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2011 - UCEA Annual Convention Pages: unavailable || Words: 2198 words || 
1. Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve. "City Lines, County Lines, Color Lines: Patterns of School and Housing Segregation in Four Southern Metros, 1990-2010" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the UCEA Annual Convention, Westin Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 16, 2011 Online <PDF>. 2018-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This study shows that efforts to overcome the divisive nature of school district boundary lines, together with comprehensive desegregation policy, are related to significant progress in combating both school and housing segregation. Findings ultimately indicate that metros with city-suburban school desegregation plans report much faster declines in housing segregation from 1990 to 2010. This analysis should inform future leadership and policy straegies to promote healthy regional spaces across the country.

2004 - International Communication Association Pages: 29 pages || Words: 8693 words || 
2. Riggs, Karen. "The Digital Divide’s Gray Fault Line: Aging Workers, Technology, and Policy The Digital Divide’s Gray Fault Line: Aging Workers, Technology, and Policy The Digital Divide's Gray Fault Line: Aging Workers, Technology, and Policy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans Sheraton, New Orleans, LA, May 27, 2004 Online <.PDF>. 2018-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Drawing on the author's ethnographic and textual analysis research over a five-year period in the United States, the paper observes that older generations of workers are getting used to the new models of technology-driven communication but may not feel "at home" in them. The author suggests steps for policy makers to stimulate and reward older workers, whose roles in the "new work" are both vital and threatened. Proceeding from data suggesting that work status often drives home computer and Internet competencies and usage in the lives of Americans over 50, the author acknowledges that the advancing age of Baby Boomers will cause some generational differences in competency and usage to disappear, but cultural differences among elders will persist. Effective public policy for curing the Digital Divide must include attention to older Americans on the margins, many of whom are single women, racial minorities, and residents of central-city or rural areas, the author claims. Recommendations include:
1. Tailor retirement systems for individual differences.
2. Make employment sectors elder friendly.
3. Make the educational system non-discriminatory.
4. Eliminate ageist practices inside the academy.
5. Strengthen policies to deter age discrimination by employers.
6. Encourage inclusive images of older workers.
7. Stop retrofitting facilities to "shoehorn" in disabled (often older) workers.
8. Encourage intergenerational learning communities.
9. Pursue age studies and intergenerational research.
The author concludes that citizens must assume a collective responsibility for re-creating social environments that will accommodate unprecedented complexities of intergenerational living in today's world.

2005 - Association for the Study of African American Life and History Words: 239 words || 
3. Kimble, Jr., Lionel. ""Picket lines were the front lines for Democracy": Black Veterans and Post- WWII Labor Protests" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Hyatt Regency, Buffalo, New York USA, <Not Available>. 2018-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Abstract: During the Second World War African Americans realized their presence was often unwelcome by whites in the expanding wartime workplace. After the war, militancy among former GIs for better employment sharply increased, as many vets believed that they were entitled to increased federal protection because they had answered America’s call to duty. For many within the working-class African American community, a better wage was synonymous with the "American dream" and some felt that picket lines all over the country were the front lines for democracy.

This paper examines the racial dynamics in Chicago were reshaped in the American workplace by the return of black veterans. For many of these veterans, the activities they participated in during the years following World War II demonstrated their refusal to return to the status of second-class citizen in African American community of Chicago’s Southside from the foxholes of Europe and the Pacific. The paper examines both organized and unorganized labor protest by World War II vets as well as the impact these protest actions held in shaping postwar employment opportunities.

This study of labor militancy and civil rights in Chicago adds to the history of workers’ activism in Chicago. By focusing on the lives and labors of African Americans, this project will add to and illuminate the important aspect of the wartime story of black Chicago that is still being overlooked by historians of African American labor.

2017 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
4. Ricucci, Roberta. "Being Muslim on-line, European Off-line: Second Generations and their Religious belonging in a Catholic Country" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, Aug 12, 2017 Online <PDF>. 2018-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The growing presence of Muslims in Europe and the recent tragic events (e.g. France, Germany) stresses relations with “diversity”, especially in those areas where the incidence of migrants coming from Maghreb is higher and where there is an Arabic presence visible through ethnic shops, women wearing the chador and men wearing long robes the issues of control and safety have been on the agenda for many years. On the other hand, according to Muslim organizations there is a common interest in presenting a “moderate Islam”. The paper will be focussed on a specific context (Italy), where the relations between “natives” and immigrants (especially Muslims) is additionally under pressure due to the arrivals of asylum seekers. In this framework, the paper will address the following questions: 1) How young Muslims living in Italy use Facebook for developing, managing and discussing their religious belonging and 2) Should internet (and social networks in particular) be the safe arena in contrast with cities, neighbourhoods and groups where anti-Muslim feelings are in the air and break out frequently?
These issues will be discussed using 40 interviews with young people involved in ethnic and/or religious activities and belonging to Islam living in various Italian cities, carried out in 2016, divided equally by sex. The analysis will also be enriched by considering stakeholders’ points of view and 5 Muslim associations’ representatives.

2015 - DSI Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
5. Visich, John. and Khumawala, Basheer. "Smoothing Mixed-Model S-Line and U-Line Balances" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the DSI Annual Meeting, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington, Nov 21, 2015 Online <PDF>. 2018-10-15 <>
Publication Type: Abstract
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: In this research we will present a comparison of mixed-model serial and U-shaped assembly line balancing solutions for a 61-task 4-model test problem for a variety of model mixes, sequences and workstations. Initial line balances are smoothed by minimizing the sum of the cycle time violations using the Great Deluge Algorithm.

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