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See detailImplicit Belittlements Call for Implicit Measures: Emotional Reactions to Youth Paternalistic Stereotypes
Silvestre, Aude ULiege; Huart, Johanne ULiege; Dardenne, Benoît ULiege

in Psychologica Belgica (2017), 57(2), 133-153

Age discrimination at work can potentially affect every worker. Indeed, like ‘old’ workers, young ones hired in their first job elicit the idea that they have quite interesting social abilities but lack ... [more ▼]

Age discrimination at work can potentially affect every worker. Indeed, like ‘old’ workers, young ones hired in their first job elicit the idea that they have quite interesting social abilities but lack of competence, which constitutes a case of paternalistic stereotypes (Fiske, Cuddy, Glick, & Xu, 2002). Generally, the negative (incompetence) facet of such stereotypes is not blatantly expressed, but is subtly conveyed behind an apparently positive discourse. Consequently, it is considered as being generally under-detected, while harmful. In this paper, we examine whether paternalistic stereotyping’s under-detection is real or if it is due to the use of inadequate measures. Based on a study showing that targets feel that something is wrong (Dardenne, Dumont, & Bollier 2007), we rely on affective measures to investigate whether the detection of the subtly conveyed negative facet of paternalistic stereotypes calls for subtle, implicit measures. In Study 1, explicit self-reports of targets’ affective states after a meeting with a paternalistic boss revealed mainly positive affect. In Study 2, an implicit emotional measure however revealed the presence of a negative affective state. The last Study, using a more ecological affective measure, demonstrates that paternalistic stereotypes trigger an ambivalent affective reaction. Altogether, the three studies suggest that the negative facet of paternalistic stereotypes is not as under-detected as we thought. [less ▲]

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See detailRecurrence of visceral and muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis in a patient under immunosuppressive therapy
DARCIS, Gilles ULiege; Van der Auwera, Gert; GIOT, Jean-Baptiste ULiege et al

in BMC Infectious Diseases (2017), 17

Background: Leishmaniasis is a protozoan disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans by sandflies. The diagnosis of leishmaniasis is often challenging as it mimics many ... [more ▼]

Background: Leishmaniasis is a protozoan disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans by sandflies. The diagnosis of leishmaniasis is often challenging as it mimics many other infectious or alignant diseases. The disease can present in three ways: cutaneous, mucocutaneous, or visceral leishmaniasis, which rarely occur together or consecutively. Case presentation: The patient was a 52 years old immunosuppressed Belgian woman with a long history of severe rheumatoid arthritis. She underwent bone marrow biopsy to explore thrombocytopenia. Diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis was made by identification of Leishman Donovan (LD) bodies in macrophages. Treatment with liposomal amphotericin B was successful. She later developed cutaneous leishmaniasis treated with amphotericin B lipid complex. She next presented with relapsing cutaneous lesions followed by rapidly progressing lymphadenopathies. Biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of leishmaniasis. Treatments by miltefosine, amphotericin B, N-methyl-glucamine antimoniate were subsequently initiated. She later presented a recurrent bone marrow involvement treated with intramuscular paromomycin and miltefosine. She died two years later from leukemia. At the time of death, she presented with a mucosal destruction of the nose. A Leishmania-specific PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) identified L. infantum as etiological agent. Conclusions: Clinicians should be aware of the potential concomitant or sequential involvement of multiple anatomic localizations of Leishmania in immunosuppressed patients. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Intertextual Poetics and Politics of the Dramatic Monologue: From Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Kamel Daoud’s Meursault, contre-enquête to Albert Camus’ La Chute (and Back)
Munos, Delphine ULiege

Conference (2017, July 07)

In Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Changez, a Pakistani returnee from the US in a post 9/11 context, notes that “the confession that implicates its audience is […] a devilishingly difficult ... [more ▼]

In Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Changez, a Pakistani returnee from the US in a post 9/11 context, notes that “the confession that implicates its audience is […] a devilishingly difficult ball to play. Reject it and you slight the confessor; accept it and you admit your own guilt.” Although Changez’s remark foregrounds his past uneasiness at the confessional tone regularly used by his Anglo-American boss, it also extends to the reader, who now occupies the “devilishingly difficult” position of the one who is being force-fed Changez’s confession – namely his “failed love-story” (Hamid) with the US. Both a confession of growing hatred towards the US and a dramatic monologue addressed to an unnamed American ‘you’, Hamid’s novel is highly influenced by the ‘I/you’ confessional dialectics wielded by Albert Camus in La Chute – a dialectics which is also taken up by Kamel Daoud in Meursault, contre-enquête, a rewriting of Camus’ L’Etranger that grants Meursaut’s victim a name and a story in today’s Algeria. Through a discussion of the intertextual genealogies between Hamid’s text and La Chute on the one hand, and between Daoud’s text, La Chute, and L’Etranger on the other, I wish to examine how Daoud’s and Hamid’s novels leave readers no choice but to negotiate conflicted identifications with the roles of ‘the confessor’ and ‘the listener’ in a context of growing Islamophobia, thus begging the question that Camus’ ‘existentialist’ texts have eluded, that is, to what extent empathy is framed by politics. [less ▲]

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See detailAdvanced oxidative treatment for waste water contamined by pharmaceutical products
Belet, Artium ULiege; Vreul, Christelle; Gillard, Nathalie et al

Conference (2017, July 07)

The objective of this study is to determine operational processes for advanced oxidative treatment of waste waters contaminated with Pharmaceutical Products (PPs). The aim is to validate a physico ... [more ▼]

The objective of this study is to determine operational processes for advanced oxidative treatment of waste waters contaminated with Pharmaceutical Products (PPs). The aim is to validate a physico-chemical process combining ozonation and photocatalysis and that has to be placed downstream a classical biological treatment in existing waste water treatment plants (WWTP - domestic, industrial or hospital). [less ▲]

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See detailUtilisation du béton recyclé dans la formulation des bétons auto-compactants
Bouarroudj, Mohamed Elkarim ULiege; Colman, Charlotte ULiege; Robinet, Eva ULiege et al

Scientific conference (2017, July 06)

Notre travail porte sur l'étude du comportement des bétons auto-compactants ou auto-plaçants réalisés à base de sable recyclé et de sable recyclé broyé. La première étape consiste en une caractérisation ... [more ▼]

Notre travail porte sur l'étude du comportement des bétons auto-compactants ou auto-plaçants réalisés à base de sable recyclé et de sable recyclé broyé. La première étape consiste en une caractérisation physico-chimique et minéralogique (masse volumique, absorption d’eau, teneur en sulfates, composition chimique...) d’un sable de béton recyclé. Dans un deuxième temps, une étude des propriétés rhéologiques et mécaniques est réalisée sur des mortiers afin de réduire la quantité de matériaux naturels utilisés. La composition du mortier de base est dérivée d’une formulation type de béton auto-compactant préalablement vérifié sur la base de différents critères classiques (étalement au cône, t500, teneur en air,…). Notre étude s’intéresse d’une part aux impacts de la substitution du filler calcaire par du sable recyclé broyé (série 1) et d’autre part aux impacts de la substitution du sable naturel par du sable recyclé (série 2). [less ▲]

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See detailD'un choc culturel à une conscience linguistique. Un cas d'apprentissage du japonais par le public francophone
Goto, Kanako ULiege

Conference (2017, July 06)

Comme J. Arnold et différents spécialistes l’attestent, le facteur émotionnel favorise l’environnement de l’apprentissage. L’on apprend plus vite, plus intensément et plus profondément. Alors, lorsqu’ un ... [more ▼]

Comme J. Arnold et différents spécialistes l’attestent, le facteur émotionnel favorise l’environnement de l’apprentissage. L’on apprend plus vite, plus intensément et plus profondément. Alors, lorsqu’ un apprenant francophone – qui vit avec une conception du monde occidentale (notamment à la française) - rencontre une langue « lointaine », celle de l’autre civilisation, à savoir une langue qui réfléchit à la verticale, qui ne précise pas le sujet, qui est à la fois laconique et équivoque…bref, celle qui se trouve à l’opposé de l’horizon cartésien, quel genre d’alchimie se produirait ? Et quel est le rôle de l’enseignant dans tout cela ? Dans cet exposé, des réflexions issues de l’expérience de l’enseignement du japonais pour le public francophone de ces 5 dernières années seront passées en revue. La rencontre entre ces deux langues, très différentes, ne pourra point se faire sans provoquer de « choc » culturel. Et ce choc même, semble-t-il, constituerait l’élément décisif qui favorise l’environnement de l’apprentissage du japonais, la langue souvent qualifiée d’être très éloignée du français par son côté ambigu, obscur et qui cherche l’harmonie plutôt que la distinction. Parmi les différents facteurs qui influenceront l’impact émotionnel dans l’apprentissage du japonais par les Francophones, le choix adéquat de matières (corpora) sera particulièrement mis en avant. Quelques corpora propres à la langue japonaise (ex : onomatopées, façons de dire « non » à la japonaise, dictons) semblent être pertinents afin d’éveiller la curiosité de l’apprenant. Et ce déclic générerait l’intérêt chez ce dernier, ce qui l’incite à travailler consciencieusement cette nouvelle langue. Notre exposé aspire également à suggérer que cette prise de conscience linguistique – acquise grâce à l’apprentissage d’une langue étrangère – amènerait l’apprenant à réfléchir sur des caractéristiques de sa langue maternelle et de son fonctionnement, ancrés dans une culture et une société définies. [less ▲]

