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  1. Benjamin Franklin's Commemorative Medal "Libertas Americana": A Study in Rhetorical Iconology.

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    Olson, Lester C.

    1990-01-01

    Investigates the underlying rhetorical functions of how Benjamin Franklin used the medal to praise the national characters of France and the United States in those two countries, while he also used it to influence government policy in Malta and to vindicate himself from criticism in England. (KEH)

  2. Benjamin Franklin Street Academy.

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    Wohl, Seth F.

    In this evaluation report of the sixth year of operation of the Benjamin Franklin-Urban League Street Academy in New York City, it is recommended that the program be continued for the seventh year despite the poorer than expected student gains in all studied components and the sporadic student attendance pattern and high dropout rate. Students…

  3. Benjamin Franklin and medicine.

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    Hirschmann, J V

    2005-12-01

    Benjamin Franklin, called Dr. Franklin after receiving an honorary degree in 1759 for his contributions to understanding electricity, was not formally trained as a physician. Nevertheless, he had numerous interests in medicine, including experimentation, shrewd observations about health and disease in himself and others, civic activities, and inventions of medical devices. These achievements show his capacity for detailed, perceptive insights; his fastidiousness in recording his observations; and his thoughtful analyses of scientific phenomena and human conduct. In medicine, perhaps uniquely in his life, his major interests intersected: scientific pursuits, civic activities, amused scrutiny of human behavior, and the desire to improve the lot of his fellow man.

  4. A Story of Benjamin Franklin

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    刘小军

    2015-01-01

    Benjamin Franklin is forever remembered as"Doctor Franklin",philosopher,scientist and political leader.He built U.S.A.,for what the nation is today is largely due to the forethought,the wisdom,and the ability of Benjamin Franklin~①.Franklin’s life is full of

  5. Benjamin Franklin and Mesmerism, revisited.

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    McConkey, Kevin M; Perry, Campbell

    2002-10-01

    The authors revisit and update their previous historiographical note (McConkey & Perry, 1985) on Benjamin Franklin's involvement with and investigation of animal magnetism or mesmerism. They incorporate more recent literature and offer additional comment about Franklin's role in and views about mesmerism. Franklin had a higher degree of personal involvement with and a more detailed opinion of mesmerism than has been previously appreciated.

  6. Connect the Book. Benjamin Franklin

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    Brodie, Carolyn S.

    2004-01-01

    This article presents a brief review of James Cross Giblin's "The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin" (Scholastic, 2000). This book provides a real look at the life of one of America's most famous statesmen who was also a printer, inventor, and writer. The book additionally includes a chronology of Franklin's life, information about his many…

  7. Benjamin Franklin and the neurosciences.

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    Finger, Stanley

    2006-01-01

    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who is better known in other fields, especially colonial politics and international diplomacy, was an early, major contributor to the neurosciences from the New World. Among his accomplishments are: experiments on medical electricity as a possible cure for the palsies and hysteria; the first descriptions of how electricity affecting the brain can cause a specific type of amnesia; supporting the idea that cranial shocks might provide a cure for melancholia; showing that the cures performed by the Mesmerists to remove obstructions, including nerve blockages, rest on gullibility and suggestion, and recognizing the dangers, including those to the nerves, posed by exposure to lead. Franklin?s neuroscience was firmly based on experiments, careful observations, and hard data ? and finding clinical relevance for new discoveries was always on his mind.

  8. Benjamin Franklin and Shock-Induced Amnesia

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    Finger, Stanley; Zaromb, Franklin

    2006-01-01

    Shock-induced amnesia received considerable attention after Cerletti popularized electroconvulsive shock therapy in the late 1930s. Yet, often overlooked is the fact that Benjamin Franklin recognized that passing electricity through the head could affect memory for the traumatic event. Franklin described his findings on himself and others in…

  9. Benjamin Franklin High School Unit Program.

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    Wohl, Seth F.

    The Benjamin Franklin High School Unit Program in New York City was designed to overcome the serious academic deficiencies identified as criterion for entry into the program: retardation in reading and mathematics and to improve attitudes toward school, increase classroom attendance and participation, reduce the dropout rate, improve self-image…

  10. Benjamin Franklin's Evolving Views on Race and Ethnicity

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    Lapham, Steven S.; Saunders, Andrew

    2005-01-01

    More telling than his negative comments about Germans' shortcomings, was Benjamin Franklin's early attitude to slavery. In the 1730s, Franklin's newspaper, the Philadelphia Gazette, carried advertisements for black slaves, and he himself apparently participated in the slave trade, acting at the very least as the contact man for buyers and sellers.…

  11. Genius or Dynamic Learner? Benjamin Franklin's Path to Greatness

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    Marcum, James W.

    2008-01-01

    While the remarkable accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin are unparalleled, the means of their attainment can be considered more accessible to ordinary people and not necessarily attributable to a special genius. The steady development of Franklin's knowledge and skills is traced in light of a new model of "dynamic learning," which is a method…

  12. Benjamin Franklin, William Hewson and the Craven Street bones

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    Simon Hillson

    1998-11-01

    Full Text Available Renovation of the house in London where Benjamin Franklin lived has led to the discovery of the remains of a late eighteenth-century anatomy school. Investigations by bioarchaeologists from the Institute are revealing William Hewson's remarkable contribution to the development of anatomical science.

  13. Les modalités du temps chez Benjamin Franklin

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    Elise Marienstras

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La renommée multiséculaire de Benjamin Franklin tient surtout à sa qualité d'homme des Lumières. Cet article s'intéresse à l'extrême complexité de sa pensée sur le temps comme concept, comme mode de vie, comme outil pour s'enrichir, et comme vision générale du progrès du genre humain.The long-lasting fame of Benjamin Franklin rests principally on his characteristics as a scientist and a philosopher of the Enlightenment. This article raises the question of Franklin's conception of time and examines his numerous uses of « time » as a concept, as a way of living, as a means to obtain wealth, as a general vision of the progress of mankind.

  14. Benjamin Franklin:Deist,Agnostic,or Atheist?

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    Eric Luther Newhall

    1997-01-01

    Benjamin Franklin’s religious beliefs have long been a subject of both interest andcontroversy. He has been viewed variously as an atheist, a deist, and an orthodoxChristian. He tells us in his autobiography that during his youth in Boston he was "pointedat with Horror by Good People, as an Infidel or Atheist. Leo Lemay. pointing to

  15. Lessons from Benjamin Franklin's civic leadership: the Pennsylvania Hospital story.

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    Miller, I

    1988-01-01

    John Gardner has recently suggested that in a pluralistic society like ours there are many competing groups, each with its own purpose. This leads to fragmentation and conflict as various social systems and institutions interact and collide. We have seen this in health care where competition has eroded traditional provider-insurer-purchaser alliances and, for example, the access problem has grown rapidly. Leaders in such an environment, Gardner (1988) argues, must become involve with building more "mutually workable arrangements with systems external to their own... Leaders unwilling to do so are not serving the long-germ interest of their own constituents... Under the circumstances, all our leader must spend part of their time building community, dealing with polarization, and creating loyalty to the larger venture." Methods for building community in turbulent times are offered by our first health care social entrepreneur, Benjamin Franklin. The following case study presents Franklin's leadership style and the three-phase process of seeking the civic unity that created Franklin's leadership style and the three-phase process of seeking the civic unity that created Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation;s first community hospital. The discussion concludes with a consideration of Franklin's civic leadership in light of five leadership roles suggested by Gardner.

  16. The Way to Achieve Chinese Dream:Pragmatism of Benjamin Franklin

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    刘婕

    2016-01-01

    Benjamin Franklin is the Father of America. He is the pioneer of achieving the American dream. His pragmatism, which is the basis of American's values. The essay conclude the Benjamin Franklin's devotion on friendship, education, diplo-macy and writing in order to give some inspirations for us to achieve the Chinese dream.

  17. Benjamin Franklin's Pictorial Representations of the British Colonies in America: A Study in Rhetorical Iconology.

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    Olson, Lester C.

    1987-01-01

    Investigates the underlying reasons for the fundamental shift in Benjamin Franklin's portrayals of the British colonies in America. Explores the hypothesis that "Magna Britannia" was both a deliberative work directed toward the British Parliament and an apologetic work directed toward conservatives in the colonial public. Also discusses Franklin's…

  18. Draw the lightning down Benjamin Franklin and electrical technology in the age of enlightenment

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    Schiffer, Michael Brian; Bell, Carrie L

    2006-01-01

    Most of us know--at least we've heard--that Benjamin Franklin conducted some kind of electrical experiment with a kite. What few of us realize--and what this book makes powerfully clear--is that Franklin played a major role in laying the foundations of modern electrical science and technology. This fast-paced book, rich with historical details and anecdotes, brings to life Franklin, the large international network of scientists and inventors in which he played a key role, and their amazing inventions. We learn what these early electrical devices--from lights and motors to musical and medical i

  19. Three Early Champions of Education: Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush, and Noah Webster.

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    Blinderman, Abraham

    Franklin as a stateman, Rush as a physician, and Webster as a linguist and political commentator believed in a "general diffusion of knowledge" and wrote liberally on education. They sincerely believed in education as a civilizing agent, so all three helped found schools and colleges. Franklin's interests were educational philosophy; starting an…

  20. Electrotherapy for melancholia: the pioneering contributions of Benjamin Franklin and Giovanni Aldini.

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    Bolwig, Tom G; Fink, Max

    2009-03-01

    The electrical induction of seizures with a therapeutic aim began in 1938, but the history of electric currents to relieve mental illness began 2 centuries earlier with the pioneering work of the Italian Giovanni Aldini and the American Benjamin Franklin.These early experiments are described demonstrating that the electrical force encouraged hopeful applications. This history emphasizes the unique contribution in the induction of grand mal seizures as the therapeutic basis rather than the role of electricity alone.

  1. Electrotherapy for melancholia: the pioneering contributions of Benjamin Franklin and Giovanni Aldini

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    Bolwig, Tom G; Fink, Max

    2009-01-01

    The electrical induction of seizures with a therapeutic aim began in 1938, but the history of electric currents to relieve mental illness began 2 centuries earlier with the pioneering work of the Italian Giovanni Aldini and the American Benjamin Franklin.These early experiments are described...... demonstrating that the electrical force encouraged hopeful applications. This history emphasizes the unique contribution in the induction of grand mal seizures as the therapeutic basis rather than the role of electricity alone....

  2. Benjamin Franklin, electricity, and the palsies: on the 300th anniversary of his birth.

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    Finger, Stanley

    2006-05-23

    Benjamin Franklin was involved not only with the nature of electricity but with its possible medical utility. He conducted electrical experiments on people with palsies, notably those caused by stroke, to see if electricity from machines could restore movement. Franklin recognized that electricity was not the miraculous cure it was hoped to be, and he presented his findings in 1757 as communication to the Royal Society. Although he did not provide names or individual case studies in this communication, subsequently published in 1758, his personal letters reveal that he treated at least two important colonists: James Logan, William Penn's secretary and a prominent public official in Pennsylvania, and Jonathan Belcher, governor of several provinces. Franklin's private letters shed light on how he conducted his clinical "tryals" and why he drew the conclusions he did in his report to the Royal Society.

  3. Benjamin Franklin and his glass armonica: from music as therapeutic to pathological.

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    Finger, Stanley; Zeitler, William

    2015-01-01

    In 1762, Benjamin Franklin, then in London, wrote a letter to a colleague in Italy describing his latest invention, a musical instrument he called the "armonica," which was based on how rubbing a wet finger on the rims of wine glasses could produce musical tones. In contrast to earlier sets of wine glasses that could be tapped or rubbed, Franklin put a set of glass bowls differing in size on a horizontal rod turned by a food treadle, thus freeing both hands for touching the rotating glasses and allowing musicians to play more than two glasses at a time, as well as eliminating the nuisance of water tuning. Franklin played his instrument for pleasure, to manipulate the "passions" (emotions) and to treat melancholia. Nevertheless, late in his lifetime some individuals began to view glass armonica music differently, alleging it could cause nerve damage and mental problems. Here, we look at how Franklin used his glass armonica to manipulate the passions and examine what he must have thought about it supposedly causing health problems. We present Franklin as an empiricist, whose focus was more on results than theories; as an astute student of human behavior understanding the power of charms and other "nonsense"; and as a man of medicine living in an era when much was being attributed to the nerves, even though next to nothing was really known about the underlying nerve force. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Benjamin Franklin, 1706-2008 : anatomie d’un tricentenaire transatlantique

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    Marie-Jeanne Rossignol

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Cet article analyse le Tricentenaire de Benjamin Franklin, qui eut lieu de 2006 à 2008. A l’occasion de cette date anniversaire, de nombreux livres furent publiés, des colloques et expositions organisés aux Etats-Unis. Ces travaux et manifestations ont produit un nouveau regard, critique, sur Franklin, père fondateur assez extraordinaire. L’exposition principale est venue à Paris, au cours de l’hiver 2007-2008, clairement dans le cadre d’une volonté de rapprocher les deux pays à la suite des controverses suscitées par la Guerre en Irak. Cette commémoration franco-américaine a eu comme objectif principal de souligner la diplomatie et la collaboration transatlantiques, et non de présenter Franklin sous toutes ses facettes, et de l’intégrer au contexte de son époque dans son pays. Un symposium fut donc organisé à l’Université Paris – Diderot afin de mettre en valeur les travaux scientifiques sur Franklin, français, mais aussi étrangers. Les principales communications sont présentées dans ce dossier.This paper offers reflections on the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, which took place from 2006 to 2008. This anniversary was celebrated by many publications, conferences and exhibitions in the United States, producing a renewed and critical understanding of Franklin, “not your usual founding father”. The main exhibition travelled to France (2007-2008, clearly as part of an attempt to patch up relationships between the two countries in the wake of the Iraq war controversy. The main focus in this Franco-American commemoration was on transatlantic diplomacy and collaboration, not really on Franklin in his multiple capacities, in his time and country of birth. The conference organized at Université Paris-Diderot in January 2008 was by contrast a scholarly affair, highlighting work on Franklin conducted by French and foreign specialists. Most of the papers are presented here.

  5. Medical electricity and madness in the 18th century: the legacies of Benjamin Franklin and Jan Ingenhousz.

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    Beaudreau, Sherry Ann; Finger, Stanley

    2006-01-01

    Benjamin Franklin had at least two accidents that resulted in electricity passing through his brain. In addition, he witnessed a patient's similar accident and performed an experiment that showed how humans could endure shocks to the head without serious ill effects, other than amnesia. Jan Ingenhousz, Franklin's Dutch-born medical correspondent better known for his discovery of photosynthesis, also had a serious accident that sent electricity though his head and, in a letter to Franklin, he described how he felt unusually elated the next day. During the 1780s, Franklin and Ingenhousz encouraged leading French and English electrical "operators" to try shocking the heads of melancholic and other deranged patients in their wards. Although they did not state that they were responding to Ingenhousz's and Franklin's suggestions, Birch, Aldini, and Gale soon did precisely what Ingenhousz and Franklin had suggested. These practitioners did not appear to induce convulsions in their mentally ill patients, but they still reported notable successes.

  6. Obituary: Benjamin Franklin Peery Jr. (1922-2010)

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    Cowley, Charles

    2011-12-01

    Professor Benjamin F. Peery, Jr. died at his home in Silver Spring, MD of natural causes on 30 November 2010. His full life began in St. Joseph, MO (home of the Pony Express) on 4 March 1922. His father was a railway mail clerk, so his family moved frequently. Most of his childhood was spent in southeastern Minnesota. He enlisted in the army in 1942, and served in campaigns in North Africa and Italy. After his discharge in 1945, he enrolled in the University of Minnesota, earning a BS in Physics in 1949. One of his early hobbies was to build and fly model airplanes. His intention to pursue aeronautical engineering changed to physics, but after receiving a MS in physics from Fisk University in 1955, he decided on a career in astronomy. He told the editors of the PBS series The Astronomers (1991, in which his career is highlighted) he thought it was shamefully absurd not to know what made the stars shine. So he began PhD studies in astronomy at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). His dissertation was on the complex eclipsing binary VV Cephei, where a compact hot star passes behind a cool giant star, revealing the structure of that giant's atmosphere. This task was especially demanding because of the complexity of the system's spectrum and the formidable array of observations assembled by Ben's advisor, Dean McLaughlin. Fortunately, Ben's strong physics background enabled him to design and construct one of the first oscilloscope measuring engines, which his fellow students called the PeeryScope. The final (1961) dissertation is an impressive combination of observational and astrophysical analysis. His degree was obtained in 1962; he had already begun a career at the University of Indiana, where he taught and did research (1959--1976). The Indiana years were highly productive. In addition to his own research, he was advisor on six PhD dissertations, and a master's thesis. Several of his students have also had productive careers. An ADS search on his students' names

  7. Balloon Measurements of Electric Fields in Thunderstorms: A Modern Version of Benjamin Franklin's Kite

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    Marshall, T. C.; Stolzenburg, M.

    2006-12-01

    One of Benjamin Franklin's most famous experiments was the kite experiment, which showed that thunderstorms are electrically charged. It is not as commonly noted that the kite experiment was also one of the the first attempts to make an in situ measurement of any storm parameter. Franklin realized the importance of making measurements close to and within storms, and this realization has been shared by later atomspheric scientists. In this presentation we focus on a modern version of Franklin's kite--instrumented balloons--used for in situ measurements of electric field and other storm parameters. In particular, most of our knowledge of the charge structure inside thunderstorms is based on balloon soundings of electric field. Balloon measurements of storm electricity began with the work of Simpson and colleagues in the 1930's and 1940's. The next major instrumentation advances were made by Winn and colleagues in the 1970's and 1980's. Today's instruments are digital versions of the Winn design. We review the main instrument techniques that have allowed balloons to be the worthy successors to kites. We also discuss some of the key advances in our understanding of thunderstorm electrification made with in situ balloon-borne instruments.

  8. Creating the Connected Institution: Toward Realizing Benjamin Franklin and Ernest Boyer's Revolutionary Vision for American Higher Education

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    Harkavy, Ira

    2015-01-01

    In this article, Ira Harkavy points to the beliefs that education and schooling significantly determine the character of a society, and that higher education has broad societal impacts, including helping to shape the rest of the schooling system. It is this core idea that unites the work of Benjamin Franklin and Ernest Boyer and serves as the…

  9. Final Report of the Evaluation of the Benjamin Franklin Urban League Street Academy, ESEA Title I 1969-1970.

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    The purpose of the Benjamin Franklin Urban League Street Academy Program is to help students stay in school, help dropouts to return to school, or help students enter the job market. The program was evaluated in three categories: East Side Cluster Service, summer enrichment, and educational programs. The major evaluation objectives were to…

  10. Final Report of the Evaluation of the 1970-71 Benjamin Franklin Urban League Street Academy. ESEA Title I.

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    Erickson, Edsel; Wortham, James

    The objective of the Benjamin Franklin Urban League Street Academy, funded under Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act of 1965, is to help students to stay in school or to help dropouts to return to school, or enter the world of work prepared and motivated to adjust and achieve satisfactorily. The major evaluation objectives of this…

  11. Für das Spielen lernen wir – Konzept und Evaluation des internationalen Medizinstudierendenwettbewerbs "Benjamin Franklin Contest" [Learning for the game – concept and evaluation of the international medical student competition "Benjamin Franklin Contest"

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    Tolxdorff, Thomas

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available [english] Objective: In 1998 an international contest for medical students called “Benjamin Franklin Contest” was initiated by the former university hospital of Freie Universität Berlin on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its foundation in 1968. Since then, seven teams from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have been competing against each other every year. Five medical students per team match up in paper cases, diagnosis of medical images, multiple choice tests, and practical skills.Methods: All participants of the 11th Benjamin Franklin Contest (2009 were asked about their motivation, preparation strategy, and experience with the contest. Results: In total 92% (32 of 35 participated in the evaluation study. We show that improvement of medical knowledge is one of the key motivating factors behind participation in the competition. The teams were trained by self-study, tutorials, and learning groups. Remarkably, students invested 54.2 hours (SD 32 hours of their free time to prepare for the contest. Conclusions: The Benjamin Franklin Contest is an innovative approach to facilitate self-directed learning and develope medical competencies. [german] Zielsetzung: Im Jahr 1998 wurde am damaligen Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin der Freien Universität (FU in Berlin der internationale Medizinstudierendenwettbewerb „Benjamin Franklin Contest“ (BFC initiiert. Anlass war damals der 30. Jahrestag der Gründung der Universitätsmedizin an der FU. Seitdem findet jedes Jahr ein Wettbewerb zwischen sieben Teams von medizinischen Fakultäten aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz statt. Jeweils fünf Studierende messen sich in den Kategorien Papierfälle, Blickdiagnosen, Auswahlfragen und praktische Fähigkeiten.Methodik: Ziel dieser Arbeit ist die Beschreibung des Projektes BFC und eine erste Evaluation der Erfahrung von Teilnehmenden. Dazu wurden alle Teilnehmenden des 11. BFC (2009 mittels eines selbst entwickelten Fragebogens

  12. Benjamin Franklin and the dentist: the story of R. C. Skinner.

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    Ring, Malvin

    2006-01-01

    Among Benjamin Franklin's papers was a letter from a young British immigrant, R. C. Skinner, asking for a loan of only twenty dollars to help this young man begin the practice of dentistry in this country. Although we don't know what the great man's response was to this appeal, Skinner went on to achieve fame in his profession. He was the first dentist ever, in this country, to be appointed to a hospital staff; he established the first free dental clinic for the poor; and he authored the first book on dentistry ever published in America, earning him the title "The Father of American Dental Literature." From a newspaper advertisement of 1794, further information has been gleaned about Skinner's practice: he not only did conventional dentistry, but also supplied missing eyes, ears, noses and legs. This was a forerunner of the contemporary subspecialty of prosthodontics termed "maxillofacial prosthetics". An interesting list of Skinner's services and his fees for each, gives us a good picture of what dentistry was like in Colonial America.

  13. The lives of an American life - The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and the idea of personal identity

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    Joyce E. Chaplin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available recorrendo aos campos da história dos impressos e da história da ciência - dois campos de importância indiscutível para entender Benjamin Franklin, o impressor da Filadélfia, e Benjamin Franklin, o famoso experimentador elétrico - este ensaio sugerirá que as memórias de Franklin são evidência de que ele pensou sobre si mesmo como encarnado em ações (como ele tinha se apresentado ao mundo, através de experimentos científicos e como identificado em relação a outras pessoas, como ele tinha sido por muito tempo, como um colaborador em diversos projetos e como um correspondente. Isso é diferente do seu sentido desencarnado e individualista que a maioria das edições de sua autobiografia, como uma simples narrativa, lhe deram. Edições mais complexas e com diversos textos podem ser ao menos igualmente válidas, sobretudo para mostrar como ideias de identidade pessoal, nesse ponto da história, eram coletivas e encarnadas.

  14. Modeling the Climate Response of the Laki Eruption - Benjamin Franklin was Right

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    Oman, L.; Robock, A.; Stenchikov, G. L.; Thordarson, T.

    2006-12-01

    Benjamin Franklin was one of the first to recognize the connections between volcanic eruptions and climate. Shortly after the 1783-1784 Laki eruption, he postulated that the dry fog over much of Europe was likely caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland, that the winds would have transported the gas and aerosol over much of the Northern Hemisphere, and that the cold winter of 1783-84 was caused by this dry fog. We used the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies ModelE climate model to examine the chemical conversion and transport of SO2 gas from the Laki eruption (64.10°N, 17.15°W) and used the resulting aerosol concentrations to model the climate response. Using our calculated aerosol distribution, we conducted a 10-member ensemble simulation with ModelE coupled to a q-flux mixed-layer ocean. The mean of these runs reproduced the extensive radiative cooling (-1 to -3°C) that occurred during the summer of 1783 across much of Asia, Canada, and Alaska and produced a strong dynamical effect in summer as the Laki eruption forces a significant weakening of the African and India monsoon circulations. This is seen in cloud cover and precipitation anomalies and resulted in significant warming (1 to 2°C) from the Sahel of Africa to northern India. This is a very robust result and has been observed after the last 3 large high-latitude volcanic eruptions, Eldgjá (939), Katmai (1912), and Laki, all of which produced large reductions in the flow of the Nile River. In the winter of 1783-1784 our model reproduced the significant negative temperature anomalies over the Northeastern United States, and smaller cooling produced over Europe. That winter was one of the coldest on record over these areas and our model results confirm that Laki could have been partially responsible for these anomalies.

  15. Versailles et Philadelphie : Benjamin Franklin et André Michaux

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    James E. McClellan III

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available On ne peut véritablement parler de « politique scientifique », ni pour les colonies anglaises de l’Amérique, ni pour la nouvelle nation américaine indépendante de la fin du xviiie siècle. Néanmoins, pour la cour de Versailles et pour la politique scientifique française de l’époque – la plus développée du moment – cette région fut d’une grande importance.Dans cette intervention, l’exemple bien connu de Benjamin Franklin ne sera que brièvement évoqué, en tant que scientifique et homme politique, pour les liens qu’il sut tisser entre Versailles et Philadelphie. Le cas moins bien connu, mais plus révélateur, d’André Michaux (1746-1802, botaniste du roi envoyé aux États-Unis en 1785 et chargé de renvoyer en France les semis d’arbres américains, retiendra en revanche davantage notre attention.Pour comprendre la mission d’André Michaux pendant son séjour sur le sol américain jusqu’en 1796, il faut le situer dans le contexte de ce que François Regourd et moi-même avons nommé la machine coloniale, cette nébuleuse institutionnelle scientifique, technique et administrative, dévouée à l’expansion coloniale française. Cette machine intégrait toute une gamme d’institutions à son fonctionnement, y compris, dans le cas d’André Michaux, la Maison et les Bâtiments du roi à Versailles, les jardins du Trianon, le Jardin du roi à Paris, et le Jardin royal d’acclimatation à Rambouillet. Les deux jardins fondés par Michaux dans le New Jersey et en Caroline du Sud firent également partie, à leur manière, de cette machine coloniale et de la politique scientifique de la monarchie française.

  16. The Benjamin Franklin High School Urban League Street Academies Program. Evaluation of ESEA Title I Projects in New York City, 1967-68.

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    Guerriero, Michael A.

    This New York City school district educational project sought to locate actual dropouts and identify potential dropouts from Benjamin Franklin High School, and to involve them in the Urban Street Academy Program as a means of resolving their school problems and helping them continue their education. The objectives of the Academy were (1)…

  17. Final Report of the Evaluation of the 1969-1970 Benjamin Franklin Cluster Program: Programs and Patterns for Disadvantaged High School Students. ESEA Title I.

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    Hoffman, Louis J.

    The Cluster Program at Benjamin Franklin High School, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, is designed to be a school within a school in which 249 ninth grade students attend classes in two separate clusters. Each cluster is formulated such that all students receive instruction from five teachers in classes whose…

  18. The Impact of The Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin on American Soci-ety and Literature

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    JIANG Ai-ping

    2015-01-01

    Franklin is an earliest writer in American history and he is the most important writers during American colonial period. The most important works of him are Poor Richard's Almanac and his Autobiography. His works have a tremendous impact on American literature later. What more important is that in his Autobiography he wrote out American dream, the spirit of business and good qualities, and some others. Franklin explained that everyone can get rich by hard work and thrift, and he called on people to come to America to make money. The American dream then became an important theme in American literature. It occurred in many works of many writers in his later time. Since Franklin was such a successful person in many areas, world-renowned inventor, writer, diplomat and one of the leaders of the American war of independence, he brought a tremendous im⁃pact on American society. And because of his success, many Americans later took him as an example and his works were popular and read widely. Both Franklin and his works affected American society deeply.

  19. Turning Around Ben Franklin

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    Lozen, Stephen

    2010-01-01

    One would think that being the nation's only private, urban, two-year technical college might be a source of some notoriety, especially if that institution also traces its history back to a bequest in Benjamin Franklin's will. But even among New England's higher education community, Boston's Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is a…

  20. Ben Franklin. [Lesson Plan].

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    Based on Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanac," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that Ben Franklin is known, among other things, for his wit and wisdom; that Franklin published an almanac for 25 years; and he scattered aphorisms throughout the almanac. The main activity in the lesson is for students…

  1. The Application of the Survival Culture of "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin"into Colleges%《富兰克林自传》生存文化在大学里的应用

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    汪春英; 董茜

    2015-01-01

    《富兰克林自传》是一部优秀传记文学作品,详细叙述了富兰克林一生的成长、发展、成功以及他所做的公益事业和对社会的贡献。仔细研读《自传》中的生存文化,挖掘人生生存与发展的要义,有利于个人与社会的发展。就一个大学来说,我们能从《自传》这本书中找出大学发展的路径,因为几乎每一个人,无论是大学生、教师、还是大学领导人,都能从他身上借鉴一些生存启示。%"The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin",an excellent biographical literature book,elaborates clearly how Frank-lin grew,developed,succeeded and what public welfare services and contributions he did to the society.Reading "The Autobi-ography of Benjamin Franklin"thoroughly and gaining Benjamin Franklin's life experience or living principles helps our person-al development and social progress.As far as an ordinary college is concerned,its development secrets and problem resolutions may be found out from "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin",as all persons,including college students,teachers and leaders,we can learn some living skills from Franklin.

  2. Nicole Fouché. Benjamin Franklin et Thomas Jefferson : Aux sources de l’amitié franco-américaine 1776-1808.

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    Nathalie Caron

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Spécialiste des relations franco-américaines, Nicole Fouché propose une comparaison presque terme à terme entre deux Pères fondateurs de renom, Benjamin Franklin et Thomas Jefferson. Ce choix, comme la brièveté de l’ouvrage, le nombre limité de notes, la présence d’une courte bibliographie et l’absence d’index, répond aux exigences de la collection « Biographies américaines », dirigée par Annick Foucrier, dont l’objectif est de « présenter l’histoire des Etats-Unis à travers les vies de deux ...

  3. The Power of the Point: Benjamin Franklin, the Lightning Rod and Two Misconceptions That Have Plagued Us to This Day

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    Aulich, G. D.; Moore, C. B.; Rison, W.

    2006-12-01

    Most people know that Ben Franklin invented the lightning rod and that his rods have successfully protected structures for over 250 years. What people don't know is that he invented them on the basis of two misconceptions. The first, that an elevated pointed conductor would discharge a thunderstorm, thereby preventing lightning. The second, that, should the first process fail, the elevated conductor, by virtue of its pointed tip, would serve as a preferred receptor for any lightning strokes that did occur. It has long been known that grounded, elevated, pointed conductors can not discharge thunderstorms and experiments conducted at the Langmuir Laboratory during the 1990s have shown that moderately blunt, rather than pointed, rods are the best receptors for lightning strokes. Nevertheless, Franklin's incorrect ideas about lightning rods persist in many minds, even among some people in the lightning protection business.

  4. Discovery of a Large Volcanic Eruption in 1761 From Pre-Venus-Transit and Other Proxy Data, Using Benjamin Franklin's Method of Linking the 1783-1784 Cold Weather to the Laki Eruption

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    Pang, K. D.

    2006-12-01

    Observations of the 1761 and 1769 transits of Venus were crucial to the early development of American geoscience. Accurate longitude measurements were needed for that, the Mason-Dixon survey, the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark expedition to Oregon, and the westward expansion of the new republic [Woolf, "The Transits of Venus: A Study of 18th Century Science," Princeton, 1959]. As founder of the American Philosophical Society Benjamin Franklin promoted the transit observations, and procured a large telescope for the Philadelphia group. While serving as ambassador to France he observed that a "dry fog" from the 1783 Laki eruption in Iceland had obscured the Sun, and suggested that as a cause of the unseasonably cold weather of that summer and winter. Although the longitude, solar parallax and Sun-Earth distance measurements have long since been improved on, observations of the dark lunar eclipse just before the June 6, 1761 transit are still valuable for identifying a very large volcanic eruption that spring, using Benjamin Franklin's method. Many observers worldwide, while making a final check on their clock/longitude, found the May 18, 1761 totally eclipsed Moon very dark or even invisible, e.g., Wargentin (Stockholm Observatory) could not see the Moon for 38 minutes even with a 2-ft telescope [Phil. Trans. 52, 208, 1761-1762]. Whereas the totally eclipsed Moon is illuminated only by sunlight refracted by the Earth's atmosphere, I conclude that it was severely obscured, thus meeting Benjamin Franklin's first condition. Ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica show a large sulfuric acid peak at 1762 [Crowley, Geophys. Res. Lett. 20, 209, 1993; and Karlof, J. Geophys. Res. 105, D10, 12471, 2000], also satisfying Benjamin Franklin's second condition that the obscuration be due to a "dry fog" (sulfuric acid mist). The weather of 1761-1762 was indeed very cold, as recorded in chronicles, and frost-damaged rings of North American bristlecone pines [LaMarche and Hirschboeck

  5. Les premières années de la diplomatie états-unienne : l’influence décisive de Benjamin Franklin à Paris (1776-1778

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    Christian Lerat

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Cet article s’appuie sur les recherches de ces dernières décennies pour faire le point sur ce que fut le rôle de Franklin en tant que père fondateur de la diplomatie américaine. Mettre l’accent sur la première partie de la mission de Franklin en France, se concluant par les traités de commerce et d’amitié et d’alliance politique avec la France (6 février 1778, permet de mieux mesurer comment Franklin sut d’emblée relever les défis auxquels il était confronté et aussi faire preuve de souplesse dans son positionnement par rapport aux attentes françaises. Son principal atout fut d’être doté de ce qui manquait tellement aux autres émissaires américains avec lesquels il ne tarda pas à se trouver en rivalité. Alliant charme personnel à un art inné de la communication et… de la manipulation, Franklin se verra aisément reconnu comme principal interlocuteur par une Cour dont il saura vaincre les réticences bien compréhensibles et obtenir qu’elle devienne l’alliée d’une jeune république, événement dont l’importance devait s’avérer décisive.This paper relies on scholarship produced over the last decades to take stock of the role of Benjamin Franklin as founding father of American diplomacy. Focusing on the first part of Franklin’s mission to France–which leads us to the signing of the treaties of amity and commerce and of political alliance with France (February 6, 1778, enables one to assess how Franklin soon succeeded in meeting the challenges he was confronted with and also in showing flexibility in his reactions to French expectations. His main asset certainly lay in his being able to capitalize on what the other American emissaries were so cruelly deprived of, to the point of becoming the latter’s rival. Blending personal charm with an inborn talent for communication and… manipulation, Franklin easily managed recognition as the main negotiating partner of a Court whose understandable

  6. Ben Franklin's Scientific Amusements

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    Herschbach, Dudley

    2003-04-01

    As an American icon, Benjamin Franklin is often portrayed as wise and canny in business and politics, earnestly pursuing and extolling diligence, sensible conduct, pragmatism, and good works. Also legendary are some of his inventions, particularly the lightning rod, bifocals, and an efficient wood-burning stove. The iconic image is misleading in major respects. Today, surprisingly few people appreciate that, in the 18th century, Franklin was greatly esteemed throughout Europe as a scientist (termed then a "natural philosopher.") He was hailed as the "Newton of Electricity." Indeed, until Franklin, electricity seemed more mysterious than had gravity in Newton's time, and lightning was considered the wrath of God. By his own account, Franklin's studies of electricity and many other phenomena were prompted not by practical aims, but by his playful curiosity--which often became obsessive. Also not generally appreciated is the importance of Franklin's scientific reputation in enhancing his efforts to obtain French support for the American Revolution.

  7. On the Relation Between John Adams and Benjamin Franklin%试析美国革命时期约翰·亚当斯与本杰明·富兰克林的关系

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    张勇

    2012-01-01

    在约翰·亚当斯第一次出使欧洲期间,他对本杰明·富兰克林是尊重的,两人之间一直保持着合作关系。造成二人关系恶化的直接原因是在亚当斯第二次出使欧洲期间富兰克林被动卷入亚当斯和维尔热纳伯爵之间的争论。亚当斯与富兰克林冲突的根本原因是二人在针对法国的外交策略上的分歧。此外,年龄和性格上的差异也是造成二人冲突的重要原因。作为外交官,尽管约翰·亚当斯也有其缺点,但是,基本上是成功的。可以说,约翰·亚当斯是美国革命时期非常出色的外交官之一。%During the first mission to Europe, John Adams had a lot of respect for Benjamin Franklin, they have maintained a cooperative relationship. The direct cause of the deterioration of the relationship between them is, during the second mission to Europe of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin passively involved in the debate between Adams and the Vergennes. Underlying causes of their conflict are the differences of the two for France Vs foreign policy. In addition, the differences in age and personality also contributed to the important reasons of their conflict. As a diplomat, John Adams has his shortcomings, however, largely successful. It can be said that John Adams is one of the very good diplomat during the American Revolution.

  8. Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR FT-IR) Spectroscopy as a Forensic Method to Determine the Composition of Inks Used to Print the United States One-cent Blue Benjamin Franklin Postage Stamps of the 19th Century.

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    Brittain, Harry G

    2016-01-01

    Through the combined use of infrared (IR) absorption spectroscopy and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) sampling, the composition of inks used to print the many different types of one-cent Benjamin Franklin stamps of the 19th century has been established. This information permits a historical evaluation of the formulations used at various times, and also facilitates the differentiation of the various stamps from each other. In two instances, the ink composition permits the unambiguous identification of stamps whose appearance is identical, and which (until now) have only been differentiated through estimates of the degree of hardness or softness of the stamp paper, or through the presence or absence of a watermark in the paper. In these instances, the use of ATR Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) spectroscopy effectively renders irrelevant two 100-year-old practices of stamp identification. Furthermore, since the use of ATR sampling makes it possible to obtain the spectrum of a stamp still attached to its cover, it is no longer necessary to identify these blue Franklin stamps using their cancellation dates.

  9. Previsões imprevisíveis para o Brasil em 2011: resoluções para o novo governo à maneira de Benjamin Franklin

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    Paulo Roberto Almeida

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Exercício especulativo com base em treze princípios morais estabelecidos por Benjamin Frnaklin para sua conduta pessoal, aplicados ao comportamento do governo brasileiro no período 2011-2014. Contrariamente às previsões habituais a cada começo de ano, estas previsões se destinam a não serem realizadas, de acordo com uma postura contrarianista de estilo irônico, mas que reflete a realidade das políticas governamentais.

