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.
Robert Reid, Terri Ortiz Lienemann, and Jessica L. Hagaman
Co-authored by Jessica Hagaman, UNO faculty member.
Filling an important need for K-12 educators, this highly practical book provides a step-by-step guide to cognitive strategy instruction, one of the most effective instructional techniques for struggling learners. The authors present well-validated strategies that target self-regulated learning and study skills as well as performance in specific content areas, such as writing, reading, and math. Detailed classroom examples illustrate how to teach the strategies systematically and monitor student outcomes. More than 20 reproducible worksheets, checklists, and other tools are included; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print these materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
New to This Edition
*Chapter on lesson planning, including extensive sample lessons for two strategies.
*Chapter on handwriting and spelling.
*New material on response to intervention and on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
*Expanded coverage of working memory.
*Additional strategies throughout the content-area chapters.
Donald H. Saklofske, Cecil R. Reynolds, Vicki L. Schwean, and Brian McKevitt
Editors: Donald H Saklofske, Vicki L Schwean, and Cecil R Reynolds
Chapter 31: Testing accommodations for children with disabilities, co-authored by Brian McKevitt, UNO faculty member.
Psychological assessment has always paralleled the growth of psychology and its specialties, and it is not an overstatement to say that measurement and assessment are the cornerstones of psychology, providing the tools and techniques for gathering information to inform our understanding of human behavior. However, the continued growth and new developments in the assessment literature requires an ongoing examination of the principles and practices of central importance to psychological assessment.
The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment
covers all areas of child and adolescent assessment. Leaders in the field summarize and synthesize state-of-the-science assessment theories, techniques, and applications. Placing an emphasis on clinical and psychoeducational assessment issues, chapters explore issues related to the foundations, models, special topics, and practice of psychological assessment. Appropriate as a desk reference or a cover-to-cover read, this comprehensive volume surveys fundamental principles of child assessment, including ability, achievement, behavior, and personality; covers the role of theory and measurement in psychological assessment; and presents new methods and data.
Editor: Amy Shillady
Chapter, Supporting the Scientific Thinking and Inquiry of Toddlers and Preschoolers through Play, co-authored by Deborah B. Wisneski, UNO faculty member.
Children’s early science experiences are the foundation for future science learning and comprehension—throughout their school years and life. This collection of articles from NAEYC’s journal Young Children showcases how to support children’s science explorations from infancy through age 8.
The authors offer ideas for creating science-rich environments and promoting young learners’ investigations and discovery. The articles describe teaching approaches and child-guided experiences that introduce children to scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in the physical, life, and earth and space sciences, and in engineering, technology, and applications of science.
Continuing Education for Librarians: Essays on Career Improvement Through Classes, Workshops, Conferences and More
Carol Smallwood, Kerol Harrod, Vera Gubnitskaia, and Heidi Blackburn
Editors: Carol Smallwood, Kerol Harrod and Vera Gubnitskaia.
Chapter 13: Traveling Abroad for Professional Development, co-authored by Heidi Blackburn, UNO faculty member.
It is an exciting time to be a librarian. Advances in technology have let libraries expand far beyond walls and lead the way in information delivery, while transforming the physical library into a place where customers can connect to information in new ways. It is also a challenging time to be a librarian. With continual change as the new normal, staying current can seem overwhelming. Even as they face budget shortfalls and staff reductions, librarians are tasked with finding the time and resources to keep abreast of rapid changes. This book offers a cornucopia of practical advice about how to acquire new skills (and formal and informal credentials) through all stages of a career. The 27 essays cover formal and online education, conferences, fellowships, workshops, networking, teaching, mentoring, balancing personal with professional lives, and money matters--and are filled with practical, honest and real-world advice.
Grounded in the art of writing, The Well-Crafted Sentence zeroes in on the sentence, offering a range of revision strategies that lead students to write fuller, more well-developed prose. In a friendly, conversational style, Nora Bacon makes clear how and why sentences work to focus, balance, develop, and qualify writers’ ideas.
