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  • The Corporatization of Health Education Curricula: ‘Part of the Solution’ to Childhood Obesity?

    Powell, Darren (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Thermal Processes: Pasteurization

    Oliveira, Maria; Gibbs, PA; Nunez, H; Almonacid, S; Simpson, R (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Thermal pasteurization is a classical method of food preservation that reduces the number of unwanted vegetative cells of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in foods, extending food shelf life, promoting food safety, and allowing the reduction and elimination of added chemical preservatives to foods. Pasteurization recently was redefined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “any process, treatment, or combination thereof, which is applied to food to reduce the most resistant microorganism(s) of public health significance to a level that is not likely to present a public health risk under normal conditions of distribution and storage.” Therefore, this definition includes nonthermal pasteurization processes such as high-pressure and high-intensity pulsed electric fields.

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  • Cerebral hemispheric interactions

    Corballis, Michael (2014-06-04)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The two cerebral hemispheres are specialized in different ways, as evident from studies of unilateral brain injury, testing of split-brained patients, and brain imaging. The most robust finding is that the left hemisphere in most people is specialized for language and skilled manual action, with some right hemisphere specialization for nonverbal functions, including spatial attention, emotion, and mental imagery. Although long-considered unitary, or based on complementarity of function, human cerebral asymmetry is multidimensional, comprising as many as four independent dimensions. And although often assumed to be uniquely human, cerebral asymmetries are widespread in nonhuman species.

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  • “Bon appétit, Lion City”: The use of French in naming restaurants in Singapore

    Serwe, SK; Ong, Kenneth; Ghesquiere, JF (2013-07-01)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    In multilingual Singapore, French can frequently be found in the names of local food retailers and restaurants. This study attempts to investigate the form and function of French in these business names. By considering which meanings French expresses in the local corporate context, the reasons behind the use of French will be discussed. At the heart of the analysis, is a corpus of 47 names found on shop signs in different locations of Singapore. Results suggest a link between form, the type of food retail business, and the food served. Functionally, French expresses cultural and social meanings, while stressing individual and collective identities. We present evidence for the use of French as an emergent commercial register peculiar to Singapore.

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  • Learner Centered Pedagogy in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste: For the Benefit of the Learner or the Learned

    Shah, Ritesh (2014-07-17)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The expert contributors to this volume investigate educational access and equity for citizens, ethnic and religious minorities, and indigenous people within these countries.

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  • Indigenous Visions For Sustainable Development Law? Continuing the Conversation

    Watene, Krushil (2013-08-01)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Bosnian or Bosniac: Aspects of a Contemporary Slavic Language Question

    Greenberg, Robert (2008)

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  • Introduction

    Greenberg, Robert (2012)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Kind and Unkindness: Aaron in Titus Andronicus

    Boyd, Brian (2004)

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  • From Serbo-Croation to Montenegrin? Politics of Language in Montenegro

    Greenberg, Robert (2004)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The Last Word—or Not? On Some Cards Entitled Laura

    Boyd, Brian (2013)

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  • Agency and platform: The relationships between talk and writing

    Parr, Judith; Jesson, Rebecca; McNaughton, S (2009)

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  • Conserving Urban Landscape Heritage: a Geographical Approach

    Whitehand, JWR; Gu, Kai (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The Right to Information. Indigenous Media and the Bolivarian Revolution

    Lehman, K (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    In an electoral environment with a high concentration of private media ownership by opposition forces aligned with transnational anti-Chávez media, President Chávez has won nearly all elections and referenda. The Bolivarian Revolution’s media laws have contributed to this success through socially inclusionary policies, in conformance with the Venezuelan Constitution and statutes, designed to further national redistribution goals. Venezuelan indigenous peoples have enjoyed a mutually supportive relationship with the government and have taken advantage of these media policies—gaining access to the production of video, documentary film, social and print media, and radio—to negotiate tensions between their communities, the state, and hegemonic groups that continue colonialist practices. Joining networks of indigenous peoples in and beyond Abya Yala (the Americas), they call on all states to implement policies promoting the right to information and communication, and to treat all peoples with respect in order to decolonize knowledge hierarchies. Using their ways of knowing and communicating with the earth and with others globally, exercising these rights challenge current property rights regimes through the activation of relational ontologies as defined by Escobar.

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  • Painful exclusion: Hepatitis C in the New Zealand Hemophilia Community

    Park, Juliet (2013)

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  • Tacking between disciplines: Approaches to tuberculosis in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Tuvalu

    Park, Juliet; Littleton, Judith (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Earlier chapters in this volume have demonstrated that studies of health and disease which confine themselves to anthropology on the one hand or epidemiology on the other offer incomplete understandings of the complex phenomena involved. Yet these disciplines have differing logics. It cannot be assumed that the truths they offer are commensurable and compatible, so a simple ‘add and stir’ approach is seldom satisfactory. In our studies of the political ecology of tuberculosis in New Zealand and two contrasting island Pacific nations, along with the transnational spaces between, we have prioritised anthropological approaches, which are not reducible to 'culture' only. We have tacked between history, anthropology and epidemiological research on tuberculosis and those intertwined health and social conditions which interact with TB to produce worse outcomes. In this chapter we examine historical and contemporary cases which show how ‘tacking between’ disciplines reveals insights contrary to popular understandings.

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  • Sensory Ecology and Neuroethology of the Lateral Line.

    Montgomery, John; Bleckmann, H; Coombs, S (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The sensory ecology and neuroethology of the lateral line provides an overview of the role of the lateral line in natural fish behaviour. The approach is more conceptual than comprehensive, choosing representative behaviors and especially those that lend themselves to a neuroethological analysis. This approach provides a clear focus for the determination of the relevant parameters of the physical stimulus, the physical and physiological mediation of stimulus encoding, and a targeted approach as to how the central nervous system processes and transforms sensory inputs to behavioral action. Like all major sensory systems, the lateral line makes an important contribution to the sensory capabilities of fish and aquatic amphibians and contributes to a wide range of core behaviors. This overview covers the role of the lateral line in: feeding, avoidance of predators, communication, hydrodynamic imaging, and orientation to slow and turbulent flows.

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  • Mental health nursing education in the Waikato 1912 – 2010

    Prebble, Catherine (2012)

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  • Io chi siamo ( I am who we are)

    Sinclair, PA; Davies, Maree (2005)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The authors argue that the documentation resulting from engagement, via WebCT, in interactive learning tasks created for the participants an opportunity for a heightened level of engagement and discourse. The process of referring back to the record of the discussion caused the participants both to own the discussion to a greater extent and to carry the discussion forward in a more engaged and intellectually demanding manner. This result reflects an overall rise in the level of discourse and metacognition. This paper aims to generate a greater understanding of the pedagogy needed for developing future web-based modules and to consider where the teacher is placed in the learning community. Furthermore, what distinguishes these interactive learning tasks from face-to-face classroom interactive learning tasks is the documentation of this learning, which allows the learners and the lecturer to 'see' the learning. The effectiveness of this process is examined from the viewpoints and voices of both students and lecturers participating in a WebCT course.

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  • A Case Study: The Dilemmas of Biculturalism in Education Policy and Visual Arts Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Smith, Jill (2007)

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