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Louisiana. - Bayou State. - Child of the Mississippi. - Creole State. - Pelican State (official). - Sportsman's Paradise. - Sugar State. - The Boot. - (46 links).

Louisiana is a state located in the Southeastern United States that is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are the local government's equivalent to counties. The largest parish by population is East Baton Rouge Parish, and the largest by total area is Plaquemines. Louisiana is bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, Texas to the west, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibis and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape, and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of orchids and carnivorous plants. Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, and four that have not yet received recognition. Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures that they are considered to be exceptional in the US. Before the American purchase of the territory in 1803, the current Louisiana State had been both a French colony and for a brief period, a Spanish one. In addition, colonists imported numerous African people as slaves in the 18th century. Many came from peoples of the same region of West Africa, thus concentrating their culture. In the post-Civil War environment, Anglo-Americans increased the pressure for Anglicization, and in 1921, English was for a time made the sole language of instruction in Louisiana schools before a policy of multilingualism was revived in 1974. There has never been an official language in Louisiana, and the state constitution enumerates "the right of the people to preserve, foster, and promote their respective historic, linguistic, and cultural origins," whether English, French, Spanish, or otherwise.

    09/10/2016 30/10/2017 All of the Angola 3 are now Free. The Angola 3 continue to stand up to injustice in the US legal system and call for an end to the use of solitary confinement in US prisons and for the release of other political prisoners who are unjustly incarcerated. For over 40 years Albert Woodfox, Robert King and Herman Wallace exposed the segregation and violence in Angola Prison in Louisiana USA.Targeted for their activism as members of the Black Panther Party in the 1970’s they then endured a combined total of 114 years in solitary confinement. Wallace passed in October 2013 a week after he was released, King was released in 2001 and Woodfox was released in February 2016 after serving 44 years in solitary confinement. 14/08/2016 19/04/2016 18/09/2017 07/10/2016 07/10/2016 18/09/2017 09/10/2016 09/10/2016 17/09/2016 09/10/2016 09/10/2016 09/10/2016 09/10/2016 09/10/2016 09/10/2016 09/10/2016 14/09/2016 18/09/2017 18/09/2017 05/12/2017 Java, formerly known as oak, is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun. It shares many superficial similarities with C, C++, and Objective C (for instance for loops have the same syntax in all four languages); but it is not based on any of those languages, nor have efforts been made to make it compatible with them. Java is sometimes referred to as C++ ++ --. The language was originally created because C++ proved inadequate for certain tasks. Since the designers were not burdened with compatibility with existing languages, they were able to learn from the experience and mistakes of previous object-oriented languages. 18/09/2017 19/09/2016 19/09/2016 19/09/2016 19/09/2016 19/09/2016 18/09/2017 05/12/2017 Welcome to Rusty's Home Page. I grew up in New Orleans to which I periodically return in search of a decent bowl of gumbo. However, I currently reside in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. In what passes for real life these days, I'm a software developer, nature photographer, and writer of computer books and short fiction. I've also been known to speak at a conference or two including Devoxx, EclipseCon, JavaOne, Software Development Expo, Summit 2000, MacFair, OOP, XMLDevCon, JavaDevCon, XMLOne, XMLEurope, Extreme Markup Languages, JAOO, Javapolis, JavaZone, STARWest, STPCon, EclipseWorld, XML 2006, and MacWorld. 18/09/2017 09/10/2016 18/09/2017 18/09/2017 18/09/2017 23/02/2017 18/09/2017 31/03/2016 The History of Creole Cooking: Traditional Creole cooking has its beginnings in the 18th century. French colonists settled in the rich Mississippi Delta area, bringing with them over six centuries of culinary expertise. Spanish colonists settled the region half a century earlier, and had already introduced peppers, spices, and seasonings from the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America into the native Louisiana Indian cuisine. Gradually, the separate cuisines intermingled, and Creole cooking -- a blend of Spanish, French, African-American, and Louisiana native Indian cuisine --was born. 18/09/2017 18/09/2017 18/09/2017 18/09/2017 18/09/2017 18/09/2017 07/06/2017 07/06/2017

Oklahoma. - Sooner State. - Land of the Red Man. - Native America. - (48 links).

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people." It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State," in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on the choicest pieces of land before the official opening date and the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which opened the door for white settlement in America's Indian Territory. The name was settled upon statehood. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged and Indian was dropped from the name. On November 16, 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the union. Its residents are known as "Oklahomans," or informally "Okies", and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City. A major producer of natural gas, oil, and agricultural products, Oklahoma relies on an economic base of aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. In 2007, it had one of the fastest-growing economies in the United States, ranking among the top states in per capita income growth and gross domestic product growth. Both Oklahoma City and Tulsa serve as Oklahoma's primary economic anchors, with nearly two-thirds of Oklahomans living within their metropolitan statistical areas. With small mountain ranges, prairie, mesas, and eastern forests, most of Oklahoma lies in the Great Plains, Cross Timbers, and the U.S. Interior Highlands, a region prone mainly to severe weather. In addition to having a prevalence of English, German, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, and Native American ancestry, more than 25 Native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma, third only to Alaska and California. Oklahoma is on a confluence of three major American cultural regions and historically served as a route for cattle drives, a destination for Southern settlers, and a government-sanctioned territory for Native Americans. The main Sioux tribe that originally inhabited the state were the Ponca.

    28/10/2016 22/06/2016 16/05/2016 16/05/2016 16/05/2016 23/10/2017 12/10/2016 10/10/2016 20/04/2016 05/06/2017 05/06/2017 05/06/2017 12/07/2016 This site is dedicated to my grandfather Willian Keith of the Cherokee Nation, born in Caddo, OK. Be transported into the wild and wooly past of the American Wild West, its history and legends of cowboys, western cowgirls and pioneer women of the west, guns (like the legendary 1873 Colt Peacemaker) and other interesting western facts like the Pony Express Mail Delivery, famous outlaws and lawmen and the exciting Gunfight at O.K. Corral which took place in Tombstone, Arizona, a true historical landmark! 08/02/2017 The Center for Spatial Analysis (CSA) at the University of Oklahoma is a multidisciplinary university research center specializing in the study and application of geospatial science and technology. CSA is composed of three working units that focus on research and development, outreach and training, and applications and services. Through efforts in each of these units CSA seeks to advance the geospatial vision of the university and contribute to education, research, and economic development in the State of Oklahoma. Housed within the Department of Geographhy and Environmental Sustainability, CSA is a member of the National Weather Center program, the OU Research Campus, and an affiliate member in the Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Consortium. 12/10/2016 24/09/2016 King Aircraft Title, Inc. was established in 1990 by Steven and Debbie King. We are a private family owned and operating Aircraft Title Search and Escrow company located in Mustang, OK. King Aircraft Title, Inc. offers a wide range of aircraft title and escrow services. With over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, we strive to provide remarkable service that exceeds the expectations of our clients. 20/04/2016 20/04/2016 20/04/2016 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 22/05/2017 23/10/2017 05/04/2016 03/02/2017 03/02/2017 26/03/2016 21/10/2017 21/10/2017 21/10/2017 21/10/2017 19/06/2016 19/06/2016 19/06/2016 19/06/2016 19/06/2016

Ohio. - The Buckeye State. - The Mother of Presidents. - Birthplace of Aviation. - The Heart of It All. - (160 links).