Because students are more likely to try out new sentence structures if they’ve seen them in writing they admire, examples throughout the text are drawn from readings by accomplished stylists whose full pieces are also included in a chapter at the end of the book. Integrated exercises and editing practice help students apply concepts to their own writing.
Affordable and brief, The Well-Crafted Sentence works as a core classroom text or as a supplement.
Jeffrey P. Bakken, Festus E. Obiakor, Anthony F. Rotatori, and Jessica L. Hagaman
Editors: Jeffrey P. Bakken, Festus E. Obiakor, and Anthony F. Rotatori
Chapter 2, Academic Instruction and Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, authored by Jessica Hagaman, UNO faculty member.
Along with Volume 22 of the same series, this book addresses the most current perspectives and issues related to behavior disorders and it involves leaders in the behavior disorders field. This books specifically addresses practice concerns and students with EBD. This book is organized to allow readers to follow behavioral disorders in a very logical and thoughtful process. Topics addressed include inclusion, social skills training, effective instruction, response-to-intervention, transition, technology finally ending with working families, and teacher preparation. Chapters can be read in order or independently since they have considerable versatility. This volume of Advances in Special Education will be an excellent resource for special education professionals who teach and serve students with behavioural disorders.
Bradley S. Barker, Gwen Nugent, Neal Grandgenett, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Elliott Ostler, Neal Topp, and Robert Goeman
Edittos: Bradley S. Barker, Gwen Nugent, Neal Grandgenett (UNO faculty member) and Viacheslav I. Adamchuk.
Chapters co-authored by UNO faculty include:
Chapter 5, Robotics and problem-based learning in STEM formal educational environments, co-authored by Neal Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, Neal Topp, Robert Goeman
Chapter 9, The impact of educational robotics on student STEM learning, attitudes, and workplaces, co-authored by Neal Grandgenett
Chapter 14, Learning geospatial concepts as part of a non-formal education robotics experience, co-authored by Neal Grandgenett
Educational robotics provides students with a learning environment that has the potential to successfully integrate concepts within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into K12 learning environments in class, after school, or for robotics competitions.
Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning explores the theory and practice of educational robotics in the K-12 formal and informal educational settings, providing empirical research supporting the use of robotics for STEM learning. An essential resource for STEM educators, the book explores processes and strategies for developing and implementing robotics-based programs and documents the impact of educational robotics on youth learning by presenting research-based descriptions of robotics technologies and programs, as well as illustrative examples of learning activities, lessons, and assessments.
John R. Bartle, W Bartley Hildreth, and Justin Marlowe
Editors: John R. Bartle (UNO faculty member), W. Bartley Hildreth, and Justin Marlowe
Management Policies in Local Government Finance, Sixth Edition offers the up-and-coming chief financial officer a thorough grounding in all the principles of financial management, as well as a review of the financial policies and practices used by local governments in the United States today.
Editor: Frank Bramlett, UNO faculty member.
Chapter 8: Linguistic Codes and Character Identity in Afro Samurai, authored by Frank Bramlett.
Do Irish superheroes actually sound Irish? Why are Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons funny? How do political cartoonists in India, Turkey, and the US get their point across? What is the impact of English on comics written in other languages? These questions and many more are answered in this volume, which brings together the two fields of comics research and linguistics to produce groundbreaking scholarship. With an international cast of contributors, the book offers novel insights into the role of language in comics, graphic novels, and single-panel cartoons, analyzing the intersections between the visual and the verbal. Contributions examine the relationship between cognitive linguistics and visual elements as well as interrogate the controversial claim about the status of comics as a language. The book argues that comics tell us a great deal about the sociocultural realities of language, exploring what code switching, language contact, dialect, and linguistic variation can tell us about identity - from the imagined and stereotyped to the political and real.
J B. Cederblom and David Paulsen
Co-authored by J.B. Cederblom, UNO faculty member.
