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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA The Hellenic American University was founded in 2004 in Manchester, NH, USA as a degree-granting institution of higher education by an Act of the New Hampshire State Legislature.Hellenic American University is a member of the New Hampshire College & University Council , a non-profit consortium of 17 public and private institutions of higher education in the state of New Hampshire. These institutions are recognized and highly regarded for their outstanding teaching, research, and community service activities. They serve as major centers of activity that are vital to the economic development of the community and the state.Hellenic American University began with a small and focused program, a Master’s in Business Administration, launched in November 2004, following approval by the NH Postsecondary Education Commission , now New Hampshire’s Department of Education, Division of Higher Education—Higher Education Commission . Over the ensuing six years, the institution evolved steadily from its initial identity as a business school to its beginnings as a fully developed university: with NH-PEC approval, it developed and implemented twelve more degree programs: a Professional Master’s in Business Administration , a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration , a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology , a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics , a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature , a Master of Science in Information Technology , a Master of Arts in Translation , a Bachelor of Music , a Bachelor of Science in Psychology , an Associate of Science in Enterprise Network Administration , and a Master of Arts in Conference Interpretation . In September 2008, the University launched its first doctoral program, a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics.In September 2011 the University started two new associate programs, specifically the Associate of Science in General Engineering and the Associate of Science in Hospitality Management thus further enriching and diversifying its offerings. In Fall 2012, the Master’s of Science in Psychology was launched.The State of New Hampshire Post-Secondary Education Commission has granted the Hellenic American University the authority to grant the following degrees:The Undergraduate Program at Hellenic American University incorporates the following major concentrations: Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Science in Psychology The Associate of Science in General Engineering The Associate of Science in Hospitality ManagementThe Graduate Programs offered at Hellenic American University are: Master of Business Administration Professional Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Information Technology Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics Master of Arts in Translation Master of Arts in Conference Interpretation . Master of Science in Psychology Hellenic American University offers a doctoral program in Applied Linguistics:Discourse in English Language Teaching, Testing or Translation/Interpreting Program. Hellenic American University has a cooperation agreement with the Hellenic American College in Athens that enables the University to offer its undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Greece. Wikipedia.

Kiss G.,Obuda University | Kalagiakos P.,Hellenic American University
ITHET 2014 - 13th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training

Communication and technology are critical to education. However, using technology in education is not an easy task as communication barriers emerge. The aim of this research is to analyze the ICT attitudes from different faculties at the Obuda University that is between the mechanical engineer students from the Mechanical Faculty and technical manager students from the Economics Faculty. The students from these two groups will use different ICT tool at work after their graduation; the mechanical engineering students will work mostly with designer ICT tools, the technical manager students will use mostly knowledge management and decision support systems. It would be important to know whether instructors, when using ICT, have to follow different teaching methods and approaches in these two different groups or not. We measured the ICT attitude with a tool consisting of 23 items (Likert scaled. We worked with 210 students. The data analysis was performed with SPSS software using descriptive statistics and Mann-Whitney test. The results show both groups having the same positive ICT attitude however with one difference. © 2014 IEEE. Source

Kalagiakos P.,Hellenic American University | Kiss G.,Obuda University
SAMI 2014 - IEEE 12th International Symposium on Applied Machine Intelligence and Informatics, Proceedings

This paper presents our efforts to introduce Dependence Pedagogy in the Multicultural School of Athens. We are developing and exploring Dependence Pedagogy paradigm in relation to the Reusability concept introducing different groups, behaviors and actions in such a way that the output of some is the input to others. Dependence Pedagogy is a valuable concept as defines that synergy in a multicultural refugee school environment is hard but at the same time it is a dynamic and promising path for creating a prosperous learning society formed by different cultures. © 2014 IEEE. Source

Sorensen K.,Maastricht University | Van Den Broucke S.,Catholic University of Leuven | Pelikan J.M.,Ludwig Boltzmann Research Institute | Fullam J.,University College Dublin | And 7 more authors.
BMC Public Health

Background: Several measurement tools have been developed to measure health literacy. The tools vary in their approach and design, but few have focused on comprehensive health literacy in populations. This paper describes the design and development of the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q), an innovative, comprehensive tool to measure health literacy in populations. Methods. Based on a conceptual model and definition, the process involved item development, pre-testing, field-testing, external consultation, plain language check, and translation from English to Bulgarian, Dutch, German, Greek, Polish, and Spanish. Results: The development process resulted in the HLS-EU-Q, which entailed two sections, a core health literacy section and a section on determinants and outcomes associated to health literacy. The health literacy section included 47 items addressing self-reported difficulties in accessing, understanding, appraising and applying information in tasks concerning decisions making in healthcare, disease prevention, and health promotion. The second section included items related to, health behaviour, health status, health service use, community participation, socio-demographic and socio-economic factors. Conclusions: By illuminating the detailed steps in the design and development process of the HLS-EU-Q, it is the aim to provide a deeper understanding of its purpose, its capability and its limitations for others using the tool. By stimulating a wide application it is the vision that HLS-EU-Q will be validated in more countries to enhance the understanding of health literacy in different populations. © 2013 Sørensen et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Source

Makarona K.,Imperial College London | Caputo V.S.,Imperial College London | Costa J.R.,Imperial College London | Liu B.,University of Oxford | And 12 more authors.

HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) increase transcription of some genes through histone hyperacetylation. To test the hypothesis that HDACi-mediated enhanced transcription might be of therapeutic valuefor inherited enzyme deficiency disorders,wefocusedon theglycolytic and pentose phosphate pathways (GPPPs). We show that among the 16 genes of the GPPPs, HDACi selectively enhance transcription of glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD). This requires enhanced recruitment of the generic transcription factor Sp1, with commensurate recruitment of histone acetyltransferases and deacetylases, increased histone acetylation, and polymerase II recruitment to G6PD. These G6PD-selective transcriptional and epigenetic events result in increased G6PD transcription and ultimately restored enzymatic activity inBcells and erythroid precursor cells frompatientswith G6PD deficiency, a disorder associated with acute or chronic hemolytic anemia. Therefore, restoration of enzymatic activity in G6PD-deficient nucleated cells is feasible through modulation of G6PD transcription. Our findings also suggest that clinical consequences of pathogenic missense mutations in proteins with enzymatic function can be overcome in some cases by enhancement of the transcriptional output of the affected gene. © 2014 by The American Society of Hematology. Source

Kalagiakos P.,Hellenic American University | Kiss G.,Obuda University
2013 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013

This paper presents the technology used and the way introduced at the multicultural school of Athens enabling Learning Through Engagement (LTE). We are describing our efforts to shift from traditional learning plans and programs to attention-grabbing learning by teaching and having our students develop thematic sites, wiki content, and animations in parallel to school's efforts to develop learning games. © 2013 IEEE. Source

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