John R. Bartle and Gerard Wellman
Environment Omaha has suggested many changes in the metropolitan Omaha area in the hopes of improving Omaha’s environment. We all want a better environment, but is it practical? What will it cost and what improvements can we expect? This document provides answers to these questions focusing on each of the five content areas of Environment Omaha’s study: the natural environment, urban form and transportation, building construction, resource conservation, and community health.
Edited by Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, UNO faculty member.
Approaching an uncertain future without Fidel Castro, and still reeling from a downturn at the end of the cold war, Cuba must act decisively to improve its economy and living conditions. One of the major challenges facing the impoverished island nation is securing access to energy resources that are sufficient to meet the needs of its revitalization and development goals. What steps can Cuba take to achieve both short- and long-term energy sustainability and self-sufficiency? In this timely analysis, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado and his colleagues answer that question.
Cuba's Energy Future sets the geostrategic context within which Cuba is operating. The book provides an overview of the evolving relations among Caribbean states and explains why Cuba and its longtime nemesis the United States should look for ways to cooperate on developing energy resources. The possible role of oil companies is explored, as is Cuba's energy relationship with Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.
The second section of Cuba's Energy Future features economic and technical appraisals, economic projections, and trends affecting Cuba's energy needs, including oil and natural gas potential, the country's antiquated electric power sector, and the role of biofuels such as sugarcane ethanol. The concluding section focuses on the conditions necessary for, and the mutual benefits of, greater cooperative engagement with the United States.
Dawn O. Braithwaite, Julia T. Wood, and Paige W. Toller
Chapter 26: "I'm Sorry for Your Loss": Communicating with Those Who Are Bereaved, authored by Paige Toller, UNO faculty member.
Casing Interpersonal Communication encourages students to learn about interpersonal communication by exploring real life situations. The engaging cases invite students to use abstract and conceptual knowledge drawn from theory and research to analyze and address concrete circumstances that will help them to then apply this knowledge to their own lives.
Wendy Goldberg, Nikki R. Crick, Juan F. Casas, and David A. Nelson
Article: Toward a more comprehensive understanding of peer maltreatment: Studies of relational victimization, co-authored by Juan Casas, UNO faculty member.
This new and exciting reader includes over 25 articles that have been carefully selected for the undergraduate audience, and taken from the very accessible Current Directions in Psychological Science journal. These timely, cutting-edge articles allow instructors to bring their students real-world perspective–-from a reliable source–-about today’s most current and pressing issues in gender psychology.
Nikitah O. Imani
Head Games is focused on the way in which ethnocentrism and cultural bias can impact public health, and in this case, psychotherapeutic process. It examines a family therapy program being run by a major public university, tied to the criminal justice system and the educational establishment, aiming to reform perceived "dysfunctionality" in homes of the "patients (subjects)." What follows is a tragic comedy of errors in which theory and practice normed in one sociocultural context is applied, or more appropriately, misapplied. This book questions whether we have come as far as we think in the US in terms of calibrating our mental health systems for multicultural sensitivity and perhaps suggests there are limits to how much we can engage in cross-cultural therapy. The book uses an Africa-centered theoretical framework to tease out these systemic incongruities and will hopefully provide guidance for counselors, researchers, and those more generally interested in programmatic evaluation research across cultural lines. The title, Head Games, is an apt metaphor for the manipulation of the program by all of its participants for the purpose of reifying or resisting its inherent definitions of abnormality.
In Lee, Mehruz Kamal, Sajda Qureshi, and Peter Wolcott
Editor: In Lee
Chapter 6, Promoting Competitive Advantage in Microenterprises through Information Technology Interventions, co-authored by Sajda Qureshi and Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty members.
As the Web paradigm shifted from the business-centered to user-centered one (this paradigm shift has become known as "Web 2.0") it has become a Web platform as a method to quickly reach a large pool of consumers. Web 2.0 has changed the nature of a user from a content consumer to a content generator. While the pre-Web 2.0 era is characterized by read-only websites and proprietary web applications, Web 2.0 brought about a variety of interactive community-based initiatives that leverage data, harness distributed intelligence, and utilize a rich multimedia.
E-Business Applications for Product Development and Competitive Growth: Emerging Technologies is a comprehensive framework of knowledge provided by research and practitioner experts within the e-business research field. Emerging e-business theories, architectures, and technologies are outlined to stimulate information into research and business communities. This book will serve as an integrated e-business knowledge base for those who are interested in the advancement of e-business theory and practice through a variety of research methods including theoretical, experimental, case, and survey research methods.
