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  1. Synchro-cyclotron

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    1972-01-01

    The electromagnetic coil which forms the first section of the proton extraction channel in the improved synchro-cyclotron. The photograph shows the positioning gear and the current septum. An extraction efficiency above 50% is expected.

  2. <600> MeV synchro-cyclotron

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    1971-01-01

    One of the 14 pancakes of the new magnet coils for the 600 MeV synchro-cyclotron which were wound and coated with epoxy resin on the CERN site. These new coils will replace the present ones which have been in use for more than 14 years but are now showing signs of deteriorations.

  3. The Synchrocyclotron (SC) in building 300

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    Maximilien Brice

    2012-01-01

    The red magnet of CERN's first accelerator, the Synchrocyclotron (SC), has occupied a large part of Hall 300 since it was installed in the late 1950s. The remaining part of the 300-square-metre building has been used as a storage room since the accelerator was shut down in 1990. Now a public exhibition will breathe new life into the hall.

  4. Chicago, Chicago ...

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    Smith, Joseph V.; Nobles, Laurence H.

    In Eos (June 22, p. 547), The University of Chicago is described as a large municipal university. It is actually a private university with about 2600 undergraduates in a liberal arts college and 5000 graduates in divisions and graduate schools. Its campus and ethos are similar to those of Johns Hopkins University. Most of the faculty and students of The University of Chicago live in Hyde Park, within walking distance of the university, in distinction to the commuting faculty and students of many large municipal universities.

  5. CAMAC modules developed for investigations on the synchrocyclotron. No. 6

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    Specifications and block diagrams for 12 new CAMAC modules are presented. These modules are developed for investigations on the synchrocyclotron and include multiplexer of analogue signals, two charge-to-digital converters paper tape reader interface, teletype interface, input/output register, butter memory, EPROM programmer, manual input register, binary scaler and module for single address block reader, voltage control block

  6. Digital blocks in Camac standard for synchrocyclotron investigations

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    Described are brief characteristics and block diagrams of the following 12 blocks in the CAMAC standard designed for experiments on a synchrocyclotron: output register, digital printout, frame controller, logic signal commutator, controlled delay, binary counters of 4 types, exposure-set counter, decimal counter with full indication and L signal grader

  7. Pick-up sensors of JINR synchrocyclotron beam

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    On-line system for JINR synhrocyclotron beam monitoring on the basis of pick-up sensors is described. The system is intended for measuring the beam charge density and average current, vertical position of the beam and the mean energy gain per turn in radius range between sensors. Five pairs of sensors are placed at different radii. These are fragments of strip lines. The sensors are positioned symmetrically to the accelerator midplane. The measurements were performed when the beam is on the sensor radius. To obtain a signal form its stroboscopic transformation is used with subsequent storage and processing on computer. Ratios for determining the beam parameters are given. The following precisions are obtained at measuring on the synchrocyclotron: for beam charge density - about 10%, for beam position ±1.5 mm, for average energy gain per turn - about 2%

  8. Characteristics of the detection system of the Orsay Synchrocyclotron achromatic channel: study and determination

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    Once the multiwire proportional chamber working principle studied it is shown that the avalanche must not necessary surround the anode wire. Geometrical characteristics of the MWPC used behind the 'Montpellier' spectrometer of the IPN synchrocyclotron, are determined from an evaluation of the induced charges on the cathode and anode wires

  9. On-line control system for the LIYaF AN SSSR synchrocyclotron beamlines

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    During a number of years works on proton beamline reconstruction are conducted at the LIYaF synchrocyclotron. The reconstruction is aimed at on-line beam transport to the target. Resulting from the presented peculiarity analysis a traditional (for the system development period) structure of an on-line control system with a two-level hierarchy-the SM computer at the higher level and the ''Elektronika-60'' type computer-at the lower one, and the star-like configuration of the lower level computer connection to the higher one was accepted. Currently the following lower level subsystems are realized: a control subsystem for current stabilization in magnetic elements, beam shape measurement subsystem, collimator control subsystem, target device control subsystem. Radiation monitoring and magnetic measurement subsystems are being commissioned. Main trends in the further developing and increasing the system efficiency are enumerated

  10. Measurement of spectra of high-energy protons generated in the shielding of a 680 MeV synchrocyclotron

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    Until very recently, no experimental information on spectra of high-energy protons generated in the shielding of accelerators has been available in the literature. Such information is necessary not only to establish the degree of radiation risk due to this field component, but also to check the methods of calculating the shielding and determining the degree of adequacy of the readings of dosimeters to the equivalent dose in the radiation fields behind the shielding of accelerators. The spectra of protons escaping from the shielding of the synchrocyclotron of the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, were measured along the normal to the shielding with a spectrometer constructed for proton spectra between 55 and 500 MeV. The measured spectra of protons emitted from shielding of the 680 MeV synchrocyclotron are presented

  11. Neutron flux density and secondary-particle energy spectra at the 184-inch synchrocyclotron medical facility

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    Helium ions, with an energy of 920 MeV, produced by the 184-inch synchrocyclotron of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory are now being used in a pilot series to determine their efficacy in the treatment of tumors of large volume. The techniques for production of the large uniform radiation fields required for these treatments involve the use of beam-limiting collimators and energy degraders. Interaction of the primary beam with these beam components produces secondary charged particles and neutrons. The sources of neutron production in the beam transport system of the alpha-particle beam have been identified and their magnitudes have been determined. Measurements with activation detectors and pulse counters of differing energy responses have been used to determine secondary particle spectra at various locations on the patient table. These spectra are compared to a calculation of neutron production based on best estimates derived from published cross sections. Agreement between the calculated spectra and those derived from experimental measurements is obtained (at the 10 to 20% level) when the presence of charged particles is taken into account. The adsorbed dose in soft tissue is not very sensitive to the shape of the incident neutron energy spectrum, and the values obtained from unfolding the experimental measurements agree with the values obtained from the calculated spectra within the estimated uncertainty of +-25%. These values are about 3 x 10-3 rad on the beam axis and about 1 x 10-3 rad at 20 cm or more from the beam axis, per rad deposited by the incident alpha-particle beam. Estimates of upper limit dose to the lens of the eye and red bone marrow are approximately 10 rad and approximately 1 rad, respectively, for a typical treatment plan. The absorbed dose to the lens of the eye is thus well below the threshold value for cataractogenesis estimated for fission neutrons. An upper limit for the risk of leukemia is estimated to be approximately 0.04%

  12. 1000 MeV Proton beam therapy facility at Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute Synchrocyclotron

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    Abrosimov, N. K.; Gavrikov, Yu A.; Ivanov, E. M.; Karlin, D. L.; Khanzadeev, A. V.; Yalynych, N. N.; Riabov, G. A.; Seliverstov, D. M.; Vinogradov, V. M.

    2006-05-01

    Since 1975 proton beam of PNPI synchrocyclotron with fixed energy of 1000 MeV is used for the stereotaxic proton therapy of different head brain diseases. 1300 patients have been treated during this time. The advantage of high energy beam (1000 MeV) is low scattering of protons in the irradiated tissue. This factor allows to form the dose field with high edge gradients (20%/mm) that is especially important for the irradiation of the intra-cranium targets placed in immediate proximity to the life critical parts of the brain. Fixation of the 6 0mm diameter proton beam at the isodose centre with accuracy of ±1.0 mm, two-dimensional rotation technique of the irradiation provide a very high ratio of the dose in the irradiation zone to the dose at the object's surface equal to 200:1. The absorbed doses are: 120-150 Gy for normal hypophysis, 100-120 Gy for pituitary adenomas and 40-70 Gy for arterio-venous malformation at the rate of absorbed dose up to 50 Gy/min. In the paper the dynamics and the efficiency of 1000 MeV proton therapy treatment of the brain deceases are given. At present time the feasibility study is in progress with the goal to create a proton therapy on Bragg peak by means of the moderation of 1000 MeV proton beam in the absorber down to 200 MeV, energy required for radiotherapy of deep seated tumors.

  13. 1000 MeV Proton beam therapy facility at Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute Synchrocyclotron

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    Abrosimov, N K [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300 Gatchina (Russian Federation); Gavrikov, Yu A [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300 Gatchina (Russian Federation); Ivanov, E M [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300 Gatchina (Russian Federation); Karlin, D L [Central Research Institute of Roentgenology and Radiology, 197758, St.Petersburg (Russian Federation); Khanzadeev, A V [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300 Gatchina (Russian Federation); Yalynych, N N [Central Research Institute of Roentgenology and Radiology, 197758, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Riabov, G A [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300 Gatchina (Russian Federation); Seliverstov, D M [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300 Gatchina (Russian Federation); Vinogradov, V M [Central Research Institute of Roentgenology and Radiology, 197758, St.Petersburg (Russian Federation)

    2006-05-15

    Since 1975 proton beam of PNPI synchrocyclotron with fixed energy of 1000 MeV is used for the stereotaxic proton therapy of different head brain diseases. 1300 patients have been treated during this time. The advantage of high energy beam (1000 MeV) is low scattering of protons in the irradiated tissue. This factor allows to form the dose field with high edge gradients (20%/mm) that is especially important for the irradiation of the intra-cranium targets placed in immediate proximity to the life critical parts of the brain. Fixation of the 6 0mm diameter proton beam at the isodose centre with accuracy of {+-}1.0 mm, two-dimensional rotation technique of the irradiation provide a very high ratio of the dose in the irradiation zone to the dose at the object's surface equal to 200:1. The absorbed doses are: 120-150 Gy for normal hypophysis, 100-120 Gy for pituitary adenomas and 40-70 Gy for arterio-venous malformation at the rate of absorbed dose up to 50 Gy/min. In the paper the dynamics and the efficiency of 1000 MeV proton therapy treatment of the brain deceases are given. At present time the feasibility study is in progress with the goal to create a proton therapy on Bragg peak by means of the moderation of 1000 MeV proton beam in the absorber down to 200 MeV, energy required for radiotherapy of deep seated tumors.

  14. Brief overview of the creation of the synchrocyclotron at the hydrotechnical laboratory of the USSR Academy of Sciences and first results of physical studies: Review of archival documents

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    Kiselev, G. V.; Rusakovich, N. A.

    2012-07-01

    A review of the archive's documents on the main stages of the creation of the synchrocyclotron at the Hydrotechnical Laboratory (now known as the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems) is presented. The review is based on minutes of the Special Committee and Scientific and Technical Council (NTS), which belongs to the First Chief Directorate (PGU) concerning the era of the Soviet atomic project (1945-1953). The analysis of these minutes has enabled us to prepare a chronicle of events that deal with the creation of the synchrocyclotron, as well as the discussion of the project and its place of construction, the research and development program, and so on. The minutes of two NTS meetings dated May 5 and 12, 1952 are devoted to discussing the results the research and development program in 1950-1951. The minutes of NTS meetings have not been published previously.

  15. Chicago arhitektuuribiennaal / Eve Komp

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    Komp, Eve, 1982-

    2015-01-01

    Chicagos esimest korda korraldatud arhitektuuribiennaali nimi oli "The State of the Art of Architecture", mis toimus 03. oktoober 2015.a. - 03. jaanuar 2016.a. Biennaali eesmärk oli pakkuda rahvusvahelist arhitektuurisündmust kohalikule arhitektuurikogukonnale.

  16. "Perestroika" in Chicago's Schools.

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    Ayers, William

    1991-01-01

    In a sense, school reform is Chicago's "perestroika." As in Europe, an authoritarian, survivalist bureaucracy has collapsed, and a radical democracy is proposed as the solution to years of paralysis and backwardness. Unfortunately, the inexperienced Local School Councils lack vision and often promulgate commonplace solutions. Insistence on parent…

  17. The Chicago Climate Exchange

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    About the organization and activities of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). According to the author the CCX is the world's first and North America's only voluntary, legally binding integrated greenhouse gas reduction and trading system for all 6 GHG emission sources, with offset projects in North America and worldwide

  18. Russell Donnelly at Chicago

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    Kadanoff, Leo

    2015-11-01

    The period (1956-1965) in which Russ served as a faculty member at Chicago was one in which he set the main topics that occupied his subsequent professional life. These included the few-degree Helium work that formed the low temperature physics of that period. This work included studies of motion of vortex lines and ions in Helium. During that period, he had seven doctoral students mostly devoted in work in these areas. In addition he served as a good citizen of both his department and his field of science, by publishing a book on ``Experimental Superfluidity'' based on course lecture notes and also serving as an editor of a conference volume on ``Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics.'' Because of the University of Chicago's nepotism rules, Russ's wife could not follow her academic interests here. They both left for the University of Oregon.

  19. Chicago-metoden

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    Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter

    2010-01-01

    I filmen »De Uovervindelige« om politiets kamp mod Al Capones mafia forklarer politimanden Malone, hvad der er byens modus vivendi: »De trækker en kniv - du trækker en pistol. Han sender en af dine på hospitalet - du sender en af hans til lighuset. Dét er Chicago-metoden«. - Præsident Obama og hans...

  20. Chicago exploration days

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    Single heavy atoms supported on thin carbon film were first imaged by Crewe, Wall and Langmore with their dark-field STEM. This glimpse into a hitherto invisible world we owe undeniably to Crewe's vision and determination, and to his gift to electrify, engage and encourage talented students. Since this successful event happened during my sabbatical stay in Crewe's group, the editors of this memorial volume asked me to write an account of its early history, which I gladly composed mostly from memory. The circumstances that led to my collaboration with Albert Crew in Chicago are reviewed, and the main project that we jointly embarked on the Chicago 1 MeV STEM is described. It is shown that the project was nearing completion and would have likely been successful, had funding been continued. The paper concludes with a tribute to Albert I wrote many years ago. -- Highlights: ►► Reasons and motivations for Crewe's interest in electron microscopy are reviewed. ► Reasons and motivations for Crewe's interest in electron microscopy are reviewed. ► Early theoretical work on STEM imaging is summarized. The design of the Chicago 1 MeV Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope is described. ► Construction details are illustrated. Reasons for the project not reaching a successful conclusion are given. ► Tribute is paid to Albert Crewe.

  1. Chicago particle accelerator conference

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    Naturally, emphasis at the Particle Accelerator Conference in Chicago in March was on work in the US, just as the newly instituted European Particle Accelerator Conference places emphasis on work in the 'old continent'. All will come together at the international conference in Japan in August. The proposed US Superconducting Supercollider (SSC) was highlighted in the opening talk at Chicago. Progress on this inchoate project to explore the TeV (1000 GeV) energy region by colliding 20 TeV proton beams was reported by the recently-appointed Director of the SSC Laboratory, Roy Schwitters. He reviewed the physics challenges and described progress and plans towards full authorization of construction.This year, the SSC conceptual design will be transformed into a 'site specific' report, now that the location at Waxahachie in Ellis County, Texas, has been selected. The Central Design Group, based in Berkeley for the past few years, will soon move to the Waxahachie region. The top management structure is taking shape and an International Advisory Committee is being formed

  2. 33 CFR 117.391 - Chicago River.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Chicago River. 117.391 Section... DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Illinois § 117.391 Chicago River. The draws of the bridges operated by the City of Chicago over the Main Branch of Chicago River, the bridges on the...

  3. An Artistic Analysis of Chicago

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    Wu; Licong

    2014-01-01

    Chicago is Sandburg’s masterpiece. This thesis tries to analyze the poem from an artistic angle. It means to give a better understanding of Sandburg’s delight in violence and his membership in the industrial workers of the world.

  4. The Chicago science explorers program

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    A new program has been introduced into the Chicago Public Schools to stimulate science education and career awareness. It utilizes a series of video tapes produced by Bill Kurtis (news anchor of CBS-WBBM-TV) called The New Explorers, which present profiles of scientists as people doing some very interesting things. The tapes are viewed in the classroom, the scientific principles and content discussed, and follow-up activities carried out. Among the latter, are visits to a group of partner organizations that include the museums and zoos in the Chicago area, as well as Fermilab and Argonne. Special programs have been developed at these sites to provide post-tape enhancement of the scientific experience and hands-on activities for the students. At Argonne, the students analyze various samples they bring with them by XRF and PIXE. This augments the topic of microscopic analysis depicted in the video

  5. Chicago Initiative Aims to Upgrade Principal Pipeline

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    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2013-01-01

    Even with nearly 50 schools shutting down at the end of this month, Chicago education officials have been barreling ahead with plans to groom a large crop of high-performing principals that they say represents the most ambitious effort the city has undertaken to upgrade its school leadership ranks. The goal, said Chicago schools CEO Barbara…

  6. Chicago, Keynes and Fiscal Policy

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    Esteban Pérez Caldentey

    2003-01-01

    En la primera mitad de la década de los años treinta los padres fundadores de la escuela de economía de Chicago y John Maynard Keynes en Inglaterra propusieron la puesta en marcha de trabajos públicos para combatir el desempleo y sobreponerse a la Gran Depresión. Frente a la rigidez de los precios de mercado y la impotencia de la política monetaria, la política fiscal contra cíclica pasó a ser vista como una estrategia viable y capaz de atenuar las fases del ciclo económico. ...

  7. Chicago, Keynes and Fiscal Policy

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    Esteban Pérez Caldentey

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En la primera mitad de la década de los años treinta los padres fundadores de la escuela de economía de Chicago y John Maynard Keynes en Inglaterra propusieron la puesta en marcha de trabajos públicos para combatir el desempleo y sobreponerse a la Gran Depresión. Frente a la rigidez de los precios de mercado y la impotencia de la política monetaria, la política fiscal contra cíclica pasó a ser vista como una estrategia viable y capaz de atenuar las fases del ciclo económico. A finales de la década tanto los economistas de Chicago como Keynes renunciaron al uso de este tipo de incentivos fiscales. Los economistas de Chicago centraron su rechazo en el potencial inflacionario de la política fiscal expansiva y enfocaron sus preocupaciones hacia los aspectos monetarios de la política fiscal. Por su parte Keynes mantuvo su apoyo a la política fiscal contra cíclica absteniéndose de recomendar los instrumentos que había propuesto anteriormente para combatir las fluctuaciones económicas. Utilizando el marco teórico que desarrolló en la Teoría General (1936, Keynes distinguió entre el presupuesto corriente y el de capital. El presupuesto corriente debía mostrar un equilibrio o un superávit con el fin de financiar el gasto en capital que actuaría como estabilizador del ciclo económico. Keynes distinguió así entre dos conceptos de política fiscal (la política fiscal compensatoria y la política fiscal basada en la programación de los gastos de capital. El segundo tipo de política fiscal, válido bajo la suposición de escasez del factor capital, suponía el rechazo de los instrumentos de estabilización fiscal de corto plazo (trabajos públicos y el uso de los impuestos para alterar los patrones de consumo. Más allá del punto de saturación del capital, la política fiscal podría cambiar su enfásis hacia el consumo y su rol compensatorio.

  8. An Evaluation of the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP) After Four Years

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    Steven Glazerman; Allison Seifullah

    2012-01-01

    Mathematica's final report on the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP) found that the program did not raise student math or reading scores, but it increased teacher retention in some schools. For example, teachers in Chicago TAP schools at the start of the program in fall 2007 were about 20 percent more likely than teachers in comparison schools to be in those same schools three years later (67 percent versus 56 percent retention rate). However, the program did not have an impact...

  9. Chicago Operations Office: Technology summary

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    This document has been prepared by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) to highlight its research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation (RDDT and E) activities funded through the Chicago Operations Office. Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE's cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US Industry's competitiveness in global environmental markets. The information has been assembled from recently produced OTD documents which highlight technology development activities within each of the OTD program elements. OTD technologies addresses three specific problem areas: (1) groundwater and soils cleanup; (2) waste retrieval and processing; and (3) pollution prevention. These problems are not unique to DOE, but are associated with other Federal agency and industry sites as well. Thus, technical solutions developed within OTD programs will benefit DOE, and should have direct applications in outside markets

  10. Chicago Operations Office: Technology summary

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    1994-12-01

    This document has been prepared by the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) to highlight its research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation (RDDT and E) activities funded through the Chicago Operations Office. Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE`s cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US Industry`s competitiveness in global environmental markets. The information has been assembled from recently produced OTD documents which highlight technology development activities within each of the OTD program elements. OTD technologies addresses three specific problem areas: (1) groundwater and soils cleanup; (2) waste retrieval and processing; and (3) pollution prevention. These problems are not unique to DOE, but are associated with other Federal agency and industry sites as well. Thus, technical solutions developed within OTD programs will benefit DOE, and should have direct applications in outside markets.

  11. Private schools and school enrollment in Chicago

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    William Sander

    2006-01-01

    Does enrollment in private school increase educational attainment? After reviewing some research on national trends concerning private (versus public) schooling, the author examines how private school options in the Chicago metropolitan area might affect academic achievement for various demographic groups.

  12. The Urban Scene--Part 1, Chicago

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    Marshall, Ida Frances; Duel, Ward

    1978-01-01

    Describes the Environmental Control policies and legislation in Chicago, Illinois concerning air, water, noise, solid waste management, urban life, and food protection. This article is the first of a series dealing with urban environmental health situations. (MA)

  13. Tappev kuulsus viib Chicago lavale / Andres Laasik

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    Laasik, Andres, 1960-

    2003-01-01

    Muusikafilm "Chicago", mille aluseks John Kanderi - Fred Ebb'i muusikal : režissöör Rob Marshall : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2002. 1975.a. selle muusikali Broadwayl lavale toonud Bob Fosse mõjust filmi stiilile

  14. Teatrireisikiri. USA. Chicago. Aprill 2009 / Rednar Annus

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    Annus, Rednar, 1970-

    2009-01-01

    Chicago Improv Festivalist. Kahest nähtud lavastustest: William Gibsoni "The Miracle worker" ja Alan Bennetti "Ajaloopoisid". Kahest nähtud muusikalist: Michael Bennetti "A Corus Line" ja Disney ning Cameron Macintoshi "Mary Poppins"

  15. 76 FR 58108 - Safety Zone; Ryder Cup Captain's Duel Golf Shot, Chicago River, Chicago, IL

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    2011-09-20

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Ryder Cup Captain's Duel Golf Shot, Chicago.... Background and Purpose The Ryder Cup Captain's Duel Golf Shot event takes place on the Chicago River near.... 165.T09-0847 to read as follows: Sec. 165.T09-0847 Safety Zone; Ryder Cup Captain's Duel Golf...

  16. 78 FR 46810 - Safety Zone; Motion Picture Filming; Chicago River; Chicago, IL

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    2013-08-02

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Motion Picture Filming; Chicago River... intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Chicago River due to the filming of a motion picture... Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking TFR Temporary Final Rule A....

  17. Teuton vs Slav: The Great War Sinks Chicago's German "Kultur."

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    Holli, Melvin G.

    1981-01-01

    Describes the fervent political and cultural nationalism of German Americans in Chicago during World War I. Discusses how this nationalism, combined with ethnic conflict between Germans and Slavs, helped to sway public opinion against Chicago's German community. (GC)

  18. Trends in Chicago's Schools across Three Eras of Reform

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    Luppescu, Stuart; Allensworth, Elaine M.; Moore, Paul; de la Torre, Marisa; Murphy, James

    2011-01-01

    "Trends in Chicago's Schools Across Three Eras of Reform" finds that Chicago Public Schools has experienced tremendous growth in graduation rates over the past 20 years, but learning gains have been modest. The report tracks elementary and high school test scores and graduation rates in Chicago since 1988, when U.S. Secretary of Education William…

  19. Turning around Low-Performing Schools in Chicago. Summary Report

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    de la Torre, Marisa; Allensworth, Elaine; Jagesic, Sanja; Sebastian, James; Salmonowicz, Michael; Meyers, Coby; Gerdeman, R. Dean

    2012-01-01

    The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) partnered to examine five different models initiated by the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in 36 schools. CPS was an early adopter of dramatic intervention strategies in low-performing schools, and the reforms in this study were implemented…

  20. 78 FR 57570 - Safety Zone; Motion Picture Production; Chicago, Illinois

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    2013-09-19

    ... Safety Zone; Motion Picture Production; Chicago, IL (78 FR 20241, August 20, 2013). This updated schedule... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Motion Picture Production; Chicago... will enforce the temporary safety zone for motion picture filming in Calumet Harbor, Chicago, IL from...

  1. Economic Aspects of Single Parenthood in Chicago.

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    Sander, William

    1985-01-01

    Estimated single parenthood rates in Chicago in 1970 and 1980. Single parenthood was related to both low earning ability and very high earning ability. The former was affected by low educational levels and high unemployment. The latter was caused by an increase in women's earning ability. (BH)

  2. Who Runs This Chicago High School?

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    Payne, Charles M.

    1979-01-01

    Discusses the lack of discipline which allows large numbers of students to stay in the hallways rather than attend classes at Chicago's all Black Westside High School. Suggests that the administration does not enforce teacher discipline and that teachers, thus, do not fulfill their own duty to control students. (GC)

  3. The Chicago Teachers Strike and Its Public

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    Shuffelton, Amy B.

    2014-01-01

    This article considers the 2012 Chicago Teachers Strike in light of John Dewey's "The Public and Its Problems." It engages Dewey's conceptualization of practical reason to challenge the educational reform movement's commitment to technocratic decision-making.

  4. Study of neutron hole states in 207206205Pb with the (3He,α) reaction at 110MeV. First tests in (d,t) reaction of the Orsay synchrocyclotron spectrometric line

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    Neutron hole states in the 207Pb, 206Pb, 205Pb isotopes were studied up to 25 MeV excitation energy using the (3He,α) reaction at 100MeV incident energy, with 100 keV energy resolution. Angular distributions for the low-lying levels and inner hole states have been analyzed with DWBA and spectroscopic factors extracted for 1 > 3 levels. Missing strengths for the first levels from 1i13/2 and 1h9/2 orbits are found in the bump located around 5MeV excitation energy. The fragmented bump observed around 8MeV excitation energy is attributed to 1h11/2 pick-up with 45% of the sum-rule limit. Finally, the structure extending up to 21 MeV excitation energy is attributed to 1g7/2+1g9/2 pick-up with 80% of the total strength. In 207Pb, the four first isobaric analog states Tsub(>) = 45/2 are identifierd around 20MeV excitation energy. The second part of this work presents the first tests in (d,t) reaction at 108 MeV on 90Zr and 208Pb using the achromatic line of the Orsay synchrocyclotron

  5. Thorium residuals in West Chicago, Illinois

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    Lindsay and Company began operation of its west Chicago, Illinois, plant in 1931, processing thorium ores for thorium and rare earths. From that time until normal operations ceased in 1973, thorium residuals from the operation found their way offsite to Reed-Keppler City Park, the West Chicago Sewage Treatment Plant, and numerous other locations about the city and its environs. The present study located and identified such thorium residuals in the West Chicago area, a total of 75 epicenters having been found in addition to deposits at Reed-Keppler Park, the sewage-treatment plant, and down Kress Creek and the DuPage River. Deposits proved to be almost exclusively the dense, gray, insoluble particles of thorium-ore tailings from the process, which have been historically stored in two large piles in the site waste area. Epicenter locations and associated radiological parameters are given for the 75 locations, along with quantitative descriptions of the larger collections of material at the park, at the sewage-treatment plant, and on the banks of Kress Creek and the DuPage River. Not one of the areas of thorium residuals located outside security fences was found to violate the requirements of 10 CFR 20

  6. Chicago-St. Louis high speed rail plan

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    Stead, M.E.

    1994-12-31

    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in cooperation with Amtrak, undertook the Chicago-St. Louis High Speed Rail Financial and Implementation Plan study in order to develop a realistic and achievable blueprint for implementation of high speed rail in the Chicago-St. Louis corridor. This report presents a summary of the Price Waterhouse Project Team`s analysis and the Financial and Implementation Plan for implementing high speed rail service in the Chicago-St. Louis corridor.

  7. Chicago-St. Louis high speed rail plan

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    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in cooperation with Amtrak, undertook the Chicago-St. Louis High Speed Rail Financial and Implementation Plan study in order to develop a realistic and achievable blueprint for implementation of high speed rail in the Chicago-St. Louis corridor. This report presents a summary of the Price Waterhouse Project Team's analysis and the Financial and Implementation Plan for implementing high speed rail service in the Chicago-St. Louis corridor

  8. 77 FR 59749 - Safety Zone; Submarine Cable Installation Project; Chicago River, Chicago, IL

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    2012-10-01

    ...: ] Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Submarine Cable Installation Project... intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Chicago River due to the installation of...

  9. 75 FR 45478 - Safety Zone; Transformers 3 Movie Filming, Chicago River, Chicago, IL

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    2010-08-03

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Transformers 3 Movie Filming, Chicago River... filming of this movie. DATES: Effective Date: this rule is effective in the CFR from August 3, 2010 until... orders. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section...

  10. 78 FR 51064 - Safety Zone; Motion Picture Production; Chicago, IL

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    2013-08-20

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Motion Picture Production; Chicago, IL... from portions of Chicago waterways due to the filming of a motion picture. These temporary safety zones... work, low-flying helicopter, and other hazards involved in the filming of a motion picture. DATES:...

  11. From Crisis to Consensus. Setting Standards in Chicago.

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    Barth, Patte

    1994-01-01

    In 1993 the Council for Basic Education assisted in the drafting of academic standards for the students of the Chicago (Illinois) Public Schools. The results of this project, the Chicago Learning Outcomes, are now the official basis for designing new curricula, citywide assessments, and professional development throughout the district. The Chicago…

  12. Identifying hidden sexual bridging communities in Chicago.

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    Youm, Yoosik; Mackesy-Amiti, Mary Ellen; Williams, Chyvette T; Ouellet, Lawrence J

    2009-07-01

    Bridge populations can play a central role in the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by providing transmission links between higher and lower prevalence populations. While social network methods are well suited to the study of bridge populations, analyses tend to focus on dyads (i.e., risk between drug and/or sex partners) and ignore bridges between distinct subpopulations. This study takes initial steps toward moving the analysis of sexual network linkages beyond individual and risk group levels to a community level in which Chicago's 77 community areas are examined as subpopulations for the purpose of identifying potential bridging communities. Of particular interest are "hidden" bridging communities; that is, areas with above-average levels of sexual ties with other areas but whose below-average AIDS prevalence may hide their potential importance for HIV prevention. Data for this analysis came from the first wave of recruiting at the Chicago Sexual Acquisition and Transmission of HIV Cooperative Agreement Program site. Between August 2005 through October 2006, respondent-driven sampling was used to recruit users of heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine, men who have sex with men regardless of drug use, the sex partners of these two groups, and sex partners of the sex partners. In this cross-sectional study of the sexual transmission of HIV, participants completed a network-focused computer-assisted self-administered interview, which included questions about the geographic locations of sexual contacts with up to six recent partners. Bridging scores for each area were determined using a matrix representing Chicago's 77 community areas and were assessed using two measures: non-redundant ties and flow betweenness. Bridging measures and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) case prevalence rates were plotted for each community area on charts representing four conditions: below-average bridging and AIDS prevalence, below-average bridging and above

  13. WWC Review of the Report "An Evaluation of the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP) after Four Years"

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    The study reviewed in this paper examined whether the Chicago Public Schools' Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP), which provides mentoring, leadership opportunities, and financial incentives to teachers, improved student academic achievement and teacher retention. The study used two designs to answer distinct research questions. Under the…

  14. 75 FR 62841 - Award of a Single-Source Grant to Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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    2010-10-13

    ... the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, ACF, HHS... and Evaluation (OPRE) announces the award of a single-source grant to Chapin Hall at the University of... applied: Objectives and Need for Assistance, Facilities and Resources, Cost, and Relevance to ACF....

  15. 75 FR 64393 - Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Chicago Executive Airport, Prospect Heights and...

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    2010-10-19

    ... proposed action. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the... (NCP) submitted by the Chicago Executive Airport Board of Directors for Chicago Executive Airport under... exposure maps submitted by Chicago Executive Airport Board of Directors for Chicago Executive Airport...

  16. ATLAS Virtual Visit-Chicago-14-05-2014

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    2014-01-01

    The Consulate General of France in Chicago organizes a third whole day for the discovery of science by students, in downtown Chicago, through hands-on activities. This event is designed for both American and French students from 5th to 10th grade and their teachers. One of the highlight will be a direct connevtion with the ATLAS experiment at CERN, Switzerland. - See more at: http://atlas-live-virtual-visit.web.cern.ch/atlas-live-virtual-visit/2014/Chicago-2-2014.html#sthash.EGd2sTp0.dpuf

  17. Gentrification and community fabric in Chicago.

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    Betancur, John

    2011-01-01

    Critical authors of gentrification point to its deleterious impacts on displaced residents. Research on the nature or actual forms of impacts has not advanced much, however. This paper attempts to specify impacts on low-income racial/ethnic groups (Latinos in particular) in five Chicago neighbourhoods, with a particular focus on neighbourhood-based fabrics of support and advancement. Limited in their mobility and exchange value resources, lower-income groups depend on such fabrics far more than do the higher income. In fact, they have fewer choices and are most vulnerable to place-based shifts. The case seems especially challenging for minorities who, like European immigrants before them, depend largely on place-based platforms/social fabrics but, unlike them, confront the added factors of race and urban restructuring. PMID:21275200

  18. The Invisible Hand: Big Business and Chicago School Reform.

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    Shipps, Dorothy

    1997-01-01

    Examines Chicago's governance reforms as one case of corporate influence on public school policy making. Discusses the role of local political institutions and corporate organizational resources. Corporate associations were involved in both policymaking and policy implementation. (SM)

  19. Whole House Mechanical Ventilation: A South Chicago Case Study

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    None

    2009-09-03

    This case study describes a neighborhood of efficient, healthy, sustainable, affordable homes in South Chicago, IL, that feature structural insulated panels (SIPs), condensing furnaces, sealed combustion water heaters, and efficient lights and appliances.

  20. Preliminary survey of biodiversity in New Chicago Marsh

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — During the late winter and early springs 1995, we conducted a preliminary survey of biodiversity in New Chicago Marsh (NCM), at the south end of San Francisco Bay,...

  1. 75 FR 64673 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and, Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2010-10-20

    ... Sanitary and Ship Canal. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago... Plaines River, Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all...

  2. 78 FR 40635 - Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2013-07-08

    .... 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying up or anchoring within the enforced area... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all...

  3. 76 FR 63199 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2011-10-12

    ..., transiting, mooring, laying up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all...

  4. 77 FR 20295 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2012-04-04

    ... into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all...

  5. 77 FR 25595 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2012-05-01

    ... general regulations in Sec. 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying up or anchoring... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all...

  6. Creating a marketplace for green roofs in Chicago

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    Since 2003, the Chicago Department of Planning and Development has been encouraging city developers to consider installing green roofs on buildings in Chicago, with the belief that this practice results in mitigation of the urban heat island effect, cleaner runoff leaving green roofs, sound attenuation, aesthetic value, oxygen production, and mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions. However, the benefits to developers, which include reduced stormwater runoff, extended roof life and energy savings, in total do not offset the first cost premium of a green roof. Despite this, and with no mandate requiring green roofs, the marketplace is growing. After seeing green roofs on a tour in Europe, the mayor of Chicago encouraged the first design and installation of a 20,300 square foot demonstration green roof in Chicago, and other city-sponsored pilot projects followed shortly after. Since then, the number of green roofs in Chicago has grown to over one million square feet. A map of Chicago showing locations of most of the projects was presented. It was suggested that lower prices for green roofs, higher energy costs and an inclination to invest in long-term strategies would accelerate the market. In an effort to engage the public in dialogue, the Department of Planning and Development held seminars to promote the benefits of green roofs . Participants had many questions about the applicability of green roofs to Chicago, expressing skepticism that Chicago's climate would provide the same benefits as in Europe. Other concerns were expressed regarding the devaluation of property values resulting from placing green roofs on buildings; doubts about roof leaks; maintenance practices; and, bugs and mold. Since the first cost premium of the system remains a question, most participants expressed interest in some kind of incentive program, but remained open-minded if benefits could be proved. 6 figs

  7. The Chicago Public Schools (CPS)/University of Chicago (UC) Internet Project (CUIP)

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    Richardson, D.; Rebull, L. M.; Munoz-Franco, L.; Jay, M. J.; Burke, R. D.; Fenstermacher, K. D.; Lenz, D. D.; MacNaught, H.; Marks, M. D.; Murphy, J.; Thomas, C.; York, D. G.; Anderson, D.; Chisom, Y.; Dynis, R.; Letts, J.; Lewis, E.; Harris, E.; Segneri, L.

    1998-01-01

    The Chicago Public Schools (CPS)/University of Chicago (UC) Internet Project (CUIP) is a collaborative pilot project among the UC, CPS Central Administration, and 24 public schools in the Woodlawn, Hyde Park/ South Kenwood, and North Kenwood/Oakland neighborhoods. Our primary goal is connecting these schools to the Internet, emphasizing the continued support of the schools and their teachers after the computers and connections are in place. We work with principals, department heads, and individual teachers to create and nurture a self-sustaining computer culture that will both maintain the network systems and incorporate the technology into the curriculum. We also encourage the schools to take advantage of ther new connectivity by collaborating and sharing resources among themselves. Formal interactions are fostered with museums and research centers, locally and nationally. CUIP is committed to supporting these schools as they use the Internet to enhance student learning. CUIP's goals include: providing T-1 internet connectivity to 24 local schools, supporting the technology coordinator in each school in order to ensure continuous Internet connectivity, and developing effective technology plans, including technology upgrades; nurturing and supporting teachers interested in incorporating technology in their classroom; fostering an environment in which the students can acquire a wide range of comptuer skills appropriate to the current job market; and fostering similar community-based efforts, around Chicago and the nation. CUIP's milestones include: internet service connected to 12 schools; technology interns placed in some CUIP schools in collaboration with Governors State University; email provided to more than half of the 660 teachers in connected schools; and World Wide Web for Teachers, a summer class on curriculum uses of the Web, taught by CUIP staff to 23 of over 100 public school teacher applicants.

  8. Implementing sustainable development programs in Chicago

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    Henderson, H.

    1994-12-31

    Achieving sustainable development requires a revision of the present view of the nature of the city as an environment, and its relation to a larger ecosystem of which it is an essential part. The environmental health of a wilderness area is inextricably related to the environmental, and economic, health of the great urban centers. The vitality of dense metropolitan areas, where population and economic activities are concentrated, is key to the preservation of productive farm lands, wildlife habitat, and open spaces. The social and economic crisis which grips many metropolitan centers, with attendant flight of industry and development to the so-called {open_quotes}greenfields,{close_quotes} fundamentally spreads a broader crisis to our common ecosystem. This crisis is marked by the obliteration of habitat necessary for biodiversity, loss of fertile farm land, and the contamination of air, water and land, as an unescapable effect of the sprawl created by flight from the urban centers. The removal of false conceptual distinctions between the city and nature, distinctions that are unfortunately at the heart of so much of American environmental philosophy, is key to the concept of `sustainable development.` This article sets forth how the City of Chicago is implementing this understanding of the nature of the urban environment, in pursuit of sustainable development within the city.

  9. Implementing sustainable development programs in Chicago

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    Achieving sustainable development requires a revision of the present view of the nature of the city as an environment, and its relation to a larger ecosystem of which it is an essential part. The environmental health of a wilderness area is inextricably related to the environmental, and economic, health of the great urban centers. The vitality of dense metropolitan areas, where population and economic activities are concentrated, is key to the preservation of productive farm lands, wildlife habitat, and open spaces. The social and economic crisis which grips many metropolitan centers, with attendant flight of industry and development to the so-called open-quotes greenfields,close quotes fundamentally spreads a broader crisis to our common ecosystem. This crisis is marked by the obliteration of habitat necessary for biodiversity, loss of fertile farm land, and the contamination of air, water and land, as an unescapable effect of the sprawl created by flight from the urban centers. The removal of false conceptual distinctions between the city and nature, distinctions that are unfortunately at the heart of so much of American environmental philosophy, is key to the concept of 'sustainable development.' This article sets forth how the City of Chicago is implementing this understanding of the nature of the urban environment, in pursuit of sustainable development within the city

  10. Changing industrial patterns in the metroplitan Chicago area

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    Allardice, D.

    1994-12-31

    The industrial base of Chicago, and most Midwestern cities, continues to change. These changes are particularly visible in the manufacturing sector where the exodus of companies has left behind abandoned factories and industrial sites that now blight the urban landscape. As urban centers have seen a steady decline in their ability to attract and maintain their manufacturing base, great interest has been placed in seeing what can be done to attract economic activity back into the urban center. For most Midwestern cities, this often means trying to either replace or stem the tide of manufacturing facilities that have left the city for {open_quotes}greenfields{close_quotes} in suburban or rural locations or have simply moved overseas. On the replacement front, to compensate for the loss of manufacturing, some cities such as Chicago have managed to expand other areas of their economies, such as business services, finance, and tourism and recreation to maintain their vitality. This paper discusses three aspects of the changing economic landscape of Chicago and other Midwestern urban areas. First, some historical perspective will be provided on how Chicago came to be a manufacturing center and what factors since World War II have led manufacturing facilities to move away from the urban center. Second, the future prospects for manufacturing in the central city will be examined. Finally, what policies may help increase (or at the very least maintain) the concentration of manufacturing in Chicago will be discussed.

