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See detailConcepts, inférences et expérience perceptive
Zincq, Aurélien ULg

Conference (2012, April 30)

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See detailNutritional vitamin D in CKD patients
CAVALIER, Etienne ULg

Conference (2012, April 28)

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See detailLa famine Ruzagayura (Rwanda, 1943-1944): causes, conséquences et réactions des autorités. Présentation des résultats de recherche
Singiza, Dantès ULg

Conference (2012, April 27)

La présente intervention revient sur le thème traité dans notre mémoire de Master en histoire, à savoir la famine Ruzagayura de 1943-1944, au Rwanda. Dans notre mémoire et dans la présente communication ... [more ▼]

La présente intervention revient sur le thème traité dans notre mémoire de Master en histoire, à savoir la famine Ruzagayura de 1943-1944, au Rwanda. Dans notre mémoire et dans la présente communication, nous tentons d’y répondre aux principales questions que pose cette famine : quelles en furent les causes, le domaine d’extension, la durée et les conséquences à court et moyen terme ? Quelles furent les réactions des différentes autorités, locales et mandataires, mais également des missionnaires face à cette situation d’urgence ? [less ▲]

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See detailUne nouvelles approche implantaire pour traiter les agénésies
LAMBERT, France ULg

Conference (2012, April 26)

Les agénésies dentaires sont fréquentes et représentent une prévalence de 5 %. Le remplacement de ces dents manquantes avec des implants est aujourd’hui appliqué en routine avec des protocoles ... [more ▼]

Les agénésies dentaires sont fréquentes et représentent une prévalence de 5 %. Le remplacement de ces dents manquantes avec des implants est aujourd’hui appliqué en routine avec des protocoles chirurgicaux de moins en moins invasifs. Cependant, avant le placement des implants, une alternative transitoire est nécessaire jusqu’à la fin de la croissance. Une solution récemment introduite est l’utilisation des implants provisoires de faible diamètre. L’objectif de cet exposé est de décrire le protocole de traitement des implants provisoires ainsi que la gestion définitive de ces cas avec des techniques chirurgicales peu invasives. [less ▲]

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See detailDietary and urinary excretion of sodium and potassium associated with blood pressure control in treated hypertensive kidney transplant patients
Saint-Remy, Annie ULg; SOMJA, Mélanie ULg; BONVOISIN, Catherine ULg et al

Conference (2012, April 26)

Abstract Background. In kidney transplant (kt) recipients , hypertension is a major risk for cardiovascular complications but also for graft failure. Blood pressure (BP) control is therefore mandatory ... [more ▼]

Abstract Background. In kidney transplant (kt) recipients , hypertension is a major risk for cardiovascular complications but also for graft failure. Blood pressure (BP) control is therefore mandatory. Office BP (OBP) remains the most frequently used for clinical decisions, however home BP (HBP) have brought a significant improvement in the BP control. Sodium is a modifiable risk factor, many studies accounted for a decrease of BP with a sodium restricted diet. Increased potassium intake has been also recommended in hypertension management. Using an agreement between office and home BP, the present study investigated the relations between the BP control in kt recipients and their urinary excretion and dietary consumption of sodium and potassium. Methods. The BP control defined by OBP <140/90 mmHg and HBP <135/85 mmHg was measured in 70 kt recipients (mean age 56 ± 11.5 years; mean graft survival 7 ± 6.6 years) treated with antihypertensive medications. OBP and HBP were measured with a validated oscillometric device (Omron M6â). 24-hour urinary sodium (Na+) and potassium (K+) excretion as well as dietary intakes (food recall) were compared between controlled and uncontrolled (in office and at home) recipients. Non parametric Wilcoxon Mann-Whitney Test was used for between groups comparisons and Fisher’s exact test for frequencies comparisons. Results. Using an agreement between OBP and HBP, we identified controlled (21%) and uncontrolled recipients (49%). Major confounding effects susceptible to interfere with the BP regulation did not differ between groups, the amounts of sodium excretion were similar (154 ± 93 vs 162 ± 88 mmol/24h) but uncontrolled patients excreted less potassium (68 ± 14 vs 54 ± 20 mmol/24h; P=0.029) and had significantly lower intakes (3279 ± 753 vs 2208 ± 720 mg/24h; P=0.009), resulting in a higher Na+/K+ ratio. Systolic HBP was inversely and significantly correlated to urinary potassium when age, BMI and urinary sodium were controlled (r= -0.46; P=0.002). When age, BMI and urinary potassium were controlled, a positive relation was observed with urinary sodium (P=0.042). Conclusions. Half of the treated hypertensive kt recipients remained uncontrolled in office and at home. Restoring a well-balanced sodium/potassium ratio intakes could be a non pharmacological opportunity to improve blood pressure control. [less ▲]

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See detailStress oxydant, anti-oxydants et vieillissement
Pincemail, Joël ULg; Petermans, Jean ULg

Conference (2012, April 26)

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See detailLes élections en débat : introduction et présentation du colloque
Bouhon, Frédéric ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg

Conference (2012, April 26)

Quelles sont les règles et les pratiques électorales en Belgique ? Nul n’ignore l’importance des élections dans toute société démocratique. Or, les élections reposent sur un système électoral qui n’est ... [more ▼]

Quelles sont les règles et les pratiques électorales en Belgique ? Nul n’ignore l’importance des élections dans toute société démocratique. Or, les élections reposent sur un système électoral qui n’est jamais neutre. En Belgique, des élections sont organisées à différents niveaux (élections communales, provinciales, régionales, communautaires, fédérales et européennes) et chaque type d’élection est encadré par un système électoral qui lui est propre. Il est donc nécessaire de mettre en perspective les nombreuses règles et pratiques électorales de notre pays. Entre les interventions de juristes et de politologues, ce colloque fera la part belle à la discussion avec le public. En outre, cet aprèsmidi de débats se fondera sur les travaux de plus de trente auteurs rassemblés dans l’ouvrage Les systèmes électoraux de la Belgique et publié sous la direction de Fr. Bouhon et M. Reuchamps (Éd. Bruylant). Le colloque s’articulera autour de trois grandes thématiques : - le concept de démocratie représentative ; - les acteurs des élections ; - le mode et les modalités de scrutin [less ▲]

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See detailRégionalisation des débits d'étiage en Région wallonne
Gailliez, Sébastien ULg; Grandry, Maud ULg; Verstraete, Arnaud et al

Conference (2012, April 26)

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See detailReimbursement of radiotherapy in Belgium
JANSEN, Nicolas ULg

Conference (2012, April 26)

The author gives an overview of the proposals for a new reimbursement system for radiotherapy in Belgium, to be possibly introduced in 2013.