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See detailPropagation of material and surface profile uncertainties on MEMS micro-resonators using a stochastic second-order computational multi-scale approach
Lucas, Vincent ULiege; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULiege; Voicu, Rodica et al

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2017), 111(1), 26-68

This paper aims at accounting for the uncertainties due to material structure and surface topology of microbeams in a stochastic multiscale model. For micro-resonators made of anisotropic polycrystalline ... [more ▼]

This paper aims at accounting for the uncertainties due to material structure and surface topology of microbeams in a stochastic multiscale model. For micro-resonators made of anisotropic polycrystalline materials, micro-scale uncertainties are due to the grain size, grain orientation, and to the surface profile. First, microscale realizations of stochastic volume elements (SVEs) are obtained based on experimental measurements. To account for the surface roughness, the SVEs are defined as a volume element having the same thickness as the MEMS, with a view to the use of a plate model at the structural scale. The uncertainties are then propagated up to an intermediate scale, the meso-scale, through a second-order homogenization procedure.From the meso-scale plate resultant material property realizations, a spatially correlated random field of the in plane, out of plane, and cross resultant material tensors can be characterized. Owing to this characterized random field, realizations of MEMS-scale problems can be defined on a plate finite element model. Samples of the macro-scale quantity of interest can then be computed by relying on a Monte-Carlo simulation procedure. As a case study, the resonance frequency of MEMS micro-beams is investigated for different uncertainty cases, such as grain preferred orientations and surface roughness effects. [less ▲]

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See detailSTUDY OF ACTIVATED SLUDGE DEWATERING : USING BIOBASED COAGULANTS
Fraikin, Laurent ULiege; Clermont, Quentin; Salmon, Thierry ULiege et al

Poster (2017, July 06)

This paper focuses on the dewatering efficiency of activated sludge from waste water treatment plant using biobased coagulants in addition with classical flocculant and compares the results with those ... [more ▼]

This paper focuses on the dewatering efficiency of activated sludge from waste water treatment plant using biobased coagulants in addition with classical flocculant and compares the results with those obtained with a sole classical coagulant. For this work, a standard compression-expression cell is used and an experimental design is develop to highlight the effect of the biobased coagulants. [less ▲]

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See detailDéveloppement régional au départ des pôles extérieurs : typologie, enjeux et ressources territoriales en Wallonie
Wilmotte, Pierre-François ULiege; Bianchet, Bruno ULiege

Conference (2017, July 06)

The aim of our paper is to present how an European region can insert its region in some cross-border (potential) metropolitan and polycentric areas. Wallonia is interesting to understand a case where no ... [more ▼]

The aim of our paper is to present how an European region can insert its region in some cross-border (potential) metropolitan and polycentric areas. Wallonia is interesting to understand a case where no metropolitan centres are located in the region. The objective is to indicate how territorial resources are influenced by these foreign cities and the original combination of territorial resources in order to emerge a typology for the European regions. [less ▲]

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See detailConditions for thermally induced all-optical switching in ferrimagnetic alloys: Modeling of TbCo
Moreno, Roberto; Ostler, Thomas ULiege; Chantrell, Roy et al

in Physical Review B (2017), 96

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See detailVers une politique de la ville en Wallonie (Belgique) : évolution socio-économique des villes wallonnes et recommandations
Claeys, Dorian ULiege; Descamps, Julien; Wilmotte, Pierre-François ULiege et al

Conference (2017, July 06)

The aim of the presentation is to present the recent trajectories of the urban neighbourhoods of 12 Walloon cities. The objective is to connect these evolutions with the urban development and policies of ... [more ▼]

The aim of the presentation is to present the recent trajectories of the urban neighbourhoods of 12 Walloon cities. The objective is to connect these evolutions with the urban development and policies of Walloon cities. [less ▲]

