Research careers in academia and industrie

submitted by: bartneck

In this short presentation I give practical tips for making a career as a researcher in academia and industry. I present sobering facts about the structure of research organizations and highlight important strategies. I gave this presentation at the Young Researchers career panel at the HRI2010 conference in Osaka.

Cash and in-kind transfers in poor rural communities in Mexico increase household fruit, vegetable, and micronutrient consumption but also lead to excess energy consumption

submitted by: jefleroy
Conditional transfer programs are increasingly popular, but the impact on household nutrient consumption has not been studied. We evaluated the impact of the Programa de Apoyo Alimentario (PAL), a cash and in-kind transfer program, on the energy and nutrient consumption of poor rural households in Mexico. The program has been shown to reduce poverty. Beneficiary households received either a food basket (including micronutrient-fortified milk) or cash. A random sample of 206 rural...
Authors: Jef l Leroy

Economic Impacts of the Pueblo Smokefree Air Act

submitted by: kb4scivee
Background: On July 1, 2003, the city of Pueblo CO enacted a smokefree ordinance (Pueblo Smoke-Free Air Act [PSFAA]) that prohibited smoking in public places and workplaces, including taverns and restaurants. Opponents to this ordinance argued that it would have a negative impact on tavern and restaurant sales. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the PSFAA had a negative economic impact on tavern and restaurant sales tax revenues. Methods: With data gathered in...
Authors: Walter Young, Jeffery Szychowski, Shelley Karp, Lucia Liu, Robert Diedrich

Armed Violence and Development - Thomas C. Greminger

Violence in Human Society - 8th Dialogue on Science, 14 – 16 October, 2009, Academia Engelberg Foundation. Our views of what violence is are distorted because of the traditional approach to violence as a phenomenon in everyday life. The use and threat of physical and emotional violence against individuals or groups include the use of sheer force as well as the powers of self-assertion in relations of power and control. In a broader sense, violence can be found in all social classes...

Just War and just Peace - Prof. Pierre Allan

Violence in Human Society - 8th Dialogue on Science, 14 – 16 October, 2009, Academia Engelberg Foundation. Our views of what violence is are distorted because of the traditional approach to violence as a phenomenon in everyday life. The use and threat of physical and emotional violence against individuals or groups include the use of sheer force as well as the powers of self-assertion in relations of power and control. In a broader sense, violence can be found in all social classes...

From Solferino to Gaza: Even Wars have Limits - Angelo Gnaedinger

Violence in Human Society - 8th Dialogue on Science, 14 – 16 October, 2009, Academia Engelberg Foundation. Our views of what violence is are distorted because of the traditional approach to violence as a phenomenon in everyday life. The use and threat of physical and emotional violence against individuals or groups include the use of sheer force as well as the powers of self-assertion in relations of power and control. In a broader sense, violence can be found in all social classes...