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See detailSpaces of in-between-ness and unbelonging: The hotel in short stories by Sefi Atta and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Toivanen, Anna-Leena ULg

in English Studies in Africa (2017), 60(1), 1-11

Spaces of in-between-ness and unbelonging: The hotel in short stories by Se fi Atta and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Anna-Leena Toivanen The fi gure of the migrant has become a paradigmatic representative of ... [more ▼]

Spaces of in-between-ness and unbelonging: The hotel in short stories by Se fi Atta and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Anna-Leena Toivanen The fi gure of the migrant has become a paradigmatic representative of globalised postcoloniality. Yet, not all ‘ postcolonial ’ mobilities can be equated with migration. Cases in point are the travelling African protagonists of two diasporic Nigerian short stories, Se fi Atta ’ s ‘ Housekeeping ’ (2010) and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ’ s ‘ Transition to Glory ’ (2006). The short stories feature the fi gures of the African leisure traveller, tourist, and, in particular, hotel guest. The hotel articulates different dimensions of a site that is frequently conceived, both in fi ction and in theory, as a place and symbol of in-between- ness, deviance and displacement. In ‘ Housekeeping ’ , the hotel serves as a setting for exploring the socio-economic differences between migrant travellers and symbolises a sense of diasporic unbelonging. In ‘ Transition to Glory ’ ,the hotel room is used as a setting and symbol for an adulterous relationship. It comes across as a space of deviance which is not properly inscribed either in the private/domestic or the public. While set in spaces of in-between-ness and transit, both texts articulate metaphorical senses of longing for home. By analysing the literary representation of the hotel trope, this article contributes to widening the scope of how postcolonial mobilities can be understood. [less ▲]

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See detailAssessment of AquaCrop for maize and winter wheat using satellite derived fCover data
Mohamed Sallah, Abdoul-Hamid ULg; Wellens, Joost ULg

in 19th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images (2017, June 29)

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See detailThe Politics of Zoning: Making Risks (In)visible in Disasters
Hasegawa, Reiko ULg

Scientific conference (2017, June 29)

Zoning or hazard mapping exercise is often utilized by policymakers and public authorities to manage disaster risks. This exercise is only possible when potential risks have already been identified ... [more ▼]

Zoning or hazard mapping exercise is often utilized by policymakers and public authorities to manage disaster risks. This exercise is only possible when potential risks have already been identified, quantified and assessed by scientific experts at the outset. In other words, unidentified or unrecognized risks will not appear on the map, hence become invisible from administrators and the public. As Ulrich Beck (2008) described, “so long as risks are not recognized scientifically, they do not exist – at least not legally, medically, technologically, or socially, and thus they are not prevented, treated or compensated for”. This paper examines the role of expert institutions and authorities in defining, thus making (in)visible, risks through zoning/mapping exercise prior to and in the aftermath of disasters. This map, once established, forms the legitimate base and functions as the authority to categorize citizens into different status and its associated rights. The paper attempts to deconstruct this transformation process of hazards into risks, the territorialisation of risks via mapping, whereby matters that are scientifically uncertain or intangible would be made circumscribable both spatially and temporally. Our paper uses two case studies, one on evacuation zones after the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the other on hazard mapping prior to volcano eruptions in the Lesser Antilles, to illustrate how this political and administrative tool of zoning reifies hazards, thus making any disaster risks appear “manageable” and controllable by the authorities, and results in creating de facto different categories of affected populations, which triggers tension and division within the communities as well as in the scientific community. We also examine the role of independent experts and citizen mobilisations in challenging these zoning policies and contesting the management of territorialised risks. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation des enseignements par les étudiants :  évaluer pour évoluer
Detroz, Pascal ULg

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See detailDe la caricature à la bande dessinée, et retour : enjeux poétiques et médiatiques d’une affinité (1830-1890)
Stienon, Valérie ULg

Conference (2017, June 29)

Dans quelle mesure la caricature, avec sa créativité graphique et les sociabilités artistiques et journalistiques sur lesquelles elle repose, a-t-elle constitué un paramètre décisif dans l’émergence de ... [more ▼]

