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See detailL'otium cum dignitate de Bussy-Rabutin ou la cour imagée d’un lettré
De Marco, Rosa ULg

in CHAUFOUR, Marie; TAUSSIG, Sylvie (Eds.) La cause en est cachée. Etudes offertes à Paulette Choné par ses collègues, ses élèves et ses amis (in press)

Si l’essentiel des recherches se concentrent sur ses œuvres littéraires, nous proposons une analyse des fresques qui décorent le château de Roger de Bussy Rabutin, afin de mettre en valeur sa sensibilité ... [more ▼]

Si l’essentiel des recherches se concentrent sur ses œuvres littéraires, nous proposons une analyse des fresques qui décorent le château de Roger de Bussy Rabutin, afin de mettre en valeur sa sensibilité à l'image et sa maîtrise du langage figuré. Rejeté du corps de son « dieu mortel », Louis XIV, Bussy exilé se convertit de courtisan en homme et construit chez lui, par les images, son propre modèle de « royaume ». Au comble du dénouement il fabrique, comme il l’avait appris au collège jésuite, une forteresse d’images qui sont les armes pour un combat intime. [less ▲]

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See detailInterprétation paysagère du processus d’urbanisation à Lubumbashi (RD Congo): dynamique de la structure spatiale et suivi des indicateurs écologiques entre 2002 et 2008
Useni Sikuzani, Yannick; Andre, Marie ULg; Mahy, Grégory ULg et al

in Mahy, Grégory; Colinet, Gilles; Bogaert, Jan (Eds.) Anthropisation au Katanga (in press)

Lubumbashi is one of the fastest growing African cities with annual population growth rates of 5 %. Its urban population growth leads to a rapid urban growth associated with several environmental problems ... [more ▼]

Lubumbashi is one of the fastest growing African cities with annual population growth rates of 5 %. Its urban population growth leads to a rapid urban growth associated with several environmental problems. This study test hypothesis that rapid built-up growth is followed by natural habitats decrease and creates favorable conditions for the spread of Tithonia diversifolia, an invasive specie. From two SPOT satellite images from 2002 and 2008 supported by field visits, seven land cover classes were obtained and the accuracy of the classification was verified. Landscape dynamic has been demonstrated through a transition matrix, by calculating spatial pattern metrics and identification of spatial transformation processes. The results obtained show that built-up covering 32 % of the landscape in 2008 against 22.6 % of the landscape in 2002. Its growth, followed by Tithonia diversifolia and anthropogenic vegetation, operates to the detriment of natural classes. The effect of human impact was translated by the increase of disturbance index which increased from 1.9 to 3.3 in six years, confirming that in the study area, natural classes are removed parallel to aggregation and creating of anthropogenic classes. The study area has undergone significant changes related to urban growth, which implies establishing efficient urban planning and management policies to reverse this trend. [less ▲]

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See detailIgnorance et maîtrise de la bête. Lefort critique de l'éducation "humaniste".
Mancuso, Eva ULg

in MethIS : Méthodes et Interdisciplinarité en Sciences Humaines (in press)

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See detailLes églises nationales de Rome : un modèle festif et musical au service d'intérêt politique
Berti, Michela ULg; Corswarem, Emilie ULg

in Favier, Thierry (Ed.) Musique de la Foi / Musique du Pouvoir (in press)

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See detailStructure – Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity Relation-ships in Porous Hollow PtNi/C Nanoparticles
Asset, Tristan ULg; Chattot, Raphaël; Nelayah, Jaysen et al

in ChemElectroChem (in press)

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See detailA Validation of the French Version of the Attitudes to Aging Questionnaire (AAQ): Factor Structure, Reliability and Validity
Marquet, Manon ULg; Missotten, Pierre ULg; Schroyen, Sarah ULg et al

in Psychologica Belgica (in press)

Introduction: The Attitudes to Aging Questionnaire (AAQ) was developed to measure attitudes toward the aging process as a personal experience from the perspective of older people. The present study aimed ... [more ▼]

Introduction: The Attitudes to Aging Questionnaire (AAQ) was developed to measure attitudes toward the aging process as a personal experience from the perspective of older people. The present study aimed to validate the French version of the AAQ. Participants and methods: This study examined factor structure, acceptability, reliability and validity of the AAQ’s French version in 238 Belgian adults aged 60 years or older. In addition, participants provided information on demographics, self-perception of their mental and physical health (single items), quality of life (WHOQOL-OLD) and social desirability (DS-36). Results: Exploratory Factor Analysis produced a three-factor solution accounting for 36.9% of the variance. No floor or ceiling effects were found. The internal consistency, measured by Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for the AAQ subscales were 0.62 (Physical Change), 0.74 (Psychological Growth), and 0.75 (Psychosocial Loss). A priori expected associations were found between AAQ subscales, self-reported health and quality of life, indicating good convergent validity. The scale also showed a good ability to discriminate between people with lower and higher education levels, supporting adequate known-groups validity. Finally, we confirmed the need to control for social desirability biases when assessing self-reported attitudes toward one’s own aging. Conclusion: The data support the usefulness of the French version of the AAQ for the assessment of attitudes toward their own aging in older people. [less ▲]

