This month's stories are all about change. For some, it is expected, for others not. Each character deals with it differently, some successfully, some not. But each story touches the heart and, hopefully, will make your next life change a little richer.First up, from Hannah Dela Cruz, an understated literary piece about a snowy day and Robert Redford-"A Box Full of Winter."From FFO Alum, a fantasy offering about the metaphysical manifestations of grief in Kelly Sandoval's "A Menagerie of Grief."Another FFO Alum, Kat Otis, offers us "Hinterlight Abby." A science fiction story, life aboard a generation ship pairs with belief in unexpected and unsettling ways. And, finally, this month's reprint selection, "Molten Heart," by yet another FFO Alum, Alexis A. Hunter. Get out your tissues. This science fiction tale of maternal love found in an unlikely place will touch even the stoniest hearts.Plus a new FXXK WRITING column by Jason S. Ridler. Fiction has always fought back.Just remember, if nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies.
This book provides a compilation of mathematical-computational tools that are used to analyze experimental data. The techniques presented are those that have been most widely and successfully applied to the analysis of physiological systems, and address issues such as randomness, determinism, dimension, and nonlinearity. In addition to bringing together the most useful methods, sufficient mathematical background is provided to enable non-specialists to understand and apply the computational techniques. Thus, the material will be useful to life-science investigators on several levels, from physiologists to bioengineer.Initial chapters present background material on dynamic systems, statistics, and linear system analysis. Each computational technique is demonstrated with examples drawn from physiology, and several chapters present case studies from oculomotor control, neuroscience, cardiology, psychology, and epidemiology. Throughout the text, historical notes give a sense of the development of the field and provide a perspective on how the techniques were developed and where they might lead. The overall approach is based largely on the analysis of trajectories in the state space, with emphasis on time-delay reconstruction of state-space trajectories. The goal of the book is to enable readers to apply these methods to their own research.
Online Public Engagement outlines the range of options, opportunities and the potential challenges of using online technologies to enhance and expand public engagement. The book orients urban and community planners, local government officials, economic development and other policy developers, who need to gather public involvement to guide strategic planning and program development.
Because online technologies are characterized by rapid change and swift evolution of specific platforms and methods, the book focuses on establishing a solid understanding of the strengths and limitations of online technologies, as well as an intellectual and practical basis for analyzing and selecting online options. Specific current technologies are used as examples and case studies, but are incorporated judiciously due to the frequently short shelf life of specific online platforms.
The book walks readers through the key steps to successfully implementing online public engagement tools:
Local government and related professionals and officials are under increasing pressure to use online public engagement tools, due to budget cuts, popular demand for transparency and involvement, and increasing project complexity. The first of its kind,Online Public Engagement will give them an opportunity to more effectively evaluate their needs and potential for online public engagement, without being tied to a specific platform.
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