Ecomindedness: Benefits of Urban SPIN Farming in the San Diego Community of North Park

submitted by: dylanjsack
The goal of this study is to show how urban small-plot intensive (SPIN) farming produces value in the San Diego community of North Park from the perspective of the community members involved, and the perspective of those who operate The Nectary, a local SPIN farm collective. Value is defined in terms of social and communal benefits, development of a land ethic, and in terms of economic viability. This is a participatory ethnographic study of three homeowners who are members of the...
Authors: Dylan Sack

Perception of Danger in Tornado Alley

submitted by: nsf
Could lightening really strike twice? It often does in Tornado Alley, where storms wreak havoc and crush entire communities in minutes. But do people see it that way? After the 2006 Iowa City tornado, psychologist Jerry Suls and colleagues at the University of Iowa explored how Iowa City's residents perceived the risk of being hit by tornadoes in the future—perceptions that could have implications for disaster preparedness and response. Credit: Produced by Amina Khan, National Science...

Geospatial Exposure to Point-of-Sale Tobacco: Real-time craving and smoking-cessation outcomes

submitted by: tomkirchner
Background: Little is known about the factors that drive the association between point-of-sale marketing and behavior, because methods that directly link individual-level use outcomes to real-world point-of-sale exposure are only now beginning to be developed. Purpose: Daily outcomes during smoking cessation were examined as a function of both real-time geospatial exposure to point-of-sale tobacco (POST) and subjective craving to smoke. Methods: Continuous individual geospatial location data...
Authors: Thomas Kirchner, Jennifer Cantrell, Andrew Anesetti-Rothermel, Ollie Ganz, Donna Vallone, David Abrams

Insights, Lessons and Challenges from a Transdisciplinal Assessment of Climate Change-Related Vulnerability

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar "Insights, Lessons and Challenges from a Transdisciplinal Assessment of Climate Change-Related Vulnerability" by Prof. Ms. Ma. Emilinda T. Mendoza, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science Development Services, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Banos held at SEAMEO-SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna on 27 August 2013

An Assessment of Smuggling of Selected Agricultural Commodities

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the policy seminar "An Assessment of Smuggling of Selected Agricultural Commodities" delivered by Dr. Prudencio U. Gordoncillo, Institute of Governance and Rural Development, College of Public Affairs and Development, UPLB, College, Laguna on 14 August 2013.

Fusion of Arts and Sciences: The Third Culture?

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the lecture on "Fusion of Arts and Sciences: The Third Culture?" by Dr. Asuncion K. Raymundo, Professor Emeritus, during the "Celebrating UPLB's Great Minds Lecture Series" on July 26, 2013 at the UPLB Operations Room, UPLB, College, Laguna