118 research outputs found

    Communities That Care : Incorporating Socially Engaged Artistic Practices into Clinical Legal Education

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    This Article, co-authored by a law school clinician and an artist and lawyer, explores collaborations between the artist, a child advocacy clinic, and its clients (children in state foster care) in building a community that empowers clients by giving them voice through both traditional legal advocacy and non-traditional forms of socially engaged artistic expression. The Article aims to address some of the challenges and benefits of clinics creating alliances with artists and community-based arts organizations as part of their teaching and advocacy missions. We describe and provide examples of the practice of law as a creative exercise and argue that importing creative perspectives and approaches into a clinic can enrich the students\u27 learning experience. We also consider how incorporating socially engaged artistic practices into legal advocacy for clients and client communities served by clinics gives them their own space to participate in their cases on the margins of the lawsuit, outside of the courtroo

    Creació d’un Dipòsit Digital d’Activitats Docents amb l’ús de les TIC a la Universitat de Vic

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    Avui en dia no es poden entendre els canvis socials sense pensar en les conseqüències derivades del nou paradigma digital de comunicació (Castells, 2003). Les Tecnologies de la Informació i la Comunicació (TIC) s’han convertit en eines d’ús quotidià que afecten a tots els àmbits de la vida, des de la gestió del sistema polític, la comunicació a les organitzacions i, també, les noves metodologies d’aprenentatge en les institucions educatives

    Fragile Habitat: South Miami Dade Community Conversations for Miami’s Future

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    Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join local scholars and environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. How can we come together to imagine our future and prioritize what is most valuable, just, and worthy of preservation? What is at risk right now and how can we build resilient communities? Share your stories and hear new ones

    Dimethylglyoxime modified screen-printed electrodes for nickel determination

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    This work reports the development of a dimethylglyoxime (DMG) modified sensor in which the complexing agent was successfully immobilized by drop-casting onto a screen-printed carbon electrode support (SPCE). The experimental conditions for the preparation of the DMG-SPCE sensor were optimized by means of a D-optimal design, and the built sensors were analytically evaluated for the determination of Ni(II) by adsorptive stripping voltammetry (AdSV). Its analytical performance suggests its suitability for the determination of Ni(II)-ions by AdSV at concentration levels of μg L-1 (LOD of 2.3 μg L-1, linear range from 7.6 to 200 μg L-1). Finally, the applicability of the developed sensor was assessed by the determination of trace levels of Ni(II) by AdSV in a wastewater reference material with a very high reproducibility (0.005 %) and good trueness (0.1 %)

    Determination of HPLC-UV fingerprints of Spanish paprika (Capsicum annuum L.) for its classification by linear discriminant analysis

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    The development of a simple HPLC-UV method towards the evaluation of Spanish paprika' phenolic profile and their discrimination based on the former is reported herein. The approach is based on C18 reversed-phase chromatography to generate characteristic fingerprints, in combination with linear discriminant analysis (LDA) to achieve their classification. To this aim, chromatographic conditions were optimized so as to achieve the separation of major phenolic compounds already identified in paprika. Paprika samples were subjected to a sample extraction stage by sonication and centrifugation; extracting procedure and conditions were optimized to maximize the generation of enough discriminant fingerprints. Finally, chromatograms were baseline corrected, compressed employing fast Fourier transform (FFT), and then analyzed by means of principal component analysis (PCA) and LDA to carry out the classification of paprika samples. Under the developed procedure, a total of 96 paprika samples were analyzed, achieving a classification rate of 100% for the test subset (n=25)

    Diseño de escenarios de aprendizaje basados en la indagación con soporte tecnológico. Estrategias de co-diseño entre docentes e investigadores.

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    En el marco del proyecto Design2Learn se presenta el proceso de codiseño docentes e investigadores de escenarios de aprendizaje basados en la indagación con soporte tecnológico. Se detallan los principios de diseño. Los resultados incluyen los retos identificados por profesores de distintas disciplinas, así como la secuencia seguida para el proceso de co-diseño y creación de escenarios de aprendizaje basado en el aprendizaje indagativo y potenciados por tecnología en la formación universitaria

