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See detailUsing phytostabilisation as a way to conserve threatened endemic species from the Southeastern D.R. Congo
Boisson, Sylvain ULg; Le Stradic, Soizig ULg; Seleck, Maxime ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 22)

Metalliferous outcrops of the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo are recognized as some of the largest copper-cobalt deposits of the world. They support unique vegetation with around 600 ... [more ▼]

Metalliferous outcrops of the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo are recognized as some of the largest copper-cobalt deposits of the world. They support unique vegetation with around 600 metallophyte species including rare and endemic species. Since 1900s, the exploitation of the Cu-Co outcrops in D.R. Congo has considerably increased, impacting environment and putting public health at risk. Phytostabilisation is a suitable technology to decrease the bioavailability of heavy metals in highly polluted soils. This technic has been successfully implemented in the vicinity of Lubumbashi with the grass Microchloa altera. The long term maintenance of such technic requires a good understanding of the interspecific relationship like competition and facilitation. This study aims to test the success of establishment of four herbaceous species from the southeastern DRC presenting conservation priority and to assess the potential role of M. altera as nurse plant in this context. Two annual species and two perennial species were sown in experimental design with soil amendments crossed with vegetation cover. The emergence, the growth and the survival were followed during the vegetation season and the resprout was measured for perennial species. M. altera had a distinct effect on the emergence and the survival of the annual and perennial species but affected negatively the growth of individuals for all species. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of autobiographical knowledge in episodic future thinking
D'Argembeau, Arnaud ULg

Conference (2016, June 22)

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See detailAnatomie chirurgicale du plancher Pelvien et du rétropéritoine chez la femme
Bonnet, Pierre ULg

Conference (2016, June 22)

Leçon introductive reprenant les notions anatomiques essentielles à maîtriser lors de l'approche chirurgicale du pelvis et du rétropéritoine chez la femme. Approche constructive par la réalisation ... [more ▼]

Leçon introductive reprenant les notions anatomiques essentielles à maîtriser lors de l'approche chirurgicale du pelvis et du rétropéritoine chez la femme. Approche constructive par la réalisation extemporanée de schémas projetés. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign criteria and experimental performance - Extended end-plate
Demonceau, Jean-François ULg

Conference (2016, June 21)

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See detailCryopreservation of cyanobacteria in the BCCM/ULC collection: experimental set-up of protocols
Crahay, Charlotte ULg; Renard, Marine ULg; Day, John G et al

Conference (2016, June 21)

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See detailRéinventer son enseignement : Pourquoi ? Comment ?
Poumay, Marianne ULg

Conference (2016, June 21)

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See detailInfluence of frugivore taxa on the generation of plant recruitment foci and on the composition of plant recruits’ communities
Trolliet, Franck ULg; Forget, Pierre-Michel; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 20)

Frugivores can disperse seeds in a spatially contagious pattern and generate recruitment foci (e.g. under fruiting trees). This process is increasingly explored to understand the influence of frugivores ... [more ▼]

Frugivores can disperse seeds in a spatially contagious pattern and generate recruitment foci (e.g. under fruiting trees). This process is increasingly explored to understand the influence of frugivores on the spatial organization of plant communities, and can also serve as a method to efficiently monitor the consequences of animal extirpation. However, there is limited evidence contrasting the influence of different frugivores taxa on the creation of recruitment foci under fruiting trees, and, similarly, on the overall composition of plant communities. Here, we aimed (i) to compare the role of hornbills and primates in creating recruitment foci, and (ii) to investigate how the presence of hornbills, primates and elephants influence the overall composition of plant recruit’s community in an anthropized forest-savanna mosaic in DR Congo. We firstly compared the community of recruits (0.5-2 m high) in 25-m² plots below hornbill-dispersed trees (Staudtia kamerunensis, N=32), primate-dispersed trees (Dialium spp., N=26), and in control plots located below other tree species (N= 4900 m²). Secondly, we considered all plots to compare the community of recruits in five sites characterized by contrasted levels of hunting and housing different seed disperser communities. Our preliminary results indicate (i) communities of recruits below hornbill-dispersed trees are significantly more dense and richer than in control plots, unlike these below primate-dispersed trees. Also, (ii) recruits in sites less affected by hunting, housing more large frugivores, including elephants, tend to belong to species with longer seeds. We conclude that hornbills generate recruitment foci under fruiting trees, which can serve as an efficient tool to monitor the ecological consequences of their extirpation. Moreover, we discuss the potential influence of the different studied frugivore taxa and the risk of their extirpation from afro-tropical forests on the composition of plant recruits’ community. [less ▲]

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See detailCdk1 is a critical mediator of ischemic/hypoxic neuronal death
Vandenbosch, Renaud ULg

Conference (2016, June 20)

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See detailPlace of customary rights mapping initiatives in conservation policies
Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Karsenty, Alain

Conference (2016, June 20)

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See detailStorytelling in Videogames: From “Narrative” Towards “Fictional Universe”
Barnabé, Fanny ULg

Conference (2016, June 18)

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See detailMonitoring partnership networks- A graph theory approach
Faraz, Alireza ULg; Treiblmaier, Horst; Gerschberger, Markus

Conference (2016, June 17)

Recently, companies are forming strong relationships with their strategic suppliers and customers in order to maximize their profit in the global market. Such a partnership or strategic alliance is based ... [more ▼]

Recently, companies are forming strong relationships with their strategic suppliers and customers in order to maximize their profit in the global market. Such a partnership or strategic alliance is based on the mutual needs of both parties. A partnership network is formed by different strategic firms (e.g., suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers) who intend to establish strong relationships together but without losing their ownership, power and control on the firm. For example, if supplier X has a strong relationship with customer Y and Y has a strong relationship with supplier Z, then X, Y and Z can form a partnership network with three nodes (X, Y and Z) and two edges (X ->Y and Z->Y). In this paper, we develop a statistical methods to study the normal behaviour of partnership networks. We furthermore develop a methodology that will help diagnose the nature of identified unusual network behavior. [less ▲]

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See detailInstitutional Pedagogies on the Edge between Politics and Therapy
Wustefeld, Sophie ULg; Janvier, Antoine ULg

Conference (2016, June 16)

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See detailPharmaceutical applications of supercritical fluids
Evrard, Brigitte ULg

Conference (2016, June 16)

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See detailSleep deprivation affects brain global cortical responsivenes
Gaggioni, Giulia ULg; Chellappa, S; Ly, J et al

Conference (2016, June 15)

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Crucifix, Benoît ULg; Rommens, Aarnoud ULg; Dozo, Björn-Olav ULg

Conference (2016, June 15)

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See detailCogelled xerogel catalysts for applications in gazeous phase
Lambert, Stéphanie ULg

Conference (2016, June 15)

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See detailImplementing new technologies in PE : The arduous path of a group of teachers
Cloes, Marc ULg; Renier, Damien

Conference (2016, June 11)

Nowadays, adolescents are totally integrated into the digital generation. Tablets, smartphones, and other apps belong to their normal life while most of their teachers sometimes try yet to discover what a ... [more ▼]

Nowadays, adolescents are totally integrated into the digital generation. Tablets, smartphones, and other apps belong to their normal life while most of their teachers sometimes try yet to discover what a computer is. In physical education, several authors showed that new tools can be used during practical lessons in a way to improve the learning environment and motivation of the students. As the videotape recorder in the past, current technologies represent resources that have to be adapted to the teaching strategies and not considered as miraculous tools that will solve all problems. On the other hand, one has to consider that youth are particularly attracted by digital tools that offers a growing range of possibilities to stimulate students’ critical thinking, autonomy, and involvement. This study aimed to help a group of PE teachers to use new technologies in their classes. Considering that his colleagues and he (grades 10-12) were not effective in using new technologies, one PE teacher from a secondary school invited us to propose a series of activities in order to let them identifying a way to take benefit from available ICTs. An interactive process has been implemented in order to put the teachers in the center of their development. A four steps approach was designed: (1) identification of the perceived benefits of ICTs and of the available tools, selection of one objective and one tool (4 teachers/5); (2) organization of a focus group to identify a practical way to use the selected tool (2/3); (3) preparation of a model lesson (3/3); follow up after 6 months (3/3). For several reasons, even if interesting projects of lessons were developed, they did not have been implemented. The study underlines the difficulties that PE teachers can meet when trying to innovate. [less ▲]

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See detailTenure choice and the tax treatment of mortgage loans in Belgium
Xhignesse, Guillaume ULg

Conference (2016, June 11)

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See detailL'intelligence stratégique : protection mon patrimoine, une question d'éducation
Leroy, Patrick ULg

Conference (2016, June 10)

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See detail“Dare to save a life at school”: implementation of a basic life support cycle in the PE curriculum
Mouton, Alexandre ULg; Laurent, Charlotte; Collin, Manon ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 10)

Introduction In Europe, about 400,000 people have a sudden cardiac arrest every year, with a survival rate of 5-10% (ERC, 2015). Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) could increase this survival ... [more ▼]

Introduction In Europe, about 400,000 people have a sudden cardiac arrest every year, with a survival rate of 5-10% (ERC, 2015). Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) could increase this survival rate by 2-3 times. Unfortunately, less than 20% of the general population is able to perform it effectively (Plant & Taylor, 2013). Besides, most of the public facilities are now equipped with automated external defibrillators (AEDs). In a physical literacy perspective (Whitehead, 2013), PE teachers are ideally placed to teach basic life support (BLS) to their students (Colquhoun, 2012). Methods In this pilot study, a female PE teacher was trained to a BLS cycle adapted to the PE curriculum. The BLS cycle, including 6 sessions of PE, was developed in a participatory approach by a team of BLS specialists, PE teacher educators and by the PE teacher herself. During this BLS cycle, students learned the CPR & AED protocols, taught by different teaching styles (practice, reciprocal, self-check) with hands-on application on training manikin and AED. A process analysis was performed from the video recording of the sessions and from satisfactory questionnaires. Students’ knowledge of the BLS protocol was assessed by a 14 open-ended questionnaire at baseline (T0) and after the intervention (T1). Practical application of the BLS protocol was assessed on a manikin measuring CPR performance at T1. Results and conclusions The BLS program was taught to two classes of high school female students (n=52), aged 17.1 ± 0.3 years. At T0, if students were mostly aware of the emergency number (71.4%), very few were able to localise the chest compression (14.3%) and AEDs’ electrodes (2%) areas. Most of them did not feel able to perform BLS (89.8%) and would agree to learn it during PE lessons (97.9%). Results at T1 are expected to highlight improvements of the theoretical and practical BLS’ competencies of the students. [less ▲]

