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Delaware Valley College

www.delval.edu
Butler, PA, United States

Delaware Valley College is an independent, comprehensive, four-year residential institution in Doylestown, PA. It enrolls approximately 1700 full-time undergraduate and 300 graduate students studying 25 majors. The campus sits on 574 acres in Bucks County, PA, between Philadelphia and New York. 40 acres of the main campus have been designated the Henry Schmieder Arboretun because of its landscaping and wide variety of plant types.In 2011, the college dedicated its new 398-acre Gemmill Campus in Jamison, PA, after a gift from the Gemmill family of land and money in order to further the college's strategic plan, which involves moving to become a university in 2014. Structural changes, such as dividing the college into four distinct schools, are in preparation for this change. Besides the school of Agriculture and Environmental Science, the college has the School of Life and Physical Science, the School of Business and Humanities, and the School of Graduate, Continuing, and Entrepreneurial studies. Within Business and Humanities may be found a variety of majors, including Business, Secondary Education, Counseling Psychology, Criminal Justice, and English/Media.Besides graduate programs in Educational Leadership and the MBA, DelVal has recently approved masters' programs in Counseling Psychology and Policy Studies .Roughly 98 percent of full-time undergraduates receive financial aid from an annual pool of $20 million.DelVal, as it is commonly called, had a for-credit employment program that required students to work 500 hours in an area of their major; however, this program is now evolving into a more comprehensive Experiential Learning Program . The program is part of the college’s legacy of linking theoretical learning with practical training. At DelVal, students learn by doing. Each department at the college is incorporating ExPL into its curriculum.Many graduates of Delaware Valley College take positions with the pharmaceutical and food industries, work in government or business, go on to become veterinarians or start their own companies.In December 2014 the Delaware Valley College Board of Trustees announced planes to expand The College into a university. Wikipedia.

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Yusufaly T.I.,Rutgers University | Li Y.,Delaware Valley College | Olson W.K.,Rutgers University
Journal of Physical Chemistry B | Year: 2013

van der Waals density functional theory is integrated with analysis of a non-redundant set of protein-DNA crystal structures from the Nucleic Acid Database to study the stacking energetics of CG:CG base-pair steps, specifically the role of cytosine 5-methylation. Principal component analysis of the steps reveals the dominant collective motions to correspond to a tensile "opening" mode and two shear "sliding" and "tearing" modes in the orthogonal plane. The stacking interactions of the methyl groups globally inhibit CG:CG step overtwisting while simultaneously softening the modes locally via potential energy modulations that create metastable states. Additionally, the indirect effects of the methyl groups on possible base-pair steps neighboring CG:CG are observed to be of comparable importance to their direct effects on CG:CG. The results have implications for the epigenetic control of DNA mechanics. © 2013 American Chemical Society.


Polioudakis D.,University of Texas at Austin | Bhinge A.A.,University of Texas at Austin | Bhinge A.A.,Genome Institute of Singapore | Killion P.J.,University of Texas at Austin | And 4 more authors.
Nucleic Acids Research | Year: 2013

The transition of mammalian cells from quiescence to proliferation is accompanied by the differential expression of several microRNAs (miRNAs) and transcription factors. However, the interplay between transcription factors and miRNAs in modulating gene regulatory networks involved in human cell proliferation is largely unknown. Here we show that the miRNA miR-22 promotes proliferation in primary human cells, and through a combination of Argonaute-2 immunoprecipitation and reporter assays, we identified multiple novel targets of miR-22, including several cell-cycle arrest genes that mediate the effects of the tumor-suppressor p53. In addition, we found that miR-22 suppresses interferon gene expression by directly targeting high mobility group box-1 and interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-5, preventing activation of IRF3 and NF-κB, which are activators of interferon genes. The expression of interferon genes is elevated in quiescent cells and their expression is inhibitory for cell proliferation. In addition, we find that miR-22 is activated by the transcription factor Myc when quiescent cells enter proliferation and that miR-22 inhibits the Myc transcriptional repressor MXD4, mediating a feed-forward loop to elevate Myc expression levels. Our results implicate miR-22 in downregulating the anti-proliferative p53 and interferon pathways and reveal a new transcription factor-miRNA network that regulates the transition of primary human cells from quiescence to proliferation. © 2013 The Author(s).


Casas T.,Delaware Valley College
American Behavioral Scientist | Year: 2014

At this particular historical conjuncture, human-made crises-from ecological disasters such as the BP oil spill or the Fukushima nuclear accident, to food shortages and national economic calamities-have rightly gained attention, and the prospect of real limits to consumption seem ever present on the horizon. According to David Harvey, such "[c]rises are moments of paradox and possibility out of which all manner of alternatives. . . can spring." It is these moments, or encounters, of paradox and possibility that I address in this article. I specifically consider novel ecological political articulations that have emerged out of indigenous movements that unmask the material foundations of world history and demonstrate cracks in a dominant ideology that commoditizes all matter-living and otherwise. © 2013 SAGE Publications.