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus. The state takes its name from the Ohio River. The name originated from the Iroquois language word ohi-yo, meaning "great river" or "large creek". Partitioned from the Northwest Territory, the state was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1, 1803. Ohio is historically known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees, and Ohioans are also known as "Buckeyes". The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor; the legislative branch, which comprises the Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, which is led by the state Supreme Court. Ohio occupies 16 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Ohio is known for its status as both a swing state and a bellwether in national elections. Six Presidents of the United States have been elected who had Ohio as their home state.

    28/05/2017 04/01/2017 04/01/2017 07/04/2016 African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University is a proud product of the 1960's Black freedom movement. Originally established as an academic division in October 1969 as Black Studies, it achieved formal department status in 1972 and today enjoys the reputation of being one of the strongest African American and African Studies programs in the nation. The primary mission of the department is to stimulate teaching and research about the Black experience in the United States, Africa and throughout the African Diaspora, and to encourage students and others to assess various strategies for advancing human progress through the examination of the global struggle for Black freedom. 19/04/2017 07/04/2016 Welcome to the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. The mission of AEDE is to generate knowledge and disseminate impartial information through the application of economic and business principles to the challenges of agriculture, the food system, the environment, and economic development. Housed in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, AEDE currently has twenty two world-class faculty members and administers highly respected Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programs. 19/12/2017 Internet Archive BookReader. Report of the Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor to the Sixty Seventh annual Convention. Cincinnati, Ohio Nov. 14, 1948. 26/03/2017 04/07/2016 The Ashbrook Center, an independent center at Ashland University, restores and strengthens the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University was established and named in honor of the late Congressman John M. Ashbrook, who represented Ohio’s 17th Congressional district for 21 years. President Ronald Reagan personally dedicated the Center on May 9, 1983. 31/03/2017 18/10/2016 14/11/2017 12/05/2017 29/10/2017 04/06/2017 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 12/05/2017 12/05/2017 12/05/2017 12/05/2017 12/05/2017 12/05/2017 12/05/2017 12/05/2017 12/05/2017 20/06/2016 30/10/2017 22/06/2016 Early Incandescent Lamps. The history of the electric incandescent lamp can be considered to have begun with the invention of the voltaic pile by Alessandro Volta in 1800. Although the steps, sometimes very small steps, toward a practical lamp were many, it would be a rewarding job to treat the very early history in a manner in which the subject deserves. Edward J. Covington. Millfield, Ohio 45761-9645. United States of America. 14/12/2017 14/12/2017 07/10/2017 07/10/2017 07/10/2017 01/08/2017 18/10/2016 22/08/2017 Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra was founded in February 1979 by a group of amateur musicians with ambitions to play chamber music. Now expanded to almost full symphonic size, MCO offers playing opportunities to musicians whose expertise ranges from beginners to semi-professional. Ages have ranged from ninety-three to fourteen. The common denominators are enthusiasm and dedication. We do not require auditions and we are always eager to add new string players to our ranks. 01/05/2017 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 11/06/2016 The Department of Physics at the Ohio State University is one of the university's largest and most diverse departments. As a department in the division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences in the College of the Arts and Sciences, the Department of Physics occupies the recently built Physics Research Building as well as instructional and advising space in Smith Laboratory, the former home of the department. 02/11/2016 07/01/2018 05/07/2016 12/12/2017 29/07/2016 Air Transport International. ATI is an experienced charter airline with the ability to reach across the globe ...around the clock, even on short notice. Through two decades and thousands of hours of cargo and "combi" passenger aircraft operations, ATI has the equipment and valuable expertise to respond to emergency one-time charters as well as long-term scheduled programs. 02/12/2017 11/11/2017 17/09/2016 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 23/12/2017 22/08/2016 22/08/2016 22/08/2016 22/08/2016 22/08/2016 18/09/2017 07/02/2017 09/05/2017 31/05/2017 The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 “for the benefit of all the people forever.” We strive to help the broadest possible audience understand and engage with the world’s great art while honoring the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards. We are proud to be one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions. The museum opened on June 6, 1916, after many years of planning. Its creation was made possible by Cleveland industrialists Hinman B. Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley, all of whom bequeathed money specifically for an art museum, as well as by Jeptha H. Wade II, whose Wade Park property was donated for the site. The endowments established by these founders continue to support the museum. 16/11/2017 05/03/2017 02/04/2016 17/11/2017 06/09/2016 George Armstrong Custer was a West Point graduate who attained brevet promotions to brigadier general and major general in the regular army on March 13, 1865 and major general of volunteers April 15, 1865 during the American Civil War. Custer, in the 1870’s, was dispatched to the west to fight in the Indian Wars. His disastrous defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876 resulted in his death along with his entire detachment. 23/03/2016 23/03/2016 14/10/2016 23/03/2016 23/03/2016 23/03/2016 23/03/2016 23/03/2016 23/03/2016 14/10/2016 23/03/2016 14/10/2016 01/01/2018 01/01/2018 14/08/2016 14/08/2016 14/08/2016 12/12/2016 12/12/2016 17/10/2016 17/10/2016 17/10/2016 17/10/2016 17/10/2016 17/10/2016 25/03/2016 21/05/2017 10/04/2016 Northridge Local School District. 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 25/10/2016 The Department of Physics & Astronomy is dedicated to developing a deeper understanding of the natural world, to educating undergraduate and graduate students, and to conveying the concepts and logic of the discipline to the broader community. 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 27/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 18/10/2016 24/03/2017 18/10/2016 01/08/2017 11/06/2016 The Ohio State University. Physics Education Research. Measurement of scientific reasoning ability and conceptual understanding of physics content. Quantitative models of learning and assessment. Cognitive origins of student difficulties. Measurement of learning, decay and interference in student understanding during a course. Use of clickers in large-format lectures. Development of "virtual reality" physics simulations for teaching. Student understanding of Materials Science Link to MSE Tutorials. 18/10/2016 06/01/2018 17/11/2017 The Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House, a National Historic Landmark built about 1820 for Martin Baum, is the oldest domestic wooden structure in situ locally and is considered one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the Palladian style in the country. Other residents of this important villa included Nicholas Longworth, who extensively redecorated the interiors and hired African American painter Robert S. Duncanson to paint landscape murals in the foyer, now considered as one of the finest suites of domestic murals dating from before the Civil War. After Longworth’s residency, the villa with a copper roof was purchased by David Sinton, father of museum co-founder, Anna Sinton Taft. Anna Taft lived in the mansion with her husband Charles Phelps Taft from 1873 until their respective deaths in 1931 and 1929. 28/11/2017 16/04/2017 Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. More than 30,000 works of art represent American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art. To accommodate the ever growing collection and demand for art education, the Museum campus has grown exponentially since its founding. From its humble first exhibition space in two rented rooms, the Museum has grown to cover approximately 36 acres with six buildings. 21/10/2016 05/03/2017 09/01/2018 05/07/2016

