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Views From the Trenches: Teacher and Student Supports Needed for Full Inclusion of Students With ASD
The current prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) coupled with the mandate to provide services to students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms warrants the need to examine the dynamics of inclusion for students with ASD. Focus groups were conducted with special and general educators at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to determine the needs of students with ASD...


Eclipse theory in the Jing chu li: Part I. The adoption of lunar velocity
This paper investigates the methods of eclipse prediction in China before the fourth century AD, with a detailed example of the eclipse theory in the Jing chu li (Luminous Inception System ). As the official calendar of the Jin dynasty and the Kingdom Wei during the three kingdoms period, the Jing chu li was used for more than 200 years after it was adopted in 237 AD. From the San tong li (Tri...
Ukrainian Euromaidan: The exclusion of otherness in the name of progress
Although criticism of Enlightenment ideas has become widespread within academic circles, the basic Enlightenment narrative – an inexorable movement to a progressive condition – remains a dominant assumption within the discourses of modernization and democratization. This article analyzes how the ‘progressive’ imagination of Euromaidan protesters in Ukraine discursively p...


Influence of frontal cyclone evolution on the 2009 (Ekman) and 2010 (Franklin) Loop Current eddy detachment events
The anticyclonic Loop Current Eddy (LCE) shedding events are stronglyassociated with the evolution of Loop Current Frontal Eddies (LCFEs) overthe eastern Gulf of Mexico (GoM). A numerical simulation, in tandem with in situmeasurements and satellite data, was used to investigate the Loop Current(LC) evolution and the surrounding LCFE formation, structure, growth andmigration during the Eddy Ekma...
Study of two-spin entanglement in singlet states
We study the entanglement properties of two-spin subsystems in spin-singlet states. The average entanglement between two spins is maximized in a single valence-bond (VB) state. On the other hand, E v 2 (the average entanglement between a subsystem of two spins and the rest of the system) can be maximized through a homogenized superposition of the VB states. The maximal E v 2 rapidly increas...


Non-Coding VMA21 deletions cause x-linked myopathy with excessive autophagy
X-linked Myopathy with Excessive Autophagy (XMEA) affects proximal muscles of the lower extremities and follows a progressive course reminiscent of muscular dystrophy. It is caused by mutations in VMA21 whose protein product assembles lysosomes' proton pumps. All XMEA mutations to date have been single-nucleotide substitutions that reduce VMA21 expression, which leads to modest lysosomal pH inc...
Gesture Frequency Linked Primarily to Story Length in 4–10-Year Old Children’s Stories
Previous studies have shown that older children gesture more while telling a story than younger children. This increase in gesture use has been attributed to increased story complexity. In adults, both narrative complexity and imagery predict gesture frequency. In this study, we tested the strength of three predictors of children’s gesture use in a narrative context: age, narrative complexity...

Are we unnecessarily constraining the agility of complex process-based models?
In this commentary we suggest that hydrologists and land-surface modelers may be unnecessarily constraining the behavioral agility of very complex physics-based models. We argue that the relatively poor performance of such models can occur due to restrictions on their ability to refine their portrayal of physical processes, in part because of strong a-priori constraints in: (i) the representati...
Valuing recreational fishing quality at rivers and streams
This paper describes an economic model that links the demand for recreational stream fishing to fish biomass. Useful measures of fishing quality are often difficult to obtain. In the past, economists have linked the demand for fishing sites to species presence-absence indicators or average self-reported catch rates. The demand model presented here takes advantage of a unique dataset of statewid...

Robust Stochastic Optimization for Reservoir Operation
Optimal reservoir operation under uncertainty is a challenging engineering problem. Application of classic stochastic optimization methods to large-scale problems is limited due to computational difficulty. Moreover, classic stochastic methods assume that the estimated distribution function or the sample inflow data accurately represents the true probability distribution, which may be invalid a...
Time-variable transit time distributions and transport: theory and application to storage-dependent transport of chloride in a watershed
Transport processes and pathways through many hydrodynamic systems vary over time, often driven by variations in total water storage. This paper develops a very general approach to modeling unsteady transport through an arbitrary control volume (such as a watershed) that accounts for temporal variability in the underlying transport dynamics. Controls on the selection of discharge from stored wa...

Dynamic rule curves for flood control of a multipurpose dam
The balance of using the normal retention capacity of a multipurpose dam between flood control and conservative objectives is usually necessary for operating its reservoir. This paper proposes dynamic flood control rule curves (DFCRCs) for the dam whose reservoir size is too limited to manage the uncertainty in design flood occurrence by current practice (i.e., flood control rule curves, FCRCs)...
The EC Night-Time Repressor Plays a Crucial Role in Modulating Circadian Clock Transcriptional Circuitry by Conservatively Double-Checking Both Warm-Night and Night-Time-Light Signals in a Synergistic Manner in Arabidopsis thaliana
During the last decade, significant research progress has been made in Arabidopsis thaliana in defining the molecular mechanisms behind the plant circadian clock. The circadian clock must have the ability to integrate both external light and ambient temperature signals into its transcriptional circuitry to regulate its function properly. We previously showed that transcription of a set of clock...
‘When I think home I think family here and there’: Translocal and social ideas of home in narratives of migrant children and young people
This paper offers theoretically informed empirical insights into migrant children’s experiences of mobility and home. Drawing on research into the first-generation children of Polish labour migrants in Scotland, the paper explores the meanings that children attach to home and other specific places. In particular, it focuses on questions of the translocal and social nature of migrant children...
SNiPA: an interactive, genetic variant-centered annotation browser
Linking genes and functional information to genetic variants identified by association studies remains difficult. Resources containing extensive genomic annotations are available but often not fully utilized due to heterogeneous data formats. To enhance their accessibility, we integrated many annotation datasets into a user-friendly webserver.