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    Parent Visitation as a Public Relations Tool

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    This paper is primarily a description of a daytime parent visitation program conducted at Stephen Decatur High School, Decatur, Illinois for parents of students new to the school. A traditional night time parent visitation program is described in less detail. The daytime parent visitation was held over the lunch hour so parents could eat in the school cafeteria at the same time and the same food their children were eating. The paper also details other activities of the program such as: a slide presentation, a tour of the building, an explanation of the course selection process and a question and answer session. Emphasis was placed on encouraging minority parents to attend the visitation because the school had had very limited participation by minority parents in other activities. By using the services of a community worker the school was able to get the same percentage of minority parents to attend the visitation as white parents. Approximately 20 to 25% of the parents who were invited attended the visitations. Some reasons for not having a higher percentage of the parents in attendance are given. The parents were asked to evaluate the program and the results of the parent evaluation are presented. The parents were extremely supportive of the program. They indicated strong approval of the cafeteria food both in terms of quality and appropriateness. Five recommendations are made but these three appear to be the most important: The new student parent visitation should be continued on a yearly basis. When parents are being taken on a tour of the building, the counselors should be used as tour guides. School administrators who are looking for ways to improve their school\u27s image should strongly consider implementing the daytime program

    Parent Visitation as a Public Relations Tool

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    This paper is primarily a description of a daytime parent visitation program conducted at Stephen Decatur High School, Decatur, Illinois for parents of students new to the school. A traditional night time parent visitation program is described in less detail. The daytime parent visitation was held over the lunch hour so parents could eat in the school cafeteria at the same time and the same food their children were eating. The paper also details other activities of the program such as: a slide presentation, a tour of the building, an explanation of the course selection process and a question and answer session. Emphasis was placed on encouraging minority parents to attend the visitation because the school had had very limited participation by minority parents in other activities. By using the services of a community worker the school was able to get the same percentage of minority parents to attend the visitation as white parents. Approximately 20 to 25% of the parents who were invited attended the visitations. Some reasons for not having a higher percentage of the parents in attendance are given. The parents were asked to evaluate the program and the results of the parent evaluation are presented. The parents were extremely supportive of the program. They indicated strong approval of the cafeteria food both in terms of quality and appropriateness. Five recommendations are made but these three appear to be the most important: The new student parent visitation should be continued on a yearly basis. When parents are being taken on a tour of the building, the counselors should be used as tour guides. School administrators who are looking for ways to improve their school\u27s image should strongly consider implementing the daytime program

    The Umbrella Sensor Package

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    In collaboration with The Morton Arboretum, the team developed an environmental sensor package for use in arboreal canopies through drone deployment. The device measures temperature, humidity, ambient light, UV, and particulate matter, recording all logged data to an onboard microSD card. The environmental sensor package can be autonomously stationed in a tree\u27s canopy for up to six months

    The Importance of Peer Reviewing

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    The importance of peer reviewing articles submitted to scientific journals is a subject that conferences and journals regularly revisit. In general such visits are brief. Although a few horror stories abound: competitor holds up acceptance of paper to submit his own and so get priority or competitor pours sufficient scorn on a good paper to darken its worth

    JUNO as a probe of the pseudo-Dirac nature using solar neutrinos

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    It remains a possibility that neutrinos are pseudo-Dirac states, such that a generation is composed of two maximally mixed Majorana neutrinos separated by a very small mass difference. We explore the physics potential of the JUNO experiment in constraining this possibility using the measurement of solar neutrinos. In particular, we investigate cases where one or three sterile states are present in addition to the active states. We consider two scenarios: one where JUNO’s energy threshold allows for the measurement of pp solar neutrinos, and the case where JUNO can only measure 7Be neutrinos and above. We find that JUNO will be able to constrain pseudo-Dirac mass splittings of δm2≳2.9×10−13eV2 for the scenario including pp solar neutrinos, and δm2≳1.9×10−12eV2 when the measurement only considers 7Be monochromatic neutrinos, at the 3σ C.L. Thus, including pp neutrinos will be crucial for JUNO to improve current constraints on the pseudo-Dirac scenario from solar neutrinos

