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  1. Fusiones y flexibilidad laboral en la banca universal venezolana

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    María Candelaria González

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo del presente artículo es describir los cambios en los diferentes tipos de flexibilidad laboral producidos en la banca universal venezolana de capital nacional, a partir del proceso de globalización financiera de 1994; como consecuencia de la desregulación financiera y el mayor uso de las tecnologías. El tipo de investigación es descriptiva y se utilizó un diseño de investigación no experimental, longitudinal, de tendencia; al realizarse el estudio desde 1994 hasta el 2008. Las...

  2. de la banca venezolana

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    Yajaira C. Bracho

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es comparar el comportamiento de la rentabilidad de la banca comercial y universal venezolana antes y después de los procesos de fusiones, en el período 1995-1999. Para ello se empleó un tipo de estudio descriptivo. La metodología aplicada consistió en el análisis del material documental emitido por la Superintendencia de Bancos. Los resultados obtenidos son los siguientes: La utilidad y los ingresos financieros han sido en promedio menores después de la fusión, el margen financiero observó un ligero aumento. Por lo que se concluye que la rentabilidad en la banca comercial y universal no ha incrementado de manera significativa los rubros generadores de ingresos.

  3. Fusiones y flexibilidad laboral en la banca universal venezolana

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    María Candelaria González

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es describir los cambios en los diferentes tipos de flexibilidad laboral producidos en la banca universal venezolana de capital nacional, a partir del proceso de globalización financiera de 1994; como consecuencia de la desregulación financiera y el mayor uso de las tecnologías. El tipo de investigación es descriptiva y se utilizó un diseño de investigación no experimental, longitudinal, de tendencia; al realizarse el estudio desde 1994 hasta el 2008. Las fuentes de información utilizadas fueron primarias y secundarias. Se realizó un trabajo de campo en 3 bancos universales, seleccionando una muestra de 30 trabajadores, con un muestreo no probabilístico de tipo intencional; aplicándoles un cuestionario y una entrevista estructurada. Los autores analizados en el desarrollo de la flexibilidad laboral fueron: Coller (1997, Battistini y Montes (2000, Estrada (2004, Urréa (1999 y Castel (1996. Los resultados obtenidos evidencian que existen cambios de tipo numérico, funcional, salarial, de selección de personal, de la relación del sindicato con los trabajadores y con la empresa yen la contratación del personal en las oficinas bancarias

  4. Influencia del entorno sobre el riesgo asociado a la Banca Universal Venezolana

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    Alberto G Castellano Montiel

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años, la situación económica y política del país ha influido enormemente en la situación financiera de muchas empresas, ésto se observa en el gran número de empresas que han cerrado sus puertas desde 1999. A dicha situación no ha escapado el sector financiero el cual ha experimentado el fuerte impacto que estos cambios coyunturales han tenido en la economía del país. Por ello este trabajo pretende identificar la influencia del entorno político económico en el país sobre la situación financiera de la banca universal venezolana. En este sentido se realiza un estudio descriptivo sobre la base de coeficientes de determinación, elaborando para ello un modelo de regresión lineal, utilizando técnicas de evaluación como el análisis discriminante y la metodología de la superintendencia de bancos y otras instituciones financieras, para examinar el riesgo que presenta el sector y cómo ha influido el entorno en esta situación.Para su análisis se asumirá una relación causal entre las variables entorno y situación financiera, realizando un trabajo empírico basado en datos de la banca comercial y universal e información financiera. Todo ello lleva a elaborar conclusiones sobre aspectos tantos internos como externos que afectan al sector bancario específicamente la banca universal venezolana, teniendo como resultado la existencia de un proceso de elásticidad de la situación financiera del sector con respecto al entorno político económico, ocasionando un incremento del riesgo sistemático del sector con respecto a su entorno. Además de la relación existente entre los resultados del análisis discriminante con los resultados de la metodología de la superintendencia de bancos y otras instituciones financieras.

  5. Rentabilidad en la banca universal venezolana: período 2008-2010

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    Marbelis Alejandra Nava Rosillón

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el sector bancario, la rentabilidad incluye la evaluación de las ganancias con respecto a las operaciones efectuadas para determinar la incidencia de los factores del entorno en la utilidad obtenida. El objetivo de esta investigación es analizar la tendencia de los indicadores de rentabilidad de la banca universal en Venezuela durante el período 2008-2010, en promedio por estratos agrupados según las captaciones del público. Es un estudio descriptivo con diseño documental y dimensión longitudinal de tendencia. Los resultados muestran rendimiento promedio de la cartera de crédito similar entre los estratos de la banca privada; la banca pública y el estrato pequeño de la banca privada mostraron la mayor rentabilidad en sus inversiones en títulos valores. También, la banca pública alcanzó mayor rentabilidad con respecto al costo bruto de sus pasivos pero más bajo margen financiero por la intermediación. El estrato grande obtuvo el mayor rendimiento de sus inversiones en activos y patrimonio. La banca privada muestra mayor rentabilidad y eficiencia que la banca pública. Se infieren niveles de rentabilidad satisfactorios sin diferencias significativas entre los estratos, cuya tendencia es creciente al inicio del período estudiado y decreciente al final.

  6. Rentabilidad en la banca universal venezolana: período 2008-2010

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    Marbelis Alejandra Nava Rosillón

    2013-01-01

    En el sector bancario, la rentabilidad incluye la evaluación de las ganancias con respecto a las operaciones efectuadas para determinar la incidencia de los factores del entorno en la utilidad obtenida. El objetivo de esta investigación es analizar la tendencia de los indicadores de rentabilidad de la banca universal en Venezuela durante el período 2008-2010, en promedio por estratos agrupados según las captaciones del público. Es un estudio descriptivo con diseño documental y dimensión longi...

  7. 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.

  8. Utilidad de las Normas Internacionales de Información financiera en la banca venezolana

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    José Baudillo Arellano Morales

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza la utilidad de las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera en los estados financieros así como su uso en la banca venezolana en la toma de decisiones para la concesión de créditos . En Venezuela, hay obligatoriedad de aplicación de dichas Normas a partir del 1 de enero de 2008 para grandes empresas y del 1 de enero de 2011 para Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas. A la fecha de la presente investigación ( j ulio 2012, esta disposición debe cumplirse. Se aplicó un cuestionario a las entidades financieras presentes en El Vigía, Mérida y se determinó que: l a banca considera que los estados financieros son comprensibles, r elevantes, fiables e integrales; a lgunas entidades bancarias no solicitan estados financieros anualmente. ; l a base de medición es cost os históricos y valor razonable. Las notas revelatorias no se emiten en la totalidad de los casos.

  9. 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.

  10. Incidencia de la banca universal en el sistema financiero venezolano

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    Marbelis Alejandra Nava Rosillón

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La banca universal es un modelo de banca que ofrece servicios integrales y múltiples con alta eficiencia operativa, mejor gestión de infraestructura y sistemas actualizados para mayor satisfacción de los clientes. Inicia en Venezuela en los años noventa en la búsqueda de modernizar las instituciones financieras. Por ello, esta investigación tiene como objetivo analizar la incidencia de la banca universal en el sistema financiero venezolano ante la fuerte crisis financiera de 1994-1995. Se trata de un estudio descriptivo con diseño documental. La banca universal dio paso a transformaciones, fusiones y adquisiciones de las instituciones financieras especializadas. El Grupo Provincial y Mercantil fueron los primeros en transformarse en banco universal. Hoy, esta banca posee la mayor participación en el Sistema Bancario Nacional, con 45% de instituciones; 86,79% de oficinas; 86,33% de trabajadores; 36,2% entidades con capital privado, 8,5% con capital público y altas captaciones. Se concluye que esta banca ha favorecido el sistema financiero venezolano en el largo plazo logrando su mayor fortalecimiento y un mejor funcionamiento mediante una nueva cultura organizacional, generación de empleo, mayor solidez, confianza y credibilidad de ahorristas e inversionistas.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Mercadeo interno para optimizar la calidad de servicio en la banca universal

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    Ronald Prieto

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La adopción del mercadeo interno, propicia ventajas competitivas, sostenibles para la empresa y servicios de calidad a sus clientes. Por ello, el objetivo del presente artículo fue analizar el mercadeo interno como factor clave para la optimización de la calidad de servicio ofrecida por la Banca Universal en Maracaibo-Venezuela. El estudio está soportado en un paradigma cuantitativo, desde un enfoque positivista; de tipo descriptivo, desarrollado bajo un diseño no experimental, de campo, transversal. La población está constituida por los cinco principales bancos a nivel nacional. Se aplicó un muestreo no probabilístico por conveniencia, teniendo como fuentes un total de 140 individuos. La información se recopilo a través de dos cuestionarios estructurados, uno para la variable mercadeo interno conformado por 46 ítems, otro para la variable calidad de servicio constituido por 18 items. Ambos instrumentos estuvieron formalizados y estandarizados, obteniendo una con¿abilidad de r=0,94 y 0.89 respectivamente. Los resultados detectaron de¿ciencias en las necesidades del personal; irregularidades en la comunicación entre gerentes y supervisores con el personal operativo, fallas en los aspectos motivacionales y en la formación del trabajador, generando descontento, tanto en los clientes internos como externos. Concluyendo que deben generarse relaciones de con¿anza entre el personal, brindar participación a los trabajadores en la toma de decisiones, potencializando las acciones de mercadeo interno en las instituciones bancarias, lo que se traduce en la optimización del servicio a sus usuarios.

  15. 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

  16. Liderazgo en organizaciones venezolanas

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    Carmen Teresa Loaiza; Ligia Pirela

    2015-01-01

    El presente artículo tiene como objetivo analizar el liderazgo en organizaciones venezolanas; se presentan conceptos de líder y liderazgo y se revisan teorías tradicionales y enfoques contemporáneos. Finalmente se indaga sobre estilos de liderazgo presentes en organizaciones venezolanas insertas en los sectores: educativo, pequeña y mediana industria y empresarial. La investigación es teórico-documental, el diseño es bibliográfico y la técnica es documental. Se consultan autores como Bennis y...

  17. Liderazgo en organizaciones venezolanas

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    Carmen Teresa Loaiza

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene como objetivo analizar el liderazgo en organizaciones venezolanas; se presentan conceptos de líder y liderazgo y se revisan teorías tradicionales y enfoques contemporáneos. Finalmente se indaga sobre estilos de liderazgo presentes en organizaciones venezolanas insertas en los sectores: educativo, pequeña y mediana industria y empresarial. La investigación es teórico-documental, el diseño es bibliográfico y la técnica es documental. Se consultan autores como Bennis y Nanus (1985, Bass y Avolio (1994, Echeverría (2006, Echeverría (2011, Lussier y Achúa (2005 y Goleman et al (2005, Robbins (2009, Bittel y Newstron (1993, entre otros para caracterizar los aspectos más representativos sobre la variable en estudio, así como investigaciones de organizaciones venezolanas. Entre los hallazgos se encuentra una tendencia a requerir líderes más fortalecidos y orientados a la competitividad, con visión transformadora y promotores de confianza, de participación, de conocimiento y de actitud favorable, traducida en optimismo. Líderes innovadores y que otorguen empowerment a su gente, empáticos al definir sus estrategias y flexibles en la ejecución de las mismas. El líder venezolano como un privilegiado en creatividad y potencialidad de innovación así como emprendedor.

  18. 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.

  19. Gestor de calidad Banca Electrónica

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    Molina Arboledas, Blai; Talló Sendra, Marc

    2011-01-01

    Creación de un aplicativo Web que gestione las necesidades de un departamento de calidad de servicios de banca electrónica. Creació d'un aplicatiu Web que gestioni les necessitats d'un departament de qualitat de serveis de banca electrònica.

  20. Estructura económico-financiera de pequeñas y medianas empresas manufactureras colombo-venezolanas

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    Juan Alberto Oliveros Delgado

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el apoyo de herramientas de análisis de estados financieros, el presente artículo busca contrastar los rasgos de la estructura económica y financiera de las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas Manufactureras de la zona fronteriza colombo-venezolana, más específicamente de Cúcuta y San Cristóbal, respectivamente, durante los años 2009 al 2012. La investigación es descriptiva, documental, con muestreo intencional. Entre los principales hallazgos destaca que las empresas venezolanas estudiadas concentran su estructura económica en partidas no monetarias, aplican políticas conservadores de crédito y se financian principalmente con la banca ante tasas de interés reales negativas. En contraparte, las empresas colombianas mantienen una proporción mucho mayor en cuentas monetarias, flexibilizan sus políticas de crédito y se financian mayormente por la vía comercial. Se concluye que el escenario macroeconómico impacta en la estructura económico-financiera de las organizaciones; estas deben ajustarse buscando mantener su efectividad. Aun cuando el parque industrial de San Cristóbal genera comparativamente mejores resultados, en términos de rentabilidad y beneficio, estos se inciden negativamente ante un ambiente de creciente inflación.

  1. Las microempresas venezolanas en los noventa

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    Carlos Eduardo López C.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 paralelas (independientes del gobierno nacional para apoyar a las microempresas. Se concluye que, habiendo sido promovidas formalmente para solucionar la pobreza, las políticas descentralizadoras favorecieron el papel de las microempresas en la acumulación.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Kalmanovitz y la Banca central / Kalmanovitz and central banking

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    Maya Muñoz, Guillermo

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    Salomón Kalmanovitz, Codirector del Banco de la República (B de la R) hasta enero de 2005, uno de los economistas colombianos más brillantes, publicó un libro titulado Ensayos sobre Banca Central, Comportamiento, Independencia e Historia (Norma, 2003). Si los estudiantes de economía de los años 70 y 80 estudiaron a un Kalmanovitz marxista, los estudiantes de hoy estudian a un economista ortodoxo y liberal, igualmente brillante. Kalmanovitz es un partidario de la independencia de la BC para la...

  5. THE PROCESS OF SOCIO-COMMUNITY FORMATION IN VENEZUELAN UNIVERSITIES: A PERSPECTIVE FOR IMPROVEMENT / EL PROCESO DE FORMACIÓN SOCIO COMUNITARIA EN UNIVERSIDADES VENEZOLANAS: UNA PERSPECTIVA PARA SU PERFECCIONAMIENTO

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    Edgar Antonio Rangel Parra

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The research responds to the need for a new vision of curriculum management in the process of socio community formation of the university students, with the aim of contributing to overcome shortcomings in the community service they perform in Venezuela, which limits their training as a mutual transformational process to social development. This research, promotes and develops the critical and constructive reflection on concepts, principles and mechanisms that characterize the process of socio community training as a perspective that can undertake the development of community service of Venezuelan higher education students, once established by the "law of community service for the students of higher education" (2005 finally revealing the challenges that it poses to the guidance and management of the curriculum in the training of professionals of all races. Address the various elements which serve as basis for the process of socio-community training of the University student, with emphasis on its epistemological aspects that serve as support to the main results of the research. The study has allowed revealing the need for curriculum management supported from the epistemological and axiological essence of University social responsibility for the process of training partner community of the College student in relation to the diversity of the professional context. The current inconsistencies do not ensure a sufficient level of systematization in the process of socio community formation and curricular management from the relationship: University - University social responsibility - community and their integration with the University management.

  6. THE PROCESS OF SOCIO-COMMUNITY FORMATION IN VENEZUELAN UNIVERSITIES: A PERSPECTIVE FOR IMPROVEMENT / EL PROCESO DE FORMACIÓN SOCIO COMUNITARIA EN UNIVERSIDADES VENEZOLANAS: UNA PERSPECTIVA PARA SU PERFECCIONAMIENTO

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    Edgar Antonio Rangel Parra; Alejandro Eleodoro Estrabao Pérez; José Raúl Díaz Lópe

    2013-01-01

    The research responds to the need for a new vision of curriculum management in the process of socio community formation of the university students, with the aim of contributing to overcome shortcomings in the community service they perform in Venezuela, which limits their training as a mutual transformational process to social development. This research, promotes and develops the critical and constructive reflection on concepts, principles and mechanisms that characterize the process of socio...

  7. 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

  8. La expansión exterior de la Banca española

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    Matías Rodríguez Inciarte

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se analizan los factores que explican el proceso de expansión exterior de la banca española en la última década. Se estudia dicho proceso mediante el análisis de los datos descriptivos del sector bancario más significativos. A continuación se estudian las razones de por qué la banca española ha invertido en Latinoamérica. El trabajo concluye destacando el alto nivel de competencia de la banca española, a nivel mundial, que permite afrontar el proceso de internacionalización alcanzando los equilibrios adecuados entre la rentabilidad y el riesgo.

  9. Banca de desarrollo: Condiciones para una gestión eficiente

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    Antonio Vives

    2005-01-01

    Este breve ensayo describe las características que debe tener el entorno macro y macroeconómico en el que se desenvuelve la banca de desarrollo para mejorar su efectividad y eficiencia. Para que se pueda comprender mejor la propuesta, el ensayo describe previamente los diferentes papeles que le corresponden a la banca pública y la privada, precedido de una discusión sobre la evolución reciente del sistema financiero de América Latina.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. El papel de la banca pública en las crisis financieras de Argentina y Uruguay

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    Wesley Marshall

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es subrayar la naturaleza contracíclica de la banca pública comercial. Esto se hará mediante un análisis histórico de las crisis bancarias en Argentina y Uruguay a principios del siglo xxi. Este tipo de banco abarcó en Argentina varios actores cruciales dentro de las exitosas políticas de resolución de crisis y de reestructuración financiera; mientras en Uruguay, la banca pública comercial tuvo un papel menor durante la fase de resolución de la crisis, pero jugó un papel fundamental en la minimización de los riesgos del sistema financiero que en parte provocaron la crisis de 2002.

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

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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.

  14. Estrategias de internacionalización de la gran banca española

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    María del Pilar Sierra Fernández

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    La timidez con la que comenzaron a internacionalizarse los bancos españoles, integrantes tanto del actual grupo BBVA como del Santander, aplicando estrategias defensivas y reducidos volúmenes de recursos y riesgos comprometidos, difícilmente hacían presagiar la intensidad y agresividad que ha adquirido en las dos últimas décadas, y que han convertido a dicho proceso en una decisión estratégica de crecimiento para la gran banca española.De forma gradual, tanto el BBVA como el Santander, se han...

  15. Las respuestas emocionales del visitante de un sitio web de banca on line

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    Lozano Gutierrez, María del Carmen; Fuentes Martín, Federico

    2005-01-01

    En el presente documento de trabajo se analizan los elementos emocionales que influyen en el comportamiento del usuario de un sitio web de banca on line, con la finalidad de comprender mejor las bajas tasas de uso de estos servicios en España. El apoyo científico de la lógica difusa , y las principales conclusiones obtenidas al aplicar su metodología nos permitirá evaluar la importancia que las emociones tiene en la toma de decisiones, y servirá de apoyo a investigaciones empírica...

  16. La accesibilidad de las páginas web de la banca española

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    González Perogil, Juan

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    La presente tesis se encuadra enmarcada dentro del programa de doctorado denominado Gestión y Economía de las Pymes IV. Con el objetivo de finalizar los estudios de tercer ciclo, el doctorando emprendió la tediosa labor de presentar una investigación en el marco de los sistemas de información. Por ello, el proyecto que se planteó fue el análisis de la situación actual de la banca electrónica y su accesibilidad web. Con este trabajo tratamos de presenta una investigación novedosa, por su...

  17. INDICADORES DE RENTABILIDAD Y EFICIENCIA OPERATIVA DE LA BANCA COMERCIAL EN MÉXICO

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    Abigail Rodríguez Nava

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la estructura de la banca comercial en México y los principales indicadores de rentabilidad y eficiencia operativa en los años recientes. Se pretende precisar cuáles son los determinantes de los rendimientos y de las condiciones de operación, así como la vinculación entre éstos; en especial se evalúan los factores de tamaño y concentración del mercado, apalancamiento, márgenes por intereses, márgenes por operación, y utilidades netas. Los resultados muestran diferencias significativas entre los bancos de acuerdo con su tamaño: la banca comercial exhibe una evolución no homogénea. Si bien los bancos que generan más utilidades son los bancos grandes y los medianos, los primeros son eficientes por sus amplios márgenes netos de intereses y margen de operación, mientras que los bancos medianos derivan sus utilidades de su rotación de activos y elevado apalancamiento. El documento expone también los cambios ocurridos en la estructura del sector como consecuencia de la liberalización financiera, privatización y entrada del capital extranjero que ocurrió en la década de los noventa.

  18. Benchmarking de la banca central en América Latina, 1990-2010

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    Germán Alarco Tosoni

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se desarrolla un análisis de benchmarking de la eficacia de la banca central en América Latina en 1990-2010. Con tal objetivo se consideran las funciones principales y secundarias de la autoridad monetaria en los países considerados, luego de analizar brevemente la evolución de las prácticas de los banqueros centrales internacionales. Se seleccionan, especifican y ponderan los indicadores pertinentes para evaluar el desempeño de estas instituciones: menor inflación, mayor disponibilidad de crédito al sector privado, menores márgenes de intermediación financiera, menor variabilidad del tipo de cambio real y diversos objetivos para las reservas internacionales. Se establecen funciones objetivo, que se miden con la información oficial disponible. Por último, se establece un ordenamiento de los bancos centrales considerando los indicadores y funciones objetivo seleccionadas.

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

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    Rafael Angulo

    2008-01-01

    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.

  20. Construcción ideológica de la violencia delictiva en la prensa venezolana

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    PEDRO DAVID AGUILLÓN VALE

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es explicar, desde el análisis crítico, cómo la prensa escrita venezolana construye la ideología en los textos noticiosos que se refieren a la violencia delictiva. El estudio está fundamentado en las categorías básicas del análisis social del discurso que plantea Van Dijk (1999a, 1999b, 2003, 2005, las cuales se aplican a 129 textos publicados en las páginas de "sucesos" de cuatro periódicos venezolanos.

  1. Manejo de sacudidas petroleras negativas: la experiencia venezolana en los años 80

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    Ricardo Hausmann

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    (Disponible en idioma inglés únicamente) La experiencia venezolana en los años 80 es un terreno especialmente fértil para el análisis de sacudidas negativas. Se produjeron dos sacudidas de gran magnitud en regímenes de control muy distintos, lo que puso de manifiesto el papel que desempeña la estructura institucional en la determinación de la respuesta. Además, la experiencia puede arrojar una luz distinta sobre la conveniencia de regímenes cambiarios alternativos de países sujetos a sacudida...

  2. ANÁLISIS DE OBRAS MUSICALES VENEZOLANAS Y EUROPEAS DE LOS SIGLOS XVIII, XIX Y XX REFERENTES AL REINO ANIMAL

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    Naudy Trujillo Muscia

    2012-09-01

    venezolanos y europeos de los siglos XVIII, XIX y XX. Los resultados indican a las aves silvestres como las más tratadas en piezas musicales tanto en Europa como en Venezuela; manifiestan también una proporción mayor de piezas musicales que tratan los animales de producción versus animales domésticos en Venezuela, mostrándose lo contrario en el continente europeo. Se concluye, en primer lugar, que tanto en Venezuela como en Europa, la cultura humana busca enaltecer la fauna silvestre, ya sea de forma naturalista o romántica; se confirma el fuerte arraigo de la mentalidad agropecuaria venezolana y su importancia en el desarrollo de la cultura nacional a la par que en Europa; los resultados reflejan el poco contacto con áreas verdes abiertas y sistemas de producción agropecuarios que poseían los compositores y público académico de la época. Esta investigación fomenta la interdisciplinariedad en la sociedad científica venezolana, haciendo aportes científicos al desarrollo de la cultura, además de servir a docentes, terapeutas musicales, historiadores y la sociedad en general en sus investigaciones y ocupaciones al generar nuevas preguntas en el campo científico de la psiquis humana dentro de la relación hombre/animal y brindar nuevos conocimientos a la ciencia histórica de la Medicina Veterinaria y la Música Universal.

  3. Análisis de la relación confianza-compromiso en la banca en internet

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    Eduardo Torres

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es analizar empíricamente la relación confianzacompromiso en el contexto de la banca en internet. Para lograr este objetivo, se aplicó una encuesta telefónica a un grupo de clientes de la banca en internet en Chile y se analizó detalladamente la estructura dimensional de la confianza. Por medio de un modelo de ecuaciones estructurales se pudo comprobar el efecto positivo y directo que tiene la confianza sobre el compromiso en el contexto de estudio. Además, se pudo determinar que la confianza en la banca en Internet tiene una estructura multidimensional constituida por la honestidad, benevolencia y competencia. Estos resultados otorgan a los bancos un conocimiento respecto a cuáles son los factores que deben gestionar para lograr el compromiso de los clientes que realizan transacciones a través de internet, principalmente en un contexto latinoamericano.

  4. Inteligencia de negocios en la banca nacional: Un enfoque basado en herramientas analíticas

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    Arlenys Roo Huerta

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el punto de vista tecnológico, la inteligencia de negocios implica el proceso de conversión de datos relevantes en información útil para la toma de decisiones estratégicas. El objetivo central del presente artículo es analizar la inteligencia de negocios en la banca nacional, desde la perspectiva de las herramientas analíticas, representadas por los servicios de transformación de datos, los procesos de análisis en línea, los servicios de explotación y el almacén de datos. Este estudio se basa en una metodología descriptiva, con un diseño de campo, se emplea la estadística descriptiva para el análisis de los resultados. Los hallazgos encontrados indican que las herramientas utilizadas con mayor frecuencia son los servicios de explotación, teniendo una notoria debilidad en la definición de los procesos realizados. Esto genera un gran impacto en la toma de decisiones, para proporcionar respuestas a interrogantes del negocio. Se concluye el uso de la inteligencia de negocios como un sistema de apoyo a los procesos llevados a cabo en las instituciones estudiadas.

  5. EL DESARROLLO DEL PERSONAL ACADÉMICO DE LAS UNIVERSIDADES VENEZOLANAS: PROPUESTA PARA DISEÑAR E INSTRUMENTAR UN PROGRAMA DE FORMACIÓN

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    Migdy Chacín

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Las universidades venezolanas se desenvuelven en un mundo globalizado y cambiante al cual le intentan dar respuesta instrumentando acciones relacionadas al mejoramiento de los profesores. Para acometer esa tarea, se propone un modelo de formación profesoral fundamentado en la satisfacción de necesidades individuales, institucionales y contextuales. Se describen las etapas de diseño e instrumentación del programa de formación, concluyendo con una reflexión sobre la importancia de atender apropiadamente lo relativo al desarrollo de los profesores universitarios y al compromiso que los gerentes educativos deben adquirir con el uso eficiente de los recursos y la gestión de instituciones que respondan cabalmente a lo que la sociedad requiere. ABSTRAC: Venezuelan universities develop in a changing and globalized word. They must fulfill what has been established in governmental policies regarding faculty development. This paper proposes a model for faculty development based on individual and societal needs.Design and implementation stages of the program are described in detail and followed by discussion of the importance of enough government support, university leaders’ commitment to efficient administration of funds and the implementation of programs that produced the changes needed by society.

  6. Resistencia al cambio y trabajo por turnos en trabajadores de la banca

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    Daniel V. Valero R.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra los factores de resistencia al cambio ante la implementación de un esquema de trabajo por turnos para el personal del departamento de bases de datos de una institución bancaria venezolana, con el objetivo de diseñar un plan para el manejo del cambio, a través del cual la gerencia pueda intervenir y lograr superar dicha resistencia. La investigación consistió en un estudio de caso, que parte de realizar un diagnóstico que permitió identificar factores de resistencia como la disminución del ingreso económico, amenaza a hábitos familiares e intereses propios y seguridad personal; para luego diseñar un plan de manejo del cambio que le permitirá a la gerencia del área implantar el esquema de horarios de trabajo por turnos, con el menor impacto posible sobre el personal.

  7. 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.

  8. Tecnología aplicada en las pequeñas empresas venezolanas

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    Dalmary Salazar

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se expone un análisis comparativo de la gestión tecnológica con otras perspectivas de las ciencias gerenciales actuales. La manera cómo las pequeñas empresas venezolanas pudieran alcanzar su desarrollo y crecimiento con el manejo eficiente de su gestión tecnológica acorde a sus objetivos planteados y a la posesión de sus recursos. Además, se muestra el papel que deben tener sus gerentes propietarios para que comprendan la imperiosa necesidad de estar a la vanguardia frente a los cambios tecnológicos propiciados por la globalización y la generación de información y de conocimiento. Por último, el requerimiento de un plan tecnológico dirigido especialmente a las pequeñas empresas.

