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1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: data file.
In this interview conducted shortly before his death in 2014, Stuart Hall, one of the seminal figures in cultural studies, talks about his classic work Policing the Crisis, describes the political, symbolic, and material concerns that animated cultural studies in the 1970s, and offers a critical assessment of the field today. He then turns his attention to the always shifting terrain of race and identity in the United States and Britain, offering fascinating cultural and political insights into the presidency of Barack Obama and the 2012 Olympics in London. While Hall was physically ill for much of his later life, this final interview provides powerful testimony that his formidable intellect, sense of humor, and willingness to engage with the gritty realities of politics and power never deserted him. An absolutely essential resource for anyone interested in cultural studies.

42. Mafia III. [2016]

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1 computer disc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded New Bordeaux street and guide map. Sound: digital; optical; Dolby digital. Video: Blu-ray. Digital: program file; Blu-ray video.
Play as Vietnam vet Lincoln Clay after his surrogate crime family is wiped out by the Mafia on the streets of 1968 New Bordeaux, Louisiana, and Lincoln gathers a new family to extract his revenge.
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Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet.
  • PPCME2 / A. Kroch & A. Taylor [©2000]
  • PPCEME / A. Kroch & B. Santorini [©2005]
  • PPCMBE2 / A. Kroch & B. Santorini [©2016]
  • CorpusSearch 2.7 / B. Randall [©2010]
"The Penn Parsed Corpora of Historical English, including the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Middle English, second edition (PPCME2), the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early Modern English (PPCEME), and the Penn Parsed Corpus of Modern British English, second edition (PPCMBE2), are running texts and text samples of British English prose across its history - from the earliest Middle English documents up to the First World War. The texts come in three forms: simple text, part-of-speech tagged text and syntactically annotated text. The syntactic annotation (parsing) permits searching not only for words and word sequences, but also for syntactic structure. All of the annotation has been carefully reviewed by expert human annotators for accuracy and consistency. The corpora are designed for the use of students and scholars of the history of English, especially the historical syntax of the language, and they are publicly available to individuals, research groups and libraries.." -- Penn Parsed Corpora of Historical English website.
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1 computer optical disc : digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; Dolby. Digital: video file; Blu-ray.
Play with your favorite teams from France, Italy, Spain, and Brazil.
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Stanford Research Data
Of all the activity observed on the Sun, two of the most energetic events are flares and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). Usually, solar active regions that produce large flares will also produce a CME, but this is not always true (Yashiro et al., 2005). Despite advances in numerical modeling, it is still unclear which circumstances will produce a CME (Webb & Howard, 2012). Therefore, it is worthwhile to empirically determine which features distinguish flares associated with CMEs from flares that are not. At this time, no extensive study has used physically meaningful features of active regions to distinguish between these two populations. As such, we attempt to do so by using features derived from [1] photospheric vector magnetic field data taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory's Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager instrument and [2] X-ray flux data from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite's X-ray Flux instrument. We build a catalog of active regions that either produced both a flare and a CME (the positive class) or simply a flare (the negative class). We then use machine-learning algorithms to [1] determine which features distinguish these two populations, and [2] forecast whether an active region that produces an M- or X-class flare will also produce a CME. We compute the True Skill Statistic, a forecast verification metric, and find that it is a relatively high value of 0.8 plus or minus 0.2. We conclude that a combination of six parameters, which are all intensive in nature, will capture most of the relevant information contained in the photospheric magnetic field. The code and data used to do this analysis are included here.
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (63 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: data file.
Pride Denied tells the story of how corporate sponsors coopted the concept of LGBTQ pride, turning it into a feel-good brand and blunting its radical political edge. The film locates the origins of pride in sites of grassroots resistance and revolt, going back to the anti-police Stonewall uprising led by queer and trans people of color in 1969. It then traces how the deeply political roots of pride morphed into the depoliticized big-business PRIDE™ spectacles of today -- multimillion-dollar events designed to project an image of tolerance and equality rather than calling attention to the relationship between normative identity, power, and sexual repression. The film also offers a stunning case study in the politics of "pinkwashing, " detailing how the government of Israel has used its purported tolerance of gay rights to deflect attention away from its systematic repression of Palestinian human rights. Drawing on the insights of activists, artists, and educators, Pride Denied makes a compelling case for returning to the progressive political activism and grassroots community support that characterized the early LGBT rights movement.
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Stanford Project for Open Knowledge in Epidemiology (SPOKE)
Background: Two recent randomized trials produced discordant results when testing cardiovascular disease (CVD) benefits and harms of treating blood pressure (BP) to a low level. Objective: To perform a theoretical modeling study to identify whether large, clinically important differences in benefit and harm among patients (heterogeneous treatment effects, HTEs) can be hidden within, and explain discordance between, “treat-to-target” BP trials. Design: Microsimulation Data: Results of two trials comparing standard (treat to systolic BP <140mmHg) to intensive (<120 mmHg) BP treatment, and data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2013-2014). Target population: U.S. adults Time Horizon: 5 years Interventions: BP treatment Outcome measures: CVD events and mortality Results of base-case analysis: Clinically important HTEs could explain differences in outcomes between two trials of intensive BP treatment, particularly diminishing benefit with each additional BP agent (e.g., adding a 2nd agent to 1 agent reduces CVD risk, hazard ratio = 0.61, but adding a 4th agent to a 3rd has no benefit), and increasing harm at low DBP. Results of sensitivity analysis: Conventional “treat-to-target” trial designs had poor (<5%) statistical power to detect the HTEs despite large samples (N>20,000), and produced biased effect estimates. By contrast, a trial with sequential randomization to more intensive treatment achieved >80% power and unbiased HTE estimates, with samples as low as N = 3,500. Limitations: We explored HTEs as a function of the number of BP medications only. Simulated aggregate data from the trials were used as model inputs, as individual participant data were not available. Conclusions: Clinically important heterogeneity in intensive BP treatment effects remains undetectable through conventional trial designs, but detectable through sequential randomization trial designs.
