Sample records for theaters

  1. Energy Theater (United States)

    Daane, Abigail R.; Wells, Lindsay; Scherr, Rachel E.


    Energy Theater is a dynamic, full-body activity that engages all students in representing the flow of energy in various phenomena, such as a light bulb burning steadily or a refrigerator cooling food. In Energy Theater, each participant acts as a unit of energy that has one form at a time. Regions on the floor correspond to objects in a physical…

  2. Theater: Talk Shows

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    Feingold, Michael


    Two 2007 New York City theater productions are briefly reviewed: (1) Anthony Burgess' translation of Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," directed by David Leveaux and presented at the Richard Rodgers Theater; and (2...

  3. Semiotics of theater space


    Krátká, Denisa


    This thesis deals with the theater as a specific aesthetic form combining visual and acoustic transmission of information within a specific communication model. Theory of theater, which is a independent and self-sufficient art department drawing on other types of art and creating unique artistic communication and experience in a particular space and time. The theater surroundigs and space, which is in the theater clearly defined and divided into zones - the stage and the auditorium. Thus adap...

  4. Setting and Supporting the Theater (United States)


    its as- signed mission. The theater sustain- ment command or expeditionary sustainment command provides mis- sion command for reception, staging...November–December 2015 Army Sustainment8 Setting and Supporting the Theater  By Kenneth R. Gaines and Dr. Reginald L. Snell RSOI 9...Army Sustainment November–December 2015 Setting and Supporting the Theater RSOI The 8th

  5. Learning from Live Theater (United States)

    Greene, Jay P.; Hitt, Collin; Kraybill, Anne; Bogulski, Cari A.


    Culturally enriching field trips matter. They produce significant benefits for students on a variety of educational outcomes that schools and communities care about. This experiment on the effects of field trips to see live theater demonstrates that seeing plays is an effective way to teach academic content; increases student tolerance by…

  6. Treasured Texas Theaters (United States)

    Horton, Anita


    Dallas artist Jon Flaming's deep love of Texas is evident in his paintings and sculpture. Although he has created one sculptural Texas theater, his work primarily showcases old Texas barbershops, vacant homes, and gas stations. In this article, the author describes how her students, inspired by Flaming's works, created three-dimensional historical…

  7. Gestion theatrale (Theater Management) (United States)

    Dubuc, Robert


    A comparison of American and British language of the theater. A conclusion noted is that there exists parrallel vocabulary in the United States and Great Britain. The terms studied are: director, producer, stage director, stage manager, assistant stage manager, artistic director. A glossary is appended. (Text is in French.) (AMH)

  8. Theater, Speech, Light

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    Primož Vitez


    Full Text Available This paper considers a medium as a substantial translator: an intermediary between the producers and receivers of a communicational act. A medium is a material support to the spiritual potential of human sources. If the medium is a support to meaning, then the relations between different media can be interpreted as a space for making sense of these meanings, a generator of sense: it means that the interaction of substances creates an intermedial space that conceives of a contextualization of specific meaningful elements in order to combine them into the sense of a communicational intervention. The theater itself is multimedia. A theatrical event is a communicational act based on a combination of several autonomous structures: text, scenography, light design, sound, directing, literary interpretation, speech, and, of course, the one that contains all of these: the actor in a human body. The actor is a physical and symbolic, anatomic, and emblematic figure in the synesthetic theatrical act because he reunites in his body all the essential principles and components of theater itself. The actor is an audio-visual being, made of kinetic energy, speech, and human spirit. The actor’s body, as a source, instrument, and goal of the theater, becomes an intersection of sound and light. However, theater as intermedial art is no intermediate practice; it must be seen as interposing bodies between conceivers and receivers, between authors and auditors. The body is not self-evident; the body in contemporary art forms is being redefined as a privilege. The art needs bodily dimensions to explore the medial qualities of substances: because it is alive, it returns to studying biology. The fact that theater is an archaic art form is also the purest promise of its future.

  9. Nomadinnen des Theaters

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    Christel Weiler


    Full Text Available Die Dissertation untersucht die soziale und rechtliche Situation von Frauen an deutschen Wanderbühnen, ihre Gestaltungs- und Wirkungsmöglichkeiten und die damit einhergehenden Selbst- und Fremdwahrnehmungen. Dabei erhält das aktuelle Verständnis von Theater eine historische Perspektivierung. Der Blick auf die besondere Rolle und Funktion der Frauen an den deutschen Wanderbühnen liefert Grundlagenmaterial für weitergehende theaterhistorische Forschungen.

  10. Wozu all das Theater?


    Ronke, Astrid


    Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht theoretische und praktische Grundlagen und Implikationen von Drama und Theater als eine Unterrichtsmethode für den Fremdsprachenunterricht, speziell für den DaF(Deutsch als Fremdsprache)Unterricht in Amerika. Vor dem Hintergrund schwankender Einschreibezahlen für das Fach Deutsch, dem Desinteresse an Fremdsprachen und dem Fehlen nationaler Fremdsprachennormen für die Hochschulbildung in den USA, wird eine Unterrichtsmethode vorgestellt, die durch ihren ganzhe...

  11. Teaching within the operating theater. (United States)

    Carlile, Graeme S


    All surgeons within teaching hospitals share in the collective responsibility for training more junior doctors. A large proportion of training focuses around developing good clinical practice and ensuring the trainee is reaching competency. Formal structured teaching sessions aim to improve the trainee's theoretical knowledge and wider understanding. But surgical trainees must also learn how to operate. In order to do this, a more experienced surgeon must teach and supervise them in how to perform common procedures. This article discusses effective teaching within the operating theater, drawing on the author's own reflective practice. It introduces the concepts of theater prerequisites, used for assessing the suitability of theater cases for teaching, and active observation as one of the methodologies for teaching in theater.

  12. "Theater of light". IEC. (United States)

    Arca Ra


    Many families on the sugar cane plantations of La Carlota, a third class city in Negros Occidental, a province in central Philippines, live as the indentured servants of plantation owners who take care of them from birth until death. Most such families earn only 1001-3000 pesos (US$25-75) per month. Believing that the more children a family has, the more workers the family will have and the more family wages earned, plantation couples choose to have many children and consider family planning to be taboo. However, contrary to their expectations, poor parents end up having more children than they can care for. Farmers children usually drop out of school once they begin working in the haciendas and remain farmers throughout their lives. They marry early and remain poor, perpetuating the cycle over generations. Poor labor conditions also result in poor health status. The Kabalaka Development Foundation, Inc. (KDFI) developed an artistic IEC project to help destroy misconceptions about family planning and improve the reproductive health of target families. The project involves saturating target communities with family planning and reproductive health messages through drama productions performed by youth volunteers. Spectators have reacted positively to the Theater of Light performances. The development and implementation of the project are described.

  13. The spontaneous in the therapeutic theater


    Silva, Marisa Schmidt


    The author makes considerations about the historic influences on the creation of Spontaneous theater by Jacob Levy Moreno and the psychotherapy conditions of this theater, nowadays revigoratade in whole world. The author consider the specific way to deal with Spontaneous theater of "Troupe de Psicodramatores" in Curitiba, Parana.

  14. Using Theater Concepts in the TESOL Classroom (United States)

    Badie, Gina Tiffany


    This article discusses practical ways to incorporate theater concepts into the ESL classroom. The notion of a theater ensemble lends itself well to group work in language learning. I have used my experience auditioning, participating in theater games, and improv techniques to encourage second language learning through public speaking, group…

  15. Earth Science Multimedia Theater (United States)

    Hasler, A. F.


    The presentation will begin with the latest 1998 NASA Earth Science Vision for the next 25 years. A compilation of the 10 days of animations of Hurricane Georges which were supplied daily on NASA to Network television will be shown. NASA's visualizations of Hurricane Bonnie which appeared in the Sept 7 1998 issue of TIME magazine. Highlights will be shown from the NASA hurricane visualization resource video tape that has been used repeatedly this season on network TV. Results will be presented from a new paper on automatic wind measurements in Hurricane Luis from 1 -min GOES images that will appear in the October BAMS. The visualizations are produced by the Goddard Visualization & Analysis Laboratory, and Scientific Visualization Studio, as well as other Goddard and NASA groups using NASA, NOAA, ESA, and NASDA Earth science datasets. Visualizations will be shown from the "Digital-HyperRes-Panorama" Earth Science ETheater'98 recently presented in Tokyo, Paris and Phoenix. The presentation in Paris used a SGI/CRAY Onyx Infinite Reality Super Graphics Workstation at 2560 X 1024 resolution with dual synchronized video Epson 71 00 projectors on a 20ft wide screen. Earth Science Electronic Theater '999 is being prepared for a December 1 st showing at NASA HQ in Washington and January presentation at the AMS meetings in Dallas. The 1999 version of the Etheater will be triple wide with at resolution of 3840 X 1024 on a 60 ft wide screen. Visualizations will also be featured from the new Earth Today Exhibit which was opened by Vice President Gore on July 2, 1998 at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, as well as those presented for possible use at the American Museum of Natural History (NYC), Disney EPCOT, and other venues. New methods are demonstrated for visualizing, interpreting, comparing, organizing and analyzing immense Hyperimage remote sensing datasets and three dimensional numerical model results. We call the data from many new Earth sensing satellites

  16. Storytellers about Theater and Education

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    Vera Lúcia Bertoni dos Santos


    Full Text Available The text aims to reflect on some experiences of teaching and learning that refers to the knowledge in the fields of theater and education, starred by academic drama teachers in Education level. In this signification, it is focused on the relationships established between the narratives of these individuals and of this significative events of their own story lives and the process of construction of knowledge that involves the teaching in theater, in light of the interactionist perspective. The empirical material from where is extracted the data which illustrate this study is consisted by oral textuals narratives and writings elaborated by these individuals, and the analysis of this data through concepts of authors as Piaget,Damásio and Freire permitting emphasize the procedural nature, relational and collective learning of the drama teacher.

  17. Semiological analysis of Polish theater posters


    Jelena Nikolić; Uroš Nedeljković


    Through the application of semiological analysis to theater posters made by two Polish authors, the paper uncovers signs, meanings, codes and specifics of the „Polish school of poster-making“ and contemporary Polish posters. Aside from this, I suggest a methodological framework for studying the issue of coding and shaping a theater poster as a culturally specific form of visual communication. The aesthetic and semiotic outlook of the Polish theater posters which were chosen is analyzed using ...

  18. Theater gateway closure: a strategic level barricade (United States)

    logistical planners at the strategic level can anticipate or mitigate the effects of a theater gateway closure on military operations. Through two...the national elements of power was used to find the strategic level effects of the anomaly, that is an unexpected theater gateway closure. It was found...operations. A detailed analysis of the theater gateways location is critical to mitigate or anticipate the sustainment impacts on military operations

  19. Teen theaters grapple with issues. (United States)

    Pugni, J L


    At this time there are about 20 Planned Parenthood teen theater groups throughout the US. The idea originated in New York in 1973, when the staff of the Family Planning Division of the New York Medical College needed an effective way to reach adolescents about important issues. FOCUS, a teen family life theater sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Greater Charlotte, performs skits about life as seen from the teenager's perspective. The teenagers do not use a script but create their performances from their own experiences, expressed through carefully learned improvisational techniques. This approach gives the presentations an authentic flavor that enables the troupe to connect with the audience. The topics dealt with vary. For example, 1982-83 shows included peer pressure, divorce, teenage pregnancy, drinking, teenage suicide, parent-teen relationships, and loneliness. The performances do not offer absolute answers but rather pose important questions to the audience. Following the performance the actors and actresses return to the stage, still portraying their characters, and invite the audience to ask questions and discuss possible alternatives for the characters. THE SOURCE is the Teen Council of Planned Parenthood of Southwest Florida. It works to inform the community of problems teenagers face by presenting short plays, written, directed, and cast by teens themselves. Through education, honest answers, healthy building of self esteem, and parent support, SOURCE members reach a higher level of self awareness. They then share what they learn with their families, peers, and the community through performance and special events. THE SOURCE, formed in October 1980, grew out of Planned Parenthood's belief that if teens feel self worth, their decision-making process will be affected less by peer pressure and negative social influences. The Youth Expression Theater (YET) of Cambridge is an education outreach project of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM

  20. Theater

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    LES TERRIENS texte et mise en scène de Claire Rengade Un spectacle inspiré de la vie du CERN ! Depuis deux ans, Claire Rengade et son équipe sont en chantier de leur prochaine création, Les Terriens, texte né d'un vagabondage au CERN (Centre Européen de Recherche Nucléaire). Omnubilée par la parole, elle propose une recherche singulière et passionnée, une forme très novatrice entre théâtre, poésie et reportage. Après une rencontre avec divers scientifiques du CERN (Ghislain Roy, Jean-Pierre Quesnel, Vincent Baglin...), Claire Rengade invente une "machine-à-regarder-comment-le-monde-est-fait". Sur fond d'accélérateur de particules, le résultat n'est pas un documentaire, c'est une fiction. Une boîte à expérimenter par l...

  1. Semiological analysis of Polish theater posters

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    Jelena Nikolić


    Full Text Available Through the application of semiological analysis to theater posters made by two Polish authors, the paper uncovers signs, meanings, codes and specifics of the „Polish school of poster-making“ and contemporary Polish posters. Aside from this, I suggest a methodological framework for studying the issue of coding and shaping a theater poster as a culturally specific form of visual communication. The aesthetic and semiotic outlook of the Polish theater posters which were chosen is analyzed using the semiological method which highlights their differences and similarities. By pointing out the system of codes through the examples given here, a graphic designer is informed about the existence and the possibilities of a more systematic approach to shaping a theater poster.

  2. Narratives of Teachers: theater and experience

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    Andréa Maria Favilla Lobo


    Full Text Available This paper discusses the concepts about and the experiences with the theater in the path of teachers from the analysis of their statements. The categories analyzed dialogue both with the impact of socialization processes of these teachers in their own lives, and its ideas about the theater. Such reflections are the result of research conducted in 2008 and 2009 in Rio Branco – Acre. Considering aspects that permeated the preferences and conceptions of teaching, the theoretical perspective of Pierre Bourdieu, Bernard Lahire, Cultural History and Ethnoscenology

  3. Workplace rights: a popular theater performance. (United States)

    Becker, Meryl; Rabin, Richard


    Theater acting can help build the social skills needed for effective communication at work and in the wider community. The following short play is about workers fighting for their rights at a textile factory in the early 20th century. It was written by an adult education teacher, performed by her students and attended by the school's students and teachers.

  4. Learning by Heart: Intergenerational Theater Arts (United States)

    Gildin, Marsha; Binder, Rose O.; Chipkin, Irving; Fogelman, Vera; Goldstein, Billie; Lippel, Albert


    The authors of this article describe themselves as a lucky group of older adults, ranging in age from sixty to ninety-two, who participate in an intergenerational arts program at their local senior center in Flushing, Queens, one of New York City's most culturally diverse communities. In their living history theater program, run by Elders Share…

  5. Theater: En Garde, Avant-Garde

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    Sellar, Tom


    The author offers a survey of New York City's progressive theater scene. He considers how it has evolved over the first decade of the 21st century, which companies are doing the most inventive work, and what constitutes avant-garde...

  6. Also, spielen wir Theater / Aarne Vinkel

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    Vinkel, Aarne, 1918-2006


    Rets. rmt.: Kitching, Laurence. Europe's itinerant players and the advent of German-language theatre in Reval, Estonia. Unpublished petitions of the Swedish era, 1630-1692, in the Reval City Archives. Frankfurt am Main : P. Lang, 1996 (German sudies in Canada; 7); Das deutschsprachige Theater im baltischen Raum, 1630-1918. Frankfurt am Main : P. Lang, 1997 (Thalia Germanica; 1)

  7. Safe haven laws as crime control theater. (United States)

    Hammond, Michelle; Miller, Monica K; Griffin, Timothy


    This article examines safe haven laws, which allow parents to legally abandon their infants. The main objective is to determine whether safe haven laws fit the criteria of crime control theater, a term used to describe public policies that produce the appearance, but not the effect, of crime control, and as such are essentially socially constructed "solutions" to socially constructed crime "problems." The analysis will apply the principles of crime control theater to safe haven laws. Specifically, the term crime control theater applies to laws that are reactionary responses to perceived criminal threats and are often widely supported as a way to address the crime in question. Such laws are attractive because they appeal to mythic narratives (i.e., saving an innocent child from a predator); however they are likely ineffective due to the complexity of the crime. These laws can have deleterious effects when policymakers make false claims of success and stunt public discourse (e.g., drawing attention away from more frequent and preventable crimes). This analysis applies these criteria to safe haven laws to determine whether such laws can be classified as crime control theater. Many qualities inherent to crime control theater are present in safe haven laws. For example, the laws are highly publicized, their intentions lack moral ambiguity, rare cases of success legitimize law enforcement and other agencies, and they appeal to the public sense of responsibility in preventing crime. Yet the goal of saving infant lives may be unattainable. These qualities make the effectiveness of the laws questionable and suggest they may be counterproductive. This analysis determined that safe haven laws are socially constructed solutions to the socially constructed problem of child abandonment. Safe haven laws are appropriately classified as crime control theater. It is imperative that further research be conducted to examine the effectiveness and collateral effects of safe haven laws

  8. Theater Program Development in Colleges and Universities

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    Gilberto Martinez, Ed.D.


    Full Text Available This study sought to find answers to how best colleges and universities can adapt the teaching of theatre in its curriculum. It was then necessary to track the different ways drama has evolved throughout time and how its adoption in formal education has affected its students, both present and past. To this end the researcher examined theater from its earliest inception to its adoption by schools of higher education, more specifically, public colleges and universities.

  9. How Theaters Remember: Cultures of Memory in Institutionalized Systems

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    Milena Dragićević Šešić


    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to explore organizational policies and strategies regarding the institutional memory of Belgrade’s repertoire theaters. The concept of institutional (organizational memory has not been developed within the culture of memory theory. The role of theater in the culture of memory has been researched mostly through studies of its repertoire, corresponding to how theaters deal with issues of glory, guilt, or shame. This study explores how theaters rethink their own past and organizational culture, how they use their capacity for re-imagining themselves, for clarifying their role and function in different historical moments. The objective of this research is to identify the main institutional policies and types of strategies used for preserving institutional memory through key narratives of remembering, and key methods of inter-generational transfer. The sample comprises of four Belgrade-based public repertoire theaters: the Yugoslav Dramatic Theater (JDP, the Belgrade Dramatic Theater (BDP, Atelje 212, and Bitef Theater. Specific attention is given to the means of transmission, of individual (episodic memories into the collective consciousness, influencing organizational cultures and shaping a theater’s identity (semantic memory. Research has shown that there are important differences in active policies of preserving institutional memory among Belgrade’s theaters. Different organizational and programming strategies were implemented in order to safeguard institutional identity and memory, particularly in theaters with a permanent ensemble. The major difference is between theaters whose culture of memory might be called “non-existent” (Bitef, or “in storage” (BDP, and those succeeding in creating a functional memory (JDP, Atelje 212.

  10. Theater and Psychological Development: Assessing Socio-Cognitive Complexity in the Domain of Theater (United States)

    Silva, José Eduardo; Ferreira, Pedro; Coimbra, Joaquim Luís; Menezes, Isabel


    Theater is a millenary art form that has stably maintained its minimum indispensable elements over the years. Yet, not much is known about the psychological impact of this performing art. A literature review shows a broad and sometimes contradictory spectrum of theoretical and empirical evidence. In the last few decades, however, interdisciplinary…

  11. Improvisational Theater Games: Performatory Team-Building Activities (United States)

    Ingalls, Joan S.


    This article describes five improvisational theater games for building "teams" in the classroom and on the sports field. Particular attention is given to understanding how teams must challenge the hyper-individuality of modern culture. Improvisational theater games for team building are designed to help participants find a balance…

  12. Puppets and the Theater. Technical Note No. 12. (United States)

    Moreno, Carlos; And Others

    This report examines a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Ecuador Ministry of Education which used puppet and "campesino" (folk) theater as a creative form for the presentation of numeracy and literacy programs and for introducing social consciousness concepts. It focuses on the use of the puppet theater in…

  13. A Database Design and Development Case: Home Theater Video (United States)

    Ballenger, Robert; Pratt, Renee


    This case consists of a business scenario of a small video rental store, Home Theater Video, which provides background information, a description of the functional business requirements, and sample data. The case provides sufficient information to design and develop a moderately complex database to assist Home Theater Video in solving their…

  14. Antigone and the Latin American Theater

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    Juan David González Betancur


    Full Text Available This article explores the relevancy of Greek myth in Latin American theatrical practice, through the diverse existent versions of Antigone in its dramaturgy, but concentrating particularly on two works: Antígona Vélez, by Leopoldo Marechal, and The passion according to Antígona Pérez, by Luis Rafael Sánchez. Additionally, the tradition of political theater in the continent that is found behind this phenomenon is revised and the aesthetic task that this exercise represents.

  15. Development of Cyber Theater titled "PINOCCHIO" and Cyber Theater Scenario Language: CTSL

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    Hiroshi Matsuda


    Full Text Available In Japan, most of children haven't read the Fairy Tales or tales of old Japan because the high technology video games are more exciting than most of picture books. But they must be effective to bring up the children's cultivation of aesthetic sensitivity. And we have heard from teachers of elementary schools that most of themes of computer education in school are the operation of Painting Tool or Game Software. To improve these problems and to aid the courses of computer-based education in elementary school, we developed new educational support tool named Cyber Theater. Cyber Theater provides the capability of easy making the 3D-CG animation of children's story by using Script language named CTSL (Cyber Theater Scenario Language. We hope schoolteachers will be able to use Cyber Tales as teaching materials in elementary schools. We also hope that upper-aged students (including junior high school students are able to make their original CG-animation stories as the Creative Lesson.

  16. Producing Marat/Sade: theater in a psychiatric hospital. (United States)

    Brookes, J M


    When a drama group in a small private psychiatric hospital decided to present Marat/Sade, a play about inmates in an insane asylum, some patients and many staff members reacted negatively. However, the drama group carried out its usual rehearsal activities, including improvisations, theater games, and exercises to work out characters' backgrounds, motivations, and feelings. The set and costumes were designed through elaborate improvisations during rehearsals. The group had to overcome various problems in producing the play, but they were no worse than those encountered in previous productions. The director believes that a hospital theater must have the same high standards as a good theater in any setting and that patients' drama groups can handle any aspect of theater.

  17. Iowa City street theater troupe gives voices to Palestinian women

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    Gillespie, Michael


    Iowa City Street Theater Troupe Gives Voices to Palestinian Women There has been a lot of bloodshed, many injustices, and many mistakes on both sides," she added, "so we are here to raise awareness...

  18. On the acoustics of ancient Greek and Roman theaters. (United States)

    Farnetani, Andrea; Prodi, Nicola; Pompoli, Roberto


    The interplay of architecture and acoustics is remarkable in ancient Greek and Roman theaters. Frequently they are nowadays lively performance spaces and the knowledge of the sound field inside them is still an issue of relevant importance. Even if the transition from Greek to Roman theaters can be described with a great architectural detail, a comprehensive and objective approach to the two types of spaces from the acoustical point of view is available at present only as a computer model study [P. Chourmouziadou and J. Kang, "Acoustic evolution of ancient Greek and Roman theaters," Appl. Acoust. 69, re (2007)]. This work addresses the same topic from the experimental point of view, and its aim is to provide a basis to the acoustical evolution from Greek to Roman theater design. First, by means of in situ and scale model measurements, the most important features of the sound field in ancient theaters are clarified and discussed. Then it has been possible to match quantitatively the role of some remarkable architectural design variables with acoustics, and it is seen how this criterion can be used effectively to define different groups of ancient theaters. Finally some more specific wave phenomena are addressed and discussed.


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    Seyhan UCAR


    Full Text Available The folk culture, which is the foundation of contemporary values, provides to societies distinctive creativity duration by effecting artistic expression forms. On the other hand, the theater, as both a visual and literary genre, has become a cultural system by presenting ways for understanding and transmission of the events in versatile ways. Within this context, it can be said that the folk culture has had an encouraging effect on the turning theatrical art into a generic form and on the movement of the theater art with different adaptations. In Russia, primitive theatrical signs with regards to folk culture are seen in the period before the organisation of the first governmental theater. In that period especially the feast days, plays, skomorokhi (wandering minstrel-clowns and puppet theater made a significant contribution to the theater art and moved it to the professional stage. In this article, it is aimed to discuss the theatrical importance of the factors belonging to the folk culture and the developments, composing the basics of the Russian theater, through the ceremonies, folk dances, weddings, feast days, pagan rituals and the travel notes.

  20. Segmenting the Performing Arts Markets: The Case of Czech National Theater Attenders' Motivations

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    Zuzana Chytková; Jitka Cerná; Miroslav Karlícek


    .... Based on an analysis of Czech National Theater audiences and its motivations, we propose the sought benefit of the theater visit as an alternative segmentation basis that may prove to be more context-sensitive...

  1. Implementing a Foot-Screening Clinic for University Musical Theater Students: A Pilot Program (United States)

    Ford, Lyndsey; Schmieg, Rose


    Musical theater is a unique genre within the field of the performing arts. Research of injury epidemiology and treatment efficacy is growing in the field of dance, but little is published specific to the field of musical theater. One study has reported that injury rates in musical theater are high and that injuries occur often to the foot and…

  2. Evaluation of urology residents' perception of surgical theater educational environment. (United States)

    Binsaleh, Saleh; Babaeer, Abdulrahman; Rabah, Danny; Madbouly, Khaled


    To evaluate surgical theater learning environment perception in urology residents in Saudi Arabia and to investigate association of learning environment perception and stages of residency program, sectors of health care system, and regions of Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional survey using the surgical theater educational environment measure (STEEM) inventory. The STEEM inventory was used to measure theater learning environment perception of urology residents in Saudi Arabia. Respondents' perception was compared regarding different residency stages, sectors of the health care system, and regions of Saudi Arabia. Internal reliability of the inventory was assessed using the Cronbach α coefficient. Correlation analysis was done using the Spearman ρ coefficient. Of 72 registered residents, 33 (45.8%) completed the questionnaire. The residents perceived their environment less than acceptable (135.9 ± 16.7, 67.95%). No significant differences in perception were found among residents of different program stages, different sectors of health care system, or different regions in Saudi Arabia. Residents from the eastern region perceived the training and teaching domain better (p = 0.025). The inventory showed a high internal consistency with a Cronbach α of 0.862. STEEM survey is an applicable and reliable instrument for assessing the learning environment and training skills of urology residency program in Saudi Arabia. Urology residents in Saudi Arabia perceived the theater learning environment as less than ideal. The perceptions of theater learning environment did not change significantly among different stages of the program, different sectors of health care system, or different training regions of Saudi Arabia assuring the uniformity of urology training all over Saudi Arabia. The training programs should address significant concerns and pay close attention to areas in surgical theater educational environment, which need development and enhancement, mainly planned fashion

  3. Interactive theater: an innovative conflict resolution teaching methodology. (United States)

    Meng, Anne L; Sullivan, John


    The incidence of verbally abusive families has dramatically increased in pediatric hospitals. A workshop incorporating interactive theater was designed to support staff in developing assertive communication skills to manage verbal abuse. Professional actors performed skits based on clinical scenarios. Participants entered the scenarios at any point to change the communication style and affect a positive outcome. Interactive theater enhances emotive learning that is essential to affect behavioral change. This is a useful strategy for educators to include in any training that is designed to change behavior.

  4. Jan Fabre: death and rebirth of the theater

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    Roberto Giambrone


    Full Text Available Jan Fabre is one of the most controversial European scene figures. His interests range from visual arts to theater and dance. His works, disturbing and provocative, are very contemporary in style and language, while referring to the tradition of Flemish painting. With his performances Fabre demolishes traditional theatre conventions. Theatrical device questioning leads him to disorganize dynamics of representation and to elaborate the concept of crisis until death and apocalypse boundaries. In representing death, Fabre revives theater, according to the principle of metamorphosis. His entire choreography can be defined by balance seeking between opposite poles, good and evil, stasis and movement, beauty and chaos, life and death.

  5. Latino Teen Theater: A Theater Intervention to Promote Latino Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication. (United States)

    Noone, Joanne; Castillo, Nancy; Allen, Tiffany L; Esqueda, Teresa


    Latina teen pregnancy rates continue to be a health disparity in the United States. This study evaluated a parenting intervention using interactive theater to facilitate Latino parent-adolescent communication about sexuality and pregnancy prevention. The intervention, conducted in Spanish and with teen actors, consisted of scenes involving the audience. Fifty-nine parents participated in this 3-month prospective study. Spanish measures of comfort with communication, general communication, and parent-child sexual communication were employed comparing paired t tests for each scale. Acceptability of the intervention was assessed and demonstrated. Eighty-six percent of parents used information from the performance to talk to their child. Improvements in general communication (p parent communication about sexuality and pregnancy prevention.

  6. "Clinical Reasoning Theater": A New Approach to Clinical Reasoning Education. (United States)

    Borleffs, Jan C. C.; Custers, Eugene J. F. M.; van Gijn, Jan; ten Gate, Olle Th. J.


    Describes a new approach to clinical reasoning education called clinical reasoning theater (CRT). With students as the audience, the doctor's clinical reasoning skills are modeled in CRT when he or she thinks aloud during conversations with the patient. Preliminary results of students' evaluations of the relevance of CRT reveal that they…

  7. Reproduction, Contestation, and Political Theater: Reflections on Three Productions. (United States)

    Shirley, Dennis


    Considers the potential of political theater to raise questions of social justice in a provocative manner for students. Describes three productions at a Swiss boarding school, in which the author served as director: a feminist "Taming of the Shrew," a student-written satirical cabaret, and Brecht's "The Good Person of Sezuan."…

  8. The Spanish Theater in the Twentieth Century: 7509.52. (United States)

    Posada, Clara

    Developed for a high school quinmester unit on the Spanish theater in the 20th century, this guide is designed to improve students' reading and writing skills and knowledge of human values, contemporary philosophy, and character portrayal through class dramatizations of plays. Some of the objectives for the course include analysis and discussion…

  9. Medical Readers' Theater: Relevance to Geriatrics Medical Education (United States)

    Shapiro, Johanna; Cho, Beverly


    Medical Readers' Theater (MRT) is an innovative and simple way of helping medical students to reflect on difficult-to-discuss topics in geriatrics medical education, such as aging stereotypes, disability and loss of independence, sexuality, assisted living, relationships with adult children, and end-of-life issues. The authors describe a required…

  10. Acting Up: Theater of the Oppressed as Critical Ethnography

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    Barbara Dennis


    Full Text Available In this paper the author reports on the use of Theater of the Oppressed in a long-term critical ethnography. Building on the work of performative ethnographers, she reviews the literature on the uses of drama in qualitative research and explores the traditional research lines that are blurred in the process. More important, she details the experiences collecting and analyzing data using Theater of the Oppressed. In other published accounts of performative ethnography, data collection is emphasized and data analysis is not usually discussed, in part, because the line between data collection and analysis is blurred in the use of theater as inquiry. The author not only examines that blurring but suggests a method of analysis that others might find useful. The study focused on the integration of English language learners in a Midwestern U.S. high school. The author used Theater of the Oppressed with teachers to explore their role in the bullying activities of students. The analysis reveals changes in awareness witnessed through the drama.

  11. Vocal Qualities in Music Theater Voice: Perceptions of Expert Pedagogues. (United States)

    Bourne, Tracy; Kenny, Dianna


    To gather qualitative descriptions of music theater vocal qualities including belt, legit, and mix from expert pedagogues to better define this voice type. This is a prospective, semistructured interview. Twelve expert teachers from United States, United Kingdom, Asia, and Australia were interviewed by Skype and asked to identify characteristics of music theater vocal qualities including vocal production, physiology, esthetics, pitch range, and pedagogical techniques. Responses were compared with published studies on music theater voice. Belt and legit were generally described as distinct sounds with differing physiological and technical requirements. Teachers were concerned that belt should be taught "safely" to minimize vocal health risks. There was consensus between teachers and published research on the physiology of the glottis and vocal tract; however, teachers were not in agreement about breathing techniques. Neither were teachers in agreement about the meaning of "mix." Most participants described belt as heavily weighted, thick folds, thyroarytenoid-dominant, or chest register; however, there was no consensus on an appropriate term. Belt substyles were named and generally categorized by weightedness or tone color. Descriptions of male belt were less clear than for female belt. This survey provides an overview of expert pedagogical perspectives on the characteristics of belt, legit, and mix qualities in the music theater voice. Although teacher responses are generally in agreement with published research, there are still many controversial issues and gaps in knowledge and understanding of this vocal technique. Breathing techniques, vocal range, mix, male belt, and vocal registers require continuing investigation so that we can learn more about efficient and healthy vocal function in music theater singing. Copyright © 2016 The Voice Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Headspace Theater: An Innovative Method for Experiential Learning of Psychiatric Symptomatology Using Modified Role-Playing and Improvisational Theater Techniques (United States)

    Ballon, Bruce C.; Silver, Ivan; Fidler, Donald


    Objective: Headspace Theater has been developed to allow small group learning of psychiatric conditions by creating role-play situations in which participants are placed in a scenario that simulates the experience of the condition. Method: The authors conducted a literature review of role-playing techniques, interactive teaching, and experiential…

  13. Health and safety programs for art and theater schools. (United States)

    McCann, M


    A wide variety of health and safety hazards exist in schools and colleges of art and theater due to a lack of formal health and safety programs and a failure to include health and safety concerns during planning of new facilities and renovation of existing facilities. This chapter discusses the elements of a health and safety program as well as safety-related structural and equipment needs that should be in the plans for any school of art or theater. These elements include curriculum content, ventilation, storage, housekeeping, waste management, fire and explosion prevention, machine and tool safety, electrical safety, noise, heat stress, and life safety and emergency procedures and equipment. Ideally, these elements should be incorporated into the plans for any new facilities, but ongoing programs can also benefit from a review of existing health and safety programs.

  14. Secrets of the Soil (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Brodie, Eoin; Northen, Trent; Jansson, Janet; Torn, Margaret


    Four Berkeley Lab scientists unveil the "Secrets of the Soil"at this Nov. 7, 2011 Science at the Theater event. Eoin Brodie, Janet Jansson, Margaret Torn and Trent Northen talk about their research and how soil could hold the key to our climate and energy future.The discussion was moderated by John Harte, who holds a joint professorship in the Energy and Resources Group and the Ecosystem Sciences Division of UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources



    Ucar, Seyhan


    The folk culture, which is the foundation of contemporary values, provides to societies distinctive creativity duration by effecting artistic expression forms. On the other hand, the theater, as both a visual and literary genre, has become a cultural system by presenting ways for understanding and transmission of the events in versatile ways. Within this context, it can be said that the folk culture has had an encouraging effect on the turning theatrical art into a generic form and on the mov...

  16. Perceptual Differences between Novice and Professional Music Theater Singers. (United States)

    Maxfield, Lynn; Manternach, Brian


    Research examining contemporary commercial music styles of singing has increased significantly over the last 10 years. While acoustic analysis has helped determine which characteristics define various vocal genres, a discrepancy still exists in how those acoustic characteristics are perceived, described, and evaluated. The current study recorded seven novice and four professional musical theater singers performing belt, legit, and mix vocal samples. Novice singers were defined as first- and second-year students in an undergraduate musical theater program, while professional singers were defined as having played at least one major role in a music theater production in regional Equity theaters. Five regional Equity casting directors listened to the recordings and rated each sample on the basis of style (belt versus legit) and tone quality (brassy versus fluty and bright versus dark). Results were compared across experience level (novice/professional) and pitch. Additionally, relationships between style (belt/legit) and quality (brassy/fluty, bright/dark) were examined. The statistically significant correlation emerged between the raters' perceived singing style and the singers' indicated singing style. Auditors identified the style (belt/legit) more reliably for the professional singers than for novice singers, and ratings of other qualities varied significantly between raters. The singers were successfully able to produce voicing styles that matched the perceptual expectations of the casting directors. Not surprisingly, professional singers were somewhat more successful in this regard than were the novices. There appears to be little consensus among the auditors, however, about which acoustical qualities define a belt, mix, or legit style. Copyright © 2017 The Voice Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Theater Missile Defenses and U.S. Foreign Policy (United States)


    6. 50Hughs, p. 38. For a discussion of the shortcomings of the Patriot defenses, see Theodore A. Postol , "Lessons of the Gulf War Experience with...34 December 1991. Postol , Theodore A. "Lessons of the Gulf War Experience with Patriot." International Security 16 (Winter 1991/1992): 119-171. Potter, William...Corps SAM, expected to have a missile defense footprint of about 40 kIn; --Theater High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ), expected to defend a

  18. The Airborne Laser and the Future of Theater Missile Defense (United States)


    target. — Theodore A. Postol , Professor of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy at MIT During the period of defense, the number of...Patriot PAC-3 Analysis Underway.” Air Defense Artillery, January-February 1993: 29. Postol , Theodore A. “Lessons of the Gulf War Experience with defense systems; that is, systems which have a range of hundreds of kilometers such as the Navy?s Aegis and the Army?s THAAD systems

  19. Theater nuclear weapons in Europe the contemporary debate


    Polser, Brian G.


    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Are U.S. nuclear weapons still needed in Europe now that the threat that brought them there is gone? This thesis examines whether basing theater nuclear weapons in Europe is useful, irrelevant or counterproductive for maintaining European security. U.S. and NATO policymakers adhere to political and military utility arguments, while others argue TNWs in Europe are irrelevant-their utility has been supplanted by political, cultural and e...

  20. Counterforce and Theater Missile Defense: Can the Army Use an ASW approach to the Scud Hunt (United States)


    SUBTITLE S. FUNDING NUMBERS Counterforce and Theater Missile Defense: Can the Army Use an ASW Approach to the SCUD Hunt ? (U) B. AUTHOR(S) James J. Wirtz...ABSTRACT Unclassified Unclassified Unclassified I TL 0 COUNTERFORCE AND THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE: CAN THE ARMY USE AN ASW APPROACH TO THE SCUD HUNT ...alliance relations and deterrence. V COUNTERFORCE AND THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE: CAN THE ARMY USE AN ASW APPRO CH TO THE SCUD HUNT ? Introduction. As events

  1. Creating Catalytic Collaborations between Theater Artists, Scientists, and Research Institutions (United States)

    Wise, Debra


    Catalyst Collaborative@MIT (CC@MIT) is a collaboration between MIT and Underground Railway Theater (URT), a company with 30 years experience creating theater through interdisciplinary inquiry and engaging community. CC@MIT is dedicated to creating and presenting plays that deepen public understanding about science, while simultaneously providing artistic and emotional experiences not available in other forms of dialogue about science. CC@MIT engages audiences in thinking about themes in science of social and ethical concern; provides insight into the culture of science and the impact of that culture on society; and examines the human condition through the lens of science that intersects our lives and the lives of scientists. Original productions range from Einstein's Dreams to From Orchids to Octopi -- an evolutionary love story; classics re-framed include The Life of Galileo and Breaking the Code (about Alan Turing). CC@MIT commissions playwrights and scientists to create plays; engages audiences with scientists; performs at MIT and a professional venue near the campus; collaborates with the Cambridge Science Festival and MIT Museum; engages MIT students, as well as youth and children. Artistic Director Debra Wise will address how the collaboration developed, what opportunities are provided by collaborations between theaters and scientific research institutions, and lessons learned of value to the field.

  2. Small Wars in a Big Theater: Special Operations Air Component Integration with the Joint Air Component in Theater Operations (United States)


    the 1st Air Commando Group. —Gen Henry “Hap” Arnold Operation Thursday With the fall of Burma to the Japanese in 142, the British looked for a...10 April 1944. Subject: Summary of Operations of First Air Commando Group. GP-A-CMDO- 1-HI. Arnold, Gen Henry “Hap.” To Adm Lord Louis Mountbatten...Air Component in Theater Operations Air University Press Team Chief Editor Jerry L. Gantt Copy Editor Lula Barnes Cover Art, Book

  3. "Everything was a Stage": An Oral History with Ruth Solomon, Founding UCSC Professor of Theater Arts and Dance


    Reti, Irene H.; Beal, Tandy


    Ruth Solomon arrived at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1970 as a professor in the theater arts board and an affiliate of the brand-new College Five (now Porter College). At UC Santa Cruz, Solomon created a visionary program within the theater arts board that synthesized dance and theater. She taught at UC Santa Cruz until 1995. Solomon also founded and coordinated UCSC’s prestigious Summer Dance Theater Institute from 1972 until 1980. In 1953 Solomon entered Bard College...

  4. Modern japanese play noh with a Christian theme: a wink to medieval iberian theater?

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    Fernando Cid Lucas


    Full Text Available The author analyzes the noh play fukkatsu no kirisuto (resurrection of Christ, which derives directly from the theme of Christian tradition. It also compares it with other noh plays with the same theme and attempts to clarify some similarities between this form of classical japanese theater and the iberian religious theater in the middle ages (mysteries.

  5. 76 FR 41696 - Presumptive Service Connection for Diseases Associated With Service in the Southwest Asia Theater... (United States)


    ... the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations During the Persian Gulf War: Functional Gastrointestinal... service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations for which there is no record during service. This... Southwest Asia during certain periods and the subsequent development of functional gastrointestinal...

  6. Caribbean and Central American Women's Feminist Inquiry through Theater-Based Action Research (United States)

    Sánchez Ares, Rocío


    Feminist action research interrogates gendered dynamics in the development of a collective consciousness. A group of immigrant Latina women (Latinas) from the Caribbean and Central America employed community-based theater as an instrument to mobilize diverse audiences against discriminatory practices and policies. Based on their theater work, I…

  7. Organizational Courage: Following Through on Enabling Transformation Innovations in Theater (United States)


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  8. Soviet Theater Nuclear Capabilities: The European Nuclear Balance in Transition, (United States)


    womernn~laryI -Ir ofOnSovie1 Union ; NATO sms ame all system amlgiied to So Europea theater. Fiendh in lS. w*4ii not a part of NATO, have bean...confidence, and an increase in NATO’s vulnerabilities. In response, the author contends that if the Soviet Union is unwilling to negotiate a serious...senior researcher at the Strategic Studies Institute. SUMMARY Over the last decade and a half, the Soviet Union has been methodically improving the

  9. Theaters of time and space American planetaria, 1930-1970

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    Marche, Jordan


    Every year, millions of Americans visit planetariums and are captivated by their strikingly realistic portrayal of the night sky. Today, it is indeed difficult to imagine astronomy education without these magnificent celestial theaters. But projection planetariums, first developed in Germany, have been a part of American museum pedagogy only since the early twentieth century and were not widespread until the 1960s. In this unique social history, former planetarium director and historian of science Jordan D. Marché II offers the first complete account of the community of individuals and institu

  10. [Anatomists in the anatomical theater of Tartu (Dorpat) University]. (United States)

    Wake, Kenjiro; Hussar, Piret; Sato, Akie; Inoue, Kouji; Satot, Tetsuji


    In 1632, King Gustav II Adolphus of Sweden founded Academia Gustaviana,the predecessor of the present Tartu University in Estonia. After the reopening of the University in 1802, the development of the Faculty of Medicine started. The number of outstanding anatomists; Burdach, von Baer, Reichert, Bidder, Reissner, Kupffer, and Rauber made various discoveries at the Anatomical Theater (Theatrum Anatomicum). The present paper acquaints readers with profiles of these anatomists and their main contributions, and attempts to consider reasons of a quick development of Tartu University during rather a short period in the 19th century.

  11. Enhanced Vehicle Beddown Approximations for the Improved Theater Distribution Model (United States)


    Last but certainly not least, I would like to thank Jesus Christ for His infinite wisdom and guidance during my time at AFIT. I would not have been...the theater distribution problem, their applicability in this area is evident . Winston et al. (1991) describes a fixed-charge problem as an integer...clearly evident with investigation of these figures. Figure 6. C-5 Allocations By Day at POD i1 Figure 7. C-5 Allocations By Day at POD i2 0

  12. Law and Justice in Literature, Film and Theater

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    This book is a Nordic contribution to law and humanities. It treats the legal culture of the Nordic countries through intensive analyses of canonical Nordic artworks. Law and justice have always been ‘burning issues’ in Nordic literature, film and theater from the Icelandic sagas through for inst......This book is a Nordic contribution to law and humanities. It treats the legal culture of the Nordic countries through intensive analyses of canonical Nordic artworks. Law and justice have always been ‘burning issues’ in Nordic literature, film and theater from the Icelandic sagas through...... for instance Ludvig Holberg and Henrik Ibsen until Lars Noréns theatre and Lars von Trier's dogmefilms of today. This book strives to answer two fundamental questions: is there a special Nordic justice? And what does the legal and literary/aesthetic culture of the North mean for the concept of law and justice...... and for the understanding of the interdisciplinary exchange of law and humanities? Law and literature was originally developed in countries of common law. This book investigates law and humanities from a different legal tradition, and contributes thus both to the discussion of the general and the comparative studies of law...

