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Why Do People Use Mobile Telephones? [19 Feb 2017|08:48am]
People use mobile telephones because modern society can’t imagine its existence without mobile phone communication. The same thing is happening with the Chinese character decomposition.

If you understand the vivid advantages of the Chinese character decomposition as the core tool in the Chinese language learning and teaching you will never do without it in the future.

Polina Shinkina has self-published on lulu.com 1000 decomposed Chinese characters in her ‘The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance’.

This Guidance is the real break-through in the new method of the Chinese language learning and proclaims new teaching principles of this mysterious language.

The Chinese character decomposition method is very simple and understandable, you can see yourself: decomposition example of the Chinese character 百 bǎi ‘hundred’

一 yī one
白 bái white
丿 piě slash
日 rì sun
冂 jiōng down box
二 èr two

百 bǎi hundred

Good luck in learning and teaching!

The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance by Polina Shinkina
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signal boosting re: swinger research [02 Jan 2013|04:45pm]

[ mood | calm ]

Since this is for folks who are academically involved and in a city where swinging isn't such a secret, I figured I'd take a chance and signal boost this here.

So, when I was at the NCFR (National Council on Family Relations) conference in November, I went to a presentation by these researchers about their study involving swinger couples and their communication techniques. It was really interesting, but, due to the high level of secrecy that many swingers maintain, they were having difficulty finding many research participants. I have since been in contact with them and wanted to spread the word in case anyone might want to participate or signal boost or knew folks to tell as well. Here's the official information release:

Recruitment for Research on Swinger Couple Communication TechniquesCollapse )

Cheers, y'all!

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ATTN: students with a .edu email address [21 Jul 2010|11:22am]

Amazon is offering a free 1 year subscription to Amazon Prime (Which usually costs $79 a year. Perks include free 2 day shipping, and $3.99 overnight shipping): http://amzn.to/bSH8jP (url shortened with bit.ly)

This is being marketed towards college students but all you need is a valid .edu email address, so teachers and alumni might be able to benefit from this too (though the Terms of Service does say they have the right to ask for proof that you are a current student).

I apologize if you have already heard about this amazing deal. I just want to help spread the word on this before they stop offering it. I am not an employee of Amazon, nor do I gain anything from people signing up for this service.
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Board of Regents approves elimination of eight UNLV programs [04 Jun 2010|12:50pm]

Board of Regents approves elimination of eight UNLV programs

Sad day for UNLV and for Nevada.

My wife was doing pre-CLS (Clinical Laboratory Science) program, which is now eliminated making some of her credits useless. She completed 2 years and was about to enroll next spring. Now that CLS program is cut they do not accept people even for next fall. She will have to do biology BS and then we are moving to California to get her CLS in one of the Californial schools, SF or SD.

Needless to say we are not likely to come back after that, especially since they are paying CLS a lot more in California than in Nevada, and it is generally too expensive to move every couple of years. Too bad for Nevada, I am sure we are not the only ones. If they think that they can cut education and it will not affect the economy negatively- they can think again, in a few years a penny saved now will grow into a dollar lost as they will have to pay double to out of state graduates to be willing to move to this god forsaken state.
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Hi there NCAA College Fans.... [27 Oct 2009|12:20pm]


Ok, first off, I have to say, I really have NO IDEA what I am doing with this. Hopefully I can actually post and not screw this up. ;)

Hi readers, My name is Cheri Rocha and I have recently opened an online business at www.yourcollegeteamstore.com. I am specializing in NCAA College teams in the C-USA, MAC, WAC, Mountain West, and SunBelt Divisions.

My husband was actually the inspiration for this store. He is an alumni of a C-USA school and was just tired of not being able to find merchandise for his school. You could always find stuff for the "Big Schools", or what would be considered the "popular" ones. So we started doing research and found that there are manufacturers that do make this stuff, but not many who will carry or sell it. So that is where Your College Team Store originated.

We are the typical family of 4, with 2 dogs, and a cat. Both our children are school aged and they really do eat up alot of our free time with all their sports and school activites, but we wanted to find something that we could do to help other "Division 1 School Alumni" or (current students) find the items that they want, without having to search and search for someone who makes or sells it.

As I said before, we just JUST OPENED...but, I am adding new items to every school in the C-USA, MAC, WAC, Mountain West, and SunBelt Divisions as I am able to find them. I will try and add new items as often and possible, and post on here what is new, and any promtions that we have that day/week.