  10. "Franklin: Science, Politics and France"

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    McClellan, James E., III

    2003-04-01

    This presentation traces Benjamin Franklin's career as a "civic scientist" in Old-Regime France. It outlines the initial - and not always positive - reception of Franklin's work on electricity by the community of French scientists in the 1750s. It sketches Franklin's subsequent elevation into the pantheon of French Enlightenment heros, and it details his work as a "civic scientist" while American envoy to France in the 1770s and 1780s, notably his service on the government-sponsored commissions that repudiated the scientific and medical claims of Franz Anton Mesmer. This presentation concludes by examining a few features of Franklin's career that are not completely congruent with our notion of what a "civic scientist" might be, a contrast that is intended to illuminate both Franklin and the concept of "civic scientist."

  11. Some Observations of Ben Franklin Related to the Stilling of Waves by Oil

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    Gugliotti, Marcos

    2007-01-01

    Benjamin Franklin's famous published work "Of the Stilling of Waves by Means of Oil" is an extract from letters between Franklin, Brownrigg, and Farsih which presents the observations on chemical study.

  12. A calibrated Franklin chimes

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    Gonta, Igor; Williams, Earle

    1994-05-01

    Benjamin Franklin devised a simple yet intriguing device to measure electrification in the atmosphere during conditions of foul weather. He constructed a system of bells, one of which was attached to a conductor that was suspended vertically above his house. The device is illustrated in a well-known painting of Franklin (Cohen, 1985). The elevated conductor acquired a potential due to the electric field in the atmosphere and caused a brass ball to oscillate between two bells. The purpose of this study is to extend Franklin's idea by constructing a set of 'chimes' which will operate both in fair and in foul weather conditions. In addition, a mathematical relationship will be established between the frequency of oscillation of a metallic sphere in a simplified geometry and the potential on one plate due to the electrification of the atmosphere. Thus it will be possible to calibrate the 'Franklin Chimes' and to obtain a nearly instantaneous measurement of the potential of the elevated conductor in both fair and foul weather conditions.

  13. The Ben Franklin Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments, Activities, Projects, and Science Fun.

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    Rudy, Lisa Jo, Ed.

    Benjamin Franklin was the first great American scientist. This book contains activities which are organized into six subjects that Benjamin Franklin investigated: observation and experimentation, meteorology, electricity, sound and music, paper and printing, and lenses and vision. At the end of each chapter is a list of resources and ideas. The…

  14. Franklin, Lavoisier, and Mesmer: origin of the controlled clinical trial.

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    Herr, Harry W

    2005-01-01

    In 1784, a Royal Commission headed by Benjamin Franklin and Antoine Lavoisier designed a series of ingenious experiments to debunk France's greatest medical rogue, Anton Mesmer, and his bizarre healing of illnesses based on his bogus theory of animal magnetism. Using intentional subject ignorance and sham interventions to investigate mesmerism, Franklin's commission provided a model for the controlled clinical trial.

  15. James Franklin and Freedom of the Press in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1717-1735.

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    The career of James Franklin, Benjamin Franklin's older brother, provides a case study in the use of polemics for a free press. A printer who actively courted controversy, Franklin found it necessary to use an unusual variety of strategies and justifications to evade or overcome potential legal, religious, and economic restraints. He demonstrated…

  16. Franklin Benjamin Sanborn: Human Services Innovator

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    Chaiklin, Harris

    2005-01-01

    In social welfare history, F. B. Sanborn is only vaguely remembered. Yet he initiated landmark programs in public welfare and institutions for the mentally ill, retarded, deaf, and criminal. He played a major role in creating and sustaining the National Conference of Charities and Corrections. His program innovations were so far ahead of his time…

  17. 文本之寓与身份之喻--多重语境下的富兰克林身份神话管窥%Textual Allegory and Identity Metaphor:The Identity Myth of Benjamin Franklin in Multi-textual Context

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    2015-01-01

    Benjamin Franklin knows clearly the significance of identity,and his autobiography is a textual allegory about identity,which reveals a metaphor of identity pursuit and construction. However,the construc-tion of Franklin’s ideal identity goes far beyond his autobiography,but is embedded in the historical and multi-textual context of his epitaph,wills and autobiography,among which Franklin has converged his profes-sional identity as a printer,artistic identity as a poetic writer and cultural identity as a metaphorical national father into an inseparable integration,thus presenting before the world a myth of“trinitarian”identity. In this way,Franklin managed subliming his personal identity pursuit in profession and art into the whole nation’s collective recognition on the cultural level.%富兰克林洞悉身份之要义,其自传更是一部有关身份的文本寓言,满含有关身份追求与建构的隐喻。然而,富兰克林理想身份的定义远远超越了单一的自传文本,而是在其墓志铭、遗嘱、自传等多重文本和历史语境中,书写了一个“三位一体”式的身份神话,即将自己作为印刷人的职业身份、作为诗意作家的艺术身份、作为隐喻国父的文化身份融为一体,从而将个人在职业和艺术层面的身份诉求升华为国家和民族在文化层面的集体认同。

  18. BENJAMIN HARRISON

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    GRANDSON of a President and great-grandson of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Harrison carried a distinguished American name into the White House, but historians generally agree that he added very little distinction to it during his stay there.

  19. Building Franklin's Truly Democratic, Engaged University: Twenty Years of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania

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    Hartley, Matthew; Harkavy, Ira; Benson, Lee

    2006-01-01

    Benjamin Franklin founded the University of Pennsylvania as a secular institution with the pragmatic aim of instilling in its students the inclination and ability to serve humankind in both the civic and mercantile realms. On this, the three hundredth anniversary of his birth (1706-2006), Franklin's ideal of a democratic, engaged university has…

  20. Walter Benjamins Berlin

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    Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). Tolkning af alle 33 kapitler i Benjamins bybarndomserindringer fra Berlin i begyndelsen af det 20. århundrede.......Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). Tolkning af alle 33 kapitler i Benjamins bybarndomserindringer fra Berlin i begyndelsen af det 20. århundrede....

  1. A Call to Meeting: Revitalizing the Franklin Junto. Roundtable Discussion.

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    Graham, Rodger S.

    Lifelong learning and adult education have long been the vehicle for change in the growth and development of the United States. Benjamin Franklin helped to promote the concept of lifelong learning and adult education and perhaps planted a few seeds for a new freedom when he developed the Junto in 1727. The Junto, which met for purposes of inquiry,…

  2. Enlightenment and Identity : Franklin, Work, and Play

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    Michael Zuckerman

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Les Européens virent immédiatement en l'Amérique le lieu de tous les possibles et nul mieux que Benjamin Franklin ne prouva que ces rêves démocratiques pouvaient devenir une réalité, des biographes récents voyant en lui le premier Américain. Cependant Franklin eut de nombreuses identités et revêtit de nombreux masques, pour plaire à ses publics et s'élever dans le monde. Derrière ces apparences, pourtant, il n'y a d'autre profondeur en Franklin que son génie théâtral et sa constante réinvention de lui-même.America was seen by Europeans as a place of possibility from the first and none better than Benjamin Franklin proved these democratic dreams could become reality, recent biographers seeing him as the first American. Yet Franklin was a man of many identities and many masks, to please his publics and rise in the world. However beyond appearances, there was no other depth in Franklin than this theatrical genius and constant re-invention of self.

  3. London 2012: Medal projection

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    We project the medal number and medal ranking for the Olympic Games in London in 2012. The largest relative increase is predicted for Brazil (80% more medals) and the UK (+28%). UK will continue to rank 4th. The largest decreases in medal numbers are predicted for Australia (-13%, but remains in 5th place) and the USA (-13%, remains No. 1). Germany should retain a rank of 6th and will win 38 medals (compared to 41 in 2008).

  4. Dialektisk billede af Benjamin

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    2004-01-01

    Anmeldelse af Lars Brückner: "Løse blade. Læseren, kritikeren og fortælleren Walter Benjamin"......Anmeldelse af Lars Brückner: "Løse blade. Læseren, kritikeren og fortælleren Walter Benjamin"...

  5. Creativity Polymathy: What Benjamin Franklin Can Teach Your Kindergartener

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    Kaufman, James C.; Beghetto, Ronald A.; Baer, John; Ivcevic, Zorana

    2010-01-01

    Creative polymathy at the very highest levels is rare, but this is largely the result of a long period of training usually necessary to become proficient in any field. We explain why creative polymathy is not ruled out by arguments for the domain specificity of creativity and argue that consideration of multiple levels of creativity (Big-C, Pro-c,…

  6. Logic Sequence of the Approaches in Benjamin Franklin’s How I Taught Myself to Write

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    2013-01-01

    The best writing of Benjamin Franklin is founded in his own autobiography. This essay reveals the striking logic sequence of the approaches mentioned in the prose How I Taught Myself to Write from autobiography, and concludes the enlightenment for vast teachers when they lecture English writing.

  7. Benjamin, leitor de Kierkegaard

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma apresentação sobre a manifestação de interesse de Walter Benjamin por Kierkegaard. Buscamos nas referências ao pensamento do filósofo dinarmaquês explícitas em seus escritos, mapear citações e indicações, além da resenha que Benjamin escreveu sobre a obra Kierkegaard de Adorno. Levou-se em consideração comentários de alguns intérpretes de Kierkegaard e de Benjamin que se ocuparam da aproximação entre os dois filósofos. Desta apresentação, indicamos um vínculo teórico de virtual importância, presente na obra de Benjamin sobre o drama barroco alemão.

  8. Benjamin Vassermanile preemiad

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    Graafik Benjamin Vasserman pälvis kolme digitaalse graafilise lehe eest žürii kiituse Ungaris Györis toimunud biennaalil "The Master of Drawing and Graphic Arts" ning II preemia nelja lehe eest Leedus Vilniuses toimunud VI rahvusvahelisel väikegraafika triennaalil. Eestist osalesid veel Reti Saks ja Kelli Valk

  9. Benjamin Vassermanile preemiad

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    Graafik Benjamin Vasserman pälvis kolme digitaalse graafilise lehe eest žürii kiituse Ungaris Györis toimunud biennaalil "The Master of Drawing and Graphic Arts" ning II preemia nelja lehe eest Leedus Vilniuses toimunud VI rahvusvahelisel väikegraafika triennaalil. Eestist osalesid veel Reti Saks ja Kelli Valk

  10. Benjamin Wasserman Itaalias auhinnatud

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    26. III-2. IV Itaalias toimunud II ülemaailmsel väikegraafika ja -maali näitusel "Pisa 2000" pälvis Benjamin Vasserman finalisti diplomi koos õigusega osaleda finalistide grupinäitusel. I preemia - Ana Maria Mafra.

  11. Electricity and Static: Franklin and his British compatriots

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    Robert Mankin

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Les découvertes en électricité de Benjamin Franklin ont mobilisé des chercheurs depuis des décennies. Cet essai ne traite pas de ces découvertes au sens strict, mais étudie le contexte dans lequel Franklin a présenté certains de ses travaux scientifiques et politiques en 1751, ainsi que leur réception en Grande-Bretagne. L’essai suggère que Franklin ne fut ni l’enfant des Lumières britanniques ou européennes, ni un de leurs jouets. Bien que célébré très généralement par son siècle, Franklin demeurait comme une force étrangère à laquelle les Lumières britanniques devaient faire face, tant sur le plan intellectuel que politique. Peut-être que cette situation explique pourquoi il fut un adversaire si redoutable pour l’Etat britannique.Franklin’s discoveries in electricity have rewarded scholarly attention for many decades. This short essay is not about electricity in the strict sense, but about the context in which Franklin presented some of his work in science and in politics in 1751, and about the way that work was received in Britain. The aim of the essay is to suggest that Franklin was neither a child of the British or European Enlightenment nor one of its toys. And though he may have been touted very generally as an inspiration, he was closer to a foreign force with which, intellectually as well as a politically, it had to contend. This may help in explaining why he proved so considerable a foe to the British state.

  12. Franklin: User Experiences

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    National Energy Research Supercomputing Center; He, Yun (Helen); Kramer, William T.C.; Carter, Jonathan; Cardo, Nicholas

    2008-05-07

    The newest workhorse of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center is a Cray XT4 with 9,736 dual core nodes. This paper summarizes Franklin user experiences from friendly early user period to production period. Selected successful user stories along with top issues affecting user experiences are presented.

  13. Interview with Christine Franklin

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    Rossman, Allan; Franklin, Christine

    2013-01-01

    Chris Franklin is Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor of Statistics at the University of Georgia. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and received the USCOTS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. This interview took place via email on August 16, 2013-October 9, 2013. Franklin…

  14. In Franklin's Path: Establishing Physics at the University of Pennsylvania

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    Halpern, Paul

    2008-04-01

    In 1751 Benjamin Franklin established the Academy of Philadelphia, the precursor of the University of Pennsylvania. Among its curricular mandates he envisioned included ``Natural and Mechanic History,'' using a popular text he suggested by No"el Antoine Pluche that encompassed optics and celestial dynamics among its subjects. This talk will trace the history of physics research and education at Penn from its establishment, to the appointment of the first designated physics professor, George Frederic Barker, in 1873, to the opening of the Randall Morgan Laboratory in 1901 under the directorship of Arthur Goodspeed, and finally to the inauguration of the David Rittenhouse Laboratory in 1954 under the university leadership of Gaylord Harnwell.

  15. London 2012 - Medal Projection - Medaillenvorausberechnung

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    We project the medal number and medal ranking for the Olympic Games in London in 2012. The largest relative increase is predicted for Brazil (80% more medals) and the UK (+28%).UK will conti-nue to rank 4th. The largest decreases in medal numbers are predicted for Australia (-13%, but remains in 5th place) and the USA (-13%, remains No. 1). Germany should retain a rank of 6th and will win 38 medals (compared to 41 in 2008).

  16. Walter Benjamin and 'materialism'

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    Homburg, Phillip

    2016-01-01

    This thesis examines the emergence of Walter Benjamin’s materialism, within his early\\ud thought, from within the context of post-Kantian philosophy. The original contribution\\ud made by this thesis is that it differentiates Benjamin’s materialism from both Romanticism\\ud and neo-Kantianism, on the one side, and empiricism, on the other. In contrast to those\\ud who identify Benjamin as a practitioner of a Romantic form of immanence, a neo-Kantian\\ud or a mystical empiricist, I place Benjamin’...

  17. A Propaedeutic to Walter Benjamin

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    Socher, David

    2009-01-01

    The Emerson College Web site on Walter Benjamin's essay "The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction" nicely animates some ideas of the essay. One such idea is the following: "To an ever greater degree the work of art reproduced becomes the work of art designed for reproducibility." When Benjamin wrote this essay and this maxim, Norman…

  18. Franklin Elementary PTA's "Sweet Success"

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    Freemon, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    Just a few short years ago, Franklin Elementary in Glendale, California, was in danger of closing its doors because enrollment was so low. The school district decided to put into place a series of language immersion programs at the site. It currently houses Spanish, Italian, and German immersion programs. These programs have boosted Franklin's…

  19. Interview with Benjamin Halligan

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    Marcelo Bergamin Conter

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Benjamin Halligan is Director of the Graduate Programme for the School of Media, Music and Performance at the University of Salford. His publications include Michael Reeves (Manchester University Press, 2003, Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics (Ashgate, 2010; co-edited with Michael Goddard, The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge, 2013, co-edited with Rob Edgar and Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs. He has published on disco music music and and science fiction, The Sarajevo Documentary School, Dušan Makavejev, Frank Zappa, Andrei Tarkovsky and the British Royal Family. Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music, co-edited with Michael Goddard and Nicola Spelman, has been published by Bloomsbury in 2013, and is the companion volume to Reverberations: The Philsophy, Aesthetics and Politics of Noise (Continuum, 2013; co-edited with Michael Goddard and Paul Hegarty. The following interview occurred at The Cornerhouse, in the city of Manchester, England, in june 2013. Benjamin speaks about topics related to the two books he recently organized with co-workers at the University of Salford, Reverberations: the philosophy, aesthetics and politics of noise, and Resonances: noise and contemporary music.

  20. On Reconsidering Park, Johnson, DuBois, Frazier and Reid: A Reply to Benjamin Bowser's "The Contribution of Blacks to Sociological Knowledge."

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    Watts, Jerry G.

    1983-01-01

    Contends that Benjamin Bowser's essay (title cited above) contains conceptual and factual errors on such matters as the relationship of African slavery to European economic expansion; influence of Social Darwinism; and the role of Robert Park, W.E.B. DuBois, E. Franklin Frazier, and other Black historians in sociological research in this country.…

  1. Franklin's Philadelphia Academy and Basedow's Dessau Philanthropine: Two Models of Non-Denominational Schooling in Eighteenth-Century America and Germany

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    Overhoff, Jurgen

    2007-01-01

    The Academy of Philadelphia (today known as the University of Pennsylvania), founded through Benjamin Franklin's influence in 1751, and the Dessau Philanthropine, founded by Johann Bernhard Basedow in 1774, were arguably the first non-denominational schools in the eighteenth century. Yet, the congenial educational ideas of their founders have…

  2. Benjamin's Theory of the Lyric

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    Full Text Available The paper reconstructs the argument of Benjamin's early Hölderlin essay, with special emphasis on the notion of das Gedichtete . This notion is shown to name a fundamental dissonance between two semiotic modalities, graphics and Gestalt .

  3. Eagleson receives Bowie Medal

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    Brutsaert, Wilfried; Eagleson, P. S.

    The 1994 William Bowie Medal, given by AGU for outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research, was presented to Peter S. Eagleson at the AGU Spring Meeting Honors Ceremony on May 25, 1994, in Baltimore, Md. The award citation and Eagleson's response are given here.

  4. Maarja medal Dolores Hoffmannile

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    EELK Tallinna piiskopliku toomkoguduse kultuuripreemia ja Maarja medal vitraažikunstnik D. Hoffmannile, kes 2001/2002 valmistas Tallinna toomkiriku käärkambri vitraažaknad ning kelle loomingu näitus on septembris toomkiriku käärkambris

  5. Bars and medals

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    There can only be one gold medal in each event at the Olympics. In science, on the other hand, as Eve Marder explains, it is more important to recognize excellence in its many different forms than it is to identify a winner. PMID:25688648

  6. 33 CFR 117.445 - Franklin Canal.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Franklin Canal. 117.445 Section 117.445 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Louisiana § 117.445 Franklin Canal. The draw of the Chatsworth Bridge, mile 4.8 at Franklin, shall...

  7. Bowie Medal Citation: Wunsch Receives 2006 William Bowie Medal

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    Fu, Lee-Lueng; Wunsch, Carl

    2007-01-01

    Carl Wunsch was awarded the 2006 William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held on 13 December 2006, in San Francisco, Calif. The medal recognizes outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research.

  8. Vidale receives Macelwane Medal

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    Mooney, Walter; Vidale, John E.

    The James B. Macelwane Medal, which is given for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by a young scientist of outstanding ability, was presented to John E. Vidale at the 1994 Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony on December 7, 1994, in San Francisco. The award citation and Vidale's response are given here.“Scientific discovery most often comes from the creative exploitation of newly available data to address long-standing problems. John Vidale, who shares the 1994 Macelwane Medal, has excelled in this regard. His contributions in seismological studies of Earth structure and earthquake sources have been an inspiration to geophysicists throughout the world. His numerous publications in the leading journals Nature and Science over the past 4 years already well exceeds the number of papers accepted by these two journals in a typical scientific career. John selects data like ripe fruit waiting to be plucked, and utilizes it wisely.

  9. 75 FR 14257 - Pricing for Bronze Medals

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    2010-03-24

    ... United States Mint Pricing for Bronze Medals AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing the price of the 1\\5/16\\- inch bronze medals, 1\\1/2\\-inch bronze medals and three-inch bronze medals. Beginning March 25, 2010, the...

  10. Goody receives William Bowie Medal

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    Liou, K. N.; Goody, Richard M.

    Richard M. Goody was awarded the William Bowie Medal at the AGU Spring Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held on May 27, 1998, in Boston, Massachusetts. The William Bowie Medal recognizes outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research.

  11. Fukushima to receive Smith Medal

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    The 1990 Waldo E. Smith Medal for extraordinary service to geophysics will be given to Naoshi Fukushima, who earned an international reputation for his pioneering work in geomagnetic disturbance and ionospheric electric currents. Now retired from the University of Tokyo, Japan, Fukushima is being cited for his public service to international geophysics, and, in particular, his contributions to the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, of which he was Secretary General from September 1975 to August 1983.The Smith Medal will be presented as part of the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Night festivities, Wednesday, December 5, in San Francisco, Calif. Three James B. Macelwane Medals, the John Adam Fleming Medal, and the Maurice Ewing Medal will also be presented (see Eos, February 20, 1990, p. 294).

  12. Medal Marriage Made in Heaven

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    2008-01-01

    China will use jade in the medals for the Beijing Olympics in order to symbolize the nation’s culture On March 1,artisans at the Shanghai Mint were about to add the fin- ishing touch to 3,030 jade rings. These jade tings will be mounted on the reverse side of the medals to be pre- sented at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games. A ring will encircle the Beijing Games em- blem engraved on metal in the center of each

  13. CRIMEAN WAR OTTTOMAN COMMEMORATIVE AND MILITARY MEDALS

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    Kemal Hakan Tekin

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Medals are symbols to honor people and also to increase their loyalty to the state. States have revealed forces through medals in a symbolic sense. Although the Ottoman Empire met with the tradition of medal in the period of Sultan Mehmed II, medals became important with Sultan Mahmud I. Commemorative and military medals were pressed by the Ottoman Empire at the end of the Crimean War. The Ottomans used medals as a reflection of not only awards for those showing usefulness in the war but also as a souvenir to commemorate this important battle. Even allied forces and defeated Russia had made medals for Crimean War. In our study, information will be given about Crimean War commemorative and military medals in Ottoman era of the Crimean War. Mecidi Crimean War badges were not included in the study due to the scope of the research.

  14. Lunine receives Macelwane Medal

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    Stevenson, David J.; Lunine, Jonathan I.

    The 1995 James B. Macelwane Medal, given by AGU for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by a young scientist of outstanding ability, was presented to Jonathan Lunine at the AGU Fall Meeting Honor Ceremony on December 13, 1995, in San Francisco. The award citation and Lunine's response are given here.Jonathan Lunine is a remarkably talented and accomplished scientist, best known in the planetary community for his work on the nature of icy bodies. It is rather startling to think that he could still win a young scientist award, because his published contributions now span almost 15 years, and his impact and role is very much one of an authority figure. As if the planetary work were not sufficient accomplishment, Jon has also contributed to our understanding of brown dwarfs, objects whose existence has been long in dispute, but for which the evidence is now (at long last) very strong.

  15. Eesti graafika rahvusvahelisel areenil / Benjamin Vasserman

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    1999-01-01

    26. VIII-28. XI Fredrikstadis Hebleri-nim. rahvusvahelises graafikakeskuses avatud XII Norra rahvusvahelisel graafikatriennaalil esindavad Eestit Anu Kalm, Avo Keerend, Vive Tolli, Benjamin Vasserman, Mare Vint. Peapreemia ئ Anthony Hill. Triennaali president - Herman Hebler (s. 1911). 24. VI-15. IX Poolas toimunud X Lodzi rahvusvahelisel väikegraafika triennaalil osalesid Eestist Virge Jõekalda, Benjamin Vasserman.

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    Vasserman, Benjamin

    1999-01-01

    26. VIII-28. XI Fredrikstadis Hebleri-nim. rahvusvahelises graafikakeskuses avatud XII Norra rahvusvahelisel graafikatriennaalil esindavad Eestit Anu Kalm, Avo Keerend, Vive Tolli, Benjamin Vasserman, Mare Vint. Peapreemia ئ Anthony Hill. Triennaali president - Herman Hebler (s. 1911). 24. VI-15. IX Poolas toimunud X Lodzi rahvusvahelisel väikegraafika triennaalil osalesid Eestist Virge Jõekalda, Benjamin Vasserman.

  17. Walter Benjamin , leitor das Flores do mal

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    Full Text Available O texto conta a história da leitura de Baudelaire por Benjamin. Desde as traduções mal recebidas ao projeto das Passagens. Leitor fraterno, Benjamin vive as mesmas condições do poeta – sem domicílio, sem biblioteca, sem posição social. Assim consegue apreender profundamente a poesia baudelairiana.Abstract: The text tells the story of the work of Benjamin about Baudelaire. Since the first translations to the Passagenwerk Project. As a fraternal reader, Benjamin lives the same conditions of the poet – without a home, without a library, without a social position. These similarities make possible to him to understand profoundly Baudelaire’s poetry.Keywords: Benjamin; Baudelaire; poetry; city. Dolf Oehler é professor Emérito de Literatura Comparada da Universidade de Bonn

  18. Final Evaluation Report of the Benjamin Franklin High School--Urban League Street Academies.

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    The Street Academy is a program designed to meet the dropout as an individual--to assist, help and support him continually in his daily life. The academies operate from store-fronts located in neighborhoods where there are large concentrations of school dropouts. They are staffed, at the minimum, by a project director, a street worker, and a…

  19. Benjamin Franklin's Pragmatic Spirit%富兰克林的实用精神

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    2001-01-01

    富兰克林的实用精神包含着一种世俗的智慧.他的这种精神因现实(即实际生活)的要求、宗教的影响而产生,又因资本主义上升时期的资产阶级的支持而得以发展,因此成为主导美国的思想潮流之一.他对作用于现世的实用精神的肯定对后世的美国文学产生了深远的影响.

  20. Benjamin Franklin and Colonial Money: A Reply to Michener and Wright—Yet Again

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    Full Text Available Michener and Wright (2006c repeat their ad hominem attack on me—repeat in that they offer little that is new or original. They simply rearrange and re-cloth their prior material and present it again. Much of their rearrangement consists of rhetorical games—clever attempts to mislead the reader without being de jure dishonest. As in my past replies (Grubb 2005, 2006a, I will present new research—crafted here to reveal Michener and Wright’s attacks yet again for what they really are.

  1. Final Report of the Evaluation of the 1971-72 Benjamin Franklin Urban League Street Academy.

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    Erickson, Edsel; Hamler, Bev

    The major objective of the Street Academy Program, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, is to help students stay in schools, or to help dropouts return to school or enter the world of work prepared and motivated to adjust and achieve satisfactorily. The Academy services approximately 500 high school students who…

  2. Benjamin and Koolhaas: History's Afterlife

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    Frances Hsu

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Dialectical images are at the core of the methods suggested by two books written four decades apart yet published around the same time. The Arcades Project (first published as Das Passagen-Werk in 1981 and Delirious New York (1978 use images to critique established modes of historical interpretation. Each proposes a methodology of historical speculation based on the interpretation of fragmentary visual phenomena. Both construct alternative historical narratives about the impact of technology, mass culture and economy on the city. This essay contrasts and compares the similarities and differences between the respective authors’ treatments of the nineteenth century arcade and the Manhattan skyscraper to examine how the strategies and definitions suggested by Benjamin and Koolhaas address the function of images as tools for critical architectural analysis and knowledge.

  3. Rosalind Franklin and the Double Helix

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    Elkin, Lynne Osman

    2003-03-01

    Although she made essential contributions toward elucidating the structure of DNA, Rosalind Franklin is known to many only as seen through the distorting lens of James Watson's book, The Double Helix.

  4. Shoemaker receives the Bowie Medal

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    Anderson, Don L.; Shoemaker, Eugene M.

    1997-02-01

    The 1996 William Bowie Medal, given by AGU for outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research, was presented to Eugene Shoemaker at the AGU Fall Meeting Honor Ceremony on December 17, 1996, in San Francisco. The "Drs." in the title of the citation refers to both Eugene Shoemaker and his wife Carolyn Shoemaker.

  5. Hide receives the Bowie Medal

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    Dickey, Jean O.; Hide, Raymond

    The 1997 William Bowie Medal, given by AGU for outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research, was presented to Raymond Hide at the AGU Spring Meeting Honor Ceremony on May 28 in Baltimore. The award citation and Hide's response are given here.

  6. Ben Franklin, America’s Postage Stamp Star — on the Wane?

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    François Brunet

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is an assessment of Ben Franklin’s evolving figure in U.S. postage stamps, focusing especially on the contrast between the 2006 tercentennial Franklin 4-stamp panel, a rather high-brow representation of Franklin as an intellectual, and his traditional image as a homely, common face. The singular history of U.S. postage stamps, with their innovative choice of historical figures as subject matter and their broader emphasis on commemoration, is briefly summarized. The evolution of the Franklin figure — the most common postal image, along with George Washington — is then detailed, showing how the traditional image prevailed until the 1950s, before being progressively displaced by a more cultural and, lately, intellectual image of the nation’s “electrizer”.Cet article vise à interpréter l’évolution de la figure de Benjamin Franklin dans les timbres-poste des Etats-Unis, en se fondant notamment sur le contraste entre le bloc de quatre timbres émis lors du tricentenaire en 2006, qui représente Franklin dans les différents métiers d’un intellectuel des Lumières, et son image traditionnelle d’Américain simple et moyen. On retrace tout d’abord l’histoire singulière des timbres américains, caractérisée par le choix innovant de figures historiques comme sujets et plus généralement par la prééminence de la fonction commémorative. Puis on étudie en détail l’évolution de la figure de Franklin — sujet le plus fréquent des timbres américains avec George Washington — en montrant que l’image traditionnelle s’est perpétuée jusqu’aux années 1950, avant de céder progressivement à une image plus culturelle et, récemment, plus intellectuelle.

  7. El enigma de Walter Benjamin

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente ensayo inicia reconstruyendo el relato de los últimos días de la vida de Walter Benjamin, en el contexto histórico de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, y la existencia de un misterioso manuscrito perdido en su frustrada huida por la frontera franco-española en 1940; en la segunda parte se intenta descifrar la enigmática fisionomía del pensador berlinés, cuya perspectiva múltiple, tanto en lo teórico como en lo político, lo convierten en un autor incomprendido, pero tremendamente fascinante; en la tercera parte se explora uno de sus textos más herméticos, conocido como las tesis Sobre el concepto de historia, con la intención de poner de manifiesto el carácter crítico de su discurso, como clave para comprender los enigmas del mundo moderno y su necesaria transformación revolucionaria.

  8. Franklin and Mesmer: an encounter.

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    Lopez, C A

    1993-01-01

    In 1784, as the Enlightenment was on the wane, Paris faced a debate in which reason confronted the supernatural and the mysterious. Dr. Mesmer, a graduate of the medical school in Vienna, had been running a "magnetic clinic" based on the belief that magnetic fluid, flowing from the stars, permeated all living beings and that every disease was due to an obstruction in the flow. By manipulating that fluid, he launched the concept of animal as opposed to mineral magnetism and claimed to cure all ills. This got him into trouble with the medical faculty, and in 1778 he emigrated to Paris, creating secret societies all over France. Six years later, mesmerism was considered a threat, possibly deleterious to both mind and body. Louis XVI appointed two commissions to investigate this likely fraud. Dr. Guillotin headed one; the other, made up of five members of the Academy of Sciences, included an astronomer and was headed by Franklin, American Ambassador to France. Both commissions concluded that the success of mesmerism was due to the manipulation of the imagination. Mesmer protested vigorously but in vain. He left France and died in obscurity in 1815.

  9. Unravelling the Franklin Mystery, Second Edition with David C. Woodman

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    2017-01-01

    This is a forthcoming book review of David C. Woodman's second edition of his book "Unravelling the Franklin Mystery."......This is a forthcoming book review of David C. Woodman's second edition of his book "Unravelling the Franklin Mystery."...

  10. Syukuro Manabe Receives 2010 William Bowie Medal

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    Broccoli, Anthony J.; Manabe, Syukuro

    2011-01-01

    Syukuro Manabe was awarded the 2010 William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 15 December 2010 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for “outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research.”

  11. Aki receives 2004 William Bowie Medal

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    Jordan, Thomas H.; Aki, Keiiti

    Keiiti Aki was awarded the 2004 William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held on 15 December 2004, in San Francisco, California. The medal recognizes “outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research”

  12. Solomon Receives 2007 William Bowie Medal

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    Brasseur, Guy; Solomon, Susan

    2008-01-01

    Susan Solomon was awarded the 2007 William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held on 12 December 2007 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for ``outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research.''

  13. Eestlased graafikanäitustel / Benjamin Vasserman

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    Vasserman, Benjamin

    1999-01-01

    IV Kochi graafikatriennaalil Jaapanis 13. III-18. IV osales Eestist Benjamin Vasserman tööga "Vaheldus I". Peapreemia: Eduardo Roca Zalazar. XIV rahvusvahelisel graafikanäitusel "Premio Internationale Biella per I'Incisione" Itaalias 23. IV-23. V osalesid Eestist Peeter Allik, Reti Saks, Benjamin Vasserman. Näituse nimeline preemia: Seung Yeon Kim. 26. VIII avati Fredrikstadis 12. Norra rahvusvaheline graafikatriennaal. 5. nov. avatakse X Varna graafikabiennaal Bulgaarias, 15. XII ئ III Egiptuse graafikatriennaal Gizas. "International Print Triennial Cracow 2000" näitustest

  14. Eestlased graafikanäitustel / Benjamin Vasserman

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    Vasserman, Benjamin

    1999-01-01

    IV Kochi graafikatriennaalil Jaapanis 13. III-18. IV osales Eestist Benjamin Vasserman tööga "Vaheldus I". Peapreemia: Eduardo Roca Zalazar. XIV rahvusvahelisel graafikanäitusel "Premio Internationale Biella per I'Incisione" Itaalias 23. IV-23. V osalesid Eestist Peeter Allik, Reti Saks, Benjamin Vasserman. Näituse nimeline preemia: Seung Yeon Kim. 26. VIII avati Fredrikstadis 12. Norra rahvusvaheline graafikatriennaal. 5. nov. avatakse X Varna graafikabiennaal Bulgaarias, 15. XII ئ III Egiptuse graafikatriennaal Gizas. "International Print Triennial Cracow 2000" näitustest

  15. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

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    Rheault, Wendy; Stoecker, Judith; Tappert, Susan; Bridges, Diane

    2010-01-01

    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, located in North Chicago, Illinois, is a private, health professions university educating health and biomedical professionals in an innovative, student-centered environment. The University is composed of 4 colleges: the Chicago Medical School, the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Health Professions, and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. At Rosalind Franklin University, we are committed to Interprofessional Education as stated in our vision and introduced through our first-year Interprofessional experience for all incoming students.

  16. Benjamin Constant. Ontdekker van de moderne vrijheid

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    de Hert, Paul; Kinneging, A.; Colette, M.

    2015-01-01

    In 1806 analyseerde de Zwitsers-Franse politicus, filosoof en essayist Benjamin Constant (1767-1830) de moderne samenleving in zijn bekende boek Principes de politique. Uit dit klassiek geworden werk spreekt Constant’s ambivalentie en gevoel van nuance en subtiliteit. De “moderne” individuele

  17. Children, Redemption and Remembrance in Walter Benjamin

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    Jessop, Sharon

    2013-01-01

    Walter Benjamin wrote extensively on children and childhood, though this aspect of his work has hitherto received scant attention despite continuing and growing interest in his thought. This article makes explicit the connection between his acute observations of childhood and his distinctive messianic philosophy. The twin aspects of redemption in…

  18. Benjamin Banneker and the Law of Sines

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    Mahoney, John F.

    2005-01-01

    Benjamin Banneker, a self-taught mathematician, surveyor and astronomer published annual almanacs containing his astronomical observations and predictions. Banneker who also used logarithms to apply the Law of Sines believed that the method used to solve a mathematical problem depends on the tools available.

  19. Rules of Appointment at Franklin Pierce College.

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    This memorandum sets forth the regulations and procedures affecting appointments to the instructional faculty of Franklin Pierce College. Part A: General Provisions, includes information on faculty ranks, the procedure of appointment, the regular review, and normal retirement. Part B deals with the terms and conditions of appointment, including…

  20. Armstrong Awarded Space Medal of Honor

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    1978-01-01

    Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong receives the first Congressional Space Medal of Honor from President Jimmy Carter, assisted by Captain Robert Peterson. Armstrong, one of six astronauts to be presented the medal during ceremonies held in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), was awarded for his performance during the Gemini 8 mission and the Apollo 11 mission when he became the first human to set foot upon the Moon.

  1. Armstrong Receives Space Medal of Honor

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    1978-01-01

    Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong receives the first Congressional Space Medal of Honor from President Jimmy Carter, assisted by Captain Robert Peterson. Armstrong, one of six astronauts to be presented the medal during ceremonies held in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), was awarded for his performance during the Gemini 8 mission and the Apollo 11 mission when he became the first human to set foot upon the Moon.

  2. Walter Benjamin: History, Experience, and Modernity

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    Mario Alejandro Molano

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Since the end of the 20th century, there has been increasing research on modernity, especially on different segments of the cultural field. Read in this context, the works of Walter Benjamin acquire great value. The article explores four of Benjamin’s themes: a some aspects of his concept of history; b the concept of experience, in order to show its historical-critical dimension regarding the rise of modern culture; c the affinities between the way he allegorical view is developed in German Baroque drama and the way in which Baudelaire deals with the issues of modernity; and d elements of some cultural forms of modern art that Benjamin is interested in.

  3. Walter Benjamin: historia, experiencia y modernidad

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    Mario Alejandro Molano

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde finales del siglo XX, las investigaciones sobre modernidad, orientadas hacia distintos segmentos del campo cultural, han venido ganando un enorme terreno. Las obras de Walter Benjamin, leídas en esta perspectiva, cobran un gran valor. Se busca explorar cuatro temas benjaminianos: a algunos aspectos de su concepto de historia; b el concepto de experiencia, para mostrar su dimensión histórico-crítica con respecto al ascenso de la cultura moderna; c las afinidades entre el modo en que se desarrolla la visión alegórica en el drama barroco alemán y el modo en que Baudelaire afronta las problemáticas de la modernidad; d elementos de algunas formas culturales del arte moderno que entusiasman a Benjamin.

  4. Benjamin Friedman on Arabs in Israeli literature

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    H. F. van Rooy

    1982-05-01

    Full Text Available Benjamin Friedman was working on a thesis for his doctorate at the University of Potchefstroom when he passed away in 1979. He was immensely interested in the way the Israeli Hebrew writers pictured the Arabs in their fiction and had done a massive amount of research when he died. He was therefore unable to complete his research and to present his views in a complete study. He did, however, leave a manuscript which reflected his research and conclusions. This was edited by his family' and the University of Potchefstroom gave recognition to his work by awarding him the degree M.A. posthumously. The writer of this paper added a chapter to Mr . Friedman’s manuscript, summarising his main views on the topic. Menahem D. Rotshtein’s paper on this same subject prompted me to present Benjamin Friedman’s view on this important subject, in aid of further research and discussion.

