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  1. Education and training in dental schools in Spain, Sevilla University experience

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    Mateos, J. C.; Carrera, F.; Gomez, A.; Luis, J.; Rodriguez, M.; Herrador, M.

    2003-07-01

    The ICRP, in its publication 73 entitled Radiological Protection and Safety in Medicine states (paragraph 128) that one important need is to provide adequate resources for the education and training in radiological protection for future professional and technical staff in medical practice. The training programme should include initial training for all incoming staff and regular updating retraining. The European Directive 97/743/EURATOM on Medical Exposure (MED) lays down requirements for education and training. The document RP 116 published by the European commission give guidelines on Education and Training in Radiation Protection and in its paragraph 51 establish that Members States shall encourage the introduction of a course on radiation protection in the basic curriculum of medical and dental schools according to the EC Medical Exposure Directive (MED). In the Spanish legislation RD 815/2001 referred to the medical exposures, it is encourage the need for the introduction of Radiological Protection courses in Medicine and Dental schools with the objective of patient protection. In this study it has been analysed the actual situation of the education and training in Radiation Protection in Dental Schools in Spain. In addition it is described the experience of the University of Sevilla. The results of the study shows that only 4 from 9 dental schools have disciplines of Radiation Protection in its curriculum. In one of them the course is mandatory and has a content of 2 credits (20 hours). In the rest of dental schools the discipline has an optional character with an average of 4 credits. The discipline of Radiation Protection of the curriculum of Dental School at Sevilla university has 4 credits and it is configured as a course with the necessary requirements from the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council to obtain the Radiological Accreditation of Responsible of Dental Radiodiagnostic Installations. This diploma is given once the students have finished the Bachelor

  2. Physical and chemical treatment of the acid wastewater poured from Aznalcollar quarnx (Sevilla-Spain); Tratamiento fisicoquimico de las aguas acidas vertidas tras la rotura de la balsa minera de Aznalcollar (Sevilla)

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    Garcia Mediavilla, B.; Medialdea, J. M.; Montes, M. A.; Garcia Martinez de Simon, I.; Lopez, C. M.; Moron, M. J.; Escot, E.; Arnaiz, M. C.; Lebrato, J. [Universidad de Sevilla. Sevialla (Spain)

    1999-11-01

    In this work, laboratory results of physical and chemical treatment of the acid wastewater poured from Aznalcollar quarry (Sevilla, Spain) the last april 25, 1998, are presented. Experiments were carried out in the facilities of the Wastewater Treatment Research Group, University of Sevilla. Objectives were to adjust pH and to remove heavy metals from the water. Comparative results showed application of calcium hydroxide and aluminium policyholder as the most effective physical and chemical treatment for the water, in terms of pH adjustment and heavy metal removal. Data suggest that treatment systems including preliminary adjustment of water pH followed by addition of chemical coagulants, significantly alter the physical state of dissolved heavy metals and facilitate their removal by sedimentation. Such procedures might be useful for the treatment of surface waters polluted with high concentrations of heavy metals. (Author) 5 refs.

  3. Aprendiendo a ser mujer en la España del siglo XX: una mirada desde el Museo Pedagógico de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Sevilla. // Learning to be a woman in the twentieth century Spain: a look from the Pedagogical Museum of the Faculty of Education at the University of Sevilla

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    María José Rebollo Espinosa

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available (ES La experiencia reseñada fue una iniciativa del Museo Pedagógico de la Facultad de CC. De la Educación de la Universidad de Sevilla, financiada por la Unidad de Igualdad de dicha Universidad e incluida en el programa de actividades didácticas que éste viene desarrollando desde sus inicios. Pensada para un variado público, su objetivo principal ha sido dar a conocer, de forma atractiva y reflexiva, la historia de la educación de las mujeres españolas del siglo XX, desde una perspectiva no victimista. El formato elegido fue el de una muestra expositiva combinada con un ciclo de conferencias, y rematada con una evaluación participativa y experiencial, lo que le proporcionó una mayor efectividad formativa. Su éxito ha asegurado la continuidad del proyecto para el curso próximo. // (EN The experience was an initiative outlined the Pedagogical Museum of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Seville, funded by the Equality Unit of the University and included in the program of educational activities it has developed since its inception. Designed for a diverse audience, its main aim has been to publicize, attractive and thoughtful way, the history of education of Spanish women of the twentieth century, from a non- victimization perspective. The format chosen was that of an exhibition shows combined with a series of lectures, and topped with a participatory and experiential evaluation, which provided increased training effectiveness. Its success has ensured the continuity of the project for next year.

  4. Early works on the nuclear microprobe for microelectronics irradiation tests at the CEICI (Sevilla, Spain)

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    Palomo, F.R., E-mail: rogelio@gte.esi.us.es [Electronic Engineering Dept., School of Engineering, Sevilla University, Avda. de los Descubrimientos s/n, 41092 Sevilla (Spain); Morilla, Y. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, CNA, Sevilla University, C/Thomas Alva Edison n0 7, 41092 Sevilla (Spain); Mogollon, J.M. [Electronic Engineering Dept., School of Engineering, Sevilla University, Avda. de los Descubrimientos s/n, 41092 Sevilla (Spain); Garcia-Lopez, J.; Labrador, J.A. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, CNA, Sevilla University, C/Thomas Alva Edison n0 7, 41092 Sevilla (Spain); Aguirre, M.A. [Electronic Engineering Dept., School of Engineering, Sevilla University, Avda. de los Descubrimientos s/n, 41092 Sevilla (Spain)

    2011-10-15

    Particle radiation effects are a fundamental problem in the use of numerous electronic devices for space applications, which is aggravated with the technology shrinking towards smaller and smaller scales. The suitability of low-energy accelerators for irradiation testing is being considered nowadays. Moreover, the possibility to use a nuclear microprobe, with a lateral resolution of a few microns, allows us to evaluate the behavior under ion irradiation of specific elements in an electronic device. The CEICI is the new CEnter for Integrated Circuits Irradiation tests, created into the facilities at the Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA) in Sevilla-Spain. We have verified that our 3 MV Tandem accelerator, typically used for ion beam characterization of materials, is also a valuable tool to perform irradiation experiments in the low LET (Linear Energy Transfer) region.

  5. Implementing universal vaccination programmes: Spain.

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    de la Torre, J; Esteban, R

    1995-01-01

    Until 1990, the immunization policy against hepatitis B in Spain was selective high-risk vaccination. That policy failed to reduce the incidence of hepatitis B and the prevalence rates of chronic carriers. In 1991, Catalonia began a universal immunization programme targeted at 12-year-olds. Six other regions (Castilla-León, Valencia, Extramadura, Navarra, the Balearic Islands and Rioja) introduced vaccination programmes in 1992. In 1993, three more regions (Galicia, Castilla-La-Mancha and Pais Vasco) began immunizing young adolescents. This means that 12-year-olds in Spain are now included in vaccination programmes against hepatitis B.

  6. Groundwater crustaceans of Spain, 13 (Copepoda Calanoida)

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    Bowman, Thomas E.

    1990-01-01

    Two calanoid copepods were collected from groundwaters in Spain by the University of Amsterdam Expeditions in 1983—84 and 1985. Copidodiaptomus numidicus was found in southwestern Spain, in provincias Huelva and Sevilla. Mixodiaptomus laciniatus, previously known in Spain only from the Pyrenees, was

  7. University Teacher’s Evaluation in Spain

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    Francisco Javier Tejedor Tejedor

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available This article intends to make a brief overview about the performance evaluation for university teachers in democratic Spain. It contents: a considerations about teaching evaluation, in order to delimit the authors’ position in this matter, due to the fact that this position obviously conditions any revision; b a brief summary of the history of university teachers evaluation in Spain during the last years, since the Spanish Constitution of 1978 approval; c a typology of the evaluation plans, in order to define a map of the planning lines for evaluations applied in Spain; d the technical guidelines for teachers´ evaluation and presentation of the current model, exampled by its application in the university of Salamanca; and e as a conclusion, some considerations about the consequences of evaluation and its entailment with the professionalization of university teachers.

  8. La elección del método contable: el caso del Cabildo Catedral de Sevilla, siglo XVI = Choosing an accounting method in the 17th century: the case of the Cathedral Council of Sevilla, Spain

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    José Julián Hernández Borreguero

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Gracias al avanzado estado de las investigaciones en Historia de la Contabilidad podemos situar en qué momento temporal aparecieron sucesivamente los distintos métodos contables que hoy conocemos. A pesar de ello, son pocos los estudios que analizan por qué los contadores elegían uno u otro para gestionar una determinada entidad económica. En nuestra opinión existen una serie de restricciones y condicionantes a la hora de la decisión sobre el método contable a implantar en un determinado negociado. En este trabajo centramos esta problemática en una entidad eclesiástica, concretamente el Cabildo Catedral de Sevilla. En el siglo XVII, cuando el uso de la partida doble estaba plenamente difundido en la ciudad y en el país, observamos cómo en la mayoría de los negociados del Cabildo no se utilizó este método, sino diversas variantes de la partida simple. A lo largo de esta comunicación analizamos los casos en los que se utilizan los distintos métodos; en nuestra opinión hay una buena correspondencia entre los métodos utilizados y la realidad económica que se gestionaba.Thanks to the advanced state of research about the history of accounting, we can exactly date the moment in which the present accounting methods were first used. However, there are few studies focusing on the reasons to choose a specific accounting method to manage an institution. This study reviews those reasons in an ecclesiastical institution, the Cathedral Council of Seville. In the 17th century, when double entry was widely used in town and throughout the country, we can see how the Cathedral Council used instead versions of the single entry method. This paper addresses the cases in which the different methods were used. We think that there is a good correspondence between the method chosen and the economic reality managed.

  9. Conductas de salud en inmigrantes latinoamericanos adultos del Distrito Macarena de Sevilla (España Condutas de saúde em imigrantes latino-americanos adultos do Distrito Macarena de Sevilla (Espanha Health behaviors in adult Latin American immigrants of the Macarena de Sevilla district (Spain

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    José Rafael González López

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir el estado de salud de la población latinoamericana inmigrante de 25 a 44 años del Distrito Macarena de la ciudad de Sevilla. Metodología. Estudio descriptivo de corte transversal, se empleó muestreo probabilístico aleatorio, estratificado y proporcional. Se realizó en 34 personas, 16 hombres y 18 mujeres, de 25 a 44 años. Para la recogida de datos se elaboró un cuestionario que unificaba los instrumentos del Sistema de Vigilancia de Factores de Riesgo asociados a Enfermedades No Transmisibles en Adultos y el del Sistema de Vigilancia de Factores de Riesgo de Riesgo de Comportamiento. Los datos se analizaron con el paquete estadístico SPSS 17.0. Resultados. El 38.2% de la muestra considera bueno su estado de salud percibida. Un 26.5% no sabe o no está seguro de cuál es su Centro de Salud. El 58.8% nunca ha acudido a la consulta de la enfermera. El 38.2% consume alcohol un día a la semana y el 58.8% se ha automedicado. El 67.7% de la muestra usa métodos para evitar la concepción pero solo de ellos el 43.5%, se protegen también de una enfermedad de transmisión sexual Conclusión. Se identificaron conductas de salud en función del origen y algunos de los factores asociados, los cuales deberían considerarse en el diseño y desarrollo de actuaciones diferenciales, orientadas a mejorar el nivel de salud en los inmigrantes.Objetivo. Descrever o estado de saúde da população latino-americana imigrante de 25 a 44 anos do Distrito Macarena da cidade de Sevilla. Metodologia. Estudo descritivo, transversal, de prevalência e observacional, empregando-se uma amostragem probabilística, aleatório, estratificado e proporcional. Realizou-se em 34 pessoas, 16 homens e 18 mulheres, de 25 a 44 anos. Para a recolhida de dados se elaborou um questionário que unificava os instrumentos do Sistema de Vigilância de Fatores de Risco associados a Doenças Não Transmissíveis em Adultos e o do Sistema de Vigilância de Fatores de

  10. Women, University and Science in Twentieth-Century Spain

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    Canales, Antonio Fco.

    2018-01-01

    This article aims to question the widely accepted idea that female university students in Spain have, in the past, tended to opt for degrees in the field of humanities. Based on an analysis of the official statistics that are currently available, the paper demonstrates that Spanish female university students showed a clear preference for…

  11. Analysis of University Postgraduate Nursing Education in Spain.

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    Estrada-Masllorens, Joan Maria; Guix-Comellas, Eva Maria; Cabrera-Jaime, Sandra; Galimany-Masclans, Jordi; Roldán-Merino, Juan; Lluch-Canut, Teresa

    2016-11-01

    The nursing education program framework in Spain has recently been adapted and modified. This study aimed to analyze university postgraduate master'slevel nursing education during the past 21 years in Spain in terms of educational supply and demand. A retrospective, longitudinal, descriptive, and observational design was used. The educational offerings at 15 university nursing schools in Spain were examined. The target population was 7,871 registered and licensed nurses who had completed postgraduate education. Among the 211 programs offered, public universities' educational offerings focused on two areas-public health and emergency care-whereas most courses in private universities were in surgery. Regarding demand, 1,235 nurses were enrolled. The most frequently requested educational areas were surgery, emergency and urgent care, and public health. Although the postgraduate nursing education situation has changed, supply and demand for this type of education in Spain are well balanced at both public and private universities. [J Nurs Educ. 2016;55(11):615-622.]. Copyright 2016, SLACK Incorporated.

  12. Universal Developmental Screening: Preliminary Studies in Galicia, Spain

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    Sarmiento Campos, Jose A.; Squires, Jane; Ponte, Jaime

    2011-01-01

    "A_Tempo" is a research project that is currently under development in Galicia, an autonomous community of Spain. Its main aim is to propose an effective universal screening procedure for early identification of developmental disorders in children from zero to three years of age who attend Galician pre-primary schools.…

  13. New Strategies in Library Services Organization: Consortia University Libraries in Spain

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    Miguel Duarte Barrionuevo

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available New political, economic, and technological developments, as well as the growth of information markets, in Spain have created a foundation for the creation of library consortia. The author describes the process by which different regions in Spain have organized university library consortia.

  14. Factores de riesgo y eventos cardiovasculares en inmigrantes latinoamericanos adultos en el Distrito Macarena, Sevilla, España: estudio piloto Fatores de risco e eventos cardiovasculares em imigrantes latino americanos adultos no Distrito Macarena, Sevilla, Espanha: estudo piloto Risk factors and cardiovascular events in adult Latin American immigrants in the Macarena District, Seville, Spain: a pilot study

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    José Rafael González-López

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Con la finalidad de estimar la prevalencia por autorreporte de factores de riesgo y eventos cardiovasculares en población latinoamericana inmigrante adulta del Distrito 2 (Macarena de Sevilla, se realizó un estudio piloto de investigación descriptiva de corte transversal. Fue utilizado un cuestionario anónimo con autorreporte de factores de riesgo y eventos cardiovasculares. Resultados: participaron 34 personas, (18% de la muestra, media etaria: 31,8 años, residencia media: 6,5 años, mujeres: 52,9%. Prevalencias de factores de riesgo: 8,8% diabetes, 14,7% colesterol elevado y 23,5% hipertensión arterial. Prevalencia de eventos coronarios corresponde a 8,8%: angina de pecho, infarto de miocardio y accidente cerebrovascular: 2,9% para ambos. Se concluye en que la prevalencia de eventos cardiovasculares autorreportados supera la mencionada en la literatura, mereciendo este asunto la atención de los organismos sanitarios. Este dato debe ser tenido en cuenta por enfermería para elaborar planes de cuidados adaptados culturalmente al contexto de este colectivo inmigrante.Este estudo teve como objetivo estimar a prevalência de auto-relato de fatores de risco e eventos cardiovasculares na população latinoamericana imigrante adulta do Distrito 2 (Macarena de Sevilla. Estudo piloto de investigação descritiva de corte transversal, utilizou-se um questionário anônimo com auto-relato de fatores de risco e eventos cardiovasculares. Participaram 34 pessoas, (18% do total da mostra, idade média: 31,8 anos, residência média: 6,5 anos, mulheres: 52.9%. Prevalências de fatores de risco: 8,8% diabetes, 26.5% colesterol elevado e 14,5% hipertensão arterial. Prevalência de eventos coronários é de 8,8%: angina de peito, infarto do miocárdio e acidente cerebrovascular, com 2,9% cada um. A conclusão é que a auto-relatada prevalência de eventos cardiovasculares é maior do que a literatura, esta questão merece a atenção de agências de sa

  15. Sevilla, una encrucijada de caminos

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    Manuel Martín Martin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El mundo del flamenco, tan acostumbrado a contemplar la historia del género como una sucesión de nombres distinguidos que, por su significación expresiva o por su carácter de maestría incontestable, simbolizan una época, olvida con frecuencia el universo en que esa constelación de estrellas irradia su luminosidad más intensa, esto es, relega a un rol de menor importancia el ámbito en que se desarrollaron unos talentos especiales que, a lapostre, describirían situaciones y formas que el tiempo estimaría de verdadera trascendencia. Sin ánimo de caer en un determinismo localista demasiado forzoso, justo es decir que uno de los más grandes milagros de la música flamenca, se llama Sevilla, su barrio de Triana y muchos pueblos de la provincia. Una unidad demográfica que ofrece en grado sumo el origen de la complacencia en los goces de los sentidos.

  16. La creación colectiva teatral. Método de acción social y resistencia con el colectivo de personas sin hogar en Sevilla, España /Theatrical Collective Creation. The Method of Social Action and Resistance with the Group of Homelessness in Seville, Spain

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    Manuel Muñoz Bellerin; Nuria Cordero Ramos

    2017-01-01

    .... En España, concretamente en la ciudad de Sevilla, las perspectivas dominantes y prácticas de la acción social destinadas a las personas sin hogar son asistenciales y, por tanto, perpetuadoras del estigma...

  17. Herbarium of the University of Malaga (Spain: Vascular Plants Collection

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    Jose García Sánchez

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The herbarium of University of Málaga (MGC Herbarium is formed by four biological collections. The vascular plants collection (MGC-Cormof is the main collection of the herbarium. MGC-Cormof dataset aims to digitize and publish data associated with over 76.000 specimens deposited in the collection, of which 97.2% of the specimens are identified at species level. Since 2011, the University of Malaga’s Central Research Service (SCAI has been responsible for maintaining the herbariums and the dataset. The collection is growing continuously, with an annual intake of about 1.500 specimens. Nearly 96% of the collection is digitized, by Herbar v3.7.1 software (F. Pando et al. 1996–2011, making over 73.000 specimens accessible through the GBIF network (http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8105/. At present, 247 families and 8.110 taxa, distributed in angiosperms (93.97%, ferns and fern allies (4.89% and gymnosperms (1.14%, constitute the MGC-Cormof collection. The families and genera best represented in the collection are Compositae, Leguminosae, Gramineae, Labiatae, Caryophyllaceae, Teucrium, Silene, Asplenium, Linaria and Quercus. Most of the specimens are from the Western Mediterranean Region, fundamentally Southern Spain (Andalusia: 82% of specimens and Northern Morocco (2.17%. Approximately, 63% of the specimens are georeferenced. The identification of the specimens in the collection has been carried out by the plant biology department at the University of Malaga and plus 40% of the specimens has been reviewed by experts. The MGC-Cormof dataset has been revised by DarwinTest v3.2 tool (Ortega-Maqueda and Pando 2008 before being published in GBIF. The data included in this database are important for conservation works, taxonomy, flora, cartography, phenology, palynology, among others.El Herbario de la Universidad de Málaga (Herbario MGC está constituido por cuatro colecciones biológicas. La colección de plantas vasculares (MGC Cormof es la

  18. [Design and validation of the scale for the detection of violence in courtship in young people in the Sevilla University (Spain)].

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    García-Carpintero, María Ángeles; Rodríguez-Santero, Javier; Porcel-Gálvez, Ana María

    2018-01-02

    To design and validate a specific instrument to detect exercised and suffered in the relations of young couples in violence. Descriptive study of validation clinimetric. Stratified by sex and area of knowledge, which was adopted as inclusion criteria have or have had any relationship. The sample consisted of 447 subjects. We obtained the Multidimensional Scale Dating Violence (EMVN), 32 items with three dimensions: physical and sexual assault, behavior control (cyberbullying, surveillance and harassment) and abuse psicoemocional (disparagement and domination), as a victim or as aggressor. No statistically significant differences were found between the violence exerted and the violence suffered, but it was based on sex. The EMVN is a valid and reliable scale that measures the different elements of violence in couples of young people and you can suppose a resource for the comprehensive detection of violent behaviors in dating relationships that are established among young people. Copyright © 2017 SESPAS. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  19. Prevalencia de prácticas indirectas de compartir material para inyectarse drogas en Galicia, Madrid, Sevilla y Valencia Prevalence of indirect sharing of drug-injecting paraphernalia in Galicia, Madrid, Seville and Valencia (Spain

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    María J. Bravo

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Estudiar las prácticas de riesgo de inyección de drogas, en especial compartir indirectamente material de inyección (CIMI, y de las conductas sexuales de riesgo. Métodos: Estudio transversal. Entrevista cara a cara de 1.638 usuarios de programas de intercambio de jeringas (PIJ. Se investigaron varias formas de CIMI (coger droga diluida en una jeringa usada ajena, meter la aguja en el recipiente donde se introdujeron otras usadas y reutilizar el líquido de limpieza de otros. Resultados: El 16% en Galicia, el 4,7% en Madrid, el 17,6% en Sevilla y el 13,2% en Valencia se inyectó con jeringas usadas ajenas (p Objectives: To study drug-injecting practices, particularly indirect sharing of injecting paraphernalia (ISIP, and sexual risk behavior. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study of 1638 users of needle exchange programs (NEPs. Different types of ISIP were studied: taking diluted drugs in a syringe used by others, placing the needle in a recipient with other used needles, and reusing cleaning liquid previously used by others. Results: The prevalence of injecting with syringes already used by others was 16% in Galicia, 4.7% in Madrid, 17.6% in Seville and 13.2% in Valencia (p < 0.001. With geographical variations, other types of ISIP (Galicia: 32.4%; Madrid: 28.5%; Seville: 42.6%; Valencia: 27.4% -p < 0.001- were more frequent than injecting with syringes already used by others (Galicia: 32.4%; Madrid: 28.5%; Seville: 42.6%; Valencia: 27.4% -p < 0.001-. The percentage not injecting with syringes used by others but performing ISIP was 21.7%, 25.3%, 28.2% and 18.1% (p < 0.01 respectively. In all geographical areas, sexual risk practices were more prevalent with steady sex partners (68.6%, 72.0%, 77.8%, 72.8% [NS] than with casual partners (36.6%, 40.9%, 37.9%, 23.9% [NS]. Among injectors with a stable partner, 81.3% in Galicia, 75.9% in Madrid, 86.1% in Seville and 79.7% in Valencia reported that his/her serological status was

  20. Sevilla suhtekomöödia vs Sevilla kiredraama / Kristina Kõrver

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    Kõrver, Kristina, 1979-

    2008-01-01

    Kahest ooperist Soome Rahvusooperis - Gioacchino Rossini "Sevilla habemeajaja", lavastaja Giancarlo del Monaco, dirigent Miguel Gomez-Martinez ja Georges Bizet "Carmen", lavastaja Arnaud Bernard, dirigent Alberto Hold-Garrido

  1. University digital libraries in Spain and TIC as paradigms of the information needs for teachers and students

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    Carlos Oliva Marañón

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The university digital libraries have experienced an improvement in recent years, allowing easy retrieval of information in different media. The objectives of this research are to verify the suitability of online catalogs to meet the information needs of teachers and students in the area of Library and Information by evaluating a sample of 23 University digital libraries, and raise the necessary improvements. The results verify the suitability of online catalogs to solve the information needs of teachers, researchers and students, being the University libraries of Barcelona, Granada and Sevilla the most relevant in the area of documentation, as well as the professionalism of librarians to heed the needs of users. Among other improvements, raised teacher education and students in using electronic resources and the creation of online help to improve user interfaces-Web in order to retrieve information quickly and efficiently.

  2. The Historical Evolution of Knowledge of the Universe: Errors in Secondary Education Textbooks in Spain

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    Rodriguez, Uxio Perez; Lires, Maria Alvarez; Solino, Jorge Prieto

    2008-01-01

    This article analyzes how science textbooks used in secondary education (ages 12 and 13) in Spain have treated the subject of the historical evolution of the Universe. We have discovered many very important errors in the different textbooks that we reviewed. We focus on the errors that are committed most frequently. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)

  3. B-Learning at Universities in Andalusia (Spain): From Traditional to Student-Centred Learning

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    Morueta, Ramon Tirado; Gomez, Jose Ignacio Aguaded; Gomez, Angel Hernando

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, the authors examine the rates at which blended learning (b-learning) has been adopted at universities in the region of Andalusia (Spain), as well as the educational model applied to its usage. The authors explore the influence of teachers' perceptions of their competence in the use they make of digital material and to measure…

  4. Higher Education Drop-out in Spain--Particular Case of Universities in Galicia

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    Arce, Maria Elena; Crespo, Barbara; Míguez-Álvarez, Carla

    2015-01-01

    The existence of a high university dropout rate in Spain is undeniable. Data shows that approximately one out of five students drop out from college. During the economic expansion period (2001-2007) more students abandoned their studies than during the crisis period (2007-2011). This situation also affects unemployment rates due to the fact that…

  5. Spain.

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    1985-03-01

    Spain is a constitutional monarchy with a population of 38.3 million growing at .5%/year. The most striking topographical features are the high plateaus and internal compartmentalization by mountain and river barriers. Nearly 3/4 of the country is arid. The Iberian peninsula was the scene of successive invasions and warfare for centuries. Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Moors, Celts, Romans, and Visigoths all invaded at some time. The present language, religion, and laws stem from the Roman Period. The Reconquest from the North African Moors lasted over 700 years until they were driven out in 1492. The unification of present day Spain was complete by 1512. A period of dictatorial rule from 1923-31 ended with establishment of the Second Republic which saw increasing political polarization culminating in the Spanish Civil War. Franco's victory in 1939 was followed by official neutrality but pro-Axis policies during World War II. Spain's economy began to recover during the 1950s, but large scale modernization and development did not occur until the 1960s. Prince Juan Carlos de Borbon y Borbon, Franco's personally designated heir, assumed the title of king and chief of state with Franco's death in 1975. Franco's last prime minister was replaced in July 1976 in order to speed the pace of post-Franco liberalization. Spain's 1st parliamentary elections since 1936 were held in 1977, and a new constitution protecting human and civil rights and granting due process was overwhelmingly approved in 1978. The constitution also authorized creation of regional autonomous governments. By the mid-1970s, Spain had developed a strong and diversified industrial sector and a thriving tourist industry. From 1975-83, there were 8 years of double-digit inflation, an average growth rate of 1.5% in real terms, and an increase in unemployment from about 4.7% to 18.4%. By 1984 there was substantial improvement in inflation and the balance of payments. Goals of current government economic

  6. Evolution of the formal quality indicators of the Web spaces of University Libraries in Spain

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    González-Lucio, José Antonio; Faba Pérez, Cristina; Moya Anegón, Felix de; Moscoso, Purificación

    2009-01-01

    The need to measure and assess the electronic information made available by the Web has given rise to the development of indicators that can be used to evaluate the final quality of this information. Web spaces of the informational units, which include virtual university libraries, are prime candidates for such a process of assessment. The present study has a look at the quality of the informational services supplied by virtual university libraries in Spain, adopting as the variable of analys...

  7. Interpersonal Violence and Health in Female University Students in Spain.

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    Martín-Baena, David; Talavera, Marta; Montero-Piñar, Isabel

    2016-11-01

    Most studies address the health impact of violence by an intimate partner; therefore, violence exerted by someone other than a partner in university students and its health effects are less known. This study aims to analyze the effect of different forms of interpersonal violence on female university students' health. Women 18 to 25 years of age enrolled at two schools of the University of Valencia in the academic year 2013-2014 (N = 540) were selected, with a participation rate of 82%. Students were grouped as follows: no lifetime violence, violence by an intimate partner (IPV), other personal violence (OPV), and by both (IPV and OPV). Adjusted logistical regression analysis was performed to assess the effects of the different forms of violence on students' health. As many as 92 students (20.6%) experienced violence at least once in their lives: 46 (10.3%) by an intimate partner, 24 (5.4%) by someone other than a partner, and 22 (4.9%) by both. Abused students are more likely to suffer psychological distress and poor health perception, and more regularly used psychoactive drugs than nonabused students, although the use of medication is higher for those abused by a partner and others. Women who experienced only IPV are more likely to suffer psychological distress (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 1.78, p violence and its consistent association with a wide range of female university students' health problems suggest that violence seriously compromises women's health. Prevention programs that promote harmonious social relationships among university students should be implemented. © 2016 Sigma Theta Tau International.

  8. An IT Governance framework for universities in Spain

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    Fernández Martínez, Antonio; Llorens Largo, Faraón

    2009-01-01

    1.1. Background: This paper starts with a general introduction to the concept of IT Governance, including some of the most important references to previous works in this relatively new field. Among these references, the one proposed by ITGI (2005) regarding the COBIT framework is particularly noteworthy. This proposal also describes the IT Governance framework designed by JISC (2007) for Universities in the United Kingdom, which is particularly interesting for us as it is geared towards unive...

  9. Herbarium of vascular plants collection of the university of extremadura (Spain).

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    Espinosa, Marta; López, Josefa

    2013-01-01

    The herbarium of University of Extremadura (UNEX Herbarium) is formed by 36451 specimens of vascular plants whose main origin is the autonomous region of Extremadura (Spain) and Portugal, although it also contains a smaller number of specimens from different places, including the rest of peninsular Spain, the Baleares Islands, the Macaronesian region (Canary Islands, Madeira and Azores), northwest of Africa (Morocco) and Brazil. 98% of the total records are georeferenced. It is an active collection in continuous growth. Its data can be accessed through the GBIF data portal at http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/255 and http://www.eweb.unex.es/eweb/botanica/herbario/. This paper describes the specimen associated data set of the UNEX Herbarium, with an objective to disseminate the data contained in a data set with potential users, and promote the multiple uses of the data.

  10. [Cost-effectiveness analysis of universal screening for thyroid disease in pregnant women in Spain].

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    Donnay Candil, Sergio; Balsa Barro, José Antonio; Álvarez Hernández, Julia; Crespo Palomo, Carlos; Pérez-Alcántara, Ferrán; Polanco Sánchez, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    To assess the cost-effectiveness of universal screening for thyroid disease in pregnant women in Spain as compared to high risk screening and no screening. A decision-analytic model comparing the incremental cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) of universal screening versus high risk screening and versus no screening. was used for the pregnancy and postpartum period. Probabilities from randomized controlled trials were considered for adverse obstetrical outcomes. A Markov model was used to assess the lifetime period after the first postpartum year and account for development of overt hypothyroidism. The main assumptions in the model and use of resources were assessed by local clinical experts. The analysis considered direct healthcare costs only. Universal screening gained .011 QALYs over high risk screening and .014 QALYS over no screening. Total direct costs per patient were €5,786 for universal screening, €5,791 for high risk screening, and €5,781 for no screening. Universal screening was dominant compared to risk-based screening and a very cost-effective alternative as compared to no screening. Use of universal screening instead of high risk screening would result in €2,653,854 annual savings for the Spanish National Health System. Universal screening for thyroid disease in pregnant women in the first trimester is dominant in Spain as compared to risk-based screening, and is cost-effective as compared to no screening (incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of €374 per QALY). Moreover, it allows diagnosing and treating cases of clinical and subclinical hypothyroidism that may not be detected when only high-risk women are screened. Copyright © 2014 SEEN. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  11. Budget impact and cost-utility analysis of universal infant rotavirus vaccination in Spain.

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    Imaz, Iñaki; Rubio, Beltrán; Cornejo, Ana M; González-Enríquez, Jesús

    2014-04-01

    Rotavirus is not included in the Spanish mass infant vaccination schedule but has also not been economically evaluated for its inclusion. We analysed cost-utility of the universal infant rotavirus vaccination using RotaTeq® versus no vaccination in Spain. We also carried out a budget impact analysis and determined the effect on results of different variables introduced in the model. A deterministic Markov model was built considering loss of quality of life for children and their parents, and introducing direct and indirect costs updated to 2011. The introduction of the vaccination using RotaTeq® as a universal infant vaccination would increase the annual health care budget in 10.43 million euro and would result in a gain of an additional Quality Adjusted Life Year at a cost of 280,338€ from the healthcare system perspective and 210,167€ from the societal perspective. The model was stable to variable modifications. To sum up, according to our model and estimates, the introduction of a universal infant rotavirus vaccination with RotaTeq® in Spain would cause a large impact on the health care budget and would not be efficient unless significant variations in vaccine price, vaccine efficacy and/or utilities took place. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Collaborative Action Research between Schools, a Continuing Professional Development Centre for Teachers and the University: A Case Study in Spain

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    González Alfaya, Maria Elena; Olivares García, Maria Ángeles; Mérida Serrano, Rosario

    2017-01-01

    This article describes a collaborative action research project developed over the course of the 2011/12 academic year in the Faculty of Education at Cordoba University (Spain). The RIECU school-continuing professional development centre for teachers-university learning network is part of this research process. The aim is to create and consolidate…

  13. Wrong postural hygiene and ergonomics in dental students of the University of Valencia (Spain) (part I).

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    Cervera-Espert, J; Pascual-Moscardó, A; Camps-Alemany, I

    2018-02-01

    Failure to adopt a correct working posture can lead to occupational diseases. Evaluate knowledge in relation to ergonomics about BHOP concept and its application to routine clinical practice amongst undergraduate and postgraduate dental students in the University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain). A study based on interviews of undergraduate and postgraduate dental students in the University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain) was carried out. The information from a total of 336 interviews was used for the statistical analysis, differentiating according to gender and academic year: knowledge of ergonomics, pain prevalence and antecedents, assessment of the possible necessity for improved training in ergonomics, and evaluation of postural hygiene. Only 28.6% of the students were found to sit correctly in the dentist chair. Furthermore, in the opinion of the students, very few subjects during the career afforded adequate teaching in relation to ergonomics and working posture. The analysis of postural hygiene showed great variability. There were no significant differences in posture between males and females, although some incorrect postures appeared to be associated with the academic year (P<.05). However, no significant improvements in postural hygiene were noted on progressing from one academic year to the next. The students in our study were not familiar with the principles of ergonomics and did not sit correctly in the dentist chair. Improved training in this field is required in dental school. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  14. Differences in basic digital competences between male and female university students of Social Sciences in Spain

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    Esteban Vázquez-Cano

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This article analyses the differences in basic digital competences of male and female university students on Social Education, Social Work and Pedagogy courses. The study of gender differences in university students’ acquisition of digital competence has considerable didactic and strategic consequences for the development of these skills. The study was carried out at two public universities in Spain (UNED – the National Distance-Learning University, and the Universidad Pablo de Olavide on a sample of 923 students, who responded to a questionnaire entitled “University Students’ Basic Digital Competences 2.0” (COBADI – registered at the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office. The research applied a quantitative methodology based on a Bayesian approach using multinomial joint distribution as prior distribution. The use of Bayes factors also offers advantages with respect to the use of frequentist p-values, like the generation of information on the alternative hypothesis, that the evidence is not dependent on the sample size used. The results show that men have greater perceived competence in digital cartography and online presentations, whereas women prefer to request personal tutorials to resolve doubts about technology and have greater perceived competence in corporate emailing. There is also evidence that the men have greater perceived competence in developing “online presentations” than women do. Regarding to, “Interpersonal competences in the use of ICT at university”, we observed that the female students opted for personal sessions with tutors in greater numbers than the male students did.

  15. Sevilla (1808-1814): guerra y cultura

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    Baena Gallé, José Manuel

    2015-01-01

    La Guerra de la Independencia en España es uno de esos fenómenos históricos que ha marcado la evolución y la vida de nuestro país durante mucho tiempo. Por ello es importante valorar cómo es el desarrollo cultural y artístico de Sevilla durante ese período histórico ya que la ciudad pasará de ser capital de España, con la presencia en ella de la Junta Central, a una ciudad ocupada militarmente y gobernada por un casi “virrey” que asegura seguir directamente las órdenes del Emperador. Tras la ...

  16. Comparisons in the Organisation, Methods, and Results of the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (Spain) and The Open University of The United Kingdom.

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    James, Arthur

    The organization, methods, and outcomes of the distance education systems at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED) in Spain and The Open University of the United Kingdom are compared. The following topics are covered: higher education in Spain, UNED's ideology, student characteristics in both universities, organization,…

  17. Two different routes for the implementation of the competences in the University: Spain and USA

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    Iluminada SÁNCHEZ DOMENECH

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    Full Text Available This document shows the different routes that have followed us and Spain in the implementation of competency model. We want to contribute to a better understanding of the concept of «competency» and to adopt a critical view of the approach which is accused of a reductionist view of education and of the person. We analyze the history of the concept and its development in the us. A comparative analysis of other relevant concepts through the Tuning documents reveals ambiguities and misunderstandings in the European. To obviate the behavioral basis and orientation to the accountability of the competence approach has led to omit an essential step in curriculum design: to start from measurable learning objectives. We questioning what «innovative» are the active learning methodologies and the structure of the Spanish University and its organizational culture as supportive environment for cross learnings.

  18. Difficulties in Learning Inequalities in Students of the First Year of Pre-University Education in Spain

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    Blanco, Lorenzo J.; Garrote, Manuel

    2007-01-01

    We present a summary of a study carried out with students of the first year of Bachillerato (the first of two pre-university non-obligatory secondary education courses in Spain) to determine and analyse some of their errors and difficulties in learning inequalities with the aim of improving the teaching-learning process of this topic. The study…

  19. SEVILLA Y EL SEVILLA 1 (1972-2015) / Seville and the Seville 1(1972-2015)

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    Valentín Trillo Martínez

    2015-01-01

    RESUMEN En 2012 el edificio de oficinas Sevilla 1 cumplía cuarenta años desde su inauguración. Obra de Fernando Villanueva, Manuel Trillo y Luis Fernando Gómez-Estern, arquitectos de la firma OTAISA, fue pionero en la ciudad en cuanto a su funcionalidad exclusiva, concepto de espacio de trabajo diáfano y técnica constructiva utilizada, basada en el empleo riguroso de un módulo de fachada en hormigón prefabricado con el que se controló la totalidad de la envolvente del inmueble. Después de est...

  20. Turismo cultural: el caso de Sevilla

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    Manuel Marchena Gómez

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available El patrimonio cultural se halla en una notable experimentación turística. No queremos decir con ello que el denominado patrimonio tradicional (catedrales, museos, paisaje urbano, edificios civiles y eclesiásticos, calles... esté en un proceso de agotamiento, sino todo lo contrario: con éste se está articulando actualmente una agresiva dinámica de aportación de nuevo patrimonio cultural de escala simbólica y emblemática en museos, espacios escénicos y deportivos, nueva arquitectura en hoteles, edificios de oficinas y palacios feriales y de congresos. El turismo, cuya estrecha relación con el patrimonio cultural ha dado pie a la configuración de un potente subsector dentro de éste, el Turismo Cultural, se está asimismo viendo sometido a un profundo e intenso proceso de renovación, tanto en su propia concepción, como en los modos y medios de gestión que se están llevando a cabo. Sevilla, ciudad de tradicional importancia como destino de turismo urbano, participa de dichos procesos de renovación y afronta el futuro con el reconocimiento de sus debilidades y amenazas, pero también de sus fortalezas y oportunidades, y con el convencimiento de poder convertirse en la gran metrópolis turística del Sur de Europa

  1. Iberian Odonata distribution: data of the BOS Arthropod Collection (University of Oviedo, Spain)

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    Torralba-Burrial, Antonio; Ocharan, Francisco J.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Odonata are represented from the Iberian Peninsula by 79 species. However, there exists a significant gap in accessible knowledge about these species,especially regarding their distribution. This data paper describes the specimen-based Odonata data of the Arthropod Collection of the Department of Biología de Organismos y Sistemas (BOS), University of Oviedo, Spain. The specimens were mainly collected from the Iberian Peninsula (98.63% of the data records), especially the northern region. The earliest specimen deposited in the collection dates back to 1950, while the 1980’s and 2000’s are the best-represented time periods. Between 1950 and 2009, 16, 604 Odonata specimens were deposited and are documented in the dataset. Approximately 20% of the specimens belong to the families Coenagrionidae and Calopterygidae. Specimens include the holotype and paratypes of the Iberian subspecies Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis asturica Ocharan, 1983 and Sympetrum vulgatum ibericum Ocharan, 1985. The complete dataset is also provided in Darwin Core Archive format. PMID:23794917

  2. Harvestmen of the BOS Arthropod Collection of the University of Oviedo (Spain) (Arachnida, Opiliones)

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    Merino-Sáinz, Izaskun; Anadón, Araceli; Torralba-Burrial, Antonio

    2013-01-01

    Abstract There are significant gaps in accessible knowledge about the distribution and phenology of Iberian harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones). Harvestmen accessible datasets in Iberian Peninsula are unknown, an only two other datasets available in GBIF are composed exclusively of harvestmen records. Moreover, only a few harvestmen data from Iberian Peninsula are available in GBIF network (or in any network that allows public retrieval or use these data). This paper describes the data associated with the Opiliones kept in the BOS Arthropod Collection of the University of Oviedo, Spain (hosted in the Department of Biología de Organismos y Sistemas), filling some of those gaps. The specimens were mainly collected from the northern third of the Iberian Peninsula. The earliest specimen deposited in the collection, dating back to the early 20th century, belongs to the P. Franganillo Collection. The dataset documents the collection of 16,455 specimens, preserved in 3,772 vials. Approximately 38% of the specimens belong to the family Sclerosomatidae, and 26% to Phalangidae; six other families with fewer specimens are also included. Data quality control was incorporated at several steps of digitisation process to facilitate reuse and improve accuracy. The complete dataset is also provided in Darwin Core Archive format, allowing public retrieval, use and combination with other biological, biodiversity of geographical variables datasets. PMID:24146596

  3. La arquitectura regionalista de Sevilla desde una perspectiva internacional

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    Storm, H.J.; Méndez, Rodríguez L.; Plaza, Orellana R.

    2015-01-01

    La arquitectura regionalista en Sevilla no se comprende sin su contexto europeo. La ideología regionalista estaba presente también en Inglaterra, Francia, Alemania y otros países europeos, aunque se conoce con nombres diferentes como Arts and Crafts, Heimatarchitektur o tradicionalismo. Al final la

  4. Los portafolios digitales grupales: un estudio diacrónico en la Universidad Pablo Olavide (2009-2015 = The group e-portfolio: A diachronic study at University Pablo de Olavide in Spain (2009-2015

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    Eloy López Meneses

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En esta investigación se analizan las experiencias de innovación educativa de 607 estudiantes procedentes de los grados de Educación Social y Trabajo social en la Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla (España durante seis cursos académicos (2009-2015. Estas experiencias consisten en el empleo de portafolios grupales dentro y fuera de las clases con el objeto de que propio estudiante pueda valorar sus logros, las dificultades y las evidencias en el diseño y desarrollo de materiales educativos multimedia para la prevención y concienciación social sobre colectivos vulnerables y en riesgo social. Los resultados obtenidos, a través de una metodología de corte cualitativo, evidencian que los portafolios electrónicos grupales mejoran la capacidad de los estudiantes para trabajar colaborativamente, permiten la autorreflexión sobre el error, facilitan la autoevaluación y evidencian el progreso académico. Los estudiantes consideran que una de las principales limitaciones para desarrollar este tipo de portafolio es el tiempo que tiene que emplearse en su desarrollo. Finalmente, consideramos que esta herramienta puede resultar de especial interés para mejorar las estrategias didácticas, permite analizar las prácticas educativas y promover el desarrollo profesional y la evaluación formativa para la mejora de la Educación Superior.Abstract: The present research analyzes the experiences in educational innovation of 607 students from Social Educator and Social Work University degrees at the University Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain, over six academic years (2009 to 2015. These experiences consist of the use of group e-portfolios inside and outside the classrooms, which were applied by the students to verify the achievements, difficulties, and most relevant evidence in the planning and implementation of a multimedia educational material (MEM aimed at prevention and social awareness, with emphasis on social groups at risk and

  5. Estimation of potential donors after cardiocirculatory death in Elche University General Hospital (Alicante, Spain).

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    Tenza, E; Valero, R; Arraez, V

    2017-04-01

    To evaluate the number and characteristics of potential organ donors among cardiocirculatory death cases. A retrospective observational study was made of individuals between 15-65 years of age who died in the period 2006-2014 in Elche University General Hospital (Alicante, Spain). A univariate analysis and binary logistic regression predictive model were performed to discriminate factors related to donation contraindication. Identification of patients with donation contraindication. Of the 1510 patients who died in the mentioned period, 1048 were excluded due to the application of exclusion criteria; 86 due to evolution towards brain death; and 20 due to losses. A total of 356 patients were analyzed, divided into two groups: 288 in non-heart beating donation II and 68 in non-heart beating donation III. Seventy patients were found to be potential non-heart beating donation II and 10 were found to be potential non-heart beating donation III, which could increase donation activity by 8-9 donors a year. The patients died in the ICU, Resuscitation, Emergency Care, Internal Medicine, Digestive Diseases and Neurology. The following protective factors against organ donation contraindication were identified: death in Emergency Care, cardiorespiratory arrest before or during admission, and heart, respiratory and neurological disease as the cause of admission. Death in Internal Medicine was associated to an increased risk of donation contraindication. Implementing a non-heart beating donation protocol in our hospital could increase the donation potential by 8-9 donors a year. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y SEMICYUC. All rights reserved.

  6. 1977-2017: Nursing research in Spain after 40 years in the University.

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    Morales Asencio, José Miguel; Hueso Montoro, César; de Pedro-Gómez, Joan Ernest; Bennasar-Veny, Miquel

    Nursing research in Spain cannot be understood without analyzing the development of this profession over the last 40 years. The social, political and economic context has determined the evolution of nursing research, and an analysis of the current situation is necessary to confront the immediate challenges the nursing profession has to handle. To offer a global perspective of care research in Spain as a framework for reflection and discussion on possible short and medium-term strategies that guide the planning and decision making of the different stakeholders involved in nursing research in Spain. A multi-method study combining documentary analysis with bibliometric methods was carried out. Some isolated policies to promote nursing research have been identified, a significant increase in doctoral training (49 doctoral programs) and 89 nurse research groups (1.92 groups per million inhabitants) responsible for a scientific production that puts Spain in seventh place in the world ranking of scientific production in the area of nursing. The increase in public expenditure on R & D &I and the growth in bibliometric impact are associated with a higher density of nursing research groups. Nursing research in Spain is sensitive to research promotion policies and resources, although there is no consolidated and uniform strategy that overcomes current barriers. The impact of the academic development of Spanish nNursing in scientific production is still unknown. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  7. SEVILLA Y EL SEVILLA 1 (1972-2015 / Seville and the Seville 1(1972-2015

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    Valentín Trillo Martínez

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN En 2012 el edificio de oficinas Sevilla 1 cumplía cuarenta años desde su inauguración. Obra de Fernando Villanueva, Manuel Trillo y Luis Fernando Gómez-Estern, arquitectos de la firma OTAISA, fue pionero en la ciudad en cuanto a su funcionalidad exclusiva, concepto de espacio de trabajo diáfano y técnica constructiva utilizada, basada en el empleo riguroso de un módulo de fachada en hormigón prefabricado con el que se controló la totalidad de la envolvente del inmueble. Después de este tiempo, en un entorno urbano muy evolucionado y consolidado, el edificio sigue teniendo un aspecto saludable. Su estudio y análisis subrayaran la importancia del edificio en el crecimiento de la ciudad y en el prolífico periodo de la oficina de arquitectura OTAISA que ocupó su onceava planta durante nueves años. Dirigida por Felipe Medina, oficina de arquitectura extensa y plural, importó la manera americana de entender la profesión como empresa, persiguiendo el equilibrio de la calidad, la capacidad y del rendimiento. Sus relaciones con una incipiente Escuela de Arquitectura sevillana, en una aún pequeña ciudad poco profesionalizada, resultaron inevitables.

  8. The new Cyclone 18/9 beam transport line at the CNA (Sevilla) for high energy PIXE applications

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    Garcia Lopez, J. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Avda. Thomas A. Edison No. 7, E-41092 Sevilla (Spain)], E-mail: fjgl@us.es; Ortega-Feliu, I.; Morilla, Y.; Ferrero, A. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, Avda. Thomas A. Edison No. 7, E-41092 Sevilla (Spain)

    2008-04-15

    The Cyclone 18/9 cyclotron system at the Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (Sevilla, Spain) is commonly used to create short life radioisotopes for PET applications. Besides, an external beam transport line has been recently installed in one of the target ports with two major purposes: to study the effects of 18 MeV protons irradiation on the behaviour of electronic devices for space applications and to complement the analysis of materials using our 3 MV tandem accelerator with the PIXE measurements at high energy. In this work, the main elements of our beamline will be briefly described and the first PIXE application will be presented. The usual PIXE, in the analysis of archaeological metallic objects, using around 3 MeV protons requires having a shiny area. Our purpose is to obtain a deeper determination of the bulk composition bombarding with 18 MeV protons through the corroded samples surfaces, without polishing the ancient object. To check this methodology high energy PIXE has been performed on two fibulae of the Later Bronze Age and First Iron Age, coming from the area around Sevilla.

  9. Herbarium of the university of malaga (Spain): vascular plants collection.

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    García-Sánchez, José; Cabezudo, Baltasar

    2013-01-01

    The herbarium of University of Málaga (MGC Herbarium) is formed by four biological collections. The vascular plants collection (MGC-Cormof) is the main collection of the herbarium. MGC-Cormof dataset aims to digitize and publish data associated with over 76.000 specimens deposited in the collection, of which 97.2% of the specimens are identified at species level. Since 2011, the University of Malaga's Central Research Service (SCAI) has been responsible for maintaining the herbariums and the dataset. The collection is growing continuously, with an annual intake of about 1.500 specimens. Nearly 96% of the collection is digitized, by Herbar v3.7.1 software (F. Pando et al. 1996-2011), making over 73.000 specimens accessible through the GBIF network (http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/8105/). At present, 247 families and 8.110 taxa, distributed in angiosperms (93.97%), ferns and fern allies (4.89%) and gymnosperms (1.14%), constitute the MGC-Cormof collection. The families and genera best represented in the collection are Compositae, Leguminosae, Gramineae, Labiatae, Caryophyllaceae, Teucrium, Silene, Asplenium, Linaria and Quercus. Most of the specimens are from the Western Mediterranean Region, fundamentally Southern Spain (Andalusia: 82% of specimens) and Northern Morocco (2.17%). Approximately, 63% of the specimens are georeferenced. The identification of the specimens in the collection has been carried out by the plant biology department at the University of Malaga and plus 40% of the specimens has been reviewed by experts. The MGC-Cormof dataset has been revised by DarwinTest v3.2 tool (Ortega-Maqueda and Pando 2008) before being published in GBIF. The data included in this database are important for conservation works, taxonomy, flora, cartography, phenology, palynology, among others. El Herbario de la Universidad de Málaga (Herbario MGC) está constituido por cuatro colecciones biológicas. La colección de plantas vasculares (MGC Cormof) es la colecci

  10. Cognitive dissonance towards the smoking habit among nursing and physiotherapy students at the University of Balearic Islands in Spain.

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    Pericas, J; González, S; Bennasar, M; De Pedro, J; Aguiló, A; Bauzá, L

    2009-03-01

    To estimate the prevalence of tobacco smoking among physiotherapy and nursing students at the University of the Balearic Islands in Spain and to describe their perceptions, attitude and behaviour towards smoking and towards the Spanish Smoking Prevention Act. Active smoking is the first avoidable cause of death in the world while passive smoking is the third. The tobacco epidemic kills 5.4 million people a year from lung cancer, heart disease and other related illnesses. In Europe, around one-third of the Community population are smokers, with about 650,000 smoking-related deaths per year in the Community. In Spain, 56,000 people a year are estimated to die from tobacco-related illnesses. An observational, cross-sectional, descriptive study, with a sample of 345 out of 645 students (53.5% participation rate) who completed an anonymous, self-administered, standardized survey devised by the World Health Organization. The study revealed a 26.1% prevalence of tobacco smoking (26.9% among women and 22.6% among men), which is similar to percentages of students at other Spanish universities. Smokers and non-smokers reported many differences in attitude and behaviour, some of which have potential repercussions in their career, such as in estimating the harmful effects of tobacco smoke or the status of health professionals as role models in the society they serve. The results of this study will contribute to develop an anti-smoking programme at the university and to establish smoking-prevention campaigns.

  11. Catalogue of type specimens of fungi and lichens deposited in the Herbarium of the University of Granada (Spain).

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    Vizoso, M Teresa; Quesada, Carmen

    2015-01-01

    A catalogue of types from the Herbarium of the University of Granada has not previously been compiled. As a result, a search of these collections in order to compile digital images for preservation and publication yielded a large number of formerly unrecognized types. This dataset contains the specimen records from the catalogue of the nomenclature types of fungi and lichens in the Herbarium of the University of Granada, Spain. These herbarium specimens are included in the GDA and GDAC collections, acronyms from Index Herbariorum (Thiers 2014). At this time, the type collection of fungi and lichens contains 88 type specimens of 49 nominal taxa, most from Agaricales and the genus Cortinarius, described from the western Mediterranean, mainly Spain, by the following authors: V.Antonin, J.Ballarà, A.Bidaud, G.F.Bills, M.Bon, C.Cano, M.Casares, G.Chevassut, M.Contu, F.Esteve-Raventós, R.Galán, L.Guzmán-Dávalos, R.Henry, E.Horak, R.Mahiques, G.Malençon, P.Moënne-Loccoz, G.Moreno, A.Ortega, F.Palazón, V.N.Suárez.-Santiago, A.Vêzda, J.Vila, and M.Villareal. For each specimen, the locality indication, species name, observation date, collector, type status, related information, associated sequences, other catalogue numbers related to each type, and image URL are recorded. The dataset is associated with an image collection named "Colección de imágenes de los tipos nomenclaturales de hongos, líquenes, musgos y algas incluidos en el Herbario de la Universidad de Granada (GDA y GDAC)" (Vizoso and Quesada 2013) which is housed and accessible at the Global Biodiversity Information Facility in Spain (GBIF.ES) Hosting and Publishing Service "Biodiversity Image Portal of Spanish collections" and is also available at the Herbarium of University of Granada institutional web (Vizoso 2014a, Vizoso 2014b). That image collection contains 113 images, of which 56 correspond to the nomenclature types of 49 taxa (47 fungi, 2 lichens), the rest of the images in this collection

  12. The potential and need for improvement in the training of new university lecturers

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    Jesús Conde-Jiménez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a case study which explores and analyzes aspects perceived as potentialities or needing improvement (SWOT analysis in new university lecturers, from the analysis of clinical supervision or improvement cycles, studied within the framework of the training program for new lecturers at the Institute of Education Sciences (ICE in Spanish at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. The results show potential/positive aspects both internally (Strengths and externally (Opportunities in new lecturers, and aspects for improvement internally (Weaknesses and externally (Threats. This study shows an example through which improvement strategies for the training of new university lecturers can be directed, or existing ones can be redefined, meaning that the case study establishes a framework in which dominant socio-educational strategies can be reflected, as perceived by new university lecturers.

  13. [Communication, participation and leadership in the perception of the emotional climate in a university hospital in Andalusia, Spain].

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    Danet, Alina; March, Joan Carles; Romera, Inmaculada García

    2014-03-01

    The aim of this study was to identify and analyze perceptions and opinions among health professionals in a university hospital in Andalusia, Spain, regarding the emotional climate, leadership style, quality of information, and internal communication. The study also aimed to collect health professionals' suggestions for improving these workplace characteristics. The study included 730 participants and used a quantitative and qualitative methodology. The results reflect a medium-to-low level of emotional climate, correlated with the leadership style and information and internal communication. Statistically significant differences appeared when comparing professional categories and hospital units. The health professionals provided a positive assessment of the administrators' work, although requiring more task-oriented, participative, and affiliative leadership skills.

  14. [Self-esteem level and correlation to risk behaviour of students at the University of Almería (Spain)].

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    Muñoz-París, M José; Ruiz-Muñoz, Ana del Mar

    2008-01-01

    To evaluate self-esteem levels in college students at the University of Almería (Spain) and their possible correlation with risk behaviors, specifically, drug use and sexual behavior. We performed an observational, descriptive, cross-sectional, prolective study. A self-completed questionnaire was used to gather data. Students attending specific university services of the University of Almería were selected by non-probabilistic sampling. Self-esteem was measured using Cooersmith's scale. In the 123 students studied, self-esteem was very low in 7.9%, medium-low in 29.3%, medium in 12.2 %, medium-high in 46.3% and very high in 4.9 %. No significant differences were found between the sexes. No significant correlation was found between sexual behavior and level of self-esteem. Consumption of alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, designer drugs, and amphetamines was higher in groups with higher self-esteem. Self-esteem is important in every sphere of life and can be considered a basic human need. Self-esteem increases the level of personal security and has been described as a protective factor against risk behaviors. However, our data indicate increased drug consumption among young people with higher self-esteem. Given the importance of the topic and the novelty of our results, in future studies we intend to broaden the sample and perform probabilistic stratified sampling in order to extrapolate the results to the entire population of the University of Almería.

  15. Positive Mental Health and Prevalence of Psychological Ill-Being in University Nursing Professors in Catalonia, Spain.

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    Hurtado-Pardos, Barbara; Moreno-Arroyo, Carmen; Casas, Irma; Lluch-Canut, Teresa; Lleixà-Fortuño, Mar; Farrés-Tarafa, Mariona; Roldán-Merino, Juan

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    The aim of the current study was to examine the prevalence of psychological ill-being among university nursing professors in Spain and determine their grade of positive mental health. A cross-sectional study was conducted from June 2013 to December 2013 with a sample of 263 university nursing professors. Sociodemographic and occupational variables, as well as variables related to daily habits and lifestyle, were collected. Psychological ill-being was measured using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and positive mental health was evaluated with the Positive Mental Health Questionnaire (PMHQ). Prevalence of psychological ill-being (GHQ-12 score >2) among the sample was 27% (range = 21.8% to 32.6%), with a higher prevalence in teachers from first and second cycles (Bachelor's degree and Master's degree, respectively) and a lower prevalence in those having very satisfactory social relationships. Significant differences were found in relation to consumption of tranquilizer drugs and Bach flower remedies. PMHQ scores were lower among teachers with a GHQ-12 score >2. Participants presented a good level of positive mental health. Preventive policies should be applied with the aim of reducing psychological ill-being among professors and potentiating positive mental health. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 55(7), 38-48.]. Copyright 2017, SLACK Incorporated.

