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Converse College is a liberal arts women's college in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. It was established by a group of Spartanburg citizens and named after textile pioneer Dexter Edgar Converse. Wikipedia.

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van Aardt S.A.,University of South Africa | Burger A.P.,Stellenbosch University | Dunbar J.E.,Converse College | Frick M.,University of South Africa | And 2 more authors.
Electronic Journal of Combinatorics | Year: 2013

A digraph is k-traceable if its order is at least k and each of its subdigraphs of order k is traceable. The Traceability Conjecture (TC) states that for k ≥ 2 every k-traceable oriented graph of order at least 2k - 1 is traceable. It has been shown that for 2 ≤ k ≤ 6, every k-traceable oriented graph is traceable. We develop an iterative procedure to extend previous results regarding the TC. In particular, we prove that every 7-traceable oriented graph of order at least 9 is traceable and every 8-traceable graph of order at least 14 is traceable.


Whitehead-Pleaux A.,Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College | Oswanski L.,Morristown Medical Center | Forinash M.,Lesley University | Hearns M.,Utah State University | And 2 more authors.
Music Therapy Perspectives | Year: 2012

Given the increasing numbers of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (LGBTQ) people, music therapists are more likely to be in contact with LGBTQ individuals in their daily routines. LGBTQ people are coming out at earlier ages, staying out into their senior years, participating in marriage, and raising children. Expanding media coverage has focused on civil rights, marriage equality, bullying in the schools, and respect and pride in the community. Even though the AMTA Code of Ethics and Standards of Clinical Practice define a non-biased approach to working with LGBTQ individuals, the profession is still in need of best practice guidelines that will assist music therapists with tools to ensure that they are informed and sensitized to the needs of the LGBTQ community. The purpose of this paper is to propose a set of best practice guidelines and make recommendations for its implementation. © 2012, by the American Music Therapy Association.


News Article | November 23, 2016
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Scott A. Boyer and Cassandra J. Jeffries Join the Firm’s Offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 23, 2016 --( Mr. Boyer has significant civil trial experience and has tried numerous cases to verdict. Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, he served as in-house counsel for a large insurance company handling automobile-related lawsuits, including bodily injury, personal injury protection, property damage, uninsured motorist, and subrogation matters. Additionally, he spent many years as a trial attorney at a national law firm where he handled a wide spectrum of insurance defense matters. Mr. Boyer’s diverse background includes serving as a full-time lecturer at the State University of New York and as a Faculty Advisor for the SUNY Mock Trial Team. He was also a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Actor in Los Angeles, a copywriter for a production company and is a published children’s book author. Mr. Boyer graduated from the University of Florida and went on to receive his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Ms. Jeffries has years of experience representing insurance companies in First Party and Third Party matters. Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, she was a litigation attorney in Boca Raton representing financial institutions in contested foreclosure matters focusing on trials, depositions, and evidentiary hearings. She has conducted depositions of party-opponents, medical providers and witnesses along with defending individual and corporate clients during depositions. Ms. Jeffries received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History with minors in Politics and Theatre from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. While earning her law degree at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, she served as a Research Assistant as well as a Legal Intern for the Honorable Stephen T. Brown, Southern District of Florida. She also served as the Senior Articles Editor on the Board of Editors of the Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court team. About Kelley Kronenberg Kelley Kronenberg is a diverse, full-service business law firm that provides litigation and other legal services to established corporations, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in Florida and other regions of the U.S. More than 100 attorneys strong, the firm offers 25 distinct practice areas throughout its network of ten offices in Florida and Illinois. Founded in 1980, Kelley Kronenberg was built on relationships and continues to grow and excel because of its strength, offering sound legal counsel and exceptional client service. Kelley Kronenberg is ranked in the Top 25 Largest Law Firms in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal, and has been recognized as a Top Law Firm in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide and LexisNexis ® Martindale-Hubbell®. More information on practice areas and office locations is available at www.kelleykronenberg.com. Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 23, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse, full-service business law firm, announced that Scott A. Boyer and Cassandra J. Jeffries have joined the firm in South Florida as Partners. Mr. Boyer, who joins the firm’s Miami office, focuses his practice on Insurance and General Liability Defense, including Premises Liability, First Party Property Insurance, Negligent Security, Product Liability, Automobile Negligence, and Personal Injury Protection. Ms. Jeffries, who joins the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, handles First Party Insurance Defense, Property and Casualty Claims, and general Civil Litigation matters.Mr. Boyer has significant civil trial experience and has tried numerous cases to verdict. Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, he served as in-house counsel for a large insurance company handling automobile-related lawsuits, including bodily injury, personal injury protection, property damage, uninsured motorist, and subrogation matters. Additionally, he spent many years as a trial attorney at a national law firm where he handled a wide spectrum of insurance defense matters.Mr. Boyer’s diverse background includes serving as a full-time lecturer at the State University of New York and as a Faculty Advisor for the SUNY Mock Trial Team. He was also a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Actor in Los Angeles, a copywriter for a production company and is a published children’s book author. Mr. Boyer graduated from the University of Florida and went on to receive his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.Ms. Jeffries has years of experience representing insurance companies in First Party and Third Party matters. Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, she was a litigation attorney in Boca Raton representing financial institutions in contested foreclosure matters focusing on trials, depositions, and evidentiary hearings. She has conducted depositions of party-opponents, medical providers and witnesses along with defending individual and corporate clients during depositions.Ms. Jeffries received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History with minors in Politics and Theatre from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. While earning her law degree at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, she served as a Research Assistant as well as a Legal Intern for the Honorable Stephen T. Brown, Southern District of Florida. She also served as the Senior Articles Editor on the Board of Editors of the Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court team.About Kelley KronenbergKelley Kronenberg is a diverse, full-service business law firm that provides litigation and other legal services to established corporations, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in Florida and other regions of the U.S. More than 100 attorneys strong, the firm offers 25 distinct practice areas throughout its network of ten offices in Florida and Illinois. Founded in 1980, Kelley Kronenberg was built on relationships and continues to grow and excel because of its strength, offering sound legal counsel and exceptional client service. Kelley Kronenberg is ranked in the Top 25 Largest Law Firms in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal, and has been recognized as a Top Law Firm in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide and LexisNexis ® Martindale-Hubbell®. More information on practice areas and office locations is available at www.kelleykronenberg.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Kelley Kronenberg


