está perfilando en el sentido de una "conciliación nec...

  1. Televisión: Muerte y resurrección de la televisión venezolana

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    Jenny Bustamante Newball

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo acelerado de la autopista de la información y la tecnología digital se suman a la polémica para anunciar la muerte de la televisión analógica venezolana. "Vamos hacia una e-volución que incluye la transformación del concepto de televisión y de los estilos de los programas, el paso de una caja tonta a un interfaz inteligente, la reivindicación de los contenidos, la pacificación espontánea entre la televisión y la educación se está perfilando en el sentido de una "conciliación necesaria". Topa también el tema de las franquicias.

  2. HABILIDADES GERENCIALES COMO FUNDAMENTO DE LA ESTRATEGIA COMPETITIVA EN LOS SECTORES DE ACTIVIDAD METALMECÁNICA VENEZOLANA

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    Juliana Ferrer

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La realidad de la empresa venezolana centra su atención de largo plazo en una gestión humana, que teniendo en cuenta su desempeño distintivo, sea capaz de impulsar el desarrollo de los sectores productivos donde está inmenrsa. Es por ello que el cúmulo de competencias generales se convierte en fuente de estrategia competitiva, impulsando la toma de decisiones y potenciando la diferenciación en el mercado. A partir de tal reflexión surge la motivación del presente artículo, cuyo objetivo es analizar las competencias distintivas como fuente de estrategia en la empresa metalmecánica Zuliana, que representa una de los ramales de mayor importancia dentro de los sectores de actividad económica venezolana. Sustentada en una investigación descriptiva, de campo, se procedió a realizar un muestreo estratificado por conglomerado, estimando Maracaibo, San Francisco, Cabimas y Lagunillas, de la Región Zuliana. Se concluye que un 72% de los líderes evidencian habilidades técnicas, demostrando problemas en habilidades humanas; se observaron elevados niveles de interacción (62%, pero poco compromiso y sentido de pertenencia con la organización (26%. Se sugieren cursos de acción, tendientes a buscar una formación continua del talento humano, incorporando habilidades para fortalecer la agrupación de valor en los procesos productivos, que sean capaces de generar la ventaja competitiva necesaria para el fortalecimiento de la pequeña y mediana empresa de la zona.

  3. José Víctor Arroyo Martín: Archivo Histórico BBVA: un centro para el conocimiento e investigación del mundo de la banca, la economía y la empresa

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    José Víctor Arroyo Martín

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available José Víctor Arroyo Martín: Archivo Histórico BBVA: un centro para el conocimiento e investigación del mundo de la banca, la economía y la empresa Historical Archive of BBVA: A Center for Knowledge and Research on Banking, Economics and Business

  4. ¿Permitían los estados financieros predecir los resultados de los tests de estrés de la banca española? Una aplicación del modelo logit

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    Cristina Gutiérrez López

    2014-01-01

    La principal aportación de este trabajo es revisar y contrastar los resultados de las pruebas de resistencia aplicadas a la banca española, identificando ratios contables que prácticamente permiten llegar a sus mismas conclusiones.

  5. Morfología del polen de especies de Gongylolepis (Mutisieae: Asteraceae de la Guayana venezolana

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    Torrecilla, Pedro

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Gongylolepis is composed for 15 species, endemic to the Guyana region. This is the largest genus of tribe Mutiseae in the area. Palynological features have been studied for some members of the Mutiseae, but not for Gongylolepis. We studied the pollen morphology of nine species of the genus, using samples from herbarium material. The observations were made in 10 to 15 pollen grains for species and features of the spines, colpus, polar axis, equatorial diameter, exine structure, pollen type, apertures, perforations and P/E ratio to determinate pollen shape, were analyzed. Observations and pictures were made with light microscope and scanning electron microscope. With this information, a matrix and conglomerate analysis was made. Gongylolepis pollen is tricolporate, spheroidal and mainly of great size. Differences in exine ornamentation were enough to discriminate the studied species. Spines are conical, with perforations near of the base, but with differences in the apex shape. The dendogram showed four groups, where the size, shape, exine ornamentation, spines, colpus and perforations were of importance to the classification of the species considered.Gongylolepis está constituido por 15 especies, circunscritas a la región de Guayana, al norte de Suramérica. Es el género más numeroso de la tribu Mutisieae en dicha región, representado en su flora por especies endémicas. Aunque algunas especies de Mutisieae han sido estudiadas palinológicamente por varios investigadores, no hay estudios de las especies de Gongylolepis. En este trabajo se analizan los caracteres morfológicos del polen de nueve especies de Gongylolepis, de la Guayana venezolana. Las muestras de polen provienen de material de distintas colecciones de herbario. Para la observación de los caracteres de polen se usaron de 10 a 15 granos por especie, se analizaron caracteres de las espinas, colpos, eje polar, diámetro ecuatorial, ornamentación y grosor de la exina, tipo de

  6. Control democrático sobre el manejo de la banca central. Un reto para la política del conocimiento económico

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    Carlo Tognato

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available La globalización económica ha acelerado la transformación de la racionalidad económica en racionalidad política. Durante esta transformación, la naturaleza de la pregunta del control democrático sobre las agencias económicas ha cambiado de forma radical. Lo que antes era puramente una cuestión institucional, hoy se ha convertido en una cuestión epistémica. Para reestablecer un control democrático efectivo sobre las agencias económicas, la democracia debe penetrar los fundamentos de la racionalidad económica misma, pilar sobre la cual la tecnocracia económica basa su operación. En otras palabras, es necesario practicar controles democráticos de carácter epistémico. Esta visión implica un giro Foucaultiano con respecto a la literatura tradicional sobre el diseño de las instituciones económicas. Además, llama al analista a mirar a la tecnocracia económica como una faceta organizacional de una formación discursiva, y a reconocer que un cambio en la operación de la tecnocracia económica requiere un cambio de otras facetas de su propia formación discursiva. Aquí daré cuenta de algunos de los cambios que implica la democratización de una de las tecnocracias económicas más impermeables al escrutinio democrático externo - la banca central independiente. En particular, mostraré que la democratización de la banca central independiente tiene implicaciones reflexivas importantes sobre la estructura argumentativa económica que la sostiene así como sobre la organización de la disciplina económica que articula dicha argumentación. En otras palabras, la democratización del objeto de análisis llama a una democratización del proceso de generación del conocimiento por medio del cual el objeto se constituye. PALABRAS CLAVES. Globalización banca central, control democrático.

  7. El financiamiento de la banca pública en los Planes de Desarrollo de la Nación en el período 2000-2012

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    Marianela Acuña Ortigoza

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se exponen los elementos de política pública que direccionan la agenda desarrollada por el Estado venezolano durante el período 2000-2012 para transformar el sistema financiero nacional de acuerdo a los objetivos indicados en los Planes de Desarrollo Nacional, sustentándose en autores como Álvarez (2009, Girón et al. (2010, Meszaros (2009, Ocando y Pirela (2008 y documentos institucionales de SUDEBAN, Ministerio de Planificación y Desarrollo y Asamblea Nacional de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela. Mediante una investigación documental con diseño bibliográfico, se aborda el análisis político y epistémico de la investigación, considerando el método hermenéutico, que permitió reflexionar sobre los mecanismos de financiamiento instrumentados por el Estado venezolano durante el período 2000-2012. Los resultados de la investigación señalan la necesidad de comprender la axiología que determina la toma de decisiones públicas para analizar y explicar las dinámicas económicas. Durante el período analizado se observan cambios significativos en el sistema financiero venezolano asociados al cumplimiento de los objetivos enunciados en los Planes de Desarrollo Nacional 2001-2007 y 2007-2013, entre ellos: el aumento de la participación de la banca pública asociándose la función de banca de desarrollo como la función fundamental de los bancos públicos, la orientación del crédito de acuerdo a los propósitos estratégicos de desarrollo, modificación y/o creación del marco jurídico e institucional, aumento en los niveles de bancarización, creación de instituciones de atención a sectores excluidos: Banco de Desarrollo de la Mujer y el Banco del Pueblo, transformación del Fondo de Inversiones de Venezuela en el Banco de Desarrollo Económico y Social de Venezuela (BANDES, y adquisición por parte del Estado venezolano del Banco de Venezuela, lo que permitió incrementar la participación de la

  8. COMPORTAMIENTO SISMO-RESISTENTE DE TRES EDIFICIOS DE MEDIANA ALTURA PROYECTADOS SEGÚN LAS NORMAS VENEZOLANAS

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    Ugel, R.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio de la vulnerabilidad sísmica de tres modelos estructurales de mediana altura proyectados según la norma venezolana Covenin 1756-01. Los modelos tienen similares configuraciones en planta y en alturas de entrepiso; en la acción sísmica se utilizaron acelerogramas híbridos, compatibles con el espectro de diseño característico de la zona metropolitana Barquisimeto-Cabudare. El daño se evaluó mediante curvas de fragilidad e índices de daño, incluido el enfoque probabilista. Algunos modelos mostraron altas probabilidades de daño severo o colapso, sufriendo deformaciones laterales y degradaciones de rigidez significativas más allá de límites aceptables normativos, evidenciando que los desplazamientos relativos, y la rigidez son indicadores fundamentales del daño estructural. Se concluyó que para evaluar el comportamiento de los modelos estructurales analizados, sometidos a la acción sísmica probable, se requiere de un detallado estudio de los desplazamientos horizontales, particularmente de los desplazamientos relativos entre niveles, y que las previsiones de la norma venezolana podrían no ser suficientes para la evaluación del desempeño sísmico de estos modelos. Here is presented a study on the seismic vulnerability of three mid-rise structural models projected according to Venezuelan seismic code Covenin 1756-01. Models have similar structural configurations in plant and in inter-sory heights. Seismic action uses hybrid accelerograms compatible with the design spectrum characteristic of the metropolitan area Barquisimeto-Cabudare. Damage Evaluation is made through fragility curves and damage indices, including probabilistic approach. Some models showed high probability of severe damage or collapse, suffering significant stiffness degradation and lateral deformations beyond normative limits, showing that relative displacements and stiffness degradation are fundamental indicators for structural damage. It

  9. Gestión de la investigación en la universidad pública venezolana

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    Wendolin Suárez Amaya

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como propósito comparar la gestión de la investigación en la universidad pública venezolana durante el período 2004-2008, de acuerdo a visión sistémico-compleja de Pacheco et al (2002. La gestión se estudió desde los objetivos y estrategias; prácticas directivas; estructura y organización; métodos, instrumentos y herramientas, y cultura y personalidad. Se trabajó bajo un enfoque cualitativo, la recolección de la información se hizo a través de observación, realización de entrevistas y revisión documental utilizando como herramienta de análisis la hermenéutica. Se seleccionaron cuatro unidades de análisis, atendiendo al criterio de liderazgo en investigación en el ámbito nacional, éstas son: Universidad de los Andes (ULA, Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV, Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB y Universidad del Zulia (LUZ. Por otro lado, el período 2004-2008 obedece a que es la última gestión rectoral finalizada y por tanto susceptible de ser analizada. Los resultados revelan que 1 De las universidades estudiadas, ULA; UCV y LUZ manejan modelos de gestión burocráticos y centralizados, con ciertas particularidades, mientras que, el de la USB es flexible y menos centralizado. 2 Aun cuando la USB exhibe mayor fortaleza general en investigación, se evidenciaron prácticas puntuales en ULA, LUZ y UCV que convendría replicar en el resto de las universidades. Se concluye, en primer lugar, que para las universidades tradicionales, es un imperativo cambiar el modelo de gestión dominante que frena el desarrollo de la investigación; en segundo lugar, si las universidades hacen sinergia entre las mejores prácticas de cada una, podrían catapultar la investigación universitaria venezolana y colocarla en el mapa mundial, haciéndola más independiente del gobierno de turno desde el punto de vista financiero.

  10. LA CALIDAD DE SERVICIO: UNIDIMENSIONALIDAD VS. MULTIDIMENSIONALIDAD (UNA ESCALA ESPECIFICA PARA EL SECTOR DE BANCA COMERCIAL [doi: 10.5329/RECADM.20040302012

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    José Maria Santiago Merino

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 RESUMO Esta pesquisa pretende iluminar a controvérsia suscitada entre os dois principais enfoque ou paradigmas da medição da Qualidade do Serviço (Parasuraman, Zeithml y Berry –Cronin y Taylor, propondo uma  escala diferente de medição do construto para o setor da banca comercial, conseqüência da replicação “ex novo” da investigação do PZB, com um enfoque de convergência ou triangulação metodológica e de técnicas de análise. Confrontam-se os dois modelos dominantes numa tentativa de confirmação/refutação do jeito de operacionalizar o construto “qualidade do serviço” em cada um deles, assim como da unidimensionalidade do mesmo perante a multidimensionalidade. Do mesmo modo supõe o desenvolvimento das indicações dos referidos pesquisadores para incrementar o domínio dos conteúdos da qualidade do serviço aos produtos/serviços, preços e imagem das entidades, e analisar com maior profundidade as relações da qualidade com a satisfação e com a lealdade, procurando melhores preditores da ultima com a integração de aspectos atitudinais e comportamentais na sua operatividade. Palavras-chave:Qualidade do Serviço, Escalas de medição, Banca.     RESUMEN El presente artículo pretende arrojar luz sobre la controversia suscitada entre los dos principales enfoques o paradigmas de medición de la Calidad de Servicio (Parasuraman, Zeithaml y Berry - Cronin y Taylor, proponiendo una diferente escala de medida del constructo para el sector de banca comercial, fruto de la replicación "ex novo" de la investigación de PZB, con un enfoque de convergencia o triangulación metodológica y de técnicas de análisis. Se enfrentan los dos modelos dominantes en un intento de confirmación/refutación de la forma de operacionalizar el constructo "calidad de servicio" en cada uno de ellas, así como de la unidimensionalidad del mismo frente a la

  11. Comercio exterior colombiano y su financiación con la banca local: un análisis a nivel de firma

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    Sergio Restrepo

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estima la elasticidad de las exportaciones y las importaciones al crédito otorgado por la banca comercial, usando información cruzada a nivel de firmas en Colombia. Replicando la metodología empírica de Paravisini et al. (2011, se encontró que una reducción del crédito de 10% reduce el valor exportado e importado en 3,95% y 5,12% y el volumen en 2,33% y 3,63%, respectivamente. Se hace uso de la metodología de panel de datos con variables instrumentales para controlar por otros factores que afectan la demanda de crédito por parte de las firmas.

  12. Comercio exterior colombiano y su financiación con la banca local: un análisis a nivel de firma

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    Sergio Restrepo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estima la elasticidad de las exportaciones y las importaciones al crédito otorgado por la banca comercial, usando información cruzada a nivel de firmas en Colombia. Replicando la metodología empírica de Paravisini et al. (2011, se encontró que una reducción del crédito de 10% reduce el valor exportado e importado en 3,95% y 5,12% y el volumen en 2,33% y 3,63%, respectivamente. Se hace uso de la metodología de panel de datos con variables instrumentales para controlar por otros factores que afectan la demanda de crédito por parte de las firmas.

  13. Auditoría al sistema de gestión ambiental de una cementera para determinar los porcentajes de adecuación a la norma venezolana covenin - iso 14001:2005

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    Colmenárez, Alexis

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo consiste en la combinación de técnicas de evaluación propias de estudios ambientales con procedimientos de auditoría tradicionales, con el objetivo de auditar el Sistema de Gestión Ambiental (SGA de una empresa cementera venezolana llamada Cementos Carora C. A. siguiendo los lineamientos de la norma venezolana COVENIN ISO 14001:2005 para determinar los porcentajes de adecuación a la norma. Se escoge este sector por el impacto ambiental que produce.

  14. Universe

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    The Universe explores the science of what we see in the night sky. Kids will learn about the life cycle of a star, find out how our universe was created, explore nebulae, galaxies, black holes, giant stars and more. Engaging photos, exciting graphics, and a fun quiz at the end of each book will keep them learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

  15. Planeación prospectiva para las redes de conocimiento corporativo en las universidades públicas venezolanas

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    Ana Judith Paredes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los aportes de la planeación prospectiva para consolidar redes de conocimiento corporativo en las universidades públicas autónomas venezolanas, se presenta como resultado de un estudio mas amplio que aborda el desarrollo de una propuesta para la efectividad de éstas redes. Para su desarrollo se utilizó, el modelo de triangulación metodológico (MTM, el cual permite la combinación de los métodos cualitativos y cuantitativos del fenómeno de estudio, investigación de tipo descriptiva, no experimental. En conclusión se plantea que en las universidades autónomas se carece del desarrollo de planes prospectivos para el diseño y operatividad de redes de conocimiento soportadas por el uso de las tecnologías de información y comunicación (TIC, aspecto que limita la acción de contribuir a la sistematización y socialización del conocimiento que se genera en el ámbito universitario nacional; y por ende, el fortalecer la competitividad y vinculación de éstas universidades con los sectores relacionados en una sociedad altamente globalizada.

  16. VALIDEZ ESPACIAL DE LAS NORMAS JURÍDICAS: UNA MIRADA A LA LEGISLACIÓN TRIBUTARIA VENEZOLANA

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    TANIA ZULAY BENCOMO ESCOBAR

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se hace una reflexión sobre el ámbito de validez espacial de las normas ju - rídicas tributarias, analizando los instrumentos normativos necesarios para dilucidar, ¿cuándo una norma jurídica tributaria venezolana tiene eficacia jurídica en un determinado ámbito territorial? Para la realización del presente papel de trabajo, fue necesario adoptar un proceso de investigación que obedeció al diseño bibliográfico, desplegando un proceso de análisis y reflexión sobre la doctri - na, jurisprudencia y los diversos tópicos jurídicos que enmarcan dicha materia. Se encontró que en Venezuela se adopta un sistema mixto, apoyado en el principio de la territorialidad de las normas, así como en el principio de la extraterritorialidad, hallándose como caso emblemático de este últi - mo principio, lo previsto en la Ley de Impuesto Sobre la Renta (LISLR, donde está consagrado el principio de la Renta Mundial.

  17. Percepciones sobre la migración venezolana: causas, España como destino, expectativas de retorno

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    Tomás Castillo Crasto

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Venezuela, a lo largo de su historia ha sido un país receptor de inmigrantes. Actualmente, presenta un patrón migratorio completamente distinto, motivado por una crisis nacional bajo un contexto de deterioro institucional, recesión económica y descomposición social, situación que ha ido empeorando durante los últimos 17 años. Este trabajo es un estudio exploratorio de orientación cualitativa. Hecho a través de un análisis bibliográfico de fuentes secundarias y la consulta en profundidad a inmigrantes venezolanos, que ofrecen su percepción respecto a cinco dimensiones: trayectoria migratoria, educación, formación y situación laboral, participación en redes, situación socioeconómica venezolana y expectativas de retorno. Los hallazgos principales, tanto de fuentes documentales como en la consulta empírica, nos remiten a la existencia de un grave deterioro de las condiciones de vida en Venezuela y la necesidad de un cambio profundo a nivel político, económico y social como condición necesaria para un posible retorno.

  18. Teoría austriaca de los ciclos económicos y la economía venezolana

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    Emmanuel Borgucci

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Por lo general se piensa que los problemas económicos venezolanos solamente pueden ser descritos por la denominada síntesis neoclásica. Existió a finales del siglo XIX y el siglo XX una serie de aportes que desafiaron las ideas keynesianas y de la Nueva Macroeconomía Clásica desde un punto de vista praxeológico,desligado de la teoría cuantitativa del dinero y consideraba la idea de los precios relativos. En tal sentido se revisó los aportes realizados por Mises (1982 [1912], (2005 [1936] y Hayek (1967[1931] en el tema de los ciclos económicos para realizar una aproximación a los problemas que afectan la economía venezolana. Se concluye que el impulso monetario en el marco de una economía rentística, de políticas públicas intervencionistas y el crédito blando, en un escenario de pocas empresas creadoras de bienes de inversión, generó distorsiones en el sistema de precios, de incentivos a la producción, aumento de las importaciones y deterioro del tipo de cambio; es decir, todo aquello que está en contracorriente con la búsqueda del desarrollo económico.

  19. Influencia personal de los candidatos y competencia espacial en las elecciones presidenciales venezolanas de 2006 a 2013

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    Julen Berasaluce Isa

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available En la presente investigación se justifica la construcción de un modelo de competencia espacial para las elecciones presidenciales venezolanas con base en el número efectivo de partidos y los índices de polarización ponderada y escalar. El modelo presentado permite construir una clasificación de la influencia personalista de los candidatos, como resto no explicado por una competencia ideológica espacial. Además de clasificar a los candidatos de las tres últimas elecciones presidenciales por su influencia personal, se ofrecen previsiones para futuros comicios tomando como base el cambio de la distribución ideológica. Para la construcción del modelo, se consideran los supuestos de voto ideológico simétrico y una sola dimensión. / This research project presents a spatial competition model for Venezuelan presidential elections based on the effective number of parties and weighted and scalar polarization indices. The model makes it possible to construct a classification of candidates’ influence based on personality as an remainder unexplained by spatial ideological competition. In addition to classifying the candidates in the last three presidential elections by their personal influence, the authors offer predictions for future balloting based on change in ideological distribution. Suppositions of symmetrical ideological votes and a single dimension were used to build the model.

  20. Venezuelan Agrarian dynamic: reflections for its discussion La dinámica agraria venezolana: reflexiones para su discusión

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    Diosey Ramón Lugo-Morin

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Century XX started in Latin America with intense social movements. Most important it was the Mexican revolution that it destroyed many of the oppressive structures under which was the immense majority of the population. The example of the movement invaded all Latin America and the notion of the agrarian reform was adopted by the advanced social sectors more than they tried to take to his own countries to more modern productive models. By the previous thing, the present study proposes to make an analytical reflection of the dynamics of change of the Venezuelan agrarian from an neoinstitutional perspective. It was concluded that the transformations in the Venezuelan agrarian structure sustain to a positive impact in their rural space and an opportunity for a reflective debate is opened on the paper of the institutions in the task of the Venezuelan agrarian question.El siglo XX arrancó en América Latina con intensos movimientos sociales. El más importante fue la revolución mexicana que destruyó muchas de las estructuras opresivas bajo las que se encontraba la inmensa mayoría de la población. El ejemplo del movimiento invadió toda América Latina y la noción de la reforma agraria fue adoptada por los sectores sociales más avanzados que intentaban llevar a sus propios países a modelos productivos más modernos. Por lo anterior, el presente estudio propone hacer una reflexión analítica de la dinámica agraria venezolana desde una perspectiva neoinstitucional. Se concluye que las transformaciones en la estructura agraria venezolana sustentan un impacto positivo en su espacio rural y abre la oportunidad para un debate reflexivo sobre el papel de las instituciones en el quehacer de la cuestión agraria venezolana.

  1. Reorientación de la división dialectal hispánica: datos de variedades venezolanas e ibéricas

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    Godsuno Chela-Flores; Giovanna D'Aquino

    2003-01-01

    Se cuestiona el tradicional enfoque dicotómico de la dialectología hispánica: los dialectos del español americano han sido clasificados como "conservadores" o "radicales" sobre la base de la divergencia entre la ortografía y la pronunciación de las consonantes posnucleares; dicha clasificación está vinculada con la geografía americana. Se demuestra lo inadecuado de tal división con datos recientes sobre procesos prenucleares y posnucleares de variedades venezolanas. Además, se explora la viab...

  2. Gestión de la innovación en empresas venezolanas: Un análisis de clúster

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    María Obeso

    2016-01-01

    En la sociedad actual, donde hay una elevada incertidumbre, la innovación se presenta como una herramienta fundamental para incrementar la competitividad de empresas y otras organizaciones. En este escenario, se propone identificar la gestión de la innovación en empresas venezolanas a partir del análisis de conglomerados, utilizando una muestra de 320 empresas que han respondido a un cuestionario del Banco Mundial. Para ello se han seleccionado variables de innovación y se ha utilizado la...

  3. Pequeña y mediana empresa venezolana, sus vías para el desarrollo. Una perspectiva de construcción cualitativa

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    Ermelinda Mendoza de Ferrer

    2011-01-01

    El artículo busca construir reflexivamente un argumento que dé cuenta del sistema de pensamiento de quienes dirigen las pequeñas y medianas empresas venezolanas. Se diseñó una investigación de campo, descriptiva, con enfoque cualitativo, utilizándose la técnica de entrevista no estructurada. Los resultados muestran que, como vías para el desarrollo, los gerentes de las PyME sugieren el compromiso de la alta gerencia, implementación de políticas globales en materia de salud, educación y seguri...

  4. El protagonismo femenino en la radicalización de la democracia venezolana bolivariana DOI: 10.5212/Rlagg.v.4.i2.029044

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    2013-01-01

    El objetivo del presente artículo es examinar el creciente protagonismo de mujeres en las nuevas estructuras participativas dentro del esquema de transformación de la democracia venezolana en tiempos de la administración del Presidente Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, particularmente a partir de 2006. Si bien es cierto que se ha acentuado el grado de personalismo político durante la era chavista, al mismo tiempo el sistema político ha cambiado de carácter, con más participación popular e inclusión s...

  5. Muerte y resurrección periódica: el caso de una revista especializada venezolana = Periodical Death and Resurrection: The Case of a Venezuelan Research Journal

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    Carlos E. Blanco

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La diseminación del conocimiento científico es un aspecto clave de la cultura y del desarrollo social. Estudiar las revistas especializadas puede arrojar luz acerca de importantes problemas, como los que impiden la edición de dichas publicaciones. Este estudio utiliza tres tipos de textos para, primero, identificar posibles causas de la falta de publicación de la revista especializada venezolana “Pedagogía” durante la década de 1980; segundo, conocer la coyuntura de la época en el contexto de producción de dicha revista y, tercero, señalar vías para evitar una nueva desaparición. Se analizaron editoriales entre los años 1971 y 2011, actas del Consejo de Escuela entre 1983 y 1989, así como respuestas a entrevistas semi-estructuradas a personajes claves, lo cual dio un total de 83 segmentos textuales. Tras el análisis de dichos segmentos, los resultados señalan como causas de desaparición a un complejo de factores agrupados bajo la categoría de “otros factores”, por encima de los económicos y los administrativos. El estudio perece develar creencias e ideologías de la comunidad universitaria en particular. Se concluye que el tema de información científica investigado se inscribe dentro de la cultura organizacional en el marco de la sociedad particular donde se desenvuelven los centros de saber = Dissemination of scientific knowledge is a key issue of both culture and social development and studying aspects of refereed journals can cast light on important problems, including those that may hinder the regular editing of such publications. This study used three types of academic genres and it had three objectives: first, to identify possible causes of the demise of the Venezuelan university journal “Pedagogía” during the 1980s; second, to learn about aspects of the context of the journal’s editing during such period; and third, to devise ways to avoid a new interruption of the publication. Journal editorials between

  6. Sviluppo di una banca dati per la microbiologia alimentare e validazione di modelli predittivi sulla cinetica di microorganismi patogeni in prodotti italiani a base di latte e di carne

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    Cosciani Cunico, Elena

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    L’utilizzo di modelli matematici di microbiologia predittiva è riconosciuto come supporto per la garanzia della sicurezza alimentare (reg. CE 2073/2005). La microbiologia predittiva è una scienza quantitativa che studia la risposta microbiologica a seconda delle condizioni ambientali in cui si trovano i microrganismi (McMeekin et al., 1993). Per applicare i modelli matematici agli alimenti è stata sviluppata una banca dati sulla microbiologia alimentare. Presso il Dipartimento di Sicurezz...

  7. Universe

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    The Universe, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that is correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-8. The Britannica Illustrated Science Library is a visually compelling set that covers earth science, life science, and physical science in 16 volumes.  Created for ages 10 and up, each volume provides an overview on a subject and thoroughly explains it through detailed and powerful graphics-more than 1,000 per volume-that turn complex subjects into information that students can grasp.  Each volume contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary help and an index.

  8. Universe

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    Updated for 2011, the Universe, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

  9. Motivaciones de la expresión metafórica venezolana. El papá de los helados

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    MAIKEL RAMÍREZ ÁLVAREZ

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue explicar las motivaciones de la expresión metafórica del habla cotidiana venezolana “el papá de los helados”. Teóricamente, se sustenta en Cuenca y Hilferty (1999, Johnson (2006, Díaz (2006, Lakoff y Johnson (2009 y Kövecses (2010. En cuanto a la metodología, es una investigación descriptiva e interpretativa. Los resultados son los siguientes: (a la imagen esquemática de la metáfora conceptual EL PODER ES ARRIBA se proyecta sobre la imagen esquemática de un helado en virtud de su verticalidad y acumulación hacia arriba; (b se recurre al helado, además, dado que lo dulce metaforiza a lo sublime; (c el dominio del padre se emplea, debido a que es el miembro que encabeza una familia, la autoridad simbólica; (d la imagen esquemática de el papá de los helados, a saber, el helado más grande de todos se proyecta sobre un hombre que destaque en determinado aspecto. En conclusión, la expresión metafórica “el papá de los helados” es motivada por un conjunto complejo de metáforas primarias, imágenes esquemáticas y metáforas cotidianas que surgen de las experiencias concretas y corrientes de los individuos, para designar a un hombre con poder sobre otros en algún aspecto de la vida diaria.

  10. Estabilización del sistema financiero alemán mediante la creación de la Banca Central, 1876-1914

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    Momar Diop

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Sin una armonización monetaria y la presencia de un banco central, el imperio Alemán, representa la experiencia más larga de un sistema de banca libre en los países industrializados de Europa en el Siglo XIX. La "banca libre" en el Reich estuvo marcada por la inestabilidad financiera y la violencia producto de las crisis bancarias en tiempos de guerra. Este artículo hace un análisis retrospectivo de las condiciones de estabilización del sistema bancario alemán a través de la creación de un banco central cuyas principales funciones era ser un prestamista de última instancia, establecimiento de reservas estratégicas de oro así como estabilización de la especulación bancaria. Entre 1876 y 1914, la regulación bancaria en el Reich Alemán tuvo el efecto de limitar el número de bancos emisores y neutralizar las crisis financieras sistémicas. A través de este ejemplo, se pudo observar cómo el naciente Reichsbank fue capaz de adaptarse a su nuevo entorno y llevar a cabo su misión de constituirse como banco central. Originalmente diseñado de manera similar al Banco de Inglaterra en términos de cobertura en la emisión de billetes, el Reichsbank trató de ser más flexible en su respuesta. El fijar un nivel socialmente aceptable de tasas de interés fue para los banqueros del siglo XIX, una decisión en la que la interpretación y la aceptación por parte de la sociedad capitalista era difíciles de predecir. Por otra parte, muchos de los elementos que escapaban al control del Reichsbank que fue el caso, por ejemplo, del futuro de la balanza comercial, que depende tanto de la competitividad en los precios del país así como de otros factores complejos que afectan la producción nacionales. Traducción del francés Dra. Fernanda Vidal (Postdoctorando IIJ-UNAM-DGAPA

  11. Grupos estratégicos en la banca colombiana: análisis estático y dinámico

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    Jorge Enrique Garcés Cano

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo central identificar la existencia de grupos estratégicos en la banca colombiana, su estabilidad en el tiempo y su relación con el desempeño medio de las empresas que los conforman, resaltando el papel que pueden desempeñar en los análisis de competencia empresarial dentro de un sector industrial concreto. Se utiliza un enfoque de posicionamiento estratégico originado en los estudios de economía industrial y dirección estratégica, que hace énfasis en aquellos factores externos que determinan el comportamiento estratégico de las empresas, y su enfoque de competencia. Metodológicamente, se realiza un análisis estático para el año 2004 y otro “dinámico” (longitudinal para el periodo de diez años comprendidos entre 1995 y 2004. Los grupos se conforman a través de estadística multivariada (cluster haciendo pruebas ANOVA y MANOVA.

  12. Problemática Financiera de las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas venezolanas. Análisis de los Factores Internos

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    Leonardo Cazorla Papis

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available El interés de esta investigación fue identificar los rasgos característicos de las Pyme venezolanas de los Estados Aragua y Carabobo, que condicionan sus decisiones de endeudamiento, así como identificar los factores internos que condicionan su estructura de capital.Se estudiaron las variables : riesgo empresarial, rentabilidad sobre activos, oportunidades de crecimiento, tamaño, reputación, concentración de capital y estrategias empresariales.Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que las variables: Riesgo empresarial, rentabilidad sobre activos, oportunidad de crecimiento, explican en un 60% la estructura de capital de las pequeñas y medianas empresas

  13. El imaginario de la ciudad venezolana: de 1958 a la metrópoli parroquiana. Aproximación desde la historia cultural urbana

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    Arturo Almandoz Marte

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de postulados teóricos y metodológicos sobre historia cultural, la narrativa y la microhistoria, el presente artículo intenta aproximarse, desdeel emergente campo de la historia cultural urbana, a la representación de la ciudad y la urbanización en la literatura venezolana. Como parte de un proyecto de mayor alcance sobre el siglo xx, el artículo se concentra en las dos décadas posteriores a la dictadura de Pérez Jiménez, derribada en 1958, las cuales fueron de renovación democrática e intenso crecimiento urbano. Para tal aproximación, se toman como fuentes primarias el ensayo y la novela.

  14. El imaginario de la ciudad venezolana: de 1958 a la metrópoli parroquiana. Aproximación desde la historia cultural urbana

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    Almandoz Marte Arturo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available A partir de postulados teóricos y metodológicos sobre historia cultural, la narrativa y la microhistoria, el presente artículo intenta aproximarse, desde el emergente campo de la historia cultural urbana, a la representación de la ciudad y la urbanización en la literatura venezolana. Como parte de un proyecto de mayor alcance sobre el siglo xx, el artículo se concentra en las dos décadas posteriores a la dictadura de Pérez Jiménez, derribada en 1958, las cuales fueron de renovación democrática e intenso crecimiento urbano. Para tal aproximación, se toman como fuentes primarias el ensayo y la novela.

  15. Producción científica venezolana: apuntes sobre su pérdida de liderazgo en la región latinoamericana

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    Eduardo Aguado-López

    2016-01-01

    Se analiza la evolución de la producción y colaboración cientícas de Venezuela, país que se ha caracterizado por su pÈrdida de liderazgo en los ltimos aÒos. El universo de an·lisis lo constituyen 1.117 revistas iberoamericanas de acceso abierto de la base de datos redalyc.org, con más de 250 mil artÌculos en un periodo de 10 aÒos (2005-2014). La caÌda de la ciencia venezolana se aprecia desde bases de corriente principal (en Scopus, a través del SJR, presentó 1.857 artículos en 2005, re...

  16. Producción científica venezolana: apuntes sobre su pérdida de liderazgo en la región latinoamericana

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    Eduardo Aguado-López; Arianna Becerril-García

    2016-01-01

    Se analiza la evolución de la producción y colaboración cientícas de Venezuela, país que se ha caracterizado por su pÈrdida de liderazgo en los ̇ltimos aÒos. El universo de an·lisis lo constituyen 1.117 revistas iberoamericanas de acceso abierto de la base de datos redalyc.org, con más de 250 mil artÌculos en un periodo de 10 aÒos (2005-2014). La caÌda de la ciencia venezolana se aprecia desde bases de corriente principal (en Scopus, a través del SJR, presentó 1.857 artículos en 2005, ...

  17. RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL FRENTE AL CUMPLIMIENTO DE LA ESTRATEGIA: CIMIENTOS ÉTICOS EN LA EMPRESA DE PRODUCCIÓN SOCIAL- VENEZOLANA

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    Juliana Ferrer

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo analizar las dimensiones de responsabilidad social presentes en las empresas de promoción de producción social de sectores de actividad petrolera venezolana, convirtiéndolas en cimiento para la construcción de estrategias sociales-competitivas, que buscan el cumplimento de iniciativas demandadas socialmente y que trascienden su marco económico-legal, transformándose, desde esta perspectiva, en organizaciones con compromiso social y generando actores ciudadanos para un proceso de cambio. Basado en una investigación descriptiva de campo, se realizó un muestreo no probabilística a juicio sobre un total de veinte y cuatro (24 empresas de producción social en la región zuliana, insertas como promotoras y que son proveedoras de partes y piezas a la industria estudiada. En la primera parte del artículo se desarrolla una disertación teórica sobre la dimensión ético-competitiva; las condiciones de la empresa humana y sus capacidades distintivas y el desarrollo de una perspectiva que visualiza el camino de la estrategia competitiva a la social, teniendo como soporte a las empresas venezolanas promotoras de la responsabilidad social. En la segunda parte se analizan los resultados arrojadas por el trabajo de campo, basados en los indicadores desarrollados para tal fin. Por último, se presentan algunas reflexiones finales en relación con el tema tratado, donde evidencia una empresa en proceso de transición que hoy sólo reconoce valores instrumentales, pero que incursiona en internalizar el compromiso con la realidad cambiante del aparato productivo venezolano.

  18. Gestión de la innovación en empresas venezolanas: Un análisis de clúster

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    María Obeso

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En la sociedad actual, donde hay una elevada incertidumbre, la innovación se presenta como una herramienta fundamental para incrementar la competitividad de empresas y otras organizaciones. En este escenario, se propone identificar la gestión de la innovación en empresas venezolanas a partir del análisis de conglomerados, utilizando una muestra de 320 empresas que han respondido a un cuestionario del Banco Mundial. Para ello se han seleccionado variables de innovación y se ha utilizado la técnica de encadenamiento completo, también conocida como aproximación del vecino más lejano. En los resultados se identifican 4 grupos, o clusters, que tienen homogeneidad interna y son heterogéneos entre sí, representando diferentes comportamientos de estas compañías en el proceso de gestión de la innovación: cluster 1, empresas líderes en innovación; cluster 2, empresas que representan a los seguidores; cluster 3, empresas que ven la innovación como algo a futuro; y, cluster 4, empresas ajenas al proceso de innovación. Se concluye que la innovación está presente en la mayoría de las empresas venezolanas analizadas, las cuales valoran su aportación a la competitividad, siendo interesante para la minoría, que no apuesta por la innovación, tomar de ejemplo al cluster 1, denominado los gigantes de la innovación.

