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The International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference was held during graduation week from 26 to 30 May 2013 on the Harvard University campus. To print a copy of the conference’s multidisciplinary program, click here where you may also print the program for particular tracks in the "Type" section at the top of the wepage.    

The International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) is not affiliated with Harvard University, nor is IJAS a Harvard university program or activity.  

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STRATEGIC RESPONSES OF THE SRI LANKAN TEA VALUE CHAIN TO EMERGING FOOD SAFETY AND OTHER STANDARDS IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS Room 217 APPROACHES AND METHODS IN ELT: LEARNER PERSPECTIVES IN EFL CONTEXT Pechet Room B VIOLENCE, CYNICISM AND THE CINEMATIC SPECTACULAR REPRESENTATION OF THE AFRICAN CHILD-SOLDIER Room 214 ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY AND THE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: THE CASE OF MALAYSIA Pechet Room A EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH FOR THE OPTIMUM PARAMETERS OF PREFERRED IMAGES Pechet Room A METACOGNITIVE AWARENESS OF READING STRATEGIES AND MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE IN PREDICTION OF ENGLISH READING COMPREHENSION WITH MEDICAL JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS Pechet Room A POLITICAL CLIENTELISM, INDEPENDENCE OF POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS IN NIGERIA AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Pechet Room A THE BIOAVAILABILITY OF CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM IN MICRONUTRIENT BEVERAGES, PART II: AS INFLUENCED BY ANTACID SUPPLEMENTATION Pechet Room A THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH CARE: A STUDY ABOUT HEALTH CARE STAFF-PATIENT COMMUNICATION Pechet Room A THE POWER OF DUAL CREDIT COURSES AND COLLEGE LEVEL EQUIVALENCY TESTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AS COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY SOLUTION IN THE UNITED STATES Pechet Room A USAGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR POLITICAL COMMUNICATION: A COMPARISON OF BARAK OBAMA - DEMOCRAT PARTY IN 2012 US ELECTIONS AND TAYYIP ERDOGAN- AKP IN 2011 TURKISH GENERAL ELECTIONS Pechet Room A USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND STUDENT ASSESSMENT ON CLOUD COMPUTED TABLETS Pechet Room A WHEN THE EAST MET THE WEST: THE BRIDGE BUILDERS OF SINO-AMERICAN CULTURAL/EDUCATIONAL LINKS Pechet Room A

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE VARIABLES AS PREDICTORS OF JOB PERFORMANCE AMONG BANK MANAGERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST Lounge, 2nd Floor A STUDY ON THE INTEGRATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND MATHEMATICS CURRICULA FOR GRADES 6 THROUGH 8 Room 214 DEVELOPING (INTER)CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND FORGING A ‘THIRD PLACE’ Room 217 A MULTIDISCIPLINARY OR INTERDISCIPLINARY ORGANIZATION - SIL Reception (2nd Floor) ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM IN MONGOLIA Reception (2nd Floor) AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: A WAY TO EXPLORE STUDENT-TEACHER´S BELIEFS IN A TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM Reception (2nd Floor) BEST PRACTICES IN PEDAGOGY FOR THE DIGITAL AGE Reception (2nd Floor) CHARACTERISTICS OF WITHDRAWAL BEHAVIOR OF HEARING IMPAIRED AND INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED CHILDREN IN INSTITUTIONS AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS AS SEEN BY THEIR TEACHERS - A COMPARATIVE STUDY Reception (2nd Floor) DETERRENT OR ENCOURAGING? SOCIAL GENDER ROLES IN THE NEWS ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN Reception (2nd Floor) DOES READING STRATEGY USE CORRELATE WITH READING COMPREHENSION OF EFL LEARNERS? Reception (2nd Floor) LEARNING AND THINKING STYLES BASED ON WHOLE BRAIN THEORY IN RELATION TO SENSORY-MOTOR INTEGRATION Reception (2nd Floor) MIGRATION PROBLEMS IN AFRICA; ANGLO STATES OF WEST AFRICA Reception (2nd Floor) PASSENGERS’ PERCEIVED VALUES AND BENEFITS OF FLIGHT CRUISE VACATION: A MEANS-END CHAIN APPROACH Reception (2nd Floor) THE JOURNEY OF BEGINNING NURSE EDUCATORS Reception (2nd Floor) “EXPLORATORY/INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM” OVER SOCIAL MEDIA IN TURKEY Reception (2nd Floor)

