Caroline Taylor, Rich Lomneth, and Frankie Wood-Black
Editors: Caroline Taylor, Rich Lomneth (UNO faculty member) and Frankie Wood-Black.
Chapter 1: Putting Biofuels into Context Beyond Biofuels Chemistry - Context, Issues, and Broader Perspectives Important to the Technical Audience, co-authored by Rich Lomneth.
Today, fossil fuels dominate the worldwide energy mix. Combining the finite supply of fossil fuels with their adverse environmental impact and the uneven worldwide distribution causes political and economic tensions. Biofuels can improve the current energy portfolio since they are renewable resources grown domestically thereby offering potential economic, environmental and security benefits. The role of biofuels as a liquid fuel replacement is nascent, but projected to grow significantly in the coming years as chemists and chemical engineers contribute to solving technical problems in the use of lignocellulosic feedstocks. To insure we take the wisest approach during biofuel development, chemists and engineers in their roles as managers and policy makers need to have a broad perspective of the impacts of biofuel production so they are able to consider the long-term impacts of biofuel development on the economy, environment and society.
Chikafuma Watanabe, Michele M. Desmarais, and Yoshichika Honda
Editors: Chikafumi Watanabe, Michele Desmarais (UNO faculty member), and Yoshichika Honda
Making many original contributions to our knowledge and literature — contributions based on deep thought, extensive research and literary acumen, Dr. Ashok Aklujkar has made a name for himself as a Sanskritist and Indologist. His reputation has been strengthened through frequent presentations in seminars and conferences in many parts of the world and teaching at high-class universities. He has also become known for personal attributes that matter very much for the creation of a successful teacher. It is in honour of this outstanding and world-renowned scholar and teacher that the present volume has been compiled and published.
Several leading and gifted scholars from across the world have contributed a wide range of interesting research articles to this special volume. The articles deal with major areas of Sanskrit and related studies such as philosophy, religion, linguistics, poetics, art and sociology. Here, as a befitting tribute to the scholarly interests and attainments reflected in the published works of Professor Aklujkar, essays exploring the complexities of Sanskrit grammars and Indic linguistic philosophy take the centre stage. However, care has also been taken to devote sufficient space to poetics and to the relationship between Sanskrit and Pali, which are the two other areas on which Professor Aklujkar has focused from time to time.
In this collection of absorbing articles authored by senior and well-known scholars, articles of several young scholars of considerable merit appear alongside almost in an equal measure; the latter too have offered the fruits of their original and critical work.
The result: a panorama of interesting readings that introduce the reader to the unique diversity and richness of Sanskrit from various vantage points.
Handbook of Work Analysis: Methods, Systems, Applications and Science of Work Measurement in Organizations
Mark Alan Wilson; United States Air Force; Shanan Gwaltney Gibson; Group for Organizational Effectiveness, Inc.; and Roni Reiter-Palmon
Editors: Mark Alan Wilson, Jr., Winston Bennett, Shanan Gwaltney Gibson, and George Michael Alliger
Chapter 28: A Comprehensive, Interactive, Web-Based Approach to Job Analysis: The SkillsNET Methodology, co-authored by Roni Reiter-Palmon, UNO faculty member.
This new handbook, with contributions from experts around the world, is the most comprehensive treatise on work design and job analysis practice and research in over 20 years. The handbook, dedicated to Sidney Gael, is the next generation of Gael’s successful Job Analysis Handbook for Business, Industry and Government, published by Wiley in 1988. It consists of four parts: Methods, Systems, Applications and Research/Innovations. Finally, a tightly integrated, user-friendly handbook, of interest to students, practitioners and researchers in the field of Industrial Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management.
Bernice Y.L. Wong, Deborah L. Butler, Linda H. Mason, and Jessica L. Hagaman
Chapter 7, Highlights in Reading Comprehension Intervention Research for Students with Learning Disabilities, co-authored by Jessica Hagaman, UNO faculty member.
Learning about Learning Disabilities, 4e continues to provide equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Fourth Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and 11 new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, encompassing the classification and identification of learning disabilities, learning disabilities in reading, writing, math, and social studies, interventions, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults. Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Fourth Edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or as a graduate level text.