Nebraska Department of Education; Westside Community Schools; Umo n ho n Nation Public Schools; Lexington Public Schools; Omaha Public Schools; Head Start-State Collaboration Office; Marjorie Kostelnik; M. Susan McWilliams; Lincoln Public Schools; Gordon-Rushville Public Schools; Red Cloud; Northeast Professional Development Partnership; Nebraska State Board of Education, District 5; Beatrice Public Schools; and Platte Valley Professional Development Partnership
Called to action by parents, teachers, administrators, and other early childhood professionals in Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), Office of Early Childhood began the process of revising the Kindergarten Position Statement in 2007. NDE’s previous Kindergarten Position Statement was written in 1984 and was a landmark document in the world of kindergarten, not only in Nebraska, but nationwide. The revision of this statement reinforces the expectation of providing high quality experiences for all children to help them reach their full potential, regardless of individual circumstances. The intent of this document is to provide a summary of information about kindergarten that is deeply grounded in years of research, early childhood science, and best practices for young children. The full Position Statement, A Kindergarten for the 21st Century, can be downloaded from http://www.education.ne.gov/oec/pubs/KStatement.pdf.
Jarrett Rudy, Stepehn Gervais, Christopher Kirkey, Jody L. Neathery-Castro, and Mark O. Rousseau
Editors: Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey
Chapter, Quebec and La Francophonie: Quebec between Provincialism and Globalization, co-authored by Jody Neathery-Castro, UNO faculty member
Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-First Century is a contributed, multidisciplinary text that examines Quebec history from social, cultural, and political perspectives. Editors Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, and Christopher Kirkey bring together experts from a variety of fields to create a contributed text on the history of Quebec that is the first of its kind in the English language. Much more than a mere survey text, Quebec Questions engages students with questions such as is Quebec distinct?, what makes Quebec distinct?, what is its relationship with the rest of Canada?, and what is its place on the world stage? In addition to the editors' introductions, which provide a framework and context for each of the text's parts, an expansive pedagogical program in every chapter, including a timeline, a biographical sketch of a key figure, a profile of a significant event, critical-thinking questions, a select bibliography, and relevant websites for further exploration. The broad and inclusive format of Quebec Questions will ensure its appropriateness for the growing number of courses examining Quebec through a variety of lenses.
Rupert Taylor and Angela M. Eikenberry
Chapter 19: Philanthropy in an era of global governance, co-authored by Angela Eikenberry, UNO faculty member.
To mark the 20th Anniversary of Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations the editor has compiled a comprehensive overview of contemporary debates in third sector scholarship, comprised of all original research by leaders in the field. The volume will offer a critical review of the central and innovative themes that have come to form the core of third sector debate and research with an international focus.
The first global compendium of third sector research, this volume provides a international, multi-disciplinary, and state-of-the-art overview of the field. The contributions not only examine and review the existing scholarship, but introduce new perspectives and thinking on the third sector—especially in terms of future implications around the world.
Topics covered include: -History and Development of the Field -New Trends in Volunteering and Philanthropy -Volunteering and Participation in Developing Countries -Leadership and Governance -Corporate Responsibility -Social Capital -Global Civil Society
This seminal volume provides a broad and comprehensive look at the field of Third Sector Research, of primary interest to researchers in political science, sociology, development studies, and nonprofit leadership programs.
Frank Teuteberg, Jorge Marx Gómez, Mehruz Kamal, Sajda Qureshi, and Peter Wolcott
Editors: Frank Teuteberg and Jorge Marx Gómez
Chapter 4, How can Information Technology be adopted by Micro-enterprises? Guidelines for Sustainable Development, co-authored by Sajda Qureshi and Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty members.
In recent years, the focus of environmental responsibility has shifted toward companies and a variety of highly specific, heterogeneous solutions for different environmental issues have been created. These solutions comprise a special category of information systems, termed Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems (CEMIS).
Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems: Advancements and Trends addresses the continuing need for companies to take a holistic and strategic approach towards material and energy efficiency, emission and waste reduction, recycling, stakeholder engagement, and legal compliance. As Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems that support only operational goals are becoming obsolete, the need for a reference redefining these systems to provide integrated solutions to environmental and economic problems is needed.
Shaista Wahab and Barry Youngerman
Co-authored by Shaista Wahab, UNO faculty member.
