Hellenic American University

Manchester, NH, United States

Hellenic American University

Manchester, NH, United States

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Galassi A.R.,University of Catania | Sianos G.,Hellenic American University | Werner G.S.,Klinikum Darmstadt GmbH | Escaned J.,Hospital Clinico San Carlos | And 28 more authors.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Year: 2015

Background A retrograde approach improves the success rate of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) for chronic total occlusions (CTOs). Objectives The authors describe the European experience with and outcomes of retrograde PCI revascularization for coronary CTOs. Methods Follow-up data were collected from 1,395 patients with 1,582 CTO lesions enrolled between January 2008 and December 2012 for retrograde CTO PCI at 44 European centers. Major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events were defined as the composite of cardiac death, myocardial infarction, stroke, and further revascularization. Results The mean patient age was 62.0 ± 10.4 years; 88.5% were men. Procedural and clinical success rates were 75.3% and 71.2%, respectively. The mean clinical follow-up duration was 24.7 ± 15.0 months. Compared with patients with failed retrograde PCI, successfully revascularized patients showed lower rates of cardiac death (0.6% vs. 4.3%, respectively; p < 0.001), myocardial infarction (2.3% vs. 5.4%, respectively; p = 0.001), further revascularization (8.6% vs. 23.6%, respectively; p < 0.001), and major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (8.7% vs. 23.9%, respectively; p < 0.001). Female sex (hazard ratio [HR]: 2.06; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.33 to 3.18; p = 0.001), prior PCI (HR: 1.73; 95% CI: 1.16 to 2.60; p = 0.011), low left ventricular ejection fraction (HR: 2.43; 95% CI: 1.22 to 4.83; p = 0.011), J-CTO (Multicenter CTO Registry in Japan) score ≥3 (HR: 2.08; 95% CI: 1.32 to 3.27; p = 0.002), and procedural failure (HR: 2.48; 95% CI: 1.72 to 3.57; p < 0.001) were independent predictors of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events at long-term follow-up. Conclusions The number of retrograde procedures in Europe has increased, with high percents of success, low rates of major complications, and good long-term outcomes. © 2015 American College of Cardiology Foundation.

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

Heathcote E.J.,University of Toronto | Marcellin P.,Hopital Beaujon | Buti M.,Hospital General Universitari Vall dHebron and Ciberehd | Gane E.,Middlemore Hospital | And 21 more authors.
Gastroenterology | Year: 2011

Background & Aims: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), a nucleotide analogue and potent inhibitor of hepatitis B virus (HBV) polymerase, showed superior efficacy to adefovir dipivoxil in treatment of chronic hepatitis B through 48 weeks. We evaluated long-term efficacy and safety of TDF monotherapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B who were positive or negative for hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg+ or HBeAg-). Methods: After 48 weeks of double-blind comparison of TDF to adefovir dipivoxil, patients who underwent liver biopsy were eligible to continue the study on open-label TDF for 7 additional years; data presented were collected up to 3 years (week 144) from 85% of participants. Primary efficacy end points at week 144 included levels of HBV DNA and alanine aminotransferase, development of resistance mutations, and presence of HBeAg or hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Results: At week 144, 87% of HBeAg- and 72% of HBeAg+ patients treated with TDF had levels of HBV DNA <400 copies/mL. Among patients who had previously received adefovir dipivoxil and then received TDF, 88% of the HBeAg- and 71% of the HBeAg+ patients had levels of HBV DNA <400 copies/mL; overall, 81% and 74%, respectively, maintained normalized levels of alanine aminotransferase and 34% had lost HBeAg. Amino acid substitutions in HBV DNA polymerase that are associated with resistance to tenofovir were not detected in any patient. Cumulatively, 8% of HBeAg+ patients lost HBsAg. TDF maintained a favorable safety profile for up to 3 years. Conclusions: TDF was safe and effective in the long-term management of HBeAg+ and HBeAg- patients with chronic hepatitis B. © 2011 AGA Institute.

Kalagiakos P.,Hellenic American University | Koumpouros I.,Technological Educational Institute of Athens
IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON | Year: 2014

The Multicultural school of Athens is a rich source of data and knowledge. Wiki is a part of a collection of software tools aiming to increase community collaboration and provide reusable content within our curriculum. Dependence Pedagogy has been proved a valuable approach and our wiki solution presented here contributes to the establishment of the reusability notion as a prerequisite of a successful Dependence Pedagogy environment. © 2014 IEEE.

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 | Year: 2013

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.

Xylogiannopoulos K.F.,University of Calgary | Karampelas P.,Hellenic American University | Karampelas P.,Hellenic Air Force Academy | Alhajj R.,University of Calgary | And 2 more authors.
Applied Intelligence | Year: 2014

Suffix arrays form a powerful data structure for pattern detection and matching. In a previous work, we presented a novel algorithm (COV) which is the only algorithm that allows the detection of all repeated patterns in a time series by using the actual suffix array. However, the requirements for storing the actual suffix strings even on external media makes the use of suffix arrays impossible for very large time series. We have already proved that using the concept of Longest Expected Repeated Pattern (LERP) allows the actual suffices to be stored in linear capacity O(n) on external media. The repeated pattern detection using LERP has analogous time complexity, and thus makes the analysis of large time series feasible and limited only to the size of the external media and not memory. Yet, there are cases when hardware limitations might be an obstacle for the analysis of very larger time series of size comparable to hard disk capacity. With the Moving LERP (MLERP) method introduced in this paper, it is possible to analyze very large time series (of size tens or hundreds thousands times larger than what the LERP can analyze) by maximal utilization of the available hardware. Further, when empirical knowledge related to the distribution of repeated pattern’s length is available, the proposed method (MLERP) can achieve better time performance compared to the standard LERP method and definitely much better than using any other pattern matching algorithm and applying brute force techniques which are unfeasible in logical (human) time frame. Thus, we may argue that MLERP is a very useful tool for detecting all repeated patterns in a time series regardless of its size and hardware limitations. © 2014, The Author(s).

Wiil U.K.,University of Southern Denmark | Karampelas P.,Hellenic American University
Proceedings - 2012 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2012 | Year: 2012

The goal of EISIC 2012 is to continue building a European ISI community to provide a stimulating forum for exchange of the latest ideas and results. We have again this year worked hard to bring together academic researchers (in information technologies, computer science, public policy, social and behavioral studies, and more), law enforcement and intelligence experts, as well as information technology companies, industry consultants, and practitioners in the involved fields. © 2012 IEEE.

Kalagiakos P.,Hellenic American University | Karampelas P.,Hellenic American University
2011 5th International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies, AICT 2011 | Year: 2011

Cloud Computing is evolving as a key technology for sharing resources. Grid Computing, distributed computing, parallel computing and virtualization technologies define the shape of a new era. Traditional distance learning systems lack reusability, portability and interoperability. This paper sees cloud computing ecosystem as a new opportunity in designing cloud computing educational platforms where learning actors can reuse learning resources handled by cloud educational operating systems. To enhance learning objects portability and interoperability not only cloud computing API standards should be advocated by the key cloud providers but also learning resources standards should be defined by the Open Cloud Computing Education Federation as proposed by this paper. © 2011 IEEE.

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