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Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua; Interesting narrative : biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua; North American slave narratives

Baquaqua, Mahommah Gardo; Moore, Samuel, active 1854; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Library
Fonte: Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( [Chapel Hill, N.C.] ) Publicador: Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( [Chapel Hill, N.C.] )
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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(Statement of Responsibility) written and revised from his own words by Samuel Moore.; (Original Version) Transcribed from the photocopy of: Detroit : Printed for the author, Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua, by Geo. E. Pomeroy & Co., Tribune office, 1854. 66 p. ; 22 cm. Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua : a native of Zoogoo, in the interior of Africa (a convert of Christianity), with a description of that part of the world, including the manners and customs of the inhabitants ... Mahommah's early life, his education, his capture and slavery in Western Africa and Brazil, his escape to the United States, from thence to Hayti, (the city of Port Au Prince,) his reception by the Baptist Missionary there, the Rev. W.L. Judd; his conversion to Christianity, Baptism, and return to this country, his views, objects and aim / written and revised from his own words by Samuel Moore, ESQ., late publisher of the "North of England Shipping Gazette," author of several popular works, and editor of sundry reform papers. Cover title: An interesting narrative : biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua ...|"Prayer of the oppressed"--P. [66].; (Funding) Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities supported the electronic publication of this title.; (System Details) Mode of access: Internet World Wide Web.; (System Details) System requirements: PC with modem or direct Internet connection; SGML viewer required for SGML files.; Title from electronic title page.; This electronic edition has been transcribed from a photocopy supplied by the North Carolina State University Library.; Includes information about Central Africa "their religious notions...

The Royal African, or, Memoirs of the Young Prince of Annamaboe; Royal African; Memoirs of the young Prince of Annamaboe; North American slave narratives

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Library
Fonte: Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( [Chapel Hill, N.C.] ) Publicador: Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( [Chapel Hill, N.C.] )
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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(Statement of Responsibility) interspers'd throughout with several historical remarks on the commerce of the European Nations, whose subjects frequent the Coast of Guinea. To which is prefixed a letter from the Author to a Person of Distinction, in reference to some natural curiosities in Africa, as well as explaining the motives which induced him to compose these memoirs.; (Original Version) Transcribed from: London : Printed for W. Reeve, [1750?] 55 p. The Royal African, or, Memoirs of the Young Prince of Annamaboe : comprehending a distinct account of his country and family : his elder brother's voyage to France, and reception there : the manner in which himself was confided by his father to the Captain who sold him : his condition while a slave in Barbadoes : the true cause of his being redeemed : his voyage from thence : and reception here in England / interspers'd throughout with several historical remarks on the commerce of the European Nations, whose subjects frequent the Coast of Guinea. To which is prefixed a letter from the Author to a Person of Distinction, in reference to some natural curiosities in Africa, as well as explaining the motives which induced him to compose these memoirs. 2nd ed.; (Funding) Funding from the University Library...

Expanding alternative energy in North Carolina: A tool for educating the public

Eggers, Kathryn
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' Project Formato: 764811 bytes; application/pdf
Publicado em /05/2007 EN_US
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Interest in improving energy efficiency and expanding renewable energy are gaining momentum around the country and North Carolina is no exception. The state legislature is currently considering several bills to encourage development of these alternatives to traditional coal and nuclear power plants and the North Carolina Utilities Commission has hosted several public hearings on the topic during the past year. Additionally, more than a dozen environmental, health and religious organizations have joined together to champion clean electricity in North Carolina. During a recent meeting of this coalition the value of increasing public awareness of this issue was discussed, though no concrete arrangement were made to move forward on this idea in a large part because of concerns over insufficient resources. In an effort to assist this coalition the following report includes an outline and all relevant material for a public workshop about electricity generation and distribution in North Carolina, the advantages of renewable energy and energy efficiency, barriers to their implementation in North Carolina and alternatives to the current rate structure which could help overcome these barriers. In addition to the workshop materials the report begins by addressing these topics in greater detail.

Implementation of the petition process for the NPDES Phase II stormwater program in North Carolina

Pogue, Bradley G.
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' Project Formato: 29553660 bytes; application/pdf
Publicado em /05/2007 EN_US
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The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed Session Law 2006-246, which establishes the final administrative rules for the implementation of the EPA NPDES Phase II stormwater program in North Carolina. According to these rules, any person may petition the Environmental Management Commission to require an entity that discharges stormwater to obtain a Phase II stormwater permit. A methodology was developed to guide the collection of the required data for an adverse impact petition, based on a case study of the municipal separate storm sewer system of Morehead City, NC. This case study was then used to examine the key elements of this process in the context of their application to a Phase II petition in a coastal environment, and to explore the challenges arising during this process. General petition provisions were originally included in the Phase II rules by the EPA to provide one of several opportunities for public participation in the NPDES stormwater program. It was initially thought that the detailed requirements regarding the petition process in North Carolina would enhance the ability of the general public to play a direct role in requiring more stringent stormwater management along the coast through the Phase II stormwater program. However...