  11. Changing industrial patterns in the metroplitan Chicago area

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    The industrial base of Chicago, and most Midwestern cities, continues to change. These changes are particularly visible in the manufacturing sector where the exodus of companies has left behind abandoned factories and industrial sites that now blight the urban landscape. As urban centers have seen a steady decline in their ability to attract and maintain their manufacturing base, great interest has been placed in seeing what can be done to attract economic activity back into the urban center. For most Midwestern cities, this often means trying to either replace or stem the tide of manufacturing facilities that have left the city for open-quotes greenfieldsclose quotes in suburban or rural locations or have simply moved overseas. On the replacement front, to compensate for the loss of manufacturing, some cities such as Chicago have managed to expand other areas of their economies, such as business services, finance, and tourism and recreation to maintain their vitality. This paper discusses three aspects of the changing economic landscape of Chicago and other Midwestern urban areas. First, some historical perspective will be provided on how Chicago came to be a manufacturing center and what factors since World War II have led manufacturing facilities to move away from the urban center. Second, the future prospects for manufacturing in the central city will be examined. Finally, what policies may help increase (or at the very least maintain) the concentration of manufacturing in Chicago will be discussed

  12. Underground infrastructure damage for a Chicago scenario

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    Dey, Thomas N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bos, Rabdall J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2011-01-25

    Estimating effects due to an urban IND (improvised nuclear device) on underground structures and underground utilities is a challenging task. Nuclear effects tests performed at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) during the era of nuclear weapons testing provides much information on how underground military structures respond. Transferring this knowledge to answer questions about the urban civilian environment is needed to help plan responses to IND scenarios. Explosions just above the ground surface can only couple a small fraction of the blast energy into an underground shock. The various forms of nuclear radiation have limited penetration into the ground. While the shock transmitted into the ground carries only a small fraction of the blast energy, peak stresses are generally higher and peak ground displacement is lower than in the air blast. While underground military structures are often designed to resist stresses substantially higher than due to the overlying rocks and soils (overburden), civilian structures such as subways and tunnels would generally only need to resist overburden conditions with a suitable safety factor. Just as we expect the buildings themselves to channel and shield air blast above ground, basements and other underground openings as well as changes of geology will channel and shield the underground shock wave. While a weaker shock is expected in an urban environment, small displacements on very close-by faults, and more likely, soils being displaced past building foundations where utility lines enter could readily damaged or disable these services. Immediately near an explosion, the blast can 'liquefy' a saturated soil creating a quicksand-like condition for a period of time. We extrapolate the nuclear effects experience to a Chicago-based scenario. We consider the TARP (Tunnel and Reservoir Project) and subway system and the underground lifeline (electric, gas, water, etc) system and provide guidance for planning this scenario.

  13. The Chicago perspective on design for the disabled.

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    Hanson, David

    2008-01-01

    This article describes the efforts made by the city of Chicago to promote total access and full participation for people with disabilities. The process that the Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) undertook to ensure that other city departments and sister agencies incorporated accessible programs and physical accessibility considerations into their own buildings, programs, and processes is described. Some of the major accomplishments made by the department include the addition of an accessibility review added to the building permit process and a rewrite of the Chicago Building Code that requires more accessibility features in single-family homes and smaller apartment buildings. Examples are given of how thinking beyond the minimum accessibility requirements can better meet the needs of people with a disability. PMID:18430670

  14. Achievement and Attainment in Chicago Charter Schools: A Summary. Research Brief

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    Booker, Kevin; Gill, Brian; Zimmer, Ron; Sass, Tim R.

    2008-01-01

    Chicago's "multi-grade" charter high schools (those that include middle school grades) appear to be increasing students' rates of graduation and college entry. The overall performance of Chicago's charter schools in raising student test scores is approximately on par with that of traditional public schools in Chicago. Charter schools in Chicago…

  15. 78 FR 4071 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2013-01-18

    ..., mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is... Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel... Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on...

  16. 78 FR 17099 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2013-03-20

    ... Sec. 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying up or anchoring within the enforced... including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel... Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on...

  17. 77 FR 60044 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2012-10-02

    .... 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying up or anchoring within the enforced area... Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel... Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on...

  18. Participation in High Energy Physics at the University of Chicago

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    Martinec, Emil J. [University of Chicago

    2013-06-27

    This report covers research at the University of Chicago in theoretical high energy physics and its connections to cosmology, over the period Nov. 1, 2009 to April 30, 2013. This research is divided broadly into two tasks: Task A, which covers a broad array of topics in high energy physics; and task C, primarily concerned with cosmology.

  19. Making Health Easier: Healthy Schools in Chicago, IL PSA (:60)

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    2013-05-21

    To help Chicago schools increase access to healthy food, Health Educator April Lillstrom utilized community partnerships to provide school gardens, salad bars, and nutrition education to students.  Created: 5/21/2013 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 5/21/2013.

  20. Chicago section activities to enhance public acceptance of nuclear power

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    The Chicago section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) is an active organization with ∼450 members. The local section territory encompasses northern Illinois and includes in its territory all six of Commonwealth Edison Company's (CECo's) nuclear generating stations as well as Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Included in the territory are several large engineering firms - ABB Impell, Bechtel, Fluor Daniel, and Sargent ampersand Lundy. The national headquarters of the ANS is also located within the local section boundaries. All these organizations are represented in the local section membership and provide access to abundant technical resources that can be used to enhance public acceptance of nuclear power. An important attribute of any local section that enables it to perform interesting programs and be active in the community is its financial resources. The Chicago section has a strong financial base because of its ability to raise funds by participating in and sponsoring ANS topical and other meetings. For instance, in 1991, they sponsored and were actively involved in the Emergency Preparedness Topical Meeting held in Chicago. In 1992, they were actively involved in sponsoring the organizational activities of the ANS/ENS International Meeting, which will celebrate the 50th year of nuclear fission. The financial and technical resources of the Chicago section continue to contribute to a successful program of public education and public acceptance activities regarding the nuclear industry

  1. Theoretical high energy physics research at the University of Chicago

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    This report contains brief discussions on theoretical High Energy Physics research done by the researchers at University of Chicago. Some topics covered are: lepton production; kaon decay; Higgs boson production; electric dipole moment of the neutron; string models; supersymmetry; and cosmic ray shower

  2. School Violent Crime and Academic Achievement in Chicago

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    Burdick-Will, Julia

    2013-01-01

    Educational outcomes vary dramatically across schools in the United States. Many underperforming schools, especially in Chicago, also deal with high levels of violent crime on school grounds. Exposure to this type of frequent violence may be an important factor shaping already disadvantaged students' educational experiences. However,…

  3. Intimate Partner Homicide in Chicago over 29 Years.

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    Block, Carolyn Rebecca; Christakos, Antigone

    1995-01-01

    Reports rate of intimate partner homicides (married and unmarried, heterosexual and homosexual) in Chicago from 1965-1993 (2,556 in all). Identifies major trends in intimate homicide over this 29-year period; discusses the people who are most at risk and the riskiest situations. Explores implications for intervention strategies. (LKS)

  4. Chicago EARLY Program Follow-Up: A Longitudinal Analysis.

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    Perlman, Carole L.; And Others

    Since 1975, the Chicago public schools have been conducting ongoing research and development related to the identification and remediation of prekindergarten children with potential learning problems. The present study describes initial efforts toward the creation of a longitudinal data base aimed at determining (1) prekindergarten-age…

  5. Design and operation of the Chicago air shower array

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    The Chicago Air Shower Array (CASA) is a large-area surface scintillator array designed to study PeV sources of cosmic rays. The complete detector will consist of 1089 detector stations, distributed on a square 15 m grid. We have operated an array of 49 stations for much of the 1989 calendar year, an array of 529 stations for much of 1990, and the balance of the 1089 stations will be operating in early 1991. This surface array, together with the University of Michigan underground muon detectors (MIA), and the University of Utah atmospheric Cerenkov telescopes and Fly's Eye air fluorescence detector, constitute a uniquely powerful instrument, dubbed the Utah Michigan Chicago (UMC) experiment, for the study of PeV sources. We report here the performance and current status of these detectors

  6. vPlants: a Virtual Herbarium of the Chicago Region

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    Schaub, Matthew; Dunn, Christopher

    2002-01-01

    Three major botanical institutions, the Morton Arboretum, Field Museum of Natural History, and Chicago Botanic Garden, are developing an online searchable herbarium (vPlants, or "virtual plants") that will provide herbarium specimen data and digital images of specimens and labels to anyone with Internet access. This Web-based system will include a "portal," housed at the Morton Arboretum, and three separate databases housed at and maintained by each participating institution. This virtual her...

  7. Enno Toomsalu 30 aastat Chicago Eesti Maja president / Endel Sepp

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    Sepp, Endel

    2006-01-01

    1976. aastast Eesti Maja juhtinud Enno on kujundanud selle "väikeseks Eestiks", kus on korraldatud palju kultuuriüritusi. 19. märtsi koosolekul andis ta ameti nooremale, samas valiti ta Chicago Eesti Maja auliikmeks. Akadeemiliselt kuulub ta Korp! Frat. Estica´sse, teda on autasustatud korporatsiooni Kuldmärgiga teenete eest eestlusele ja Valgetähe 4. järgu ordeniga

  8. Indexes a chapter from the Chicago Manual of Style

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    2007-01-01

    For nearly one hundred years, The Chicago Manual of Style has been the authoritative reference for writers, editors, and publishers. Now in its fifteenth edition, the Manual has been thoroughly revised and updated. The chapter on indexing presented here has been reorganized, streamlined, and revised for the electronic age. It provides examples and recommendations on style and method for professionals, authors, and others who prepare indexes for published works.

  9. United Airlines Launches New Daily Nonstop Shanghai-Chicago Service

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    2004-01-01

    @@ United Airlines, the leading carrier between the U.S. And China, announced on November 1 the launch of its new Shanghai to Chicago nonstop flight. The flight took off from Shanghai's Pudong International Airport at 7:10pm, opening a new air service route between two of the world's greatest cities, which delivers greater convenience and travel options to and from China throughout the U.S. East Coast and Midwest.

  10. Concurso Network Reset: rethinking the Chicago Emerald Necklace

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    Torrecillas-Molina, Carmen; Cabrera-Manzano, David; Mart??nez-Hidalgo, Celia; Huertas-Fern??ndez, Miguel; Montalb??n-Navas, Ana

    2011-01-01

    Esta publicaci??n presenta la propuesta para el concurso???Network Reset: Rethinking the Chicago Emerald Necklace??? NUESTRA VISI??N Nuestra visi??n es crear una infraestructura maravillosa, vibrante y sociales a lo largo de la cadena con miles de lugares diferentes e intensos. El proyecto desarrolla una serie de intervenciones a lo largo del sistema de parques, especialmente en dos de norte a sur tiras interiores, dispositivos y eventos arquitect??nicos que fomenten nuevas conexion...

  11. ADCP measurements of gravity currents in the Chicago River, Illinois

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    Garcia, C.M.; Oberg, K.; Garcia, M.H.

    2007-01-01

    A unique set of observations of stratified flow phenomena in the Chicago River was made using an upward-looking acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) during the period November 20, 2003 to February 1, 2004. Water density differences between the Chicago River and its North Branch (NB) seem to be responsible for the development of gravity currents. With the objective of characterizing the occurrence, frequency, and evolution of such currents, the ADCP was configured to continuously collect high-resolution water velocity and echo intensity profiles in the Chicago River at Columbus Drive. During the observation period, 28 gravity current events were identified, lasting a total of 77% of the time. Sixteen of these events were generated by underflows from the NB and 12 of these events were generated by overflows from the NB. On average, the duration of the underflow and overflow events was 52.3 and 42.1 h, respectively. A detailed analysis of one underflow event, which started on January 7, 2004, and lasted about 65h, was performed. This is the first time that ADCP technology has been used to continuously monitor gravity currents in a river. ?? 2007 ASCE.

  12. Chicago's water market: Dynamics of demand, prices and scarcity rents

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    Ipe, V.C.; Bhagwat, S.B.

    2002-01-01

    Chicago and its suburbs are experiencing an increasing demand for water from a growing population and economy and may experience water scarcity in the near future. The Chicago metropolitan area has nearly depleted its groundwater resources to a point where interstate conflicts with Wisconsin could accompany an increased reliance on those sources. Further, the withdrawals from Lake Michigan is limited by the Supreme Court decree. The growing demand and indications of possible scarcity suggest a need to reexamine the pricing policies and the dynamics of demand. The study analyses the demand for water and develops estimates of scarcity rents for water in Chicago. The price and income elasticities computed at the means are -0.002 and 0.0002 respectively. The estimated scarcity rents ranges from $0.98 to $1.17 per thousand gallons. The results indicate that the current prices do not fully account for the scarcity rents and suggest a current rate with in the range $1.53 to $1.72 per thousand gallons.

  13. Anni di formazione nella Chicago d'un tempo

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    Hyman P. Minsky

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Articolo originariamente pubblicato in Moneta e Credito, vol. 39, n. 153, marzo 1982, pp. 3-14.Tra il 1937 e il 1942 l’Università di Chicago era un ottimo posto dove cominciare a diventare un economista. Gli economisti dell’Università coprivano un ampio spettro di pensiero; non c’era nessuna scuola di Chicago predominante. L’accento sul rigore intellettuale e sulla serietà era unito a una definizione ampia della materia di studio. Tra i più importanti docenti solo Lange, e forse Douglas, avevano simpatia per le idee di Keynes; ciò però era forse dovuto alla precedente accettazione, da parte degli altri docenti, della necessità di una politica fiscale fortemente espansiva durante la depressione. Avendo raggiunto conclusioni “keynesiane” sulla politica economica semplicemente osservando l’economia, gli economisti ortodossi di Chicago non sentivano la necessità di rivoluzionare la teoria economica.  JEL Codes: B31Keywords: Hyman Minsky, biography, retrospective

  14. Getting to the CORE of the Chicago Teachers’ Union Transformation

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    Peter Brogan

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This article draws on a comparative study of urban change and rank-and-file teacher rebellion in New York City and Chicago, to explore the contemporary dynamics of what Jamie Peck (2013 calls “austerity urbanism” and its relationship to a rebirth of a social justice, grassroots teacher unionism in US urban centres. Tracing the trajectories of one group of rank-and-file teacher dissidents in Chicago, it argues that municipal unions are uniquely situated to lead the fight against austerity urbanism and the crisis tendencies of contemporary capitalism. To do this, however, trade unions will need to be reinvented and a different form of working class politic forged, grounded both in and outside of the trade union movement. Only then may we see organized labour in North America contribute to a movement for radical and systemic change, which is key to building a more socially just urbanism and society more broadly. The case of the Chicago teachers is highly instructive for activists, both inside and outside of the North American labour movement.

  15. Lessons Learned from Chicago Wilderness—Implementing and Sustaining Conservation Management in an Urban Setting

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    We summarize the factors that shaped the biodiversity of Chicago and its hinterland and point out the conservation significance of these ecological systems, addressing why conservation of Chicago’s biodiversity has importance locally and beyond. We highlight Chicago Wilderness (CW), a regional biodiversity conservation alliance committed to protecting nature and enriching the lives of the region’s residents. Chicago Wilderness, with over 250 institutional members, has for over a decade coordi...

  16. Fighting for the "Right to the City": Examining Spatial Injustice in Chicago Public School Closings

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    Grant, Carl A.; Floch Arcello, Anna; Konrad, Annika M.; Swenson, Mary C.

    2014-01-01

    This article uses Chicago public school closings as a case study for the rise of mayoral control and the decline of democratic participation -- two common responses to stiff competition from global markets -- in urban public schools in the United States. In response to the 2013 Chicago decision to close 50 schools and move 30,000 students, this…

  17. State Budgets and the Economy. Chicago Fed Letter. Number 200b

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    Mattoon, Richard

    2004-01-01

    On November 12, 2003, over 70 policymakers, fiscal analysts, and academics gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to examine the fiscal condition of the state government sector. The conference was cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the National Tax Association. Despite a shallow national recession that ended in…

  18. 77 FR 22221 - Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, Chicago, IL

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    ...) Summit, Chicago, Illinois in the Federal Register (77 FR 13232). Although the G8 Summit is now planned to... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA87 Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO... NATO Summit and associated events, which will be held in Chicago from May 16, 2012, through May...

  19. 77 FR 13232 - Security Zones; G8/North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, Chicago, IL

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    ..., 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public... (NATO) Summit, Chicago, IL AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The... Harbor and the Chicago River during the G8/NATO Summit and associated events, which will be held...

  20. 77 FR 25892 - Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, Chicago, IL

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    ... proposed rule (77 FR 13232) that would establish four separate security zones in the Chicago Harbor and Chicago River during the NATO Summit. This statement is incorrect. The Coast Guard received one comment... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA87 Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

  1. 75 FR 11990 - Chicago Executive Airports Noise Exposure Map Approval and Noise Compatibility Program Review

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    ... applicant's data, information or plans, or constitute a commitment to approve a noise compatibility program... Chicago Executive Airport Board of Directors for Chicago Executive Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S... Board of Directors submitted to the FAA on June 18, 2009 noise exposure maps, descriptions and...

  2. Chicago High School Redesign Initiative: Schools, Students, and Outcomes. Research Report

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    Sporte, Susan; de la Torre, Marisa

    2010-01-01

    Between 2002 and 2007, the Chicago High School Redesign Initiative (CHSRI) opened 23 small high schools. Implemented in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), this initiative aimed to provide populations of low-performing students in under-served areas of the city with high-quality, small high schools. These schools were formed (1) by…

  3. Trends in Chicago's Schools across Three Eras of Reform: Summary of Key Findings. Research Summary

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    Luppescu, Stuart; Allensworth, Elaine M.; Moore, Paul; de la Torre, Marisa; Murphy, James

    2011-01-01

    In 1988, U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett proclaimed Chicago's public schools to be the worst in the nation. Since that time, Chicago has been at the forefront of urban school reform. Beginning with a dramatic move in 1990 to shift power away from the central office, through CEO Paul Vallas's use of standardized testing to hold schools…

  4. 78 FR 60222 - Safety Zone; Motion Picture Stunt Work and Filming; Chicago, IL

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    2013-10-01

    ...The Coast Guard is establishing five temporary safety zones on waterways near Chicago, IL. These safety zones are intended to restrict vessels from portions of Chicago waterways due to the filming of a motion picture. These temporary safety zones are necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the stunt work, pyrotechnics, low-flying helicopter, and......

  5. At University of Chicago, Dispute over Friedman Center Continues to Simmer

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    Glenn, David

    2008-01-01

    This article reports on the dispute about the creation of an institute named for the late economist and free-market advocate Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago. Five months after the University of Chicago announced plans to invest $200-million in an economics institute named for the late Milton Friedman, the project is still generating…

  6. 76 FR 35106 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    ... into, transiting, mooring, laying up, or anchoring within any enforced segment of the safety zone is... Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel... segments of the navigable waters of the Des Plaines River, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, branches...

  7. Chicago Transit Authority train passenger environmental noise study

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    McDuffee, Matt R.; Karner, Chris

    2003-04-01

    The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train system is referred to as the ``L'' because most of the track throughout the city is elevated. Passengers riding aboard the ``L'' are often subjected to high levels of noise due to the aging metal girder system that the tracks are perched on, as well as some train cars that are in disrepair. The environmental acoustics class of nine students at Columbia College Chicago decided to quantify exactly how much noise an ``L'' passenger is subjected to. Using a Quest 2900 integrating sound level meter the class split up and took Leq measurements on all of the seven train lines. Each line was tested in both directions of travel twice, with the meter taking samples every 3 s, which added up to a total of approximately 65 000 samples. The data were then averaged and synthesized into a graph using ESRI ArcView software. The graph is actually a map of the CTA ``L'' system that is color coded according to the Leq level that the passengers are subjected to between each station. It was interesting to see the difference in noise levels according to the type of track construction.

  8. 33 CFR 165.T09-0166 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    ... general regulations in § 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying up, or anchoring... and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River... including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee...

  9. DOE-1: users guide. [Single-story building in Chicago

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    DOE-1 is a public-domain computer program that allows users to explore the energy behavior of proposed and existing buildings and their associated heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. Incorporating mathematical models and utilizing hourly weather data, DOE-1 calculates the hour-by-hour performance and response of a building whose description has been provided by the user. In addition, DOE-1 can produce an economic analysis of the energy use and the costs and benefits of making alternation in design. DOE-1 is intended to be used by architects, engineers, and others concerned with the energy analysis of buildings and with the consequent economic implications. The source program is available from NESC and DOE-1 can be run in this manner on any CDC computer. The Users Guide example is a single-story office building located in Chicago.

  10. STS-56 ESC Earth observation of Chicago, Illinois at night

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    STS-56 electronic still camera (ESC) Earth observation image shows Chicago, Illinois with part of the shoreline of Lake Michigan at night as photographed during orbit 33 from Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103. The image was recorded with an image intensifier on the Hand-held, Earth-oriented, Real-time, Cooperative, User-friendly, Location-targeting and Environmental System (HERCULES). HERCULES is a device that makes it simple for shuttle crewmembers to take pictures of Earth as they merely point a modified 35mm camera and shoot any interesting feature, whose latitude and longitude are automatically determined in real-time. Center coordinates of this frame are 41.8 degrees north latitude and 87.7 degrees west longitude. The image was acquired at 1/60-second shutter speed and -2/3 exposure compensation. Digital file name is ESC03032.IMG.

  11. A bright future: innovation transforming public health in Chicago.

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    Choucair, Bechara; Bhatt, Jay; Mansour, Raed

    2015-01-01

    Big cities continue to be centers for innovative solutions and services. Governments are quickly identifying opportunities to take advantage of this energy and revolutionize the means by which they deliver services to the public. The governmental public health sector is rapidly evolving in this respect, and Chicago is an emerging example of some of the changes to come. Governments are gradually adopting innovative informatics and big data tools and strategies, led by pioneering jurisdictions that are piecing together the standards, policy frameworks, and leadership structures fundamental to effective analytics use. They give an enticing glimpse of the technology's potential and a sense of the challenges that stand in the way. This is a rapidly evolving environment, and cities can work with partners to capitalize on the innovative energies of civic tech communities, health care systems, and emerging markets to introduce new methods to solve old problems. PMID:25423057

  12. 75 FR 30073 - National Briquetting Corporation, a Subsidiary of Harsco, Also Known as Performix East Chicago...

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    2010-05-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration National Briquetting Corporation, a Subsidiary of Harsco, Also Known... National Briquetting Corporation, a subsidiary of Harsco, also known as Performix East Chicago,...

  13. 77 FR 65818 - Safety Zone; Bridge Demolition Project; Indiana Harbor Canal, East Chicago, IN

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    ... Construction Company will be conducting demolition on portions of the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, IN... Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ] A. Regulatory History and Information...

  14. 76 FR 35000 - Award of an Urgent Single-Source Grant to Heartland Alliance, Chicago, IL

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    2011-06-15

    ..., Bi- Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) refugee cases to Heartland Alliance, Chicago, IL, for a total of... delivery, specifically targeted at assisting newly arriving LGBT refugees. Heartland Alliance will have...

  15. New Chicago-Indiana computer network will handle dataflow from world's largest scientific experiment

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    "Massive quantities of data will soon begin flowing from the largest scientific instrument ever built into an international netword of computer centers, including one operated jointly by the University of Chicago and Indiana University." (1,5 page)

  16. The Relationship between Perceived Discrimination and Psychotherapeutic and Illicit Drug Misuse in Chicago, IL, USA

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    Hunte, Haslyn; Finlayson, Tracy

    2013-01-01

    Based on several stress-coping frameworks, recent studies have suggested that perceived experiences of discrimination, a psychosocial stressor, may be associated with various risky health behaviors. The 2001 Chicago Community Adult Health Study (n = 3,101), a face-to-face representative probability sample of adults in Chicago, IL, USA, was used to examine the relationship among lifetime everyday discrimination, major discrimination, and the use of illicit and psychotherapeutic drugs for nonme...

  17. Eve in the renegade city: elite Jewish women’s philanthropy in Chicago, 1890–1900

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    Farmer, Hannah

    2012-01-01

    This thesis examines the philanthropic organisations and projects with which elite Jewish women in Chicago were concerned during the years 1890–1900. It concentrates on the National Council of Jewish Women, which was founded by a group of Chicago women in 1893 after the Jewish Women’s Congress at the World’s Columbian Exposition. The NCJW was this community’s highest-profile philanthropic organisation, bringing them local, national and international attention. The 1890s were a turbulent d...

  18. The Berlin Großstadt-Dokumente: A forgotten precursor of the Chicago School of Sociology

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    Jazbinsek, Dietmar; Joerges, Bernward; Thies, Ralf

    2001-01-01

    Die insgesamt 51 Bände der Schriftenreihe Großstadt-Dokumente, die in den Jahren 1904 bis 1908 erschienen sind, fügen sich mosaikartig zu einem Panorama der modernen Metropole. Während die Berliner Reihe von den Vertretern der zeitgenössischen Soziologie in Deutschland ignoriert worden ist, wurde sie von der Gründergeneration der Chicago School of Sociology intensiv rezipiert. Die Rezeption in Chicago war darauf angelegt, aus der Mischform journalistischer, literarischer und wissenschaftliche...

  19. Effect of Variable Energy Served on 24-Hour Energy Intake in 16 Preschools, Chicago, Illinois, 2007

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    Debbie A. Lown, PhD, RD; Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD; Alan Dyer, PhD; Linda Schiffer, MS, MPH; Sandra Gomez, MS, RD; Carol L. Braunschweig, PhD, RD

    2011-01-01

    Introduction The effect of varying portion size in a natural environment on the self-regulation of 24-hour energy intake has not been evaluated. We studied students at 16 preschools in Chicago to determine the effect of meals with variable energy and macronutrients on the amount consumed over a 24-hour period (ie, at preschool and outside of preschool). Methods The food items and portion sizes served at 16 preschools in the Chicago Public Schools early childhood education programs were observ...

  20. Multiwire chambers at cathod reading, near the Orsay Synchrocyclotron

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    The detector, center of gravity method and associated electronics are described. The center of gravity electronics is partly linear, partly logical and allows a good spatial resolution, a very high counting and rejection rate

  1. Chicago's urban forest ecosystem: Results of the Chicago Urban Forest Climate Project. (Includes executive summary). Forest Service general technical report (Final)

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    Results of the 3-year Chicago Urban Forest Climate Project indicate that there are an estimated 50.8 million trees in the Chicago area of Cook and DuPage Counties; 66 percent of these trees rated in good or excellent condition. During 1991, trees in the Chicago area removed an estimated 6,145 tons of air pollutants, providing air cleansing valued at $9.2 million dollars. These trees also sequester approximately 155,000 tons of carbon per year, and provide residential heating and cooling energy savings that, in turn, reduce carbon emissions from power plants by about 12,600 tons annually. Shade, lower summer air temperatures, and a reduction in windspeed associated with increasing tree cover by 10 percent can lower total heating and cooling energy use by 5 to 10 percent annually ($50 to $90 per dwelling unit). The projected net present value of investment in planting and care of 95,000 trees in Chicago is $38 million ($402 per planted tree), indicating that the long-term benefits of trees are more than twice their costs

  2. Numerical simulation and analysis of the April 2013 Chicago Floods

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    Campos, Edwin; Wang, Jiali

    2015-12-01

    The weather event associated to record Chicago floods on April 2013 is investigated by using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. Observations at Argonne National Laboratory and multi-sensor (weather radar and rain gauge) precipitation data from the National Weather Service were employed to evaluate the model's performance. The WRF model captured the synoptic-scale atmospheric features well, but the simulated 24-h accumulated precipitation and short-period temporal evolution of precipitation over the heavy-rain region were less successful. To investigate the potential reasons for the model bias, four supplementary sensitivity experiments using various microphysics schemes and cumulus parameterizations were designed. Of the five tested parameterizations, the WRF Single-Moment 6-class (WSM6) graupel scheme and Kain-Fritsch (KF) cumulus parameterization outperformed the others, such as Grell-Dévényi (GD) cumulus parameterization, which underestimated the precipitation by 30-50% on a regional-average scale. Morrison microphysics and KF outperformed the others for the spatial patterns of 24-h accumulated precipitation. The spatial correlation between observation and Morrison-KF was 0.45, higher than those for other simulations. All of the simulations underestimated the precipitation over northeastern Illinois (especially at Argonne) during 0400-0800 UTC 18 April because of weak ascending motion or small moisture. All of the simulations except WSM6-GD also underestimated the precipitation during 1200-1600 UTC 18 April because of weak southerly flow.

  3. A summary of the XAFS X Conference in Chicago

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    On August 10-14, 1998, the 10th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS X) was held on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in Chicago. This is one of the major synchrotron radiation conferences, held every two years since 1981 when the first international meeting of XAFS experts was held in Daresbury, coincident with the operation of the first of the second-generation dedicated synchrotron radiation sources. The XAFS conferences have evolved over the years with the more recent conferences covering not only the advances in instrumentation, theory and method but also their applications in disciplines ranging from biological to environmental sciences. Approximately 360 scientists from 23 countries attended the conference. The program consisted of 467 abstracts for plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks, and posters. The co-chairs for the conference were B. Bunker, S. Heald, and T. Morrison and the Program Chair was J. Penner-Hahn. The first IXS award for career contributions to the field was presented to F. Lytle who gave a plenary talk on 'The EXAFS Family Tree: History of the Development of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy'. In addition, awards were given for the best poster by a young scientist at each session. The winners were M. Duff, D. Cabaret and S. Rossano. The International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) also sponsored poster prizes for the best posters in the areas of biology and instrumentation and methods. These winners were A. Templeton and M. Suzuki

  4. Health department use of social media to identify foodborne illness - Chicago, Illinois, 2013-2014.

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    Harris, Jenine K; Mansour, Raed; Choucair, Bechara; Olson, Joe; Nissen, Cory; Bhatt, Jay

    2014-08-15

    An estimated 55 million to 105 million persons in the United States experience acute gastroenteritis caused by foodborne illness each year, resulting in costs of $2-$4 billion annually. Many persons do not seek treatment, resulting in underreporting of the actual number of cases and cost of the illnesses. To prevent foodborne illness, local health departments nationwide license and inspect restaurants and track and respond to foodborne illness complaints. New technology might allow health departments to engage with the public to improve foodborne illness surveillance. For example, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene examined restaurant reviews from an online review website to identify foodborne illness complaints. On March 23, 2013, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and its civic partners launched FoodBorne Chicago, a website (https://www.foodbornechicago.org) aimed at improving food safety in Chicago by identifying and responding to complaints on Twitter about possible foodborne illnesses. In 10 months, project staff members responded to 270 Twitter messages (tweets) and provided links to the FoodBorne Chicago complaint form. A total of 193 complaints of possible foodborne illness were submitted through FoodBorne Chicago, and 133 restaurants in the city were inspected. Inspection reports indicated 21 (15.8%) restaurants failed inspection, and 33 (24.8%) passed with conditions indicating critical or serious violations. Eight tweets and 19 complaint forms to FoodBorne Chicago described seeking medical treatment. Collaboration between public health professionals and the public via social media might improve foodborne illness surveillance and response. CDPH is working to disseminate FoodBorne Chicago via freely available open source software. PMID:25121710

  5. Review of The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers by Jane E. Miller

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Miller, J. E. 2004. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 304 pp. Cloth $45 ISBN: 9780226526300, Softcover $17. ISBN: 9780226526317.The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers is a reference work suitable for anyone interested in understanding, using, or promoting quantitative thinking. Its primary aim is to identify and illustrate ways in which information associated with numbers can be conveyed most effectively given a particular communication purpose and context. The book is directed at writers who incorporate numbers in verbal or visual displays in documents, in oral presentations, or on the Web. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers identifies overarching principles, offers concrete advice, and presents illuminating examples and models. The book can be used for instructional purposes for undergraduates, and a means of doing so is described. The review concludes by considering the book’s contributions to a wider call to help citizens write or argue more effectively by using numbers.

  6. Lessons Learned from Chicago Wilderness—Implementing and Sustaining Conservation Management in an Urban Setting

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    David H. Wise

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available We summarize the factors that shaped the biodiversity of Chicago and its hinterland and point out the conservation significance of these ecological systems, addressing why conservation of Chicago’s biodiversity has importance locally and beyond. We highlight Chicago Wilderness (CW, a regional biodiversity conservation alliance committed to protecting nature and enriching the lives of the region’s residents. Chicago Wilderness, with over 250 institutional members, has for over a decade coordinated the efforts of diverse institutions, including federal, state, and local agencies, public land-management agencies, conservation organizations, and scientific and cultural institutions. Chicago Wilderness is committed to using science and emerging knowledge as a foundation for its conservation work. CW has several specialist teams that promote an interdisciplinary approach to conservation; we focus on the work of the CW Science Team, the one team with a research mission. The scientific investigations that are undertaken to provide a knowledge base for the work of Chicago Wilderness have drawn upon a wide variety of conservation paradigms, including that of resilience thinking, which we illustrate in a series of case studies.

  7. Sustaining Chicago's Informal Caregivers: an Age-Friendly Approach.

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    Johnson, Rebecca; Hofacker, Jon; Boyken, Lara; Eisenstein, Amy

    2016-08-01

    The concept of age-friendliness has been globally coined by the World Health Organization (WHO) to give value to the physical, social, and environmental factors that can promote or hinder older residents' ability to age in place in cities. The initiative has been very successful in raising awareness among public health policy makers about the generic needs of older adults and urban features that promote active aging. However, the movement has been less focused on highlighting divergent needs of different older adult populations and their informal caregivers. The objective of this mixed method study is to analyze the ratings of 397 caregivers of urban age-friendly features relative to the ratings of 1737 noncaregivers collected as part of a baseline assessment of the age-friendliness of the city of Chicago. Using the approved WHO Vancouver Protocol, the research team also conducted six mixed caregiver/noncaregiver focus groups (n = 84) and three caregiver-only focus groups (n = 21). Survey findings show that informal caregivers rate all eight age-friendly domains with less satisfaction than do noncaregivers. Discussion in focus groups highlighted some of the reasons for these less favorable ratings and foregrounded the domains and themes that mattered most to caregivers. In conclusion, while our study revealed few systematic differences between caregiver and noncaregiver survey satisfaction ratings, caregivers report significantly poorer health than do noncaregivers. In addition, caregiver-only focus groups foregrounded "missing" priority issues specific to caregivers such as respite and the quality of training and flexibility of home help care. Results suggest that one productive next step for researchers would be to widen the usual range of factors considered essential for maintaining the well-being of informal caregivers of community-dwelling older adults. The age-friendly domains provide a starting point for this. Another would be to develop integrated

  8. 78 FR 65874 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2013-11-04

    ... below, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety..., mooring, laying up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is... Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee...

  9. 76 FR 2829 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2011-01-18

    ... enforcement period, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this... regulations in Sec. 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying up or anchoring within the... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel,...

  10. 75 FR 73966 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2010-11-30

    ... into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any..., transiting, mooring, laying up, or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel,...

  11. 78 FR 49684 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    2013-08-15

    ..., transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or..., transiting, mooring, laying up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or... Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee...

  12. 78 FR 36091 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    ..., mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is... this part, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying up or anchoring within the enforced area of this... Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel,...

  13. 77 FR 65478 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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    ..., mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is... this part, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying up or anchoring within the enforced area of this... including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee...

  14. 75 FR 64147 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...

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  18. 77 FR 38882 - Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, for the Chicago, IL to St...

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    2012-06-29

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    2012-11-21

    ..., for the Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO High Speed Rail Corridor Program and Tier 2 Evaluation for the... (Final EIS) has been prepared for the Chicago, Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri High Speed Rail Corridor..., Missouri high-speed rail corridor and a Tier 2 project-level evaluation for the portion of the......

  20. Chicago neoliberalism versus Cowles planning: perspectives on patents and public goods in Cold War economic thought.

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    Van Horn, Robert; Klaes, Matthias

    2011-01-01

    In post-Sputnik America, when many policymakers and social scientists feared the Soviet Union had a technological advantage over the United States, assessing the relative importance of patents for inventive activity and examining whether scientific research constituted a public good were paramount concerns. The neoliberals of the University of Chicago and the planners of the Cowles Commission both spoke to these issues. This paper sheds light on their views on patents and public goods in the late 1950s and early 1960s by examining representatives of Cowles and Chicago, Kenneth Arrow and Ronald Coase, respectively. Furthermore, it evaluates whether their views on patents and public goods clashed with the interests of RAND, at which both Arrow and Coase worked at some point during this time period. The paper argues that the Chicago-neoliberal position of Coase undermined the interests of RAND, while the Cowles-planning conclusions of Arrow furthered those interests. PMID:21732377

  1. Soil geochemical signature of urbanization and industrialization – Chicago, Illinois, USA

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    Cannon, W.F.; Horton, John D.

    2009-01-01

    The concentrations of 45 elements in ambient (not obviously disturbed) surface soils were determined for 57 sites distributed throughout the city of Chicago, Illinois in the upper Midwestern United States. These concentrations were compared to soils from 105 sites from a largely agricultural region within a 500-km radius surrounding the city and to soils collected from 90 sites across the state of Illinois. Although the bulk composition of the Chicago urban soils reflects largely natural sources, the soils are significantly enriched in many trace elements, apparently from anthropogenic sources. The median concentration of Pb in Chicago soils is 198 mg/kg, a 13-fold enrichment compared to regional concentrations. Zinc (median 235 mg/kg), Cu (59 mg/kg), and Ni (31 mg/kg) are also enriched from 2- to 4-fold in Chicago soils and all four elements show strong mutual correlations. These elevated concentrations are most likely related to vehicular and roadway sources and represent uneven distribution across the city as airborne material. Other airborne particulate material from a combination of fossil fuel combustion, waste incineration, and steel production may contribute to apparent elevated concentrations in Chicago soil of Fe (median 2.9%), Mo (5 mg/kg), V (82 mg/kg) and S (0.09%). Chicago soils are enriched from about 1.6- to 3-fold in these elements. Enrichments in P and Se may be caused by direct addition of phosphate fertilizer to parklands, lawns and gardens. The density of the sampling (1 site per 10 km2) is inadequate to define the distribution of the observed enrichments within the city or to predict soil compositions for most of the areas between sample sites, but does provide a statistically significant signature of the history of urban and industrial activity within the city in contrast to the surrounding agricultural lands.

  2. Program for the Division of Chemical Education: Chicago, March 25 29, 2007

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    Middlecamp, Catherine H.; Bodner, George M.; Jones, Wayne E., Jr.

    2007-03-01

    Program for the Division of Chemical Education March 2007 meeting in Chicago. All CHED technical sessions including the High School Program will be held in the McCormick Place Convention Complex North, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive. Exceptions are the Undergraduate Program (in the Westin Hotel Michigan Avenue), the Undergraduate Research Poster Sessions (in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel), and any evening programs. Unless otherwise noted, morning sessions begin at 8:30 a.m., afternoon sessions at 1:30 p.m.

  3. Genevieve Forbes Herrick: A "Chicago Tribune" Reporter Covers Women in Politics.

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    Steiner, Linda; Gray, Susanne

    Genevieve Forbes Herrick was one of the foremost women reporters of the "Chicago Tribune" during the 1920s and 1930s. Noted for her particular and consistent attention to women in national politics, her earliest political articles appeared in 1922, when she covered the Cook County primaries with an eye toward women contenders running against the…

  4. An Evaluation of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) in Chicago: Year Two Impact Report

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    Glazerman, Steven; Seifullah, Allison

    2010-01-01

    In 2007, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began implementing a schoolwide reform called the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) using funds from the federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) and private foundations. Under the TAP model, teachers can earn extra pay and responsibilities through promotion to mentor or master teacher as well as annual…

  5. Psychiatric Disorders and Substance Use in Homeless Youth: A Preliminary Comparison of San Francisco and Chicago

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    Ernika G. Quimby

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Youth homelessness is a growing problem in the United States. The experience of homelessness appears to have numerous adverse consequences, including psychiatric and substance use disorders. This study compared the frequencies of psychiatric disorders, including substance use, between homeless youth (18–24 years-old in San Francisco (N = 31 and Chicago (N = 56. Subjects were administered the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I. to assess DSM-IV-TR diagnoses and substance use disorders. Eighty-seven percent of the San Francisco youth, and 81% of the Chicago youth met criteria for at least one M.I.N.I. psychiatric diagnosis. Nearly two-thirds of the youth in both samples met criteria for a mood disorder. Approximately one-third met criteria for an anxiety disorder. Thirty-two percent of the San Francisco sample and 18% of the Chicago met criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder. Approximately 84% of the San Francisco youth and 48% of the Chicago youth met criteria for a substance-related disorder, and more substances were used by San Francisco youth. In conclusion, the high rate of psychiatric disorders in homeless youth provides clear evidence that the mental health needs of this population are significant. Implications are discussed.

  6. Catholic Ethos, Public Education: How the Christian Brothers Came to Start Two Charter Schools in Chicago

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    Meyer, Peter

    2011-01-01

    The idea that one of the Catholic Church's most respected religious orders might run a public school sounded odd, maybe even, as Francis Cardinal George, head of the Archdiocese of Chicago, conjectured, illegal. But a decade ago several trends in American education, and in the Catholic Church, made a Catholic-operated public school seem…

  7. 77 FR 15450 - Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for the Chicago, Illinois, to Omaha, Nebraska, Regional...

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    2012-03-15

    ... FRA's Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts (64 FR 28454) (Environmental Procedures), in... system that offers business and leisure travelers shorter travel times, additional train frequencies, and... between Chicago and Omaha to help meet current and future demand for travel in the study area....

  8. Can Higher Education Foster Economic Growth? A Conference Summary. Chicago Fed Letter. Number 236a

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    Mattoon, Richard H.

    2007-01-01

    On October 30, 2006, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Midwest Higher Education Compact held a conference on higher education and economic growth. Speakers included Michael Moskow, Richard Lester, Michael Luger, Sean Safford, Larry Isaak, Stefanie Lenway, Rod Shrader, Brian Fabes, Arthur Rothkopf, Randy Eberts, Gary Fethke, Victor…

  9. Higher Education And Economic Growth. Chicago Fed Letter. Number 222a

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    Mattoon, Richard H.

