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2008 - International Congress for Conservation Biology Words: 205 words || 
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1. Bulluck, Jason. "THE VIRGINIA CONSERVATION LANDS NEEDS ASSESSMENT: VIRGINIA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM'S GIS TOOLS FOR MULTI-SCALE CONSERVATION PLANNING" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Congress for Conservation Biology, Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN, Jul 10, 2008 <Not Available>. 2019-06-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p244006_index.html>
Publication Type: Abstract
Abstract: One thing is clear for Virginia: inevitable population growth will collapse our ecological support systems, further degrade environmental health and permanently damage our natural resources, unless Conservation Planning becomes socially and economically fundamental. The Virginia Conservation Lands Needs Assessment (VCLNA), recently completed by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, provides a GIS model-based toolset to streamline the Conservation Planning process for decision makers at multiple levels. Guided by Virginia’s Green Infrastructure Advisory Workgroup, the VCLNA is a suite of seven statewide GIS models: Ecological Integrity, Cultural Assets, Recreational, Forest Economics, Agricultural, Watershed Integrity and Vulnerability, or threat of land consumption by development. These models provide quantitative spatial data summaries of these Green Infrastructure assets and a tool to analyze how they may fare in the coming years. The VCLNA was developed with versatility to provide resource models for state and federal agencies, while also fulfilling the planning needs of local governments, planning district commissions, land trusts, and other non-profit conservation groups, who seek comprehensive ways to balance land use and prioritize conservation. Through our conservation partner-specific and multi-media approach to implementation, we are also working to assure that these tools are most useful to diverse Conservation Planning efforts throughout the Commonwealth.

2004 - American Sociological Association Pages: 20 pages || Words: 5303 words || 
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2. Proenza-Coles, Christina. "Imagining Communities in Black and White: Stratification in Colonial Virginia and Cuba" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Hilton San Francisco & Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA,, Aug 14, 2004 Online <.PDF>. 2019-06-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p109250_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper reassesses Tannenbaum’s thesis on the differences between North American and Latin American race relations by looking to the colonial period for the origins of modern racial categories and by placing the development of free labor and ideologies of whiteness at the center of analysis. Focusing on Virginia and Cuba, the study examines how colonial legal and social regulations, particularly those surrounding labor and sexual relations, generated distinctive systems of social stratification and novel conceptions of race in the two colonies. These disparate approaches to labor and racial classification in the colonial period shaped nineteenth century transformations in the labor regime and nation-building in Cuba and the US more broadly, as the dismantling of slavery, the rise of wage labor, and increased immigration altered discourses of race and nation. The paper argues that the way in which colonial Virginia and Cuba solved their labor problems fundamentally shaped their constructions of racial categories. It concludes that the absence of a cross-class racial contract comparable to the one scholars like Edmund Morgan and Charles Mills have identified with the US is key to the disparate racial economies of Anglo and Iberian America.

2007 - American Sociological Association Pages: 16 pages || Words: 4568 words || 
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3. Verdaguer, Maria-Eugenia. "Barriers to Ethnic Entrepreneurship: The Latino Experience in Northern Virginia" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, TBA, New York, New York City, Aug 10, 2007 Online <PDF>. 2019-06-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p184057_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Drawing from a qualitative pilot study on Northern Virginia immigrant Latinos, this paper will address an important aspect of the immigrant experience that has unfortunately received little emphasis: the entrepreneurial capacity of skilled Latino and Latina workers in both manual and professional occupations. The question that drives our research is straightforward: What social factors help explain why rates of Latino business formation and self-employment –the traditional routes to immigrant integration and empowerment— have lagged behind those of other immigrant groups? Through in-depth interviews (N=75) with Latino and Latina immigrants from both working- and middle-class backgrounds, we will examine the degree to which social, organizational and cultural factors impinge on their economic activities. We expect preliminary findings of this study will draw attention to the multiple contributions the Latino community stands to make through the establishment of business ventures that can provide levels of economic integration and growth that have not yet been fully tapped. Further, we anticipate that such findings will be of use to social policies adopted by decision makers in the region, including human service organizations, business groups, and non-governmental organizations as well.

2008 - Southern Political Science Association Pages: 27 pages || Words: 6847 words || 
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4. van Assendelft, Laura. "Women in Local Politics: A Case Study of Southwest Virginia" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Hotel Intercontinental, New Orleans, LA, Jan 09, 2008 <Not Available>. 2019-06-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p206301_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Research on women in politics has focused primarily on state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. Less is known about the backgrounds, motivations, and resources of women in local politics, particularly in rural areas. What draws these women into office at the local level? Do women in local politics confront the same barriers that women face at the state level and/or nationally? Do rural politics produce unique issues that women must address? A barrier to quantitative research on this topic has been the limited number of women serving in elective office in rural areas. This study, however, creates a larger database by examining the entire Southwest region within Virginia, including twenty-six counties and eleven cities. By surveying these women, more can be learned about the role that political socialization and family play in the decision to run for office; the cultural attitudes that may present barriers to women running for office; the role of political parties in recruiting women to run for local office; the role that local office plays as a breeding ground for candidates to run for higher office; and the different issues, styles of leadership, and goals that women may bring to the table.

2005 - North American Association For Environmental Education Words: 40 words || 
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5. Corney, Sarah. and Corney, Jeff. "Central Virginia's Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Association For Environmental Education, Oct 24, 2005 <Not Available>. 2019-06-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p34493_index.html>
Publication Type: Presentation Proposal
Abstract: This poster illustrates the successful delivery of a U.S. EPA sponsored environmental education curriculum, adapted from Project WET and Save Our Streams, that infuses sound EE principles into water resource lessons by providing students with a meaningful, field-based watershed experience.

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