Randall E. Adkins, David A. Dulio, and Gregory A. Petrow
Co-edited by Randall E. Adkins, UNO faculty member
Chapter 11, Chabot vs. Driehaus in Ohio’s First Congressional District: The Rematch in the City of Seven Hills, co-authored by Randall E. Adkins and Gregory A. Petrow, UNO faculty members.
After Barack Obama’s historic 2008 victory, Democrats were riding high. But a number of tough fights on policy initiatives, coupled with an economy struggling to recover, put Democrats in a difficult position leading up to the 2010 congressional elections. With nearly all the electoral gains Democrats made during 2006 and 2008 now lost and the House returned to Republican control, this is one of the most dramatic shifts in congressional power in history.
Examining a sample of congressional campaigns waged during this important election provides readers with an account of how Republicans were able to make such impressive gains and how Democrats were unable to stem this tide. Adkins and Dulio provide a clear explanation of the macro trends in this election cycle, followed by twelve in depth and fascinating case studies of House and Senate toss up races involving seats held by endangered Democratic incumbents. Framed by a common set of questions and topics—so that they are singing the same song in different voices—each chapter focuses on the micro-level effects active in the individual campaigns. Furthermore, the editors discuss how the 2010 cycle fits into the existing literature on campaigns and elections, conclusions about what we learned in 2010 by addressing these competitive states and districts, and speculation on what might be ahead in 2012.
In addition, the companion website provides instructors with useful teaching tools, including sample assignments and dynamic PowerPoint slides with graphs and videos.
Companion Website: http://www.routledge.com/cw/adkins-9780415895170/
Christiana Bratiotis, Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch, and Gail Steketee
Co-authored by Christiana Bratiotis, UNO faculty member.
Hoarding is a serious, time-consuming, and expensive problem for virtually every community across the United States. First responders often encounter hoarding unexpectedly and are confused about how to resolve the wide range of problems, from public health and fire safety violations, to housing violations, to concern for the welfare of children, elders and animals. Sometimes solutions must be coordinated across several human service disciplines. The first of its kind, this handy guide is a nuts and bolts resource filled with case studies, tips and strategies, and easy-to-use suggestions for professionals responding to hoarding situations.
Organized around the common ways hoarding captures the attention of social service providers, this user-friendly guide provides tools to assess the problem, to coordinate and delegate tasks among helping professionals, and to work directly with reluctant hoarders and those affected by the hoarding. Chapters give hands-on guidance and decision trees for who should be involved and what strategies are needed for each case. This book is compassionate and comprehensive, an invaluable reference for social workers and human service providers in a broad range of fields.
Gerald T. Burke, Carol Anne Germain, Alysia Starkey, and Heidi Blackburn
Editors: Gerald T. Burke and Carol Anne Germain
Lesson Plan, "We Didn't Start the Fire in the Library – Teaching Information Literacy with MTV," co-authored by Heidi Blackburn, UNO faculty member.
As teachers and librarians we appreciate and eagerly embrace instructional techniques and devices that engage students in the learning process.
From our experience, we have observed that students are very receptive to visual media in instructional activities. Since we teach Information Literacy courses, we know that many of these resources contain excellent examples, and we utilize these to instruct students in the fundamentals of Information Literacy.
This book strives to provide librarians and other teachers with resources and ideas to better educate our students in Information Literacy using visual media. In this publication, we discuss the use of these resources for both in- and out-of class assignments following the information literacy guidelines set forth by ACRL.
Instructors of elementary and secondary education will also find these useful since the core of the competencies overlap with the Information Literacy standards created by the American Association of School Librarians. In addition, teachers of subject-oriented courses that fulfill Information Literacy requirements will also find these resources valuable.
Suzanne L. Burton, Cynthia Crump Taggart, and Shelly C. Cooper
Editors: Suzanne L. Burton and Cynthia Crump Taggart
Chapter, The Importance of Parents in Early Childhood Music Program Evaluation, co-authored by Shelly Cooper, UNO faculty member.