I thank you in advance for taking a moment and clicking on our store link above... Please pass it along to your friends and family. The more people I can direct to the site, the higher I can get on those darn search engines... If you find something you like, and maybe it's not in your school, just let me know.. I will do what I can to find it for you.

Everyone have a safe and Happy Halloween this weekend.
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Invisible Building? [19 Aug 2009|10:53pm]

Has anyone heard of building BTB or RTB? I've got that listed on my schedule for this semester, but I've never heard of it, and it isn't marked on the campus map online.
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SportsLife 2009 College Football Season Preview: The SEC [19 Aug 2009|02:29pm]


The conference that is seemingly the king of the mountain in NCAA football, the Southeastern Conference, has yet again produced the National Champion, for the third time in three years, and once again, it’s the Tim Tebow & Urban Meyer-led Florida Gators. It truly must be great to be a Florida Gator, but will it be again this year? Do the Crimson Tide of Alabama have the bodies to make up for their losses in players moving on to the NFL? Can the LSU Tigers once again let the nation hear the roar of the Bayou Bengals? Are the Bulldogs of UGA ready to finally be the National Title threat they have been billed as? Who are the dark horses? With no further ado, we begin our 2009 College Football Preview with the SEC. READ MORE HERE.
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attn broke undergraduate students [08 Aug 2009|09:19am]

If anyone here is in need of a part-time job, The Rebel Yell is looking for newspaper distributors for the fall semester!
You only have to be available for a few hours either Monday or Thursday mornings, and if you do on-campus distribution, you get to drive a pretty sweet golf cart (don't pretend you've never wanted to!).

We haven't received a lot of applications and we really need to hire people, so please apply here ASAP if you're interested:
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Como Se Dice? [02 Jun 2009|07:44am]

Hi guys. I'm in a bit of a bind. The used books I bought for Spanish this summer - Como Se Dice, 9th ed. - Did not come with the cds I need. Does anyone have cds for this book they would be willing to give up? Thanks in advance.
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English 406B Electronic Documents & Publications [06 Jan 2009|02:35pm]

If you have already taken English 407A (Business Writing) or English 407B (Technical Writing), then you are eligible to enroll in classes in UNLV's Professional Writing Certificate program:

Adding this certificate to your degree would be a great way to demonstrate to future employers that you have the writing skills they need (and that most college graduates lack, to their employers' dismay).

One of the core classes for the program is English 406B Electronic Documents & Publications. It is being offered spring semester on Fridays from 1:30 to 3:45 PM.

Here is the professor's description of the course:

"This course provides an introduction to writing for and publishing in digital/online environments, with specific focus on wikis, blogs, and Web pages. It emphasizes the social and collaborative nature of digital writing. We will examine, analyze, and produce unique Web genres (blogs, wikis, forums, Web pages) and consider their applications in social, academic, and workplace contexts. While this course is designed primarily to be of interest and benefit to students pursuing the Professional Writing Certificate, it may be of interest to students in majors that are centrally concerned with writing, communication, computer science, or design or students with a general interest in the Internet or technology."

The professor is Dr. Julie Staggers, and she gets great student reviews (rated 4.3 out of 5):

Currently enrollment is a bit low, so taking it this semester would be a great opportunity to take advantage of a small class size and more professor time.

If you are interested, register online with call number 08317:

I hope to see you there!
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Webgrading is broken [17 Dec 2008|08:23pm]

[ mood | disappointed ]

For those of you, like me, wondering where your grades are, my professor forwarded me this:

"The following message was sent out by UNLV’s registrar today:

We are continuing to experience problems with webgrading. According to the reports from last Wednesday through Friday, we have uploaded over 40,000 grades. However, the grade upload process halted for an unknown reason as of this Monday. Therefore, grades that are entered into webgrading since this weekend have not uploaded into SIS. We are currently working to resolve this problem around the clock. We deeply apologize for the grief that this may have caused and truly appreciate all the faithful efforts that you have put forth to submit these grades by Tuesday evening."

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The new ipod NANO...free? [17 Dec 2008|11:26am]

I've been sending this out to my friends (so it's cross-posted), but thought you guys would be interested...it's a chance to win the new NANO and all you have to do is enter your email...and you can get a free nano...it's totally worth a shot - somebody's got to win, right?

Here the link:

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When will grades be posted? [16 Dec 2008|04:08pm]

[ mood | nervous ]

IIRC, last year they'd already been posted by now?

