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This article examines the life and works of Richard E. K. Kim (1932–2009), a first-generation Korean diasporic writer in the United States. It focuses on how Kim struggled to overcome the nihilism of suffering and death that derived from colonialism and the Korean War through his literary works. Kim witnessed firsthand these two major historical events, which caused irrevocable psychological and physical damage to many people of his...

(2016) | PROJECT MUSE
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We show that the meromorphic modular forms recently considered by Bringmann and Kane can be obtained as images of regularized theta lifts of Poincaré series under weight raising operators. We use this fact in order to simplify the evaluation of the regularized pairing, also defined by Bringmann and Kane, of these functions with other meromorphic modular forms.


(2016) | ScienceDirect
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Evyatar Steiner, Assaf Mosquna, Sivan Livne, Tammy Kobinson-Katz

The Arabidopsis thaliana SPINDLY (SPY) is a putative Ser and Thr O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) transferase (OGT). While SPY has been shown to suppress gibberellin (GA) signaling and promote cytokinin (CK) responses its catalytic OGT activity was never demonstrated and its effect on protein fate is not known. We previously showed that SPY interacts physically and functionally with TCP14 and TCP15 to promote CK responses. Here, we...

(2016) | ASPB
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Through an ethnographic study of dance teachers in Israel, this article calls attention to the teaching body as an active social agent and introduces the concept of body signature. It examines the bodily comportment of three dance teachers, arguing for embodied education ideologies, and the ability of teachers to maneuver within these concepts and reshape them. The article provides a valuable lens through which to explore the dynamics of...

(2016) | AnthroSource
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Joshua Guetzkow, Michèle Lamont

This paper summarizes key findings of our research on peer review, which challenge the separation between cognitive and non-cognitive aspects of evaluation. Here we highlight some of the key findings from this research and discuss its relevance for understanding academic evaluation in the humanities. We summarize the role of informal rules, the impact of evaluation settings on rules, definitions of originality, and comparisons between the...

(2016) | Springer Link
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Hagit Affek, Mordechai Stein, Shikma Zaarur

The carbonate clumped isotope (Δ47) thermometer was applied to fresh water snails (Melanopsis spp.) grown in the waters of the Sea of Galilee and Hula Valley, in the north of Israel. Modern shells, grown at known temperatures agree with the Δ47-Tcalibration of Zaarur et al. (2013). Fossil Melanopsis shells from 2 locations, Gesher Bnot Ya’aqov (at the southern tip of the Hula Valley) and the Sea of Galilee provide a temperature record for the...

(2016) | ScienceDirect
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Conflicting results have been reported for the stable Sr isotope fractionation, specifically with respect to the influence of temperature. In an experimental study we have investigated the stable Sr isotope systematics for inorganically precipitated and biogenic (coral) aragonite (natural and laboratory-cultured). Inorganic aragonite precipitation experiments were performed from natural seawater using the CO2diffusion technique. The...

(2016) | ScienceDirect
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Three members of the Jewish tribe Qurayẓa, two brothers and their relative, left the tribe’s besieged fortress hours before Qurayẓa’s unconditional surrender to the Prophet Muḥammad, thereby saving their lives, their families, and their orchards. According to a rather widespread account, the three had become convinced of the veracity of Muḥammad’s mission. But there is a more cogent explanation for their survival: according to Ibn...

(2016) | Jstor
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Arik Cohen, Robert Gerber

Noble-gas hydrides have been extensively studied in noble gas matrices. However, little is known on their stability and properties in molecular hosts. Here, HXeBr in the N2 environment is modeled at the B3LYP-D level of theory in a complete single shell of 22 N2 molecules. The system is compared to similar models of HXeBr in CO2 and Xe clusters. The optimized structure of (HXeBr)@(N2)22 is of low symmetry and is highly anisotropic. None of...

(2016) | ACS publications
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In this paper, I examine several key issues relating to the definition of knowledge as perception in the first part of Plato's Theaetetus. I begin by explaining the workings of the ‘secret doctrine’ of perception, which is introduced in order to support the idea that perception is incorrigible (and hence worthy to the title of knowledge), and then turn to examine the two refutations of the definition of knowledge as perception which appear at...