.mil - military. - (41 links). 25/02/2016 The Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory computes, from fundamental astronomical reference data, the position, brightness, and other observable characteristics of celestial bodies, as well as the circumstances of astronomical phenomena. This information is of critical importance to navigation, military operations planning, scientific research, surveying, accident reconstruction, architecture, and everyday activities. 08/02/2017 The Astronomical Applications Department (AA) is one of five scientific departments within the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO). The USNO is a U.S. Navy Echelon 4 command located organizationally under Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC), U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), and the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). 01/07/2017 15/04/2016 The Naval Research Laboratory. Solar Physics Branch. This is an official U.S. Navy Web Site. The Solar Physics Branch is part of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Space Science Divison. Researchers in the Solar Physics Branch have been involved in observational and theoretical studies of the solar atmosphere since the early years of the space age. Experiments developed at NRL have flown on NASA missions such as Skylab/ATM (see the picture above), the OSO satellite series, the Space Shuttle STS-3, Spacelab-2 and ATLAS missions. 05/06/2017 05/06/2017 05/06/2017 14/02/2016 09/01/2018 09/11/2017 22/11/2017 26/10/2017 Air University (AU) provides the full spectrum of Air Force education, from pre-commissioning to the highest levels of professional military education, including degree granting and professional continuing education for officers, enlisted and civilian personnel throughout their careers. 26/10/2017 Welcome to the Air and Space Power Journal (ASPJ), the US Air Force’s (USAF) professional peer-reviewed journal and the leading forum for airpower thought and dialogue. ASPJ seeks to foster intellectual discussion and debate among air, space, and cyber power leaders, both domestically and internationally. Even before the founding of the USAF, Air University initiated publication of the Air University Quarterly Review in 1947. Maj Gen Muir S. Fairchild established this journal as a professional publication in the highest sense of the word—one that would reflect the best professional thought concerning global concepts and doctrines of air strategy and tactics. Since its inauguration, the journal has appeared under the titles Air University Quarterly Review, Air University Review, Airpower Journal, Aerospace Power Journal, and, currently, Air and Space Power Journal. 06/02/2016 18/03/2016 29/11/2016 03/03/2016 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was created with a national sense of urgency in February 1958 amidst one of the most dramatic moments in the history of the Cold War and the already-accelerating pace of technology. In the months preceding the official authorization for the agency's creation, Department of Defense Directive Number 5105.15, the Soviet Union had launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), the world's first satellite, Sputnik 1, and the world's second satellite, two months after Sputnik 1, resulted in a spectacular fiery failure. Finally, at the end of January 1958, a stunned United States became the second nation to place an object in orbit when it successfully launched the Explorer 1 satellite. 27/05/2016 Defense Intelligence Agency. Committed to excellence in defense of the Nation. For more than 50 years, DIA officers have met the full range of security challenges faced by our great Nation. Today, perhaps more than ever, complexity pervades the DIA mission. Not only are the security challenges we face complex, so is the Agency itself. 20/09/2016 20/09/2016 20/09/2016 20/09/2016 17/11/2017 17/11/2017 17/11/2017 17/11/2017 04/06/2016 31/12/2017 31/12/2017 11/06/2016 11/06/2016 11/06/2016 11/06/2016 22/05/2017 26/10/2017 Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet WELCOMES YOU! Congratulations, you are joining the Navy's finest helicopter wing, employing the venerable SH-60B and brand new MH-60R helicopters in the Pacific Fleet! You will find this assignment one of the most interesting, professionally challenging and rewarding experiences of your naval career. You are joining a highly motivated team as part of COMHSMWINGPAC, which is located at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California, just across the bay from downtown San Diego. Our Wing consists of five Pacific Fleet HSM Carrier Air Wing Squadrons, four Pacific Fleet HSM Operational Expeditionary Squadrons, one Fleet Replacement Squadron, a Weapons School and an Aviation Support Department. We will also be establishing one new squadron in the next two years as well. 12/08/2016 Astronomical Applications. Naval Oceanography Portal. 09/01/2018 09/01/2018 09/01/2018 09/01/2018 13/03/2016 Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs) and Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs.

Indiana. - The Hoosier State. - (100 links).

Indiana is a U.S. state located in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west. Before becoming a territory, varying cultures of indigenous peoples and historic Native Americans inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. Since its founding as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana have reflected regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastern United States; the state's northernmost tier was settled primarily by people from New England and New York, Central Indiana by migrants from the Mid-Atlantic states and from adjacent Ohio, and Southern Indiana by settlers from the Southern states, particularly Kentucky and Tennessee. Indiana has a diverse economy with a gross state product of $341.9 billion in 2016. Indiana has several metropolitan areas with populations greater than 100,000 and a number of smaller industrial cities and towns. Indiana is home to professional sports teams, including the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and the NBA's Indiana Pacers, and hosts several notable athletic events, such as the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 motorsports races.

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Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established in 1960 to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. The Foundation develops, supervises, and finances its own educational activities to foster thought and encourage discourse on enduring intellectual issues pertaining to liberty. 02/09/2016 The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps writers on Purdue's campus. 02/09/2016 The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. 11/09/2016 11/09/2016 09/06/2017 IUScholarWorks Journals is a service of the Indiana University Libraries to support open access journal publishing at Indiana University. The Libraries provide server space and support for Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open-source solution for managing editorial processes and online publication. The OJS system makes it possible to: Publish open access publications. Track the peer-review process and other administrative functions. Maximize exposure and visibility of publications by making full-text accessible to Google Scholar and other search services. Tailor the appearance and identity of publications. OJS has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. 05/01/2017 Professor Daniel Nolan. This is a list of all the paper drafts available from this webpage in alphabetical order. Brief descriptions of each paper are available below this list. 22/05/2016 23/10/2017 12/08/2016 Anthology of Spanish Poetry. A Collection of Spanish Poems. Selected by Fred F. Jehle. 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 Lyle H. Wright, a librarian at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, created a bibliography of American fiction from the years 1851–1875, published as American Fiction 1851–1875: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography (San Marino, CA: The Huntington Library, 1957; revised 1965). He listed a total of 2,923 titles in adult fiction, including "novels, novelettes, romances, short stories, tall tales, tract-like tales, allegories, and fictitious biographies and travels, in prose" (from the introduction), and inventoried 18 American libraries for holdings. This compilation is part of his three-volume set listing American fiction from 1774 through 1900, and is considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries. Indiana University. 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 The Victorian Women Writers Project (VWWP) began in 1995 at Indiana University and is primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors, both prolific and rare. Quiet since 2003, the VWWP is pleased to be back with an expanded purview that includes women writing in the nineteenth century in English. As before, the project will devote time and attention to the accuracy and completeness of the texts, as well as to their bibliographical descriptions. New texts, encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines, will adopt principles of scholarly encoding, facilitating more sophisticated retrieval and analysis. Indiana University. 17/09/2017 09/11/2016 09/11/2016 22/05/2017 23/12/2016 11/04/2016 16/11/2017 19/09/2016 07/10/2016 CTSFW. Concordia Theological Seminary is an institution of theological higher education of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod whose central purpose is to prepare men for the pastoral ministry, as well as men and women for other service in the church, through programs offering an understanding of the Christian faith that is Christ centered, Biblically based, confessionally Lutheran, and evangelically active. 07/10/2016 The Wayne & Barbara Kroemer Library makes a number of resources available to CTSFW community members, alumni, pastors and the church-at-large. 