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City University of Seattle
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City University of Seattle, also known as CityU, is a private not-for-profit institution of higher learning based in Seattle, Washington. CityU currently enrolls 7,639 students worldwide . The university consists of the School of Management, Albright School of Education, the Division of Arts/science and Management Institute. CityU of Seattle offers campus education around the world and online education. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 19, 2017

South Dakotan and entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford, one of the country’s most generous philanthropists, is donating $28 million to the private, nonprofit National University System to further its role leading the national adoption of three initiatives: Sanford Harmony, Sanford Inspire and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. Based on the vision of Mr. Sanford, the three Sanford Education Programs provide innovative, research-based solutions designed to address critical needs in teacher education, PreK-12 instruction and nonprofit fundraising. The donation, which is the largest ever received by the National University System, ensures the continued expansion of all three programs, which give people the tools to develop better relationships. More than 500,000 PreK-12 students from Los Angeles to New York City are being reached through a phased roll-out of two of the initiatives: Sanford Harmony, a PreK-6 social emotional learning program that promotes positive peer interactions and communication among boys and girls; and Sanford Inspire, which supports inspiring PreK-12 teaching through teacher education. The Sanford Harmony program, based on eight years of research at Arizona State University’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, has also been adopted in some of the largest school districts in the country. “We are very appreciative to have received this historic gift, which affirms the remarkable impact of these initiatives and allows for us to expand even further the capacity of these programs to transform the lives of our children, schools and communities,” said Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, Chancellor of the National University System, a network of nonprofit education institutions including National University that collectively serve higher education and K-12 students. “We are honored to carry out the vision of Denny Sanford, who is the inspiration and driving force behind these programs, and we are dedicated to ensuring their impact will last for generations.” The donation from Mr. Sanford brings total funding to date for the programs to approximately $70 million, which comes through a combination of donations from Mr. Sanford, Dr. Cunningham, anonymous donors and matching funds from National University itself. The National University System is leading the nationwide expansion of the programs through collaborations with more than a dozen other universities and numerous school districts around the country. The funding allows for Sanford Harmony to be available to PreK-12 schools at no cost. “Helping others is what this is all about, and it’s why I’m so pleased to recognize the remarkable impacts these three programs are having nationwide,” said Mr. Sanford. “What started out as a dream is now a reality, and to me the greatest gift of all is being able to see for myself how these programs are strengthening our communities and helping children succeed in school and life.” With adoption in more than three dozen states, the PreK-6 Sanford Harmony social emotional learning program continues to expand significantly. Based on Mr. Sanford’s desire to improve relationships among children into adulthood, Sanford Harmony supports positive peer interactions through lessons and activities that encourage communication, collaboration, and mutual respect among boys and girls. The program is being adopted by public and private schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and Magnet Schools of America. It is also being introduced to three of the five largest school districts in the country: New York City, where in partnership with Long Island University the program is in the process of reaching more than 100,000 students; as well as in Los Angeles and Clark County, Nevada. “I am confident that the Sanford Harmony program will lead to stronger and healthier relationships among children while fostering positive, lifelong relationships and ultimately lowering divorce rates,” said Mr. Sanford. With new resources being developed monthly, the Sanford Inspire program now offers 60 video training modules developed in collaboration with Arizona State University. The PreK-12 initiative is based on Mr. Sanford’s vision to support inspiring teaching, and was developed in conjunction with Teach for America. Sanford Inspire provides access to research-based teaching methodologies, and on-demand, self-guided online modules and offers a tool box to help teachers create inspiring classroom environments. A movement as well as a resource, Sanford Inspire principles and resources are being integrated as part of teacher education programs by a growing number of colleges and universities and impacting to date about 14,000 pre-service and in-service teachers. National University’s Sanford College of Education, which is among the Top Ten largest schools of education in the country, has aligned Sanford Inspire principles with its curriculum and programs. More than a dozen other schools and colleges of education are currently adopting Sanford Inspire, including City University of Seattle, which is also part of the National University System, and Nova Southeastern University in Florida. National University performed the research and development of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University, which has directly impacted more than 12,000 frontline nonprofit fundraisers. The University is also supporting the expansion of a national network of affiliated Institutes at universities around the country, including John F. Kennedy University, and City University of Seattle, both affiliates of the National University System; Bellevue University; Augustana University; and Long Island University in New York. The founding Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University has created foundational curriculum based on the vision of Mr. Sanford to increase the impact of nonprofits through a unique focus on frontline fundraising and donor relations. A common cornerstone among each Institute is the Cause Selling approach, which blends the passion of philanthropy with an emphasis on proven business principles. With the development of more than 30 instructional modules and a one-of-its-kind textbook – Cause Selling: The Sanford Way – the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University meets the standards of excellence as outlined by Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International and has been approved by the nonprofit certification organization as a Continuing Education Provider. About the National University System     The National University System is a network of accredited nonprofit education institutions serving higher education and K-12 students that includes National University, John F. Kennedy University, City University of Seattle, WestMed College and the Division of Pre-College Programs. Established in 2001 to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st Century, the network’s complementary universities offer pathways for students to attain professional and terminal degrees through quality and innovative programs delivered in a format that is flexible to the needs of adult learners. The anchor institution, National University, was founded in 1971 and is among the largest private, nonprofit institutions of higher education in California with more than 150,000 alumni. For more information on the National University System: About the Sanford Education Center and Sanford College of Education at National University The Sanford Education Center at National University was established in 2014 through the generous support of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford to provide innovative programs in the nonprofit and PreK-12 sectors. The Center, in coordination with universities around the country, is leading the national expansion of three initiatives: Sanford Harmony, Sanford Inspire and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. The Center’s initiatives are supported by National University, which is home to the Sanford College of Education, and the National University System. Learn more:

News Article | April 17, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the best colleges and universities in the state of Washington for 2017. Of the 19 four-year schools that made the list, Gonzaga University, University of Washington, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University were the top five institutions. Of the 21 two-year schools that were also included, Edmonds Community College, Shorelines Community College, Renton Technical College, Bates Technical College and Clark College took the top five. A list of all the winning schools is included below. “Washington state’s unemployment rate recently hit a nine-year low, which is great news for people interested in pursuing a college degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “Our analysis shows schools going the extra mile for students in terms of career preparation, by providing high-quality programs and resources that are translating into student success in the job market.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Washington” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services offered, availability of financial aid and such additional metrics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Washington” list, visit: Washington’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Bastyr University Central Washington University City University of Seattle Eastern Washington University Gonzaga University Heritage University Northwest University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin's University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University Trinity Lutheran College University of Puget Sound University of Washington-Seattle Campus Walla Walla University Washington State University Western Washington University Whitman College Whitworth University Washington’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Bates Technical College Bellingham Technical College Big Bend Community College Cascadia Community College Clark College Edmonds Community College Everett Community College Grays Harbor College Lower Columbia College Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Pierce College at Puyallup Renton Technical College Seattle Vocational Institute Shoreline Community College South Puget Sound Community College Spokane Community College Spokane Falls Community College Tacoma Community College Walla Walla Community College Wenatchee Valley College Whatcom Community College About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

Todd N.,City University of Seattle | Weaver-Dunlop G.,Calgary Women's Emergency ShelterAB | Ogden C.,Calgary Women's Emergency ShelterAB
Violence Against Women | Year: 2014

Traditional effects-based approaches to therapeutic work with men who have abused others often attempt to intervene by correcting personal deficits assumed to be causing the violence. This not only creates a hierarchical counseling relationship but also can inadvertently excuse aggressive actions. In this article, we outline a responsebased alternative that emphasizes questions of choice, agency, and volition within a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Rather than impose external correction, we pay attention to details of how men describe their violent acts and position themselves as agents of those acts as we work toward supporting them in their own acts of self-correction. © The Author(s) 2014.

Lichardus B.,City University of Seattle | Lichardus B.,Slovak Academy of Sciences
Frontiers in Endocrinology | Year: 2014

experimental work was designed and accomplished in several internationally recognized laboratories where the author was invited to extend his projects. The cross-circulation experiments in animals with acutely increased extracellular fluid volume documented, that in the mechanism of natriuresis - besides a series of the physical natriuretic factors - there is still room for an active humoral natriuretic substance. This substance inhibited the sodium transporting enzyme, Na, K-ATPase, in the frog skin. Analogous inhibition of the renal Na, K-ATPase may be partly responsible for the increased sodium excretion. It was further shown that the extent of natriuresis is positively modulated by the concentration of sodium in the cerebrospinal fluid detected in the anterior-third ventricle region (AV3V) in the brain. The first International "Symposium on Natriuretic Hormone" was held at the Smolenice Castle, the Congress Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in 1969, 12 years after the suggestion of Homer Smith that some such factor could exist (1) and 8 years since the first corroborative experimental data were presented by the team of Hugh de Wardener (2). At the next symposium organized by the same Institution, a decade later we dealt rather with "Natriuretic Hormones" (3). This review is a selected account on the elaboration of the early stages of the hypothesis on the existence of a natriuretic hormone in which I was privileged to participate. © 2014 Lichardus.

Johnson J.P.,City University of Seattle
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma | Year: 2016

OBJECTIVES:: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the predictive ability of the OTA-OFC system in regards to short term (90 day) outcomes of amputation, infection necessitating intravenous antibiotics and wound healing in clinical practice across multiple centers. DESIGN:: Prospective observational study. SETTING:: Academic and private practice.Patients/Participants: Patients with open fractures. INTERVENTION:: None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:: OTA-OFC, amputations, IV antibiotics, and wound healingResults: 373 patients with a total of 419 open fractures were enrolled. Logistic regression to predict amputation demonstrated that arterial and skin injury were statistically significant contributors to the prediction of amputation. Bone loss and muscle injury were significant contributors to the prediction of readmission for IV antibiotics. None of the variables in the OTA-OFC were significant predictors of unhealed wounds. CONCLUSION:: Our study demonstrates the predictive value of the OTA-OFC regarding the short term (90 day) outcomes of amputation and infection necessitating IV antibiotics and is another step towards the validation of the OTA-OFC in widespread clinical practice. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:: Prognostic Level I. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