  5. Benjamin leitor de Brecht: cinema e distanciamento

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The influence of Bertolt Brecht on Walter Benjamin is usually related to the assimilation of the critical Marxist tradition by the latter. The present article seeks to carry out an immanent and theoretical critique of the work of both authors, pursuing to investigate other possible aspects of this influence. On that ground, the goal is to demonstrate that the "distancing effect" (Verfremdungseffekt in German employed by Brecht in his epic theatre plays a crucial role in the way Benjamin analyses the art of filming and appears in the four versions of the "The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction" essay, as well as in his theory about the "aura".

  6. A modernidade pelo olhar de Walter Benjamin

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O OBJETIVO do artigo é traçar um perfil da modernidade tomando como referência os ensaios "Paris capital do século XIX" e "Paris do Segundo Império em Baudelaire", de Walter Benjamin. O texto pretende revelar as relações entre o processo revolucionário francês, a mercantilização da sociedade e da arte e a obra poética de Baudelaire.

  7. User and Performance Impacts from Franklin Upgrades

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    He, Yun (Helen)

    2009-05-10

    The NERSC flagship computer Cray XT4 system"Franklin" has gone through three major upgrades: quad core upgrade, CLE 2.1 upgrade, and IO upgrade, during the past year. In this paper, we will discuss the various aspects of the user impacts such as user access, user environment, and user issues etc from these upgrades. The performance impacts on the kernel benchmarks and selected application benchmarks will also be presented.

  8. Sivapalan receives 2011 Robert E. Horton Medal: Response

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    Sivapalan, Murugesu

    2012-01-01

    Murugesu Sivapalan was awarded the 2011 Robert E. Horton Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 7 December 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "outstanding contributions to hydrology."

  9. Sivapalan receives 2011 Robert E. Horton Medal: Citation

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    Dunne, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Murugesu Sivapalan was awarded the 2011 Robert E. Horton Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 7 December 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "outstanding contributions to hydrology."

  10. Anny Cazenave Receives 2012 William Bowie Medal: Citation

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    Peltier, W. R.

    2013-01-01

    Anny Cazenave was awarded the 2012 William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 5 December 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research."

  11. Gerald J. Wasserburg Awarded 2008 William Bowie Medal

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    Jacobsen, Stein B.; Wasserburg, Gerald J.

    2009-01-01

    Gerald J. Wasserburg was awarded the 2008 William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held 17 December 2008 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for ``outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research.''

  12. David Simpson Receives 2012 Waldo E. Smith Medal: Citation

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    Lerner-Lam, Arthur

    2013-01-01

    David Simpson was awarded the 2012 Waldo E. Smith Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 5 December 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "extraordinary service to geophysics".

  13. CERN physicist receives Einstein Medal

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    On 29 June the CERN theorist Gabriele Veneziano was awarded the prestigious Albert Einstein Medal for significant contributions to the understanding of string theory. This award is given by the Albert Einstein Society in Bern to individuals whose scientific contributions relate to the work of Einstein. Former recipients include exceptional physicists such as Murray Gell-Mann last year, but also Stephen Hawking and Victor Weisskopf. Gabriele Veneziano, a member of the integrated CERN Theory Team since 1977, led the Theory Division from 1994 to 1997 and has already received many prestigious prizes for his outstanding work, including the Enrico Fermi Prize (see CERN Courier, November 2005), the Dannie Heineman Prize for mathematical physics of the American Physical Society in 2004 (see Bulletin No. 47/2003), and the I. Ya. Pomeranchuk Prize of the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Moscow) in 1999.

  14. What Does Winning the Gold Medal Count Really Mean?

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    2008-01-01

    The euphoria has gone and the stadiums are empty. Memories of amazing performances on the track and in the pool linger after the Beijing Olympics closed in spectacular fashion. And on the score board the numbers tell their own tale. The United States won the overall medal count with a total of 110 medals, 36 of which were gold. China won 100 medals, 51 of which were gold. Russia came in third with a total of 72 medals.

  15. O ideal de Baudelaire por Walter Benjamin Baudelaire's ideal by Walter Benjamin

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    Luciano Ferreira Gatti

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo examina a interpretação feita por Walter Benjamin dos poemas de Charles Baudelaire marcados pela noção de ideal, a qual se opõe ao spleen. Benjamin encontra aí o esforço de rememoração de uma experiência plena, a qual constituiria, por sua vez, um elemento essencial à compreensão da modernidade como impossibilidade desta forma de experiência. Com as noções de beleza e de aura, o artigo busca ainda salientar a importância da categoria da distância para a configuração desta forma de experiência.This paper examines the interpretation made by Walter Benjamin of Baudelaire's poems determined by the notion of Ideal, which is opposed to the concept of spleen. The Ideal is identified by Benjamin as the effort of remembrance of a full experience, which constitutes an essential element to the understanding of modernity as the impossibility of such kind of experience. At last the explanation of the concepts of beauty and aura is introduced to emphasize the importance of the category of distance to the configuration of this form of experience.

  16. Kafka, Benjamin e Derrida: diante da lei

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    Carla Rodrigues

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available ResumoEste artigo propõe articular três autores judeus — Kafka, Benjamin e Derrida, dispostos por mim nessa ordem a partir de uma perspectiva temporal — a partir da percepção de que suas obras podem ter em comum a experiência da linguagem como experiência de impossibilidade e como resistência à passagem para a modernidade. Para isso, discuto a parábola “Diante da lei”, de Kafka, comparada por Benjamin aos ensinamentos judaicos e percebida por Derrida como condição intrínseca do leitor: estar diante de um texto cuja lei de acesso nunca é dada.Palavras-chave: linguagem, desconstrução, judaísmoAbstractThis paper intends to discuss three Jewish authors — Kafka, Benjamin and Derrida, arranged by me in that or der from a temporal perspective — from the perception that their works share the experience of  language as an experience of impossibility and as resistance against the passage into modernity. To do so, I discuss Kafka’s parable “Beforethe Law”, which was compared by Benjamin to Jewish teachings and perceived by Derrida as an intrinsic condition of the reader: standing before a text whose access law is never given.Keywords: Language, deconstruction, judaismCarla Rodrigues é professora do Departamento de Filosofia da UFRJ (PPGF/IFCS/UFRJ, doutora e mestre em Filosofia (PUC-Rio; realizou pesquisa de pós-doutorado (IEL/Unicamp como bolsista PDJ/CNPq. É vice-coordenadora do Khôra – laboratório de filosofias da alteridade (UFRJ/CNPq e do GT Desconstrução, linguagem e alteridade (ANPOF. É autora, entre outros, de Coreografias do feminino (Ed. Mulheres, 2009 e Duas palavras sobre o feminino – hospitalidade e responsabilidade, sobre ética e política em Derrida (NAU Editora/Faperj, 2013.carla@ifcs.ufrj.br 

  17. Walter Benjamin ja lugemismõnu / Aija Sakova-Merivee

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    2014-01-01

    Arvustus: Benjamin, Walter. Lapsepõlv Berliinis 1900. aasta paiku : valik esseid. II / Walter Benjamin ; saksa keelest tõlkinud Mati Sirkel ; koostanud ja järelsõna: Marek Tamm. Tallinn : Kultuurileht, 2014. (Loomingu raamatukogu ; 2014, nr. 9/11)

  18. Walter Benjamin ja lugemismõnu / Aija Sakova-Merivee

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    Arvustus: Benjamin, Walter. Lapsepõlv Berliinis 1900. aasta paiku : valik esseid. II / Walter Benjamin ; saksa keelest tõlkinud Mati Sirkel ; koostanud ja järelsõna: Marek Tamm. Tallinn : Kultuurileht, 2014. (Loomingu raamatukogu ; 2014, nr. 9/11)

  19. Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. John Hope Franklin

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    Harris, Robert L., Jr.; Levering-Lewis, David; French, John D.; Wharton, Clifton R., Jr.

    2009-01-01

    Dr. John Hope Franklin chronicled the experiences of African-Americans like no one before him, forcing America to recognize Black history as American history. His contributions were innumerable and his impact was abiding. In celebration of his life and legacy, the authors profile the celebrated scholar and activist, Dr. John Hope Franklin.

  20. Benjamin y Wittgenstein en torno al lenguaje de los hombres

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    Kenneth Moreno May

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se confrontan las imágenes de Ludwig Wittgenstein y Walter Benjamin en torno al lenguaje; se toma como punto de partida el Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus de Wittgenstein, y otros textos de su obra madura, comparándolos con algunos textos de la juventud de Benjamin, entre los que resalta, Sobre el lenguaje en general y el lenguaje de los humanos. Los objetivos generales son dos: Por un lado, mostrar como ambos autores confluyen desde caminos diferentes hacia el mismo punto. Por otro lado, exponer la manera como Benjamin se adelanta al Wittgenstein maduro mostrando las conexiones del lenguaje y espiritualidad a través de lo que Benjamin llama “facultad mimética” de la naturaleza y del ser humano. A partir de esta reflexión se mantiene con Benjamin una postura crítica respecto a la obra del joven Wittgenstein.

  1. Thatcher Receives 2004 Charles A. Whitten Medal

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    Stein, Ross

    2005-02-01

    Wayne Thatcher received the Whitten Medal at the 2004 Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony on 15 December, in San Francisco, California. The medal is given for outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets. Citation. Armed with geodesy, Wayne Thatcher has probed the behavior of great earthquakes, concentrating on the two sites where large events are frequent and the geodetic record is lush: the western United States and Japan. From this, he has garnered deep insights into the earthquake cycle-the pattern of strain accumulation and release of which an earthquake is only the most visible part.

  2. Gilbert receives 1999 William Bowie Medal

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    Turekian, Karl K.; Gilbert, J. Freeman

    J. Freeman Gilbert was awarded the William Bowie Medal at the AGU Spring Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held on June 2, 1999, in Boston, Massachusetts. The medal recognizes outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research.Freeman Gilbert was a geophysical pioneer, even as a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he used the Whirlwind computer to apply computational methods to seismic problems. Later at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP),at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he began his professional university career, he wrote a series of papers on the computation of synthetic seismograms in simple media.

  3. From Apprentice to Journeyman to Partner: Benjamin Franklin's Workers and the Growth of the Early-American Printing Trade.

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    Frasca, Ralph

    In studying the history of the American press, little attention has been given to printing networks and the apprenticeship system, factors which permitted the press not only to survive but to grow. Essential to press growth was the apprenticeship system, vocational education which replenished and augmented the craft's practitioners. Apprentices…

  4. Persona-lly Appealing: Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard and Authorial Self-Representation

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    Patricia F. Tarantello

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available While scholarship on Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography describes his use of persona in nuanced terms, scholarship on Franklin’s earlier writings tends to characterize his use of persona as simply a device he used to eliminate personal details from his texts. This article, focused on Franklin’s Poor Richard persona, argues that he conceived of literary persona not simply as a tool to protect his anonymity, but also as a means of self-promotion and self-representation. Franklin used Poor Richard to make a space for himself in the literary marketplace, build a readership for the almanac, and create a positive public reputation for himself. Franklin’s early experiments in performing sincerity and authenticity through an invented personality prefigure the performances of identity he would deploy through his authorial persona in The Autobiography. Thus, by examining Franklin’s construction of identity in Poor Richard’s Almanack, we learn more about how he crafted a public identity for himself.

  5. Benjamin & Schmitt: uma arqueologia da exceção Benjamin & Schmitt: an archeology of exception

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    Annie Dymetman

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Situados em pólos opostos da vida ideológica e cultural européia dos anos 20 e 30 do século passado, Walter Benjamin e Carl Schmitt são protagonistas em um complexo jogo de afinidade e repulsa no plano das suas concepções básicas, articuladas em torno do tema do excesso. A autora propõe uma hermenêutica do excesso.Situated at opposed poles of the ideological and cultural life in the twenties and thirties of the last century. Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt are protagonists in a complex play of affinity and repulsion on the level of their basic conceptions, which are built around the theme of excess. The author proposes an hermeneutic of excess.

  6. 14 medals for the CERN Ski Club

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    Anaïs Schaeffer

    2011-01-01

    From 22 to 29 January, the ski resort of La Clusaz in Haute Savoie hosted the 11th Winter Atomiades. With nine gold medals and four silver medals in cross-country skiing, and a bronze medal in downhill skiing, the team from the CERN Ski Club finished third in the medals table.   Group photo at the 2011 Atomiades Organised by the Association of Sports Communities of European Research Institutes, nearly 260 participants from 15 research centres throughout Europe competed against each other in this skiing event. Each in their own discipline and age category, the fourteen members of the CERN team defended the colours of the Organization in the spirit of fun and fair play: “I had a really good week,” explained Simone Campana from the IT Department. “There was a great atmosphere. I’m only sorry that there was no general ranking this year. Let’s hope they’ll think about having one next time!” Despite the competition, the event is ...

  7. Allegre receives the William Bowie Medal

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    Anderson, Don L.

    The 1995 William Bowie Medal, given by AGU for outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research, was presented to Claude Allègre at the AGU Spring Meeting Honor Ceremony on May 31 in Baltimore. The award citation is given here.

  8. Prof. Long Chunlin Receives Harshberger Medal

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    2005-01-01

    @@ Prof. Dr. Long Chunlin, an ethnobotanist at the CAS Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), has been chosen by the Society of Ethnobotany of India as a laureate of the Harshberger Medal for his outstanding contributions to ethnobotany, an interdisciplinary field which studies how plants are used in various cultures.

  9. Psychology and the National Medal of Science

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    Lowman, Robert P.; Benjamin, Ludy T., Jr.

    2012-01-01

    When Congress created the National Medal of Science in 1959 to be awarded by the president of the United States, psychology was not among the eligible sciences. A concerted lobbying effort in the late 1970s changed that situation, adding social and behavioral sciences to the listing of eligible disciplines. This article describes how the award…

  10. The Death and Life of Walter Benjamin

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    David Kishik

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available What if Walter Benjamin actually made it to New York as he was escaping the Nazis, settling there for the rest of his long life? What if he was working on a sequel to his Arcades Project, translating his ideas about Paris, capital of the nineteenth century, to his new city and own epoch? And what if I inadvertently discovered the manuscript of this so-called Manhattan Project, and decided to write a study dedicated to the unearthed text? This paper offers a few reflections on, and quotations from, the book that I am currently, truly working on, which is an analysis of a phantom of a book, inspired by a real collection of reflections and quotations that were made in preparation for another book that was also never written.

  11. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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    2010-01-01

    一个奇异的开始,注定了奇异的结束;一个魔幻的故事,谱写着非凡的人生;一个青春活泼的女孩,与传奇老小孩心灵相通,结下了牵挂一生的誓言,演绎了一出生离死别、百转千回的至情至爱的史诗。《返老还童》(The Curious Case of Benjamin Button),一个时空交错的故事,一个垂死弥留之际的人生追忆,一段跌宕冗长、历史沧桑的叙述,让读者嗅到了生命的凄凉,爱的无奈……

  12. Lenguaje y violencia entre Benjamin y Canetti

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    2006-01-01

    En este artículo, se pone en cuestión el tópico según el cual habría una contraposición absoluta entre comunicación y violencia, entre lenguaje y poder. Este tópico está presente en el habla común y entre los filósofos, como es el caso de Arendt, Apel y Habermas. Para someterlo a revisión, Esposito se sirve de tres autores —Benjamin, Blanchot y Canetti— y va mostrando la progresión crítica que conduce hasta el autor de Masa y poder. Para Canetti, la violenc...

  13. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: a famous patient.

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    Hart, Curtis W

    2014-08-01

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt is arguably one of the greatest of American Presidents. His encounter with the polio that crippled him at an early age and its transformative impact upon him are here discussed with particular reference to his relationship with his physician, Dr. George Draper. This transformation liberated energy in Roosevelt to lead and to show empathy for others in ways that both challenged the political and social status quo in the U.S.A. as well as helped save the world from the threat of Fascism in World War II. This essay seeks to demonstrate how an investigation of the life and struggles of this famous patient is one avenue for relating the study of the humanities to medical education. An earlier version of this paper was presented as the Heberden Lecture in the History of Medicine at the New York Academy of Medicine in 2012.

  14. Who Wins The Olympic Games: Economic Development and Medal Totals

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    Andrew B. Bernard; Busse, Meghan R.

    2000-01-01

    This paper examines determinants of Olympic success at the country level. Does the U.S. win its fair share of Olympic medals? Why does China win 6% of the medals even though it has 1/5 of the world's population? We consider the role of population and economic development in determining medal totals from 1960-1996. We also provide out of sample predictions for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

  15. Who Wins the Olympic Games: Economic Development and Medal Totals

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    2000-01-01

    This paper examines determinants of Olympic success at the country level. Does the U.S. win its fair share of Olympic medals? Why does China win 6% of the medals even though it has 1/5 of the world's population? We consider the role of population and economic development in determining medal totals from 1960-1996. We also provide out of sample predictions for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

  16. Seal Island and Franklin Island National Wildlife Refuges Trip Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is a summary of visits to both Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge and Franklin Island National Wildlife Refuge on August 14, 15, 16, 1982.

  17. Honors

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    2014-05-01

    Lisa Tauxe, distinguished professor of geophysics in the Geosciences Research Division and department chair and deputy director for education at Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego, received the Franklin Institute's Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science "for the development of observational techniques and theoretical models providing an improved understanding of the behavior of, and variations in intensity of, the Earth's magnetic field through geologic time."

  18. Geiss Receives 2005 William Bowie Medal

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    Gloeckler, George; Geiss, Johannes

    2006-01-01

    Johannes Geiss was awarded the 2005 William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held on 7 December 2005 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal recognizes outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research. I am most pleased and honored to present this citation to Johannes Geiss, a truly great space scientist and investigator of the solar system and universe. His pioneering work, spanning over half a century, has paved the way toward understanding the physical world in which we live, its origins, and its destiny. He is a strong and effective advocate of science and ingenious in his ability to influence science policy and foster good science. Space limitations allow me to highlight only a few of Geiss's outstanding scientific accomplishments, service to science and society, and contributions to the conduct of science.

  19. A medal share model for Olympic performance

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    Ang Sun; Rui Wang; Zhaoguo Zhan

    2015-01-01

    A sizable empirical literature relates a nation's Olympic performance to socioeconomic factors by adopting linear regression or a Tobit approach suggested by Bernard and Busse (2004). We propose an alternative model where a nation's medal share depends on its competitiveness relative to other nations and the model is logically consistent. Empirical evidence shows that our model fits data better than the existing linear regression and Tobit model. Besides Olympic Games, the proposed model and ...

  20. A review of the Tom Rozwadowski medal

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    HW Ittmann

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The Tom Rozwadowski (TR medal is the most prestigious award of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA. The award, first presented in 1971, was established in honour of one of ORSSA's founding members. Initially the medal was to be presented to a member of the society for a paper of most outstanding merit, but the rules were subsequently adapted and currently the medal is awarded to the best paper published during the previous calendar year. This review endeavours to present an analysis of all the award winning papers since its inception. The aim is three-fold, namely: to present a historical review, to detect any trends within Operations Research (OR in South Africa and to present a view of OR in the country. The analysis indicates that these award-winning papers are very diverse in nature, which certainly epitomises OR in South Africa, but the sample is small and thus not representative enough to be used to draw strict conclusions about the evolution of OR in South Africa. The papers, in general, exhibit originality, quality and clarity of exposition while there is clear interaction between theory and practice.

  1. W. R. Peltier Receives 2010 Charles A. Whitten Medal

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    Dickey, Jean O'Brien; Peltier, W. R.

    2011-01-01

    W. Richard Peltier was awarded the 2010 Charles A. Whitten Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 15 December 2010 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for “outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets.”

  2. Press Release: NPS Professor Awarded NASA Distinguished Service Medal

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    Press release taken from the wayback machine internet archive. Dr. Rudolph Panholzer, Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, and Chairman, Space Systems Group, has been awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal for many years of distinguished service to NASA and the Nation's space program. The medal is the highest honor that NASA confers on a non-governmental individual.

  3. Dziewoński Receives 2002 William Bowie Medal

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    Adam Dziewoński was awarded the William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, which was held on 8 December 2002, in San Francisco, California. The medal recognizes outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research.

  4. Rodríguez-Iturbe Receives 2009 William Bowie Medal

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    Eagleson, Peter S.; Rodríguez-Iturbe, Ignacio

    2010-01-01

    Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe was awarded the 2009 William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 16 December 2009 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for “outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research.”

  5. Louis J. Lanzerotti receives 2011 William Bowie Medal: Citation

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    Baker, Daniel N.; Kennel, Charles F.

    2012-01-01

    Louis J. Lanzerotti was awarded the 2011 William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 7 December 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for “outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research.”

  6. Louis J. Lanzerotti receives 2011 William Bowie Medal: Response

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    Lanzerotti, Louis J.

    2012-01-01

    Louis J. Lanzerotti was awarded the 2011 William Bowie Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 7 December 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for “outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research.”

  7. Maria T. Zuber Receives 2012 Harry H. Hess Medal: Citation

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    Solomon, Sean C.

    2013-01-01

    Maria T. Zuber was awarded the 2012 Harry H. Hess Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 5 December 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "outstanding achievements in research on the constitution and evolution of Earth and other planets."

  8. David E. Smith Receives 2012 Charles A. Whitten Medal: Citation

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    Phillips, Roger J.

    2013-01-01

    David E. Smith was awarded the 2012 Charles A. Whitten Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 5 December 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets."

  9. Dick receives 2011 Harry H. Hess Medal: Citation

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    Niu, Yaoling

    2012-01-01

    Henry J. B. Dick was awarded the 2011 Harry H. Hess Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 7 December 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "outstanding achievements in research on the constitution and evolution of Earth and other planets."

  10. Dick receives 2011 Harry H. Hess Medal: Response

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    Dick, Henry J. B.

    2012-01-01

    Henry J. B. Dick was awarded the 2011 Harry H. Hess Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 7 December 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for "outstanding achievements in research on the constitution and evolution of Earth and other planets."

  11. « Very much in the dark about light » : Franklin, lumières et critiques

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    James Delbourgo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Cet essai considère une critique des expériences électriques de Benjamin Franklin, publiée anonymement à Londres en 1777. L'auteur s'interroge pour savoir s'il est légitime de regarder ces expériences comme « natural philosophy » dans la tradition d’Isaac Newton. Cette critique des lumières frankliniennes est considérée en connection avec les conflits de la Révolution américaine, les angoisses sociales sur la dextérité mécanique, et la hiérarchie géographique des savoirs. Les débats sur le caractère de la vraie philosophie naturelle qui touchaient les expériences de Franklin portaient également sur la constitution sociale, politique et géographique de l’autorité.This essay discusses a critical account of Benjamin Franklin’s experiments with electricity published anonymously in London in 1777. The fundamental question raised was whether Franklin’s famous experiments constituted legitimate natural philosophy in the tradition of Isaac Newton. This dim view of Franklinist enlightenment is linked to the conflicts of the American Revolution, social anxieties about mechanical ingenuity, and geographical hierarchies of knowledge-making. It is argued that debates over the legitimacy of the proper character of natural philosophy that addressed Franklinist science were also debates over the social, political and geographical constitution of authority.

  12. Walter Benjamin, historia cultural y fotografía

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    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article we will see that Walter Benjamin's construction of a concept of history is not based only on thinkers like Marx, Freud or Nietzsche. For Benjamin, certain works of art were sources of great inspiration. Besides pointing out this wide range of sources, my interest is in highlighting Benjamin’sinterest in images as sources. Benjamin considers iconography, mass production of art and technical aspects of photographic reproduction.//A lo largo de este artículo veremos cómo Walter Benjamin no se basará únicamente en pensadores como Marx, Freud y Nietzsche para construir su concepción de la historia. Para él serán también fuentes de inspiración fundamental algunas obras artísticas. Además de destacar esta amplia gama de fuentes mi interés es resaltar su acercamiento a estas últimas, principalmente con relación a las imágenes. Para referirse a ellas Benjamin considerará: La interpretación de lo iconográfico, la consideración del arte de masas y el estudio de la técnica reproductiva.

  13. Bakhtin and Benjamin: On Goethe and Other Matters

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    Tatiana Bubnova

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This article re-examines the affinities and differences between the thought of Bakhtin and Benjamin. Both are important to that branch of contemporary philosophy which analyzes the destinies of the 20th century and belong to the present-day post-secular epoch. Both understand our world by reviewing our lived experiences, to find elements that help us evaluate it and provide an orientation for our present situation. There are similarities in the reception of their ideas. In Latin America, Bakhtin and Benjamin are frequently interpreted in a political sense and serve as a basis for thinking about historical events and the facts of contemporary culture. The works of Benjamin are more frequently published, disseminated, and commented upon than those of Bakhtin. The main focus of this article is to study how Goethe served as a catalyst or pivot for the particular illuminations of both thinkers. In this perspective, Bakhtin and Benjamin are seen as two communicating vessels, despite their differences on questions of language, the role that Kant plays in their thinking, or the texts that interested them. Bakhtin’s materialistic conception of language is quite opposed to the messianic mysticism of Benjamin.

  14. Olympic Winter Games medals from Chamonix 1924 to Sochi 2014: visual overview of each medal with a brief description

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    This document looks at the evolution of the Olympic Winter Games medals, from the first Games in Chamonix in 1924 to those in Sochi 2014. Each medal is presented with a photo of its obverse and reverse, with a description of the design and the technical details available.

  15. Olympic Summer Games medals from Athens 1896 to London 2012: visual overview of each medal with a brief description

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    This document traces the evolution of the Olympic Summer Games medals, from the first Games in Athens in 1896 to those in London in 2012. Each medal is presented with a photo of its obverse and reverse, with a description of the design and the technical details available.

  16. Youth Olympic Games medals from Singapore 2010 to Nanjing 2014: visual overview of each medal with a brief description

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    This document presents the evolution in the medals for the Summer and Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), from the first edition in Singapore, in 2010, to the Games in Nanjing in 2014. Each medal is illustrated by a photo of its obverse and reverse, with a description of the design and the technical details available.

  17. Walter Benjamin: un melanconico allievo di Aby Warburg

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    Full Text Available Walter Benjamin tried to get in touch with Panofsky and the Warburg’s circle, but the attempt failed. This article examines the chapter on melancholy of Benjamin’s The Origin of the German Tragic Drama (1928 and his main sources, i. e. Warburg’s essay Pagan-Antique Prophecy in Words and Images in the Age of Luther (1920 and Panofsky-Saxl’s work Dürers Melencolia I (1923. Benjamin interpreted the melancholy of the German Tragic Drama as a jump back to the deadly sin of sloth: he saw the saturnine melancholy under the sign of the medieval acedia.

  18. O guarda cultura Franklin Joaquim Cascaes: o outsider/estabelecido

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    Partindo do pressuposto que ao tratar de Franklin Cascaes os pesquisadores que estudam a sua obra e vida, dissociam o artista do professor, foi eleita a trajetória do professor/artista como objeto de análise, sobretudo porque ela possibilitaria uma trajetória praticamente inexplorada nos trabalhos acadêmicos, sobretudo do ponto de vista de um professor/artista que não teve uma formação escolar tradicional. Objetivou-se, assim, mostrar que existe um Franklin anterior e um posterior as narrativ...

  19. Evaluating the (your country here) olympic medal count.

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    An Olympic Games is a measurable test of a nation´s sporting power. Medal counts are the object of intense scrutiny after every Olympiad. Most countries celebrate any medal with national glee, since 60% of competing countries will win none. In 2012, 10% of the competing countries won 75% of all medals. Despite this concentration among a few countries, more countries are winning more medals now than 20 years ago, thanks in part to athlete-support and -development programs arising around the globe. Small strong sporting countries like Norway are typified by fairly large variation in medal results from Olympiad to Olympiad and a high concentration of results in a few sports. These are important factors to consider when evaluating national performance and interpreting the medal count. Medal conversion, podium placements relative to top 8 placements, may provide a measure of the competitiveness of athlete-support programs in this international zero sum game where the cost of winning Olympic gold keeps rising whether measured in dollars or human capital. 

  20. Patrick Janot receives the CNRS silver medal

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    Patrick Janot during the award ceremony. (Photo Schwemling, Paris) On 25 November, Patrick Janot of the CERN Physics Department received the CNRS silver medal for IN2P3 (Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules). This prize, one of the most prestigious awarded by the French research centre, is given to scientists for the 'originality, quality and importance of their work, as recognised both nationally and internationally'. Patrick Janot joined the ALEPH collaboration, one of the four experiments at LEP, then under construction, in 1987. First a CERN Fellow, he went on to work for the CNRS at LAL in 1989. Together with his team, he developed innovative algorithms for the reconstruction of events. This work and others earned him the bronze CNRS medal in 1993, which is awarded to scientists for their first achievements. In 1997, he became a permanent physicist at CERN, where he continued to work for ALEPH. He was appointed LEP scientific co-ordinator for the last two years of the ac...

  1. A new resolution of the Judy Benjamin problem

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    Romeijn, J.-W.; Douven, I.

    2011-01-01

    Van Fraassen's Judy Benjamin problem has generally been taken to show that not all rational changes of belief can be modelled in a probabilistic framework if the available update rules are restricted to Bayes's rule and Jeffrey's generalization thereof. But alternative rules based on distance functi

  2. Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz organizes shuttle mail message

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    On Discovery's aft flight deck, Astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz begins to organize what was believed to be among the longest mail messages in Shuttle history. Though early Shuttle flights could brag of longer teleprinted messages, the Thermal Imaging Printing Systems's day four correspondence, most of which is out of frame here, is a record length for recent flights.

  3. Repositioning for the Future: Franklin and Marshall College.

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    1992-01-01

    Franklin and Marshall College (Pennsylvania) has used institutional mission, strategic planning, lessons learned from previous experience, and sound general management principles to guide reallocation of resources during a period of financial constraint. The objective was repositioning, not retrenchment, and the resulting academic program is…

  4. Leader election in anonymous rings: Franklin goes probabilistic

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    Bakhshi, R.; Fokkink, W.J.; Pang, J.; Pol, J.C. van de; Ausiello, G.

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    We present a probabilistic leader election algorithm for anonymous, bidirectional, asynchronous rings. It is based on an algorithm from Franklin, augmented with random identity selection, hop counters to detect identity clashes, and round numbers modulo 2. As a result, the algorithm is finite-state,

  5. Leader Election in Anonymous Rings: Franklin Goes Probabilistic

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    Bakhshi, Rena; Fokkink, Wan; Pang, Jun; Pol, van de Jaco; Ausiello, G.; Karhumäki, J.; Mauri, G.; Ong, L.

    2008-01-01

    We present a probabilistic leader election algorithm for anonymous, bidirectional, asynchronous rings. It is based on an algorithm from Franklin, augmented with random identity selection, hop counters to detect identity clashes, and round numbers modulo 2. As a result, the algorithm is finite-state,

  6. 75 FR 26794 - International Paper Company Franklin Pulp & Paper Mill Including On-Site Leased Workers From...

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    ...] International Paper Company Franklin Pulp & Paper Mill Including On-Site Leased Workers From Railserve, Franklin..., 2009, applicable to workers of International Paper Company, Franklin Pulp & Paper Mill, Franklin... workers are engaged in the production of uncoated freesheet paper and coated paperboard. The company...

  7. Bakhtin e Benjamin: sobre Goethe e outras questões

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    Full Text Available Este artigo reexamina as afinidades e as diferenças entre o pensamento de Bakhtin e Benjamin. Ambos são importantes para aquele ramo da filosofia contemporânea que analisa os destinos do século XX e pertencem à época atual pós-secular. Ambos compreendem nosso mundo por meio do procedimento de revisão de nossas experiências de vida, a fim de encontrar elementos que nos ajudem a avaliá-la e fornecer uma orientação para nossa situação atual. Há semelhanças na recepção de suas ideias. Na América Latina, Bakhtin e Benjamin são frequentemente interpretados num sentido político e servem como base para se refletir sobre acontecimentos históricos e fatos da cultura contemporânea. Os trabalhos de Benjamin são mais frequentemente publicados, disseminados e comentados do que aqueles de Bakhtin. O foco principal deste artigo é estudar como Goethe serviu de catalizador ou pivô para as iluminações particulares desses dois pensadores. Nessa perspectiva, Bakhtin e Benjamin são vistos como vasos comunicantes, a despeito de suas diferenças em questões de linguagem, do papel que Kant desempenha em seus pensamentos ou dos textos que interessaram a ambos. A concepção materialista de linguagem de Bakhtin opõe-se bastante ao misticismo messiânico de Benjamin.

  8. Obituary: Franklin Kamney (1925-2011)

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    Kinne, Richard

    2011-12-01

    Dr. Franklin E. Kameny died October 11, 2011, at the age of 86 of cardiac arrest. Kameny observed RV Tau stars and yellow semiregular variables from 1952 to1954, and his photoelectric measurements served as the basis of his Harvard Ph.D. thesis. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1956, Kameny taught astronomy for a year at Georgetown University. A US Army veteran during World War II, he was hired as an astronomer by the US Army Mapping Service in 1957. His astronomical career was terminated when he was fired from this position due to the discovery of his sexual orientation. Denied his first occupation as an astronomer, Kameny became a pioneer in the struggle for equal rights and was involved in many issues leading to just and equitable treatment of all people. One of his most most notable achievements was working for the removal of homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association's manual of mental disorders. One of his most recent achievements was helping to push through the Washington, DC, marriage equality act. After a lonely 40-year struggle, Kameny recently began to receive recognition for all his work. In June of 2009, the Office of Personnel Management formally apologized for Kameny's firing and issued him their highest award. The apology letter, in Kameny's estimation, left open the possibility he'd never actually been fired. In his acceptance of the apology he sent the Office a letter, tongue-in-cheek, requesting that the Office let him know what his back pay was! Kameny was present in the Oval Office for the signing of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in 2010 and was thanked for his work by both President Obama and Vice President Biden. 17th Street in Washington, DC, between P and R Streets was named "Frank Kameny Way," and Kameny's house is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Kameny's astronomical career, as short as it may have been, has not been forgotten. In the summer of 2009, his dissertation was "rediscovered" by AAVSO

  9. CAS physicist receives Tate Medal from American Institute of Physics

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    @@ The American Institute of Physics (AIP) 2007 Tate Medal for Leadership in International Physics goes to Prof. YU Lu, a physicist from the CAS Institute of Physics and chair of the CAS Interdisciplinary Center for Theoretical Studies.

  10. Raymond G. Roble Receives 2013 William Bowie Medal: Response

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    2014-01-01

    It is a great honor to receive the 2013 Bowie Medal knowing that it comes from such a prestigious and renowned geophysical society and from AGU colleagues whom I have interacted with for the past 45 years.

  11. Dunlop receives European Geophysical Society's Néel Medal

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    David J. Dunlop of the Physics Department and Erindale College at the University of Toronto has been awarded the 1999 Louis Néel Medal of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) for “authoritative contributions to rock magnetism, setting the standards for future decades.” The medal will be presented to Dunlop in April in a special ceremony at the Nederlands Congresbebouw in The Hague, The Netherlands, during the 24th General Assembly of the EGS.The Néel Medal is awarded by the Solid Earth Geophysics section of EGS in recognition of the scientific achievements of Louis Néel, who shared the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physics for his fundamental discoveries in magnetism.The medal is awarded “for outstanding achievements in the fertilization of the Earth Sciences by the transfer and application of fundamental theory and/or experimental techniques of solid state physics, defined in its broadest sense.”

  12. Priestley Medal Address: Chemistry and the World of Tomorrow

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    This article is based on the Priestley Medal Address presented by Linus C. Pauling on April 9, during the ACS spring meeting in St. Louis. Still active at 83, Pauling is director of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science & Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif., where he continues his scientific research. Much of his work has dealt with the nature of the chemical bond. The Priestley Medal, ACS's highest award, recognizes his contributions in this and other areas, and is the latest in a long ...

  13. Anny Cazenave Receives 2012 William Bowie Medal: Response

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    Cazenave, Anny

    2013-01-01

    It is a great pleasure, a privilege, and an immense honor to receive the AGU Bowie Medal. When I look at the list of previous recipients, with so many prestigious well-known names, I can hardly realize that I have also been awarded this prestigious medal. I feel very humble, following on from these highly distinguished scientists. Thanks very much, Dick, for your kind citation and thanks to the colleagues who have supported my nomination.

  14. So much more than just a gold medal

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    2004-01-01

    <正> The recent Athens Olympic Games witnessed a big vic-tory for China, with a total of 32 gold medals, surpassing the country’s 28 won at the Sydney Olympics.Against the backdrop of an improved overall competing capacity, as many as 10,500 athletes participated in the Athens Games, providing harsher than ever competitions for gold medals. Before setting out for the Olympic Games, the

  15. The fields medals (I): relating the continuous and the discrete.

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    1978-10-20

    The highest award to which a mathematician can aspire is the Fields Medal, an award comparable in many respects to a Nobel Prize in the prestige it confers. J.C. Fields, who set up a trust for the gold medals that constitute the award, said only that they should be made "in recognition of work already done and as an encouragement for further achievements on the part of the recipient." This has been interpreted to mean that the medals should be given to young mathematicians (generally those under the age of 40), a tradition that has been closely followed since the first two medals were awarded in 1936. The Fields Medals are given out only every 4 years, at the quadrennial convening of the International Congress of Mathematicians. This year, Fields Medals were presented to Gregory A. Margoulis of the Soviet Union, Daniel Quillan of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Charles Fefferman of Princeton University, and Pierre Deligne of the Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in France.

  16. 75 FR 69631 - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting

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  17. 76 FR 68167 - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting

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    ...-2011-0069] National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting AGENCY... of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) Nomination Evaluation Committee will meet in closed session on.... FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vikrum Aiyer, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology...

