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See detailLes aspects psychologiques de l’apprentissage du langage
Stassart, Céline ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

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See detailOn the Importance of Being (More) Attentive. Another Look at Descartes' Practice of Meditation.
Dubouclez, Olivier ULg

Conference (2014, October 11)

At the beginning of Meditation IV the meditator triumphantly announces that he has “now no difficulty in turning away (convertam) from imaginable things and toward things which are objects of the ... [more ▼]

At the beginning of Meditation IV the meditator triumphantly announces that he has “now no difficulty in turning away (convertam) from imaginable things and toward things which are objects of the intellect alone” (AT, VII, 53). Meditation VI thereafter confirms that pure intellection, as opposed to imagination, consists only in turning towards oneself (convertat) and demands no “peculiar effort of the mind” (73). However efforts of attention are required throughout the Meditations and Meditations IV, V and VI are no exceptions in this respect. Descartes’ Second Set of Replies (156-159) confirms that attention is needed as a mental support for metaphysical analysis in order to embrace different ideas and connect different parts of a demonstration. A thorough examination of the Meditations shows something even more interesting: attention is conceived by Descartes as a varying force that can be diminished or relaxed but also, and most importantly, increased as comparative forms like “attentius” (19; 55; 66; 71) or “diligentius” (32; 35; 45) suggest. For sure, it is an original aspect of Cartesian meditative exercise: we are not only invited to maintain our attention but also to make it more intense at a certain point. Such an increase is crucial for the development of the dream argument (55) and also for the achievement of both proofs of the existence of God (45; 66). But is it not a kind of deus ex machina that the meditator puts forward in order to overcome otherwise unsolvable difficulties? A posterior work, The Passions of the Soul, can help us understand such a strategy. In article 72, Descartes distinguishes between two kinds of attention; the first one stems from wonder and is “at its full strength from the start” (XI, 382); it is contrasted with a second type “which, being weak at first and growing only gradually, can be easily diverted” (Ibid.) Further on Descartes says that passion is useful in “strengthening thoughts… and causing them to endure into the soul” (383) but that “the application of our understanding” has the same effect when “our will fixes [it] in a particular attention or reflection” (384). This last case applies to the Meditations: the meditator who is constantly exposed to misleading influences would be easily “diverted” and even stopped if he was not pushed by his own will to go further in his metaphysical inquiry. “Peaks” of attention occurring in the Meditations are caused by volitions originating in the meditator’s resolution to attain truth and certainty and, as we shall see, they are used against three types of harmful influence: sensitive in Meditation I, imaginative in Meditation II and III, and intellectual in Meditation IV and V where old philosophical habits stand in the way of Cartesian theology. [less ▲]

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See detailPlace de l'exploration neurophysiologique dans la SEP
DIVE, Dominique ULg; GIFFROY, Xavier ULg; WANG, François-Charles ULg

Conference (2014, October 11)

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See detailAnatomie et physiologie génitale bovine
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Nguyen, Kien Cuong

Learning material (2014)

La présentation concerne les rappels physiologiques et anatomiques du tractus génital de la vache. Traduite en vietnamien par le Dr. Nguyen Kien Cuong, doctorant au service de Theriogenologie de la ... [more ▼]

La présentation concerne les rappels physiologiques et anatomiques du tractus génital de la vache. Traduite en vietnamien par le Dr. Nguyen Kien Cuong, doctorant au service de Theriogenologie de la Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, elle a été donnée en aout 2014 aux étudiants de la faculté agrovétérinaire de l'université Nong Lam de HCMville [less ▲]

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See detailIs there a role for intra-arterial therapy or isolated liver perfusion?
DETRY, Olivier ULg

Conference (2014, October 10)

IS THERE A ROLE FOR INTRA-ARTERIAL THERAPY OR ISOLATED LIVER PERFUSION? Pr Olivier Detry, Dpt of Abdominal Surgery and Transplantation, CHU Liege, University of Liege, The liver is the most common ... [more ▼]