  13. Autoethnography: theater as a therapeutic tool for hospital School Children

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    Miriam Maribel Vargas Rivas


    Full Text Available Introduction: This article recounts the experience of a theater workshop conducted in a hospital school with children under diverse health conditions in 2011. The work became a possibility of art diffusion as a therapeutic tool and an invitation to reflect on disability and its real and/or symbolically constructed limitations. The central problem focused on identifying the presence of Occupational Risk Factors and Occupational Apartheid in the school achievement of the hospital school children and the author. Problems caused by environmental elements as well as by symbolic-social constructions generated by the idea of disability were observed. Objective: To describe the impact generated by a theater workshop as a therapeutic means in a children’s hospital school environment. Method: The autoethnographic methodology was chosen to validate the experience of the investigator as a source of information. Results: The ideas on Occupational Risk Factors, Occupational Apartheid, as well as the concepts developed in the workshop and those used to combat adverse conditions were theoretically analyzed. Conclusion: It is necessary that we experiment contexts that enable spaces free of evaluation and the freedom to use, enjoy and express all our abilities. We must be certain that the body keeps track of past experiences that potentialize the resilience of the soul, which we all deserve to have and which opens the path to the possibility of destroying our predetermined conditions.

  14. Environmental quality of the operating theaters in Campania Region: long lasting monitoring results. (United States)

    Triassi, M; Novi, C; Nardone, A; Russo, I; Montuori, P


    The health risk level in the operating theaters is directly correlated to the safety level offered by the healthcare facilities. This is the reason why the national Authorities released several regulations in order to monitor better environmental conditions of the operating theaters, to prevent occupational injuries and disease and to optimize working conditions. For the monitoring of environmental quality of the operating theaters following parameters are considered: quantity of supplied gases, anesthetics concentration, operating theatres volume measurement, air change rate, air conditioning system and air filtration. The objective is to minimize the risks in the operating theaters and to provide the optimal environmental working conditions. This paper reports the environmental conditions of operating rooms performed for several years in the public hospitals of the Campania Region. Investigation of environmental conditions of 162 operating theaters in Campania Region from January 2012 till July 2014 was conducted. Monitoring and analysis of physical and chemical parameters was done. The analysis of the results has been made considering specific standards suggested by national and international regulations. The study showed that 75% of the operating theaters presented normal values for microclimatic monitoring, while the 25% of the operating theaters had at least one parameter outside the limits. The monitoring of the anesthetics gases showed that in 9% of measurements of nitrous oxides and 4% of measurements of halogenated was not within the normal values.

  15. Nomadinnen des Theaters Female Nomads of the Theatre

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    Christel Weiler


    Full Text Available Die Dissertation untersucht die soziale und rechtliche Situation von Frauen an deutschen Wanderbühnen, ihre Gestaltungs- und Wirkungsmöglichkeiten und die damit einhergehenden Selbst- und Fremdwahrnehmungen. Dabei erhält das aktuelle Verständnis von Theater eine historische Perspektivierung. Der Blick auf die besondere Rolle und Funktion der Frauen an den deutschen Wanderbühnen liefert Grundlagenmaterial für weitergehende theaterhistorische Forschungen.This dissertation examines the social and legal situation of women in German touring companies in the 17th and 18th century. Moreover, Puschmann investigates the actresses’ opportunities for agency and creativity in their specific lifeworlds, the ways in which they positioned themselves and the ways in which they were constructed and perceived by others. This work provides a historical perspective on current understandings of theatre as well as the role of women in theatre, and offers basic information for further research on the history of theatre.

  16. Vocal Characteristics and Laryngoscopic Findings in Future Musical Theater Performers. (United States)

    D'haeseleer, Evelien; Claeys, Sofie; Meerschman, Iris; Bettens, Kim; Degeest, Sofie; Dijckmans, Caroline; De Smet, Joke; Luyten, Anke; Van Lierde, Kristiane


    Musical theater performers are a special group of elite vocal performers with a high vocal load as they combine singing, acting, and physical performance. As they are absolutely depending on their voice quality and vocal capacities for their studies and their future profession, an optimal voice production is very important. The purpose of this study was to determine the voice quality of musical theater students. The voice quality of seven students was then reevaluated 1 year after the first assessment. Observational study. Thirty-one musical students (7 men and 24 women) with a mean age of 20 years participated in the study. To determine the voice quality, objective (aerodynamic measurements, voice range profile, acoustic analysis, and Dysphonia Severity Index) and subjective (videolaryngostroboscopy, Voice Handicap Indexes, and questionnaires regarding voice symptoms and risk factors) voice measurements were performed. The median Dysphonia Severity Index in male and female musical students was respectively 5.3 and 5.7, both corresponding with an overall good voice quality. The questionnaires revealed the presence of vocal fatigue, dryness of the throat, vocal tract discomfort, and harmful vocal habits in the majority of students. In 45% of the subjects, videolaryngostroboscopic evaluation of the vocal folds showed an organic lesion. The majority of these lesions are inflammatory lesions (26%). In 68% of the subjects, a certain degree of supraglottic constriction was observed. Despite the overall good voice quality, videolaryngostroboscopy showed a high presence of vocal fold lesions and supraglottic constriction during phonation. Copyright © 2017 The Voice Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Moving social work norms via theater for senior farmers. (United States)

    Reed, Deborah B; Claunch, Deborah T


    Senior farmers have a 2.6-fold risk of fatal injury compared to their younger counterparts. Usual educational interventions have resulted in limited success in reducing injury. An innovative strategy, didactic readers theater, was piloted. Farmers' stories provided the foundation for the scripts. The approach incorporated adult learning strategies based on Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior. The intervention was marketed as a "dinner theater" to farm couples. Three short socio-novels (plays) were presented by local farmers who served as actors. Following each play participants completed a reaction form and participated in a short discussion about the play's content. One week later a phone survey was completed that tapped further reaction to the content and behavior changes. Thirty-three farm household individuals (including 16 couples) participated. Participants expressed favorable reaction to the intervention. Within one week post intervention, 42% had made safety changes and 67% were "thinking about/intending" to make changes. The use of real stories contributed to the success of this intervention. Farmers identified with the stories and began to think and talk about the impact that aging exerts on their health and safety. Interaction among the group identified work modifications which empowered the farmers to make positive changes in their own work behavior. Educational interventions with farmers have met with limited success in reducing farm-related injuries. Moreover, few interventions have utilized the family unit. This novel program, incorporating local organizations and using limited financial resources, resulted in swift behavior changes. Total Worker Health includes not only the worker, but also the family. Interventions that include family units should be considered when possible. This format is effective, easily adapted to local issues, can be delivered using existing infrastructure, and is acceptable to the farm community. It is currently being tested

  18. Development of a theater-based nutrition and physical activity intervention for low-income, urban, African American adolescents. (United States)

    Jackson, Caree J; Mullis, Rebecca M; Hughes, Marilyn


    Childhood overweight is disproportionately worse in minority and low-income populations. Theater is a promising and effective tool for delivering health education to these underserved populations, but no known studies have examined the use of theater to promote both nutrition and physical activity to minority youth. To develop an interactive, theater-based intervention that conveys health messages to low-income, urban, African Americans and engages them in learning ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Community partners worked to develop a theater-based nutrition and physical activity intervention. A focus group provided urban adolescents' thoughts about their desires for the intervention. Based on input from all community partners, the group created a theater-based intervention. Researchers used a quasi-experimental (pre-/posttest) design with a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach. Participants learned health messages through theater, dance, and music and gave feedback on the program sessions and materials. The program ended with a dinner theater performance showcasing information that students learned during the intervention. Participants received six theater-based health lessons. Learning objectives for each health education session were achieved. Each participant contributed to and performed in the final performance. All program participants were highly satisfied with the theater-based method of learning health messages. A community-academic partnership succeeded in developing a theater-based nutrition and physical activity intervention that satisfied participating adolescents.

  19. COTS Software Decision Support Models for USPACOM's Theater Engagement Plan (TEP)

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    Taylor, John


    .... USPACOM's Theater Engagement Plan (TEP) contributes to the accomplishment of this mission by planning, coordinating, and implementing peacetime military activities to shape the region's security environment. USPACOM, J56...

  20. A Group Theoretic Tabu Search Methodology for Solving the Theater Distribution Vehicle Routing and Scheduling Problem

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    Crino, John


    .... This dissertation applies and extends some of Colletti's (1999) seminal work in group theory and metaheuristics in order to solve the theater distribution vehicle routing and scheduling problem (TDVRSP...

  1. What is global theater? or, What does new media studies have to do with performance studies?

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    Abigail De Kosnik


    Full Text Available This piece summarizes some key historical points of connection between new media studies and performance studies, beginning with Marshall McLuhan's concept of telecommunications networks as constitutive of a global theater. In combination with Kurt Lancaster's and Francesca Coppa's theories of fan works as performances, the global theater model can yield new insights into the nature and purpose of Internet fan fiction and fan fiction archives.

  2. The ABM Treaty and Theater Missile Defense: Proposed Changes and Potential Implications, (United States)


    George Lewis, Theodore Postol , and David Wright. Highly Capable Theater Missile Defense and the ABM Treaty. Arms Control Today. April 1994, pp. 3-7...permitted TMD testing and deployment is acute because of the status of the most advanced TMD program called THAAD (Theater High-Altitude Area Defense...The THAAD program enters its testing phase later this year. The challenge in establishing an understanding involves balancing Russian concerns


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    Ms. Nalalia N. Ababkova


    Full Text Available Theatrical art had a significant influence on the formation of social and cultural space of the city at all times. Currently Khabarovsk is one of the theatrical art centres in the Russian Far East. In this regional center theaters of different genres and periods exist. To study the Khabarovsk puppet theater is relevant because of growing interest of viewers of different ages to its activity, as well as the increasing role of the theater in the cultural and social development of the Far Eastern region. The puppet theater was created and later revived in the period of social modernization of the 1920s and 1990s. The paper attempts to identify the causes of the popularization of puppet theaters in certain historical periods. The peculiarities of a puppet genre can be explained by the Russian Far East situation at that time that created the appearance of the city puppeteers in the theatrical space whose work accumulated all the best traditions of Russian and the world puppet genre. Archive documentation analysis allowed creating a holistic view of the puppet theater major directions in the period of radical transformation of the 1990s.

  4. Various Stagings of Cankar’s Works at the Slovenian National Theater in Ljubljana and Other Slovenian Theaters in the Interwar Period (1918–1941

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    Ana Kocjančič


    Full Text Available Plays by Ivan Cankar unequivocally marked Slovenian theater in the period from 1918 to 1941. In addition to Shakespeare’s works, it was Cankar’s plays that were most frequently performed on the Slovenian stage. His works especially appealed to directors that were seeking deeper, symbolic meanings of the text, which they tried to present to the audience to the best of their ability. Thus, Cankar’s narrative was intensified through directing and acting, whereas the scenery was of secondary importance in most performances. These mostly included painted scenes or backdrops to represent the setting. Only the stagings of Pohujšanje v dolini Šentflorjanski (The Scandal in the St. Florian Valley, Kralj na Betajnovi (The King of Betajnova, Hlapec Jernej in njegova pravica (The Servant Jernej and His Justice, and Lepa Vida (The Beautiful Vida contained more developed scenography. However, until the 1930s, scenery design for Cankar’s plays performed on the professional stage varied between painted backdrops and expressionist sets. It was not until the appearance of the director and scenographer Bojan Stupica that the scenery of these plays reached the boundaries of new realism and modern avant-garde. Until then, an unspoken rule had been in force that the scenery of Cankar’s plays should not extend beyond the boundaries of expressionism. This rule was observed even by the avant-garde painter Avgust Černigoj. However, Cankar’s plays were staged completely differently in workers’ theaters and popular theaters. With new avant-garde staging, they often surpassed the development of theater design in professional theaters, and caught up with contemporary formal ideas in Slovenian and European fine arts. Here, Cankar’s works were staged as anti-political propaganda. In order to better express their new ideas, these theaters also used new tools, such as projectors and film clips, and experimented with spotlights. The most original among these

  5. NASA/NOAA: Earth Science Electronic Theater 1999 (United States)

    Hasler, A. Fritz


    The Electronic Theater (E-theater) presents visualizations which span the period from the original Suomi/Hasler animations of the first ATS-1 GEO weather satellite images in 1966 to the latest 1999 NASA Earth Science Vision for the next 25 years. Hot off the SGI-Onyx Graphics-Supercomputer are NASA's visualizations of Hurricanes Mitch, Georges, Fran and Linda. These storms have been recently featured on the covers of National Geographic, Time, Newsweek and Popular Science. Highlights will be shown from the NASA hurricane visualization resource video tape that has been used repeatedly this season on National and International network TV. Results will be presented from a new paper on automatic wind measurements in Hurricane Luis from 1-min GOES images that appeared in the November BAMS. The visualizations are produced by the NASA Goddard Visualization and Analysis Laboratory (VAL/912), and Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS/930), as well as other Goddard and NASA groups using NASA, NOAA, ESA, and NASDA Earth science datasets. Visualizations will be shown from the Earth Science E-Theater 1999 recently presented in Tokyo, Paris, Munich, Sydney, Melbourne, Honolulu, Washington, New York, and Dallas. The presentation Jan 11-14 at the AMS meeting in Dallas used a 4-CPU SGI/CRAY Onyx Infinite Reality Super Graphics Workstation with 8 GB RAM and a Terabyte Disk at 3840 X 1024 resolution with triple synchronized BarcoReality 9200 projectors on a 60ft wide screen. Visualizations will also be featured from the new Earth Today Exhibit which was opened by Vice President Gore on July 2, 1998 at the Smithsonian Air & Space museum in Washington, as well as those presented for possible use at the American Museum of Natural History (NYC), Disney EPCOT, and other venues. New methods are demonstrated for visualizing, interpreting, comparing, organizing and analyzing immense HyperImage remote sensing datasets and three dimensional numerical model results. We call the data from many

  6. An online means of testing asymmetries in seating preference reveals a bias for airplanes and theaters. (United States)

    Nicholls, Michael E R; Thomas, Nicole A; Loetscher, Tobias


    The aim of this study was to investigate asymmetrical interactions between humans and their environment using online seat booking sites. Functional differences between the cerebral hemispheres affect the choices people make. For example, when asked to imagine going to a cinema, people preferentially select seats to the right We investigated whether this experimental research generalizes to online booking sites for aircraft and theaters. Occupancy rates for seats taken on the left and right sides were assessed for 100 airline flights with 12,762 available seats and 37 theater performances with 34,456 seats. On the basis of previous research, a rightward bias was predicted for aircraft and theaters. For aircraft, contrary to expectation, occupancy rate was higher for left- compared with right-side seats. For theaters, a rightward bias was observed when the theater was less than half full.The bias was not affected by the orientation of the map. For aircraft, the leftward preference could be attributable to a rightward turning bias or a "feeling" that the port seats are closer to the exit, even though they are not. For theaters, the data demonstrate that the rightward preference observed in earlier studies exists only when the theater is relatively empty. Asymmetrical seating may play an important role in the efficient assimilation of information from the environment, and this role should take this into account when designing effective human-environment interfaces.The online method of assessing seating used in the current study provides an informative and potentially powerful means of assessing asymmetries in human perception and action.

  7. Assessing the Nontechnical Skills of Surgical Trainees: Views of the Theater Team. (United States)

    Al-Jundi, Wissam; Wild, Jonathan; Ritchie, Judith; Daniels, Sarah; Robertson, Eleanor; Beard, Jonathan


    This study aims to explore the views of members of theater teams regarding the proposed introduction of a workplace-based assessment of nontechnical skills of surgeons (NOTSS) into the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme in the United Kingdom. In addition, the previous training and familiarity of the members of the surgical theater team with the concept and assessment of NOTSS would be evaluated. A regional survey of members of theater teams (consultant surgeons, anesthetists, scrub nurses, and trainees) was performed at 1 teaching and 2 district general hospitals in South Yorkshire. There were 160 respondents corresponding to a response rate of 81%. The majority (77%) were not aware of the NOTSS assessment tool with only 9% of respondents reporting to have previously used the NOTSS tool and just 3% having received training in NOTSS assessment. Overall, 81% stated that assessing NOTSS was as important as assessing technical skills. Trainees attributed less importance to nontechnical skills than the other groups (p ≤ 0.016). Although opinion appears divided as to whether the presence of a consultant surgeon in theater could potentially make it difficult to assess a trainee's leadership skills and decision-making capabilities, overall 60% agree that the routine use of NOTSS assessment would enhance safety in the operating theater and 80% agree that the NOTSS tool should be introduced to assess the nontechnical skills of trainees in theater. However, a significantly lower proportion of trainees (45%) agreed on the latter compared with the other groups (p = 0.001). Our survey demonstrates acceptability among the theater team for the introduction of the NOTSS tool into the surgical curriculum. However, lack of familiarity highlights the importance of faculty training for assessors before such an introduction. Copyright © 2015 Association of Program Directors in Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. (Ingezonden en geaccepteerd) Effect of switching off unidirectional downflow systems of operating theaters during prolonged inactivity on the period before the operating theater can safely be used

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    Traversari, A.A.L.; Bottenheft, C.; Heumen, S.P.M. van; Goedhart, C.A.; Vos, M.C.


    Background: Switching off air handling systems in operating theaters during periods of prolonged inactivity (eg, nights, weekends) can produce a substantial reduction of energy expenditure. However, little evidence is available regarding the effect of switching off the air handling system during

  9. Collective Imagining: Collaborative Story Telling through Image Theater

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    Warren Linds


    Full Text Available This article is a dialogue between two practitioners of Image theater—a technique which involves using the body to share stories. Working in Quebec and Scotland, we discuss the potential ways such a form of performative inquiry (FELS, 1998 can, through an online medium, be documented and disseminated in ways that are coherent with, and build on, the principles of interactive theater. Our hope is that such an exploration will enable the participants in the work, ourselves, and our readers as performative social science researchers, so that we may engage as spect-actors (BOAL, 1979 with the material and build communities of practice through reflection on action (praxis. A key aspect we consider is ways in which physical dialogue through the body evolves—first as a method of enacting the world, where collective meaning emerges and secondly, as a concept that uses symbolic/metaphoric aesthetic language through what one colleague calls "body-storming" (like "brain-storming," but with the emotional and sensory body as a source and language of expression. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0802568

  10. Seeing the Light (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Brunger, Axel; Segalman, Rachel; Westphal, Andrew


    Berkeley Lab's Science at the Theater event "Seeing the Light" took place on Sept 12, 2011, at Berkeley Repertory's Roda Theatre. Learn how the Advanced Light Source is improving medicine, paving the way for clean energy, changing the future of computers, and much more. Featured speakers are Berkeley Lab's Roger Falcone, Rachel Segalman, Andrew Westphal, and Stanford University's Axel Brunger. Rachel Segalman: The future of clean energy technology relies on a better understanding of materials at the nanoscale. Berkeley Lab's Rachel Segalman uses the ALS to conduct this research, which could lead to improved photovoltaics and fuel cells. Axel Brunger: Improved treatment for human diseases hinges on understanding molecular-scale processes. Stanford University's Axel Brunger will discuss a new melanoma drug that was developed by a local company, Plexxikon, using the ALS for X-ray data collection. Andrew Westphal: What's comet dust made of? Andrew Westphal of UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory uses the ALS to study comet dust and interplanetary space dust collected by a NASA spacecraft. Moderated by Roger Falcone, Division Director of the Advanced Light Source

  11. Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors Through Interactive Theater Intervention

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    Ryan J. Watson


    Full Text Available The reduction of risk behaviors in secondary schools is a key concern for parents, teachers, and school administrators. School is one of the primary contexts of socialization for young people; thus, the investment in school-based programs to reduce risk behaviors is essential. In this study, we report on youth who participated in an intervention designed to improve decision-making skills based on positive youth development approaches. We examine changes in decision-making skills before and after involvement in the Teen Interactive Theater Education (TITE program and retrospective self-assessment of change in knowledge, abilities, and beliefs as a result of participating in TITE (n = 127. Youth that reported increases in knowledge, abilities, and beliefs due to the intervention (n = 89 were more likely to think about the consequences of their decisions and list options before making a decision compared to their counterparts that reported less overall learning (n = 38. Implications for intervention research and stakeholders are discussed.

  12. Establishing a Joint Theater Trauma System During Phase Zero Operations. (United States)

    Walker, Jennifer J; Stockinger, Zsolt T; Chinn, Colin G


    Military personnel risk injury due to accidents, disasters, and military threats during Phase Zero "shaping" operations. Medical facilities must be poised to respond. The U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR) covers more than 50% of the earth's surface; relevant Clinical Practice Guidelines must include the maritime setting and extended evacuation periods. Military hospitals in the region are not connected by a defined Trauma System. There is variable adherence to trauma training requirements before assignment in this AOR. Demand for trauma care at any 1 location is low and trauma teams have little opportunity to maintain competency for high-risk/low-volume interventions. There is no documentation of total demand for trauma care in the AOR. Trauma care in PACOM is often deferred to civilian facilities. Core elements of a Joint Theater Trauma System (JTTS) as established during combat operations in U.S. Central Command are applicable during Phase Zero. A PACOM JTTS was established to address the region's readiness to respond to Phase Zero trauma as well as escalation of regional threats. Information technology coordination was a critical hurdle to overcome. PACOM lessons learned are applicable to other Geographic Combatant Commands developing a JTTS during Phase Zero operations. Reprint & Copyright © 2017 Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.

  13. Theater and the Discourse on Power: Jose Rizal’s Participation in Philippine Theater in the Last Decades of the Nineteenth Century

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    Apolonio B. Chua


    Full Text Available The study focuses on Jose Rizal’s participation in Philippine Theater during the last decades of the nineteenth century. It starts with a careful inventory of attitudes towards existing theater forms and a description of the culture of theater as conceived and imagined in Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere (1887 and El Filibusterismo (1891. In Chapter 20: “The Town Council’s Meeting” in Noli Me Tangere, the study zooms in on the debate on what would be the best and most appropriate theatre piece for the town fiesta. Here, Rizal delineates theater enmeshed in issues of power and Spanish colonialism. He notes as significant the ilustrados’ claim to theatre space and ideology, thereby interrogating Spanish hegemony. The debate becomes the central imagery and situation for Rizal’s analysis and construction of the history of Philippine theater in the novel. Conservative and radical elements duel. The conflict becomes sharper as Rizal continues his critique by putting into his fictional world the very historical actors known at that time; namely, Nemesio Ratia, Jose Carvajal and Praxedes Julia Fernandez (also known as “Yeyeng”. They were part of the comedia troupe hired by the town for the fiesta. In Rizal’s second novel, El Filibusterismo, we encounter the events surrounding the presentation by a French opera troupe in Teatro de Variedades, which Rizal considers as the Manila theater model. The features of this model include a particular ticket system, various kinds of audiences, imported dramatic texts which were largely incomprehensible, actors behaving as actors both on-stage and off-stage, and the Teatro de Variedades space as stage for seizure or possession of power. When the students in the audience stage a walk-out in the theatre of the city and when in provincial San Diego, a stampede cuts short a comedia performance, the interrelationships between society and a discourse of power are revealed.Rizal’s annotations of Philippine

  14. 78 FR 36573 - Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems... (United States)


    ... COMMISSION Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems... importation of certain digital media devices, including televisions, blu-ray disc players, home theater... after importation of certain digital media devices, including televisions, blu-ray disc players, home...

  15. 78 FR 56736 - Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems... (United States)


    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems... digital media devices, including televisions, blu-ray disc players, home theater systems, tablets and...

  16. Speak Out Loud: Deconstructing Shame and Fear through Theater in a Community-Based Service-Learning Project (United States)

    Vázquez, Karina


    The combination of theater and community-based service-learning can be a powerful tool to allow university students to meet their educational goals while connecting them with the world. The performance of children's theater in elementary schools with English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs, for example, has important pedagogical…

  17. Accelerating Reflexivity? An Ethno-Theater Interpretation of a Pre-Service Teacher Literacy Methods Field Experience (United States)

    Schneider, Jenifer Jasinski; King, James R.; Kozdras, Deborah; Minick, Vanessa; Welsh, James L.


    During a teaching methods field experience, we initiated several processes to facilitate pre-service teachers' reflection, empowerment, and performance as they learned to teach students. Through an ethno-theater presentation and subsequent revisions to an ethno-theater script, we turned the reflective lens on ourselves as we discovered instances…

  18. Setting the Stage for Social Change: Using Live Theater to Dispel Myths About Intimate Partner Violence. (United States)

    Dill-Shackleford, Karen E; Green, Melanie C; Scharrer, Erica; Wetterer, Craig; Shackleford, Lee E


    Research has demonstrated the ability of fictional narratives to educate about social and health issues. Although some entertainment-education efforts have used live theater as a mechanism for social change, very few use social science methods to demonstrate exposure effects. This project used live theater to increase understanding and knowledge about intimate partner violence, a pervasive and costly social and health problem. Audiences watched either a play about abusive relationships-emphasizing psychological abuse and the role of coercion and control-or a control play. Compared with controls, those who watched the abuse play were more knowledgeable and less accepting of myths about abusive relationships in a way that mirrored play content. Although both plays were highly transporting, transportation did not explain a significant amount of variance in the attitudes toward intimate partner violence. These results provide rare evidence for theater as a tool for social change.

  19. Street Theater and Subject Formation in Wartime China: Toward a New Form of Public Art

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    Xiaobing Tang


    Full Text Available Based on archival research, this article presents a succinct history of the street theater movement in China through the 1930s. It examines how complex discourses and competing visions, as well as historical events and practices—in particular the War of Resistance against Japan—both shaped and propelled the movement. The author focuses on theoretical and practical issues that promoters and practitioners of street theater dealt with and reflected on in three succeeding stages. Observing that the street theater movement hastened the formation of a modern national imagination, the author argues that the movement presented a paradigmatic development as it foregrounded the imperative to engage rural China as well as the need for participants to acquire new subject positions.

  20. Theater as a Community-Building Strategy for Women in Engineering: Theory and Practice (United States)

    Chesler, Naomi C.; Chesler, Mark A.

    Previously, the authors have suggested that peer mentoring through a caring community would improve the quality of life for female faculty members in engineering and could have a positive effect on retention and career advancement. Here, the authors present the background psychosocial literature for choosing participatory theater as a strategy to develop a caring community and report on a pilot study in which participatory theater activities were used within a workshop format for untenured female faculty members in engineering. The authors identify the key differences between participatory theater and other strategies for community building that may enhance participants' sense of commonality and the strength and utility of their community as a mentoring and support mechanism and discuss the ways in which these efforts could have a broader, longer term impact.

  1. The role and importance of UAV within the current theaters of operations

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    Niculae MARIN


    Full Text Available Current theaters of operations are not limited to battlefields, but they are much morediversified, including the fight against the international terrorism phenomenon, the social conflicts (ofreligious, political, economic and separatist nature within several countries, thus supplying somepolitical-military conflicts within different states and areas of the world. The armed interference mustbe done based on some highly accurate information that must be gathered without endangering thehuman lives. This is the role currently played by the unmanned air vehicles (UAVs; they can performseveral functions: surveillance, information gathering, data storage and their transmission to theground stations, including the function of interference, when needed. This paper presents, within theabove context, the status of the current theaters of operations and of the UAVs performing differentmissions within these theaters, together with their role and importance in warfare operations.

  2. Medicine as a performing art: what we can learn about empathic communication from theater arts. (United States)

    Eisenberg, Amy; Rosenthal, Susan; Schlussel, Yvette R


    The authors describe how they came to the realization that theater arts techniques can be useful and effective tools for teaching interpersonal communication skills (ICS) in medical education. After recognizing the outstanding interpersonal skills demonstrated by two actors-turned-doctors, in 2010 the authors began to develop a technique called Facilitated Simulation Education and Evaluation (FSEE) to teach ICS. In FSEE, actors and residents are coached in empathic, and therefore effective, ICS using a novel technique based on lessons learned from theater arts education. Competence in ICS includes the ability to listen actively, observe acutely, and communicate clearly and compassionately, with the ultimate goal of improving medical outcomes. Resident, actor, and faculty perceptions after two years of experience with FSEE have been positive. After describing the FSEE approach, the authors suggest next steps for studying and expanding the role of theater arts in ICS training.

  3. The Science Behind the NASA/NOAA Electronic Theater 2002 (United States)

    Hasler, A. Fritz; Starr, David (Technical Monitor)


    Details of the science stories and scientific results behind the Etheater Earth Science Visualizations from the major remote sensing institutions around the country will be explained. The NASA Electronic Theater presents Earth science observations and visualizations in a historical perspective. Fly in from outer space to Temple Square and the University of Utah Campus. Go back to the early weather satellite images from the 1960s see them contrasted with the latest US/Europe/Japan global weather data. See the latest images and image sequences from NASA & NOAA missions like Terra, GOES, NOAA, TRMM, SeaWiFS, Landsat 7 visualized with state-of-the art tools. A similar retrospective of numerical weather models from the 1960s will be compared with the latest "year 2002" high-resolution models. See the inner workings of a powerful hurricane as it is sliced and dissected using the University of Wisconsin Vis-5D interactive visualization system. The largest super computers are now capable of realistic modeling of the global oceans. See ocean vortexes and currents that bring up the nutrients to feed phitoplankton and zooplankton as well as draw the crill fish, whales and fisherman. See the how the ocean blooms in response to these currents and El Nino/La Nina climate regimes. The Internet and networks have appeared while computers and visualizations have vastly improved over the last 40 years. These advances make it possible to present the broad scope and detailed structure of the huge new observed and simulated datasets in a compelling and instructive manner. New visualization tools allow us to interactively roam & zoom through massive global images larger than 40,000 x 20,000 pixels. Powerful movie players allow us to interactively roam, zoom & loop through 4000 x 4000 pixel bigger than HDTV movies of up to 5000 frames. New 3D tools allow highly interactive manipulation of detailed perspective views of many changing model quantities. See the 1m resolution before and after

  4. Zoo theater's influence on affect and cognition: a case study from the Central Park Zoo in New York. (United States)

    Penn, Laura


    Zoo theater is used by zoos as a means to influence visitor feelings and knowledge gain about wildlife and environmental themes. This study examined whether and to what extent zoo theater fulfilled these aims by investigating its impact on affect and cognition. The study consisted of an in-depth case study at the Central Park Zoo in New York, a location that has one of the most diverse zoo theater programs in the United States. Using a multimethod approach the study explored many facets of the Central Park Zoo's extensive zoo theater program. These included performances at a main stage, at exhibits, and in the children's zoo. The study found that the extent of zoo theater's influence on affect and cognition is dependent on a combination of a variety of characteristics that include the length of a performance, audience participation, the level of structure of a performance, the presence of song and dance elements, and the scale of the productions.

  5. Performing Stories. Erzählen in Theater und Performance von Nina Tecklenburg

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    Denise Sumi


    Full Text Available Nina Tecklenburg forscht als Teil des Kollektivs She She Pop nicht nur im Berliner HAU sondern auch zu narrativen Aufführungspraktiken um die Jahrtausendwende. Unter dem Begriff "Theater der Narration" vereint die Autorin in ihrem ersten Buch Performing Stories. Erzählen in Theater und Performance eine Reihe von Theateraufführungen und Performances, die sich von der schriftsprachlichen Literatur, der Epik und Dramatik befreien und anstelle dieser klassischen Dispositive des Narrativen das (Geschichten-Erzählen als kulturelle und performative Praxis vorführen.

  6. Effect of switching off unidirectional downflow systems of operating theaters during prolonged inactivity on the period before the operating theater can safely be used. (United States)

    Traversari, A A L; Bottenheft, C; van Heumen, S P M; Goedhart, C A; Vos, M C


    Switching off air handling systems in operating theaters during periods of prolonged inactivity (eg, nights, weekends) can produce a substantial reduction of energy expenditure. However, little evidence is available regarding the effect of switching off the air handling system during periods of prolonged inactivity on the air quality in operating theaters during operational periods. The aim of this study is to determine the amount of time needed after restarting the ventilation system to return to a stable situation, with air quality at least equal to the situation before switching off the system. Measurements were performed in 3 operating theaters, all of them equipped with a unidirectional downflow (UDF) system. Measurements (particle counts of emitted particles with a particle size ≥0.5 µm) were taken during the start-up of the ventilation system to determine when prespecified degrees of protection were achieved. Temperature readings were taken to determine when a stable temperature difference between the periphery and the protected area was reached, signifying achievement of a stable condition. After starting up the system, the protected area achieved the required degrees of protection within 20 minutes (95% upper confidence limit). A stable temperature difference was achieved within 23 minutes (95% upper confidence limit). Both findings lie well within the period of 25 minutes normally required for preparations before the start of surgical procedures. Switching off the ventilation system during prolonged inactivity (during the night and weekend) has no negative effect on the air quality in UDF operating theaters during normal operational hours. Copyright © 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Utilizing Peer Education Theater for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence on College Campuses (United States)

    McMahon, Sarah; Postmus, Judy L.; Warrener, Corinne; Koenick, Ruth Anne


    To address the widespread problem of sexual assault, many colleges and universities are providing primary prevention education programs. Although a number of such programs exist and appear in the literature (for review see Vladutiu, Martin, & Macy, 2011), the role of peer education theater offers a unique approach. Peer education has been…

  8. From theater to the world wide web--a new online era for surgical education.

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    O'Leary, D Peter


    Traditionally, surgical education has been confined to operating and lecture theaters. Access to the World Wide Web and services, such as YouTube and iTunes has expanded enormously. Each week throughout Ireland, nonconsultant hospital doctors work hard to create presentations for surgical teaching. Once presented, these valuable presentations are often never used again.

  9. The Urgent Need for a Comprehensive, Fully Integrated, Joint Intra-Theater Aeromedical Evacuation System (United States)


    small-scale contingencies, humanitarian/ disaster response, and initial stages of major theater war. The MASF is designed to provide forward support...Casualty Survival on the Battlefield,” Military Medicine , 2014. 29. U.S. Casualty/KIA data, www.icasualties.ord and

  10. Effects of Collaborative Musical Theater on the Development of Social Competence (United States)

    Perez-Aldeguer, Santiago


    Introduction: This study analyzes the social competence of university students of the Music Education Teaching Degree through variables group climate, team cohesion and social skills. The need to develop good social competence was the basis to implement a project based on the musical theater applied according to the collaborative learning…

  11. Science as Performance: Communicating and Educating through Theater, Music, and Dance (United States)

    Schwartz, Brian B.


    Theater, music, dance, the literary and the visual arts can convey the joys and controversies of science. We describe a program at the Graduate Center entitled Science & the Arts which is designed to communicate to the public the excitement and wonder of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Over the past few years there have been major successes in communicating science to the public through the arts. This is especially evident in theater, film and opera with such recent plays as Copenhagen, the Oscar winning film A Beautiful Mind and the opera Doctor Atomic at the Met. The performance series Science & the Arts has been developed and tested at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) in mid-Manhattan for more than nine years, see . We have established working relationships with actors, playwrights, dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, artists and scientists who work at the intersection of science and the arts. In this presentation we will illustrate many of our collaborations in theater, dance, music and art. Faculty members, professionals and students from the university, other educational institutions, museums, theaters and government laboratories as well as the public with an interest science and arts programs should find this presentation of particular interest. Supported in part by the National Science Foundation, NSF PHY-0431660.

  12. Theater and Dialogue to Increase Youth's Intentions to Advocate for LGBTQQ People (United States)

    Wernick, Laura J.; Kulick, Alex; Dessel, Adrienne B.; Graham, Louis F.


    Objective: This study evaluates the effectiveness of an intervention using theater and dialogue to raise awareness about homophobia and transphobia and increase intentions to participate in macro-level change efforts around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) issues. Methods: Using a pretest-posttest design, this…

  13. Readers Theater as a Tool to Understand Difficult Concept in Economics (United States)

    Wulandari, Dwi; Narmaditya, Bagus Shandy


    Readers Theater is one of the innovative learning in an effort to increase the understanding and value students' learning processes that involve the activity of reading, writing, listening and speaking. In this type of learning, students read a manuscript of a certain literature and other students grasp the meaning of what was read and is shown by…

  14. What Do Students Learn when We Teach Peace? A Qualitative Assessment of a Theater Peace Program (United States)

    Duckworth, Cheryl Lynn; Allen, Barb; Williams, Teri Triguba


    This is a qualitative assessment of a theater arts peace education program for high-school students. We present the results of qualitative interviews with students who participated in a peace education program. They tell us in their own words what they believe they learned. Given that most peace education evaluation is quantitative or focuses on…

  15. A theater intervention to prevent teen dating violence for Mexican-American middle school students. (United States)

    Belknap, Ruth Ann; Haglund, Kristin; Felzer, Holly; Pruszynski, Jessica; Schneider, John


    To test a theater intervention designed to raise awareness of the dynamics and consequences of teen dating violence (TDV) and to facilitate creation of nonviolent responses to TDV among Latino and Latina adolescents. The intervention was based on Theater of the Oppressed, which advocates the use of theater methods to explore social issues and to allow audiences to experiment with problem-solving, thereby promoting change. This study used a pretest-posttest, no control group, mixed-measures design to study 66 Mexican-American adolescents (mean age, 13.4 ± 5 years). Two plays containing subtle and overt signs of control and abuse were written and performed. Scripts were based on data from prior studies of TDV among Latino and Latina adolescents. At baseline, we measured sociodemographics, personal safety, and ethnic identity. Pre-post instruments measured acceptance of TDV, confidence to resolve conflicts nonviolently, and intentions to use nonviolent strategies to resolve conflict. We collected qualitative data via essay. At posttest, participants had less acceptance of TDV (t = -2.08; p Theater of the Oppressed was an effective way to interact with Latino adolescents. In a safe setting, participants vicariously experienced TDV, which facilitated self-reflection and cognitive rehearsal strategies to respond nonviolently to TDV. Copyright © 2013 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Effective and efficient learning in the operating theater with intraoperative video-enhanced surgical procedure training

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    van Det, M.J.; Meijerink, W.J.; Hoff, C.; Middel, B.; Pierie, J.P.

    INtraoperative Video Enhanced Surgical procedure Training (INVEST) is a new training method designed to improve the transition from basic skills training in a skills lab to procedural training in the operating theater. Traditionally, the master-apprentice model (MAM) is used for procedural training

  17. Welt, Bild, Theater. - Bd. 2: Bildästhetik im Bühnenraum

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    Röttger, K.


    Die Frage nach dem Zusammenspiel von Theater und BIld lässt sich nicht losgelöst von den medialen Komponenten benatworten, in denen dieses Zusammenspiel gegeben ist. Gleichzeitig ist es von ästhetischen Überschreitungen oder auch verschiedenen aistehtischen Einstellungen bestimmt, die nicht selten

  18. The Performing Arts: Music, Dance, and Theater in the Early Years (United States)

    Koralek, Derry


    This article presents an interview with Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, a longtime early childhood teacher, author, teacher educator, and advocate for integrating the arts with every aspect of the curriculum. In this interview, Chenfeld shares her thoughts about the performing arts: music, dance, and theater. She explains why it is important for young…

  19. Diverse Student Teachers Making Sense of Difference through Engaging in Boalian Theater Approaches (United States)

    Bhukhanwala, Foram; Allexsaht-Snider, Martha


    A diverse group of student teachers in an alternative certification program participated in seminars integrating Boal's "Theater of the Oppressed" (TO) activities. Participants created images and enacted scenes that recreated interactions with their students and also rehearsed ideas for taking action in the classroom. The research,…

  20. A "Reader's Theater" Intervention to Managing Grief: Posttherapy Reflections by a Family and Clinical Team. (United States)

    Levac, Anne Marie C.; McLean, Sue; Wright, Lorraine M.; Bell, Janice M.


    Describes one couple's reflections of their grief and mourning following the death of their adolescent son, as well as the clinical team's reflection of therapy. Interventions such as reflecting teams, therapeutic letters, and "homework tasks" were used. Writing this article provided a "reader's theater" intervention that…

  1. A Reduction of Risk Behaviors through Teen Interactive Theater Education (TITE) (United States)

    McDonald, Daniel A.; Williams, Lela Rankin; Carter, Ruth


    This article provides a brief overview of the Teen Interactive Theater Education (TITE) curriculum, the theory behind its inception, and the expected outcomes. TITE is an innovative positive youth development program that engages young people in the consideration of pertinent topics in today's society through the use of experiential activities…

  2. "Think Differently, Get Creative": Producing Precarity in India's Corporate Theater Culture Industry (United States)

    Saddler, Sarah


    In India's rapidly developing global cities, large multinational corporations implement theater-based corporate training programs that are designed to inspire employees to be more dynamic, aspirational, and self-motivated at work. Offering a performance ethnography of a week-long "Theatre in Excellence" program hosted in Bangalore…

  3. Lope de Vega and the Conquest of Spanish Theater in the Netherlands

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    Blom, F.R.E.; van Marion, O.


    This contribution focuses on Lope’s conquest of Amsterdam’s Grand Theater in the 40s and 50s of the seventeenth century. Focusing on creative industries, we analyze the producer’s side for Lope’s “invasion” in the Netherlands, and the channels that were developed in order to faciltate the new

  4. Preparing University Educators for Hot Moments: Theater for Educational Development about Difference, Power, and Privilege (United States)

    Harlap, Yael


    A "hot moment" is an emotion-laden moment of conflict or tension that threatens to derail teaching and learning. In this study, an educational development workshop used interactive theater depicting a hot moment to prepare university instructors for diverse classrooms. Participants in three workshops wrote short reflections, both before…

  5. Judge upholds closing of theater that was site of high-risk sex. (United States)


    New York City's decision to close a gay movie theater where inspectors found male patrons engaging in unsafe sexual activity with other men was upheld by Justice Marilyn G. Diamond of the Supreme Court in Manhattan. She rejected the theater owner's argument that the city's March 31, 1995 closure of the New David Cinema on West 54th Street violated the Constitution's guarantee of freedom of speech. The city based its action on a provision in the state health code which prohibits oral, anal or vaginal sex in commercial establishments. Despite several warnings from the city, the movie house did not follow the demands that it move forcefully to prevent high-risk sexual activity among patrons. The New David was one of two theaters and one sex club shut down by the Health Department in recent weeks, but the only one still closed at press time. Some gay activists contend the action was unjustified, since most of the sex that occurs in those establishments in consensual and involves solo or mutual masturbation. Others point out that a good deal of unsafe sex does occur. Because men often have several sexual liaisons during a single night at a theater or club, the risk of HIV transmission is magnified many-fold.

  6. The Twelfth US Air Force. Tactical and Operational Innovations in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 1943-1944

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    St. Clair, Matthew G


    This paper analyzes the participation of the US Twelfth Air Force in the Mediterranean theater of operation from 1943 to 1944 and also studies the coalition and joint operations required in the air campaign...

  7. Mirzam C. Pérez, The Comedia of Virginity: Mary and the Politics of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Theater

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    Natalia Fernández


    Full Text Available Reseña de Mirzam C. Pérez, The Comedia of Virginity: Mary and the Politics of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Theater, Waco (Texas, Baylor University Press, 2012, 173 pp. ISBN: 9781602586451.

  8. 3D-image theater system using TLP770J LCD data projector; Ekisho data projector wo mochiita rittai eizo theater system

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    Kawasato, H. [Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    In today's multimedia era, visual systems are widely used not only for two-dimensional images but also for the depiction of virtual reality and for simulated three-dimensional images. At the same time, the projection technology used in large-screen projectors is shifting from the cathode ray tube (CRT) to the liquid crystal display (LCD). Toshiba has developed a simplified 3D-image theater system using the TLP770J LCD data projector, which offers easy maintenance and lower costs. (author)

  9. Contribution to the acoustic study of theater auditoriums transformable for different types of productions (United States)

    Belea, R.; Harastaseanu, E.


    The auditorium of the Bucharest National Theater has been equipped with devices permitting it to be transformed into three functional types of rooms for different types of productions. In view of the purpose of the room (spoken theater) and the volume of the room (3,000-3,600 cu m 3) the optimum reverberation time is 0.95 sec at a frequency of 1,000 Hz. By applying the different types of acoustic treatment, a reverberation time ranging from 0.96 to 1.06 sec was obtained. The problem of flutter echoes in the arena was solved by applying semispherical bodies to the fixed ceiling. The level of noise transmitted to the auditorium was reduced down to the Cz25 curve.

  10. The Theater as a mobilizing strategy of emotions and attitudes towards physics classes

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    Hely Cordero


    Full Text Available We describe a teaching strategy, namely, the Great Theater of Physics, which stages a series of eight nontrivial demonstrations in the areas of mechanics, electricity, magnetism and waves. The aim was to generate feelings and attitudes that would promote the learning of physics, and to explore the motivation of Chemistry and Biology students towards classes in physics. The strategy was applied with a group of new students in Physics and Mathematics at the Faculty of Sciences at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. The method used was exploratory-descriptive.  Information was collected using a questionnaire with closed questions. In general, students from Physics and Mathematics disciplines experienced a significant increase in positive feelings towards physics after attending the theater; and negative feelings decreased, though not significantly. A greater percentage of women than men experienced an increase in positive feelings, though men experienced more intense positive feelings. This was not the case for negative feelings.

