Economic Cataracts: A Chronicle of Efforts to Remove the Obstacles of Urban Community Engagement and Economic Inclusion
Preston Love Jr.
A clear view of what is,
A hopeful perspective of what could be,
And a realistic vision of how to alter the future.
Preston began his quest for clarity with his return to his beloved hometown of Omaha to be with his ailing mother, Betty Love, in 2006 after the death of his famous father, Preston Love, Sr.
The condition of his section of town, North Omaha, where almost all of the fifty thousand African-Americans live in Omaha was shocking, and became the #1 priority for Love, Jr. Economic Cataracts brings together a collection of position papers and initiatives by the author, directed toward making a difference where a difference is needed. While Preston’s story is based in his hometown, Omaha, Nebraska, there are lessons, there are premises, there are actions, and there is wisdom in these approaches that can apply in every urban setting in America. Preston offers this snapshot as a framework for others to reference.
Bang Nguyen, Lyndon Simkin, Ana Isabel Canhoto, Michael Breazeale, Erin G. Pleggenkuhle-Miles, Mackenzie Harms, and Gina Scott Ligon
Editors: Bang Nguyen, Lyndon Simkin, Ana Isabel Canhoto
Chapter 9, Brand Relationships and Violent Extremist Organizations, co-authored by Erin G. Pleggenkuhle-Miles, Mackenzie Harms, and Gina Scott Ligon, UNO faculty members.
Customers are treated badly. Not all customers. Not always. But many are and often. Some customers are bad. They treat firms badly. Firms have to react. Employees and customers endure the consequences. Such bad behaviours, by firms and customers, have consequences for perceptions of trust and fairness, for endorsements and referrals, for repeat purchasing and loyalty, and ultimately for a firm’s profitability and RoI. The management of customer relationships is core to the success and even survival of the firm. As The Dark Side of CRM explores, this is an area fraught with difficulties, duplicitous practice and undesirable behaviours. These need acknowledging, mitigating and controlling.
This book is the first of its kind to define these dark sides, exploring also how firms and policy-makers might address such behaviours and manage them successfully. With contributions from many of the leading exponents globally of CRM and understanding customers, The Dark Side of CRM is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners interested in managing customers, relationship marketing and CRM, as well as social media and marketing strategy.
Susan O'Neill, Laura Dunbar, and Shelly C. Cooper
Editor: Susan O'Neill
Chapter, Balancing Convenience and Ethics in Higher Education: Refining and Reconfiguring the Music Classroom Technology Culture, co-authored by Shelly Cooper, UNO faculty member
This is an essential book for anyone wishing to explore how music is mobilized and utilized through digital media, creative collaborations, and increasingly blurred boundaries in music education, research, and practice.
Francisco Ortuño, Ignacio Rojas, Kathryn Dempsey Cooper, Sachin Pawaskar, and Hesham Ali
Editors: Francisco Ortuño, Ignacio Rojas
Chapter, Identification of Biologically Significant Elements Using Correlation Networks in High Performance Computing Environments, co-authored by Kathryn Dempsey Cooper, Sachin Pawaskar, and Hesham Ali, UNO faculty members.
The two volume set LNCS 9043 and 9044 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, IWBBIO 2015, held in Granada, Spain in April 2015. The 134 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 268 submissions. The scope of the conference spans the following areas: bioinformatics for healthcare and diseases, biomedical engineering, biomedical image analysis, biomedical signal analysis, computational genomics, computational proteomics, computational systems for modelling biological processes, eHealth, next generation sequencing and sequence analysis, quantitative and systems pharmacology, Hidden Markov Model (HMM) for biological sequence modeling, advances in computational intelligence for bioinformatics and biomedicine, tools for next generation sequencing data analysis, dynamics networks in system medicine, interdisciplinary puzzles of measurements in biological systems, biological networks, high performance computing in bioinformatics, computational biology and computational chemistry, advances in drug discovery and ambient intelligence for bio emotional computing.
Kate Theimer, Amy Schindler, and Jennie Davy
Editor: Kate Theimer
Chapter 5, Student Curators in the Archives: Class-Curated Exhibits in Academic Special Collections, co-authored by Amy Schindler, UNO faculty member.
Educational Programs: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archivists and special collections librarians in organizations of different sizes and types have approached the challenges in creating effective educational programs to prepare the next generation of researchers and advocates for archives.
Paul C. Adams, Jim Craine, Jason Dittmer, Christina E. Dando, and Ron Davidson
Editors: Paul C. Adams, Jim Craine, California State University, Northridge, USA and Jason Dittmer
Chapter 14: Advertising Place, co-authored by Christina E. Dando, UNO faculty member.