A Farm-to-School Program Review and Implementation Guide for North Carolina Public School Parents Case Study: E.K. Powe Elementary School | Durham, North Carolina

Shoecraft, Kellyn
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project Formato: 2635186 bytes; application/pdf
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Farm to School is a phrase used to describe programs that connect locally-grown foods to schools (Farm to School, 2009). The medium that provides this connection varies, but it is typically made through school gardens, farm field trips, nutrition and culinary education, or serving local foods in the school meals program. Farm to School programs are implemented to provide students with a hands-on learning environment and experiential education, to increase the nutritional quality of food served to students and the amount of time students spend outdoors, and to teach students about the agricultural heritage of their region, among other features. Four approaches are typically utilized in North Carolina and other states to institute Farm to School program: (1)The North Carolina Farm to School Program; (2) Local purchasing through contracted produce vendors; (3) Individual school initiatives; (4) District-wide initiatives. The method that a school or school district uses to implement a Farm to School program depends heavily on stakeholder commitment, funding opportunities, and the support of the school community and the district’s Child Nutrition Services. In this project I have evaluated these four approaches to Farm to School programs...

Policy Options for Rural North Carolina School Districts with Declining Student Enrollment

Wilson, Jeremy
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 15/04/2011 EN_US
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This Report examines the question: “What policies should the Center for Civil Rights promote in order to assist rural North Carolina school districts with declining student enrollment?” North Carolina has several school districts experiencing declining enrollment, and these districts are predominately low-wealth, rural districts concentrated in the northeastern part of the state. Since 1980, 24 North Carolina school districts have had enrollment declines greater than 20%. Three districts—Halifax County, Northampton County, and Hyde County—have had declines greater than 40%. These trends have direct policy implications for affected school districts. Reliance on per-pupil state funding leads to necessary budget cuts and difficult decisions regarding district resources. There are more specific impacts on school size, transportation demands, and curriculum—due to the funding losses and related factors (such as possible school consolidation). This Report utilizes the available state-level education data and census data to describe the effects of declining enrollment. These data define the scope of the problem and help determine correlations between declining enrollment and other issues, such as low student achievement outcomes and system-wide economic difficulties. The Report also performs a case study of eights specific school districts: four with declining enrollment...

Pesticide Exposure Monitoring Among North Carolina Farmworkers

Perkins, Jennifer
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 16/04/2011 EN_US
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i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Client Toxic Free NC is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Toxic Free NC works specifically on pesticide pollution, and although it focuses on North Carolina, it looks at pesticide use around the world. Toxic Free NC advocates for pesticide alternatives and for proper use of pesticides to avoid environmental contamination and exposure. Based on the conclusions of the Master’s Project, Toxic Free NC may advocate for legislation at the state level. Policy Question Should North Carolina adopt a cholinesterase-monitoring program to monitor and prevent pesticide exposure among farmworkers and their families? Overview Pesticide exposure among farmworkers and their families may present a serious problem in the State of North Carolina. Currently, California and Washington State stand alone in their use of cholinesterase monitoring to monitor pesticide exposure. These states test pesticide handlers. This project assesses the utility of such a program in North Carolina and evaluates other policy options for reducing pesticide exposure among the state’s farmworker population. Problem Summary Organophosphate pesticides are not only widely used but are also responsible for a number of cases of exposure. Exposure to organophosphate pesticides can result in depressed acetylcholinesterase (cholinesterase) levels. Cholinesterase is an enzyme necessary for proper nerve functioning. Depressed cholinesterase levels are considered a sign of over-exposure to pesticides and are also considered a problem in and of themselves. Although chronic pesticide exposure can cause severe health problems...

An Assessment of Information & Assistance Services For Seniors Needing Long-term Care in North Carolina: What has changed and what comes next for the Aging Network?