    2006-01-01

    The future of higher education and its relationship to economic growth were the focus of a one-day conference at the Chicago Fed on November 2, 2005. Cosponsored by the bank, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, the event brought together over 100 academic, business, and government leaders.…

  10. Basic Skills for 100% Customer Satisfaction at First Chicago Corporation. Final Report.

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    Center--Resources for Education, Des Plaines, IL.

    This document is the final report of a demonstration project during which the corporation First Chicago/NBD and a local education agency developed and delivered basic skills training to the corporation's nonexempt work force. The report describes the following key project activities: basic skill needs analyses for various customer services…

  11. Metropolitan Regions--New Geographies of Inequality in Education: The Chicago Metroregion Case

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    Lipman, Pauline

    2005-01-01

    This paper examines the changing nature of metroregions and their schools. It discusses the influence of global neo-liberalism and resistance on processes of social differentiation through case studies of Chicago metroregion communities and schools. Using spatial theory, the paper argues that while the restructuring of metroregions creates…

  12. Rolling up Their Sleeves: Venture Philanthropists Pitch in for Chicago's Schools

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    Aarons, Dakarai I.

    2009-01-01

    Chicago has become a hotbed of "venture philanthropy" in education, as two local foundations contribute not only money, but also the hands-on work of some of the city's wealthiest and most influential residents, to help improve the schools in the nation's third-largest district. These two venture-philanthropy funds consist of the Renaissance…

  13. George Herbert Mead's Lecture on Philosophy of Education at the University of Chicago (1910-1911).

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    Biesta, Gert J. J.

    This paper recounts the influence of two of the great educational philosophers of this century, John Dewey and George Herbert Mead. Both men came to the University of Chicago from teaching at the University of Michigan. The men were life-long personal friends and professional colleagues. Although Mead published little during his life, his…

  14. Beats on the Table: Beat Writing in the Chicago Review and Big Table

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    Jaap van der Bent

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false NL X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Kleine literaire tijdschriften, zogenaamde little magazines, hebben een belangrijke rol gespeeld bij de doorbraak, in de loop van de jaren vijftig, van de Amerikaanse Beat Generation. Aangezien grotere uitgeverijen en de gevestigde tijdschriften lange tijd terugschrokken voor de zowel inhoudelijk als formeel van de norm afwijkende uitingen van de Beats, verscheen hun werk aanvankelijk vooral in kleinere tijdschriften als de twee waaraan in dit artikel aandacht wordt besteed: de Chicago Review en Big Table. Aan de hand van een beschrijving van de inhoud van deze twee tijdschriften wordt geprobeerd duidelijk te maken hoe het werk van de Beat Generation zich in deze tijdschriften gaandeweg een eigen plaats verwierf. Speciale aandacht wordt besteed aan de rol van de redacteuren Irving Rosenthal en Paul Carroll; door zijn uitgekiende strategie om voor het omstreden werk van Beat-auteur William S. Burroughs geleidelijk een steeds grotere plaats in te ruimen, bepaalde vooral Rosenthal het veranderende karakter van de Chicago Review. De veranderingen bij dat tijdschrift verliepen niet zonder slag of stoot en waren voor de eigenaar ervan, de University of Chicago, op een gegeven moment aanleiding om de Chicago Review aan censuur te onderwerpen. Ook deze censuur en de reactie erop, de oprichting van Big Table, worden in het artikel belicht.

  15. Examining Education for Latinas/os in Chicago: A CRT/LatCrit Approach

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    Davila, Erica R.; de Bradley, Ann Aviles

    2010-01-01

    This article explores the sociopolitical context of education policy, particularly as it relates to Latina/o education. The authors highlight the status of Latinas/os within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to examine the impact of education policy designed to benefit few and disenfranchise most. They draw attention to the injustices of Latinas/os…

  16. American Indian Organizational Education in Chicago: The Community Board Training Project, 1979-1989

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    Laukaitis, John J.

    2009-01-01

    American Indian organizations in Chicago grew both in size and number during the 1970s. The lasting impact of War on Poverty programs and the passing of the Indian Education Act of 1972 and the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 served as significant factors for the development of these organizations. Alternative American Indian…

  17. 76 FR 27125 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of...

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    2011-05-10

    ... Permit Holders, with the provisions of the Act, the rules and regulations thereunder, and the rules of... comply with Section 6(b)(1) of the Act.\\11\\ \\11\\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1). B. Self-Regulatory Organization's... COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of...

  18. Development of a Performance Appraisal Training Program for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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    Ford, Deborah Kilgore

    2004-01-01

    "Nobody wants to get one. Nobody wants to give one." The problem was that the supervisors and managers of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) did not know how to use the Institute's new performance management system and had not been trained on how to prepare and deliver effective performance appraisals. The problem further included the…

  19. 76 FR 34145 - Safety Zone, Barrier Testing Operations, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL

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    2011-06-13

    ... Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC... 21st, 2011. During the enforcement period, Entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or...

  20. Does Greater Autonomy Improve School Performance? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Analysis in Chicago

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    Steinberg, Matthew P.

    2014-01-01

    School districts throughout the United States are increasingly providing greater autonomy to local public (non-charter) school principals. In 2005-06, Chicago Public Schools initiated the Autonomous Management and Performance Schools program, granting academic, programmatic, and operational freedoms to select principals. This paper provides…

  1. Pime v. Loyola University of Chicago: The Seventh Circuit Extends the BFOQ Defense.

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    Curry, Susan J.; And Others

    1988-01-01

    The significance of the court decision in Pime vs. Loyola University of Chicago, concerning the university's right to reserve tenure track positions for Jesuit faculty, is in the expansion of the defense relating to bona fide occupational qualifications. It opens other schools to similar litigation. (MSE)

  2. 75 FR 21076 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated: Notice of Filing and...

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    2010-04-22

    ... fee cap programs. \\6\\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). \\7\\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). A. Self-Regulatory Organization's... Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Strategy Fee Cap Program April 15, 2010... Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Chicago Board Options...

  3. 77 FR 46781 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Approving a...

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    2012-08-06

    ... Release No. 67209 (June 18, 2012), 77 FR 37724 (``Notice''). II. Description The Exchange proposes to... COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Approving a...\\ See CBOE Rule 6.13A, Interpretation and Policy .05. CBOE now proposes to eliminate the concept...

  4. Theoretical high energy physics research at the University of Chicago, Task A

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    This report discusses research conducted at the University of Chicago in theoretical high energy physics. Some of the areas included in this report are: cp violation and cabibbo-kobayashi-maskawa matrix; radiative corrections and electroweak observables; heavy quark symmetry; heavy meson spectroscopy; hadronic string theory; composite models of quarks and leptons; and pedagogical effects

  5. Complete Genome Sequence and Annotation of the Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum Chicago Strain ▿

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    Giacani, Lorenzo; Jeffrey, Brendan M.; Molini, Barbara J.; Le, HoaVan T.; Lukehart, Sheila A.; Centurion-Lara, Arturo; Rockey, Daniel D.

    2010-01-01

    In syphilis research, the Nichols strain of Treponema pallidum, isolated in 1912, has been the most widely studied. Recently, important differences among T. pallidum strains emerged; therefore, we sequenced and annotated the Chicago strain genome to facilitate and encourage the use of this strain in studying the pathogenesis of syphilis. PMID:20348263

  6. The Other "Real World": Gentrification and the Social Construction of Place in Chicago.

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    Perez, Gina M.

    2002-01-01

    Explores competing constructions and understandings of the gentrifying neighborhoods on Chicago's near northwest side, noting how Puerto Rican youth are implicated in these changes. Explores contradictory images of neighborhoods, residents' responses to these changes, and various linguistic attempts to refashion new ethno-racial designations in…

  7. "Venturing in Education": Teaching at the University of Chicago's Laboratory School, 1896-1904

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    Durst, Anne

    2010-01-01

    In 1896, John Dewey opened the Laboratory School at the University of Chicago. While much is known about this legendary school and its founder, the teachers whose daily work brought the school to life remain mostly anonymous. This essay attempts to remedy this historical invisibility by investigating four of the Laboratory School teachers--Anna…

  8. When Schools Close: Effects on Displaced Students in Chicago Public Schools. Research Report

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    de la Torre, Marisa; Gwynne, Julia

    2009-01-01

    Few decisions by a school district are more controversial than the decision to close a school. School staff, students and their families, and even the local community all bear a substantial burden once the decision is made to close a school. Since 2001, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has closed 44 schools for reasons of poor academic performance or…

  9. Small High Schools on a Larger Scale: The Impact of School Conversions in Chicago

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    Kahne, Joseph E.; Sporte, Susan E.; de la Torre, Marisa; Easton, John Q.

    2008-01-01

    This study examines 4 years of small school reform in Chicago, focusing on schools formed by converting large traditional high schools into small autonomous ones. Analyzing systemwide survey and outcome data, the authors assess the assumptions embedded in the reform's theory of change. They find that these schools are characterized by more…

  10. 77 FR 75610 - Foreign-Trade Zone 22-Chicago, IL, Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Abbott...

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    2012-12-21

    ..., Abbott Laboratories, Inc., AbbVie, Inc. (Pharmaceutical Production), North Chicago, IL, Area Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (Abbott) and AbbVie, Inc. (AbbVie) submitted a notification for expanded production... (Board Order 611, 12/ 14/1991, 57 FR 61045, 12/14/1992) and authority was later expanded in 1999 and...

  11. 78 FR 23220 - Foreign-Trade Zone 22-Chicago, Illinois, Authorization of Production Activity, Abbott...

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    2013-04-18

    ..., Abbott Laboratories, Inc., AbbVie, Inc. (Pharmaceutical Production), North Chicago, Illinois, Area On December 14, 2012, Abbott Laboratories, Inc., and AbbVie, Inc., submitted a notification for expanded... FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (77...

  12. 75 FR 80560 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of...

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    2010-12-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change Regarding Rule 4.20--Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program December 16, 2010. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of...

  13. On the role of the Michelson–Morley experiment: Einstein in Chicago

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    van Dongen, J.A.E.F.

    2009-01-01

    This article discusses new material, published in volume 12 of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, that addresses Einstein’s knowledge of the Michelson–Morley experiment prior to 1905: in a lecture in Chicago in 1921, Einstein referred to the experiment, mentioned when he came upon it and hinte

  14. Against the tide—currency use among Latin American immigrants in Chicago

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    Carrie Jankowski; Richard D. Porter; Tara Rice

    2007-01-01

    While the U.S. continues to transition away from cash toward electronic payment methods, some population segments continue to rely heavily on cash. In this study of foreign-born Latin Americans in Chicago, the authors find that the dramatic increase in the number of immigrants is supporting a growing demand for currency, notably in the $100 denomination.

  15. John Dewey as Administrator: The Inglorious End of the Laboratory School in Chicago

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    Knoll, Michael

    2015-01-01

    The Laboratory School of the University of Chicago founded by John Dewey in 1896 is considered as one of the most innovative schools of progressive education. Its history, and specifically its sudden end, is still of general interest. In sympathy with Dewey, most historians tend to put the main blame for the tragedy on University President William…

  16. University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP). What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2016

    2016-01-01

    "University of Chicago School Mathematics Project" ("UCSMP") is a core mathematics curriculum that emphasizes problem solving, real-world applications, and the use of technology. The curriculum is based on a student-centered approach with a focus on active learning that incorporates reading and uses a flexible lesson…

  17. Kavli Foundation donate $7.5 million to University of Chicago for cosmological physics institute

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    2004-01-01

    "The University of Chicago will devote $7.5 million in donations from Fred Kavli and the Kavli Foundation of Oxnard, Calif., to studying some of the most puzzling scientific questions about the origin and evolution of the universe and the laws that govern it" (1 page)

  18. 77 FR 17105 - Identification of Interstate Motor Vehicles: City of Chicago, IL Registration Emblem Requirement...

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    2012-03-23

    ... State law if, on October 1, 2006, the State has a form of highway use taxation not subject to collection... Identification Requirements; Petition for Determination (75 FR 64779, Oct. 20, 2010). All authority granted to...) identification requirement imposed by the Chicago Ground Transportation Tax is preempted by Federal law....

  19. Early Intervention and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention: Evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study

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    Mann, Emily A.; Reynolds, Arthur J.

    2006-01-01

    This study investigated the role of an early educational intervention and child-, family-, peer-, and school-level predictors on court-reported juvenile delinquency. Data were provided from the Chicago Longitudinal Study, an ongoing investigation of the scholastic and social development of more than 1,500 low-income youths (93% of whom were…

  20. Women in the University of Chicago. Report of the Committee on University Women.

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    Chicago Univ., IL.

    Part 1 of this report on the status of women at the University of Chicago deals with women on the regular teaching faculties, their numbers and locations, potential pools of faculty women, recruitment procedures, promotions and reappointments, cases of alleged discrimination, nepotism, work patterns, reported satisfactions and dissatisfactions,…

  1. Vida/SIDA: A Grassroots Response to AIDS in Chicago's Puerto Rican Community

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    Sanabria, Roberto

    2004-01-01

    Chicago's Puerto Rican community in West Town had a unique reaction to the spread of AIDS within its limits. They created their own institutions and tackled the epidemic themselves. In its infancy, Vida/SIDA, which translates as Life/AIDS, was solely an alternative health clinic for people with AIDS. Free of charge, it provided services such as…

  2. Complete Genome Sequence and Annotation of the Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum Chicago Strain ▿

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    Giacani, Lorenzo; Jeffrey, Brendan M; Molini, Barbara J.; Le, HoaVan T.; Lukehart, Sheila A.; Centurion-Lara, Arturo; Rockey, Daniel D.

    2010-01-01

    In syphilis research, the Nichols strain of Treponema pallidum, isolated in 1912, has been the most widely studied. Recently, important differences among T. pallidum strains emerged; therefore, we sequenced and annotated the Chicago strain genome to facilitate and encourage the use of this strain in studying the pathogenesis of syphilis.

  3. Is Terrorism Eroding Agglomeration Economies in Central Business Districts? Lessons from the Office Real Estate Market in Downtown Chicago

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    2006-01-01

    The attacks of September 11, 2001, and more recently the Madrid and London downtown train bombings, have raised concerns over both the safety of downtowns and the continuous efforts by terrorists to attack areas of such high density and significance. This article employs building-level data on vacancy rates to investigate the impact of an increased perception of terrorist risk after 9/11 on the office real estate market in downtown Chicago. Chicago provides the perfect laboratory to investiga...

  4. The state of pediatric asthma in Chicago's Humboldt Park: a community-based study in two local elementary schools

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    Smith Bridget; Springston Elizabeth E; Ballesteros Juana; Gupta Ruchi S; Martin Molly; Wang Eileen; Damitz Maureen

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Pediatric asthma is a serious public health problem in Chicago and has been designated a high priority concern by residents of Chicago's Humboldt Park, a diverse community area with a large number of Puerto Rican, African American, and Mexican American families. Methods In May 2009, following the principles of community-based participatory research, a cross-sectional asthma screening survey was administered to adult caregivers of children attending two Humboldt Park elemen...

  5. Collaborative research and action to control the geographic placement of outdoor advertising of alcohol and tobacco products in Chicago.

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    Hackbarth, D. P.; Schnopp-Wyatt, D.; Katz, D; J. Williams; Silvestri, B.; Pfleger, M.

    2001-01-01

    Community activists in Chicago believed their neighborhoods were being targeted by alcohol and tobacco outdoor advertisers, despite the Outdoor Advertising Association of America's voluntary code of principles, which claims to restrict the placement of ads for age-restricted products and prevent billboard saturation of urban neighborhoods. A research and action plan resulted from a 10-year collaborative partnership among Loyola University Chicago, the American Lung Association of Metropolitan...

  6. 66 Years of the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation - New Trends in the International Law of the Air

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    Krasnicka, Izabela

    2010-01-01

    The international law of aviation (law of the air) is one of the most dynamic fields of public international law. The Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation dates back to 1944, and is still the fundamental set of rules regarding the use of air territory of the states. However, a growing number of bilateral, multilateral and regional agreements dedicated to the civil aviation, especially international air transportation, must be taken into account. What used to be called a “Chicago...

  7. Modeling spread of KPC-producing bacteria in long-term acute care hospitals in the Chicago region, USA

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    Haverkate, Manon R.; Bootsma, Martin C J; Weiner, Shayna; Blom, Donald; Lin, Michael Y.; Lolans, Karen; Moore, Nicholas M; Lyles, Rosie D; Weinstein, Robert A.; Bonten, Marc J.M.; Hayden, Mary K

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Prevalence of bla KPC-encoding Enterobacteriaceae (KPC) in Chicago long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) rose rapidly after the first recognition in 2007. We studied the epidemiology and transmission capacity of KPC in LTACHs and the effect of patient cohorting. METHODS: Data were available from 4 Chicago LTACHs from June 2012 to June 2013 during a period of bundled interventions. These consisted of screening for KPC rectal carriage, daily chlorhexidine bathing, medical staff edu...

  8. Georeferenced data employed in the spatial analysis of neighborhood diversity and creative class share in Chicago.

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    Bereitschaft, Bradley; Cammack, Rex

    2015-09-01

    The dataset described in this article, and made available as an accompanying spreadsheet, was used in the study entitled, "Neighborhood diversity and the creative class in Chicago," to assess the spatial associations between neighborhood diversity and the creative class at the neighborhood (i.e., census tract) scale in Chicago [1]. In this study, we found a significant positive association between the creative class and the proportion of gay households and income diversity, but not racial or linguistic diversity. However, a geographically-weighted regression (GWR) analysis demonstrated substantial spatial nonstationarity among these relationships. This article describes the creative class, diversity, and control variables, their sources, and the methods used to calculate them. *Correspondence to: Department of Geography/Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, Durham Science Center 263, Omaha, NE 68182, USA. PMID:26322326

  9. Mechanizing the Merc: The Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Rise of High-Frequency Trading.

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    MacKenzie, Donald

    2015-07-01

    This article investigates one important strand in the evolution of today's high-frequency trading or HFT (the fast, automated trading of large numbers of financial securities). That strand is the history of the automation of trading on what has become the world's most prominent futures exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange or Merc. The process of the automation of the Merc was episodic, often driven by responses to perceived external threats, and involved both "local" politics and transnational considerations. The article discusses the relationship between the Merc's automation and the embodied, deeply social trading practices of the Merc's open-outcry trading pits, and compares how the Merc was mechanized with the quite different-and in a sense more explicitly "social"-project of automation launched by the Merc's rival, the Chicago Board of Trade. PMID:26387525

  10. Chicago Ebola Response Network (CERN): A Citywide Cross-hospital Collaborative for Infectious Disease Preparedness.

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    Lateef, Omar; Hota, Bala; Landon, Emily; Kociolek, Larry K; Morita, Julie; Black, Stephanie; Noskin, Gary; Kelleher, Michael; Curell, Krista; Galat, Amy; Ansell, David; Segreti, John; Weber, Stephen G

    2015-11-15

    The 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic and international public health emergency has been referred to as a "black swan" event, or an event that is unlikely, hard to predict, and highly impactful once it occurs. The Chicago Ebola Response Network (CERN) was formed in response to EVD and is capable of receiving and managing new cases of EVD, while also laying the foundation for a public health network that can anticipate, manage, and prevent the next black swan public health event. By sharing expertise, risk, and resources among 4 major academic centers, Chicago created a sustainable network to respond to the latest in a series of public health emergencies. In this respect, CERN is a roadmap for how a region can prepare to respond to public health emergencies, thereby preventing negative impacts through planning and implementation. PMID:26123936

  11. Analysis of sheltering and evacuation strategies for a Chicago nuclear detonation scenario.

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    Yoshimura, Ann S.; Brandt, Larry D.

    2011-09-01

    Development of an effective strategy for shelter and evacuation is among the most important planning tasks in preparation for response to a low yield, nuclear detonation in an urban area. Extensive studies have been performed and guidance published that highlight the key principles for saving lives following such an event. However, region-specific data are important in the planning process as well. This study examines some of the unique regional factors that impact planning for a 10 kt detonation in Chicago. The work utilizes a single scenario to examine regional impacts as well as the shelter-evacuate decision alternatives at selected exemplary points. For many Chicago neighborhoods, the excellent assessed shelter quality available make shelter-in-place or selective transit to a nearby shelter a compelling post-detonation strategy.

  12. Building America Case Study: Quantifying the Financial Benefits of Multifamily Retrofits, Chicago, Illinois

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    2016-04-01

    Increasing the adoption of energy efficient building practices will require the energy sector to increase their understanding of the way that retrofits affect multifamily financial performance as well as how those indicators are interpreted by the lending and appraisal industries. This project analyzed building, energy, and financial program data as well as other public and private data to examine the relationship between energy efficiency retrofits and financial performance on three levels: building, city, and community. The project goals were to increase the data and analysis in the growing body of multifamily financial benefits work as well provide a framework for other geographies to produce similar characterization. The goals are accomplished through three tasks: Task one: A pre- and post-retrofit analysis of thirteen Chicago multifamily buildings. Task two: A comparison of Chicago income and expenses to two national datasets. Task three: An in-depth look at multifamily market sales data and the subsequent impact of buildings that undergo retrofits.

  13. Social Determinants, Race, and Brain Health Outcomes: Findings from the Chicago Health and Aging Project.

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    Aggarwal, Neelum T; Everson-Rose, Susan A; Evans, Denis A

    2015-01-01

    The broad spectrum of economic and cultural diversity in the U.S. population correlates with and affects the study of behavioral aspects of health. The purpose of this article is to provide a selective overview of research findings from the Chicago Health and Aging Project (CHAP), which covers a socio-demographically diverse population in Chicago, with a focus on role-related psychosocial factors and observed racial/ethnic differences in aging outcomes. CHAP is a longitudinal, epidemiological study of common chronic conditions of aging with an emphasis on medical, psychosocial, and environmental risk factors for the decline in cognitive function across the older adult lifespan. We briefly summarize the study design and methods used in the CHAP study and characterize the study population and describe the psychosocial data, noting black-white associations as they relate to three common brain health outcomes: cognitive function and Alzheimer's Disease, stroke, and subclinical vascular disease as noted on neuroimaging. PMID:26239039

  14. Virtual Visit to the ATLAS Control Room by the Science Fest in Chicago

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    2012-01-01

    Particle physics allows us to understand the elementary constituents of all matter in the universe. Colliding particles at very high energy to a speed close to the speed of light, demonstrates that all matter on earth is made up of electrons and quarks and gluons, the substructure of protons and neutrons. Short films will present two of the main experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, the European Center for Nuclear Research, ATLAS and CMS, where protons collide at energies up to 7 tev, simulating a situation very close to the big bang. Discussions about the potential discoveries of the Higgs boson will be performed. Posters displayed will show the detectors at the LHC and at the Tevatron Fermilab in Chicago. A live video link with the CERN will be provided at 12:00 PM. http://atlas-live-virtual-visit.web.cern.ch/atlas-live-virtual-visit/2012/Chicago-2012.html

  15. The Chicago Fire of 1871: A Bottom Up Approach to Disaster Relief

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    Emily C. Skarbek

    2014-01-01

    Can bottom-up relief efforts lead to recovery after disasters? Conventional wisdom and contemporary public policy suggest that major crises require centralized authority to provide disaster relief goods. Using a novel set of comprehensive donation and expenditure data collected from archival records, this paper examines a bottom-up relief effort following one of the most devastating natural disasters of the nineteenth century: the Chicago Fire of 1871. Findings show that while there was no ce...

  16. Econometric estimation of Armington import elasticities for regional CGE models of the Chicago and Illinois economies

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    Ha, Soo Junga; Turner, Karen; Hewings, Geoffrey

    2008-01-01

    Our current research program is concerned with developing regional and interregional computable general equilibrium models for Chicago and the Midwest respectively. One of the main concerns associated with regional CGE modeling is determination of the empirical parameters of models, particularly elasticities and share parameters. A common problem is the lack of appropriate regional data for econometric estimation. Consequently, it is important to identify key parameters that are likely to be ...

  17. The Impact of School Choice on Student Outcomes: An Analysis of the Chicago Public Schools

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    Julie Berry Cullen; Brian Jacob; Steven Levitt

    2000-01-01

    Current education reform proposals involve improving educational outcomes through forms of market-based competition and expanded parental choice. In this paper, we explore the impact of choice through open enrollment within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Roughly half of the students within CPS opt out of their assigned high school to attend other neighborhood schools or special career academies and magnet schools. Access to school choice dramatically increases student sorting by ability re...

  18. The 2001 recession and the Chicago Fed National Index: identifying business cycle turning points

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    Evans, Charles L.; Chin Te Liu; Genevieve Pham-Kanter

    2002-01-01

    The initial release of the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) in early 2001 pointed to the very real possibility that the U.S. economy was teetering on the brink of recession. This article quantifies the statistical ability of the CFNAI to act as an early warning indicator of economic recessions. In simulation experiments, the CFNAI performed virtually as well as the statistical model's ideal measure of the business cycle.

  19. Chicago Fed risk conference: low rates and slow growth challenge financial industry

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    Marshall Eckblad; Thomas Jacobs; Alexander Perry

    2013-01-01

    This Chicago Fed Letter summarizes the presentations and discussions of regulators, academics, risk-management professionals, and business leaders at the conference. These presentations and discussions focused on the close relationship between the quality of a firm’s risk-management capabilities and its performance—and even survival—in times of distress. About four years after the Great Recession, the financial services industry and its business models face a considerable number of risks, inc...

  20. History of transportation in Chicago: Its impact on the urban landscape

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    Plummer, A.V.

    1994-12-31

    In this paper the author presents some of his thoughts on the relationship between transportation and how Chicago used its land. He has chosen to do this by looking at the question from a historical perspective. He attempts to do this by tracking the link between transportation and the use of land. This linkage actually involves only a few simple human factors such as a desire to pay the least amount for land, getting from place to place as swiftly as possible, being paid the most for work done and living in a country-like setting with all of the serenity that image conjures. The author argues these factors are what brought Chicago to where it is, and makes no attempt to judge this as good or bad. The author argues that energy consumption or scarcity, like railroad or transit strikes, have had little long-term effect on how people travel and therefore how they use land. The notion that resources were inexhaustible permeated Chicago`s early history. Human factors appear to the author to have had and probably will continue to have a more profound effect on transportation than anything else. He does not believe society knows what individuals will pay in energy costs to maintain their real or perceived mobility. The real cost of fuel and vehicles is much higher (and so is transit usage) in Europe, but VMT and vehicle ownership still are growing at an astounding rate. Mobility is perceived as good, not bad. How does one convince people to limit their mobility when it is good?

  1. An Evaluation of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) in Chicago: Year One Impact Report.

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    Steven Glazerman; Allison McKie; Nancy Carey

    2009-01-01

    The Teacher Advancement Program (TAP), a whole-school intervention that aims to improve schools by raising teacher quality, provides teachers with opportunities for professional growth, promotion to school leadership roles without leaving the classroom, structured feedback, and performance-based compensation. This report focuses on the Chicago Public Schools, which began implementing TAP in 2007. Early findings from Mathematica’s study, which focused on the district’s K-8 schools, note th...

  2. On the role of the Michelson-Morley experiment: Einstein in Chicago

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    van Dongen, J.A.E.F.

    2009-01-01

    This article discusses new material, published in volume 12 of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, that addresses Einstein’s knowledge of the Michelson–Morley experiment prior to 1905: in a lecture in Chicago in 1921, Einstein referred to the experiment, mentioned when he came upon it and hinted at its influence. Arguments are presented to explain the contrast with Einstein’s later pronouncements on the role of the experiment.

  3. "Essays on International Business Cycles", PhD thesis, Economics Department, University of Chicago, 1991.

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    Kollmann, Robert

    1991-01-01

    PhD dissertation, 1991, Economics Department, University of Chicago. (Thesis committee: Michael Woodford, advisor; José Scheinkman; John Huizinga.) Models of the international economy which assume complete asset markets predict that consumption co-moves closely in different countries as this structure of asset markets allows agents in different countries to 'pool' the country-specific risks which they face (see Scheinkman (1984), Leme (1984)). Examples in this class of models include the...

  4. Integrating Viral Hepatitis Prevention into STD Clinics in Illinois (excluding Chicago), 1999–2005

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    Zimmerman, Richard; Finley, Carol; Rabins, Charlie; McMahon, Karen

    2007-01-01

    Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for all clients of sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics. Hepatitis A vaccination and hepatitis C testing are recommended for STD clinic clients who report specific risks for those viruses. In 1999, the Illinois Department of Public Health began working with local health departments in Illinois (excluding Chicago) to introduce hepatitis B testing and vaccination in public STD clinics. Hepatitis A vaccination and hepatitis C counseling and testing we...

  5. Weaving the ethnic fabric : social networks among Swedish-American radicals in Chicago 1890-1940

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    Nordahl, Per

    1994-01-01

    The present dissertation deals with how a segment of the Swedish immigrant group mobilized to be included in American society. Three Swedish-American working class organizations have been studied as to how they interacted to promote their interests in Chicago and the Lake View district during the first decades of this century. Reflecting political, cultural and economic aspects of the immigrant workers' lives the case studies indicate that Swedish immigrant workers constructed an organization...

  6. New Methodologies for Interdisciplinary Research and Action in an Urban Ecosystem in Chicago

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    Douglas Stotz; Hilary del Campo; Madeleine Tudor; Carol Fialkowski; Gillian Darlow; Alaka Wali

    2003-01-01

    This article synthesizes recent work carried out at The Field Museum that applies an ecosystems approach to ecological and anthropological research, conservation planning, and environmental action. This work is part of an effort to protect biological diversity in the Lake Calumet region of metropolitan Chicago. The need for an ecosystems approach to urban areas, particularly in relation to conservation efforts, is discussed. Reviewing the problems of alternative, non-systemic perspectives in ...

  7. CMAP prepares GO TO 2040 campaign: regional plan seeks a better future for Metropolitan Chicago

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    Randall Blankenhorn

    2008-01-01

    The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) was formed in 2005 to approach planning in northeastern Illinois comprehensively and collaboratively. The new agency and its partners are removing barriers to cooperation across geographic boundaries, and across subject areas like land use, transportation, natural resources, and economic development. By understanding how these issues – and our communities’ futures – are inter-related, CMAP wants to change the way planning is conducted in nor...

  8. International conference on bone mineral measurement, October 12--13, 1973, Chicago, Illinois

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    None

    1973-12-31

    From international conference on bone mineral measurement; Chicago, Illinois, USA (12 Oct 1973). Abstracts of papers presented at the international conference on bone mineral measurement are presented. The papers were grouped into two sessions: a physical session including papers on measuring techniques, errors, interpretation and correlations, dual photon techniques, and data handling and exchange; a biomedical session including papers on bone disease, osteoporosis, normative data, non-disease influences, renal, and activity and inactivity. (ERB)

  9. Employment subcenters and land values in a polycentric urban area: the case of Chicago

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    McDonald, J F; D P McMillen

    1990-01-01

    In some previous empirical research metropolitan Chicago has been considered as a polycentric urban area. This prior research is reviewed and new results are presented on the identification of employment subcenters and the effects of such subcenters on residential land values. The empirical tests confirm that the O'Hare Airport area has emerged as a significant employment subcenter. Several other employment subcenters exist or have existed in the past, and one subcenter had a positive impact ...

  10. Elements of Success in Chicago Botanic Garden’s Science Career Continuum

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    Katherine A. Johnson

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The Science Career Continuum at the Chicago Botanic Garden is a model program for successfully encouraging youth from diverse backgrounds into STEM careers. This program has shown that when students are given an opportunity to participate in real scientific research under the mentorship of a caring professional over multiple years, they are more likely to go to college and pursue STEM careers than their peers. 

  11. Does Greater Autonomy Improve School Performance? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Analysis in Chicago

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    Matthew P. Steinberg

    2014-01-01

    School districts throughout the United States are increasingly providing greater autonomy to local public (non-charter) school principals. In 2005–06, Chicago Public Schools initiated the Autonomous Management and Performance Schools program, granting academic, programmatic, and operational freedoms to select principals. This paper provides evidence on how school leaders used their new autonomy and its impact on school performance. Findings suggest that principals were more likely to exercise...

  12. Market in the USA. Energy conservation in the built environment. Focus on New York and Chicago

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    The aim of the title report is to provide a Dutch entrepreneur with reliable starting-points to strengthen the practical execution of plans to enter the market for Green Building in the United States, specifically focused on opportunities in New York and Chicago. The Netherlands has a history of experience in constructing built environments that efficiently utilize the available resources. This survey focuses on the opportunity for Dutch companies to translate their expertise in energy efficiency to the American market and cities of Chicago and New York. The Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York has created an initiative called 'Dutch-Sustainable Energy' in the form of a website through which U.S. companies can find information about Dutch companies that provide energy efficiency solutions. The energy efficiency services in Chicago and New York are focused primarily on integrating services into the existing built environment, or new infill or redevelopment construction, rather than identifying opportunities for stand-alone applications. The sector research has been organized into four categories based on existing Dutch expertise: Energy Efficient Systems, Energy Efficient Products, Renewable Energy Generation Systems and Green Building Consultant Services

  13. Chicago Clean Air, Clean Water Project: Environmental Monitoring for a Healthy, Sustainable Urban Future

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    none, none; Tuchman, Nancy [Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES), Chicago, IL (United States)

    2015-11-11

    The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Loyola University Chicago and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) $486,000.00 for the proposal entitled “Chicago clean air, clean water project: Environmental monitoring for a healthy, sustainable urban future.” The project supported the purchase of analytical instruments for the development of an environmental analytical laboratory. The analytical laboratory is designed to support the testing of field water and soil samples for nutrients, industrial pollutants, heavy metals, and agricultural toxins, with special emphasis on testing Chicago regional soils and water affected by coal-based industry. Since the award was made in 2010, the IES has been launched (fall 2013), and the IES acquired a new state-of-the-art research and education facility on Loyola University Chicago’s Lakeshore campus. Two labs were included in the research and education facility. The second floor lab is the Ecology Laboratory where lab experiments and analyses are conducted on soil, plant, and water samples. The third floor lab is the Environmental Toxicology Lab where lab experiments on environmental toxins are conducted, as well as analytical tests conducted on water, soil, and plants. On the south end of the Environmental Toxicology Lab is the analytical instrumentation collection purchased from the present DOE grant, which is overseen by a full time Analytical Chemist (hired January 2016), who maintains the instruments, conducts analyses on samples, and helps to train faculty and undergraduate and graduate student researchers.

  14. Colorectal Cancer Screening among Chinese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese Immigrants in Chicago.

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    Kim, Karen; Chandrasekar, Edwin; Lam, Helen

    2015-12-01

    Asian Americans are now the most rapidly growing minority group in the USA. Over 60 % of Asian Americans in the USA are immigrants. Cancer has been the leading cause of death among Asian Americans since 1980. Understanding the barriers to screening is essential to reduce the unnecessary burden of cancer. Little is known about colorectal cancer screening behavior among foreign-born Asian Americans and how socio-demographic factors may influence the behavior. Even less is known about disaggregated Asian subgroups. Using data from the Chicago Asian Community Survey, a local health assessment survey of three Asian subgroups in Chicago, Chinese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese, this study found that the colorectal cancer screening rate were much lower among foreign-born Asian Americans in Chicago (30 %) than the national rate for the general population (59 %). Furthermore, we studied disaggregated data to determine colorectal cancer screening differences between communities. Findings from this study provide a critical evidence base to inform future research and intervention designs. PMID:26863553

  15. Trends in PM2.5 emissions, concentrations and apportionments in Detroit and Chicago

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    Milando, Chad; Huang, Lei; Batterman, Stuart

    2016-03-01

    PM2.5 concentrations throughout much of the U.S. have decreased over the last 15 years, but emissions and concentration trends can vary by location and source type. Such trends should be understood to inform air quality management and policies. This work examines trends in emissions, concentrations and source apportionments in two large Midwest U.S. cities, Detroit, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois. Annual and seasonal trends were investigated using National Emission Inventory (NEI) data for 2002 to 2011, speciated ambient PM2.5 data from 2001 to 2014, apportionments from positive matrix factorization (PMF) receptor modeling, and quantile regression. Over the study period, county-wide data suggest emissions from point sources decreased (Detroit) or held constant (Chicago), while emissions from on-road mobile sources were constant (Detroit) or increased (Chicago), however changes in methodology limit the interpretation of inventory trends. Ambient concentration data also suggest source and apportionment trends, e.g., annual median concentrations of PM2.5 in the two cities declined by 3.2-3.6%/yr (faster than national trends), and sulfate concentrations (due to coal-fired facilities and other point source emissions) declined even faster; in contrast, organic and elemental carbon (tracers of gasoline and diesel vehicle exhaust) declined more slowly or held constant. The PMF models identified nine sources in Detroit and eight in Chicago, the most important being secondary sulfate, secondary nitrate and vehicle emissions. A minor crustal dust source, metals sources, and a biomass source also were present in both cities. These apportionments showed that the median relative contributions from secondary sulfate sources decreased by 4.2-5.5% per year in Detroit and Chicago, while contributions from metals sources, biomass sources, and vehicles increased from 1.3 to 9.2% per year. This first application of quantile regression to trend analyses of speciated PM2.5 data reveals

  16. Measurements of leakage from Lake Michigan through three control structures near Chicago, Illinois, April-October 1993

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    Oberg, K.A.; Schmidt, A.R.

    1994-01-01

    A total of 213 measurements of leakage were made at three control structures near Chicago, Ill.--the Chicago River Controlling Works (CRCW), Thomas J. O'Brien Lock and Dam (O'Brien), and Wilmette Pumping Station (Wilmette)--using acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP's) and dye-dilution techniques. The CRCW consists of the Chicago Lock and two sets of sluice gates connected by a network of harbor walls. Leakage measurements were made in April, May, July, September, and October 1993 using an ADCP. The mean and standard deviation of leakage measured by the ADCP for the Chicago Lock river gate were 133 and 39 cubic feet per second, respectively. The mean and standard deviation of the leakage measurements at CRCW were 204 and 70 cubic feet per second, respectively. The mean and standard deviation of leakage measurements at O'Brien on September 17, 1993, were 21 and 10 cubic feet per second, respectively. The mean and standard deviation leakage measured at Wilmette using the ADCP were 59 and 8 cubic feet per second, respectively, in April 1993. After the pump bays at Wilmette were sealed in July 1993, the leakage dropped to less than 15 cubic feet per second in September 1993. Discharge estimated by dye-dilution at the Chicago Lock on July 15, 1993, was 160 cubic feet per second, or within 8 percent of the discharge measured with the ADCP. (USGS)

  17. Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial action program. Radiological survey of Eckhart Hall, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, September 14, 1976-March 22, 1977

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    A comprehensive radiological survey was conducted at the Eckhart Hall at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. General radiochemistry and/or physics research was performed at this facility during the MED/AEC era in the 1940s. The building is now used as laboratories, offices, and classrooms. Survey measurements included alpha and beta-gamma contamination determinations, both fixed and removable; beta-gamma exposure readings at contact and at 1 m (3 ft); estimates of radon-daughter concentrations in the air; and determination of concentrations of 137Cs, the 232Th decay chain, the 226Ra decay chain, and uranium in the soil on the site. Thirteen spots of contamination were found to be fixed to or under existing surfaces and not readily available for transfer to other locations. Under current use conditions, the potential for radiation exposure to occupants of this building from these sources of contamination is remote. Concentrations of radon daughters in the air of the building were less than the limit of 0.01 Working Level (WL) above background. No long-lived radionuclides were detected in any air sample. Concentrations of radionuclides in soil samples collected around the facility indicated background levels. The presumed maximum potential internal radiation 50-year dose commitments from inhalation/ingestion of contamination remaining from MED/AEC activities were calculated to be less than 25% of the appropriate annual standards for an individual in an uncontrolled area. Remedial measures such as stabilization of the contamination in place would be applicable as a short-term measure. In order to reduce the risk in the event that building modifications take place in the future, health physics procedures and coverage are recommended. The long-term solution would involve decontamination by removal of the radioactive residues

  18. Estratégias de hedge com os contratos futuros de soja da Chicago Board of Trade Hedging strategies with Chicago Board of Trade soybeans futures contracts

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    Fábio Neves de Carvalho da Silva Maia

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avalia os retornos e os riscos de estratégias de hedge para as dez principais regiões produtoras de soja do Brasil em relação aos contratos futuros de soja da Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT. Verificou-se que as bases apresentaram padrão bem definido: fortalecimento entre maio e novembro, seguido por enfraquecimento nos seis meses subsequentes. Os hedgers de compra possuem oportunidades de obter retornos brutos maiores, mas os riscos envolvidos nas estratégias de hedge de compra também são maiores. Conclui-se que os contratos de soja em grão da CBOT apresentam diferentes possibilidades de retornos brutos em função do tipo de hedge, do período hedgeado e do contrato utilizado. Logo, as informações disponibilizadas neste trabalho se apresentam como importante subsídio ao processo de tomada de decisão por parte dos agentes da cadeia agroindustrial da soja.This paper analyzes the return and risks of hedging strategies of the major ten soybean producing regions in Brazil concerning Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT future contracts. It was verified that the bases presented a well defined pattern characterized by strengthening from May to November and weakening in the remaining months. Long hedging had larger returns and larger risks comparing with short hedging. The conclusion of this study is that the CBOT soybean contracts present different returns depending on the type of hedging, on the period of hedging, and on the contract used. Therefore, the information presented in this paper is very important to support the decision making process in the Brazilian soybean agricultural system.

