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See detailPortrait dévotionnel et ascension spirituelle dans la peinture flamande du XVe siècle : le cas de la Vierge d’Exeter de Petrus Christus
Falque, Ingrid ULg

in BERGMANS, Luc (Ed.) La contempplation dans la peinture flamande (14e-16e siècles). Actes de la journée d'études organisée au Centre d'études supérieures de Tours (in press)

Consacré à la célèbre Vierge d’Exeter de Petrus Christus (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie), cet article vise à montrer que le tableau – commandé par le chartreux Jan Vos qui y apparaît en prière devant la Vierge – ... [more ▼]

Consacré à la célèbre Vierge d’Exeter de Petrus Christus (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie), cet article vise à montrer que le tableau – commandé par le chartreux Jan Vos qui y apparaît en prière devant la Vierge – comporte des références au thème de l’ascension spirituelle et visualise ainsi le progrès spirituel de Jan Vos. Ce dernier est représenté à l’entrée du palais céleste, où il est introduit par sa sainte patronne et accueilli par la Vierge. Il s’apprête ainsi à délaisser le monde terrestre, symbolisé par la ville représentée en contrebas, pour rejoindre le Christ et atteindre la béatitude éternelle, comme le préconise Gérard Zerbolt van Zutphen dans son De spiritualibus ascensionibus. Les données historiques relatives au dévot m’ont permis de découvrir qu’il a eu accès à plusieurs ouvrages traitant de l’évolution de la vie intérieure et plus précisément au texte de Zerbolt pendant son séjour long de plusieurs années à la chartreuse de Nieuwlicht. Le lien entre le tableau et le traité de Gérard Zerbolt est ainsi patent. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment and validation of the French version of a tool assessing patient's expectations in lower limb osteoarthritis
NEUPREZ, Audrey ULg; Delcour, JP; Fatemi, F et al

in Journal of Orthopaedics (in press)

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See detailCIRCULAR TUBE COLUMNS IN HIGH STRENGTH STEEL: Economical solutions for building frames
Hoang, Van Long ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg; Demonceau, Jean-François ULg

in 7th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (in press)

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See detailAn atomistic view of DNA dynamics and its interaction with small binders: insights from Molecular Dynamics and Principal Component Analysis
Fresch, Barbara ULg; Remacle, Françoise ULg

in Joachim, Christian (Ed.) Advances in Atom and Single Molecule Machines (in press)

DNA oligomers are promising building blocks for the development of bottom-up nano-devices and molecular logic machines. To control and exploit their unique capabilities of self-assembling and molecular ... [more ▼]

DNA oligomers are promising building blocks for the development of bottom-up nano-devices and molecular logic machines. To control and exploit their unique capabilities of self-assembling and molecular recognition a deep understanding of their dynamical properties is essential. We theoretically investigate the dynamics of a DNA dodecamer and its complexes with two common ligands, Hoechst33258 and the ethidium cation, by means of classical Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations and Principal Component Analysis (PCA). We study the structural relation between the flexibility of the double helix and the binding process. The dynamics of a terminal base pair unbinding is also analysed as an example of process that involves multiple energy minima in the underlying free energy landscape. [less ▲]

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See detailUne tablette scolaire copte de Lecce : TUL inv. C 1
Carlig, Nathan ULg; Delattre, Alain

in Studi di Egittologia e di Papirologia (in press)

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See detailA mysterious giant ichthyosaur from the lowermost Jurassic of Wales
Martin, Jeremy; Vincent, Peggy; Suan, Guillaume et al

in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica (in press)

Ichthyosaurs rapidly diversified and colonised a wide range of ecological niches during the Early and Middle Triassic period, but experienced a major decline in diversity near the end of the Triassic ... [more ▼]

Ichthyosaurs rapidly diversified and colonised a wide range of ecological niches during the Early and Middle Triassic period, but experienced a major decline in diversity near the end of the Triassic. Timing and causes of this demise and the subsequent rapid radiation of the diverse, but less disparate, parvipelvian ichthyosaurs are still unknown, notably because of inadequate sampling in strata of latest Triassic age. Here, we describe an exceptionally large radius from Lower Jurassic deposits at Penarth near Cardiff, South Wales (UK) the morphology of which places it within the giant Triassic shastasaurids. A tentative total body size estimate, based on a regression analysis of various complete ichthyosaur skeletons, yields a value of 12-15 m. The specimen is substantially younger than any previously reported last known occurrences of shastasaurids and implies a Lazarus range in the lowermost Jurassic for this ichthyosaur morphotype. [less ▲]

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See detailPlaton néokantien
Dewalque, Arnaud ULg

Book published by Vrin (in press)

Recueil de textes des principaux philosophes néokantiens sur la théorie platonicienne des Idées (R. H. Lotze, H. Cohen, P. Natorp, W. Windelband, E. Lask, B. Bauch, R. Hönigswald).

