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California State University, Stanislaus, is a campus in the 23 school California State University system which was established in 1957 in Turlock, California, United States. It is also the only campus in the CSU system to offer a bachelor's degree in cognitive studies. The university offers 133 Bachelor's degrees, 35 Master's degrees, two Doctoral degrees , and 14 teaching credentials.CSU Stanislaus has been rated in the top 10 public universities in the new West Coast Master's category by U.S. News & World Report magazine as well as a best buy in higher education for the past seven years. Stanislaus is also one of the two campuses in the 23-campus CSU system listed among the best undergraduate colleges by The Princeton Review. Wikipedia.

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News Article | February 15, 2017
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Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, Inc., a full-service CPA and advisory firm, is proud to announce that Chad Van Houten, CPA/MST and Jane Johnson, MBA, have been named Partners of the firm effective January 1, 2017. This brings the firm’s partnership to a total of eleven partners. Chad Van Houten has worked in public accounting for over 11 years and has expertise in a variety of fields, including agriculture, manufacturing, professional services, government, and not-for-profit organizations. “In the 3 years since Chad joined Grimbleby Coleman, he has showcased tremendous leadership in our firm. Equipped with the powerful combination of strong technical aptitude and exemplary client service skills, Chad helps businesses achieve growth and maximize profitability,” says Partner Jeff Coleman, CPA. Chad holds two degrees from Calvin College in Michigan: a BA in Economics and BS in Public Accountancy and has completed his Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. After managing medical practices for nine years, Jane Johnson came to Grimbleby Coleman to manage "pretty much everything.” Since 2004, Jane has been an integral part of the firm and has managed all firm-wide functions on behalf of the Partners and ensures that the firm is creating and refining systems, processes and tools to support the firm's strategic direction. “We are extremely pleased with Jane’s style of management and her commitment to the firm’s continued success and growth,” said President Clive Grimbleby, CPA. Jane holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus. Grimbleby Coleman has been serving the Central San Joaquin Valley since 1973 and is known for its focus on not just the numbers, but on the people who give them meaning. The firm encourages and supports its staff members to advance their education and pursue areas of interest to them. Grimbleby Coleman CPAs is an accounting and business advisory firm with headquarters in Modesto, California. Since 1973, the firm has been trusted by the families and businesses of the Central San Joaquin Valley to tackle every challenge with deep skill, insight, and experience. You can count on the people at Grimbleby Coleman to go beyond the numbers to actively support your personal and business success. They know that you, too, have people counting on you. http://www.gccpas.net


Bottrell D.G.,University of Maryland University College | Schoenly K.G.,California State University, Stanislaus
Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology | Year: 2012

The brown planthopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens (Stål), which periodically erupted in tropical Asian rice before the 1960s, became a major threat after farmers adopted green revolution technologies in the 1960s. Management and policy changes in the 1980s and 1990s emphasized non-insecticidal tactics to avert BPH outbreaks. However, insecticides have resurfaced as the primary means for controlling rice insect pests and tropical Asian countries have recently experienced planthopper outbreaks in record numbers. Our review of factors that have contributed to the outbreaks points to insecticides as the most tangible outbreak factor primarily because of their harmful effects on natural enemies. BPH resistance to insecticides and especially imidacloprid has increased the probability of outbreaks as farmers have applied increasing quantities of insecticide in an attempt to combat resistant populations. Similarly, heavy use of nitrogen fertilizer, especially on hybrid rice, has increased the potential for outbreaks. Other factors triggering outbreaks are less documented, but we discuss the possibility that the high outbreak synchrony in geographically separated populations of BPH may suggest a "Moran effect" such as climate that promotes an environment favoring above-average increases in BPH populations. Also, we hypothesize that BPH functions as a metapopulation and, as such, periodic outbreaks could be a natural phenomenon requiring resupply of planthoppers into vacant areas to ensure genetic linkage among subpopulations. We conclude with a series of recommendations for research and policy changes aimed at better understanding the cause of BPH outbreaks and for developing sustainable management practices to prevent future outbreaks. © 2011 Korean Society of Applied Entomology, Taiwan Entomological Society and Malaysian Plant Protection Society.


