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Gordon College Rawalpindi is a college in Rawalpindi, Pakistan that was established as a school in 1893.The college year is made up of an annual system: examination are held once every year. Enrollment at Gordon College is in thousands of students, with around hundreds living on campus. The campus has many buildings, which includes an a large stadium , basketball court, tennis courts, and badminton court. The college has a large and historic auditorium. Wikipedia.

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News Article | November 7, 2016
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On Thursday, September 29th, Lexington Christian Academy juniors and seniors had the opportunity to hear from and speak with admissions representatives from some of the area’s most prominent universities. The ‘College Night’ event was hosted by LCA’s College Advising department. The guests represented 11 institutions including Boston College, Northeastern University, Boston University and Gordon College. The event began in the Cross Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, where the visitors first answered questions relating to varying areas of the college experience. The representatives then split into classrooms for specific presentations and questions from LCA high schoolers. “College Night 2016 was a tremendous success,” said Rob Scaro, Director of College Advising. “We wanted to give our students and their families something more than what they would get at a typical fair. From the panel discussion with college admissions representatives that began the evening to the individual school presentations that followed, they got the chance to learn, explore and interact in a meaningful way with an amazing cross-section of 11 leading colleges and universities.” Visiting University of New Hampshire representative Richard Haynes appreciated the chance to meet LCA upper school students, saying, “The students at Lexington Christian Academy were very aware of the college search process and truly understood the power of education.” Head of School Tim Russell was also delighted with the success of the program and the ingenuity that it was built on. “Newly appointed director Rob Scaro really shone tonight!” said Russell. “Rob was chosen because of his stellar academic background (Boston College, William and Mary, University of Virginia) and his expertise in the classroom. This experience fit him well to winsomely engage our students, as well as spur them on to apply to a wide selection of colleges and see them succeed.” LCA Senior Peter Walsh attended College Night and took full advantage of the experience he and his peers shared, noting, “I thought LCA’s College Night was a nice way to get a taste of a wide range of schools. Many of the colleges I am applying to were at the event. This allowed me to ask questions in small groups, an opportunity I have not had until now.” Following this year’s great success, plans are in the works for College Night to be held next year as well. With this opportunity behind them, LCA high schoolers are now all the more ready to find success in the college application process and beyond. Lexington Christian Academy is an independent college preparatory school that exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Li P.,Zhejiang Ocean University | Jia B.,Gordon College
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics | Year: 2011

We propose a mesoscopic particle-exchange heat engine realized via coupled quantum dots. The engine is able to extract work from a bosonic reservoir and can be used as a refrigerator. The electric current is derived from a master-equation method and is readdressed under a thermodynamic context. The quantum-mechanical result is found to be consistent with thermodynamic analysis. © 2011 American Physical Society.

Jarret R.L.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Wang M.L.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Levy I.J.,Gordon College
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry | Year: 2011

Approximately 1100 genebank accessions of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) and 540 additional accessions that included six of its related species-A. caillei, A. crinitis, A. esculentus, A. ficulneus, A. manihot, A. moschatus and A. tuberculatus-were evaluated for seed oil content using time domain NMR (TD-NMR). Oil content in seed of A. caillei, A. esculentus, A. ficulneus, A. manihot, A. moschatus and A. tuberculatus was in the ranges 2.51-13.61%, 12.36-21.56%, 6.62-16.7%, 16.1-22.0%, 10.3-19.8% and 10.8-23.2%, respectively. Accession PI639680 (A. tuberculatus) had the highest seed oil content (∼23%). Accessions of A. esculentus with high seed oil content included PI nos. PI274350 (21.5%), PI538082 (20.9%) and PI538097 (20.9%). Values for the three accessions of A. manihot with the highest seed oil content were PI nos. PI639673 (20.4%), PI639674 (20.9%) and PI639675 (21.9%), all representing var. tetraphyllus. Average percent seed oil in materials of A. esculentus from Turkey and Sudan (17.35% and 17.36%, respectively) exceeded the averages of materials from other locations. Ninety-eight accessions (total of six species) were also examined for fatty acid composition. Values of linoleic acid ranged from 23.6-50.65% in A. esculentus. However, mean linoleic acid concentrations were highest in A. tuberculatus and A. ficulneus. Concentrations of palmitic acid were significantly higher in A. esculentus (range of 10.3-36.35%) when compared to that of other species, and reached a maximum in PI489800 Concentrations of palmitic acid were also high in A. caillei (mean = ∼30%). Levels of oleic acid were highest in A. manihot, A. manihot var. tetraphyllus and A. moschatus. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

Jarret R.L.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Levy I.J.,Gordon College
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry | Year: 2012

Intact seed of 475 genebank accessions of Citrullus (C. lanatus var. lanatus and C. lanatus var. citroides) were analyzed for percent oil content using TD-NMR. Extracts from whole seed of 96 accessions of C. lanatus (30 var. citroides, 33 var. lanatus, and 33 egusi), C. colocynthis (n = 3), C. ecirrhosus (n = 1), C. rehmii (n = 1), and Benincasa fistulosa (n = 3) were also analyzed for their fatty acids content. Among the materials analyzed, seed oil content varied from 14.8 to 43.5%. Mean seed oil content in egusi types of C. lanatus was significantly higher (mean = 35.6%) than that of either var. lanatus (mean = 23.2%) or var. citroides (mean = 22.6%). Egusi types of C. lanatus had a significantly lower hull/kernel ratio when compared to other C. lanatus var. lanatus or C. lanatus var. citroides. The principal fatty acid in all C. lanatus materials examined was linoleic acid (43.6-73%). High levels of linoleic acid were also present in the materials of C. colocynthis (71%), C. ecirrhosus (62.7%), C. rehmii (75.8%), and B. fistulosa (73.2%), which were included for comparative purposes. Most all samples contained traces (<0.5%) of arachidonic acid. The data presented provide novel information on the range in oil content and variability in the concentrations of individual fatty acids present in a diverse array of C. lanatus, and its related species, germplasm. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/), has published a ranking of the 10 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the North 2017...