In early childhood, the most important period of learning and human development, young children often achieve developmental milestones in a short time. Learning from Young Children : Research in Early Childhood Music presents research on the importance of fostering musical growth during this period. These studies discuss: applying brain research to young children's musical growth; music in the home and child-care contexts; musical characteristics of the young child; language acquisition as a lens on music learning; music as a foundation for communication; parental conceptions of the role of music in early childhood; music as a pathway for building community; using music to elicit vocalizations in children with special needs. With research designs ranging from statistical, mixed methods, survey, content analysis, and case study, to philosophical inquiry, this book will help practitioners base their practice in research and offers a wide range of information for scholars and researchers studying early childhood music learning and development.
Meredith S. Chesson, Walter Aufrecht, Ian Kuijt, Gloria London, and Robert Duncan Shuster
Editor: Meredith S. Chesson; Associate Editors: Walter Aufrecht and Ian Kuijt
Chapter, Calcite: A Hard Habit to Break, co-authored by Robert Shuster, UNO faculty member.
This volume emerges from a session honoring Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub held during the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Atlanta, Georgia and includes expanded versions of many of the papers presented in that session. By gathering in Atlanta, and by participating in this volume, the contributors honor the careers and scholarly passions of Walt and Tom, whose work in southern Levantine archaeology began in the 1960s when they were young scholars working with Paul Lapp. The breadth and depth of experience of the contributors disciplinary and theoretical interests reflects the shared influence of and esteem for Walt s and Tom s own scholarly gifts as archaeologists, mentors, collaborators, and intellectual innovators. The primary disciplinary homes for the scholars contributing to this volume encompass a broad range of methods and approaches to learning about the past: anthropological archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology, biblical archaeology, and physical anthropology. Their institutional homes include universities and institutes in Canada, Denmark, Israel, Jordan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States; their theoretical homes include the broadly-conceived archaeological frameworks of culture-history, processualism, and post-processualism. Collectively, these papers reflect the enormous breadth of influence that Tom s and Walt s scholarly contributions have made to EB studies.
Walt and Tom shared a gift that many have benefited from: gentle listening, questioning, and pushing for more sophisticated analyses of Early Bronze Age life. Their eager engagement of younger scholars, as well as their involvement with their peers, arises from their dedication to listening well, devoting time to others ideas and perspectives, and a generous willingness to give freely to others out of the rich depths of their lifelong scholarly pursuits and profound understanding of the Early Bronze Age, archaeology, and life in general. Many of the contributors to this volume have gained greater understanding because of Walt's and Tom's gift of listening, keen insights, and bottomless enthusiasm for learning more about the past and the present in the southern Levant. The 18 essays presented here are to honor both men for these gifts both to the discipline of archaeology and to so many of us engaged in that intellectual endeavor.
Douglas R. Clark, Larry G. Herr, Øystein S. LaBianca, Randall W. Younker, Gloria London, and Robert Duncan Shuster
Editors: Douglas R. Clark, Larry G. Herr, Øystein S. LaBianca, Randall W. Younker
Chapter, Organizational aspects of pottery production in Central Jordan, co-authored by Robert Shuster, UNO faculty member
Tall al-'Umayri, located along the southern edge of Amman, Jordan, guarded an ancient thoroughfare. Past excavations have revealed the most extensive and best preserved fortification system so far discovered from the Iron 1 period in all of Palestine. This volume contains reports on excavations in four fields including the Ammonite administrative complex and the western defense system. Special reports include, among others, an infant burial, the use of remote sensing techniques, and Egyptian objects found at the site.
This volume contains reports on four excavated fields (A, B, H, and L) as well as specialist reports on the pottery, objects, Early Iron Age I Egyptian and Egyptian-style objects, textile artifacts, ceramic technology, production technology of Bronze and Iron Age pottery at the site, ground penetrating radar, an infant burial, and a pair of cymbals from the 1996 and 1998 seasons at Tall al-'Umayri. Included are 107 photos, 157 pottery plates and site plan illustrations, eight tables, three maps, and an index.