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Stanford Research Data
This code package contains a set of R functions for creating MDS and dendrogram visualizations of multi-category confusion matrices. The code includes options for normalizing and symmetrizing the confusion matrix, and for converting the pairwise similarities to distance measures. In addition, the code offers customization options for plotting labels and images, and for plotting series of MDS plots or dendrograms. Along with R functions, this code package includes scripts with step-by-step examples for creating and customizing each type of plot. Total size of the compressed .zip archive is around 400 KB.
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (52 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: data file.
Filmmaker Daphne Valerius's award-winning documentary The Souls of Black Girls explores how media images of beauty undercut the self-esteem of African-American women. Valerius surveys the dominant white, light-skinned, and thin ideals of beauty that circulate in the culture, from fashion magazines to film and music video, and talks with African-American girls and women about how these images affect the way they see themselves. The film also features powerful commentary from rapper and activist Chuck D, actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill, cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis, and others.
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1 computer optical disc : digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: Blu-ray. Digital: program file; Blu-ray; all regions.
Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he's willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.
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1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.
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1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in. Digital: text file. RTF.
Archive of Recorded Sound
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Stanford Research Data
Background: Stereotactic laser ablation and neurostimulator placement represent an evolution in staged surgical intervention for epilepsy. As practice evolves, optimal targeting will require standardized outcome measures that compare electrode lead or laser source with post-procedural changes in seizure frequency. Since non-lesional seizure foci are localized to the hippocampus by semiology and electrophysiology, stereotactic indirect targeting may be required for optimal targeting and outcome. We propose and present a novel stereotactic coordinate system based upon mesial temporal anatomic landmarks to facilitate the planning and delineation of outcomes based on extent of ablation of mesial temporal structures. Methodology: The body of the hippocampus contains a natural axis, approximated by the interface of CA4 and the dentate gyrus. The uncal recess of the lateral ventricle acts as a landmark to characterize anterior-posterior extent. Several volumetric rotations are quantified for alignment with the hippocampal coordinate system. First, the brain volume is rotated to align with standard AC-PC space. Then, it is rotated through the angles the hippocampal-axis makes with the AC/PC-line, from both an axial and sagittal view. Results: Using this coordinate system, customized MATLAB software was developed to allow for intuitive standardization of targeting and interpretation. The angle between the AC/PC-line and the hippocampal-axis was found to be ~20-30° when viewed sagittally and of order ~0-10° when viewed axially. Implanted electrodes can then be identified from CT in this space, and laser tip position and burn geometry can be calculated based on the intraoperative and post-operative MRI. Conclusion: With the advent of stereotactic surgery for mesial temporal targets, a hippocampal stereotactic system is introduced which may facilitate operative planning, improve surgical outcomes, and standardize outcome assessment.
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73 pages ; 25 cm.
A number of recent studies have expressed optimism about the constant decrease in armed conflicts around the world. The prognosis for Africa does not reflect the same optimism. Poverty reduction, transparent and accountable governance and citizen satisfaction with the delivery of public goods and service have shown no sign of significant improvement. In this lecture, Victor Adetula examines the performance of Africa's regional organisations in ensuring peace and security on the continent. In doing this, he draws attention to the need for national and regional actors to pay attention to good governance and development as part of their efforts to operate effective collective security systems and conflict resolution mechanisms without ignoring the essence of the global context.
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A tide prediction and tide height control system for laboratory mesocosms
This archive contains materials related to a tide prediction system and laboratory aquarium tide height control system. It includes a set of tide prediction libraries meant to run on Arduino microcontrollers. The libraries are based on data generated by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service, and were compiled by David Flater for the open source program XTide. The data from XTide were then adapted to generate the individual libraries for a variety of sites around the US mainland, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. We also provide a set of R scripts to generate new libraries for additional NOAA tide station sites that are not included in this repository. See the folder "Generate_new_site_libraries" in the archive for the scripts and description of the library generation process. Diagrams and parts lists for the mechanical portion of the tide control rack are provided as well. R code and raw data for the plant growth analysis are provided as well.
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1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"As the united forces of Gotham's supervillains take control of the City, the Dark Knight unleashes the all new transformable Batmobile in the explosive finale to the Arkham trilogy."--Container.
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1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
An episodic first-person shooter (FPS) crime drama game set in Miami and Los Angeles with criminal and police characters, including Miami detective Nick Mendoza, that may be played as a single player campaign or as a multiplayer game.
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60. Bloodborne [2015]

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1 computer optical disc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Digital: PlayStation 4; All region.
"Face your fears in this ancient city where danger, death and madness lurk around every corner, and uncover the city's darkest secrets in order to survive."--Container.
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