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A Universidade Internacional da Flórida é uma instituição de educação superior pública estadunidense localizada em Miami, no estado da Flórida.

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Puerto Ricans in the Empire: Tobacco Growers and U.S. Colonialism

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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This flyer promotes the event "Puerto Ricans in the Empire: Tobacco Growers and U.S. Colonialism", a book presentation by Author Teresita A. Levy. The book focuses on the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States in the tobacco-leaf market. Teresita Levy is an associate professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican studies at Lehman College, City University of New York, and the associate director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the Graduate Center. This event was held on August 24, 2015 at the Florida International University, Modesto A Maidique Campus, DM 445.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1250/thumbnail.jpg

The Catholic Church in Cuba and the Diaspora: A Symposium

The Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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This flyer promotes a symposium "The Catholic Church in Cuba and the Diaspora: A Symposium". Among the topics discussed were Pope Francis' September 2015 visit to Cuba and the United States, and its impact on the future of the Catholic Church in Cuba and the diaspora. Among the speakers for this event were Dr. Ana Maria Bidegain, FIU, Sister Ondina Cortes, St. Thomas University, Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, University of Miami, Bibi Hidalgo, co-founder, En Comunion, Ana Celia Perera, independent scholar, Dagoberto Valdes, Convivencia, and Achbishop Thomas Wenski, Archdiosese of Miami.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1249/thumbnail.jpg

The Virgin of Charity of Cobre

The Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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This flyer promotes a lecture by Cuban attorney and scholar Emilio Cueto called " The Virgin of Charity of Cobre". Cueto will discuss the origins and developments of the devotion to the Virgin of Charity of Cobre among Cubans on the Island and abroad. This event was conducted in Spanish, held on September 17, 2015 at FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus DM 445.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1248/thumbnail.jpg

The Arsenio Rodriguez Trilogy

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
This lecture promotes "The Arsenio Rodriguez Trilogy", a book presentation by Jairo Grijalba Ruiz on the influential Cuban mambo and salso musician Arsenio Rodriguez. Dr. Jairo Grijalba Ruiz is a Colombian anthropologist who specializes in Afro-Caribbean popular music. This presentation was held on September 3, 2015 at Books & Books in Coral Gables.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1247/thumbnail.jpg

Broadcasting Modernity

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
This flyer promotes the event "Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television, 1950-1960" , a book presentation by author and television historian Yeidy Rivero, with comments by Jorge Duany. Rivero will speak on the Cuban television industry enabling different institutions to convey the nation's progress, democracy, and education, among other things. This event was co-presented by the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries and held on September 9, 2015 at FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus DM 445.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1246/thumbnail.jpg

Teaching Music to Cuban Children

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
This flyer promotes a lecture by Eurydice Losada called "Teaching Music to Cuban Children", which discusses the results of research on the development of musical skills among Cuban children from 8 to 11 years old. Losada is a Cuban pianist, choir director and academic. This lecture was held in Spanish at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 445 on September 29,2015.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1245/thumbnail.jpg

The Spanish Influence on Dance in Cuba

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
This flyer promotes the event "The Spanish Influence on Dance in Cuba", a lecture by Irene Rodriguez, an experienced Cuban dancer and dance company owner. The lecture was held on October 20, 2015 at FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1244/thumbnail.jpg

A History of Little Havana

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
This flyer promotes a book presentation by Guillermo J. Grenier and Corinna J. Moebius called "A History of Little Havana". The authors trace the history and growth of Miami's Latin cultural epicenter, Little Havana. The presentation was held at Books&Books in Coral Gables, FL on October 23, 2015.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1243/thumbnail.jpg

Cuban Literature in Exile

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
This flyer promotes a lecture by Zoe Valdes on recent literary trends, works, and authors of Cuban origin living outside the island. Valdes was born in Havana, Cuba and is the authors of 32 novels. This lecture was conducted in Spanish, held on October 28, 2015 at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center, Room 140.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1242/thumbnail.jpg

''Jose Martí: Images of Memory and Mourning", Book Presentation by Emilio Bejel

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International Univeristy
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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This flyer promotes the event ''Jose Martí: Images of Memory and Mourning", Book Presentation by Emilio Bejel" cosponsored by the Department of Modern Languages at FIU. This event was held at Books & Books in Coral Gables.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1114/thumbnail.jpg