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See detailLe groupe ACME : logiques de l'interstice (disciplinaire, nationale, méthodologique)
Crucifix, Benoît ULg; Dozo, Björn-Olav ULg; Meesters, Gert

Conference (2016, June 10)

Interdisciplinarité : si la recherche en bande dessinée s'est, dans une certaine mesure, constituée en discipline (associations disciplinaires, congrès et conférences, revues scientifiques, etc.), son ... [more ▼]

Interdisciplinarité : si la recherche en bande dessinée s'est, dans une certaine mesure, constituée en discipline (associations disciplinaires, congrès et conférences, revues scientifiques, etc.), son inscription au cœur des institutions reste tributaire de l'insertion de ces recherches au sein d'autres départements et, donc, d'autres disciplines. Le cas d'ACME offre un exemple de structuration au sein de l'institution universitaire qui s'exécute autour d'un travail de rassemblement collectif interdisciplinaire, chaque membre apportant les outils méthodologiques de sa formation et de sa discipline : ACME est ainsi autant ancré dans les études littéraires que dans l'histoire de l'art ou les études en communication. Les résultats de ces recherches, comme le livre L'Association : une utopie esthétique et éditoriale1, exhibent une convergence de regards, jetant différents perspectives sur un objet commun. Le travail interdisciplinaire se situe donc à deux niveaux : à la fois dans le regard porté par le chercheur sur un objet qui n'« appartient » pas traditionnellement à la discipline à laquelle il ou elle est formé-e (transdisciplinarité), et dans les résultats concrets de publication qui unifient différentes approches disciplinaires (pluridisciplinarité). Objets d'étude et échelles d'analyse : pour permettre cette convergence de regards disciplinaires, ACME s'est rassemblé autour d'objets d'étude permettant ce genre de rassemblement, d'où le choix d'objets éditoriaux et collectifs (L'Association, Spirou) ou de questions transversales (la dissidence, l'abstraction). Ces études conjuguent plusieurs perspectives et échelles d'analyses : des propositions systémiques et englobantes aux analyses les plus fines d'œuvres singulières. Entre distant reading et close reading, le groupe ACME, par le biais de son interdisciplinarité, se livre peut-être à une forme d'entre-deux, une « mid-level reading », de la bande dessinée qui rend compte des multiples interactions entre macro- et micro-niveau. Dimension transnationale : en lien avec l'interdisciplinarité, le groupe ACME a aussi mis en avant le dialogue des langues et des traditions critiques, qui résulte en partie de l'ancrage de certains de ses membres dans des départements de langues étrangères (anglais, néerlandais). Ce choix s'est de plus concrétisé dans le bilinguisme opté pour la collection « ACME » aux Presses universitaires de Liège. Alors que les recherches en bande dessinée dans le monde francophone et anglo-saxon se déroulent encore trop souvent en parallèle et/ou dans une ignorance respective, ACME se joint ainsi à d'autres initiatives d'établir un dialogue constructif entre ces deux traditions critiques. [less ▲]

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See detailDe Pierre Nothomb à Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb, l’influence d’un père
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

Conference (2016, June 10)

Si l'on souhaite comprendre et analyser le parcours politique de Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb (président du PSC, député, sénateur, ministre, vice-Premier Ministre, ministre d'Etat), il semble difficile de ... [more ▼]

Si l'on souhaite comprendre et analyser le parcours politique de Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb (président du PSC, député, sénateur, ministre, vice-Premier Ministre, ministre d'Etat), il semble difficile de faire abstraction de la dynamique familiale et de ne pas évoquer, en préambule, la figure du père, l’avocat, écrivain et homme politique catholique Pierre Nothomb. Les documents disponibles (AGR, Archives et Musée de la Littérature, UCL), la plupart de la main de Pierre Nothomb, permettent de mieux décrypter les rapports à la fois étroits et compliqués entre les deux hommes et le regard porté par Pierre sur les débuts de la carrière politique de son fils (1958-1966). [less ▲]

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See detailApport des nuages de points LiDAR et photogrammétriques pour le monitoring de 12000 km de cours d’eau en Wallonie (Belgique)
Michez, Adrien ULg; Piégay, Hervé; Desteucq, Olivier et al

Conference (2016, June 10)

Sous l’impulsion de son administration, la Wallonie a entamé un processus de révision complète des modalités de la gestion des cours d’eau, notamment à travers le projet des Programmes d’Actions sur les ... [more ▼]

Sous l’impulsion de son administration, la Wallonie a entamé un processus de révision complète des modalités de la gestion des cours d’eau, notamment à travers le projet des Programmes d’Actions sur les Rivières par une approche Intégrée et Sectorisée (PARIS). Les PARIS ont pour but l'intégration dans le temps et dans l’espace de l’ensemble des mesures de gestion spécifiques au linéaire des cours d'eau en fonction d'enjeux prioritaires identifiés à l’échelle d’unités de gestion homogènes, les secteurs (6185 secteurs de gestion de 2 km de long en moyenne). La mise en place et le suivi de ces plans de gestion impliquent de facto le développement d'outils de suivi efficaces, permettant d'établir les états des lieux pour la planification des actes de gestion et à terme, d'évaluer l'efficacité desdits plans de gestion. Ces opérations doivent se réaliser sur près de 12000 km de cours d’eau et de bandes riveraines associées sur une base objective et commune à l’ensemble des gestionnaires de cours d’eau. Des données fines de télédétection étant disponibles et acquises de manière régulière par l’administration wallonne, des solutions dérivées de ces sources de données permettront de répondre partiellement aux besoins réguliers en information des plans de gestion PARIS pour un budget réduit. Pour atteindre cet objectif, un protocole a été établi sur base de nuages points LiDAR (densité ≈ 1 point « sol » / m²) complétés par des nuages de points photogrammétriques dérivés des images individuelles des couvertures ortho du territoire. Ces données ont été utilisées afin de caractériser la structure spatiale des bandes riveraines associées à l’ensemble du réseau hydrographique wallon (> 12 000 km) à travers 6 paramètres. Ces paramètres peuvent être d’ordre hydromorphologique (hauteur des berges, largeur et sinuosité du lit mineur), ou décrire la structure des forêts riveraines (hauteur moyenne, continuité longitudinale et ombrage du lit mineur). Une évaluation des patrons spatiaux de ces différents paramètres en lien avec les caractéristiques des territoires wallons (occupation du sol, régions naturelles) peut être ainsi réalisée. Différentes formes de visualisations de l’information peuvent ainsi appuyer le processus décisionnel des gestionnaires, de l’échelle locale (secteurs d’une masse d’eau DCE - Directive ‘Cadre-Eau’) à l’échelle régionale (354 masse d’eau DCE). L’acquisition des données sur l’ensemble du territoire wallon (15000 km²) a été sous-traitée à différentes compagnies privées, pour des montants approximatifs de 17 et 10 € / km² respectivement pour la donnée LiDAR et ortho. Une plateforme en ligne a récemment été lancée par la Direction des Cours d’Eau Non-Navigables du Service Public de Wallonie (DCENN) en tant que support du projet de plans de gestion PARIS. Les paramètres extraits dans le cadre de ce projet seront prochainement intégrés au sein de cette plateforme permettant leur visualisation à différentes échelles ainsi que l’encodage des actions par les gestionnaires. [less ▲]

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See detailInactivité, procrastination, apathie et manque d'objectifs quotidiens : Un même concept ?
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Carré, Arnaud; Bouvard, Martine et al

Conference (2016, June 10)

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See detailTime and Space. An Introduction (with a special focus on Linguistics and Semantics)
Winand, Jean ULg; Chantrain, Gaëlle

Conference (2016, June 09)

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See detailMulti-scale stochastic study of the grain orientation and roughness effects on polycrystalline thin structures
Lucas, Vincent ULg; Wu, Ling ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 09)

When studying micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) made of poly-crystalline materials, as the size of the device is only one or two orders of magnitude higher than the size of the the grains, the ... [more ▼]

When studying micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) made of poly-crystalline materials, as the size of the device is only one or two orders of magnitude higher than the size of the the grains, the structural properties exhibit a scatter at the macro-scale due to the existing randomness in the grain size, grain orientation, surface roughness... In order to predict the probabilistic behavior at the structural scale, the authors have recently developed a stochastic 3-scale approach [1]. In this method, stochastic volume elements (SVEs) [2] are defined by considering random grain orientations in a tessellation. For each SVE realization, a meso-scopic apparent material tensor can be obtained using the computational homogenization theory. The extracted meso-scopic apparent material tensors can then be used to defined a spatially correlated meso-scale random field, which is in turn used as input for stochastic finite element simulations. In this work we intend to study the effect of different material-related uncertainty sources on the structural behavior of vibrating micro-devices manufactured using low pressure chemical vapor deposition. First, the effect of preferred grain orientation on vibrating micro-structures is assessed. To this end, SVEs are generated so that their grain orientation distributions follow XRD measurements. Second, the effect of the roughness of the vibrating micro-structures is studied. Toward this end, SVEs, whose rough surface statistical properties follow AFM measurements, are generated. A second-order computational homogenization [3] applied on the different SVE realizations allows defining a meso-scale random field of the in-plane and out-of-plane meso-scale shell properties. Stochastic shell finite elements can then be applied to predict the MEMS probabilistic behavior. [1] V. Lucas, et al., Comp. Meth. in Appl. Mech. and Eng., 294, 141-167, 2015 [2] M. Ostoja-Starzewski, X.Wang, Comp. Meth. in Appl. Mech. and Eng., 168, 35–49, 1999 [3] E.W.C. Coenen, V. Kouznetsova, M.G.D. Geers. Int. J. for Numer. Meth. in Eng., 83, 1180–1205, 2010. [less ▲]