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See detailModeling the hygrothermal response of a prefabricated straw bale panel and assessing its impact on indoor climate
Dubois, Samuel ULg; Evrard, Arnaud; Lebeau, Frédéric ULg

in 2014 ASABE and CSBE/SCGAB Annual International Meeting (in press)

Crop-based materials show many qualities in the quest for construction products with low environmental impact in the construction sector. Their ability to exchange moisture with indoor air offers new ... [more ▼]

Crop-based materials show many qualities in the quest for construction products with low environmental impact in the construction sector. Their ability to exchange moisture with indoor air offers new opportunities for improving interior user comfort and eventually buildings energy performance. Modeling their hygrothermal behavior has thus focused much attention, one of the main objectives being to assess more objectively the resulting performance at building scale. The first natural step in this modeling process is to understand the specific dynamics of heat and mass transfer within such materials. The Building Element Heat Air and Moisture (BEHAM) numerical models were designed to accurately predict internal conditions encountered in materials with partial balance equations. This envelope-based approach, however, requires the knowing of the interior and exterior climate conditions prior to the study. Therefore, it forbids any assessment of mutual exchange between the envelope to the indoor air and prevents any serious validation of the overall performance of materials. In response to this problem, the importance of developing whole building hygrothermal model has recently been raised. General scientific computational tools like MATLAB seem particularly adapted to perform this scaling-up, given their high flexibility and tools integration potentialities. In this communication we study a prefabricated straw bale panel subjected to two distinct and simple solicitations in a climatic chamber. A whole building hygrothermal model developed in MATLAB is then validated with the experimental datasets. The evolution of indoor conditions under the different tests is analyzed in details with an assessment of straw bales performance. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse non destructive des pigments préhistoriques : du laboratoire à la grotte
Beck, Lucile; Lebon, Matthieu; Lahlil, Sophia et al

in Paléo (in press)

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See detailEl impacto de las migraciones cochabambinas en el marco de las transformaciones globales de las migraciones
Lafleur, Jean-Michel ULg; Ledo, Carmen; Yepez, Isabel

in Solé, Carlota; Parella, Sonia; Cavalcanti, Leonardo (Eds.) Migración boliviana y prácticas transnacionales (in press)

¿Donde se ubica Bolivia en los cambios migratorios de la era global caracterizados por sus vínculos transnacionales? Para responder esta pregunta, se investiga el caso de los emigrantes procedentes de la ... [more ▼]

¿Donde se ubica Bolivia en los cambios migratorios de la era global caracterizados por sus vínculos transnacionales? Para responder esta pregunta, se investiga el caso de los emigrantes procedentes de la ciudad de Cochabamba. En esta ciudad, en marzo del 2009 el CEPLAG-CIUF, realizamos una encuesta de gran amplitud con el propósito de entender las diversas facetas de las migraciones cochabambinas contemporáneas y determinar cómo estas se relacionan con las tendencias globales que acabamos de destacar . Los resultados de dicha encuesta son la base de este artículo. En vista de los requerimientos estadísticos y analíticos del estudio, para realizar la encuesta se visitaron alrededor de 40 mil predios y se encuestaron 15 400 mil hogares. Un tercio de los hogares encuestados declaró tener al menos un familiar en el extranjero. Estos hogares se denominan en este artículo “hogares transmigrantes”. [less ▲]

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See detailModes de lecture des Blattmasken dans la peinture murale romaine
Derwael, Stéphanie ULg

in Actes du XIIe colloque de l'Association Internationale pour l’étude de la Peinture Murale Antique (in press)

L’utilisation de la Blattmaske dans les décors pariétaux peints se fait selon diverses modalités. Pour en comprendre pleinement le sens, il convient de considérer le motif dans son contexte ornemental et ... [more ▼]

L’utilisation de la Blattmaske dans les décors pariétaux peints se fait selon diverses modalités. Pour en comprendre pleinement le sens, il convient de considérer le motif dans son contexte ornemental et architectural. Il s’agit tout d’abord de préciser le mode d’insertion des « têtes végétalisées » dans le reste de la décoration de la paroi. Car s’il est vrai qu’elles peuvent faire l’objet d’un jeu formel, elles ne doivent pas pour autant être considérées comme de purs éléments décoratifs. La mise en série dans des bandes « ornementales », l’isolement dans un cadre, ou encore le positionnement stratégique à un endroit clef d’une composition, accordent en effet au motif différents niveaux de lecture. L’analyse conjointe du décor ambiant permet par ailleurs de préciser davantage l’interprétation de l’image. Les Blattmasken se voient effectivement associées à différents motifs, parmi lesquels les êtres hybrides, ou encore les scènes marines ou dionysiaques. Enfin, il convient de préciser le contexte architectural dans lequel le motif est employé, la portée du message véhiculé par le programme décoratif dépendant de la fonction de la pièce et du bâtiment. [less ▲]