Hayes, Ariel
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 22/04/2011 EN_US
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Policy Question: How should North Carolina’s Aging Network provide information and assistance services so that all older adults (and their caregivers) looking for long-term care receive appropriate guidance? Introduction: Information and Assistance (I&A) programs inform, counsel and connect people seeking long-term care with services that could meet their needs. The Older Americans Act mandated that every Area Agency on Aging (of which there are 17 in North Carolina) establish I&A programs in their region. North Carolina has 42 I&A programs registered with the Division of Aging and Adult Services; more counties offer these services without OAA funds. As the population ages, more people will need a well-informed, local agency is critical to help them navigate the long-term care system and access services. Older adults and their families face such a complicated array of choices and decisions – about not only health care, but also housing, finances, and basic household tasks. Ten years ago, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) delivered its report, “A Long-Term Care Plan for North Carolina: Final Report” to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Early in its deliberations, the Task Force concluded “one of its goals would be to propose a system that would allow consumers to find their way into and through the system with ease.” Once the state was awarded a Real Choice Systems Grant...

The Potential Social Impacts of Shale Gas Development in North Carolina

Raimi, Daniel
Fonte: North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Publicador: North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Tipo: Masters' Project
Publicado em 01/04/2012 EN_US
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A review and analysis of the potential social impacts of developing shale gas in North Carolina.

North Carolina and Immigration Reform: Policy Options To Address Omnibus Immigration Legislation in the North Carolina General Assembly

Miller, R. Jason
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 10/04/2012 EN_US
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Despite no significant movement toward comprehensive federal immigration reform since 2007, stakeholders from virtually all points on the political spectrum continue to call for an overhaul. In the meantime, states have increasingly come to participate in enforcing federal immigration law. One program advancing this trend is 287(g), under which state and local law-enforcement authorities—including several in North Carolina—partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in order to help enforce federal immigration law. Another is E-Verify, a federally administered program that allows employers to use certain identifying documents to verify the residency status of employees; many states—including North Carolina—have made use of the E-Verify program mandatory for public employers, private employers, or both. Many state legislatures have recently gone one step further in the direction of enforcing immigration law by enacting a wave of major state immigration laws. Arizona led the charge with its 2010 Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (popularly known as “SB 1070”); Utah, Georgia, Indiana, Alabama, and South Carolina soon followed suit. These laws have proven controversial, and challenges in the federal court system have so far met mixed results. The major common provisions require law-enforcement officers to determine the immigration status of anyone involved in a lawful stop...

North Carolina Nonprofits: Coping with Government Budget Cuts

Hungarland, Lauren E.
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 19/04/2012 EN_US
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY POLICY QUESTION: What challenges do nonprofits receiving state and other government grants and reimbursements for services face in North Carolina? What effects has the recession had on nonprofit organizations, and how can the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits support its members? RECOMMENDATIONS (PAGE 19): In the short-term, NCCNP should work with legislators to avoid any further cuts to nonprofit funding. It should also focus its efforts on reducing late government payments to nonprofits by working with agency leaders. Earlier payments will help nonprofits’ cash flow problems. NCCNP should continue to provide professional development opportunities for nonprofit staff and connect organizations with resources. In the long-term, NCCNP should also encourage state and local governments to include indirect costs for administrative work in grants and reimbursement contracts. It should also provide educational opportunities for nonprofits to learn how to diversify their funding streams to decrease dependency on government funding. ISSUES FOR NONPROFITS (PAGE 2): Governments reduce funding for nonprofits during economic downturns Government finances suffer during economic downturns. Governments collect less tax revenue (income...

Oyster Reef Restoration in North Carolina: Recommendations for Improvements in Techniques and Monitoring

Black, Joshua
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 28/04/2011 EN_US
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The Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is important to the North Carolina economy, ecology, and way of life. Oysters provide many direct and indirect services that benefit coastal fisheries and North Carolina’s economy. In the past 10 to 15 years oyster reef restoration efforts have increased in the state. Many stakeholders such as the North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, and state universities have collaborated to create and enhance oyster reefs throughout the state. These stakeholders each have their own methods for monitoring restoration sites that they constructed. In the past decade there were metrics of success created by the Oyster Restoration Workgroup to monitor newly restored reefs. There have also been many different types of alternative substrates developed for oyster recruitment in an effort to make up for a decrease oyster shell supply. It is recommended that stakeholders involved with oyster reef restoration in North Carolina continue to collaborate. Recommendations are presented to these stakeholders focused on long-term monitoring goals and standardized monitoring metrics, agreement on priorities for new projects, alternative substrates, and increased use of volunteers. These recommendations serve to improve methods for creating or enhancing future oyster restoration projects in North Carolina.