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See detailLevallois et Gravettien
Otte, Marcel ULg; Noiret, Pierre ULg

in Praehistoria (in press)

Par opposition à ceux de l’Aurignacien, les ensembles lithiques gravettiens procèdent selon une méthode rappelant le Levallois quant à la préparation des supports. Mais les variations observables au sein ... [more ▼]

Par opposition à ceux de l’Aurignacien, les ensembles lithiques gravettiens procèdent selon une méthode rappelant le Levallois quant à la préparation des supports. Mais les variations observables au sein du Gravettien touchent autant les processus de symbolisation dans l’art et les sépultures. Elles affectent différents substrats eurasiatiques, plutôt septentrionaux, comme mis en réserve dès les Néandertaliens. [less ▲]

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See detailAnything & Everything: Prose Poems and Microessays
Delville, Michel ULg; Lombardo, Gian

Book published by Quale Press (in press)

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See detailChallenges in the field of economic and financial crime in Europe and the US
Ligeti, Katalin; Franssen, Vanessa ULg

Book published by Hart (in press)

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See detailRing opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone in the presence of wet β-cyclodextrin: effect of the operative pressure and of water molecules in the β-cyclodextrin cavity
Galia, Alessandro; Scialdone, Onofrio; Spanò, Tiziana et al

in RSC Advances (in press)

The ring opening polymerization (ROP) of ε-caprolactone (CL) in the presence of β-cyclodextrin (β−CD) was performed in batch reactors both at room pressure and with the reaction system pressurized with ... [more ▼]

The ring opening polymerization (ROP) of ε-caprolactone (CL) in the presence of β-cyclodextrin (β−CD) was performed in batch reactors both at room pressure and with the reaction system pressurized with CO2, N2 or Ar. Significant enhancements of the polymerization rate was observed when the ROP was carried out with wet β−CD under pressure. For example, after 24 hours at 120°C with β−CD/CL molar ratio of about 1/100, the monomer conversion increased from β 4 to 98-99% when the pressure was changed from 0.1 to 12.5-13.0 MPa independently on the nature of the compressing gas. MALDI-TOF analyses indicated that a major fraction of polymer chains obtained in pressurized systems was initiated by water molecules. Collected results suggest that at 12-13 MPa wet β−CD can catalyse both the ring opening of ε-caprolactone and the polymerization of the obtained linear specie and that high energy water molecules located inside the cavity of the cyclic oligosaccharide must play a role in initiating the polymerization. The trend of number average molecular weight and the results of MALDI-TOF analyses obtained in polymerizations performed for long reaction times and in hydrolysis test of commercial poly(ε-caprolactone) indicate that wet β−CD can work as an artificial lipase enzyme under adopted conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailA nonlinear state-space approach to hysteresis identification
Noël, Jean-Philippe ULg; Esfahani, Alireza; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg et al

in Mechanical Systems & Signal Processing (in press)

Most studies tackling hysteresis identification in the technical literature follow white-box approaches, i.e. they rely on the assumption that measured data obey a specific hysteretic model. Such an ... [more ▼]

Most studies tackling hysteresis identification in the technical literature follow white-box approaches, i.e. they rely on the assumption that measured data obey a specific hysteretic model. Such an assumption may be a hard requirement to handle in real applications, since hysteresis is a highly individualistic nonlinear behaviour. The present paper adopts a black-box approach based on nonlinear state-space models to identify hysteresis dynamics. This approach is shown to provide a general framework to hysteresis identification, featuring flexibility and parsimony of representation. Nonlinear model terms are constructed as a multivariate polynomial in the state variables, and parameter estimation is performed by minimising weighted least-squares cost functions. Technical issues, including the selection of the model order and the polynomial degree, are discussed, and model validation is achieved in both broadband and sine conditions. The study is carried out numerically by exploiting synthetic data generated via the Bouc-Wen equations. [less ▲]

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See detailMicrobiological zoonotic emerging risks, transmitted between livestock animals and humans (2007-2015)
Filippitzi, ME; Goumperis, T; Robinson, T et al

in Transboundary and emerging diseases (in press)

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See detailSiting Controversies Analysis: Framework and Method for Questioning the Procedure
Rossignol, Nicolas ULg; Parotte, Céline ULg; Joris, Geoffrey ULg et al

in Journal of Risk Research (in press)

Siting controversies are commonplace, as well against the construction of roads, railways, nuclear waste disposals, as against windfarms. Local citizens resist against siting decisions taken by the ... [more ▼]