  11. Lingon sa Iskolarsyip sa Dulaan (1948-2007 Looking Back on Theater Scholarship (1948-2007

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    Apolonio B. Chua


    Full Text Available From 1948 to 2007, the academic community produced about a hundred titles of theses and dissertations on drama and theater, or made use of data from drama and theater for larger spheres of studies. The current article looked into identifying trends and points of emphasis, as the researches and studies progressed through roughly half a century of research production in the academic setting. Inductive in approach and tentative and exploratory in its analysis, the study identified four trends and points of emphasis in research production. In the fifties and sixties, the emphasis was more on studying the play text or drama; studies veered towards a literary reading and orientation. Eventually, this trend gave way to studying the larger phenomenon of mounting, and the mise en scéne and the spectator became additional units of concern for research. Studies began to have sections on props, costumes, and staging techniques. In the eighties, a larger concern for looking at theater as social production followed. Participant observation, field work and ethnography gave equal emphasis on the social context of theater. Marxism and other perspectives from the social sciences framed theater studies then; correlations between theater and society became useful. Towards the last decade of the century, theater studies aimed at a more conceptual approach, emphasizing core concepts like panata and other related or equivalent terms, elevating and defining the study of theater as a study of culture itself. Gamit ang mahigit sa sandaang tesis at disertasyon hinggil sa dula at dulaan o sinasangkot ang mga ito na lumabas sa akademya mula 1948 hanggang 2007, kapwa sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas at sa iba pa, nilayon ng “Lingon sa Iskolarsyip sa Dulaan (1948-2007” na pulsuhan ang pangkalahatang daloy, tutok, tunguhin o kalakaran sa pagdadala ng mga pag-aaral. Panimula at exploratory sa inductive nitong lapat, nakatukoy ang pag-aaral ng apat na sapit o tutok sa daloy ng

  12. System Attraction of Visual and Iconographic Material as a Development Thrustof Modern Ballet Theater

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    Tatiana Portnova


    Full Text Available The article deals with the issues of artwork impact on ballet artists’ and ballet masters’ creativity – creation of choreographic works based on artworks. Facts (examples demonstrating such borrowing are involved, but more significantly, the range of potential opportunities, which may enrich modern ballet theater, is outlined. The matter of figurative material takes on particular importance, i.e. the issue to what extent a choreographic work reflects the essence of an artwork accurately, deeply, and adequately. The article considers the connection and mutual benefit of the processes of creative interpenetration of graphics, art, sculpture, arts and crafts, and ballet theater. Different techniques of figurative sources are studied: illustration, statement, demonstration, comparison, event localization, generalization, stylistic device, and their visualization by means of choreographic dynamics. It’s concluded the synthetic nature of ballet theatergives rise to new polygenre structures that can intensify both expressive and semantic content of choreographic image, create original stage solutions.

  13. Active Theater as a Complementary Therapy for Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study

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    Nicola Modugno


    Full Text Available Most medical treatments of Parkinson's disease (PD are aimed at the reduction of motor symptoms. However, even when motor improvements are evident, patients often report a deterioration of their daily lives. Thus, to achieve a global improvement in personal well-being, not only drugs, but also complementary therapies, such as physical exercise, occupational and speech therapy, and active music therapy, have been used. We hypothesized that theater could reduce clinical disability and improve the quality of life of PD patients (primary end points more efficiently than other complementary therapies because (1 in order to impersonate a character, patients are forced to regain the control of their bodies; and (2 while being part of a group, patients have a high degree of social interaction. The need to regain the control of their bodies and their social functioning is very likely to deeply motivate patients. To assess this hypothesis, we ran a randomized, controlled, and single-blinded study that lasted 3 years, on 20 subjects affected by a moderate form of idiopathic PD, in stable treatment with L-dopa and L-dopa agonists, and without severe sensory deficits. Ten patients were randomly assigned to an active theater program (in which patients were required to participate, while the others underwent physiotherapy (control group, the most common nonpharmacological treatment for PD rehabilitation. Patients of both groups were evaluated at the beginning of each year, using five clinical rating scales (Unified ParkinsonParkinson'ss Disease Rating Scale [UPDRS], Schwab and England Scale, ParkinsonParkinson'ss Disease Quality of Life [PDQ39] Scale, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. The theater patients showed progressive improvements and, at the end of the third year, they showed significant improvements in all clinical scales. Conversely, the control patients did not exhibit significant ameliorations with time. Thus, the

  14. Students′ Literary Theater as an Educational Innovation in the Context of Ukrainian and Foreign Experience

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    Koval Taisiia


    Full Text Available The article analyzes the process of future teachers-philologists′ training in an innovative educational environment. The novelty of educational technology which includes the implementation of innovative ideas of modern education by introducing competencybased approach has been justified. It has been stated that the purpose of the students′ theatrical, cultural and educational project is the integration of knowledge, application of updated knowledge, acquisition of new knowledge. The attention has been focused on the basic tasks and functions of the students’ literary theater as the original educational innovation in solving the problem of improving the quality of teachers-philologists; creating a favourable academic atmosphere for disclosure of intellectual and creative potential of students, self-identity through art and aesthetic, educational, organizational activities. Interactive methods of forming harmonious personality, a citizen-patriot, a professional specialist, a teacher-innovatorby means of students′ literary theater have been shown. Based on the analysis of the transformation processes in the context of education in the Ukrainian and foreign experience and the results of the pedagogical experiment, we have concluded that the use of theatrical arts and theater pedagogy in the professional training is one of the effective ways of reforming the European education. “Added value” of a modernized Ukrainian University is a students′ literary theater, which provides participants of project’s creative activity with methods of mastering education standards and learning life-giving meaning. The model of I-concept of the future teacher-philologist called “Innovation Man of the 21st Century” has been offered.

  15. The Theater High Altitude Area Defense program: an interim examination of its acquisition strategy


    Atkinson, James W.


    Approved for public release; distribution in unlimited. This thesis is an examination of the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program's implementation of the User Operational Evaluation System (UOES) acquisition strategy. The Missile Defense Act of 1991 imposed significant schedule risk on THAAD's development, necessitating the UOES strategy. The UOES risk management issues are analyzed using DOD's risk management guidance. This guidance incorporates some current methods, applica...

  16. COTS software decision support models for USPACOM's Theater Engagement Plan (TEP)


    Taylor, John E.


    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited As part of the process of achieving national security objectives, the mission of United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) is to enhance security and promote peaceful development in the Asia region by deterring aggression, responding to crisies and fighting to win. USPACOM's Theater Engagement Plan (TEP) contributes to the accomplishment of this mission by planning, coordinating, and implementing peacetime military activities to shape th...

  17. Science as Performance: A Proactive Strategy to Communicate and Educate Through Theater, Music and Dance (United States)

    Schwartz, Brian


    Theater, music, dance, the literary and the visual arts can convey the joys and controversies of science. We describe a program at the Graduate Center entitled Science as Performance which is designed to communicate to the public the excitement and wonder of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Over the past few years there have been major successes in communicating science to the public through the arts. This is especially evident in theater and film with such recent plays as Copenhagen and the Oscar winning film A Beautiful Mind. The performance series Science and the Arts has been developed and tested at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) in mid-Manhattan for more than four years, see . We have developed working relationships with actors, playwrights, dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, artists and scientists who work at the intersection of science and the arts. In this presentation we will illustrate many of our collaborations in theater, dance, music and art. The response to the series has shown that the arts can make the sciences accessible, relevant, and exciting to diverse audiences in ways that provide both scientific content and significant artistic and entertainment values. The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to the Graduate Center to help replicate similar Science and the Arts programs on other campuses by involving both their science departments and their performing arts departments. Some results of campus visits will be described. The author will also describe his involvement with producing two musical versions of a play, Einstein’s Dreams based on the novel by Alan Lightman. One production opened at the Teatro da Trindade in Lisbon, Portugal at on October 21, 2005 for a four month run and a second and different production opens at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia in March 2006.

  18. Community Theater as social support for youth: agents in the promotion of health. (United States)

    Diba, Denise; d'Oliveira, Ana Flavia


    There has been much discussion on promotion of the health of young people in vulnerable situations; but little work has been done analyzing its actual operation - and this is especially true in relation to programs and projects that are outside the health services. This article aims to analyze the relationship of an experience in Community Theater with the promotion of health. It is a qualitative, ethnographic study made at the Pombas Urbanas Institute, in the Cidade Tiradentes district of the municipality of São Paulo, and is coordinated by a theater group with a history that is relevant to the objective of the study. Participatory observation was carried out for one year, with semi-structured interviews with young people, and with actors of the Pombas Urbanas group, and analysis of documents. The theoretical framework that was used is made up of concepts from the fields of collective health, Community Theater, and liberation pedagogy. The results are presented in two interlinked sub-categories which have arisen from the empiric material and from the references adopted: (i) 'True friends', and (ii) 'Dialog'. The analysis clearly shows the importance of this type of theatrical joint experience for the promotion of health by transforming the quality of relationships between people. Concepts of health, culture and education were used in analysis of the results.

  19. YouDash3D: exploring stereoscopic 3D gaming for 3D movie theaters (United States)

    Schild, Jonas; Seele, Sven; Masuch, Maic


    Along with the success of the digitally revived stereoscopic cinema, events beyond 3D movies become attractive for movie theater operators, i.e. interactive 3D games. In this paper, we present a case that explores possible challenges and solutions for interactive 3D games to be played by a movie theater audience. We analyze the setting and showcase current issues related to lighting and interaction. Our second focus is to provide gameplay mechanics that make special use of stereoscopy, especially depth-based game design. Based on these results, we present YouDash3D, a game prototype that explores public stereoscopic gameplay in a reduced kiosk setup. It features live 3D HD video stream of a professional stereo camera rig rendered in a real-time game scene. We use the effect to place the stereoscopic effigies of players into the digital game. The game showcases how stereoscopic vision can provide for a novel depth-based game mechanic. Projected trigger zones and distributed clusters of the audience video allow for easy adaptation to larger audiences and 3D movie theater gaming.

  20. When Theater Comes to Engineering Design: Oh How Creative They Can Be. (United States)

    Pfeiffer, Ferris M; Bauer, Rachel E; Borgelt, Steve; Burgoyne, Suzanne; Grant, Sheila; Hunt, Heather K; Pardoe, Jennie J; Schmidt, David C


    The creative process is fun, complex, and sometimes frustrating, but it is critical to the future of our nation and progress in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), as well as other fields. Thus, we set out to see if implementing methods of active learning typical to the theater department could impact the creativity of senior capstone design students in the bioengineering (BE) department. Senior bioengineering capstone design students were allowed to self-select into groups. Prior to the beginning of coursework, all students completed a validated survey measuring engineering design self-efficacy. The control and experimental groups both received standard instruction, but in addition the experimental group received 1 h per week of creativity training developed by a theater professor. Following the semester, the students again completed the self-efficacy survey. The surveys were examined to identify differences in the initial and final self-efficacy in the experimental and control groups over the course of the semester. An analysis of variance was used to compare the experimental and control groups with p engineering design following the semester of creativity instruction. The results of this pilot study indicate that there is a significant potential to improve engineering students' creative self-efficacy through the implementation of a "curriculum of creativity" which is developed using theater methods.

  1. Theater of the oppressed and Occupational Therapy: a proposed action with youth in social vulnerability

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    Izabela Alves


    Full Text Available Youth is one of the challenging issues to social development policies in Latin America. When socially vulnerable, this age group is at risk of losing future prospects in case minimum conditions are not ensured for active participation in the process of gaining citizenship. In this sense, it is important to develop actions to enable a reduction of the vulnerability process impacts in their daily lives. In this study, we aimed to describe and analyze the use of drama as a therapeutic resource with young people in occupational social vulnerability in the process of awareness and youth participation. To this end, we carried out a case study with qualitative approach in a philanthropic institution in the state of Minas Gerais. Ten meetings were conducted using drama the activities proposed by Augusto Boal, a theatrical presentation to the community using the technique of the theater-forum and focus groups. Data collection occurred through filming and the production of journals analyzed by Content Analysis. We developed three thematic categories: drama as an instrument of expression of the vulnerability conditions of young people; drama and social microcosm of the group and the family; and Theatre Forum and the development of coping strategies. Throughout the process, the technique of the theater of the oppressed enabled the critical thinking development of young people regarding the problems experienced, which helped to promote a dialogue with the community and the family. The community realized the social role of theater, reflecting on the problems experienced by youth.

  2. Teaching the surgical craft: Surgery residents perception of the operating theater educational environment in a tertiary institution in Nigeria

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    Abdulrasheed Ibrahim


    Full Text Available Background: The transformation of a surgical trainee into a surgeon is strongly influenced by the quality of teaching in the operating theater. This study investigates the perceptions of residents about the educational environment of the operating theater and identifies variables that may improve the operating theater education of our trainees. Materials and Methods: Residents in the department of surgery anonymously evaluated teaching in the operating room using the operating theater education environment measure. The residents evaluated 33 variables that might have an impact on their surgical skills within the operating theater. The variables were grouped into four subscales; teaching and training, learning opportunities, operating theater atmosphere and workload/supervision/support. Differences between male and female residents and junior and senior registrars were assessed using Mann-Whitney test. Statistical analysis was completed with the statistics package for the social sciences version 17. Results: A total of 33 residents were participated in this study. Twenty nine (88% males and 4 (12% females. 30 (90% were junior registrars. The mean total score was 67.5%. Operating theater atmosphere subscale had the highest score of 79.2% while workload/supervision/support subscale had the least score of 48.3%. There were significant differences between male and female resident′s perception of workload/supervision/support P 0.05. Conclusion: This study has shown a satisfactory teaching environment based on the existing local realities of means, resources and tools and highlighted the need for improvement in workload/supervision/support in our institution. An acceptable learning environment in the operating theatre will produce surgeons that are technically competent to bridge the gap in the enormous unmet need for surgical care in Nigeria.

  3. Live theater on a virtual stage: incorporating soft skills and teamwork in computer graphics education. (United States)

    Schweppe, M; Geigel, J


    Industry has increasingly emphasized the need for "soft" or interpersonal skills development and team-building experience in the college curriculum. Here, we discuss our experiences with providing such opportunities via a collaborative project called the Virtual Theater. In this joint project between the Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Design and Department of Computer Science, the goal is to enable live performance in a virtual space with participants in different physical locales. Students work in teams, collaborating with other students in and out of their disciplines.

  4. «Cuidadoso descuido»: rogues, lying, and theater in the picaresque narrative

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    Fernando Rodriguez Mansilla


    Full Text Available This article analyzes the use of the phrase «cuidadoso descuido» in seduction scenes of some picaresque narratives. The origin of this phrase is dual: «descuido» is the Spanish translation of sprezzatura, a key concept in Renaissance courtly manuals; and «cuidadoso descuido» is a concept that expresses the naturalness of a performance in theater. The picaresque narratives subvert that courtly and theatrical origin and employ «cuidadoso descuido» as a problematic euphemism to talk about a crime that includes lying and dissimulation.

  5. Architectural acoustics and the heritage of theater architecture in Andalusia (Acustica arquitectonica y patrimonio teatral en Andalucia) (United States)

    Leon, Angel Luis


    This thesis reports on the study of the acoustic properties of 18 theaters belonging to the Andalusian historical and architectural heritage. These theaters have undergone recent renovations to modernize and equip them appropriately. Coincident with this work, evaluations and qualification assessments with regard to their acoustic properties have been carried out for the individual theaters and for the group as a whole. Data measurements for this purpose consisted of acoustic measurements in situ, both before the renovation and after the renovation. These results have been compared with computer simulations of sound fields. Variables and parameters considered include the following: reverberation time, rapid speech transition index, back-ground noise, definition, clarity, strength, lateral efficiency, interaural cross-correlation coefficient, volume/seat ratio, volume/audience-area ratio. Based on the measurements and analysis, general conclusions are given in regard to the acoustic performance of theaters whose typology and size are comparable to those that were used in this study (between 800 and 8000 cubic meters). It is noted that these properties are comparable to those of the majority of European theaters. The results and conclusions are presented so that they should be of interest to architectural acoustics practitioners and to architects who are involved in the planning of renovation projects for theaters Thesis advisors: Juan J. Sendra and Jaime Navarro Copies of this thesis written in Spanish may be obtained by contacting the author, Angel L. Leon, E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Sevilla, Dpto. de Construcciones Arquitectonicas I, Av. Reina Mercedes, 2, 41012 Sevilla, Spain. E-mail address:

  6. Salamanca’s theater and musical activity in the first quarter of twentieth century through the local press

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    Francisco José Álvarez García


    Full Text Available The theaters at the beginning of twentieth century are one of the main focuses in which condenses the musician-artistic activity of small and large Spanish cities. Salamanca could not be less and in the three capitals theaters “Liceo”, “Bretón” and “Moderno” we find a very rich musical activity like Zarzuelas, Concerts, Lyric Theatre, Tunas, etc., which will make to Salamanca the most important center of the music scene in the province until almost the Second Spanish Republic.

  7. Evaluation of an educational, theater-based intervention on attitudes toward organ donation in Risaralda, Colombia. (United States)

    Buitrago, Juliana; Gómez, Sandra; Guerra, Alvaro; Lucumí, Leidy; Romero, César; Sánchez, Julio


    The shortage of organs for transplantation is a worldwide problem and the main cause is the refusal of family members to donate. Consent to donate is influenced by many factors and educational interventions are strongly recommended. To evaluate the impact of an educational, theaterbased strategy on the attitudes toward organ donation. This study employed an intervention using theater as the central tool. The impact of this intervention on the intention to donate was assessed through a controlled, prospective, nonrandomized designed study. The sample consisted of 1,038 people. All the participants answered a survey that asked about sex, age and intent to donate. Afterward, one portion of the sample was exposed to the play, The Gift of Life, and a subsequent discussion forum that was guided by experts. The same survey was administered again after the intervention. Before the intervention, donation attitudes were positive in 68.3% of the responses, negative in 6.8% and uncertain in 24.9%. Females showed a greater intent to donate while age had no apparent influence on the donation decision. Those exposed to the intervention were found to be more likely to donate and show a favorable change in attitude toward donation than those who were not exposed to the intervention. An educational intervention using theater is an effective tool to generate a short-term change in the intent to donate. Educational strategies should be employed to increase the rates of organ donation.

  8. Student voices in Readers' Theater: exploring communication in the hidden curriculum. (United States)

    Bell, Sigall K; Wideroff, Matthew; Gaufberg, Liz


    During the clerkship years, students often discover a misalignment between formal preclinical communication skills teaching and the actual practices of housestaff and attending role models. We developed a workshop for medical educators to identify how the hidden curriculum models (or fails to model) effective communication skills. Using Readers' Theater, participants enacted and then discussed a scenario designed to trigger reflection. The script was adapted from an in-depth student narrative describing her team's use of a derogatory term to label a patient. The student must decide whether and how to respond. Participants discussed potential responses to breaches of professionalism medical hierarchy, ethical conflict centered on conforming pressure, "holding ambivalence", and gender inequality in medicine. A number of communication options for the student were considered, and role-played. The use of student narratives in medical education helps learners better understand the content and nuance of the hidden curriculum. Readers' Theater is a powerful tool to actively invite learners to step into the shoes of trainees in order to glean additional perspectives. Engaging educators in the task of collaborative solution building using this format can help improve learning environments. Copyright (c) 2010. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  9. An independent verification and validation of the Future Theater Level Model conceptual model

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    Hartley, D.S. III; Kruse, K.L.; Martellaro, A.J.; Packard, S.L.; Thomas, B. Jr.; Turley, V.K.


    This report describes the methodology and results of independent verification and validation performed on a combat model in its design stage. The combat model is the Future Theater Level Model (FTLM), under development by The Joint Staff/J-8. J-8 has undertaken its development to provide an analysis tool that addresses the uncertainties of combat more directly than previous models and yields more rapid study results. The methodology adopted for this verification and validation consisted of document analyses. Included were detailed examination of the FTLM design documents (at all stages of development), the FTLM Mission Needs Statement, and selected documentation for other theater level combat models. These documents were compared to assess the FTLM as to its design stage, its purpose as an analytical combat model, and its capabilities as specified in the Mission Needs Statement. The conceptual design passed those tests. The recommendations included specific modifications as well as a recommendation for continued development. The methodology is significant because independent verification and validation have not been previously reported as being performed on a combat model in its design stage. The results are significant because The Joint Staff/J-8 will be using the recommendations from this study in determining whether to proceed with develop of the model.

  10. Visual aesthetic of Petta Puang theater group performance in South Sulawesi

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    Andi Baetal Mukadas


    Full Text Available This study aims to provide a description of the visual aesthetics contained in the show Puppet Theater Petta Puang in South Sulawesi in connection with the network of symbolic meaning inherent in it. The method used is descriptive-interpretivime method symbolic, with data collection techniques through direct observation, interviews, and documentation. The result of the research shows that in the performance of Petta Puang Puppet Theater there is a visual aesthetic that characterizes the main character «Petta Puang» in every appearance that is jas tutup, songkok guru (songkok to Bone, and lipa ‘sabbe’. Some visual aesthetics have symbolic meaning directly related to the socio-cultural values of the people of South Sulawesi. Lipa ‘sabbe (silk sarong is a Bugis sarong which has a fine texture as a representation of the tenderness and social politeness of Bugis tribe, while vertical and horizontal lines are markers of human relationship with God and human relationships in the social system. Jas Tutup originally consists of two colors, namely black and white. Two elements of color is a neutral color that confirms the impression of depth and sanctity that became the patron of Bugis tribe values.

  11. Air quality monitoring of the post-operative recovery room and locations surrounding operating theaters in a medical center in Taiwan.

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    Chin-Sheng Tang

    Full Text Available To prevent surgical site infection (SSI, the airborne microbial concentration in operating theaters must be reduced. The air quality in operating theaters and nearby areas is also important to healthcare workers. Therefore, this study assessed air quality in the post-operative recovery room, locations surrounding the operating theater area, and operating theaters in a medical center. Temperature, relative humidity (RH, and carbon dioxide (CO2, suspended particulate matter (PM, and bacterial concentrations were monitored weekly over one year. Measurement results reveal clear differences in air quality in different operating theater areas. The post-operative recovery room had significantly higher CO2 and bacterial concentrations than other locations. Bacillus spp., Micrococcus spp., and Staphylococcus spp. bacteria often existed in the operating theater area. Furthermore, Acinetobacter spp. was the main pathogen in the post-operative recovery room (18% and traumatic surgery room (8%. The mixed effect models reveal a strong correlation between number of people in a space and high CO2 concentration after adjusting for sampling locations. In conclusion, air quality in the post-operative recovery room and operating theaters warrants attention, and merits long-term surveillance to protect both surgical patients and healthcare workers.

  12. Air quality monitoring of the post-operative recovery room and locations surrounding operating theaters in a medical center in Taiwan. (United States)

    Tang, Chin-Sheng; Wan, Gwo-Hwa


    To prevent surgical site infection (SSI), the airborne microbial concentration in operating theaters must be reduced. The air quality in operating theaters and nearby areas is also important to healthcare workers. Therefore, this study assessed air quality in the post-operative recovery room, locations surrounding the operating theater area, and operating theaters in a medical center. Temperature, relative humidity (RH), and carbon dioxide (CO2), suspended particulate matter (PM), and bacterial concentrations were monitored weekly over one year. Measurement results reveal clear differences in air quality in different operating theater areas. The post-operative recovery room had significantly higher CO2 and bacterial concentrations than other locations. Bacillus spp., Micrococcus spp., and Staphylococcus spp. bacteria often existed in the operating theater area. Furthermore, Acinetobacter spp. was the main pathogen in the post-operative recovery room (18%) and traumatic surgery room (8%). The mixed effect models reveal a strong correlation between number of people in a space and high CO2 concentration after adjusting for sampling locations. In conclusion, air quality in the post-operative recovery room and operating theaters warrants attention, and merits long-term surveillance to protect both surgical patients and healthcare workers.

  13. Drama: A Guide to Theater Materials in the Frederick W. Crumb Memorial Library, State University College, Potsdam, New York. (United States)

    Frankel, Edith, Comp.

    This annotated library guide to theater materials is divided into several separate sections. The first part, dealing with the subject as a whole, includes bibliographies; periodicals; indexes and abstracts; encyclopedias and dictionaries; yearbooks; directories; histories, biographies, and reviews; and dramatic literature. The second part lists…

  14. Exposure to Alcohol Commercials in Movie Theaters Affects Actual Alcohol Consumption in Young Adult High Weekly Drinkers: An Experimental Study

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    Koordeman, R.; Anschutz, D.J.; Engels, R.C.M.E.


    The present pilot study examined the effects of alcohol commercials shown in movie theaters on the alcohol consumption of young adults who see these commercials. A two (alcohol commercials vs. nonalcohol commercials) by two (high weekly alcohol consumption vs. low weekly alcohol consumption)

  15. 77 FR 72904 - In the Matter of HealthSport, Inc., Home Director, Inc., Home Theater Products International, Inc... (United States)


    ... a suspension of trading in the securities of the above-listed companies. Therefore, it is ordered... COMMISSION In the Matter of HealthSport, Inc., Home Director, Inc., Home Theater Products International, Inc... Technology, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading December 4, 2012. It appears to the Securities and Exchange...

  16. Exposure to alcohol commercials in movie theaters affects actual alcohol consumption in young adult high weekly drinkers: An experimental study

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    Koordeman, R.; Anschutz, D.J.; Engels, R.C.M.E.


    The present pilot study examined the effects of alcohol commercials shown in movie theaters on the alcohol consumption of young adults who see these commercials. A two (alcohol commercials vs. nonalcohol commercials) by two (high weekly alcohol consumption vs. low weekly alcohol consumption)

  17. Using theater arts to engage Latino families in dialogue about adolescent sexual health: the PATH -AT program. (United States)

    Causey, Kayla; Zuniga, Martha; Bailer, Bonnie; Ring, Lori; Gil-Trejo, Laura


    This paper describes the Promoting Alternatives for Teen Health through Artes Teatro (PATH-AT) program, a peer-led, after-school, abstinence-based education intervention, targeting Latino/a youth at risk for teenage pregnancy and their parents. A distinguishing trait of the program is the use of theater arts to engage program participants with program content.

  18. Plakate des Theaters in Thorn in den Sammlungen der Kopernikus-Bücherei und im Bestand des Staatsarchivs in Thorn

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    Marlena Jabłońska


    Full Text Available Theaterplakate gehören zur Tätigkeit des Theaters. Anfangs erfüllten sie eine reine Gebrauchsfunktion, indem sie über ein kulturelles Ereignis informierten, das an einem bestimmten Tag, zu einer bestimmten Uhrzeit, an einem bestimmten Ort stattfinden wird. Mit der Zeit bekamen sie jedoch die Eigenschaften eines Zeugens aus der Vergangenheit, indem sie die Geschichte ihres Urhebers zeigten, das Profil seiner Tätigkeit, die in seiner Struktur vor sich gehenden Veränderungen. Die Wurzeln der Theaterplakate sind schon in der Antike zu suchen, sie wurden von Ägyptern, Römern und Griechen geschaffen. Das älteste neuzeitliche Plakat erschien 1429 in London und ist heute ein Exponat im Londoner Theatermuseum. Die Geschichte der polnischen Plakate reicht bis ins 16. oder 17. Jahrhundert zurück, hier sind sich die Forscher nicht einig, und ist entweder mit einem Jesuitenkollegium oder mit dem königlichen Theater verbunden. Die im Text analysierten Thorner Plakate stammen aus den Jahren 1922-1975 und werden in den Sammlungen der Kopernikus-Bücherei und in den Beständen des Staatsarchivs in Thorn aufbewahrt. Geschaffen wurden sie vom Theater in Thorn. Heute ist es das Wilam-Horzyca-Theater, doch sein Name, sein Tätigkeitsfeld, seine Organisationsstruktur und auch sein Profil und die Art seiner Tätigkeit änderten sich im Laufe der besprochenen Jahre vielmals. Die Plakate wurden in chronologischer Ordnung mit einer Aufteilung in Gruppen besprochen. Die Autorinnen beachteten den Inhalt, seine Anordnung und die Form der Aufzeichnung, das Format der Plakate, ihre Farbgebung, Ornamentik und die verwendete Ikonographie. Jede Gruppe wurde detailliert besprochen und illustriert. Nicht allein das Theater in Thorn schuf in der Stadt Theaterplakate. Eine ähnliche aktenkundliche Analyse lässt sich in Bezug auf das Puppentheater „Baj Pomorski” durchführen, doch ist das schon Material für einen gesonderten Artikel.

  19. Theater Management

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    Baldin, Andrea; Bille, Trine

    The purpose of this paper is to analyze how audiences choose between different theatre performances and how they try to evaluate the quality. Especially the impact of professional reviews is analyzed. The audience may use different quality indicators to evaluate the quality beforehand. These qual...

  20. Development concepts of a Smart Cyber Operating Theater (SCOT) using ORiN technology. (United States)

    Okamoto, Jun; Masamune, Ken; Iseki, Hiroshi; Muragaki, Yoshihiro


    Currently, networking has not progressed in the treatment room. Almost every medical device in the treatment room operates as a stand-alone device. In this project, we aim to develop a networked operating room called "Smart Cyber Operating Theater (SCOT)". Medical devices are connected using Open Resource interface for the Network (ORiN) technology. In this paper, we describe the concept of the SCOT project. SCOT is integrated using the communication interface ORiN, which was originally developed for industry. One feature of ORiN is that the system can be constructed flexibly. ORiN creates abstracts of the same type of devices and increases the robustness of the system for device exchange. By using ORiN technology, we are developing new applications, such as decision-making navigation or a precision guided treatment system.

  1. What's Right with Kansas? (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Fuller, Merrian; Jackson, Nancy


    On Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in Berkeley's Repertory Theater, the Lab presented "What's Right with Kansas," an evening of conversation with the Kansas-based Climate and Energy Project's founder and board chair, Nancy Jackson, and Berkeley Lab scientist Merrian Fuller, an electricity-market, policy and consumer behavior expert. Berkeley Lab will also debut its video "Common Ground," which showcases how CEP has become a Kansas mainstay and an inspiration to environmental organizations across the country. In a state rife with climate-change skepticism, CEP has changed behavior, and some minds, by employing rural values of thrift, independence, conservation, and friendly competition to promote energy efficiency.

  2. Health Detectives: Uncovering the Mysteries of Disease (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Bissell, Mina; Canaria, Christie; Celnicker, Susan; Karpen, Gary


    In this April 23, 2012 Science at the Theater event, Berkeley Lab scientists discuss how they uncover the mysteries of disease in unlikely places. Speakers and topics include: World-renowned cancer researcher Mina Bissell's pioneering research on the role of the cellular microenvironment in breast cancer has changed the conversation about the disease. How does DNA instability cause disease? To find out, Christie Canaria images neural networks to study disorders such as Huntington's disease. Fruit flies can tell us a lot about ourselves. Susan Celniker explores the fruit fly genome to learn how our genome works. DNA is not destiny. Gary Karpen explores how environmental factors shape genome function and disease through epigenetics.

  3. What Physiological Changes and Cerebral Traces Tell Us about Adhesion to Fiction During Theater-Watching? (United States)

    Metz-Lutz, Marie-Noëlle; Bressan, Yannick; Heider, Nathalie; Otzenberger, Hélène


    Live theater is typically designed to alter the state of mind of the audience. Indeed, the perceptual inputs issuing from a live theatrical performance are intended to represent something else, and the actions, emphasized by the writing and staging, are the key prompting the adhesion of viewers to fiction, i.e., their belief that it is real. This phenomenon raises the issue of the cognitive processes governing access to a fictional reality during live theater and of their cerebral underpinnings. To get insight into the physiological substrates of adhesion we recreated the peculiar context of watching live drama in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiment, with simultaneous recording of heart activity. The instants of adhesion were defined as the co-occurrence of theatrical events determined a priori by the stage director and the spectators’ offline reports of moments when fiction acted as reality. These data served to specify, for each spectator, individual fMRI time-series, used in a random-effect group analysis to define the pattern of brain response to theatrical events. The changes in this pattern related to subjects’ adhesion to fiction, were investigated using a region of interest analysis. The results showed that adhesion to theatrical events correlated with increased activity in the left BA47 and posterior superior temporal sulcus, together with a decrease in dynamic heart rate variability, leading us to discuss the hypothesis of subtle changes in the subjects’ state of awareness, enabling them to mentally dissociate physical and mental (drama-viewing) experiences, to account for the phenomenon of adhesion to dramatic fiction. PMID:20838472

  4. What Physiological Changes and Cerebral Traces Tell Us about Adhesion to Fiction During Theater-Watching? (United States)

    Metz-Lutz, Marie-Noëlle; Bressan, Yannick; Heider, Nathalie; Otzenberger, Hélène


    Live theater is typically designed to alter the state of mind of the audience. Indeed, the perceptual inputs issuing from a live theatrical performance are intended to represent something else, and the actions, emphasized by the writing and staging, are the key prompting the adhesion of viewers to fiction, i.e., their belief that it is real. This phenomenon raises the issue of the cognitive processes governing access to a fictional reality during live theater and of their cerebral underpinnings. To get insight into the physiological substrates of adhesion we recreated the peculiar context of watching live drama in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiment, with simultaneous recording of heart activity. The instants of adhesion were defined as the co-occurrence of theatrical events determined a priori by the stage director and the spectators' offline reports of moments when fiction acted as reality. These data served to specify, for each spectator, individual fMRI time-series, used in a random-effect group analysis to define the pattern of brain response to theatrical events. The changes in this pattern related to subjects' adhesion to fiction, were investigated using a region of interest analysis. The results showed that adhesion to theatrical events correlated with increased activity in the left BA47 and posterior superior temporal sulcus, together with a decrease in dynamic heart rate variability, leading us to discuss the hypothesis of subtle changes in the subjects' state of awareness, enabling them to mentally dissociate physical and mental (drama-viewing) experiences, to account for the phenomenon of adhesion to dramatic fiction.

  5. What physiological changes and cerebral traces tell us about adhesion to fiction during theater-watching?

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    Marie-Noëlle Metz-Lutz


    Full Text Available Live theater is typically designed to alter the state of mind of the audience. Indeed, the perceptual inputs issuing from a live theatrical performance are intended to represent something else, and the actions, emphasised by the writing and staging, are the key prompting the adhesion of viewers to fiction, i.e. their belief that it is real. This phenomenon raises the issue of the cognitive processes governing access to a fictional reality during live theater and of their cerebral underpinnings. To get insight into the physiological substrates of adhesion we recreated the peculiar context of watching live drama in a functional magnetic resonance imaging experiment, with simultaneous recording of heart activity. The instants of adhesion were defined as the co-occurrence of theatrical events determined a priori by the stage director and the spectators’ offline reports of moments when fiction acted as reality. These data served to specify, for each spectator, individual fMRI time-series, used in a random-effect group analysis to define the pattern of brain response to theatrical events. The changes in this pattern related to subjects’ adhesion to fiction, were investigated using a region of interest analysis. The results showed that adhesion to theatrical events correlated with increased activity in the left BA47 and pSTS, together with a decrease in dynamic heart rate variability, leading us to discuss the hypothesis of subtle changes in the subjects’ state of awareness, enabling them to mentally dissociate physical and mental (drama-viewing experiences, to account for the phenomenon of adhesion to dramatic fiction.

  6. Survey of health problems in musical theater students: a pilot study. (United States)

    Wanke, Eileen M; Kunath, Esther K; Koch, Franziska; Davenport, Jaqueline; Weisser, Burkhard; Groneberg, David A; Mache, Stefanie; Endres, Eva; Vitzthum, Karin


    Musical theater performers are the "triathletes" in the performing arts. The field requires versatility in a combination of skills including dancing, singing, and drama in a high frequency of performances. The aim of this study was to analyze and evaluate the health situation of musical theater students using a complete musical educational institute as an example (n = 37). The basis for the evaluation was a questionnaire survey (standardized F 1000). All students of the school participated (20 males, 17 females). Of the students, 62% have a part-time job for financial reasons, and 67.7% state only a "partial satisfaction" with their body. Regarding injury, 45.9% claim to sustain an orthopaedic injury up to twice a year, and 29.7% up to three or four times. A total of 49 acute injuries (1.3/student) and 42 chronic complaints (1.1/student) were stated. The lower extremity was the most common acutely injured region (65.3%), followed by the spine (16.3%) and upper extremity (14.3%). Of chronic complaints, the lumbar spine was the most commonly affected area, followed by the hip joint and pelvic area. Thirty-three and 24% of acute injuries occurred during "spins" and/or "stretching," respectively. There were various causes for physical and mental problems. The results show both parallels and differences to the relevant literature. It is shown that health hazards already arise in the education of musical performers. This provides particulars for the implementation of injury prevention measures during the theoretical and practical education of musical students.

  7. Acting Out: Enabling Meaningful Participation Among People With Long-Term Mental Health Problems in a Music and Theater Workshop. (United States)

    Ørjasæter, Kristin Berre; Ness, Ottar


    In this article, we explore what enables meaningful participation in a music and theater workshop from a first person's perspective of people with mental health problems. The study uses a hermeneutical-phenomenological approach. Data were collected from qualitative in-depth interviews with 12 participants in a music and theater workshop located in a Norwegian mental health hospital. Data were analyzed through thematic analysis. Two overarching themes were identified: (a) room for dignity and (b) a creative arena. This study indicates that to enable participation for people with long-term mental health problems, it is important to facilitate activities that are flexible, person centered, and resource oriented, in which participants have the possibility to participate regardless of symptoms, functional ability, or whether they are hospitalized. In addition, having professionals who believe in creative growth and offer an illness-free zone that belongs to the participants in a hospital setting is of great importance.

  8. Counterproliferation strategy: The influence of technology, budget, and arms control on theater missile defenses. Strategic research project

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    Parlier, G.H.


    This paper describes the historical evolution of the theater missile threat during World War II and the Persian Gulf War, and analyzes current technological challenges, budgetary pressures, and arms control restraints which constrain the development and deployment of effective theater missile defenses. The impact of these trends on strategic concepts as outlined in the National Military Strategy and their implications for attaining national policy objectives is assessed. A systems approach is used to described analyze, and evaluate the effectiveness of emerging counterproliferation strategy within the framework of an ends-ways-means strategy formulation paradigm. I conclude that current trends will lead to a self-deterring strategy: resources are inadequate to support the ways we intend to achieve our national objectives. Recommendations are made to eliminate unacceptable risk and enhance the concept of `extended conventional deterrence` consistent with U.S. national values and security interests for our role in a new world order.

  9. Dramatic Rewritings of the Spanish Golden Age Theater of Cervantes´s La fuerza de la sangre

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    Juan Manuel Escudero Baztán


    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the Golden age spanish theater recreations of Cervantes’s exemplary novel La fuerza de la sangre. Specifically, the paper reviews three important stages in these recreations: La fuerza de la sangre of Guillen de Castro, El agravio satisfecho de Castillo Solórzano, and No hay cosa como callar de Calderon de la Barca. Different rewrites indicate a close relationship between the three dramatic texts through intertextuality and other influences.

  10. Feasibility and Validation of Viral Respiratory Disease Surveillance in a Combat Theater Using the Filmarray Respiratory Panel


    Maves, Ryan; Larson, Derek; Dempsey, Michael; Connors, Benjamin; Baldwin, James; Thomas, Richard; Starr, Clarise


    Abstract Background Viral respiratory infections are a significant threat to deployed military units. Pathogen-based surveillance may be hampered by limitations in trained personnel in theater, difficulty with specimen shipment, and technical issues with equipment maintenance. In this project, we evaluated the performance of the FilmArray respiratory panel at military clinics in Afghanistan and compare results to testing performed in the United States. Methods Participants were recruited afte...

  11. Finishing what was started: an analysis of theater research conducted from 2010 to 2012. (United States)

    Dukes, Susan; Tourtillott, Brandon; Bryant, Devin; Carter, Kristina; McNair, Shanelle; Maupin, Genny; Tamminga, Cindy


    The Joint Combat Casualty Research Team (JC2RT) is part of the human research protection regulatory system implemented in 2005 to oversee the conduct of research in a deployed military combatant command. In 2010, SharePoint, a web-based tool, was established to track study documents. This study conducted by JC2RT no. 13 describes characteristics of research studies under the purview of the JC2RT from 2010 through 2012. Of the 83 research studies reviewed, 34% were completed, 32% were not completed, and 34% were still in progress. Target sample sizes ranged from 12 to 70,000, with 96% of the research studying U.S. military members. The design of 61% of the studies was prospective, 20% surveys, and 14% retrospective reviews. Approximately one-half of the studies were conducted at single sites. Eighty-four percent of the studies that finished an institutional review board (IRB) were completed, whereas a large number of studies never made it to IRB approval. Even after studies have gone through the rigorous process of scientific review and IRB approval some continue to struggle for years to be completed in the theater of operations. The JC2RT is committed to helping facilitate the ethical conduct of research during war. Reprint & Copyright © 2015 Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.

  12. "Security Theater" in the Pediatric Wing: The Case for RFID Protection for Infants in Hospitals (United States)

    Wyld, David C.

    In a typical year, five infants are abducted by strangers from hospitals. These are devastating events for the families involved and for the health care facilities' staff and executives. This article looks at the nature of newborn and infant abductions, analyzing data on these kidnappings from the FBI and from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Then, the article examines the potential for RFID (radio frequency identification) based systems to improve security in the pediatric area of hospitals, providing an overview of the technology on the market today for infant protection. The article concludes with an analysis of the ROI (return on investment) equation for health care administrators to consider in weighing their options on how to prevent a statistically unlikely, but potentially cataclysmic occurrence, at their facility. In the end, RFID-based infant protection systems can be seen as a form of "security theater," serving as a "palliative countermeasure" that will indeed work - both substantively and psychologically - to promote a more secure hospital environment for moms and their newborns.

  13. Theater as a therapeutic resource for the prevention ofsubstance abuse: teenagers’ perception

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    Edyr Marcelo Costa Hermeto


    Full Text Available Objective: To understand the importance of theater as an occupational therapy resource for the prevention of substance abuse by teens enrolled in a community-based psychosocial project. Methods: A qualitative, descriptive study with a critical reflection approach held at a community center in the Community of Dendê, Fortaleza-Ceará, Data were collected from March to May 2009 in a group of ten (10 teenagers of both sexes, aged 12 to 18 years, who lived in socially vulnerable situations and participated in the GESTTO group (Group of Socio-theatrical Expressions in Occupational Therapy. A structured interview was used with a simple observation of groups of theatrical activities and a field book. The analysis of the empirical material was based on Orlandi’s discourse analysis. Results: It was found that theatrical activities used as an occupational therapy resource constitute a powerful tool for the prevention of substance abuse, promoting increased self-esteem, the restructuring of the model of social identity, and the discovery of potentialities and abilities by teenagers so that they can become peer educators for the prevention of substance abuse in the community. Conclusion: The theatrical activity provided teenagers with a clear understanding of the use and abuse of illicit drugs, making them more sensitive to prevention and self-identity, making a significant change in their lives. doi:10.5020/18061230.2013.p333

  14. Big Thinking: The Power of Nanoscience (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Milliron, Delia; Sanili, Babak; Weber-Bargioni, Alex; Xu, Ting


    Science at the Theater, June 6th, 2011: Berkeley Lab scientists reveal how nanoscience will bring us cleaner energy, faster computers, and improved medicine. Alex Weber-Bargioni: How can we see things at the nanoscale? Alex is pioneering new methods that provide unprecedented insight into nanoscale materials and molecular interactions. The goal is to create rules for building nanoscale materials. Babak Sanii: Nature is an expert at making nanoscale devices such as proteins. Babak is developing ways to see these biological widgets, which could help scientists develop synthetic devices that mimic the best that nature has to offer. Ting Xu: How are we going to make nanoscale devices? A future in which materials and devices are able to assemble themselves may not be that far down the road. Ting is finding ways to induce a wide range of nanoscopic building blocks to assemble into complex structures. Delia Milliron: The dividends of nanoscience could reshape the way we live, from smart windows and solar cells to artificial photosynthesis and improved medical diagnosis. Delia is at the forefront of converting fundamental research into nanotechnology. Moderated by Jim DeYoreo, interim director of the Molecular Foundry, a facility located at Berkeley Lab where scientists from around the world address the myriad challenges in nanoscience.

  15. Morphological characteristics of professional ballet dancers of the Bolshoi theater company. (United States)

    Ferrari, Elisa Pinheiro; Silva, Diego Augusto Santos; Martins, Cilene Rebolho; Fidelix, Yara Lucy; Petroski, Edio Luiz


    The objective of this study was to describe the morphological profile ofprofessional dancers compared with university physical education students. Thirty-five subjects were evaluated as follows: 13 professional ballet dancers of the Bolshoi Theater Company, six males and seven females, and 22 university physical education students, 11 males and 11 females. Body mass, height, skinfold (triceps, biceps, subscapular, chest, axilla, supraspinale, Iliac crest, abdominal, Front thigh, medial calf) girth (Arm flexed and tensed, forearm, waist, gluteal girth, Mid-thigh girth and calf) and breadth (wrist, ankle, Biepicondylar humerus and femur) were evaluated and somatotype, body fat percentage (BF%) body mass index (BMI), Sigma7 Skinfolds lean body mass, bone, residual and muscle mass were calculated. Dancers showed lower values for BMI, sum of seven skinfolds, BF%, body fat percentage, fat mass, residual mass (pvalues were lower for university physical education students of both sexes (p<0.05). When assessing differences between male and female dancers and male and female university physical education students, dancers appeared to be more homogeneous than students. As for somatotype, male dancers showed predominance of mesomorphy over the other components and female dancers showed predominance of ectomorphy. The intense training in classical ballet interfered in body composition components, changing them significantly.

  16. MEDUSA: A concept for countering multiple targets from theater ballistic missiles. Final report

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    Peglow, S.G.