  16. Analysis of Research Collaboration between Universities and Private Companies in Spain Based on Joint Scientific Publications

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    Olmeda-Gómez, Carlos; Ovalle-Perandones, María Antonia; de Moya-Anegón, Félix

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: The article presents the results of a study on scientific collaboration between Spanish universities and private enterprise, measured in terms of the co-authorship of papers published in international journals. Method: Bibliometric analysis of papers published in journals listed in Scopus in 2003-2011. Indicators were calculated for…

  17. "Encountering the Middle Ages: Spain and the Meadows Museum," Southern Methodist University

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    Mangan, Katherine

    2008-01-01

    This article describes how a 26-panel altarpiece that once adorned a 15th-century Spanish cathedral inspired faculty members and students at Southern Methodist University to spend a semester dissecting the piece in a multidisciplinary course that featured songs, floats, videos, and painting. The course sprang out of a discussion Mark Roglan,…

  18. Experiences of University Life for Students with Asperger's Syndrome: A Comparative Study between Spain and England

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    Casement, Sue; Carpio de los Pinos, Carmen; Forrester-Jones, Rachel

    2017-01-01

    Research has consistently shown that young people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) are likely to experience increased anxiety during new social situations; yet, studies have been regionally and culturally bound. The aim of this study was to explore how higher education students with AS experienced attending university in two European countries: the…

  19. Entrepreneurial Intentions of University Students: A Study of Design Undergraduates in Spain

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    Ubierna, Francisco; Arranz, Nieves; Fdez de Arroyabe, J. C.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of the entrepreneurial intentions of university undergraduate students, with particular regard to those studying design. Attitudinal, social and capabilities variables are analysed in order to determine the profile of an entrepreneur. Using a sample of 521 undergraduate students, the findings show that design…

  20. THE RESEARCHER WORK IN COMMUNICATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIGO, SPAIN

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    Ana Belén Fernández Souto

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available We present the current issue of the journal Orbis, in which several researchers and scholars of the University of Vigo collaborate with reflections and articles relating to the field of audiovisual communication, organizational communication and public relations, advertising or political propaganda.

  1. Submanifolds weakly associated with graphs

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    Author Affiliations. A Carriazo1 L M Fernández1 A Rodríguez-Hidalgo1. Department of Geometry and Topology, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Sevilla, Apartado de Correos 1160, 41080-Sevilla, Spain ...

  2. The Deified Courtier: Pagan Spectacles in El burlador de Sevilla

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    Frederick A. de Armas

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This essay looks at pagan disguises utilized in plays and courtly entertainments of the Golden Age, focusing on El burlador de Sevilla. Don Juan and all those who surround him, turn to mythology, pretending to be deities and thus reflecting the theatrical culture of the court where the nobility often assumed such pagan guises. When he metamorphoses himself into Jupiter, don Juan reminds us that this particular guise was common in most European courts of the times were courtiers and kings imagined themselves as abiding in a new Olympus. Don Juan, then, defies society, utilizing the same symbols of power that served to exalt the Habsburgs. Don Juan’s power of metamorphosis is seen most clearly in Tisbea and Isabela who both play the part of Europa to the god/bull.

  3. Isidoro de Sevilla: el banco de datos medieval

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    Américo Abad

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available San Isidoro de Sevilla, el Doctor egregius de Ios siglos VI y VII, constituye una referencia medieval de suma importancia y en varios aspectos. Su obra enciclopédica, su pensamiento jurídico y filosófico, su conducción de los asuntos políticos, su apología de la iglesia como institución ecuménica, cuando apenas se dibujaban los primeros rasgos -impalpables casi - de la sociedad civil y del estado y la organizacJón del saber y del conocimiento llegados a su tiempo.Contenido: Presentación. El proyecto enciclopédico. Universo y sistema. Etimologías y otros textos. La ley y el gobierno. La filosofía. Comunidad y comunidades. Consideraciones finales

  4. Sperm counts may have declined in young university students in Southern Spain

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    Mendiola, Jaime; Jørgensen, Niels; Mínguez-Alarcón, Lidia

    2013-01-01

    to 2002 compared with young men from Northern Europe. The aim of this new study was to examine whether semen quality has changed among Spanish young men in the last decade. In this cross-sectional study, questionnaires and semen samples were collected from 215 healthy young university students from Murcia......, Body mass index (BMI), presence of varicocoele and prenatal exposure to tobacco) to look for a birth-cohort effect over the combined study period (2001-2011). Sperm concentration and total sperm count declined significantly with year of birth in the pooled analysis (β = -0.04 and β = -0...

  5. Energy saving and solar energy use in the University of Valencia (Spain)

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    Gomez-Amo, J.L.; Tena, F.; Martinez-Lozano, J.A.; Utrillas, M.P. [Universitat de Valencia (Spain). Grupo de Radiacion Solar

    2004-04-01

    Recent years have seen increasing public interest in issues related to energy saving and concern for the environment. It is important to highlight the work of public institutions in this respect. This was the motive that led the University of Valencia to finance a pilot project with the objective of studying useful initiatives for optimising energy consumption in accordance with the institution's needs as well as the incorporation of innovative and more efficient technologies. The approach was to consider various aspects ranging from the analysis of the current energy consumption and the state of the installations, through the substitution of some energy inefficient components, to the study of the possible installation of a photovoltaic solar powered electricity generation station connected to the network. Also purely technical questions on economic efficiency should not be forgotten as this could lead to a reduction in energy consumption and the optimisation of the current energy consuming equipment, since generally, it is this question that limits the possible energy saving actions. (author)

  6. Mrs Anna Birules, Minister of Science and Technology Spain, Prof. Ortensio Zecchino, Italian Minister of University and Scientific and Technological Research, and Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Minister of Science and Innovation, United Kingdom : LEP celebration speakers

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    Mrs Anna Birules, Minister of Science and Technology Spain, Prof. Ortensio Zecchino, Italian Minister of University and Scientific and Technological Research, and Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Minister of Science and Innovation, United Kingdom : LEP celebration speakers

  7. Perceptions among university students in Seville (Spain of the rabbit as livestock and as a companion animal

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    Pedro González-Redondo

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The rabbit has various utilities and roles, mainly as a meat-producing animal, game species, companion animal, laboratory animal or pest. Among these roles, rabbit breeding for meat has traditionally prevailed in the Mediterranean countries. However, in recent decades the practice of keeping this species as a companion animal has been on the rise; a factor that could be changing public perception of the rabbit. A survey of 492 university students from Seville, Andalusia, Spain, was conducted to determine young people’s perceptions of the rabbit as livestock and as a companion species. The rabbit received the lowest score when regarded as livestock compared to the pig, cow, goat, sheep and hen. Regarding companion animals, young Spanish people preferred the dog and cat, respectively. The rabbit and the hamster were rated at the same level as a pet, while the budgerigar was rated lower than these two mammals by women and higher by men. The goldfish occupied the last position among the pet species in the women’s perceptions. With regard to the perception of various rabbit breeds and varieties when evaluated as pets, it was found that the pet Lop Dwarf, Netherland Dwarf, Angora and Lionhead breeds were rated higher than a typical meat breed (New Zealand White and than the wild rabbit. The gender of the young people surveyed influenced their perception of the rabbit. Women rated the rabbit lower as livestock while they rated it higher as a pet, also rating the pet rabbit breeds higher than men did. It is proposed that, in keeping with the rabbit’s attributes related to its cuteness, conceptually linked with pets, young Andalusian people’s perception of the rabbit is ambivalent and this perception might partly be shifting from perceiving it as livestock to regarding it as a pet.

  8. Madrid-Sevilla desde su implantación

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    Ma. Pilar González Yanci

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El ferrocarril de alta velocidad ha supuesto la última gran transformación de este medio de transporte, que, en sus inicios, fue uno de los elementos clave de la Revolución Industrial. La primera línea española Madrid-Sevilla, con 13 años de funcionamiento, permite analizar la evolución del tráfico generado y la incidencia que tiene en las ciudades a las que sirve, que, con una fuerte componente espacial y urbanística, afecta en gran medida a la población y, por consiguiente, a la actividad económica desarrollada. El diferente tamaño y peso en la jerarquía urbana de las cinco ciudades, muy diversas, así como el grado de transformación respecto al anterior ferrocarril, dan lugar a distintas situaciones en cada caso, resultando tanto mayor la incidencia cuanto mayor ha sido el volumen de infraestructuras construidas, pero resultando siempre motor de desarrollo de nuevo tejido urbano y nuevas actividades, así como posibilitando el cambio de uso del suelo en los espacios liberados por traslado de instalaciones.

  9. The Hofstede model in the study of the impact of Sevilla Expo 92

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    Julio García del Junco

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo toma una aproximación múltiple sobre el estudio del impacto de la Expo 92 de Sevilla. Comenzamos identificando los valores sociales y culturales de 50 profesionales de Sevilla, usando el modelo de Hofstede, añadiendo algunas cuestiones exploratorias acerca del evento para llegar a comprender el impacto percibido de la exhibición. Entonces analizamos la realidad de la Expo 92 a través del método de caso, usando información longitudinal. Los resultados demuestran que los valores sociales y culturales de los habitantes de Sevilla influyeron en la Expo 92 durante su realización, pero también después del evento. Las conclusiones identifican las contribuciones relevantes para el estudio futuro de eventos en ciudades.

  10. The Hofstede model in the study of the impact of Sevilla Expo 92

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper takes a multiple approach towards the study of the impact of Seville Expo 92. We start by identifying the social and cultural values of 50 professionals from the Sevilla, using the Hofstede model, adding some exploratory questions about the event, allowing understanding the perceived impact of the exhibition. We then have analyzed the Expo 92 reality through the case method by using longitudinal information. Results demonstrate how the socio and cultural values of Sevilla inhabitants have influenced the Expo 92 during its realization, but also after the event. Conclusions identify relevant con-tributions for future study on city events.

  11. Transformation of a University Lecture Hall in Valladolid (Spain) into a NZEB: LCA of a BIPV System Integrated in Its Façade

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    Producción Científica The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) poses a major challenge, as it promotes the transformation of existing buildings into Nearly Zero‐Energy Buildings (NZEB). In this work we present the case of study of a lecture hall building, owned by the University of Valladolid (Spain), that is currently being refurbished into a NZEB by integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES), also in line with the requirements from Directive 2009/28/EC. ...

  12. Materials Science on research in Spain. Evolution on thirty last years. (1980-2010); La investigacion en Ciencia de Materiales en Espana. Evolucion en los ultimos 30 anos

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    Serratosa, J. M.

    2010-07-01

    The great development experienced by material research in Spain during the last 30 years has been, in great part, a consequence of the initiative of the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC) of including Material Science as a priority area in its Scientific Programme in the years 1980. Four new institutes for research in advanced materials were created in 1985-1986 in Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla and Zaragoza , the last two in cooperation with the respective universities. A Scientific Advisory Committee, whose members were scientists of great prestige at the international level, was nominated by the CSIC in order to guarantee a high standard in the research activities of the new centres. Sources for funding material research projects existed at three levels: a) the Framework Programme of the European Union; b) the National Programme for Scientific Research and Technological development of the Spanish Government and c) the Institutional Research Programme of the CSIC. An important increase of the research activity has taken place during the last 30 years, as indicated by the number of papers published in international journals, Finally, an analysis of the actual situation of research activities in material research concerning the public sector (universities and research organisms) and the industrial sector, is presented. (Author)

  13. [Prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity, energy intake and dietary caloric profile in university students from the region of Murcia (Spain)].

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    Cutillas, Ana Belén; Herrero, Ester; de San Eustaquio, Alba; Zamora, Salvador; Pérez-Llamas, Francisca

    2013-01-01

    University students are a part of the population potentially vulnerable in relation to their nutritional status. To evaluate energy intake, energy profile of the diet and prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in university students. The study was conducted in 223 students (53% female) from the University of Murcia (Spain), mean age 21.4 ± 2.7 years. Dietary intake was estimated by a continuous 7 days dietary record, previously validated. Afterwards, total energy intake and macronutrients distribution were obtained using the software "GRUNUMUR 2.0". Physical activity was assessed by a questionnaire. Weight and height were measured and body mass index was calculated as [weight (kg)/height (m)(2)]. Average energy intake was lower than the recommendations. In relation with the energy profile of the diet, it was higher in protein and fat, and lower in carbohydrates compared with the recommendations in the balanced diet. The prevalence of overweight was of 9.3% in female and of 24.2% in males. However, 10.2% females and 1.1% males were underweight. Only a 35,4% of the studied collective usually practiced physical activity (3-4 hours/week). Significant correlations were found between age and percentage of energy from carbohydrate (negative) and lipids (positive), indicating that older students (young adults) had significantly higher dietary unbalances than younger (adolescents). Students from the University of Murcia have characteristics very similar to those described in other university populations of Spain and other Western countries: low energy intake, unbalances in the energy profile of the diet, and high percentages of overweight and also of underweight. Both physical inactivity and energy unbalance of the diet could be determinants of the overweight observed. Age is a factor in worsening the energy profile of the diet, which presumably will have undesirable consequences on the health of this young population group. Copyright © AULA MEDICA EDICIONES

  14. La justicia mercantil en la casa de la contratacion de Sevilla en el siglo XVI

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    del Vas Mingo, Marta Milagros

    2004-01-01

    .... Descriptores: Derecho Indiano, justicia mercantil, Casa de la Contratacion, Sevilla, consulados. *** Los consulados de comercio, en su larga tradicion desde la epoca medieval hasta el fin de su vida institucional en el siglo XIX, actuaron como aglutinadores de la actividad de los comerciantes y sirvieron para dirimir sus pleitos. Su labor jurisdiccional...

  15. Quentin Skinner, Staten og friheten. Oslo: Res Publica, 2011. José Luis Martí and Philip Pettit, A Political Philosophy in Public Life. Civic Republicanism in Zapatero's Spain. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010 (Simon Laumann Jørgensen)

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    Jørgensen, Simon Laumann

    2012-01-01

    Anmeldelse af Quentin Skinner, Staten og friheten, Oslo: Res Publica 2011, 199 NOK & José Luis Martí & Philip Pettit, A Political Philosophy in Public Life. Civic Republicanism in Zapatero’s Spain, Princeton: Princeton University Press 2010, $ 24.95......Anmeldelse af Quentin Skinner, Staten og friheten, Oslo: Res Publica 2011, 199 NOK & José Luis Martí & Philip Pettit, A Political Philosophy in Public Life. Civic Republicanism in Zapatero’s Spain, Princeton: Princeton University Press 2010, $ 24.95...

  16. Columbus's Spain.

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    Soria, Jose Manuel Nieto

    1991-01-01

    Describes fifteenth-century Spain's tendencies that proved central to the Columbian enterprise: experience as a conquering and colonizing kingdom, interest in Atlantic expansion, and missionary inclination. Argues that Columbus's arrival in Spain came at the perfect time in Spanish history. Stresses Spain's long history of religious war, conquest,…

  17. La sexualidad en «Las Etimologías» de San Isidoro de Sevilla: cristianismo y mentalidad social en la Hispania visigoda

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    Gallego Franco, Henar

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Human sexuality, as an expression of the social behaviour, was a question of great interest in a triple way (educational, controlling and repressive for the ecclesiastic and civil authorities in Visigothic Spain. As a reflection of its time, Etymologiae by Saint Isidore of Seville gives evidence of the official christian sexual morality, which places a high value on chastity and follows faithfully the principles of ¿le patristic teaching, and shows its crystallization in a group of guidelines and advices for a healthy and correct use of sex which will penetrate deeply in the social mentality of Visigothic Spain.

    La sexualidad, como una expresión más del comportamiento social, fue objeto de gran interés, en una triple vertiente adoctrinadora, controladora y represora, por parte de las autoridades eclesiásticas y civiles de la Hispania visigoda. Reflejo de su época, «Las Etimologías» de San Isidoro de Sevilla dan testimonio de la moral sexual cristiana oficial, que prima el valor de la castidad y se ajusta fielmente a los valores de la doctrina patrística cristiana, y muestra su cristalización en un conjunto de directrices y consejos para un «sano y correcto» uso de la sexualidad que calarán hondamente en la mentalidad social hispanovisigoda.

  18. The Mission of the University in Science and Technology: The Role of the Engineering Studies in Spain and Model of Universities.

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    Baeza, Rafael Portaencasa

    A new model was created for Spanish universities when the Parliament approved the Ley de Reforma Universitaria. It emphasizes that the university must serve the society and must cooperate in the solution of problems that affect the society. The universities are charged with the mission of executing the scientific policy of the nation and of the…

  19. (7)Be behaviour and meteorological conditions associated with (7)Be peak events in Spain.

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    Hernández-Ceballos, M A; Brattich, E; Lozano, R L; Cinelli, G

    2017-01-01

    This work regards a comprehensive analysis of the overall distribution of (7)Be activity concentrations in Spain and the synoptic meteorological conditions associated with the highest (7)Be peaks (>8 mBq/m(3)). The use of four sampling stations (Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, and Sevilla) included in REMdb, with different latitudinal location, as well as the relatively long time period used in this study (2001-2010), allowed to improve the understanding of (7)Be spatio-temporal distribution in Spain. The comparison of the (7)Be activity concentrations mean values indicated a north-south gradient (from 3.1 ± 1.1 mBq/m(3) in Bilbao to 4.0 ± 1.8 mBq/m(3) in Sevilla), even though not statistically significant (as indicated by the t-test). However, the analysis of frequency distributions and temporal evolutions of (7)Be activity concentrations have suggested the presence of two main areas, namely northern (Bilbao and Barcelona) and southern (Sevilla) Spain. The identification and analysis of periods associated with the highest values of (7)Be have allowed studying the different synoptic patterns associated with stratospheric-tropospheric transport (STT). In particular, three episodes (one in the north and two in the south) potentially associated with vigorous STT have been identified and analysed in detail. The results displayed that the omega block configuration, extending either over western Russia and Scandinavia or into the Atlantic Ocean, forced the prevailing jet stream to the northeast and south of Spain respectively with subsequent subsidence. In summer, this blocking configuration at high latitudes was combined with the presence of the Azores high pressure system to the west of Spain, affecting the (7)Be activity concentration recorded in the south. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  20. Impacto de los títulos propios de la Universidad de Sevilla desde la perspectiva de los alumnos egresados

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    María Angeles LÓPEZ ROMERO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Pocos son los trabajos que en España tienen como objetivo evaluar la calidad de los estudios de postgrado y, más concretamente, de los títulos propios que imparten las universidades. Dada la creciente difusión y complejidad de los títulos de Master y Experto en todo el territorio nacional y en todas las áreas de conocimiento, se hace conveniente valorar la repercusión y resultados que éstos están obteniendo. Por este motivo, hemos llevado a cabo una evaluación que utiliza como fuentes de información a 93 alumnos que finalizaron un título de Master o Experto Universitario de la Universidad de Sevilla en los años 1996 y 1997, con la finalidad de conocer el impacto que estos estudios están teniendo en el mercado laboral y los principales aspectos positivos y negativos que estos alumnos encontraron durante su realización. Para la recogida de información se ha empleado una encuesta que incluye ítems de diferente naturaleza y que fue enviada por correo postal. Las respuestas han sido analizadas mediante técnicas estadísticas descriptivas y técnicas lexicométricas, obteniendo resultados que apuntan a la escasa visión práctica de estos estudios y sus limitaciones a la hora de la inserción laboral.ABSTRACT: In Spain few research teams can be found whose main aim is to assess the quality of university postgraduate programs and, more specifically, Master's Degree Programs. Due to the growing diffusion and complexity of these studies in all fields and through the whole national territory, it would be advisable to evaluate the results and repercussions they are achieving. For this reason, we decided to conduct an evaluation based on a study of 93 alumni who concluded a master's degree program between 1996 and 1997 at the University of Seville. Its main aim was to know the impact of their studies in the job market and to identify the strengths and weaknesses that these students found while attending them. Data was obtained by

  1. Science and education between Spain and Argentina, 1910-1940. The university chairs of Buenos Aires «Institución Cultural Española»

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    Rosario E. FERNÁNDEZ TERÁN

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    Full Text Available During the first decades of the twentieth century Spain experienced its most significant period of educational, cultural and scientific encounter with Europe in all its history. The new approaches and reforms, initially advanced by García Alix in 1900 and accomplished by the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios from 1907, became the model for many Latin-American countries. In particular, the celebration in 1910 of the centenary of the declaration of independence in Argentina became the origin for a very special initiative that rejoined Spanish immigrants and their descendants with the country of their ancestors, which by that time had learned how to overcome several decades of decline looking for Europe: the Institución Cultural Española at Buenos Aires. The ICE, through the JAE, established and supported two successive university chairs. In Buenos Aires, since 1914, the most important Spanish University Professors sat at the «Cátedra de Cultura Española» alternating Humanities and the Sciences. In Madrid, from 1928, some European authorities joined Spanish scientists at the «Cátedra Cajal de Investigaciones Científicas». These initiatives, which showed the splendour of what is being known as Spanish Silver Age, suffered a dramatic rupture with the outbreak of the Civil War. After 1939, a new Institución Cultural Española had to adapt itself to the new Spain, a very different country from the one they had met during the fist third of the twentieth century, while the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios was reincarnated as Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.

  2. New management systems, new skills for librarians: implementing a process-oriented management system at the Library of the University of Almeria (Spain

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    Encarna Fuentes Melero

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    Full Text Available In recent years, European Universities have been immersed in the search for formulas that meet the requirements of new management systems, based on the rationalization and assessment of both economic and human resources. Nowadays, the adaptation to these goals is a constant in the implementation of different management models, contributing to suit the patrons’ needs to the new environment: continuous analysis of working procedures, updating of librarian competencies and adjustment of new organizational structures to new methodologies. This paper presents a reflection about the changes that have taken place during the last decade at the Library of the University of Almeria (Spain, since the adoption of a process-oriented management system and the definition of the continuous assessment of working procedures. Concurrently, the abilities of the staff have been adjusted to the new situation, on the basis of the definition of the skills needed for the achievement of the library goals. It is described how new library services have been implemented through the analysis of the patrons’ needs: the Research Support service, or the Services and Resources Assessment service, have been set up in order to make the library budget more effective and rational. Librarians’ skills needed for these activities are analyzed, so the library staff can be appropriately trained, with the main objective of adjusting the Library goals, the librarian capabilities and the University needs through the performance evaluation of each position in this Service.

  3. Sleep and Behavioral Correlates of Napping among Young Adults: A Survey of First-Year University Students in Madrid, Spain

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    Vela-Bueno, Antonio; Fernandez-Mendoza, Julio; Olavarrieta-Bernardino, Sara; Vgontzas, Alexandros N.; Bixler, Edward O.; de la Cruz-Troca, Juan Jose; Rodriguez-Munoz, Alfredo; Olivan-Palacios, Jesus

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    Objective: Between November 2002 and March 2003, the authors assessed the prevalence and correlates of napping among Spanish university students. Participants: The sample comprised 1,276 first-year university students; the mean age was 18.74 [plus or minus] 1.24 years, and 35.45% were men. Methods: The study was cross-sectional, and the students…

  4. Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda en Sevilla: ilusiones y cenizas de un periplo literario

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    Full Text Available This paper shows an approach to Tula. I start from a statement: Sevilla marked a before and after in his literary vocation between 1838 and 1840, becoming known in the newspapers as a poet. Letters to Cepeda, her first and passionate love, are today the most interesting document of this period, both from the point of view metaliterary and autobiographical. All the works of this period can be read as autobiographical plays. After a prolific literary career, Sevilla will be the city where she ends her career while she prepares her complete works. She is a widow, prematurely aged and tired. Her remains now rest in Seville’s San Fernando cemetery . This work, snorkeling in Seville years of increasingly famous writer, is a tribute to the bicentennial of his birth.En mi acercamiento a Tula en las páginas que siguen, quiero partir de una afirmación: Sevilla marcó un antes y un después en su vocación literaria entre 1838 y 1840, dándose a conocer en los periódicos como poeta. Las cartas a Cepeda, su primer y apasionado amor, son hoy el documento más interesante de esta etapa, tanto desde el punto de vista autobiográfico como metaliterario. Aun así, todas las obras de esta época pueden leerse en clave autobiográfica. Tras una fecunda trayectoria literaria, culminará en Sevilla su carrera profesional mientras prepara sus obras completas. Está viuda, prematuramente envejecida y cansada. Sus restos reposan hoy en el sevillano cementerio de San Fernando. Este trabajo, que bucea en los años sevillanos de la cada vez más afamada escritora, pretende ser un homenaje en el bicentenario de su nacimiento.

  5. Evaluación del servicio de referencia de una biblioteca universitaria: Biblioteca de la Universidad de Sevilla

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    González-Fernández-Villavicencio, Nieves

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available After a detailed review of the literature on the evaluation of reference services in academic libraries, we describe the evaluation process of the Reference Service of the University of Seville’s library, in both its onsite and virtual models, during two time spans in 2011. We analyse the results using an adapted version of the READ scale. The predominance of the system’s onsite model was confirmed, with the type of service characterized by short questions of a basic nature, quite evenly distributed between the morning and afternoon, with a duration of less than five minutes, with the questions coming predominantly from students and answered by non-specialist staff.Tras una revisión bibliográfica de la evaluación de los servicios de referencias en bibliotecas universitarias, se describe el proceso de evaluación de este servicio llevado a cabo en la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Sevilla, en su modalidad presencial y virtual, durante dos periodos a lo largo del año 2011. Los resultados se analizan en base a la escala READ adaptada. Se constata el predominio de la presencialidad del servicio, y las preguntas breves, de nivel básico, casi distribuidas equilibradamente entre mañana y tarde, de menos de 5 minutos, realizadas mayoritariamente por alumnos, atendidas por personal técnico no especializado con escasas derivaciones.

  6. Molecular gastronomy in Spain

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    García-Segovia, P.; Garrido, M. D.; Vercet, A.

    2014-01-01

    Beyond the overwhelming international success of Ferrán Adria, Spain has been one of the countries with a more active implication in molecular gastronomy as a scientific discipline but also in the use of ingredients, technologies, and equipment from the scientific and technological universe...... with scientists for facing the future of Spanish gastronomy....

  7. Attitudes of students of a health sciences university towards the extension of smoke-free policies at the university campuses of Barcelona (Spain).

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    Martínez, Cristina; Méndez, Carlos; Sánchez, María; Martínez-Sánchez, José María

    To assess attitudes towards the extension of outdoor smoke-free areas on university campuses. Cross-sectional study (n=384) conducted using a questionnaire administered to medical and nursing students in Barcelona in 2014. Information was obtained pertaining to support for indoor and outdoor smoking bans on university campuses, and the importance of acting as role models. Logistic regression analyses were performed to examine agreement. Most of the students agreed on the importance of health professionals and students as role models (74.9% and 64.1%, respectively) although there were statistically significant differences by smoking status and age. 90% of students reported exposure to smoke on campus. Students expressed strong support for indoor smoke-free policies (97.9%). However, only 39.3% of participants supported regulation of outdoor smoking for university campuses. Non-smokers (OR=12.315; 95% CI: 5.377-28.204) and students ≥22 years old (OR=3.001; 95% CI: 1.439-6.257) were the strongest supporters. The students supported indoor smoke-free policies for universities. However, support for extending smoke-free regulations to outdoor areas of university campuses was limited. It is necessary to educate students about tobacco control and emphasise their importance as role models before extending outdoor smoke-free legislation at university campuses. Copyright © 2016 SESPAS. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  8. Assessing Environmental Competencies of Primary Education Pre-Service Teachers in Spain: A Comparative Study between Two Universities

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    Alvarez-García, Olaya; Sureda-Negre, Jaume; Comas-Forgas, Rubén

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    Purpose: In this paper, the results of an investigation aimed at analysing and comparing the environmental competences of future teachers undergoing training in two universities are presented. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the difference in the acquisition of environmental competences amongst two groups of students enrolled in two…

  9. Public values of the Antarctic wilderness: A comparison of university students in Spain and the United States

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    John Peden; Tina Tin; Javier Benayas; Luis Pertierra; Pablo Tejedo; Jessica O' Reilly; Kees Bastmeijer; Pat Maher

    2015-01-01

    This paper summarizes preliminary results of a research study that investigated university students' perceptions of Antarctic wilderness and reports on discussions of these results at a workshop held at the 10th World Wilderness Congress. The purpose of the research study was to determine whether nationality and cultural differences were associated with beliefs...

  10. Blood donation and blood transfusion in Spain (1997 – 2007): the effects of demographic changes and universal leucoreduction

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    García-Erce, José A.; Campos, Arturo; Muñoz, Manuel

    2010-01-01

    Background and objective As epidemiological information is useful in planning the provision and assessing the efficiency of product use, we reviewed Spanish data on population, blood donation and blood component transfusion from 1997 to 2007, and the possible effect of universal leucoreduction. Methods Data on the Spanish population were obtained from the National Institute of Statistics, whereas data on blood donation and blood component transfusion were acquired from the Spanish Ministry of Health. Results During the study period, the Spanish population increased by 5.6 million persons (14.4%), and blood donation by 28.1%, although the amount of red blood cells (RBC) obtained increased by only 21.5% whereas RBC transfusions increased by 28.3%. The RBC transfusion rate was significantly higher after the implementation of universal leucoreduction (2002 – 2006) than during the pre-leucoreduction period (1997 – 2001) (differ ence = 2.54 units/1,000 population/year; 95%CI 1.81 – 3.27; P<0.001). We also observed statistical ly, but not clinically, significant differences for platelet and plasma transfusions. Conclusion The increase observed in the RBC transfusion index after implementation of universal leucoreduction may have been due to a reduction of the haemoglobin content in the RBC units. Our data on blood use do, therefore, seem to add to the case against universal leucoreduction, which has led to an incremental cost for unknown, but probably slight, benefits for patients. PMID:20383303

  11. Prevalence of the colonization of Helicobacter pylori among students of the school of dentistry, University of Granada, Spain

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    García-Casas, Violeta; Liébana-Cabanillas, Francisco; Arias-Moliz, María-Teresa

    2016-01-01

    Background The oral cavity is a reservoir for Helicobacter pylori, and occupations that involve close contact with it, like Dentistry, could entail a higher risk of colonization. The aim of this study was to evaluate if the length of stay at the School of Dentistry of the University of Granada could influence colonization by H. pylori, and to furthermore correlate colonization by H. pylori, with the state of oral health and oral hygiene habits. Material and Methods The study groups were: Group 1, 35 students of Odontology in their first year of studies; Group 2, the same 35 students when they were in their fifth academic year; Group 3, 35 students from University study programs unrelated with Health and of the same age as the group 2 students. All underwent H. pylori, colonization determinations by means of the urea breath test (UBT), stool antigen test and a serological test. Also studied were the variables plaque index, gingival index and the number of times teeth were brushed per day. The Student t test was used for comparisons among the three studied groups. The Chi-squared test and Pearson correlation coefficient were used to determine any connection between colonization by H. pylori, and the variables studied. Results Comparisons between groups 1 and 2 and between groups 2 and 3 showed significant differences regarding colonization by H. pylori, plaque index, gingival bleeding index and tooth brushing. A positive correlation was found between being colonized by H. pylori, and having a gingival index higher than 10% and tooth brushing once a day or less, in all the studied groups. Conclusions Colonization by H. pylori, among Dentistry students at the University of Granada decreased over a four-year time period at the University. Factors related with better oral health, such as a lower gingival index and more frequent tooth brushings, would explain these results. Key words:Dental students, Helicobacter pylori, serological test, stool antigen test, urea breath

  12. Implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) Model in Spain: an example of a collaboration between Canarian universities and the department of education of the Canary Islands.

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    Jiménez, Juan E; Rodríguez, Cristina; Crespo, Patricia; González, Desirée; Artiles, Ceferino; Alfonso, Miguel

    2010-11-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of second tier intervention at-risk readers within the context of a Response to Intervention approach. The study was conducted in the Canary Islands (Spain), directed by research team ¨Dificultades de Aprendizaje, Psicolingüística y Nuevas Tecnologías¨ (DEA&NT) from University of La Laguna, and supported by the Government of the Canary Islands. A sample of 1.123 Spanish children from fourteen schools districts were given the Spanish adaptation of The Hong Kong Specific Learning Difficulties Behavior Checklist and children who scored at or above the 75th percentile on the test were classified as "at risk" for early reading difficulties. Half of the students were randomly assigned to a project-based intervention condition where they received small group supplementary intervention for 30 minutes daily using the Prevención de las Dificultades Específicas de Aprendizaje (PREDEA) curriculum from mid to late December and continued until mid June. The other half received whatever remedial services were available at their schools. Results indicated that children who received the PREDEA curriculum had higher scores on the Early Grade Reading Assessment Test (EGRA) on initial sound identification, listening comprehension, letter sound knowledge and oral reading fluency compared to the control group.

  13. Financial crisis and income-related inequalities in the universal provision of a public service: the case of healthcare in Spain.

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    Abásolo, Ignacio; Saez, Marc; López-Casasnovas, Guillem

    2017-07-24

    The objective of this paper is to analyse whether the recent recession has altered health care utilisation patterns of different income groups in Spain. Based on information concerning individuals 'income and health care use, along with health need indicators and demographic characteristics (provided by the Spanish National Health Surveys from 2006/07 and 2011/12), econometric models are estimated in two parts (mixed logistic regressions and truncated negative binominal regressions) for each of the public health services studied (family doctor appointments, appointments with specialists, hospitalisations, emergencies and prescription drug use). The results show that the principle of universal access to public health provision does not in fact prevent a financial crisis from affecting certain income groups more than others in their utilisation of public health services. Specifically, in relative terms the recession has been more detrimental to low-income groups in the cases of specialist appointments and hospitalisations, whereas it has worked to their advantage in the cases of emergency services and family doctor appointments.

  14. Transformation of a University Lecture Hall in Valladolid (Spain into a NZEB: LCA of a BIPV System Integrated in Its Façade

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    Gloria Y. Palacios-Jaimes

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU poses a major challenge, as it promotes the transformation of existing buildings into nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEB. In this work, we present the case of study of a lecture hall building, owned by the University of Valladolid (Spain, that is currently being refurbished into a NZEB by integration of renewable energy sources (RES, also in line with the requirements from Directive 2009/28/EC. As part of its major renovation, not only Trombe walls and geothermal energy are to be incorporated but also a building-integrated solar photovoltaic (BIPV system to address the electricity needs and reduce the building’s energy use and GHGs in a cost-effective manner. The environmental profile of this BIPV system has been investigated using life cycle impact assessment (LCIA, assessing the net emissions of CO2 and the damages caused in a comparative context with conventional electricity-generation pathways. In spite of the small power installed in this first stage (designed to cover only an annual energy consumption of about 13,000 kWh, around 6% of the total demand, it can be concluded that significant environmental benefits are gained using this system.

  15. Review of FERREIRÓS, J; LASSALLE CASANAVE, A. El árbol de los números. Editorial Universidad de Sevilla: Sevilla, 2016

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    Full Text Available Abstract We review Ferreirós and Lassalle Casanave's recently publishedbook "El árbol de los números". The book is a result of the Brazilian-Spanish conference "Sobre la elucidación del concepto de número: cognición, lógica y práctica matemática" hosted in Sevilla in 2013, and collects new papers on History and Philosophy of Mathematics as well as Mathematical Practice. These papers present results of investigations in Cognitive Sciences, Logic and Epistemology of mathematical certainty. In this review we present a general overview of the papers' contents, and advance a critical analysis of them.

  16. Pediatric dental care in a tertiary public hospital. Four years of experience in the Service of Stomatology of Valencia University General Hospital (Valencia, Spain).

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    Poveda, Rafael; Jiménez, Yolanda; Gavaldá, Carmen; Sanchís, José María; Carbonell, Enrique; Margaix, María; Sarrión, Gracia

    2008-05-01

    A study is made of the experience gained with the Child Oral Care Program (Plan de Atención Dental Infantil, PADI) in the Service of Stomatology of Valencia University General Hospital (Valencia, Spain) after four years in operation (July 2003 - July 2007). The sample comprised 2626 children between 5-14 years of age, pertaining to department 9 of the Valencian public health system. A clinical history was compiled in each case, a radiological study was made, and a treatment plan was elaborated including fillings, extractions, and control visits. Of the 2626 designated children, 2369 visited our Service - mostly referred from the Preventive Dental Care Units. A total of 5784 fillings were carried out (93.3% with silver amalgam, 5.6% with composites and the rest as provisional fillings). The permanent first molars were the teeth with the largest number of fillings (70.2% of the total). These were followed in order of frequency by the second molars (19.1%). As regards composite resin fillings, most involved the upper central incisors, followed by the upper lateral incisors. A total of 644 extractions were performed, corresponding to 110 permanent teeth and 534 temporary teeth. In the case of the permanent dentition, the first molars were the most commonly removed teeth. In the temporary dentition, the most frequently removed teeth were the second molars. The response of the population to this program has been very good, and reinforces the preventive measures already in place, with the provision of restorative treatments to improve the oral and dental health of the pediatric population, and yielding good results in terms of the program quality indicators. The Service of Stomatology (Valencia University General Hospital) is able to address the demand and offers the public health network integrated and continuous patient care.

  17. Traceability of radon-222 activity concentration in the radon chamber at the technical university of Catalonia (Spain)

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    Vargas, A.; Ortega, X.; Martín Matarranz, J. L.

    2004-07-01

    In order to provide reference 222Rn activity concentration, a device based on the alpha spectrometric measurement of 218Po collected electrostatically on a PIPS detector, has been developed and characterised. Traceability is achieved by the use of primary 222Rn standard activity inside a glass bulb obtained from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt. Radon standard activity is then transferred to the instrument that measures the reference radon activity concentration. The instrument is used in the walk-in radon chamber of the Institute of Energy Technology at the Technical University of Catalonia in order to provide a reference atmosphere for the calibration of radon concentration detectors. Under typical environmental calibration conditions within the radon chamber, an expanded uncertainty of roughly 4% ( k=2) for radon concentration is usually estimated.

  18. Newspapers as early meteorological data sources in Andalusia (southern Spain), 1796-1830.

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    Fernández-Montes, S.; Rodrigo, F. S.

    2010-09-01

    The growing evidence of an anthropogenically induced climatic change and the need to compare present-day climate with that of the past centuries, has boosted the search of early meteorological data from all kind of historical archives. Among the documentary data sources, early newspapers deserve special attention. Anonymous observers began to send their data to local newspapers to ensure that people were informed of them. Hardly anything is known of the conditions in which these recording were made, and press collections conserved from late 18th century to mid-19th century are fragmentary. However, it is interesting to analyze the potential of these newspapers as climatic data sources in a period prior to the existence of an official meteorological service. In this work, some examples of Andalusian cities (southern Spain) are analyzed and their utility as data sources is studied: El Mensagero (1796-1797), El Publicista (1812-1813), Diario Constitucional (1820) of Granada, Diario del Gobierno de Sevilla (1812-1813), Diario de Sevilla (1826-1831), Diario de Sevilla de Comercio, Artes y Literatura (1829-1830) of Seville, and Diario Mercantil de Cádiz (1802-1803, 1816-1830) of Cádiz. Future research is outlined.

  19. Análisis Estratégico del Servicio de Actividades Deportivas de la Universidad de Sevilla

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    El análisis estratégico del Servicio de Actividades Deportivas de la Universidad de Sevilla (SADUS) permite estudiar tanto la organización como la evolución de factores, tanto internos como externos, que afectan al desarrollo y resultados de este servicio propio de la Universidad de Sevilla. Empezando por el macroentorno hasta el estudio de sus competidores podemos conocer el valor de la organización en su conjunto y gracias a ese análisis podemos saber su posición actual ante los retos del p...

  20. Antonio Ripa (1718 - 1795): La música en la Catedral de Sevilla en tiempos de Mozart

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    Concierto de la Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla en colaboración con el Proyecto Atalaya en el que participan las Universidades públicas andaluzas. Contemporáneo de Haydn y Mozart, Antonio Ripa (1718-1795) fue uno de los compositores españoles más importantes y prolíficos de su tiempo. Ripa, de origen aragonés, estudió órgano y sirvió como maestro de capilla en la Catedral de Cuenca y en el prestigioso Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales de Madrid antes de su llegada a Sevilla, llegando a ser nombr...

  1. Noticias del Perú en las escribanías de Sevilla

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    Gil, Juan

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article are edited some new documents from the Archivo de Protocolos de Seville relating to Alonso Riquelme, Francisco de Jerez and Pedro Cieza de León.

    Se reúnen en este artículo una serie de nuevos documentos procedentes del Archivo de Protocolos de Sevilla relativos al Perú, que nos informan de diversas actividades financieras de varios de los primeros conquistadores. Entre otros, de Alonso Riquelme, Francisco de Jerez y Pedro Cieza de León.

  2. La comisaría algodonera del Estado en Sevilla : recuperación virtual

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    María Fernández-Gil; Francisco Javier Sánchez Jiménez

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    La Real Orden de 10 de Noviembre de 1923 dictó las normas para la constitución y funcionamiento de la Comisaría Algodonera del Estado en la ciudad de Sevilla, acordándose la adquisición de los terrenos donde había de construirse la factoría de desmotación y de la maquinaria necesaria para su funcionamiento. El proyecto inicial de este complejo industrial en estilo neomudéjar es obra de Lorenzo Ortiz Iríbar conformando un conjunto de pabellones cuyos usos eran fábrica textil, almacenes y ofici...

  3. El hallazgo numismático de la Taifa de Sevilla en Aracena (Huelva)

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    Canto García, Alberto; Romero Bomba, Eduardo; Rivera Jiménez, Timoteo; Romero de la Osa Fernández, Omar

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    En el transcurso de una intervención arqueológica en el castillo de Aracena (Huelva) se encontró un conjunto de siete dinares de los abbadíes de Sevilla, en concreto, de Abu Amr Abbad al-Mutadid. Entre ellos se encuentran algunos ejemplares de rareza notable. A group of seven dinars of the Abbadids of Seville, particulary, of Abu Amr Abbad al-Mutadid, has been found in the course of an archaelogical intervention in the castle of Aracena (Huelva). Among them are s...

  4. Estudio de Sevilla como ciudad sostenible mediante teledetección

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    Ramírez Juidias, Emilio

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    La ciudad de Sevilla, con casi 2800 años de historia, es un claro ejemplo de sostenibilidad histórica debido a que tanto la ciudad actual como las preexistentes se combinan en un complejo entramado de superposiciones, dando lugar a un tipo de paisaje que se transforma y permanece. Esto, unido a factores climáticos, ha originado una fuerte atracción turística a consecuencia de su gran valor patrimonial. En este estudio, se analizaron un total de 20 imágenes Landsat procedentes del United State...

  5. A study among the population of Sevilla of death due to submersion.

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    Gamero, J; Romero, J L; Arufe, M I; Vizcaya, M A; Balanza, E

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    Death due to submersion is of great interest from the medical-legal point of view, given the increase in nautical activity among children and adults alike over the past number of years. However, the lack of reliable statistical data concerning the impact of this specific form of death in our country must be emphasized. These are the circumstances that have led us to study the incidence of this form of death in a specific area. The population analyzed lived in the city of Sevilla during the period 1967-1993.

  6. Sevillana cirugía: 1550 – 1650: Escuelas quirúrgicas de Sevilla. Siglo XVI

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    Vázquez Medina, Antonio José

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    En la introducción, se realiza una semblanza de la ciudad de Sevilla en el periodo del estudio, desde el punto de vista físico, población, estructuras sociales, órganos administrativos; se presentan las distintas profesiones sanitarias que existían en la ciudad, los hospitales sanitarios con su organización interna, la enseñanza universitaria de forma general y las distintas epidemias que tuvier on lugar en el periodo de estudio. En los objetivos se indica que se pretende dar a conocer la s...

  7. Sevillana Cirugía, 1550 – 1650, Escuelas Quirúrgicas de Sevilla. Siglo XVI.

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    En la introducción, se realiza una semblanza de la ciudad de Sevilla en el periodo del estudio, desde el punto de vista físico, población, estructuras sociales, órganos administrativos; se presentan las distintas profesiones sanitarias que existían en la ciudad, los hospitales sanitarios con su organización interna, la enseñanza universitaria de forma general y las distintas epidemias que tuvieron lugar en el periodo de estudio.   En l...

  8. Academic Support Program in the Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering of the University of Cordoba (Spain)

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    Castro, Sergio; Navarro, Rafael M.; Camacho, Emilio; Gallardo, Rosa; García-Ferrer, Alfonso; Pérez-Marín, M. Dolores; Peña, Adolfo; Taguas, Encarnación V.

    2014-05-01

    The incorporation of new students to undergraduate degrees is performed in different stages through a long, sequential enrollment process. The student integration to the new context of higher education including group work and new teaching methodologies lead to notable adaptation difficulties to this new educational environment. In fact, the highest rate of student failure in the Bachelor degree usually happens during the first courses. The Unit of Quality Evaluation/Monitoring of School of Agricultural and Forest Engineering (ETSIAM) has detected that these failure rates at first and second degree course may be reduced through the involvement of students in a support learning process, by increasing their skills and motivation as well as the contact with the University environment in the context of their future professional horizon. In order to establish a program of this type, it has been launched an Academic Support Program (ASP) at the ETSIAM. This program aims to achieve and reinforce the basic academic and personal skills/competences require by the Bologna's process (BC) and specific competences of the engineers on the area of Agriculture and Forestry in the European context. The ASP includes diferent bloks of seminars, lectures, collaborative work and discussion groups among students, professionals, professors and researchers and it has been designed based on these competences and tranversal contents in both degrees. These activities are planned in a common time for both degrees, out of teaching classes. In addition, a virtual space in Moodle has been created for discussion forums and preparation activities. Additional information about schedules, speakers and companies, presentations and other material are also provided. In the preliminary implementation of the ASP, we will present the results corresponding to the first year of this academic support program. We have conducted a survey among the students in order to have a first feedback about the impact of

  9. Twenty years of high-speed lines in Spain; Zwanzig Jahre Hochgeschwindigkeitsstrecken in Spanien

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    Vega Vega, Tomas [ADIF, Madrid (Spain); Gil Ortiz, Jose Miguel [Balfour Beatty Rail Iberica, Alcobendas (Spain)

    2012-07-15

    In April 1992, i.e. 20 years ago, fast train services started in Spain when high-speed trains were put into operation on the almost 500 km long Madrid-Cordoba-Sevilla railway line. Both the 1,435 mm UIC standard gauge and the 1 AC 25 kV 50 Hz overhead line voltage level meant a big step in the development. Today the Spanish high-speed network covers some 2,200 km of railway line, and more lines are planned or already under construction. (orig.)

  10. Ciudad e Ilustración. Transformaciones urbanas en Sevilla (1767-1823

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    Francisco OLLERO LOBATO

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo estudia los cambios que se producen durante la Ilustración en Sevilla, tanto en la idea de la ciudad como conjunto como en las transformaciones que experimenta durante ese período. Se analiza el concepto político de la ciudad y la pretensión de comprenderla como sistema, a través del dominio de su imagen y del control de la renovación constructiva. Se estudian los principales cambios en la configuración de la capital andaluza, con la incorporación del río en el marco urbano, la ocupación de áreas del espacio intramuros y la modesta extensión de la urbe hacia el exterior, especialmente en el contexto de la edificación de diversas arquitecturas militares y industriales. También se estudia el impacto que desde el punto de vista urbanístico tuvo la ocupación francesa en Sevilla, y el éxito de los nuevos espacios abiertos en la urbe con tal ocasión, que se convierten en ensayos de los cambios que se irán desarrollando en mayor o menor medida durante el siglo XIX. 

  11. Placas decoradas paleocristianas y visigodas de la colección Alhonoz (Écija, Sevilla

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    Raquel Castelo Ruano

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    Full Text Available En este artículo presentamos por primera vez una historiografía dedicada a los ladrillos paleocristianos y visigodos, para después dar a conocer setenta y nueve ejemplares inéditos depositados en la Fundación Alhonoz (Ecija, Sevilla. Los ejemplares dados a conocer proceden de diversas provincias andaluzas (Sevilla, Córdoba y Huelva y son producto de hallazgos casuales realizados como consecuencia de las faenas agrícolas realizadas en los numerosos cortijos de la zona. Con la publicación de estos ejemplares queremos contribuir a ampliar el corpus de estos elementos ornamentales que tanta difusión tuvieron en algunas zonas del sur peninsular. Así mismo queremos presentar algunas nuevas decoraciones que hasta el momento no se habían recogido en estudios precedentes como los realizados por Rada y Delgado, Fariña Couto o Palol, entre otros investigadores. Se alude a las iconografías representadas en las piezas para pasar a dar una interpretación funcional de las mismas.

  12. Analysis of the surgical activity in the Dermatology Department of Fuenlabrada University Hospital, Madrid, Spain, between 2005 and 2010: determination of the standard operating times.

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    Córdoba, S; Caballero, I; Navalón, R; Martínez-Sánchez, D; Martínez-Morán, C; Borbujo, J

    2013-03-01

    To analyze the characteristics of the dermatologic surgery lists and to compare different indicators of surgical productivity. This was a retrospective, descriptive study of the routine surgical activity undertaken in the Dermatology Department of Fuenlabrada University Hospital, Madrid, Spain, between January 2005 and December 2010. Data about the procedures performed and about the surgical lists were analyzed and an analysis was made of operating room occupancy. Surgical productivity was analyzed using standard operating times (SOTs) and surgical scheduling adequacy values (SA1 and SA2). Variables were recorded as relative frequencies. Covariance and the Pearson linear correlation index were used for comparisons. The study period included a total of 11,481 surgical sessions, of which 71% were minor surgery and the remainder were major outpatient surgery. A mean of 9.7 operations were performed in each session and the overall operating room occupancy was 71.9%. Four SOT descriptors (minor surgery, multiple minor skin lesions, nail surgery, and malignant tumors with primary closure) were sufficient to classify 86.7% of the operations performed. The operating room down-time was 0.15 SOT (9minutes) in 91.3% of operations. The mean SA1 index was 1.20. Overall surgical productivity measured using the SA2 index was 96.46%. The Pearson correlation showed a statistically significant relationship between the increase in the number of patients per surgical session, the reduction in operating room occupancy, and the increase in SA2 operating room productivity. The application of SOT descriptors enables us to quantify the complexity of the operations included in the surgical waiting list and to obtain indicators for the evaluation of surgical activity, improving efficiency in surgical time management. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier España, S.L. and AEDV. All rights reserved.

  13. Inicios, evolución y decadencia del espacio arquitectónico en la Escuela Primaria Pública española: Una visión desde Sevilla. Beginnings, evolution and decay of architectural space in the Spanish Public Primary School: A view from Sevilla.

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    Rosa María Añón Abajas

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available (ES Se defiende la importancia del espacio arquitectónico en la educación infantil y primaria, comparando ejemplos de ámbito nacional o internacional con casos de Sevilla estudiados con detalle. En España se revelan cruciales los años finales del siglo XIX y primeras décadas del XX, alcanzando un punto álgido en la Segunda República. Se concluye reflexionando sobre la vigencia de esta importante cuestión mediante un ensayo crítico sobre la situación actual de edificios modelo como "los Altos Colegios" del barrio de la Macarena y "el grupo escolar Reina Victoria" en el barrio de Triana. Ambos celebraron ya su centenario pero mantienen gran vitalidad. (EN The importance of architectonic space is defended in the nursery and primary education, comparing national and international examples to Seville cases, reviewed in detail. In Spain are crucial the latest years of XIX century and first decades of XX, reaching a high point in the Second Republic. The article is completed reflecting about the validity of this important question trough a critical essay about the actual situation of model buildings as "los Altos Colegios" from the neighbourhood of La Macarena and "el grupo escolar Reina Victoria" in Triana district. Both celebrated their centenary, but they keep a great vitality.

  14. Nuevas noticias sobre la ruina y reconstrucción de la iglesia del Real Convento de San Pablo de Sevilla, según un manuscrito inédito de 1692-1708 (New information about ruin and reconstruction of the church of the Royal Convent of San Pablo in Seville

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    José Roda Peña

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Estudio de las circunstancias en que se produjo la ruina de la antigua iglesia del convento dominico de San Pablo el Real de Sevilla en 1691, y de los comienzos de su inmediata reconstrucción en clave barroca por el arquitecto Leonardo de Figueroa (1654-1730, en base a las noticias inéditas aportadas por un manuscrito anónimo contemporáneo (1692-1708, conservado en el legado Montoto de la Biblioteca Universitaria de Sevilla, que también nos ilustra sobre ciertos aspectos devocionales y artísticos referidos a este desaparecido templo hispalense de la Orden de Predicadores.Abstract: Study of the circumstances in which there was the ruin of the old church of the dominican convent of San Pablo el Real of Sevilla in 1691, and of the beginnings of its immediate reconstruction in baroque language by the architect Leonardo de Figueroa (1654-1730, based on the unpublished news contributed by an anonymous contemporary manuscript (1692-1708, preserved in the Montoto legacy of the University Library in Seville, which also illustrates us about certain devotional and artistic aspects related to this disappeared sevillian temple of the Order of Preachers.

  15. THE UNIVERSITY OF ALCALA DE HENARES (MADRID, SPAIN, AS A DYNAMIC EXAMPLE AND LABORATORY OF THE RECOVERY, REHABILITATION, AND CONSERVATION OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE

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    E. Echeverría Valiente

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Cardinal Cisneros launched in 1499 a major universitary project, that was located in Alcala de Henares (Madrid, Spain. It bestowed recently the recognition of the Council of Europe as a World Heritage Site in 1998 by UNESCO. Cisneros created the new university in the vicinity of the Roman town of Complutum. This site had two qualities which were particularly important: it was placed at a safe distance from the power of the Crown at Toledo, and it was well connected with other main Spanish cities, through the Roman road or calzada that crossed the Iberian peninsula from South to North going along some important settlements as Mérida, Toledo, Zaragoza, and Barcelona. Thus the old town of Alcala de Henares still keeps the remains of the Visigothic, Roman, Muslim and Hebrew cultures. Since the end of the fifteenth century the built Renaissance complex has gone through three clear stages, where lots of relevant architects developed their work. Among them, Pedro Gumiel and Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón can be cited for their first drawings, but other anonymous architects have also contributed to build such an interesting project. In a second stage some repairs were needed on the former structures, in order to adapt them to their new functions due to deterioration or even to changes in ownership or uses (as happened to the Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso. Finally, at the latest stage at the end of the 20th and the early 21st centuries a new regeneration project took place in order to introduce the modern technologies and energy-efficient standards the old universitary buildings. An interesting example of this modern practices on dynamic conservation of the historical heritage is the new Learning and Research Center (LRC on the ruins of San Diego headquarter built in 1859 on the site of the Franciscan convent of Santa Maria de Jesus, founded in 1445 by Archbishop Alonso Carrillo (which in turn it replaced an earlier one. The aims of the new LRC are to

  16. The University of Alcala de Henares (madrid, Spain), as a Dynamic Example and Laboratory of the Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage

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    Echeverría Valiente, E.; da Casa Martín, F.; Celis D'amicoa, F.; Navarro, P. C.

    2013-07-01

    Cardinal Cisneros launched in 1499 a major universitary project, that was located in Alcala de Henares (Madrid, Spain). It bestowed recently the recognition of the Council of Europe as a World Heritage Site in 1998 by UNESCO. Cisneros created the new university in the vicinity of the Roman town of Complutum. This site had two qualities which were particularly important: it was placed at a safe distance from the power of the Crown at Toledo, and it was well connected with other main Spanish cities, through the Roman road or calzada that crossed the Iberian peninsula from South to North going along some important settlements as Mérida, Toledo, Zaragoza, and Barcelona. Thus the old town of Alcala de Henares still keeps the remains of the Visigothic, Roman, Muslim and Hebrew cultures. Since the end of the fifteenth century the built Renaissance complex has gone through three clear stages, where lots of relevant architects developed their work. Among them, Pedro Gumiel and Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón can be cited for their first drawings, but other anonymous architects have also contributed to build such an interesting project. In a second stage some repairs were needed on the former structures, in order to adapt them to their new functions due to deterioration or even to changes in ownership or uses (as happened to the Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso). Finally, at the latest stage at the end of the 20th and the early 21st centuries a new regeneration project took place in order to introduce the modern technologies and energy-efficient standards the old universitary buildings. An interesting example of this modern practices on dynamic conservation of the historical heritage is the new Learning and Research Center (LRC) on the ruins of San Diego headquarter built in 1859 on the site of the Franciscan convent of Santa Maria de Jesus, founded in 1445 by Archbishop Alonso Carrillo (which in turn it replaced an earlier one). The aims of the new LRC are to, preserve and

  17. Teaching Gender and Geography in Spain

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    Garcia-Ramon, Maria-Dolors

    2011-01-01

    Since the introduction of gender themes into university teaching in geography in Spain in 1989, significant gains have been made but challenges remain in relation to placing gender into undergraduate curricula and developing teaching resources in local languages. Geographers in Spain have to meet those challenges in the near future in order to…

  18. Francisco de Valderrama, verdadero autor de las mazas del Ayuntamiento de Sevilla

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    Santos Márquez, Antonio Joaquín

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article the author reveals the true creator of the maces of Seville Town Hall, Francisco de Valderrama, a rediscovered silversmith about whom new biographical data is offered. Also included is a detailed study of these civic maces (traditionally attributed erroneously to Francisco de Alfaro, key works of Sevillian Mannerism.

    En este artículo se da a conocer el verdadero autor de las mazas del ayuntamiento de Sevilla, Francisco de Valderrama, orfebre redescubierto del que además aportamos nuevos datos biográficos. Asimismo, hacemos un estudio pormenorizado de estas mazas capitulares, obra clave de la plástica manierista sevillana y que tradicionalmente había sido atribuida erróneamente a Francisco de Alfaro.

  19. Alhambra de Granada. Reales Alcázares de Sevilla. Dibujos.

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    Los dibujos fueron realizados en el primer curso de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla, hacia el mes de mayo del curso 1992-1993, dentro de la asignatura Procedimientos de Expresión, del Departamento de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica por los siguientes alumnos: Delgado Cid, José Luis; Díaz Gutiérrez, José Carlos; Díaz Martin, Alejandro; Díaz Regodón, Inés; Díaz Villagraz, Pedro; Díez Martín, Ana; Diego Otero, Alejandro de; Dios Perabá, Almudena de; Domínguez Álvarez, Aur...

  20. Quality of extra virgin olive oils produced in an emerging olive growing area in north-western Spain.

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    Reboredo-Rodríguez, P; González-Barreiro, C; Cancho-Grande, B; Simal-Gándara, J

    2014-12-01

    Systematic studies of physico-chemical and stability-related properties, and chemical composition, of extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) obtained from drupes cropped in specific regions are of special agricultural interest. This is particularly so with new production areas, where careful selection of the most suitable olive varieties for EVOO production is required. This paper reports the first comprehensive chemical characterisation of EVOOs obtained from three different olive varieties (viz., Picual, Morisca and Manzanilla de Sevilla) grown in a new cultivation area in Galicia (NW Spain). The Morisca variety was that providing the highest industrial oil yield (21%). However, the three types of EVOO exhibited no statistically significant differences in standard quality-related indices other than acidity. Morisca EVOO was that with the lowest content in oleic acid (mean=68%) and highest content in linoleic acid (mean=13%). Also, Morisca EVOO exhibited the highest sterol levels (mean=1,616 mg/kg) and Picual EVOO the lowest (mean=1,160 mg/kg). Picual EVOO contained greater amounts of the phenolic compounds luteolin and pinoresinol than both Morisca and Manzanilla de Sevilla EVOOs. Finally, Manzanilla de Sevilla EVOO exhibited differential attributes, with banana and olive fruit aromatic series prevailing predominantly over bitter-like, pungent-like and leaf series. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. El potencial empresarial en los universitarios de Sevilla desde una perspectiva de género

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    María José RODRÍGUEZ GUTIÉRREZ

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available La participación de la mujeres en la actividad empresarial en Andalucía, aun cuando se ha incrementado de forma progresiva en los últimos años, es todavía escasa. A partir de diversos trabajos sobre la actividad empresarial en Andalucía, se deduce que la débil tasa de emergencia empresarial de la región, considerada una de las razones que explican su atraso económico en comparación con otras regiones españolas y europeas, se podría incrementar estimulando la aparición de mujeres empresarias de calidad, capaces de impulsar a través del tejido empresarial el desarrollo económico de esta región. Desde tal perspectiva, en el presente trabajo se pretende profundizar en el conocimiento del potencial empresarial femenino en la provincia de Sevilla, dado que resultaría de gran utilidad comprender cuales son los principales obstáculos que impiden a las potenciales empresarias de Sevilla emprender una actividad empresarial, y cuales las motivaciones que les inducen a dedicarse a este tipo de ocupación. De esta manera, las instituciones públicas y sociales podrán adaptar mejor sus programas políticos y económicos dirigidos a reforzar el tejido empresarial y fomentar la creación de empresas gestionadas por empresarias eficientes, innovadoras y dinámicas.

