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  • Author(s):
    Christianos Burlotos
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    The residential construction industry in developing nations is often plagued by numerous constraining systems, including underdeveloped financial markets, ineffective governing bodies, and unregulated material and labor markets, which restrict safe and disaster-resilient housing to the wealthy minority. The majority are left in nonengineered, informally constructed homes, which, in countries with high exposure to hydro-meteorological and/or seismic hazards, can prove deadly. The thesis presen…

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    Jeff Harden
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    Governments around the world adopt transparency reforms to facilitate accountability. In principle, open proceedings provide citizens with valuable information to evaluate elected officials’ decisionmaking, which incentives lawmakers to follow mass preferences when choosing policies. However, the public’s general lack of knowledge and engagement with the political process may weaken the power of open information, and perhaps instead allow citizens and groups with extreme views to exer…

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    Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Debra Javeline
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    As climate changes, coastal homeowners are potentially crucial actors in reducing the risks to property and human life from rising seas and increased hurricane activity. Absent strict, enforceable regulations mandating retrofitting of existing homes or major changes in homeowner insurance requirements, coastal resilience in a changing climate will largely reflect private, voluntary decisions of millions of individuals. However, research is scarce on the current risk level of U.S. coastal home…

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    2018-05-22
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    Mandy Havert, Mimi Beck, Matthew Capdevielle, Kara Donnelly
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    Creating an accountability group is a way to extend one of the benefits of dissertation camp: You build a community of people around you who are doing the same thing, which compels you to stay focused on your work. Many students who are wrapping up their camp experience ask about how to form their own ongoing writing group. This document seeks to introduce some ways to do this to ensure understanding of the goals and working styles to which your group agrees. Through mutual understanding and …

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    2016-06-29
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    Heongi Jeong
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    Submitted to the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame in the Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Business Administration

    There are three guarantees; demand guarantees, standby letters of credit, and surety bonds, that are used over the world to safeguard project owners when contractors fail to fulfill the performance. In the United States, surety bonds are usually required while, in Europe, demand guarantees or standby letters of credit …

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    2016-05-04
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  • Author(s):
    Kai Alexis Smith
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    In summer 2015, I explored the possibility of a Materials Library being built at the University of Notre Dame (ND). The interest for this came from faculty in the Art, Art History, and Design department. In this document many aspects of building such a collection and possible partners and departments on campus that might be interested are identified including ways to acquire materials, possible vendors, recommended readings, ways to organize such a collection, funding, and possible outreach o…

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    Douglas Thain, Peter Ivie, Haiyan Meng
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    An increasing amount of scientific work is performed in silico, such that the entire process of investigation, from experiment to publication, is performed by computer. Unfortunately, this has made the problem of scientific reproducibility even harder, due to the complexity and imprecision of specifying and recreating the computing environments needed to run a given piece of software. Here, we consider from a high level what techniques and technologies must be put in place to allow for the ac…

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    Christoph Clavius
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    The Opera Mathematica of Christoph Clavius was compiled in 1611-1612 and contains works within the fields of both pure and applied mathematics. One of the most famous selections from this set is, of course, Clavius exposition of the Gregorian calendar. Except for the Commentary on Theodosius (1721) and the Commentary on John of Holywood’s Spheres (1784), however, there are no English translations of Clavius’ works. As Fr. MacDonnell wrote in 2001, “He was considered an illustrious mathemati…

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    Peter Ivie, Anna Woodard, Matthias Wolf, Douglas Thain, Kevin Lannon, Michael Hildreth, Rob Gardner
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    The DASPOS project is an NSF-funded collaborative research project designed to explore the technical means of preserving the data and software components necessary to reproduce and build upon published scientific results. This technical report series consists of short reports that outline background, case studies, and technical results related to data preservation, with a focus on high energy physics.

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