  19. Desempeño económico y régimen monetario colombiano en el siglo XIX: de la banca libre a la centralización

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    En este trabajo se estudia el período de organización monetaria basada en el llamado sistema de “banca libre”, establecido en Colombia en el siglo XIX1. Durante éste, a los bancos privados se les otorgó el privilegio de emisión de billetes convertibles en moneda metálica. El presente estudio tiene tres objetivos. El primero de ellos es establecer los factores que influyeron en la creación de este tipo de instituciones en el país, así como el contexto en que se desarrollaron ...

  20. Análisis de la política petrolera venezolana durante el gobierno de Hugo Chávez como factor determinante de la Revolución Bolivariana (período 1999-2012)

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    Desde 1999, la política petrolera se constituyó como base del proyecto político chavista conocido como la Revolución Bolivariana, e incluso se convirtió en el eje de la participación, polarización y de las relaciones entre los principales actores del oficialismo y de la oposición venezolana.

  1. "banca del Fare" Summer School in Alta Langa: «THE Ruins to BE Rebuilt Will BE Our CLASSROOMS». Knowledge from Artisans to New Generations, from Ancient Skills to New Building Techniques

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    Villata, M.

    2017-05-01

    "Banca del fare" is an ambitious project proposed by "Cultural Park Alta Langa". It is born to hand ancient knowledges down to young people, as meeting place useful to exchange the development of new construction techniques and at the same time the traditional ones. A program of educational workshops, which constitute the summer school, was organized for increasing communication among different generations. Indeed, the last local craftsmen or artisans are coming out from their employment and there is no training process to ensure the migration of knowledge to young architects. The activities of the school took place for the first time during summer of 2016 in Alta Langa, the southern part of Langhe in Piedmont. The landscape of this area is marked by small rural architectures called "ciabòts" shed all over the countryside. Artisans and students work together to recover these buildings every year. The aim of this landscape heritage's valorization is to relate the restored ciabòt into a network, in order to create a widespread hotels system. Therefore, the essay wants to present the results of "Banca del fare" and to suggest a GIS project that can gather information about numerous "ciabòt" widespread in this territory. The interaction between land development and networking process can ensure the optimal reuse of these rural architectures.

  2. Já nas bancas. Mediação e economia política da distribuição dos meios impressos

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    Viktor Chagas

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A expressão “já nas bancas”, no Brasil, tornou-se sinônimo de presteza e agilidade. A frase é tomada como divisa em quaisquer peças publicitárias e de merchandising da imprensa, propagando por diferentes camadas sociais a imagem da banca como extensão do sistema de imprensa. O exemplo evidencia o tratamento legado a operações de distribuição no circuito cultural, geralmente estranguladas em favor do processo produtivo e de consumo. Neste artigo, pretendo discutir a perspectiva historiográfica das teorias sociais da imprensa acerca das etapas de circulação e distribuição dos meios impressos. Minha hipótese é de que são os vendedores e distribuidores de jornais e revistas agentes de fundamental importância cultural e política para o processual jornalístico das grandes cidades, e, no entanto, seu papel na cadeia produtiva dos periódicos impressos tem sido subjugado ante a análises que se concentram nas técnicas ou no discurso jornalístico, quando muito nas cercanias dos estudos de recepção e na apropriação da cultura popular – jamais na investigação sobre esta instituição que silenciosamente tem ocupado nosso imaginário por todos esses anos: as bancas de jornais e revistas.Dessa forma, procuramos compreender o papel dos vendedores e distribuidores de imprensa como mediadores no interior de outro processo de mediação, o jornalístico. Assim fazendo, buscamos refletir criticamente sobre o espaço legado a esta problemática sob três diferentes abordagens, o olhar acadêmico, o viés jurídico-institucional e, por fim, a perspectiva econômica. Em todos os casos, a banca opera como via de escoamento para a produção jornalística da imprensa escrita, geralmente articulando o discurso à experiência de consumo, e eventualmente sofrendo pressões políticas similares às dos próprios jornalistas. Ainda assim, sua participação neste circuito, em grande medida, passa desapercebida aos olhos leigos

  3. Moralidad, empatía, inteligencia emocional y liderazgo transformacional: un modelo de rutas en estudiantes de posgrados gerenciales en una universidad venezolana

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    Carlos Enrique Zerpa

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el artículo se contrasta un modelo de rutas (path analysis para las relaciones causales entre el nivel de desarrollo moral posconvencional, la preocupación empática, el autoconocimiento emocional y la autorregulación emocional sobre el estilo de liderazgo transformacional. La muestra de estudio la conformaron estudiantes de posgrado en gerencia de una universidad pública venezolana, y estaba compuesta por profesionales de ambos sexos provenientes de distintas profesiones (N = 162; media edad = 31,37; D.T. = 4,67. Se utilizaron diversos instrumentos como el Test de Definición de Criterios Morales (DIT, el Índice de Reactividad Interpersonal (IRI, la Subescala de Comprensión Empática, entre otros. Los resultados muestran que el modelo de rutas propuesto resultó parcialmente válido, evidenciando que la comprensión de las relaciones entre las variables del modelo resulta más compleja de lo que se plantea en la literatura; en tal sentido, la empatía es la variable más influyente en el modelo, al hallarse efectos directos altos y significativos sobre el desarrollo moral posconvencional y la capacidad de autoconocimiento y autocontrol emocional.

  4. Acoso Escolar: Un análisis contextual en escuelas secundarias venezolanas desde el reporte de víctimas y perpetradores

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    Maria Gisela Escobar Domínguez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El acoso escolar es un problema creciente en las escuelas venezolanas. En este trabajo analizamos este fenómeno partiendo de un enfoque ecológico y atendiendo a las particularidades conceptuales y metodológicas inherentes al contexto en estudio. Con la finalidad de aportar a una base de datos sistemática frente a la escasa investigación sobre acoso escolar en el país, se muestran los resultados de un estudio exploratorio para identiicar esta conducta en adolescentes entre 11 a 19 años en cuatro escuelas secundarias de la ciudad de Mérida. Se discrimina la frecuencia en cuanto a victimización y perpetración, su relación con el género y el tipo de escuela (pública vs. privada a fin de ampliar la comprensión según el nivel socioeconómico de los participantes. Los resultados confirman la existencia de acoso escolar en la muestra estudiada, particularmente en conductas de acoso verbal (burlas y sobrenombres y acoso no verbal (rumores e indiferencia, así como mayor incidencia en las escuelas públicas sobre las privadas.

  5. Legislación archivística venezolana: una contribución para la consolidación de la gestión de archivos en Venezuela

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    Arcángel Sánchez

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEste trabajo presenta las reflexiones realizadas por los autores sobre la legislación de archivos en Venezuela.Las actividades archivísticas venezolanas están normadas por la Ley de Archivos Nacionales que data del año 1945 y que fue actualizada en el 2001 con la aprobación de la Ley Orgánica de la Administración Pública. Esta investigación descriptiva y documental analiza las legislaciones que aplican en el manejo, conservación, expedición de documentos y otras actividades archivísticas venezolanas; hace énfasis en la evaluación, aplicabilidad y normalización de la terminología de los principales estamentos legales que rigen el devenir de los archivos del país y del patrimonio documental venezolano. Se concluye que el tratamiento de los documentos de archivo debe estar fundamentado en un estricto cumplimiento de la legislación archivística venezolana con el fin de consolidar el Sistema Nacional de Archivos en Venezuela.AbstractThis paper presents insights made by the authors about archive legislation in Venezuela. Archive activities are regulated by the Law of National Archives, created in 1945, and actualized in 2001 with the approval of the Organic Law for Public Administration. This descriptive and documental research analyzes legislations that are applied in the handle, conservation and expedition of documents and other Venezuelan archives’ activities; it makes emphasis on the evaluation, applicability and normalization of the terminology of the main legal statuses that regulate the destiny of the country’s archives and Venezuela’s documental patrimony. This paper concludes that the treatment of archives’ documents must be grounded on a strict adherence to Venezuelan legislation regarding archives, with the purpose of consolidating the Archives National System in Venezuela.

  6. Central Bank autonomy in Europe and Latin America: analysis of differences and applications Autonomía de la banca central en Europa y América Latina

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    Rollinat Robert

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    Full Text Available This article makes a comparative analysis of the experiences of the independent central bank in Latin America and Europe. After reviewing the problems and theories of central bank autonomy, it studies the recent evolution of the Latin American central bank in comparison with the European central bank, high lights the perverse effects of the reforms, and shows that their objective is more the stability of the financial system than the stability of prices. Finally, it describes the tests to which the new Latin American central banks have been subjected and the effects on their credibility. It concludes that these entities have had to correct and pay for the incoherences and errors of the market, and that their independence or autonomy depends on their continuing to ful fill this role, not only for economíc or monetary reasons but for the needs of political and social democracy.Este artículo hace un análisis comparativo de las experiencias de la banca central independiente en América Latina y Europa. Después de revisar los problemas y las teorías de la autonompia de los bancos centrales, estudia la reciente evolución de la banca central latinoamericana en comparación con la europea, destaca los efectos perversos de estas reformas u muestra que sus objetivo es más la estabilidad del sistema financiero que la de los precios. Finalmente, describe las pruebas a que han sido sometidos los nuevos bancos centrales latinomaericanos y los efectos de sus credibilidad. Concluye que estas entidades han tenido que corregir y pagar las incoherencias y los errrores del mercado, y que su 'independencia' o autonomía depende de que sigan cumpliendo con ese papel no sólo por razones económicas o monetarias sino por las necesidades de la democracia política y social.

  7. El arbitraje virtual como medio alternativo para la resolución de los conflictos surgidos en el comercio electrónico y su legalidad en la normativa vigente venezolana

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    María Eugenia Canga

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación se orientó al análisis del Arbitraje Virtual como medio alternativo para la Resolución de los Conflictos surgidos en el comercio electrónico y su Legalidad en la Normativa Vigente Venezolana. Las conclusiones de la misma indicaron que pese a que presenta ciertas dificultades en su aplicación, el arbitraje virtual es una excelente alternativa para resolver conflictos originados en el comercio electrónico y que la aplicación del arbitraje virtual es totalmente legal a la luz de la normativa vigente en Venezuela.

  8. CARACTERIZACIÓN CLÍNICA Y PATÓLOGICA DE LA ENCEFALITIS EQUINA VENEZOLANA SUBTIPO IE EN UNA REGIÓN ENDÉMICA EN EL SUR DEL ESTADO DE VERACRUZ EN MODELOS EQUINOS

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    FABELA BECERRIL, VERÓNICA ALEJANDRINA

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    La Encefalitis Equina Venezolana (EEV) es una enfermedad que se presenta principalmente en equinos y humanos y se caracteriza por un cuadro febril que en ocasiones va seguido de uno neurológico y la muerte. El agente etiológico es un virus clasificado dentro de la familia Togaviridae, género alfavirus (1) , el cual fue reconocido por primera vez en Venezuela por Beck y Wickoff en 1938 y por Kubes y Ríos en 1939 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) La enfermedad se consideró propia del norte de Sudamérica...

  9. Banca y Region en Colombia

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    Juan Santiago Correa

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el desarrollo del sistema monetario y bancario de Colombia entre 1850 y 1880. El debate político y la lucha de poder entre las élites regionales, y entre los grupos políticos en el ámbito nacional, configuraron el modelo económico de la época. Más allá de su viabilidad técnica, las decisiones económicas estuvieron asociadas a la visión de nación que cada grupo de poder quería imponer a los demás.

  10. Pequeña y mediana empresa venezolana, sus vías para el desarrollo. Una perspectiva de construcción cualitativa

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    Ermelinda Mendoza de Ferrer

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo busca construir reflexivamente un argumento que dé cuenta del sistema de pensamiento de quienes dirigen las pequeñas y medianas empresas venezolanas. Se diseñó una investigación de campo, descriptiva, con enfoque cualitativo, utilizándose la técnica de entrevista no estructurada. Los resultados muestran que, como vías para el desarrollo, los gerentes de las PyME sugieren el compromiso de la alta gerencia, implementación de políticas globales en materia de salud, educación y seguridad social; sí como políticas específicas que guíen las acciones para hacer realidad el futuro deseado. Lograrlo implica esfuerzos enmarcados en una estrategia industrial integral de desarrollo efectivo y coherente que propicie la formulación de respuestas globales para fortalecer las PyME y ayudarla a transitar hacia el nuevo paradigma con una competitividad profunda y duradera apuntalada en el concepto de responsabilidad social empresarial. Se concluye que son pilares para el desarrollo de las PyME: el apoyo del Estado para eliminar los desequilibrios existentes; la organización interna para incrementar efectividad y desempeño; la consolidación de una cultura de apoyo al mejoramiento organizacional y humano propiciadora de armonía al desempeñar las labores en condiciones de máximo bienestar y productividad.

  11. Registro histórico de Gastrotheca ovifera (Anura: Hemiphractidae: evidencias de disminución en selvas nubladas de la Cordillera de la Costa venezolana

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    Javier Valera-Leal

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Gastrotheca ovifera es una rana marsupial que habita en el dosel arbóreo de bosques nublados y ribereños del Tramo Occidental y Ramal Litoral de La Cordillera de la Costa venezolana (CCV entre 820-2 000m de altitud. De acuerdo con la Lista Roja de la UCN se encuentra En Peligro (EN y su evaluación fue realizada de acuerdo a apreciaciones anecdóticas, por lo que su situación de amenaza no ha sido comprobada por muestreos sistemáticos. Con el objetivo de estudiar el estado de las poblaciones de la especie en el Parque Nacional Henri Pittier (PNHP en el Ramal Litoral de la CCV, realizamos una revisión histórica en museos nacionales y extranjeros y encontramos que la especie fue registrada en 1996 por última vez en el PNHP. Acumulamos 646 horas/persona de muestreo sistemático en localidades históricas y adicionales de la especie en el parque durante los años 2006 y 2007 y no obtuvimos registro de la especie. Adicionalmente, realizamos asociaciones entre datos promedios de precipitación anual y el registro histórico de la especie durante el periodo 1941-1997 (r s=- 0.054, p=0.820, n=19. Discutimos sobre su estado de conservación con base a la distribución, fluctuación y cambios poblacionales de la especie

  12. Triunfos en tiempos de transición. Actores de vocación popular en las elecciones venezolanas de 1998

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    Margarita LÓPEZ MAYA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo se examina el desempeño de los actores emergentes de vocación popular en las elecciones venezolanas de 1998. Se sostiene que los comicios estuvieron condicionados, por una parte, por un contexto socioeconómico y político que creó en el electorado una favorable actitud hacia el cambio radical. Por otra parte, al examinar los principales hitos de la campaña y las relaciones y respuestas de los actores participantes en la contienda, tanto los tradicionales como los nuevos, se evidencia la habilidad con que se desenvolvió el candidato Hugo Chávez Frías y el Polo Patrótico, frente a sus adversarios. Por último, se presentan y evalúan los resultados electorales, cerrando con unas conclusiones sobre la situación y desafíos que se presentan a estos actores en el futuro inmediato.ABSTRACT: In this article we examine the performance of emergent popular actors in Venezuela's 1998 elections. We argue that the triumph of Hugo Chávez and his Polo Patriótico is a result of a particular socioeconomic and sociopolitical context that drove venezuelans to support a radical change in the political system. This general situation was combined with smart decisions and attitudes of the Polo Patriótico with regard to its opponents during the campaign. We present the results of regional and Congress elections of November as well as the presidencial results of Dicember, closing with comments about today's situation and future challenges.

  13. Eficacia de un ácido kaurénico extraído de la planta venezolana Wedelia trilobata (Asterácea contra Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis

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    Solanny Brito

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    Full Text Available Introducción. La leishmaniasis es un grave problema de salud pública y aun no existe un tratamiento eficaz para la enfermedad. Por esta razón, es necesario investigar nuevas alternativas terapéuticas. Objetivo. En este trabajo nos propusimos evaluar el efecto parasiticida de un ácido kaurénico (ent-kaur-16-in-19-oico aislado de la planta superior venezolana denominada Wedelia trilobata (Asteracea sobre Leishmania (V. braziliensis in vivo e in vitro. Materiales y métodos. Los estudios in vitro fueron realizados en amastigotes axénicos, promastigotes así como en macrófagos infectados y no infectados, los cuales fueron tratados con dosis entre 25-100 µg/ml del ácido kaurénico. El efecto del compuesto sobre la viabilidad celular fue evaluado utilizando el método de conteo directo en una cámara de Neubauer o hemocitómetro y por el método indirecto utilizando el método de MTT (Metil Tiazol Tetrazolium. Para el ensayo in vivo, se utilizaron ratones Balb/c infectados subcutáneamente en la almohadilla plantar con 1x106 promastigotes de Leishmania (V. braziliensis; posteriormente los ratones fueron tratados intraperitonealmente durante una semana con 30 mg del ácido kaurénico por kg de peso, en un volumen de 100 µl de etanol al 10%. Resultados. Este compuesto mostró un potente efecto parasiticida tanto sobre los amastigotes axénicos como sobre promastigotes con dosis letales 50 (DL50 de 0,25 y 0,78 µg/ml respectivamente, en 24 horas. Se observó una baja toxicidad del compuesto sobre macrófagos de la línea J774G8, con una DL50 de 25µg/ml, manteniéndose una alta viabilidad (70-92% de los mismos, y una moderada viabilidad para los macrófagos infectados (37-81% con concentraciones menores de 25µg/ml. Adicionalmente, se observó una clara reducción (70% en el tamaño de las lesiones de los ratones tratados sin efectos tóxicos aparentes. Conclusión. Los resultados obtenidos indican que este compuesto posee un potente

  14. Relación del peso máximo con la fuerza aplicada y la potencia producida en un test creciente, en el ejercicio de press de banca plano con barra libre, en levantadores

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    Fernando Naclerio Ayllón

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluaron 9 levantadores que realizaron 2 test, en el ejercicio de press de banca plano con barra libre. Un test progresivo con pesos ligeros a máximos (TPR, y el test de una máxima repetición (1 MRD. Se midió la fuerza (f, velocidad (v y potencia (p con cada peso movilizado, se determinó el máximo peso desplazado en una única repetición (1 MR. Se observaron correlaciones significativas entre el valor de la 1 MR obtenida en el test de 1 MRPr y el de 1 MRD, entre la potencia máxima (absoluta y relativa al peso corporal y la 1 MR absoluta y relativa al peso corporal. No se observaron diferencias significativas (p < 0,05 entre el valor de la 1 MR obtenida en el test progresivo (1 MRPr y el alcanzado en el test de 1 MRD. Se acepta la aplicación del test progresivo (TPR para determinar los niveles de f, v, p, el valor de la 1 MR en kg, así como localizar los porcentajes de peso, respecto al nivel de la 1 MR, en donde se alcanzan los valores más altos de potencia mecánica, y estimar las adaptaciones funcionales inducidas por los entrenamientos de fuerza.

  15. De la moneda metálica al billete de banco en Medellín y Bogotá (1871-1885): complementariedad y sustitución de medios de pago en un régimen de banca libre

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    Kelly Vanessa Acuña Mantilla; Andrés Álvarez

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    El estudio de la circulación monetaria durante la llamada era de “banca libre” en Colombia (1865-1885) muestra patrones diferentes según las regiones. Este trabajo estudia la complementariedad y sustitución entre la moneda metálica acuñada legalmente y los billetes de bancos privados. Se pone en evidencia la existencia de mecanismos de sustitución entre monedas de oro y billetes bancarios para el caso de Antioquia, mientras que en el caso de Bogotá no se puede afirmar que la evidencia sea con...

  16. Registro histórico de Gastrotheca ovifera (Anura: Hemiphractidae: evidencias de disminución en selvas nubladas de la Cordillera de la Costa venezolana

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    Javier Valera-Leal

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Gastrotheca ovifera es una rana marsupial que habita en el dosel arbóreo de bosques nublados y ribereños del Tramo Occidental y Ramal Litoral de La Cordillera de la Costa venezolana (CCV entre 820-2 000m de altitud. De acuerdo con la Lista Roja de la UCN se encuentra En Peligro (EN y su evaluación fue realizada de acuerdo a apreciaciones anecdóticas, por lo que su situación de amenaza no ha sido comprobada por muestreos sistemáticos. Con el objetivo de estudiar el estado de las poblaciones de la especie en el Parque Nacional Henri Pittier (PNHP en el Ramal Litoral de la CCV, realizamos una revisión histórica en museos nacionales y extranjeros y encontramos que la especie fue registrada en 1996 por última vez en el PNHP. Acumulamos 646 horas/persona de muestreo sistemático en localidades históricas y adicionales de la especie en el parque durante los años 2006 y 2007 y no obtuvimos registro de la especie. Adicionalmente, realizamos asociaciones entre datos promedios de precipitación anual y el registro histórico de la especie durante el periodo 1941-1997 (r s=- 0.054, p=0.820, n=19. Discutimos sobre su estado de conservación con base a la distribución, fluctuación y cambios poblacionales de la especieHistoric record of Gastrotheca ovifera (Anura: Hemiphractidae: decline evidence in Venezuelan coastal cloud forests. G. ovifera is a marsupial frog of the cloud and riparian forest from Western and Litoral sections of the Venezuelan Cordillera de la Costa (820-2 000m. This amphibian is considered as an endangered species by the IUCN Species Red List, due to its population decline in pristine and well preserved environments. This conservation status is based on anecdotic interpretations. We collected disperse data from museum records (national and international and explored the possible association between collection records and precipitation data available for the Henri Pittier National Park (PNHP. Likewise, we carried out a

  17. Perception on science and museum in university students

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    Henry de Jesús Gallardo Pérez

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    Full Text Available La investigación tiene como objetivo identificar las percepciones sobre ciencia y museología en estudiantes universitarios, así mismo describe características sociales y culturales de los estudiantes universitarios de la Frontera Colombo-venezolana en función de sus características sociales y culturales. La metodología se enmarca dentro del paradigma cuantitativo a través de encuestas semiestructuradas, mapas perceptuales y análisis multivariado. La muestra la constituyen estudiantes universitarios que visitan por primera vez el Centro Interactivo de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Frontera. Los resultados aportan elementos fundamentales para cimentar el desarrollo de programas que estimulen la creatividad y la capacidad innovadora en sus estudiantes. -------------- The research aims to identify perceptions about science and museology in university students, as well as describe social and cultural characteristics of university students in the Colombo-Venezuelan Border in terms of their social and cultural characteristics. The methodology is framed within the quantitative paradigm through semi-structured surveys, perceptual maps and multivariate analysis. The sample is made up of university students who are visiting the Interactive Science and Technology Center on the Border for the first time. The results provide fundamental elements to cement the development of programs that stimulate creativity and innovative capacity in its students.

  18. EVALUACIÓN DE LA EFECTIVIDAD DE LA BANCA CHILENA EN INTERNET PARA LA GENERACIÓN DE ESTRATEGIAS DE NEGOCIOS BANCARIOS EN LA WEB EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERNET BANKING IN CHILE FOR THE GENERATION OF WEB-BASED BANKING BUSINESSES STRATEGIES

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    Fabián Vergara

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio tiene como objetivo principal analizar la efectividad de los servicios bancarios a través de Internet en Chile provistos por trece bancos nacionales. Para ello se consideraron dos etapas, la primera correspondió a la evaluación de funcionalidades de los sitios Web bancarios, utilizando una adaptación del modelo de evaluación de sitios Web de Hersey, y la segunda a la evaluación de los servicios según las percepciones de los clientes. Para la determinación de las funcionalidades fue necesario detectar la presencia o ausencia de treinta y siete elementos evaluados, según lo cual fue posible clasificar al sector bancario chileno en términos de lo que ofrece o no cada institución. Por otra parte, la encuesta aplicada tanto a usuarios como no usuarios de la banca en línea permitió conocer variados factores referentes al uso y no uso de los servicios. A pesar de que existen algunos aspectos en los que la banca nacional se desempeña sólo de forma regular, en el contexto global lo hace con un alto grado de efectividad. Además, el buen desempeño en el contexto general se hace evidente al observar la gran equiparidad existente entre los resultados nacionales y los de la banca neocelandesaThe main objective of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of the services of Internet banking provided by thirteen Chilean banking institutions. To achieve this objective, two stages were considered. The first stage corresponded to the evaluation of the functionalities offered by the banking Web sites, using an adaptation of the Hersey Web site evaluation model. The second stage corresponded to the evaluation of the services according to the clients' perceptions. In order to determine the functionalities offered by banking Web sites it was necessary to detect the presence or absence of thirty seven elements. This approach permitted to rank the Chilean banking sector based on the Internet offer of each institution. On the other hand

  19. Valoración, partición y distribución de la tierra de los resguardos indígenas en una localidad andina venezolana. Santa Bárbara de Chachopo

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    Samudio A., Edda O.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The article examines the process of the establishment of Indian reserves (resguardos in the Venezuelan Andes in the late sixteenth century, and the experiences of their dissolution three centuries later. The main objective of the study is to analyze the appraisal, partition and distribution of the Indian reserves of Merida, assessing the role of the factors that were key elements in that process. The study includes aspects of the extinction of lands that were given with common and non-transferable title to the Indians settlements of Merida. The case of the pueblo of Santa Barbara de Chachopo is here offered as an example.

    El artículo examina el proceso mediante el cual los Resguardos indígenas que fueron establecidos en la región andina venezolana en el tardío siglo XVI experimentaron su disolución tres centurias más tarde. El objetivo central de este trabajo es analizar la valoración, partición y distribución de esos Resguardos Indígenas de Mérida, tratando de apreciar la intervención de los factores que participan en ese hecho; para el estudio de los aspectos contemplados en el proceso de extinción de las tierras que fueron otorgadas, con carácter común e intransferible, a los pueblos de indios de Mérida; en esta ocasión, se tomó como ejemplo el caso de Santa Bárbara de Chachopo.

  20. DISTRIBUCIÓN DE LOS CULTIVOS PIAROA Y SU RELACIÓN CON LAS PROPIEDADES Y CARACTERÍSTICAS EDÁFICAS, EN LOS CONUCOS DE LA ORINOQUIA VENEZOLANA

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    Santiago Bonilla-Bedoya

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El sistema de agricultura migratoria, determinante en la soberanía alimentaria de los indígenas Piaroa en la orinoquia venezolana, es una actividad antropocéntrica que ha permitido conservar la dinámica del bosque húmedo tropical. En la actualidad, los cambios ocasionados por los procesos de globalización amenazan la sostenibilidad del sistema. Por tal motivo, el estudio a detalle de su funcionamiento es preponderante para la toma de decisiones referentes al manejo del bosque. Esta investigación planteó determinar la relación existente de las especies cultivadas con algunas propiedades y características físicas y químicas del suelo, en la etapa de siembra. Para ello, 40 unidades de muestreo (suelo y vegetación se ubicaron en diferentes conucos Piaroa, en dos periodos distintos después de la quema. Con base en los datos de campo, se desarrolló un modelo para explicar la distribución espacial de cada una de las especies cultivadas a partir de las características edáficas. El modelo aplicado presentó distintas respuestas en función de las especies cultivadas por los indígenas. Sin embargo, explica la selección de micrositios para la siembra a través de las propiedades físicas del suelo, la distribución de la hojarasca y la distribución de la biomasa después de la tumba y quema en el conuco.

  1. Evaluation consolidated under Financial Group Banca Transilvania

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    Chebac Neculina

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available One of the components of prudence measures adopted by the competentauthorities with the regulation and supervision of financial markets at national andEuropean level is mandatory consolidation of accounts. Romania as member of theEuropean Union it harmonized national regulations with the European consolidation ofaccounts of companies. For the banks have been issued by the appropriate rules by theregulators authority, concerned by National Bank of Romania. In accordance withnational regulations, companies are required to prepare annual consolidated financialstatements may make such situations according to the regulations or accounting inaccordance with Directive VII of the European Economic Community, underInternational Financial Reporting Standards.

  2. Relações interdisciplinares entre a Ciência da Informação e a Ciência da Comunicação: uma análise a partir de citações, formação das bancas e palavras-chave das teses das áreas

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    João de Melo Maricato

    Full Text Available RESUMO Estuda relações interdisciplinares nas e entre as áreas de Ciência da Informação e da Ciência da Comunicação, discutindo as mudanças de paradigmas que têm acontecido nessas disciplinas. Analisa as relações interdisciplinares com métodos bibliométricos e cientométricos, especificamente análises de coocorrência e cocitação. Coletou-se dados de teses de 4 programas de pós-graduação brasileiros (10 teses de cada um dos programas e analisou-se relações entre as citações, entre a titulação da banca e entre as palavras-chave, com intuito de identificar coocorrências e, consequentemente, relações interdisciplinares nas e entre as duas áreas. Constatou-se que existem fortes relações quanto à análise de cocitação; grande variedade de formações dos membros das bancas e relativamente alta coocorrência destas entre as áreas, porém, mais intensas na área de Ciência da Informação e com mais interesse desta na área Ciência da Comunicação; não foram identificadas relações entre as duas áreas por meio da análise de coocorrência de palavras-chave. Conclui-se que ambas as áreas possuem características fortemente interdisciplinares, no entanto, são mais intensas da área de Ciência da Informação do que da Ciência da Comunicação, havendo mais interesse da primeira área na segunda.

  3. University Internationalization and University Autonomy

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    Turcan, Romeo V.; Gulieva, Valeria

    2016-01-01

    Turcan and Gulieva deepen our theoretical understanding of the process of university internationalisation by exploring the relationship between university internationalisation and university autonomy. They conjecture that the process of university internationalisation and its sustainability are d...

  4. University Rankings

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    Telichenko Valeriy Ivanovich

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The article gives the analysis of university rankings and defines the differences in evaluation methods and indicators of world ranking agencies, presents new approaches to making global rankings. It defines the position of MGSU in Russian universities TOP-100 ranking. University rankings are not simply information, but the evaluation instrument of quality of education, initiating the improvement of ranking position. It’s important for Russian Universities claiming for higher positions in the world rankings. MGSU position in universities ranking made the University administration consider thoroughly the University positioning in the system of higher education, in the categories of education and science and among possible employers of the university graduates.

  5. Effects of static-stretching and whole-body-vibration during warm-ups on bench-press kinematics in males and females college-aged. [Efectos de los estiramientos estáticos y vibraciones durante el calentamiento en los parámetros cinemáticos del press banca en hombres y mujeres estudiantes].

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    Esperanza Martín-Santana

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to examine the effects of different specific warm-up protocols including static stretching (SS and whole body vibrations (WBV on kinematics and number of repetitions during a bench press set to failure in physically active male and female subjects. A secondary purpose was to analyze the role of sex on the warm-up induced effects. 24 participants (13 females and 11 males were randomly assigned to complete 3 experimental conditions in a cross-over design: SS, WBV and SS+WBV. After each condition, participants performed one bench-press set to volitional exhaustion with a load equivalent to the 60% of one-repetition maximum (1RM. No significant differences (P>0.05 were observed in number of repetitions, mean and maximal accelerative portion (AP, mean and maximal velocity, and lifting velocity time-course pattern. Males showed significantly higher values regarding number of repetitions achieved and maximal and mean lifting velocity. However, regarding the percentage of the concentric phase in which barbell is accelerated, there were no sex differences. In conclusion, no relevant difference in kinematics variables can be shown when applying any of these three different warm-up protocols, these results may be useful when designing training programs. We recommend the protocol SS due to the cost-benefit relationship. Resumen El objetivo de este estudio fue examinar el efecto de diferentes protocolos de calentamiento incluyendo estiramientos estáticos (EE y vibraciones de cuerpo entero (WBV en variables cinemáticas y número de repeticiones completadas en una serie de press banca realizada hasta el fallo muscular, en hombres y mujeres físicamente activos. Un segundo objetivo fue analizar el papel de la variable sexo en los efectos inducidos por el calentamiento. 24 participantes (13 mujeres y 11 hombres completaron, de forma aleatoria, 3 condiciones experimentales con un diseño cruzado: EE, WBV, y EE+WBV. Al terminar cada protocolo de

  6. Percepciones venezolanas sobre la crisis de colombia.

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    Miriam Kornblith.

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the effects of the Colombian conflict in Venezuela and the perceptions of threat of the country's leading political actors regarding Colombia's security crisis. The author discusses the tangible consequences of the Colombian conflict in Venezuela. Second, the ways in which the security crisis has been perceived and politically maneuvered by the Venezuelan government is explored. Finally, the article traces the interaction been the securitization of security and defense issues in Venezuela, and perceptions about the Colombian security crisis and its effects.

  7. TELESUR y la Diplomacia Pública venezolana

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    Érico Matos

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La Diplomacia Pública es el conjunto de métodos aplicados tanto por gobiernos, como por individuos y grupos privados en la conducción de las relaciones internacionales que buscan influir positivamente en la imagen y percepción de un Estado sobre el público general de otro país. En un contexto internacional en el cual, el avance tecnológico y el proceso de globalización ha forzado la elaboración de nuevas estrategias de comunicación entre los Estados, este trabajo propone discutir los siguientes conceptos: Diplomacia Pública (Public Diplomacy, Diplomacia Mediática (Media Diplomacy a través del análisis del caso venezolano; Estado que ha aplicado el uso de tales métodos en la manera de conducir sus relaciones internacionales.

  8. TELESUR y la Diplomacia Pública venezolana

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    Anais das IV Jornadas Internacionais de Problemas Latino-Americanos: Lutas, Experiências e Debates na América Latina - ISBN 978-950-793-223-6 - Orgs. Paulo Renato da Silva ; Mario Ayala ; Fabricio Pereira da Silva ; Fernando José Martins Actualmente la seguridad nacional no depende más exclusivamente de las fuerzas armadas, como en el pasado, comunicarse pasó a ser una herramienta poderosa, que los Estados aprenderán a uti- lizar previamente al poder militar de facto. Eytan Gilboa...

  9. De la moneda metálica al billete de banco en Medellín y Bogotá (1871-1885: complementariedad y sustitución de medios de pago en un régimen de banca libre

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    Full Text Available El estudio de la circulación monetaria durante la llamada era de “banca libre” en Colombia (1865-1885 muestra patrones diferentes según las regiones. Este trabajo estudia la complementariedad y sustitución entre la moneda metálica acuñada legalmente y los billetes de bancos privados. Se pone en evidencia la existencia de mecanismos de sustitución entre monedas de oro y billetes bancarios para el caso de Antioquia, mientras que en el caso de Bogotá no se puede afirmar que la evidencia sea concluyente. El patrón de comportamiento de la acuñación de monedas de plata, por el contrario, muestra complementariedad con el billete de banco en ambas regiones. Este trabajo concluye que en Colombia se presentó una forma de Ley de Gresham particular. Se muestra evidencia que permitiría concluir que las diferenciasregionales en el funcionamiento de este mecanismo se deben a la especialización de la región de Medellín (estado de Antioquia como mayor productor y exportador de oro, de donde se puede inferir un mayor costo de oportunidad de la circulación de este metal y una tendencia a adoptar más fácilmente formas de moneda fiduciaria. Esto no es completamente cierto para Bogotá, cuya economía se especializa en agricultura, servicios comerciales y artesanado.

  10. Overseas Universities.

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    The following articles and reports are presented in this publication of "Overseas Universities:""Appropriate Technology and University Education," by John Twidell; "The Training of Engineering Staff for Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries," by D. W. Daniel, C. A. Leal, J. H. Maynes and T. Wilmore;…

  11. Influencia del fenómeno El Niño - La Niña / Oscilación Sur (ENOS y de la temperatura del Atlántico norte en los caudales del Río Caura, Guayana Venezolana

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    Jorge Paolini

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza 33 años (1971-2003 de una serie de tiempo de caudales con una estacionalidad muy marcada recolectada en la Cuenca del Río Caura. Esta cuenca es de vital importancia porque es una de las últimas regiones prístinas de la Guayana venezolana. Los datos provienen de tres estaciones hidrométricas ubicadas en la cuenca del Río Caura. Se analiza la influencia del fenómeno El Niño Oscilación Sur (ENOS y las anomalías de las temperaturas del océano Atlántico Tropical sobre los caudales del río. Para el análisis de las relaciones entre el fenómeno ENOS y la serie de caudales se utilizan los índices ONI y MEI. La exploración de las singularidades en los datos se realiza utilizando una segmentación de las series de tiempo basada en el índice ONI. La segmentación de la series de tiempo permite detectar relaciones específicas entre el caudal y cada una de las fases del fenómeno del Niño.

  12. Sustainable Universities

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    2011-01-01

    , has put a counter pressure on the university, forcing it to review its role as a driver for sustainable development. Today, universities and intergovernmental institutions have developed more than 31 SHE declarations, and more than 1400 universities have signed a SHE declaration globally. However....... Declarations tend to have impact on three trends. Firstly, there is emerging international consensus on the university’s role and function in relation to sustainable development; secondly, the emergence of national legislation, and thirdly, an emerging international competition to be leader in sustainable......Declarations on Sustainability in Higher Education (SHE) can be viewed as a piece of international regulation. Over the past 30 years research at universities has produced convincing data to warn about deterioration of the environment, resource scarcity and the need for sustainability. This in turn...

  13. USAID University

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    US Agency for International Development — USAID University is USAID's learning management system. Features include 1) Access online courses 2) Register for instructor-led courses 3)Access your student...

  14. Einstein's Universe.

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    Carlson, Eric; Wald, Robert

    1979-01-01

    Presents a guide to be used by students and teachers in conjunction with a television program about Einstein. Provides general information about special and general relativity, and the universe. Includes questions for discussion after each section and a bibliography. (MA)

  15. Undulant Universe

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    2004-12-01

    If the equation of state for ''dark energy'' varies periodically, the expansion of the Universe may have undergone alternating eras of acceleration and deceleration. We examine a specific form that survives existing observational tests, does not single out the present state of the Universe as exceptional, and suggests a future much like the matter-dominated past: a smooth expansion without a final inflationary epoch.