  2. Arqueología y rehabilitación en Sevilla. Desarrollo metodológico y práctico

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    Tabales Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Since 1985 the city of Seville lived an extraordinary increasing in the rehabilitation of historical buildings because three main reasons: the celebration of the Universal Exposition at 1992 and the consequent recuperation of old institutions like Covent of Cartuja and San Clemente, the new attributions of the regional government that installed its dependencies on old palaces like Mañara or Altamira; and the impulse of the local urban authorities translated in the recuperation of islamic walls, monasteries. Some of the methodological contributions in Archaeology of Architecture in our country are a derivation of that experience.A partir del año 1985 la ciudad de Sevilla ha conocido un desarrollo extraordinario de la actividad de rehabilitación de edificios históricos debido a tres razones principales: la celebración en el año 1992 de la Exposición Universal y la consiguiente recuperación de viejas instituciones como el Convento de la Cartuja y San Clemente; las nuevas atribuciones de la administración autonómica, que se ha ocupado de palacios como los de Mañara o Altamira; el impulso prestado por el ayuntamiento para la recuperación de las murallas islámicas, monasterios, etc. Como resultado de estas experiencias se ha producido un desarrollo metodológico de la Arqueología de la Arquitectura.

  3. Cold storage of 'Manzanilla de Sevilla' and 'Manzanilla Cacereña' mill olives from super-high density orchards.

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    Morales-Sillero, Ana; Pérez, Ana G; Casanova, Laura; García, José M

    2017-12-15

    The suitability of the cold storage (2°C) of fruit to maintain the quality of 'Manzanilla de Sevilla' and 'Manzanilla Cacereña' intended for virgin olive oil extraction was investigated. This temperature was effective in keeping the best commercial category of oil quality in both manually harvested olives and in mechanically harvested 'Manzanilla Cacereña' fruits for 11days. Mechanical harvesting induced significant decreases in oxidative stability and in the main phenolic compounds contents in the oils during cold storage and, only initially, in the total volatiles, regardless of the cultivar considered. However, the contents of volatile esters, associated to fruity flavor, were always higher in the oils from mechanically harvested fruits. 'Manzanilla de Sevilla' oils exhibited higher total volatiles during fruit cold storage, regardless of the harvesting system used. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. La cimentación del edificio histórico de la Fábrica de Tabacos de la Universidad de Sevilla

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    González García de Velasco, C.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available One of the main works to be developed by the University of Seville in the building of “La Fábrica de Tabacos” restoration, consists of an underground galleries net to pass by installations and other facilitites for the new uses of this historic building. To execute these galleries, we need to know the dimensions and typologies of the building foundations and also the history of its construction, because it could reveal us the possible existence of archaeological remains. This paper investigates, both through the building history and through some specific underground explorations, the knowledge of this building foundations and the real possibilities to carry out these galleries without archaeological incidences. The building sits on a land formerly depressed and later excavated to the full extent of the plant, and whose foundations were executed from below as walls and pillars, and being later all the plant filled to the ground level by providing current soil.

    Una de las principales obras a llevar a cabo en la rehabilitación del edificio de “La Fábrica de Tabacos” de la Universidad de Sevilla, es la ejecución de galerías subterráneas para el tendido de las instalaciones necesarias para sus nuevos usos. Para poder realizar estas galerías se necesita conocer las dimensiones y tipología de las cimentaciones del edificio, lo que nos podría desvelar la posibilidad de existencia de restos arqueológicos en el subsuelo. El objetivo del presente trabajo persigue, tanto a través del estudio de la historia del edificio como mediante prospecciones, conocer la tipología de sus cimentaciones para determinar las posibilidades físicas de ejecutar dichas galerías, y para deducir de ello la posible existencia de restos arqueológicos que pudieran afectar a las futuras obras a desarrollar por la Universidad de Sevilla. De todo ello se deduce que el edificio se asienta sobre un terreno antiguamente deprimido, que fue adem

  5. La formación del profesorado como respuesta a la violencia escolar. La propuesta del modelo Sevilla antiviolencia escolar

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    Rosario del Rey

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El proyecto Sevilla Anti-Violencia Escolar (SAVE en el que hemos venido trabajando el equipo de Investigaciones Psicopedagógicas de la Universidad de Sevilla, ha propuesto un modelo para el abordaje de la formación al servicio del profesorado innovador que articule de forma concreta el principio de coherencia entre lo que se pide al alumnado y lo que piensa y valora el profesorado, sobre el mismo asunto. En este trabajo, presentamos tres aportaciones a las investigaciones realizadas durante los últimos años. Primero, una breve descripción delos elementos básicos del modelo educativo de prevención de la violencia escolar que hemos llevado acabo en el SAVE: educación en emociones, sentimientos y valores, trabajo en grupo cooperativo, gestión democrática de la convivencia, y programas específicos para trabajar con chicos directamente implicados en problemas de maltrato entre iguales. A continuación, defendemos la propuesta de un modelo de formación del profesorado en el propio centro que se ha incluido en este proyecto. Finalmente, mostramos la evaluación de las acciones desarrolladas por los profesores de cinco centros de Sevilla, mediante las percepciones de 910 alumnos sobre su efectividad.

  6. La imagen en prensa del alcalde Fernando de Parias durante la Transición en Sevilla (1975-1977

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    Sandra Méndez Muros

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la imagen en prensa del alcalde de Sevilla Fernando de Parias durante la transición democrática desde noviembre de 1975 a diciembre de 1977. Nuestro objetivo consiste en conocer su responsabilidad para ser considerado un político inadaptado a las circunstancias de la ciudad (emergente sociedad civil, oposición municipal, crisis económica, etc.. Utilizamos como principal fuente de información dos periódicos locales de libre empresa, Abc de Sevilla y El Correo de Andalucía, que nos aportan enfoques diferentes sobre su gestión municipal escasamente estudiada hasta el momento como parte de la Historia reciente de Sevilla. Palabras clave: Transición, democracia, medios de comunicación, ayuntamientos._______________AbstractThis paper analyzes the image of Seville Mayor Fernando de Parias in the press during the democratic transition since November 1975 to December 1977. Our aim is to know his responsibility to be considered an unsuited politician to the circumstances of the city (emergent civil society, municipal opposition, economic crisis, etc.. We use as principal source of information two free enterprise local newspapers, Abc of Seville and El Correo de Andalucía, which contribute theirs different approaches on his municipal management scantily studied up to the moment as part of the recent History of Seville.Keywords: Transition, democracy, mass media, town halls.

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    Elena Grigoryeva

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Universities occupy a special place in the city’s life, the place where centuries-old traditions of the past meet the future. Universities keep their ancestral roots stretching back into the Middle Ages. University rooms and laboratories are the places where the future of science and society is built and discussed.The oldest Siberian University located in Tomsk was included in the City Charter as a city-forming enterprise. Other Siberian cities have not yet come to such deep comprehension of the role of universities. But who can doubt the significance and beneficence of this role?A complex and debatable process of reformation of the Russian higher education has been going on for several decades. Many things are perceived painfully. Irkutsk has been a student city for a long time and ranked second in the percentage of students among citizens. But recently we have lost Irkutsk High Military Aviation Engineering School, nearly lost the MIA High School. Pedagogical University has lost its status of university, and then its independence. Linguistic University has turned into a branch of Moscow University…Besides, external threats still exist and even grow. The lands and the buildings of universities are of keen interest among big businessmen, speculators and developers… Isn’t it the reason why the ideas to evacuate universities to suburban campuses arise increasingly frequently?What is the impact of dislocation of universities out of the city historical center? Does it make the city poorer and older? Or safer and more manageable? As usual, we tried to show the challenge and diversity of the main topic of the issue.

  8. El tribunal tutelar de Sevilla, una alternativa para los menores delincuentes a principios del siglo XX

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    Ana María MONTERO PEDRERA

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de la atención a la infancia delincuente y de todas las instituciones encargadas de su tutela y educación es un asunto poco estudiado en Andalucía y en concreto en Sevilla. Hasta la implantación de los Tribunales para niños en España, el tratamiento de menores delincuentes tomaba el camino del hospicio o el de la cárcel de adultos. Existían escasos centros donde además de acogerlos se les diera educación. Hasta la época de entre siglos no hay una verdadera preocupación por el asunto, tanto en América como en Europa. En España, la protección de menores como empresa pública, organizada y regulada por el Estado, aparece a principios del siglo XX. Se origina en el marco de un movimiento de reforma social a partir de 1900, impulsado decididamente desde el Gobierno por la vía de la legislación social. Todo ello transformaría el Estado liberal-burgués en un Estado social de Derecho. Hubo una creciente concienciación por el tema que se reflejó en los temas de congresos, en publicaciones de libros y artículos. La preocupación se concretó en la Ley de Tribunales Tutelares de menores de 1918, con una jurisdicción especial que impedía su internamiento en prisiones. Para su funcionamiento, eran necesarias las instituciones auxiliares: las casas de observación y las casas tutelares o reformatorios. El retraso en su expansión se debe a que no existía presupuesto para crear todas las infraestructuras en cada provincia. En Sevilla hubo un movimiento intenso a través de la prensa para que se creara, en consonancia con lo que ocurría a nivel nacional. Y a pesar del interés político, tanto de instituciones judiciales, educativas o municipales no se implantó hasta 1930. La prensa será el impulso que necesitaba la ciudad para animar a su creación.

  9. Las plantas vasculares de la Península Ibérica en la obra de Clusio: envíos de semillas de Sevilla a Leiden

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    Menéndez de Luarca, Luis Ramón-Laca

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Before 1575 Carolus Clusius visited Spain and Portugal, in what can be considered the first extensive botanical collection trip for the Iberian Peninsula. He published in 1576 Rariorum aliquot stirpium per Hispanias observatarum historia, mainly based on materials collected during that expedition. The content of this book was later merged with additional information to créate a more comprehensive work dealing with the whole European flora, Rariorum plantarum historiae, published in 1601. An important element in the generation of this second book was the collaboration of Simón de Tovar, from Seville, who contributed with shipments of seeds and bulbs to Clusius. Thanks to Tovar, the number of plants recorded in Rar. stirp. hispan, hist, was increased with some remarkable examples in Rar. pl. hist. It is particularly interesting to note that at that moment American plants were a great novelty and Seville was the gate for the introduction of most of them, i.e. Sprekelia formosissima (L. Herbert [• Amaryllis formosissima L.] or Psidium guajava L. A reconstruction of Clusius itinerary based on the collection localities is given in this paper. A discussion of the correspondence between both botanists, including a critical list of the plants sent to Leiden by Tovar is presented.Carolus Clusius, o sencillamente Clusio, visitó España y Portugal antes de 1575, en lo que puede considerarse la primera herborización sistemática de la Península Ibérica. En 1576 fue publicada en Amberes la obra Rariorum aliquot stirpium per Hispanias observatarum historia, basada fundamentalmente en el material colectado durante este viaje. Esta obra fue refundida posteriormente con información adicional en Rariorum plantarían historiae, publicada en 1601, que trataba de abarcar el conjunto de la flora europea. Un elemento importante en la génesis de esta segunda obra fue la colaboración del sevillano Simón de Tovar, quien contribuyó con envíos de semillas

  10. El converso sevillano Nicolás Martínez de Medina (o de Sevilla), contador mayor de Castilla. Apuntes para una biografía/Nicolás Martínez Medina (or de Sevilla), Sevilian Converso and Chief Accountant of Castile. Notes for a Biography

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    Isabel Montes Romero-Camacho

    2014-01-01

    ...) y que, tras una brillante carrera en Sevilla y en la corte, llegaría a ser contador mayor de Castilla y, por tanto, uno de los personajes más influyentes de su época. PALABRAS CLAVE Conversos, Sevilla, Hacienda Real, Castilla,Trastámara. ABSTRACT After the conquest of Seville in 1248, many Jews and later «Conversos» played a prominent role both in ...

  11. Routing cancer immunology and immunotherapy from the lab to the clinic 4-5 th March 2014, Center for Applied Medical Research and University Clinic, Pamplona, Spain.

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    Aznar, M Ángela; Melero, Ignacio; Quetglas, José I

    2014-07-24

    New approaches to generate effective anticancer responses by either inducing immune responses or inhibiting immunosuppression are under development to improve efficacy in patients. On March 4-5th, 2014, a symposium was held in Pamplona, Spain, to report the new strategies showing preclinical and clinical results regarding translational research efforts on the topic. Participants interacted through oral presentations of 15 speakers and further discussions on topics that included novel therapeutic agents for cancer immunotherapy, viral vectors and interferon-based approaches, experimental tumor imaging and immunostimulatory monoclonal antibodies. Promising agents to target cancer cells and therapeutic approaches that are under translation from bench to patients were presented.

  12. Routing cancer immunology and immunotherapy from the lab to the clinic 4–5 th March 2014, Center for Applied Medical Research and University Clinic, Pamplona, Spain

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    2014-01-01

    New approaches to generate effective anticancer responses by either inducing immune responses or inhibiting immunosuppression are under development to improve efficacy in patients. On March 4-5th, 2014, a symposium was held in Pamplona, Spain, to report the new strategies showing preclinical and clinical results regarding translational research efforts on the topic. Participants interacted through oral presentations of 15 speakers and further discussions on topics that included novel therapeutic agents for cancer immunotherapy, viral vectors and interferon-based approaches, experimental tumor imaging and immunostimulatory monoclonal antibodies. Promising agents to target cancer cells and therapeutic approaches that are under translation from bench to patients were presented. PMID:25060862

  13. Submanifolds weakly associated with graphs

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    Sci. (Math. Sci.) Vol. 119, No. 3, June 2009, pp. 297–318. © Printed in India. Submanifolds weakly associated with graphs. A CARRIAZO, L M FERN ´ANDEZ and A RODRÍGUEZ-HIDALGO. Department of Geometry and Topology, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Sevilla,. Apartado de Correos 1160, 41080-Sevilla, Spain.

  14. [Emigrate or not? How would the next Spanish generation of physicians decide? A study on emigration-related reasons and motivations of advanced medical students in 11 Universities in Spain].

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    Bernardini-Zambrini, Diego; Barengo, Noel; Bardach, Ariel; Hanna, Mina; Núñez, Juan Macias

    2011-05-01

    To explore intentions, motivations and country preferences related with professional emigration in a sample of advanced medical students. Cross sectional and descriptive study. 11 Universities in Spain. A total of 740 students in their two final courses. The survey used a self administered questionnaire asking about plans to emigrate, preferred destination countries and reasons for wishing to work abroad. A total of 740 valid questionnaires were collected, 711 (96%) from Spanish students and 26 (4%) from foreigner students. A preference to move abroad was indicated by 375 (51%) students, the most popular destinations being United Kingdom, USA, Canada and Portugal. The answers were classified using categories from "very important" to "not important". As a "very important" reason, "To work in a better health care system" was chosen by 276 students, "To continue with my medical education and training" by 160, "To work in an environment that allows me to progress" by 269, and "To earn a better salary" by 243 students. The study illustrates various motivational factors which of why medical students wish to move abroad in search of better professional conditions. The use of appropriate interventions could modify these attitudes. This study could be a starting point for exploring and analyzing the conditions of undergraduate medical students in Spain as a key to address the problem of medical emigration. Copyright © 2009 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

  15. Las Tecnologías de la Informacióny la Comunicación y los Indicadores de EvaluaciónUniversitaria en España. The Information Technology & Communication and University Evaluation Indicators in Spain

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    Antonio Cardona Rodríguez

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde todas las instituciones se proclama la importancia de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC en la educación, pero ¿se tiene esto en cuenta a la hora de evaluar las universidades?, ¿se recoge en los indicadores de evaluación? En España, al igual que en el resto de países de su entorno, las universidades están inmersas en un proceso de evaluación institucional. El catálogo de indicadores es parte fundamental del proceso evaluador. En este trabajo hacemos un breve análisis del catálogo de indicadores propuesto por el Consejo de Coordinación Universitaria en relación con su capacidad para medir la incorporación de las TIC en las universidades. Since all institutions are reaffirming the importance of Information Technology and Communication (ICT in education, but did you have this in mind when evaluating universities, Is reflected in the indicators for evaluation In Spain, as in other neighboring countries, universities are undergoing an institutional evaluation process. The catalog of indicators is a fundamental part of the assessment process. This paper is a brief analysis of the catalog of indicators proposed by the University Coordination Council in relation to its ability to measure the incorporation of ICT in universities.

  16. Explicit training in human values and social attitudes of future engineers in Spain : commentary on "preparing to understand and use science in the real world: interdisciplinary study concentrations at the technical University of Darmstadt".

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    Fabregat, Jaime

    2013-12-01

    In Spain before the 1990s there was no clear and explicit comprehensive training for future engineers with regard to social responsibility and social commitment. Following the Spanish university curricular reform, which began in the early 1990s, a number of optional subjects became available to students, concerning science, technology and society (STS), international cooperation, the environment and sustainability. The latest redefinition of the Spanish curriculum in line with the Bologna agreements has reduced the number of non-obligatory subjects, but could lead to improving preparation for social responsibility due to the requirement that the design of curricula and the assessment of students should be based on competencies, some of which include human values and attitudes.

  17. Análisis y evolución de la comunidad ecuatoriana en Sevilla: Integración espacial y socioeconómica

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    Ma. del Pilar Almoguera Sallent

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El proceso inmigratorio en España tiene un carácter explosivo en los últimos años. La ciudad de Sevilla también se ha visto inmersa en este proceso, convirtiéndose en un importante centro de atracción de población extranjera. Dentro de este movimiento, el grupo de ciudadanos ecuatorianos ha sido el pionero y todavía hoy es el mayoritario. En este estudio tratamos de explicar el proceso de llegada e instalación de esta población en la ciudad de Sevilla.

  18. Un viaje por la Provincia de Sevilla a través del Tiempo Geológico

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    Romero Baena, Antonio; Miras Ruiz, Adolfo; Aparicio Fernández, Patricia

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    Uno de los conceptos más difíciles de asimilar en Geología es la relación espacio-tiempo. En este trabajo se proponen una serie de lugares e itinerarios para la observación de materiales y la interpretación de los procesos más significativos que han ocurrido a lo largo de los tiempos geológicos en la provincia de Sevilla. Para ello se han preparado y optimizado itinerarios geológicos para las clases prácticas de campo, dirigidas a alumnos de Grado en Educación Primaria y de ...

  19. Impacto de la Semana Santa de Sevilla en el comercio de la ciudad. Apuntes históricos y actualidad

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    Normalmente, cuando se ha realizado un estudio sobre el impacto económico de la Semana Santa de Sevilla, se tiende a centrar dicho análisis en los días de la semana de pasión y en datos que resulten vistosos, atractivos y un tanto manidos, tales como nivel de ocupación hotelera o puestos de trabajo que genera. Este trabajo pretende analizar el impacto de la Semana Santa desde la perspectiva de los numerosos comercios que viven de esta celebración fundamentalmente, cuyos ingresos están gene...

  20. Estudio microscópico de miel y polen apícola de la provincia de Sevilla

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    Fernández, Inmaculada; Ortiz, Pedro Luis

    1992-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo es poner de manifiesto cuál es la flora de mayor interés apicola en las áreas de sierra de la provincia de Sevilla. Se han estudiado al microscopio óptico veinte muestras de miel y dos de polen procedentes de diversas localidades de la provincia. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto que la principal fuente de miel paraApis mellijfera L. es el néctar de las flores, si bien, a escala local, en Sierra Morena la mielada llega a ser muy valiosa como fuente de miel. C...

  1. Isaías y Jeremías: los profetas de Isidoro de Sevilla en Sentencías

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    Dolores Castro

    2012-01-01

    El texto bíblico representa una parte fundamental de las Sentencias de Isidoro de Sevilla. En efecto, esta obra escrita en torno al año 633, despliega una gran cantidad de citas bíblicas tanto del Antiguo como del Nuevo Testamento. A pesar de advertirse allí un conjunto variado de referencias, algunos libros, pasajes o episodios bíblicos son mencionados con mayor frecuencia que otros. Tal es el caso de la literatura profética, en especial de los Libros de Isaías y Jeremías. Este artículo se c...

  2. Estudio sobre tuberculosis en un distrito sanitario de Sevilla: Situación y alternativas de mejora en el control

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    Limón Mora Juan

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La situación actual en nuestro entorno (Distrito, Sevilla, Andalucía, España, donde no es raro observar incidencias anuales de TBC por encima de 30 casos nuevos por 100.000 habitantes, señala que el problema no está próximo, a ser erradicado. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo describir los patrones clínicos y de salud pública de presentación de la tuberculosis en el ámbito del Distrito Sanitario «Sevilla Este-Sur». Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de los casos de tuberculosis declarados (características personales, lugar, tiempo, tipo de enfermedad, factores de riesgos durante el periodo 1992- 2000 en el distrito sanitario «Sevilla Este-Sur», situado en la ciudad de Sevilla y con algunos núcleos rurales. Se calculan la distribución porcentual de casos para los distintos factores estudiados y las tasas de incidencia en variables de interés (sexo, grupos edad, áreas geográficas. Resultados: Se ha estimado una incidencia media anual de 19,4 casos / 100.000 habitantes. Existen diferencias en la incidencia por sexo (RR=2,1, por grupos de edad (incidencia anual por encima de 24 casos /100.000 habitantes en los niños de 0-4 y adultos 25-39 años de edad y zona geográfica. Se observa la frecuencia de recidivas y repeticiones de tratamientos, así como carencias en la realización o comunicación de los estudios de familiares y contactos, observándose problemas de mal cumplimiento terapéutico y deficiencias de control en el entorno de los pacientes. Conclusiones: El análisis de la situación en un distrito sanitario como el que se describe (alrededor de 610.000 habitantes en la actualidad durante nueve años de seguimiento y con 1.065 casos declarados, puede orientar sobre una situación más general en nuestro entorno, posibilitando comparaciones con otros estudios. Se observa una tendencia descendente de la incidencia desde 1997. Se señalan algunas medidas organizativas a tener en cuenta para el control de la infección.

  3. ESTUDIO SOBRE TUBERCULOSIS EN UN DISTRITO SANITARIO DE SEVILLA. SITUACIÓN Y ALTERNATIVAS DE MEJORA EN EL CONTROL

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    Juan Limón Mora

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La situación actual en nuestro entorno (Distrito, Sevilla, Andalucía, España, donde no es raro observar incidencias anuales de TBC por encima de 30 casos nuevos por 100.000 habitantes, señala que el problema no está próximo, a ser erradicado. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo describir los patrones clínicos y de salud pública de presentación de la tuberculosis en el ámbito del Distrito Sanitario «Sevilla Este-Sur». Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de los casos de tuberculosis declarados (características personales, lugar, tiempo, tipo de enfermedad, factores de riesgos durante el periodo 1992- 2000 en el distrito sanitario «Sevilla Este-Sur», situado en la ciudad de Sevilla y con algunos núcleos rurales. Se calculan la distribución porcentual de casos para los distintos factores estudiados y las tasas de incidencia en variables de interés (sexo, grupos edad, áreas geográficas. Resultados: Se ha estimado una incidencia media anual de 19,4 casos / 100.000 habitantes. Existen diferencias en la incidencia por sexo (RR=2,1, por grupos de edad (incidencia anual por encima de 24 casos /100.000 habitantes en los niños de 0-4 y adultos 25-39 años de edad y zona geográfica. Se observa la frecuencia de recidivas y repeticiones de tratamientos, así como carencias en la realización o comunicación de los estudios de familiares y contactos, observándose problemas de mal cumplimiento terapéutico y deficiencias de control en el entorno de los pacientes. Conclusiones: El análisis de la situación en un distrito sanitario como el que se describe (alrededor de 610.000 habitantes en la actualidad durante nueve años de seguimiento y con 1.065 casos declarados, puede orientar sobre una situación más general en nuestro entorno, posibilitando comparaciones con otros estudios. Se observa una tendencia descendente de la incidencia desde 1997. Se señalan algunas medidas organizativas a tener en cuenta para el control de la infección.

  4. Promoción de Salud en atención a estudiantes con discapacidad en la Universidad de Sevilla

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    Lozano-Cantos, L.; De-Lemus-Vara, M.; López-Jiménez, A.M.

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    Introducción: La Universidad de Sevilla (US) tiene como compromiso la atención a estudiantes con discapacidad, trabajo que lleva desempeñando desde hace casi dos décadas. En 2008 crea formalmente la Unidad de Atención a estudiantes con discapacidad, servicio que ha ido creciendo y madurando con el objetivo de dar respuestas eficaces a las necesidades de este colectivo en pro de una real igualdad de oportunidades, apostando por una mejora en su Salud y Bienestar. Material y método: Diferentes ...

  5. Origin and history of chondrite regolith, fragmental and impact-melt breccias from Spain

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    Casanova, I.; Keil, K.; Wieler, R.; San Miguel, A.; King, E. A.

    1990-06-01

    Six ordinary chondrite breccias from the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid (Spain), are described and classified as follows: the solar gas-rich regolith breccia Oviedo (H5); the premetamorphic fragmental breccias Cabezo de Mayo (type 6, L-LL), and Sevilla (LL4); the fragmental breccias Canellas (H4) and Gerona (H5); and the impact melt breccia, Madrid (L6). It is confirmed that chondrites with typical light-dark structures and petrographic properties typical of regolith breccias may (Oviedo) or may not (Canellas) be solar gas-rich. Cabezo de Mayo and Sevilla show convincing evidence that they were assembled prior to peak metamorphism and were equilibrated during subsequent reheating. Compositions of olivine and low-Ca pyroxene in host chondrite and breccia clasts in Cabezo de Mayo are transitional between groups L and LL. It is suggested, based on mineralogic and oxygen isotopic compositions of host and clasts, that the rock formed on the L parent body by mixing, prior to peak metamorphism. This was followed by partial equilibrium of two different materials: the indigenous L chondrite host and exotic LL melt rock clasts.

  6. Technical Note: Alterations in the stone masonry of the Capitol Room of Sevilla City Hall

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    García Navarro, J.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The main aim of this work has been to determine the causes of stone loss (small particles and one larger piece and mortar loss in the coffered vault of the Capitol Room in the City Hall of Seville. The analyses and assays carried out during the course of this research have revealed that this masonry comprises a covering of oil paints over mortar-stucco of calcite, quartz, gypsum,and lead white with linseed oil when the walls were not covered. In addition, it was confirmed that the installation of air-conditioning caused a change in the humidity and temperature in the vault, aggravated by the elimination of the cross-ventilation that the structure had since it was built. The combination of these two circumstances likely triggered the pathology in the masonry.Este trabajo ha tenido como objetivo principal determinarlas causas que han originado desprendimientos de partículas y un fragmento importante de las piedras y del mortero que conforman la bóveda-artesonado de la Sala Capitular del Ayuntamiento de Sevilla. Los diferentes análisis y ensayos realizados evidencian que estas fábricas tienen un revestimiento realizado a base de pinturas al óleo sobre estuco-mortero de calcita, cuarzo, yeso y presencia de blanco de plomo con impregnación de aceite de linaza, en tanto que las fábricas de los muros no tienen revestimiento alguno. Igualmente se ha constatado el cambio de la humedad-temperatura ambiental en la bóveda, generado por la implantación de aire acondicionado y la eliminación de la ventilación cruzada natural que tenía desde su construcción. La conjunción de ambas acciones parece ser el desencadenante de las anomalías reseñadas.

  7. Universe

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

  8. Universe

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

  9. Determinación del límite Mioceno-Plioceno y reconocimiento del Plioceno Inferior en Tomares (Sevilla

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    1988-08-01

    Full Text Available Planktonic foraminifera from 53 samples coming from Tomares (El Aljarafe, Sevilla were investigated, allowing the identification of three biozones: GloborotaJúl margaritse-Globoquadrina dehiscens Zone, Globorotalia puncticuJats s.l. Zone and Globorotalia crassaiormis Zone. The first one is assigned to the Upper Messinian and otbers to tbe Zanclian. The first evolutionary appearance of Globorotalia puncticulata sphericomiozea is virtually syncbronous with the extinction of Globoquadrina debiscens and the last event may serve as useful criteria in determining the position of the Miocene-Pliocene boundary.El estudio de los foraminíferos planctónicos contenidos en 53 muestras recogidas en Tomares (región de El Aljarafe, Sevilla, ha permitido reconocer tres biozonas: zona de Globorotalia margaritse-Globoquadrina debiscens, zona de Globorotalia puncticulata s.l. y zona de Globorotalia crassaformis. La primera biozona citada se asigna al Messinense superior y las restantes al Zanclense. La primera aparición de Globorotalia sphericomiozea coincide en estos materiales con la extinción de Globoquadrina debiscens. Este último dato ha sido utilizado en el presente trabajo para marcar el límite Mioceno-Plioceno.

  10. La prensa republicana de Sevilla ante las elecciones del 12 de abril de 1931: el semanario Crítica

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    Lic. Concha Langa Nuño

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Análisis histórico de la victoria electoral de los republicanos-socialistas, a través del semanario político Crítica. El 9 de abril nace Crítica, declarándose por la libertad civil contra todo despotismo y en clara defensa de la República. Periódico caracterizado por su alta calidad de composición y sus grandes titulares, estaba dividido en dos parcelas: una política y otra dedicada a la cultura. Mediante el estudio de los artículos publicados en este semanario de crítica y opinión se ofrece una visión de la ciudad de Sevilla y de España, envueltas por la incertidumbre. Los articulistas son importantes personajes, como Antonio Núñez de Herrera, Diego Martínez Barrio o Antonio León. En opinión de la autora, Crítica se encuentra cercano al partido Republicano Radical en Sevilla. Considera que fue uno de los más fallidos intentos de organizar una cobertura de los hombres de Martínez Barrios en la capital.

  11. Isaías y Jeremías: los profetas de Isidoro de Sevilla en Sentencías

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    Dolores Castro

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El texto bíblico representa una parte fundamental de las Sentencias de Isidoro de Sevilla. En efecto, esta obra escrita en torno al año 633, despliega una gran cantidad de citas bíblicas tanto del Antiguo como del Nuevo Testamento. A pesar de advertirse allí un conjunto variado de referencias, algunos libros, pasajes o episodios bíblicos son mencionados con mayor frecuencia que otros. Tal es el caso de la literatura profética, en especial de los Libros de Isaías y Jeremías. Este artículo se centrará principalmente en el análisis de aquellos profetas: cómo sus voces fueron empleadas e introducidas dentro de la obra de Isidoro. El principal objetivo será analizar la relación entre el mensaje profético y las razones que llevaron a Isidoro a otorgarles a Isaías y a Jeremías, una posición predominante en Sentencias. Durante el siglo VII, el contexto político y religioso hizo visible la cuestión de la unidad del reino. En este escenario, el mensaje profético permitió a Isidoro de Sevilla comunicar sus propias preocupaciones acerca de interrogantes como la desobediencia, el Juicio Final y la organización de la Iglesia.

  12. Study of the heavy metals speciation in the atmospheric suspended particles in Sevilla (Spain); Estudio de la especiacion de metales pesados en la materia particulada atmosferica de la ciudad de Sevilla

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    Ternero Rodriguez, M.; Sequeiros Madueno, L.; Jimenez Sanchez, C.; Barragan de la Rosa, J.; Bello Lopez, M.; Fernandez Espinosa, A.J.; Perez Bernal, J.L. [Facultad de Quimica, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

    1997-06-01

    This work develops analytical methods for the heavy metals speciation in the atmospheric suspended particles. In base to these methods, we study the atmospheric contamination of the city of Seville, determining the metals Al, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb. We also study the effects of metallic species in the alteration processes on rocks material, in base to the SO{sub 2}/SO{sub 4}{sup {minus}{minus}}. The project develops in two years: in the first, we develop the methods of chemistry speciation based on the extraction with different reagents and the methods of physical speciation based on the particle size distribution with cascade impactors. Also, we develop the methodology for the environmental simulation of alteration processes, in base to the heterogeneous catalysis, by metallic ions, of the SO{sub 2} on the surface of the stone. In the second year we apply the methods of speciation to the study of the contamination by heavy metals in the city of Seville. This part divides in two phases: a first of the preliminary study in the city in order to identify the different polluting focuses, and a secondary of study of the contamination produced by punctual sources, in the more polluted points of the city. On the other hand, the study of the alteration processes of rock materials has centred on materials employees in monuments of the city and on application of the catalyzers found in the particulate matter of the true environment of the materials. (Author)

  13. Los donativos de la ciudad de Sevilla durante el reinado de Carlos II

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    Manuel Escalona Jiménez

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available La petición de cantidades extraordinarias de dinero bajo la denominación de donativos, para atender a los gatos derivados sobre todo del mantenimiento de las tropas durante las campañas militares y el abastecimiento de la Armada, fue una costumbre puesta en práctica a partir del reinado de Felipe II y continuada por sus sucesores. En el reinado de Carlos II se quiso suavizar la presión fiscal, eliminando las peticiones extraordinarias de dinero. Pero cuando surgían los conflictos bélicos el único recurso posible era el donativo, pues el resto de las cantidades recaudadas estaban ya empeñadas en otros menesteres. La ciudad de Sevilla, que se había caracterizado por la generosidad de los donativos ofrecidos al rey, no disponía ya durante la época de Carlos II del poder económico de antaño y tenía grandes dificultades para recaudar las cantidades ofrecidas y hacer frente al mismo tiempo a los donativos del reinado anterior aún pendientes, ya que los arbitrios que se imponían no daban el fruto apetecido. Por lo tanto, al final del siglo xvii no quedó otra solución que la de limitar al máximo esta forma de contribución extraordinaria a la Monarquía.The request for an extra amount of money, called donativo, in order to meet the expenses originated by the maintenance of troops during military campaigns and the suppiying of the Navy, was a practice held from Philipp ITs reign and continued by his sucessors. In Charles II's reign, a lessening of tax pression was intended, by means of removing the requests of extra money. But, in the occasion of war conflicts, the only possible resources were the donativos, because the other taxes had been already used for other needs. Seville, which would stand out for the generosity of its donativos, had not the same economic power as in past times, and was in great trouble to collect the money for the new and the oíd financial help granted to the king, because the taxes did not produce the

  14. Pabellón del club náutico de Sevilla

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    de la Peña Neila, Antonio

    1963-03-01

    Full Text Available This lightweight pavillion is a provisional design, until the permanent Social Headquarters of the Nautical Club of Seville is built. Its plan layout is L shaped, and it faces south and west, so that its main frontage has maximum sunshine during the colder months. As it was anticipated that this building should have multiple uses, so that it could serve as dining room, meeting, and lecture hall, etc., it was decided to suspend from the ceiling a kind of reed woven curtains, which due to their lightness and flexibility, make it easy to subdivide in various ways the building, according to particular requirements. An ondulated canopy and screens, which gyrate about a vertical axis, have been fitted on the outside. These are covered with cane material. Inside, the walls are white, except for a number of lines made with tiles. There is also a picture, and a stand with the sporting trophies; this being the only ornamentation. The furniture is mostly made of cloth and cane, and a number of plants is also distributed about the building, thereby contributing to create a «winter garden» atmosphere, which is highly compatible with the general layout.Este pabellón Iigero se ha construido, como solución de emergencia, basta edificar el Local Social definitivo del Club Nautico de Sevilla, Su planta en forma de ángulo y la orientación sur y oeste de las «fachadas principales» aseguran el aprovechamiento al máximo del soleamiento en los meses fríos. Como se pensó que este local tuviera múltiples utilizaciones —sirviendo de comedor, local de reunión, banquetes, conferencias, etc.— se han empleado unas esterillas de junco, colgadas del techo, que, dada su ligereza y movilidad, permiten efectuar las subdivisiones y variaciones oportunas con un esfuerzo mínimo. Exteriormente existen una visera ondulada y unas pantallas giratorias, en sentido vertical, cubiertas de cañas, e, interiormente, las paredes blancas interrumpidas por unas líneas de cer

  15. Pabellón de Gran Bretaña en la Expo-92 de Sevilla

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    Full Text Available This article contains the description of the composition and functioning of the glazed façade of the British pavilion in the EXPO'92 World Fair in Seville. A panel of 70x 18 m serves as a base for a large waterfall which will soothe the heat of Seville. The dimensions of the glass pieces are 2.5x1.8 m and they are 12 mm thick with a small spotted weft occupying 20% of the surface. The structural silicone is the only unifying element used. The hanging structure, to which the panels are tied, is reticulate and is composed of: Vertical ties of 8 mm of diameter, horizontal aluminium profiles, bracing pieces made of stainless stell and fitting pieces in the upper part. Another prominent feature of this façade is the integration of the whole system of pipework and tubes necessary for the functioning of the waterfall.

    Se exponen en estas páginas la composición y funcionamiento de la fachada acristalada del pabellón de Gran Bretaña en la EXPO'92 de Sevilla. Un gran paño de 70 x 18 m que sirve de base para una gran cascada de agua, que temple el calor sevillano. Las piezas de vidrio son de 2,5 x 1,8 m de tamaño, con un espesor de 12 mm y una pequeña trama de puntos en su superficie del 20%. Se utiliza la siIicona estructural como su único elemento de unión. La estructura colgante, a la que se anclan los paneles, es reticular y se compone de: Tirantes verticales de 8 mm de diámetro, perfiles horizontales de aluminio, las piezas de anclaje en acero inoxidable y las de ajuste en la parte superior. También se destaca en esta fachada la integración de todo el sistema de tuberías y conductos necesarios para el funcionamiento de la cascada.

  16. The Need of Education in Respect for Animals (ERA) as a Subject of the Social Education Degree at the University: An Overview Focused on Spain

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    Barona, Eduardo; Carrió, Elena

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    Purpose: This article highlights serious educational gaps related with the respect for animals. We propose to include a new independent subject, named Education in Respect for Animals (ERA), within the curriculum of the Social Education Degree at the university level. Method: This study is based on previous educative experiences and a review of…

  17. Experiencias sociales y educativas en los procesos de participación con niñas y niños jóvenes en la ciudad de Sevilla entre los años 2005/2008.

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    Ruiz Morales, Jorge

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    Este trabajo de investigación social y educativa surge de las experiencias profesionales y personales vividas por el investigador en relación con los procesos de dinamización y participación con niños/as, chavales/as y jóvenes de la Ciudad de Sevilla, en el contexto de los Presupuestos Participativos, en el CEIP Adriano como estudio de caso, y en los procesos que se vivieron en Pino Montano. Este trabajo goza de actualidad con la puesta en marcha en Sevilla del proyecto “Sevilla Ciudad Amiga ...

  18. Central corneal thickness, intraocular pressure, and degree of myopia in an adult myopic population aged 20 to 40 years in southeast Spain: determination and relationships

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    Full Text Available Manuel Garcia-Medina1, Jose Javier Garcia-Medina2,3, Pablo Garrido-Fernandez1, Jose Galvan-Espinosa1, Jesus Martin-Molina1, Carlos Garcia-Maturana4, Sergio Perez-Pardo1, Maria Dolores Pinazo-Duran3 1Department of Ophthalmology, Torrecardenas Hospital, Almeria, Spain; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Huercal Overa Hospital, Almeria, Spain; 3Ophthalmology Research Unit “Santiago Grisolia”, University Hospital Doctor Peset, Valencia, Spain; 4University of Sevilla, SpainObjective: To determine the values of, and study the relationships among, central corneal thickness (CCT, intraocular pressure (IOP, and degree of myopia (DM in an adult myopic population aged 20 to 40 years in Almeria (southeast Spain. To our knowledge this is first study of this kind in this region.Methods: An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study was done in which a sample of 310 myopic patients (620 eyes aged 20 to 40 years was selected by gender- and age-stratified sampling, which was proportionally fixed to the size of the population strata for which a 20% prevalence of myopia, 5% epsilon, and a 95% confidence interval were hypothesized. We studied IOP, CCT, and DM and their relationships by calculating the mean, standard deviation, 95% confidence interval for the mean, median, Fisher’s asymmetry coefficient, range (maximum, minimum, and the Brown-Forsythe’s robust test for each variable (IOP, CCT, and DM.Results: In the adult myopic population of Almeria aged 20 to 40 years (mean of 29.8, the mean overall CCT was 550.12 µm. The corneas of men were thicker than those of women (P = 0.014. CCT was stable as no significant differences were seen in the 20- to 40-year-old subjects’ CCT values. The mean overall IOP was 13.60 mmHg. Men had a higher IOP than women (P = 0.002. Subjects over 30 years (13.83 had a higher IOP than those under 30 (13.38 (P = 0.04. The mean overall DM was -4.18 diopters. Men had less myopia than women (P < 0.001. Myopia was stable in the

  19. Índices de precios de tres ciudades españolas, 1680-1800: Palencia, Madrid y Sevilla

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    Enrique Llopis Agelán

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan y analizan los índices del costo de la vida de tres ciudades españolas, Palencia, Madrid y Sevilla, que cubren el periodo 1680-1800. Las contabilidades de diversos hospitales, colegios e instituciones benéficas han constituido la fuente principal para la elaboración de los referidos índices. En las tres urbes objeto de estudio los precios se comportaron de una manera bastante similar: todos los índices comparten tendencia y ciclo común y presentan un grado significativo de relación lineal entre sus tasas logarítmicas de variación. Sin embargo, también se observan diferencias significativas en los movimientos a corto y largo plazos de los precios: por un lado, las tensiones inflacionistas de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII fueron más intensas en Palencia y en Sevilla que en la capital de la monarquía hispánica; por otro lado, en Madrid las fluctuaciones interanuales del costo de la vida fueron menos violentas que en Palencia y Sevilla. A nuestro juicio, hay evidencias que apuntan a que la singularidad de Madrid obedeció, ante todo, a la mayor cantidad de recursos que las instituciones públicas dedicaron en dicha urbe a la protección de los consumidores.In this article we present and analyze new cost of living indexes for three relevant Spanish urban centers that cover from 1680 to 1800. The accounts of several hospital, schools and charitable institutions have been used as main sources to construct these indexes. The three indexes behave in a fairly similar way. They share common trends and cycles and show a significant linear relationship among their logarithmic rates of variation. Nonetheless, some substantial differences in the short and the long term movement of prices may be observed as well. On the one hand, inflationary tensions in the second half of the eighteenth century were more intense in Palencia and Seville than in Madrid. On the other hand, yearly fluctuations in the cost of living

  20. The European University Landscape

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    Daraio, Cinzia; Bonaccorsi, Andrea; Geuna, Aldo

    2011-01-01

    This paper provides a new and systematic characterization of 488 universities, from 11 European countries: Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and UK. Using micro indicators built on the integrated Aquameth database, we characterize the Euro...

  1. Energy saving plan: use of solar energy in the university of Valencia (Spain); Uso de la energia solar en la universidad de Valencia (Espana) para ahorrar energia electrica

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    Gomez Gomez Amo, J.L.; Tena, F.; Martinez Lozano, J.A.; Utrillas, M.P. [Grupo de Radiacion Solar, Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

    2005-07-15

    The University of Valencia financed a pilot project that would study the installation's feasibility of a generating station with photovoltaic energy, solar type, in order to replace or complement conventional sources of energy. This paper presents some of the preliminary results of the study's application in an University building, along with the analysis of the initial situation and the proposals for the handling of reactive energy and the outer and inner lighting as solutions for energy saving. This experimental project entitled Study of the Energy Saving Strategies and the Viability of Installing Solar Energy equipment in the Buildings of the University of Valencia throws preliminary data specifying the amount of investment necessary to obtain real annual benefits, as well as the recovery time of the investment and the beneficial ecological impact in quantitative terms of a measurable CO{sub 2} reduction. [Spanish] La Universidad de Valencia financio un proyecto piloto que estudiaria la factibilidad de instalacion de una estacion generadora de energia fotovoltaica de tipo solar para sustituir o complementar fuentes convencionales de energia. Este trabajo presenta algunos de los resultados preliminares de la aplicacion del estudio en un edificio de la Universidad junto con el analisis de la situacion inicial y las propuestas del manejo de energia reactiva, de iluminacion exterior e interior como soluciones para el ahorro de energia. Este proyecto experimental titulado Estudio de las estrategias del ahorro de la energia y de la viabilidad de instalar energia solar en los edificios de la Universidad de Valencia arroja datos preliminares que especifican el monto de la inversion necesaria para obtener beneficios anuales reales, asi como el tiempo de recuperacion de la inversion y el impacto ecologico benefico en terminos cuantitativos de una reduccion cuantificable de CO{sub 2}.

  2. World Support Base: Spain

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    Organization and Structure The company has one manufacturing faci 11ty located in Vitoria , Spain. The company has over 12,000 square meters of... Vitoria and Burgos located in north central Spain. There are five manufacturing sites, three in the Vitoria and two in Burgos, with a total of 1,524,000...Galdacano (Viscaya),Spain. PLANT NAME/SITE MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY o Forja Y Extrusiones ( Vitoria ) Metal parts for bombs o Explosive’s AI

  3. Las mujeres inmigrantes en Sevilla: salud y condiciones de trabajo. Una revisión desde la medicina social

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    MARÍA J. RÍO BENITO

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La mayor parte de las mujeres inmigrantes que viven en Sevilla trabajan en el servicio doméstico. Sus quejas en los servicios de urgencias y de atención primaria, según la impresión de los profesionales sanitarios, van más allá de los síndromes y encierran toda su historia. La atención directa a estas mujeres en los servicios sociales y sanitarios, así como la gestión a medio-largo plazo de los servicios para el futuro, necesitan de una mirada integradora que contemple los movimientos migratorios, las nuevas relaciones laborales en la era de la globalización, las relaciones salud-género y la cultura, que lo atraviesa todo. Una mirada del profesional que intente comprender con la finalidad de reducir las desigualdades en salud evitables.

  4. Jerónimo Sánchez Coello: un discípulo de Tiziano en Sevilla

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    Malo Lara, Lina

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the authors present unpublished documents relating to the life and work of the painter Jerónimo Sánchez Coello, brother of the famous court painter to Philip II, Alonso, during his residence in Seville toward the end of the 16th century, following his artistic training in Titian’s workshop.Presentamos en este artículo noticias inéditas sobre la vida y la obra del pintor Jerónimo Sánchez Coello, hermano del afamado pintor de cámara del rey Felipe II, Alonso, durante su estancia en Sevilla a finales del siglo XVI, tras su formación en el taller de Tiziano.

  5. El consulado genovés de Sevilla (siglos XIII-XV. Aspectos jurisdiccionales, comerciales y fiscales

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    José Damián GONZÁLEZ ARCE

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza el funcionamiento del consulado genovés de Sevilla, entre los siglos XIII y XV, a partir de los privilegios concedidos por los reyes castellanos y otros documentos donde se contienen noticias sobre la actividad de estos italianos. En primer lugar, se estudian las competencias jurisdiccionales de dicho consulado y las facultades judiciales de sus cónsules. Luego son descritas las actividades mercantiles de la colonia ligur en el marco del consulado, así como otros aspectos ligados al comercio, como seguros y transportes. Y, finalmente, las exacciones fiscales a las que fueron sometidas esta colonia y las mercancías con las que traficó.

  6. Empresarios y políticos en la Sevilla de la Restauración : la familia Ybarra

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    María Sierra Alonso

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    Full Text Available Esta comunicación resume parte del trabajo de investigación que estamos realizando como tesis doctoral, dedicado al estudio de la clase política conservadora sevillana de la Restauración. Podemos ofrecer ya un primer adelanto, que en forma de Tesina y con el mismo título que el que encabeza estas páginas, presentamos en la Universidad de Sevilla en julio de 1989. Este trabajo, cuyas conclusiones iniciales proporcionamos, está centrado en el estudio de unos miembros característicos de la clase dirigente provincial, los Ybarra, líderes durante veinticinco años del Partido Conservador sevillano.

  7. Caracterización y tecnología de materiales cerámicos romanos de los ss. I a III d.c procedentes del Hospital de las Cinco Llagas de Sevilla

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    Polvorinos del Río, A. J.

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is the archaeometric characterization of the ceramics found in the archaeological excavations carried out in the Hospital de las Cinco Llagas (Seville, Spain. During the Roman occupation period of the area, three main types of amphorae -for wine, oil and fish sauces - have been distinguished, dated from the first to the third centuries AD. The selection of samples made for this study is intended as a wide representation of the dispersion in time, space and typology of the materials excavated. Three of the fourteen samples studied here were probably imported from Lusitania and the region of Campania in southern Italy. Two other amphorae groups have been distinguished, one of them produced locally and the other from a location probably close to the coast (although this has not been established with security. The mineralogy of the clays used at both sites has calcite and a very similar structure; oxidant atmospheres have been applied in all cases, and the firing temperatures of the ceramics dated from the first century AD are higher than those of the third century AD amphorae. Correlation structure analysis of the chemical composition variables and temper granulometry analysis suggests that legivation and/or decantation of clays have been used to prepare the ceramic paste of the pottery Q-II, while clay mixing or temper added to clay seems to have been used in the Q-I pottery located in the Hospital de las Cinco Llagas, of Seville (Spain.

    El objeto de este trabajo es la caracterización arqueométrica de las cerámicas encontradas a raíz de las excavaciones arqueológicas realizadas en el Hospital de las Cinco Llagas (Sevilla. Durante el periodo de ocupación romana de la zona se han distinguido tres tipos de cerámicas, procedentes de ánforas vinarias, oleicas y de salazón adscritas a los ss. I y III d.C. Las 14 cerámicas seleccionadas para su estudio representan adecuadamente la diversidad espacio-temporal y tipol

  8. Direct Health Care Costs of Diabetic Patients in Spain

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    Juan Oliva; Félix Lobo; Begoña Molina; Susana Monereo

    2004-01-01

    ... , Begoña Molina , MD 2 3 and Susana Monereo , MD 2 3 1 Department of Economics, University Carlos III de Madrid, Getafe, Madrid, Spain 2 Seminario de Estudios Sociales de la Salud y los Medicamentos (SESAM...

  9. Labour perspectives of engineering degrees in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA): a case of study in the University of Cordoba (Spain)

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    Taguas, E. V.; Redel, M. D.; Pérez, R.; Peña, A.

    2009-04-01

    The Bologna process is reaching its final stages and is causing controversy among students. The adaptation of European universities to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) entails not only the modification of curricular programmes and the nomenclature and duration of degrees, but also the incorporation of new teaching strategies aimed at ensuring that students acquire transversal skills and aptitudes and at increasing student participation in the teaching-learning process. A number of surveys have been carried out during the last few courses among students doing degrees in engineering (Industrial Engineering, Agronomy Engineering and Forestry Engineering). These surveys include questions on their knowledge of Bologna process, its advantages and drawbacks, their opinion about optional masters or doctorate degrees, what perspectives their degrees have on the labour market and suggestions for improvement. Although the different degrees showed notable differences, the content of EHEA is well-known by less than 30% of students, while 40% of them state they know about their perspectives on the labour market. The main advantages of EHEA were related to the improvement of practical knowledge in the subjects, the recognition of degrees in Europe and wider working opportunities. The main drawbacks pointed out were worse and shorter training periods, higher costs and fiercer competition between different degrees. In addition, they suggested that the new degrees are better adjusted to the demands of the labour market. 60% and 40% of them, respectively, approved of Masters degrees and PhDs. These features should be taken into account to organize and improve the contents of the degrees as well as to involve the students in the future of University education.

  10. El deporte en la ciudad de Sevilla durante el siglo XV=Sports in Seville during the XVth century

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    Gonzalo Ramírez Macías

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación tiene como finalidad fundamental conocer y caracterizar los deportes que eran practicados durante el siglo XV en la ciudad de Sevilla, una de las capitales castellanas que más prosperidad experimentó en esa centuria. La primera parte de este estudio está dedicada a justificar y fundamentar la investigación, en la segunda parte se expone la metodología de investigación propuesta, la cual tiene un carácter novedoso dentro de la historia del deporte. En tercer lugar se presentan y analizan los resultados obtenidos en el estudio, que indican que los deportes practicados durante el siglo XV en la ciudad de Sevilla eran: juego de cañas, correr la sortija, correr monte, justas, torneos, carreras pedestres, carreras a caballo y correr toros. Finalmente se exponen las conclusiones de la investigación las cuales se fundamentan en los resultados de la misma y en las aportaciones de otros estudios anteriores.--------------------------------------------------------------------------The main purpose of this research is to know and characterize the sports practised during the XVth century in Seville, one of the most prosperous Castilian capitals at that time. The first part of this research is devoted to its justification and basis, whereas the second part puts forward the research methodology suggested, which has a new nature within the history of Sports. Thirdly, the results obtained in the research are presented and analysed, what points out that the sports practised during the XVth Century in Seville were: cane games,*correr la sortija, **correr monte, jousts, tournaments, races, horse races and bull races. Finally, the research conclusions are expounded, which are based on its results and on other contributions from previous researches.*Correr la sortija: A game in which two players riding horses had to catch a ring with a spear.**Correr monte: to hunt

  11. Unruly Plebeians and the Forzado System: Convict Transportation between New Spain and the Philippines during the Seventeenth Century

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    Full Text Available This article examines the phenomenon of convict transportation between Mexico and the Philippines during the 17th century. Utilising sources located within the Archivo General de la Nación (México and the Archivo General de Indias (Sevilla, I argue that was this convict transportation both helped the Spanish extend their power within the Pacific and functioned as a criminal justice measure in response to the emergence of an unruly and disobedient plebeian underclass in the cities and along the highways of New Spain.Este artículo examina el fenómeno del transporte de soldados forzados entre México y las Filipinas durante el siglo XVII. Utilizando fuentes del Archivo General de la Nación (México y del Archivo General de Indias (Sevilla, sostengo que este tipo de transporte forzado ayudó a los españoles a ampliar su poder en el Pacífico. Así mismo, actuó como una medida de justicia penal en respuesta a la aparición de plebeyos rebeldes y desobedientes dentro las ciudades y en las carreteras de la Nueva España.

  12. Inicios del Hockey patines en Sevilla. El Patín Claret en la década de los 70 del siglo XX = Beginnings of Roller Hockey in Seville. Claret Skate in the Decade of the Twenthieh Century 70

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    Full Text Available En el siguiente artículo, se trata de presentar una de las páginas más importantes de la historia del Hockey Patines en Andalucía y más concretamente en la ciudad de Sevilla. Un deporte prácticamente copado desde sus inicios por equipos catalanes y cuya implantación en el resto del país ha sido muy complicada, siendo aún hoy en día muy escasa por toda España, salvo en regiones muy localizadas como Cataluña, Madrid, o Galicia. Estos que ahora presentamos son parte de los orígenes de este deporte en la capital andaluza, de los cuales nacería, para sorpresa de muchos, un equipo que alcanzaría importantes hitos en la División de Honor Nacional de este deporte.---------------------------------------------------------------------In the next article, we try to present one of the most important papers of the roller hockey history in Andalucía, concretely in Seville. This sport has been surrounded from its beginning by teams from Cataluña, while the establishment in the rest of the country has been very difficult, being still today quite scarce all over Spain, except in some regions such as Cataluña, Madrid or Galicia. We will try to show you the origin of this sport in the capital of Andalucía, from where was born, surprising everybody, a team wich achieved great landmark in the Pride National Division of this sport.

  13. Experience of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for Hemophilia at the University Hospital Virgen Del Rocío in Spain: Technical and Clinical Overview

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    Fernández, Raquel M.; Peciña, Ana; Sánchez, Beatriz; Lozano-Arana, Maria Dolores; García-Lozano, Juan Carlos; Pérez-Garrido, Rosario; Núñez, Ramiro; Antiñolo, Guillermo

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    Hemophilia A and B are the most common hereditary hemorrhagic disorders, with an X-linked mode of inheritance. Reproductive options for the families affected with hemophilia, aiming at the prevention of the birth of children with severe coagulation disorders, include preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Here we present the results of our PGD Program applied to hemophilia, at the Department of Genetics, Reproduction and Fetal Medicine of the University Hospital Virgen del Rocío in Seville. A total of 34 couples have been included in our program since 2005 (30 for hemophilia A and 4 for hemophilia B). Overall, 60 cycles were performed, providing a total of 508 embryos. The overall percentage of transfers per cycle was 81.7% and the live birth rate per cycle ranged from 10.3 to 24.1% depending on the methodological approach applied. Although PGD for hemophilia can be focused on gender selection of female embryos, our results demonstrate that methodological approaches that allow the diagnosis of the hemophilia status of every embryo have notorious advantages. Our PGD Program resulted in the birth of 12 healthy babies for 10 out of the 34 couples (29.4%), constituting a relevant achievement for the Spanish Public Health System within the field of haematological disorders. PMID:26258137

  14. Experience of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for Hemophilia at the University Hospital Virgen Del Rocío in Spain: Technical and Clinical Overview

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    Raquel M. Fernández

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Hemophilia A and B are the most common hereditary hemorrhagic disorders, with an X-linked mode of inheritance. Reproductive options for the families affected with hemophilia, aiming at the prevention of the birth of children with severe coagulation disorders, include preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD. Here we present the results of our PGD Program applied to hemophilia, at the Department of Genetics, Reproduction and Fetal Medicine of the University Hospital Virgen del Rocío in Seville. A total of 34 couples have been included in our program since 2005 (30 for hemophilia A and 4 for hemophilia B. Overall, 60 cycles were performed, providing a total of 508 embryos. The overall percentage of transfers per cycle was 81.7% and the live birth rate per cycle ranged from 10.3 to 24.1% depending on the methodological approach applied. Although PGD for hemophilia can be focused on gender selection of female embryos, our results demonstrate that methodological approaches that allow the diagnosis of the hemophilia status of every embryo have notorious advantages. Our PGD Program resulted in the birth of 12 healthy babies for 10 out of the 34 couples (29.4%, constituting a relevant achievement for the Spanish Public Health System within the field of haematological disorders.