  18. Benjamin sociographe de la mémoire collective ? Benjamin, sociographer of collective memory ?

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Walter Benjamin est-il un sociographe de la mémoire collective  ? Une comparaison des thèmes morphologique, phénoménologique et politique de la sociologie halbwachsienne de la mémoire et de l’écriture benjaminienne de Paris permet de répondre à cette question. Morphologique : il s’agit principalement de voir comment la mémoire collective peut se cristalliser dans son espace urbain. Phénoménologique : le processus de remémoration suppose la rencontre d’un pluralisme temporel et de représentations collectives dans des images auxquelles cet espace urbain n’est pas étranger. Politique : un type de remémoration doit être mis à profit par cette image pour le progrès de la civilisation, notamment contre le fascisme. Au terme de ce cheminement, apparaît le rôle décisif de la métathéorie pour la théorie qui fait voir la différence profonde entre nos deux auteurs que le combat épistémologique qu’il entraînait avait rapprochés. Car si la mémoire collective est réifiée dans la ville, c’est selon une représentation singulière du temps dont elle-même découle. Or c’est précisément au nom d’une représentation du temps que le sociologue français et le philosophe allemand veulent fonder d’une part la science, d’autre part l’action.Is Walter Benjamin a sociographer of collective memory ? A comparison between the morphological, phenomenological and political topics of Halbwach’s sociology of memory and Benjamin’s writing on Paris allows us to answer this question. Morphological: it is mainly a question of seeing how collective memory can crystallize in its urban setting. Phenomenological: the process of recollection supposes an encounter between a temporal pluralism and collective representations in images from which that urban space is not disconnected. Political: a type of recollection must be put to use by this image for the progress of civilization, especially against Fascism. At the end of

  19. An art history of means: Arendt-Benjamin

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    Full Text Available Transmissibility is an essential concept for any discourse on historiography and aesthetics. In fact, this concept traverses the contemporary impasse of art historical critical practice. Although explicitly associated with Walter Benjamin, the entirety of Hannah Arendt’s work on art and history is premised on transmissibility as well. It allows them to conceive a space of history from within the aesthetic, the world of artifice. This essay reads Benjamin and Arendt alongside and against one other in order to rethink art and history without resorting to eschatology or the histrionics of political theology. In creating this virtual historiography—Arendt-Benjamin—it conceives transmissibility as an aesthetic-historiographic concept that renders an openness between past and future, poiesis and aisthesis. Writing the history of art becomes the creation of a passage between what-has-been and artifice; it becomes the opening of history into life, an event of recollection.

  20. 76 FR 37375 - Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board

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    ... of Justice Programs Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board AGENCY: Bureau.... SUMMARY: This is an announcement of a meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board to review and vote on recommendations for the 2011-2012 Medal of Valor nominations, consider issues relevant...

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    ... of Justice Programs Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board AGENCY: Office... meeting/conference call of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board to vote on recommendations for the 2009-2010 Medal of Valor nominations, review issues relevant to the nomination review...

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    ... of Justice Programs Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board AGENCY: Office.... SUMMARY: This is an announcement of a meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board to review and vote on recommendations for the 2012-2013 Medal of Valor nominations, consider issues relevant...

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    ... of Justice Programs Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board AGENCY: Office... Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board (``Board'') to vote on the position of Board Chairperson... Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board carries out those advisory functions specified in 42 U.S.C...

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  8. 78 FR 35604 - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting

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    ... United States Patent and Trademark Office National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination... closed meeting. SUMMARY: The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) Nomination Evaluation..., National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O....

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    ... United States Patent and Trademark Office National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination... requesting nominations of individuals to serve on the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination...: Nominations must be submitted to: Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program,...

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  11. 75 FR 3203 - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2010 Nominations

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    ... United States Patent and Trademark Office National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2010... nominations for its National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in 1980, the President of the United States has awarded the National Medal of Technology and...

  12. Exact Solutions of the Generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony Equation

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available We apply the theory of Weierstrass elliptic function to study exact solutions of the generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation. By using the theory of Weierstrass elliptic integration, we get some traveling wave solutions, which are expressed by the hyperbolic functions and trigonometric functions. This method is effective to find exact solutions of many other similar equations which have arbitrary-order nonlinearity.

  13. Benjamin's conception of language and Adorno's aesthetic theory

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    Full Text Available According to the theory of language of the young Benjamin, the primary task of language isn't the communication of contents, but to express itself as a "spiritual essence" in which also men take part. That conception according to which language would be a medium to signification of something outside it leads to a necessary decrease of its original strength and is thus denominated by Benjamin bürgerlich. The names of human language are remainders of an archaic state, in which things weren't yet mute and had their own language. Benjamin suggests also that all the arts remind the original language of things, as they make objects "speak" in form of sounds, colors, shapes etc. That relationship between arts as reminders of the "language of things" and the possible reconciliation of mankind with itself and with nature has been developed by Theodor Adorno in several of his writings, specially in the Aesthetic Theory, where the artwork is ultimately conceived as a construct pervaded by "language" in the widest meaning - not in the "bourgeois" sense.

  14. Dynamics of rogue waves on multisoliton background in the Benjamin Ono equation

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    2017-04-01

    For the Benjamin Ono equation, the Hirota bilinear method and long wave limit method are applied to obtain the breathers and the rogue wave solutions. Bright and dark rogue waves exist in the Benjamin Ono equation, and their typical dynamics are analysed and illustrated. The semirational solutions possessing rogue waves and solitons are also obtained, and demonstrated by the three-dimensional figures. Furthermore, the hybrid of rogue wave and breather solutions are also found in the Benjamin Ono equation.

  15. A CERN physicist receives the Gian Carlo Wick Medal

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    T.D. Lee, Chairman of the Gian Carlo Wick Medal selection committee, André Martin, the 2007 recipient, and Antonino Zichichi, President of the World Federation of Scientists (WFS)(Copyright : WFS) The 2007 Gian Carlo Wick Gold Medal was presented to the CERN theoretical physicist André Martin in Erice (Italy) on 20 August. The prize is awarded each year by the WFS (World Federation of Scientists), whose president is Professor Antonino Zichichi, to a theoretical physicist for his outstanding contributions to particle physics. The selection committee is composed of eminent physicists and is chaired by the Nobel Physics Prize Laureate, T.D. Lee. André Martin was awarded the Medal in recognition of his work on the total cross-section for interactions between two particles and his contributions to the understanding of heavy quark-antiquark (or quarkonium) systems. In 1965, André Martin established a theoretical basis for the so-call...

  16. Luciano Maiani and Jean Iliopoulos awarded the Dirac Medal

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    2007-01-01

    Luciano Maiani, when he was Director-General of CERN. Jean Iliopoulos in 1999. (©CNRS Photothèque - Julien Quideau)On 8 August, the 2007 Dirac Medal, one of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of theoretical physics and mathematics, was awarded to Luciano Maiani, professor at Rome’s La Sapienza University and former Director-General of CERN, and to Jean Iliopoulos, emeritus Director of Research at the CNRS Laboratory of Theoretical Physics. The medal was awarded to both physicists for their joint "work on the physics of the charm quark, a major contribution to the birth of the Standard Model, the modern theory of Elementary Particles." Founded by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in 1985, the Dirac Medal is awarded annually on 8 August, the birthday of the famous physicist Paul Dirac, winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize for Physics. It is awarded to ...

  17. Answer to Benjamin Dessus or how the ideology can cloud the best minds; Reponse a Benjamin Dessus ou Comment l'ideologie peut obscurcir les meilleurs esprits

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    Nifenecker, H

    2009-01-15

    The author aims to clarify the declarations of the article published by Benjamin Dessus, in Mediapart. He accuses him of manipulating data in order to find faults with the french nuclear program and more particularly the electric heating. The author then details and explains many affirmations of Benjamin Dessus: the CO{sub 2} contain of the electricity, which electric production must be taken into account, the nuclear and the energy independence, the french petroleum consumption, the central electric heating, the nuclear reactor power adjustment, the prices. The article of Benjamin Dessus is also provided in annex. (A.L.B.)

  18. On ``Carrington, Schwabe, and the Gold Medal''

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    Schröder, Wilfried

    2006-06-01

    I note with interest the article by Cliver [2005] about the early solar investigations of Heinrich Schwabe and Richard Carrington and offer some further insights into Schwabe's work and its reception at the time. Schwabe commenced his observations in 1826 with a small telescope he had bought some years earlier. For more than 40 years, he observed the Sun and made meteorological notes. In his 1843 essay, he noted a sunspot cycle of about 10 years, but his result aroused little interest with contemporary astronomers. Research at the time was focused on the physics of the planets, the Moon, and other topics. Schwabe had published data in the well-known Astronomische Nachrichten, but not until Alexander von Humboldt republished it in his Kosmos, volume 3 (1851), did the data begin to be recognized and accepted by Schwabe's fellow scientists. Humboldt's Kosmos was a publication of considerable prestige, and it had a wide circulation among scientists and the educated public. Scwabe's work became familiar to other scientists including Carrington, Angelo Secchi, and Gustav Spörer and, as noted by Cliver, earned him the gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.

  19. CERN firefighters win medals in New York

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    2011-01-01

    This year CERN's firefighters have taken part for the first time in the World Police and Fire Games,held in New York at the end of August. After an intensive training programme and some glorious achievements, the members of the CERN Fire Brigade taking part in the event enthusiastically share their experience with us.   Tomi Salmi (left) and Toni Rasanen (next to him) with their medals. Everybody has heard of the Olympic Games, but did you know that every two years firefighters and police officers from around the world hold their own version, which is second in size only to the Olympics? Since the mid-1980s, the World Police and Fire Games have taken place on three different continents, making waves in the cities that have hosted them. This year, the CERN Fire Brigade was part of a 10-day sports extravaganza in the city that never sleeps. Five CERN firefighters, two from Britain and three from Finland, participated in the Games in their chosen disciplines of triple jump, open water ...

  20. In Brief: Rita Colwell receives National Medal of Science

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    Kumar, Mohi

    2007-07-01

    Rita Colwell, director of the U.S. National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2004, was awarded a U.S. National Medal of Science in a White House ceremony on 27 July 2007. Colwell, currently a professor of microbiology and biotechnology at the University of Maryland at College Park and a professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, received the award for her research on global infectious diseases and marine microbes, specifically the bacterium that causes pandemic cholera. The National Medal of Science is the United States' highest honor for scientific achievement. Colwell currently serves on AGU's development board.

  1. "Un paysage hanté, intense comme l'opium". Ville et notion de paysage selon Siegfried Kracauer et Walter Benjamin

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    Reeh, Henrik

    2001-01-01

    bykultur, filosofi, Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, Berlin, Paris, landskab, begrebet bylandskab......bykultur, filosofi, Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, Berlin, Paris, landskab, begrebet bylandskab...

  2. Benjamin's conception of language and Adorno's aesthetic theory

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    Rodrigo Duarte

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available According to the theory of language of the young Benjamin, the primary task of language isn't the communication of contents, but to express itself as a "spiritual essence" in which also men take part. That conception according to which language would be a medium to signification of something outside it leads to a necessary decrease of its original strength and is thus denominated by Benjamin bürgerlich. The names of human language are remainders of an archaic state, in which things weren't yet mute and had their own language. Benjamin suggests also that all the arts remind the original language of things, as they make objects "speak" in form of sounds, colors, shapes etc. That relationship between arts as reminders of the "language of things" and the possible reconciliation of mankind with itself and with nature has been developed by Theodor Adorno in several of his writings, specially in the Aesthetic Theory, where the artwork is ultimately conceived as a construct pervaded by "language" in the widest meaning - not in the "bourgeois" sense.De acordo com a teoria da linguagem do jovem Benjamin, a tarefa primordial da linguagem não é a comunicação de Conteúdos, mas expressar a si própria como uma "essência espiritual", da qual também o gênero humano toma parte. Essa concepção, de acordo com a qual a linguagem seria um médium para a significação de algo fora dela leva necessariamente a uma diminuição de sua potência originária e é, portanto, chamada por Benjamin burguesa (bürgerlich. Os nomes da linguagem humana são resquícios de um estado arcaico, no qual as coisas ainda não eram mudas e tinham sua própria linguagem. Benjamin sugere também que todas as artes rememoram a linguagem originária das coisas, na medida em que fazem os objetos "falarem" em forma de sons, cores, formas etc. Essa relação entre arte como resquício da "linguagem das coisas" e a possível reconciliação do gênero humano consigo próprio e com a

  3. 78 FR 33891 - North Central Railway Association, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Franklin and Hardin Counties, Iowa

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    ... (Sub-No. 3X)] North Central Railway Association, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption-- in Franklin and Hardin... milepost 201.46 at or near Ackley, and milepost 191.0 at or near Geneva, in Franklin and Hardin...

  4. Conceito de barbárie em Walter Benjamin.

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    Marinho, Clayton Rodrigo da Fonsêca

    2015-01-01

    Programa de Pós-Graduação em Filosofia. Departamento de Filosofia, Instituto de Filosofia, Artes e Cultura, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Esta pesquisa busca apresentar um conceito de barbárie na obra do filósofo Walter Benjamin. Quando, em seu ensaio “Experiência e Pobreza” (1933), ele diz da necessidade de pensar um “conceito novo e positivo de barbárie”, tomamos a sério a tarefa de conceituá-la. Para isso, adotamos um paradigma estético de pensamento, a “constelação”, a fim de che...

  5. Walter Benjamin: A Philosophy of Today for Tomorrow :

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    Al igual que el aleph de la tradición judaica, donde en un punto se reune el pasado, el presente y el futuro de todas las cosas, y el mundo donde se reune la totalidad de memoria, vida y esperanza, deseo retomar un punto para señalar la totalidad. Tal vez a la manera como el propio Benjamin trabajaba la 'imagen dialéctica', expresión del contenido total en la superficie inintencional de lo particular: "En su teoría, cada 'idea', cada construcción a partir de lo particular, era autosuficiente....

  6. Vasserman ja Keerend rahvusvahelistel näitustel / Benjamin Vasserman

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    Vasserman, Benjamin

    2001-01-01

    17. VI-2. IX Kanada Quebeci provintsis Trois-Riviere'is toimuval II rahvusvahelisel graafikabiennaalil osaleb Benjamin Vasserman 7 graafilise lehega. Peapreemia - Tomoya Uchida graafiline sari "Nest". Valiknäituse "Triennial of One Hundred Cities" esimesel väljapanekul Dzierzoniowis osalesid Avo Keerend ja B. Vasserman, A. Keerendi töö "Vastasseis XII" on avaldatud näituse bukleti esikaanel. Itaalias Pisas 7.-14. VII toimunud III ülemaailmsel väikegraafika ja -maali näitusel "ITART 2001" pälvis B. Vassermani "Finalist" diplomi ja õiguse osaleda finalistide preemianäitusel Livornos.

  7. Walter Benjamin e Paris: individualidade e trabalho intelectual

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    Renato Ortiz

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo é uma leitura do texto de Walter Benjamin Paris capital do século XIX. A partir do conjunto de anotações que Benjamin faz de diversos livros consultados, principalmente durante sua pesquisa na Bibliothèque Nationale, o autor pretende trabalhar a noção de indivíduo vinculando-a a dois temas. Primeiro, a emergência do flâneur como tradução do espírito de mobilidade que se inaugura com a modernidade. Para isso a discussão sobre a noção de espaço, particularmente no que diz respeito a cidade de Paris, é importante. O flâneur surge assim como um indivíduo desenraizado que se locomove através do espaço urbano remodelado. Segundo, uma aproximação entre o ato da flânerie e o trabalho intelectual. Considerando a flânerie como uma atividade intelectual o autor mostra como os temas do distanciamento e da construção do objeto são relevantes tanto para o flâneur-detetive quanto para a reflexão nas ciências sociais.This paper is an interpretation of Walter Benjamins Paris, Capital of the 19th Century. Based on the notes Benjamin made on several books he read, mainly during his research at the Bibliotèque Nationale, the author discusses the notion of the individual linking it to two themes. First, to the emergence of the flâneur as a translation of the spirit of mobility which starts with modernity. The discussion on the notion of space, especially where it concerns Paris, is essential for this analysis. The flâneur is seen as an uprooted individual who moves around the remodelled urban space. Second, to the proximity between the act of flânerie and that of intellectual work. Taking flânerie to be intellectual activity, the author shows how the themes of the distancing and the construction of the object are relevant, both to the detective-flâneur and to the reflection in social sciences.

  8. Vasserman ja Keerend rahvusvahelistel näitustel / Benjamin Vasserman

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    Vasserman, Benjamin

    2001-01-01

    17. VI-2. IX Kanada Quebeci provintsis Trois-Riviere'is toimuval II rahvusvahelisel graafikabiennaalil osaleb Benjamin Vasserman 7 graafilise lehega. Peapreemia - Tomoya Uchida graafiline sari "Nest". Valiknäituse "Triennial of One Hundred Cities" esimesel väljapanekul Dzierzoniowis osalesid Avo Keerend ja B. Vasserman, A. Keerendi töö "Vastasseis XII" on avaldatud näituse bukleti esikaanel. Itaalias Pisas 7.-14. VII toimunud III ülemaailmsel väikegraafika ja -maali näitusel "ITART 2001" pälvis B. Vassermani "Finalist" diplomi ja õiguse osaleda finalistide preemianäitusel Livornos.

  9. How Rosalind Franklin Discovered the Helical Structure of DNA: Experiments in Diffraction

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    Braun, Gregory; Tierney, Dennis; Schmitzer, Heidrun

    2011-01-01

    Rosalind Franklin, a chemical physicist (1920-1958), used x-ray diffraction to determine the structure of DNA. What exactly could she read out from her x-ray pattern, shown in Fig. 1? In lecture notes dated November 1951, R. Franklin wrote the following: "The results suggest a helical structure (which must be very closely packed) containing 2, 3…

  10. Claim on memory : a political biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., 1914-1988

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    Berg, Erik Eduard Willem van den

    2006-01-01

    This dissertation focuses on the political life of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., the third surviving son of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. The key question of this study emphasizes how FDR, Jr. interpreted the Roosevelt name and legacy during his life and political career. This book deal

  11. Magic, Mimesis, and Revolutionary Praxis: Illuminating Walter Benjamin's Rhetoric of Redemption.

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    DeChaine, D. Robert

    2000-01-01

    Outlines the rhetorical contributions of Walter Benjamin, who attempted to develop a social critique arguing for the decisive function of critical intervention. Suggests Benjamin's insights about the liberatory role of the engaged social agent warrant closer attention. Proposes his ideas provide useful avenues for examining contemporary texts and…

  12. Benjamin, Benson, and the Child's Gaze: Childhood Desire and Pleasure in the David Blaize Books

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    Tribunella, Eric L.

    2016-01-01

    Walter Benjamin's writings on children and their books reflect a desire to imagine different possibilities in perceiving and engaging with the world. Benjamin's child, like the flâneur, experiences a particular way of seeing unfettered by instrumentality and characterised by a sense of wonder, aimlessness of path or purpose, and keen interest in…

  13. Flood magnitude and frequency of Franklin Pond tributary at the culvert on New Jersey Route 23, Franklin Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey

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    Barringer, Thomas

    1996-01-01

    Flood magnitude and frequency values are presented for Franklin Pond tributary at the culvert at milepost 32.2 of New Jersey Route 23, Franklin Borough, New Jersey. The values were determined by using the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Special Report 38 method. A description of the drainage-basin characteristics also is included in this report. The 100-year-flood estimate is 218 cubic feet per second.

  14. 77 FR 35391 - Franklin Budget Car Sales, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment

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    ... Franklin Budget Car Sales, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment AGENCY: Federal... costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer... Budget Car Sales, Inc., also doing business as Franklin Toyota/Scion (``Franklin Toyota''). The proposed...

  15. 76 FR 2145 - International Paper Company, Franklin Pulp & Paper Mill, Including On-Site Leased Workers From...

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    ... Employment and Training Administration International Paper Company, Franklin Pulp & Paper Mill, Including On... International Paper Company, Franklin Pulp & Paper Mill, Franklin, Virginia. The notice was published in the... freesheet paper and coated paperboard. On April 27, 2010, the Department issued an amended certification to...

  16. The concept of resistance in Benjamin and Adorno O conceito de resistência em Benjamin e Adorno

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    Natalia A. Morato Fernandes

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available That work intends, with base in some texts of Theodor Adorno and of Walter Benjamin, to discuss the meaning of the “resistance” concepts and of “conformism” for such authors. These concepts are not elaborated in way explicit or systematic by both, to the opposite they are related subtlety the some aspects of the contemporary social life, as the disappearance of the experience, the decline of the narration, the loss of the sense of the history and the consequent suppression of the memory, the appearance of the cultural industry. Of that it sorts things out, explicit those concepts, especially when referred the those subjects, it helps us not only to understand the conception of Benjamin and Adorno, but also your judgements on the cultural scene of the beginning of the century - without, though, to intend to establish a model of what can be the resistance or the conformism. Keywords: Resistance. Conformism. Culture. Romances. School of Frankfurt. Este trabalho pretende, com base em alguns textos de Theodor Adorno e de Walter Benjamin, discutir o significado dos conceitos de “resistência” e de “conformismo” para tais autores. Esses conceitos não são elaborados de modo explícito ou sistemático por ambos; ao contrário, são sutilmente relacionados a alguns aspectos da vida social contemporânea, como o desaparecimento da experiência, o declínio da narração, a perda do sentido da história e a conseqüente supressão da memória, e o surgimento da indústria cultural. Dessa maneira, explicitar esses conceitos, especialmente quando referidos a essas questões, ajuda-nos não só a entender a concepção de Benjamin e de Adorno, mas também seus juízos sobre a cena cultural do início do século XX - sem, todavia, pretender estabelecer um modelo do que possa ser a resistência ou o conformismo. Palavras-chave: Resistência. Conformismo. Cultura. Romances. Escola de Frankfurt.

  17. Dr. Shawn Mehlenbacher 2012 Wilder Silver Medal Recipient

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    Dr. Shawn Mehlenbacher, Oregon State University, was awarded the 2012 Wilder Medal by the American Pomological Society for his contributions to hazelnut genetics and cultivar development. Dr. Mehlenbacher took over the leadership of the Oregon State University hazelnut breeding program in 1986 aft...

  18. 2000 Newbery Medal Winner: A Conversation with Christopher Paul Curtis.

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    Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi

    2001-01-01

    Presents an interview with 2000 Newbery Medal winner Christopher Paul Curtis. Reveals the author's journey as a reader and a writer, offers glimpses into the humor and upbeat attitude of Bud (the main character in Curtis' s award-winning book "Bud, Not Buddy"), and gives a peek into what readers can expect next from this award-winning author. (SR)

  19. Florence Nightingale'i medal / tõlk. Tiina Vilberg

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    Medal on asutatud 16. mail 1912 inglise halastajaõe Florence Nightingale'i mälestuseks, kelle omakasupüüdmatu töö haavatute eest hoolitsemisel Krimmi sõjas juhtis haigeravi täiesti uutele radadele

  20. Konrad Mäe medal Lembit Sarapuule / Reet Varblane

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    Varblane, Reet, 1952-

    2010-01-01

    Kadrioru Kunstimuuseumis anti 1. novembril 2010 üle Konrad Mäe medal maalikunstnik Lembit Sarapuule galeriis Vaal olnud näituse eest. Näitusel oli eksponeeritud kunstniku varasem looming ja mõned uued maalid. Lembit Sarapuu loomingust, tema omamütoloogiast

  1. Florence Nightingale'i medal / tõlk. Tiina Vilberg

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    Medal on asutatud 16. mail 1912 inglise halastajaõe Florence Nightingale'i mälestuseks, kelle omakasupüüdmatu töö haavatute eest hoolitsemisel Krimmi sõjas juhtis haigeravi täiesti uutele radadele

  2. The Gold Medal Fitness Program: A Model for Teacher Change

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    Wright, Jan; Konza, Deslea; Hearne, Doug; Okely, Tony

    2008-01-01

    Background: Following the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the NSW Premier, Mr Bob Carr, launched a school-based initiative in NSW government primary schools called the "Gold Medal Fitness Program" to encourage children to be fitter and more active. The Program was introduced into schools through a model of professional development, "Quality…

  3. Time-periodic solutions of the Benjamin-Ono equation

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    Ambrose , D.M.; Wilkening, Jon

    2008-04-01

    We present a spectrally accurate numerical method for finding non-trivial time-periodic solutions of non-linear partial differential equations. The method is based on minimizing a functional (of the initial condition and the period) that is positive unless the solution is periodic, in which case it is zero. We solve an adjoint PDE to compute the gradient of this functional with respect to the initial condition. We include additional terms in the functional to specify the free parameters, which, in the case of the Benjamin-Ono equation, are the mean, a spatial phase, a temporal phase and the real part of one of the Fourier modes at t = 0. We use our method to study global paths of non-trivial time-periodic solutions connecting stationary and traveling waves of the Benjamin-Ono equation. As a starting guess for each path, we compute periodic solutions of the linearized problem by solving an infinite dimensional eigenvalue problem in closed form. We then use our numerical method to continue these solutions beyond the realm of linear theory until another traveling wave is reached (or until the solution blows up). By experimentation with data fitting, we identify the analytical form of the solutions on the path connecting the one-hump stationary solution to the two-hump traveling wave. We then derive exact formulas for these solutions by explicitly solving the system of ODE's governing the evolution of solitons using the ansatz suggested by the numerical simulations.

  4. Polar poisons: did Botulism doom the Franklin expedition?

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    Horowitz, B Zane

    2003-01-01

    In 1845 the Franklin expedition left London with 2 ships and 134 men on board in an attempt to find the route through the Northwest Passage. The ships were built with state-of-the-art technology for their day, but provisioned with supplies from the lowest bidder. After taking on fresh provisions in the Whalefish Islands, off the coast of Greenland, the entire crew was never heard from again. Graves found on remote Beechey Island indicate that three able-bodied seamen died during the first winter. A note written on a ship's log, later found in a cairn, indicate that the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, died during the second winter entrapped on the ice, by which time 24 men had also perished. The remaining crew failed in their attempt to walk out of the Arctic by an overland route. In 1981 Owen Beattie, from the University of Alberta, exhumed the remains of the sailors from the three graves on Beechey Island. Elevated lead levels were found in all three sailors. While lead poisoning has been a leading theory of the cause of the crew's deaths, blamed on the crudely tinned provisions the ships carried with them from England, chronic lead exposure may only have weakened the crew, not necessarily killed them. One of three exhumed sailors also had in his intestine the spores of an unspecified Clostridium species. The theory put forth by this article is that Botulism, type E, which is endemic in the Arctic, may have been responsible for their deaths.

  5. 77 FR 14600 - Pricing for 2012 Kennedy Half-Dollar Bags and Rolls, Bronze Medals, the First Spouse Bronze Medal...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for 2012 Kennedy Half-Dollar Bags and Rolls, Bronze Medals, the First Spouse.... SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing 2012 pricing for Kennedy Half-Dollar bags and rolls,...

  6. Benjamin Franklin and the Effective Individualism%本杰明·富兰克林与实效个人主义

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    于丽锦

    2008-01-01

    通过对美国享有"国父"声誉的伟大文学家、科学家、政治家、革命家和杰出的经济家--本杰明·富兰克林及其实效个人主义的描述,论述十八世纪美国由封建宗教集体主义向资本个人主义的过度和进化以及个人主义对美国文学的影响.

  7. Benjamin Franklin and the Public Society of Early Philadelphia%本杰明·富兰克林与早期费城的公共社会

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    郝克路

    2001-01-01

    以富兰克林在费城社会活动的轨迹为视角,通过对城市精英在推动城市社会公共领域的发展、促进公民公共意识的形成等方而的作用的考察,可以得出如下结论:独立前的北美不同于近代早期的欧洲,殖民政府很少承担城市的公共事务;在城市精英的组织和领导下,公民积极参与和管理公共事务,开创了近代城市的管理模式.

  8. On Benjamin Franklin's Religious Viewpoint of Mora%论本杰明·富兰克林的宗教道德观

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    傅淑琴; 袁雪生

    2008-01-01

    富兰克林深受清教文化的熏陶,却又不是地地道道的清教徒;他曾经批判自然神论的观点,却又成为了一个自然神论者.本文认为,富兰克林的宗教、道德和伦理思想充满着矛盾、对立与冲突.但是,富兰克林对清教思想的有机的吸收、对自然神论辩证的利用、对一切宗教的理性思辨使他形成了勤劳节俭的美德、仁慈宽容的宗教观念和理性实用的道德观,由此实现了宗教理念下的道德自我完善.

  9. An Outstanding Diplomat of American :Benjamin Franklin%美国杰出的外交家本杰明·富兰克林

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    1994-01-01

    @@ 在美利坚合众国二百余年的历史上,曾涌现出许多著名人物,本杰明·富兰克林就是其中之一.作为一名科学家、思想家和政治活动家,他早已为人熟知.然而,他作为一个卓越的外交家所取得的巨大成就却鲜为人知.因此本文拟就富兰克林在美国独立战争中的外交贡献进行启动性的探讨.

  10. Benjamin Franklin Who Used A Kite to Capture Lightning%用风筝捕捉雷电的富兰克林

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    王洪鹏

    2009-01-01

    在18世纪以前,人类对于雷电的性质还不了解.对电闪雷鸣产生了许多神秘的看法。在中国曾有“雷公”、“电母”之说,在西方则把雷电看成“上帝之火”。但一些富有科学精神的人.早就开始探索雷电的秘密了。

  11. 《富兰克林自传》的新传记特征体现%The New Biography Features Reflected in "The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin"

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    传记文学在20世纪初注入了新的血液与希望,此时的新传记掀起了传记领域里的第一次经典化浪潮,并确立了新传记“三板斧”.事实上,19世纪的《富兰克林自传》也体现着新传记的特征,本文将从“三板斧”这一理论对这一文本进行重新解读,从而更加深刻刻画富兰克林的人格的伟大与成功秘诀,以及传记文学的经典化进程.

  12. Questioning "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction": A Stroll around the Louvre after Reading Benjamin1

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    Jonathan Davis

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article I claim that Walter Benjamin's essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" merits renewed critical attention. Just as Dada had confronted art with anti-art, so Benjamin hoped his essay would confront aesthetics with an anti-aesthetic. I examine Benjamin's capsule history of the aura and show it to be misleading, criticize the essay's underdeveloped ontology of painting and sketch an alternative, and draw attention to the surprising proximity of Benjamin's notion of value to that of neoliberal thought. I conclude with a critique of Benjamin's cultural politics.

  13. Walter Benjamin's concept of aura and the cultural industry

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    Bráulio Santos Rabelo de Araújo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma análise do texto A obra de arte na era da reprodutibilidade técnica, de 1935, de Walter Benjamin, no qual o autor analisa as alterações provocadas pelas novas técnicas de produção artística na esfera da cultura, e desenvolve, como elemento principal, a tese de a reprodutibilidade técnica provocar a superação da aura pela obra de arte. Tendo como apoio o contraste do texto de Benjamin com o texto A indústria cultural: O esclarecimento como mistificação das massas, de Theodor Adorno e Max Horkheimer, de 1947, e a observação da produção do cinema, da música e do livro (artes necessariamente reprodutíveis, este artigo (a analisa a tese da superação do conceito de aura pela obra de arte na era da reprodutibilidade técnica, (b contrasta essa tese com a reflexão sobre indústria cultural de Adorno e Horkheimer e com as características da obra de arte produzida no decorrer do século 20 e início do século 21, e (c apresenta as contribuições que podem ser retiradas dessa análise para a atual reflexão a respeito dos impactos da Internet e das tecnologias digitais sobre a produção cultural contemporânea. Como resultado principal e do qual decorre outras conclusões, o artigo considera que as técnicas analisadas por Benjamin, apesar de terem tornado a obra de arte independente de um substrato único, não a emanciparam de seu caráter aurático. Os elementos centrais da aura (autenticidade e unicidade não foram superados, mas, ao contrário, adaptaram-se às mudanças técnicas, adaptação essa que ocorreu em torno da industrialização, a qual marcou a produção cultural no século 20.

  14. Our Magnetic Planet (Arthur Holmes Medal Lecture)

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    Laj, Carlo

    2015-04-01

    It is a great honour to receive the Arthur Holmes Medal, certainly the highest scientific award of my life. My first thoughts and deep gratitude are with the people who have contributed to me being here today, from my PhD mentors, Pierre Berge and Pierre Pério, later Jacques Labeyrie, my colleagues and students and last, but not least, the members of the Committee on Education of EGU, with whom I have shared over 10 years of a wonderful educational activity. In this presentation, among the various scientific arguments in which I have been involved, I will recall only those mentioned in my letter of nomination to the Holmes Medal, trying to replace them in what was known at the time. After a PhD in Solid State Physics, working in a laboratory of the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, I obtained a post doctoral research position for the the study of liquid binary critical fluids, and worked on this topics for 5 years. I then joined the Centre des Faibles Radioactivités, a CNRS-CEA Institute dedicated to the study of geological-environmental phenomena. My first task there has been to develop a paleomagnetic laboratory, dedicated to the study of Earth Sciences, through the study of the magnetic properties of sediments and igneous rocks. From there on, my entire scientific activity has been devoted to the study of our "Magnetic Planet". My first project in Geophysics dealt with the geodynamical evolution of the Aegean Arc. At the time, only a few paleomagnetic studies existed in the Mediterranean realm, and none in the Aegean region. Moreover all of them dealt with rather old geological formations, so that almost nothing was known about the recent post-cretaceous evolution. The originality of our study was to start from the most recent to the older formations, in order to precisely describe "retro-tectonically" the different phases of rotational deformation. This intensive study (over 700 sampling sites, over 10,000 samples spread over continental Greece, the Aegean

  15. Spazi per pensare. Topografia e immagine in Warburg e Benjamin

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available In the context of the late modernity, both Warburg and Benjamin put themselves on a borderline position. From that point of view, they show a common methodological and heuristic issue, consisting in creating “spaces for thinking” (Denkräume from where it would be possible to redraw in a newly conceived “topography” the metaphysical maps by means of which we have represented our world. This kind of critical operation requires a different focus on the relathionships between writing and image, space and time, and it cannot be separated from an experience (even in a biographical sense of “ownness” and “extraneity”. Thanks to this experience, the event of discovery outlines itself as an act of remembrance and, at the same time, as a promise for the future.

  16. On 'Shock:' The Artistic Imagination of Benjamin and Brecht

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    Full Text Available “Shock” is perhaps the central concept of modernist aesthetics and Walter Benjamin its best known theorist. It has been well documented that Benjamin’s long-lasting friendship with Bertolt Brecht and the latter’s dramatic theory had a profound influence on his thinking about this notion. Brecht's techniques of interruption and juxtaposition in the practice of epic theater were in close relationship with Benjamin’s use of montage as a mechanism to “liberate” meaning. Despite Theodor Adorno’s and Gershom Scholem’s attempt to situate Benjamin’s thought in a different aesthetic tradition, Brecht’s understanding of Verfremdung (estrangement and Benjamin’s idea of “shock” are often deemed identical. In this paper I compare both concepts, looking at their points of coincidence and tension. I also relate their development to one of the most telling friendships in the history of twentieth-century philosophy.

  17. Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford Count Rumford on the nature of heat

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    Men of Physics: Benjamin Thompson - Count Rumford: Count Rumford on the Nature of Heat covers the significant contributions of Count Rumford in the fields of physics. Count Rumford was born with the name Benjamin Thompson on March 23, 1753, in Woburn, Massachusetts. This book is composed of two parts encompassing 11 chapters, and begins with a presentation of Benjamin Thompson's biography and his interest in physics, particularly as an advocate of an """"anti-caloric"""" theory of heat. The subsequent chapters are devoted to his many discoveries that profoundly affected the physical thought

  18. Benjamin Fondane notebooks. Benjamin Fondane facing the History. About the Existential Monday. The Poem time, no. 14/2011, Editions Kedem, Tel Aviv, 243 p.

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    Full Text Available Luna august reprezintă, pentru membrii sau colaboratorii Socièté d’Etudes Benjamin Fondane, momentul întâlnirii ştiinţifice anuale sub genericul Rencontres de Peyresq. Fiecare astfel de reuniune este succedată de apariţia unui volum critic realizat cu sprijinul Centre National du Livre – France. Este vorba despre seria deja cunoscutelor, în bibliografia de specialitate, Cahiers Benjamin Fondane.Volumul recent apărut poartă titlul Benjamin Fondane devant l’Histoire. Autour du Lundi existentiel. Au temps du Poème şi este cel de al paisprezecelea număr din seria caietelor.În îngrijirea energicei şi competentei preşedinte a Société d’Etudes Benjamin Fondane, prof. dr. Monique Jutrin, volumul propune spre lectură cercetătorilor de specialitate un corpus de eseuri critice grupate pe secţiuni: editorial, filosofie, poezie, opera în limba română a lui Benjamin Fundoianu, bibliografie de specialitate etc.

  19. Prof. Philippe Descola: Winner of the 2012 CNRS Golden Medal

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    Of the sixty-four gold medals awarded by the CNRS since 1954, in some years to two laureates, only fourteen have rewarded researchers in the humanities and social sciences. It is therefore a very rare honour that is being bestowed upon me this evening. © Philippe Descola The pluralist anthropology that I advocate does not consider the awareness that other peoples forge of their lifestyles as ideologies, the principles of which have to be revealed, or as alternative cosmologies that ought to ...

  20. Darwin Medal presentation: Corals-seeking the big picture

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    2006-03-01

    Recipients of Darwin Medals from the International Society of Reef Studies are requested to write an overview of the work that led to their award. This account is a personal perspective of thirty-five years work on corals. The fields of taxonomy, biogeography, palaeontology, molecular biology, and evolution are presented in an historical context. Emphasis is given to the changing relevance of these fields to today’s world of information technology and the ever-increasing conservation needs.

  1. Aerial Photography and Imagery, Ortho-Corrected - 2013 Digital Orthophotos - Franklin County

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This metadata describes the digital ortho imagery covering Franklin County, FL. This 1"=200' scale imagery is comprised of 24 bit natural color orthophotography with...

  2. 2010-2011 Hydrologic Survey of Franklin D. Roosevelt Reservoir (Lake Roosevelt)

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    US Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior — Reclamation's survey of Franklin D. Roosevelt Reservoir (Lake Roosevelt) began in October 2010 and continued during portions of June, July, and August of 2011. The...

  3. Determining nest numbers in the Franklin gull colony on Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Since 1994 Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge has been home to a large nesting colony of Franklin's gulls. High water levels in the refuge pools during this time...

  4. Aerial Photography and Imagery, Ortho-Corrected - 2010 Digital Orthophotos - Franklin County

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This metadata describes the digital ortho imagery covering Franklin County, FL. This 1"=200' scale imagery is comprised of natural color orthophotography with a GSD...

  5. Pärt, Arvo. Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten / Andrew Achenbach

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    1995-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Pärt, Arvo. Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten. BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra / Norman del Mar; BBC Symphony Orchestra / Gennady Rozhdestvensky". BBC Radio Classics CD BBCRD 9129 (71 minutes)

  6. Pärt, Arvo. Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten / Andrew Achenbach

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    Achenbach, Andrew

    1995-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Pärt, Arvo. Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten. BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra / Norman del Mar; BBC Symphony Orchestra / Gennady Rozhdestvensky". BBC Radio Classics CD BBCRD 9129 (71 minutes)

  7. Benjamin Verdery teeb klassikast laheda show / Mari Hiiemäe

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    2008-01-01

    Seitsmendate Eesti kitarrimuusikapäevade Fiesta de la Guitarra 2008 ja peaesinejast, USAst pärit kitarristist Benjamin Verdery'st (esineb 8. nov. Tallinnas Mederi saalis ja 9. nov. Vanemuise kammersaalis), festivalist

  8. Benjamin Schmidt, Inventing Exoticism: Geography, Globalism, and Europe’s Early Modern World

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    Wouter Ryckbosch

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Benjamin Schmidt, Inventing Exoticism: Geography, Globalism, and Europe’s Early Modern World (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015, 448 pp., isbn 978 0 8122 4646 9.