    Diagnosis by ultrastructural study of primary ciliary dyskinesia

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    [ES] Introducción y objetivo: La discinesia ciliar primaria (DCP), también conocida como síndrome de inmotilidad ciliar (SIC), es un trastorno hereditario, que incluye un grupo de enfermedades en las que los cilios respiratorios son inmóviles, el movimiento ciliar es discinético e ineficaz o no hay cilios. El objetivo de este estudio es determinar la ultraestructura ciliar en pacientes con sospecha de DCP. Método: En 8 pacientes con sospecha de DCP se realizó una biopsia de mucosa nasal mediante endoscopia a nivel del cornete inferior en su tercio medio por el Servicio de ORL bajo anestesia local. Resultados: En 2 casos no se encontraron defectos ultraestructurales a nivel ciliar. En dos casos junto a anomalías en la ultraestructura ciliar hay presente un síndrome de Kartagener. En un caso no se observaron cilios en la mucosa nasal. Discusión: La DCP y el SIC son términos sinónimos desde el punto de vista clínico y patogénico. La inmovilidad y la discinesia conducen a una ausencia de transporte mucociliar, estasis de las secreciones respiratorias y sus consecuencias, infecciones crónicas de vías respiratorias altas y bajas desde el nacimiento. El defecto ultraestructural más frecuente es la ausencia total o parcial de dineína. Conclusiones: El estudio ultraestructural permite el diagnóstico de la DCP dada la dificultad para el diagnóstico genético y por tanto, conseguir un diagnóstico temprano de esta patología lo cual sirve para mejorar la morbimortalidad de estos pacientes. [EN] Introduction and objective: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), also known as ciliary immotility (SIC) syndrome is an inherited disorder that includes a group of diseases in which respiratory cilia are immobile, ciliary movement is dyskinetic and ineffective or no cilia . The aim of this study is to determine the ciliary ultrastructure in patients with suspected DCP. Method: In 8 patients with suspected DCP nasal mucosa biopsy is performed with endoscopy at the inferior turbinate in the middle third by the ENT service under local anesthesia. Results: Of the 8 cases studied in 2 cases no ciliary ultrastructural level defects were found. In two cases with abnormal ciliary ultrastructure is present Kartagener syndrome. In a case no cilia were observed in the nasal mucosa. Discussion: The DCP and SIC are synonymous terms from clinical and pathogenetic view: immobility and dyskinesia lead to an absence of mucociliary transport, stasis of respiratory secretions with their consequences: chronic infections of lower respiratory tract and from birth . The most common ultrastructural defect is the total or partial absence of dynein. Conclusions: The ultrastructural study allows the diagnosis of PCD because genetic diagnosis is complicated and therefore get an early diagnosis of this condition which serves to improve the morbidity and mortality of these patients

    Estratègies d’aula inversa basades en eines web 2.0 per a la millora del procés d’aprenentatge de l’estudiant

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    Projecte: 2018PID-UB/029Es presenta com a informe final la difusió portada a terme en el marc del projecte d’innovació docent “Estratègies d’aula inversa basades en eines web 2.0 per a la millora del procés d’aprenentatge de l’estudiant” (2018PID-UB/029). El projecte se centra en el desenvolupament i implementació de noves metodologies docents fonamentades en estratègies d’aula inversa basades en eines web 2.0 que potenciïn l’ús i l’aplicació de les TIC en la nostra activitat docent per garantir el correcte seguiment de l’avaluació continuada de l’estudiant i de l’assoliment de les competències de l’assignatura, fomentar la motivació i participació a classe de l’estudiant, a més de facilitar-ne una retroacció activa, àgil i constant, en definitiva, millorar-ne el seu procés d’aprenentatg

    Association of lifestyle factors and inflammation with sarcopenic obesity: data from the PREDIMED‐Plus trial

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    Background: Sarcopenia is a progressive age-related skeletal muscle disorder associated with increased likelihood of adverse outcomes. Muscle wasting is often accompanied by an increase in body fat, leading to ‘sarcopenic obesity’. The aim of the present study was to analyse the association of lifestyle variables such as diet, dietary components, physical activity (PA), body composition, and inflammatory markers, with the risk of sarcopenic obesity. Methods: A cross-sectional analysis based on baseline data from the PREDIMED-Plus study was performed. A total of 1535 participants (48% women) with overweight/obesity (body mass index: 32.5 ± 3.3 kg/m2; age: 65.2 ± 4.9 years old) and metabolic syndrome were categorized according to sex-specific tertiles (T) of the sarcopenic index (SI) as assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scanning. Anthropometrical measurements, biochemical markers, dietary intake, and PA information were collected. Linear regression analyses were carried out to evaluate the association between variables. Results: Subjects in the first SI tertile were older, less physically active, showed higher frequency of abdominal obesity and diabetes, and consumed higher saturated fat and less vitamin C than subjects from the other two tertiles (all P < 0.05). Multiple adjusted linear regression models evidenced significant positive associations across tertiles of SI with adherence to the Mediterranean dietary score (P-trend < 0.05), PA (P-trend < 0.0001), and the 30 s chair stand test (P-trend < 0.0001), whereas significant negative associations were found with an inadequate vitamin C consumption (P-trend < 0.05), visceral fat and leucocyte count (all P-trend < 0.0001), and some white cell subtypes (neutrophils and monocytes), neutrophil-tolymphocyte ratio, and platelet count (all P-trend < 0.05). When models were additionally adjusted by potential mediators (inflammatory markers, diabetes, and waist circumference), no relevant changes were observed, only dietary variables lost significance
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