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This community seems a little dead but..... [26 Nov 2008|12:06pm]

a few things...

a.)I'm a senior in high school and I applied to UNLV about a solid month ago, and sent in my transcripts about two days later. Every time I check the website however, it still says my admission is being evaluated. But my e-mail told me two to four weeks. Anyone know what could be the hold up maybe? I'm just really nervous is all.

b.)Also, can anyone who lives on campus tell me about the dorm life? I keep hearing mixed reviews. I'll keep hearing on the internet how bad it is, but everyone I've met in real life (excluding tour guides) tells me that it's really fun. I just want the view of maybe someone living on campus right now.

c.) Anyone on the western undergraduate exchange scholarship? How exactly does that work?

d.) Anything essential I should know about UNLV?

thanks in advance.
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[08 Nov 2008|07:04pm]

so i'm applying for housing spring '09, but the application doesn't specify which building/floor the upperclass singles are in. i know they are somewhere in the south complex, but where?

also, any experience with living in the singles at south?
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Be educated before you vote [03 Nov 2008|03:28am]

Among many important policies in politics, I find improving the education system for all levels to be the most important. So, for those amazing friends of mine that never had the drive to dream big, for those who did and couldn't afford it, for those who are in debt now after it, and for those who have beautiful children who should some day want it:

Obama & Biden's plans for K-12:

# Support High-Quality Schools and Close Low-Performing Charter Schools: Barack Obama and Joe Biden will double funding for the Federal Charter School Program to support the creation of more successful charter schools. An Obama-Biden administration will provide this expanded charter school funding only to states that improve accountability for charter schools, allow for interventions in struggling charter schools and have a clear process for closing down chronically underperforming charter schools. An Obama-Biden administration will also prioritize supporting states that help the most successful charter schools to expand to serve more students.

# Make Math and Science Education a National Priority: Obama and Biden will recruit math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession and will support efforts to help these teachers learn from professionals in the field. They will also work to ensure that all children have access to a strong science curriculum at all grade levels.

# Address the Dropout Crisis: Obama and Biden will address the dropout crisis by passing his legislation to provide funding to school districts to invest in intervention strategies in middle school - strategies such as personal academic plans, teaching teams, parent involvement, mentoring, intensive reading and math instruction, and extended learning time.

# Expand High-Quality Afterschool Opportunities: Obama and Biden will double funding for the main federal support for afterschool programs, the 21st Century Learning Centers program, to serve one million more children.

# Support College Outreach Programs: Obama and Biden support outreach programs like GEAR UP, TRIO and Upward Bound to encourage more young people from low-income families to consider and prepare for college.

# Support College Credit Initiatives: Barack Obama and Joe Biden will create a national "Make College A Reality" initiative that has a bold goal to increase students taking AP or college-level classes nationwide 50 percent by 2016, and will build on Obama's bipartisan proposal in the U.S. Senate to provide grants for students seeking college level credit at community colleges if their school does not provide those resources.

# Support English Language Learners: Obama and Biden support transitional bilingual education and will help Limited English Proficient students get ahead by holding schools accountable for making sure these students complete school.

Obama&Biden's plans for college:

* Create the American Opportunity Tax Credit: Obama and Biden will make college affordable for all Americans by creating a new American Opportunity Tax Credit. This universal and fully refundable credit will ensure that the first $4,000 of a college education is completely free for most Americans, and will cover two-thirds the cost of tuition at the average public college or university and make community college tuition completely free for most students. Recipients of the credit will be required to conduct 100 hours of community service.

* Simplify the Application Process for Financial Aid: Obama and Biden will streamline the financial aid process by eliminating the current federal financial aid application and enabling families to apply simply by checking a box on their tax form, authorizing their tax information to be used, and eliminating the need for a separate application.

For your satisfaction go to johnmccain.com and check out his policies on education. What they offer will never benefit like this will. This is not all they will do. Go to Barackobama.com (and compare with Mccain's policies at Johnmccain.com) and educate yourself.

May you, your wonderful friends, your loving families, and your brilliant young children be blessed with the opportunities I have been.

