Adrian, MI, United States
Adrian, MI, United States

Adrian College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college conferring Bachelor's degrees in 40 academic majors and programs. The college is located in the city of Adrian, Michigan, a drive of approximately 45 minutes northwest of Toledo, Ohio, or 45 minutes southwest of Ann Arbor or 90 minutes southwest of Detroit. The 100 acre campus contains newly constructed facilities along with historic buildings. The collegefeatures a variety of athletic programs as well as a theatre department. Adrian College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States. The fall 2010 enrollment was 1,654 students. The student center is Caine. Wikipedia.

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Geers A.L.,University of Toledo | Wellman J.A.,Hartwick College | Fowler S.L.,University of Toledo | Helfer S.G.,Adrian College | France C.R.,Ohio University
Journal of Pain | Year: 2010

Based on prior research identifying dispositional optimism as a predictor of placebo responding, the present study tested the hypothesis that individuals high in optimism would be more likely to respond to a placebo analgesic. Optimists and pessimists were randomly assigned to a placebo expectation condition or a no expectation condition before a cold pressor task. Blood pressure and heart rate were recorded before and during the cold pressor task, and participant ratings of pain and expectations were obtained immediately after the task. Analysis of the expectation manipulation revealed that the placebo instruction was successful in altering participant expectancy during the cold pressor. Supporting the main hypothesis, dispositional optimism was associated with lower pain ratings in the placebo condition but not in the control condition. Because dispositional optimism can alter placebo responding to laboratory pain, future studies should examine the potential role that this individual difference factor may play in patient responsivity to pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for clinical pain. Perspective: This study examined the possibility that individual differences can predict placebo analgesia. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either a placebo expectation or no expectation before a cold pressor task. Dispositional optimism was related to less cold pressor pain in the placebo condition as compared with the control condition. © 2010 by the American Pain Society.

News Article | November 3, 2016

Automatic Feed Company, a world-class designer and manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding automation solutions, has announced a series of promotions and appointments. Each of the newly appointed executives are highly qualified, previous employees of Automatic Feed. Effective October 4, 2016, Automatic Feed’s new management team is comprised of: A privately-held company originally established in 1949, Automatic Feed is owned by the Peter Beck family. The company has maintained its financial health by forging joint venture and technology partnerships to expand its capability into new markets. Its ongoing growth is due to solid OEM and Tier supplier relationships, extensive reinvestment, international business development and good labor relations. Across the industry, Automatic Feed is recognized for its financial stability and world-class technology and service, with global sales in China, Germany, Mexico, Japan and the United States. Automatic Feed Company provides turnkey capability including design and build, as well as 24-hour service. For more information on its coil processing and press-room automation solutions, visit Peter Beck, Chief Executive Office Beck, owner and CEO, started his career at Automatic Feed as a parts coordinator, working his way up to fabrication supervisor and service and repair manager until joining the executive management team in 1983. As chief executive officer, along with the president and vice president, he is responsible for guiding and supporting the company’s short- and long-term goals. He has received recognition as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and been integral to the company earning the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting, and Regional Growth Partnership Partner Award to name a few. For the past nine years, he has served as the chairman of the Northwest State Community College Foundation, where he studied electro-mechanical technology. Nathan Weaks, President Weaks joined Automatic Feed 31 years ago where he was appointed treasurer in 1987 and a director of the company in 2003. He has a BA in economics and religion from Adrian College, an MBA in market research from the University of Toledo and is a certified management accountant. He has presented at over 100 conferences on the topics of foreign trade financing, implementation of software systems and economic forecasts. Weaks has served as high school economics consultant for Junior Achievement, as Ohio’s School-to Work Region 2 Chairman and is currently finance chair of the Northwest State Community College Foundation and is on the AMT Financial Issues Committee in Washington DC. Krista Gerken, Chief Financial Officer Gerken joined Automatic Feed 19 years ago. She was hired as a staff accountant and was appointed controller in 2007. She is a certified public accountant with a BS in accounting from Hillsdale College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Gerken is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s. Jeffry Stover, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stover joined Automatic Feed in 2009 as director of sales, after working with Automatic Feed’s affiliate High Precision Technology since 2001. He has worked in the manufacturing field since 1982, providing him extensive experience in fab shop management, sales and project management with extensive knowledge of machine tools. He has Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo.