    We feel that the concept of intercepting a fractionated threat from a tactical ballistic missile is potentially feasible and would have very high payoff for the defense. Many other concepts have been suggested to solve this problem, although they have mostly been more futuristic approaches, e.g. aircrafty based lasers. We also believe that current technologies are not likely to be adequate for the expected types of very small submunition payloads, especially in the presence of relatively simple countermeasures. The MEDUSA concept, or its clones, may very well provide a vehicle for the study of less stressing threats, e.g. separating warheads and provide a lethality enhancement for non-deployed payloads. An opportunity also exists to investigate alternative technologies, such as the explosively-formed ``disk`` idea. The use of high-precision, limited field-of-view sensor-fuzed munitions is a subject of interest in other Defense Department programs and may have application to the important area of theater missile defense.

  17. LED surgical lighting system with multiple free-form surfaces for highly sterile operating theater application. (United States)

    Liu, Peng; Zhang, Yaqin; Zheng, Zhenrong; Li, Haifeng; Liu, Xu


    Although the ventilation system is widely employed in the operating theater, a strictly sterile surgical environment still cannot be ensured because of laminar disturbance, which is mainly caused by the surgical lighting system. Abandoning traditional products, we propose an LED surgical lighting system, which can alleviate the laminar disturbance and provide an appropriate lighting condition for surgery. It contains a certain amount of LED lens units, which are embedded in the ceiling and arranged around the air supply smallpox. The LED lens unit integrated with an LED light source and a free-form lens is required to produce a uniform circular illumination with a large tolerance to the change of lighting distance. To achieve such a dedicated lens, two free-form refractive surfaces, which are converted into two ordinary differential equations by the design method presented in this paper, are used to deflect the rays. The results show that the LED surgical lighting system can provide an excellent illumination environment for surgery, and, apparently, the laminar disturbance also can be relieved.

  18. Self-assessment of performance among surgical trainees during simulated procedures in a simulated operating theater. (United States)

    Moorthy, Krishna; Munz, Yaron; Adams, Sally; Pandey, Vikas; Darzi, Ara


    The ability of surgeons to assess their own performance is essential for training and self-regulation. The latter is based on the premise that they recognize their weaknesses and seek remedial action accordingly. Twenty-seven surgical trainees performed a simulated saphenofemoral high-tie on a synthetic model in a simulated operating theater. The performance assessment consisted of blinded rating of technical skills and a global rating of team skills by a human factors expert and a trained surgical research fellow. Subjects also were asked to assess their own performance using the same methods. Spearman's rho was used for data analysis. There was a strong correlation between the experts rating of technical skills and self-assessment (rho = .64). However, the correlation improved with increasing experience. It was .24 for junior trainees, .43 for those with intermediate experience, and .52 for senior trainees. There was a low correlation between the self-assessment and the expert scores for human factors skills (rho = .31). The correlation was higher for the 2 junior groups compared with the senior trainees. Unlike other studies on self-assessment, this study found that senior surgical trainees are accurate in their self-assessment of technical skills. However, this was not true in the case of human factors skills.

  19. The sociological investigation of the audience of the Opera of the National theater in Belgrade

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    Hadžibulić Sabina


    Full Text Available The Opera of the National Theater in Belgrade was founded in 1920, but it is well known that opera performances were held long before its official opening. Despite the fact that this is the sole opera house in Belgrade (and one of the only two in Serbia, as well as the fact that it did not face any strong audience fluctuation, it is unusual that no one ever tried to investigate and profile its audience. During the last decades we were witnessing the popularization of the opera via various medias, as well as development and extention of the music industry, which surely changed its social status. The aim of the investigation that is going to be presented is to discover if this social life of opera changed its audience and does it still consists of - according to stereotypes - elderly, high educated individuals of certain professions and high material standards, i.e. at which level the opera is present in the private and public sphere of their lives.

  20. Tourniquets and exsanguinators: a potential source of infection in the orthopedic operating theater?

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    Brennan, Stephen A


    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fomites are increasingly being recognised as a source of hospital-acquired infection. We have therefore assessed tourniquets and exsanguinators for the presence of bacterial pathogens in 1 elective and 2 trauma orthopedic hospitals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Swabs were taken prior to and after decontaminating these devices with 1 of 3 different cleaning modalities. These were then assessed for colony counts and organisms identified. RESULTS: Bacteria commonly implicated in surgical site infections such as coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus and Proteus spp. were prevalent. We also found a resistant strain of Acinetobacter and Candida. Exsanguinators were the most heavily contaminated devices, and colony counts in the trauma hospitals were up to 400% higher than in the elective hospital. Alcohol- and non-alcohol-based sterile wipes were both highly effective in decontaminating the devices. INTERPRETATION: Infectious organisms reside on the tourniquets and exsanguinators presently used in the orthopedic theater. These fomites may possibly be a source of surgical site infection. We have demonstrated a simple and effective means of decontaminating these devices between cases.

  1. A review of three educational projects using interactive theater to improve physician-patient communication when treating patients with irritable bowel syndrome

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    Ben Saypol


    Full Text Available Background: Quality communication skills and increased multicultural sensitivity are universal goals, yet teaching them have remained a challenge for educators. Objective: To document the process and participant responses to Interactive Theater when used as a method to teach physician-patient communication and cross-cultural competency. Design, setting, and participants: Three projects are reported. They were collaborations between Theater Delta, the UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, the Rome Foundation, the World Gastroenterology Organization, and the American Gastroenterological Association. Outcome measures: 8 forced choice and 6 open ended were collected from each participant using a post-performance evaluation form. Results: Responses to the 8 indicators relating to a positive experience participating in the Interactive Theater. The vast majority either agreed or strongly agreed with the statements on the evaluation form. Written comments explained why. Conclusions: Data indicates that Interactive Theater stimulates constructive dialogue, analysis, solutions, and intended behavior change with regard to communication skills and adapting to patients from multicultural backgrounds. Interactive Theater directly focuses on communication itself (active listening, empathy, recognizing cultural differences, etc. and shows promise as an effective way to improve awareness and skills around these issues.

  2. A review of three educational projects using interactive theater to improve physician-patient communication when treating patients with irritable bowel syndrome. (United States)

    Saypol, Ben; Drossman, Douglas A; Schmulson, Max J; Olano, Carolina; Halpert, Albena; Aderoju, Ademola; Chang, Lin


    Quality communication skills and increased multicultural sensitivity are universal goals, yet teaching them have remained a challenge for educators. To document the process and participant responses to Interactive Theater when used as a method to teach physician/patient communication and cross-cultural competency. Three projects are reported. They were collaborations between Theater Delta, the UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, the Rome Foundation, the World Gastroenterology Organization, and the American Gastroenterological Association. 8 forced choice and 6 open ended were collected from each participant using a post-performance evaluation form. Responses to the 8 indicators relating to a positive experience participating in the Interactive Theater. The vast majority either agreed or strongly agreed with the statements on the evaluation form. Written comments explained why. Data indicates that Interactive Theater stimulates constructive dialogue, analysis, solutions, and intended behavior change with regard to communication skills and adapting to patients from multicultural backgrounds. Interactive Theater directly focuses on communication itself (active listening, empathy, recognizing cultural differences, etc.) and shows promise as an effective way to improve awareness and skills around these issues.

  3. Visions of our Planet's Atmosphere, Land and Oceans: NASA/NOAA Electronic Theater 2002 (United States)

    Haser, Fritz; Starr, David (Technical Monitor)


    The NASA/NOAA Electronic Theater presents Earth science observations and visualizations in a historical perspective. Fly in from outer space to the 2002 Winter Olympic Stadium Site of the Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Salt Lake City. Fly in and through Olympic Alpine Venues using 1 m IKONOS "Spy Satellite" data. Go back to the early weather satellite images from the 1960s and see them contrasted with the latest US and international global satellite weather movies including hurricanes and "tornadoes". See the latest visualizations of spectacular images from NASA/NOAA remote sensing missions like Terra, GOES, TRMM, SeaWiFS, Landsat 7 including new 1 - min GOES rapid scan image sequences of Nov 9th 2001 Midwest tornadic thunderstorms and have them explained. See how High-Definition Television (HDTV) is revolutionizing the way we communicate science. (In cooperation with the American Museum of Natural History in NYC) See dust storms in Africa and smoke plumes from fires in Mexico. See visualizations featured on the covers of Newsweek, TIME, National Geographic, Popular Science and on National and International Network TV. New computer software tools allow us to roam and zoom through massive global images e.g. Landsat tours of the US, and Africa, showing desert and mountain geology as well as seasonal changes in vegetation. See animations of the polar ice packs and the motion of gigantic Antarctic Icebergs from SeaWinds. data. Spectacular new visualizations of the global atmosphere and oceans are shown. See vortexes and currents in the global oceans that bring up the nutrients to feed tiny algae and draw the fish, whales and fisherman. See the how the ocean blooms in response to these currents and El Nino/La Nina climate changes. See the city lights, fishing fleets, gas flares and bio-mass burning of the Earth at night observed by the "night-vision" DMSP military satellite.

  4. The pedagogical emancipation of Jacques Rancière and the theater of the oppressed as a re-distribution of the sensible

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    Pedro Augusto Boal Costa Gomes


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how Jaques Rancière’s pedagogical theory, intellectual emancipation, esthetics and politics as used as a basis to understand the Theater of the Oppressed as a form of re-distribution of the sensible inside contemporary society. The Theater of the Oppressed practices, able to provide social and political emancipation with esthetical resources, can renew the ways of sensible appropriation, as well as the snip of this appropriation. The “intelligentsia equality” assumption, allied to several mechanisms that can give the oppressed people the artistic means of production, will be exposed here as a voice capable of answering the contemporary challenges of political emancipation. This article has the intention to articulate an interdisciplinary perspective, because it works with conceptions from politics, philosophy, theater and education.

  5. Review of the theater of trauma: american modernist drama and the psychological struggle for the american mind, 1900-1930. (United States)

    Gold, Steven N


    Reviews the book, The Theater of Trauma: American Modernist Drama and the Psychological Struggle for the American Mind, 1900-1930 by Michael Cotsell (2005). For most of the 20th century, psychoanalytic theory and its myriad offshoots so pervasively influenced literary criticism in the United States that for many it is difficult to imagine examining American literature of that era through any other psychological lens. In his new book The Theater of Trauma: American Modernist Drama and the Psychological Struggle for the American Mind, 1900-1930, Michael Cotsell alerts us to the existence of an alternate psychological perspective that dominated the American landscape before Freudian analysis gained widespread acceptance on this side of the Atlantic--dissociationism. He makes a compelling case that from the waning years of the 19th through the early decades of the 20th century American modernist drama was primarily shaped not by psychoanalytic thought, but by dissociationist psychology. Cotsell argues that it is dissociationism that informed and sustained the modernist sensibility in American drama, and that once dissociationist psychology was eclipsed by psychoanalytic theory, the demise of modernist playwriting was inevitable. Despite the breadth of this book, it is no more realistic that a single work could provide the last word on the relevance of dissociationism to drama than that one volume could offer a comprehensive discussion of the pertinence of psychoanalytic theory to the theater. Cotsell reminds us of the existence of a conceptual framework that carries tremendous explanatory power in its capacity to cogently link the realm of the psychological and personal to that of the social and political. The continued ubiquity of trauma and dissociation in contemporary life render the dissociationist perspective as relevant today as it was in the modernist epoch. Consequently, the significance of The Theater of Trauma extends well beyond the specific territory it

  6. "I Caught It at the Movies": Reflections on Medical History, Movie Theaters, and the Cinema of Contagion. (United States)

    Wahlert, Lance


    Undertaking an examination of the precarious places of the movies and movie theaters in queer lives in the 20th century, this article takes up a series of anecdotal episodes and feature-length films to consider how the space-related stakes of LGBT health have been best understood in literal cinema houses and the narrative cinema projections inside of them. The author argues for an appreciation of LGBT-themed motion pictures as oscillating between perpetuator of queer pathology and its potential solution.

  7. Code-switching in Chicano Theater : Power, Identity and Style in Three Plays by Cherríe Moraga


    Jonsson, Carla


    The thesis examines local and global functions of code-switching and code-mixing in Chicano theater, i.e. in writing intended for performance. The data of this study consists of three published plays by Chicana playwright Cherríe Moraga. Distinguishing between code-switching and code-mixing, the investigation explores local and global functions of these phenomena. Local functions of code-switching are functions that can be seen in the text and, as a consequence, can be regarded as meaningfu...

  8. Feed back of the parents and / or relatives witnessing a squint surgery of their ward in the operation theater

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    Mihir Kothari


    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to know the response of the relatives attending the squint surgery of their ward. A trained secretary administered an eight item questionnaire by live / telephonic interview. Of the 44 attendees, two left the Operation Theater before completion of the surgery. Mean age of the patients was 7.2 years ± 7.8 and that of the attendees was 36.1 years ± 8.5. Forty patients had a surgery under general anesthesia and four under local anesthesia. Eleven (25% attendees experienced an increase in anxiety. Thirty-six (82% attendees reported increased transparency, 38 (86% reported increased confidence, and 43 (98% reported increased awareness. None found any disadvantage. Twenty-seven (61% recommended this practice for all and 16 (36% recommended the practice selectively. The internal validity of the questionnaire was fair (Cronbach′s Alpha = 0.6. It was concluded that the presence of relatives in the Operation Theater during the surgery could bring in more transparency, accountability, confidence, awareness, and trust.

  9. Visions of our Planet's Atmosphere, Land and Oceans: NASA/NOAA Electronic Theater 2002 (United States)

    Hasler, A. F.; Starr, David (Technical Monitor)


    The NASA/NOAA Electronic Theater presents Earth science observations and visualizations in a historical perspective. Fly in from outer space to the Olympic Medals Plaza, the new Gateway Center, and the University of Utah Stadium Site of the Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Salt Lake City. Fly in and through the Park City, and Snow Basin sites of the 2002 Winter Olympic Alpine Venues using 1 m IKONOS "Spy Satellite" data. See the four seasons of the Wasatch Front as observed by Landsat 7 at 15m resolution and watch the trees turn color in the Fall, snow come and go in the mountains and the reservoirs freeze and melt. Go back to the early weather satellite images from the 1960s and see them contrasted with the latest US and international global satellite weather movies Including hurricanes & "tornadoes". See the latest visualizations of spectacular images from NASA/NOAA remote sensing missions like Terra, GOES, TRMM, SeaWiFS, Landsat 7 including new 1 - min GOES rapid scan image sequences of Nov 9th 2001 Midwest tornadic thunderstorms and have them explained. See how High-Definition Television (HDTV) is revolutionizing the way we communicate science. (In cooperation with the American Museum of Natural History in NYC) See dust storms in Africa and smoke plumes from fires in Mexico. See visualizations featured on the covers Of Newsweek, TIME, National Geographic, Popular Science & on National & International Network TV. New computer software. tools allow us to roam & zoom through massive global images e.g. Landsat tours of the US, and Africa, showing desert and mountain geology as well as seasonal changes in vegetation. See animations of the polar ice packs and the motion of gigantic Antarctic Icebergs from SeaWinds data. Spectacular new visualizations of the global atmosphere & oceans are shown. See vertexes and currents in the global oceans that bring up the nutrients to feed tin) algae and draw the fish, whales and fisherman. See the how the ocean blooms in

  10. Alternative ventilation system for operating theaters: parameter study and full-scale assessment of the performance of a local ventilation system

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    J.G.H. Loogman; Dr. H.S.M. Kort; I.M. de Visser; M.G.L.C. Loomans


    A local operating theater ventilation device to specifically ventilate the wound area has been developed and investigated. The ventilation device is combined with a blanket which lies over the patient during the operation. Two configurations were studied: Configuration 1 where HEPA-filtered air was

  11. Reported vocal habits of first-year undergraduate musical theater majors in a preprofessional training program: a 10-year retrospective study. (United States)

    Donahue, Erin N; Leborgne, Wendy D; Brehm, Susan Baker; Weinrich, Barbara D


    Collegiate-level musical theater performance students are a specialized group of vocal performers, who rely on frequent and optimal voice use for their academic advancement and ultimate livelihood. The purpose of this study was to gather information to develop a greater understanding of vocal health and practice patterns of incoming collegiate-level musical theater performers. Data obtained from questionnaires completed by freshman musical theater majors were retrospectively analyzed to gather information about baseline vocal habits of the participants. Results of a questionnaire were obtained from incoming freshman musical theater students at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music over a period of 10 years (2002-2011). One hundred eighty-eight participants (female = 90) (male = 98) with an average age of 18.28 years (standard deviation = 0.726) were included. Results specifying participants' self-reported vocal training and practice habits, vocal health and hygiene practices, and current vocal symptoms or contributing factors to potential voice problems are provided. Data obtained from the participants revealed that the potential for vocal problems exists in this group of performers, as over half of the subjects reported at least one current negative vocal symptom. The findings from this study provide information that may be useful for individuals who are involved in the training of vocal performers. Copyright © 2014 The Voice Foundation. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Undergraduate Biology Students' Attitudes towards the Use of Curriculum-Based Reader's Theater in a Laboratory Setting (United States)

    Cross, Chrissy J.


    In the undergraduate biology laboratory, many freshmen are apathetic towards the content of the course. Curriculum based reader's theater (CRBT) is an instructional method that can increase interest the students in the content of the course while improving student communication, collaboration and understanding. This research is an examination of…

  13. El Profesor de Idiomas: El Teatro, Los Titeres Y Los Sketches (The Language Teacher: The Theater, the Puppets, and the Sketches). (United States)

    Galvez Touzet, Teresa

    This guide in Spanish for the foreign language teacher suggests that more emphasis be placed on theater and art in the second language classroom. Easy methods for creating functional and attractive visual aids for the classroom are described. This guide for elementary school teachers describes: (1) easy theatrical techniques that can be used daily…

  14. Feasibility and Validation of Viral Respiratory Disease Surveillance in a Combat Theater Using the Filmarray Respiratory Panel (United States)

    Maves, Ryan; Larson, Derek; Dempsey, Michael; Connors, Benjamin; Baldwin, James; Thomas, Richard; Starr, Clarise


    Abstract Background Viral respiratory infections are a significant threat to deployed military units. Pathogen-based surveillance may be hampered by limitations in trained personnel in theater, difficulty with specimen shipment, and technical issues with equipment maintenance. In this project, we evaluated the performance of the FilmArray respiratory panel at military clinics in Afghanistan and compare results to testing performed in the United States. Methods Participants were recruited after presenting at military clinics at Bagram Airfield (BAF), Afghanistan, in 2013–2014 with fever (≥38° C) and respiratory symptoms (cough, dyspnea, chest pain, and/or sore throat). General medical laboratory staff at BAF were trained to operate the FilmArray; nasopharyngeal swabs were obtained and tested in-theater using the FilmArray respiratory panel (Biofire Diagnostics, Salt Lake City, UT). Samples were then shipped to the USAFSAM Applied Technology Center in 50% RNALater (Qiagen, Valencia, CA) without dry ice and then retested using the same panel. Selected influenza isolates then underwent sequencing to evaluate for potential novel circulating strains. Results 29 specimens underwent testing. A virus was identified on FilmArray in 22/29 specimens at BAF and 24/29 specimens at USAFSAM, of whom 17/29 had influenza A. Positive results between BAF and USAFSAM were concordant in all cases; 2 of the negative results at BAF were identified as having influenza A and rhinovirus, respectively. Among those with influenza A, all but one had undergone seasonal influenza vaccination. 5 influenza isolates then underwent sequencing; 2 were A(H1N1pdm09) consistent with the predominant 2012–2013 strain, while 3 were A(H3N2) viruses with HA mutations that differed from those in the 2013–2014 vaccine strain. No resistance-associated neuraminidase mutations were identified. Conclusion Surveillance using the FilmArray system is effective and feasible in theater by general laboratory

  15. S-TEAMS: A Truly Multiprofessional Course Focusing on Nontechnical Skills to Improve Patient Safety in the Operating Theater. (United States)

    Stewart-Parker, Emma; Galloway, Robert; Vig, Stella

    Possessing adequate nontechnical skills (NTS) in operating theaters is of increasing interest to health care professionals, yet these are rarely formally taught. Teams make human errors despite technical expertise and knowledge, compromising patient safety. We designed a 1-day, multiprofessional, multidisciplinary course to teach, practice, and apply these skills through simulation. The course, "S-TEAMS," comprised a morning of lectures, case studies, and interactive teamworking exercises. The afternoon divided the group into multiprofessional teams to rotate around simulated scenarios. During the scenarios, teams were encouraged to focus on NTS, including communication strategies, situational awareness, and prompts such as checklists. A thorough debrief with experienced clinician observers followed. Data was collected through self-assessments, immediate and 6-month feedback to assess whether skills continued to be used and their effect on safety. In total, 68 health care professionals have completed the course thus far. All participants felt the course had a clear structure and that learning objectives were explicit. Overall, 95% felt the scenarios had good or excellent relevance to clinical practice. Self-assessments revealed a 55% increase in confidence for "speaking up" in difficult situations. Long-term data revealed 97% of the participants continued to use the skills, with 88% feeling the course had prevented them from making errors. Moreover, 94% felt the course had directly improved patient safety. There is a real demand and enthusiasm for developing NTS within the modern theater team. The simple and easily reproducible format of S-TEAMS is sustainable and inclusive, and crucially, the skills taught continue to be used in long term to improve patient safety and teamworking. Copyright © 2016 Association of Program Directors in Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. O DESEJO DOS OUTROS: aspectos da relação entre teatro e público na contemporaneidade/The desire of others: aspects of the relationship between theater and audience in contemporaneity

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    Desgranges, Flávio


    The author takes the French film The Taste of Others as a starting point to examine aspects of the relationship between theater and audience today, highlighting two key issues to think about the question...

  17. Teatro de intervenção: um resgate necessário (O teatro de revista e a política Theater of intervention: a necessary redeem (Revue company and the politics

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo serão abordadas as referências políticas presentes em um tipo de teatro geralmente classificado de ligeiro, teatro de entretenimento puro, teatro comercial: o teatro musicado carioca de fins do século XIX até as primeiras décadas do século XX. Por meio de suas revistas e burletas, o teatro musicado carioca destacava as mazelas e os males que assolavam a população da Corte e posteriormente Capital Federal.This article deals with the political references present in a type of theater usually classified as "light", "pure entertainement theater", "commercial theater": Rio de Janeiro's musical theater from the end of the 19th to the first decades of the 20th Century. Through its revues and burlesques it exposed the problems and evils that affected the population of the Court and later the Federal Capital.

  18. The dramatics of the misa de amores: parody and desacralized ritual in the gestation of Spanish religious theater of the early Renaissance

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    Peter Cocozzella


    Full Text Available The paramount role of the mass in the birth of Spanish theater of the late Middle Ages or early Renaissance has been duly recognized by authoritative critics and historians. These scholars, however, have paid little or no attention to the centrality of the Eucharist in the gestation phase of that theater. The present essay is focused on the process of adapting the rite of transubstantiation to a dramatic plot on the way to an eventual transmutation into a full-fledged theatrical representation. At issue here are the only four extant specimens of the so-called misa de amores of the fifteenth century. These daring parodies of the Mass include Francesc Moner’s most ingenious rendition of the genre. On the basis of Linda Hutcheon’s innovative theory, one may envisage a parodic mode that conditions the distinctive traits of a “desacralized” ritual, the very matrix of the transmutation in question.

  19. A Theater of War Big Enough for All Services: The U.S. Army’s Operational Role in the United States Pacific Command (United States)


    Europe. In fact, the Army can rightly be accused of having a European bias.(6) The shifting focus is a result of economic and political reality. As our...primary reason that these experts have bestowed such a title. In the next ten years, many of the most important security, economic, and political ...term " maritimae theater," create the potential of providing a license to think only in terms of naval forces using naval tactics and practicing naval

  20. An Adaptive Tabu Search Heuristic for the Location Routing Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows with a Theater Distribution Application (United States)


    where each type (e.g., able to walk , needs a wheelchair , etc.) requires suitable space on a vehicle from an origin to a destination (Mitrovic-Minic...planning theater distribution. These tools are designed to assist staff officers in developing information to facilitate the preparation of estimates...operations and across various terrains . For example, the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) fought an asymmetric

  1. A report of 3 soldiers returned to full duty after lumbar radiofrequency facet denervation in a theater of war. (United States)

    Dragovich, Anthony; Trainer, Robert J


    To provide the advanced interventional procedure of zygapophysial joint neurotomy to soldiers meeting the diagnostic criteria in a combat environment and thus reduce medical evacuations of soldiers from a theater of war. Retrospective chart review was performed on three consecutive soldiers who received neuroablation of the lumbar ZP joint. Patients received single MBB with 1 cc of 1% lidocaine at the b/l L3-L5 levels considered diagnostic if >50% analgesia was achieved concordant with duration of anesthetic.   All procedures were co-performed by the two authors at the Ibn Sina hospital in Baghdad, Iraq over a 3-month period. Three consecutive patients with >50% pain relief from diagnostic medial branch blocks were treated with radiofrequency ablation of the bilateral L3-L4 medial branch nerves and L5 posterior primary ramus. Sensory test stimulation at 50 Hz and motor stimulation at 2 Hz were performed at each level. The nerves were then lesioned at 80° Centigrade for 90 seconds after injection of lidocaine and methylprednisolone. Procedure was considered successful if patients were able to wear body armour without significant discomfort (at least 1 hour/day). Medical evacuation from Iraq was prevented and all soldiers returned to rigorous combat duties including the wearing of body armour daily. We believe to be the first to report on the use of RF nerve ablation in a war time setting and with this functional outcome. Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. All the World's a Stage: Integrating Theater and Medicine for Interprofessional Team Building in Physician and Nurse Residency Programs. (United States)

    Salam, Tabassum; Collins, Michelle; Baker, Ann-Marie


    To facilitate the delivery of excellent patient care, physician-nurse teams must work in a collaborative manner. We found that venues for the joint training of physician-nurse teams to foster collaboration are insufficient. We developed a novel interprofessional experience in which resident physicians and nurse residents practiced communication and collaboration skills involving a simulated alcohol withdrawal patient care scenario. Theater students portrayed the patients experiencing withdrawal. The team cared for each patient in a fully equipped and functioning hospital room in a simulation center. Together, they collaborated on interventions and a patient plan of care. After the 10-minute bedside scenario, physician and nurse educators facilitated a joint debriefing session for the physician-nurse learning team. Learners noted an improvement in their ability to identify alcohol withdrawal (44% of participants preencounter to 94% of participants postencounter) and to communicate with team members (55% of participants preencounter to 81% of participants postencounter). The learners felt the physician-nurse team training experience was exceptionally valuable for its authenticity.

  3. Solar Fridges and Personal Power Grids: How Berkeley Lab is Fighting Global Poverty (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Buluswar, Shashi [Director, LBNL Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies; Gadgil, Ashok


    At this November 26, 2012 Science at the Theater, scientists discussed the recently launched LBNL Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) at Berkeley Lab. LIGTT is an ambitious mandate to discover and develop breakthrough technologies for combating global poverty. It was created with the belief that solutions will require more advanced R&D and a deep understanding of market needs in the developing world. Berkeley Lab's Ashok Gadgil, Shashi Buluswar and seven other LIGTT scientists discussed what it takes to develop technologies that will impact millions of people. These include: 1) Fuel efficient stoves for clean cooking: Our scientists are improving the Berkeley Darfur Stove, a high efficiency stove used by over 20,000 households in Darfur; 2) The ultra-low energy refrigerator: A lightweight, low-energy refrigerator that can be mounted on a bike so crops can survive the trip from the farm to the market; 3) The solar OB suitcase: A low-cost package of the five most critical biomedical devices for maternal and neonatal clinics; 4) UV Waterworks: A device for quickly, safely and inexpensively disinfecting water of harmful microorganisms.

  4. [A Teaching Experience: Psychiatric Interview on a Simulated Scenario With the Participation of Actors of the Altergesto Theater Group]. (United States)

    Betancourt Galeano, Wendy; Castrillón Muñoz, Eduardo; Godoy Jaimes, Kristy Alejandra; Matheus Lamus, Johanna; Ramírez Rivera, Sandra Milena; Ríos Castañeda, Sandra Viviana


    Simulation has been used as a learning tool in different disciplines and professions, including medicine and its specialties. Its usefulness is directly related to the integration of objectives, contents, methodologies and specific resources in each area of knowledge. To describe the development of an educational experience implemented in the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali (Cali, Colombia) with medical students of Human Behavior II program, between 2012 and 2013. This experience was performed with simulated patients played by actors of the Altergesto theater group, that were interviewed by students under the supervision of psychiatrists and teachers of the subject, using the Simulated Hospital of the University. A historical development recall of the teaching sequence was made from the first half of 2012 to the second half of 2013, a statement of pedagogical objectives, and a description of the teaching-learning strategies. 158 interviews were conducted over a period of two years during which it was necessary to raise methodological solutions to adapt this teaching sequence to the content and objectives of the subject. The high-fidelity simulation, integrating actors who represent psychiatric patients mixed with the technology of a Simulated Hospital was useful to achieve compliance with the objectives proposed in the course of Human Behavior II, as a part of the program of Medicine at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali. In parallel, the construction of experience as an interdisciplinary project and the practical approach of this strategy may impact on cognitive, emotional, behavioral dimensions of the participants, encouraging meaningful learning. An easy access database for the collected material and the study of the effects of this strategy in the formation of long-term students is needed. Copyright © 2015 Asociación Colombiana de Psiquiatría. Publicado por Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  5. Assessment of preventive measures for accidental blood exposure in operating theaters: a survey of 20 hospitals in Northern France. (United States)

    Tarantola, Arnaud; Golliot, Franck; L'Heriteau, François; Lebascle, Karin; Ha, Catherine; Farret, Danièle; Bignon, Sylvie; Smaïl, Amar; Doutrellot-Philippon, Catherine; Astagneau, Pascal; Bouvet, Elisabeth


    Accidental exposures to blood of body fluids (ABE) expose health care workers (HCW) to the risk of occupational infection. Our aim was to assess the prevention equipment available in the operating theater (OT) with reference to guidelines or recommendations and its use by the staff in that OT on that day and past history of ABE. Correspondents of the Centre de Coordination de la Lutte contre les Infections Nosocomiales (CCLIN) Paris-Nord ABE Surveillance Taskforce carried out an observational multicenter survey in 20 volunteer French hospitals. In total, 260 operating staff (including 151 surgeons) were investigated. Forty-nine of the 260 (18.8%) staff said they double-gloved for all patients and procedures, changing gloves hourly. Blunt-tipped suture needles were available in 49.1% of OT; 42 of 76 (55.3%) of the surgeons in these OT said they never used them. Overall, 60% and 64% of surgeons had never self-tested for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV), respectively. Fifty-five surgeons said they had sustained a total of 96 needlestick injuries during the month preceding the survey. Ten of these surgeons had notified of 1 needlestick injury each to the occupational health department of their hospital (notification rate, 10.4%). The occurrence of needlestick injury remained high in operating personnel in France in 2000. Although hospitals may improve access to protective devices, operating staff mindful of safety in the OT should increase their use of available devices, their knowledge of their own serostatus, and their ABE notification rate to guide well-targeted prevention efforts.

  6. Rezension von: Susanne de Ponte: Ein Bild von einem Mann – gespielt von einer Frau. Die wechselvolle Geschichte der Hosenrolle auf dem Theater. München: edition text + kritik 2013.

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    Full Text Available Susanne de Ponte versammelt in ihrem Band, bestehend aus umfangreich bebildertem Katalog sowie einer begleitenden theaterhistorischen Abhandlung, zahlreiche Bildbeispiele von Hosenrollen in den drei Haupt-Theatergattungen des westeuropäischen Theaters, dem Sprechtheater, dem Musiktheater und dem Tanztheater. Diese werden anhand dreier Typen, die die Autorin ausmacht, beschrieben, der echten, der verkleideten und der ‚falschen‘ Hosenrolle. Nach einem Kurzüberblick über den Beginn des Theaters seit der Antike bildet das westeuropäische Theater vom 17. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert den Schwerpunkt. Das Buch bietet einen reichen visuellen Fundus, zusammen mit einer kultur- und theaterhistorischen Zusammenschau zum Thema Hosenrolle und der damit verbundenen Geschlechterkonzepte.

  7. Electronic delivery of alternative contents in cinemas before the digital era: the case of theater television in the US exhibition market in the 1940s and 1950s

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    Kira Kitsopanidou


    Full Text Available Au début des années 1950, la 20th Century–Fox a acquis les droits à un système suisse de télévision projetée (theater television appelé Eidophor, qui allait, selon la direction du studio, élargir le champ des opportunités économiques pour les exploitants de salles. L’idée était de transmettre en direct aux salles abonnées des « événements spéciaux » (des pièces à succès en provenance de Broadway, des opéras, des concerts, des événements sportifs et des films dans une qualité d’image et de son optimale. En 1952, 300 transmissions ont pu avoir lieu dans les salles de cinéma aux Etats-Unis, dont cinq organisées au niveau national. En décembre 1952, l’opéra Carmen a été diffusé en direct depuis le Metropolitan Opera de New York dans 31 salles de 26 villes différentes. Le gala d’ouverture de l’Opéra en 1954 a même été transmis dans un réseau de salles encore plus étendu. Envisagé au départ comme un complément régulier de la programmation des salles, le contenu hors film fera finalement l’objet d’une exploitation plutôt événementielle. Les exploitants (notamment de circuits importants n’installeront finalement l’équipement nécessaire que pour les transmissions justifiant la dépense. La numérisation du parc de salles américain et mondial appelle aujourd’hui à réexaminer les stratégies de programmation de contenus hors film dans les années 1950 et à revoir le discours de la 20th Century–Fox au sujet des possibilités ouvertes par la diffusion électronique. Cet article a pour objectif d’étudier l’un des chapitres les moins connus de l’histoire de l’exploitation cinématographique aux Etats-Unis. En effet, à la lumière des évolutions contemporaines dans le domaine des médias numériques, cette première tentative d’introduction à grande échelle d’une forme de distribution dématérialisée de contenus film et hors film vers les salles de cinéma rev

  8. U.S. Combat-related Invasive Fungal Wound Infection (IFI) Epidemiology and Wound Microbiology: Afghanistan Theater 2009–2014 (United States)

    Ganesan, Anuradha; Shaikh, Faraz; Peterson, Philip; Bradley, William P; Blyth, Dana M; Lu, Dan Z; Bennett, Denise; Schnaubelt, Elizabeth; Johnson, Brian; Merritt, Teresa; Flores, Nicole; Hawthorne, Virginia; Wells, Justin; Carson, Leigh; Tribble, David R


    Abstract Background Culturing combat-related wounds often yields both fungi and bacteria. It is difficult to differentiate fungal contamination from infection, and objective criteria that identify patients at risk for IFI are needed. This study was designed to characterize IFI among US combat casualties in the Afghanistan Theater. Methods This retrospective study includes subjects with any labortory evidence of fungi (either histopathology or cultures). Wounds with ongoing necrosis and labortory evidence of infection were classified as IFI). Wounds with labortory evidence of fungal infection, but without ongoing necrosis were classified as either highly suspicious wounds based on objective clinical criteria (i.e., presence of systemic and local signs of infection and use of antifungals for ≥10 days) or non-IFI wounds if they failed to meet clinical criteria. Results Of 1932 subjects, 246 (12.7%) had labortory evidence of fungal infection. There were a total of 143 IFI wounds (n = 94), 157 non-IFI wounds (n = 96), and 113 high suspicion wounds (n = 56). IFI subjects had significantly higher injury severity scores (ISS median: 39.5 vs. 33), Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores (7 vs. 2) and were more likely to require mechanical ventilation (66 vs. 28%). IFI patients also had higher ISS (93 vs. 84% with ISS >25) and SOFA scores (7 vs. 4) compared with the subjects with high suspicion wounds. IFI wounds often grew molds belonging to the order Mucorales compared with high suspicion (19 vs. 10%, P = 0.04) and non-IFI wounds (19 vs. 7%, P = 0.02). About half of the IF wounds grew fungi of the order Mucorales either isolated alone or in conjunction with other fungi, in comparison, 25% of the high suspicion wounds and 11% of the non-IFI wounds grew fungi of the order Mucorales. Three groups of fungi belonging to the order Mucorales, genus Aspergillus and Fusarium accounted for 83% of the IFI wounds and 74% of the high suspicion wounds

  9. Effect of vacuum spine board immobilization on incidence of pressure ulcers during evacuation of military casualties from theater. (United States)

    Mok, James M; Jackson, Keith L; Fang, Raymond; Freedman, Brett A


    In the summer of 2009, the vacuum spine board (VSB) was designated by the US Air Force as the preferred method of external spinal immobilization during aeromedical transport of patients with suspected unstable thoracolumbar spine fractures. One purported advantage of the VSB is that, by distributing weight over a larger surface area, it decreases the risk of skin pressure ulceration. To examine whether the rate of pressure ulcers has changed since the introduction of the VSB. Retrospective cohorts. Injured US service members undergoing spinal immobilization during evacuation from the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters to Landstuhl, Germany. Presence and stage of pressure ulceration, and deterioration in neurologic status. Records of the initial 60 patients medically evacuated on the VSB to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center were retrospectively analyzed for patient demographics, injury characteristics, and incidence of pressure injury. The incidence of pressure ulcers after the use of VSB was compared with that in a historical control consisting of 30 patients with unstable spinal injuries evacuated before the introduction of the VSB. No sources of external funding were used for this investigation. The combined cohort had a mean age of 28.8 years and mean Injury Severity Score (ISS) of 20.63 and comprised 96% men. Most injury mechanisms were blunt (58%). The rate of neurological injury was 19%. There were no cases of progressive neurological deficit or deformity in either cohort. In the VSB group, using a broad definition of pressure ulcer, incidence was 13 of 60 patients (22%). Using a strict definition, incidence was eight of 60 (13%): five Stage I and three Stage II. In the non-VSB group, incidence of pressure ulcers was three of 30 (10%), using either definition, all Stage II. Difference in incidence between the groups was not statistically significant. Intubated patients had a significantly higher incidence of pressure ulcers. Both the VSB and historic means (non

  10. Effectiveness of mental health screening and coordination of in-theater care prior to deployment to Iraq: a cohort study. (United States)

    Warner, Christopher H; Appenzeller, George N; Parker, Jessica R; Warner, Carolynn M; Hoge, Charles W


    The authors assessed the effectiveness of a systematic method of predeployment mental health screening to determine whether screening decreased negative outcomes during deployment in Iraq's combat setting. Primary care providers performed directed mental health screenings during standard predeployment medical screening. If indicated, on-site mental health providers assessed occupational functioning with unit leaders and coordinated in-theater care for those cleared for deployment. Mental health-related clinical encounters and evacuations during the first 6 months of deployment in 2007 were compared for 10,678 soldiers from three screened combat brigades and 10,353 soldiers from three comparable unscreened combat brigades. Of 10,678 soldiers screened, 819 (7.7%, 95% confidence interval [CI]=7.2-8.2) received further mental health evaluation; of these, 74 (9.0%, 95% CI=7.1-11.0) were not cleared to deploy and 96 (11.7%, 95% CI=9.5-13.9) were deployed with additional requirements. After 6 months, soldiers in screened brigades had significantly lower rates of clinical contacts than did those in unscreened brigades for suicidal ideation (0.4%, 95% CI=0.3-0.5, compared with 0.9%, 95% CI=0.7-1.1), for combat stress (15.7%, 95% CI=15.0-16.4, compared with 22.0%, 95% CI=21.2-22.8), and for psychiatric disorders (2.9%, 95% CI=2.6-3.2, compared with 13.2%, 95% CI=12.5-13.8), as well as lower rates of occupational impairment (0.6%, 95% CI=0.4-0.7, compared with 1.8%, 95% CI=1.5-2.1) and air evacuation for behavioral health reasons (0.1%, 95% CI=0.1-0.2, compared with 0.3%, 95% CI=0.2-0.4). Predeployment mental health screening was associated with significant reductions in occupationally impairing mental health problems, medical evacuations from Iraq for mental health reasons, and suicidal ideation. This predeployment screening process provides a feasible system for screening soldiers and coordinating mental health support during deployment.

  11. Interdisciplinary Literacy Unit: Transformation of Italian Folklore through Shadow Theater. Pinocchio, Son of Leonardo, Survivor of Vesuvius: A Strong Body of Research Supports the Common-Sense Assumption that by Teaching Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Concepts become More Relevant to Students (United States)

    Zwirn, Susan Goetz; Fusco, Esther


    In the summer of 2007, the authors had the opportunity to lead a group of Hofstra University students, pre- and inservice, undergraduate and graduate, elementary and art teachers, to Sorrento, Italy, for interdisciplinary courses in both literacy and art education. The culminating project, a shadow theater play and performance, brought together…

  12. El Teatro Social como herramienta docente para el desarrollo de competencias interculturales = The Social Theater as a teaching tool for the development of intercultural competences

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    Rocio Cárdenas-Rodríguez


    Full Text Available Resumen: El presente artículo recoge el proceso de implementación del Teatro Social como metodología participativa para el desarrollo de competencias interculturales en el ámbito universitario. A su vez, presentamos los resultados de la evaluación llevada a cabo a través del cuestionario y del grupo de discusión, para determinar si se han alcanzado los objetivos propuestos. Los resultados nos muestran que el Teatro Social fomenta las competencias interculturales, desarrolla en el alumnado una actitud crítica ante las desigualdades sociales, favorece la empatía, la sensibilidad, la escucha activa, la comunicación verbal y no verbal, y a la vez crea conciencia social tanto en los/as actores/actrices como en los/as espectadores/as. Es importante llevar a cabo metodologías docentes que fomenten la creatividad y conviertan al alumnado en agentes de cambio, y el Teatro Social es una herramienta pedagógica que favorece la participación social a partir de experiencias vividas por el alumnado en primera persona.Abstract: This article presents the process of implementing Social Theater as a participatory methodology for the development of intercultural competences in the University. We present the results of the evaluation carried out through the questionnaire and the discussion group, in order to determine if the proposed objectives have been achieved. The results show that Social Theater foment intercultural competences, develops in students a critical attitude to social inequalities, favors empathy, sensitivity, active listening, verbal and non-verbal communication, and at the same time creates social conscience in the actors and actresses as in the spectators. It is important to carry out teaching methodologies that foment creativity and convert students to agents of change, and Social Theater is a pedagogical tool that favors social participation based on experiences lived by students in first person. 

  13. Theater Level War Games. (United States)


    Andre, saying to myself ’What are these pe1e talking about? Does it make any difference.’ A recent special study group report, chaired by Mr. David C...Factories," woLlBeg=, p. 11. 4. Donald L. Harnett, Larry L. Cummings and G. David Hughes, nThe Influence of Risk-Taking Propensity on Bargaining Behavior... NOIA Washington: Aug. 1976. U.S. General Accounting Off ice. M1.1a adWaro A Critique of the Fou-dto efense Ana1Mzr PAD-U-21. Washington D. C.: March

  14. Teaching as Theater (United States)

    Schmenner, Roger W.


    As new media proliferate, professors need to be particularly attentive to the ways by which students learn--in and out of the classroom--and how scarce classroom time can be organized. This article argues that professors' comparative advantage lies as an exemplar of discipline-based thinking. Effective training in how to think about problems (the…

  15. Theater and action research

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    Tofteng, Ditte Maria Børglum; Husted, Mia


    difficulties reaching the public agenda or influencing structures of power. In this article we follow the creation of a play and of scenes that address the life, sufferings, and wishes of unemployed people. The skills of actors, writers, and producers are worked into a critical utopian action research project...... and used to highlight and enlarge both critique and dreams in life outside the labor market. The article also discusses some of the reactions the plays received and the formation of knowledge linked to these processes....

  16. Combat MEDEVAC: A comparison of care by provider type for en route trauma care in theater and 30-day patient outcomes. (United States)

    Maddry, Joseph K; Mora, Alejandra G; Savell, Shelia; Reeves, Lauren K; Perez, Crystal A; Bebarta, Vikhyat S


    Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) is the movement and en route care of injured and medically compromised patients by medical care providers via helicopter. Military MEDEVAC platforms provide lifesaving interventions that improve survival in combat. There is limited evidence to support decision making related to en route care and allocation of resources. The association between provider type and en route care is not well understood. Our objective was to describe MEDEVAC providers and identify associations between provider type, procedures performed, and outcomes. We conducted an institutional review board-approved, retrospective record review of patients traumatically injured in combat, evacuated by MEDEVAC from the point of injury, between 2011 and 2014. Data abstracted included injury description, provider type, procedures performed, medications administered, survival, and 30-day outcomes. Subjects were grouped according to provider type: medics, paramedics, and ADVs (advanced-level providers to include nurses, physician assistants, and physicians). Groups were compared. Analyses were performed using χ tests for categorical variables and analysis of variance tests (Kruskal-Wallis tests) for continuous variables; p signs) were similar between provider types. In-theater and 30-day survival rates were similar between provider types. Providers with higher-level training were more likely to perform more advanced procedures during en route care. Our study found no significant association between provider type and in-theater or 30-day mortality rates. Upon subgroup analysis, no difference was found in patients with an injury severity score greater than 16. More evidence is needed to determine the appropriate level of MEDEVAC personnel training and skill maintenance necessary to minimize combat mortality. Therapeutic study, level III.

