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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Works: 373 works in 557 publications in 3 languages and 14,125 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives  Television programs  Historical television programs  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Periodicals  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Funder, Sponsor, Editor, Other
Classifications: QC774.A49, B
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Alvarez : adventures of a physicist by Luis W Alvarez( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of physicist Robert Alvarez recounting his live and work in the field of physics
Immigration reconsidered : history, sociology, and politics by Virginia Yans-McLaughlin( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays offers an interdisciplinary and global perspective on immigration to the USA
Memoirs of an unregulated economist by George J Stigler( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty and modest intellectual autobiography, the author gives us a fascinating glimpse into the little-known world of economics and the people who study it. One of the most distinguished economists of the twentieth century, Stigler was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982 for his work on public regulation. He also helped found the Chicago School of economics, and many of his fellow Chicago luminaries appear in these pages, including Fredrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Ronald Coase, and Gary Becker. Stigler's appreciation for such colleagues and his sense of excitement about economic ideas past and present make his Memoirs both highly entertaining and highly educational
The Future of college mathematics : proceedings of a conference/workshop on the first two years of college mathematics by Anthony Ralston( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conference of which these are the proceedings was held in June-July 1982 at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The purpose was to discuss the restructuring of the first two years of college mathematics to provide some balance between the traditional calculus-linear algebra sequence, and discrete mathematics. The volume contains 21 papers presenting arguments both for and against such a change and some ideas as to what a new curriculum might look like. Such topics as symbolic manipulation and algorithms problem solving and modeling, mathematical needs in other subject areas, statistics, and remedial mathematics were included. The papers were generally distributed before the conference, and the discussion transcript follows each paper. The third day of the meeting was devoted to three workshops, two concerned with the curriculum itself and one focusing on the problems of implementing a new curriculum. (Mns)
The pilgrims by Yale University Press Film Service( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorated each year at Thanksgiving, no chapter in American history has been more clouded in myth, legend and venerable cliche than the story of the Pilgrims
Vision, brain, and cooperative computation by Michael A Arbib( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye movements in reading : perceptual and language processes by Keith Rayner( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye Movements in Reading: Perceptual and Language Processes focuses on eye movement and cognitive processes as a way to study the reading process. This book also discusses the different aspects of reading. Organized into seven parts encompassing 26 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the perceptual and psychophysical factors essential to eye movement during reading. This book then explains how some psychophysical factors, such as type size and masking, affect the reading performance. Other chapters consider the role of transient and sustained cells, as well as their possible effect
The Great War, 1918 by David McCullough( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that focuses on the end of World War I through personal accounts, letters and diaries of soldiers
Research libraries and technology; a report to the Sloan Foundation by Herman Howe Fussler( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt is made to relate technological potentials and limitations to some of the major current trends, problems, and objectives of the library. Attention is focused on the large, university, research-oriented library since it is here that one finds the most difficult resource access and bibliographic control problems. A synopsis is presented of the major studies of the past decade on libraries and technology, followed by a review of some data on library cost trends, rates of library growth, and several related matters, all of which have a variety of direct implications for the use of technology and other alternatives. An analysis is then made of the possibilities for change in the basic apparatus of bibliographic control, and of three widely discussed methods for extending resource availability and reducing the pressure on local collection growth: shared resource systems; microforms and other photocopies, and the facsimile transmission of textual materials. Current applications to libraries of the computer and closely related technologies are surveyed, the study culminating in general conclusions and recommendations. (Author/SL)
Cognitive psychophysiology : event-related potentials and the study of cognition by Emanuel Donchin( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding quantitative history by Loren Haskins( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Merging of disciplines : new directions in pure, applied, and computational mathematics : proceedings of a symposium held in honor of Gail S. Young at the University of Wyoming, August 8-10, 1985 by Richard E Ewing( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the Proceedings of the symposium held at the University of Wyoming in August, 1985, to honor Gail Young on his seventieth birthday (which actually took place on October 3, 1985) and on the occasion of his retirement. Nothing can seem more natural to a mathematician in this country than to honor Gail Young. Gail embodies all the qualities that a mathematician should possess. He is an active and effective research mathematician, having written over sixty pa pers in topology, n-dimensional analysis, complex variables, and "miscellanea." He is an outstanding expositor, as his fine book Topology, written with J.G. Hocking (Addison Wesley, 1961), amply demonstrates. He has a superlative record in public office of outstanding, unstinting service to the mathematical community and to the cause of education. But what makes Gail unique and special is that throughout all aspects of his distinguished career, he has emphasized human values in everything he has done. In touching the lives of so many of us, he has advanced the entire profession. Deservedly, he has innumerable friends in the mathematical community, the academic community, and beyond
