Borough of Bronx, NY, United States
Borough of Bronx, NY, United States

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is a Catholic liberal arts college located in the northwest corner of the Riverdale section of The Bronx, New York, adjacent to the Yonkers border. It is the northernmost location in New York City. It was founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York.Today, the school serves 1,800 students, with professional undergraduate programs in nursing, business, communication, and education. In addition, the college offers a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum with distinctive strengths in biology, biochemistry, English, psychology, and sociology. The College also offers graduate degree programs in nursing, business, TESOL and education.The college is the peak of the educational network under the care of the Sisters of Charity of New York, one of several Sisters of Charity congregations of Catholic women that trace their lineage back to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Wikipedia.

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The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Alexander Goldsmith, BSN, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Alexander Goldsmith is a Registered Nurse with two years of experience in his field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially medical/surgical nursing. Alexander is currently serving patients within LibertyHealth Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. Alexander attended the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City, graduating with his Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in 2015, becoming a registered nurse. Prior to this, Alexander obtained his Bachelor of Talmudic Law Degree in 2006 from the Talmudic College of Florida, followed by his Physical Sciences Degree in 2012 from Middlesex Community College. He holds additional certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. An inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alexander attributes his success to his experience, and being highly motivated. When he is not assisting his patients, Alexander enjoys sports. Learn more about Alexander Goldsmith here: and be sure to read his upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Cooke S.A.,Purchase College, State University of New York | Minei A.J.,College of Mount Saint Vincent
Chemical Physics Letters | Year: 2012

The pure rotational spectrum of 2,2-bis(trifluoromethyl)oxirane has been recorded using a chirped pulse Fourier transform microwave spectrometer. A total of 317 transitions have been recorded and spectroscopic constants have been determined for the first time. Quantum chemical calculations suggest that at equilibrium the two CF 3-groups have a slightly staggered configuration with respect to one another. However, the barrier to an eclipsed configuration is calculated to be very low, ≈10 cm -1. Arguments are presented suggesting that the zero-point energy of the molecule is above the barrier to the CF 3 eclipsed structure such that the zero-point geometry can reasonably be described as possessing eclipsed CF 3-groups. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Miroshnikov V.A.,College of Mount Saint Vincent
Advances and Applications in Fluid Mechanics | Year: 2012

Multiscale resultant, principal, perturbation, cascade, and reference Poiseuille-Hagen flows with exposed, hidden, and dual perturbations are constructed and computed in trigonometric, hyperbolic, and elliptic structures, which are invariant with respect to nonlinear algebraic and differential operators. Algebra and differentiation of the invariant cos, sech and cn structures are treated both theoretically and symbolically. Reduction of the invariant cn structures to the invariant cos and sech structures is also considered. As the first application, the invariant cn structures are used to compute series solutions of an asymmetric Hamiltonian system of the fourth order, which models propagation of solitary waves. The developed algorithm allows to compute the series solutions of initial-value problems both for positive and negative pulsations. Comparison with the conventional Felhlberg-Runge-Kutta method shows that the series solutions are preferable with respect to the numerical ones due to their uniform convergence. As the second application, the invariant cn structures are exploited to integrate the exposed and hidden perturbations of the Poiseuille-Hagen flow into the dual perturbations. The invariant cos, sech and cn structures together with the invariant exp structures are invoked to model multiscale transition of the principal, perturbation, and resultant Poiseuille-Hagen flows. Decomposition of the perturbation flows into the cascade and reference flows and an asymptotic treatment of the series solutions at large Reynolds numbers yield that the invariant cos structures model homogeneous turbulence, the invariant sech structures simulate flashes of turbulence, and the invariant cn structures prototype intermittency of turbulence. ©2012 Pushpa Publishing House.

