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2015 - Association for Asian Studies - Annual Conference Words: 250 words || 
1. Damian, Michelle. "Water Currents, Economic Currents: The Role of Local Ports in Late Medieval Shipping on the Seto Inland Sea" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies - Annual Conference, Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois, <Not Available>. 2019-12-10 <>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: The Seto Inland Sea is well known for being medieval Japan’s major maritime transportation artery. Several Seto Inland Sea port sites loom large in late medieval Japanese history, such as Akamagaseki and Onomichi. These were hubs for shipping goods as payments for rents and dues (nengu) to the central court, and those cargoes usually passed through ports such as Hyōgo and Sakai, gateways to the capital. Yet the Records of Incoming Ships at the Hyōgo Northern Checkpoint (1445), a logbook recording the types and volumes of trade goods shipped through Hyōgo, shows that commercial shipmasters claimed port of registry at over a hundred ports scattered throughout the Inland Sea. Taken together with archaeological evidence of even more port sites absent from the written record, this suggests a thriving commerce independent of estate shipments. Despite the important role these numerous sites played in maritime shipping and transshipping of goods in late medieval Japanese history, scholars generally have not focused on smaller ports.

This paper will argue that these smaller ports were actually critical in the development of wider commercial networks along the inland sea. Smaller size and physical proximity to procurers of marine goods often created a different type of port that specialized in shipping locally-produced goods. Alternatively, being situated in a strategic position along well-traveled maritime routes sometimes allowed even smaller ports to facilitate transshipping. Understanding the types and roles of ports in the maritime networks of the Seto Inland Sea sheds light on commercial development in late medieval Japan.

2012 - AECT International Convention Words: 75 words || 
2. Bohaychuk, Jerome. "Can Current Technocentric Interfaces Sustain Learner Experiences for Current and Future Highly Connected Learning Environments?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AECT International Convention, The Galt House, Louisville, KY, Oct 30, 2012 <Not Available>. 2019-12-10 <>
Publication Type: Concurrent Presentation
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Converging web, mobile, and social technologies into cohesive, interactive learning environments may require new approaches to designing and developing a specialized interface, the instructional interface. This session uses illustrative examples to present different interface design approaches that extend and transform technocentric user interface design and define approaches to designing instructional interfaces that may meet the demands of current and future learning environment requirements. Results of Masters thesis research will be presented for consideration and discussion.

2006 - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Words: 251 words || 
3. Zeolla, Mario. and Cerulli, Jennifer. "Evaluating Dietary Supplement Information Resources Currently Used by Practicing Pharmacists" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California, USA, Jul 05, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-12-10 <>
Publication Type: Abstract
Abstract: Objectives
Despite availability of numerous dietary supplement (DS) information resources, studies suggest pharmacists may not utilize them. The objective of this study was to survey practicing pharmacists regarding their use of DS information resources. A secondary objective is to determine the impact of a continuing education (CE) program on resource use.

An anonymous 14-item survey was administered to pharmacists prior to a CE program about DS drug interactions and information resources. Gender, professional degree, practice setting and years of experience were assessed. Subjects rated the overall adequacy of resources available in their practice. Adequacy and the usefulness of six common DS resources was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 [1=reference(s) completely useless/inadequate, 5=very useful/adequate]. A 1-year follow-up survey assessing current resource use will be mailed to participants.

58 completed surveys were returned. 53% of respondents were female and 97% held a Bachelors degree. . Community/retail and hospital settings were most common (43% each). 51 (88%) of respondents had more than 10 years of experience. A median score of 3 (range 1-5) was reported for adequacy of currently available resources. Overall, use of the six references was low. The most common, Micromedex:AltMedDex, was used by only 18 (32%) of respondents, reporting a median usefulness of 3 (range 2-5). The remaining five were used by 25% or less of respondents.

Experienced pharmacists in both community and hospital settings infrequently utilize DS information resources. Education on the availability and features of these resources could change usage patterns.

2004 - American Political Science Association Pages: 45 pages || Words: 11930 words || 
4. Kono, Daniel. "Explaining the Success of Preferential Trade Arrangements: A Test of Current Political-Economy Models" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hilton Chicago and the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, Sep 02, 2004 <Not Available>. 2019-12-10 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Despite a large and growing literature on preferential trade arrangements (PTAs), few scholars have systematically examined why some PTAs have been more successful than others at liberalizing trade among members. In this paper I test extant hypotheses concerning intra-PTA liberalization by examining changes in intra-bloc trade from 1950-2000. I test three broad types of hypothesis: “military-systemic”, “institutional” and “demand-side”. These hypotheses, and my variables, encompass three levels of analysis: the bloc, the member country and the dyad. I find that variables from all three categories and levels of analysis have significant effects on intra-PTA trade liberalization. Explaining such liberalization thus requires attention to military, institutional and economic factors as well as to PTA-wide, national and dyadic effects.

2005 - American Political Science Association Pages: 21 pages || Words: 7099 words || 
5. Beaulieu, Emily. and Speulda, Nicole. "Healthy Relationships: How Changes to the Current Structure of Healthcare in America would Help Individuals Achieve Gender Equity in Marriage" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, Sep 01, 2005 <Not Available>. 2019-12-10 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: In Justice, Gender, and the Family, Susan Moller Okin argues for an equal division of paid and unpaid labor among spouses, as the solution to gender inequity in modern marriage. While Okin’s argument about gender inequities within marriage turns on the effects of sexism and gender roles, the importance of economic realities should not be overlooked. In addition to gender-based discrimination, our society’s current structure of paid labor effectively undermines the achievement of gender equity. Working in tandem with sexism, the need for at least one full-time employee in a family makes the equal division of paid and unpaid labor highly impractical in most cases. Beginning from the premise that the full-time employment imperative presents a significant obstacle to true equality in the home, this paper identifies one factor that contributes to the need for full-time employment: healthcare. A move away from employer provided healthcare, which currently privileges full-time employment, would reduce as least some of the need families feel to have one full-time wage earner, and would represent a tangible step toward the achievement of Okin’s ideal.

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