  17. AMP!: A Cross-site Analysis of the Effects of a Theater-based Intervention on Adolescent Awareness, Attitudes, and Knowledge about HIV. (United States)

    Taggart, Tamara; Taboada, Arianna; Stein, Judith A; Milburn, Norweeta G; Gere, David; Lightfoot, Alexandra F


    AMP! (Arts-based, Multiple component, Peer-education) is an HIV intervention developed for high school adolescents. AMP! uses interactive theater-based scenarios developed by trained college undergraduates to deliver messages addressing HIV/STI prevention strategies, healthy relationships, and stigma reduction towards people living with HIV/AIDS. We used a pre-test/post-test, control group study design to simultaneously assess intervention effect on ninth grade students in an urban county in California (N = 159) and a suburban county in North Carolina (N = 317). In each location, the control group received standard health education curricula delivered by teachers; the intervention group received AMP! in addition to standard health education curricula. Structural equation modeling was used to determine intervention effects. The post-test sample was 46 % male, 90 % self-identified as heterosexual, 32 % reported receiving free or reduced lunch, and 49 % White. Structural models indicated that participation in AMP! predicted higher scores on HIV knowledge (p = 0.05), HIV awareness (p = 0.01), and HIV attitudes (p = 0.05) at the post-test. Latent means comparison analyses revealed post-test scores were significantly higher than pre-test scores on HIV knowledge (p = 0.001), HIV awareness (p = 0.001), and HIV attitudes (p = 0.001). Further analyses indicated that scores rose for both groups, but the post-test scores of intervention participants were significantly higher than controls (HIV knowledge (p = 0.01), HIV awareness (p = 0.01), and HIV attitudes (p = 0.05)). Thus, AMP!'s theater-based approach shows promise for addressing multiple adolescent risk factors and attitudes concerning HIV in school settings.

  18. The incidence of fever in US Critical Care Air Transport Team combat trauma patients evacuated from the theater between March 2009 and March 2010. (United States)

    Minnick, Joanne M; Bebarta, Vikhyat S; Stanton, Marietta; Lairet, Julio R; King, James; Torres, Pedro; Aden, James; Ramirez, Rosemarie


    Most critically ill injured patients are transported out of the theater by Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATTs). Fever after trauma is correlated with surgical complications and infection. The purposes of this study are to identify the incidence of elevated temperature in patients managed in the CCATT environment and to describe the complications reported and the treatments used in these patients. We performed a retrospective review of available records of trauma patients from the combat theater between March 1, 2009, and March 31, 2010, who were transported by the US Air Force CCATT and had an incidence of hyperthermia. We then divided the cohort into 2 groups, patients transported with an elevation in temperature greater than 100.4°F and patients with no documented elevation in temperature. We used a standardized, secure electronic data collection form to abstract the outcomes. Descriptive data collected included injury type, temperature, use of a mechanical ventilator, cooling treatment modalities, antipyretics, intravenous fluid administration, and use of blood products. We also evaluated the incidence of complications during the transport in patients who had a recorded elevation in temperature greater than 100.4°F. A total of 248 trauma patients met the inclusion criteria, and 101 trauma patients (40%) had fever. The mean age was 28 years, and 98% of patients were men. The mechanism of injury was an explosion in 156 patients (63%), blunt injury in 11 (4%), and penetrating injury in 45 (18%), whereas other trauma-related injuries accounted for 36 patients (15%). Of the patients, 209 (84%) had battle-related injuries and 39 (16%) had non-battle-related injuries. Traumatic brain injury was found in 24 patients (24%) with an incidence of elevated temperature. The mean temperature was 101.6°F (range, 100.5°F-103.9°F). After evaluation of therapies and treatments, 80 trauma patients (51%) were intubated on a mechanical ventilator (P cooling interventions

  19. The Cancelled Duel Between R.B. Apollonsky and V.E. Meyerhold: From the History of Russian Theater During the Epoch of Revolution

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    Gordeev Petr Nickolaevich


    Full Text Available In the beginning of April 1917 a conflict burst out in the troupe of the Alexandrinsky Theatre: a number of prominent actors brought an accusation of aesthetic and political nature against director V.E. Meyerhold. The immediate reason for this was Meyerhold’s act – the director attended the meeting of “theatrical figures” convened by F.A. Golovin, the Commissioner of the Provisional government, not being among the persons elected to participate in the meeting of the troupe. In particular, artist R.B. Apollonsky compared V.E. Meyerhold with a famous friend of Nicholas II – G.E. Rasputin. Therefore, having ignored the accusations in “modernism”, he reacted harshly to the comparison with Rasputin. Outraged by this, Meyerhold called Apollonsky out to a duel. As a result, the duel did not take place, but the story was covered in press in unfriendly to Meyerhold light. The author concludes that Meyerhold represented in press after the February Revolution as a representative of the “old regime”, during this period was trying to distance himself from the fallen monarchy, actively assimilating the radical vocabulary. The isolation of Meyerhold in the circles of theater community took place after the described incident and was likely to make it easier for him in future to join the party of Bolsheviks.

  20. Red blood cell use outside the operating theater: a prospective observational study with modeling of potential blood conservation during severe blood shortages. (United States)

    Joseph, Bridgid G; Hendry, Catrina; Walsh, Timothy S


    National guidance recommends planning for future blood shortages, but few studies have evaluated how reduced demand could be achieved acutely. A trained observer collected data concerning red blood cell (RBC) transfusion events outside the operating theater during 68 hours of blood bank monitoring over 7 weeks. Data were gathered at the patients' bedside from clinical staff and charts. Transfusions were classified according to the presence of bleeding and medical specialty (medical, surgical, other). Hemoglobin (Hb) transfusion triggers, RBCs transfused, and posttransfusion Hb values were collected. Evidence-based scenarios were used to model the potential RBC savings that could be achieved if acute shortages occurred, incorporating ischemic heart disease as a potential decision modifier. A total of 83 patients received 100 transfusion events, comprising 207 RBC units, during the sampling periods. The relative use of RBC units across specialties was as follows: medical, 74%; surgical, 22%; and other, 4%. For medical and surgical patients, respectively, 31 and 10% of all RBC units were transfused for anemia without evidence of bleeding, and 38 and 12% were transfused for non-life-threatening bleeding. Eight-five percent of all patients who received transfusions had stable vital signs before transfusion. Our model suggested that only 11% of RBCs would be conserved by cancellation of major surgery, whereas 23% to 47% of all RBCs could be conserved by controlling transfusions to medical patients. In institutions with patterns of blood use similar to ours, control of transfusions to medical patients is the most effective response to acute blood shortages.

  1. To prevent forgetfulness: from photography to the death theater of Tadeusz Kantor Para salvar do esquecimento: da fotografia ao teatro da morte de Tadeusz Kantor

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    Maria Irene Pellegrino de Oliveira Souza


    Full Text Available Photography is credited as a means to capture moments and to caress memory: in its essence, it is a fragment of reality embalmed in time. On the other hand, photographic reality seen as reality of the death, caresses life by remembering it of its losses. In this article, photography is thought of – in its time-space clips – as an object of rupture with daily reality. The aim is also to present the “death theater” of Polish stage director Tadeusz Kantor and reflect on the nature of this theater and photographic language. A fotografia é acreditada como meio de registrar momentos para acariciar a memória; é em sua essência um fragmento da realidade embalsamado no tempo. No entanto a realidade fotográfica, entendida como realidade da morte, acaricia a vida lembrando-a de suas perdas. No decorrer desse artigo pretende-se pensar a fotografia – por seu corte espaço-temporal – como um objeto de ruptura com a realidade cotidiana. Propõe-se também a apresentar o “teatro da morte” do encenador polonês Tadeusz Kantor refletindo sobre a natureza desse teatro e a linguagem fotográfica.

  2. Real-time measurements of airborne biologic particles using fluorescent particle counter to evaluate microbial contamination: results of a comparative study in an operating theater. (United States)

    Dai, Chunyang; Zhang, Yan; Ma, Xiaoling; Yin, Meiling; Zheng, Haiyang; Gu, Xuejun; Xie, Shaoqing; Jia, Hengmin; Zhang, Liang; Zhang, Weijun


    Airborne bacterial contamination poses a risk for surgical site infection, and routine surveillance of airborne bacteria is important. Traditional methods for detecting airborne bacteria are time consuming and strenuous. Measurement of biologic particle concentrations using a fluorescent particle counter is a novel method for evaluating air quality. The current study was to determine whether the number of biologic particles detected by the fluorescent particle counter can be used to indicate airborne bacterial counts in operating rooms. The study was performed in an operating theater at a university hospital in Hefei, China. The number of airborne biologic particles every minute was quantified using a fluorescent particle counter. Microbiologic air sampling was performed every 30 minutes using an Andersen air sampler (Pusong Electronic Instruments, Changzhou, China). Correlations between the 2 different methods were analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficients. A significant correlation was observed between biologic particle and bacterial counts (Pearson correlation coefficient = 0.76), and the counting results from 2 methods both increased substantially between operations, corresponding with human movements in the operating room. Fluorescent particle counters show potential as important tools for monitoring bacterial contamination in operating theatres. Copyright © 2015 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Using video and theater to increase knowledge and change attitudes-Why are gorillas important to the world and to Congo? (United States)

    Breuer, Thomas; Mavinga, Franck Barrel; Evans, Ron; Lukas, Kristen E


    Applying environmental education in primate range countries is an important long-term activity to stimulate pro-conservation behavior. Within captive settings, mega-charismatic species, such as great apes are often used to increase knowledge and positively influence attitudes of visitors. Here, we evaluate the effectiveness of a short-term video and theater program developed for a Western audience and adapted to rural people living in two villages around Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo. We assessed the knowledge gain and attitude change using oral evaluation in the local language (N = 111). Overall pre-program knowledge about Western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) was high. Detailed multivariate analysis of pre-program knowledge revealed differences in knowledge between two villages and people with different jobs while attitudes largely were similar between groups. The short-term education program was successful in raising knowledge, particularly of those people with less pre-program knowledge. We also noted an overall significant attitude improvement. Our data indicate short-term education programs are useful in quickly raising knowledge as well improving attitudes. Furthermore, education messages need to be clearly adapted to the daily livelihood realities of the audience, and multi-variate analysis can help to identify potential target groups for education programs. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  4. Can Genre Be "Heard" in Scale as Well as Song Tasks? An Exploratory Study of Female Singing in Western Lyric and Musical Theater Styles. (United States)

    Kayes, Gillyanne; Welch, Graham F


    Using an empirical design, this study investigated perceptual and acoustic differences between the recorded vocal products of songs and scales of professional female singers of classical Western Lyric (WL) and non-legit Musical Theater (MT) styles. A total of 54 audio-recorded samples of songs and scales from professional female singers were rated in a blind randomized testing process by seven expert listeners as being performed by either a WL or MT singer. Songs and scales that were accurately perceived by genre were then analyzed intra- and inter-genre using long-term average spectrum analysis. A high level of agreement was found between judges in ratings for both songs and scales according to genre (P 50%. For the long-term average spectrum analysis intra-genre, song and scale matched better than chance. The highest spectral peak for the WL singers was at the mean fundamental frequency, whereas this spectral area was weaker for the MT singers, who showed a marked peak at 1 kHz. The other main inter-genre difference appeared in the higher frequency region, with a peak in the MT spectrum between 4 and 5 kHz-the region of the "speaker's formant." In comparing female singers of WL and MT styles, scales as well as song tasks appear to be indicative of singer genre behavior. This implied difference in vocal production may be useful to teachers and clinicians dealing with multiple genres. The addition of a scale-in-genre task may be useful in future research seeking to identify genre-distinctive behaviors. Crown Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Visions of our Planet's Atmosphere, Land and Oceans: NASA/NOAA Electronic-Theater 2002. Spectacular Visualizations of our Blue Marble (United States)

    Hasler, A. F.; Starr, David (Technical Monitor)


    Spectacular Visualizations of our Blue Marble The NASA/NOAA Electronic Theater presents Earth science observations and visualizations in a historical perspective. Fly in from outer space to the 2002 Winter Olympic Stadium Site of the Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Salt Lake City. Fly in and through Olympic Alpine Venues using 1 m IKONOS "Spy Satellite" data. Go back to the early weather satellite images from the 1960s and see them contrasted with the latest US and international global satellite weather movies including hurricanes & "tornadoes". See the latest visualizations of spectacular images from NASA/NOAA remote sensing missions like Terra, GOES, TRMM, SeaWiFS, Landsat 7 including new 1 - min GOES rapid scan image sequences of Nov 9th 2001 Midwest tornadic thunderstorms and have them explained. See how High-Definition Television (HDTV) is revolutionizing the way we communicate science. (In cooperation with the American Museum of Natural History in NYC). See dust storms in Africa and smoke plumes from fires in Mexico. See visualizations featured on the covers of Newsweek, TIME, National Geographic, Popular Science & on National & International Network TV. New computer software tools allow us to roam & zoom through massive global images e.g. Landsat tours of the US, and Africa, showing desert and mountain geology as well as seasonal changes in vegetation. See animations of the polar ice packs and the motion of gigantic Antarctic Icebergs from SeaWinds data. Spectacular new visualizations of the global atmosphere & oceans are shown. See vertexes and currents in the global oceans that bring up the nutrients to feed tiny algae and draw the fish, whales and fisherman. See the how the ocean blooms in response to these currents and El Nicola Nina climate changes. See the city lights, fishing fleets, gas flares and biomass burning of the Earth at night observed by the "night-vision" DMSP military satellite.

  6. O teatro de Augusto Boal e a educação profissional em saúde The theater of Augusto Boal and the vocational education in health

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    Irene Leonore Goldschmidt


    Full Text Available O presente artigo discute as possibilidades da inserção do teatro na educação profissional em saúde, tendo como referência a proposta estética e pedagógica de Augusto Boal. A concepção de politecnia, ao defender para a formação dos trabalhadores uma integração entre trabalho, ciência e cultura, abre espaço para novas possibilidades nesse campo. Autores como Paulo Freire, na educação, e Augusto Boal, no teatro, convergem para a perspectiva de construção, por parte dos trabalhadores, de uma cultura e estética próprias, que reflitam sua concepção de mundo. Buscamos pensar de que forma as proposições teatrais de Augusto Boal podem ser apropriadas para o campo da educação em saúde, tentando estabelecer afinidades e relações entre essas duas práticas, dentro da ótica de uma educação para os trabalhadores da saúde que lhes propicie uma formação humana para além daquela requerida de forma mais imediatista pelo mercado de trabalho.This article discusses the possibilities of including the performing arts in professional health education based on the aesthetic and pedagogical proposal set forth by Augusto Boal. The polytechnic concept, by advocating that workers' training include an integration of work, science and culture, opens space for new possibilities in this field. Authors such as Paulo Freire, in the field of education, and Augusto Boal, in theater, converge towards the prospect of the workers building both a culture and aesthetics of their own to reflect their world view. Our goal was to think about how Augusto Boal's theatrical propositions may be appropriate for the field of health education in an attempt to establish relationships and affinities between these two practices, from the perspective of health worker education, that they will provide the professionals with a more humanistic type of training that will extend beyond the labor market's more immediate requirements.

  7. Control tower to surgical theater

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    Buccioli Matteo


    Full Text Available The main social priority is to reduce public debt and to streamline national health service (NHS costs. Consequently, health managers need to acquire operating methods within their managerial structures so that all available resources are better planned in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, without compromising patient safety. In order to identify the information categories needed to know the whole surgical process is necessary to divide these in two main categories, supply and demand. Demand Information Group (DIG contains the information that identify patients and its needs in terms of care. Instead Supply Information Group (SIG contains information about hospital resources in order to cover the supply. The surgical process analyzed in terms such as industrial production process has the goal of produce the “health product for the patient” and its central part is performed in the operating room by a surgical team. This does not mean that the precedent and subsequent phases of the operating room have minor importance, in fact to obtain a high quality “health product” and reduce to a minimum the clinical risks related to the patient it is necessary that each phase of the process is carried out in the right way. The implementation of a Control Tower Approach allows for the management of productive process, able to guide hospital managers to identify the best strategies and to improve the risk management of patient safety in response to the guidelines of the World Health Organization.

  8. Design Laboratories as Everyday Theater

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    Binder, Thomas


    was no longer a blind search for openings in the company product strategy (or for that sake in the mundaneness of established user practices), but instead a completely open and contingent landscape unfolding in front of us. It is such moments of encountering the possible that I will address in the following...

  9. An Alaskan Theater Airlift Model. (United States)


    the onload takes less than a half hour. Engine start and warmup take another ton minutes; minimum delay is euperienoed on tazi-out and departure and...last official postflight activity (usually soon after the last home offload or engine shutdown); this limit is twelve hours if the mission any of the...MINUTES FOR EXTENDED WARMUP C TIME. TOTAL WINTER ?BOB or airricuiTY 5%: ENGINES 1.3%, C PROPS 1.0%, OTHER 2.5%) ELSE If (GNVTIM.GT.t0) ATRIU(I7)wl5

  10. Griffith Observatory: Hollywood's Celestial Theater (United States)

    Margolis, Emily A.; Dr. Stuart W. Leslie


    The Griffith Observatory, perched atop the Hollywood Hills, is perhaps the most recognizable observatory in the world. Since opening in 1935, this Los Angeles icon has brought millions of visitors closer to the heavens. Through an analysis of planning documentation, internal newsletters, media coverage, programming and exhibition design, I demonstrate how the Observatory’s Southern California location shaped its form and function. The astronomical community at nearby Mt. Wilson Observatory and Caltech informed the selection of instrumentation and programming, especially for presentations with the Observatory’s Zeiss Planetarium, the second installed in the United States. Meanwhile the Observatory staff called upon some of Hollywood’s best artists, model makers, and scriptwriters to translate the latest astronomical discoveries into spectacular audiovisual experiences, which were enhanced with Space Age technological displays on loan from Southern California’s aerospace companies. The influences of these three communities- professional astronomy, entertainment, and aerospace- persist today and continue to make Griffith Observatory one of the premiere sites of public astronomy in the country.

  11. Morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries in deployed (per Theater Medical Data Store [TMDS]) active and reserve component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2014. (United States)

    Daniele, Denise O; Clark, Leslie L


    This report estimates illness and injury-related morbidity and the healthcare "burden" for service members during deployments to the CENTCOM and AFRICOM theaters of operation during 2008-2014. During the 7-year surveillance period, a total of 2,863,834 medical encounters occurred among 1,596,935 service members who were deployed. Four burden categories comprised 50% or more of the total healthcare burden among both male and female deployers: injury and poisoning, mental disorders, musculoskeletal diseases, and signs and symptoms. In both genders, injuries and poisonings, and signs and symptoms, were the top two categories that affected the most individuals. Both genders had the same top four hospitalization categories: injuries and poisonings, signs and symptoms, genitourinary diseases, and digestive diseases. The limitations of the data used in the analysis are discussed.

  12. Takku Ligey Théâtre: il conflitto nel teatro, nel mito e nel rito - Takku Ligey Théâtre: conflict in theater, myth and rite

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    Antonio Aresta


    Full Text Available “Takku Ligey” is a phrase in Wolof, one of the languages spoken in Senegal, whose origin lies in the gesture made by farmers before starting work, when they tighten the belt to their waist, so that clothes cling to their bodies, and movements are agile, meaning “working together”. Amongst performances staged by theater company Takku LigeyThéâtre are Leebu Nawet ak Noor, The Play of Richness and Poverty, adapted from Aristophanes’ play Pluto, and Sundiata, based on the myth of Sundiata Keita, founder of the Empire of Mali in XIII century a. C. In both performances conflicts between individuals and between the social groups represented emerges explicitly, evoking the very same conflicts which characterise some rites of Senegal ethnic groups Wolof and Serere, and recalling the close connection between “social drama” and “cultural performance” studied by Victor Turner

  13. A arte do encontro: a Educação Eestética Ambiental atuando com o Teatro do Oprimido The art of meeting: the Aesthetic Environmental Education acting with the Theater of the Oppressed

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    Eduardo Silveira


    Full Text Available A educação ambiental tem a tarefa de buscar novas formas de relacionamento entre ser humano e natureza, pautadas em um posicionamento ético, mas carrega as dificuldades impostas por um modelo de educação engessado, pautado na lógica da racionalidade técnico-científica que permeia toda a sociedade. Na tentativa de superar essa condição, propomos a educação estética ambiental como forma de o ser humano relacionar-se com o mundo que habita, tendo o desafio de provocar o reencontro do humano com as dimensões sensível, afetiva e poética que o compõem. Tendo este campo como fundamento, buscamos, teoricamente, refletir sobre a inserção de uma proposta artística como meio de se chegar aos objetivos necessários à educação ambiental. No campo da arte, voltamo-nos ao teatro do oprimido, que tem como principal objetivo a democratização do teatro, considerada atividade orgânica do ser humano. Identificamos nele aproximações com os princípios e objetivos buscados pela educação estética ambiental.The environmental education is aimed at seeking new forms of relationship between human beings and nature. Although based on an ethical position, it carries the difficulties imposed by a plaster model of education, based on the logic of technical-scientific rationality that permeates society. In an attempt to overcome such condition we propose the aesthetic environmental education as a way of human beings to relate with the world they inhabit while posing the challenge to lead the reunion with their sensitive, emotional and poetic dimensions. Having this field as a basis, we, theoretically, reflect on the inclusion of an artistic proposal as a means of achieving the necessary goals for the environmental education. In the field of art, we turn to the theater of the oppressed, which has the goal of theater democratization, as an organic activity of human beings. We have identified in it approximations to the principles and objectives

  14. Teatro de rua como apropriação da silhueta urbana: hibridismo e jogo no espaço inóspito Street theater as appropriation of the urban silhouette

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    André Luiz Antunes Netto Carreira


    Full Text Available Pretende-se refletir aqui sobre a exploração de fronteiras no campo do teatro a partir da utilização do conceito de risco. A experimentação de técnicas de risco na preparação do ator e na construção do texto espetacular se orienta à criação de cerimônias teatrais cujo eixo é a constituição de novos vínculos entre a audiência e a performance.The aim is to study the exploration of frontiers in the field of theater, on the basis of the concept of risk. The experimentation of risk technics in the preparation of the actor and in the construction of the spectacle text is oriented towards the creation of theatrical ceremonies whose axis is the constitution of new links between the audience and the performance.

  15. Aller au cinéma pour apprendre à être « moderne » ? Movie-going as a way to learn to be “modern”? The experience of the movie theater in Beijing: end of the 1910’s – beginning of the 1920’s.

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    Anne Kerlan


    Full Text Available Si le cinéma des premiers temps, en Chine, a investi des lieux traditionnels de la culture chinoise (maisons de thé, jardins, salles de théâtre et d’opéra, l’idée s’est rapidement imposée que le spectacle cinématographique devait se dérouler en un lieu susceptible de refléter son entière nouveauté, tant dans l’architecture et l’aménagement intérieur de la salle, que dans les règles de conduite édictées pour le personnel comme pour les spectateurs. Ceci était particulièrement vrai des salles de cinéma projetant des films occidentaux, comme si aller voir un film américain, allemand ou français, était perçu comme un forme d’apprentissage global à la modernité occidentale que ces films exposaient. Cet article se propose d’étudier la façon dont le public de Pékin a adopté les nouveaux rites du spectacle cinématographique en étudiant l’histoire d’une salle très particulière, le théâtre Lumière véritable (Zhenguang xiyuan, lieu de mise en pratique de règles de conduite inspirées de celles supposées en vigueur dans les salles occidentales. Mais on verra aussi que si le spectacle cinématographique permettait une certaine expérience de la modernité occidentale, il n’en fut pas moins adapté localement par les spectateurs pékinois en fonction d’exigences propres aux milieux sociaux concernés.  Movie at its beginnings in China took over many places traditionally dedicated to Chinese culture (teahouse, gardens, theater and opera houses; however, it became very quickly obvious that movie screenings should be held in places that could mirror the novelty of the show, either by the architecture, the design of the room or by the etiquette. This was particularly true for theaters where western films were screened: going to see such films could be conceived as a global experience, a way to learn in all aspects the western modernity carried by these products. This article explains, through the

  16. La salle de cinéma comme attraction spectacle : le cas Captain Eo à Disneyland Paris The Movie theater as attraction: The Case of Captain Eo at Disneyland Paris

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    Jean-Baptiste Massuet


    Full Text Available Cet article a pour ambition d’interroger le rapport du public à une salle de cinéma précise, au cœur du parc Disneyland Paris à Marne-La-Vallée. Cette salle projette à nouveau depuis juin 2010 l’attraction Captain Eo, film de science-fiction en 3D relief réalisé par Francis Ford Coppola en 1986, avec Michael Jackson dans le rôle-titre. Remplacé depuis 1998 par une autre attraction, Captain Eo fait son retour un an après le décès de la star, et implique dès lors un rapport très particulier à son public, par son statut d’hommage post-mortem. Il s’agira de comprendre la façon dont l’attraction structure son public, et la façon dont celui-ci peut construire à son tour le sens du film qu’il est en train de voir. C’est donc une approche sémio-pragmatique que nous convoquons ici, en nous référant à Roger Odin, afin d’envisager, à partir du film lui-même et de son mode de diffusion, ce que l’attraction Captain Eo révèle théoriquement du lien entre le spectateur et l’image d’une star comme Michael Jackson, qui plus est un an après son décès. Il s’agira de comprendre de quelle manière le film de Coppola ainsi que son contexte de diffusion – le parc d’attraction Disneyland Paris – permettent de penser ou d’interroger un type de pratique spectatorielle différent de celles engendrées par d'autres salles de cinéma.This article tries to question the link between the public and a precise movie theater, in Disneyland Paris Marne-La-Vallée, proposing again since june 2010 the attraction Captain Eo, science-fiction 3D movie by Francis Ford Coppola in 1986, starring Michael Jackson. Replaced since 1998 by another attraction, Captain Eo comes back one year after the death of the star, and implies un specific link with its public, being a post-mortem tribute. We have to understand the way the attraction builds its public, and the way this one can build the movie signification in return. We have

  17. Teatro anatômico digital: práticas de representação do corpo na ciência The digital anatomical theater: scientific practices for representing the body

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    Marko Monteiro


    Full Text Available Investigam-se etnograficamente as práticas de representação do corpo na ciência contemporânea, por meio de uma análise comparativa com o teatro anatômico renascentista, uma prática de conhecimento do corpo nos primórdios da ciência moderna. Busca-se desvendar, sobretudo, de que modo a visualização do interior do corpo atua na produção de conhecimento sobre seu funcionamento. Conclui-se que, contemporaneamente, a produção de saberes privilegia sobremaneira a validação de um código e a modelagem de processos biológicos nos quais se busca intervir. Procura-se, assim, desvendar os sentidos da circulação de imagens, dados e teorias que unem corpos materiais, técnicas de visualização e cientistas, possibilitando, desse modo, a produção de verdades sobre o corpo biológico.Contemporary scientific practices for representing the body are investigated ethnographically through a comparative analysis with the Renaissance anatomical theater, a practice used to understand the body in early modern science. First and foremost, I seek to reveal the manner in which visualization of the inside of the body produces knowledge of its functioning. The conclusion is that, currently, the production of knowledge greatly privileges the validation of code and modeling of the biological processes in which one wishes to intervene. The objective is to unveil the meaning of the circulation of images, data and theories that bring together material bodies, visualization techniques and scientists, enabling the production of truth about the body in a biological sense.

  18. Joint Theater Missile Defense. An Army Assessment (United States)


    wife Allyne, my children Kristen, Lisa, Jennifer , Stephanie, Angela and Dominic for providing the "balance" needed to help keep things in perspective...consumed in training as units developed their chemical defense skills in preparation for expected Iraqi chemical attacks. Many units donned chemical... Rucker AL. 8 9 This discussion of intelligence and BDA difficullties was given by the US Army Intelligence Center and School, Fort Huachuca Arizona

  19. Soviet Theater Nuclear Forces’ Issues. (United States)


    formalism can be traced to the "scientific" (deductive) approach to the "- social sciences introduced by Marx and Engel. However, this scholastic or...intelligence data, to convince Soviet politica " leaders of the need for nuclear release. In political terms, the grea advantage of le preemptive approach to

  20. [Serial angiofluorography in the operation theater]. (United States)

    Maurer, H J


    Using a 33 cm or 36 cm image amplifier in conjunction with a 100 mm camera, fluoroangiography can be employed as a routine method in theatre too. Serial photography can also be taken in conjunction with an electronic programmes selector while saving film and keeping the dosage as low as possible.

  1. [Of songs and theater. Sex education]. (United States)

    Klepp, K I


    In two regions of Tanzania, school teachers and health workers developed an education program on HIV called Ngao, which means shield, symbolizing the fact that youth must be prepared to protect themselves against HIV infection. The program targets 14-year-old students. School health workers and teachers underwent 3 days of training on AIDS. After the training, the teachers organized about 20 training meetings where they used flipcharts, black boards, posters, brochures, and manuals for students. They learned about using participative teaching methods and how to organize students to direct class discussions. Students made their own posters; enlivened discussions with 6-7 peers; directed and performed skits in which they together tried to conquer HIV risks or acquire negotiation skills; and wrote songs, plays, and poems about ways youth can protect themselves or ways to address AIDS in their community. The plays, skits, poems, and songs were performed in front of younger children to also inform them about AIDS. Students wore special T-shirts with the logo of the Ngao program, which stimulated discussion on the program. Information on condom use was introduced as an option. Dignitaries, religious leaders, and parents participated in discussions on the program and on AIDS control strategies for the community to adopt. Initially, the program was implemented in 6 schools in urban and rural areas. The students had more knowledge and more positive attitudes towards persons with AIDS than those in comparison schools. They were also less likely to become sexually active in the near future. Teachers and health workers enjoyed teaching the program's curriculum. They felt that the program better equipped and prepared the students to protect themselves against HIV infection. After the pilot project, the program was revised to make it a permanent part of the curriculum in primary schools. An expanded version will be integrated into the health program of secondary schools.

  2. Theater of Operations Dental Work Load Estimation (United States)


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  3. "New Science Theater". Intervista a Martin Reckhaus

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    Pica Ciamarra, Leonardo


    Full Text Available The paper introduces the play "New Science" – directed by Martin Reckhaus, book by Jessica Slote, performed in New York in 2006 – with the aim to understand its declared inspiration from G. Vico. Moving from the main question of the play: "What does it mean to be human?", the interview with Martin Reckhaus connects Vico’s ideas about the creation of history, the importance of collectivity, the strength of sensuality, the trust in the meaningfulness of the changement and in the power of imagination, to the existential experience pursued by a theatre practice deeply rooted in the tradition of the Living Theatre and of its revolutionary critic of reality.

  4. From National to Theater: Developing Strategy (United States)


    accelerated . Such capability requests are submitted through an IPL, and in either case, sound and clear strategic concepts are invalu- able in...2000), 3–26. 57 Bouchat, 12. 58 John P. Kotter , Leading Change (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1996), chapter 5. 59 U.S. Southern

  5. The Military Theater Distribution Network Design Problem (United States)


    64 Appendix B. VBA Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Appendix C. Story Board...application that allows calculation, graphing, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications ( VBA ). CPLEX is a stance, and we use the embedded VBA capability to represent our MILP for the instance. Also using VBA , we invoke the commercial solver CPLEX to

  6. Autism, Art, and Accessibility to Theater. (United States)

    Corbett, Blythe A


    Art has the ability to entertain and educate about many vital aspects of the human experience. Recently, innovative endeavors are providing greater accessibility to theatrical productions for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), prompting ethical questions about how accommodations to provide access to art and culture should be made, and for whom. This article uses an attributional model of stigma to explain potential differences in knowledge, attitudes, and behavior toward people with mental illness. This social cognitive model also provides clues about how to spur social change through translational education, familiarization, and advocacy to permit greater access to art for people with disabilities. © 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

  7. Indigenous Construction Materials for Theater Facilities (United States)


    great potential for growing fruits and vegetables such as bananas, mangoes, lemons, pineapples, onions, okra, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes , and...address constructed quality, mission- sustainment capability, life- cycle cost-effectiveness, and others. The tool is driven by data specified to...mapping .............................................................................................11 2.7 Life- cycle cost factors

  8. In the Sarmatian theater of (nondaily life

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    Patrycja Bąkowska


    Full Text Available The main purpose of this article is to show Old Polish literature and culture with regard to their performative aspects. By referring to Richard Schechner’s reflections, the author presents the Old Polish period “as a performance”. She focuses on issues such as time, space and behavior, which allows us to notice those activities of nobles that led to the formation of their personal and collective identity. An analysis of poems and diaries reveals different ways of creating one’s “self”. Various gestures and ceremonies as well as the skills that nobles developed through school education and socialization processes unified the Old Polish society, even though it was ethnically and religiously diverse.

  9. Space, self, and the theater of consciousness. (United States)

    Trehub, Arnold


    Over a decade ago, I introduced a large-scale theory of the cognitive brain which explained for the first time how the human brain is able to create internal models of its intimate world and invent models of a wider universe. An essential part of the theoretical model is an organization of neuronal mechanisms which I have named the Retinoid Model [Trehub, A. (1977). Neuronal models for cognitive processes: Networks for learning, perception and imagination. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 65, 141-169; Trehub, A. (1991). The Cognitive Brain: MIT Press]. This hypothesized brain system has structural and dynamic properties enabling it to register and appropriately integrate disparate foveal stimuli into a perspectival, egocentric representation of an extended 3D world scene including a neuronally tokened locus of the self which, in this theory, is the neuronal origin of retinoid space. As an integral part of the larger neuro-cognitive model, the retinoid system is able to perform many other useful perceptual and higher cognitive functions. In this paper, I draw on the hypothesized properties of this system to argue that neuronal activity within the retinoid structure constitutes the phenomenal content of consciousness and the unique sense of self that each of us experiences.

  10. Multistage Deployment of the Army Theater Hospital (United States)


    2. Analysis ...............................................................................................43 E. COMMANDER’S RISK ASSESMENT EFFECTS...continental United States CSH combat support hospital CT computed tomography FASH forward Army surgical hospital FH field hospital FSH forward... computed tomography (CT) scanner versus a FST having a simple and portable X-ray machine. Figure 4. A forward surgical team has appropriate mobility

  11. The Who's "Tommy." Spotlight on Theater Notes. (United States)

    Carr, John C.

    This booklet presents a variety of materials concerning The Who's rock opera "Tommy." The booklet discusses the plot, the character of Tommy, highlights of "Tommy"'s 25-year history, the evolution of "Tommy," biographical information on the producer, director, actors and designers, awards won by the rock opera,…

  12. Soon at a theater near you...

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    Connie Potter

    While at CERN recently gathering images and input for his new movie based on Dan Brown's best-seller "Angels and Demons", director Ron Howard and his technical designer managed to fit in a visit to the ATLAS cavern accompanied by Rolf "Antimatter" Landua from CERN and members of the CERN Press Office. Both were very impressed with the ATLAS installations, with Ron Howard's parting words being...."Tom's going to love this"! So, all you cavern-dwellers... keep your eyes open... for 'Tom'! Ron Howard, director of the "Da Vinci Code" movie, checked out the scene in the ATLAS cavern, preparing for his new project, "Angels and Demons".

  13. Shared Reflections through Community-Based Theater. (United States)

    Salmons-Rue, Janet


    Describes the Community-Based Arts Project in central New York State, which offers a course through Cornell University that allows students to explore local history and family traditions through storytelling. The steps of story collecting and sharing are a circular transaction of reflecting, listening, telling, and reflecting with the audience,…

  14. Extreme Science (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Ajo-Franklin, Caroline; Klein, Spencer; Minor, Andrew; Torok, Tamas


    On Feb. 27, 2012 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, four Berkeley Lab scientists presented talks related to extreme science - and what it means to you. Topics include: Neutrino hunting in Antarctica. Learn why Spencer Klein goes to the ends of the Earth to search for these ghostly particles. From Chernobyl to Central Asia, Tamas Torok travels the globe to study microbial diversity in extreme environments. Andrew Minor uses the world's most advanced electron microscopes to explore materials at ultrahigh stresses and in harsh environments. And microbes that talk to computers? Caroline Ajo-Franklin is pioneering cellular-electrical connections that could help transform sunlight into fuel.

  15. Joint Theater Trauma System: Strategic Overview (United States)


    care sustainment • Optimizing resuscitation – Thromboelastography / ROTEM • Injury patterns – Spine fracture management – Multiple amputations • Massive...Injuries • Bastion or Dwyer (N = 43) – bilateral transfemoral (8, 19%) – transfemoral- transtibial (18, 42%) – bilateral transtibial (17, 39%) • Median...Ready for CENTCOM SG) – Multiple amputation management • (Ready for SME vetting) JTTS Trauma Conference Lessons Learned • New therapies – Tranexamic

  16. Army Aviation Operations in the Pacific Theater (United States)


    configured to carry up to six litter patients.55 MEDEVAC aircraft and crews often operate on decentralized joint missions in small teams of the massive flooding in Pakistan in 2010. The year is now 2020, and this scenario begins with a satellite picking up a tropical storm in the...In recent strategic documents, including the 2010 National Security Strategy and the 2012 Sustaining US Global Leadership : Priorities for the 21st

  17. Theater of Struggle 2.0?

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    Mathieu, David

    ) depicts users as they resist, fight back or surrender in face of the control Facebook exerts over their privacy and data, which is not without recalling the “struggle” metaphors at the basis of Hall’s model, couched in evocative titles such as “Living Rooms Wars” (Ang, 1996). Has the ideological text been...

  18. Weather. European Theater Weather Orientation (ETWO) (United States)


    Stuttgart GM KHOP Ft Campbell KY EDAD Spangdahlem GM KCOS Colorado Spr CO EDAH Hahn GM KLUF Luke AZ EDAA Rhein Main GM KTCM McChord WA EDAW Wiesbaden GM LTAG...planning forecast support (includes area forecasts). (7) News media support (AFN, etc.). (8) Additional forecast support (9) Technical and administrative

  19. The Production of Theater: stakes and paradoxes

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    Josette Féral


    Full Text Available This text presents issues of Theatrical Genetics, in particular, in its relation with the analysis of living processes of creation. The text proposes the concept of trace – in its production and disappearance, both typical of the theatrical process –, in order to understand the genetic analysis of staging, taking into consideration the entire process prior to the presentation and, at the same time, considering the presentation as part of this process. The text proposes to restrict the field of action of Theatrical Genetics to the analysis of creative processes only to better empower it.

  20. As implicações das leis de incentivo à cultura sobre o processo de produção dos espetáculos no Theatro Municipal de São Paulo The implications of culture incentive laws on the production of spectacles in the Municipal Theater of São Paulo

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    Maria Aparecida Alves


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar os efeitos da utilização das leis de incentivo fi scal em favor dos investimentos na área da cultura. Para compreendermos os reflexos dessa forma de financiamento sobre o processo de produção dos espetáculos nos pautaremos na realidade vivenciada pelo Theatro Municipal de São Paulo. Observamos que esse teatro possui uma forma de gerir a cultura que está cada vez mais infl uenciada por princípios da economia de mercado. Apesar de o Estado regular as políticas culturais, esse mecanismo se efetiva por meio do apoio da iniciativa privada, que se dá majoritariamente através das leis de incentivo fi scal. Portanto, buscaremos compreender as consequências dessa política de fi nanciamento para o desenvolvimento das atividades culturais. Palavras-chave: Políticas culturais. Leis de incentivo. Produção cultural. This article aims to analyze the effects of tax incentive laws in favor of investments in culture. In order to understand the effects of this fi nancial support to the spectacle productions, we will analyze the experiences of the Municipal Theater of São Paulo. We note this theater has been managing their cultural activities guided more and more by market economy principles. Despite the regulation of the cultural policies by the State, this mechanism comes through by the support of the private sector, majorly due to tax incentive laws., We then try to understand the consequences of this funding policy for the development of cultural activities. Keywords: Cultural policies. Incentive laws. Cultural production.

  1. Is it the motion picture or the theater?: What influences moviegoers in Porto Alegre? ¿La película o la sala de cine?: ¿Que es lo que lleva el espectador portoalegrense al cine? O filme ou a sala?: O que leva o espectador porto-alegrense ao cinema?

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    Luiz Antonio Slongo


    Full Text Available Lack of time these days makes leisure moments increasingly valuable. While movies are an important entertainment option in big cities recently there have been changes in theaters around the world and many adaptations have been made to attract and retain viewers. This article addresses key attributes and motivations with respect to movies and theaters that influence moviegoers in Porto Alegre. Data analyzed reveals that the main moviegoer motivation is leisurely entertainment. Seating comfort and cleanliness are the most important attributes for motion picture theaters while cast and script rate highest for motion pictures. This information may influence more of a focus on actions for customer preferences in the endeavor to attract more viewers.La creciente falta de tiempo de las personas en los tiempos actuales ha dejado los momentos de ocio cada vez más valorados. La ida al cine es una de las principales opciones de entretenimiento de la población en las grandes ciudades. Sin embargo, en los últimos años, ha habido cambios en varios aspectos de las salas de cine en todo el mundo, cambios que dan cuenta que las empresas del ramo, en proceso de permanente adaptación, incorporan nuevas formas de conquistar y hacer leales a sus clientes. Este artículo busca tratar de los principales atributos y motivaciones de las salas de cine y de las películas que determinan la ida del espectador al cine en la ciudad de Porto Alegre. El análisis de los datos recolectados en este estudio revela que la principal motivación que lleva a las personas al cine es el entretenimiento/ocio. Los atributos de las salas de cine más valorados, según los datos presentados, son la comodidad de los asientos y la limpieza e higiene, mientras que los atributos de las películas más valorados son el guión y el elenco. Las informaciones analizadas en este estudio podrán influenciar la toma de decisiones de las empresas del ramo para que dirijan sus esfuerzos hacia

  2. Theater for Peace: Reflections on the Amani People´s Theater Model

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    Awino, Okech; Owiso, Michael


    A growing recognition and application of arts approaches within the peace-building industry is being registered in the recent past. While this is the case, arts approaches have received little or no attention within academic literature on peace-building. Coupled with this, arts approaches only...... appear as an afterthought in the strategic documents of most actors in the general construct of peace-building. This can perhaps be explained by the absence of available systematic analyses on the contribution of arts approaches to peace-building by practitioners and academics alike on their capacities....... This chapter seeks to address the efficacy of arts approaches in pursuing social justice with individuals, communities and society in general. This is as opposed to the legal, administrative and political justice notions of peace-building as applied by the mainstream view of the practice. It discusses...

  3. Atividades lúdicas no ensino de ciências: uma adaptação metodológica através do teatro para comunicar a ciência a todos Playful activities in science teaching: a methodological adaptation through theater for communicating science to all

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    Alessandro Frederico da Silveira


    Full Text Available Estamos vivendo a primeira década do século XXI sem que tenhamos conseguido socializar o conhecimento. Para suprir esse desequilíbrio, surge a divulgação científica, uma maneira de comunicar a ciência, além do espaço formal da educação. Nesta perspectiva este trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar que por meio do teatro, é possível ensinar e divulgar a ciência de forma mais envolvente, interativa e prazerosa. Assim trazemos um relato de duas experiências com este objeto de pesquisa ao longo dos anos de 2004 e 2005: "A trupe da magia" e "O ciclo da água", em alguns eventos de divulgação científica. Concluímos que o teatro pode ser o ponto de partida para despertar o interesse, divulgar informações e popularizar de forma lúdica o conhecimento das ciências, possibilitando uma melhor "leitura de mundo" e consequentemente diminuindo o analfabetismo científico ainda existente em nosso país. Embora sejamos conscientes da complexidade que este tipo de trabalho demanda, considerando os aspectos sociais e didáticos envolvidos na divulgação científica, acreditamos que os resultados são compensadores.We are living the first decade of the XXI century without being able to successfully socialize knowledge. To solve this problem, the scientific divulgation appears as a way to communicate science, beyond the formal educational space. On this perspective, this work has the goal of showing that we can teach and disseminate science in a more engaging, interactive and pleasant way making use of theater. Thus we report two experiments in this object of research which occurred during the years 2004 and 2005 in some events of scientific divulgation: "The troupe of magic" and "The cycle of water". We concluded that theater can be the starting point to attract interest, disseminating information and popularizing science knowledge, by playful activities enabling a better "reading of the world" and consequently decreasing the scientific

  4. مفهوم التهكم في نصوص محمد الماغوط المسرحية The concept of satire in the theater texts of Mohammed Maghout

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    Faten Hussein Naji فاتن حسين ناجي


    Full Text Available The variables of political, social and economic impact of large discourse creative observer of those variables Perhaps the playwright of the first who cared for those variables, the fact that the theater is an art first, which reflects and directly on the issues of the community, as it provides a point of view in a constructive in itself, and when it is used as part of a protest or opposition, it tends to create simply the wrong questions rather than providing solutions. this confirms that the booming cash-in communities is closely linked to the atmosphere of the writing open to the diversity and freedom of creativity, and that whenever narrowed this space turning the art of cash to taunt and clear, and this has become kind of sarcasm is some way expressive language and refused reductase in the subconscious mind of the human being, they are the same time reveal the frustration myself big and the face of a negative reality; because the policy of oppression and gagged and frequent revolutions and changes polished Arab writer who claimed writes his criticism of colors grief and pain.

  5. دلالات شخصية المهرج في النص المسرحي العراقي Clown personal connotations in the text of the Iraqi theater

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    Hassanein Hamza Abd Ali al-Zuhairi حسنين حمزة عبد علي الزهيري


    Full Text Available The Character of Clown in the system of literary pillar , from where imparted character drama as one of the characters, this as well as Mahmullac drama and processors of art in the theatrical text , so it formed a personal problem in the theatrical text , may be the engine in the event , which played the role of the Grim Hero or King , to adopt the components and its basic elements , they may allow it if centered in the line of drama , sometimes approaching the stereotypical characters . Thus formed character ( Clown privacy in the text differed essentially from the rest of the characters, as usual that each character play its template drama and significance , which is seeking access to it , since what is taken by the character of clowning , it is so formed another problem , no matter how varied aspects of masks in those personal in the text, there were many different concepts and vision of theatrical text to another, depending on the nature of the subject processor and assumed personal qualities , it is through it formed a milestone not only in the history of theater , but also in the history of human evolution ( anthropologist .