Siting controversies are commonplace, as well against the construction of roads, railways, nuclear waste disposals, as against windfarms. Local citizens resist against siting decisions taken by the authorities, following a dynamics often quoted as ‘Not In My Back Yard’. Yet contested for its lack of analytical value, NIMBY is still used strategically by actors to qualify citizens as irrational and egoistic. Beyond this labelling, many factors are investigated to understand the dynamics behind siting controversies. In this paper, we focus on the impact of the legal procedure structuring the implantation of windfarms in the Walloon Region (Belgium), and its translations within different decision making processes in specific case studies. To that regard, we consider the legal procedure as a ‘public policy instrument’. It is neither neutral nor natural, and carry values and interests. It organizes inter-personal relations between actors, and is potentially catalyzer of frustrations. In addition, this legal procedure is the object of translations within different contexts, including different actors participating to specific decision making processes. The empirical approach of this paper is based on case studies data and on the use of an innovative methodology called ‘Open Process Workshop’. This methodology consists in a structured workshop with key stakeholders, during which the legal procedure is questioned. Overall, we demonstrate that the focus on the legal procedure - and its translations within different decision making processes - allows systemic analysis providing deep understandings of controversies and reaffirming the interlinks between ‘the social’ and ‘the technical’ in such controversies. In addition, we argue that the methodology used fosters the production of innovative knowledge, mutual understanding and collective learning between the participants. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude de nouveaux indices de détection de la réponse au hasard et de l’inattention selon différentes valeurs de l’habileté dans le contexte de la modélisation de Rasch
Béland, Sébastien; Raîche, Gilles; Magis, David ULg et al

in Mesure et Evaluation en Education (in press)

Certains étudiants peuvent répondre au hasard ou être inattentifs dans une situation de testing. Plusieurs approches ont déjà été développées pour détecter ce type de réponse. Parmi celles-ci ... [more ▼]

Certains étudiants peuvent répondre au hasard ou être inattentifs dans une situation de testing. Plusieurs approches ont déjà été développées pour détecter ce type de réponse. Parmi celles-ci, l’utilisation d’indices de détection (person-fit indexes) de patrons de réponses inappropriés est l’approche qui est la plus étudiée et qui semble la plus prometteuse. Dans le cadre de cette étude, nous nous concentrons sur trois indices de détection populaires qui présentent des caractéristiques permettant d’en faciliter l’interprétation: lz, ZU et ZW. Des études antérieures ont montré que ces trois indices sont fortement affectés par le fait que l’habileté d’un étudiant est estimée plutôt que réelle. Snijders (2001) a proposé une version corrigée de l’indice lz (nommée lz*) afin de tenir compte de cette difficulté. Magis, Béland et Raîche (2014) ont déjà corrigé deux autres indices selon l’approche de Snijders: U* et W*. Il reste cependant à analyser plus en détail le comportement des indices corrigés lz*, U* et W* et des indices standardisés lz, ZU et ZW. Pour ce faire, nous effectuons deux études selon différentes valeurs de l’habileté, soit une analyse des erreurs de type I des indices (probabilité de se tromper en identifiant un patron de réponses inapproprié) et une analyse de leur puissance de détection. Ces analyses permettront de démontrer que ce sont généralement les indices corrigés lz* et W* qui sont les plus intéressants à utiliser puisque leurs scores suivent approximativement la loi normale et qu’ils permettent de bien détecter la réponse au hasard et l’inattention. [less ▲]

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See detailLa formation du cycle de Guiron le Courtois. De l'archétype du "Roman de Méliadus" à la Vulgate
Morato, Nicola ULg

in Cadioli, Luca; Lecomte, Sophie (Eds.) Prolégomènes à l'édition intégrale du corpus du cycle de ‘Guiron le Courtois’ (in press)

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See detailDistribution et chronologie des attestations [du cycle de Guiron le Courtois]
Morato, Nicola ULg

in Cadioli, Luca; Lecomte, Sophie (Eds.) Prolégomènes à l'édition intégrale du corpus du cycle de ‘Guiron le Courtois’ (in press)

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See detailIntroduction. Medieval Francophone Literature and its path to Universality. Part I
Morato, Nicola ULg

in Morato, Nicola; Schoenaers, Dirk; Burgwinkle, William (Eds.) Medieval Francophone Literary Culture Outside France. Selected Papers of the Project Conferences (in press)

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See detailMedieval Francophone Literary Culture Outside France. Selected Papers of the Project Conferences
Morato, Nicola ULg; Schoenaers, Dirk; Burgwinkle, William

Book published by Brepols (in press)

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See detailArtù italiano e iberico. Appunti in margine ai volumi VII e VIII di ALMA
Morato, Nicola ULg

in Revista de Literatura Medieval (in press), 28

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