09/06/2016 The Library of Economics and Liberty is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought. The website is provided by Liberty Fund, Inc., a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. 07/01/2018 18/11/2017 The American Historical Review (AHR) is the official publication of the American Historical Association (AHA). The AHA was founded in 1884 and chartered by Congress in 1889 to serve the interests of the entire discipline of history. Aligning with the AHA's mission, the AHR has been the journal of record for the historical profession in the United States since 1895-one of the few journals in the world that brings together scholarship from every major field of historical study. The AHR is unparalleled in its efforts to choose articles that are new in content and interpretation and that make a significant contribution to historical knowledge. The journal also publishes approximately 1,000 book reviews per year, surveying and assessing the most important contemporary historical scholarship in the discipline. 30/12/2017 25/03/2017 Charles A. Beard: A Tribute. Dr. JAMES J. MARTIN. Charles A. Beard was born on 27 November 1874 in Knightstown, Indiana, a small farming community about 35 miles east of Indianapolis. He was the son of a prosperous farmer, and a member of a family in which the intelligent discussion of public affairs was a tradition. When only eighteen years old, Beard's father bought and presented to him the town newspaper, the weekly Knightstown Sun, which he and his brother ran for the next four years. Following this experience, Beard enrolled in DePauw College (now University), in Greencastle, about 35 to 40 miles southwest of Indianapolis, an environment similar to the one Beard had been born in. 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 13/09/2017 21/05/2016 Human Origins and Evolution in Africa. What do we know about human origins and evolution in Africa? Researchers have culled information from many different fields to address this question. This page was established by Professor Jeanne Sept to maintain links to this constantly growing scientific database, and teaching resources for her students. 21/10/2016 Luis Rocha's Cybercorner. I regard computation as a general principle for generating open-ended complexity. Turing's universal computation, and Von Neumann's principle of self-replication, formalized a principle of computation which happens to also be the most fundamental principle of life: neo-Darwinian evolution. 17/03/2017 Moria is a poetry journal dedicated to experimental poetry and poetic theory. Experimental poetry web journal edited by William Allegrezza. 25/09/2016 18/03/2017 11/06/2016 Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University. The faculty, staff and students invite you to explore our web pages on which we describe forefront research, flexible degree options for both undergraduate and graduate students, and a nationally recognized outreach program that invites participation by students and faculty. Our faculty and students are exploring nature at all length scales, from the subatomic (quarks and gluons) to the macroscopic (black holes and dark energy), and everything in between (atomic and biological systems). 28/04/2016 06/04/2016 24/10/2017 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 25/09/2016

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California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area. Located on the Pacific coast, California shares borders with Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. The state capital is Sacramento. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second largest after New York City. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, respectively. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. California's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east; and from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Though California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from from moist temperate rainforest in the north, to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. What is now California was first settled by various Native American tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Spanish Empire then claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence, but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War. The western portion of Alta California then was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom. If it were a country, California would be the 6th largest economy in the world and the 35th most populous. It is regarded as a global trendsetter in both popular culture and politics, and is the origin of the film industry, the hippie counterculture, the Internet, and the personal computer, among others. Fifty-eight percent of the state's economy is centered on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific and technical business services. The San Francisco Bay Area has the nation's highest median household income by metropolitan area, and is the headquarters of three of the world's largest 40 firms by revenue, Chevron, Apple, and McKesson. Although it accounts for only 1.5 percent of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.S. state.

    09/07/2016 Once You Know, You Can't UnKnow. My full name is Amelia, but my good friends and family call me Lia. I guess you can, too. I live in the LA area and am a junior in high school. I am bisexual and cis. She/her, please. I have a very wide range in taste of music; I mostly listen to r&b and alternative/indie. My favorite artists in r&b are probably Drake and The Weeknd; alternative has got to be Alt-J and The Black Keys. I love sad music; I don’t enjoy feeling sad. 19/04/2017 07/05/2017 36 pages. Craig Frazier is an illustrator who has enjoyed a distinguished career as a graphic designer since 1978. In 1996, he shifted his emphasis from graphic design to illustration. As a designer, Craig has received numerous awards and has been recognized internationally for his work. His design is in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Craig’s experience as a designer and communicator has contributed to his simple and conceptual style of illustration. Today, he is commissioned by national and international design firms, advertising agencies, and publications to create corporate and editorial illustrations. 03/04/2017 19/04/2017 Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics prepares students for professional positions in industry, government and academia through a comprehensive program of graduate teaching and research. In this broad program, students have the opportunity to learn and integrate multiple engineering disciplines. The program emphasizes structural, aerodynamic, propulsion and guidance and control problems of aircraft and spacecraft. 26/02/2017 20/12/2016 09/01/2018 03/04/2017 21/03/2017 17/02/2017 The mission of the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) is to improve the health and safety of farmers, farmworkers, and their families in Western agriculture. WCAHS is a multidisciplinary research center that supports the prevention of illness and injury in Western agriculture. Located at the University of California, Davis, WCAHS is one of 10 agricultural health and safety centers in the US established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to protect the health and safety of farmers, farmworkers and consumers. 03/04/2017 24/10/2017 21/12/2016 19/04/2016 Phil Konstantin's 2003 Vacation Through Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana. 19/04/2016 2006 Native American Student Alliance Powwow at San Diego State University. 19/04/2016 Articles Written by Phil Konstantin. I have written over 100 newspaper and magazine articles. 19/04/2016 Phil Konstantin's 2004 Vacation Through Washington, D.C., feathuring the National Museum of the American Indian. 03/04/2017 26/10/2017 01/05/2017 Discovery of Early Hominins. The immediate ancestors of humans were members of the genus Australopithecus. The australopithecines (or australopiths) were intermediate between apes and people. Both australopithecines and humans are biologically similar enough to be classified as members of the same biological tribe--the Hominini. All people, past and present, along with the australopithecines are hominins. We share in common not only the fact that we evolved from the same ape ancestors in Africa but that both genera are habitually bipedal, or two-footed, upright walkers. By comparison, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas are primarily quadrupedal, or four-footed. 15/09/2016 EARLY HOMININ EVOLUTION: A Survey of the Australopithecines and Related Genera. 10/05/2017 Anthropoetics, founded in 1995 as UCLA’s first Open Access journal, is devoted to Generative Anthropology, which studies the works of human culture on the hypothesis that language, religion, art, and all things specifically human can be traced to a unique scene of origin. The Chronicles of Love & Resentment have been available since 1995 and number well over 500. 23/10/2016 30/03/2017 23/06/2016 Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. 23/06/2016 First deployed in 2006, Archive-It is a subscription web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps organizations to harvest, build, and preserve collections of digital content. Through our user friendly web application Archive-It partners can collect, catalog, and manage their collections of archived content with 24/7 access and full text search available for their use as well as their patrons. Content is hosted and stored at the Internet Archive data centers. 