  9. Generalized solutions to the Benjamin-Ono equations in sense of Colombeau

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    金小刚; 杨建刚; 蔺杰

    2004-01-01

    This paper discusses the existence and uniqueness of the generalized solution in the sense of Colombeau to the Benjamin-Oho(B-O)equation and the relationship between the new generalized solution and the classical solution.

  10. Benjamin Verdery teeb klassikast laheda show / Mari Hiiemäe

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    2008-01-01

    Seitsmendate Eesti kitarrimuusikapäevade Fiesta de la Guitarra 2008 ja peaesinejast, USAst pärit kitarristist Benjamin Verdery'st (esineb 8. nov. Tallinnas Mederi saalis ja 9. nov. Vanemuise kammersaalis), festivalist

  11. David Benjamin Sherry摄影展在纽约举办

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    2009年9月10日至10月17日.摄影家David Benjamin Sherry摄影作品展在纽约Bellwether画廊举办。“我发誓.这里还有天赐的极品.美到极致,根本无法用言语形容。”这是摄影师David Benjamin Sherry最大的感慨。

  12. Experiência da transitoriedade: Walter Benjamin e a modernidade de Baudelaire

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo examina a abordagem feita por Walter Benjamin da concepção de modernidade apresentada pelo poeta e crítico de arte Charles Baudelaire. Após o exame da ideia de beleza moderna nos textos de crítica de Baudelaire, são abordados os motivos da preferência de Benjamin pela apresentação da modernidade na poesia de Baudelaire, particularmente no poema alegórico "Le cygne". Por fim, o texto enfoca a relação entre a poesia moderna de Baudelaire e a concepção de experiência de Benjamin.The paper investigates the approach made by Walter Benjamin of Charles Baudelaire's conception of modernity. After examining the idea of modern beauty in Baudelaire's critical texts, the reasons of Benjamin's preference for the presentation of modernity in Baudelaire's poetry are analized, particularly, in the allegorical poem "Le cygne". At last, the paper focuses on the relation between Baudelaire's modern poetry and Benjamin's concept of experience.

  13. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology: Charles Silverstein

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    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2011 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the…

  14. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology: Marcia K. Johnson

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    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2011 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the…

  15. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest: Bernice Lott

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    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2011 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in…

  16. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology: Walter C. Borman

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    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2011 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the…

  17. 77 FR 59992 - Announcement of Humanities Medal Design Competition Under the America COMPETES Reauthorization...

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    ... the idea of the humanities--the study of literature, philosophy, history, and other subjects--into a... medalist will be engraved here. ] b) Things to keep in mind as you draft a design: The medal hangs on a..., history, philosophy--need to be conveyed in the design of the medal. This may be done through a...

  18. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology.

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    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2014 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology is Richard M. Lerner.

  19. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest.

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    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2014 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest is Bonnie R. Strickland.

  20. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology.

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    2014-01-01

    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2014 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology is Gilbert O. Sanders.

  1. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology.

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    2014-01-01

    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2014 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology is Thomas J. Bouchard Jr.

  2. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest: Bernice Lott

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    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2011 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in…

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for National September 11 Memorial & Museum Commemorative Medal ACTION: Notice... Commemorative Medal. Introductory pricing will be $56.95, and regular pricing, which will go into...

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    ... United States Patent and Trademark Office National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2014... nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the President of the United States has awarded...

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    ... United States Patent and Trademark Office National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2012... nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the President of the United States has awarded...

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    ... United States Patent and Trademark Office National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2011... nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the President of the United States has awarded...

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    ... United States Patent and Trademark Office National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2013...) is accepting nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the President of the...

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    ... United States Patent and Trademark Office National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination... Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee on March 1, 2012. DATES: The Charter for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee was renewed on March 1,...

  10. Character Traits Depicted in Newbery Medal Books from the 1920s through the 2000s

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    2013-01-01

    Readers readily identify with characters in literature; therefore, educators must be acutely aware of the overt and underlying messages conveyed in Newbery Medal books. In this quantitative content analysis with a qualitative component, the researchers employed nonparametric measurements to examine Newbery Medal books from the 1920s to the 2000s…

  11. Effects of the Ben Franklin Dam on the Hanford Site

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    1979-04-01

    A previous assessment of the effects of a Ben Franklin Dam on the Hanford Site made in 1967 was updated so that the potential adverse effects may be better understood in light of existing operations, current environmental and safety standards, and proposed facilities and operations. The major effects would probably arise from flooding of portions of the site by the reservoir associated with the dam and by the raising of the ground water table under the site. A preliminary analysis of the effects of the dam is presented, and a number of studies are recommended in order to fully evaluate and understand these potential impacts. The following seven tasks are identified and discussed: groundwater - hydrology analysis; soil liquefaction analysis; hydrostatic uplift and soil effects on structures; assessment of the potential for landsliding and sloughing; facility decommissioning; hydrothermal analysis; and, meteorological effects. Four other aspects commented upon in this report are: aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, socioeconomic effects, and public interaction. Possible effects on ongoing DOE-sponsored R and D are also noted. To the extent possible, cost estimates are developed for corrective actions which must be taken on the Hanford Site to accommodate the dam. Where this was not possible, appropriate courses of action leading to cost estimates are presented.

  12. Walter Benjamin Confidente de Adorno e Horkheimer na Dialetica do Esclarecimento (Walter Benjamin, Confidant of Adorno and Horkheimer in the Dialectic of the Enlightenment).

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    Pucci, Bruno

    2000-01-01

    Explains that Benjamin, Adorno, and Horkheimer developed philosophical and aesthetic experiences concerning topics of the moment based on similar presuppositions and ideas. Approaches two areas within the confidentiality shared by the interliniation of the Dialectic of the Enlightenment: critique of history as progress and education of the senses.…

  13. Massenmedien und Bildung: Eine padagogische Interpretation der Adorno-Benjamin-Kontroverse (Mass Media and Education: A Pedagogical Interpretation of the Controversy between Theodore Adorno and Walter Benjamin).

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    Imai, Yasuo

    1997-01-01

    Gives a pedagogical interpretation of the controversy between Adorno (Theodore) and Benjamin (Walter). Sketches their different conceptions of what constitutes a pedagogical problem and discusses differences between their positions against the background of their shared concern, best described as "experiential poverty." (DSK)

  14. Mei Lanfang Gold Medal Competition Promotes Peking Opera

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    THE recent Mei Lanfang Gold Medal Competi-tion revealed the high artistic levels of contem-porary Peking opera performers.It was a bigevent in Peking opera and came on the heels of per-formances,two years ago,commemorating the 200thanniversary of the first performance of Anhui opera inBeijing.That first performance led to What later devel-oped into Peing opera.The success of the competitionshould be attributed to the participation of the manyartists and the tens of thousands of Peking opera lovers.It constitutes the newest chapter in the development ofChina’s Peking opera.

  15. Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy (MeDALL)

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    Antó, Josep M; Bousquet, Jean; Akdis, Mübeccel

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    Asthma, rhinitis, and eczema are complex diseases with multiple genetic and environmental factors interlinked through IgE-associated and non-IgE-associated mechanisms. Mechanisms of the Development of ALLergy (MeDALL; EU FP7-CP-IP; project no: 261357; 2010-2015) studied the complex links......,000 children. Omics data included those from historical genome-wide association studies (23,000 children) and DNA methylation (2,173), targeted multiplex biomarker (1,427), and transcriptomic (723) studies. Using classical epidemiology and machine-learning methods in 16,147 children aged 4 years and 11...

  16. 78 FR 73109 - Radio Broadcasting Services; Benjamin and Cisco, TX; De Beque, CO; Port Lions, AK; Rule and...

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    ... COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 Radio Broadcasting Services; Benjamin and Cisco, TX; De Beque, CO; Port Lions, AK... at De Beque, Colorado; Channel 237C3 at Benjamin, Texas; Channel 261C3 at Cisco, Texas; Channel 288C2..., Channel 237C3; by removing Cisco, Channel 261C3; by removing Channel 288C2 at Rule; and by...

  17. L’esperienza estetica come esperienza di immagini. Walter Benjamin e Theodor W. Adorno

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    Full Text Available Both Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno consider ‘aesthetical experience’ as an “image experience” assuming a power of images “to set free forces” directed to produce or support aesthetical-political (Benjamin or aesthetical-critical (Adorno requirements. Profane illumination, ‘thinkimages’, phantasmagory, dialectical images, decayed ‘aura’ and technicalized images in Benjamin’s theory of aesthetical modernity. Expressive feature or “mimetic” eloquence in nature and art countering reality, dismantled ‘aura’ in contemporary desacralized work of art, but also persisting ‘aura’ in its meaningful dimension in Adorno’s aesthetical theory.

  18. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology

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    2007-01-01

    Announces the 2007 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology: Patricia M. Bricklin. A brief biography, highlighting areas of special focus in Bricklin's work, is provided.

  19. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology

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    2007-01-01

    Announces the 2007 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology: McCay Vernon. A brief biography, highlighting areas of special focus in Vernon's work, is provided.

  20. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology

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    2007-01-01

    This article announces the 2007 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology: Irving I. Gottesman. A brief biography, highlighting areas of special focus in Gottesman's work, is provided.

  1. National Medal of Technology Awarded to NCI Drs. Lowy and Schiller

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    President Obama announced that two NCI scientists would be recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation -- the nation's highest honor for technological achievement. The honorees, John Schiller, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cellular Oncology (LCO)

  2. Kroll, Murakami, and Seneviratne Receive 2013 James B. Macelwane Medals: Citation for Motohiko Murakami

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    The James B. Macelwane Medal of AGU is presented to Motohiko Murakami for his discovery of the postperovskite phase of MgSiO 3 , for a new class of sound velocity measurements under lower mantle pressure...

  3. NCI’s Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller awarded Sabin Medal

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    NCI scientists whose discovery provided the technology for commercially developed HPV vaccines were honored with the prestigious Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award at a ceremony held at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, May 18, 2011.

  4. A Tale of Two Seasons: Participation and Medal Counts at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games

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    This paper examines the post-War Summer and Winter Olympic Games in order to determine the economic and political determinants of national participation, of female participation in particular, and of success at the Games (i.e., medal counts). Compared to the Summer Games, Winter participation levels are driven more by income and less by population, have less host nation bias and a greater effect of climate. Roughly similar factors determine medal count success, although single party and commu...

  5. NCI Scientists Awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama | Poster

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    Two NCI scientists received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement. The award was announced by President Obama in October. The honorees, John Schiller, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cellular Oncology (LCO), Center for Cancer Research, NCI, and Douglas Lowy, M.D., also from LCO and NCI deputy director, received their medals at a White House ceremony on Nov. 20.

  6. Mito e política: notas sobre o conceito de destino no "jovem" Benjamin

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    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available O conceito de mito é uma das chaves para a compreensão do pensamento de Walter Benjamin. O objetivo deste texto é reconstituir a gênese deste conceito com base em suas primeiras formulações, tal como apresentadas em Destino e caráter, texto escrito em 1919. O presente artigo se divide em duas partes: na primeira, reconstituímos os argumentos de Benjamin, a partir da filiação do conceito de destino ao domínio de uma Teoria do Direito e sua necessária inserção em um modo de "temporalidade" definido pela "repetição"; a segunda parte pretende demonstrar que as posições de Benjamin estão estreitamente ligadas a uma posição também política: seu objetivo era, em nome de um anarquismo confesso, se contrapor a todos os "mitos" nacionalistas (que levaram a Alemanha à guerra e à necessidade de "líderes", "condutores" (Führer para o povo. Como exemplo dessa perspectiva política, nos baseamos na confrontação, sempre presente, de Benjamin com o Sionismo.

  7. Educação e infância em alguns escritos de Walter Benjamin

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho pretende refletir sobre alguns escritos de Walter Benjamin sobre educação e infância, expressos também na obra Infância em Berlim por volta de 1900. Benjamin coloca em questão a educação burguesa e suas práticas e reflete sobre o imaginário da criança. Relacionando percepção e conceito, Benjamin apresenta conceitos que inserem a educação no contexto da filosofia da historia. O artigo visa a acentuar a originalidade de um autor que, no contexto da sociedade europeia de 1920 até sua morte por suicídio em 1940, colocou relevantes questões sobre educação e sugeriu novos paradigmas de interpretação, conforme a afirmação de Benjamin, método de montagem, como um mosaico ou uma constelação.

  8. Verwantschap in Extremen : Politieke Theologie bij Walter Benjamin en Carl Schmitt

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    Wilde, de Marc

    2008-01-01

    De filosoof Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) en de jurist Carl Schmitt (1889-1985) behoren tot de eersten die de terugkeer van religie in moderne democratieën onder de aandacht brachten en onderwierpen aan een scherpe analyse. In de jaren twintig en dertig zouden zij een dialoog met elkaar zijn aangegaan

  9. Notes on Walter Benjamin´s concepts of narrative and experience

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    Wagner de Avila Quevedo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: The aim of this text is to explain some classical´s writings on Walter Benjamin´s concept of experience (Erfahrung as it is related to those of narrative (Erzählung and memory.

  10. Exhibiting or presenting? Politics, aesthetics and mysticism in Benjamin's and Deleuze's concepts of cinema

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    J. Früchtl

    2010-01-01

    In his famous "work of art" essay, Walter Benjamin places politics at the centre of an aesthetics of modernity. He provides a brisk contrast between the romantic tradition of art philosophy and a politicisation of perception, receiving its training through the experience of the metropolis, in terms

  11. THEODOR WIESENGRUND ADORNO AND WALTER BENJAMIN: NOTES ON A FRAGMENTARY PHILOSOPHY OF FICTION

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    Gustavo Martín Fragachán

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available In the following pages I would like to try the quite tight interpretation that carries out Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno of the overflowing and complex philosophical work of Walter Benjamin. In order to do it I shall use the text titled Sobre Walter Benjamin, published by Cátedra, Madrid, 1995. In this book they are compiled both: some texts around the philosophical work of Benjamin and some of the letters directed by Adorno to his friend. Be worth to denote that several of the works are later to the death of Benjamín. Concretely, I shall refer, after to have analyzed the portrait of Benjamín made by Adorno, to the chapters named “Dirección única de Walter Benjamín”, “Sobre algunos motivos en Baudelaire” and “Sobre Franz Kafka. Con ocasión del décimo aniversario de su muerte”. To them I shall add few works written by the  own Benjamin that under similar titles have been published into his book Sobre el Programa de la Filosofía Futura y otros ensayos, Monte Avila, Caracas, 1970.

  12. Benjamin Moore, Science, and Medical Planning in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

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    Lawson, Gordon S.

    2008-01-01

    Benjamin Moore (1867-1922), physiologist and biochemist, was an eminent member of the British scientific and medical community in the early twentieth century. As a founder and president of the State Medical Services Association (SMSA) from its establishment in 1912 until his untimely death in 1922, Moore was a prominent medical services activist…

  13. Critique of art : Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno on art criticism

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    Lijster, Thijs Erik

    2012-01-01

    Kunstkritiek vervult een cruciale rol als medium tussen het kunstwerk en de maatschappelijke werkelijkheid. Dat concludeert promovendus Thijs Lijster. Daarbij moet kunstkritiek, in navolging van Walter Benjamin en Theodor Adorno, niet in de eerste plaats opgevat worden als het beoordelen van kunstwe

  14. The Appreciation of the Beauty in the Film:The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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    李家妍

    2014-01-01

    This paper appreciates the beauty in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttonfrom three perspectives: technological beauty in visual ef-fects of the film; philosophical beauty in language, which is discussed in characters’monologues and dialogues in the film; and the eternal beauty of love, life and death.

  15. Seeing and Playing as Labor: Toward a Visual Materialist Pedagogy of Video Games through Walter Benjamin

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    Bulut, Ergin

    2013-01-01

    In this article, the author draws specifically on the work of Walter Benjamin and engages with the world of video games by focusing on the constitution of labor as it unfolds in modding practices, as well as approaching the very act of seeing labor in a highly visual culture where value is extracted not just through the labor process but also…

  16. Virgil in French Romanticism: Paralell Novels of Benjamin Constant and Germaine de Staël

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    Burgersdijk, D.W.P.

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    Two highlights of French Romanticism, Benjamin Constant’s Adolphe (first published in 1816) and Madame de Staël’s Corinne ou l’Italie (1802) have often been related to one another, regarding as well the personal relationships by which the authors were tied as the narratives’ contents. Both novels tr

  17. Georg Rasch and Benjamin Wright's Struggle with the Unidimensional Polytomous Model with Sufficient Statistics

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    Andrich, David

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    This article reproduces correspondence between Georg Rasch of The University of Copenhagen and Benjamin Wright of The University of Chicago in the period from January 1966 to July 1967. This correspondence reveals their struggle to operationalize a unidimensional measurement model with sufficient statistics for responses in a set of ordered…

  18. A method for constructing exact solutions and application to Benjamin Ono equation

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    Wang Zhen; Li De-Sheng; Lu Hui-Fang; Zhang Hong-Qing

    2005-01-01

    By using an improved projective Riccati equation method, this paper obtains several types of exact travelling wave solutions to the Benjamin Ono equation which include multiple soliton solutions, periodic soliton solutions and Weierstrass function solutions. Some of them are found for the first time. The method can be applied to other nonlinear evolution equations in mathematical physics.

  19. Pärt, Arvo. Fratres (version 1980). Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten / Guillaume Connesson

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    Uuest heliplaadist "Pärt, Arvo. Fratres (version 1980). Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten. Summa. Spiegel im Spiegel. Festina lente. Tabula rasa: Tasmin Little (violon), Martin Roscoe (piano), Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Richard Studt" EMI Classics 565 031-2 (CD: 98 F). 1993. TT: 1h 03'42"

  20. Pärt, Arvo. Fratres (version 1980). Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten / Guillaume Connesson

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    Uuest heliplaadist "Pärt, Arvo. Fratres (version 1980). Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten. Summa. Spiegel im Spiegel. Festina lente. Tabula rasa: Tasmin Little (violon), Martin Roscoe (piano), Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Richard Studt" EMI Classics 565 031-2 (CD: 98 F). 1993. TT: 1h 03'42"

  1. Critique of art : Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno on art criticism

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    Lijster, Thijs Erik

    2012-01-01

    Kunstkritiek vervult een cruciale rol als medium tussen het kunstwerk en de maatschappelijke werkelijkheid. Dat concludeert promovendus Thijs Lijster. Daarbij moet kunstkritiek, in navolging van Walter Benjamin en Theodor Adorno, niet in de eerste plaats opgevat worden als het beoordelen van kunstwe

  2. Exhibiting or presenting? Politics, aesthetics and mysticism in Benjamin's and Deleuze's concepts of cinema

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    Früchtl, J.

    2010-01-01

    In his famous "work of art" essay, Walter Benjamin places politics at the centre of an aesthetics of modernity. He provides a brisk contrast between the romantic tradition of art philosophy and a politicisation of perception, receiving its training through the experience of the metropolis, in terms

  3. A Roof without Walls: Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy and the Misdirection of American Education

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    Booker, Michael J.

    2007-01-01

    Plato wrote that higher order thinking could not start until the student had mastered conventional wisdom. The American educational establishment has turned Plato on his head with the help of a dubious approach to teaching developed by one Benjamin Bloom. Bloom's taxonomy was intended for higher education, but its misappropriation has resulted in…

  4. Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz checking payload bay through aft deck window

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    Astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz, STS 61-C mission specialist, while checking cargo in Columbia's payload bay, turns to smile at a fellow crewman using a 35mm camera. Some of the camera gear onboard the spacecraft is affixed above the mission specialist's right shoulder.

  5. Astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz, payload commander, is busy at the pilots station during operations

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    Astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz, payload commander, is busy at the pilots station during operations to deploy the Tethered Satellite System (TSS). His five crew mates (out of frame) were also on the flight deck, of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia, during the busy deployment activities.

  6. Franklin Pierce College's Fire Department: 17 Student Volunteers and a Vintage Engine.

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    Seventeen student volunteers form the Franklin Pierce College Fire Department. When the firefighters are on duty, they must carry electronic pagers at all times. They also participate in dormitory inspections and attend weekend sessions at a local firefighters' training school. (MLW)

  7. Searching for the Elements of Thought: Reply to Franklin, Mrazek, Broadway, and Schooler (2013)

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    Smallwood, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    Understanding thoughts with no perceptual basis is a complex problem, and the commentary by Franklin, Mrazek, Broadway, and Schooler (2013) highlighted some of the difficulties that can occur when theorizing about this topic. They argued that the suppression of external input during internal thought arises from the selection of internal…

  8. 78 FR 12360 - PNC Bank, National Association, Retail Bank Franklin, PA; PNC Bank, National Association, Retail...

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    ... Employment and Training Administration PNC Bank, National Association, Retail Bank Franklin, PA; PNC Bank, National Association, Retail Bank West Chester, IL; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application... Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of PNC Bank, National Association, Retail...

  9. APOSTILLE: NOTES SUPPLÉMENTAIRES AU CHANTIER DE 1997 SUR WALTER BENJAMIN.

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    Laurent Lamy

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Résumé : Cette apostille propose un supplément à l'appareil critique greffé à la traduction en français de Die Aufgabe des Übertsetsers qu'Alexis Nouss et moi-même avions présentée en 1997. J'apporte certains correctifs à notre traduction initiale. J'ai aussi sélectionné des termes qui agissent comme des révélateurs de la trame conceptuelle qui court en filigrane de cet essai : par exemple, l'usage de l'adverbe intensiv ou encore la notion d'ingenium. Enfin, je consacre un assez ample développement à l'importance que revêt, pour bien saisir la stratégie narrative mise en place dans le prologue de Benjamin, l'usage de métaphores d'extraction kabbalistique, qui l'inscrivent de plain-pied dans la tradition mystique juive. Je m'oppose sur ce point au traitement plutôt laxiste qu'Antoine Berman a accordé à cette dimension, qu'il juge négligeable ou anecdotique, alors qu'elle constitue la clef de voûte de la métaphysique du langage élaborée par Benjamin. Mots clé : Walter Benjamin, retraduction, métaphores, métaphysique du langage. APOSTILLA: NOTAS SUPLEMENTARIAS AL TRABAJO DE 1997 SOBRE WALTER BENJAMIN Resumen: Estas apostillas proporcionan un suplemento al aparato crítico incluido en la traducción francesa de Die Aufgabe des Übertsetsers, que Alexis Nouss y yo presentamos en 1997. Hice algunos ajustes en nuestra traducción inicial. También seleccioné términos que actúan como reveladores de la trama conceptual que atraviesa en filigrana este ensayo. Por ejemplo, el uso del adverbiointensiv o la noción de ingenium. Por último, he dedicado un amplio desarrollo a la importancia que comporta, -para entender bien la estrategia narrativa puesta en funcionamiento en el prólogo de Benjamín-, el uso de metáforas de origen cabalístico que inscriben claramente el texto en la tradición mística judía. No estoy de acuerdo en este punto con el tratamiento bastante laxo que Antoine Berman ha dado a este aspecto, que

  10. Nicholson Medal for Human Outreach Talk: Physics Outreach: Social Benefits

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    Benczer-Koller, Noemie

    2011-04-01

    Physics constitutes a scientific endeavour that has benefited particularly from the globalization of our planet and the international character of its practitioners. The Medal Award was created by friends of Dwight Nicholson to highlight achievements in humanitarian service, special mentorship of students and junior colleagues while motivating interest in physics in the general public, outreach to the larger community of scientists and nonscientists, and work towards achieving gender and minority equity in the work force. While these are broad goals, they uniquely match the interests of practicing physicists as they weave seamlessly with their scientific work. Examples of the variety of such engagement in the physics community in the present time as well as in the past will be presented.

  11. Bernard J. Wood Receives 2013 Harry H. Hess Medal: Response

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    Wood, Bernard J.

    2014-01-01

    President Finn, friends, and colleagues, I am truly delighted to accept the Hess Medal for 2013. It is difficult to express one's feelings adequately on receipt of such a prestigious award, but a mixture of pride, humility, and thankfulness for a long and lucky career all occur. It did not start propitiously as my high school grades would only ensure undergraduate entry into the Northern Polytechnic, a second-tier institution in London. Nevertheless, I was enthused by several great teachers, including John Charalambous (inorganic chemistry) and Stephen Morel, a field geologist who had worked for many years in Malawi. They pushed me into trying for graduate school, and I was fortunate to find the eclectic Roger Strens my supervisor at Newcastle.

  12. Análise crítica do desempenho evolutivo da visão subnormal no Instituto Benjamin Constant Critical analysis of the progressive performance of low vision in Benjamin Constant Institute

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    Helder Alves da Costa Filho

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a efetividade do setor de Visão Subnormal no Instituto Benjamin Constant (IBC e comprovar a real necessidade de um Instituto nos moldes do Instituto Benjamin Constant na atual política de inclusão. MÉTODOS: Estudo ecológico, realizado de 1º de outubro de 1990 a 20 de dezembro de 2002, analisando três períodos de atendimento no setor de Visão Subnormal no Instituto Benjamin Constant: a 1991 - início do atendimento; b 1995 - integração médico-pedagógica; c 2002 - estágio atual. Nesta análise foram estudados os seguintes indicadores: I - número de atendimentos no setor de Visão Subnormal; II - condições do setor de Visão Subnormal no Instituto Benjamin Constant e III - associados. RESULTADOS: Observou-se aumento do atendimento, que passou a ser mais abrangente após a integração médico-pedagógica. Outros indicadores, como a capacitação de profissionais médicos, a participação em cursos de capacitação no Instituto Benjamin Constant, o aumento do número de convênios e encaminhamentos para o Instituto Benjamin Constant, além da Reabilitação, também confirmam a efetividade do setor de Visão Subnormal no Instituto Benjamin Constant. CONCLUSÕES: O setor de Visão Subnormal mostrou ser a interface entre o serviço médico e o serviço pedagógico, passando a interagir posteriormente com a Reabilitação e a Coordenação de Educação Física. Isto acarretou mudança de postura de diferentes setores do Instituto Benjamin Constant com relação ao paciente portador de visão subnormal, desde o educando até o paciente da comunidade. Desse modo, o Instituto Benjamin Constant mostrou a sua utilidade no tocante à política de inclusão.PURPOSE: To evaluate effectiveness of the Low Vision the Benjamin Constant Institute (BCI and confirm the real necessity of an Institute like BCI in the present inclusion policy. METHODS: Ecological study, analyzing 3 periods of Low Vision Assistance at the Benjamin

  13. Elipses y parábolas de la experiencia. La obra de Franz Kafka según Walter Benjamin

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    García Roldán, Daniel

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    Full Text Available Kafka’s work is defined by Benjamin as encompassing both sides of the notion of experience; mystical tradition and the experience of modernity. This essay looks at that idea, and explores the historical, social and intellectual relationships between both authors.Walter Benjamin define la obra de Franz Kafka como una elipse cuyos focos son la experiencia de la tradición mística y la experiencia de la modernidad. En el siguiente ensayo se dilucida esta interpretación de Benjamin y se exploran las correspondencias históricas, sociales e intelectuales existentes entre ambos autores.

  14. Understanding the complexity of IgE-related phenotypes from childhood to young adulthood : A Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy (MeDALL) Seminar

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    Anto, Josep M.; Pinart, Mariona; Akdis, Muebeccel; Auffray, Charles; Bachert, Claus; Basagana, Xavier; Carlsen, Kai-Hakon; Guerra, Stefano; von Hertzen, Leena; Illi, Sabina; Kauffmann, Francine; Keil, Thomas; Kiley, James P.; Koppelman, Gerard H.; Lupinek, Christian; Martinez, Fernando D.; Nawijn, Martijn C.; Postma, Dirkje S.; Siroux, Valerie; Smit, Henriette A.; Sterk, Peter J.; Sunyer, Jordi; Valenta, Rudolf; Valverde, Sergio; Akdis, Cezmi A.; Annesi-Maesano, Isabella; Ballester, Ferran; Benet, Marta; Cambon-Thomsen, Anne; Chatzi, Leda; Coquet, Jonathan; Demoly, Pascal; Gan, Weiniu; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith; Gimeno-Santos, Elena; Guihenneuc-Jouyaux, Chantal; Haahtela, Tari; Heinrich, Joachim; Herr, Marie; Hohmann, Cynthia; Jacquemin, Benedicte; Just, Jocelyne; Kerkhof, Marjan; Kogevinas, Manolis; Kowalski, Marek L.; Lambrecht, Bart N.; Lau, Susanne; Carlsen, Karin C. Lodrup; Maier, Dieter; Momas, Isabelle; Noel, Patricia; Oddie, Sam; Palkonen, Susanna; Pin, Isabelle; Porta, Daniela; Punturieri, Antonello; Ranciere, Fanny; Smith, Robert A.; Stanic, Barbara; Stein, Renato T.; van de Veen, Willem; van Oosterhout, Antoon J. M.; Varraso, Raphaelle; Wickman, Magnus; Wijmenga, Cisca; Wright, John; Yaman, Gorkem; Zuberbier, Torsten; Bousquet, Jean

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    Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy (MeDALL), a Seventh Framework Program European Union project, aims to generate novel knowledge on the mechanisms of initiation of allergy. Precise phenotypes of IgE-mediated allergic diseases will be defined in MeDALL. As part of MeDALL, a scientific seminar

  15. "Remember to Hand out Medals": Peer Rating and Expertise in a Question-and-Answer Study Group

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    Ponti, Marisa

    2015-01-01

    This article reports on an exploratory study of giving medals as part of a peer rating system in a question-and-answer (Q&A) study group on Python, a programming language. There are no professional teachers tutoring learners. The study aimed to understand whether and how medals, awarded to responses in a peer-based learning environment, can…

  16. Fases da história da fotografia e a questão da aura, segundo Walter Benjamin

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    This article addresses the periods in the history of photography proposed by Walter Benjamin in his essay A Short History of Photography, and discusses the transformation suffered by the work of art in modern times, under ther concept of aura. The periodization established by Benjamin - heydey, decline, revival - is illustrated with works from photographers referred to by the author in his text, which amis to achieve a “real understanting of the essence of the photographic art.” Este artig...

  17. Da bambini intorno al Millenovecento. Frammenti d’infanzia nelle riflessioni di Walter Benjamin

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    Full Text Available The text aims at analyzing the complex and refined anthropology of childhood that takes shape in the pages of Walter Benjamin. This anthropology of childhood is deeply rooted in his memories of child “around 1900” and is patiently reconstructed from the picture books, from the games and the vintage toys, from the images and the characters that fill fantastic stories and fairy tales, from domestic and family rituals, from the world of objects and atmospheres of the bourgeois intérieur, Above all, this anthropology brings to light images. These images have a peculiar feature, a distinctive sign: they seem brought together by the idea and the experience of the threshold, a crucial figure in the epistemology of Benjamin.

  18. Sul Baudelaire di Walter Benjamin Dalla teoria della traduzione alla sociologia della letteratura

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    Andrea D'Urso

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    Full Text Available I vivaci studi italiani degli scritti di Benjamin sulla poesia di Baudelaire (editi da Solmi nel 1962 hanno spesso trascurato l’importanza di allargare la propria prospettiva all’edizione francese del 1974 (Payot, contenente tre importanti saggi noti in Germania dalla fine degli anni ’60. Poiché tali testi sono stati finalmente tradotti in italiano solo nel 2006 (Einaudi e ripubblicati nel 2012 in un’edizione più articolata (Neri Pozza, ci proponiamo di rilanciare un nostro studio a partire dalla versione italiana, per mostrare come essi gettino le basi della sociologia materialista della letteratura di Benjamin, ancora insufficientemente esplorata. Formatasi proprio muovendo dalla pratica traduttiva dei Quadri parigini, essa ha analizzato il ruolo della bohème, del flâneur e della modernità nell’eroismo lirico di Baudelaire all’apogeo del capitalismo.

  19. An Exploration of Canadian Identity in Recent Literary Narratives of the Franklin Expeditions

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    Full Text Available Sir John Franklin’s three expeditions to the high Arctic in 1819, 1825, and 1845 have become the stuff of Canadian legend, enshrined in history books, songs, short stories, novels, and web sites. Franklin set out in 1845 to discover the Northwest Passage with the most advanced technology the British Empire could muster, and disappeared forever. Many rescue explorations found only scant evidence of the Expedition, and the mystery was finally solved only recently. This paper will explore four recent fictional works on Franklin’s expeditions, Stan Rogers’ song “Northwest Passage”, Margaret Atwood’s short story “The Age of Lead”, Rudy Wiebe’s A Discovery of Strangers, and John Wilson’s North with Franklin: the Lost Journals of James Fitzjames, to see how Franklin’s ghost has haunted the hopes and values of nineteenth-century, as well as modern, Canada.

  20. On the local well-posedness of a Benjamin-Ono-Boussinesq system

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    Full Text Available Consider a Benjamin-Ono-Boussinesq system ηt+ux+auxxx+(uηx=0,ut+ηx+uux+cηxxx−duxxt=0, where a, c, and d are constants satisfying a=c>0, d>0 or a0. We prove that this system is locally well posed in Sobolev space Hs(ℝ×Hs+1(ℝ, with s>1/4.

  1. A New Method for Constructing Travelling Wave Solutions to the modified Benjamin-Bona-Mahoney Equation

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    WANG Jun-Mao; ZHANG Miao; ZHANG Wen-Liang; ZHANG Rui; HAN Jia-Hua

    2008-01-01

    We present a new method to find the exact travelling wave solutions of nonlinear evolution equations, with the aid of the symbolic computation. Based on this method, we successfully solve the modified Benjamin-Bona-Mahoney equation, and obtain some new solutions which can be expressed by trigonometric functions and hyperbolic functions. It is shown that the proposed method is direct, effective and can be used for many other nonlinear evolution equations in mathematical physics.

  2. Per una critica dell'immaginario pop: da Benjamin a Baudrillard e ritorno

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    Vanni Codeluppi

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    Full Text Available In the last decades, critical analysis renounced to attack the pop imaginary. This article sustain that it’s possible reactivate this analysis if we consider the works of some scholars from the past. Therefore, this essay analyze the works of Benjamin, McLuhan, Barthes, Eco, but also those of the Birmingham School and of the cultural studies. Above all, analyze in deep the work of Jean Baudrillard.

  3. Per una critica dell'immaginario pop: da Benjamin a Baudrillard e ritorno

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    Full Text Available In the last decades, critical analysis renounced to attack the pop imaginary. This article sustain that it’s possible reactivate this analysis if we consider the works of some scholars from the past. Therefore, this essay analyze the works of Benjamin, McLuhan, Barthes, Eco, but also those of the Birmingham School and of the cultural studies. Above all, analyze in deep the work of Jean Baudrillard.

  4. Traveling Wave Solutions of the Benjamin-Bona-Mahony Water Wave Equations

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    A. R. Seadawy

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    Full Text Available The modeling of unidirectional propagation of long water waves in dispersive media is presented. The Korteweg-de Vries (KdV and Benjamin-Bona-Mahony (BBM equations are derived from water waves models. New traveling solutions of the KdV and BBM equations are obtained by implementing the extended direct algebraic and extended sech-tanh methods. The stability of the obtained traveling solutions is analyzed and discussed.

  5. Recensión a Crítica a la violencia de Walter Benjamin

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    Full Text Available Inicialmente, Benjamin busca dónde encontrar la violencia que desea someter a crítica. Y la encuentra en el derecho: la relación fundamental y más elemental de todo ordenamiento jurídico es la de fin y medio; y la violencia, para comenzar, sólo puede ser buscada en el reino de los medios y no en el de los fines.

  6. Avi Benjamin vahetas labajalavaltseri sünagoogimuusika vastu / Aarne Ruben

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    Juuditemaatikat käsitlevatest filmidest : Steven Spielbergi mängufilm "München" ("Munich"), Ameerika Ühendriigid 2005; dokumentaalfilm "Su nimi olgu Iisrael", režissöör Peeter Brambat, Adel TV 2004, Maiju Ingmani muusikaline portreefilm "Tagasitulek koju" Eesti päritolu Iisraeli heliloojast ja pianistist Avi Nedzvetskist (Iisraelis tuntud kui Avi Benjamin), Adel TV, 2007. Kahe viimase filmi käsikiri Irina Stelmachilt

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    Juuditemaatikat käsitlevatest filmidest : Steven Spielbergi mängufilm "München" ("Munich"), Ameerika Ühendriigid 2005; dokumentaalfilm "Su nimi olgu Iisrael", režissöör Peeter Brambat, Adel TV 2004, Maiju Ingmani muusikaline portreefilm "Tagasitulek koju" Eesti päritolu Iisraeli heliloojast ja pianistist Avi Nedzvetskist (Iisraelis tuntud kui Avi Benjamin), Adel TV, 2007. Kahe viimase filmi käsikiri Irina Stelmachilt

  8. Nota sobre la presencia de Frankliniella insularis (Franklin) (Thysanoptera: thripidae) en la República Argentina

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    p.113-117 La presencia en la Argentina de Frankliniella insulares (Franklin) estaba cuestionada debido tanto a la imprecisión de las citas bibliográficas como al hallazgo de materiales coleccionados incorrectamente determinados. En recolecciones realizadas en 2002 y 2003 en Capital Federal, fueron hallados ejemplares de F. insularis sobre rosa china (Hibiscus sp.). Su novedosa presencia podría deberse a una reciente introducción probablemente favorecida por el comercio internacional de pla...

  9. Gold Medal Award for life achievement in the science of psychology.

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    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2012 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology is Philip G. Zimbardo. Dorothy W. Cantor, president of the APF, will present the APF Gold Medal Awards at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association on August 3, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Members of the 2012 APF Board of Trustees are Dorothy W. Cantor, president; Charles L. Brewer, vice president/secretary; Gerald Koocher, treasurer; Elisabeth R. Straus, executive vice president/executive director; Norman Anderson; Brian N. Baird; David H. Barlow; Camilla Benbow; Sharon Stephens Brehm; Connie Chan; William Howell; Anthony Jackson; Ronald F. Levant; Aurelio Prifitera; Sandra Shullman; Archie L. Turner; and Kurt Geisinger, APA Board of Directors liaison.

  10. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest: Beatrice A. Wright.