Besseris G.J.,City University of Seattle
PLoS ONE | Year: 2014

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is an in vitro technology in molecular genetics that progressively amplifies minimal copies of short DNA sequences in a fast and inexpensive manner. However, PCR performance is sensitive to suboptimal processing conditions. Compromised PCR conditions lead to artifacts and bias that downgrade the discriminatory power and reproducibility of the results. Promising attempts to resolve the PCR performance optimization issue have been guided by quality improvement tactics adopted in the past for industrial trials. Thus, orthogonal arrays (OAs) have been employed to program quick-and-easy structured experiments. Profiling of influences facilitates the quantification of effects that may counteract the detectability of amplified DNA fragments. Nevertheless, the attractive feature of reducing greatly the amount of work and expenditures by planning trials with saturated-unreplicated OA schemes is known to be relinquished in the subsequent analysis phase. This is because of an inherent incompatibility of ordinary multi-factorial comparison techniques to convert small yet dense datasets. Treating unreplicated-saturated data with either the analysis of variance (ANOVA) or regression models destroys the information extraction process. Both of those mentioned approaches are rendered blind to error since the examined effects absorb all available degrees of freedom. Therefore, in lack of approximating an experimental uncertainty, any outcome interpretation is rendered subjective. We propose a profiling method that permits the non-linear maximization of amplicon resolution by eliminating the necessity for direct error estimation. Our approach is distribution-free, calibration-free, simulation-free and sparsity-free with well-known power properties. It is also user-friendly by promoting rudimentary analytics. Testing our method on published amplicon count data, we found that the preponderant effect is the concentration of MgCl2 (p<0.05) followed by the primer content (p<0.1) whilst the effects due to either the content of the deoxynucleotide (dNTP) or DNA remained dormant (p>0.1). Comparison of the proposed method with other stochastic approaches is also discussed. Our technique is expected to have extensive applications in genetics and biotechnology where there is a demand for cheap, expedient, and robust information. © 2014 George J. Besseris.

Besseris G.,City University of Seattle
International Journal of Lean Six Sigma | Year: 2014

Purpose - The purpose of this study is to provide a method for Lean Six Sigma (LSS) improvement projects that may aid LSS practitioners to plan and conduct robust and lean product/process optimization studies for complex and constrained products, such as those encountered in food industry operations. Design/methodology/approach - The technique is to be used for replicated LSS product experimentation on multiple effects elicited on several product traits. The authors compress replicated information reducing each response to simpler lean and robust median and range response components. Then, the desirability method is utilized to optimize concurrently location and dispersion contributions. Findings - The suggested method is demonstrated with a case study drawn from the area of food development where cocoa-cream filling for a large-scale croissant production operation undergoes a robust screening on two crucial characteristics - viscosity and water activity - that influence product and process performance as well as product safety. Originality/value - The proposed method amalgamates concepts of fractional factorial designs for expedient experimentation along with robust multi-factorial inference methods easily integrated to the desirability function for determining significant process and product effects in a synchronous multi-characteristic improvement effort. The authors show that the technique is not hampered by ordinary limitations expected with mainstream solvers, such as MANOVA. The case study is unique because it brings in jointly lean, quality and safety aspects of an edible product. The showcased responses are unique because they influence both process and product behavior. Lean response optimization is demonstrated through the paradigm. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Besseris G.J.,City University of Seattle
International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology | Year: 2013

The eight-run, two-level, seven-factor saturated-unreplicated orthogonal array has been analysed previously by pure distribution-free multi-comparison tests. It has been found in this work that there is asymmetry for two particular reference cumulative distribution functions relating to three-and four-factor contrasting. Both of these groups are separated into two distribution families, one containing 28 members and the other seven members. However, it is stressed that the corrections proposed in this work does not essentially alter the statistical behaviour of previous results when considering the cut-off points in terms of composite rank-sums for the typical statistical significance levels of 0.1 and 0.05, respectively. © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Medarova V.,City University of Seattle
Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012 | Year: 2012

The paper gives an overview of the current literature on e-Learning goals and theoretical background of design of e-Learning courses. Conditions of successful implementation of e-Learning include technical, organizational, pedagogical, and psychological. The author describes design of English language courses in the Moodle portal. A practical example of an online Business English course at the university level is analyzed. Student and instructor feedback is summarized. The paper offers recommendations for online course design and lists issues that need special attention and that will be addressed in further research. © 2012 IADIS.

Melicherikova Z.,City University of Seattle | Piovarci A.,City University of Seattle
Journal of E-Learning and Knowledge Society | Year: 2016

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) have become a phenomenon in recent years. The School of Management/City University of Seattle is the first institution that offers online education in Slovakia. In the months of July and August 2013 this school offered two MOOCs to the public, again as the first school in the country. The experience from these MOOCs will be discussed, comparing our experience with foreign studies and – based on empirical research – effective methods of teaching massive open online courses will be discussed. © 2016, Italian e-Learning Association. All rights reserved.

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