Pfaff D.W.,Rockefeller University | Ribeiro A.C.,Rockefeller University | Ribeiro A.C.,College of Mount Saint Vincent
Journal of Neuroendocrinology | Year: 2010

A theory is put forward that emphasises differences in neuronal responses to fluctuations in steroid hormone levels compared to constant hormone levels. We propose that neuronal functions that regulate gonadotrophin release from the anterior pituitary tend to be more sensitive to rapid increases in the levels of oestrogens than they are to constant oestrogen levels. By contrast, neurones that control certain behavioral functions are affected just as well by constant oestrogen levels as by positively accelerating levels of oestrogen. In addition to providing examples of data from recent experiments that examine actions of the long-term effects of oestrogen on mouse behaviour, we illustrate the behavioural effects of microinjections of adeno-associated viral vectors of small interfering RNA directed against the mRNA for oestrogen receptor-α (ERα). This manipulation provides for a long-term loss of ERα function in a neuranatomically specific manner. The theoretical distinction between temporal features of oestrogen sensitivity of neuroendocrine versus behavioural function is not absolute, but is intended to stimulate new experimentation that examines temporal features of oestrogen administration. © 2010 The Authors. Journal Compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Cooke S.A.,Purchase College SUNY | Minei A.J.,College of Mount Saint Vincent
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy | Year: 2013

Broadband rotational free induction decays (FIDs) from 1H,2H- perfluorocyclobutane have been captured at a rate of 25 ps/point for a duration of 20 μs. FIDs have been treated using fast Fourier transformation (FFT) and singular value decomposition (SVD). It is demonstrated that the SVD-based model can yield a sufficient number of accurate transition frequencies for initial spectral analysis using only ≈1% (200 ns) of the FID. Furthermore, the SVD-based analysis has produced information concerning transition phase, amplitude, damping, and frequency for the strongest molecular signals. The damping factors determined appear useful in distinguishing molecular and non-molecular signals. The FFT analysis of the full FID has yielded, for the first time, spectroscopic parameters for the parent and all C-13 isotopologues of both the cis and trans species. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Spermatogenesis in all animal species occurs within a syncytium. Only at the very end of spermatogenesis are individual sperm cells resolved from this syncytium in a process known as individualization. Individualization in Drosophila begins as a membrane-cytoskeletal complex known as the individualization complex (IC) assembles around the sperm heads and proceeds down the flagella, removing cytoplasm from between the sperm tails and shrink-wrapping each spermatid into its own plasma membrane as it travels. The mulet (mlt) mutation results in severely disrupted ICs, indicating that the mlt gene product is required for individualization. Inverse PCR followed by cycle sequencing maps all known P-insertion alleles of mlt to two overlapping genes, CG12214 (the Drosophila tubulin-binding cofactor E-like homolog) and KCNQ (a large voltage-gated potassium channel). However, since the alleles of mlt map to the 5'-UTR of CG12214 and since CG12214 is contained within an intron of KCNQ, it was hypothesized that mlt and CG12214 are allelic. Indeed, CG12214 mutant testes exhibited severely disrupted ICs and were indistinguishable from mlt mutant testes, thus further suggesting allelism. To test this hypothesis, alleles of mlt were crossed to CG12214 in order to generate trans-heterozygous males. Testes from all trans-heterozygous combinations revealed severely disrupted ICs and were also indistinguishable from mlt mutant testes, indicating that mlt and CG12214 fail to complement one another and are thus allelic. In addition, complementation testing against null alleles of KCNQ verified that the observed individualization defect is not caused by a disruption of KCNQ. Finally, since a population of spermatid-associated microtubules known to disappear prior to movement of the IC abnormally persists during individualization in CG12214 mutant testes, this work implicates TBCE-like in the removal of these microtubules prior to IC movement. Taken together, these results identify mlt as CG12214 and suggest that the removal of microtubules by TBCE-like is a necessary pre-requisite for proper coordinated movement of the IC.

