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Golden Gate University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian, coeducational university located in the Financial District of downtown San Francisco, California. Founded in 1901, GGU specializes in educating professionals through its schools of law, business, taxation, and accounting. The university offers two undergraduate degrees with eight concentrations and 15 graduate degrees with 24 concentrations. Wikipedia.

Fakhoury W.A.,University of California at Santa Barbara | Fakhoury W.A.,Golden Gate University | Gosnell J.S.,Florida State University
Marine Biology | Year: 2014

Predicting future impacts of temperature change require consideration of multiple impacts of temperature on organisms from different populations. We explored the impacts of temperature on feeding, growth, and mortality of emarginated dogwhelks, Nucella emarginata, from three populations (34.459, -120.473; 34.435, -119.930; 34.355, -119.441) that are separated by a total distance of <100 km. Collections and experiments took place September-December 2012. Populations differed both in the number of mussels consumed at 16 and 20 °C and in the difference in feeding at these temperatures. Despite differences in feeding, increases in whelk mortality with temperature did not differ among populations, and in the 16 °C treatment changes in whelk mass did not differ among populations. These results indicate population-specific responses may differ even among geographically close populations. However, some traits may be more adaptable than others and impacts of a given change may be limited by various constraints (e.g., changes in feeding may accompany changes in metabolic needs). Improving our predictions of climate change impacts will require considering these issues, which may be especially important for marine communities where species differ widely in developmental mode, population connectivity, and other traits which may affect responses to changing temperatures. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

Fulkerth R.,Golden Gate University
Proceedings of the International Conference e-Learning 2014 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2014 | Year: 2014

A comprehensive adjunct faculty training program is described, whose aim is to improve student perceptions of courses and programs in a private, not-for-profit MBA and Law degree granting university in San Francisco, The program is somewhat novel in that it uses (a) student input from open-ended responses on course evaluations to determine faculty to be addressed, (b) it uses in-place online learning platforms and processes to deliver training, and (c) it includes a plan for monitoring faculty improvement, through hopefully improved course evaluations, mentoring, and course championing by full time faculty members. Copyright © 2014 IADIS Press All rights reserved. Source

Speliotopoulos A.D.,University of California at Berkeley | Speliotopoulos A.D.,Golden Gate University
General Relativity and Gravitation | Year: 2010

Recently, an extension of the geodesic equations of motion using the Dark Energy length scale was proposed. Here, we apply this extension to analyzing the motion of test particles at the galactic scale and longer. A cosmological check of the extension is made using the observed rotational velocity curves and core sizes of 1,393 spiral galaxies. We derive the density profile of a model galaxy using this extension, and with it, we calculate σ8 to be 0.73±0.12; this is within experimental error of the WMAP value of 0.761 +0.049-0.048. We then calculate R200 to be 206±53 kpc, which is in reasonable agreement with observations. © 2010 The Author(s). Source

Shadden M.,Golden Gate University
Journal - American Water Works Association | Year: 2012

Physical security like fences, access control, and closed-circuit television are critical to the protection of assets, organizational resiliency, and public safety, and utility managers have made great progress in enhancing physical security at their facilities. Significant progress toward utility resiliency has been made through improved emergency response capabilities like those offered through the Water/Wastewater Agency Response (WARN) Networks. The water industry is also beginning to embrace the idea of building a culture of security within the industry, and to recognize the vital link between a robust security culture and securing the delivery of clean water. The National Drinking Water Advisory Council Recommendations on Water Security, along with associated performance metrics in the report the council issued in early 2006, address security in the organizational culture. Source

Lieben I.,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | Lieben I.,Golden Gate University
Natural Resources Journal | Year: 2013

Now is the time for the United States to accelerate its deployment of renewable energy (RE). Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) provide the best vehicle for achieving this important goal. FiTs are government-mandated, long-term purchase contracts offered to RE generators at wholesale rates that return to them the cost of installation plus a reasonable profit. Germany has the world's highest amount of installed solar power due to its implementation of FiTs. To spur proper implementation of FiTs in the United States, we recommend the creation of a FiT Certification Board (FCB) to certify that state and local FiT programs meet minimum, necessary elements for effective FiTs. Of all competing policies at promoting RE development, FiTs provide the best and most efficient mechanism. However, unlike in Germany, Spain, and many other countries, FiTs are not widely established in the United States notwithstanding a strong desire to promote RE domestically. Where states have tried something like FiTs, the results have been discouraging because their FiTs lack the necessary components to make them effective. In addition, federal laws, such as the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act and the Federal Powers Act, along with the varied nature of energy markets in the United States, create additional barriers to widespread FiT adoption. We believe that the creation and functioning of the FCB will. Source

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