Adapting to Sea-level Rise: Where North Carolina Stands

Shipley, Krista
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 21/04/2014 EN_US
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In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their 4th assessment report which provided indisputable evidence that the world climate is warming, leading to changes in sea-level caused by two factors: melting land ice and thermal expansion of the oceans. This report conservatively estimated between 0.18 and 0.59 meters of global mean sea-level rise by 2100. Although sea level rise is a global issue, the specific effects and magnitude felt by different coastal communities are unique. Sea-level at a specific location, relative sea-level, is not influenced solely by GMSL but also by factors such as variations in global land ice which effects the gravitational field of the Earth, local vertical land movements such as sediment compaction and tectonics, as well as changes in coastal currents and local water temperature. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has identified North Carolina as highly vulnerable to effects of SLR because of its “high wave exposure, low-relief coastal slope, and abundance of barrier islands.” In addition, the Atlantic coast of the United States is experiencing subsidence, a sinking of the Earth’s surface caused by either natural or human-induced causes. In 2010, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission’s Science Panel on Coastal Hazards completed the North Carolina Sea-Level Rise Assessment Report...

Pigs, Profit, Planet: North Carolina Farmers’ Perspectives on Waste Lagoon Conversion

Karan, Ashlyn
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Publicado em /12/2011 EN_US
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It has been documented that pollution from North Carolina hog waste lagoons contaminates drinking water, lowers air quality, and devastates North Carolina’s commercial and recreational fishing and tourist industries. The North Carolina state legislature has offered swine farmers a 90% cost-share grant to convert their lagoons to “Environmentally Superior Technologies (EST),” yet only 11 of 2,200 farms have applied for the cost-share program. This paper sheds light on why hog farmers are not converting their lagoons to EST, finding that the biggest barriers to the adoption of EST are cost and complex operation requirements. Background information, literature, and interviews with North Carolina swine farmers are used to develop a survey that can be applied on a larger scale to gain a deeper understanding of the potential for and pitfalls of retrofitting hog farms in North Carolina.; Honors thesis

Confronting the Status Quo: Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction in North Carolina

Kaplan, David
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 03/05/2012 EN_US
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POLICY QUESTION (p.1) How can the case for increasing juvenile-status age in North Carolina be presented most effectively in the political arena? I. INTRODUCTION (p.1) North Carolina is one of two states (the other being New York) that end juvenile jurisdiction at age sixteen. This means that all sixteen and seventeen-year olds are processed as adults in the criminal justice system. Trying and sentencing youth as adults in the criminal system has serious and broad consequences for the offenders, their families, the criminal justice systems, and society at large. Youth in adult facilities are more prone to abuse; are less likely to receive health treatment and educational services; are more likely to join gangs and engage in violent behavior, and are more likely to recidivate. Further, adult convictions hinder access to employment and educational opportunities—two key sources that reduce the tendency to engage in criminal behavior. II. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT (p.4) The age of juvenile court jurisdiction in North Carolina is an old and contentious issue with much at stake. North Carolina set the maximum age of juvenile jurisdiction at age sixteen in 1919, over 90 years ago. The juvenile-status age has been looked at a number of times; however...

Assessing and Addressing Protection Needs of Undocumented Migrant Children in North Carolina

Van Stekelenburg, Brianna
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 06/05/2015 EN_US
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This thesis investigates differential protection outcomes among undocumented migrant youth from Central America who are transferred to North Carolina. The literature shows there is a significant gap in research on the protection needs of undocumented minors in the US, but also points to potential problems in child protection as migrant children are situated squarely within often competing agendas of human rights and national security imperatives. Lastly, research shows that children are dependent on states for basic services, yet lack of documentation and family support are shown to impede their access to basic services. In order to understand uneven protection outcomes among undocumented migrant youth in the US, I examine the following three interrelated questions: What happens when the children arrive in the US? How do they arrive in North Carolina? Why do some children end up in foster families, whereas others are reunited with their own families, others in institutions, and others deported? And, what are the protection needs of undocumented youth in North Carolina and the guardians who support them? Drawing on data collected from archival analyses of newspaper articles, focus group research, and semi-structured interviews with foster families...