  15. Clinical and Technical Overview of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for Fragile X Syndrome: Experience at the University Hospital Virgen del Rocio in Spain

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    Raquel M. Fernández

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    Full Text Available Fragile X syndrome (FXS accounts for about one-half of cases of X-linked intellectual disability and is the most common monogenic cause of mental impairment. Reproductive options for the FXS carriers include preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD. However, this strategy is considered by some centers as wasteful owing to the high prevalence of premature ovarian failure in FXS carriers and the difficulties in genetic diagnosis of the embryos. Here we present the results of our PGD Program applied to FXS, at the Department of Genetics, Reproduction and Fetal Medicine of the University Hospital Virgen del Rocío in Seville. A total of 11 couples have participated in our PGD Program for FXS since 2010. Overall, 15 cycles were performed, providing a total of 43 embryos. The overall percentage of transfers per cycle was 46.67% and the live birth rate per cycle was 13.33%. As expected, these percentages are considerably lower than the ones obtained in PGD for other pathologies. Our program resulted in the birth of 3 unaffected babies of FXS for 2 of the 11 couples (18.2% supporting that, despite the important drawbacks of PGD for FXS, efforts should be devoted in offering this reproductive option to the affected families.

  16. Spain: Europe's California.

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    Wilvert, Calvin

    1994-01-01

    Contends that, as Spain integrates into the European Economic Community, it is considered to be Europe's California. Asserts that making regional comparisons between California and Spain can be an effective teaching method. Provides comparisons in such areas as agriculture and tourism. (CFR)

  17. La metrología histórica como herramienta para la Arqueología de la Arquitectura. La experiencia en los Reales Alcázares de Sevilla

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    Jiménez Hernández, Alejandro

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The metric characterization of building materials, structures and buildings associated with various historical systems of measurement is a powerful tool for cultural and chronological affiliation, as shown by its practical application in the Royal Alcazar of Seville. The metrological analysis of various examples of Islamic architecture shows the universality of Islamic system of measurement in all the territories under its control.La caracterización métrica de materiales de construcción, estructuras y edificios asociada a los distintos sistemas de pesas y medidas históricos es una potente herramienta para la adscripción cultural y cronológica, como muestra su aplicación práctica en el Real Alcázar de Sevilla. El análisis dimensional de diversos ejemplos de arquitectura islámica nos muestra la difusión del sistema de medidas islámico en todos los territorios bajo su dominio.

  18. Moral y control social: el tribunal de la Inquisición de Sevilla (1560-1700

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    Boeglin, Michel

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The survey of the activity of Inquisition Tribunal of Sevilla from 1560 to 1700 reveals the manner in which the institution promoted the values of the counter-reform in western Andalusia. If the Holy Office had been at the service of the crown's diplomatic policy and combated sociocultural minorities, most of the persons it prosecuted were Spanish «cristianos viejos». The court acted as an instrument of disciplining the social body within the context of confessionnal policy of the Spanish kings. To prevent the extension of reformist practices against which a decisive offensive had been carried out between 1557 and 1563 with repression of the communities of Seville and Valladolid, the court led a series of campains against minor heresies or ethical or moral deviancies. In spite of the diversity of the prosecuted offences, these offensives coincided in one respect: they aimed at convincing the faithful that salvation henceforth depended on the knowledge of the articles of faith and attachment to the values as redefined at the council of Trent. The sociological study of the accused persons and of the court activity over 150 years reveals the aim of shaping behaviour and of laying out the contours of popular piety and morals. It also shows the limits of the repressive action among the classes affected by repression as well as within the territories controled by the court.

    El estudio de la actividad procesal del tribunal de la Inquisición de Sevilla entre 1560 y 1700 revela la movilización de la corte inquisitorial para difundir y asentar los valores de la contrarreforma en Andalucía occidental. Si el Santo Oficio se puso al servicio de la política diplomática de la corona luchando contra las diversas minorías socioculturales, la población cristiana vieja constituyó la mayor parte de los condenados hasta mediados del siglo XVII, revelándose la corte como un instrumento idóneo para disciplinar el cuerpo social en el marco de la pol

  19. De sindicato clandestino a organización. La UGT de Sevilla durante la Transición

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    Julio Ponce Alberca

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    Full Text Available Después de su legalización, la UGT de Sevilla celebró su primer Congreso en julio de 1978. Todavía entonces era un sindicato muy limitado, carente de una amplia estructura or-gánica. La Unión Provincial diseñó una estrate-gia de expansión atendiendo cuatro frentes simultáneos: en primer lugar, la adaptación del sindicato al nuevo régimen democrático; en segundo lugar, clarificar sus relaciones con el PSOE en el nuevo contexto; el tercer frente fue la expansión orgánica y militante; y por último, el diseño de las directrices de lo que sería su labor sindical en la capital y la provincia.  Palabras clave: Transición, sindicalismo, UGT, Sevilla.  _______________ Abstract: After being legalized, the UGT (Social-ist General Workers Union in Seville held its first Congress in July 1978. At the time, it re-mained a low-profile labour union lacking a clear organizational structure. The provincial UGT in Seville thus designed an expansion strategy consisting of four elements: adapting the labour union to a new democratic context; clarifying its relations with the Socialist Party (PSOE; expanding the union’s membership and structure in the province; and, finally, establish-ing guidelines for its future activity.  Keywords: Political change, trade unions, socialism, Seville. 96 800x600 Normal 0 21 false false false ES JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";}

  20. Las atarazanas de Sevilla: entre la construcción y la arquitectura

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    Molino Barrero, Julia

    2005-06-01

    para acondicionarlo a la habitabilidad genérica sea cual fuese su futuro destino.La tercera intervención que propusimos y llevamos a cabo, se centró en la transformación de la antigua Fundición de Artillería en una nueva sala que denominamos “Sala Fundición Atarazanas”. El objeto del proyecto consistió en aclimatar el espacio, dotándolo, mediante una nueva cubierta adaptada, a las exigencias de confort climático, acústico y lumínico; y de unos cerramientos de los arcos que no mermaran la identidad de los mismos ni la continuidad perceptiva del conjunto.Sevilla es un lugar de calor en verano y de humedad en invierno. Era necesario airear, ventilar y acondicionar con frío y calor la sala. El aire acondicionado de la sala se distribuye por la espina dorsal de la cubierta. El retorno bajo las gradas se conecta y hace funcionar de nuevo la vieja chimenea.Estas nuevas formas, estos materiales de hoy que permiten la palabra y el silencio, el aislamiento y la continuidad, la contemplación y la actividad, deben ser aceptados por las Atarazanas de modo natural, y están propuestos desde la enseñanza que el propio edificio nos ha transmitido día a día desde su origen.La cuarta intervención fue la reparación de la Buhardilla del Cuerpo de Cabecera.Solucionar problemas esenciales, entender la verdadera entidad de las Atarazanas -entre la construcción y la arquitectura- y disponer el espacio para su uso, ha sido la constante guía de nuestras obras, y al abrirla al uso público se contribuye a su rehabilitación integral. Quizás sea ésta la razón principal de nuestro proyecto.

  1. Conductas de salud en inmigrantes latinoamericanos adultos del Distrito Macarena de Sevilla (España) Condutas de saúde em imigrantes latino-americanos adultos do Distrito Macarena de Sevilla (Espanha) Health behaviors in adult Latin American immigrants of the Macarena de Sevilla district (Spain)

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    .... Para la recogida de datos se elaboró un cuestionario que unificaba los instrumentos del Sistema de Vigilancia de Factores de Riesgo asociados a Enfermedades No Transmisibles en Adultos y el del Sistema de Vigilancia de Factores de...

  2. Soil Properties Database of Spanish Soils. Volume VI.- Andalucia (a): Jaen, Cordoba, Sevilla and Huelva; Base de Datos de Propiedades Edafologicas de los Suelos Espanoles. Volumen VI.- Andalucia (a): Jaen, Cordoba, Sevilla y Huelva

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    Trueba, C.; Millan, R.; Schmid, T.; Lago, C. [Ciemat. Madrid (Spain); Roquero, C.; Magister, M. [UPM. Madrid (Spain)

    1999-05-01

    The soil vulnerability determines the sensitivity of the soil after an accidental radioactive contamination due to Cs-137 and Sr-90. The Department de Impacto Ambiental de la Energia of CIEMAT is carrying out an assessment of the radiological vulnerability of the different Spanish soils found on the Iberian Peninsula. This requires the knowledge of the soil properties for the various types of existing soils. In order to achieve this aim, a bibliographical compilation of soil profiles has been made to characterize the different soil types and create a database of their properties. Depending on the year of publication and the type of documentary source, the information compiled from the available bibliography is very heterogeneous. Therefore, an important effort has been made to normalize and process the information prior to its incorporation to the database. This volume presents the criteria applied to normalize and process the data as well as the soil properties of the various soil types belonging to the provinces of Jaen, Cordoba, Sevilla and Huelva of the Comunidad Autonoma de Andalucia. (Author) 67 refs.

  3. La represión política en Sevilla durante el franquismo, 1940-1951

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    Aurelio Peral Peral

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trata sobre algunos casos, especialmente representativos, de la represión franquista llevada a cabo en Sevilla, contra personas civiles juzgadas por Tribunales Militares entre 1940 y 1951, inculpadas de contravenir la legislación vigente mediante hechos de tipo político acontecidos tras la Guerra Civil. Se destacan los elevados castigos a penas de prisión impuestos, en relación con la aparentemente reducida importancia de las acciones llevadas a cabo, por lo que es de considerar que con estas condenas se trataba de coartar la creación de una oposición significativa al régimen.This article deals with some specially representativo cases of Franco s repression carried out in Seville against civil people. These people werejudged by Military Courts between 1940 and 1951 and accused of infringement of current legislation trough political facts occurred after the Civil War. It must be highiighted the severo punishments to prison penalties charged, in relation with the apparently few importance of the actions carried out. Thus we must consider that with these penalties they tried to restrict the creation of a significant opposition to Franco s rule.

  4. Estrategias migratorias de las mujeres ecuatorianas en Sevilla: Acumulación de capital social en tiempos de crisis

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    Emma MARTÍN DÍAZ

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se centra en el análisis de las estrategias de las mujeres ecuatorianas en Sevilla. En concreto, veremos cómo se implementa la estrategia de acumulación de activos en la reconstrucción y resignificación de las redes sociales de las mujeres migrantes, analizando su evolución desde un contexto de partida reconocido como de crisis (término polisémico que incluye no sólo la crisis financiera de 1999, sino una crisis de reproducción social de las estructuras patriarcales y las relaciones personales hasta el contexto actual de crisis económica en las sociedades de destino. Estas estrategias incluyen la implementación de recursos --materiales, sociales, políticos y simbólicos-- y su gestión por unas redes "en femenino", que se han ido reconstruyendo y resignificando a medida que se desarrolla el proceso migratorio.

  5. Nuevos planes de estudio. Necesidad de la reforma de la reforma. Experiencia en la Universidad de Sevilla.

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    Vazquez Cueto, M. J.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Obviamente los nuevos planes de estudio implantados en las Facultades de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, siguiendo las pautas marcadas por las Directrices Generales emanadas del Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, han venido a modificar, en mayor o menor medida, las disciplinas tradicionalmente impartidas en las Licenciaturas de Administración y Dirección de Empresas y de Economía. De entre ellas, las de contenido cuantitativo, han sido las más perjudicadas. Son materias que necesitan no sólo de una correcta impartición de los conocimientos sino también de un tiempo apropiado para la asimilación por parte de un alumnado que, en principio, no viene predispuesto a ellas. En este trabajo, y mediante nuestra experiencia en la Universidad de Sevilla, tratamos de evaluar, como ejemplo, los efectos que el nuevo plan ha tenido en la asignatura de Matemáticas dedicada a la teoría de Optimización. Ésta pasó de impartirse como asignatura anual con cuatro horas semanales, a asignatura semestral con seis horas, manteniéndose en el mismo segundo curso. Aún habiendo sido reducido el programa para adaptarse al tiempo de que se disponía para impartirlo, los resultados, en cuanto a rendimiento académico por parte del alumno son insatisfactorios. Ponemos de manifiesto este hecho, extraemos conclusiones y planteamos posibles soluciones.

  6. De Palacio a Monasterio. Génesis y transformación del Real Monasterio de Santa Clara de Sevilla

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    Oliva Muñoz, Pablo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The convent of Santa Clara is one of the largest religious buildings in Seville. Founded in 1289, it became the oldest second one in the city after that of San Clemente, which is located in the same northwestern area of the old Almohad wall. The comprehensive study of the building, as part of the rehabilitation project, has allowed knowing its evolution and the survival of structures previous to the granting of the land where it is sited.El convento de Santa Clara es uno de los edificios de carácter religioso más grandes de Sevilla. Fundado en 1289 se convierte en el segundo más antiguo de la ciudad tan sólo precedido por el de San Clemente que se ubica en el mismo sector del extremo Noroeste de la antigua cerca almohade. El estudio integral del edificio como parte del proyecto de rehabilitación nos ha permitido conocer su evolución y la pervivencia de estructuras heredadas previas a la concesión de los terrenos que ahora ocupa.

  7. Edificio de oficinas del Monte de Piedad y Caja de Ahorros de Sevilla-España

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    Población Knappe, Eleuterio

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    Full Text Available Architect The essential feature of the new building of the Pawnshop and Savings Bank in Seville, built on a site in an «L» form and affected in the course of the planning and building by successive changes of Ordenances, its attempt to harmonize with the surrounding architecture, respecting its traditional characteristics. The building, which has seven stories on a slope and two basements, broadcasts its different private and public missions by the volumes, forms and different exterior treatments, presenting particular attention to its functionality in accordance with the initial programme proposed by the organisation.

    La característica esencial de la nueva sede del Monte de Piedad y Caja de Ahorros de Sevilla, levantada sobre un solar en forma de «L» y afectada en el transcurso del proyecto y construcción por sucesivos cambios de Ordenanzas, armoniza con la arquitectura circundante, respetando sus características tradicionales. La edificación, de siete plantas sobre rasante y dos sótanos, patentiza su distinta misión privada y de cara al público a través de los volúmenes, formas y diferentes tratamientos exteriores, presentando una especial atención a su funcionalidad de acuerdo con el programa inicial planteado por la entidad.

  8. Medical care at the VIIth International Amateur Athletics Federation World Championships in Athletics 'Sevilla '99'.

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    Moreno Millán, Emilio; Bonilla, Francisco; Alonso, Juan Manuel; Casado, Fernando

    2004-02-01

    The World Athletics Championships are considered to be the third most important sporting event on the planet. Before the celebration of their seventh meeting in Seville, Spain, the need for medical care, as in the Olympic Games, was supposed to be low and of minimal complexity. It was nevertheless judged necessary to install strategically located assistance points, and to evaluate the results of this intervention. METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN: Following the planning phase carried out by a multidisciplinary commission of health, set up by the Organizer Committee, which prepared protocols, that were elaborated by five working groups, the operation developed during the World Championships in Athletics is described. Five clinics and several first aid stations were set up in the stadium and its surroundings, in hotels, warm-up and training tracks, the high-speed train station and the airport, as well as strategic points in the city. There were 1338 medical consultations, and 35 patients (2.6%) were transferred to hospitals. 21 codes of the International Classification of Disease constituted 50.4% of the case mix. Injuries, which accounted for 36.1% of all medical visits, were more common among athletes (48.9%) than among other groups. Injuries accounted for 30.5% of all other groups combined. Spectators and other groups accounted for most (86.8 and 63.1%, respectively) of the 276 visits concerning contusions and 165 visits for heat-related illness. The overall physician treatment rate was 19.3% for athletes and 4.5/10 000 for spectators. The preparation of a potent pre-hospital service, strategically located and dedicated to the event, was able to solve the problems that occurred. Nevertheless, a hospital alert and a coordination centre are also necessary. These data should be useful in planning medical resources for future mass sporting events.

  9. A New Model of Linguistic-Cultural Immersion: The Pedagogical Reform in the CASA-Seville Program = Un nuevo modelo de inmersión lingüístico-cultural: la reforma pedagógica del programa CASA-Sevilla

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    Luisa Álvarez-Ossorio

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La importancia adquirida por la lengua española como herramienta de comunicación internacional ha propiciado que muchas instituciones académicas estadounidenses incluyan a España como destino preferente en sus programas de estudios en el extranjero. El propósito de nuestro trabajo es dar a conocer el funcionamiento de uno de estos programas, el Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA-Sevilla, y describir su pedagogía actual. Ésta se basa en la aplicación de las técnicas etnográficas, la utilización del Marco Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas y el aprendizaje experiencial como estrategias para la inmersión lingüístico-cultural.Abstract: The importance the Spanish language has acquired as a tool for international communication has led many American academic institutions to include Spain as one of the preferred destinations for their study abroad programs. The aim of this work is to explain the functioning of one of these programs, the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA-Seville, and describe its innovative pedagogy. The program is based on the application of ethnographic techniques to study abroad, the use of the European Reference Framework for Languages, and on experiential learning as a strategy to deepen linguistic-cultural immersion.

  10. El converso sevillano Nicolás Martínez de Medina (o de Sevilla, contador mayor de Castilla. Apuntes para una biografía = Nicolás Martínez Medina (or de Sevilla, Sevilian Converso and Chief Accountant of Castile. Notes for a Biography

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    Isabel Montes Romero-Camacho

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la conquista de Sevilla, en 1248, fueron muchos los judíos, primero, y los conversos, después, que llegaron a ocupar una posición preeminente, tanto en la ciudad, como en la corte, desempeñando, casi siempre, importantes oficios, al servicio de la hacienda real castellana, en una secuencia prácticamente ininterrumpida que va desde Alfonso X (1252-1284 hasta la nueva dinastía Trastámara. Uno de estos importantes conversos fue Nicolás Martínez de Medina (o de Sevilla, cuya actuación pública se desarrolló durante los reinados y a la sombra de los primeros Trastámara, desde Enrique II (1369-1379 hasta Juan II (1406-1454 y que, tras una brillante carrera en Sevilla y en la corte, llegaría a ser contador mayor de Castilla y, por tanto, uno de los personajes más influyentes de su época.After the conquest of Seville in 1248, many Jews and later «Conversos» played a prominent role both in the city and in the Court. They occupied significant positions at the service of the Spanish royal treasury almost uninterruptedly from the reign of Alfonso X (1252-1284 to that of the new Trastámara dynasty. One of these important «Conversos» was Nicolás Martínez de Medina (or de Sevilla, who held public positions under the reigns of the first Trastámara kings, from Enrique II (1369-1379 to Juan II (1406-1454. After a brilliant career in Seville and in the Court, he would become chief accountant of Castile and, consequently, one of the most influential individuals of his time.

  11. Spain to Join ESO

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    2006-02-01

    Today, during a ceremony in Madrid, an agreement was signed by the Spanish Minister of Education and Science, Mrs. María Jesús San Segundo, and the ESO Director General, Dr. Catherine Cesarsky, affirming their commitment to securing Spanish membership of ESO. ESO PR Photo 05a/06 ESO PR Photo 05a/06 Signature Event in Madrid Following approval by the Spanish Council of Ministers and the ratification by the Spanish Parliament of the ESO Convention and the associated protocols, Spain intends to become ESO's 12th member state on 1 July 2006. "Since long Spain was aware that entering ESO was a logical decision and it was even necessary for a country like Spain because Spain is ranked 8th in astrophysical research", said Mrs. María Jesús San Segundo. "The large scientific installations are not only necessary for research in different fields but are also partners and customers for hi-tech companies, helping to increase the funding of R&D." "Spanish Astronomy has made tremendous strides forward and we are delighted to welcome Spain as a new member of ESO. We very much look forward to working together with our excellent Spanish colleagues," said Dr. Cesarsky. "For ESO, the Spanish accession means that we can draw on the scientific and technological competences, some of them unique in Europe, that have been developed in Spain and, of course, for Europe the Spanish membership of ESO is an important milestone in the construction of the European Research Area." ESO PR Photo 05b/06 ESO PR Photo 05b/06 Signature Event in Madrid Indeed, Spain is an important member of the European astronomical community and has developed impressively over the last three decades, reaching maturity with major contributions in virtually all subjects of astronomy. In addition, Spain hosts, operates or owns a number of competitive facilities dedicated to foster astronomical research, among which the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos at La Palma, certainly the premier optical

  12. Posibilidades didácticas del cine comercial en las ciencias de la salud: el caso del Grado en Enfermería de la Universidad de Sevilla

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    Falta palabras clave Esta Tesis Doctoral presenta un estudio descriptivo de corte básicamente cualitativo, ligado a un diseño de estudio de casos simple. No obstante, en su desarrollo hace uso de técnicas de investigación cuantitativas. Su objeto de estudio se centra en el análisis del uso didáctico que se le está dando en el presente al cine comercial, en el Grado en Enfermería de la Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología de la Universidad de Sevilla. El marco teórico de la ...

  13. Catálogo de la flora vascular del Cerro del Toruño (Comarca de Los Alcores, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Sevilla)

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    Silvestre Alsina, A.; Martín Bravo, S.; Jiménez Mejías, P.

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    Situado en la comarca de Los Alcores, el Cerro del Toruño es un cabezo calcarenítico incluido en el área metropolitana de Sevilla. Se encuentra protegido por la normativa provincial por el valor y naturalidad de su vegetación. El objetivo del presente estudio es la catalogación de su flora y su puesta en valor como reducto de vegetación natural en un paisaje fuertemente antropizado. Se han inventariado un total de 351 especies, 324 de ellas autóctonas, de las que tres están recogidas en la li...

  14. Reimplante de pulgar: casuística del Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío (Sevilla) entre los años 2005-2010

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    Las amputaciones de pulgar son indicación de reimplante en todos los casos, ya que el papel de este dedo es crucial para que una mano sea funcional. El objetivo de nuestro estudio es revisar la casuística de reimplantes de pulgar de los últimos 6 años en el Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío de Sevilla, España. Revisamos el mecanismo de lesión, el nivel de amputación, el uso de injerto venoso y el tipo de osteosíntesis realizado. La tasa de supervivencia lograda fue del 74,19%. Creemos q...

  15. Nodos, redes y áreas de influencia ferroviaria en la articulación territorial de la provincia de Sevilla

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    Antonio Gavira Narváez

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    Los cambios socioeconómicos y territoriales acontecidos principalmente desde la década de los noventa en la provincia de Sevilla han ocasionado que muchos municipios dependan directa - mente del mercado laboral de la capital sevillana o de algunos de los núcleos de su aglomeración, como Alcalá de Guadaíra o Dos Hermanas. Este nuevo contexto socioeconómico se ha topado, en general, con la escasa adecuación de los medios públicos de transporte a las necesidades de los usuarios. Ante estos probl...

  16. Characterisation of the nitrate contamination process in the Seville-Carmona aquifer system; Caracterizacion del proceso de contaminacion por nitratos en el sistema acuifero Sevilla-Carmona

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    Gonzalez Vazquez, J.C.; Grande Gil, J.A. [Universidad de Huelva (Spain); Barragan de la Rosa, F.J.; Jimenez Sanchez, J.C. [Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

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    The aim of this work is to characterize the aquifer Sevilla-Carmona by a graphic treatment, in order to determine the environmental problem owing to high concentration of nitrates because of the fact that there are an excessive agricultural fertilization. There is a relationship between the highest nitrate contamination and the crop of the area, mainly cotton and potato. Two factors have been observed to have an influence on this aquifer: excess doses of N- fertilizers and irrigation devices whose excessive water discharge results in leaching of nitrate accumulated in soil and finally toward saturated zone because of rain. (Author) 18 refs.

  17. Título da página electrónica: OTAINSA y gestión del Parque Social de Vivienda de Sevilla

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La OTAINSA es la Oficina Técnica de Asesoramiento al Inquilino en Situación de Abuso creada en 2004 por el Ayuntamiento de Sevilla. Ganadora de varios premios de gestion urbana por su concepción innovadora, hoy está ubicada en la Gerencia Municipal de Urbanismo. Entre sus funciones, está la de intermediación entre inquilinos y propietarios, relaciones estas en las que las administraciones, por lo general, no intervienen por considerar que son propias del ámbito privado y no del público, su ám...

  18. Análisis del Cumplimiento de la Seguridad de los Equipamientos Deportivos del Municipio de Sevilla (España)

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    Marta García Tascón; Ana María Gallardo Guerrero; David Blanco Luengo; Ángel Jesús Martínez López; Isabel Márquez González

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    El presente estudio analiza el cumplimiento de la normativa de seguridad UNE-EN, de no obligado cumplimiento, de diferentes equipamientos deportivos en las instalaciones deportivas gestionadas de forma directa por el Instituto Municipal de Deportes de Sevilla (España). Se ha realizado un estudio de carácter cuantitativo, corte descriptivo y transversal, utilizando varias hojas de observación elaboradoras por el Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV) y el Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD)...

  19. Arte y artistas para la imagen de Sevilla y sus fiestas; el cartel y su función artístico-publicitaria

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    Barrera García, Agustín Israel

    2012-01-01

    Con Sevilla como escena, realizamos un recorrido por la historia del cartel, nos encontraremos con una idea aproximada del panorama y la evolución de los pintores locales o las tendencias estéticas de cada momento, para así poder seguir a los autores relevantes de la evolución artística en la capital hispalense o de los gustos y tendencias de cada periodo, además de comparar las distintas colecciones cartelísticas de la capital hispalense, Fiestas de primavera, Real Maestranza de Caballería y...

  20. Inteligencia emocional en dos centros de Primaria de Sevilla: un estudio sobre variables que influyen en la inteligencia emocional del alumnado

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    Caballero Baliño, Ana; Caballero Baliño, Francisca

    2017-01-01

    El objetivo principal de esta investigación es estudiar el desarrollo de la inteligencia emocional en la escuela, en función de distintas variables como el contexto, el estrés del profesorado, el uso del teatro en las aulas, la inteligencia emocional del profesorado, el sexo, el curso, el rendimiento académico y el uso de técnicas innovadoras en los centros educativos. La muestra para esta investigación se obtiene de dos centros educativos de la localidad de Utrera (Sevilla), perteneciendo...

  1. Investigación y restauración en el Alcázar de Sevilla

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    Almagro, A.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The interventions that have been accomplished in the last years at the Alcazar of Seville, coordinated by the School of Arabic Studies (CSIC, are an interesting case that shows the relations among restoration, historic research, application of analytic techniques and diffusion of the results. Interdisciplinary actions carried out with the constant reference to historical values of the monument by a large and varied group of researchers and professionals have allowed not only important results regarding its physical conservation but also significant advances in the knowledge of its history and meaning. Using always rigorous photogrammetric plans as a basis, important original remains have been recuperated, some significative parts have been consolidated and restored and virtual reconstruction have been produced as the result of the historic research.

    Las intervenciones que durante estos últimos años se han llevado a cabo en el Alcázar de Sevilla coordinadas desde la Escuela de Estudios Árabes (CSIC constituyen un interesante caso de interrelación entre restauración, investigación histórica, aplicación de técnicas analíticas y difusión de los resultados. Las acciones inter-disciplinares llevadas a cabo por un extenso y variado grupo de investigadores y profesionales con la referencia constante a los valores históricos del monumento han permitido lograr junto a importantes resultados en su conservación física, avances significativos en el conocimiento de su historia y su significado. Usando siempre como base una rigurosa planimetría fotogramétrica, se han recuperado importantes vestigios originales, se han consolidado y restaurado partes especialmente significativas y se han realizado reconstrucciones virtuales como resultado de la investigación histórica.

  2. Coal in Spain

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    1987-01-01

    Includes estimates of coal reserves in the following regions of Spain - Asturias, El Bierzo, Villablino, North of Leon, Guardo/Barruelo, Suroccidental, Teruel, Pyrenees and the Balearics. Four types of estimate are given per region - very probably, probable, possible and hypothetical.

  3. Sierra Nevada (Granada, Spain)

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    Gilgado, José D.; Enghoff, Henrik; Tinaut, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    Millipedes (Diplopoda), with a few notable exceptions, are poor dispersers, showing a very high degree of endemicity, not the least in mountains. The first samplings of the Mesovoid Shallow Substratum (MSS) of the higher altitudes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Baetic System, Southern Spain) have...

  4. El arquitecto de retablos y escultor Martín Moreno y los primeros retablos con columnas salomónicas en Sevilla.

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    Teodoro Falcón Márquez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Martín Moreno (†1677? fue un excelente arquitecto de retablos y escultor sevillano, activo entre las décadas de 1620-60, quien estuvo relacionado profesionalmente con los artistas más importantes del barroco de esta ciudad. Llegó a ser uno de los primeros en emplear la columna salomónica en los retablos de Sevilla, en la década de 1650. Como los artistas de su época refleja en sus obras que conocía a los grandes tratadistas de la arquitectura italiana. Asimismo se advierten influencias de los retablos de Martínez Montañés, de Alonso Cano, de Alejandro Saavedra y de los Ribas. En este ensayo, además del aparato crítico de la bibliografía, se aportan datos biográficos y documentales. De forma pormenorizada se analizan dos de sus empresas más representativas: el retablo de la capilla de la Concepción Grande, de la catedral de Sevilla (1656-1663 y el Mayor de la iglesia de Santa María la Blanca (1657-1658.

  5. Evangelismo y sensibilidad religiosa en la Sevilla del quinientos: consideraciones acerca de la represión de los luteranos sevillanos

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    Michel BOEGLIN

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En el otoño de 1557, la incautación de libros de propaganda protestante en Sevilla iba a convencer rápidamente a los inquisidores que no se encontraban ante una simple tentativa de introducir obras reformadas en la capital de la Bética sino que se enfrentaban a una difusión, en distintos círculos de la sociedad, de doctrinas contrarias a la ortodoxia católica tal y como acababa de redefinirse entre 1547 y 1552, durante las primeras sesiones del Concilio de Trento. La religiosidad de algunas figuras destacadas de la «comunidad» de Sevilla no se limita a una simple reformulación de tesis erasmistas como se ha venido afirmando a menudo, sino que revela una convergencia hacia la Reforma y una adhesión al núcleo doctrinal protestante en diversos aspectos.ABSTRACT: The discovery, in the autumn of 1557, of a delivery of books on Protestant propaganda in Seville, convinced inquisitors of the existence of circles that advocated doctrines in contradiction with the catholic orthodoxy redefined between 1547 and 1552 during the first Council of Trent sessions. The religious inclination of some outstanding figures of the Seville community did not — contrary to what has often been said— merely suscribe to the Erasmist theories; some aspects of trie Reformation also appealed to them.

  6. Spectral characteristics of soil and vegetation in saline wetlands, NE Spain

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    Domínguez-Beisiegel, Manuela; Mougenot, Bernard; Castañeda del Álamo, Carmen

    2010-01-01

    6 Pags.- 4 Figs. Book from the Third International Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing (Torrent, Spain. September 27 to October 1, 2010). It was sponsored and organized by the Global Change Unit (GCU) from the Image Processing Laboratory (IPL), University of Valencia (UVEG), Spain.

  7. Expectativas y limitaciones de la democracia en la Sevilla del Sexenio (1868-1874

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    Eloy Arias Castañón

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available Frente a las limitaciones ideológicas y políticas del régimen isabelino surgió en 1868 un relanzamiento político promovido a través de una coalición compuesta de unionistas, progresistas y demócratas en torno a un programa que tenía como puntos fundamentales el derrocamiento de la monarquía de Isabel II y el planteamiento de un nuevo sistema sustantado en la soberanía nacional y que tendría que ser definido en unas Cortes Constituyentes elegidas por sufragio universal. Se partía así de unas perspectivas liberalizadoras y éstas terminaron por asentarse a través de ios programas de las juntas revolucionarias y de la presión popular que incorporaron toda una serie de reivindicaciones de libertades y derechos de los ciudadanos imponiéndose el tono democrático típico del movimiento revolucionario de 1868.

  8. Evaluation of performance of materials used in the ceramic materials restoration of the Plaza de España (Sevilla

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    Alejandre Sánchez, F. J.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Different commercial mortars and stuecos used to cold restore the glazing on deteriorated tile in Seville s Plaza de España were tested for performance and durability. Five types of samples were applied to ceramic bisques and subsequently coloured and protected with resins. The samples were subjected to accelerated weathering consisting in salt crystallization, temperature and relative humidity cycles and ultraviolet radiation. Durability was assessed by visually comparing the effect of salt crystallization, determining the colour parameters with colourimetry and measuring adherence and capillary water absorption. The results obtained were used to differentiate the materials tested in two respects: stucco and protective resin performance under the environmental conditions prevailing in the Plaza de España on the one hand and colour stability on the other.

    En el presente trabajo se estudia el comportamiento y la durabilidad de diferentes morteros y estucos comerciales que se han utilizado para restituir enfrío las pérdidas de vidriado en azulejos deteriorados de la Plaza de España (Sevilla. Para ello se han preparado 5 tipos de muestras que se han aplicado sobre bizcochos cerámicos y que posteriormente se han coloreado y protegido con resinas. Las muestras se han sometido a ensayos de alteración acelerada: cristalización de sales, ciclos de temperatura y humedad relativa, y radiación ultravioleta. La evaluación de la durabilidad se ha llevado a cabo mediante la comparación visual del efecto de cristalización de las sales, la determinación de los parámetros de color mediante colorimetría, de la adherencia y de la absorción de agua por capilaridad. Los resultados obtenidos, permiten realizar una diferenciación en dos aspectos, por un lado, el comportamiento del estuco y su protección para soportar las condiciones medioambientales de la Plaza de España, y, por otro, la estabilidad de los diferentes colores.

  9. Estudio actualizado de las puntas de jabalina (del dolmen de La Pastora (Valenciana de la Concepción, Sevilla

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    [es] El descubrimiento en el año de 1860 de un conjunto de 30 jabalinas sin un contexto arqueológico preciso constituye un hallazgo excepcional, siendo hasta la fecha el conjunto más numeroso de este tipo de arma encontrado en toda el área del Mediterráneo y regiones circundantes. El correcto encuadramiento histórico de estas piezas exige un estudio tipológico comparativo y la utilización, por primera vez, del análisis de la composición del metal. Los análisis químicos señalan una producción local, mientras que los paralelos establecidos con piezas similares del Mediterráneo Oriental y Próximo Oriente se revelan como poco consistentes para defender posibles relaciones coloniales o comerciales. Como consecuencia de esto y ante la ausencia de piezas similares en la propia Península Ibérica se presenta este hallazgo como un ejemplo de invención socialmente rechazada. [fr] L´étude actualisé des javelots du dolmen de La Pastora (Valencina de la Concepción, Sevilla. La découverte en 1860 d'un ensemble de 30 javelots hors du registre archéologique precis presente une trouvaille excepcionnelle, restant jusqu'au moment l'ensemble le plus nombreux de ce type d'arme trouvé dans toute la zone de la Méditerranée y les régions environnantes. L'encadrement historique correct de ces pièces exige une étude en typologie comparée et pour la première fois, l'emploi de l'analyse de la composition du métal Les analyses chimiques indiquent la production locale de ces dernières, alors que les parallèles, établis avec des objets similaires dans la Méditerranée Orientale et le Proche Orient se révèlent peu consistantes pour défendre des possibles relations coloniales et commerciales. En conséquence et en l'absence de pièces semblables dans la Péninsule Ibérique, elle-même, cette trouvaille se présente comme un exemple d'invention refusée par la société.

  10. Transitional Justice in Spain

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    Lucía Payero López

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to evaluate Spanish transitional justice policy. The aspects of transitional justice put forward by L. Joinet –truth, justice and reparation– will frame this analysis. Firstly, the main deficiencies of this policy will be pointed out. Secondly, some measures to be adopted in Spain will be suggested. Their implementation would mean that international standards on the protection of human rights, as agreed within the specialized literature, would be met.

  11. Pyrenees Mtns., Spain

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    2001-01-01

    This ASTER image, acquired on August 1, 2000, covers an area of 57 by 29 km and covers part of the central Pyrenees in Spain. The Pyrenees in southwestern Europe extend for about 435 kilometers (about 270 miles) from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea, separating the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe. The Pyrenees form most of the boundary between France and Spain, and encompass the tiny principality of Andorra. Approximately two-thirds of the mountains lie in Spain. The central Pyrenees extend to the Collines du Perche and contain the highest peaks of the system, including Pico de Aneto, the highest at 3,404 meters (11,168 feet). ASTER bands 4, 3 and 2 were displayed in red, green and blue. In this combination, snow is blue, vegetation is green, bare rocks are pink and dark blue, and clouds are white. The image is located at 42.6 degrees north latitude and 0.6 degrees east longitude. The U.S. science team is located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

  12. Using Twitter in Higher Education in Spain and the USA

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    Tur, Gemma; Marín, Victoria I.; Carpenter, Jeffrey

    2017-01-01

    This article examines student teachers' use and perceptions of Twitter, based on a mixed-method comparative approach. Participants (n = 153) were education majors who used Twitter as a part of required coursework in their programs at two universities in Spain and the United States. The theoretical background covers research on international work…

  13. Postgraduate Studies in Librarianship and Information Science in Spain

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    Muñoz-Cañavate, Antonio; Larios-Suárez, Verónica

    2017-01-01

    This paper reviews the history and current situation of postgraduate studies in Librarianship and Information Science (LIS) at the university level in Spain before and after the development of the Bologna Process's European Higher Education Area (EHEA). It contextualizes the historical development of these studies, describing how official…

  14. Status of the compact 1 MV AMS facility at the Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (Spain)

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    Chamizo, E. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Avda. Thomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Lopez-Gutierrez, J.M. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Avda. Thomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Dpto. de Fisica Aplicada I, Escuela Universitaria Politecnica, c/. Virgen de Africa 7, 41011 Seville (Spain)], E-mail: lguti@us.es; Ruiz-Gomez, A.; Santos, F.J. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Avda. Thomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Garcia-Leon, M. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Avda. Thomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Dpto. Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Avda. Reina Mercedes, s/n, 41012 Seville (Spain); Maden, C. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Avda. Thomas Alva Edison 7, Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Seville (Spain); Alfimov, V. [Institute of Particle Physics, HPK, ETH Hoenggerberg, CH-8093 Zurich (Switzerland)

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    Since February 2006, the new 1 MV multielement compact AMS facility SARA (Spanish Accelerator for Radionuclides Analyses) at the Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA) in Sevilla (Spain) is fully operative. During the first one and a half year of operation, the viability of the system for the measurement of {sup 10}Be, {sup 14}C, {sup 129}I and plutonium isotopes, {sup 239}Pu and {sup 240}Pu, has been evaluated. First results have demonstrated that, in terms of precision and detection limits, the performance of the device compares to other compact AMS facilities, although some progress can still be done in order to optimize its capacities. At this moment, background levels are in the order of 10{sup -14} for {sup 10}Be/{sup 9}Be, 10{sup -13} for {sup 129}I/{sup 127}I, 10{sup -15} for {sup 14}C/{sup 12}C (processed and unprocessed blank) and about 10{sup 6} atoms for plutonium isotopes: {sup 239}Pu, {sup 240}Pu and {sup 242}Pu. In this work, the current status of the AMS measurements at CNA for the above mentioned radionuclides is described.

  15. Sociological Profile of Astronomers in Spain

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    Iglesias de Ussel, Julio; Trinidad, Antonio; Ruiz, Diego; Battaner, Eduardo; Delgado, Antonio J.; Rodriguez-Espinosa, José M.; Salvador-Solé, Eduard; Torrelles, José M.

    In this paper the main findings are presented of a recent study made by a team of sociologists from the University of Granada on the professional astronomers currently working in Spain. Despite the peculiarities of this group - its youth, twentyfold increase in size over the last 20 years, and extremely high rate of specialization abroad - in comparison with other Spanish professionals, this is the first time that the sociological characteristics of the group have been studied discretely. The most significant results of the study are presented in the following sections. Section 1 gives a brief historical background of the development of Astronomy in Spain. Section 2 analyzes the socio-demographic profile of Spanish Astronomy professionals (sex, age, marital status, etc.). Sections 3-5 are devoted to the college education and study programs followed by Spanish astronomers, focusing on the features and evaluations of the training received, and pre- and postdoctoral study trips made to research centers abroad. The results for the latter clearly show the importance that Spanish astronomers place on having experience abroad. Special attention is paid to scientific papers published as a result of joint research projects carried out with colleagues from centers abroad as a result of these study trips. Section 6 describes the situation of Astronomy professionals within the Spanish job market, the different positions available and the time taken to find a job after graduation. Section 7 examines Astronomy as a discipline in Spain, including the astronomers' own opinions of the social status of the discipline within Spanish society. Particular attention is paid to how Spanish astronomers view the status of Astronomy in Spain in comparison with that of other European countries.

  16. Legislating tolerance: Spain's national public smoking law.

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    Muggli, Monique E; Lockhart, Nikki J; Ebbert, Jon O; Jiménez-Ruiz, Carlos A; Riesco Miranda, Juan Antonio; Hurt, Richard D

    2010-02-01

    While Spain's national tobacco control legislation prohibits smoking in many indoor public places, the law provides for an exception to the prohibition of smoking by allowing separate seating sections and ventilation options in certain public places such as bars and restaurants, hotels and airports. Accordingly, Spain's law is not aligned with Article 8 Guidelines of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which requires parties to ensure universal protection against secondhand smoke exposure in all enclosed public places, workplaces and on all means of public transport. Spain's law is currently being promoted by the tobacco companies in other countries as a model for smoke-free legislation. In order to prevent weakening of smoke-free laws in other countries through industry-supported exceptions, we investigated the tactics used by the tobacco companies before the implementation of the new law and assessed the consequences of these actions in the hospitality sector. Internal tobacco industry documents made public through US litigation settlements dating back to the 1980s were searched in 2008-9. Documents show that tobacco companies sought to protect hospitality venues from smoking restrictions by promoting separate seating for smokers and ineffective ventilation technologies, supporting an unenforceable voluntary agreement between the Madrid local government and the hospitality industry, influencing ventilation standards setting and manipulating Spanish media. The Spanish National Assembly should adopt comprehensive smoke-free legislation that does not accommodate the interests of the tobacco industry. In doing so, Spain's smoke-free public places law would be better aligned with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

  17. Patrimonio y Ciudad. El sistema de los conventos de clausura en el Centro Histórico de Sevilla. Génesis, diagnóstico y propuesta de intervención para su recuperación urbanística

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    Pérez Cano, María Teresa

    2013-01-01

      La ciudad de Sevilla atesora una importante riqueza patrimonial. Dentro de este reconocido legado histórico, las clausuras sevillanas ocupan un lugar destacado, aunque inmersas en un grave problema de continuidad por motivos ajenos y propios.

  18. IUE's treasure-chest of the ultraviolet Universe

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    1997-11-01

    IUE was the most long-lived and (by a wide margin) the most productive satellite so far, in the history of space astronomy. After going into orbit on 26 January 1978, as a NASA-ESA-UK project, IUE was meant to operate for three years. More than eighteen years later, IUE still worked 24 hours a day, harvesting new knowledge for astronomers. The last observations were made from ESA's ground station at Villafranca, Spain, on 26 September 1996, and IUE was switched off four days later. Since then, team members at Villafranca and at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center have used modern data-processing and information technology to recycle 100,000 ultraviolet spectra of comets, planets, stars, galaxies and quasars, acquired by IUE during its 18.5 years of operations. As a result, the IUE Final Archive is already available on-line via the Internet to hundreds of users who have registered to work with the data. The last few items (about 2 per cent of the total) will be added before the end of November. Also to be presented at the Sevilla conference is ESA's system called INES ("IUE Newly Extracted Spectra") which offers access, selection and distribution of data products, in a thoroughly user-friendly fashion. The IUE Final Archive is the third massive compendium made available to the worlds astronomers by ESA in 1997. The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues, released earlier in the year, give the positions of stars with unprecedented accuracy, thanks to ESA's Hipparcos satellite. "Space astronomy has set the example in providing a high standard of data quality and making the data accessible to the scientific community through archives", says Roger Bonnet, ESA's Scientific Director. "Now, ground-based observatories are following suit. The data legacy of IUE will be distributed to he community so that research on IUE data can continue long after the end of IUE's lifetime in space". Wonders of ultraviolet spectroscopy IUE analysed ultraviolet light, in a wavelength range from 1150

  19. Early Childhood Inclusion in Spain

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    Giné, Climent; Balcells-Balcells, Anna; Cañadas, Margarita; Paniagua, Gema

    2016-01-01

    This article describes early childhood inclusion in educational settings in Spain. First, we address the legislative framework of preschool education in Spain and offer a brief analysis of some relevant issues, including the current situation of early childhood education and inclusion at this stage. Second, current policies and practices relating…

  20. Nuevas aportaciones a la Conservación y Restauración decimonónica en la Catedral de Sevilla

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    Ana Galán Pérez

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo ofrece nuevas aportaciones a la Conservación y Restauración decimonónica en la Catedral de Sevilla, reconociendo una diversidad en el origen del corpus normativo y legal de protección de la Catedral, identificando las metodologías en su consecución así como las prioridades en las intervenciones restauradoras, comprobando a su vez la formación de las relaciones institucionales que han generado una red en torno al cabildo, con especial relevancia a los profesionales que se dedicaron a la conservación y restauración.

  1. Eros/Cupid from a cave shrine in the ancient «Carmo» (Carmona, Sevilla. Archaeological and iconographical analysis of a Roman gemstone

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    María LIMÓN BELÉN

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to study a Roman intaglio from a cave shrine discovered in Carmona (Sevilla. It is carved in carnelian and contains the image of a winged young man holding a torch with both hands that can be identified as Eros/Cupid. Firstly, the analysis of this exceptional specimen based on its typological classification is undertaken. After that, the iconography of Eros/Cupid through the Classical texts, his role in Classical mythology and its representation in Ancient art is studied with a focus on Eros the torchbearer. Finally, an interpretation of the object based on the data provided by the archaeological context is offered. The archaeological context allows the intaglio to be dated before Vespasian times. The gem and other objects found in the same context are interpreted as possible offerings preceding the end of the activity of the sanctuary.

  2. Reimplante de pulgar: casuística del Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío (Sevilla entre los años 2005-2010

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    E. Martínez-Valle

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Las amputaciones de pulgar son indicación de reimplante en todos los casos, ya que el papel de este dedo es crucial para que una mano sea funcional. El objetivo de nuestro estudio es revisar la casuística de reimplantes de pulgar de los últimos 6 años en el Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío de Sevilla, España. Revisamos el mecanismo de lesión, el nivel de amputación, el uso de injerto venoso y el tipo de osteosíntesis realizado. La tasa de supervivencia lograda fue del 74,19%. Creemos que es una tasa de supervivencia elevada, que asocia los mejores resultados a las amputaciones sin componente de aplastamiento. El uso de injerto venoso se asocia igualmente a mejores resultados de la cirugía en casos de aplastamiento o arrancamiento como mecanismo de lesión.

  3. Aproximación a la desigualdad económica a través de fuentes fiscales bajomedievales: Valls (1378, Sevilla (1384 y Palma (1478

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    Luis Almenar Fernández

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available El interés por la desigualdad en la riqueza entre las sociedades preindustriales se ha reavivado con fuerza en la historia económica. Los historiadores consagrados al período bajomedieval, y más concretamente de la Península ibérica, tienen por delante el reto de ponerse a la altura de sus compañeros modernistas. Algo posible gracias a la existencia de métodos de análisis ya desarrollados en la disciplina económica, y de fuentes fiscales basadas en una estimación del patrimonio de los contribuyentes. Con el fin de aproximar el tema, este trabajo analiza tres casos concretos, procedentes de diversas poblaciones peninsulares bajomedievales: Valls (1378, Sevilla (1384 y Palma (1478. En el caso de Valls y Sevilla, se ha recurrido a transcripciones o material ya publicado, mientras que para el caso de Palma se ha estudiado un registro original inédito. La primera parte plantea los límites y posibilidades del uso de estas fuentes para el estudio de la desigualdad en el contexto bajomedieval. La segunda explica los fundamentos de nuestra metodología, basada en el cálculo de coeficientes de Gini y el análisis de la distribución de la riqueza por deciles, aplicada a esta fuente concreta. La tercera y última parte muestra algunos resultados provisionales, fundamentalmente, desde la perspectiva de las desigualdades entre grupos sociales, entre poblaciones rurales y urbanas y, finalmente, entre hombres y mujeres.

  4. Élites políticas en Sevilla durante la crisis de la Restauración (1898-1931 : bases sociales y control institucional

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    Leandro Álvarez Rey

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available Hasta una fecha relativamente reciente la ausencia de estudios referidos a la Sevilla contemporánea constituía uno de los vacíos más sobresalientes de su historiografía local. Esta situación contrastaba con el claro protagonismo histórico —no siempre reconocido— que la capital de la España del Sur había desempeñado durante el período que desembocó en la tragedia de 1936. En efecto, la Sevilla del primer tercio del siglo XX cumplía con creces los objetivos que, según el profesor Tedde de Lorca, la historia local o regional debe perseguir: su carácter de marco de referencia apropiado para examinar, con rigor y profundidad, algunos de los principales problemas de nuestra historia; cubrir vacíos de información, gracias a la observación de cuestiones locales mal o nunca exploradas, y someter las interpretaciones generalmente aceptadas al contraste empírico de nuevos halleizgos. Por todo ello, el estudio de —por ejemplo— los mecanismos de funcionamiento de la vida política local, en una ciudad donde convivieron y desarrollaron su actividad personalidades de la talla de Diego Martínez Barrio, Manuel Giménez Fenández, Pepe Díaz o Manuel Pal Conde, constituía un reto historiográfico de indudable interés.

  5. Estudio de la iglesia de San Miguel de Morón (Sevilla. Influencia de los cambios de humedad en la estabilidad del monumento

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    Barrios, J.

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available Most of the damages that the brick walls of historical buildings show, have the origin in capillary humidity. The way to remove this capillary humidities, is frequently by the deflection of the freatic level. This method causes the desiccation of the soil where lays the foundation of the building, and when the soil is constituted of clays of high plasticity, it happens processes of retraction, that causes the differential settling of the foundation, affecting negatively to the structure of the building. To explain this fact, we describe the studies realized in the foundation of the church of San Miguel in Morón, Sevilla.

    Gran parte de los daños que sufren las fábricas de las edificaciones históricas, tienen su origen en las humedades de capilaridad. Una de las propuestas para eliminarlas es la desviación o modificación del nivel freático. Ello trae consigo la desecación del terreno de apoyo de la cimentación, al pasar de un estado saturado a otro de humedad natural En aquellos casos en los que los suelos de apoyo de la cimentación estén constituidos por arcillas de alta plasticidad se producirían procesos de retracción, cuya consecuencia podría ser la aparición de asientos diferenciales, que afectarían de forma negativa a la estructura. Para explicar este fenómeno se describe el estudio realizado en la iglesia de San Miguel de Morón de la Frontera (Sevilla.

  6. Los orígenes de la exhibición cinematográfica en Sevilla a través de la prensa

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    Mónica Barrientos Bueno

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La prensa local diaria de Sevilla entre 1896 y 1906 se convierte en instrumento de indudable utilidad para el estudio y conocimiento de la llegada del cinematógrafo a la ciudad, suaceptación e implantación. Las informaciones al respecto, aunque aparecen dispersas y sinsistematizar, garantizan cronologías, títulos de películas junto a otros aspectos. Los datos obtenidos, al margen de particularidades locales, revelan que la realidad sevillana no difiere de otras. Se destacan y comentan siete artículos representativos que tratan la evolución de la fotografía hasta el cinematógrafo, el “enfrentamiento” de cine y teatro, la primera huelga de la industria en Sevilla, la política de algunos empresarios exhibidores y las informaciones de dos espacios –Salón Gaumont y Salón Imperial- en 1906.The Sevillian diary press from 1896 to 1906 becomes an important instrument to study and know of the arriving of the cinematograph to Seville, its acceptance and implantation. Although the press informations about cinema are scattered and disordered, chronologies,titles of films and others aspects are warranted. Despite of local aspects, the facts obtained, reveal that the Sevillian reality wasn´t different from others. Seven representative articles are commented: the photography evolution to the cinematograph, the confrontationbetween theatre and cinema, the first strike of exhibition industry in Seville, the customs of some managers and the information about two representative places in 1906: Salón Gaumont and Salón Imperial

  7. Los nombres de las redes en las «Ordenanzas de los cordoneros» (Sevilla, 24 de octubre de 1482

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    García Cornejo, Rosalía

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available This study concerns names of nets on the «Ordenanzas de los cordoneros» (1482 of Seville. The author's aim is to compare this short hand-written text with the printed Recopilacion de las Ordenanças of Seville (1527, the Ordenanças (1632 and the manuscript of the Ordenanzas of Malaga ([1556] 1989. These texts are analyzed in order to fix the form of the words, establish their etymology and trace their history in the development of Spanish. The author also offers some brief notes about other romance languages as aids to the understanding of the form of the words and their meaning.

    Este estudio versa sobre los nombres de las redes en las «Ordenanzas de los cordoneros» (1482 de Sevilla. El objetivo capital es comparar este breve texto manuscrito con los correspondientes, ya impresos, de la Recopilación de las Ordenanças de Sevilla (1527, de la Ordenanças (1632 y del manuscrito de las Ordenanzas de Málaga ([1556] 1989. El análisis tiene por objeto fijar la forma de las palabras, establecer su etimología y realizar un recorrido a través de su historia en la lengua española. En algunos casos, ofrecemos breves notas sobre otras lenguas romances, que son esenciales para comprender no sólo la forma de las palabras sino también su significado.

  8. Una nueva interpretación del Patio de la Casa de Contratación del Alcázar de Sevilla

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    Almagro, Antonio

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a review of the so called patio of the Casa de Contratación in Seville according to new data provided by recent research on the architecture of al-Andalus. Differing from traditional interpretations that supposed its origin to be in the eleventh century with two reforms in Almohad times, we propose the consideration of an initial Almohad period and successive Christian  transformations, the first of which probably took place in the times of Peter the 1st, in the middle of the fourteenth century, as part as a huge construction program carried out by the Castilian  monarch in the Alcazar of Seville.

    En el presente artículo se aborda una revisión del llamado patio de la casa de Contratación de Sevilla a la luz de los nuevos conocimientos que de la arquitectura andalusí nos han aportado las más recientes investigaciones. Frente a la interpretación tradicional de considerar su origen en el siglo XI y haber sufrido dos reformas de época almohade, proponemos considerar un primer momento de época almohade y sucesivas reformas cristianas, la primera de ellas posiblemente de tiempos de Pedro I, a mediados del siglo XIV, dentro de un gran programa constructivo desarrollado por el monarca castellano en el Alcázar de Sevilla.

  9. Universidades populares en España y su relación con la universidad suramericana Universidades populares em Espanha e sua relação com a universidade sul-americana Popular Universities in Spain and their Relationship with South American Universities

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    Juan Antonio López-Núñez

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    Full Text Available El trabajo presenta las claves para entender el Proyecto Universidad Popular, iniciado en España en 1901. Tras analizar brevemente su pasado, se explica su presente a través de la educación de adultos como filosofía de fondo, y se hace ver que en la actualidad no deja de estar vigente en nuestra sociedad. La principal nota característica de este proyecto es su organización en red, no solo a nivel nacional, sino que sus relaciones con otras universidades populares, sobre todo de Suramérica, constituyen su principal fuente de trabajo. A pesar de sus más de cien años de existencia en Europa y Suramérica, en la actualidad el proyecto es toda una institución de educación de adultos, por su peculiar oferta formativa, totalmente adaptada a las necesidades de sus alumnos.Este trabalho apresenta a clave para compreender o Projeto Universidade Popular, que começou em Espanha em 1901. Depois analisar seu passado, explica-se seu presente através da educação de adultos como filosofia de fundo, e descobre-se que na atualidade é em vigor na nossa sociedade. A característica principal deste projeto é sua organização em rede nacional. Suas relações com outras universidades populares, especialmente da América do Sul, são sua fonte de trabalho fundamental. No entanto sua antigüidade de mais de cem anos em Europa e América do Sul, na atualidade o projeto é uma instituição de educação de adultos por sua particular forma de oferta de formação, adaptada as necessidades dos alunos.This study outlines the aspects that are crucial to understanding the Popular University Project begun in Spain in 1901. After a brief historical analysis, its present situation is explained against the backdrop of adult education as an in-depth philosophy, and the project is shown to be valid even today, in our society. The primary feature of the project is its organization in the form of a network, not only nationwide, but in terms of its relationship with

  10. Bar Coliseo, en Sevilla

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    de la Peña Neila, Antonio

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    Full Text Available This bar is situated inside the «Coliseo» building, which houses a cinema, as well as a number of commercial establishments. In order not to break the unity of the total project, no attempt has been made to alter the exterior aspect of the bar. No attempt was made, either, to make it into an intimate, club type of bar, now so much in fashion. Rather has it been given a diaphanous style, seeking the best possible use of the floor space. The windows of the building are elongated, and there is an intermediate floor level, whose detailed structure is metallic. A cleverly designed staircase, of folded sheet metal connects the ground floor, the intermediate floor level and the restaurant. Materials were carefully chosen in accordance with their function. The colour scheme has a sustained unity throughout the building, and care has been taken to avoid surprising or vivid chromatic patterns. Ceramic enamels by the painter Santiago del Campo provide a feature of decoration on the ground floor, and also serve to cover up the return air ducts. On the top floor, the restaurant is fitted with coloured tile facings, the work of the Seville painters Maria Josefa Sánchez, María Dolores Sánchez and Emilio García Ortiz. The bottom joints of the timber beams, in conjunction with the tile patterns, is reminiscent of the traditional Sevillian habit of placing ceramic units between the timber framework of buildings. The initial problem of the architect was to combine the optimum functional efficiency and aesthetic quality of the project, and the final solution is undoubtedly successful.El establecimiento está situado dentro del edificio «Coliseo», complejo formado por una sala de cine, y con la parte lateral destinada a locales comerciales. Formando un conjunto único no se pensó nunca en transformar los revestimientos y molduras de fachada. Tampoco presidió la idea de conseguir un establecimiento íntimo «tipo Club», tan en boga actualmente, sino un establecimiento muy diáfano y un poco «de paso», con vistas al aprovechamiento máximo de la superficie y de su importante rentabilidad. Se rasgaron los huecos de fachada con objeto de aumentar sus luces, y se construyó una planta intermedia a base de elementos metálicos. Una escalera de palastro plegado enlaza la planta baja con la entreplanta y la del restaurante. La elección de materiales se llevó a cabo pensando en lograr un empleo adecuado a su función, y manteniendo una unidad de criterio en cuanto a entonación general de color, huyendo de efectos de cromatismo sorprendente y llamativo. En planta baja hay unos esmaltes cerámicos, obra del pintor Santiago del Campo, que, además de cumplir su misión específica de decoración, ocultan las tomas en el conducto de aspiración de aire viciado. En el restaurante —planta alta— existen unos revestimientos de azulejos decorados, obras de los pintores sevillanos María Josefa Sánchez, María Dolores Sánchez y Emilio García Ortiz. La unión inferior de vigas con madera machihembrada, unida a los azulejos, recuerda la construcción tradicional sevillana de colocar piezas cerámicas entre la viguería de los forjados de madera. El hacer compatible la máxima utilización de un local con la estética del mismo, fue el problema que se planteó y que ha sido resuelto acertadamente.

  11. PROFESSIONALISATION OF NURSING IN ENGLAND AND SPAIN: A Comparative Study

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    The publication of this book is the result of the close collaboration,both in terms of research as well as in students and faculty exchanges that has existed for a long time between Laurea Polytechnic, in Finland, and the University of Valencia, Spain. Through the initiative of Laurea Polytechnic, the research of Dr. Ramón Camaño-Puig that led to his European Doctorate, is now brought to the public with the title of “Professionalisation of Nursing in England and Spain: A Comparative Study”. W...