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See detailChangements dans l’art de construire: le choix des matériaux
Courard, Luc ULg

Conference (2012, April 25)

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See detailTraffic Situation Assessment and Intervention Strategy of a Collision Avoidance System based on Galileo Satellite Positioning
Christen, Fréderic ULg; Ewald, Christian; Eckstein, Lutz et al

Conference (2012, April 25)

Nowadays, collision avoidance systems (CAS) are an intensive research topic since the majority of all traffic accidents are collisions that are caused due to inattention or unadjusted driving behavior of ... [more ▼]

Nowadays, collision avoidance systems (CAS) are an intensive research topic since the majority of all traffic accidents are collisions that are caused due to inattention or unadjusted driving behavior of the driver. Up to date prototypic CAS are based on on-board environmental sensors, such as camera or radar systems, that scan the vehicle's surrounding environment in order to assess the situation's hazardousness. The functionality of the used sensors under varying environmental conditions and the limited sensor covering area require an enormous effort to ensure a reliable detection of obstacles, and thus limit the application of the systems. In order to expand the operating field of such systems, a Galileo-based CAS will be developed within the project ‘Galileo above’ (application centre for ground based traffic). This advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) detects surrounding vehicles that are on collision course and reacts autonomously, if the driver does not intervene to avoid the crash. For this purpose the system initiates an emergency stop and/or an emergency steering maneuver. For the development of the CAS the Galileo test centre automotiveGATE in Aldenhoven, Germany will be used. On this test area pseudolites will be installed which provide Galileo-like navigation signals. Thus, the development respectively tuning of Galileo-based vehicle systems will be enabled, so as to have them available on the market when the Galileo satellite system reaches its full operational capability (FOC). The focus of this paper is on the traffic situation assessment and intervention strategy of the CAS. This includes the perception and analysis of the driving situation, the detection of potential collision situation, the definition of an adequate system reaction and the planning of an evasion trajectory. Furthermore, an outlook on the model predictive control for longitudinal and/or lateral control (braking and/or steering maneuver) will be presented. [less ▲]

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See detailConscious, Mental, Intentional
Seron, Denis ULg

Conference (2012, April 25)

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See detailQuelques mesures de prévention de l’IRC et de traitement
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

Conference (2012, April 24)

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See detailLe congrès wallon de juillet 1912
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

Conference (2012, April 24)

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See detailConclusions - Le tournant politique de 1912
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

Conference (2012, April 24)

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See detailInflammation as the key link between obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cancer.
Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg

Conference (2012, April 23)

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See detailBenefit of using flood risk analysis at the micro level for evaluating local protection measures
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Detrembleur, Sylvain ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2012, April 23)

In numerous river basins, climate projections converge towards conditions leading to a significant increase in peak discharges both in terms of intensity and frequency. Therefore, managing flood risk will ... [more ▼]

In numerous river basins, climate projections converge towards conditions leading to a significant increase in peak discharges both in terms of intensity and frequency. Therefore, managing flood risk will remain an issue of primary importance. Besides, it is currently shifting from the search for full protection against flooding towards the management of the impacts of flooding. In this respect, the elaboration of effective flood management strategies should rely on an integrated risk-based approach, encompassing not only hydraulic criteria but also economic, social and environmental factors. In addition, the considered level of detail in the analysis should be relevant given the available data and the expected outcomes. While such risk analyses have so far been mostly undertaken at a macro- or meso-scale, the herein described analysis is performed at a micro-scale, meaning that the considered assets are the individual buildings, parcels or facilities. [less ▲]

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See detailSeasonal dynamics of organic carbon in the Tana River Basin, Kenya
Tamooh, F.; Meysman, F.; Marwick, T.R. et al

Conference (2012, April 22)

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See detailHistorical changes in carbon dioxide (CO2) and dimethyl sulphide (DMS) emissions in the eutrophied Southern North Sea
Gypens, N.; Borges, Alberto ULg; Lancelot, C.

Conference (2012, April 22)

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See detailVariability of shelf sea pH and surface water CO2 in response to North Atlantic Oscillation forcing
Salt, L.; Thomas, H.; Prowe, A.E.F. et al

Conference (2012, April 22)

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See detailArthur a un cancer: pour nous, frères et soeurs, pas facile à vivre
BADOT, Isabelle ULg; Missotten, Pierre ULg

Conference (2012, April 21)

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See detailReflections on the notion of 'consumer behaviour'
Hendrickx, Kim ULg

Conference (2012, April 20)

Today, consumer behavior has become a key concept in scientific publications and in international public health strategies. Both 'behavior' and the 'consumer' are in the title of the 3rd annual conference ... [more ▼]

Today, consumer behavior has become a key concept in scientific publications and in international public health strategies. Both 'behavior' and the 'consumer' are in the title of the 3rd annual conference of the Belgian Nutrition Society. This paper proposes a reflection on these concepts, and invites for further discussion. Firstly, the 'consumer' and his attributes will be briefly explored through an analysis of the Health Claims Regulation EC No 1924/2006. This document, intended to protect consumers from misleading information, uses a model of the consumer rooted in rational choice theory. Secondly, as medical sociologist David Armstrong (2009) has shown, the term 'behavior' has been brought in relation to health outcomes only relatively recently in medicine and public health. As such, it has come to be defined as a modifiable risk factor. I argue that European public health strategies have integrated this definition of behavior and the related idea of 'lifestyle' into rational choice theory. As such, 'behavior' and 'lifestyle' frame problems of health and disease in a specific way. The third section of this paper will confront this model of problem-framing with different understandings of 'behavior' coming from historical and contemporary sociological research. [less ▲]

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See detailBilan prématuré d'une expérience collective d'enseignement
Cormann, Grégory ULg

Conference (2012, April 20)

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See detailUne épée pour saint Pierre ? Les princes français et le Grand Schisme d’Occident
Masson, Christophe ULg

Conference (2012, April 20)

Afin d’assurer le succès des idées premières – prétentions territoriales ou guerre sainte – qui ne pouvait passer que par des entreprises militaires de grande ampleur, on les légitima par une autre série ... [more ▼]