  6. Cumhuriyet’in İlk Yıllarında Yazılan Tiyatro Eserlerinde Atatürk ve Atatürkçülük An Examination of Atatürk and Kemalism in the Works of Theater in the Early Years of the Republic

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    Ertan EROL


    Full Text Available A new move of renovation started with the foundation of the Republic of Turkey after the country was freed from enemy invasion. At that time it was the Western nations who made up the modern worldand owned the cutting edge science and technology. Consequently thenew Turkish republic looked to the Western civilization whichrepresented "the modern". Renovation involved not only the fields ofscience and technology which were deemed as the catalysts ofmodernization but also cultural issues. In the aftermath of thefoundation of the republic modernization was directed toward culturalissues. Various cultural activities were organized in order to make thepublic adopt the new regime through and increase public interest in art.Among these cultural activities production and staging on theaters ofnew plays are remarkable.The aim in this study is to examine the works of theater producedafter the proclamation of the Republic, between 1923-1938 from thepoint of view of Kemalism. In this paper, those theater works whichwere produced between 1923 and 1938 (the year when M.KemalAtatürk passed away are examined. It was observed that the “MaviYıldırım/Blue Lightening” by Aka Gündüz “Gavur İmam/Infidel Imam”by Burhan Cahit, “Destan/Legend” by Galip Naşit, “Kahraman/Hero”and “Akın/Raid” by Faruk Nafiz, “On Yılın Destanı/The Legend of theDecade” by Halit Fahri, “Beş Devir/Five Eras” by Yaşar Nabi,“Bayönder/Mr. Leader” by Münir Hayri, “Oğuz Destanı/Oğuz Legend”by Vehbi Cem Aşkun were produced during the aforementioned period.In this study, the question as to what extend these works oftheater reflect Kemalist thinking and Kemalism with respect to theirthemes, characters and the characteristics is examined. Türk ulusunun düşman işgalinden kurtuluşundan sonra Cumhuriyet’in ilanıyla birlikte yeni bir çağdaşlaşma hamlesi başlamıştır. O dönemin şartları içinde çağdaş dünya ülkeleri arasında yer

  7. Teatro na educação de crianças e adolescentes participantes de ensaio clínico Teatro en la educación de niños y adolescentes participantes de ensayo clínico Theater in the education of children and teenagers participating in a clinical trial

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    Maria Flávia Gazzinelli


    Maranhão (Southeastern Brazil, 2009. A structured questionnaire was used, which was administered before and after the intervention. The pedagogical device was the "Theater of the Oppressed". The dependent variables were specific and global knowledge about clinical research and about parasitic worms; the independent variable was participation in the educational intervention. RESULTS: There was an increase in knowledge about signals and symptoms, susceptibility to reinfection and way of contagion after the educational intervention. We observed an increase in the number of right answers concerning duration of clinical research, procedures, the possibility of quitting participation, and occurrence of adverse events. The notion that the research's primary purpose is therapeutic remained, but the percentage of participants who associated the research with medical treatment decreased. The "Theater of the Oppressed" enabled that the discussions about helminthiasis and clinical research were contextualized and materialized. The subjects could dispose of or reduce their previous representations. CONCLUSIONS: Participation of children and adolescents in clinical trials must be preceded by an educational intervention, since individuals of that age group do not even recognize they have the right to decide for themselves.

  8. Beyond the Archive: Cultural Memory in Dance and Theater

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    Carol L. Bernstein


    Full Text Available This essay uses the concept of the constellation to characterize the relations among interdisciplinarity, cultural memory, and comparative literature. To do so entails: (a reviewing the paradoxical interdisciplinarity of comparative literature, (b tracing its establishment at a liberal arts college (Bryn Mawr College, USA, and (c describing a course on “The Cultural Politics of Memory” that tested the limits of scholarship and testimony. The discussion includes an account of an unusual conference on cultural memory: that is, the ways in which different cultural groups identify and describe their shared pasts. The informality and collegial dialogue of the conference were associated with a liberal arts context. It then turns to the question of theorizing aspects of cultural memory that are conveyed at the margins of conventional discourse: by what is largely unsaid, or represented in dance or pantomime. Because each of the performances discussed here is related in a distinct way to a preceding historical trauma (the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, African American slavery in the USA, the terrorism of the Shining Path in Peru, it was important to determine what source of memory, what archival materials, could persist through traumas that often suppress memory. Traditional archives consist of written documents. Moreover, they often support or represent official histories. New ways of thinking about archives--their composition, their place in cultural history, and their theoretical dimensions--have suggested new approaches to cultural memory. The essay ends with accounts of three forms of dance or pantomime that convey cultural histories informed by trauma in significantly different ways. A narrative thread foregrounds the close relations between scholarship and pedagogy.

  9. Renewable Energy from Synthetic Biology (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Keasling, Jay


    Jay Keasling, co-leader of Berkeley Lab's Helios Project, is a groundbreaking researcher in the new scientific field of synthetic biology. In Helios, he directs the biology program, incorporating a range of approaches to increasing the efficacy and economy of plants and cellulose-degrading microbes to make solar-based fuels. He is a UC Berkeley professor of Chemical and Bioengineering, and founder of Amyris Biotechnologies, a company that was honored as a Technology Pioneer for 2006 by the World Economic Forum. Keasling has succeeded in using synthetic biology to develop a yeast-based production scheme for precursors of the antimalarial drug artemisinin in work funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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    José Domingo Garzón Garzón


    Full Text Available This paper raises the question about school aesthetics, which are associated not only with artistic practices, but with the vital project of creating citizens and responsible social subjects. At the same time, it also interpellates the presence of arts in the curricular models, noting that, by the time being, the introduction of arts in the curricula takes for granted an educational and historicist perspective, which is founded rather on the economic value of the work and its mercantile aspect, than on it as an autonomous field of knowledge. Finally, it addresses the issue of the actor as the very axis of theatrical training, as it has been long established in the bulk of school curricula.



    José Domingo Garzón Garzón


    This paper raises the question about school aesthetics, which are associated not only with artistic practices, but with the vital project of creating citizens and responsible social subjects. At the same time, it also interpellates the presence of arts in the curricular models, noting that, by the time being, the introduction of arts in the curricula takes for granted an educational and historicist perspective, which is founded rather on the economic value of the work and its mercantile aspec...

  12. Optimizing acoustical treatment. [structural design criteria for theater (United States)

    Beuran, N.; Ramboiu, S.; Farcas, I.; Halpert, E.


    A mathematical linear programming model is presented for optimizing acoustical treatment and interior decoration of concert and other public halls. This method provides the designer with a range of acoustically correct solutions at increased economical efficiency. The mathematical model uses geometrical data about the room, recommended reverberation time values, the architect's choice of given sound absorbing structures and finishing materials. The model permits inclusion of aesthetical considerations about conditioning, proportioning, or, on the contrary, reciprocal exclusion of any classes of material and/or sound absorbing structure.

  13. Kino, Theater, Fernsehen : André Bazins Publikumstheorie

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    Hanich, Julian; Mundhenke, Florian; Weber, Thomas


    What did the great French film theorist André Bazin think of the collective experience in the cinema? What did he write about the influence co-viewers can have on the emotional engagement, the evaluation and the interpretation of a film? In short: What was his audience theory? To be sure, Bazin is

  14. The Theater goes to the cinema: position subject

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    Full Text Available This article aims to analyze the play “The Seven Kittens” (Os Sete Gatinhos, written in 1958 by the Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues and its adaptation for the cinema, homonymous, direct by Neville D’ Almeida, launched in 1980. The theoretical approach which will serve as the basis for the above analysis will be the Anlysis of the Discourse of French oriented, as well as other theories that will help, as the reflections about lacanian subject by Bruce Fink (1998 and film studies by Ismail Xavier (2008. Fruit of the basic research of bibliographical and interpretative, this paper aims to present reflections about subject positions, devoting attention to the characters from the materiality of theatrical text, noting whether these positions are displaced in the filmic materiality. It will be verified beyond this possibility of subject positions, the inclusion or withdrawals of dialogues, the senses preserved, removed or added by means of elements that compose the whole of film production such as music, scenery, costumes, constitution of the image by means of the movement of the câmera (first and second plans, focus, etc., strategies aimed at the production of meanings by following the trends of the cinema of the years 70/80. This reflection is done while considering the materiality of the film is the result of a collective productions, led by a director, with different responsible for photography, set design, editing and soundtrack, as well as intervention in the creation of characters by each actor.

  15. Acoustics of ancient Greek and Roman theaters in use today

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    Gade, Anders Christian; Angelakis, Konstantinos


    In the Mediteranan area a large number of open, ancient Greek and Roman theatres are still today facing a busy schedule of performances including both classical and contemporary works of dance, drama, concerts, and opera. During the EU funded ``Erato'' project and a subsequent master thesis project...

  16. The Reserve Forces Impact on Theater Security Cooperation (United States)


    repercussions of statecraft in a manner that allowed it to move beyond the throne room and into the supporting bureaucracies, entrepreneurial ... propensity for reservists to have a greater influence on their surrounding societies through sheer numbers.19 Country, Reserve:Active, (#Reserve

  17. Animatronics Workshop: a theater + engineering collaboration at a high school. (United States)

    Alford, Jennifer Ginger; Jacob, Lucas; Dietz, Paul


    The Animatronics Workshop is a learning experience in which kids conceive and construct a robotic show. They write the story, build the robotic mechanisms and the set, perform voice acting, and create the motion tracks. This provides a deep cross-disciplinary experience, teaching participants how to think creatively across traditional areas of expertise. In an intensive three-day prototype workshop in summer 2013, 14 high school students created a three-character show.

  18. New Light on Dark Energy (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Linder, Eric; Ho, Shirly; Aldering, Greg; Fraiknoi, Andrew


    A panel of Lab scientists — including Eric Linder, Shirly Ho, and Greg Aldering — along with Andrew Fraiknoi, the Bay Area's most popular astronomy explainer, gathered at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre on Monday, April 25, 2011, for a discussion about "New Light on Dark Energy." Topics will include hunting down Type 1a supernovae, measuring the universe using baryon oscillation, and whether dark energy is the true driver of the universe.

  19. Cyberwarfare and Our Allies: The Importance of Theater Security Cooperation (United States)


    September 2009, Fmt =3&clientId=18762&RQT=309&VName=PQD (accessed 18 September 2009). 2 Henry S...Kenyon, “Cyber Attacks Reveal Lessons,” Signal, July 2009, Fmt =3&clientId=18762&RQT=309&VName=PQD...htm. 4 Henry S. Kenyon, “Cyber Attacks Reveal Lessons,” Signal, July 2009, Fmt =3&clientId

  20. Young Girls Discovering Their Voice with Literacy and Readers Theater (United States)

    Zambo, Debby


    The ideal female, as portrayed in the media, has a perfect body, owns many trendy and costly possessions, and is submissive and sexy. Young girls are easily influenced by the media's portrayal of teens and women, therefore, they may begin to form unrealistic ideas about beauty and begin to judge themselves and each other based on these…

  1. The Western Pacific Theater of Operations: A Brewing Showdown (United States)


    Pacific include the agreement between the US, Australia and New Zealand , which was signed on September 1, 1951. The agreement stated that any armed... Geography . (accessed May 22, 2016). 28 Office of Naval Intelligence, The PLA Navy New Capabilities and Missions for the 21st Century, 2015 ONI Report. 29...of the human race and the 24-hour news cycle, nothing happens in one part of the globe without the other side knowing about it almost

  2. Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors Through Interactive Theater Intervention


    Ryan J. Watson; Daniel A. McDonald; Ruth Carter; Joseph M. Russo


    The reduction of risk behaviors in secondary schools is a key concern for parents, teachers, and school administrators. School is one of the primary contexts of socialization for young people; thus, the investment in school-based programs to reduce risk behaviors is essential. In this study, we report on youth who participated in an intervention designed to improve decision-making skills based on positive youth development approaches. We examine changes in decision-making skills before and af...

  3. Modeling Ordnance Movements into the Asian Pacific Theater (United States)


    focuses on the ordnance operations that occur at the United States Navy Base, Guam. The base sits on Orote Peninsula near the mouth of Apra Harbor...located on the south central part of the island, southeast of the Apra Harbor Naval Complex. This section will describe both locations and their...roles in ordnance operations on Guam. a. Kilo Wharf Kilo Wharf is located at the entrance to Apra Harbor on the north side of Orote peninsula. It is

  4. Immunology teaching by incorporating knowledge from theater and music

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    Martha Elisa Ferreira Almeida


    Full Text Available The Immunology knowledge is important to therapeutic prevention of several diseases. The aim of this study was present a teaching methodology of Immunology and verify its efficacy as the knowledge acquisition by the participants of an event. To assess the progress of knowledge by the participants as well the use of the play and sung music, each participant fill a questionnaire, containing ten questions, before and after the presentation. The results were evaluated by paired T test at 5%. In both types there was knowledge incorporation after the play activity because the notes after the event were statistically higher. The participants remained attentive and praised the event. The knowledge showed by most of participants was considered lower and regular before the event and after the ludic activities they showed higher grades which categorized knowledge as regular and high. It was concluded that the methodology used contributed with knowledge acquisition and could contribute with the cultural and social education of the participants.

  5. "Head, Not Tails:" How Best to Engage Theater Ballistic Missiles

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    Wiegand, Ronald C


    .... Heads, not tails sounds a call to the Missile Defense Agency, Strategic Command and all Services to commit to producing BPI capability (first kinetic, then directed energy), ahead of other systems and upgrades.

  6. Larger Units: Theater Army -- Army Group -- Field Army (United States)


    perience ith oup a . uring e inal ur s rld , 8, neral n . rshing oup troll ing e i r stan nd .S. ies.3 ccording e-World I .S. ctrine, e...AREA C,(N[RAl WAVELL. IJIIIIISI~ D[I’UlY COMMANOtR U G£N GrOf !GE H. PIIElT. US. (III[F or STAfr . IT G£N Sill II. R. POWNAlL,lIRmSH I I I D’ptlly

  7. Theater Nuclear Weapons in Europe: The Contemporary Debate

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    Polser, Brian


    .... and NATO policy makers adhere to political and military utility arguments, while others argue that TNWs in Europe are irrelevant -- that their utility has been supplanted by political, cultural...

  8. Pause, Presence, Public: from Dance Theater to Workshop Performance

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    Ciane Fernandes


    Full Text Available The text discusses the tendency to stillness or dynamic pause in the contemporary scene, as a search for somatic attunement, in an attitude of counter-culture and transformation. In the middle of an empire of signs and simulacra, stillness activates inner flow and collective connections towards presence and creative interaction/integration with the environment. From a historical review, through a theoretical debate (Foster,Lacan, Ferál, Da Costa, till examples of performing arts, visual arts, music, and contemporary life events – such as natural catastrophes and their media repercussions –, we intend to bring upan afterthought about the priorities and the role of the artist-researcher in contemporary times.

  9. Enabling Theater Security Cooperation Through Regionally Aligned Forces (United States)


    different physical, political, and cultural 15 environments.”62 American soldiers have been educated in a multicultural , multinational, and ill...its realignment to PACOM, is scheduled to participate in multinational exercises with Japan, Australia , and South Korea this year.109 While still in

  10. Interdisciplinary Role Play between Social Work and Theater Students (United States)

    Dennison, Susan T.


    Teaching BSW and MSW students beginning interviewing and relationship-building skills is essential in order to prepare them for practice with clients. In social work methods courses, role plays are commonly-used instructional strategies for helping foundation-level students acquire these initial practice skills. Despite the popularity of this…

  11. Future Autonomous Robotic Systems in the Pacific Theater (United States)


    the same computer is the size of a bathroom. By 2020, IBM predicts Watson will be the size of a smartphone.14 If the world’s most powerful computers...Bean, “Mobile Evolution,” [accessed December 11, 2014]. 14 Lucas Mearian, “ IBM : Watson Will... ibm -- watson -will- eventually-fit-on-a-smartphone--diagnose-illness.html [accessed November 23,2014]. 8 sized supercomputers will become the

  12. Operational Planning for Theater Anti-Submarine Warfare (United States)


    Sandia National Labs (Hart, Laird, Watson , & Woodruff, 2012) and we used CPLEX ( IBM , 2017) to solve the resulting model. We ran all of our models on a...Calhoun handle/10945/4772 Hart, William E., Carl Laird, Jean-Paul Watson , and David L. Woodruff. Pyomo— Optimization modeling in...Python. Vol. 67. Springer, 2012. Hart, William E., Jean-Paul Watson , & David L. Woodruff. “Pyomo: modeling and solving mathematical programs in

  13. Mission Need Statement for the Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP)

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    ...) Memorandum, 31 Mar 1995, Medical Program Guidance, FY 1997-2001; ASD(HA) DoD Corporate Information Management Strategic Plan and Enterprise Integration Implementing Strategy, Goals 2, 3, and 4...

  14. Integrating Psychological Operations into the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS). (United States)


    their army got defeated in battle by a superior force. With the outbreak of World War II, the U.S. had virtually no organized capability to conduct...exists that excessive stimulation disrupts neural functioning and creates a psychotic reaction. This is well illustrated by the double approach-avoidance

  15. Beyond the Archive: Cultural Memory in Dance and Theater (United States)

    Bernstein, Carol L.


    This essay uses the concept of the constellation to characterize the relations among interdisciplinarity, cultural memory, and comparative literature. To do so entails: (a) reviewing the paradoxical interdisciplinarity of comparative literature, (b) tracing its establishment at a liberal arts college (Bryn Mawr College, USA), and (c) describing a…

  16. Theater Warfare Programs at AFIT: An Instructional Aid. (United States)


    procedure files APEGO , MIGO, or LIGO (these are discussed in Chapter IV). Thus, converting the programs to operate on a different computer will only involve...routine XX -94- TABLE IIX TWXRUN Files File Description AGGO, AGGOB AG execution proc APEGO APE execution proc APESEG APE segmentation proc ARGO AR batch

  17. Theater Battle Management (TBM) Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Specification (United States)


    1801 MIL-STD-1801, User/Computer Interface ESD-TR ESD-TR-86-278, Guidelines for Designing User Interface Software MSG Motif™ Style Guide DODHS DODES...the primary means of user-computer interaction. Source: MSG, DODHS , DODSG, JMCIS 2. The keyboard is available for performing most operations...primarily as a backup. Source: MSG, DODHS , DODSG, JMCIS 3. All operations in Table 2-1 except range selection in text are available from keyboard. Source

  18. Problems of Sea Control in Theater Nuclear War. (United States)


    contemporary conditions [conditions in which it is pos- sible to apply military means of colossal power] special significance. Delay in using weapons in naval...Postgraduate School Monterey, California 93940 . ATTN: Dr. 0. Daniel 𔃻 Naval War College Newport, Rhode Island 02840 ATTN: Technical Library Director Naval

  19. Photojournalism in Theaters of War. Interview to Pier Paolo Cito

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    Giovanna Morittu


    Full Text Available In questa intervista Pier Paolo Cito racconta la sua passione per la fotografia e le sue esperienze sul campo, in particolare quella vissuta in Afghanistan. Fa un’analisi tecnica del suo lavoro spiegando le motivazioni della scelta degli istanti da immortalare e le sue preferenze relative ai generi fotografici. Si sofferma, inoltre, su considerazioni personali relative al bianco e nero.

  20. An Integrated Supply Chain Solution for Theater Distribution (United States)


    Frequency Identification ( RFID ) technology was not effectively used to track all materiel - Asset visibility and other logistics systems were not fully...studies were conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and retired general officers, including LTG(R) Richard A. Hack and LTG(R) Claude

  1. Of Theater, Pedagogy, and the History of Psychology: An Exploration. (United States)

    Rhoads, Susan E.; Wight, Randall D.


    Presents a student response to an undergraduate psychology assignment where students constructed a dialog from the discipline's history. The playlet consists of two actors in the roles of William James and Hugo Munsterberg. While they expound on their contradictory positions, two actors standing behind them examine the subtext. (MJP)

  2. Quantifying Counterforce and Active Defense in Countering Theater Ballistic Missiles


    Marshall, Kneale T.


    This paper contains the formulation and analysis of a model to measure, compare, and contrast the effects of counterforce (pre-launch attack) and active defense (post-launch attack) against tactical ballistic missiles (TBM's). It is shown that without counterforce an active defense system could require an impractical number of weapons to counter incoming missiles and/or their warheads. This number is shown to decrease geometrically as effective counterforce is...

  3. Technology Opportunities: Implementation of Deployment Health Policy in Operational Theaters

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    Martinez-Lopez, Lester


    It is U.S. policy that medical and personnel information systems be designed, integrated, and utilized with military medical surveillance to protect the physical and mental health of Service members throughout...

  4. Airborne Operations in World War II, European Theater (United States)


    Allied antiaircraft batteries, this plan also facilitated fighter protec- tion and use of navigational aids. Remembering the miscarriage of MARKET... recurrent overrunning and stringing out. Most inconvenienced by this was the 491st Group, which was to lead the drop at SDP B. It had to make several

  5. Theater Security Cooperation in Oceania for the 21st Century (United States)


    Tokelau and Hawaii). In other contexts the term can include New Zealand , often Australia, & sometimes the Malay Archipelago, accessed 11 April 2012, http...enforcement missions from July 2007 to July 2011. 21 University of British Columbia, Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries, Ecosystems, Biodiversity ...between France, the United States [via the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)], Australia, and New Zealand to ensure a prosperous, secure, and stable Pacific. The

  6. A Heuristic Approach to the Theater Distribution Problem (United States)


    55 Appendix: Research Poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 ...15 568 658 653 574 569 587 569 16 604 691 689 624 604 621 604 17 602 690 689 653 611 617 603 18 599 702 704 605 640 668 613 19 585 678 668 592 586 590... ru ct iv e fu nc ti on , th is m et ho d sh uf fle s re - qu ir em en ts in a T PF D D to cr ea te m ul ti pl e sh ip - m en ts ol ut io ns . Pr ob ab

  7. Theater Sustainment Reserve for the Rwanda Defence Forces (United States)


    laboratory with blood transfusion possibility and surgical facility that can be leveraged by the RDF. In addition, the health-care facility had the...laboratory with blood transfusion possibility and surgical facility. This can be leveraged by the RDF. In addition, the health-care facility had the...required to build this robust sustainment structure are beyond the topic of this study. The lack of time and resources did not allow interviews of

  8. Reinventando práticas de enfermagem na educação em saúde: teatro com idosos Reinventando las prácticas de enfermería en la educación para la salud: el teatro con ancianos Reinventing nursing practice in health education: theater with elderly

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    Cássia Noele Arruda Campos


    research, conducted through weekly meetings, previously defined in placeholder. In the meetings the following themes were explored: Reception; construction of life histories; Removing masks; Traveling in imagination/ diversity of scenarios; Working the emotion: nonverbal communication; Body work: moving on the stage; Making faces; Shop characters; Rehearsing a theater play - what life has taught me and what you can anticipate. The theatre showed an excellent way in the empowerment of the elderly population from the recovery and their life experiences.

  9. Duean sip, théâtre de l’ethnorégionalisme sud. Les nomades de la mer et le cycle rituel du dixième mois dans la province de Phang Nga (sud de la Thaïlande Duean sip, Theater of the Southern Ethnoregionalism. The Sea Nomads and the Tenth Lunar Month Ritual Complex in the Phang Nga Province (Southern Thailand

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    Olivier Ferrari


    Full Text Available La cérémonie bouddhique du dixième mois lunaire, connue comme la fête des morts et des revenants, revêt dans la région de Phang Nga, au sud de la Thaïlande une importance et un rôle qui vont bien au-delà de sa signification religieuse. Il s’agit en effet d’un complexe rituel qui, en s’emboîtant avec les cérémonies du festival végétarien des Sino-Thaïs et avec d’autres cérémonies propres aux nomades de la mer (Moken, Moklen et Urak Lawoi, met en scène les fondements des relations interethniques qui caractérisent la région. Le partage du territoire et des rôles sociaux dans celui-ci sont au cœur de ce cycle rituel, qui devient de fait le théatre de l’ethnorégionalisme du sud de la Thaïlande.The bouddhist ceremony of the tenth lunar month, dedicated to the dead and the hungry ghosts, is a paramount feature in the region of Phang Nga, Southern Thailand. Its importance and role go well beyond its religious meaning. Indeed, it is a ritual ensemble which, by overlapping with the vegetarien festival of the Sino-Thais and with ceremonises held by the Sea Gypsies (Moken, Moklen and Urak Lawoi, displays the very foundations of the interethnic relationships that characterize the region. The sharing of the territory and of the social roles distributed within the region are the core of the ritual cycle, which is thus the theater of Southern Thai’s ethnoregionalism.

  10. Intra-Theater Air Mobility and Theater Distribution for the Joint Force Commander: Is the United States Central Command Model the Best (Revised) (United States)


    ESC.41 Planning conferences for several exercises on the Korean peninsula, including KEY RESOLVE 2009, FOAL EAGLE 2009, and ULCHI FREEDOM GUARDIAN...41Akin and Topic, “Transforming Joint Operational Level Logistics.” 42Mr. Chuck Cotterell, Report for Key Resolve/ Foal Eagle 2009 (KR/FE 09...Cotterell, Chuck, Report for Key Resolve/ Foal Eagle 2009 (KR/FE 09) Final Planning Conferences and Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2009 Initial Planning

  11. O cotidiano das enfermeiras do exército na força expedicionária brasileira (FEB no teatro de operações da 2ª Guerra Mundial, na Itália (1942-1945 El cotidiano de las enfermeras del ejército en la fuerza expedicionária brasileña (FEB en el teatro de operaciones de la 2ª Guerra Mundial en Italia (1942-1945 The daily life of nurses in the Brazilian expeditionary force in the theater of operations during World War II, in Italy (1942-1945

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    Margarida Maria Rocha Bernardes


    Full Text Available Estudo histórico-social, tem como objetivo analisar os desafios cotidianos enfrentados pelas enfermeiras do Exército no Teatro de Operações da 2ª Guerra Mundial, na Itália. Utilizou-se como fontes primárias três fotografias da época e depoimentos de nove enfermeiras que estiveram no conflito. As fontes secundárias constituíram-se do acervo literário referente ao assunto. Utilizou-se conceitos do sociólogo Pierre Bourdieu para apoiar a discussão. Os resultados evidenciaram que as enfermeiras enfrentaram os desafios do cotidiano na guerra e adaptaram-se às adversidades dos acampamentos/enfermarias. Conclui-se que o cotidiano das enfermeiras, nesse cenário, ao tempo que as levou ao enfrentamento de barreiras, propiciou a apreensão de novas culturas e tecnologias.Este estudio histórico-sociológico tiene como objetivo analizar los retos cotidianos enfrentados por las enfermeras del Ejército Brasileño en el teatro de operaciones de la 2ª guerra mundial en Italia. Fuentes primarias: tres fotografías de la época, articuladas a los testimonios de nueve enfermeras que estuvieran en el conflicto. Fuentes secundárias: acervo bibliográfico referente al contexto histórico social del recorte temporal. Utilizamos conceitos de Pierre Bourdieu. Los resultados evidenciaron que las enfermeras enfrentaron los retos del cotidiano en la guerra y se adaptaron a las adversidades de los campamentos/enfermerías. Concluimos que las enfermeras en este escenario ultrapasaron barreras y tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer nuevas culturas y tecnologías.This historic-sociological study aims to analyze the daily challenges faced by army nurses in the Theater of Operations during the Second World War in Italy. The primary sources of investigation consist of three photographs taken during that period as well as testimonies by nine nurses, while literature on the subject is used as a secondary source. The discussion is supported by Pierre Bourdieu

  12. Reduction of Risk for Low Back Injury in Theater of Operations (United States)


    the small lumbar muscles play only a minor role in trunk extension torque production.17 Thus, they are considered to be the weak link in trunk...11-week follow-up. KEYWORDS lumbar extensor muscles , exercise, strength, core stabilization, low back pain, military ACCOMPLISHMENTS Specific Aim...effectiveness of a progressive resistance exercise training program to improve lumbar extensor muscle strength and endurance in US Army Soldiers in training to

  13. Cell Phone Calls in the Operating Theater and Staff Distractions: An Observational Study. (United States)

    Avidan, Alexander; Yacobi, Galel; Weissman, Charles; Levin, Phillip D


    Cell phones are the primary communication tool in our institution. There are no restrictions on their use in the operating rooms. The goal of this study was to evaluate the extent of cell phone use in the operating rooms during elective surgery and to evaluate whether they cause staff distractions. The following data on cell phone use were recorded anonymously: number of incoming and outgoing cell phone calls, duration of cell phone calls and their content (patient related, work related, private), who was distracted by the cell phone calls, and duration of distractions. We made observations during 52 surgeries. There were 205 cell phone calls, 197 (96.1%; median, 3 per surgery; interquartile range, 2-5) incoming and 8 (3.9%) outgoing. Incoming calls were answered on 110 (55.8%) of 197 (median, 2; interquartile range, 1-3) occasions. The mean duration of incoming calls (64 ± 40 seconds) was shorter than those of the outgoing calls (137 ± 242 seconds, P cell phones (24/30, 80.0%). The mean duration of the distractions was 43.6 ± 22.3 seconds. During all 8 outgoing calls, no other staff members were distracted. The number of cell phone calls in the operating rooms during elective surgery was lower than expected and caused short-lived distractions mainly to the operating surgeons. We recommend that operating surgeons turn off their cell phones before surgery.

  14. Theater Nuclear Force Modernization as an Issue in West German Politics, 1977-1980 (United States)


    they had those of Afghani 1tan. On this side of the Atlantic there is also dissatisfaction. In April 1980, Senator Jacob Javits stated that America had...Institute, in RUSI Journal (September 1977), p. 45.• 3 7 V.D. Sokolovskiy, Soviet Military Strategy, edited by " Harriet Fast Scot., (New York: Stanford

  15. Survivors of imprisonment in the Pacific theater during World War II. (United States)

    Goldstein, G; van Kammen, W; Shelly, C; Miller, D J; van Kammen, D P


    Data were obtained from 41 survivors of imprisonment by the Japanese during World War II. Interview data suggested that these individuals, despite the 40 years that had passed since their prisoner of war experiences, showed manifestations of posttraumatic stress disorder, notably a sleep disturbance marked by recurrent nightmares. MMPI data suggested significant pathology, characterized as an anxiety state, in this group. Half of the subjects met the full set of DSM-III criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder.

  16. Analysis of Over-the-Horizon Tactical Communications in an Immature Theater (United States)


    Supplement (August 2009): 32, 36. 24B. Rama Rao, Jeffrey M. Elloian, E. N. Rosario , and R. J. Davis, “Ferrite Loaded UHF Sleeve Monopole Integrated With a...Created by author. In table 3, established technologies and systems are highlighted in green . Emerging and future systems are amber. The...

  17. Adapt or Perish: Aeromedical Evacuation in the Contested Air Space of the Pacific Theater (United States)


    55. Frank W. Walbank, Alexander the Great: King of Macedonia, Encyclopedia ... Britannica Online, (, (Accessed 7 July 2016). 56. Robert Burnham, Spanish Recruits in the

  18. Students' Literary Theater as an Educational Innovation in the Context of Ukrainian and Foreign Experience (United States)

    Koval, Taisiia


    The article analyzes the process of future teachers-philologists' training in an innovative educational environment. The novelty of educational technology which includes the implementation of innovative ideas of modern education by introducing competency based approach has been justified. It has been stated that the purpose of the students'…

  19. Training Materials and Data Requirements for Combat Training Theater (CTT) Training Test Support Plan (United States)



  20. Effectively Sustaining Forces Overseas While Minimizing Supply Chain Costs. Targeted Theater Inventory

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    Peltz, Eric; Girardini, Kenneth J; Robbins, Marc; Boren, Patricia


    .... These reasons include: shortfalls in overall funding with transportation then becoming one of the reduction targets due to a perception of it being a discretionary cost with an ability to switch to lower-cost options...

  1. Integration of Naval Forces into the Early Entry Theater Level Model (EETLM) (United States)


    TF.B4 CVOA2 600 11 0 0 619 0 5.25 GROUP.I-I MUNSAN 10500 436 402 0 11658 1600 5.25 GROUP. 1-2 WONJU 12000 116 300 0 12760 1400 5,25 GROUP. 1-3 KANGNUNG...12000 116 300 0 12760 1400 5.25 GROUP.2-1 SEOUL 11000 310 318 0 11965 1500 Table 11. Portion of the Position Output File for Case R2-EI, Replication 1

  2. Readers' Theater: A Process of Developing Fourth-Graders' Reading Fluency (United States)

    Clark, Rachel; Morrison, Timothy G.; Wilcox, Brad


    This study examines the process of fluency development of three fourth-grade readers of varying reading abilities. Participants were selected based on the number of words they read correctly per minute (WCPM) on the Qualitative Reading Inventory and their score on the Multidimensional Fluency Scale (MFS). Students participated in an 8-week…

  3. Lessons from the British Defeat Combating Colonial Hybrid Warfare in the 1781 Southern Theater of Operations (United States)


    insights to the dealing with hybrid enemies today. To defeat hybrid enemies, armies need an organizational culture that supports transition among the...Tse-Tung’s Mobile War (Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 2009); Gerald Carbone, Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution...North Carolina (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 1976); John Tokar, “Logistics and the

  4. Play Well With Others: Improvisational Theater and Collaboration in the Homeland Security Environment (United States)


    family, my parents , brothers and sister all work so hard to understand what it is I do, and their support for this career of mine really keeps me going...Shakespeare, Molière, puppets Punch and Judy and twentieth century performers like Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone Cops (Hartnoll, 1985). The idea of a...four sources, with each source drawing from media reports, interviews , and communications during the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Two of the reports

  5. DOD Needs to Improve Management and Oversight of Operations at the Theater Retrograde- Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (United States)


    secondary containment devices10 during temporary and permanent storage. The secondary containment device used by the contractor resembled a tarp but...NSE Inspected at the DRMO NSE Materiel Assigned Value Approximate Value Shredder $50.00 $13,000.00 Solar Panel $1.00 $250.00 Water Heater...This statement is based on the results of auditor observations, interviews, and identification of NSE shredders, solar panels, and water heaters

  6. Integrated Diagnostic and Treatment Devices for Enroute Critical Care of Patients within Theater (United States)


    external defibrillator and blood chemistry analysis system. Figure 1: Patient Being Transported with the Life Support for Trauma and Transport...These devices possess central processing units that integrate medical functions and automatically record patient physiological data and provider...patient breathing circuit and patient lead connectors. In addition to the standard PMI devices, the LSTAT also featured an integrated semi- automatic

  7. TSAR (Theater Simulation of Airbase Resources) Database Dictionary F-4G. (United States)



  8. An Unfinished Harlequin. Right to Culture, Theater and Youth in the French Periphery

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    Mione Apolinario Sales


    Full Text Available This article presents an analysis of the film A esquiva (France, 2004, by Abdellatif Kechiche, which narrates how students from the periphery mounted a theatrical play. It focuses on the way of life and language of these adolescents. The background is the issue of the right to culture. A qualitative study of an exploratory nature was conducted on the Internet, based on files available about the film since 2004. The analysis is based on specialized film criticism texts and the reaction of spectators in on-line discussion forums found in French sites.

  9. Complex Adaptive Systems: The Theater Air Control System in Desert Storm (United States)


    the environment and context, emergence is a property of the system. A system’s emergent properties are born from actions and interactions of the...desert were clearly “visible” with infrared sensors, especially between sunset and midnight .161 The intent of Night Camel was to determine whether

  10. Dance Theater of Harlem Arts Exposure Program. Cue Sheet for Students. (United States)

    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.

    This publication is a performance guide containing several brief articles for students to use before and after attending an Arts Exposure Program given by the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH). The first article, "Dancing," traces the origins and history of dance itself, and in particular, ballet. The second article, "Arthur Mitchell…

  11. Echoes from the anatomical theater of Padua: Fabrici on the nervous system. (United States)

    Zanchin, Giorgio; Panetto, Monica; Dalla Francesca, Elisabetta Hellman


    Girolamo Fabrici d'Acquapendente, never published a systematic description nor an iconographic record of the nervous system except for the series of 21 pictures, entitled De Anatomia Capitis Cerebri Nervorum, stored in the Biblioteca Marciana of Venice.

  12. A Post-"Leahy Conditions" Theater Security Cooperation Plan for Indonesia

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    Grady, Gregory L


    Currently, Public Law 115, Section 572 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2002, also known as the "Leahy Conditions" for its sponsor, Senator Patrick Leahy (Democrat-Vermont...

  13. Theater Nuclear Force Survivability, Security and Safety Instrumentation. Volume I. Engineering Development Phase - Fiscal Year 1980. (United States)


    consumption. A-4 * ~~7110-T~ I1 VA *J. C -k ayN AA-5 The bubble memory controller has built-in capability for data error detection and correction in addition... Rand Corp Vector Research, Inc ATTN: Library ATTN: S. Bonder ATTN: W. Jones Santa Fe Corp ATTN: D. Paolucci Dlst-4

  14. Who owns the images? Image politics and media criticism in theater: a separation of powers

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    Röttger, K.; Jackob, A.


    This article investigates the ownership of images analyzing not only the place and mode of image circulation, but also the question of who can access these images under what circumstances. It is not only concerned with the technical or electronic media that are often held responsible for the

  15. Induced Insecurity: Understanding the Potential Pitfalls in Developing Theater Campaign Plans (United States)


    34 International Security 9, no. I (Summer 1984): 62. 23. Jervis, 191. 18 The primary lesson learned from this historical case study is that the...revolted violently by commencing a brutal guerilla war that, combined with attacks from the united British and Portuguese armies, eventually caused

  16. Setting the Theater: US Sustainment Operations in the Pacific during World War II (United States)


    New Zealand , and Espiritu Santo to attack Tulagi and Guadalcanal. These islands rested on the edge of Japanese-controlled areas in the Pacific and...through maritime and air routes. The United States has been involved in the Pacific for over a century, and the need to understand the geography and...States has been involved in the Pacific for over a century, and the need to understand the geography and tyranny of distance is only one characteristic

  17. The optical design of ultra-short throw system for panel emitted theater video system (United States)

    Huang, Jiun-Woei


    In the past decade, the display format from (HD High Definition) through Full HD(1920X1080) to UHD(4kX2k), mainly guides display industry to two directions: one is liquid crystal display(LCD) from 10 inch to 100 inch and more, and the other is projector. Although LCD has been popularly used in market; however, the investment for production such kind displays cost more money expenditure, and less consideration of environmental pollution and protection[1]. The Projection system may be considered, due to more viewing access, flexible in location, energy saving and environmental protection issues. The topic is to design and fabricate a short throw factor liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) projection system for cinema. It provides a projection lens system, including a tele-centric lens fitted for emitted LCoS to collimate light to enlarge the field angle. Then, the optical path is guided by a symmetric lens. Light of LCoS may pass through the lens, hit on and reflect through an aspherical mirror, to form a less distortion image on blank wall or screen for home cinema. The throw ratio is less than 0.33.

  18. Air Supply Operations in the China-Burma-India Theater between 1942 and 1945 (United States)


    Knight, Lifeline in the Sky: The Story of the U.S. Military Air Transport Service (New York: William Morrow, 1957), 27-45. 54Marcella Thum , Airlift! The...Tuchman, Barbara. Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1941-1945. New York: Grove Press, 1971. Thum , Marcella. Airlift: The Story of the

  19. Center Stage: New York's Repertorio Espanol Promotes and Preserves Hispanic Theater. (United States)

    Dominguez, Robert


    Currently the only Hispanic company that rotates productions daily, New York-based nonprofit Repertorio Espanol performs classical and contemporary Hispanic plays in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To develop appreciation of Hispanic literature and culture in a new generation of theatergoers, the troupe performs discount matinees…

  20. Motivational theater to increase consumption of vegetable dishes by preschool children (United States)

    By 3 years of age, many children have developed a dislike for certain foods, particularly vegetables. Seventy-five percent of young children consume less than the recommended levels for vegetables. The objective of this randomized feasibility intervention was to demonstrate the impact of an innovati...

  1. Essays on Strategy. Hostage Rescue Planning, Maritime Theater Nuclear Capability, Strategic Psychological Operations (United States)


    the helicopters, which was changing position to allow a second helicopter to refuel, collided with a C-130 and both aircraft burst into flames. Eight...missions, planners must carefully assess the operational and technical feasibility of the plan. The lack of one flyable helicopter at Desert One changed ...plannirg anduXC( Lit ion is paramount ýi n~ u indo w~if t ink mu i meteo rologicalI or cliimat oloigical co nsideration- niav rutinta plainnud operation to

  2. Allied Forces, Mediterranean Theater, Western Task Force Operation Plan Number 4-44, Volume 1 (United States)


    reported average 3% at iLE DU LEVANT, and less than 1J6 at CaFE CAI -^RAT and FEREAT. .i’inds of above 17 knots only very infrequently persist...passes between LEVANT ISLAND - PORT CROS ISLAM), CROS ISLAND - PORQUEROLLES ISLAND, and PORQUEROLLES ISLAND - CAFE The Officer-in-Charge of the net laying...FZN NXP MHB ( TJW SFQ..GVR YDP NBU PET VHR KPK HRZ LPG UTU XFK LZH IJA TPC BQS YZW. OGT XSC SJY ACV VKO XBP RFS BJT PLY - 13 of 16 - Appendix 2(c

  3. Theater Missile Defense Extended Test Range Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement - Eglin Gulf Test Range. Volume 2 (United States)


    Boatsafe, 1998. and Boat Safe Kids , [Online]. Available:, [9 June]. Bohnsack, J. A., D.E. Harper, and D.B...Florida, and Gary Cornell, EDAW, Inc., regarding unique visual features of the Florida Keys, 4 February. Kochman, H.I., 1978. “Eastern Indigo Snake...Exercise: “Standard EIGER” (U), N00014-94-C-0061, 27 July. Steiner, T.M., O.L. Bass, Jr., and J.A. Kushlan, 1983. Status of the Eastern Indigo Snake

  4. Physical and Moral Courage: An Essential Personal Attribute of a Successful Theater Strategic Commander

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    Garland, Jr, Robert A


    .... As leaders progress through a career, their experiences, training, educational opportunities, and role models, both good and bad, influence the type of leadership skills they will employ in command...


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    Juliana Jamaica Sousa da Silva


    Full Text Available Objetivos: Investigar as concepções sobre reabilitação psicossocial dos usuários e profissionais que trabalham com Teatro do Oprimido (TO no CAPS III- Liberdade de Aracaju/SE/Brasil em 2011. Identificando quais foram às melhorias na qualidade de vida de portadores de sofrimento psíquico. Métodos: Estudo exploratório-descritivo e qualitativo, coletado através de entrevista semiestruturada com 06 usuários e 01 profissional, sendo analisado através da análise de conteúdo. Resultados: Revelaram usuários ativos; melhora na expressão dialógica e corporal e o TO como uma estratégia de reabilitação psicossocial, pois além de aproximar os participantes, mostram caminhos para o resgate da autonomia através das encenações, além de incentivar à arte. Apresentam também melhora na qualidade de vida e permitem intervalos entre as crises psiquiátricas maiores, tornando-se uma ponte de fortalecimento para a aproximação familiar. Porém, existem dificuldades na sua operacionalização.  Conclusões: Trata-se de uma ferramenta que possibilita a estabilização e a reabilitação dos portadores de sofrimento psíquico.

  6. Psychiatric History, Deployments, and Impacts of Seeking Mental Health Care in a Combat Theater (United States)


    Rates of mental health in service members deployed to Afghanistan continue to rise, with service members with 3+ deployments displaying highest rates of psychological problems and use of psychiatric medications.

  7. Theaters of time and space: The American planetarium community, 1930-1970 (United States)

    Marche, Jordan Dale, II

    American astronomy education was transformed by the introduction of a remarkable teaching tool---the projection planetarium. Conceived at the Carl Zeiss firm of Jena, Germany, the first prototype was exhibited at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, in 1923. Between 1930 and 1970, more than 700 planetaria were completed or remained under construction in the Unite States, Canada, and Mexico. Members of the American planetarium community united to form the first continent-wide professional association and to launch its quarterly journal, signifying that disciplinary maturity had been achieved. Social developments in the American planetarium community are examined in light of three principal issues (along with the role of gender): patronage, professionalization, and popularization. The analytical narrative is supplemented by quantitative analysis of North American planetaria and their personnel. Utilizing methods employed in collective biography, the Appendix contains further assessments derived from five professional traits of the community's 919 known planetarium directors. On the basis of technological developments and the changing nature of patronage, three distinct periods of historical development are recognized. In the formative stage (1930--1946), the community was dominated by Zeiss-equipped facilities installed at five metropolitan cities. During the second period (1947--1957), inexpensive pinhole-style projectors, marketed by Philadelphia entrepreneur Armand N. Spitz, revolutionized the availability of 'artificial skies'. In response to the "crisis of confidence" triggered by Sputnik's launch, a third developmental period (1958--1970) ensued. The necessity of offering a space science education to rapidly growing numbers of young people justified the construction of hundreds of new planetaria through the 1960s. Originally created for teaching the confirmation of scientific theories, planetaria became important tools for researching other biological and educational theories. Popular information conveyed about our nation's space program carried the potential to alter public perceptions and policy decisions. Traditional models employed in science communication theories require modification to accommodate feedback loops of this kind.