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    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in 4 areas of psychology. The 2016 recipient of Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest is Beatrice A. Wright. Dorothy W. Cantor, president of the APF, will present the APF Gold Medal Awards at the 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association on August 5, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Members of the 2016 APF Board of Trustees are: Dorothy W. Cantor, president; David H. Barlow, vice president; Melba J. T. Vasquez, secretary; Richard C. McCarty, treasurer; Elisabeth R. Straus, executive vice president/executive director; Cynthia Belar; Camilla Benbow; Rosie Phillips Bingham; Connie S. Chan; Anthony Jackson; Terence M. Keane; Archie L. Turner; W. Bruce Walsh; and Bonnie Markham and Rick McGraw, APA Board of Directors liaisons. (PsycINFO Database Record

  11. Gold Medal Award for life achievement in the practice of psychology.

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    2012-01-01

    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2012 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology is Carol D. Goodheart. Dorothy W. Cantor, president of the APF, will present the APF Gold Medal Awards at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association on August 3, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Members of the 2012 APF Board of Trustees are Dorothy W. Cantor, president; Charles L. Brewer, vice president/secretary; Gerald Koocher, treasurer; Elisabeth R. Straus, executive vice president/executive director; Norman Anderson; Brian N. Baird; David H. Barlow; Camilla Benbow; Sharon Stephens Brehm; Connie Chan; William Howell; Anthony Jackson; Ronald F. Levant; Aurelio Prifitera; Sandra Shullman; Archie L. Turner; and Kurt Geisinger, APA Board of Directors' liaison.

  12. Gold Medal Award for life achievement in the application of psychology.

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    2012-01-01

    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2012 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology is Marsha Linehan. Dorothy W. Cantor, president of the APF, will present the APF Gold Medal Awards at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association on August 3, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Members of the 2012 APF Board of Trustees are Dorothy W. Cantor, president; Charles L. Brewer, vice president/secretary; Gerald Koocher, treasurer; Elisabeth R. Straus, executive vice president/executive director; Norman Anderson; Brian N. Baird; David H. Barlow; Camilla Benbow; Sharon Stephens Brehm; Connie Chan; William Howell; Anthony Jackson; Ronald F. Levant; Aurelio Prifitera; Sandra Shullman; Archie L. Turner; and Kurt Geisinger, APA Board of Directors liaison.

  13. How to Read (With Benjamin: From Cultural History of Materialism to Materialist History of Culture

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    Full Text Available Footprint 18 investigates the following issues: what Benjamin understands by the ‘constellation of awakening’, how he conceptualises ‘dialectical images’, his deployment of montage, his refusal of a conception of either progress or decline, and his undertaking to show that the images belong not only to a particular time but attain legibility only at a particular time. Famously, according to Benjamin, image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation. With regard to the architectural theory Benjamin engaged directly with the tectonic tradition, especially the work of Bötticher. He posited the tectonic unconscious and the deployment of optical instruments as crucial for understanding the development which architecture carried from the luxus capitalist forms of commodity. In light of technical innovations in iron and glass, it expressed a form of projective dream work of the architectural around material realisations as products of the industrial revolution, with long consequences for the future.

  14. A experiência urbana nos comentários de Benjamin aos poemas de Brecht

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    Full Text Available O artigo aborda os comentários de Walter Benjamin aos poemas do ciclo "Manual para habitantes das cidades" de Bertolt Brecht, a fim de discutir a especificidade da lírica brechtiana no quadro mais geral da reflexão de Benjamin sobre a lírica urbana moderna. Benjamin retoma duas questões decisivas à constituição da obra de Brecht: a sobriedade da linguagem e o ensinamento como forma de transmissão da experiência urbana e política. Esse vínculo entre experiência e transmissão não se reduz à instrução de condições de sobrevivência na cidade grande, mas se constitui, sobretudo, no aprendizado de uma postura crítica perante a cidade. Enquanto a comunicação entre indivíduos isolados é precária e a organização política aproxima-se da ilegalidade, os poemas almejam a constituição de um vínculo entre "eu" e "tu" por meio da reflexão poética da experiência urbana.

  15. After the double helix: Rosalind Franklin's research on Tobacco mosaic virus.

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    Creager, Angela N H; Morgan, Gregory J

    2008-06-01

    Rosalind Franklin is best known for her informative X-ray diffraction patterns of DNA that provided vital clues for James Watson and Francis Crick's double-stranded helical model. Her scientific career did not end when she left the DNA work at King's College, however. In 1953 Franklin moved to J. D. Bernal's crystallography laboratory at Birkbeck College, where she shifted her focus to the three-dimensional structure of viruses, obtaining diffraction patterns of Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) of unprecedented detail and clarity. During the next five years, while making significant headway on the structural determination of TMV, Franklin maintained an active correspondence with both Watson and Crick, who were also studying aspects of virus structure. Developments in TMV research during the 1950s illustrate the connections in the emerging field of molecular biology between structural studies of nucleic acids and of proteins and viruses. They also reveal how the protagonists of the "race for the double helix" continued to interact personally and professionally during the years when Watson and Crick's model for the double-helical structure of DNA was debated and confirmed.

  16. Calcite-graphite thermometry of the Franklin Marble, New Jersey Highlands

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    Peck, W.H.; Volkert, R.A.; Meredith, M.T.; Rader, E.L.

    2006-01-01

    We present new stable-isotope data for the Mesoproterozoic Franklin Marble from outcrops along an 80-km traverse parallel to and across strike of the structural grain of the western New Jersey Highlands. Calcite and dolomite from marble have an average ??13C of 0.35??? ?? 0.73??? PDB (n = 46) and a more limited range than other Mesoproterozoic marbles from the Adirondacks and the Canadian Grenville Province. The small range of ??13C values from the New Jersey samples is consistent with the preservation of a primary marine isotopic signature and limited postdepositional isotopic modification, except proximal to Zn or Fe ore deposits and fault zones. Fractionations between calcite and well-formed graphite (??13C[Cal-Gr]) for analyzed Franklin Marble samples average 3.31???. ?? 0.25??? (n = 34), and dolomite-graphite fractionations average 3.07??? ?? 0.30??? (n = 6). Taken together, these indicate an average temperature of 769?? ?? 43??C during metamorphism associated with the Ottawan Orogeny in the New Jersey Highlands. Thus, carbon isotope fractionations demonstrate that the Franklin Marble was metamorphosed at granulite facies conditions. Metamorphic temperatures are relatively constant for the area sampled and overprint the metamorphosed carbonatehosted Zn-Fe-Mn ore deposits. The results of this study support recent work proposing that pressure and temperature conditions during Ottawan orogenesis did not vary greatly across faults that partition the Highlands into structural blocks. ?? 2006 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

  17. Winter Atomiades 2014: CERN skiers win 31 medals!

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    The 12th Winter Atomiades took place at Flachau, Austria, from 8 to 15 March 2014. The event, organised by the Association of the Sports Communities of the European Research Institutes (see here), brought together 18 research centres, including CERN, AIT, ESRF, PSI and many others, with a total of about 280 participants.   Lots of fun and a great result for the 13 CERN skiers at the 2014 Winter Atomiades in Flachau, Austria. From left to right and from bottom to top: Lennart Jirden (PH), Anna Lipniacka (PH), Guillaume Michet (DGS), Vera Chetvertkova (TE), Thierry Boileau (external), Jean-Louis Grenard (EN), Clement Bovet (EN), Marc Tavlet (BE), Rob Knoops (PH), Giuseppe Lo Presti (IT), Simone Campana (IT), Sylviane Gander (external) and Javier Pablos (TE).   The team of 13 athletes from six different CERN departments won 31 medals across all disciplines, in a spirit of fun and fair play. CERN came second in the general ranking of all participating institutes! The next Winter Atomiades...

  18. 《富兰克林自传》中的处世之道探析%On Benjamin Franklin’s Life Experience Drawn from his Autobiography

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    汪春英; 李瑞林

    2015-01-01

    《富兰克林自传》讲述了本杰明·富兰克林成长和取得成功的经历,令人深受启发。加之平时通过观察和访谈得知在校大学生存在着诸多困惑,因此对《自传》及相关文献资料进行了仔细研读,从中概括出富兰克林两方面的处世策略,值得大学生学习和借鉴:一方面,出门在外时善于结交朋友,也善待朋友,于是获得朋友的支持而取得成功,书中有许多事例可以佐证;另一方面,当在家赋闲暇时坚持自学,广泛阅读,制订计划,完善个人的道德品质,《自传》中记载了具体的训练方法。研究表明,《自传》有利于大学生克服成长中的烦恼,树立正确的人生观,从而走向成功和成才之道。%Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography elaborates on how Franklin grew and succeeded gradually, which is inspiring. Plus, leisurely chats with students and observation show that most college students are under bewilderment. Therefore, after researching into the Autobiography and its relevant articles, we may conclude two pieces of Franklin’s life experience which are worthwhile to imitate by college students: On the one hand, he makes friends easily with good intentions towards them, obtaining support from friends in the meantime, many friends’ names are mentioned in the Autobiography as examples. On the other hand, he enriches his knowledge by reading a lot and improves his principles by carrying out his self improvement plans, the detailed processes or methods are described clearly in the Autobiography. As it turns out, the Autobiography helps students to overcome worries, have correct life expectations, and make towards success.

  19. The cinema and Walter Benjamin: a discontinuous experience of life Cinema e Walter Benjamin: para uma vivência da descontinuidade

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    Cássio dos Santos Tomaim

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available This article is an initiative of presenting some elements of Walter Benjamin’s reflections about cinema, and, according to the author, it is an art that give the answers for the modern man perceptive longings, to whom any experience was denied. The cinema, “the work of art in the era of its technical reproduction”, is ultimately for the author the mark of a new perception, of a new relationship between public and the work of art: the collective perception. What the crowd searches is not the contemplation or the withdrawal in front of a work of art, but entertainment. The cinema insists on this characteristic of entertaining when it reproduces the benjaminian concept of “shock experience”, through successive exhibitions of its fragments and constantly interrupting the association of the spectators ideas, (reaffirming the character of amusement of the modern art. However, for the author, the cinema dialectically responds to the amusement as an appropriate instrument for a pedagogy of the crowds – through an emancipated art, the masses would also become emancipated. Keywords: Cine. Walter Benjamin. ‘The shock experience’. Modernity. Este artigo é uma iniciativa de destacar alguns elementos a respeito das reflexões de Walter Benjamin sobre o cinema, uma arte que, segundo o próprio autor, responde aos anseios perceptivos do homem moderno, àquele para o qual foi negada qualquer experiência. O cinema, “a obra de arte na era de sua reprodutibilidade técnica”, por excelência, é, para o autor, o marco de uma nova percepção, de uma nova relação entre público e obra de arte: a percepção coletiva. O que a multidão busca não é a contemplação ou o recolhimento diante da obra de arte, mas a sua distração. Fato que o cinema, ao reproduzir em sua forma o conceito benjaminiano de “experiência do choque”, por meio das sucessivas exposições de seus fragmentos, interrompendo constantemente a associação de id

  20. 1988 Horton Medal presented to Peter S. Eagleson

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    It is indeed a great honor for me, and also a great pleasure, to present to you the 1988 recipient of the Robert E. Horton Medal, Peter S. Eagleson. Shortly after it became public that Pete was the winner of this year's medal, I commented to my wife that, although I had never given a citation for an AGU medalist, this was one I would really love to give. The reason is simple: there is no one in the world who better represents the standards of excellence that a hydrologist hopes to achieve and that hydrologists hope our discipline will attain than Peter Eagleson.Pete did not start his research career in hydrology. In fact, his Ph.D. thesis in 1956 and his research up to 1965 were mainly in the field of sediment sorting and transport by waves on beaches. During this period he also investigated problems related to flow-induced vibrations of plates. His research in these areas was extremely successful, producing three chapters in books and about 20 journal papers in addition to many technical reports and journal discussions. Indeed, Pete had made his mark in wave theory and sediment transport, but it was good fortune for our field that starting about 1964 his interest in hydrology overcame all his past experience and assured a reputation in the waves and sediment field, and thus he embarked on a new adventure—bringing into hydrology the scientific rigor that existed in more academically established disciplines. With his strong fluid mechanics background—he still teaches that subject to undergraduates at MIT—Pete was ideally suited to lead the field toward new problems and also toward new approaches to old problems . . . and this he did indeed! Just in 1967 he and his students published six papers, most of them in Water Resources Research, which had a strong, an almost immediate impact on the field of hydrology. Here was somebody who was tackling the modeling of overland flow with the scientific standards of fluid mechanics. At the same time, finally somebody had

  1. Riccardo Giacconi to Receive National Medal of Science

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    Riccardo Giacconi, very recently retired President of Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), will be awarded the National Medal of Science by President George W. Bush on March 14, according to the White House. Giacconi, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2002, will be honored for his pioneering research in X-ray astronomy and for his visionary leadership of major astronomy facilities. Established by Congress in 1959, the National Medal of Science is the Nation's highest honor for American scientists and is awarded annually by the President of the United States to individuals "deserving of special recognition for their outstanding contributions to knowledge." "We are extremely proud that Riccardo Giacconi has been selected to receive the nation's highest award for scientific achievement," said current AUI President Ethan J. Schreier, a long-term colleague of Dr. Giacconi. "It is another fitting recognition for an outstanding scientific career that has enhanced our basic understanding of the universe," Schreier added. Giacconi, known as the father of X-ray astronomy, used X-ray detectors launched on rockets to discover the first cosmic X-ray source in 1962. Because X-ray radiation is absorbed in Earth's atmosphere, space-based instruments are necessary to study it. Giacconi outlined a methodical program to investigate this new X-ray universe and, working with his research group at American Science and Engineering, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, developed the first space satellite dedicated to the new field of X-ray astronomy. Named Uhuru, this X-ray satellite observatory was launched in 1970 and subsequently discovered hundreds of X-ray sources. The ground-breaking work of Giacconi and his group led to the discovery of black holes, which to that point had been hypothesized but never seen. Giacconi was also the first to prove that the universe contains background radiation of X-ray light. Riccardo Giacconi has played a key role in many other landmark

  2. The Silver Tower Industry Medal of Honor of the ROK Awarded

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    @@ On January 4, on behalf of President Li Myung-bak, Mr. Shin Jung-Seung, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to China,presented the Silver Tower Industry Medal of Honor to CCPIT Chairman Wan Jifei for his and CCPIT's vigorous efforts made to promote the development of China-South Korea economic and trade relations.

  3. The Asian Games:How Much Gold is in the Gold Medals?

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    DESPITE China’s glorious victoryin Bangkok at the last AsianGames of this century,in whichthe Chinese team topped the list with129 gold medals,the Chinese athletesare asked to keep their fingers crossedfor the Olympic Games.After a briefrest,the Chinese athletes have returnedto their training ground in preparationfor the fiercer competition at the 2000

  4. President Nixon speaks at Hickam AFB prior to presenting Medal of Freedom

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    President Richard M. Nixon speaks at Hickam Air Force Base prior to presenting the nation's highest civilian award to the Apollo 13 crew. Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom were Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr. (next to the Chief Executive), commander; John L. Swigert Jr. (left), command module pilot; and Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot.

  5. Discourse following award of Kepler Gold Medal. [Kepler Laws, planetary astronomy and physics, and Jupiter studies

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    1973-01-01

    Kuiper briefly reviews Kepler's contributions to the field of planetary astronomy and physics, along with references to his own background in the study of stars, planets, and the solar system. He mentions his participation in NASA programs related to planetary astronomy. He concludes his remarks with thanks for being honored by the award of the Kepler Gold Medal.

  6. Discourse following award of Kepler Gold Medal. [Kepler Laws, planetary astronomy and physics, and Jupiter studies

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    Kuiper, G. P.

    1973-01-01

    Kuiper briefly reviews Kepler's contributions to the field of planetary astronomy and physics, along with references to his own background in the study of stars, planets, and the solar system. He mentions his participation in NASA programs related to planetary astronomy. He concludes his remarks with thanks for being honored by the award of the Kepler Gold Medal.

  7. Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

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    The 2004 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest is awarded to Florence L. Denmark. She is recognized for her efforts to help legitimize the psychology of women by teaching the first doctoral psychology course in the field and through her scholarly texts and articles. She continues to have an impact on the…

  8. Konrad Mäe medal Laurentsiusele ja A. D.-le

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    Konrad Mäe medal ja preemia 1999. a. loomingu eest anti 19. XI Rüütelkonna hoones üle maalikunstnik Lauri Sillakule (Laurentsius) ja Anna Daniela Saalistele (A. D.) Tallinna Linnagaleriis toimunud näitusel eksponeeritud suureformaadiliste maalikompositsioonide 'The End', 'Aadam' ja 'Eeva' eest

  9. 14 CFR 1221.201 - Basis for award of the medal.

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    ... be awarded to any person who is or has been designated to travel in space and who has distinguished... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Basis for award of the medal. 1221.201 Section 1221.201 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION THE NASA SEAL...

  10. Benjamin Rush and John Minson Galt, II. Pioneers of bibliotherapy in America.

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    1965-10-01

    The history of bibliotherapy in America goes back at least to the early part of the nineteenth century. Benjamin Rush was one of the first Americans to recommend the use of bibliotherapy; John Minson Galt, II, was the first American to write an article on the subject. Reading was considered one of the best therapeutic measures in treating mental patients, and by the middle of the nineteenth century every major mental hospital had a patients' library; many were quite extensive. Newspapers and periodicals were supplied in great numbers, and the works of Sir Walter Scott enjoyed great popularity.

  11. Rememoração e citação em Walter Benjamin

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    1996-10-01

    Full Text Available Análise de dois conceitos-chave na obra de Walter Benjamin, a rememoração e a citação, e de suas implicações para a relação entre história e texto. A história enquanto texto (narrativa e o texto em sua história. Questionamento dos conceitos da originalidade e da influência, também no contexto do colonialismo.

  12. Solitary and Jacobi elliptic wave solutions of the generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation

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    Belobo, Didier Belobo; Das, Tapas

    2017-07-01

    Exact bright, dark, antikink solitary waves and Jacobi elliptic function solutions of the generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation with arbitrary power-law nonlinearity will be constructed in this work. The method used to carry out the integration is the F-expansion method. Solutions obtained have fractional and integer negative or positive power-law nonlinearities. These solutions have many free parameters such that they may be used to simulate many experimental situations, and to precisely control the dynamics of the system.

  13. Investigation of the maximum amplitude increase from the Benjamin-Feir instability

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    2011-01-01

    The Nonlinear Schr\\"odinger (NLS) equation is used to model surface waves in wave tanks of hydrodynamic laboratories. Analysis of the linearized NLS equation shows that its harmonic solutions with a small amplitude modulation have a tendency to grow exponentially due to the so-called Benjamin-Feir instability. To investigate this growth in detail, we relate the linearized solution of the NLS equation to a fully nonlinear, exact solution, called soliton on finite background. As a result, we find that in the range of instability the maximum amplitude increase is finite and can be at most three times the initial amplitude.

  14. The sons of Caim: the race of outcasts and disinherited in Walter Benjamin and Charles Baudelaire

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    Full Text Available This article aims to develop a reflection essay about the philosophical and literary representation concerning the marginalized and oppressed in history, inside the works of Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin. This is to ascertain and analyze how these two authors, from their respective works, allowed the proletariat gradually took the shape of an object and productive character for social and lyrical reflection, thus, in the wake of works as Flowers of Evil, the assumption of themes drawn from a tradition historically long, connected, in turn, by the recent historiographical perspective from below.

  15. Sinc and solitary wave solutions to the generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony-Burgers equations

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    Alqruan, Marwan; Al-Khaled, Kamel, E-mail: marwan04@just.edu.jo, E-mail: kamel@just.edu.jo [Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid 22110 (Jordan)

    2011-06-01

    In this paper, we consider the generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony-Burgers (BBMB) equations. A variety of exact solutions to the BBMB equations are developed by means of the tanh method. A sinc-Galerkin procedure is also developed to solve the BBMB equations. Sinc approximations to both the derivatives and the indefinite integrals reduce the system to an explicit system of algebraic equations. It is shown that sinc-Galerkin approximations produce an error of exponential order. A comparison of the two methods for solving the BBMB equation was made regarding their solutions. The study outlines the features of the sinc method.

  16. Walter Benjamin y los pasajes de París: el abordaje metodológico

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    1999-01-01

    Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) ha sido uno de los investigadores más creativos de su generación, además de lo difícil que resulta ubicarlo en una línea, debido a la vastedad, intensidad y variedad de una obra que sólo llegó entera al público gracias a la recopilación de las Gesammelte Schriften, realizada por Rolf Tiedemann durante los años sesenta y setenta. Si bien en la actualidad existe una moda benjaminiana, falta mucho por analizar, entre otros aspectos, lo referente a los textos o citas d...

  17. Brecht e Benjamin: peça de aprendizagem e ordenamento experimental

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    Jeanne-Marie Gagnebin

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A partir de uma breve definição das condições de possibilidade do “Lehrstück” (peça de aprendizagem brechtiano, são apresentados os conceitos de exercício (“Übung”, de ordenamento experimental (“Versuchsanordnung” e de espaço de jogo (“Spielraum” na teoria do teatro épico de Walter Benjamin, conceitos essenciais para sua tentativa de reformulação de uma estética materialista contemporânea.

  18. La Bella Durmiente y el motivo del despertar de la juventud en el Walter Benjamin temprano

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    Mariela Silvana Vargas

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la imagen del despertar como ‘despertar de la juventud’ en La Bella Durmiente (1911, el primer texto teórico de Benjamin y mostrar que esta figura no está exenta de una profunda ambigüedad y de contradicciones propias de su ‘metafísica de la juventud’. La juventud, como el sujeto capaz de llevar a cabo transformaciones sociales radicales debe ser, como la Bella Durmiente, despertada por otro. Esta paradójica pasividad marcaría el destino del Jugendbewegung.

  19. Improved decay rates for solutions for a multidimensional generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation

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    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we study the decay rates of solutions for the generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation in multi-dimensional space. For initial data in some L1-weighted spaces, we prove faster decay rates of the solutions. More precisely, using the Fourier transform and the energy method, we show the global existence and the convergence rates of the solutions under the smallness assumption on the initial data and we give better decay rates of the solutions. This result improves early works in J. Differential Equations 158(2) (1999), 314-340 and Nonlinear Anal. 75(7) (2012), 3385-3392. © 2014-IOS Press.

  20. The scattering transform for the Benjamin-Ono equation in the small-dispersion limit

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    Miller, Peter D.; Wetzel, Alfredo N.

    2016-10-01

    Using exact formulae for the scattering data of the Benjamin-Ono equation valid for general rational potentials recently obtained in Miller and Wetzel [17], we rigorously analyze the scattering data in the small-dispersion limit. In particular, we deduce precise asymptotic formulae for the reflection coefficient, the location of the eigenvalues and their density, and the asymptotic dependence of the phase constant (associated with each eigenvalue) on the eigenvalue itself. Our results give direct confirmation of conjectures in the literature that have been partly justified by means of inverse scattering, and they also provide new details not previously reported in the literature.

  1. STS-75 Payload Commander Franklin R. Chang-Diaz suits up

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    1996-01-01

    STS-75 Payload Commander Franklin R. Chang-Diaz (center) chats with Johnson Space Center officials Olan Bertrand (left) and David Leestma (right) during suitup activities in the Operations and Checkout Building. Born in Costa Rica, Chang-Diaz joined NASA in 1980. He has already completed four spaceflights and logged more than 656 hours on-orbit. He and six fellow crew members will depart shortly for Launch Pad 39B, where the Space Shuttle Columbia awaits liftoff during a two-and-a-half-hour launch window opening at 3:18 p.m. EST.

  2. STS-91 M.S. Franklin Chang-Diaz and Janet Kavandi participate in CEIT

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    1998-01-01

    STS-91 Mission Specialists Franklin Chang-Diaz, Ph.D., and Janet Kavandi, Ph.D., participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test, or CEIT, in KSC's Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2. During CEIT, the crew have an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they'll be working on-orbit. The STS-91 crew are scheduled to launch aboard the Shuttle Discovery for the ninth and final docking with the Russian Space Station Mir from KSC's Launch Pad 39A on May 28 at 8:05 EDT.

  3. Presidents and health reform: from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama.

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    Morone, James A

    2010-06-01

    The health care reforms that President Barack Obama signed into law in March 2010 were seventy-five years in the making. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. presidents have struggled to enact national health care reform; most failed. This article explores the highly charged political landscape in which Obama maneuvered and the skills he brought to bear. It contrasts his accomplishments with the experiences of his Oval Office predecessors. Going forward, implementation poses formidable challenges for Democrats, Republicans, and the political process itself.

  4. Fermi coordinates and modified Franklin transformation : A comparative study on rotational phenomena

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    2014-01-01

    Applying a relativistic rotational transformation to study and analyze rotational phenomena, instead of the rotational transformations based on consecutive Lorentz transformations and Fermi coordinates, leads to different predictions. In this article after a comparative study between Fermi metric of a uniformly rotating observer and the spacetime metric in a rotating frame obtained through the modified Franklin transformation, we consider rotational phenomena including transverse Doppler effect and Sagnac effect in both formalisms and compare their predictions. We also discuss length measurements in the two formalisms.

  5. Walter Benjamin and the Methodology of Anthropological Materialism: Striking Dialectical Sparks from Ernst Thälmann’s Bronze Head

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    Joanna Kusiak

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In his methodology as well as his political thought Benjamin remainsfaithful to the principle to proceed “always radically, never consistently”. Therefore,the greatest challenge for a contemporary city researcher inspired by Benjamin is tooperationalise his materialist methodology. Benjamin’s anthropological materialismcannot be reached within the fixed limits of any discipline, but rather places itself“on the crossroads of magic and positivism” (Adorno; the dialectical image is nota tool of his methodology but its culminating point where positivism turns to magic.To reach this point, Benjamin conducts perceptive and analytical experiments thatcan be treated as dialectical études, exercises in seeing. The paper examines some ofthese techniques, exploring their philosophical context and testing them on a contemporaryexample: the Ernst-Thälmann-Monument in Berlin.

  6. Review: Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana (2014)

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    Review of the monograph: Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, New York: Routledge, 2014, ISBN 9780415744096, 252 pages Besprechung der Monographie: Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, New York: Routledge, 2014, ISBN 9780415744096, 252 Seiten

  7. Development of heterogeneous olympic medal metal nanoparticle catalysts for environmentally benign molecular transformations based on the surface properties of hydrotalcite.

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    Kaneda, Kiyotomi; Mitsudome, Takato; Mizugaki, Tomoo; Jitsukawa, Koichiro

    2010-12-08

    In this review, we describe the development by our research group of highly functionalized heterogeneous Olympic medal metal (gold, silver, and copper) nanoparticle catalysts using hydrotalcite as a support, aimed towards Green and Sustainable Chemistry. Olympic medal metal nanoparticles can cooperate with the basic sites on the hydrotalcite surface, providing unique and high performance catalysis in environmentally-benign organic transformations such as aerobic oxidation of alcohols, lactonization of diols and selective deoxygenation of epoxides and nitro aromatic compounds.

  8. Development of Heterogeneous Olympic Medal Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts for Environmentally Benign Molecular Transformations Based on the Surface Properties of Hydrotalcite

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    Koichiro Jitsukawa

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    Full Text Available In this review, we describe the development by our research group of highly functionalized heterogeneous Olympic medal metal (gold, silver, and copper nanoparticle catalysts using hydrotalcite as a support, aimed towards Green and Sustainable Chemistry. Olympic medal metal nanoparticles can cooperate with the basic sites on the hydrotalcite surface, providing unique and high performance catalysis in environmentally-benign organic transformations such as aerobic oxidation of alcohols, lactonization of diols and selective deoxygenation of epoxides and nitro aromatic compounds.

  9. Development of Heterogeneous Olympic Medal Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts for Environmentally Benign Molecular Transformations Based on the Surface Properties of Hydrotalcite

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    In this review, we describe the development by our research group of highly functionalized heterogeneous Olympic medal metal (gold, silver, and copper) nanoparticle catalysts using hydrotalcite as a support, aimed towards Green and Sustainable Chemistry. Olympic medal metal nanoparticles can cooperate with the basic sites on the hydrotalcite surface, providing unique and high performance catalysis in environmentally-benign organic transformations such as aerobic oxidation of alcohols, lactoni...

  10. Fases da história da fotografia e a questão da aura, segundo Walter Benjamin

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    Orlando José Ribeiro de Oliveira

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda as fases da história da fotografia propostas por Walter Benjamin, no ensaio Pequena História da Fotografia, e discute as transformações que atingiram a obra de arte na modernidade, à luz do conceito de aura. A periodização estabelecida por Benjamin - apogeu, declínio, revitalização - é ilustrada com trabalhos dos fotógrafos referidos pelo autor no texto em que visa à “compreensão real da essência da arte fotográfica”.

  11. From evaporating pans to transpiring plants (John Dalton Medal Lecture)

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    Roderick, Michael

    2013-04-01

    observations that win. That is the basis of science. In this Dalton Medal lecture we first examine pan evaporation observations and show why pan evaporation has declined. Armed with that knowledge we then investigate the consequences for plant water use and how this is directly coupled to the catchment water balance.

  12. The Attraction of Gravity (Jean Dominique Cassini Medal Lecture)

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    Iess, Luciano

    2017-04-01

    remains elusive, and much remains to be explored. New missions and new tools are needed. In the next five years the planetary community will see the launch of BepiColombo and JUICE, two spacecraft equipped with a powerful suite of instruments devoted to the tomography of Mercury and Ganymede. Innovative instrumentation and probes are being conceived and designed. The Cassini Medal Lecture will review the past successes and future trends of planetary geodesy and radio science, from the peculiar perspective of someone whose attraction for gravity kept him at the ill-defined boundary between science and engineering, measuring angles, distances and velocities in the solar system.

  13. Youth and pedagogy (On the genesis of the thought of Walter Benjamin

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The authors analyze the 16 early writings that W. Benjamin wrote between the ages of 19 and 23, all of which relate to educative matters, and where the decisive influence of G. Wyneken is shown. The issues that the young Walter Benjamin addresses are also studied, such as idealism and youth culture, the necessity of reform in schools and universities and also in moral, aesthetic and religious education as well as in juvenile sexuality. However, the most important thing is that in these works one can find the constants that characterize the rest of his production, such as his individualism, his obsession with his own childhood experiences, his contradictions and thematic transitions, his interest in aesthetics and art, the complexity of his work, his agnosticism and his consideration of Judaism as a cultural element, and above all his critical sense and his vocation for criticism which starts to become evident. Somehow in these articles of educative content one can discover many of the constants of what will be the subsequent work of this author.

  14. Para un concepto de no lineal de Historia. Reflexiones a partir de Walter Benjamin

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    Full Text Available O ponto de partida deste estudo é o mais recente texto de Walter Benjamin, sua tese "Sobre o conceito de história". Benjamin apela para a importância da teologia para o materialismo histórico, com a intenção de superar uma das razões decisivas porque o projeto único da teoria de Marx, em suas interpretações positivistas, não foi entendido com a necessária radicalidade e estava em risco de perder seu poder explicativo e seu impulso revolucionário. A necessidade de olhar para trás, em direção ao que chamamos de passado, é o foco do estudo, e é analisada no nível epistemológico, ontológico e político. O olhar para trás também é necessário porque o passado mostra como todas as atrocidades, que pensamos ter superado, podem voltar a qualquer momento em uma maneira que não podemos imaginar.

  15. Dispersive shock waves in the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili and two dimensional Benjamin-Ono equations

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    Ablowitz, Mark J.; Demirci, Ali; Ma, Yi-Ping

    2016-10-01

    Dispersive shock waves (DSWs) in the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili (KP) equation and two dimensional Benjamin-Ono (2DBO) equation are considered using step like initial data along a parabolic front. Employing a parabolic similarity reduction exactly reduces the study of such DSWs in two space one time (2 + 1) dimensions to finding DSW solutions of (1 + 1) dimensional equations. With this ansatz, the KP and 2DBO equations can be exactly reduced to the cylindrical Korteweg-de Vries (cKdV) and cylindrical Benjamin-Ono (cBO) equations, respectively. Whitham modulation equations which describe DSW evolution in the cKdV and cBO equations are derived and Riemann type variables are introduced. DSWs obtained from the numerical solutions of the corresponding Whitham systems and direct numerical simulations of the cKdV and cBO equations are compared with very good agreement obtained. In turn, DSWs obtained from direct numerical simulations of the KP and 2DBO equations are compared with the cKdV and cBO equations, again with good agreement. It is concluded that the (2 + 1) DSW behavior along self similar parabolic fronts can be effectively described by the DSW solutions of the reduced (1 + 1) dimensional equations.

  16. DESPERTAR DEL SUEÑO: WALTER BENJAMIN Y EL PROBLEMA DEL SHOCK

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende analizar la noción de shock como una puerta de acceso a la obra de Walter Benjamin. A través de la exploración de algunos de sus escritos más originales (tales como «La obra de arte en la época de su reproductibilidad técnica», las «Tesis de filosofía de la historia», el Libro de los Pasajes, entre otros y sobre la base de una selección de ensayos acerca de su obra, intentaremos capturar la productividad analítica del concepto con el fin de poder iluminar su función operativa (filosófica y política, en el tratamiento que Benjamin realiza sobre una variedad de temas como el arte, la cultura, el capitalismo, la reproducción técnica y la experiencia del sujeto moderno.

  17. 叙述中的权力——论《富兰克林自传》中的男权意识%Power in Narration——an Analysis of Male Chauvinism in the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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    黄川

    2006-01-01

    既是一部世人所赞颂的经典自传,也是一本包含了诸种善与美的道德律令手册.但是,在中,富兰克林表现出了明显的男权意识及歧视妇女的倾向,其叙述也体现了作者的男权政治话语.

  18. A Great Textbook of Virtues: Rhetoric Devices in Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin%一部伟大的道德教科书--分析《富兰克林自传》的修辞技巧

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    陶久胜

    2005-01-01

    叙述了富兰克林具有传奇色彩的一生,详尽地介绍了他创业、奋斗、成功的历程,以及他为人处世的原则.作为一部成功的自传作品,更倾向道德力量的展示和教化功能的推广,并通过使用小说修辞技巧--视点控制与时距控制等宏观技巧和反讽等微观技巧,来表现对读者进行道德教化的初衷.

  19. 《本杰明·富兰克林自传》中认知型情态的作用%The Functions of Modalization in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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    康丽霞

    2009-01-01

    情态是语法中的一个重要概念,也是一个复杂的功能领域.韩礼德将情态分为情态(认知型情态)和意态(责任型情态).试以系统功能语言学中的人际意义理论为出发点,通过对自传体中显性主观情态、隐性主观情态、显性客观情态以及隐性客观情态的分析、归类、统计,研究认知型情态在自传体文学当中的特征与功能.

  20. An Analysis of the Structure of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin%身份的寓言--《富兰克林自传》的结构分析

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    赵白生

    2004-01-01

    《富兰克林自传》是一部身份的寓言.它主要叙述了"印刷人"和"公益人"这两个身份"四大工程"的故事,但又不限于此,还同时揭示这些身份背后的"寓意".富兰克林在自传结构上有效地运用身份认同,把个人身份渗透到民族身份之中,从而使家庭故事升华为民族寓言.

  1. 本杰明·富兰克林对中华文明的汲取——纪念富兰克林诞辰300周年%Benjamin Franklin's Attitudes towards Chinese Civilization

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    晓浪(王学良)

    2006-01-01

    富兰克林以他的远见卓识认识到,向其他文化学习,对于美洲的人民来说,在把美洲建设成世界其他各地方仿效的样板的过程是十分重要的.在向其他文明学习的过程中,富兰克林努力从中国文明中汲取营养,用孔子的道德哲学来提升自己的道德修养,用中国的技术来提高美洲人民生活质量.他的这一努力为美洲文明的形成做出了巨大贡献.

  2. On the Ethical Characters of Benjamin Franklin in his Autobiography%试析《自传》中本杰明·富兰克林的伦理品格

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    胡永辉; 刘晓妍

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    富兰克林的代表作《自传》中所倡导的十三条美德典型地反映了韦伯所描述的资本主义精神;富兰克林伦理品格中的自利、理性和受约束性使他成为亚当·斯密笔下理想的经济人形象,道德和经济行为完美的结合使他迥异于身处资本主义文化矛盾中的“现代经济人”.

  3. An Analysis on Benjamin Franklin's Self-consciousness in The Autobiography%论《富兰克林自传》中本杰明·富兰克林的自我意识

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    本杰明·富兰克林的著作中常常流露出浓厚的清教思想,然而,他却通过自我教育、自我审视与自我完善使自己逐渐摆脱了过去的清规戒律.《富兰克林自传》不仅为后人提供了一个成功的典范,从中也可看出富兰克林自我意识里从一个英国人到美国人的转变过程.本文正是从这一点切入,采用跨学科研究的方法从文学、文化与心理学的角度分析富兰克林在《富兰克林自传》中表现出来的自我意识和客体意识,探究二者的相互影响以及由此折射出的富兰克林的“美国化”过程,并阐释伴随着富兰克林“美国化”进程的美国民族意识的构建.

  4. "真理的价格":本杰明·富兰克林与美国新闻事业传统%The price of truth: Benjamin Franklin and the tradition of the US Journalism undertaking

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    2009-01-01

    印刷商本杰明·富兰克林的平步青云,既是个人奋斗的结果,也有权贵荫庇的成分.他在个人利益和社会利益之间保持微妙的平衡并实现了双赢,但是这种经验具有不可复制性.通过对的细致分析,可以领会富兰克林新闻实践中功利而务实的风格.在20世纪,无论是自由主义还是共和主义,都有美化和剪裁富兰克林新闻思想的倾向.本文试图还原富兰克林的历史复杂性,重新思考作为美国新闻业基因的"真理的价格"理念.

  5. Memória e história: Hannah Arendt em diálogo com Walter Benjamin

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    Full Text Available A autora tem como proposta refletir sobre o papel da memória e da História em nossa cultura contemporânea, através de uma aproximação ao pensamento de Hannah Arendt e Walter Benjamin

  6. A poética da tradução em Walter Benjamin e Haroldo de Campos

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    Full Text Available Este ensaio visa traçar um paralelo entre a poética da tradução de Walter Benjamin, em “A Tarefa do Tradutor”, e a de Haroldo de Campos, poeta, tradutor, e crítico brasileiro em sua teoria da tradução.

  7. 78 FR 42036 - Radio Broadcasting Services; Port Lions, AK, De Beque, CO, Benjamin, Cisco, Rule, and Shamrock, TX

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 Radio Broadcasting Services; Port Lions, AK, De Beque, CO, Benjamin, Cisco, Rule... 237C3; Cisco, Channel 261C3; Rule, Channel 288C2; and Shamrock, Channel 225C2. BILLING CODE 6712-01-P...