22/12/2017 22/12/2017 22/12/2017 31/05/2017 Roxane Gilbert fine art, painting. After moving to New York to study painting at the Art Students League, I took in Willem, an adolescent Samoyed that my neighbor left behind when she moved to London. He had a crush on an Afghan puppy that we used to see on our walks along West End Avenue, and he loved chasing squirrels in Riverside Park. With California in my sights, I reluctantly found a home for Willem in the Adirondack Mountains. He had lots of acres to play on, big white Great Pyrenees dogs on the neighboring farms, and a young family for companionship. It was hard to leave him, but he was happy. 21/03/2017 Mark Vallen's ART FOR A CHANGE! Artist Mark Vallen's gallery of socially conscious artworks. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1953, Mark Vallen has been creating images for as long as he can remember. He has forged a style shaped not so much by how others painted, but what they painted. With a firm commitment to social realism, his influences range from Goya and Daumier, to the German Expressionists and Mexican Muralists. 24/08/2016 Cliff Wassmann Fine Arts Laguna Beach Art Studio, Art Festival schedule. Painter and photographer Cliff Wassmann, features his photography and oil paintings including official Star Wars conceptual pieces. 12/09/2017 09/06/2017 22/12/2017 11/11/2017 11/11/2017 11/11/2017 11/11/2017 11/11/2017 11/11/2017 06/06/2017 27/01/2017 Digital Scriptorium (DS) is a growing organization of institutional partners with collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. DS provides an online union catalog of these collections and thus unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. As a digital image repository, the DS website allows users to verify with their own eyes descriptive metadata about places and dates of origin, scripts, artists, and decoration. Special emphasis is placed on identifying touchstone materials, such as manuscripts signed and dated by their scribes. DS records also include manuscripts that traditionally would have been unlikely candidates for exhibition or reproduction in print. 29/05/2017 29/05/2017 23/08/2016 26/08/2017 26/08/2017 26/08/2017 03/10/2017 27/10/2017 Blue Sky Dreaming. Equinox 2017. I was born on Picasso's birthday and felt it was a "sign" that I was meant to be an artist. Over the years I've associated with galleries, shown in group and one woman shows, participated in competitions and sold moderately. At this time in my life, this blog is my place to share my art, to be vulnerable and speak from my heart about the most integral part of my life...self expression. My hope is to meet kindred spirits...ducks in my pond, where we find hints and suggestions that we are speaking the same language and we find we have all come home. 27/10/2017 BrainConnection is dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality information about how the brain works and how people learn. Many discoveries are being made in areas that relate to the human brain, including language, memory, behavior, and aging, as well as illness and injury. Our brain experts believe that access to this information can provide practical tools for teaching and learning as well as valuable insights into almost every aspect of our daily lives. BrainConnection is owned by Posit Science, makers of BrainHQ. 27/10/2017 Myths About the Brain: 10 percent and Counting. Do we really use only a small portion of our brain? If the answer to this question is yes, then knowing how to access the “unused” part of our brain should unleash untapped mental powers and allow us perform at top efficiency. Let’s examine the issue and attempt to get at the truth behind the myth. 14/11/2017 29/05/2017 Bushmeat Project; Save the Great Apes; Chimps and Gorillas. The Bushmeat Project serves as a source of information and a facilitator of collaborative development in North America, equatorial Africa, and worldwide. Great apes -- gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos -- are being hunted to extinction for commercial bushmeat in the equatorial forests of west and central Africa. A ragged far flung army of a few thousand commercial bushmeat hunters supported by the timber industry infrastructure will illegally shoot and butcher more than two billion dollars worth of wildlife this year, including as many as 8,000 endangered great apes. 07/01/2017 22/12/2016 22/12/2016 22/12/2017 23/08/2016 23/08/2016 23/08/2016 23/08/2016 23/08/2016 20/06/2016 20/06/2016 20/06/2016 20/06/2016 20/06/2016 20/06/2016 20/06/2016 20/06/2016 20/06/2016 15/08/2016 Of two minds. Charles Hugh Smith. 04/06/2017 Welcome to Chez Us, a food blog that we cooked up in 2007 to document what we were cooking in a tiny 20 sq. ft kitchen in San Francisco. We had a tiny stove, a tiny cupboard and a tiny counter; urban cooking at it’s best! Chez Us was meant to be an inspiration that anyone could learn to cook, using minimal tools and space, and that the real star was the ingredients. 05/01/2017 Fernanda Guimarães Rosa, a tal de avental. Depois de mais de dez anos escrevendo nesse blog, cinco anos na minha cozinha vintage que me faz sentir uma Julia Child moderna, estou atualizando este espaço, deixando ele mais eficiente e moderno. Continuo uma cozinheira frugal, usando preferencialmente ingredientes orgânicos, locais e sazonais, tudo de extrema qualidade, inventando uma receitinha aqui, outra acolá. Nunca conseguirei ser mais organizada e menos atrapalhada, por mais que tente me modificar. Continuo muito avessa à receitas complicadas e cheias de passos e detalhes, mas quando estou no humor até arrisco numa ou outra aventura. 15/10/2016 California Civil War. California's part in the War of the Rebellion, circa 1861-1867. 26/08/2017 26/08/2017 31/05/2017 09/05/2016 19/03/2017 A web page by Don Roberson. I was born in 1952 in Lakeport, Lake Co., California, of middle class parents. My father, B.B. Roberson, met my mother Eleanor in 1948, just after World War II. My dad was just starting his medical practice and my mom was a singer in Hollywood. My mom, known as "Sally," sang with her three sisters in a group called The Lyttle Sisters. All four sisters married before 1950 (three of them married musicians) and started families. 19/03/2017 ASIAN BARBETS Megalaimidae. The Asian barbets are chunky, mostly mid-sized, often colorful, and vocal birds of the Oriental tropics. These barbets hard to see but easy to hear — their calls can dominate the aural landscape. 19/03/2017 TYRANT FLYCATCHERS Tyrannidae. With 400 tyrannids in 98 genera, the Tyrant Flycatchers are one of the largest bird families in the world. This is just a short overview. Tyrant Flycatchers are entirely New World birds ranging throughout most habitats in North and South America. 19/03/2017 The purpose of Bird Families of the World is as an aid to world birders who want to maximize their enjoyment of avian diversity by observing examples of as many bird families as is reasonable within the time and money available for travel, and as a study tool for all interested readers. This project began in 1999. DNA evidence has revised much of what was thought to be known about bird evolution and relationships. It has been the 'wild wild West' in recent years as new research was published but, perhaps, a greater degree of consensus is now being reached. 06/06/2017 CREDO Action organizes for progressive change. We mobilize our 5 million activists to speak out and pressure decision-makers from the local to the national level. From opposing war, to relentlessly defending reproductive freedom, protecting our environment and a healthy food system, fixing our broken democracy, fighting for an economy that works for everyone, and more, CREDO empowers activists to work for the change we want to see, not what we are told we can achieve by Washington insiders. CREDO Action is the activism arm of CREDO, a social change organization that offers products — like CREDO Mobile — in order to fund grassroots activism and progressive nonprofit organizations. 27/02/2017 27/02/2017 29/07/2017 13/03/2017 28/02/2017 28/02/2017 11/01/2017 The Dutch Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley was introduced as a permanent curriculum in the Department of German in autumn 1966. Because the Berkeley campus already had strong offerings in Dutch history, art history, and colonial studies, the introduction of Dutch language and literature was the final step in completing a rounded interdisciplinary curriculum in Dutch Studies. With the introduction of the Queen Beatrix Chair of Dutch Language, Literature & Culture in 1971, a degree Program in Dutch studies was launched, eventually leading to a Dutch Major. The first incumbent of the chair was Professor Johan Snapper, he was succeeded by Ernst van Alphen in 2004. Presently, Jeroen Dewulf holds the position. 28/12/2016 Anarchy Archives. The Cynosure. 08/05/2017 Afghanistan 1976-79. All pictures are copyrighted by Dana Ward and Julia Karet -- captions and narrative will be added shortly. 31/05/2017 31/05/2017 30/10/2017 The Center for Election Science is dedicated to helping the world use smarter election systems. We are a nationally-based, nonpartisan, 501(c)3 nonprofit comprised of voting system experts and activists. We incorporated in California in 2011. We do this because the collective decisions we make through voting dramatically impact our day-to-day lives. Smarter collective decisions whether in government or in organizations promise to provide us all with a better quality of life. Our elections are awful. A recent Princeton study declared the US an oligarchy, meaning the people at large didn't actually influence policy, even though they're voting. 