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See detailMallarmé : le retour des choses
Durand, Pascal ULg

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See detailThe Liège Game Lab: presentation of a young research center on videogames
Dozo, Björn-Olav ULg; Barnabé, Fanny ULg; Delbouille, Julie ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 09)

The main goals of the paper are, first, to present the Liège Game Lab, the different studies carried out in Liège on videogames and their specificities and, secondly, question our own position in the ... [more ▼]

The main goals of the paper are, first, to present the Liège Game Lab, the different studies carried out in Liège on videogames and their specificities and, secondly, question our own position in the research field. To do so, we will situate ourselves in relation to the main paradigms of game studies dominated in France by social sciences and in the world by English-speakers, with a particular attention to the domination’s concerns of a peripheral position. This paper will focus on presentation and discussion of the videogames’ study in a midsized French speaking University. The aim is, first and foremost, to question the domination’s issues related to a triple peripheral position: geographic, methodological and linguistic. - The University of Liège is indeed peripheral in Belgium, in comparison to the centrality, geographically speaking, of the Universities of Brussels and Leuven. - The main group working on videogames, in French speaking Belgium, is the LabJMV (the “Games and Virtual Worlds” Laboratory), where the anthropological and sociological perspectives are dominant, while in Liège we developed more a communicative and literary outlook. - The OMNSH (the main association about game studies in France), which could be our “natural” link to the field because of the sharing language, is also dominated by social sciences and separated by a political frontier which could be seen as a boundary. - The DIGRA (the Digital Games Research Association), at the opposite, is geographically close to us (given that they are present as a chapter in Flanders), but disconnected owing to the difference of language (they publish mainly in English, we publish mainly in French). Despite of this peripheral position and making of it a strategic observatory of the tendencies of game studies, an original research hub emerged in Liège for two years. We chose to work on objects and/or with methodological perspectives which diverge of mainstream game studies: amateur game making, videogame press, Belgian players’ uses and poetical perspective on gaming practices. Various contingencies brought together at the University of Liège several researchers working more or less directly on videogames: students’ demands to write master’s thesis on videogames, the rise of grants from funding agencies like FNRS to study this medium and the development of Digital Humanities in the University of Liège. It is time, now, to question ourselves about the situation of the game studies in the University of Liège, but also the place of this University in the international field of this discipline. In first approximation, we can postulate that this gathering of researchers generated a shared research process, whose specificities stem particularly from the triple peripheral position (geographic, methodological and linguistic) of the University of Liège in the game studies field – as explained earlier. However, we would like to discuss this hypothesis not only on our own,but publicly, in the context of an international conference. Consequently, with this paper, we aim to present our group questioning our shared position and, at the same time, to expose a comparison of our five perspectives on videogames in order to understand in what ways they match each other and in what ways they create fruitful opposition. Björn-Olav Dozo and Boris Krywicky are interested in French speaking videogame press with book history’s methods. Pierre-Yves Hurel examines amateur game design with sociological tools (the dominant methodology in French speaking game studies), but these are serving communication and political investigations. Fanny Barnabé studies the same kind of objects (players’ creative practices of “misappropriation”), but through a formal and poetic approach (she analyzes the works so produced and not the players’ activities). Julie Delbouille, at the opposite, adopted a sociological and quantitative methodology, but investigated a restricted category of gaming practices: the French speaking Belgian players. [less ▲]

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See detailNégociations et positions des intermédiaires sur le marché du travail non qualifié : une introduction
Orianne, Jean-François ULg

Conference (2016, June 09)

Comment le travail non qualifié fait-il l’objet d’échanges ? Comment s’effectuent les rencontres et les évaluations sur ce marché ? En s’intéressant aux intermédiaires du MT, l’objectif est de rendre ... [more ▼]

Comment le travail non qualifié fait-il l’objet d’échanges ? Comment s’effectuent les rencontres et les évaluations sur ce marché ? En s’intéressant aux intermédiaires du MT, l’objectif est de rendre compte du travail d’organisation, de médiation, de mise en valeur et d’évaluation effectué sur ce marché. [less ▲]

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Swennen, Philippe ULg

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See detailQualitative characteristics of episodic future thinking
D'Argembeau, Arnaud ULg

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See detailPromote physical activity and reduce ageism across generations: effects of an intergenerational program
Mouton, Alexandre ULg; Heldenbergh, Corentin ULg; Flamion, Allison ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 09)

Introduction From early to later age populations, regular physical activity (PA) could be considered as a key behaviour to struggle against the major health, mental, social and economic issues of the 21st ... [more ▼]

Introduction From early to later age populations, regular physical activity (PA) could be considered as a key behaviour to struggle against the major health, mental, social and economic issues of the 21st century (Rippe & Angelopoulos, 2010). Among PA interventions, international scientific statements recommend an emerging approach targeting specific intergenerational dyads, such as grandparent-grandchild pairs (Marcus et al., 2006). Besides, Ory and colleagues (2003) underlined that intergenerational interactions could also combat aging stereotypes across generations. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to examine the effects of an intergenerational PA program on PA behaviours and aging stereotypes of grandparent-grandchild pairs. Methods Intergenerational grandparent-grandchild pairs were recruited in two Belgian municipalities. Those two groups took part in a three-month intergenerational intervention, adapted from a previous intervention (Mouton, Renier & Cloes, 2015) and including one weekly session of PA. Assessments were performed before (T0), during (process analysis) and after the intervention (T1). Grandparents PA was assessed with the QAPPA and the SF-36 questionnaires and with a battery of physical fitness test (SFT). The UCLA loneliness scale was also administrated to seniors. Grandchildren PA was evaluated with a seven items Likert scale. Relationship quality and ageism stereotypes between generations were assessed using a combination of existing validated instruments. Results and conclusions The intergenerational groups were composed of 14 dyads of grandparent (65±3.2 years)-grandchild (8.8±2.3 years) in one municipality and 6 dyads of grandparent (64±4.5 years)-grandchild (7.7±1.3 years) in the second. By its combination of physical and psychosocial objectives, the results of this study are expected to provide a significant and original contribution to the research field. If intergenerational PA has the potential to reduce ageism, it could pave the way to interdisciplinary interventions among physical education professionals. [less ▲]

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See detailTwo novel ways to impose free-slip boundary conditions in fluid-structure interaction problems using the Particle Finite Element Method
Cerquaglia, Marco Lucio ULg; Deliège, Geoffrey ULg; Boman, Romain ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 09)

As well known, the imposition of boundary conditions is, in many cases, the trickiest part in solving differential problems, both from a physical and numerical standpoint. This work focuses on the way ... [more ▼]

As well known, the imposition of boundary conditions is, in many cases, the trickiest part in solving differential problems, both from a physical and numerical standpoint. This work focuses on the way boundary conditions are accounted for in the solution of fluid-structure interaction problems using the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM). In particular, the PFEM traditionally employs no-slip conditions on the fluid-solid interfaces. Our aim is twofold. On the one hand, we demonstrate that, in the framework of the PFEM, the no-slip hypothesis is too strong in some cases, leading to erroneous physical results, and that a free-slip condition is to be preferred instead; we therefore propose two novel ways to impose free-slip conditions, devoting special attention to generality, simplicity and robustness. On the other hand, we show how the use of free-slip boundary conditions can also be beneficial with regards to two major problems arising from the remeshing procedure employed by the PFEM: the violation of the mass conservation principle and the introduction of spurious pressure oscillations. [less ▲]

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See detailCatalytic reforming of biomass gasification tars with bi- or tri-doped catalysts optimized with organosilane precursors
Claude, Vincent ULg; Courson, Claire; Heinrichs, Benoît ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 08)

The thermochemical method called “biomass gasification” is generating emphatic interest for the production of bio-Syngas (CO + H2) since this process presents the advantage of being renewable without ... [more ▼]

The thermochemical method called “biomass gasification” is generating emphatic interest for the production of bio-Syngas (CO + H2) since this process presents the advantage of being renewable without emitting CO2. However, in practical applications, there are still some technical problems due to high tars concentration in the outlet gas which can condensate and clog the pipes. Many studies have highlighted the fact that the tar elimination via catalytic reforming seem to be the more practical and economical solution. The required properties of the catalysts are determined by its location: inside the reactor (primary catalyst) or outside of the reactor (secondary catalyst). Primary catalysts are generally robust, non-toxic, cheap and they are almost uniquely destined to fluidized bed reactors. Secondary catalysts can be used at the exit of both fluidized and fixed bed reactors. They are characterized by a tailored mesoporous shape, a controlled active site dispersion and an adapted elemental composition [1]. In this work , we decided to focus on designing materials for secondary catalytic applications, i.e. working at relatively low temperature (~650°C) with no mechanical stress. The supports were made of γ-Al2O3 synthesized via an easy Sol-Gel method. During their synthesis, these supports were doped with 10%wt of nickel and various combinations of metallic dopants (Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo) in the aim of enhancing their catalytic activities and lifetime. [less ▲]

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See detailPrediction of intra- and inter-laminar failure of laminates using non-local damage-enhanced mean-field homogenization simulations
Wu, Ling ULg; Sket, Federico; Adam, Laurent et al

Conference (2016, June 08)

The failure of carbon fiber reinforced composites with a quasi-isotropic sequence ([90/45/-45/90/0]S) and open-hole geometry is studied using a multiscale method [1]. On the one hand, the intra-laminar ... [more ▼]

