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Cardinal Stritch University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The university also offers courses in Kenosha, Wisconsin; Madison, Wisconsin; Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Rochester, Minnesota, and has outreach programs throughout Wisconsin. Cardinal Stritch University is the nation's largest Franciscan university. Its motto, Ut probetis potiora , is taken from Philippians 1:10.Cardinal Stritch University's enrollment for the 2009–2010 academic year was 6,276. Tuition that year was $20,000. About 82 percent of Stritch students benefit from scholarships, grants, work-study programs and loans. Wikipedia.

Busch A.M.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | Busch A.M.,Brown University | Callaghan G.M.,San Jose State University | Kanter J.W.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

Few theories of psychotherapy give direction to the therapist on a moment-to-moment level or make predictions about how specific therapist techniques change client behavior in session. Functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP, Kohlenberg and Tsai in Functional analytic psychotherapy: a guide for creating intense and curative therapeutic relationships. Plenum, New York 1991) provides this direction and prediction. Specifically, FAP claims that client problem behaviors will be displayed in the therapeutic relationship and that the therapist can improve client in-session behavior through differential, contingent responding. Further, it is assumed that these improvements in session can be generalized to out of session relationships. The FAP rating scale (FAPRS) was developed for the purpose of coding in-session client and therapist behaviors in an effort to test FAP's purported mechanism of change. The current study seeks to replicate and extend initial FAPRS findings (Callaghan et al. in J Contemp Psychother 33:321-339, 2003) regarding mechanism of change and to address transportability. FAPRS coding data from a single successful case of an individual diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and treated with FAP is presented. Results indicate that the FAPRS system is transportable and are generally supportive of the claim that therapist contingent responding leads to client improvement. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. Source

Scheiding T.,Cardinal Stritch University
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics

Starting in the interwar years both the quantity and quality of physics research conducted within the United States increased dramatically. To accommodate these increases there needed to be significant changes to the infrastructure within the scholarly society and particularly to the organization's ability to publish and distribute scholarly journals. Significant changes to the infrastructure in physics in the United States began with the formation of the American Institute of Physics as an umbrella organization for the major scholarly societies in American physics in 1931. The American Institute of Physics played a critical role in bringing about an expansion in the size of and breadth of coverage within scholarly journals in physics. The priority the American Institute of Physics placed on establishing a strong publication program and the creation of the American Institute of Physics itself were stimulated by extensive involvement and financial investments from the Chemical Foundation. It was journals of sufficient size and providing an appropriate level of coverage that were essential after World War II as physicists made use of increased patronage and public support to conduct even more research. The account offered here suggests that in important respects the significant government patronage that resulted from World War II accelerated changes that were already underway. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Fritsch T.,Case Western Reserve University | McClendon M.J.,Case Western Reserve University | Smyth K.A.,Case Western Reserve University | Geldmacher D.S.,University of Alabama at Birmingham | And 2 more authors.
Activities, Adaptation and Aging

In a pilot investigation we evaluated the impact of a structured early memory loss (EML) program intervention in a longitudinal (repeated measures) study of 55 persons with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia. At four test sites we examined whether participation in the club-which sought to stimulate mental activity and social interaction, provide opportunities for light exercise, and teach memory strategies-would be associated with changes in cognitive function during 1 year. Controlling for relevant covariates, we found that club participation was associated with improvements in two of three executive function measures and maintenance of function in two of three memory measures. We observed decline, over time, on a measure of delayed recall. There were interactions between change and test site, indicating that some effects were related to where clubs were located. This pilot study suggests that EML clubs may be an efficacious, nonpharmacologic intervention for people with early memory loss. However, further research (especially randomized control trials) is needed before recommending widespread implementation of this program. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Source

Schoneman D.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | Hansen J.M.,Wisconsin Center for Nursing | Garrett S.,Cardinal Stritch University
Public Health Nursing

Changes in the delivery of community/public health (C/PH) nursing have challenged nursing educators to seek innovative ways to ensure that their educational programs produce competent entry-level practitioners. This article describes how public health professionals and faculty from eight regional colleges and universities in Southeastern Wisconsin came together to better understand both what C/PH nursing content was being taught in the region, and the extent to which that content was aligned with the Public Health Nurse Competencies defined by the Quad Council in 2004. Based on self-reporting by nursing school faculty as well as a separate mapping of course objectives into the competency areas, the project found that the curricula of the participating colleges and universities adequately addressed most of the competencies in the Quad Council domains one through six. Competencies in domains seven (financial planning/management skills) and eight (leadership/systems thinking skills) were not, however, adequately addressed and plans were subsequently developed to fill those gaps. In addition to helping each institution identify strengths and gaps in its own curriculum, the project provided an unprecedented opportunity for both public health professionals and academics to build relationships, share best practices, and exchange resources. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Source

Roudaki A.,North Dakota State University | Doroodchi M.M.,Cardinal Stritch University | Li J.,North Dakota State University
Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

In this paper, we present a novel dynamic scheme to estimate the execution time of stored procedures inside the Database Management Systems (DBMS). Our estimation model can provide users an accurate estimation of the execution time of stored procedures. The proposed estimation model adopts the basic idea of Radial Basis Function (RBF) network to accurately predict the execution time of the stored procedures based on their input parameters. Our model is self-trained and does not need a separate training set. Moreover, it can automatically adjust itself to adapt to the changes of the database. Furthermore, our proposed model can be implemented by SQL to embed directly in the database which is an important advantage over previous systems. Extensive experimental results show that the proposed approach can accurately predict the execution time of stored procedures with error rate below 10% after getting executed for as least as 20 times. Moreover, the new model can effectively adjust itself to dramatic database updates. © 2011 IEEE. Source

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