  9. Desarrollo de una organización sistémica en la banca colombiana, 1990-2009

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    Carmen Marina López Pino

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La organización sistémica es una configuración socio-técnica desarrollada por la banca a nivel global durante las últimas décadas, cuyos componentes fundamentales son: por un lado, la organización en red lo que implica procesos de informatización, sistematización interna y entrelazamiento permanente entre redes de proveedores y clientes, con diversos grados de interconexión, en ambientes sumamente competitivos; y, por otro lado, la flexibilidad organizativa tanto interna como externa (Ibarra, 2003; Nohria y Eccles, 1992; Weiss, 2008, Weiss et al., 2010. El objetivo de la investigación fue indagar en qué medida la banca colombiana se configura como una organización sistémica. Se concluye que a pesar de la heterogeneidad en el uso de tecnologías de información y comunicación (TIC´s, la banca tiende a consolidarse como un tipo de organización sistémica, transformando de manera significativa la relación con los clientes, los proveedores, la organización del trabajo, los perfiles de los trabajadores y las relaciones laborales. Desde la perspectiva metodológica de la triangulación, se integran técnicas cualitativas (entrevistas y grupos de discusión y cuantitativas (encuesta, en un sentido de complementariedad de los dos métodos.

  10. Desarrollo de una organización sistémica en la banca colombiana, 1990-2009

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    Carmen Marina López Pino; Enrique Seco Martín

    2012-01-01

    La organización sistémica es una configuración socio-técnica desarrollada por la banca a nivel global durante las últimas décadas, cuyos componentes fundamentales son: por un lado, la organización en red lo que implica procesos de informatización, sistematización interna y entrelazamiento permanente entre redes de proveedores y clientes, con diversos grados de interconexión, en ambientes sumamente competitivos; y, por otro lado, la flexibilidad organizativa tanto interna como externa (Ibarra,...

  11. Estrategias de internacionalización de la gran banca española

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    María del Pilar Sierra Fernández

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available La timidez con la que comenzaron a internacionalizarse los bancos españoles, integrantes tanto del actual grupo BBVA como del Santander, aplicando estrategias defensivas y reducidos volúmenes de recursos y riesgos comprometidos, difícilmente hacían presagiar la intensidad y agresividad que ha adquirido en las dos últimas décadas, y que han convertido a dicho proceso en una decisión estratégica de crecimiento para la gran banca española.De forma gradual, tanto el BBVA como el Santander, se han introducido en los principales mercados de Latinoamérica y en los más cercanos e importantes de la Unión Europea. De una implantación generalizada de banca comercial en los noventa, sobre Latinoamérica, se ha pasado a operaciones selectivas en términos operativos y geográficos; llegando a finales de 2007, a liderar diferentes servicios bancarios y parabancarios en la mayor parte de los países del área, con especial incidencia en Brasil, donde el Santander está especializando sus inversiones, y en México, donde el BBVA ha consolidado su implantación y, desde el que se ha servido para iniciar actividades bancarias en el sur de los Estados Unidos. La mayor dimensión internacional del Santander le ha colocado también en posiciones líderes en los mercados ibérico, británico y en el segmento de financiación al consumo en la Europa Comunitaria.The timidity with which they began to internationalize Spanish banks, both members of the current group BBVA and Santander, of applying defensive strategies and reduced volumes of resources and risks involved, hardly did presage the intensity and aggressiveness that has gained in the last two decades, and they have turned the process into a strategic decision to growth for the Spanish banking.Gradually, both BBVA and Santander, has been internalised in the main markets of Latin America and the closest major of the European Union. From a widespread introduction of commercial banking in the nineties

  12. Luis Beltrán Prieto Figueroa: Maestro de la democracia venezolana

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    Lino E. Morán Beltrán

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo se inscribe dentro del aná li sis de la his to ria de las ideas en Amé ri ca La ti - na, como cam po de re fle xión que con tri bu ye a res - catar los aportes que, desde diversas disciplinas del conocimiento, se vienen gestando entre los in - telectuales que tienen nuestra identidad como tema de re fle xión. Luis Bel trán Prie to Fi gue roa fue uno de los in te lec tua les más in flu yen tes en la Venezuela del siglo XX. El presen te trabajo abor - da tex tos de sus prin ci pa les obras, como Joven Empí na te, El Esta do y la Edu ca ción en Amé ri ca Latina, El humanismo democrático y la educa - ción, La po lí ti ca y los hom bres, en tre otros, y, a través de una lectura filosófica se analizan sus ideas con relación a los fundamentos doctrinales de la demo cracia, su interpretación de la realidad, y sus pos tu ras fren te a la edu ca ción, la po lí ti ca, la poesía y el nacionalismo como actitud digna de los pueblos latinoa mericanos en relación al pode - río de los Esta dos Uni dos. Entre las con clu sio nes alcanzadas está, entre otras, la caracterización de sus ideas a fa vor de una edu ca ción ver da de ra men - te demo crática, el compromiso del intelectual con las no bles as pi ra cio nes de los pue blos, y su agu de - za para estudiar la realidad venezolana, y para lo - grar la superación de factores que obsta culizan el desarrollo técnico y cultural deseado para la patria venezolana y latinoamericana.

  13. Revista Venezolana de Gerencia: Balance de dos décadas

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    Rosana Meleán Romero

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se caracteriza la trayectoria de la Revista Venezolana de Gerencia durante 20 años de gestión ininterrumpida, logrando precisar las principales fortalezas y debilidades de los procesos fundamentales de su gestión, así como los desafíos inherentes para los años venideros. Se revisan documentos y publicaciones que denotan la gestión editorial de revistas de alto impacto, siendo las vivencias en la revista un factor fundamental en los planteamientos y afirmaciones realizadas. Resaltan entre las fortalezas el posicionamiento y prestigio logrado, así como su presencia en redes sociocientíficas (repositorios, bibliotecas, catálogos y bases de datos y la calidad certificada por reconocidos índices nacionales e internacionales. Su principal debilidad está representada por problemas presupuestarios, que limita el disponer de recursos necesarios para su funcionamiento. A veinte años de gestión, son muchos los logros alcanzados, acompañados de exigentes desafíos que orientan a seguir con pie firme, ofreciendo contribuciones de alto impacto que potencien la gerencia como área de conocimiento que de manera continua se construye y reconstruye para ofrecer soluciones asertivas a las complejas realidades que afligen al país y a la región latinoamericana.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Innovando en el Modelo de Negocio: La Creación de la Banca Cívica

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    Luis Vives

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La creación de la Banca Cívica ha supuesto el lanzamiento de un nuevo modelo de negocio en el sistema financiero español, algo que ha permitido a Caja Navarra mejorar sus resultados y posicionamiento. No obstante, más allá de su desarrollo nacional, Caja Navarra está trabajando en la actualidad para conseguir la difusión internacional de este nuevo modelo de negocio. El artículo concluye con una discusión sobre la creación y la apropiación de valor tras el desarrollo de un nuevo modelo de negocio, algo clave para que las empresas que crean nuevos modelos puedan apropiarse de parte del valor de la replicación del modelo en otros ámbitos.

  18. Evaluación de la investigación de la comunicación en las universidades venezolanas

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    1998-01-01

    La Ley de Universidades venezolana, aún vigente, consagra la organización consagra la organización y estructura de la Investigación en el nivel universitario. Tres artículos definen el carácter institucional de la investigación. El art. 3 establece que la universidad debe responder a sus fines "mediante la investigación"; el art. 77 se refiere a los institutos como "centros destinados fundamentalmente a la investigación" y el art. 132 indica el modelo de instancia coordinadora a través de un ...

  19. LA ESTRATEGIA DE GESTIÓN DE LA INVESTIGACIÓN EN LAS UNIVERSIDADES VENEZOLANAS Caso: Universidad Centroccidental “Lisandro Alvarado”

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    José Nicolás Vizcaya

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación tiene como propósito analizar la Gestión de Investigación en los Centros de Estudios Superiores o en las Universidades Venezolanas, en este caso la Universidad Centroccidental “Lisandro Alvarado”. Se analiza el contexto y las normas que regulan dicha actividad así como sus estrategias.

  20. Narrar desde el malestar en la historia venezolana: Falke de Federico Vegas

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    Carmen Victoria Vivas Lacour

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo revisa la novela Falke de Federico Vegas, que narra la infructuosa invasión de Venezuela en 1929, por parte de un grupo de exiliados provenientes de París, opositores del régimen tiránico de Juan Vicente Gómez. En este sentido, me interesa analizar cómo abordar un malestar del pasado, desde la literatura, permite discutir las explicaciones elaboradas en torno a la historia y plantear ciertos paralelismos con la situación política en la contemporaneidad venezolana. Asimismo, estudiar el modo como el pasado es desplazado al registro literario y lo que emerge al movilizar los límites que arbitran el saber histórico y lo distinguen de la invención literaria.This paper revisits Federico Vegas’s novel Falke based on a historical event about a group of Venezuelans, exiled in Paris who tried a fruitless invasion during Juan Vicente Gómez’s tyrannical regime in 1929. In this respect I am interested in analyzing how to address a discomfort from the past, from the literature point of view, allowing the discussion of the explanations that have been created around this historical event and how fiction develops parallel in relation to the current political situation in Venezuela. In this project I will study how the past is replaced by the literary record and what results by shifting the limits that define the historic knowledge from the literary invention.

  1. 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.

  2. ONDAS DE MONTAÑA EN LA CAPA LÍMITE PLANETARIA DE LA REGIÓN ANDINA VENEZOLANA

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    HÉCTOR VÁSQUEZ

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Se evalúa las condiciones dinámicas y termodinámicas de la capa límite planetaria de la Región Andina Venezolana para la génesis de ondas de montaña. Para ello se calcula el número de Froude relacionando la estabilidad estática en presencia de accidentes orográficos con apoyo de perfiles verticales de viento, análisis de diagramas termodinámicos e imágenes de satélite. Se encuentra que cuando se presenta un flujo de aire perpendicular a la cordillera andina venezolana con vientos mayores a 10 m/s bajo condiciones de estabilidad o inversión de temperatura sobre su cima, disponibilidad de humedad mayor a 70% desde superficie a su cumbre y numero de Froude ligeramente superior a 1, el resultado es la presencia de ondas de montaña asociadas a nubes lenticulares a sotavento de la cadena montañosa.

  3. Advecciones de polvo africano sobre la costa central venezolana y sus efectos sobre el desarrollo de la nubosidad

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    Estatio José Gutiérrez Quevedo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Empleando el índice de aerosol, determinado a través de las mediciones del sensor TOMS, se ha realizado un análisis del comportamiento de las magnitudes del parámetro sobre la costa central venezolana en base al período 19972005; los resultados señalaron que se presentaron los máximos valores del índice en los meses de Julio y Agosto correspondientes a la temporada de lluvias. Para este período las masas de aire cargadas de partículas de polvo llegan al Caribe provenientes del desierto del Sahara, como lo demuestra el mapa con la distribución espacial de la mediana del índice para el mes de julio, por el contrarío existe una disminución sustancial en la cantidad de partículas dispersas sobre la troposfera venezolana en la temporada seca en donde las nubes de polvo se desplazan generalmente desde el Sahel. Los productos atmosféricos del sensor MODIS han sido utilizados para determinar la relación entre la concentración de aerosoles y el comportamiento de la nubosidad, presentando ésta una disminución en su desarrollo en presencia de valores altos del índice de aerosol principalmente en los meses de abril y mayo.

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

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    José Enrique MOLINA

    2009-11-01

    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.

  5. Diferencias entre universidades privadas y oficiales venezolanas: Algunos ajustes necesarios en el sector privado

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    Luis Fuenmayor Toro

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo efectúa una caracterización preliminar de la universidad privada venezolana, a medio siglo de sus inicios. Se determinan algunas de sus fallas principales y propone correctivos factibles aprovechando las leyes de educación próximas a ser aprobadas. Los datos demuestran que las universidades privadas, a diferencia de las oficiales, tiene una planta docente mayoritariamente a tiempo convencional, ubicada principalmente en los más bajos escalafones académicos, con estudios de postgrado en una proporción menor que las universidades oficiales y prácticamente sin investigadores. La relación alumno/profesor es el doble de la del sector oficial y los postgrados universitarios que ofrecen son la quinta parte del total y sólo están acreditados el 10%, en contraposición con el 29% acreditado de las instituciones públicas. De estas comparaciones se extrae que la universidad privada está muy limitada para la realización de investigación y para el desarrollo de los postgrados que forman investigadores: maestrías y doctorados. Tiene además limitaciones subsanables en el pregrado, por no disponer de docentes contratados a altas dedicaciones, que dispongan de tiempo dentro de su dedicación para las consultas estudiantiles. Esto se puede resolver a través de un mandato legal que determine que un 33% de los docentes, sin contar autoridades y directivos, deban estar a dedicación exclusiva y repartidos homogéneamente entre todos los programas docentes institucionales. Estos docentes, también por mandato legal, dispondrían de un 30% de su tiempo para hacer investigación en unidades de universidades y otros centros oficiales, a las que serían adscritos formalmente. Ello mejoraría la academia de las instituciones privadas sin costos que hagan imposible estos importantes cambios.

  6. 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.

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

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    Gerardo E. Romero

    2003-01-01

    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.

  8. Vulnerabilidad a la introducción y transmisión local de la Encefalitis Equina Venezolana. Delicias, 2009

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    Yoenny Peña García

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available La Encefalitis Equina Venezolana (EEV es una enfermedad infecciosa, causada por un arbovirus de la familia Togaviridae, es transmitida del caballo o aves al hombre a través de picaduras de mosquitos, constituyendo una zoonosis. Cuba presta colaboración internacionalista en países donde esta enfermedad es endémica y considerada peligrosa, desde el punto de vista económico y sanitario. Se realizó  un estudio epidemiológico, para determinar la vulnerabilidad de introducción y transmisión local de la Encefalitis Equina Venezolana en el Área de Salud Delicias en el año 2009. Se utilizaron las siguientes variables: país de procedencia del colaborador, géneros de culícidos transmisores, población equina y se determinaron zonas de riesgo. Se identificaron tres países endémicos, el que mayor cantidad de colaboradores tuvo fue Venezuela, con 66 (85,7%, seguido de Ecuador y Haití, que solo tuvieron 1 (1,3%. El Consejo Popular 3 es el que más colaboradores en zonas endémicas poseyó (50, para un 87,7%. En el área se identificaron 11 géneros de mosquitos, de ellos cuatro transmisores de la EEV (Culex, Mansonia, Psorophora, y Anopheles, la población de equinos se distribuye en todo el territorio. Constituyen las zonas de mayor riego para la transmisión local de la enfermedad la parte noreste del poblado de Delicias y el poblado de San Manuel, determinándose 12 comunidades atendidas por Consultorios Médicos de Familia de alto riesgo para la transmisión local.

  9. Motivación del directivo en el sector financiero español: Analisis comparativo de la banca privada y publica. Un estudio empirico

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    Pin, Jose R.; Susaeta, Lourdes

    2003-01-01

    Determinar los factores que motivan al directivo es un tema ampliamente estudiado por la bibliografía. El planteamiento de este proyecto se basa en la teoría sobre las expectativas de Vroom (desarrollado por Porter y Lawyer, y el desarrollo de la teoría sobre la motivación humana de Juan A. Pérez López, a partir de las cuales hemos elaborado un nuevo modelo específico. La muestra tomada para contrastar el modelo en el estudio empírico es de 156 directivos españoles, 100 de la banca privada y ...

  10. Diagnóstico del sistema financiero, la banca comercial y el sistema de portafolios basado en el modelo de sistemas viables

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    Beatriz Trueba-Ríos; Isaías Badillo-Piña; Oswaldo Morales-Matamoros

    2012-01-01

    Se presenta en este artículo el desarrollo del diagnóstico para el sistema financiero, la banca comercial y el sistema de portafolios para lo cual se hace uso del modelo de sistemas viables de Beer [1]. El sistema financiero ha sido impactado por movimientos adversos del mercado, lo que lo hace dinámico. Haciendo una revisión minuciosa de las etapas de crisis por las que ha pasado el sistema financiero en forma global, se ha observado que la intervención del factor humano en la toma de decisi...

  11. El deber de información, transparencia y responsabilidad ante los depósitos de los clientes por parte de la banca: precedentes romanos

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    Salazar Revuelta, María

    2013-01-01

    Constituye un tema de gran actualidad la tutela de los intereses de los clientes que contratan con el sector de la banca. En este sentido, no se puede negar el valor de ciertos precedentes que encontramos en la práctica comercial y, concretamente, en la actividad financiera romana. Observamos, así, una intensa labor del pretor, junto con una importante actividad interpretativa de la jurisprudencia, dirigidas a dotar al Derecho de una serie de previsiones relativas a la protección de la parte ...

  12. EL DESARROLLO ENDÓGENO COMO AGENTE TRANSFORMADOR EN LA ECONOMÍA SOCIAL VENEZOLANA

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    Carmen Silvina Hernández

    2012-05-01

    los valores comunitarios, con sus procesos, así como los valores solidarios, cooperativos y humanistas, para el cambio del modelo económico capitalista al de economía social, para alcanzar la felicidad y calidad de vida del ciudadano. Es así, que la economía social adquiere la significación de una herramienta para la derrota de la pobreza, tanto económica, cultural, política e ideológica; para el rescate de concepciones de progreso, calidad de vida y bienestar social de las personas. Este modelo económico social de carácter solidario y compromiso social garantiza la inclusión de los venezolanos y venezolanas en la construcción del país.

  13. 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

  14. Banca universale, riforma del sistema bancario statunitense e concorrenza finanziaria nella Comunità Europea

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    J.A. KREGEL

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Economists and policy makers in Europe and the United States have devoted increasing attention towards the German financial system. In the new Single European Market, the German financial system, characterised by universal banking with unrestricted entry into all types of financial market, is expected to become the dominant form. The German kind of financial system has also been suggested as an alternative to the segmented US financial system. It is argued that the success of the German system has less to do with the freedom granted to universal banks than with its approach to regulation and supervision.   JEL Codes: G21, G18Keywords: Financial system, SEM

  15. ¿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.

  16. 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.

  17. La responsabilidad social de la gerencia cultural como plataforma del desarrollo turístico en zonas costeras venezolanas

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    Cira de Pelekais

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del estudio fue analizar la responsabilidad social de la gerencia cultural como plataforma del desarrollo turístico en zonas costeras. La investigación se evidencia en el paradigma positivista y corresponde a una investigación cuantitativa, descriptiva y de campo. La población estuvo constituida por 35 gerentes de los hoteles 5 estrellas que se encuentran ubicados en la zona costera venezolana, realizándose un censo poblacional. Para recabar los datos fue aplicado un instrumento conformado por 60 ítems. Al instrumento se le calculó la validez de contenido, a través del juicio de expertos, además de la validez discriminante, la confiabilidad por medio del método Alfa de Cronbach el cual arrojó como resultado 0.96. El procesamiento de los resultados se efectuó a través de una estadística descriptiva. Los resultados demuestran que la mayoría de la población objeto de estudio posee las herramientas necesarias como evidencias de responsabilidad social de la gerencia cultural. Asimismo, se establecieron lineamientos gerenciales para el cumplimiento de la misma.Palabras Clave: Responsabilidad social; gerencia cultural; desarrollo turístico; actividad turística; Zonas Costeras. The social responsibility of cultural management as a platform for tourism development in venezolanas coastal areasAbstractThe main purpose of this study was to analyze the social responsibility of cultural management as a platform for tourism development in coastal zones. Based on the positivist paradigm, this is a quantitative, descriptive and field research. Having made a population census, the study population consisted of 35 managers from five-star hotels located in the Venezuelan coastal zone. An instrument of 60 items was used to gather the required data. The instrument´s validity content was calculated by judgment of experts, as well as by discriminant validity; the reliability, calculated by the Alfa de Cronbach method, was 0

  18. Universality

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    This article is an attempt for a new vision of the basics of Physics, and of Relativity, in particular. A new generalized principle of inertia is proposed, as an universal principle, based on universality of the conservation laws, not depending on the metric geometry used. The second and the third principles of Newton's mechanics are interpreted as logical consequences. The generalization of the classical principle of relativity made by Einstein as the most basic postulate in the Relativity i...

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

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    Julen Berasaluce Isa

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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Metodología GESINCA como instrumento de gestión empresarial en la industria camaronera venezolana

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    María Amalia Trillo Holgado

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La metodología Gestión "Intangibles" Calidad (GESINCA aplicada a la industria camaronera venezolana, se desarrolla con el objetivo de dotar a las empresas de un instrumento útil a la hora de canalizar sus decisiones estratégicas de acuerdo a las características de la economía actual. Basándose en los fundamentos teóricos relacionados con el capital intelectual y la calidad total, se establece un modelo de medición de intangibles que posibilita la visualización de los resultados obtenidos a partir de los movimientos estratégicos realizados por las empresas. La validación de la metodología a partir del modelo construido permite afirmar que el pilar básico sobre el que se asienta la gestión empresarial está formado por las capacidades organizativas y, que al intervenir sobre éstas se está potenciando el resto de capacidades (humanas, comerciales y sociales y, por tanto, influyendo decisivamente en el futuro. Del mismo modo, se percibe una industria con un alto porcentaje de intangibles que merece la pena gestionar en aras a incrementar el valor de la misma.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Reconstrucción de la memoria socio-pedagógica y filosófica venezolana del siglo xix: el Cojo Ilustrado (1892-1898)

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    Mulino Giannattasio, Alexandra

    2010-01-01

    [ES] Pretende deconstruir la memoria socio-pedagógica y filosófica venezolana decimonónica, a fin de comprender la historia de las ideas originadas en el marco del debate generacional durante los años 1892 hasta 1898. Para ello se seleccionó la Revista El Cojo Ilustrado como fuente primaria de investigación. Esta Revista decimonónica permitió entrever valores y normas que expresaron concepciones socio-pedagógicas y filosóficas legitimadoras del pretendido nuevo Estado Nacional, sobre bas...

  7. 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

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    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

  8. Evaluación de Impacto Social: Caso banca móvil aplicada al microcrédito en el sur de Senegal

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    Mira Molina, Sara

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    La Evaluación de Impacto Social (EIS) es una herramienta metodológica que permite evaluar y gestionar los impactos o consecuencias de una acción presente o futura. En este proyecto se ha diseñado una EIS que se aplicará a la acción de la implementación de la banca móvil destinada al microcrédito en el sur de Senegal. Para ello, después de describir los antecedentes de esta acción en Gambia y de explicar las diferentes posturas existentes sobre el microcrédito, se ha realizado un marco metodol...

  9. 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.

  10. y Banca Central

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    Ángel García Banchs

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Las teorías monetarias modernas, ortodoxas y heterodoxas, han pasado por alto el hecho de que posterior a la Segunda Guerra Mundial el mundo quedó dividido entre economías emisoras y receptoras de reservas, pasando el sistema monetario internacional desde entonces a ser completamente asimétrico. De allí que, desde el punto de vista teórico, señalemos la necesidad de tomar en cuenta si las economías emiten o no una moneda de reserva internacional, pues ello explicaría la existencia de diversas prácticas monetarias a nivel mundial. Este trabajo propone, y calcula, indicadores basados en datos provenientes de los balances de activos y pasivos de quince bancos centrales pertenecientes a Norteamérica, Suramérica, Europa y Asia. Los hallazgos con respecto a las diversas estructuras de activos y pasivos confirman la hipótesis acerca de la presencia de tales asimetrías. Se infiere en consecuencia que la política monetaria es menos flexible pero más influyente en las economías receptoras de reservas, y a la vez más flexible pero menos influyente en las economías emisoras. En pocas palabras, la exogeneidad de la tasa de interés de corto plazo es más débil en el caso de las economías receptoras de reservas las cuales se ven obligadas a acumular divisas y a procurar la estabilidad del tipo de cambio, debido a que sus monedas locales no son aceptadas en el exterior. Así, aunque la oferta crediticia es endógena en esas economías, las mismas no han sido capaces de librarse aún de la necesidad de mantener reservas monetarias en divisas extranjeras

  11. Análisis estratégico de grupos de interés e imagen corporativa de las empresas privadas venezolanas

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    Graciela Perozo-de Jiménez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tuvo como propósito determinar las relación existente entre el análisis estratégico de grupos de interés y la imagen de las corporaciones privadas venezolanas. La investigación siguió la modalidad de campo tipo correlacional con un diseño no-experimental – transeccional. La población estuvo constituida por los Gerentes de Planificación e Imagen de las 10 corporaciones privadas venezolanas de mayor tamaño y cuatro expertos académicos en las áreas de Planificación e Imagen Corporativa. Como instrumentos de recolección de datos se utilizaron un cuestionario cerrado de 35 items para ser aplicado a los gerentes de las empresas y una entrevista abierta de 15 preguntas dirigida a los cuatro expertos académicos. Estos se sometieron a la validez de 10 expertos en el área de mercadeo, imagen corporativa, planificación estratégica y metodología. La confiabilidad del cuestionario fue de un coeficiente de 0,90. El estudio presenta las siguientes conclusiones en función de los resultados obtenidos en la investigación. Los procesos de formulación estratégica de las corporaciones privadas líderes venezolanas están caracterizados por el uso mayoritario de la Planificación Estratégica como herramienta para definir lineamientos estratégicos y guías para la acción en su gestión. En relación a su vinculación con el Análisis de Grupos de Interés, los procesos de Imagen Corporativa son vistos, por los expertos, como el elemento interfase entre los Grupos de Interés y la estrategia global de la corporación.

  12. 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.

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

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    Leonardo Cazorla Papis

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    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

  15. FACTORES DE RIESGO Y PROPUESTAS PARA LA REDUCCIÓN DE LA DEMANDA DE DROGAS EN ESTUDIANTES DE MEDICINA DE UNA UNIVERSIDAD VENEZOLANA

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    María Navarro de Sáez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue explorar la percepción de los factores de riesgo para el consumo de drogas y las propuestas para la reducción de la demanda de los estudiantes que se inician en la Escuela de Medicina de una universidad venezolana. Esta investigación utilizó métodos cualitativos, específicamente la técnica de grupos focales para la recolección de datos y el análisis de contenido para el procesamiento de los mismos, la muestra estuvo conformada por 120 estudiantes. Los resultados refieren la percepción del grupo estudiado sobre el cambio enfrentado por ellos y su relación con factores emocionales, sociales y del contexto como potenciales estresores psicosociales que actúan como factores de riesgo.

  16. 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.

  17. Eficiencia en costos de la banca en Colombia, 1999-2007: una aproximación no paramétrica

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    Camilo Almanza-Ramírez

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se utiliza un procedimiento en dos fases para estimar la eficiencia en costos de la banca en Colombia y explorar sus determinantes potenciales durante el período 1999- 2007. La eficiencia en costos y sus componentes se calcula en la primera fase mediante la técnica no paramétrica conocida como DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis. En la segunda fase se utiliza una regresión Tobit para examinar la influencia del entorno y de algunas características específicas de cada agente sobre la eficiencia. Los resultados DEA indican niveles de ineficiencia en costos no significativamente diferentes de los parámetros internacionales, la cual, tal como lo señala la literatura empírica, es atribuible a la ineficiencia alocativa. Los resultados econométricos indican que el nivel de eficiencia observado fue influido significativamente por la concentración del mercado, el grado de profundización financiera, la relación de intermediación y el crecimiento económico. En cuanto a las variables específicas, sólo el grado de especialización influyó significativamente en los niveles de eficiencia observados.

  18. Contabilidad de gestión ambiental en empresas constructoras. Elemento estratégico promovido por el cumplimiento de la legislación venezolana

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    Yosman Valderrama

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La contabilidad de gestión ambiental ha sido considerada como una herramienta que permite presentar información referente al impacto que genera el desarrollo de la actividad económica empresarial en el medioambiente, conjuntamente con una evaluación de los beneficios económicos y el cumplimiento de las leyes establecidas para tal fin. En este sentido, la investigación tuvo como objetivo analizar la contabilidad de gestión ambiental en las empresas constructoras, como elemento estratégico promovido por el cumplimiento de la legislación venezolana. Metodológicamente, el tipo de investigación fue descriptiva, de campo, con diseño no experimental, transeccional. La población estuvo conformada por 15 contadores públicos que laboran en las empresas constructoras inscritas en la Asociación de Comerciantes e Industriales de Valera (acoinva, en el Estado Trujillo, Venezuela. La técnica de recolección de datos fue un cuestionario constituido por respuestas tipo escala Likert, e ítems de respuestas de alternativas supuestas según la teoría. Para la validez se utilizó el juicio de cinco expertos. A modo de conclusión, las empresas cumplen con los lineamientos establecidos por la legislación venezolana y, en función de ello, realizan planificación de su gestión ambiental para aprovechar los incentivos fiscales existentes, lo que ha generado en estas empresas la necesidad de utilizar registros contables que contribuyan con la clasificación de los datos financieros generados por los programas de mantenimiento y conservación del ecosistema.