"Jose Martí: Resisting Melancholia for the Image of the Cuban Hero", Lecture by Emilio Bejel

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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This flyer promotes the event ""Jose Martí: Resisting Melancholia for the Image of the Cuban Hero", Lecture by Emilio Bejel", cosponsored by the Department of Modern Languages at FIU.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1113/thumbnail.jpg

Save the Date Classically Cuban Concert: Music for Martí

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
This is the save the date flyer for the event "Classically Cuban Concert: Music for Martí".; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1112/thumbnail.jpg

Discovery & Born-Digital Archiving: Open Source Systems for Preservation and Access

Cooper, L. Bryan; Perez Martinez, Margarita
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation
Português
The Everglades Explorer (EE) portal at http://ee.fiu.edu continues to evolve with the addition of the Internet Archive's Archive-It, and future planned alignment with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The reasons for the development of the portal continue to exist, as originally perceived four years ago. Adaptations to ongoing change and system testing continues, and the use of Archive-It has broad institutional potential beyond EE. Cross-walking skills continue to grown, and will benefit future syndication and discovery system integration. The metadata normalization and harmonization will help save time for the end-user. Preservation and access to learning and research resources for the Greater Everglades Watershed -- stretching from the Kissimmee River Basin to the Florida Keys -- can continue to expand.

Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report

Digital Collections Center, Florida International University; Rogers, Jamie
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
This report provides information on the digital activities for the fiscal year 2014-2015.

Innovative Modular High Performance Lightweight Decks for Accelerated Bridge Construction

Ghasemi, Sahar -
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
At an average age of 42 years, 10% of the nation’s over 607,000 bridges are posted for load restrictions, with an additional 15% considered structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. While there are major concerns with decks in 75% of structurally deficient bridges, often weight and geometry of the deck further limit the load rating and functionality of the bridge. Traditional deck systems and construction methods usually lead to prolonged periods of traffic delays, limiting options for transportation agencies to replace or widen a bridge, especially in urban areas. The purpose of this study was to develop a new generation of ultra-lightweight super shallow solid deck systems to replace open grid steel decks on movable bridges and as well serve as a viable alternative in bridge deck replacements across the country. The study has led to a lightweight low-profile asymmetric waffle deck made with advanced materials. The asymmetry comes from the arrangement of primary and secondary ribs, respectively perpendicular and parallel to the direction of traffic. The waffle deck is made with ultrahigh performance concrete (UHPC) reinforced with either high-strength steel (HSS) or carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) reinforcement. With this combination...

Private Rights for the Public Good?

Osei Tutu, J. Janewa
Fonte: SelectedWorks Publicador: SelectedWorks
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
The counterfeit medicines discussion is an example of how the use of a turbid rationale for greater intellectual property protections serves sophisticated private interests while potentially harming the public interest. The risk of harm created by counterfeit medicines provides a compelling counter-narrative to the access to medicines critique of intellectual property rights. Intellectual property advocates and the pharmaceutical industry have portrayed poor global enforcement of intellectual property rights as contributing to the proliferation of dangerous counterfeit medications. Yet, the deliberate linkage in the literature between weak intellectual property rights and the harms caused by counterfeit medicines provides a justification for new international treaties, such as the recent Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, that require increased government enforcement of intellectual property rights, even where the public interest justifications are relatively weak. The counterfeit medicines narrative gives private industry a public interest rationale instead of a profit-oriented rationale for demanding government enforcement of private intellectual property rights. This Article advocates a public interest test to determine when, and to what extent...

Corporate "Human Rights" to Intellectual Property Protection

Osei Tutu, J. Janewa
Fonte: SelectedWorks Publicador: SelectedWorks
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
The global intellectual property system protects the interests of intellectual property owners, sometimes to the detriment of competing interests like public health or access to knowledge. Some scholars have proposed a human rights framework for intellectual property as a way to inject balance into the current system. However, the assertion that human rights will bring balance is often coupled with the assumption that corporations are, by definition, excluded from human rights-based intellectual property claims. Yet, corporations have used, and are likely to continue to use, human rights law to ground their intellectual property claims. Since multinational corporations were a major driving force behind increased global intellectual property standards, a human rights framework for intellectual property must contemplate the likelihood that corporations will attempt to co-opt a human rights model in order to bolster their intellectual property claims. Moreover, framing intellectual property interests from a human rights perspective can affect our conceptions of intellectual property and our analysis of the relationship between intellectual property rights and other interests. This Article contends that there is value in using human rights law to limit excessive intellectual property protection. However...

