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Apr 30 2010

New Acquisitions Highlights

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The anatomical basis of dentistry/ Bernard Liebgott.

D 611 L71

Using a clear, accessible style, with practical Clinical Notes boxes, this book closely relates the basic science of applied anatomy to the clinical practice of dentistry.

 

Handbook of orthodontics/ Martyn T. Cobourne, Andrew T. DiBiase.

D 617.64 C65

Whilst maintaining a strong clinical focus throughout, this new volume provides the reader with a firm understanding of the problem of malocclusion and its management and addresses the controversies in modern orthodontics by taking an evidence-based look at current clinical practice. The book also presents a clear explanation of the basic sciences of relevance to the orthodontist, including an up-to-date look at craniofacial development, growth and syndromic conditions that affect this region.

 

Head and neck anatomy for dental medicine/ edited by Eric W. Baker.

D 611.91 H43 B

It combines concise but thorough explanatory text with stunning full-color illustrations to guide the reader through every structure of the head and neck. Its exquisite artwork and detailed coverage make this atlas an essential learning tool and reference for every student and practitioner of dental medicine. It will also be useful for otolaryngologists, speech pathologists, or anyone who deals primarily with the head and neck.

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Apr 30 2010

牙科新聞

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16 – 30 April 2010

香港

 

1.   口病還須脾藥醫  [太陽報] 2010-04-28 S04 醫健寶庫

2.   人工植牙終身受用  [太陽報] 2010-04-28 S04 醫健寶庫

3.   三大口腔毛病 解救有法  [太陽報] 2010-04-28 S02 醫健寶庫

4.   牙刷用3周後 細菌含量相當9杯髒水  [香港商報] 2010-04-26 B06 養生之道 保健秘訣

5.   牙齒意外創傷處理方法  [東方日報] 2010-04-22 A12 港聞 急救智庫

6.   口腔惡菌「噬人」妻毆夫嘴拳頭受傷染菌發炎  [蘋果日報] 2010-04-20 A14 健康與醫療

7.   1-2歲寶寶出牙期磨牙紓腫癢  [明報] 2010-04-18 D04 育兒百科 姚嘉榕

 

[Source: Wisenews]

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Apr 30 2010

Access to Intelligent Buildings International

Published by under Engineering

Do you know that HKUL has a subscription to the Intelligent Buildings International via the ProQuest aggregator? The journal as described by EarthScan “With an international editorial board representing 20 countries, Intelligent Buildings International examines new methodologies and tools for intelligent buildings, smart materials and systems, and explores the wider context beyond theoretical foundations, linking practical solutions with philosophical or sociological considerations. 

The latest publications of vol. 2, issue 2 2010 is now available e.g.  A top-down system engineering approach as an alternative to the traditional over-the-bench methodology for the design of a building”. Click here for more of its articles.

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Apr 28 2010

China’s Research Output More Than Doubled

China’s explosive scientific growth continues to reshape the international research base. What fields offer nations the best opportunity to align with Chinese interests? Thomson Reuters provides powerful visualizations to document China’s vast expansion and highlight areas of future growth. The report notes China’s unique innovation platform in physical science, while also exploring a rise in agricultural and medical sciences.  [Source: Thomson Reuters.  Global Research Report: China]

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Apr 28 2010

BibMe: Free, Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker

BibMe is a free citation generator & is your one-stop destination for all your bibliography needs. It’s an extremely useful, comprehensive and simple-to-use automatic online bibliography.

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Apr 27 2010

CiteUlike : Everyone’s library

citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references 3,828,064 articles – 3,368 added today.

 * Easily store references you find online
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Apr 26 2010

The Reverend Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China

During his long life, the Reverend Claude L. Pickens, Jr. spent many years as a Christian missionary in China. Working with his wife, Elizabeth, he maintained a particular interest in China’s Muslim population. Pickens spent time in central China as the Canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and he also spent time making surveys of Muslims in northwest China, northeast Tibet, and Inner Mongolia. This digital collection brings together over 1000 photos taken by Pickens during his travels through the region in the 1920s and 1930s. Visitors should start their journey by reading the “Biographical Note” on Pickens, and then giving the finding aid a quick look. The photographs can be viewed via Harvard’s VIA catalog, and they just need to search on the name Claude L. Pickens. Overall, the collection provides a fascinating look into this very intriguing facet of Chinese cultural and social history.