The failure of carbon fiber reinforced composites with a quasi-isotropic sequence ([90/45/-45/90/0]S) and open-hole geometry is studied using a multiscale method [1]. On the one hand, the intra-laminar failure is captured using a damage-enhanced mean-field homogenization scheme. To this end, each ply is modeled as a homogenized material whose anisotropic damage behavior is captured from the homogenization method [2]. In order to avoid the problem of loss of solution uniqueness the mean-field homogenization process is formulated in the context of the non-local continuum damage theory [3]. On the other hand, an hybrid discontinuous Galerkin/extrinsic cohesive law method is used to model the delamination process at the ply interfaces. This hybrid method avoids the need to propagate topological changes in the mesh with the propagation of the delamination while it preserves the consistency and stability in the un-cracked interfaces. As a result, the multiscale framework allows predicting damage propagation directions in each ply along the fiber directions accordingly to the experimental results as it is demonstrated by considering an openhole [90/45/-45/90/0]S-laminate studied both numerically and experimentally. [1] L. Wu, et al., Composite Struct., 126, 246–264, 2015. [2] L. Wu, L. Noels, L. Adam, I. Doghri, Int. J. of Solids and Struct., 50, 3843-3860, 2013. [3] R. Peerlings, et al., Int. J. for Numer. Meth. in Eng., 39, 3391-3403, 1996 [less ▲]

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See detailUne charte en six principes pour guider la mise en œuvre des programmes visant le développement de compétences dans l’enseignement supérieur
Poumay, Marianne ULg; Scheffers, Patricia ULg; Georges, François ULg

Conference (2016, June 08)

Dans l’enseignement supérieur, les programmes se structurent de plus en plus autour de référentiels de compétences, que ces derniers constituent des prescrits légaux ou des choix institutionnels. Mais la ... [more ▼]

Dans l’enseignement supérieur, les programmes se structurent de plus en plus autour de référentiels de compétences, que ces derniers constituent des prescrits légaux ou des choix institutionnels. Mais la cohérence entre le référentiel et le programme est parfois mince. Il arrive en effet que les contraintes de terrain prennent le pas sur les intentions de changement, rendant impossible une réelle « approche visant le développement de compétences » (APC). Force est aussi de constater combien il est complexe de dériver un programme cohérent au départ d’un référentiel de compétences. Pour aider les équipes enseignantes, lors de la refonte d’un programme, à garder le cap sur la notion de compétence telle que définie par Tardif (2006), le LabSET a élaboré une charte en six principes. Cette charte a été utilisée par une dizaine d’équipes libanaises et égyptiennes dans le projet ADIP, lors de la construction de quatre Masters. Les six principes y ont été assortis de recommandations qui président à leur mise en œuvre concrète et serviront de points de repères lors de l’évaluation des programmes. Notre communication partira de ces six principes et de leurs fondements théoriques. Elle explicitera ensuite leur adaptation aux programmes de banque-finance de deux universités libanaises, à travers leur traduction en recommandations concrètes. Elle les illustrera enfin par le cas des architectes de l’ULg, soulignant notamment parmi ces principes ceux qui semblent les plus complexes à mettre en œuvre. [less ▲]

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See detailMise en œuvre de l’approche par compétences en tension
Georges, François ULg; Homburg, David ULg; Poumay, Marianne ULg

Conference (2016, June 08)

De nombreux établissements d’enseignement supérieur s’engagent dans la réforme de leurs cursus selon une approche par compétences (APC). Dans le meilleur des cas, ces réformes s’ancrent dans des contextes ... [more ▼]

De nombreux établissements d’enseignement supérieur s’engagent dans la réforme de leurs cursus selon une approche par compétences (APC). Dans le meilleur des cas, ces réformes s’ancrent dans des contextes porteurs. Elles sont soutenues par la direction et le corps professoral. Le monde professionnel les encourage. Des équipes guidées par des conseillers pédagogiques sont constituées pour les mettre en œuvre. Malgré ce contexte porteur, force est de constater que la mise en œuvre de l’APC se heurte régulièrement à une série de tensions nées de l’opposition entre plusieurs valeurs. L’institution est ainsi tiraillée entre son souhait de répondre rapidement aux conditions d’accréditation et sa volonté de prendre le temps de réformer en profondeur ses cursus. Les enseignants sont quant à eux tiraillés entre la volonté de mieux préparer les étudiants au monde professionnel et leurs difficultés à penser autrement leurs cours et leurs évaluations (Scallon, 2015). Les étudiants sont eux-mêmes tiraillés entre leur intérêt pour une approche centrée sur leur progression et leur envie de réussir à moindres frais. Toutes ces tensions se nourrissent par ailleurs de représentations sur ce qu’est apprendre ou encore sur qu’est une bonne université, un bon enseignant, un bon étudiant et un bon professionnel. Les étapes clés qui président à l’édification d’un référentiel compétences (Tardif, 2006) serviront de fil rouge à notre présentation. Pour chacune de ces étapes (choix des compétences, des composantes essentielles, des situations professionnelles, des niveaux de développement, des apprentissages critiques et des ressources), nous illustrerons les tensions rencontrées par des équipes éducatives à travers l’exemple de HEC-Ecole de gestion de l’université de Liège et d’autres équipes engagées dans ce type de réforme. [less ▲]

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See detailApproche psychocriminologique et légale du processus de radicalisation
Garcet, Serge ULg

Conference (2016, June 08)

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See detailThe MAR model performances over Belgium
Wyard, Coraline ULg; Fettweis, Xavier ULg

Conference (2016, June 08)

This presentation deals with the set-up of the regional climate model MAR over Belgium. It also presents the performances of MAR to simulate the present-day climate following three reanalysis used as ... [more ▼]

This presentation deals with the set-up of the regional climate model MAR over Belgium. It also presents the performances of MAR to simulate the present-day climate following three reanalysis used as forcing of the model (ERA-Interim, ERA-20C and NCEP/NCAR-v1). [less ▲]

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See detailSet theory and foundational mereology as logical tools for descriptive psychology
Leclercq, Bruno ULg

Conference (2016, June 07)

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See detailMultifractal analysis of the divergence of wavelet series
Esser, Céline ULg

Conference (2016, June 07)

In this talk, we study pointwise divergence properties of wavelet expansions of functions in a given Besov space. We obtain deterministic upper bounds for the Hausdorff dimensions of the sets of points ... [more ▼]

In this talk, we study pointwise divergence properties of wavelet expansions of functions in a given Besov space. We obtain deterministic upper bounds for the Hausdorff dimensions of the sets of points where a given rate of divergence is observed, and we show that these bounds are generically (in the sense of Baire's categories) optimal. This gives a complement to the works done by F. Bayart and Y. Heurteaux in the case of Fourier series and by J.M. Aubry. [less ▲]

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See detailCohesive band model: a triaxiality-dependent cohesive model for damage to crack transition in a non-local implicit discontinuous Galerkin framework
Leclerc, Julien ULg; Wu, Ling ULg; Noels, Ludovic ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 07)

Numerical modelling of the complete ductile failure process is still a challenge. On the one hand, continuous approaches, described by damage models, succeed in the initial diffuse damage stage but are ... [more ▼]

Numerical modelling of the complete ductile failure process is still a challenge. On the one hand, continuous approaches, described by damage models, succeed in the initial diffuse damage stage but are still unable to represent physical discontinuities. On the other hand, discontinuous approaches, such as the cohesive zone models, are able to represent the crack propagation behaviour. They are suited for local damaging processes as crack initiation and propagation, and so, fail in diffuse damage prediction of ductile materials. Moreover, they do not usually capture triaxiality effects, mandatory for accurate ductile failure simulations. To describe the ductile failure process, the numerical scheme proposed here combines both approaches [1] in order to beneficiate from their respective advantages: a non-local damage model combined with an extrinsic cohesive law in a discontinuous Galerkin finite element framework. An application example of this scheme is shown on the attached figure. The initial diffuse damage stage is modelled by an implicit nonlocal damage model as suggested by [2]. Upon damage to crack transition, a cohesive band [3] is used to introduce in-plane stretch effects inside the cohesive law or in other words, a triaxiality-dependent behaviour. Indeed, these in-plane strains play an important role during the ductile failure process and have to be considered. Concretely, when crack appears in the last failure stage, all the damaging process is assumed to occur inside a thin band ahead of the crack surface. Thanks to the small but finite numerical band thickness, the strains inside this band can be obtained from the in-plane strains and from the cohesive jump. Then, the stress-state inside the band and the cohesive traction forces on the crack lips are deduced from the underlying continuum damage model. The band thickness is not a new material parameter but is computed to ensure the energetic consistency during the transition. [1] Wu L, Becker G, Noels L. Elastic damage to crack transition in a coupled non-local implicit discontinuous Galerkin/extrinsic cohesive law framework. Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Eng. 279 (2014): 379–409 [2] Peerlings R., de Borst R., Brekelmans W., Ayyapureddi S. Gradient-enhanced damage for quasi-brittle materials, Int. J. for Num. Methods in Eng. 39 (1996): 3391-3403 [3] Remmers J. J. C., de Borst R., Verhoosel C. V., Needleman A. The cohesive band model: a cohesive surface formulation with stress triaxiality. Int. J. Fract. 181 (2013): 177–188 [less ▲]

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See detailDe l'avatar au personnage : regards croisés entre game studies et études littéraires
Dozo, Björn-Olav ULg; Delbouille, Julie ULg

Conference (2016, June 07)

Si les game studies se sont développées en prenant appui, dans un premier temps, sur les études littéraires et en particulier sur la narratologie (Ryan 2004, Atkins et Krzywinska 2007) pour interroger la ... [more ▼]

Si les game studies se sont développées en prenant appui, dans un premier temps, sur les études littéraires et en particulier sur la narratologie (Ryan 2004, Atkins et Krzywinska 2007) pour interroger la notion de récit appliquée au jeu vidéo, elles ont ensuite fait appel à d’autres disciplines (psychologie et sociologie en particulier) pour construire leur approche de certaines notions, dont celle d’avatar qui nous paraît utile dans le cadre de recherches sur le personnage en littérature. Confrontées à des objets irréductibles à leur textualité (l’étude de la composante « play » du jeu a pris le pas sur celle du « game », surtout en francophonie – voir à ce sujet Triclot, 2011), les game studies se sont dotées d’outils et de théories propres, réélaborant pragmatiquement certaines notions à partir de théories antérieures (les « univers fictionnels », voir Barnabé, 2014) ou forgeant des concepts spécifiques (l’« impératif d’action », voir Genvo, 2005). Dans cette communication, nous souhaitons mobiliser une série de réflexions récentes sur la notion d’avatar vidéoludique pour les étendre à l’étude des personnages au sein de la littérature contemporaine. [less ▲]