This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. While it has deep roots in the wider discipline, the consolidation of media geography has started only in the past decade, with the creation of media geography's first dedicated journal, Aether, as well as the publication of the sub-discipline's first textbook. However, at present there is no other work which provides a comprehensive overview and grounding. By indicating the sub-discipline's evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only serves to encapsulate what geographers have learned about media but also will help to set the agenda for expanding this type of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors-leading scholars in this field, including Stuart Aitken, Deborah Dixon, Derek McCormack, Barney Warf, and Matthew Zook-not only review the existing literature within the remit of their chapters, but also articulate arguments about where the future might take media geography scholarship. The volume is not simply a collection of individual offerings, but has afforded an opportunity to exchange ideas about media geography, with contributors making connections between chapters and developing common themes.
Scott William Bowman and Nikitah O. Imani
Chapter, The Incarcerative Mentality of Eurocentrism: Prisoner Identification and Jailing the Imperfect Body, authored by Nikita Imani, UNO faculty member.
Low-income African Americans, Latin Americans, and American Indians bear the statistical brunt of policing, death penalty verdicts, and sentencing disparities in the United States. Why does this long-standing inequity exist in a country where schoolchildren are taught to expect "justice for all"? The original essays in this two-volume set not only examine the deep-rooted issues and lay out theories as to why racism remains a problem in our prison system, but they also provide potential solutions to the problem. The work gives a broad, multicultural overview of the history of overrepresentation of ethnic minorities in our prison system, examining white/black disparities as well as racism and issues of ethnic-based discrimination concerning other ethnic minorities. This up-to-date resource is ideally suited for undergraduate students who are enrolled in criminal justice or racial/ethnic studies classes and general readers interested in the U.S. criminal justice system.
William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, Stella R. Quah, and Jay A. Irwin
Editors: William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, Stella R. Quah
Entries, "Lesbian Health" and "LGBT Stress" authored by Jay A. Irwin, UNO faculty member.
Offering more than 700 entries across 20 sub-disciplines, this encyclopedia represents the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and international reference work on all aspects of the social scientific study of health and illness.
- Spans concepts, theories, and substantive topics relating to the study of health in our globalized, 21st-century world from aging and stress to ICT and health care, and from disabilities to socio-economic status
- Brings together an experienced author team from across Europe, Asia, and America, who represent a variety of health-related disciplines
- Provides definitive coverage of each topic, combining different areas of the social scientific study of health in a way that reflects and promotes interdisciplinary health research
- Accessibly structured A to Z entries also include brief bibliographies and cross-references to enhance clarity
Christine E. Cutucache and Tomáš Helikar
According to the CDC, eight million people die from cancer around the world each year.
In this interactive book, Cancer Biology: An Inquiry-Based Approach examines different characteristics of cancer, and immediately follows up with questions to drive home the material being covered in the chapter.
Cancer Biology: An Inquiry-Based Approach not only covers the types of cancer, but the complexity of treating cancer, how different areas of life can affect cancer, and the history of cancer theories.
Available in print and eBook versions, Cancer Biology: An Inquiry-Based Approach:
- Contains review questions that follow each chapter, allowing students to further apply the material covered
- Uses Modeling Modules to explain figures and complex material
Christine E. Cutucache and Tomáš Helikar
Co-authored by Christine Cutucache, UNO faculty member.
Recent Developments in Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations
Xiaobing Feng, Ohannes Karakashian, Yulong Xing, Slimane Adjerid, and Mahboub Baccouch
Editors: Xiaobing Feng, Ohannes Karakashian, and Yulong Xing
Chapter, Adaptivity and Error Estimation for Discontinuous Galerkin Methods, co-authored by Mahboub Baccouch, UNO faculty member.
The field of discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods has attracted considerable recent attention from scholars in the applied sciences and engineering. This volume brings together scholars working in this area, each representing a particular theme or direction of current research. Derived from the 2012 Barrett Lectures at the University of Tennessee, the papers reflect the state of the field today and point toward possibilities for future inquiry. The longer survey lectures, delivered by Franco Brezzi and Chi-Wang Shu, respectively, focus on theoretical aspects of discontinuous Galerkin methods for elliptic and evolution problems. Other papers apply DG methods to cases involving radiative transport equations, error estimates, and time-discrete higher order ALE functions, among other areas. Combining focused case studies with longer sections of expository discussion, this book will be an indispensable reference for researchers and students working with discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods and its applications.