  8. Unleashed Potential: The Potential of Civil Military Support Elements in Theater Security Cooperation (United States)


    which I learned so about Paraguayan culture, history , military customs, and generally how to do business there. We spent our time together helping...MEC Ministerio de Educacion y Cultura (Minister of Education and Culture) METT-TC Mission, Enemy, Time, Troops Available, & Civil Considerations...of the most important articles that details the history and current insurgency issues in northern Paraguay. 51 The information collected and defined

  9. Improving the Analysis Capabilities of the Synthetic Theater Operations Research Model (STORM) (United States)


    through multiple MySQL queries, which identify those metrics and dump them into an Excel file for analysis. MySQL is an open source SQL (Structured Query...Language) database server. MySQL allows a program or user to store, manipulate, and retrieve data in table structures. This server was chosen

  10. Military Diplomacy: An Essential Tool for Foreign Policy at the Theater Strategic Level (United States)


    practitioners, the likes of Sun Tzu, Frederick the Great, Carl von Clausewitz , and Alfred Thayer Mahan, recognized the interconnectedness of these...the elements of national power. Two European icons of the 18th and 19th century military community, Frederick the Great and Carl von Clausewitz , advance...Frederick the Great for His Generals. Carl von Clausewitz book, On War, is perhaps the most influential work on military theory to date, inextricably

  11. Considering the Context and Texts for Fluency: Performance, Readers Theater, and Poetry (United States)

    Young, Chase; Nageldinger, James


    This article describes the importance of teaching reading fluency and all of its components, including automaticity and prosody. The authors explain how teachers can create a context for reading fluency instruction by engaging students in reading performance activities. To support the instructional contexts, the authors suggest particular…

  12. Engaging Youth in Learning about Healthful Eating and Active Living: An Evaluation of Educational Theater Programs (United States)

    Cheadle, Allen; Cahill, Carol; Schwartz, Pamela M.; Edmiston, John; Johnson, Sarah; Davis, Larry; Robbins, Curtis


    Objective: To compare knowledge gains and knowledge retention of healthful eating and active living behaviors in elementary school children participating in Educational Theatre Programs (ETP). Methods: The study sample included 47 schools (2,915 third- or fourth-grade students) in 8 Kaiser Permanente regions. Children's knowledge of 4 healthful…

  13. An Investigation of Alternative Metamodels for the Theater Simulation of Airbase Resources Model (United States)


    ability to take a total system viewpoint, the TSAR model is extremely complicated. To illustrate this complexity, when determining aircraft availability...above. (Diener, 1989:68). 1.2 Previous Research In his 1989 dissertation, Diener used the TSAR model to simulate the operability of a European F-15...metamodel is a linear regression model. Diener (1989) developed linear regression models to estimate the response of the TSAR simulation model for each

  14. The Theater Simulation of Airbase Resources and Logistics Composite Models: a Comparison (United States)


    each models’ output sorties flown., At each level the LCOM model flew more sorties than did the TSAR model, however this difference (less than 4 percent...parison Of The TSAR Model To The LCOM Model attempted to demonstrate that TSAR output could duplicate that of the LCOM model (26). His effort showed that... the TSAR sortie production and manhour outputs were statistically different than those of the LCOM model although that difference remained constant on

  15. Medical Situational Awareness in Theater Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Project Proposal

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    Garland, Frank C; Embrey, Ellen; DeNicola, Anthony; Martinez-Lopez, Lester


    ...). Current information systems are not well integrated and do not provide optimal trend analysis or alerts that identify health and readiness risks that can be rapidly used by Combatant Commanders...

  16. Extending U.S. Theater Missile Defense to Northeast Asia: Ramifications for Regional Security

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    Attenweiler, Steven


    ... ambitions at a relatively acceptable cost. This thesis shows that the introduction of a layered missile defense capability will serve to enhance regional security for the United States and its allies by raising...

  17. Affect and the "Really Real": The Politics of HIV/AIDS Framing in South African Theater. (United States)

    Ruthven, Jessica S


    Funding in South Africa privileges HIV prevention campaigns underpinned by individual behavior change goals, despite over two decades of intervention but little reduction in national HIV prevalence. In response, civil society has begun calling for innovative interventions and ways of speaking about the epidemic. Employing framing theory, I analyze differences in how HIV/AIDS is characterized in public media and interrogate the knowledge politics underpinning a group of artists' emerging attention to the nexus of affect, intersubjectivity, and epidemics within performance. I suggest this focus challenges but also complements dominant HIV intervention models by destabilizing common content, relations of power, and hierarchies of knowledge that shape normative health discourse and practice. Simultaneously, such performances reveal deep disparities between the neoliberal principles undergirding most global public health ideology, South Africa's current political economy of HIV intervention, and the dynamic concerns of its HIV-affected constituents.

  18. Tactical unmanned aerial vehicles in a proposed joint infrastructure to counter theater ballistic missiles


    Junker, Vernon L.


    Proliferation of tactical ballistic missile (IBM) systems throughout the Third World represents a serious threat to American national interests. As demonstrated during operation Desert Storm in Iraq, countering this threat is a very difficult problem. A joint, multi-level infrastructure to counter the TBM threat is vital to American security. This thesis considers the joint infrastructure and tactics necessary to counter the TBM threat. During peacetime, infrastructure assets monitor TBM forc...

  19. In-Theater Hospitalizations of US and Allied Personnel During the Gulf War (United States)


    14.0 0.5 427 Cardiac dysrhythmias 154 13.5 0.5 413 Angina pectoris 67 5.9 0.2 456 Varicose veins of other sites 44 3.9 0.1 Diseases of the...leiomyoma 13 5.2 ɘ.1 228 Hemangioma and lymphangioma, any site 12 4.8 ɘ.1 Endocrine, nutritional , and metabolic diseases and immunity disorders (codes 240

  20. Theater und Transmigration: die Schauspielerin Helena Modrzejewska (1840-1909) zwischen USA und Polen


    Szymanski-Düll, Berenika


    "Die 1850 in Krakau geborene Helena Modrzejewska gehört zu den Schauspielerinnen und Schauspielern der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts, denen es gelungen ist, international Karriere zu machen. Auf der Basis des Konzepts zur Transnationalen Migration von Nina Glick Schiller, Linda Basch und Cristina Blanc-Szanton wird in dem hier vorliegenden Artikel herausgearbeitet, wie die Schauspielerin gerade aufgrund ihrer Migration von Polen in die USA geographisch, sprachlich und kulturell getrennt...

  1. Gaming the System: A Game Theory Analysis of Theater Airborne ISR (United States)


    the inevitability of future military operations, there is an obvious need to maximize the utility of every ISR sortie. Numerous and distinguished ISR...investigate the utility of the assets allocated. 35 How then was success measured? The answer lies in the assessments process. Assessment As...Winter 2002-03): 102-108. Heap, Shaun Hargreaves, and Yanis Varoufakis. 1995. Game Theory: A Critical Introduction. London: Routledge, 1995. eBook

  2. US-Led Cooperative Theater Missile Defense in Northeast Asia challenges and Issues

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    Kiriah, Rex


    .... After maintaining four days of silence, North Korean officials stated that the Western labeled MRBM flight test was not the test firing of a ballistic missile but was a three-stage rocket launch...

  3. Optimized Design and Testing of a Prototype Military Bridge System for Rapid In-Theater Construction (United States)


    MLC 30 were applied to the system with multiple load cases for each axle, truck, and track loading. The load cases were applied sequentially to...flexural failure due to concrete crushing along the center of slab span. The failure was identified with center span cracking and associated concrete...Layer Prefabricated FRP Grids for Rapid Bridge Deck Construction: Case Study. ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 10, 201-121. Berg, A. C

  4. Theater Security Cooperation: The Military Engagement Team. Lessons and Best Practices (United States)


    differences. A Soldier can have the best operational skills, but lack social, emotional , and cultural intelligence (trans-cultural) skills making...information on principled negotiation and mediation in an international context when dealing with language/ cultural barriers. Some of the topics include...phases and processes of the negotiation, principled negotiation, verbal and nonverbal communication techniques, and mediation techniques. For more

  5. Music and theater: El alcalde de Zalamea, by Calderón de la Barca

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    Rosa Avilés Castillo


    Full Text Available To establish a dialogue between different disciplines is an indispensable practice for a true understanding of knowledge. In the seventeenth century there was absolute conscience regarding this matter, and music and theatre united to leave us a legacy of plays in which the inclusion of music had nothing to do with responding to the demands of the public in the “corrales de comedia”, our playwrights granted the music a higher level. In this paper, we will attempt to clear the dramatic function(s- that is, if there are- of the musical inclusions in the playwriting of the seventeenth century, whether they belonged to popular tradition or, on the contrary, presumably to the creation of the playwright himself. And all of these matters will be analyzed through one of the most emblematic plays of our dramatic tradition from our Spanish Golden Age, El alcalde de Zalamea, by Calderon de la Barca.

  6. ‘Aladim and the wonderful lamp ' the theater as proposal of infantile interaction

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    Cintia Olegário Nunes


    Full Text Available This article looks for to contemplate about some situations observed during the apprenticeship accomplished in the first semester of 2005, in a Federal institution of linked Infantile Education the Federal University of Santa Catarina, in the municipal district of Florianópolis, and it will be orientated by the studies accomplished along the last year in the different disciplines of the Qualification in Infantile Education of the Course of Pedagogy of the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

  7. Theater of Operations Construction in the Desert: A Handbook of Lessons Learned in the Middle East (United States)


    Algeria and Libya , it is produce detrital sands and gravels which rapid deterioration and even complete the normal situation. This climatic regime when...moderately dense., very weakly cemented massive we d ue nit 42 0/8 calcisiltite/ calcarenite with much dr esiy 16 silt and sand Yellow /brown very typical zone IV sands from Libya and moisture, contents gave coefficients of of sand movements, dune patterns and so illustrates some of the

  8. Enlisting Madison Avenue: The Marketing Approach to Earning Popular Support in Theaters of Operation (United States)


    Centre, April 2003. As of April 11, 2007: Charan , Ram , “10 Tools of Profitable Revenue...immobilized by the traffic. To extricate the ambassador, the security detail forced its way through by ramming civilian vehicles.48 The recent findings

  9. Command Structure for Theater Warfare: The Quest for Unity of Command (United States)


    managership ot airpowet under the an component commander isdcnm! liom experience and history In North Attica m 1442 to I’M*. American airmen...easy decision. The Navy and Marine Corps viewed single managership of air assets difterently than the Army and the Air Force. We made some false starts...The Marine Corps contended that the ground war should determine the airstrikes and that single managership would force them to increase their staff

  10. Value Focused Thinking Analysis of the Pacific Theater’s Future Air Mobility En Route System (United States)


    Air Education and Training Command In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Logistics Peter G. Axtell, BS...Accessed 11 March 2011. Falcone J. Using Value-Focused Thinking to Evaluate the Innovative Stormwater Management Tecnologies on Air Force

  11. Ballistic Missile Defense in the European Theater: Political, Military and Technical Considerations (United States)


    in a ground-based system, called the Sol-Air Moyen Portee/ Terrestre (SAMP/T) that uses the Aster 15 and the Aster 30 missiles with a range of up to...development processes “ via a spiral pathway culminating in an operator-in-the- 107 COL Tim Polaske Chief...Reentry Vehicle SAMP/T Sol-Air Moyen Portee/ Terrestre SBI Space Based Interceptor SBIRS Space Based Infrared Satellite SHAPE

  12. Understanding the Organizational Decision Process at the Theater- Commander-in-Chief Level of Command (United States)


    341, December 1983. Poole, M.S., and Roth, J., "Decision Development in Small Groups IV," Human Communication Research , v.15, pp.323-356, Spring 1989...Publishing, Inc., 1986. 111 Poole, M.S., and Roth, J., "Decision Development in Small Groups V," Human Communication Research , v.15, pp.549-589, Summer

  13. The US Strategic Logistics Plan In The CBI Theater And Its Contemporary Significance (United States)


    China shifted towards an economy of force effort to provide lend-lease aid to keep China in the war and establish a potential basing area for an invasion...priority. Consequently, US policy and military strategy in China shifted towards an economy of force effort to provide lend-lease aid to keep China in the...war.24 In 1866, adhering more to Jomini’s definition , the Prussian Army revolutionized military logistics. Capitalizing on the revolutionary

  14. Fueling the Future: Furthering Theater Security with Burma’s Energy Industry (United States)


    Worst Nightmare?” Financial Times, April 15, 2013. brics /2013/04/15/myanmar-cleans-house-chinas-worst-nightmare/ 48 Ibid...Robinson, Gwen. “Myanmar Cleans House—China’s Worst Nightmare?” Financial Times, April 15, 2013. brics /2013/04/15/myanmar

  15. Natural environments, nature relatedness and the ecological theater: connecting satellites and sequencing to shinrin-yoku. (United States)

    Craig, Jeffrey M; Logan, Alan C; Prescott, Susan L


    Recent advances in research concerning the public health value of natural environments have been remarkable. The growing interest in this topic (often housed under terms such as green and/or blue space) has been occurring in parallel with the microbiome revolution and an increased use of remote sensing technology in public health. In the context of biodiversity loss, rapid urbanization, and alarming rates of global non-communicable diseases (many associated with chronic, low-grade inflammation), discussions of natural vis-a-vis built environments are not merely fodder for intellectual curiosity. Here, we argue for increased interdisciplinary collaboration with the aim of better understanding the mechanisms-including aerobiological and epigenetic-that might help explain some of the noted positive health outcomes. It is our contention that some of these mechanisms are related to ecodiversity (i.e., the sum of biodiversity and geodiversity, including biotic and abiotic constituents). We also encourage researchers to more closely examine individual nature relatedness and how it might influence many outcomes that are at the interface of lifestyle habits and contact with ecodiversity.

  16. TSAR (Theater Simulation of Airbase Resources) Database Dictionary A-10 with Intermediate Maintenance. (United States)



  17. TSAR (Theater Simulation of Airbase Resources) Database Dictionary F-4E. (United States)



  18. Mass Scale Biosensor Threat Dianostic for In-Theater Defense Utilization (United States)


    principally on scoring  for chromosomal  abnormalities .  These measures of genotoxicity are currently  only  possible  through  laborious  cytogenetic...Smart  Capture  image  analysis  software  (Digital  Scientific, UK). Captured  images  are  then  imported  into  the  karyotyping  software SmartType... karyotype   (normal  chromosomes). Five  (5)  subjects  had  lymphocytes  cultured  in  the  presence  of  the  genotoxic  agent  H2O2.  Lymphocytes  from

  19. For a Pragmatic Approach to Marin Sorescu’s Theater. The Ironic Speech

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    Corina Mihaela PĂCURAR


    Full Text Available Being an inherent part of the theory of semiotics, pragmatics focuses within a narrow range, on the rapport between signs and the one who makes use of them during the processes of communication and meaning. This paper attempts to highlight the efficiency and supremacy of the pragmatics' view over the ironic discourse in Sorescu's theatrical writing, due to his specific working methods. Irony, perceived by specialists as conversational implicature (Grice, or as indirect speech act (Searle, or as a strategy of politeness (Brown and Levinson, develops into an incredibly appealing subject of study, due to its numerous production mechanisms within the dramatic literary discourse, thus initiating special interpretational frameworks of the language, which is regarded as being in action. The choice for Sorescu's theatrical work and the study of its related ironic discourse lie in the belief that the dramatic discourse is the closest to the verbal exchanges in a society, thus thoroughly justifying a pragmatics analysis.

  20. Determining Intra-Theater Airlift Requirements from Number of Personnel Deployed in a Region (United States)


    the AOR) until August 2012. This data set also contained operation designations for each of the sorties. They were: Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF...Operation New Dawn (OND), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Horn of Africa (HOA), Other and Blank. All sorties that were labeled OIF or OND were...UAFW KANT OAG1 GHUR GHURI OEKM KING KHALED AB OJ40 SHAHE ED MWAFF AQ OPPI PASNI ORN3 NUKHAY B UAII SHYMKEN T OAGZ GARDEZ OEMA PRINCE

  1. American Airborne Operations in the Pacific Theater: Extending Operational Reach and Creating Operational Shock (United States)


    soldier, regardless of branch, that rode a CG-4A Waco glider to the battlefield. The CG-4A Waco glider was constructed of steel tubes , plywood, and...Barbey, MacArthur’s Amphibious Navy (Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1969), 10. 22William Slim , Defeat Into Victory, Battling Japan in...Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2010. Slim ,William. Defeat into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India 1942-1945. New York, NY Cooper Square Press

  2. Fantasmes et fantômes dans Sabbath’s Theater, de Philip Roth (1995

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    Géraldine CHOUARD


    Full Text Available “We are dealing here with death, fuck the flowers!” (120 S’il fallait, dans la littérature américaine, mettre un nom en face du mot fantasme, ce serait celui de Philip Roth, dont l’œuvre se place sous le signe d’une formidable libido. Suivraient ensuite sans doute ceux de Nabokov, Miller, Bukowski, ou Updike qui ont tour à tour fait leur miel des fantasmes les plus divers. Regroupés autour de cette thématique, ces écrivains portent la fiction américaine à un taux de testostérone pour le moin...

  3. Why the US Must Pursue a Cooperative Japanese - US Theater Missile Defense Program

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    Hughes, Mark T


    ...." Clearly, to preserve United States and Japanese enduring interests in the highly volatile, dynamic Asian security environment, the United States must continue to aggressively pursue Japanese co...

  4. Mass Scale Biosensor Threat Diagnostic for In-Theater Defense Utilization (United States)


    assay.  Lymphocytes  are  subsequently  centrifuged,  separated  from  the  culture  media  and  processed through  hypotonic  and fixation steps. For...incubation for 30 minutes with 10mM H2O2,  followed by 72 hours of culture, cell fixation with  hypotonic  treatment and DAPI staining. A) The karyotype

  5. Great bowerbirds create theaters with forced perspective when seen by their audience. (United States)

    Endler, John A; Endler, Lorna C; Doerr, Natalie R


    Birds in the infraorder Corvida [1] (ravens, jays, bowerbirds) are renowned for their cognitive abilities [2-4], which include advanced problem solving with spatial inference [4-8], tool use and complex constructions [7-10], and bowerbird cognitive ability is associated with mating success [11]. Great bowerbird males construct bowers with a long avenue from within which females view the male displaying over his bower court [10]. This predictable audience viewpoint is a prerequisite for forced (altered) visual perspective [12-14]. Males make courts with gray and white objects that increase in size with distance from the avenue entrance. This gradient creates forced visual perspective for the audience; court object visual angles subtended on the female viewer's eye are more uniform than if the objects were placed at random. Forced perspective can yield false perception of size and distance [12, 15]. After experimental reversal of their size-distance gradient, males recovered their gradients within 3 days, and there was little difference from the original after 2 wks. Variation among males in their forced-perspective quality as seen by their female audience indicates that visual perspective is available for use in mate choice, perhaps as an indicator of cognitive ability. Regardless of function, the creation and maintenance of forced visual perspective is clearly important to great bowerbirds and suggests the possibility of a previously unknown dimension of bird cognition. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Linking NASA Data with Environmental Exposures and Health Outcomes in Theater of War (United States)


    Aerosols   and   surface   UV   products   from   ozone   monitoring   instrument   observations:   An...remote  sensing  data  products  on   atmospheric   aerosols   used   in   their   meteorological   context   and   processed...between   the   abundance   of   PM2.5   in   the   atmospheric  boundary   layer  and

  7. Theater of Memory against a Background of Stars: A Generation Starship Concept between Fiction and Reality (United States)

    Caroti, Simone


    The concept of the generation starship constitutes a feasible response to the serious travel-time restrictions that the light-speed limit imposes upon human exploration of deep space-``feasible'' in the sense that it could be realized within a reasonably short time span, given our present state of technological advancement. It was Tsiolkovsky, the Russian pioneer of space flight, who first conceptualized the generation starship. In his 1928 paper, The Future of Earth and Mankind, Tsiolkovsky imagines the creation of a fleet of ``Noah's Arks,'' self-sufficient, man-made worldlets that would travel to a distant star system over a period of hundreds or thousands of years, while the crew onboard simply live out their lives maintaining and piloting the ships, and have children whom they teach the necessary skills to do the same once they are gone. Their distant descendants, tens or hundreds of generations in the future, will complete the voyage when the ships finally arrive at their appointed destination. Since Tsiolkovsky's time, science and science fiction have leapfrogged each other in an attempt to imagine what the conditions and consequences of such a venture could be. For example: how could one maintain a stable society throughout such a long period of time-and what sort of governing body should operate during the voyage? How would the composition and number of the crew influence the danger of genetic drift or decay? How might the ship-born generations retain their commitment to the goals of the culture(s) that first built and then equipped the ship back on Earth, when Earth itself has become less than a memory to them? How will space change them, both biologically and psychologically? Is it possible to imaginatively explore the impact of imponderable, unexpected factors-a shipboard emergency, a previously unobserved physical phenomenon, a paradigm-changing discovery? This paper explores the evolution of the generation starship concept between 1940 and 1970, and the lessons that future planners of long-term space missions might glean from these imaginative efforts.

  8. The Directed Megaphone: A Theater Commander’s Means to Communicate His Vision and Intent (United States)


    Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus , Leaders : The Strategies for Taking Charg.e (New York... Burt Nanus . Leaders : The Strategies for Taking Charge . New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1985. Berlo, David K. The Process of Communication. San... Nanus , writing in Leaders : The Strategies for Taking Charge . stated, "The management of meaning, mastery of communication, is inseparable

  9. The Use of Theater and the Performing Arts in Science Education and the Teaching of History (United States)

    Schwartz, Brian


    Over the past 15 years there has been a surge in the general field of the interaction of STEM and the arts including theatre, music dance and the visual arts leading to STEAM. There seems to be no limits to the amount of creativity and diversity of subject matter especially in areas of biography, major science events, scientific and technical innovation, the benefits and dangers of modern science, and science as metaphor. For the past 15 years, I and my colleagues have been running a science outreach series under the title Science & the Performing Arts at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The objective is to bring science to students and the public in ways that are engaging, instructive, and artistic and always, content-driven: the medium is the arts; the message is the joy of science. This has resulted in over 120 science and performing arts programs which have been documented on the website . The author co-taught a course titled Staging Science, with Marvin Carlson, Professor of Theatre at CUNY. An excellent book, Science on Stage: From Doctor Faustus to Copenhagen by Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, can be used to develop a customized courses on Science, Theatre and History for both science and non-science majors. The book's appendix includes an annotated listing of plays on such subjects as quantum mechanics, chaos theory, evolution, genetics and morality and responsibility. The talk will include many examples how courses on science and theatre can actively engage students and enhance active participation and learning. Supported in part by the National Science Foundation.

  10. Longstreet’s Corps at Chickamauga: Lessons in Inter-Theater Deployment. (United States)


    heads and all covered, fast asleep. In their gray blankets, packed *. in regular order, they looked like swathed mummies .... A feeling of awful...we were left behind accidentally and remained in the city until the evening Express went out. We dined at the best hotel and visited the city...hourly. The enemy was advancing and the citizens were wild-with fright.47 By the 18th Maj. Gen. McLaws had reached Atlanta and taken a room at the

  11. Theater Mental Health Encounter Data (TMHED): Overview of Design and Methods (United States)


    more of the following: Olrritabitity 0 Psychotic Symptoms 1 or more 0 Poor concentration 0 Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity D Hallucinations D...Change in personality D Abdomen 0Vomltlna 0 Dizziness 0 Vision Loss D Dizziness 0 Confusion D Mood swings 0Back D Diarrhea D Vertigo 0 Hearing Loss...D Blurred vision D Slowed thinking D Temoer outbursts 0Joints D Constipation 0 Weakness OOther 0Vomiting 0 Trouble reading D Loss In interest D

  12. Enabling In-Theater Processes for Indigenous, Recycled, and Reclaimed Material Manufacturing (United States)


    resembling the dust and dirt on the moon, called “regolith”, to create a simulated 4-person home with a robotic printer using an organic binder to...plastic, chemicals, food, cloth, oil, grease, biological materials, animal and agricultural waste, and sludge. It is expected that one of these

  13. Medellín, from Theater of War to Security Laboratory

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    Jorge Giraldo-Ramírez


    Full Text Available No one city in the world has a greater experience in urban wars, demobilization and reintegration processes than Medellín. Over the past 30 years Medellín has suffered successive wars, sometimes simultaneously, involving drug cartels, urban militias, guerrillas and paramilitary forces. The city underwent military operations, peace negotiations and the return of thousands of fighters, all while facing ordinary violence. This article demonstrates that the central state interventions were crucial to producing needed changes to reduce violence, while efforts at the local level have been responsible for the changes in the local infrastructure and the sustainability of these improvements. Success depends on many vulnerable factors, though the main challenges to achieve the normalization of security in the city have been exposed.

  14. Mobile Thresholds, Immobile Phones: Staging Migration, Return, and the Empty Home in Recent Ecuadorian Theater

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    Amalia Gladhart


    Full Text Available In the past decade, hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorians have emigrated, principally to Spain and the United States. A growing body of recent Ecuadorian plays has treated the experiences of the migrants and, tellingly, the experiences of those left behind. This essay focuses on three plays that present migration as a kind of threshold, a space of transition that is paradoxically temporary yet solid: Con estos zapatos me quería comer el mundo ‘With These Shoes I Meant to Take on the World,’ (2002 by Jorge Mateus and Pablo Tatés; El pueblo de las mujeres solas ‘The Village of Solitary Women,’ (2005 by Jorge Mateus; and La Travesía ‘The Crossing,’ (2002 by Nixon García. These plays present the ambivalent situation of the migrant as one of both frustration and possibility. All three plays employ small casts of characters to explore the individual transitions faced by the migrant and to evoke the nostalgia and ambivalence that surround the possibility of return. The stage, endlessly redefined, mimics, in some ways, the provisional space occupied by the migrant. These plays exploit that resemblance, using the malleability of the stage space to perform a migration that is not yet finished or resolved. The plays also raise vital questions about the staging of a specific Latin American experience in different national or regional contexts. The staging of liminality and displacement is central to these plays as the characters negotiate unfamiliar languages and landscapes, including the previously familiar landscape of a home changed by the absence of the migrant.

  15. Getting Our Partners Airborne: Training Air Advisors and Their Impact In-Theater (United States)


    training courses for aircrew and maintenance air advisors. Concord XXI Inc. provides a two-week Mi-17 simulator training course in Daleville, Ala...Chile, Domini- can Republic, and Ecuador . Guatemala will join this group in 2014, and five other Latin American countries have expressed interest in

  16. Considering the Context and Texts for Fluency: Performance, Readers Theater, and Poetry

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    Chase YOUNG


    Full Text Available This article describes the importance of teaching reading fluency and all of its components, including automaticity and prosody. The authors explain how teachers can create a context for reading fluency instruction by engaging students in reading performance activities. To support the instructional contexts, the authors suggest particular text-types that are well-suited for reading fluency activities.

  17. U.S. Joint Theater Ballistic Missile Defense: Seeking Optimal Command and Control

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    Kinslow, Kevin E


    .... The vision for this capability presents an interesting question on command organization since the conventional military structure is based on warfighting in distinct geographic areas of responsibility...

  18. From Readers Theater to Math Dances: Bright Ideas to Make Differentiation Happen (United States)

    Zuckerbrod, Nancy


    Carol Ann Tomlinson, a professor at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, has led the push for differentiated instruction and sees a strong commitment by educators to tailoring teaching to student academic levels, learning styles, and personal interests. However, Tomlinson says barriers still stand in the way to making sure every…

  19. To Enable and Sustain: Pacific Air Forces’ Theater Security Cooperation as a Line of Operation (United States)


    and plans guide PACAF in areas of emphasis on regional security coopera- tion, joint teamwork , and the joint needs of its Air Force forces for...inter- agency effort, teamwork with the diplomatic community is essential- to assure that goals and objectives are complementary. This calls for time...Asia-Pacific is a team sport . The security cooperation activities that promote it flow from national- level strategy guided by the combatant commander

  20. The Relationship between Daoist Rituals and Theatrical Performance: The Case of Xianggong Tapeng in Puxian Theater

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    Lijuan Zhang


    Full Text Available Daoism is a traditional Chinese religion. Daoism has had a deep and pervasive impact on the lives of China’s peoples. Chinese theatrical performances were often integrated with religious activities, thereby gradually giving rise to many forms of popular drama that are deeply inflected with religious overtones. Xianggong Tapeng (相公踏棚, Xianggong stamps the shed is one component of Puxian opera’s rites for stage cleaning that is closely linked with Daoist thought. First, Xianggong is both a theatrical spirit within Puxian opera and a member of the Daoist pantheon. Second, the lyric “luo li lian” featured in Xianggong Tapeng bears a remarkable resemblance to the two Daoist spells Yuanshuai Zhou (元帥咒, Incantation of Yuanshuai and Xiangmo Zhou (降魔咒, Incantation for Subduing Demons. This is due to the fact that traditional Daoist verse often features phrases such as “luo li lian”. Moreover, the stage cleaning rites that are characteristic of Puxian opera share many similarities with Daoist altar purification rites. A detailed investigation and comparison reveal that Xianggong Tapeng is an adaptation of the Daoist altar purification rite to the needs of popular custom and theatrical performance.

  1. Exploiting Combat Experience: The U.S. Forces European Theater Study of Mechanized Cavalry Units (United States)


    spring suspension system, which gave it excellent cross-country mobility, and Ordnance was running a series of tests to explore arming it with a high...squadron commanders and cavalry group staff officers also attended. Representing the General Board were General Leven C. Allen, Patton’s deputy; Maj

  2. The Department of Defense Requisition Priority System Impact on Theater Airlift Support (United States)


    Undated, p 59. 6 Mathews, James K, and Holt, Cora J. So Many, So Much, So Far, So Fast. p 59. 7 Menorchik, Douglas. Powerlift -Getting to Desert Storm...Staff and Research Center United States Transportation Command. Menarchik, Douglas. Powerlift - Getting to Desert Storm, Praeger Publishers, West Port

  3. Operations-Focused Optimized Theater Weather Sensing Strategies Using Preemptive Binary Integer Programming (United States)


    Fibonacci search, but any efficient discrete search is sufficient. An efficient limiting form of the Fibonacci search is the Golden Section Method (Snyman...embedded in the Microsoft Office 2007® suite . In VBA®, a statement preceded by a ‘ indicates a comment. The subroutines below create instances of...Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports (0704-0188), 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington, VA 22202-4302

  4. Dark Energy Rules the Universe (and why the dinosaurs do not!) (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Linder, Eric


    The revolutionary discovery that the expansion of the universe is speeding up, not slowing down from gravity, means that 75 percent of our universe consists of mysterious dark energy. Berkeley Lab theoretical physicist Eric Linder delves into the mystery of dark energy as part of the Science in the Theatre lecture series on Nov. 24, 2008.

  5. Theater Medical Information Program Joint Increment 2 (TMIP J Inc 2) (United States)


    the planned spending and execution for TMIP-J as it enters into sustainment . 5. TMIP-J FY16 RDT&E funding of $22.1M and FY16 PROC funding of $1.5M will be reprogrammed to JOMIS. TMIP-J Inc 2 2016 MAR UNCLASSIFIED 14 ...Management Information Retrieval (DAMIR) UNCLASSIFIED TMIP-J Inc 2 2016 MAR UNCLASSIFIED 2 Table of Contents Common Acronyms and...Dollars MAIS - Major Automated Information System MAIS OE - MAIS Original Estimate MAR – MAIS Annual Report MDA - Milestone Decision Authority MDD

  6. ACM SIGGRAPH Video Review Issue 152, SIGGRAPH 2005 Animation Theater Program PART 2

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    is emerging in diagnostics and surgeryplanning in congenital heart disease.Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), volume rendering, and aGPU-based surgical simulator, we follow the treatment considerationsfor a 10-year-old girl. From three-dimensional MRI data, adetailed model of the patient-specific anatomy...... is obtained. A diagnosisis obtained from the MRI data and the reconstructed model. Surgical strategies are subsequently explored in the simulator. Aspring-mass-based physical simulation is resolved entirely on theGPU in real time. For a complex organ like the heart, where a highlydetailed model is neccessary...... to accurately understand the anatomicaldetails, real-time convergence could not be achieved by existingCPU implementations. Dedicated software was developed and runon a 3 GHz Pentium 4 PC with an NVIDIA Geforce 6800 Ultra graphicscard.Funding by the Danish Research Agency and the Centre for...

  7. Sugars Can Actually Be Good For Your Health (LBNL Science at the Theater)

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    Bertozzi, Carolyn


    Like peanut M&Ms, all cells are coated with sugars but the functions of these sugar coatings were a mystery until very recently. This presentation will highlight recent fascinating discoveries regarding why cells are coated with sugars, as well as new tools for cancer detection that take advantage of the cells sugar coating. Professor Bertozzis lab focuses on profiling changes in cell surface glycosylation associated with cancer, inflammation and bacterial infection, and exploiting this information for development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. In addition, her group develops nanoscience-based technologies for probing cell function and for medical diagnostics.

  8. The Potential for Additional Channel Airlift in a Low Cargo Demand Theater (United States)


    Liberia 9 Gabon 6 Mauritius 6 36 Rwanda 6 Ivory Coast 5 Angola 4 Madagascar 4 Mozambique 4 Sierra Leone 4 Guinea 3 Central African...hours a day, but there is no US Embassy support on the island which should not impact operations since the AIR card is accepted. Fuel and expediter

  9. Operation Cobra: Organizational Pooling and Operational Art in the European Theater (United States)


    Eisenhower’s hopes for a breakthrough now rested on Bradley’s plan for Operation Cobra.57 Case Study: VII Corps in Operation Cobra VII Corps and Operation...eastern flank. Hobbs’ troops stood ready to seize the high ground near Hebecrevon, and advance toward St. Gilles to open the left shoulder of VII Corps...the 120th Regiment with the rest of the 743rd Tank Battalion’s tanks so they could clear the route for the 2nd AD. The Division’s attached TD Battalion

  10. A Mixed Integer Programming Model for Improving Theater Distribution Force Flow Analysis (United States)


    the introduction to LINGO in OPER 510. Next, I wish to thank LINDO Systems, particularly Kevin Cunningham, for software assistance with LINGO . I...viii Appendix A. LINGO 13 Settings File Contents .............................................................. 79 Appendix B. Additional Model...optimization software LINGO 13 (Lindo Systems Inc, 2012). A Decision Support System was built in the Excel environment where the user uploads a

  11. A Proper Splitting Theater Distribution Model for Improving Force Flow Analysis (United States)


    69 Appendix A. LINGO 11 Settings...requirements. The ITDM and PSTDM are implemented using a combination of Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and the Optimization software LINGO 11 (Lindo Systems... LINGO to determine the best solution. Once LINGO finds a solution, VBA then takes the LINGO solution and rewrites that solution back into excel as

  12. Theater ballistic missile defense: low- and high-resolution multispectral phenomena (United States)

    Paiva, Clifford A.


    The U.S. Navy has been requested to provide insightful responses to questions regarding low and high resolution target discrimination and target classification capabilities for short medium range ballistic missiles (SRBM/MRBM). Specific targets studied for this paper include foreign solid booster exhaust plume and hardbody systems (PHS). Target gradient edge intensities were extracted for aimpoint selection and will be added to the pattern referencing library database at NSWC Dahlgren Division. The results of this study indicate an increasing requirement for advanced image processing on the focal plane array of a LEAP (light exoatmospheric projectile) type kill kinetic vehicle (KKV) in order to implement effective correlation matching routines.

  13. Bunraku e Android-Human Theater. Un confronto tra scena tradizionale e contemporanea in Giappone

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    Cinzia Toscano


    Full Text Available Abstract – IT Questo articolo affronta il tema del bunraku, forma classica del teatro delle marionette giapponese, esponendone brevemente la struttura e gli elementi costitutivi (musica per shamisen, narratore, manipolatore e marionetta. In particolar modo ci si è soffermati sulla componente visiva dello spettacolo, ossia sul rapporto che lega i manipolatori alla marionetta. Questa scelta è finalizzata a svolgere un confronto con il nascente teatro degli androidi, che in Giappone ha il suo primo esempio nelle opere del regista Hirata Oriza. Dal confronto si evidenzia una continuità tra queste due forme teatrali tanto lontane nel tempo, quanto vicine negli intenti: dar vita all’oggetto inanimato.  Abstract – EN This article outlines bunraku, a classical form of Japanese puppet theatre, briefly focusing on the structure as well as on dramatic components (music for shamisen, chanter, puppeteers and puppet itself. More specifically, we concentrate on visual features of the play, or the relationship between puppeteers and puppet. The aim is to compare it with the rising android theatre, which in Japan is exemplified by Hirata Oriza's work. Such comparison enlightens a continuity between these two theatrical forms, which are as distant in time as close in the intentions: giving life to an inanimate object.

  14. Art Education for Citizenship: Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressed as a Method for Democratic Empowerment (United States)

    Silva, José Eduardo; Menezes, Isabel


    Purpose: To contribute for the ongoing discussion about associations between art education and citizenship education, presenting Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed, as a theatre method that exercises active democracy by means of promoting epistemological development merging Art, Citizenship and Education. Design: Drawing form a selected set…

  15. The Role of Counterintelligence in the European Theater of Operations During World War II (United States)


    relay system usually broke down during rapid movement causing significant problems in the transfer of operations between echelons. Coordination and...or at minimum, an Army standard for program and data requirements would go a long way in resolving this problem and greatly assist the transfer of operations and

  16. Visual Theaters of Suffering : Constituting the Western Spectator in the Age of the Humanitarian World Politics


    Kotilainen, Noora


    Visual images picturing suffering of others are in many ways forceful; they move their spectators emotionally and politically. Images of wars, crisis and suffering communicate humanity, the peril it is in, as well as the need to protect it and to alleviate suffering. Emotive images of bodily suffering affect the understanding of not only the immediate crisis they depict but of the surrounding world, the position of the spectators of the images, as well as the position of the spectated (suffer...

  17. Evaluation of Role 2 (R2) Medical Resources in the Afghanistan Combat Theater: Past, Present and Future (United States)


    Cannon; No change  Maj  Avi Benov, IDF; No change  COL Jennifer Gurney, MD; No change  LTC Matt Borgman, MD; No change  COL (Ret) Russ Kotwal, MD; No...LTC Christina Hahn, MD; No change  Mithun Suresh, MD; No change  MAJ  Jessica Rivera, MD; No change  MAJ  (P) Daniel Stinner, MD; No Change  James

  18. Expanding the Lessons Learned Program to Include Corps Support Command Commanders and Theater Army Area Command Commanders (United States)


    INTRODUCTION The Oral History Program’s purpose is to supplement oFficial histories , to isolate successful command, leadership and managerial...of -the program is to capture the experience of senior leaders in the areas of command, leadership , and management . The individual is interviewed...used to gain insight into command and management techniques and to further research in military history . In June of 1984, the Chief of Staff, General

  19. The Effect of Live Interpretation with Theater on Attitudes and Learning of Children in the Mythbusters Exhibit (United States)

    Price, C. Aaron; Gean, Katherine; Barnes, Heather


    "Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition" is a traveling exhibit based on the popular television show. When housed at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, it included a traditional, interactive free flow exhibition space followed by a live facilitated show. This paper describes results from an experimental study about the effects…

  20. Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Theater for U.S. and Partner Nation Special Operations Forces (United States)


    USPACOM) began rota- tional deployments of Marine Corps detachments to a military base near Darwin , Australia. This troop presence began with just...163. Adam Entous, Charles Levinson, and Julian E. Barnes, “Hezbollah Upgrades Missile Threat to Israel,” Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2014, accessed

  1. The Shared Burden: United States-French Coalition Operations in the European Theater of World War II (United States)


    Orientation Bibliographique.” Revue d’Histoire de la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale (April, 1978): 103-113. Jackson, Julian. France: The Dark Years...Allied war effort. The new French Army had already fought with distinction in North Africa and Italy. The French Second Armored Division carried on...Myron Echenberg, “‘Mort Pour La France’; the African Soldier in France During the Second World War,” Journal of African History (1985): 363-364. 41

  2. Theater-Level Stochastic Air-to-Air Engagement Modeling via Event Occurrence Networks Using Piecewise Polynomial Approximation (United States)


    diagnosis natural language understanding circuit fault diagnosis pattern recognition machine vision nancial auditing map learning nition of piecewise polynomial function shown in section provides the foundation for this type of approximation Schumaker proved... ACCA ACCB A ights degree of command and control FCC value is assumed to be the average of all the ACC values of the aircraft in the

  3. Cyberspace as a Theater of Conflict: Federal Law, National Strategy and the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security (United States)


    History . (No page number) 14 Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986, Public...Agency (DISA). Defense Information Systems Agency: History of DISA. (No page number) 21 Also, named Strategy Page, and their story line called “The DIME Ballet ”. In a brief article about North Korea, it creates a mental image that is

  4. Soviet Assessments of the Theater Balance of Forces: A Case Study of the Beginning Period of War (United States)


    eye factors to form truely strategic-level assessmernts. Ir, adntior,, the beginning period of war discussions involve Soviet treatment...Another author offered t~le efrt -rtý,it it slioula end when the first stratemic turr,ýrD p-- re’r)occir-, ao-id olaced this during the beginning peri...Patrjotj 17 w-alss: c_,ccurrec at tenar cil N,:venmop. 7 Th-us, by boith th-r_ se~ord aric third definiticons, the beginning peric-n of zns Greet rQatriot

  5. Theater als contactmethode in de psychogeriatrische zorg: effecten op gedrag, stemming en kwaliteit van leven van mensen met dementie

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    van Dijk, A.M.; van Weert, J.C.M.; Dröes, R.M.


    Background: Recently, a new communication method was introduced in nursing homes for people with dementia. This so-called Veder Method, developed by professional actors with former educational background in care, combines proven effective emotion-oriented care methods, like reminiscence, with

  6. Playing Second Fiddle: Conducting the Operational Art in a Secondary Theater of War with a Passive Aim. (United States)


    February 1941 to June 1942 in North Africa. While German efforts focused on Russia, Field Marshal Roml was required to defend Tripolitania from further...fortress taken. But in Cyrenaica there still remained an Italian army of nearly eighty thousand men and nine hundred guns. In Tripolitania there were another...the Italians completely out of Tripolitania but resulted in the Western Desert Force units being sent either to Greece or scattered throughout Egypt

  7. Evaluation of Role 2 (R2) Medical Resources in the Afghanistan Combat Theater: Past, Present and Future (United States)


    this system-based cycle of continuous performance assessment and improvement was primarily related to the fragmentation of data capture and...McGraw AL, Butera JR, Vanfosson CA, Seery JM. Emergency canine surgery in a deployed forward surgical team: a case report.Mil Med. 2011;176(4):477–480

  8. Stroke volume changes induced by a recruitment maneuver predict fluid responsiveness in patients with protective ventilation in the operating theater. (United States)

    De Broca, Bruno; Garnier, Jeremie; Fischer, Marc-Olivier; Archange, Thomas; Marc, Julien; Abou-Arab, Osama; Dupont, Hervé; Lorne, Emmanuel; Guinot, Pierre-Grégoire


    During abdominal surgery, the use of protective ventilation with a low tidal volume, positive expiratory pressure (PEEP) and recruitment maneuvers (RMs) may limit the applicability of dynamic preload indices. The objective of the present study was to establish whether or not the variation in stroke volume (SV) during an RM could predict fluid responsiveness.We prospectively included patients receiving protective ventilation (tidal volume: 6 mL kg, PEEP: 5-7 cmH2O; RMs). Hemodynamic variables, such as heart rate, arterial pressure, SV, cardiac output (CO), respiratory variation in SV (ΔrespSV) and pulse pressure (ΔrespPP), and the variation in SV (ΔrecSV) as well as pulse pressure (ΔrecPP) during an RM were measured at baseline, at the end of the RM, and after fluid expansion. Responders were defined as patients with an SV increase of at least 15% after infusion of 500 mL of crystalloid solution.Thirty-seven (62%) of the 60 included patients were responders. Responders and nonresponders differed significantly in terms of the median ΔrecSV (26% [19-37] vs 10% [4-12], respectively; P area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve (AU) of 0.95 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.91-0.99; P area under the curve values for ΔrecPP and ΔrespSV were, respectively, 0.81 (95%CI: 0.7-0.91; P = 0.0001) and 0.80 (95%CI: 0.70-0.94; P < 0.0001). ΔrespPP did not predict fluid responsiveness.During abdominal surgery with protective ventilation, a ΔrecSV value more than 16% accurately predicted fluid responsiveness and had a narrow gray zone (between 15% and 17%). ΔrecPP and ΔrespSV (but not ΔrespPP) were also predictive.