Be smart. :) It will do you well.
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[26 Oct 2008|07:27pm]

hey everyone (:
so i'm new to this community but i simply adore this school.
i'm currently a junior in a HS in socal and this is my first choice university. i want to major in criminal justice or anything similar to that.

anyone in socal that applied to this school? i just want to know the chances of an out of state applicant getting in (:

a little about myself:

-3.4 gpa average
-part of yearbook staff
-part of the award winning tri city orchestra
-took 2 years of band
blah blah blah no more rambling about myself lol

thanks everyone!
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Halloween Costume contests? [25 Oct 2008|12:58pm]

[ mood | curious ]

All right, you lot, I'm asking for your inside scoop on Halloween parties around town with costume contests. I've already poked around online and flipped through the Weekly, and I'm rather confuzzled on all that's out there.
I'm hoping to find someplace that is having a Costume contest on Halloween night, and doesn't have any restrictions against masks. (i.e. Texas Station's "Heroes and Villains" party and contest doesn't allow full face paint or masks... *blink blink* Yeah, that's gonna cut down on the costume choices, don't you think?)
I would prefer it not be all outrageously expensive, or so "exclusive" that you've got to get bottle service or something just to be able to get in (I don't drink).
I also know that some places have specifically stated that they're having contests for the "sexist" or "scariest" costume, neither of which my costume is.
So yeah, I know there are ads to go by, but I'm looking for personal insights as well.
(For the record, my costume is as canon-accurate-as-I-could-make-it Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, natch.)
Thanks in advance!!!

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Questions about Admissions & Housing [19 Oct 2008|04:10pm]


Hi everyone! I have a few questions about UNLV, but let me start off by providing a little background info that might be useful to someone hopefully providing answers:

(1) I just graduated (June 2008) from University of California, Davis with a B.S. degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

(2) I have applied to UNLV for their Spring 2009 semester.

(3) I am applying to a Post-Bach certificate program at UNLV that also requires me to apply to UNLV as an undergraduate "transfer-student" and be accepted before I can be fully accepted into the post-bach program.
--> so basically, I had to apply to both the program and the university concurrently; having submitted my app. to the university like a week past the posted "deadline" (I called the admissions ppl and they said that it was ok I applied late....) 

(4) I won't find out if I've been accepted into the Post Bach program until December 1st, 2008.
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Alright, so onto my questions: 

(1) How long will it take for me to hear back from the University of whether or not I've been accepted? How difficult is it to get into UNLV? (I thought it was weird how I didn't have to write any essays or submit reccomendation letters along with the online application so I'm hoping they're not only solely looking at my grades/GPA because I didn't do too well during my bachelor degree years... ) 

(2) Because I'm applying from out of state (California) and because I'm applying for this upcoming Spring Semester, I'd really love to do on-campus housing at least for my first semester there. (And also, it'd be a hell of a lot easier of a move if I don't have to move all my crap out from the Bay Area to Vegas in like a period of three weeks),

sooooo, my question is: How, When and Can I apply for Campus Housing
Does housing accept applications for Campus Housing for Spring Semester? And how difficult would it be to get a room? I don't care about having a room to myself or whatever; I honestly, just want a place to live for the first five or so months I'm out there in school.
Even if I find out if I'm accepted to UNLV, I won't find out about being accepted into the program until December 1st... so would it still be possible to apply for housing then? 

(3) If it's too late to do on-camus living, does anybody have suggestions of where to live near campus that's relatively "cheap"? 
As a reference: I paid $625 for an on-campus studio; paid $745 for a one-bedroom apt. on campus; in both cases everything was included except for PG&E.
Note: I'm a 22 year old female, prefer to live with female roomates, totally love dogs, am quiet, clean [read: almost neat-freak like], studious and like to party every now & then, am in a long-distance relationship [4+ years]

(4) If I bring my car out to vegas, and I plan on being a student for at least a year & a half, do I need to register my car (as in, get a Nevada licence plate & Nevada license?)

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Okay, I think that's all my questions for right now... if anyone can provide answers, advice, suggestions, options, whatever, I'd totally appreciate it.

And if not, comment anyways and say hi! haha

Thanks in advance!

~ Vickie
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Safe, cheap, clean, quiet, small apartment near UNLV? [01 Oct 2008|06:24pm]

Looking for a safe, cheap, clean (no bug infestations), relatively quiet, small (studio or 1 bd) apartment near UNLV, specifically the Flamingo/Swenson side, if possible.

Not looking for a roommate/shared situation.

Any suggestions for somewhere safe for a woman to live alone? I'd prefer a complex and neighborhood that is more student-oriented than poverty-oriented.

I don't need any fancy amenities -- I just need at least 10x10 ft of space, a bathroom, and a way to cook.
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