    Impact of Vehicular Traffic on Beach Habitat and Wildlife at Cape San Blas, Florida

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    Cape San Bias is located on a barrier spit, St. Joseph peninsula, between St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf County, Florida (Fig. 1). Locally, the name of the cape is often used to refer to the entire peninsula. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park (SJPSP) comprises the northern 10 miles of the 22 mile-long peninsula. This section is closed to development and provides protection for representative coastal habitats, including sand dune and scrub pine. Two other parks are found on the peninsula, Joe B. Rish Park, a state-managed facility for the handicapped, and county-managed Salinas Park. Much of the cape itself falls under the domain of Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) (775 acres), and includes 2.8 miles of shoreline. The remainder of the peninsula is privately owned land developed principally for beach residences. All beach on the peninsula below mean high water is state-owned with Gulf County exercising proprietary jurisdiction. Cape San Bias (outside the state park) is the only area in the Florida panhandle, other than short stretches of shore in Walton County, where beach driving is still allowed. Vehicular access to the shore is managed by Gulf County under a permit system. Although beach driving is valued by local surf anglers and beachfarers, concerns have been raised regarding its effects on beachfarer safety, habitat quality, and wildlife, particularly locally occurring species that are federally listed as endangered or threatened. Eglin AFB property on the cape is believed to provide important regional habitat for a variety of nesting and migrant shorebirds, as well as nesting loggerhead marine turtles (Caretta caretta). The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the magnitude and types of vehicular traffic on Eglin AFB property; (2) assess current knowledge of federally listed species on Cape San Bias to determine distribution, habitat needs and other biological requirements; (3) conduct surveys of marine turtle nesting activities in cooperation with other entities on the peninsula; (4) assess the relationship between human/vehicular disturbance and the federally listed species; (5) conduct a winter survey of federally listed shorebirds on Air Force property; and (6) provide management options. (Document has 58 pages

    Laboratory measurements of electrostatic solitary structures generated by electron beam injection

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    Electrostatic solitary structures are generated by injection of a suprathermal electron beam parallel to the magnetic field in a laboratory plasma. Electric microprobes with tips smaller than the Debye length (λDe\lambda_{De}) enabled the measurement of positive potential pulses with half-widths 4 to 25λDe\lambda_{De} and velocities 1 to 3 times the background electron thermal speed. Nonlinear wave packets of similar velocities and scales are also observed, indicating that the two descend from the same mode which is consistent with the electrostatic whistler mode and result from an instability likely to be driven by field-aligned currents.Comment: 5 pages, 4 figures http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.11500

    MARVEL analysis of the measured high-resolution rovibrational spectra of C2H2

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    Rotation-vibration energy levels are determined for the electronic ground state of the acetylene molecule, 12^{12}C2_2H2_2, using the Measured Active Rotational-Vibrational Energy Levels (MARVEL) technique. 37,813 measured transitions from 61 publications are considered. The distinct components of the spectroscopic network linking ortho and para states are considered separately. The 20,717 ortho and 17,096 para transitions measured experimentally are used to determine 6013 ortho and 5200 para energy levels. The MARVEL results are compared with alternative compilations based on the use of effective Hamiltonians.Comment: 55 pages, 8 figures, JQSRT, 201

    The Relationship of Upwelling to Mussel Production in the Rias on the Western Coast of Spain

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    We have calculated an upwelling index for each month over a 17-year period (1969-1985) for a point off the western coast of Spain. We interpret April through September values of the index to indicate the flux of nitrate-rich water in the Spanish Rias. The index representing the 6-month upwelling series has been correlated with an index representing the conditions of mussels grown during that season on rafts in Ria de Arosa. Two seasons represent extreme upwelling conditions over the 17-year sampling period: 1977 when the upwelling index was the highest, and 1983 when it was the lowest. A comparison of the condition of mussels during these years showed that meat content was double in 1977. We suggest, by this study, that long range forecasts of synoptic scale weather patterns could be used to predict the potential nutritional value of mussels harvested in the rias of Spain
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