  19. Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial-action program. Radiological survey of Ryerson Physical Laboratory, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, September 11-25, 1976

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    A comprehensive radiological survey was conducted at the Ryerson Physical Laboratory at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. General radiochemistry and/or physics research was performed at this facility during the MED/AEC era in the 1940s. The building is now used as laboratories, offices, and classrooms. The survey was undertaken to determine the location and quantities of any radioactive materials remaining from the MED/AEC activities. Forty spots of contamination in 26 rooms possibly resulting from MED/AEC occupancy exceeded the allowable limits as given in ANSI Standard N13.12 for Group 1 nuclides. The potential for radiation exposure to occupants of this building from these sources of contamination is remote under current use conditions. Concentrations of radon daughters in the air of the building were less than the limit of 0.01 WL above background as given in the Surgeon General's Guidelines. Concentrations of radionuclides in soil samples collected around the facility indicated background levels. The presumed maximum potential dose for external penetrating radiation resulting from exposure to the radioactivity remaining from MED/AEC operations was calculated to be 140 mrem a year, which is 30% of the 500-mrem standard for an individual in an uncontrolled area. In order to reduce the potential for radiation exposure, remedial measures such as stabilization of the contamination in place would be applicable as a short-term measure. In order to reduce the risk in the event that building modifications take place in the future, health physics procedures and coverage are recommended. The long-term solution would involve decontamination by removal of the radioactive residues from the 26 rooms or areas where contamination possibly resulting from MED/AEC activities was detected

  20. Climate and heat-related emergencies in Chicago, Illinois (2003-2006)

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    Hartz, Donna A.; Golden, Jay S.; Sister, Chona; Chuang, Wen-Ching; Brazel, Anthony J.

    2012-01-01

    Extreme heat events are responsible for more deaths in the United States than floods, hurricanes and tornados combined. Yet, highly publicized events, such as the 2003 heat wave in Europe which caused in excess of 35,000 deaths, and the Chicago heat wave of 1995 that produced over 500 deaths, draw attention away from the countless thousands who, each year, fall victim to nonfatal health emergencies and illnesses directly attributed to heat. The health impact of heat waves and excessive heat are well known. Cities worldwide are seeking to better understand heat-related illnesses with respect to the specifics of climate, social demographics and spatial distributions. This information can support better preparation for heat-related emergency situations with regards to planning for response capacity and placement of emergency resources and personnel. This study deals specifically with the relationship between climate and heat-related dispatches (HRD, emergency 911 calls) in Chicago, Illinois, between 2003 and 2006. It is part of a larger, more in-depth, study that includes urban morphology and social factors that impact heat-related emergency dispatch calls in Chicago. The highest occurrences of HRD are located in the central business district, but are generally scattered across the city. Though temperature can be a very good predictor of high HRD, heat index is a better indicator. We determined temperature and heat index thresholds for high HRD. We were also able to identify a lag in HRD as well as other situations that triggered higher (or lower) HRD than would typically be generated for the temperature and humidity levels, such as early afternoon rainfall and special events.

  1. History of transportation in Chicago: Its impact on the urban landscape

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    In this paper the author presents some of his thoughts on the relationship between transportation and how Chicago used its land. He has chosen to do this by looking at the question from a historical perspective. He attempts to do this by tracking the link between transportation and the use of land. This linkage actually involves only a few simple human factors such as a desire to pay the least amount for land, getting from place to place as swiftly as possible, being paid the most for work done and living in a country-like setting with all of the serenity that image conjures. The author argues these factors are what brought Chicago to where it is, and makes no attempt to judge this as good or bad. The author argues that energy consumption or scarcity, like railroad or transit strikes, have had little long-term effect on how people travel and therefore how they use land. The notion that resources were inexhaustible permeated Chicago's early history. Human factors appear to the author to have had and probably will continue to have a more profound effect on transportation than anything else. He does not believe society knows what individuals will pay in energy costs to maintain their real or perceived mobility. The real cost of fuel and vehicles is much higher (and so is transit usage) in Europe, but VMT and vehicle ownership still are growing at an astounding rate. Mobility is perceived as good, not bad. How does one convince people to limit their mobility when it is good?

  2. Understanding Spatiotemporal Patterns of Biking Behavior by Analyzing Massive Bike Sharing Data in Chicago.

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    Full Text Available The growing number of bike sharing systems (BSS in many cities largely facilitates biking for transportation and recreation. Most recent bike sharing systems produce time and location specific data, which enables the study of travel behavior and mobility of each individual. However, despite a rapid growth of interest, studies on massive bike sharing data and the underneath travel pattern are still limited. Few studies have explored and visualized spatiotemporal patterns of bike sharing behavior using flow clustering, nor examined the station functional profiles based on over-demand patterns. This study investigated the spatiotemporal biking pattern in Chicago by analyzing massive BSS data from July to December in 2013 and 2014. The BSS in Chicago gained more popularity. About 15.9% more people subscribed to this service. Specifically, we constructed bike flow similarity graph and used fastgreedy algorithm to detect spatial communities of biking flows. By using the proposed methods, we discovered unique travel patterns on weekdays and weekends as well as different travel trends for customers and subscribers from the noisy massive amount data. In addition, we also examined the temporal demands for bikes and docks using hierarchical clustering method. Results demonstrated the modeled over-demand patterns in Chicago. This study contributes to offer better knowledge of biking flow patterns, which was difficult to obtain using traditional methods. Given the trend of increasing popularity of the BSS and data openness in different cities, methods used in this study can extend to examine the biking patterns and BSS functionality in different cities.

  3. Control-structure ratings on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Lockport, Illinois

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    Straub, Timothy D.; Johnson, Kevin K.; Hortness, Jon E.; Duncker, James J.

    2012-01-01

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago regulate flows through control structures along the Lake Michigan lakefront and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) for Lake Michigan diversion accounting, flood control, sanitary, and navigation purposes. This report documents the measurement and computation of flow through the Lockport Controlling Works (LCW) and the Lockport Powerhouse. This analysis aided in evaluation of the ratings at both structures, and the development of new ratings at the controlling works. The LCW structure consists of seven 30-feet (ft) wide sluice gates and is used to divert water from the CSSC and into the Des Plaines River. The flow regimes for the sluice gate included both free and submerged weir. Forty and 491 flow values from U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations were used to develop equations describing free- and submerged-weir flow, respectively, through the sluice gates. The equations were developed for canal headwater elevations ranging from -7.0 to -10.5 ft Chicago City Datum (CCD), and tailwater (Des Plaines River at Lockport) to headwater (CSSC-LCW-Base) ratios ranging from 0.31 to 0.66. The Lockport Powerhouse structure consists of nine 9-ft wide by 14-ft high sluice gates and two 10-ft diameter turbines. Both tailwater and no-tailwater effect flow regimes occurred during nine measurements. Also, the canal headwater elevations ranged from -2.74 to -8.45 ft CCD, and the gates were configured six different ways during the measurements.

  4. Formerly Utilized MED/AEC Sites Remedial Action Program. Project management plan for the decontamination of Jones Laboratory, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, and Eckhart Hall, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

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    The Department of Energy (DOE) has in place a plan for the decontamination and decommissioning of contaminated sites that had been formerly utilized by the Manhattan Engineering District (MED) and/or the Atomic Energy Commission. This plan is referred to as the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Among these sites are Jones Laboratory, Ryerson Physical Laboratory and Eckhart Hall of The University of Chicago at Chicago, Illinois. This document represents the Project Management Plan for the decontamination of these facilities. 13 references, 3 figures, 1 table

  5. Banks and the Racial Patterning of Homicide: A Study of Chicago Neighborhoods

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    María B. Veléz

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available While bank investment is a driving force behind neighborhood viability, few studies have directly examined the effects of bank loan practices on neighborhood crime rates. This paper proposes that variation in residential bank loans helps explain the higher rates of homicide in minority neighborhoods in Chicago compared to white neighborhoods. It finds that black and Latino neighborhoods would experience fewer homicides if more financial capital were infused into these neighborhoods. These findings suggest that neighborhoods are shaped profoundly by the decisions of external economic actors.

  6. Culex Flavivirus and West Nile Virus Mosquito Coinfection and Positive Ecological Association in Chicago, United States

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    Newman, Christina M.; Cerutti, Francesco; Anderson, Tavis K.; Hamer, Gabriel L.; Walker, Edward D.; Kitron, Uriel D.; Ruiz, Marilyn O.; Brawn, Jeffery D.; GOLDBERG, TONY L.

    2011-01-01

    Culex flavivirus (CxFV) is an insect-specific flavivirus globally distributed in mosquitoes of the genus Culex. CxFV was positively associated with West Nile virus (WNV) infection in a case–control study of 268 mosquito pools from an endemic focus of WNV transmission in Chicago, United States. Specifically, WNV-positive Culex mosquito pools were four times more likely also to be infected with CxFV than were spatiotemporally matched WNV-negative pools. In addition, mosquito pools from resident...

  7. Explanatory Models of Health and Disease Among South Asian Immigrants in Chicago

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    Tirodkar, Manasi A.; Baker, David W.; Makoul, Gregory T.; Khurana, Neerja; Paracha, Muhammad W.; Kandula, Namratha R.

    2011-01-01

    To identify concepts of health and disease as part of a study on designing culturally-targeted heart disease prevention messages for South Asians. We conducted qualitative, semi-structured interviews in English, Hindi and Urdu with 75 respondents from a federally qualified health center and at a community center for South Asian immigrants in Chicago, Illinois. Age ranged from 20 to 70 years; 60% were women; 60% held advanced degrees; 70% migrated to the US in the last 10 years; and 60% of the...

  8. New Chicago-Indiana computer network prepared to handle massive data flow

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    "The Chicago-Indiana system is ont of five Tier-2 (regional) centers in the United States that will receive data from one of four massive detectors at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European particle physics laboratory in Geneva. When the new instrument begins operating late next year, beams of protons will collide 40 million times a second. When each of those proton beams reaches full intensity, each collision will produce approximately 23 interactions between protons that will create various types of subatomic particles." (1,5 page)

  9. Self-mastery among Chinese Older Adults in the Greater Chicago Area

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    Xinqi Dong

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Self-mastery is an important psychological resource to cope with stressful situations. However, we have limited understanding of self-mastery among minority aging populations. Objective: This study aims to examine the presence and levels of self-mastery among U.S. Chinese older adults. Methods: Data were drawn from the PINE study, a population-based survey of U.S. Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area. Guided by a community-based participatory research approach, a total of 3,159 Chinese older adults aged 60 and above were surveyed. A Chinese version of the Self-Mastery Scale was used to assess self-mastery. Results: Out of the 7-item Chinese Self-Mastery Scale, approximately 42.8% to 87.5% of Chinese older adults experienced some degree of self-mastery in their lives. Older adults with no formal education and the oldest-old aged 85 and over had the lowest level of self-mastery in our study. A higher mastery level was associated with being married, having fewer children, better self-reported health status, better quality of life, and positive health changes. Conclusion: Although self-mastery is commonly experienced among the Chinese aging population in the Greater Chicago area, specific subgroups are still vulnerable. Future longitudinal studies are needed to improve the understanding of risk factors and outcomes associated with self-mastery among Chinese older adults.

  10. "Mr. Dewey Is Crazy and Katharine Sharp Hates the University of Chicago:" Gender, Power, and Personality and the Demise of the University of Chicago Course in Library Science 1897-1903

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    Stauffer, Suzanne M.

    2015-01-01

    In 1897, the University of Chicago Extension Division began offering what we today would call "bibliographic instruction" under the aegis of the Bureau of Information of the Illinois State Library Association. The program was expanded under university librarian Zella Allen Dixson, and by 1900 was designed to train librarians and library…

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    ... COMMISSION Order Finding That the Carbon Financial Instrument Contract Offered for Trading on the Chicago... intent to undertake a determination whether the Carbon Financial Instrument (``CFI'') contract offered... thereunder. \\1\\ 74 FR 42052 (August 20, 2009). DATES: Effective date: April 28, 2010. FOR FURTHER...

  12. 75 FR 32832 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    ... purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments Regarding the Proposed Rule... COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Reduce the Amount of Its Trading Permit Cancellation Fee June 3,...

  13. Early Childhood Intervention and Early Adolescent Social and Emotional Competence: Second-Generation Evaluation Evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study

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    Niles, Michael D.; Reynolds, Arthur J.; Roe-Sepowitz, Dominique

    2008-01-01

    Background: To explore whether social or emotional outcomes for high-risk early adolescent youth that attended an established preventive intervention called the Chicago Child-Parent Center Preschool Program (CPC) are moderated by individual, family and program variations. Purpose: Two questions are addressed: (1) Do the effects of CPC preschool…

  14. The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students: A Focus on Four-Year College Degrees. Research Brief

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    Healey, Kaleen; Nagaoka, Jenny; Michelman, Valerie

    2014-01-01

    A four-year college degree increases a student's employment prospects and earning potential. Given this importance, it is not surprising that 75 percent of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school students aspire to obtain at least a four-year college degree. Yet, prior research showed that few achieved this goal: a 2006 University of Chicago…

  15. Leaving Chicago for Iowa's "Fields of Opportunity": Community Dispossession, Rootlessness, and the Quest for Somewhere to "Be OK"

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    Keene, Danya E; Padilla, Mark B; Geronimus, Arline T

    2010-09-01

    In recent years, urban development and public housing demolition have posed challenges to the social and geographic rootedness of low-income African Americans in urban areas. In particular, in Chicago, widespread public housing demolition, occurring in the context of rapid gentrification, has contributed to increasing shortages of affordable low-income housing. This study uses in-depth interviews and participant observation to examine the migration experiences of men and women who have left urban neighborhoods and public housing developments in Chicago searching for affordable housing and economic opportunity in eastern Iowa. This particular analysis focuses on experiences of social and geographic "rootlessness" that emerged as a major theme in these interviews. Participants describe community dispossession in Chicago that has threatened not only the ties between individuals and their social support networks, but also connections and claims to the places in which these ties are rooted. Narratives that describe leaving Chicago in this context and then trying to get by as a stigmatized outsider in "someone else's city" speak to a process of dislocation that may disrupt critical social-support resources that are known to mitigate the consequences of structural disadvantage. PMID:21037928

  16. "Ghosts of Sociologies Past": Settlement Sociology in the Progressive Era at the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy

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    MacLean, Vicky M.; Williams, Joyce E.

    2012-01-01

    This embedded case study of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy (CSCP) illustrates the development of disciplinary boundaries during a transitional period of professionalization in the social sciences, particularly for the fields of sociology and social work. Drawing on archival data (e.g., reports, scholarly and autobiographical…

  17. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: An Analysis of the Chicago Public Schools' Capital Improvement Plan.

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    Ryan, Matt; Schwartz, Chris

    This report examines the Chicago Public School System's need for capital improvement, and it highlights action plans for the future. The report reveals that many planned school improvements projects are unfunded and that there is about $229 million worth of projects that no longer appear in the city's capital improvements plan. Overcrowding…

  18. Uprooted Children 1957-1967. Trends in Number of Chicago Area Children in Foster Placements and Institutions.

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    Fuller, Joan M.

    This report attempts to synthesize the available information about 16,000 children in the Chicago Area who are living in "uprooted" circumstances in the sense of having been removed from their own homes for one reason or other, and having been placed in substitute homes. Over 100 separate agency facilities and programs for children are encompassed…

  19. Behind the Photos and the Tears: Media Images, Neoliberal Discourses, Racialized Constructions of Space and School Closings in Chicago

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    Allweiss, Alexandra; Grant, Carl A.; Manning, Karla

    2015-01-01

    This critical article provides insights into how media frames influence our understandings of school reform in urban spaces by examining images of students during the 2013 school closings in Chicago. Using visual framing analysis and informed by framing theory and critiques of neoliberalism we seek to explore two questions: (1) What role do media…

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    ... Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone Subzone 22-- Chicago, IL, Temporary/Interim Manufacturing Authority, Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Pharmaceutical and Biological Product Manufacturing), Notice of.../ interim manufacturing (T/IM) authority, on behalf of Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter) to...

  1. 77 FR 65896 - Award of a Single-Source Replacement Grant to SOS Children's Villages Illinois in Chicago, IL

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    ... and homeless youth who are trapped in a cycle of violence and poverty and have little or no family... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Award of a Single-Source Replacement Grant to SOS Children's Villages Illinois in Chicago, IL AGENCY: Family and Youth Services Bureau, ACYF,...

  2. 75 FR 5146 - Tempel Steel Company Including On-Site Leased Workers From Aerotek Staffing Chicago, IL; Tempel...

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    ... Staffing, Chicago, Illinois. The notice was published in the Federal Register on December 11, 2009 (74 FR 65799). At the request of a company official, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of... certification to include workers of the Libertyville, Illinois location of Temple Steel Company and...

  3. 77 FR 53252 - Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for the Chicago, IL, to Detroit-Pontiac, MI, Regional...

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    ... Chicago hub and spoke passenger rail system; introduction of modern, high-speed trains operating at speeds... Pontiac, Michigan to the east. The Corridor is a federally designated high speed rail (HSR) corridor with... alternative alignments and proposed changes in passenger rail train frequency, speed, and on-time...

  4. Theoretical high energy physics research at the University of Chicago: Progress report, April 1, 1987-March 31, 1988

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    This paper briefly discusses the high energy physics work done at the University of Chicago. Certain topics discussed are: hadron spectroscopy, CP violation, neutral leptons, supersymmetry, magnetic moments of baryons and quarks, low energy effective field theories, electromagnetic properties of baryons and mass mixing of quarks and neutrinos

  5. Making a Success of "Algebra for All": The Impact of Extended Instructional Time and Classroom Peer Skill in Chicago

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    Nomi, Takako; Raudenbush, Stephen W.

    2016-01-01

    In 2003, Chicago launched "Double-Dose Algebra," requiring students with pretest scores below the national median to take two periods of math--algebra and supplemental coursework. In many schools, assignment to Double Dose changed the peer composition of the algebra classroom. Using school-specific instrumental variables within a…

  6. Numerical modeling of simultaneous tracer release and piscicide treatment for invasive species control in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago, Illinois

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    Zhu, Zhenduo; Motta, Davide; Jackson, P. Ryan; Garcia, Marcelo H.

    2016-01-01

    In December 2009, during a piscicide treatment targeting the invasive Asian carp in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Rhodamine WT dye was released to track and document the transport and dispersion of the piscicide. In this study, two modeling approaches are presented to reproduce the advection and dispersion of the dye tracer (and piscicide), a one-dimensional analytical solution and a three-dimensional numerical model. The two approaches were compared with field measurements of concentration and their applicability is discussed. Acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements were used to estimate the longitudinal dispersion coefficients at ten cross sections, which were taken as reference for calibrating the longitudinal dispersion coefficient in the one-dimensional analytical solution. While the analytical solution is fast, relatively simple, and can fairly accurately predict the core of the observed concentration time series at points downstream, it does not capture the tail of the breakthrough curves. These tails are well reproduced by the three-dimensional model, because it accounts for the effects of dead zones and a power plant which withdraws nearly 80 % of the water from the canal for cooling purposes before returning it back to the canal.

  7. Airborne Observations of Mercury Emissions from the Chicago/Gary Urban/Industrial Area during the 2013 NOMADSS Campaign

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    Gratz, L.; Ambrose, J. L., II; Jaffe, D. A.; Knote, C. J.; Jaegle, L.; Selin, N. E.; Campos, T. L.; Flocke, F. M.; Reeves, J. M.; Stechman, D. M.; Stell, M. H.; Weinheimer, A. J.; Knapp, D. J.; Montzka, D.; Tyndall, G. S.; Mauldin, L.; Cantrell, C. A.; Apel, E. C.; Hornbrook, R. S.; Blake, N. J.

    2015-12-01

    Atmospheric emissions from the Chicago/Gary urban/industrial area significantly enhance ambient mercury (Hg) concentrations and lead to increased levels of atmospheric mercury deposition within the Lake Michigan Basin (Gratz et al., 2013a; Gratz et al., 2013b; Landis and Keeler, 2002; Landis et al., 2002; Vette et al., 2002). In this study we use airborne observations of total atmospheric Hg (THg) collected over Lake Michigan during summer 2013 as part of the Nitrogen, Oxidants, Mercury, and Aerosol Distributions, Sources, and Sinks (NOMADSS) field campaign to quantify the outflow of total atmospheric Hg from the Chicago/Gary urban/industrial area. We use concurrent airborne measurements of THg, carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxide (SO2) to calculate measured enhancement ratios (ER) and thus characterize Chicago/Gary emissions. We determine the observed THg/CO ER in outflow from Chicago/Gary to be 2.11x10-7 mol mol-1, which is comparable to values reported in the literature for other major U.S. urban/industrial areas (Radke et al., 2007; Talbot et al., 2008; Weiss-Penzias et al., 2013). We also employ the FLEXPART Lagrangian transport and dispersion model to simulate air mass transport during plume encounters. We convolve the emissions of each species from the 2011 U.S. EPA National Emissions Inventory (NEI) with the FLEXPART-modeled air mass transport to compare our observations to inventoried emission ratios (EmR). We find that the inventoried THg/CO EmRs are biased low by -63% to -67% compared to the observed ERs for the Chicago/Gary area. This suggests that there are many small emission sources that are not fully accounted for within the inventory, and/or that the re-emission of legacy Hg is a significant source of THg to the atmosphere in this region.

  8. Molecular detection of Plasmodium in free-ranging birds and captive flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) in Chicago.

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    Thurber, Mary Irene; Gamble, Kathryn C; Krebs, Bethany; Goldberg, Tony L

    2014-12-01

    Frozen blood samples from 13 species of free-ranging birds (n = 65) and captive Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) (n = 46) housed outdoors in the Chicago area were screened for Plasmodium. With the use of a modified polymerase chain reaction, 20/65 (30.8%) of free-ranging birds and 26/46 (56.5%) of flamingos were classified as positive for this parasite genus. DNA sequencing of the parasite cytochrome b gene in positive samples demonstrated that eight species of free-ranging birds were infected with five different Plasmodium spp. cytochrome b lineages, and all positive Chilean flamingos were infected with Plasmodium spp. cytochrome b lineages most closely related to organisms in the Novyella subgenus. These results show that Chilean flamingos may harbor subclinical malaria infections more frequently than previously estimated, and that they may have increased susceptibility to some Plasmodium species. PMID:25632659

  9. Is the Urban Coyote a Misanthropic Synanthrope? The Case from Chicago

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    Stanley D. Gehrt

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Coyotes appear to be one of the few mammalian carnivores that occur in urban areas, although their true relationship with urbanization remains poorly understood. We summarize results from a long-term study of the urban ecology of coyotes in the Chicago metropolitan area to determine the degree of synanthropy for this species and discuss the subsequent management implications for human-coyote conflicts. Local population densities were slightly higher, and survival rates for pups were five times higher compared to rural populations. In contrast to demographic patterns, behavioral responses to urbanization, including home range size, avoidance of developed land cover, activity budget, and diet, were not consistent with synanthropy, even for coyotes located in the urban matrix. We discuss the management implications of the paradoxical relationship coyotes have with people and cities.

  10. La no neutralidad del dinero en el largo plazo. Un debate entre Chicago & Viena.

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    Ravier Adrián O.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Existen numerosos consensos entre los economistas de Chicago y Viena en lo que concierne a la comprensión del funcionamiento de los mercados y las políticas públicas, y en el rechazo al intervencionismo, el socialismo y el totalitarismo. Sin embargo, en lo referente a temas macroeconómicos, y en particular a la política monetaria y a la neutralidad o no neutralidad de sus efectos en el largo plazo, aparecen diferencias sustanciales. Este artículo repasa el debate entre estas dos escuelas de pensamiento, tomando como base una crítica que el Dr. Humphrey elaboró en 1984. La relevancia de discutir este trabajo, veinticinco años después de su publicación consiste en retomar un debate que permaneció olvidado desde entonces.

  11. News from the library : Working with words? The Chicago Manual of Style is there to help

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    Among the many useful resources the Library can offer you, the style manuals occupy a central role.   According to Wikipedia, "a style guide or style manual is a set of standards for the writing and design of documents, either for general use or for a specific publication, organization or field. The implementation of a style guide provides uniformity in style and formatting of a document." The 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style is now available online to the CERN community. It will provide you with general guidelines for preparing electronic manuscripts for books, along with citation, spelling, punctuation and abbreviations guidelines. You can access it here. Don't hesitate to send us your suggestions for any other style manuals that could be added to the Library collection. The contact email address for feedback is library.desk@cern.ch.      

  12. Intersexuality and the "Chicago Consensus": the vicissitudes of nomenclature and their regulatory implications

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    Paula Sandrine Machado

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to analyze the composition and meaning of the "Chicago Consensus," published in two medical journals in August 2006. The "Consensus" recommends the use of the nomenclature "Disorders of Sex Development" (DSD instead of the former classification of the "Intersexual States." Also, it suggests conducts related to diagnostic and intervention in these situations. The analysis points to the appearance of new terminologies, in which a medical specialty (genetics is emphasized, and to the effort towards a classification progressively based on more "technical" terms and with very complex and specific codes. The "Consensus" reaffirms, thus, the fundamental role played by genetics and molecular biology in the discussion and production of knowledge inside the biologic and medical field of the "sexual determination and differentiation," as well as in research and interventions related to intersexuality. In this context, the emergence of the "sexcode" - a sex "revealed" in the microscopic level of the body - is highlighted.

  13. Sidescan sonar examination of deteriorated revetments and bulkheads along Chicago's lake front

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    Chrzastowski, Michael J.

    1989-01-01

    Lakefill for parks along Chicago's lake front is primarily defended with aged, deteriorated revetments. Survey by 100- and 500-kHz sidescan sonar documents that structural failure of the revetments is not related to lake-bottom undermining. The size and weight of the rock fill in the cribs is identified as a critical factor. Long-term effects of wave surge combined with ice action and gravity can remove rock fill either through breaks in the timber crib wall, or where revetment design offers lakeward exposure of the rock fill. Capstones are displaced when they lose underlying support. Revetments with a lakeward face of steel sheetpile, or toe protection mounded high against the structure, have no significant capstone displacement and are models for improved design. This study supports a rebuilding project that will bury the old revetments with new structures having a lakeward face of either steel sheetpile or a rubble mound.

  14. 18S rDNA dataset profiling microeukaryotic populations within Chicago area nearshore waters

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    Daniel Searle

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Despite their critical role in the aquatic food web and nutrient cycling, microeukaryotes within freshwater environments are under-studied. Herein we present the first high-throughput molecular survey of microeukaryotes within Lake Michigan. Every two weeks from May 13 to August 5, 2014, we collected surface water samples from the nearshore waters of four Chicago area beaches: Gillson Park, Montrose Beach, 57th Street Beach, and Calumet Beach. Four biological replicates were collected for each sampling date and location, resulting in 112 samples. Eighty-nine of these samples were surveyed through targeted sequencing of the V7 and V8 regions of the 18S rDNA gene. Both technical and biological replicates were sequenced and are included in this dataset. Raw sequence data is available via NCBI’s SRA database (BioProject PRJNA294919.

  15. Who has time for Ćejf? Postsocialist migration and slow coffee in neoliberal Chicago.

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    Croegaert, Ana

    2011-01-01

    The official end to communism in Eastern Europe marked the onset of major migratory movements. Perhaps the most abrupt of these population shifts was the displacement of more than two million people in Yugoslavia's violent dissolution. Much of the existing literature on refugee migration has focused on victimization and citizenship claims. Alternatively, I draw on ethnographic research among Bosnian refugee-immigrants in Chicago to examine how a group of adult women migrants used one commodity - coffee - to manage and evaluate their displacements. The kind of slow-coffee drinking described here is informed by an ethics of consumption developed under Yugoslav socialism, nostalgias for pre-Yugoslav Islam and pre-Ottoman Bosnia, and exposure to U.S. neoliberalism. Placing consumption at the center of analysis reveals the structural constraints of the postconflict period and brings to light refugees’ active navigations of everyday life and society in their postsocialist present, lived out as refugees in the United States. PMID:22145155

  16. Home asthma triggers: barriers to asthma control in Chicago Puerto Rican children.

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    Martin, Molly A; Thomas, Ann Marie; Mosnaim, Giselle; Greve, Matthew; Swider, Susan M; Rothschild, Steven K

    2013-05-01

    We sought objectively to measure, summarize, and contextualize the asthma triggers found in the homes of urban high-risk Puerto Rican children and adolescents with asthma in Chicago. Data were from the baseline home assessments of Project CURA. Research assistants interviewed caregivers, conducted a home visual inspection, and collected saliva samples for cotinine analysis. A trigger behavior summary score was created. The housing inspected was old with multiple units and obvious structural deficiencies. Many allergic and irritant triggers were observed. Having a controller medicine or private insurance was associated with lower trigger behavior summary scores; caregiver depression, caregiver perceived stress, and child negative life events were associated with high trigger scores. The final multivariate model retained had a controller medicine, private insurance, and caregiver perceived stress. The data from this high-risk cohort identified modifiable areas where environmental interventions could reduce morbidity in Puerto Rican children and adolescents. PMID:23728047

  17. Chicago NATO Summit and the New Dynamic of Military Security in the Black Sea Region

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    Eugen Lungu

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available At Chicago NATO Summit, held on the 20th –the 21st of May 2012, it was declared the end of the first operational phase of the NATO missile shield in Europe. There are two NATO countries, Romania and Turkey, countries located in the Black Sea region which will host the NATO missile shield elements, this project is to be operationalized by 2020. The Russian Federation did not sign an agreement with the U.S. about the missile shield and I consider that the NATO missile shield affects its strategic and security interests. The existence of several frozen conflicts in the Black Sea region, the U.S., NATO, EU and the Russian Federation interests at the regional level, plus the arrival of the first military capabilities of the missile shield, will generate a new dynamics of the military security in Black Sea Region.

  18. The Chicago face database: A free stimulus set of faces and norming data.

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    Ma, Debbie S; Correll, Joshua; Wittenbrink, Bernd

    2015-12-01

    Researchers studying a range of psychological phenomena (e.g., theory of mind, emotion, stereotyping and prejudice, interpersonal attraction, etc.) sometimes employ photographs of people as stimuli. In this paper, we introduce the Chicago Face Database, a free resource consisting of 158 high-resolution, standardized photographs of Black and White males and females between the ages of 18 and 40 years and extensive data about these targets. In Study 1, we report pre-testing of these faces, which includes both subjective norming data and objective physical measurements of the images included in the database. In Study 2 we surveyed psychology researchers to assess the suitability of these targets for research purposes and explored factors that were associated with researchers' judgments of suitability. Instructions are outlined for those interested in obtaining access to the stimulus set and accompanying ratings and measures. PMID:25582810

  19. Optimizing Whole House Deep Energy Retrofit Packages: A Case Study of Existing Chicago-Area Homes

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    Honnie Aguilar Leinartas

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Improving the energy efficiency of the residential building stock plays a key role in mitigating global climate change. New guidelines are targeting widespread application of deep energy retrofits to existing homes that reduce their annual energy use by 50%, but questions remain as to how to identify and prioritize the most cost-effective retrofit measures. This work demonstrates the utility of whole building energy simulation and optimization software to construct a “tool-box” of prescriptive deep energy retrofits that can be applied to large portions of the existing housing stock. We consider 10 generally representative typology groups of existing single-family detached homes built prior to 1978 in the Chicago area for identifying cost-optimal deep energy retrofit packages. Simulations were conducted in BEopt and EnergyPlus operating on a cloud-computing platform to first identify cost-optimal enclosure retrofits and then identify cost-optimal upgrades to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC systems. Results reveal that prescriptive retrofit packages achieving at least 50% site energy savings can be defined for most homes through a combination of envelope retrofits, lighting upgrades, and upgrades to existing HVAC system efficiency or conversion to mini-split heat pumps. The average upfront cost of retrofits is estimated to be ~$14,400, resulting in average annual site energy savings of ~54% and an average simple payback period of ~25 years. Widespread application of these prescriptive retrofit packages across the existing Chicago-area residential building stock is predicted to reduce annual site energy use by 3.7 × 1016 J and yield approximately $280 million USD in annual energy savings.

  20. Characterizing the fabric of the urban environment: A case studyof Metropolitan Chicago, Illinois and Executive Summary

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    Akbari, Hashem; Rose, Leanna Shea

    2001-10-30

    Urban fabric data are needed in order to estimate the impactof light-colored surfaces (roofs and pavements) and urban vegetation(trees, grass, shrubs) on the meteorology and air quality of a city, andto design effective implementation programs. In this report, we discussthe result of a semi-automatic Monte-Carlo statistical approach used todevelop data on surface-type distribution and city-fabric makeup(percentage of various surface-types) using aerial colororthophotography. The digital aerial photographs for metropolitan Chicagocovered a total of about 36 km2 (14 mi2). At 0.3m resolution, there wereapproximately 3.9 x 108 pixels of data. Four major land-use types wereexamined: commercial, industrial, residential, andtransportation/communication. On average, for the areas studied, atground level vegetation covers about 29 percent of the area (ranging 4 80percent); roofs cover about 25 percent (ranging 8 41 percent), and pavedsurfaces about 33 percent (ranging 12 59 percent). For the most part,trees shade streets, parking lots, grass, and side-walks. In commercialareas, paved surfaces cover 50 60 percent of the area. In residentialareas, on average, paved surfaces cover about 27percent of the area.Land-use/land-cover (LULC) data from the United States Geological Surveywas used to extrapolate these results from neighborhood scales tometropolitan Chicago. In an area of roughly 2500 km2, defining most ofmetropolitan Chicago, over 53 percent is residential. The total roof areais about 680 km2, and the total paved surfaces (roads, parking areas,sidewalks) are about 880 km2. The total vegetated area is about 680km2.

  1. Efficacy of monitoring and empirical predictive modeling at improving public health protection at Chicago beaches

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    Nevers, Meredith B.; Whitman, Richard L.

    2011-01-01

    Efforts to improve public health protection in recreational swimming waters have focused on obtaining real-time estimates of water quality. Current monitoring techniques rely on the time-intensive culturing of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) from water samples, but rapidly changing FIB concentrations result in management errors that lead to the public being exposed to high FIB concentrations (type II error) or beaches being closed despite acceptable water quality (type I error). Empirical predictive models may provide a rapid solution, but their effectiveness at improving health protection has not been adequately assessed. We sought to determine if emerging monitoring approaches could effectively reduce risk of illness exposure by minimizing management errors. We examined four monitoring approaches (inactive, current protocol, a single predictive model for all beaches, and individual models for each beach) with increasing refinement at 14 Chicago beaches using historical monitoring and hydrometeorological data and compared management outcomes using different standards for decision-making. Predictability (R2) of FIB concentration improved with model refinement at all beaches but one. Predictive models did not always reduce the number of management errors and therefore the overall illness burden. Use of a Chicago-specific single-sample standard-rather than the default 235 E. coli CFU/100 ml widely used-together with predictive modeling resulted in the greatest number of open beach days without any increase in public health risk. These results emphasize that emerging monitoring approaches such as empirical models are not equally applicable at all beaches, and combining monitoring approaches may expand beach access.

  2. Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites Remedial Action Program. Report of the decontamination of Jones Chemical Laboratory, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, and Eckhart Hall, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

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    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has implemented a program to decontaminate radioactively contaminated sites that were formerly utilized by the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) and/or the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) for activities that included handling of radioactive material. This program is referred to as the ''Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program'' (FUSRAP). Among these sites are Jones Chemical Laboratory, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, Kent Chemical Laboratory, and Eckhart Hall of The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Since 1977, the University of Chicago decontaminated Kent Chemical Laboratory as part of a facilities renovation program. All areas of Eckhart Hall, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, and Jones Chemical Laboratory that had been identified as contaminated in excess of current guidelines in the 1976-1977 surveys were decontaminated to levels where no contamination could be detected relative to natural backgrounds. All areas that required defacing to achieve this goal were restored to their original condition. The radiological evaluation of the sewer system, based primarily on the radiochemical analyses of sludge and water samples, indicated that the entire sewer system is potentially contaminated. While this evaluation was defined as part of this project, the decontamination of the sewer system was not included in the purview of this effort. The documentation included in this report substantiates the judgment that all contaminated areas identified in the earlier reports in the three structures included in the decontamination effort (Eckhart Hall, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, and Jones Chemical Laboratory) were cleaned to levels commensurate with release for unrestricted use

  3. DuSable High School Internet Project and its influence in connecting Chicago Public Schools to the Internet

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    York, D. G.; Mac Low, M. M.; Brown, B.; Franco, L. M.; Rebull, L. M.; Graziani, C.; Lauroesch, J.

    1998-05-01

    Jean Baptiste Point DuSable High School is a public school in inner city Chicago with a 100% African American student population, over 90% of which live below the poverty limit. In 1995, in partnership with the University of Chicago they applied to NASA's IDEAS program for seed money to bring the Internet to the school via a dedicated T1 connection. We will present the detailed successes and failures of this project. While several aspects did not work out as well as expected, in the long term the project did provide important guidance for a more sucessful involvement in 12 additional public schools in the same social situation. In these more recent involvements we have been able to provide more consistent and continued support than was possible at DuSable High School.

  4. Tobacco and alcohol billboards in 50 Chicago neighborhoods: market segmentation to sell dangerous products to the poor.

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    Hackbarth, D P; Silvestri, B; Cosper, W

    1995-01-01

    This paper describes a study of billboard advertising of tobacco and alcohol products in the city of Chicago. All billboards were counted and their advertising themes noted. These data were matched with information on population and race from the 1990 census in order to document which geographic areas of the city, if any, had excess tobacco or alcohol billboards. The data revealed that minority wards were burdened with three times as many tobacco billboards and five times as many alcohol billboards when compared to white wards. The findings are congruent with studies conducted in other urban areas, which demonstrate a consistent pattern of tobacco and alcohol advertisers targeting poor and minority neighborhoods for outdoor advertising of their dangerous products. Chicago legislative initiatives based on the billboard study are described. PMID:7560056

  5. The Chicago Parent Program: Comparing 1-Year Outcomes for African American and Latino Parents of Young Children

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    Breitenstein, Susan M.; Gross, Deborah; Fogg, Louis; Ridge, Alison; Garvey, Christine; Julion, Wrenetha; Tucker, Sharon

    2012-01-01

    Data were merged from two prevention randomized trials testing 1-year outcomes of a parenting skills program, the Chicago Parent Program (CPP), and comparing its effects for African-American (n=291) versus Latino (n=213) parents and their preschool children. Compared to controls, intervention parents had improved self-efficacy, used less corporal punishment and more consistent discipline, and demonstrated more positive parenting. Intervention children had greater reductions in behavior proble...

  6. Labelling the Ottoman Empire as ‘Turkey’ in the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893

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    Özge Girit Heck

    2015-01-01

    Through an examination of government, media, and commercial sources published during the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, this article demonstrates the co-existence of three dominant ideological movements that helped create a unified social identity for the Ottoman Empire against threats of nationalism and imperialism from the Great Western Powers, in specific, the United States, during the late nineteenth century. The three ideologies that found a representation at the World’s Fair were: Ottoma...

  7. Measures of spatial accessibility to health care in a GIS environment: synthesis and a case study in the Chicago region

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    Wei Luo; Fahui Wang

    2003-01-01

    This article synthesizes two GIS-based accessibility measures into one framework, and applies the methods to examining spatial accessibility to primary health care in the Chicago ten-county region. The floating catchment area (FCA) method defines the service area of physicians by a threshold travel time while accounting for the availability of physicians by their surrounded demands. The gravity-based method considers a nearby physician more accessible than a remote one and discounts a physici...

  8. Chicago's Sanitary and Ship Canal sediment: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, brominated flame retardants, and organophosphate esters.

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    Peverly, Angela A; O'Sullivan, Colin; Liu, Liang-Ying; Venier, Marta; Martinez, Andres; Hornbuckle, Keri C; Hites, Ronald A

    2015-09-01

    The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) links the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River starting in downtown Chicago. In addition to storm water, the CSSC receives water from Chicago's wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). Such effluents are known to be sources of organic pollutants to water and sediment. Therefore in 2013, we collected 10 sediment samples from the CSSC and measured the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), brominated flame retardants, and organophosphate esters (OPEs). Geometric mean concentrations of the summed concentrations of 16 PAHs ranged from 11,000 to 420,000 ng/g dw, with the highest concentrations located at each end of the canal. Total PCB concentrations had a geometric mean of 1,400 ± 500 ng/g dw. Brominated flame retardants were separated into two groups: polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and non-PBDEs. Concentrations of PBDEs and those of the non-PBDE flame retardants had a geometric average of 83 ± 19 and 7.0 ± 5.8 ng/g dw, respectively. The summed concentrations of 8 OPEs ranged from 470 to 2,800 ng/g dw, with the highest concentration detected at a site located downstream of the Stickney water reclamation plant. Using ANOVA results, some hypotheses on sources to the CSSC could be formulated: downtown Chicago is probably a source of PAHs, the Cal-Sag Channel may be a source of PCBs, and neither the WWTP nor the Cal-Sag Channel seem to be significant sources of brominated flame retardants or OPEs. PMID:25981316

  9. The Impact of Teacher Training on Student Achievement: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from School Reform Efforts in Chicago

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    Brian A. Jacob; Lars Lefgren

    2002-01-01

    While there is a substantial literature on the relationship between general teacher characteristics and student learning, school districts and states often rely on in-service teacher training as a part of school reform efforts. Recent school reform efforts in Chicago provide an opportunity to examine in-service training using a quasi-experimental research design. In this paper, we use a regression discontinuity strategy to estimate the effect of teacher training on the math and reading perfor...

  10. Empowering immigrant youth in Chicago: Utilizing CBPR to document the impact of a Youth Health Service Corps program

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    Ferrera, MJ; Sacks, TK; M. Perez; Nixon, JP; Asis, D; Coleman, WL

    2015-01-01

    Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an approach that engages community residents with a goal of influencing change in community health systems, programs, or policies. As such, CBPR is particularly relevant to historically marginalized communities that often have not directly benefited from the knowledge research produces. This article analyzes a youth empowerment program, Chicago's Youth Health Service Corps, from a CBPR perspective. The purpose of this work was (1) to discuss Yo...

