Concord, MA, United States
Concord, MA, United States

Cambridge College is a private, non-profit college based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in adult education.It offers distance learning and blended learning programs toward undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, counseling, psychology, management, health care management, and human services. Cambridge College operates regional centers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Springfield, Massachusetts, Augusta, Georgia, Ontario, California, Chesapeake, Virginia, Memphis, Tennessee, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. There are 1,552 undergraduate students and 5,375 graduate students enrolled at Cambridge College. Wikipedia.

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), the trade association promoting water efficiency, health, safety, quality and the environmental sustainability of plumbing products worldwide, today announced that it has appointed Kerry Stackpole, FASAE, CAE, as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, effective June 12, 2017. Stackpole has spent over two decades leading trade associations in manufacturing, technology and services. His leadership helped grow technology associations from start-up into multi-million-dollar entities and established their positions as leading industry organizations. Most recently, Stackpole served as an advance team leader for the Executive Office of the President, working both domestically and internationally to execute events on behalf of the President and Vice President of the United States. Prior to the White House, he was President and CEO of Printing and Graphics Association Mid-Atlantic, crafting the association’s award-winning marketing campaign and driving its merger with Printing Industries of Virginia. He has also served as CEO of four other trade associations and as an interim CEO and strategy consultant to professional groups. Stackpole is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (FASAE). He holds a Master of Education in Organization and Management Development from Cambridge College. “I’m incredibly excited to join the PMI team,” said Stackpole. “PMI has that rare combination of a passionate member base, a strong commitment to social action, and a talented team of people whose dedication to promoting safe, responsible plumbing is unmatched. The extraordinary product innovations from our member firms and the continued commitment to sound environmental and public health policies are setting new standards to make water a more sustainable resource. I’m honored to join this dynamic leadership team and to partner with all the great people that fuel PMI’s continued growth and success. As we add services for our members, deepen our association presence, and explore new opportunities, our mission remains unchanged – safe, responsible plumbing, always.” Stackpole succeeds Barbara C. Higgens, who has led PMI for the past 19 years and who will continue to assist in a consulting capacity during the transition to the new leader. Plumbing Manufacturers International engaged Kittleman & Associates to conduct a search for a new CEO and Executive Director. Kittleman & Associates is a Chicago-based national executive search firm that specializes in the recruitment of CEOs for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, public charities and philanthropic organizations. For more information, visit Plumbing Manufacturers International is the voluntary, not-for-profit international industry association of manufacturers of plumbing products, serving as the Voice of the Plumbing Industry. Member companies produce 90 percent of the nation’s plumbing products and represent more than 150 brands. As part of its mission, PMI advocates for plumbing product performance and innovation contributing to water savings, sustainability, public health and safety, and consumer satisfaction. For more information, contact the organization at 1921 Rohlwing Road, Unit G, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501. Visit our website at

