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Can one teach entrepreneurship, or is it a fixed personal characteristic? Most academic and policy discussion on microentrepreneurs in developing countries focuses on their access to credit, and assumes their human capital to be fixed. However, a growing number of microfinance organizations are attempting to build the human capital of micro-entrepreneurs in(More)
The OpenSHMEM community would like to announce a new effort to standardize SHMEM, a communications library that uses one-sided communication and utilizes a partitioned global address space. OpenSHMEM is an effort to bring together a variety of SHMEM and SHMEM-like implementations into an open standard using a community-driven model. By creating an(More)
UPC extends ISO C into a Partioned Global Address Space (PGAS) programming language. UPC allows programmers to exploit data locality and parallelism in their applications, while maintaining ease of use. UPC is running ubiquitously across nearly all HPC platforms and has been gaining rising support from the community. UPC is relatively very easy to use for(More)
One of the most important pragmatic advantages of functional languages is that concurrency in a program is <i>implicit</i> -- there is no need for special constructs to express parallelism as is required in most conventional languages. Furthermore, it is fairly easy for compilers to automatically determine the concurrency as a step toward(More)
Can one teach basic entrepreneurship skills, or are they fixed personal characteristics? Most academic and development policy discussions about microentrepreneurs focus on their access to credit, and assume their human capital to be fixed. The self-employed poor rarely have any formal training in business skills. However, a growing number of microfinance(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS The authors designed and delivered an innovative Web course on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a specific empirically based treatment, to a diverse group of addiction counselors and supervisors in 54 addiction units across the country, and conducted a randomized controlled trial of its effectiveness with 127 counselors. The(More)
This paper presents the rationale and methods for a randomized controlled evaluation of web-based training in motivational interviewing, goal setting, and behavioral task assignment. Web-based training may be a practical and cost-effective way to address the need for large-scale mental health training in evidence-based practice; however, there is a dearth(More)
In February 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded 10 grants, funding 18 States, to improve the quality of health care for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funded by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), the Quality Demonstration Grant Program(More)