  11. Analyzing world business Chicago’s plan for economic growth and jobs: a Chicago banker roundtable perspective

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    Jason Keller

    2012-01-01

    A roundtable, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), was held on July 9, 2012, to analyze and discuss World Business Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs1 (the Plan). The roundtable brought together nearly 50 local2 bankers, regulators, and economic development practitioners to discuss the Plan’s strengths, as well as barriers to success. This article summarizes the ...

  12. Development of the Chicago Food Allergy Research Surveys: assessing knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of parents, physicians, and the general public

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    Pongracic Jacqueline A; Springston Elizabeth E; Kim Jennifer S; Gupta Ruchi S; Wang Xiaobin; Holl Jane

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background Parents of children with food allergy, primary care physicians, and members of the general public play a critical role in the health and well-being of food-allergic children, though little is known about their knowledge and perceptions of food allergy. The purpose of this paper is to detail the development of the Chicago Food Allergy Research Surveys to assess food allergy knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs among these three populations. Methods From 2006–2008, parents of f...

  13. Evidence from Chicago shows that declining job accessibility for the poor is a result of socioeconomic, but not spatial, factors

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    Hu, Lingqian

    2014-01-01

    In recent decades, America’s cities have experienced a trend towards the suburbanization of housing and jobs, whilst at the same time, economic restructuring has reduced the number of well-paying low-skilled jobs, and caused rising rates of poverty. But how have these changes affected job opportunities for the poor? Using data from Chicago from 1990 to 2010, Lingqian Hu finds that the suburbanization of poor job seekers and their matching job opportunities has benefited them and improved thei...

  14. The relevance of rooftops: Analyzing the microscale surface energy balance in the Chicago region

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    Khosla, Radhika

    Spatial structure in climate variables often exist over very short length scales within an urban area, and this structure is a result of various site-specific features. In order to analyze the seasonal and diurnal energy flows that take place at a microclimatic surface, this work develops a semi-empirical energy balance model. For this, radiation fluxes and meteorological measurements are determined by direct observation; sensible heat and latent heat fluxes by parameterizations; and the heat storage flux by a 1-D mechanistic model that allows analysis of the temperature profile and heat storage within an underlying slab. Two sites receive detailed study: an anthropogenic site, being a University of Chicago building rooftop, and a natural site, outside Chicago in the open country. Two identical sets of instruments record measurements contemporaneously from these locations during June-November 2007, the entire period for which analyses are carried out. The study yields seasonal trends in surface temperature, surface-to-air temperature contrast and net radiation. At both sites, a temporal hysteresis between net radiation and heat storage flux indicates that surplus energy absorbed during daylight is released to the atmosphere later in the evening. The surface energy balance model responds well to site specific features for both locations. An analysis of the surface energy balance shows that the flux of sensible heat is the largest non-radiative contributor to the roof's surface cooling, while the flux of latent heat (also referred to as evaporative cooling) is the largest heat sink for the soil layer. In the latter part of the study, the surface energy balance model is upgraded by adding the capability to compute changes in surface temperature and non-radiative fluxes for any specified set of thermal and reflective roof properties. The results of this analysis allow an examination of the relationship between the roof temperature, the heat flux entering the building

  15. Cost Quality Management Assessment for the Chicago Operations Office. Final report

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    The Office of Engineering and Cost Evaluation (EM-24, now the Office of Engineering and Cost Management) conducted a Cost Quality Management Assessment (CQMA) at the Department of Energy (DOE) Chicago Operations Office (DOE-CH) on December 9--20, 1991. The CQMA team, composed of specialist from the Department of Energy, other Federal agencies, and the private sector used Performance objectives and Criteria (POCs) to assess the state of cost-management activities at DOE-CH. The Round II CQMA was conducted June 6--17, 1994, to examine DOE-CH's progress against its Action Plan and to review DOE-CH's cost and cost-related management practices against the POCs in the CQMA Site Handbook (Rev. 2). The interviews and document reviews conducted by CQMA team members show that DOE-CH has made commendable progress when practice is measured against the POCs. Of the 48 POCs discussed in this document, DOE-CH met 13 (28 %), partially met 32 (66 %), and did not meet only 3 (6 %). Noteworthy accomplishments at DOE-CH and the Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E) include: (1) Preparation of an ANL-E CQMA Self-Assessment; (2) Development of the Argonne National Laboratory Project Management Manual; (3) Development of a corporate culture that recognizes the realities of cost and schedule constraints

  16. The Chicago Center for Green Technology: life-cycle assessment of a brownfield redevelopment project

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    Brecheisen, Thomas; Theis, Thomas

    2013-03-01

    The sustainable development of brownfields reflects a fundamental, yet logical, shift in thinking and policymaking regarding pollution prevention. Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool that can be used to assist in determining the conformity of brownfield development projects to the sustainability paradigm. LCA was applied to the process of a real brownfield redevelopment project, now known as the Chicago Center for Green Technology, to determine the cumulative energy required to complete the following redevelopment stages: (1) brownfield assessment and remediation, (2) building rehabilitation and site development and (3) ten years of operation. The results of the LCA have shown that operational energy is the dominant life-cycle stage after ten years of operation. The preservation and rehabilitation of the existing building, the installation of renewable energy systems (geothermal and photovoltaic) on-site and the use of more sustainable building products resulted in 72 terajoules (TJ) of avoided energy impacts, which would provide 14 years of operational energy for the site. Methodological note: data for this life-cycle assessment were obtained from project reports, construction blueprints and utility bills.

  17. Financing Rail Rapid Transit System: A Comparison Between Chicago and Shanghai

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    2012-01-01

    Detailed financial information of a rail rapid line project is often unavailable to the general public until a project has been completed for a couple of years and even for decades. This is especially true in the Chinese context. Based on available information, this paper compares four aspects of the financing of two rail rapid lines that were built almost simultaneously in Shanghai of China and Chicago of the US. The author finds: first, the central governments had the greatest impact on the capital investment in both lines; second, the formation of transit and financial plans in two cities both involved complicated political processes which were shaped by certain political figures and unforeseeable events; third, in the longer term, it was more expensive to maintain a rail rapid line than to build a new line in both countries; and finally, mainly depending on foreign loans and bonds, Shanghai faced greater challenge in offsetting the financial deficit. But this situation was improved as the Shanghai rail rapid system expanded and matured.

  18. Radioactivity levels in well water supplies within the greater Chicago area

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    The radiological analysis of well water supplies within the geographical boundaries of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago was prompted by the relatively high total alpha levels encountered in wastewaters of a MSDGC water reclamation plant as compared to the wastewaters of the other waste treatment plants. Consequently, 87 wells constituting 42 water supplies were sampled and analyzed for total alpha and beta radioactivity. The wells were grouped according to depth. In general, both total alpha and total beta radioactivity concentrations were found to be a function of well depth. The relatively higher total alpha and beta activities in the wastewaters to one of the treatment plants was attributed to the higher levels found in the well water supply. Comparison with the USEPA's Drinking Water Regulations for Radionuclides (July 9, 1976) showed the maximum total alpha level of 15 pCi/liter was exceeded in 3 wells and 32 of the deep well waters had total alpha level greater than 5 pCi/liter. The total beta level of 50 pCi/liter was exceeded in 8 wells

  19. The Chicago Center for Green Technology: life-cycle assessment of a brownfield redevelopment project

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    The sustainable development of brownfields reflects a fundamental, yet logical, shift in thinking and policymaking regarding pollution prevention. Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool that can be used to assist in determining the conformity of brownfield development projects to the sustainability paradigm. LCA was applied to the process of a real brownfield redevelopment project, now known as the Chicago Center for Green Technology, to determine the cumulative energy required to complete the following redevelopment stages: (1) brownfield assessment and remediation, (2) building rehabilitation and site development and (3) ten years of operation. The results of the LCA have shown that operational energy is the dominant life-cycle stage after ten years of operation. The preservation and rehabilitation of the existing building, the installation of renewable energy systems (geothermal and photovoltaic) on-site and the use of more sustainable building products resulted in 72 terajoules (TJ) of avoided energy impacts, which would provide 14 years of operational energy for the site. (letter)

  20. Survey of viral populations within Lake Michigan nearshore waters at four Chicago area beaches

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In comparison to the oceans, freshwater environments represent a more diverse community of microorganisms, exhibiting comparatively high levels of variability both temporally and spatially Maranger and Bird, Microb. Ecol. 31 (1996 141–151. This level of variability is likely to extend to the world of viruses as well, in particular bacteria-infecting viruses (bacteriophages. Phages are known to influence bacterial diversity, and therefore key processes, in environmental niches across the globe Clokie et al., Bacteriophage 1 (2011 31–45; Jacquet et al., Adv. Ocean Limn. 1 (2010 97–141; Wilhelm and Suttle, Bioscience 49 (1999 781–788; Bratback et al., Microb. Ecol. 28 (1994 209–221. Despite their prevalence and likely critical role in freshwater environments, very few viral species have been characterized. Metagenomic approaches, however, have allowed for a glimpse into phage diversity. We collected surface water samples from four Chicago area beaches – Gillson Park, Montrose Beach, 57th Street Beach, and Calumet Beach – every two weeks from May 13 through August 5, 2014. Sampling was conducted with four biological replicates for each sampling date and location, resulting in 112 samples. DNA isolated from each of the individual samples for a given collection date/location was pooled together, with one exception – Calumet Beach on August 5, 2014 – in which each biological replicate was sequenced individually. Raw sequence data is available via NCBI’s SRA database (part of BioProject PRJNA248239.

  1. 'Pharmacy deserts' are prevalent in Chicago's predominantly minority communities, raising medication access concerns.

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    Qato, Dima M; Daviglus, Martha L; Wilder, Jocelyn; Lee, Todd; Qato, Danya; Lambert, Bruce

    2014-11-01

    Attempts to explain and address disparities in the use of prescription medications have focused almost exclusively on their affordability. However, the segregation of residential neighborhoods by race or ethnicity also may influence access to the pharmacies that, in turn, provide access to prescription medications within a community. We examined whether trends in the availability of pharmacies varied across communities in Chicago with different racial or ethnic compositions. We also examined the geographic accessibility of pharmacies to determine whether "pharmacy deserts," or low-access neighborhoods, were more common in segregated black and Hispanic communities than elsewhere. We found that throughout the period 2000-2012 the number of pharmacies was lower in segregated minority communities than in segregated white communities and integrated communities. In 2012 there were disproportionately more pharmacy deserts in segregated black communities, as well as in low-income communities and federally designated Medically Underserved Areas. Our findings suggest that public policies aimed at improving access to prescription medications may need to address factors beyond insurance coverage and medication affordability. Such policies could include financial incentives to locate pharmacies in pharmacy deserts or the incorporation of pharmacies into community health centers in Medically Underserved Areas. PMID:25367990

  2. Modeling and measuring neighborhood scale flow, turbulence, and temperature within Chicago heat island

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    Conry, Patrick; Sharma, Ashish; Leo, Laura; Fernando, H. J. S.; Potosnak, Mark; Hellmann, Jessica

    2013-11-01

    The modeling of urban heat island (UHI) requires a multi-scale approach as it involves numerous physical phenomena spanning a range of scales. We have performed a comprehensive study of Chicago's UHI via coupling of mesoscale Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) and micro-scale ENVI-met models. The application of the latter model to a Lincoln Park neighborhood and a parallel observational campaign will be the primary focus of this presentation. ENVI-met employs a computational fluid dynamics model to represent heterogeneity of urban areas, providing fine resolution output of UHI dynamics. In the field campaign, two stations located on rooftops of DePaul University buildings were each equipped with a sonic anemometer and vertical array of thermocouples, allowing investigations of spatial variability of flow, turbulent fluxes, and temperature profiles in an urban roughness sublayer. One of these was located above a rooftop garden and the other above a conventional rooftop. Downscaled output from the WRF model or a set of observational data served as initial and boundary conditions for the ENVI-met model. The model's predicative capabilities were assessed through comparison with another set of observational data, and dynamical causes for the model's poor behavior were identified. Funded by NSF Grant No. 0934592 and ND-ECI.

  3. Examination of the Chicago Multiscale Depression Inventory and Initial Validation of a Positive Scale.

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    Ukueberuwa, Dede M; Arnett, Peter A

    2016-01-01

    The Chicago Multiscale Depression Inventory (CMDI) was developed to improve accuracy in measuring depression symptoms in individuals with non-psychiatric medical illness. Earlier psychometric evaluation of the CMDI has emphasized properties of items that measure negative affect and experience. In this study, we provide an initial evaluation of an outcome scale of positive items that are also included within the CMDI but have previously been excluded from calculation of the total score. Psychometric data for the CMDI negative and positive item subscales were determined in healthy adults and patients with multiple sclerosis. Analysis included measurements of factor structure, reliability, and validity in comparison with other established measures of depression and affect. Study findings indicate that in healthy and patient samples, the CMDI Positive scale has very good reliability and validity. The Positive scale score also appears to predict depression symptoms beyond the negative item scale scores. The CMDI Positive scale could be a valuable clinical and research tool. Inclusion of the Positive scale in the CMDI total score appears to improve the measure by further capturing symptoms of affect and experience that are important to diagnosis of depression and are not covered by the negative scales alone. (JINS, 2016, 22, 76-82). PMID:26548955

  4. Building America Case Study: Advanced Boiler Load Monitoring Controllers, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-09-01

    Beyond these initial system efficiency upgrades are an emerging class of Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) aftermarket controllers that dynamically respond to the boiler load, with claims of 10% to 30% of fuel savings over a heating season. For hydronic boilers specifically, these devices perform load monitoring, with continuous measurement of supply and in some cases return water temperatures. Energy savings from these ALM controllers are derived from dynamic management of the boiler differential, where a microprocessor with memory of past boiler cycles prevents the boiler from firing for a period of time, to limit cycling losses and inefficient operation during perceived low load conditions. These differ from OTR controllers, which vary boiler setpoint temperatures with ambient conditions while maintaining a fixed differential. PARR installed and monitored the performance of one type of ALM controller, the M2G from Greffen Systems, at multifamily sites in the city of Chicago and its suburb Cary, IL, both with existing OTR control. Results show that energy savings depend on the degree to which boilers are over-sized for their load, represented by cycling rates. Also savings vary over the heating season with cycling rates, with greater savings observed in shoulder months. Over the monitoring period, over-sized boilers at one site showed reductions in cycling and energy consumption in line with prior laboratory studies, while less over-sized boilers at another site showed muted savings.

  5. Technology Solutions Case Study: Advanced Boiler Load Monitoring Controls, Chicago, Illinois

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    Most of Chicago’s older multifamily housing stock is heated by centrally metered steam or hydronic systems. The cost of heat is typically absorbed into the owner’s operating cost and is then passed to tenants. Central boilers typically have long service lifetimes; the incentive for retrofit system efficiency upgrades is greater than equipment replacement for the efficiency-minded owner. System improvements as the “low-hanging fruit” are familiar, from improved pipe insulation to aftermarket controls such as outdoor temperature reset (OTR) or lead/lag controllers for sites with multiple boilers. Beyond these initial system efficiency upgrades are an emerging class of Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) aftermarket controllers that dynamically respond to the boiler load, with claims of 10% to 30% of fuel savings over a heating season. In this project, the Building America team Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) installed and monitored an ALM aftermarket controller, the M2G from Greffen Systems, at two Chicago area multifamily buildings with existing OTR control. Results show that energy savings depend on the degree to which boilers are oversized for their load, represented by cycling rates. Also, savings vary over the heating season with cycling rates, with greater savings observed in shoulder months. Over the monitoring period, oversized boilers at one site showed reductions in cycling and energy consumption in line with prior laboratory studies, while less oversized boilers at another site showed muted savings.

  6. Radiological survey of the Reed-Keppler Park site, West Chicago, Illinois

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    This report presents the results of a radiological survey of the Reed-Keppler Park, West Chicago, Illinois, performed by Radiation Management Corporation during the fall of 1981 and the spring of 1982. Measurements were made to determine external radiation levels, concentrations of water and airborne contaminants and the identity and concentrations of subsurface deposits. Results show that the materials containing 232Th and daughters are present in surface and subsurface locations, comprising a total volume of about 15,000 cubic yards, with concentrations as high as 11,000 pCi/g. These contaminants are a source of radon and daughter radionuclides which may produce slightly elevated airborne radioactivity levels off-site. There is no evidence that materials are moving off-site through ground water, although small subsurface deposits exceeding 5 pCi/g exist north of the fenced site in a landfill area, and to the southeast of the site near the tennis courts. These off-site deposits do not present a significant radiological hazard to the public at this time

  7. The influence of coyotes on an urban Canada goose population in the Chicago metropolitan area

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    Brown, Justin L.; /Ohio State U.

    2007-01-01

    Canada geese (Branta canadensis) have become common in many urban areas, often creating nuisance problems for human residents. The presence of urban geese has raised concerns about the spread of disease, increased erosion, excessive noise, eutrophication of waterways, and general nuisance problems. Goose populations have grown due to an increase in urbanization resulting in an abundance of high quality food (urban grass) and suitable nesting sites, as well as a decrease in some predators. I monitored nest predation in the Chicago suburbs during the 2004 and 2005 nesting seasons using 3 nest monitoring techniques to identify predators: video cameras, plasticine eggs, and sign from nest using a classification tree analysis. Of 58 nests monitored in 2004 and 286 in 2005, only raccoons (Procyon lotor) and coyotes (Canis latrans) were identified as nest predators. Raccoons were responsible for 22-25% of depredated nests, but were rarely capable of depredating nests that were actively defended by a goose. Coyotes were responsible for 75-78% of all Canada goose nest depredation and were documented killing one adult goose and feeding on several others. The coyote is a top-level predator that had increased in many metropolitan areas in recent years. To determine if coyotes were actively hunting geese or eggs during the nesting season, I analyzed coyote habitat selection between nesting and pre-nesting or post-nesting seasons. Coyote home ranges (95% Minimum Convex Polygon) were calculated for 19 coyotes to examine third order habitat selection related to goose nest abundance. A 100 m buffer (buffer habitat) was created and centered on each waterway edge and contained 90% of all nests. Coyotes showed selection for habitats during all seasons. Buffer habitat was the top ranked habitat in both pre-nesting and nesting seasons, but dropped to third ranked in post-nesting season. Habitat selection across seasons was compared using a repeated measures MANOVA. Habitat selection

  8. Efficacy of the Chicago Parent Program with Low-Income African American and Latino Parents of Young Children

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    2009-01-01

    This study tested the efficacy of a 12-session parent training program, the Chicago Parent Program (CPP), which was developed in collaboration with African American and Latino parents. Using growth curve modeling, data were analyzed from 253 parents (58.9% African American, 32.8% Latino) of 2–4 year old children enrolled in 7 day care centers serving low-income families. Day care centers were matched and randomly assigned to intervention and waiting-list control conditions. At 1-year follow-u...

  9. Methods in probability and statistical inference. Progress report, June 15, 1976--June 14, 1977. [Dept. of Statistics, Univ. of Chicago

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    Perlman, M D

    1977-03-01

    Research activities of the Department of Statistics, University of Chicago, during the period 15 June 1976 to 14 June 1977 are reviewed. Individual projects were carried out in the following eight areas: statistical computing--approximations to statistical tables and functions; numerical computation of boundary-crossing probabilities for Brownian motion and related stochastic processes; probabilistic methods in statistical mechanics; combining independent tests of significance; small-sample efficiencies of tests and estimates; improved procedures for simultaneous estimation and testing of many correlations; statistical computing and improved regression methods; and comparison of several populations. Brief summaries of these projects are given, along with other administrative information. (RWR)

  10. Tenant reaction patterns to the threat of a terrorist attack after September 11, 2001, in downtown Chicago office market

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    Sofia Dermisi

    2005-01-01

    The events of September 11, 2001 (9/11) spread the fear of other terrorist attacks targeting downtown office buildings across other major U.S. cities. Among them, Chicago owners and tenants were even more concerned because of the concentration of corporate headquarters and the site of the tallest office building in the U.S. This paper studies the tenant reactions in response to the 9/11 attacks in three locations within the Chicago’s downtown office market, comparing the before and after 9/11...

  11. Final Environmental Statement related to the decommissioning of the Rare Earths Facility, West Chicago, Illinois. Docket No. 40-2061

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    This Final Environmental Statement is issued by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in response to the plan proposed by Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation for the decommissioning of their Rare Earths Facility located in West Chicago, Illinois. The statement considers the Kerr-McGee preferred plan and various alternatives to that plan. The action proposed by the Commission is the renewal of the Kerr-McGee license to allow stabilization of wastes onsite and for possession of the wastes under license for an indeterminate time. The license could be terminated at a later date if certain specified requirements were met

  12. On the possibility of accelerating multiply charged ions in the CERN Synchrocyclotron

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    1975-01-01

    Some problems relating to the possibility of accelerating light ions in the CERN SC are studied. Deuteron capture conditions and the optimum radio-frequency versus time curve are calculated. Internal beam currents of some micro-amperes seem obtainable when using the calutron source as for protons. The same calculations were repeated for N/sup 5+/ taking into account the charge exchange process in the vacuum. A transmission of between 5 and 10% has been calculated, giving some 10/sup 10/ particles per second with a PIG source.

  13. Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial action program. Radiological survey of the West Stands, New Chemistry Lab and Annex, and Ricketts Laboratory, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, August 31-September 2, 1977

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    A radiological survey was conducted at the former locations of the West Stands, the New Chemistry Lab and Annex, and Ricketts Laboratory at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. General radiochemistry and/or physics research for the MED/AEC program was performed at these sites during the 1940s. The buildings have since been razed. The survey was undertaken to determine the presence of any radionuclides remaining from the MED/AEC operations that could have been spilled or released from the former structures. Environmental soil samples (corings) were collected from the areas where the West Stands, New Chemistry Lab and Annex, and Ricketts Laboratory once stood. The soil corings were taken at what appeared to be undisturbed locations near the sites of the three former facilities. Analyses of the soil corings included determination of the concentrations of 137Cs, the 232Th decay chain, the 226Ra decay chain, and uranium in the soil. The levels of uranium and the 226Ra decay chain found in the samples indicated that no concentrations above natural background levels were present. Slightly elevated levels of 60Co were found in soil taken from the top 5 cm of the ground at two sampling sites, but this activity was presumed to have been traceable to induced activity from contaminated stainless steel that had been stored in the area during operations not related to MED/AEC activities. No increased radiation dose attributable to exposure to residual radioactivity from MED/AEC activities is expected

  14. Apropiación - revitalización mexico americana en Chicago. “Afirmando una identidad”

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    Alejandro Galván Arellano

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available En el barrio de Pilsen de la ciudad de Chicago la comunidad ha venido realizado diversas acciones y esfuerzos para revitalizar e identificar este espacio antes multicultural ahora para los mexicoamericanos. Estudios realizados en la ciudad de Chicago, nos permiten conocer acciones y procesos de apropiación del espacio público por los grupos étnicos migrantes que se han instalado en esta ciudad. En Pilsen, uno de los más antiguos de la ciudad, existen organizaciones que han estado trabajando para revitalizarlo. Las acciones y objetivos que han emprendido pretenden buscar la identidad de los mexicanos emigrados a esta ciudad. Un ejemplo, el proyecto resurrección es una asociación que ha trabajado por más de veinte años, desarrollando múltiples acciones buscando no solo la identidad mexicana, también dignificar la vivienda y apoyar a los migrantes mexicanos. El Museo de Arte Mexicano, es otra organización que también ha contribuido para proporcionar y fortalecer la identidad mexicana en esta ciudad multicultural. Este trabajo pretende exponer los principales logros, limitaciones y los retos en la revitalización social y espacial de un lugar ocupado mayoritariamente por migrantes mexicanos en esta ciudad.

  15. L’étude et le traitement judiciaire de la récidive à Chicago, 1920 – 1940

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    Marie Fleck

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Les méthodes actuarielles ont un rôle croissant dans le traitement judiciaire de la récidive aux Etats-Unis, avec le développement du profilage criminel appliqué par la police ou des guides à la décision (guidelines proposés aux juges et aux contrôleurs judiciaires. Une visite historique des travaux sociologiques de l’Ecole de Chicago (1920-1940 nous permet de mieux comprendre la situation actuelle. Elle nous invite à reconsidérer leurs principales contributions méthodologiques,l’approche complémentaire des méthodes actuarielles et cliniqueset leurs préoccupations sur  leurs conditions d’usage.Actuarial methods have an increasing role in the judicial treatment of recidivism in United States, with the development of criminal profiling applied by law enforcement officers, sentencing guidelines for trial judges and prognosis intended to probation and parole officers. Revisiting the works on parole of Chicago sociologists in 1920-40 would enable us to understand better the current situation; it invites us to reconsider their main methodological contributions, which are the complementary approach of actuarial and clinical methods and their concern about their conditions of use.

  16. The state of pediatric asthma in Chicago's Humboldt Park: a community-based study in two local elementary schools

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Pediatric asthma is a serious public health problem in Chicago and has been designated a high priority concern by residents of Chicago's Humboldt Park, a diverse community area with a large number of Puerto Rican, African American, and Mexican American families. Methods In May 2009, following the principles of community-based participatory research, a cross-sectional asthma screening survey was administered to adult caregivers of children attending two Humboldt Park elementary schools. Data were analyzed to determine the prevalence of diagnosed and probable asthma as well as the degree of asthma control among affected children; associations between asthma outcomes and mutable triggers were evaluated. Results Surveys from 494 children were evaluated. Physician-diagnosed asthma was reported for 24.9% of children and probable asthma identified in an additional 16.2% of children. Asthma was poorly or moderately controlled in 60.0% of diagnosed children. Smoking occurred inside 25.0% of households and 75.0% of caregivers reported idling of vehicles in their community. Report of general stress among caregivers, stress due to community crime, and/or an inability to cope with everyday life were significantly and positively associated with poor asthma morbidity and control among affected children. Conclusions Despite high prevalence rates and poor asthma morbidity and control in Humboldt Park, the association of these measures with mutable variables is promising. A community-based asthma intervention to address the issues identified in this study is needed to affect positive change.

  17. Analysis of β-Lactamase Resistance Determinants in Enterobacteriaceae from Chicago Children: a Multicenter Survey.

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    Logan, Latania K; Hujer, Andrea M; Marshall, Steven H; Domitrovic, T Nicholas; Rudin, Susan D; Zheng, Xiaotian; Qureshi, Nadia K; Hayden, Mary K; Scaggs, Felicia A; Karadkhele, Anand; Bonomo, Robert A

    2016-06-01

    Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae infections are increasing in U.S. children; however, there is a paucity of multicentered analyses of antibiotic resistance genes responsible for MDR phenotypes among pediatric Enterobacteriaceae isolates. In this study, 225 isolates phenotypically identified as extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) or carbapenemase producers, recovered from children ages 0 to 18 years hospitalized between January 2011 and April 2015 at three Chicago area hospitals, were analyzed. We used DNA microarray platforms to detect ESBL, plasmid-mediated AmpC (pAmpC), and carbapenemase type β-lactamase (bla) genes. Repetitive-sequence-based PCR and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) were performed to assess isolate similarity. Plasmid replicon typing was conducted to classify plasmids. The median patient age was 4.2 years, 56% were female, and 44% presented in the outpatient setting. The majority (60.9%) of isolates were Escherichia coli and from urinary sources (69.8%). Of 225 isolates exhibiting ESBL- or carbapenemase-producing phenotypes, 90.7% contained a bla gene. The most common genotype was the blaCTX-M-1 group (49.8%); 1.8% were carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (three blaKPC and one blaIMP). Overall, pAmpC (blaACT/MIR and blaCMY) were present in 14.2%. The predominant E. coli phylogenetic group was the virulent B2 group (67.6%) associated with ST43/ST131 (Pasteur/Achtman MLST scheme) containing the blaCTX-M-1 group (84%), and plasmid replicon types FIA, FII, and FIB. K. pneumoniae harboring blaKPC were non-ST258 with replicon types I1 and A/C. Enterobacter spp. carrying blaACT/MIR contained plasmid replicon FIIA. We found that β-lactam resistance in children is diverse and that certain resistance mechanisms differ from known circulating genotypes in adults in an endemic area. The potential impact of complex molecular types and the silent dissemination of MDR Enterobacteriaceae in a vulnerable population needs to be studied further

  18. Association of genetic ancestry with breast cancer in ethnically diverse women from Chicago.

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    Umaima Al-Alem

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Non-Hispanic (nH Black and Hispanic women are disproportionately affected by early onset disease, later stage, and with more aggressive, higher grade and ER/PR negative breast cancers. The purpose of this analysis was to examine whether genetic ancestry could account for these variation in breast cancer characteristics, once data were stratified by self-reported race/ethnicity and adjusted for potential confounding by social and behavioral factors. METHODS: We used a panel of 100 ancestry informative markers (AIMs to estimate individual genetic ancestry in 656 women from the "Breast Cancer Care in Chicago" study, a multi-ethnic cohort of breast cancer patients to examine the association between individual genetic ancestry and breast cancer characteristics. In addition we examined the association of individual AIMs and breast cancer to identify genes/regions that may potentially play a role in breast cancer disease disparities. RESULTS: As expected, nH Black and Hispanic patients were more likely than nH White patients to be diagnosed at later stages, with higher grade, and with ER/PR negative tumors. Higher European genetic ancestry was protective against later stage at diagnosis (OR 0.7 95%CI: 0.54-0.92 among Hispanic patients, and higher grade (OR 0.73, 95%CI: 0.56-0.95 among nH Black patients. After adjustment for multiple social and behavioral risk factors, the association with later stage remained, while the association with grade was not significant. We also found that the AIM SNP rs10954631 on chromosome 7 was associated with later stage (p = 0.02 and higher grade (p = 0.012 in nH Whites and later stage (p = 0.03 in nH Blacks. CONCLUSION: Non-European genetic ancestry was associated with later stage at diagnosis in ethnic minorities. The relation between genetic ancestry and stage at diagnosis may be due to genetic factors and/or unmeasured environmental factors that are overrepresented within certain racial

  19. Muusikamaailm : Glyndebourne'i ooperifestival hoos. Shtshedrin ja Olli Mustonen koostöös. Shostakovitshi-festival Chicagos. Nelipühafestival Herbert von Karajanile / Priit Kuusk

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    Inglismaal toimuvast Glyndebourne'i ooperifestivalist. R.Shtshedrin kirjutas oma 5. klaverikontserdi O. Mustonenile. M. Rostropovitsh dirigeerib Shostakovitshi-festivalil 9 erinevat kontserdikava Chicagos. Saksamaal Baden-Badenis lõppes 2 nädalat kestnud festival "Herbert von Karajan Pfingstfestspiele"

  20. Challenging "Best Practices" in Family Literacy and Parent Education Programs: The Development and Enactment of Mothering Knowledge among Puerto Rican and Latina Mothers in Chicago

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    Johnson, Laura Ruth

    2009-01-01

    This article discusses the findings of an ethnographic research study exploring the experiences of Puerto Rican women attending a family literacy program in Chicago. In particular, the study investigated the repositories of knowledge and information available to participating women that figured into the development of their notions about…

  1. Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders. Papers Presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (48th, Chicago, Illinois, April 19-25, 1970).

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    Speech, language, and communication disorders were among the topics of papers presented at the convention of the Council for Exceptional Children in Chicago, 1970. Discussions include evaluation theory and caseload selection by Lear Ashmore, differential diagnosis in a rural school by William L. Shinder, the practical application of differential…

  2. Irradiated fuel behavior under accident heating conditions and correlation with fission gas release and swelling model (Chicago)

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    We analyse the mixed oxide fast fuel response to off normal conditions obtained by means of an out-of-pile transient simulation apparatus designed to provide direct observations (temperature, pressure, fuel motion) of fuel fission gas phenomena that might occur during the transients. The results are concerning fast transient tests (0,1 to 1 second) obtained with high gas concentration irradiated fuel (4 to 7 at % burn up, 0,4 cm3Xe + Kr /g.UPuO2). The kinetics of fission gas release during the transients have been directly measured and then compared with the calculated results issued of the Chicago model. This model agrees, quite well, with other experiments done in the silene prompt reactor. Other gases than xenon and krypton (such as hydrogen and carbon monoxide) do not play any role in fuel behavior, since they have been completely ruled out

  3. The Chicago Parent Program: comparing 1-year outcomes for African American and Latino parents of young children.

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    Breitenstein, Susan M; Gross, Deborah; Fogg, Louis; Ridge, Alison; Garvey, Christine; Julion, Wrenetha; Tucker, Sharon

    2012-10-01

    Data were merged from two prevention randomized trials testing 1-year outcomes of a parenting skills program, the Chicago Parent Program (CPP) and comparing its effects for African-American (n = 291) versus Latino (n = 213) parents and their preschool children. Compared to controls, intervention parents had improved self-efficacy, used less corporal punishment and more consistent discipline, and demonstrated more positive parenting. Intervention children had greater reductions in behavior problems based on parent-report, teacher-report, and observation. Although improvements from the CPP were evident for parents in both racial/ethnic groups, Latino parents reported greater improvements in their children's behavior and in parenting self-efficacy but exhibited greater decreases in praise. Findings support the efficacy of the CPP for African American and Latino parents and young children from low-income urban communities. PMID:22622598

  4. Photocatalytic degradation of Chicago Sky Blue 6B and Benzopurpurin 4B using titanium dioxide thin film

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    Abdul K. Mohammed; Katrina T. McKenzie

    2005-01-01

    Aqueous solutions of azo dyes undergo degradation to form harmless intermediates and colorless products following irradiation by visible light in the presence of titanium dioxide thin films. The dyes that were studied in this work are: Chicago Sky Blue 6B and Benzopurpurin 4B. Results obtained indicated that complete mineralization of the dyes took place under the experimental conditions. There was an increase in conductivity after the complete mineralization experiments possibly indicating the formation of ions such as NO3- and SO24- . Chemical oxygen demand(COD) measurements show a decrease in organic matter for both dyes following complete degradation. The effect of how changing experimental conditions such as pH, temperature and starting concentrations of dyes affected the rate of dye degradation was measured. There was an increase in the rate of disappearance of the dye color at lower pH. High concentrations of dye solutions required long degradation time.

  5. Development of the Chicago Food Allergy Research Surveys: assessing knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of parents, physicians, and the general public

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    Pongracic Jacqueline A

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Parents of children with food allergy, primary care physicians, and members of the general public play a critical role in the health and well-being of food-allergic children, though little is known about their knowledge and perceptions of food allergy. The purpose of this paper is to detail the development of the Chicago Food Allergy Research Surveys to assess food allergy knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs among these three populations. Methods From 2006–2008, parents of food-allergic children, pediatricians, family physicians, and adult members of the general public were recruited to assist in survey development. Preliminary analysis included literature review, creation of initial content domains, expert panel review, and focus groups. Survey validation included creation of initial survey items, expert panel ratings, cognitive interviews, reliability testing, item reduction, and final validation. National administration of the surveys is ongoing. Results Nine experts were assembled to oversee survey development. Six focus groups were held: 2/survey population, 4–9 participants/group; transcripts were reviewed via constant comparative methods to identify emerging themes and inform item creation. At least 220 participants per population were recruited to assess the relevance, reliability, and utility of each survey item as follows: cognitive interviews, 10 participants; reliability testing ≥ 10; item reduction ≥ 50; and final validation, 150 respondents. Conclusion The Chicago Food Allergy Research surveys offer validated tools to assess food allergy knowledge and perceptions among three distinct populations: a 42 item parent tool, a 50 item physician tool, and a 35 item general public tool. No such tools were previously available.

  6. Assessing the atmospheric deposition of mercury to Lake Michigan: The importance of the Chicago/Gary urban area on wet and dry deposition

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    Landis, Matthew Scott

    1998-12-01

    Mercury is a toxic bioaccumulative substance found in aquatic ecosystems. The results of the first study of atmospheric mercury deposition into Lake Michigan and the relative importance of the Chicago/Gary urban area were investigated as part of the Lake Michigan Mass Balance Study (LMMBS) and the Atmospheric Exchange Over Lakes and Oceans Study (AEOLOS). Event wet-only precipitation, total aerosol, and vapor phase samples were collected for mercury and trace element determinations from five sites around Lake Michigan from July 1994 through October 1995 as part of the LMMBS. In addition, intensive over-water measurements were conducted aboard the EPA research vessel Lake Guardian during the summer of 1994 and the winter of 1995 as part of the AEOLOS. Atmospheric mercury concentrations were from two to ten times higher in the Chicago/Gary urban area. Wet and dry Hg deposition (including reactive gaseous Hg) were calculated to Lake Michigan using a hybrid receptor modeling framework. The model utilized mercury monitoring data collected during the LMMBS and AEOLOS together with high resolution over-water meteorological data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Atmospheric deposition was found to be the primary pathway for mercury input to Lake Michigan, contributing approximately 84% of the estimated 1419 Kg annual flux. Wet deposition (10.6 μg m-2) and dry deposition (10.0 μg m-2) contributed almost equally to the annual atmospheric Hg deposition of 20.6 μg m-2 (1189 Kg). A strong urban influence was observed in the over-water mercury deposition estimates in the southern portion of the lake. An independent meteorological transport analysis determined that local sources in the Chicago/Gary urban area significantly impacted the LMMBS sites around Lake Michigan. The Chicago/Gary urban area was found to contribute about 20% (127 Kg) of the annual atmospheric mercury deposition to Lake Michigan. Multivariate statistical analysis of

  7. Baseline knowledge survey of restaurant food handlers in suburban Chicago: do restaurant food handlers know what they need to know to keep consumers safe?

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    Manes, Mindi R; Liu, Li C; Dworkin, Mark S

    2013-01-01

    In the U.S., foodborne disease causes millions of illnesses annually, resulting in thousands of deaths. To reduce food poisoning, restaurant food handlers need accurate knowledge of food safety principles as a starting point for the outcome of optimal food safety behavior. The study described in this article determined food safety knowledge gaps among suburban Chicago restaurant food handlers. A cross-sectional survey of 729 food handlers at 211 suburban Chicago restaurants was conducted from June 2009 through February 2010. A 50-question survey was administered by a trained interviewer in either English or Spanish. Mixed-effects regression analysis identified risk factors associated with an overall food safety knowledge score. The mean overall knowledge score was only 72% and substantial knowledge gaps related to cross contamination, cooking, and holding and storage of food were identified. Spanish-speaking food handlers scored significantly lower than English-speaking food handlers (p restaurants. PMID:23947285

  8. Mobility, Residential Location, and the American Dream: The Intra-Metropolitan Geography of Minority Homeownership: Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

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    Stuart Gabriel; Gary Painter

    2004-01-01

    This paper explicates the intra-metropolitan geography of minority homeownership. In so doing, the analysis applies individual level Census data from the Washington D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles metropolitan areas to estimate three-level nested logit models (NMNL) of household mobility, residential location, and homeownership tenure choice. The approach is unique to the literature and recognizes that homeownership attainment among minority and white households may vary importantly owing to t...

  9. Measuring the volatility spill-over effects between Chicago Board of Trade and the South African maize market /Gert J. van Wyk.

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    Van Wyk, Gert Johannes

    2012-01-01

    It is widely believed among South African agricultural market participants that the United States' corn price, as represented by the Chicago Board of Trade-listed corn contract, is causal to the price of white and yellow maize traded on the South African Futures Exchange. Although a strong correlation exists between these markets, the corn contract is far from causal to the South African maize price, as indicated by Auret and Schmitt (2008). Similarly, South African market participants believ...

  10. Mathematical Modeling of Hepatitis C Prevalence Reduction with Antiviral Treatment Scale-Up in Persons Who Inject Drugs in Metropolitan Chicago.

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    Full Text Available New direct-acting antivirals (DAAs provide an opportunity to combat hepatitis C virus (HCV infection in persons who inject drugs (PWID. Here we use a mathematical model to predict the impact of a DAA-treatment scale-up on HCV prevalence among PWID and the estimated cost in metropolitan Chicago.To estimate the HCV antibody and HCV-RNA (chronic infection prevalence among the metropolitan Chicago PWID population, we used empirical data from three large epidemiological studies. Cost of DAAs is assumed $50,000 per person.Approximately 32,000 PWID reside in metropolitan Chicago with an estimated HCV-RNA prevalence of 47% or 15,040 cases. Approximately 22,000 PWID (69% of the total PWID population attend harm reduction (HR programs, such as syringe exchange programs, and have an estimated HCV-RNA prevalence of 30%. There are about 11,000 young PWID (<30 years old with an estimated HCV-RNA prevalence of 10% (PWID in these two subpopulations overlap. The model suggests that the following treatment scale-up is needed to reduce the baseline HCV-RNA prevalence by one-half over 10 years of treatment [cost per year, min-max in millions]: 35 per 1,000 [$50-$77] in the overall PWID population, 19 per 1,000 [$20-$26] for persons in HR programs, and 5 per 1,000 [$3-$4] for young PWID.Treatment scale-up could dramatically reduce the prevalence of chronic HCV infection among PWID in Chicago, who are the main reservoir for on-going HCV transmission. Focusing treatment on PWID attending HR programs and/or young PWID could have a significant impact on HCV prevalence in these subpopulations at an attainable cost.