  12. PROSPECCIÓN ARQUEOLÓGICA DEL QHAPAQ ÑAN EN EL TRAMO SEVILLA-NIZAG DE CARA A UN APROVECHAMIENTO SOCIOCULTURAL (CHIMBORAZO, ECUADOR (Archaeological Survey of the Qhapaq Ñan in the Sevilla-Nizag Section Towards a Socio-Cultural Appreciation (Chimborazo, Ecuador

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    Full Text Available Tras la declaración del Qhapaq Ñan o Camino Principal Andino como Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad por parte de la UNESCO (22 de julio de 2014, en Ecuador se aceleraron los proyectos de prospección y estudio de los tramos del camino mejor conservados. Es el caso del tramo de algo más de 4 km de largo presentado en este estudio y que se sitúa entre las comunidades de Sevilla y Nizag (Alausí, asociado a un importante pucará como es el de Pumallacta. En el estudio se presentan los resultados de la prospección arqueológica superficial y dejamos el camino abierto para implementar futuros proyectos de restauración, conservación y dinamización del sitio. ENGLISH: As a result of the declaration of the Qhapaq Ñan or Main Andean Road as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO (22 July 2014, survey projects and the study of the best preserved segments of the road in Ecuador were accelerated. This is the case for a more than 4 km segment that is described in this study and that is located between the communities of Sevilla and Nizag (Alausí and is associated with an important site, Pumallacta. In this study the results of archaeological survey are presented, leaving the path open for future restoration, conservation and site invigoration development projects.

  13. A vuelta con la Torre Pelli: la polémica creada con la pretensión de exclusión de Patrimonio de la Humanidad de monumentos en Sevilla

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    Ángel Cabral González-Sicilia

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    Full Text Available España debe estar orgullosa de tener uno de los ordenamientos jurídicos con mayor tradición, a nivel internacional, en la defensa y protección de su vastísimo patrimonio cultural y de las expresiones histórico-artísticas en orden a que futuras generaciones puedan admirar y disfrutar de ese legado, llegando a acuñar conceptos que contribuyen de forma eficaz y efectiva a conservar y realzar los bienes auspiciados tales como el entorno, la armonía del paisaje, la perspectiva o el propio campo visual o perceptivo, al objeto de evitar e impedir la posible contaminación del mismo, y anteponiéndose a conceptos que hoy día aún se discuten en la doctrina. Por otra parte, todos estamos y debemos estar sometidos al imperio del ordenamiento jurídico aplicable y al principio de seguridad jurídica (tanto a nivel internacional como a nivel de unión europea, como a nivel nacional, autonómico y local. Y si ello fuese así, que es como debería de ser, desde la propia comunidad internacional no se podrían admitir y deberían ser repudiados los informes que se han ido sucediendo desde ICOMOS en orden a pretender hacer peligrar la declaración de patrimonio de la Humanidad de que gozan la Catedral de Sevilla, la Lonja o Archivo de Indias y los Reales Alcázares, al estimar, que nunca probar, que la construcción de la denominada Torre Pelli supone una “amenaza” aún cuando ésta no pueda verse, a nivel de viandante, desde los tres monumentos inscritos, siendo sus estados de conservación excepcionalmente buenos. Dado que los Estados partes han de acatar los postulados de la Convención Internacional sobre la protección del patrimonio mundial, cultural y natural de 1972, del mismo modo y con mayor rigor aún si cabe, deberían acatarlo quienes se erigen como inspectores del estado de conservación de ese patrimonio, cosa que por ICOMOS no se sigue, y desde estas páginas denunciamos a los efectos de que sean corregidos. Spain should be proud

  14. Red Beads and Love Magic. Cross-Cultural Exchanges Between Spain and new Spain in Modern Era

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    Carla Andreia Martins Torres

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    Full Text Available This paper is about the significance of particular red beads used in love magic during the 17th and 18th centuries, specifically on the construction of symbolic universe through perceptions based on «others» materiality. It aims to provide a connected studied between Spain and New Spain through the histories of the gipsy Generosa Vicente and mestiza Margarita Palacios recovered from the Inquisition authorities notes. This is the way to understand the extent to which cross-cultural contacts privilege the transmission of ideas associated with objects, and how they were used apparently with similar purposes but with a very different meaning.

  15. Heart of Spain

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    Sánchez-Biosca, Vicente

    1991-01-01

    Heart of Spain no es sólo el título de un film sobre la guerra civil española; es también una constante apelación y una retórica. Una metáfora biológica que se muda en sentimental y a la que se refiere repetidamente el cine de la posguerra. Coloquemos junto a esta metáfora otra que le suele acompañar, también física: la herida. Es así como toma cuerpo el universo al que remiten los films de la posguerra: por una parte, apelando a la grandeza ampulosa del corazón español, corazó...

  16. CAS Introduction to Accelerator Physics in Spain

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    The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the University of Granada jointly organised a course called "Introduction to Accelerator Physics" in Granada, Spain, from 28 October to 9 November, 2012.   The course attracted over 200 applicants, of whom 139 were selected to attend. The students were of 25 different nationalities, coming from countries as far away as Australia, China, Guatemala and India. The intensive programme comprised 38 lectures, 3 seminars, 4 tutorials where the students were split into three groups, a poster session and 7 hours of guided and private study. Feedback from the students was very positive, praising the expertise of the lecturers, as well as the high standard and quality of their lectures. CERN's Director-General, Rolf Heuer, gave a public lecture at the Parque de las Ciencias entitled "The Large Hadron Collider: Unveiling the Universe". In addition to the academic programme, the students had the opportunity to visit the well...

  17. Relación entre los trastornos del sueño y los hábitos en el dormir en la población infantil de Sevilla

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    Estudio de prevalencia sobre los hábitos y trastornos del sueño en la población infantil de Sevilla. Se ponen en relación hábitos y trastornos para establecer una relación causal Los objetivos de este trabajo se van a centrar en los tres puntos siguientes: 1- Estudiar los hábitos higiénicos del sueño en la población infantil de sevilla y la prevalencia de sus alteraciones del sueño. 2- Establecer, en la medida de lo posible, una relación causal entre hábitos del dormir y trastorno...

  18. Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) (8th, Madrid, Spain, June 26-29, 2015)

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    Santos, Olga Cristina, Ed.; Boticario, Jesus Gonzalez, Ed.; Romero, Cristobal, Ed.; Pechenizkiy, Mykola, Ed.; Merceron, Agathe, Ed.; Mitros, Piotr, Ed.; Luna, Jose Maria, Ed.; Mihaescu, Cristian, Ed.; Moreno, Pablo, Ed.; Hershkovitz, Arnon, Ed.; Ventura, Sebastian, Ed.; Desmarais, Michel, Ed.

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    The 8th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2015) is held under auspices of the International Educational Data Mining Society at UNED, the National University for Distance Education in Spain. The conference held in Madrid, Spain, July 26-29, 2015, follows the seven previous editions (London 2014, Memphis 2013, Chania 2012,…

  19. Validating a Measure of Teacher Intentions to Integrate Technology in Education in Turkey, Spain and the USA

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    Perkmen, Serkan; Antonenko, Pavlo; Caracuel, Alfonso

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    The main purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the Teacher Intentions to Integrate Technology in Education Scale using pre-service teacher samples from three countries on three continents--Turkey, Spain and the United States. Study participants were 550 pre-service teachers from three universities in Turkey, Spain and the USA (219,…

  20. 77 FR 18861 - Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil, India, Japan, and Spain; Scheduling of Expedited Five-Year Reviews

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    ... COMMISSION Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil, India, Japan, and Spain; Scheduling of Expedited Five-Year... orders on stainless steel bar from Brazil, India, Japan, and Spain would be likely to lead to... Inc. Co., Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., and Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. to be...

  1. Análisis de frecuencia de avenidas del río Genil en Écija (Sevilla), en relación con la ocupación urbana de su llanura de inundación

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    Fernández, I.; Olivas, E.; Cerón García, Juan Carlos

    2000-01-01

    The city of Ecija (Sevilla), had been suffered along history several destructives events of floods. Regulation of river basin made in the 60s, was not sufficient to finish completely the overbank problems over the city. This problem was increased because of the fast urban growth, aimed towards the inundation plain occupation. To obtain a quantitative knowledge of problem, were made a floods frecuency analysis of Cenil River in Ecija; and after this were plotted a floods risk map considering t...

  2. La cimentación por arquerías invertidas en el edificio histórico de la Fábrica de Tabacos de la Universidad de Sevilla

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    González-García de Velasco, C.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to ratify the conclusions of a work first published by the journal Informes de la Construcción (Vol. 63, issue 521, 2011, that described the existence of foundations made of brick, and ruled out the existence of archaeological remains under the foundations of the “Fábrica de Tabacos” of the University of Seville. This new work also describes the researches carried out “in situ” during the excavations of those galleries, which have increased the studied foundations knowledge. The main conclusions of this study are two: the inexistence of underground archaeological remains; and the knowledge of the real foundation, formerly designed as isolated prismatic brick piles, but complemented by lattices of inverted arches that help prismatic foundations to expand their contact areas on the ground. This foundation system is also braced and connected by the brick arches, to avoid differential settlements, and to strength the building against earthquakes.El presente trabajo ratifica las conclusiones de un anterior trabajo nuestro publicado por la revista Informes de la Construcción (Vol. 63, nº 521, 2011, referente a la cimentación de la Real Fábrica de Tabacos de la Universidad de Sevilla. Por otra parte, este nuevo trabajo describe las investigaciones llevadas a cabo in situ posteriormente, durante la realización de galerías subterráneas bajo el edificio, y aporta nuevos datos sobre la cimentación de la Fábrica. Las principales conclusiones del presente trabajo son la constatación de la inexistencia de restos arqueológicos anteriores a la construcción del edificio; y el descubrimiento de que la cimentación por zapatas de ladrillo aisladas se complementa con una cimentación reticular profunda, de arcos invertidos que ayudan a las zapatas prismáticas a ampliar sus áreas de contacto con el terreno, al tiempo que acodalan y conectan entre sí las citadas zapatas de ladrillo, evitando asientos diferenciales y reforzando

  3. Reconstruir la historia del turismo a través de la prensa: la evolución del espacio turístico de Sevilla (1915-2015

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    Arsenio Villar Lama

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Sevilla representa uno de los destinos turísticos urbanos más significativos de España. Sin embargo, dicha relevancia no se ve acompañada de una literatura científica equivalente. El objetivo de este artículo es explotar las fuentes hemerográficas (prensa y revistas como base documental para reconstruir la historia del turismo de la ciudad de Sevilla y analizar la evolución de su espacio turístico desde principios del siglo XX hasta la actualidad. En total se recopilan 629 documentos en prensa, entre noticias, anuncios, reportajes y artículos de opinión; que se categorizan en los principales elementos del sistema turístico: accesos y movilidad, alojamiento, demanda, recursos monumentales y oferta complementaria, y política turística. La reconstrucción histórica se ha sintetizado en 7 grandes etapas, permitiendo describir y cartografiar la trayectoria histórica del turismo en la ciudad. Este documento es una contribución inédita en Sevilla y una aportación complementaria a estudios análogos en otros destinos urbanos.

  4. Origin and developement of the arts and profesional schools in Spain Origen y desarrollo de las Escuelas de Artes y Oficios en España

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    Ana MONTERO PEDRERA

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    Full Text Available The professional formation was looked upon as a group of eminetly practical teaching in the XIX century in Spain. In the 1886 on, the professional schools began spreading all over Spain with a innidle propose: to provide a basic educational level for the middle and low social classes. Un exemple of this we can find in the Schools of «Artes y Oficios» (Some kind af technical colleges of Seville, which originaly started from the Royal Economic Society of the friends of the Country. This society gave truition for the formation of the future craftmanship and situation of a province with mamy atrouble of the working class: this obvionsly contributed to a better social situation.La Formación Profesional durante el siglo XIX en España eran concebida como unas enseñanzas eminentemente prácticas. A partir de 1886 comenzaron a extenderse por toda la península con una función: proporcionar un nivel básico a las clases sociales medias y bajas. Como ejemplo de todas estas instituciones proponemos la Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Sevilla, que tuvo su origen en la Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País, contribuyendo a la elevación del nivel educativo de un sector desfavorecido de la población.

  5. Revitalización parcial del Hospital de las Cinco Llagas de Sevilla como sede del Parlamento de Andalucía

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    Rodríguez Pérez, Pedro

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    Full Text Available The Hospital of the Cinco Llagas of Sevilla was designed by Martín Gaínza in the middle of XVI century. It had patient's rooms disposed in the form of a double cross surrounded by patios with exterior perimetric aisles making up a large rectangular floor. The church, created by Hernán Ruiz el Mozo, is located in the principal patio and, with its height and its grim volume, it dominates the horizontal mass of the whole, representing a magnificent background for the esplanade which separates it from the Almohad city walls. Tills remarkable building which had preserved its medical function until a little longer than a decade ago, has been the seat of the Parliament of Andalucía since 28 February, 1992. This article is a brief summary of the history of the Hospital, its condition at the beginning of the eighties and of the studies, projects and the works carried out on the building in order to restore it and adapt it to the new use.

    El Hospital de las Cinco Llagas de Sevilla fue trazado por Martín de Gaínza a mediados del siglo XVI, disponiendo las salas de enfermos en doble crucero y rodeándolas por patios cuyas naves perimetrales exteriores completan una gran planta rectangular. La iglesia, creada por Hernán Ruíz el Mozo, se sitúa en el patio principal, dominando con su gran altura y su severo volumen la masa horizontal del conjunto, soberbio telón de fondo de la explanada que lo separa de la muralla almohade de la ciudad. El notable edificio, que ha conservado su función sanitaria hasta hace poco más de una década, es desde el veintiocho de febrero de 1992 la sede del Parlamento de Andalucía. Este artículo es un apretado resumen de la historia del viejo Hospital, de su estado a principio de los años ochenta y de los estudios, proyectos y obras llevadas a cabo sobre él para restaurarlo y adaptarlo a los nuevos usos.

  6. Protocolo y relaciones públicas de Estado los días nacionales en la Exposición Universal de Sevilla de 1992

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    Otero Alvarado, María Teresa

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    Investigación de la fundamentación teórica del protocolo y sus relaciones con otras disciplinas (comunicación y relaciones públicas). Análisis protocolario de los días nacionales y de honor, para demostrar que constituyen acciones de relaciones públicas estatales dentro del macro-acontecimiento EXPO'92.|

  7. Predictors of advanced disease and late presentation in new HIV diagnoses reported to the surveillance system in Spain

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    Jesús Oliva

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    Conclusions: Despite universal health care coverage in Spain, men, immigrants and people infected through drug use or heterosexual contact seem to be experiencing difficulties in gaining timely access to HIV care.

  8. Biology curriculum in twentieth-century Spain

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    Barberá, Óscar; Zanón, Beatriz; Pérez-Pl, José Francisco

    1999-01-01

    One hundred years of history of Spanish biology curricula are reviewed in this article. The aim of this analysis is focused on the relationship between socially controversial biological issues and the decisionmaking procedures in the construction of the national curricula published under the different regimes that have governed Spain over the last 100 years. The study covers the secondary level of schooling (age 10 up to university), and is based mainly on the data afforded by the official publications of the nine national curricula in twentieth-century Spain, and some of the main textbooks used for this schooling level. Special attention is given to the teaching of evolution, the most sensitive issue in biology education, and some parallelisms are traced and compared with similar phenomena occurring in other countries. The new trends in biology education from the last reform of the Spanish education system are briefly discussed. This study provides a perspective of the pressures affecting socially controversial issues included in education. These pressures have been identified mainly as political, social, and religious beliefs held by powerful and influential social groups, the same kinds of forces that have existed in other countries worldwide. Studies such as this one, about the real forces that have shaped curriculum development in the past, are vital for understanding the present circumstances in biology education and, therefore, unavoidable in order to enhance future standards in biology education.

  9. Demand for radiotherapy in Spain.

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    Rodríguez, A; Borrás, J M; López-Torrecilla, J; Algara, M; Palacios-Eito, A; Gómez-Caamaño, A; Olay, L; Lara, P C

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    Assessing the demand for radiotherapy in Spain based on existing evidence to estimate the human resources and equipment needed so that every person in Spain has access to high-quality radiotherapy when they need it. We used data from the European Cancer Observatory on the estimated incidence of cancer in Spain in 2012, along with the evidence-based indications for radiotherapy developed by the Australian CCORE project, to obtain an optimal radiotherapy utilisation proportion (OUP) for each tumour. About 50.5 % of new cancers in Spain require radiotherapy at least once over the course of the disease. Additional demand for these services comes from reradiation therapy and non-melanoma skin cancer. Approximately, 25-30 % of cancer patients with an indication for radiotherapy do not receive it due to factors that include access, patient preference, familiarity with the treatment among physicians, and especially resource shortages, all of which contribute to its underutilisation. Radiotherapy is underused in Spain. The increasing incidence of cancer expected over the next decade and the greater frequency of reradiations necessitate the incorporation of radiotherapy demand into need-based calculations for cancer services planning.

  10. What Does "International University" Mean at a European Bilingual University? the Role of Languages and Culture

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    Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan Manuel

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    Internationalisation has brought about remarkable changes at universities all over the world. In the case of the University of the Basque Country (Spain) this is reflected in the increasing presence of English-medium instruction. This paper examines two issues: the university community's perception of (1) the term "international…

  11. University internships in Spain: what is missing for its stakeholders? (Prácticas de empresa universitarias en España: ¿qué echan de menos los protagonistas?

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    Francisco Alberto Vallejo Peña

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to analyze the performance of the current university internship programs, with a particular focus on the present needs of the main stakeholders: the students and businesses. The study draws on the interpretive perspective of organizational culture (Berger and Luckmann, which stresses the difficulty of integrating subworlds with different codes, practices and habits. The results of a case study on the program run by University of Cadiz are then presented through a qualitative analysis. Otherwise, the conclusions have been compared with those obtained in recent research conducted by Spanish universities (Granada, UNED, Politécnica de Valencia, Politécnica de Madrid, Carlos III and Lleida. | El propósito de este estudio es abordar el actual desempeño de los programas de prácticas de empresa universitarias, tratando de enfatizar en las actuales necesidades de sus protagonistas: estudiantes y empresas. El trabajo se basa en la perspectiva interpretativa de la cultura organizacional (Berger y Luckmann, que resalta las dificultadas que implica la integración de submundos regidos por diferentes códigos, prácticas y hábitos. Para ello se exponen los resultados de un estudio cualitativo basado en un programa desarrollado en la Universidad de Cádiz. Sus conclusiones han sido, a su vez, contrastadas por las obtenidas en otras investigaciones recientes en universidades españolas (Granada, UNED, Politécnica de Valencia, Politécnica de Madrid, Carlos III y Lleida.

  12. Geochemical exploration in the Montseny Mountains (NE Spain)

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    A five year program of systematic multi-element geochemical exploration of the Catalonian Coastal Ranges has been initiated by the Geological Survey of Autonomic Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) and the Department of Geological and Geophysical Exploration (University of Barcelona). This paper reports the first stage results of this regional survey, covering an area of 530 km2 in the Montseny Mountains, NE of Barcelona (Spain). Stream sediments for metals and stream waters fo...

  13. Jóvenes vulnerables a la entrada del mercado de trabajo: visualización de ego-redes en Talleres Prelaborales de la Zona Norte de Sevilla

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    Rosario Izquierdo Chaparro

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    Full Text Available Este artículo explora algunas posibilidades de la visualización de redes egocéntricas como herramienta metodológica para realizar entrevistas cualitativas y para la evaluación de programas de Formación y Empleo. Se describe un estudio de casos de adolescentes en riesgo de exclusión que han iniciado su transición hacia el primer empleo en un recurso de formación y empleo del Ayuntamiento de Sevilla: los Talleres Prelaborales de la zona norte. La visualización se revela como una técnica metodológica capaz de aportar abundante información cualitativa sobre sus pautas relacionales y sus actitudes ante el empleo, además de reforzar las habilidades adquiridas en los Talleres. A partir de la percepción que los y las jóvenes tienen de sus redes egocéntricas, se refuerzan aspectos cognitivos que potencian su desarrollo personal, revelándose la utilidad del ARS para una mejor comprensión y una potenciación de las transiciones hacia un mercado de trabajo que presenta un fuerte cierre social ante este colectivo vulnerable.

  14. El Hospital de Santa Marta de Sevilla: actividades y gestión económica (siglos XV a XVII

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    Hernández Borreguero, José Julián

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    Full Text Available During more than four centuries the Santa Marta Hospital of Seville developed the aim of his founder in 1404: give food to the poor. For this the Hospital rented their properties and could achieve its targets. All the economic process was supervised by the Cathedral Council of Seville. In this article the activities of this entity are analyzed through its accounting books.Durante más de cuatro siglos el Hospital de Santa Marta de Sevilla desempeñó la función que le encomendó su fundador en 1404: dar alimento a los pobres. Para ello contaba con la propiedad de una serie de bienes inmuebles que arrendaba y dotaciones económicas que le permitían desarrollar holgadamente sus fines. Toda su gestión económica era tutelada y supervisada por el Cabildo Catedral hispalense. En este artículo se analizan las actividades realizadas por esta entidad a partir de los registros contables conservados sobre su gestión económica.

  15. Actitudes de adolescentes hacia la salud: evaluación de un programa escolar de promoción de la salud en Sevilla, España

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    Marta Lima Serrano

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se examinaron diferencias en las actitudes hacia la salud en el alumnado de cuarto año de educación secundaria obligatoria de Sevilla, el cual fue dividido en dos grupos en función de su participación en el programa "Forma Joven" de promoción de la salud. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo y bivariante. No se observaron diferencias significativas en las características sociodemográficas de los dos grupos, considerándose homogéneos. Las actitudes también fueron similares en ambos; únicamente se encontraron diferencias estadísticas en el grado de peligrosidad asignado a dos de las trece situaciones viales expuestas: "no usar el cinturón de seguridad" e "ir en un vehículo cuando el conductor ha bebido", siendo menor el asignado por los participantes en el programa. Esto coincide con lo verificado en trabajos previos e invita a reflexionar sobre la falta de efectividad de este tipo de programas. En el caso del programa "Forma Joven" podría atribuirse a una deficiente sistematización en su implementación. Sería recomendable proponer intervenciones para aumentar su efectividad.

  16. Nodos, redes y áreas de influencia ferroviaria en la articulación territorial de la provincia de Sevilla

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    Antonio Gavira Narváez

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    Full Text Available Los cambios socioeconómicos y territoriales acontecidos principalmente desde la década de los noventa en la provincia de Sevilla han ocasionado que muchos municipios dependan directa - mente del mercado laboral de la capital sevillana o de algunos de los núcleos de su aglomeración, como Alcalá de Guadaíra o Dos Hermanas. Este nuevo contexto socioeconómico se ha topado, en general, con la escasa adecuación de los medios públicos de transporte a las necesidades de los usuarios. Ante estos problemas, las diferentes Administraciones están promoviendo la diversificación de la oferta actual de transporte público, incorporando opciones más respetuosas con el medio ambiente, como el ferrocarril convencional, metro o tranvía. Asimismo, se apuesta por el uso combinado de diferentes medios de transporte, siendo la base de los desplazamientos el ir a pie o en bicicleta, completado principalmente por los diferentes modos ferroviarios y por el autobús. Medios colectivos que son idóneos para descongestionar grandes arterias y cubrir rutas que son utilizadas con asiduidad por grandes grupos de población.

  17. La práctica del fútbol entre mujeres bolivianas en Sevilla. Redes sociales, trayectorias migratorias y relaciones de género

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    Juliane Müller

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Los inmigrados en España, especialmente de países andinos, han constituido un movimiento asociativoemergente que ha tomado cuerpo en ligas autogestionadas de fútbol y futsal. En dichas ligas la participaciónfemenina es significativa. ¿Cómo entender esta práctica deportiva de las mujeres? Este artículo se centra enel estudio de redes migratorias, sociales y laborales para entender la práctica del fútbol y su influencia en lasrelaciones de género. Su objetivo es analizar las estrategias de los migrantes y explicar cómo las redes migratoriasy sociales de arribo han incidido en la formación y potencialidad de este espacio, así como en el desenvolvimientode los equipos; ejemplificado, en este caso, en el equipo Bolivia de Sevilla donde la autoraparticipó como etnógrafa-jugadora. Con tal fin, se ha utilizado un enfoque empírico, social y procesual queme ha permitido analizar los cambios en el deporte como proceso paralelo al avance de las trayectoriasmigratorias y de las relaciones de pareja.

  18. Religión oficial y religiosidad popular en el marco del Real Convento de San Pablo de Sevilla durante el siglo XVIII

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    Carlos José Romero Mensaque

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    Full Text Available El Real Convento de San Pablo de Sevilla, de la Orden de Predicadores, ha sido desde su fundación en el siglo XIII, un centro de capital importancia en la conformación de la religiosidad de la ciudad, tanto en su vertiente ortodoxa u oficial orientada hacia una élite socio-económica, como en la más popular e integradora de las grandes masas. Durante el siglo XVIII, época de máxima efervescencia de la religiosidad barroca, conviven en este cenobio y bajo la tutela dominica dos significadas corporaciones, que son paradigmas de ambas tendencias.The "San Pablo» Royal Convent of Seville, of Preachers' Order, has been from its foundation in the century XIII one center of cardinal importance in the conformation of the religiousness of the city, so much in its orthodox or official slope orientated towards a socio-economic elite, since (as, like in the most popular and of integration of the big masses. During the century XVIII, epoch of maximum effervescence of the baroque religiousness, they coexist in this monastery and under the guardianship Dominican two important corporations, which are paradigms of both trends.

  19. Preparativos del viaje de Diego de Nicuesa para poblar la Tierra Firme. Sevilla y los mercaderes del comercio atlántico (1509

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    Mena García, Carmen

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    Full Text Available On these pages we reveal absolutely new aspects of Alonso de Ojeda and Diego de Nicuesa’s expedition to the Tierra Firme. In particular, we pay attention to the preparations carried out by Nicuesa in Seville, whose expenses and mishaps were reflected both in the accounts of Matienzo’s Treasury book and Seville’s notary records. In our research, a trading network emerges with a noticeable predominance of Basque and Genovese merchants interested in the Atlantic trade and who actively participated in the service of the flotilla of Tierra Firme.

    Desvelamos en estas páginas aspectos absolutamente novedosos de la expedición de Alonso de Ojeda y Diego de Nicuesa a la Tierra Firme. En especial, nos preocupamos por investigar los preparativos realizados en solitario por Nicuesa en Sevilla, cuyos gastos y vicisitudes quedaron reflejados tanto en el libro de cuentas del tesorero Matienzo como en los registros notariales hispalenses. Todo un entramado mercantil aflora en nuestra pesquisa con un notorio predominio de los comerciantes vascos y genoveses interesados en el comercio atlántico, que ahora participan activamente al servicio de la flotilla de Tierra Firme.

  20. Percepciones de teleformadores del Instituto de Formación y Estudios Sociales de Sevilla sobre la teleformación

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    Bárbara Fernández Robles

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Nos encontramos en una sociedad en constante cambio y evolución, por ello, las  necesidades de formación se prolongan más allá de los primeros estudios profesionalizadores y se extienden a lo largo de toda la vida. En este contexto, la teleformación da respuesta a la necesidad de reciclaje profesional y formación permanente de las personas ocupadas, ya que les aporta flexibilidad para actualizar su conocimiento. En la  investigación que presentamos se  analizan los factores que influyen  en la formación de personas ocupadas impartida a través de teleformación, con el objetivo de conocer las variables que hay que tener en cuenta en el diseño instruccional y en la puesta en marcha de las acciones formativas. El enfoque que se utilizó fue mixto, en concreto, los instrumentos que se utilizaron fueron: cuestionario y entrevista. La muestra estaba compuesta por 20 teleformadores de personas ocupadas y por la coordinadora de los teleformadores del Instituto  de Formación y Estudios Sociales de Sevilla.

  1. Computers and Mathematics

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    1989-01-01

    of Hopf Bifurcation E. Freire , E. Garnero, E. Ponce, University of Sevilla, Spain ............................ 109 Application of the Reduce Computer...L. Finkelstein.................... 27 D. Rockrnore .................... 156 E. Freire ........................ 109 C. J1. Roehrig...Uni- versity, 1985. 59 Classicality of Trigonal Curves of Genus Five Paulo Viana 1 M.I.T. Massachussets Institute of Technology and P.U.C. Pontificia

  2. Perfiles docentes para el espacio europeo de educación superior (EEES en el ámbito universitario español. [Profiles of University Professors in Spain for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA].

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    Rodríguez-Gómez, Gregorio

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the findings of a research study of professors’ profiles for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA conducted in five spanish universities. Through the application of qualitative methods of inquiry, the perceptions of several groups of university professors over the principal teaching qualifications necessary for the coordination of higher education throughout the European Union have been obtained. Data analysis indicates a significant discrepancy between actual Spanish professors and those required by EHEA. It has also made possible the detailed description of teaching competency profiles that professors believe to be fundamental for the new functions demanded of them in the present changing social and educational situation. En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de una investigación llevada a cabo en cinco universidades españolas sobre los perfiles docentes que demanda el EEES. Utilizando procedimientos de corte cualitativo se han obtenido en dos momentos consecutivos las percepciones de grupos de profesores sobre las principales competencias docentes necesarias para la armonización de la educación superior en la UE. El análisis de los datos indica, por una parte, la discrepancia entre los tipos de profesores actualmente existentes y los percibidos como necesarios; por otra, ha posibilitado la descripción pormenorizada de los perfiles de competencias docentes que el profesorado percibe como fundamentales para el ejercicio de las nuevas funciones que se le demandan en estos momentos.

  3. Spain: Democracy and the Military.

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    four maritime zones, the Bay of Biscay, Straits of Gibraltar, Mediterranean, and Canary Islands , and the Commander of the Fleet. The fleet is divided...tasks of the other three Air Force commands in the Canary Islands zone. [77] Spain’s para-military forces number 64,000 in the Guardia Civil and 40,000 in...the surprise winner in the Galicia regional election this Fall. Fraga’s formula for a stable Spain is a "grand right" based on his own small but

  4. Edaphic behaviour of several species of Cistus in the Green Corridor of Guadiamar (Spain

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    Francisco Gómez Mercado

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Species of the genus Cistus are woody shrubs that are noteworthy for their use in forest restoration, and have often been used as characteristic species of the higher syntaxonomical units. In this paper we address their limits of tolerance and optimum development in terms of edaphic factors. The area of study is the "Green Corridor" of Guadiamar, a narrow strip of land that connects two large protected sites: the "Doñana Natural Park and National Park" and the "Aracena y Picos de Aroche" and "Sierra Norte de Sevilla" Natural Parks in Andalusia (Spain. We worked with six species (C. albidus, C. ladanifer, C. monspeliensis, C. populifolius, C. crispus and C. salviifolius detected at 14 sites. In each of these sites, a soil sample and a phytosociological inventory were taken. The soil variables analyzed were exchangeable calcium, exchangeable magnesium, exchangeable sodium, exchangeable potassium, total carbonate, moisture content at saturation and pH. Among sampled species, C. albidus is the most tolerant to presence of calcium and carbonate, with a soil pH preferably close to neutral or moderately basic. Although not strictly a calcareous species, its ability to compete is nevertheless favoured in these environments. C. crispus appears in the soils with the lowest exchangeable bases, total carbonates, pH and moisture content at saturation. C. ladanifer is noted in soils with a low level of total carbonates. C. populifolius is associated with the highest moisture content at saturation. C. monspeliensis is the species that has the largest tolerance range, especially for pH values, and is the most xerophytic. C. salviifolius presents an intermediate behaviour respect to most of the variables, with a preference for moderately acid environments, although no strictly.

  5. Quality Assurance in University Guidance Services

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    Simon, Alexandra

    2014-01-01

    In Europe there is no common quality assurance framework for the delivery of guidance in higher education. Using a case study approach in four university career guidance services in England, France and Spain, this article aims to study how quality is implemented in university career guidance services in terms of strategy, standards and models,…

  6. In Spain, Inbreeding Threatens Academe

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    2007-01-01

    With 25 years of teaching experience at Spain's top-ranked veterinary school, 58 articles in prestigious international journals, and numerous patents to her name, Victoria Lopez Rodas would be a strong candidate for any academic job in her field. So when she took a national qualifying examination for a full professorship in animal science last…

  7. Ecuadorian youth, social and geographic mobility and higher education in Spain and Ecuador. Unequal educational trajectories in times of crises

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    Cristina Vega Solís

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    Full Text Available In the paper we analyze the inequalities that emerge from and are reproduced in Ecuadorian’s higher education trajectories in the context of economic crises. We focus on the strategies that these youth and their families employ for social mobility as well as the role of public policy in these processes. We examine the trajectories of three groups: sons and daughters of the 2000 migration wave from Ecuador to Spain who study at universities in Spain, those who have returned to Ecuador for their studies, and Ecuadorians who move to Spain in order to carry out postgraduate studies, some of them funded by scholarships from the Ecuadorian government. The research project employed a qualitative methodology based on interviews, focus groups and a survey with Ecuadorians in Spain who took the entrance exam for admittance into Ecuador’s public university system. Our findings highlight the varied forms of capitals that these diverse students employ, as well as the social and economic constraints that they encounter. In a period of economic crisis in Spain, the first group of students must often downgrade their expectations in order to continue their studies. Their experience contrasts starkly with Ecuadorians undertaking postgraduate studies in Spain, whose heterogenous trajectories are upwardly and geographically mobile. The case of the return university students to Ecuador shows us that education is inserted into a broader strategy that depends on transnational networks shaped over more than a decade of Ecuador-Spain migration.

  8. Cancer incidence in Spain, 2015.

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    Galceran, J; Ameijide, A; Carulla, M; Mateos, A; Quirós, J R; Rojas, D; Alemán, A; Torrella, A; Chico, M; Vicente, M; Díaz, J M; Larrañaga, N; Marcos-Gragera, R; Sánchez, M J; Perucha, J; Franch, P; Navarro, C; Ardanaz, E; Bigorra, J; Rodrigo, P; Bonet, R Peris

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    Periodic cancer incidence estimates of Spain from all existing population-based cancer registries at any given time are required. The objective of this study was to present the current situation of cancer incidence in Spain. The Spanish Network of Cancer Registries (REDECAN) estimated the numbers of new cancer cases occurred in Spain in 2015 by applying the incidence-mortality ratios method. In the calculus, incidence data from population-based cancer registries and mortality data of all Spain were used. In 2015, nearly a quarter of a million new invasive cancer cases were diagnosed in Spain, almost 149,000 in men (60.0%) and 99,000 in women. Globally, the five most common cancers were those of colon-rectum, prostate, lung, breast and urinary bladder. By gender, the four most common cancers in men were those of prostate (22.4%), colon-rectum (16.6%), lung (15.1%) and urinary bladder (11.7%). In women, the most common ones were those of breast (28.0%), colon-rectum (16.9%), corpus uteri (6.2%) and lung (6.0%). In recent years, cancer incidence in men seems to have stabilized due to the fact that the decrease in tobacco-related cancers compensates for the increase in other types of cancer like those of colon and prostate. In women, despite the stabilization of breast cancer incidence, increased incidence is due, above all, to the rise of colorectal and tobacco-related cancers. To reduce these incident cancer cases, improvement of smoking control policies and extension of colorectal cancer screening should be the two priorities in cancer prevention for the next years.

  9. Elasticidad precio de la demanda y perfil de los usuarios de la parada “Pablo de Olavide" de Metro de Sevilla || Price Elasticity of Demand and Profile of “Pablo de Olavide" Metro Stop's Users of Seville Metro

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    Hernández-Díaz, Alfredo G.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo mostramos los resultados más relevantes obtenidos en un proceso de encuestación a 300 usuarios de la estación “Pablo de Olavide" del metro de Sevilla. El objetivo del trabajo es doble: por un lado, analizar el perfil del usuario (motivaciones por las que usan el metro, intermodalidad y flujos; mientras que, por otro lado, a partir de las disposiciones a pagar con respecto a posibles incrementos en el precio del servicio, estimamos parcialmente la elasticidad precio de la demanda para esta población objetivo tan concreta. El perfil tan específico de los usuarios de dicha parada así como las características propias del metro de Sevilla explican algunos de los resultados obtenidos esperando ayuden a los gestores y administradores de Metro de Sevilla en la toma de decisiones. || In this paper the most relevant results obtained in a survey conducted by 300 users of the “Pablo de Olavide" Seville metro stop are presented. The aim of the paper is twofold. On the one hand, the user profile is analysed: motivations for using the subway, intermodality and ows, whereas, on the other hand, the price elasticity of demand is partially computed by means of the willingness to pay for that specic user profile. In fact, both the particular user profile and Seville metro's characteristics explain some of the obtained results that hopefully will help managers of Seville Metro in making decisions.

  10. Efectos a corto plazo de la contaminación atmosférica sobre la mortalidad. Resultados del proyecto EMECAM en la ciudad de Sevilla, 1992-1996

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    Ocaña-Riola Ricardo

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Dentro del proyecto EMECAM, el objetivo de este estudio es evaluar el impacto de la contaminación atmosférica sobre la mortalidad diaria en la ciudad de Sevilla durante el periodo 1992-1996. MÉTODOS: Durante el período 1992-1996 se recogieron diariamente los valores de inmisión atmosférica de SO2, partículas en suspensión (PM10 y NO2 en la ciudad de Sevilla, así como el número de defunciones diarias por distintas causas. Para el análisis de datos se utilizó un modelo de regresión de Poisson multivariante, con el fin de modelar cada una de las causas de mortalidad en función de los valores de inmisión atmosférica, controlando por otras variables de confusión. RESULTADOS: Se encontró una asociación entre los incrementos en los niveles de NO2 y la mortalidad diaria en los meses de mayo a octubre. Por cada aumento de 10 ngr/m³ de NO2, el riesgo de muerte por todas las causas aumentó en un 2%; el mismo incremento en los niveles de NO2 provocó un aumento del 3% del riesgo de muerte por enfermedades cardiovasculares. CONCLUSIONES: Existe una asociación entre los niveles de contaminación atmosférica por NO2 y la mortalidad diaria de Sevilla. No se encontró asociación con los niveles de SO2 y PM10. Los resultados obtenidos aportan información y conocimiento científico que puede ser de utilidad para prevenir el impacto de la contaminación atmosférica sobre la salud de la población.

  11. Tarasca: ritual monster of Spain.

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    Gilmore, David D

    2008-09-01

    Let us now revisit our original assumptions. First, we note that for the participants in Hacinas Carnival the Tarasca is a figure of fun and joy, but it also exudes a strain of aggressive misogyny that many female residents, not to mention tourists, find somewhat unsettling. In the spirit of feminist currents in Spain, a group of young women protested in 1992 to town officials and, when rebuffed, sought to build their own female monster, which they intended to use to attack boys and men. While their plan was never carried out, and indeed met with stiff opposition from officialdom and, especially, from older women, some of the younger, more modern girls find the Tarasca appalling, and they told me so without compunction. Accordingly, today the festival tends to polarize the sexes as well as the generations. Also, many children are frightened by the gigantic mock-up with its snapping teeth and foul breath, and many of them burst into tears at the roaring of the demons. But despite these negatives--or perhaps because of them--the Tarasca breaks down boundaries between things normally kept separate in the mind: humor and terror, man and beast, order and disorder, old and young, life and death, and so on. In so collapsing opposites, the Tarasca causes people to pause and to think about and question everyday reality in the non-Carnival universe. All these observations of course support the structural arguments of our four theorists above and in particular seem to corroborate Bloch's concept (1992) of the regenerative power of "rebounding violence." However, there are three specific features here that need psychological amplification beyond simply confirming the work of previous theorists. We must first note that like most grotesque fantasies, the Hacinas monster combines disparate organic "realities" into a bizarre and monstrous image that by its very oddness and the resulting "cognitive mismatch" captures people's attention and sparks the imagination, especially that of

  12. Sustainable Drainage Practices in Spain, Specially Focused on Pervious Pavements

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    Jorge Rodriguez-Hernandez

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    Full Text Available The Spanish climate is full of contrasts, with torrential rains and long droughts; under these conditions, appropriate water management is essential. In Spain, until the end of the twentieth century, water management and legislative development lagged behind other more developed countries. Nowadays, great efforts are being made to reverse this situation and improve both water management and legislation in order to control the two main problems related to stormwater management in cities: floods and diffuse pollution. In this context, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS were developed as the main solution to these problems. The study of these techniques started in the 1970s in the USA, but they were not studied in Spain until 1993 when the University of Cantabria and CLABSA started to look into solutions for stormwater management. After 20 years of research and application, sustainable drainage in Spain is still behind other countries in spite of the efforts to change this situation, notably by the University of Cantabria with 10 years of experience in these techniques, mainly regarding pervious pavements, where more than 13 related research projects have been carried out. The future challenges focus on the application of pervious pavements for Urban Hydrological Rehabilitation.

  13. Rosario Sevilla Soler, La revolución mexicana y la opinión pública española. La prensa sevillana frente al proceso de insurrección, Madrid, CSIC, 2005, 252 p.

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    Bernabéu Albert, Salvador

    2007-01-01

    Buena conocedora de la prensa sevillana, a la que ha dedicado otros trabajos, la investigadora Rosario Sevilla ha recopilado y analizado, en este nuevo libro, las noticias aparecidas en los periódicos hispalenses entre 1910 y 1920 sobre la revolución mexicana. Aunque se voceaban en la capital hispalense una decena de periódicos, muchas de las tiradas eran simbólicas, por lo que la autora se centra en tres rotativos: El Liberal, independiente, El Noticiero Sevillano y El Correo de Andalucía, a...

  14. Relación entre el consumo abusivo de alcohol y la violencia ejercida por el hombre contra su pareja en la unidad de valoración integral de violencia de género (UVIVG) de Sevilla

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    C. Llopis Giménez; M.I. Rodríguez García; I. Hernández Mancha

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    Se ha estudiado la posible relación entre el consumo de alcohol y la violencia ejercida por el hombre hacia la mujer con la que mantiene o ha mantenido relación sentimental, en una muestra de 50 parejas analizadas en la Unidad de Valoración Integral de Violencia de Género (UVIVG) de Sevilla, a lo largo de los años 2013 y 2014. Para ello se ha empleado una entrevista estructurada creada ad hoc, así como los cuestionarios MINI, MALT y CAGE. De las 50 parejas, en 25, las mujeres que denunciaron ...

  15. Las taxocenosis de coleópteros acuáticos como indicadores ecológicos en el río Rivera de Huelva (Sevilla): Aspectos metodológicos.

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    Montes del Olmo, Carlos; Ramírez Díaz, Luis; Soler Andrés, Antonio

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    Se ha realizado un estudio ecológico descriptivo, con técnicas de muestreo estratificado y selectivo, de los biotopos acuáticos del río Rivera de Huelva (Sevilla), mediante la aplicación de técnicas de análisis factorial a las abundancias relativas de las taxocenosis de coleópteros acuáticos y a las medidas de nueve factores físico-químicos del medio (altura sobre el nivel del mar, corriente, profundidad, trainsparencia, temperatura del agua, pH, alcalinidad, cloruros ...

  16. Análisis de la evolución de la actividad extractiva del hierro en El Pedroso, provincia de Sevilla, con especial atención a la prevención de riesgos laborales

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    En la presente Tesis Doctoral se ha realizado un estudio historiográfico sobre la minería del hierro y la siderurgia en el término de El Pedroso, provincia de Sevilla (España), durante los siglos XIX y XX. Asimismo, aprovechando que el desarrollo de estas actividades estaba perfectamente acotado temporal y geográficamente, se ha efectuado un análisis de la seguridad y salud, que hoy día se engloban bajo el término de prevención de riesgos laborales. El término municipal de El Pedroso, situ...

  17. Caracterización constructiva de las fábricas de tapia en las fortificaciones almohades del antiguo Reino de Sevilla

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    Canivell, Jacinto

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    Full Text Available Most of the Andalusian earthen heritage corresponds to military rammed earth buildings set up between XII and XV centuries. Those corresponding to the Ancient Reign of Seville are the most outstanding group, in which a great number of them have been restored during the last decades. This research aims to state, analyze and assess the main technical and dimensional features of rammed earth walls in this area at the Almohad period. This research is focused on three objectives: provide guidelines in order to assure more consistent and respectful heritage restorations, advance the understanding of historical uses of this constructive technique and state hypothesis about walls of uncertain origin. To that end an assessment methodology proposed by the authors will be implemented.La mayor parte del patrimonio monumental andaluz construido en tierra corresponde a edificaciones militares levantadas en tapial entre los siglos XII al XV. Las del Antiguo Reino de Sevilla constituyen un grupo muy significativo, muchas de las cuales han sido objeto de intervenciones en las últimas décadas. En este trabajo se determinan, analizan y evalúan los principales rasgos técnicos y métricos de las fábricas de tapia de este ámbito espacial de época almohade, con un triple fin: aportar directrices que garanticen una restauración coherente y respetuosa con el bien patrimonial, avanzar en el conocimiento de los usos históricos de esta técnica constructiva y plantear hipótesis en relación a fábricas de adscripción cronológica incierta. Para ello, se implementa la metodología propuesta por los autores en trabajos precedentes.

  18. Análisis del Cumplimiento de la Seguridad de los Equipamientos Deportivos del Municipio de Sevilla (España

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    Marta García Tascón

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio analiza el cumplimiento de la normativa de seguridad UNE-EN, de no obligado cumplimiento, de diferentes equipamientos deportivos en las instalaciones deportivas gestionadas de forma directa por el Instituto Municipal de Deportes de Sevilla (España. Se ha realizado un estudio de carácter cuantitativo, corte descriptivo y transversal, utilizando varias hojas de observación elaboradoras por el Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV y el Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD, con el fin de analizar un total de 45 equipamientos para la práctica de las modalidades deportivas de baloncesto (canastas, balonmano-fútbol sala (porterías, fútbol (porterías, voleibol y tenis (postes y red. Los resultados indican que la normativa no se cumple en su totalidad (100% en ninguno de los equipamientos analizados. Respecto al porcentaje del grado de cumplimiento destaca el equipamiento de balonmano-fútbol sala (60,40% y de tenis (53,40%. En cuanto a los aspectos generales, el equipamiento con mayor grado de cumplimiento es el de fútbol (76,50% y el que peor porcentaje registra es el voleibol (40%. En los aspectos estructurales, las porterías de balonmano/fútbol sala destacan con un 66,10% y los postes de tenis (46,40% son los que menos cumplimiento registran. Por último, en cuanto a los aspectos sobre la red, la pista de baloncesto cumple con un 69,40% frente a la de fútbol con un 18,83%. Estos porcentajes que rondan el 50% del cumplimiento de la normativa deben ser motivo de atención para las autoridades, y hacer que esta normativa sea de obligado cumplimiento para garantizar la seguridad durante la práctica de las diferentes modalidades deportivas.

  19. Perfiles deportivos según sexo y edad en la población adulta de Sevilla. Un modelo de regresión

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    Ramón Chacón-Cuberos

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    Full Text Available La Práctica de Actividad Física y Deporte (PAFYD ha adquirido un papel protagonista en las últimas décadas en todos los sectores de la población, dados sus beneficios a nivel fisiológico, psíquico, social y competitivo, así como para la transmisión de la salud, la educación y la cultura. Este estudio de diseño descriptivo y corte transversal, realizado en una muestra de 1002 adultos de la provincia de Sevilla, tiene como objetivo definir los perfiles deportivos establecidos por el Proyecto COMPASS (2000, concretando su distribución según el sexo y la edad, así como elaborar un modelo de regresión que permita establecer el perfil que mejor se adhiere a la PAFYD. Como instrumento se utilizó el cuestionario C-PAFYD, elaborado por Arribas, Izaskun, Gil y González (2013. Los resultados revelaron que prácticamente la mitad de los participantes no realizaban ningún tipo de actividad físico-deportiva (Perfil 7, con mayores porcentualidades en mujeres. Por otro lado, la PAFYD intensiva y de tipo competitivo (Perfil 1 era más frecuente en hombres, con especial presencia en edades tempranas. Se obtuvo una mayor práctica recreacional en los varones (Perfil 4 y una disminución de los niveles generales de PAFYD en edades de mayor actividad laboral, aumentando sus valores en edades más avanzadas por motivos de salud y bienestar. Finalmente, el modelo de regresión fue válido, revelando que los participantes que mayor PAFYD realizaban eran los hombres de poca edad, con estudios superiores a los postobligatorios, que no vivían solos y con buen estado de salud.

  20. [Intensive care services resources in Spain].

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    Martín, M C; León, C; Cuñat, J; del Nogal, F

    2013-10-01

    To identify the resources related to the care of critically ill patients in Spain, which are available in the units dependent of the Services of Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) or other services/specialties, analyzing their distribution according to characteristics of the hospitals and by autonomous communities. Prospective observational study. Spanish hospitals. Heads of the Services of ICM. Number of units and beds for critically ill patients and functional dependence. The total number of registries obtained with at least one Service of ICM was 237, with a total of 100,198 hospital beds. Level iii (43.5%) and level ii (35%) hospitals predominated. A total of 73% were public hospitals and 55.3% were non-university centers. The total number of beds for adult critically ill patients, was 4,738 (10.3/100,000 inhabitants). The services of ICM registered had available 258 intensive are units (ICUs), with 3,363 beds, mainly polyvalent ICUs (81%) and 43 intermediate care units. The number of patients attended in the Services of ICM in 2008 was 174,904, with a percentage of occupation of 79.5% A total of 228 units attending critically ill patients, which are dependent of other services with 2,233 beds, 772 for pediatric patients or neonates, were registered. When these last specialized units are excluded, there was a marked predominance of postsurgical units followed by coronary and cardiac units. Seventy one per cent of beds available in the Critical Care Units in Spain are characterized by attending severe adult patients, are dependent of the services of ICM, and most of them are polyvalent. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L. and SEMICYUC. All rights reserved.

  1. The Technological Consolidation of UNED in Spain

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    Lorenzo Garcia Aretio

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the role of the technologies that have been utilized to advance distance teaching and learning by the National Distance Education University (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED of Spain. Following a description of UNED's historical development and organizational structure, UNED's experience with various educational media is discussed. Printed teaching materials, in the form of didactic units, were one of the first methods to be utilized when UNED began its operations in 1972. In turn, the role of radio and audio recordings, television and video recordings, telephone, videoconferencing, computer systems and computer-mediated communications are also described. UNED's pioneering projects, including the virtual classroom, virtual campus, and a program for the physically handicapped, are also detailed. Recent experiments include providing access to radio and television programs on the Internet and adoption of WebCT. On the horizon for UNED are portals for cellular phones using WAP technology and gearing up for multiple applications in accordance with Universal Mobile Telecommunications Technology (UMTS.

  2. Lascaux re-visited.

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    Sáiz-Jiménez, Cesáreo

    2009-01-01

    Electronic Newsletter. CSIC Thematic Network on Cultural Heritage and Network on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla, CSIC, Apartado de Correos 1052, 41080 Sevilla (Spain)

  3. Conservation of rock art: a brief overview.

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    Rogerio Candelera, Miguel A.

    2007-01-01

    Electronic Newsletter. CSIC Thematic Network on Cultural Heritage and Network on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla, CSIC, Apartado de Correos 1052, 41080 Sevilla (Spain)

  4. Network on science and technology for the conservation of cultural heritage.

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    Sáiz-Jiménez, Cesáreo; Rogerio Candelera, Miguel A.

    2011-01-01

    Electronic Newsletter. CSIC Thematic Network on Cultural Heritage and Network on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla, CSIC, Apartado de Correos 1052, 41080 Sevilla (Spain)

  5. 7 CFR 319.56-34 - Clementines from Spain.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Clementines from Spain. 319.56-34 Section 319.56-34... Clementines from Spain. Clementines (Citrus reticulata) from Spain may only be imported into the United States... agreement. Clementines from Spain may be imported only if the Government of Spain or its designated...

  6. Las haciendas locales de Sevilla y Barcelona: un análisis de correlación de la política presupuestaria durante el período 1986-1990

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    Bartolomé Pérez Ramírez

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo trataremos de hallar la correlación habida en las Políticas Fiscales (tanto en la vía de ingresos como de gastos públicos de dos importantes Ayuntamientos españoles (Barcelona y Sevilla durante el periodo presupuestario que va de 1986 a 1990, corporaciones con un rasgo común importante como han sido los acontecimientos de 1992 (la Expo en la ciudad de Sevilla y las Olimpiadas en la ciudad de Barcelona. A nuestro entender, y siempre desde una óptica estrictamente metodológica, los dos eventos de 1992 han sido un medio de hacer Política Económica, no un fin en si mismo. Por lo tanto, estos dos acontecimientos han de ser tratados como instrumentos para el crecimiento, modernización y desarrollo de las dos ciudades, con efectos positivos y muy beneficiosos para las economías barcelonesa y sevillana.

  7. Impact assessment of mechanical harvest on fruit physiology and consequences on oil physicochemical and sensory quality from 'Manzanilla de Sevilla' and 'Manzanilla Cacereña' super-high-density hedgerows. A preliminary study.

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    Morales-Sillero, Ana; García, José M

    2015-09-01

    Super-intensive cultivation facilitates olive mechanized harvesting, allowing substantial savings in the production cost of virgin olive oil (VOO). However, the number of varieties adapted to this type of cultivation is small. This study explores the impact that harvesting with a grape straddle harvester of 'Manzanilla de Sevilla' and 'Manzanilla Cacereña' olives grown in super-intensive cultivation has on the physiology of the fruit and the quality of the oil subsequently extracted. For both cultivars, fruits harvested mechanically showed higher respiration and ethylene production and lower firmness than fruits harvested by hand. Their oils exhibited lower phenol contents, lower oxidative stability and lower presence of positive sensory attributes. However, in these oils the values of parameters used to assess the level of quality of VOO remained within the limits required for the best commercial category. Mechanical harvesting of 'Manzanilla de Sevilla' and 'Manzanilla Cacereña' super-high-density hedgerows induced physiological alterations in the fruits and a reduction in the contents of natural antioxidants and flavour components in the oils, though it did not result in a loss of the 'Extra' level of quality. © 2014 Society of Chemical Industry.

  8. Historical evolution of process safety and major-accident hazards prevention in Spain. Contribution of the pioneer Joaquim Casal

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    Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Arnaldos Viger, Josep; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria; Muñoz, Miguel; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Vílchez Sánchez, Juan Antonio

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    This paper aims at presenting the evolution of process safety in Spain from various points of view. In first place, a study of the accidents occurred in this country in the process industry and in the transportation of chemical substances is presented. After this, the starting point of the process safety research in Spain and its evolution during the years are explained. The importance of this topic has also been reflected in the chemical engineering studies in some Spanish universities. Ther...

  9. Patients’ and physicians’ preferences for type 2 diabetes mellitus treatments in Spain and Portugal: a discrete choice experiment

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    Full Text Available Carlos Morillas,1 Rosa Feliciano,2 Pablo Fernández Catalina,3 Carla Ponte,4 Marta Botella,5 João Rodrigues,6 Enric Esmatjes,7 Javier Lafita,8 Luis Lizán,9 Ignacio Llorente,10 Cristóbal Morales,11 Jorge Navarro-Pérez,12 Domingo Orozco-Beltran,13 Silvia Paz,9 Antonio Ramirez de Arellano,14 Cristina Cardoso,15 Maribel Tribaldos Causadias9 1Hospital Universitario Dr Peset, Valencia, Spain; 2USF São Domingos, Santarém, Portugal; 3Hospital Montecelo de Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain; 4USF Porta do Sol, Matosinhos, Portugal; 5Hospital Universitario Principe de Asturias, Madrid, Spain; 6USF Serra da Lousã, Lousã, Portugal; 7Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain; 8Hospital de Navarra, Navarra, Spain; 9Outcomes’10, Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain; 10Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Canarias, Spain; 11Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Macarena, Sevilla, Spain; 12INCLIVA, CIBERESP, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain; 13Sociedad Española de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria, Valencia, Spain; 14Novo Nordisk EU-HEOR Europe, Madrid, Spain; 15Novo Nordisk, Lisbon, Portugal Objective: To assess Spanish and Portuguese patients’ and physicians’ preferences regarding type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM treatments and the monthly willingness to pay (WTP to gain benefits or avoid side effects.Methods: An observational, multicenter, exploratory study focused on routine clinical practice in Spain and Portugal. Physicians were recruited from multiple hospitals and outpatient clinics, while patients were recruited from eleven centers operating in the public health care system in different autonomous communities in Spain and Portugal. Preferences were measured via a discrete choice experiment by rating multiple T2DM medication attributes. Data were analyzed using the conditional logit model.Results: Three-hundred and thirty (n=330 patients (49.7% female; mean age 62.4 [SD: 10.3] years, mean T2DM duration 13.9 [8.2] years, mean body

  10. Mobile Phones for Spain's University Entrance Examination Language Test

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    García Laborda, Jesús; Magal Royo, Teresa; Litzler, Mary Frances; Giménez López, José Luis

    2014-01-01

    Few tests were delivered using mobile phones a few years ago, but the flexibility and capability of these devices make them valuable tools even for high stakes testing. This paper addresses research done through the PAULEX (2007-2010) and OPENPAU (2012-2014) research projects at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and Universidad de Alcalá…

  11. Cotidianidad, dinamismo y espontaneidad en la religiosidad popular : el fenómeno de los rosarios públicos en la Sevilla del Barroco

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    Carlos José Romero Mensaque

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    Full Text Available Este artículo estudia el fenómeno de los Rosarios públicos en la ciudad de Sevilla durante los años finales del siglo XVII y todo el xviii. Tras una breve introducción sobre la génesis de la devoción del Rosario en la ciudad, centrada especialmente en su momento álgido de la segunda mitad del XVII, se analizan los antecedentes inmediatos de los Rosarios, las primeras procesiones espontáneas y se detalla todo el proceso de conformación del cortejo: cruces, faroles y Simpecados. Posteriormente se establecen los distintos tipos de procesiones: ordinarias (prima noctie y madrugada y extraordinarias (Gala, Penitenciales, Ánimas..., la participación de mujeres y niños en un uso que se quiso exclusivo por el clero sólo para varones. Para finalizar, dos cuestiones claves sobre el Rosario: la importancia del barrio como protagonista de una religiosidad espontánea, dinámica y cotidiana y el papel de la hermandad como configuradora definitiva del uso del rosariano. El artículo concluye con los signos de decadencia del uso devocional a fines del siglo XVII.This article deals witti the phenomenon of telling «rosarybeads» in Seville during the later xvii century and the xviii century. After a brief introduction about the origin of the «rosarybeads» devotion in the city, mainly focussed on its nighest moment in the second half of the xvn century, the previous background of beads and its first procession are analized. All the structure of this procession is also given in detall: crosses, lanterns, and Simpecados. Then, the different kinds of procession are established: ordinary (early evening and dawn and extraordinary (Gala, Penitenciales, Ánimas..., as well as the participation of womwn and children in a tradition which had been exclusively designed for men by the clergy.