Afghanistan has long been considered a remote and uninviting country to all but its closest neighbors. This lightly populated agricultural and pastoral nation has guarded its independence in the age of European imperialism thanks in large part to its limited perceived value. Political isolation reinforced by a conservative tribal culture kept most of the cultural and economic changes of the modern world at bay. Slowly, however, modern ways and values began to penetrate into the capital city of Kabul.
A Brief History of Afghanistan, Second Edition examines this country's isolation and how it found itself involved in 30 years of war and anarchy. This updated resource provides extensive background information so readers can understand the issues and make informed judgments of their own.
Randall E. Adkins, David A. Dulio, and Gregory A. Petrow
Editors: Randall E. Adkins (UNO faculty member) and David A. Dulio
Chapter 11, Courting the Obama-Terry Voter: Terry vs. Esch in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, co-authored by Randall E. Adkins and Gregory A. Petrow, UNO faculty members.
During the 2008 elections, nowhere was change more anticipated than in the House and Senate. Going into Election Day, most analysts predicted a large majority of Democratic wins in both chambers. However, while many Republicans lost and Democrats came away with a clear majority, some of the most vulnerable managed to hang on and win reelection. Cases in Congressional Campaigns illustrates how embattled incumbents defended their turf in such a difficult year for Republican candidates, the Republican Party, and the Republican brand. It focuses on how selected congressional incumbents "played defense"―successfully or not―in an election cycle that was dominated by the theme and message of change.
Each chapter is written by political scientists on the ground and familiar with the district they are analyzing. Analysis of broader trends from the 2008 cycle bookend the volume with Adkins and Dulio’s insightful framing. More than just a collection of case studies, this book offers a common framework for understanding who won, who lost, and why. In addition, the companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415873888 provides instructors with useful teaching tools, including sample assignments, dynamic PowerPoint slides, graphs, and links to relevant YouTube clips.
Rami Arav and Richard A. Freund
Co-authored and co-edited by Rami Arav, UNO faculty member.
Archaeological excavation of the ancient city of Bethsaida has retrieved a wealth of information on some of the most intriguing topics from 10th century BCE to 4th century CE. This volume includes reports on archaeological and geological findings from 1997 to 2006 and the cultural and historical contexts of the findings.
Nedžad Bašić, Anwar H. Siddiqui, and Nikitah O. Imani
Chapter, The War on Jihad: Eurocentrism and Its Thinly-Veiled Attack on Islamic Cultures and Societies, authored by Nikitah Imani, UNO faculty member.
In traditional scholars’ debate, global terrorism, in western literature is solely linked to Islam, predominantly seen as an issue with religious and cultural background. However, this problem is more complex than we can perceive on first view. The issue of global terrorism is essentially linked to structural changes in global economy, rather than to the shaping of global geopolitical models, which took place after the collapse of the Soviet Union, as has been noted in many scholars’ interpretations.
This book focuses the hypothesis that a critical aspect of this issue refers to the relationship between government and society in the era of globalization, rather than to being related to a sense of belonging to civilizations of distinct cultural, historical and religious diversities and different identities. Visible conflict between government and society in the era of globalization is not some kind of a given, but rather is a constructed social-political-economic phenomenon that fits into the general category of social, economic and political competition in the process of globalisation. Observing relationships between government, MNCs, and the global market, this book is focused on rethinking the relationship between global terrorism, which is getting more and more religious exclusiveness, and democracy, which is getting more and more human welfare dimension.
The lack of local governments in Islamic countries effectively causes a response to the challenges of the “global conflict distribution”. The Islamic Global Radical Militant Movement (GIRMM) has appeared as an authentic response to the clash between globalization and democracy by attacking global forces and global institutions as supporters of local futile governments.
This book deals with correspondence between “global wealth distributional conflict” and global terrorism as a new phenomenon in the 21st century.