Afin d’assurer le succès des idées premières – prétentions territoriales ou guerre sainte – qui ne pouvait passer que par des entreprises militaires de grande ampleur, on les légitima par une autre série d’idées, plus à même de mobiliser les énergies, et donc les armes. La défense du pape d’Avignon fut l’occasion pour Louis Ier, Louis II – dans une moindre mesure – et Louis Ier d’Orléans de financer leurs troupes à destination de Naples, pour les deux premiers, de Milan, pour le dernier. De la même manière, dans le cas de Boucicaut et de sa lutte contre les Infidèles, il fallait prendre la place de lieutenant du roi à Gênes pour, ensuite, profiter des ressources militaires, en l’occurrence maritimes, de la toujours riche république marchande. Aussi, pour répondre à la question que pose cet ouvrage, on peut affirmer qu’idées et armes furent interdépendantes lors de ces conflits ayant comme point de mire la foi, une foi qui s’effaça très souvent derrière les ambitions seigneuriales des protagonistes [less ▲]

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See detailExercer une pratique réflexive au quotidien à l'aide d'un log book
VIERSET, Viviane ULg

Conference (2012, April 20)

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See detailIn nome della libertà: l’aspiration à la liberté dans les écrits de Francesco Guicciardini
Miesse, Hélène ULg

Conference (2012, April 20)

On peut distinguer dans la correspondance de Guichardin trois moments historiques au cours desquels la liberté est mise en danger par les armes. Premièrement, l’ambassade espagnole de 1512, lorsque le ... [more ▼]

On peut distinguer dans la correspondance de Guichardin trois moments historiques au cours desquels la liberté est mise en danger par les armes. Premièrement, l’ambassade espagnole de 1512, lorsque le jeune Guichardin est envoyé en mission auprès du roi d’Espagne pour sonder ses intentions. Ensuite, l’année 1525, moment de constitution de la ligue de Cognac, durant laquelle Guichardin consacre une partie de son temps à la rédaction de discours contradictoires sur le meilleur comportement politico-militaire à adopter pour « libérer l’Italie ». Enfin, l’année 1527 qui voit le terrible sac de Rome. Si la notion de liberté est généralement associée au bien-être, à la paix et à la santé, de Florence dans la première période, de la péninsule dans le deuxième moment, de Florence et de la Péninsule dans le troisième et justifie – paradoxalement – le passage aux armes pour la défendre, la conserver ou, pire, la restituer, selon les moments, le mot « liberté » ne recouvre toutefois pas le même sens. Lorsqu’il s’agit de protéger Florence, Guichardin entend défendre l’autogestion de la ville pourtant sous gouvernement médicéen ; la « liberté commune » ou « liberté d’Italie » renvoient à la seule absence d’étrangers dans la péninsule, alors qu’en 1527, lors du retour à un gouvernement populaire à Florence, la « libertà della città » n’est autre que l’appellation pour désigner ce même gouvernement populaire républicain. Tandis que, sur le terrain, les soldats s’affrontent pour « libérer » tel morceau de l’Italie – au sens renaissant d’ensemble de cités-état vivant en équilibre – voire la péninsule entière de tout occupant étranger, dans ses lettres Guichardin mène le même combat, tentant par la force de la plume de faire fléchir les uns et de convaincre les autres, n’hésitant pas à exploiter les multiples sens recouverts par le mot « liberté ». [less ▲]

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See detailPilot project « Walphy » : Walloon experimentation of river restoration
Peeters, Alexandre ULg; Verniers, Gisèle; de le Court, Bernard et al

Conference (2012, April 20)

According to the Water Framework Directive (WFD 2000/60), our rivers and water bodies are required to achieve the “good ecological status” by 2015. This requirement is related to the physico-chemical ... [more ▼]

According to the Water Framework Directive (WFD 2000/60), our rivers and water bodies are required to achieve the “good ecological status” by 2015. This requirement is related to the physico-chemical, biological water quality as well as the hydromorphological quality. In this context, a LIFE Environment project, co-founded by the European Union and the Service Publique de Wallonie, was launched in 2009 for a period of five years. It aims to realize the experimental and demonstrative river restoration works on three “at risk” water bodies, based on two axes: longitudinal continuity and transversal continuity. The first two selected water bodies (Bocq, eastern tributary of the Meuse) are suitable for the restoration works which concern the longitudinal continuity due to the presence of dams and other obstacles between 1 and 3 m high. These works consist in dam management (weir removal or fish ladders) taking into account hydromorphological (bedload transport) and biological (invertebrate or fish species free movement) impacts. The third water body (Eau Blanche, western tributary of the Meuse) presents straightened rivers with artificial banks which consequently lead to poor connections between the stream and its floodplain. This water body is therefore appropriated for the works based on the transversal continuity recovery. These works consist in enhancing straightened river channel and restoring meanders or banks. Until now, these works have been realized on more than 5 km. These works are being monitored on the basis of geomorphological and ecological analysis. The geomorphological monitoring is based on surveys conducted before and after the works. It concerns the bedload transport, the clogging of the gravel layer and the morphological changes of the river following the works. The ecological monitoring is based on two indicators: macroinvertebrates and fishes. Standardized and repeatable methods were developed to compare the situation before and after the works, especially through the analysis of microhabitats. In addition, we use another two complementary indexes of physical quality for this monitoring. Developed by the consulting office Teleos, these indexes have a fish orientation and have been implemented in many of our stations. [less ▲]

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Dumont, Jonathan ULg; Masson, Christophe ULg

Conference (2012, April 20)

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See detailCrise de la socialisation au sein d'une Société du travail sur Soi
Vrancken, Didier ULg

Conference (2012, April 19)

Ainsi que l’ont bien identifié les organisateurs de ce colloque, il est difficile d’évoquer aujourd’hui le thème de la socialisation en sociologie sans lui accoler le terme de crise. A telle enseigne que ... [more ▼]

