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Baker University is a private, residential, university located in Baldwin City, Kansas, United States. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest university in Kansas and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.Baker University is made up of four schools. The College of Arts and science and the undergraduate courses in the School of Education are located at the campus in Baldwin City, Kansas. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies and the graduate branch of the SOE serve working adults at campuses in Lee's Summit, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri, Overland Park, Kansas, Topeka, Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, and Wichita, Kansas. The School of Nursing, which is operated in partnership with Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka, offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.Enrollment in all four schools has grown to a total student population more than 3,000, with more than 900 students on the Baldwin City campus. A 2014 survey by the Kansas City Business Journal listed Baker University's MBA program as having the largest enrollment for MBA programs in the Kansas City, Missouri Metropolitan Area. Wikipedia.

Meirovitch E.,Bar - Ilan University | Zerbetto M.,University of Padua | Polimeno A.,University of Padua | Freed J.H.,Baker University
Journal of Physical Chemistry B | Year: 2011

The slowly relaxing local structure (SRLS) approach, developed for NMR spin relaxation analysis in proteins, is applied herein to amide 15N relaxation in deoxy and carbonmonoxy hemoglobin. Experimental data including 15N T1, T2 and 15N-{1H} NOE, acquired at 11.7 and 14.1 T, and 29 and 34 °C, are analyzed. The restricted local motion of the N-H bond is described in terms of the principal value (S0 2) and orientation (βD) of an axial local ordering tensor, S, and the principal values (R∥ L and R⊥ L) and orientation (βO) of an axial local diffusion tensor, RL. The parameters c0 2 (the potential coefficient in terms of which S0 2 is defined), R∥ L, βD, and βO are determined by data fitting; R⊥ L is set equal to the global motional rate, R C, found previously to be (5.2-5.8) - 106 1/s in the temperature range investigated. The principal axis of S is (nearly) parallel to the Ci-1 α-Ci α axis; when the two axes are parallel, βD = -101.3° (in the frame used). The principal axis of RL is (nearly) parallel to the N-H bond; when the two axes are parallel, βO = -101.3°. For 'rigid' N-H bonds located in secondary structure elements the best-fit parameters are S0 2 = 0.88-0.95 (corresponding to local potentials of 8.6-19.9 kBT), R∥ L = 109-10 10 1/s, βD = -101.3° ± 2.0°, and βO = -101.3° ± 4°. For flexible N-H bonds located in loops the best-fit values are S0 2 = 0.75-0.80 (corresponding to local potentials of 4.5-5.5 kBT), R ∥ L = (1.0-6.3) - 108 1/s, βD = -101.3° ± 4.0°, and βO = -101.3° ± 10°. These results are important in view of their physical clarity, inherent potential for further interpretation, consistency, and new qualitative insights provided (vide infra). © 2010 American Chemical Society. Source

Bucher J.,Baker University
Journal of Drug Education | Year: 2012

The military provides a unique social environment given the organization and culture of the institution. Understanding substance use by those inside this institution provides insight into both the population as well as substance use in general. Using data collected from in-depth interviews, this article explores the nature and extent of substance use among a sample of current U.S. Army personnel. Additionally, possible interpretations of the cause of this substance use are explored and explained through the application of strain and social learning theories. Important findings include marijuana use (36% of sample) and steroid use (32% of sample). © 2012, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc. Source

Jha R.,Baker University
World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2014: Water Without Borders - Proceedings of the 2014 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress | Year: 2014

To date, more than 20 different stream classification systems have been proposed and yet none of them have been accepted universally. Here, we introduce "elevation above mean sea level" as the new universal stream classifying parameter. 873 field values describing hydraulic geometry of UK, U.S., and Canadian streams were compiled and divided into five distinct elevation zones. Modal and most probable values (MPVs) of aspect ratio (Ar), channel slope (Sc), and sinuosity (P) occurring concurrently in nature were calculated for each of the five elevation zones. Ar initially increased while moving upstream and then decreased above 5,000 ft. Sc always exhibited an increasing trend with elevation. P showed high values only at 0-250 ft range and for all other zones was observed to be fairly constant. When datasets of sandy, gravel, and cobble streams were divided separately into these five elevation zones, similar behavior was observed in the MPVs of Ar, Sc, and P for each stream type. © 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers. Source

Gross V.,University of Leipzig | Miller W.R.,Baker University | Hochberg R.,University of Massachusetts Lowell
Zootaxa | Year: 2014

A new genus and species of Arthrotardigrada is described from Florida, USA based on its unique adhesive pad/claw com-binations. Mutaparadoxipus duodigifinis gen. nov., sp. nov., is characterized by well-developed, ventral secondary clavae that are adjacent to the mouth, pointed lateral and caudal alae, seminal receptacles with coiled ducts opening lateral to the gonopore, and all legs with digits bearing proximal adhesive pads. Distal claws are present on digits I-III of legs I-III, but are missing from digit IV. On leg IV, distal claws are present only on digits II & III. A single accessory point is present on claws II & III only. This is the fourth species discovered to date with proximal adhesive pads, increasing support for a clade of adhesive-padded arthrotardigrades, and is likely the sister taxon of Paradoxipus orzeliscoides. The incomplete set of claws may represent an evolutionary step in a progressive loss of claws hypothesized to have occurred within the Halechiniscidae. The subfamily Orzeliscinae is amended as a result. Copyright © 2014 Magnolia Press. Source

Perry E.S.,Unity College | Miller W.R.,Baker University
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington | Year: 2015

Abstract A new species of tardigrade in the family Echiniscoididae, Echiniscoides wyethi, was found on the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides (L.) at several intertidal sites around Allen Island, Maine, USA. The new species is named after the American artist Andrew Wyeth and the Wyeth family who own the island on which this species was discovered. The new species is separated from all other Echiniscoides by the smooth cuticle, long flexible buccal tube, and the number of claws on the legs of the adult. Source

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