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Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium By University of Nebraska
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University of Nebraska Information Technology Services (NU ITS) and University of Nebraska Online (NU Online) present an education and technology symposium each spring. The Innovation in Pedagogy and... More > Technology Symposium provides University of Nebraska (NU) faculty and staff the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts, share their experiences and learn from the initiatives of colleagues from across the system. Technology has forever changed the landscape of higher education and continues to do so—often at a rapid pace. At the University of Nebraska, we strive to embrace technology to enhance both teaching and learning, to provide key support systems and meet institutional goals.< Less
We Survived ... At Last I Speak By Leon Malmed
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This is the true story of Leon’s and his sister Rachel’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France. In 1942 gendarmes arrested Leon’s parents as Jews, and two French neighbors... More > generously offered to watch the children “until they returned.” Leon’s parents never returned, so their downstairs neighbors, Henri and Suzanne Ribouleau, gave Leon and Rachel a home and sheltered them through roundups, threats, air raids, and privations war. The courage, sympathy, and dedication of the Ribouleaus stood in strong contrast to the collaborations of the French authorities. Leon and Rachel each came to America after the war, but kept their strongest family ties to “Papa Henri and Maman Suzanne,” whom Yad Vashem honored in 1977 as “Righteous Among the Nations”. Leon’s story speaks at last of the courage and love that sustained him, against a backdrop of tragedy, fear, prejudice, and the greatest moral outrage of the modern era. It is a story of goodness surviving evil again and again and again.< Less
Accounting for Agent Heterogeneity in Market and Policy Analysis By Konstantinos Giannakas
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This book presents a multi-market framework of market and policy analysis that explicitly accounts for the empirically relevant heterogeneity in consumer preferences and producer characteristics. The... More > explicit consideration of consumer and producer heterogeneity represents a significant departure from the representative consumer and producer that have been at the center of most of the literature on market and policy analysis, and enables the distributional impacts of changes in market conditions and policies to be fully identified. The framework is used to analyze the system-wide market and welfare impacts of a number of changes in market conditions (like changes in consumer preferences, costs and market structure) and policies (like subsidies and taxes) on one of the products in the system. Consistent with a priori expectations, the use of the framework unveils impacts masked by the conventional market and policy analysis.< Less
Minutes & Seconds: The Scientists By Patrick Aievoli
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Life is a sequence — and we go from one event to another. I am fascinated by the patterns developed by that sequence, the “what if?” moments that occur once those patterns are... More > recognized. The illustrations for this book are of individuals who represent the points on a line of events in scientific discovery. In some cases they are tangential, and in some cases sequential. The patterns address the problem of “how we got to where we are in regards to the current use (and abuse) of technology in our lives.” Patterns will always amaze me, but they do propose a larger force at work. One day we will all find out what that force is and what the plan was that they had in mind. And I do firmly believe there was or is a plan because as Einstein also supposedly said “I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.”< Less
The Ecology of a Tallgrass Treasure: Audubon’s Spring Creek Prairie By Paul Johnsgard
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This book describes the major plant and animal components of Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, an 850-acre National Audubon Society tallgrass prairie in Lancaster County, southeastern Nebraska. In... More > addition to providing a species list of the area’s plants (368 species), there are comprehensive annotated lists of its birds (240), mammals (43), reptiles (23), and amphibians (10). There are also variably complete annotated lists of the area’s butterflies (76), sphinx moths (30), silk moths (7), dragonflies (24), damselflies (11), grasshoppers (9), katydids (11), mantids (2), and walkingsticks (2). Brief profiles of life histories and ecologies of 55 animal and 7 plant species are included, as well as information on nearly 100 public-access native grasslands in eastern Nebraska. The text comprises more than 68,000 words, 400 references, and a glossary of 125 biological/scientific terms as well as more than 40 line drawings by the author.< Less
The Birds of Nebraska By Paul Johnsgard
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This annotated list of the birds of Nebraska has been updated to conform with the most recent (2017) major revision of the American Ornithologists’ Society’s Checklist of North American... More > Birds (Chesser et al., 2017) and modified to conform to the most recent “Official List of the Birds of Nebraska” by the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union—461 species as of 2017. I have classified 368 species of Nebraska birds as ranging in relative frequency of occurrence as “abundant” to “rare.” There are also 61 species considered to be of “accidental” occurrence, having been reliably reported in Nebraska no more than five times, 20 that are considered “extremely rare” or “very rare,” if reported from six to 25 times. There are also three extinct, four extirpated, and five unsuccessfully introduced species. Thirteen hypothetical species of dubious origin or identification are mentioned parenthetically. The text includes more than 123,000 words, nearly 200 references, and 19 pages of drawings and maps.< Less
Essentials of Structural Equation Modeling By Mustafa Emre Civelek
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Structural Equation Modeling is a statistical method increasingly used in scientific studies in the fields of Social Sciences. It is currently a preferred analysis method, especially in doctoral... More > dissertations and academic researches. Many universities do not include this method in the curriculum, so students and scholars try to solve these problems using books and internet resources. This book aims to guide the researcher in a way that is free from math expressions. It teaches the steps of a research program using structured equality modeling practically. For students writing theses and scholars preparing academic articles, this book aims to analyze systematically the methodology of studies conducted using structural equation modeling methods in the social sciences. In as simple language as possible, it conveys basic information. It consists of two parts: the first gives basic concepts of structural equation modeling, and the second gives examples of applications.< Less
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Great Plains By Paul A. Johnsgard
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This book documents nearly 500 US and Canadian locations where wildlife refuges, nature preserves, and similar properties protect natural sites that lie within the North American Great Plains, from... More > Canada’s Prairie Provinces to the Texas-Mexico border. Information on site location, size, biological diversity, and the presence of especially rare or interesting flora and fauna are mentioned, as well as driving directions, mailing addresses, and phone numbers or internet addresses, as available. US federal sites include 11 national grasslands, 13 national parks, 16 national monuments, and more than 70 national wildlife refuges. State properties include nearly 100 state parks and wildlife management areas. Also included are about 60 national and provincial parks, national wildlife areas, and migratory bird sanctuaries in Canada’s Prairie Provinces. Many public-access properties owned by counties, towns, and private organizations are also described.< Less
Strategic Excellence in Post-Digital Ecosystems By Mustafa Emre Civelek et al.
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A B2C Perspective. The basic production of the digital economy is knowledge. As it becomes more important, traditional factors like labor and capital become less so. As technological innovation... More > changes the nature of employment, the conversion of labor to consumption becomes increasingly difficult. E-commerce is the most important driving force of the digital economy. Using technology and information networks effectively allows brands or companies to effect rapid changes in competitive markets. The emergence of neo-consumers calls for a higher order of information exchange and interaction. Companies must reasses their complete business processes in a holistic way to ensure market prominence in an economy driven by social networks and communication. This book deals with the new concepts determining the future path of the digital economy and aims at providing a new perspective to the field.< Less
A Year of Storms By Melinda Frank et al.
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A COLLECTION OF POETRY AND SHORT STORIES In one year, about ten hurricanes occur, over one thousand tornadoes form, and over 16 million thunderstorms strike the earth. Storms can be interpreted as... More > more than just rain or snow; they are emotions, relationships, and reflections of the innermost thoughts of humans. Storms help make sense of the turmoils life can bring. Storms change throughout the year with the people who experience them. This anthology takes readers through a year of storms and some of literature’s most profound authors such as Madison Cawein, Algernon Blackwood, Emily Dickinson, and Emily Brontë, to name a few. They have experienced storms, felt storms, and captured those storms on the page.< Less