  19. A kinetic and Kinematic analysis in two assessment situation with bench press. Free Weight vs Smith Machine. Project pilot. ANÁLISIS CINÉTICO Y CINEMÁTICO DEL PRESS DE BANCA EN DOS SITUACIONES DE EVALUACIÓN: PRESS BANCA LIBRE VS PRESS BANCA MÁQUINA SMITH. PROYECTO PILOTO [A kinetic and Kinematic analysis in two assessment situation with bench press. Free Weight vs Smith Mach

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    J. M. Monje

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This pilot study examines the most relevant kinetic and kinematics variables in two bench press exercises; Smith Machine (PMS vs. free weights (PBL. Two trained subjects participated in the research following informed consent. To determine the maximum load (1-RM, two incremental protocols were used for PMS and PBL. Subject 1 (S-1 produced force values of 770N and 837N, peak force of 28ms and 12ms, in PBL and PMS respectively. Values for subject 2 (S-2 were 693N and 849N, PMF of 60ms and 66ms for PBL and PMS respectively. Detailed analyses of the following variables were performed; velocity curves for each load, the “sticking period”, the distances of grip width, and changes in bar inclination during the ascent phase of the lift were examined. The key findings of this research, and the basis for future research demonstrate that PBL is recommended as a training exercise, while more reliable information regarding force variables can be attained through using PMS in measurement sessions. Key Words: Bench Press, smith machine, free weight, strength assessment, upper limb. En este estudio piloto se analizan algunas de las variables cinéticas y cinemáticas que pueden afectar a la situación de ejecución/evaluación del Press de Banca, en máquina Smith (PMS vs con barra y discos (PBL. Dos sujetos entrenados participaron en esta investigación habiendo sido informados previamente de la finalidad de la misma. En dos momentos se llevó a cabo un protocolo incremental de cargas hasta alcanzar su máximo peso a desplazar en una repetición (1-RM, uno para el PMS y otro para el PBL. El Sujeto 1 (S-1 manifestó valores de fuerza de 770 y 837 N, en PBL y PMS, alcanzando este pico máximo de fuerza (PMF a los 28 y 12 ms, respectivamente. En el caso del Sujeto 2 (S-2, los valores de PMF fueron de 693 y 849 N, empleando un tiempo en alcanzar estos PMF fue de 60 y 66 ms, en PBL y PMS, respectivamente. Se realizó un análisis detallado de las curvas de 

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

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    Timoté Bojacá, Jennifer Andrea

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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 ...

  1. 罗马银行:中小企业国际化的领航者%Banca di Roma:a guider for the internationalization of small and medium-size companies

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    李关云

    2006-01-01

    作为意大利最大的商业银行之一,罗马银行(Banca di Roma)的身影频繁出现在意大利中小企业的国际化进程之中,作为提供信息、指引方向的领航者,帮助这些“小公司”在全球范围内经营他们的“大品牌”。

  2. Estimación de la Ley de Okun para la economía venezolana. Período 1999-2009

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    Leobaldo Enrique Molero Oliva

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La Ley de Okun es una relación estadística que plantea una correspondencia negativa entre cambios en la tasa de desempleo y cambios porcentuales en el producto real. En los últimos años el producto interno bruto real de Venezuela ha experimentado variaciones significativas, a la par que los datos revelan una disminución progresiva en la tasa de desempleo. Bajo este contexto se plantea el objetivo de este trabajo, estimar la Ley de Okun para la economía venezolana durante el período 1999-2009, con datos trimestrales, y en base a la evidencia empírica disponible. Este artículo plantea varias ecuaciones lineales para estimar los parámetros que relacionan los cambios en la tasa de desempleo ante cambios porcentuales en el producto, siguiendo la propuesta original de Arthur Okun. Las ecuaciones son estimadas por medio del método de Mínimos Cuadrados Ordinarios (MCO. Se encuentra evidencia, para el período de estudio, de una relación inversa entre ambas variables tal como lo plantea la teoría, más no obstante los coeficientes encontrados son bajos, lo que podría sugerir que la dinámica del desempleo en Venezuela se encuentra condicionada por factores adicionales a las fluctuaciones del producto

  3. Desarrollo sustentable y la investigación científica en las universidades autónomas venezolanas: retos y contradicciones

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    Raiza Yánez M.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La crisis socioambiental es actualmente uno de los temas más polémicos en el mundo, ante esta situación ha sido planteado en diferentes eventos internacionales el Desarrollo Sustentable (OS como un horizonte de posible solución. Con el objetivo de indagar la relación existente entre la investigación científica en las universidades autónomas venezolanas y el OS se realizó una investigación de carácter exploratoria-descriptiva, en la que se hizo uso intensivo y extensivo de la base de datos del Programa de Promoción al Investigador. Obteniéndose que las ciencias de la naturaleza son las de mayor representación, contradictoriamente a la ausencia de otras áreas prioritarias de conocimientos, tales como educación para la sostenibilidad, cambio climático, tecnología para la sostenibilidad, producción y consumo responsable, entre otros. Se concluye que, aún cuando se realiza investigación relacionada con el OS, es necesario fortalecer y explorar nuevas áreas relacionadas a lo social, técnico y económico, para lo cual se requiere de esfuerzos transdiciplinarios e interinstitucionales

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

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    Viktor Chagas

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    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

  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. Diseño, aplicación y evaluación de una propuesta de orientación vocacional para la Educación Media, Diversificada y Profesional Venezolana

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    Este informe expone el proceso y los resultados obtenidos en la investigación "Diseño, aplicación y evaluación de una propuesta de orientación vocacional para la Educación Media, Diversificada y Profesional venezolana". Partimos del diagnóstico de necesidades, seguidamente formulamos objetivos, diseñamos el programa, lo implementamos, evaluamos el proceso y los resultados. La propuesta consta de dos cuadernos, uno para el estudiante, otro para el docente y un taller de formación para los prof...

  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

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    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. Diseño de un modelo para el análisis de la sostenibilidad en la Cuenca Hidrográfica del río Caroní en la Guayana Venezolana

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    Paolini Ruiz, Jorge

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    En este trabajo se evalúa la sostenibilidad de la cuenca del río Caroní ubicada en la Guayana venezolana, utilizando indicadores e índices que den cuenta de la intervención causada por la minería artesanal a pequeña escala. Se han diseñado modelos estadísticos que muestran las relaciones entre las variables que evidencian el deterioro en el ambiente. Se generan escenarios en los que se cuantifica la sostenibilidad de dicha cuenca a partir de los modelos y relaciones encontradas. The sustai...

  9. Prevalencia de lesiones bucales en pacientes VIH +, relación con contaje de células CD4+ y carga viral en una población Venezolana

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    Bravo, Inés María; Correnti de Plata, María; Escalona, Laura; Perrone, Marianella; Brito, Aubert

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    Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de las lesiones bucales en un grupo de pacientes VIH+, su relación con el contaje de linfocitos CD4 y la carga viral, en una muestra de la población venezolana Materiales y métodos: En el presente estudio se evaluaron 75 pacientes adultos VIH+, provenientes del Centro para la Atención de Pacientes con Enfermedades Infectocontagiosas de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Cada uno de ellos fue examinado clínicamente para la ...

  10. Desarrollo de un modelo de aplicación de la norma UNE 166002 sobre implantación de sistemas de innovación en las PYMIS venezolanas

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    Terán Rojas, Anabel Yalile

    2009-01-01

    El ámbito de la presente tesis se centra en el desarrollo de un modelo sobre implantación de un sistema de innovación para las pequeñas y medianas industrias venezolanas, basado en la norma UNE 166002. Dicho modelo integra los principales aspectos destacados en la literatura y a su vez, la praxis de un sector industrial específico. Tal es el caso del sector metalmecánico del Estado Lara en Venezuela. Inicialmente se ha efectuado una revisión exhaustiva de la literatura sobre la innovación, as...

  11. 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.

  12. COOPERATIVAS DE CRÉDITO Y BANCA SOCIAL: VIEJAS Y NUEVAS RESPUESTAS ÉTICAS Y SOLIDARIAS A PROBLEMAS DE SIEMPRE / CREDIT COOPERATIVES AND SOCIAL BANKING: OLD AND NEW ETHICAL AND SOLIDARITY RESPONSES TO USUAL PROBLEMS

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    Amparo MELIÁN NAVARRO

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Entre el origen de las cooperativas de crédito y la nueva “banca social” median unos cien años, en los que los sistemas bancarios han sufrido una transformación extraordinaria. A pesar de sus diferencias, ambos tipos de instituciones surgieron por unos motivos semejantes: la exclusión financiera de colectivos vulnerables y la necesidad de respuestas éticas, solidarias y responsables. Esas necesidades han cobrado protagonismo con la actual crisis financiera, económica y social, en la que se aprecia un deterioro de los valores elementales y, en consecuencia, una extensión del descrédito de las entidades bancarias. En esta situación, se revaloriza el papel del crédito cooperativo y de la “banca social”, instrumentos que, por sus especiales características, se han visto menos afectadas por la pérdida de reputación y se abren paso como alternativas. / Between the credit cooperatives origin and new social banking have passed by a century, in which banking systems have going through an extraordinary change. Despite their differences, both kinds of companies come up by similar reasons: Financial exclusion of vulnerable collectives and need of ethical, responsible and solidary responses. These needs have gain prominence in the present social and financial-economic crisis, in which a basic values deterioration and accordingly a growing essential values deterioration. In this situation increase the social banking and cooperative credit role. These tools have been less affected by loos of reputation because of their especial features and breaking through as new credit ways.

  13. 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.

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

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    Eduardo Aguado-López

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    Full Text Available 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, representaba el 3.4% de la regiÛn. En 2014 tuvo 1.592 artÌculos , representaba el 1.44% de la región. Es decir, tuvo una caída del 14.27%, así como desde Redalyc (donde contaba con 875 artículos en 2005 y representaba el 5.5% de la región; en 2014 tuvo 791 artículos, representando el 3.0% de la región. La caída es del 9.6%; base de datos que permite apreciar además una alta tasa de concentración en la producción cientíca y editorial de Venezuela, así como un comportamiento endÛgeno en tÈrminos de producciÛn y colaboraciÛn.

  15. Banca y Region en Colombia

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    Juan Santiago Correa

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    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.

  16. Búsqueda de información en la Web por profesionales de salud en una universidad venezolana. Un estudio transversal

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    Espinoza, Norelkys; Rincón, Ángel G.; Chacín, Belkys

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    The increasing use of databases in all areas of knowledge has produced important changes in scientific practice. These databases allow for more efficient searches of indexed and published journal literature in all areas of specialisation. This study attempted to learn which strategies were used by faculty members of the Health Sciences Schools of the University of Los Andes in searching for scientific information. We performed a cross sectional study in which the faculty of the departments of...

  17. Aportes para la Historia de la Historiografía Médico Veterinaria Venezolana - Contribution to History of Venezuela’s Veterinary Medicine Historiography. 1934-2009

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    Trujillo Mascia, Naudy

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    Full Text Available ResumenSiguiendo el concepto de Marc Bloch de que la historia es la “ciencia de los hombres en el tiempo”, este trabajo de investigación científica de carácter exploratorio histórico documental analiza las diferentes formas de tratamiento del tema de la historia de la medicina veterinaria en Venezuela, tomando como punto de partida 1934, fecha de instauración oficial de la medicina veterinaria en estepaís. La Metodología de Trabajo estuvo basada en los criterios y postulados de la Escuela Historiográfica de los Annales de Marc Bloch, Lucian Febvre y Pierre Vilar, representada en Venezuela por la Escuela Historiográfica de Barquisimeto, fundada por Federico Brito Figueroa y liderada por Reinaldo Rojas, las cuales promueven la visión de la Historia Social y el Procedimiento Metódico de laHistoria Síntesis o Total con el uso fundamentalmente de los Métodos históricos progresivo, regresivo y comparativo y las técnicas de documentación, estadísticas, entrevistas, geohistoria e inferencia histórica. La investigación arrojó como resultado el descubrimiento de un importante número de trabajos y publicaciones que abordan la historia de la medicina veterinaria venezolana desde sus antecedentes como actividad empírica hasta su desarrollo como profesión y que tales obras han sustentado la formación de nuevos médicos veterinariosademás de que han promovido la identidad médico veterinaria nacional como forma de realzar la importancia social de la profesión y su contribución a la construcción del Estado–Nación en Venezuela.SummaryFollowing the concept of Marc Bloch that history is the "science of men in time", this historic exploratory and documentary research examines the different treatment forms of veterinary medicine history in Venezuela, taking 1934 as starting point because it’s the date of official introduction of veterinary medicine in this country. The Working Methodology was based on criteria and postulates of

  18. Beneficios operacionais e estratégicos das iniciativas de CRM na banca de retalho portuguesa: a importância da gestão de topo, das competências de conhecimento e das competências tecnológicas

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    Sousa, Jorge António Batista de

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    Mestrado em Gestão A obtenção de vantagens competitivas constitui um dos principais desafios à gestão no panorama actual. A sua procura tem levado as empresas a investir em novas tecnologias, bem como, à reconfiguração do modelo de negócio. É neste contexto que as iniciativas de CRM surgem como um dos instrumentos adoptados para responder a esta dinâmica, ainda que os resultados alcançados em inúmeros países tenham ficado abaixo do esperado. Deste modo, procura-se determinar se na banca de...

  19. dos revistas venezolanas de gerencia

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    Yosely Briceño Velazco

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    Full Text Available El editorial de revista especializada es un género académico eminentemente evaluativo (Giannoni, 2006.Quienes escriben hacen uso de este recurso para posicionarse ante su comunidad. Tomamos como basamentoel modelo de Hyland (2005 de postura y compromiso para analizar un corpus de editoriales de revistas degerencia. Los textos sumaron 8.288 palabras. Los resultados señalan variación en las expresiones de posturay de compromiso en los editoriales analizados. En una revista tienden a la intensificación (5,55 por mil palabrasy a las digresiones personales (0,60 marcas por mil palabras. En otra, a la atenuación (5,06 por mil eintensificación (11,46 por mil y a los pronombres referidos al lector (1,68 por mil. Se concluye que el modelode Hyland (2005 es útil para conocer los propósitos discursivos de los editoriales de revistas y describir sutaxonomía funcional y discursiva.

  20. Replicación viral y producción de óxido nítrico y malondialdehído en cultivos celulares y ratones tratados preventivamente con melatonina, minociclina y ácido ascórbico infectados por el virus de encefalitis equina venezolana

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    Salazar de Acosta, Jenny

    2011-01-01

    El virus de Encefalitis Equina Venezolana (EEV) ha causado extensas epidemias a lo largo de América del Sur, sobre todo en Venezuela. Afecta, con una alta morbilidad, el sistema nervioso central (SNC) en humanos y equinos. Existen sustancias antioxidantes que interactúan con los radicales libres retardando la oxidación; entre ellas se encuentran la Melatonina (MLT), la Minociclina (MIN) y el Ácido ascórbico (AA). Se plantea determinar el efecto in vitro e in vivo de la MLT, MIN y AA sobre la ...

  1. Modelo teórico de relaciones entre el sistema de gestión de la calidad y el desempeño organizacional. Efecto dinamizador de la gestión del conocimiento, la satisfacción del cliente y caso industria petrolera venezolana

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    Morris Díaz, Anne; Rodríguez Monroy, Carlos; Vizán Idoipe, Antonio; Gil Araujo, Marcelo; Martínez Soto, Moisés

    2012-01-01

    El sistema de gestión de la calidad (SGC) ha alcanzado una posición relevante sobre el desempeño organizacional (DO). Esta relación podría ser dinamizada a través de la acción coadyuvante de la gestión del conocimiento (GC) y la satisfacción del cliente interno (SCI) en la Industria Petrolera Venezolana (IPV). El presente estudio analiza la integración entre los SGC con las dimensiones establecidas en la Norma ISO 9001: 2008. Requisitos y el DO presentado por el compromiso social, cultur...

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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    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.

  4. Incoerenza temporale e indipendenza della banca centrale

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    Bruno Jossa

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available According to the author, the emphasis authors currently tend to place on the 'surprise effect' in order to argue for the independence of central banks is to a large extent unjustified. The main arguments for the independence of a cen-tral bank are others: firstly, the opinion that governments are induced to in-cur excessive expenditure due to reasons highlighted by public choice theo-rists and, secondly, the idea that inflation arises in connection with social conflict. Additionally, this study makes it clear that 'time inconsistency' theory is far from being a new way of stating old ideas.  JEL Codes: E58Keywords:

  5. 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.

  6. Evaluación de la resistencia a abolladura por cortante de vigas armadas híbridas de acero según la norma venezolana COVENIN 1618:1998

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    Chacón, R.

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    Full Text Available In this paper, an in-depth analysis of the structural response of hybrid steel plate girders subjected to shear forces is presented. The analysis is focused on the Venezuelan Code for Steel Structures COVENIN 1618:1998. The study is based upon a review of experimental tests as well as upon a numerical study carried out by the authors. Both experimental and numerical results are compared with the results provided by the aforementioned Code. Likewise, other relevant Codes such as EN1993-1-5 and AISC-AASHTO are employed for the sake of comparison. The results obtained show that the values given by COVENIN 1618:1998 concerning the shear resistance of hybrid steel plate girders are particularly conservative. A design proposal that may enhance the current COVENIN formulation in this particular topic is presented accordingly.En este estudio se presenta un análisis de la resistencia a abolladura por cortante de vigas armadas híbridas según la norma venezolana COVENIN 1618:1998. El estudio se basa en una recopilación bibliográfica de ensayos experimentales encontrados así como en una base de datos numérica creada por los autores. Se comparan los valores obtenidos tanto experimental, como numéricamente con los derivados de la formulación teórica recogida en dicha normativa. Asimismo, dentro de la comparación, se incluyen los resultados derivados de la aplicación del Eurocódigo 3(EN1993-1-5 y las normativas americanas AISC-AASHTO. Los resultados que arrojan dichas comparaciones muestran el carácter conservador de COVENIN 1618:1998 en la valoración de dicha resistencia. En base a los resultados obtenidos, se proponen expresiones de diseño que permiten incluir el diseño híbrido de vigas armadas obteniendo del mismo su máximo beneficio estructural.

  7. THE INTEGRAL LEADERSHIP AS SUSTENANCE OF THE DEMOCRATIC MANAGEMENT IN THE VENEZUELAN UNIVERSITY VILLAGES / EL LIDERAZGO INTEGRAL COMO SUSTENTO DE LA DIRECCIÓN PARTICIPATIVA EN LAS ALDEAS UNIVERSITARIAS VENEZOLANAS

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    Miriam Janett Castillo Pinto

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    Full Text Available At the present time the practice of the address of the organizations increases to superior planes the necessity to enlarge the participation of the workers in the same one, for the sake of achieving superior results; for what roads and methods should be looked for to develop it, especially the educational ones that have arisen with the authenticity of the new Venezuelan system. The emergence of the Mission Sucre in the Republic of Venezuela like genuine result of the revolutionary process that it is carried out in the country have wakened up many hopes in the society for the access to their formation like professionals, although it is a young organization that has positive results, these they could be bigger. The above-mentioned is possible to guarantee it by means of a truly genuine management, recognized by the collaborators (professors and students that participate jointly in the formative process.

  8. 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; María Echeverría-Ortega; Melissa Arria-Bohorquez; Glida Hidalgo; Carlos Albano-Ramos; Rafael Sanz; Alfonso J. Rodríguez-Morales

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    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, Dist...

  9. Zhejiang University

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    2008-01-01

    In September 1998,a new Zhejiang University was established on the basis of the amalgamation of the four former individual universities,namely Zhejiang University,Hangzhou University,Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University,which were all located in the garden city of Hangzhou.Approved by the State Council,the founding of the new Zhejiang University has been a significant move in the reform and development of China’s higher education.The four universities have grown out of the same ancestry,the Qiushi(with the literal meaning of "seeking truth" in Chinese) Academy,which was founded a century ago as one of the earliest institutions of higher learning in China.As a result,they have all inherited from it the spirit of "Qiushi" and at the same time,built up their owndistinctive features in teaching and research.

  10. Fractal universe

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    Khokhlov, D. L.

    1999-01-01

    The model of the universe is considered in which background of the universe is not defined by the matter but is a priori specified as a homogenous and isotropic flat space. The scale factor of the universe follows the linear law. The scale of mass changes proportional to the scale factor. This leads to that the universe has the fractal structure with a power index of 2.

  11. COMPETENCIA POR DEPÓSITOS EN LA BANCA COSTARRICENSE: EL CASO DE LA BANCA ESTATAL

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    Alexander Porras

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El artículo evalúa la intensidad de la competencia que enfrentan los bancos estatales en la captación de depósitos, en particular el Banco Nacional y el Banco de Costa Rica y, utiliza como metodología la determinación del valor de la elasticidad-interés por sus depósitos. La evidencia indica que los bancos estatales cuentan con un poder monopolístico en la captación de depósitos y, además, que ese poder se incrementó a partir de 1996, lo cual indica que estos bancos tienen un mercado cautivo de depósitos que es independiente de la tasa ofrecida por ellos y/o por sus competidores. Así, los bancos estatales pueden disminuir o aumentar las tasas de interés pagadas por sus depósitos y esto no tiene prácticamente ningún efecto sobre las cantidades de recursos financieros que los depositantes están dispuestos a llevarles, o, los competidores pueden elevar sus tasas muy por encima de las pagadas por estos bancos y no se producirá una reducción significativa de los depósitos de los bancos estatales.

  12. Percepciones venezolanas sobre la crisis de colombia.

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    Miriam Kornblith.

    2004-01-01

    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 iss...

  13. TELESUR y la Diplomacia Pública venezolana

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    Érico Matos

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    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.

  14. Percepciones venezolanas sobre la crisis de colombia.

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    Miriam Kornblith.

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    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.

  15. Nuevas características del trabajador bancario venezolano

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    María Candelaria González

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del siguiente artículo es identificar las características de las relaciones laborales de la banca universal venezolana, después del proceso de fusiones de 1994. La metodología utilizada fue una revisión bibliográfica y hemerográfica para analizar la evolución de las fusiones en el sistema financiero venezolano y la estructura que posee el mismo hasta el 2006 y las incidencias a nivel internacional del proceso de fusiones y posteriormente se realizó un trabajo de campo en Banesco Banco Universal seleccionando una muestra de 9 empleados. Los resultados obtenidos evidencian que existen cambios de tipo numérica, salarial, funcional, cualitativa y de captación y reclutamiento del personal. Se recomienda en futuras investigaciones comparar el punto de vista de los empleados con el de la gerencia y con el sindicato; para realizar de esta manera una triada de opiniones para contrastar y verificar la información suministrada por los diferentes actores.

  16. 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......, dissimilar, and sometimes conflicting dimensions of the financial, legal, organisational, staffing, and academic autonomy of the host country, are compromising key aspects of their own autonomy and core mission?...

  17. Sustainable Universities

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    Grindsted, Thomas Skou

    2011-01-01

    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......, 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......, it is well known that signing a declaration does not necessarily lead to implementation. This is due to the lack of incentive structures. The article examines the discursive interaction between university and intergovernmental declarations that form the basis for the design of sustainable universities...

  18. Universe symmetries

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    The sky uniformity can be noticed in studying the repartition of objects far enough. The sky isotropy description uses space rotations. The group theory elements will allow to give a meaning at the same time precise and general to the word a ''symmetry''. Universe models are reviewed, which must have both of the following qualities: - conformity with the physic known laws; - rigorous symmetry following one of the permitted groups. Each of the models foresees that universe evolution obeys an evolution equation. Expansion and big-bang theory are recalled. Is universe an open or closed space. Universe is also electrically neutral. That leads to a work hypothesis: the existing matter is not given data of universe but it appeared by evolution from nothing. Problem of matter and antimatter is then raised up together with its place in universe

  19. Stanford University

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    2007-01-01

    The Leland Stanford Junior University,commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford),is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San Joséin an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County.Situated adjacent to the city of Palo Alto,California,Stanford lies at the heart of the Silicon Valley,both geographically and historically.

  20. 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

    2015-10-01

    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

  1. Harvard University

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    2007-01-01

    Harvard University, which celebrated its 370th anniversary in 2006, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Founded 16 years after the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, the University has grown from nine students with a

  2. Innovative Universities.

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    Barsi, Louis M.; Kaebnick, Gweneth W.

    1989-01-01

    The phenomenon of innovation within the university is examined, noting the possibility of innovation as a key to college vitality. A study was conducted using a group of institutions that demonstrated recent innovative spirit. Members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), each has been recognized in an annual…

  3. Our Universe

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    Stern, Alan

    2001-03-01

    The Universe in which we live is unimaginably vast and ancient, with countless star systems, galaxies, and extraordinary phenomena such as black holes, dark matter, and gamma ray bursts. What phenomena remain mysteries, even to seasoned scientists? Our Universe is a fascinating collection of essays by some of the world's foremost astrophysicists. Some are theorists, some computational modelers, some observers, but all offer their insights into the most cutting-edge, difficult, and curious aspects of astrophysics. Compiled, the essays describe more than the latest techniques and findings. Each of the ten contributors offers a more personal perspective on their work, revealing what motivates them and how their careers and lives have been shaped by their desire to understand our universe. S. Alan Stern is Director of the Department of Space Studies at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He is a planetary scientist and astrophysicist with both observational and theoretical interests. Stern is an avid pilot and a principal investigator in NASA's planetary research program, and he was selected to be a NASA space shuttle mission specialist finalist. He is the author of more than 100 papers and popular articles. His most recent book is Pluto & Charon (Wiley, 1997). Contributors: Dr. John Huchra, Harvard University Dr. Esther Hu, University of Hawaii, Honolulu Dr. John Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Dr. Nick Gnedin, University of Colorado, Boulder Dr. Doug Richstone, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Dr. Bohdan Paczynski, Princeton University, NJ Dr. Megan Donahue, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD Dr. Jerry Ostriker, Princeton University, New Jersey G. Bothun, University of Oregon, Eugene

  4. The universe

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    Osborne, Richard

    2012-01-01

    Where did the Universe come from? The single biggest and most difficult question that there is. From early religions through Greek Philosophy and Western Science man has attempted to discover the meaning of our place in the Universe. In the last twenty years these debates have been cast in a new light by amazing discoveries, big bang theory and ideas about new sub-atomic layers. The nature of Time and Space are truly up for grabs. With a witty and accessible style Osborne leads us on a historical and informative journey through the philosophies of the universe including the importance

  5. Universal Truths.

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    Horgan, John

    1990-01-01

    Described is a symposium of Nobel laureates held in the summer of 1990 to discuss cosmology. Different views on the structure and evolution of the universe are presented. Evidence for different theories of cosmology is discussed. (CW)

  6. 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...

  7. Undulant Universe

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    Barenboim, Gabriela; /Valencia U.; Mena, Olga; Quigg, Chris; /Fermilab

    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.

  8. PEKING UNIVERSITY

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    2011-01-01

    Type of Company: Government institution. New Preparartions and Late-Model Drug Delivery System Technical Plaform of Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a national technical plaform for developing new and important drugs. The person in charge for the platform is a pharmaceutical science professor of Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The plaform selects the following as the main research areas: late-model carrier drug delivery system, biotechnological drug delivery system,

  9. Expanding Universe

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    A universe that expands with time. Although the possibility had been raised earlier through theoretical work carried out by Willem de Sitter (1872-1934), Aleksandr Friedmann (1888-1925), and the Abbé Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), that our universe is expanding was first demonstrated observationally in 1929 by Edwin P Hubble (1889-1953), through his measurements of the redshifts in the spectra of ...

