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News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its analysis of New Jersey’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. 16 four-year schools made the list, with Rutgers University, Saint Peter’s University, College of Saint Elizabeth, Seton Hall University and Caldwell University scoring the highest. Of the 9 two-year colleges that also made the list Mercer County Community College, Camden County College, Rowan College at Burlington County, Atlantic Cape Community College and Passaic County Community College were the top five schools. “These New Jersey schools have demonstrated their excellence not only for offering outstanding online certificates and degrees but also for providing high-quality student resources,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “For students with geographical limitations or busy schedules, these online programs maintain the same high standards as more traditional, on-campus learning options.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in New Jersey” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional data points such as the availability of financial aid opportunities, academic counseling services, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in New Jersey for 2017 include the following: Caldwell University Centenary College College of Saint Elizabeth Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Felician College Georgian Court University Monmouth University Montclair State University New Jersey City University New Jersey Institute of Technology Rowan University Rutgers University Saint Peter's University Seton Hall University Thomas Edison State University William Paterson University of New Jersey The Best Online Two-Year Schools in New Jersey for 2017 include the following: Atlantic Cape Community College Bergen Community College Brookdale Community College Camden County College Cumberland County College Mercer County Community College Ocean County College Passaic County Community College Rowan College at Burlington County ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

Kundu S.,Centenary College | Das A.,Centenary College | Ghosh B.,Centenary College
International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Year: 2015

Objectives: The use of pepper fruit is renowned for its capsaicin content that has numerous beneficial effects in food and pharmaceutical industry. However pepper fruits exhibit wide variations in the accumulation of capsaicin depending on agro-climatic conditions. Therefore, we have performed experiments to evaluate the variation of major bioactive compounds including capsaicin of world second hottest chili pepper Bhut Jolokia fruit across two different agro-climatic conditions. Methods: All the analysis was done according to standard protocols. Results: Biochemical combined with High Performance Thin layer Chromatography (HPTLC) analyses confirmed significant differences in major bioactive compounds including capsaicin due to the variation in agro-climatic conditions as well as elevation. It was observed that total phenolic and flavonoid content of Bhut Jolokia fruit (BJ-N) cultivated in Nagaland were more than 2-fold higher compared to the fruits (BJ-W) cultivated in West Bengal. The amount of capsaicin was found to be 4.345–folds higher in BJ-N compared to BJ-W. The Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis revealed that the chemical composition of the Bhut Jolokia fruits growing in two different geographical location also exhibit chemodiversity. Conclusion: An overabundance of the agro-climatic conditions likely to differ across the two different elevations. There may be a complex interaction among these different features that play a key role of this significant variation of fruit phenotype as well as major bioactive compounds. The decrease in elevation may be the key reason of the trade-offs of pungency and important secondary metabolites in pepper fruit cultivated in West Bengal. © 2015, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. All rights reserved.

Maschi T.,Fordham University | Viola D.,New York Medical College | Morgen K.,Centenary College
Gerontologist | Year: 2014

Purpose of Study: A theoretical integration of the life course perspective, cumulative advantage, disadvantage or inequality, and stress processing theories provide an important integrated lens to study the relationship between accumulated interpersonal, social-structural, and historical trauma and stressful experiences on mental well-being mental well-being in later life. Design and Methods: This study builds upon the extant literature by examining the mediating role of coping resources on the relationship between trauma and stressful life experiences, post traumatic stress symptoms, and mental well-being among a sample of 677 adults aged 50 and older in prison. Results: The majority (70%) reported experiencing one or more traumatic or stressful life experiences during their life span. Participants also reported on average 11 occurrences of multilevel trauma and stressful life events and lingering subjective distress related to these events. Results of a structural equation model revealed that internal and external coping resources (e.g., cognitive, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social) had a significant and inverse effect on the relationship between trauma and stressful life experiences and mental well-being. Implications: As prisons are forced to deal with an aging population, research in this area can take the preliminary steps to enhance understanding of risk and resilience among older adults in prison. This understanding will aid in the development and improvement of integrated theory-based interventions seeking to increase human rights, health, and well-being among older adults in prison. © 2013 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America. All rights reserved.

Wiseman A.W.,Lehigh University | Anderson E.,Centenary College
Computers and Education | Year: 2012

The widespread use and availability of information and communication technologies (ICT) has greatly impacted how nations conceptualize innovation and the ways formal mass education can be used to advance socio-political and economic agendas. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have increasingly focused on the roles of science and technology in building research development and innovation (RDI) capacity to create national innovation systems (NIS). This paper uses evidence from the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the 2009 World Bank Institute Knowledge Economy Index (KEI) to investigate the spread of ICT in national education systems in the GCC countries and the impact of ICT-based learning as a catalyst for NIS and RDI capacity in the region. Previous research suggests that ICT-based instruction has the potential to build capacity in knowledge development, which is a key component in the establishment of national innovation systems. However, the analyses presented here suggest that the ways ICT is used in education in the GCC do not build capacity in knowledge development in youth. Although evidence shows that GCC countries do have institutional capacity in ICT, it is not used for knowledge development in part because of limitations imposed by the cultural contexts for education in the Gulf. The paper concludes with recommendations for ways that GCC teachers can use ICT to create national innovation systems and research capacity through reforms to teacher training and professional development. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Beliakov G.,Deakin University | Bustince H.,Public University of Navarra | Goswami D.P.,Jadavpur University | Mukherjee U.K.,Centenary College | Pal N.R.,Indian Statistical Institute
Information Sciences | Year: 2011