IS THERE A ROLE FOR INTRA-ARTERIAL THERAPY OR ISOLATED LIVER PERFUSION? Pr Olivier Detry, Dpt of Abdominal Surgery and Transplantation, CHU Liege, University of Liege, The liver is the most common visceral site of colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis and recurrence. Approximately 25% of CRC patients present with synchronous hepatic metastases at time of initial diagnosis, and further 50% will develop metachronous metastases during the course of their illness. Unfortunately, only 25% of patients with hepatic CRC metastases are suitable for R0 resection at time of diagnosis or after chemotherapy. Intra‐arterial locoregional therapies are evolving tools in the management of CRC liver metastases. Although these therapies were initially used for salvage and palliation, they are becoming therapeutic options earlier in the course of disease in selected populations, to increase the rate of curative surgical resection, and to improve survival and quality of life. Furthermore, intra‐arterial therapies may serve as viable first‐line treatments for the large majority of patients who present with unresectable liver metastases, and as neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to hepatectomy to minimize systemic effects. Hyperthermic isolated liver perfusion (HILP) has also been proposed by some groups as a mean to treat patients with unresectable liver metastases. Significant anti-tumoral effect has been demonstrated but HILP is a complicated procedure with a high morbidity. There remains a lack of robust, prospective randomized data for fair and balanced comparisons to be made between locoregional and modern systemic therapeutic modalities, as well as between locoregional therapies. Future RCTs addressing overall patient survival, tumor response and toxicity are required before any of these locoregional intra‐arterial treatments can be definitively recommended as the standard of care for hepatic colorectal liver mestastases. At the CHU of Liege, intra-arterial chemotherapy is now the usual way of administrating chemotherapy in patients with multiple CRC metastases limited to the liver after R0 liver resection. [less ▲]

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See detailPrediction of Regulatory Networks & Control of Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis
Rigali, Sébastien ULg

Conference (2014, October 10)

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See detailWie und warum erinnert man an den Ersten Weltkrieg? Eine europäische Perspektive
Brüll, Christoph ULg

Scientific conference (2014, October 10)

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See detailSize Matters, Book Value does not! The Fama-French empirical CAPM revisited
Lambert, Marie ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg

Scientific conference (2014, October 10)

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See detailTournons le dos au mirage nucléaire!
Venanzi, Bruno; Chomé, Frédéric; Lemaire, Marc et al

Article for general public (2014)

Le report de la cessation d'activité des réacteurs Doel 1 et 2 à 2025 inquiète plusieurs acteurs environnementaux et associations actives dans le secteur des énergies vertes, qui dénoncent une erreur ... [more ▼]

Le report de la cessation d'activité des réacteurs Doel 1 et 2 à 2025 inquiète plusieurs acteurs environnementaux et associations actives dans le secteur des énergies vertes, qui dénoncent une erreur politique et économique majeure. Lettre ouverte au gouvernement fédéral. [less ▲]

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See detailLa prise en charge des facteurs de risque dans le diabète de type 2 est-elle optimale?
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

Scientific conference (2014, October 10)

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See detailEpigenetic regulation of macrophage polarisation
Hamaïdia, Malik ULg; Cosse, Jean-Philippe ULg; Willems, Luc ULg

Scientific conference (2014, October 10)

Présentation des résultats devant les promoteurs membres de l'axe 4 Agricuture is life (plateforme Gembloux AgroBiotech)

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See detailPrix littéraires, entre attention et prestige - le cas du Prix du Livre Allemand
Houscheid, Karin ULg

Conference (2014, October 10)

In 2013, the Hungarian writer Terézia Mora was awarded the German Book Prize for her novel "Das Ungeheuer" (The Monster). Her text contrasts with other more current and popular novels in terms of thematic ... [more ▼]

In 2013, the Hungarian writer Terézia Mora was awarded the German Book Prize for her novel "Das Ungeheuer" (The Monster). Her text contrasts with other more current and popular novels in terms of thematic content, textual form, and book design. As such, "Das Ungeheuer" does not really fit into the range of "technically properly narrated" literature that used to be awarded with the prize. Usually, the laureates of the German Book Prize were so-called "Familienromane" (family novels), a currently very popular genre. By honouring Mora, the jury attempted to increase and preserve the prestige of the young literary prize (awarded since 2005) that is based on the model of the French Prix Goncourt and the English Booker Prize. The German Book Prize had quickly fallen into disrepute with the German literary critics who characterize the Book Prize as a "sheer marketing prize" because it comes along with high ranks in German bestseller lists and many foreign rights sales for its laureates. As a new award, the German Book Prize has to position itself in the literary field. A detailed analysis of the prize and its laureates therefore allows us to observe how the struggle for prestige develops today and to consider the question whether "attention" can be considered a new form of capital that competes with Bourdieu's symbolic capital, or a variant form of symbolic capital in the current media-drenched (literary) society. In order to find an answer to this question I am going to confront the marketing and transfer strategies as well as the literary reception of the novels "Die Mittagsfrau" by Julia Franck (laureate in 2007) and "Das Ungeheuer" by Terézia Mora. [less ▲]

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See detailLettre ouverte aux négociateurs du prochain gouvernement fédéral : Ne vous laissez pas abuser par le mirage nucléaire !
Brouyaux, Antoinette; Chomé, Frédéric; Cloots, Lieze et al

Article for general public (2014)

S’il faut en croire les échos qui nous parviennent de vos négociations, vous vous seriez accordés sur un report de la mise à l’arrêt des réacteurs Doel 1 et 2 ; initialement prévue pour 2015, la cessation ... [more ▼]