  10. Columbia University

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    2007-01-01

    A private university in New York City and a traditional member of the Ivy League,Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King’s College by royal charter of King George II of England.It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. At the time all constituencies of the college agreed to commit themselves to principles of religious liberty in establishing the policies of the College.

  11. ~PEKING UNIVERSITY

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    2011-01-01

    Type of Company: Government institution. New Preparartions and Late-Model Drug Delivery System Technical Plaform of Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a national technical plaform for developing new and important drugs. The person in charge for the platform is a pharmaceutical science professor of Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The plaform selects the following as the main research areas: late-model carrier drug delivery system, biotechnological drug delivery system, mucous and transdermal drug delivery system, oral controlled-release drug delivery system, and four corresponding research teams are set up to study in depth the main problems and key issues.

  12. Functional profile determination "trained" and "untrained" by the speed of the bar on the bench press DETERMINACIÓN DEL PERFIL FUNCIONAL “ENTRENADOS” Y “NO ENTRENADOS” SEGÚN LA VELOCIDAD DE LA BARRA EN EL PRESS DE BANCA [Functional profile determination "trained" and "untrained" by the speed of the bar on the bench press

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    I. J. Chirosa

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available A descriptive study was designed to explore differences in strength, power and velocity in an incremental load protocol in bench press (PB, to obtain an indicator to catalogue a subject as “trained“ or “untrained” in the PB exercise.. Thirty male subjects consisted two groups, “trained group”, consisted of the participants whose one repetition maximum (1RM exceeded his body weight (BW and “untrained group” consisted of participants whose 1RM was less than their BW. The value of 1RM was 82.33 ± 11.09 kg and 59.67 ± 5.16 kg, in the trained and untrained groups, respectively. The indicator of the level of strength (kg 1RM / kg BW in the trained group was greater than 1, and lower in the untrained group. The average strength showed significant differences (p BW, while when this ratio is less than 1 (1RMKeywords: 1RM, Evaluation of the strength, functional profile, manifestations of strength.Un estudio descriptivo fue diseñado para explorar diferencias en fuerza, potencia y velocidad, en un protocolo incremental de cargas en press de banca (PB, de esta forma se pretendió obtener un indicador para catalogar el perfil de un sujeto como “entrenado” y “no entrenado” en el ejercicio del PB. Treinta participantes varones conformaron los grupos; “grupo entrenados” conformado por los participantes con una repetición máxima (1RM superior a su peso corporal (BW y “grupo no entrenados” conformado por los participantes con 1RM menor a su BW. El valor de 1RM fue 82.33 ± 11.09 kg y 59.67 ± 5.16  kg, en el grupo entrenados y no entrenados respectivamente. El indicador del nivel de fuerza (kg 1RM / kg BW en el grupo entrenados fue superior a 1 e inferior en el grupo no entrenados. La fuerza media mostró diferencias significativas (p BW, cuando esta relación es inferior a 1 (1RMPalabras clave: 1RM, evaluación de la fuerza, perfil funcional, manifestaciones de fuerza.

  13. Princeton University

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    2007-01-01

    Recognized globally for academic excellence, Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning. Princeton provides an academic and social setting where students quickly can become active members of the campus community. From the first day of class to Commencement, the opportunities for personal growth are countless.

  14. Sustainable Universities

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    Grindsted, Thomas Skou

    2011-01-01

    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 tu...

  15. Stationary Universe

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    Shimon, Meir

    2014-01-01

    In cosmological models postulated on the premise of energy-momentum conservation and possibly time-varying global dimensionless quantities, the universe evolves dynamically. The shining example is the standard cosmological model, whose viability rests on a self-consistent retrodiction of several key observational properties, such as the Planckian character of the CMB, early universe nucleosynthesis, etc. In spite of the impressive success of the standard model, key puzzles -- such as the horizon, flatness, and topological defect `problems' -- necessitate the invocation of a brief period of exponential expansion which is presumed to be triggered by a (GUT?) phase transition. Even so, other puzzling features of the standard model remain; chief among these are the nature of dark energy (and its surprisingly low energy density) and of dark matter, and their comparable energy densities at the present epoch. Motivated by the need to resolve these issues, we reformulate general relativity as a conformally invariant ...

  16. Expanding Universe

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    2011-02-01

    Preface; Part I. The de Sitter Universe: 1. Synthetic construction; 2. The reduced model: geodesics; 3. The elliptic interpretation; 4. The static frame; 5. The determination of parallaxes; 6. The Lemaître-Robertson frame; Part II. The Theory of Geodesics: 7. On null geodesics; i. Determination of the parameter for null lines in special cases; ii. Frequency shift; 8. Free particles and light rays in general expanding spaces, flat or hyperspherical; i. Flat spaces; ii. Spherical spaces; iii. The red shift for spherical spaces; Part III. Waves in General Riemannian Space-Time: 9. The nature of our approximation; 10. The Hamilton-Jacobi theory in a gravitational field; 11. Procuring approximate solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation from wave theory; Part IV. Waves in an Expanding Universe: 12. General considerations; 13. Proper vibrations and wave parcels; Bibliography.

  17. University writing

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    Miguel Zabalza Beraza

    2013-01-01

    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.

  18. University physics

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    Arfken, George

    1984-01-01

    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

  19. Human universe

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    Cox, Brian

    2014-01-01

    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. Yale University

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    2007-01-01

    Being one of the world's great universities, Yale enrolls no less than 11,000 students from more than one hundred countries. And the 3,200-member faculty is a richly diverse group of men and women who are leaders in their respective fields. The 260 buildings in Yale include contributions from distinguished architects of every period in its history. The central campus of Yale now covers 310 acres (125 hectares) stretching from the School of Nursing in downtown New Haven to tree-shaded residential neighbor...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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

  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 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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

    2011-01-01

    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.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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...

  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 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...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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...

  12. Geneva University

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    2009-01-01

    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

  13. SERVICE QUALITY: A CASE STUDY OF BANCA ROMANEASCA

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    2013-01-01

    Scope of the study: The study would try to throw some insights into the existing services provided by the banks and the gap between the customer expectations, perceptions and the actual state of performance. The results of the study would be able to recognize the lacunae in the system and thus provide key areas where improvement is required for better performance and success ratio. Research Objectives: -To find out the level of expectation and the level of perception of the customers from the...

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

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    D. MASCIANDARO

    2013-10-01

    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: E58Keywords: Central bank independence, banking system, monetary stability

  15. La banca dei dati Catastali: considerazioni sul rifacimento totale

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    Attilio Selvini

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available L’aggiornamento del sistema Catastale italiano, nei suoi diversi aspetti relativi alla cartografia geometrica, relazionata al registro delle proprietà immobiliarie dei tributi connessi, continua ad essere un tema appassionante su cui gli esperti del settore continuano a cimentarsi da molti anni.The Cadastral Database: considerations for acomplete revisionThe update of the Italian Cadastral system, in its various as-pects related to the geometric mapping,  the register of real estate and related taxation, continues to be an exciting topic on which industry experts discuss since many years.

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

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    D. MASCIANDARO

    1993-12-01

    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.

  17. A University in Paradise: Zhejiang University

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    2004-01-01

    Founded in 1897 and one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in China, Zhejiang University has the reputation as “Cambridge of the East.” It has always been one of the top universities in China, in terms of its comprehensive academic strength in teaching, research and facilities. In September of 1998, a new Zhejiang University was established on the basis of amalgamation of the four former individual universities,Zhejiang University,, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University, all located in the garden city of Hangzhou. Endowed with a pleasant climate, picturesque surroundings and a favorable academic atmosphere, Zhejiang University is an ideal place for teaching, research and learning.

  18. On Universal Quantum Dimensions

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    Mkrtchyan, R L

    2016-01-01

    We derive universal expressions for quantum dimensions (universal characters) of some series of irreps of simple Lie algebras. This allows us to check Deligne's hypothesis on universal quantum dimensions for symmetric cube of adjoint representation.

  19. 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

  20. Motivating University Researchers

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    Hendriks, Paul; Sousa, Celio

    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 to have made university research less of a…

  1. The University of Cambridge

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    郭大任

    2007-01-01

    The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209,just a few decades after Oxford University,making it the second oldest university in the English-speaking world.Like“the other place”, the university is made up of 31 colleges and more than 100 departments,catering for around 15,500 students.Cambridge has a worldwide reputation for outstanding

  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. Caracterización florística de ambientes de la cuenca baja del Río Cucurital, afluente del Río Caroní, Estado Bolívar, Guayana Venezolana Floristic charaterization of enviroments of the lower Cucurital river basin, affluent of Caroní river, Bolívar State, Venezuelan Guayana

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    Leyda Rodríguez

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Como una contribución al conocimiento florístico de la cuenca del Río Caroní se realizaron colecciones botánicas en varios ambientes de la cuenca baja del Río Cucurital, que incluyen formaciones boscosas, tanto en penillanura como ribereñas, morichales, sabanas, arbustales y ambientes perturbados; en los bosques se hicieron colecciones en parcelas de 0,1 ha y fuera de ellas. De manera general, las familias con mayor cantidad de especies fueron Melastomataceae (46, Rubiaceae (33, Euphorbiaceae (23, Cyperaceae (19, Myrtaceae (18, Fabaceae (18, Clusiaceae (15, Arecaceae (15, Caesalpiniaceae (14, Chrysobalanaceae (14, Lauraceae (14, Poaceae (13 y Burseraceae (12, siendo las más representativas de la cuenca baja. Los géneros con mayor cantidad de especies fueron Miconia (17, Psychotria (13, Ocotea (10, Myrcia (8, Protium (7, Licania (7 y Rhynchospora (7. Melastomataceae y Rubiaceae predominaron en todos los ambientes con excepción de la sabana; Lauraceae, Burseraceae, Arecaceae, Chrysobalanaceae y Euphorbiaceae fueron las de mayor importancia en los bosques, y Myrtaceae y Cyperaceae en los bosques ribereños, esta última junto con las Poaceae predominaron en morichal y sabana. Se encontraron 19 especies restringidas a la Guayana venezolana, de las cuales 12 se conocen sólo del estado Bolívar, evidenciando que las condiciones ecológicas, topográficas y edáficas determinan la presencia de elementos florísticos particulares. Las actividades humanas son escasas, lo que se ha reflejado en poca alteración de las comunidades vegetales y en el mantenimiento del carácter prístino de los ambientes. Los escasos ambientes intervenidos han sido colonizados por especies herbáceas y arbustivas típicas de la región.As a contribution to the floristic knowledge of the Caroní river basin, botanical collections were made in several environments of the lower Cucurital river basin, including forests, riverine forests, palm swamp forests (morichal

  4. 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.

  5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND UNIVERSITIES

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    Papin-Ramcharan, Jennifer

    2005-01-01

    Universities and other institutions of higher learning like the University of the West Indies (UWI), are in the business of creating intellectual property. This article describes the importance of intellectual property protection particularly for developing countries. It also gives the experience of The St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies with intellectual property protection.

  6. Entropy of the Universe

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    Berman, Marcelo Samuel

    2009-01-01

    After a discussion on several limiting cases where General Relativity turns into less sophisticated theories, we find that in the correct thermodynamical and cosmological weak field limit of Einstein's field equations the entropy of the Universe is R^(3/2) -- dependent, where R stands for the radius of the causally related Universe. Thus, entropy grows in the Universe, contrary to Standard Cosmology prediction.

  7. Our Listless Universities.

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    Bloom, Allan

    1983-01-01

    Students in the best universities do not believe in anything, and those universities are doing nothing about it. The great questions--God, freedom, and immortality--hardly touch the young. The universities have no vision, no view of what a human being must know in order to be considered educated. (MLW)

  8. 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

  9. The University Culture

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    Simplicio, Joseph

    2012-01-01

    In this article the author discusses the role university culture can play on a campus and how it can impact policy and practice. The article explores how a university's history, values, and vision form its culture and how this culture in turn affects its stability and continuity. The article discusses how newcomers within the university are…

  10. 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...

  11. University of Petroleum, China

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    1996-01-01

    @@ The University of Petroleum, China, sponsored and supervised by China National Petroleum Corporation,isone of the State key universities,The university provides mainly engineering programs,but also includes programs in science and management.Both soft and hard sciences are taught here.

  12. The Australian National University

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    2007-01-01

    The Australian National University was established by Federal Parliament in 1946 with a mission to bring credit to the nation and to be one of the world’s great universities.It was the country’s only full-time research university at the time,and had no undergraduate teaching responsibilities.

  13. John Carroll University

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    Dean, Kathleen Lis; Rombalski, Patrick; O'Dell, Kyle

    2009-01-01

    John Carroll University (JCU) is a Jesuit Catholic institution located in University Heights, approximately 10 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1888, the university has a population of 3,400 undergraduates and 800 graduate students. The Division of Student Affairs at JCU comprises 11 units. The mission of the division is the same as that…

  14. Some Considerations on Universality

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    Manfred Kudlek

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper puts into discussion the concept of universality, in particular for structures not of the power of Turing computability. The question arises if for such structures a universal structure of the same kind exists or not. For that the construction of universal Turing machines and those with some constraints are presented in some detail.

  15. 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…

  16. Alfabetización informacional en las bibliotecas universitarias venezolanas

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    Alejandro Uribe

    2012-01-01

    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 formació...

  17. El último intento golpista en la coyuntura venezolana

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    María Luisa RAMOS

    1993-01-01

    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...

  18. Does University Research Improve University Teaching?

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    2008-01-01

    The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) generated a natural experiment in which UK universities strove to achieve the best results they could for their research and teaching. A review of the two exercises and a discussion of the relationship between university teaching and research appear in James (2005). This paper presents an analysis of the results for departments in Management and Economics.

  19. 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

  20. The universe a biography

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    Gribbin, John

    2008-01-01

    The Universe: A Biography makes cosmology accessible to everyone. John Gribbin navigates the latest frontiers of scientific discovery to tell us what we really know about the history of the universe. Along the way, he describes how the universe began; what the early universe looked like; how its structure developed; and what emerged to hold it all together. He describes where the elements came from; how stars and galaxies formed; and the story of how life emerged. He even looks to the future: is the history of the universe going to end with a Big Crunch or a Big Rip.

  1. 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.

  2. Selling University Reform: The University of Melbourne and the Press

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    Potts, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    Since the advent of the "Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings" and the "Academic Rankings of World Universities" by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, some Australian universities have become especially concerned with being ranked among the 100 leading universities. The University of Melbourne, Australia's second oldest…

  3. Rectors of European universities

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    Maximilien Brice

    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.

  4. On universal knot polynomials

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    Mironov, A; Morozov, A

    2015-01-01

    We present a universal knot polynomials for 2- and 3-strand torus knots in adjoint representation, by universalization of appropriate Rosso-Jones formula. According to universality, these polynomials coincide with adjoined colored HOMFLY and Kauffman polynomials at SL and SO/Sp lines on Vogel's plane, and give their exceptional group's counterparts on exceptional line. We demonstrate that [m,n]=[n,m] topological invariance, when applicable, take place on the entire Vogel's plane. We also suggest the universal form of invariant of figure eight knot in adjoint representation, and suggest existence of such universalization for any knot in adjoint and its descendant representation. Properties of universal polynomials and applications of these results are discussed.

  5. Universal scalings of universal scaling exponents

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    Llave, Rafael de la [Department of Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Olvera, Arturo [IIMAS-UNAM, FENOMEC, Apdo. Postal 20-726, Mexico DF 01000 (Mexico); Petrov, Nikola P [Department of Mathematics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 (United States)

    2007-06-08

    In the last decades, renormalization group (RG) ideas have been applied to describe universal properties of different routes to chaos (quasi-periodic, period doubling or tripling, Siegel disc boundaries, etc). Each of the RG theories leads to universal scaling exponents which are related to the action of certain RG operators. The goal of this announcement is to show that there is a principle that organizes many of these scaling exponents. We give numerical evidence that the exponents of different routes to chaos satisfy approximately some arithmetic relations. These relations are determined by combinatorial properties of the route and become exact in an appropriate limit. (fast track communication)

  6. Relativistic Viscous Universe Models

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    Brevik, Iver; Grøn, Øyvind

    2014-01-01

    The research on relativistic universe models with viscous fluids is reviewed. Viscosity may have been of significance during the early inflationary era, and may also be of importance for the late time evolution of the Universe. Bulk viscosity and shear viscosity cause exponential decay of anisotropy, while nonlinear viscosity causes power-law decay of anisotropy. We consider also the influence from turbulence, in connection with future singularities of the universe (Big Rip and Little Rip). F...

  7. Universities as Development Hubs

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

    2005-01-01

    Capacity-building in environment and development has been implemented and tested over the last decade through university and university consortia networking. Universities from Africa (Botswana and South Africa), Asia (Malaysia and Thailand), Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua)...... technology (ICT); as providers of competent and motivated graduates to fill key positions in society; and as indispensable partners in creating the innovative and auto-learning society necessary to curb poverty and facilitate prosperity....

  8. Research Universities: American Exceptionalism?

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    Henry Rosovsky

    2014-01-01

    Henry Rosovsky - Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University (1973-1984), Acting President of Harvard University (1984-1887).At the top of the higher education pyramid in the United States we find the public and private research universities with their special role of creating and maintaining knowledge, training graduate students in arts and sciences and professional schools, and offering a liberal education to undergraduates. There are about...

  9. Thermodynamics and emergent universe

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    Ghosh, Saumya

    2016-01-01

    We show that in the isentropic scenario the first order thermodynamical particle creation model gives an emergent universe solution even when the chemical potential is non-zero. However there exists no emergent universe scenario in the second order non-equilibrium theory for the particle creation model. We then point out a correspondence between the particle creation model with barotropic equation of state and the equation of state giving rise to an emergent universe without particle creation in spatially flat FRW cosmology.

  10. 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...

  11. Dropout Phenomena at Universities

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    Larsen, Michael Søgaard; Kornbeck, Kasper Pihl; Kristensen, Rune;

    Dropout from university studies comprises a number of complex phenomena with serious complex consequences and profound political attention. Further analysis of the field is, therefore, warranted. Such an analysis is offered here as a systematic review which gives answers based on the best possible...... evidence found in the research field comprised by the three review questions to be addressed. The aims of this systematic review can, thus, be summarized like this: Which answers can be offered from research in relation to the following questions: What is dropout from university studies? Why do such...... dropout phenomena occur at universities? What can be done by the universities to prevent or reduce such dropout phenomena?...

  12. Mathematics at University

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    Winsløw, Carl

    2015-01-01

    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......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...

  13. 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......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 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....

  14. University to launch Kids' Tech University

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    Bland, Susan

    2008-01-01

    A pioneering educational program designed to excite children about science and provide them with a real university experience will be offered for this first time in the United States thanks to the efforts of a team at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

  15. The rotating universe

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    Demidchenko V. V.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The subject matter of the article is a standard cosmological model of the Universe. Contemporary opinion regarding origin, structure, and evolution of the Universe is of great interest. The answer to the question of the Universe origin is given by the Big Bang Theory. Is it possible to be sure in this theory correctness, which persuading of the Universe origination from the singularity fluctuation, when the World had appeared from nowhere, that is from abstract nothingness, further accelerated expansion of the Universe following the Big Bang, and its development up to present with inexplicable source of energy for that. However, in the extreme end of the meta-universe the speed of stellar formations runaway is about the light velocity. Further, there is a new problem, the finiteness of the Universe. There are two counter-opinions, if the expanding Universe is finite or infinite. A very important question arises here, the question regarding isolatedness of the Universe as a system. The problem of the Universe heat death (when the matter will stop its movement is closely connected with it. For this reason it is the time to discuss the Universe entropy. There is a short description of notions and problems with reference to this branch of knowledge, as well as of Doppler and Ritz effects alongside with Habble Law. The authors’ detailed interpretation of an entropy is also suggested. The analysis of the existing model is followed by the idea of the authors about the Universe organization. The style of the article is popular-science. In the first part of the article the existing concept of the Expanding Universe Theory and the dynamical Friedmann-Lemaitre models are described; it deals with the existing concept of the Big Bang Theory as well as the dark energy and the dark matter notions. In the second part the author gives detailed interpretation of an entropy. In the last part the problem of theoretical basis and fact nonconformity within the

  16. 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

  17. 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" (Vaughan C. Judd); (3)…

  18. The University of Oxford

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    郭大任

    2007-01-01

    The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford was a leading center of learning throughout the Middle Ages. It has maintained an outstanding reputation, especially in the classics, theology, and political science.

  19. 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.

  20. 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…

  1. Dynamics of Anisotropic Universes

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    Pérez, J

    2006-01-01

    We present a general study of the dynamical properties of Anisotropic Bianchi Universes in the context of Einstein General Relativity. Integrability results using Kovalevskaya exponents are reported and connected to general knowledge about Bianchi dynamics. Finally, dynamics toward singularity in Bianchi type VIII and IX universes are showed to be equivalent in some precise sence.

  2. Family Bonding with Universities

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    Meer, Jonathan; Rosen, Harvey S.

    2010-01-01

    One justification offered for legacy admissions policies at universities is that that they bind entire families to the university. Proponents maintain that these policies have a number of benefits, including increased donations from members of these families. We use a rich set of data from an anonymous selective research institution to investigate…

  3. The early universe

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    The hot big-bang cosmology is based upon the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) solution of general relativity. It is remarkably successful model, providing a reliable and tested accounting of the history of the universe form about 10-2 sec after the bang until today, some 15 Gyr later. It is so successful that it is known as the standard model of cosmology. It accommodates-and in some instances explains-most of the salient features of the observed universe, including the Hubble expansion, the 2.74 K cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR), the abundance of the light elements and the existence of structures like galaxies, clusters of galaxies, etc. So now we are able to ask a new set of even more profound questions about the universe. These questions include: What is the origin of the baryon number of the universe? What is the origin of the primeval inhomogeneities that gave rise to the structure we see today? Why is the part of the universe we can see (our present Hubble volume) so isotropic and homogeneous - as evidenced by the uniformity of the CMBR temperature - and spatially flat? What is the structure of the universe beyond our Hubble volume? What is the nature of the ubiquitous dark matter? and so on. The contributed papers to this session included two early universe topics of interest, inflation and cosmological phase transitions. These, and other early universe topics are discussed. (author)

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Slippery Rock University

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    Arnhold, Robert W.

    2008-01-01

    Slippery Rock University (SRU), located in western Pennsylvania, is one of 14 state-owned institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania. The university has a rich tradition of providing professional preparation programs in special education, therapeutic recreation, physical education, and physical therapy for individuals with disabilities.…

  7. TEACHERS OF TIBET UNIVERSITY

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    Tibet University isgaining fame in andoutside China as itsgraduates are playingan increasingly impor-tant role in variousfronts of work.Whileenjoying the fruits,onewill never forget thosewho have grown thefruit trees.In the caseof the university,"thosewho grow the fruittrees" are its teachers.

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. Universities Scale Like Cities

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    van Raan, Anthony F J

    2012-01-01

    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 ...

  11. The entangled accelerating universe

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    González-Díaz, Pedro F

    2009-01-01

    Using the known result that the nucleation of baby universes in correlated pairs is equivalent to spacetime squeezing, we show in this letter that there exists a T-duality symmetry between two-dimensional warp drives, which are physically expressible as localized de Sitter little universes, and two dimensional Tolman-Hawking and Gidding-Strominger baby universes respectively correlated in pairs, so that the creation of warp drives is also equivalent to spacetime squeezing. Perhaps more importantly, it has been also seen that the nucleation of warp drives entails a violation of the Bell's inequalities, and hence the phenomena of quantum entanglement, complementarity and wave function collapse. These results are generalized to the case of any dynamically accelerating universe filled with dark or phantom energy whose creation is also physically equivalent to spacetime squeezing and to the violation of the Bell's inequalities, so that the universe we are living in should be governed by essential sharp quantum the...

  12. Structure of the Universe

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    Haubold, H. J.; Mathai, A.M.

    1996-01-01

    An introductory account is given of the understanding of the structure of the universe. At present the most plausible theory of the origin of the universe is that it formed from the explosion of an extremely hot and dense fireball several billion years ago. During the first few seconds after the big bang, the energy density was so great that only fundamental particles (leptons, quarks, gauge bosons) existed. As the universe cooled and expanded after the big bang, nuclei and atoms formed and c...

  13. The wraparound universe

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    Luminet, Jean-Pierre

    2008-01-01

    What shape is the universe? Is it curved and closed in on itself? Is it expanding? Where is it headed? Could space be wrapped around itself, such that it produces ghost images of faraway galaxies? Such are the questions posed by Jean-Pierre Luminet in The Wraparound Universe, which he then addresses in clear and accessible language. An expert in black holes and the big bang, he leads us on a voyage through the surprising byways of space-time, where possible topologies of the universe, explorations of the infinite, and cosmic mirages combine their mysterious traits and unlock the imagination. T

  14. Universe of Particles

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    2010-01-01

    The entire Universe is made up of particles. But where do they come from? What is the origin of the laws of nature? The permanent exhibition "Universe of Particles", installed on the ground floor of the Globe of Science and Innovation, invites you to discover CERN by taking you on a journey all the way back to the Big Bang. It will help you answer questions such as: What's the purpose of this research? How do you accelerate particles? How do you detect them? What are today's theories on matter and the Universe? How does this affect our daily life?

  15. Type II universal spacetimes

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    Hervik, S.; Málek, T.; Pravda, V.; Pravdová, A.

    2015-12-01

    We study type II universal metrics of the Lorentzian signature. These metrics simultaneously solve vacuum field equations of all theories of gravitation with the Lagrangian being a polynomial curvature invariant constructed from the metric, the Riemann tensor and its covariant derivatives of an arbitrary order. We provide examples of type II universal metrics for all composite number dimensions. On the other hand, we have no examples for prime number dimensions and we prove the non-existence of type II universal spacetimes in five dimensions. We also present type II vacuum solutions of selected classes of gravitational theories, such as Lovelock, quadratic and L({{Riemann}}) gravities.

  16. Entropic accelerating universe

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    Easson, Damien A., E-mail: easson@asu.ed [Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan); Department of Physics and School of Earth and Space Exploration and Beyond Center, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ 85287-1504 (United States); Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030 (United States); Frampton, Paul H., E-mail: frampton@physics.unc.ed [Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (United States); Smoot, George F., E-mail: gfsmoot@lbl.go [Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Physics Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Institute for the Early Universe, Ewha Womans University and Advanced Academy, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Chaire Blaise Pascale, Universite Paris Denis Diderot, Paris (France)

    2011-01-31

    To accommodate the observed accelerated expansion of the universe, one popular idea is to invoke a driving term in the Friedmann-Lemaitre equation of dark energy which must then comprise 70% of the present cosmological energy density. We propose an alternative interpretation which takes into account the entropy and temperature intrinsic to the horizon of the universe due to the information holographically stored there. Dark energy is thereby obviated and the acceleration is due to an entropic force naturally arising from the information storage on the horizon surface screen. We consider an additional quantitative approach inspired by surface terms in general relativity and show that this leads to the entropic accelerating universe.

  17. Cyberplagiarism in University Regulations

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    Santiago Cavanillas

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The article examines the legal framework for plagiarism, and its twofold nature of illicit appropriation (from the author of the plagiarized work and fraud (with regard to the target audience of the plagiarism. Based on these premises, academic cyberplagiarism is analysed as a form of plagiarism carried out using electronic tools in the university setting. The question of responsibility (who can regulate the legal consequences of plagiarism? before and after the Ley Orgánica de Universidades (organic law on universities, LOU is studied, as is the disciplinary handling of cyberplagiarism with the limited regulations currently in place at universities.

  18. 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-electron......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...... examples of state-of-the-art curricula from major European universities are described. The possibilities for sharing of teaching material through the web via the EC-sponsored EuroTraining program is described....

  19. Galaxies & the universe

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    Homer, Charlene

    2007-01-01

    Get the big picture about Galaxies and our Universe. From the smallest particles of matter to the biggest star system, our universe is made up of all things that exist in space. Our resource takes you through the Milky Way Galaxy, Black Holes and Gravity, then on to Nebulae, Sources of Light and the Speed of Light, and finally to Quasars, the most distant objects in the universe. Written using simplified language and vocabulary, our resource presents science concepts in a way that makes them accessible to students and easier to understand. Comprised of reading passages, student activities for

  20. University/industry research

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    Bell, Peter M.