  8. Astronauts Jeffrey A. Hoffman (left) and Franklin R. Chang-Diaz hold up a sign to celebrate the fact

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    Astronauts Jeffrey A. Hoffman (left) and Franklin R. Chang-Diaz hold up a sign to celebrate the fact that each has surpassed the 1,000-hour mark in space during the flight. The two mission specialists joined three other astronauts and an international payload specialist for 16 days of scientific research aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

  9. Acceptance of the 2009 Henry Baldwin Ward Medal: The accidental parasitologist

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    Lafferty, Kevin D.

    2009-01-01

    Members of the Society, President Conn, colleagues, friends, and particularly students, the Ward Medal recipient, from Clarke Read onward, traditionally recounts how their career was shaped. A decade ago, in a crumbling Kona hotel, the ASP's own tattooed lady, Janine Caira, opened her Ward Medal address with: “To all future Ward Medalists, many of whom I trust are sitting in the audience out there today, I say: savor the moment! You have no idea how much easier it is to be sitting out there where you are than standing up here where I am” (Caira 1998). I certainly didn't imagine that Janine was delivering her advice to me and it is presumptuous to imagine my story is a template for shaping a career. As the title of my talk indicates, it was an accident.

  10. Creating the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Medals from Electronic Scrap: Sustainability Analysis

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    Leader, Alexandra M.; Wang, Xue; Gaustad, Gabrielle

    2017-07-01

    For the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games, which are to be held in Tokyo, Japan, it has been proposed that recycled metal from electronic waste should be used to create the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will be awarded to athletes from around the world. This work is aimed at exploring the feasibility of this goal, quantifying the required electronic waste, identifying the limiting material constraints, and addressing a selection of sustainability metrics. The results show that 2.5-13.8% of Japan's available electronic waste would be required to create the medals, depending on the composition of the collected electronics and the processing yields. The environmental benefits from this venture are identified as being a savings of approximately 4.5-5.1 TJ of energy, which is equivalent to CO2 emissions reductions of approximately 420 metric tons. Additionally, qualitative potential benefits to environment, human health, economic recovery of valuable materials, and supply stability are considered.

  11. Creating the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Medals from Electronic Scrap: Sustainability Analysis

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    Leader, Alexandra M.; Wang, Xue; Gaustad, Gabrielle

    2017-09-01

    For the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games, which are to be held in Tokyo, Japan, it has been proposed that recycled metal from electronic waste should be used to create the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will be awarded to athletes from around the world. This work is aimed at exploring the feasibility of this goal, quantifying the required electronic waste, identifying the limiting material constraints, and addressing a selection of sustainability metrics. The results show that 2.5-13.8% of Japan's available electronic waste would be required to create the medals, depending on the composition of the collected electronics and the processing yields. The environmental benefits from this venture are identified as being a savings of approximately 4.5-5.1 TJ of energy, which is equivalent to CO2 emissions reductions of approximately 420 metric tons. Additionally, qualitative potential benefits to environment, human health, economic recovery of valuable materials, and supply stability are considered.

  12. Kroll, Murakami, and Seneviratne Receive 2013 James B. Macelwane Medals: Citation for Motohiko Murakami

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    Bass, Jay

    2014-01-01

    The James B. Macelwane Medal of AGU is presented to Motohiko Murakami for his discovery of the postperovskite phase of MgSiO3, for a new class of sound velocity measurements under lower mantle pressure-temperature conditions that have changed our view of whole-Earth chemistry, and for other fundamental contributions that have furthered our understanding of the Earth's deep interior.

  13. Medal of Honor Award Process Review: U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Nominee (Redacted)

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    surrounding the recommendation to award the Medal ofHonor (MOH) to a U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer for his valorous actions in combat while deployed...Secretary of the Army downgraded the nominee’s MOH award recommendation to the Silver Star (SS). Specificaliy, Representative Hunter requested that DoD...determine how the Army reached the conclusion to downgrade the nominee’s MOH recommendation to a SS; whether the Secretary ofthe Army has the authority

  14. Estimating the Value of Medal Success at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

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    2011-01-01

    We estimate Canadians’ willingness to pay (WTP) for success by Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Canadian government subsidized elite athletes in the run up to the 2010 Games through the Own the Podium program, which was designed to increase Canada’s medal count. WTP estimates from a contingent valuation method (CVM) study using data from nationally representative surveys before and after the Games suggest that Own the Podium generated intangible benefits of between 3 and 5 times i...

  15. Gold Medal Award for life achievement in psychology in the public interest.

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    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology. The 2011 recipient of the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest is Salvatore R. Maddi. Dorothy W. Cantor, president of the APF, will present the APF Gold Medal Awards at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association on August 3, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. Members of the 2012 APF Board of Trustees are Dorothy W. Cantor, president; Charles L. Brewer, vice president/secretary; Gerald Koocher, treasurer; Elisabeth R. Straus, executive vice president/executive director; Norman Anderson; Brian N. Baird; David H. Barlow; Camilla Benbow; Sharon Stephens Brehm; Connie Chan; William Howell; Anthony Jackson; Ronald F. Levant; Aurelio Prifitera; Sandra Shullman; Archie L. Turner; and Kurt Geisinger, APA Board of Directors liaison.

  16. African American students' reactions to Benjamin Cooke's "Nonverbal Communication Among Afro-Americans: An Initial Classification".

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    Greene, Deric M; Stewart, Felicia R

    2011-01-01

    The nonverbal communication behavior of Black people continues to take new forms as time progresses. In Kochman's 1972 book, Rappin' and Stylin' Out: Communication in Urban Black America, Benjamin Cooke introduced an initial classification and code of nonverbal behaviors among people of African descent. In this study, students react to Cooke's study conducted in the late 1960s by commenting on Cooke's initial findings in comparison to nonverbal behaviors practiced among Black people as of late. Respondents suggest that while differences and variations exist between the expression of nonverbal behaviors exhibited by the original group studied and people recently observed, there yet remains a similarity in the cultural significance and motivation behind the displays.

  17. Ur phänomen y su transposición:: Benjamin y el Idealismo goetheano

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    Full Text Available Una lectura de la "Erkenntnis-kritische Vorrede" a Ursprung des deutsches Trauerspiels busca determinar en qué sentido Benjamin efectúa, en la teoría de las ideas allí esbozada, lo que él mismo llamó después una "tranposicion" del concepto goetheano de Urphänomen. El cotejo con algunos de los naturwissenschaftliche Schriften de Goethe sugiere que ambos autores aventuran una manera de pensar la relación entre los conceptos de verdad y totalidad a través de la confrontación y manipulación forzosa de las distinciones introducidas por la filosofía crítica de Kant. En este sentido sus esbozos lógicos y epistemológicos se dejan leer como marcadores de los momentos inaugural y concluyente del proyecto del idealismo alemán.

  18. Solitons, compactons and undular bores in Benjamin-Bona-Mahony-like systems

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    Saha, Aparna; Talukdar, B.; Das, Umapada; Chatterjee, Supriya

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    We examine the effect of dissipation on travelling waves in nonlinear dispersive systems modelled by Benjamin-Bona-Mahony (BBM)-like equations. In the absence of dissipation, the BBM-like equations are found to support soliton and compacton /anticompacton solutions depending on whether the dispersive term is linear or nonlinear. We study the influence of increasing nonlinearity of the medium on the soliton and compacton dynamics. The dissipative effect is found to convert the solitons either to undular bores or to shock-like waves depending on the degree of nonlinearity of the equations. The anticompacton solutions are also transformed to undular bores by the effect of dissipation. But the compactons tend to vanish due to viscous effects. The local oscillatory structures behind the bores and /or shock-like waves in the case of solitons and anticompactons are found to depend sensitively both on the coefficient of viscosity and solution of the unperturbed problem.

  19. Well-posedness and computation of solutions of a regularized Benjamin-Ono system

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    Felipe Alexander Pipicano

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se estudia la existencia y la unicidad de soluciones del problema de Cauchy, en el caso periódico, para un sistema de tipo Benjamin-Ono regularizado (rBO, usando teoría de semigrupos, análisis de Fourier y el Teorema del punto fijo de Banach. Este sistema fue deducido recientemente por Muñoz [12] como un modelo débilmente dispersivo para la propagación de ondas internas con pequeña amplitud en la interface de dos fluidos inmiscibles con densidades constantes. Además se realizan algunos experimentos numéricos para analizar el error y la convergencia en tiempo y espacio de un esquema espectral de Fourier completamente discreto, a fin de aproximar las soluciones del problema de valor inicial asociado con el sistema rBO.

  20. DESPERTAR DEL SUEÑO: WALTER BENJAMIN Y EL PROBLEMA DEL SHOCK

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    2010-01-01

    El presente artículo pretende analizar la noción de shock como una puerta de acceso a la obra de Walter Benjamin. A través de la exploración de algunos de sus escritos más originales (tales como «La obra de arte en la época de su reproductibilidad técnica», las «Tesis de filosofía de la historia», el Libro de los Pasajes, entre otros) y sobre la base de una selección de ensayos acerca de su obra, intentaremos capturar la productividad analítica del concepto con el fin de poder iluminar su fun...

  1. Predictability of the Appearance of Anomalous Waves at Sufficiently Small Benjamin-Feir Indices

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    Ruban, V P

    2016-01-01

    The numerical simulation of the nonlinear dynamics of random sea waves at moderately small Benjamin-Feir indices and its comparison with the linear dynamics (at the coincidence of spatial Fourier harmonics near a spectral peak at a certain time $t_p$) indicate that the appearance of a rogue wave can be predicted in advance. If the linear approximation shows the presence of a sufficiently extensive and/or high group of waves in the near future after $t_p$, an anomalous wave is almost necessarily formed in the nonlinear model. The interval of reliable forecasting covers several hundred wave periods, which can be quite sufficient in practice for, e.g., avoiding the meeting of a ship with a giant wave.

  2. Periodic solutions of fully nonlinear autonomous equations of Benjamin-Ono type

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    Baldi, Pietro

    2012-01-01

    We prove the existence of time-periodic, small amplitude solutions of autonomous quasilinear or fully nonlinear completely resonant pseudo-PDEs of Benjamin-Ono type in Sobolev class. The result holds for frequencies in a Cantor set that has asymptotically full measure as the amplitude goes to zero. At the first order of amplitude, the solutions are the superposition of an arbitrarily large number of waves that travel with different velocities (multimodal solutions). The equation can be considered as a Hamiltonian, reversible system plus a non-Hamiltonian (but still reversible) perturbation that contains derivatives of the highest order. The main difficulties of the problem are: an infinite-dimensional bifurcation equation, and small divisors in the linearized operator, where also the highest order derivatives have nonconstant coefficients. The main technical step of the proof is the reduction of the linearized operator to constant coefficients up to a regularizing rest, by means of changes of variables and co...

  3. An infinite branching hierarchy of time-periodic solutions of the Benjamin-Ono equation

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    Wilkening, Jon

    2008-07-01

    We present a new representation of solutions of the Benjamin-Ono equation that are periodic in space and time. Up to an additive constant and a Galilean transformation, each of these solutions is a previously known, multi-periodic solution; however, the new representation unifies the subset of such solutions with a fixed spatial period and a continuously varying temporal period into a single network of smooth manifolds connected together by an infinite hierarchy of bifurcations. Our representation explicitly describes the evolution of the Fourier modes of the solution as well as the particle trajectories in a meromorphic representation of these solutions; therefore, we have also solved the problem of finding periodic solutions of the ordinary differential equation governing these particles, including a description of a bifurcation mechanism for adding or removing particles without destroying periodicity. We illustrate the types of bifurcation that occur with several examples, including degenerate bifurcations not predicted by linearization about traveling waves.

  4. The musical magic of ambiguity in Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice

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    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available This essay investigates the blurred musical significations in Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice, an opera based on Thomas Mann’s important novella Der Tod in Venedig. The discussion of multiple meanings links up with two categories of ambiguity as set out by William Empson in his Seven Types of Ambiguity, that is two or more meanings which do not agree among themselves, but combine to make clear a more complicated state of mind, and two opposite meanings that show a fundamental division in the mind of the protagonist. It is indicated how this opera, as a story through music, portrays the physical and moral decay of the anti-hero, Gustav von Aschenbach, who enters the opera as a celebrated, worldrenowned writer.

  5. STS-111 Crew Interviews: Franklin Chang-Diaz, Mission Specialist 2

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    STS-111 Mission Specialist 2 Franklin Chang-Diaz is seen during this interview, where he gives a quick overview of the mission before answering questions about his inspiration to become an astronaut and his career path. Chang-Diaz outlines his role in the mission in general, and specifically during the extravehicular activities (EVAs). He describes in great detail his duties in the three EVAs which involved preparing the Mobile Remote Servicer Base System (MBS) for installation onto the Space Station's Mobile Transporter, attaching the MBS onto the Space Station and replacing a wrist roll joint on the station's robot arm. Chang-Diaz also discusses the science experiments which are being brought on board the Space Station by the STS-111 mission. He also offers thoughts on how the International Space Station (ISS) fits into NASA's vision and how his previous space mission experience will benefit the STS-111 flight.

  6. Digital outcrop model of stratigraphy and breccias of the southern Franklin Mountains, El Paso, Texas

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    Bellian, Jerome A.; Kerans, Charles; Repetski, John E.; Derby, James R.; Fritz, R.D.; Longacre, S.A.; Morgan, W.A.; Sternbach, C.A.

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    This chapter reviews and synthesizes the lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, and breccia types of the southwestern part of the great American carbonate bank in the southern Franklin Mountains (SFM), El Paso, Texas. Primary stratigraphic units of focus are the Lower Ordovician El Paso and Upper Ordovician Montoya Groups. These groups preserve breccias formed by collapse of a paleocave system. Precambrian and Silurian units are discussed in the context of breccia clast composition and relative timing of breccia emplacement. Specific attention is paid to the juxtaposition of the top-Sauk second-order supersequence unconformity between the El Paso and Montoya Groups and its relationship to breccias above and below it. The unconformity represents a 10-m.y. exposure event that separates Upper and Lower Ordovician carbonates. The top-Sauk exposure has been previously documented as a significant karst horizon across much of North America.

  7. The Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine: Assessment of Impact at 15 Years.

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    Carman, Aubri S; John, Chandy C

    2017-06-26

    The Benjamin H. Kean Fellowship in Tropical Medicine is an American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene initiative that provides medical students with funding for international clinical or research experiences lasting at least 1 month. Of the 175 Kean fellows from 1998 to 2013, 140 had current available e-mails, and 70 of the 140 (50%) responded to a survey about their fellowship experience. Alumni indicated that the Kean Fellowship had a high impact on their career plans with regard to preparation for (N = 65, 94.2%) and inspiration to pursue (N = 59, 88.1%) a career in tropical medicine and global health. Continued involvement in tropical medicine and global health was common: 52 alumni (74.3%) were currently working in tropical medicine or global health, 49 (71.0%) had done so in the interim between the Kean fellowship and their current position; and 17 of 19 Kean fellows (89.4%) who had completed all medical training and were now in professional practice continued to work in tropical medicine and global health. Alumni had been highly productive academically, publishing a total of 831 PubMed-indexed manuscripts, almost all on tropical medicine or global health topics, in the period between their fellowship year and 2013. Alumni reported strengths of the fellowship including funding, networking, and flexibility, and suggested that more networking and career mentoring would enhance the program. The Benjamin H. Kean fellowship program has been highly successful at inspiring and fostering ongoing work by trainees in tropical medicine and global health.

  8. Well-posedness and computation of solutions of a regularized Benjamin-Ono system

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    Felipe Alexander Pipicano

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This article is concerned with the existence and uniqueness of solutions of the Cauchy problem in the periodic setting for a regularized Benjamin-Ono type system (rBO by using semigroup theory, Fourier analysis and Banach’s fixed point theorem. This system was recently derived by Muñoz [12] as a weakly dispersive model for the propagation of small amplitude internal waves at the interface of two immiscible fluids with constant densities. We also conduct some numerical experiments to analyze the error and convergence in time and space of a fully discrete Fourier spectral scheme, for approximating the solutions of the initial value problem associated to the rBO system. Resumen. En este artículo se estudia la existencia y la unicidad de soluciones del problema de Cauchy, en el caso periódico, para un sistema de tipo Benjamin-Ono regularizado (rBO, usando teoría de semigrupos, análisis de Fourier y el Teorema del punto fijo de Banach. Este sistema fue deducido recientemente por Muñoz [12] como un modelo débilmente dispersivo para la propagación de ondas internas con pequeña amplitud en la interface de dos fluidos inmiscibles con densidades constantes. Además se realizan algunos experimentos numéricos para analizar el error y la convergencia en tiempo y espacio de un esquema espectral de Fourier completamente discreto, a fin de aproximar las soluciones del problema de valor inicial asociado con el sistema rBO.

  9. Population Muscle Strength Predicts Olympic Medal Tallies: Evidence from 20 Countries in the PURE Prospective Cohort Study

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    Leong, Darryl P.; McKee, Martin; Yusuf, Salim

    2017-01-01

    Background National sporting achievement at the Olympic Games is important for national pride and prestige, and to promote participation in sport. Summer Olympic Games medal tallies have been associated with national wealth, and also social development and healthcare expenditure. It is uncertain however, how these socioeconomic factors translate into Olympic success. The objective of this study was therefore to examine the relationship between population muscle strength and Olympic medal tallies. Methods and Results This study of handgrip strength represents a cross-sectional analysis of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, which is an ongoing population cohort study of individuals from high-, middle-, and low-income countries. Within participating countries, households from both urban and rural communities were invited to participate using a sampling strategy intended to yield a sample that was representative of the community. Households were eligible if at least one member was aged 35–70 years and if they intended living at the same address for a further four years. A total of 152,610 participants from these households, located in 21 countries, were included in this analysis. Handgrip strength was measured using a Jamar dynanometer. Olympic medal tallies were made over the five most recent Summer Games. There was a significant positive association between national population grip strength (GS) and medal tally that persisted after adjustment for sex, age, height, average daily caloric intake and GDP (total and per capita). For every 1kg increase in population GS, the medal tally increased by 36% (95% CI 13–65%, p = 0.001) after adjustment. Among countries that won at least one medal over the four most recent Summer Olympic Games, there was a close linear relationship between adjusted GS and the natural logarithm of the per capita medal tally (adjusted r = 0.74, p = 0.002). Conclusions Population muscle strength may be an important determinant

  10. Review: Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana (2014

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    Nelson Oppong

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Review of the monograph: Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, New York: Routledge, 2014, ISBN 9780415744096, 252 pages

  11. Road and Street Centerlines, Franklin, Georgia T-Project Map, Published in 2006, 1:12000 (1in=1000ft) scale, Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Development.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — , published at 1:12000 (1in=1000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of 2006. It is described as 'Franklin, Georgia T-Project...

  12. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat: spontaneous expressions of medal winners of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

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    Matsumoto, David; Willingham, Bob

    2006-09-01

    Facial behaviors of medal winners of the judo competition at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games were coded with P. Ekman and W. V. Friesen's (1978) Facial Affect Coding System (FACS) and interpreted using their Emotion FACS dictionary. Winners' spontaneous expressions were captured immediately when they completed medal matches, when they received their medal from a dignitary, and when they posed on the podium. The 84 athletes who contributed expressions came from 35 countries. The findings strongly supported the notion that expressions occur in relation to emotionally evocative contexts in people of all cultures, that these expressions correspond to the facial expressions of emotion considered to be universal, that expressions provide information that can reliably differentiate the antecedent situations that produced them, and that expressions that occur without inhibition are different than those that occur in social and interactive settings.

  13. “Intermittency: the differential of time and the integral of space. The intensive spatiality of the Monad, the Apokatastasis and the Messianic World in Benjamin's latest thinking”

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    Fabrizio Desideri

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The main topic of my paper concerns the theological-philosophical nexus between the intensive and qualitative spatiality of the Monad and the Origenian idea of Apokatastasis as a nexus that can clarify Benjamin's latest idea of the Messianic World. The first step will be, therefore, to explain (1 Benjamin's use of the Origenian notion of Apokatastasis in his Essay on Leskov and in the Passagenwerk. Secondly, I will discuss (2 how and to what extent such use is relevant for Benjamin's idea of Messianism. Thirdly, I will propose (3 the thesis that, for Benjamin, a messianic idea of time implies a monadological idea of space. In this regard, the relationship between continuity and discontinuity, which is crucial to understand the late Benjamin's idea of history, must be understood precisely as a dialectical relationship that involves not only time but also space. (4 The figure of intermittence – as we shall see – expresses in the most suitable way the intertwining of space and time as dialectically and  messianicaly oriented. This sequence of logical steps and critical considerations will shed light on the true nature of Benjamin's idea of dialectics and on its relationship to the idea of the totality. The real term of confrontation of Benjamin's late philosophy (from the Passagenwerk to the Theses on the concept of history does not concern, therefore, Heidegger, but Hegel. In the light of this confrontation, Heidegger's Being and Time is already in pieces. It is as it were – we can say – behind Benjamin's movement of thought.

  14. Título da página electrónica: The Walter Benjamin Research Syndicate

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    José Manuel Mendes

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Esta página procura ser um repertório de textos em torno da obra de Walter Benjamin e um incentivo à divulgação de trabalhos sobre a teoria crítica proposta por este autor. É editor da página Scott J. Thompson, docente do New College of California. No texto de apresentação, é referido que o objectivo central desta publicação electrónica é atender aos textos mais marginais de Walter Benjamin, excluídos ou pouco trabalhados na academia. Embora a página não esteja estruturada de forma a permitir...

  15. Well-posedness of Cauchy problems for Korteweg-de Vries-Benjamin-Ono equation and Hirota equation

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    HUO Zhaohui; GUO Boling

    2004-01-01

    The well-posedness of the Cauchy problems to the Korteweg-de Vries-Benjamin-Ono equation and Hirota equation is considered. For the Korteweg-de Vries-Benjamin-Ono equation, local result is established for data in Hs(R)(s≥-1/8). Moreover, the global well-posedness for data in L2(R) can be obtained. For Hirota equation, local result is established for initial data in Hs(s≥1/4) .In addition, the local solution is proved to be global in Hs (s≥1) if the initial data are in Hs (s≥1) by energy inequality and the generalization of the trilinear estimates associated with the Fourier restriction norm method.

  16. LOSING BATTLES AND WINNING WARS: FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT AND THE FIGHT TO TRANSFORM THE SUPREME COURT, 1937 - 1941

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    Harvey G. Hudspeth

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the dramatic rise of the Roosevelt Court between the years 1937 and 1941. Having gone through his first term of office without a single Supreme Court appointment, Franklin Roosevelt was to be given the opportunity during his second term to make no less than five nominations with an additional four coming in his third term. Initially, however, he was to face great controversy; first with his notorious “Court Packing” scheme of 1937, followed quickly by revelations that his first Court appointee, Hugo Black, had once been affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. Weathering these early defeats, however, Franklin Roosevelt ultimately won his war against the “Nine Old Men” to turn the Court towards economic liberalism. This paper traces the course of Roosevelt’s struggle, his early losses, and his ultimate victory.

  17. Un taccuino a forma di strada. Su "Einbahnstrasse" di Walter Benjamin

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    Pier Giovanni Adamo

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available La poetica di F. Schlegel ha realizzato una storicizzazione della teoria dei generi letterari sostituendo alla dicotomia del classicismo tra forma e contenuto una distinzione tra forma e spirito, secondo cui i materiali linguistico-tematici rappresentano i precipitati di quest’ultimo. Riprendendo questa intuizione di P. Szondi, potremmo affermare che, nella modernità letteraria, l’ibridazione è il processo di transizione dei materiali attraverso le forme. Un’opera tanto esemplare quanto strutturalmente rilevante, nell’orizzonte dell’ibridazione, è Einbahnstraße di Walter Benjamin, dove i materiali più disparati sono combinati a modellare una forma innovativa. Vi si mescolano stilemi della poesia in prosa, narrazione diaristica, (antimetodo surrealista, satira e intuizioni filosofiche. L’unicità, d’altra parte, risiede innanzitutto nell’essenza metacritica del procedimento organizzativo del libro: il frammentismo sistematico è un’applicazione pratica della teoria allegorica del montaggio, descritta nell’Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels. Il saggio si propone di leggere il testo come «un taccuino a forma di strada», anche per indagarne il valore di prologo al Passagenwerk, nato dall’avida lettura del Paysan de Paris di Aragon: istituisce un confronto per rilevare, nell’affinità di fondo, la  diversità di approccio tra il pensatore tedesco e il surrealismo, distinguendo tecniche di assemblaggio e ruolo dell’immaginario nell’uso di pubblicità e altri oggetti metropolitani. L’intenzione di una simile analisi di Einbahnstraße è dimostrare che Benjamin combina modelli letterari (Baudelaire, Proust, Kraus su tutti con i nuovi linguaggi artistici e le strategie discorsive della stampa per creare un’«immagine dialettica» dell’esistenza nel XX secolo.Friedrich Schlegel’s poetics realized a historicisation of literary genres theory by replacing classicist dichotomy between form and content with a

  18. Biomechanical analysis of the 10km-run in a Triathlon World Cup event: differences presented by women gold medal

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    Cala Mejías, Antonio; Cejuela, Roberto; Navarro Cabello, Enrique

    2010-01-01

    In most of the triathlon races, the 10km-run is critical to win and, just a few seconds, may separate the gold and the silver medal. To our best knowledge, no study has analyzed the biomechanical differences among the first qualified triathletes during a top-level competition. The aims of the present study were: (1) to examine the different responses to the previous cycling between the gold medal and the other participants, and (2) to compare the biomechanical profiles during the 10km-run pre...

  19. Bright and dark soliton solutions of the (3 + 1)-dimensional generalized Kadomtsev–Petviashvili equation and generalized Benjamin equation

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    Ahmet Bekir; Özkan Güner

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    In this paper, we obtain the 1-soliton solutions of the (3 + 1)-dimensional generalized Kadomtsev–Petviashvili (gKP) equation and the generalized Benjamin equation. By using two solitary wave ansatz in terms of sech$^{p}$ and tanh$^{p}$ functions, we obtain exact analytical bright and dark soliton solutions for the considered model. These solutions may be useful and desirable for explaining some nonlinear physical phenomena in genuinely nonlinear dynamical systems.

  20. Putting patients first. A conversation with Benjamin Chu, M.D., the new chair-elect of the AHA.

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    Weinstock, Matthew

    2011-11-01

    The son of immigrants, Benjamin Chu, M.D., has followed an unusual life path from New York's Chinatown to Southern California, where he is now an executive with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan. Dismayed by the daunting challenges facing health care, the AHA chair-elect became a strong believer that the system can and must change, always keeping the focus firmly on the patient.

  1. Mimese, linguagem e poesia: pensamentos sobre origem e repetição em Benjamin e Heidegger

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    Luiz Felipe da Cunha e Silva

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    Full Text Available A partir do pensamento de Benjamin sobre a repetição, a mimese e a semelhança não física, chega-se à linguagem e ao prazer do signo, que são discutidos à luz do pensamento de Heidegger sobre a origem da poesia e da obra de arte. O problema da origem da linguagem faz o pano de fundo da discussão.

  2. Hydrologic and land-cover features of the Caloosahatchee River Basin, Lake Okeechobee to Franklin Lock, Florida

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    LaRose, Henry R.; McPherson, Benjamin F.

    1980-01-01

    The freshwater part of the Caloosahatchee River basin, Fla., from Franklin Lock to Lake Okeechobee, is shown at a scale of 1 inch equals 1 mile on an aerial photomosaic, dated January 1979. The basin is divided into 16 subbasins, and the land cover and land use in each subbasin are given. The basin is predominantly rangeland and agricultural land. Surface-water flow in the basin is largely controlled. Some selected data on water quality are given. (USGS)

  3. Entretelones de una "estética operatoria" Luis Juan Guerrero y Walter Benjamin

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    Luis Ignacio García

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se ensaya una aproximación a la labor estético-filosófica del argentino Luis Juan Guerrero (1899-1957, a través de un cotejo de su temprana y productiva recepción de algunos aspectos centrales de la obra de Walter Benjamin. Se intenta mostrar que esta clave de lectura permite un acceso privilegiado a la labor de Guerrero, a la vez que ayuda a construir una imagen más compleja y matizada de la generación intelectual "antipositivista" a la que perteneció. La olvidada obra de Guerrero se compone principalmente de trabajos sobre ética, psicología y estética. Acotaremos nuestra atención a su principal trabajo, y acaso la obra sobre estética más ambiciosa jamás escrita en nuestro país: Estética Operatoria en sus Tres Direcciones. Se muestra en el artículo que la summa estética de Guerrero, si bien expresa con toda claridad las preocupaciones centrales de una generación intelectual marcada por la cultura alemana de entreguerras y por la problemática de la "crisis de la cultura", inscribe, a su vez, una anomalía -benjaminiana-, una inflexión político-materialista, que pone en cuestión la idea frecuente de que la "crisis de la cultura" una y otra vez diagnosticada en aquella época mostró siempre alternativas "espiritualistas" de resolución.This essay deals with the aesthetic-philosophical work of the Argentinean Luis Juan Guerrero (1899-1957, through a consideration of its early and fruitful reception of some central aspects of Walter Benjamin's work. It is shown that this perspective allows a privileged access to Guerrero's work, at the same time that it makes more complex the image of the "anti-positivistic" intellectual generation in Argentina. Guerrero's forgotten work includes principally contributions on ethics, psychology and aesthetics. This essay will pay attention only to his most important work, maybe the most ambitious aesthetic work ever written in Argentina: Operatory Aesthetics in its Three

  4. The SEAD global efficiency medal competition: accelerating market transformation for efficient televisions

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    Ravi, Kavita [US Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Bennich, Peter [Swedish Energy Agency (Sweden); Cockburn, John [Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa (Canada); Doi, Naoko [Institute of Energy Economics (Japan); Garg, Sandeep [United Nations Development Programme, New York, NY (United States); Garnaik, S.P. [ICF International (India); Holt, Shane [Energy and Tourism, Canberra (Australia); Walker, Mike [Food and Rural Affairs (United Kingdom); Westbrook-Trenholm, Elizabeth [Natural Resources, Canada, Ottawa (Canada). Office of Energy Efficiency; Lising, Anna [Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (United States); Pantano, Steve [Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (United States); Khare, Amit [Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (United States); Park, Won Young [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

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    The Global Efficiency Medal competition, a cornerstone activity of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative, is an awards program that encourages the production and sale of super-efficient products. SEAD is a voluntary multinational government collaboration of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). This winner-takes-all competition recognizes products with the best energy efficiency, guides early adopter purchasers towards the most efficient product choices and demonstrates the levels of energy efficiency achievable by commercially available and emerging technologies. The first Global Efficiency Medals were awarded to the most energy-efficient flat panel televisions; an iconic consumer purchase. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals were awarded to televisions that have proven to be substantially more energy efficient than comparable models available at the time of the competition (applications closed in the end of May 2012). The award-winning TVs consume between 33 to 44 percent less energy per 2 unit of screen area than comparable LED-backlit LCD televisions sold in each regional market and 50 to 60 percent less energy than CCFL-backlit LCD TVs. Prior to the launch of this competition, SEAD conducted an unprecedented international round-robin test (RRT) to qualify TV test laboratories to support verification testing for SEAD awards. The RRT resulted in increased test laboratory capacity and expertise around the world and ensured that the test results from participating regional test laboratories could be compared in a fair and transparent fashion. This paper highlights a range of benefits resulting from this first SEAD awards competition and encourages further investigation of the awards concept as a means to promote energy efficiency in other equipment types.

  5. TU-A-17A-01: Memorial to Benjamin M. Galkin - Memorial Lecture

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    2014-06-15

    This past year Medical Physics lost one of its active members, Benjamin M. Galkin. Ben Galkin was a Past-Treasurer of the AAPM. During his leadership role he played an important part in Securing membership, for the AAPM, in the American Institute of physics. As Treasurer he was also a prime mover in starting the journal, Medical Physics, and served as its business manager in the formative years.Ben Galkin received his Masters Degree at Columbia University in New York, under the mentorship of Dr. Edith Quimby, one of the pioneer Hospital Radiation Physicists in the country. He started his professional career at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, joining Robert Gorson, and remained there until retirement. He served as the institution’s Radiation Safety Officer throughout his career. His research interest was Breast Imaging. He held joint faculty appointments in the Department of Radiology and the Department of Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine, rising up to the rank of Full professor. He was a well respected teacher for the residents in Radiology.

  6. Benjamin and Russian Conservatism%本雅明与俄国保守主义

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    2015-01-01

    本雅明对俄国的关注主要表现在两个方面,一是对俄国经典作家作品的阅读和评论,二是通过访问莫斯科,对革命烈火中的苏联的认识。其间他与俄国保守主义不期而遇,并在著述中给予这种倾向以暧昧的批评,这在一定程度上也反映了他深刻而复杂的艺术观与历史观。%Benjamin'attention to Russia is mainly manifested in two aspects.One is his reading of Russian classic writers and his comments on them, and the other is his understanding of Soviet in the wake of the revolution by visiting Moscow.In the meanwhile he got acquainted with Russian Conservatism by chance and gave this trend an ambiguous criticism, which in part reflected his profound and complicated views of art and history.

  7. Looking back, looking forward: a reexamination of Benjamin Wolstein's interlock and the emergence of intersubjectivity.

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    Bonovitz, Christopher

    2009-06-01

    In this paper the author takes a close look at Benjamin Wolstein's chapter, 'Therapy', from his book, Countertransference, published in 1959. This chapter contains a discussion of what he refers to as the interlock between analyst and patient, or today what we might describe as transference/countertransference enactment. The author shows how Wolstein's concept of the interlock and its relation to the analyst's countertransference was radical and innovative for its time. Wolstein's notion of a transference/countertransference interlock, along with the seminal contributions of Ferenczi and some of the early interpersonal theorists, anticipates the complexities of a two-person psychology and the entanglement which can occur from the intermingling of unconscious processes of analyst and patient in the experiential field. The author highlights three main ideas. First, the author provides a brief review of enactment with an emphasis on the role of the analyst's participation as conceptualized by the various theoretical perspectives. An historical context is given for Wolstein's clinical theorizing. Second, the author explicates Wolstein's concept of the interlock, with particular attention to the processes involved which account for the complexities it presents. Third, the author examines the 'working through' process, including the emergence of intersubjectivity in the resolution of the interlock. The author shows throughout Wolstein's emphasis on the influence of the analyst's personal psychology, mutuality, and intersubjectivity, all of which anticipated the gradual interpersonalization of psychoanalysis across the various schools of thought.

  8. Eurydice at Euston?: Walter Benjamin and Marc Augé Go Underground

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    Graeme Gilloch

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Taking as its point of departure Walter Benjamin’s repeatedly unsuccessful attempt to give spatial form to his past, this paper suggests that it is perhaps the contemporary French anthropologist, Marc Augé, who provides the most appropriate envisioning of a ‘map of memories’ in his brief writings on the Parisian métro system. For Augé, the labyrinthine subway network constitutes nothing less than a ‘memory machine’ in which lines and station names serve as mnemonics, recalling long-forgotten childhood encounters and experiences. Mirroring the cityscape above, places themselves unexplored, unknown, the serried toponyms of the métro become an incantation summoning forth the shades of the past. As Augé points out, those stations that provide opportunities to change lines are felicitously termed ‘correspondences’, a Baudelairean term that fascinated Benjamin and informed his key historiographical notion of the ‘dialectical image,’ the intersection and mutual illumination of past and present moments. For me, Augé’s highly suggestive reflections bring to mind my own memories of a London childhood around 1970. Looking at the London underground map today, I cannot but see the sites of many past meetings and partings, dots connected by lines forming complex figures, constellations of memory.

  9. As siglas em cores no Trabalho das passagens, de W. Benjamin

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    Willi Bolle

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    Full Text Available Do que era para ser seu opus magnum, o Trabalho das passagens, concebido como uma história social da cidade de Paris no século XIX, W. Benjamin elaborou em 1938 um modelo, que ficou inacabado, mas do qual existe um plano de construção integral, reencontrado em 1981 na Bibliothèque Nationale da França. Com base no deciframento desses manuscritos, 80% inéditos, é apresentada aqui uma síntese do Modelo das passagens, em forma de uma constelação das 30 siglas em cores que simbolizam as 30 categorias construtivas. O trabalho se baseia na hipótese de que se trata de uma escrita esotérica com valores estéticos, semânticos e estruturadores próprios: recurso mimético destinado a ler o texto difícil da metrópole moderna. As siglas são analisadas sob sete aspectos: oficina de historiografia, escrita fisiognômica, visualização do tempo, história como cartografia, quadros de mentalidade, alegorização e radiografia de época. Atuando na intersecção entre tradições conceituais e pictográficas, as siglas constituem na historiografia um gênero de fronteira.

  10. Representation and function of characters from Greek antiquity in Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice

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    B. Spies

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Lack of insight into Greek antiquity, more specifically the nature of classical tragedy and mythology, could be one reason for the negative reception of Benjamin Britten’s last opera Death in Venice. In the first place, this article considers Britten’s opera based on Thomas Mann’s novella as a manifestation of classical tragedy. Secondly, it is shown how mythological characters in Mann’s novella represent abstract ideas2 in Britten’s opera, thereby enhancing the dramatic impact of the opera considerably. On the one hand it is shown how the artist’s inner conflict manifests itself in a dialectic relationship between discipline and inspirat ion in Plato’s Phaedrus dialogue that forms the basis of Aschenbach’s monologue at the end of the opera. The conflict between Aschenbach’s rational consciousness and his irrational subconscious, on the other hand, is depicted by means of mythological figures, Apollo and Dionysus. Two focal points in the opera, namely the Games of Apollo at the end of Act 1 and the nightmare scene which forms the climax of the opera in Act 2, are used to illustrate the musical manifestation of this conflict.

  11. Beyond the Mohawk Warrior: Reinterpreting Benjamin West’s Evocations of American Indians

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    Julia A. Sienkewicz

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available This essay offers a reinterpretation of the narratives in John Galt’s 'The Life and Studies of Benjamin West' (1816 that introduce the artist’s encounters with, or evocations of, American Indians. This study grapples, in particular, with the iconic status of the narrative in which the young artist, newly arrived in Rome from the British Colony of Pennsylvania, is said to have exclaimed ‘My God, how like it is to a young Mohawk warrior!’ when he first encountered the 'Apollo Belvidere'. It questions whether West actually did liken the 'Apollo Belvidere ' to a Mohawk warrior in 1760, and instead resituates the narrative within concerns of transatlantic audience and international politics in 1816. Rather than the naïve exclamation of a provincial visitor to a European metropolis, this article contends that West’s remark, at least as retold within Galt’s narrative, was the calculated reflection of a cosmopolitan intellectual on matters of intercultural and transatlantic concern.

