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Codifying the corporate opportunity doctrine: The (UK) Companies Act 2006
John Lowry
International Review of Law , 2012, DOI: 10.5339/irl.2012.5
Abstract: Part 10 of the UK Companies Act 2006 codifies the fiduciary and common law duties of directors as a means of addressing the key policy considerations which underpinned the company law reform project launched by the Labour Government in 1998. Focusing on the core fiduciary duty of loyalty and its corporate law manifestation in the form of the ‘corporate opportunity doctrine’, the article critically examines whether the statutory language adequately captures the totality of the duty as developed in the case law. It concludes that the formalistic language of the relevant provisions neither encompasses the breadth of the pre-existing jurisprudence nor addresses the policy objectives of the reform exercise.
Online Instructional Design Approaches Utilizing a Tablet PC
Pam Lowry
International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) , 2009, DOI: 10.3991/ijac.v2i4.993
Abstract: Online students can experience what instructional strategies can be utilized using a Tablet PC in online courses. This paper summarizes how inking in Word, Powerpoint, and Windows Journal can be effective in an online course both asynchronously and synchronously. Approaches concerning assignments, discussion boards, presentations, note taking are discussed and how they can be more effective for faculty members and students using a Tablet PC. Students actually experience how a Tablet PC can be utilized in an asynchronous and synchronous environment. In summary, preliminary data will be discussed from the students and professor’s point of view and next steps. As content and assignments are being designed and developed for an online graduate course, it is important to keep in mind teaching styles, student’s learning styles, and a faculty member’s approach to promoting a Tablet PC in an online course. Even though graduate students were not required to have a Tablet PC, the course enabled them to understand how effective a Tablet PC could be in an online course whether it was delivered asynchronous or synchronously. Powerpoint presentations were created to delivery asynchronously and synchronously content to students by utilizing a Tablet PC to illustrate concepts within the presentation. Assignments were created such as evaluating e-learning products, creating a Blackboard unit, evaluating online courses, group instruction sessions, and weekly discussion boards. As these assignments were graded, comments were written on their Word and Powerpoint files using Tablet PC inking. As the Tablet PC initiative is less than one year old at Lawrence Technological University, preliminary data is being collected from faculty members and students. After this class is taught summer 2008, additional research on the efforts of course design and student learning will be explored. The Tablet PC has the potential for enhancing online course delivery.
Interactive Assignments for Online Students
Pam Lowry
Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics , 2009,
Abstract: Students can experience first hand through interactive assignments what is involved in teaching an online course. Most students develop a whole new appreciation for the student learning process. Faculty are beginning to realize that online instruction is more than a series of readings posted to a course management system. This paper summarizes the faculty member's instructional strategies involved when creating student interaction assignments. The paper also summarizes the assignments, discussion board, and trends in education from the student's perspective. In summary, it concludes with the faculty's overall perspective concerning these assignments and how the assignments could be more effective for the student.
RGD: A comparative genomics platform
Mary Shimoyama, Jennifer R Smith, Tom Hayman, Stan Laulederkind, Tim Lowry, Rajni Nigam, Victoria Petri, Shur-Jen Wang, Melinda Dwinell, Howard Jacob, RGD Team
Human Genomics , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1479-7364-5-2-124
Abstract: The Rat Genome Database (RGD) (http://rgd.mcw.edu webcite) is recognised as the premier resource for genetic, genomic and phenotype data for the laboratory rat, Rattus norvegicus. Since 1999, RGD has provided a comprehensive catalogue of genes, quantitative trait loci (QTL) and strains, along with software tools to retrieve and display data of interest to investigators using this organism. The disease focus of these researchers often results in the use of multiple model organisms, in addition to clinical studies, in their efforts to elucidate the mechanisms and underlying genetic factors involved in human disease. To meet the needs of such users, RGD focuses its manual curation efforts on the functional, phenotype and pathway data related to specific disease areas and has integrated human and mouse data to create a comprehensive platform for comparative genomics and genetics. Several of these components are highlighted here.The wealth of data at RGD includes genes and QTLs for rat, human and mouse, as well as polymorphic markers for rat and human (Table 1). Information on inbred, outbred, mutant, congenic, consomic and other types of rat strains is also provided. A team of scientific curators validates the identity of genomic elements, provides official nomenclature and annotates these elements with functional data from published literature [1]. With more than 1.3 million published rat research papers, prioritising data for curation is a vital task, and a project approach has proved effective. Such projects revolve around gene families, molecular pathways, ultra-conserved gene sets and diseases.The disease portals (http://rgd.mcw.edu/wg/portals/ webcite) create a structure for prioritising rat data curation and integrating rat, human and mouse information, and provide a platform for researchers easily to access multiple data types related to a particular disease area (Table 2). RGD currently has portals for cardiovascular and neurological diseases, cancer, diabetes
Beyond Equality of What: Sen and Neutrality
Christopher Robert Lowry
Les Ateliers de l’éthique , 2009,
Abstract: Based on a close reading of the debate between Rawls and Sen on primary goods versus capabilities, I argue that liberal theory cannot adequately respond to Sen’s critique within a conventionally neutralist framework. In support of the capability approach, I explain why and how it defends a more robust conception of opportunity and freedom, along with public debate on substantive questions about well-being and the good life. My aims are: (i) to show that Sen’s capability approach is at odds with Rawls’s political liberal version of neutrality; (ii) to carve out a third space in the neutrality debate; and (iii) to begin to develop, from Sen’s approach, the idea of public value liberalism as a position that falls within that third space.En me basant sur une lecture attentive du débat entre Rawls et Sen sur les biens premiers versus les capabilités, je soutiendrai que la théorie libérale est incapable, dans un cadre neutraliste conventionnel, de répondre adéquatement à des injustices dans le domaine de la santé. à partir de l’approche des capabilités, j’explique pourquoi et comment cette approche permet de défendre une conception plus robuste de l’opportunité et de la liberté, de même qu’un débat public sur des questions substantielles concernant le bien-être et la vie bonne. Mes objectifs sont : (i) de clarifier le rapport entre le neutralisme de Rawls et sa défense des biens premiers, (ii), de démontrer les implications de la critique des capabilités de Sen, et (iii), d’esquisser une troisième position dans le débat sur la neutralité versus le perfectionnisme – à savoir, celle d’un perfectionnisme motivé par des considérations de légitimité.