S’il faut en croire les échos qui nous parviennent de vos négociations, vous vous seriez accordés sur un report de la mise à l’arrêt des réacteurs Doel 1 et 2 ; initialement prévue pour 2015, la cessation d’activité surviendrait in fine en 2025. Nous tenons à vous exprimer notre surprise, notre déception et notre crainte face à cette décision. [less ▲]

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See detailThe use of Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for isomer composition determination extracted from Se-rich yeast
Far, Johann ULg; Delvaux, Cédric ULg; Kune, Christopher ULg et al

in Analytical Chemistry (2014), just accepted

The isomer ratio determination of a selenium-containing metabolite produced by Se-rich yeast was performed. Electrospray Ionization and Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry (IM-MS) were unsuccessfully used in ... [more ▼]

The isomer ratio determination of a selenium-containing metabolite produced by Se-rich yeast was performed. Electrospray Ionization and Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry (IM-MS) were unsuccessfully used in order to resolve the isomers according to their Collisional Cross Section (CCS) difference. The isomer ratio determination of 2,3-dihydroxypropionylselenocystathionine was performed after multidimensional liquid chromatography preconcentration from a water extract of Se-rich yeast using preparative size exclusion, anion exchange and capillary reverse phase columns coupled to IM-MS. 4’-nitrobenzo-15-crown-5 ether, a Selective Shift Reagent (SSR), was added after the last chromatographic dimension in order to specifically increase the CCS of one of the isomers by the formation of a stable host-guest system with the crown-ether . Both isomers were consequently fully resolved by IM-MS and the relative ratio of the isomers was determined: 11-13% and 87-89%. The present data compared favorably with literature to support the analytical strategy despite the lack of authentic standard for method validation. In addition, computational chemistry methods were successfully applied to design the SSR and to support the experimental data. [less ▲]

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See detailSustainability, Dynamic Capabilities, and Innovation
Crutzen, Nathalie ULg; Rammal, Hussain; Burritt, Roger

Conference (2014, October 09)

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See detailLe livre et la littérature dans le jeu vidéo
Barnabé, Fanny ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

La littérature et le jeu vidéo : deux domaines aux antipodes l’un de l’autre ? C’est ce que pourrait laisser penser le conflit de légitimité qui oppose ces deux médias dans l’imaginaire collectif : le ... [more ▼]

La littérature et le jeu vidéo : deux domaines aux antipodes l’un de l’autre ? C’est ce que pourrait laisser penser le conflit de légitimité qui oppose ces deux médias dans l’imaginaire collectif : le livre, symbole même de la culture, aurait peu en commun avec le jeu, souvent stigmatisé. Pourtant, dans les faits, les échanges entre ces deux domaines sont aussi fréquents que féconds. D’une part, la culture livresque constitue une influence essentielle du jeu vidéo sur le plan narratif, et l’objet-livre est un motif encore très régulièrement mobilisé par ce médium, que ce soit au sein des œuvres (comme dans la série des The Elder Scrolls) ou sous forme de complément ludique extérieur au jeu (comme dans les récents Wonderbook et Ni no Kuni). D’autre part, le jeu vidéo n’est pas sans effet sur l’évolution du format livresque (en témoignent les phénomènes de « gamification » des ebooks ou des « livres augmentés ») et constitue une thématique riche dont la littérature est aujourd’hui en train de s’emparer. Ces influences réciproques entre livre et jeu vidéo seront abordées lors d’une table-ronde animée par Björn-Olav Dozo (premier logisticien de recherche et maître de conférences à l’Université de Liège) et lors de laquelle communiqueront deux intervenants. Bruno Dupont est assistant en littérature allemande à l'Université de Liège et prépare actuellement un doctorat sur la représentation de l'ordinateur dans la littérature allemande du tournant du millénaire. Il travaille sur les thèmes du jeu vidéo comme phénomène culturel et procédé narratif, sur les liens entre littérature et cyberspace, et sur les mises en scène des nouvelles technologies et nouveaux médias dans la littérature. Fanny Barnabé est doctorante en Langues et lettres à l’Université de Liège. Diplômée en langues et littératures françaises et romanes, elle a réalisé son mémoire sur le thème de la narration vidéoludique. Actuellement, elle poursuit son doctorat sur les différents modes de réappropriation et de détournement du jeu vidéo par les joueurs, qu’elle étudie à travers quatre pratiques spécifiques : l’écriture de fanfictions, la réalisation de machinimas, le modding et le speedrun. [less ▲]

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See detailIntelligence Stratégique : Les chercheurs ont la parole …
Goffin, Dorothée ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

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See detailTraitement biologique anaérobie des déchets organiques : Comment tirer profit de la biomasse
Hiligsmann, Serge ULg

Scientific conference (2014, October 09)

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