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The State University of New York College at Buffalo is a public university in Buffalo, New York, United States, and is part of the State University of New York system. Buffalo State was founded in 1871 as the Buffalo Normal School for the training of teachers. Located on a 125-acre campus in the heart of Buffalo’s cultural corridor, SUNY Buffalo State now offers a wide array of academic programs, including 171 undergraduate programs with 11 honors options, 11 postbaccalaureate teacher certification programs, and 61 graduate programs.The college is almost always referred to as Buffalo State to contrast it with the much larger nearby University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, known locally as the "University at Buffalo" or "UB." Wikipedia.

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects that a self-monitoring strategy, plus a tactile prompting device, had upon the on-task and oral reading fluency behaviors of students with emotional and/or behavioral disabilities in the general education setting when used during whole group reading instruction. A multiple-baseline across pairs of participants design was used to evaluate the effects of the intervention. The results show that all four participants increased their on-task behavior during whole group reading instruction after being taught how to use the self-monitoring strategy, and their on-task behavior results were more similar to their peers' during the intervention condition. In addition, all students showed meaningful gains in oral reading fluency after being taught to self-monitor during whole group reading instruction when compared to baseline levels. Generalization probe data were taken during teacher-led, small group reading instruction. Although there were slight increases in performance for each of the target students after using the intervention for at least one week, these results should be interpreted with caution and should be further examined with future research. © 2012 Copyright 2012 SEBDA.

Holmgren C.A.,Buffalo State College | Betancourt J.L.,U.S. Geological Survey | Rylander K.A.,U.S. Geological Survey
Quaternary Research | Year: 2011

Plant macrofossils from 38 packrat middens spanning the last ~33,000cal yr BP record vegetation between ~650 and 900m elevation along the eastern escarpment of the Sierra San Pedro , northern Baja California. The middens span most of the Holocene, with a gap between ~4600 and 1800cal yr BP, but coverage in the Pleistocene is uneven with a larger hiatus between 23,100 and 14,400cal yr BP. The midden flora is relatively stable from the Pleistocene to Holocene. Exceptions include Pinus californiarum, Juniperus californica and other chaparral elements that were most abundant >23,100cal yr BP and declined after 14,400cal yr BP. Despite being near the chaparral/woodland-desertscrub ecotone during glacial times, the midden assemblages reflect none of the climatic reversals evident in the glacial or marine record, and this is corroborated by a nearby semi-continuous pollen stratigraphy from lake sediments. Regular appearance of C4 grasses and summer-flowering annuals since 13,600cal yr BP indicates occurrence of summer rainfall equivalent to modern (JAS average of ~80-90mm). This casts doubt on the claim, based on temperature proxies from marine sediments in the Guaymas Basin, that monsoonal development in the northern Gulf and Arizona was delayed until after 6200cal yr BP. © 2011 University of Washington.

Booradya L.M.,Buffalo State College
Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research | Year: 2011

This paper focuses on the aspects of fit in functional apparel. Fit typically refers to the appearance and comfort of a garment but this alone is insufficient for functional garments. Hence, a third requirement 'functional ease' has been introduced which refers to the need of the functional garment to be able to adapt to the movement of the individual while maintaining its purpose. Functional apparel can be as simple as the use of a special fabric in athletic gear to a complicated enclosed environment which must incorporate a life support system. Lab and field analysis of movement is recommended during the design process and once the prototypes are developed. Visual cues to proper fit are discussed. The options of adding flexibility and elasticity to the functional garment are given with suggestions on how to obtain variability in fit and enhance function of the garment. The fit of functional garments is considered successful when the needs of the wearer are balanced with the required functionality of the garment.

Foley M.,Buffalo State College
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship | Year: 2012

The absence of a well-defined space for library resources within course-management systems has been well documented in library literature. Academic libraries have sought to remedy this deficiency in numerous ways. This article describes how a "library nugget," or module, was added to the Buffalo State College course-management system, ANGEL. The nugget features direct access to the library catalog and several popular databases from within ANGEL. Links to library guides and research services are also provided. The nugget was a collaboration between reference librarians and the campus ANGEL administrator, who is the college's former systems librarian. User feedback has been extremely positive and campus database usage has soared. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Habitat loss and fragmentation is a serious threat to biodiversity. Fragment isolation can be reduced if fragments are connected, either structurally through habitat corridors or functionally if the species can move through the surrounding matrix. One-way to evaluate landscape connectivity is to observe natural movements of animals within fragmented landscapes. The Tana River mangabey (Cercocebus galeritus) is an endangered monkey endemic to fragmented forests along the lower Tana River in Kenya, and who has been observed to move through matrix between fragments. One mangabey group moved through 1 km of matrix, while another group moved through two areas of matrix. I collected behavioral and ranging data on the latter group to describe its behavior and time spent in the matrix. Utilizing data from belt transects in the matrix and forest fragments, I characterized the vegetation structure of the matrix and compared it to the forests included in each group's home range. The group spent the majority of their time eating while in the matrix, and spent an average 36.4 min in one matrix area and 100 min in the other. The matrix is generally characterized by the highest measures for a nonforest attribute and the lowest measures for forest attributes. These results suggest that forest fragments are functionally, but not structurally, connected for the mangabey; a landscape approach to conservation, therefore, should be taken for the lower Tana River. Research investigating the limitations of the mangabey's ability to use the matrix is needed. © 2010 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2010 by The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.

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