Jordi Vives Gabriel, A. Erin Bass, and R. J. Morris
Editor: Jordi Vives Gabriel
Chapter 9, Lululemon’s commitment to the environment: A tangle of seaweed, suppliers & social responsibility, co-authored by A. Erin Bass, UNO faculty member.
With the rapidly growing importance of sustainability and corporate responsibility in a globalised world, management schools are increasingly integrating long-term economic, environmental and social issues into their teaching and research. Climate change, poverty, labour standards and human rights are among the many topics that future decision-makers will need to face in their careers. Business education needs to reflect this new reality and provide a broadened understanding of value creation in order to create economic capital while developing social and preserving natural capital. Case studies can be important tools for creating learning processes on different levels - students are forced to struggle with exactly the kinds of decisions and dilemmas managers confront every day. In this reflection of reality, the values and goals of the student are systematically challenged. This can be especially valuable in the context of sustainability management - organisations are now continually forced to value the different aspects of sustainability and their interrelations: How do social issues impact the economic bottom line? How can an environmentally sound strategy create a positive impact on employee motivation and thus have measurable impact on economic performance? What comes first and why? This third collection of oikos case studies is based on the winning cases from the 2010 to 2013 annual case competition. So what makes an excellent case in sustainability management? These cases have been highly praised because they provide excellent learning opportunities, tell engaging stories, deal with recent situations, include quotations from key actors, are thought-provoking and controversial, require decision-making, provide clear take-aways and are all supported by teaching guidance and comprehensive teaching notes available to faculty. These cases are clustered in three different sections: "Large Corporations and Corporate Sustainability Dilemmas", "Managing Stakeholder Relations" and "Sustainability as a Source of Differentiation Strategies". Case Studies in Sustainability Management will be an essential purchase for educators and is likely to be a widely used as a course textbook at all levels of management education.
W. Wat Hopkins and Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
Editor: W. Wat Hopkins
Chapter, New Communication Technologies, authored by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, UNO faculty member.
Tiffany Lee, Ashley J. Blount, and Olivia Uwamahoro
Editor: Tiffany Lee
Chapter, Economically disadvantaged populations and substance abuse, co-authored by Ashley Blount, UNO faculty member.
For those who provide counseling services, cultural competency is imperative. Embracing Diversity addresses diversity concerns in addiction counseling. It explores students' self-awareness, knowledge, and skills regarding various population groups and provides information on substance use issues, screening and assessment concerns, and treatment recommendations specific to diverse populations.
The selected readings speak to the unique issues faced by African Americans, American Indians, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and women as they address their substance use disorders. Students will learn how to best meet the needs of those who have co-occurring disorders, those within the criminal justice system, and those who are economically disadvantaged. The material also addresses teens, young adults, and older adults, as well as members of the LGBTQ community, and those who are or have been military personnel.
Embracing Diversity prepares counselors to assist individuals who come from differing walks of life and whose backgrounds and experiences must be taken into account in order to optimize successful outcomes. The book is suitable for graduate-level courses in addiction studies, psychology, social work, and multicultural counseling.
Hayden Lorimer, Charles W.J. Withers, and Christina E. Dando
Editor: Hayden Lorimer and Charles W. J. Withers
Chapter, Hull House Geography, by Christina E. Dando, UNO faculty member.
Volume 33 of Geographers Biobibliographical Studies adds significantly to the corpus of scholarship on geography's multiple histories and biographies with six essays on individuals who have made major contributions to the development of geography in the twentieth century. This volume focuses on European geographers, including essays on individuals from Britain, France and Hungary. These are individuals who have made important and distinctive contributions to a diverse range of fields, including cartography, physical geography, oceanography and urban theory. As with previous volumes, these biographical essays demonstrate the importance of geographers' lives in terms of the lived experience of geography in practise.
Patrick R. Lowenthal, Cindy S. York, Jennifer C. Richardson, Angela M. Hodge, Betty Love, Neal Grandgenett, and Andrew Swift
Editors: Patrick R. Lowenthal, Cindy S. York and Jennifer C. Richardson
Chapter 4, A Flipped Classroom Approach: Benefits and Challenges of Flipping the Learning of Procedural Knowledge, co-authored by Angela Hodge, Betty Love, Neal F. Grandgenett, and Andrew Swift, UNO faculty members.
The number of students taking online courses continues to grow each year.Despite the growth, a large percentage of faculties still don’t accept the value of online learning.
Online educators find themselves in exciting times where they continue advancing the dialogue about online learning, beyond the discussions of “is it as good as face-to-face instruction?” to more nuanced issues such as some of the various benefits, challenges, and misconceptions that go along with learning online.