Zhang X.-H.,Florida Atlantic University | Brotherton J.E.,Converse College | Widholm J.M.,Urbana University
In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant | Year: 2015

Anthranilate synthase (AS), a tetramer consisting of two α subunits and two β subunits, is the key control enzyme in the tryptophan (Trp) biosynthesis pathway. A naturally occurring α subunit of AS called ASA2 that is insensitive to Trp feedback inhibition was isolated from a tobacco suspension cell culture and has been extensively studied and used for both nuclear and plastid transformation. However, the obligate β subunit of AS had not been studied in tobacco. Therefore, the tobacco AS β subunit-encoding cDNA was cloned and its encoded protein was verified. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of tobacco plants was performed, under the selection of the toxic Trp analogs, 7-methyltryptophan or α-methyltryptophan, with a construct containing both ASA2 and AS β subunit genes. Many transgenic plants overexpressing both subunits were identified and examined. Compared to the wild-type plants, the transgenic plants had higher levels of enzymatic activities for both holoenzyme and α subunit. The transgenic plants had 9 to 68 times the amount of free Trp as the wild-type plants, which was more pronounced than plants overexpressing ASA2 alone. This study demonstrates the potential of co-expressing AS α and β subunits as a robust plant transformation system as well as overcoming feedback inhibition to obtain high levels of Trp biosynthesis. © 2015 The Society for In Vitro Biology


Kowalski R.M.,Clemson University | Fedina C.,Converse College
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders | Year: 2011

Cyber bullying or electronic bullying refers to bullying that occurs through the Internet or cellular phones. With the rise of technology, researchers have shown a keen interest in the topic of cyber bullying. However, that interest has not extended to individuals with special needs. To address this gap in the literature, the current study examined the prevalence of both "traditional" bullying and cyber bullying in youth with ADHD and/or Asperger's Syndrome, and assessed the social, psychological, and health effects of bullying on participants. In addition, the study addressed the disconnect between parents' understanding of their child's online experiences and their child's actual experiences in the virtual world. Forty-two children and youth reported high rates of bullying victimization through both traditional and electronic means. Individuals not involved with bullying showed greater levels of physical and psychological health relative to those involved with bullying. Parents and children disagreed on a number of issues related to use of the Internet, indicating the need for more clear communication between parents and their children. The results are discussed in terms of theory of mind, both for self and for others. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Walker M.,Converse College
Agricultural History | Year: 2012

Agrarian ideology-the celebration of farming and rural life for the benefit it brings to individuals and the nation-has become part of a widespread national discourse about what we eat and how we live. This essay examines major tenets of new agrarian thinking and offers a critique of many of the assumptions that underlie the new agrarian movement. The author argues that incremental changes in consumer behavior can only achieve incremental improvements in the food system and that true systemic change depends on a fundamental alteration of in federal agricultural policy. © the Agricultural History Society, 2012.