  12. Las yeserías del Patio del Sol del Real Alcázar de Sevilla: Caracterización y cronología

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    Blasco, F. J.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This research involves an interdisciplinary study aimed at determining the origin of the Mudéjar plasterwork of the Patio of the Sun in the Royal Alcázar of Seville. A double methodology has been used involving, on one hand, a synthetic history based on the analysis and correlation of the graphic and historiographic documentation of this Patio and, on the other hand, a characterization of the plasterwork material using XRF, XRD, radiocarbon dating of vegetable fibres, and the gravimetric analysis of the water-insoluble residue. Combining the results from the chemical and mineralogical compositions and the percentage of insoluble residue performed on three plasterwork samples with different textures, from C-14 dating of one sample, and from historical and document sources has allowed us to identify and delimit the original Mudéjar zones from the 13th and 14th centuries from the areas restored in the 20th century.En esta investigación se realiza un estudio interdisciplinario que tiene como finalidad discernir la originalidad de las yeserías mudéjares del Patio del Sol del Real Alcázar de Sevilla. Para ello se ha trabajado con una doble metodología: una histórica sintética, basada en el análisis y relación de la documentación gráfica e historiográfica existente de este Patio, y otra de caracterización del material de las yeserías, mediante las técnicas instrumentales de FRX, DRX, datación por radiocarbono de fibras vegetales y el análisis gravimétrico del residuo insoluble en agua. La comparación de la composición química, mineralógica y porcentaje de residuo insoluble realizado a tres muestras de yeserías en las que se han observado distintas texturas, sumado a la datación mediante C-14 efectuada a una de ellas, junto al conocimiento de las fuentes históricas y documentales, han permitido identificar y acotar las zonas originales mudéjares de los siglos XIII y XIV y las restauradas del siglo XX.

  13. Cálculo retrospectivo del coeficiente de balasto horizontal a partir de mediciones de desplazamientos en pantallas del Metro de Sevilla

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    Arozamena, P.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an abacus with the values of the coefficient of horizontal subgrade reaction for retaining wall analysis in Seville. The aforementioned values have been extrapolated from the actual behaviour on site of the retaining walls, monitored with inclinometers, during the different excavation stages. A primary analysis is carried out initially using the calculation programs Plaxis, Rido and Cype and Chadeisson values of the coefficient of horizontal subgrade reaction. The comparison and discussion of the achieved results leads us to conclude that the usual calculations with Rido and Cype are not reliable for accurately predicting the actual behaviour of the retaining walls. Due to that a parametric analysis is carried out, varying the values of the coefficient of horizontal subgrade reaction, until finding those which mach better the measured reality. The obtained results are synthesised in an abacus so that the knowledge learnt through experience can be applied in future works.En este artículo se presenta un ábaco con los valores del coeficiente de balasto horizontal para el cálculo de pantallas en Sevilla. Dichos valores se han extrapolado a partir del comportamiento real en obra de las pantallas, medido con inclinómetros, durante las distintas fases de excavación. Se realiza de inicio un análisis primario utilizando los programas de cálculo Plaxis, Rido y Cype y los valores del coeficiente de balasto de Chadeisson. La comparación y discusión de los resultados obtenidos nos lleva a concluir que los cálculos habituales con Rido y Cype no son fiables para predecir adecuadamente el comportamiento real de las pantallas. Por eso se realiza un análisis paramétrico, variando los valores del coeficiente de balasto, hasta dar con aquéllos que mejor reproducen la realidad medida. Los resultados alcanzados se sintetizan en forma de ábaco para que lo aprendido con la experiencia pueda ser aplicado en futuros trabajos.

  14. Las mineralizaciones de barita de Cerro del Hierro (Sevilla. Características mineralógicas y geoquímica

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    Galán Huertos, E.

    1992-08-01

    Full Text Available Different barite deposits (stratabound, vein and karstic types are occurring in the Lower Cambrian carbonatic materials of the Cerro del Hierro, Sevilla (Ossa-Morena Zone. Calcite, hematite, goethite and minor chalcopyrite are common associated minerals, with limonite and malachite as alterations. The content of barite can be as high as 98 %. There is a close relationship between barite type and Sr content (vein 34S ranges between 32,7 ‰ (stratiform barites and 20,7 ‰ (epigenetic barites. The 87Sr/86Sr ratio for the epigenetic barites oscillates between 0.70873 and 0.71112 which could be the result of the infiuence of different mineralization solutions. A primary origin for the stratabound barites is proposed, in relation with the diagenesis of the limestones occurred during the Lower Cambrian. Epigenetic barites were formed after the Hercynian Orogenesis by remobilization of the stratiform ores, with Ba and Sr supplied from the lixiviation of the host rocks. The last process could be much more important for the karstic barite formation.En los materiales carbonatados del Cámbrico inferior del Cerro del Hierro (Zona de Ossa-Morena existen diversos tipos de mineralizaciones de barita (estratoligadas, filonianas y kársticas. La barita está acompañada de calcita, hematites, goethita, y calcopirita accesoria, y limonitas y malaquita como fases tardías de alteración, y presenta una gran pureza química [ > 98% SO4(Ba,Sr]. Existe una relación entre la tipología de la barita y el contenido en Sr, en el sentido de filonianas 34S en las baritas oscila entre 32,7 ‰ para las estratoligadas y 20,7 ‰ para las epigenéticas. Las razones 87Sr/86Sr determinadas sobre baritas epigenéticas varían entre 0.70873 y 0.71112, lo que puede interpretarse como consecuencia de la participación de diversos tipos de soluciones mineralizantes. Se propone un origen primario de las baritas estratoligadas, en relación con la diagénesis de los

  15. Why Do Higher Graduates Regret Their Field of Studies? Some Evidence from Catalonia, Spain

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    Mora, Toni

    2010-01-01

    The present paper focuses on transitions from school to work for recent higher education graduates in Catalonia, Spain. In particular, we concentrate on the relationship between mismatch and disappointment with the chosen university career. For that purpose, we employ cross-sectional survey data provided by The Quality Assurance Agency for the…

  16. Colorimetric study of the tiles in Patio de las Doncellas of the Real Alcazar of Seville (Spain); Estudio colorimetrico de los azulejos del Patio de las Doncellas del Real Alcazar de Sevilla (Espana)

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    Melgosa, M.; Collado-Montero, F. J.; Fernandez, E.; Medina, V. J.

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    Colorimetric and goniocolorimetric measurements of 187 tiles in the lower gallery of Patio de las Doncellas (14{sup t}h Century) have been performed. They can be grouped around 5 main colors: white, black, blue, green and orange. Conventional color measurements proved to be insufficient for most of the samples whose goniochromatic nature requires the use of goniocolorimeters for proper characterization. The main color changes appeared from -15 degree (close to the specular direction) to +45 degree centigrade (direction perpendicular to the sample) and consisted of a lightness (L*) decrease and a chroma (C*{sub a}b) increase. For the black samples, there was also a pronounced decrease of hue-angle (hab), as well as a high value of 16.0 for the lightness-flop index. The black and orange samples had a metallic appearance, as indicated by average metallic index values greater than 5.0. Considering a displacement between the two extreme angles of -15 degree centigrade and +110 degree centigrade, the average CIELAB color differences were considerably high, ranging from 4.1 (white group) to 31.2 (orange group). Current methods and results for the tiles in Patio de las Doncellas may be useful for future work of conservators. (Author)

  17. Psychological adaptation of Moroccan and Ecuadorean immigrant adolescents in Spain.

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    Briones, Elena; Verkuyten, Maykel; Cosano, Juan; Tabernero, Carmen

    2012-01-01

    In adapting to the host society, immigrant adolescents may have problems negotiating the challenges of acculturation. The factors that promote and those that hamper psychological adaptation may not play the same role in all ethnic groups. Our study focuses on psychological adaptation of two main immigrant groups in Spain that differ in cultural distance to the host society and level of societal acceptance: adolescents of Moroccan and Ecuadorean origin. Our findings show, first, that mainstream cultural orientation is positively related to psychological adaptation, whereas perceived ethnic discrimination is negatively associated with adaptation. Second, the relationship between ethnic cultural orientation and psychological adaptation and between length of residence in Spain and adaptation is stronger for the Moroccan youth than for their Ecuadorean peers. Theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed. This manuscript was prepared and written while the first author was affiliated to the University of Cordoba in Spain and financially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation within the framework of a National Program of Human Recourses' Mobility (I+D+I 2008-2011). Data collection was financially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (I+D BSO2003-09222).

  18. Teaching for democracy in Spain

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    Olivares, Isabel Cárdenas; Sanchez, Concepción Martin

    1995-05-01

    As part of the process of re-establishing democracy, Spain is reforming its educational system to promote democratic values. This article describes an experiment in education for democracy that was carried out among 86 pupils, between 12 and 14 years old, in the Spanish region of Murcia. A teaching programme was developed, in which students were encouraged to study how power is exercised in the home, the school, the community, the nation and the world. Results have been generally positive in arousing pupils' interest in democracy and helping them to understand democratic processes.

  19. How to Evaluate University Performance

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    1994-01-01

    The capacity of Library Science to produce knowledge in such an information system as the decision-taking process in scientific policy, is highlighted by the assessment of University teachers' research activity, as recently performed in Spain. The social environment of written communication has been stated, noticing the controversy on scholarly productivity concentration and some key concerns in the analysis of citations as quality indicators. Different meanings of the term "quality" are stud...

  20. Digital Economy and Management in Spain.

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    del Aguila, Ana R.; Padilla, Antonio; Serarols, Christian; Veciana, Jose M.

    2003-01-01

    Explains the digital economy and its impact on the firm. Highlights include subsectors of the digital economy, including infrastructure; analysis of the digital economy in Spain; analysis of the ICT (information and communication technology) sector in Spain; and electronic commerce through the Internet. (LRW)

  1. Marriage strategies among immigrants in Spain

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    Sánchez-Domínguez, M.; de Valk, H.A.G.; Reher, D.S.

    2011-01-01

    This paper studies patterns of endogamous marriages of immigrants in Spain by using data from the National Immigrant Survey of Spain (2007). First of all, we examine patterns of endogamous marriage and links between migration and marriage. Second, we assess the factors influencing the likelihood of

  2. Spain's magic mountain: narrating prehistory at Atapuerca.

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    Hochadel, Oliver

    2016-09-01

    The Sierra de Atapuerca in northern Spain is ranked among the most important excavation sites in human origins research worldwide. The project boasts not only spectacular hominid fossils, among them the 'oldest European', but also a fully fledged 'popularization industry'. This article interprets this multimedia industry as a generator of different narratives about the researchers as well as about the prehistoric hominids of Atapuerca. It focuses on the popular works of the three co-directors of the project. Juan Luis Arsuaga, José María Bermúdez de Castro and Eudald Carbonell make deliberate use of a variety of narrative devices, resonant cultural references and strategies of scientific self-commodification. All three, in different ways, use the history of science and of their own research project to mark their place in the field of human origins research, drawing on mythical elements to tell the story of the rise of a humble Spanish team overcoming all odds to achieve universal acclaim. Furthermore, the co-directors make skilful use of palaeofiction - that of Björn Kurtén and Jean Auel, as well as writing their own - in order to tell gripping stories about compassion and solidarity in human prehistory. This mixture of nationalist and universalist narratives invites the Spanish audience to identify not just with 'their ancestors' but also with the scientists, as objects and subjects of research become conflated through popularization.

  3. Science and education between Spain and Argentina, 1910-1940. The university chairs of Buenos Aires «Institución Cultural Española» Las cátedras de la «institución cultural española» de buenos aires. Ciencia y educación entre España y Argentina, 1910-1940

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    Rosario E. FERNÁNDEZ TERÁN

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available During the first decades of the twentieth century Spain experienced its most significant period of educational, cultural and scientific encounter with Europe in all its history. The new approaches and reforms, initially advanced by García Alix in 1900 and accomplished by the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios from 1907, became the model for many Latin-American countries. In particular, the celebration in 1910 of the centenary of the declaration of independence in Argentina became the origin for a very special initiative that rejoined Spanish immigrants and their descendants with the country of their ancestors, which by that time had learned how to overcome several decades of decline looking for Europe: the Institución Cultural Española at Buenos Aires. The ICE, through the JAE, established and supported two successive university chairs. In Buenos Aires, since 1914, the most important Spanish University Professors sat at the «Cátedra de Cultura Española» alternating Humanities and the Sciences. In Madrid, from 1928, some European authorities joined Spanish scientists at the «Cátedra Cajal de Investigaciones Científicas». These initiatives, which showed the splendour of what is being known as Spanish Silver Age, suffered a dramatic rupture with the outbreak of the Civil War. After 1939, a new Institución Cultural Española had to adapt itself to the new Spain, a very different country from the one they had met during the fist third of the twentieth century, while the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios was reincarnated as Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.Durante las primeras décadas del siglo XX España vivió la etapa de convergencia educativa, cultural y científica con Europa más singular de toda su historia, a través de novedades y reformas que, esbozadas en la normativa ministerial por García Alix en 1900, y culminadas con apuestas como la de la Junta para Ampliación de Estudios a partir de 1907, se

  4. Trends in the International Academic Migration: A Case of Spain

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    Antonio Mihi-Ramírez

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The objective of this paper is to analyses how undergraduate students’ mobility has changed after the last economics recession. Research Design & Methods: The study analysed the last data about public and private Universities of higher education system of Spain comparing it at international level in order to find the problems and challenges of the last few years. Findings: The results showed significant imbalances in mobile students’ trends by home and host region, especially after a deep restructuration of the higher education system of Spain due to the last crisis. In particular there are substantial differences in tuition fees, scholarships, number of teachers and their skills according to the region and type of university. Consequently international inflows and international study programs and agreements became very important. Implications & Recommendations: A growing number of students who study abroad, especially after the economic collapse of 2008, represents an excellent opportunity for the host countries due to an incomes growth and recruitment opportunities of highly skilled workers. Therefore to adapt the academic offer taking in account the language, needs and diversity of mobile students would increase their number. Also to increase the highly skilled teachers could help to attract these mobile students, and it would improve the quality of higher education system too. Contribution & Value Added: This research provided a value information to understand the current problems, challenges, changes and opportunities of the higher education mobility through the analysis of the case of Spain and international comparisons.

  5. Análisis de las competencias lingüísticas y digitales en el marco de los estudios universitarios de turismo en España (Analysing the language and digital competences within the framework of the university tourism studies in Spain

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    López Pérez, Mª Carmen

    2009-04-01

    distintos ámbitos profesionales delturismo. De esta manera se ha trabajado con información correspondiente a un total de 32 competenciasespecíficas definidas en el Libro Blanco y un total de 46 ocupaciones, lo que suma un total de 1.472 valoracionescompetencia/ocupación.La principal conclusión de este trabajo es la determinación de un constructo competencial formado por lascompetencias de trabajo en inglés y de manejo de TIC.Abstract: The university tourism studies in Spain, as well as the whole system, are adapting its course contentsto the requirements of the European Space of higher Education (ESHE. Professional competences are beingquite relevant in reformulating the pedagogic process in the design of the new university studies.In our field of work, the research is focused in language and digital competences, since they are highly demandedby the tourism sector and are considered as key competences for an skilled and talented professional.It is worth it to know up to which extent the professional competences defined in the White Book of TourismStudies are required by the different sectors of activity in the tourism sector (hospitality industry andintermediation. Furthermore, the aforementioned will help us to reformulate the design of the new universitytourism studies in order to fulfil the new requirements.The White Books, as it is defined by the ANECA (National Agency for Quality Evaluation and Accreditation “theyshow the results carried out by a network of universities, supported by ANECA, with the main objective ofdeveloping studies, analysis and practical approaches in order to enhance the design of university degrees in theframework of the ESHE”. The White Books gather key topics such as the existing international references,professional competences frameworks, graduate’s employment, which has been used by the universities toelaborate the new degrees.The methodology is based on the creation of a database appraising each specific competence in relation

  6. Técnicas de complementación y estudio de los archivos históricos con modelos 3D, Pabellón de México Expo Iberoamericana, Sevilla 1929

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    Carapellese, Giuseppe

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo tiene la intención de explicar las técnicas de complementación y estudio de los archivos históricos con modelos 3D en un caso concreto como aquello del Pabellón de México de la exposición Iberoamericana del 1929 de Sevilla. Queremos explicar las aplicaciones metodológicas y las investigaciones de carácter histórico sobre el estudio arquitectónico del pabellón. No existe todavía un estudio concreto de carácter grafico arquitectónico sobre este pabellón, que es uno de los mejo...

  7. Inicios del Hockey patines en Sevilla. El Patín Claret en la década de los 70 del siglo XX = Beginnings of Roller Hockey in Seville. Claret Skate in the Decade of the Twenthieh Century 70

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    Jaime Segundo Cuesta Pérez

    2013-01-01

    En el siguiente artículo, se trata de presentar una de las páginas más importantes de la historia del Hockey Patines en Andalucía y más concretamente en la ciudad de Sevilla. Un deporte prácticamente copado desde sus inicios por equipos catalanes y cuya implantación en el resto del país ha sido muy complicada, siendo aún hoy en día muy escasa por toda España, salvo en regiones muy localizadas como Cataluña, Madrid, o Galicia. Estos que ahora presentamos son parte de los orígenes de este depor...

  8. Los artífices del Plus Ultra: pilotos, cartógrafos y cosmógrafos en la Casa de la Contratación de Sevilla durante el siglo XVI

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    Antonio Sánchez Martínez

    2010-01-01

    En este artículo se pone de manifiesto cómo la institucionalización de la cosmografía y la navegación puso fin al lema Non Terrae Plus Ultra y propició el surgimiento de la rúbrica imperial Plus Ultra ayudada por la navegación de un Mare Tenebrosum (el Océano Atlántico) y el trazado de los contornos de un mundo nuevo que empezaba más allá de las Columnas de Hércules. Este proceso fue posible gracias a la instauración en Sevilla de la Casa de la Contratación en 1503 y a la creación de oficios ...

  9. Domingo de Baltanás, monje solicitante en la encrucijada religiosa andaluza: confesión, Inquisición y Compañía de Jesús en la Sevilla del Siglo de Oro

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    Civale, Gianclaudio

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The article shows the “relación” of the Brother Domingo Baltans’s trial, these documents were completely unknown up to now. The document removes any doubt about the accusation which caused Baltanás’s trial and his conviction. This research is a way to bring up for discussion again Dominican friar’s role in the troubled religious setting of 16th century Seville.El articulo ilustra la «relación» del proceso de frai Domingo Baltanás, una documentación totalmente desconocida anteriormente. El documento aclara cualquier duda sobre las acusaciones que causaron el procesamiento y la condena de Baltanás y constituye una ocasión oportuna para discutir el papel del fraile dominico en el agitado ambiente de la Sevilla del siglo XVI.

  10. El músico y poeta Pedro Fernández de Castilleja, maestro de capilla y de gramática griega y latina en Sevilla (c. 1487-1574)

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    Pascual Barea, Joaquín

    2001-01-01

    Pedro Fernández (c. 1487-1579) fue Maestro de Capilla de la catedral de Sevilla de 1514 a 1568. También fue maestro de los seises o niños de coro hasta 1551, cuando fue reemplazado por su colega Francisco Guerrero, quien lo llamó “Maestro de los maestros de España”. Se le atribuyen un villancico profano, publicado en el Cancionero de Palacio, y ocho piezas de polifonía sagrada, de las que sólo tres han sido editadas. Al mismo tiempo enseñó la lengua griega y latina asociado con Pedro Núñe...

  11. Innovació docent: gestió i desenvolupament d’activitats extracurriculars en l’àrea de la conservació-restauració de pintura mural. Capella de San Andrés (Sevilla-Espanya

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    Beatriz Prado-Campos

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓ. Aquest article descriu una experiència pràctica d’innovació docent duta a terme en el grau universitari de Conservació i Restauració de Béns Culturals de la Universitat de Sevilla. MÈTODE. Les pràctiques acadèmiques descrites tenien com a objectiu fonamental contribuir activament a la formació dels alumnes i aportar-los una experiència pràctica professional real en traslladar-los del seu àmbit habitual, l’aula, a un entorn professional. RESULTATS. L’aplicació de la metodologia específica de conservació-restauració en projectes d’intervenció de pintura mural, concretament a la cúpula de l’església de San Andrés (Sevilla, va permetre que l’alumnat prengués contacte amb una realitat professional concreta, on el gran format de les pintures murals i l’aplicació de les mesures de seguretat laboral van tenir com a resultat la millora les seves destreses i habilitats pel que fa als processos propis de la seva professió. A més, va suposar una experiència d’interès per a la seva inserció laboral. DISCUSSIÓ. Es demostra, amb això, que utilitzant els recursos didàctics apropiats en el procés d’ensenyament i aprenentatge es pot ampliar la qualitat de la docència.

  12. Una Aproximación Histórica a la Gestión de la Calidad: El Caso de la Real Fábrica de Tabacos de Sevilla

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    Fernando Gutiérrez Hidalgo

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available La influencia que ejerce la calidad sobre los sistemas de control de gestión es un aspecto poco estudiado desde una perspectiva histórica. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar este aspecto de la gestión para el caso de la Real Fábrica de Tabacos de Sevilla (RFTS durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII a partir de la información obtenida del Archivo Histórico Nacional y del Archivo de la Fábrica de Tabacos de Sevilla. Se señalará la importancia del control disciplinario de la calidad de los productos y procesos productivos. El trabajo pone de manifiesto que, al menos en parte, es posible explicar la contabilidad de la RFTS en los términos definidos por el enfoque foucaultiano. Palabras clave: contabilidad, calidad, fábrica, Foucault.ABSTRACTThe influence of quality assurance in management control systems is an aspect that has not been studied in detail from a historical perspective. The objective of this study is to analyze the management of quality using the case of the Royal Tobacco Factory of Seville, during the second half of the 18th century, drawing on information from National Historical Archive and the Archives of the Tobacco Factory of Seville. A notable feature is the importance of the disciplinary system as a mechanism to improve the quality of products and production processes. The aim of the work is to show that, at least partially it is possible to explain the accounting of the RFTS based on the foucaultian perspective.

  13. Drought Management Strategies in Spain

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    Pilar Paneque

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The ongoing debate on water policies in Spain is characterised by a traditional paradigm, dominated by the intervention on hydrological systems through the construction and management of infrastructure, which is progressively being abandoned but is currently still strong while the emergence of new management approaches. Climate change and the Water Framework Directive (WFD are, in addition, the background to increasing challenges to traditional perspectives on drought, and important steps have been taken towards their replacement. This work analyzes the evolution of the normative structure and management models to identify recent shifts. The analysis is based on a fundamental conceptual change that places drought in the framework of risk, rather than that of crisis. I argue for the need to advance new prevention policies that can finally overcome productivist inertia and undertake essential tasks such as reallocating water flows, revising and controlling the water-concession system, and reinforcing and guaranteeing public participation.

  14. Factors influencing a student's decision to pursue a communications degree in Spain

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    Javier Sierra Sánchez

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This paper analyzes the factors that influence secondary school students’ choice of higher education options in Spain today and explores the implications and benefits of establishing provider-client relationships between universities and students.Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative approach using questionnaires to demonstrate the hypothesis and achieve the objectives. We have prepared a questionnaire via telematic LimeSurvey application consisting of twenty-four closed questions.Findings: Results depict that the leading criteria for Spanish students interested in pursuing studies in communication sciences were a university’s reputation and excellence and the quality of its educational programmes. In terms of sources of information related to universities and their degree programmes, Spanish communication sciences students placed the highest value on direct and experiential sources. Spanish students interested in pursuing degrees in communication sciences preferred public universities over private universities.Research limitations: It is a descriptive paper. The sample could have been larger and have covered the entire universe of communication schools in Spain.Practical implications: Gain in-depth insight into the academic, cultural, and sociodemographic characteristics of students who choose to pursue an undergraduate degree in communications sciences in Spain.Ascertain which sources of information proved to be the most valuable to prospective students in choosing a university and degree programme and the other factors that influenced their choices by means of a survey involving first-year undergraduate communication sciences students. Use the results of this survey to rank the criteria used by students when choosing a university and degree programme. Gain a clearer picture of how parents and friends influence a student’s choice of degree programmes and universities.Social implications: Knowing the factors of choice

  15. THE ACTIVE FUTURE OF THE AGED PEOPLE IN SPAIN

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available In the following article we try to establish the foundations that support “the active future of the aged people in Spain”. We base our work on data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE, the Statistics Annuary of Spain, the Information System of the System for Autonomy and Dependency Caring (SISAAD and the Aged People Observatory-Institute of Aged People and Social Services (IMSERSO. Actually, one can notice that, if human beings are linked to production and utility, after 65–70 years of age, the possibilities of happiness can be accomplished now. We try to show that, with the number of people aged over 65 (8 million people in Spain increasing more than any other group and in acceptable health conditions, the context is more reasonable and facilitates an active future of the aged people. That is, the development of a process of optimization of health, participation and security opportunities, aiming at bettering the quality of life according as people age. We maintain that aging is not necessarily negative, the chronological age being a more and more unsatisfactory criterion. In the following pages we show the undeniable reality that we are going to live longer and probably in better conditions. Nevertheless, according to our data, it is convenient to distinguish from now on between people of 65 to 79 years and people of 80 and more. This stems, above all, from the domination of the dependency situations which go unsolved in Spain, despite the Law No. 6 of 2006. The article presents those services (IMSERSO which promote the active ageing: nurseries and clubs, vacations and thermal therapy, universities for aged people, accessibility programs and telealarms. Also presented are those services of familial solidarity promotion and maintaining: home help, residences, day nurseries and familial support services. The available data show the insufficiency of the aforementioned services in Spain. Therefore, we can say that the clearly pro

  16. Description of the Energy System of Spain

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    Caldes, N.; Lechon, Y.; Labriet, M.; Cabal, H.; Rua, C. de la; Saez, R.; Varela, M.

    2008-07-01

    The objective of this report is to describe the complete Spain energy system, in order to make possible its modelling with the TIMES model within the NEEDS project (http://www.needs-project.org). (Author) 56 refs.

  17. Sustainability Reporting Experience by Universities: A Causal Configuration Approach

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    Zorio-Grima, Ana; Sierra-García, Laura; Garcia-Benau, Maria A.

    2018-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this research is to identify the combinations of factors leading to experience in sustainability reporting by Spanish public universities. Design/methodology/approach: Using a sample of 49 public universities in Spain, this paper identifies the combinations of factors on innovation profile, political and internal factors…

  18. Utopia, University and Architecture: A Journey that Changed the Design of Contemporary Universities

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    Calvo-Sotelo, Pablo Campos

    2006-01-01

    In 1927, a group of advisors to King Alfonso XIII of Spain, led by the architect Modesto Lopez-Otero, set out for the United States and Canada. Previously, they had visited a number of European cities where they examined the medieval architectural form of some famous universities. Inspired by a Utopian vision, the journey to the New World studied…

  19. Professionalization and professional fields of Social Education: gender training from the university

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    Victoria Pérez-de-Guzmán; Encarna Bas-Peña; Juan Francisco Trujillo Herrera

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    This work makes a brief tour of Social Education in Spain, to show that from its beginnings, as a university degree, are established specific areas of socio-educational intervention of people who will...

  20. Open university of the Netherlands & Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies

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    Janssen, José; Stoyanov, Slavi

    2012-01-01

    Janssen, J., & Stoyanov, S. (2011, 14 December). Open University of the Netherlands & Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies. Presentation for The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Seville, Spain.

  1. Adult Learning Open University Determinants (ALOUD) study: Psychological factors associated with study success

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    Neroni, Joyce; De Groot, Renate; Kirschner, Paul A.

    2013-01-01

    Neroni, J., De Groot, R. H. M., & Kirschner, P. A. (2012, 7 November). Adult Learning Open University Determinants (ALOUD) study: Psychological factors associated with study success. Poster presentation at the International ICO Fall School, Girona, Spain.

  2. Adult Learning Open University Determinants study (ALOUD): Biological lifestyle factors associated with study success

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    Gijselaers, Jérôme; De Groot, Renate; Kirschner, Paul A.

    2012-01-01

    Gijselaers, H. J. M., De Groot, R. H. M., & Kirschner, P. A. (2012, 7 November). Adult Learning Open University Determinants study (ALOUD): Biological lifestyle factors associated with study success. Poster presentation at the International ICO Fall School, Girona, Spain.

  3. The European university landscape: A micro characterization based on evidence from the Aquameth project

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    Daraio, Cinzia; Bonaccorsi, Andrea; Geuna, Aldo; Lepori, Benedetto; Bach, Laurent; Bogetoft, Peter; Cardoso, Margarida F.; Castro-Martinez, Elena; Jongbloed, Benjamin W.A.

    2011-01-01

    This paper provides a new and systematic characterization of 488 universities, from 11 European countries: Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and UK. Using micro indicators built on the integrated Aquameth database, we characterize the

  4. [Reform of psychiatry in Spain].

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    Pedrosa Gil, F; Luderer, H J

    2000-11-01

    Since the 1980's psychiatric care in Spain changed considerably (Reforma psiquiátrica española). In the course of this reform, many positive results were achieved. An extensive community network of mental health centres was build up which resulted in the majority of psychiatric patients being integrated in the Spanish general health care system and making a better organized mental health care structure possible. New legislation also improved the care and civil rights of patients. An analysis of the experiences of the Spanish psychiatric reform shows that the tendency to retain the old mental hospitals, alongside the other institutions still exists. The process of deinstitutionalization and the original aims of the psychiatric reform cannot only be satisfied by the closure of large psychiatric hospitals as during the reform new aspects and problems as well the great complexity of the task have become apparent. This article together with the details of the Spanish sources gives the German public a good overview of the developments in Spanish psychiatry.

  5. Caracterización de ladrillería tradicional producida en la Vega del Guadalquivir, en zonas próximas a Sevilla

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    Flores Alés, V.

    1999-02-01

    situada entre Sevilla, Coria, San Juan de Aznalfarache, Tomares y Castilleja de la Cuesta, y que continúan funcionando con un sistema de producción latericia tradicional, similar a la que se ha venido empleando desde hace siglos. Las variaciones que presenta el proceso de fabricación con respecto a la técnica de elaboración seguida desde hace siglos se limitan casi exclusivamente a los combustibles utilizados en los hornos de cocción. La caracterización de los materiales se ha realizado mediante el estudio de propiedades físicas mediante ensayos normalizados, análisis químico de componentes mayoritarios y estudio estadístico de resultados, análisis mineralógico por difracción de rayos X con valoración semicuantitativa de resultados y análisis térmico mediante ATD y termogravimetría. Las piezas estudiadas se han separado inicialmente en dos grupos, según la coloración amarilla o rojiza de la pasta cerámica, presentando el primero una textura más fina producto de la materia prima; estas características diferenciadoras descritas a priori se han visto parcialmente confirmadas por los resultados obtenidos; lógicamente las composiciones químicas son diferentes, las piezas rojizas presentan una mayor resistencia a compresión, mientras que los ensayos de succión y absorción son similares. Independientemente de la influencia de las transformaciones que se producen durante la cocción en la coloración, en la composición mineralógica no se aprecian diferencias sustanciales entre los dos grupos (1. Se ha comprobado la homogeneidad y la correlación existente en los distintos parámetros analizados en función del análisis estadístico factorial, así como entre ellos; y se han establecido las temperaturas alcanzadas durante la cocción en función de la presencia de minerales sintéticos en la composición mineralógica. Los resultados de los ensayos físicos y las diferencias existentes en el dimensionado de las piezas están acordes con el proceso

  6. Engineering Education through eLearning technology in Spain

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    Juan Carlos Fernández Rodríguez

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available eLearning kind of education is stirring up all the disciplines in the academic circles, especially since it provides an access to educational areas that are uneasy and traditionally in-person, such as Engineering. Even though it had an outbreak in some of the most prestigious American universities, eLearning has being a reality in Spain for some years now, changing educational and teaching habits. To ensure a proper education is not an easy task with it comes to engineering fields, therefore this article shows an update on the works developed on this issue and the technologies they used. In this report it is given a perspective of the intimate relationship between the eLearning method of learning and the studies of Engineering in Spain, through the TIC development and the current educational legislation. In this regard, teaching examples are given on several subjects of different engineering studies, emphasizing the good results obtained in the abovementioned experiences. Below here is a evaluation on the results obtained in the analyzed studies.

  7. The Politics of Universalism

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    Simonsen, Karen-Margrethe

    2013-01-01

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

  8. Why does Spain have smaller inequalities in mortality? An exploration of potential explanations.

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    Kulhánová, Ivana; Bacigalupe, Amaia; Eikemo, Terje A; Borrell, Carme; Regidor, Enrique; Esnaola, Santiago; Mackenbach, Johan P

    2014-06-01

    While educational inequalities in mortality are substantial in most European countries, they are relatively small in Spain. A better understanding of the causes of these smaller inequalities in Spain may help to develop policies to reduce inequalities in mortality elsewhere. The aim of the present study was therefore to identify the specific causes of death and determinants contributing to these smaller inequalities. Data on mortality by education were obtained from longitudinal mortality studies in three Spanish populations (Barcelona, Madrid, the Basque Country), and six other Western European populations. Data on determinants by education were obtained from health interview surveys. The Spanish populations have considerably smaller absolute inequalities in mortality than other Western European populations. This is due mainly to smaller inequalities in mortality from cardiovascular disease (men) and cancer (women). Inequalities in mortality from most other causes are not smaller in Spain than elsewhere. Spain also has smaller inequalities in smoking and sedentary lifestyle and this is due to more smoking and physical inactivity in higher educated groups. Overall, the situation with regard to health inequalities does not appear to be more favourable in Spain than in other Western European populations. Smaller inequalities in mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer in Spain are likely to be related to its later socio-economic modernization. Although these smaller inequalities in mortality seem to be a historical coincidence rather than the outcome of deliberate policies, the Spanish example does suggest that large inequalities in total mortality are not inevitable. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved.

  9. Information Competence of Doctoral Students in Information Science in Spain and Latin America: A Self-Assessment

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    Pinto, Maria; Fernandez-Ramos, Andres; Sanchez, Gerardo; Meneses, Grizly

    2013-01-01

    The study was carried out with students of official doctoral programs of Information Science in four universities in Spain and Latin America with the purpose of finding out, through self-assessments, student perceptions of their own information competence. A survey was designed to determine self-perceptions of knowledge, skills and attitudes…

  10. Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) (2nd, Cordoba, Spain, July 1-3, 2009)

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    Barnes, Tiffany, Ed.; Desmarais, Michel, Ed.; Romero, Cristobal, Ed.; Ventura, Sebastian, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    The Second International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM2009) was held at the University of Cordoba, Spain, on July 1-3, 2009. EDM brings together researchers from computer science, education, psychology, psychometrics, and statistics to analyze large data sets to answer educational research questions. The increase in instrumented…

  11. Attitudes to Diversity: A Cross-Cultural Study of Education Students in Spain, England and the United States

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    Molto, M. Cristina Cardona; Florian, Lani; Rouse, Martyn; Stough, Laura M.

    2010-01-01

    This study explores the beliefs and attitudes that university students enrolled in teacher education programmes in Spain, England and the US (Texas) hold about individuals who differ. A beliefs and attitudes toward difference scale (BATD) was constructed using nine dimensions of diversity; culture, language, socioeconomic status/social class,…

  12. Frontal de altar y paneles cerámicos del siglo XVI en la Iglesia del Convento de Madre de Dios (Sevilla: estado de conservación y reconstrucción virtual

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    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available It is described and studied several ceramic compositions (16th century of Cultural Heritage, in the church of Convento Madre de Dios (Sevilla. It is dealed with the so-called “frontal de altar”, and two ceramic panels at the side, made by the technic of polychrome plated tiles (size 12,5 x 12,5 cm. This ceramic work is inspired in the Apocalipsis. They are located under an altarpiece in wood dedicated to St. John the Evangelist. The present study has allowed to evaluate highly its interest and singularity from both the historical-artistic and ceramology points of views, with models scarcely frequent or unknown in Ceramic Art, in general, and particularly at Sevilla. The conservation state of the ceramic composition in the frontal de altar was also investigated, being not so good due to their remarkable deterioration. It is discussed the documentation that exists concerning this artistic work, and the proofs of the author by a signature (AV.GTSA:FA, which is attributed to Cristóbal de Augusta. Finally, it has been performed a virtual re-construction of the scene represented at the ceramic frontal de altar. For this purpose, digital photography and data treatment using computer methods have been applied. From all these results, it has been designed a proposal to take part in this artwork for a next possible restauration.

    Se describen y estudian una serie de composiciones cerámicas del Patrimonio Histórico-Artístico y Cultural (siglo XVI que existen en la iglesia del Convento Madre de Dios de Sevilla. Se trata del denominado frontal de altar y dos paneles laterales, realizados mediante la técnica del azulejo plano polícromo (12,5 x 12,5 cm. Son de temática apocalíptica y están ubicados debajo de un retablo de madera dedicado a San Juan Evangelista. El estudio llevado a cabo ha permitido apreciar su interés y singularidad desde el punto de vista histórico-artístico y ceramológico, con modelos poco frecuentes o desconocidos en

  13. Nursing Education in Spain--Past, Present and Future.

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    Yarnoz, Adelaida Zabalegui

    2002-01-01

    In Spain, the nursing diploma is inadequate for current health care needs. To meet the demand, Spain is developing baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs using European Union guidelines to ensure the preparation of a professional nursing work force. (SK)

  14. Biomass universal district heating systems

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    Full Text Available In mild climate regions Directive 27/2012 EU application for developing sustainable district heating networks in consolidated urban nucleus is a challenge. In Spain most of the municipalities above 5,000 inhabitants have a reliable natural gas network and individual heating systems at homes. In this work a new heating network paradigm is proposed, the biomass universal heating network in rural areas. This model involves all the economic, legal and technical aspects and interactions between the different agents of the systems: provider company, individual and collective end-users and local and regional administration. The continental region in Spain has 588 municipalities with a population above 1,500 inhabitants close to forest biomass with renewable use. In many of these cases the regulation identifies the ownership of the forest resources use. The universal heating networks are a great opportunity for energy saving of 2,000 GWh, avoiding 2.7 million tons of CO2 emissions and with a global annual savings for end users of 61.8 million of euros. The presented model is easily extrapolated to other small municipalities in Europe. The real application of the model is presented for three municipalities in different locations of Spain where Universal Heating Networks are under development. The analysis show the interest of the integrated model for the three cases with different structural agents and relationships between them. The use of sustainable forest resources, extracted and managed by local companies, strengths circular economy in the region with a potential global economic impact above 200 M€.

  15. Biomass universal district heating systems

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    Soltero, Victor Manuel; Rodríguez-Artacho, Salvador; Velázquez, Ramón; Chacartegui, Ricardo

    2017-11-01

    In mild climate regions Directive 27/2012 EU application for developing sustainable district heating networks in consolidated urban nucleus is a challenge. In Spain most of the municipalities above 5,000 inhabitants have a reliable natural gas network and individual heating systems at homes. In this work a new heating network paradigm is proposed, the biomass universal heating network in rural areas. This model involves all the economic, legal and technical aspects and interactions between the different agents of the systems: provider company, individual and collective end-users and local and regional administration. The continental region in Spain has 588 municipalities with a population above 1,500 inhabitants close to forest biomass with renewable use. In many of these cases the regulation identifies the ownership of the forest resources use. The universal heating networks are a great opportunity for energy saving of 2,000 GWh, avoiding 2.7 million tons of CO2 emissions and with a global annual savings for end users of 61.8 million of euros. The presented model is easily extrapolated to other small municipalities in Europe. The real application of the model is presented for three municipalities in different locations of Spain where Universal Heating Networks are under development. The analysis show the interest of the integrated model for the three cases with different structural agents and relationships between them. The use of sustainable forest resources, extracted and managed by local companies, strengths circular economy in the region with a potential global economic impact above 200 M€.

  16. Construcción de pantallas y anclajes en el solar del Mercado de la Encarnación en Sevilla: modelo de cálculo, estudio de desplazamientos y propuesta de intervención

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    Full Text Available The construction of reinforced concrete diaphragm walls under Encarnación Square comes after the demolition in 1972 of the antique “Mercado de Abastos”. Those works were included into the administrative concession of the Sevilla City Council for the constructions of a new market and underground parking. As the project annex, were made the calculation of the building’s diaphragm walls would contain 3 levels underground, with the conditioning factors to avoid damages on the buildings and roads around. The wall’s execution started on July and finished on November 2002. A total of 8835 m2 and 1840 m2 were built with 80 cm and 100 cm of thickness respectively. Once the containment structure was finished, the anchorages works begin between May and September 2003. This investigation exposes the calculation method used for the walls and anchors and shows the graphic of deformation obtained by inclinometers.La construcción de las pantallas en el solar de la plaza de la Encarnación, surge tras la demolición en 1972 del Antiguo Mercado de Abastos. Esta actuación estaba englobada dentro de la concesión administrativa que el Ayuntamiento de Sevilla adjudicó para la construcción de un nuevo Mercado y Aparcamiento Subterráneo. Como anejo del proyecto, se calcularon las pantallas que albergarían 3 niveles bajo rasante, con los condicionantes de minimizar la afección a los edificios y viales circundantes. Las pantallas se realizaron entre Julio y Noviembre de 2002. Se construyeron un total de 8.835 m2 y 1.840 m2 de pantalla de espesor 80 y 100 cm respectivamente. Con la estructura de contención ejecutada, comienzan a realizarse los anclajes provisionales entre mayo y septiembre de 2003. La investigación expone el método de cálculo utilizado para las pantallas y anclajes, los gráficos de deformación y la comprobación con lo realmente medido con los inclinómetros.

  17. Indoor airborne microbial load in a Spanish University (University of Murcia, Spain).

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    Se realiza un análisis microbiológico del aire mediante muestras recogidas por un método de impacto, analizando variables (bacterias y hongos) en presencia o ausencia de personal para valorar la contaminación que produce la actividad humana.

  18. Acoustic insulation of recent flat buildings in Pamplona, Spain

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    Arana, Miguel A.; San Martin, Ricardo; Vela, Antonio; San Martin, Maria L.

    2002-11-01

    The Municipal Government of Pamplona and the Housing Department of the Government of Navarra (Spain) decided to evaluate acoustic insulation of new flat buildings in Pamplona. Such study was ordered to the Acoustic Laboratory of the Public University of Navarra. During the last year, measurements relating to acoustic insulation were carried out in most of the new blocks of flats made in Pamplona. The results obtained show that acoustic insulation is insufficient in most buildings both for airborne sound reduction and for impact sound. The figures required by Spanish legislation do not fulfil in more than 80 percent of the cases. On the other hand, a great correlation between sound reduction figures obtained from index of ISO 140-4 and from R (in dBA) of the Spanish norm for in situ measurements was carried out. A new Spanish legislation will be approved shortly.

  19. Mathematics education and learning disabilities in Spain.

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    Casas, Ana Miranda; Castellar, Rosa García

    2004-01-01

    In the first part of this article, we describe the basic objectives of the math curriculum in Spain as well as the basic contents, teacher resources, and obstacles perceived in mathematics instruction. Second, we briefly describe the concept of learning disabilities (LD) as they are currently defined in Spain. As stated in the recent educational reform, a student with LD is any student with special educational needs. The emphasis is placed on the educational resources that these students need in order to achieve the curricular objectives that correspond to their age group or grade. Third, we comment specifically on the educational services model and the evaluation and instructional procedures for students with math learning disabilities. Finally, we describe some lines of research that have appeared in the last few years in Spain that have led to the development of new evaluation and intervention procedures for students with LD in computation and problem solving.

  20. [Incidence study of listeriosis in Spain].

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    Valero, Fernando Parrilla; Rafart, Josep Vaqué

    2014-01-01

    We performed a descriptive retrospective study of cases of listeriosis occurring in Spain from 2001 to 2007 to determine the burden and trend of this disease in our setting. Several sources of information were used. Epidemiological information was collected from 1.242 cases of listeriosis, representing a mean incidence rate of 0,56 cases per 100.000 inhabitants per year, which was extrapolated as an overall estimate for Spain. The annual incidence showed a statistically significant increasing trend (p <0,001) over the study period. This figure was higher than that reported in Spain (0,16) by the Microbiological Information System, which is voluntary, showing that underreporting exists. The inclusion of listeriosis in the Mandatory Notification System would allow determination of the distribution and characteristics of this infection in humans, as well as promotion of effective prevention and control. Copyright © 2013 SESPAS. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  1. Transparency and Good Governance in Spain

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    Catalina Larach

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, transparency and Governance are relevant for Spain. Especially, for the dissatisfied citizenship and the weakness in national and local institutions over the last few years, with results like not trusting, less guarantee on healthcare and education system, the corruption in public administration, politics-economic issues, and so on. Although, in the European Union, Spain has been one of the last countries to regulate this issue, whit Act 19/2013 there are new objectives relating to open government, citizenship, technology, accountability. Moreover in relation with the structure of administration because the “commission for transparency and good governance” was initiated on last 19th January. In general, its effectiveness in moderating this issue and applying measures in order to get administration systems cleaner in countries like Spain.

  2. University Practice as a Key Factor in Increasing the Sensitivity to Educational Inclusion

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    De Luna Velasco, Laura E.; Hernández Fernández, Antonio; Ferrándiz Vindel, Isabel María

    2012-01-01

    The present article is based on research carried out in three universities, the University Center South (Cusur, Mexico), Jaen and Cuenca (Spain) on the influence of university practice in the development of sensitivity towards inclusive education in our students the first years of the Diploma in Education, using the subject "pedagogical basis…

  3. Universal trellises

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    P.J. Collins (Pieter)

    2006-01-01

    textabstractA flow in three-dimensions is universal if the periodic orbits contains all knots and links. Universal flows were shown to exist by Ghrist, and can be constructed by means of templates. Likewise, a planar diffeomorphism is universal if it has a suspension flow which is a universal flow.

  4. Utilization of psychiatric emergency services by homeless persons in Spain.

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    Pascual, Juan Carlos; Malagón, Angeles; Arcega, Jose M; Gines, Jose M; Navinés, Ricard; Gurrea, Alfredo; Garcia-Ribera, Carlos; Bulbena, Antoni

    2008-01-01

    Studies examining the relationship between homeless persons and the use of psychiatric emergency services (PES) in a country with universal access to health care are lacking. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of homelessness in adults visiting a PES in Spain, identify the differences between homeless and non-homeless patients in the use of PES and analyze the factors associated with homelessness and the decision to hospitalize. The study included a total of 11 578 consecutive admissions to a PES in a tertiary hospital in Barcelona, Spain, over a 4-year period. Data collected included socio-demographic and clinical information, and score on the Severity of Psychiatric Illness (SPI) scale. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to calculate odds ratios for the factors associated with homelessness and the decision to hospitalize. Five hundred sixty (4.8%) admissions were considered homeless. Homeless patients had more psychotic and drug abuse disorders, greater severity of symptoms, more risk of being a danger to others and more frequent hospitalization needs than non-homeless patients. Factors related to homelessness were male gender, substance abuse and immigrant status from North Africa, Sub-Sahara Africa and Western countries. The decision to hospitalize homeless patients was associated with psychosis diagnosis, suicide risk, danger to others, symptom severity, medical problems and noncompliance with treatment. In an attempt to decrease the use of emergency resources and prevent the risk of homelessness, mental health planners in a universal healthcare system should improve outpatient access for populations with risk factors such as substance abuse and immigration.

  5. Current status of General Pathology training in Spain.

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    Casademont, J; Porcel, J M; Vargas Núñez, J A; González Macías, J

    2013-12-01

    One of the core subjects in university training of the physicians has been General Pathology. Responsibility for this has historically fallen on Internal Medicine specialists. However, we are unaware if this situation is currently maintained. A questionnaire was sent to the coordinators of the subject of the 39 Spanish medical schools to know, among other things, the current denomination of the subjects (traditionally known as «General Pathology»), number of credits, teaching activities included in the subject and number and specialty of the professors responsible for it. Some data from the medical schools that did not respond were obtained from their web pages. A total of 28 of the 39 (72%) medical schools existing in Spain answered the survey. The current denomination of the subject «General Pathology» varied greatly. The mean number of credits (one credit=20-25 h) was 11.2 (range 3 to 29). In 22 of 34 schools (65%), the subject was taught in the third year of the studies, but in 21% of the schools, it was partially and in 15% of the schools, totally, taught in the second year. More than half of the professors (54%) who taught the subject were Internal Medicine specialists, although this responsibility was shared with other specialists in a large proportion. Teaching of General Pathology shows a marked heterogeneity that does not seem to be due to teaching or pedagogic criteria among the different schools of Spain. These facts may be due to less presence in the university setting of Internal Medicine compared to other specialties. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

  6. Annotations to handball in the historical context of sport in Spain (1900-1939) ANOTACIONES AL BALONMANO EN EL CONTEXTO HISTÓRICO DEL DEPORTE EN ESPAÑA (1900-1939)[Annotations to handball in the historical context of sport in Spain (1900-1939)

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    Xavier Torrebadella-Flix

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    To address the origins of handball in Spain, studying new historical documentary sources allows us to state the question and describe or reinterpret events so far known. The handball was introduced through the Explorers from Spain, Central School of Gymnastics and mainly by women's sports at the University of Madrid during the Second Republic. The news presented here helps build the history of handball in the social situation of sport in Spain from 1900 to 1939.Para abordar los orígenes del b...

  7. The profession of neuropsychology in Spain: results of a national survey.

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    Olabarrieta-Landa, Laiene; Caracuel, Alfonso; Pérez-García, Miguel; Panyavin, Ivan; Morlett-Paredes, Alejandra; Arango-Lasprilla, Juan Carlos

    2016-11-01

    To examine the current status of professional neuropsychology in Spain, with particular focus on the areas of professional training, current work situation, evaluation and diagnostic practice, rehabilitation, teaching, and research. Three hundred and thirty-nine self-identified professionals in neuropsychology from Spain completed an online survey between July and December of 2013. Respondents had an average age of 35.8 years and 77% were women. Ninety-seven percent of the respondents identified as psychologists; 82% of the sample had a master's degree, and 33% a doctoral degree. The majority (91%) received their neuropsychological training at a graduate level; 88% engaged in neuropsychological evaluation, 59% in rehabilitation, 50% in research, and 40% in teaching. Average number of hours per week dedicated to work in neuropsychology was 29.7, with 28% of the respondents reporting working in hospitals, 17% in not-for-profit rehabilitation centers, 15% in universities, and 14% in private clinics. Clinicians primarily work with individuals with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and dementia. The top perceived barriers to development of neuropsychology in Spain included lack of clinical and academic training opportunities, and negative attitude toward professional collaboration. The field of neuropsychology in Spain is young and rapidly growing. There is a need to regulate professional neuropsychology, improve graduate curricula, enhance existing clinical training, develop professional certification programs, validate and create normative data for existing neuropsychological tests, and create new, culturally relevant instruments.

  8. 75 FR 23303 - Chlorinated Isocyanurates From China and Spain

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    2010-05-03

    ... COMMISSION Chlorinated Isocyanurates From China and Spain AGENCY: United States International Trade... isocyanurates from China and Spain. SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews... revocation of the antidumping duty orders on chlorinated isocyanurates from China and Spain would be likely...

  9. 75 FR 51113 - Chlorinated Isocyanurates From China and Spain

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    2010-08-18

    ... COMMISSION Chlorinated Isocyanurates From China and Spain AGENCY: United States International Trade... chlorinated isocyanurates from China and Spain. SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling... from China and Spain would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a...

  10. 48 CFR 252.229-7005 - Tax exemptions (Spain).

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    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Tax exemptions (Spain... of Provisions And Clauses 252.229-7005 Tax exemptions (Spain). As prescribed in 229.402-70(e), use the following clause: Tax Exemptions (Spain) (JUN 1997) (a) The Contractor represents that the...

  11. 7 CFR 319.56-31 - Peppers from Spain.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Peppers from Spain. 319.56-31 Section 319.56-31... SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREIGN QUARANTINE NOTICES Fruits and Vegetables § 319.56-31 Peppers from Spain. Peppers (fruit) (Capsicum spp.) may be imported into the United States from Spain only...

  12. Assessment of the quality of a Master on Photonics in Galicia, Spain

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    Michinel, Humberto; Paredes, Ángel; Salgueiro, José R.; Arias, M. T. F.; Yáñez, Armando

    2015-10-01

    The Spanish University System in the framework of the European studies under the Bologna process presents a huge number of Master courses. This fact has yielded the creation of an official procedure of "accreditation" of this kind of degrees. In this work, we present and discuss data collected from the official accreditation process recently carried out for the Masters on "Photonics and Laser Technologies", coordinated by the University of Vigo (UVigo) and involving three Universities: Vigo (UVIGO), Santiago de Compostela (USC) and A Coruña (UdC) in the autonomous region of Galicia (Spain) where the accreditation is made by the Agency for the Quality of the University Galician System (ACSUG). The data collected play a fundamental role in the accreditation process in order to make future decisions about the studies offered in the Galician University System.

  13. Algunos efectos aerodinámicos y los túneles de la línea de alta velocidad Madrid-Sevilla

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    García González, Elías

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    Full Text Available It is likely that f the reader has sensitive ears and has travelled on one of the numerous trains in Spain which pass through tunnels; he may have experienced the sensation of his ears plugging up. This sensation, although lasting very briefly, scarcely two or three seconds, can be somewhat irritating. As speed increases, this sensation becomes downright disagreeabe for some travelers. This article discusses this and other questions related to high speed trains and their effects in tunnels, as well as the measures which can be taken to reduce or eradicate them.

    Es probable que, si el lector tiene oídos delicados, y viaja por alguna de las numerosas líneas ferroviarias con túneles que tiene España, haya experimentado, al circular por los mismos, alguna sensación de obturación en los oídos que puede llegar a ser algo molesta, aunque de muy breve duración, apenas dos o tres segundos. A medida que las velocidades aumentan, estas sensaciones, para algunos viajeros, pueden ser francamente desagradables. Sobre ésta y otras cuestiones, relacionadas con las altas velocidades ferroviarias y sus efectos en los túneles, así como de las medidas para su anulación o atenuación, trata el presente artículo.

  14. La asistencia a pacientes crónicos y pluripatológicos. Magnitud e iniciativas para su manejo: La Declaración de Sevilla. Situación y propuestas en Galicia

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    Julio Montes Santiago

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    Full Text Available El progresivo envejecimiento de las poblaciones con el exponencial crecimiento de pacientes con enfermedades crónicas y pluripatológicas y dependencia que ello conlleva ha supuesto importantes desafíos para las administraciones y financiación de los sistemas sanitarios. Por ello, estos están desarrollando diversas estrategias para afrontar tales desafíos. También en España la Declaración de Sevilla 2011 ha impulsado un Plan integral nacional sobre atención al paciente con enfermedades crónicas, basado en tres pilares: involucrar al paciente y la comunidad, establecer pautas para organizar la asistencia y desarrollar la información clínica y toma de decisiones. Ello es particularmente importante en Galicia que presenta una población más envejecida y con mayor prevalencia de enfermedades crónicas que la media nacional. En tal sentido la Estrategia SERGAS 2014 en dicha Comunidad pretende aportar objetivos y líneas de actuación para enfrentar tales problemas. En sintonía con tales planes en nuestro entorno la SOGAMI ha establecido un plan de inicio para involucrar a sus miembros en una atención más informada y eficiente para los pacientes crónicos y pluripatológicos.

  15. Análisis de los criterios de movilidad y desarrollo de zonas verdes como factores de sustentabilidad en la implantación urbana de la Universidad de Sevilla (España

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    Alexis Pérez Fargallo

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    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la integración de la Universidad de Sevilla, como organismo disperso en la ciudad, desde la óptica de la sustentabilidad. Las actividades universitarias deben dar lugar a hábitats desarrollados a partir de un objetivo de calidad urbana y con una voluntad de integración en la ciudad, dando lugar a una puesta en valor del entorno donde se ubican. El análisis del modelo de una universidad con una estructura dispersa desarrollada a lo largo de la historia, permite analizar las ventajas e inconvenientes que surgen, tanto en la propia institución como en el espacio urbano que la acoge y a su área de influencia. La disponibilidad de espacios públicos, la accesibilidad y la movilidad en el entorno de los centros universitarios son analizadas desde una visión de sustentabilidad para establecer un diagnóstico que genere una mejor planificación.

  16. The water footprint of tourism in Spain

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    Cazcarro, I.; Hoekstra, Arjen Ysbert; Sánchez Chóliz, J.

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    This study complements the water footprint (WF) estimations for Spain, incorporating insights of the process analysis and input–output (IO) analysis. We evaluate the virtual (both blue and green consumed) water trade of agricultural and industrial products, but also of services, especially through

  17. Does Education Affect Happiness? Evidence for Spain

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    Cunado, Juncal; de Gracia, Fernando Perez

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we study the impact of education on happiness in Spain using individual-level data from the European Social Survey, by means of estimating Ordinal Logit Models. We find both direct and indirect effects of education on happiness. First, we find an indirect effect of education on happiness through income and labour status. That is, we…

  18. [Tuberculosis and immigration in Spain: scoping review].

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    Casals, Martí; Rodrigo, Teresa; Camprubí, Esteve; Orcau, Angels; Caylà, Joan A

    2014-01-01

    Immigration is a fairly recent phenomenon in Spain and there are still few scientific publications on tuberculosis (TB) and immigration. Therefore, the aim of this study is to describe the differential characteristics of TB in the immigrant population with respect to natives in Spain. Literature review of original articles written in Spanish or English and published 1998-2012 about TB among immigrant population. The articles with the key words "Tuberculosis", "immigrants" and "Spain" were included. Literature search was performed in Medline and MEDES. A total of 72,087 articles on TB were detected worldwide, 6% of them dealt with the immigration issue. Regarding Spain we found 2,917 articles representing 4% of the papers published worldwide, and in 219 (7.5%) immigration was considered. Of the 219 articles, 48% were published in Spanish journals and the 52% remaining in Anglo-Saxon journals. 93.5% of immigrants with TB were younger than 51, whereas this percentage was 64.9% in natives. Drug resistance can be seen in 7.8% of the immigrant population but in only 3.8% of natives. It was also detected that the unavailability of a health card could be a problem. Immigrants with TB were characterized by being younger and having more drug resistance and coming mostly from Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. It was also detected that the unavailability of a health card could be a problem.

  19. Road accidents and business cycles in Spain.

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    Rodríguez-López, Jesús; Marrero, Gustavo A; González, Rosa Marina; Leal-Linares, Teresa

    2016-11-01

    This paper explores the causes behind the downturn in road accidents in Spain across the last decade. Possible causes are grouped into three categories: Institutional factors (a Penalty Point System, PPS, dating from 2006), technological factors (active safety and passive safety of vehicles), and macroeconomic factors (the Great recession starting in 2008, and an increase in fuel prices during the spring of 2008). The PPS has been blessed by incumbent authorities as responsible for the decline of road fatalities in Spain. Using cointegration techniques, the GDP growth rate, the fuel price, the PPS, and technological items embedded in motor vehicles appear to be statistically significantly related with accidents. Importantly, PPS is found to be significant in reducing fatal accidents. However, PPS is not significant for non-fatal accidents. In view of these results, we conclude that road accidents in Spain are very sensitive to the business cycle, and that the PPS influenced the severity (fatality) rather than the quantity of accidents in Spain. Importantly, technological items help explain a sizable fraction in accidents downturn, their effects dating back from the end of the nineties. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Chinese migration in Spain. General characteristics

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    Amelia Sáiz López

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the Chinese presence in Spain is analyzed from a chronological perspective along with the ongoing changes in geographic location and economic activity. The growth in numbers of this community has obliged its members to look for new locations, distancing themselves from their ethnic strongholds, with the aim of bringingtheir migratory plans to fruition.

