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Marzo 2002. Nº 33

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Reseña de libro
Ofertas de trabajo
Computational Social Scientist
Researcher Digital Content Distribution
Netherlands Institute of Ecology
Información sobre Congresos

Reseña de libro

En el número 23 de Vivat Academia, correspondiente al mes de marzo de 2001, publicamos un interesante artículo titulado, "Síndrome del acoso institucional", del Catedrático de Psiquiatría José Luis González de Rivera y Revuelta, aparecido en la página WEB "Diario Médico", cuya dirección es:

Y que reprodujimos integramente, con permiso expreso de la dirección de la revista.

Recientemente, el profesor González de Rivera ha publicado un libro sobre el tema, titulado: "El maltrato psicológico. Cómo defenderse del mobbing y otras formas de acoso". A continuación mostramos una fotografía de la correspondiente portada. No cabe duda de que resultará sumamente interesante su lectura, sobre todo a aquellos que sobrevivimos en una institución proclive a esas técnicas, denominadas en el argot: "Mobbing"

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Computational Social Scientist
Researcher Digital Content Distribution
Netherlands Institute of Ecology

Computational Social Scientist

George Mason University is seeking to hire a social scientist for a tenure line faculty position (Rank Open; Fall 2002 appointment) in support of our new Center for the Study of Social Complexity. The successful candidate should have an on-going interest and demonstrated research in some aspect of complex social systems (e.g. various types of simulation including agent-based modeling , visualization and data mining of social databases) and a record of external funding. PhD in Geography, Sociology or Anthropology preferred (though well-qualified ABD candidates may be considered). This individual will be involved in offering graduate level course work related to mathematical foundations and computational techniques related to the social sciences. He/she will be involved in computational social science project development and related activities including a program in computational social science and professional outreach (such as workshops).

Applicants should send a letter describing their research, vita, and the names of three references to:

CSS Search
Office of the Provost
MN 3A2
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled. George Mason University is an EEO/AA employer.

University of Surrey School of Human Sciences Research Officer (Ref: 3269)

Salary up to: GBP 25,455pa

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Researcher Digital Content Distribution

An experienced researcher is required for 3 years from March 2002 or as soon as possible thereafter for this EU funded project concerned with developing models of digital content distribution.

The person appointed will work with other partners in evaluating computer models with content providers and in researching the digital content "scene".

Applications are welcomed from suitably qualified and experienced candidates who are interested in building computer models, the Internet and consumer culture. Ideally, candidates will have experience of participatory methods and/or ethnographic techniques.

The person appointed must be able to travel extensively within Europe and a degree of fluency in French and/or Portuguese would be beneficial.

For further details and an informal discussion, contact:

Professor Nigel Gilbert by email
For an application form and further job details contact Lesley Gennoy, Human Resources

Officer, School of Human Sciences, University of Surrey,
Surrey, GU2 7HX, UK, +44 1483 686912 or email

Application forms can also be downloaded from Employment Opportunities. Please quote Reference number 3269, supply your postal address and where you saw the advertisement.

The University is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy.

Prof. G. Nigel Gilbert, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 5XH, England Tel: +44 1483 259173

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Netherlands Institute of Ecology

The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. It focuses on fundamental, strategic research into individual organisms, populations, ecological communities and ecosystems. More than 200 staff are employed at three centers as well as the head office. The Centre for Estuarine and Coastal Ecology (CEMO) in Yerseke deals with ecosytems in brackish and salt water and the emphasis at the Centre for Terrestrial Ecology (CTO) in Heteren is put on land-based ecology. The Centre for Limnology (CL) in Nieuwersluis focuses its research on freshwater ecology.

At the Plant Animal Interactions department there is currently a vacancy for the position of: Researcher (vacancy PDI-020028)

For the analysis of European environmental legislation and policy, and the development of integrated policy guidelines aimed at building a coherent European legislation of mining activities.

Function-information: The research is part of EC 5th Framework Project ERMITE (Environmental Regulation of Mine Waters in theEU). The researcher will carry out a critical analysis of the ecological concepts used in the European environmental legislation (e.g. Water Framework Directive, Habitats Directive), and the degree in which these are or could be integrated in the environmental management of the mining sector (e.g. by regulators, industry, public health authorities and regional funds administrators). He/she will liase to other partners that are carrying out a survey of the existing legislation on mining activities (IPTS, Seville, Spain) and a review of the concept of environmental liability and its potential applications to the regulation of mining activities (University of Exeter, UK), with the purpose of developing a common analysis of their data and producing a set of integrated guidelines.

Function-requirements: Experience, preferably a PhD degree, in a field related to environmental sciences, with sound knowledge of aquatic ecology and experience in its application to policy analysis and/or water resources management. Case studies in Spain and the UK will be considered in the analysis, hence good knowledge of Spanish and English will be a significant advantage.

Salary: maximum EUR 3847 gross per month, depending on working experience (scale 11 CAO-OI).

Period: 14 to 18 months.

Working premises: Nieuwersluis

Information: Dr. L. Santamaría, phone 0294-239358, e-mail:

General information about NIOO-KNAW can be found at
General information about ERMITE can be found at

Applications: Send your written application with attached curriculum vitae to prof. dr H.J. Laanbroek, NIOO-KNAW, Postbus 1299, 3600 BG Maarssen, stating clearly that it refers to application number PDI-020028. Review of completed applications will begin March 29, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Información sobre Congresos

Computational Space Physics. Orlando, Florida, USA, del 14 al 18 de Julio de 2002.

Organizadores: Dr. D. Rodríguez-Frías & Dr. J. Gutiérrez, Dpto. Física, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid. E-mail:,

Aplicaciones informáticas a la Física espacial de partículas. Orlando, Florida, USA, del 19 al 21 de Julio de 2002.

Organizadores: Dr. L. del Peral & Dr. J. Gutiérrez, Dpto. Física, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, E-mail:,

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