New directions in two-year college mathematics : proceedings of the Sloan Foundation Conference on two-year College Mathematics, held July11-14 at Menlo College in Atherton, California by Donald J Albers( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By Donald J. Albers ix INTRODUCTION In July of 1984 the first national conference on mathematics education in two-year colleges was held at Menlo College. The conference was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Two-year colleges account for more than one-third of all undergraduate enrollments in mathematics, and more than one-half of all college freshmen are enrolled in two-year colleges. These two facts alone suggest the importance of mathematics education in two-year colleges, particularly to secondary schools, four-year colleges, and universities. For a variety of reasons, four-year colleges and universities are relatively unaware of two-year colleges. Arthur Cohen, who was a participant at the "New Directions" conference warns: "Four-year colleges and universities ignore two-year colleges at their own peril." Ross Taylor, another conference participant, encouraged two-year college faculty to be ever mindful of their main source of students--secondary schools- and to work hard to strengthen their ties with them. There are many other reasons why it was important to examine two-year college mathematics from a national perspective: 1. Over the last quarter century, rio other sector of higher education has grown so rapidly as have two-year colleges. Their enrollments tripled in the 60's, doubled in the 70's, and continue to increase rapidly in the 80's. x 2. Twenty-five years ago, two-year colleges accounted for only one-seventh of all undergraduate mathematics enrollments; today the fraction is more than one-third
Community ecology : workshop held at Davis, CA, April 1986( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of the workshop on Community Ecology at Davis was specifically to explore the role of scale in developing a theoretical approach to understanding communities. A number of aspects of scale enter into attempts to understand ecological communities. One is organizational scale. Should community ecology proceed by building up from population biology? This question and its ramifications are stressed throughout the book and explored in Ch. 1 by S.A. Levin. Notions of scale have long been important in understanding physical systems. In interactions of organisms with their physical environment, questions of scale become paramount, as illustrated in Ch. 2 by A. Okubo. Other questions are, for example, how many details, such as genetics or age structure, need to be included in the models of population biology? Moreover, determination of the right scale to use in a given situation is not always easy, yet it is always a first step both in practical and in theoretical work. These questions are considered by A. Hastings and P. Kareiva/M. Anderson. These chapters set the stage for the next four, dealing explicitly with basic questions of why communities have the numbers, densities and species observed. These are explored by P. Chesson, J. Cohen, S. Pimm and P. Yodzis. This book, without providing final answers to questions about scale, provides an up-to-date demonstration of some aspects and consequences of the subject
A Practical introduction to videohistory : the Smithsonian Institution and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation experiment( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied population biology by S. K Jain( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An increasing variety of biological problems involving resource management, conservation and environmental quality have been dealt with using the principles of population biology (defined to include population dynamics, genetics and certain aspects of community ecology). There appears to be a mixed record of successes and failures and almost no critical synthesis or reviews that have attempted to discuss the reasons and ways in which population biology, with its remarkable theoretical as well as experimental advances, could find more useful application in agriculture, forestry, fishery, medicine and resource and environmental management. This book provides examples of state-of-the-art applications by a distinguished group of researchers in several fields. The diversity of topics richly illustrates the scientific and economic breadth of their discussions as well as epistemological and comparative analyses by the authors and editors. Several principles and common themes are emphasized and both strengths and potential sources of uncertainty in applications are discussed. This volume will hopefully stimulate new interdisciplinary avenues of problem-solving research
Individual preparedness and response to chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological terrorist attacks by Lynn E Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. scientific and technical workforce : improving data for decisionmaking( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns about the size and adequacy of the U.S. scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematics workforce have been voiced repeatedly over the years, though surpluses have been more common than shortages. The RAND Corporation convened conference documented here worked to explore the limitations of existing data and to uncover possible improvements. This volume presents the papers delivered and discussed at the workshop, as well as RAND's synthesis of workforce data needs and opportunities for meeting those needs
Blended learning : research perspectives by Anthony G Picciano( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, inc., New York

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New York Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Фонд Альфреда Слоуна

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Vision, brain, and cooperative computationApplied population biologyIndividual preparedness and response to chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological terrorist attacksThe U.S. scientific and technical workforce : improving data for decisionmakingBlended learning : research perspectives