Hoefert M.J.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Sambriski E.J.,Delaware Valley College | Jose De Pablo J.,University of Wisconsin - Madison
Soft Matter | Year: 2011

A molecular model of DNA, that has been shown to reproduce hybridization, is used here to study the transition from two single-stranded molecules to a double-helical complex in situations where one strand is attached to a surface. Transition Path Sampling simulations reveal that hybridization is initiated by forming specific contacts between distinct bases of the molecule. Molecules with repetitive sequences form double helices by sliding along each other after having formed initial contacts. For random sequences, it is shown that the pathway that molecules follow to hybridization depends on the linker length as well as the temperature, and is significantly different from that observed in the bulk. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


Glibert P.M.,University of Cambridge | Kana T.M.,University of Cambridge | Brown K.,Delaware Valley College | Brown K.,American University of Washington
Journal of Marine Systems | Year: 2013

Current parameterization of several important physiological rates using rectangular hyperbolic saturation formulations is inadequate to capture our expanding understanding of the dynamic regulation of nutrients and energy at the primary producer level across all substrate levels, from limiting to super-saturating. Nutrient regulation by primary producers can affect chemical composition, in turn affecting predator-prey interactions and biogeochemical feedbacks in complex foodwebs. Anthropogenically altered nutrient loads are accentuating these challenges by altering nutrient stoichiometry. Using examples derived from the development of phytoplankton physiological dynamic regulation, the case is made that dynamic regulatory concepts are relevant at all levels of ecosystem regulation, that elemental stoichiometry must be considered in physiological, trophodynamic and biogeochemical constructs, and that the classical notion that nutrients and nutrient stoichiometry are only regulatory for physiology when at the limiting end of the spectrum must be laid to rest. Advancing models will require new emphasis on physiology including both dissipatory regulation and assimilatory regulation and the feed-back mechanisms between them. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.


Buskirk-Cohen A.A.,Delaware Valley College
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health | Year: 2015

This pilot study evaluated whether a creative arts therapy program delivered through a 2-week summer day camp benefited children’s support networks and improved their general wellness. Camp staff completed ratings on the behavior of 11 children. Eleven parents (10 mothers) completed ratings on their children’s behavior. Surveys were utilized; data were analyzed using Wilcoxon t tests. Results demonstrated that camp staff observed the most significant improvements in children’s behaviors and relationships. Results of this study indicate that a social skills therapy program delivered through a creative arts summer camp can be beneficial to young children. Furthermore, these results were found during an intense, yet brief, period of time. © , Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


Patent
Delaware Valley College | Date: 2012-05-12

A method of producing biofuel from tobacco biomass including solvent extraction of the tobacco biomass with methyl acetate or ethyl acetate, transesterification of the oil obtained from the biomass and separation of the biofuel from the transesterified product. Excellent yields of biofuel based on the weight of the biomass are obtained.


Trademark
Delaware Valley College | Date: 2013-05-14

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News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: www.24-7pressrelease.com

PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 01, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Brandon McVaugh has been named to the newly created position, Director of Operations, at Laboratory Testing Inc. This executive-level position will oversee the company's three main lines of business: Destructive Testing, Non-Destructive Testing and Metrology. In his new role, Brandon will be responsible for managing the test and inspection operations of these departments in order to achieve LTI's short-term and long-term performance goals for profitability, productivity, quality and safety. The production departments at Laboratory Testing Inc. provide the full range of testing and inspection services required to service varied industries, including aerospace, defense, power generation, medical and others. The Lab also has the accreditations, certifications, quality system and approvals to meet the requirements of these customers, including NADCAP and A2LA accreditation, ISO/IEC 17025 certification, a quality program in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, PED approval and more. As a grandson of the founder of LTI, Robert W. McVaugh, Sr., Brandon began working for the family business at a fairly young age. He worked in the company's Machine Shop and Nondestructive Testing Department while still in school. After earning a bachelor's degree in business from Delaware Valley College, he spent the next five years as an employee of The Vanguard Group in Valley Forge, PA. He returned to LTI in January 2010 filling a new position for the company, Customer Service Supervisor. Brandon next served as Assistant Manager of the Destructive Testing Department, beginning in August 2012. He was promoted to Manager in mid-2013 and continued to work closely with the previous long-term Destructive Testing Manager until he retired in late 2015. During these last few years in Destructive Testing, Brandon oversaw staffing, training, order processing, budgeting, quality control and turnaround in both Mechanical Testing and the Machine Shop. Mike McVaugh, CEO and President of LTI, said, "Brandon helped grow both sales and profits, introduced more rigorous quantitative decision-making and implemented both significant process improvements and capacity expansion efforts. I am confident that Brandon will help to usher in a new era in the strategic, operational, and cultural evolution of LTI." ABOUT Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is an independent materials testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The range of services offered by LTI includes mechanical testing, metallurgical testing, chemical analysis, corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, specimen machining, failure analysis, dimensional inspection and calibration services with results documented in a Certified Test Report or Calibration Certificate. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI holds PRI/Nadcap accreditations in materials and nondestructive testing, and A2LA accreditations to ANS/ISO/IEC 17025 in materials testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Test specimens are machined on-site and material investigations are conducted to determine the root cause of material failures. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing Inc. services and accreditations is available at http://www.labtesting.com, sales@labtesting.com or 800-784-2882.


