Assistant Professor (assistant + professor)

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Selected Abstracts

Magnetic ordering of Mn and Ru in (La0.52Ba0.48) (Mn0.51Ru0.49)O3

S. Y. Wu
The cover picture of the current issue relates to the article by S. Y. Wu et al. [1]. The authors study the crystal structure and magnetic properties of a polycrystalline (La0.52Ba0.48) (Mn0.51Ru0.49)O3 sample. The critical temperatures of Ru and Mn were determined using the temperature dependent peak intensities. Neutron magnetic diffraction measurements show anomalies that are associated with the ferromagnetic ordering of the Mn and Mn/Ru spins, respectively, with the spin magnetic moments (shown as arrows) either parallel or at an inclined angle to the c -axis direction. The corresponding author Sheng Yun Wu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of the National Dong Hwa University in Hualien, Taiwan. His research interests include the study of magnetic properties in perovskite system and spin polarization of closed d-shell nanoparticles. [source]

The 50th Anniversary of the Treadwellian Father-and-Son Era (1881,1959) at the ETH

Wayne Craig
Abstract This year marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Treadwellian Era. More than three quarters of a century earlier American Frederic Pearson Treadwell (1857,1918) began his research at the Eidgenössiches Polytechnikum (since June 23, 1911, known as the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH)). After Frederic's death, William Dupré Treadwell (1885,1959), Frederic's son, was later appointed as assistant professor. Together, their publications in analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry spanned three quarters of a century, and their impact on the usage of instrumentation at the ETH and in the chemical world is still apparent today. [source]

Interview with a Quality Leader,Karen Davis, Executive Director of The Commonwealth Fund

Lecia A. Albright
Dr. Davis is a nationally recognized economist, with a distinguished career in public policy and research. Before joining the Fund, she served as chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where she also held an appointment as professor of economics. She served as deputy assistant secretary for health policy in the Department of Health and Human Services from 1977 to 1980, and was the first woman to head a U.S. Public Health Service agency. Before her government career, Ms. Davis was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC; a visiting lecturer at Harvard University; and an assistant professor of economics at Rice University. A native of Oklahoma, she received her PhD in economics from Rice University, which recognized her achievements with a Distinguished Alumna Award in 1991. Ms. Davis is the recipient of the 2000 Baxter-Allegiance Foundation Prize for Health Services Research. In the spring of 2001, Ms. Davis received an honorary doctorate in human letters from John Hopkins University. In 2006, she was selected for the Academy Health Distinguished Investigator Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field of health services research in addition to the Picker Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient Centered Care. Ms. Davis has published a number of significant books, monographs, and articles on health and social policy issues, including the landmark books HealthCare Cost Containment, Medicare Policy, National Health Insurance: Benefits, Costs, and Consequences, and Health and the War on Poverty. She serves on the Board of Visitors of Columbia University, School of Nursing, and is on the Board of Directors of the Geisinger Health System. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1975; has served two terms on the IOM governing Council (1986,90 and 1997,2000); was a member of the IOM Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Benefits, Payment and Performance Improvement Programs; and was awarded the Adam Yarmolinsky medal in 2007 for her contributions to the mission of the Institute of Medicine. She is a past president of the Academy Health (formerly AHSRHP) and an Academy Health distinguished fellow, a member of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, and a former member of the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research National Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Panel of Health Advisors for the Congressional Budget Office. [source]

Educating the muses: university collections and museums in the Philippines

Ana P. Labrador
,This is a period of reckoning for old and new museums in the Philippines in general and the university museums in particular.' With this in mind, Ana P. Labrador describes the growth and the renewed importance of university museums that characterize the Philippines today. The author is assistant professor of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She is a specialist in museum studies and the theory and aesthetics of non-Western art. She has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in England, focusing on museology and material culture, and has recently published articles in Humanities Research, ArtAsia Pacific Journal and Cambridge Anthropology. [source]

The maximal axial parameters in equivalent parametrizations of high symmetry crystal-field Hamiltonians

