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.
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.
News Article | February 21, 2017
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Five deserving Sallie Mae customers today are celebrating paying “Sallie Mae Back” as winners of Sallie Mae’s and Dee-1’s “Pays to Repay” contest. The collaboration between the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company and educator turned hip-hop artist rewarded customers who creatively described how paying for college had a positive effect on their future. Each had their eligible Sallie Mae student loan paid off by the company. “I’ve traveled the country with Sallie Mae educating high school students and handing out scholarships, and now we’ve taken it a step further with this contest to help people feel that joy of paying off their student loans,” said Dee-1. “That feeling, that experience, inspired me to write “Sallie Mae Back” and kicked off this incredible partnership, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it inspires these very deserving individuals.” Dee-1 and Sallie Mae officials met with Dee-1’s “Pays to Repay” winners in Dee’s hometown of New Orleans for a special ceremony and luncheon. Winners Julia Brockway-Marchello of New York, New York, Haley McIngvale of Pontotoc, Mississippi, Jose Lopez of Corona, California, Cynthia Osemwegie of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Ashley Waltho of Bayside, Wisconsin are all Sallie Mae private student loan customers. The winners were selected based on the concept, style, originality, and creativity of their entries. Julia Brockway-Marchello, 32, of New York, New York, is currently completing her fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. She was inspired to become a doctor after being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment in the sixth grade. Julia’s oncologist encouraged her to share her experience with other kids, which eventually translated to a career in medicine. The life-saving knowledge Julia has gained continues to inspire and empower her to bring the best possible care to her patients. Jose Lopez, 26, of Corona, California, is a second-year medical student at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. The son of Peruvian immigrants, Jose is the first in his family to attend college in the U.S. Jose used his Sallie Mae loan to help pay for his post-baccalaureate program in medicine. Haley McIngvale, 28, of Pontotoc, Mississippi, received his Juris Doctorate in 2015 at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Paying off his student loan will allow Haley to focus on his dream of becoming an entrepreneur and opening a small business, as well as starting a college fund for his son. Cynthia Osemwegie, 31, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, emigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria as a teenager and is the first in her family to attend college. A single parent, she’s already completed her undergraduate degree and currently is working on her MBA with a concentration in health care management at Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Paying off her student loan will enable her to save more money for her daughter’s education. Ashley Waltho, 24, of Bayside, Wisconsin, recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health care administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After growing up in a household with 12 siblings, she proudly became the first female in her family to graduate from college, and she was able to do so while working. Ashley is already putting the skills she learned in college to good use in her current role as an executive director at a skilled nursing facility. “From being first in their family to attend college, to taking an entrepreneurial leap, to helping others, our contest winners are shining examples of the value of a higher education,” said Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie Mae. “Like Dee-1, these inspiring individuals offer their perspectives on how college has changed their lives and, what’s more, they are using their degrees to pay it forward. We are thrilled to partner with Dee not only to pay off their student loans, but also to share their stories.” In addition to Dee-1’s “Pays to Repay” contest, Sallie Mae and Dee-1 partnered for “Dee-1’s Knowledge for College” tour, which awarded $95,000 in scholarships to high school students in five states. Together, Sallie Mae and Dee-1 have awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships and loan payments to students and customers across the country. Dee-1 and Sallie Mae also released the “Pay Off Your Student Loans Playlist,” a set of tips, tools, and resources to help students understand and manage student loan payments. Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.
Pontzen A.,Kavli Institute for Cosmology and Institute of Astronomy |
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Governato F.,University of Washington
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Year: 2012
We propose and successfully test against new cosmological simulations a novel analytical description of the physical processes associated with the origin of cored dark matter density profiles. In the simulations, the potential in the central kiloparsec changes on sub-dynamical time-scales over the redshift interval 4 > z > 2, as repeated, energetic feedback generates large underdense bubbles of expanding gas from centrally concentrated bursts of star formation. The model demonstrates how fluctuations in the central potential irreversibly transfer energy into collisionless particles, thus generating a dark matter core. A supply of gas undergoing collapse and rapid expansion is therefore the essential ingredient. The framework, based on a novel impulsive approximation, breaks with the reliance on adiabatic approximations which are inappropriate in the rapidly changing limit. It shows that both outflows and galactic fountains can give rise to cusp flattening, even when only a few per cent of the baryons form stars. Dwarf galaxies maintain their core to the present time. The model suggests that constant density dark matter cores will be generated in systems of a wide mass range if central starbursts or active galactic nucleus phases are sufficiently frequent and energetic. © 2012 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2012 RAS.
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.
Dauncey M.J.,Cambridge College
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition | Year: 2014
Nutrition affects the brain throughout life, with profound implications for cognitive decline and dementia. These effects are mediated by changes in expression of multiple genes, and responses to nutrition are in turn affected by individual genetic variability. An important layer of regulation is provided by the epigenome: nutrition is one of the many epigenetic regulators that modify gene expression without changes in DNA sequence. Epigenetic mechanisms are central to brain development, structure and function, and include DNA methylation, histone modifications and non-protein-coding RNAs. They enable cell-specific and age-related gene expression. Although epigenetic events can be highly stable, they can also be reversible, highlighting a critical role for nutrition in prevention and treatment of disease. Moreover, they suggest key mechanisms by which nutrition is involved in the pathogenesis of age-related cognitive decline: many nutrients, foods and diets have both immediate and long-term effects on the epigenome, including energy status, that is, energy intake, physical activity, energy metabolism and related changes in body composition, and micronutrients involved in DNA methylation, for example, folate, vitamins B6 and B12, choline, methionine. Optimal brain function results from highly complex interactions between numerous genetic and environmental factors, including food intake, physical activity, age and stress. Future studies linking nutrition with advances in neuroscience, genomics and epigenomics should provide novel approaches to the prevention of cognitive decline, and treatment of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 3 September 2014; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2014.173.
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.
Alpoge L.,Cambridge College
Journal of Combinatorial Theory. Series A | Year: 2014
We prove that the number of partitions of an integer into at most b distinct parts of size at most n forms a unimodal sequence for n sufficiently large with respect to b. This resolves a recent conjecture of Stanley and Zanello. © 2014.
Edwards A.W.F.,Cambridge College
Genetics | Year: 2012
R. C. Punnett, the codiscoverer of linkage with W. Bateson in 1904, had the good fortune to be invited to be the first Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, in 1912 when Bateson, for whom it had been intended, declined to leave his new appointment as first Director of the John Innes Horticultural Institute. We here celebrate the centenary of the first professorship dedicated to genetics, outlining Punnett's career and his scientific contributions, with special reference to the discovery of "partial coupling" in the sweet pea (later "linkage") and to the diagram known as Punnett's square. His seeming reluctance as coauthor with Bateson to promote the reduplication hypothesis to explain the statistical evidence for linkage is stressed, as is his relationship with his successor as Arthur Balfour Professor, R. A. Fisher. The background to the establishment of the Professorship is also described. © 2012 by the Genetics Society of America.
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.