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University of Akron

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Works: 6,071 works in 6,296 publications in 1 language and 13,125 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  History  Internet videos  Conference papers and proceedings  Newspapers  Programmed instructional materials  Anecdotes  Bibliographies 
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Classifications: BD232, 813.52
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The journal of value inquiry( )

in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One issue per year 1967-69 and 1976 contains the proceedings of the Conference on Value Inquiry
The Faulkner journal( )

in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peer-reviewed forum for the scholarly study of William Faulkner's life and works
Albert Bandura : Part 1( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this video discussion, psychologist Albert Bandura discusses the influences on his theories and research and considers cognitive and social behavior modification, social learning, modeling, and aggression
System life and reliability modeling for helicopter transmissions by M Savage( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A computer program which simulates life and reliability of helicopter transmissions is presented. The helicopter transmissions may be composed of spiral bevel gear units and planetary gear units - alone, in series or in parallel. The spiral bevel gear units may have either single or dual input pinions, which are identical. The planetary gear units may be stepped or unstepped and the number of planet gears carried by the planet arm may be varied. The reliability analysis used in the program is based on the Weibull distribution lives of the transmission components. The computer calculates the system lives and dynamic capacities of the transmission components and the transmission. The system life is defined as the life of the component or transmission at an output torque at which the probability of survival is 90 percent. The dynamic capacity of a component or transmission is defined as the output torque which can be applied for one million output shaft cycles for a probability of survival of 90 percent. A complete summary of the life and dynamic capacity results is produced by the program
Life and dynamic capacity modeling for aircraft transmissions by M Savage( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AEB, Analytical & enumerative bibliography( )

in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. for Oct. 1977 contains Index to reviews of bibliographical publications, 1976
Chains of opportunity : the University of Akron and the emergence of the polymer age, 1909-2007 by Mark D Bowles( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While "plastics" was a one-word joke in the 1967 movie The Graduate, plastics and other polymers have never been a laughing matter at the University of Akron, with its world-renowned College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. Chains of Opportunity: The University of Akron and the Emergence of the Polymer Age, 1909-2007 tells the story of the university's rise to prominence in the field, beginning with the world's first academic course in rubber chemistry almost a century ago." "Chains of Opportunity explores the university's pioneering contributions to rubber chemistry, polymer science, and polymer engineering. It traces the school's interaction with Akron rubber giants such as Goodyear and Firestone, recounts its administration of the federal government's synthetic rubber program during World War II, and describes its role in the development and professionalization of the academic discipline in polymers. The University of Akron has been an essential force in establishing the polymer age that has become a pervasive part of our material lives, in everything from toys to biotechnology."--book jacket
The Buchtelite( )