    The problems encountered in mixing industrial and university research goals can be major, but so can the benefits. The National Science Board (NSB) recently released a report on “University-Industry Research Relationships: Selected Studies” (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1983). It is an analysis of the much-discussed new trend toward increased industrial funding of university research projects.University laboratories cannot generally solve industry's R&D problems. Success for the corporation in sponsoring academic research is realized in the value of cooperative research programs as training exercises for future industrial scientists. An occasional patent arising from such a project is considered an added benefit, not a primary goal.

  1. 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...

  2. Universality in string interactions

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    Huang, Yu-tin; Wen, Congkao

    2016-01-01

    In this letter, we provide evidence for universality in the low-energy expansion of tree-level string interactions. More precisely, in the alpha'-expansion of tree-level scattering amplitudes, we conjecture that the leading transcendental coefficient at each order in alpha' is universal for all perturbative string theories. We have checked this universality up to seven points and trace its origin to the ability to restructure the disk integrals of open bosonic string into those of the superstring. The accompanying kinematic functions have the same low-energy limit and do not introduce any transcendental numbers in their alpha'-corrections. Universality in the closed-string sector then follows from the KLT-relations.

  3. 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.

  4. Institutional Strategies: Duke University.

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    Franklin, Phyllis

    1982-01-01

    The planning process, objectives, and procedures used by Duke's chancellor during the retrenchment process are summarized. The emphasis was placed on enhancing the university's strengths while reducing costs and on enlisting faculty support and assistance in the change process. (MSE)

  5. JOURNAL OF HOHAI UNIVERSITY

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    2012-01-01

    The Theory of Author of a Classic in the Phase of Socialism Development and Its Contemporary Situation/Yu Liangzao(Institute of Globalization and the Orient Socialism, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210098, China)

  6. RISK MANAGEMENT AT UNIVERSITY

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    H. Ivanova; Abramovich, S.

    2013-01-01

    This article observes the basic recommendations for the risk management system in higher education as an example Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. Consider the risk-management standard that based in a process approach

  7. The Ekpyrotic Universe

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    2005-01-01

    The ekpyrotic universe is a brane cosmology theory with an alternative explanation of the big bang as a collision between two hyperplanes. We first introduce the reader to brane objects in the context of string theory, and then give an introduction to the standard hot big bang model and general properties of brane cosmology models. Thereafter follows a study of the ekpyrotic universe ending with a presentation and discussion of some new numerical results.

  8. 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

  9. Quarks in the universe

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    Rafelski, Johann

    2007-01-01

    Matter in its present form was formed when our Universe emerged from the quark-gluon phase (QGP) at about 30mus into its evolution. To explore this early period in the laboratory, we study highly excited matter formed in relativistic heavy ion collision experiments: heavy nuclei crash into each other, and form compressed and energetically excited nuclear matter, resembling in its key features the stuff which filled the early Universe. In these experiments we further explore the physics of the...

  10. The Low Temperature Universe

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    Blandford, Roger; Simeon, Paul

    2009-12-01

    We are used to thinking of the universe as a hot place, full of bright stars, quasars, gamma ray bursts, and so on, emanating from a giant explosion-the Big Bang. However, the universe can also be a surprisingly cool place. It is permeated by a background radiation with a temperature close to that of liquid helium. This paper is based on a public lecture aimed at non-specialists.

  11. Einstein's static universe

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    Soares, Domingos Savio

    2012-01-01

    Einstein's static model is the first relativistic cosmological model. The model is static, finite and of spherical spatial symmetry. I use the solution of Einstein's field equations in a homogeneous and isotropic universe -- Friedmann's equation -- to calculate the radius of curvature of the model (also known as "Einstein's universe"). Furthermore, I show, using a Newtonian analogy, the model's mostly known feature, namely, its instability under small perturbations on the state of equilibrium.

  12. Determining All Universal Tilers

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    Wang, David G L

    2011-01-01

    A universal tiler is a convex polyhedron whose every cross-section tiles the plane. In this paper, we introduce a certain slight-rotating operation for cross-sections of pentahedra. Based on a selected initial cross-section and by applying the slight-rotating operation suitably, we prove that a convex polyhedron is a universal tiler if and only if it is a tetrahedron or a triangular prism.

  13. On Universal Tilers

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    Wang, David G L

    2011-01-01

    A famous problem in discrete geometry is to find all monohedral plane tilers, which is still open to the best of our knowledge. This paper concerns with one of its variants that to determine all convex polyhedra whose every cross-section tiles the plane. We call such polyhedra universal tilers. We obtain that a convex polyhedron is a universal tiler only if it is a tetrahedron or a pentahedron.

  14. 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.

  15. University contracts summary book

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    1980-08-01

    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.

  16. Thermodynamics of fractal universe

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    Sheykhi, Ahmad, E-mail: sheykhi@uk.ac.ir [Physics Department and Biruni Observatory, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha (RIAAM), P.O. Box 55134-441, Maragha (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Teimoori, Zeinab [Department of Physics, Shahid Bahonar University, P.O. Box 76175, Kerman (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Wang, Bin, E-mail: wang-b@sjtu.edu.cn [INPAC and Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China)

    2013-01-29

    We investigate the thermodynamical properties of the apparent horizon in a fractal universe. We find that one can always rewrite the Friedmann equation of the fractal universe in the form of the entropy balance relation {delta}Q=T{sub h}dS{sub h}, where {delta}Q and T{sub h} are the energy flux and Unruh temperature seen by an accelerated observer just inside the apparent horizon. We find that the entropy S{sub h} consists two terms, the first one which obeys the usual area law and the second part which is the entropy production term due to nonequilibrium thermodynamics of fractal universe. This shows that in a fractal universe, a treatment with nonequilibrium thermodynamics of spacetime may be needed. We also study the generalized second law of thermodynamics in the framework of fractal universe. When the temperature of the apparent horizon and the matter fields inside the horizon are equal, i.e. T=T{sub h}, the generalized second law of thermodynamics can be fulfilled provided the deceleration and the equation of state parameters ranges either as -1 Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To q<0, -1 Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To w<-1/3 or as q<-1, w<-1 which are consistent with recent observations. We also find that for T{sub h}=bT, with b<1, the GSL of thermodynamics can be secured in a fractal universe by suitably choosing the fractal parameter {beta}.

  17. University museums in Sri Lanka

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    Suratissa, Dissanayake M.; Nihal, Dayawansa P.

    2014-01-01

    Current status of university museums in Sri Lanka was evaluated. Results of questionnaire and interview survey revealed that the majority of universities lack museums. Two universities, including the pioneer University of Colombo, possess natural history museums administrated by curators. One of the oldest, University of Peradeniya, has a geological museum without a curator. Other universities possess a museum dedicated for Muslim culture, an art museum and an engineering museum. Poor infrast...

  18. 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.

  19. The entangled accelerating universe

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    Gonzalez-Diaz, Pedro F. [Colina de los Chopos, Instituto de Fisica Fundamental, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Estacion Ecologica de Biocosmologia, Pedro de Alvarado, 14, 06411-Medellin (Spain)], E-mail: p.gonzalezdiaz@imaff.cfmac.csic.es; Robles-Perez, Salvador [Colina de los Chopos, Instituto de Fisica Fundamental, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Estacion Ecologica de Biocosmologia, Pedro de Alvarado, 14, 06411-Medellin (Spain)

    2009-08-31

    Using the known result that the nucleation of baby universes in correlated pairs is equivalent to spacetime squeezing, we show in this Letter that there exists a T-duality symmetry between two-dimensional warp drives, which are physically expressible as localized de Sitter little universes, and two-dimensional Tolman-Hawking and Gidding-Strominger baby universes respectively correlated in pairs, so that the creation of warp drives is also equivalent to spacetime squeezing. Perhaps more importantly, it has been also seen that the nucleation of warp drives entails a violation of the Bell's inequalities, and hence the phenomena of quantum entanglement, complementarity and wave function collapse. These results are generalized to the case of any dynamically accelerating universe filled with dark or phantom energy whose creation is also physically equivalent to spacetime squeezing and to the violation of the Bell's inequalities, so that the universe we are living in should be governed by essential sharp quantum theory laws and must be a quantum entangled system.

  20. Thermodynamics of Fractal Universe

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    Sheykhi, Ahmad; Wang, Bin

    2012-01-01

    We investigate the thermodynamical properties of the apparent horizon in a fractal universe. We find that one can always rewrite the Friedmann equation of the fractal universe in the form of the entropy balance relation $ \\delta Q=TdS+Td\\tilde{S}$, where $ \\delta Q $ and $ T $ are the energy flux and Unruh temperature seen by an accelerated observer just inside the apparent horizon, and $d\\tilde{S}$ is the entropy production term due to nonequilibrium thermodynamics of fractal universe. This shows that in a fractal universe, a treatment with nonequilibrium thermodynamics of spacetime may be needed. We also study the generalized second law of thermodynamics in the framework of fractal universe. When the temperature of the apparent horizon and the matter fields inside the horizon are equal, i.e. $T=T_h$, the generalized second law of thermodynamics can be fulfilled provided the deceleration and the equation of state parameters ranges either as $-1 \\leq q < 0 $, $- 1 \\leq w < - 1/3$ or as $q<-1$, $w<...

  1. The Gravitational Universe

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    Danzmann, K

    2013-01-01

    The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of the Universe. We know the life cycles of stars, the structure of galaxies, the remnants of the big bang, and have a general understanding of how the Universe evolved. We have come remarkably far using electromagnetic radiation as our tool for observing the Universe. However, gravity is the engine behind many of the processes in the Universe, and much of its action is dark. Opening a gravitational window on the Universe will let us go further than any alternative. Gravity has its own messenger: Gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime. They travel essentially undisturbed and let us peer deep into the formation of the first seed black holes, exploring redshifts as large as z ~ 20, prior to the epoch of cosmic re-ionisation. Exquisite and unprecedented measurements of black hole masses and spins will make it possible to trace the history of black holes across all stages of galaxy evolution, and at the same time constrain any devia...

  2. Accelerating quantum universe

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    Kuzmichev, V E

    2007-01-01

    The exactly solvable quantum model of the homogeneous, isotropic and closed universe filled with a uniform scalar field and a perfect fluid which defines a reference frame is considered. The equations of the model are reduced to the form which allows a direct comparison between them and the equations of the Einstein classical theory of gravity. It is shown that matter in the universe has a component in a form of a condensate of massive zero-momentum excitation quanta of oscillations of a primordial scalar field which behaves as an antigravitating medium. The theory predicts an accelerating expansion of the universe even if the vacuum energy density vanishes. An antigravitating effect of a condensate has a purely quantum nature. It is ensured by quantum transitions between close states of the universe with different masses of a condensate. It is shown that in a state with large quantum numbers (in semi-classical approximation) the universe has to look effectively like spatially flat with a deceleration paramet...

  3. Universally Rigid Framework Attachments

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    Ratmanski, Kiril

    2010-01-01

    A framework is a graph and a map from its vertices to R^d. A framework is called universally rigid if there is no other framework with the same graph and edge lengths in R^d' for any d'. A framework attachment is a framework constructed by joining two frameworks on a subset of vertices. We consider an attachment of two universally rigid frameworks that are in general position in R^d. We show that the number of vertices in the overlap between the two frameworks must be sufficiently large in order for the attachment to remain universally rigid. Furthermore, it is shown that universal rigidity of such frameworks is preserved even after removing certain edges. Given positive semidefinite stress matrices for each of the two initial frameworks, we analytically derive the PSD stress matrices for the combined and edge-reduced frameworks. One of the benefits of the results is that they provide a general method for generating new universally rigid frameworks.

  4. The entangled accelerating universe

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    Using the known result that the nucleation of baby universes in correlated pairs is equivalent to spacetime squeezing, we show in this Letter that there exists a T-duality symmetry between two-dimensional warp drives, which are physically expressible as localized de Sitter little universes, and two-dimensional Tolman-Hawking and Gidding-Strominger baby universes respectively correlated in pairs, so that the creation of warp drives is also equivalent to spacetime squeezing. Perhaps more importantly, it has been also seen that the nucleation of warp drives entails a violation of the Bell's inequalities, and hence the phenomena of quantum entanglement, complementarity and wave function collapse. These results are generalized to the case of any dynamically accelerating universe filled with dark or phantom energy whose creation is also physically equivalent to spacetime squeezing and to the violation of the Bell's inequalities, so that the universe we are living in should be governed by essential sharp quantum theory laws and must be a quantum entangled system.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Considerations on Contemporary University

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    Teodor PĂTRĂUŢĂ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available University is the place where learning, training, culture and research are represented in the most serious reason that should be open not only to a certain age, but must provide viable alternatives for continuing education and lifelong learning for all age groups. We must have regard not only a university student, but for all those willing and capable of personal and spiritual development, without slipping, however, to the status of a "school for all. "Providing lifelong education is one of the objectives achieved so far than the Romanian higher education. In general, when talking about the University tend to relate either to the requirements of socio-economic or other levels of organization of education in order to define and clarify the changes and transformations that they know and must know their higher education. The state of the academic community need to reflect the understanding of change processes taking place in university education, new educational rationality, arising as a result of assimilation by the University of new goals and objectives.

  7. 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…

  8. University Community Partnerships

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    Jonathan G. Cooper

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available University-Community Partnerships have been recognized as a valuable contribution to both the academic community and our cities and towns. In the words of Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Design secretary, “The long-term futures of both the city and the university in this country are so intertwined that one cannot—or perhaps will not—survive without the other.” Increasingly, colleges and university are bringing their time, energy and resources to bear on local problems. They are using their other physical, financial and intellectual capital to facilitate economic development, provide social services, technical assistance and create opportunities for applied research.

  9. 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.

  10. The university architecture

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    Pablo CAMPOS CALVO-SOTELO

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available At the doors of the twenty first century it is undoubtely useful to review the role that architecture has to play within the University Education. As against some recent trends, which seem to predict a dissolution of the magnitude of the academic buildings in view of modern communication technologies (virtual campus, it is necessary to raise a voice in defense of the functional, cultural and symbolic potential which architecture has and must continue to have in such a trascendental activity. It is our right and duty to demand the essential durability of the urban and architectural support as a base and reflection of the University-Society link, in the name of education, culture and progress. This is specially important in Spain, where the phenomenon of the proliferation of universities continues to grow, assited by the energy of utopia, as can be observed in the outstanding project of Cartagena.

  11. The apparent Universe

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    Binétruy, P.; Helou, A.

    2015-10-01

    We exploit the parallel between dynamical black holes and cosmological spacetimes to describe the evolution of Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker universes from the point of view of an observer in terms of the dynamics of the apparent horizon. Using the Hayward-Kodama formalism of dynamical black holes, we clarify the role of the Clausius relation to derive the Friedmann equations for a Universe, in the spirit of Jacobson’s work on the thermodynamics of spacetime. We also show how dynamics at the horizon naturally leads to the quantum-mechanical process of Hawking radiation. We comment on the connection of this work with recent ideas to consider our observable Universe as a Bose-Einstein condensate and on the corresponding role of vacuum energy.

  12. Inter-universal entanglement

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    Robles-Pérez, Salvador J

    2012-01-01

    Quantum information theory and the multiverse are two of the greatest outcomes of the XX century physics. The consideration of entanglement between the quantum states of two or more universes in a multiverse scenario provides us with a completely new paradigm that opens the door to novel approaches for traditionally unsolved problems in cosmology. More precisely, the problems of the cosmological constant, the arrow of time and the choice of boundary conditions, among others. It also encourages us to adopt new points of view about major philosophical ideas. In this chapter, we shall present the main features that may characterize inter-universal entanglement and it will be addressed the customary problems of cosmology from the new perspective that the quantum multiverse scenario supplies us with. In summary, the appropriate boundary condition that has to be imposed on the quantum state of the whole multiverse allows us to interpret it as made up of entangled pairs of universes. Then, a quantum thermodynamical ...

  13. UNIVERSITIES FINANCING POLICY ISSUES

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    Ala CRECIUN

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available University autonomy represented an additional argument against government interference in university education. From academic perspective, the diversification of funding sources and the introduction of changes in the funding mechanism represented positive factors in the evolution of higher education. It is obvious that most of the problems associated with underfunding of higher education are relevant because it affects the quality of education and overall performance of universities. Since the training costs per capita in the higher education system were the lowest compared with the same indicator in relation to vocational schools and colleges in the period of 2005 – 2009, it is clear that underfunding is real and requires necessary measures to be taken to remedy the situation

  14. 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.

  15. Transparency of University Rankings in the Effective Management of University

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    Marta Jarocka

    2015-01-01

    University rankings are extremely important not only for future student, but also for universities themselves. They have a large impact on the institutions of higher education. A lot of universities believe, that rankings help them to maintain and create a reputation. Ranking systems function as some kind of fashion arena, where universities make comparisons between themselves. Universities want to improve their position in published classifications, so very often they try to change their pol...

  16. Anisotropically Inflating Universes

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    Barrow, J D; Barrow, John D.; Hervik, Sigbjorn

    2008-01-01

    We show that in theories of gravity that add quadratic curvature invariants to the Einstein-Hilbert action there exist expanding vacuum cosmologies with positive cosmological constant which do not approach the de Sitter universe. Exact solutions are found which inflate anisotropically. This behaviour is driven by the Ricci curvature invariant and has no counterpart in the general relativistic limit. These examples show that the cosmic no-hair theorem does not hold in these higher-order extensions of general relativity and raises new questions about the ubiquity of inflation in the very early universe and the thermodynamics of gravitational fields.

  17. The 4-percent universe

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    Panek, Richard

    2012-01-01

    It is one of the most disturbing aspects of our universe: only four per cent of it consists of the matter that makes up every star, planet, and every book. The rest is completely unknown. Acclaimed science writer Richard Panek tells the story of the handful of scientists who have spent the past few decades on a quest to unlock the secrets of “dark matter" and the even stranger substance called “dark energy". These are perhaps the greatest mysteries in science,and solving them will reshape our understanding of the universe and our place in it. The stakes could not be higher. Panek's fast-paced

  18. 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

  19. 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...

  20. Universal navigation on smartphones

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    Karimi, Hassan A

    2011-01-01

    Universal navigation is accessible primarily through smart phones providing users with navigation information regardless of the environment (i.e., outdoor or indoor). ""Universal Navigation for Smart Phones"" provide the most up-to-date navigation technologies and systems for both outdoor and indoor navigation. It also provides a comparison of the similarities and differences between outdoor and indoor navigation systems from both a technological stand point and user's perspective. All aspects of navigation systems including geo-positioning, wireless communication, databases, and functions wil

  1. Thermodynamics of Fractal Universe

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    Sheykhi, Ahmad; Teimoori, Zeinab; Wang, Bin

    2012-01-01

    We investigate the thermodynamical properties of the apparent horizon in a fractal universe. We find that one can always rewrite the Friedmann equation of the fractal universe in the form of the entropy balance relation $ \\delta Q=T_h d{S_h}$, where $ \\delta Q $ and $ T_{h} $ are the energy flux and Unruh temperature seen by an accelerated observer just inside the apparent horizon. We find that the entropy $S_h$ consists two terms, the first one which obeys the usual area law and the second p...

  2. Southern Universities: Are They Rising?

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    Whitehead, John S.

    1986-01-01

    This essay reviews four recent works on Southern universities: (1) "The University of Georgia: A Bicentennial History" (Dyer, 1985); (2) "A Pictorial History of the University of Georgia" (Boney, 1984); (3) To Foster Knowledge: A History of the University of Tennessee 1794-1970" (Montgomery, et al., 1984); and (4) "Gone with the Ivy: A Biography…

  3. Universal Design for Academic Facilities

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    Salmen, John P. S.

    2011-01-01

    Universal design (UD) can play a role in many aspects of academic life and is often thought of in the context of learning. However, this chapter focuses on the impact of UD on the design of facilities in a university or campus setting. Universal design has the potential for transforming universities into truly egalitarian institutions that…

  4. 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…

  5. Some operations on database universes

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    Brock, E.O. de

    1997-01-01

    Operations such as integration or modularization of databases can be considered as operations on database universes. This paper describes some operations on database universes. Formally, a database universe is a special kind of table. It turns out that various operations on tables constitute interesting operations on database universes as well.

  6. Parallel universes beguile science

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    2007-01-01

    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.

  7. Understanding University Undergraduate Applications.

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    Molinero, Cecilio Mar

    1990-01-01

    Much marketing information can be obtained for admissions policy formation and forecasting from existing data sources, including course perceptions, the nature of the competition, and the admissions policies of the competition. The British university application system would benefit by exploiting computer applications of this concept. (MSE)

  8. Howard University Bookstore

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    Maxon, Hazel Carter; Negron, Jaime

    1977-01-01

    Two full-time university bookstores, with three satellites helping during rush period, serve the Howard students and faculty. Solutions to problems of space, acquiring used books, and communications with faculty members are discussed, and the successful retailing of black studies books is described. (LBH)

  9. Learning English at University

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    李慕颖

    2006-01-01

    @@ Before entering university, I had learned English in an unconscious and mechanic way, and those English words and phrases came to me simply as pronouncing subsidiary(附属的)expressions of Chinese characters. But after that, my interest in English was really awakened and my English-learning entered a new phase.

  10. Making "The Mechanical Universe"

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    Goodstein, David L.; Olenick, Richard P.

    1988-01-01

    ‘‘The Mechanical Universe and Beyond’’ is an introductory college‐level physics telecourse, including calculus, made for broadcast television and classroom use. This article describes the inception and history of the project and the techniques and strategies that were used in producing it. A project to adapt the series for use in high schools is also discussed.

  11. Ranganathan : A Universal Librarian

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    Abulfazale M. Fazle Kabir

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available In formulating Five Laws of Library Science Ranganathan has made a lasting and fundamental contribution to the philosophy of library patron service. His Colon Classification has provided a scheme for hierarchical design of faceted subject classification. For such valuable contribution to the profession he has been acclaimed as a universal librarian.

  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. Revisiting Universal Grammar

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    MEISEL Jürgen M.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper sketches various specific scenarios within the Principles and Parameter Theory under which the question of whether Universal Grammar remains accessible to second language learners should be addressed. It also discusses some implications of several approaches to this issue and offers some speculation as to how the question is to be reformulated in the context of the Minimalist Program.

  14. University Libraries in Transition.

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    Hyatt, James A.

    1986-01-01

    College and university libraries are experiencing change in the ways they provide services and in their responses to rising costs and reduced financial support. These conditions result from three major phenomena: the information explosion, the technology revolution, and escalating library costs. (MLW)

  15. The holographic universe

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    P.L. McFadden; K. Skenderis

    2009-01-01

    We present a holographic description of four-dimensional single-scalar inflationary universes in terms of a three-dimensional quantum field theory (QFT). The holographic description correctly reproduces standard inflationary predictions in their regime of applicability. In the opposite case, wherein

  16. A Universal Phylogenetic Tree.

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    Offner, Susan

    2001-01-01

    Presents a universal phylogenetic tree suitable for use in high school and college-level biology classrooms. Illustrates the antiquity of life and that all life is related, even if it dates back 3.5 billion years. Reflects important evolutionary relationships and provides an exciting way to learn about the history of life. (SAH)

  17. Images of the Universe

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    Stott, Carole

    1991-11-01

    Images of the Universe is a special collection of essays written to celebrate astronomy and the inauguration of the British Astronomical Association. Colin Ronan opens the book with a fascinating account of developments over the past hundred years. Next, the solar system is explored by Richard Baum, John Rogers, Richard McKim, and Patrick Moore. Comets and meteors are explained by David Hughes. The stars, birthplace of the elements, are examined by Jacqueline Mitton and John Isles. Paul Murdin gives an account of the brightest supernova to be seen from Earth since 1604. Iain Nicolson explores G2, the single dwarf called the Sun. Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest look at the Milky Way, the hazy band of light that is the edge on view of our galaxy. Malcolm Longair looks beyond our own galaxy into the deep sky. Paul Davies gives an account of the first one second of the existence of our expanding Universe. How did it all happen? Martin Rees, the cosmologist, speculates on the origin of the Universe. The ensuing narrative by many famous astronomers and science writers is written at a general level and will be accessible to anyone with a passing interest in the astronomical wonders of our universe. Carole Stott is the author of The Greenwich Guide to Stargazing (1990), and The Greenwich Guide to Astronomy in Action (1990).

  18. University Student Online Plagiarism

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    Wang, Yu-mei

    2008-01-01

    This article reports a study investigating university student online plagiarism. The following questions are investigated: (a) What is the incidence of student online plagiarism? (b) What are student perceptions regarding online plagiarism? (c) Are there any differences in terms of student perceptions of online plagiarism and print plagiarism? (d)…

  19. Teaching Geomorphology at University

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    Sugden, David; Hamilton, Patrick

    1978-01-01

    Geomorphology courses in British universities emphasize the main landform/process systems rather than more abstract concepts. Recommends a more theoretical focus on fundamental geomorphic processes and methodological problems. Available from: Faculty of Modern Studies, Oxford Polytechnic, Headington, Oxford OX3 OBP, England. (Author/AV)

  20. University Museum Flourishing

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    YANGJIAMING

    2003-01-01

    When the Southwest University for Nationalities was first built in 1951,Wang Weizhou, Director of the Southwest Commission of Civil Affairs and President of the college contributed to the college for storage all the ethnic cultural relics that were presented to the Southwest Commission of Civil

  1. Universality classes of inflation

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    Roest, Diederik

    2014-01-01

    We investigate all single-field, slow-roll inflationary models whose slow-roll parameters scale as 1/N in the limit of a large number of e-folds N. We proof that all such models belong to two universality classes, characterised by a single parameter. One class contains small field models like hillto

  2. 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...

  3. The University and Freedom.

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    Schmidt, Benno

    1992-01-01

    The president of Yale University examines the tension between the values of community and harmony and of intellectual freedom on college campuses. He notes incidents at various campuses opposing expressions deemed offensive to some groups. He opposes suppression of unpopular voices (even if seemingly bigoted) and supports freedom of thought and…

  4. Discovering the Invisible Universe.

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    Friedman, Herbert

    1991-01-01

    The discovery of radio waves, infrared, and x-rays and their importance in describing the universe and its origins is discussed. Topics include radio waves from space, the radio pioneers of World War II, radio telescopes, infrared radiation, satellites, space missions, and x-ray telescopes. (KR)

  5. Universal Lagrangian bundles

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    Sepe, D.

    2013-01-01

    The obstruction to construct a Lagrangian bundle over a fixed integral affine manifold was constructed by Dazord and Delzant (J Differ Geom 26:223–251, 1987) and shown to be given by ‘twisted’ cup products in Sepe (Differ GeomAppl 29(6): 787–800, 2011). This paper uses the topology of universal Lagr

  6. The Best University

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    Joseph DeVeto

    2005-01-01

    @@ Liu: Hi Jerry, what are you looking at? Jerry: My cousin is in Beijing and wants to study Chinese here. I'm reading about different Chinese programs in universities around the city,but I don't know which one is the best.

  7. Creating Adaptable Universities

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    Spanier, Graham B.

    2010-01-01

    Shifting demographics, rising costs of operations, a changing competitive landscape, reductions in state appropriations, pressures for accountability, and a widespread economic decline characterize the environment in which today's colleges and universities operate. This article examines some of the current responses to these challenges and…

  8. The Universal Trap.

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    Goodman, Paul

    The compulsory system of education is criticized on the grounds that it has become a regimented "universal trap" antithetical to democracy. In contrast to the Jeffersonian concept of education in the service of citizen initiative for the preservation of freedom, current compulsory education is a tool of industrialism and of a rigidly stratified…

  9. Romanians decipher the Universe

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    Balan, Sorin

    2007-01-01

    We are at the European Nuclear Research Center, the greatest partcile accelerator in the world. Approximately 50 people work here. Thanks to them, Romania can be proud of taking part in the greatest experiment in the world that tries to find an explanation for the ofrmation of the Universe. (1,5 page)

  10. 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…

  11. Reform in Canadian Universities.

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    Small, J. M.

    1994-01-01

    A survey of 67 Canadian university vice presidents and 66 deans concerning reform in recent years found that the many changes reported were modest and reactive rather than bold and proactive. Most common changes involved strategic planning, retrenchment, curriculum expansion, response to enrollment changes, administrative restructuring, and more…

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

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    Turcan, Romeo V.; Gullieva, Valeria

    2013-01-01

    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...... 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...... 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...

