Manuel Andújar, su correspondencia, fe de vida y de obra
- Medina Ávila, Blas
l recorrido por la correspondencia depositada en el Instituto de Estudios Giennenses (principalmente perteneciente al periodo 1967-1992) nos muestra a un Manuel Andújar retornado, cual cumplía al personaje, de una manera silenciosa, callada, realizando una labor continuada, tenaz, sin filiación partidista, adscrita tan sólo a la causa democrática que la República encarnó, que ayudara a integrar en la nación todas las sensibilidades. Si el exilio se llevó la canción, él haría lo indecible para que sus portadores fueran reintegrados, aunque muchos, por su fallecimiento, sólo lo pudieran ser ya históricamente, a esa España que pugnaba por salir de sus sombras...
Inventing purity in the Atlantic sugar world, 1860-1930
- Singerman, David Roth
This dissertation illuminates how expert labor makes a complex natural substance into a uniform global commodity. Drawing on both published sources and extensive archival research in the continental United States, in Scotland, and in Puerto Rico, it provides new insight into the workings of the empires of commodities that define modem capitalism. Chapter 1 shows that the notion that sugar has a single valuable molecular essence sucrose- has been used to explain its history as a commodity. Yet this essentialism is not a natural fact but a product of the political economy of the late nineteenth century itself. From the...
Bearing the Standard: Histories of Cooperative Innovations
- Matthew Battles
Proyecto de Ordenación Silvopastoral del Monte “Los Hoyos”, en el término municipal de Berzosilla (Palencia)
- LAMALFA DÍAZ, MIGUEL
[ES] Se ha realizado la ordenación silvopastoral del monte perteneciente a la entidad local
menor de Olleros de Paredes Rubias, situado en el municipio de Berzosilla (Palencia), para un
periodo de vigencia de 20 años. Además del estudio y planificación de ciertos aprovechamientos
en el monte, el hecho de constituir su primera ordenación ha supuesto la necesidad de satisfacer
cuestiones relativas a su historia y límites administrativos. El proyecto pretende integrar diversos
objetivos, tanto de gestión como de compilación y puesta a disposición de los propietarios y
gestores, de una información referente al monte lo más completa y conveniente posible.
El monte, de 188,6 hectáreas, parte de...
Developing an integrated technology roadmapping process to meet regional technology planning needs: the e-bike pilot study
- Cowan, Kelly R.; Daim, Tugrul U.; Walsh, Steven T.
Smart grid is a promising class of new technologies offering many potential benefits for electric utility systems, including possibilities for smart appliances which can communicate with power systems and help to better match supply and demand. Additional services include the ability to
better integrate growing supplies of renewable energy and perform a variety of value-added services on the grid. However, a number of challenges exist in order to achieving these benefits.
Many utility systems have substantial regulatory structures that make business processes and technology innovation substantially different than in other industries. Due to complex histories regarding regulatory and deregulatory efforts, and due...
El "Ombudsman". Expectativas de derechos en el poder con fuerza no vinculante
- Dalla Corte, Gabriela
En esta tesis abordo detalladamente una novedosa institución que parece haberse apoderado de los ensayos y experimentos administrativos de las últimas décadas, al menos en las sociedades democráticas liberales: el Ombudsman. Para ello describo y contrasto normatividad y práctica jurídica; ideales y concreciones; similitudes y diferencias en torno a diversos ámbitos de la resolución alternativa de conflicto ajenos al jurisdiccional. Gracias al Ombudsman es posible discutir aspectos teóricos referidos tanto a la Historia jurídica de diversos contextos espaciales elegidos, como a la Antropología jurídica en su calidad de rama disciplinaria. La multiplicidad de ejemplos de casos extraídos de niveles variados...