Optimum data objects for technical literacy
Edward S. Lowry
Educational Technology & Society , 1999,
A Friendly Intro to Sieves with a Look Towards Recent Progress on the Twin Primes Conjecture
David Lowry-Duda
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: This is an extension and background to a talk I gave on 9 October 2013 to the Brown Graduate Student Seminar, called `A friendly intro to sieves with a look towards recent progress on the twin primes conjecture.' During the talk, I mention several sieves, some with a lot of detail and some with very little detail. I also discuss several results and built upon many sources. I'll provide missing details and/or sources for additional reading here.
A Study on Configuration and Integration of Sub-Systems to System-of-Systems with Rule Verification  [PDF]
Tim Warnecke
Engineering (ENG) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2015.710056
Abstract: Increasing complexity of today’s software systems is one of the major challenges software engineers have to face. This is aggravated by the fact that formerly isolated systems have to be interconnected to more complex systems, called System-of-Systems (SoS). Those systems are in charge to provide more functionality to the user than all of their independent sub-systems could do. Reducing the complexity of such systems is one goal of the software engineering paradigm called component-based software engineering (CBSE). CBSE enables the developers to treat individual sub-systems as components which interact via interfaces with a simulated environment. Thus those components can be developed and implemented independently from other components. After the implementation a system integrator is able to interconnect the components to a SoS. Despite this much-used approach it is possible to show that constraints, which are valid in an isolated sub-system, are broken after this system is integrated into a SoS. To emphasize this issue we developed a technique based on interconnected timed automata for modelling sub-systems and System-of-Systems in the model checking tool UPPAAL. The presented modelling technique allows it to verify the correctness of single sub-systems as well as the resulting SoS. Additionally we developed a tool which abstracts the complicated timed automata to an easy to read component based language with the goal to help system integrators building and verifying complex SoS.
Making Human Neurons from Stem Cells after Spinal Cord Injury
Natalia Abramova Lowry,Sally Temple
PLOS Medicine , 2007, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040048
The Madagascar rosewood massacre
D Schuurman, PP Lowry II
Madagascar Conservation & Development , 2009,
Abstract: Valuable timber has been exploited from Madagascar’s rainforests for many decades, and Malagasy rosewood and palissandre (Dalbergia spp.) are among the most sought after hardwoods in the world. Large quantities have been harvested and exported at an increasing rate over the last decade, almost entirely from illegal logging in protected areas, in particular Masoala and Marojejy National Parks, which comprise part of the newly - established Atsinanana UNESCO World Heritage Site in the SAVA (Sambava - Antalaha - Vohémar - Andapa) region of northeast Madagascar. We present information obtained from sources in the region that documents an unprecedented, highly organized expansion in the illegal timber trade operating openly in the wake of the country’s current political turmoil, with more than 625 containers of rosewood worth an estimated US $ 130 million leaving just from the port of Vohémar (Iharana) since early 2009 to cater for the demand of the international market. Members of local communities around Masoala and Marojejy derive very little benefit from timber harvesting, which severely compromises the integrity of the protected areas and their ecosystems, while nearly all the profits go to those who run the illegal operations. Income from ecotourism and other potential benefits is limited at Masoala and Marojejy by the region’s climate, relative inaccessibility and poor infrastructure, making it nearly impossible for locals to resist short - term gains from forest exploitation. Insufficient in numbers and lacking authority, park staff are unable to effect any control over logging activity within protected areas. The current scramble for resources in Madagascar’s parks and reserves challenges the viability of the previous government’s plans to protect 10 % of the country and calls into question the conservation commitment of the current regime.
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