This project sought to expand voter outreach and mobilization of new registered and Latino voters through a series of activities to be undertaken in winter of 2007 leading up to the 2008 General Election in the greater Omaha metropolitan area. Following the successful development of a voter mobilization project undertaken in the 2006 election cycle, this project conducted a series of door-to-door canvassing activities utilizing University of Nebraska at Omaha students to distribute nonpartisan voter information, and engage in “get out the vote” activities with new Latino registered voters in Ward 4 of Douglas County, Nebraska and among Southeast Omaha’s predominately minority communities. As of 9/1/2008, there were approximately 10,000 newly registered This project sought to expand voter outreach and mobilization of new registered and Latino voters through a series of activities to be undertaken in winter of 2007 leading up to the 2008 General Election in the greater Omaha metropolitan area. Following the successful development of a voter mobilization project undertaken in the 2006 election cycle, this project conducted a series of door-to-door canvassing activities utilizing University of Nebraska at Omaha students to distribute nonpartisan voter information, and engage in “get out the vote” activities with new Latino registered voters in Ward 4 of Douglas County, Nebraska and among Southeast Omaha’s predominately minority communities. As of 9/1/2008, there were approximately 10,000 newly registered voters (NRV’s ) in Douglas County. We estimated that there may be as many as 3,000 of these new voters in Legislative Districts 5 and 7 (an area approximately from the Missouri River to 72nd Street and from the downtown Omaha area down into Ralston and Bellevue).
Donald D. Bergh, Dave K. Ketchen Jr., Erin G. Pleggenkuhle-Miles, and Mike P. Weng
Editors: D. Bergh, D. Ketchen
Chapter, Embracing Debates to Advance Global Strategy Research, co-authored by Erin G. Pleggenkuhle-Miles, UNO faculty member
This book series' mission is to provide a forum for critique, commentary, and discussion about key methodology issues in the strategic management field. Strategic management relies on an array of complex methods drawn from various allied disciplines to examine how managers attempt to lead their firms toward success. The field is undergoing a rapid transformation in methodological rigor, and researchers face many new challenges about how to conduct their research and in understanding the implications that are associated with their research choices. This book series seeks to bridge the gap between what researchers know and what they need to know about methodology. In each volume, renowned scholars contribute chapters in their areas of methodological expertise.
William L. Blizek, Julien R. Fielding, Michele M. Desmarais, Birud Sindhav, and Christian Haunton
Edited by William L. Blizek, UNO faculty member.
Chapters authored and co-authored by UNO faculty members include:
Chapter 1: Religion and the Movies, authored by William L. Blizek
Chapter 2: Using Religion to Interpret Movies, authored by William L. Blizek
Chapter 3: Using Movies to Critique Religion, authored by William L. Blizek
Chapter 6: Retelling of Religious Stories, co-authored by William L. Blizek and Julien Fielding
Chapter 13: Buddhist Movies, authored by Michele Desmarais
Chapter 14: Hindu Movies, co-authored by Michele Desmarais and Birud Sindhav
Chapter 17: Indigenous Religions and Movies, authored by Julien Fielding
Chapter 22: Redemption and Film, authored by Julien Fielding
Chapter 24: Images of God in the Movies, authored by Christian Haunton
Chapter 26. Karma and Film, authored by Michele Desmarais
The Continuum Companion to Religion and Film offers the definitive guide to study in this growing area. The book covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twenty-nine specifically commissioned essays from a team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and provide a map of this evolving research area. Featuring chapters on methodology, religions of the world, and popular religious themes, as well as an extensive bibliography and filmography, this is the essential tool for anyone with an interest in the intersection between religion and film.
Paul Blokker, Bruno Dallago, and Petr Pavlinek
Editors: Paul Blokker and Bruno Dallago
Chapter, Regional Development Effects of Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
This book analyzes regional and local models of development, in the context of existing socio-economic disparities and the impact of EU enlargement and European policy, offering a comparative and in-depth analysis of the distinct nature of regional differences within Central and Eastern Europe.
Cultural Values and Anticipations of Female Leadership Styles A Study of Rotary Clubs in Taiwan and the United States
Although the status of women in general has gradually improved in education, employment and leadership over the years, the big picture for women is still disheartening, and female leadership in higher positions is disproportionately represented. To address this issue for more satisfactory gender equality, this study undertakes a comparative quantitative and qualitative study of female leadership in non-profit organizations in the East and the West by exploring the relationships between the Rotary Club members¿ cultural values and their anticipated female leadership styles in Taiwan and the United States. Specifically, this study will provide more academic perspectives on female leadership in cross-cultural studies, strive to overcome conceptual and methodological biases in current leadership research, contribute to research on leadership behaviors in non-profit organizations, apply academic knowledge to female leadership practices, and raise individual consciousness of the benefit of female leadership.