Meyers C.B.,College of Mount Saint Vincent
Journal of Radio and Audio Media | Year: 2016

Research into the roles, perspectives, and strategies of specific radio-era sponsors could provide new insights into the history of radio and American culture. I provide a brief overview of major tobacco, food, soap, and automobile sponsors and discuss the challenges of researching the role of corporations in American cultural history. With the aim of encouraging more scholarship, I suggest that analyzing radio sponsors could produce work on a variety of topics of broad interest, from the cultural history of cigarettes, promoted on dozens of tobacco-sponsored programs, to the representation of gender through sound on the Betty Crocker radio shows (1924–53). © 2016 Broadcast Education Association.

Moriarty C.M.,College of Mount Saint Vincent | Jensen J.D.,Purdue University | Stryker J.E.,Research and Evaluation
Cancer Causes and Control | Year: 2010

The media are a frequent and sometimes sole source of cancer information for many people. News coverage of cancer can be influential to cancer-related practices such as prevention or detection behaviors, and sources cited by journalists may be influential in shaping this coverage. A content analysis (n = 3,656 stories) revealed that the most frequently cited sources in cancer news articles-research institutions and medical journals-receive disproportionately more attention compared to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and pharmaceutical companies. Research institutions were cited twice as frequently as medical journals, and more than three times as frequently as pharmaceutical companies. Most clinical trial stories were optimistic or neutral in tone, and tone was significantly related to citations of pharmaceutical companies and medical journals. Implications for effects of cancer coverage on behaviors, and the influence of sources such as research institutions and pharmaceutical companies, are discussed. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 599.96K | Year: 2012

The Scholars-on-Track program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV) is providing financial, social and academic support to promote achievement of students in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry. The programs primary goals include an improvement of academic performance, retention, degree completion and post-baccalaureate opportunities in these areas. To help realize these goals, the program builds on a Freshman Seminar in Science during the first semester of study that challenges these scholars to develop the knowledge base, discipline, and critical thinking skills essential to success in the sciences. The program also provides peer mentorship and tutoring throughout the first two years of baccalaureate study and encourages student participation in enrichment activities such as scientific conferences, career panels, field excursions to museums and academic centers. During the final two years of baccalaureate study, participating students complete an original research project and are encouraged to consider the option of an internship in one of the areas of focus. The activities offered through the Scholars-on-Track program have been shaped by scholarship and student support models that have proven to be particularly effective for students hailing from minority and underserved populations, both of whom comprise a significant portion of the CMSV student population.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PGM | Award Amount: 868.62K | Year: 2014

This Noyce project at the College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV) supports 16 undergraduate science or math majors who elect to pursue a teaching career. This institution is located in New York City and has a history of excellence in serving Hispanic and other minority and low-income students. The intellectual merit derives not only from leveraging existing academic programs and student support resources but also from developing two new components of STEM/Teacher Education program at the college. Specifically, summer courses and a new 4-year pathway for STEM/TE transfer students are being added. Plans are in place to give students early exposure to teaching, strategies for working in high-need schools, mentoring by master teachers and college faculty, professional development workshops, research opportunities in science, and educational action research. Structured, supervised, and supported field experiences, as well as in-depth exposure to the inner workings of high-need schools helps Noyce scholars transition into teaching and persist in the profession.

This project has several broader impacts. First, the project increases the number of students from traditionally underrepresented groups that enter STEM teaching fields. The Colleges attention to the values of diversity, inclusion, and experiential/reflective learning have the potential to create a model that benefits other programs serving highly diverse student populations. Second, changes and improvements made to the teacher education program as a result of this project impact many more than just the 16 Noyce scholarship recipients. Third, development of a seamless, 4-year STEM/TE pathway should enable many more students transferring from community colleges to complete a STEM degree with teacher certification in the shortest possible time. The plan is to sustain this program so that through time, many STEM majors become highly trained and inspirational mathematics and science teachers to diverse students in New Yorks high-needs schools. Plans are in place to document and share best practices and lessons learned with other institutions with similar characteristics via conferences and pedagogical publications.

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