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WHAT STUDENT BACKGROUND VARIABLES TELL ABOUT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN PRACTICE NATIONAL PLACEMENT TEST? Room 217 WOMEN’S CONTROL OF THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION AND ECONOMIC OUTPUT IN A POOR MUNICIPALITY IN THE PHILIPPINES Room 214 THE DYNAMIC PHASE TRANSITIONS AND DYNAMIC PHASE DIAGRAMS IN THE SPIN-3/2 BLUME-CAPEL MODEL: EFFECTIVE-FIELD THEORY AND GLAUBER-TYPE STOCHASTIC DYNAMIC APPROACHES Lounge, 2nd Floor AN INTERNATIONAL STUDY OF WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Reception (2nd Floor) ANALYSIS REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING FOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM PROJECTS THAT IS BASED ON A CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORMS: A COMPARISON STUDY Reception (2nd Floor) APPLICATION OF COMMON CONTOUR BINNING (CCB) AND BACK PROPAGATION NEURAL NETWORK IN CARBONATE RESEVOIR. CASE STUDY: G404 FIELD Reception (2nd Floor) COMPARISON OF THE COGNITIVE DEMANDS OF TASKS IN 8TH GRADE MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOKS Reception (2nd Floor) CONSERVATION OF ETHNOBOTANICALS: ROOT EXTRACTIVISM IN INDIGENOUS MALARIA CONTROL IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA Reception (2nd Floor) EFFECTS OF MULTICOLLINEARITY AND AUTOCORRELATION ON SOME ESTIMATORS IN SEEMINGLY UNRELATED REGRESSION MODEL Reception (2nd Floor) EFFECTS ON BODY COMPOSITION AND MAXIMAL ISOMETRIC MUSCLE STRENGTH OF FUNCTIONEL AND STRENGTH TRAINING ON ADULT MEN Reception (2nd Floor) FORMULATION OF OPTIMUM ROLLERCOASTER BASED ON THE FEATURES OF CONTEMPORARY RIDES Reception (2nd Floor) LEARNER AUTONOMY: AN IMPETUS TO CONSTRUCTIVE LEARNING Reception (2nd Floor) MULTIFACTORIAL ESTIMATION OF THE INVESTMENT PROJECTS BASING ON FUZZY SETS THEORY Reception (2nd Floor) SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RURAL AND URBAN WOMEN ON THE RISK FACTORS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN MALAYSIA Reception (2nd Floor) STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR GLOBAL INVESTMENT LIFE-CYCLES AND PRODUCT LIFE-CYCLES Reception (2nd Floor)

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MODELING ACCEPTABILITY OF NEUROMARKETING IN INDIA Lounge, 2nd Floor THE MUTABLE FRAME: THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY AS INTERDISCIPLINARY NEXUS Room 217 LEARNING MOTIVATION OF THE CHINESE ELDERLY: A STUDY AT UNIVERSITIES FOR THE THIRD AGE IN CHINA Room 214 AN APPRAISAL OF THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR ENFORCEMENT OF LAW OF WAR DURING PEACE KEEPING OPERATIONS IN AFRICA: THE LIBERIAN EXPERIENCE Reception (2nd Floor) BELITTLING JAPANESE NATIONALISM IN HETALIA: AXIS POWERS Reception (2nd Floor) CASH FLOW STATEMENT AND ANALYSIS: AN APPLICATION FOR TURKISH CONSTRUCTION SECTOR Reception (2nd Floor) CONSTRUCTS OF WORK LIFE BALANCE: A PERSPECTIVE OF EMPLOYEES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES IN CHENNAI, INDIA Reception (2nd Floor) DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEAM (TEST AND EXAMINATION ANXIETY MEASURE) Reception (2nd Floor) EMOTIONAL SELF-EFFICACY AND SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING Reception (2nd Floor) HOW WELL DO PROJECT MANAGEMENT REPORTS REDUCE RISKS? A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE WORLD BANK AND GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA PROJECT MANAGEMENT REPORTING IN THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR SUPPORT PROJECT (ESSP). Reception (2nd Floor) INDIAN EMPLOYEES’ PERCEPTION TOWARDS QUALITY OF WORK LIFE: AN EMPIRICAL APPROACH Reception (2nd Floor) MOTHER’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS AND MALARIA PREVENTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR INFANT MORTALITY IN NIGERIA Reception (2nd Floor) NON-STANDARD WORKERS TRAPPED IN LOW-PAID EMPLOYMENT? FINDINGS FOR AUSTRIA IN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT Reception (2nd Floor) PRAGMATIC FAILURES OF RUSSIAN ESL STUDENTS IN COMMUNICATION WITH ENGLISH SPEAKERS: CLASSROOM EXPERIMENT Reception (2nd Floor) SYNCHRONIZATION OF NEW AND TRADITIONAL MEDIA AND CREATION OF VIEWER EXPERIENCE Reception (2nd Floor) TEENAGE EMOTIONAL ANALYSIS DURING ONLINE CHAT Reception (2nd Floor) THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SHYNESS AND SOME DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES: A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN SULTAN QABOOS AND SHARJAH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS Reception (2nd Floor) THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TIME SPENT IN DAYCARE, PARENTAL SENSITIVITY, AND PRESCHOOL ATTACHMENT TO FATHERS AND MOTHERS Reception (2nd Floor) THEORETICAL BASIS OF MODERNIZATION IN CHINA AND KAZAKHSTAN Reception (2nd Floor)

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