in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, professionalism, and power : modern party organization and the legacy of Ray C. Bliss( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Organometallic polymeric conductors" : final report for cooperative agreement NCC3-225, NASA-Lewis Research Center by Wiley J Youngs( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonlinear constitutive relations for high temperature applications : proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the University of Akron and NASA Lewis Research Center and held at the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, May 19-20, 1982 by Symposium on Nonlinear Constitutive Relations for High Temperature Applications( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trial use of the ALLP French program at the University of Akron, 1963-64 by Theodore H Mueller( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1-year programed course in beginning french tested the feasibility of programed learning and isolated those problems peculiar to teaching on the college and adult level. "The allp programed beginning french course," which specified the oral skills only, was the main pedagogical device used. The results of the pilot program supported the belief that programed learning is feasible on the college level. The results obtained, especially in the acquisition of speech habits, suggest that the program might be applied in high school with the supervision of a knowledgeable french teacher. Yet the first trial use pointed out areas in which the program needed improvements, revisions, and additions. Related information may be found in ed 010 488. (gd)
The Function of Just World Beliefs in Promoting Student Long-Term Academic Investment and Subjective Well-Being : the Moderating Effects of Social Status by Haley M Downing( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current study sought to test the ability of just world beliefs to explain subjective well-being and long-term academic investment outcomes across social status in a college student sample. Belief in a just world has been posited as a psychological resource that allows individuals to perceive their world as controllable and predictable, which provides not only a basis for moderating emotion, even in the face of obstacles, but also creates a "social contract" of expectation that investments of effort in the short term will pay off in the long term, thus allowing for long-term goal orientation, investment, and planning. For members of ordinant groups, BJW has been found to be related to higher subjective well-being, lower distress, and increased engagement in long-term academic investments (Jost & Hunyady, 2005; Jost et al., 2003; Tomaka & Blascovich, 1994; Hafer, 2000). In contrast, more recent research with diverse groups has shown evidence that mental health and long-term goal orientation outcomes may not be identical to their majority peers. Just world beliefs among members of marginalized groups have been described as a "double-edged sword," in which assuming responsibility for one's social position, as conceptualized as high just world beliefs, has the effect of maintaining motivation to pursue higher education, while at the same time negatively affecting mood, self-esteem, and general well-being. This pattern of negative association between BJW and subjective well-being indicators has been observed in women (Foster & Tsarfati, 2005; Major et a, 2007), ethnic minority students (O'Brien & Major, 2005), and overweight women (Quinn & Crocker, 1999). The current study extended the literature by examining both outcomes in a single model within the context of subjective social status, using a college student sample. Hypotheses were tested using hierarchical regression and structural equation modeling. Consistent with hypotheses, social status was significantly and positively related to subjective well-being and belief in a just world was positively related to subjective well-being and long-term academic investment. Contrary to hypotheses, social status did not moderate these relationships. Limitations of the current study are discussed, as are implications for future research and clinical practice
An Investigation of the Relationships Between Individual Differences Characteristics and Motives for Exercising by Stephen T Graef( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The general purpose of this study was to extend the current understanding of the factors possibly contributing to people's motives for exercising by examining the individual differences variables of sex, gender, personality, and age. Participants (N = 366) completed online questionnaires assessing sex, gender (Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory-46 and Conformity to Feminine Norms Inventory-45), personality (International Personality Item Pool), and exercise motives (Exercise Motivation Inventory). The first purpose of this study was to explore the posited and, in some cases, demonstrated relations between individual difference variables (i.e., sex, gender, personality, and age) and exercise motives. Overall, these findings were mixed, further supporting that certain individual difference characteristics relate significantly to motives for exercising. The second purpose was to explore the unique contribution of each of the specific individual difference characteristics of interest to the prediction of people's exercise participation motives. With the exception of exercising for stress management and strength and endurance, all of the exercise motives had at least one individual difference variable that contributed unique predictive ability. The third purpose was to assess hypothesized moderating effects of certain individual difference variables on certain relationships between individual differences variables and exercise motives. No support was shown for these moderating effects. Finally, the underlying intrinsic/extrinsic factor structure of the EMI-II was explored. Support was not shown for the two-factor model; however, a four-factor model emerged that explained the data. Discussion of the study's results within the context of empirical and conceptual literature is provided. In addition, strengths and limitations, and implications for research and practice are also discussed
An Empirical Examination of the Influence of Personality, Gender Role Conflict, and Self-stigma on Attitudes and Intentions to Seek Online Counseling in College Students by Nicholas Joyce( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study investigated the relationship of personality, gender role conflict, and self-stigma on the attitudes of college students toward internet counseling and their intentions to use such services. Previous literature has shown that online therapy can be ethically provided and has effective outcomes. Theorists have wondered if online counseling would minimize the negative impact of masculine gender roles and self-stigma of receiving counseling services; neither of which has been empirically tested. Data were analyzed from 494 college students. Results indicated that self-stigma is more positively related to attitudes and intentions to seek help for online counseling than it is for face-to-face counseling. The gender role conflict aspect of Restrictive Emotionality was positively associated with attitudes toward online counseling. No aspects of gender role conflict were related to intentions to seek online help for interpersonal or academic concerns while Conflicts Between Work and Family Life was positively related to intentions to seek help for drug concerns. The Five Factor Model aspect of Openness was found to be significantly related to attitudes toward online counseling and intentions to seek online counseling, whereas Extraversion was not. Post-hoc analyses explored gender differences in these relationships. Results indicated that online counseling may be a favorable option for people experiencing high levels of self-stigma toward mental health services, men with certain aspects of gender role conflict, and people who are high in the personality aspect of Openness. Future directions for research and implications for practice are discussed
Teaching without a net : using teacher narratives as an instructional tool in the quest for (un)certainty by Matthew W Beery( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching without a net is modeling what it means to be a reading, writing, speaking, and listening person and the interconnectedness of lived experiences and using those moments as teaching tools and making meaningful connections to the central act of writing and reading. Teaching without a net means putting an emphasis on narratives and using them as integral parts of the classroom instruction. This work contains a definition of what teaching without a net is and then how it can be practiced by teachers in their classrooms. The work displays examples from my life--as a carnival worker, as person growing up in various religious communities, as a father raising small daughters, and as a colleague interacting with other teachers. All of these examples illustrate how teaching without a net can be utilized. Finally, this work ends with what challenges English teachers have in their current working lives, my perceptions of the differences between teaching English in high school and college--and finishes up with what possibilities exist for teaching without a net in terms of the Common Core State Standards
Northeast Ohio journal of history( )

