Vladimir Zwass, Bartel Van de Walle, Murray Turoff, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, and Ann L. Fruhling
Series Editor: Vladimir Zwass
Editors: Bartel Van De Walle, Murray Turoff, Starr Roxanne Hiltz
Chapter, STATPack – An Emergency Response System for Microbiology Laboratory Diagnostics and Consultation, authored by Ann Fruhling, UNO faculty member.
This book provides the most current and comprehensive overview available today of the critical role of information systems in emergency response and preparedness. It includes contributions from leading scholars, practitioners, and industry researchers, and covers all phases of disaster management - mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. 'Foundational' chapters provide a design framework and review ethical issues. 'Context' chapters describe the characteristics of individuals and organizations in which EMIS are designed and studied. 'Case Study' chapters include systems for distributed microbiology laboratory diagnostics to detect possible epidemics or bioterrorism, humanitarian MIS, and response coordination systems. 'Systems Design and Technology' chapters cover simulation, geocollaborative systems, global disaster impact analysis, and environmental risk analysis. Throughout the book, the editors and contributors give special emphasis to the importance of assessing the practical usefulness of new information systems for supporting emergency preparedness and response, rather than drawing conclusions from a theoretical understanding of the potential benefits of new technologies.
Randall E. Adkins
Edited by Randall E. Adkins, UNO faculty member.
Primary source materials are a great way for students to experience firsthand a historic event, to more fully understand a pivotal actor or figure, or to explore legislation or a judicial decision. Students leave these readings better prepared to grapple with secondary sources. In fact, they can often support a different interpretation or more critically engage with analysis. This new volume with 45 documents that include speeches, court cases, letters, diary entries, excerpts from autobiographies, treaties, legislation, regulations and reports, documentary photographs, ad stills, public opinion polls, transcripts, and press releases is a great starting point for any parties and elections course. Careful editing, pithy headnotes, and discussion questions all enhance this useful reader.
Edited by Rami Arav, UNO faculty member.
Chapter: The fortified city of Bethsaida : the case of an Iron Age capital city, authored by Rami Arav.
Essays on the history and archaeology of Biblical urbanism.
Changing Minds: Mind, Consciousness and Identity in Patanjali's Yoga-sutra and Cognitive Neuroscience
Michele M. Desmarais
This book by Dr. Desmarais is by all means a positive contribution in the field of Yoga, Indology and cognitive neurosciences. It covers Eastern and Western, ancient and modern, religion and metaphysics, psychology and epistemology, as well as the cultural heritage for these. The book is arranged in six chapters using our common concept of show as a metaphysical stage: getting ready for the show; entering the theatre; taking the stage; all the world as stage; following the plot; thickening of the plot; and finally, the lights come up. This has its source in the Samkhya metaphor of prakrti as analogous to a divine actor, on the world stage and in a cosmic drama. Another symbolic metaphor that comes before our mind is that of Ardhanarinatesvara of Lord Siva, depicted as the Cosmic divine Supreme actor endowed with half-female in his person. The reader, the spectator or audience member, symbolizes the Purusa of Samkhya and yoga.
Wolfgang Donsbach and Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
Editor: Wolfgang Donsbach
Entry, "Pornography, Media Law of," authored by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, UNO faculty member.
The International Encyclopedia of Communication represents the definitive reference work in this interdisciplinary and dynamic field. This authoritative twelve-volume set is jointly published by Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world.
- DEFINITIVE: A ground-breaking collection of 1,339 original entries within a 12 volume set, spanning the scholarship, evidence, and methodology of communication research
- REPUTABLE: Jointly published by Blackwell Publishing and the prestigious International Communication Association (ICA)
- AUTHORITATIVE: Newly-commissioned entries divided into 29 editorial areas representing major fields of inquiry within communication, each of which is headed by a leading expert in their respective field
- INTERDISCIPLINARY: Editorial areas include: communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology
- WIDE-RANGING: Spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas within this dynamic and interdisciplinary field
- INTERNATIONAL: Brings together new entries written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers, representing the international character of the ICA
- ACCESSIBLE: Reader-friendly A-Z entries ranging from extended explorations of major topics to short descriptions of key concepts, with sophisticated cross-referencing and search facilities, lexicon by subject area, and a comprehensive index
- MULTI-FORMAT: The Encyclopedia will publish simultaneously in print and electronic formats, both of which will be fully accessible and searchable
This unique and inclusive work will strengthen the identity of the growing field of communication studies, support its institutions, and most of all, improve the study of communication problems and phenomena worldwide. For further information visit www.communicationencyclopedia.com
Karen Dugger and Jody L. Neathery-Castro
Editor: Karen Dugger
Chapter, Gender and Global Politics, authored by Jody Neathery-Castro, UNO faculty member
The natural alliance between service learning and Women's studies lies in a shared pedagogy, one which draws on lived experience to access and create knowledge. Central to both is an emphasis on the critical link between knowledge and practice for student learning. Women's studies pedagogy, like service learning pedagogy, views experience as important as a source of learning, but also as something one must subject to reflection and analysis to expose its situatedness. In so doing, both feminist and service learning pedagogy ask students to become self- conscious participants in the process of knowledge construction and to become "aware of the limitations of their own experience and perspectives and therefore value the perspectives of others.
Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges: Managerial Issues and Challenges
Carlos Ferran, Ricardo Salim, Deanna House, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Peter Wolcott, and Kenneth Lee Dick
Editors: Carlos Ferran and Ricardo Salim
Chapter, 15, Success Factors for the Global Implementation of ERP/HRMS Software, co-authored by Gert-Jan de Vreede, Peter Wolcott, and Kenneth Dick, UNO faculty members.
Local functional systems that create inefficient islands of information are being replaced by expensive enterprise-wide applications that unify the functional areas; however, while we have not yet been able to completely and seamlessly integrate across functions, we find that the new islands of information are no longer functional but political, cultural, linguistic, and geographical. The global village is a reality and enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations face new issues and challenges.
Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges provides authoritative research on the theoretical frameworks and pragmatic discussions on global implementations of information systems, particularly ERP systems. This book offers professionals, managers, and researchers, who want to improve their understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when information systems cross national boundaries, with an authoritative, essential research resource.
The common assumption that Darwinism and conservatism are mutually inconsistent is now fiercely debated on the right. A number of conservative thinkers argue that evolutionary biology can replace religion as the source of morality while scientifically confirming conservative public policy. Illuminating this crucial but confusing debate, a new book by Carson Holloway explains why Darwinian conservatism is both illusory and dangerous.
Until recently, the obvious conservative response to Darwinism was hostility because of its atheism and materialism. Prominent scientific writers, particularly those working in fields informed by Darwinian biology, have been contemptuous in their dismissal of religion, calling it not only false but harmful. Too often the debate has degenerated into mere name-calling, the epithets "fundamentalist" and "atheist" flying back and forth.
Lately, however, such authoritative conservative thinkers as James Q. Wilson and Francis Fukuyama have argued that evolutionary biology confirms the objective reality of human nature—a bedrock conservative principle—as well as religion does. Conservatives, then, need no longer insist on religious belief as a source of public morality.
But can a society really dispense with religion as the source of morality? Can the Darwinian account of human nature lend scientific credibility to the moral and political positions of conservatives? Consulting the great philosopher of democratic conservatism, Alexis de Tocqueville, Holloway asks whether religion is necessary for a healthy democracy and probes the possibility of a Darwinian alternative. He concludes that Darwinian conservatism, and Darwinism generally, cannot sustain respect for human rights or provide for the stability of the family and society. In the face of Darwinism’s moral failure, religion remains an essential support for a decent and free democracy.
The passing of John Paul II provoked questions about the Pope, particularly in his relation to modernity. Was he opposed to the tenets of modernity, as some critics claimed? Or did he accommodate modernity in a way no Pope ever had, as his champions asserted? In The Way of Life, Carson Holloway examines the fundamental philosophers of modernity--from Hobbes to Toqueville--to suggest that John Paul II's critique of modernity is intended not to reject, but to improve. Thus, claims Holloway, it is appropriate for liberal modernity to attend to the Pope's thought, receiving it not as the attack of an enemy but as the criticism of a candid friend.
Carson Holloway, Paul Carrese, Jeffrey Church, Kenneth L. Deustch, James Fetter, Joseph R. Fornieri, Peter Augustine Lawler, Will Morrisey, Walter Nicgorski, James R. Stoner Jr., Geoffrey M. Vaughan, and Catherine H. Zuckert
Edited and co-authored by Carson Holloway, UNO faculty member.
Magnanimity and Statesmanship is a collection of papers on the virtue of Aristotelian magnanimity (or greatness of soul) and its relationship to the history of political philosophy and to the art of statesmanship. Aristotle's account of the "great-souled man" may seem somewhat alien to the sensibilities of a modern democracy. There is, after all, an inegalitarian element in the great-souled man's confidence in his moral excellence and hence in his superior worthiness to hold public office. Nevertheless, even modern democratic thinkers admit that democracy needs, at least in certain critical phases in its development, political leaders who far excel their fellow citizens in virtue and wisdom.