  9. Damper design for improving S/N ratio of the seismocardiogram monitoring in the OpenMRI-guided operating theater. (United States)

    Naemura, K; Iseki, H


    The final goal of this study is to establish a method of measuring precisely the seismocardiogram (SCG) of a patient who lying in an open magnetic resonance imaging (openMRI) machine for myocardial ischemia monitoring during surgery. Vibration isolation from the gantry vibration during MRI scan is essential for clinical use. Authors previously reported the comparison between the SCG and the gantry vibration. A damper to decrease vibration below 30 Hz should be designed. In this paper, authors fabricated a damper model to check the feasibility of the damping effect, and compared with the patient bed mat. Experiment using a vibrator showed 1) the viscosity damping coefficient of the current damper was 2 kN s/m, 2) owing to the damper, peak ratio between input and output amplitude decreased from 2.5 to 1.2, and 3) natural frequency decreased from 12 Hz to 5 Hz. Damping below 30 Hz was successfully achieved. The maximum S/N ratio was calculated 6, improving from 1.8. Simulation showed that the maximum S/N would be 75 under the viscosity damping coefficient of 1 N s/m.

  10. A Methodology for Model Comparison Using the Theater Simulation of Airbase Resources and All Mobile Tactical Air Force Models (United States)


    ability to simulate the capability of an airbase to generate and sustain sorties under wartime conditions, but the estimates pro- duced by the TSAR model...research are the common airbase simulation or sortie generation features for which the two models are purport- edly similar. The TSAR model is accepted...titled "Comparison of the TSAR Model to the LCOM Model," attempted to compare two models. Noble’s effort consisted of a statistical analysis of the two

  11. Combating the ASW Threat with Operational Art: Ensuring Efficiency through Unity of Effort with the Theater Undersea Warfare Commander (United States)


    accessed 24 February 2012, JSTOR . 6 modern technology to penetrate the oceans depths with any consistency provides submarines a distinct advantage in...2012. JSTOR . Luck, Gary GEN (ret) and Col (ret) Mike Findley. “Joint Operations Insights and Best Practices 2 nd Edition.” Norfolk, VA: Joint

  12. The Battle Against the U-Boat in the American Theater: December 7, 1941-September 2, 1945 (United States)


    dependent on ocean-borne commerce to sustain her economy and defend herself. The British population depended on imports for a third of its food and for oil...detachment of B-25s to Havana, Cuba, to patrol the Yucatan Channel. On May 26, the First Air Force created the Gulf Task Force and stationed it at Miami

  13. The Evolution of the Combined Allied Headquarters in the North African Theater of Operations from 1942 to 1943 (United States)


    to be guided by General Marshall in his role of heir presumptive. He was naturally unable to be didactic on the point, but he left no doubt as to...March 29, 1943. D’Este, Carlo. Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books , 1990. Davis, Richard G. Carl A. Spaatz and the

  14. Theater of Operations Construction in the Desert. A Handbook of Lessons Learned in the Middle East. Phase I. (United States)


    granites factorily but there are many examples of of Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Algeria and Libya , it is produce detrital sandis and gravels which rapid...white moderately dense. very weakly cemented massive we esiy 6 calcisiltite/ calcarenite with much rdes 16 silt and sand Yellow/brown very loose mnedium...sands from Libya and moisture contents gave coefficients of of sand movements, dune patterns and so illustrates some of the common character- volume

  15. The Twelfth US Air Force. Tactical and Operational Innovations in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 1943-1944 (United States)


    time delay that produced a crater effect, thus minimizing the blast effect. Due to the small percentage of direct hits, airmen suggested that a to take off prior to sunrise and land after sunset . Beginning at dusk on 8 September to dusk on 9 September Allied airmen flew over 2,000...sorties during the week prior to D­day and more than 5,500 during Phase II.46 Enemy airfields were made unserviceable by cratering the runways with

  16. Authority, Power and Reason of State in the Theater of Antonio Enríquez Gómez

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    Full Text Available Comedies of political content written by Antonio Enríquez Gómez reflect, through the analysis of its four recurring themes —the dichotomy between law and power, the reason of state, the law enforcement from a political point of view and forgiveness—, the outlines of the nascent Leviathan or modern state. Although the patriarchal relationship between the Monarch and his people is based on a iusnaturalist conception, love should be subject to the effectiveness in the exercise of power. The characters in this theatre sometimes hesitate between Aristotelian-Thomistic rationalism and Machiavellian-Hobbesian reason of state and, on other occasions, they oppose the people’s strength, risk and will to the divine reason of Law. In the context of the Hispanic Monarchy crisis, Enríquez Gómez’s critics are not limited to Government representatives and civil servants, but also include the Church and common people (Third State.

  17. Better Results Through Effective Regional Coordination: The Case for a Civilian Theater Security Coordinator at the GCC (United States)


    program is jointly administered by DOD and the Department of State; with the State Department acting as the fiduciary caretaker and program lead...government solution. 22 The longstanding working relationship between DSCA and the State Departments’ Bureau of Political Military Affairs (POL...cooperation-working group at EUCOM established an extremely effective operational planning and strategic execution relationship with Embassy

  18. Comparative Validity of the WDAGO Form No. 67 and the FCL-2 According to Various Breakdowns. 2. European Theater (United States)


    8217• A ,, Am or.Service Fo..of Cas.s Arn or Sorvioo No. of C.^ses Infantry 2089 I.’odical Adn . Corps 66 Air Corps 583 Corps of Enginecrr. scheir.e of rating could’be* universally effective. * 5.» Ccnp.^rative Validity of the Two Forms as Applied to Various Arns and Services...against Ind..x Sc?r\\ OAR-A Sc’r-.. OAU-B Ccore, and a Composite of the Throe Criteria ’ ;,70AGO 67 , ?CL-P Arn or Service Inder O..R-A OAI-t-3

  19. Best Practices in the Performing Arts: Transformation and Flourishing in a Progressive Summer Dance Theater Program for Adolescents (United States)

    Kane, Kevin M.


    The idea of "best practices" in the performing arts is introduced as a set of progressive educational values and pedagogical strategies that attempt to not only train youth in the performing arts, but also to be transformative. This article builds on the work of educational reformer John Dewey to describe progressive performing arts…

  20. Missiles for Asia The Need for Operational Analysis of U.S. Theater Ballistic Missiles in the Pacific (United States)


    PLA and could play a key enabling role in Chinese counter- intervention campaigns (Hagen, 2010; Vick , 2011).9 The topic holds particular importance for...capabilities ( Vick et al., 2001, pp. 57–81). A TEL can begin moving soon after it has launched a missile, meaning that the target location error...States detects a missile launch, it could be anywhere within a 35-km2 circle after 10 minutes ( Vick et al., 2001, p. 73). Even if the TEL has to wait

  1. Stage Irishman, stereotype, performance: A Perspective on Irish Drama and Theater of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century


    Shea, Daniel Patrick


    Mine is the first study devoted to the Stage Irish of the twentieth century. I apply to the dramatic figure concepts and findings from performance theory in order to break with the previous research and its standard of a realistically styled, psychologically deep, socially representative dramatic figure. I think we will better our understanding of the Stage Irish (1) if we accept imitation as a process of signification vital to both literature and performance, (2) if we acknowledge the audien...

  2. Spaans theater in de Amsterdamse Schouwburg (1638-1672. Kwantitatieve en kwalitatieve analyse van de creatieve industrie van het vertalen

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    Full Text Available Spanish theatre made up a significant part of the Amsterdam Schouwburg’s repertoire during the Dutch Golden Age. The present paper examines the cultural industry around the Schouwburg that generated the introduction and production of these plays. In order to do so, the products themselves and the process of production are examined, but also the agents at work in the chain of translation, their roles and relation with one another.

  3. Shaping the Middle East in an Era of Revolution: Synchronizing U.S. Central Command Theater Engagement (United States)


    Nichiporuk and Brett Steele. “Assessing the Value of U.S. Army International Activities.” Rand Corp, Santa Monica, CA, 2006. 49 Meinhart , Richard...Engagement A Monograph by CW5 John A. Robinson U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies United States Army Command and General Staff...Opinions, conclusions, and recommendations expressed or implied within are solely those of the author, and do not represent the views of the US Army School

  4. A Comparison of Sleep Difficulties among Iraq/Afghanistan Theater Veterans with and without Mental Health Diagnoses. (United States)

    Ulmer, Christi S; Van Voorhees, Elizabeth; Germain, Anne E; Voils, Corrine I; Beckham, Jean C


    Sleep disturbance is among the most common complaints of veterans and military personnel who deployed to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. A growing body of research has examined cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between sleep disturbance and mental health symptoms and specific diagnoses in this population. However, prior research has not examined these relationships in terms of the presence or absence of any mental health diagnosis. The objective of the current study is to characterize the sleep complaints (sleep characteristics, sleep quality, insomnia symptoms, and distressing dreams and nightmares) of previously deployed military personnel in terms of the presence or absence of a mental health disorder, diagnosed using structured clinical diagnostic interviews. Participants (n = 1,238) were veterans and active duty military personnel serving in the military since September 11, 2001, and deployed at least once. Scale scores and item-level data from the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the PSQI-Addendum, the Davidson Trauma Scale, and the Symptom Checklist-90 were used to compare sleep across mental health status (with/without mental health disorder). As expected, self-reported sleep impairments were worse among those meeting criteria for a mental health disorder. However, findings also revealed very poor sleep among those without a mental health diagnosis as well. Mean values for both groups were suggestive of short sleep duration, low sleep efficiency, long sleep onset latencies, poor sleep quality, frequent insomnia symptoms, and nightmare frequencies that are well above norms for the general population. Given the evidence for adverse mental and physical health sequelae of untreated sleep disturbance, increased attention to sleep in this population may serve as a primary prevention strategy. © 2015 American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

  5. [The experience in organizing the medical support of allied convoys during the Great Patriotic War on the northern maritime theater]. (United States)

    Chernikov, O G; Chernyĭ, V S; Mishin, Iu A; Soshkin, P A; Fisun, A V


    The medical support of allied convoys during the Great Patriotic War had a number of features. The Intensity of power of the fighting, the meteorological conditions, the composition of convoy's forces, the kind of enemy's weapon - had a significant impact on the structure of losses in personnel. The main type of medical care on the ships of 2-3rd rank was predoctor care. On the large and small antisubmarine ships and torpedo boats - it was first aid. The factor which has been affecting the amount of assistance - was a one-time inflow of a significant number of victims. Medical-evacuation provision of the convoys was carried out by the ships medical service without the use of amplification and sanitary ships. The most part of the wounded were taken to the coastal fleet hospitals later than 12 hours after the wound. The war experience has shown that in the distant convoys qualified surgical assistance may be provided in case of organizing it in this convoy and in case of using high-speed vehicles.

  6. 78 FR 29156 - Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems... (United States)


    ... respondents Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. of South Korea; Samsung Electronics America, Inc of NJ; Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC of TX; LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea; LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. of NJ; LG... attachments, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or section 210.8(b) filing. Comments should...

  7. Ionesco, le theatre et l'apprentissage d'une langue (Ionesco, Theater, and the Learning of a Language). (United States)

    Kerr, Cynthia B.


    Describes a summer program in France designed to teach French to Americans using teaching techniques drawn from dramatic arts courses. The theory behind Ionesco's method is that the living language of the theatre facilitates linguistic and communicative competence in students. (MSE)

  8. USAF Warrior Studies. Condensed Analysis of the Air Force (9th) in the European Theater of Operations, (United States)


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  9. Reinforcing Success: Using Lesson’s Learned from Foreign Aid Delivery to Plan Theater Security Cooperation in Africa (United States)


    between 200 and 400 Nigerians were killed in violent clashes between Muslims and Christians after a disputed local election. The town in central...vast and the theft is sophisticated, giving rise to the belief that there is high-level Nigerian government involvement. Observers have implicated...existing resident courses in these subjects that are open to international students. Benin, like many African countries, has excellent fisheries

  10. DoD Theater Nuclear Forces Survivability and Security (TNFSS): Compendium of Assessments Related to TNFSSCCC Program. Volume I. (United States)


    intergration with the existing TNF S2 Compendium. 1.2 ORGANIZATION OF THE COMPENDIUM Each assessment and document which has been identified and included in this...of TNF S2 C3 Program concern: (1) Threat to C3 CODE NUMBER: 1 (2) Security of C3 facilities * 2 (3) Survivability of C3 facilities 3 (4) the general C3 area and in particular to 10 I the modeling and simulation of C3 systems or networks . Similarly, a B.3.4 entry would indicate a

  11. NASA/NOAA: Earth Science Electronic Theater 1999. Earth Science Observations, Analysis and Visualization: Roots in the 60s - Vision for the Next Millennium (United States)

    Hasler, A. Fritz


    The Etheater presents visualizations which span the period from the original Suomi/Hasler animations of the first ATS-1 GEO weather satellite images in 1966, to the latest 1999 NASA Earth Science Vision for the next 25 years. Hot off the SGI-Onyx Graphics-Supercomputer are NASA''s visualizations of Hurricanes Mitch, Georges, Fran and Linda. These storms have been recently featured on the covers of National Geographic, Time, Newsweek and Popular Science. Highlights will be shown from the NASA hurricane visualization resource video tape that has been used repeatedly this season on National and International network TV. Results will be presented from a new paper on automatic wind measurements in Hurricane Luis from 1-min GOES images that appeared in the November BAMS. The visualizations are produced by the NASA Goddard Visualization & Analysis Laboratory, and Scientific Visualization Studio, as well as other Goddard and NASA groups using NASA, NOAA, ESA, and NASDA Earth science datasets. Visualizations will be shown from the Earth Science ETheater 1999 recently presented in Tokyo, Paris, Munich, Sydney, Melbourne, Honolulu, Washington, New York, and Dallas. The presentation Jan 11-14 at the AMS meeting in Dallas used a 4-CPU SGI/CRAY Onyx Infinite Reality Super Graphics Workstation with 8 GB RAM and a Terabyte Disk at 3840 X 1024 resolution with triple synchronized BarcoReality 9200 projectors on a 60ft wide screen. Visualizations will also be featured from the new Earth Today Exhibit which was opened by Vice President Gore on July 2, 1998 at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, as well as those presented for possible use at the American Museum of Natural History (NYC), Disney EPCOT, and other venues. New methods are demonstrated for visualizing, interpreting, comparing, organizing and analyzing immense HyperImage remote sensing datasets and three dimensional numerical model results. We call the data from many new Earth sensing satellites, HyperImage datasets, because they have such high resolution in the spectral, temporal, spatial, and dynamic range domains. The traditional numerical spreadsheet paradigm has been extended to develop a scientific visualization approach for processing HyperImage datasets and 3D model results interactively. The advantages of extending the powerful spreadsheet style of computation to multiple sets of images and organizing image processing were demonstrated using the Distributed Image SpreadSheet (DISS). The DISS is being used as a high performance testbed Next Generation Internet (NGI) VisAnalysis of: 1) El Nino SSTs and NDVI response 2) Latest GOES 10 5-min rapid Scans of 26 day 5000 frame movie of March & April 198 weather and tornadic storms 3) TRMM rainfall and lightning 4)GOES 9 satellite images/winds and NOAA aircraft radar of hurricane Luis, 5) lightning detector data merged with GOES image sequences, 6) Japanese GMS, TRMM, & ADEOS data 7) Chinese FY2 data 8) Meteosat & ERS/ATSR data 9) synchronized manipulation of multiple 3D numerical model views; etc. will be illustrated. The Image SpreadSheet has been highly successful in producing Earth science visualizations for public outreach.

  12. Design at the Edge of the World: The Birth of American Air Intelligence in the China, Burma, India, and the Pacific Theaters during World War II (United States)


    and Museums Program, 1996), 1. 3 Craven and Cate, Men & Planes, 481. 4 Fifth Air Force, South West Pacific Area Air Evaluation Board, 30 September...Mission to China, 74. 4 John F. Kreis, ed., Piercing the Fog (Washington DC: Air Force History and Museums Program, 1996), 307. 12 Changes in...managed the essential tasks of managing political challenges to open the door to improve air intelligence operations. Internal to Fourteenth Air Force

  13. Evaluation of Military Field-Water Quality. Volume 9. Data for Assessing Health Risks in Potential Theaters of Operation for U.S. Military Forces (United States)


    including iron, nickel, cobat, zinc, silver, cadmium, and mercury . In water, these complexes dissociate to different degrees and release metallocyanide...diarrhea, constipation, fulminating dysentery. Giardia lamblia Chronic diarrhea, cramps, anorexia. Water-washed and water-based Health effects infectious

  14. Vom Theater als moralischer Anstalt zum Dichter als Gewissen der Nation oder: Von Friedrich Schiller zu Elfriede Jelineks historischem Drama Burgtheater

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    Herbert Herzmann


    Full Text Available Mesmo usando elementos da realidade, o drama histórico permanence ficção. A literatura “mente”, ou, em outras palavras, cria sua própria realidade e sua própria verdade. O Burgtheater de Viena como instituição histórica e lugar de ficção dramática é a matéria prima do drama histórico de Jelinek. É fácil reconhecer nas dramatis personae - que falam uma linguagem artificial, cheia de estereótipos nazistas - membros da família Hörbiger, uma dinastia de atores do Burgtheater. O argumento de que os Hörbiger não precisariam se sentir agredidos, já que se trata de ficção, não é irrefutável. A autora acusa na peça especialmente Käthe de ser responsável pelos crimes cometidos pelos nazistas. Em uma entrevista telefônica, Jelinek levanta as mesmas acusações também contra a real Paula Wessely, revelando uma grande proximidade entre a personagem ficcional e a opinião da autora sobre a pessoa real. O caráter artificial da peça parece ser uma proteção que permite que a autora diga coisas pelas quais, ditas em outras circunstâncias, poderia ser processada. Segundo Harald Weinrich, uma literatura, que não quer mais “mentir”, mas pretende contar a “verdade real” e a “realidade verdadeira”, corre o risco de servir à mentira real. Ao assumir, na peça Burgtheater, o papel de consciência da nação, em vez de se limitar simplesmente a contribuir para a elevação moral da nação através da ficção, Jelinek corre esse risco. 

  15. Integrated Nuclear and Conventional Theater Warfare Simulation (INWARS) Documentation. Part IV. User’s Manual Component. Volume III. EAD C2I Inputs. (United States)


    hours 0 Input Format: Integer b. Creatina Rescource Allocation Blocks The creation of a specific resource allocation block as a directive component directed. 0 Range: N/A . Input Format: INT/NUC/CHM b. Creatina Employment Packages An employment package block has the structure portrayed in Figure

  16. The Sun as a Non-state Actor: The Implications on Military Operations and Theater Security of a Catastrophic Space Weather Event (United States)


    at night as though it were daylight. There are accounts of the aurora rousing people from their sleep in Bermuda and Hawaii, again, flares (orange triangles ) as measured by the magnitudes of their X-ray 10. William J. Burke...Meteorology. 10 emissions (numbers inside the triangles ) are superimposed. 14 The high correlation between severe space weather and the solar

  17. Ground-Based Midcourse Defense: Continue Testing, but Operational Fielding Must Take a Backseat to Theater Missile Defense and Homeland Security

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    Cepek, Robert J


    The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system has been rushed into operation in Alaska but does not yet provide any defense against the thousands of nuclear warheads of Russia's 700 inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs...

  18. Sustainment in a Secondary Theater: An Analysis of the Effect of Transportation on Campaign Execution in North Africa, 1941-1942, and Its Relevance to Southwest Asia. (United States)


    first German elements arrived at Tripoli in February 1941, the operational aim was essentially to defend Tripolitania . According to then Lieutenant...indespensible. Hbwever, the austere infrastructure in Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, specifically the inadequate port facilities and limited road and rail

  19. The Vital Presence: The Generalship of Field Marshal Viscount William Slim General Officer Commanding XIV Army in the Burma Theater 1943-1945 (United States)


    Frank McLynn. The Burma Campaign: Disaster into Triumph 1942-45. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), 165-178, and John Latimer . Burma: The...Forgotten War. (London: John Ives, 2004), 125. 10 Robert Lyman. Slim, Master of War. (London: Robinson Publishing, 2005), 117-118. 11 Latimer , 31-32. 12...Dunlop, 2-3. 13 Dunlop, 3. 14 Louis Allen. Burma: The Longest War 1941-45. (London: Phoenix Press, 2001), . 15 Latimer , 176-178. 16 See William

  20. Developments in Theater Level War Games. Materials for the C-5 Working Group ’Gaming and Simulation, of the 35th Session of the Military Operations Research Society (United States)


    termination . It is far from clear, however, that developmental models cannot be -adapted to examining such questions, or what aspects of such issues should be...determine expected battle results.The battle may be terminated at a pre-specified time or when either sidehas suffered a pre-specified fraction of...replcti.-cn; ji. tcv.,,approximately 3(0 seconds to extract Lihe canu,,tyjy 1--t oIA 󈨊 ::c..- for the pre- proceso -or to calculaLe the mocie pl:J

  1. The Environment of the Long-Range Theater Nuclear Force Program, Its Opponents and the Effects of Specifics of the Program on Opposition. (United States)


    well-being. They have contempt for this, but they also claim it as being very much due them." See John Vino - cur, "Defiant Youth of Europe Mainly Defy...exceptions are always, of course, Canada and Mexico ). As of spring 1980, about 3 out of 4 Americans favored the U.S. military defense of its major

  2. Net Assessment Methodologies and Critical Data Elements for Strategic and Theater Force Comparisons for Total Force Capability Assessment (TFCA). Volume III. A Preliminary Documentation of a Naval Model (United States)



  3. Dramaturgia de avaliação: o teatro político dos anos 1970 A dramaturgy of evaluation: political theater in the 1990s

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    Full Text Available Nos anos 1970, diante da repressão militar e do colapso do projeto político da esquerda tradicional, autores teatrais como Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Vianinha, Paulo Pontes e João das Neves realizaram uma revisão em seus escritos com a finalidade de retomar a tradição de uma dramaturgia engajada capaz de refletir sobre a crise da sociedade brasileira. Renegando o idealismo revolucionário de anos anteriores, buscaram um novo exercício dialético ficcional capaz de manter o compromisso ideológico na chave do nacional-popular e oferecer, pela emoção dramática, um caminho para a conscientização política dos espectadores.In the 1970's, front of military repression and the collapse of the political project of the traditional left, playwrights like Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Vianinha, Paulo Pontes e João das Neves conducted a review in their writings in order to retake the tradition of an engaged drama capable to think about the crisis of the Brazilian society. Denying the revolutionary idealism of earlier years, sought a new dialectical and fictional exercise able to maintain ideological commitment with national-popular and able to use the dramatic emotion as a way for the political awareness of spectators.

  4. Electrocautery Devices With Feedback Mode and Teflon-Coated Blades Create Less Surgical Smoke for a Quality Improvement in the Operating Theater. (United States)

    Kisch, Tobias; Liodaki, Eirini; Kraemer, Robert; Mailaender, Peter; Brandenburger, Matthias; Hellwig, Veronika; Stang, Felix H


    Monopolar electrocautery is a fast and elegant cutting option. However, as it creates surgical smoke containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), it may be hazardous to the health of the surgical team. Although new technologies, such as feedback mode (FM) and Teflon-coated blades (TBs), reduce tissue damage, their impact on surgical smoke creation has not yet been elucidated. Therefore, we analyzed the plume at its source.The aim of this study was to evaluate if electrocautery FM and TBs create less surgical smoke.Porcine tissue containing skin was cut in a standardized manner using sharp-edged Teflon-coated blades (SETBs), normal-shaped TBs, or stainless steel blades (SSBs). Experiments were performed using FM and pure-cut mode. Surgical smoke was sucked through filters or adsorption tubes. Subsequently, filters were scanned and analyzed using a spectrophotometer. A high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC-UV) was performed to detect benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) and phenanthrene as 2 of the most critical PAHs. Temperature changes at the cutting site were measured by an infrared thermometer.In FM, more surgical smoke was created using SSB compared with TBs (P < 0.001). Furthermore, differences between FM and pure-cut mode were found for SSB and TB (P < 0.001), but not for SETB (P = 0.911). Photometric analysis revealed differences in the peak heights of the PAH spectrum. In HLPC-UV, the amount of BaP and phenanthrene detected was lower for TB compared with SSB. Tissue temperature variations increased when SSB was used in FM and pure-cut mode. Furthermore, different modes revealed higher temperature variations with the use of SETB (P = 0.004) and TB (P = 0.005) during cutting, but not SSB (P = 0.789).We found that the use of both TBs and FM was associated with reduced amounts of surgical smoke created during cutting. Thus, the surgical team may benefit from the adoption of such new technologies, which could contribute to the primary prevention of smoke-related diseases.

  5. The Incidence of Fever in US Critical Care Air Transport Team Combat Trauma Patients Evacuated from the Theater between March 2009 and March 2010 (United States)


    with tachycardia (48%), 33 with decreased urinary output (33%), and 1 with an episode of shivering or sweating (1%). We did not detect any transfusion...such as shivering or seizure activity, hypotension (systolic blood pressure b90 mm Hg), tachy- cardia ( pulse rate N100 beats/min), transfusion...hypotension, 48 had tachycardia , 33 had decreased urinary output (b0.5 mL−1 ⋅ kg−1 ⋅ h), and 1 had shivering or sweating. No patient had transfusion reactions

  6. SWATTER (Space-Based Weapons against Tactical TErrestrial-Based Resources): A Design for Integrating Space into a Theater Level Wargame (United States)


    capacity (C,) o1 aluminum ’s approximateiy onk -,T 5) aluminum’s heat of fusion (L,,, o. the melting point) is approximately 400 J/gin; 6) and aluminum’s...decision to first detonation? Location? 5. Does the Soviet player have the capability to emfploy nucler -til)ped missiles in an ASAT role? Number? Time

  7. The Dreadnought Paradox: An Argument for an Expanded Submarine-Based Conventional Deterrent to Counter A2/AD in the Pacific Theater (United States)


    its own survival is on the line or the loss of its credibility is manageable. In truth, the risk of nuclear retaliation is sub-minimal if the...China’s Nine Dash Line in the South China Sea. The Second Island Chain extends to Guam. 9 Robert Farley, “Should America Fear China’s "Carrier...comparatively cheaply. As a bumper sticker it could read “nothing will stop the United States from going where it wants, when it wants, to do what

  8. Counting Lives in a Theater of Terror - an Analysis of Media-oriented Hostage Takings in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

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    Judith Tinnes


    Full Text Available This article summarizes key findings of a quantitative and qualitative analysis of media-oriented hostage takings involving local people and foreigners in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia during a five-year period (01-01-2004 to 12-31-2008. Based on a long-term tracking of Islamist online publications, the chosen approach did not only allow to identify static values, but also granted insights into developments over time. Characteristic patterns regarding responsible organizations, nationalities of victims, distribution channels for hostage media, etc. could in this way be identified.  The kidnappers' organizational affiliation turned out to be the most significant variable. It decisively affected other factors like number of abductions, likelihood of fatal outcome or duration of a kidnapping. As a consequence, the highest attention should be given to  this parameter when dealing with hostage situations. Another key finding is that insurgents have been increasingly refraining from broadcasting visual representations of extreme violence. This article is based on the German-language dissertation J. Tinnes. “Internetnutzung islamistischer Terror- und Insurgentengruppen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von medialen Geiselnahmen im Irak, Afghanistan, Pakistan und Saudi-Arabien” -  in English: “Internet Usage of Islamist Terrorist and Insurgent Groups with Special Regard for Media-oriented Hostage Takings in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia”.[1] In the following I shall summarize key findings in order to make them accessible to non-German speaking readers.

  9. Implications for US Special Operations Forces and the Interagency in Phase Zero: Case Studies in the Pacific Theater, 2000 to 2014 (United States)


    balance between diplomacy and force, between carrots and sticks, is what former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Professor...such as AQ. The Threat in the Philippines The threat groups in the Philippines are diverse in both demographic composition and agenda. In addition to

  10. Early In-Theater Management of Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injury: A Prospective, Observational Study to Identify Opportunities for Performance Improvement (United States)


    is advocated for potentially bleeding patients until definitive hemorrhage control is achieved, but hypotension after TBI worsens outcomes. TCCC...currently valid OMB control number. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR FORM TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS. 1. REPORT DATE (DD-MM-YYYY) 8 Sep 2016 2. REPORT TYPE...for 47.7%. Hypothermia (temperature < 95.0°F) was present in 4.5%, and hypotension (systolic blood pressure < 90 mm Hg) in 21.1%. Hypoxia (O2

  11. 391 Ways to Explore Arts and Humanities Careers: Classroom Activities in Dance, Music, Theater and Media, Visual Arts and Crafts, Writing, Humanities. (United States)

    Hansen, Mary Lewis; And Others

    One of a series of 11 arts and humanities career exploration guides for grade 7-12 teachers, counselors, and students, this curriculum guide is intended to help teachers help students explore arts and humanities careers in regular grade 7-12 arts and humanities courses. Focus throughout the four sections is on augmenting, rather than replacing,…

  12. Career Guidance in the Arts and Humanities: Activities, Information and Resources for Grades 7-12. Dance, Music, Theater and Media, Visual Arts and Crafts, Writing, Humanities. (United States)

    Ritvo, Phyllis; Hansen, Mary Lewis

    Intended for counselors and teachers of students in grades 7 to 12, the volume presents guidelines for examining interest in arts and humanities careers. Chapters include the following: (1) nine self-assessment activities in career exploration related to arts and humanities; (2) suggestions for career education counseling strategies; (3) ideas for…

  13. Impact of Battalion and Smaller African-American Combat Units on Integration of the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations During World War II (United States)


    both lost their lives. Upon seeing this act of bravery, several 26th Infantry Division infantrymen died attempted to remove TSGT King’s body from...collection of German body parts as trophies. African American soldiers did not conduct such practices. Wilfred Strange once told a German machine gunner to...other units. The Army senior leadership unfortunately betrayed this trust once again. SHAFE ordered all black volunteers report back to segregated units

  14. Navy theater ballistic missile defense boost multispectral discrimination requirements for low-resolution detection, classification, and high-resolution aimpoint selection (United States)

    Paiva, Clifford A.


    The U.S. Navy has been requested to provide insightful responses to questions regarding low and high resolution target discrimination and target classification capabilities for short and medium range ballistic missiles (SRBM/MRBM). Specific targets studied for this paper include the solid booster and the associated attitude control system (ACS) liquid divert thruster systems. Discriminants selected include booster and ACS separation debris, as well as fuel vent phenomena. Debris and vent cloud containment and elimination through Gaussian suppression techniques have been implemented for low resolution assessment for target detection and tracking. Target gradient edge intensities were extracted for aimpoint selection and will be added to the pattern referencing library database at NSWC. The results of this study indicate an increasing requirement for advanced image processing on the focal plane array of a generic LEAP (light exo-atmospheric projectile) type kill kinetic vehicle (KKV) in order to implement effective target and aimpoint detection/tracking correlation matching routines.

  15. The Advanced Surface Force Fleet: A Proposal for an Alternate Surface Force Structure and Its Impact in the Asian Pacific Theater (United States)


    Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer eLPD 17 enhanced San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship ESSM evolved sea sparrow missile...of budget constraints. In a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III...Posture (2014), 18, 8 The White House , National Security Strategy (Washington

  16. Reading the Enemy’s Mail: Origins and Development of U.S. Army Tactical Radio Intelligence in World War II, European Theater of Operations (United States)


    and cipher solution, radio intercept, goniometry (direction finding), and secret inks. Soon after the creation of the SIS, the Signal Corps 19...indicated their future activities, but also provided the G-2 with reliable information at a time when other intelligence sources were unproductive.231...64. Here General Koch discusses being awaken by the G-2 duty officer that higher headquarters had information from "a usually reliable source" that a


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    Ribut Basuki


    Full Text Available Western theater theory and criticism is generally considered to be set forth by the Greeks. Plato was "the first theater critic" with his negative comments about theater owing to his idealistic views about "the truth." Then came Aristotle who used a different viewpoint from that of Plato, saying that there is "truth" in theater. However, hostile criticism on theater came back in the Middle Ages, championed by Tertulian before Aristotelian theory was revived by the neo-classicists such as Scaliger and Castelvetro. Theater theory and criticism discourse was then made more alive by the romanticists who disagreed with the neo-classicists' rigid rules on theater. As the influence of science became dominant in the theater world, naturalism and realism emerged and became the mainstream of theater theory and criticism until well into the twentieth century.

  18. Camcorder 101: Buying and Using Video Cameras. (United States)

    Catron, Louis E.


    Lists nine practical applications of camcorders to theater companies and programs. Discusses the purchase of video gear, camcorder features, accessories, the use of the camcorder in the classroom, theater management, student uses, and video production. (PRA)

  19. Para um Teatro Performativo em Pirandello: um breve diálogo com Deleuze e o teatro da repetição/For a Performative Theatre in Pirandello: a brief dialogue with Deleuze and the theatre of repetition/Un Théâtre Performatif dans Pirandello: un dialogue court avec Deleuze et le théâtre de la répétition

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    Ribeiro, Martha de Mello


    A Performative Theater in Pirandello: a short dialogue with Deleuze and theater of repetition - This article is the result of practical research in the field of performing arts, with emphasis on processes and artistic achievements...

  20. Para um Teatro Performativo em Pirandello: um breve diálogo com Deleuze e o teatro da repetição/For a Performative Theatre in Pirandello: a brief dialogue with Deleuze and the theatre of repetition/Un Théâtre Performatif dans Pirandello: un dialogue court avec Deleuze et le théâtre de la répétition

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    Ribeiro, Martha de Mello


    A Performative Theater in Pirandello: a short dialogue with Deleuze and theater of repetition - This article is the result of practical research in the field of performing arts, with emphasis on processes and artistic achievements in...

  1. 77 FR 25660 - State of Nevada; Regional Haze State and Federal Implementation Plans; BART Determination for... (United States)


    ... Theater at the Moapa Valley Empowerment High School on 2400 St. Joseph Street in Overton, Nevada, with an... public hearing in Ron Dalley Theater at the Moapa Valley Empowerment High School on 2400 St. Joseph...

  2. Telemarketing: Building Audiences for University Theatres. (United States)

    Marshall, Kevin


    Contends that combining a direct mail campaign and telemarketing can help boost theater subscriptions. Describes the positive aspects of telemarketing employed by the theater at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. (MS)

  3. Loutka a její vliv na utváření osobnosti dítěte


    ZADÁKOVÁ, Kateřina


    The bachelor's thesis deals with the influence of puppet theater in the personal development of preschool child. The aim of the work is to find out which puppets preschool children prefer and what influences their choice - material, color, symmetry. The work examines childrens reactions to a particular type of puppet theater. The theoretical part defines the terms of the puppet theater, introduces readers to the puppet types, the historic context of the development of puppet theater. It deals...

  4. Teatro e desenvolvimento psicológico infantil


    Andreia Anna Amaral Porto; Roberta Kafrouni


    This article aims to investigate the role of theater in children’s psychological development, seeking to investigate which developmental aspects are present in the act of making theater. Six observations were made between April and September in the year of 2012 of the activities in a theater group for children aged from seven to twelve years old. The participants are part of a social project developed by a theater school in the town of Curitiba, Southern Brazil. The categories of analysis ...

  5. Theatre Is a Basic Subject. (United States)

    Kotter, Rita


    States that recent national reports support the arts as essential to education. Asserts that theater skills develop both the thinking and expressing processes and that theatrical performances require the synthesis of content and skills. Adds that theater reflects life and that theater teachers offer excellence in education. (PRA)

  6. Moving Speech: The Artistry of Sign Language. (United States)

    Masse, Marguerite


    States that ASL (American Sign Language) has recently gained the interest of theater educators as a teaching tool, and that Gallaudet University is the leader in deaf theater education. Discusses sign language interpreting for the theater as a growing field. Explores programs in the New York School for the Deaf and the Cleveland SignStage. (PA)

  7. Creating the Vision: Directors Don't Do It Alone. (United States)

    Carlisle, Barbara; Drapeau, Don


    Argues that good directors are not as autocratic and individualistic as they are often portrayed. Suggests that theater is much more of an ensemble effort. States that good theater grows out of the performers' desire to reach the audience. Articulates guidelines for the teacher or theater director who wishes to change "I" to…

  8. Teaching the Surgical Craft: Surgery Residents Perception of the ...

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    Background: The transformation of a surgical trainee into a surgeon is strongly influenced by the quality of teaching in the operating theater. This study investigates the perceptions of residents about the educational environment of the operating theater and identifies variables that may improve the operating theater ...

  9. Suggestioni postdrammatiche di un teatro di confine


    Garavaglia, Valentina


    In detention centers, as in marginal contexts in general, theater crosses over into the social sphere. As with many efforts of this type, it may follow different paths than official theater, focusing on aspects related to the value of human beings. An out of bounds theater, part of the so-called “theater of diversity”, is based on the idea of community theater and designed to enhance and develop individual inclinations and abilities in a group context. The end product of this approach to thea...

  10. O teatro como estratégia para a construção da paz El teatro como estrategia para la construcción de la paz The theater as a strategy for peace building

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    Maria de Jesus Castro Sousa Harada


    Full Text Available Descrever a experiência na elaboração de um espetáculo teatral com participação de adolescentes para estimular a reflexão sobre a realidade e contribuir para a redução da violência. Foram selecionados 10 adolescentes, alunos de escolas públicas que participaram de processo de formação teatral e produção de um espetáculo com temas oriundos de suas vivências no meio social e familiar. Ao longo do ano de 2006, a peça foi exibida em 20 apresentações, inclusive como parte de eventos organizados pela Prefeitura do Município de Embú - SP, como a Conferência Municipal de Saúde e o calendário de apresentações que acompanhou as festas de fim de ano. No total, cerca de 3.000 pessoas assistiram ao espetáculo. Na opinião das autoras, esta é uma estratégia válida, como ferramenta de mobilização e empoderamento dos atores, professores e comunidade local, para a promoção da saúde, enfrentamento e redução da violência. Considera-se que para esta estratégia ser efetiva em situações semelhantes, deve ser construída coletivamente, respeitando a cultura, a história e o contexto social do público alvo.Describir la experiencia en la elaboración de un espectáculo teatral con participación de adolescentes para estimular la reflexión sobre la realidad y contribuir para la reducción de la violencia. Fueron seleccionados 10 adolescentes, alumnos de escuelas públicas que participaron del proceso de formación teatral y producción de un espectáculo con temas oriundos de sus vivencias en el medio social y familiar. A lo largo del año de 2006, la pieza fue exhibida en 20 presentaciones, inclusive como parte de eventos organizados por la Municipalidad de Embú, en el estado de Sao Paulo, como la Conferencia Municipal de Salud y el calendario de presentaciones que acompañó las fiestas de fin de año. En total, cerca de 3.000 personas asistieron al espectáculo. En la opinión de las autoras, esta es una estrategia válida, como herramienta de movilización y empoderamiento de los actores, profesores y comunidad local, para la promoción de la salud, enfrentamiento y reducción de la violencia. Se considera que para conseguir que la estrategia sea efectiva en situaciones semejantes, debe ser construida colectivamente respetando la cultura, la historia y el contexto social del público que se desea alcanzar.Describe the experience of a theatrical piece production with the participation of adolescents to stimulate thinking about reality and contribute to the reduction of violence. Were selected 10 teenagers, public school students who participated in the training and producing processes of a theatrical show with themes that arise out of his experiences in the social and family environment. Throughout the year 2006, the piece was exhibited in 20 shows, as part of events organized by the Municipality of Embu, in Sao Paulo state, such as the Municipal Health Conference and the schedule for presentations that accompanied the end of the year festivities. In total, nearly 3,000 people attended the shows. In the opinion of the authors, this is a valid strategy as a tool for mobilization and empowerment of the actors, teachers and local community to promote health, to confront and to reduce violence. It was considered that in order to achieve the effectiveness of the strategy in similar situations, it should be built collectively respecting the culture, history and social context of the public to whom is aimed.

  11. Saving Lives on the Battlefield (Part II) - One Year Later: A Joint Theater Trauma System and Joint Trauma System Review of Prehospital Trauma Care in Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan (CJOA-A) (United States)


    operational medical corps officers, with empha- sis upon prehospital care delivery. Conclusion History teaches that the lessons we have learned re...inhibiting drugs (e.g., aspirin , Motrin, other COX-1 nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, selective sero- tonin reuptake inhibitors) in individuals who

  12. Theater-Level Gaming and Analysis Workshop for Force Planning. Volume II. Summary, Discussion of Issues and Requirements for Research. September 27- 29, 1977, Held at Xerox International Center for Training and Management Development, Leesburg, Virginia (United States)


    reasonable, or if, perchance, contracts might hang in the balance, then into the model they go. Of significance here is the almost subliminal pursuit of...admits to realistic weapons performance data that may be considerably less spectacular than that advertised in other quarters for program promotion and

  13. An Enhanced Role of the Economics Element of National Power in Military Operations: The Mexican Economy as a Case Study for U.S. Northern Command Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Planning (United States)

    2011-10-26 capital.pdf (accessed October 8, 2011). pp.16-17 27 Nutini, p. 233. 28 Ricardo French -Davis, Policy Implications of the...Chile has since diversified to new export sectors, “such as cellulose, fruit, salmon, wines , and methanol.” 64 Now, Chile has reduced its...damaged brand name” of the Washington Consensus have all given rise to significant antagonism towards further U.S. economic intervention in Mexico.83 The

  14. Banned on Broadway but coming to a theater near you: the captive and rethinking the breadth of American anti-lesbian hostility in the 1920s and '30s. (United States)

    Hurewitz, Daniel


    While the 1927 Broadway closing of the lesbian-themed play The Captive has been treated as launching the homophobic culture that dominated mid-twentieth-century America, the show actually continued to play in cities around the country. It was regularly greeted by packed houses and critics who scoffed at the reaction in New York. The opposition that did emerge was often generated by publisher William Randolph Hearst, while leading civil libertarians fought against him. This demonstrates that the homophobic policies of the 1920s and '30s were not the product of a deeply homophobic society, but generated by smaller numbers of moralizing entreprenuers.

  15. Earth and Space Science Electronic Theater: State-of-the-Art Visualization from the Latest Remote Sensing Observations. High Definition Television on the SMM IMAX Screen with Ultra High Performance Projector (United States)

    Hasler, A. F.; Starr, David (Technical Monitor)


    Fritz Hasler (NASA/Goddard) will demonstrate the latest Blue Marble Digital Earth technology. We will fly in from space through Terra, Landsat 7, to 1 m Ikonos "Spy Satellite" data to Washington, NYC, Chicago, and LA. You will see animations using the new 1 km global datasets from the EOS Terra satellite. Spectacular new animations from Terra, Landsat 7, and SeaWiFS will be presented. See the latest animations of the super hurricanes like, Floyd, Luis, and Mitch, from GOES & TRMM. See movies assembled using new low cost HDTV nonlinear editing equipment that is revolutionizing the way we communicate scientific results. See climate change in action with Global Land & Ocean productivity changes over the last 20 years. Remote sensing observations of ocean SST, height, winds, color, and El Nino from GOES, AVHRR, SSMI & SeaWiFS are put in context with atmospheric and ocean simulations. Compare symmetrical equatorial eddies observed by GOES with the simulations.

  16. Identification and Measurement of U.S. Interests Abroad: A Quantitative Analysis of U. S. Stakes at the Sub-Theater Level and Their Relative Vulnerability to Local Conflicts (United States)


    claim on Buraimi oasis Conflicting ideological postures Iraqi territorial claims in Persian Gulf Conflicting claims on Persian Gulf median line...CONFLICT ISSUES (U) (Cont’d.) FOCUS OF CONTENTION Saudi claim on Buraimi oasis Conflicting regional control aspirations Lebanese harboring of... Moroccan claim on Tmdouf region Conflicting territorial chims on Mauritania Morrccan claim on Spanish Sahara ICLKSlflS 2-9 , Ti—fc-tr IM

  17. To Determine if a Combined U.S. and Afghanistan Military-Civilian Counter-Narcotics Joint Task Force Should Be Created to Support the Fight Against Counterinsurgencies in the Afghan Theater of War (United States)


    Billar to Operations Fenix and Jaque: The Colombian Security Force Experience, 1998-2008, was published by the Combat Studies Institute Press, ANAC.pdf (accessed January 15, 2011). Ramsey, Robert D. 2009. From El Billar to operations Fenix and

  18. El teatro espanol del Siglo de Oro en Rusia durante la primera mitad del XIX (The Spanish Golden Age Theater in Russia During the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century) (United States)

    Weiner, Jack


    Discusses the popularity of Spanish Golden Age drama presented in printed form and stage productions in Russia during the reigns of Alexander I (1801-1825) and Nicholas I (1825-1855). Attributes the apparent widespread interest in Hispanic culture to common ideals shared during the Napoleonic wars. (DS)

  19. Seni Sastra, Teater, Dan Film Dalam Konteks Perkotaan: Industrialisasi Dan Urbanisme (Studi Kasus Serial Sinetron Film ”Intan”)


    Satoto, Soediro


    : This paper is aimed to describe correlation between literary, theater, and film art production and explain the strong interrelatedness between urbanization, industrialization, and urbanism by the development of science technology and art, including literary art, drama/theater art, and film/sinetron art. Along with the dynamic of globalization process in all aspects, including culture and art (literary, theater, and film art in this case), the phenomena will have influences to cross/inte...

  20. Sodobni slovenski roman na gledališkem odru: (Filio ni doma, Katarina Pav in jezuit ter Čefurji raus!):


    Marušič, Breda


    The Contemporary Slovene novel, in comparison to Slovene realist classics and to foreign novelistic texts, relatively rarely appears on theater stages. Its dramatization is most common as a part of dramatic theater, although novels with predominantly modernistic features are often used as a basis for post-dramatic theater forms (they both reject the plot). The form of dramatization depends more on the type of the dramatist (author or director) than on the type and features of the novel itself...