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    A Framework for Analyzing Nonprofit Governance and Accountability Policies and Strategies

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    This paper presents a framework for analyzing the sprawling topic of nonprofit governance and accountability. It distinguishes various accountability-generating mechanisms and actors, including the unit-level governing board; government policies aimed at shaping the behavior of governing boards; and a broader, natural demand for accountability, generated by an organizations many stakeholders. The aims of these accountability mechanisms and actors also vary, and include the prevention of theft and fraud; the efficient use of resources; the choice of socially valuable goals; and the effective performance of an organization in service of those goals.This publication is Hauser Center Working Paper No. 33.3. Hauser Working Paper Series Nos. 33.1-33.9 were prepared as background papers for the Nonprofit Governance and Accountability Symposium October 3-4, 2006

    High energy scattering

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    Historical Archaeology in Texas: A Bibliography

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    Documented in this bibliography are the varied sources in which information concerning historical archaeology in Texas has appeared. In all, 509 references are cross-referenced in this monograph with author, subject, and county. Much of the state is represented with subjects relating to 163 of the 254 Texas counties

    A System for Accessible Artificial Intelligence

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    While artificial intelligence (AI) has become widespread, many commercial AI systems are not yet accessible to individual researchers nor the general public due to the deep knowledge of the systems required to use them. We believe that AI has matured to the point where it should be an accessible technology for everyone. We present an ongoing project whose ultimate goal is to deliver an open source, user-friendly AI system that is specialized for machine learning analysis of complex data in the biomedical and health care domains. We discuss how genetic programming can aid in this endeavor, and highlight specific examples where genetic programming has automated machine learning analyses in previous projects.Comment: 14 pages, 5 figures, submitted to Genetic Programming Theory and Practice 2017 worksho

    A cultural resources survey for city of Natalia wastewater improvement project in Medina County, Texas

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    An archaeological survey for the City of Natalia, Texas was performed by Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) on November 23, 2015. The Texas Historical Commission (THC) issued Antiquities Permit 7473 for this project. This survey examined 1.24 miles of proposed wastewater line with an easement of 1.5 feet iand the crossing at Fort Ewell Creek (0.222 acres). The field methods included a 100% pedestrian survey and shovel testing. No evidence of a prehistoric site was observed. A sparse scatter of historic trash was found within the working easement but it was not considered necessary to record it as a historic site. It is recommended that the City of Natalia be allowed to proceed with construction as planned. Copies of the report will be housed at the THC, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL), Texas State Library, City of Natalia, Kelley Environmental Consulting, regional libraries, and BVRA. After the survey was completed and the draft report submitted, the client decided against installing waterline in the 1.24 mile cross country segment. The results of that portion of the survey remain in the report in case the area is considered for ground disturbance in the future

    A cultural resources survey for the city of Hudson wastewater treatment plant expansion in Angelina County, Texas

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    An archaeological survey for the City of Hudson, Texas was performed by Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) on November 20 and 21, 2015 under Antiquities Permit 7471 issued by the Texas Historical Commission (THC). This survey examined the site of the proposed wastewater treatment plant, approximately 6.25 acres. The field methods included a 100% pedestrian survey and shovel testing. No evidence of a prehistoric or historic site was observed. It is recommended that the City of Hudson be allowed to proceed with construction as planned. Copies of the report will be housed at the THC, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL), Texas State Library, City of Hudson, CME Testing and Engineering, Inc, regional libraries, and BVRA
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