This book, then, traces the path of magnanimity in the history of political philosophy and examines certain statesmen in light of this virtue, all with a view to addressing the following questions: What is magnanimity, and what is its relationship to political life? Is magnanimity compatible with Christianity, or with the modern commitment to equality? Does modernity still stand in need of such a virtue? Can magnanimity flourish under modern conditions? Are there examples of political leaders whose lives exemplify this virtue and the study of whose political conduct can deepen our understanding of it?
Samuel T. Hunter, Michael D. Mumford, Katrina E. Bedell-Avers, and Roni Reiter-Palmon
Chapter: Creativity and cognitive processes: A multi-level linkage between individual and team cognition, co-authored by Roni Reiter-Palmon.
Chapter: Beyond Cognitive Processes: Antecedents and Influences on team cognition, co-authored by Roni Reiter-Palmon.
"Multi-Level Issues in Creativity and Innovation" is Volume 7 of "Research in Multi-Level Issues", an annual series that provides an outlet for the discussion of multi-level problems and solutions across a variety of fields of study. Using a scientific debate format of a key scholarly essay followed by two commentaries and a rebuttal, we present, in this series, theoretical work, significant empirical studies, methodological developments, analytical techniques, and philosophical treatments to advance the field of multi-level studies, regardless of disciplinary perspective.Similar to Volumes 1 through 6 (Yammarino & Dansereau, 2002, 2004, 2006; Dansereau & Yammarino, 2003, 2005, 2007), this volume, Volume 7, edited by Mumford, Hunter, and Bedell-Avers, contains five major essays with commentaries and rebuttals that cover a range of topics, but in the realms of creativity and innovation. In particular, the five critical essays offer extensive literature reviews, new model developments, methodological advancements, and some data for the study of creativity and social influence, innovation and planning, creativity and cognitive processes, sub-system configuration, and new venture emergence. While each of the major essays, and associated commentaries and rebuttals, is unique in orientation, they show a common bond in raising and addressing multi-level issues or discussing problems and solutions that involve multiple levels of analysis in creativity and innovation.It provides in-depth scholarly information on multiple level issues in organizations and time. It is international in scope.
Jerri Killian, Niklas Eklund, and Angela M. Eikenberry
Chapter 10: Administrative Reform in the United States: Toward Government-Nonprofit Partnerships in Governance, co-authored by Angela Eikenberry, UNO faculty member.
The field of public administration currently lacks sufficient resources for understanding the rationale, implications, and inherent practices of reforming government administration around the world. The Handbook of Administrative Reform satisfies this need by bringing together diverse international experts to analyze the sensible processes and intervention strategies central to administrative reform in nine nations geographically located in North America, Europe, and Latin America.
Organized into five related parts, the text begins by examining factors that influence administrative reform—most notably, pressure to adhere to the institutional, international, and supranational standards promulgated by globalization, the European Union, and the United Nations. Subsequent sections further support this hypothesis by delving into specific case studies of founding and early EU members, new EU members, and EU applicant nations. After a thorough exploration of North America and Latin America, the volume concludes with a challenge to public administrators around the globe to continue the noble cause of advancing democracy through accountable, transparent, and responsive reform.
Jerzy Kisielnicki Kisielnicki, Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi, and Azamat Mametjanov
Editor: Jerzy Kisielnicki
Chapter 13, The Practice and Promise of Virtual Project Management, co-authored by Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi and Azamat Mametjanov, UNO faculty members.
Chapter 85, Patterns for Effective Management of Virtual Projects: Theory and Evidence, co-authored by Deepak Khazanchi and Ilze Zigurs, UNO faculty members.
Virtual Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications includes the most encompassing research of the concepts and realities involved in the field of virtual communities and technologies. This ground breaking, multi-volume compendium of over 300 chapters from a global pool of more than 225 experts presents an in-depth analysis of the social and economic impacts of virtual environments. Comprised of such topics as collaborative technologies, resource-based view strategy, structuration theory, synchronous and asynchronous environments, and videoconferencing life-cycle, this Premier Reference source is the defining core of research for the field of virtual technologies. This 3-volume compendium enlivens the coverage within the field of virtual technologies while providing the fundamental research base necessary for any library.
Ned Knock, Ilze Zigurs, and Deepak Khazanchi
Editor: Ned Knock
Chapter VII, Applying Pattern Theory in the Effective Management of Virtual Projects, co-authored by Ilze Zigurs and Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty members.