Maria J. D'Agnostino, Helisse Levine, and John R. Bartle
Chapter 11: Women in Budgeting and Financial Management, co-authroed by John Bartle, UNO faculty member.
Explore the gender dimension and expand the dialogue in your classroom through this collection of case studies, empirical studies, and theoretical essays on women's issues in public administration.
Until now, there has been a paucity of research exploring how gender informs theory and practice in public administration which undermines the equitable representation of women in our society and precludes the integration of gender analysis into public sector practice and policies. This is the first book of its kind written about the female endeavor in public administration from the perspective of female public administrators and academics.
Women in Public Administration illuminates women's past and emerging challenges, in a predominantly male based public sector that are fundamental to practitioners, students, and faculty of public administration and policy. For example, how women administrators have been affected by male dominated labor markets, ethics and law, management, financial institutions, and public service. This book extends beyond the existing works in the field by furthering the discussion and bridging the gender gap in public administration theory and praxis by continuing the efforts of the female public administrators who began to unravel the inequity in our public organizations and the under representation of women in our society.
The Music Box Treaty chronicles the life of Marion Monaghan, a former college professor from the East, who has fled to the tiny Sandhills village of Lodgepole, a settlement in the "bellybutton of the country." It's Marion's hope to recreate himself in the simpler life of the existential Hemingway hero--with the belief that truth and beauty lies in the tales we tell about ourselves.
Here are 9 poignant tales about the leavers and the left, the deceivers and the deceived, those searching and those sought after in the human heart's often painful and always conflicted hunt for love. These stories have been selected from among the many Richard Duggin has published in literary venues over the years, and they share in subject and theme our common struggle to communicate one to another what our deepest emotions have no language to express.
Tammie M. Kennedy, Maggie Christiensen, and Rachel Bash
A writing textbook designed for UNO students taking Composition I and features work from local writers, students, and UNO professors.
Jon Lauck, John E. Miller, Donald Simmons, and Jason A. Heppler
Editors: Jon Lauck, John E Miller, Donald C Simmons, Jr
Chapter, The American Indian movement and South Dakota politics, authored by Jason Heppler, UNO faculty member
First impressions of the political landscape in South Dakota tend towards an assumption of hard-line conservatism, and yet such a conclusion barely scratches the surface of what constitutes political tradition in the Mount Rushmore State. Editors Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller, and Donald C. Simmons, Jr., have drawn together twelve essays on disparate topics in order to consider the state's underlying political culture. Each essay addresses an aspect of history, politics, or art, subtly exposing the contradictory nature of South Dakotans and elucidating the many elements that comprise the larger political tradition. Scholars from around the country consider topics such as war and peace, literature, environmentalism, the American Indian Movement, left-wing and liberal politics, immigration, and defeat. With each essay, the discussion builds upon itself, allowing the reader to develop a fuller sense of where South Dakota fits into the growing study of political culture in modern society.
Michael D. Mumford and Roni Reiter-Palmon
Chapter: Team creativity and innovation: The effect of team composition, social processes and cognition, co-authored by Roni Reiter-Palmon, UNO faculty member.
Handbook of Organizational Creativity is designed to explain creativity and innovation in organizations. This handbook contains 28 chapters dedicated to particularly complex phenomena, all written by leading experts in the field of organizational creativity. The format of the book follows the multi-level structure of creativity in organizations where creativity takes place at the individual level, the group level, and the organizational level. Beyond just theoretical frameworks, applications and interventions are also emphasized. This topic will be of particular interest to managers of creative personnel, and managers that see the potential benefit of creativity to their organizations.
Mark A. Runco, Steven R. Pritzker, and Roni Reiter-Palmon
Chapter: Problem Finding, authored by Roni Reiter-Palmon, UNO faculty member.
The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity served to establish the study of creativity is a field in itself. Now completely updated and revised in its second edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, creativity within specific disciplines like music, dance, film, art, literature, etc., the relationship of creativity and mental health, intelligence, and learning styles, and the process of being creative. This reference also appeals to a lay audience with articles specifically on the application of creativity to business settings.