Dans quelle mesure la caricature, avec sa créativité graphique et les sociabilités artistiques et journalistiques sur lesquelles elle repose, a-t-elle constitué un paramètre décisif dans l’émergence de l’art séquentiel au XIXe siècle ? La bande dessinée et la caricature ne sont pas seulement deux langages qui s’accommodent l’un à l’autre sur des supports partagés, en journal et en album, mais aussi des formes d’expression résultant de conditions techniques de production du texte-image, de réseaux éditoriaux croisés et d’une inscription dans l’actualité socioculturelle. On sait l’importance de l’équipe Aubert, pionnière de la caricature de presse, dans la reprise de l’œuvre de Töpffer via la collection des Jabots. Il reste à comprendre pourquoi certains caricaturistes ont initié l’art séquentiel sans l’affirmer comme tel (cas de J.J. Grandville) et comment la bande dessinée s’est approprié spécifiquement la pratique de la charge à mesure qu’elle trouvait son propre développement (voir notamment l’œuvre de Christophe). Centrée sur la production de la période 1830-1890, la communication propose d’examiner la culture matérielle qui détermine les diverses réorganisations du dispositif unissant la vignette à la légende, et d’étudier sous cet angle le triple rapport à l’actualité, à la sérialité et à l’humour qui anime conjointement la caricature et la bande dessinée. [less ▲]

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See detailA Discussion on the Advancement of Blade Tip Timing Data Processing
Kharyton, Vsevolod; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg; Defise, Colin

in Proceedings of the Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition, TURBO EXPO 2017 (2017, June 29)

The Blade Tip Timing method (BTT) is a well-known approach permitting individual blade vibration behavior characterization. The technique is becoming increasingly popular among turbomachinery vibration ... [more ▼]

The Blade Tip Timing method (BTT) is a well-known approach permitting individual blade vibration behavior characterization. The technique is becoming increasingly popular among turbomachinery vibration specialists. Its advantages include its non-intrusive nature and its capability of being used for long-term monitoring, both in on-line and off-line analysis. However, the main drawback of BTT is frequency aliasing. Frequency aliasing effects in tip timing can be reduced by means of the application of different methods from digital signal analysis that can exploit the non-uniform nature of the data sampled by BTT. This non-uniformity is due to the fact that an optimization of the circumferential distribution of BTT probes is usually required in order to improve the data quality for targeted modes of blade vibration and/or orders of excitation. The BTT data analysis methods considered in this study are the non-uniform Fourier transform, the minimum variance spectrum estimator approach, a multi-channel technique using in-between samples interpolation, the Lombe-Scargle periodogram and an iterative variable threshold procedure. These methods will be applied to measured data representing quite a large scope of events occurring during gas-turbine compressor operation, e.g. synchronous engine order resonance crossing, rotating stall, suspected limit-cycle oscillations. Finally, the frequency estimates obtained from all these methods will be summarized. [less ▲]

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See detailThe influence of health concerns in scientific and policy debates on climate change
Schütte, Stefanie; Depoux, Anneliese; Vigil Diaz Telenti, Sara ULg et al

in Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health (2017)

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See detailInfluence of Si precipitates on fracture mechanisms of AlSi10Mg parts processed by Selective Laser Melting
Delahaye, Jocelyn ULg; Rigo, Olivier; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg et al

Conference (2017, June 28)

Al alloy AlSi10Mg processed by Selective Laser Melting displays a very fine cellular eutetic microstructure (melt pool fine, MP fine) due to fast cooling rate from the melt. Such microstructural ... [more ▼]

Al alloy AlSi10Mg processed by Selective Laser Melting displays a very fine cellular eutetic microstructure (melt pool fine, MP fine) due to fast cooling rate from the melt. Such microstructural refinement results in high tensile strength and hardness. Studies have shown that a coarser cells region (melt pool coarse, MP coarse) as well as a heat affected zone (HAZ) can be observed at the melt pool boundary caused by a change of thermal history [1]. Those microstructural inhomogeneities act like a weak zone as demonstrated by the laser tracks observed on fracture features after tensile test [2]. This study aims at investigating in which zone fracture occurs. To do so, MP fine, MP coarse and HAZ were analyzed. Si precipitates spacing was compared with dimples size observed on fracture features. The Si precipitates fraction were quantified by image analysis. Hardness tests were performed in the 3 different zones by nanoindentation. [1] Thijs et al., Acta Mater. 61 (2013) pp. 1809-1819 [2] Tang et al., JOM 69 (2017) pp. 516-522 [less ▲]

