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    Concert recording 2016-04-21

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    [Track 01]. Ganymed / Franz Schubert -- [Track 02]. Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen ; [Track 03]. Dein blaues Auge / Johannes Brahms -- [Track 04]. Gesang Waylas / Hugo Wolf -- [Track 05]. Hermit songs. St. Ita\u27s vision ; [Track 06]. The crucifixion ; [Track 07]. Promiscuity ; [Track 08]. The desire of hermitage / Samuel Barber -- [Track 09]. When I am laid from Dido and Aeneas / Henry Purcell -- [Track 10]. Deh vieni, non tardar from Le nozze di Figaro ; [Track 11]. Una donna a quindici anni from Cose fan tutte / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- [Track 12]. Habanera from Carmen / Georges Bizet -- [Track 13]. Mi chiamano Mimi from La bohème / Giacomo Puccini -- [Track 14]. My fair lady. Wouldn\u27t it be loverly ; [Track 15]. Show me ; [Track 16]. I could have danced all night / Lerner and Loewe

    Employer Perceptions of Addiction Recovery and Hiring Decisions

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    Abstract Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a widespread, and ever-growing problem in American society today. Individuals who undergo treatment for their addiction often find it difficult to gain employment due to employers\u27 negative perceptions of addiction. Previous research has found that many employers have a stigma of those in addiction recovery. However, little research has been done to determine if these stigmas affect hiring decisions. Drug and alcohol misuse are prominent in the Appalachian area, which presents an issue for employers in the area who maintain a drug-free work place or who have a stigma of those in addiction recovery. The proposed study will assess employers’ attitudes towards applicants who have a history of substance misuse and/or are in treatment for substance misuse, with specific focus on self-reported likelihood of hiring an applicant who is in recovery. We hypothesize that employers will report a decreased likelihood of hiring individuals who are in recovery for substance misuse. Participants who are at least eighteen years of age and English-speaking will complete a survey on the REDCap web platform that includes a subset of questions from the Addiction Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (AABS). Items that will be used to assess employers’ attitudes were adapted from the Substance Use Stigma Mechanisms Scale (SU-SMS) and the Perceived Stigma Addiction Scale (PSAS). The proposed study is part of a larger study that is assessing attitudes and beliefs toward addiction among employers and within faith communities, as well as perceived stigmas experienced by those who are living with addiction or have a history of substance misuse, with particular emphasis on attitudes within the Appalachian Highlands community. Possible limitations of this proposed study include the lack of generalizability since employers in the Appalachian area may not be representative of the overall population. Another possible limitation is the use of self-report measures. Participants may not be willing to report accurately due to the sensitivity of the topic. If results of the proposed study support our hypothesis, further research should look at ways to reduce stigma and support employers in hiring those in addiction recovery. Existing research suggests that employment is vital for addiction treatment success and is associated with a decreased likelihood of relapse, making the need for the amelioration of this stigma imperative in dealing with the addiction crisis

    Employer Perceptions about Addiction Recovery and Hiring Decisions

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    Drug and alcohol addiction is a nationwide epidemic with an increasing number of Americans being affected. Individuals who seek treatment for their addiction often face barriers, such as costs, waiting time, and available support, and those who are able to receive treatment are likely to experience or anticipate stigma from others. Existing literature has found that many employers have negative perceptions of individuals in addiction recovery. However, there is limited research that has analyzed whether these negative perceptions affect hiring decisions. We predicted that employers would have negative perceptions of those in recovery, would be less likely to hire individuals in recovery, and that those with previous substance misuse would perceive stigma from employers. A survey was completed by 53 employers using the REDCap web platform. There were 23 respondents who had a history of substance misuse. The survey contained items from the Addiction Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (AABS) and the Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription medication, and other Substance use Tool (TAPS). The AABS contained modified items from the Substance Use Stigma Mechanisms Scale (SU-SMS) and the Perceived Stigma Addiction Scale (PSAS). Results indicated that the majority of employers had negative perceptions of people in addiction recovery, but employers were willing to hire those individuals. Results suggested that those with a history of addiction perceived stigma from their employers. Limitations of this study include lack of generalizability due to the small sample size and limited geographic area. Participants may have reported in a way that would make them appear socially desirable

