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Immaculata University is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic university founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, about 20 miles west of Philadelphia. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.The university is composed of 1,100 traditional undergraduate students, more than 2,200 adult undergraduate students, and more than 1,200 graduate and doctoral students. The university is located on 375 acres . Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 18, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best online colleges and universities in Pennsylvania for 2017. The top 50 four-year schools were named, with Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Drexel University and University of Pittsburgh honored as the top five. 12 two-year colleges were also recognized, with Harrisburg Area Community College, Community College of Allegheny County, Westmoreland County Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College and Bucks County Community College taking the top five spots. “These Pennsylvania colleges and universities have proven their value when it comes to providing high-quality online certificate and degree programs,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “In addition to strong academics, these schools also offer their online students exceptional counseling and support resources that foster success.” To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Several additional data points are taken into consideration when scoring each school, including financial aid offerings, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates, student services and academic resources. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Pennsylvania for 2017 include the following: Alvernia University Arcadia University California University of Pennsylvania Carlow University Carnegie Mellon University Cedar Crest College Chatham University Clarks Summit University Delaware Valley University DeSales University Drexel University Duquesne University Eastern University Gannon University Geneva College Gwynedd Mercy University Immaculata University Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Keystone College King's College La Roche College La Salle University Lancaster Bible College Lehigh University Marywood University Mercyhurst University Messiah College Misericordia University Mount Aloysius College Neumann University Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango Philadelphia University Point Park University Robert Morris University Rosemont College Saint Francis University Saint Joseph's University Seton Hill University Temple University University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Scranton University of the Sciences University of Valley Forge Villanova University West Chester University of Pennsylvania Widener University-Main Campus Wilkes University Wilson College Best Online Two-Year Schools in Pennsylvania for 2017 include the following: Bucks County Community College Community College of Allegheny County Community College of Philadelphia Harcum College Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Lehigh Carbon Community College Luzerne County Community College Montgomery County Community College Northampton County Area Community College Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Reading Area Community College Westmoreland County Community College ### About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

Hunt A.M.,Immaculata University
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience | Year: 2015

How should music therapists engage with the enormous potential of neuroscience research? The methodological rigors usually employed in such research complicate this highly attractive arena, requiring operationalizing music and removing it from the context in which it is usually experienced (Fachner and Stegemann, 2013). Deconstructing music in this way merely addresses the neural processing of music perception and action, ignoring the holistic experience of music, which unfolds over time and is embedded in personal and situational context (Fachner, 2002). Furthermore, because music therapy by definition is an interpersonal experience involving client and therapist, and the therapy process depends “upon not merely the music, but also the client’s experience of it” (p. 115, Bruscia, 2014), research methods which isolate the research subject from this interaction neglect an important component in the clinical dynamic of music therapy. From a broader perspective, emerging research into the effects of early relationships on brain development and behavior (Schore, 2012), shows that individuals’ brains have unique patterns of interacting with the world as well as perceiving and responding to the world. While cognitive neuroscience can identify some global responses to music as stimuli, the high degree of variability across individuals continues to be a serious confounding factor. In response, new research methods are exploring ways to account for individual experience in conjunction with neuroimaging (Varela, 1996) as well as how interpersonal musical interaction correlates with brain activity (Lindenberger et al., 2009). Therefore, in this piece I will discuss researching and interpreting the behavior of the human brain in relation to music therapy contexts. I will delineate the boundaries of research methods employed in the neurosciences and discuss ways in which new, alternative methods have the potential to meaningfully elucidate clinically relevant information for music therapists. © 2015 Hunt.

Irani F.,University of Pennsylvania | Irani F.,Immaculata University | Seligman S.,University of Pennsylvania | Kamath V.,University of Pennsylvania | And 3 more authors.
Schizophrenia Research | Year: 2012

Introduction: Emotion perception (EP) is impaired in schizophrenia, is stable across clinical state, resistant to antipsychotic treatment and linked to symptom severity. Given its pervasive nature, there is a need to quantitatively examine whether this dysfunction impacts functional outcomes. We used a meta-analytic strategy to combine results from several studies and examine synthesized effect sizes. Methods: A Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology standard was used to extract data following a PubMed and PsychInfo search. Studies reporting correlations between measures of EP and functional outcomes in schizophrenia spectrum disorders were selected. The impact of potential methodological (task type), demographic (sex, age, race, education, marital status) and clinical (age of onset, duration of illness, setting, symptoms, anti-psychotic medication) moderators on effect sizes were examined. Results: Twenty-five studies met inclusion criteria and included 1306 patients who were 37. years old, with 12. years of education, 64% male and 63% Caucasian. There was a significant relationship between EP and functional outcomes in individuals with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, with effect sizes in the medium range. Medium to large range positive correlations were observed between emotion identification and functional outcome domains involving social problem solving, social skills and community functioning. Significant moderators included task type (emotion identification tasks), sex (% male in sample), race (% Caucasian in sample) and clinical symptoms (negative and positive). Conclusions: Emotion identification deficits are associated with functional impairments in schizophrenia and moderated by sex, race and symptoms. This has implications for treatment efforts to improve outcomes. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Etzrodt C.M.,Immaculata University
American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis | Year: 2013