  16. University writing

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    Full Text Available Writing in the University is a basic necessity and a long-range educational purpose. One of the basic characteristics of the university context is that it requires writing both as a tool of communication and as a source of intellectual stimulation. After establishing the basic features of academic writing, this article analyzes the role of writing for students (writing to learn and for teachers (write to plan, to reflect, to document what has been done. The article also discusses the contributions of writing for both students and teachers together: writing to investigate. Finally, going beyond what writing is as academic tool, we conclude with a more playful and creative position: writing for pleasure and enjoyment.

  17. University physics

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    University Physics provides an authoritative treatment of physics. This book discusses the linear motion with constant acceleration; addition and subtraction of vectors; uniform circular motion and simple harmonic motion; and electrostatic energy of a charged capacitor. The behavior of materials in a non-uniform magnetic field; application of Kirchhoff's junction rule; Lorentz transformations; and Bernoulli's equation are also deliberated. This text likewise covers the speed of electromagnetic waves; origins of quantum physics; neutron activation analysis; and interference of light. This publi

  18. University lobbying

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    In the past year, an increasing number of individual academic institutions have lobbied in Congress for new science facilities funds thus circumventing the traditional peer review process of evaluating the merits of such facilities. As an attempt to stem this rising tide, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) governing council and the Association of American Universities (AAU) recently and independently issued strong statements condemning lobbying by individual universities and enthusiastically supporting the peer review system.“Informed peer judgments on the scientific merits of specific proposals, in open competition, should be a central element in the awarding of all federal funds for science,” the NAS resolution stated. AAU, meanwhile, implored “scientists, leaders of America's universities, and members of Congress” to “refrain from actions that would make scientific decisions a test of political influence rather than a judgment on the quality of the work to be done.” Roughly 50 research institutions constitute AAU; the two AAU Canadian members did not vote on the consortium's statement.

  19. Human universe

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    Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity. Clumps of atoms in a universe with more galaxies than people. And yet a human being is necessary for the question itself to exist, and the presence of a question in the universe - any question - is the most wonderful thing. Questions require minds, and minds bring meaning. What is meaning? I don't know, except that the universe and every pointless speck inside it means something to me. I am astonished by the existence of a single atom, and find my civilisation to be an outrageous imprint on reality. I don't understand it. Nobody does, but it makes me smile. This book asks questions about our origins, our destiny, and our place i...

  20. State, Bank and Agricultural Credit in Sinaloa and Sonora: The Banco de Sinaloa and Banco Agrícola Sonorense, 1933-1976 Estado, banca y crédito agrícola en Sinaloa y Sonora: El Banco de Sinaloa y el Banco Agrícola Sonorense, 1933-1976

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    Gustavo Aguilar Aguilar

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    facilidades de crédito para el desarrollo de la agricultura a través de la creación de bancos agrícolas oficiales y las facilidades para la constitución de bancos privados comerciales.Después de la desarticulación de la banca en México debido a la revolución, se avanzó con pasos firmes en la reestructuración del sistema bancario con la creación de una nueva legislación bancaria, la fundación del Banco de México y la Comisión Nacional Bancaria en 1924; Banco Nacional de Crédito Agrícola (1926, el Banco Nacional de Crédito Ejidal (1935, el Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (1937 y el Banco Nacional Agropecuario (1965, que dieron apoyo financiero a los pequeños agricultores y ejidatarios. Los principales agricultores de Sinaloa y Sonora en colaboración con el gobierno federal a través de la Comisión Monetaria y el Banco de México fundaron el Banco de Sinaloa y el Banco Agrícola Sonorense en 1933. Explicar el impacto que tuvieron estas instituciones financieras en el crédito agrícola de Sinaloa y Sonora será el objetivo central de este trabajo.

  1. Open University

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    1975-01-01

    Michel Pentz est née en Afrique du Sud et venu au Cern en 1957 comme physicien et président de l'associaion du personnel. Il est également fondateur du mouvement Antiapartheid de Genève et a participé à la fondation de l'Open University en Grande-Bretagne. Il nous parle des contextes pédagogiques, culturels et nationaux dans lesquels la méthode peut s'appliquer.

  2. Ian's Universe

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    Kogan, Bella

    Everyone has their own private universe. Ian's was immense and diverse. But there are two main parts that determined his world. One was of course PHYSICS. He was one of the rare breed for whom there was only one possible way of life. 10 years ago when his job prospects were bleak he was thinking of quitting physics and becoming a "taxi driver" which meant a financial analyst, a programmer, anything. For him all professions divided into two categories — physics and non-physics, a "taxi driver"…

  3. Geneva University

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    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENÈVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 13 May 2009 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17:00 – Stückelberg Auditorium Observing the extreme universe with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Prof. Olaf Reimer / Stanford University The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (FGST, formerly GLAST) is an international observatory-type satellite mission with a physics program spanning from gamma-ray astronomy to particle astrophysics and cosmology. FGST was launched on June 11, 2008 and is successfully conducting science observations of the high-energy gamma-ray sky since August 2008. A varienty of discoveries has been made already, including monitoring rapid blazar variability, the existence of GeV gamma-ray bursts, and numerous new gamma-ray sources of different types, including those belonging to previously unknown gamma-ray source classes like msPSRs, globula...

  4. Geneva University

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    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENÈVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Monday 9 March 2009 COLLOQUIUM at 17:00 – Stückelberg Auditorium Are We Descended From Heavy Neutrinos? Prof. Boris Kayser / Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Center, Geneva, Illinois, USA) Neutrinos are among the most abundant particles in the universe. The discovery that they have nonzero masses has raised a number of very interesting questions about them, and about their connections to other areas of physics and to cosmology. After briefly reviewing what has been learned about the neutrinos so far, we will identify the major open questions, explain why they are interesting, and discuss ideas and plans for answering them through future experiments. We will highlight a particularly intriguing question: Are neutrinos the key to understanding why the universe contains matter but almost no antimatter, making it s...

  5. Indipendenza della banca centrale, vigilanza bancaria e stabilita monetaria

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    D. MASCIANDARO

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    Full Text Available The overall conclusion of recent macroeconomic literature is that the existence of an independent central bank, which is responsible for monetary stability and increases monetary controls, in the long-term favours a non-inflationary trend in monetary aggregates, without creating negative repercussions on fiscal and real aggregates. The main limitation of this approach is that it does not examine in-depth the analysis of the interactions between the central bank and the banking system, if not considering the latter a passive transmission box of monetary policy. This paper, starting from a general interpretation of the theoretical results related to the relationship between central bank independence and monetary stability - in terms of objectives and instruments - aims to provide an initial contribution on the subject, in terms of theory and on that of comparative institutional analysis.  JEL Codes: E58 

  6. Cambios en el modelo de negocio de la banca

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    Rodríguez Cosío, Clara

    2017-01-01

    RESUMEN: El principal objetivo de este trabajo de fin de grado es analizar la situación actual en la que se encuentra el sistema financiero, el cual se ha visto obligado a cambiar drásticamente su modo de actuación. La crisis financiera y económica vivida recientemente ha hecho que se perjudique la imagen del sector, enfrentándose éste a varios y diferentes retos para volver a recuperar su credibilidad. Hablaremos en primer lugar del riesgo reputacional, riesgo que está abriéndose hueco en lo...

  7. La Banca Datis 'Tess' e la cultura musiva in Albania

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    Omari, E.

    2013-01-01

    Lo studio riportato in questo documento è parte di un progetto più ampio che mira a studiare e catalogo globale le mosaici conosciuti pavimenti e marciapiedi presenti nella moderna Albania. Questo documento riguarda il database chiamato TESS, che è, usato in questa ricerca per il censimento dei marciapiedi albanesi e si basa su tecnologie digitali di acquisizione dati in Beni Culturali. Essa permette di descrivere l'edificio e le camere dove si trovano mosaici, nonché per pr...

  8. Crédito, banca, competencia y crisis

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    José Francisco Reyes Durán

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El ensayo centra su exposición en seis aspectos fundamentales que son relevantes en la obra de Rudolph Hilferding. El primero de ellos, el concepto mismo del capital financiero, que en el libro tiene una expresión múltiple y central para explicar el capitalismo del siglo XX. Posteriormente, en el papel que el autor otorga al crédito, la tasa de interés y los niveles de inversión en todo el desempeño del proceso económico. En tercer lugar, el tema de la determinación del valor de la empresa individual y de la empresa accionaria y la importancia estratégica de esta última en los mercados financieros, tema central para el análisis de los mercados bursátiles de nuestros días. En cuarto lugar, la influencia del capital financiero en la estructura del mercado al limitar la libre competencia e impulsar la conformación de estructuras oligopólicas: cárteles y trust. En cuarto y quinto lugar, el funcionamiento del ciclo económico y, en él, la etapa de la crisis. Finalmente, en sexto lugar se explora el tema vigente en la actual crisis global de la exportación de capital y la lucha por el espacio económico.

  9. Geneva University

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    Ecole de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire 24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Monday 28 April 2008 PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM at 17.00 – Stückelberg Auditorium Gravity : an Emergent Perspective by Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan, Pune University Dean, Ganeshkhind, Pune, India I will motivate and describe a novel perspective in which gravity arises as an emergent phenomenon, somewhat like elasticity. This perspective throws light on several issues which are somewhat of a mystery in the conventional approach. Moreover it provides new insights on the dark energy problem. In fact, I will show that it is necessary to have such an alternative perspective in order to solve the cosmological constant problem.Information: http://theory.physics.unige.ch/~fiteo/seminars/COL/collist.html

  10. Geneva University

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    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENÈVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 18 November  2009 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17:00 – Stückelberg Auditorium Highlights of the European Strategy Workshop for Future Neutrino Physics Dr Ilias Efthymiopoulos, CERN   Seminar cancelled! Information Organizer : J.-S. Graulich Monday 7 December 2009 PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM at 17:00 – Stückelberg Auditorium Topological insulators and topological superconductors Professor Shoucheng Zhang Department of Physics, Stanford University, CA   Recently, a new class of topological states has been theoretically predicted and experimentally realized. The topological insulators have an insulating gap in the bulk, but have topologically protected edge or surface states due to the time reversal symmetry. In two dimensions the edge s...

  11. Geneva University

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    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENÈVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Monday 7 December 2009 PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM at 17:00 – Stückelberg Auditorium Topological insulators and topological superconductors Professor Shoucheng Zhang Department of Physics, Stanford University, CA   Recently, a new class of topological states has been theoretically predicted and experimentally realized. The topological insulators have an insulating gap in the bulk, but have topologically protected edge or surface states due to the time reversal symmetry. In two dimensions the edge states give rise to the quantum spin Hall (QSH) effect, in the absence of any external magnetic field. I shall review the theoretical prediction of the QSH state in HgTe/CdTe semiconductor quantum wells, and its recent experimental observation. The edge states of the QSH state supports fr...

  12. Geneva University

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    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENÈVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Lundi 6 avril 2009 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR àt 17:00 – Auditoire Stückelberg Hospital superbugs, nanomechanics and statistical physics Prof. Dr G. Aeppli / University College London The alarming growth of the antibiotic-resistant superbug, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is driving the development of new technologies to investigate antibiotics and their modes of action. We report silicon cantilever based studies of self-assembled monolayers of mucopeptides which model drug-sensitive and resistant bacterial walls. The underlying concepts needed to understand the measurements will simplify the design of cantilevers and coatings for biosensing and could even impact our understanding of drug action on bacteria themselves. (Une verrée en compagnie du conférencier sera offerte après le colloque.) Organizer : Prof. Markus Büttiker ...

  13. Geneva University

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    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENÈVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 25 March 2009 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17:00 – Stückelberg Auditorium Hunting for the Higgs with D0 at the Tevatron Prof. Gustaaf Brooijmans / Columbia University The search for the Higgs boson is one of the most important endeavors in current experimental particle physics. At the eve of the LHC start, the Tevatron is delivering record luminosity allowing both CDF and D0 to explore a new region of possible Higgs masses. In this seminar, the techniques used to search for the Higgs boson at the Tevatron will be explained, limiting factors will be examined, and the sensitivity in the various channels will be reviewed. The newly excluded values of the standard model Higgs mass will be presented. Information : http://dpnc.unige.ch/seminaire/annonce.html Organizer : J.-S. Graulich

  14. Geneva University

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    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENÈVE 4Tél: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 29 April 2009 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17:00 - Stückelberg Auditorium Search for spin-1 excited bosons at the LHC Mihail V. Chizhov (Physics Department, Sofia University, Bulgaria) I will discuss the resonance production of new type spin-1 excited bosons, Z*, at hadron colliders. They can be observed as a Breit-Wigner resonance peak in the invariant dilepton mass distribution in the same way as the well-known hypothetical gauge bosons, Z�. This makes them very interesting objects for early searches with the LHC first data. Moreover, they have unique signatures in transverse momentum and angular distributions, which allow to distinguish them from other resonances. Information : http://dpnc.unige.ch/seminaire/annonce.html Organizer: J.-S. Graulich

  15. Geneva University

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    Ecole de physique Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVE 4 Tel: (022) 379 62 73 Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 14 April 2010 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17.00 hrs – Stückelberg Auditorium Dark Matter and the XENON Experiment By Dr. Marc Schumann, Physik Institut, Universität Zürich There is convincing astrophysical and cosmological evidence that most of the matter in the Universe is dark: It is invisible in every band of the electromagnetic spectrum. Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are promising Dark Matter candidates that arise naturally in many theories beyond the Standard Model. Several experiments aim to directly detect WIMPs by measuring nuclear recoils from WIMPs scattered on target nuclei. In this talk, I will give an overview on Dark Matter and direct Dark Matter detection. Then I will focus on the XENON100 experiment, a 2-phase liquid/gas time projection chamber (TPC) that ...

  16. Universal algebra

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    Grätzer, George

    1979-01-01

    Universal Algebra, heralded as ". . . the standard reference in a field notorious for the lack of standardization . . .," has become the most authoritative, consistently relied on text in a field with applications in other branches of algebra and other fields such as combinatorics, geometry, and computer science. Each chapter is followed by an extensive list of exercises and problems. The "state of the art" account also includes new appendices (with contributions from B. Jónsson, R. Quackenbush, W. Taylor, and G. Wenzel) and a well-selected additional bibliography of over 1250 papers and books which makes this a fine work for students, instructors, and researchers in the field. "This book will certainly be, in the years to come, the basic reference to the subject." --- The American Mathematical Monthly (First Edition) "In this reviewer's opinion [the author] has more than succeeded in his aim. The problems at the end of each chapter are well-chosen; there are more than 650 of them. The book is especially sui...

  17. Manyfold universe

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    Arkani-Hamed, Nima; Dimopoulos, Savas; Kaloper, Nemanja; Dvali, Gia

    2000-12-01

    We propose that our world is a brane folded many times inside the sub-millimeter extra dimensions. The folding produces many connected parallel branes or folds with identical microphysics - a Manyfold. Nearby matter on other folds can be detected gravitationally as dark matter since the light it emits takes a long time to reach us traveling around the fold. Hence dark matter is microphysically identical to ordinary matter; it can dissipate and clump possibly forming dark replicas of ordinary stars which are good MACHO candidates. Its dissipation may lead to far more frequent occurrence of gravitational collapse and consequently to a significant enhancement in gravitational wave signals detectable by LIGO and LISA. Sterile neutrinos find a natural home on the other folds. Since the folded brane is not a BPS state, it gives a new geometric means for supersymmetry breaking in our world. It may also offer novel approach for the resolution of the cosmological horizon problem, although it still requires additional dynamics to solve the flatness problem. Although there are constraints from BBN, structure formation, the enormity of galactic halos and the absence of stars and globular clusters with a discernible dark matter component, we show that the model is consistent with current observational limits. It presents us with a new dark matter particle and a new framework for the evolution of structure in our universe.

  18. Geneva University

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    Ecole de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire 24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 29 October 2008 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17.00 – Stückelberg Auditorium Precision measurements of low-energy neutrino-nucleus interactions with the SciBooNE experiment at Fermilab by Dr Michel Sorel, IFIC (CSIC and University of Valencia) «Do all modern accelerator-based neutrino experiments need to make use of kiloton-scale detectors and decade-long exposure times? In order to study the full pattern of neutrino mixing via neutrino oscillation experiments, the answer is probably yes, together with powerful proton sources. Still, to push the sensitivity of future neutrino oscillation searches into unchartered territory, those are necessary, but not sufficient, ingredients. In addition, accurate knowledge of neutrino interactions and neutrino production is mandatory. This knowledge can be acquired via small-scale and short-term dedicated n...

  19. Geneva University

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    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 Genève 4 Tél. 022 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 14 October 2009 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17:00 – Stückelberg Auditorium Long-lived particle searches at colliders Dr. Philippe Mermod / Oxford University The discovery of exotic long-lived particles would address a number of important questions in modern physics such as the origin and composition of dark matter and the unification of the fundamental forces. This talk will focus on searches for long-lived charged massive particles, where "charged" refers to the magnetic, electric or colour charge. Previous searches at the LEP and Tevatron Colliders allowed to put mass and cross section limits on various kinds of long-lived particles, such as Magnetic Monopoles and metastable leptons and up-type quarks. The new energy regime made available at the LHC will probe physics regions well beyond these limits. F...

  20. The Learning University.

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    Patterson, Glenys

    1999-01-01

    As universities make cross-sectoral alliances, various models for integrating postsecondary education into universities arise: contract, brokerage, collaborative, validation, joint program, dual-sector institution, tertiary university, metaphoric, and federal. The integrated, comprehensive university is the learning university of the 21st century.…

  1. UN MODELO DE EDUCACIÓN UNIVERSITARIA PARA VENEZUELA EN EL MARCO DEL SOCIALISMO DEL SIGLO XXI (A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION MODEL FOR VENEZUELA IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SOCIALISM OF THE 21ST CENTURY

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    Pineda Miguel

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:El presente ensayo se basa en un análisis de la educación universitaria en el contexto socio-político de la realidad venezolana, en el período referencial es 2007-2013, centrado a partir de la promulgación de la Ley Orgánica de Educación (2009. Este estudio se desarrolló en la Unidad de Investigación de Análisis de Políticas Públicas y Desarrollo Socio-educativo de la Universidad de Carabobo. Tomando como referencias teóricas a E. Morin y J. Habermas, se desarrollan tres categorías presentes en la realidad de Venezuela: el Socialismo del Siglo XXI, el Estado Docente y la Autonomía Universitaria. El tratamiento metodológico parte del planteamiento de la premisa: el Nuevo Modelo de Educación Universitaria que está por construirse, se debe a la crisis del modelo cognitivo instrumental instituido en la Constitución de la República de Venezuela (1961, sus Leyes y Reglamentos. Al triangular las tres categorías se plantea, como valor agregado, concebir la educación a través de un proceso transdisciplinario, sustentado en una primera instancia por el ordenamiento jurídico que le dé concreción y sincronización en el tiempo y el movimiento. En el caso de la educación venezolana, se concluye que no se han producidos cambios significativos que nos indiquen que estamos en presencia de un nuevo modelo de educación. La educación universitaria sigue atada al modelo cognitivo instrumental, impidiendo cualquier cambio que desde su seno se pretenda impulsar, de manera que la nueva Ley de Educación Universitaria y el nuevo modelo de educación siguen diferido.Abstract: This essay is based on an analysis of the higher education in the context socio-political of the Venezuelan reality, in the reference period is 2007-2013, focused the promulgation of the organic law of education (2009. This study was developed in the research unit of analysis of public policies and development partner-education of the University of Carabobo. On

  2. Meanings regarding the use of alcohol in families of a venezuelan poor community Significados del consumo de alcohol en familias de una comunidad pobre venezolana Significados do consumo de álcool em famílias de uma comunidade pobre venezuelana

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    Carlos Onorio Castillo

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available This study is the result of an ethnographic research based on interpretative anthropology. It aims to interpret the meanings of alcohol misuse in families from a poor Venezuelan community. Twenty members from six families participated in the study. The results show differences between meanings children and parents held regarding alcohol consumption. Children held a more positive view, whereas mothers presented the lowest acceptation of alcohol consumption. Meanings were more convergent than divergent, which allowed the identification of the following units: excessive consumption, intoxication, and joy. The association of alcohol with parties and joy is the main motivation to drink and the main barrier to change drinking habits. Two units of meaning were identified: a continuum between normal and pathologic drinking; and concept of joy subordinated to alcohol consumption.Resultado de investigación etnográfica basada en la antropología interpretativa, este trabajo objetiva interpretar los significados del consumo de alcohol en familias de una comunidad pobre venezolana. Han sido investigadas seis familias, totalizando 20 participantes. Los resultados indican algunas distinciones entre padres, madres e hijos en la atribución de significados al consumo de alcohol, con una visión más valorativa en los hijos y menor aceptación entre las madres. Las convergencias de sentidos, más frecuentes que las diferencias, permitieron identificar las unidades de significación: el consumo excesivo, la borrachera, la alegría. En la asociación entre bebidas alcohólicas, alegría y fiesta está la principal motivación para beber y la principal fuente de resistencia a la modificación de conductas ante el alcohol. Los núcleos de significados identificados fueron: la existencia de un continuo entre el beber normal y patológico; una concepción de felicidad subordinada al consumo del alcohol.Resultado de pesquisa etnográfica, sob a ótica da antropologia

  3. The Global University Press

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    Dougherty, Peter J.

    2012-01-01

    The modern world's understanding of American university press has long been shaped by university-press books. American university-press books are good international advertisements for the universities whose logos grace their spines. The growth of transnational scholarship and the expansion of digital communications networks are converging in ways…

  4. Masks of the Universe

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    Harrison, Edward

    2011-11-01

    Preface; Introducing the masks; Part I. Worlds in the Making: 1. The magic Universe; 2. The mythic Universe; 3. The geometric Universe; 4. The medieval Universe; 5. The infinite Universe; 6. The mechanistic Universe; Part II. The Heart Divine: 7. Dance of the atoms and waves; 8. Fabric of space and time; 9. Nearer to the heart's desire; 10. The cosmic tide; 11. Do dreams ever come true?; Part III. The Cloud of Unknowing: 12. The witch universe; 13. The spear of Archytas; 14. All that is made; 15. The cloud of unknowing; 16. Learned ignorance.

  5. La doble ruptura del equilibrio dinámico de la frontera viva colombo-venezolana: nuevos perfiles demográficos e impacto en bienes colectivos colombianos; A dupla ruptura de equilibrio dinâmico da frontera viva colombo-venezuelana: novos perfis demográficos e impacto em bens coletivos colombianos; Double rupture of the dynamic balance of the colombo-venezuelan live border: new demographic profiles and impact on colombian public goods

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    admin Alvarado Araque

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Este texto presenta desde una perspectiva netamente teórica, las esperables consecuencias en la prestación de bienes y servicios colectivos que podría tener la actual coyuntura migratoria de la población venezolana hacia Colombia. Para esto, se describen las características que envuelven el proceso migratorio en particular y los perfiles migrantes, lo que permitiría entrever las posibles afectaciones sobre bienes colectivos, tales como: salud, educación y seguridad ciudadana. Palabras clave: migraciones, Venezuela, Colombia.   Resumo: Este texto apresenta desde uma perspectiva …, das esperadas consequências na prestação de bens e serviços coletivos que podem ter, a atual conjuntura migratória da população venezuelana até a Colômbia. Para isso, se descrevem as características que envolvem o proceso migratório em particular e os perfis migrantes, o que permitiría antever as possiveis consequências sobre bens coletivos, tais como: saúde, educação e segurança cidadã. Palavras-chaves: migração; Venezuela; Colômbia.   Abstract: This paper presents, from a purely theoretical perspective, the expected consequences in the provision of collective goods and services, that could happen in the current migratory situation of the Venezuelan population towards Colombia. In this way, we describe the characteristics that surround the migratory process in particular, and the migrant profiles, which would allow us to see the possible effects on collective goods, such as health, education and citizen security. Key words: Colombia, Venezuela, Migratory processes, Public goods.

  6. Dos momentos de la poesía venezolana

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    Darío Achury Valenzuela

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    Full Text Available Mariano Picón Salas en su libro Comprensión de Venezuela, anota el hecho de que en la historia literaria de su país, la poesía siempre ha marchado a la zaga de la prosa. Don Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo, en su Historia de la poesía Hispanoamericana, alcanza apenas a reseñar la desigual y no muy calificada producción de una veintena de poetas venezolanos, abarcando un período que viene desde la capitanía general hasta las postrimerías de la centuria décimonona.

  7. El último intento golpista en la coyuntura venezolana

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    María Luisa RAMOS

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El último intento de golpe de Estado en Venezuela puso de manifiesto una vez más la profunda crisis que sufre el sistema político. A traves del análisis de desarrollo de los acontecimientos y de los factores políticos y sociales que lo hicieron posible, la autora señala finalmente las posibles consecuencias que para el sistema ha podido tener este grave episodio.ABSTRACT: The last attempt of coup d'etat in Venezuela exposed one more time the profund crisis of the Venezuelan political system. Through the analysis of the events and the political and social factors which made possible the coup, the author shows finally the possible consequences for the whole system.

  8. Los carnavales de El Callao, patrimonio de la cultura venezolana

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    Mercedes Cuesta Dublín

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es el resultado de una investigación realizada en el acervo de la cultura popular tradicional del municipio El Callao del estado Bolívar en Venezuela. A través del estudio de la historia local, la vida cotidiana del callaoense y el quehacer artístico-cultural de la región ha sido posible profundizar en la memoria cultural, y las expresiones propias del municipio al abundarse sobre elementos propios de su identidad cultural, única en Venezuela.  Con  estas indagaciones hemos  querido contribuir al mayor conocimiento de las raíces identitarias del Callao así como a la preservación de un patrimonio insuficientemente conocido y divulgado.

  9. Lectura crítica: tres experiencias venezolanas

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    Adolfo Herrera E.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Las tres experiencias seleccionadas tienen que ver con la difusión de mensajes, lo que las introduce en un mecanismo de amplio espectro informativo, y esto podría llamarse el ingrediente popular.

  10. La voz de la diáspora venezolana

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    Fernández-Merino, Mireya (UNIR)

    2016-01-01

    Venezuela ha sido durante mucho tiempo un país receptor de migración. Ya en el siglo XIX, pocos decenios después de la fundación de la república, se establecieron familias alemanas cerca de la capital y fundaron la Colonia Tovar, representación en pequeño de la arquitectura y la cultura del pueblo germano, conocido lugar de visita de caraqueños y turistas durante los fines de semana. En el año 1938, se creó el Instituto de la Inmigración y se promovieron ...

  11. The Alien University

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    Bengtsen, Søren Smedegaard

    2018-01-01

    - they are alien. The conditions of universities today is not one of crisis and upheaval, as with the postmodern universities, it is one of night travel and exile. The alien university leaves behind the epistemological skirmishes of the postmodern university with all its rhetoric and knowledge activism. Thinking...... in the alien university is a move into a whirlpool of nothingness, a “nocturnal space”, where “[d]arkness fills it like a content; it is full, but full of the nothingness of everything.” (Levinas, 2001, p.53). In the alien university thinking is not situated, and instead of rhizomes, and assemblages of thought......, there is merely an imposing and nightly “swarming of points.” (ibid.). There is no place for the alien university, and exactly this exile of thought makes possible the move beyond postmodernism and the mentality of political crisis. The alien university is not in the future as such, but it is not entirely...

  12. Universities metaranking. Positioning of the Spanish universities

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    Teodoro Luque-Martínez

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available This study proposes the elaboration of a meta-ranking, including the 14 Spanish universities which appear in at least four of the five global rankings considered in this study, that are some of the world’s most influential. It is necessary to differentiate between research rakings that use bibliometric data and rankings that take into account other aspects and other forms of data collection, basically based on surveys. Spanish universities attain better positions in the first group. The investigation highlighted that the higher weaknesses we can find are in the internationalization, the reputation or in the student-teacher ratio. The one exception is for universities that stand out in the two dimensions. Regarding the outcome, there is an evident need for a greater internationalisation, to improve the reputation of the higher education institutions and to enhance the international visibility of the Spanish universities.

  13. Gambling with the Universe

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    Hawking, Stephen

    2002-05-01

    This is an excerpt from Stephen Hawking's book The Universe in a Nutshell. Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, were able to show that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity implied that the universe and time itself must have had a beginning in a tremendous explosion. The discovery of the expansion of the universe is one of the great intellectual revolutions of the twentieth century.

  14. Inflation in the Universe

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    Barrow, J.D.; California Univ., Berkeley; Turner, M.S.; Chicago Univ., IL

    1981-01-01

    The problems of explaining the observed isotropy, homogeneity, flatness and specific entropy of the Universe are discussed in the context of an inflationary Universe which has recently been suggested. It is shown that the isotropy cannot be ignored as a Universe with a large amount of anisotropy will not undergo the inflationary phase. A Universe with only moderate anistropy will undergo inflation and will be rapidly isotropized. (U.K.)

  15. Motivating University Researchers

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    Hendriks, P.H.J.; Alves de Sousa, C.A.

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents an empirical investigation into how universities approach the need and means for motivating university researchers through their management practices. The role of work motivation for this group deserves attention because pressures from outside and within the universities are said

  16. What Are Good Universities?

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    Connell, Raewyn

    2016-01-01

    This paper considers how we can arrive at a concept of the good university. It begins with ideas expressed by Australian Vice-Chancellors and in the "league tables" for universities, which essentially reproduce existing privilege. It then considers definitions of the good university via wish lists, classic texts, horror lists, structural…

  17. Establishing a University Foundation.

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    Lemish, Donald L.

    A handbook on how to establish a university foundation is presented. It presupposes that a foundation will be used as the umbrella organization for receiving all private gifts, restricted and unrestricted, for the benefit of a public college or university; and hence it chiefly addresses readers from public colleges and universities. Information is…

  18. Universal Precautions: A Review

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    Methodology: A review of the literature on universal precaution's using Medline and. Google search engine was done. Thirty six scientific publications on universal precautions and standard precautions were reviewed and summarized. Conclusion: Universal precautions should be used whenever there may be occupational.

  19. Situated University, Situated Writing

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    Feldman, Ann M.

    2009-01-01

    This article argues that teaching as a situated, civic activity must be a core intellectual activity in the engaged metropolitan university. Situated writing provides the key pedagogy for the Chicago Civic Leadership Certificate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, an engaged public research university. The role of writing, or…

  20. A Universal Reactive Machine

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    Andersen, Henrik Reif; Mørk, Simon; Sørensen, Morten U.

    1997-01-01

    Turing showed the existence of a model universal for the set of Turing machines in the sense that given an encoding of any Turing machine asinput the universal Turing machine simulates it. We introduce the concept of universality for reactive systems and construct a CCS processuniversal...

  1. Hybrid Universities in Malaysia

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    Lee, Molly; Wan, Chang Da; Sirat, Morshidi

    2017-01-01

    Are Asian universities different from those in Western countries? Premised on the hypothesis that Asian universities are different because of hybridization between Western academic models and local traditional cultures, this paper investigates the hybrid characteristics in Malaysian universities resulting from interaction between contemporary…

  2. Universities do more

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    Hendricks, Vincent Fella

    2014-01-01

    In the public eye, universities are typically acknowledged for providing two kinds of services: education and research. But universities do much more—and with a long shelf life, too. Universities also promote classic virtues like to seize the day—carpe diem; dare to know—sapere aude; the value...

  3. Greek Universities: An Overview.

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    Carmas, C. A.

    1988-01-01

    Aspects of Greek universities discussed include: current supply and demand for higher education, locus of decision-making under the new university organization, public finance, the state of academic and financial independence, and current issues of debate, including graduate study, research, and the recognition of private universities by the…

  4. Origin(?) of the Universe

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    SERIES I ARTICLE. Origin(?) of the Universe. 6. Present Challenges in Cosmology. Jayant V Narlikar, Director,. Inter·University Centre for Astronomy and. Astrophysics, works on action at a distance in physics, new theories of gravitation and new models of the universe. He has made strong efforts to promote teaching and.

  5. Private Universities in Japan.

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    Akira, Ninomiya

    The historical development of private universities in Japan is traced, with special attention to the Imperial Ordinance of University of 1918, and postwar developments. The present state of private universities is examined, considering especially their role in national education, finances and financial support, and public support of the…

  6. Universities That Litigate Patents

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    Rooksby, Jacob H.

    2012-01-01

    American research universities frequently obtain and license patents to their faculty members' inventions. While university licensing is carefully tracked and thoroughly studied, little is known about university decisions to assertively litigate their patents through filing patent infringement lawsuits in federal court. Which universities…

  7. The expanding universe

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    Lew, Kristi

    2011-01-01

    People have always been fascinated with the stars above and the universe that contains them. Over the years, astronomers have developed numerous theories to explain how the universe began, how it works, and what its ultimate fate will be. But all of the scientists' questions are far from answered. The Expanding Universe goes beyond the creation of the universe to explain how scientists think the universe works, grows, and changes, including what great thinkers Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein had to say about its fate. Readers will also learn about how researchers are slowly shedding light on

  8. The inflationary universe

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    Guth, A.; Steinhardt, P.

    1993-01-01

    According to the inflationary model, the universe had a brief period of extraordinary rapid expansion, or inflation, during which its diameter increased by a factor at least 10 25 times larger (and perhaps much larger still) than had been previously thought. All the matter and energy in the universe could have been created from virtually nothing. Features of this article are: comparison of standard and inflationary modes, the horizon problem, the geometry of the universe, spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism (energy density of the Higgs fields), the flatness problem, the new inflationary universe (new Higgs fields and false vacuum), conserved quantities in the universe. 12 figs., 11 refs

  9. A lightweight universe?

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    Bahcall, Neta A.; Fan, Xiaohui

    1998-01-01

    How much matter is there in the universe? Does the universe have the critical density needed to stop its expansion, or is the universe underweight and destined to expand forever? We show that several independent measures, especially those utilizing the largest bound systems known—clusters of galaxies—all indicate that the mass-density of the universe is insufficient to halt the expansion. A promising new method, the evolution of the number density of clusters with time, provides the most powerful indication so far that the universe has a subcritical density. We show that different techniques reveal a consistent picture of a lightweight universe with only ∼20–30% of the critical density. Thus, the universe may expand forever. PMID:9600898

  10. On universal quantum dimensions

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    R.L. Mkrtchyan

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available We represent in the universal form restricted one-instanton partition function of supersymmetric Yang–Mills theory. It is based on the derivation of universal expressions for quantum dimensions (universal characters of Cartan powers of adjoint and some other series of irreps of simple Lie algebras. These formulae also provide a proof of formulae for universal quantum dimensions for low-dimensional representations, needed in derivation of universal knot polynomials (i.e. colored Wilson averages of Chern–Simons theory on 3d sphere. As a check of the (complicated formulae for universal quantum dimensions we prove numerically Deligne's hypothesis on universal characters for symmetric cube of adjoint representation.

  11. Universities scale like cities.

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    van Raan, Anthony F J

    2013-01-01

    Recent studies of urban scaling show that important socioeconomic city characteristics such as wealth and innovation capacity exhibit a nonlinear, particularly a power law scaling with population size. These nonlinear effects are common to all cities, with similar power law exponents. These findings mean that the larger the city, the more disproportionally they are places of wealth and innovation. Local properties of cities cause a deviation from the expected behavior as predicted by the power law scaling. In this paper we demonstrate that universities show a similar behavior as cities in the distribution of the 'gross university income' in terms of total number of citations over 'size' in terms of total number of publications. Moreover, the power law exponents for university scaling are comparable to those for urban scaling. We find that deviations from the expected behavior can indeed be explained by specific local properties of universities, particularly the field-specific composition of a university, and its quality in terms of field-normalized citation impact. By studying both the set of the 500 largest universities worldwide and a specific subset of these 500 universities--the top-100 European universities--we are also able to distinguish between properties of universities with as well as without selection of one specific local property, the quality of a university in terms of its average field-normalized citation impact. It also reveals an interesting observation concerning the working of a crucial property in networked systems, preferential attachment.

  12. Universities scale like cities.

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    Anthony F J van Raan

    Full Text Available Recent studies of urban scaling show that important socioeconomic city characteristics such as wealth and innovation capacity exhibit a nonlinear, particularly a power law scaling with population size. These nonlinear effects are common to all cities, with similar power law exponents. These findings mean that the larger the city, the more disproportionally they are places of wealth and innovation. Local properties of cities cause a deviation from the expected behavior as predicted by the power law scaling. In this paper we demonstrate that universities show a similar behavior as cities in the distribution of the 'gross university income' in terms of total number of citations over 'size' in terms of total number of publications. Moreover, the power law exponents for university scaling are comparable to those for urban scaling. We find that deviations from the expected behavior can indeed be explained by specific local properties of universities, particularly the field-specific composition of a university, and its quality in terms of field-normalized citation impact. By studying both the set of the 500 largest universities worldwide and a specific subset of these 500 universities--the top-100 European universities--we are also able to distinguish between properties of universities with as well as without selection of one specific local property, the quality of a university in terms of its average field-normalized citation impact. It also reveals an interesting observation concerning the working of a crucial property in networked systems, preferential attachment.

  13. Rectors of European universities

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    2003-01-01

    Several rectors of European universities visited CERN recently while in Geneva for a conference on coordination between their institutions. The visit began with a welcome by Roger Cashmore, CERN Director of Collider Programmes,and continued with tours of CMS, ALICE and the LHC magnet assembly hall. Photos 01, 02: The visitors in the ALICE assembly hall: (left to right) Dr. Raymond Werlen, Deputy Secretary-General of the Conference of Rectors of Swiss Universities; visit guide Prof. Alain Blondel, Department of Nuclear and Corpuscular Physics, University of Geneva; Prof. Adriano Pimpão, Rector of the University of Algarve, President of the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities; Prof. Jean-Pierre Finance, Conference of University Presidents, France; Prof. Jean-Paul Lehners, Vice-President of the Centre Universitaire, Luxemburg.