Ainsi que l’ont bien identifié les organisateurs de ce colloque, il est difficile d’évoquer aujourd’hui le thème de la socialisation en sociologie sans lui accoler le terme de crise. A telle enseigne que l’on peut avancer qu’une réelle lecture « déclinologique » s’est répandue dans de nombreux pays européens et en particulier dans le domaine de la sociologie francophone. Ainsi cette crise de la socialisation va-t-elle souvent de pair avec la montée de l’individualisme, se déclinant notamment autour des thèmes du « retour de l’acteur », de la montée du nouvel « individualisme », de l’émergence du « sujet », de la « singularité », de la « subjectivation », etc. Tous ces thèmes laissant de plus en plus entrapercevoir un individu autonome mais surchargé par le poids des responsabilités. Un individu mis à l’épreuve (de la vie, des autres, de lui-même), un individu tenu de miser sur ses capacités mais en même temps saisi par le doute, celui d’être continuellement à la hauteur, d’« être capable ». De plus en plus d’études en sciences humaines et sociales se sont penchées sur la face sombre de cette évolution, celle de l’émergence de pathologies du lien social telles que les addictions, la dépression, le harcèlement moral, la souffrance sociale et ses multiples dimensions : souffrance au travail face à l’organisation ; précarité sociale ou encore appel constant à la subjectivité pour s’affirmer. Dans cette optique, la crise est alors perçue comme un affaiblissement du lien social en regard des sociétés qui nous ont précédés. Cette assertion sera pleinement discutée dans le cadre de cette conférence. [less ▲]

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See detailAdvances in biomaterials to repair cartilage
Maquet, Véronique; Chausson, Mickael; Gautier, Sandrine et al

Conference (2012, April 19)

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See detailLeonardo da Vinci nella collezione reale di pitture
Fagnart, Laure ULg

Conference (2012, April 19)

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See detailL’inflammation induite par les acides gras libres
L'Homme, Laurent ULg

Conference (2012, April 19)

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See detailPrazeres do raio-x: estudo de um striptease radiográfico
Sturnack, Lionel ULg

Conference (2012, April 18)

O striptease que propomos analisar é na verdade o título de uma obra que pertence à produção da artista italiana Benedetta Bonichi. Trata-se de uma composição mista, a meio caminho entre os raios-x e a ... [more ▼]

O striptease que propomos analisar é na verdade o título de uma obra que pertence à produção da artista italiana Benedetta Bonichi. Trata-se de uma composição mista, a meio caminho entre os raios-x e a fotografia. “Striptease” chamou a nossa atenção por várias razões. Com certeza, por seu caráter surpreendente, sendo uma cena erótica e ao mesmo tempo uma radiografia. Mas também por sua estética particular em relação aos outros artistas que desenvolvem uma técnica similar. O propósito de nossos passos é levar em consideração o lugar da obra estudada no espaço de realizações em raio-x artístico, numa perspectiva semiótica. Pretendemos desta maneira chegar à descrição fina de “Striptease, por meio do estabelecimento de um conjunto de formantes plásticos estáveis funcionando como base sobre a qual se correlacionam e se diferenciam os raios-x artísticos estudados. Por isso, desenvolveremos o estudo segundo três etapas gerais. Com a primeira, tentaremos efetuar uma descrição de “Striptease” segundo os três eixos da leitura plástica padrão, tal como foram trabalhados por Jean-Marie Floch: cromático, eidético e topológico. Na segunda etapa, adotaremos o mesmo ponto de vista para a descrição plástica de cinco obras de quatro outros artistas. O interesse da segunda parte consiste em ver como se atualizam as unidades plásticas em cada realização particular, a fim de observar as suas possíveis convergências e divergências. Na última etapa, poderemos considerar a estética de cada obra à luz das atualizações plásticas e das integrações entre elas com outros patamares temáticos. Conseguiremos, finalmente, entender a pertinência e a particularidade de “Striptease” como obra com vocação reflexiva a respeito da prática do raio-x artístico. [less ▲]

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See detail1-84 PTH and KDIGO Guidelines
CAVALIER, Etienne ULg

Conference (2012, April 18)

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See detailNew alginate-chitosan hydrogel to repair cartilage
Henrotin, Yves ULg

Conference (2012, April 18)

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See detailWhat is new in anemia treatment in CKD since 2010?
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

Conference (2012, April 18)

•Partial correction (Hb in the range of 10-11.5 g/dL) of CKD-related anemia appears a safer strategy during the last 5y. So recommendation is to start ESA only when Hb <10 and to avoid too high ESA dose ... [more ▼]

•Partial correction (Hb in the range of 10-11.5 g/dL) of CKD-related anemia appears a safer strategy during the last 5y. So recommendation is to start ESA only when Hb <10 and to avoid too high ESA dose (CE DOSE study ongoing in HD)! •Identify resistant patients and try to improve it. •Importance of adequate iron management and of hepcidin role in the all-mortality risk in CKD. Newer strategies for correcting anemia are currently explored [less ▲]

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See detailDu diagnostic à l'intervention en entreprise: quelle réalité, quelles limites?
Hansez, Isabelle ULg

Conference (2012, April 17)

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See detailAnémies et insuffisance rénale : quoi de neuf?
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

Conference (2012, April 17)

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See detailLearning Latin: Grammars and Annotations in Latin Papyri
Scappaticcio, Maria Chiara ULg

Conference (2012, April 14)

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See detailmigrations congolaises en Belgique et géographies religieuses
Demart, Sarah ULg; Melice, Anne ULg; Meiers, Bénédicte ULg

Conference (2012, April 13)

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See detailparticipation politique, diaspora congolaise et transnationalismes
Demart, Sarah ULg; Bodeux, Leila

Conference (2012, April 13)

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See detailMonstrosity, Hunger, and Resistance
Delville, Michel ULg; Norris, Andrew

Conference (2012, April 12)

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See detailMagnetic shielding properties of a cut superconducting hollow cylinder : modelling and experiment
Vanderbemden, Philippe ULg; Elschner, Steffen; Hobl, A et al

Conference (2012, April 11)

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See detailOn the accurate selection of asymptotic detection thresholds for Infit and Outfit indexes of person fit
Magis, David ULg; Raîche, Gilles; Béland, Sébastien

Conference (2012, April 11)

It exists a bunch of person fit indexes but Lz (Drasgow, Levine, & Williams, 1985), Infit mean square W (Wright & Masters, 1982) and Outfit mean square U (Wright & Stone, 1979) are certainly the most ... [more ▼]

