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Canisius College /kəˈniːʃəs/ is a private college in Buffalo, New York, United States. The college was founded in 1870 by members of the Society of Jesus from Germany and is named after St. Peter Canisius. The college is one of 28 institutions in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. It is not to be confused with Canisius-Kolleg, a prestigious gymnasium in Berlin, Germany also founded by the Jesuits.The campus sprawls across over a mile of city blocks and includes dedicated NCAA Division I athletic facilities along with various academic and residence buildings. Wikipedia.

This paper develops a system dynamics model of Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) systems in order to differentiate ITQ from total allowable catch (TAC) effects and to identify areas where policy changes and management improvement may be most effective. ITQ systems provide incentives for long-term stewardship but when fisheries are managed ?at the edge,{norm of matrix} the incentives are inadequate for stock rebuilding. The free-market design of ITQ systems means that fishermen may be in conflict with the long-run, public sustainability goals of fishery management. An adaptive control scheme with a contingent public/private transfer payment is proposed to improve long-term results for both the local community and the general public. © 2011 by the authors.

Hertz M.,Canisius College
SIGCSE'10 - Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education | Year: 2010

Thirty-one years ago, the ACM Computing Curricula used the terms "CS1" and "CS2" to designate the first two two courses in the introductory sequence of a computer science major. While computer science education has greatly changed since that time, we still refer to introduction to programming courses as CS1 and basic data structures courses as CS2. This common shorthand is then used to enable students to transfer between institutions and as a base of many research studies. In this paper we show that while there is wide agreement on the connotation of CS1 and CS2, there is little agreement as to the denotation of these terms. Surveying CS1 and CS2 instructors, we find little agreement on how important various topics are to each of these course and less agreement on how well students master the material. Even after limiting the analysis to whether a topic has ANY important or students complete a course with ANY mastery of the material, we continue to find significant disagreements between instructors. Copyright 2010 ACM.

Gregg T.M.,Canisius College | Keister J.B.,State University of New York at Buffalo | Diver S.T.,State University of New York at Buffalo
Journal of the American Chemical Society | Year: 2013

Reaction kinetics and mechanistic studies for ethylene-internal alkyne metathesis promoted by the phosphine-free initiator Ru1 (Piers's catalyst) is described. The kinetic order of reactants and catalyst was determined. The effect of ethylene was studied at different solution concentrations using ethylene gas mixtures applied at constant pressure. Unlike earlier studies with the second-generation Grubbs complex, ethylene was found to show an inverse first-order rate dependence. Under catalytic conditions, a ruthenacyclobutane intermediate was observed by proton NMR spectroscopy at low temperature. Combined with the kinetic study, these data suggest a catalytic cycle involving a reactive LnRu=CH2 species in equilibrium with ethylene to form a ruthenacyclobutane, a catalyst resting state. Rates were determined for a variety of internal alkynes of varying substitution. Also, at low ethylene pressures, preparative syntheses of several 2,3-disubstituted 1,3-butadienes were achieved. Using the kinetic method, several phosphine-free inhibitors were examined for their ability to promote ethylene-alkyne metathesis and to guide selection of the optimal catalyst. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

Reed P.A.,Canisius College
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (United Kingdom) | Year: 2013

It is commonly proposed that artifacts cannot be understood without reference to human intentions. This fact, I contend, has relevance to the use of artifacts in intentional action. I argue that because artifacts have intentions embedded into them antecedently, when we use artifacts we are sometimes compelled to intend descriptions of our actions that we might, for various reasons, be inclined to believe that we do not intend. I focus this argument to a specific set of artifacts, namely, medical devices, before considering an extended application to emergency contraceptive devices. Although there is some debate about whether emergency contraception has an abortifacient effect, I argue that if there is an abortifacient effect, then the effect cannot normally be a side effect of one's action. © The Author 2013.

Lodi-Smith J.,Canisius College | Roberts B.W.,University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Psychology and Aging | Year: 2012

The current research examined the longitudinal relationship between social engagement and personality traits in older adults. Specifically, the present research examined how engagement in family and community roles related to conscientiousness, agreeableness, and emotional stability in a sample of 100 Illinois residents age 60-86 years assessed twice over a period of 2.5 years. Social engagement and personality traits were related in three ways. First, concurrent relationships during Wave 1 suggested that agreeable older adults are more socially engaged. Next, Wave 1 standing on both personality traits and social engagement predicted respective change over time. In addition, changes in engagement and personality traits covaried over time. The specific patterns presented in this study suggest that although some relationships were consistent with research findings in young adulthood and midlife, role investment in old age may have a distinctly different meaning than role investment earlier in the life span. These patterns suggest that personality traits can both inform our understanding of engagement during older adulthood and that personality traits may be meaningful outcomes of the aging experience in their own right. © 2012 American Psychological Association.

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