Lisa K. Sandlin
Most saints began as children, as all humans do. Martin de Porres’ white father abandoned him; Dymphna fled an incestuous father. Rosa de Lima threw her mother into despair. Brendan built a boat from leather and butter; Francis of Assisi talked to animals. Teresa de Ávila wielded a wry sense of humor, and Catherine of Alexandria argued fifty master philosophers into cowering silence.
A few, though, did not know childhood or death. Archangel Michael’s name was a battle cry; shining Gabriel calmed the terrified before delivering his messages. Desperate for the powers associated with Librada (relief from bad husbands and boyfriends) and Expeditus (exceedingly swift help), people conjured these saints from relic and desire.
You Who Make The Sky Bend relates the saints to stages of the human condition, thus placing them into the wheel of life. For they touch lives. The saints remain on call, as if their form is a kind of ethereal transmitter tube lit by their filament souls. Many people talk to them, daily, weekly, or on the unforeseen morning when misfortune pushes past their threshold. And many people believe they are heard—by the saint, their better selves, their own hearts.
Carol Smallwood, Heidi Blackburn, and Erin Davis
Editor: Carol Smallwood
Chapter 32: We're All in This Together: Solutions for Creative Staffing, co-authored by Heidi Blackburn, UNO faculty member.
Fewer employees, shorter hours, diminished collection budgets, reduced programs and services all at a time of record library usage. Don t fret and fritter away scarce resources. Be frugal! In this book, library expert Smallwood persuasively demonstrates that the necessity of doing business differently can be positive. Presenting creative and resourceful solutions to universal concerns from dozens of librarians, representing a wide variety of institutions, this collection helps overtaxed library professionals
* Find supplementary funding sources, including grants
* Save money by sharing resources, using tiered staffing for technical services, and implementing green IT
* Tap into grassroots movements to save neighborhood libraries
* Preserve and enhance important library functions like programming, outreach, and staff development, despite a tight budget
Partnering, sharing, innovating these are the watchwords for contemporary librarians in tough economic times, and this book offers plenty of ideas that can be implemented immediately.
Kate Theimer and Amy Schindler
Editor: Kate Theimer
Case Study, "A New Look for Old Information: Creating a Wiki to Share Campus History," authored by Amy Schindler, UNO faculty member.
Come explore how archives are using the web to reach and interact with users, old and new, as well as serve their own management needs.
Thirteen case studies illustrate archival practitioners' own experiences in creating blogs, wikis, and interactive websites, and contributing to sites such as Flickr, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Second Life. The themes in these case studies are framed by longer analytical essays that reflect on the larger implications of social media for archives -- the "different kind of web" archivists are forming with their users. Learn how social media are changing how archivists conduct outreach, how the concept of authority is adapting and evolving, and the opportunities social media present for enhancing and streamlining traditional archival processes.
In addition, a series of short essays present the viewpoints of some of the primary users -- historians, educators, students, and genealogists. The volume concludes with a group of reflections on the larger implications of social media for archives, including the impact of Web 2.0 on diversity in the archival profession and the archival record.
This book is for practitioners looking for reports on real-world implementations of social media tools; students in archives and history programs interested in implementation and management issues, and the broader theoretical and systemic issues raised by the use of social media; and historians, history faculty, professionals in related fields, such as libraries and museums, and those who study the use of the web will find an encapsulation of the current approach of the archival profession.