It exists a bunch of person fit indexes but Lz (Drasgow, Levine, & Williams, 1985), Infit mean square W (Wright & Masters, 1982) and Outfit mean square U (Wright & Stone, 1979) are certainly the most popular. However, they have the undesirable property that their limiting distribution depends on the true ability level, which is generally unknown. In addition, the asymptotic distribution of U and W indexes was not clearly stated. Snijders (2001) proposed a generalization of the index Lz to incorporate estimated ability levels in its computation, and derived subsequent asymptotic normality of this modified Lz* index. The purpose of this talk is threefold. First, the generalization of Lz to Lz* is briefly sketched. Second, it is shown how this generalization can be successfully applied to both U and W indexes, yielding generalized U* and W* indexes respectively. Third, the accuracy of generalized indexes in detecting person (mis)fit is assessed through a simulation study. Three situations were investigated: (a) absence of misfit; (b) presence of cheating (yielding spuriously high scores); (c) presence of inattention (yielding spuriously low scores). Several conditions were varied, such as test length and aberrance rates when misfit was introduced. Response patterns were generated under the Rasch model and maximum likelihood estimation was performed to obtain the ability estimates. Several significance levels were selected. It is observed, that the generalized indexes Lz*, U* and W* better recover the significance level than their standard alternatives Lz, U and W respectively, while they are more powerful in identifying the two types of person misfit. In particular, the modified index W* has the best improvement in performance with respect to its original version W. It is concluded that Snijders' generalization of Lz index to Lz* is also accurate for U and W indexes under Rasch modelling. Possible extensions to other person fit indexes, such as ECI indexes (Tatsuoka, 1984), other ability estimators, and other IRT models are eventually briefly discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailTiO2 templated multilayer films used as high efficiency photoelectrode in liquid or solid DSSCs
Dewalque, Jennifer ULg; Cloots, Rudi ULg; Mathis, François ULg et al

Conference (2012, April 10)

Mesoporous anatase thin films are very promising materials to act as electrode in dye-sensitized solar cells. Randomly oriented nanocrystalline TiO2 particles are usually used to prepare photoelectrodes ... [more ▼]

Mesoporous anatase thin films are very promising materials to act as electrode in dye-sensitized solar cells. Randomly oriented nanocrystalline TiO2 particles are usually used to prepare photoelectrodes with a thickness of 10-15 µm. Templated-assisted dip-coating techniques are used to obtain thin films with ordered porosity. However, monolayer films prepared by dip-coating from a solution suffer from a low quantity of active material with a limited surface area, leading to poor photovoltaic performances. Therefore a multilayer deposition process is needed to increase the film thickness along with surface area. Multilayer dip-coating procedures have already been reported but are usually characterized by a lack of linearity in the evolution of parameters (roughness, surface area, PV performances) as the number of layer increases. In this study, we investigate a dip-coating-based multilayer deposition technique delaying these limitations. First, the influence of the template on the film organization and porosity is studied in terms of long-range order, percentage of porosity, pore size, surface area and pores connectivity. Different techniques such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atmospheric poroellipsometry (AEP) and UV-visible absorption spectroscopy (UV-vis.) have been used to describe the microstructural features of the films. The film exhibiting the highest dye loading was selected and its thickness gradually increased up to 4 µm. Finally, the photovoltaic performances of the thick films (1 to 4 µm) have been evaluated in combination with the N719 dye and a liquid electrolyte and show excellent efficiency (6.1%) when compared to values reported in the literature. Such mesostructured films were compared in terms of photovoltaic performance with TiO2 nanoparticles films, generally used in DSSC. Films were further evaluated by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) as high performance photoelectrode in solid-state DSSCs, in combination with Z907 dye and Spiro-OMeTAD as solid electrolyte. [less ▲]

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See detailL'interprétation réaliste des jugements existentiels de Conrad-Martius
Seron, Denis ULg

Conference (2012, April 06)

Hedwig Conrad-Martius a développé, dans les années 1930, une conception en grande partie originale du jugement existentiel, dans la perspective d’une ontologie d’allure aristotélicienne. L’idée à la base ... [more ▼]

Hedwig Conrad-Martius a développé, dans les années 1930, une conception en grande partie originale du jugement existentiel, dans la perspective d’une ontologie d’allure aristotélicienne. L’idée à la base de cette conception est que l’être existentiel et l’être copule sont unis par une relation d’analogie, et que celle-ci doit servir de principe directeur pour la clarification des « sens de l’être ». Cette idée a conduit Conrad-Martius à élaborer une théorie assez sophistiquée de l’« être immanent à l‘état de choses », ainsi qu’une conception réaliste suivant laquelle le prédicat existentiel exprime une propriété de premier degré, qui doit être mise au jour par l’intuition des essences. On s’attachera non seulement à détailler son analyse du jugement existentiel, en remontant à ses sources chez Reinach, Pfänder et, indirectement, chez Meinong, mais aussi à en clarifier quelques implications métaphysiques. [less ▲]

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See detailRaymond De Becker et l'identité belge
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

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Bah, Boubacar Billo ULg; Vandendael, Laurent; Oger, Robert ULg et al

Conference (2012, April 04)

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See detailContribution of high mass resolution and accuracy of FTMS to molecular imaging
Debois, Delphine ULg; Calligaris, David ULg; Cimino, Jonathan ULg et al

Conference (2012, April 04)

Since its first implementation in 1997, MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MALDI MSI) has become an important tool in the proteomic arsenal, especially for biomarker hunting. First dedicated to high ... [more ▼]

Since its first implementation in 1997, MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MALDI MSI) has become an important tool in the proteomic arsenal, especially for biomarker hunting. First dedicated to high molecular weight, MALDI MSI is more and more used to map the distribution of small molecules too (lipids, drugs and metabolites,…). Last developments tend to improve the sample treatments to obtain the best spatial resolution as possible. From this perspective, great efforts have been made on the MALDI matrix deposition methods. Now, one of the remaining challenges for MALDI-MSI users consists of identification of detected molecules. For high molecular weight, methods inspired by classical proteomics techniques, are regularly used. Bottom-Up (PMF obtained after in situ trypsin digestion) and Top-Down (in situ In-Source Decay) approaches have been used directly from a tissue slice, leading to the identification of some of the most abundant proteins present at the surface of the tissue. When small molecules are analyzed, the identification is more straightforward. Indeed, tandem mass spectrometry can easily be used, leading to the fragmentation of the detected compounds which allows their unambiguous identification. This identification is even more reliable when high resolution exact mass measurements can be performed. In this talk, I will present how in our lab, we profit of the exceptional features of FT-ICR mass spectrometry for imaging and especially for identification purposes. The first example will deal with the benefit of high mass accuracy and high mass resolution for ISD-based protein identification. The mass accuracy and high mass resolution coupled with the use of a “cleaning” software allow unequivocal assignment of ISD fragments of proteins, in the low mass range (m/z between 300 and 900), whether from pure solutions or from tissue slices. The next examples will deal with the imaging of small molecules. The identification of drugs and their metabolites is facilitated with high mass accuracy. In our lab, we work on the localization of methadone and its first metabolite, EDDP in necrophagous fly larvae. In the mass range of these compounds (278-310 m/z), many matrix ion peaks are detected and the unique features of FT-ICR allows for unambiguous identification thanks to exact mass measurements. We also use MALDI Imaging to map the messenger molecules between plant roots and beneficial bacteria. The comparison of spectra recorded with a TOF/TOF instrument and with a FT-ICR demonstrates that high resolution allows for detecting molecules which could have been missed otherwise. It also allows to distinguish unknown compounds from alkali adducts of known molecules. [less ▲]