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See detailSmall-scale heritage; the canary in the coalmine.
Gantois, Gisele ULg; Schoonjans, Yves

Conference (2016, June 07)

Flanders, a Belgian region, has a historically grown dense network of routes and paths, linking towns and villages on an average one-day walking distance. Within the fabric we detect numerous small-scale ... [more ▼]

Flanders, a Belgian region, has a historically grown dense network of routes and paths, linking towns and villages on an average one-day walking distance. Within the fabric we detect numerous small-scale historical buildings and industrial relicts with an identity importance way beyond the artefact itself, representing an old mesh, entwined with societal narratives. Through newly developed methodologies we both examine the importance of this daily collectively used mesh and unveil and carefully map new complex realities such as the increasing ‘requisition’ of rural built heritage and the reframing of its boundaries as a tangible warning of a continuous urbanisation process. [less ▲]

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See detailEmbedded solids of any dimension in the X-FEM defined on higher-order approximations
Duboeuf, Frédéric ULg; Béchet, Eric ULg

Conference (2016, June 06)

Embedded interface methods bring a significant simplification of the modelling process before analysis. Complex geometries and moving boundaries may be described with great flexibility, reducing the ... [more ▼]

Embedded interface methods bring a significant simplification of the modelling process before analysis. Complex geometries and moving boundaries may be described with great flexibility, reducing the meshing step to that of a simple bounding box. Following this idea – to dissociate the field approximation from the geometric description – manifolds of different dimensions may be embedded in the same bulk mesh. However, special attention should be given to the difference of dimensions between that of problem domain and that of bulk mesh (the codimension). Whereas the direct use of the shape functions of the bulk mesh is possible for a problem domain of codimension zero, this approach is no longer possible in other configurations, for instance a beam in a 3D mesh. Unlike approaches introducing independent overlapping meshes for each subdomain, function spaces may be built from the traces of higher dimensional spaces built upon the bulk mesh. For closed curves in 2D and closed surfaces in 3D, the resulting discrete method based on P1 FE have already been studied in the literature. To avoid badly conditioned linear systems, specific treatments are required, e.g. preconditioning approaches or stabilization techniques. Here, we propose to deplete wisely the trace space. We investigate higher-order function spaces to solve the diffusion equation in embedded solids of any codimension. A new space-reducer algorithm is introduced to design the dedicated spaces that avoids ill-conditionning while treating boundary conditions. We present the results of several numerical experiments with convergence analyses. To conclude, applications of this technique to embedded beams or shells is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailRewriting History in the Time of Late Capitalism: Uses and Abuses of Built Heritage : introduction to the session
Houbart, Claudine ULg; Dawans, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2016, June 05)

With his expression ceci tuera cela, Hugo established almost two centuries ago a strong link between words and stones as transmission vehicles of human memory. We heritage experts would be inclined to ... [more ▼]

With his expression ceci tuera cela, Hugo established almost two centuries ago a strong link between words and stones as transmission vehicles of human memory. We heritage experts would be inclined to consider stones as more reliable than words, what semiology seems to confirm : stones are clues, and clues are, according to Roland Barthes, tangible proves of “what has been”. But the inspector Columbo has often shown how we can play with these clues, and Umberto Eco would easily forgive us this incursion into mass culture to agree on the idea that we can rewrite history using false justified clues, that is also, tangible heritage. Since the emergence of the restoration discipline, experts have been aware of the danger of falsification : Ruskin’s texts, Boito’s philological restoration, Brandi’s historical instance or the Venice charter are so many illustrations of this concern. But since the 1990’s in Europe, a growing number of restoration and reconstruction projects very clearly depart from this fundamental idea. Of course, the collapse of the Soviet bloc has created a particular political context in which (re-)emerging nations attempted to (re-)build their identity through architectural symbols (leading to the writing of the Riga charter). But more generally, this phenomenon is closely linked to the cultural context : on the one hand, the postmodern movement has deeply questioned the idea of “sincerity”, with a tendency to blur the limits between true and false and, as a consequence, between original and copy. And on the other hand, in the heritage sphere, the globalisation of the debate progressively rattled european certitudes about concepts as essential as authenticity, leading to the replacement of the self-confidence expressed by the Venice charter by a careful relativism, illustrated by the Nara document thirty years later. These contemporary phenomenons have important side effects. In the context of late capitalism, heritage has become a major economic issue, especially as many cities have well understood its potentialities in terms of city branding. This could of course be seen as a positive opportunity for heritage conservation ; nevertheless, a rich scientific literature has shown that tourism can deeply transform our representation of the past. The tourist is a client rather than an amateur, and his quest of authenticity is often satisfied by what the French philosopher Yves Michaud has called “adulterated authenticity”, the one from over-restored monuments, reconstructed city centres, eco-museums, and, why not, theme parks. More than authentic built remains, the “tourist gaze” shapes more and more our representation of “what has been”, and the arguments developed by heritage experts in response to globalisation and identity issues are seized upon by city marketing specialists willing to meet a mostly commercial demand, sometimes tinged with dubious political motivations. What we intend to question in this session is the limit between uses and abuses of heritage and heritage discourse and more particularly whether, as suggested by Theodore Scaltsas’ inspiring paper “Identity, origin and spatiotemporal continuity” (1981), the intentions underpinning restoration and reconstruction projects affect the very essence of restored or reconstructed objects. Besides architectural history and conservation theory, we welcome contributions in the fields of sociology, anthropology, philosophy, history, political sciences, geography, tourism economy and even psychology. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cadre et l'oubli : Mallarmé après Mallarmé
Durand, Pascal ULg

Conference (2016, June 04)

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See detailTensions in nascent social enterprises: Looking beyond the social-economic duality
Dufays, Frédéric ULg

Conference (2016, June 03)

Hybrid organizations, social enterprises in particular, have often been described as crystallizing tensions due to the institutional pluralism they seek to integrate internally. This paper aims to ... [more ▼]

Hybrid organizations, social enterprises in particular, have often been described as crystallizing tensions due to the institutional pluralism they seek to integrate internally. This paper aims to identify, locate and explain the organizational tensions faced by nascent social entrepreneurial teams through a multiple-case study. The findings show that the types and patterns of tensions differ according to team size and to the strength of ties binding team members. In the specific context of social enterprises, the research discriminates between mutual interest and general interest social mission, which is identified as a factor influencing tension development. Further, the analysis suggests that tensions tend to be located within a particular logic (social welfare in this case) rather than between logics, as often suggested in the literature. As such, it contributes to the literatures on hybrid organizations and social enterprises by portraying more complex interplays between and within plural – particularly social and commercial – logics. [less ▲]

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See detailDoes formal 0-3 years old child care availability boost employment rate of mothers ? Panel data based evidence from Belgium
Dujardin, Claire; Fonder, Muriel; Lejeune, Bernard ULg

Conference (2016, June 03)

In 2003, a new multi-annual program aimed at increasing the availability of formal child care for 0-3 year old children was launched in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. This paper is ... [more ▼]

In 2003, a new multi-annual program aimed at increasing the availability of formal child care for 0-3 year old children was launched in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. This paper is interested in evaluating if this increased availability of formal child care resultedin a higher employment rate for women with at least one child under 3. To this end, we use a difference-in-differences approach based on municipality-level panel data, taking advantage of the fact that the increase in availability of formal child care differed greatly across municipalities. We find that the raise in child care availability significantly increased the maternal employment rate, but to a lesser extent than expected, most likely because of a substantial crowding-out effect. [less ▲]

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See detailL’iconologie face aux signes (Warburg, Panofsky, Gombrowicz, Ginzburg)
Hagelstein, Maud ULg

Conference (2016, June 03)

Dans son article intitulé « Traces. Racines d’un paradigme indiciaire » (1979), Carlo Ginzburg actait l’émergence progressive d’un modèle épistémologique « apparu silencieusement » à la fin du XIXe siècle ... [more ▼]

Dans son article intitulé « Traces. Racines d’un paradigme indiciaire » (1979), Carlo Ginzburg actait l’émergence progressive d’un modèle épistémologique « apparu silencieusement » à la fin du XIXe siècle, mettant l’examen des détails au centre des exigences du champ des sciences humaines. Loin d’être insignifiants ou distrayants, loin d’être considérés comme écarts ou faits marginaux, les détails ont ainsi pu acquérir un rôle central pour la description, l’interprétation et l’attribution (quel que soit le domaine d’investigation privilégié). Autrefois largement sous-estimés par l’observation, dont ils constituaient en quelque sorte les rebuts devant être abandonnés au profit d’une vision d’ensemble, les détails se sont – pour les défenseurs de ce paradigme – mués en indices permettant de reconstituer et de révéler une situation absente. À suivre ces analyses, les historiens de l’art seraient nombreux à avoir inscrit leurs travaux dans la perspective de ce paradigme indiciaire – le connaisseur d’art Giovanni Morelli étant, aux yeux de Carlo Ginzburg, l’une des figures les plus emblématiques de la priorité accordée aux détails dans l’effort d’attribution d’une œuvre à un artiste. Morelli avait pour projet de défaire les assignations trop rapides et les liens interprétatifs déjà établis par le passé, pour reprendre le travail d’identification à son tout début, concentrant son effort sur des traits sous-estimés, et faisant par là apparaître des erreurs d’attribution parfois dommageables (en dépit des moqueries dont il faisait les frais à cause de sa propension à étudier les oreilles ou les ongles). Fondée sur la sémiotique médicale (Morelli, comme Freud, comme Conan Doyle, avait une formation de médecin), la capacité de diagnostic pouvait alors servir à « remonter, à partir de faits expérimentaux apparemment négligeables, à une réalité complexe qui n’est pas directement expérimentable » . Enraciné dans les moments inauguraux décrits par Ginzburg, le paradigme indiciaire est devenu le lieu de croisement « de disciplines basées sur le déchiffrement des signes en tout genre, allant des symptômes aux écritures » . Or, parmi ces disciplines, il faut compter à n’en pas douter l’iconologie, à laquelle Ginzburg fait très peu référence dans l’article de 1979, si ce n’est à travers la citation d’ouverture, qu’il attribue à Aby Warburg : Dieu est dans les détails. Car en effet, en tant que méthode d’interprétation des artefacts visuels (essentiellement concentrée sur la peinture), l’iconologie cultive un contact rapproché avec ses objets et défend une « lecture » attentive des marques matérielles renvoyant à un contexte symbolique précis, qu’il s’agit de dégager. Le travail de l’iconologue s’inscrit par définition dans le registre du déchiffrement ; les œuvres d’art étant régulièrement assimilées à des rébus dont il faut pouvoir résoudre l’énigme . Dans cette perspective, la peinture est considérée comme accumulation de signes indiquant une valeur symbolique définie. En tant qu’approche spécifique (et volontairement limitée) de l’œuvre d’art, l’iconologie pose le problème de la signification, et interroge ce qui nous met sur la piste de la signification. [less ▲]