E-Collaboration in Modern Organizations: Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects combines comprehensive research related to e-collaboration in modern organizations, emphasizing topics relevant to those involved in initiating and managing distributed projects. Providing authoritative content to scholars, researchers, and practitioners, this book specifically describes conceptual and theoretical issues that have implications for distributed project management, implications surrounding the use of e-collaborative environments for distributed projects, and emerging issues and debate related directly and indirectly to e-collaboration support for distributed project management.
Ned Knock, Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi, and Azamat Mametjanov
Editor: Ned Knock
Chapter 73, The Practice and Promise of Virtual Project Management, co-authored by Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi and Azamat Mametjanov,UNO faculty members.
E-collaboration, while having its roots in electronic technology such as telephones and other rudimentary electronic devices, has expanded dramatically with today's plethora of computer-supported cooperation and computer-mediated communication.
The Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration includes 109 authoritative contributions on information on the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, the behavioral impacts of e-collaboration technologies on individuals and groups, and theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technology and behavioral patterns.With more than 2,600 references to existing literature and over 850 key terms this cutting-edge encyclopedia delivers indispensable content to libraries and researchers looking to develop programs of investigation into the use of electronic collaboration.
A collection of essays embracing nonfiction from memoir and biography to travel writing and natural history, Interior Places offers a curiously detailed group photograph of the Midwest’s interior landscape. Here is an essay about the origin, history, and influence of corn. Here we find an exploration of a childhood meeting with Frederick Leopold, youngest brother of the great naturalist Aldo. Here also are a chronicle of the 146-year alliance between Burlington, Iowa, and the Burlington Route (later the CB&O, the BN, and finally, the BNSF) and a pilgrimage to Amelia Earhart’s Kansas hometown. Whether writing about the lives of two of P. T. Barnum’s giants or the “secret” nuclear weapons plant in southeastern Iowa, about hunger in Lincoln, Nebraska, or bird banding on the Platte River, Knopp captures the inner character of the Midwest as Nature dictates it, people live it, and history reveals it.
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
Indecency--arguably among the most provocative and incendiary issues in today's media--is speech at the edge of social tolerance. This timely volume examines broadcast and Internet indecency from legal and social perspectives, utilizing current cases and well-publicized examples. In exploring the issues associated with this highly controversial area, author Jeremy Harris Lipschultz makes headway toward an understanding of how indecency, as communication on the fringes of social norms, functions in defining free expression through specific types of speech. He contrasts conceptualizations of indecency and obscenity, synthesizes case law and social research, and develops theoretical generalizations for future research and study. His work provides a comprehensive examination of broadcast and Internet indecency issues and cases that serve to test generalizations about freedom of expression and one's ability to define free speech.
Authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
This book investigates the complex processes of the post-1990 transformation in the Czech automotive industry and its selective integration in the West European automobile manufacturing system. The post-1990 restructuring of the Czech automotive industry is analyzed in the context of its pre-1990 development and in the context of the Central and East European automobile industry as a whole. Specifically, the book examines the development and post-1990 restructuring of the Czech passenger car industry, the components industry and truck manufacturing. Major topics covered include the development of the Czech automotive industry before 1990, the detailed case study of Škoda Auto, the effects of the post-1990 privatization in the Czech automotive industry, the role and effects of foreign direct investment during the post-1990 restructuring, the restructuring of the Czech truck industry, and the rapid development of the automotive components manufacturing.
John T. Price
Grounded in place, in the great grasslands of the Midwest, John Price’s large-hearted memoir is nevertheless a story that knows no boundaries. Kinship is the thread that runs throughout, with creatures in his back yard and in the wild, with Swedish ancestors, with neighbors, with the Midwestern prairies, and with his wife and children. Often smiling at the earthy absurdities of ordinary life, and at other moments resonant with both joy and sorrow, Man Killed by Pheasant bears poignant witness to the bonds that link us all.
Rural Superintendents: How Do Wyoming Rural Superintendents View and Respond to the Challenges Brought about by External Demands on their Schools?
Jeanne L. Surface
Very little is known about how superintendents respond to and view the challenges brought about by increasing external performance demands on their schools. This important study uses a multi-case study format to create portraits of five rural superintendents, the challenges they face, and their responses to those challenges. The participant perceptions were organized into five themes: declining enrollment, isolation, board and community relations, celebrated accomplishments, and rural schools in contrast with urban or suburban schools. The superintendents were most proud of changes they had made to improve instruction in their districts. They spoke of challenges with bringing professional development to teachers in isolated rural areas; declining enrollment and closing schools; federal mandates; schools facilities; serving in multiple roles; and state bureaucracy. There were many misconceptions about rural schools by the general public and even less about the tremendous stress of being a superintendent in a rural school.
