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Barton Sculptures' "Carry Your Courage" and "Jade" will be displayed at New York Fashion Week, Sept. 8-12 in NYC and will showcase beautiful accessories from the Wren and Roch philanthropic fashion team. Barton Touching up Jade's Wren and Roch cuff, at the Foundry Barton working on Placement of Wren and Roch bag on Carry Your Courage STAFFORD, Va. - May 8, 2017 - PRLog -- Local psychotherapist and sculptor Laurie Barton and accessory designers Wren and Roch are excited to announce their upcoming collaboration for the 2017 Nolcha Shows. In support of Wren and Roch's Carry Your Courage campaign, Barton will feature renditions of the brand's signature accessories in her sculptures. Nolcha shows is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week, for global independent fashion designers to showcase their collections. The Barton-Wren & Roch partnership stems from a shared goal of justice and equality for women – Barton as a practicing psychotherapist and Wren & Roch founders Karen Hansen and Laura Rachlin as survivors of sexual assault and champions of women's rights. The fashion powerhouse launched the Carry Your Courage campaign to help lift the stigma of guilt and shame surrounding rape and abuse. For Barton, it was a match made in heaven. "This platform resonated with me immediately – I meet with people on a daily basis whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault. The moment I learned about the Carry Your Courage campaign, I knew I had to help support and expand their mission." Two of Barton's four sculptures to be featured at Nolcha, Delilah (in Carry Your Courage) and Jade, will be sporting fashionable accessories from Wren and Roch – Delilah in Tan Hide cuff, carrying Ray of Moonlight, and Jade in Seeing Spots cuff. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of all Barton's Carry Your Courage and Jade limited-edition sculptures will go to the Wren & Roch Foundation, furthering their mission of preventing sexual abuse through education and awareness. Learn more about Carry Your Courage and Jade at ### About Barton Sculptures Barton Sculptures was established in Stafford, Virginia in 2001, featuring high quality bronze figurative sculptures and portraiture. Barton's work is featured at the National War College and The Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC; The Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California; Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida; and Union Station, Washington, DC. Barton has been named the official artist of Nolcha Shows, Fashion Week, September 2017. For more information, visit About Wren and Roch Wren & Roch, founded by designers Karen Hansen and Laura Rachlin, is a high fashion handbag and accessory brand that empowers victims and survivors of rape, domestic violence and childhood sexual assault. Each Wren & Roch handbag, proudly made in New York City, financially benefits select Allies while positively impacting lives by raising awareness, eliminating stigmas and educating for the prevention of abuse. For more information, visit -- Local psychotherapist and sculptor Laurie Barton and accessory designers Wren and Roch are excited to announce their upcoming collaboration for the 2017 Nolcha Shows. In support of Wren and Roch'scampaign, Barton will feature renditions of the brand's signature accessories in her sculptures.Nolcha shows is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week, for global independent fashion designers to showcase their collections.The Barton-Wren & Roch partnership stems from a shared goal of justice and equality for women – Barton as a practicing psychotherapist and Wren & Roch founders Karen Hansen and Laura Rachlin as survivors of sexual assault and champions of women's rights.The fashion powerhouse launched thecampaign to help lift the stigma of guilt and shame surrounding rape and abuse. For Barton, it was a match made in heaven."This platform resonated with me immediately – I meet with people on a daily basis whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault. The moment I learned about thecampaign, I knew I had to help support and expand their mission."Two of Barton's four sculptures to be featured at Nolcha,and, will be sporting fashionable accessories from Wren and Roch – Delilah in Tan Hide cuff, carrying Ray of Moonlight, and Jade in Seeing Spots cuff.A portion of the proceeds from the sales of all Barton'sand Jade limited-edition sculptures will go to the Wren & Roch Foundation, furthering their mission of preventing sexual abuse through education and awareness.Learn more aboutand Jade at www.bartonsculptures.com , and about Wren & Roch at www.wrenandroch.com ###Barton Sculptures was established in Stafford, Virginia in 2001, featuring high quality bronze figurative sculptures and portraiture. Barton's work is featured at the National War College and The Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC; The Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California; Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida; and Union Station, Washington, DC. Barton has been named the official artist of Nolcha Shows, Fashion Week, September 2017. For more information, visit www.bartonsculptures.com Wren & Roch, founded by designers Karen Hansen and Laura Rachlin, is a high fashion handbag and accessory brand that empowers victims and survivors of rape, domestic violence and childhood sexual assault. Each Wren & Roch handbag, proudly made in New York City, financially benefits select Allies while positively impacting lives by raising awareness, eliminating stigmas and educating for the prevention of abuse. For more information, visit www.wrenandroch.com