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See detailUn portfolio de traces pour démontrer la compétence de l'étudiant
Poumay, Marianne ULg

Conference (2016, June 03)

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See detailSignes, symboles et ornementation de l’Hadrianus de Montserrat (P.Monts.Roca III, inv.162 → - 165 ↓)
Berg, Tatiana ULg

Conference (2016, June 03)

Texte latin profane, l’Hadrianus appartient au célèbre codex miscellaneus en papyrus de Montserrat, dont il représente la sixième partie, la dernière à avoir fait l’objet d’une édition. Daté ... [more ▼]

Texte latin profane, l’Hadrianus appartient au célèbre codex miscellaneus en papyrus de Montserrat, dont il représente la sixième partie, la dernière à avoir fait l’objet d’une édition. Daté paléographiquement de la seconde moitié du IVe siècle, ce dernier présente la particularité de contenir des textes à la fois grecs et latins, profanes et chrétiens, tous écrits par la même main. Après avoir décrit et analysé les signes, symboles et ornementation attestés dans l’Hadrianus, on les comparera avec ceux que l’on trouve dans le reste du codex de Montserrat, ainsi que dans d’autres papyrus datés de la même époque. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of surface and column carbon monoxide at a high altitude, a megacity and a southern hemisphere site
Té, Yao; Jeseck, Pascal; Franco, Bruno ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 02)

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See detailLa résilience des ménages face aux changements climatiques dans la région de Maradi au Niger : le cas de la Régénération Naturelle Assistée
Andres, Ludovic ULg; Sambo, Bodé; Saidou, Laminou et al

Conference (2016, June 02)

Face à une dégradation de l’environnement et à l’accroissement des chocs conjoncturels et structurels dans la région de Maradi, la population de la zone a développé des stratégies afin de lutter contre ... [more ▼]

Face à une dégradation de l’environnement et à l’accroissement des chocs conjoncturels et structurels dans la région de Maradi, la population de la zone a développé des stratégies afin de lutter contre les risques de vulnérabilité à l’insécurité alimentaire et la pauvreté. En effet, les nombreuses crises climatiques et alimentaires ont induit le développement de stratégies extrêmes de la population telles que la coupe abusive du couvert ligneux (Andres L. et Lebailly Ph., 2013). Or, ces coupes ont fragilisé un environnement sahélien aux ressources souvent limitées. En outre, la démographie des zones du sud de Maradi, dépassant les 100 habitants au kilomètre carré (hab/km²), accroit la pression sur l’environnement, le morcellement et la saturation des parcelles agricoles familiales (Andres L. et Lebailly Ph., 2013 ; Populin M. et al, 2015). Toutefois, de nombreuses mesures ont été mises en place afin d’accroitre la résilience environnementale des populations. En effet, depuis 1980, les projets financés par le Fond International de Développement Agricole (FIDA) ont introduit la Régénération Naturelle Assistée (RNA) dans la zone de Maradi (Adam T. et al., 2006). Celle-ci est une méthode d’agroforesterie participative valorisant les rejets d’arbustes ligneux endogènes permettant une reconstitution du couvert ligneux des parcelles agricoles (Botoni E. et al., 2005). La RNA a induit depuis 30 ans un effet inverse permettant d’améliorer l’environnement, le couvert ligneux (fertilité des sols, protection contre le vent, ombrage) mais aussi les revenus et conditions de vie des ménages. Dans le cadre d’un partenariat scientifique avec le Programme Niger-FIDA, une étude des impacts socioéconomiques a été réalisée dans un village de la région de Maradi. La présente étude, réalisée entre juin et novembre 2015, repose sur des entretiens auprès de personnes ressources et des enquêtes semi-structurées. L’objectif du présent article est de dégager une analyse et synthèse des impacts socioéconomiques d’une stratégie telle que la RNA permettant d’accroitre la résilience environnementale des ménages. L’article souligne, à l’aide d’un cas concret (la RNA), l’importance de diversifier et de renforcer les stratégies des ménages afin d’accroitre la résilience et de permettre aux ménages de s’intégrer dans une logique de développement durable au sein d’une communauté. La résilience environnementale est définie comme étant les différentes capacités et stratégies des ménages à faire face aux incertitudes et risques environnementaux (Lallau B., 2011). Les résultats démontrent de nombreux impacts socioéconomiques comme l’accroissement des rendements agricoles, l’accroissement de la disponibilité en bois destiné à l’énergie, l’accroissement de la valeur foncière des parcelles pratiquant la RNA, et l’accroissement du fourrage ligneux (Bayala J et al., 2003 ; Dramé Yayé A., Berti F., 2008). D’autres impacts socioéconomiques difficilement quantifiables tels que la pharmacopée, le bois de construction et l’artisanat seront aussi décrits. Le présent article abordera les risques qu’encourent les ménages d’une zone fragile comme la région de Maradi. En outre, l’article s’attachera à décrire la population de ces zones et leurs nombreuses stratégies d’adaptation en vue d’accroitre sa résilience face aux nombreux risques de chocs conjoncturels et structurels. Ensuite, le présent article décrira la RNA dans la zone d’étude et ses impacts socio-économiques. Fort de cette analyse et des résultats démontrant le renforcement des capacités à lutter contre des chocs environnementaux, l’article soulignera l’importance de développer une méthode participative se basant sur un savoir local et permettant d’accroitre la résilience des ménages de la région de Maradi. Enfin, il tentera, à l’aide de l’exemple de la RNA, d’insister sur le développement de stratégies diversifiant les capacités des ménages et s’intégrant dans une logique de développement communautaire. [less ▲]

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Pironet, Antoine ULg; Dauby, Pierre ULg; MORIMONT, Philippe ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 02)

Fluid resuscitation is the first choice therapy for sepctic shock. However, fluid infusion only increases cardiac output in approximately 50 % of cases, while an excess of fluid can have harmful effects ... [more ▼]

Fluid resuscitation is the first choice therapy for sepctic shock. However, fluid infusion only increases cardiac output in approximately 50 % of cases, while an excess of fluid can have harmful effects. Therefore, clinicians are looking for indices to predict the effect of fluid infusion on cardiac output, before giving fluid. In this work, a minimal mathematical model of the cardiovascular system is used, representing the heart, an artery and a vein. The nine model parameters, including total stressed blood volume, are identified from experimental data. The experimental data was recorded during three 500 ml fluid infusions on two pigs infected with endotoxin, to simulate septic shock. The total stressed blood volume parameter is negatively associated with the change in cardiac output after fluid infusion, as observed in previous studies. Subsequently, an algorithm is proposed to guide fluid resuscitation, based on the value of this parameter. The use of the algorithm results in 60 % less fluid being given with virtually no effect on cardiac output. The decision algorithm has the potential to be used in human clinical trials since the data required for parameter identification can be obtained in an intensive care unit. [less ▲]

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See detailRebooting Wonder Woman and You're Not DC Comics: Gender and the History of Comics in Ron Regé, Jr.'s Diana
Crucifix, Benoît ULg

Conference (2016, June 02)

With its long serial history and in its various reboots, Wonder Woman has successively and/or simultaneously functioned as a super-heroic icon for feminism and as a sex symbol objectified by the “male ... [more ▼]

With its long serial history and in its various reboots, Wonder Woman has successively and/or simultaneously functioned as a super-heroic icon for feminism and as a sex symbol objectified by the “male gaze.” Her body has always been a site of contention for the complicated place of women within comics culture, and her story is not only that of DC to tell, but also that of her fans, readers, and cartoonists, who have been writing their own versions of the character. This paper zooms in on one particular instance that not only revisits the story of the character, but also its history as a cultural object. Ron Regé, Jr.'s self-published Diana is an adaptation of Marston and Peter's 1943-1944 newspaper strips retelling Wonder Woman's origin story in a highly respectful homage to its creators. Regé's Diana reads as an explicit attempt to reclaim attention for the original comics of Marston and Peter as well as the biographies of their creators: the inside covers sum up Marston's life as a psychiatrist, feminist and polyamorist, and further posits Wonder Woman as a feminist superhero that needs to be reinvigorated today. Redrawing the origin story of Wonder Woman both as fictional character and cultural object becomes for Regé an act of dissent from DC Comics's New 52 reboot and its ‘counter-feminist’ revision of the character's origin story. This act simultaneously tunes in with a sudden public attention in 2014 for the historical origins of Wonder Woman and its feminist genealogies, most notably through the success of Jill Lepore's The Secret History of Wonder Woman. By drawing from the serial archive of the character, Regé draws attention to the gendered dynamic of remembering and forgetting that underwrites the history of comics. [less ▲]