in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisions of the ALLP French program and second trial use at the University of Akron, 1964-65 by Theodore H Mueller( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisions of "the allp french program" (a 1-year programed course for the college and adult level emphasizing oral skills) and the results of a second trial use of the revised program were reported. The revised french program was designed to overcome the shortcomings of the original program and sought to be more effective, less time consuming, and more acceptable to the students. The question of total self-instruction versus various combinations of class and laboratory situations was considered. Several possibilities of staffing the class and laboratory were considered. Trial use of "the revised allp french program" proved quite successful on the college level, and the dropout rate was significantly reduced. Although reliance on self-instruction was reduced and a greater role assigned to the instructor, the program promises eventually to accommodate large classes at the elementary level of language instruction without affecting the excellence of results. The program also promises the use of staff time with greater efficiency, thus reducing instructional costs. Related information may be found in ed 010 487. (gd)
The Role of Power in Counseling Psychology Faculty and Student Relationships: Differentiating Perceptions of Nonsexual Boundary Crossings by Teri L Madura( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature on nonsexual boundary crossings in academic relationships has produced mixed results (Bowman, Hatley & Bowman, 1995) and utilized primarily undergraduate (Holmes, Rupert, Ross & Shapera, 1999; Owen & Zwahr-Castro, 2007) or master's level samples (Kolbert et al., 2002). The focus of this study was to enhance the literature base by assessing doctoral level, counseling psychology faculty and student perceptions of nonsexual boundary crossings. In addition, the role of power was assessed utilizing the Approach-Inhibition Theory of Power (Keltner, Gruenfeld & Anderson, 2003) to help explain potential differences. A total of 135 counseling psychology faculty members (n = 62) and students (n = 73) participated in the current study. To assess the role of power, five propositions of the Approach-Inhibition Theory of Power were examined. These included: sensitivity to rewards and punishments, engagement in automatic versus controlled thought processes, and perceptions of inappropriate behaviors. Participants read four vignettes, which assessed supervisor/supervisee, mentor/protégé, advisor/advisee and co-authorship relationships. Each vignette assessed degree of appropriateness, comfort level, and degree to which various behaviors were considered boundary crossings. Finally, participants were asked to provide their definition of nonsexual boundary crossings within the academic relationship in an open-ended question format. The results of the present study did not fully support the Approach-Inhibition Theory of Power with this sample. Mixed results were found with faculty and student perceptions of appropriateness, comfort, and nonsexual boundary crossings, with the most differences noted in degree of comfort. Overall, faculty members and students appeared less clear on how to navigate co-authorship roles. Additionally, most participants defined a nonsexual boundary crossing using a risk management approach, suggesting that boundary crossings should be avoided. However, this definition was not congruent with participant ratings on vignette behaviors, indicating the complexity to understanding nonsexual boundary crossings in academic relationships
Modeling, control and maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) wind power system by Yu Zou( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wind power is the fastest growing renewable energy and is promising to be the number one source of clean energy in the near future. Among various generators used to convert wind energy, the Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) has attracted more attention due to its variable speed, higher energy capture efficiency and improved power quality. The DFIG system has back-to-back converters, one on the rotor side and one on the stator side. The two converters act as an optimal operation tracking interface between the generator and the grid or other loads. To achieve the desirable output power, field oriented control (FOC) or vector control is applied to both the rotor- and the stator-side converters. To achieve high efficiency in wind power systems, the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of the variable-speed operation has attracted a lot of attention. Most MPPT methods either rely on wind speed measurement or on complicated estimations and online calculations. As a result, these methods are either expensive due to the need of wind speed sensors or suffer from inaccuracy due to variations of wind turbine system models. This dissertation proposes a novel self-tuning reference power MPPT curve. This reference power curve is simply updated by incrementally updating the curve coefficients. The method is robust and is independent of the wind turbine model. Also, regarding MPPT stability, this dissertation presents the steady state and dynamic analyses of this MPPT method. A single-pole transfer function that describes the effect of variations of wind speed on the rotor speed is obtained by applying small signal analysis on the turbine-rotor mechanical system. To verify the wind power control system and the proposed MPPT analysis, both simulation and experimental platforms are developed. First, the DFIG system, including a wind turbine, a generator, power electronic converters and power system grid are modeled. All of the control algorithms and operation modes are simulated. The active power is always controlled at maximum output while the reactive power is controlled to achieve a particular power factor or line voltage. Second, a complete DFIG wind power test bench including a wind turbine emulator is designed and built. The back-to-back converters are designed to control the DFIG. A Microchip dsPIC33 is used to control both turbine emulator and the converters. The utility grid integration is implemented with assistance of a Phase Locked Loop (PLL) and the rotor currents of DFIG are controlled to vary the operation point. Then, the proposed MPPT is simulated and incremental current control is implemented for optimal power tracking. The incremental change is not stopped until the optimal output power is reached. Also, both simulation and experimental results confirm the dynamic behavior of rotor speed predicted by the proposed transfer function. The real-time close-loop power control and Fault Ride Through (FRT) could be studied in the future based on the developed simulation and experimental systems. While the test bench is designed to flexibly fitting future wind research, more programming efforts are required to implement more complicated algorithms
 
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Chains of opportunity : the University of Akron and the emergence of the polymer age, 1909-2007
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controlled identityMunicipal University of Akron

Akron, Ohio University

Akron U.

Akron University

Akroni Ülikool

Akronin yliopisto

Buchtel College

Buchtel College (Akron, Ohio)

Municipal University of Akron

Prifysgol Akron

UA

Universidad de Akron

Università di Akron

Universitat d'Akron

université d'Akron université américaine

universiteit van Akron universiteit in de Verenigde Staten

University of Akron Universität in den Vereinigten Staaten

Πανεπιστήμιο του Άκρον

Акронский университет

אוניברסיטת אקרון אוניברסיטה בארצות הברית

اکرون بیلیم‌یوردو

جامعة آكرون جامعة بحوث رسمية تقع في مدينة آكرون بولاية أوهايو الأمريكية

دانشگاه اکران

มหาวิทยาลัยแอเคริน

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アクロン大学

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