Electric Utility Decoupling in North Carolina: Removing Disincentives for Energy Efficiency

Watson, Elizabeth
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 09/12/2010 EN
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North Carolina’s demand for electricity will grow at approximately 1.1% annually through 2035. That could mean an additional yearly demand of 39 million megawatt hours (MWh) by 2035, enough to power 2.9 million North Carolina households. If residents paid the current rate for that additional electricity, it would increase yearly electric utility bills by $3.9 billion. This cost will almost certainly increase due to the need to build new generation plants in order to meet increased demand. However, North Carolina has the potential to meet or exceed its future increase in demand through energy efficiency. Moreover, energy efficiency is less expensive per kilowatt-hour (kWh) than any other form of new generation. However, current regulation of electric utilities in the state makes it unlikely that any utility would choose to implement energy efficiency over increased generation. Under traditional regulation, electric utilities earn revenue based on the amount of electricity they sell, in kWh. Increased sales lead to more profits and decreased sales lead to reduced profits and more risk for the utility. Since energy efficiency would decrease the amount of electricity sold, compared to projections, it financially penalizes the utility by damaging its core business- selling electricity. Traditional regulation creates a link between sales volume and revenue...

Marine Protected Areas in North Carolina

Trappee, Carleigh
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' Project Formato: 351272 bytes; application/pdf
Publicado em //2004; 2004 EN_US
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The current array of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the U.S. has been designated haphazardly by a variety of agencies, under the authority of different legislation. MPAs are often established without clearly defined objectives and they lack a scientific foundation. Further, many MPAs are subject to overlapping or conflicting jurisdictions and regulations, with limited management coordination. Executive Order 13158, issued in May 2000, seeks to address these issues by requiring an assessment of MPAs, which will be used to strengthen MPA management and to develop a system of MPAs. The assessment, and ultimately a list of MPAs, will be based on data compiled in the Marine Managed Area (MMA) Inventory. The MMA Inventory was conducted in North Carolina from October 2003 – February 2004. There are 108 MMAs in North Carolina, ranging from fisheries areas to coastal reserves to national and state parks. This paper focuses on the 97 state and de facto sites that were compiled during the state inventory process. For the 97 MMAs, management authority and responsibility are split among 13 different entities. These MMAs were established for different reasons, they offer varying degrees of resource protection, they lack evaluation measures, and they frequently overlap with other MMAs. Preliminary analysis reveals a need for improved coordination and integration. California’s Marine Life Protection Act and Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act offer a model for North Carolina to draw from and suggest that North Carolina can improve MPA management by developing a master plan and a system of MPAs. For MPA management to be effective and efficient...

AN EVALUATION OF NEST RELOCATION AS A LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE (Caretta caretta) MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE IN NORTH CAROLINA

Rush, Matthew D.
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' Project Formato: 1291612 bytes; application/pdf
Publicado em //2003; 2003 EN_US
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A network of volunteers, under the guidance of the North Carolina Sea Turtle Protection Program, monitors and protects loggerhead nests laid on state beaches. Although volunteers are encouraged to allow nest incubation to proceed naturally and with minimal intervention, some volunteers will relocate freshly laid nests that are threatened by possible inundation by high tides, heavy beach traffic, or under a sloughing escarpment. Nest relocation may have negative effects: it may reduce hatching success, alter incubation duration, and reduce hatchling fitness. Thus an evaluation of hatching success and incubation duration at nesting areas under the protection of the NC Sea Turtle Protection Program is warranted. My objective for the evaluation was to use loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nest activity data from four high-density North Carolina nesting areas – Bald Head Island, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and Topsail Island – to assess statistically the management technique of nest relocation in North Carolina. Using 1997 to 2001 data, provided by the North Carolina Sea Turtle Protection Program, I evaluated hatching success and incubation duration among in-situ nests, relocated nests, and in-situ nests affected by tidal inundation. During each of the five years...

Access and Absence: A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Effect of North Carolina School Health Centers on Student Absenteeism

Smith, Ryan
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 25/04/2014 EN_US
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The first school-based health center (SBHC) was introduced in North Carolina in Greene County in 1983. Over the last thirty years, School Health Centers (SHCs), which include school-based, school-linked, mobile units and telemedicine units, have been introduced in over 80, primarily rural, public schools in 28 counties. These centers provide a wide range of health care services, with many providing comprehensive primary and mental health care services, to populations with historically limited access to health care. Some of these centers have closed in recent years due to budget cuts and competing priorities for limited funding. Given the scant amount of research on the effectiveness of SHCs in North Carolina, the difficulty in generalizing findings from other studies to this state, and the increased pressure on wraparound services to demonstrate their ability to improve student academic performance, this paper serves as a first step toward providing policy makers with a greater understanding of the effect SHCs in North Carolina have on reducing rates of student absenteeism. It is widely accepted that student absenteeism inhibits student learning and that children in poor health are more likely to miss school. Research shows that as the number of school days a student misses increases...