News Article | October 2, 2017

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and many Commonwealth and City of Cambridge leaders today joined EF Education First North America CEO Dr. Edward Hult to break ground on the company’s third new building in Cambridge’s North Point neighborhood, which will result in the creation of 300 new jobs, acres of new public parkland and recreational amenities, and a new permanent operations and maintenance facility for the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). “Today’s groundbreaking is an important moment for EF that also highlights how public-private partnerships can lead to economic development, jobs, and the creation of beautiful public spaces that benefit our staff and students as well as the residents of Cambridge and Boston,” said Dr. Edward Hult. “Although we considered expansion locations outside of Massachusetts, the support we received from many different groups at the state and local levels convinced us to continue growing here. We are proud to have played a small part in the rebirth of Cambridge’s North Point neighborhood, and we are excited to continue contributing to Massachusetts’ vibrant education, innovation, and technology communities.” In 2014, the Massachusetts State Legislature unanimously passed special legislation allowing EF to acquire a 125,000-square-foot parcel of land owned by DCR and MassDOT for $20.4 million USD, which previously housed a temporary maintenance facility for DCR. The proceeds from the land sale will fund the construction of a permanent maintenance facility for DCR on one portion of the parcel, which represents an important unmet Big Dig mitigation obligation. “Massachusetts is a global and welcoming community with educational opportunities that attract students from around the world,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “For over 30 years, EF Education First has been making a positive impact on the lives of those learning from the individuals they employ and teach, while drawing tens of thousands from abroad to see all the Commonwealth has to offer. We are excited to see their continued commitment to Massachusetts through this expansion and addition of public park and recreational space for their neighbors in Cambridge.” EF’s new 300,000-square-foot, 12-story building will be designed to a LEED Gold standard and is scheduled to open in late spring 2019. The ground floor will be completely dedicated to public space with a mix of uses throughout the upper floors, including new student housing for Hult International Business School – which is affiliated with EF through the company’s founding family and owners – general office and administrative space, and above-grade parking. The ground floor will include a public fitness center with a rock climbing wall, a small café, public restrooms, and hundreds of new public bike parking spaces. “Continuing to seek opportunities that will benefit the Commonwealth’s residents, the Baker-Polito Administration remains committed to fostering public-private partnerships with dedicated organizations, such as EF Education First,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton. “Importantly, by working together, parkland improvements will be made, enabling the public to enjoy additional outdoor recreational opportunities now and well into the future.” The project will also include the addition of 60,000 square feet (2 acres) of new public green space and fitness amenities adjacent to the new building and DCR’s beautiful North Point Park, which EF will build and maintain in perpetuity. The new parklands will feature an outdoor fitness course, a “flex field” for soccer games and other impromptu activities, a passive park on the west side of the site, a sports track, pedestrian pathways, and outdoor seating. EF will also develop new tennis and basketball courts and allow for free public parking to North Point Park on the weekends at EF’s fourth building (the former Cambridge College building) on the corner of Monsignor O’Brien Highway and Museum Way. EF has also committed to contribute $500,000 to DCR over the coming five years to support the maintenance of North Point Park. “We are proud to continue our partnership with EF in helping them realize their vision for North Point,” said Skanska USA Building President & CEO, Richard Kennedy. “Public-private partnership is increasingly key to creating critical social infrastructure, and EF’s growing campus is a prime and leading example.” EF’s expansion is driven in part by rapid growth in the education and travel industries across the global economy. The company expects to add 300 new jobs associated with the project in the coming years, bringing its total headcount in Massachusetts to 1,500 by 2024. EF started in Massachusetts with three employees in a small office at One Memorial Drive in Cambridge in 1987. To thank EF employees, the community, and the public sector officials who helped make the building project a reality, company leaders hosted a unique groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction, featuring a big top circus tent and a performance by Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers. The circus theme was inspired by the many years that the circus set up camp for its performances at the Boston Garden, very near where EF's building site is located. To pay homage to the new park and recreational uses coming to North Point, 7 Fingers conceptualized a bespoke performance featuring BMX bikers, skateboarders, and aerialists, all using props that reflect the tools DCR uses to maintain more than 450,000 acres of privately- and state-owned forests and parks. EF Education First is a family-owned global education company. Through language, academic, cultural exchange and travel programs, EF hopes to play a small part in making the world a better place by uniting people across borders. With a mission of opening the world through education, EF was founded in 1965 in Lund, Sweden.

Withington P.,Cambridge College
Historical Journal | Year: 2011

The article considers the rapid increase in the English market for alcohol and tobacco in the 1620s and the set of concurrent influences shaping their consumption. It suggests that intoxicants were not merely a source of solace for 'the poor' or the lubricant of traditional community, as historians often imply. Rather, the growth in the market for beer, wine, and tobacco was driven by those affluent social groups regarded as the legitimate governors of the English commonwealth. For men of a certain disposition and means, the consumption of intoxicants became a legitimate - indeed valorized and artful - aspect of their social identity: an identity encapsulated by the Renaissance concept of 'wit'. These new styles of drinking were also implicated in the proliferation (in theory and practice) of 'societies' and 'companies', by which contemporaries meant voluntary and purposeful association. These arguments are made by unpacking the economic, social, and cultural contexts informing the humorous dialogue Wine, beere, ale and tobacco. Contending for superiority. What follows demonstrates that the ostensibly frivolous subject of male drinking casts new light on the nature of early modern social change, in particular the nature of the 'civilizing process'. Copyright © 2011 Cambridge University Press.

Humphrey N.,Cambridge College
Trends in cognitive sciences | Year: 2012

Extraordinary evidence generates extraordinary claims. I discuss the remarkable memory skills of chimpanzees tested in the Kyoto Primate Laboratory, and suggest a novel - but deflationary - hypothesis to explain them. Could the chimpanzees, who have been highly trained to learn the sequence of Arabic numerals, have developed number-colour synaesthesia?

Vere Hodge R.A.,Vere Hodge Antivirals Ltd. | Field H.J.,Cambridge College
Advances in Pharmacology | Year: 2013

This review starts with a brief description of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), the clinical diseases they cause, and the continuing clinical need for antiviral chemotherapy. A historical overview describes the progress from the early, rather toxic antivirals to acyclovir (ACV) which led the way for its prodrug, valacyclovir, to penciclovir and its prodrug, famciclovir (FCV). These compounds have been the mainstay of HSV therapy for two decades and have established a remarkable safety record. This review focuses on these compounds, the preclinical studies which reveal potentially important differences, the clinical trials, and the clinical experience through two decades. Some possible areas for further investigation are suggested. The focus shifts to new approaches and novel compounds, in particular, the combination of ACV with hydrocortisone, known as ME609 or zovirax duo, an HSV helicase-primase inhibitor, pritelivir (AIC316), and CMX001, the cidofovir prodrug for treating resistant HSV infection in immunocompromised patients. Letermovir has established that the human cytomegalovirus terminase enzyme is a valid target and that similar compounds could be sought for HSV. We discuss the difficulties facing the progression of new compounds. In our concluding remarks, we summarize the present situation including a discussion on the reclassification of FCV from prescription-only to pharmacist-controlled for herpes labialis in New Zealand in 2010; should this be repeated more widely? We conclude that HSV research is emerging from a quiescent phase. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