10/12/2017 29/10/2017 20/08/2017 20/08/2017 16/04/2017 03/09/2017 17/11/2017 22/12/2017 21/08/2016 11/01/2017 Gold Rush! California's Untold Stories, Oakland Museum of California. On January 24, 1848 James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill, touching off the California gold rush. On the 150th anniversary of Marshall's discovery, the Oakland Museum of California unveiled a series of exhibitions titled Gold Rush! California's Untold Stories. They are now closed at the Oakland Museum. 22/07/2016 05/03/2017 Film Threat began as a xeroxed fanzine started by Chris Gore and Andre Seewood in 1985. Only 500 copies of the first issue were printed and then distributed on the campus of Wayne State University on February 6th, 1985. It was on that campus that Gore and Seewood earned a reputation as disruptors by playing pranks on the film department and even going so far as to fake Gore’s death to promote a film screening. Seewood left after a year and Gore continued to grow the magazine beyond its xeroxed roots into a fully printed magazine. Chris Gore moved the magazine to Los Angeles in 1989 and opened an office at the Cherokee Building on Hollywood Boulevard. 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 09/01/2018 Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Art & Vinyl, an exhibition examining the ways in which artists have been drawn to records and their covers as mediums for original works of art. Comprised of more than one hundred often rare and important examples, this will be the first in-depth exhibition to focus on works of art created specifically for an album, composer or musician. Seen together, the albums span seven decades and a staggering array of conceptual strategies, and sketch an idiosyncratic history of art from the mid-20th century to the present. 29/10/2017 Since its inception as Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture in 2001, Gastronomica has been the go-to journal for important conversations about food. With its diverse voices, cross-disciplinary mix of articles, and cross-cultural orientation, Gastronomica takes food as a starting point to probe timely and necessary questions about the role of food in everyday life. Through studies of historical trends and transformations in food and eating, analyses of the political, economic, and social dimensions of food production and consumption, research briefs on emerging issues in fields related to food research and innovation, creative reflections on the aesthetic qualities of food, and interviews with key figures in the world of food (scholars, activists, producers, and consumers), Gastronomica is at the forefront of the dynamic world of critical inquiry and debate about food. 22/06/2016 22/06/2016 10/12/2017 10/12/2017 03/06/2017 The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides complete bibliographic citations to the contents of scholarly journals published around the world on Latin America and the Caribbean since 1970. Our coverage includes everything from political, economic, and social issues to the arts and humanities. HAPI currently indexes over 380 journals and includes the contents of over 675 journals dating back to our start in the 1970s. Browse our journals to see what we offer. The database is a nonprofit project of the Latin American Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is available through annual subscription. Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean receive free subscriptions. 21/02/2017 Helinet Aviation Services, headquartered in Van Nuys, California, is a diversified helicopter transportation provider for a wide range of markets, including corporate travel, emergency medical service, electronic news gathering, motion picture, television and commercial production services, and helicopter management services. We have built our reputation on providing our clients with the safest, most responsive, and most reliable rotor wing transportation. For over 25 years, Helinet has been dedicated to meeting every customer’s flight requirement. Throughout the industry, we are known for an unparalleled quality of service, an outstanding safety record, and a highly professional staff. 23/06/2016 08/06/2017 07/10/2017 07/10/2017 07/10/2017 23/03/2017 18/04/2016 The UCDavis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas is a program of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, a research center in the Davis campus of the University of California. CSHRA is coordinated by Almerindo Ojeda, who is assisted in this by a Coordinating Committee. CSHRA also relies for its activities on a dedicated staff and a team of research affiliates which consists of UCDavis staff, students, faculty, and visiting scholars. 28/04/2017 28/04/2017 10/05/2016 09/04/2017 09/04/2017 09/04/2017 02/03/2017 17/01/2017 17/04/2016 27/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/12/2017 25/02/2017 John Campbell. Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy. University of California at Berkeley. 25/02/2017 All Publications. John Campbell. Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy. University of California at Berkeley. 21/10/2016 STANFORD HYPNOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY SCALE, FORM C. Andre M. Weitzenhoffer & Ernest R. Hilgard. Stanford University. 13/06/2017 Jed Alexander. I'm an artist, writer and illustrator. I work primarily in the children's and young adult markets. My work has been seen in a variety of publications, including Cricket, and Nickelodeon. I'm currently represented by Abigail Samoun at Red Fox Literary. 06/10/2017 The Jewish Journal is the largest Jewish weekly newspaper in the United States measured by print and digital readership. Founded in 1987, The Jewish Journal’s mission is to serve our community through quality independent journalism. The Jewish Journal is available in print at over 800 pickup locations from Santa Barbara to Pasadena to the South Bay. JewishJournal is one of the world’s leading Jewish news sites. It contains local, national and global news updated daily, as well as blogs from noted Jewish personalities and writers including Marty Kaplan, Dennis Prager, Gina Nahai, Raphael Sonnenshein and Rabbi David Wolpe. 10/04/2017 02/09/2017 Martin Luther King, JR. and the Global Freedom Struggle. King Institute Encyclopedia. 20/09/2016 The King Institute. In 2005, with an initial $1 million endowment pledge from Hall of Fame football star Ronnie Lott and his All Stars Helping Kids organization, Dr. Clayborne Carson founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute to provide a permanent financial base for the King Papers Project and a broad range of other educational activities. The Institute also received a substantial endowment gift from The Mumford Family/Agape Foundation. 01/01/2018 23/03/2017 18/02/2017 23/08/2016 23/10/2017 20/12/2016 04/09/2017 12/12/2017 12/12/2017 12/12/2017 06/10/2016 The Department of Mathematics at Berkeley is generally recognized as one of the broadest, liveliest, and most distinguished departments of mathematics in the world. With approximately 55 regular faculty members representing most of the major fields of current research, along with 25 to 30 post-doctoral scholars, 180 graduate students, 500 undergraduate majors, one of the finest mathematics libraries in the nation, and situated in a favorable climate in one of America's most exciting and cosmopolitan centers for mathematics research and teaching, Berkeley has become a favorite location for the study of mathematics by students and faculty from all over the world. 06/10/2016 06/10/2016 06/09/2016 06/09/2016 06/09/2016 02/04/2017 Aaron Hsueh. Professor Of Obstetrics And Gynecology (Reproductive And Stem Cell Biology). Aaron Hsueh is on CAP Network. CAP Network is a virtual workspace, to support collaboration among faculty, graduate students, postdocs and staff. 21/11/2017 20/09/2016 MontereyBay provides a local community directory, events calendar, travel guide and visitor information for communities in and around the Monterey Bay Area. You will find links and listings for restaurants, hotels, bars & clubs, golf courses, attractions & activities, wineries, spas & salons, specialty shops and events. 20/09/2016 Big Sur’s rugged shore. Carmel’s bleached sands. Pebble Beach’s gentle tide pools. The Monterey California coast is world-famous for unparalleled scenic beauty. And Monterey’s world-class wines rely on those very same picture-perfect elements... Warm sun, cool fog, ancient soils: essential components all to the winegrower’s art. 22/02/2017 19/04/2016 03/11/2017 The Natural Heritage Institute (NHI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the mission of restoring and preserving natural functions in major river basins to maintain their water-dependent ecosystems and the services they provide in sustaining and enriching human life. Founded in California, USA in 1989 by a group of experienced conservation lawyers and scientists, NHI has been working to fulfill a vision of a world where rivers function like rivers again, in harmony with human needs. We work in the United States and at the global scale, focusing on major, often transnational, river basins with exceptional ecological value that have been significantly altered and those subject to imminent development pressure. 