Li Y.,Xi'an Jiaotong University | Li P.P.,California State University, Stanislaus | Liu Y.,Xi'an Jiaotong University | Yang D.,Xi'an Jiaotong University
Journal of Operations Management | Year: 2010

We focus on the unique role of offshore OEM cooperation as a learning opportunity for local suppliers in the emerging economies. In particular, we conceptually argue and empirically confirm the links between learning intent, capability enhancement, governance mode, and overall innovativeness from the perspective of local suppliers in offshore OEM cooperation in China as well as the influence of local business culture within these links. We address two issues: (1) offshore OEM cooperation can be a unique opportunity for local suppliers with strong intent to learn from foreign buyers for capability enhancement and (2) the moderating effects of trust and contact as two distinctive governance modes. Addressing the two issues, we make two specific contributions to the research on inter-firm cooperation, both of which derive from the often-neglected theoretical lens of transaction value. Our general contribution lies in the extension of the transaction value perspective by specifying its dual tenets of inter-firm co-specialization and shared-trust as the central theme of inter-firm cooperation to complement the transaction cost economics and also contextualize the research on inter-firm cooperation in terms of different partners' perspectives as well as different governance modes. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Wood S.R.,California State University, Stanislaus | Buttaro Jr. A.,City University of New York
Crime and Delinquency | Year: 2013

Using hierarchical logistic regression with a nationally representative sample of state prisoners (n = 12,504), we found inmates with dual severe psychiatric and substance abuse disorders to be at higher risk of being assaulted and to assault others in prison than nonmentally ill inmates. Dually disordered inmates may be "importing" characteristics that put them at more risk of involvement in assaults. Next, more than 50% of assault victims were themselves the perpetrators of assault, and significant percentages of inmates reported posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses and physical and sexual victimizations. With other studies linking PTSD and being assaulted with revictimization and violence toward others, substance abuse, and poorer psychiatric outcomes, a study implication is providing inmates with effective trauma-relevant treatments. © The Author(s) 2013.


Poole D.,California State University, Stanislaus
Journal of Interactive Learning Research | Year: 2012

This study examined the impact of two approaches to use of student response systems (SRSs) on achievement in a study designed to better understand effective use of the devices. One condition was anonymous use of SRSs, in which graduate students selected a random clicker when entering the classroom. The second condition assigned devices to students for use throughout the semester. Two treatment and two control classes were tested, with dependent variables including percent of correct responses to questions posed in classes, performance on the midterm exam, and performance on the final exam. Results indicated that students who were assigned to specific units during the term had a higher percent of responses correct than the control group students on in-class questions. However, performance on the midterm exam and final exam was not significantly different among students in the two SRS conditions, suggesting that the benefits of SRS use can be derived from anonymous use.


Martin C.T.,California State University, Stanislaus
CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing | Year: 2012

Learning to write in a scholarly manner is often a challenge for graduate students. This study describes nursing students' use of a wiki to encourage writing collaboration among students by allowing them to cocreate, review, and edit each other's material as it is created. Students are introduced to the online wiki site the first week of the course. A technology representative assists students with a short introduction and class visits. All students participate in making decisions related to the overall character of the site. They create pages on topics related to their clinical placements. Student pages are peer and content expert reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Students include pictures, YouTube links, attachments, videos, and Web site links into their pages. Evidence-based content includes pharmacology, diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, history, genetics, and references. Students present their pages, and feedback questionnaires are collected at the end of the semester. The wiki writing assignment introduces students, faculty, and the community to graduate student projects while exposing students to new technology. Areas explored include issues and best practices regarding classroom pedagogy, as well as student support and technical challenges in the use of a wiki. Suggestions for improvement are discussed. Copyright © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Birmingham D.,Pacific University in Oregon | Mokhtari S.,California State University, Stanislaus
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics | Year: 2011

We study the thermodynamic stability of warped black holes in three-dimensional topologically massive gravity. The spacelike stretched black hole is parametrized by its mass and angular momentum. We determine the local and global stability properties in the canonical and grand canonical ensembles. The presence of a Hawking-Page type transition is established, and the critical temperature is determined. The thermodynamic metric of Ruppeiner is computed, and the curvature is shown to diverge in the extremal limit. The consequences of these results for the classical stability properties of warped black holes are discussed within the context of the correlated stability conjecture. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: TECTONICS | Award Amount: 56.94K | Year: 2012

A research team from University of Wisconsin and California State University Stanislaus, in collaboration with scientists from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, France, Mexico, and Spain are carrying out an integrated study of faulting and the earthquake cycle in northern Central America, at the deforming western end of the Caribbean plate. The major emphasis is to better measure and model deformation around a continental triple junction in southern Guatemala, where the Motagua and Polochic fault system terminates the Caribbean-North America plate boundary. Existing and new data from 110 campaign and continuous GPS sites in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and southern Mexico will be compiled and analyzed to create the first consistent regional-scale GPS velocity field for the western Caribbean. The new velocity field will be used to study four important topics, including: 1) how deformation is accommodated around the continental triple junction; 2) the motion and internal deformation of the Central America forearc sliver; 3) the manner in which the Jalpatagua fault and other volcanic arc faults in Guatemala accommodate this movement and interact with the magmatic arc; and 4) how extension is accommodated between the sinistral Motagua-Polochic fault system and the dextral Jalpatagua fault and the influence on subduction coupling and upper plate deformation of a 50 degree change in the dip of the subducting Cocos plate. Complementary outcrop, gravity, paleomagnetic, radiometric, and geochemical data will be collected in Guatemala and Honduras to provide a geological framework for interpreting and modeling the GPS velocity field. Forward and inverse modeling that integrates the available geodetic and structural observations and suitable earthquake constraints will be used to better understand the factors that dictate deformation in the region and optimize estimates of block rotations, fault coupling and locking depths, and strain rates and directions within quasi-rigid blocks.