In this era of increased polarization of opinion and contentious disagreement, Critical Reasoning presents a cooperative approach to critical thinking and formation of beliefs. Critical Reasoning emphasizes the importance of developing and applying analytical skills in real life contexts. This book is unique in providing multiple, diverse examples of everyday arguments, both textual and visual, including hard to find long argument passages from real-life sources. The book provides clear, step-by-step procedures to help you decide for yourself what to believe--to be a consumer of information in our contemporary "world of experts."
William A. Dando and Christina E. Dando
Editor: William A. Dando
Chapters, Historiography of Food and Hunger and Food and Hunger in Popular Culture, authored by Christina E. Dando, UNO faculty member.
This comprehensive two-volume encyclopedia examines specific famines throughout history and contains entries on key topics related to food production, security and policies, and famine, giving readers an in-depth look at food crises and their causes, responses to them, and outcomes.
Jerry Deichert, Karl Kosloski, John R. Bartle, and Sikarn Issarachaiyos
Co-edited by Jerry Deichert and John Bartle, UNO faculty members.
Report: Addressing the Long-Term Care Needs of Nebraska’s Aging Population through Expanded Assistance to Caregivers, co-authored by Jerry Deichert and Karl Kosloski, UNO faculty members.
Report: Cost Savings in Medical Care for the Elderly through Expanded Case Management, co-authored by Jerry Deichert and Karl Kosloski, UNO faculty members.
Report: City-County Consolidation: Implications for Nebraska, co-authored by John R. Bartle and Sikarn Issarachaiyos, UNO faculty members.
Report: County Mergers: Evidence for Nebraska, co-authored by John R. Bartle and Sikarn Issarachaiyos, UNO faculty members.
Report: Early Childhood Education for Children with All Parents in the Labor Force, authored by Jerry Deichert, UNO faculty member.
The Nebraska Legislature's Planning Committee was created in 2009 with the passage of LB 653 in order to help establish a process of long-term state planning with the Nebraska Legislature. The committee was created to assist state government in identifying emerging trends, assets and challenges of the state and the long-term implications of the decisions made by the Nebraska Legislature.
The five Policy Briefs contained in this report focus on three general areas: (1) two look at the potential impact of Nebraska’s aging population on Medicaid; (2) two address the theme of government consolidations and mergers; and (3) one deals with an aspect of early childhood education.
Wolfgang Dörner, Regina A. List, Mandeep S. Tiwana, and Brett J. Kyle
Editors: Wolfgang Dörner and Regina A. List
Chapter 6, The Law, Security and Civil Society Freedoms, co-authored by Brett Kyle, UNO faculty member.
This book looks at the role that civil society organizations play in dealing with conflict and violence. The authors argue that in most of the prevalent conceptualizations the conflict dimension of civil society is either downplayed or inadequately addressed. They contend that the ability to deal with conflict is at the heart of organized civil society; in the political process, one of civil society's key functions is to express and mediate between different interests, thus contributing to political decision-making.
The chapters draw on detailed, empirical data from the CIVICUS Civil Society Index - a unique comparative data-set drawn from 25 countries, which has not previously been made publicly available. It examines the different ways violence has been manifested in civil societies, the meaning of violent protest and the impact of security legislation that might hinder the mediating efforts of civil society. The book offers a sophisticated comparison between conflict and post-conflict countries and an analysis of the role of civil society in conflict resolution, reconciliation and transitional justice.
Esta Erdem, Joohyung Lee, Yuliya Lierler, and David Pearce
Co-edited by Yuliya Lierler, UNO faculty member.
Essay, Parsing Combinatory Categorial Grammar via Planning in Answer Set Programming, co-authored by Yuliya Lierler, UNO faculty member.
This Festschrift published in honor of Vladimir Lifschitz on the occasion of his 65th birthday presents 39 articles by colleagues from all over the world with whom Vladimir Lifschitz had cooperation in various respects. The 39 contributions reflect the breadth and the depth of the work of Vladimir Lifschitz in logic programming, circumscription, default logic, action theory, causal reasoning and answer set programming.