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See detailEmergence d’une Politique de la Ville en Wallonie en regard de la vision européenne
Mercenier, Chloé ULiege; Bianchet, Bruno ULiege; Ruelle, Christine ULiege et al

Conference (2017, July 06)

The aim of our presentation is to present some issues for Wallonia regarding to the urban strategy of European Union (European Council of Ministers and European Commission). We present these two ... [more ▼]

The aim of our presentation is to present some issues for Wallonia regarding to the urban strategy of European Union (European Council of Ministers and European Commission). We present these two strategies: the European (Urban Agenda/Pact of Amsterdam) and the Walloon strategies. We focus our communication on two regional specific issues: cooperation between municipalities ("supracommunalité") and the rehabilitation of residential and economic functions of urban neighbourhoods. [less ▲]

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See detailActive Healthy Kids Belgium 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Seghers, Jan; Wijtzes, Anne I; De Ridder, Karin A.A. et al

Scientific conference (2017, July 06)

The 2016 Belgium Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the first systematic evaluation of physical activity (PA) behaviors, related health behaviors, health outcomes, and influences ... [more ▼]

The 2016 Belgium Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the first systematic evaluation of physical activity (PA) behaviors, related health behaviors, health outcomes, and influences thereon, using the Active Healthy Kids Canada grading framework. A research working group consisting of PA experts from both Flanders and Wallonia collaborated to determine the indicators to be graded, data sources to be used, and factors to be taken into account during the grading process. Grades were finalized after consensus was reached among the research working group and 2 stakeholder groups consisting of academic and policy experts in the fields of PA, sedentary behavior, and dietary behavior. Eleven indicators were selected and assigned the following grades: Overall PA (F+), Organized Sport Participation (C-), Active Play (C+), Active Transportation (C-), Sedentary Behaviors (D-), School (B-), Government Strategies and Investment (C+), and Weight Status (D). Incomplete grades were assigned to Family and Peers, Community and the Built Environment, and Dietary Behaviors due to a lack of nationally representative data. In conclusion, despite moderately positive social and environmental influences, PA levels of Belgian children and youth are low while levels of sedentary behaviors are high. [less ▲]

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See detailLANDSLIDE SUSCEPTIBILITY PREDICTION IN A MOUNTAINOUS CATCHMENT: THE NARANJO BASIN, WESTERN GUATEMALA
Estrada Orozco, Nick Kenner ULiege

Doctoral thesis (2017)

In tropical mountain areas, landslides triggered by heavy rainfall represent a natural hazard, especially where meteorological events such as tropical cyclones are recurrent. Rainfall-triggered landslides ... [more ▼]

In tropical mountain areas, landslides triggered by heavy rainfall represent a natural hazard, especially where meteorological events such as tropical cyclones are recurrent. Rainfall-triggered landslides may also increase in highly seismic active areas. This is the case of Guatemala, located in the Circum-Pacific Belt and between Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, sources of cyclonic events. Although Guatemala is a region where landslides are a widespread phenomenon, landslide inventories, maps and quantitative susceptibility assessments that are useful for land use planners and decision makers are hitherto non-existent. The aim of this research is to produce quantitative landslide susceptibility assessments, using logistic regression multivariate statistical method. The study area is a watershed located in the department of San Marcos (western Guatemala), impacted by a tropical storm event in October 2005. A total of 766 landslides were identified and mapped using orthoimages from 2005. Then, 99 landslides were mapped in 2011 based on field data. The main landslide type is shallow landslide (61 % in 2005), while 39 % of those landslides from 2005 evolved into debris flows. In total, susceptibility models using multivariate probabilistic approach were developed for shallow landslides, evaluating two different strategies for the sample size of non-landslides events and three different numbers of input variable in the models. Susceptibility models were developed for debris flows dataset and the union of both dataset (shallow and debris flows). The comparison of the models and the associated susceptibility maps highlighted 6 significant input variables that are associated with landslide occurences - elevation, slope, aspect, profile curvature, planform curvature and distance to roads. Performance comparisons of models were also carried out. To validate the performance of the model results, the ROC curve was used, as well as the four-fold and confusion matrix plots. A susceptibility map was generated to display the results of the models in terms of probability values. A proposal and discussion on the operational use of susceptibility maps where cutoff values can be chosen to define the lowest and highest landslide susceptibility were also made. These will help land use planners in decision-making and in implementing protective measures. [less ▲]

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