"One might slip into a cave without a torch and imagine a language of foot scuttle and wing whinny, imagine that one must make from these consonants and vowels a lyric, a metaphysics-such is the poetry of Miles Waggener-hermetic, intentional, and of great necessity."-SANDRA ALCOSSER, Author of A Fish to Feed All Hunger and Except by Nature"'Sky Harbor' is the name of Phoenix, Arizona's international airport, through whose automatic sliding doors-at one point in this fabulous collection of the same name-a sparrow flies. The human-constructed and the unconstructed abut constantly in Miles Waggener's second full-length collection, wherein collisions between desert landscape and air-conditioned condominium developments form a stimulating dynamic, and an indelible backdrop on which the poet's major concerns-memory, the land's impression on the psyche, logos, spiritual longing-unfold, to distinct and brilliant consequence. When all the clique-ish whisperings cease, we will come to poetry like Miles Waggener's Sky Harbor to regain a sense of what the genre can truly do. Rigorous and rewarding, brimful of craft and passion, this book emanates from a place-in the physical landscape and in the landscape of the mind-that is both longed for and exquisitely evoked. These poems shine the reader 'through the lock's narrow way.'"-CHRIS DOMBROWSKI, Author of By Cold Water"Enter an earth dark with portents, some of which we have created ourselves: bird dead from a boy's rock, fetus unable to come to term. In this uncannily orchestrated book of poems, the earth, our familiar, is given back to us strange, a landscape caught between the violence of the past and impending apocalypse, where we, as humans, exist between danger and domain. Miles Waggener has written a narrative of last days in a language that staggers, turning corners, sometimes perilously, in a search for doors, gates, horizons which will open, 'the last-ditch efforts in the inclement that you, that your children become.' Read this book slowly; it is as breathtaking and suspenseful as our time here."-MELISSA KWASNY, Author of The Nine Senses
Helping Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Strategies from Developmental and Social Psychology
Robert Henley Woody
This book informs mental health professionals about how to guide parents, families, and other community professionals to better serve children and adolescents. Relying on empirical and evidence-based research, the author sets forth specific strategies in simple language. In addition to laypersons, educators and social service, health care, and law enforcement personnel are referenced. Whether in the role of therapist, consultant, or professor, the authoritative information will enrich the mental health professional s knowledge and skills relevant to children and adolescents, and their families.
Helmut K. Anheier and Stefan Toepler
"Giving Circles" authored by Angela Eikenberry, UNO faculty member.
Recently the topic of civil society has generated a wave of interest, and a wealth of new information. Until now no publication has attempted to organize and consolidate this knowledge. The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society fills this gap, establishing a common set of understandings and terminology, and an analytical starting point for future research. Global in scope and authoritative in content, the Encyclopedia offers succinct summaries of core concepts and theories; definitions of terms; biographical entries on important figures and organizational profiles. In addition, it serves as a reliable and up-to-date guide to additional sources of information. In sum, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the contours of civil society, social capital, philanthropy and nonprofits across cultures and historical periods. For researchers in nonprofit and civil society studies, political science, economics, management and social enterprise, this is the most systematic appraisal of a rapidly growing field.
John R. Bartle and Gerard Wellman
Environment Omaha has suggested many changes in the metropolitan Omaha area in the hopes of improving Omaha’s environment. We all want a better environment, but is it practical? What will it cost and what improvements can we expect? This document provides answers to these questions focusing on each of the five content areas of Environment Omaha’s study: the natural environment, urban form and transportation, building construction, resource conservation, and community health.
Edited by Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, UNO faculty member.
Approaching an uncertain future without Fidel Castro, and still reeling from a downturn at the end of the cold war, Cuba must act decisively to improve its economy and living conditions. One of the major challenges facing the impoverished island nation is securing access to energy resources that are sufficient to meet the needs of its revitalization and development goals. What steps can Cuba take to achieve both short- and long-term energy sustainability and self-sufficiency? In this timely analysis, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado and his colleagues answer that question.
Cuba's Energy Future sets the geostrategic context within which Cuba is operating. The book provides an overview of the evolving relations among Caribbean states and explains why Cuba and its longtime nemesis the United States should look for ways to cooperate on developing energy resources. The possible role of oil companies is explored, as is Cuba's energy relationship with Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.
The second section of Cuba's Energy Future features economic and technical appraisals, economic projections, and trends affecting Cuba's energy needs, including oil and natural gas potential, the country's antiquated electric power sector, and the role of biofuels such as sugarcane ethanol. The concluding section focuses on the conditions necessary for, and the mutual benefits of, greater cooperative engagement with the United States.
Books and monographs written or edited in whole or in part by University of Nebraska Omaha faculty are collected here.
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