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Colorado Springs, CO, United States

The Colorado College is a private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded in 1874 by Thomas Nelson Haskell. The college enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduates at its 90-acre campus, 70 miles south of Denver in Colorado Springs. The college offers 42 majors and 33 minors, and has a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Famous alumni include Ken Salazar, Lynne Cheney, James Heckman and Marc Webb. Colorado College has an acceptance rate of 18%, was ranked as the best private college in Colorado by Forbes, and listed as the #27 National Liberal Arts College in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Colorado College is known for its unique "block plan," which divides the year into eight academic terms called "blocks"; a single class is taken during each block, which run for three and a half weeks.Colorado College is affiliated with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Most sports teams are in the NCAA Division III, with the exception of Division I teams in CC Men's Hockey and Women's Soccer.In the college education guide, Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence, Colorado College is listed as one of the "Hidden Ivies." Wikipedia.


Carrington J.M.,Colorado College
CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing | Year: 2012

The purpose of this study was to explore nurses' perceptions of the strengths and limitations of standardized nursing languages in the electronic health record to communicate a clinical event. Limited examples of research exist exploring the effectiveness of the electronic health record with embedded standardized nursing languages as a communication system. Therefore, their effect of standardized nursing languages on nurse-to-nurse communication remains largely unknown. Data from a larger study were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Fifty-seven thematic units represented nurses' perceptions of the electronic health record with NANDA, NIC, and NOC for documenting and retrieving patient information associated with a clinical event. These thematic units were further analyzed, and three categories emerged: language comprehension, inexactness of the languages, and language usefulness. Standardized nursing languages were perceived to support planning care but also posed semantic challenges and fostered inaccuracies in patient information. Standardized nursing languages may constrain nurse-to-nurse communication related to a clinical event. For languages to support nurse-to-nurse communication and avoid potential safety issues, facilities must deal with inaccuracies and semantic misunderstandings to provide safe patient care. Copyright © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Source


Bingham R.A.,Colorado College | Agrawal A.A.,Cornell University
Journal of Ecology | Year: 2010

1. We studied induced defences in common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) to two specialist caterpillars (Danaus plexippus and Euchaetes egle) to test several hypotheses about co-evolution and defence allocation. 2. Latex, a potent defence of milkweed, showed nearly fivefold variation in the amount exuded among genetic families and more than doubled production in response to herbivory by D. plexippus; this induced latex response was fourfold stronger than the latex response to E. egle herbivory. In contrast, D. plexippus and E. egle equivalently induced foliar cardenolide concentration (an average increase of 26%). 3. We found broad-sense heritable variation for the induced plant responses, and there was a genetic correlation between the responses induced by the two herbivores for cardenolides, but not for latex. We found no genetic correlation between investment in latex and cardenolides in any of the treatments. 4. Using a bias-corrected Monte Carlo procedure, we found strong evidence for a trade-off between constitutive and induced cardenolides, but not for latex. 5. Synthesis. As natural selection by specific herbivores varies in space and time, we expect that these defence traits in A. syriaca will evolve independently, with the expression of cardenolides showing less specificity, as well as being constrained by a trade-off between constitutive and induced defence. © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 British Ecological Society. Source


Perramond E.P.,Colorado College
Water International | Year: 2016

The US state of New Mexico shifted its management and legal treatment of water in the 20th century to a private property access right, weakening communal notions of water. This article explains how New Mexico has redefined and territorialized water rights as private property through the adjudication process and administrative governance rules. State adjudication of water rights disrupts horizontal social relations. The process also results in territorialization – not of fluid water per se – but of water users themselves. As water users have adjusted to this rescaling of governance, the state has found new ways to govern users vertically through water-crisis measures. © 2016 International Water Resources Association. Source


Neuropsychological baseline testing is commonplace in the assessment of concussion; however, claims of 'sandbagging' the baseline have led neuropsychologists to ask to what extent athletes can perform intentionally poorly on baseline testing without reaching threshold on the test validity indicators. Seventy-five undergraduate athletes were re-administered the ImPACT neurocognitive battery, which they had previously taken to establish baseline functioning, but were instructed to perform more poorly than their baseline without reaching threshold on the test validity indicators. Eight participants were able to successfully fake significantly lower scores without detection by validity indicators. Concussion history was not related to performance. Successful fakers did not perform significantly worse on the Reaction Time Composite and Three Letters Total Letters Correct, questioning the utility of these measures for detecting 'sandbagging' Successful fakers reported using less purposeful faking strategies which naturally facilitated errors. The data suggest that 'sandbagging' the baseline, even under conditions involving motivation, instruction, and experience with the test, is difficult to accomplish without being detected. © The Author 2012. Source


Hourdequin M.,Colorado College
Environmental Values | Year: 2010

Both Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Baylor Johnson hold that under current circumstances, individuals lack obligations to reduce their personal contributions to greenhouse gas emissions. Johnson argues that climate change has the structure of a tragedy of the commons, and that there is no unilateral obligation to reduce emissions in a commons. Against Johnson, I articulate two rationales for an individual obligation to reduce one's greenhouse gas emissions. I first discuss moral integrity, which recommends congruence between one's actions and positions at the personal and political levels. Second, I draw on a Confucian, relational conception of persons to offer a critique of the collective action/tragedy of the commons framework itself. Under the relational conception, commons problems can be reconceptualised so as to dissolve the stark contrast between the individually and the collectively rational. This perspective can inform our approach to climate change and help reconcile individual and political action to mitigate it. © 2010 The White Horse Press. Source

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