Veatch M.H.,Gordon College
Computers and Operations Research | Year: 2015

This paper uses approximate linear programming (ALP) to compute average cost bounds for queueing network control problems. Like most approximate dynamic programming (ADP) methods, ALP approximates the differential cost by a linear form. New types of approximating functions are identified that offer more accuracy than previous ALP studies or other performance bound methods. The structure of the infinite constraint set is exploited to reduce it to a more manageable set. When needed, constraint sampling and truncation methods are also developed. Numerical experiments show that the LPs using quadratic approximating functions can be easily solved on examples with up to 17 buffers. Using additional functions reduced the error to 1-5% at the cost of larger LPs. These ALPs were solved for systems with up to 6-11 buffers, depending on the functions used. The method computes bounds much faster than value iteration. It also gives some insights into policies. The ALPs do not scale to very large problems, but they offer more accurate bounds than other methods and the simplicity of just solving an LP. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Schmude R.W.,Gordon College
Icarus | Year: 2011

Brightness measurements made during 1963-1965 and 1991-2009 are used in constructing models of the brightness of the Saturn system in the Johnson B, V, R and I system. The models cover nearly the full range of phase angles and ring opening angles visible from the Earth and are believed to be accurate to 0.03-0.05 magnitudes. A U-filter model is also selected which covers ring opening angles of between 4° and 14° The model is the first such one that treats the light from the rings as a function of the saturnicentric latitude from the Earth and Sun in a way that is consistent with observations and theoretical considerations. Six conclusions of this work are: (1) the Saturn system brightens as the solar phase angle decreases, (2) the Saturn system has an opposition surge, (3) the opposition surge increases as the ring opening angle increases, (4) the solar phase angle coefficient increases as the ring opening angle increases, (5) the B-V, V-R and R-I color indexes change by up to 0.2 magnitudes as Saturn orbits the Sun and (6) the V-filter model in this report is a better fit to the 1963-2009 data than the one proposed by Harris (Harris, D.L. [1961]. In: Kuiper, G.P., Middlehurst, B.M. (Eds), Planets and Satellites. Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL, pp. 272-342]. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.

Adi-Japha E.,Bar - Ilan University | Badir R.,Bar - Ilan University | Badir R.,Haifa University | Dorfberger S.,Gordon College | Karni A.,Haifa University
Developmental Science | Year: 2014

Are children better than adults in acquiring new skills ('how-to' knowledge) because of a difference in skill memory consolidation? Here we tested the proposal that, as opposed to adults, children's memories for newly acquired skills are immune to interference by subsequent experience. The establishment of long-term memory for a trained movement sequence in adults requires a phase of memory consolidation. This results in substantial delayed, 'offline', performance gains, which nevertheless remain susceptible to interference by subsequent competing motor experience for several hours after training, unless sleep is afforded in the interval. Here we compared the gains attained overnight (delayed gains) by 9-year-olds and adults after training on a novel finger-to-thumb movement sequence, with and without subsequent interference by repeating a different movement sequence. Our results show that, in 9-year-olds, but not in adults, an interval of 15 min. between the training session and interfering experience sufficed to ensure the expression of delayed, consolidation phase, gains. Nevertheless, in the 9-year-olds, as well as in adults, the gains attained with no interference were significantly larger. Altogether, our results show that while the behavioral expressions of childhood and adult consolidation processes are similar, procedural memory stabilizes, in the waking state, at a much faster rate in children. We propose that, in children, rapid stabilization is a mechanism whereby the constraints on consolidating new experiences into long-term procedural memory are relaxed at the cost of selectivity. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Chen J.,University of California at Irvine | Song K.,Gordon College
International Journal of Industrial Organization | Year: 2013

Abstract This paper investigates the matching between banks and firms in the loan market. We estimate a many-to-one two-sided matching model using the Fox (2010) matching maximum score estimator. Using data on the U.S. loan market from 2000 to 2003, we find evidence of positive assortative matching of sizes. Moreover, we show that banks and firms prefer partners that are geographically closer, giving support to the importance of physical proximity for information gathering and expertise sharing. We also show that banks and firms prefer partners with whom they had prior loans, indicating that prior loan relationship plays an important role in the selection of current partners. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Veatch M.H.,Gordon College
Mathematics of Operations Research | Year: 2013

We consider the linear programming approach to approximate dynamic programming with an average cost objective and a finite state space. Using a Lagrangian form of the linear program (LP), the average cost error is shown to be a multiple of the best fit differential cost error. This result is analogous to previous error bounds for a discounted cost objective. Second, bounds are derived for average cost error and performance of the policy generated from the LP that involve the mixing time of the Markov decision process (MDP) under this policy or the optimal policy. These results improve on a previous performance bound involving mixing times. © 2013 INFORMS.

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