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Northeastern Illinois University is a public state university located in Chicago, Illinois. The main campus is located in the community area of North Park with three additional campuses in the metropolitan area. Tracing its founding to 1867, it was first established as a separate branch of a public college in 1949. NEIU serves 12,000 students in the region and is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.NEIU has one of the longest running free form community radio stations, WZRD Chicago 88.3 FM. Wikipedia.

Wong-Lo M.,Northeastern Illinois University | Bullock L.M.,University of North Texas
Aggression and Violent Behavior | Year: 2014

Cyberbullying requires researchers to refine their perspectives to encapsulate its etiology and the multi-faceted practices. The infusion of technology has expanded the traditional definition of bullying and challenged the conventional characteristics of roles (e.g., perpetrators, victims, bystanders) involved in online bullying incidents. Specific to the role of bystanders, the digital culture presents inherent challenges that may prevent witnesses from taking a stand against unjust behaviors across online environments. To examine the digital metamorphosis of the bystander culture and its challenges to conventional approaches towards prevention and intervention, five area topics will be discussed: (a) overview of bullying and cyberbullying, (b) bystander culture, (c) digital bystanders, (d) interrelated effects of digital accessibility, anonymity, and autonomy and (e) digital upstanders. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Tracy K.W.,Northeastern Illinois University
IEEE Potentials | Year: 2012

Mobile application deployment and use has exploded since Apple's deployment of the iPhone and the release of Google's Android operating system. The development of these applications is much easier than earlier mobile application development platforms but still carries some of the same complexities and issues. This article details recent experiences in developing an official IEEE mobile application on both Apple's iOS as well as the Android operating system. Some history of mobile application development is included. The mobile application developed starts with leveraging IEEE.tv content, but the vision is to expand the application to a more engaging application that IEEE members will enjoy and use. © 2012 IEEE. Source

Gallemore C.,Northeastern Illinois University | Munroe D.K.,Ohio State University
Global Environmental Change | Year: 2013

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation projects currently cover an area approximately twice the size of Germany and challenge traditional concepts of centralization and decentralization in studies of environmental governance. Emerging from the interactions of a complex network of actors, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation demonstrates that transnational governance networks of organizations can become spatially centralized. Using a historical analysis of the development of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, we argue that the evolution of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation policy has been directed primarily from donor countries, especially in North America and Europe. Adopting a social network analysis approach, we present findings from a new dataset of collaboration on 276 Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, avoided deforestation, and sustainable forest management projects that began some on-the-ground operations between 1989 and June 2012, finding that organizations in donor countries have from the beginning been the central actors in the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation network. We conclude that Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation exhibits spatial centralization within transnational governance architectures despite institutional fragmentation, raising important normative questions about participation in transnational forest governance. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Gallagher R.M.,Northeastern Illinois University
Journal of Regional Science | Year: 2013

Direct trade between establishments, coupled with costs of trading goods and information across space, has long been considered a primary determinant of industrial colocation. However, researchers have had difficulty decomposing the effects of interindustry trade into these two cost components. Using new techniques for separately estimating shipping and information costs, this paper provides an empirical framework for identifying the various sources of industrial coagglomeration among U.S. manufacturing industries. My findings suggest that both interindustry shipping costs and information costs influence metropolitan-level coagglomeration. Additional evidence points to the significant role of direct information costs in determining intraindustry agglomerations. © 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Source

Thompson M.E.,Northeastern Illinois University
Violence Against Women | Year: 2014

The purpose of self-defense training is to expand people's options, yet it is often framed as a solely physical, and limiting, response to violence. I draw on my own experience as a self-defense instructor and that of others in the self-defense movement to argue that an empowerment approach to self-defense training contributes to the anti-violence movement in multiple ways: providing a pathway to increase women's and girls' safety and their potential for becoming powerful and effective social change agents right now, providing an informed and embodied understanding of violence, and offering comprehensive options to recognize, prevent, and interrupt violence. © The Author(s) 2014. Source

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