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Do tipo textual ao gênero de texto. A redação no vestibular / From textual type to textual genre. The essay in the university entrance exam

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    Maria Helena Cruz Pistori

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Os atuais documentos oficiais elaborados pelo Ministério da Educação no Brasil têm preconizado o ensino da produção textual por meio do gênero - discursivo ou textual. Seguindo essa linha, o exame vestibular de ingresso a uma das maiores universidades paulistas de 2011 também solicitou dos candidatos a elaboração de três textos, de diferentes gêneros. Com o objetivo de verificar que horizontes teórico-metodológicos fundamentaram a elaboração daquele exame, analisamos os textos do (1 Manual do Candidato, da (2 Prova de redação e da (3 Expectativa da banca. Nosso parâmetro teórico é o conceito de gênero discursivo conforme desenvolvido pelos membros do Círculo de Bakhtin desde 1920. Observamos, então, como essa nova proposta visa avaliar as características que a Universidade espera encontrar em cada um de seus alunos; como utiliza o arsenal teórico nos textos analisados e como garante a avaliação da capacidade argumentativa dos candidatos. Finalmente, sugerimos a possibilidade de trabalho com o gênero “dissertação escolar”.Today's official documents drawn up by the Ministry of Education in Brazil have advocated that textual production should be taught by the concepts of speech genre or textual genre. Following this guideline, the 2011 edition of the entrance exam, vestibular, of one of the most important universities in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, asked its candidates to write three texts, each one belonging to a different genre. In order to verify the theoretical-methodological horizons that motivated the elaboration of that exam, we analyzed the texts of (1 the candidate's guidelines, (2 the examination essay and (3 the expectations set by the examiners. Our theoretical perspective is the concept of discursive genre as developed by the members of the Bakhtin Circle since 1920. Then, we observe how this new proposal aims at evaluating the characteristics that the University expects to find in each one of

  16. The hot Hagedorn Universe

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    Rafelski, Johann

    2016-01-01

    In the context of the half-centenary of Hagedorn temperature and the statistical bootstrap model (SBM) we present a short account of how these insights coincided with the establishment of the hot big-bang model (BBM) and helped resolve some of the early philosophical difficulties. We then turn attention to the present day context and show the dominance of strong interaction quark and gluon degrees of freedom in the early stage, helping to characterize the properties of the hot Universe. We focus attention on the current experimental insights about cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature fluctuation, and develop a much improved understanding of the neutrino freeze-out, in this way paving the path to the opening of a direct connection of quark-gluon plasma (QGP) physics in the early Universe with the QCD-lattice, and the study of the properties of QGP formed in the laboratory.

  17. 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.

  18. Universal Test Facility

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    Laughery, Mike

    A universal test facility (UTF) for Space Station Freedom is developed. In this context, universal means that the experimental rack design must be: automated, highly marketable, and able to perform diverse microgravity experiments according to NASA space station requirements. In order to fulfill these broad objectives, the facility's customers, and their respective requirements, are first defined. From these definitions, specific design goals and the scope of the first phase of this project are determined. An examination is first made into what types of research are most likely to make the UTF marketable. Based on our findings, the experiments for which the UTF would most likely be used included: protein crystal growth, hydroponics food growth, gas combustion, gallium arsenide crystal growth, microorganism development, and cell encapsulation. Therefore, the UTF is designed to fulfill all of the major requirements for the experiments listed above. The versatility of the design is achieved by taking advantage of the many overlapping requirements presented by these experiments.

  19. Dimension Driven Accelerating Universe

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    Chatterjee, S

    2009-01-01

    The current acceleration of the universe leads us to investigate higher dimensional gravity theory, which is able to explain acceleration from a theoretical view point without the need of introducing dark energy by hand. We argue that the terms containing higher dimensional metric coefficients produce an extra negative pressure that apparently drives an acceleration of the 3D space, tempting us to suggest that the accelerating universe seems to act as a window to the existence of extra spatial dimensions. Interesting to point out that in this case our cosmology apparently mimics the well known quintessence scenario fuelled by a generalised Chaplygin-type of fluid where a smooth transition from a dust dominated model to a de Sitter like one takes place. Correspondence to models generated by a tachyonic form of matter is also briefly discussed.

  20. 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.

  1. Universal metamaterial absorbe

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    Smaali, Rafik; Moreau, Antoine; Taliercio, Thierry; Centeno, Emmanuel

    2016-01-01

    We propose a design for an universal absorber, characterized by a resonance frequency that can be tuned from visible to microwave frequencies independently of the choice of the metal and the dielectrics involved. An almost resonant perfect absorption up to 99.8 % is demonstrated at resonance for all polarization states of light and for a very wide angular aperture. These properties originate from a magnetic Fabry-Perot mode that is confined in a dielectric spacer of $\\lambda/100$ thickness by a metamaterial layer and a mirror. An extraordinary large funneling through nano-slits explains how light can be trapped in the structure. Simple scaling laws can be used as a recipe to design ultra-thin perfect absorbers whatever the materials and the desired resonance wavelength, making our design truly universal.

  2. The Radionactive Universe

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    Kolb, Edward W; Tait, T M P; Kolb, Edward W.; Servant, Geraldine; Tait, Tim M. P.

    2003-01-01

    In a large class of extra-dimensional models, a scalar degree of freedom known as the radion is long-lived, or even stable, on cosmological scales. In this paper we investigate the impact of radionactivity on the evolution of the universe. We demonstrate that whether the radion overcloses the universe, constitutes the dark matter, is the inflaton, the curvaton, or does not play any role in cosmology, depends crucially on the ratio between the energy densities stored in the radion and in the inflaton at the time of inflation. We discuss the general difficulties reconciling models with low compactification scale (i.e., TeV scale) with the simple picture of inflation.

  3. Geodesically Complete Universe

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    Bars, Itzhak

    2011-01-01

    This talk is about solving cosmological equations analytically without approximations, and discovering new phenomena that could not be noticed with approximate solutions. We found all the solutions of the Friedmann equations for a specific model, including all the zero-size-bounce solutions that do not violate the null energy condition, as well as all the finite-size-bounce solutions, and then discovered model independent phenomena. Among them is the notion of geodesic completeness for the geometry of the universe. From this we learned a few new general lessons for cosmology. Among them is that anisotropy provides a model independent attractor mechanism to some specific initial values for cosmological fields, and that there is a period of antigravity in the history of the universe. The results are obtained only at the classical gravity level. Effects of quantum gravity or string theory are unknown, they are not even formulated, so there are new theoretical challenges.

  4. Principles of Quantum Universe

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    Pervushin, V N

    2014-01-01

    The present monograph is devoted to the theory of gravitation derived consequently as joint nonlinear realization of conformal and affine symmetries by means of Cartan differential forms. In the framework of the joint nonlinear realization of conformal and affine symmetries the interpretation of the last cosmological observational data of Ia Supernovae, anisotropy of the primordial radiation temperature and the mass spectrum of electroweak bosons, including the Higgs particle mass in the expected region ~ 125 GeV, is given. All these observational and experimental data testify to the vacuum energy dominance. The vacuum Casimir energy is a source of intensive cosmological quantum creation gravitons and electroweak bosons including Higgs particles from the empty Universe during the first 10^(-12) sec. The products of decay of the electroweak bosons give the matter content of the present day Universe, including primordial radiation and its baryon asymmetry.

  5. Universality of TMD correlators

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    Buffing, M G A; Mulders, P J

    2014-01-01

    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 gluon...

  6. Pythagorean Philolaus’ Pyrocentric Universe

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    Maniatis, Yiorgo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available In this work, first, I reexamine the pyrocentric universe of the Pythagorean, Philolaus, who emphatically propounded that the center of the cosmos is neither the earth nor the sun, but a central fiery hearth that stands in the middle of the spherical universe. Second, I attempt to demonstrate the value and significance of this pyrocentric cosmic model by elaborating its novel revolutionary elements and its contribution to astronomy. Third, by underlining the diachroneity and timeliness of this cosmic model, I try to establish as to how the model served as a precursor to not only the ancient and modern heliocentric models, as widely believed, but also as much to the contemporary cosmic models and theories of astrophysics.

  7. Gravity heats the Universe

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    Moss, Adam

    2009-01-01

    Structure in the Universe grew through gravitational instability from very smooth initial conditions. Energy conservation requires that the growing negative potential energy of these structures is balanced by an increase in kinetic energy. A fraction of this is converted into heat in the collisional gas of the intergalactic medium. Using a toy model of gravitational heating we attempt to link the growth of structure in the Universe and the average temperature of this gas. We find that the gas is rapidly heated from collapsing structures at around $z {\\sim} 10$, reaching a temperature ${>} 10^6$K today, depending on some assumptions of our simplified model. Before that there was a cold era from $z\\sim100$ to $\\sim10$ in which the matter temperature is below that of the Cosmic Microwave Background.

  8. Universals in pragmatics

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    & Levinson, S.

    2011-01-01

    Changing Prospects for Universals in Pragmatics The term PRAGMATICS has come to denote the study of general principles of language use. It is usually understood to contrast with SEMANTICS, the study of encoded meaning, and also, by some authors, to contrast with SOCIOLINGUISTICS and the ethnography of speaking, which are more concerned with local sociocultural practices. Given that pragmaticists come from disciplines as varied as philosophy, sociology, linguistics, communication studies, psyc...

  9. Inflation in the universe

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    Turner, M. S.

    1987-05-01

    The big bang cosmology is a highly successful model, providing a reliable and tested accounting of the Universe from 0.01 sec after the bang until today, some 15 Gyr later. However, very special initial data seem to be required in order to account for the observed smoothness and flatness of our Hubble volume and for the existence of the small primeval density inhomogeneities required for the formation of structure in the Universe. Inflation offers a means of accounting for these special initial data, which is based on physics at sub-planck energy scales (much less than mpl approx. = 10 to the 19th power GeV) and is motivated by contemporary ideas in particle theory. Here the status of the Inflationary Paradigm is reviewed. At present essentially all inflationary models involve a very weakly-coupled (quantified by the presence of a dimensionless parameter of order 10 to the -12 or so) scalar field which is displaced from the minimum of its potential. Regions of the Universe where the scalar field is initially displaced from its minimum undergo inflation as the scalar field relaxes, resulting in a Universe today which resembles ours in regions much larger than our present Hubble volume (approx. = 10 to the 28 cm), may be highly irregular. The most conspicuous blemish on the paradigm is the lack of a compelling particle physics model to implement it. Also reviewed are some other unresolved issues, and the all important confrontation between inflation and observational data is fully discussed. Finally, the possibility that inflation leads to large-scale, primeval magnetic fields of sufficient strength to be of astrophysical interest is covered.

  10. Dark matter universe.

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    Bahcall, Neta A

    2015-10-01

    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.

  11. The universal path integral

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    Lloyd, Seth; Dreyer, Olaf

    2013-01-01

    Path integrals represent a powerful route to quantization: they calculate probabilities by summing over classical configurations of variables such as fields, assigning each configuration a phase equal to the action of that configuration. This paper defines a universal path integral, which sums over all computable structures. This path integral contains as sub-integrals all possible computable path integrals, including those of field theory, the standard model of elementary particles, discrete...

  12. University employees work schedule

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    Basagoiti Alcázar, Javier

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this project is to create a website which is useful both employees and students of a university, so employees can add information, if they log in with username and password access, and students can view this information . Employees may modify and display information such as title, room, or their faculty (from a list defined by the administrator), and most importantly, their schedule, whether class, tutoring, free time, or any of tasks that the administrator define. There will be a ...

  13. The holographic universe

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    McFadden, P.L.; Skenderis, K.

    2009-01-01

    We present a holographic description of four-dimensional single-scalar inflationary universes in terms of a three-dimensional quantum field theory (QFT). The holographic description correctly reproduces standard inflationary predictions in their regime of applicability. In the opposite case, wherein gravity is strongly coupled at early times, we propose a holographic description in terms of perturbative QFT and present models capable of satisfying the current observational constraints while e...

  14. Einstein universes stabilized

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    Scholz, Erhard

    2007-01-01

    The hypothesis that gravitational self-binding energy may be the source for the vacuum energy term of cosmology is studied in a Newtonian Ansatz. For spherical spaces the attractive force of gravitation and the negative pressure of the vacuum energy term form a self stabilizing system under very reasonable restrictions for the parameters, among them a characteristic coefficient \\beta of self energy. In the Weyl geometric approach to cosmological redshift, Einstein-Weyl universes with observat...

  15. 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.

  16. 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'

  17. The Thermodynamic Universe

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    Sidharth, Burra G

    2008-01-01

    Using Planck scale oscillators in the background dark energy in a model that parallels the theory of phonons, we deduce the Planck mass, the elementary particle mass scale, the mass of the Universe and a recently discovered residual energy in the cosmic background. We also deduce the Beckenstein temperature formula for black holes. Finally we show that the model explains the four minute time lag in thearrival of gamma photons from a recently observed gamma flare by the MAGIC telescope.

  18. Magnetizing the universe

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    Subramanian, Kandaswamy

    2008-01-01

    The origin of cosmic magnetism is an issue of fundamental importance in astrophysics. We review here some of the ideas of how large scale magnetic fields in the universe, particularly in galaxies and galaxy clusters could arise. The popular paradigm involves the generation of a seed magnetic field followed by turbulent dynamo amplification of the seed field. We first outline various seed field generation mechanisms including Biermann batteries. These in general give a field much smaller than ...

  19. Cyberplagiarism in University Regulations

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    Santiago Cavanillas

    2008-01-01

    The article examines the legal framework for plagiarism, and its twofold nature of illicit appropriation (from the author of the plagiarized work) and fraud (with regard to the target audience of the plagiarism). Based on these premises, academic cyberplagiarism is analysed as a form of plagiarism carried out using electronic tools in the university setting. The question of responsibility (who can regulate the legal consequences of plagiarism?) before and after the Ley Orgánica de Universidad...

  20. Geneva University - Cancelled

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    Université de Genève

    2010-01-01

    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVA 4 Tel: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Monday 19 April 2010 17h00 - Stückelberg Auditorium Into the darkness: Simulating the distribution of dark matter in our Universe Prof. Volker Springel - Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies   THE COLLOQUIUM IS CANCELLED. Prof. Markus Büttiker

  1. CRISIS COMMUNICATION IN UNIVERSITIES

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    Canan MADRAN

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Institutions should implement effective crisis communication strategies to manage their reputations in crisis situations. Thus, the negative perceptions that may occur because of crisis can be reduced and eliminated by continuously informing stakeholders. Therefore, various researches are needed in the area of crisis communication management. The aim of the study is to determine the types of crises that often occur in universities and evaluate the crisis communication efforts in higher education institutions. Crises and crisis communication efforts were evaluated within the framework of media reflections in this study. Content analysis was applied in the classification of crises and responses provided for crises. As a result, the types of crises in Turkish universities were determined as campus safety, actions, protests, loss of confidential information, loss of financial opportunities, loss of key managers and personnel, staff problems, increase of accidents, slander and gossip, unnecessary explanations, rumors, damage to organization and employee reputation, terrorism, workplace violence, corruption, fire and epidemic. It is seen that universities don’t make any communicational effort regarding campus safety, staff problems, increase of accidents, corruption or fire.

  2. EVALUATION OF UNIVERSITY EMBLEMS

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    Özge MAZLUM

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This study aims at determining the skills of Graphics Department students of Fine Arts Faculties with regards evaluating the emblembs of universities. The study follows a general survey model and the research group consists of the seniors studying at Graphics Departments of Fine Arts Faculties of Anadolu, Başkent, Dumlupınar, Hacettepe, Marmara and Süleyman Demirel Universities. In the study, data regarding the evaluations and interpretations of students and experts about the university emblems were collected through qualitative methods of analysis. Content analysis was employed for analysing the qualitative data gathered through interviews. As a result of the study, it was observed that students had relevant knowledge regarding emblems and design principles, and they, while evaluating the emblems as a graphic product, were able to exhibit such cognitive skills as analysing, interpreting, explaining, noticing and correcting, were able to notice the problems and recommend ways of solution through criticizing, and that they were very approximate to the experts in their evaluations. Therefore, it could be asserted that the students receive a quality graphics education.

  3. [Universal electrogustometer EG-2].

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    Wałkanis, Andrzej; Czesak, Michał; Pleskacz, Witold A

    2011-01-01

    Electrogustometry is a method for taste diagnosis and measurement. The EG-2 project is being developed in cooperation between Warsaw University of Technology and Military institute of Medicine in Warsaw. The device is an evolution of the recent universal electrogustometer EG-1 prototype. Due to considerations and experiences acquired during prototype usage, many enhancements have been incorporated into device. The aim was to create an easy-to-use, portable, battery powered device, enabled for fast measurements. Developed electrogustometer is using innovative, low-power microprocessor system, which control whole device. User interface is based on 5.7" graphical LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and touchscreen. It can be directly operated by finger or with optional stylus. Dedicated GUI (Graphical User Interface) offers simple, predefined measurements and advance settings of signal parameters. It is also possible to store measurements results and patients data in an internal memory. User interface is multilanguage. Signals for patients examinations, supplied with bipolar electrode, are generated by an on-board circuit using DDS (Direct-Digital Synthesis) and DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). Electrogustometer is able to generate DC, sinus, triangle or rectangle signals with current amplitude from 0 to 500 pA and frequency form 0 to 500 Hz. Device is designed for manual and automeasurement modes. By using USB (Universal Serial Bus) port it is possible to retrieve data stored in internal memory and charging of built-in Li-lon battery as a source of power.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.......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....

  6. 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...

  7. Research on universal combinatorial coding.

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    Lu, Jun; Zhang, Zhuo; Mo, Juan

    2014-01-01

    The conception of universal combinatorial coding is proposed. Relations exist more or less in many coding methods. It means that a kind of universal coding method is objectively existent. It can be a bridge connecting many coding methods. Universal combinatorial coding is lossless and it is based on the combinatorics theory. The combinational and exhaustive property make it closely related with the existing code methods. Universal combinatorial coding does not depend on the probability statistic characteristic of information source, and it has the characteristics across three coding branches. It has analyzed the relationship between the universal combinatorial coding and the variety of coding method and has researched many applications technologies of this coding method. In addition, the efficiency of universal combinatorial coding is analyzed theoretically. The multicharacteristic and multiapplication of universal combinatorial coding are unique in the existing coding methods. Universal combinatorial coding has theoretical research and practical application value.

  8. ORTUS - Gateway to University IS

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    Rudzajs, Peteris

    2013-01-01

    Each university engages in supporting its processes with ICT solutions. The decision about the choice and variety of the ICT is based on the history, the competence and the competitiveness of the university. This paper describes the core information systems (IS) in Riga Technical University, particularly, the university portal ORTUS that facilitates the access and the use of existing and new core information systems aimed to support the study, science and administrative processes. The way of ...

  9. 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…

  10. A Look at the Universe.

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    Nature Scope, 1986

    1986-01-01

    Provides: (1) background information on what makes up the universe, ways astronomers study the universe, and theories about how the universe began; (2) six activities; and (3) four read-to-duplicate pages. Activities include objective(s), recommended age level(s), subject area(s), list of materials needed, and procedures. (JN)

  11. 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 Vietna...

  12. But Where Is the University?

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    Hindriks, Frank

    2012-01-01

    Famously Ryle imagined a visitor who has seen the colleges, departments, and libraries of a university but still wonders where the university is. The visitor fails to realize that the university consists of these organizational units. In this paper I ask what exactly the relation is between institut

  13. Quo vadis South African universities?

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    Johann RE lutjeharms

    2007-01-01

    The Economist has recently identified some specific factors that explain why European universities are not competing adequately with their American counterparts. These factors are used here to evaluate South African government policy for universities. It is demonstrated that this current policy is directly contrary to what is now internationally considered best for universities in a knowledge economy.

  14. Exploring the relationship between university internationalization and university autonomy

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    Turcan, Romeo V.; Gullieva, Valeria

    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...... 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?...

  15. Universal semantic communication

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    Juba, Brendan

    2011-01-01

    Is meaningful communication possible between two intelligent parties who share no common language or background? In this work, a theoretical framework is proposed in which it is possible to address when and to what extent such semantic communication is possible: such problems can be rigorously addressed by explicitly focusing on the goals of the communication. Under this framework, it is possible to show that for many goals, communication without any common language or background is possible using universal protocols. This work should be accessible to anyone with an undergraduate-level knowled

  16. Drexel University Temperature Sensors

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    K. L. Davis; D. L. Knudson; J. L. Rempe; B. M. Chase

    2014-09-01

    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.

  17. 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

  18. Universality of Covariance Matrices

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    Pillai, Natesh S

    2011-01-01

    We prove the universality of covariance matrices of the form $H_{N \\times N} = {1 \\over N} \\tp{X}X$ where $[X]_{M \\times N}$ is a rectangular matrix with independent real valued entries $[x_{ij}]$ satisfying $\\E \\,x_{ij} = 0$ and $\\E \\,x^2_{ij} = {1 \\over M}$, $N, M\\to \\infty$. Furthermore it is assumed that these entries have sub-exponential tails. We will study the asymptotics in the regime $N/M = d_N \\in (0,\\infty), \\lim_{N\\to \\infty}d_N \

  19. Einstein universes stabilized

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    Scholz, Erhard

    2007-01-01

    The hypothesis that gravitational self-binding energy may be the source for the vacuum energy term of cosmology is studied in a Newtonian Ansatz. For spherical spaces the attractive force of gravitation and the negative pressure of the vacuum energy term form a self stabilizing system under very reasonable restrictions for the parameters, among them a characteristic coefficient \\beta of self energy. In the Weyl geometric approach to cosmological redshift, Einstein-Weyl universes with observational restrictions of the curvature parameters are dynamically stable, if \\beta is about 40 % smaller than in the exact Newton Ansatz or if the space geometry is elliptical.

  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 articles, and adds some other material, in particular a brief defence of quidditism about properties. It also adds some references, to other Plus articles as well as academic articles. But it retains the informal style of Plus.

  1. The Artful Universe Expanded

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    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)

  2. 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

  3. Optimal Universal Uncertainty Relations

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    Li, Tao; Xiao, Yunlong; Ma, Teng; Fei, Shao-Ming; Jing, Naihuan; Li-Jost, Xianqing; Wang, Zhi-Xi

    2016-01-01

    We study universal uncertainty relations and present a method called joint probability distribution diagram to improve the majorization bounds constructed independently in [Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 230401 (2013)] and [J. Phys. A. 46, 272002 (2013)]. The results give rise to state independent uncertainty relations satisfied by any nonnegative Schur-concave functions. On the other hand, a remarkable recent result of entropic uncertainty relation is the direct-sum majorization relation. In this paper, we illustrate our bounds by showing how they provide a complement to that in [Phys. Rev. A. 89, 052115 (2014)]. PMID:27775010

  4. 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.

  5. Open Universities in India 2000: Brief Information.

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    Bhushan, Bharat, Comp.; Lele, Nalini A., Comp.; Rausaria, R. R., Comp.

    This report contains information on the following open universities in India: (1) Indira Gandhi National Open University; (2) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University; (3) Kota Open University; (4) Nalanda Open University; (5) Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University; (6) Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University; (7) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open…

  6. From Traditional to Modern Universities

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

    results. In addition the interviews tried to focus on whether the industry understood the motives of the university to engage in collaboration and vice versa. Focusing on whether the performance measurements used by politicians and universities today enhances the collaborations or obstruct them. The paper...... 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...

  7. Universal Memcomputing Machines.

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    Traversa, Fabio Lorenzo; Di Ventra, Massimiliano

    2015-11-01

    We introduce the notion of universal memcomputing machines (UMMs): a class of brain-inspired general-purpose computing machines based on systems with memory, whereby processing and storing of information occur on the same physical location. We analytically prove that the memory properties of UMMs endow them with universal computing power (they are Turing-complete), intrinsic parallelism, functional polymorphism, and information overhead, namely, their collective states can support exponential data compression directly in memory. We also demonstrate that a UMM has the same computational power as a nondeterministic Turing machine, namely, it can solve nondeterministic polynomial (NP)-complete problems in polynomial time. However, by virtue of its information overhead, a UMM needs only an amount of memory cells (memprocessors) that grows polynomially with the problem size. As an example, we provide the polynomial-time solution of the subset-sum problem and a simple hardware implementation of the same. Even though these results do not prove the statement NP = P within the Turing paradigm, the practical realization of these UMMs would represent a paradigm shift from the present von Neumann architectures, bringing us closer to brain-like neural computation. PMID:25667360

  8. 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.

  9. Universal Payload Information Management

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    Elmore, Ralph B.

    2003-01-01

    As the overall manager and integrator of International Space Station (ISS) science payloads, the Payload Operations Integration Center (POIC) at Marshall Space Flight Center has a critical need to provide an information management system for exchange and control of ISS payload files as well as to coordinate ISS payload related operational changes. The POIC's information management system has a fundamental requirement to provide secure operational access not only to users physically located at the POIC, but also to remote experimenters and International Partners physically located in different parts of the world. The Payload Information Management System (PIMS) is a ground-based electronic document configuration management and collaborative workflow system that was built to service the POIC's information management needs. This paper discusses the application components that comprise the PIMS system, the challenges that influenced its design and architecture, and the selected technologies it employs. This paper will also touch on the advantages of the architecture, details of the user interface, and lessons learned along the way to a successful deployment. With PIMS, a sophisticated software solution has been built that is not only universally accessible for POIC customer s information management needs, but also universally adaptable in implementation and application as a generalized information management system.

  10. Is the Universe transparent?

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    Liao, Kai; Avgoustidis, A.; Li, Zhengxiang

    2015-12-01

    We present our study on cosmic opacity, which relates to changes in photon number as photons travel from the source to the observer. Cosmic opacity may be caused by absorption or scattering due to matter in the Universe, or by extragalactic magnetic fields that can turn photons into unobserved particles (e.g., light axions, chameleons, gravitons, Kaluza-Klein modes), and it is crucial to correctly interpret astronomical photometric measurements like type Ia supernovae observations. On the other hand, the expansion rate at different epochs, i.e., the observational Hubble parameter data H (z ), are obtained from differential ageing of passively evolving galaxies or from baryon acoustic oscillations and thus are not affected by cosmic opacity. In this work, we first construct opacity-free luminosity distances from H (z ) determinations, taking into consideration correlations between different redshifts for our error analysis. Moreover, we let the light-curve fitting parameters, accounting for distance estimation in type Ia supernovae observations, free to ensure that our analysis is authentically cosmological-model independent and gives a robust result. Any nonzero residuals between these two kinds of luminosity distances can be deemed as an indication of the existence of cosmic opacity. While a transparent Universe is currently consistent with the data, our results show that strong constraints on opacity (and consequently on physical mechanisms that could cause it) can be obtained in a cosmological-model-independent fashion.

  11. For information: Geneva University

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    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 ...

  12. FARADAY'S MAGNETIC UNIVERSES

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    Trunev A. P.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The question of construction of electrodynamics in the framework of the metric theory of gravitation is discussed. It is shown that the energy-momentum tensor of the electromagnetic field creates a space in which Faraday's law of induction is true. In such a space the scalar curvature vanishes identically, although space contains matter in the form of an electromagnetic field. It is proposed to call such space Faraday's magnetic universe as historically Faraday first established experimentally that "empty space is a magnet." We consider the metric of the expanding universe and metrics that describe the local gravitational field in the Newtonian theory. It was established that the field equations in spaces containing matter only in the form of an electromagnetic field in these metrics are reduced to hyperbolic equations describing the propagation of waves at the speed of light. However, in the field containing matter, the field equations are the equations of parabolic type, which describe diffusion or probability waves of Schrödinger quantum theory type. It is assumed that the potentials of the two metrics are connected, as with the potentials of the electromagnetic field, and the potentials of the Yang-Mills theory. Hence, the total output for all interactions law establishing the primacy of the gravitational field as the fundamental interaction, generating other interactions

  13. 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.

  14. University: truth, scientific research and professional training

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    Fernando Betancourt-Serna

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This is a historical overview of the university institution based on the ternary chronological paradigm– Medieval University (XI-XVIII centuries, Modern University (XIX and XX centuries and Contemporary University (XXI century and on. Then, it takes into account the university purposedetermined nature according to the historical period: Truth (Medieval University, scientific research (Modern University and professional training ( Contemporary University. It also considers the scientist typology as follows: humanist (Medieval University, experimental (Modern University and geonomic (Contemporary University. First and second ternary contemporary models have disregarded the prior models to some extent. Nonetheless, the three purpose-determined models contribute to figure out the university institution identity.