  14. Diferencias entre la hemoglobina observada y estimada por hematocrito y su importancia en el diagnóstico de anemia en población costera venezolana: análisis del segundo estudio nacional de crecimiento y desarrollo humano (SENACREDH Differences between observed and estimated by hematocrit hemoglobin and its relevance in the diagnosis of anemia among coastal population in Venezuela: analysis of the second national study of human growth and development (SENACREDH

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    Jessica Flores-Torres

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Evaluar las diferencias entre el valor de hemoglobina observada y el valor estimado a partir del hematocrito en el marco del Segundo Estudio Nacional de Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humano de la Población Venezolana (SENACREDH en el eje centro norte costero del país. Materiales y métodos. Por medio de un muestreo probabilístico multietápico por conglomerados se seleccionó un total de 6004 sujetos que representan 7 286 781 habitantes del eje Centro Norte Costero (Vargas, Carabobo, Distrito Capital, Aragua y Miranda. Se compararon medias de la hemoglobina observada y hemoglobina estimada (hematocrito/3, usando la prueba t para muestras relacionadas. Se realizaron regresiones lineales entre hemoglobina observada y hematocrito. Resultados. Se observó que el promedio de las diferencias entre la asignadas a la hemoglobina observada y la estimada por el hematocrito fue de -0,3446 ± 0,0002 (pObjectives. To evaluate the differences between the observed hemoglobin levels and those estimated based on hematocrit in the context of the 2nd National Study of Human Growth and Development of the Venezuelan Population (SENACREDH. Materials and methods. 6,004 individuals were chosen by a probabilistic multistage cluster sampling representing 7,286,781 inhabitants from North Central Coastal area (Vargas, Carabobo, Capital District, Aragua and Miranda. Means of observed and estimated hemoglobin (hematocrit/3 were compared, using t test for related samples and linear regression. Results. Mean difference between the values of observed and estimated hemoglobin was -0.3446 ±0.0002 (p<0.001; significantly overestimating the hemoglobin values. Regression models of hemoglobin on hematocrit showed an r2=0,87. In order to correct the estimation, we propose a new formula for calculating hemoglobin based on haematocrit values: estimated hemoglobin=(Haematocrit/3.135+ 0.257. Conclusions: There is an overestimation of hemoglobin levels from hematocrit levels and

  15. Geometry of the Universe

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    Gurevich, L.Eh.; Gliner, Eh.B.

    1978-01-01

    Problems of investigating the Universe space-time geometry are described on a popular level. Immediate space-time geometries, corresponding to three cosmologic models are considered. Space-time geometry of a closed model is the spherical Riemann geonetry, of an open model - is the Lobachevskij geometry; and of a plane model - is the Euclidean geometry. The Universe real geometry in the contemporary epoch of development is based on the data testifying to the fact that the Universe is infinitely expanding

  16. The Universal Recommender

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    Kunegis, Jérôme; Said, Alan; Umbrath, Winfried

    2009-01-01

    We describe the Universal Recommender, a recommender system for semantic datasets that generalizes domain-specific recommenders such as content-based, collaborative, social, bibliographic, lexicographic, hybrid and other recommenders. In contrast to existing recommender systems, the Universal Recommender applies to any dataset that allows a semantic representation. We describe the scalable three-stage architecture of the Universal Recommender and its application to Internet Protocol Televisio...

  17. The European University Landscape

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    Daraio, Cinzia; Bonaccorsi, Andrea; Geuna, Aldo

    2011-01-01

    This paper provides a new and systematic characterization of 488 universities, from 11 European countries: Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and UK. Using micro indicators built on the integrated Aquameth database, we characterize the Euro...... the European university landscape according to the following dimensions: history/foundation of university, dynamics of growth, specialization pattern, subject mix, funding composition, offer profile and productivity....

  18. Drexel University: College and University Computing Environment.

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    CAUSE/EFFECT, 1985

    1985-01-01

    In the fall of 1982 Drexel became one of the first universities to introduce a formal microcomputer requirement by announcing that in September 1983 every entering student would need access to a microcomputer. The heart of the microcomputing program is Apple Computer's Macintosh. The microcomputing program is described. (MLW)

  19. Imagining the Future University

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    Bengtsen, Søren Smedegaard; Barnett, Ronald

    'Imagining the Future University' is a special issue in the journal Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, published by Peter Lang. Editor in Chief of the journal is John Petrovic, University of Alabama. The speciale issue is edited by Søren Bengtsen and Ronald Barnett.......'Imagining the Future University' is a special issue in the journal Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, published by Peter Lang. Editor in Chief of the journal is John Petrovic, University of Alabama. The speciale issue is edited by Søren Bengtsen and Ronald Barnett....

  20. Mathematics at University

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    Winsløw, Carl

    2015-01-01

    Mathematics is studied in universities by a large number of students. At the same time it is a field of research for a (smaller) number of university teachers. What relations, if any, exist between university research and teaching of mathematics? Can research “support” teaching? What research...... and what teaching? In this presentation we propose a theoretical framework to study these questions more precisely, based on the anthropological theory of didactics. As a main application, the links between the practices of mathematical research and university mathematics teaching are examined...

  1. Knowledge and the University

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    Barnett, Ronald; Bengtsen, Søren Smedegaard

    What role does knowledge play in universities today? In a post-truth era, and an age of alternative facts, what legitimacy does the university have today as the institution that creates and safeguards knowledge on the highest level? Knowledge has long been heralded as the central concept for the ......What role does knowledge play in universities today? In a post-truth era, and an age of alternative facts, what legitimacy does the university have today as the institution that creates and safeguards knowledge on the highest level? Knowledge has long been heralded as the central concept...

  2. University of Washington

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The theme of the University of Washington based Center for Child Environmental Health Risks Research (CHC) is understanding the biochemical, molecular and exposure...

  3. University Performance Management

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    quantitative measurement systems for resource allocation and performance evaluation. Compared to other countries the changes in performance measurements and governance of the Danish universities are radical and the Minister of Science heralded them as "the greatest change in university management since...

  4. Universality or Specialisation?

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    Allies, Christian; Troquet, Michel

    2004-01-01

    Trade globalisation is beginning to affect universities worldwide. In response to this outside pressure, institutions have become more geared to gaining international repute through research than to maintaining their reputation at home for the quality of their teaching. As a result of this focus on research, French universities, for example, are…

  5. Universal Symbols and Cartography.

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    Modley, Rudolf

    The broad use of maps by non-cartographers imposes on the cartographer the burden to make maps not only accurate, but to use symbols which make map-reading easier for the public. The latter requirement implies a need for universal symbols. Although there are no universal symbols today (letters, words, and figures, to a lesser extent, are dependent…

  6. The Pacific University Alliance

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    Peddicord, K.L.; Graham, J.A.

    1996-01-01

    The Pacific University Alliance represents a partnership between universities from the Pacific Rim countries in North America and Asia with international companies in the field of nuclear technology. This partnership builds on a strong academic base to address 'world problems' and to prepare students to meet the challenges for the global nuclear industry of the 21st century. (author)

  7. Talent Management for Universities

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    Bradley, Andrew P.

    2016-01-01

    This paper explores human resource management practices in the university sector with a specific focus on talent pools and talent management more generally. The paper defines talent management in the context of the university sector and then explores its interdependence with organisational strategy, the metrics used to measure academic performance…

  8. Universities and National Laboratories

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    which have recently marred the happy university life in India are largely the outcome of a sense of frustration ... ruthless suppression of a strike or emphatic refusal to accede to the students' demand,. Excerpts from the .... in most branches of science, it is not necessary for universities to undertake advanced work in science.

  9. Universality in heterogeneous catalysis

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    Nørskov, Jens Kehlet; Pedersen, Thomas Bligaard; Logadottir, Ashildur

    2002-01-01

    Based on an extensive set of density functional theory calculations it is shown that for a class of catalytic reactions there is a universal, reactant independent relation between the reaction activation energy and the stability of reaction intermediates. This leads directly to a universal relati...

  10. Origin (?) of the Universe

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    to promote teaching and research in astronomy in the universities and also writes extensively in. English and Marathi for a wider audience on science and other topics. This six-part series will cover: 1. Historical Back- ground. 2. The Expanding. Universe. 3. The Big Bang. 4. The First Three ·Minutes. 5. Observational Cosmol ...

  11. Marketing University Outreach Programs.

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    Foster, Ralph S., Jr., Ed.; And Others

    A collection of 12 essays and model program descriptions addresses issues in the marketing of university extension, outreach, and distance education programs. They include: (1) "Marketing and University Outreach: Parallel Processes" (William I. Sauser, Jr. and others); (2) "Segmenting and Targeting the Organizational Market"…

  12. Universe of constant

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    Yongquan, Han

    2016-10-01

    The ideal gas state equation is not applicable to ordinary gas, it should be applied to the Electromagnetic ``gas'' that is applied to the radiation, the radiation should be the ultimate state of matter changes or initial state, the universe is filled with radiation. That is, the ideal gas equation of state is suitable for the Singular point and the universe. Maybe someone consider that, there is no vessel can accommodate radiation, it is because the Ordinary container is too small to accommodate, if the radius of your container is the distance that Light through an hour, would you still think it can't accommodates radiation? Modern scientific determinate that the radius of the universe now is about 1027 m, assuming that the universe is a sphere whose volume is approximately: V = 4.19 × 1081 cubic meters, the temperature radiation of the universe (cosmic microwave background radiation temperature of the universe, should be the closest the average temperature of the universe) T = 3.15k, radiation pressure P = 5 × 10-6 N / m 2, according to the law of ideal gas state equation, PV / T = constant = 6 × 1075, the value of this constant is the universe, The singular point should also equal to the constant Author: hanyongquan

  13. Reeducation at Heidelberg University.

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    Giles, Geoffrey J.

    1997-01-01

    Utilizes German archival records to illuminate crucial post-war events at Heidelberg University. The university became the focal point of attempts to define the theoretical and practical meaning of "geistige Umerziehung" (spiritual reeducation). Discusses the conflict between U.S. authorities and such esteemed German scholars as Karl…

  14. Universal Playground Design.

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    Ensign, Arselia, Ed.

    1993-01-01

    This publication presents principles of universal playgrounds, designed to maximize accessibility for all children, with and without disabilities. First, the rationale for the universal playground is given including the importance of play and the value of integration. Next current guidelines for playground design are discussed including safety,…

  15. University-industry interaction

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    Groen, Arend J.; van der Sijde, Peter

    2002-01-01

    This book addresses the question of how to organise university-industry interaction. The objective was to identify best practices and to gain insight into the conditions necessary for optimal knowledge and technology transfer from universities to industry, in particular small and medium-sized

  16. The deep universe

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    Sandage, AR; Longair, MS

    1995-01-01

    Discusses the concept of the deep universe from two conflicting theoretical viewpoints: firstly as a theory embracing the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the present; and secondly through observations gleaned over the years on stars, galaxies and clusters.

  17. Understanding University Technology Transfer

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    Association of American Universities, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Federal government agencies provide about $33 billion a year to universities to conduct scientific research. That continuing investment expands human knowledge and helps educate the next generation of science and technology leaders. New discoveries from university research also form the basis for many new products and processes that benefit the…

  18. The rotating universe

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    Ruben, G.; Treder, H.J.

    1987-01-01

    For a long time the question whether the universe rotates or not is discussed. Aspects of Huygens, Newton, Mach and other important historical scientists in this field are reported. The investigations of the mathematician Kurt Groedel in order to prove the rotation of the universe are illustrated. Kurt Groedel has shown that Einstein's gravitational equations of general relativity theory and the cosmological postulate of global homogeneity of cosmic matter (that is the Copernical principle) are not contradictionary to a rotating universe. Abberation measurements, position determination by means of radiointerferometry and methods for the determination of the rotation of the universe from the isotropy of the background radiation are presented. From these experiments it can be concluded that the universe seems not to rotate as already Einstein expected

  19. The university with conditions

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    José María Ripalda Crespo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The model of the national university is being substituted by that of the global university. At the same time, new dogmas that appear with economic labels are being imposed. All this is accompanied by important cultural changes. The Spanish university was one of the instances that was taken care of by the post-Francoist regime. Now, this regime feels strong against it, and on the other hand this university – as the whole of the productive structure – requires a reform. It is not expected that this reform will go in the direction of the university having more social presence, but rather more presence of companies. It is neither expected that it will imply more internal democracy, but more discipline. All resistance or alternative has to take into account the new situation and join the still dispersed forces that still have, however, a constitutive capacity.

  20. General Topology of the Universe

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    Pandya, Aalok

    2002-01-01

    General topology of the universe is descibed. It is concluded that topology of the present universe is greater or stronger than the topology of the universe in the past and topology of the future universe will be stronger or greater than the present topology of the universe. Consequently, the universe remains unbounded.

  1. Consciousness in the Universe

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    Khalil Chamcham

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available So far we can identify at least three concepts within modern cosmology that bring into debate the question of consciousness in the universe: 1 Fine Tuning; 2 The Anthropic Principle and 3 The Multiverse. This does not exclude the question of the role of observer (i.e. consciousness in cosmology as developed within Quantum Physics: we observe the universe through quanta and any breakthrough in understanding the origin and nature of the universe will come only through a quantum theory of gravity […

  2. Universal (Global Evolutionism

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    Arkady Ursul

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available In this article investigate a general scientific concept of a global (universal evolution, in which selforganization of the material systems acts as a common ground and a permanent process of progressive development in the visible Universe. The main problem of research of this type of evolution is seen as a superhighway trajectory of evolutionary processes in the Universe, in which there is a continuous selforganization of the material systems, ranging from the Big Bang and to the social level of evolution, which may have an indefinite continuation of society and nature

  3. Possible physical universes

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    Gordon McCabe

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to discuss the various types of physical universe which could exist according to modern mathematical physics. The paper begins with an introduction that approaches the question from the viewpoint of ontic structural realism. Section 2 takes the case of the 'multiverse' of spatially homogeneous universes, and analyses the famous Collins-Hawking argument, which purports to show that our own universe is a very special member of this collection. Section 3 considers the multiverse of all solutions to the Einstein field equations, and continues the discussion of whether the notions of special and typical can be defined within such a collection.

  4. University-industry alliances

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    Phillips, D. I.

    1992-01-01

    From its inception, the Roundtable has focused attention on university-industry alliances at both the broad and specific levels. The Roundtable has just started a project on Intellectual Property and Licensing Arrangements in University-Industry Cooperative Research. The objective is to provide scenarios and contract language for the contentious issues that arise in negotiating agreements. In addition, the Roundtable will continue its discussions on the general topic of university-industry alliances with the objective of identifying ways to increase the effectiveness of these relationships. This paper will review the major ideas emerging from these two activities

  5. Interaction university and school

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    Gionara Tauchen

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Considering that the interaction between universities and middle schools is fundamental for organization and the qualification of the education system, we conducted a qualitative study on twenty public municipal schools of Rio Grande, RS, designed to investigate and understand the effectiveness of university activities (teaching, research and extension in regard to the promotion and strengthening of the interactions between these institutions. We highlight the activities related to Pibid, the Education Observatory, extension, supervised internships, and to undergraduate and postgraduate research. From comprehensions about these activities, we discuss the interaction between school and university.

  6. Universities and Epistemology

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    Barnett, Ronald; Bengtsen, Søren Smedegaard

    2017-01-01

    This paper examines the relation between epistemology and higher education. We shall start by briefly examining three classical texts on the understanding of knowledge at universities, as well as noting some others, and go on to sketch a version of our own. Our argument is as follows: the world...... of the relationship between the university, on the one hand, and knowledge and truth on the other hand. To the contrary, we argue for what we term an ecological perspective on knowledge, with the concept of ecology being treated in the most generous way, partly as a way of rethinking the university into the future...

  7. The intelligent Universe

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    Hoyle, F.

    1983-01-01

    The subject is covered in chapters, entitled: chance and the universe (synthesis of proteins; the 'primordial soup'); the gospel according to Darwin (discussion of Darwin theory of evolution); life did not originate on earth (fossils from space; life in space); the interstellar connection (living dust between the stars; bacteria in space falling to the earth; interplanetary dust); evolution by cosmic control (microorganisms; genetics); why aren't the others here (a cosmic origin of life); after the big bang (big bang and steady state); the information rich universe; what is intelligence up to; the intelligent universe. (U.K.)

  8. ULTRA: Universal Grammar as a Universal Parser.

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    Medeiros, David P

    2018-01-01

    A central concern of generative grammar is the relationship between hierarchy and word order, traditionally understood as two dimensions of a single syntactic representation. A related concern is directionality in the grammar. Traditional approaches posit process-neutral grammars, embodying knowledge of language, put to use with infinite facility both for production and comprehension. This has crystallized in the view of Merge as the central property of syntax, perhaps its only novel feature. A growing number of approaches explore grammars with different directionalities, often with more direct connections to performance mechanisms. This paper describes a novel model of universal grammar as a one-directional, universal parser. Mismatch between word order and interpretation order is pervasive in comprehension; in the present model, word order is language-particular and interpretation order (i.e., hierarchy) is universal. These orders are not two dimensions of a unified abstract object (e.g., precedence and dominance in a single tree); rather, both are temporal sequences, and UG is an invariant real-time procedure (based on Knuth's stack-sorting algorithm) transforming word order into hierarchical order. This shift in perspective has several desirable consequences. It collapses linearization, displacement, and composition into a single performance process. The architecture provides a novel source of brackets (labeled unambiguously and without search), which are understood not as part-whole constituency relations, but as storage and retrieval routines in parsing. It also explains why neutral word order within single syntactic cycles avoids 213-like permutations. The model identifies cycles as extended projections of lexical heads, grounding the notion of phase. This is achieved with a universal processor, dispensing with parameters. The empirical focus is word order in noun phrases. This domain provides some of the clearest evidence for 213-avoidance as a cross

  9. Universities, Knowledge and Pedagogical Configurations: Glimpsing the Complex University

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    Guzmán-Valenzuela, Carolina

    2018-01-01

    This paper elaborates a typology of universities in which each university is characteristically associated with (i) diverse missions, (ii) different ways of producing knowledge and (iii) contrasting pedagogical configurations. Four university forms are identified, analysed and illustrated, namely the expert university, the non-elite university,…

  10. California's "Free" Universities

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    Cudhea, David

    1974-01-01

    Heliotrope, Orpheus, and Communiversity, San Francisco's three free universities, offer curricula with combinations of alchemy, magic, Volkswagen repairs, options in education, dance, conversational Mandarin, basic plumbing, and brain wave experiences. (Author/PG)

  11. The Universe and Life

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    Eduard Kazantsev

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses some of the unsolved problems of modern cosmology, which lead to the need to consider the role of living matter in the evolution of the universe. The author proposes the hy- pothesis of the emergence, in the process of evolution of the universe, “biological vacuum” (physical antipode, which has a purpose of improving physical matter until the appearance of living matter. Substantiates the idea that the “biological vacuum” in the “live” dark matter with the participation of a living organism as an intermediary. The model of a stationary universe, as the local group of galaxies, placed in a halo of “live” dark matter. At the end of the article the author predicts the final evolution of the physical universe (after the collapse of the physical fields and particles as the begin- ning of a new stage of evolution of the “live” dark matter.

  12. Universal National Service

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    Crizer, Scott

    2003-01-01

    ...; since the days of George Washington many American leaders have believed universal service was vital to the nature of our country This paper will argue for the reinstatement of a national service...

  13. Perelman's Universal Audience.

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    Ray, John W.

    1978-01-01

    Examines the concept of the universal audience as the basic factor of Chaim Perelman's rhetorical theory and concludes that it is subject to the same criticism as Rousseau's general will and Kant's categorical imperative. (JMF)

  14. University Presidents: Academic Chameleons

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    Buxton, Thomas H.; And Others

    1976-01-01

    Sampling the opinions of at least one college or university president in each state and at schools of all sizes, the authors measure the degree of job satisfaction experienced by presidents. (Editor/LBH)

  15. The accidental universe

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    Davies, P.C.W.

    1982-01-01

    Is our universe an accident of nature. The mysterious coincidences underlying the structure and properties of the universe that we inhabit are examined. This is the first book for the non-specialist reader to present in depth the provocative hypothesis that the structure of the physical world is exceedingly contrived in its appearance. A survey is presented of the range of apparently miraculous accidents of nature that have enabled the universe to evolve its familiar structures: atoms, stars, galaxies, and life itself. This book concludes with an investigation of the so-called 'anthropic principle' which postulates that 'miraculous coincidences' are inevitable in any universe containing conscious observers. This thesis of a cosmic biological selection effect will both reassure and enrage readers, the very existence of whom may be related to fine tuning in the laws of physics. (author)

  16. Is our Universe typical?

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    Gurzadyan, V.G.

    1988-01-01

    The problem of typicalness of the Universe - as a dynamical system possessing both regular and chaotic regions of positive measure of phase space, is raised and discussed. Two dynamical systems are considered: 1) The observed Universe as a hierarchy of systems of N graviting bodies; 2) (3+1)-manifold with matter evolving to Wheeler-DeWitt equation in superspace with Hawking boundary condition of compact metrics. It is shown that the observed Universe is typical. There is no unambiguous answer for the second system yet. If it is typical too then the same present state of the Universe could have been originated from an infinite number of different initial conditions the restoration of which is practically impossible at present. 35 refs.; 2 refs

  17. The hidden universe

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    Disney, M.

    1985-01-01

    Astronomer Disney has followed a somewhat different tack than that of most popular books on cosmology by concentrating on the notion of hidden (as in not directly observable by its own radiation) matter in the universe

  18. TRI University Challenge

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    Details about the TRI University Challenge, in which EPA is looking to academic institutions to help build a diverse portfolio of practical and replicable projects that benefit communities, the environment, academic institutions, and the TRI Program.

  19. Performance Measurement at Universities

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    Lueg, Klarissa

    2014-01-01

    This paper proposes empirical approaches to testing the reliability, validity, and organizational effectiveness of student evaluations of teaching (SET) as a performance measurement instrument in knowledge management at the institutional level of universities. Departing from Weber’s concept...

  20. University of Southern California

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The focus of the University of Southern California (USC) Children''s Environmental Health Center is to develop a better understanding of how host susceptibility and...

  1. Universal computer interfaces

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    Dheere, RFBM

    1988-01-01

    Presents a survey of the latest developments in the field of the universal computer interface, resulting from a study of the world patent literature. Illustrating the state of the art today, the book ranges from basic interface structure, through parameters and common characteristics, to the most important industrial bus realizations. Recent technical enhancements are also included, with special emphasis devoted to the universal interface adapter circuit. Comprehensively indexed.

  2. The universal access handbook

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    Stephanidis, Constantine

    2009-01-01

    In recent years, the field of Universal Access has made significant progress in consolidating theoretical approaches, scientific methods and technologies, as well as in exploring new application domains. Increasingly, professionals in this rapidly maturing area require a comprehensive and multidisciplinary resource that addresses current principles, methods, and tools. Written by leading international authorities from academic, research, and industrial organizations and nonmarket institutions, The Universal Access Handbook covers the unfolding scientific, methodological, technological, and pol

  3. Cultural universals: So what?

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    M. Elaine Botha

    1989-03-01

    Full Text Available The search for the elusive "cultural universal s” in a variety of academic disciplines has been motivated b y the spectre of relativism in its diverse guises. The problem of relativism has been thrust upon us inter alia by the inability of our epistemological models to account for social and cultural, moral and cognitive diversity and to provide us with criteria by means of which to judge aberrations like ideologies. Contrary to the general trend I would like to argue that it is not the spectre of relativism in its various guises which necessitates the search for cultural universals, nor is this the only motivation for a Christian to argue in favour of the recognition of cultural universals. Various authors have suggested that such universal structures do exist; that they condition human and societal behaviour and that it would in principle be possible to construct a theory of these structural universals or a "biogrammar" or "geography ” of the universal cultural acquisition device of humankind (cf. Harre,1976, 32; Johnson, 1987: xxxvii ; Tige r and Fox, 1974:17,30. Cross -cu ltural research in both psychology and anthropology has pointed to the existence of such traits, and in recent philosophical discussions Apel and others have pointed to the necessity of recognizing the existence of some sort of " transcendentalia" . These arguments emphasize elements that are common to diverse approaches to the problem of cultural universals. Christian scholars could accept most of these arguments as valid and yet argue in favour of a very specifically modified version of the notion of cultural universals. This essay attempts to develop such a position.

  4. Rotating universe models

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    Tozini, A.V.

    1984-01-01

    A review is made of some properties of the rotating Universe models. Godel's model is identified as a generalized filted model. Some properties of new solutions of the Einstein's equations, which are rotating non-stationary Universe models, are presented and analyzed. These models have the Godel's model as a particular case. Non-stationary cosmological models are found which are a generalization of the Godel's metrics in an analogous way in which Friedmann is to the Einstein's model. (L.C.) [pt

  5. Are human rights universal?

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    Zurbuchen, Simone

    2010-12-01

    It is often held that the universality of human rights can best be defended on the basis of the idea of an "overlapping consensus". This paper contends that some of the most prominent philosophical human rights conceptions that have recently been proposed ("basis-driven" conceptions) cannot be reconciled with this idea. It is however possible to sketch an alternative strategy for defending the universality of human rights.

  6. University contracts summary book

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    The principal objectives of the Fossil Energy Program are to seek new ideas, new data, fundamental knowledge that will support the ongoing programs, and new processes to better utilize the nation's fossil energy resources with greater efficiency and environmental acceptability. Toward this end, the Department of Energy supports research projects conducted by universities and colleges to: Ensure a foundation for innovative technology through the use of the capabilities and talents in our academic institutions; provide an effective, two-way channel of communication between the Department of Energy and the academic community; and ensure that trained technical manpower is developed to carry out basic and applied research in support of DOE's mission. Fossil Energy's university activities emphasize the type of research that universities can do best - research to explore the potential of novel process concepts, develop innovative methods and materials for improving existing processes, and obtain fundamental information on the structure of coal and mechanisms of reactions of coal, shale oil, and other fossil energy sources. University programs are managed by different Fossil Energy technical groups; the individual projects are described in greater detail in this book. It is clear that a number of research areas related to the DOE Fossil Energy Program have been appropriate for university involvement, and that, with support from DOE, university scientific and technical expertise can be expected to continue to play a significant role in the advancement of fossil energy technology in the years to come.

  7. University students' mental health: Aksaray University example

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    Rezzan Gündoğdu

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This study examines whether mental health scores of the university students differ based on gender, whether they study in their ideal majors, whether they are contended with their majors, economic condition perceived and perceptions on employment opportunity after graduation. The sample group of the study constituted 3492 students comprising 2037 female students and 1455 male students attending Faculty of Education (634, Engineering Faculty (1582, Economic and Administrative Sciences Faculty (1097, Faculty of Science and Letters (762, Medical Vocational College (540, Physical Training and Sports College (443 and Aksaray Vocational College (1452 of Aksaray University in 2010-2011 Academic Year. Symptom Checklist (SCL 90-R developed by Deragotis, (1983; eg Öner, 1997 has been used to collect data on mental health level of the students involved in the study. Statistical analysis of the data collected has been carried out using t Test, One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA. Significant differences have been found in students in terms of independent variants according to the general symptom average score and numerous sub-scale scores.

  8. Recipes for the Universe

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    2005-01-01

    As part of the World Year of Physics, the Physics Section of the University of Geneva is organising a series of conferences for the uninitiated. Each of the conferences will begin with a demonstration in the auditorium of the detection of cosmic rays and, in collaboration with Professor E. Ellberger of the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, of how these signals from the farthest reaches of the Universe can be used to create "cosmic music". The third conference in the series, "How to build a universe?", will take place on Tuesday 15 March 2005 and the speaker will be the CERN theoretical physicist, John Ellis. A tiny number of elementary particles are responsible for the very diverse universe that surrounds us. These basic building blocks of matter interact by exchanging photons and other similar particles. After summing up what we know about these fundamental building blocks, their role in the history of the universe will be discussed. Where does matter come from? Where do the structures that ...

  9. University Reactor Instrumentation Program

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    Vernetson, W.G.

    1992-11-01

    Recognizing that the University Reactor Instrumentation Program was developed in response to widespread needs in the academic community for modernization and improvement of research and training reactors at institutions such as the University of Florida, the items proposed to be supported by this grant over its two year period have been selected as those most likely to reduce foreed outages, to meet regulatory concerns that had been expressed in recent years by Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors or to correct other facility problems and limitations. Department of Energy Grant Number DE-FG07-90ER129969 was provided to the University of Florida Training Reactor(UFTR) facility through the US Department of Energy's University Reactor Instrumentation Program. The original proposal submitted in February, 1990 requested support for UFTR facility instrumentation and equipment upgrades for seven items in the amount of $107,530 with $13,800 of this amount to be the subject of cost sharing by the University of Florida and $93,730 requested as support from the Department of Energy. A breakdown of the items requested and total cost for the proposed UFTR facility instrumentation and equipment improvements is presented

  10. Looking into the universe

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    Padmanabhan, T.

    1985-01-01

    The visible or luminous structures in the universe are those that can be detected in any band of electromagnetic spectrum. These include galaxies and their clusters. Studies have led to the conclusion that the density of visible matters in the universe is about 3x10 -31 grams per cubic centimetre, which is about 100 times smaller than the density required to halt the expansion of the universe. However, attempts to determine the total gravitation mass in the universe have indicated the existence of the dark or non-luminous matter. Estimation of the total gravitational mass of the spiral galaxies derived from the studies of rotational velocities of stars in these structures has shown that the amount of dark matter in these structures is about five times the amount of visible matter. Studies of the gravitational masses of elliptical galaxies and clusters of galaxies, based on the virial theorem, have indicated that the dark matter is dominant in these structures of the universe. Three theoretical models of dark matter, namely, baryonic, leptonic and a model made up of exotic particles are examined. This examination shows that the dark, non-luminous matter is most probably non-baryonic.(M.G.B.)

  11. The anamorphic universe

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    Ijjas, Anna; Steinhardt, Paul J., E-mail: aijjas@princeton.edu, E-mail: steinh@princeton.edu [Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08544 (United States)

    2015-10-01

    We introduce ''anamorphic'' cosmology, an approach for explaining the smoothness and flatness of the universe on large scales and the generation of a nearly scale-invariant spectrum of adiabatic density perturbations. The defining feature is a smoothing phase that acts like a contracting universe based on some Weyl frame-invariant criteria and an expanding universe based on other frame-invariant criteria. An advantage of the contracting aspects is that it is possible to avoid the multiverse and measure problems that arise in inflationary models. Unlike ekpyrotic models, anamorphic models can be constructed using only a single field and can generate a nearly scale-invariant spectrum of tensor perturbations. Anamorphic models also differ from pre-big bang and matter bounce models that do not explain the smoothness. We present some examples of cosmological models that incorporate an anamorphic smoothing phase.

  12. Universal Limits on Computation

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    Krauss, L M

    2004-01-01

    The physical limits to computation have been under active scrutiny over the past decade or two, as theoretical investigations of the possible impact of quantum mechanical processes on computing have begun to make contact with realizable experimental configurations. We demonstrate here that the observed acceleration of the Universe can produce a universal limit on the total amount of information that can be stored and processed in the future, putting an ultimate limit on future technology for any civilization, including a time-limit on Moore's Law. The limits we derive are stringent, and include the possibilities that the computing performed is either distributed or local. A careful consideration of the effect of horizons on information processing is necessary for this analysis, which suggests that the total amount of information that can be processed by any observer is significantly less than the Hawking-Beckenstein entropy associated with the existence of an event horizon in an accelerating universe.

  13. Armored glass university ceilings

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    Ana Guil Bozal

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The barriers that women face to occupy the highest professional positions are well studied, yet they persist. The employment situation of women has improved, but the positions of power are still predominantly in male hands, as if men continually seek new mechanisms to keep, like viruses that change every year to survive the way vaccines. Barriers persist, although in recent decades women have managed to overcome in quantity and quality to men among university students. Women are still unable to access the best academic positions. Among university faculty only reach 40% and full professor position remain masculinized, having managed to reach the women -after many efforts and some policies- measures only 20%, which is seen clearly insufficient given their greater training. Against this background, the future is difficult, unless the university decided to endorse the cause of equality, going to assume its role of reference for the new generations and to other organizations and society in general.

  14. The future generations University

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    Richard Weller

    1997-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a recent design project for the Future Generations University, by the interdisciplinary design company Room 4.1.3. The Future Generations University is to be a new university specifically devoted to issues of sustainability, sited north of Sydney on Australia's east coast. The paper describes the idea of such a new educational institution, the design process by which such a place expects to be formed, the theoretical position of Room 4.1.3's submission and the forms and concepts of the design itself. These aspects of the project are then placed within the context of contemporary environmental design theory. The project itself, and the means by which the work was both solicited and done, presents a case study in interdisciplinary design, wherein landscape architectural sensibilities provide a platform for emergent design paradigms.

  15. The Biological Universe

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    Dick, Steven J.

    1999-12-01

    Throughout the twentieth century, from the furor over Percival Lowell's claim of canals on Mars to the sophisticated Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, otherworldly life has often intrigued and occasionally consumed science and the public. The Biological Universe provides a rich and colorful history of the attempts during the twentieth century to answer questions such as whether "biological law" reigns throughout the universe and whether there are other histories, religions, and philosophies outside those on Earth. Covering a broad range of topics, including the search for life in the solar system, the origins of life, UFOs, and aliens in science fiction, Steven J. Dick shows how the concept of extraterrestrial intelligence is a world view of its own, a "biophysical cosmology" that seeks confirmation no less than physical views of the universe. This book will fascinate astronomers, historians of science, biochemists, and science fiction readers.

  16. An eternal universe

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    Novello, M.; Heintzmann, H.

    1983-01-01

    A new generalized solution of Maxwell-Einstein equations (which are non-minimally coupled) which leads to some fascinating aspects of the Universe is presented. The Cosmos has no singularity due to the coupling of longitudinal electromagnetism with space-time. It contains the Milne-Schucking cosmos as a limiting case. This model contains a free parameter (the longitudinal electromagnetic field) which allows one to fix the density of highest compression of the Cosmos. Alternativelly the parameter allows one to adjust our cosmos to the presently observed Hubble constant and the deceleration parameter. The model seems to be a viable candidate for our real cosmos as it allows one to extend the time scale of the Universe to arbitrarily large values i.e., it is able to provide the necessary time scale for the origin of life. It is speculated that the entropy is finite but intelligence in the Universe may be infinite. (Author) [pt

  17. Phonology without universal grammar.

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    Archangeli, Diana; Pulleyblank, Douglas

    2015-01-01

    The question of identifying the properties of language that are specific human linguistic abilities, i.e., Universal Grammar, lies at the center of linguistic research. This paper argues for a largely Emergent Grammar in phonology, taking as the starting point that memory, categorization, attention to frequency, and the creation of symbolic systems are all nonlinguistic characteristics of the human mind. The articulation patterns of American English rhotics illustrate categorization and systems; the distribution of vowels in Bantu vowel harmony uses frequencies of particular sequences to argue against Universal Grammar and in favor of Emergent Grammar; prefix allomorphy in Esimbi illustrates the Emergent symbolic system integrating phonological and morphological generalizations. The Esimbi case has been treated as an example of phonological opacity in a Universal Grammar account; the Emergent analysis resolves the pattern without opacity concerns.

  18. Electromagnetic Gowdy universe

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    Charach, C.

    1979-01-01

    Following Gowdy and Berger we construct an inhomogeneous closed electromagnetic universe with three-torus topology. This model is obtained as a result of the homogeneity breaking in the electromagnetic Bianchi type-I universe and contains interacting gravitational and electromagnetic waves. This cosmological solution provides an exactly solvable model for the study of the nonlinear fully relativistic regime of coupled electromagnetic and gravitational fields in the early universe. The asymptotic behavior is considered (i) in the vicinity of the initial singularity and (ii) in the high-frequency limit. It is shown that the effects of coupling between electromagnetic and gravitational waves cause an evolution which is significantly different from that of the vacuum model. The influence of the primordial homogeneous electromagnetic field on the dynamics of the model is also discussed

  19. Supercomplexity and the university

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    Bengtsen, Søren Smedegaard

    2018-01-01

    Ronald Barnett’s modern classic Realizing the University in an Age of Supercomplexity (published December 1999), has had a crucial impact internationally on the field of Higher Education research and develop- ment since the book was published now nearly 20 years ago. Bridging an academic oeuvre...... across almost 30 years with close to 30 published volumes, Realizing the University in an Age of Supercomplexity plays an important role in the development and transformation of Barnett’s social theory of Higher Education into a social philosophy of Higher Education. In the book Barnett performs...... and vision that fully embraces the future of Higher Education. This way, Realizing the University in an Age of Supercomplexity has not only paved the way for Barnett’s own devel- opment of a social philosophy of Higher Education, but also contributed invaluably to the rise and maturing of philosophy...

  20. Universities as Development Hubs

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    Hansen, Jens Aage; Lindegaard, Klaus; Lehmann, Martin

    2005-01-01

    international aid programmes to tertiary education, including research and innovation in an interplay with other research institutions and business. In the absence of such support the so-called digital divide between industrial and developing and transition countries will widen, and brain-drain and poverty...... problems will continue to grow. Universities should play a central role in such global efforts to strengthen tertiary education. Modes of operation are still deficient, but ?Universities as Development Hubs? is suggested as a concept to study further and modify to meet particular needs. In co...

  1. Radioprotection in Brazilian universities

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    Caballero, K.C.; Borges, J.C.

    1992-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to obtain a broad knowledge of the circumstances under which activities involving ionizing radiations are held at brazilian academic institutions. Around 90 institutions (universities and isolated schools of both public and private sectors) were invited, by mail, to answer an inquiry with questions from technical to legal aspects of their activities with radiations. Information received from 2/3 of institutions contacted, permitted conclusions as: there is a wide ignorance about radioprotection procedures and legislation, although few universities maintain some efficient radioprotection staff; there is a need for the establishment of a standard radioprotection text dedicated to those specific activities of the sector. (author)

  2. The missing universe

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    Springel, V.; Taillet, R.; Deffayet, C.