Davidsen J.M.,Johns Hopkins University | Bartley D.M.,Johns Hopkins University | Bartley D.M.,Adrian College | Townsend C.A.,Johns Hopkins University
Journal of the American Chemical Society | Year: 2013

Nocardicin A is a monocyclic β-lactam isolated from the actinomycete Nocardia uniformis that shows moderate antibiotic activity against a broad spectrum of Gram-negative bacteria. The monobactams are of renewed interest due to emerging Gram-negative strains resistant to clinically available penicillins and cephalosporins. Like isopenicillin N, nocardicin A has a tripeptide core of non-ribosomal origin. Paradoxically, the nocardicin A gene cluster encodes two non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs), NocA and NocB, predicted to encode five modules pointing to a pentapeptide precursor in nocardicin A biosynthesis, unless module skipping or other nonlinear reactions are occurring. Previous radiochemical incorporation experiments and bioinformatic analyses predict the incorporation of p-hydroxy-l-phenylglycine (l-pHPG) into positions 1, 3, and 5 and l-serine into position 4. No prediction could be made for position 2. Multidomain constructs of each module were heterologous expressed in Escherichia coli for determination of the adenylation domain (A-domain) substrate specificity using the ATP/PPi exchange assay. Three of the five A-domains, from modules 1, 2, and 4, required the addition of stoichiometric amounts of MbtH family protein NocI to detect exchange activity. On the basis of these analyses, the predicted product of the NocA and NocB NRPSs is l-pHPG-l-Arg-d-pHPG-l-Ser- l-pHPG, a pentapeptide. Despite being flanked by non-proteinogenic amino acids, proteolysis of this pentapeptide by trypsin yields two fragments from cleavage at the C terminus of the l-Arg residue. Thus, a proteolytic step is likely involved in the biosynthesis of nocardicin A, a rare but precedented editing event in the formation of non-ribosomal natural products that is supported by the identification of trypsin-encoding genes in N. uniformis. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

Thompson G.B.,Adrian College | Morrison N.D.,University of Toledo
Astronomical Journal | Year: 2013

We present the results of a time series analysis of 130 échelle spectra of ε Ori (B0 Ia), acquired over seven observing seasons between 1998 and 2006 at Ritter Observatory. The equivalent widths of Hα (net) and He I λ5876 were measured and radial velocities were obtained from the central absorption of He I λ5876. Temporal variance spectra (TVS) revealed significant wind variability in both Hα and He I λ5876. The He I TVS have a double-peaked profile consistent with radial velocity oscillations. A periodicity search was carried out on the equivalent width and radial velocity data, as well as on wavelength-binned spectra. This analysis has revealed several periods in the variability with timescales of two to seven days. Many of these periods exhibit sinusoidal modulation in the associated phase diagrams. Several of these periods were present in both Hα and He I, indicating a possible connection between the wind and the photosphere. Due to the harmonic nature of these periods, stellar pulsations may be the origin of some of the observed variability. Periods on the order of the rotational period were also detected in the He I line in the 1998-1999 season and in both lines during the 2004-2005 season. These periods may indicate rotational modulation due to structure in the wind. © 2013. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Schantz M.M.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | McGaw E.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | McGaw E.,Adrian College | Wise S.A.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology
Analytical Chemistry | Year: 2012

