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Longing for the Mongrel
April Munson
Revista Electronica Interuniversitaria de Formación del Profesorado , 2009,
Abstract: Throughout the United States, there is a strong push for development and implementation of hybrid (blended) and online courses in higher education. Campuses attach themselves to a variety of programs to assist this occurrence, and training for faculty on how to use the programs happen regularly. However, despite the call to do it, and the offering of the tools, many are still left uncertain on how to move an imagined online course beyond repositories of data. Knowing how to use tools of technology is not enough. The first step is to revisit what it means to teach and learn. This article describes the reconceptualization of teaching and learning that is ongoing in the implementation of a hybrid seminar course in art education by a technology trainee.
Molecular Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis in the United States
April L. Harkins,Erik Munson
ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology , 2011, DOI: 10.5402/2011/279149
A Manifold Calculus Approach to Link Maps and the Linking Number
Brian Munson
Mathematics , 2007, DOI: 10.2140/agt.2008.8.2323
Abstract: We study the space of "link maps": the space of maps of a disjoint union of compact, closed manifolds P_1, . . ., P_k into a manifold N whose images are pairwise disjoint. We apply the manifold calculus of functors developed by Goodwillie and Weiss to study the difference between it and its linear and quadratic approximations. We identify an appropriate generalization of the linking number as the geometric object which measures the difference between the space of link maps and its linear approximation. Our analysis of the difference between link maps and its quadratic approximation connects with recent work of the author, and is used to show that the Borromean rings are linked. We also conjecture connectivity estimates for the approximating spaces.
Multiperspective Representation of Internal Controls in Business Processes  [PDF]
Iheb Abdellatif, Alain April
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2012.512112

The internal control process, which is designed to help an organization accomplish specific control objectives, is one of the most important processes, as it can determine whether or not the organization is in compliance with its internal or external requirements. Internal controls emerge from different perspectives. Currently, experts view and act on one control perspective at a time, which creates inefficiencies and duplication. This software engineering research is aimed at proposing a multiperspective framework for representing internal controls, in order to obtain a centralized and comprehensive view of all internal control mechanisms. To carry out this research, we also needed to represent the many different stakeholder perspectives of internal controls. Based on a literature review of mathematical and psychological analysis, we searched for the most suitable multiperspective representation of internal controls, and assessed the many representation options using the AHP (analytical hierarchical process) sensitivity analysis approach. This approach has been applied to a study group which has been called to answer to a questionnaire.

Embeddings in the 3/4 range
Brian A. Munson
Mathematics , 2003,
Abstract: We give a complete obstruction to turning an immersion of an m-dimensional manifold M in Euclidean n-space into an embedding when 3n>4m+4. It is a secondary obstruction, and exists only when the primary obstruction, due to Haefliger, vanishes. The obstruction lives in a twisted cobordism group, and its vanishing implies the existence of an embedding in the regular homotopy class of the given immersion in the range indicated. We use Goodwillie's calculus of functors, following Weiss, to help organize and prove the result.
A purely homotopy theoretic proof of the Blakers-Massey Theorem for $n$-cubes
Brian A. Munson
Mathematics , 2012,
Abstract: Goodwillie's proof of the Blakers-Massey Theorem for $n$-cubes relies on a lemma whose proof invokes transversality. The rest of his proof follows from general facts about cubes of spaces and connectivities of maps. We present a purely homotopy-theoretic proof of this lemma. The methods are elementary, using a generalization and modification of an argument originally due to Puppe used to prove the Blakers-Massey Theorem for squares.
Derivatives of the identity and generalizations of Milnor's invariants
Brian A. Munson
Mathematics , 2009, DOI: 10.1112/jtopol/jtr005
Abstract: We synthesize work of U. Koschorke on link maps and work of B. Johnson on the derivatives of the identity functor in homotopy theory. The result can be viewed in two ways: (1) As a generalization of Koschorke's "higher Hopf invariants", which themselves can be viewed as a generalization of Milnor's invariants of link maps in Euclidean space; and (2) As a stable range description, in terms of bordism, of the cross effects of the identity functor in homotopy theory evaluated at spheres. We also show how our generalized Milnor invariants fit into the framework of a multivariable manifold calculus of functors, as developed by the author and Voli\'{c}, which is itself a generalization of the single variable version due to Weiss and Goodwillie.
Introduction to the manifold calculus of Goodwillie-Weiss
Brian A. Munson
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: We present an introduction to the manifold calculus of functors, due to Goodwillie and Weiss. Our perspective focuses on the role the derivatives of a functor F play in this theory, and the analogies with ordinary calculus. We survey the construction of polynomial functors, the classification of homogeneous functors, and results regarding convergence of the Taylor tower. We sprinkle examples throughout, and pay special attention to spaces of smooth embeddings.
Assessing South Africa’s strategic options of soft power application through civic interest groups
YF April
African Journal on Conflict Resolution , 2009,
Abstract: South African foreign policy is premised on the African Renaissance concept of good governance. The country’s good governance objectives are to strive for world peace and the settlement of all international disputes by negotiation – not war. Furthermore, South Africa's foreign policy is informed by its domestic policy which is guided by the vision of a democratic South Africa that promotes best practices with regard to good governance regionally and globally. Given its vision of effective global governance, South African foreign policy faces many challenges due to the various continental demands that include global food shortages, low intensity conflict, and low employment levels. This article argues that South Africa cannot accomplish its foreign policy objectives by itself and advocates the use of civic interest groups as a strategic tool of implementing soft power. In demonstrating the impact of civic interest groups as a foreign policy instrument, the article illustrates how globalisation has changed the world of international diplomacy, requiring non-state actors to become more active in transforming the economic and political playing field. Throughout the discussion, the South African Dialogue for Women is used as a case study that demonstrates how South Africa could further achieve its objectives of African Renaissance by supporting civil society initiatives in promoting good governance on the ground.
Profile: April Colosimo
April Colosimo
Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research , 2009,
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