  11. Comparing Selected Measures of Health Outcomes and Health-Seeking Behaviors in Chinese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese Communities of Chicago: Results from Local Health Surveys

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    Shah, Ami M.; Guo, Lucy; Magee, Matthew; Cheung, William; Simon, Melissa; LaBreche, Amanda; Liu, Hong

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    We describe how local community organizations partnered to conduct a survey in the Chinese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese populations of Chicago to compare health outcomes and assess progress toward Healthy People 2010 goals. Interviews were conducted with 380 randomly selected Chinese adults through door-to-door sampling, and with 250 Cambodian adults and 150 Vietnamese adults through respondent-driven sampling. Data on 14 key health outcomes are described for this analysis. The three surveyed c...

  12. Suitability analysis of wind energy development on brownfields, landfills and industrial sites in the city of Chicago

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    Fyodorova, Valeryia A.

    In 2011 renewable energy generated only about 5% of total U.S. electricity and 3% came from wind power. Wind power is the oldest and fastest growing renewable energy, and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) anticipates that by 2030 the potential of the U.S. to generate wind power will rise up to 20% (National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2008). Currently, the rural areas serve as the primary choice of wind turbine installation because there are less wind obstacles that create wind turbulence, which in turn is disruptive for the proper functioning of the wind turbines, and allows more laminar (streamline) wind flow. However according to various literatures, the installation of wind turbines in rural areas has its drawbacks. The infrastructure is underdeveloped and usually the selected sites require the construction of new roads and transmission lines. The new construction and occasional deforestation lead to soil erosion and environmental degradation. On top of that transporting energy to cities that are the primary consumers of wind energy results in energy transmission loss. Urban areas, on the other hand, have well developed infrastructure, and the installation of turbines on abandoned and contaminated urban lands which are expensive to clean and rehabilitate for other uses would lower installation costs and would have little environmental degradation effect. The objective of this research was to provide a preliminary wind power suitability analysis for installing medium (100 -1000 kW) and large (1000 - 3000 kW) size wind turbines in urban areas, such as city of Chicago. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a multi attribute Weighted Linear Combination (WLC) method that is based on the concept of weighted average were primary tools utilized to conduct the analysis. The criteria that were used to select suitable sites were the same criteria used for rural wind farms, such as wind speeds, historic landmarks, avian and wildlife habitat, conservation lands, proximity

  13. Chicago metropolitan area critical infrastructure protection program electric power disruption emergency preparedness drill March 5, 2002 summary and lessons learned.; TOPICAL

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    Since January 2000, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, the Chicago Department of Environment, and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection (now part of the Office of Energy Assurance) have been collaborating on the development and implementation of guidelines that municipal governments can use in preparing for electric power disruptions. On March 5, 2002 Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), the electric company serving the Chicago metropolitan area, held a drill to test its emergency preparedness procedures. ComEd invited three communities in the metropolitan area-Buffalo Grove, Oak Brook, Riverside-to participate in the drill as part of their own emergency planning efforts to respond to electric power disruptions. Although ComEd had held joint exercises with the City of Chicago, this was the first time that a cooperative exercise with the suburban communities was conducted. The Infrastructure Assurance Center of Argonne National Laboratory, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Assurance helped facilitate the drill in the communities. A series of meetings involving ComEd, community controllers (who helped organize the drill but did not participate directly), and Argonne personnel was held to lay out the ground rules for the drill and determine how it would operate. Attachment 1 gives some of the guidance that was developed

  14. Labelling the Ottoman Empire as ‘Turkey’ in the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893

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    Full Text Available Through an examination of government, media, and commercial sources published during the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, this article demonstrates the co-existence of three dominant ideological movements that helped create a unified social identity for the Ottoman Empire against threats of nationalism and imperialism from the Great Western Powers, in specific, the United States, during the late nineteenth century. The three ideologies that found a representation at the World’s Fair were: Ottomanism, Islamism, and Turkism. First-hand accounts of the Ottoman Empire through these three ideologies reveal American and Western nations’ political and cultural power and influence over the Ottoman Empire, which was made possible through the external labelling of the Ottoman Empire as ‘Turkey’, and its people as ‘Turkish’, as well as through the representation of the Ottoman Empire as a ‘Muslim state’. This article will also examine how American Orientalism was perpetuated at the fair, through juxtaposing the United States’ modern and democratic institutions visually and textually with the Ottoman Empire’s conservative and authoritarian ones.

  15. Association Among Subtypes of Bullying Status and Sexually-Risky Behaviors of Urban African American Adolescents in Chicago.

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    Hong, Jun Sung; Voisin, Dexter R; Cho, Sujung; Espelage, Dorothy L

    2016-10-01

    Bullying is found to be associated with various negative psychosocial outcomes. However, few studies have explored the association between bullying involvement and sexually-risky behaviors. Youth were recruited from three high schools, one youth church group, two community youth programs, and four public venues. Six hundred-and-thirty-eight urban African American adolescents (aged 12-22) in Chicago completed a self-report questionnaire. Major findings indicated that males were more likely than females to have sex with someone in exchange for drugs. Bullying perpetration, victimization, and perpetration-victimization were negatively associated with having sex with a condom. Older youth, and those identified as perpetrators and perpetrator-victims were more likely to have impregnated someone or been pregnant. Stress and coping framework should be considered. Bullying prevention should provide youth with several healthy coping strategies for reducing sexually-risky behaviors. Community-based and school-based violence prevention programs need to consider sexual risk outcomes associated with involvement in bullying. PMID:26914838

  16. Teaching holography in an art school environment: the program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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    Wesly, Edward J.

    1991-03-01

    The philosophy of the holography department The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is discussed along with a fine arts curriculum designed to take into account the learning styles of art school students. A description of the facilities follow ending with a survey of artwork by the best students. Introduct ion Holography is almost unheard of in the art world when it is mentioned it is apt to be used as a metaphor for the ultimate in tastelessness. Occasionally a ''recognized'' artist will dabble in holography using the facilities of a commercial lab translating his concept into a hologram1. The results usually raise objections from the clique of handson holographic artists who feel that they are213 on the other hand are being discriminated against by the art world because they practice in a technical medium. As a way of improving the situation art school students must be better educated in the fine arts aspect of holography laboratory techniques and how to set up their own studios. For it will be only through the efforts of the " hands-on" workers will the medium fully realize its creative potential. This then is the major goal of this teacher: to help the students realize their full potential creating artful holograms with inexpensive equipment. Not only is it necessary that the holographic artist learn to work within the constraints of equipment at hand

  17. Defense Programs benchmarking in Chicago, April 1994: Identifying best practices in the pollution prevention programs of selected private industries

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    The Office of Defense Programs (DP) was the first US Department of Energy (DOE) Cognizant Secretarial Office (CSO) to attempt to benchmark private industries for best-in-class practices in the field of pollution prevention. Defense Programs` intent in this effort is to identify and bring to DOE field offices strategic and technological tools that have helped private companies minimize waste and prevent pollution. Defense Programs` premier benchmarking study focused on business practices and process improvements used to implement exceptional pollution prevention programs in four privately owned companies. The current interest in implementing partnerships information exchange, and technology transfer with the private sector prompted DP to continue to seek best practices in the area of pollution prevention through a second benchmarking endeavor in May 1994. This report presents the results of that effort. The decision was made to select host facilities that own processes similar to those at DOE plants and laboratories, that have programs that have been recognized on a local or national level, that have an interest in partnering with the Department on an information-sharing basis, and that are located in proximity to each other. The DP benchmarking team assessed the pollution prevention programs of five companies in the Chicago area--GE Plastics, Navistar, Northrop Corporation, Sundstrand and Caterpillar. At all facilities visited, Ozone Depleting Compounds (ODCs), hazardous wastes, releases under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), waste water and non-hazardous wastes are being eliminated, replaced, reduced, recycled and reused whenever practicable.

  18. Effects of Baltimore's Safe Streets Program on gun violence: a replication of Chicago's CeaseFire Program.

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    Webster, Daniel W; Whitehill, Jennifer Mendel; Vernick, Jon S; Curriero, Frank C

    2013-02-01

    Chicago's CeaseFire program is an evidence-based public health approach to preventing gun violence. Baltimore is one of many US cities attempting to replicate the program. We compared changes in the number of homicide and nonfatal shooting incidents per month in four intervention neighborhoods with changes in high-crime comparison areas (police posts) without the intervention, while controlling for several measures of police activity and baseline levels of homicide and nonfatal shootings. In South Baltimore there were large program-related reductions in homicide and nonfatal shooting incidents. Among three East Baltimore program sites, the program was associated with a reduction of homicides in one area, a reduction in nonfatal shootings in another area, and a simultaneous increase in homicides and decrease in nonfatal shootings in another area. In some instances, program effects extended to neighborhoods bordering the intervention areas. Program-related reductions in homicides appear to be linked with conflict mediations conducted by program outreach workers. PMID:22696175

  19. Development of a comprehensive plan for utilization of digester gas moves towards energy self-sufficiency in Chicago, USA.

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    Kunetz, Thomas E; Fink-Finowicki, Jarek; McGowan, Steve; Auerbach, Eric

    2012-01-01

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago's Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (SWRP) anaerobically digests approximately 430 dry tons per day (dtpd) (390 dry metric tons per day) of solids and produces 3.4 million ft(3)/day (96 thousand m(3)/day) of biogas from the anaerobic digesters, making it one of the largest municipal digester gas complexes in the world. Installation of new treatment processes, as well as future increases in flows and loads to the plant, are expected to significantly increase production of biologically degradable sludge and biogas. This paper presents a comprehensive planning study that was completed to identify and evaluate alternatives for utilization of this biogas. The best, sustainable approach was identified, taking into consideration economics, social impacts, and environmental impacts. The model results indicate that the most economically favorable scenario involves installing a cogeneration facility to produce electricity on-site, and operating it in conjunction with the plant's existing boilers to satisfy the heating needs of the plant. This scenario also provides the greatest reduction in GHG offsets at the power plants. PMID:22678205

  20. Neighborhood influences on perceived social support among parents: findings from the project on human development in Chicago neighborhoods.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Social support is frequently linked to positive parenting behavior. Similarly, studies increasingly show a link between neighborhood residential environment and positive parenting behavior. However, less is known about how the residential environment influences parental social support. To address this gap, we examine the relationship between neighborhood concentrated disadvantage and collective efficacy and the level and change in parental caregiver perceptions of non-familial social support. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The data for this study came from three data sources, the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN Study's Longitudinal Cohort Survey of caregivers and their offspring, a Community Survey of adult residents in these same neighborhoods and the 1990 Census. Social support is measured at Wave 1 and Wave 3 and neighborhood characteristics are measured at Wave 1. Multilevel linear regression models are fit. The results show that neighborhood collective efficacy is a significant (ß = .04; SE = .02; p = .03, predictor of the positive change in perceived social support over a 7 year period, however, not of the level of social support, adjusting for key compositional variables and neighborhood concentrated disadvantage. In contrast concentrated neighborhood disadvantage is not a significant predictor of either the level or change in social support. CONCLUSION: Our finding suggests that neighborhood collective efficacy may be important for inducing the perception of support from friends in parental caregivers over time.

  1. Training for the NATO Summit in 2012:The Chicago Model%从2012“北约峰会”看芝加哥模式的安保培训①

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    郎文君; 赵佳

    2013-01-01

    The city of Chicago was notiifed that it would have the honor of hosting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in May 2012. The city would be the ifrst in the United States outside of Washington, D.C., to host a NATO Summit. Since some previous NATO Summit host cities endured violent protests and property damage, the Chicago Police Department’s Education and Training Division needed to put together a comprehensive and effective training program to prepare its offcers. The task was accomplished by dividing the members of the Chicago Police Department into different tiers. A review of the current Chicago Police Department crowd control program was conducted, and it was decided that other crowd control models used throughout the country needed to be studied. The Center for Domestic Preparedness had an ongoing training program relationship with the Chicago Police Department and was contacted so Chicago personnel could determine what crowd control programs were being used throughout the country. The tier-three personnel were trained through distance learning modules. There were two Chicago Police and Fire Department joint training sessions.%芝加哥警察局为2012“北约峰会”组织的安保培训被国际警察界誉为芝加哥模式,其主要有以下特点:将警员分成不同的等级来开展分专题培训;通过演练与模拟训练提高警察对人群管控的能力;有效地利用远程教育形式;警务指挥员学习了解一线队伍的能力;培训其他机构以获得他们的帮助与合作。

  2. Variable Efficacy of Extended-release Mosquito Larvicides Observed in Catch Basins in the Northeast Chicago Metropolitan Area

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    Harbison, Justin E.; Corcoran, Peter C.; Runde, Amy; Henry, Marlon; Xamplas, Christopher; Nasci, Roger S.

    2016-01-01

    Since the mid-1990s, the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) has applied extended-release formulations of mosquito larvicides to approximately 50,000 catch basins in the suburbs north of Chicago, IL, USA. This is performed as part of NSMAD’s efforts to reduce local populations of the West Nile virus vector, Culex pipiens. Analyses from NSMAD’s monitoring of larvicide-treated basins throughout the District over the 2014 and 2015 seasons suggest that larvicides intended to provide extended durations of control (30–180 days) failed to provide control for the maximum duration specified on the product label in approximately 25% of the District’s basins. For larvicides designed to last up to 180 days (or about 26 weeks), failures were found at 1–15 weeks after treatment with most found at five weeks posttreatment. For larvicides formulated to last up to 30 days, failures were found at one to four weeks after applications with most found at three weeks posttreatment. The highest percentages of failing basins (ie, containing late-stage mosquito larvae or pupae during the specified product effectiveness period) were found in communities on the eastern side of the District, bordering Lake Michigan. As the larvicides appeared to function properly in the majority of monitored basins, it appears that the failures likely resulted from basin-specific physical factors (ie, basin volume, sediment content, and hydrology) that cause either product removal or a reduction in the concentration of the larvicide’s active ingredient below the effective levels in these basins. PMID:27103818

  3. Downward economic mobility and preterm birth: an exploratory study of Chicago-born upper class White mothers.

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    Collins, James W; Rankin, Kristin M; David, Richard J

    2015-07-01

    A paucity of published data exists on the factors underlying the relatively poor birth outcome of non-Hispanic White women in the United States. To determine whether downward economic mobility is a risk factor for preterm birth (information. The study sample was restricted to singleton births of Chicago-born upper-class (defined by early-life residence in affluent neighborhoods) non-Hispanic White women. Upper class-born White women (n = 4,891) who did not experience downward economic mobility by the time of delivery had a PTB rate of 5.4 %. Those women who experienced slight (n = 5,112), moderate (n = 2,158), or extreme (n = 339) downward economic mobility had PTB rates of 6.5, 8.5, and 10.1 %, respectively; RR (95 % CI) = 1.2 (1.0-4.0), 1.6 (1.3-1.9), and 1.9 (1.3-2.6), respectively. Maternal downward economic mobility was also associated with an increased prevalence of biologic, medical, and behavioral risk factors. Interestingly, the relationship between moderate to extreme downward mobility and preterm birth was stronger among former low birth weight (mobility (compared to those women with lifelong upper class status) equaled 2.4 (1.1-5.3) and 1.1 (1.0-1.1), respectively. Downward economic mobility is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth among upper class-born White urban women; this phenomenon is strongest among former low birth weight women. PMID:25656715

  4. Sense of Community among Chinese Older Adults in the Greater Chicago Area: Findings from the PINE Study

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    Xinqi Dong

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Sense of community is a concept that has significant implications cross multiple disciplines, particularly in public health practice. However, there exists a knowledge gap in utilizing the sense of community in investigating the health of older immigrant populations. Objective: This study aimed to explore the perception of the sense of community among community-dwelling U.S. Chinese older adults. Methods: Data were from the PINE study, a population-based survey of U.S. Chinese older adults aged 60 years and above in the greater Chicago area. We administered the Sense of Community Index to measure the levels of sense of community. Socio-demographic information was also collected. Results: Our results suggest that Chinese older adults in this study sample reported a strong sense of community. In total, 86.7% of the participants reported satisfaction with the current neighborhood, and 78.4% expressed their desire to continue living in the community as long as possible. In addition, older age (r =0.11, having higher levels of income (r =0.08, being female (r =0.08, being unmarried (r =-0.06, living with fewer people (r =-0.22, having more children (r =0.11, having been in the U.S. for more years (r =0.12, longer residency in the community (r =0.15, higher overall health status (r =0.18, better quality of life (r =0.23, and improved health status in the past year (r =0.11 were significantly correlated with the higher levels of the sense of the community. Conclusions: The study investigation provided the basis for generating empirical knowledge for understanding the sense of community among U.S. Chinese older adults. Future research is needed to delineate the mechanisms underlying sense of community and health in the increasingly diverse aging population.

  5. Summary of the Geographic Information System workshop, held in Chicago, Illinois, May 29--30, 1991. Final report, December 1989--December 1991

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    Thompson, P J; Sullivan, R G; Sundell, R C; Messersmith, J [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

    1991-12-01

    The Gas Research Institute, in conjunction with Argonne National Laboratory, sponsored a workshop on May 29--30, 1991, in Chicago, Illinois, to give gas utilities the opportunity to learn about the availability, applications, and benefits of Geographic Information Systems (GISs). This report is a synopsis of that workshop and contains brief discussions, followed by copies of the viewgraphs shown at the workshop, for the following GIS topics: (1) introduction to GIS, (2) data development, (3) analytical functions, (4) use for gas pipeline right-of-way applications, and (5)video imaging and simulation.

  6. Determination of the physical parameters of the nuclear subcritical assembly Chicago 9000 of the IPN using the Serpent code; Determinacion de los parametros fisicos del conjunto subcritico nuclear Chicago 9000 del IPN usando el codigo SERPENT

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    Arriaga R, L.; Del Valle G, E. [IPN, Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas, Av. Instituto Politecnico Nacional s/n, U.P. Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, 07738 Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Gomez T, A. M., E-mail: guten_tag_04@hotmail.com [ININ, Departamento de Sistemas Nucleares, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

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    For the Serpent code was developed the three-dimensional model corresponding to the nuclear subcritical assembly (S A) Chicago 9000 of the Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas del Instituto Politecnico Nacional (ESFM-IPN). The model includes: a) the core, formed by 312 aluminum pipes that contain 5 nuclear fuel rods (natural uranium in metallic form), b) the multi-perforated plates where they penetrate the inferior part of each pipe to be able to remain in vertical form, c) water, acting as moderator and reflector, and d) the recipient lodging to the core. The pipes arrangement is hexagonal although the transversal section of the recipient that lodges to the core is circular. The entrance file for the Serpent code was generated with the data provided by the manual of the S A use about the composition and density of the fuel rods and others obtained in direct form of the rods, as the interior and external diameter, mass and height. Of the obtained physical parameters, those more approached to that reported in the manual of the subcritical assembly are the effective multiplication factor and the reproduction factor η. The differences can be because the description of the fuel rods provided by the manual of the S A use do not correspond those that are physically in the S A core. This difference consists on the presence of a circular central channel of 1.245 diameter centimeters in each fuel rod. The fuel rods reported in the mentioned manual do not have that channel. Although the obtained results are encouraging, we want to continue improving the model to incorporate in this the detectors, defined this way by the Serpent code, which could determine the existent neutrons flux in diverse points of interest like the axial or radial aligned points and to compare these with those that are obtained in an experimental way when a generating neutrons source (Pu-Be) is introduced. Added to this effort the cross sections for each unitary cell will be determined, so that

  7. Supplement to the final environmental statement related to the decommissioning of the rare earths facility, West Chicago, Illinois: Volume 1: Main test and appendices A-G

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    This Supplement to the Final Environmental Statement (SFES) assesses the impacts of permanent disposal of wastes located at the Kerr-McGee Rare Earths Facility in West Chicago, Illinois. In this SFES, additional alternative sites are analyzed, the analysis is more detailed, and the NRC expressly considers the suitability of these sites for permanent waste disposal. The analysis describes the Proposed Action, which is permanent disposal of the wastes in an above-grade disposal cell at the West Chicago site, and four alternatives for permanent disposal at other sites in Illinois. The four alternatives are: Alternative A, disposal at an active surface coal mine in a deep-trench disposal cell; Alternative B, disposal in a reclaimed surface coal mine in a deep-trench disposal cell; Alternative C, disposal in an underground coal mine in a worked-out panel; and Alternative D, disposal on a farmland site in a partially above-grade disposal cell. The environmental issues considered in the impact assessment are topography, air quality, socioeconomics, land resources, archaeology, mineral resources, water resources, ecology, and radiation exposure. A cost-benefit analysis of the Proposed Action and its alternatives is also presented. Based on the information and analysis given within this SFES, the NRC concluded that the Proposed Action is the preferred course of action. 220 refs., 7 figs., 125 Tabs

  8. Evaluation of Two CEDA Weatherization Pilot Implementations of an Exterior Insulation and Over-Clad Retrofit Strategy for Residential Masonry Buildings in Chicago

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    Neuhauser, K.

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    This project examines the implementation of an exterior insulation and over-clad strategy for brick masonry buildings in Chicago. The strategy was implemented at a free-standing two story two-family dwelling and a larger free-standing multifamily building. The test homes selected for this research represent predominant housing types for the Chicago area. High heating energy use typical in these buildings threaten housing affordability. Uninsulated mass masonry wall assemblies also have a strongly detrimental impact on comfort. Significant changes to the performance of masonry wall assemblies is generally beyond the reach of typical weatherization (Wx) program resources. The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) has secured a Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) innovation grant sponsored by the United States Department of Energy (DOE). This grant provides CEDA the opportunity to pursue a pilot implementation of innovative approaches to retrofit in masonry wall enclosures. The exterior insulation and over-clad strategy implemented through this project was designed to allow implementation by contractors active in CEDA weatherization programs and using materials and methods familiar to these contractors. The retrofit measures are evaluated in terms of feasibility, cost and performance. Through observations of the strategies implemented, the research described in this report identifies measures critical to performance as well as conditions for wider adoption. The research also identifies common factors that must be considered in determining whether the exterior insulation and over-clad strategy is appropriate for the building.

  9. High-energy protons for radiotherapy - a review of activities at the 185-MeV synchrocyclotron in Uppsala

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    The conceived merits of high-energy protons, in radio-therapy, depend on advantageous macroscopic absorption characteristics that permit unparallelled flexibility and precision. From a detailed review of pre-therapeutic biological experiments and clinical experience, it is concluded that proton therapy seems to be preferable to other types of therapy in some categories of tumours. Since high-energy protons deliver almost all dosage by low energy transfer, their use can be based directly on 75 years experience with conventional therapy. The strict evaluation of proton therapy through randomized clinical trials would require large-scale facilities. A clinical accelerator, designed for the combined routinary use of protons and fast neutrons, would be most appropriate. (orig.)

  10. Donald Pierson e a escola sociológica de Chicago no Brasil: os estudos urbanos na cidade de São Paulo (1935-1950 Donald Pierson and the Sociological School of Chicago in Brazil: urban studies in the city of São Paulo (1935-1950

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    Full Text Available O artigo, em termos amplos, trata da influência de Donald Pierson, formado na Escola Sociológica de Chicago, que teve maior repercussão na pesquisa urbana no Brasil, nos anos 30 e 50, tanto na Sociologia quanto na Antropologia, na cidade de São Paulo. A pesquisa urbana no Brasil tanto sociológica quanto antropológica teve referenciais teóricos que deixaram sua marcas nos trabalhos da época. No meu argumento, se pensarmos nos campos científicos da Antropologia e da Sociologia Urbana no Brasil, uma das tendências teóricas em um momento histórico e teórico foi a Escola Sociológica de Chicago. Um resgate de pesquisas precursoras de estudos urbanos na cidade de São Paulo poderiam comprovar a influência da Escola de Chicago. Apesar de serem pesquisas isoladas, enfatizaram fortemente questões propriamente urbanas. Seria arriscado defini-las nesta época como uma Sociologia Urbana propriamente dita, em São Paulo. O motivo de trazê-las é demonstrar que realmente foram um antecedente dos estudos urbanos no Brasil, entre 1935-1950. Assim, posso dizer que a Sociologia da Escola de Chicago teve influência em três campos no Brasil: a relações raciais (negros, brancos e imigrantes, b estudos de comunidade (pequenas cidades rurais e c estudos na cidade (principalmente São Paulo. Portanto, estou pensando a cidade de São Paulo como um cenário em termos gerais, como uma agenda de pesquisa institucional nos anos 35-50. Entre as poucas e modestas pesquisas de Sociologia na cidade de São Paulo tomada como objeto de estudo, foi feita uma etnografia na cidade ou uma etnografia urbana diferente dos clássicos estudos de comunidades em pequenas cidades rurais. Temos inicialmente oito trabalhos que foram publicados principalmente como artigos em revistas, sendo o objeto de pesquisa alguns bairros da cidade ou em outras cidades. O ponto central do artigo está na ampla bibliografia que foi encontrada, e apresentada no final do texto sobre a

  11. An Historical Analysis of the Chicago Public Schools Desegregation Consent Decree (1980-2006): Establishing Its Relationship with the "Brown v. Board" Case of 1954 and the Implications of Its Implementation on Educational Leadership

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    Jackson, Shawn L.

    2010-01-01

    This study provides an historical analysis of the Chicago Public School Desegregation Consent Decree, while illustrating its relationship with the "Brown v. Board" of 1954. It provides an analysis of the mission and objectives of all three versions of the Consent Decree which include: The Original Consent Decree 1980, The Modified Consent Decree…

  12. Todos Nuestros Ninos Pueden Aprender a Leer: Guia para la Accion de Padres y Residentes (All Our Kids Can Learn To Read: Guide to Parent and Citizen Action), Chicago SCHOOLWATCH.

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    Intended for parents and all citizens concerned about improving Chicago's 592 public schools, this handbook, a Spanish language version of "All Our Kids Can Learn To Read" (1985), explains how important reading is to a decent education and future employment. Chapter one describes the school improvement campaign called "Schoolwatch," the problems…

  13. Stabilization of purchasing power through the use of public credit[1]: American Economic Association Meeting at Chicago Distribution of Purchasing Power and Business Fluctuations Round Table, Wednesday, December 30, 1936

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    Presents a paper by Lauchlin Currie on the stabilization of purchasing power through the use of public credit which was originally delivered at the American Economic Association Meeting at Chicago Distribution of Purchasing Power and Business Fluctuations Round Table on December 30, 1936.

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    2010-01-01

    filmen »De Uovervindelige« om politiets kamp mod Al Capones mafia forklarer politimanden Malone, hvad der er byens modus vivendi: »De trækker en kniv - du trækker en pistol. Han sender en af dine på hospitalet - du sender en af hans til lighuset. Dét er Chicagometoden«. - Præsident Obama og hans...

  15. Energy savings for heat-island reduction strategies in Chicago and Houston (including updates for Baton Rouge, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City); FINAL

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    In 1997, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the ''Heat Island Reduction Initiative'' to quantify the potential benefits of Heat-Island Reduction (HIR) strategies (i.e., shade trees, reflective roofs, reflective pavements and urban vegetation) to reduce cooling-energy use in buildings, lower the ambient air temperature and improve urban air quality in cities, and reduce CO2 emissions from power plants. Under this initiative, the Urban Heat Island Pilot Project (UHIPP) was created with the objective of investigating the potential of HIR strategies in residential and commercial buildings in three initial UHIPP cities: Baton Rouge, LA; Sacramento, CA; and Salt Lake City, UT. Later two other cities, Chicago, IL and Houston, TX were added to the UHIPP. In an earlier report we summarized our efforts to calculate the annual energy savings, peak power avoidance, and annual CO2 reduction obtainable from the introduction of HIR strategies in the initial three cities. This report summarizes the results of our study for Chicago and Houston. In this analysis, we focused on three building types that offer the highest potential savings: single-family residence, office and retail store. Each building type was characterized in detail by vintage and system type (i.e., old and new building constructions, and gas and electric heat). We used the prototypical building characteristics developed earlier for each building type and simulated the impact of HIR strategies on building cooling- and heating-energy use and peak power demand using the DOE-2.1E model. Our simulations included the impact of (1) strategically-placed shade trees near buildings[direct effect], (2) use of high-albedo roofing material on the building[direct effect], (3) urban reforestation with high-albedo pavements and building surfaces[indirect effect] and (4) combined strategies 1, 2, and 3[direct and indirect effects]. We then estimated the total roof area of air-conditioned buildings in each

  16. Donald Pierson e a escola sociológica de Chicago no Brasil: os estudos urbanos na cidade de São Paulo (1935-1950) Donald Pierson and the Sociological School of Chicago in Brazil: urban studies in the city of São Paulo (1935-1950)

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    O artigo, em termos amplos, trata da influência de Donald Pierson, formado na Escola Sociológica de Chicago, que teve maior repercussão na pesquisa urbana no Brasil, nos anos 30 e 50, tanto na Sociologia quanto na Antropologia, na cidade de São Paulo. A pesquisa urbana no Brasil tanto sociológica quanto antropológica teve referenciais teóricos que deixaram sua marcas nos trabalhos da época. No meu argumento, se pensarmos nos campos científicos da Antropologia e da Sociologia Urbana no Brasil,...

  17. Draft environmental statement related to the decommissioning of the Rare Earths Facility, West Chicago, Illinois. Docket No. 40-2061. Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation

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    This Draft Environmental Impact Statement is issued by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in response to the plan proposed by Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation for the decommissioning of their Rare Earths Facility located in West Chicago, Illinois. The statement considers the Kerr-McGee preferred plan and various alternatives to that plan. The action proposed by the Commission is the renewal of the Kerr-McGee license to allow safe storage of the radioactive wastes onsite for a period of 5 years. At the end of this period, the following alternatives will be evaluated: (1) Renewal of the license for an additional period of 5 years and the possible imposition of additional conditions or remedial actions; (2) Removal of the material to a licensed low-level waste disposal site; and (3) Termination of the license and transfer of the property to federal or state ownership

  18. The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health Doctor of Public Health program: an innovative approach to doctoral-level practice leadership development.

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    Lenihan, Patrick; Welter, Christina; Brandt-Rauf, Paul; Neuberger, Babette; Pinsker, Eve; Petros, Michael; Risley, Kristine

    2015-03-01

    The University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Doctor of Public Health degree is designed to build leadership skills and an ability to contribute to the evidence base of practice. The competency-based, distance-format, doctoral-level program for midcareer professionals features an action learning approach in which students apply leadership principles from the virtual classroom to real-world problems at their work sites. Students demonstrate mastery of the competencies and readiness to advance to the dissertation stage through completing a portfolio by using a process of systematic reflection. The practice-oriented dissertation demonstrates the ability to contribute to the evidence base of public health practice in an area of emphasis. Preliminary evaluation data indicate that the program is meeting its intended purposes. PMID:25706020

  19. The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program. I. A New Approach to the Distance Ladder Using Only Distance Indicators of Population II

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    Beaton, Rachael L; Madore, Barry F; Bono, Giuseppe; Carlson, Erika K; Clementini, Gisella; Durbin, Meredith J; Garofalo, Alessia; Hatt, Dylan; Jang, In Sung; Lee, Myung Gyoon; Monson, Andrew J; Rich, Jeffrey A; Scowcroft, Victoria; Seibert, Mark; Sturch, Laura; Yang, Soung-Chul

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    We present an overview of the Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program, an ongoing program to obtain a 3 per cent measurement of the Hubble constant using alternative methods to the traditional Cepheid distance scale. We aim to establish a completely independent route to the Hubble constant using RR Lyrae variables, the tip of the red giant branch (TRGB), and Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). This alternative distance ladder can be applied to galaxies of any Hubble Type, of any inclination, and, utilizing old stars in low density environments, is robust to the degenerate effects of metallicity and interstellar extinction. Given the relatively small number of SNe Ia host galaxies with independently measured distances, these properties provide a great systematic advantage in the measurement of the Hubble constant via the distance ladder. Initially, the accuracy of our value of the Hubble constant will be set by the five Galactic RR Lyrae calibrators with Hubble Space Telescope Fine-Guidance Sensor parallaxes. With Gaia, both...

  20. L'emploi des Latinos aux Etats-Unis : la deuxième génération dans la région métropolitaine de Chicago

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    Gervais-Linon, Laurence

    2005-01-01

    Cet article s'attache à évaluer la présence de la seconde génération des Latinos dans la région métropolitaine de Chicago, qui se place au premier rang en matière de disparité économique entre communautés ethniques. On peut encore parler de sous-emploi dans certaines zones marquées par leur identité Latino à Chicago. Entre 1980 et 2000, le marché du travail a subi d'importantes transformations en matière d'emploi, de structure occupationnelle et de localisation des industries. Les quartiers h...

  1. 芝加哥植物园色彩设计的对比应用研究%Analyze on Application of Garden Colors Contrast in the Chicago Botanical Garden

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    武冬梅; 段渊古

    2013-01-01

    With Chicago botanical garden as study object, the role of colors composition in Chicago botanical garden design was discussed. And the application effect of concrete color contrast in wall body plant decoration, courtyard water view, indoor greenhouse and trees decoration in the Chicago botanical garden was analyzed with the living example, which can provide reference data for garden plants design in China.%以芝加哥植物园为研究对象,系统论述了色彩构成在芝加哥植物园园林植物设计中发挥的作用.运用实例分析了芝加哥植物园中园林植物的色彩设计,指出芝加哥植物园墙体植物装饰、庭院水景、室内花房、树体装饰的具体色彩对比应用效果,为我国园林植物设计提供了详实的借鉴资料.

  2. Chasing the Identification of ASCA Galactic Objects (ChIcAGO) - An X-ray Survey of Unidentified Sources in the Galactic Plane I: Source Sample and Initial Results

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    Anderson, G E; Kaplan, D L; Slane, P O; Muno, M P; Posselt, B; Hong, J; Murray, S S; Steeghs, D T H; Brogan, C L; Drake, J J; Farrell, S A; Benjamin, R A; Chakrabarty, D; Drew, J E; Finley, J P; Grindlay, J E; Lazio, T J W; Lee, J C; Mauerhan, J C; van Kerkwijk, M H

    2014-01-01

    We present the Chasing the Identification of ASCA Galactic Objects (ChIcAGO) survey, which is designed to identify the unknown X-ray sources discovered during the ASCA Galactic Plane Survey (AGPS). Little is known about most of the AGPS sources, especially those that emit primarily in hard X-rays (2-10 keV) within the F_x ~ 10^-13 to 10^-11 erg cm^-2 s^-1 X-ray flux range. In ChIcAGO, the subarcsecond localization capabilities of Chandra have been combined with a detailed multi-wavelength follow-up program, with the ultimate goal of classifying the >100 unidentified sources in the AGPS. Overall to date, 93 unidentified AGPS sources have been observed with Chandra as part of the ChIcAGO survey. A total of 253 X-ray point sources have been detected in these Chandra observations within 3' of the original ASCA positions. We have identified infrared and optical counterparts to the majority of these sources, using both new observations and catalogs from existing Galactic plane surveys. X-ray and infrared population...

  3. Cost-Effectiveness Comparison of Response Strategies to a Large-Scale Anthrax Attack on the Chicago Metropolitan Area: Impact of Timing and Surge Capacity

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    Dobrez, Debra; Parada, Jorge P.; Steinberg, Justin M.; Kahn, Adam; Bennett, Charles L.; Schmitt, Brian P.

    2012-01-01

    Rapid public health response to a large-scale anthrax attack would reduce overall morbidity and mortality. However, there is uncertainty about the optimal cost-effective response strategy based on timing of intervention, public health resources, and critical care facilities. We conducted a decision analytic study to compare response strategies to a theoretical large-scale anthrax attack on the Chicago metropolitan area beginning either Day 2 or Day 5 after the attack. These strategies correspond to the policy options set forth by the Anthrax Modeling Working Group for population-wide responses to a large-scale anthrax attack: (1) postattack antibiotic prophylaxis, (2) postattack antibiotic prophylaxis and vaccination, (3) preattack vaccination with postattack antibiotic prophylaxis, and (4) preattack vaccination with postattack antibiotic prophylaxis and vaccination. Outcomes were measured in costs, lives saved, quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), and incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs). We estimated that postattack antibiotic prophylaxis of all 1,390,000 anthrax-exposed people beginning on Day 2 after attack would result in 205,835 infected victims, 35,049 fulminant victims, and 28,612 deaths. Only 6,437 (18.5%) of the fulminant victims could be saved with the existing critical care facilities in the Chicago metropolitan area. Mortality would increase to 69,136 if the response strategy began on Day 5. Including postattack vaccination with antibiotic prophylaxis of all exposed people reduces mortality and is cost-effective for both Day 2 (ICER=$182/QALY) and Day 5 (ICER=$1,088/QALY) response strategies. Increasing ICU bed availability significantly reduces mortality for all response strategies. We conclude that postattack antibiotic prophylaxis and vaccination of all exposed people is the optimal cost-effective response strategy for a large-scale anthrax attack. Our findings support the US government's plan to provide antibiotic prophylaxis and

  4. Technological Paradigm Innovation Cycle and Extended Chicago Paradigm%技术范式创新周期与扩展的芝加哥范式

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    汤伟钢; 李炅珉

    2013-01-01

      技术范式创新周期的不同阶段有不同的潜在市场结构,该结构影响在位者与潜在进入者的互动,产生不同的市场绩效。在市场绩效作用下,企业会采取相应行为,形成真实市场结构,后者正是潜在市场结构的预定结果,这种反应模式就是扩展的芝加哥范式,该范式与哈佛范式形成对接。%Different stages of technology paradigm innovation cycle have different virtual market structures, which influence interac-tions among existents and potential entrants. Their interactions lead to different market performance. Under the action of market performance, enterprises will take corresponding conducts. The conducts will form different real market structures that coincide with different virtual market structures. The kind of reaction model is the extended Chicago paradigm, which joints with Harvard para-digm.

  5. Analysis of ground vibrations produced by an 80 in3 water gun in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Lemont, Illinois

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    Koebel, Carolyn Michelle

    Since its completion in 1910, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) has become a pathway for invasive species (and potentially Asian carp) to reach the Great Lakes. Currently, an electric barrier is used to prevent Asian carp migration through the canal, but the need for a secondary method is necessary, especially when the electric barrier undergoes maintenance. The underwater Asian carp "cannon" (water gun) provides such a method. Analysis of the ground movement produced by an 80 in3 water gun in the CSSC was performed in order to establish any potential for damage to the either the canal or structures built along the canal. Ground movement was collected using 3-component geophones on both the land surface and in boreholes. The peak particle velocities (PPVs) were analyzed to determine if damage would be caused to structures located along the canal. Vector sum velocity ground movement along the canal wall was as high as 0.28 in/s (7.11 mm/s), which is much lower than the United States Bureau of Mines (USBM) ground vibration damage threshold of 0.75 in/s (19.1 mm/s), causing no potential for damage to structures along the canal wall. The dominant frequency of ground motion produced by the water gun is primarily above 40 Hz, so the wave energy should attenuate fairly quickly away from the canal wall, with little disturbance to structures further from the wall.

  6. Planning for the Transition to Long-Term Stewardship at Three U.S. Department of Energy-Chicago Operations Office Facilities

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    This paper describes a pilot study that resulted in the generation of draft planning documents for the upcoming transition from remediation construction to long-term stewardship at three national laboratories managed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-Chicago Operations Office (CH). The remediation construction work at these facilities is being completed under the DOE's Office of Environmental Management (EM) Program. Once the remediation is complete, the responsibility for long-term stewardship (LTS) of the closed waste sites is expected to be transferred to the DOE organization responsible for managing each of the three facilities (i.e., the site landlord). To prepare for this transfer, an extensive planning effort is required. This pilot study utilized the DOE guidance in effect at the time to (1) develop a series of documents identifying applicable requirements that the LTS Programs will need to satisfy, issues that need to be resolved before the transfer can proceed, and criteria to be used to determine when active remediation is complete and a given site is ready for transfer to the LTS Program; (2) examine alternate structures for possible LTS Programs; and (3) develop draft LTS Implementation Plans. This advanced planning effort yielded a number of observations and lessons learned that are applicable to any facility approaching the end of its remediation construction phase

  7. Planning for the Transition to Long-Term Stewardship at Three U.S. Department of Energy-Chicago Operations Office Facilities

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    Moos, L. P.; Ditmars, J. D.; Heston, S. L.; Granzen, G. A.; Holzemer, M. J.; Bennett, D. B.

    2003-02-26

    This paper describes a pilot study that resulted in the generation of draft planning documents for the upcoming transition from remediation construction to long-term stewardship at three national laboratories managed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-Chicago Operations Office (CH). The remediation construction work at these facilities is being completed under the DOE's Office of Environmental Management (EM) Program. Once the remediation is complete, the responsibility for long-term stewardship (LTS) of the closed waste sites is expected to be transferred to the DOE organization responsible for managing each of the three facilities (i.e., the site landlord). To prepare for this transfer, an extensive planning effort is required. This pilot study utilized the DOE guidance in effect at the time to (1) develop a series of documents identifying applicable requirements that the LTS Programs will need to satisfy, issues that need to be resolved before the transfer can proceed, and criteria to be used to determine when active remediation is complete and a given site is ready for transfer to the LTS Program; (2) examine alternate structures for possible LTS Programs; and (3) develop draft LTS Implementation Plans. This advanced planning effort yielded a number of observations and lessons learned that are applicable to any facility approaching the end of its remediation construction phase.

