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Framingham State University
Framingham Center, MA, United States

Framingham State University is located in Framingham, Massachusetts, United States, 20 miles from Boston. It offers undergraduate programs in a range of subjects, including Art, Biology, and Communication Arts, and graduate programs, including MBA, MEd, and MS. Wikipedia.

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Thibodeaux J.,Framingham State University
Social Currents | Year: 2016

Previous research on “food deserts” generally agrees that supermarkets tend to avoid economically disadvantaged and high percent African American urban areas. Yet this literature is largely ahistorical, missing out on the historical dynamics between neighborhood restructuring and supermarket placement patterns. This article examines one particularly important era of neighborhood restructuring: the “urban crisis” of the 1970s and 1980s. In examining supermarket location during the “urban crisis,” this article elaborates whether (1) the demographic attributes of zip codes consistently predict supermarket location over time or whether (2) the demographic correlates of supermarket location changed from 1970 to 1990. Data are collected from 1970 and 1980 city directories and unofficial data from the 1990 census zip business patterns. “Separate year” and “differenced data” models investigate the correlates of supermarket location in nine U.S. urban areas from 1970 to 1990. Results show that, controlling for population and percent African Americans, in 1970, supermarkets were more likely to locate in urban areas with higher poverty and lower income. This pattern of supermarket placement gradually changed direction from 1970 to 1990. Future research and policy should deal with the problem of food deserts in economically disadvantaged areas as a historical issue. © The Southern Sociological Society 2015.

News Article | October 28, 2016

Leading online higher education resource provider has released its rankings of the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts for 2016-2017. A two- and four-year school list was created for each state, with the following receiving top honors: University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Amherst and Dartmouth campuses, Westfield State University and Lesley University for four-year schools; Bunker Hill Community College, Holyoke Community College, Middlesex Community College, Massasoit Community College and Greenfield Community College for two-year schools. "The Massachusetts Department of Education has been steadily working on initiatives to ramp up college completion numbers by 2025,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "These colleges are examples of how higher education in Massachusetts is becoming more flexible, offering affordable, top-quality online learning programs to help more students earn degrees.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts’s list, schools are required to meet several stringent base qualifications. Each institution must be an accredited, public or private not-for-profit college or university. Schools must also fall within specific affordability guidelines, offering in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools and below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. A complete lists of colleges on the two- and four-year lists are included below. To learn more about where each specifically falls in the ranking and find more details about the data analysis and methodology used to score each state, visit the following link: The two-year schools honored as the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts for 2016 are: Berkshire Community College Bristol Community College Bunker Hill Community College Greenfield Community College Holyoke Community College Massachusetts Bay Community College Massasoit Community College Middlesex Community College Northern Essex Community College Roxbury Community College The four-year schools honored as the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts for 2016 are: Fitchburg State University Framingham State University Hebrew College Lesley University Massachusetts Maritime Academy National Graduate School of Quality Management Salem State University University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Boston University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth University of Massachusetts - Lowell Westfield State University began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

News Article | November 15, 2016

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocket Software is proud to continue its efforts with Framingham State University to offer students a minor degree in Enterprise Systems and a five-course Enterprise Systems Certificate Program. Mainframe industry professionals developed the...

Description: Ellenzweig collaborated with Framingham State University and the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance in completing an eight-year study/design/construction project to expand and upgrade the University’s science facilities located in Hemenway Hall and the Hemenway Annex. The phased project began with a comprehensive feasibility and programming study, and continued with design and construction of a 57,000 gsf addition and 100,000 gsf of renovations to the existing buildings. The new addition houses 16 teaching laboratories serving Chemistry, Food Science and Biology. The laboratories feature 49 filtered fume hoods, at time of construction the largest installation of filtering fume hoods in the world, reducing the building’s carbon footprint by 68 percent as compared with the national average of similar buildings. The project is tracking LEED Silver certification.

Shea T.B.,Center for Cellular Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration Research | Remington R.,Framingham State University
Journal of Neural Transmission | Year: 2012

The ongoing debate as to whether we are or are not early enough in treatment for Alzheimer's disease presents distinct vantage points. Points expressed range from stressing the need for early preventive measures to highlighting the failure of "alternative" therapies, and concluding that we are unfortunately doing all that we can at present. Herein, we stress the worth of nutritional intervention, and review why such studies are often inherently compromised. We conclude that considerable education is needed to advance lifestyle modifications early enough to obtain their optimal effect, and instead of positioning "classical" interventions against "alternative" interventions, the combinations of both may impart maximal benefit. The introduction of novel detection methods at the earliest indications of cognitive impairment may provide a window of opportunity for initiation of preventative approaches. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

Penmatsa S.,Framingham State University
Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications, CATA 2015 | Year: 2015

Modern distributed computing systems provide a variety of services to the users one of which is a utility service. Consumers (users) of utility computing resources pay the providers for specific usage rather than a flat rate. The providers should make an allocation of users' jobs to the computing resources of distributed utility systems that provide fairness in terms of the price that has to be paid for executing a job (compared to the price for other jobs of similar size in the system) and that also minimizes the overall cost for the users. In this paper, we study a load balancing scheme for utility-computing systems with central-server node model whose objective is to provide fairness to the users' jobs and reduce the overall cost for the user. The performance of the proposed load balancing scheme is evaluated using computer modeling with various distributed system configurations. Copyright © 2015 by The International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA).

