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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The text addresses important claims made by homosexuals in the hyper modernity: to get married, to adopt and to procreate. Psychoanalysis is the fundament for the reflections centered on gay male couples. There are major difficulties in social and legal field for these subjects in order to carry out the claims of affiliation and adoption without ignoring the difficulties of marriage. This may have favored a greater expression from these subjects, in comparison to lesbians, in the political struggle for social representation of homosexuality. Homosexual practices are discussed as ways of life that question the existing fictions in the Other, requiring then new legal fictions to order them. The text is finalized without tracing predictions for the future, concerning the consequences of this new situation, and mentioning the clinic of tolerance. Prudence without naivety recommends a necessary time to be able to say something about the effects of this new lifestyle by which homosexuals struggle.

Silva A.A.,Institute Estudos Avancados | Tomaz L.M.,PUC Minas
Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics | Year: 2013

Surface ozone plays a key role in the photochemistry of the low troposphere, being associated with health and environmental problems. It results from a pool of reactions involving natural and anthropogenic pollutants, solar radiation, and the atmospheric condition. In this study, 12-months of recent measurements of surface ozone concentration (SOC) are presented for an urban, tropical site in Brazil. An analysis of the SOC dependence on the local cloud cover is introduced. Daily maxima of the one-hour averaged data (1-h SOC) ranged from 8.7 to 96.1. ppbv and averaged 38.1±13.7. ppbv, while the monthly averages of the daily maxima of 1-h SOC varied from 24.5±8.8. ppbv in early fall to 46.7±9.3. ppbv in late winter. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Condalto S.,PUC Minas
2015 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference, IHTC 2015 | Year: 2015

It's evident in everyday life, the Earth cry for its needs, but few are those who stop and give deserved importance to the case. Unfortunately, the world is going through extensive famine crisis, homelessness, inequalities and numerous precarious situations which much has to say, but little is done to change. Given the urgent need to ensure the survival of the world, was created the 'Earth Charter', drafted by 23 representatives from several countries that met to ensure a planet where everyone can live with dignity, having access to the resources needed to build a sustainable Earth, more egalitarian and better living. This paper aims to discuss and raise awareness, at first, with Metallurgical Engineering students during the seventh edition of the technological fair IPUC-Polytechnic Institute of PUC Minas, addressing the issues raised by the document, providing reflection and dialogue about the principles of the Earth Charter with the participants and other exhibitors at the event. For such purpose, we developed a game called 'Earth Charter game' consisting of a wheel with 16 numbers-each representing a charter 'principle' and their subjects, in order to facilitate dialogue about the countless challenges faced by future professionals not only of Metallurgical Engineering but all other areas. This project aims to place this discussion in other engineering courses at PUC Minas and also, in a didactic way, insert it into primary and secondary schools. From the constructive and thoughtful dialogue generated by the project, you can apply the principles discussed in the daily life of each person, in order to have a sustainable and careful development relative to the Earth, including its population and ecosystem in general. This paper's advisers participates in the SIGHT PUC Minas. © 2015 IEEE.

Silva A.A.,Institute Estudos Avancados | Tomaz L.M.,PUC Minas
Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics | Year: 2012

Atmospheric ozone remains an important topic especially because of global climate change. In this study, total ozone column (TOC) measurements by a Microtops II (MII) ozone monitor at an urban, tropical site in Brazil are considered with local cloud cover (LCC). The standard deviation (SD) for MII measurements was within 4% averaging 1.14±0.58%. Clouds' presence impacts SD and cloudless sky measurements had SD≤1. The average TOC for the period was 258.0±11.5 Dobson Units. MII TOC data comparison with the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) showed average differences≤2%. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Rodrigues T.V.,PUC Minas
2014 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference, IHTC 2014 | Year: 2014

This paper presents the work of Maria Teixeira School-MTS as a pedagogical methodology of social and educational inclusion, and making a historical review of its trajectory. MTS is a non-profit institution located in the countryside of Luziânia city, (Brazil), promoting 1st phase of elementary school and youth and adult education. In 2013, offered free and quality educational service for 208 students, among children, teenagers and adults from low-income families in the common and special, under the educational inclusion. About 60 students have some type of disabilities, such as: Down syndrome, autism, mental, physical, auditory deficiencies. The proposal is based on constructivism and educational, technological and social inclusion. Founded in 1994, MTS has worked since its origin with the 'pedagogy of respect for differences', understanding difference as richness. Stimulates the development of efficiencies instead of highlighting the deficiencies. Luziânia is considered the 16th most violent city in Brazil, with few opportunities for young people at social risk. MTS adopts the Brazilian Sign Language as a discipline. Everyone learns LIBRAS, not just the deaf students. In addition, LIBRAS is used as an alternative communication to listeners students with difficulty speech, with great results. MTS has an ecological action with recycled material, promoting sustainable productive chain, avoiding waste, generating income with craft workshops from the transformed objects sale. MTS presented their demands to the group of engineers involved in humanitarian technology, being an NGO-partner of the IEEE-SIGHT-PUCMinas because of the need for accessible and assistive technologies appropriate technologies and innovative teaching methodology. © 2014 IEEE.

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