14/12/2017 Hi! My given name is Gordon Lyon, though I often go by Fyodor on the Internet. I run the Internet security resource sites Insecure.Org, Nmap.Org, SecLists.Org, and SecTools.Org. I also wrote and maintain the Nmap Security Scanner. These projects don't leave me much time to update vanity pages like this one, so you may find a more formal and up-to-date bio on my Wikipedia entry. In case it isn't obvious from my web sites, I am a hacker. The good kind. I enjoy tinkering with computers, exploring networks, pushing hardware and software to its limits, and especially open source programming. 14/12/2017 Nmap Network Scanning is the official guide to the Nmap Security Scanner, a free and open source utility used by millions of people for network discovery, administration, and security auditing. From explaining port scanning basics for novices to detailing low-level packet crafting methods used by advanced hackers, this book suits all levels of security and networking professionals. A 42-page reference guide documents every Nmap feature and option, while the rest of the book demonstrates how to apply those features to quickly solve real-world tasks. Examples and diagrams show actual communication on the wire. 14/12/2017 Nmap Network Scanning. Chapter 15. Nmap Reference Guide. 14/12/2017 Nmap Network Scanning. Chapter 8. Remote OS Detection. 14/12/2017 Nmap Network Scanning. The Official Nmap Project Guide to Network Discovery and Security Scanning, Gordon “Fyodor” Lyon. 14/12/2017 The primary documentation for using Nmap is the Nmap Reference Guide. This is also the basis for the Nmap man page (nroff version of nmap.1). It was rewritten from scratch in late 2005 and is meant to serve as a quick-reference to virtually all Nmap command-line arguments, but you can learn even more about Nmap by reading it straight through. The 18 sections include Brief Options Summary, Firewall/IDS Evasion and Spoofing, Timing and Performance, Port Scanning Techniques, Usage Examples , and much more. 14/12/2017 Nmap and Zenmap (the graphical front end) are available in several versions and formats. Recent source releases and binary packages are described below. Older version (and sometimes newer test releases) are available from the dist directory (and really old ones are in dist-old). For the more security-paranoid (smart) users, GPG detached signatures and SHA-1 hashes for each release are available in the sigs directory (verification instructions). 14/12/2017 07/10/2016 21/03/2017 21/03/2017 21/03/2017 21/03/2017 21/03/2017 23/06/2016 The Oracle Education Foundation was established in 2000 and initially made hardware grants to US schools that lacked access to technology. From 2003-2013, the Foundation provided ThinkQuest, a comprehensive online learning platform and annual competition that engaged hundreds of thousands of students and educators globally. Visit the ThinkQuest Library archive to see the remarkable work that students authored throughout the program's history. 31/10/2017 Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat. OFI also supports research on orangutans and forests, education initiatives, both local and international, and brings awareness concerning orangutans wherever it can. OFI is profoundly committed to the welfare of all orangutans, whether captive, ex-captive, or wild. Established by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and associates in 1986, OFI operates Camp Leakey, an orangutan research center, within Tanjung Puting National Park. OFI also runs the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) facility in the Dayak village of Pasir Panjang near Pangkalan Bun, which is home to 330 displaced orangutans, and helps manage the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, where rehabilitated wild born ex-captive orangutans were released into the wild. 08/05/2016, the Science of Ornithology (birds) has been consulted by BBC, National Geographic, ABC News,Weather Notebook, Organic Gardening, National Public Radio, Fox TV, National Canadian Television, Vanity Fair Magazine, the Guinness Book of World Records, The Weakest Link, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, NCSI, Real Simple Magazine, the Detroit Free Press, Voice of America, Columbia News Service and many other publications, programs, agencies, and individuals for authoritative information on wild birds. 02/09/2016 Owling. Photos, calls and info on N & C Amer Owls. Enjoy photos, sound recordings, and video of the N&C American owls. Included are species accounts, range maps, checklists, wallpaper and more. If you are wondering what owl is hooting out your window, are a student, hobbyist, or just enjoy the owls and nature... you are in the right place. 03/04/2016 Welcome to the Pacific Coast Air Museum!. Visit PCAM for fun and educational events or visit our museum to enjoy our exhibits and gift shop. We have more than 35 vintage aircraft We have 35 vintage aircraft - many of which you can look inside on our Open Cockpit Weekends, and some you can even climb aboard!. 03/04/2016 The A-26 Invader was purchased by members of the Pacific Coast Air Museum to restore and hopefully fly one day. The costs to restore this beautiful aircraft were too great to make it flyable again, so it is being lovingly restored for static display. 21/08/2016 31/10/2017 31/10/2017 01/11/2016 06/05/2016 Welcome to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP). From its inception, the SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up-to-date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research. 27/12/2017 25/03/2017 Archives of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Notice: These archives contain periodically fixed editions of the Encyclopedia which may be used for purposes of citation. The content of these editions is neither updated nor modified in any way once the archive is made. The external links (to places on the World Wide Web) and author email addresses contained in the entries of these editions may no longer be functional! 25/03/2017 Richard Rorty’s distinctive and controversial brand of pragmatism expresses itself along two main axes. One is negative---a critical diagnosis of what Rorty takes to be defining projects of modern philosophy. The other is positive---an attempt to show what intellectual culture might look like, once we free ourselves from the governing metaphors of mind and knowledge in which the traditional problems of epistemology and metaphysics (and indeed, in Rorty’s view, the self-conception of modern philosophy) are rooted. 25/03/2017 Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Winter 2001 Edition. 25/03/2017 Richard Rorty’s distinctive and controversial brand of pragmatism expresses itself along two main axes. One is negative---a critical diagnosis of what Rorty takes to be defining projects of modern philosophy. The other is positive---an attempt to show what intellectual culture might look like, once we free ourselves from the governing metaphors of mind and knowledge in which the traditional problems of epistemology and metaphysics (and indeed, in Rorty’s view, the self-conception of modern philosophy) are rooted. 25/03/2017 Theodor W. Adorno. First published Mon May 5, 2003; substantive revision Mon Oct 26, 2015. Theodor W. Adorno was one of the most important philosophers and social critics in Germany after World War II. Although less well known among anglophone philosophers than his contemporary Hans-Georg Gadamer, Adorno had even greater influence on scholars and intellectuals in postwar Germany. In the 1960s he was the most prominent challenger to both Sir Karl Popper's philosophy of science and Martin Heidegger's philosophy of existence. Jürgen Habermas, Germany's foremost social philosopher after 1970, was Adorno's student and assistant. 25/03/2017 African Sage Philosophy. First published Tue Feb 14, 2006; substantive revision Mon Feb 22, 2016. “African Sage Philosophy” is the name now commonly given to the body of thought produced by persons considered wise in African communities, and more specifically refers to those who seek a rational foundation for ideas and concepts used to describe and view the world by critically examining the justification of those ideas and concepts. The expression acquired its currency from a project conducted by the late Kenyan philosopher Henry Odera Oruka (1944–1995), whose primary aim was to establish, with evidence, that critical reflection upon themes of fundamental importance has always been the concern of a select few in African societies. 25/03/2017 Aristotle's Biology. First published Wed Feb 15, 2006; substantive revision Tue Jan 31, 2017. Aristotle is properly recognized as the originator of the scientific study of life. This is true despite the fact that many earlier Greek natural philosophers occasionally speculated on the origins of living things and much of the Hippocratic medical corpus, which was written before or during Aristotle’s lifetime, displays a serious interest in human anatomy, physiology and pathology. 25/03/2017 Aristotle's Ethics. First published Tue May 1, 2001; substantive revision Mon Apr 21, 2014. Aristotle conceives of ethical theory as a field distinct from the theoretical sciences. Its methodology must match its subject matter—good action—and must respect the fact that in this field many generalizations hold only for the most part. We study ethics in order to improve our lives, and therefore its principal concern is the nature of human well-being. Aristotle follows Socrates and Plato in taking the virtues to be central to a well-lived life. 25/03/2017 Aristotle's Logic. First published Sat Mar 18, 2000; substantive revision Fri Feb 17, 2017. Aristotle’s logic, especially his theory of the syllogism, has had an unparalleled influence on the history of Western thought. It did not always hold this position: in the Hellenistic period, Stoic logic, and in particular the work of Chrysippus, took pride of place. However, in later antiquity, following the work of Aristotelian Commentators, Aristotle’s logic became dominant, and Aristotelian logic was what was transmitted to the Arabic and the Latin medieval traditions, while the works of Chrysippus have not survived. 