Jacek Mulak
The cover picture represents a fingerprint of crystal-field parametrization, that is a map of the normalized crystal-field parameter B40 for the Pr3+ ion in Pr2CuO4 of C4v point symmetry according to the reference frame orientation (based on the data by Riou et al. [2]). This map is equivalent to the angle dependence of the k = 4 component of the crystal-field Hamiltonian. The contour lines are the equipotential lines. The picture relates to the work by Jacek Mulak, Maciej Mulak, and Ryszard Gonczarek [1]. The first author is a graduate in Chemistry (Wroclaw University of Technology, 1962) and Mathematics (University of Wroclaw, 1968), now holding the position of a professor at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences in Wroclaw, Poland. He specializes in the crystal-field theory and its application to magnetism and spectroscopy. He embarked on his scientific career as an assistant professor to Professor W,odzimierz Trzebiatowski (1906,1982). The paper is then a tribute to Professor W,odzimierz Trzebiatowski, the founder of the physico-chemical school at Wroclaw's Academic Center. (© 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim) [source]

Inclusion: lessons from the children

Phyllis Jones
Phyllis Jones is assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of South Florida. In this article, she describes the work she did while acting as consultant to an Early Years Childcare Development Partnership (EYCDP) in the north of England. Part of this process entailed developing a Charter for Inclusion for the Partnership. Phyllis Jones and her colleagues decided to draw upon the views of children and designed a picture booklet, with questions, in order to encourage a small group of children, aged between six and 14 years, to talk about inclusion. Parents or primary care workers worked through the booklet with the children, exploring what inclusion may mean for them from general and personal perspectives. A total of 14 booklets were returned, with responses exemplifying the strong contribution children are able to make, not only to the philosophical drive for greater inclusion, but also to our understanding of what helps and hinders inclusive practice. Phyllis Jones reviews those ideas here and also reflects on some of the methodological issues that arise when researching the views of children in innovative and imaginative ways. [source]

On the Outskirts of Physics: Eva von Bahr as an Outsider Within in Early 20th Century Swedish Experimental Physics

CENTAURUS, Issue 1 2009
Staffan Wennerholm
Abstract Eva von Bahr (1874,1962) got her doctorate in experimental physics at the Physics Institute at Uppsala University in 1908. Subsequently she became the first woman assistant professor in physics in Sweden. In the face of many obstacles, she worked as a physicist for six years in Uppsala and Berlin. In 1914 she took a position as a school teacher. This article explores von Bahr's trajectory through academic experimental physics. It is argued that network connections with male scientists enabled her work. Her associations were a mix between institutional relationships and informal connections, resulting in what is labeled a ,hybrid of connections'. Furthermore it is argued that von Bahr became an ,outsider within' in academic experimental physics. Her connections created openings, but these coexisted with hindrances. It is argued that von Bahr oscillated between being an insider and an outsider which created a fractured identity. Her position and identity was a mix between membership and non-membership. Through examining von Bahr's career this article aims to bring together historical research on women in science and theoretical work in science studies. Furthermore, the article argues the analytical value of feminist perspectives on scientific collaborations as a way to a deeper understanding of the network structures of science. [source]

Publish or Perish: A Limited Author Analysis of ICA and NCA Journals

Ulla Bunz
The study reported in this article investigated some of the communication discipline's publication conventions to provide information that can shape hiring, promotion, and/or tenure practices, particularly at highly research-oriented universities. The study investigates 349 research articles by 125 authors published in eight International Communication Association (ICA) and National Communication Association (NCA) journals between January 1999 and June 2004. The analyses focus on authors, their gender, academic rank, and university affiliations. Results show that full professors have significantly higher rates of productivity than either associate or assistant professors, even though assistant professors as a group are associated with the most manuscripts. The study reveals a short list (n = 12) of universities whose faculty and/or alumni have published more than their peers and those scholars' preferred publication outlets; recognizes especially productive scholars by academic rank (n = 11); and presents data that indicate a potential trend towards dissolving gender differences. [source]

Encouraging Consensus-Challenging Research in Universities*

Jeffery S. McMullen
abstract Drawing from self-efficacy theory and transcriptions of in-depth interviews, we construct a conjoint experiment that we then administer to 54 tenure-tracked assistant professors from two Research-I universities in the United States. Findings from their 1728 nested decisions show that the administrative effectiveness of outcome expectations and time constraints in encouraging highly uncertain, consensus-challenging research depends on the research self-efficacy of scholars. As expected, we find that increases in anticipated credit are more effective at encouraging consensus-challenging research when scholars perceive themselves to be highly competent in the line of research being pursued. Surprisingly, however, we also find that increases in both blame and time pressures are more discouraging of consensus-challenging research when scholars perceive themselves to be highly competent in a research area. We conclude by discussing the findings and their implications for research and practice. [source]