Historically, therapeutic hypnosis has been met with skepticism within some fields, although acceptance has expanded in recent decades. Development and application of ethical standards and principles has contributed to increased acceptance of hypnosis with children. The Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2002) and the Code of Conduct of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH, 2000) serve as guides to ethical considerations when treating children. From a developmental and practical perspective, children have limited decision-making capacities, therefore special attention should be paid to their rights and welfare. Important ethical considerations relevant to children and hypnosis have emerged, including competence, supervision, informed consent, confidentiality, and boundaries. Considerations are reviewed from a normal and abnormal child development perspective. © 2013 Copyright American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Niemoczynski L.,Immaculata University
Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture | Year: 2014

Theological perspective upon the relationship between deity and creature may not be as radically open to a full range of possible value as has once been thought. If one is seeking a capacious view of deity, creatures, and nature, I contend that not only should one account for continuity, wholeness, healing, salvation, warmth, benevolence, and joy in one's religious metaphysics, but also for discontinuity, difference, diremption, rupture, trauma, tragedy, melancholy, coldness, and the more somber tones of the divine life. My exploration of this darker side of religious naturalism, a 'bleak theology' or 'speculative naturalism', as I am calling it, begins by articulating its opposite in the axiologically positive evaluation of nature and deity found within the mainstream of American religious naturalism. I then offer some speculative theses from the bleak or speculative naturalist perspective and argue why this darker side of religious naturalism ought to be accounted for. © Equinox Publishing Ltd 2014.

Tillotson G.S.,Optimer Pharmaceuticals | Tillotson J.,Immaculata University
F1000 Medicine Reports | Year: 2011

Clostridium difficile has been recognized as a pathogen in humans for over 40 years, but in the past decade the incidence has increased and, more importantly, the clinical presentation and consequences have become more serious, with increased morbidity and mortality. The emergence of a new, more pathogenic strain, BI/NAP1/027, has driven these shifts. Treatment of this disease has been with two antibiotics, metronidazole and vancomycin, but increasing recurrence, not uncommon with C. difficile infections, has prompted research into several alternative therapies. These include a new class of antibiotic (fidaxomicin), a monoclonal antibody, a vaccine, and most recently a biotherapeutic (which, in this case, is a nontoxin-producing strain of C. difficile). The future management of C. difficile infection will probably require a combination of these approaches once we have the data from ongoing studies. © 2011 Faculty of 1000 Ltd.

Naerssen M.V.,Immaculata University
Cahiers de l'APLIUT | Year: 2011

Can FASP {fiction à substrat professionnel/profession-basedfiction) provide ways of accessing the languages and cultures of learners' specializations, as well as provide basic "nutrition" for lan-guage acquisition? The "nutritional" needs of learners in a general academic language course differ from those in Language for Specific Purposes courses. While certain underlying "nutritional" needs are similar, special diets might be required for more narrowly defined needs. Thus, the types of reading will differ. Suggestions are given for selecting and developing the most ap-propriate "meals" for our learners. Also, two examples of readings are used: short stories of medical detection and excerpts from a journal of scientific satire.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 595.88K | Year: 2011

Immaculata University is implementing the STEM Scholars Program (SSP), which is awarding scholarships to community college students transferring to the university who have successfully completed two years in the STEM areas. The scholarships support the completion of a four-year STEM degree program in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Mathematics-Computer Science.

Program objectives include: (1) recruiting four cohorts of students, 7-10 each; (2) recruiting students from under-represented populations, including women and minorities, with a goal of 50% of the scholarship students from these groups; (3) providing opportunities for all SSP students to develop research and leadership skills through networking with the scientific community on and off campus; (4) creating a supportive learning community in order to achieve at least a 75% degree completion rate for scholars in the STEM fields in two years; and (5) demonstrating at least an 80% placement rate for the graduates in a STEM career or graduate program. The program is producing talented graduates well prepared to pursue careers or advanced study in the STEM areas without the burden of excessive debt. Applicants submit written scholarship applications (reviewed by the Admission/Scholarship Committee) and participate in an interview. Scholars receive support through department faculty mentors, advising, a cohort learning community, and SSP courses. Senior year activities spotlight career placement as well as internships, research, and graduate study preparation.

SSP derives intellectual merit from rigorous academic content combined with an integrated learning community with a focus on academic research and community connections through site visits, internships, symposia, conferences, and colloquia.

The broader impacts of SSP include demonstrating how engaging talented students in scholarship leads to academic success while suggesting a model for creating a path between community college STEM students and achievement of a baccalaureate degree.

Immaculata University | Date: 2012-05-08

Sports balls; basketballs; baseballs. Entertainment in the nature of basketball, lacrosse, soccer, track and field, cross country, hockey, softball, volleyball, golf and baseball games; Entertainment services, namely, providing a website featuring college sports.

Join the Philadelphia Rock Gym & the Schuylkill Canal Association when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to the Main Line, at Immaculata University on Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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