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See detail"Exploring Experiences of Inequality in European Urban Centers: Towards an Intersectional and Transnational Approach."
Vivas Romero, Maria ULg; Ramos, Cristina

Conference (2017, June 28)

What strategies do migrants living in European cities use to challenge inequalities in access to healthcare, participation in the labor market and the creation of social support networks? The papers in ... [more ▼]

What strategies do migrants living in European cities use to challenge inequalities in access to healthcare, participation in the labor market and the creation of social support networks? The papers in this panel aim to respond to this question by drawing from transnational and intersectional approaches conceptualizing inequalities as sets of relationships between people and broader structures in which interactions generate better opportunity for some more than for others (Tilly, 2000). Panel participants consider that these interactions and the benefits that can be obtained through migration are affected by various social categories such as gender, class, sexual identity, transnational connections, and citizenship. Intersectional approaches allow to examine how these axes of inequality (Crenshaw, 1989; Anthias, 2001) simultaneously affect migration outcomes and also how they operate differently according to the geographical space in which they develop: origin and host societies as well as transnationally. Nonetheless, the papers presented in this panel will also emphasize migrants’ agency to resist or conform to the inequalities they face. Overall, this panel aims to contribute to the study of migration and inequality at the conceptual and methodological levels. At the theoretical level, the panel will build on new debates on the reproduction of intersectional inequalities in transnational settings (Faist, 2016, Amelina, 2017). At the methodological level, all paper presenters have use multi-sited ethnographic methods (working in cities such as Madrid, London, Milan, Brussels and Frankfurt) and will therefore use the panel as an opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of such method. [less ▲]

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See detailThermal history modelling to understand microstructures observed in repair technology of Ti-6Al-4V
Tomé Jardin, Ruben Antonio ULg; Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack ULg; Paydas, Hakan ULg et al

Conference (2017, June 28)

Study of laser cladding as a possible technology to repair Ti-6Al-4V. Development of a FEM thermal to predict microstructure.

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See detailAn integrated logistics decision support model for city logistics
Limbourg, Sabine ULg

Scientific conference (2017, June 28)

Today, more than 50% of the world's population lives in cities; the urban population is projected to reach 85% by 2100. Mainly due to urbanization and e-commerce, the demand for urban freight transport ... [more ▼]

Today, more than 50% of the world's population lives in cities; the urban population is projected to reach 85% by 2100. Mainly due to urbanization and e-commerce, the demand for urban freight transport (both forward flows and reverse flows) is clearly growing. But, transport is also responsible for a large share of urban air pollution as well as noise nuisance. Thus, an integrated logistics system to optimize transport network and service design, as well as vehicles routing of a variety of modes has to be developed. The objective is to determine how to efficiently move freight by means of these services and vehicles, while reducing negative environmental impacts. The topic includes research questions related to the demand to be serviced, the type and number of facilities needed to store and consolidate freight, the better utilization of vehicle capacity (fill rate and fewer empty trips: on average, 25% of goods vehicles in Europe run empty) and the reduction of energy consumption. [less ▲]

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See detailFrom internal experts to external interlocutors? EU agencies and procedures assessing the equivalence of third country legal rules with EU regulatory standards
Van Cleynenbreugel, Pieter ULg

Scientific conference (2017, June 28)

this paper will offer an overview of procedures allowing EU agencies to determine the equivalence of third country regulatory regimes and conceptualise the accountability challenges they pose. Proceeding ... [more ▼]

this paper will offer an overview of procedures allowing EU agencies to determine the equivalence of third country regulatory regimes and conceptualise the accountability challenges they pose. Proceeding in three parts, the first part will identify and classify the different third country equivalence procedures in place. Analysing the legal basis for agency intervention and the specific powers granted to the respective agencies in that respect, this part will allow to develop a topology of two different equivalence roles conferred on EU agencies. Building upon this descriptive analysis, the second part will identify two accountability challenges associated with each of the identified third country equivalence procedure categories. Seeking to overcome those challenges, the third part of the paper will make four pointed suggestions aimed at recognising explicitly and in a more centralised way the external action powers conferred on EU agencies. Doing so would at the very least allow better to tailor modifications to the external action frameworks against the background of which existing equivalence procedures currently already implicitly operate. [less ▲]