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See detailBlattmasken. Un motif iconographique mêlant frontalité et dynamisme végétal
Derwael, Stéphanie ULg

in Actes du colloque « Images Fixes/Images en mouvement » (in press)

Fixité et mouvement coexistent fréquemment dans l’imagerie antique. Les Blattmasken en sont la parfaite illustration, car ils se caractérisent à la fois par une frontalité presque exemplaire et par un ... [more ▼]

Fixité et mouvement coexistent fréquemment dans l’imagerie antique. Les Blattmasken en sont la parfaite illustration, car ils se caractérisent à la fois par une frontalité presque exemplaire et par un dynamisme végétal insufflé par les feuilles dont ils sont composés. Les quatre exemples choisis pour illustrer ce propos correspondent chacun à une formule particulière d’intégration des têtes végétalisées dans leur environnement immédiat. Celles-ci peuvent en effet être isolées de tout contexte végétal, intégrées dans un décor de rinceaux, ou encore structurellement liées à celui-ci en lui donnant naissance ou en émergeant de l’une de ses volutes. Cette forme de végétalisation de la figure humaine semble se rattacher à une hybridation plutôt qu’à une métamorphose. Cette fusion des règnes humain et végétal révèle une symbolique complexe qu’il conviendra de préciser. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of [18F]UCB-H as a novel PET tracer for synaptic vesicle protein 2A in the brain.
Warnock, Geoffrey; Aerts, Joël ULg; Bahri, Mohamed Ali ULg et al

in Journal of Nuclear Medicine (The) (in press)

Synaptic vesicle 2 (SV2) proteins are critical to proper nervous system function and are involved in vesicle trafficking. The SV2A isoform has been identified as the binding site of the antiepileptic ... [more ▼]

Synaptic vesicle 2 (SV2) proteins are critical to proper nervous system function and are involved in vesicle trafficking. The SV2A isoform has been identified as the binding site of the antiepileptic levetiracetam (LEV), making it an interesting therapeutic target for epilepsy. [18F]UCB-H is a novel PET imaging agent with a nanomolar affinity for human SV2A. Methods: preclinical PET studies were carried out in isoflurane anesthetized rats. Arterial input function was measured using an arteriovenous shunt and beta microprobe system. [18F]UCB-H was injected IV (140 ± 20 MBq bolus). Results: brain uptake of [18F]UCB-H was high, matching the expected homogeneous distribution of SV2A. The distribution volume (Vt) for [18F]UCB-H was calculated using Logan’s graphical analysis and the effect of LEV pretreatment on Vt measured. In control animals the mean whole-brain Vt was 9.76 ± 0.52 ml/cm3 (mean ± SD, n=4, test-retest), and the mean reproducibility in test-retest studies was 10.4 ± 6.5 %. Uptake of [18F]UCB-H was dose-dependently blocked by pretreatment with LEV (0.1 - 100 mg/kg IV). Conclusion: our results indicate that [18F]UCB-H is a suitable radiotracer for the imaging of SV2A in vivo. This is the first PET tracer for in vivo quantification of SV2A. The necessary steps for implementation of [18F]UCB-H production under GMP conditions and first in human studies are planned. [less ▲]

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See detailWhen women support the patriarchal family. The dynamics of marriage in a Gécamines mining camp (Katanga province, DR Congo)
Rubbers, Benjamin ULg

in Journal of Historical Sociology (in press)

Based on ethnographic research among the ex-Gécamines workers of Panda (Likasi, DR Congo), this article studies the dynamics of the spousal relationship in a post-industrial context that has been long ... [more ▼]

Based on ethnographic research among the ex-Gécamines workers of Panda (Likasi, DR Congo), this article studies the dynamics of the spousal relationship in a post-industrial context that has been long characterized by paternalism. The results of this research suggest that, though men and women living in this mining community talk about their spousal relationships by invoking the ideal of Christian marriage promoted during the colonial period, in practice such relationships faced important changes following Congolese independence in 1960. The nationalization and subsequent dramatic decline of Gécamines caused changes which directly affected three central dimensions of the colonial family model, namely monogamy, the ideal of domesticity, and male authority. If men and women continue to reference this model, it is because, in times of growing poverty, it allows spouses to remind one other of their respective duties as docile housewives and responsible husbands, and to command respect as virtuous Christian families in the local community. [less ▲]