Pollen D.A.,University of Massachusetts Medical School | Pollen D.A.,Cambridge College
Cerebral Cortex | Year: 2011

We propose a concise novel conceptual and biological framework for the analysis of primary visual perception (PVP) that refers to the most basic levels of our awake subjective visual experiences. Neural representations for image content elaborated within V1/V2 and the early occipitotemporal (ventral) loop remain only latent with respect to PVP until spatially localized with respect to an attending observer. This process requires more than the downstream deployment of attentional resources onto targeted neurons. Additionally, the source neurons for such processes must be linked to a neural representation subserving a first-person perspective. We hypothesize that the simultaneous emergence of both the perceptual experience of image content and the personal inference of its ownership requires the resolution of any conflicting neuronal signaling between afferent and recurrent projections within and between both the ventral and dorsal streams. The V1/V2 complex and ventral cortical areas V3 and the V4 complex together with dorsal cortical areas LIP, VIP, and 7a with additional contributions from the motion areas V5/MT (middle temporal area), FST (fundus of superior temporal area), and MST (medial superior temporal area) together with their subcortical dependencies have the physiological properties required to constitute a posterior perceptual core that encodes the normal primary perceptual experience of image content, space, and sense of minimal self. © 2011 The Author.

Baddeley M.,Cambridge College
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences | Year: 2010

Typically, modern economics has steered away from the analysis of sociological and psychological factors and has focused on narrow behavioural assumptions in which expectations are formed on the basis of mathematical algorithms. Blending together ideas from the social and behavioural sciences, this paper argues that the behavioural approach adopted in most economic analysis, in its neglect of sociological and psychological forces and its simplistically dichotomous categorization of behaviour as either rational or not rational, is too narrow and stark. Behaviour may reflect an interaction of cognitive and emotional factors and this can be captured more effectively using an approach that focuses on the interplay of different decision-making systems. In understanding the mechanisms affecting economic and financial decision-making, an interdisciplinary approach is needed which incorporates ideas from a range of disciplines including sociology, economic psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroeconomics. © 2010 The Royal Society.

Liu R.G.,Cambridge College
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2015

This paper examines the properties of "lattice universes" wherein point masses are arranged in a regular lattice on spacelike hypersurfaces; open, flat, and closed universes are considered. The universes are modeled using the Lindquist-Wheeler (LW) approximation scheme, which approximates the space-time in each lattice cell by Schwarzschild geometry. Extending Lindquist and Wheeler's work, we derive cosmological scale factors describing the evolution of all three types of universes, and we use these scale factors to show that the universes' dynamics strongly resemble those of Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) universes. In particular, we use the scale factors to make more salient the resemblance between Clifton and Ferreira's Friedmann-like equations for the LW models and the actual Friedmann equations of FLRW space-times. Cosmological redshifts for such universes are then determined numerically, using a modification of Clifton and Ferreira's approach; the redshifts are found to closely resemble their FLRW counterparts, though with certain differences attributable to the "lumpiness" in the underlying matter content. Most notably, the LW redshifts can differ from their FLRW counterparts by as much as 30%, even though they increase linearly with FLRW redshifts, and they exhibit a nonzero integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect, something which would not be possible in matter-dominated FLRW universes without a cosmological constant. © 2015 American Physical Society.

Ramadan A.,Cambridge College
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers | Year: 2013

While the repressive geographies of asylum and refuge in Europe have been the focus of academic attention in recent years, much less work in geography has focused on the refugee camp as a distinctive political space. This paper sets out an analytical strategy for refugee camp space, focusing on the particular case of Palestinian camps in Lebanon. It takes three analytical cuts into the space of the camp: a critical take on Agamben's 'space of exception' that accounts for the complex, multiple and hybrid sovereignties of the camp; an analysis of the camp as an assemblage of people, institutions, organisations, the built environment and the relations between them that produce particular values and practices; and an analysis of the constrained temporality of the camp, its enduring liminality and the particular time-space from which it draws meaning. This spatial analysis of the camp offers a way of grounding geopolitics, seeing its manifestations and negotiations in the everyday lives and practices of ordinary people. The camp is much more than an anonymous terrain of conflict or a tool of international agencies, and understanding its spatiality is essential for seeing the everyday politics and material practices of refugees. © 2012 The Author. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers © 2012 Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).

Edwards A.W.F.,Cambridge College
Biological Reviews | Year: 2014

The background to R.A. Fisher's enunciation of his Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection in 1930 is traced and the Theorem in its original form explained. It can now be seen as the centrepiece of Fisher's introduction of the gene-centred approach to evolutionary biology. Although this paper is a sequel to Edwards (1994) it is not a review of the recent literature on the Theorem, to which, however, reference is made at the end. © 2013 Cambridge Philosophical Society.

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