The purpose of this book is to address the various benefits, challenges, and misconceptions that coincide with online teaching and learning. The audience includes anyone with an interest in online learning, whether they are researchers, designers, instructors, or trainers. This book is organized into several themes that are current and emerging in the field of online learning, including student and instructor supports, instructional approaches, current trends and emerging technologies, reaching new audiences, and planning for the online learning environment.
Exploring the Narrative: Jerusalem and Jordan in the Bronze and Iron Ages: Papers in Honour of Margreet Steiner
Noor Mulder, Jeannette Boertien, Eveline van der Steen, Gloria London, and Robert Duncan Shuster
Editors: Noor Mulder, Jeannette Boertien, Eveline van der Steen
Chapter, Organization of Pottery Production in the Iron Age: Evidence from Tell Hesban and Tell Al-‘Umayri, co-authored by Robert Shuster, UNO faculty member.
This volume brings together a number of scholars who use archaeology as a tool to question the sometimes easy assumptions made by historians and biblical scholars about the past. It combines essays from both archaeologists and biblical scholars whose subject matter, whilst differing widely in both geographical and chronological terms, also shares a critical stance used to examine the relationship between 'dirt' archaeology and the biblical world as presented to us through written sources.
Marissa Shuffler, Ramon Rico, Eduardo Salas, and Joseph A. Allen
Editors: Marissa Shuffler, Ramon Rico, Eduardo Salas
Chapter, Multi-crew responses to a structure fire: Challenges of multi-team systems in a tragic fire response context, co-authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member
The latest volume of Research in Managing Groups and Teams focuses on multiteam systems (MTSs), or systems of interdependent teams working toward a shared goal. MTSs have become a growing area of interest in organizational research, primarily due to their growing prominence in organizational settings. However, while MTS implementation is rampant in the field, the majority of research to date has been conducted in laboratory settings, which may not always effectively address the rapidly changing needs of field MTSs. This book brings current, real world MTS issues and problems to the forefront while highlighting existing research across disciplines which may help to address these issues. The volume takes a unique approach in addressing the practical and research needs of understanding multiteam systems by highlighting real world issues via case studies presented by practitioners. Themes highlighted in terms of both practical issues and future research needs include the development and composition of MTSs, critical processes such as leadership and communication, and outcomes of both successful and unsuccessful MTSs
Kate Theimer and Amy Schindler
Editor: Kate Theimer
Chapter 4, Staying Connected: Digitizing the Carl “Pappy” Fehr Choral Music Collection, authored by Amy Schindler, UNO faculty member.
Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are reaching out to new potential users and increasing awareness of programs and collections. The book features twelve case studies that demonstrate ideas that can be transferred into many other settings. Some of the practices described in the case studies rely primarily on technology and the Web to interact with the public, while others are centered on face-to-face activities.
James D. Westwood, Susan W. Westwood, Li Felländer-Tsai, Cali M. Fidopiastis, Randy S. Haluck, Richard A. Robb, Steven Senger, Kirby G. Vosburgh, Joshua Pickhinke, Jung Hung Chien, and Mukul Mukherjee
Editors: James D. Westwood, Susan W. Westwood, Li Felländer-Tsai, Cali M. Fidopiastis, Randy S. Haluck, Richard A. Robb, Steven Senger, Kirby G. Vosburgh.
Chapter, Varying the Speed of Perceived Self-Motion Affects Postural Control During Locomotion, co-authored by Joshua Pickhinke, Jung Hung Chien, Mukul Mukherjee, UNO faculty and staff members.
Virtual reality environments have been used to show the importance of perception of self-motion in controlling posture and gait. In this study, the authors used a virtual reality environment to investigate whether varying optical flow speed had any effect on postural control during locomotion. Healthy young adult participants walked under two conditions, with optical flow matching their preferred walking speed, and with a randomly varying optic flow speed compared to their preferred walking speed. Exposure to the varying optic flow increased the variability in their postural control as measured by area of COP when compared with the matched speed condition. If perception of self-motion becomes less predictable, postural control during locomotion becomes more variable and possibly riskier.
Waitman Wade Beorn
On October 10, 1941, the entire Jewish population of the Belarusian village of Krucha was rounded up and shot. While Nazi death squads routinely carried out mass executions on the Eastern Front, this particular atrocity was not the work of the SS but was committed by a regular German army unit acting on its own initiative. Marching into Darkness is a bone-chilling exposé of the ordinary footsoldiers who participated in the Final Solution on a daily basis.