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Apr 26 2010

Hogenberg: Franz and Abraham Hogenberg Engravings

The Princeton University Library was the recipient of 1986 graduate Bruce Willsie’s collection of 155 engravings, from the Geschichtsbldtter (History Sheets) published between 1570 and 1610.  The engravings, by Franz and Abraham Hogenberg depict the Eighty Years War of 1568-1648, and have been made accessible online by the Princeton University Library Digital Collections.  Visitors should click on the “Collection Images” link in the middle of the homepage to access the detailed images.  The images are shown one by one as the default, but can also be viewed as thumbnails by clicking on the button with the grid on it, below the written menu.  Although the titles of each engraving are in Dutch, the descriptions are in English. Each engraving of a scene from the War depicts a distinct event, and offers much for visitors to peruse with abundant detail.  Visitors should not miss zooming in on any of the images to see them in detail. Users can use the cross of double-headed arrows to interact with the image as well.  Item 147, “Arnheim/Knodsenbrug/Nijmwegen” is a great example of the engraving skills involved in the depiction of the soldiers’ uniforms and equipment.

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Apr 26 2010

Art Through Time: A Global View

How do people understand art? What is the relationship between art and the society from which it comes? These are but a few of the questions explored by the fine thirteen-part series produced by the Annenberg Media group. The motivating principle behind the series is to explore “diverse cultural perspectives on shared human experiences.” Visitors will note that each program has a theme, and visitors can watch the entire program sequentially, or just bounce around as they see fit. Some of these themes include “Dreams and Visions”, “Converging Cultures”, and “Portraits”. Alongside each video program, visitors will find select images that reflect the themes of each program, and it’s fun to look at these images before and after a viewing. The “Compare” area allows visitors the opportunity to look at two works of art side-by-side and consider questions like “How can art inspire technical innovation?” and “How can hybrid art define individual identity?”

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Apr 26 2010

ESG Update April 2010: Oil Sands, UK REITs, Health Care Reform & US Retailers

RiskMetrics (through ISS Governance Services) provides corporate governance data and we subscribe their Directors Data through WRDS:

 

RiskMetrics. Directors data request [electrionic resource].

http://library.hku.hk/record=b4187090

 

It includes variables related to individual board directors, such as name, age, tenure, gender, committee memberships, independence classification, primary employer and title, number of other public company boards serving on, shares owned, etc. The data began in 1996 and is updated annually.

 

You may also wish to find the following hot topics at their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Insight available online at blog.riskmetrics.com/esg:

 

Hot Topics at ESG Insight

Oil Sands Profits May Prove Illusory:
Investors Question Assumptions Behind BP Sunrise Project

Massey is Not Alone:
Weak Safety Records a Risk for Other US Coal Mining Firms

2010 Proxy Season: Amid Setbacks for Net Neutrality,
Open MIC Proposals Still Pending

Progress & Quackery:
Lessons for Today from the Progressive Era

The Impact of ESG Integration:
A Roundup of Research on Risk and Returns

 

ESG Spotlight: New Study of Health Care Reform’s Impact on US Retailers

In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which requires (among other things) that large employers either offer healthcare coverage to their full-time workers, or pay a substantial penalty if they do not.

RiskMetrics ESG analyst Linda-Eling Lee has been studying the potential impact of health care reform (HCR) on the consumer retail sector. Ms. Lee has collaborated with RiskMetrics’ financial research & analysis team on a series of issue briefs; their most recent report was delivered to clients on April 9.

Key Findings and Implications

  • The new law will affect some retailers more than others.
  • Potential winners include firms that
    • currently provide better benefits and those that
    • depend less on full-time and more on part-time employees.
  • Investors need better data about retailers’ full-time/part-time labor force mix.

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Event Spotlight: Labor Relations and The Changing Role of Unions in a Global Economy

Declining union membership in the US and increasing globalization of the economy, both in manufacturing and in sales, are stories that have been playing out for some time, but it is not yet clear what the fate of organized labor will be in the 21st century.

Unions continue to make news in the US, for example, with efforts to organize Starbucks employees or pass the Card Check law to ease the process of organization. At the same time, the methods of exerting influence are evolving, as evidenced by shareholder proposals submitted by unions and occasional partnerships with environmental organizations on health issues. NGO campaigns and Fair Trade certification have also stepped in as alternative means to address at least some of the issues surrounding fair treatment of workers abroad.

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