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See detailResidual Stress in Veneering Ceramic
MAINJOT, Amélie ULg

Conference (2012, April 04)

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See detailVoir/savoir. Le partage du sensible
Havelange, Carl ULg

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See detailQuels modes de gouvernance pour la PMI tunisienne? Les enseignements de la littérature
Ghorbel, Jihene ULg; Van Caillie, Didier ULg

Conference (2012, April 02)

Les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (PME), et tout particulièrement les Petites et Moyennes Industries (PMI), constituent un des piliers de l’économie tunisienne. Néanmoins, malgré l’abondance des études ... [more ▼]

Les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (PME), et tout particulièrement les Petites et Moyennes Industries (PMI), constituent un des piliers de l’économie tunisienne. Néanmoins, malgré l’abondance des études consacrées aux PME dans le monde, rares sont les recherches scientifiques qui portent sur les spécificités des PME industrielles dans ce contexte géographique donné. Simultanément, face au phénomène de mondialisation croissante de l'économie et aux crises économiques et financières qui marquent la vie économique mondiale en cette première décennie du nouveau millénaire, un consensus émerge dans la littérature conduisant au constat que les PME et les PMI doivent impérativement renforcer et améliorer à la fois leurs systèmes de contrôle et de gouvernance si elles veulent jouer un rôle majeur dans leur tissu économique respectif et si elles souhaitent consolider leur crédibilité auprès de l'ensemble de leurs partenaires externes (banquiers, Pouvoirs Publics, organes de contrôle externes, ...). Notre contribution se propose dès lors, à partir d’une analyse de la littérature relativement limitée spécifique à l'objet de recherche particulier que constitue la PMI tunisienne, de mettre en évidence les spécificités de la PMI tunisienne et ses conséquences sur le design d'un système de gouvernance qui permettrait d'asseoir leur crédibilité et donc leur assise dans le paysage économique tunisien. [less ▲]

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See detailStochastic Dimension Reduction Techniques for Uncertainty Quantification of Multiphysics Systems
Phipps, Eric; Arnst, Maarten ULg; Constantine, Paul et al

Conference (2012, April 02)

Uncertainty quantification of multiphysics systems represents numerous mathematical and computational challenges. Indeed, uncertainties that arise in each physics in a fully coupled system must be ... [more ▼]

Uncertainty quantification of multiphysics systems represents numerous mathematical and computational challenges. Indeed, uncertainties that arise in each physics in a fully coupled system must be captured throughout the whole system, the so-called curse of dimensionality. We present techniques for mitigating the curse of dimensionality in network-coupled multiphysics systems by using the structure of the network to transform uncertainty representations as they pass between components. Examples from the simulation of nuclear power plants will be discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailDimension Reduction and Measure Transformation in Stochastic Multiphysics Modeling
Arnst, Maarten ULg; Ghanem, Roger; Phipps, Eric et al

Conference (2012, April 02)

We present a computational framework based on stochastic expansion methods for the efficient propagation of uncertainties through multiphysics models. The framework leverages an adaptation of the Karhunen ... [more ▼]

We present a computational framework based on stochastic expansion methods for the efficient propagation of uncertainties through multiphysics models. The framework leverages an adaptation of the Karhunen-Loeve decomposition to extract a low-dimensional representation of information passed from component to component in a stochastic coupled model. After a measure transformation, the reduced-dimensional interface thus created enables a more efficient solution in a reduced-dimensional space. We demonstrate the proposed approach on an illustration problem from nuclear engineering [less ▲]

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See detailSimuler la ressource forestière à l'échelle d'un massif : application de SIMMEM et GYMNOS
Ligot, Gauthier ULg; Vallet, Patrick; Perin, Jérôme ULg et al

Conference (2012, April 02)

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See detailHow does elicitor and antimicrobial fengycin interact with plasma membranes of sensitive cells ?
Nasir, Mehmet Nail ULg; Eeman, Marc; Lins, Laurence ULg et al

Conference (2012, April)

Fengycin is characterized by its strong antifungal and low hemolytic activities. It has also been recently demonstrated that it has plant elicitor properties and is also able to enhance the elicitors’ ... [more ▼]

Fengycin is characterized by its strong antifungal and low hemolytic activities. It has also been recently demonstrated that it has plant elicitor properties and is also able to enhance the elicitors’ activity of surfactin. The cell target of its biological activities is supposed to be plasma membrane. In spite of these interesting biological activities, fengycin has not been extensively investigated probably because of the difficulties related to its production. In a first time; we have characterized the interfacial properties of fengycin by tensiometry measurements and demonstrated that this surface activity was pH-dependent. In a second time; we have investigated the interactions of the lipopeptide with membrane lipids using model membranes such as Langmuir monolayers and multilammelar vesicles (MLVs). Our results indicate that the lipopeptide was able to penetrate into different lipid monolayers showing a preference for sterol-containing monolayers. In order to better understand the mechanism of the interactions of fengycin with membranes at the molecular level, MLVs with or without fengycin have been analyzed by spectroscopic techniques. We have shown that conformational changes of the lipopeptide occurred in the presence of lipids and they were more significant in the presence of sterol. Moreover, tyrosine residues of the lipopeptide seem to play an important role in these interactions. In conclusion, we have determined that the surface-active behavior as well as the conformation of fengycin depends on its environment. We have also showed that the lipopeptide does not interact with all class of lipids in the same way and presents a preference for sterols. The presence of key groups within peptide cycle has also been supposed for the biological activities of the lipopeptide. [less ▲]

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See detailCLUPI, a high-performance imaging system on the ESA-NASA rover of the 2018 ExoMars mission to discover biofabrics on Mars
Josset, Jean-Luc; Westall, Frances; Hofmann, B.A. et al

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See detailModelling the risk of ecosystem disruption in Europe with a dynamic vegetation model
Dury, Marie ULg; Hambuckers, Alain ULg; Warnant, Pierre et al

Conference (2012, April)