  8. Supplement to the Final Environmental Statement related to the decommissioning of the Rare Earths Facility, West Chicago, Illinois (Docket No. 40-2061): Volume 2, Appendix H

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    This Supplement to the Final Environmental Statement is issued by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in response to the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board's ruling that the staff must supplement the Final Environmental Statement in order to evaluate the impact of permanent disposal of the Kerr-McGee Rare Earths Facility wastes located at West Chicago, Illinois. The statement considers the Kerr-McGee preferred plan and various alternatives to the plan. The action proposed by the Commission is the renewal of the Kerr-McGee license to allow disposal of wastes onsite and for possession of the wastes under license for an indeterminate time. The license could be terminated at a later date if certain specified requirements were met. NUREG-0904 was published in draft for comment in June 1987. Comments have been received and are published with their responses in this report. Volume 1 contains the main text and Appendices A thru G. Volume 2 contains the comments received and their responses

  9. Evaluation of Two CEDA Weatherization Pilot Implementations of an Exterior Insulation and Over-Clad Retrofit Strategy for Residential Masonry Buildings in Chicago

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    Neuhauser, Ken [Building Science Corporation, Somerville, MA (United States)

    2013-08-01

    This project examines the implementation of an exterior insulation and over-clad strategy for brick masonry buildings in Chicago—a free-standing two story two-family dwelling and a larger free-standing multifamily building. The test homes selected for this research represent predominant housing types for the Chicago area, in which high heating energy use typical in these buildings threaten housing affordability, and uninsulated mass masonry wall assemblies are uncomfortable for residents. In this project, the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) has secured a Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) innovation grant sponsored by DOE to pursue a pilot implementation of innovative approaches to retrofit in masonry wall enclosures. The retrofit measures are evaluated in terms of feasibility, cost and performance. Through observations of the strategies implemented, the research described in this report identifies measures critical to performance as well as conditions for wider adoption. The research also identifies common factors that must be considered in determining whether the exterior insulation and over-clad strategy is appropriate for the building.

  10. A Survey of African American Men in Chicago Barbershops: Implications for the Effectiveness of the Barbershop Model in the Health Promotion of African American Men.

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    Moore, Nataka; Wright, Matara; Gipson, Jessica; Jordan, Greg; Harsh, Mohit; Reed, Daniel; Murray, Marcus; Keeter, Mary Kate; Murphy, Adam

    2016-08-01

    The barbershop has been used to target African American (AA) men across age groups for health screenings, health interventions, and for research. However, few studies explore the sociodemographic characteristics of barbers and their clients. Additionally, few have evaluated the client's relative comfort with receiving health information and screenings in barbershops and other non-clinical settings. Lastly, it is unknown whether barbers feel capable of influencing health-decision making of AA men. AA male clients and barbers completed a self-administered survey in barbershops in predominantly AA neighborhoods throughout Chicago, Illinois. We assessed sociodemographic characteristics and attitudes towards receiving physical and mental health education and screenings in barbershops and other settings. Barbers were also surveyed regarding their most and least common clients by age group and their perceived ability to influence the decision-making of AA males by age group. AAs surveyed in barbershops have similar rates of high school completion, poverty and unemployment as the AA residents of their neighborhood. AA males prefer to receive health education and screening in clinician offices followed by barbershops and churches. Barbers reported serving males age 18-39 years of age most frequently while men 50 years and older were the least served group. Overall, barbers did not believe they could influence the decision-making of AA men and in the best case scenario, only 33 % felt they could influence young men 18-29 years old. Barbershops reach AA men that are representative of the demographics of the neighborhood where the barbershop is located. Barbers reach a small population of men over age 49 and feel incapable of influencing the decisions of AAs over age 39. Further studies are needed to assess other locales for accessing older AA men and to evaluate the feasibility of mental health interventions and screenings within the barbershop. PMID:26831485

  11. A novel contrast stain for the rapid diagnosis of pityriasis versicolor: A comparison of Chicago Sky Blue 6B stain, potassium hydroxide mount and culture

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The mycological study of pityriasis versicolor is usually done by potassium hydroxide (KOH mount and culture. However, KOH mount lacks a color contrast and requires a trained eye to interpret, while culture is difficult to perform, time consuming and has low sensitivity. Chicago Sky Blue 6B (CSB is a new contrast stain that highlights the fungal hyphae and spores, blue against a purplish background. Aims and Objectives: This study was done to compare the utility of a novel contrast stain (CSB stain with KOH mount and culture. Materials and Methods: Skin scrapings from the lesions of 100 clinically diagnosed cases of P. versicolor were subjected to (1 KOH mount and CSB stain for direct microscopic examination and (2 culture using Sabouraud′s dextrose agar. The statistical analysis of CSB stain and culture was done using KOH mount as the reference method, as it is the most commonly performed and practical diagnostic test available for P. versicolor. An interrater reliability analysis using the Cohen′s Kappa statistic was performed to determine consistency (agreement among the different modalities. Observations and Results: Direct microscopy with CSB stain, KOH mount and mycological culture showed positive results in 98 (98%, 92 (92% and 56 (56% patients, respectively. Using KOH mount as the reference method, CSB stain had a sensitivity of 100% which was significantly higher than culture (60.9%. Statistically significant fair agreement was found between CSB stain and KOH mount (94% with κ=0.38, P < 0.001. Negligible agreement was found between CSB stain and culture (66%, κ=0.199, P = 0.001 as well as between KOH mount and culture (64%, κ=0.051, P = 0.107. Conclusion: CSB staining of skin scrapings is the most sensitive method for the diagnosis of pityriasis versicolor. Due to the distinct contrast provided by CSB, it is easy to perform, rapid and qualitatively superior to KOH mount.

  12. Comparison of estimates of uncertainty of discharge at US geological survey index-velocity gages on the Chicago sanitary and ship canal, Illinois

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    Over, T.M.; Duncker, J.J.; Gonzalez-Castro, J. A.

    2004-01-01

    Estimates of uncertainty of discharge at time scales from 5 minutes to 1 year were obtained for two index-velocity gages on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC), Ill., instrumented with acoustic velocity meters (AVMs). The velocity measurements obtained from the AVMs are corrected to a mean channel velocity by use of an index velocity rating (IVR). The IVR is a regression-derived relation between the AVM velocity estimates and those obtained using acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs). The uncertainty estimation method is based on the first-order variance method, but the AVM velocity error is estimated from an empirical perspective, using the statistics of the IVR regression. Some uncertainty exists regarding whether to include the standard error of the IVR regression (????2) in the discharge uncertainty. At the 5-minute time scale when ?? ??2 is included, it has the dominant contribution to the discharge uncertainty, and the discharge uncertainty (expressed as the standard deviation of the discharge estimate) is about 5 m3/s at one gage and 8 m3/s at the other, independent of discharge. When ????2 is not included, the discharge uncertainty at the 5-minute time scale is much smaller (about 0.5 m3/s) and depends more strongly on discharge. For time scales one day or greater and when ????2 is not included, the uncertainty of the IVR parameters dominates the discharge uncertainty. The value of the discharge uncertainty is about 0.4 m3/s for one gage and 0.5 m3/s for the other gage at long time scales.

  13. Creation of a retrospective job-exposure matrix using surrogate measures of exposure for a cohort of US career firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia

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    Dahm, Matthew M; Bertke, Stephen; Allee, Steve; Daniels, Robert D

    2015-01-01

    Objectives To construct a cohort-specific job-exposure matrix (JEM) using surrogate metrics of exposure for a cancer study on career firefighters from the Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco Fire Departments. Methods Departmental work history records, along with data on historical annual fire-runs and hours, were collected from 1950 to 2009 and coded into separate databases. These data were used to create a JEM based on standardised job titles and fire apparatus assignments using several surrogate exposure metrics to estimate firefighters’ exposure to the combustion byproducts of fire. The metrics included duration of exposure (cumulative time with a standardised exposed job title and assignment), fire-runs (cumulative events of potential fire exposure) and time at fire (cumulative hours of potential fire exposure). Results The JEM consisted of 2298 unique job titles alongside 16 174 fire apparatus assignments from the three departments, which were collapsed into 15 standardised job titles and 15 standardised job assignments. Correlations were found between fire-runs and time at fires (Pearson coefficient=0.92), duration of exposure and time at fires (Pearson coefficient=0.85), and duration of exposure and fire-runs (Pearson coefficient=0.82). Total misclassification rates were found to be between 16–30% when using duration of employment as an exposure surrogate, which has been traditionally used in most epidemiological studies, compared with using the duration of exposure surrogate metric. Conclusions The constructed JEM successfully differentiated firefighters based on gradient levels of potential exposure to the combustion byproducts of fire using multiple surrogate exposure metrics. PMID:26163543

  14. Green and cool roofs to mitigate urban heat island effects in the Chicago metropolitan area: evaluation with a regional climate model

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    Sharma, A.; Conry, P.; Fernando, H. J. S.; Hamlet, Alan F.; Hellmann, J. J.; Chen, F.

    2016-06-01

    The effects of urban heat islands (UHIs) have a substantial bearing on the sustainability of cities and environs. This paper examines the efficacy of green and cool roofs as potential UHI mitigation strategies to make cities more resilient against UHI. We have employed the urbanized version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (uWRF) model at high (1 km) resolution with physically-based rooftop parameterization schemes (conventional, green and cool), a first-time application to the Chicago metropolitan area. We simulated a hot summer period (16–18 August 2013) and assessed (i) UHI reductions for different urban landuse with green/cool roofs, (ii) the interaction of lake breeze and UHI, and (iii) diurnal boundary layer dynamics. The performance of uWRF was evaluated using sensible heat flux and air temperature measurements from an urban mini-field campaign. The simulated roof surface energy balance captured the energy distribution with respective rooftop algorithms. Results showed that daytime roof temperature reduced and varied linearly with increasing green roof fractions, from less than 1 °C for the case of 25% green roof to ∼3 °C during peak daytime for 100% green roof. Diurnal transitions from land to lake breeze and vice versa had a substantial impact on the daytime cycle of roof surface UHI, which had a 3–4 hour lag in comparison to 2 m UHI. Green and cool roofs reduced horizontal and vertical wind speeds and affected lower atmosphere dynamics, including reduced vertical mixing, lower boundary layer depth, and weaker convective rolls. The lowered wind speeds and vertical mixing during daytime led to stagnation of air near the surface, potentially causing air quality issues. The selection of green and cool roofs for UHI mitigation should therefore carefully consider the competing feedbacks. The new results for regional land-lake circulations and boundary layer dynamics from this study may be extended to other urbanized areas, particularly to coastal

  15. 芝加哥都市垂直农场模式及其启示%Pattern of Vertical Farm in Chicago and its Revelation

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    王敬华; 贾敬敦

    2013-01-01

    Vertical farm is also called a stereo planting farm, which makes farmland developed into a multistoried building, where crop growth environment is simulated and the recyctable energy and greenhouse technology is fully utilized. In this kind of farm, various high efficient agriculture productions can be proceeded. Taking Chicago vertical farm as an example, this paper analyzed the operation mechanism, commercial model, and existing problems of the vertical farm. Moreover, suggestions for accelerating the exploration and practice of urban vertical farm in China were raised from the aspects of strategic study, technology research and development (R&D), collaborative innovation, and platform construction, etc.%垂直农场也叫立体种植农场,是把田地向多层建筑的楼层化农场发展,在人工修筑的多层建筑物里,充分利用可循环的能源和温室技术,模拟农田的农作物生长环境,进行各种高效的农业生产。以芝加哥垂直农场为例,分析了该垂直农场运行机制及商业模式,剖析了都市垂直农场发展相关问题,并从战略研究、技术研发、协同创新与平台构建等方面提出了加快我国都市垂直农场探索与实践的若干建议。

  16. Draft supplement to the final environmental statement related to the decommissioning of the Rare Earths Facility, West Chicago, Illinois (Docket No. 40-2061): Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation

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    This Draft Supplemental Environmental Statement (DSES) assesses the impacts of permanent disposal of wastes located at the Kerr-McGee Rare Earths Facility in West Chicago, Illinois. The assessments presented in the DSES augment and update those described in the Final Environmental Statement (FES) that was issued by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in May 1983. In this DSES, additional alternative sites are analyzed, the analysis is more detailed, and the NRC expressly considers the suitability of these sites for permanent waste disposal. The analysis describes the Proposed Action, which is permanent disposal of the wastes in an above-grade disposal cell at the West Chicago site, and four alternatives for permanent disposal at other sites in Illinois. The four alternatives are: Alternative A, disposal at an active surface coal mine in a deep-trench disposal cell; Alternative B, disposal in a reclaimed surface coal mine in a deep-trench disposal cell; Alternative C, disposal in an underground coal mine in a worked-out panel; and Alternative D, disposal on a farmland site in a partially above-grade disposal cell. The environmental issues considered in the impact assessment are topography, air quality, socioeconomics, land resources, archaeology, mineral resources, water resources, ecology, and radiation exposure. A cost-benefit analysis of the Proposed Action and its alternatives is also presented. Based on the information and analysis given within this DSES, the NRC concluded that the Proposed Action is the preferred course of action

  17. Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial action program. Radiological survey of site A, Palos Park Forest Preserve, Chicago. Final report

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    The principal finding of this study of Site A (CP-2, CP-3 Reactors) and Plot M (burial site) is the presence of tritium (as water) in the Plot M area and in the three wells to the north. No abnormal amounts of radioactivity were found in any other Forest Preserve District wells or in any private wells. The only radionuclide in the Site A core samples attributable to operations at the Site is tritium. The concentrations were substantially less than in the Plot M area. Elevated concentrations of uranium and plutonium were found on the surface of the bed of a swale 50 to 200 feet north and downhill of Plot M. Average values over this area were about 10 pCi/g U and 0.2 pCi/g for Pu. The only important pathway for exposure to the public from the radionuclides buried in Plot M is from the tritiated water moving from the Plot to the dolomite aquifer and consumed by individuals using the picnic wells. The possible dose to people from this pathway is estimated at 0.7 mrem/y as compared to the EPA drinking water standard of 4 mrem/y. Elevated tritium concentrations were found in the soil around and beneath Plot M; they decrease with increasing distance from the Plot. Tritium has been found in the subsoil as deep as samples have been collected, so it must be assumed that the ground beneath and immediately around the Plot contains tritium down to the dolomite aquifer about 130 feet deep. The total tritium content in this area is estimated to be about 3000 Ci. In the three waterways that drain the Plot, the Illinois and Michigan Canal, Des Plaines River, and Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, tritium from the Plot was not detected. Small amounts of other radionuclides (U, Pu, 90Sr) have been found in boreholes beneath the concrete cap covering the Plot, but not in the subsoil outside of the Plot

  18. 19 April 2013 - The University of Chicago Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories D. H. Levy signing the guest book with CERN Director for Accelerators and Technology S. Myers; in the LHC tunnel with L. Bottura; throughout accompanied by US CMS J. Butler. Mrs Levy and Mrs Butler took part.

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    19 April 2013 - The University of Chicago Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories D. H. Levy signing the guest book with CERN Director for Accelerators and Technology S. Myers; in the LHC tunnel with L. Bottura; throughout accompanied by US CMS J. Butler. Mrs Levy and Mrs Butler took part.

  19. HYDROGEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES (CHICAGO, IL)

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    Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

  20. Pointing and Morality in Chicago

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    McNeill, David

    1998-01-01

    The signature form of abstract deixis is the classic pointing G-hand aimed at absolutely nothing. This gesture is extremely widespread and frequent in conversational discourse.[2] A speaker says "and there was [this guy]", and flexes an index finger at a certain locus, although there is no person there. In effect, the gesture `creates' a reference, in this case an imaginary person identified as "this guy". What I am terming `abstract deixis' is, according to Bühler (1982), concrete deixis tha...

  1. Construction of Blaze at the University of Illinois at Chicago: A Shared, High-Performance, Visual Computer for Next-Generation Cyberinfrastructure-Accelerated Scientific, Engineering, Medical and Public Policy Research

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    Brown, Maxine D. [Acting Director, EVL; Leigh, Jason [PI

    2014-02-17

    The Blaze high-performance visual computing system serves the high-performance computing research and education needs of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Blaze consists of a state-of-the-art, networked, computer cluster and ultra-high-resolution visualization system called CAVE2(TM) that is currently not available anywhere in Illinois. This system is connected via a high-speed 100-Gigabit network to the State of Illinois' I-WIRE optical network, as well as to national and international high speed networks, such as the Internet2, and the Global Lambda Integrated Facility. This enables Blaze to serve as an on-ramp to national cyberinfrastructure, such as the National Science Foundation’s Blue Waters petascale computer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Department of Energy’s Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) at Argonne National Laboratory. DOE award # DE-SC005067, leveraged with NSF award #CNS-0959053 for “Development of the Next-Generation CAVE Virtual Environment (NG-CAVE),” enabled us to create a first-of-its-kind high-performance visual computing system. The UIC Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) worked with two U.S. companies to advance their commercial products and maintain U.S. leadership in the global information technology economy. New applications are being enabled with the CAVE2/Blaze visual computing system that is advancing scientific research and education in the U.S. and globally, and help train the next-generation workforce.

  2. Conference Proceedings: On the edge of change : opportunities in the gas business. Volume 1 - Get insights into gas supply, markets and storage, and pricing trends from major players; Volume 2 - Hear the insider's point of view on all new pipelines east of Chicago

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    The 26 papers presented at this conference dealt with issues related to new opportunities for the natural gas industry. Principal topics addressed were: (1) the challenge of Canada/U.S. natural gas supply, (2) new competition issues, (3) Ontario's role in North American natural gas markets, (4) futures versus fundamentals and gas market price dynamics, (5) gas transportation in western Canada, (6) the future for offshore pipelines, and (7) pipeline projects from Chicago to markets in eastern Canada. tabs., figs

  3. Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial action program. Radiological survey of the National Guard Armory at Washington Park, 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, September 19, 1977-October 11, 1978

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    A comprehensive radiological survey was conducted at the Illinois National Guard Armory at Washington Park in Chicago. This facility, used for uranium processing during the MED/AEC era, is now used as offices, classrooms, and storage and garage areas. Forty-two spots of contaminaton in nine rooms or areas exceeded the allowable limits for uranium as given in the ANSI Standard N13.12. In most instances, the contamination was found to be removable and available for transfer to other locations. However, under current use conditions, the potential for radiation exposure to occupants of this building from these sources of contamination is small. Concentrations of radon daughters in the air in the building, as measured by grab-sampling techniques, were less than the limit of 0.01 WL above background as given in the Surgeon General's Guidelines in 10 CFR 712. No long-lived radionuclides were detected in any air sample. Concentrations of radionuclides in soil samples collected around the facility indicated essentially background levels. The presumed maximum 50-year dose commitments from potential inhalation/ingestion of residual contamination were calculated to be 2.5 mrem to the lung, 0.51 mrem to the bone, 0.12 mrem to the kidney, and 0.031 mrem wholebody; each of these is less than 0.5% of the appropriate standards for an individual in an uncontrolled area. In order to rduce the potential for radiation exposure, remedial measures such as stabilization of the contamination in place would be applicable as a short-term measure. In order to reduce the risk in the event that building modifications take place in the future, health physics procedures and coverage are recommended. The long-term solution would involve dcontamination by removal of the radioactive residues from the 11 rooms or areas in the facility

  4. Characteristics Associated with Psychological, Physical, Sexual Abuse, Caregiver Neglect and Financial Exploitation in U.S. Chinese Older Adults: Findings from the Population-Based Cohort Study in the Greater Chicago Area

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This study examined the socio-demographic and health related characteristics of elder mistreatment (EM in a community-dwelling older Chinese population. Methods: Guided by a community-based participatory research approach, the PINE study conducted in-person interviews with 3,159 U.S. Chinese older adults aged 60 years and older in the Greater Chicago area from 2011–2013. Participants answered questions regarding psychological, physical and sexual mistreatment, caregiver neglect, and financial exploitation. Definitional approaches for EM subtypes were constructed from least restrictive to most restrictive. Results: The sociodemographic and health-related characteristics associated with EM differed by type of mistreatment and by the operational definition used. Living with fewer people, having been born in countries other than China, poorer health status, and lower quality of life were significantly correlated with physical mistreatment. Only higher education was positively and significantly associated with sexual mistreatment and only poorer health status was consistently correlated with psychological mistreatment among all definitions. Male gender, higher educational levels, higher income, fewer children, and having been in the U.S. for fewer years were significantly correlated with financial exploitation. As for caregiver neglect, older age, having more children, having been in the U.S. for more years, poorer health status, lower quality of life, and worsening health over the past year were consistently correlated with caregiver neglect with different definitions. Conclusions: Prevention and intervention programs on EM should be geared towards specific types of mistreatment. Studies on EM should conduct a thorough analysis to justify the operational definition used.

  5. Fourth joint meeting of the American Urological Association and the Japanese Urological Association Specialty Society program at the 104th annual meeting of the American Urological Association at Chicago 2009.

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    Cooperberg, Matthew R; Hinotsu, Shiro; Chancellor, Michael B; Homma, Yukio; Nelson, Peter S; Matsuyama, Hideyasu; Menon, Mani; Kucuk, Omer; Hara, Isao; Egawa, Shin; Uzzo, Robert G; Kanayama, Hiro-Omi; Okuyama, Akihiko; Akaza, Hideyuki

    2009-08-01

    We are heartily grateful for the warm support of all of the people concerned, including the moderators and panelists of both societies for giving us the opportunity to hold the 4th American Urological Association/Japanese Urological Association (AUA/JUA) Joint Meeting, held once again at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association (25-30 April 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA). 2009 is a memorable year, being the start of new collaborations between AUA and JUA. The JUA in collaboration with AUA is promoting an academic exchange program whereby outstanding and promising Japanese and American junior faculty members will be given the opportunity to work in the USA and Japan for one month. The program not only allows the sharing of knowledge and experience, but is designed to foster a closer alliance between the AUA and JUA, and assists in identifying future leaders within both organizations. The JUA will have an exhibit booth at the AUA annual meeting, promoting our new joint activities. The Journal of Urology and International Journal of Urology will share reviewers. The JUA will participate in developing AUA guidelines. With all of these activities, the JUA hopes it will provide greater opportunities to young Japanese urologists to participate in educational projects in the US. We would like to thank Professor Robert C. Flanigan, the Secretary General of AUA, Professor Glenn M. Preminger, the Chairman of the AUA Office of Education and the staff of AUA and JUA for supporting our program. We hope to keep holding the joint meeting and have plenty of ideas on themes and forums. We believe that this international program helps to establish a closer relationship between JUA and AUA in the scientific field. PMID:19682110

  6. Feasibility Study of Economics and Performance of Solar Photovoltaics at the Former Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Rail Yard Company Site in Perry, Iowa. A Study Prepared in Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites

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    Salasovich, J.; Geiger, J.; Healey, V.; Mosey, G.

    2013-03-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with the RE-Powering America's Land initiative, selected the Former Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail Yard Company site in Perry, Iowa, for a feasibility study of renewable energy production. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provided technical assistance for this project. The purpose of this report is to assess the site for a photovoltaic (PV) system installation and estimate the cost, performance, and site impacts of different PV options. In addition, the report recommends financing options that could assist in the implementation of a PV system at the site. This study did not assess environmental conditions at the site.

  7. Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders

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    ... Cancer Overview Risk of Hereditary Cancer Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Colon Cancer Lynch Syndrome Cancer Counseling Other Hereditary Cancer Syndromes Cancer Support Organizations Our Statement on BRCA and Genetic Screening Health & Genetics Through a Jewish Lens Genetic Carrier ...

  8. The Chicago Air Shower Array (CASA)

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    In order to improve the ultrahigh energy flux sensitivity beyond that of existing detectors a new class of very large detectors must be built. In this paper we will discuss one approach to this goal. (orig.)

  9. Doctor Fujita's microburst analysis at Chicago

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    Mccarthy, J.

    1980-01-01

    Doppler radar measurements of an intense wind shear occurance are discussed. The data suggest the presence of an incredibly strong low level jet outflow component of the microburst event, reaching 60 knots only 50 meters above the surface. Evidence also suggests that microbursts more typically occur in very weak thunderstorms that have hardly reached thunderstorm stage.

  10. 芝加哥华人:19世纪70年代至20世纪30年代的跨国移民与商业活动%Chicago Chinese:Transnational Migration and Entrepreneurship During the 1870 s and 1930 s

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    2013-01-01

    论文通过中英文原始资料,追述了芝加哥唐人街历史,论证了19世纪70年代至20世纪30年代的芝加哥华人社区在跨国移民与商业网络中的重要作用。认为芝加哥所拥有的水陆空交通枢纽的优越地理位置让城中的华人杂货业得以扩大生意范围;芝加哥的国际化氛围还培养了中餐精致饮食文化的先驱;城内的华人洗衣业也成为美国中西部城镇洗衣业的典范。这些特征都表明了芝加哥城内的华埠社区是美国中西部地区跨国移民与商贸中心的一个重要枢纽。华人企业家们不仅仅为他们个人商业的成功做出了贡献,同时也为美国中西部地区华人社区及家乡父老的集体生存、发展与成功做出了重要的贡献。%In this paper, the author has meticulously gleaned important primary sources in both Chinese and English, in particular the Immigration and Naturalization Services ( INS) Chicago Chinese Case Files ( CCCF ), various Chinese gazetteers, qiaokan ( overseas Chinese magazines ), genealogies, and statistics by the US and Chinese governments. Through tracing the history of the Chinese in Chicago, this study reveals the significance and characteristics of the Chinese Chicagoan entrepreneurs in transnational migration and the ethnic Chinese businesses in the United States during the period from the 1870 s to 1930 s. It argues that Chicago�s unique position as the hub of water, land, rail, and air transportations enabled the Chinese entrepreneurs to expand their business activities, its metropolitan atmosphere nourished ambitious and visionary pioneers of Chinese fine dining in the country, and the well-developed Chinese hand laundry businesses in Chicago provided models for other Chinese laundries in the Midwestern region. It concludes that the Chicago Chinese community was an important socioeconomic center for the Mid -America and served as a crucial link in the Chinese transnational migration

  11. « Vous semez de la ciguë et prétendez voir mûrir des épis! » (Machiavel) : polar et anthropologie urbaine à Chicago à l’âge de la prohibition

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    En partant de quelques œuvres-clé (en particulier The Gang, de Frederic Thrasher, 1927 ; Little Caesar de W. R. Burnett, 1929), cet article vise à mettre en lumière les affinités épistémologiques de l’Ecole de Chicago et du polar américain des années 1920. A travers l’étude comparée de ces deux corpus, il suggère que ces affinités ne relèvent pas d’une simple coïncidence mais d’une vision commune de la ville. Celle-ci se traduit notamment par une même approche de la criminalité, envisagée à l...

  12. « Vous semez de la ciguë et prétendez voir mûrir des épis! » (Machiavel : polar et anthropologie urbaine à Chicago à l’âge de la prohibition

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available En partant de quelques œuvres-clé (en particulier The Gang, de Frederic Thrasher, 1927 ; Little Caesar de W. R. Burnett, 1929, cet article vise à mettre en lumière les affinités épistémologiques de l’Ecole de Chicago et du polar américain des années 1920. A travers l’étude comparée de ces deux corpus, il suggère que ces affinités ne relèvent pas d’une simple coïncidence mais d’une vision commune de la ville. Celle-ci se traduit notamment par une même approche de la criminalité, envisagée à la fois comme une construction narrative et comme phénomène historique, géographique et social.Starting from a few key works (in particular Frederic Thrasher’s The Gang, 1927, and W. R. Burnett’s Little Caesar, 1929, this article attempts to shed light on the epistemological affinities between the Chicago school of urban sociology and American urban crime fiction in the 1920s. Through a comparative study of these two corpuses, it suggests that these affinities result not from coincidence but from a common vision of the city. This, in particular, comes out in the similar treatment of urban crime, seen both as a narrative construction and as a historical, geographical and social phenomenon.

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Submarine Cable Installation Project... the installation of submarine cables in the vicinity of the Madison Street Bridge. This temporary... the installation of submarine cables in the vicinity of the Madison Street Bridge. Entry into...

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    ... with the soil sampling efforts. The use of the machinery associated in these soil sampling efforts pose serious risks of injury to persons and property. As such, the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.... . All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the...

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    .... seq (formerly the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and... comment. Under 49 U.S.C., section 47503 (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter...

  16. Centro de exposiciones en Chicago – EE.UU.

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    1972-11-01

    Full Text Available This building, the reconstruction and enlargement of the old, fire-damaged Center of Expositions, has been executed in three levels consisting of various exhibition halls, theater, and complemented by cafeterias, restaurants, meeting rooms, dignitary suites, and parking facilities. The access and unloading platforms which serve the exhibition sites are located in the intermediate level. Principal characteristics are, on the one hand, the large area for pedestrians and automobiles, which separates the exhibition area from the theater area, and on the other hand, the structure. The 150-foot square bays for the two-way steel truss roof system impart a spaciousness consonant with the prior design concept. For this enlargement it was necessary to use part of the adjoining lake to effect retaining walls and earth fill in the newly acquired zones.Este edificio, reconstrucción y ampliación del antiguo Centro de Exposiciones que fue dañado por un incendio, ha sido planteado en tres niveles, en los que se distribuyen los diversos salones de exposición y el teatro, completados por cafeterías, restaurante, cocinas, almacenes, tiendas y zona de aparcamientos. El acceso y los muelles de descarga que sirven a los locales de exposición, están situados en el nivel intermedio. Sus características principales son, por una parte, el gran paso para peatones y automóviles, que separa la zona de exposiciones y la del teatro, y por otra, la estructura, a base de entramados metálicos apoyados sobre grandes pilares muy distanciados, creando amplios espacios libres, acordes con su utilización posterior. Para esta ampliación hubo que utilizar parte del lago cercano, disponiendo muros de contención y rellenos de tierra en la nueva zona adquirida.

  17. Chicago, Indiana set for "world's largest scientific experiment"

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    "The mission of The Hoosier Coefficient, which appears on MidestBusiness.com eveery Thursday, is to profile the often-overlooked rich technology development and commercialization in Indiana. The Hoosier state is home to four of the top technology research and engineering universities in the nation and tech pros ignore Indiana at their own peril." (1 page)

  18. University of Illinois at Chicago Health Policy Center - Funding

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — 1991-2014. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations...

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — 1991-2013. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations...

  20. COMPUMAG - Chicago Conference on the Computation of Electromagnetic Fields, 1981

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    Proceedings includes 76 papers arranged according to major subdivisions dealing with magnetostatic and electrostatic field calculations, magnetodynamic fields, material properties including hysteresis and saturable steel, numerical techniques, computer-aided design, practical experience with magnetic computation as well as electromagnetic forces and stresses. Topics considered include turbogenerators, particle beams, transformers, coils, superconductors, eddy currents, skin effect in electric conductors, computer programming, Tokamak devices, induction heating, electric furnaces, insulators, cables, magnetic levitation, saturable reactors, aircraft instruments, mathematical techniques, electric rotating machinery, electromagnetic pumps, solenoids plasma devices, and magnetic cores. 3 papers are abstracted separately

  1. The "Kingdom of God on Earth" and Early Chicago Pragmatism

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    Trohler, Daniel

    2006-01-01

    Pragmatism has been rediscovered in recent years and presented as emblematic of modern thinking. At the center of this worldwide interest in late-nineteenth century Pragmatism stood, first, a rejection of the traditional dualistic construction of the world in philosophy and psychology; second, a distinguishing of the findings of learning theory…

  2. First National Bank de Chicago – (EE.UU.

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    Full Text Available Principally, five factors have participated in this project: necessary space, structure, mechanical and electrical systems, vertical circulation and urban surroundings. Two different functions have been taken into account: the lower part for the bank and the upper for leasing, with the consequent imperatives of space: broad open surfaces for contact with the public in the lower levels; and small business sites with an exterior view in the upper floors. The solution to the problem has been a structure that decreases in depth as its height increases with side superstructures in an inclined curve. It has a metal structure protected against fire with concrete and covered with granite slabs. All of the floors have a central air-conditioning system using electrical coolers instead of boilers; thus, the building operates entirely on electricity. To obtain maximum freedom of space in the bank floors, the classic central nucleus of communication has been replaced, for the leasing zone, by two nuclei of elevators at both ends of the buildings which jut out from the main structure. The bank, in turn, has two other elevator nuclei, adjacent to the preceding ones, and escalators for the public on the various levels. The creation of the plaza in front of structure provides an attractive expanse in a densely populated zone.En este proyecto han intervenido, principalmente, cinco factores: espacio necesario, estructura, sistemas mecánicos y eléctricos, circulación vertical y entorno urbano. Se han tenido en cuenta dos funciones distintas: parte inferior, para banco, y superior, destinada a arrendamientos, con los consiguientes imperativos de espacio: amplias superficies abiertas, de contacto con el público, en los niveles bajos, y pequeños locales de oficinas, con vistas al exterior, en las plantas superiores. La solución del problema ha sido una construcción que va disminuyendo en profundidad, a medida que aumenta su altura, produciendo alzados laterales en curva inclinada. Lleva estructura metálica, protegida contra el fuego con hormigón y revestida con placas de granito. Todas las plantas cuentan con un sistema central de aire acondicionado producido por enfriadores eléctricos en lugar de calderas, con lo que el edificio funciona totalmente con electricidad. Para conseguir la máxima libertad de espacio en las plantas del banco, el clásico núcleo central de comunicación vertical se ha sustituido, para la zona de alquiler, por dos núcleos de ascensores, en ambos extremos del edificio, y sobresaliendo de la estructura principal. El banco cuenta, a su vez, con otros dos núcleos de elevadores adyacentes a los anteriores, y escaleras mecánicas, para el público, en los niveles bajos. La creación de la plaza delantera constituye un atractivo ensanche en una zona de gran densidad de población.

  3. Turning around Low-Performing Schools in Chicago: Research Report

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    de la Torre, Marisa; Allensworth, Elaine; Jagesic, Sanja; Sebastian, James; Salmonowicz, Michael; Meyers, Coby; Gerdeman, R. Dean

    2013-01-01

    Specific strategies for "turning around" chronically low-performing schools have become prominent, with the U.S. Department of Education enacting policies to promote four school improvement models that include "fundamental, comprehensive changes in leadership, staffing, and governance." Despite the attention and activity surrounding these types of…

  4. 33 CFR 110.205 - Chicago Harbor, Ill.

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    2010-07-01

    ... boundaries of the anchorage area. (3) Any vessel anchoring under circumstances of great emergency outside of... an established anchorage ground or in stress of weather or to avoid collision, is...

  5. Do hispanic neighborhoods in Chicago promote or hinder homeownership opportunities?

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    Robin G. Newberger; Maude Toussaint-Comeau

    2004-01-01

    Hispanics are one of the fastest-growing populations in the nation, yet they have one of the lowest rates of homeownership of all racial/ethnic groups. For a large proportion of Hispanic immigrants, particularly those from Mexico and other Latin American countries, housing needs remain critical. Researchers have found that Latino immigrants living in metropolitan areas are much more likely to live in crowded and severely inadequate housing and/or to experience a severe housing cost burden. Wh...

  6. Teaching Medical Students about Health Literacy: 2 Chicago Initiatives

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    Harper, William; Cook, Sandy; Makoul, Gregory

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To develop medical students' skills in interacting with individuals who have limited health literacy. Methods: Described are 2 novel approaches to health literacy curriculum design. Efforts at both schools have been implemented to improve medical student awareness of health literacy, as well as specific skills in clear communication and…

  7. Trip to Chicago/Tofu Festival,etc

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    1998-01-01

    本篇讲芝加哥之行,生动可读。从明尼苏达的Carleton校园来到芝加哥竟然发现: The occupants of these humongous buildings walk with paces three times faster thanthe pedestrians in Northfield’s Division Street. 此言让我们感受到美国明显的地域差别。相对芝加哥而言,明尼苏达则是一派田园风光了。作者的眼光注意到了人们脚上的sneakers(运动鞋,旅游鞋),并认为: Probably the need to speed up and tofeel comfortable at the same time heat the concern about their own outlook.也许,不无道理。本文的另一个亮点是在与校友的聚会上,作者写道:To my surprise,theirmajors at Carleton seem to be largely irrelevant to what they are doing now. "专业对口”曾经是或者仍然是我们这里的一个响亮的口号。市场经济是否对此观念也会或者已经形成冲击?这真是一对矛盾,为实利所驱动,大学毕业生置身市场经济之汪洋,随波逐流,置寒窗苦学之专业知识于不顾,到头来,派用场的仅是大学毕业生的一块牌子。这种现象,无论对自己,或者对社会都带来不同程度的益处,然而,这里面是否存在着另人扼腕的巨大的浪费?从老校友的嘴中,可以了解Carleton的往昔,当今日之Carleton校园出现让国人看不懂的co-ed bathroome以?

  8. 29 September 2015 - Vice-President of the Government of Spain S. Sáenz de Santamaría in the ATLAS visitor centre, the Synchrocyclotron, the Data Centre visit point and the LHC magnet facility with CERN Director-General R. Heuer and Technology Department Head J.M. Jiménez.

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    Bennett, Sophia Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    Were also present from Spain: Sra. Carmen Vela, Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, Sr. D. Bernardo de Sicart Escoda Embajador de España en Berna, Sra. Da Ana Menéndez Pérez, Embajadora Representante Permanente de España ante Naciones Unidas y OOII con sede en Ginebra, Sra. Da María Pico Directora del Gabinete de la Vicepresidenta and Sr. D. Miguel Temboury Redondo Subsecretario de Economía y Competitividad. And from CERN: Dr Maria Alandes Pradillo, Information Technology Department, Dr Maria Barroso-Lopez Deputy Group Leader, IT-PES, Dr Frédérick Bordry, Director of Accelerators and Technology, Dr Borja Fernandez Adiego Engineering Department, Prof. Maria Jose Garcia Borge ISOLDE Collaboration Spokesperson, Dr Fabiola Gianotti Director-General elect 2016-2020, Mr Frédéric Hemmer Information Technology Department Head, Prof. Mario Martinez, Spanish Scientific Delegate to CERN Council Mr Guillermo Merino Fernandez, Technology Department Mr Lluis Miralles, General Infrast...

  9. Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites remedial action program post-remedial-action radiological survey of Kent Chemical Laboratory, the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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    A comprehensive radiological assessment of Kent Laboratory was conducted during September 1977, by the ANL Radiological Survey Group to determine if any radioactive contamination remained. The results of the assessment indicated the need for remedial action. Since 1977, the University has decontaminated this laboratory building, and in May 1983, the Department of Energy requested the ANL Radiological Survey Group to conduct a post-remedial-action survey. All the contaminated areas identified during the 1977 assessment were rechecked. Contamination remained in six of the rooms. Further decontamination of these areas was conducted by university personnel, and as a result, these areas are now free of contamination. However, a contaminated clay pipe in the attic remained. The clay pipe has since been removed and disposed of as solid radioactive waste. During the post-remedial-action survey, six soil samples were collected from excavation trenches dug in Rooms 1 and 2 as part of the University's remedial action efforts. Also, four sludge samples were taken from below the manhole covers in the basement of Kent Chemical Laboratory to assess the radiological condition of the sewer system. A radiological assessment of the sewer system had not been accomplished during the 1977 survey as per program direction. Radiochemical (fluorometric) and gamma-spectral analyses indicated that eight out of ten soil and sludge samples contained levels of radioactivity above expected background concentrations. The soil has since been further excavated. The building is now free of radioactive contamination in excess of background levels; however, the sewers do contain radioactive materials above background levels since contamination was found at appropriate access points. 6 references, 16 figures, 7 tables

  10. Progress report, 1978

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    During the calendar year 1978 upgrading of the synchrocyclotron was completed and proton, deuteron and alpha beams were extensively used. Research continued into far-unstable nuclei, complex nuclear reaction and nuclear fission mechanisms, and positron tomography. (LL)

  11. E.G. Michaelis, Head of the SC Division

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    1975-01-01

    On 1 July 1975 the improved synchro-cyclotron was officially inaugurated. Here E. Michaelis describes the improvement programme in the Main Auditorium. On the right Antonio Pasinetti. (see CERN Courier of July/August 1975)

  12. On modelling nuclear reactions in meteorites

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    Ustinova, G. K.; Lavrukhina, A. K.

    1993-01-01

    An original method of experimental modeling depth distribution of radionuclides in sphere thick targets irradiated by protons in 4(pi)-geometry on JINR (Dubna) synchrocyclotron is described. Some results are presented.

  13. Accelerator Division annual report, January 1976--September 1977

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    1977-01-01

    Accelerator operations of the Bevatron/Bevalac, the SuperHILAC, and the 184-Inch Synchrocyclotron are described. The PEP storage ring is described. The superconducting accelerator (ESCAR) construction is reported, and experiments in heavy ion fusion are described. (GHT)

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    ... consultation with U.S. listing markets and Commission staff to provide for uniform market-wide trading pause... reopening, a rotation shall be held in the individual stock on CBSX unless the Exchange concludes that a... rotation, an abbreviated rotation or any other variation in the manner of the rotation. Lastly, nothing...

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    ... and modifiers. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 69538 (May 8, 2013), 78 FR 28671 (May 15, 2013) (SR-CHX-2013-10); see also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 69075 (March 8, 2013), 78 FR 16311... Change 1. Purpose The Exchange does not currently offer Match Trade Prevention (``MTP'')...

  16. Motor Vehicle Occupant Death Rate, by Age and Gender, 2012, Region 5 - Chicago

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Rate of deaths by age/gender (per 100,000 population) for motor vehicle occupants killed in crashes, 2012 Source: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Note:...

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    ... Exchange Act Release No. 65682 (November 3, 2011), 76 FR 69780 (``Notice''). II. Description of the... nomination process for the Representative Directors. First, the Exchange proposed to eliminate the... timelines to allow it to synchronize the Exchange's nomination process to that of CBOE Holdings. The...

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    ... Exchange Act Release No. 48946 (December 17, 2003), 68 FR 74678 (December 24, 2003) (approving SR- NYSE... a number of respects with regard to the nomination process for the Representative Directors... CBOE's nomination process with the nomination process for CBOE's parent company, CBOE Holdings, Inc....

