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La Sierra University is a Seventh-day Adventist co-educational university located in Riverside, California, United States. La Sierra offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level degrees and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Adventist Accrediting Association .Founded in 1922 as La Sierra Academy, it later became La Sierra College, a liberal arts college, and then was merged into Loma Linda University in 1967. In 1990, La Sierra separated from Loma Linda University to become an independent institution.Since becoming independent in 1990 it has won multiple national and world titles in the Students in Free Enterprise competition. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, controversy arose involving the teaching of evolution in La Sierra's science curriculum. La Sierra has also been the subject of controversy due to its students' low CPA exam pass rates and high levels of student debt after graduation. Wikipedia.


Trueblood L.A.,University of Rhode Island | Trueblood L.A.,La Sierra University | Seibel B.A.,University of Rhode Island
Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography | Year: 2013

Dosidicus gigas is a large, metabolically active, epipelagic squid known to undertake diel vertical migrations across a large temperature and oxygen gradient in the Eastern Pacific. Hypoxia is known to cause metabolic suppression in D. gigas. However, the precise oxygen level at which metabolic suppression sets in is unknown. Here we describe a novel ship-board swim tunnel respirometer that was used to measure metabolic rates and critical oxygen partial pressures (Pcrit) for adult squids (2-7kg). Metabolic rate measurements were validated by comparison to the activity of the Krebs cycle enzyme, citrate synthase, in mantle muscle tissue (2-17kg). We recorded a mean routine metabolic rate of 5.91μmolg-1h-1 at 10°C and 12.62μmolg-1h-1 at 20°C. A temperature coefficient, Q10, of 2.1 was calculated. D. gigas had Pcrits of 1.6 and 3.8kPa at 10 and 20°C, respectively. Oxygen consumption rate (MO2) varied with body mass (M) according to MO2=11.57M-0.12±0.03 at 10°C. Citrate synthase activity varied with body mass according to Y=9.32M-0.19±0.02. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source


DiMatte M.R.,University of California at Riverside | Haskard-Zolnierek K.B.,Texas State University | Martin L.R.,La Sierra University
Health Psychology Review | Year: 2012

Patient nonadherence is widespread and costly. This paper provides a brief narrative review of research on (non)adherence and validates a clinically useful three-factor heuristic model to guide practitioners as they work with patients to improve adherence. This model is based on the most stable findings from meta-analyses and large-scale empirical studies, reflects the realities of medical practice and offers recommendations for assessing and enhancing patient adherence, particularly in chronic disease management. The model comprises three important clinical actions: (1) insuring that patients have the right information and know how to adhere - including listening to patients' concerns, encouraging their participation and partnership in decision-making, building trust and empathy, and enhancing recall; (2) helping patients believe in their treatment and become motivated to commit to it - that is, addressing the cognitive, social, cultural normative and contextual factors that affect patients' beliefs, attitudes and motivation; and (3) assisting patients to overcome practical barriers to treatment adherence and develop a workable strategy for long-term disease management - including assessing and enhancing patients' social support, identifying and treating their depression and helping patients overcome cost-related treatment barriers. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source


Ngo V.T.,Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology | Lee Grismer L.,La Sierra University
Zootaxa | Year: 2012

A new endemic species, Cyrtodactylus thochuensis sp. nov. from Tho Chu Island in Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve off the southern coast of Vietnam, is differentiated from all other species of Cyrtodactylus by the following combination of characters: maximum SVL 86.3 mm (n=6); no precloacal groove; 3-5 precloacal pores arranged in an angular series; a series of enlarged femoral scales contacting a wide patch of enlarged precloacal scales; 3-6 intersuparanasals in contact with rostral; 20-26 strongly keeled, longitudinal rows of tubercles at midbody; and 30-40 transverse rows of ventral scales between the ventrolateral folds. This species most closely resembles C. condorensis Smith and C. paradoxus (Darevsky & Szczerbak). © 2012 Magnolia Press. Source


Chartier G.,La Sierra University
Independent Review | Year: 2013

Gary Chartier, a professor of law and business ethics of Business at La Sierra University, reviews a book titled Free Market Fairness written by John Tomasi. The book offers a Rawisian justification for Hayekian classical liberalism. Tomasi seeks to show that the essential shape of Rawls's theoretical approach to establishing the content of justice can be maintained even as it is modified to render it much more market-friendly. Rights to use and exchange productive property can, he maintains, be justifiably incorporated into the list of lexically prior basic liberties because of their importance in enabling people to engage in economic production, a crucial aspect of individual self-authorship. Tomasi emphasizes that a variety of high-liberal positions can be transformed along market-democratic lines. He focuses specifically on Rawls's own theoretical approach, however, because of its influence and the extent to which it has been developed and refined and because he finds it personally appealing. Source


Grismer L.L.,La Sierra University | Onn C.K.,National University of Malaysia
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

A new species of forest dwelling Rock Gecko, Cnemaspis roticanai sp. nov., is described from the upper elevations of Gunung Raya, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. Cnemaspis roticanai is the second species of Cnemaspis described from Pulau Langkawi and is differentiated from all other Southeast Asian Cnemaspis in having a unique combination of color pattern and scale characteristics including keeled subtibials, ventrals, subcaudals, dorsal tubercles, and forearm scales; 25-27 paravertebral tubercles; a median row of enlarged, keeled subcaudals; five or six precloacal, pore-bearing scales in males separated medially by one or two non-pore-bearing scales; 26-29 subdigital lamellae on the fourth toe; no dark, longitudinal gular markings or blotches; no dark shoulder patch enclosing a white to yellow ocellus; and having a yellow to white, prescapular crescent. Cnemaspis roticanai is the latest species in a growing list of new taxa being discovered from the Langkawi Archipelago. Copyright © 2010 Magnolia Press. Source

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