What will be the European ecosystem responses to future climate? With unprecedented speed and extent, the projected climate change might lead to a disruption of terrestrial plants functioning in many ... [more ▼]

What will be the European ecosystem responses to future climate? With unprecedented speed and extent, the projected climate change might lead to a disruption of terrestrial plants functioning in many regions. In the framework of the EcoChange project, transient projections over the 1901-2100 period have been performed with a process-based dynamic vegetation model, CARAIB DVM (Dury et al., 2011, iForest 4: 82, 99). The vegetation model was driven by the outputs of four climate models under the SRES A1B scenario: the ARPEGE/Climate model and three regional climate models (KNMI-RACMO2 , DMI-HIRHAM5 and HC-HadRM3Q0 RCMs) from the European Union project ENSEMBLES. DVMs are appropriate tools to apprehend potential climate change impacts on ecosystems and identify threatened regions over Europe. CARAIB outputs (soil moisture, runoff, net primary productivity, fire, etc.) were used to characterize the ecosystem evolution. To assess consequences on biodiversity, the evolution of 100 natural common European species (47 herbs, 12 shrubs and 41 trees) has been studied year-to-year over the 1901-2100 period. Under the combined effects of projected changes particularly in temperature and precipitations, CARAIB simulates important reductions in the annual soil water content. The species productivities vary strongly from year to year reaching during the driest years values much lower than present-day average productivity. According to CARAIB, a lot of species might go beyond their water tolerance very frequently, particularly after 2050, due to more intense summer droughts. In the northern part of Europe and in the Alps, with reduced temperature variability and positive soil water anomalies, NPP variability tends to decrease. Regions with more severe droughts might also be affected by an increase of the frequency and intensity of wildfires. With this background, the species distributions might be strongly modified. 15% of tree species and 30% of herb and shrub species (respectively 30% and 60% if the CO2 fertilization effect on species is not taken into account) might experience a loss of 30% or more of their current distribution. Proportions of new species appearance at the end of the century were also studied. Southern Europe might suffer important species extinction while the more suitable climate conditions in northern Europe might lead to a gain in species diversity. [less ▲]

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See detailThe earthquake sedimentary record in marine sediment from cores in the western part of the Marmara Sea, Turkey
Drab, Laureen; Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Schmidt, Sabine et al

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See detailDo Identities Matter More than Party Interests in Ethno-Territorial Politics? Conceptual and Empirical Insights from Multilevel and Deeply Divided Belgium
Reuchamps, Min ULg; Dodeigne, Jérémy ULg; Sinardet, Dave

Conference (2012, April)

In territorial politics, identities are a chief variable of the political life. By definition, the ethno-linguistic identities play(ed) an important role in the political dynamics of several highly ... [more ▼]

In territorial politics, identities are a chief variable of the political life. By definition, the ethno-linguistic identities play(ed) an important role in the political dynamics of several highly divided societies. In most cases, the institutional design is in fact adapted or has been adapted to the ethno-linguistic divisions of the country. According to quite a few scholars, it is especially true for political elites who are not only shaped by this variable but also use this variable to legitimate their attitudes and actions. Therefore political elites of each ethno-linguistic group appeared to behave as monolithic blocks, standing against each other along ethno-linguistic lines. Nonetheless, this view neglects the role of party interests in explaining the behaviors of political elites. An important question for ethno-territorial politics should be raised: do identities matter more that party interests? The current reform of the – multilevel and deeply-divided – Belgian state provides a fertile ground to test this hypothesis. To what extent, party interests can account for political elites’ position in the debate about the 6th Belgian constitutional reform? To explore these questions, we surveyed every representative of Belgium’s seven legislative assemblies with a standardized questionnaire (Summer 2011). This research will help us apprehend the rationale behind political elites’ attitudes – be it identities, party interests or a mix of them – negotiating the new boundaries of the state and above all shed light on territorial politics in Europe. So doing, this paper aims at contributing to the debate that explores the possibility of a unified analytical approach bridging ethno-territorial politics and party politics. [less ▲]

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See detailAnticipatory Modeling and Simulation for Inter Regional Security
Dubois, Daniel ULg; Asproth, Viveca; Stig C, Holmberg et al

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See detailHigher-Moment Risk Exposures in Hedge Funds
Lambert, Marie ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg; Papageorgiou, Nicolas

Conference (2012, April)

The paper singles out the key roles of US equity skewness and kurtosis in the determination of the market premia embedded in Hedge Fund returns. We propose a conditional higher-moment asset pricing model ... [more ▼]

The paper singles out the key roles of US equity skewness and kurtosis in the determination of the market premia embedded in Hedge Fund returns. We propose a conditional higher-moment asset pricing model with location, trading and higher-moment factors in order to describe the dynamics of the Equity Hedge (Market Neutral, Short Selling and Long/Short strategies), Event Driven, Relative Value, and Funds of Hedge Funds styles. The volatility, skewness and kurtosis implied in the US options markets are used by Hedge Fund managers as instruments to anticipate market movements. Managers should adjust their market exposure in response to variations in the implied higher moments. We show that higher-moment premia improve a conditional asset pricing model both in terms of explanatory power (R-squares and Schwarz criterion) and specification errors across all Hedge Fund styles. [less ▲]

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See detailBelgium’s political elites and the crisis
Dodeigne, Jérémy ULg; Sinardet, Dave; Reuchamps, Min ULg

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See detailLight as a modulator of cognitive brain functions
Vandewalle, Gilles ULg

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See detailModelling autotrophic and heterotrophic components of soil respiration in wheat fields
Delogu, Emilie; LeDantec, Valérie; Buysse, Pauline ULg et al

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See detailExperimental Results of Flat Fresnel Doublets made of PMMA and PC
Languy, Fabian ULg; Fleury-Frenette, Karl ULg; Lenaerts, Cedric ULg et al

Conference (2012, April)

To reduce the chromatic aberration lots of imaging systems like cameras and telescopes turn to achromatic doublets. On the other hand, to be cheaper, lighter and thinner, more and more systems like ... [more ▼]

To reduce the chromatic aberration lots of imaging systems like cameras and telescopes turn to achromatic doublets. On the other hand, to be cheaper, lighter and thinner, more and more systems like projectors and headlights use Fresnel lenses. To combine high performances and low cost, the use achromatic Fresnel doublets has been investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluating COSMO’s lake module (FLake) for an East-African lake using a comprehensive set of lake temperature profiles
Thiery, Wim; Martynov, Andrey; Darchambeau, François ULg et al

