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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. Source

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. Source

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. Source

Park D.C.,University of Texas at Dallas | Lodi-Smith J.,Canisius College | Drew L.,University of Texas at Dallas | Haber S.,University of Texas at Dallas | And 3 more authors.
Psychological Science | Year: 2014

In the research reported here, we tested the hypothesis that sustained engagement in learning new skills that activated working memory, episodic memory, and reasoning over a period of 3 months would enhance cognitive function in older adults. In three conditions with high cognitive demands, participants learned to quilt, learned digital photography, or engaged in both activities for an average of 16.51 hr a week for 3 months. Results at posttest indicated that episodic memory was enhanced in these productive-engagement conditions relative to receptive-engagement conditions, in which participants either engaged in nonintellectual activities with a social group or performed low-demand cognitive tasks with no social contact. The findings suggest that sustained engagement in cognitively demanding, novel activities enhances memory function in older adulthood, but, somewhat surprisingly, we found limited cognitive benefits of sustained engagement in social activities. © The Author(s) 2013. Source

Berim G.O.,Canisius College | Ruckenstein E.,State University of New York at Buffalo
Langmuir | Year: 2012

Adsorption isoterms and capillary condensation in an open slit with walls decorated with arrays of pillars are examined using the density functional theory. Compared with the main substrate, the pillars can have the same or different parameters in the Lennard-Jones interaction potential between them and the fluid in the slit. The roughness of the solid surface, defined as the ratio between the area of the actual surface and the area of the surface free of pillars, is controlled by the height of the pillars. It is shown that the capillary condensation pressure first increases with increasing roughness, passes through a maximum, and then decreases. The amount of adsorbed fluid at constant volume of the slit has, in general, a nonmonotonic dependence on roughness. These features of adsorption and capillary condensation are results of increased surface area and changes in the fluid-solid potential energy due to changes in roughness. © 2012 American Chemical Society. Source

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