NAPLES, FL, May 17, 2017-- EHC, Inc., a construction company that provides pre-construction, earthwork, and infrastructure services, is proud to announce beginning site development of the new academic building in honor of Mother Teresa of Calcutta at Ave Maria University. Manhattan Construction Group awarded EHC with the site development contract for the academic building that will house the University's nursing program and provide venues for the performing arts. EHC is providing earthwork, subgrade base, asphalt paving, site concrete, traffic signage and striping and final grading for the project.According to Ave Maria University, "The new academic building will provide over 37,000 square feet of space for classrooms, a nursing laboratory, 13 private offices for faculty, and staff space for Campus Ministry and the Mother Teresa Project. The building also will include a permanent home for the Mother Teresa Museum, as well as a 400-seat performance hall and a 125-seat auditorium with a thrust stage. The auditorium also will accommodate academic lectures, students on retreat, and groups who visit the museum."EHC currently has an impressive eighteen active projects and several in the planning stages from Sarasota County to Collier County spanning the real estate and government industries. Many of the projects are multi-million, multi-phased projects such as Mother Teresa Academic Building in Ave Maria, SR 80 East of Labelle, Homestead Road in Lehigh, SR 84/Davis Boulevard in Collier County, Naples Grande Sales Center in Naples, Somero Enterprises Addition in Fort Myers, Arby's in Punta Gorda, Mirror Lakes in Lehigh, The Reef II in Fort Myers, Springs at Gulf Coast in Estero, Popeye's in Northport, Tara Woods in North Fort Myers, BizPark Storage Facilities in Naples, Kalea Bay in Naples, 16 miles of I-75 improvements in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties, Lindsford in Fort Myers, High Tech Buildings in Fort Myers, and Tuscola in North Port.For the latest happenings at EHC, visit EHCconstruction.com , contact (239) 592-0828 or connect with EHC on LinkedIn.EHC, Inc. is a construction company that provides pre-construction, earthwork and infrastructure services. Established in 1990, EHC remains committed to excellence from pre-planning to project completion through the latest technology, proven processes, and an experienced team. With a schedule-driven approach, EHC delivers complete solutions tailored to each client's needs.For more information, visit EHCconstruction.com Contact:Katy Walker770-880-3189Source:


WASHINGTON, DC, May 05, 2017-- Alessandra Valentina Maria Romana Valeria Gelmi is a celebrated Marquis Who's Who biographee. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Dottoressa Gelmi a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Ms. Gelmi celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field.In Ms. Gelmi's most recent positions, she served as an author, journalist, playwright, poet, and educator.In addition to Ms. Gelmi's status as a Lifetime Achiever, she has been honored as a Leslie Fay Woman of the Year, and was praised in 1992 as one of the Most Beautiful Women in America. Beyond her physical appearance, she received the Pushcart Prize, the Irene Leache Memorial Prize, the Amy Loveman Literature Prize, 2 "Readers' Favorite Book Awards", a "National Best Book Award" (USA NEWS), and 2 book awards from the National Federation of Press Woman. In addition, Dott.ssa Gelmi was recognized for "Excellence in Arts and Letters" by the National Association of Women for Progress in Africa. She has also been featured in numerous Marquis Who's Who publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Women and Who's Who in the World.Author of the novel "Who's Afraid of Red" - a chronicle of love set against the Rwandan genocide, hailed by Joel Siegel of Good Morning America as "Brilliant" and Desmond Tutu as "Historically Important"--and the poetry collection, "Ring of Fire" Selected Poems 1972-2008--heralded by The New Republic, The Partisan Review, and The New Criterion, Gelmi is also included in an "Anthology of Washington Women Fiction Writers", a New York Times Editors' Choice, titled "Amazing Graces".Her published poems are archived in special collections at Bowdoin College, Boston University, Barnard College, Columbia University and Dartmouth College (where she studied with Richard Eberhart and reviewed Alexander Laing's poetry collection Brandt Point for The Dartmouth).Born in Bergamo