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See detailParatextual elements in a papyrus archive from Deir el-Medina. Exploring a marginal scribal practice across genres and time
Polis, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2016, June 02)

The aim of this paper is to describe the variety of paratextual elements encountered in the so-called ‘Chester Beatty’ papyrus archive coming from Deir el-Medina (Western Thebes; New Kingdom). Originally ... [more ▼]

The aim of this paper is to describe the variety of paratextual elements encountered in the so-called ‘Chester Beatty’ papyrus archive coming from Deir el-Medina (Western Thebes; New Kingdom). Originally, this archive consisted of over 45 different manuscripts, which passed into various hands among the Necropolis workmen of the New Kingdom during a period of more than 100 years (Černý 1945; Koenig 1981; Pestman 1982; Grandet 2002) and is now scattered among collections and museums around the world (Cairo, Dublin, Geneva, London, Oxford).After some considerations on the history of this archive — from Antiquity until its eventful discovery, both in situ within the village of Deir el-Medina and on the antiquity market between 1928 and 1935 (Posener, in Černý 1978: VI-VII) — this talk will be devoted to the formal description and functional categorization of the paratextual elements encountered in the texts of the archive. This corpus has been selected in order to limit the amount of variation possibly induced by different mediums (the texts are all written on papyrus) and by heterogeneous socio-cultural settings. On the other hand, it allows me to explore a great variety of paratextual elements used by this community across time (from the 19th dynasty until the second part of the 20th dynasty) and genres. [less ▲]

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See detailParatextual signs in the medico-magical texts of the New Kingdom
Motte, Aurore ULg; Sojic, Nathalie ULg

Conference (2016, June 02)

This talk aims at describing the use of paratext in the medico-magical corpus of the New Kingdom (c. 1570-1069). The focus will be on hieratic texts written on papyri and ostraca. The first part will ... [more ▼]

This talk aims at describing the use of paratext in the medico-magical corpus of the New Kingdom (c. 1570-1069). The focus will be on hieratic texts written on papyri and ostraca. The first part will consist in typological considerations. From a formal point of view, paratextual notations will be grouped into three categories: (1) paratextual signs stricto sensu; (2) those that are not paratextual signs strictly speaking, as they are hieroglyphic signs, but that have to be understood as such; (3) the use of other visual means (red ink, size of the characters, blank spaces, …) to indicate that some elements are to be read as paratext. In the second part of the talk, we will define the functions (punctuation, emendation marks, layout marking, reading instructions, ...) and the uses of all these signs. [less ▲]

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Conference (2016, June 01)

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See detailMicrostructural evolution during the heat treatment of Laser Beam Melted AlSi10Mg
Mertens, Anne ULg; Dedry, Olivier ULg; Reuter, David et al

Conference (2016, June 01)

Al alloy AlSi10Mg processed by Laser Beam Melting (LBM) exhibits a much finer microstructure than its cast counterpart due to the ultra-fast cooling rates imposed in the LBM process. One important ... [more ▼]

Al alloy AlSi10Mg processed by Laser Beam Melting (LBM) exhibits a much finer microstructure than its cast counterpart due to the ultra-fast cooling rates imposed in the LBM process. One important consequence of this microstructural refinement is that a classical T6 age hardening heat treatment will not have the same effect on LBM AlSi10Mg when compared with cast AlSi10Mg. Indeed, a previous study by the present authors has shown that heat treating LBM AlSi10Mg at 510°C for 6 hours followed by a second isothermal hold at 170°C for 6 hours brought a marked improvement of the yield stress by 30% and of the elongation at break by 220%. However, this was achieved at the expense of a decrease in both hardness and ultimate tensile strength. A better understanding of the underlying phenomena is needed in order to optimize the heat treatment of LBM AlSi10Mg. The present work hence aims at investigating in more depth the microstructural evolution induced upon heat treating LBM AlSi10Mg. Changes in texture as well as in the distribution of Si-rich precipitates (size, morphology...) have been studied, with a particular attention to those changes taking place during the first step of the heat treatment at the higher temperature of 510°C. [less ▲]

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See detailLe gisement paléolithique multistratifié d'Ormesson (Seine-et-Marne) : Palethnologie ou pâle ethnologie ?
Bodu, Pierre; Ballinger, Michèle; Dumarçay, Gaëlle et al

Conference (2016, June 01)

Il est exceptionnel de pouvoir appliquer la démarche palethnologique, si fréquemment développée pour le Magdalénien, aux gisement du Paléolithique supérieur ancien dans le Bassin parisien, dans la mesure ... [more ▼]

Il est exceptionnel de pouvoir appliquer la démarche palethnologique, si fréquemment développée pour le Magdalénien, aux gisement du Paléolithique supérieur ancien dans le Bassin parisien, dans la mesure où ils sont rares, c'est indéniable, mais aussi en raison d'un état de conservation généralement médiocre de la plupart d'entre eux. Le site d'Ormesson, situé en Seine-et-Marne, à proximité de la vallée du Loing et de la ville de Nemours, constitue depuis 2009, année de la première fouille, un gisement-laboratoire pour l'approche palethnographique de différentes populations de la fin du Paléolithique moyen au Badegoulien. A travers cet exemple devenu désormais une référence pour le Paléolithique supérieur ancien, nous nous poserons la question suivante : Palethnologie ou pâle ethnologie ? [less ▲]

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See detailHuman Rights in National versus International Criminal Justice: the Gravity of Crimes as a Legitimate Source of Legal Pluralism?
Deprez, Christophe ULg

Conference (2016, June 01)

This presentation addressed the question whether the gravity of international crimes justifies the application of human rights standards that would be different (more flexible) than those available in ... [more ▼]

This presentation addressed the question whether the gravity of international crimes justifies the application of human rights standards that would be different (more flexible) than those available in ordinary criminal contexts. [less ▲]

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See detailCommenter une vidéo de classe - Un marqueur d’apprentissage pédagogique ?
Jérôme, Françoise ULg; Delfosse, Catherine ULg; Detroz, Pascal ULg et al

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Cette proposition de communication porte sur une tentative d’appréhender l’évolution d’enseignants en formation pédagogique par le biais d’une analyse comparative de leurs commentaires d’une séquence ... [more ▼]

Cette proposition de communication porte sur une tentative d’appréhender l’évolution d’enseignants en formation pédagogique par le biais d’une analyse comparative de leurs commentaires d’une séquence vidéo présentée en début et en fin de parcours. La vidéo comme support privilégié de l’analyse critique des pratiques enseignantes à des fins de développement professionnel fait déjà l’objet d’une abondante littérature. Nous avons voulu tester le potentiel de cette approche dans le cadre du cours « Description et analyse critique de pratiques d’enseignement et d’évaluation », commun aux formations CAPAES et Formasup organisées à l’Université de Liège. Le cours aborde les thématiques pédagogiques jugées incontournables pour procéder à une planification de qualité d’un dispositif d’enseignement. Les thématiques sont traitées par le biais des représentations spontanées des enseignants-participants et grâce à divers modèles et théories. Quinze enseignants observent et commentent la même séquence vidéo en début (septembre 2015) et en fin de cours (décembre 2015). La première série de commentaires représente leur appréhension spontanée d’une situation de classe « criblée » de maladresses pédagogiques en mobilisant leurs savoirs antérieurs au cours tandis que la deuxième série devrait mobiliser également des savoirs acquis pendant le cours. Il s’agit là d’une hypothèse à vérifier. La communication au congrès AIPU présentera les résultats de l’analyse comparative des écrits des enseignants. Nous pouvons déjà formuler quelques constats relatifs aux commentaires rédigés au temps 1. Les enseignants expriment en moyenne trois à cinq avis critiques pertinents concernant les attitudes de l’enseignant observé. Les élèves sont également critiqués mais des liens de cause à effet entre les comportements respectifs de l’enseignant et des élèves sont rarement établis. Aucune référence explicite à des théories pédagogiques n’est faite et peu de pistes de régulation sont proposées. Les enseignants mentionnent des points communs entre leurs expériences et la situation observée ou rejettent toute identification. Berliner, D.C. (2004). Describing the Behavior and Documenting the Accomplishments of Expert Teachers. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Vol. 24, No. 3, June 2004, 200-212. Calandra, B., Brantley-Dias, L., Lee, J.K. & Fox, D.L. (2009). Using Video Editing to Cultivate Novice Teachers' Practice. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 42(1), 73-94. Daujeard, C., Surrel, P. (2011). L'ABC des profs. 123 clés pour faire cours. Collection : Ressources Formation. Les clefs du quotidien. Fadde, P., & Sullivan, P. (2013). Using interactive video to develop preservice teachers’ classroom awareness. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 13(2). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol13/iss2/general/article1.cfm Missaoui, O.E.K. (2013). La vidéo pour la formation continue des enseignants. Thot Cursus. Formation et culture numérique. http://cursus.edu/article/19440/video-pour-formation-continue-des-enseignants/#.VkyHhL9m0dc Meyer, F. (2012). Les vidéos d’exemples de pratique pour susciter le changement. Revue internationale de pédagogie de l’enseignement supérieur, 28-2 | 2012. [less ▲]

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See detailPOP measurements: Tracking Down the Part in the Quintillion
Focant, Jean-François ULg

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See detailThe influence of customer characteristics on the customer need knowledge of frontline employees
Hüttel, Björn; Schumann, Jan Hendrik; Büttgen, Marion et al

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See detailFormation collective et individualisée à la planification pédagogique : Quels résultats par rapport à la rédaction progressive d’un plan de cours ?
Jérôme, Françoise ULg; Delfosse, Catherine ULg; Detroz, Pascal ULg et al

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Cette proposition de communication porte sur le cours « Description et analyse critique de pratiques d’enseignement et d’évaluation », commun aux formations CAPAES et Formasup organisées à l’Université de ... [more ▼]