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See detailEarly Jezirah 3b Pottery from Tell Beydar. Selected Inventories from latest excavation campaigns
Mas, Juliette ULg; Gavagnin, Katia

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Since 1992, excavations at Tell Beydar have offered the opportunity to explore an urban centre of the Upper Khabur region. The extensive exploration of the EJZ 3b levels gave us access to the urbanism and ... [more ▼]

Since 1992, excavations at Tell Beydar have offered the opportunity to explore an urban centre of the Upper Khabur region. The extensive exploration of the EJZ 3b levels gave us access to the urbanism and the architecture of the city as well as its material culture, especially the pottery. The assemblages presented in this paper were exclusively found directly on the floors of various buildings (of a public, domestic, religious, offi- cial nature) and inside a grave. Most of these inventories consist of complete vessels discovered either intact or smashed but restorable. The aim of this paper is to investigate if, or to what extent, the intra-site distribution of the morphological repertoire of Beydar IIIb ceramic is related to its context of use. [less ▲]

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See detailChargement de marchandises dans un avion cargo: le cas des marchandises nécessitant des précautions particulières
Schyns, Michael ULg; Limbourg, Sabine ULg; Kleyntssens, Thomas ULg

Conference (2012, April)

D'une part, les entreprises de transport aérien ont acheminé en 2010 plus d’un tiers de la valeur des exportations mondiales. D'autre part, le chargement des avions est une opération complexe soumise à de ... [more ▼]

D'une part, les entreprises de transport aérien ont acheminé en 2010 plus d’un tiers de la valeur des exportations mondiales. D'autre part, le chargement des avions est une opération complexe soumise à de nombreuses contraintes et peu d'outils sont disponibles pour aider les loadmasters à trouver la meilleure disposition des conteneurs dans les avions. Limbourg, Schyns et Laporte (2011) ont proposé un modèle à variables entières pour traiter les problèmes élémentaires. Notre travail est une extension de ces travaux. Nous considérons des chargements spéciaux qui impliquent des précautions particulières (produits dangereux, animaux, produits réfrigérés, aliments périssables, ...) ainsi que le transport de marchandises de plus grande taille. L’ajout de ces deux types de contraintes se justifie par la grande fréquence de ces situations dans des problèmes réels rencontrés par nos partenaires industriels. Le problème résultant est très complexe et nous proposons un outil pour le résoudre. [less ▲]

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See detailLa globalisation : cinq thèses et trois scénarios
Jacquemain, Marc ULg

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La communication reprend l'idée de Zaki Laïdi, selon laquelle au-delà de l'accélération des flux économiques, la globalisation doit être considérée comme un transformation des représentations du monde. Il ... [more ▼]

La communication reprend l'idée de Zaki Laïdi, selon laquelle au-delà de l'accélération des flux économiques, la globalisation doit être considérée comme un transformation des représentations du monde. Il propos d'apppliquer cette logique à quelques grands travaux sociologiques récents sur la globalisation et montrer comment ces travaux eux-mêmes contribuent à faconner des "imaginaires" au sens de Zaki Laïdi [less ▲]

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See detailThe optimization of microsatellite genotyping and genetic sexing of non-invasively collected polar bear tissue: Implications for monitoring and census.
Harris, Christopher; Van Coeverden De Groot, Peter; Kamookak, L et al

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The monitoring of Polar Bears in Canada has been completed largely through management unit (MU) wide capture-mark-recapture (CMR) surveys. While this data is very useful at the time of collection, these ... [more ▼]

The monitoring of Polar Bears in Canada has been completed largely through management unit (MU) wide capture-mark-recapture (CMR) surveys. While this data is very useful at the time of collection, these surveys are expensive and take time to plan and execute; cannot be feasibly executed across the polar bear range at intervals that reflect the expected rapid environmental changes in the Arctic; and are disdained by the Inuit as being invasive. As part of recent efforts to explore less expensive and non-invasive methods to monitor polar bears (see Wong et al & Van Coevderden de Groot et al this conference) we are evaluating genetic information obtained from non-invasively collected polar bear tissue. In this work we report on the genetic data obtained from non-invasively collected harisnags recovered from sampling stations erected between May-June 2006-2009 in M’Clintock Channel, Nunavut. Across the 4 years 344 hair snags were collected; following Paetkau (2004) we optimized 6 microsatellite loci to reliably amplify polar bear DNA from this tissue and we modified the procedure of Pages et al (2009) to reliably genetically sex these tissues. Our estimates for two common errors with this type of tissue across all loci – allelic dropout (0.026) and false allele (0.03) - were both less than p =.05. This suggests these errors are not going to significantly affect the accuracy of the consensus genotypes collected from these data. Using consensus genotypes from relevant hairsnags, we posit a minimum of 59 (max 82) unique bears entered our sampling stations. Of these, 24% were female, 64% were male, and 12% could not be sexed. We resampled 2 bears in 2006, 1 in 2007, 0 bears in 2008 and 14 bears in 2009 – the 2009 value reflects significantly increased sampling effort in 2009. Five bears were re-sampled between the non-invasive surveys in 2006-2009. When comparing our data to a subset of cubs and subadults captured during the Taylor et al. (2006) CMR survey of M’Clintock Channel (MU), we found 6 genotype matches. Our sampling stations may have a male bias as the sex ratio from the 1998-2000 CMR study was 42.1% ♂ (Taylor et al 2006) vs. 64% ♂ (this study). We cannot accurately determine the age bias (but see Wong et al this conference). Genetic data from Polar bear faecal samples may provide an unbiased sex and age sample of polar bears in any MU. Any data from these samples will help refine hairsnag derived MKNA estimate of polar bears from any MU. Here we report on our efforts to genotype and genetically sex 95 faecals we have collected from M’Clintock Channel from 2006-2009. Finally, we discuss the implications of these findings, results from other noninvasive work (Wong et al & Van Coevderden de Groot et al this conference) and ongoing/proposed work in the context of i) a non-invasive Inuit-based polar bear activity and health survey, and ii) a more rigorous census method which may allow more precise adjustments of harvest levels than currently possible using infrequently collected CMR data only. [less ▲]

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See detailNon invasive sleep monitoring
Deliège, Benjamin; Coppieters't Wallant, Dorothe ULg

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See detailTwo distinct origins of long-term learning effects in verbal short-term memory?
Majerus, Steve ULg; Oberauer, K.

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See detailLe statut du “logos” dans Être et temps.
Gauvry, Charlotte ULg

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