    2014-01-01

    According to the Big Bang model, ordinary matter would play a second role in the universe compared to 2 mysterious components: dark matter and dark energy. Although the nature of both components is unknown, observational hints for their existence pile up but the direct detection of both has been unsuccessful so far. New ways have been explored to do without the concepts of dark matter and dark energy. This document that is divided into 3 parts presents the observational data that back the idea of dark matter and dark energy, the experimental effort made worldwide to detect dark matter particles, and the other ways to explain universe expansion

  3. Fundamentals of university mathematics

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    McGregor, C M; Stothers, W W

    2010-01-01

    The third edition of this popular and effective textbook provides in one volume a unified treatment of topics essential for first year university students studying for degrees in mathematics. Students of computer science, physics and statistics will also find this book a helpful guide to all the basic mathematics they require. It clearly and comprehensively covers much of the material that other textbooks tend to assume, assisting students in the transition to university-level mathematics.Expertly revised and updated, the chapters cover topics such as number systems, set and functions, differe

  4. University-Community Engagement: Case Study of University Social Responsibility

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    Chile, Love M.; Black, Xavier M.

    2015-01-01

    Corporatisation of universities has drawn parallels between contemporary universities and business corporations, and extended analysis of corporate social responsibility to universities. This article reports on a case study of university-community engagement with schools and school communities through youth engagement programmes to enhance…

  5. Origin(?) of the Universe

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    weaknesses of the big bang cosmology, conceptual as well ... Friedmann to expanding world models in 1922, and seven ... limited value of rH for small t places a severe limit on the extent to which the universe can be homo- geneous. SERIES I ARTICLE o a theories (GUTs: see Part 4 of the series) which seek to unify.

  6. Our Particle Universe

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    Ever since the discovery of the electron more than 100 yearsago, scientists have asked the questions –“what is our universemade of?” and “why is the universe the way it is?” Notlong before, it was found that these two questions are relatedto each other. The interactions of particles in the universedetermines its evolution, ...

  7. Universal hybrid quantum processors

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    Vlasov, A.Yu.

    2003-01-01

    A quantum processor (the programmable gate array) is a quantum network with a fixed structure. A space of states is represented as tensor product of data and program registers. Different unitary operations with the data register correspond to 'loaded' programs without any changing or 'tuning' of the network itself. Due to such property and undesirability of entanglement between program and data registers, universality of quantum processors is a subject of rather strong restrictions. Universal 'stochastic' quantum gate arrays were developed by different authors. It was also proved that 'deterministic' quantum processors with finite-dimensional space of states may be universal only in approximate sense. In the present paper it is shown that, using a hybrid system with continuous and discrete quantum variables, it is possible to suggest a design of strictly universal quantum processors. It is also shown that 'deterministic' limit of specific programmable 'stochastic' U(1) gates (probability of success becomes a unit for the infinite program register), discussed by other authors, may be essentially the same kind of hybrid quantum systems used here

  8. Parallel universes beguile science

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    A staple of mind-bending science fiction, the possibility of multiple universes has long intrigued hard-nosed physicists, mathematicians and cosmologists too. We may not be able -- as least not yet -- to prove they exist, many serious scientists say, but there are plenty of reasons to think that parallel dimensions are more than figments of eggheaded imagination.

  9. Jimma University, Ethiopia

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    Original article. Premenstrual syndrom: prevalence and effect on academic and social performances of students in. Jimma University, Ethiopia. Addis Tenkirl .... hobbies etc. Other most commonly reported psychobehavioral symptoms were: depressed mood by 145(59.9%), becoming easily upset by. 127(52.5%) and ...

  10. Communities in University Mathematics

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    Biza, Irene; Jaworski, Barbara; Hemmi, Kirsti

    2014-01-01

    This paper concerns communities of learners and teachers that are formed, develop and interact in university mathematics environments through the theoretical lens of "Communities of Practice." From this perspective, learning is described as a process of participation and reification in a community in which individuals belong and form…

  11. Should Universities Promote Employability?

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    McCowan, Tristan

    2015-01-01

    Employability is becoming increasingly central to the mission and functioning of universities, spurred on by national and supranational agencies, and the demands of marketisation. This article provides a response to the normative dimensions of the question, progressing through four stages: first, there is a brief consideration of the meaning and…

  12. A Universe of Questions.

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    Zeldovich, Yakov

    1992-01-01

    Reprinted from the original Russian manuscript of Yakov Zeldovich, this article chronicles his studies of the universe and his attempts to construct a theory of its evolution. He provides the high school student with compelling cosmological discussions about uniformity, galactic clusters, radiation, evolution, the big bang, and gravitational…

  13. Origin (?) of the Universe

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 1; Issue 1. Origin (?) of the Universe Historical Background. Jayant V Narlikar. Series Article Volume 1 Issue 1 January 1996 pp 7-13. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/001/01/0007-0013 ...

  14. Universality of Asplund Spaces

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    Hájek, Petr Pavel; Lancien, G.; Montesinos, V.

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 135, č. 7 (2007), s. 2031-2035 ISSN 0002-9939 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA100190502; GA ČR GA201/04/0090 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : universality * Asplund space Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.520, year: 2007

  15. Tax Reform & University Development.

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    Myers, John Holt

    This brochure discusses the implications of the Tax Reform Act of 1969 for university and college development officers charged with the responsibility for solicitation of gifts, bequests and grants from foundations. The solicitation of deferred gifts, bequests and grants from foundations is discussed in chapter one in relation to tax reform and…

  16. Discrete bipolar universal integrals

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    Greco, S.; Mesiar, Radko; Rindone, F.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 252, č. 1 (2014), s. 55-65 ISSN 0165-0114 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP402/11/0378 Institutional support: RVO:67985556 Keywords : bipolar integral * universal integral * Choquet integral Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 1.986, year: 2014 http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2014/E/mesiar-0432224.pdf

  17. Type II universal spacetimes

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    Hervik, S.; Málek, Tomáš; Pravda, Vojtěch; Pravdová, Alena

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 32, č. 24 (2015), s. 245012 ISSN 0264-9381 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-10042S Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : einstein spacetimes * generalized gravities * universal spacetimes Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 2.837, year: 2015 http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0264-9381/32/24/245012

  18. Universe opacity and EBL

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    Vavryčuk, Václav

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 465, č. 2 (2017), s. 1532-1542 ISSN 0035-8711 Institutional support: RVO:67985530 Keywords : cosmic background radiation * dust, extinction * early Universe * galaxies: high redshift * galaxies: ISM * intergalactic medium Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics OBOR OECD: Astronomy (including astrophysics,space science) Impact factor: 4.961, year: 2016

  19. Chaotic universe model.

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    Aydiner, Ekrem

    2018-01-15

    In this study, we consider nonlinear interactions between components such as dark energy, dark matter, matter and radiation in the framework of the Friedman-Robertson-Walker space-time and propose a simple interaction model based on the time evolution of the densities of these components. By using this model we show that these interactions can be given by Lotka-Volterra type equations. We numerically solve these coupling equations and show that interaction dynamics between dark energy-dark matter-matter or dark energy-dark matter-matter-radiation has a strange attractor for 0 > w de  >-1, w dm  ≥ 0, w m  ≥ 0 and w r  ≥ 0 values. These strange attractors with the positive Lyapunov exponent clearly show that chaotic dynamics appears in the time evolution of the densities. These results provide that the time evolution of the universe is chaotic. The present model may have potential to solve some of the cosmological problems such as the singularity, cosmic coincidence, big crunch, big rip, horizon, oscillation, the emergence of the galaxies, matter distribution and large-scale organization of the universe. The model also connects between dynamics of the competing species in biological systems and dynamics of the time evolution of the universe and offers a new perspective and a new different scenario for the universe evolution.

  20. Personnel Management. Universities.

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    Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus. Management Improvement Program.

    This manual is one of 10 completed in the Ohio Management Improvement Program (MIP) during the 1971-73 biennium. In this project, Ohio's 34 public universities and colleges, in an effort directed and staffed by the Ohio Board of Regents, have developed manuals of management practices, in this case, concerning personnel management. Emphasis in this…

  1. The universal Higgs fit

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    Giardino, P. P.; Kannike, K.; Masina, I.

    2014-01-01

    We perform a state-of-the-art global fit to all Higgs data. We synthesise them into a 'universal' form, which allows to easily test any desired model. We apply the proposed methodology to extract from data the Higgs branching ratios, production cross sections, couplings and to analyse composite H...

  2. Universities and Epistemology

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    Barnett, Ronald; Bengtsen, Søren Smedegaard

    2017-01-01

    This paper examines the relation between epistemology and higher education. We shall start by briefly examining three classical texts on the understanding of knowledge at universities, as well as noting some others, and go on to sketch a version of our own. Our argument is as follows: the world...

  3. Universal and Relative Rationality

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    Nathaniel Goldberg

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I illustrate how a basic kind of universal rationality can be profitably combined with undeniable instances of relativism. I do so by engaging Michael Friedman’s recent response to a challenge from Thomas Kuhn.

  4. The Classification of Universes

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    Bjorken, J

    2004-04-09

    We define a universe as the contents of a spacetime box with comoving walls, large enough to contain essentially all phenomena that can be conceivably measured. The initial time is taken as the epoch when the lowest CMB modes undergo horizon crossing, and the final time taken when the wavelengths of CMB photons are comparable with the Hubble scale, i.e. with the nominal size of the universe. This allows the definition of a local ensemble of similarly constructed universes, using only modest extrapolations of the observed behavior of the cosmos. We then assume that further out in spacetime, similar universes can be constructed but containing different standard model parameters. Within this multiverse ensemble, it is assumed that the standard model parameters are strongly correlated with size, i.e. with the value of the inverse Hubble parameter at the final time, in a manner as previously suggested. This allows an estimate of the range of sizes which allow life as we know it, and invites a speculation regarding the most natural distribution of sizes. If small sizes are favored, this in turn allows some understanding of the hierarchy problems of particle physics. Subsequent sections of the paper explore other possible implications. In all cases, the approach is as bottoms up and as phenomenological as possible, and suggests that theories of the multiverse so constructed may in fact lay some claim of being scientific.

  5. Bigness of the universe

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    Treder, H.J.

    1984-07-01

    Starting from Eddingtons dimensionless number ..omega.. approximately 10/sup 40/ and Plancks fundamental quantities a simple formula describing masses M(n) within the universe is discussed. For n = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 the values for M are realized. The extension of the formula to negative numbers n = -1, -2 is discussed.

  6. 9. Universality and Incomputability

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 2; Issue 10. Algorithms - Universality and Incomputability. R K Shyamasundar. Series Article ... Author Affiliations. R K Shyamasundar1. Computer Science Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India ...

  7. Origin(?) of the Universe

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    In this part of the series we discuss the standard cosmologi- cal model valid close to the big bang epoch. The origin of light nuclei is believed to have taken place within the first three minutes or so when the universe was very hot and dominated by radiation. Subsequently, it cooled down and today we should see radiation ...

  8. Origin (?) of the Universe

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    The Big Bang. 4. The First Three Minutes. 5. Observational Cosmol- ogy and 6. Present Chal- lenges in Cosmology. Jayant V Narlikar. The expansion of the universe was established based on observations made in the 1920's, of the Doppler shift of light from galaxies. The proportionality between velocity and distance is the ...

  9. Origin (?) of the Universe

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    The Big Bang. 4. The First Three Minutes. 5. Observational Cosmol- ogy and 6. Present Chal- lenges in Cosmology. Jayant V N arlikar. The expansion of the universe was established based on observations made in the 1920's, of the Doppler shift of light from galaxies. The proportionality between velocity and distance is the ...

  10. Origin (?) of the Universe

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 1; Issue 3. Origin (?) of the Universe The Big Bang. Jayant V Narlikar. Series Article Volume 1 Issue 3 March 1996 pp 6-12. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/001/03/0006-0012 ...

  11. Empirically sampling Universal Dependencies

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    Schluter, Natalie; Agic, Zeljko

    2017-01-01

    Universal Dependencies incur a high cost in computation for unbiased system development. We propose a 100% empirically chosen small subset of UD languages for efficient parsing system development. The technique used is based on measurements of model capacity globally. We show that the diversity o...

  12. Universal decoherence in solids.

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    Chudnovsky, Eugene M

    2004-03-26

    Symmetry implications for the decoherence of quantum oscillations of a two-state system in a solid are studied. When the oscillation frequency is small compared to the Debye frequency, the universal lower bound on the decoherence due to the atomic environment is derived in terms of the macroscopic parameters of the solid, with no unknown interaction constants.

  13. Islamist Movement Challenges Universities

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    Lindsey, Ursula

    2013-01-01

    In Tunisian and Egyptian universities, scholars face a growing Islamist resolve to remake their countries on the basis of religious principles. Both Tunisia and Egypt face questions that could affect higher education across the Middle East and North Africa: Can their new Islamist governments spread conservative religious values and also create…

  14. Explore Your Universe

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    Lloyd-Ronning, Nicole Marie [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2017-05-01

    This warm-up lab is intended to get students familiar with the large numbers encountered in astronomy (e.g. distances, times, numbers of stars and galaxies in the universe). Students will measure the dimensions of the classroom and/or the distance between objects in the classroom, and report their findings in units of millimeters, micrometers and nanometers.

  15. Entrepreneurship and University Licensing

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    Brouwer, M.

    2005-01-01

    Outside invention has gained in importance as universities are actively seeking commercialization of their inventions since the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act. The paper analyzes the incentives to invent for outside and inside inventors. It is shown that outside inventors have greater incentives to

  16. Universe or Multiverse?

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    Carr, Bernard

    2009-08-01

    Part I. Overviews: 1. Introduction and overview Bernard Carr; 2. Living in the multiverse Steven Weinberg; 3. Enlightenment, knowledge, ignorance, temptation Frank Wilczek; Part II. Cosmology and Astrophysics: 4. Cosmology and the multiverse Martin J. Rees; 5. The anthropic principle revisited Bernard Carr; 6. Cosmology from the top down Stephen Hawking; 7. The multiverse hierarchy Max Tegmark; 8. The inflationary universe Andrei Linde; 9. A model of anthropic reasoning: the dark to ordinary matter ratio Frank Wilczek; 10. Anthropic predictions: the case of the cosmological constant Alexander Vilenkin; 11. The definition and classification of universes James D. Bjorken; 12. M/string theory and anthropic reasoning Renata Kallosh; 13. The anthropic principle, dark energy and the LHC Savas Dimopoulos and Scott Thomas; Part III. Particle Physics and Quantum Theory: 14. Quarks, electrons and atoms in closely related universes Craig J. Hogan; 15. The fine-tuning problems of particle physics and anthropic mechanisms John F. Donoghue; 16. The anthropic landscape of string theory Leonard Susskind; 17. Cosmology and the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics Viatcheslav Mukhanov; 18. Anthropic reasoning and quantum cosmology James B. Hartle; 19. Micro-anthropic principle for quantum theory Brandon Carter; Part IV. More General Philosophical Issues: 20. Scientific alternatives to the anthropic principle Lee Smolin; 21. Making predictions in a multiverse: conundrums, dangers, coincidences Anthony Aguirre; 22. Multiverses: description, uniqueness and testing George Ellis; 23. Predictions and tests of multiverse theories Don N. Page; 24. Observation selection theory and cosmological fine-tuning Nick Bostrom; 25. Are anthropic arguments, involving multiverses and beyond, legitimate? William R. Stoeger; 26. The multiverse hypothesis: a theistic perspective Robin Collins; 27. Living in a simulated universe John D. Barrow; 28. Universes galore: where will it all end? Paul

  17. The Artful Universe Expanded

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    Barrow, John D.

    2005-07-01

    Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution. How we react to a beautiful painting or symphony draws upon instincts laid down long before humans existed. Now, in this enhanced edition of the highly popular The Artful Universe , Barrow further explores the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and the basic nature of the Universe. Barrow argues that the laws of the Universe have imprinted themselves upon our thoughts and actions in subtle and unexpected ways. Why do we like certain types of art or music? What games and puzzles do we find challenging? Why do so many myths and legends have common elements? In this eclectic and entertaining survey, Barrow answers these questions and more as he explains how the landscape of the Universe has influenced the development of philosophy and mythology, and how millions of years of evolutionary history have fashioned our attraction to certain patterns of sound and color. Barrow casts the story of human creativity and thought in a fascinating light, considering such diverse topics as our instinct for language, the origins and uses of color in nature, why we divide time into intervals as we do, the sources of our appreciation of landscape painting, and whether computer-generated fractal art is really art. Drawing on a wide variety of examples, from the theological questions raised by St. Augustine and C.S. Lewis to the relationship between the pure math of Pythagoras and the music of the Beatles, The Artful Universe Expanded covers new ground and enters a wide-ranging debate about the meaning and significance of the links between art and science.

  18. QANU - Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities

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    Jensen, Henrik Toft; Maria E., Weber; Vyt, André

    The Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities (QANU) underwent an ENQA-coordinated external review in 2016. The review was chaired by Henrik Toft Jensen, Research fellow at Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark.......The Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities (QANU) underwent an ENQA-coordinated external review in 2016. The review was chaired by Henrik Toft Jensen, Research fellow at Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark....

  19. State University System of Florida

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    Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2012

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents some information about the State University System of Florida. The following are presented in this paper: (1) University Work Plans and Annual Reports; (2) State University System 2009 Annual Report; (3) Quick Facts: Planned New Degree Programs--2010 to 2013; (4) State University System Tuition Differential Summary, FY…

  20. Universities Venture into Venture Capitalism.

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    Desruisseaux, Paul

    2000-01-01

    Reports that some universities are starting their own venture-capital funds to develop campus companies, or are investing endowment funds with established venture-capital firms inclined to finance potential spinoffs from campus research. Examples cited are from the University of Alabama, Vanderbilt University (Tennessee), University of…

  1. The future of the universe

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    Meadows, AJ

    2007-01-01

    Many books have described how the universe became the way it is today. But what about the future of the universe? How long might the universe as we recognize it survive? The Future of the Universe takes the reader on a journey through space and time, beginning with a long look at the Earth and solar system, voyaging to the outermost galaxies, and finishing with speculations about the life and fate of the entire universe.

  2. How much we know about university internationalization and university autonomy

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    Turcan, Romeo V.; Gullieva, Valeria

    2013-01-01

    in their mission statements and strategic plans. Conventional wisdom suggests that universities should adapt their strategies, resources, and structures and organizations to international environments. However, recent examples of university internationalization failures and withdrawals from international markets......In this paper we aim to deepen our theoretical and practical understanding of internationalization of universities by exploring the relationship between university internationalization and university autonomy. It has become an accepted practice for universities to incorporate internationalization...... raise concerns about the sustainability of university internationalization efforts as well as about the erosion of individual and university-wide autonomy. Herein, we conjecture that the process of university internationalization and its sustainability is determined by the structure and exercise...

  3. The universal Higgs fit

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    Giardino, Pier Paolo; Masina, Isabella; Raidal, Martti; Strumia, Alessandro

    2014-01-01

    We perform a state-of-the-art global fit to all Higgs data. We synthesise them into a 'universal' form, which allows to easily test any desired model. We apply the proposed methodology to extract from data the Higgs branching ratios, production cross sections, couplings and to analyse composite Higgs models, models with extra Higgs doublets, supersymmetry, extra particles in the loops, anomalous top couplings, invisible Higgs decay into Dark Matter. Best fit regions lie around the Standard Model predictions and are well approximated by our 'universal' fit. Latest data exclude the dilaton as an alternative to the Higgs, and disfavour fits with negative Yukawa couplings. We derive for the first time the SM Higgs boson mass from the measured rates, rather than from the peak positions, obtaining $M_h = 125.0 \\pm 1.8$ GeV.

  4. Universality of accelerating change

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    Eliazar, Iddo; Shlesinger, Michael F.

    2018-03-01

    On large time scales the progress of human technology follows an exponential growth trend that is termed accelerating change. The exponential growth trend is commonly considered to be the amalgamated effect of consecutive technology revolutions - where the progress carried in by each technology revolution follows an S-curve, and where the aging of each technology revolution drives humanity to push for the next technology revolution. Thus, as a collective, mankind is the 'intelligent designer' of accelerating change. In this paper we establish that the exponential growth trend - and only this trend - emerges universally, on large time scales, from systems that combine together two elements: randomness and amalgamation. Hence, the universal generation of accelerating change can be attained by systems with no 'intelligent designer'.

  5. Neutrinos in the universe

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    Tayler, R.J.

    1981-01-01

    Although neutrinos are apparently insignificant particles, which were not discovered for more than 25 years after their existence was predicted, they have had a big influence on the evolution of the Universe, particularly if it had a hot origin. Their importance may be increased if recent suggestions that their mass is finite are confirmed. In this article a brief account is given of the properties of neutrinos and this is followed by a discussion of the way in which they influence the evolution of the hot big bang Universe and of their role in the late stages of stellar evolution. There is also a brief discussion of the problem of the solar neutrinos and of the manner in which neutrino instability might reduce or solve it. (author)

  6. Writing and University Students

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    Martha Cecilia Andrade Calderón

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available The article reports on the exploratory-descriptive investigation carried out to explain the writing behavior of the students of the Universidad Colegio Mayor of Cundinamarca. To this effect, it refers to the results of the project that are based on the state of the art of writing in higher education; it is supported by various conceptualizations about its technique throughout time, orality and writing at the University, the act of writing, and references about specific didactics. Furthermore, the article proposes theoretical approaches concerned with the process of writing, such as constructivism, meaningful learning, metacognition, social practices of language and new writing tendencies in information media. Through all this, the article present a profile of the University students on the level of writing and it evaluates their editing skills and the level of writing productiveness. This allows offering an academic proposal with possible guidelines for the institution to strengthen writing ability in their students.

  7. PBL at Aalborg university

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    From the preface: "All the articles in this book have been presented at the International Conference PBL 2006 ABP, that was held in Lima, Peru, July 19th-21th 2006. This conference is part of a series of Pan-American conferences. It is the first time that Aalborg University has participated....... At the PBL conference in Lima, there were 8 participants from Aalborg University presenting parts of an Aalborg model. All together we had the responsibility for 11 presentations including keynote presentation and workshop. We have found it worthwhile to publish these articles together, because there are......: − Descriptions of PBL cases in various disciplines. − Combinations of development and research. − Perspectives for future implementation of PBL. − Perspectives on how to create a global network on PBL."...

  8. Life in the Universe

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    2001-10-01

    Live Webcast from Europe's Leading Research Organisations Summary Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? Are we alone? These questions have always fascinated humanity and for more than 50 years, physicists, biologists, chemists, cosmologists, astronomers and other scientists have worked tirelessly to answer these fundamental questions. And now this November via webcast, all the world will have the opportunity to see and hear the latest news on extraterrestrial life from the most prestigious research centers and how for the past three months, European students have had the chance to jump into the scientists' shoes and explore these questions for themselves. The event is being sponsored by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) , the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) , in cooperation with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE). "Life in the Universe" is being mounted in collaboration with the Research Directorate-General of the European Commission for the European Week of Science and Technology in November 2001 . "Life in the Universe" competitions are already underway in 23 European countries to find the best projects from school students between 14 and 18. Two winning teams from each country will be invited to a final event at CERN in Geneva on 8-11 November 2001 to present their projects and discuss them with a panel of International Experts at a special three-day event. They will also compete for the "Super Prize" - a free visit to ESA's and ESO's research and technology facilities at Kourou and Paranal in South America. Students participating in the programme are encouraged to present their views on extraterrestrial life creatively. The only requirement is that the views be based upon scientific evidence. Many projects are being submitted just now - among them are scientific essays

  9. The Worldhood university

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    Bengtsen, Søren Smedegaard; Nørgård, Rikke Toft

    of the university [is] terribly thin - relying as it does on the terminology of performance indicators, worldclass-ness, knowledge transfer, ‘third space professionals’, ‘the student experience’, students-as-consumers, league tables, outcomes, impact, [and] internationalisation” (Barnett, 2013, p.43-44). Indeed, we...... politically, socially, ethically, and philosophically. It requires, among other things, new conceptions of academic citizenship, belonging in higher education, and what we have called ‘placeful universities’ where “academic citizenship emerges through dialogical integration and ‘Mitsein’ in the critically......Universities and higher education today are sites for entanglement of multiple forms of agency and lifeworlds. Enhanced focus is given to higher education strategies and frameworks that integrate more traditional forms of higher education curriculum with moral and political awareness, social agency...

  10. Improving University Research Value

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    Kelley O’Reilly

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This article investigates the current data management practices of university researchers at an Intermountain West land-grant research university in the United States. Key findings suggest that researchers are primarily focused on the collection and housing of research data. However, additional research value exists within the other life cycle stages for research data—specifically in the stages of delivery and maintenance. These stages are where most new demands and requirements exist for data management plans and policies that are conditional for external grant funding; therefore, these findings expose a “gap” in current research practice. These findings should be of interest to academics and practitioners alike as findings highlight key management gaps in the life cycle of research data. This study also suggests a course of action for academic institutions to coalesce campus-wide assets to assist researchers in improving research value.

  11. The Dark Universe

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    Livio, Mario

    2010-04-01

    1. A brief history of dark matter Vera Rubin; 2. Microlensing towards the Magellanic Clouds Kailash Sahu; 3. Searching for galactic dark matter Harvey Richer; 4. Hot gas in clusters of galaxies and Omega Megan Donahue; 5. Tracking the Baryon density from the Big Bang to the present Gary Steigman; 6. Modified Newtonian dynamics and its implications Bob Sanders; 7. Cosmological parameters and quintessence from radio galaxies Ruth Daly and Eric Guerra; 8. The mass density of the Universe Neta Bahcall; 9. Growth of structure in the Universe John Peacock; 10. Cosmological implications of the most distant supernova (known) Adam Riess; 11. Dynamical probes of the Halo mass function Chris Kochanek; 12. Detection of gravitational waves from inflation Marc Kamionkowski and Andrew Jaffe; 13. Cosmological constant problems and their solution Alex Vilenkin; 14. Dark Matter and dark energy: a physicist's perspective Michael Dine.

  12. University Reactor Sharing Program

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    Reese, W.D.

    2004-01-01

    Research projects supported by the program include items such as dating geological material and producing high current super conducting magnets. The funding continues to give small colleges and universities the valuable opportunity to use the NSC for teaching courses in nuclear processes; specifically neutron activation analysis and gamma spectroscopy. The Reactor Sharing Program has supported the construction of a Fast Neutron Flux Irradiator for users at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and the University of Houston. This device has been characterized and has been found to have near optimum neutron fluxes for A39/Ar 40 dating. Institution final reports and publications resulting from the use of these funds are on file at the Nuclear Science Center

  13. Building baby universes

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    Coles, Peter

    2017-08-01

    The thought of a scientist trying to design a laboratory experiment in which to create a whole new universe probably sounds like it belongs in the plot of a science-fiction B-movie. But as author Zeeya Merali explains in her new book A Big Bang in a Little Room, there are more than a few eminent physicists who think that this is theoretically possible.

  14. University Curricula in Nanoelectronics

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    Bruun, Erik; Nielsen, Ivan Ring

    2009-01-01

    Nanotechnology is having increasing impact on university curricula in electrical engineering. The advent of nanotechnology brings about new possibilities in nanoelectronics, including increasingly complex systems on chip, sophisticated technology fusion between electronic devices and non......-electronic devices (such as bio-devices or chemical devices), and possibilities for developing fundamentally new nanoscale electronic devices. New engineering curricula in nanoelectronics must take these developments into account. A model for the development of new curricula is presented and some representative...

  15. Dark matter universe

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    Bahcall, Neta A.

    2015-01-01

    Most of the mass in the universe is in the form of dark matter—a new type of nonbaryonic particle not yet detected in the laboratory or in other detection experiments. The evidence for the existence of dark matter through its gravitational impact is clear in astronomical observations—from the early observations of the large motions of galaxies in clusters and the motions of stars and gas in galaxies, to observations of the large-scale structure in the universe, gravitational lensing, and the cosmic microwave background. The extensive data consistently show the dominance of dark matter and quantify its amount and distribution, assuming general relativity is valid. The data inform us that the dark matter is nonbaryonic, is “cold” (i.e., moves nonrelativistically in the early universe), and interacts only weakly with matter other than by gravity. The current Lambda cold dark matter cosmology—a simple (but strange) flat cold dark matter model dominated by a cosmological constant Lambda, with only six basic parameters (including the density of matter and of baryons, the initial mass fluctuations amplitude and its scale dependence, and the age of the universe and of the first stars)—fits remarkably well all the accumulated data. However, what is the dark matter? This is one of the most fundamental open questions in cosmology and particle physics. Its existence requires an extension of our current understanding of particle physics or otherwise point to a modification of gravity on cosmological scales. The exploration and ultimate detection of dark matter are led by experiments for direct and indirect detection of this yet mysterious particle. PMID:26417091

  16. Life In The Universe!

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    2001-01-01

    Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? Are we alone? These questions have always fascinated humanity and for more than 30 years, physicists, biologists, chemists, cosmologists and astronomers have worked tirelessly to answer these questions. Yet just this past week at CERN students from all over Europe came to present their ideas on the subject and listen to the latest on extraterrestrial life from some of the world's most prestigious researchers.

  17. Dark matter universe.

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    Bahcall, Neta A

    2015-10-06

    Most of the mass in the universe is in the form of dark matter--a new type of nonbaryonic particle not yet detected in the laboratory or in other detection experiments. The evidence for the existence of dark matter through its gravitational impact is clear in astronomical observations--from the early observations of the large motions of galaxies in clusters and the motions of stars and gas in galaxies, to observations of the large-scale structure in the universe, gravitational lensing, and the cosmic microwave background. The extensive data consistently show the dominance of dark matter and quantify its amount and distribution, assuming general relativity is valid. The data inform us that the dark matter is nonbaryonic, is "cold" (i.e., moves nonrelativistically in the early universe), and interacts only weakly with matter other than by gravity. The current Lambda cold dark matter cosmology--a simple (but strange) flat cold dark matter model dominated by a cosmological constant Lambda, with only six basic parameters (including the density of matter and of baryons, the initial mass fluctuations amplitude and its scale dependence, and the age of the universe and of the first stars)--fits remarkably well all the accumulated data. However, what is the dark matter? This is one of the most fundamental open questions in cosmology and particle physics. Its existence requires an extension of our current understanding of particle physics or otherwise point to a modification of gravity on cosmological scales. The exploration and ultimate detection of dark matter are led by experiments for direct and indirect detection of this yet mysterious particle.

  18. Universal Compressed Sensing

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    Jalali, Shirin; Poor, H. Vincent

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, the problem of developing universal algorithms for compressed sensing of stochastic processes is studied. First, R\\'enyi's notion of information dimension (ID) is generalized to analog stationary processes. This provides a measure of complexity for such processes and is connected to the number of measurements required for their accurate recovery. Then a minimum entropy pursuit (MEP) optimization approach is proposed, and it is proven that it can reliably recover any stationary ...

  19. For information: Geneva University

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    2005-01-01

    Ecole de physique Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVE 4 TéL: (022) 379 62 73 Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Lundi 5 décembre COLLOQUE DE PHYSIQUE at 17:00 - Stückelberg Auditorium ARCHEOLOGY OF THE UNIVERSE WITH THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND by Prof. Paolo de Bernardis / Université de Rome 'La Sapienza'

  20. Our Mathematical Universe?

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    Butterfield, Jeremy

    2014-01-01

    This is a discussion of some themes in Max Tegmark's recent book, Our Mathematical Universe. It was written as a review for Plus Magazine, the online magazine of the UK's national mathematics education and outreach project, the Mathematics Millennium Project. Since some of the discussion (about symmetry breaking, and Pythagoreanism in the philosophy of mathematics) went beyond reviewing Tegmark's book, the material was divided into three online articles. This version combines those three arti...

  1. The Flying University

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    Friesen, Catherine

    The Flying University is solo theater performance framed as an academic lecture about Marie Curie and her discovery of radium, delivered to a group of women who have gathered in secret to further their education. As the lecture proceeds, the professor brings in her own research based on a study of Esther Horsch (1905-1991) who lived on a farm in central Illinois. She introduces data from Esther's journals, personal memories, and dreams about Esther's life. The professor's investigation of radium plays at the intersections of magical and mundane, decay and the transformation of life, and the place of ambition in these two women's lives. The intention of this piece is to explore these themes, which are full of mystery, through the traces of the daily lives of Mme. Curie and Esther. Their words and photos are used as roots from which to imagine the things that echo beyond their familiar work; elemental and also fantastically radiant. The Flying University was written and performed by Catherine Friesen April 27-29, 2012 in the Center for Performance Experiment at Hamilton College as part of the University of South Carolina MFA Acting Class of 2013 showcase, Pieces of Eight.

  2. Universal hypermultiplet metrics

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    Ketov, Sergei V.

    2001-01-01

    Some instanton corrections to the universal hypermultiplet moduli space metric of the type IIA string theory compactified on a Calabi-Yau threefold arise due to multiple wrapping of BPS membranes and five-branes around certain cycles of Calabi-Yau. The classical universal hypermultipet metric is locally equivalent to the Bergmann metric of the symmetric quaternionic space SU(2,1)/U(2), whereas its generic quaternionic deformations are governed by the integrable SU(∞) Toda equation. We calculate the exact (non-perturbative) UH metrics in the special cases of (i) the D-instantons (the wrapped D2-branes) in the absence of five-branes, and (ii) the five-brane instantons with vanishing charges, in the absence of D-instantons. The solutions of the first type preserve the U(1)xU(1) classical symmetry, while they can be interpreted as the gravitational dressing of the hyper-Kaehler D-instanton solutions. The solutions of the second type preserve the non-abelian SU(2) classical symmetry, while they can be interpreted as the gradient flows in the universal hypermultiplet moduli space

  3. Universal elements of fragmentation

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    Yanovsky, V. V.; Tur, A. V.; Kuklina, O. V.

    2010-01-01

    A fragmentation theory is proposed that explains the universal asymptotic behavior of the fragment-size distribution in the large-size range, based on simple physical principles. The basic principles of the theory are the total mass conservation in a fragmentation process and a balance condition for the energy expended in increasing the surface of fragments during their breakup. A flux-based approach is used that makes it possible to supplement the basic principles and develop a minimal theory of fragmentation. Such a supplementary principle is that of decreasing fragment-volume flux with increasing energy expended in fragmentation. It is shown that the behavior of the decreasing flux is directly related to the form of a power-law fragment-size distribution. The minimal theory is used to find universal asymptotic fragment-size distributions and to develop a natural physical classification of fragmentation models. A more general, nonlinear theory of strong fragmentation is also developed. It is demonstrated that solutions to a nonlinear kinetic equation consistent with both basic principles approach a universal asymptotic size distribution. Agreement between the predicted asymptotic fragment-size distributions and experimental observations is discussed.

  4. Universe opacity and CMB

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    Vavryčuk, Václav

    2018-04-01

    A cosmological model, in which the cosmic microwave background (CMB) is a thermal radiation of intergalactic dust instead of a relic radiation of the Big Bang, is revived and revisited. The model suggests that a virtually transparent local Universe becomes considerably opaque at redshifts z > 2 - 3. Such opacity is hardly to be detected in the Type Ia supernova data, but confirmed using quasar data. The opacity steeply increases with redshift because of a high proper density of intergalactic dust in the previous epochs. The temperature of intergalactic dust increases as (1 + z) and exactly compensates the change of wavelengths due to redshift, so that the dust radiation looks apparently like the radiation of the blackbody with a single temperature. The predicted dust temperature is TD = 2.776 K, which differs from the CMB temperature by 1.9% only, and the predicted ratio between the total CMB and EBL intensities is 13.4 which is close to 12.5 obtained from observations. The CMB temperature fluctuations are caused by EBL fluctuations produced by galaxy clusters and voids in the Universe. The polarization anomalies of the CMB correlated with temperature anisotropies are caused by the polarized thermal emission of needle-shaped conducting dust grains aligned by large-scale magnetic fields around clusters and voids. A strong decline of the luminosity density for z > 4 is interpreted as the result of high opacity of the Universe rather than of a decline of the global stellar mass density at high redshifts.

  5. The inflationary universe

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    Guth, A.; Steinhardt, P.

    1989-01-01

    The new inflationary cosmological model discussed here in terms of grand unified theories (GUTs) seems to offer solutions to all the problems associated with the big bang model, such as the existence of magnetic monopoles. Before the first 10 -30 s of the existence of the universe, a brief period of extraordinarily rapid expansion occurred according to the ''inflation'' model. Successes of the big bang model include the three standard testable predictions, but relate to time a second or two after the big bang, namely red-shifts of distant, receding galaxies, measured in the 1920s, the existence of a microwave background radiation, confirmed in 1964, and the abundance of light atomic nuclei such as Helium, Hydrogen and Lithium. Two problems posed by the big bang theory are the horizon problem which seeks an answer to the large-scale uniformity of the universe and the question of energy density which leads to questions about whether the universe is closed, open, or flat. In this new inflationary model the phase transition is driven by random fluctuations of the Higgs fields, thus overcoming the flaw in the original model. (U.K.)

  6. University Pedagogy for Assistant Professors at Aalborg University (Part 1)

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    Kolmos, Anette; Krogh, Lone

    2003-01-01

    The article describes a course for assistant professors within the University Teacher Education at Aalborg University. The course focus is to develop knowledge, skills and methods from within the didactic, pedagogical, and learning theory-based fields....

  7. Asian top universities in six world university ranking systems

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    Mahmood Khosrowjerdi; Zahra Seif Kashani

    2013-01-01

    There are a variety of ranking systems for universities throughout the different continents of the world. The majority of the world ranking systems have paid special attention toward evaluation of universities and higher education institutions at the national and international level. This paper tries to study the similarities and status of top Asian universities in the list of top 200 universities by these world ranking systems. Findings show that there are some parallelisms among the...

  8. Reclaiming the Radical in Universal Human Rights: Universality as Universalisation

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    McNeilly, Kathryn

    2015-01-01

    The universality of human rights has been a fiercely contested issue throughout their history. This article contributes to scholarly engagements with the universality of human rights by proposing a re-engagement with this concept in a way that is compatible with the aims of radical politics. Instead of a static attribute or characteristic of rights this article proposes that universality can be thought of as, drawing from Judith Butler, an ongoing process of universalisation. Universality acc...

  9. Private Universities in Zimbabwe: The Case of Africa University ...

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    Whilst many of these challenges are shared with other private universities in Zimbabwe, a few are peculiar to Africa University. This paper discusses Africa University's experience with regard to establishment, nature, institutional marketing and student recruitment, programmes, governance, finding and other external factors ...