Receive press releases from Laboratory Testing Inc.: By Email Third-Generation Family Member Named Director of Operations at Laboratory Testing Inc. A new position at Laboratory Testing Inc. called Director of Operations will be filled by Brandon McVaugh, a third-generation member of the family business. He will oversee the Destructive Testing, Non-Destructive Testing and Metrology Departments. Philadelphia, PA, March 01, 2017 --( The production departments at Laboratory Testing Inc. provide the full range of testing and inspection services required to service varied industries, including aerospace, defense, power generation, medical and others. The Lab also has the accreditations, certifications, quality system and approvals to meet the requirements of these customers, including NADCAP and A2LA accreditation, ISO/IEC 17025 certification, a quality program in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, PED approval and more. As a grandson of the founder of LTI, Robert W. McVaugh, Sr., Brandon began working for the family business at a fairly young age. He worked in the company's Machine Shop and Nondestructive Testing Department while still in school. After earning a bachelor's degree in business from Delaware Valley College, he spent the next five years as an employee of The Vanguard Group in Valley Forge, PA. He returned to LTI in January 2010 filling a new position for the company, Customer Service Supervisor. Brandon next served as Assistant Manager of the Destructive Testing Department, beginning in August 2012. He was promoted to Manager in mid-2013 and continued to work closely with the previous long-term Destructive Testing Manager until he retired in late 2015. During these last few years in Destructive Testing, Brandon oversaw staffing, training, order processing, budgeting, quality control and turnaround in both Mechanical Testing and the Machine Shop. Mike McVaugh, CEO and President of LTI, said, “Brandon helped grow both sales and profits, introduced more rigorous quantitative decision-making and implemented both significant process improvements and capacity expansion efforts. I am confident that Brandon will help to usher in a new era in the strategic, operational, and cultural evolution of LTI.” About Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is an independent materials testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The range of services offered by LTI includes mechanical testing, metallurgical testing, chemical analysis, corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, specimen machining, failure analysis, dimensional inspection and calibration services with results documented in a Certified Test Report or Calibration Certificate. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI holds PRI/Nadcap accreditations in materials and nondestructive testing, and A2LA accreditations to ANS/ISO/IEC 17025 in materials testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Test specimens are machined on-site and material investigations are conducted to determine the root cause of material failures. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing Inc. services and accreditations is available at www.labtesting.com, sales@labtesting.com or 800-784-2882. Philadelphia, PA, March 01, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Brandon McVaugh has been named to the newly created position, Director of Operations, at Laboratory Testing Inc. This executive-level position will oversee the company’s three main lines of business: Destructive Testing, Non-Destructive Testing and Metrology. In his new role, Brandon will be responsible for managing the test and inspection operations of these departments in order to achieve LTI’s short-term and long-term performance goals for profitability, productivity, quality and safety.The production departments at Laboratory Testing Inc. provide the full range of testing and inspection services required to service varied industries, including aerospace, defense, power generation, medical and others. The Lab also has the accreditations, certifications, quality system and approvals to meet the requirements of these customers, including NADCAP and A2LA accreditation, ISO/IEC 17025 certification, a quality program in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, PED approval and more.As a grandson of the founder of LTI, Robert W. McVaugh, Sr., Brandon began working for the family business at a fairly young age. He worked in the company's Machine Shop and Nondestructive Testing Department while still in school. After earning a bachelor's degree in business from Delaware Valley College, he spent the next five years as an employee of The Vanguard Group in Valley Forge, PA. He returned to LTI in January 2010 filling a new position for the company, Customer Service Supervisor.Brandon next served as Assistant Manager of the Destructive Testing Department, beginning in August 2012. He was promoted to Manager in mid-2013 and continued to work closely with the previous long-term Destructive Testing Manager until he retired in late 2015. During these last few years in Destructive Testing, Brandon oversaw staffing, training, order processing, budgeting, quality control and turnaround in both Mechanical Testing and the Machine Shop. Mike McVaugh, CEO and President of LTI, said, “Brandon helped grow both sales and profits, introduced more rigorous quantitative decision-making and implemented both significant process improvements and capacity expansion efforts. I am confident that Brandon will help to usher in a new era in the strategic, operational, and cultural evolution of LTI.”About Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is an independent materials testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The range of services offered by LTI includes mechanical testing, metallurgical testing, chemical analysis, corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, specimen machining, failure analysis, dimensional inspection and calibration services with results documented in a Certified Test Report or Calibration Certificate. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI holds PRI/Nadcap accreditations in materials and nondestructive testing, and A2LA accreditations to ANS/ISO/IEC 17025 in materials testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Test specimens are machined on-site and material investigations are conducted to determine the root cause of material failures. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing Inc. services and accreditations is available at www.labtesting.com, sales@labtesting.com or 800-784-2882. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Laboratory Testing Inc.

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