Four particulate matter Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were used to evaluate the effect of solvent, number of static cycles and static times, pressure, and temperature when using pressurized liquid extraction (PLE) for the extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and nitrated-PAHs. The four materials used in the study were SRM 1648a Urban Particulate Matter, SRM 1649b Urban Dust, SRM 1650b Diesel Particulate Matter, and SRM 2975 Diesel Particulate Matter (Industrial Forklift). The results from the study indicate that the choice of solvent, dichloromethane compared to toluene and toluene/methanol mixtures, had little effect on the extraction efficiency. With three to five extraction cycles, increasing the extraction time for each cycle from 5 to 30 min had no significant effect on the extraction efficiency. The differences in extraction efficiency were not significant (with over 95% of the differences being <10%) when the pressure was increased from 13.8 to 20.7 MPa. The largest increase in extraction efficiency occurred for selected PAHs when the temperature of extraction was increased from 100 to 200 °C. At 200 °C naphthalene, biphenyl, fluorene, dibenzothiophene, and anthracene show substantially higher mass fractions (>30%) than when extracted at 100 °C in all the SRMs studied. For SRM 2975, large increases (>100%) are also observed for some other PAHs including benz[a]anthracene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, benzo[e]pyrene, benzo[a]pyrene, benzo[ghi]perylene, and benzo[b]chrysene when extracted at the higher temperatures; however, similar trends were not observed for the other diesel particulate sample, SRM 1650b. The results are discussed in relation to the use of the SRMs for evaluating analytical methods. © This article not subject to U.S. Copyright. Published 2012 by the American Chemical Society.

Eutarsopolipus americanus sp. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae), subelytral, haemolymph-feeding parasite of Chlaenius praesinus Dejean 1826 (Coleoptera: Carabidae), is described from Oceana County, Michigan and Adair and St. Louis Counties, Missouri. Relationships with 17 previously described species in the myzus group of Eutarsopolipus are discussed. Species in the myzus group parasitize beetle species of the genera Chlaenius, Poecilus, Scarites and Diplocheila. Eutarsopolipus americanus is the first species in the Western Hemisphere in the myzus group with adult females with stylets exceeding 80 micrometers. © 2013 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society.

Kurosa K.,Nishi Ikebukuro 5 21 15 | Husband R.W.,Adrian College
Systematic and Applied Acarology | Year: 2013

Simalurapolipus hiraii n. gen., n. sp. (Acari: Podapolipidae) collected in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan is described from Simalura coerulea (Lewis) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and compared with Tenebrapolipus ceropriae Kurosa and Husband, 2001 from Ceropria induta (Wiedemann, 1819) and T. imasakai Kurosa and Husband, 2001 from Ceropria laticollis Fairmaire,1903 collected in Japan. The unusual occurence of many larval females of the species on the host body surface is reported. © 2013 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society.

Husband R.W.,Adrian College | Kurosa K.,Nishi Ikebukuro 5 21 15
Systematic and Applied Acarology | Year: 2013

Eutarsopolipus asiaticus sp. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae), subelytral parasite of Chlaenius costiger Chaudoir (Coleoptera: Carabidae), is described from Japan. Relationships with 18 previously described species in the myzus group of Eutarsopolipus are discussed and keys are provided to species in the myzus group. This is the first record of Eutarsopolipus in the myzus group in Japan and represents a subgroup of species in the myzus group with cheliceral stylets 90 micrometers or longer. © 2013 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society.

Podapolipus kurosai spec. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae) is described, illustrated and compared with related Podapolipus species from Orthoptera and Blattodea. Podapolipus kurosai is a subpronotal parasite of the pigmy grasshopper Phloeonotus humilis Gerstaecker collected in Swaziland, Southern Africa. This is the first record of a podapolipid mite from Tetrigidae. © 2011 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society.

Husband R.W.,Adrian College | Husband D.O.,346 Jamacha
Systematic and Applied Acarology | Year: 2012

Eutarsopolipus jacobi sp. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae), subelytral parasite of Diplocheila impressicollis Dejean (Coleoptera: Carabidae), is described from Washtenaw and Huron Counties, Michigan, U.S.A. Relationships with 13 previously described species in the myzus group of Eutarsopolipus are discussed and keys are provided to six species in the myzus group in the Western Hemisphere. This is the first record of a species in the myzus group parasitizing the carabid genus Diplocheila in the Western Hemisphere. © 2012 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society.

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