Italy, Alessandra Gelmi is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University. She was awarded a Masters Degree/Teaching Fellowship from Boston University, where she taught creative writing under the aegis of three Nobel Laureates. A former member of the White House Correspondents' Association, Alessandra has written for 4 national daily newspapers, dozens of magazines and has interviewed personalities from Stallone to Coretta Scott King. Her original plays "He and She" and "Falling Stars" were first performed at The Source Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. "Falling Stars" won first prize in its category at The Source and won first prize again when it was performed by an Equity cast, at The National Theater. Presently she works to raise funds for Mercy Center, a clinic and school in Kenya. Gelmi is an animal welfare supporter, has funded several animal care initiatives, and writes, as a senior reporter for "The Epoch Times" published internationally and devoted to human rights monitoring. In 2012 she hosted an eponymous television special documenting forced-organ-harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China.Gelmi's interest in journalism stems from her college days when her father, a surgeon, operated on Ferdinand Marcos. Alessandra asked to meet the then president of the Philippines and published the interview in "The Dartmouth", the oldest college newspaper in America.Gelmi is the daughter of June Villarreal--a Lady Commander of The Holy Sepulchre, a linguist, and former speechwriter for Egyptian foreign minister Fawzi--and is the great great granddaughter of the last Milanese consul of Czar Nicolas II.Alessandra Gelmi is now referenced in the collected papers of authors James Dickey (archived at Emory University Library) and Norman Mailer (archived at the University of Texas, Austin, in the Castaneda Library named after her great uncle, Carlos Eduardo Castaneda) . To learn more: www.alessandragelmi.com Memberships: Dartmouth Club of Washington; Harvard Club Book Prize Program Donor; The Army/Navy Club of Washington.; Dartmouth Class of 1978 Honor Roll Fundraising Drive; Barnard/Columbia Alumna; Marymount International School (Rome, Italy) Alumna; Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Alumna; Member of The Academy of American Poets; Member (former) The White House Correspondents' Association; Member, of The Authors Guild of America; Member of The Academy of Future Science; Member of The National Federation of Press Women; Member of the Cobb Island Yacht Club; Founding Member, of Ave Maria University; Member of WETA's Presidents' Club; Trustee of The Notre Dame Institute of Catechetics; Board Member of "The Honorable Michael Feighan Collection", curated at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson Library; Friend of The Global Foundation for Democracy; Landmark World Education, Advanced Curriculum Graduate, PAX Graduate; Leslie Fay Woman of The Year; Bread Loaf Scholar; Investiture in the Sovereign Order of Melchizedek.In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Gelmi has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit https://wwlifetimeachievement.com/2017/04/04/alessandra-valentina-mar ... ria-gelmi/ to view this distinguished honor.2nd Address: Dott.ssa Alessandra Gelmi, Passagio Cividini 4, Porta Nuova, 24122, Bergamo, ItalyAbout Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com


Fries R.J.,Texas A&M University | Fries R.J.,Ave Maria University | Rodriguez R.,Brookhaven National Laboratory | Rodriguez R.,Texas A&M University
Nuclear Physics A | Year: 2011

We investigate the effect of event-by-event fluctuations of the fireball created in high energy nuclear collisions on hard probe observables. We show that spatial inhomogeneities lead to changes in the nuclear suppression factor of high momentum hadrons which can be absorbed in the quenching strength q̂. This can increase the theoretical uncertainty on extracted values of q̂ by up to 50%. We also investigate effects on azimuthal asymmetries v2 and dihadron correlation functions. The latter show a promising residual signal of event-by-event quenching that might allow us to estimate the size of spatial inhomogeneities in the fireball from experimental data. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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PLYMOUTH, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ave Maria Mutual Funds is saddened by the passing of Michael Novak, a long-time member of the funds’ Catholic Advisory Board. Michael Novak was a Templeton award winner and director of Social and Political Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He also served as U.S. Delegate to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe; U.S. Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva; Adviser to the White House Office of Ethnic Affairs; and was on the faculty at Harvard University, the University of Notre Dame, Ave Maria University, and Catholic University of America. In addition to being a world-renowned theologian and author of numerous books, Michael Novak was a personal friend of Saint Pope John Paul II. George P. Schwartz, CFA, Chairman and CEO of Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc., said, “Professor Novak was a giant among Catholic intellectuals and his contributions to the Catholic Advisory Board were tremendous. He will be greatly missed.” Paul Roney, Chairman of the Catholic Advisory Board stated, “Michael had a brilliant mind and was a highly-respected voice in the Catholic world. He was committed to pro-life causes and spreading the Gospel.” Ave Maria Mutual Funds is the largest family of Catholic mutual funds in the U.S. The five no-load funds invest in companies that do not violate the pro-life, pro-family values of the Catholic Church. Ave Maria Mutual Funds launched its first fund, the Ave Maria Catholic Values Fund (Ticker: AVEMX), on May 1, 2001. Since then it has added three additional stock funds and one bond fund. The largest of the funds is the $888 million Ave Maria Rising Dividend Fund (Ticker: AVEDX). For more information about Ave Maria Mutual Funds, please call 1-866-AVE-MARIA (866-283-6274) or visit www.avemariafunds.com Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc. is a Registered Investment Adviser founded in 1980. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, the firm manages more than $1.9 billion of investor assets and has a branch office in Ave Maria, Florida. The firm aims to provide superior investment counsel to investors who seek a disciplined approach to investing. For more information about Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc., please visit www.schwartzinvest.com. Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc. serves as investment adviser for Ave Maria Mutual Funds, which invests in securities only if they meet the Funds’ investment and religious requirements. As such, the returns may be lower or higher than if decisions were based solely on investment considerations. The Funds’ method of security selection may or may not be successful and the Funds may underperform or outperform the stock market as a whole. All mutual funds are subject to market risk, including possible loss of principal. Request a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses and other information that you should read and consider carefully before investing. The prospectus can be obtained by calling 1-866-283-6274 or it can be viewed at www.avemariafunds.com. Distributed by Ultimus Fund Distributors LLC.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best schools with online programs in the state of Florida for 2017. A total of 45 schools received honors for their online education offerings, with University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University, University of South Florida-Main Campus, Jacksonville University, Tallahassee Community College and Florida Keys Community College earning top spots overall. More than a dozen unique data points were evaluated to determine each school’s score. “The schools on our Best Online Schools list for Florida all meet high standards of excellence for students who want to succeed outside of a brick-and-mortar classroom,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. Colleges and universities on the Best Online Schools list must meet specific base requirements to be included. Qualifications include being institutionally accredited and holding public or private not-for-profit status. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes the student/teacher ratio, graduation rate, employment services and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Florida’s Best Online Schools for 2017 include the following: Adventist University of Health Sciences Ave Maria University Barry University Bethune-Cookman University Broward College City College-Fort Lauderdale Daytona State College Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Everglades University Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Florida Atlantic University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Institute of Technology Florida International University Florida Keys Community College Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Florida State University Hobe Sound Bible College Hodges University Indian River State College Jacksonville University Johnson & Wales University-North Miami Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale Lynn University Nova Southeastern University Palm Beach Atlantic University Saint Leo University South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary Southeastern University St. Petersburg College St. Thomas University State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Stetson University Tallahassee Community College The Baptist College of Florida The University of West Florida Trinity College of Florida University of Central Florida University of Florida University of Miami University of North Florida University of South Florida-Main Campus Warner University Webber International University ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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FINDING CALCUTTA: MEMOIRS OF A PHOTOGRAPHER, written by Marie Bissell Constantin and published Lulu Press, Inc., is now available on http://www.lulu.com in e-book, paperback and hardcover. The cost of an e-book is $8.99; paperback is $14.99; and hardcover is $29.99. All 3 versions are also on other platforms like Amazon and Kindle, etc. FINDING CALCUTTA: MEMOIRS OF A PHOTOGRAPHER, chronicles Constantin’s photographic experiences with Mother Teresa and is a love story about the work of nuns. “I would hope in some way this book will help bring nuns back into the consciousness of people,” said Constantin. When the late Mother Teresa was alive, Constantin was invited to travel with an entourage capturing images of Mother Teresa and the sisters during the sister’s vows ceremonies, and then afterwards in rare private moments behind the scenes. While Constantin’s travels were for the purpose of giving the sisters photos of the ceremonies to send back home, she also wanted to become a nun. This was a good way for her to explore that path and maintain privacy while doing so. Even though she made three “Come-and Sees,” short live-in stints with the order, Constantin never joined, but continued working with Catholic nuns who gave services to the poor. While Constantin's commercial work takes her to industrial plants, hospitals and a host of hometown businesses in Baton Rouge, it was her personal work that took her to some of the world's worst slums—Calcutta, Haiti, Nicaragua and Tijuana—where she photographed or worked alongside Catholic nuns working with the poor. “Mother Teresa and all the nuns I was privileged to be around or write about stole my heart forever. I gave it back in this book,” Constantin concluded. “Finding Calcutta: Memoirs of a Photographer” By Marie Constantin ISBN: 978-1-4834-5476-4 (hardback) 978-1-4834-5478-8 (paperback) 978-1-4834-5477-1 (e-book) Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book Available on LULU, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble Marie Bissell Constantin—an American still photographer—became internationally known for her photographic works of the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta when the Vatican chose one of her photos to hang in St. Peter's Square for Mother Teresa's 2003 Beatification Ceremony. On September 4, 2016, Mother Teresa was declared a saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis. While in Rome to attend the ceremony, Constantin learned her photo had been used on thousands of medals that were distributed. USA Today’s piece on Constantin’s famous photo running prior to the canonization: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/09/02/famous-mother-teresa-photo-almost-never-released/89782002/ The Beatification photo was unveiled in front of over 300,000 people. During the celebrations Charles Osgood, with CBS Sunday Morning, featured Constantin in a 6-minute piece that showed more than 25 black-and-white photos Constantin made over a 13-year period. Since the Beatification, Constantin’s images of Mother Teresa have appeared in numerous venues, including museums, for the public to enjoy. On September 1, 2016 the East Baton Rouge Parish Library at 7711 Goodwood Boulevard in Baton Rouge will display an 18-piece show called Finding Calcutta. The show just came back from Ave Maria University in Florida. Ave Maria University students made this video from a talk given by Constantin in 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1-pB4HN7bk A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Marie attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduating with a journalism degree—yet she did not own a camera until the age of 32. Today she is in demand for commercial, corporate, editorial and humanitarian assignments. For more information on Marie Constantin, please visit http://www.marieconstantin.com


Alvarado S.,Arizona Western College | Calvo J.A.,Ave Maria University | Millett K.C.,University of California at Santa Barbara
Journal of Statistical Physics | Year: 2011

Freely jointed random equilateral polygons serve as a common model for polymer rings, reflecting their statistical properties under theta conditions. To generate equilateral polygons, researchers employ many procedures that have been proved, or at least are believed, to be random with respect to the natural measure on the space of polygonal knots. As a result, the random selection of equilateral polygons, as well as the statistical robustness of this selection, is of particular interest. In this research, we study the key features of four popular methods: the Polygonal Folding, the Crankshaft Rotation, the Hedgehog, and the Triangle Methods. In particular, we compare the implementation and efficacy of these procedures, especially in regards to the population distribution of polygons in the space of polygonal knots, the distribution of edge vectors, the local curvature, and the local torsion. In addition, we give a rigorous proof that the Crankshaft Rotation Method is ergodic. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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