  10. University Pedagogy for Assistant Professors at Aalborg University (Part 2)

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    Kolmos, Anette; Krogh, Lone

    2003-01-01

    In issue 1-2003, Anette Kolmos and Lone Krogh reported on the two-semester study course " University Pedagogy for Assistant Professors at Aalborg University (DK)". Now, in part 2, they are adressing guidelines for supervison and advising of assistant professors in the university teacher education...

  11. Green University Initiatives in China: A Case of Tsinghua University

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    Zhao, Wanxia; Zou, Yonghua

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine green university initiatives in the context of China, using Tsinghua University, which is China's green university pioneer, as a case study. Design/methodology/approach: The research method used for this paper is a case study based on participant observation and document analysis. The approach to…

  12. The relational universe

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    Magnon, A.

    1998-01-01

    A relational approach to be observable universe is proposed, which precludes the concept of absolute background. Space-time events emerge as dynamical entities which owe their existence to a memorization process, itself inter wind with the availability of cosmological horizons (screening from totality) sourcing long-range correlations. The resulting (and relational) mode of description sheds light on various paradoxes (EPR, Foucault pendolum, light beam effect, etc.), on the problem of instantaneous and global influences (quark deconfinement) as related to the interconnectedness of our cosmos. This scenario leads to comment on living systems vs. robots, and on non-recursive and global aspects of the mathematical intuition

  13. The Artful Universe Expanded

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    Bassett, B A [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom)

    2005-07-29

    The cosmos is an awfully big place and there is no better guide to its vast expanse and fascinating nooks and crannies than John Barrow. A professor of mathematical sciences at Cambridge University, Barrow embodies that rare combination of highly polished writer and expert scientist. His deft touch brings together the disparate threads of human knowledge and weaves them into a tapestry as rich and interesting for the expert as it is for the layperson. The Artful Universe Expanded is an updated edition of this popular book first published in 1995. It explores the deeply profound manner in which natural law and the nature of the cosmos have moulded and shaped us, our cultures and the very form of our arts and music-a new type of 'cosmic' anthropology. The main themes Barrow chooses for revealing this new anthropology are the subjects of evolution, the size of things, the heavens and the nature of music. The book is a large, eclectic repository of knowledge often unavailable to the layperson, hidden in esoteric libraries around the world. It rivals The Da Vinci Code for entertainment value and insights, but this time it is Nature's code that is revealed. It is rare indeed to find common threads drawn through topics as diverse as The Beetles, Bach and Beethoven or between Jackson Pollock, the Aztecs, Kant, Picasso, Byzantine mosaics, uranium-235 and the helix nebula. Barrow unerringly binds them together, presenting them in a stimulating, conversational style that belies the amount of time that must have gone into researching this book. Dip into it at random, or read it from cover to cover, but do read it. The Artful Universe Expanded is an entertaining antidote to the oft-lamented pressures to know more and more about less and less and the apparently inexorable march of specialization. On reading this book one can, for a short time at least, hold in one's mind a vision that unifies science, art and culture and glimpse a universal tapestry of great

  14. On universal procrastination

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    Eliazar, Iddo

    2017-09-01

    This paper presents a general stochastic model for procrastination with respect to a deadline. The model establishes a universal procrastination pattern that follows an inverse power-law: if the time remaining to the deadline is r then the response is 1/rε , where ɛ is a positive exponent. The model further establishes that the exponent value ε =1 , which yields the harmonic response 1/r , stands out as special and distinguishable. The theoretical results of the model are shown to be in perfect accord with recent empirical findings.

  15. Universality and Halo Nuclei

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    Tomio L.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Universal aspects of few-body systems will be reviewed motivated by recent interest in atomic and nuclear physics. The critical conditions for the existence of excited states in three-body systems with two-identical particles will be explored. In particular, we consider halo nuclei that can be modeled as three-body nuclear systems, with two halo neutrons and a core. In this context, we also discuss the low-energy neutron−19C elastic scattering, near the conditions for the app earance of an Efimov state.

  16. The Artful Universe Expanded

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    Bassett, B A

    2005-01-01

    The cosmos is an awfully big place and there is no better guide to its vast expanse and fascinating nooks and crannies than John Barrow. A professor of mathematical sciences at Cambridge University, Barrow embodies that rare combination of highly polished writer and expert scientist. His deft touch brings together the disparate threads of human knowledge and weaves them into a tapestry as rich and interesting for the expert as it is for the layperson. The Artful Universe Expanded is an updated edition of this popular book first published in 1995. It explores the deeply profound manner in which natural law and the nature of the cosmos have moulded and shaped us, our cultures and the very form of our arts and music-a new type of 'cosmic' anthropology. The main themes Barrow chooses for revealing this new anthropology are the subjects of evolution, the size of things, the heavens and the nature of music. The book is a large, eclectic repository of knowledge often unavailable to the layperson, hidden in esoteric libraries around the world. It rivals The Da Vinci Code for entertainment value and insights, but this time it is Nature's code that is revealed. It is rare indeed to find common threads drawn through topics as diverse as The Beetles, Bach and Beethoven or between Jackson Pollock, the Aztecs, Kant, Picasso, Byzantine mosaics, uranium-235 and the helix nebula. Barrow unerringly binds them together, presenting them in a stimulating, conversational style that belies the amount of time that must have gone into researching this book. Dip into it at random, or read it from cover to cover, but do read it. The Artful Universe Expanded is an entertaining antidote to the oft-lamented pressures to know more and more about less and less and the apparently inexorable march of specialization. On reading this book one can, for a short time at least, hold in one's mind a vision that unifies science, art and culture and glimpse a universal tapestry of great beauty. (book review)

  17. The Necessary University

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    Jorge Luis Ibarra Mendívil

    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available Because of the complex scenarios brought about by globalization, the necessary university will require flexible models oriented toward problem solving and collaborative work, which will also allow students to enter and leave the institution at different times during their training. Among its main features, there will be collegial work, in the sense of collective teaching experimentation; active follow up of students’ progress; trust in the students’ potential; a close relationship of headmasters, teachers and students; and rules that provide certainty to institutional life.

  18. Drexel University Temperature Sensors

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    Davis, K. L. [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Knudson, D. L. [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Rempe, J. L. [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Chase, B. M. [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2014-09-22

    This document summarizes background information and presents results related to temperature measurements in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) Drexel University Project 31091 irradiation. The objective of this test was to assess the radiation performance of new ceramic materials for advanced reactor applications. Accordingly, irradiations of transition metal carbides and nitrides were performed using the Hydraulic Shuttle Irradiation System (HSIS) in the B-7 position and in static capsules inserted into the A-3 and East Flux Trap Position 5 locations of the ATR.

  19. Physics of the universe

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    Sachs, Mendel

    2010-01-01

    This book presents a new approach to the subject of cosmology. It fully exploits Einstein's theory of general relativity. It is found that the most general formal expression of the theory replaces the (10-component) tensor formalism with a (16-component) quaternion formalism. This leads to a unified field theory, where one field incorporates gravitation and electromagnetism. The theory predicts an oscillating universe cosmology with a spiral configuration. Dark matter is explained in terms of a sea of particle-antiparticle pairs, each in a particular (derived) ground state. This leads to an ex

  20. Carbon in the Universe

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    Allamandola, Louis J.

    2013-01-01

    Over the past few decades, NASA missions have revealed that we live in a Universe that is not a hydrogen-dominated, physicist's paradise, but in a molecular Universe with complex molecules directly interwoven into its fabric. These missions have shown that molecules are an abundant and important component of astronomical objects at all stages of their evolution and that they play a key role in many processes that dominate the structure and evolution of galaxies. Closer to home in our galaxy, the Milky Way, they have revealed a unique and complex organic inventory of regions of star and planet formation that may well represent some of the prebiotic roots to life. Astrobiology emerges from the great interest in understanding astrochemical evolution from simple to complex molecules, especially those with biogenic potential and the roles they may play as primordial seeds in the origin of life on habitable worlds. The first part of this talk will highlight how infrared spectroscopic studies of interstellar space, combined with dedicated laboratory simulations, have revealed the widespread presence of complex organics across deep space. The remainder of the presentation will focus on the evolution of these materials and astrobiology.

  1. Universality of TMD correlators

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    Buffing M.G.A.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In a high-energy scattering process with hadrons in the initial state, color is involved. Transverse momentum dependent distribution functions (TMDs describe the quark and gluon distributions in these hadrons in momentum space with the inclusion of transverse directions. Apart from the (anti-quarks and gluons that are involved in the hard scattering process, additional gluon emissions by the hadrons have to be taken into account as well, giving rise to Wilson lines or gauge links. The TMDs involved are sensitive to the process under consideration and hence potentially nonuniversal due to these Wilson line interactions with the hard process; different hard processes give rise to different Wilson line structures. We will show that in practice only a finite number of universal TMDs have to be considered, which come in different linear combinations depending on the hard process under consideration, ensuring a generalized universality. For quarks this gives rise to three Pretzelocity functions, whereas for gluons a richer structure of functions arises.

  2. For information: Geneva University

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    2005-01-01

    SECTION DE PHYSIQUEDépartement de physique de la matière condensée Quai Ernest-Ansermet 24CH-1211 Genève 4Tél. 022 379 65 11 - Fax 022 379 68 69 Mercredi 14 décembre Colloque exceptionnel 17h00 - Auditoire: Grand Auditoire A Possible Solution to the High Temperature Superconducivity Phenomena Professor Chandra Varma / Department of physics, University of California Riverside The intense effort on the solution of the high Tc problem (over 105 papers in 18 years) has led to remarkable new ideas which will affect future developments not just in condensed matter physics but all of physics. There may now exist a consistent microscopic theory which explains the universal features of the phase diagram of the Cuprates and whose principal predictions have been experimentally verified. This theory draws on an assimilation of the wide ranging experiments on the Cuprates to formulate a phenomenology. The phenomenology is used to formulate a microscopic theory which in turn draws on aspects ranging from solid ...

  3. Random metric spaces and universality

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    Vershik, A M

    2004-01-01

    The notion of random metric space is defined, and it is proved that such a space is isometric to the Urysohn universal metric space with probability one. The main technique is the study of universal and random distance matrices; properties of metric (in particular, universal) spaces are related to properties of distance matrices. Examples of other categories in which randomness and universality coincide (graphs, and so on) are given

  4. The RAE and University Efficiency.

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    Mace, John

    2000-01-01

    Evaluates effects of the new British funding formula for universities, based on the research assessment exercise (RAE). Compares effects of the RAE on two contrasting universities and finds the RAE has dramatically affected university organization, teaching, and research. RAE may have increased efficiency in teaching and research but encourages…

  5. Universal service policy in Vietnam

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    Do Manh, Thai; Falch, Morten; Von Salakpi, Simeon

    2016-01-01

    Universal service provision is a key to bridge the digital divide. This paper provides an empirical examination of the Vietnamese universal policy introduced in 2015 for implementation up to 2020. Using the framework of King et al. (1994) the paper analyses the universal services policy in Vietnam...

  6. (Re)Discovering University Autonomy

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    -relationships between stakeholders and policies which can reinforce and equally pull in opposite directions. The holistic view is expressed in a model of institutional university autonomy that brings together the traditional basic four pillars of autonomy, and five interfaces: government–university; university...

  7. University Decision Structures. Technical Report.

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    Jensen, Arne; And Others

    Viewpoints on the university organization are represented which arose from study of the situation in the University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen in particular. The question addressed is whether it is possible, by way of a simple set of rules to create a system of governance for higher education that will satisfy the demands of…

  8. Getting European universities into shape

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    Jacobs, B.; van der Ploeg, F.

    2006-01-01

    Most European universities lag behind the best universities in the Anglo-Saxon world. A key challenge is to raise resources per student in Europe to US levels. The Lisbon agenda demands fundamental reform of the European university system in order to enhance efficiency, yet avoid grade inflation, to

  9. Reflections on Commercializing University Research.

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    Hum, Derek

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the extent of commercialization of research in Canadian universities, explains why copyright enforcement is difficult, and discusses the benefits and disadvantages of licensing an innovation versus creating a spinoff company to exploit university discoveries. Explores issues related to sharing benefits of university discoveries. (SLD)

  10. How to Run a University

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    Evans, G. R.

    2006-01-01

    The Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration proposed a business model for universities in 2003. Pressure to change university governance to make it match the business model remains strong, and it is being most actively applied to Oxford and Cambridge. The Oxford and Cambridge governance debates (which began in the 1990s) open up the…

  11. From Traditional to Modern Universities

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    Nielsen, Anja Birch; Sort, Jesper Chrautwald; Nielsen, Christian

    concludes that the performance management used today in universities in form of publications is overlooking the industries’ need of growth from the university knowledge. Hence motivating the scientists to engage in collaborations only from the university point of view and only to a limited extent concerning...

  12. Exploring the relationship between university internationalization and university autonomy

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    Turcan, Romeo V.; Gullieva, Valeria

    this paper is addressing is whether there is a scope for international business theories in explaining university internationalization or in light of recent findings from successes and failures of university internationalization international business theories ought to be revised?......This paper explores a research gap at the intersection of university internationalization and university autonomy. A process model of university internationalization is put forward whereby the process of university internationalization is mediated by university internationalization capacity...... and moderated by target country institutional autonomy and globalization; and entry modes, timing and pace, as well as product mix of internationalization define university’s internationalization pattern. A systematic review is conducted to identify empirical studies at this intersection. One of the questions...

  13. Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities

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    Block, David L.; T-Raissi, Ali

    2009-01-01

    This final report describes the R&D activities and projects conducted for NASA under the 6-year NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities grant program. Contained within this report are summaries of the overall activities, one-page description of all the reports funded under this program and all of the individual reports from each of the 29 projects supported by the effort. The R&D activities cover hydrogen technologies related to production, cryogenics, sensors, storage, separation processes, fuel cells, resource assessments and education. In the span of 6 years, the NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities program funded a total of 44 individual university projects, and employed more than 100 faculty and over 100 graduate research students in the six participating universities. Researchers involved in this program have filed more than 20 patents in all hydrogen technology areas and put out over 220 technical publications in the last 2 years alone. This 6 year hydrogen research program was conducted by a consortium of six Florida universities: Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, and University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville. The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) of the University of Central Florida managed the research activities of all consortium member universities except those at the University of Florida. This report does not include any of the programs or activities conducted at the University of Florida, but can be found in NASA/CR-2008-215440-PART 1-3.

  14. Language universals at birth

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    Gómez, David Maximiliano; Berent, Iris; Benavides-Varela, Silvia; Bion, Ricardo A. H.; Cattarossi, Luigi; Nespor, Marina; Mehler, Jacques

    2014-01-01

    The evolution of human languages is driven both by primitive biases present in the human sensorimotor systems and by cultural transmission among speakers. However, whether the design of the language faculty is further shaped by linguistic biological biases remains controversial. To address this question, we used near-infrared spectroscopy to examine whether the brain activity of neonates is sensitive to a putatively universal phonological constraint. Across languages, syllables like blif are preferred to both lbif and bdif. Newborn infants (2–5 d old) listening to these three types of syllables displayed distinct hemodynamic responses in temporal-perisylvian areas of their left hemisphere. Moreover, the oxyhemoglobin concentration changes elicited by a syllable type mirrored both the degree of its preference across languages and behavioral linguistic preferences documented experimentally in adulthood. These findings suggest that humans possess early, experience-independent, linguistic biases concerning syllable structure that shape language perception and acquisition. PMID:24706790

  15. FOR INFORMATION: Geneva University

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    Ecole de physique Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVE 4 TéL: (022) 379 62 73 Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Wednesday 30 November PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17:00 - Stückelberg Auditorium CVD Diamond Radiation Sensors For Application In Very High Radiation Environments by Prof. Peter Weilhammer / University and INFN Perugia and CERN After an introduction into the basic properties and operating principles of CVD diamond radiation sensor material, measurements of charge carrier collection and leakage currents in single crystal and polycrystalline CVD diamonds will be presented. Results from measurements of the effective mobilities and carrier lifetime of electrons and holes, using the Transient Current Technique (TCT), will be shown. Radiation hardness of CVD polycrystalline diamonds will be discussed. A summary of radiation hardness measurements, carried out over several years, will be presented for polycrystalline material. Performance of diamond trackin...

  16. Universal mesoscopic conductance fluctuations

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    Evangelou, S.N.

    1992-01-01

    The theory of conductance fluctuations in disordered metallic systems with size large compared to the mean free path of the electron but small compared to localization length is considered. It is demonstrates that fluctuations have an universal character and are due to repulsion between levels and spectral rigidity. The basic fluctuation measures for the energy spectrum in the mesoscopic regime of disordered systems are consistent with the Gaussian random matrix ensemble predictions. Although our disordered electron random matrix ensemble does not belong to the Gaussian ensemble the two ensembles turn out to be essentially similar. The level repulsion and the spectral rigidity found in nuclear spectra should also be observed in the metallic regime of Anderson localization. 7 refs. (orig.)

  17. University Engagement at INL

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    Morrell, Sean Robert [Idaho National Laboratory; Rynes, Amanda Renee [Idaho National Laboratory

    2014-07-01

    There are currently over 900 facilities in over 170 countries which fall under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. As additional nations look to purse civilian nuclear programs or to expand infrastructure already in place, the number of reactors and accompanying facilities as well as the quantity of material has greatly increased. Due to the breadth of the threat and the burden placed on the IAEA as nuclear applications expand, it has become increasingly important that safeguards professionals have a strong understanding of both the technical and political aspects of nonproliferation starting early in their career. To begin overcoming this challenge, Idaho National Laboratory, has partnered with local universities to deliver a graduate level nuclear engineering course that covers both aspects of the field with a focus on safeguards applications. To date over 60 students across multiple disciplines have participated in this course with many deciding to transition into a nonproliferation area of focus in both their academic and professional careers.

  18. Life In The Universe!

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    2001-01-01

    An alien invasion of CERN? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? Are we alone? These questions have always fascinated humanity and for more than 30 years, physicists, biologists, chemists, cosmologists and astronomers have worked tirelessly to answer these questions. Yet just this past week at CERN students from all over Europe came to present their ideas on the subject and listen to the latest on extraterrestrial life from some of the world's most prestigious researchers. Students participating in the programme were encouraged to present their views on extraterrestrial life creatively and boy did they! The team from Portugal ran performances of Greek Theatre, the team from Hungary created a board game, while the team from Belgium recited poetry questioning the existence of extraterrestrials. But all was not light hearted, there were touching presentations of violin and piano by the French team and a very thought provoking theatre performance by the German team contrasting the search for extraterrestrial...

  19. Radioecology. University textbook

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    Toelgyessy, J.; Harangozo, M.

    2000-01-01

    This textbook of radioecology for university students consists of next chapters: (1) Radioecology as special part of ecology; (2) Radionuclides in the biosphere; (3) Radioactivity of atmosphere an factors influenced its value; (4) Radioactivity of waters and factors influenced its value; (5) Radioactivity of soil and its connection with mechanical structure and chemical composition of soil as well ass with used agricultural-technical and agricultural-chemical procedures; (6) Radioactivity of plants and factors influenced its value; (7) Radioactivity of animals and animal organs and factors influenced its value; (8) Ionisation radiation and human organism. Radioactivity of human tissues; (9) Behaviour of individual groups of radionuclide in the environment; (10) Determination of radionuclides in components of the environment; (11) Radioactive wastes; (12) Nullification of nuclear reactors; (13) Radionuclides in medicine; (14) Radionuclides in vegetal production and food processing; (15) Safety of work in nuclear scientific and technological disciplines; (16) Assessment and regulation of radiation risks for the environment

  20. The Politics of Universalism

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    Simonsen, Karen-Margrethe

    2013-01-01

    ’ of globalization. Historically speaking, human rights are closely connected with globalization, but at the same time, they raise a question about the foundation of globalization: is there a universal community or only economic and political power-relations? The article argues that the political use of human rights...... discourses is split down the middle: it serves both as a critique of power and as an extension of power, and the disclosure of this split helps us understand the inner politics of human rights. The article discusses the trial in Valladolid in 1550 when the rights of the barbarian Indians of America were put......This article investigates the political function of human rights in the 16th Century in Spain just after the conquest of America. It claims that the study of this period of early globalization is relevant for the understanding of the function of human rights discourses to day, at the ‘end...

  1. External conference: Geneva University

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    2006-01-01

    ECOLE DE PHYSIQUE Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVE 4 - Tél : 022 379 62 73 - Fax: 022 379 69 92 Monday 12 June 2006 PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM at 17:00 - Stückelberg Auditorium Quantum computers - dream and realization Prof. R. Blatt / University of Innsbruck, Austria Computational operations always rely on real physical processes, which are data input, data representation in a memory, data manipulation using algorithms and finally, the data output. With conventional computers all the processes are classical processes and can be described accordingly. Theoretically, it is known for several years now that certain computations could be processed much more efficiently using quantum mechanical operations. This requires the implementation of quantum bits (qubits), quantum registers and quantum gates and the development of quantum algorithms. Several approaches for the implementation of quantum computers will be presented, with special emphasis o...

  2. Plasma and the universe

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    Falthammar, C.G.

    1988-01-01

    Hannes Alfven has enjoyed a long and spectacular career in which he has time and again pioneered the path that other workers were able fruitfully to exploit. One thinks of the Alven waves, the concept of gyrocenter drift and the perturbation theory based on it, and the critical velocity phenomenon in the interaction of a plasma with a neutral gas. All of these discoveries have been of fundamental importance. By no means content to rest on his laurels, Alfven has, during the last decade, contributed to science in a major sense, especially in the field of cosmogeny. For example, he has used the latest data from the Voyager spacecraft to test his detailed predictions of the structure of the Saturnian rings. Alfven's current preoccupation is with the Plasma Universe and, as may be expected, some of his concepts are receiving observational support, while others are still controversial

  3. Universal fingerprinting chip server.

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    Casique-Almazán, Janet; Larios-Serrato, Violeta; Olguín-Ruíz, Gabriela Edith; Sánchez-Vallejo, Carlos Javier; Maldonado-Rodríguez, Rogelio; Méndez-Tenorio, Alfonso

    2012-01-01

    The Virtual Hybridization approach predicts the most probable hybridization sites across a target nucleic acid of known sequence, including both perfect and mismatched pairings. Potential hybridization sites, having a user-defined minimum number of bases that are paired with the oligonucleotide probe, are first identified. Then free energy values are evaluated for each potential hybridization site, and if it has a calculated free energy of equal or higher negative value than a user-defined free energy cut-off value, it is considered as a site of high probability of hybridization. The Universal Fingerprinting Chip Applications Server contains the software for visualizing predicted hybridization patterns, which yields a simulated hybridization fingerprint that can be compared with experimentally derived fingerprints or with a virtual fingerprint arising from a different sample. The database is available for free at http://bioinformatica.homelinux.org/UFCVH/

  4. Rocket University at KSC

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    Sullivan, Steven J.

    2014-01-01

    "Rocket University" is an exciting new initiative at Kennedy Space Center led by NASA's Engineering and Technology Directorate. This hands-on experience has been established to develop, refine & maintain targeted flight engineering skills to enable the Agency and KSC strategic goals. Through "RocketU", KSC is developing a nimble, rapid flight engineering life cycle systems knowledge base. Ongoing activities in RocketU develop and test new technologies and potential customer systems through small scale vehicles, build and maintain flight experience through balloon and small-scale rocket missions, and enable a revolving fresh perspective of engineers with hands on expertise back into the large scale NASA programs, providing a more experienced multi-disciplined set of systems engineers. This overview will define the Program, highlight aspects of the training curriculum, and identify recent accomplishments and activities.

  5. (Re)Discovering University Autonomy

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    This book challenges traditional approach to university autonomy which is based on four pillars: organisational, financial, human resource, and academic. The main thesis is that a fuller understanding of university autonomy can only be obtained through a more holistic view of the complex inter......-relationships between stakeholders and policies which can reinforce and equally pull in opposite directions. The holistic view is expressed in a model of institutional university autonomy that brings together the traditional basic four pillars of autonomy, and five interfaces: government–university; university......–university staff; academic staff–students; university–business; and university–internationalisation. This model is explored through international case studies that give new insights and reinforce our understanding that the issues relating to institutional university autonomy are complex, interactive and genuinely...

  6. Wikipedia ranking of world universities

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    Lages, José; Patt, Antoine; Shepelyansky, Dima L.

    2016-03-01

    We use the directed networks between articles of 24 Wikipedia language editions for producing the wikipedia ranking of world Universities (WRWU) using PageRank, 2DRank and CheiRank algorithms. This approach allows to incorporate various cultural views on world universities using the mathematical statistical analysis independent of cultural preferences. The Wikipedia ranking of top 100 universities provides about 60% overlap with the Shanghai university ranking demonstrating the reliable features of this approach. At the same time WRWU incorporates all knowledge accumulated at 24 Wikipedia editions giving stronger highlights for historically important universities leading to a different estimation of efficiency of world countries in university education. The historical development of university ranking is analyzed during ten centuries of their history.

  7. Sheet universes and the shapes of Friedmann universes

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    Lynden-Bell, D.; Redmount, I.H.

    1989-01-01

    Unless Ω>1,the Big Bang did not start from a point. Consideration shows sheet universes in which matter is confined to a homogeneous universe. Sheet universes and the corresponding embeddings of FRW universes into Minkowski space are drawn. Their initial singularities are shown to be point-like for the 'closed' case, line-like for the 'flat' (Ω=1) case and surface-like for the 'open' case. In contrast to the cross-sections at constant comoving proper time, typical spacelike cross-sections of the 'flat' universes are closed and encounter their extensive singularities. All cross-sections of the 'closed' universe are closed and only very special cross-sections encounter the point singularities at the Big Bang or the Big Crunch. (author)

  8. Our Astounding Universe

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    Mishra, Monika

    2016-04-01

    The philosophy of my life is to keep encouraging children to think beyond they could achieve easily. I understand children are adaptive to change and take things with an open mind. They are ready to experiment with new things and dare to dream big. I am fortunate to being a teacher by profession and thus I always attempt experimenting, observing, and participating with other children and adults. Children learn through play. From birth, children are active participants in building their own understanding. Teachers prepare the environment to help each child build on what they already know. It is such a great pleasure to observe every young kid that becomes excited and curious to know when we show them the Universe pictures and tell them about the strange objects in our Universe. So my aim is to keep them ignited by doing different activities throughout the year related to Space. I am always a firm believer of: Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level. One of my main ways of teaching is to conduct various presentations on The Solar System and beyond and debates on Space explorations. A Planet making project is one of the all-time favorite project for my students where they dare to dream to fly in the universe, and with their imagination, kids make different celestial objects and present them. To inculcate scientific attitude I arrange film screening, simulation exercises and quizzes on various topics of astronomy. Every year we celebrate World Space Week 4th to 10th of Oct. The motivation among all came through different hands-on activities like-painting, slogan competition, topics related to space, poetry and essay writing on various topics related to astronomy, assembly presentations in school. I am indeed overwhelmed when I started the very special Space and Astronomy club where young toddlers are involved in different activities like a star gazing program, conducting

  9. Postmodernity and the university

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    Peter Scott

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The utility of post-modernism as an interpretative framework for understanding the development of contemporary higher education systems is sharply contested. Critics argue that post-modernism is, at best, a set of ideas in aesthetics, literature and critical theory with limited relevance outside these domains and, at worst, a passing intellectual fashion that is now out-of-date. However, post-modernity —or, as some would prefer, late modernity or ‘fluid’ modernity — is perhaps a more useful idea. In 21stcentury society there are a number of trends, some structural such as the growth of a knowledge-based economy and development of new patterns of knowledge production; and some conceptual such as the reconfiguration of time and space and the recognition of ‘difference’ (and risk? as key factor in the constitution of social life (and individual identity, which have a direct impact on the university. This impact is felt in two ways — first, the university is a primary engine of these transformations. Secondly, the university is shaped by these transformations (both normatively and cognitively in terms of teaching and research and structurally in terms of its organisational characteristics, governance and managementLa utilidad del postmodernismo como marco interpretativo para comprender el desarrollo de los sistemas contemporáneos de educación superior ha sido severamente contestada. Los críticos argumentan que el postmodernismo es, como mucho, un conjunto de ideas en los ámbitos de la estética, literatura y teoría crítica con relevancia limitada fuera de esos campos y, a lo peor, una moda intelectual pasajera que actualmente está caducada. No obstante, la postmodernidad —o, como algunos preferirían, la modernidad tardía o modernidad «fluida»— es quizá una idea más útil. En la sociedad del siglo XXI hay un cúmulo de tendencias, algunas estructurales, como el crecimiento de la economía basada en el conocimiento y el

  10. University Libraries in Pakistan University Libraries in Pakistan

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    Muhammad Zulqarnain Akhtar

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available The paper aims to examine the development and growth of the university libraries in Pakistan. It also examines the obstacles in the provision of better library services in the universities of the country. The study is based on an extensive review of the available literature, personal observations of the author and discussions with the senior library professionals. It was found that the situation of university libraries in Pakistan is a satisfactory compared to other types of libraries, but they are not meeting the required standards and are not participating in the universities' educational and research programs satisfactorily.

  11. RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES IN MALAYSIA: WHAT BEHOLDS?

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    Nooraini Mohamad Sheriff; Noordini Abdullah

    2017-01-01

    The National Higher Education Strategic Plan Beyond 2020 aims at further strengthening Malaysian research universities and envisions that two Malaysian universities will be among the Top 100 world universities. To date there are 5 research universities in Malaysia, namely University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) being the latest addition. These res...

  12. Mercato monetario, banche e nuove procedure di controllo della banca centrale

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    Maria Luisa Marinelli

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Does central bank keep the control of bank deposits and bank rates by influ-encing the very short interest rate (overnight on the money market? The article focuses on liquidity management under two different bank ap-proaches. If bank is a creator of deposits, bank liquidity management influences bank rates, but deposits (money tend to become endogenous. While, if bank operates as intermediary among competitive markets, either bank rates or deposits are endogenously determined, and monetary rates become the price that equilibrate banking activity. Official rate adjustments have only the function of signalling the new range of equilibrating rates to banking operators.  JEL Codes: E51, E52 

  13. El Temple como Casa de Banca : consideraciones historiográficas y bibliográficas

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    Ignacio de la Torre Muñoz De Morales

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la evolución historiográfica del estudio de las operaciones financieras templarías, desde su inicio en 1889 hasta la actualidad, poniendo de manifiesto sus logros y limitaciones. Además, el escrito realiza una profunda descripción de la bibliografía necesaria para estudiar las referidas actividades y, por extensión, una profunda relación bibliográfica para el estudio de la Orden. La última bibliografía publicada sobre la Orden es de 1965, y este artículo puede ser empleado como referencia de obras posteriores a esa fecha. Por otro lado, el artículo presenta una extensa referencia de fuentes primarias sobre la Orden Templarla existentes en archivos europeos.This article studies the historiography which deals with the financial activities of the Templar knights, from its inception in 1889 unta today highiighting its main achievements and limitations. Furthermore, the paper undertakes a profound description of the appropriate bibliography to study the Órder of Temple. The last bibliography on the Order was published in 1965, and this article could be employed as a guide to works published since then. Finally, this paper presents a deep reference of primary sources about the Templar Order.

  14. IMPORTANCIA DEL SITIO WEB EN LA BANCA ONLINE: INFLUENCIA SOBRE LA CONFIANZA

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    López Miguens, M. J.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza la incidencia de la calidad del sitio web financiero en la generación de confianza que los usuarios del mismo desarrollan hacia el canal Internet. Se discute, con ese fin, la hipótesis que establece una relación entre ambos constructos y que permitirá comprobar si el diseño, estructura de navegación y la información contenida en el sitio favorecen en el usuario la aparición de la confianza online, entendida ésta en términos de confiabilidad y seguridad y privacidad. Para su contrastación hemos formulado un modelo causal.

  15. La relazione banca-impresa e la trasmissione degli impulsi della politica monetaria

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    C. CONIGLIANI

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The work analyses the bank-firm relationship in Italy, in order to verify its impact on the behaviour of banks towards customers and the effects on the transmission of monetary policy impulses. The authors single out a sub-group of borrowers whose dependence upon banks seems to be particularly close and examine banks’ behaviour towards this subgroup vis-a-vis other groups of firms. The analysis differs from previous empirical research in that a wider sample of non-financial firms is used, a stability index is employed among the explanatory variables, and the importance of customer relationships is tested with reference to the response of interest rates applied by banks during Italy’s sever episode of monetary restriction in 1992. Specifically, the work looks at the relation between the closeness of bank-firm relations and the probability of being rationed, the multiple borrowing of firms and the possibility that the recent consolidation of the banking system is bound to determine a strengthening in customer relationships.   JEL Codes: G21Keywords: Bank-firm relations, Italian credit market, interest rates

  16. Vie d’inclusione dei musulmani in Europa: marketing halal e banca islamica

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    Michele Gradoli

    2016-07-01

      This work aims to highlight the obstacles of the social, political, economic and financial exclusion of the European Muslims in order to present eventual inclusive solutions. In Europe the Islamic presence is growing because of two main reasons: the immigration fluxes from Asia and from the Islamic Mediterranean countries and the high birth rates of the European Muslim families. Even if part of the European culture presents several features deriving from the Islamic heritage and even if the national and EU legislations present anti-discrimination laws and specific protections for religious freedom, the Muslims have been socially excluded. Furthermore, Islamophobia has been increasing since 9/11 and especially in the recent months after the jihadist attacks in Paris and Brussels. This feeling increased the exception of Muslims from the public and private life in the European countries. Because of these reasons nowadays it is necessary to improve the available normative tools and, at the same time, it seems crucial to adopt a multidisciplinary method that should involve the Islamic banking, that is fundamental for the development of the Islamic European entrepreneurs, or the halal marketing which considers religion as a new/old variable for the microsegmentation of the European market.

  17. La Banca Centrale Europea: istituzione concettualemnte "evoluta" o all'inizio della sua "evoluzione"?

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    M. SARCINELLI

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available This article attempts to answer the questions posed by many Europeans: ‘Is the proposition for a European Central Bank workable or not?’ In an attempt to provide an answer to such a complex question, the history associated with the idea of such an organisation is outlined as well as an exposition of its probable objectives and possible functions.  JEL Codes: E58 

  18. Banca y región en Colombia, 1850-1880

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    Juan Santiago Correa

    2009-01-01

    This article analyses the development of the Colombian monetary and banking system between 1850 and 1880. The political debate and the power struggle at the national level determined the economic model of this period. Beyond its technical feasibility, the economic decisions were influenced by the concept of Nation that each group wanted to impose.

  19. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LOS CLIENTES DE BANCA ELECTRÓNICA

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    Francisco Muñoz Leiva

    2009-01-01

    The scientific literature focused in the use of the electronic banking exposes the non-existence of papers about users' typologies of electronic banking services joining behavioral and attitudinal features.Therefore, the present manuscript obtains several underlying categories of users and characterizes them from the frequent use of electronic banking services, the attitude toward them as well as other classification variables.The crossing with the socio-demographics characteristics and the u...

  20. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LOS CLIENTES DE BANCA ELECTRÓNICA

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    Francisco Muñoz Leiva

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The scientific literature focused in the use of the electronic banking exposes the non-existence of papers about users' typologies of electronic banking services joining behavioral and attitudinal features.Therefore, the present manuscript obtains several underlying categories of users and characterizes them from the frequent use of electronic banking services, the attitude toward them as well as other classification variables.The crossing with the socio-demographics characteristics and the use of main retail-banks allows extracting interesting findings and recommendations regarding segmentation strategies.

  1. Universal mechatronics coordinator

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    Muir, Patrick F.

    1999-11-01

    Mechatronic systems incorporate multiple actuators and sensor which must be properly coordinated to achieve the desired system functionality. Many mechatronic systems are designed as one-of-a-kind custom projects without consideration for facilitating future system or alterations and extensions to the current syste. Thus, subsequent changes to the system are slow, different, and costly. It has become apparent that manufacturing processes, and thus the mechatronics which embody them, need to be agile in order to more quickly and easily respond to changing customer demands or market pressures. To achieve agility, both the hardware and software of the system need to be designed such that the creation of new system and the alteration and extension of current system is fast and easy. This paper describes the design of a Universal Mechatronics Coordinator (UMC) which facilitates agile setup and changeover of coordination software for mechatronic systems. The UMC is capable of sequencing continuous and discrete actions that are programmed as stimulus-response pairs, as state machines, or a combination of the two. It facilitates the modular, reusable programing of continuous actions such as servo control algorithms, data collection code, and safety checking routines; and discrete actions such as reporting achieved states, and turning on/off binary devices. The UMC has been applied to the control of a z- theta assembly robot for the Minifactory project and is applicable to a spectrum of widely differing mechatronic systems.

  2. Hydrogen fuel - Universal energy

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    Prince, A. G.; Burg, J. A.

    The technology for the production, storage, transmission, and consumption of hydrogen as a fuel is surveyed, with the physical and chemical properties of hydrogen examined as they affect its use as a fuel. Sources of hydrogen production are described including synthesis from coal or natural gas, biomass conversion, thermochemical decomposition of water, and electrolysis of water, of these only electrolysis is considered economicially and technologically feasible in the near future. Methods of production of the large quantities of electricity required for the electrolysis of sea water are explored: fossil fuels, hydroelectric plants, nuclear fission, solar energy, wind power, geothermal energy, tidal power, wave motion, electrochemical concentration cells, and finally ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). The wind power and OTEC are considered in detail as the most feasible approaches. Techniques for transmission (by railcar or pipeline), storage (as liquid in underwater or underground tanks, as granular metal hydride, or as cryogenic liquid), and consumption (in fuel cells in conventional power plants, for home usage, for industrial furnaces, and for cars and aircraft) are analyzed. The safety problems of hydrogen as a universal fuel are discussed, noting that they are no greater than those for conventional fuels.

