Houghton, NY, United States
Houghton, NY, United States

Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in Houghton, in the Genesee Valley of southwestern New York State. It is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. The college is a member of both the Christian College Consortium and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the top colleges in New York state for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the site’s “Best” list, Columbia University in the City of New York, Cornell University, Yeshiva University, University of Rochester and New York University were in the top five. Of the 39 two-year schools that were included, Monroe Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Niagara County Community College, SUNY Westchester Community College and Genesee Community college took the top five spots. A full list of schools is included below. “New York state offers a wide variety of educational options, but the schools on our list are those going the extra mile for students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do they offer outstanding certificate and degree programs, they also provide students with resources that help them make successful career choices after college.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in New York” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in New York” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adelphi University Alfred University Barnard College Canisius College Clarkson University Colgate University College of Mount Saint Vincent Columbia University in the City of New York Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Cornell University CUNY Bernard M Baruch College CUNY City College CUNY Hunter College CUNY Queens College Daemen College D'Youville College Fordham University Hamilton College Hartwick College Hobart William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Houghton College Iona College Ithaca College Le Moyne College LIU Post Manhattan College Manhattanville College Marist College Molloy College Nazareth College New York University Niagara University Pace University-New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Saint John Fisher College Saint Joseph's College-New York Siena College St Bonaventure University St John's University-New York St Lawrence University Stony Brook University SUNY at Binghamton Syracuse University Union College University at Buffalo University of Rochester Vassar College Yeshiva University The Best Two-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adirondack Community College Bramson ORT College Bronx Community College Cayuga County Community College Clinton Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Dutchess Community College Erie Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer County Community College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Kingsborough Community College Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Nassau Community College New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education Niagara County Community College North Country Community College Onondaga Community College Professional Business College Queensborough Community College Rockland Community College Schenectady County Community College Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Sullivan SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

Oakerson R.J.,Houghton College | Parks R.B.,Indiana University Bloomington
Policy Studies Journal | Year: 2011

One important extension of the IAD framework has been to the study of local public economies. These are multi-organizational, multi-level arrangements defined as the set of governmental jurisdictions, public and nonprofit agencies, and private firms that interact in various patterns to provide and produce public goods and services within a specific locality or region. Commonly, the localities or regions studied from this perspective have been U.S. metropolitan areas, often defined as a central city and its surrounding or adjoining county. Localities can be delineated, however, on various terms, and in the IAD framework, it is the geo-physical nature of a locality that, in substantial part, drives the analysis. One of the strengths of the approach is its capacity to explain local variations in public organization as a function of the geo-physical diversity of localities, while at the same time developing empirical generalizations and normative principles that apply across diverse regions. What, for example, might the organization and governance of a complex metropolitan area have in common with the organization and governance of a complex protected area, such as the greater Yellowstone eco-region or the Adirondack Park? Construing both sorts of regions as local public economies can enhance our overall understanding of public organization at the same time that it permits a more nuanced understanding of diverse localities. Such work contributes to the ongoing IAD project of "understanding institutional diversity." © 2011 Policy Studies Organization.

Kaplan D.E.,Johns Hopkins University | Krnjaic G.Z.,Johns Hopkins University | Krnjaic G.Z.,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory | Rehermann K.R.,Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Wells C.M.,Houghton College
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics | Year: 2011

We present a simple UV completion of Atomic Dark Matter (aDM) in which heavy right-handed neutrinos decay to induce both dark and lepton number densities. This model addresses several outstanding cosmological problems: the matter/anti-matter asymmetry, the dark matter abundance, the number of light degrees of freedom in the early universe, and the smoothing of small-scale structure. Additionally, this realization of aDM may reconcile the CoGeNT excess with recently published null results and predicts a signal in the CRESST Oxygen band. We also find that, due to unscreened long-range interactions, the residual unrecombined dark ions settle into a diffuse isothermal halo. © 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA.

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...

News Article | October 31, 2016
Site: www.24-7pressrelease.com

HOUSTON, TX, October 31, 2016-- Donald C. Shoultz, Private Consultant, has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in consulting services.Worldwide Branding, the world's leading international personal branding organization, is proud to endorse the notable professional efforts and accomplishments of Donald C. Shoultz. A member in good standing, Mr. Shoultz parlays years of experience into his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership abilities, and the credentials he has provided in association with his Worldwide Branding membership.Each day, Mr. Shoultz provides learning and organizational development consulting for corporations, businesses and government organizations. In his previous role, he spearheaded, designed, launched, and oversaw the BP "eXcellence" program by providing actionable roadmaps for accelerated development of deep technical expertise. As a result, he was able to reduce time for early- and mid-career employees to reach senior competency and performance levels.Mr. Shoultz is pursuing a master's degree in counseling and a Ph.D. in leadership, organizational behavior, human resources, research and statistics from the University of South Florida. He also holds a Master of Education in learning, development and educational psychology from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology, which he earned from Houghton College.Worldwide Branding has added Mr. Shoultz to their distinguished Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. While inclusion in Worldwide Branding is an honor, only small selections of members in each discipline are endorsed and promoted as leaders in their professional fields.About Worldwide BrandingFor more than 15 years, Worldwide Branding has been the leading, one-stop-shop, personal branding company, in the United States and abroad. From writing professional biographies and press releases, to creating and driving Internet traffic to personal websites, our team of branding experts tailor each product specifically for our clients' needs. From health care to finance to education and law, our constituents represent every major industry and occupation, at all career levels.For more information, please visit http://www.worldwidebranding.com

Miller Z.,Houghton College | Dickinson B.,Houghton College | Deitrick W.,Houghton College | Hu W.,Houghton College | Wang A.H.,Pennsylvania State University
Information Sciences | Year: 2014

The rapid growth of Twitter has triggered a dramatic increase in spam volume and sophistication. The abuse of certain Twitter components such as "hashtags", "mentions", and shortened URLs enables spammers to operate efficiently. These same features, however, may be a key factor in identifying new spam accounts as shown in previous studies. Our study provides three novel contributions. Firstly, previous studies have approached spam detection as a classification problem, whereas we view it as an anomaly detection problem. Secondly, 95 one-gram features from tweet text were introduced alongside the user information analyzed in previous studies. Finally, to effectively handle the streaming nature of tweets, two stream clustering algorithms, StreamKM++ and DenStream, were modified to facilitate spam identification. Both algorithms clustered normal Twitter users, treating outliers as spammers. Each of these algorithms performed well individually, with StreamKM++ achieving 99% recall and a 6.4% false positive rate; and DenStream producing 99% recall and a 2.8% false positive rate. When used in conjunction, these algorithms reached 100% recall and a 2.2% false positive rate, meaning that our system was able to identify 100% of the spammers in our test while incorrectly detecting only 2.2% of normal users as spammers. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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