Vida y muerte de una aventura en el Rio de la Plata, Jaime Alsina i Verjés, 1770/1836. Historia, Derecho y familia en la disolución del orden colonial
- Dalla Corte, Gabriela
El objetivo principal de este trabajo es abordar, desde diversos ángulos de análisis, las maneras en que una persona puede utilizar las herramientas del Derecho. Si tuviésemos que definir el problema o el conjunto de problemas planteados a lo largo de los ocho capítulos que siguen, la respuesta sería cómo vive la gente el Derecho y sus propios derechos. Tomamos como objeto de estudio a un personaje típico del mundo colonial americano, un piloto llegado a Buenos Aires a mediados del siglo XVIII aprovechando el ascenso económico del puerto, y que se convirtió rápidamente en uno de los comerciantes más...
Cooperative Interaction Techniques for Graphical Objects in a Collaborative Activity
- Marla J. Baker; Lauren J. Bricker; Steven L. Tanimoto
An interactive puzzle-solving program was implemented in two versions both permitting two players to cooperate in solving the puzzle. In one version, the users were permitted not only to individually pick up and place pieces into the puzzle but also to jointly pick up and position pieces with synchronous cooperative control of the piece. In the other version, the synchronous cooperative control was disabled. We present the rationale for cooperative control, the design of the puzzle activities, the results of user testing, and displays of the interaction histories for the activities. We found that although the cooperative control of pieces...
Elastic Spline Models for Human Cardiac Motion Estimation
- F. Chen; D. Suter
Elastic splines (including dynamic "snakes" and elastic contours), minimising an energy norm of the membrane and/or thin-plate types, have been used to model many surfaces in visual reconstruction and related biomedical applications. In this paper, we model the displacement of the material between successive cardiac images using vector splines. We define a family of elastic splines. These splines can be tuned to enforce different type and different degrees of smoothness. We assess how well these splines can be used to reconstruct human cardiac motion. 1 Introduction This paper investigates the application of various splines, drawn from a general and powerful...
Pregnancy rates among juvenile justice girls in two randomized controlled trials of multidimensional treatment foster care
- David C. R. Kerr; Leslie D. Leve; Patricia Chamberlain
Preventing adolescent pregnancy is a national research priority that has had limited success. In the present study, the authors examined whether Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) relative to intervention services as usual (group care [GC]) decreased pregnancy rates among juvenile justice girls mandated to out-of-home care. Girls (13–17 years of age) with histories of criminal referrals (Mdn 10) were randomly assigned to MTFC (n 81) or GC (n 85) as part of 2 randomized controlled trials. Pregnancy histories were assessed from baseline through 24 months. Fewer postbaseline pregnancies were reported for MTFC girls (26.9%) than for GC girls (46.9%)—an effect...
Telepsychiatry and Doctor–Patient Communication: A Tale of Two Interviews
- Doug Urness
Abstract: Current videoconferencing technology has al-lowed for the development, acceptance and growth of telepsychiatry programs in Canada and in other countries. Questions and concerns remain about the effect of the videoconferencing context on doctor–patient communica-tion. This paper briefly reviews factors relevant to this is-sue and presents two case histories that involve chall-enges for both telepsychiatry and in-person interviews. As demonstrated in these case histories, the encounter con-text of videoconferencing is only one factor in a complex and dynamic communication process. The success of a telepsychiatry interview is related more to routine commu-nication processes than to videoconferencing technology. Résumé: La télépsychiatrie...
An analysis of WoW players game hours
- Pin-yun Tarng; Kuan-ta Chen; Polly Huang
Online gaming has become increasingly popular in recent years. Currently, the most common business model of on-line gaming is based on monthly subscription fees that game players pay to obtain credits, which allow them to start or continue a journey in the game’s virtual world. There-fore, from the perspective of game operators, predicting how many players will join a game and how long they will stay in the game is important since these two factors dominate their revenue. This paper represents a pilot study of the predictability of online gamers ’ subscription time. Specifically, we study the gameplay hours of...