  1. Health, Financial Incentives and Retirement in Spain

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    E. Erdogan-Ciftci (Esen); E.K.A. van Doorslaer (Eddy); A. Lopez-Nicolas (Angel)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractWe estimate the impact of health and financial incentives on the retirement transitions of older workers in Spain. Individual measures of pension wealth, peak and accrual values are constructed using labor market histories and health shocks are derived as changes in a composite health

  2. The 1918 "Spanish flu" in Spain.

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    Trilla, Antoni; Trilla, Guillem; Daer, Carolyn

    2008-09-01

    The 1918-1919 influenza pandemic was the most devastating epidemic in modern history. Here, we review epidemiological and historical data about the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic in Spain. On 22 May 1918, the epidemic was a headline in Madrid's ABC newspaper. The infectious disease most likely reached Spain from France, perhaps as the result of the heavy railroad traffic of Spanish and Portuguese migrant workers to and from France. The total numbers of persons who died of influenza in Spain were officially estimated to be 147,114 in 1918, 21,235 in 1919, and 17,825 in 1920. However, it is likely that >260,000 Spaniards died of influenza; 75% of these persons died during the second period of the epidemic, and 45% died during October 1918 alone. The Spanish population growth index was negative for 1918 (net loss, 83,121 persons). Although a great deal of evidence indicates that the 1918 A(H1N1) influenza virus unlikely originated in and spread from Spain, the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic will always be known as the Spanish flu.

  3. Aversive racism in Spain: testing the theory

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    Wojcieszak, M.

    2015-01-01

    This study applies the aversive racism framework to Spain and tests whether aversive racism depends on intergroup contact. Relying on a 3 (qualifications) by 3 (ethnicity) experiment, this study finds that aversive racism is especially pronounced against the Mexican job applicant, and emerges among

  4. Lightning-caused fires in Central Spain

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    Nieto Solana, Hector; Aguado, Inmaculada; García, Mariano

    2012-01-01

    a high occurrence. The research was conducted between May and September, which happens to be the most lightning-fire prone period in Spain, for a three year interval starting in 2002 up to 2004. A time-invariant model for lightning-caused fire occurrence was developed for each region at a spatial...

  5. Universal Trellises

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    P.J. Collins (Pieter)

    2007-01-01

    htmlabstract A flow in three-dimensions is universal if the periodic orbits contains all knots and links. Universal flows were shown to exist by Ghrist, and can be constructed by means of templates. Likewise, a planar diffeomorphism is universal if it has a suspension

  6. The evolutionist debate in Spain during the nineteenth century: a re-examination.

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    Puig-Samper, Miguel Ángel; García González, Armando; Pelayo, Francisco

    2017-01-01

    This article re-examines the research on evolutionism in Spain and updates knowledge on this topic in light of the work of Thomas Glick, the more philosophical work of Diego Núñez and contributions in recent years from the Latin American network of historians of biology and evolution, who have dealt with the more polemical aspects of the reception of evolution theory. It includes new arguments, such as identification of the drawings in El Museo Universal, whose Lamarckian or Darwinian nature has been a subject of ongoing debate. It also covers the crucial role of the acceptance of Haeckel's work in Spain in comparison to the weaker support for a strictly Darwinian perspective, the role of the Spanish histology school, and the impact of evolutionism on literature.

  7. Pharmaceutical costs of assisted reproduction in Spain.

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    Lorente, Maria-Reyes; Hernández, Juana; Antoñanzas, Fernando

    2013-11-01

    Assisted reproduction is one of the health services currently being considered for possible limitation or exclusion from the public health services portfolio in Spain. One of the main reasons claimed for this is the impact on the budget for pharmaceutical expenditure. The objective of this study was to assess the significance of the pharmaceutical costs of assisted reproduction in Spain. This study focused on medical practice in Spain, and is based on the opinions of experts in assisted reproduction and the results provided by professional societies' publications. The reference year is 2012 and the setting was secondary care. We have included all existing pharmaceutical modalities for assisted reproduction, as well as the most common drug for each modality. We have considered the pharmaceutical cost per cycle for artificial insemination, in vitro fertilisation with or without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF_ICSI), and cryotransfer and donated fresh oocytes reception. In Spain, artificial insemination has a pharmaceutical cost per cycle of between €69.36 and €873.79. This amounts to an average cycle cost of €364.87 for partner's sperm and €327.10 for donor sperm. The pharmaceutical cost of IVF_ICSI ranges between €278.16 and €1,902.66, giving an average cost per cycle of €1,139.65. In the case of cryotransfer and donated fresh oocytes reception, the pharmaceutical cost per cycle is between €22.61 and €58.73, yielding an average cost of €40.67. The budgetary impact of pharmaceutical expenditure for assisted reproduction in Spain for the year 2012 was estimated at €98.7 million. In Spain, the total pharmaceutical cost of assisted reproduction is substantial. According to our results, we can say that about 29% of the total pharmaceutical expenditure for assisted reproduction techniques is funded by the National Health System and the rest represents 2.4% of the total annual out-of-pocket family expenditure on drugs.

  8. Demanded competences in the agricultural engineering sector in Spain

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    Perdigones, A.; García, J. L.; Benavente, R. M.; Tarquis, A. M.

    2009-04-01

    An engineering education should prepare students, i.e., emerging engineers, to use problem-solving processes that combine creativity and imagination with rigour and discipline. The emphasis on training engineers may be best placed on answering the needs of industry; indeed, many proposals are now being made to try to reduce the gap between the educational and industrial communities. Training in the use of certain skills or competences may be one way of better preparing engineering undergraduates for eventual employment in industry. However, industry's needs in this respect must first be known. The aim of this work was to determine which skills are used by practising agricultural engineers with the aim of incorporating training in their use into our department's teaching curriculum. Three surveys were undertaken to determine which skills are demanded by agricultural engineers in their professional activities in Spain. Surveys were carried out by the Department of Rural Engineering, Technical University of Madrid (Spain), analysing two related degrees (agricultural engineer with a duration of the study plan of three and five years, respectively) during the courses 2006/07 and 2007/08. The first survey determined the competences acquired by the students along their academic studies (371 students interviewed). The second survey determined the skills demanded by the enterprises of the agricultural sector (50 enterprises interviewed). The third survey determined the skills demanded by the agricultural engineers working in the sector (70 engineers interviewed), specifically asking about the computer programs used by practising agricultural engineers. Surveys showed important differences between the competences demanded by the enterprises and the competences acquired by the students at the university. Enterprises mainly demanded general competences (team working, time organizing, and skills with computer programs) and were less interested in specific technical skills

  9. The Concept of Good Teaching in Universities around the World.

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    Ballantine, Jeane; King, Edith W.

    The paper's hypothesis is that higher education has universal value, but is seen as serving different primary purposes in different societies and political contexts. In Part I of the study, 18 professors from 12 countries were interviewed; the 12 countries were England, Spain, Yugoslavia, Soviet Union, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Philippines, China…

  10. Study Aid for University Education 1977/78 School Year.

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    Pascual, Luis Cordero; Jares, Jose Luis Diaz

    1980-01-01

    An overview of the types of financial aid available to students in universities in Spain, in 1977/78. A major problem is that aid did not take into account wages lost as a result of having to forego gainful employment. Presents tabular data on recipients, provinces in which study was undertaken, subjects of study, and types of assistance. (DB)

  11. La tutoría académica en la educación superior. Una investigación a partir de entrevistas y grupos de discusión en la Universidad de Cantabria (España)/Academic mentoring in higher education. A research based on interviews and discussion groups at the University of Cantabria (Spain)

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    Carlos Rodríguez-Hoyos; Adelina Calvo Salvador; Ignacio Haya Salmón

    2015-01-01

    .... More specifically, this work focuses on the analysis of academic mentoring. To do this we used a qualitative research design and selected a sample of students from the five areas of knowledge offered in our university...

  12. Entrepreneurship research in Spain: developments and distinctiveness.

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    Sánchez, José C; Gutiérrez, Andrea

    2011-08-01

    This article presents a review of research on entrepreneurship in Spain, paying particular attention to its beginnings, nature and main focus of interest. We have developed a database based on the review of 471 works produced between 1977 and 2009, including articles published in national and international journals and dissertations (read in Spain) that allowed us to extract the following results. There is a preference for qualitative methods, conceptual contributions and the entrepreneurial process as the privileged research theme. There is also a strong focus of interest on micro and small enterprises. These characteristics of Spanish research in areas of entrepreneurship can make a distinctive contribution to international research. However, the dissemination of knowledge and inadequate strategies for international publication limit the diffusion of Spanish research in entrepreneurship. Lastly, we discuss the implications for future research.

  13. Demographic and future supply working in Spain.

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    Juan Antonio Fernández Cordón

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The demographic situation in Spain is characterised by a very low birth rate: the lowest in Europe, a high life expectancy, the highest in the world and an immigration of foreign workers that was initiated in the 80s and that is increasing lately. The growing old of the population will increase in the future. Neither immigration nor the increase of birth rates will reverse this tendency. Therefore the ratio of dependence will be unavoidable. The creation of employment will be limited in the medium and the long term by a scarcity of employment, due to a foreseeable decrease of the population at a working age. In order to overcome this deficiency Spain cannot count on foreign immigration since this is not guaranteed in the future. Countries of origin are going through their own demographic transition, their population will also grow old in the long term while they attempt to improve their economic situation.

  14. Training in breast surgery in Spain.

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    Miguelena, José M; Domínguez Cunchillos, Fernando

    2016-01-01

    Breast surgery is a key part of training and competency in general surgery in Spain and is a "frontier area" that can be efficiently managed by general surgeons and gynecologists. The main objective of the training process consists of the surgical treatment of breast cancer, including conservative surgery, oncoplastic and reconstructive techniques. This article analyses the current status of breast surgery training in Spain and schematically proposes potential targets of the different training programs, to improve access and training for surgeons and residents in this area, taking into account the RD 639/2014 and European regulation. The priority is to specify the level of training that should be achieved, in relation to the group of professionals involved, considering their area of competency: surgery resident, educational programs, and surgeons with special dedication to this area. Copyright © 2016 AEC. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  15. Patents, antibiotics, and autarky in Spain.

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    Romero De Pablos, Ana

    2014-01-01

    Patents on antibiotics were introduced in Spain in 1949. Preliminary research reveals diversification in the types of antibiotics: patents relating to penicillin were followed by those relating to streptomycin, erythromycin and tetracycline. There was also diversification in the firms that applied for patents: while Merck & Co. Incorporated and Schenley Industries Inc. were the main partners with Spanish antibiotics manufacturers in the late 1940s, this industrial space also included many others, such as Eli Lilly & Company, Abbott Laboratories, Chas. Pfizer & Co. Incorporated, and American Cyanamid Company in the mid-1970s. The introduction of these drugs in Spain adds new elements to a re-evaluation of the autarkic politics of the early years of the Franco dictatorship.

  16. Social risk perception: recent findings in Spain

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    Prades-Lopez, A. [CIEMAT, Centro de Investigacion Energica Medioambiental y Technologia (Spain); Martinez-Arias, R.; Diaz-Hidalgo, M. [Faculty of Psychology, Complutense University, Madrid (Spain)

    1998-07-01

    The purpose of this paper is to present our main results from a survey carried out in Spain in the context of social risk perception. This survey is included in a broad project (PRISP) sponsored by the UE and the national Civil Protection Service, and carried out simultaneously in three countries: Spain, Italy and UK. The project combined qualitative and quantitative assessment methods, although only survey results are presented here. A random sample of 600 subjects from two different Spanish communities close to a COMAH chemical site was selected for the research. Main findings regarding, differential perception between both community populations, sex differences, and 'bias perception' of risks among others have been achieved. Main dimensions were obtained by multidimensional scaling and Factor Analysis. Dimensions reported here are similar to the usual findings from the psychometric paradigm. (authors)

  17. Fatty acid and sn-2 fatty acid composition in human milk from Granada (Spain) and in infant formulas.

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    López-López, A; López-Sabater, M C; Campoy-Folgoso, C; Rivero-Urgell, M; Castellote-Bargalló, A I

    2002-12-01

    To investigate differences in fatty acid and sn-2 fatty acid composition in colostrum, transitional and mature human milk, and in term infant formulas. Departament de Nutrició i Bromatologia, University of Barcelona, Spain and University Hospital of Granada, Spain. One-hundred and twenty mothers and 11 available types of infant formulas for term infants. We analysed the fatty acid composition of colostrum (n=40), transitional milk (n=40), mature milk (n=40) and 11 infant formulas. We also analysed the fatty acid composition at sn-2 position in colostrum (n=12), transitional milk (n=12), mature milk (n=12), and the 11 infant formulas. Human milk in Spain had low saturated fatty acids, high monounsaturated fatty acids and high linolenic acid. Infant formulas and mature human milk had similar fatty acid composition. In mature milk, palmitic acid was preferentially esterified at the sn-2 position (86.25%), and oleic and linoleic acids were predominantly esterified at the sn-1,3 positions (12.22 and 22.27%, respectively, in the sn-2 position). In infant formulas, palmitic acid was preferentially esterified at the sn-1,3 positions and oleic and linoleic acids had higher percentages at the sn-2 position than they do in human milk. Fatty acid composition of human milk in Spain seems to reflect the Mediterranean dietary habits of mothers. Infant formulas resemble the fatty acid profile of human milk, but the distribution of fatty acids at the sn-2 position is markedly different.

  18. Higher education in the fight against poverty from the capabilities approach: The case of Spain

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    Roberto Sanz

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    Full Text Available This article describes relative poverty in Spain in relation to the other States in the European Union, following the European indicator AROPE. The official data provided by the National Statistical Institute of Spain and by Eurostat, refer to the year 2014 (the last one for which definitive data are available is 2015. Given the relative poverty of Spanish population, the failure of conventional economic theories, which conceive social development as GDP growth, is clear, and it is argued in favour of the human capabilities approach as a more adequate option for development, from a theoretical-practical point of view, for the reduction and/or eradication of poverty, as well as the appropriateness of a new conception of Higher Education, structured around central topics of the capabilities approach, to empower citizenship with such objective. The pedagogical proposals discussed here are as follows: (1 the conception of Higher Education Institutions from the approach of capability development, and aimed at social responsibility; (2 the formation of a university community as agents of their lives and communities; (3 the learning by the university community of the values in the capabilities approach; (4 the option of the university community for participation in public affairs in the pursuit of the common good; (5 the primacy of the formation of the university community as agents of sustainability agents.

  19. Area Handbook Series: Spain: A Country Study

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    1988-12-01

    of Labor (Confederaci6n Nacional del Trabajo -CNT), was able on several occasions to shut down Barcelona. The aim of the anarchists was not to take...Outsiders who still thought of Spain as socially restrained and conservative were surprised to note the public changes in sexual attitudes in the country...government policy for some years remained quite distant from social practice in two important areas related to private sexual behavior, contraception

  20. National registry of hemoglobinopathies in Spain (REPHem).

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    Cela, Elena; Bellón, José M; de la Cruz, María; Beléndez, Cristina; Berrueco, Rubén; Ruiz, Anna; Elorza, Izaskun; Díaz de Heredia, Cristina; Cervera, Aurea; Vallés, Griselda; Salinas, J Antonio; Coll, M Teresa; Bermúdez, Mar; Prudencio, Marta; Argilés, Bienvenida; Vecilla, Cruz

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    Although highly prevalent throughout the world, the accurate prevalence of hemoglobinopathies in Spain is unknown. This study presents data on the national registry of hemoglobinopathies of patients with thalassemia major (TM), thalassemia intermedia (TI), and sickle cell disease (SCD) in Spain created in 2014. Fifty centers reported cases retrospectively. Data were registered from neonatal screening or from the first contact at diagnosis until last follow-up or death. Data of the 715 eligible patients were collected: 615 SCD (497 SS, 64 SC, 54 SBeta phenotypes), 73 thalassemia, 9 CC phenotype, and 18 other variants. Most of the SCD patients were born in Spain (65%), and 51% of these were diagnosed at newborn screening. Median age at the first diagnosis was 0.4 years for thalassemia and 1.0 years for SCD. The estimated incidence was 0.002 thalassemia cases and 0.03 SCD cases/1,000 live births. Median age was 8.9 years (0.2-33.7) for thalassemia and 8.1 years (0.2-32.8) for SCD patients. Stroke was registered in 16 SCD cases. Transplantation was performed in 43 TM and 23 SCD patients at a median age of 5.2 and 7.8 years, respectively. Twenty-one patients died (3 TM, 17 SCD, 1 CC) and 200 were lost to follow-up. Causes of death were related to transplantation in three patients with TM and three patients with SCD. Death did not seem to be associated with SCD in six patients, but nine patients died secondary to disease complications. Overall survival was 95% at 15 years of age. The registry provides data about the prevalence of hemoglobinopathies in Spain and will permit future cohort studies and the possibility of comparison with other registries. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Food-related life style in Spain

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    Bredahl, Lone; Brunsø, Karen; Grunert,Klaus G.; Beckmann, Suzanne C.

    1996-01-01

    Executive summary 1. This report contains the main results of a survey of food-related lifestyle in Spain, based on a representative sample of 1000 Spanish households. 2. Generally speaking, Spanish food consumers are very interested in shopping for food and cooking. Compared with other European food consumers, however, they are also very conservative, both in their choice and use of food. 3. Spanish food consumers can be divided into five segments, which differ both in the way they use food ...

  2. Traces of Arab lnfluence in Spain

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    Rosenthal, E.; Yusuf ALEMDAR

    2006-01-01

    In this article, a famous orientalist Mr. E. Rosenthal is tatking about histaricalheritage that belongs to the Andalus Umayyads which ruled in Spain between 756-1031. Even though article's headline is entitled like " ... Arab ... ", in this article, Mr.Rosenthal, like many orientalists, takes every lslamic heritage, because of the itsorigin, to back to the Arabs. However, we are in agreement with Mr. Rosenthal in thisarticle's headline because of this presumption: First of...

  3. Evaluación del plan de acogida de los alumnos de nuevo ingreso de la facultad de enfermería, fisioterapia y podología de la universidad de Sevilla. España

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    José Rafael González-López

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Dentro de la Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología de la Universidad de Sevilla hemos puesto en marcha, por primera vez, una Jornada que incluye el Plan de Acogida al alumnado de nuevo. El objetivo principal de este estudio es evaluar el Plan de Acogida organizado por el Centro Universitario, con el fin de detectar las debilidades y fortalezas del mismo.Materiales y Métodos: Se llevó a cabo un estudio descriptivo, trasversal, cuantitativo, observacional y comparativo. La muestra quedó constituida por 205 alumnos de nuevo ingreso de dicha Facultad. El instrumento utilizado es una encuesta de elaboración propia que tiene 22 ítems. Dichos ítems constan de una gradación (tipo likert del 1 al 5. Para el análisis de datos se empleó el paquete estadístico Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS versión 17.0 para Windows. Resultados:Obtuvimos una puntuación media de 4.22 con una desviación típica de 0.67 respecto a la comprensión de la información de la Facultad por parte de la muestra. La satisfacción general de las Jornadas de acogida, obtuvo una puntuación media de 4.39 con una desviación típica de 0.73. Discusión y Conclusiones: Se evidencia una mayor tendencia al ingreso desde la Formación Profesional en el Grado de Podología, un 9.04% y 5.32% que accede por Selectividad. Con los datos obtenidos, extraemos que el índice de satisfacción obtenido en nuestras jornadas, superan las realizadas en otras Universidades. La evaluación de la satisfacción por parte de los alumnos de nuevo ingreso en la Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología de la Universidad de Sevilla, ha resultado ser una experiencia muy positiva, por lo que sería recomendable llevar a cabo el Plan de Acogida en cursos venideros. (Rev Cuid 2011; 2(2: 119-26Palabras clave: Estudiantes del Área de la Salud; Ciencias de la Salud; Evaluación Institucional. (Fuente: DeCS BIREME.

  4. Urticarial Vasculitis in Northern Spain

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    Loricera, Javier; Calvo-Río, Vanesa; Mata, Cristina; Ortiz-Sanjuán, Francisco; González-López, Marcos A.; Alvarez, Lino; González-Vela, M. Carmen; Armesto, Susana; Fernández-Llaca, Héctor; Rueda-Gotor, Javier; González-Gay, Miguel A.; Blanco, Ricardo

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Urticarial vasculitis (UV) is a subset of cutaneous vasculitis (CV), characterized clinically by urticarial skin lesions of more than 24 hours’ duration and histologically by leukocytoclastic vasculitis. We assessed the frequency, clinical features, treatment, and outcome of a series of patients with UV. We conducted a retrospective study of patients with UV included in a large series of unselected patients with CV from a university hospital. Of 766 patients with CV, UV was diagnosed in 21 (2.7%; 9 male and 12 female patients; median age, 35 yr; range, 1–78 yr; interquartile range, 5–54 yr). Eight of the 21 cases were aged younger than 20 years old. Potential precipitating factors were upper respiratory tract infections and drugs (penicillin) (n = 4; in all cases in patients aged urticarial lesions, other features such as palpable purpura (n = 7), arthralgia and/or arthritis (n = 13), abdominal pain (n = 2), nephropathy (n = 2), and peripheral neuropathy (n = 1) were observed. Hypocomplementemia (low C4) with low C1q was disclosed in 2 patients. Other abnormal laboratory findings were leukocytosis (n = 7), increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate (n = 6), anemia (n = 4), and antinuclear antibody positivity (n = 2). Treatment included corticosteroids (n = 12), antihistaminic drugs (n = 6), chloroquine (n = 4), nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (n = 3), colchicine (n = 2), and azathioprine (n = 1). After a median follow-up of 10 months (interquartile range, 2–38 mo) recurrences were observed in 4 patients. Apart from 1 patient who died because of an underlying malignancy, the outcome was good with full recovery in the remaining patients. In conclusion, our results indicate that UV is rare but not exceptional. In children UV is often preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection. Urticarial lesions and joint manifestations are the most frequent clinical manifestation. Low complement serum levels are observed in a minority of cases. The prognosis

  5. Museo de Historia de la Farmacia de Sevilla. Una colección universitaria docente y de divulgación científica. Museum of History of the Pharmacy of Seville. A university collection teaching and scientific dissemination.

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    Rocio Ruiz Altaba

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    Full Text Available (ES El Museo recrea una farmacia de finales del siglo XIX y principios de XX. La exposición está ideada para que sea comprensible a todos los niveles. Busca una misión comunicadora, educadora y constructora de conocimientos, además, se trabaja en las funciones inherentes a cualquier colección museográfica como son la conservación, gestión y difusión del patrimonio expuesto. Como colección universitaria, se imparten en él seminarios obligatorios para los estudiantes de Historia de la Farmacia. Se creó para ser un instrumento de aprendizaje, investigación y difusión cultural. (EN The Museum recreates a pharmacy of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibition is designed to be understandable at all levels. The mission is to educate society. We work in the functions of any museographic collection such as the conservation, management and dissemination of the exposed heritage. History of Pharmacy classes are given. It was created to be an instrument of learning, research and cultural diffusion.

  6. Modelo de evaluación del impacto en Andalucía de las obras civiles realizadas con motivo de la Exposición Universal de Sevilla 1992

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    José Javier Rodríguez Alcaide

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    Full Text Available Han pasado ya casi sesenta años desde que el enfoque original de Leontief (1936 de caracter input-output abrió un nuevo camino de análisis y proyección del entramado económico. Desde entonces hasta hoy , de modo creciente, rápido y vigoroso han florecido numerosas áreas de estudio y debate alrededor del análisis input-output. Tantos logros vienen a reafirmar la validez de esta línea de pensamiento que pretende dar respuesta a múltiples cuestiones económicas relacionadas con la realidad de los procesos productivos y de intercambio. El análisis input-output ha ayudado a los procedimientos de recogida de datos y a la clasificación de la metodología de dicha recogida. También ha ayudado al diseño de modelos económicos que contemplan restricciones en las capacidades de producción y asimismo el comportamiento optimizador de los agentes sociales. El análisis input-output ha iluminado estudios de carácter nacional y regional. Dentro de este ámbito regional hemos trabajado en diferentes ocasiones y de modo especial en esta contribución que ahora aportamos.

  7. Implementación universal de un cribado de defectos congénitos de garantía en un área sanitaria: área hospitalaria de Valme, Sevilla, España

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    Sainz B,José A; Serrano R,Rosa; Peral M,Ignacio; Turmo F,Enriqueta; Moro O,Antonio; Almeida G,Carmen; Caballero F,Virginia; Garrido T,Rogelio

    2011-01-01

    Antecedentes: La posibilidad de que un recién nacido presente algún tipo de defecto congénito al nacimiento es de un 2-4% y la aplicación de métodos de cribado de cromosomopatías y de malformaciones estructurales puede reducir la prevalencia de estos defectos congénitos al nacimiento. Objetivos: Demostrar que es posible la implantación de un cribado de malformaciones congénitas de garantía (sensibilidad de diagnóstico para malformaciones estructurales mayores y para síndrome de Down del 80%) ...

  8. University Research and the Creation of Spin-Offs: The Spanish Case

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    Román-Martínez, Isabel; Gómez-Miranda, María-Elena; Sánchez-Fernández, Juan

    2017-01-01

    The backbone of the European innovation strategy is knowledge transfer from universities to companies, the programmes supporting the creation of university spin-offs being one of its pillars. In order to achieve a better understanding of this kind of entrepreneurial activity in Spain, this article analyses the relationship between research…

  9. The Role of Universities and Other Institutions in Successful Entrepreneurship: Some Insights from a Literature Review

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    Zarate-Hoyos, German A.; Larios-Meoño, Fernando

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to analyze the role of universities and other institutions in successful entrepreneurship. Insights are obtained following a literature review approach. Case studies from the United States (New York startup), Spain (Mondragon), and Germany provide strong evidence that universities are very instrumental in the creation,…

  10. Teacher Training for Inclusive Education- An Experience from the University of Cantabria

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    Saiz Linares, Ángela; Susinos Rada, Teresa; Ceballos López, Noelia

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    In this paper, we describe a training proposal for future Infants and Primary School teachers. The paper is based on a collaborative proposal of research and reflection that has taken place between the university tutor and a group of students at the University of Cantabria (Spain). The aim of the paper was to promote a more reflexive and socially…

  11. The Development of Professional Competences Using the Interdisciplinary Project Approach with University Students

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    González-Carrasco, Mònica; Francés Ortega, Jesús; de Castro Vila, Rodolfo; Castañer Vivas, Margarida; San Molina, Joan; Marti Bonmati, Joan

    2016-01-01

    This work describes an experience conducted by a group of professors from different departments at the University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain) which arose from the need for interdisciplinary work in university classrooms in order to promote competences relevant to the professional sector. As part of this experience, students from different degree…

  12. University Teachers' Perspectives on the Role of the Laplace Transform in Engineering Education

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    Holmberg, Margarita; Bernhard, Jonte

    2017-01-01

    The Laplace transform is an important tool in many branches of engineering, for example, electric and control engineering, but is also regarded as a difficult topic for students to master. We have interviewed 22 university teachers from five universities in three countries (Mexico, Spain and Sweden) about their views on relationships among…

  13. Universe Awareness

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    Sankatsing Nava, Tibisay; Russo, Pedro

    2015-08-01

    Universe Awareness (UNAWE) is an educational programme coordinated by Leiden University that uses the beauty and grandeur of the Universe to encourage young children, particularly those from an underprivileged background, to have an interest in science and technology and foster their sense of global citizenship from the earliest age.UNAWE's twofold vision uses our Universe to inspire and motivate very young children: the excitement of the Universe provides an exciting introduction to science and technology, while the vastness and beauty of the Universe helps broaden the mind and stimulate a sense of global citizenship and tolerance. UNAWE's goals are accomplished through four main activities: the coordination of a global network of more than 1000 astronomers, teachers and educators from more than 60 countries, development of educational resources, teacher training activities and evaluation of educational activities.Between 2011 and 2013, EU-UNAWE, the European branch of UNAWE, was funded by the European Commission to implement a project in 5 EU countries and South Africa. This project has been concluded successfully. Since then, the global project Universe Awareness has continued to grow with an expanding international network, new educational resources and teacher trainings and a planned International Workshop in collaboration with ESA in October 2015, among other activities.

  14. Developing Civic Engagement in Distance Higher Education: A Case Study of Virtual Service-Learning (vSL) Programme in Spain

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    García-Gutierrez, Juan; Ruiz-Corbella, Marta; Armentia, Araceli del Pozo

    2017-01-01

    Higher Education is demanding the need of a greater connection between its academic offer and the necessary civic engagement of the graduates. This has given Spain the opportunity, for just over a decade, to develop the methodology of service-learning, which combines both the theoretical and practical aspect of university learning with the…

  15. [Recommendations on vitamin D and calcium supplements for adults in Spain].

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    Rigueira García, Ana Isabel

    2012-10-01

    Calcium supplements and vitamin D are involved in current debates of health, as cardiovascular safety of calcium, and correction of vitamin levels. The aim is to review the possibilities of making better use of supplements marketed in Spain, depending on their availability, information and related epidemiology. Analysis of comercial offer and available information about pharmacological aspects of Spanish medicinal supplements in data-sheets (39), guides and reports current institutional and professional, with additional search of this information and epidemiological data related Spanish in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews ®, PubMed ® (tool "Clinical Queries"), Dialnet database and hand search of Spanish journals directly related. There is no uniformity in terms of indication, expression of content, dosages, precautions and safety in data sheets or technical reports. The literature search found more recent publications volume for vitamin D than calcium, No evidence was found to establish appropriate dosing regimens indisputable or universal, or cholecalciferol bioavailability tests with aqueous vehiculización. In Spain nutritional situation is found generally suitable for the calcium but a status mostly unsuitable for vitamin D with several references for insufficiency and vitamin deficiency in adults. Corrective treatments primarily affect calcium supplements. There is an ample supply of calcium and vitamin D in Spain, whose drug design should rethink because don't respond to the needs identified or correction possibilities currently recommended. It should also improve and update their information, with particular interest in health status related to hypovitaminosis D.

  16. The social impact of Parkinson's disease in Spain: Report by the Spanish Foundation for the Brain.

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    García-Ramos, R; López Valdés, E; Ballesteros, L; Jesús, S; Mir, P

    2016-01-01

    Understanding the social and economic impact of Parkinson's disease is essential for resource planning and raising social awareness. Researchers reviewed the data published to date on epidemiology, morbidity and mortality, dependency, and economic impact of Parkinson's disease in Spain. In addition, a study has been carried out in order to define the public and private health care resources of Spanish patients affected by Parkinson's disease by means of an e-mail survey of all neurologists specialising in this disease and belonging to the Spanish Society of Neurology's study group for movement disorders. The incidence and prevalence rates of Parkinson's disease in Spain are similar to those in the rest of Europe. According to current population estimates, there are at least 300.000 patients with Parkinson's disease and one new case per 10.000 habitants per year in Spain. This has a major impact on the patient's quality of life and nearly doubles patient mortality. In addition, the disease generates sizeable costs for the country that may exceed 17.000€ per year per patient; costs will rise due to the ageing of the population and the new therapies employed. Healthcare professionals and administrators dedicate their efforts to providing quality care to patients. Despite the above, we still have a long way to go in order to provide quality, efficient, multidisciplinary, and universal healthcare. Copyright © 2013 Sociedad Española de Neurología. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  17. [Cardiology writings in New Spain and in the first century of the Independent period].

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    de Micheli, Alfredo

    2015-01-01

    The first writings on cardioangiology found in public and private libraries of New Spain from the xvi century to the first century of the Independent period in Mexico are mentioned. These go from the truly incunabular ones, books printed until the year 1500, to the physiology treatises published by European authors in the xvii and xviii centuries, as well as the cardiology texts from French authors of the first half of the xix century. The writings were depicted in the catalogs of the University library, founded in 1762, as well as in the library of a master builder of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the xvii century and that of a physician of the xviii century, Dr. José Ignacio Bartolache. The latter, in turn, edited for a brief period, from October 1772 to February 1773, a scientific-medical journal, «Mercurio Volante», which was the first scientific-hebdomadary publication in the Americas. Likewise, in the libraries of New Spain, several European scientific journals could be found, such as the one edited by the abbot Rozier, in which the initial writings of Lavoisier appeared. The exchange of ideas and knowledge, pointed out herein, attests to the always enthused interest of given individuals from New Spain on the boundless and passionate domains of cardioangiology. Copyright © 2013 Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez. Published by Masson Doyma México S.A. All rights reserved.

  18. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AFTER THE PGS (GENERAL HEALTHCARE PSYCHOLOGY IN SPAIN: A REASONED PROPOSAL

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available From now on, for the independent practice of psychology in the field of health in Spain, the psychologist must complete the newly created Master’s degree in General Healthcare Psychology. However, this mandatory university course is not required for access to the specialised healthcare training that provides the title of “clinical psychologist” (the PIR, an internship in Clinical Psychology. In this paper we argue in favour of changing the access to the specialised training program in clinical psychology so as to ensure that the knowledge and skills specifically related to healthcare offered by the university are included in the curricula of future clinical psychologists. Finally, the risks to the entire profession of impoverishing the university studies of clinical psychologists are discussed.

  19. The universe

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    Osborne, Richard

    2012-01-01

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

  20. Determinants of doctorate holders’ job satisfaction. An analysis by employment sector and type of satisfaction in Spain

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    Escardíbul Ferrà, Josep Oriol; Afcha, Sergio

    2015-01-01

    In this study we analyze the determinants of job satisfaction of doctorate holders in Spain. Specifically, we consider overall job satisfaction as well as basic and motivational satisfaction following Herzberg’s typology (based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs). Using data from the Spanish Survey on Human Resources in Science and Technology of 2009, representative of the Spanish doctoral graduate population, we develop an analysis by gender and institutional sector (university and non-universit...

  1. USAID University

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

  2. [Health and dietetics in medieval preventive medicine: the health regimen of Peter of Spain (thirteenth century)].

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    Santos, Dulce O Amarante Dos; Fagundes, Maria Daílza da Conceição

    2010-06-01

    This text is an analysis of a preventive medical work, Liber de conservanda sanitate, composed in the thirteenth century by the Portuguese physician and doctor, Peter of Spain (?1210-1277). His work enables us to look at the conceptions of health and hygiene and understand the social role of university physicians in medieval preventive medicine. The work constantly displays the notion of the balance in corporal health between internal elements, or natural things (complexion, for example), and external ones, or non-natural things (air, sleep, exercise, food, baths, passions of the soul).

  3. Particle size distribution of major inorganic species in atmospheric aerosols from Majorca (Spain).

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    Mateu, J.; Forteza, R.; Cerdà, V.; Colom-Altés, M.

    1995-09-01

    Atmospheric aerosols collected by means of a cascade impaction system at the campus of the University of the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Spain) from November 1993 to February 1994 were analysed for chloride, nitrate, sulphate, ammonium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. Based on particle size distribution, the species studied were classified into three groups: (a) concentration decrease with particle size (sulphate and ammonium), (b) concentration increase with particle size (chloride, calcium, magnesium and sodium), and ( c) independent of particle size (nitrate and potassium). A principal component analysis (PCA) revealed a clear relationship between particle size and analyte origin. Also, the origin of sulphate and potassium fine and coarse particles was found to be different.

  4. Non-heart-beating donation in Spain.

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    Gomez-de-Antonio, David; Varela, Andres

    2011-01-01

    The aim of our study was to describe our protocol of non-heart-beating-donor (NHBD) lung transplantation and discuss data regarding the situation of NHBD and lung transplantation in Spain. Experimental work regarding NHBD led our National Organization of Transplants to develop several working groups with the objective of investigating the possibility of using uncontrolled NHBD in our country. This turned into a flexible and useful legal mechanism that allowed immediate judicial permission to preserve-and harvest-those organs. Several harvesting programs for mainly abdominal organs (kidney and liver) started in Spain during the late 1980s, with good mid-term results. The collaboration between two hospitals in Madrid-Hospital Clinico San Carlos and Hospital Puerta de Hierro as transplantation hospital-led to the development of a successful NHBD lung program for uncontrolled donors that is a pioneer in the world. In Spain, donation after cardiac arrest represents 6.7% of all transplants, mainly from types I (dead on arrival) and II (unsuccessful resuscitation) donors. NHBD for lung transplantation is concentrated in Madrid, with approximately 60 potential NHBDs per year. With this additional source of organs we have so far been able to perform 32 lung transplantations, which represents an increase of 13% of our annual transplantation rates. NHBD is no longer just a promising source of organs for lung transplantations, it is a real one. We hope that in the near future many other units will develop similar protocols to improve the use of these grafts and decrease the mortality rate among those on the waiting lists.

  5. Uneven chances of breastfeeding in Spain

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    Río Isabel

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background No large scale studies on breastfeeding onset patterns have been carried out in Spain. This work aims to explore the prevalence and the risk factors for not initiating breastfeeding in hospitals from Catalonia (CAT and Valencia (V, two regions accounting approximately for 30% of the annual births in Spain. Methods The prevalence of not initiating breastfeeding was calculated by maternal/neonatal characteristics and type of hospital, and logistic regression models were used to estimate crude and adjusted risks of not breastfeeding in each region. Results Prevalence of breastfeeding initiation was 81.7% and 82.5% in Catalonia and Valencia, respectively. We identified conspicuous regional differences in the adjusted-risk of not breastfeeding, especially for multiple [CAT = 3.12 (95% CI: 2.93, 3.31, V = 2.44 (95% CI: 2.23, 2.67] and preterm and low birth weight deliveries [very preterm and very low birth weight: CAT = 7.61 (95% CI: 6.50, 8.92, V = 4.03 (95% CI: 3.13, 5.19; moderate preterm and moderate low birth weight: CAT = 4.28 (95% CI: 4.01, 4.57, V = 2.55 (95% CI:2.34, 2.79]. Conclusions Our results suggest the existence of regional variations in breastfeeding initiation in Spain. Taking into account the known short and long-term benefits of breastfeeding it is recommended that further research should explore these differences in order to prevent potential inequities in neonatal, child and adult health.

  6. Pediatric allergy and immunology in Spain.

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    Nieto, Antonio; Mazon, Angel; Martin-Mateos, Maria Anunciacion; Plaza, Ana-Maria; Garde, Jesus; Alonso, Elena; Martorell, Antonio; Boquete, Manuel; Lorente, Felix; Ibero, Marcel; Bone, Javier; Pamies, Rafael; Garcia, Juan Miguel; Echeverria, Luis; Nevot, Santiago; Martinez-Cañavate, Ana; Fernandez-Benitez, Margarita; Garcia-Marcos, Luis

    2011-11-01

    The data of the ISAAC project in Spain show a prevalence of childhood asthma ranging from 7.1% to 15.3%, with regional differences; a higher prevalence, 22.6% to 35.8%, is described for rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis is found in 4.1% to 7.6% of children. The prevalence of food allergy is 3%. All children in Spain have the right to be visited in the National Health System. The medical care at the primary level is provided by pediatricians, who have obtained their titles through a 4-yr medical residency training program. The education on pediatric allergy during that period is not compulsory and thus very variable. There are currently 112 certified European pediatric allergists in Spain, who have obtained the accreditation of the European Union of Medical Specialist for proven skills and experience in pediatric allergy. Future specialists in pediatric allergy should obtain their titles through a specific education program to be developed in one of the four accredited training units on pediatric allergy, after obtaining the title on pediatrics. The Spanish Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SEICAP) gathers over 350 pediatric allergists and pediatricians working in this field. SEICAP has a growing activity including yearly congresses, continued education courses, elaboration of technical clinical documents and protocols, education of patients, and collaboration with other scientific societies and associations of patients. The official journal of SEICAP is Allergologia et Immunophatologia, published every 2 months since 1972. The web site of SEICAP, http://www.seicap.es, open since 2004, offers information for professionals and extensive information on pediatric allergic and immunologic disorders for the lay public; the web site is receiving 750 daily visits during 2011. The pediatric allergy units are very active in clinical work, procedures as immunotherapy or induction of oral tolerance in food allergy, contribution to scientific literature, and

  7. Infant botulism in Andalusia (Southern Spain).

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    López-Laso, Eduardo; Roncero-Sánchez-Cano, Inés; Arce-Portillo, Elena; Ley-Martos, Myriam; Aguirre-Rodríguez, Javier; García-Ron, Adrián; Mora-Navarro, David; Méndez-García, Mario; Camino-León, Rafael

    2014-05-01

    Infant botulism (IB) is caused by the intestinal colonization by Clostridium botulinum in the first year of life and its subsequent production of neurotoxins. Traditionally, IB has been associated to honey consumption. IB cases tend to cluster in geographic regions. In Europe, IB is a rare disorder. From 1976 through 2006, 65 cases were identified in 13 European countries. In Spain, in the last 15 years, most of the cases have been reported in one region, Andalusia (Southern Spain). A specific treatment for IB type A and type B (BabyBIG) is available outside of the United States since 2005. and aims: We performed a retrospective review of IB cases detected in Andalusia since 1997 and compare them with the cases of IB reported in Europe. We identified 11 confirmed cases of IB in Andalusia since 1997, and 14 cases in Spain. Nine out of 11 cases were detected since 2007; none of these infants had been exposed to honey consumption. One case in 1997 and another in 2000 were associated to honey. Two cases were treated with BabyBIG in 2007. In the period 2006-2012 the cases of IB reported in Europe were 54. We identified a considerable increase in the incidence of IB since 2006. A tendency to a reduction in the number of cases of IB linked to honey consumption has also been identified. An increase in the exposure to these bacteria from the environment could be presumed. Clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion for this treatable disorder. Copyright © 2014 European Paediatric Neurology Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Household water saving: Evidence from Spain

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    Aisa, Rosa; Larramona, Gemma

    2012-12-01

    This article focuses on household water use in Spain by analyzing the influence of a detailed set of factors. We find that, although the presence of both water-saving equipment and water-conservation habits leads to water savings, the factors that influence each are not the same. In particular, our results show that those individuals most committed to the adoption of water-saving equipment and, at the same time, less committed to water-conservation habits tend to have higher incomes.

  9. Radon in workplaces in Extremadura (Spain).

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    Sánchez, A Martín; Pérez, J de la Torre; Sánchez, A B Ruano; Correa, F L Naranjo

    2012-05-01

    Indoor radon measurements are usually associated with housing. However, a typical person spends about one-third of the day at their workplace. A survey was made of radon levels in workplaces in Extremadura (Spain). More than 200 measurements were performed in some 130 firms and organizations of different sectors (urban wellness centres, spas, caves, mines, water management facilities, underground carparks, wine cellars, museums, etc.). Activated charcoal canisters and track detectors were used for sampling. The results indicated the importance of performing this type of measurement because the exposure of workers can reach high values in some cases. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Databases on disability and employment in Spain

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    Vanesa Rodríguez Álvarez

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to identify the different databases that allow us to obtain information about disability and employment in Spain. In general, each of them uses different variables to measure disability, giving rise to different rates of prevalence. From their different definitions, the strengths and weaknesses of each of them are shown to study the involvement of people with disabilities in the labour market. Furthermore, it is also suggested to use the Working Lives Longitudinal Sample as a source of information, since it allows examining various aspects of the employment of people with disabilities, especially those related to working conditions and career paths.

  11. Involuntary outpatient treatment (IOT) in Spain.

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    Hernández-Viadel, M; Cañete-Nicolás, C; Bellido-Rodriguez, C; Asensio-Pascual, P; Lera-Calatayud, G; Calabuig-Crespo, R; Leal-Cercós, C

    2015-01-01

    In recent decades there have been significant legislative changes in Spain. Society develops faster than laws, however, and new challenges have emerged. In 2004, the Spanish Association of Relatives of the Mentally Ill (FEAFES) proposed amending the existing legislation to allow for the implementation of involuntary outpatient treatment (IOT) for patients with severe mental illness. Currently, and after having made several attempts at change, there is no specific legislation governing the application of this measure. Although IOT may be implemented in local programmes, we consider legal regulation to be needed in this matter. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. 78 FR 6222 - Importation of Avocados From Continental Spain

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    ... released for entry into the United States. (f) NPPO of Spain inspection. Following any post-harvest... safeguarding and identification of the fruit; Inspection by the NPPO of Spain for Medfly; and ] Cold treatment... facilitate exports. The systems approach may require APHIS personnel to monitor treatments if they are...

  13. The Queen's Two Bodies: Sor Juana and New Spain's Vicereines

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    Thomas, George Anthony

    2009-01-01

    The work of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz contains many examples of positive representations of the Queens of Spain and the Vicereines of New Spain. These poetic portraits serve to counter the primarily misogynistic portrayals of ruling women of the seventeenth century. Most importantly, Sor Juana increased the visibility of the vicereine in colonial…

  14. Autochthonous Nocardia cerradoensis Infection in Humans, Spain, 2011 and 2014

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    Ercibengoa, Maria; Pérez-Trallero, Emilio

    2016-01-01

    Nocardia cerradoensis was first isolated in 2003 in the El Cerrado region of Brazil; since then, only 2 human infections, in France and Spain, have been reported. We describe 3 autochthonous cases in residents of Spain during 2011 and 2014. Together these cases support the idea of an emerging global pathogenic microorganism. PMID:26691545

  15. The History of the Democratic Adult Education Movement in Spain

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    Oliver, Esther; Tellado, Itxaso; Yuste, Montserrat; Larena-Fernández, Rosa

    2016-01-01

    Background/Context: Traditional adult education in Spain treated the learner as a mere object that could be shaped by the educator. Although current practices of the democratic adult education movement in Spain reveals a completely opposite standpoint on adult education, there has been little analysis of the several influences converging and…

  16. Teaching Digital Libraries in Spain: Context and Experiences

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    Garcia-Marco, Francisco-Javier

    2009-01-01

    The situation of digital libraries teaching and learning in Spain up to 2008 is examined. A detailed analysis of the different curricula and subjects is provided both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Digital libraries have been mostly a postgraduate topic in Spain, but they should become mainstream, with special subjects devoted to them,…

  17. Source identification of autochthonous-introduced Plasmodium vivax Malaria, Spain.

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    Barrado, Laura; Ezpeleta, Carmen; Rubio, José Miguel; Martín, Carmen; Azcona, José Manuel; Arteaga, Miren; Beristain, Xabier; Navascués, Ana; Ongay, Eva; Castilla, Jesús

    2017-02-01

    In 2014, an autochthonous case of introduced malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax was identified in Spain. The strain that infected this patient was identical to that of a prior imported case from Pakistan. This is the first case where the source of infection could be identified since elimination in Spain.

  18. Education and Social Services for Disabled Persons in Spain.

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    Chermak, Gail D.

    1990-01-01

    Information about education and social services for Spain's disabled children and adults, with emphasis on the hearing-impaired population, is provided. An overview of Spain's demographic and historical background is followed by a broad discussion of policy, legislation, and health and welfare services. (Author/JDD)

  19. Sex Education in Spain: Teachers' Views of Obstacles

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    Martinez, Jose L.; Carcedo, Rodrigo J.; Fuertes, Antonio; Vicario-Molina, Isabel; Fernandez-Fuertes, Andres A.; Orgaz, Begona

    2012-01-01

    This paper offers an overview of the current state, difficulties, limitations and future possibilities for sex education in Spain. On the basis of a study involving 3760 teachers from all provinces in Spain, a detailed analysis of the obstacles at legislative, school and teacher levels was developed. Significant weaknesses were found at each of…

  20. Jasmine and Lagarto: Pearse Hutchinson s Poetry of Spain

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    Woods, Vincent

    2010-01-01

    ...; at the heart of this work is his poetry of Spain. From his first visit there in 1950 to today Hutchinson has been inspired by the landscapes, people and languages of Spain, translating from Catalan, Castilian and Galician and writing memorable poems...

  1. Pautas de comportamiento en la búsqueda de información en el entorno de la Universidad de Alicante: acciones desde la docencia y los servicios bibliotecarios Information search behaviour patterns in the context of the University of Alicante (Spain: actions from the teaching practice and the library services

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    Dolores ALEMANY MARTÍNEZ

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available La “generación Google”, aquella nacida después de 1993 que tiene poco o ningún recuerdo de la vida antes de la Web, está llegando a la universidad coincidiendo con la implantación de los nuevos grados en el EEES en universidades públicas y privadas españolas. El cambio digital está también afectando a profesores e investigadores que diariamente tienen que localizar información relevante para el ejercicio de su profesión. Las bibliotecas universitarias realizan un gran esfuerzo por satisfacer las necesidades de información de ambos colectivos de usuarios, incidiendo en dar a conocer servicios, herramientas y productos que desafortunadamente se infrautilizan. A partir del estudio de las actividades de formación ofertadas por la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Alicante y los resultados estadísticos de los que se dispone relativos al tema, se extraerán conclusiones relativas a la participación y enfoque de las mismas. Finalmente, se presentará la actual propuesta de integración de las competencias informacionales e informáticas en las titulaciones de los estudios de grado de la Universidad de Alicante.The “Google generation”, the one whose members were born after 1993, which has few or none memories of life before the Web, is now enrolling University, precisely with the implementation of the new EHEA (European Higher Education Area degrees in Spanish state funding and private universities. The digital change is also affecting teachers and researchers who have to search for relevant information on a daily basis as part of their professional standards. University libraries are making a big effort to satisfy the informational needs of both collectives of users and also to inform about the tools, products and services that are infra-used. From a close inspection to the formation activities being launched by the Alicante University Library, and the existent statistic results related to this topic, conclusions about the

  2. The influence of Anglo-American theoretical models on the evolution of the nursing discipline in Spain.

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    Rodrigo, Olga; Caïs, Jordi; Monforte-Royo, Cristina

    2017-07-01

    In Spain, the introduction of the new Diploma in Nursing in 1977 saw the role of nurses shifting from that of medical assistants with technical skills to being independent members of the healthcare team with specific responsibility for providing professional nursing care. Here, we analyse the evolution of the nursing profession in Spain following the transfer of nurse education to universities, doing so through interviews with the first generation of academic tutors. This was a qualitative study using the method of analytic induction and based on the principles of grounded theory. Participants were selected by means of theoretical sampling and then underwent in-depth interviews. Steps were taken to ensure the credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability of data. The main conclusion of the analysis is that there is a gap between a theoretical framework borrowed from the Anglo-American context and a nursing practice that, in Spain, has traditionally prioritised the application of technical procedures, a role akin to that of a medical assistant. It is argued that a key factor underlying the way in which nursing in Spain has evolved in recent decades is the lack of conceptual clarity regarding what the role of the professional nurse might actually entail in practice. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  3. University Internationalization and University Autonomy

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    Turcan, Romeo V.; Gulieva, Valeria

    2016-01-01

    are determined by the structure and exercise of university autonomy settings at home and in the host countries, and that the process itself cannot be successfully achieved and maintained without changes in the autonomy settings. The key question the authors ask is to what degree universities, in embracing new......, dissimilar, and sometimes conflicting dimensions of the financial, legal, organisational, staffing, and academic autonomy of the host country, are compromising key aspects of their own autonomy and core mission?...

  4. Academic managers in contemporary university: Challenges and learnings

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    Marita Sánchez-Moreno

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The article presents and discusses some findings derived from a research project about University academic management, and it is focused on the identification of principal clues –even related to subjects and methodology– for the design of training programmes on this task. Design/methodology/approach: The research design adopted a qualitative approach and contemplated the development of in-depth interviews to 71 academic managers at the university who were valued as good in that task, in three Spanish Universities –Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULP, Universidad de Lleida (UdL y Universidad de Sevilla (US. Data were analyzed using MAXQDA.11 and their interpretations were contrasted with the opinions obtained in a second round of interviews with 15 of those managers. Findings: Results allows to identify some kind of “vital cycle” in academic managers, inform about their reasons to continue in their managing charges, about their worries related to interpersonal relationships and conflict management, as well as about the recognized need of receiving a specific training for academic management, based on an active an participative methodology which can promote a practical learning. Research limitations/implications: The most important limitations of the study have to do with two unrelated issues. First of them, from a methodological point of view, is related to the limited number of participants. Second of them derives of the changing environment in which management and government model of Spanish is changing. This could probably affect the value and the interest showed by a academics on University management. Practical implications: According to one of the original mains of the study, a training program for academics in university management was already designed and developed. Social implications: The development of training Programs on University management as the one derived from the commented study would represent a

  5. CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY IN SPAIN: PRESENT AND FUTURE

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    José Luis González

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available As part of legal psychology, as it is understood in Spain, we can distinguish between the applications of psychology in the different steps of the judicial process: in police stations during criminal investigations, in court when the perpetrators have already been identified and arrested, and in prisons where they are eventually sent after being convicted. This paper argues that when psychology assists the criminal investigation in the first step of the judicial process - the police activities-, we are talking about criminal psychology, at two levels: the operational level (mostly pertaining to criminal psychology and the strategic level (shared with other areas of expertise. After describing its peculiarities and specific areas, in analogy with the support provided by other forensic sciences, we explain that in Spain this specialty is carried out professionally from within our own police forces, with a profile that is very different from the more traditional police psychology, and in close collaboration with the academic environment with regard to the scientific development of techniques and procedures.

  6. Universe Awareness For Young Children

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    Scorza, C.; Miley, G.; Ödman, C.; Madsen, C.

    2006-08-01

    Universe Awareness (UNAWE) is an international programme that will expose economically disadvantaged young children aged between 4 and 10 years to the inspirational aspects of modern astronomy. The programme is motivated by the premise that access to simple knowledge about the Universe is a basic birth right of everybody. These formative ages are crucial in the development of a human value system. This is also the age range in which children can learn to develop a 'feeling' for the vastness of the Universe. Exposing young children to such material is likely to broaden their minds and stimulate their world-view. The goals of Universe Awareness are in accordance with two of the United Nations Millennium goals, endorsed by all 191 UN member states, namely (i) the achievement of universal primary education and (ii) the promotion of gender equality in schools. We propose to commence Universe Awareness with a pilot project that will target disadvantaged regions in about 4 European countries (possibly Spain, France, Germany and The Netherlands) and several non-EU countries (possibly Chile, Colombia, India, Tunisia, South Africa and Venezuela). There will be two distinct elements in the development of the UNAWE program: (i) Creation and production of suitable UNAWE material and delivery techniques, (ii) Training of educators who will coordinate UNAWE in each of the target countries. In addition to the programme, an international network of astronomy outreach will be organised. We present the first results of a pilot project developed in Venezuela, where 670 children from different social environments, their teachers and members of an indigenous tribe called Ye´kuana from the Amazon region took part in a wonderful astronomical and cultural exchange that is now being promoted by the Venezuelan ministry of Education at the national level.

  7. Caracterización neuropsicológica de una población infantil urbana a través de la Evaluación Neuropsicológica Infantil Puebla-Sevilla

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    Yulia Solovieva

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Recientemente se han desarrollado instrumentos de evaluación en la Neuropsicología infantil, sin embargo, se requiere continuar las investigaciones intentando combinar las posibilidades del análisis observacional y cuantitativo de los resultados. Es necesario precisar las características de ejecución con base en parámetros como edad, escolaridad, procedencia de las poblaciones infantiles. El objetivo del artículo es caracterizar los tipos de ejecuciones de niños mexicanos preescolares y escolares normales urbanos, a través de una evaluación neuropsicológica. Método. Participaron 210 niños de preescolares y primarias urbanas. A todos se les aplicó la Evaluación Neuropsicológica Infantil Puebla-Sevilla (Solovieva, Quintanar y León-Carrión, 2013, instrumento derivado de las propuestas de la Neuropsicología cultural, dirigido a valorar el estado funcional de los mecanismos neuropsicológicos. Resultados. Los resultados mostraron diferencias cualitativas y cuantitativas específicas de los tipos de respuestas de los niños dependientes del grado escolar. En los niños preescolares se observó la mayor cantidad de errores en las tareas que valoran los mecanismos de regulación y control, organización secuencial de movimientos y acciones e integración espacial. Los errores disminuyeron notablemente a partir del tercer grado escolar, observándose ejecuciones correctas en los grados escolares de cuarto a sexto, con excepción de la retención audio-verbal, en la que los errores se observaron en todos los grados escolares. En ninguno de los grupos se observaron dificultades en las tareas que valoran el mecanismo integración fonemática. Conclusión. Se analiza la utilidad de diferenciar los tipos específicos de ejecución para cada mecanismo cerebral, lo cual facilita el análisis observacional de las respuestas.

  8. Self-medication in adult Latin American immigrants in Seville Automedicación en inmigrantes latinoamericanos adultos de Sevilla Automedicação em adultos imigrantes latinoamericanos em Sevilha

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    José Rafael González-López

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of non-prescription pharmaceutical use in the Latin American immigrant population. METHOD: A descriptive, cross-sectional study of a representative sample of 190 immigrants. We used a questionnaire based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS. RESULTS: In the past six months, 77.4% of the sample self-medicated. The prevalence of consumption of antiinflammatory and non-prescription analgesics was the highest, followed by antibiotics. A statistical difference was observed in non-prescription use of antibiotics by gender. CONCLUSION: The consumption of pharmaceuticals without a medical prescription in the Latin American immigrants in the city of Seville is high.OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de consumo de fármacos sin prescripción médica en la población latinoamericana inmigrante. MÉTODO: Estudio descriptivo transversal en una muestra representativa de 190 inmigrantes. Se empleó un cuestionario basado en el del Sistema de Vigilancia de Factores de Riesgo de Riesgo de Comportamiento (BRFSS. RESULTADOS: En los últimos seis meses el 77,4% de la muestra se ha automedicado. La prevalencia de consumo de antiinflamatorios y de analgésicos sin prescripción médica fueron las más altas, siguiéndoles los antibióticos. Se observó diferencia estadística en uso sin prescripción de antibióticos por sexo. CONCLUSIÓN: El consumo de fármacos sin prescripción médica de los inmigrantes latinoamericanos de la ciudad de Sevilla es alto.OBJETIVO: Para estimar a prevalência de drogas sem receita médica na América Latina população imigrante. MÉTODO: Um estudo descritivo transversal com uma amostra representativa de 190 imigrantes. Foi utilizado um questionário com base no Sistema de Vigilância Comportamento de Risco Fatores de Risco (BRFSS. RESULTADOS: Nos últimos seis meses 77,4% da amostra foi automedicação. A prevalência de analgésicos antiinflamatórios e não sujeitos a receita

  9. El análisis perceptivo de la arquitectura histórica y su aplicación al Alcázar de Sevilla del siglo XIV

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    2013-12-01

    ón a la reconstrucción virtual del palacio construido por Pedro I en los Reales Alcázares de Sevilla del siglo XIV.

