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.
Information Resources Management Association, Kathryn Dempsey Cooper, Benjamin Currall, and Hesham Ali
Editor: Information Resources Management Association
Chapter, A New Approach for Sequence Analysis: Illustrating an Expanded Bioinformatics View through Exploring Properties of the Prestin Protein, co-authored by Kathryn Dempsey Cooper and Hesham Ali, UNO faculty member.
As a result of experimental techniques, the combination of biology and computer science was initiated to classify and process an expanding number of biological observations.
Bioinformatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications highlights the area of bioinformatics and its impact over the medical community with its innovations that change how we recognize and care for illnesses. This publication provides significant research and the most recent observations that are useful for researchers, practitioners, and academicians involved in the many aspects of bioinformatics.
Kenneth D. Keith and Joseph A. Allen
Editor: Kenneth D. Keith
"Work Motivation," "Leadership," "Emotional Regulation" co-authored by Joseph Allen, UNO faculty member.
The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology presents a comprehensive collection of information relating to the fields of cross-cultural, cultural, and indigenous psychology contributed by scientists and scholars from around the world.
-Over 600 entries, including biographies of 135 key people from the fields of cross-cultural, cultural, and indigenous psychology
-Contains a general chronological timeline including both historical and literary key-moments
-Includes coverage on ethnocentrism; distortions of diagnostic judgment; psychology of Arabs, Russians, Filipinos, and other ethnicities; obedience; and more
-Available as a three-volume print set or in an easy-to-search online version
Mihaela Kelemen, Nick Rumens, and John R. Bartle
Editors: Mihaela Kelemen and Nick Rumens
Chapter: The practice of Government Finance, co-authored by John Bartle, UNO faculty member.
Emerging during the late nineteenth century in the diverse scholarship of US commentators such as Charles Sanders Peirce, William James and John Dewey, American pragmatism shaped many intellectual currents within a range of disciplines including politics, education, administrative science and religion. Despite attracting attention and interest due to its conceptualization of theory, in terms of its practical consequences for improving the human condition, American pragmatism struggled to maintain its influence and suffered a hiatus until it experienced a renaissance within scholarly circles during the 1970s.
While renewed interest in American pragmatism continues to grow, with some scholars distinguishing between classical, neo and new forms of pragmatism, it is only relatively recently that organization studies scholars have drawn upon American pragmatist philosophies for shedding new light on aspects of contemporary organizational life. This edited collection builds on this emergent literature in an engaging and scholarly manner.
American Pragmatism and Organization is a ground-breaking collection and distinctive in its book-length treatment of American pragmatism as a relevant resource for analysing organisations. It draws together an international body of research focused on the interconnections and interplay between American pragmatism and organizational phenomena, explores the theoretical possibilities afforded by pragmatist thinking for understanding organization, and illuminates the practical advantages of doing so.
Wolfgang Kersten, Thorsten Blecker, Christian M. Ringle, and Margeret A. Hall
Editors: Wolfgang Kersten, Thorsten Blecker, Christian M. Ringle
Chapter, Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Logistics: KPIs of Effective Relief and Development Chains, authored by Margeret Hall, UNO faculty member.
James D. Kirylo and Deborah Basler Wisneski
Editor: James D. Kirylo
Chapter, bell hooks: Scholar, cultural critic, feminist, and teacher, authored by Deborah B. Wisneski, UNO faculty member.
bell hooks has been given many titles throughout her career- social activist, feminist, intellectual, poet, author, cultural critic, academic and most importantly, particularly for those in the field of education, teacher. She was born on September 25, 1952 as Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. As one of six children, the daughter of a custodian and housewife, she loved to read and recite poetry.
Vijay Pappu, Marco Carvalho, Panos M. Pardalos, William Sousan, Qiuming Zhu, Robin Ghandi, and William Mahoney
Editors: Vijay Pappu, Marco Carvalho, Panos Pardalos
Chapter, Smart Grid Tamper Detection using Learned Event Patterns, co-authored by William L. Sousan, Qiuming Zhu, and William Mahoney, UNO faculty members.
This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research on “Systems and Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges.” The authors have compiled and integrated different aspects of applied systems optimization research to smart grids, and also describe some of its critical challenges and requirements.
The promise of a smarter electricity grid could significantly change how consumers use and pay for their electrical power, and could fundamentally reshape the current Industry. Gaining increasing interest and acceptance, Smart Grid technologies combine power generation and delivery systems with advanced communication systems to help save energy, reduce energy costs and improve reliability. Taken together, these technologies support new approaches for load balancing and power distribution, allowing optimal runtime power routing and cost management. Such unprecedented capabilities, however, also present a set of new problems and challenges at the technical and regulatory levels that must be addressed by Industry and the Research Community.
John T. Price
John Price appears to have thrown in the towel. He has spent the last year struggling to support his family, neglecting to spend time with his wife and children, and becoming increasingly cynical about the degraded state of the natural world around him. After a heart-attack scare, however, his wife demands that he start appreciating all the “good things” in his life: their mouse-infested old house, their hopelessly overgrown yard, and most of all, the joys and humiliations of parenthood.
In his quest to become a better father, Price faces many unexpected challenges—like understanding his grandmother’s decision to die, and supporting his nature-loving sons’ decision to make their home a “no-kill zone” for all living creatures. Still he finds the second chance he was looking for—to save himself and, perhaps, his small corner of an imperfect yet still beautiful world.
Books and monographs written or edited in whole or in part by University of Nebraska Omaha faculty are collected here.
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