Angela M. Eikenberry
In the contemporary United States, third parties are being relied upon to deliver social services that were once chiefly the responsibility of government. Among the new philanthropic associations that have arisen in this environment are voluntary groups known as giving circles. Their purpose is to bring people together to pool resources and then collectively decide how to distribute them. Giving circles have been seen as the most democratic of philanthropic mechanisms, working to meet social needs and solve community problems, while enhancing the civic education and participation of their members. Angela M. Eikenberry examines this new phenomenon and considers what role voluntary associations and philanthropy can or should play in a democratic society.
Jatinder N.D. Gupta, Sushil K. Sharma, Andrew P. Martin, and Deepak Khazanchi
Editors: Jatinder N.D. Gupta and Sushil K. Sharma
Chapter XIX, Information Availability, co-authored by Andrew P. Martin and Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty members.
While emerging information and internet ubiquitous technologies provide tremendous positive opportunities, there are still numerous vulnerabilities associated with technology. Attacks on computer systems are increasing in sophistication and potential devastation more than ever before. As such, organizations need to stay abreast of the latest protective measures and services to prevent cyber attacks.
The Handbook of Research on Information Security and Assurance includes 47 chapters offering comprehensive definitions and explanations on topics such as firewalls, information warfare, encryption standards, and social and ethical concerns in enterprise security. Edited by over 90 scholars in information science, this reference provides tools to combat the growing risk associated with technology.
Charles Judd, Gary McClelland, and Carey S. Ryan
Co-edited by Carey S. Ryan, UNO faculty member.
This completely rewritten classic text features many new examples, insights and topics including mediational, categorical, and multilevel models. Substantially reorganized, this edition provides a briefer, more streamlined examination of data analysis. Noted for its model-comparison approach and unified framework based on the general linear model, the book provides readers with a greater understanding of a variety of statistical procedures. This consistent framework, including consistent vocabulary and notation, is used throughout to develop fewer but more powerful model building techniques. The authors show how all analysis of variance and multiple regression can be accomplished within this framework. The model-comparison approach provides several benefits:
-It strengthens the intuitive understanding of the material thereby increasing the ability to successfully analyze data in the future
-It provides more control in the analysis of data so that readers can apply the techniques to a broader spectrum of questions
-It reduces the number of statistical techniques that must be memorized
-It teaches readers how to become data analysts instead of statisticians.
Terry T. Kidd, Dawn M. Owens, and Deepak Khazanchi
Editor: Terry T. Kidd
Chapter XVI, Software Quality Assurance, co-authored by Dawn M. Owens and Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty members.
Systems planning and management have become increasingly important in the digital economy with new technologies having significant implications for corporate strategies.
The Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning, and Operations provides comprehensive coverage of information technology projects and resources for researchers, educators, students, and field practitioners. Through a collection of industry practical experiences, challenges, and opportunities, this Handbook of Research offers a compendium of terms, definitions, and explanations for the advancement of knowledge within IT management.
William R. King, Sajda Qureshi, Mehruz Kamal, and Peter Keen
Editor: William R. King
Chapter, Knowledge Networking to Overcome the Digital Divide, co-authored by Sajda Qureshi, UNO faculty member.
As organizations become increasingly extended across global boundaries, their reliance on information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support their processes increases. The use of ICTs to activate dispersed knowledge within complex webs of human networks can enable the gap between the information rich and information poor to be overcome. This paper develops a new concept called knowledge networking and investigates how this process enables the digital divide to be overcome. Following a phenomenological analysis of knowledge networking using a selection of vignettes, this paper provides a conceptual model describing the ways in which knowledge networking enables the digital divide to be overcome.
Rob Kitchin, Nigel Thrift, and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi
Editors: Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift
Section, Methods: Intensive/Extensive Research, authored by Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, UNO faculty member.
The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas. The encyclopedia includes over 1,000 detailed entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geographers, and geographical thought and praxis in different parts of the world.
This groundbreaking project covers every field of human geography and the discipline’s relationships to other disciplines, and is global in scope, involving an international set of contributors. Given its broad, inclusive scope and unique online accessibility, it is anticipated that the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography will become the major reference work for the discipline over the coming decades.
The Encyclopedia will be available in both limited edition print and online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit http://info.sciencedirect.com/content/books/ref_works/coming/
- Available online on ScienceDirect and in limited edition print format
- Broad, interdisciplinary coverage across human geography: Philosophy, Methods, People, Social/Cultural, Political, Economic, Development, Health, Cartography, Urban, Historical, Regional
- Comprehensive and unique - the first of its kind in human geography