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Le Moyne College, named after Jesuit missionary Simon LeMoyne, is a private Jesuit college in Syracuse, New York, enrolling over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1946, Le Moyne is the first Jesuit college to be founded as a co-educational institution. The College is the second-youngest of the twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, and is the only comprehensive Catholic college in Central New York.Le Moyne College's 160-acre campus is located in the Town of DeWitt, in a suburban residential neighborhood. It borders the Salt Springs neighborhood of Syracuse, facilitating partnerships with the city of Syracuse and regional businesses and organizations.In 2014, the Board of Trustees appointed Linda M. LeMura, Ph.D., formerly the college's provost and academic vice president, the 14th president, making her the first lay female president of a Jesuit college or university in the world. Wikipedia.

Behuniak S.M.,Le Moyne College
Journal of Aging Studies | Year: 2010

During the last twenty years, a person-centered model of dementia has effectively challenged the biomedical model and has revolutionized caregiving practices to be more compassionate. Yet this focus on personhood has not dislodged the biomedical model from its influential place within law, and has instead reinforced the importance of legal personhood-a concept that is dependent on mental capacity. This article is an attempt to shift the discourse away from personhood to power. It uses Rollo May's theory of power as a lens through which to critique the biomedical, social constructionist, and phenomenological models of dementia, and then builds on political approaches to dementia to argue the merits of a political model of dementia based on compassionate power. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.

Tanner L.H.,Le Moyne College
Geological Society Special Publication | Year: 2010

A variety of stable isotope measurements have been found useful in studying processes of environmental change. Measurements of δ13C, δ18O, δ34S and 87Sr/86Sr all can provide information about the conditions of the water column in which sediment deposition occurred, but the most widely applied of these is δ13C. The carbon isotope record for the Triassic System is a complex one; a pronounced negative excursion begins below the base of the Triassic System and continues into the basal Triassic. The succeeding 4 to 6 Ma Lower Triassic interval is marked by isotopic instability, with positive and negative excursions, continuing through the basal Middle Triassic. In contrast to the Lower Triassic, most of the Middle and Upper Triassic display relative isotopic stability, with rising values of δ13C likely reflecting environmental recovery and increasing storage of organic carbon in terrestrial environments. The uppermost Triassic is marked by a pronounced negative excursion near the system boundary that has been linked to significant biotic turnover. The causes of the various excursions remain under investigation, particularly those at the system boundaries, with outgassing during volcanic activity, changes in productivity, ocean anoxia, and seafloor methane releases all suggested as mechanisms both for perturbing the global carbon cycle and for forcing biotic extinction. © The Geological Society of London 2010.

Tanner L.H.,Le Moyne College
Geological Society Special Publication | Year: 2010

High frequency (fourth- and fifth-order) cyclicity is a common feature of sedimentary sequences in all depositional settings. While tectonism and autocyclic processes are clearly responsible for this cyclicity in some instances, many cases are interpreted as resulting from orbitally forced variations in solar insolation at the Milankovitch frequencies, that is, the precession and short and long eccentricity cycles at scales of tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of years. This forcing is presumed to have controlled sedimentation through periodic changes in climate or sea-level. Examples of interpreted Milankovitch-frequency cyclicity occur throughout the Triassic record, and include much of the German Triassic, the Alpine Triassic and the Newark Supergroup of North America. The cyclostratigraphy of these sections has been used as a tool for intrabasinal and interbasinal correlation, and for chronostratigraphy. These interpretations are not always without controversy, however, as conceptual arguments and radio-isotopic age data have called some of these conclusions into question. © The Geological Society of London 2010.

Lin S.,Le Moyne College | Xie I.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology | Year: 2013

Multisession successive information searches are common but little research has focused on quantitative analysis. This article enhances our understanding of successive information searches by employing an experimental method to observe whether and how the behavioral characteristics of searchers statistically significantly changed over sessions. It focuses on a specific type of successive search called transmuting successive searches, in which searchers learn about and gradually refine their information problems during the course of the information search. The results show that searchers' behavioral characteristics indeed exhibit different patterns in different sessions. The identification of the behavioral characteristics can help information retrieval systems to detect stages or sessions of the information search process. The findings also help validate a theoretical framework to explain successive searches and suggest system requirements for supporting the associated search behavior. The study is one of the first to not only test for statistical significance among research propositions concerning successive searches but to also apply the research principles of implicit relevance feedback to successive searches. © 2013 ASIS&T.

Behuniak S.M.,Le Moyne College
Ageing and Society | Year: 2011

In the literature on Alzheimer's disease (AD), scholars have noted how both the disease and the people who are diagnosed as having it have been stigmatised. I argue here that the AD stigma is of a specific sort - it is dehumanisation based on disgust and terror. Although the blame for negative perceptions of people with AD has been placed on the biomedical understanding of dementia, I argue that strong negative emotional responses to AD are also buttressed by the social construction of people with AD as zombies. To illustrate this point, this paper identifies seven specific ways that the zombie metaphor is referenced in both the scholarly and popular literature on AD. This common referencing of zombies is significant as it infuses the social discourse about AD with a politics of revulsion and fear that separates and marginalises those with AD. It is in recognising the power of this zombie trope that its negative impact can be actively resisted through an emphasis of connectedness, commonality, and inter-dependency. © 2010 Cambridge University Press.

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