  12. Taktile Rezeption und lebensweltliche Umsicht. Film und Stadterfahrung bei Benjamin und Heidegger

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In his famous essay, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Walter Benjamin compares the daily experience of buildings with the perception of films. His comparison relies on the peculiar concept of “tactile reception“, he opposes to the optically oriented traditional attitude towards art. The concept encompasses two essential traits: on the one hand, it designates the fact that films do not require a contemplative, focused attention, but a habitual, distracted approach, similar to that by which we perceive buildings in our everyday life-world. On the other hand, Benjamin’sconcept points to a particular “chock-effect” produced by cinematic experience, through its constant change of perspectives and points of view. By this, it challenges precisely the same form of ambient perception required in numerous situations of our daily life in the modern city. The two determinations sketch out a unitary concept that shows obvious similarities to the phenomenological idea of a “life-worldly circumspection” (Umsicht, a specific manner of sight guiding everyday practical life.

  13. 基于灰色理论的奥运会奖牌预测%Prediction on Olympic Medals Based on Grey Theory

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    通过对近6届奥运会中国获奖牌数的建模分析,利用灰色理论预测了2012年伦敦奥运会中国将获得奖牌数为93或94枚.%This thesis makes a model for analysis only in respect of the medals which China won in the previous six Olympic Games, and predicts the medals which China will win in 2012 London Olympic Games based on gray theory. As a result, China will win 93 or 94 medals.

  14. The use of approaches the history of science in the teaching of Biology: A proposal to work the participation of scientist Rosalind Franklin in building the model of the DNA double helix

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    2016-01-01

    .... Therefore, an educational proposal was developed with the goal of working context of that episode emphasizing controversies in the history regarding the participation of scientist Rosalind Franklin...

  15. [Webometrics – on the occasion of the awarding of the Derek John de Solla Price Medal, 2015].

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    Schubert, András

    2015-09-06

    The most significant recognition in scientometrics, the Derek John de Solla Price Medal was awarded in 2015 to Mike Thelwall. Thelwall is a dominant personality in webometrics studying the internet presence of scientific research with quantitative methods. In this paper the emergence, standing and directions of webometrics are briefly reviewed.

  16. What Color Is Gold? Twenty-One Years of Same-Race Authors and Protagonists in the Newbery Medal.

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    1998-01-01

    Discusses the lack of minority representation of both authors and protagonists in the Newbery Medal books which are recognized as the most distinguished contributions to American children's literature. Topics include the subjectivity involved in deciding what book is distinguished enough for an award and older books that have racial stereotypes.…

  17. O USO DE ABORDAGENS DA HISTÓRIA DA CIÊNCIA NO ENSINO DE BIOLOGIA: UMA PROPOSTA PARA TRABALHAR A PARTICIPAÇÃO DA CIENTISTA ROSALIND FRANKLIN NA CONSTRUÇÃO DO MODELO DA DUPLA HÉLICE DO DNA/The use of approaches the history of science in the teaching of Biology: A proposal to work the participation of scientist Rosalind Franklin in building the model of the DNA double helix

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    Etiane Ortiz; Marcos Rodrigues da Silva

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    .... Therefore, an educational proposal was developed with the goal of working context of that episode emphasizing controversies in the history regarding the participation of scientist Rosalind Franklin...

  18. Notas sobre Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin e a Paris do Segundo Império: pontos de contato Notes on Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin and Second Empire Paris: affinity points

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de mostrar a originalidade crítica de Siegfried Kracauer diante da experiência da modernidade estética e de discutir as afinidades estético-teóricas de Kracauer e Benjamim ao analisar a Paris da segunda metade do século XIX, o Segundo Império, em particular, como fenômeno originário da sociedade de massas, da indústria cultural e do entretenimento e, sobretudo, do nazi-fascismo. Kracauer durante seu exílio parisiense (1933-41 escreveu uma "biografia da sociedade": Jacques Offenbach e a Paris de sua época (Jacques Offenbach und das Paris seiner Zeit. Obra inovadora pelo seu enfoque da história do presente e com pontos de contatos com a Obra das Passagens (Passagen-Werk ou Paris capital do século XIX de Walter Benjamin.I present Kracauer's original critical analysis of aesthetic modernity, and discuss the theoretical and aesthetic affinities between Kracauer and Walter Benjamin in their analyses of Paris during the second half of the Twentieth Century; the Second Empire as the original embodiment of mass society, with its cultural and entertaining industries; and, above all, the emergence of fascism and National Socialism. During his Parisian exile (1933-1941, Kracauer wrote a "social biography": Orpheus in Paris: Offenbach and the Paris of His Time (New York, 1938, an innovative work with many affinity points with Walter Benjamin's The Work of the Arcades, or Paris as the Capital of the XIXth Century.

  19. De Lessing a Benjamin: la otra Ilustración (Experiencia e individuo I

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    G.E. Lessing, con su lanzamiento de un espinosismo de corte leibníziano, intentó ofrecer a la Ilustración alemana un planteamiento que, desde el sentimiento y la historia, desde la tradición y la religiosidad, indicaba en continuidad caminos concretos de emancipación y de entendimiento universal. Tanto en sus obras teatrales (principalmente en Natán el Sabio como en sus breves escritos teóricos (en particular en la educación del género humano se plantea el tema de la transformación de las sociedades por la transformación de los individuos, basada en la experiencia propia de cada uno, que va convirtiendo verdades de la tradición y la religión en verdades de razón. Ya Lessing, que vio y calló, pero sobre todo Mendelssohn y Salomón Maimon entre otros, advirtieron que los presupuestos de la antropología kantiana imprimían a la vida e historia alemanas otra dirección -al dividir al hombre en intuición sensible y razón, y al fundamentar la Ética en la postulación abstracta. Gershom Scholem que, de los orígenes de la Alemania moderna supo recoger ese temblor de una predicción temprana, recibió en 1918 de manos del mismo Walter Benjamin uno de los escritos más lúcidos del s, XX por lo que hace a la crítica de la insuficiente Ilustración alemana «y tal vez de la europea en general». Tal insuficiencia se revelaba sobre todo en la estrechez del concepto kantiano de experiencia, que dejaba al individuo flotando en el vacío. Un individuo basado en una clase de certeza y seguridad indirectas y mediatas, quedaba expuesto a todos los peligros de interferencia y mecanización y acabaría privado de su capacidad de experiencia propia y por tanto de saber y de contar lo que «verdaderamente» le pasa. Sobre el programa de la filosofía futura es el esbozo donde Benjamin presenta los presupuestos de una emendatio experientiae como fundamento de una nueva teoría del conocimiento y de

  20. WALTER BENJAMIN Y GEORGES SOREL: ENTRE EL MITO DE LA HUELGA GENERAL Y UNA POLÍTICA DE MEDIOS PUROS

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    Full Text Available En su ensayo Para una crítica de la violencia, Walter Benjamin reivindica el fenómeno social de la huelga general revolucionaria teorizada por Georges Sorel en su obra Reflexiones sobre la violencia, como una figura ejemplar de lo que sería un “medio puro de la política”, al margen de cualquier forma legitimada de poder. En este marco, pocos comentadores contemporáneos advierten una discordancia conceptual entre ambos filósofos: para Sorel, la huelga revolucionaria es un mito social, mientras que el mito, categoría esencialmente negativa en Benjamin, describe la violencia que aprisiona la vida y que se traduce en una forma de poder político superior. En este artículo quisiéramos demostrar esta discordancia conceptual para examinar en seguida cómo ha sido comentada por otros pensadores contemporáneos. La filosofía de la historia, la posibilidad de una acción política ética y la temporalidad mesiánica aparecen en el horizonte teórico que emparenta a estos filósofos y por el cual podría descifrarse su impasse conceptual. Esto se confirma si se despliega la idea de un “medio puro de la política”, pista que Benjamin ofrece sin profundizar y sobre la cual reenvía al pensamiento de un filósofo poco explorado, Erich Unger. En la última parte de este artículo desarrollaremos las claves dadas por Unger, que entran justamente en sintonía con la mención de la huelga general como medio puro de la política.

  1. Antropologia e filosofia: estética e experiência em Clifford Geertz e Walter Benjamin

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    Relivaldo Pinho de Oliveira

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo estuda as concepções de estética e experiência de Clifford Geertz e Walter Benjamin como possibilidades argumentativas e metodológicas para pensar a realidade e suas formas estéticas. Utiliza-se para isso as discussões metodológicas de Geertz, especialmente a respeito do lugar da estética e de sua relação com os demais âmbitos do humano, que encetaram uma nova forma de concebê-los para a etnografia e antropologia de modo geral, e os estudos de Benjamin a respeito da estética como expressão fisionômica de uma época, de determinada realidade, especialmente os que se referem sobre a modernidade. Constata-se essa possibilidade a partir da observação de que a estética e a experiência, nos autores, são tomadas como dimensões da realidade que se relacionam, não de modo mecânico, e sim como âmbitos que atravessam a realidade, os artefatos estéticos, os discursos, e esses assim devem ser observados.This article study the conceptions of aesthetics and experience of Clifford Geertz and Walter Benjamin as argumentative and methodological possibilities for thinking reality and its aesthetic forms. Uses for this Geertz's methodological discussions, especially regarding the place of aesthetics and its relation to other spheres of the human, which has embarked on a new way of conceiving them to ethnography and anthropology in general, and studies Benjamin about the aesthetics and physiognomical expression of an era, a certain reality, especially those concerning about modernity. There is that possibility from the observation that the aesthetics and experience, in the authors, are taken as the dimensions of reality are related, not mechanically, but as areas that cross the reality, the aesthetic artifacts, the speeches, and so these must be observed.

  2. Benjamin-Ono-Burgers-MKdV Equation for Algebraic Rossby Solitary Waves in Stratified Fluids and Conservation Laws

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    Hongwei Yang

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    Full Text Available In the paper, by using multiple-scale method, the Benjamin-Ono-Burgers-MKdV (BO-B-MKdV equation is obtained which governs algebraic Rossby solitary waves in stratified fluids. This equation is first derived for Rossby waves. By analysis and calculation, some conservation laws are derived from the BO-B-MKdV equation without dissipation. The results show that the mass, momentum, energy, and velocity of the center of gravity of algebraic Rossby waves are conserved and the presence of a small dissipation destroys these conservations.

  3. The musical magic of ambiguity in Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice

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    2001-01-01

    This essay investigates the blurred musical significations in Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice, an opera based on Thomas Mann’s important novella Der Tod in Venedig. The discussion of multiple meanings links up with two categories of ambiguity as set out by William Empson in his Seven Types of Ambiguity, that is two or more meanings which do not agree among themselves, but combine to make clear a more complicated state of mind, and two opposite meanings that show a fundamental division in t...

  4. The Spanish Inquisition’s Attack on Liberalism. The Indictment against Benjamin Constant’s Principes de Politique

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    María Luisa SÁNCHEZ-MEJÍA

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available In 1816, after close examination, the Spanish Inquisition forbade Benjamin Constant’s Principes de Politique, the most representative work of liberal ideology of its day. A careful study of the official indictment shows that in the early 19th c. the concepts of natural law and of the general will introduced by the Enlightenment were still being countered with the same arguments which had been used in the preceding century. Nonetheless, the consequences for Spain of the French Revolution would force the Inquisition to face the challenges posed by liberalism in Europe.

  5. The Diegesis of Benjamin Button: A Method for Comparing Literature and Film (La diégesis de Benjamin Button: método para comparar literatura y cine

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    Joe Montenegro Bonilla

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This article proposes a specific structuralist methodology that may help organize the analysis of the relationship between literature and cinema. Through the instance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and David Fincher’s film adaptation of it, a focus on the comparable diegetic structures of a narrative cinematic text and the literary work on which it is based is offered, along with an exploration of the semiotic codes that support their comparative textual analyses. Este artículo propone una metodología estructuralista específica que posibilita organizar el estudio para analizar la relación entre la literatura y el cine. Utilizando como ejemplo el cuento de F. Scott Fitzgerald “El curioso caso de Benjamin Button” y su adaptación al cine de David Fincher, se ofrece un enfoque en las estructuras diegéticas comparables entre un texto cinematográfico narrativo y la obra literaria en la cual se basa; además de una exploración de los códigos semióticos que sustentan los análisis textuales comparados de ambos textos.

  6. W. Benjamin, Nietzsche y Sloterdijk; Psicopolítica, escatología de la 'promesa' y dialéctica del entusiasmo

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    The promise is the meeting place between past and future into the present. Benjamin felt as if the historical action of a class depends largely on the conception that it is in history, it also depends largely on the ability of this class has to pledge, as it thinks Sloterdijk, is the promise which communicate the most eminent human capabilities. This essay aims to reflect on the usefulness and harm of the dimensions of the promise into the philosophies of Benjamin and Sloterdijk for life.

  7. La dilemática relación historia-memoria: ¿Walter Benjamin como un filósofo memorialista?

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    2011-01-01

    En las últimas décadas la figura de Walter Benjamin ha sido extensamente recuperada desde muy diversos ámbitos, como la crítica literaria, la filosofía política, la estética, sólo por citar algunos. En este trabajo nos centraremos en su acercamiento a la filosofía de la historia, o mejor dicho, en problematizar lo que muchos de sus comentadores consideran ha sido el aporte benjaminiano a esta rama de la filosofía: nos referimos a la cuasi exclusiva visión de Benjamin como un autor memorialist...

  8. Ondokuzuncu yüzyılda Anadolu'da bir bitki toplayıcısı: Benjamin Balansa (1825-1891)

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    2011-01-01

    A plant collector in Anatolia in the 19th century: Benjamin Balansa (1825-1891) Asuman Baytop & Michèle Nicolas Benjamin Balansa (1825-1891) was a French traveler-naturalist attached to the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle at Paris. As a explorer botaniste, cultivator, interpriser, producer, he dedicated more than 40 years of his life to scientific travels far from his country. Between 1854 and 1866, he was in Anatolia where he herborized in the West, Central, South and ...

  9. Quality in the 21st century perspectives from ASQ Feigenbaum medal winners

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    This book is a compilation of perspectives provided by several winners of the ASQ Feigenbaum Medal, which is awarded each year to an individual under the age of 35 who has made a significant contribution to the field of Quality. As such, it serves as a valuable reference book in this area. It is primarily based on the medalists’ vision to "refresh" and "re-think" the quality concepts that have been used over the past century and the future development of the topic. Maximizing readers’ understanding of the ways in which Quality is created, it provides insights from pioneers in this field from around the globe and anticipates how and what Quality will be in the future, as well as how people and organizations can benefit from it today.

  10. La presencia de San Fernando en nuestra medallística

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available La Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando no solo es la escuela galénica más antigua de nuestro país, sino además es una de las pocas instituciones peruanas que pueden ufanarse de una existencia continua, que se aproxima al bicentenario. Durante una vida institucional tan dilatada, en un país como el Perú, con una rica y secular tradición en la confección de medallas, era de esperarse que algunos de sus principales acontecimientos hayan quedado perennizados por medio de ejemplares conmemorativos. Es gracias a la medallística, es decir, aquella rama de la numismática que estudia todo lo concerniente a las medallas, que podemos darlos a conocer a los peruanos en general, y a la comunidad sanfernandina en particular, a la par de perpetuarlos en estas páginas.

  11. Alvin C. Kraenzlein, DDS and Walter B. Tewksbury, DDS: Olympic medal winners.

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    2001-11-01

    As contemporaries, Alvin C. Kraenzlein, and Walter B. Tewksbury had a great deal in common. They were both outstanding athletic performers and each became an intercollegiate record holder in track and field. In 1898, the New York Times reported that the University of Pennsylvania "at present has the best college athletes in the world, its two particular stars being Kraenzlein and Tewksbury." As close friends and college roommates during their student years at the University of Pennsylvania College of Dentistry, these two young men graduated in close succession (Walter, 1899; Alvin, 1900). Between them, Alvin and Walter won nine Olympic medals in Paris in 1900. Ultimately, as dentists and athletes, they individually and corporately left indelible imprints on track and field for all time.

  12. Aberrations in the Body and in the Body Politic: The Eighteenth-Century Life of Benjamin Lay, Disabled Abolitionist

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    Nathaniel Smith Kogan

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    Full Text Available This article re-evaluates traditional interpretations and presentations of the (in-famous eighteenth century Quaker abolitionist, Benjamin Lay, by arguing that his physical disability provided the foundation for his advocacy to eliminate slaveholding amongst his fellow Friends. The article will first establish the historical context Benjamin Lay's life and transatlantic travels to explain the roots of his abolitionist advocacy. Then, this article will analyze Lay's radical abolitionism both within the context of eighteenth-century Quaker antislavery and through the lens of disability history. This methodological approach will reveal that Lay displayed a clear awareness of his non-conforming body and the ways that its marginalizing effects empowered him to radically challenge the Quaker slaveholding establishment. The article will then analyze Lay's All Slave-Keepers, Apostates and argue that Lay rhetorically constructed his own disability in this text through both a religious lens and through the emerging Enlightenment concept of human aberrance and hierarchy. Finally, the article will conclude by analyzing some of the earliest visual representations of Lay's strange body and contend that the context in which they were commissioned and circulated forged a positive connection between Lay's disability and his abolitionist accomplishments.

  13. UNTERWEGS-­‐‑SEIN IN EUROPA ZWISCHEN VERGANGENHEIT UND ZUKUNFT. BENJAMINS UND BOBROWSKIS „WANDERER“

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    Maria Behre

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    Full Text Available In his Denkbilder, the Jewish philosopher and homme de lettre Walter Benjamin describes scenes from European metropolises. He offers a glance at quite heterogeneous and freely chosen life styles of the turbulent nineteen-twenties to sketch a possible future for Europe. Today’s reader of the Denkbilder can hardly suppress the memory of a political and personal crisis, namely that of Benjamin’s flight across the Pyrenees, which ended in the Spanish harbour town Portbou. In the poem Der Wanderer, the writer Johannes Bobrowski, a resident of East Berlin, captures the life of a wanderer who depends on the hospitality of others, because he is either persecuted or his freely chosen lifestyle requires him to roam about. For both authors, travelling becomes a substitute for “Heimat” and also a way of life that represents the future of Europe. This forward-looking attitude is based on the experience of cataclysmic events that have been memorably expressed in highly literate apocalyptic images. The writer and graphic designer Christoph Meckel emphasizes how life rises out of ruins only to return to them, by embedding the lyrical process in Eastern European villages, thereby creating a country for which Bobrowski had chosen the mythological name “Sarmatia”, which stands for a messianic utopian vision shared by Benjamin and others.

  14. Dust emission at Franklin Lake Playa, Mojave Desert (USA): Response to meteorological and hydrologic changes 2005-2008

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    Reynolds, Richard L.; Bogle, Rian C.; Vogel, John; Goldstein, Harland; Yount, James

    2009-01-01

    Playa type, size, and setting; playa hydrology; and surface-sediment characteristics are important controls on the type and amount of atmospheric dust emitted from playas. Soft, evaporite-rich sediment develops on the surfaces of some Mojave Desert (USA) playas (wet playas), where the water table is shallow (development of soft surfaces with thin, newly formed crusts that are vulnerable to wind erosion and (or) the production of loose aggregates of evaporite minerals that are quickly removed by even moderate winds. Dust loading may also increase when relatively high regional precipitation leads to decreasing depth to the water table, thereby increasing rates of vapor discharge, development of evaporite minerals, and temporary softening of playa surfaces. The seasonality of wind strength was not a major factor in dust-storm frequency at the playa. The lack of major dust emissions related to flood-derived sediment at Franklin Lake playa contrasts with some dry-lake systems elsewhere that may produce large amounts of dust from flood sediments. Flood sediments do not commonly accumulate on the surface of Franklin Lake playa because through-going drainage prevents frequent inundation and deposition of widespread flood sediment.

  15. Influence of frontal cyclones evolution on the 2009 (Ekman and 2010 (Franklin Loop Current Eddy detachment events

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The anticyclonic Loop Current Eddy (LCE shedding events are strongly associated with the evolution of Loop Current Frontal Eddies (LCFEs over the eastern Gulf of Mexico (GoM. A numerical simulation, in tandem with in situ measurements and satellite data, was used to investigate the Loop Current (LC evolution and the surrounding LCFEs formation, structure, growth and migration during the Eddy Ekman and Eddy Franklin shedding events in the summers of 2009 and 2010, respectively. During both events, Northern GoM LCFEs appeared vertically coherent to at least 1500 m in temperature observations. They propagated towards the base of the LC where, together with the migration of Campeche Bank eddies from south of the LC, contributed to its "necking down". Growth of Campeche Bank LCFEs involved in Eddy Franklin was partially attributed to Campeche Bank waters following upwelling events. Slope processes associated with such upwelling include offshore exports of high positive vorticity that may trigger cyclone formation and growth. The advection and growth of LCFEs, originating from the northern and southern GoM, and their interaction with the LC over the LCE detachment area favor shedding conditions and may lead to the final separation of the LCE.

  16. Benjamin's artistic view from the concept of Benjamin's"aura"%从本雅明的“光韵”概念看本雅明的艺术观

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    陈政

    2014-01-01

    In the article of"art in the age of mechanical reproduction", Walter Benjamin put forward the"aura"concept, in order to explain the important characteristic of traditional art, and art characteristic with the age of mechanical reproduction is very fruitful distinction. In the artistic conception of Walter Benjamin, although the traditional self-discipline art, the authenticity, sanctity and authority, and art in the age of mechanical reproduction is instantaneous, lack of depth, but he did not on the technology era of art were all negative, in fact, the main representative figures in the Frankfurt school, Walter Benjamin was the positive scholar in the development of art since the age of mechanical reproduction, he affirm to the movie art, has the important enlightenment for us to look at modern art, has an important value for us to re-examine the social critical theory.%在《机械复制时代的艺术》一文中,本雅明提出了“光晕”概念,用以说明传统艺术的重要特征,并同机械复制时代的艺术特征进行了卓有成效的区分。在本雅明的艺术观念里,虽然传统自律艺术具有本真性、独一无二性、神圣性和权威性,而机械复制时代的艺术大多是瞬间的、缺乏深度的,但他并没有对技术时代的艺术进行一概否定,实际上,在法兰克福学派的主要代表人物中,本雅明是少有的对机械复制时代以来的艺术发展持肯定态度的学者,他对电影等艺术的肯定,对我们全面看待现代艺术具有重要启示,对我们重新审视社会批判理论也具有重要价值。

  17. Athletes with the Most Olympic Gold Medals in History%“奥”林霸主英雄榜

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    2012-01-01

    The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are approaching, taking place in London for a third time. Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, the heroes and biggest stars of the Olympic games in Beijing, will be making a return to defend their medals, with Phelps aiming to keep his legend and record for golds going, while Bolt will try to do the unthinkable and actually break his un-human like records. But Bolt has a long way to go before he enters the list of most decorated Olympians, with 3 gold medals to his name so far. The following is the list of most successful Olympic athletes in terms of gold medals.%何谓“奥”林英雄?院黑马之势,大杀各方,勇夺金牌,笑傲群雄。何谓“奥”林霸主?雄踞一方,岿然不动,领奖领到腿抽筋,数金牌数到手软。当英雄不易,成为霸主更是难上加难,可还是有些人天纵奇才、勤学苦练,所得奖牌数让人可望而不可即。现在就随本文一起盘点—下历史上夺金最多的五大“奥”林霸主吧!

  18. Detection of land-use and land cover changes in Franklin, Gulf, and Liberty Counties, Florida, with multitemporal landsat thematic mapper images

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    Shufen Pan; Guiying Li

    2007-01-01

    Florida Panhandle region has been experiencing rapid land transformation in the recent decades. To quantify land use and land-cover (LULC) changes and other landscape changes in this area, three counties including Franklin, Liberty and Gulf were taken as a case study and an unsupervised classification approach implemented to Landsat TM images acquired from 1985 to 2005...

  19. Para una lectura crítica de Hacia la crítica de la violencia de Walter Benjamin: Schmitt, Kafka, Agamben

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    Maura Zorita, Eduardo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to assess in a critical fashion the way Giorgio Agamben reads Walter Benjamin’s essay on violence. I will particularly focus on the way Agamben relates this essay to other works by Carl Schmitt and Franz Kafka. Given his effort to steer Benjamin towards the concepts of «mere life» and certain qualities of the homo sacer, I will try to relocate Benjamin where his political essay belongs and, at the same time, re-read Agamben at his strongest points, but also at his weakest.

    El propósito de este artículo es evaluar críticamente la lectura de Giorgio Agamben del ensayo sobre la violencia de Walter Benjamin, muy particularmente en sus relaciones con otras obras relevantes de Franz Kafka y Carl Schmitt. A partir del intento de Agamben de derivar la «nuda vida» y ciertas determinaciones de su homo sacer del texto de Benjamin, buscaré situar la crítica de la violencia en el lugar que le corresponde, así como repensar la propia obra de Agamben, tan valiosa en algunos puntos como discutible en otros.

  20. New (G′/G-expansion method and its application to the Zakharov-Kuznetsov–Benjamin-Bona-Mahony (ZK–BBM equation

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    Muhammad Shakeel

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available In this article, new (G′/G-expansion method is used to look for the traveling wave solutions of nonlinear evolution equations and abundant traveling wave solutions to the Zakharov-Kuznetsov–Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation are constructed. The performance of the method is reliable, useful and gives more new general exact solutions than the existing methods.

  1. Reseña de Marmaridou, s. (2000 Pragmatic meaning and Cognition (Pragmatics and Beyond New Series, Amsterdam/ Philadelphia, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

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    José María García Núñez

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Se trata de una reseña sobre Marmaridou, s. (2000 Pragmatic meaning and Cognition Pragmatics and Beyond New Series, Amsterdam/ Philadelphia, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

  2. Activated MDEA, a solvent with performance modulation possibilities. The decarbonation of Elgin-Franklin gases; La MDEA activee, un solvant aux performances modulables. La decarbonatation des gaz de Elgin-Franklin

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    2000-07-01

    This article presents first, the basic characteristics of the activated MDEA, an industrial solvent which accelerates the reaction of gaseous CO{sub 2} with the tertiary amine in decarbonation processes. The absorption rate of CO{sub 2} can be modulated using different types of activators with different concentrations. This property is used for the optimization of the decarbonation process at the Elgin-Franklin field (Central Graben, North Sea). This site is characterized by strong site constraints: various crude gas compositions, strict specifications of the processed gas, and possible strong and fast composition changes of the crude gas. The article presents the design of the process, the adjustment of the CO{sub 2} control unit and its automation, and stresses on the interest of a dynamic simulation tool for the absorber. (J.S.)

  3. Entrevista com Benjamin T. Smith: a publicação de Dictablanda: politics, work and culture (1938-1968 e outras questões * Interview with Benjamin T. Smith: the published Dictablanda...

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Benjamin T. Smith é Professor Associado em História da América Latina na Universidade de Warwick, Reino Unido e, sobretudo, historiador e analista das políticas culturais do Estado mexicano no período do pós-revolução.No livro Pistoleros and popular moviments: the politics of state formation in postrevolutionary Oaxaca (2009, Benjamin Smith analisa a diversidade das políticas socioculturais do período pós-revolucionário. Por essa mesma razão, reflete algumas questões interessantes dos idos de 1920 a 1950, como, por exemplo, as características peculiares dos líderes locais e regionais, o surgimento e estabelecimento do movimento feminista, a violência exacerbada do governo e a reforma agrária.No mês de Março de 2014, Smith publicou, em coautoria com Paul Gillingham (Universidade da Pensilvânia, EUA, mais uma importante reflexão sobre esse tema. Dictablanda: politics, work and culture, 1938-1968 (2014 oferece uma nova perspectiva: a “dita-branda”; ou seja, os autores afirmam que o regime priista mexicano foi, em verdade,  uma ditadura de autoritarismo demasiado brando.Esta entrevista ocorreu durante a manhã do dia 28 de Abril de 2014, no Humanities Building (o prédio administrativo das Ciências Humanas da Universidade de Warwick, em Coventry, Reino Unido.

  4. On the importance of debate in (geo-)scientific research (Arthur Holmes Medal Lecture)

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    2012-04-01

    It is of course a great honor to receive the Holmes medal from EGU. As past (founding) treasurer and later president of EUG, the medal carries special significance for me. It may be a good time to look back on the scientific path I have followed, pursuing research in the geosciences, with outstanding support from a number of family members (foremost my wife Michèle), mentors, colleagues and students. Chance, not planning, led me to attend a French school that trained mining engineers, then a US University that made me fall in love with geophysics and plate tectonics at a time when this scientific revolution was still going on, and finally the marvelous Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), where I have spent the rest of my career to this day. To pursue on this path, I selected the rather separate fields of paleomagnetism (then linked to geology) and geomagnetism (then linked to physics). I have devoted much of my time to make sure that the two specialties would closely interact, including in the structure of our groups at IPGP. Geo- and paleo-magnetism have turned out (in a way reminiscent of geochemistry) to be powerful tools to explore a broad range of exciting scientific questions. Equipped with them, I have had the pleasure and good fortune to navigate from the discovery of geomagnetic secular variation impulses (with Jean-Louis Le Mouël), now inelegantly called "geomagnetic jerks", to that of propagating rifting of continents in the Afar depression, to fascinating work on the India-Asia collision in the Tibetan plateau and the Cenozoic paleogeography of the Indian ocean bordering continents, to the reconstruction of synthetic apparent polar wander paths for major continental masses (with Jean Besse) that have been widely used, to the understanding of the significance of the volume, age and short duration of massive flood basalt volcanism in the Deccan traps of India and their potential link to the biological mass extinction at the Cretaceous

  5. Theories of translation and modernity's anguished counter points: José María Arguedas and Walter Benjamin

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    Joshua Price

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In order to illuminate some of the basic terms of translation theory, I explore two essays, José María Arguedas' "The Anguish of the Mestizo" and Walter Benjamin's "The Task of the Translator." I argue that the terms of translation theory can be changed by paying attention to the ‘replies' to European modernity made from outside of Europe, especially those replies that come as theory from the colonized, in this case in the form of Arguedas' work. In the conclusion, I juxtapose Arguedas' work on Quechua and Spanish to explore aspects of translation and linguistic invention at another point of domination: in this case, African-American English as described by James Baldwin. Through that, we can measure the potential of a network of histories constructed from Europe's others.

  6. Pb distribution in bones from the Franklin expedition: synchrotron X-ray fluorescence and laser ablation/mass spectroscopy

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    Martin, Ronald Richard; Naftel, Steven; Macfie, Sheila; Jones, Keith; Nelson, Andrew [The University of Western Ontario, London, ON (Canada)

    2013-04-15

    Synchrotron micro-X-ray Fluorescence has been used to map the metal distribution in selected bone fragments representative of remains associated with the Franklin expedition. In addition, laser ablation mass spectroscopy using a 25 {mu}m diameter circular spot was employed to compare the Pb isotope distributions in small regions within the bone fragments. The X-ray Fluorescence mapping shows Pb to be widely distributed in the bone while the Pb isotope ratios obtained by laser ablation within small areas representative of bone with different Pb exchange rates do not show statistically significant differences. These results are inconsistent with the hypothesis that faulty solder seals in tinned meat were the principle source of Pb in the remains of the expedition personnel. (orig.)

  7. MeSH--a unique partnership. An interview with Eugene E. Loubier, President, Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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    1984-10-01

    HCSM's interview this month is with Eugene E. Loubier, FACHA, President of Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Massachusetts. This 162-bed facility is the first to start formally a MeSH plan, a unique medical staff/hospital joint venture or partnership. Through MeSH, the hospital and its medical staff have created a new corporation, equally owned by the hospital and the medical staff members participating in the MeSH. This corporation is responsible for areas where the economic interests of the physicians and the hospitals overlap. Instead of each party independently pursuing economic opportunities that might impact the other party, the MeSH can, as a whole, undertake the venture.

  8. Are Macro variables good predictors? A prediction based on the number of total medals acquired

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    Shahram Shafiee

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A large amount of effort is spent on forecasting the outcome of sporting events. Moreover, there are large quantities of data regarding the outcomes of sporting events and the factors which are assumed to contribute to those outcomes. In this paper we tried to predict the success of nations at the Asian Games through macro-economic, political, social and cultural variables. we used the information of variables include urban population, Education Expenditures, Age Structure, GDP Real Growth Rate, GDP Per Capita, Unemployment Rate, Population, Inflation Average, current account balance, life expectancy at birth and Merchandise Trade for all of the participating countries in Asian Games from 1970 to 2006 in order to build the model and then this model was tested by the information of variables in 2010. The prediction is based on the number of total medals acquired each country. In this research we used WEKA software that is a popular suite of machine learning software written in Java. The value of correlation coefficient between the predicted and original ranks is 90.42%. Neural Network Model, between 28 countries mentioned, predicts their ranks according to the maximum difference between predicted and original ranks of 19 countries (67.85% is 3, the maximum difference between predicted and original ranks of 8 countries (28.57% is between 4 to 6 and the difference between predicted and original ranks of 1 countries (3.57% is more than 6.

  9. Universality, limits and predictability of gold-medal performances at the olympic games.

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    Radicchi, Filippo

    2012-01-01

    Inspired by the Games held in ancient Greece, modern Olympics represent the world's largest pageant of athletic skill and competitive spirit. Performances of athletes at the Olympic Games mirror, since 1896, human potentialities in sports, and thus provide an optimal source of information for studying the evolution of sport achievements and predicting the limits that athletes can reach. Unfortunately, the models introduced so far for the description of athlete performances at the Olympics are either sophisticated or unrealistic, and more importantly, do not provide a unified theory for sport performances. Here, we address this issue by showing that relative performance improvements of medal winners at the Olympics are normally distributed, implying that the evolution of performance values can be described in good approximation as an exponential approach to an a priori unknown limiting performance value. This law holds for all specialties in athletics-including running, jumping, and throwing-and swimming. We present a self-consistent method, based on normality hypothesis testing, able to predict limiting performance values in all specialties. We further quantify the most likely years in which athletes will breach challenging performance walls in running, jumping, throwing, and swimming events, as well as the probability that new world records will be established at the next edition of the Olympic Games.

  10. Universality, limits and predictability of gold-medal performances at the olympic games.

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    Filippo Radicchi

    Full Text Available Inspired by the Games held in ancient Greece, modern Olympics represent the world's largest pageant of athletic skill and competitive spirit. Performances of athletes at the Olympic Games mirror, since 1896, human potentialities in sports, and thus provide an optimal source of information for studying the evolution of sport achievements and predicting the limits that athletes can reach. Unfortunately, the models introduced so far for the description of athlete performances at the Olympics are either sophisticated or unrealistic, and more importantly, do not provide a unified theory for sport performances. Here, we address this issue by showing that relative performance improvements of medal winners at the Olympics are normally distributed, implying that the evolution of performance values can be described in good approximation as an exponential approach to an a priori unknown limiting performance value. This law holds for all specialties in athletics-including running, jumping, and throwing-and swimming. We present a self-consistent method, based on normality hypothesis testing, able to predict limiting performance values in all specialties. We further quantify the most likely years in which athletes will breach challenging performance walls in running, jumping, throwing, and swimming events, as well as the probability that new world records will be established at the next edition of the Olympic Games.

  11. Temperature, salinity and other variables collected from discrete sample and profile observations using CTD, bottle and other instruments from FRANKLIN in the Indian Ocean from 1996-05-07 to 1996-05-31 (NCEI Accession 0143942)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0143942 includes discrete sample and profile data collected from FRANKLIN in the Indian Ocean from 1996-05-07 to 1996-05-31. These data include...

  12. Temperature, salinity and other variables collected from discrete sample and profile observations using CTD, bottle and other instruments from FRANKLIN in the Indian Ocean from 1995-09-13 to 1995-10-14 (NCEI Accession 0143397)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0143397 includes discrete sample and profile data collected from FRANKLIN in the Indian Ocean from 1995-09-13 to 1995-10-14 and retrieved during...

  13. Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and satellite stations Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge, Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin Island National Wildlife Refuge, Pond Island National Wildlife [Refuge]: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1991

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Petit Manan NWR, Cross Island NWR, Seal Island NWR, Franklin Island NWR, and Pond Island NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during...

  14. Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and satellite stations Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge, Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin Island National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1988

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Petit Manan NWR, Cross Island NWR, Seal Island NWR, and Franklin Island NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1988 calendar...

  15. Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and satellite stations Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge, Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin Island National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1989

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Petit Manan NWR, Cross Island NWR, Seal Island NWR, and Franklin Island NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1989 calendar...

  16. Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and satellite stations Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge, Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin Island National Wildlife Refuge, Pond Island National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1997

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Petit Manan NWR, Cross Island NWR, Seal Island NWR, Franklin Island NWR, and Pond Island NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during...

  17. Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and satellite stations Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge, Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin Island National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1990

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Petit Manan NWR, Cross Island NWR, Seal Island NWR, and Franklin Island NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1990 calendar...

  18. Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and satellite stations Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge, Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin Island National Wildlife Refuge, Pond Island National Wildlife [Refuge]: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1991

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Petit Manan NWR, Cross Island NWR, Seal Island NWR, Franklin Island NWR, and Pond Island NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during...

  19. Ángeles en el abismo. Las imágenes dialécticas de Walter Benjamin y José Revueltas

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    2010-01-01

    “Ángeles en el abismo. Las imágenes dialécticas de Walter Benjamin y José Revueltas” plantea paratopías textuales y existenciales en ambos autores. El hilo conductor es el concepto de “imagen dialéctica” de Benjamin y de “realismo dialéctico” de Revueltas. El objetivo principal del artículo es realizar una exploración de ambos autores en el terreno común de la filosofía, la historia y la literatura, enmarcando problemas concretos en torno a la teología y el marxismo como fuentes de inspiració...

  20. Pensando el presente y soñando el pasado: la política y la historia en el proyecto de los pasajes de Walter Benjamin

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    Alex Betancourt Serrano

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo explora las propuestas políticas e históricas de Walter Benjamin que surgen de su Llibro de los pasajes. Se esboza la crítica de Benjamin al historicismo y se presenta su propuesta de interpretación histórica como un sueño para tener en cuenta la relación dialéctica entre el pasado y las posibilidades políticas del presente. Se argumenta que el elemento de urgencia, que implica la visión benjaminiana, adscrita a un ethos democrático, nos provee una propuesta y una visión progresistas de lo político sin caer en teleologías historicistas.