Nancy File, Jennifer J. Mueller, and Deborah Basler Wisneski
Editors: Nancy File, Jennifer J. Mueller, and Deborah Basler Wisneski.
Chapter 1, "Silent voices of knowing" in the history of early childhood education and curriculum, authored by Deborah Basler Wisneski, UNO faculty member.
Chapter 14, The place of play in early childhood curriculum, co-authored by Deborah Basler Wisneski, UNO faculty member.
Chapter 16, Strengthening curriculum in early childhood, co-authored by Deborah Basler Wisneski, UNO faculty member.
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Reexamined, Rediscovered, Renewed provides a critical examination of the sources, aims, and features of early childhood curricula. Providing a theoretical and philosophical foundation for examining teaching and learning, this book will provoke discussion and analysis among all readers. How has theory been used to understand, develop, and critique curriculum? Whose perspectives are dominant and whose are ignored? How is diversity addressed? What values are explicit and implicit? The book first contextualizes the historical and research base of early childhood curriculum, and then turns to discussions of various schools of theory and philosophy that have served to support curriculum development in early childhood education. An examination of current curriculum frameworks is offered, both from the US and abroad, including discussion of the Project Approach, Creative Curriculum, Te Whāriki, and Reggio Emilia. Finally, the book closes with chapters that enlarge the topic to curriculum-being-enacted through play and that summarize key issues while pointing out future directions for the field. Offering a broad foundation for examining curriculum in early childhood, readers will emerge with a stronger understanding of how theories and philosophies intersect with curriculum development.
Julie Framingham, Martell L. Teasley, and Angela M. Eikenberry
Editors: Julie Framingham and Martell L. Teasley
Chapter 4: Nongovernmental Organizations Responding to Disasters in the United States, co-authored by Angela Eikenberry, UNO faculty member.
Disasters can cause long-term disruptions to the routines of individuals and communities, placing survivors at risk of developing serious mental health and substance abuse problems. Disaster behavioral health services provide emotional support, help normalize stress reactions, assess recovery options, and encourage healthy coping behaviors. They also connect survivors to community resources that can assist the recovery process. Today’s increasing frequency and intensity of disasters merit greater focus on the development of modalities for intervention and mitigation against the psychological impacts of disaster.
In Behavioral Health Response to Disasters, professionals with years of practice, research, and national advisory board service review and discuss key topics in the field. Highlighting the themes of cultural competence and evidence-based practice, this volume:
-Presents an interdisciplinary approach to examining specific disaster behavioral health topics
-Considers how an individual’s culture may impact willingness to seek out and accept services
-Incorporates research on vulnerable or at-risk populations who are likely to suffer disproportionately more adverse psychological consequences of disaster
-Discusses clinical studies of cognitive behavioral treatments for disaster-related distress and post-traumatic stress disorder
In the past two decades, disaster behavioral health research, policy, and practice have grown exponentially. This volume covers the wide variety of issues in this emerging field, highlighting concerns that we must address in order to create more disaster-resilient communities.
Ricky W. Griffin and Joseph A. Allen
"Workplace Meetings," co-authored by Joesph Allen, UNO faculty member.
Developed cooperatively with scholars worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies in Management offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across the field of Management.
Jason A. Heppler
In late 2010 I wrote a post on how I learned code. I was, simultaneously, enrolled in ENGL4/878: Electronic Text with Professor Stephen Ramsay, where part of the course was about learning the Ruby programming language and how we could apply programming to humanistic data. The course, it turns out, was a sort of pivot moment for me. Although I had always been something of a computer geek, programming was something I had not touched since high school. But after the course I became captured by the power that programming can offer humanities scholars. In an age of Big Data, from Google Books to ever-growing cultural heritage digitized by libraries, museums, and centers, we have at our hands a vast array of material that can be manipulated, queried, browsed, and visualized through computational methods. When the course was finished, I decided to write a series of blog posts for others who might be interested in applying Ruby to humanistic questions. The result was the seven write-ups below.