- Matthew Potoski; Aseem Prakash
Voluntary environmental programs are codes of progressive environmental conduct that firms pledge to adopt. This paper investigates whether ISO 14001, a voluntary program with a weak sword—a weak monitoring and sanctioning mechanism—can mitigate shirking and improve participants ’ environmental performance. Sponsored by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 14001 is the most widely adopted voluntary environmental program in the world. Our analysis of over 3,000 facilities regulated as major sources under the U.S. Clean Air Act suggests that ISO 14001-certified facilities reduce their pollution emissions more than non-certified facilities. This result persists even after controlling for facilities ’ emission...
Repositioning of European Chemical Groups and Changes in Innovation Management: The Case of the French Chemical Industry
- Florence Charue-duboc
powers in the European chemical industry, since they are associated with companies of international stature such as Bayer, BASF, ICI, Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz. Founded decades ago, these firms have marked the sector dynamics with their strategies regarding academic relations, the importance of patents, diversification within a multidivisional structure, and internationalization. At first sight, France would seem to be a less important player in the European chemical industry. However, today it is ranked second in Europe, just behind Germany, and with a greater annual growth rate, as shown in the table below. The current position of the French chemical industry is...
Dissemination of Earthquake Ground Motion Simulations
- Kim B. Olsen; Geoffrey Ely
Synthetic time histories from large-scale three-dimensional dynamic rupture or ground motion simulations generally constitute large data sets which typically require hundreds of Megabytes, Gigabytes or even Terabytes of storage capacity (see, e.g., Olsen et al., 2008, 2009). Access to large simulation output, for a seismologist to analyze rupture
Using splines to analyse latency in the Colorado Plateau uranium miners cohort
- M Hauptmann; K Berhane; B Langholz; Jh Lubin
Background Different approaches have been proposed to investigate latency in epidemiologic studies where detailed exposure histories are available. Methods We demonstrate the application of a flexible, yet parsimonious, spline function model to investigate latency patterns for radon progeny exposure and lung cancer in the Colorado Plateau uranium miners cohort. The model extends a previously proposed bilinear model. Results The excess relative risk (ERR) reached a maxi-mum of 0.6 per 100 working level months, for expo-sures received 14 years previously. The ERR then declined, and was estimated to approach zero for expo-sures received 35 years and more in the past. The...
- Ferenc Hammer
This study is a first discussion of my empirical research1 results focusing on representations (personal histories and media pieces), regulatory practices, and consumption strategies regarding blue jeans in Hungary between 1960 and the mid-1980s. Blue jeans offers a surprisingly useful juncture for an array of social inquiries regarding
Applying the COSPEC at Active Volcanoes
- John Stix; Glyn Williams-jones; Catherine Hickson
The previous chapter discussed how to make COSPEC measurements. The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate how the measurements are interpreted and used in explaining a volcano’s activity. To accomplish this, we discuss case histories of volcanoes for which a sufficiently large COSPEC database has been established. Our objective is for the reader to use these case histories
Correlation of the charge collection efficiency of GaAs particle detectors with material properties
- K Berwicka; M R Brozela; C M Buttarb; S M Younga
Measurements of the Charge Collection Efficiency (CCE) of radiation detectors fabricated from Semi-Insulating GaAs wafers which have different thermal histories have been undertaken. A correlation between charge collection efficiency and electrical resistivity has been observed. These are consistent with a dominant dependence of CCE with the concentration of the ionized deep donor, EL2+.
EXPERIMENTAL TESTING AND FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION OF THE BEHAVIOUR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BEAMS UNDER IMPACT LOADING
- E. Oñate; D. R. J. Owen (eds
The test facility, which has been used to investigate high mass low velocity impacts, comprises of a drop weight system that has been used to allow weights of up to 200 kg to fall through heights of up to 4 m. Specimens tested to date have been beams with a maximum span of 3.0 m and slabs of 2.3 m square. A general view of the test facility is shown in Fig. 1. The instrumentation comprises of a load cell placed at the level of the impactor, to obtain load-time histories and accelerometers – the output of which is fed...