Ferraro V.,Framingham State University
Journal of Quantitative Criminology | Year: 2016

Objectives: Drawing from a social disorganization perspective, this research addresses the effect of immigration on crime within new destinations—places that have experienced significant recent growth in immigration over the last two decades. Methods: Fixed effects regression analyses are run on a sample of n = 1252 places, including 194 new destinations, for the change in crime from 2000 to the 2005–2007 period. Data are drawn from the 2000 Decennial Census, 2005–2007 American Community Survey, and the Uniform Crime Reports. Places included in the sample had a minimum population of 20,000 as of the 2005-07 ACS. New destinations are defined as places where the foreign-born have increased by 150 % or more since 1990 and with a minimum foreign-born population of 1000 in 2007. Results: Results indicate new destinations experienced greater declines in crime, relative to the rest of the sample. Moreover, new destinations with greater increases in foreign-born experienced greater declines in their rates of crime. Additional predictors of change in crime include change in socioeconomic disadvantage, the adult-child ratio, and population size. Conclusions: Results fail to support a disorganization view of the effect of immigration on crime in new destinations and are more in line with the emerging community resource perspective. Limitations and suggestions for future directions are discussed. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Long L.,Framingham State University
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing | Year: 2013

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) offers the opportunity to preserve the breast envelope and the nipple-areolar complex by removing only breast tissue and avoiding multiple surgical procedures for reconstruction. The objective of this article is to review the oncologic and surgical concerns with NSM, along with the appropriate selection of patients and potential postoperative complications. A review of the literature was conducted through MEDLINE®, PubMed, and Google Scholar, focusing on recent research. The findings revealed that although the oncologic safety of NSM continues to be debated, indications are strong that cancer recurrence rates are low and the aesthetic motivation is high for carefully screened patients. From those findings, considerations for patient education regarding risks and expectations are described. Nurses in a variety of cancer care settings can use this information to address the concerns of patients making decisions regarding surgical options and adjusting to postoperative body image expectations and changes. © Oncology Nursing Society.

Kabinejadian F.,Nanyang Technological University | Ghista D.N.,Framingham State University
Medical Engineering and Physics | Year: 2012

We have recently developed a novel design for coronary arterial bypass surgical grafting, consisting of coupled sequential side-to-side and end-to-side anastomoses. This design has been shown to have beneficial blood flow patterns and wall shear stress distributions which may improve the patency of the CABG, as compared to the conventional end-to-side anastomosis. In our preliminary computational simulation of blood flow of this coupled sequential anastomoses design, the graft and the artery were adopted to be rigid vessels and the blood was assumed to be a Newtonian fluid. Therefore, the present study has been carried out in order to (i) investigate the effects of wall compliance and non-Newtonian rheology on the local flow field and hemodynamic parameters distribution, and (ii) verify the advantages of the CABG coupled sequential anastomoses design over the conventional end-to-side configuration in a more realistic bio-mechanical condition. For this purpose, a two-way fluid-structure interaction analysis has been carried out. A finite volume method is applied to solve the three-dimensional, time-dependent, laminar flow of the incompressible, non-Newtonian fluid; the vessel wall is modeled as a linearly elastic, geometrically non-linear shell structure. In an iteratively coupled approach the transient shell equations and the governing fluid equations are solved numerically. The simulation results indicate a diameter variation ratio of up to 4% and 5% in the graft and the coronary artery, respectively. The velocity patterns and qualitative distribution of wall shear stress parameters in the distensible model do not change significantly compared to the rigid-wall model, despite quite large side-wall deformations in the anastomotic regions. However, less flow separation and reversed flow is observed in the distensible models. The wall compliance reduces the time-averaged wall shear stress up to 32% (on the heel of the conventional end-to-side model) and somewhat increases the oscillatory nature of the flow. It is found that the effects of wall compliance and non-Newtonian rheology are not independent, and they interact with each other. In spite of the modest influence of wall compliance and non-Newtonian rheology on the hemodynamic parameters distribution, the inclusion of these properties has unveiled further advantages of the coupled sequential anastomoses model over the conventional end-to-side anastomosis which had not been revealed in the previous study with the rigid-wall and Newtonian fluid models. Hence, the inclusion of wall compliance and non-Newtonian rheology in flow simulation of blood vessels can be essential in quantitative and comparative investigations. © 2011 IPEM.

Shearman R.M.,Wesleyan University | Shearman R.M.,Framingham State University | Tulenko F.J.,Wesleyan University | Burke A.C.,Wesleyan University
Developmental Biology | Year: 2011

Limbed vertebrates have functionally integrated postcranial axial and appendicular systems derived from two distinct populations of embryonic mesoderm. The axial skeletal elements arise from the paraxial somites, the appendicular skeleton and sternum arise from the somatic lateral plate mesoderm, and all of the muscles for both systems arise from the somites. Recent studies in amniotes demonstrate that the scapula has a mixed mesodermal origin. Here we determine the relative contribution of somitic and lateral plate mesoderm to the avian scapula from quail-chick chimeras. We generate 3D reconstructions of the grafted tissue in the host revealing a very different distribution of somitic cells in the scapula than previously reported. This novel 3D visualization of the cryptic border between somitic and lateral plate populations reveals the dynamics of musculoskeletal morphogenesis and demonstrates the importance of 3D visualization of chimera data. Reconstructions of chimeras make clear three significant contrasts with existing models of scapular development. First, the majority of the avian scapula is lateral plate derived and the somitic contribution to the scapular blade is significantly smaller than in previous models. Second, the segmentation of the somitic component of the blade is partially lost; and third, there are striking differences in growth rates between different tissues derived from the same somites that contribute to the structures of the cervical thoracic transition, including the scapula. These data call for the reassessment of theories on the development, homology, and evolution of the vertebrate scapula. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.

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