  3. External meeting: Geneva University

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    Université de Genève Ecole de physique 24 quai Ernest Ansermet 1211 Genève 4 Tél : + 41 22 379 63 83 (secrétariat) Tél : + 41 22 379 62 56 (réception) Fax: + 41 22 379 69 22 Lundi 20 novembre 2006 COLLOQUIUM 17:00 - Auditoire Stückelberg Electrical correlation measurements in quantum nano-structures Dr. Stefan Oberholzer / Basel University Measuring the current-voltage characteristics of small conductors is widely used to characterize their electronic transport properties. In addition to such time-averaged measurements, correlation measurements between temporal fluctuations (noise) around the time-averaged mean current provide us with very important supplementary information about electrical transport. In this talk, I review our experimental work on shot noise, noise which originates from the granularity of charge and the diffraction of the electronic wave-function, and especially address the fundamental relation between electronic scattering experiments and the statistical properties of indist...

  4. A World Nuclear University

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    Yanev, Y.

    2004-01-01

    The paper discusses the mission and tasks of the World Nuclear University (WNU) established to build worldwide knowledge and support the effective use of nuclear techniques for solving the global human and environmental problems of 21 century and thereby support the global sustainable development. In this respect the WNU would build Human resources, Technical knowledge and Public Support. A Network of educational and research institutions with strong programmes in nuclear science and engineering will be created. The WNU Head quarters and Regional Centers will: 1) Facilitate agreement on curriculum and WNU certification curriculum 2) Develop and administer scholarships; 3) Foster educational exchanges within WNU family institutions; 4) Build core faculty for summer 1/2 year Masters degrees; 5) Co-ordinate research, grants and knowledge management research; 6) Operate think tank and public information service; 7) Emphasise key areas such as safeguards systems and the nuclear-renewable-hydrogen economy; 8) Oversee world-wide human resources pool; 9) Orchestrate alumni support for nuclear technology. The possible participants and possible location of the Regional Centres are given

  5. Benchmarking in University Toolbox

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    Katarzyna Kuźmicz

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In the face of global competition and rising challenges that higher education institutions (HEIs meet, it is imperative to increase innovativeness and efficiency of their management. Benchmarking can be the appropriate tool to search for a point of reference necessary to assess institution’s competitive position and learn from the best in order to improve. The primary purpose of the paper is to present in-depth analysis of benchmarking application in HEIs worldwide. The study involves indicating premises of using benchmarking in HEIs. It also contains detailed examination of types, approaches and scope of benchmarking initiatives. The thorough insight of benchmarking applications enabled developing classification of benchmarking undertakings in HEIs. The paper includes review of the most recent benchmarking projects and relating them to the classification according to the elaborated criteria (geographical range, scope, type of data, subject, support and continuity. The presented examples were chosen in order to exemplify different approaches to benchmarking in higher education setting. The study was performed on the basis of the published reports from benchmarking projects, scientific literature and the experience of the author from the active participation in benchmarking projects. The paper concludes with recommendations for university managers undertaking benchmarking, derived on the basis of the conducted analysis.

  6. Two Belgian University Hospitals

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    M. Huylebrouck

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Bevacizumab (BEV, a humanized immunoglobulin G1 monoclonal antibody that inhibits VEGF has demonstrated activity against recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGG in phase II clinical trials. Patients and Methods. Data were collected from patients with recurrent HGG who initiated treatment with BEV outside a clinical trial protocol at two Belgian university hospitals. Results. 19 patients (11 M/8 F were administered a total of 138 cycles of BEV (median 4, range 1–31. Tumor response assessment by MRI was available for 15 patients; 2 complete responses and 3 partial responses for an objective response rate of 26% for the intent to treat population were observed on gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted images; significant regressions on T2/FLAIR were documented in 10 out of 15 patients (67%. A reduced uptake on PET was documented in 3 out of 4 evaluable patients. The six-month progression-free survival was 21% (95% CI 2.7–39.5. Two patients had an ongoing tumor response and remained free from progression after 12 months of BEV treatment. Conclusions. The activity and tolerability of BEV were comparable to results from previous prospective phase II trials. Reduced uptake on PET suggests a metabolic response in addition to an antiangiogenic effect in some cases with favorable clinical outcome.

  7. External conference: Geneva University

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    ECOLE DE PHYSIQUE Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVE 4 - Tél : 022 379 62 73 - Fax: 022 379 69 92 Monday 11 June 2007 COLLOQUE DE LA SECTION DE PHYSIQUE at 17:00 - Stückelberg Auditorium The CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST). Motivation, concept, results and potential implications Prof. Konstantin ZIOUTAS / University of Patras/Greece & CERN and CAST-spokesperson Axion is one of the leading dark matter particle candidates. The last few years axion searches are in the spotlight. The physics motivation will be presented. Particles like the axions should be produced also in Stars like our Sun. In magnetic fields axions can coherently oscillate to photons and vice versa (Primakoff effect). CAST searches for solar axions pointing a recycled LHC magnet towards the Sun, and, it provides new results since 2002. Its working principle might well be already at work in outer space, asking for an alternative, though exotic, point of view for certain myst...

  8. Water in the Universe

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    Hanslmeier, Arnold

    2011-01-01

    Due to its specific chemical and physical properties, water is essential for life on Earth. And it is assumed that this would be the case for extraterrestrial life as well. Therefore it is important to investigate where water can be found in the Universe. Although there are places that are completely dry, places where the last rainfall happened probably several 100 million years ago, surprisingly this substance is quite omnipresent. In the outer solar system the large satellites of Jupiter and Saturn are covered by a thick layer of ice that could be hiding a liquid ocean below. This of course brings up the question of whether the recently detected extrasolar planets could have some water on their surfaces and how we can detect this. Water molecules are also found in interstellar gas and dust clouds. This book begins with an introductory chapter reviewing the physical and chemical properties of water. Then it illuminates the apparent connection between water and life. This is followed by chapters dealing with ...

  9. HACCing the Universe

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    Pope, Adrian

    2014-03-01

    Simulations of large-scale structure formation that can simultaneously encompass a representative volume of the universe and resolve the dark matter halos that host galaxies are required for both planning and analyzing current and future astronomical surveys of galaxies across the sky. In order to harness the power of modern supercomputing systems for running such simulations we have developed the Hardware/Hybrid Cosmology Code (HACC) to address the issues of massive concurrency and heterogeneity. HACC uses n-body methods and splits the calculation of the gravitational force into a long-range component that is highly portable and a short-range component that is tuned to specific compute node architectures. We have developed and used variants of HACC for x86, IBM Cell (LANL/Roadrunner), IBM Blue Gene (ANL/Mira), and GPGPU (ORNL/Titan) systems. This talk will focus on how our experiences with various memory hierarchies and potential performance bottlenecks has influenced our iterations of code design in order to achieve better load-balancing and higher performance.

  10. University Administrators' Use of Information and Communication ...

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    University Administrators' Use of Information and Communication Technology for Information Dissemination in the University Environment and Productivity of Academic Staff of Universities in Anambra State, Nigeria.

  11. A Small Universal Petri Net

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    Dmitry A. Zaitsev

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available A universal deterministic inhibitor Petri net with 14 places, 29 transitions and 138 arcs was constructed via simulation of Neary and Woods' weakly universal Turing machine with 2 states and 4 symbols; the total time complexity is exponential in the running time of their weak machine. To simulate the blank words of the weakly universal Turing machine, a couple of dedicated transitions insert their codes when reaching edges of the working zone. To complete a chain of a given Petri net encoding to be executed by the universal Petri net, a translation of a bi-tag system into a Turing machine was constructed. The constructed Petri net is universal in the standard sense; a weaker form of universality for Petri nets was not introduced in this work.

  12. On universality in ergoregion mergers

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    Elvang, Henriette; Figueras, Pau; Hubeny, Veronika E; Rangamani, Mukund; Horowitz, Gary T

    2009-01-01

    We study non-dynamical mergers of ergoregions in d + 1-dimensional vacuum gravity. At the merger point, where the ergosurfaces bounding each ergoregion just touch, solutions exhibit universal behavior when there is rotation only in one plane: the angle between the merging ergosurfaces depends only on the symmetries of the solution, not on any other details of the configuration. We show that universality follows from the fact that the relevant component of Einstein's equation reduces to Laplace's equation at the point of merger. Thus ergoregion mergers mimic mergers of Newtonian equipotentials and have similar universal behavior. For solutions with rotation in more than one plane, universality is lost. We demonstrate universality and non-universality in several explicit examples.

  13. Oscillating universe with quintom matter

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    Xiong Huahui; Cai Yifu; Qiu Taotao; Piao Yunsong; Zhang Xinmin

    2008-01-01

    In this Letter, we study the possibility of building a model of the oscillating universe with quintom matter in the framework of 4-dimensional Friedmann-Robertson-Walker background. Taking the two-scalar-field quintom model as an example, we find in the model parameter space there are five different types of solutions which correspond to: (I) a cyclic universe with the minimal and maximal values of the scale factor remaining the same in every cycle, (II) an oscillating universe with its minimal and maximal values of the scale factor increasing cycle by cycle, (III) an oscillating universe with its scale factor always increasing, (IV) an oscillating universe with its minimal and maximal values of the scale factor decreasing cycle by cycle, and (V) an oscillating universe with its scale factor always decreasing

  14. The Challenge of University Autonomy

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    Reilly, John; Turcan, Romeo V.; Bugaian, Larisa

    2016-01-01

    The authors introduce the reader to the book, providing a historical perspective and a current understanding of university autonomy. While appreciating the central role of the four dimensions of university autonomy – organisational, financial, human resource, and academic – the authors conjecture......, which is discussed at length in the chapter. The authors conclude by presenting international case studies that give new insights and reinforce our understanding that the issues relating to institutional university autonomy are genuinely global....

  15. Taiwan Universities: Where to Go?

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    Yu-Ying Kuo

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The dramatic expansion of Taiwan universities/colleges from about 100 to 160 from the late 1980s has encountered problems due to social and global changes. What should Taiwan universities move toward and how? This research relies on secondary data to explore the issues Taiwan universities currently face—a low birth rate and global competition. The decreasing number of incoming students will result in a lower registration rate and less tuition revenue, which will make some universities struggle to survive. Hence, government policies, proposed by the Ministry of Education, have been implemented to assist Taiwan universities to adjust to external changes. The Innovative Transformation Policy, adopted in 2015, consists of strategies for university–industry cooperation, university mergers, university closures, and a re-shaping of the university paradigm. This policy has begun to be implemented and its initial outcome will be continually evaluated. In accordance with the Innovative Transformation Policy, this study encourages Taiwan universities to improve governance, set prominent unique characteristics of development, and enhance global competitiveness.

  16. Mach's principle and rotating universes

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    King, D.H.

    1990-01-01

    It is shown that the Bianchi 9 model universe satisfies the Mach principle. These closed rotating universes were previously thought to be counter-examples to the principle. The Mach principle is satisfied because the angular momentum of the rotating matter is compensated by the effective angular momentum of gravitational waves. A new formulation of the Mach principle is given that is based on the field theory interpretation of general relativity. Every closed universe with 3-sphere topology is shown to satisfy this formulation of the Mach principle. It is shown that the total angular momentum of the matter and gravitational waves in a closed 3-sphere topology universe is zero

  17. The American University of Beirut

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    Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø

    2016-01-01

    in the Middle East and China and the new cases of transnational, private higher education flourishing in the Middle East and the wider Global South. AUB and these universities are central cases in International Relations for studying transnational actors and their transnational power. Universities have been...... with American society through its board of trustees. American civil society has been a major financial partner since the missionary days to modern day foundation philanthropy. American business has supported the university and recruited its graduates. American government has supported the university financially...

  18. Miniature JPL Universal Instrument Bus

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Develop a Universal Digital Processor Bus architecture using state of the art commercial packaging technologies. This work will transition commercial advanced- yet...

  19. University involvement in sustainability initiatives

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    Lehmann, Martin; Christensen, Per; Thrane, Mikkel

    2007-01-01

    and on the university's activities as an organisation, i.e. its own operation and its accounting for this. Sustainability is defined as a continuous process requiring balance between (the emergence of) problems and our ability and capability to solve them. Some core questions that this paper seeks to answer are: "How...... is Sustainable Development understood at executive level at the university? How (if at all) is sustainable development integrated in the core activities of the university? How is the university attached to ‘real life outside the ivory tower', e.g. through the establishing of Public-Private-Academic Partnerships...

  20. Universality of market superstatistics

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    Denys, Mateusz; Gubiec, Tomasz; Kutner, Ryszard; Jagielski, Maciej; Stanley, H. Eugene

    2016-10-01

    We use a key concept of the continuous-time random walk formalism, i.e., continuous and fluctuating interevent times in which mutual dependence is taken into account, to model market fluctuation data when traders experience excessive (or superthreshold) losses or excessive (or superthreshold) profits. We analytically derive a class of "superstatistics" that accurately model empirical market activity data supplied by Bogachev, Ludescher, Tsallis, and Bunde that exhibit transition thresholds. We measure the interevent times between excessive losses and excessive profits and use the mean interevent discrete (or step) time as a control variable to derive a universal description of empirical data collapse. Our dominant superstatistic value is a power-law corrected by the lower incomplete gamma function, which asymptotically tends toward robustness but initially gives an exponential. We find that the scaling shape exponent that drives our superstatistics subordinates itself and a "superscaling" configuration emerges. Thanks to the Weibull copula function, our approach reproduces the empirically proven dependence between successive interevent times. We also use the approach to calculate a dynamic risk function and hence the dynamic VaR, which is significant in financial risk analysis. Our results indicate that there is a functional (but not literal) balance between excessive profits and excessive losses that can be described using the same body of superstatistics but different calibration values and driving parameters. We also extend our original approach to cover empirical seismic activity data (e.g., given by Corral), the interevent times of which range from minutes to years. Superpositioned superstatistics is another class of superstatistics that protects power-law behavior both for short- and long-time behaviors. These behaviors describe well the collapse of seismic activity data and capture so-called volatility clustering phenomena.

  1. TIGER: the universal biosensor

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    Hofstadler, Steven A.; Sampath, Rangarajan; Blyn, Lawrence B.; Eshoo, Mark W.; Hall, Thomas A.; Jiang, Yun; Drader, Jared J.; Hannis, James C.; Sannes-Lowery, Kristin A.; Cummins, Lendell L.; Libby, Brian; Walcott, Demetrius J.; Schink, Amy; Massire, Christian; Ranken, Raymond; Gutierrez, Jose; Manalili, Sheri; Ivy, Cristina; Melton, Rachael; Levene, Harold; Barrett-Wilt, Greg; Li, Feng; Zapp, Vanessa; White, Neill; Samant, Vivek; McNeil, John A.; Knize, Duane; Robbins, David; Rudnick, Karl; Desai, Anjali; Moradi, Emily; Ecker, David J.

    2005-03-01

    In this work, we describe a strategy for the detection and characterization of microorganisms associated with a potential biological warfare attack or a natural outbreak of an emerging infectious disease. This approach, termed TIGER (Triangulation Identification for the Genetic Evaluation of Risks), relies on mass spectrometry-derived base composition signatures obtained from PCR amplification of broadly conserved regions of the microbial genome(s) in a sample. The sample can be derived from air filtration devices, clinical samples, or other sources. Core to this approach are "intelligent PCR primers" that target broadly conserved regions of microbial genomes that flank variable regions. This approach requires that high-performance mass measurements be made on PCR products in the 80-140 bp size range in a high-throughput, robust modality. As will be demonstrated, the concept is equally applicable to bacteria and viruses and could be further applied to fungi and protozoa. In addition to describing the fundamental strategy of this approach, several specific examples of TIGER are presented that illustrate the impact this approach could have on the way biological weapons attacks are detected and the way that the etiologies of infectious diseases are determined. The first example illustrates how any bacterial species might be identified, using Bacillus anthracis as the test agent. The second example demonstrates how DNA-genome viruses are identified using five members of Poxviridae family, whose members includes Variola virus, the agent responsible for smallpox. The third example demonstrates how RNA-genome viruses are identified using the Alphaviruses (VEE, WEE, and EEE) as representative examples. These examples illustrate how the TIGER technology can be applied to create a universal identification strategy for all pathogens, including those that infect humans, livestock, and plants.

  2. Universality and Beyond

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    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available I discuss the impact of a finite effective range, r, on systems with a large two-body scattering length, a. In particular, I show how observables can be written as an expansion around the “universal”, or large-scatteringlength limit. The parameter governing this expansion is the ratio r/a. In few-nucleon systems the ratio r/a has a value of about 1/3, and so such corrections are essential in producing good agreement between theory and data. Hence, I first show how these effects range play a key role in making the so-called “pionless” effective field theory a successful descriptor of low-energy processes in the NN system. I then move to the NNN system, and review predictions for the energy-dependence of observables there. However, the beautiful Efimov physics associated with the presence of a large scattering length is not fully revealed in the NNN system, precisely because r/a corrections are large. I therefore turn to cold atomic gases and show that there are some important recent experiments where physics “beyond universality” affects the data. In the process I demonstrate that an additional piece of short-distance physics is necessary to renormalize scattering-length-dependent observables in the three-body system once corrections ∼ r are considered. Finally, I discuss recent initial efforts to compute r/a corrections to the predictions of universality for the four-body system.

  3. The University of Pennsylvania's Partnership with University City High School

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    LaLond Wyant, Alison

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation examined the form and function of the partnership between the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and its neighboring public high school, University City High School (UCHS), throughout fiscal year 2012, as well as key stakeholders' perceptions of the partnership during that time period. Penn's status as an internationally renowned,…

  4. Peculiarities of the early Universe (Universes) birth and positron annihilation

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    Svetlov-Prokop'ev, E.P.

    2003-01-01

    Works on the problem of quantum birth of the Universe are reviewed. Possible peculiarities of electron-positron annihilation at the early stages of the Universe (s) birth in connection with black holes are considered. Possible concept of Eternity is discussed. (author)

  5. Universal tritium transmitter

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    Cordaro, J. V.; Wood, M.

    2008-01-01

    sufficient time to thermally equilibrate. Amplifiers, transistors, resistors all need time to stabilize before the electrometer circuit will measure accurately in the 10 -15 and 10 -14 ampere range. Existing electrometers give the user no indication when the unit has stabilized and is acceptable for low level measurements. Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) funded through the NNSA Plant Directed Research and Development (PDRD) program, has developed a truly Universal Tritium Transmitter (UTT) capable of solving many known problems with existing commercial electrometers. This UTT pushes the state-of-the-art in electrometer design and incorporates solutions to deficiencies found in commercial electrometers. (authors)

  6. Deep Learning the Universe

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    Singh, Shiwangi; Bard, Deborah

    2017-01-01

    Weak gravitational lensing is an effective tool to map the structure of matter in the universe, and has been used for more than ten years as a probe of the nature of dark energy. Beyond the well-established two-point summary statistics, attention is now turning to methods that use the full statistical information available in the lensing observables, through analysis of the reconstructed shear field. This offers an opportunity to take advantage of powerful deep learning methods for image analysis. We present two early studies that demonstrate that deep learning can be used to characterise features in weak lensing convergence maps, and to identify the underlying cosmological model that produced them.We developed an unsupervised Denoising Convolutional Autoencoder model in order to learn an abstract representation directly from our data. This model uses a convolution-deconvolution architecture, which is fed with input data (corrupted with binomial noise to prevent over-fitting). Our model effectively trains itself to minimize the mean-squared error between the input and the output using gradient descent, resulting in a model which, theoretically, is broad enough to tackle other similarly structured problems. Using this model we were able to successfully reconstruct simulated convergence maps and identify the structures in them. We also determined which structures had the highest “importance” - i.e. which structures were most typical of the data. We note that the structures that had the highest importance in our reconstruction were around high mass concentrations, but were highly non-Gaussian.We also developed a supervised Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) for classification of weak lensing convergence maps from two different simulated theoretical models. The CNN uses a softmax classifier which minimizes a binary cross-entropy loss between the estimated distribution and true distribution. In other words, given an unseen convergence map the trained CNN determines

  7. THE INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL OF UNIVERSITIES

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    Bratianu Constantin

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to present some of our research results concerning the intellectual capital of universities. This is an important topic of the intellectual research area since universities are knowledge intensive organizations. They contain b

  8. Forecasting College and University Revenues.

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    This report examines issues and trends in college and university revenues. An introduction describes the study's organization and identifies data sources. An overview chapter summarizes major findings, including a forecast of college and university revenues from 1997 through 2001; trends in consumer spending on higher education; trends in tuition…

  9. Water Recycling in Schools & Universities

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    Meeten, Nick

    2013-01-01

    Consider the waste streams generated in schools and universities. So what is in the typical used water generated in schools and universities? It is typically about 99 percent water, with the remaining 1 percent mainly made up of organic compounds. Used water contains nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous. When one judges it on its quality, it…

  10. Toward universal electrification in Ghana

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    Kemausuor, Francis; Ackom, Emmanuel

    2017-01-01

    In 1989, the government of Ghana set in motion an electrification plan that aims to provide universal access to electricity within a 30-year period, from 1990 to 2020. About 25 years down the line, Ghana seems to be inching closer toward universal electrification. However, a number of challenges ...

  11. Growing an Emerging Research University

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    Birx, Donald L.; Anderson-Fletcher, Elizabeth; Whitney, Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    The emerging research college or university is one of the most formidable resources a region has to reinvent and grow its economy. This paper is the first of two that outlines a process of building research universities that enhance regional technology development and facilitate flexible networks of collaboration and resource sharing. Although the…

  12. Millersville University Secondary Education PDS

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    Marcum-Dietrich, Nanette I.; Mahoney, Tim

    2015-01-01

    Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) has over 150 years of proud heritage in the preparation of teachers. This article describes how the Secondary Education Professional Development School (PDS) Program model has transformed Millersville University's secondary teacher education from a traditional teacher preparation program into a dynamic…

  13. The Philosophy of University Housing

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    Wallace, James A.

    2012-01-01

    This article examines a stated philosophy of university housing and the philosophy's effect on the facilitation of the personal and intellectual growth of students residing in the residence halls and the development of a sense of community. This particular philosophy governs the housing operations at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.…

  14. Language Alternation in University Classrooms

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    Taha, T. A.

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the alternate use of Arabic and English in the context of a university classroom, where a policy to use the former language in place of the latter was being implemented. Analysis of a sample of recorded university lectures of English and Arabic medium classes in sciences and humanities reveals that teachers use code switching,…

  15. University Rankings and Social Science

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    Marginson, Simon

    2014-01-01

    University rankings widely affect the behaviours of prospective students and their families, university executive leaders, academic faculty, governments and investors in higher education. Yet the social science foundations of global rankings receive little scrutiny. Rankings that simply recycle reputation without any necessary connection to real…

  16. Beyond QCD: A Composite Universe

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    Sannino, Francesco

    Strong dynamics constitutes one of the pillars of the standard model of particle interactions, and it accounts for the bulk of the visible matter in the universe. It is therefore a well posed question to ask if the rest of the universe can be described in terms of new highly natural four...

  17. University Ranking as Social Exclusion

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    Amsler, Sarah S.; Bolsmann, Chris

    2012-01-01

    In this article we explore the dual role of global university rankings in the creation of a new, knowledge-identified, transnational capitalist class and in facilitating new forms of social exclusion. We examine how and why the practice of ranking universities has become widely defined by national and international organisations as an important…

  18. Sustainability in Brazilian Federal Universities

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    Palma, Lisiane Celia; de Oliveira, Lessandra M.; Viacava, Keitiline R.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the number of courses related to sustainability offered in bachelor degree programs of business administration in Brazilian federal universities. Design/methodology/approach: An exploratory research was carried out based on a descriptive scope. The process of mapping federal universities in Brazil…

  19. Funding and Implementing Universal Access

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    The principles for the subsidy awards are based not only on the experience of countries where universal access funds have been in use for some time but also on ... The theoretical foundation and key principles and features of UAFs may be universal, but each country faces design choices for its own unique characteristics ...

  20. Quantum entanglement of baby universes

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    Aganagic, Mina; Okuda, Takuya; Ooguri, Hirosi

    2007-01-01

    We study quantum entanglements of baby universes which appear in non-perturbative corrections to the OSV formula for the entropy of extremal black holes in type IIA string theory compactified on the local Calabi-Yau manifold defined as a rank 2 vector bundle over an arbitrary genus G Riemann surface. This generalizes the result for G=1 in hep-th/0504221. Non-perturbative terms can be organized into a sum over contributions from baby universes, and the total wave-function is their coherent superposition in the third quantized Hilbert space. We find that half of the universes preserve one set of supercharges while the other half preserve a different set, making the total universe stable but non-BPS. The parent universe generates baby universes by brane/anti-brane pair creation, and baby universes are correlated by conservation of non-normalizable D-brane charges under the process. There are no other source of entanglement of baby universes, and all possible states are superposed with the equal weight

  1. University Teaching around the World.

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    Ballantine, Jeanne

    1989-01-01

    Explores the concept of good teaching in universities worldwide by interviewing professors and exchange students from USSR, England, Spain, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, Turkey, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. Finds that teaching receives low priority in elite institutions while universities with open access…

  2. The Expanding Universe: Dark Energy

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    2014-09-01

    In 1998, observations of distant supernovae led physicists that not only was the universe expanding, but the expansion was speeding up. In this article, we describe the evidence for an expanding universe and describe what physicists and cosmologists have learned in the intervening years. The target audience for this article is high school physics teachers and college physics professors at teaching institutions.

  3. Information Classification on University Websites

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    Nawaz, Ather; Clemmensen, Torkil; Hertzum, Morten

    2011-01-01

    Websites are increasingly used as a medium for providing information to university students. The quality of a university website depends on how well the students’ information classification fits with the structure of the information on the website. This paper investigates the information classifi...

  4. University Satellite Campus Management Models

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    Fraser, Doug; Stott, Ken

    2015-01-01

    Among the 60 or so university satellite campuses in Australia are many that are probably failing to meet the high expectations of their universities and the communities they were designed to serve. While in some cases this may be due to the demand driven system, it may also be attributable in part to the ways in which they are managed. The…

  5. The Future of the Universe.

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    Page, Don N.; McKee, M. Randall

    1983-01-01

    The future of the universe is discussed in terms of several models. These include the closed, open, and critical models of the universe. Black holes and speculation on what may happen to life in the cosmological models are also discussed. (JN)

  6. PDP Portfolios at Utrecht University

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    van Keulen, H.

    2006-01-01

    Utrecht University, a large and fairly traditional (but highly successful) research university in The Netherlands, embraced the concept of personal development and planning portfolios in the aftermath of the Bologna agreements. Five-year HE programmes without much freedom or choice were changed into

  7. Plausibility Arguments and Universal Gravitation

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    Cunha, Ricardo F. F.; Tort, A. C.

    2017-01-01

    Newton's law of universal gravitation underpins our understanding of the dynamics of the Solar System and of a good portion of the observable universe. Generally, in the classroom or in textbooks, the law is presented initially in a qualitative way and at some point during the exposition its mathematical formulation is written on the blackboard…

  8. The American University of Beirut

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    Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø

    2016-01-01

    ) and modern day American–associated universities in the Middle East. Much policy attention, but little scholarly attention has been devoted to the question of soft power of especially higher education in the USA and much less American overseas higher education. This chapter will present analysis on the soft......This chapter will present the American University of Beirut as a central case for the study and discussion of the university as a transnational actor with possible transnational power in international politics. It will place the AUB among the cases of classical American missionary universities...... and politically. The chapter compares the transnational relations of the AUB, the other classical American overseas universities with missionary roots in the Middle East (AUC and LAU), the more than 20 American higher education institutions founded in China around 1900 (which did not survive the Korean War...

  9. A Model of Nonsingular Universe

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    Changjun Gao

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available In the background of Friedmann–Robertson–Walker Universe, there exists Hawking radiation which comes from the cosmic apparent horizon due to quantum effect. Although the Hawking radiation on the late time evolution of the universe could be safely neglected, it plays an important role in the very early stage of the universe. In view of this point, we identify the temperature in the scalar field potential with the Hawking temperature of cosmic apparent horizon. Then we find a nonsingular universe sourced by the temperature-dependent scalar field. We find that the universe could be created from a de Sitter phase which has the Planck energy density. Thus the Big-Bang singularity is avoided.

  10. Universities in the Knowledge Economy

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    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Throughout this paper, we present the observations and conclusions of our research that is both conceptual and pragmatic. As the title suggests, our research focuses on the new roles of universities in the knowledge economy. Since their beginning, universities have been scientific, cultural and moral landmarks for society and even today they have the mission of stimulating a social and economic progress in society. We start the presentation of the research by emphasizing the correlations between the new understanding of the knowledge concept and the functioning of the university. We consider that knowledge represents a strategic resource for universities and also the main resource used in all its organizational processes and has great impact on the final products and services that the university delivers for its stakeholders and finally for the whole society. In the second section of the paper we discuss the strategic roles that the universities play in society. Though we consider that the primordial role of the university is to educate students and to contribute to the scientific knowledge of the world, today universities integrate more and diverse responsibilities which represent new dynamics capabilities. Within the third section of the paper we approach the problem of the intellectual capital which we consider also as a strategic component of universities and with great potential for their prosperity. The discussion regarding the impact of the intellectual capital is particularly important due to the presentation of the novel entropic model of intellectual capital. In the final part of the paper we analyze and argue the most recently announced challenges and high perspectives for the universities world-wide and we present our concluding remarks.

  11. Kyoto University-National Taiwan University International Symposium "Social Cognitive Biology on Representation of Environment

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    Saiki, Jun

    2016-01-01

    Sponsored by Kyoto University, National Taiwan University; Cosponsored by Unit for Advanced Studies of the Human Mind, Kyoto University, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Supported by Supporting Program for InteRaction-based Initiative Team Studies (SPIRITS), Kyoto University

  12. Sustaining Community-University Collaborations: The Durham University Model

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Durham University has initiated a community outreach and engagement program based on an evolving multifaceted model. This article analyses the components of the model and looks at how our work at Durham has become increasingly embedded in the structures and processes of the university as it has developed. The strengths and weaknesses in what has been achieved are highlighted, as is the future vision for the further development of this innovative community-university program. Keywords Public engagement; community partnerships; employer supported volunteering; corporate social responsibility

  13. The University for Older Adults: On Cuba's Universalization of the University

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    Rangel, Clara Lig Long; Proenza, Antonia Zenaida Sanchez

    2006-01-01

    In this study we focus on a new program in Cuba, university studies for older adults or seniors. Specifically, we look at the Special Municipality of the Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth) in the context of the larger policy of "universalization of higher education." We provide information about Cuban perspectives on adult education,…

  14. Astrobiology and the Biological Universe

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    Dick, S. J.

    2002-12-01

    Four hundred years ago two astronomical world views hung in the balance: the geocentric and the heliocentric. Today astronomy faces a similar choice between two grand world views: a purely physical universe, in which cosmic evolution commonly ends in planets, stars and galaxies, and a biological universe, in which cosmic evolution routinely results in life, mind and intelligence. Astrobiology is the science providing the data to make this critical choice. This 20th century overview shows how we have arrived at the view that cosmic evolution may have resulted in life and intelligence in the universe. It examines how our astronomical world view has changed over the last century, recalls the opinions of astronomical pioneers like Russell, Shapley, and Struve on life in the universe, and shows how planetary science, planetary systems science, origins of life studies and SETI have combined to form a new discipline. Astrobiology now commands \\$50 million in direct funding from NASA, funds 15 Astrobiology Institute members around the country and four affiliates around the world, and seeks to answer one of astronomy's oldest questions. Whether we live in a mostly physical universe, as exemplified in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, or in a biological universe, as portrayed in Arthur C. Clarke's works, this reality will have profound consequences, no less than the Copernican theory. Astrobiology also looks to the future of life; taking a long-term ``Stapledonian" view, it is possible we may live in a postbiological universe.

  15. A Closed Universe Expanding Forever

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    Silva N. P.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In a recent paper, the expression a ( t = e H 0 T 0 [ ( t T 0 where = 0 : 5804, was proposed for the expansion factor of our Universe. According to it, gravity dominates the expan- sion ( matter era until the age of T ⋆ = 3 : 214 Gyr and, after that, dark energy dominates ( dark energy era leading to an eternal expansion, no matter if the Universe is closed, flat or open. In this paper we consider only the closed version and show that there is an upper limit for the size of the radial comoving coordinate, beyond which nothing is observed by our fundamental observer, on Earth. Our observable Universe may be only a tiny portion of a much bigger Universe most of it unobservable to us. This leads to the idea that an endless number of other fundamental observers may live on equal number of Universes similar to ours. Either we talk about many Universes — Multiverse — or about an unique Universe, only part of it observable to us.

  16. University crisis and social responsibility

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    José Camilo dos Santos Filho

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the repercussion of the recent crisis of the university on its mission and responsibility and, from this reflection, to propose ways for the consolidation of this responsibility. The three main crisis faced by the university  from the middle of the XXth century identified by Boaventura Souza Santos as crisis of hegemony, of legitimacy and institutional, constituted the framework of discussion of the problem of social responsibility of the university. Although true for the universities of the advanced countries, the loss of hegemony in the area of research still does not occur in Brazilian university. To overcome the crisis of legitimacy, the creation of advanced academic and professional training institutions for the cultivation of the intellectual and professional elite of the country, as well as of non university institutions of mass higher education for the cultural and technological formation of the youth is justified. To make possible the access to these institutions by discriminated socioeconomic segments of society, the adoption of the policy of affirmative action in the form of quotas is justified.  The overcoming of the institutional crisis will be achieved when the State respect the specificity of the universities and when the evaluation criteria of her functions be adequate to her specific nature and the titularity of the evaluation belong to the institutions themselves assuring the external evaluation by effective pairs and not by pairs coopted by the State.

  17. Cosmology in the plasma universe

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    1987-05-01

    Space observations have opened the spectral regions of X-rays and γ-rays, which are produced by plasma processes. The Plasma Universe derived from observations in these regions is drastically different from the now generally accepted 'Visual Light Universe' based on visual light observations alone. Historically this transitions can be compared only to the transition from the geocentric to the heliocentric cosmology. The purpose of this paper is to discuss what criteria a cosmological theory must satisfy in order to be acceptable in the Plasma Universe. (author)

  18. De-Internationalization of Universities

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    Turcan, Romeo V.; Gulieva, Valeria

    Alongside student and staff mobility, universities these days get also actively involved in out-ward cross-border activities, such as licensing, entering joint ventures and establishing campuses. These cross-border activities are not without pitfalls however. A large number of universities de-int...... on withdrawals from franchise, joint venture, and branch campus operations. We use the concept of de-internationalization as a theoretical lens and conduct a review of available unobtrusive data to identify reasons and patterns of universities' withdrawals from international markets....

  19. Achieving Universal Access to Broadband

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses appropriate policy measures for achieving universal access to broadband services in Europe. Access can be delivered by means of many different technology solutions described in the paper. This means a greater degree of competition and affects the kind of policy measures to be applied. The paper concludes that other policy measure than the classical universal service obligation are in play, and discusses various policy measures taking the Lisbon process as a point of departure. Available policy measures listed in the paper include, universal service obligation, harmonization, demand stimulation, public support for extending the infrastructure, public private partnerships (PPP, and others.

  20. How old is the universe?

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    2010-01-01

    Astronomers have determined that our universe is 13.7 billion years old. How exactly did they come to this precise conclusion? How Old Is the Universe? tells the incredible story of how astronomers solved one of the most compelling mysteries in science and, along the way, introduces readers to fundamental concepts and cutting-edge advances in modern astronomy. The age of our universe poses a deceptively simple question, and its answer carries profound implications for science, religion, and philosophy. David Weintraub traces the centuries-old quest by astronomers to fathom the

  1. DESTRUCTIVE EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES AT UNIVERSITY

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    Feoktistov Andrey Vladimirovich

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to problems of origin and development of destructive educational practices at university. The authors focus on complex of interactions that disturb the existing in the academic environment norms and ethical principles. The most vivid evidence of destructive educational practice is the corruption issue. On the basis of the analyzed publications dealing with dynamics of corruption in the Russian higher education and the results of the survey by questionnaire, carried out at the technical university, the complex of recommendations has been prepared and suggested that is directed at minimization of destructive behavior at university.

  2. STORYTELLING AND UNIVERSITY BRANDING IDENTITY

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    ANDREEA MONICA STATE

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The present article sets out to clarify the concepts of storytelling and branding, with a focus on university branding and visual identity – the latter being a vital element to a brand’s uniqueness. Storytelling is an important method of brand construction, and it entails a strong power of seduction. Branding is increasingly more about storytelling. Practically, a story is an image made up of facts, feelings and interpretations, which are often told to us solely by the university itself. As such, the brand appears on the market accompanied by its identity. Identity is what we aim to express with help of the brand. Implementing a system of visual identity that would help to harmoniously develop a university brand requires a handbook of visual identity. The present article aims to be a starting point for such a handbook serving the University of Bucharest, which currently does not own such a handbook

  3. Flinders University Electric Vehicle Project

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    Atkinson, D. A.

    1973-01-01

    Outlines the specifications and principles involved in the operation of an electric car developed by the Institute of Solar and Electochemical Energy Conversion at Flinders University in South Australia. (JR)

  4. Strategic management for university hospitals

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: There are several approaches and schools that support strategic management processes. University hospitals require the implementation of a strategic approach to their management, since they are a particular type of organization with the triple mission of providing health care, education and research. Objective: To propose a strategic profile for a university hospital. Materials and methods: The theoretical framework of strategic management was analyzed and some particular components of hospital management were studied; based on these criteria, the strategic management process in three high complexity hospitals of Bogotá, D.C. was examined and a profile of both the objectives and the functional strategies for the hospital was proposed. Results: The main strategic thinking schools are presented; the processes and components of strategic management are described, and a strategic management profile for a university hospital is proposed. Conclusion: The strategic orientation of management for an institution with the characteristics of a university hospital facilitates achieving organizational objectives.

  5. Astronomy in the Digital Universe

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    Haisch, Bernard M.; Lindblom, J.; Terzian, Y.