Estimates of interseismic strain rates and long-term fault slip rates that will result from this work will inform risk analysis in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, where destructive earthquakes have occurred in the past 35 years. The study complements publicly funded studies of natural hazards in neighboring countries (i.e. Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica) and together will substantially advance understanding of these hazards in much of Central America and southern Mexico. Training workshops to be held in Guatemala and El Salvador will target one or more techniques and will constitute a mini-forum for presenting project results and educating students, scientists, and the broader public in the host countries.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 49.94K | Year: 2012

Single-molecule fluorescence (SMF) is a powerful technique to determine the formation of one or more intermediates, and to study the kinetics of the processes from the instant before an enzyme interacts with the DNA until the release of the enzymatic product, one molecule at a time. Steady-state fluorescence and other ensemble average techniques used in previous DNA base flipping studies provide information about the average state of a large number of molecules. Ensemble averaged measurements can mask fluctuations in the formation of intermediate enzyme-substrate complexes and lead to different interpretations of the enzymatic process. In the area of DNA base flipping it still remains to be answered if the enzyme pushes the nucleotide out of the helix (active mechanism) or if the enzyme binds to a provisional flipped base (passive mechanism). New single molecule approaches to fully assess the kinetics mechanism of the base flipping process are needed. UV irradiation causes carcinogen-lesions within DNA, including the formation of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPD), which are the most common type of UV DNA damage. T4 endonuclease V (T4 endo V) is a bacterial DNA repair enzyme that eliminates CPD. The crystal structure of T4 endo V shows that when the enzyme is in a complex with a helical DNA containing a thymine dimer, the 5 complementary adenine is flipped out, binding the damage site. The long-term goal is to understand at the molecular level how the enzyme finds the damage, and how, when, and why the base flipping occurs to repair damaged DNA. The goal of this work is to fully understand the repair mechanism of T4 endo V and to determine the conditions (salt, pH, etc.) that could maximize the repair process.

Damage to DNA bases can result in mutations and lead to cell death. For example, UV irradiation can result in mutations that could block replication if the systems designed to repair these damages fail. However, living organisms have enzymes to repair DNA, and many of these enzymes perform a base flipping process to recognize, gain access to, and repair damaged nucleotides. This project will study how this process works by looking at single molecules fluorescence instead of using large-scale ensemble methods. The proposed project will be performed in a Hispanic Service Institution, where the students that will participate in this project will have opportunities to learn a variety of techniques that connect the fields of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Physical Chemistry. Many of these techniques are increasingly used in many areas of biophysical research and the experience will inspire students to continue graduate studies in this and other related fields.


News Article | November 4, 2016
Site: news.yahoo.com

Giant, spike-toothed salmon that weighed almost 400 lbs. (180 kilograms) once made their home in the ancient coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean, according to new research. The now-extinct salmon species spawned in California rivers approximately 11 million to 5 million years ago, the scientists said. The fish measured up to 9 feet (2.7 meters) long, with spike-like teeth that were more than 1 inch (3 centimeters) long. Though its dagger-like teeth could have been deadly for prey, the ancient salmon was probably a filter feeder rather than a predatory species, meaning the fish took in water full of plankton as it swam, as modern Pacific salmon do, they added. The salmon's unusual spiky teeth were likely used to fight, helping them to defend their fertilized eggs, according to researchers from California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California. [My, What Sharp Teeth! 12 Living and Extinct Saber-Toothed Animals] The team of researchers, led by vertebrate paleontologist Julia Sankey, studied 51 fossils from the extinct salmon species in both freshwater and saltwater environments. "Scientifically, our research on the giant salmon is filling in a gap in our knowledge about how these salmon lived and, specifically, if they developmentally changed prior to migration upriver like modern salmon do today," Sankey said in a statement. Modern salmon experience physical changes, especially in their skull, prior to spawning, the scientists said. They noted that modern male salmon will fight to defend their eggs, and their ancient ancestors likely exhibited the same behavior. The new study found that teeth from the giant salmon found in freshwater environments were consistently longer and more sharply curved than those of the salmon found in the saltwater environments, and showed signs of wear. They added that these differences suggest that the salmon experienced changes prior to migrating upriver to spawn. The salmon's spiky teeth also may have been used to display a sign of dominance, the researchers said. "These giant, spike-toothed salmon were amazing fish," Sankey said. "You can picture them getting scooped out of the Proto-Tuolumne River [near Modesto, California] by large bears 5 million years ago." Sankey and her colleagues presented their research Oct. 27 at the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Salt Lake City.

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