  10. Social Pedagogy in Spain: From academic and professional reconstruction to scientific and social uncertainty

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction and aims: A reflection on the reality of Social Pedagogy in Spain during the second decade of the 21st century from an analytical perspective, with the aim of finding out and recognising its weak points, its strong points, its challenges and its opportunities. The analysis centres on reviewing Social Pedagogy as a key discipline  in the reconstruction of Educational Sci- ences and a socio-educational response to the demands and needs of society and the Welfare State. Analysis of the current situation is completed with research into Social Education studies. The sphere of reference is made up of the group of universities offering social education courses in Spain. The variables structuring the data capture were: 1 the structure of the offer, 2 the fea- tures of the courses offered, and 3 course results. Methodology: The sample taken was structural in nature, selecting 11 universities holding the courses in three areas of Spain - the North, Central and Southern Spain and the Mediterranean region. Information was gathered using two comple- mentary methodologies, a questionnaire, falling within the context of the Ibero-American Social Education Society (SIPS, and a review of the web sites of the universities offering courses in so- cial education. Data processing and analysis: The analysis was carried out in two complementary stages. First of all, the closed questions were processed using SPSS and then the digital records of the open questions were processed using the NVIVO program. Results: The large majority of the courses on offer are classroom-based, with some distance learning courses being available. The average size of the courses was around 87 places. It should be pointed out that the double degree in Social Education and Social Work on offer is merely symbolic. There is multi-departmental in- volvement in teaching the Degree, although a larger role is played by the Pedagogy departments and all socio-educational fields are

  11. Annotations to handball in the historical context of sport in Spain (1900-1939 ANOTACIONES AL BALONMANO EN EL CONTEXTO HISTÓRICO DEL DEPORTE EN ESPAÑA (1900-1939[Annotations to handball in the historical context of sport in Spain (1900-1939

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    Xavier Torrebadella-Flix

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    Full Text Available To address the origins of handball in Spain, studying new historical documentary sources allows us to state the question and describe or reinterpret events so far known. The handball was introduced through the Explorers from Spain, Central School of Gymnastics and mainly by women's sports at the University of Madrid during the Second Republic. The news presented here helps build the history of handball in the social situation of sport in Spain from 1900 to 1939.Para abordar los orígenes del balonmano en España, el estudio de nuevas fuentes documentales históricas, nos permiten tratar el estado de la cuestión y describir o reinterpretar los acontecimientos hasta la fecha conocidos. El balonmano fue introducido a través de los Exploradores de España, la Escuela Central de Gimnasia y, principalmente, por el deporte femenino en la universidad de Madrid durante la II República. Las noticias que aquí se presentan contribuyen a construir la historia del balonmano en la coyuntura social del deporte en España entre 1900 a 1939.AbstractTo address the origins of handball in Spain, studying new historical documentary sources allows us to state the question and describe or reinterpret events so far known. The handball was introduced through the Explorers from Spain, Central School of Gymnastics and mainly by women's sports at the University of Madrid during the Second Republic. The news presented here helps build the history of handball in the social situation of sport in Spain from 1900 to 1939.Keywords: history of handball, sport and feminism, Second Republic in Spain, school sports, Central School of Gymnastics, Boy-Scouts

  12. Universities 2035

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    Thrift, Nigel

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines the future of Western higher education. Situated midway between an analysis and a polemic, it concerns itself with how we might begin to actively design the universities of the future. That will require a productionist account of higher education which is so far sadly lacking. But there are signs that such an account might be…

  13. [Mortality related with alcohol in Spain and the different Autonomous Communities of Spain in 2004].

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    Fierro, I; Ochoa, R; Yáñez, J L; Valderrama, J C; Alvarez, F J

    2008-10-01

    Alcohol consumption is associated with great morbidity-mortality rate. The aim of this study is to analyze the mortality that can be attributed to alcohol consumption in Spain and in its different Autonomous Communities during 2004. The records of deaths by cause of death were used, grouped by age, gender and 60 diagnostic categories. The number of deaths attributable to alcohol consumption according to gender and age group in 2004 for Spain and the different Autonomous Communities was calculated by means of the alcohol attributable fractions proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for calculating the mortality rates in the U.S.A. in 2001. The raw and adjusted mortality rates attributable to alcohol per 100,000 inhabitants were calculated with respect to the European population standard. Alcohol-related mortality in Spain was 2.3%; 3.2% for men and 1.2% for women. The Community of Murcia, with a mortality rate of 2.9%, together with those of Andalusia, the Canary Islands, the Basque Country and Asturias, had the highest rates of mortality attributable to alcohol in 2004. The highest adjusted mortality rates attributable to alcohol were found in Asturias, Murcia, Galicia and the Basque Country. In the different Autonomous Communities of Spain, alcohol consumption is an important cause of death. This information is of use for identifying priorities and to evaluate intervention programs. Chronic causes, in general, have a greater weight in mortality rates than acute causes, disease of the digestive system having the highest rate of contribution.

  14. Trends in the evolution of ecology: “Spain is different”

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    A. Cordero Rivera

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available During the last fifty years ecology has matured as a scientific discipline. In this paper I analyse the temporal development of the paradigm based on physical systems (the ecosystem paradigm, and the evolutionary ecology paradigm. I first analyse the contents of 61 textbooks to calculate the relative importance of ecosystem and evolutionary ecology in the training of new generations of ecologists. Results indicate that the evolutionary approach is becoming more important since 1980, and now most textbooks dedicate 10–20% of their pages to evolutionary concepts. In a second analysis I searched the names of ecology departments in universities around the world, and found out conspicuous differences between USA, where 43% of addresses associate ecology and evolution or behaviour on the same department, and Europe, where only 10% of ecology departments also include a reference to evolution or behaviour in their name. In both analyses Spain seems to follow only the ecosystem paradigm, because Spanish textbooks dedicate almost no pages to evolutionary concepts, and there is not a single university department that includes ecology and evolution. A further bibliometric study confirmed that Spanish ecologists prefer to publish their research in general ecology journals, and are under-represented in evolutionary ecology journals. I discuss the importance of historical factors on the development of paradigms of ecology, and the special case of Spain, likely due to the influence of pioneers working in oceanography, limnology and geography.

  15. Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Murcia, Spain

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    Navarro, Carmen; Fenoll, Daniel; García, José; González-Diego, Paulino; Jiménez-Buñuales, Teresa; Rodriguez, Miguel; Lopez, Rosa; Pacheco, Francisco; Ruiz, Joaquín; Segovia, Manuel; Baladrón, Beatriz; Pelaz, Carmen

    2003-01-01

    An explosive outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease occurred in Murcia, Spain, in July 2001. More than 800 suspected cases were reported; 449 of these cases were confirmed, which made this the world’s largest outbreak of the disease reported to date. Dates of onset for confirmed cases ranged from June 26 to July 19 , with a case-fatality rate of 1%. The epidemic curve and geographic pattern from the 600 completed epidemiologic questionnaires indicated an outdoor point-source exposure in the northern part of the city. A case-control study matching 85 patients living outside the city of Murcia with two controls each was undertaken to identify the outbreak source; the epidemiologic investigation implicated the cooling towers at a city hospital. An environmental isolate from these towers with an identical molecular pattern as the clinical isolates was subsequently identified and supported that epidemiologic conclusion. PMID:12967487

  16. Food-related life style in Spain

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    Bredahl, Lone; Brunsø, Karen; Grunert, Klaus G.

    1996-01-01

    food consumers, however, they are also very conservative, both in their choice and use of food. 3. Spanish food consumers can be divided into five segments, which differ both in the way they use food and in the importance it has for their attainment of central life values. The segments can only...... of importance to the social role of food. 5. The conservative food consumers constitute 26% of the population. Security is an important purchasing motive for these food consumers, which is reflected in the fact that they only buy familiar products, and cook and eat food traditionally. Apart from this......Executive summary 1. This report contains the main results of a survey of food-related lifestyle in Spain, based on a representative sample of 1000 Spanish households. 2. Generally speaking, Spanish food consumers are very interested in shopping for food and cooking. Compared with other European...

  17. North Spain (Burgos wild mammals ectoparasites

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    Domínguez G.

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Twenty-seven species of arthropods were collected from 105 wild mammals, six wolves Canis lupus (Linnaeus, 1758 included. A total of 87 animals (82,8 % harboured some ectoparasites. Ticks were found in 60 % of the samples, fleas in 51.4 %, chewing-lice in 3.8 %, and others (Mesostigmata and hippoboscids in 3.8 %. Moreover, 42.5 % were single infestation and 57.5 % mixed. Some of the species were new records for a host in spanish country such as Trichodectes canis (De Géer, 1778, Ixodes trianguliceps (Birula, 1895, Ceralophyllus (Monopsyllus S. sciurorum (Schrank, 1803 and Paraceras melis melis (Walker, 1856 on several mammals. Two species were new records for Spain: Chaetopsylla matina (Jordan, 1925 and Archaeopsylla erinacei erinacei (Bouché, 1835.

  18. [Imported dengue: an emerging arbovirosis in Spain].

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    Ramos Geldres, T T; García López-Hortelano, M; Baquero-Artigao, F; Montero Vega, D; López Quintana, B; Mellado Peña, M J

    2015-01-01

    Dengue is caused by one of 4 serotypes of dengue virus. Only imported cases have been reported in Spain. The main clinical findings are fever and exanthema, although there may be severe forms, particularly in secondary infections. Five children with a primary, non severe dengue infection are presented. The diagnosis was based on clinical suspicion and epidemiological history, and confirmed by immunochromatography and ELISA tests. The outcome was favourable in all cases. It is important to consider this diagnosis in international travellers that present with fever within the 14 days of returning from an endemic area, in order to get an early diagnosis, adequate treatment and a good prognosis. Copyright © 2014 Asociación Española de Pediatría. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  19. Media Speech about Youth in Spain

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    José Antonio Alcoceba

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to analyze the media treatment of young people in Spain. Besides, we offer some tools to help media editors and journalists to be more impartial in information about youth. The research held a media content analysis (three months in 2006, for newspapers, radio and TV and a qualitative speech analysis (for a reduce number of news in newspapers, radio and TV. From first analysis, we noticed that most news about youth are related with difficult, problematic and controversial circumstances. The main recommendation of this study is for the responsible of media: to understand young people in diversity, with functions and capabilities to change social life.

  20. SECOND EVALUATION OF TESTS PUBLISHED IN SPAIN

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This article describes the results of the second evaluation of psychological tests published in Spain. The Official Association of Psychologists Testing Committee decided that 12 tests, selected mainly because they were innovative and widely used, should be assessed. Each test was evaluated by two experts. As in the first evaluation (Muñiz, Fernández-Hermida, Fonseca-Pedrero, Campillo-Álvarez and Peña-Suárez, 2011, the evaluators’ work was done by responding to the questions on the Questionnaire for Test Evaluation (Prieto and Muñiz, 2000, which adapts the model prepared by the European Federation of Professional Psychologist Associations to the Spanish context. Each test was evaluated for quality of materials and documentation, score reliability, coverage of validation studies, quality of scales, etc. The reviewers also reported on the suitability of the instrument and the evaluation process and made suggestions that might be useful to improve future assessments.

  1. Q and A. The future of nuclear energy in Spain

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    Kraev, Kamen [NucNet, The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency, Brussels (Belgium)

    2017-11-15

    Nuclear is the primary source of electricity in Spain. Wind is second. In the first quarter of 2017 nuclear's contribution was 25 %, but by the end of the year it will even out to more or less the same level of 2016. Nuclear is still very important for Spain's energy mix. The question is, what will happen with nuclear in the near future? NucNet spoke to Ignacio Araluce, president of Spanish industry group Foro Nuclear, about energy policy, plant shut-downs and how Spain's nuclear industry is successfully diversifying overseas.

  2. Links between the Philippines and Spain: migration and bilateral relations

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    Rogelia Pe-Pua

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses the implications which Spanish policy regarding foreign workers has on the living and working conditions of the Filipino community in Spain. The author pays special attention to bilateral relations between the Philippines and Spain in issues suchas Spanish investment in the Philippines, the trade balance between the two countries and labour relations. In conclusion the article considers the necessity of reaching a bilateral labour agreement which would be beneficial to both countries and which at the same time would improve the working conditions and the integration of Philippine nationals living in Spain.

  3. [Epidemiology of cerebrovascular disease in Spain].

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    Brea, Angel; Laclaustra, Martín; Martorell, Esperanza; Pedragosa, Angels

    2013-01-01

    In Spain, cerebrovascular disease (CVD) is a very common cause of morbidity and hospitalization. They are the second leading cause of mortality in the general population, and the first in women. They also constitute a very high social spending, which is estimated to increase in coming years, due to the aging of our population. Data from the Hospital Morbidity Survey of the National Statistics Institute recorded, in 2011, 116,017 strokes and 14,933 transient ischemic attacks, corresponding, respectively, to an incidence of 252 and 32 events per 100,000 people. In 2002, the cost of hospitalization for each stroke was estimated at €3,047. The amount of total cost health care throughout the life of a stroke patient is calculated at €43,129. Internationally, the direct costs of stroke constitute 3% of national health spending, this being similar amount in different countries around us. Hypertension was the cardiovascular risk factor (CVRF) more prevalent in both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, followed by dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus. Peripheral arterial disease and hypertension were more frequently associated with atherothrombotic events, atrial fibrillation with cardioembolic strokes, and obesity and high blood pressure to lacunar infarcts. In Spain, as showing several studies, we are far from optimal control of CVRF, especially in secondary prevention of stroke. According to the ICTUSCARE study, achieving recommended values was 17.6% in the case of hypertension, 29.8% in LDL-cholesterol, 74.9% of smoking, and 50.2% in diabetes mellitus. In this review, we analyze in detail the epidemiology, prevention and costs originated by CVD. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L. y SEA. All rights reserved.

  4. Causes of IOL explantation in Spain.

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    Fernández-Buenaga, Roberto; Alio, Jorge L; Muñoz-Negrete, Francisco J; Barraquer Compte, Rafael I; Alio-Del Barrio, Jorge L

    2012-01-01

    To study the reasons and the demography of pseudophakic intraocular lens (IOL) explantation in Spain. In this observational multicenter retrospective study, the cases studied correspond to the 15 centers that constitute the Nodo Calidad Visual y Cirugia Refractiva of the Red Tematica de Investigacion Cooperativa (RETICS) sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Health. Clinical data from all the patients who underwent explantation were assessed. The different reasons that caused the decision of explantation were analyzed. A total of 257 explanted pseudophakic IOLs have been studied. Patients' mean age when explantation occurred was 67.5 years (SD 13.5 [22-99]) and 135 were female (52.5%). The main causes for explantation were dislocation/decentration in 145 cases (56.3%), incorrect lens power in 33 cases (12.8%), IOL opacification in 29 eyes (11.3%), neuroadaptation failure in 16 cases (6.2%), pseudophakic bullous keratopathy in 6 eyes (2.3%), endophthalmitis in 5 cases (1.9%), and "other causes" in 23 eyes (8.9%). Treatment after explantation was posterior chamber IOL implantation in 149 eyes (58%), anterior chamber IOL implantation in 49 eyes (19.1%), aphakia in 39 eyes (15.2%), and missing information in 20 cases (7.8%). Mean time from implantation to explantation was 3.97 (SD 4.68 [0.005-21.1]) years. Dislocation/decentration (most of the time with lens in the bag) is the main cause for explantation in Spain, followed by incorrect lens power (which decreased greatly over past years) and IOL opacification. Posterior chamber IOL implantation is the most elected treatment after explantation.

  5. Hikikomori in Spain: A descriptive study.

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    Malagón-Amor, Ángeles; Córcoles-Martínez, David; Martín-López, Luis M; Pérez-Solà, Víctor

    2015-08-01

    Social withdrawal behaviour is a major health problem that is becoming increasingly important, being necessary studies that investigate its psychopathology and existence in different cultures. To describe the clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of hikikomori individuals in Spain. Participants were 200 subjects referred to the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) because of social isolation. The definition of hikikomori was the state of avoiding social engagement with generally persistent withdrawal into one's residence for at least 6 months. Socio-demographic and clinical data were analysed, including Severity of Psychiatric Illness (SPI), Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), Clinical Global Impression (CGI) and World Health Organization Disability Assessment (WHODAS) scales. A total of 164 cases were evaluated. Hikikomori were predominantly young male, with the mean age at onset of hikikomori of 40 years old and a mean socially withdrawn period of 3 years. Only three people had no symptoms suggestive of mental disorder. Psychotic and anxiety were the most common comorbid disorders. The scales administered describe the presence of serious symptoms and impairment in social functioning, with a high prevalence of poor collaboration with treatment. This study shows the existence of hikikomori in Spain. Its difficult detection and treatment highlights the need for specialized domiciliary teams. The high comorbidity leads us to conclude that it may not be a new diagnosis, but rather a severe syndrome associated with multiple mental illnesses. Primary hikikomori also exist, but less commonly. Future cross-national studies are needed in order to describe its definition and psychopathology. © The Author(s) 2014.

  6. Universal randomness

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    Dotsenko, Viktor S [Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2011-03-31

    In the last two decades, it has been established that a single universal probability distribution function, known as the Tracy-Widom (TW) distribution, in many cases provides a macroscopic-level description of the statistical properties of microscopically different systems, including both purely mathematical ones, such as increasing subsequences in random permutations, and quite physical ones, such as directed polymers in random media or polynuclear crystal growth. In the first part of this review, we use a number of models to examine this phenomenon at a simple qualitative level and then consider the exact solution for one-dimensional directed polymers in a random environment, showing that free energy fluctuations in such a system are described by the universal TW distribution. The second part provides detailed appendix material containing the necessary mathematical background for the first part. (reviews of topical problems)

  7. University writing

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    Miguel Zabalza Beraza

    2013-01-01

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

  8. University physics

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    Arfken, George

    1984-01-01

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

  9. University lobbying

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    Richman, Barbara T.

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

  10. Human universe

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    Cox, Brian

    2014-01-01

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

  11. Reproductive data and analysis of recoveries in a population of white stork Ciconia ciconia in southern Spain: a 24-year study

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    Cuadrado, M.; Sanchez, I.; Barcell, M.; Armario, M.

    2016-07-01

    Changes in nest density and reproductive success of a free–ranging population of white stork (Ciconia ciconia) in the Gardens of ZooBotánico Jerez (Cádiz) were studied from 1990 to 2013. Reproductive data (number of nests and number of chicks per nest) and the effect of rainfall on the reproductive success were analyzed. In addition, a number of chicks were colour–ringed each year and the recovery data were also analyzed. The number of nests found in the area steadily increased during the study period and varied greatly from year to year from 2001 onwards (mean 19, range = 4–35, N = 22 years). Reproductive success also varied greatly among years. Overall, the mean number of chicks per nest was 1.78 ± 1.2 (range = 0–5, N = 439 nests).Reproductive success was strongly influenced by rainfall. It was highest (1.88) in years classified as rainy, medium (1.62) in years classified as normal, and lowest (1.24) in dry years. A total of 404 white storks were ringed, 110 of which were observed a total of 308 times (2.8 + 2.8 times per bird, range 1–12, all year data pooled). Recovery data show that with one exception, all ringed birds were recorded at different habitats of S Spain throughout the year. Remarkably, none was observed at traditional wintering quarters, south of the Sahara in Africa. Juveniles remained in the area (from July to October) soon after leaving our colony, and virtually all of them disappeared from November to January (their first winter) but were recorded again during their first breeding season. On the contrary, adults were repeatedly recorded at different sites in Cádiz, Sevilla and Huelva all year round. These birds showed a strong philopatry as some of them were recorded as breeders in our colony, up to 11 years after ringing. Our data emphasize the importance of both refuse damp and wetland areas for the species, especially in winter, and a shift in the timing of the reproductive season as birds were recorded from November to July

  12. Reproductive data and analysis of recoveries in a population of white stork Ciconia ciconia in southern Spain: a 24-year study

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    Cuadrado, M.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Changes in nest density and reproductive success of a free–ranging population of white stork (Ciconia ciconia in the Gardens of ZooBotánico Jerez (Cádiz were studied from 1990 to 2013. Reproductive data (number of nests and number of chicks per nest and the effect of rainfall on the reproductive success were analyzed. In addition, a number of chicks were colour–ringed each year and the recovery data were also analyzed. The number of nests found in the area steadily increased during the study period and varied greatly from year to year from 2001 onwards (mean 19, range = 4–35, N = 22 years. Reproductive success also varied greatly among years. Overall, the mean number of chicks per nest was 1.78 ± 1.2 (range = 0–5, N = 439 nests.Reproductive success was strongly influenced by rainfall. It was highest (1.88 in years classified as rainy, medium (1.62 in years classified as normal, and lowest (1.24 in dry years. A total of 404 white storks were ringed, 110 of which were observed a total of 308 times (2.8 + 2.8 times per bird, range 1–12, all year data pooled. Recovery data show that with one exception, all ringed birds were recorded at different habitats of S Spain throughout the year. Remarkably, none was observed at traditional wintering quarters, south of the Sahara in Africa. Juveniles remained in the area (from July to October soon after leaving our colony, and virtually all of them disappeared from November to January (their first winter but were recorded again during their first breeding season. On the contrary, adults were repeatedly recorded at different sites in Cádiz, Sevilla and Huelva all year round. These birds showed a strong philopatry as some of them were recorded as breeders in our colony, up to 11 years after ringing. Our data emphasize the importance of both refuse damp and wetland areas for the species, especially in winter, and a shift in the timing of the reproductive season as birds were recorded from November

  13. Thromboprophylaxis in critically ill children in Spain and Portugal

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    Rodríguez Núñez, A; Fonte, M; Faustino, E V S

    2015-01-01

    ...), data on its incidence and effectiveness of thromboprophylaxis are lacking. To describe the use of thromboprophylaxis in critically ill children in Spain and Portugal, and to compare the results with international data...

  14. [The reception of Vesalius in Spain and England].

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    Portmann, Maria

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses the depiction of engravings taken from Vesalius's, Valverde de Hamusco's and Casserio 's treatises in portraits during the 16th and the 17th centuries to understand better the reception of the Fabrica in Spain and England.

  15. Bargaining for Social Rights (BARSORI) project: Country report on Spain

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    Ramos Martin, N.E.

    2012-01-01

    The Barsori project studied social partners' initiatives contributing to the reduction of precarious employment through collective bargaining and social dialogue. The project compared experiences in seven EU countries: Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain and the UK. Trade

  16. Acheulian Occupation Sites at Torralba and Ambrona, Spain: Their Geology.

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    Butzer, K W

    1965-12-24

    The Acheulian occupation sites of Torralba and Ambrona, central Spain, lie within the Torralba Formation, a complex of alluvial and slope deposits dating from a long period of glacial climate before the Holstein (Mindel-Riss) interglacial.

  17. EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING IN RURAL AREAS OF EUROPE AND SPAIN

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    Rogeli Santamaría Luna

    2015-12-01

    In this short article will present data and sources, but above all be evident that the low presence of rural factor in education and that the rural / urban divide still exists. Referencians Europe cited Spain and the start of the indicators of quality of life and early school leaving is estimated in Spain, rural or not, 2020 in relation to the proposed European Territorial Agenda 2020 target of 15%. Besides conclusions and proposals to be referred.

  18. Societal Metabolism of Societies: The bifurcation between Spain and Ecuador

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    Fander Falconí; Jesús Ramos Martín

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents an application of the Multiple-Scale Integrated Assessment of Societal Metabolism to the recent economic history of Ecuador and Spain. Understanding the relationship between the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the throughput of matter and energy over time in modern societies is crucial for understanding the sustainability predicament as it is linked to economic growth. When considering the dynamics of economic development, Spain was able to take a different path than Ecua...

  19. Societal metabolism of societies : the bifurcation between Spain and Ecuador

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    Falconí Benítez, Fander

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents an application of the Multiple-Scale Integrated Assessment of Societal Metabolism to the recent economic history of Ecuador and Spain. Understanding the relationship between the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the throughput of matter and energy over time in modern societies is crucial for understanding the sustainability predicament as it is linked to economic growth. When considering the dynamics of economic development, Spain was able to take a different path than Ecua...

  20. A test of the market potential equation in Spain

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    Tirado, Daniel; Paluzie, Elisenda; Pons-Novell, Jordi

    2009-01-01

    Abstract In this article we examine the relationship between regional wages in Spain and the market potential of these regions in the period 1955-1995. We demonstrate the existence of a spatial wage structure, in which wages fall with increasing distance from the hisghest income regions. This result strengthens the hypothesis that agglomerative forces were operating in Spain during the second half of the XX century (Tirado, Daniel) (Paluzie, ...

  1. Experiences in setting up the first centralized radiopharmacy in Spain.

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    Ramírez de Arellano, I; Piera, C; Pavia, J; Setoain, J

    1999-03-01

    The centralized radiopharmacy set up in Spain by the Cetir Medical Group allows optimal use of radiopharmaceuticals and complies with laws (Directive 89/343/EEC and Royal Decree 479/1993/Spain) governing their use. More than 220,000 individual patient doses have been supplied since the unit was established in November 1995. In this paper, we describe the infrastructure of the centralized radiopharmacy, including the operations and procedures involved, and how we believe we have achieved our original objectives.

  2. Gender Equity and Fertility in Italy and Spain

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    Cooke, LP

    2009-01-01

    Gender equity and its effects on fertility vary across socio-political contexts, particularly when comparing less with more developed economies. But do Subtle differences in equity within more similar contexts matter as well? Here we compare Italy and Spain, two countries with low fertility levels and institutional reliance on kinship and family, but with employment equity among women during the 1990s slightly greater in Italy than Spain. The European Community Household Panel is used to expl...

  3. Macroeconomic impact of the Solar Thermal Electricity Industry in Spain

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    2011-10-15

    In the last three years, Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) in Spain has grown significantly. Its weight within the renewables mix is becoming relevant, and even more so, its impact on economics, society, the environment, and reducing energy dependence. This report was carried out by Deloitte for Protermosolar to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate the main macroeconomic variables derived from the development of this technology in Spain from 2008 to 2010, and forecast its possible future impact.

  4. Open University

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    1975-01-01

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

  5. Latest developments in biofilm technologies for wastewater treatment: Twenty five years of research of the environmental engineering group (University of Cantabria, Spain); Tecnologias de biopelicula innovadoras para la depuracion de aguas residuales: veinticinco anos de investigacion del Grupo de Ingenieria Ambiental de la Universidad de Camtabria

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    Tejero Monzon, J. I.; Esteban-Garcia, A. L.; Florio, L. del; Diez Montero, R.; Lobo Garcia de Cortazar, A.; Rodriguez-Hernandez, L.

    2012-07-01

    Biological wastewater treatments are based on the use of active biomass, or set of organisms, in charge of carrying out the removal of contaminants. the biomass can be dispersed in suspension within the bulk liquid (activated sludge processes) or attached to a support media (biofilm processes). Biofilm technology was historically the first to be spread and applied. Nevertheless, since the 1950s, activated sludge technology gained more and more popularity given the supposed operation simplicity and higher quality of the effluent. Recently, new developments pushed forward the biofilm technology again. In this context, the Environmental Engineering Group of the University of Cantabria, since its foundation more than 2 decades ago, has been working on research and development of innovative wastewater treatment technologies based on biofilm. In this article, the know-how of the Group is illustrated, including the development of innovative submerged fixed bed reactors with and without (micro) filtration membranes, processes of biofilm supported by and aerated through membranes, as well as integrated systems (hybrid or combined) aimed at nutrient removal. submerged aerated fixed technologies, especially in hybrid configuration, as much as sludge blanket reactors (combined with biofilm processes) allow for increasing biomass concentration and may provide an attractive solution to upgrade existing WWTP. In combination with membrane filtration, they produce an effluent suitable for reuse o discharge in sensitive areas. On the other, hand, the possibility of aerating (diffusing the gas) directly through the membrane lumen into the biomass thereby grown, without need of oxygenating the whole wastewater flow to be treated, may be a real energetic paradigm shift. The developed technologies are here described alongside their experimental and modeling assessment, ranging from laboratory and bench scale up to pilot scale systems treating real municipal wastewater. (Author)

  6. Las yeserías del Patio de las Doncellas del Real Alcázar de Sevilla. Avance de resultados de la caracterización de materiales y la técnica

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    Calero-Castillo, Ana Isabel

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the initial contributions of the plasterworks polychrome research carried out at Courtyard of the Maidens in the Alcazar of Seville. This spectacular courtyard is located within the King Pedro I Palace (1356 – 1366, which is considered one of the most representative buildings mudejar architecture. This palace has been one of the residences of the Spanish monarchs over the time, thus it is one of the oldest palaces still in use. Consequently many interventions took place in the building, especially on the polychrome decoration. As part of the field-work, samples were collected aiming to identify the different polychrome interventions and the materials used in each of them. Different techniques were used to analyse the samples (optical microscopy, electron microscopy SEM / EDX, chromatographic methods and X-ray diffraction. The results of the study confirmed that successive interventions occurred over the original work. Natural pigments, such as red lead, cinnabar, natural azurite and malachite, were found in the deeper strata (i.e. the most likely original work. Industrial pigments, such as ultramarine blue or emerald green, were identified in the upper layers (i.e. the latest interventions.Este artículo presenta un avance de resultados del estudio de la policromía de las yeserías del Patio de las Doncellas del Real Alcázar de Sevilla. Este espectacular patio es parte del Palacio de Pedro I (1356- 1366, considerado como una de las obras mudéjares de mayor relevancia y uno de los palacios más antiguos todavía en uso. Su condición continuada como residencia de los monarcas españoles, ha permitido su conservación, pero también ha supuesto numerosas intervenciones que se agudizan en las policromías de los revestimientos decorativos. Tras un completo trabajo de campo se realizó un muestreo de la zona con el objetivo de conocer la naturaleza de los materiales e identificar las intervenciones realizadas. Para ello se

  7. El sentimiento en la antigua construcción. Revestimientos con mortero de cal, estucos y terrajados en el Jardín del Príncipe del Real Alcázar de Sevilla

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    Robador, M.D.

    2006-06-01

    €œhechos a mano”, podemos ver marcados los dedos, las huellas, de los que, en su día, hace muchos años, siglos, hicieron sin máquinas esos ladrillos. Una prenda, un bordado, hecho a mano, con sus pequeñísimas imperfecciones tiene un carácter mucho mayor que los elaborados a máquina. Una fotografía en color, a pesar de su perfección, se valora menos que esa misma imagen pintada por la mano de un artista. Un conjunto de edificios actuales de serie no tiene el mismo valor, ni el alma, ni la personalidad, de un edificio proyectado con exclusividad por un buen arquitecto1. En este texto exponemos un estudio pormenorizado de la influencia del sentimiento en los revestimientos con los antiguos morteros de cal y estuco. Ponemos como ejemplo la restauración que se ha hecho del Patio del Príncipe del Real Alcázar de Sevilla, en la que se ha respetado al máximo la utilización de los antiguos morteros de cal y estuco, aplicados manualmente, tal como se hizo en la época en que se construyó. Se aplicaron y se han vuelto a utilizar revestimientos continuos y terrajados en marcos de ventanas, portadas, arcos, cornisas y elementos decorativos. El haber restaurado este patio con técnicas artesanales le ha impregnado del espíritu de su primigenia construcción.

  8. De la parte de dentro o de la parte de fuera”: la capilla paralela de San Salvador de Sevilla a comienzos del siglo XVII (“From the part of inside or the part of outside”: the parallel music chapel of San Salvador of Seville in XVIIth century

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    Clara Bejarano Pellicer

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Este trabajo aborda el estudio de los orígenes de la capilla musical de la iglesia colegial de San Salvador de Sevilla, en relación con una capilla musical preexistente del mismo nombre, formada por músicos independientes, que continuó a su sombra y servicio hasta finales de siglo como mínimo. Para ello, se ha realizado una colaboración entre las fuentes institucionales y las notariales. Las preguntas giran en torno a su razón de ser, su relación con la capilla oficial y con el cabildo colegial, la medida en que se nutrió de sus miembros, la auxilió y le otorgó un acceso al mercado de los servicios musicales ocasionales, en el contexto de un período de apogeo de la demanda musical en Sevilla y su área de influencia.Abstract: This paper deals with the study of the origins of the music chapel of the collegiate church of San Salvador of Seville, in relation to a pre-existent music chapel, consisted of independent musicians, which continued in its shadow and service at least until the end of the century. With this purpose, a collaboration between institutional and notarial sources has been done. Questions revolve around its reason why, its relationship with the official chapel and the collegiate council, the extend that one nourished on the other one’s members, one helped the other one and gave it an access to the market of occasional musical services, in the context of a period of high point of musical demand in Seville and its influence area.

  9. Population-based multicase-control study in common tumors in Spain (MCC-Spain: rationale and study design

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    Gemma Castaño-Vinyals

    2015-07-01

    Discussion: This study, conducted within the Spanish Consortium for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology & Public Health (CIBERESP, is a unique initiative to evaluate etiological factors for common cancers and will promote cancer research and prevention in Spain.

  10. Geneva University

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

  11. Geneva University

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

  12. An application of the multilayer perceptron: Solar radiation maps in Spain

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    Hontoria, L.; Aguilera, J. [Grupo Investigacion y Desarrollo en Energia Solar y Automatica, Dpto. de Ingenieria Electronica, de Telecomunicaciones y Automatica, Escuela Politecnica Superior de Jaen, Campus de las Lagunillas, Universidad de Jaen, 23071 Jaen (Spain); Zufiria, P. [Grupo de Redes Neuronales, Dpto. de Matematica Aplicada a las Tecnologias de la Informacion, ETSI Telecomunicaciones, UPM Ciudad Universitaria s/n, 28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2005-11-01

    In this work an application of a methodology to obtain solar radiation maps is presented. This methodology is based on a neural network system [Lippmann, R.P., 1987. An introduction to computing with neural nets. IEEE ASSP Magazine, 4-22] called Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) [Haykin, S., 1994. Neural Networks. A Comprehensive Foundation. Macmillan Publishing Company; Hornik, K., Stinchcombe, M., White, H., 1989. Multilayer feedforward networks are universal approximators. Neural Networks, 2(5), 359-366]. To obtain a solar radiation map it is necessary to know the solar radiation of many points spread wide across the zone of the map where it is going to be drawn. For most of the locations all over the world the records of these data (solar radiation in whatever scale, daily or hourly values) are non-existent. Only very few locations have the privilege of having good meteorological stations where records of solar radiation have being registered. But even in those locations with historical records of solar data, the quality of these solar series is not as good as it should be for most purposes. In addition, to draw solar radiation maps the number of points on the maps (real sites) that it is necessary to work with makes this problem difficult to solve. Nevertheless, with the application of the methodology proposed in this paper, this problem has been solved and solar radiation maps have been obtained for a small region of Spain: Jaen province, a southern province of Spain between parallels 38{sup o}25' N and 37{sup o}25' N, and meridians 4{sup o}10' W and 2{sup o}10' W, and for a larger region: Andalucia, the most southern region of Spain situated between parallels 38{sup o}40' N and 36{sup o}00' N, and meridians 7{sup o}30' W and 1{sup o}40' W. (author)

  13. A retrospective review of medical errors adjudicated in court between 2002 and 2012 in Spain.

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    Giraldo, Priscila; Sato, Luke; Sala, María; Comas, Merce; Dywer, Kathy; Castells, Xavier

    2016-02-01

    This paper describes verdicts in court involving injury-producing medical errors in Spain. A descriptive analysis of 1041 closed court verdicts from Spain between January 2002 and December 2012. It was determined whether a medical error had occurred, and among those with medical error (n = 270), characteristics and results of litigation were analyzed. Data on litigation were obtained from the Thomson Reuters Aranzadi Westlaw databases. All verdicts involving health system were reviewed and classified according to the presence of medical error. Among those, contributory factors, medical specialty involved, health impact (death, disability and severity) and results of litigation (resolution, time to verdict and economic compensations) were described. Medical errors were involved in 25.9% of court verdicts. The cause of medical error was a diagnosis-related problem in 25.1% and surgical treatment in 22.2%, and Obstetrics-Gynecology was the most frequent involved specialty (21%). Most of them were of high severity (59.4%), one-third (32%) caused death. The average time interval between the occurrence of the error and the verdict was 7.8 years. The average indemnity payment was €239 505.24; the highest was psychiatry (€7 585 075.86) and the lowest was Emergency Medicine (€69 871.19). This study indicates that in Spain medical errors are common among verdicts involving the health system, most of them causing high-severity adverse outcomes. The interval between the medical error and the verdict is excessive, and there is a wide range of economic compensation. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press in association with the International Society for Quality in Health Care; all rights reserved.

  14. Geneva University

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

  15. Geneva University

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

  16. Geneva University

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    2008-01-01

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

  17. [25 years of laparoscopic surgery in Spain].

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    Moreno-Sanz, Carlos; Tenías-Burillo, Jose María; Morales-Conde, Salvador; Balague-Ponz, Carmen; Díaz-Luis, Hermógenes; Enriquez-Valens, Pablo; Manuel-Palazuelos, Juan Carlos; Martínez-Cortijo, Sagrario; Olsina-Kissler, Jorge; Socas-Macias, María; Toledano-Trincado, Miguel; Vidal-Pérez, Oscar; Noguera-Aguilar, Juan Francisco; Salvador-Sanchís, José Luis; Feliu-Pala, Xavier; Targarona-Soler, Eduard M

    2014-04-01

    The introduction of laparoscopic surgery (LS) can be considered the most important advancement in our specialty in the past 25 years. Despite its advantages, implementation and consolidation has not been homogenous, especially for advanced techniques. The aim of this study was to analyse the level of development and use of laparoscopic surgery in Spain at the present time and its evolution in recent years. During the second half of 2012 a survey was developed to evaluate different aspects of the implementation and development of LS in our country. The survey was performed using an electronic questionnaire. The global response rate was 16% and 103 heads of Department answered the survey. A total of 92% worked in the public system. A total of 99% perform basic laparoscopic surgery and 85,2% advanced LS. Most of the responders (79%) consider that the instruments they have available for LS are adequate and 71% consider that LS is in the right stage of development in their environment. Basic laparoscopic surgery has developed in our country to be considered the standard performed by most surgeons, and forms part of the basic surgical training of residents. With regards to advanced LS, although it is frequently used, there are still remaining areas of deficit, and therefore, opportunities for improvement. Copyright © 2013 AEC. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  18. [Psychiatry periodicals in Spain up to 1931].

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    Bertolín Guillén, J M

    1992-01-01

    The development of psychiatry, as it happens with other medical specialties, has been linked to that of the journals dedicated to it. They are a good exponent of its state of growing or consolidation. The first psychiatric journal in Spain appeared in 1865 and 27 years later the next one was founded. None of the three journals which existed in the 19th century continued at the beginning of the 20th century. During the first three decades of this century, nine specialized journals were founded, among which the "Revista Frenopática Española" in the first place, and the "Archivos de Neurobiología" afterwards, were the most outstanding in our country and the "Revista Frenopática Española" was that of the greatest international projection. Although the importance of a constellation of prestigious journals which were not dedicated to psychiatry was decisive for the development of this discipline in our country, the professionals organized themselves in the monographic journals about this subject, linked to mental hospitals.

  19. Specific legislation on biobanks in Spain.

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    García-Merino, Isabel Ma; Consuegra, Irene; Jiménez, José Luís; Muñoz-Fernández, Ma Ángeles

    2015-06-01

    Spain has enacted specific legislation concerning biobanks. This legislation regulates how biobanks should be set up, how they should operate, and the requirements they need to comply with. The main objective of this legislation is to keep a good balance between scientific progress and respect for the rights and freedom of individuals participating in research. Therefore, this legislation lays down a series of basic principles, for instance, the principle to inform donors accurately i) on the deposit of samples in terms of the objectives and implications of their donation and on the need to obtain written consents; ii) on the obligation to establish consistent procedures to guarantee the confidentiality of personal data associated with and obtained from biological samples; iii) on the concept of free sample donation either by donors or by biobanks; iv) on the need for consistent procedures to deposit samples and data in biobanks; and v) for acts of donation and data for research projects to be performed correctly. Although this Spanish legislation fulfills its objectives, it has some drawbacks; mainly it overprotects research participants. This issue should be analyzed in future revisions of the legislation.

  20. Self-Employed Foreign Workers In Spain

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    María Trinidad Luisa García

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This is a full study of the legal system applicable to selfemployed foreigners wishing to carry out an economic activity in Spain. The focus varies according to the country of origin of the individual, whether it lies within the European Economic Community, whether it is a country with which the European Union has co-operation and association agreements or finally, whether it is under the general regime. The utilitarian perspective which considers immigration as necessary manual labour has justified more efficient legal mechanisms to facilitate the employment of immigrant manual workers. These mechanisms do not apply to self-employed workers. The lack of interest of legislators in this type of worker is highlighted by the suppression of motivation and refusal of the mandatory visa. The detailed analysis of the anticipated administrative requirements emphasises that within the labour legislation for immigrants there is a marked difference between those who work for an employer and those who are self-employed and there is no correspondence or comparison with the more far reaching policies of the labour doctrine with regard to the rights and guarantees of both categories of workers.

  1. Strongyloidiasis in immigrants in Southern Spain.

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    Cabezas-Fernández, M Teresa; Salas-Coronas, Joaquin; Lozano-Serrano, Ana Belen; Vazquez-Villegas, Jose; Cabeza-Barrera, M Isabel; Cobo, Fernando

    2015-01-01

    To analyse clinical and epidemiological characteristics of immigrant patients diagnosed with strongyloidiasis in our area. An analyse was performed on patients with strongyloidiasis seen in the Tropical Medicine Unit of the "Hospital de Poniente" in Almeria (Spain), from April 2004 to May 2012. A total of 320 patients were diagnosed with Strongyloides stercoralis infection, and 284 out of 314 patients (90.4%) had a positive specific serology. Forty-two percent of the patients reported symptoms and 45% had eosinophilia. The serological results were monitored in some of the patients, confirming a loss of antibodies in all 20 patients studied. Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic disease increasingly diagnosed in developed countries due to increased migratory flows from endemic areas. Often being asymptomatic, its diagnosis and treatment may prevent fatal outcomes, especially in immunocompromised patients. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica. All rights reserved.

  2. Suicide, unemployment, and economic recession in Spain.

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    Iglesias-García, Celso; Sáiz, Pilar A; Burón, Patricia; Sánchez-Lasheras, Fernando; Jiménez-Treviño, Luis; Fernández-Artamendi, Sergio; Al-Halabí, Susana; Corcoran, Paul; García-Portilla, M Paz; Bobes, Julio

    The aim of the present work is to determine the association between unemployment and suicide, and to investigate whether this association is affected by changes in the economic cycle or other variables such as age and sex. A time-trend analysis was conducted to study changes in the number of suicides between 1999 and 2013 in Spain. Pearson's correlation coefficients and regression models were used to find the association between unemployment and suicide. A significant positive association was found between unemployment and suicide in the pre-crisis period in men. In that period (1999-2007), each 1% annual increase in unemployment was associated with a 6.90% increase in the annual variation of suicide in the total population, and with a 9.04% increase in the annual variation of suicide in working age men. The correlation between unemployment and suicide is significant in periods of economic stability, but has weakened during the recent financial crisis. Unemployment and suicide have a complex relationship modulated by age, sex and economic cycle. Copyright © 2017 SEP y SEPB. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  3. Psychosocial risks in university education teachers: Diagnosis and prevention

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    María Matilde García

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to assess the psychosocial risks of university teachers and identify enhancement areas for a healthy organization in a sample of 621 teachers from the University of A Coruña, Spain. To achieve this aim, the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (CoPsoQ adapted to the Spanish population (ISTAS21 Method was applied. The results showed an unfavorable situation for psychosocial health in five dimensions: high psychological demands, low esteem, high double presence, low social support, and high job insecurity. In contrast, a favorable situation for health is the dimension active work and development opportunities. It was also found that there is not a single profile of university teacher in psychosocial risk. To conclude, a diagnosis of psychosocial risks of university teachers is made and, in that scenario, some risk prevention strategies at university level are proposed.

  4. The current teaching of ethics in Jesuit universities

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    Xabier Etxeberria

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available This article presents and analyses the teaching of ethics at Jesuit universities in Spain over the last 20 years and achieves this by combining historical and systematic approaches. The systematic approach highlights the importance given to the teaching of the ethics of professions, emphasizing its main implications: the assumption of an understanding of universality and plurality congruent with the Jesuit identity of the university; inclusion of the fundamental and civic dimensions of ethics; the embedding of ethics within the social and historical contexts of the professions; the multifaceted conception of ethics based on the intrinsic goodness in each profession. It concludes by proposing teaching-learning strategies that incorporate the above-mentioned perspectives and offering the experience of Jesuit universities as a contribution to the debate on the position of ethics in universities.

  5. Learning Indicators of a Foreign Language in Spanish Public University. Case Study

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    Cáceres-Lorenzo, M-Teresa; Salas-Pascual, Marcos; Afonzo-de-Tovar, Isabel-Cristina; Vera-Cazorla, M-Jesús; Santana-Alvarado, Yaiza; Santana-Quintana, Cristina

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    This article investigates 292 postgraduate students of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain), through a Likert-scale questionnaire. This inquiry was about private, educational actions and learning valuation of a foreign language and its relation with the learning of one or several foreign languages. The analysis of…

  6. A World of Difference: A Global Survey of University League Tables. Canadian Education Report Series

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    Usher, Alex; Savino, Massimo

    2006-01-01

    In this document we discuss 19 university league tables and ranking systems from around the world. Sixteen of these are "national" league tables collected from ten countries (Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States); three are "international" or…

  7. The Fundacion Universidad Empresa of Madrid, Ten Years of Experience in University-Industry Relations.

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    Saenz de Miera, Antonio

    1983-01-01

    The first 10 years of Spain's leading organization designed to promote the establishment of relationships between universities and industry are discussed. Its activities in scientific and technical research projects and funding, continuing education programs, and coordination of employment opportunities are outlined. (MSE)

  8. Prejudiced Attitudes in University Students towards Irregular Immigrants: An Exploratory Study

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    Segura-Robles, Adrián; Alemany-Arrebola, Inmaculada; Gallardo-Vigil, Miguel Ángel

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: The main objective of the research was to analyze the existence of prejudice among university students of Melilla Campus (Spain) towards migrants who cross the border illegally. The role of educators and health professionals has a special interest in this context; they are who will have more contact with them. This requires the…

  9. Social Inequalities in Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Older Adults in Spain: The Seniors-ENRICA Study.

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    Pérez-Hernández, Bibiana; García-Esquinas, Esther; Graciani, Auxiliadora; Guallar-Castillón, Pilar; López-García, Esther; León-Muñoz, Luz M; Banegas, José R; Rodríguez-Artalejo, Fernando

    2017-03-01

    To examine the distribution of the main cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) according to socioeconomic level (SEL) among older adults in Spain. A cross-sectional study conducted in 2008-2010 with 2699 individuals representative of the noninstitutionalized Spanish population aged ≥ 60 years. Socioeconomic level was assessed using educational level, occupation, and father's occupation. The CVRF included behavioral and biological factors and were measured under standardized conditions. In age- and sex-adjusted analyses, higher educational level was associated with a higher frequency of moderate alcohol consumption and leisure time physical activity, and less time spent watching television. An inverse educational gradient was observed for frequency of obesity (odds ratio [OR] in university vs primary level or below education, 0.44; 95% confidence interval [95%CI], 0.33-0.57; P-trend social inequalities in CVRF among older adults in Spain. Reducing these inequalities, bringing the levels of CVRF in those from lower SEL in line with the levels seen in higher SEL, could substantially reduce the prevalence of CVRF in the older adult population. Copyright © 2016 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  10. The Murcia Twin Registry: a population-based registry of adult multiples in Spain.

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    Ordoñana, Juan R; Rebollo-Mesa, Irene; Carrillo, Eduvigis; Colodro-Conde, Lucía; García-Palomo, Francisco J; González-Javier, Francisca; Sánchez-Romera, Juan F; Aznar Oviedo, José M; de Pancorbo, Marian M; Pérez-Riquelme, Francisco

    2013-02-01

    The Murcia Twin Registry (MTR) was created in 2006, under the auspices of the University of Murcia and the regional Health Authority, aiming to develop a research resource in Spain intended to stimulate current research and new investigation on the analysis of genetic factors related to health and health-related behaviors. The MTR development strategy was designed as a step-by-step process. Initially, it was focused on women's health but nowadays it includes males and opposite-sex twins. The database comprises 2,281 participants born between 1940 and 1966 in the region of Murcia, in Spain. There have been three waves of data collection and today the MTR databases include questionnaire and anthropometric data as well as biological samples. The current main areas of research interest are health and health-related behaviors, including lifestyle, health promotion, and quality of life. Future short-term development points to the completion of the biobank and continuing the collection of longitudinal data.

  11. Recent changes in school-based policies on physical activity and nutrition in Spain.

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    Gallego, Pilar; Galán, Iñaki; José Medrano, María; Ramos, Pilar; Rivera, Francisco; Moreno, Carmen

    2014-12-01

    This study evaluates the changes in Spain between 2006 and 2012, of school-based policies encouraging healthy eating and the undertaking of physical activity (PA). A longitudinal study was undertaken comprising 277 representative schools from all the regions of Spain. The questionnaires were completed by the school management board. An indicator for school policies on PA was constructed (score 0-4) from the following indicators: (i) participation in PA programmes, (ii) existence of written PA guidelines, (iii) training of teachers about PA and (iv) organization of extracurricular PA activities. For nutrition, indicators similar to the first three for PA were evaluated, together with access to healthy foods (score 0-4). In addition to comparing the scores for 2006 and 2012, multivariate linear regression was used to study the association between the characteristics of the schools and the changes in the scores. The indicators for school-based policies on nutrition and PA improved between 2006 and 2012: the average score for PA increased from 1.33 to 1.79 (P school-based policies on PA and nutrition, although there is still room for improvement. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved.

  12. High background radiation areas: the case of Villar de la Yegua village (Spain).

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    Sáinz, C; Quindós, L S; Fernández, P L; Gómez, J; Fuente, I; Quindós, L; Matarranz, J L

    2007-01-01

    The starting point of the Spanish experience in the study of High Background Radiation Areas is the development of a nationwide indoor radon survey carried out in 1988. This campaign, belonging to the first Spanish Radon Framework, consisted of approximately 2000 indoor radon measurements which represented a valuable basis to face rigorously the radon issue in Spain. Together but indepently from this survey, since 1991 the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council, the National Uranium Company and several Universities have developed the so-called MARNA project with the aim of estimating potential radon emission from external gamma dose rates, radium concentrations in soil and geological parameters. During the last decade, several regional surveys have also been conducted to determine exposure to natural sources of radiation in different highly populated background radiation areas. Among them, the surroundings of the village of Villar de la Yegua Town, located in the western province of Salamanca, is the most important area of Spain from a radiological point of view, with the highest indoor radon concentrations, of up to 15,000 Bq m(-3) being found there. Until now, the main result of the study in this area showed a geometric mean radon concentration of 818 Bq m(-3), which is 18 times higher than the national average. In this article, the results of the last survey, carried out in Villar de la Yegua during 2004 are summarised. A geometric mean radon concentration of 1356 Bq m(-3) was found. Dose estimation coming from radon inhalation is also shown.

  13. The Design of Migrant Integration Policies in Spain: Discourses and Social Actors

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    Belén Fernández Suárez

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Spain is one of the countries with the lowest social spending within the EU-15, and its welfare state has developed later and with less intensity. At the end of the 20th century, Spain became an immigration country, reaching 5.7 million immigrants in 2011. This article explores how the definition of migrant ‘integration’ is based more on a concept of universal rights and social cohesion by the main actors (political parties, trade unions, third sector organizations and immigrant associations than on a notion of a cultural type. We will also analyze how the influence of European policies and restrictive liberalism have led to the implementation of programmes which aim to make civic integration compulsory for the renewal of residence and work permits. The empirical evidence for this article stems from 60 qualitative interviews with social actors in migrant integration policies during 2010 and 2011. The impact of the economic crisis on the foreign population, especially regarding its position in the labor market, will also be considered, explaining the reduction of specific and general policies targeting the migrant population. This cut in social spending has involved a deinstitutionalization of this particular policy field.

  14. Economic and psychosocial impact of rotavirus infection in Spain: a literature review.

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    Álvarez Aldeán, Javier; Aristegui, Javier; López-Belmonte, Juan Luis; Pedrós, Montse; Sicilia, José García

    2014-06-24

    Severe rotavirus gastroenteritis is common in children under 5 years of age. A literature review was performed to investigate the economic and psychosocial impact of rotavirus infection in children in this age group. We retrieved 56 articles on the economic burden of the disease in Europe, 18 of them reported data from Spain; 8 articles were retrieved analysing its psychosocial impact. In Spain, rotavirus is responsible for 14% to 30% of all cases of gastroenteritis, and a quarter of these require hospitalisation. It is also associated with high use of health care resources (emergency and primary care visits). Rotavirus gastroenteritis costs the Spanish national health system EUR 28 million a year and causes productivity loss in two-thirds of parents (mean of 4 days). Taking into account these costs, it was estimated that implementing universal vaccination could prevent 76% to 95% of hospital admissions due to rotavirus gastroenteritis, as well as reduce emergency and paediatric visits, nosocomial infections, and days missed from work (77% reduction). Rotavirus gastroenteritis also has a considerable psychosocial impact on the family, although it is difficult to compare results due to the diversity of study designs and the low specificity of the measurement tools used. It also causes high stress among parents, adding to their workload and adversely affecting their quality of life. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Distribution and Characterization of Armillaria Complex in Atlantic Forest Ecosystems of Spain

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    Nebai Mesanza

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Armillaria root disease is a significant forest health concern in the Atlantic forest ecosystems in Spain. The damage occurs in conifers and hardwoods, causing especially high mortality in young trees in both native forests and plantations. In the present study, the distribution of Armillaria root disease in the forests and plantations of the Basque Country is reported. Armillaria spp. were more frequently isolated from stands with slopes of 20–30% and west orientation, acid soils with high permeability, deciduous hosts, and a rainfall average above 1800 mm. In a large-scale survey, 35% of the stands presented Armillaria structures and showed disease symptoms. Of the isolated Armillaria samples, 60% were identified using molecular methods as A. ostoyae, 24% as A. mellea, 14% as A. gallica, 1% as A. tabescens, and 1% as A. cepistipes. In a small scale sampling, population diversity was defined by somatic compatibility tests and Universally Primed-PCR technique. Finally, the pathogenicity of A. mellea, the species with the broadest host range, was determined on different tree species present in the Atlantic area of Spain in order to determine their resistance levels to Armillaria disease. A significant difference in disease severity was observed among tree species (p < 0.001, with Pinus radiata being the most susceptible tree species and Cryptomeria japonica the most resistant to A. mellea.

  16. Use of percutaneous tracheostomy in intensive care units in Spain. Results of a national survey.

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    Añón, José M; Escuela, Maria Paz; Gómez, Vicente; García de Lorenzo, Abelardo; Montejo, Juan C; López, Jorge

    2004-06-01

    To assess the use of percutaneous tracheostomy in Intensive Care Units (ICU) in Spain, its practice, and current opinions on the technique. An e-mail or post survey was sent to 239 Spanish ICU directors. Pediatric ICUs and coronary units were excluded. One hundred ICUs (41.8%) replied. The 44% ( n=44) of the ICUs that answered belonged to university hospitals and 53% ( n=53) had postgraduate teaching. Eighty-two percent ( n=82) used percutaneous tracheostomy. Griggs' Guide Wire Dilating Forceps and Ciaglia Blue Rhino were the most frequent techniques employed. In 30.5% of ICUs ( n=25) endoscopic guidance was used, in 15.7% ( n= 13) it was routine. In 24.4% ( n=20) some kind of long-term follow-up was carried out, but only in 12.2% ( n=10) was follow-up done routinely. In 58.5% of ICUs ( n=48) in which percutaneous tracheostomy is performed is this technique considered safer than surgical tracheostomy and in 86.4% ( n=70) percutaneous tracheostomy is the first choice for tracheostomy in the critically ill patient. Percutaneous tracheostomy is a well-established technique in ICUs in Spain, and is considered the technique of choice for tracheostomy in critically ill patients. It is mainly performed without endoscopic guidance and follow-up is not usually carried out.

  17. Gender differences in HIV-related sexual behavior among college students from Spain and Portugal.

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    Muñoz-Silva, Alicia; Sánchez-García, Manuel; Martins, Ana; Cristina, Nunes

    2009-11-01

    Under the perspective of the Theory of Planned Behavior, the objective of this study was to know the gender differences in the variables involved in the use of effective preventive measures in sexual relations against HIV in a sample of university students from Spain and Portugal. Furthermore, it is examined whether these factors produce different predictions concerning the adoption of safe sexual behaviour for young man and women in each country. The sample consisted of 683 university students, 319 Portuguese (64% female and 36% male) from the University of Algarve and 364 Spanish students (51% female and 49% male) from the University of Huelva. Data were obtained by means of a questionnaire. The data revealed that there are gender differences which apply in both countries, highlighting that the young women have more positive attitudes, greater perceived behavioural control and intention of condom use than young men. However, they protect themselves less that their male counterparts: the percentage of females who say using condoms as a contraceptive method is less than the percentage of males, and especially with their steady partners. The results are discussed in relation to gender role norms, to have a steady partner or not, gender relations, the associated meaning to sexual relations for men and women and their implications for the design of sexual educational programmes for them.

  18. Zarzalejo granite (Spain). A nomination for 'Global Heritage Stone Resource'

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    Freire Lista, David Martin; Fort, Rafael; José Varas-Muriel, María

    2015-04-01

    Zarzalejo granite is quarried in the Sierra de Guadarrama (Spanish Central System) foothills, in and around Zarzalejo village, in the province of Madrid, Spain. It is an inequigranular monzogranite medium-to-coarse grained, with a slight porphyritic texture (feldspar phenocrysts) and mafic micro-grained enclaves. In this abstract the candidacy of Zarzalejo granite as a "Global Heritage Resource Stone" (GHSR) is presented. This stone ideally fits the newly proposed designation as it has been used in many heritage buildings and its good petrophysical properties and durability have allowed well preserved constructions such as a Roman road, San Pedro Church in Zarzalejo (1492), Descalzas Reales Monastery in Madrid (1559-1564) and the San Lorenzo del Escorial Royal Monastery (1563-1584), to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This level of construction has been a landmark in the extraction and proliferation of historic quarries created due to the high demand that such colossal monuments and buildings with granite, have required for their construction. In the mid-20th century, More, Zarzalejo granite has also been used in restoration works including the Royal Palace and the Reina Sofía Museum (2001-2005), both buildings in Madrid, Spain. Extraction of granite ashlars from tors has been a very frequent activity in the Zarzalejo neighbourhood until mid-twentieth century. So there is also a need to preserve these historic quarries. This type of stone has created a landscape that has been preserved as an open-air museum today where you can see the marks left in the granite due to historic quarry operations. The granite industry has been one of the main pillars of the Zarzalejo regional economy. For centuries, the local community have been engaged in quarrying and have created a cultural landscape based on its building stone. A quarryman monument has been erected in Zarzalejo in honor of this traditional craft as well as an architecture museum at San Lorenzo del

  19. The University of Jaén Astronomical Observatory

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    Martí, Josep; Luque-Escamilla, Pedro L.; García-Hernández, María T.

    2017-01-01

    We present a description and instrumental characterization of the photometric equipment of the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Jaén. The observatory hosts a 41 cm automated telescope inside a 4 m dome located at the university main campus, in the outskirts of the city of Jaén (Spain). This facility is used for educational, outreach and occasional scientific research on bright stellar objects. Despite the observatory location in a light polluted urban area, its performance for differential photometry studies has proven to be very acceptable. The discovery of the Be star LS I +5979 as a peculiar eclipsing binary system is so far the most relevant achievement.

  20. Geneva University

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