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The College of Saint Benedict , for women, and Saint John's University , for men, are partnered liberal arts colleges respectively located in St. Joseph and Collegeville, Minnesota, USA, within the Diocese of Saint Cloud Wikipedia.


Israelson M.H.,College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University
Reading Teacher | Year: 2015

As portable devices become increasingly available in elementary classrooms teachers are expected to use these new technologies to engage students in both traditional print-based literacy learning and digital literacies practices, such as multimodal composing. Teachers face the daunting task of integrating apps into their current research-based literacy practices. This article describes "The App Map," a framework for elementary teachers' selection of apps for early literacy instruction. The App Map guides teachers as they draw upon their knowledge of research-based best practices for literacy instruction to systematically evaluate apps, identify affordances, and determine value added to instruction through the use of apps for literacy learning. This systematic approach to selecting apps supports teachers in their efforts to use apps that complement best practices for literacy instruction while fostering 21st century learning skills and digital literacies. © 2015 International Literacy Association. Source


Knight S.C.,University of Minnesota | Schaller C.P.,College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University | Tolman W.B.,University of Minnesota | Hillmyer M.A.,University of Minnesota
RSC Advances | Year: 2013

A series of carvone-derived statistical copolymers, CMXD (CM = carvomenthide; X = %D; D = dihydrocarvide), were prepared by ring-opening polymerization. The olefinic side chains were subsequently modified by the thiol-ene reaction using mercaptoethanol to provide CMXD′ (D′ = hydroxy-functionalized dihydrocarvide unit). The resulting samples, having hydroxy functionality dictated by the original monomer feed ratio, were exploited as renewable polyols in the synthesis of polyurethanes. The polyurethane films were characterized by tensile testing, differential scanning calorimetry and dynamic mechanical analysis. Polyols with 4-5 hydroxyls per chain produced mechanically robust thermoplastic polyurethanes. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2013. Source


Ohmann T.,University of Massachusetts Amherst | Rahal I.,College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University
Knowledge and Information Systems | Year: 2014

Vast amounts of information available online make plagiarism increasingly easy to commit, and this is particularly true of source code. The traditional approach of detecting copied work in a course setting is manual inspection. This is not only tedious but also typically misses code plagiarized from outside sources or even from an earlier offering of the course. Systems to automatically detect source code plagiarism exist but tend to focus on small submission sets. One such system that has become the standard in automated source code plagiarism detection is measure of software similarity (MOSS) Schleimer et al. in proceedings of the 2003 ACM SIGMOD international conference on management of data, ACM, San Diego, 2003 . In this work, we present an approach called program it yourself (PIY) which is empirically shown to outperform MOSS in detection accuracy. By utilizing parallel processing and data clustering, PIY is also capable of maintaining detection accuracy and reasonable runtimes even when using extremely large data repositories. © 2014 Springer-Verlag London. Source


Saha S.,College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University | Mohr R.D.,University of New Hampshire
Ecological Economics | Year: 2013

This paper explores the relationship between the print media and toxic releases in the first wave of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) filings. It first studies the degree to which neighborhood characteristics like racial composition and income status associate with the number of newspaper articles written about a TRI establishment, controlling for the volume of toxic releases, industry and observable establishment characteristics. It follows up to study whether establishments that receive media attention reduce toxics releases more than those that do not. Neither a qualitative review of the articles nor regression results show any significant correlation between race or income and the likelihood of being included in media reports. A difference-in-difference approach shows a statistically significant decrease in the toxic releases of establishments that received media attention compared to those that did not. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. Source


Robinson-O'Brien R.,College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University | Burgess-Champoux T.,University of Minnesota | Haines J.,Harvard University | Hannan P.J.,University of Minnesota | Neumark-Sztainer D.,University of Minnesota
Journal of School Health | Year: 2010

BACKGROUND: Despite evidence in support of the health benefits associated with fruit and vegetable (FV) intake, national data indicate that FV consumption among school-aged children is below recommended levels, particularly among low-income children. School meals offered through the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program can provide an important contribution to child FV intake. This study examines the proportion of fruits and vegetables consumed from school meals programs among ethnically diverse, low socioeconomic status children. METHODS: Participants (n = 103) included fourth to sixth grade boys and girls from 4 urban elementary schools in St. Paul, Minnesota serving primarily low-income populations. Research staff interviewed children during school hours and recorded dietary intake via 24-hour recall. Analysis included descriptive statistics using cross tabulations and means. RESULTS: Average reported mean (SD) daily FV intake was 3.6 (2.5) servings, with 80% of children consuming fewer than 5 daily servings of FV. On average, children consumed over half of their daily FV intake within school. Children with low FV intake (<5 FV servings daily) consumed a higher proportion of their daily intake at school than children with higher FV intake (≥5 FV servings daily) (39% vs 59%; p = .002). CONCLUSIONS: Child FV intake is below recommended levels. School meals provide an important contribution to the daily FV intake among ethnically diverse, low socioeconomic status children, particularly among those with the lowest FV intake. School meals programs promoting FV intake within the school environment may provide an opportunity to encourage increased FV consumption. © 2010, American School Health Association. Source

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