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See detailDecreasing cloud cover drives the recent mass loss on the Greenland Ice Sheet
Hofer, S.; Tedstone, A.; Fettweis, Xavier ULg et al

in Science (2017), 3(6),

The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) has been losing mass at an accelerating rate since the mid-1990s. This has been due to both increased ice discharge into the ocean and melting at the surface, with the ... [more ▼]

The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) has been losing mass at an accelerating rate since the mid-1990s. This has been due to both increased ice discharge into the ocean and melting at the surface, with the latter being the dominant contribution. This change in state has been attributed to rising temperatures and a decrease in surface albedo. We show, using satellite data and climate model output, that the abrupt reduction in surface mass balance since about 1995 can be attributed largely to a coincident trend of decreasing summer cloud cover enhancing the melt-albedo feedback. Satellite observations show that, from 1995 to 2009, summer cloud cover decreased by 0.9 ± 0.3% per year. Model output indicates that the GrIS summer melt increases by 27 ± 13 gigatons (Gt) per percent reduction in summer cloud cover, principally because of the impact of increased shortwave radiation over the low albedo ablation zone. The observed reduction in cloud cover is strongly correlated with a state shift in the North Atlantic Oscillation promoting anticyclonic conditions in summer and suggests that the enhanced surface mass loss from the GrIS is driven by synoptic-scale changes in Arctic-wide atmospheric circulation. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the transition between symmetric and asymmetric flow in rectangular shallow reservoirs - a case of maximum energy dissipation?
Westhoff, Martijn; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2017, June 28)

Shallow reservoirs are often used as sediment traps or storage basins, in which sedimentation depends on the flow pattern. Short rectangular reservoirs reveal a straight jet from inlet to outlet with ... [more ▼]

Shallow reservoirs are often used as sediment traps or storage basins, in which sedimentation depends on the flow pattern. Short rectangular reservoirs reveal a straight jet from inlet to outlet with identical recirculation zones on both sides. In longer reservoirs, the main jet reattaches to the side of the reservoir leading to small and large recirculation zones. Previous studies have found an empirical geometric relation describing the switch between these two flow patterns. In this study, we demonstrate, with a simple analytical model, that this switch coincides with a maximization of energy dissipation in the shear layer between the main jet and recirculation zones: Short reservoirs dissipate more energy when the flow pattern is symmetric, while longer reservoirs dissipate more energy with an asymmetric pattern. This approach enables the prediction of the flow patterns without detailed knowledge of small scale processes, potentially useful in the early phase of reservoir design. [less ▲]

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See detailHolomorphic cohomological convolution
Dubussy, Christophe ULg

Poster (2017, June 28)

In his thesis, T. Pohlen succeeded in defining a Hadamard product between holomorphic functions defined on star-eligible subsets of the Riemann sphere. We show how this theory is actually a particular ... [more ▼]

In his thesis, T. Pohlen succeeded in defining a Hadamard product between holomorphic functions defined on star-eligible subsets of the Riemann sphere. We show how this theory is actually a particular case of the holomorphic cohomological convolution, defined in a general way thanks to the integration map on complex Lie groups. [less ▲]

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See detailWear behaviour of laser clad High Speed Steels thick deposits
Hashemi, Seyedeh Neda ULg; Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack ULg; Dedry, Olivier ULg et al

Conference (2017, June 28)

The wear behaviour of 4 different High Speed Steel (HSS) thick coatings (one cast material and 3 laser clad deposits with varying Mo, V and W contents) was investigated at 2 different test temperatures, i ... [more ▼]

The wear behaviour of 4 different High Speed Steel (HSS) thick coatings (one cast material and 3 laser clad deposits with varying Mo, V and W contents) was investigated at 2 different test temperatures, i.e. at room temperature and at 300°C. For all four materials under both test conditions, oxidative wear was identified as the main wear mechanism. The 3 laser clad deposits exhibit a higher wear resistance compared to the conventional cast reference material, and this effect was mainly attributed to their strongly refined microstructures. Moreover, a detailed comparison of the wear behaviour of the 3 laser clad deposits, in correlation with their microstructures, allows a better understanding of the effect of the different carbides and of their morphology. [less ▲]

