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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.

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. Source

Web page publishing has expanded rapidly in higher educational settings as administrative, faculty, staff, and student users lobby for server space. Increasingly, web publishing policies are needed to help maintain an institutional brand and insure that civil rights are not violated. Institutions that publish or host individual web pages must grabble with issues concerning web page ownership as well as style and content compliance. An analysis of the Web publishing policies of 59 Pennsylvanian private colleges yielded results which are presented in this paper as taxonomy for web site publishing policies for higher educational institutions. © 2011, Veronica F. McGowan. Source

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. Source

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. Source

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. Source

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