14/06/2016 Patriotism. First published Mon Jun 1, 2009; substantive revision Wed May 8, 2013. Patriotism raises questions of the sort philosophers characteristically discuss: How is patriotism to be defined? How is it related to similar attitudes, such as nationalism? What is its moral standing: is it morally valuable or perhaps even mandatory, or is it rather a stance we should avoid?. Yet until a few decades ago, philosophers used to show next to no interest in the subject. 06/05/2016 The Repugnant Conclusion. First published Thu Feb 16, 2006; substantive revision Thu Sep 9, 2010. In Derek Parfit's original formulation the Repugnant Conclusion is characterized as follows: “For any possible population of at least ten billion people, all with a very high quality of life, there must be some much larger imaginable population whose existence, if other things are equal, would be better even though its members have lives that are barely worth living” (Parfit 1984). The Repugnant Conclusion highlights a problem in an area of ethics which has become known as population ethics. 06/05/2016 Bertrand Russell. First published Thu Dec 7, 1995; substantive revision Tue Mar 10, 2015. Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872–1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. His most influential contributions include his championing of logicism (the view that mathematics is in some important sense reducible to logic), his refining of Gottlob Frege’s predicate calculus (which still forms the basis of most contemporary systems of logic), his defense of neutral monism (the view that the world consists of just one type of substance which is neither exclusively mental nor exclusively physical), and his theories of definite descriptions, logical atomism and logical types. 06/05/2016 Russell's Paradox. First published Fri Dec 8, 1995; substantive revision Thu Jun 26, 2014. Russell's paradox is the most famous of the logical or set-theoretical paradoxes. Also known as the Russell-Zermelo paradox, the paradox arises within naïve set theory by considering the set of all sets that are not members of themselves. Such a set appears to be a member of itself if and only if it is not a member of itself. Hence the paradox. 26/10/2017 The Social Dimensions of Scientific Knowledge. First published Fri Apr 12, 2002; substantive revision Mon Feb 9, 2015. Study of the social dimensions of scientific knowledge encompasses the effects of scientific research on human life and social relations, the effects of social relations and values on scientific research, and the social aspects of inquiry itself. Several factors have combined to make these questions salient to contemporary philosophy of science. These factors include the emergence of social movements, like environmentalism and feminism, critical of mainstream science; concerns about the social effects of science-based technologies; epistemological questions made salient by big science; new trends in the history of science, especially the move away from internalist historiography; anti-normative approaches in the sociology of science; turns in philosophy to naturalism and pragmatism. This entry reviews the historical background to current research in this area and features of contemporary science that invite philosophical attention. 11/01/2017 Medieval Semiotics. First published Fri Dec 19, 2003; substantive revision Wed May 11, 2011. This entry intends to give an account of the most important stages of the medieval history of semiotics by providing a general chronological survey of the main sources and theoretical developments of the medieval notion of sign. 11/01/2017 Sortals. First published Thu Feb 9, 2006; substantive revision Thu Jul 28, 2016. The world seems to consist of stuff and things. Some of the stuff composes things—that wood constitutes this ship. Some things endure for a long time—the 2nd century Pantheon building in Rome—others are transient—a sandcastle on the beach. People care, to varying degrees, what kind of thing is being considered, and whether the one they are discussing is the same one. The Pantheon in Rome today is the same one that was there in AD 150; the sandcastle on the beach today, though it is in the same location and looks the same, is not the one the tide washed away last night. Why do we care about objects and not just the stuff? Because objects are stuff with extra properties, properties that often persist and are often useful to know about even if the stuff changes. 11/01/2017 Stoicism. First published Mon Apr 15, 1996; substantive revision Fri Dec 6, 2013. Stoicism was one of the new philosophical movements of the Hellenistic period. The name derives from the porch (stoa poikilê) in the Agora at Athens decorated with mural paintings, where the members of the school congregated, and their lectures were held. Unlike ‘epicurean,’ the sense of the English adjective ‘stoical’ is not utterly misleading with regard to its philosophical origins. The Stoics did, in fact, hold that emotions like fear or envy (or impassioned sexual attachments, or passionate love of anything whatsoever) either were, or arose from, false judgements and that the sage—a person who had attained moral and intellectual perfection—would not undergo them. The later Stoics of Roman Imperial times, Seneca and Epictetus, emphasise the doctrines (already central to the early Stoics' teachings) that the sage is utterly immune to misfortune and that virtue is sufficient for happiness. 11/01/2017 Teleological Notions in Biology. First published Wed Mar 20, 1996; substantive revision Sun May 18, 2003. Teleological terms such as "function" and "design" appear frequently in the biological sciences. Examples of teleological claims include: A (biological) function of stotting by antelopes is to communicate to predators that they have been detected. Eagles' wings are (naturally) designed for soaring. Teleological notions were commonly associated with the pre-Darwinian view that the biological realm provides evidence of conscious design by a supernatural creator. Even after creationist viewpoints were rejected by most biologists there remained various grounds for concern about the role of teleology in biology, including whether such terms are: vitalistic (positing some special "life-force"); requiring backwards causation (because future outcomes explain present traits); incompatible with mechanistic explanation (because of 1 and 2); mentalistic (attributing the action of mind where there is none); empirically untestable (for all the above reasons). 11/01/2017 Terrorism. First published Mon Oct 22, 2007; substantive revision Mon Feb 23, 2015. Before the terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001, the subject of terrorism did not loom large in philosophical discussion. Philosophical literature in English amounted to a few monographs and a single collection of papers devoted solely, or largely, to questions to do with terrorism. Articles on the subject in philosophy journals were few and far between; neither of the two major philosophy encyclopedias had an entry. The attacks of September 11 and their aftermath put terrorism on the philosophical agenda: it is now the topic of numerous books, journal articles, special journal issues, and conferences. 14/01/2015 Given that speakers of a language sometimes assert falsehoods and fail to be sincere, under what conditions, if any, is someone's word alone sufficient to justify the beliefs a hearer acquires from those assertions? Of course, besides the word of the speaker, hearers also causally depend in believing testimony on other fundamental sources of knowledge like perception, memory, learning, and inference. Can the reliability of testimony be justified by appeal to these sources? This question represents the dominant epistemological problem of testimony—is testimony an autonomous source of epistemic authority? Reductionists answer negatively. They are opposed by anti-reductionists who hold, characteristically on a priori grounds, that testimony is a source of warrant in itself, not reducible to warrant derived from these other sources, even if empirically dependent on them. 14/01/2015 Samuel Ibn Tibbon (c. 1165–1232) was a translator, philosopher, and philosophical commentator on the Bible. He is most famous for his translation of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew, but he translated other works by Maimonides, and produced the first Hebrew versions of Aristotle and Averroes. In addition to his work as translator, Ibn Tibbon was an original author in his own right. He wrote the first full Aristotelian/Maimonidean explication of the biblical book Ecclesiastes, a philosophical-exegetical monograph entitled Ma’amar Yiqqawu ha-Mayim, and several smaller philosophical-exegetical treatises and epistles. His work was especially important in his native southern France (“Provence”), but he had significant influence also on Jewish philosophy and exegesis in Italy, Byzantium, and Spain, through the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth centuries. He is rightfully considered the founder of Maimonideanism, a philosophical-exegetical movement in medieval Judaism.