Alex Thomas, Jeff Grimes, and Brian McKevitt
Chapter 44: Best Practices in Developing a Positive Behavior Support System at the School Level, co-authored by Brian McKevitt.
For nearly a quarter of a century, NASP’s Best Practices in School Psychology volumes have served as the core resource on contemporary, evidence-based, and relevant information necessary for competent delivery of school psychological services. This latest six-volume edition, Best Practices in School Psychology V, expands from earlier editions to include a broader range of topics, with considerable attention to a multitier system as a construct for the delivery of differentiated services.
Intended to help school psychologists put the future of school psychology into practice today, BPV is organized according the framework established in School Psychology: A Blueprint for Training and Practice III. There is a section for each of the nine competencies and for the application of the scientific method.
Frank Van Harmelen, Vladimir Lifschitz, Bruce Porter, and Yuliya Lierler
Chapter 20, Knowledge Representation and Question Answering, co-authored by Yuliya Lierler, UNO faculty member.
Knowledge Representation, which lies at the core of Artificial Intelligence, is concerned with encoding knowledge on computers to enable systems to reason automatically. The Handbook of Knowledge Representation is an up-to-date review of twenty-five key topics in knowledge representation, written by the leaders of each field.
This book is an essential resource for students, researchers and practitioners in all areas of Artificial Intelligence.
* Make your computer smarter
* Handle qualitative and uncertain information
* Improve computational tractability to solve your problems easily
Gregory J. Watkins, William L. Blizek, and Michele M. Desmarais
Chapter 1: What Are We Teaching When We Teach "Religion and Film"?, co-authored by William L. Blizek and Michele Desmarais, UNO faculty members
In a culture increasingly focused on visual media, students have learned not only to embrace multimedia presentations in the classroom, but to expect them. Such expectations are perhaps more prevalent in a field as dynamic and cross-disciplinary as religious studies, but the practice nevertheless poses some difficult educational issues -- the use of movies in academic coursework has far outpaced the scholarship on teaching religion and film. What does it mean to utilize film in religious studies, and what are the best ways to do it?
In Teaching Religion and Film, an interdisciplinary team of scholars thinks about the theoretical and pedagogical concerns involved with the intersection of film and religion in the classroom. They examine the use of film to teach specific religious traditions, religious theories, and perspectives on fundamental human values. Some instructors already teach some version of a film-and-religion course, and many have integrated film as an ancillary to achieving central course goals. This collection of essays helps them understand the field better and draws the sharp distinction between merely "watching movies" in the classroom and comprehending film in an informed and critical way.
James D. Westwood, B. Brown-Clerk, K.-C. Siu, D. Kastavelis, I. Lee, D. Oleynikov, and Nicholas Stergiou
Chapter, Validating Advanced Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Training Task in Virtual Reality, co-authored by Nicholas Stergiou, UNO faculty member.
We humans are tribal, grouping ourselves by a multitude of criteria: physical, intellectual, political, emotional, etc. The Internet and its auxiliary technologies have enabled a novel dimension in tribal behavior during our recent past. This growing connectivity begs the question: will individuals and their communities come together to solve some very urgent global problems? At MMVR, we explore ways to harness information technology to solve healthcare problems – and in the industrialized nations we are making progress. In the developing world however, things are more challenging. Massive urban poverty fuels violence and misery. Will global networking bring a convergence of individual and tribal problem-solving? Recently, a barrel-shaped water carrier that rolls along the ground was presented, improving daily life for many people. Also the One Laptop per Child project is a good example of how the industrialized nations can help the developing countries. They produce durable and simple laptops which are inexpensive to produce. At MMVR, we focus on cutting-edge medical technology, which is generally pretty expensive. While the benefits of innovation trickle downward, from the privileged few to the broader masses, we should expand this trickle into a flood. Can breakthrough applications in stimulation, visualization, robotics, and informatics engender tools as ingeniously as the water carrier or laptop? With some extra creativity, we can design better healthcare for the developing world too.
E. Vance Wilson and Ann L. Fruhling
Editor: E. Vance Wilson
Chapter 12, Patient-Centered E-Health, authored by Ann Fruhling, UNO faculty member
Adoption of a user-centered design (UCD) focus has immensely enriched the health industry. Application of UCD concepts are key to successful development of e-services, including e-health.
Patient-Centered E-Health presents the perspective of a distinct form of e-health that is patient-focused, patient-aware, patient-empowered, and patient-active. This must-have book for researchers, educators, and healthcare practitioners addresses the special characteristics of the e-health domain through a user-centered design, providing foundational topics in areas such as patient-centered design methods, psychological aspects of online health communication, and e-health marketing.