  15. Radioecology. University textbook

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    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

  16. Universal visualization platform

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    Gee, Alexander G.; Li, Hongli; Yu, Min; Smrtic, Mary Beth; Cvek, Urska; Goodell, Howie; Gupta, Vivek; Lawrence, Christine; Zhou, Jainping; Chiang, Chih-Hung; Grinstein, Georges G.

    2005-03-01

    Although there are a number of visualization systems to choose from when analyzing data, only a few of these allow for the integration of other visualization and analysis techniques. There are even fewer visualization toolkits and frameworks from which one can develop ones own visualization applications. Even within the research community, scientists either use what they can from the available tools or start from scratch to define a program in which they are able to develop new or modified visualization techniques and analysis algorithms. Presented here is a new general-purpose platform for constructing numerous visualization and analysis applications. The focus of this system is the design and experimentation of new techniques, and where the sharing of and integration with other tools becomes second nature. Moreover, this platform supports multiple large data sets, and the recording and visualizing of user sessions. Here we introduce the Universal Visualization Platform (UVP) as a modern data visualization and analysis system.

  17. Is the Universe odd?

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    Land, K; Land, Kate; Magueijo, Joao

    2005-01-01

    We investigate the point-parity and mirror-parity handedness of the large angle anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). In particular we consider whether the observed low CMB quadrupole could more generally signal odd point-parity, i.e. suppression of even multipoles. Even though this feature is ``visually'' present in most renditions of the WMAP dataset we find that it never supports parity preference beyond the meagre 95% confidence level. This is fortunate as point parity handedness implies almost certainly a high level of galactic contamination. Mirror reflection parity, on the contrary, is related to the emergence of a preferred axis, defining the symmetry plane. We use this technique to make contact with recent claims for an anisotropic Universe, showing that the detected preferred axis is associated with positive (even) mirror parity. This feature may be an important clue in identifying the culprit for this unexpected signal.

  18. Life In The Universe!

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    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. 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.

  20. 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...

  1. 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

    2014-04-22

    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.

  2. Universal quantum sorter

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    Ionicioiu, Radu

    2015-01-01

    Measuring the state of a quantum system is a fundamental process in quantum mechanics and plays an essential role in quantum information and quantum technologies. One method to measure a quantum observable is to sort the system in different spatial modes according to the measured value, followed by single-particle detectors on each mode. Examples of quantum sorters are polarizing beam-splitters (PBS) -- which direct photons according to their polarization -- and Stern-Gerlach devices. Here we propose a general scheme to sort a quantum system according to the value of any $d$-dimensional degree of freedom, such as spin, orbital angular momentum (OAM), wavelength etc. Our scheme is universal, works at single-particle level and has a theoretical efficiency of 100%. As an application we design an efficient OAM sorter consisting of a single multi-path interferometer which is suitable for a photonic chip implementation.

  3. Self-accelerated Universe

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    Kosyakov, B P

    2005-01-01

    It is widely believed that the large redshifts for distant supernovae are explained by the vacuum energy dominance, or, in other words, by the cosmological constant in Einstein's equations, which is responsible for the anti-gravitation effect. A tacit assumption is that particles move along a geodesic for the background metric. This is in the same spirit as the consensus regarding the uniform Galilean motion of a free electron. However, there is a runaway solution to the Lorentz--Dirac equation governing the behavior of a radiating electron, in addition to the Galilean solution. Likewise, a runaway solution to the entire system of equations, both gravitation and matter equations of motion including, may provide an alternative explanation for the accelerated expansion of the Universe, without recourse to the hypothetic cosmological constant.

  4. The Service University

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    Arild Tjeldvoll

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The traditional western research university’s academic freedom is increasingly challenged by external economical interests. This has consequences for what has been regarded as a key quality dimension of a university. The balance between institutional autonomy, academic freedom and accountability to external stakeholders is claimed to be changing in disfavour of the academic freedom kept up by the professoriate. From its stakeholders the institution is expected to serve politicians, state bureaucracy and market in a qualitatively different way from before, primarily from economic motives. Is academic freedom at all possible in an institution predominantly financed by producing services to meet economic criteria? A likely answer would be no, and another tentative, answer could be that yes, it is possible, due to the strong academic legacy imbedded in western academics’ identity – and to the global communicative room of free actions made possible by the new information technology.

  5. 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.

  6. Is the Universe Transparent?

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    Liao, Kai; Li, Zhengxiang

    2015-01-01

    We present our study on cosmic opacity, which relates to changes in photon number as photons travel from the source to the observer. Cosmic opacity may be caused by absorption/scattering due to matter in the universe, or by extragalactic magnetic fields that can turn photons into unobserved particles (e.g. light axions, chameleons, gravitons, Kaluza-Klein modes), and it is crucial to correctly interpret astronomical photometric measurements like type Ia supernovae observations. On the other hand, the expansion rate at different epochs, i.e. the observational Hubble parameter data $H(z)$, are obtained from differential ageing of passively evolving galaxies or from baryon acoustic oscillations and thus are not affected by cosmic opacity. In this work, we first construct opacity-free luminosity distances from $H(z)$ determinations, taking correlations between different redshifts into consideration for our error analysis. Moreover, we let the light-curve fitting parameters, accounting for distance estimation in t...

  7. Warped Universal Extra Dimensions

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    Medina, Anibal D

    2010-01-01

    We consider a 5D warped scenario with a KK-parity symmetry, where the non-trivial warping arises from the dynamics that stabilizes the size of the extra dimension. Generically, the lightest Kaluza-Klein (KK) particle is the first excitation of the radion field, while the next-to-lightest Kaluza-Klein particle is either the first excitation of the (RH) top quark or the first KK-parity odd Higgs. All these masses are expected to be of order the electroweak scale. We present simple analytical expressions for the masses and wavefunctions of the lowest lying KK modes, and derive the Feynman rules necessary for phenomenological applications. The framework allows to interpolate between a strongly warped scenario a la Randall-Sundrum (RS), and a weakly warped scenario that shares properties of both RS and Universal Extra Dimensions models.

  8. The Politics of Universalism

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    Simonsen, Karen-Margrethe

    2013-01-01

    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......’ 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...

  9. Magnetizing the universe

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    Subramanian, Kandaswamy

    2007-01-01

    The origin of cosmic magnetism is an issue of fundamental importance in astrophysics. We review here some of the ideas of how large scale magnetic fields in the universe, particularly in galaxies and galaxy clusters could arise. The popular paradigm involves the generation of a seed magnetic field followed by turbulent dynamo amplification of the seed field. We first outline various seed field generation mechanisms including Biermann batteries. These in general give a field much smaller than the observed field and so they require further amplification by dynamo action. The basic idea behind fluctuation dynamos, as applied to cluster magnetism and the mean-field helical dynamo as applied to disk galaxies, are outlined. Major difficulties with the dynamo paradigm are considered. It is particularly important to understand the nonlinear saturation of dynamos, and whether the fields produced are coherent enough on large-scales to explain the observed fields in galaxies and clusters. At the same time the alternativ...

  10. 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 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...

  11. Behavioral medicine in Teikyo University and Toho University

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    Takeuchi, Takeaki; Hashizume, Masahiro

    2016-01-01

    Behavioral medicine has increased in importance to become a promising field in medical education. The Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health and Toho University School of Medicine were evaluated in terms of their educational emphasis on behavioral medicine. The Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health has the following five core requirements, as in the global standards: behavioral medicine, biostatistics, epidemiology, occupational health, and health policy management. B...

  12. Acceleration of Black Hole Universe

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    Zhang, Tianxi

    2012-05-01

    An alternative cosmological model called black hole universe has been recently proposed by the author. According to this model, the universe originated from a hot star-like black hole, and gradually grew up through a supermassive black hole to the present state by accreting ambient materials and merging with other black holes. The entire space is structured with an infinite number of layers hierarchically. The innermost three layers are the universe that we live, the outside space called mother universe, and the inside star-like and supermassive black holes called child universes. The outermost layer has an infinite radius and limits to zero for both the mass density and absolute temperature. All layers or universes are governed by the same physics, the Einstein general theory of relativity with the Robertson-Walker metric of space-time, and tend to expand outward physically. The evolution of the space structure is iterative. When one universe expands out, a new similar universe grows up from its inside. In this study. we will analyze the acceleration of black hole universe that accretes its ambient matter in an increasing rate. We will also compare the result obtained from the black hole universe model with the measurement of type Ia supernova and the result from the big bang cosmology.

  13. Fred Hoyle's Universe

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    Gregory, Jane

    2005-08-01

    Fred Hoyle was a Yorkshire truant who became the voice of British astronomy. For fifty years, he spoke out for astronomy in the newspapers, on government committees, at scientific meetings, in popular books and on the radio. He devised a never-ending history of the universe, and worked out how the elements were made. He founded a prestigious institute for theoretical astronomy and built a giant telescope, and if it rained on his summer holiday, he sat in his caravan and wrote science fiction novels for his legions of fans around the world. Fred Hoyle also claimed that diseases fall from the sky, that the big bang never happened, and that the Astronomer Royal should be abolished. When the outspoken Fred Hoyle spoke out for astronomy, some astronomers really wished he had kept his mouth shut. This book tells the behind-the-scenes story of Hoyle's widely acclaimed and deeply controversial role in the ideas, organization and public face of astronomy in post-war Britain. It chronicles the triumphs, acrimony, jealousies, rewards and bitter feuds of a field in turmoil, and meets the astronomers, contemplating cosmic questions, keeping secrets, losing their tempers, winkling information out of distant stars and, over tea on the lawn, discussing the finer points of libel law. Fred Hoyle's Universe draws on previously confidential government documents, recently released personal correspondence and interviews with Hoyle's friends, colleagues and critics, as well as with Hoyle himself, to bring you the man, the science, and the scandal behind the genial and genteel facade of the most exciting period in the history of astronomy.

  14. The last universal physicist

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    Born in Rome in 1901, Fermi was the last universal physicist - the most extraordinary of his century. He was at home in the workshop, the laboratory and among theoretical physicists. For the theorists he was a great theorist, and for the experimentalists he was a great experimentalist. What made Fermi so special as a physicist was his universality and versatility; what made him so special as a person was his modesty, realism and frugal lifestyle. This book, which describes Fermi's contributions to physics and the US period of his life, originated from a symposium that was held in Chicago in 2001 to commemorate the centenary of his birth. But it is not merely a volume of reminiscences. It combines essays, specially commissioned articles, as well as private material from Fermi's research notebooks, correspondence and speeches. Together the material highlights the breadth of his impact on physics. A classic biographical introduction by Emilio Segre is followed by an article in which Frank Wilczek, who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics last year, puts into perspective Fermi's huge contributions to physics. The list of his achievements is impressive. They include the introduction of Fermi statistics for half-integer-spin particles (1925) - now called fermions - that led to the concept of the 'Fermi surface' in condensed-matter and nuclear physics; the vector-coupling theory for beta-decay (1933), which formulated the proper structure of the weak interaction where the 'Fermi constant' measures the strength of the coupling; and the introduction, with his Rome group, of neutron-induced radioactivity and the study of slow-neutron interactions (1934). As a researcher and a teacher, Fermi inspired two generations and two continents - a man whose charismatic nature attracted many talented scientists and students to Chicago. What emerges from this book is the gratitude of so many extraordinary physicists to their master, who instilled in them a passion that has lasted a

  15. Open University Center of the Pontifical Javeriana University, Colombia

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    Omayra Parra de Marroquin

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available According to Garcia Canclini (1990 there is the assumption that Colombia is a hybrid society. Upon this standpoint, and within a traditional higher education structure characterized by being fundamentally conventional or campus based, the Open University Center of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana was created as an education program that breaks with every traditional scheme, which in turn, encourages a new learning pattern. The Open University Center emerges as a "social response" focused on the "here and now" of today's society in Colombia.The Javeriana University (a hybrid university can be placed in this context as well as the Open University Center, as a part of it. Since its creation, through its programs this center offers education to the most vulnerable of Colombia's population, contributing to raise their quality of life.In this article, the authors outline the Open University Center's place in the University's context: its historical development and its structure concerning students, programs, regulations, infrastructure and technological equipment. They also identify the implications and relationships of the traditional education proper of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, as well as the projection and contributions of the Open University Center to the University's future in the pedagogical order of distance education towards virtual education.

  16. 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.

  17. Is the Universe logotropic?

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    Chavanis, Pierre-Henri

    2015-07-01

    We consider the possibility that the universe is made of a single dark fluid described by a logotropic equation of state P = A ln( ρ/ρ*, where ρ is the rest-mass density, ρ * is a reference density, and A is the logotropic temperature. The energy density ɛ is the sum of two terms: a rest-mass energy term ρ c 2 that mimics dark matter and an internal energy term u( ρ) = - P( ρ) - A that mimics dark energy. This decomposition leads to a natural, and physical, unification of dark matter and dark energy, and elucidates their mysterious nature. In the early universe, the rest-mass energy dominates and the dark fluid behaves as pressureless dark matter ( P ≃ 0, ɛ ∝ a -3. In the late universe, the internal energy dominates and the dark fluid behaves as dark energy ( P ˜ - ɛ, ɛ ∝ ln a. The logotropic model depends on a single parameter B = A / ρ Λ c 2 (dimensionless logotropic temperature), where ρ Λ = 6.72 × 10-24 g m-3 is the cosmological density. For B = 0, we recover the ΛCDM model with a different justification. For B > 0, we can describe deviations from the ΛCDM model. Using cosmological constraints, we find that 0 ≤ B ≤ 0.09425. We consider the possibility that dark matter halos are described by the same logotropic equation of state. When B > 0, pressure gradients prevent gravitational collapse and provide halo density cores instead of cuspy density profiles, in agreement with the observations. The universal rotation curve of logotropic dark matter halos is consistent with the observational Burkert profile (Burkert, Astrophys. J. 447, L25 (1995)) up to the halo radius. It decreases as r -1 at large distances, similarly to the profile of dark matter halos close to the core radius (Burkert, arXiv:1501.06604). Interestingly, if we assume that all the dark matter halos have the same logotropic temperature B, we find that their surface density Σ 0 = ρ0 r h is constant. This result is in agreement with the observations (Donato et al., Mon

  18. Accelerating Universe and Event Horizon

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    He, Xiao-Gang(INPAC, SKLPPC and Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China)

    2001-01-01

    It has been argued in the literature that if a universe is expanding with an accelerating rate indefinitely, it presents a challenge to string theories due to the existence of event horizons. We study the fate of a currently accelerating universe. We show that the universe will continue to accelerate indefinitely if the parameter $\\omega = p/\\rho$ of the equation of state is a constant, no matter how many different types of energy (matter, radiation, quintessence, cosmological constant and et...

  19. FRACTAL STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE

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    Timkov, Valery; Timkov, Serg; Zhukov, Vladimir

    2016-01-01

    It is a hypothesis about the hierarchical fractal structure of the Universe. According to the hypothesis the Universe consists of an infinite number of spatial and hierarchic fractal-spherical levels of matter that are nested within each other. In ascending order of spatial hierarchy, the following main fractals Universe that conventionally associated with the types of interactions of matter : nuclear , atomic, electromagnetic, gravitational. It can also be assumed that there exist fractals w...

  20. University Effect on Regional Inovation

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    Robin Cowan; Natalia Zinovyeva

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyzes empirically whether expansion of a university system affects local industry innovation. We examine how the opening of new university faculties in Italy during 1985-2000 affected regional innovation systems. We find that creation of a new university faculty increased regional innovation activity already within five years. On average, an opening of a new faculty has led to a seven percent change in the number of patents filed by regional firms. Given that this effect occurs ...

  1. Categorisation of Public Universities Funding

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    Abd Rahman Ahmad; Alan Farley; Ng Kim Soon

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to investigate the impact of Federal Government policy on the categorisation of Malaysian public universities. The results of a quantitative survey questionnaire for major data collection and qualitative focus group interviews confirm that the initiative have an impact on research and teaching activities in Malaysian public universities. It can be concluded that the categorisation of Malaysian public universities play an important role in the development of research and teachi...

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Multi-Particle Universal Processes

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    J. Novotný

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available We generalize bipartite universal processes to the subclass of multi-particle universal processes from one to N particles. We show how the general statement for a multi-particle universal process can be constructed. The one-parameter family of processes generating totally anti-symmetric states has been generalized to a multi-particle regime and its entanglement properties have been studied. A view is given on the complete positivity and the possible physical realization of universal processes. 

  6. FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS)

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    Federal Communications Commission — The Universal Licensing System allows electronic filing of applications processed by the Commission. The ULS allows you to indicate the application purpose and...

  7. The European System for Electing University Presidents and University Governance

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    Ma, Huaide

    2014-01-01

    The system of electing university presidents in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, and the United Kingdom has distinctive characteristics. Almost all university presidents are elected by teachers and students, either directly or indirectly through elections with government approval of the appointment a mere formality. Principles of these elections include…

  8. Inflation, Universality and Attractors

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    Scalisi, Marco

    2016-01-01

    In this PhD thesis, we investigate generic features of inflation which are strictly related to fundamental aspects of UV-physics scenarios, such as string theory or supergravity. After a short introduction to standard and inflationary cosmology, we present our research findings. On the one hand, we show that focusing on universality properties of inflation can yield surprisingly stringent bounds on its dynamics. This approach allows us to identify the regime where the inflationary field range is uniquely determined by both the tensor-to-scalar ratio and the spectral index. Then, we derive a novel field-range bound, which is two orders of magnitude stronger than the original one derived by Lyth. On the other hand, we discuss the embedding of inflation in supergravity and prove that non-trivial hyperbolic K\\"ahler geometries induce an attractor for the inflationary observables: the spectral tilt tends automatically to the center of the Planck dome whereas the amount of primordial gravitational waves is directly...

  9. The Holographic Universe

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    Luminet, Jean-Pierre

    2016-01-01

    I give a critical review of the holographic hypothesis, which posits that a universe with gravity can be described by a quantum field theory in fewer dimensions. I first recall how the idea originated from considerations on black hole thermodynamics and the so-called information paradox that arises when Hawking radiation is taken into account. String Quantum Gravity tried to solve the puzzle using the AdS/CFT correspondence, according to which a black hole in a 5-D anti-de Sitter space is like a flat 4-D field of particles and radiation. Although such an interesting holographic property, also called gauge/gravity duality, has never been proved rigorously, it has impulsed a number of research programs in fields as diverse as nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, general relativity and cosmology. I finally discuss the pros and cons of the holographic conjecture, and emphasizes the key role played by black holes for understanding quantum gravity and possible dualities between distant fields of theoretical p...

  10. 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...

  11. Universal Signal Conditioning Amplifier

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    Kinney, Frank

    1997-01-01

    The Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) and NASA-KSC entered into a cooperative agreement in March of 1994 to achieve the utilization and commercialization of a technology development for benefiting both the Space Program and U.S. industry on a "dual-use basis". The technology involved in this transfer is a new, unique Universal Conditioning Amplifier (USCA) used in connection with various types of transducers. The project was initiated in partnership with I-Net Corporation, Lockheed Martin Telemetry & Instrumentation (formerly Loral Test and Information Systems) and Brevard Community College. The project consists of designing, miniaturizing, manufacturing, and testing an existing prototype of USCA that was developed for NASA-KSC by the I-Net Corporation. The USCA is a rugged and field-installable self (or remotely)- programmable amplifier that works in combination with a tag random access memory (RAM) attached to various types of transducers. This summary report comprises performance evaluations, TRDA partnership tasks, a project summary, project milestones and results.

  12. 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.

  13. A World Nuclear University

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    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

  14. 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.

  15. Is the Universe logotropic?

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    Chavanis, Pierre-Henri

    2015-01-01

    We consider the possibility that the universe is made of a single dark fluid described by a logotropic equation of state $P=A\\ln(\\rho/\\rho_*)$, where $\\rho$ is the rest-mass density, $\\rho_*$ is a reference density, and $A$ is the logotropic temperature. The energy density $\\epsilon$ is the sum of two terms: a rest-mass energy term $\\rho c^2$ that mimics dark matter and an internal energy term $u(\\rho)=-P(\\rho)-A$ that mimics dark energy. This decomposition leads to a natural, and physical, unification of dark matter and dark energy, and elucidates their mysterious nature. The logotropic model depends on a single parameter $B=A/\\rho_{\\Lambda}c^2$ where $\\rho_{\\Lambda}$ is the cosmological density. For $B=0$, we recover the $\\Lambda$CDM model. Using cosmological constraints, we find that $0\\le B\\le 0.09425$. We consider the possibility that dark matter halos are described by the same logotropic equation of state. When $B>0$, pressure gradients prevent gravitational collapse and provide halo density cores inste...

  16. Outside the Gutenberg Universe

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    Eva Kodrič-Dačič

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Technological development has changed the media and formats for recording information, as well as the methods for their collection, preservation, reproduction and use. After six and a half centuries since the invention of printing press, electronic publications on Internet represent a revolutionary break-through in communication and data transmission. The new format has changed the publication to the extent that the library science should re-define the topic of its research, and re-consider the methods and procedures for its treatment. Consequently, the library science should refer to the underlying terminological and typological research, and re-define the subject of bibliographic processing and determine the elements for the subject’s identification. The new technological platform of electronic publications opens a range of possibilities, which make the significance and value of the established methods of knowledge management very relative, and thus also the basis of the library science and its “raisson d’ętre”. No cultural value is attached to electronic publications due to their specific characteristics, as it has been attached to a book in our civilization. Therefore, collection and long-term preservation of this material is not problematic only from the technological but also from the sociological aspect. By dealing with electronic media, library theory and practice finally step from the area of the known laws of the Gutenberg universe into the new space, where the new working rules will have to be established.

  17. Universal Sparse Modeling

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    Ramirez, Ignacio

    2010-01-01

    Sparse data models, where data is assumed to be well represented as a linear combination of a few elements from a dictionary, have gained considerable attention in recent years, and their use has led to state-of-the-art results in many signal and image processing tasks. It is now well understood that the choice of the sparsity regularization term is critical in the success of such models. In this work, we use tools from information theory, and in particular universal coding theory, to propose a framework for designing sparsity regularization terms which have several theoretical and practical advantages when compared to the more standard l0 or l1 ones, and which lead to improved coding performance and accuracy in reconstruction and classification tasks. We also report on further improvements obtained by imposing low mutual coherence and Gram matrix norm on the corresponding learned dictionaries. The presentation of the framework and theoretical foundations is complemented with examples in image denoising and c...

  18. 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...

  19. The rotating universe (philosophical understanding

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    Demidchenko V. V.

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    Full Text Available The subject matter of the article is a standard cosmological model of the Universe. Contemporary opinion regarding origin, structure, and evolution of the Universe is of great interest. The answer to the question of the Universe origin is given by the Big Bang Theory. Is it possible to be sure in this theory correctness, which persuading of the Universe origination from the singularity fluctuation, when the World had appeared from nowhere, that is from abstract nothingness, further accelerated expansion of the Universe following the Big Bang, and its development up to present with inexplicable source of energy for that. However, in the extreme end of the meta-universe the speed of stellar formations runaway is about the light velocity. Further, there is a new problem, the finiteness of the Universe. There are two counter-opinions, if the expanding Universe is finite or infinite. A very important question arises here, the question regarding isolatedness of the Universe as a system. The problem of the Universe heat death (when the matter will stop its movement is closely connected with it. For this reason it is the time to discuss the Universe entropy. There is a short description of notions and problems with reference to this branch of knowledge, as well as of Doppler and Ritz effects alongside with Habble Law. The authors’ detailed interpretation of an entropy is also suggested. The analysis of the existing model is followed by the idea of the authors about the Universe organization. The style of the article is popular-science. In the first part of the article the existing concept of the Expanding Universe Theory and the dynamical Friedmann-Lemaitre models are described; it deals with the existing concept of the Big Bang Theory as well as the dark energy and the dark matter notions. In the second part the author gives detailed interpretation of an entropy. In the last part the problem of theoretical basis and fact nonconformity within the

  20. 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.…

  1. 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

  2. 'Universal' FitzGerald Contractions

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    Gogberashvili, Merab

    2008-01-01

    The model of a universe with a preferred frame, which nevertheless shares the main properties with traditional special and general relativity theories, is considered. We adopt Mach's interpretation of inertia and show that the energy balance equation, which includes the Machian energy of gravitational interactions with the universe, can imitate standard relativistic formulas.

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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

  6. On evolution of the Universe

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    We consider the model of evolution of the Universe, in which Big Bang is an explosion of the photon superstar. The inflationary epoch is not necessary in the model. The model describes the basic observable phenomena: expansion of the Universe with acceleration, homogeneity and isotropy, absence of an antimatter, almost flat metrics

  7. Spectral dimension of the universe

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    Ambjørn, J.; Jurkiewicz, J.; Loll, R.

    2006-01-01

    We measure the spectral dimension of universes emerging from nonperturbative quantum gravity, defined through state sums of causal triangulated geometries. While four-dimensional on large scales, the quantum universe appears two-di- mensional at short distances. We conclude that quantum gravity may

  8. 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…

  9. Are Universities Becoming More Unequal?

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    Yan, Lau; Rosen, Harvey S.

    2016-01-01

    Observers have expressed concern about growing inequality in resources across universities. But are universities really becoming more unequal? We argue that the typical approach of examining endowment growth alone is not sensible. In line with the literature on household inequality, we focus instead on a comprehensive income measure. We find that…

  10. About Strongly Universal Cellular Automata

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    Maurice Margenstern

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we construct a strongly universal cellular automaton on the line with 11 states and the standard neighbourhood. We embed this construction into several tilings of the hyperbolic plane and of the hyperbolic 3D space giving rise to strongly universal cellular automata with 10 states.

  11. University involvement in sustainability initiatives

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    Lehmann, Martin; Christensen, Per; Thrane, Mikkel;

    2007-01-01

    With an outset in the case of Aalborg University, the linkages (actual, potential and missing) between academic work in research & education and sustainability initiatives are explored. The focus is both on the university's core activities as a provider of research and education and on the univer......With an outset in the case of Aalborg University, the linkages (actual, potential and missing) between academic work in research & education and sustainability initiatives are explored. The focus is both on the university's core activities as a provider of research and education...... 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...

  12. Small Turing universal signal machines

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    Jérôme Durand-Lose

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This article aims at providing signal machines as small as possible able to perform any computation (in the classical understanding. After presenting signal machines, it is shown how to get universal ones from Turing machines, cellular-automata and cyclic tag systems. Finally a halting universal signal machine with 13 meta-signals and 21 collision rules is presented.

  13. Environmental Management at Swedish Universities

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    Arvidsson, Karin

    2004-01-01

    Since 1996, all Swedish public authorities, which includes most universities, have been made responsible for contributing to the sustainable development of the society. Swedish universities are thus required to submit annual environmental reports about their policies, structures and actions. This study provides a review of the activities that…

  14. Universities: Engaging with Local Communities

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    This leaflet illustrates the many ways in which universities impact on the local area. Universities are a major contributor to the economy in their own right, both as employers and purchasers of goods. Their social and cultural influence is also felt through their provision of: (1) art galleries, museums and exhibitions; (2) cinemas and theatres;…

  15. Achieving universal access to broadband

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    Falch, Morten; Henten, Anders

    2009-01-01

    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...

  16. University Research: Understanding Its Role

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    Association of American Universities, 2011

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    Since World War II, the federal government has maintained a partnership with the nation's research universities, based on the bipartisan consensus that (1) the nation needs to invest its resources in curiosity-driven, competitively awarded basic research, and (2) basic research is best conducted at the nation's universities. As a result of that…

  17. Jaspers' Concept of the University

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    Burch, Robert

    1976-01-01

    The general character of Jaspers' idea of the university is outlined, and some basic objections to that view are examined. Throughout the paper an attempt is made to establish the relevance of Jaspers' work to current university problems. (Author/LBH)

  18. The Black Hole Universe Model

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    Zhang, Tianxi

    2014-06-01

    The black hole universe model is a multiverse model of cosmology recently developed by the speaker. According to this new model, our universe is a fully grown extremely supermassive black hole, which originated from a hot star-like black hole with several solar masses, and gradually grew up from a supermassive black hole with million to billion solar masses to the present state with trillion-trillion solar masses by accreting ambient matter or merging with other black holes. The entire space is structured with infinite layers or universes hierarchically. The innermost three layers include the universe that we live, the inside star-like and supermassive black holes called child universes, and the outside space called mother universe. The outermost layer is infinite in mass, radius, and entropy without an edge and limits to zero for both the matter density and absolute temperature. All layers are governed by the same physics and tend to expand physically in one direction (outward or the direction of increasing entropy). The expansion of a black hole universe decreases its density and temperature but does not alter the laws of physics. The black hole universe evolves iteratively and endlessly without a beginning. When one universe expands out, a new similar one is formed from inside star-like and supermassive black holes. In each of iterations, elements are resynthesized, matter is reconfigurated, and the universe is renewed rather than a simple repeat. The black hole universe is consistent with the Mach principle, observations, and Einsteinian general relativity. It has only one postulate but is able to explain all phenomena occurred in the universe with well-developed physics. The black hole universe does not need dark energy for acceleration and an inflation epoch for flatness, and thus has a devastating impact on the big bang model. In this talk, I will present how this new cosmological model explains the various aspects of the universe, including the origin

  19. 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.