Jensen D.P.,Converse College | Gensel P.G.,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
International Journal of Plant Sciences | Year: 2013

Premise of research. The zosterophylls are a group of primitive land plants that possess comparatively few characters useful in taxonomic distinction but vary considerably among these characters, such that a large number of genera and species are currently recognized. We studied specimens of a novel Early Devonian plant from New Brunswick, Canada, that further extends known variation within Zosterophyllopsida sensu Kenrick and Crane. After careful reevaluation of character and character-state utility in taxonomic circumscription among these simple early plants, we recognize this plant as a new genus and species, Forania plegiospinosa. Methodology. Preserved as adpressions, specimens were prepared with the standard paleobotanical techniques of de ́gagement and maceration, with appropriate parts figured via LM. Pivotal results. Forania plegiospinosa is interpreted to be a decumbent plant, bearing stout, mostly retrorsely curved, spine-like emergences arranged in two rows along the axes, variable modes of branching, circinately coiled axes, lateral buds, and sparsely scattered, circular to reniform lateral sporangia. Cuticular features of this species include polygonal epidermal cells and anomocytic sporangia. This plant provides the first documented evidence of stomata on emergences. The presence of stomata on the bases of large emergences suggests that emergence volume is a factor in stomatal location and development. Conclusions. Criteria for establishing new genera are discussed in the context of the mosaic of characters found among these early plants. Forania exhibits a unique combination of characters that is consistent with other zosterophylls at the generic level. It best fits within the Sawdoniaceae sensu Kenrick and Crane, although its sporangia are solitary rather than in two rows. © 2013 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.


Strickland S.M.S.,Converse College
ACS Symposium Series | Year: 2011

The current emphasis on sustainability has inspired the development of a wide variety of technological solutions, but the creation of a new product or process is not enough - wise evaluation of this technology must precede its implementation. Wise evaluation of any new technology answers the question "We can (utilize this product or process) but should we?" In my chemistry course for nonscience majors, we tackle the different factors that must be considered in the critical analysis of a proposed solution. In the process of considering whether the benefits outweigh the risks associated with using a specific product or process, we use case studies to explore topics including the relative importance and likelihood of each benefit and risk, the need to strengthen these assertions of benefit and risk using evidence from authoritative sources, and the importance of specifying the group of people involved. © 2011 American Chemical Society.


Lipe A.W.,Converse College | Ward K.C.,Community Healing Arts Program | Keen R.,Converse College | Kelly J.,Converse College | Clemmer J.,New Day Inc. of Spartanburg
Arts in Psychotherapy | Year: 2012

Throughout history, musical and visual arts have played positive roles in healing the human body, mind, and spirit. In traditional treatment settings, arts interventions offer opportunities for emotional expression and social interaction and have been shown to improve motivation, to increase personal empowerment and to relieve negative symptoms associated with mental illness. The purpose of the current project was to examine the effectiveness an arts program for individuals with chronic mental illness served by a community "Clubhouse" Another goal was to develop a model for serving this population based on collaboration between a practitioner-based arts in healthcare program and a clinician-based music therapy program. Results showed that arts sessions improved feelings of well-being, and member-participants reported that sessions provided fun, relaxation, socialization, creativity and a sense of belonging. Improvements also were noted in the ability to manage self-care and in overall quality of life. Implications of the project's results and recommendations for future research also are discussed. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.


PubMed | Converse College and U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology
Type: | Journal: Metabolomics : Official journal of the Metabolomic Society | Year: 2016

Environmental metabolomics studies employing earthworms as sentinels for soil contamination are numerous, but the instability of the metabolite extracts from these organisms has been minimally addressed. This study evaluated the efficacy of adding a heat-treatment step in two commonly used extraction protocols (Bligh and Dyer and D

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