    Predictors of Negative Outcomes and Causes of Loss to Follow Up Among Breast Cancer Patients in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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    Objective: To determine predictors of negative outcomes and causes of loss to follow-up (LTFU) in patients with breast cancer in Haiti. Design and Methods: Patients seen by Innovating Health International’s (IHI) cancer program were designated as LTFU after at least six months of non-contact (n=606). A cohort of LTFU breast cancer patients (n=101) was compared to the larger population of breast cancer patients (n=939), and a regression model constructed in order to identify risks for death and LTFU. Multiple calls were made to contact LTFU patients, and reasons for LTFU were recorded. Results: Death and LTFU status were associated with advanced stage (p\u3c0.0005), higher ECOG (p=0.011), and longer care (p\u3c0.0005; p=.03); LTFU status was lower with positive family history (p=0.022). 42.7% of LFTU patients were successfully contacted and 37.9% of these were reported deceased. The most common reasons for LTFU to clinic were obtaining care elsewhere and difficulty accessing care (due to distance, unrest, and money). Conclusions: Understanding causes of LTFU can suggest measures to reduce risk. LTFU was driven by the same factors as mortality, suggesting many “lost” patients may be deceased; this conclusion is furthermore supported by the low rate of successful recontact and high rate of death in the LTFU population. These conclusions support the need for improved palliative care outreach. Furthermore, LTFU status in Haiti is in part due to difficulties accessing care due to issues of politics, infrastructure, and economics

    Concert recording 2016-10-26

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    [Track 1]. Come raggio di sol / Antonio Caldara -- [Track 2]. Wishing you were somehow here again from The phantom of the opera / Andrew Lloyd Webber -- [Track 3]. Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen / Johannes Brahms -- [Track 4]. You are not rich from La périchole / Jacques Offenbach -- [Track 5]. Una donna a quindici anni from Cosi fan tutte / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- [Track 6]. Stranger in paradise from Kismet / George Forrest -- [Track 7]. Come paride vezzoso from L\u27elisir d\u27amore / Gaetano Donizetti Questo amor, vergogna mia from Edgar / Giacomo Puccini -- [Track 8]. Dein angesicht / Robert Schumann -- [Track 9]. Mai / Gabriel Faure -- [Track 10]. Ganymed / Franz Schubert -- [Track 11]. The sound of music from The sound of music / Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein II -- [Track 12]. Après un rève / Faure -- [Track 13]. Steal me, sweet thief from The old main and the thief / Fian Carlo Menotti -- [Track 14]. Four encore songs / Florence Price -- [Track 15]. Morire / Puccini -- [Track 16]. Come scoglio from Cosi fan tutte / Mozart

    BFORE: The B-mode Foreground Experiment

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    The B-mode Foreground Experiment (BFORE) is a proposed NASA balloon project designed to make optimal use of the sub-orbital platform by concentrating on three dust foreground bands (270, 350, and 600 GHz) that complement ground-based cosmic microwave background (CMB) programs. BFORE will survey ~1/4 of the sky with 1.7 - 3.7 arcminute resolution, enabling precise characterization of the Galactic dust that now limits constraints on inflation from CMB B-mode polarization measurements. In addition, BFORE's combination of frequency coverage, large survey area, and angular resolution enables science far beyond the critical goal of measuring foregrounds. BFORE will constrain the velocities of thousands of galaxy clusters, provide a new window on the cosmic infrared background, and probe magnetic fields in the interstellar medium. We review the BFORE science case, timeline, and instrument design, which is based on a compact off-axis telescope coupled to >10,000 superconducting detectors.Comment: 7 pages, 4 figures, conference proceedings published in Journal of Low Temperature Physic

    Hazard Closing Actions in Predicting Safety Incidents

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    Predictive analytics is a tool to be used in a number of areas including organizational health and safety. This proposal will explain how predictive analytics will be applied to an organization\u27s health and safety data to understand the circumstances that lead to a construction injury. Specifically, this proposal examines time lags between when a hazard is reported by a front-line worker/foreman and the time it takes to mitigate the hazard and administratively “close out” the hazard report. We hypothesize that construction sites that take a longer time between opening and closing a hazard will have had more incidents of injury among its workforce. If this relationship is confirmed, the company can use this information to put more influence on addressing the hazards in a timely manner
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