(2016) | Wiley Online Library
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Ehud Nakar, Assaf Horesh, Kenta Hotokezaka, Tsvi Piran

Compact binary mergers may have already been observed as they are the leading model for short gamma-ray bursts (sGRBs). Radioactive decay within the ejecta from these mergers is expected to produce an infrared flare, dubbed macronova (or kilonova), on a timescale of a week. Recently, two such macronova candidates were identified in followup observations of sGRBs, strengthening the possibility that those indeed arise from mergers. The same...

(2016) | IOP Science
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Klement Alon, Keren Weinshall

We propose an analytical framework for evaluating the effectiveness of class actions, in which their costs are estimated against the benefits they produce in attaining three objectives: law enforcement and deterrence; access to courts; and compensation. We outline parameters for measuring the social costs and benefits relevant to these objectives and evaluate them for Israeli class actions, based on original data including all class actions...

(2016) | ingenta connect
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We identify and estimate coefficients in a linear factor model in which factors are allowed to be arbitrarily dependent. Given a statistical dependence structure on the unobservables, rank conditions on the matrix representation and restrictions on coefficients, the unknown coefficients are identified under nonnormality assumptions. The identification strategy transforms the system of equations into a functional equation using log...

(2016) | Bc depfacmod
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Yoav Dotan, Michael Asimow

What is the role of a government attorney who represents a government agency on judicial review? Most academic literature in the United States (US) advocates the ‘hired gun’ model in which the role of the government lawyer is no different from that of a lawyer who represents a private client (although some academics and government lawyers disagree). The prevailing view in Israel is that government lawyers are ‘ministers of justice’, who owe a...

(2016) | Cambridge university press
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Alicia Robb, Dan Marom, Orly Sade

In this paper we investigate whether a new form of venture financing – crowdfunding – reduces the barriers of female entrepreneurs to raise capital. Specifically, we investigate gender dynamics and biases in the process of raising funding to new projects via the leading crowdfunding platform – Kickstarter. We find women made up about 35% of the project leaders and 44% of the investors on the platform. On average, men seek significantly higher...

(2016) | SSRN
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Anna Dubrovsky, Ganesh Babu Malli Mohan, Gyanendra P.Dubey, Eilon Sherman

Bacteria display an array of contact-dependent interaction systems that have evolved to facilitate direct cell-to-cell communication. We have previously identified a mode of bacterial communication mediated by nanotubes bridging neighboring cells. Here, we elucidate nanotube architecture, dynamics, and molecular components. Utilizing Bacillus subtilis as a model organism, we found that at low cell density, nanotubes exhibit remarkable...

(2016) | ScienceDirect
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Israeli choreographer Arkadi Zaides’s solo dance Archive investigates the choreography of transgressions performed by Israeli fundamentalist settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank. Screening fragments from a video archive documenting human rights violations in the occupied territories, this work invites Israeli spectators to sense the somatic impact of such actions and to consider the corporal resonance of the ongoing... (2016) | TDR

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Israeli choreographer Arkadi Zaides’s solo dance Archive investigates the choreography of transgressions performed by Israeli fundamentalist settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank. Screening fragments from a video archive documenting human rights violations in the occupied territories, this work invites Israeli spectators to sense the somatic impact of such actions and to consider the corporal resonance of the ongoing... (2016) | MIT Press

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Arkady Vilenkin, Baruch Meerson, Eytan Katzav

Using the weak-noise theory, we evaluate the probability distribution P(H,t) of large deviations of height H of the evolving surface height h(x,t) in the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation in one dimension when starting from a flat interface. We also determine the optimal history of the interface, conditioned on reaching the height H at time t. We argue that the tails of P behave, at arbitrary time t>0, and in a proper moving frame,...

(2016) | APS Physics
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Mathematical disabilities (MD) have a negative life‐long impact on professional success, employment, and health outcomes. Yet little is known about the intrinsic functional brain organization that contributes to poor math skills in affected children. It is now increasingly recognized that math cognition requires coordinated interaction within a large‐scale fronto‐parietal network anchored in the intraparietal sulcus (IPS). Here we...

(2016) | Developmental Science
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