Atanassov's intuitionistic fuzzy set (AIFS) is a generalization of a fuzzy set. There are various averaging operators defined for AIFSs. These operators are not consistent with the limiting case of ordinary fuzzy sets, which is undesirable. We show how such averaging operators can be represented by using additive generators of the product triangular norm, which simplifies and extends the existing constructions. We provide two generalizations of the existing methods for other averaging operators. We relate operations on AIFS with operations on interval-valued fuzzy sets. Finally, we propose a new construction method based on the Łukasiewicz triangular norm, which is consistent with operations on ordinary fuzzy sets, and therefore is a true generalization of such operations. © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Pal N.R.,Indian Statistics Institute | Bustince H.,Public University of Navarra | Pagola M.,Public University of Navarra | Mukherjee U.K.,Centenary College | And 2 more authors.
Information Sciences | Year: 2013

We review the existing measures of uncertainty (entropy) for Atanassov's intuitionistic fuzzy sets (AIFSs). We demonstrate that the existing measures of uncertainty for AIFS cannot capture all facets of uncertainty associated with an AIFS. We point out and justify that there are at least two facets of uncertainty of an AIFS, one of which is related to fuzziness while the other is related to lack of knowledge or non-specificity. For each facet of uncertainty, we propose a separate set of axioms. Then for each of fuzziness and non-specificity we propose a generating family (class) of measures. Each family is illustrated with several examples. In this context we prove several interesting results about the measures of uncertainty. We prove some results that help us to construct new measures of uncertainty of both kinds. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Paul J.,Nagoya University | Paul J.,University of Washington | Rana J.,Centenary College
Journal of Consumer Marketing | Year: 2012

Purpose: The main objective of this study is to understand the behavior of ecological consumers and their intention to purchase organic food. The study aims to determine the factors influencing consumer behavior towards organic food. Design/methodology/approach: The method used for the data collection was a face-to-face interview, using a structured questionnaire, with closed-ended questions. In total, 463 respondents participated in the survey. It was decided to use various multivariate analyses like multiple regressions, factor analysis and cluster analysis with large sample size. Findings: The results indicate that health, availability and education from demographic factors positively influence the consumer's attitude towards buying organic food. Overall satisfaction of consumers for organic food is more than inorganic food but the satisfaction level varies due to different factors. Practical implications: This study suggests that retailers can develop effective marketing program and strategies to influence consumers positively. They can emphasize the health benefits and quality of organic food. They can make these products easily available to attract consumers to buy organic food. Originality/value: This study provides valuable insight into consumer behavior regarding organic food by examining the factors that influence consumers' intention to purchase organic food, within the Indian context. The lessons can also be replicated in other countries for marketing organic foods. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Ghosh S.K.,Centenary College
Environmental science and pollution research international | Year: 2013

Plastic is a broad name given to the different types of organic polymers having high molecular weight and is commonly derived from different petrochemicals. Plastics are generally not biodegradable or few are degradable but in a very slow rate. Day by day, the global demand of these polymers is sharply increasing; however, considering their abundance and potentiality in causing different environmental hazards, there is a great concern in the possible methods of degradation of plastics. Recently, there have been some debates at the world stage about the potential degradation procedures of these synthetic polymers and microbial degradation has emerged as one of the potential alternative ways of degradation of plastics. Alternatively, some scientists have also reported many adverse effects of these polymers in human health, and thus, there is an immediate need of a potential screening of some potential microbes to degrade these synthetic polymers. In this review, we have taken an attempt to accumulate all information regarding the chemical nature along with some potential microbes and their enzymatic nature of biodegradation of plastics along with some key factors that affect their biodegradability.

Maiti S.,Centenary College | Panja S.K.,Centenary College | Bandyopadhyay C.,Centenary College
Tetrahedron | Year: 2010

The reaction of 2-(N-alkenyl-N-aryl)amino-4-oxo-4H-1-benzopyran-3- carbaldehyde with dimedone/Meldrum's acid/4-hydroxycoumarin by heating in ethanol in the presence of pyridine produces polycyclic heterocycles bearing pyridine and pyran rings in a one-pot reaction. The effect of substituents on N-atom of the amino function controls the mode of reaction. Terminal alkenes prefer intramolecular Michael type reaction, but non-terminal alkenes favour Diels-Alder reaction, whereas, under similar condition, 2-(N-alkyl-N-allyl) amino-4-oxo-4H-1-benzopyran-3-carbaldehyde undergoes domino-Knoevenagel-hetero Diels-Alder reaction. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Centenary College | Date: 2015-11-30

Medical apparel, namely, womens garment for use in medical examination and treatment; Medical treatment apparel.

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