    2006-12-01

    The Digital Universe is an Internet project whose mission is to provide free, accurate, unbiased information covering all aspects of human knowledge, and to inspire humans to learn, make use of, and expand this knowledge. It is planned to be a decades long effort, inspired by the Encyclopedia Galactica concept popularized by Carl Sagan, and is being developed by the non-profit Digital Universe Foundation. A worldwide network of experts is responsible for selecting content featured within the Digital Universe. The first publicly available content is the Encyclopedia of Earth, a Boston University project headed by Prof. Cutler Cleveland, which will be part of the Earth Portal. The second major content area will be an analogous Encyclopedia of the Cosmos to be part of the Cosmos Portal. It is anticipated that this will evolve into a major resource for astronomy education. Authors and topic editors are now being recruited for the Encyclopedia of the Cosmos.

  6. Quantum field theory of universe

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    Hosoya, Akio; Morikawa, Masahiro.

    1988-08-01

    As is well-known, the wave function of universe dictated by the Wheeler-DeWitt equation has a difficulty in its probabilistic interpretation. In order to overcome this difficulty, we explore a theoretical possibility of the second quantization of universe, following the same passage historically taken for the Klein-Gordon particles and the Nambu-Goto strings. It turns out that multiple production of universes is an inevitable consequence even if the initial state is nothing. The problematical interpretation of wave function of universe is circumvented by introducing an internal comoving model detector, which is an analogue of the DeWitt-Unruh detector in the quantum field theory in curved space-time. (author)

  7. Information Classification on University Websites

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    Nawaz, Ather; Clemmensen, Torkil; Hertzum, Morten

    2011-01-01

    Websites are increasingly used as a medium for providing information to university students. The quality of a university website depends on how well the students’ information classification fits with the structure of the information on the website. This paper investigates the information classifi......Websites are increasingly used as a medium for providing information to university students. The quality of a university website depends on how well the students’ information classification fits with the structure of the information on the website. This paper investigates the information...... information and their ability to navigate the websites. The results of the study indicated group differences in user classification and related task performances differences. The main implications of the study were that (a) the edit distance appears a useful measure in cross-country HCI research and practice...

  8. Guest Comment: Universal Language Requirement.

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    Sherwood, Bruce Arne

    1979-01-01

    Explains that reading English among Scientists is almost universal, however, there are enormous problems with spoken English. Advocates the use of Esperanto as a viable alternative, and as a language requirement for graduate work. (GA)

  9. Beyond Divestment: The Moral University.

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    Pifer, Alan

    1986-01-01

    Issues in university divestment of stock in American corporations doing business in South Africa, in protest of apartheid, are discussed in light of the American experience with discrimination. Divestment options are examined. (MSE)

  10. University Transportation Center : administration manual.

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    2013-01-01

    University Transportation Centers (UTCs) were established by the U.S. Department of : Transportation (USDOT) in 1987. UTCs are part of an on-going federal government effort to : improve transportation research, transportation education and to stre...

  11. Planckian seconds of the universe

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    Treder, H.J. (Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Potsdam-Babelsberg. Einstein-Laboratorium fuer Theoretische Physik)

    1983-01-01

    According to the Planckian limits for quantum energies the cosmological scenaria break-down for space dimensions h/mc (or for life time >= h/mc/sup 2/ of the universe) and for Planckian lengths, not till.

  12. Office Automation Boosts University's Productivity.

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    School Business Affairs, 1986

    1986-01-01

    The University of Pittsburgh has a 2-year agreement designating the Xerox Corporation as the primary supplier of word processing and related office automation equipment in order to increase productivity and more efficient use of campus resources. (MLF)

  13. Particle accelerator; the Universe machine

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    Yurkewicz, Katie

    2008-01-01

    "In summer 2008, scientists will switch on one of the largest machines in the world to search for the smallest of particle. CERN's Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator has the potential to chagne our understanding of the Universe."

  14. De-Internationalization of Universities

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    Turcan, Romeo V.; Gulieva, Valeria

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we focus on de-internationalization of universities, aiming to advance our theoretical understanding of university international activities. Internationalization has become an indispensable part of universities’ mission statements and strategic plans. It is practiced in different...... withdraw from international markets and such cases raise concerns about sustainability of university internationalization. Despite this disconcerting evidence, the research in this area is lacking. To explore how and why university de-internationalize, we employed the concept of de......-internationalization as a theoretical lens and reviewed and analyzed available unobtrusive data such as running records as well as episodic and private records. A number of de-internationalization factors emerged: low student enrolment, wrong assumptions, bandwagon effect, staff immobility, lack of adaptability, brand identity...

  15. Universals of Childhood (Children's Books).

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    Freeman, Evelyn B.; Lehman, Barbara A.; Scharer, Patricia L.; Huang, Jui-Yi

    1998-01-01

    Presents brief annotations of 40 children's books originating or published in countries around the world, some of them traditional tales, and all of them dealing with universals of childhood, such as delights, friendship, fantasy, individual identity, and contemporary living. (SR)

  16. The migration of university graduates

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    Drejer, Ina; Holm, Jacob Rubæk; Nielsen, Kristian

    Several studies have documented that highly educated citizens contribute to regional economic performance (Moretti, 2013; Faggian and McCann,2009b; Sterlacchini 2008). Moreover, Åstebro et al. (2012) emphasize the importance of promoting start-up by recent university graduates. Thus, the retention...... of university graduates is an important issue for regional policy makers. The present paper analyzes the migration patterns of university graduates from two very different regions in Denmark: the Greater Capital region around Copenhagen and the peripheral region of North Denmark. Studies of the migration...... of university graduates have been carried out in several countries. These studies are typically based on extensive surveys among recent graduates. The present analysis differs from such studies through its application of register data for all individuals and companies in Denmark, which allows us to identify...

  17. Comparing Sustainable Universities between the United States and China: Cases of Indiana University and Tsinghua University

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    Yonghua Zou

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available It is widely accepted that universities can play critical roles in promoting sustainability. In the United States and China, many universities have initiated sustainability programs. Employing Indiana University, Bloomington, the U.S. (IUB and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (Tsinghua as two cases, we examine the conceptualization and implementation of university sustainability programs through a comparison of their respective definitions, goals, organizational dynamics, and strategies. We find that IUB’s sustainability scheme is more detailed and specific, while Tsinghua’s is more general; this is principally attributable to differences in national and local contexts. Furthermore, IUB values the environmental, economic, and social aspects of university sustainability equally, while Tsinghua focuses more on the environmental aspect. In addition, IUB has a more loosely-structured and more inclusive sustainability organizational dynamic while Tsinghua has a more hierarchical one. This comparative study helps us to understand how these two research universities understand and implement sustainability within the respective cultural, political, and institutional contexts of the United States and China.

  18. Reconfigurable Reduced Delay Universal Adder

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    Mohit Tyagi,; Samender Singh,; Kavita Khare

    2011-01-01

    This paper introduces a novel architecture for least latency universal adder using pipeline and parallel computing technique. The proposed architecture implemented in reconfigurable technology as arun time reconfigurable unit. The proposed 32-bit Universal adder design and compared with previously proposed adder designs in terms of area and delay after synthesis targeting on 4vfx60ff672-12 Xilinxvirtex-4 FPGA and have high hardware resource sharing up to 42% for the binary and BCD arithmetic ...

  19. Professional Values in University Education

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    Pilar M. Casares García

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available One of the key functions of universities is professional training. Performing professional tasks properly calls for not only acquisition of the appropriate technical competences, but also the development of ethical values. In order to adjust to the needs of society and students, university education should offer an integrated development model, which, in addition to technical and cognitive competences, also plans for the inclusion of personal and moral growth.

  20. JOB SATISFACTION OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES

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    ALEKSANDER KUCEL; MONTSERRAT VILALTA-BUFÍ

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates the determinants of job satisfaction of university graduates in Spain. We base our analysis on Locke’s discrepancy theory [Locke (1969)] and decompose subjective evaluation of job characteristics into surplus and deficit levels. We also study the importance of overeducation and over-skilling on job satisfaction. We use REFLEX data, a survey of university graduates. We conclude that job satisfaction is mostly determined by the subjective evaluation of intrinsic job char...

  1. (Re)Discovering University Autonomy

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    Reilly, John; Turcan, Romeo V.; Bugaian, Larisa

    2016-01-01

    discussion of challenges. The other outcome is the extent to which academic colleagues in a wide-range of disciplines and not directly engaged with research on university autonomy may not perceive or engage with the wider autonomy outcomes of their work and as a result their own case studies may not fully...... identify the autonomy impact real or potential. Many academic staff take for granted university autonomy without questioning its sometimes contradictory assumptions and impacts....

  2. Horizon universality and anomalous conductivities

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    Gürsoy, Umut [Institute for Theoretical Physics and Spinoza Institute, Utrecht University,3508 TD Utrecht (Netherlands); Tarrío, Javier [Departament de Física Fonamental and Institut de Ciències del Cosmos,Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1, ES-08028, Barcelona (Spain)

    2015-10-08

    We show that the value of chiral conductivities associated with anomalous transport is universal in a general class of strongly coupled quantum field theories that admit a gravitational holographic dual in the large N limit. Our result only applies to theories in the presence of external gauge fields with no dynamical gluon fields. On the gravity side the result follows from near horizon universality of the fluctuation equations, similar to the holographic calculation of the shear viscosity.

  3. The migration of university graduates

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    Drejer, Ina; Holm, Jacob Rubæk; Nielsen, Kristian

    in university as well as migration after graduation using the terminology of Faggian and McCann (2009a). Graduates’ migration is mainly studied in relation to first employment. The analysis also includes the migration of university graduates who become entrepreneurs. The different migration patterns...... are combined with measures of performance for wage-earners, expressed as level and growth rate of hourly wages, and for entrepreneurs, expressed as firm survival and growth in sales and employees....

  4. Technology transfer of Cornell university

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    Yoo, Wan Sik

    2010-01-01

    This book introduces technology transfer of Cornell university which deals with introduction of Cornell university, composition of organization and practice of technology transfer : a research contract, research perform, invention report, evaluation and succession of invention, a patent application and management, marketing, negotiation and writing contract, management of contract, compensation, result of technology transfer, cases of success on technical commercialization and daily life of technology transfer center.

  5. Virtual Models of European Universities

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    Pedersen, Sanya Gertsen

    2003-01-01

    The study provides a detailed report on the current and possible future use of ICT by European universities for educational and organisational purposes. The report presents: • A general description of the current situation regarding the use of ICT in EU universities in both the educational and th...... and the organisational setting. • An in-depth study of selected institutions through case studies. • A future-oriented analysis. • A set of recommendations for future action....

  6. A Universe without Weak Interactions

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    Harnik, Roni; Kribs, Graham D.; Perez, Gilad

    2006-04-07

    A universe without weak interactions is constructed that undergoes big-bang nucleosynthesis, matter domination, structure formation, and star formation. The stars in this universe are able to burn for billions of years, synthesize elements up to iron, and undergo supernova explosions, dispersing heavy elements into the interstellar medium. These definitive claims are supported by a detailed analysis where this hypothetical ''Weakless Universe'' is matched to our Universe by simultaneously adjusting Standard Model and cosmological parameters. For instance, chemistry and nuclear physics are essentially unchanged. The apparent habitability of the Weakless Universe suggests that the anthropic principle does not determine the scale of electroweak breaking, or even require that it be smaller than the Planck scale, so long as technically natural parameters may be suitably adjusted. Whether the multi-parameter adjustment is realized or probable is dependent on the ultraviolet completion, such as the string landscape. Considering a similar analysis for the cosmological constant, however, we argue that no adjustments of other parameters are able to allow the cosmological constant to raise up even remotely close to the Planck scale while obtaining macroscopic structure. The fine-tuning problems associated with the electroweak breaking scale and the cosmological constant therefore appear to be qualitatively different from the perspective of obtaining a habitable universe.

  7. Food intake of university students

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    Greyce Luci BERNARDO

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT This narrative literature review aimed to analyze the results of studies on the food intake of university students. A literature search was conducted in July 2014 and updated in July 2016 in the Scopus, MedLine/PubMed, and SciELO databases, using descriptors related to university students and food intake in English and Portuguese. Overall, 37 studies that analyzed university students’ food intake were included in this review, eight of which were conducted in Brazil. The results demonstrated that most university students have unhealthy eating behaviors, such as high intake of fast foods, snacks, sweets, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, and low intake of fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains, and legumes. Undergraduate students of health sciences, such as nursing, nutrition, and medicine, did not have healthier diets. University students’ food intake was characterized as unhealthy, regardless of undergraduate program or sex, especially among students who left the parents’ home and became responsible for their own food. Therefore, there is a need of developing public policies that promote healthy eating habits among students, such as interventions to change their eating habits and increase their access to healthy foods at the university environment.

  8. University of Aarhus - the stepping stones

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    Nielsen, Kent T.

    The University of Aarhus has more than 20,000 students, making it the second largest university in Denmark. It is also the second-oldest multi-faculty university in the country, and is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2003. Like the other Danish universities, the University of Aarhus is curren...... closely at the history of the University of Aarhus, the importance of the University for the Aarhus region, and the opportunities and barriers facing an "old" comprehensive University in its attempts to adapt to the new role of universities in the knowledge society....

  9. University Program Management Information System: NASA's University Program Active Projects

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    Gans, Gary (Technical Monitor)

    2003-01-01

    As basic policy, NASA believes that colleges and universities should be encouraged to participate in the nation's space and aeronautics program to the maximum extent practicable. Indeed, universities are considered as partners with government and industry in the nation's aerospace program. NASA's objective is to have them bring their scientific, engineering, and social research competence to bear on aerospace problems and on the broader social, economic, and international implications of NASA's technical and scientific programs. It is expected that, in so doing, universities will strengthen both their research and their educational capabilities to contribute more effectively to the national well being. This annual report is one means of documenting the NASA-university relationship, frequently denoted, collectively, as NASA's University Program. This report is consistent with agency accounting records, as the data is obtained from NASA's Financial and Contractual Status (FACS) System, operated by the Financial Management Division and the Procurement Office. However, in accordance with interagency agreements, the orientation differs from that required for financial or procurement purposes. Any apparent discrepancies between this report and other NASA procurement or financial reports stem from the selection criteria for the data. This report was prepared by the Office of Education/N.

  10. USING UNIVERSITY RANKING SYSTEMS TO PREDICT USABILITY OF UNIVERSITY WEBSITES

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    Layla Hasan

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This research investigated whether a university ranking system called Eduroute could provide useful information regarding the usability of universities’ websites. A comparison was conducted between the results obtained by Eduroute regarding the ranking of the top three universities in Jordan, and the results obtained by the heuristic evaluation method regarding the usability of the top three universities’ websites. Before employing the heuristic evaluation method, two steps were taken: Investigating the most frequently visited pages on a university’s website from the viewpoint of 237 students, and developing a set of comprehensive heuristics specific to educational websites. Then, five heuristic evaluators were selected and asked to visit all the pages determined by the 237 students using the developed heuristics while evaluating each website. The results proved that the ranking of the three universities at Eduroute was an indicator regarding the overall usability of the sites; the first ranked university at Eduroute had the lowest number of usability problems identified by the evaluators, while the least ranked university had the largest number of usability problems. The heuristic evaluators also identified fourteen common usability problems on the three tested websites related to navigation, design, content, and ease of use and communication.

  11. The Pragmatic University: A Feasible Utopia?

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    Badley, Graham

    2016-01-01

    "Imaginings" of the modern university include such ideas as "the ecological university" and "the pragmatic university". In his attempt to separate utopian from dystopian visions of the university, Ronald Barnett concentrates on an analysis of the ecological university and ignores, for example, the case of the…

  12. Pre-University Mathematics (Case: Core University Alberto Adriani

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    Isaac Guerrero Mora

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available In this work an approach to a written didactic guide was made to leverage the training of our pre-university students of the Alberto Adriani University Nucleus of the Universidad de los Andes. It starts with a diagnosis about the competences in basic mathematics of young people who are studying to study engineering at Universidad de los Andes. 6 independent modules are proposed in a written guide and validated with their respective application in a group of students enrolled in the pre-university course. This work follows in general terms a methodology based on the structured survey. With the results obtained we can conclude that its development has been successful, this despite the fact that the general average did not exceed 50%, taking into account that more than 40% managed to assimilate the information and exceed 10 points.

  13. University Reactor Conversion Lessons Learned Workshop for Purdue University Reactor

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    Eric C. Woolstenhulme; Dana M. Hewit

    2008-09-01

    The Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory, under its programmatic responsibility for managing the University Research Reactor Conversions, has completed the conversion of the reactor at Purdue University Reactor. With this work completed and in anticipation of other impending conversion projects, the INL convened and engaged the project participants in a structured discussion to capture the lessons learned. The lessons learned process has allowed us to capture gaps, opportunities, and good practices, drawing from the project team’s experiences. These lessons will be used to raise the standard of excellence, effectiveness, and efficiency in all future conversion projects.

  14. Nuclear education in Japanese universities

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    Yamamuro, Nobuhiro

    1981-01-01

    In 1957, the graduate courses for nuclear engineering were established in Kyoto University, Osaka University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since then, the expansion of nuclear education has kept pace with the growth of the nuclear industry in Japan. The nuclear education in universities in more than 20 years can be roughly divided into three periods. In the first period from 1955 to 1965, nuclear education began at undergraduate level, and the facilities required for the research and education were set up. The imported reactor began the commercial operation in 1966 for the first time, and during the period of high economic growth, the request by the nuclear industry was met by providing special studies in addition to the regular curriculum studies. The research committee on nuclear engineering education was formed, and in 1973, Japan-U.S. cooperative seminar on education program for nuclear engineering was held. The first ''oil crisis'' occurred in 1973, and the significance of nuclear power as an alternative to oil increased. But as nuclear power plants became bigger and increased, the safety and the effect on environment have been discussed. Also the research and development of nuclear fusion have been promoted. All these factors were reflected to the nuclear education in universities. The carricula in universities and the tasks and prospects in nuclear engineering education are described. (Kako, I.)

  15. curricular innovation in the university

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    María Mercedes Callejas Restrepo

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The 21st century sets out new challenges to universities and university professors,who have to debate on the quality of education, the requirements on the teaching and learning, and the proposed curricula for the professional and disciplinary training in the university. In this context, research groups from four Colombian universities have developed a project in order to articulate therelationshipswithin the training of university professors, through the research of their practices and processes of curricular innovation. With such a goal the conformation of pedagogical collectives is promoted, and a reflective process about their pedagogical styles is generated (Callejas&,Corredor, 2002. Action research as a methodology and strategy of professional evelopment is proposed (McKernan, 1999, observation-reflection, planning-action, and then back to observation-reflection.Video recordings of classes, individual and group observation of the recordings, and individual and group interviews that favor reflection processes about the dimensions of the pedagogical style are performed. The analysis of the practice is guided by a complex, investigative and comprehensive vision of the curriculum that articulates theory and practice. The critical recognition that teachers do about their own pedagogical style favors the evolution of their ideas and guides them to start a process of curricular innovation.

  16. Ethics Education In The University

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    Nguyen K. Q. Trung

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Accounting faculty of universities in Vietnam takes an important role in the training of human resources for the society in the field of accounting auditing and taxation. All professors and lecturers who teaching in those faculties have participated in editing and changing the accounting curricular in order to meet the needs of the market labor and requirements of new internationally professional standards. The integration of professional ethics into the curriculum has raised the concern of many universities not only in Vietnam but also in the world. This paper presents the study on teaching and learning of professional ethics at Faculty of Accounting and Auditing of Banking University of HCMC. The results of the study do highlight some recommendations for improving the contents of courses used for the teaching and learning accounting effectively. The research is presented in this paper as follows a short literature review and then the methodology of interviewing the professors in accounting fields who have the best experiences in education of accounting. Also students who are studying accounting course will be interviewed. In addition to content Analysis research methods and a case study approach are used to investigate the whether it is necessary for teaching and learning of Professional Ethics in accounting at Banking University of HCMC. The paper aims to answer the following questions i Should ethics be taught in accounting classes at universities ii How professional ethics has been taught and learned as a separate course or integration into different accounting and auditing courses

  17. Euclid and the Dark Universe

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    Mellier, Yannick

    2016-07-01

    The ESA Euclid mission aims to understand why the expansion of the Universe is accelerating and pin down the source responsible for the acceleration. It will uncover the very nature of dark energy and gravitation by measuring with exquisite accuracy the expansion rate of the Universe and the growth rate of structure formation in the Universe. To achieve its objectives Euclid will observe the distribution of dark matter in the Universe by measuring shapes of weakly distorted distant galaxies lensed by foreground cosmic structures with the VIS imaging instrument. In parallel, Euclid will analyse the clustering of galaxies and the distribution of clusters of galaxies by using spectroscopy and measuring redshifts of galaxies with the NISP photometer and spectrometer instrument. The Euclid mission will observe one third of the sky (15,000 deg2) to collect data on several billion galaxies spread over the last ten billion years. In this presentation I will report on the considerable technical and scientific progresses made since COSPAR 2014, on behalf of the Euclid Collaboration. The recent mission PDR that has been passed successfully shows that Euclid should meet its requirements and achieve its primary scientific objectives to map the dark universe. The most recent forecasts and constraints on dark energy, gravity, dark matter and inflation will be presented.

  18. University Program Management Information System

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    Gans, Gary (Technical Monitor)

    2004-01-01

    As basic policy, NASA believes that colleges and universities should be encouraged to participate in the nation's space and aeronautics program to the maximum extent practicable. Indeed, universities are considered as partners with government and industry in the nation's aerospace program. NASA's objective is to have them bring their scientific, engineering, and social research competence to bear on aerospace problems and on the broader social, economic, and international implications of NASA's technical and scientific programs. It is expected that, in so doing, universities will strengthen both their research and their educational capabilities to contribute more effectively to the national well being. This annual report is one means of documenting the NASA-university relationship, frequently denoted, collectively, as NASA's University Program. This report is consistent with agency accounting records, as the data is obtained from NASA's Financial and Contractual Status (FACS) System, operated by the Financial Management Division and the Procurement Office. However, in accordance with interagency agreements, the orientation differs from that required for financial or procurement purposes. Any apparent discrepancies between this report and other NASA procurement or financial reports stem from the selection criteria for the data.

  19. SYSTEMIC EFFECTS OF UNIVERSITY COMPLEXES

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    N. O. Vaganova

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present article is to reveal system effects of the university complexes including the organizations of professional education on different levels.Methodology and research methods. Theoretical methods: receipt of scientific information on systems, collection of data on university complexes; empirical: comparison and correlation of the obtained data.Results and scientific novelty. A university complex is designated as a system. The system effects being the results of integration of the organizations of professional education of different levels are educed: effect of instability of the hierarchical relations when preserving a certain structure of a university complex; effect of a single educational purpose, effect of influence of the external environment. These effects cause emergence of new quality of the integrated pedagogical system which is designated as «ability to self-regulating updating».Practical significance. The materials and results of the study can be used for further development of university complexes as organizations that integrate the establishments of vocational education on different levels.

  20. Medical Physics Undergraduate Degree Courses at University.

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    Chadwick, Roy

    1989-01-01

    Described are the course, teaching/study, entry qualifications, and destination of graduates of four courses in medical physics from Exeter University, King's College London, University College London, and University College of Swansea. (YP)

  1. Association of African Universities : Education and Research ...

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    Association of African Universities : Education and Research Networking Unit. The Association of African Universities (AAU), headquartered in Accra, Ghana, is an international nongovernmental organization (NGO) that promotes cooperation between African universities and with the international community.

  2. Impact of National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation ...

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    Nekky Umera

    NUC) accreditation exercise on university administrative structure of four selected Nigerian universities between 1995 and 1999. Data were collected through questionnaires administered to 400 staff and 200 students of four Nigerian universities.

  3. Air University Style and Author Guide

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    Bassett, Marvin

    2005-01-01

    The "Air University Style and Author Guide" is designed to unify the writing of faculty, staff, and students of Air University stylistically, and to give them information about publishing with Air University (AU) Press...

  4. The evolution of the Universe

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    García-Bellido, J

    2006-01-01

    With the recent measurements of temperature and polarization anisotropies in the microwave background by WMAP, we have entered a new era of precision cosmology, with the cosmological parameters of a Standard Cosmological Model determined to 1%. This Standard Model is based on the Big Bang theory and the inflationary paradigm, a period of exponential expansion in the early universe responsible for the large-scale homogeneity and spatial flatness of our observable patch of the Universe. The spectrum of metric perturbations, seen in the microwave background as temperature anisotropies, were produced during inflation from quantum fluctuations that were stretched to cosmological size by the expansion, and later gave rise, via gravitational collapse, to the observed large-scale structure of clusters and superclusters of galaxies. Furthermore, the same theory predicts that all the matter and radiation in the universe today originated at the end of inflation from an explosive production of particles that could also h...

  5. Big questions about the universe

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    Stavinschi, Magda

    2011-06-01

    Astronomy is not only a branch of science but also an important part of the culture and civilisations of peoples. Starting with archeoastronomy to the present day, it has always contributed to a better understanding of life, of humanity. After 400 years of modern astronomy, it still addresses major problems such as: Why there is something rather than nothing? Why is nature comprehensible to humans? How is cosmos related to humanity? Do multiverses exist? Is there life on other planets? Are we alone in the universe? Does the universe have a beginning? If so, what does it mean? How did the universe originate? All these questions are a challenge for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary investigations, for philosophers, physicists, cosmologists, mathematicians, theologians. The new insights gained by pursuing in depth these common investigations will shape the society we live in and have important consequences on the future we are creating.

  6. Extremal asymmetric universal cloning machines

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    Jiang, Mingming; Yu, Sixia

    2010-05-01

    The trade-offs among various output fidelities of asymmetric universal cloning machines are investigated. First we find out all the attainable optimal output fidelities for the 1 to 3 asymmetric universal cloning machine and it turns out that there are two kinds of extremal machines which have to cooperate in order to achieve some of the optimal output fidelities. Second we construct a family of extremal cloning machines that includes the universal symmetric cloning machine as well as an asymmetric 1 to 1+N cloning machine for qudits with two different output fidelities such that the optimal trade-off between the measurement disturbance and state estimation is attained in the limit of infinite N.

  7. How to build a universe

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    Cox, Brian; Feachem, Alexandra

    2017-01-01

    The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms. Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse on multifaceted subjects involved in building a universe, with pearls of wisdom from leading scientists and comedians peppered throughout. Covering billions of concepts and conundrums, they tackle everything from the Big Bang to parallel universes, fierce creatures to extraterrestrial life, brain science to artificial intelligence. How to Build a Universe is an illuminating and inspirational celebration of science - sometimes silly, sometimes astounding and very occasionally facetious.

  8. Physics of the plasma universe

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    Peratt, Anthony L

    2015-01-01

    Today many scientists recognize plasma as the key element to understanding new observations in near-Earth, interplanetary, interstellar, and intergalactic space; in stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies, and throughout the observable universe. Physics of the Plasma Universe, 2nd Edition is an update of observations made across the entire cosmic electromagnetic spectrum over the two decades since the publication of the first edition. It addresses paradigm changing discoveries made by telescopes, planetary probes, satellites, and radio and space telescopes. The contents are the result of the author's 37 years research at Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and the U.S. Department of Energy. This book covers topics such as the large-scale structure and the filamentary universe; the formation of magnetic fields and galaxies, active galactic nuclei and quasars, the origin and abundance of light elements, star formation and the evolution of solar systems, and cosmic rays. Chapters 8 and 9 are based ...

  9. Fate of an accelerating universe

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    Gu, J.-A.; Hwang, W-Y. P.

    2006-01-01

    The presently accelerating universe may keep accelerating forever, eventually run into the event horizon problem, and thus be in conflict with the superstring idea. On the other hand, the current accelerating phase as well as the fate of the universe may be swayed by a negative cosmological constant, which dictates a big crunch. Based on the current observational data, in this paper we investigate how large the magnitude of a negative cosmological constant is allowed to be. In addition, for distinguishing the sign of the cosmological constant via observations, we point out that a measure of the evolution of the dark energy equation-of-state may be a good discriminator. Hopefully future observations will provide much more detailed information about dark energy and thereby indicate the sign of the cosmological constant as well as the fate of the presently accelerating universe

  10. Information Classification on University Websites

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    Nawaz, Ather; Clemmensen, Torkil; Hertzum, Morten

    2011-01-01

    Websites are increasingly used as a medium for providing information to university students. The quality of a university website depends on how well the students’ information classification fits with the structure of the information on the website. This paper investigates the information...... classification of 14 Danish and 14 Pakistani students and compares it with the information classification of their university website. Brainstorming, card sorting, and task exploration activities were used to discover similarities and differences in the participating students’ classification of website...... information and their ability to navigate the websites. The results of the study indicate group differences in user classification and related task-performance differences. The main implications of the study are that (a) the edit distance appears a useful measure in cross-country HCI research and practice...

  11. Universal map for cellular automata

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    García-Morales, V.

    2012-01-01

    A universal map is derived for all deterministic 1D cellular automata (CAs) containing no freely adjustable parameters and valid for any alphabet size and any neighborhood range (including non-symmetrical neighborhoods). The map can be extended to an arbitrary number of dimensions and topologies and to arbitrary order in time. Specific CA maps for the famous Conway's Game of Life and Wolfram's 256 elementary CAs are given. An induction method for CAs, based in the universal map, allows mathematical expressions for the orbits of a wide variety of elementary CAs to be systematically derived. -- Highlights: ► A universal map is derived for all deterministic 1D cellular automata (CA). ► The map is generalized to 2D for Von Neumann, Moore and hexagonal neighborhoods. ► A map for all Wolfram's 256 elementary CAs is derived. ► A map for Conway's “Game of Life” is obtained.

  12. The Alphabet of the Universe

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    Antonella Del Rosso

    2015-01-01

    One of the most culturally inspiring – yet unexpected – venues where you can find an exhibition about CERN and particle physics these days is the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt. Discover The Alphabet of the Universe: from CERN to North Africa and the Middle East in the cradle of knowledge par excellence.   The Alphabet of the Universe exhibition in Alexandria. (Image credit: Bibliotheca Alexandrina) With its 400 square metres surface area, about 40 exhibits and more than 50 people involved, The Alphabet of the Universe exhibition was inaugurated on 19 January in the Planetarium Science Centre (PSC), one of the main attractions of the New Library of Alexandria. “The exhibition has been designed to cover four main themes related to particle physics and CERN: what we know; open issues; accelerators and detectors; computing and applications,” explains Barbara Gallavotti, curator of the exhibition. “The exhibits were designed b...

  13. Physics of the early universe

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    Brandenberger, R.H.

    1987-01-01

    When studying the evolution of the very early universe it is necessary to use a description of matter which is appropriate at very high energies, namely in terms of quantum fields. In such models there may be a period during which the ratio of pressure and energy density is - 1, an equation of state which leads to an exponential expansion of the universe (inflation). There may also arise stable topological defects similar to vortex lines in condensed matter physics. These defects (cosmic strings) form seeds about which gas can accrete to form galaxies and clusters of galaxies. The author reviews inflation and cosmic strings, emphasizing their role in generating the energy density perturbations which are required in order to explain the existence of structures in the universe

  14. Towards a University Popular Theatre: The Case of University of ...

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    The primary objective of this paper is to argue that university theatre can be made popular and contribute to social change in Botswana if proper processes and methodologies are employed. It is the aim of the paper therefore to see in what way it can best achieve this, employing the techniques of Paulo Freire Pedagogy of ...

  15. El Espanol como Idioma Universal (Spanish as a Universal Language)

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    Mijares, Jose

    1977-01-01

    A proposal to transform Spanish into a universal language because it possesses the prerequisites: it is a living language, spoken in several countries; it is a natural language; and it uses the ordinary alphabet. Details on simplification and standardization are given. (Text is in Spanish.) (AMH)

  16. Dark matter in the universe

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    Turner, Michael S.

    1991-01-01

    What is the quantity and composition of material in the Universe? This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask about the Universe, and its answer bears on a number of important issues including the formation of structure in the Universe, and the ultimate fate and the earliest history of the Universe. Moreover, answering this question could lead to the discovery of new particles, as well as shedding light on the nature of the fundamental interactions. At present, only a partial answer is at hand. Most of the radiation in the Universe does not give off detectable radiation; it is dark. The dark matter associated with bright galaxies contributes somewhere between 10 and 30 percent of the critical density; baryonic matter contributes between 1.1 and 12 percent of the critical. The case for the spatially flat, Einstein-de Sitter model is supported by three compelling theoretical arguments - structure formation, the temporal Copernican principle, and inflation - and by some observational data. If Omega is indeed unity, or even just significantly greater than 0.1, then there is a strong case for a Universe comprised of nonbaryonic matter. There are three well motivated particle dark matter candidates: an axion of mass 10 (exp -6) eV to 10 (exp -4) eV; a neutrino of mass 10 GeV to about 3 TeV; or a neutrino of mass 20 eV to 90 eV. All three possibilities can be tested by experiments that are either planned or are underway.

  17. Dark matter in the universe

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    Turner, M.S.; Chicago Univ., IL

    1990-11-01

    What is the quantity and composition of material in the Universe? This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask about the Universe, and its answer bears on a number of important issues including the formation of structure in the Universe, and the ultimate fate and the earliest history of the Universe. Moreover, answering this question could lead to the discovery of new particles, as well as shedding light on the nature of the fundamental interactions. At present, only a partial answer is at hand: Most of the material in the Universe does not give off detectable radiation, i.e., is ''dark;'' the dark matter associated with bright galaxies contributes somewhere between 10% and 30% of the critical density (by comparison luminous matter contributes less than 1%); baryonic matter contributes between 1.1% and 12% of critical. The case for the spatially-flat, Einstein-de Sitter model is supported by three compelling theoretical arguments--structure formation, the temporal Copernican principle, and inflation--and by some observational data. If Ω is indeed unity--or even just significantly greater than 0.1--then there is a strong case for a Universe comprised of nonbaryonic matter. There are three well motivated particle dark-matter candidates: an axion of mass 10 -6 eV to 10 -4 eV; a neutralino of mass 10 GeV to about 3 TeV; or a neutrino of mass 20 eV to 90 eV. All three possibilities can be tested by experiments that are either being planned or are underway. 63 refs

  18. Fracture Statistics: Universality vs. Nucleation

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    Shekhawat, Ashivni

    2012-02-01

    We reexamine several common assumptions about fracture strength, utilizing large-scale simulations of a fuse network model and applying both renormalization-group and nucleation theory methods. Statistical distributions of fracture strengths are believed to be universal and material independent. The universal Weibull and Gumbel distributions emerge as a consequence of the ``weakest-link hypothesis'' and have been studied in the classical theory of extreme value statistics. These distributions are also the fixed points of a renormalization group (RG) flow. However, the engineering community often ignores the Gumbel distribution and uses the Weibull form almost exclusively to fit experimental data. Further, such fits are often extrapolated beyond the available data to estimate the probability of rare events in a variety of applications ranging from structural reliability to insurance pricing. Our recent studies of the random fuse network model raises doubts about most of these practices. We find that the emergent distribution of fracture strengths is the Gumbel distribution. However, the extremely slow convergence to the universal Gumbel form renders it unusable at least in this case. On the other hand, we show that a non-universal distribution derived by using a Griffiths type nucleation theory (due to Duxbury et al.) converges rapidly even for moderate system sizes. We find that while extrapolating the RG based universal Gumbel distribution is perilous and gives wildly incorrect predictions, the nucleation based non-universal results can be extrapolated with confidence. It is entertaining that fracture provides wonderful examples of the statistical mechanics tools developed to study both continuous as well as abrupt phase transitions.

  19. Dark matter in the universe

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    Turner, M.S. (Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (USA) Chicago Univ., IL (USA). Enrico Fermi Inst.)

    1990-11-01

    What is the quantity and composition of material in the Universe This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask about the Universe, and its answer bears on a number of important issues including the formation of structure in the Universe, and the ultimate fate and the earliest history of the Universe. Moreover, answering this question could lead to the discovery of new particles, as well as shedding light on the nature of the fundamental interactions. At present, only a partial answer is at hand: Most of the material in the Universe does not give off detectable radiation, i.e., is dark;'' the dark matter associated with bright galaxies contributes somewhere between 10% and 30% of the critical density (by comparison luminous matter contributes less than 1%); baryonic matter contributes between 1.1% and 12% of critical. The case for the spatially-flat, Einstein-de Sitter model is supported by three compelling theoretical arguments--structure formation, the temporal Copernican principle, and inflation--and by some observational data. If {Omega} is indeed unity--or even just significantly greater than 0.1--then there is a strong case for a Universe comprised of nonbaryonic matter. There are three well motivated particle dark-matter candidates: an axion of mass 10{sup {minus}6} eV to 10{sup {minus}4} eV; a neutralino of mass 10 GeV to about 3 TeV; or a neutrino of mass 20 eV to 90 eV. All three possibilities can be tested by experiments that are either being planned or are underway. 63 refs.

  20. Dark matter in the Universe

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    Turner, M.S. (Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (USA) Chicago Univ., IL (USA). Enrico Fermi Inst.)

    1991-03-01

    What is the quantity and composition of material in the universe This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask about the universe, and its answer bears on a number of important issues including the formation of structure in the universe, and the ultimate fate and the earliest history of the universe. Moreover, answering this question could lead to the discovery of new particles, as well as shedding light on the nature of the fundamental interactions. At present, only a partial answer is at hand: most of the material in the universe does not give off detectable radiation, i.e., is dark;'' the dark matter associated with bright galaxies contributes somewhere between 10% and 30% of the critical density (by comparison luminous matter contributes less than 1%); baryonic matter contributes between 1.1% and 12% of critical. The case for the spatially-flat, Einstein-de Sitter model is supported by three compelling theoretical arguments -- structure formation, the temporal Copernican principle, and inflation -- and by some observational data. If {Omega} is indeed unity--or even just significantly greater than 0.1--then there is a strong case for a universe comprised of nonbaryonic matter. There are three well motivated particle dark-matter candidates: an axion of mass 10{sup {minus}6} eV to 10{sup {minus}4} eV; a neutralino of mass 10 GeV to about 3 TeV; or a neutrino of mass 20 eV to 90 eV. All three possibilities can be tested by experiments that are either being planned or are underway. 71 refs., 6 figs.