146 research outputs found

    Harbison v. Bell

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    Bias, Politics, and Identity in the News and YouTube

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    Recently, with the rise of technology, there has been a generational shift regarding where people get their news, from television to social media. The implications of this shift are relevant to the fields of Rhetoric, Communication, and Media Studies and have impacts on even broader audiences. This research paper focuses on how political media bias, the shift of television news media to social media, and YouTube, specifically, have impacted or could impact audience identity, power relations, and the genre of news itself. Drawing upon the theoretical lenses of genre theory, political communication, naïve realism and the analytical frameworks of power and identity, this study analyzes four news channels, two television stations and two YouTube channels, to determine ways that they portray their bias. Following this analysis, the paper concludes with a discussion of the ethics of polarization and social media and how the shift of television to social media relates to political identities and what that means, ethically, for the future of the news genre, communication, and polarization

    Scout the road ahead: The early-career librarian's guide to using the academic calendar to manage your workload

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    This poster was presented at ALA 2017, the annual conference of the American Library Association.Committee volunteer opportunities, calls for proposals, instruction requests, and collection development deadlines can all sneak up on the early-career librarian, leaving them feeling overwhelmed at certain points during the academic year. This poster for early-career academic librarians will use graphics, charts, and bullet points to map out specific "crunch points" and important deadlines according to where they fall in the academic calendar. We will also have a handout that early-career librarians can use to remember questions to ask at their current or new institutions about specific deadlines and points in the academic calendar, such as the end of the fiscal year. This planning guide and poster will help early-career librarians recognize times each year when their workload is likely to increase or when they need to be prepared to submit proposals for conferences so that they can capitalize on opportunities, better organize their time and plan ahead to minimize stress and anxiety

    Finding the right ingredients: Using discovery layers to find different types of sources

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    This recipe was created to encourage first-year students to explore the different flavors of materials available in the library using the discovery layer

    Kinematic and microphysical evolution of the 29 June supercell observed during STEPS

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    Spring 2003.Also issued as Sarah A. Tessendorf's thesis (M.S.) -- Colorado State University, 2003.Includes bibliographical references.The focus of this thesis is to examine the kinematic and microphysical properties of a severe storm using polarimetric and Doppler radar data. The data were collected during the Severe Thunderstorm Electrification and Precipitation Study (STEPS) that took place between 17 May 2000 and 20 July 2000 in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. One goal of STEPS is to find a relationship between the microphysics and kinematics of severe storms on the High Plains and their unusual positive cloud-to­ ground lightning production. The severe storm observed on 29 June 2000 produced large hail, frequent positive cloud-to-ground lightning, an F1 tornado, and displayed characteristic storm splitting evolution during the sampling period. Unprecedented measurements from three Doppler radars were used to describe the kinematics and rnicrophysics of this storm. Radial components of the wind fields relative to the three Doppler radars were combined to produce the three-dimensional winds in the storm. Bulk precipitation types (e.g., rain, hail) were objectively determined using the multi­ parameter variables available on two of the radars. The Doppler-derived kinematic fields were compared with the microphysical classifications over a nearly three-hour period to examine trends during the lifecycle of the supercell. Results showed that the supercell intensified rapidly while storm splitting occurred. Prior to splitting, there was little cloud-to-ground lightning and little evidence of hail aloft. After storm splitting. hail volume and cloud-to-ground lightning activity quickly intensified. The updraft of this storm pulsated, with maximum speeds to nearly 50 m s·1. The peaks in hail production aloft, largely around -10° C, were well correlated with the updraft fluctuations as well as with peaks in the frequency of positive cloud-to­ ground lightning flashes. These results are consistent with experimental work that shows positive charging in ice-ice collisions around -10° C. The dynamics of the storm-splitting process, in terms of radar-derived updraft and vorticity fields, were shown to be consistent with current conceptual models. The results of this thesis advance our knowledge of supercell evolution and will be used to help determine the electrification mechanisms of severe storms that produce predominantly positive cloud-to-ground lightning.Sponsored by the National Science Foundation under grant ATM-9912051

    The [in]significance of New Zealand wallpaper in the 1940s

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    This paper draws on research into the use, imaging and recording of wallpaper in New Zealand from 1850 to 1950, conducted as part of the Martin Hill Wallpaper research project. It tests New Zealand wallpaper as an industry, a craft, and as a design activity, comparing it to other applied wall surface treatments significant to the contemporary 1940s context, aiming to contextualise the value placed on wallpaper in the modern interior. To explore the content and context of wallpaper as it was recorded in 1940s New Zealand, this paper specifically draws on the definitive contemporary exhibition; The New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, and a definitive contemporary text; DE Barry Martin's Modern Decoration & Furnishing: The Complete Guide to Planning and Buying for all interiors, as sources to provide a framework within which to locate wallpaper and its perceived significance

    90 Day Kit Assessment

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    Field Service Products (FSPA) in Atlanta, GA provides Siemens Energy, Inc., with tool sets and systems used to work on Power Generation Equipment. When the FSPA receives the tool systems back from the customer, there is a window of 90 days in which the FSPA must verify that the tool systems were returned complete and operational. If the verification process happens within the 90-day window and something is missing from the system, the FSPA can bill the customer for the missing or damaged items. If the tool system is verified outside of the 90-day window, the FSPA must replace any missing tools out of their own budget. Systems awaiting verification are monitored by the 90-Day List. Upon the groups arrival at the TCIF, there were 168 sets and systems still on the 90-Day List but outside of the allowed verification window. Using Six Sigma as a model for the improvement process, our team set out to identify and improve turnaround times for tools and systems on the 90-Day List by concentrating on “the majors”, Tool A Set and Tool Set B. Using financial analysis, simulation, and queuing theory, our team came up with three possible solutions to the problem and used a weighted matrix to determine the best possible solution. Our group suggests that the TCIF adds an “assessor” within the receiving department who has the sole responsibility of assessing tool systems up on their arrival. The wages of the assessor are easily covered by the money saved from replacing missing tools in “the majors” when the sets are inspected outside of the 90-day window

    Finding the right ingredients: Using discovery layers to find different types of sources

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    This recipe was created to encourage first-year students to explore the different flavors of materials available in the library using the discovery layer

    Broadening Boundaries: Opportunities for Information Literacy Instruction inside and outside the Classroom

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    This article proposes that libraries reimagine their information literacy instructional programs using a broader conceptualization and implementation of information literacy that promotes collaborative and personalized learning experiences for students, faculty, and staff, while embracing scalable instruction and reference strategies to maximize librarians' time. We focus on four areas for growth: (1) integrating information literacy across the curriculum, (2) identifying scalable methods to provide information literacy support inside and outside the formal classroom environment, (3) facilitating the creation of personalized learning environments, and (4) engaging students and faculty in social and participatory learning

    Beyond disciplines: Providing outreach to underserved groups by demographic

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    This is an electronic version of an article published in Public Services Quarterly, volume 12, issue 2, 2016. Public Services Quarterly is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15228959.2016.1157565As more students, faculty, and staff from traditionally underrepresented groups enter universities and colleges, academic libraries must find ways to reach out to these groups in order to better meet their unique educational needs. In this article, librarians from two large public universities describe how they used data about their communities to determine which underserved groups might need additional outreach, and then marketed library tools and services to student veterans, students with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students
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