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    2011-10-04

    ... Exchange Act Release No. 64547 (May 25, 2011), 76 FR 31647 (June 1, 2011). The Joint CFTC-SEC Advisory... to promote stability and investor confidence during a period of significant stress. As the Commission... (April 9, 1998), 63 FR 18477 (April 15, 1998) (SR-NYSE-98-06, SR-Amex-98-09, SR-BSE-98-06,...

  20. 78 FR 76675 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    2013-12-18

    .... 70428 (September 17, 2013), 78 FR 58362 (September 23, 2013) (SR-CTA-2013-05) (``Notice of Filing of the... Act Release No. 70794 (October 31, 2013), 78 FR 66789 (November 6, 2013) (SR-CTA-2013-05) (``Order... the proposed rules will promote investor confidence by providing greater post-trade transparency...

  1. 78 FR 21634 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    2013-04-11

    ..., Commission, dated May 24, 2012. \\4\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67091 (May 31, 2012), 77 FR 33498... measures designed to restore investor confidence by reducing the potential for excessive market volatility..., dated January 17, 2013. \\12\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67091 (May 31, 2012), 77 FR...

  2. 76 FR 61447 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Proposed...

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    2011-10-04

    ... investor confidence by reducing the potential for excessive market volatility. Among the measures adopted.... \\6\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64547 (May 25, 2011), 76 FR 31647 (June 1, 2011). The...-wide halts in trading at specified levels in order to promote stability and investor confidence...

  3. 76 FR 78708 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2011-12-19

    ... Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Related to a Complex Order Auction Feature December 12, 2011... electronic complex order book (``COB'') or once on a PAR workstation. Paragraph (d) of Rule 6.53C describes.... The Exchange is proposing to amend the rule to describe a COA feature for complex orders resting...

  4. 78 FR 47469 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2013-08-05

    ... market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. Additionally, the Exchange... pass a qualification exam as outline in Rule 3.6A and fulfill a CE requirement as outlined in Rule 9.3A... for the Series 56 (S501) Continuing Education July 30, 2013. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of...

  5. Public Housing, Housing Vouchers and Student Achievement: Evidence from Public Housing Demolitions in Chicago

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    Brian A. Jacob

    2003-01-01

    There has been a substantial shift from public housing to voucher-based housing assistance over the past decade, largely in response to the rising cost of public housing and the high rates of crime, unemployment and school failure among public housing residents. Despite this shift, there is relatively little evidence on the impact of public housing or housing vouchers on educational outcomes. This paper utilizes a plausibly exogenous source of variation in housing assistance generated by publ...

  6. 75 FR 47041 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2010-08-04

    ... Information Index Fund. Services Inc. CRM Salesforce.com Inc. SUN Sunoco Inc. SWN Southwestern Energy BBBY Bed... particular, the proposed rule change allows for an expansion of the Penny Pilot Program for the benefit...

  7. 76 FR 63698 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2011-10-13

    ... open outcry or electronic transaction in SPX Weeklys at any time during a calendar month.'' This means... charged the SPX Tier Appointment fee for conducting any electronic transaction in SPX Weeklys. However... appointment but conducts any electronic transaction in SPX Weeklys. Indeed, the Exchange has never charged...

  8. 77 FR 60496 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2012-10-03

    ... verification procedures that apply to electronic RFQ, FLEX AIM and FLEX SAM transactions involving multi-part... that has existed for open outcry transactions and adapts it to an electronic environment. The proposed... Equity Options. In addition, other products are permitted to be traded pursuant to the FLEX...

  9. REMEDY FOR BANKING CRISES: WHAT CHICAGO AND ISLAM HAVE IN COMMON

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    Valeriano F. García; CIBILS, VICENTE FRETES; MAINO, RODOLFO

    2004-01-01

    We document banking system instability arising from a combination of fractional reserve requirements, deposit insurance and moral hazard by presenting several episodes of severe banking distress and crises in Asia. Following a framework of functional perspective suggested by Merton and Bodie (1993), we argue that one hundred percent reserves, “narrow banking”, provides a basis for banking reform and an alternative to reduce the likelihood of systemic financial crises. Both the narrow banking ...

  10. Proceedings of the 6th annual Speakeasy conference. [Chicago, August 17-18, 1978

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    1978-01-01

    This meeting on the Speakeasy programming language and its applications included papers on the following subjects: graphics (graphics under Speakeasy, Speakeasy on a mini, color graphics), time series (OASIS - a user-oriented system at USDA, writing input-burdened linkules), applications (weather and crop yield analysis system, property investment analysis system), data bases under Speakeasy (relational data base, applications of relational data bases), survey analysis (survey analysis package from Liege, sic and its future under Speakeasy), and new features in Speakeasy (partial differential equations, the Speakeasy compiler and optimization). (RWR)

  11. 75 FR 57100 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2010-09-17

    ... Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Related to the Complex Order Book September 13, 2010... to option classes in which the electronic complex order book (``COB'') is activated. The text of the... mechanism for a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors...

  12. Can Higher Education Foster Economic Growth? Chicago Fed Letter. Number 229

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    Mattoon, Richard H.

    2006-01-01

    Not all observers agree that higher education and economic growth are obvious or necessary complements to each other. The controversy may be exacerbated because of the difficulty of measuring the exact contribution of colleges and universities to economic growth. Recognizing that a model based on local conditions and higher education's response…

  13. A Confusion of Signals: James Franck, the Chicago Scientists and Early Efforts to Stop the Bomb

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    Villa, Brian Loring

    1975-01-01

    If the scientists working on the Manhattan Project had realized the consequences of the atomic bomb earlier, formulated their recommendations more precisely, and approached the statesmen in time, American policy on use and control of the bomb might well have been different. (Author/BT)

  14. Product Category Rules Alignment Workshop, October 4, 2011 in Chicago, IL, USA

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    A workshop on Product Category Rule (PCR) alignment was held as a special session in the LCA XI conference with approximately 120 participants. PCR alignment refers to the process of assuring that PCRs (rules for developing LCA-based claims like EPDs) developed by different parti...

  15. 78 FR 36429 - Safety Zone; Private Party Fireworks; Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL

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    2013-06-18

    ...-9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal... pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This... AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 0 1. The authority citation for Part 165 continues to read as...

  16. Too Many References, Just Cut a Few and It Will Be Perfect: APA vs. Chicago

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    Matusov, Eugene

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the author's rebuttal is to provide a sociocultural critique of Wolff-Michael Roth and Michael Cole's arguments and of the current "Mind, Culture, and Activity" ("MCA") policy regarding referencing. In sum, Roth and Cole write that some unnamed "MCA" authors (and some scholars in general) abuse the reference practice by…

  17. 75 FR 30452 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2010-06-01

    ... (``Membership Fees Circular''). The Exchange proposes to add the Post-Demutualization Trading Permit Application Fee to Section 11 of the CBOE Fees Schedule and to revise the Membership Fees Circular. The proposed... the Membership Fees Circular are included as Exhibit 2 to the 19b-4. CBOE proposes to add a...

  18. 75 FR 2166 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2010-01-14

    ... forth in Section 11 of the CBOE Fees Schedule as well as in a regulatory circular (``Membership Fees... Schedule and Membership Fees Circular included as part of Exhibit 5. Specifically, the Exchange proposes to... circumstances. \\18\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59193 (January 2, 2009), 74 FR 972 (January 9,...

  19. 75 FR 38164 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2010-07-01

    ... IV-LIV of CBOE's rules, to the CBOE Fee Schedule, to CBOE's circular regarding membership application and other membership fees (``CBOE Membership Fee Circular''), and to the CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC... proposed amendments to the CBOE Membership Fee Circular, and the proposed amendments to the CBSX...

  20. Chicago-area poll finds support for bigger Fermi National Accelerator lab.

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    Grady, W

    2001-01-01

    A survey among residents living near the Fermi National Accelerator laboratory suggests that there would be some support for the facility to expand beyond the current boundaries of its nearly 7000 acre site.

  1. Introduction to Astrophysics. Curriculum Developed by Faculty Workshop at University of Illinois at Chicago, Summer 1974.

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    Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Circle Campus.

    The course outlines presented in this report are intended to be used to teach astrophysics to nonscience majors at the junior and senior college level. An extensive set of notes are included which can be useful to an instructor as guidelines for presentation. Additional equipment and references for use in teaching astrophysics are suggested. (SA)

  2. 77 FR 65730 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed...

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    2012-10-30

    ... Change Regarding the Valuation of Securities on Deposit October 24, 2012. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of... Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of...

  3. Explore Spatiotemporal and Demographic Characteristics of Human Mobility via Twitter: A Case Study of Chicago

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    Luo, Feixiong; Cao, Guofeng; Mulligan, Kevin; Li, Xiang

    2015-01-01

    Characterizing human mobility patterns is essential for understanding human behaviors and the interactions with socioeconomic and natural environment. With the continuing advancement of location and Web 2.0 technologies, location-based social media (LBSM) have been gaining widespread popularity in the past few years. With an access to locations of users, profiles and the contents of the social media posts, the LBSM data provided a novel modality of data source for human mobility study. By exp...

  4. Mobile phone diabetes project led to improved glycemic control and net savings for Chicago plan participants.

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    Nundy, Shantanu; Dick, Jonathan J; Chou, Chia-Hung; Nocon, Robert S; Chin, Marshall H; Peek, Monica E

    2014-02-01

    Even with the best health care available, patients with chronic illnesses typically spend no more than a few hours a year in a health care setting, while their outcomes are largely determined by their activities during the remaining 5,000 waking hours of the year. As a widely available, low-cost technology, mobile phones are a promising tool to use in engaging patients in behavior change and facilitating self-care between visits. We examined the impact of a six-month mobile health (mHealth) demonstration project among adults with diabetes who belonged to an academic medical center's employee health plan. In addition to pre-post improvements in glycemic control (p=0.01) and patients' satisfaction with overall care (p=0.04), we observed a net cost savings of 8.8 percent. Those early results suggest that mHealth programs can support health care organizations' pursuit of the triple aim of improving patients' experiences with care, improving population health, and reducing the per capita cost of health care PMID:24493770

  5. Mobile Phone Diabetes Project Led To Improved Glycemic Control And Net Savings For Chicago Plan Participants

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    Nundy, Shantanu; Jonathan J. Dick; Chou, Chia-Hung; Nocon, Robert S.; Chin, Marshall H; Peek, Monica E.

    2014-01-01

    Even with the best health care available, patients with chronic illnesses typically spend no more than a few hours a year in a health care setting, while their outcomes are largely determined by their activities during the remaining 5,000 waking hours of the year. As a widely available, low-cost technology, mobile phones are a promising tool to use in engaging patients in behavior change and facilitating self-care between visits. We examined the impact of a six-month mobile health (mHealth) d...

  6. 76 FR 37867 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Approving...

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    2011-06-28

    ... Amendment No. 1, is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder... for another self-regulatory organization in which that self-regulatory organization reduced the... Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54494 (September 25, 2006), 71 FR 58023 (October 2, 2006)...

  7. 78 FR 4506 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    2013-01-22

    ... for education, examination and Web Central Registration Depository (``CRD'') system \\5\\ services that... two new subsections entitled ``Education and Examination Fees'' and ``Central Registration Depository... fees for education and examination services provided by FINRA to non-FINRA Participants, so as...

  8. 75 FR 65687 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2010-10-26

    ... example, suppose an investor wanted to invest in 5,000 shares of Sirius Satellite (``SIRI'') on July 13, 2010. The closing price for SIRI on that day was $ 0.9678. If the investor wanted to buy a call option...-money $0.50 strike call options. The Exchange notes that a 3-month SIRI call option with an...

  9. 76 FR 20392 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2011-04-12

    ... Exchange Act Release No. 64027 (March 3, 2011), 76 FR 13011 (March 9, 2011) (SR-CBOE-2011-020). The... a select group of stocks (BAC, BIL, BGZ, C, CIM, DXD, FAZ, IAU, LVLT, NBG, PVI, QID, SDS, SIRI, SKF... share and Taker rebates of $0.0014 per share: ALU, BAC, BIL, C, CIM, IAU, LVLT, PVI, SIRI, SNV, UDN,...

  10. 76 FR 35503 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of...

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    2011-06-17

    ... Data Index (``MDI'') feed. Options Trading Each SSDO will be quoted in decimals and one point will be... Inc. (CAT): 1/15/2010 $0.42 Not Included 4/22/2010 $0.42 Not Included 7/16/2010 $0.44 $0.44 4.40...

  11. 77 FR 71650 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2012-12-03

    ... change in location of the Exchange's back-up data center (the Exchange is moving its primary data center... the primary data center is still operating. In this configuration, there will be no change in the... other circumstance rendering either the trading floor or the primary data center inoperable. In...

  12. 78 FR 71015 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed...

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    2013-11-27

    ... Change Regarding the Designation of a Primary Backup Data Center November 21, 2013. Pursuant to Section... Change CME proposes to activate its New York Data Center (``1NE Data Center'') as its primary backup data... Center will be redesigned and become the primary backup data center in place of CME's current backup...

  13. 77 FR 60738 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2012-10-04

    ...), 77 FR 47148 (August 7, 2012) (SR-CBOE-2012-075). In re-organizing the Fees Schedule, the Exchange... explained in Footnote (16), and therefore in Section 1 of the Old Fees Schedule, which lists the actual... options (as well as other products, including ETFs). The only proprietary index option class on which...

  14. 76 FR 27735 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2011-05-12

    ... proprietarily at prices that would satisfy the customer order, and (b) provides the customer with a meaningful... and at prices that would satisfy customer orders that were being held by another, separate trading... Institutional Broker would be permitted to trade at prices that would satisfy the customer orders held by...

  15. 78 FR 17454 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of...

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    2013-03-21

    ... for its own account at a price that would satisfy such customer order, provided that the Trading... prices that would satisfy the customer order, and (b) provides the customer with a meaningful opportunity... satisfy the customer's order. In lieu of providing written disclosure to customers at account opening...

  16. The Chicago monetary growth-rate rule: Friedman on Simons reconsidered

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    G.S. TAVLAS

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The work takes up a series of issues pertaining to the monetary interpretation of Friedman and Simons. The authors find that espousal of a monetary rule involves, foremost, confidence in the extrapolability of long-term statistical trends, particularly with respect to velocity. The initial formulation of the monetary hypothesis of the Great Depression is linked to an entirely overlooked original contribution by William Foster and Waddill Catchings. Their contribution these authors essentially anticipates views set forth by Friedman and Simons, and already included the formulation of the monetary growth-rate rule.  

  17. African American Adolescents Living and Coping with Community Violence on Chicago's Southside

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    Voisin, Dexter R.; Bird, Jason D. P.; Hardestry, Melissa; Shiu, Cheng Shi

    2011-01-01

    This study explores community violence exposures among African American adolescents and whether coping strategies were gendered. In-depth interviews are conducted with a sample of 32 African American high school students. Data are analyzed using a thematic analysis. The primary forms of violence exposures are physical attacks, fighting, and…

  18. Personality Traits among Community-Dwelling Chinese Older Adults in the Greater Chicago Area

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    E-Shien Chang

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Personality traits are important indicators of health and well-being. Neuroticism and conscientiousness in particular, are closely associated with morbidity and mortality in old age. However, little is known regarding the levels of these two key personality traits among U.S. Chinese older adults. This report aimed to examine the levels of personality traits among this population. Methods: Data were from the PINE study, a population-based study of U.S. Chinese older adults aged 60 and above. We measured neuroticism and conscientiousness using modified NEO personality inventory. Results: Of the 3,159 community-dwelling Chinese older adults, 58.9% were female, and mean age was 72.8 years. Compared to neuroticism, conscientiousness trait was endorsed higher among Chinese older adults in our sample. Each conscientiousness item had at least 67.8% of participant endorsement, in comparison to the lowest endorsement rate of 14.3% in the neuroticism measure. Younger age (r-neuroticism = -0.06, r-conscientiousness = -0.14 and fewer children (r-neuroticism = -0.06, r-conscientiousness = -0.06 were correlated with both traits. Female gender (r = 0.11, poorer health status (r = -0.26, poorer quality of life (r = -0.23 and worsened health over the past year (r = -0.15 were correlated with higher levels of neuroticism. In contrast, male gender (r = -0.05, better health status (r = 0.20, higher quality of life (r = 0.17 and improved health over the past year (r = 0.07 were correlated with higher levels of conscientiousness. Education level (r = 0.15 was positively correlated with higher levels of conscientiousness, but not with neuroticism; whereas income level (r = -0.04 was negatively correlated with neuroticism but not with conscientiousness. Conclusion: U.S. Chinese older adults generally possess higher agreement level on conscientiousness traits than neuroticism. Future analysis should be conducted to explore the complex associations between different personality traits among Chinese aging population, Our study also calls for further in-depth studies to understand adverse health outcomes associated with specific personality traits among minority older adults.

  19. 78 FR 4529 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc.; Order Approving a Proposed...

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    2013-01-22

    ... independent directors,\\16\\ or a compensation ] committee comprised solely of independent directors. \\16... describing a formal compensation committee, also refers to the listed company's independent directors as a... compensation committee.\\22\\ \\19\\ See Rule 31.10(c)(2). For a definition of independent directors under Rule...

  20. 78 FR 29163 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.; Notice of Filing and Order...

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    2013-05-17

    ... Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change Regarding an Expansion of CME Clearing's Category 3.../clearing/financial-and-collateral-management/ for further detail regarding acceptable collateral, haircuts... questions about collateral can be directed to the Financial Unit hotline at 312-207-2594. * * * * * II....

  1. 77 FR 1114 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Order...

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    2012-01-09

    ... moral turpitude; and/or 3. any filing of a bankruptcy petition or insolvency, receivership or equivalent... principle-based regulations adopted by the CFTC that establish certain standards of compliance...

  2. NIKHEF-K contributions to the 1989 particle accelerator conference, Chicago, March 20-23, 1989

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    A collection of papers dealing with, respectively, the design and planning of the Amsterdam Pulse Stretcher and Storage Ring, the beam optics of the Amsterdam Pulse Stretcher, the adaption of the modulation-klystron units and the r.f. drive system and the installation of an energy compression system, for modifying the present 500 MeV, 1% duty factor (d.f.) electron accelerator MEA into a 900 MeV, 0.1%, d.f. injector for the Amsterdam Pulse Stretcher. (H.W.) refs.; figs.; tabs

  3. 76 FR 32000 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Granting...

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    2011-06-02

    ... orderly market, to meet customer demand or when the market price of the underlying * * * moves... No. 1 Thereto To Trade Options on Certain Individual Stock Based Volatility Indexes and Exchange... thereunder,\\2\\ a proposed rule change to trade options on certain individual stock based and...

  4. 76 FR 42757 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2011-07-19

    ... Certain Affiliates for Purposes of a Fee Cap and Sliding Scale July 13, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1.... \\1\\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). \\2\\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4. I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the... the Multiply-Listed Options Fee Cap (the ``Fee Cap'') and the CBOE Proprietary Products Sliding...

  5. 77 FR 49846 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2012-08-17

    ... continuous electronic quotes. \\3\\ Securities Exchange Act Release No. 34-67410 (July 11, 2012), 77 FR 42040... Change The Exchange proposes to delay the implementation date of changes to Market-Makers' continuous... change to amend Rule 1.1(ccc), ``Continuous Electronic Quotes,'' to reduce to 90% the percentage of...

  6. 78 FR 12377 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of...

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    2013-02-22

    ... Proposed Rule Change Relating to Market-Maker Continuous Quoting Obligations February 15, 2013. Pursuant to... relating to Market-Maker continuous quoting obligations. The text of the proposed rule change is available... continuous electronic quotes in their appointed classes, which proposed rule change was immediately...

  7. 78 FR 17736 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2013-03-22

    ...), 78 FR 12377 (February 22, 2013) (SR-CBOE-2013-019). The purpose of this rule change filing is to... Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to Market-Maker Continuous Quoting Obligations... change filing, which became effective on that date, to amend Rule 1.1(ccc), ``Continuous...

  8. 77 FR 42040 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2012-07-17

    ... Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to Continuous Electronic Quotes July 11, 2012... its Rules relating to continuous electronic quotes. The text of the proposed rule change is available... purpose of the proposed rule change is to amend Rule 1.1(ccc), ``Continuous Electronic Quotes,'' to...

  9. 75 FR 14231 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2010-03-24

    ... corporate governance and transparency of the election process for directors and by promoting greater....S.C. 78f(b)(5). \\15\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 34-61292 (January 5, 2010), 75 FR 1664... different exchanges.\\16\\ The proposed rule change will better enfranchise shareholders and enhance...

  10. 76 FR 10078 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2011-02-23

    ... economic interest, which should enhance corporate governance and accountability to shareholders.\\19\\ \\19... Exchange Act Release 62874 (September 9, 2010), 75 FR 56152 (September 15, 2010). After careful... Exchange Act Release No. 60215 (July 1, 2009), 74 FR 33293 (July 10, 2009) (SR-NYSE-2006- 92)....

  11. High-energy physics laboratory reaches out to Chicago-area neighbors

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    Grady, W

    2004-01-01

    "A meeting this weekend with neighbors might be as important to the future of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory as the improvements in recent years to exotic equipment that sends millions of subatomic particles whizzing through its tunnels" (1 page)

  12. Ethnic Resources Utilization of Korean Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the Chicago Minority Area.

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    Kim, Kwang Chung; Hurh, Won Moo

    1985-01-01

    Korean entrepreneurs rely heavily on their ethnic resources for both business formation and operation. While such resource utilization facilitates immigrants' business entry and gives them competitive advantage in the general marketplace, the same mechanism poses the problems of entra-ethnic business competition and precarious position as a…

  13. 76 FR 5415 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Approving...

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    2011-01-31

    ... Notice of Proposed Rule Change Regarding Rule 4.20--Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program January 25.... 63559 (December 16, 2010), 75 FR 80560 (December 22, 2010) (``Notice'') II. Background CBOE proposed to amend CBOE Rule 4.20, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program, to require all Trading Permit Holders...

  14. 77 FR 25215 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    2012-04-27

    ... Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rules Regarding Clearing Member Anti-Money Laundering Programs.... ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND ECONOMIC SANCTIONS COMPLIANCE Each clearing member shall develop and implement a written [anti- money laundering] compliance program approved in writing by senior...

  15. Building America Case Study: Combustion Safety Simplified Test Protocol, Chicago Illinois, and Minneapolis, Minnesota

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    2015-12-01

    "9Combustion safety is an important step in the process of upgrading homes for energy efficiency. There are several approaches used by field practitioners, but researchers have indicated that the test procedures in use are complex to implement and provide too many false positives. Field failures often mean that the house is not upgraded until after remediation or not at all, if not include in the program. In this report the PARR and NorthernSTAR DOE Building America Teams provide a simplified test procedure that is easier to implement and should produce fewer false positives. A survey of state weatherization agencies on combustion safety issues, details of a field data collection instrumentation package, summary of data collected over seven months, data analysis and results are included. The project provides several key results. State weatherization agencies do not generally track combustion safety failures, the data from those that do suggest that there is little actual evidence that combustion safety failures due to spillage from non-dryer exhaust are common and that only a very small number of homes are subject to the failures. The project team collected field data on 11 houses in 2015. Of these homes, two houses that demonstrated prolonged and excessive spillage were also the only two with venting systems out of compliance with the National Fuel Gas Code. The remaining homes experienced spillage that only occasionally extended beyond the first minute of operation. Combustion zone depressurization, outdoor temperature, and operation of individual fans all provide statistically significant predictors of spillage.

  16. 76 FR 36596 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Order Approving a Proposed Rule...

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    2011-06-22

    ... Release No. 64370 (April 29, 2011); 76 FR 25727 (``Notice''). II. Description The Exchange proposed to make additional rules subject to punishment under its MRP. These rules relate to: (1) Failure to notify the Exchange of a request to withdraw capital contribution (Article 3, Rule 6(b)); (2) failure...

  17. e+ e- collider in the VLHC tunnel. Proceedings, Workshop, Chicago, USA, March 9-11, 2001

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    Dugan, D., (ed.); /Cornell U., LEPP; Tollestrup, A., (ed.); /Fermilab

    2001-07-01

    This document is a collection of the contributions made to the March IIT workshop on an e{sup +}e{sup -} collider in the VLHC tunnel. This machine, which is based on a relatively conservative extrapolation of LEP technology, has a baseline luminosity of 10{sup 33}/cm{sup 2}/s at a CM energy of 370 GeV. The overall parameters and general description of such a machine is described in T. Sen and J. Norem, ''A Very Large Lepton Collider in the VLHC Tunnel'', to be published. A preprint of this paper is included as Appendix 2 of this report. The intention of the workshop was to define the parameters of such a collider and make them available to the community for use in further physics studies. It is clear that the machine cannot compete with a full scale linear collider. Its main interest would be if a VLHC were built and if a linear collider did not already exist. In this case, it could provide a limited and perhaps crucial view of low mass Higgs states. Although the study is incomplete, it does define rather well the parameters of the machine, as well as the challenges that the design faces. The study benefited greatly from the participation of the machine experts that were willing to spend time looking at the design. In this document, the workshop contributions are organized into sections which cover the physics motivation for the machine; the injector; beam dynamics issues in the collider; and accelerator systems. The physics section describes luminosity benchmarks for study of a light Higgs boson, and machine performance issues related to lineshape measurements at the t{bar t} threshold. The contribution on the injector presents a design for a 45 GeV injector. The injection energy is motivated by two considerations: the collider has potential stability problems at injection, which are mitigated by a relatively high injection energy; and, at this energy, the injector can also serve as a Z{sup 0} factory. One of the principal conclusions of the IIT workshop was that this was the most natural way to provide a high-luminosity Z{sup 0} factory with polarized beams. The beam dynamics contributions cover a range of topics, including experience from LEP, design options for the lattice and IR's that aim at increasing the luminosity to close to 10{sup 34}/cm{sup 2}/s, and considerations on beam stability, rf system distribution, beam separation, and radiative spin polarization of the beams. The magnet, vacuum system, and rf system required for the machine are discussed in the accelerator systems contributions. Finally, in the conclusions section, the leading R&D issues for the machine, as identified at the workshop, are summarized. In an Appendix, some thoughts on beam-beam considerations for a VLLC are provided.

  18. 76 FR 17974 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Approving...

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    ... Notice, supra note 4, 76 FR at 7612 (noting that the CBOE Audit Committee has a more limited role....\\9\\ \\9\\ See Notice, supra note 4, 76 FR at 7612. C. Elimination of Exchange Audit Committee CBOE... disclosure matters; (3) CBOE Holdings' internal audit function and internal controls; and (4) CBOE...

  19. 78 FR 30371 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    ... public interest. Clarifying the manner in which the Marketing Fee exemption for strategy transactions can... the proposed change does not change to whom the Marketing Fee exemption for strategy executions... strategy transaction may apply for such transaction's exemption from the Marketing Fee may be attractive...

  20. 75 FR 78310 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    ... to extend the pilot program relating to individual securities circuit breakers. The text of this... Article 20, Rule 2 to create circuit breakers in individual securities on a pilot basis to end on December... Breakers December 9, 2010. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934...

  1. 78 FR 8211 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    ... adopted the proposed changes to the market-wide circuit breakers on a pilot basis for a period that... to April 8, 2013. The proposal would delay the operative date of the market-wide circuit breakers pilot to April 8, 2013 in order for the implementation date for the market-wide circuit breakers...

  2. 77 FR 5605 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    ... to extend the pilot program relating to individual securities circuit breakers. The text of this... amend Article 20, Rule 2 to create circuit breakers in individual securities on a pilot basis to end on... Breakers January 30, 2012. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the...

  3. 76 FR 20393 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    ... amend its rules to extend the pilot program relating to individual securities circuit breakers. The text... amend Article 20, Rule 2 to create circuit breakers in individual securities on a pilot basis to end on... Breakers April 6, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) \\1\\ of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the...

  4. 76 FR 50784 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    ... securities circuit breakers. The text of this proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's Web site at..., CHX obtained Commission approval to amend Article 20, Rule 2 to create circuit breakers in individual... Breakers August 9, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934...

  5. 77 FR 47479 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    ... circuit breakers. The text of this proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's Web site at ( www..., CHX obtained Commission approval to amend Article 20, Rule 2 to create circuit breakers in individual... Breakers August 2, 2012. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934...

  6. 78 FR 8673 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    ... (``market- wide circuit breakers''), to delay the operative date of the pilot by which such Rule operates... Article 20, Rule 2 that outlines the market-wide circuit breakers would be in effect. \\3\\ The Commission approved the proposed changes to the market- wide circuit breakers on a pilot basis for a period...

  7. 77 FR 15436 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    ... continue to ``eat'' fees or pay for orders executed at other exchanges to the current extent. As such, CBOE... Statement on Burden on Competition CBOE does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act....

  8. 78 FR 42572 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of...

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    ...\\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4. \\3\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 69629 (May 23, 2013), 78 FR 32496... of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rule 6.42 July 10, 2013. On... Exchange Rule 6.42. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on May...

  9. The SDSS and e-science archiving at the University of Chicago Library

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    Kern, Barbara; Armstrong, Dean; Blair, Charles; Farley, David; Feeney, Kathleen; Ielmini, Eileen; Long, Elisabeth; Meyer, Daniel; Wilkins, Peggy

    2010-01-01

    The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a co-operative scientific project involving over 25 institutions worldwide and managed by the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC) to map one- quarter of the entire sky in detail, determining the positions and absolute brightness of hundreds of millions of celestial objects. The project was completed in October 2008 and produced over 100 terabytes of data comprised of object catalogs, images, and spectra. While the project remained active, SDSS data w...

  10. 78 FR 25116 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed...

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    2013-04-29

    ... portfolio). CME will also establish a floor component to the Liquidity Factor using the current Gross... portfolio. The calculation of the Liquidity Factor is based on the premise that the 5-year OTR index is the... functions of the Gross Notional of each index family in a given portfolio. Proposed Changes to the...

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    2012-08-13

    ... CDS Clearing Member. The current methodology for the liquidity factor is a function of a portfolio's... of the CDX IG and CDX HY contracts. The total liquidity margin for a portfolio is the sum of the liquidity margins of the CDX IG and CDX HY CDS Contracts in the CDS Clearing Member portfolio. The...

  12. 77 FR 77160 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed...

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    2012-12-31

    ... (``Liquidity Factor'') of CME's margin methodology for a portfolio of CDS indices is the product of (1) the... positions in the portfolio. The calculation of the Liquidity Factor is based on the premise that the 5-year... liquidity exposure of each position in a CDS portfolio relative to the 5-year OTR index. For each...

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    2013-10-03

    ... Notional Function''). The associated margin for a CDS portfolio attributed to the Liquidity Factor is the sum of the Liquidity Factor calculations for each family of CDS positions in the portfolio. The... Gross Notional of each index family in a given portfolio. Proposed Changes to the Liquidity Risk...

  14. Technology Solutions Case Study: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois

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    2013-10-01

    Steam heated buildings often suffer from uneven heating as a result of poor control of the amount of steam entering each radiator. In order to satisfy the heating load to the coldest units, other units are overheated. As a result, some tenants complain of being too hot and open their windows in the middle of winter, while others complain of being too cold and are compelled to use supplemental heat sources.

  15. Improving the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)

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    Rothgeb, S.; Brand, L.

    2013-11-01

    The objective of this project is to examine the impact that common installation practices and age-induced equipment degradation may have on the installed performance of natural gas furnaces, as measured by steady-state efficiency and AFUE. PARR identified twelve furnaces of various ages and efficiencies that were operating in residential homes in the Des Moines Iowa metropolitan area and worked with a local HVAC contractor to retrieve them and test them for steady-state efficiency and AFUE in the lab. Prior to removal, system airflow, static pressure, equipment temperature rise, and flue loss measurements were recorded for each furnace. After removal from the field the furnaces were transported to the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) laboratory, where PARR conducted steady-state efficiency and AFUE testing. The test results show that steady-state efficiency in the field was 6.4% lower than that measured for the same furnaces under standard conditions in the lab, which included tuning the furnace input and air flow rate. Comparing AFUE measured under ASHRAE standard conditions with the label value shows no reduction in efficiency for the furnaces in this study over their 15 to 24 years of operation when tuned to standard conditions. Further analysis of the data showed no significant correlation between efficiency change and the age or the rated efficiency of the furnace.

  16. Valentina Izmirlieva, All the Names of the Lord, Lists, Mysticism, and Magic, Chicago 2008

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    Giovanni Maniscalco Basile

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Giovanni Maniscalco BasileAll the Names of the Lord, Lists, Mysticism, and Magic, by Valentina IzmirlievaThe Author describes the book and adds some considerations about the double significance of both the book itself and the impact the very idea of a history of the names of God had for the development of philosophy up to our time. The book – the Author maintains – investigates some aspects of the history of our culture that were kept in dark by theologically oriented way of thinking; at the same time it gives evidence of the evolution of religious thinking that in principle hardly admits evolution. To conclude, the history of the lists of the names of God manifests itself as a powerful means for the investigation of the transformation old beliefs underwent in new cultural contexts in various epochs.

  17. 75 FR 67794 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Granting...

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    2010-11-03

    ... (September 9, 2010), 75 FR 56628. II. Description of the Proposal The purpose of CBOE's proposed rule change... Securities (``E-TRACS'') linked to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index due July 9, 2040 (``MLPL'')...

  18. 77 FR 67723 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Granting...

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    2012-11-13

    ... is geared toward an unmet demand of institutional investors, and was prompted by numerous requests... longer-dated expirations from institutional investors who are currently trading such options in the OTC...). \\2\\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4. \\3\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67600 (August 6, 2012), 77 FR...

  19. 78 FR 28262 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of...

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    2013-05-14

    ... made available only to institutional investors, but does not include a Trading Permit Holder's internal communications. The term institutional investor shall mean any qualified investor as defined in Section 3(a)(54... available only to institutional investors. The Exchange believes the proposed changes to the definitions...

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    ... certain institutional investors. These institutional investors require an independent third-party... due to the difference in closing time would cause these institutional investors' financial reporting.... As such, this may become a difficulty for institutional traders practicing coordinated...

  1. 78 FR 65040 - Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Linn County, Iowa

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    2013-10-30

    ... condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance...

  2. 78 FR 69723 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of...

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    2013-11-20

    ... any competitive advantage. Moreover, the removal of the e-DPM complexity will provide the Exchange... former e-DPMs on the same competitive position as PMMs. Further, other U.S. options exchanges do not have... placed in the same competitive position as PMMs (for orders on which they are preferred). The...

  3. When Schools Close: Effects on Displaced Students in Chicago Public Schools

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    de la Torre, Marisa; Gwynne, Julia

    2009-01-01

    Few decisions by a school district are more controversial than the decision to close a school. School staff, students and their families, and even the local community all bear a substantial burden once the decision is made to close a school. Teachers and other school staff must search for new employment, students are faced with a multitude of…

  4. Looking Forward to High School and College: Middle Grade Indicators of Readiness in Chicago Public Schools

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    Allensworth, Elaine M.; Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul; de la Torre, Marisa

    2014-01-01

    There is a very large population of students who struggle with the transition from the middle grades to high school, raising concerns that high school failures are partially a function of poor middle grade preparation. As a result, middle grade practitioners are grappling with questions about what skills students need to succeed in high school,…

  5. Experience with high-energy electron beam therapy at the University of Chicago

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    Griem, M L; Kuchnir, F T; Lanzl, L H; Skaggs, L S; Sutton, H G; Tokars, R

    1979-01-01

    Current utilization of the linear accelerator as well as 5-year cumulative experience in radiotherapy is presented. Cutaneous lymphomas and mammary gland carcinomas were the prime experience region; however, cancers at other locations were treated with mixed-beam therapy; employing fast neutrons and photon beams. The technique appears promising for abdominal tumors and deep-seated malignancies. Carcinoma of the pancreas responds favorably to this technique. (PCS)

  6. Explaining the Decline in Teen Labor Force Participation. Chicago Fed Letter. Number 234

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    Aaronson, Daniel; Park, Kyung-Hong; Sullivan, Daniel

    2007-01-01

    Fewer teenagers are participating in the labor force today than at any point since WWII. At just under 44 percent teen labor force participation is 15 percentage points below its peak in the late 1970s. The authors investigate the long-run decline in the work activity of young adults, and the acceleration of this trend during the last five years.…

  7. Changing Schools: A Look at Student Mobility Trends in Chicago Public Schools Since 1995

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    de la Torre, Marisa; Gwynne, Julia

    2009-01-01

    Student mobility has been a long-standing concern to educators and researchers because of the negative impact that changing schools can have on students, teachers, and schools. High levels of student mobility can create a sense of upheaval and constant change at the school level, and schools typically have few established practices in place to…

  8. 78 FR 45584 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2013-07-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... banking activities, and to the immediate supervisors of such persons (collectively called ``covered... to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Act''),\\1\\ and Rule...

  9. Sleepless in Chicago: Tracking the Effects of Adolescent Sleep Loss During the Middle School Years

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    Fredriksen, Katia; Rhodes, Jean; Reddy, Ranjini; Way, Niobe

    2004-01-01

    The influence of the sleep patterns of 2,259 students, aged 11 to 14 years, on trajectories of depressive symptoms, self-esteem, and grades was longitudinally examined using latent growth cross-domain models. Consistent with previous research, sleep decreased over time. Students who obtained less sleep in sixth grade exhibited lower initial…

  10. 78 FR 65402 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of...

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    2013-10-31

    ... futures as proxies for forward volatility index levels when pricing options. The VXST index is calculated...) on VIX derivative expiration/final settlement dates is the strategy order \\8\\ cut-off time for the... considers strategy orders to possess: \\8\\ Option orders that are related to position in, or a...

  11. 75 FR 56627 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2010-09-16

    ..., and makers of liquidity will incur a $0.0018 charge. The new pricing strategy is designed to incent... September 1, 2010. \\4\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 34-62758 (August 23, 2010), 75 FR...

  12. 75 FR 61549 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...

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    2010-10-05

    ...), 75 FR 166 (August 27, 2010) (SR-CBOE-2010-075). \\4\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 34-62878 (September 9, 2010), 75 FR 179 (September 16, 2010) (SR-CBOE-2010-079). For those securities already approved..., and makers of liquidity ] will incur a $0.0018 charge. The new pricing strategy is designed to...

  13. Problematic Preferences? A Mixed Method Examination of Principals' Preferences for Teacher Characteristics in Chicago

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    Engel, Mimi

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Relatively little is known about how principals make decisions about teacher hiring. This article uses mixed methods to examine what characteristics principals look for in teachers. Research Methods: Data were gathered using a mixed method approach, including in-depth interviews with a representative sample of 31 principals as well as an…

  14. 76 FR 10412 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Proposed...

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    2011-02-24

    ... Volatility Index (``VIX'') is widely recognized as a benchmark measure of the expected volatility of the S&P... price dependence. In theory, this option portfolio would be comprised of an ] infinite number of...

  15. 75 FR 14219 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    ...-sharing or special remuneration plan, or a new retirement plan, the annual cost of which will amount to... the ordinary course of business in which an officer, director or substantial security holder has a... to use discretionary voting for director elections conform their rules to the NYSE's rules...

  16. Power in Dreams? The Spatial Effects of Chicago's Failed Olympic Bid

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    Dijk, Terry van; Weitkamp, Gerd

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Plans change the world in subtle ways, through persuasive power with reframing effects, that precede their actual execution. We empirically tested this persuasive power, taking a failed Olympic bid as a case. Bidding entails making very detailed plans for sites and infrastructure that are n

  17. Fifth annual report of cancer research at the University of Chicago

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    Research on viral oncology included molecular organization and functions of herpes simplex virus and mechanism of type C RNA virus activation by 5-BrdU. Cancer biology studies included molecular studies of all differentiation and cell interactions, mechanism of inhibition of DNA synthesis by nalidixic acid and other agents, and sensitivity of cells to uv and x radiation. Tumor immunology studies included the role of immunoglobulin D in lymphoproliferative disorders, mechanisms of suppression of rat renal allograft rejection, and effects of drugs on sensitivity of tumor cells to antibody and complement. Studies on carcinogenesis included chemistry of metabolites of hydrocarbons, radiation toxicity in dogs, detection and prevention of neoplasia, carcinogenic and genetic effects of tritium, and effects of DES during pregnancy. Clinical research included studies on gallium scanning, chemotherapy, control of thyroid cancer, leukopoietic mechanisms, and diagnostic and therapetutic techniques. Research on radiotherapy, radiation physics, and radiation biology included neutron dosimetry, computerized dosimetry for radiotherapy, DNA damage, and mammalian cell killing. Research at core facilities is reported with regard to the core immunology laboratory, computerized oncology radiation and data system, and application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to cancer research. Activities of the cancer control center are described with regard to education and dissemination of knowledge about cancer

  18. 75 FR 80099 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Proposed...

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    2010-12-21

    ... Program. \\5\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63391 (November 30, 2010), 75 FR 75718 (December 6... Credit Default Options and Credit Default Basket Options are also referred to as Credit Event Binary... Credit Default Basket Options are also referred to as ``Credit Event Binary Options.'' Effectively,...

  19. 77 FR 70511 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Proposed...

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    2012-11-26

    ... routing broker not receiving responses to immediate-or-cancel (``IOC'') orders sent to the other trading... an IOC order sent to another trading center from a routing broker within a designated response...

  20. 78 FR 28671 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    2013-05-15

    ... (September 29, 2006), 71 FR 59563 (October 10, 2006) (SR-CHX-2006-05). \\23\\ The Exchange anticipates filing a... implemented: ``IOC Market'' \\4\\; ``ISO Cross'' \\5\\; ``Non-Regular Way Cross'' \\6\\; ``Outbound ISO'' \\7\\; and...) and Article 20, Rule 4(b)(13) states as follows: ``IOC market'': a market order that is to be...