  20. Cognitive biases and language universals

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    Baronchelli, Andrea; Puglisi, Andrea

    2013-01-01

    Language universals have been longly attributed to an innate Universal Grammar. An alternative explanation states that linguistic universals emerged independently in every language in response to shared cognitive, though non language-specific, biases. A computational model has recently shown how this could be the case, focusing on the paradigmatic example of the universal properties of color naming patterns, and producing results in accurate agreement with the experimental data. Here we investigate thoroughly the role of a cognitive bias in the framework of this model. We study how, and to what extent, the structure of the bias can influence the corresponding linguistic universal patterns. We show also that the cultural history of a group of speakers introduces population-specific constraints that act against the uniforming pressure of the cognitive bias, and we clarify the interplay between these two forces. We believe that our simulations can help to shed light on the possible mechanisms at work in the evol...

  1. 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...... that a fuller understanding of university autonomy can only be obtained through a holistic view of the complex inter-relationships between stakeholders and policies which can reinforce and, equally, pull in opposite directions. This holistic view is represented in a model of institutional university autonomy......, 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....

  2. Banach spaces of universal disposition

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    Aviles, Antonio; Castillo, Jesus M F; Gonzalez, Manuel; Moreno, Yolanda

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we present a method to obtain Banach spaces of universal and almost-universal disposition with respect to a given class $\\mathfrak M$ of normed spaces. The method produces, among other, the Gurari\\u{\\i} space $\\mathcal G$ (the only separable Banach space of almost-universal disposition with respect to the class $\\mathfrak F$ of finite dimensional spaces), or the Kubis space $\\mathcal K$ (under {\\sf CH}, the only Banach space with the density character the continuum which is of universal disposition with respect to the class $\\mathfrak S$ of separable spaces). We moreover show that $\\mathcal K$ is not isomorphic to a subspace of any $C(K)$-space -- which provides a partial answer to the injective space problem-- and that --under {\\sf CH}-- it is isomorphic to an ultrapower of the Gurari\\u{\\i} space. We study further properties of spaces of universal disposition: separable injectivity, partially automorphic character and uniqueness properties.

  3. University cardiology clinic.

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    Borozanov, V

    2013-01-01

    In distant 1972, within framework of the Internal Clinic, a cardiologic department was organized which was soon, on 29.XII.1974, transformed into the Cardiology Clinic, later the Institute for Heart Diseases, and in 2008 was renamed the University Cardiology Clinic. The greater part of its foundation was possible owing to Prof. Dimitar Arsov and Prof. Radovan Percinkovski, who was the clinic's first director in the period from 1974 to 1984. In 1985, the Clinic moved into its own new building, and in that way was physically detached from the Internal Clinics. Until its move to the new building, the Clinic functioned in the Internal Clinics building, organized as an outpatient polyclinic and inpatient infirmary department with clinical beds, a coronary intensive care unit and a haemodynamics laboratory equipped with the most modern equipment of that time. Today the Clinic functions through two integral divisions: an inpatient infirmary department which comprises an intensive coronary care unit and fourteen wards which altogether have 139 clinical beds, and the diagnostic centre which comprises an emergency clinic and day hospital, a communal and consultative outpatients' clinic functioning on a daily basis, through which some 300-350 patients pass every day, and diagnostic laboratories with a capacity of nearly 100 non-invasive and 20-30 invasive diagnostic procedures daily. The Clinic is a teaching base, and its doctors are educators of students at the Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Faculties, and also of students at the High School for Nurses and X-ray technicians, but also for those in Internal Medicine and especially Cardiology. The Clinic is also a base for scientific Masters' and post-doctoral studies, and such higher degrees are achieved not only by doctors who work here, but also by doctors from Medical Centres both in the country and abroad. Doctors working in this institution publish widely, not only a great number of books and monographs, but also original

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    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.

  6. Soldier universal robot controller

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    Hyams, Jeffrey; Batavia, Parag; Liao, Elizabeth; Somerville, Andrew

    2008-04-01

    The Soldier Universal Robot Controller (SURC) is a modular OCU designed for simultaneous control of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. It has a well defined, published API., defined using XML schemas, that allows other potential users of the system to develop their own modules for rapid integration with SURC. The SURC architecture is broken down into three layers: User Interface, Core Functions, and Transport. The User Interface layer is the front end module which provides the human computer interface for user control of robots. The Core layer is further divided into the following modules: Capabilities, Tactical, Mobility, and World Model. The Capabilities module keeps track of the known robots and provides a list of specifications and services. The Mobility module provides path planning via D*, while the Tactical module provides higher level mission planning (multi-agent/multi-mission) capabilities for collaborative operations. The World Model module is a relational database which stores world model objects. Finally, a Transport module provides translation from the SURC architecture to the robot specific messaging protocols (such as JAUS). This allows fast integration of new robot protocols into an existing SURC implementation to enable a new system to rapidly leverage existing SURC capabilities. The communication between different modules within the SURC architecture is done via XML. This gives developers and users the flexibility to extend existing messages without breaking backwards compatibility. The modularity of SURC offers users and developers alike the capability to create custom modules and plug them into place, as long as they follow the pre defined messaging API for that module.

  7. The INTEGRAL Universe

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    Schoenfelder, V.; Lichti, G.; Winkler, C.

    2004-10-01

    The 5th INTEGRAL workshop "The INTEGRAL Universe" was held at the premises of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich, Germany, from February 16 - 20, 2004. The workshop was attended by over 230 scientists from all over the world. The aim of the workshop was twofold: to bring the scientists together who are using data from the INTEGRAL mission and to present first results which were obtained by the four INTEGRAL instruments during the first 18 months of operation. It was for the first time after launch that INTEGRAL results were presented and discussed in a broader scientific context and compared with results obtained with other instruments at different wavelengths (especially in the optical, infrared and radio). Naturally the results concentrated mainly on the hard X-ray regime since photons are plentiful and the sensitivity of the INTEGRAL instruments is best there. But also very interesting early results at low-energy gamma-rays, especially on gamma-ray lines, were presented. Because of INTEGRAL?s ability to measure and localize gamma-ray bursts quickly, this topic also drew a lot of attention and stimulating results were presented. The following list emphasizes the scientific importance of the topics which were covered by 6 invited, 1 special and 64 contributed talks as well as about 180 posters: + Nucleosynthesis and gamma-ray line spectroscopy + Pulsars + X-ray binaries (with neutron stars and black holes) + Interstellar continuum emission + AGN (Seyferts and Blazars) + Clusters of galaxies + Cosmic background radiation + Gamma-ray bursts + Unidentified gamma-ray sources + Solar flare gamma-rays + Data analysis (posters only) * Future instruments and missions (posters only)

  8. Asian top universities in six world university ranking systems

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    Mahmood Khosrowjerdi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available 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 these international rankings. For example it was found some correlations between QS-Webometrics rankings (R= 0.78; QS-THE rankings (R= 0.53; and Shanghai-HEEACT rankings (R= 0.58. The highest correlation rate belongs to QS-Webometrics (R=0.78. The findings show no evidence to prove that the origin country of ranking system has any bias toward the rank of universities of its own country among other countries. For instance QS ranking of the United States classifies many universities of China and Japan as top Asian universities. HEEACT Ranking System of Taiwan includes just one university of Taiwan in the high ranking category (as other rankings do. Shanghai Ranking of China assigns a lower grade to universities of China and Hong Kong in comparison with QS ranking of the USA. Finally, some suggestions are made to improve the benefits of the ranking systems in order to promote the situation of higher education in the world, and recommendations for combining the indicators of these ranking systems to have a more comprehensive one for the world.

  9. The international and national university rankings as an constituent of university`s competitiveness

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    Yu.S. Shypulina

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the article. The aim of the article is to define the importance of participation in World or National universities rankings for higher university institutions as an effective tool in development and improvement of higher education system in total. The results of the analysis. Today the educational market actively interact universities (enterprises that provide educational services and consumers (students who choose university and receive services. The main feature is the intangibility of educational services. Education is intangible and therefore difficult to assess its quality until purchased. Educational services require engineering experience of beneficiaries: university should make a clear image of what perception of reality and knowledge it wants to form for customer. It is important to develop together operational and contextual reinforcements of this impression. Educational services also feature inseparability of service provider. The process of providing educational services and consumption are almost always simultaneous. It should be mentioned that for a long time universities functioned as closed structures, the aim of which is fundamental and applied research and commercialization of their results. Nowadays new market realities show the necessity to provide new managerial forms of modern university. The top task of any university today is not only hiring students, but search for partners and providing of scientific research also. That is where international ratings help. International ratings become indicators of prestige. Relying on the rating results many decisions are made (i. e. decision on university to study, decision on scientific or business partnership. The most authoritative international university rankings are ARWU, QS World University Ranking and Times Higher Education. Ukrainian universities should focus on them in planning their foreign marketing policy. University rankings can be a competitive business

  10. Universal tritium transmitter

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    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)

  11. 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.

  12. The Popular University in Brazil

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    José Eustáquio Romão

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on the Brazilian university crisis and its alternative for change and innovation, at the curricula and at the institutional level. It points out the university capacity to take into account critical contexts, developing political and epistemological actions in order to struggle with social problems. In its struggle, university is shown as responsible of the solutions of humans are exposed by their social and political contexts. Brazilian university has gotten the legacy from European corporative model and also from American technocratic idiosyncrasy. The Southern Frontier Federal University (UFFS is one of the new federal universities created by the government into the National Program for Education (2000-2010 in order to extend the range of access to public higher education along the country. Thus, this university tries to solve some of the historical educational problems of Brazilian education. This article discusses this project and points out some insight regarding this topic.Received: 11/08/2013 / Accepted: 30/10/2013How to reference this articleRomão, J. E., Loss, A. S. (2014. A Universidade Popular no Brasil. Foro de Educación, 12(16, pp. 141-168. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14516/fde.2014.012.016.006

  13. Acceleration of black hole universe

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    Zhang, T. X.; Frederick, C.

    2014-01-01

    Recently, Zhang slightly modified the standard big bang theory and developed a new cosmological model called black hole universe, which is consistent with Mach's principle, governed by Einstein's general theory of relativity, and able to explain all observations of the universe. Previous studies accounted for the origin, structure, evolution, expansion, and cosmic microwave background radiation of the black hole universe, which grew from a star-like black hole with several solar masses through a supermassive black hole with billions of solar masses to the present state with hundred billion-trillions of solar masses by accreting ambient matter and merging with other black holes. This paper investigates acceleration of the black hole universe and provides an alternative explanation for the redshift and luminosity distance measurements of type Ia supernovae. The results indicate that the black hole universe accelerates its expansion when it accretes the ambient matter in an increasing rate. In other words, i.e., when the second-order derivative of the mass of the black hole universe with respect to the time is positive . For a constant deceleration parameter , we can perfectly explain the type Ia supernova measurements with the reduced chi-square to be very close to unity, χ red˜1.0012. The expansion and acceleration of black hole universe are driven by external energy.

  14. In Search of Cultural Universals: Translation Universals. Case Studies

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    Gabriela DIMA

    2014-01-01

    Knowledge of the world is disclosed under various shapes, among which language is the best representative. Specific to humans, it renders feelings and thoughts concerning different communication contexts where words become dynamic primitives endowed with meanings, which recreate themes and reconfigure space and time as universal coordinates. The main objective of the paper is to provide a tentative analysis of the way in which translation universals are manifest in translating proverbs and...

  15. Aplicación para la gestión de banca electrónica

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    Gil Díaz, Luis

    2009-01-01

    El presente proyecto tiene como objetivo diseñar un sistema de gestión bancaria online que acerque la sucursal bancaria a casa de los clientes ofreciendo todo tipo de servicios. Un sistema de estas características deber ser plenamente disponible, estable, multicanal, multiplataforma, escalable, y muchas cosas más. Los objetivos son: • Especificación de requisitos de sistemas de información siguiendo una metodología determinada. • Diseño y modelado de sistemas utilizando lenguajes univer...

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

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    López Miguens, M. J.; Rodríguez Comesaña, L.; González Vázquez, E.

    2010-01-01

    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....

  17. Importancia del sitio web en la banca online: Influencia sobre la conianza

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    López Miguens, M. J.; Rodríguez Comesaña, L.; González Vázquez, E.

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines the impact of the quality of the financial website in the generation of trust that users of the Internet developed into the canal. With this purpose, we discuss the hypothesis that establishes a relationship between both constructs and that it will allow to verify if the design, navigation structure and the information contained on the site favor in the user the appearance of the confidence online, understood this in terms of reliability and safety and privacy. For contras...

  18. 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.

  19. 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: E58Keywords: European Central Bank

  20. Alle origini del romanzo aziendale. Lessico e narrazione in La morte in banca di Giuseppe Pontiggia

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    Alessandro Ceteroni

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available L’articolo sviluppa un’analisi testuale del primo romanzo di Giuseppe Pontiggia, La morte in ban- ca, sfruttando la teoria degli schema e degli script per ricostruire i processi della fruizione narrativa del lettore, e la teoria della conoscenza incarnata per l’analisi dell’identità narrativa del protago- nista Carabba. Si propone un’interpretazione complessiva del testo incentrata sul tema dell’utopia, che consente di cogliere la profonda attualità di questo romanzo.

  1. Las cónicas en el diseño de soportes de una banca

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    Edwin Villogas Hinostroza

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una actividad colaborativa de Matemática en la que los alumnos determinan las ecuaciones y las gráficas de cónicas y rectas; y reconocen las ventajas de usar un software como Winplot o Geogebra para obtener las gráficas, así como para realizar cambios de forma rápida.

  2. L’espansione della Banca Commerciale Italiana in Europa orientale durante il fascismo

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    Alessandro Iacopini

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available After the Versailles treaty, the Italian Commercial Bank (Comit started a vigorous expansion in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The Comit created, in less than a ten years, a dense network of branches and affiliated that soon became a reference in the credit market of the successor states. At the same time, the rise to power of Benito Mussolini provoked a change in the course in the traditional Italian foreign policy in the Balkans that, since 1925, assumed more aggressive tones. Through complex and often contradictory diplomatic manoeuvres, Mussolini attracted Austria and Hungary toward Italy, and created a “transverse axis” to oppose pro-French alliance of the “Little Entente” and Germany’s strategies.

  3. ¿Acreedores leales o financistas inconstantes? La banca extranjera en América Latina

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    Arturo Galindo; Alejandro Micco; Andrew Powell

    2005-01-01

    (Disponible en idioma inglés únicamente) Proponemos que los bancos extranjeros pueden representar un elemento de compensación cuando sus receptores son países en desarrollo. Se formula un modelo de cartera para mostrar que es posible que un banco internacional más diversificado puede ofrecer un menor nivel de riesgo general y menos susceptibilidad a sacudidas de fondos, pero que puede reaccionar en mayor medida a las sacudidas que afectan a los rendimientos anticipados en un país receptor dad...

  4. 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

  5. La imagen corporativa de la banca comercial. Diferencias entre segmentos de consumidores

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    Rafael Bravo-Gil

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La gestión de la imagen corporativa resulta determinante dentro del entorno competitivo del sector financiero. En este trabajo se desarrolla una escala para su medición y se analizan las valoraciones realizadas por diferentes tipologías de consumidores en cinco entidades financieras. Los resultados muestran que existen diferencias en función de variables sociodemográficas como el sexo o la situación laboral del consumidor, así como por la utilización de determinados servicios financieros, y por la satisfacción mostrada por los clientes.

  6. Achieving Universal Access to Broadband

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    Morten FALCH

    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.

  7. 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

  8. 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...... 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....

  9. Cosmology in the plasma universe

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    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)

  10. 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...

  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. Information Classification on University Websites

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    Nawaz, Ather; Clemmensen, Torkil; Hertzum, Morten

    2011-01-01

    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...

  13. Information Classification on University Websites

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    Nawaz, Ather; Clemmensen, Torkil; Hertzum, Morten

    2011-01-01

    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...

  14. University upgrades SGI computing capacity

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    Trulove, Susan

    2005-01-01

    A new 64-processor SGI computer from Silicon Graphics Inc. will be delivered to Andrews Information Systems Building on April 22 and should be available to university researchers within 30 days, announced Terry Herdman, director of research computing.

  15. Internationalisation and the Neoliberal University

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    Kendra Strauss

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This short intervention explores recent research on gender and the status of women in geography and draws implications for the ramifications of the internationalisation in the context of the neoliberal university.

  16. Experience with WINDS Virtual University

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    Kravcik, Milos; Specht, Marcus

    2006-01-01

    Kravcik, M. & Specht, M. (2005). Experience with WINDS Virtual University. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 642-649). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

  17. British Telecom and Project Universe

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    Childs, G. H. L.; Morrow, G.

    1983-07-01

    Factors influencing the emergence of local area network (LANs) are covered along with British Telecom's involvement in Project Universe, an experiment to produce high-speed data links between several LANs in the United Kingdom with the Orbital Test Satellite (OTS). Other functions of Project Universe include measuring the network components performance, developing procedures for using the system for computer-computer and terminal-computer operations, and investigating the use of LAN satellites for business and computer communications. British Telecom has been involved with Project Universe since its inception. A standard Videotex system has been connected to the Cambridge Ring, consequently providing Videotex terminals attached to the ring access to a special Universe Prestel system. Future goals include replacing the OTS with a new satellite with a terminal operating at 8-10 Mbit/s. Block diagrams are provided.

  18. Universally Balanced Combinatorial Optimization Games

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    Xiaotie Deng

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available This article surveys studies on universally balanced properties of cooperative games defined in a succinct form. In particular, we focus on combinatorial optimization games in which the values to coalitions are defined through linear optimization programs, possibly combinatorial, that is subject to integer constraints. In economic settings, the integer requirement reflects some forms of indivisibility. We are interested in the classes of games that guarantee a non-empty core no matter what are the admissible values assigned to the parameters defining these programs. We call such classes universally balanced. We present characterization and complexity results on the universally balancedness property for some classes of interesting combinatorial optimization games. In particular, we focus on the algorithmic properties for identifying universally balancedness for the games under discussion.

  19. Refinements in the Jungle Universes

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    Simon-Petit, Alicia; Perez, Jérôme

    2016-01-01

    How can effective barotropic matter emerge from the interaction of cosmological fluids in an isotropic and homogeneous cosmological model? The dynamics of homogeneous and isotropic Friedmann-Lema\\^itre-Robertson-Walker universes is a natural special case of generalized Lotka-Volterra systems where each of the universe's fluid components can be seen as a competitive species in a predator-prey model. (Jungle universe : arXiv:1306.1037) In addition to numerical simulations illustrating this behaviour among the barotropic fluids filling the universe, we analytically pinpoint that effective time-dependent barotropic indices can arise from a physical coupling between those fluids whose dynamics could then look like that of another type of cosmic fluid, such as a cosmological constant. Since the nature of dark energy is still unknown, this dynamical approach could help understanding some of the properties of dark matter and dark energy at large cosmological scales.

  20. Neutrino number of the universe

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    The influence of grand unified theories on the lepton number of the universe is reviewed. A scenario is presented for the generation of a large (>> 1) lepton number and a small (<< 1) baryon number. 15 references

  1. Universal Algebras of Hurwitz Numbers

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    A. Mironov; Morozov, A; Natanzon, S.

    2009-01-01

    Infinite-dimensional universal Cardy-Frobenius algebra is constructed, which unifies all particular algebras of closed and open Hurwitz numbers and is closely related to the algebra of differential operators, familiar from the theory of Generalized Kontsevich Model.

  2. 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)

  3. Phase Transitions in the Universe

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    Gleiser, Marcello

    1998-01-01

    During the past two decades, cosmologists turned to particle physics in order to explore the physics of the very early Universe. The main link between the physics of the smallest and largest structures in the Universe is the idea of spontaneous symmetry breaking, familiar from condensed matter physics. Implementing this mechanism into cosmology leads to the interesting possibility that phase transitions related to the breaking of symmetries in high energy particle physics took place during the early history of the Universe. These cosmological phase transitions may help us understand many of the challenges faced by the standard hot Big Bang model of cosmology, while offering a unique window into the very early Universe and the physics of high energy particle interactions.

  4. Emergent Universe with Particle Production

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    Gangopadhyay, Sunandan; Saha, Anirban; Mukherjee, S.

    2016-10-01

    The possibility of an emergent universe solution to Einstein's field equations allowing for an irreversible creation of matter at the expense of the gravitational field is shown. With the universe being chosen as spatially flat FRW spacetime together with equation of state proposed in Mukherjee et al. (Class. Quant. Grav. 23, 6927, 2006), the solution exists when the ratio of the phenomenological matter creation rate to the number density times the Hubble parameter is a number β of the order of unity and independent of time. The thermodynamic behaviour is also determined for this solution. Interestingly, we also find that an emergent universe scenario is present with usual equation of state in cosmology when the matter creation rate is chosen to be a constant. More general class of emergent universe solutions are also discussed.

  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. 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."

  7. Emergent Universe with particle production

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    Gangopadhyay, Sunandan; Mukherjee, S

    2014-01-01

    The possibility of an emergent universe solution to Einstein's field equations allowing for an irreversible creation of matter at the expense of the gravitational field is shown. With the universe being chosen as spatially flat FRW spacetime together with equation of state proposed in [17], the solution exists when the ratio of the phenomenological matter creation rate to the number density times the Hubble parameter is a number $\\beta$ of the order of unity and independent of time. The thermodynamic behaviour is also determined for this solution. Interestingly, we also find that an emergent universe scenario is present with usual equation of state in cosmology when the matter creation rate is chosen to be a constant. More general class of emergent universe solutions are also discussed.

  8. Emergent Universe with Particle Production

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    Gangopadhyay, Sunandan; Saha, Anirban; Mukherjee, S.

    2016-06-01

    The possibility of an emergent universe solution to Einstein's field equations allowing for an irreversible creation of matter at the expense of the gravitational field is shown. With the universe being chosen as spatially flat FRW spacetime together with equation of state proposed in Mukherjee et al. (Class. Quant. Grav. 23, 6927, 2006), the solution exists when the ratio of the phenomenological matter creation rate to the number density times the Hubble parameter is a number β of the order of unity and independent of time. The thermodynamic behaviour is also determined for this solution. Interestingly, we also find that an emergent universe scenario is present with usual equation of state in cosmology when the matter creation rate is chosen to be a constant. More general class of emergent universe solutions are also discussed.

  9. Leadership turnover among university presidents

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    RÖBKEN, Heinke

    2007-01-01

    This study examines leadership succession among university presidents. Strategy researchers have emphasized that changing leaders is an important organizational decision which is likely to affect the strategic direction of the organization (e.g. Hambrick/Fukutomi 1991). Using longitudinal data on German university presidents and rectors, three issues are addressed: (1) Presidential tenure is related to selected organizational features. One characteristic to which particular importance is attr...

  10. University Physics Education using Facebook

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    Arribas Garde, Enrique; Nájera López, Alberto; Beléndez Vázquez, Augusto; Francés Monllor, Jorge; Mora Ley, César Eduardo; Franco, María Teresa

    2012-01-01

    The European Space for Higher Education, pushed by the Bologna process, demands a change in the way the courses in the University are taught. This has resulted in an increased importance being placed on individual work that the students do, but it should be always supervised and directed by the teacher. The supervision is generally carried out through three main ways: attended sessions, work in groups and that done at home. To cover all these new issues and needs many universities are applyin...

  11. Strategic university management and marketing)

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    Constantin Bratianu; Nicolae Al. Pop

    2007-01-01

    The Bologna process initiated a series of changes in the Romanian higher education structure, such that it will become comparable and compatible with the higher education systems from the other countries which signed the Bologna Declaration, in 1999. Implementing this process requirements and increasing the competitiveness of universities from this European area need new approaches in the university governance. In this perspective, the present paper deals with the problem of implementing stra...

  12. Social Inequality and the University

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    Georg, Werner

    2005-01-01

    Since Pierre Bourdieu's early work on «Reproduction», social inequality in the educational system and especially at university level was in the focus of sociological interest. On the background of Bourdieu's capital theory this contribution poses the question of how students from different social strata accumulate economic, social and cultural capital at the university. On the basis of a student survey conducted at the regions of Baden-Württemberg, Rhone-Alps and Catalunia, a comparison is ma...

  13. Researching British university sport initiations

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    Wintrup, Glen

    2011-01-01

    This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University. The study of sport initiations is in its infancy. So far, the North American-centric research has focussed on ‘exposing and condemning’ morally unacceptable initiation activities, which are referred to as hazing. Hazing moral panics in North America has resulted in universities utilising sport initiation empirical research to construct anti-hazing policies; policies proven to be ineffective i...

  14. Research Output of Australian Universities

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    Malcolm Abbot; Hristos Doucouliagos

    2003-01-01

    Research plays an important role in underpinning a country’s economic and social life. Universities are at the centre of the research and human capital generating process. The aim of this paper is to explore the links between research output, research income, academic and non-academic labour and some of the characteristics of Australian universities. The results indicate that research income, academic staff and post-graduates are all positively associated with research output. There are notic...

  15. Geometry of the quantum universe

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    A quantum universe with the global shape of a (Euclidean) de Sitter spacetime appears as dynamically generated background geometry in the causal dynamical triangulation (CDT) regularisation of quantum gravity. We investigate the micro- and macro-geometry of this universe, using geodesic shell decompositions of spacetime. More specifically, we focus on evidence of fractality and global anisotropy, and on how they depend on the bare coupling constants of the theory.

  16. Universality in the stock exchange

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    Gonçalves, Rui

    2008-01-01

    We analyze the constituents stocks of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor's 100 index of the NYSE stock exchange market. Surprisingly, we discovered that the distribution of the fluctuations of the cubic root of the squared daily return are close to the universal non-parametric Bramwell-Holdsworth-Pinton (BHP) distribution. Since the BHP probability density function appears in several other dissimilar phenomena, our result reveals an universal feature of the stock exchange market.

  17. Universality in quantum parametric correlations

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    Leboeuf, P.; Sieber, M.

    1999-01-01

    We investigate the universality of correlation functions of chaotic and disordered quantum systems as an external parameter is varied. A new, general scaling procedure is introduced which makes the theory invariant under reparametrizations. Under certain general conditions we show that this procedure is unique. The approach is illustrated with the particular case of the distribution of eigenvalue curvatures. We also derive a semiclassical formula for the non-universal scaling factor, and give...

  18. University Rankings and Social Science

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    Marginson, S.

    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 outputs are of no common value. It is necessary that rankings be soundly based in scientific terms if a virtuous relationship between performance and...

  19. Promotion marketing activities in universities

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    Guseva I.B.; Ledentcova E.A.

    2014-01-01

    The article discusses the need for promotion of educational services through such means of marketing communications as advertising and personal selling , able to satisfy user requests. The results of market research - questioning school graduates of Perm, which was carried out in order to create an effective advertising campaign to attract entrants. Experience can be used in the advertising campaign universities in Russia , in particular , Perm State National Research University.

  20. University Teaching with Digital Technologies

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    Marcelo-García, Carlos; Yot-Domínguez, Carmen; Mayor-Ruiz, Cristina

    2015-01-01

    This research aims to analyze the level of use of technology by university teachers. We are interested by the frequency of their use in designing the teaching-learning process. The research questions were: what types of learning activities which include are designed by university teachers? What types of technologies do teachers use in the design of their instruction? What is the level of use of digital technologies in the learning designs? To respond to these issues, we designed an inventory ...