Although scholars have exploded the myth that the Wehrmacht played no significant part in the Holocaust, a concrete picture of its involvement at the local level has been lacking. Among the crimes Waitman Wade Beorn unearths are forced labor, sexual violence, and graverobbing, though a few soldiers refused to participate and even helped Jews. By meticulously reconstructing the German army's activities in Belarus in 1941, Marching into Darkness reveals in stark detail how the army willingly fulfilled its role as an agent of murder on a massive scale. Early efforts at improvised extermination progressively became much more methodical, with some army units going so far as to organize "Jew hunts." Beorn also demonstrates how the Wehrmacht used the pretense of anti-partisan warfare as a subterfuge by reporting murdered Jews as partisans.
Through archival research into military and legal records, survivor testimonies, and eyewitness interviews, Beorn paints a searing portrait of a professional army's descent into ever more intimate participation in genocide.
Christine E. Cutucache
Alberto González, Tina Maria Harris, and Chin-Chung Chao
Editors: Alberto Gonzales and Tina Maria Harris
Chapter 8: Link Tiger Mother, Like Tiger Daughter, co-authored by Chin-Chung Chao, UNO faculty member.
This book explores the communication challenges faced by parents as they raise children who are bi-cultural, multi-cultural, or are adopted from a heritage other than the parents. Each contributor views the family as a site of intercultural dialogue and mediation, and uses compelling studies throughout to examine the parents who creatively balance cultural influences within their families. Using television depictions of parents on Modern Family and All-American Muslim to the everyday activities of mixed-ethnicity and international families, Mediating Cultures reports the communication strategies employed by the parents as they strive to create affirming relationships between children and their heritages. This collection brings together two largely separate literatures of family communication and intercultural communication studies with accessible yet context-driven studies to explain how families integrate multiple cultural heritages and perspectives.
Sandra Harris, Stacey Edmonson, Joanne M. Garrison, John W. Hill, Jeanne L. Surface, Kay Anne Keiser, Peter J. Smith, and Karen L. Hayes
Editors: Sandra Harris and Stacey Edmonson
Chapter 5: From Ice Raids to Equity: Hispanic Students' Progress through High School in an Immigrant Responsive City, co-authored by John Hill, UNO faculty member.
Chapter 9: Focusing School Leadership on Poverty and Ethnicity for K-12 Student Success, co-authored by Jeanne L. Surface, Kay A. Keiser, Peter J. Smith, and Karen L. Hayes.
This project was borne of a desire to support these scholar-practitioner leaders. We invited educational leaders to share recent studies which brought issues of social justice to the fore. Certainly, the 20 papers that were accepted as chapters for this book do not address all of the problems with which educators are faced. Nor do the 20 chapters provide definitive answers to these difficult issues. However, they do provide valuable information and ensure that thoughtful, reflective dialogue is occurring regarding critical social justice understandings or misunderstandings.
Sven Hemlin, Carl Martin Allwood, Ben R. Martin, Michael D. Mumford, Roni Reiter-Palmon, Triparna de Vreede, and Gert Jan de Vreede
Editors: Sven Hemlin, Carl Martin Allwood, Ben Martin, Michael D. Mumford
Chapter 9: Leading Interdisciplinary Creative Teams: Challenges and Solutions, co-authored by Roni Reiter-Palmon, Triparna de Vreede, and Gert-Jan de Vreede, UNO faculty members.
Leadership is vital to creativity and successful innovation in groups and organizations; leadership is however seldom studied in the academic literature as a creativity driver. One reason for the lack of attention paid to leadership’s effect on creativity may be the common belief that creativity cannot and should not be managed. Creative individuals and groups are regarded as, and indeed often are, autonomous and self-driving. From this belief the erroneous conclusion is drawn that there is no need for leadership in creative environments and situations. The better conclusion, proposed by this book, is that leadership not only stimulates creativity, but that such a leadership in the science, technology, and innovation fields should specifically possess at least two features: a) expertise in the field(s), and b) an ability to create, support, and encourage individuals, groups, and creative knowledge environments.
A number of specialist authors in this volume offer original theoretical, empirical, and applied chapters that elucidate how to better organize and lead creative efforts in science, technology, and innovation. A number of important research questions are raised and answered, including: What kinds of leaderships are needed at different levels of S&T organizations for a creative output? What social and cognitive abilities and skills are needed for leadership in creative environments? How does leadership vary with different phases of the creative process? This book offers concrete analysis of how leaders and managers can facilitate, promote, and organize for creative performance in science, technology, and in innovating organizations, making it required reading for academic and industrial research leaders, scientists, and engineers.
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