Cette proposition de communication porte sur le cours « Description et analyse critique de pratiques d’enseignement et d’évaluation », commun aux formations CAPAES et Formasup organisées à l’Université de Liège. Le cours aborde les thématiques pédagogiques jugées incontournables pour la planification d’un dispositif d’enseignement. Les thématiques sont traitées par le biais des représentations spontanées des enseignants-participants et grâce à divers modèles et théories. Leur appropriation est évaluée grâce à la rédaction d’un plan de cours qui décrit et justifie théoriquement le dispositif créé par l’enseignant. La rédaction du plan de cours se déroule en trois temps. D’abord, chaque enseignant fournit une version spontanée rédigée en autonomie. Cette version correspond souvent à la fiche signalétique imposée par la Haute Ecole. Ensuite, un canevas et des consignes de rédaction sont communiqués. Les enseignants soumettent une version retravaillée de leur plan de cours pour évaluation formative. Ils reçoivent alors des commentaires individualisés et collectifs leur permettant de finaliser leur production pour l’évaluation certificative. Afin d’observer comment les enseignants exploitent les ressources mises à leur disposition, nous avons analysé, à l’aide de critères préétablis, les trois versions du plan de cours de huit enseignants inscrits à la formation en 2014-2015. Notre communication portera sur cette analyse et les constats qui en résultent concernant l’efficacité de notre approche. Nous pouvons déjà affirmer que chaque enseignant progresse dans la rédaction des objectifs, méthodes et évaluations associés à son cours. Les modèles pédagogiques choisis pour structurer ces rubriques contribuent à clarifier le projet pédagogique et à en renforcer la cohérence. L’étape de l’évaluation formative est décisive car elle permet d’identifier les faiblesses et de les mettre en relation avec les thématiques abordées en formation. Les rubriques jugées insatisfaisantes sont alors revues par l’enseignant et le passage à un niveau de qualité supérieur est presque toujours garanti. Berthiaume D. & Rege Colet N. (2013). La pédagogie de l’enseignement supérieur : repères théoriques et applications pratiques. Peter Lang (Bern). Leduc L. (2013). Rédiger des plans de cours. De la théorie à la pratique. De Boeck Supérieur (Bruxelles). Prégent R ., Bernard H. & Kozanitis A. (2009). Enseigner à l’université dans une approche-programme. Guide à l’intention des nouveaux professeurs et chargés de cours. Presses internationales Polytechnique (Québec). Svinicki M. & McKeachie W. J. (2011). McKeachie’s Teaching Tips. Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. Wadsworth (Belmont, USA), 13th edition. [less ▲]

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See detailCartels in the EU: who appeals and who wins?
Gautier, Axel ULg

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Leroy, Julien ULg

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See detailECCO2 Removal The Perfusionists’ Perspective
HELLA, Dominique ULg

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ECCO2 Removal, new technique, study to approve the methodology

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See detailDetection of myocardial ischemic memory using 99mTc-fucoidan: preclinical validation
Mikail, N; Louedec, L; Aid, R et al

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See detailUnderstanding Usage Behaviour in a Peer-to-Peer Task Community
Deliège, Fanny ULg; Ates, Zelal ULg; Benoit, Sabine et al

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See detailModeling, sensitivity analysis and parameter identification of a twin screw extruder
Grimard, Jonathan; Dewasme, Laurent; Thiry, Justine ULg et al

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See detailPolyphosphoesters as a new platform for the design of particulate drug delivery systems
Vanslambrouck, Stéphanie; Ergul Yilmaz, Zeynep; Debuigne, Antoine ULg et al

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Thanks to their biocompatibility and degradability properties, polyphosphates are appealing polymers for biomedical applications. In contrast to aliphatic polyesters, such as poly(ε-caprolactone) and poly ... [more ▼]

Thanks to their biocompatibility and degradability properties, polyphosphates are appealing polymers for biomedical applications. In contrast to aliphatic polyesters, such as poly(ε-caprolactone) and poly(lactide), the pentavalency of the phosphorus atom allows the easy modification of the polyphosphate properties by simply adjusting the nature, the length and the functionality of the polyphosphate pendant groups. Therefore, macromolecular engineering of polyphosphoesters was applied to design well-defined architectures and functionalities adapted to drug nanocarriers. In a first approach, amphiphilic block copolymers are synthesized by organo-catalyzed ring-opening polymerization process for the synthesis of a range of PEO-b-polyphosphate bearing various pendant groups. Post-polymerization thiol-ene click reactions preformed on PEO-b-polyphosphate copolymers was also investigated to improve the hydrophobicity of the polyphosphate. The self-assembly of these PEO-b-polyphosphate copolymers into micelles was investigated, particularly, the effect of the nature of the polyphosphate pendant groups (i) on the micelles characteristics, (ii) on the encapsulation of a poorly soluble drug and (iii) on the drug release profile. The toxicity of the different amphiphilic block copolymers was also evaluated by live/dead cell viability assays. In a second approach, double hydrophilic copolymers based on polyphosphoesters have been used as templating agent for the synthesis of calcium carbonate particles. Indeed, the use of such microparticles is becoming more and more attractive in many fields especially for biomedical applications for which fine tuning of size, morphology and crystalline form of CaCO3 particles is crucial. Although some structuring compounds, like hyaluronic acid, give satisfying results, the control of the particle structure still has to be improved. To this end, we evaluated the CaCO3 structuring capacity of the well-defined double hydrophilic block copolymers composed of poly(ethylene oxide) and of a polyphosphoester segment with affinity for calcium like poly(phosphotriester)s bearing pendant carboxylic acids or poly(phosphodiester)s with a negatively charged oxygen atom on each repeating monomer unit. [less ▲]

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See detailThe antioxidant responses differ between Symbiodinium strains from different geographic origins
Roberty, Stéphane ULg; Furla, Paola; Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg

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Studies conducted these last two decades have revealed that high sea surface temperatures accompanied by high levels of solar irradiance are responsible for an over production of reactive oxygen species ... [more ▼]

Studies conducted these last two decades have revealed that high sea surface temperatures accompanied by high levels of solar irradiance are responsible for an over production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) leading to the disruption of the symbiosis between cnidarians and their symbiotic Symbiodinium. But, all coral species do not show the same sensitivity to stress. In this context we examined how the antioxidant network of different Symbiodinium species responds to oxidative stress. We bypassed the various thermal and light tolerances existing among the genus Symbiodinium by using a chemical approach, i.e., a treatment with menadione. ROS produced during this oxidative burst reduced photosynthesis by 30 to 50% and significantly decreased the activity of superoxide dismutase. In addition, the low level of lipid peroxidation concomitantly with the decrease in the concentration of diatoxanthin and other carotenoids during the oxidative stress confirms their function of antioxidants and their role in the stabilization of membrane lipids. The analysis of the cellular damages also indicates that proteins were damaged and most likely eliminated by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. Finally, caspase-like activity decreased suggesting that cell death mechanisms are not initiated at the early stage of the stress. Although, the mechanisms at play seem to be the same, we found that the temperate Symbiodinium strain (A1) was less impacted by the treatment with menadione than the tropical strain (F1) suggesting that the variations observed are related to their geographic origin. [less ▲]

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See detailCultural stratigraphy at Sibudu and its implications for our understanding of the MSA
Conard, Nicholas; Miller, Christopher; Rots, Veerle ULg et al

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See detailShedding Light on the Dark Side of Customer Participation: Investigating Customer Participation Stress
Treger, Stephanie; Büttgen, Marion; Schumann, Jan Hendrik et al

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See detailShedding Light on the Dark Side of Customer Participation: Investigating Customer Participation Stress
Treger, Stephanie; Büttgen, Marion; Schumann, Jan Hendrik et al

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See detailADAMTS3 activity is mandatory for embryonic lymphangiogenesis and regulates placental angiogenesis.
Dupont, Laura ULg; Janssen, Lauriane; Bekhouche, Mourad et al

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See detailDes mini-jeux pour apprendre - Retour d'expérience dans un cours de chimie à l'université
le Maire, Nathalie ULg; Colaux, Catherine ULg; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg et al

Conference (2016, June)

Dans le champ éducatif, les jeux ont régulièrement fait l’objet de réflexions et d’expérimentations visant à en exploiter leur potentiel au service de la compréhension, la motivation, la créativité ... [more ▼]

Dans le champ éducatif, les jeux ont régulièrement fait l’objet de réflexions et d’expérimentations visant à en exploiter leur potentiel au service de la compréhension, la motivation, la créativité, l’esprit critique etc. des étudiants. De la tortue LOGO aux jeux de simulation, l’exploitation du jeu dans l’enseignement a revêtu de multiples formes. Récemment la notion de gamification a enrichi cette ligne de recherche sur le jeu. Le concept de « gamification » désigne l’application d’éléments, de mécanismes, de processus ludiques à des situations, des contextes, des visées non ludiques. En la matière, Candy Crush, Farm Ville, Clash of Clans, etc. sont autant de jeux commerciaux qui remportent un grand succès aujourd’hui et peuvent fournir une source d’inspiration pour la création de mini-jeux pédagogiques. La présente communication relate la mise en place de « World of Chemistry », un parcours ludique mis en place de septembre à décembre 2015 en complément des supports de cours traditionnels. Ce parcours était composé de quatre mini-jeux portant sur des savoirs et des compétences identifiés comme difficiles en chimie et conçus explicitement pour incorporer des éléments de gamification issus de mini-jeux commerciaux variés. Cette expérimentation avait pour objectif d’étudier dans quelle mesure et à quelles conditions ces mini-jeux étaient susceptibles d’augmenter la fréquentation de la matière de chimie par les étudiants. A la lumière de l’usage fait des mini-jeux par 159 étudiants de première année d’université et de questionnaires de feedback qui leur ont été adressés, la communication évaluera la valeur de cette initiative pédagogique. [less ▲]

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See detailSharing a Car? Yuck, No! An Investigation of Consumer Contamination in Access-Based Services
Hazee, Simon ULg; Delcourt, Cécile ULg; Van Vaerenbergh, Yves

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