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See detailFrom local initiatives to territorial transition project: case study of a grassroots food belt project in Liège (Belgium)
Feyereisen, Marlène ULg; Stassart, Pierre M ULg; Jonet, Christian

Conference (2017, June 28)

This study analyses a local food initiatives in Liege (Belgium) linked to the Transition Network movement: Ceinture Aliment-Terre Liégeoise (CATL). The study aims to analyse how CATL evolved from a ... [more ▼]

This study analyses a local food initiatives in Liege (Belgium) linked to the Transition Network movement: Ceinture Aliment-Terre Liégeoise (CATL). The study aims to analyse how CATL evolved from a marginal grassroots movement, to a project of transition of the agri-food system which is considered exemplary by Belgian institutional actors. [less ▲]

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See detailAntimicrobial activities of key intermediate plant oxylipins
Deboever, Estelle ULg

Conference (2017, June 28)

Nowadays, biopesticides have emerged as a main alternative to conventional agriculture. In this context, plant oxylipins, a vast and diverse family of secondary metabolites originated from polyunsaturated ... [more ▼]

Nowadays, biopesticides have emerged as a main alternative to conventional agriculture. In this context, plant oxylipins, a vast and diverse family of secondary metabolites originated from polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), appear to be crucial agents in plant defense mechanisms. Among plant oxylipins, the 13-hydroperoxy oxylipins (13-HPO) constitute key intermediate oxylipins (KIOs) as they can be converted into jasmonic acid, OPDA, dn-OPDA or traumatic acid, well-characterized components involved in plant resistance mechanisms. Their presumed functions include direct antimicrobial effect, stimulation of plant defense gene expression, and/or regulation of plant cell death. However, the precise contribution of each KIOs to plant defense remains essentially unknown. In this work, we focus on two h13-HPO, the 13(S)-hydroperoxy-octadecadienoic acid (13-HPOD) and the 13(S)-hydroperoxy-octadecatrienoic acid (13-HPOT). In vitro growth inhibition assays were performed to investigate the direct antimicrobial activities against 7 pathogens of agronomic interest including bacteria, oomycetes and fungi. This study showed unambiguously that 13-HPO are able to hinder growth of some plant microbial pathogens, generally with a higher efficacity for 13-HPOT. In order to get a better insight into their mechanism of action, a complementary in silico and experimental biophysical approach was applied. Biomimetic pathogen plasma membranes are used to study the mechanism at the molecular level. Slight conformational differences may have significant impacts on their ability to interact with pathogens lipids and plasma membranes. [less ▲]

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See detailAbsent, yet present? Tracing "Responsible Research and Innovation" in Radiation Protection Research
Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg

Conference (2017, June 28)

In this paper, I argue that although the notion of responsible research and innovation (RRI) is manifestly absent in research programs for radiation protection and nuclear research and training, RRI is ... [more ▼]

In this paper, I argue that although the notion of responsible research and innovation (RRI) is manifestly absent in research programs for radiation protection and nuclear research and training, RRI is increasingly recognized, and mobilized, by various actors in the field; is an essentially contested concept; and facilitates the development of a sizeable network comprising actors with a variety of roles, expectations and stakes, including researchers in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). To sustain these points, I draw on my experiences as an embedded social scientist in nuclear research, singling out sites and instances (e.g. the crafting and dissemination of the 2015 Ricomet Public Declaration, SSH research within the EU-Concert framework, conversations with radiation protection researchers) where RRI is explicitly discussed, propagated, negated, or transformed. This exploration highlights recurring challenges of “translating” RRI to radiation protection research, such as the strong evaluative connotation of RRI and its top-down character; the lack of industry involvement in RRI processes; the tight connection between RRI and new and emerging technologies; and the hybridization of SSH through inter- and transdisciplinary research. I discuss each of these challenges in turn, with the aims of reflexively considering how RRI is co-produced in radiation protection research through negotiations between stakeholders and the interplay of practices and artifacts; and what the potential implications of these processes are for SSH engagement in the field. [less ▲]

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