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See detailCultural Marxism in the Anglo-Saxon radical right literature
Jamin, Jérôme ULg

in Jackson, Paul (Ed.) The Postwar Anglo-American Far Right: A Special Relationship of Hate (in press)

This chapter will analyze the place of the threat alleged of Cultural Marxism in the discourse of the radical and extreme right, in the United States as well as in continental Europe and the United ... [more ▼]

This chapter will analyze the place of the threat alleged of Cultural Marxism in the discourse of the radical and extreme right, in the United States as well as in continental Europe and the United Kingdom. The underlying aim of this chapter is to examine the determinant role that this ‘threat’ plays in the Anglo Saxon extreme right, in particular at the intellectual, ideological and doctrinal levels, in comparison to other countries. Certainly if the Netherlands, France or other countries have parties or political groups which borrow the rhetoric of ‘fighting’ against Cultural Marxism, or its more nebulous variant, ‘political correctness’, it certainly finds its origins in the United States, and more broadly the Anglo-Saxon world. To achieve this, the chapter will begin by unpicking the meanings behind the notion of Cultural Marxism, from its origins to its use in Anders Breivik’s manifesto released shortly before the Oslo and UtØya massacres. It will show that the term emerged from the literature of American ultraconservatives following the fall of the Berlin Wall as a consequence of the disappearance of the ‘red menace’ of Communism. Secondly, it will focus on two important moments in the development of the term. It will describe the phrase’s usage from the beginning of the 2000s within the discourse of Pat Buchanan, a political commentator and multiple U.S. presidential candidate. Then it will illustrate the re-emergence of the term some 10 years later, in the manifesto of Anders Breivik and in the subsequent justification of his acts throughout his trial. In both cases, we will see that Buchanan and Breivik emphasize the same basic theme, Cultural Marxism, in their denouncement of what they see as two different threats. Finally, from these explorations of the usage of the term, the discussion will examine other current uses of the notion of ‘Cultural Marxism’ in the British and American radical right. To conclude, it will show how the ‘Cultural Marxism’ threats are used by a variety of activists to argue for the defence of their political standpoints, setting this in a language of preserving freedom and democracy, but ultimately only within a framework designed to defend Judeo-Christian values. [less ▲]

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See detailUna nazione ricostruita: musica e feste delle confraternite tedesche e fiamminghe a Roma
Corswarem, Emilie ULg

in Goulet, Anne-Madelaine; zur Nieden (Eds.) Europäische Musiker in Venedig, Rom, und Neapel. 1650-1750 (in press)

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See detailInstitutional Investors, Information Asymmetry, Stock Market Liquidity
Sougné, Danielle ULg; Aymen, Ajina; Faten, Lakhal

in International Journal of Managerial Finance (in press), 11

Purpose. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of institutional investors ownership and activism on information asymmetry and stock market liquidity in France. Design/methodology/approach ... [more ▼]

Purpose. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of institutional investors ownership and activism on information asymmetry and stock market liquidity in France. Design/methodology/approach. Our sample includes 162 French-listed firms over a period ranging from 2007 to 2009. Our methodology relies on linear regressions using the method of ordinary least square(OLS). Befor examining the interaction between liquidity and institutional investors, we check for the existence of the endogeneity problem by applying the Durbin-Wu_Hausman test of Davidson and MacKinnon (1993). The results of the endogeneity test show that institutional investor ownership and stock liquidity are endogenous. A simultaneous equation model using the second least square method is then tested to address this problem. Findings The findings show that the proportion of institutional investors has a positive and significant effect on stock-market liquidity, which confirms the signal theory and trading hypothesis. These investors perform high trading activity which favourably affect market liquidity. The results suggests that pension funds manage huge assets decreasing transaction costs and improving liquidity. They display a positive signal to the market about more transparency and a low level of information asymmetry.These results highlight the institutional investors'role in defining the level of liquidity of assets on the French market. Our findings also stress the importance of developing institutional investors'demand for the Paris market in order to better assess firms'values, protect minority ownership and improve market liquidity. Originality/Value In the French institutional setting, institutional investors act as a control device since minority shareholder interests are less protected than in Anglo-American counterparts. This result highlights the significant rôle of institional investors in corporate governance structures and a finacila markets. Their prsence is a guarantee for minority interest protection and for improving market liquidity. [less ▲]

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