Sex-Positive Curricula: An Investigation of the Relationship Between Physical Fitness, Self-Concept and Sexual Functioning

Jiannine, Lia
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Português
Despite the well-recognized benefits of exercise, Americans are gaining weight in astounding proportions and levels of physical activity are on the decline. The purpose of this study was to investigate a relationship between physical fitness, self-concept and sexual health. There is a dearth of knowledge on this relationship specifically in the context of sex-negative curricula, which is the dominate discourse in the United States. One hundred and thirty-three participants between the ages of 18 - 50 volunteered for fitness testing and data collection. Physical fitness was assessed through body fat, resting metabolic rate, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility. Self-reported exercise was measured using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Self-concept was measured by the Six Factor Self-Concept Scale, which presented a total self-concept score and as six individual concepts of self (likability, morality, task accomplishment, giftedness, power and vulnerability). Additionally, sexual function was measured by Derogatis Interview for Sexual Functioning and presented as both an aggregate score and five separate constructs of sexual functioning (fantasy/cognition, arousal, orgasm, behavior/experience...

Movement effects on the flow physics and nutrient delivery in engineered valvular tissues

Salinas, Manuel
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Mechanical conditioning has been shown to promote tissue formation in a wide variety of tissue engineering efforts. However the underlying mechanisms by which external mechanical stimuli regulate cells and tissues are not known. This is particularly relevant in the area of heart valve tissue engineering (HVTE) owing to the intense hemodynamic environments that surround native valves. Some studies suggest that oscillatory shear stress (OSS) caused by steady flow and scaffold flexure play a critical role in engineered tissue formation derived from bone marrow derived stem cells (BMSCs). In addition, scaffold flexure may enhance nutrient (e.g. oxygen, glucose) transport. In this study, we computationally quantified the i) magnitude of fluid-induced shear stresses; ii) the extent of temporal fluid oscillations in the flow field using the oscillatory shear index (OSI) parameter, and iii) glucose and oxygen mass transport profiles. Noting that sample cyclic flexure induces a high degree of oscillatory shear stress (OSS), we incorporated moving boundary computational fluid dynamic simulations of samples housed within a bioreactor to consider the effects of: 1) no flow, no flexure (control group), 2) steady flow-alone, 3) cyclic flexure-alone and 4) combined steady flow and cyclic flexure environments. We also coupled a diffusion and convention mass transport equation to the simulated system. We found that the coexistence of both OSS and appreciable shear stress magnitudes...

Evaluating the effectiveness of discrete trial procedures for teaching receptive discrimination to children with autism spectrum disorders

Sepulveda, Desiree Jasmin
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Português
Research has found that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) show significant deficits in receptive language skills (Wiesmer, Lord, & Esler, 2010). One of the primary goals of applied behavior analytic intervention is to improve the communication skills of children with autism by teaching receptive discriminations. Both receptive discriminations and receptive language entail matching spoken words with corresponding objects, symbols (e.g., pictures or words), actions, people, and so on (Green, 2001). In order to develop receptive language skills, children with autism often undergo discrimination training within the context of discrete trial training. This training entails teaching the learner how to respond differentially to different stimuli (Green, 2001). It is through discrimination training that individuals with autism learn and develop language (Lovaas, 2003). The present study compares three procedures for teaching receptive discriminations: (1) simple/conditional (Procedure A), (2) conditional only (Procedure B), and (3) conditional discrimination of two target cards (Procedure C). Six children, ranging in age from 2-years-old to 5-years-old, with an autism diagnosis were taught how to receptively discriminate nine sets of stimuli. Results suggest that the extra training steps included in the simple/conditional and conditional only procedures may not be necessary to teach children with autism how to receptively discriminate. For all participants...