The original post promised that the series would be released as an electronic book. At the time I wrote the series I was running WordPress and the plugin Anthologize had recently been released. Shortly after, however, I switched blog platforms to Jekyll and, as other projects demanded my attention, I never got around to pushing the material into a format beyond my blog posts.
Wide-open spaces in the natural world: this is the world of Art Homer's poetry in Blind Uncle Night, with physical solidity, sweeping vistas, and expansive emotion, rendered with taut, sinewed craft.
In this informed and lyrical collection of interwoven essays, Lisa Knopp explores the physical and cultural geography of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte, rivers she has come to understand and cherish. At the same time, she contemplates how people experience landscape, identifying three primary roles of environmental perception: the insider, the outsider, and the outsider seeking to become an insider. Viewing the waterways through these approaches, she searches for knowledge and meaning.
Papers from the 4th International Conference on Public Management in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges
Dale Krane and Zhikui Lu
Paper, "The Attractions and Challenges of Collaborative Public Management," co-written by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Solutions to problems confronting public officials increasingly require the creation of collaborative arrangements not only among public agencies, horizontally and vertically, but also with nonprofit organizations and/or for-profit enterprises. This shift to collaborative public management is propelled by claims it will remedy the pathologies associated with hierarchical bureaucracies, inter-jurisdictional conflicts, increased problem complexity, resource deficiencies, and lack of citizen participation in policy decisions. This paper reviews the emergence of the movement toward collaborative public management, the efforts to conceptualize and model collaboration, and the analytic challenges faced in understanding and utilizing this new approach to public administration. Two brief case studies – one from China and one from the United States of America – are presented, and current models of collaborative public management are used to analyze the cases.
Building Comprehension in Adolescents: Powerful Strategies for Improving Reading and Writing in Content Areas
Linda H. Mason, Robert Reid, and Jessica L. Hagaman
Co-authored by Jessica Hagaman, UNO faculty member.
Comprehension problems have become an epidemic: One out of every four secondary school students is unable to read and comprehend the material in textbooks.Start addressing the root of the problem today with this practical guidebook, designed to strengthen adolescents' reading comprehension and written expression so they can master academic content. Developed for middle and high school teachers, this book helps educators improve students' reading and writing through Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), an evidence-based instructional approach that shows students how to apply proven strategies independently to boost their school success. Teachers will get complete lesson plans for teaching strategies that use proven, validated SRSD methods that are based on sound instructional theory and have had documented positive effects. Build a foundation for higher achievement. Teachers will discover ways to embed reading, writing, and organization strategies into science and social studies lessons, so students can sharpen their understanding of complex academic content.
Educational Leaders Encouraging the Intellectual and Professional Capacity of Others: A Social Justice Agenda
Elizabeth Murakami-Ramalho, Anita Pankake, Jeanne L. Surface, Peter J. Smith, Kay Anne Keiser, and Karen L. Hayes
Editors: Elizabeth Murakami-Ramalho and Anita Pankake
Chapter 5 Leadership for Social Justice : A Matter of Influencing Policy Development, co-authored by Jeanne Surface, Peter Smith, Kay Anne Keiser and Karen Hayes, UNO faculty members.
This book examines how to encourage the development of others towards social justice practices. The processes of development include practices such as mentoring, coaching, professional development, and the exploration of alternatives to reculture the work environment and enhance collaborative partnerships. Many groups play a role in the leadership and improvement of social justice opportunities in education, such as students, new teachers, veteran teachers, teacher leaders, new campus leaders, veteran campus leaders, parents, district leaders, non-certified school personnel and board of education members. Their preparation and development are explored in this volume through the people’s voices and experiences. Finally, challenges can be recognized in the effort to encourage the development of others, including local and federal policies, new forms of academic delivery, and the preparation of leaders in ever-evolving educational structures. These issues will be fully explored with the aim of informing practitioners and scholars in the field of educational leadership.
Books and monographs written or edited in whole or in part by University of Nebraska Omaha faculty are collected here.
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