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Long Island University

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Brooklyn, NY, United States

Long Island University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution of higher education with locations and programs spanning the New York metropolitan area, overseas, and online. The university offers more than 500 academic programs at two main campuses, LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn, as well as non-residential programs at LIU Brentwood, LIU Riverhead, and LIU Hudson at Rockland and Westchester. LIU has NCAA Division I and II athletics and hosts the annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. Wikipedia.

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56 percent of respondents said the U.S. federal government has the responsibility to make sure that all Americans have health insurance, while 41 percent said that it is not the responsibility of the U.S. federal government. The research indicates general agreement in favor of some kind of government involvement. When asked about the recent Republican health care legislation, the poll showed there was 33 percent approval for the legislation, while 61 percent of respondents disapproved. When broken down by age, disapproval was consistent across age ranges with 30-44 year olds showing the highest disapproval at 68 percent, while 18-29 year olds had the highest approval at 38 percent. "The data shows that when it comes to health care reform, the majority of Americans believe that government should ensure coverage, while being cost-conscious with regard to taxpayers and enrollees," said Dr. Edward Summers, Fellow at the Hornstein Center. When asked what was most important, 30 percent responded in favor of reducing the cost of health care to taxpayers, 30 percent chose reducing the cost of insurance premiums, and 25 percent believed reducing the number of uninsured Americans was most important.  12 percent thought improving health care, regardless of cost, was most important. When questioned about an ideal health care system in the United States, 41 percent of respondents preferred a hybrid health care system with both government programs and private insurance companies, while 35 percent of respondents preferred a national health insurance run solely by the government. Only 20 percent in were favor of a health care system run exclusively by private insurance companies. The findings are based on a published public opinion poll conducted from July 14 through July 25, 2017. "We are encouraged from the results that our web-based, text-message survey is providing a better understanding of the American health care landscape," said Dr. Summers.  "The Steven S. Hornstein Center has a robust research portfolio, and we are excited to explore these crucial public policy issues." Dr. Summers, who obtained his Ph.D. in Public Policy, is a Fellow at the Hornstein Center. His career includes experience in public policy, higher education, and opinion research. Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling, and Analysis Health Care in America 7/25/17 This Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling & Analysis opinion survey was conducted from July 14 to July 24, 2017 entirely by SMS text-messages in English to 1017 registered voters aged 18-80. Polling data was sorted by age, political affiliation, gender and geographic location in efforts to ensure a nationwide representative sample. This poll has an overall margin of error of +/- 3.06 points. The Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis is an independent and non-partisan institute directed by Dr. Stanley B. Klein which endeavors to conduct research on a variety of issues affecting the American electorate. Dr. Klein has taught political science for over 50 years at LIU Post, bringing extensive experience in politics, government, and academia to the work done at the Steven S. Hornstein Center."  For more information, contact Andrew.Batcheller@liu.edu LIU is one of the nation's largest private universities. Since 1926, LIU has provided high quality academic programs taught by world-class faculty.  LIU offers 500 accredited programs to more than 20,000 students and has a network of over 200,000 alumni, including leaders in industries across the globe. Visit liu.edu for more information.


This season has an exciting line-up and will feature everything from comedy to rock, jazz to classical, national Broadway tours and family shows to country and cabaret. Live It. Love It. Share It. is the new tagline that reflects the wide range in performances and community interests. Patrons who want the best seats at the best price to Tilles Center performances can save 10% throughout the season by taking advantage of the Tilles Your Way program and purchasing tickets to three or more performances. For a complete listing of the 2017-18 calendar and ticket prices visit www.tillescenter.org. "Our 2017-18 season features some exciting top performers including the addition of rock and comedy to our lineup. "Based on the feedback from the Long Island community, we're excited to bring a wide range of programming that appeals to a variety of ages and interests," said Executive Director Bill Biddle. "This year's line-up includes everything from Jazz favorites like Herbie Hancock to world-renowned classical performances such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. PLUS we're excited to include top Rock concerts for the first time like Blondie, YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman, along with key speakers like President Bill Clinton, thanks to the Global Institute at LIU. Our National Broadway Tours will be stronger than ever as will our robust Dance and Family shows. There's also a few exciting surprises that are yet to be announced!" "In addition to our main events, we're providing our guests with Pre-Performance entertainment in our Goldsmith Atrium prior to each show, as a way of showcasing the phenomenal talent on Long Island and solidifying Tilles Center as a destination -- you'll want to live it, love it and share it with your friends and family!" 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees YES Featuring JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN, RICK WAKEMAN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 AT 7 PM A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Sponsored by Wells Fargo SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 8 PM Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 AT 2 PM Yamato – The Drummers of Japan SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 AT 7 PM Endowment Concert 2018: The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma SATURDAY, APRIL 7 AT 8 PM The Wizard of Oz SATURDAY, APRIL 14 AT 2 & 8 PM Family Fun programming is made possible with support from Wheatley Plaza and The Rita and Frank Castagna Family Foundation. Community Wellness initiatives are supported, in part, by the Fay J. Lindner Foundation. Subscription benefits include: 10% savings on individual ticket prices throughout the season, ticket exchange privileges, and advance notice and ticket purchase for newly added performances. Series subscribers also retain the same seats throughout the season, have access to the Sosnow Founders Room one evening during the season, have phone fees waived, and receive free seat upgrades when available. Tickets are available online at www.tillescenter.org, or ticketmaster.com, in person at Tilles Center's box office or by telephone at 516.299.3100 or 1.800.745.3000. The box office, located at 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) in Brookville, NY, is open Monday-Saturday from 1-6 pm There are fees associated with all orders. There are no refunds. About Tilles Center Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville, is Long Island's premier concert hall. For 36 years, Tilles Center has been host to more than 70 performances each season by world- renowned artists in music, theater and dance. Tilles Center was the first to bring the New York Philharmonic to Long Island and Bruce Springsteen's legendary "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" was recorded onsite. Tilles Center is located at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville NY. For more information on how to purchase tickets, please visit www.tillescenter.org About Long Island University (LIU) LIU, founded in 1926, continues to redefine higher education, providing high quality academic instruction by world-class faculty. Recognized by Forbes for its emphasis on experiential learning and by the Brookings Institution for its "value added" to student outcomes, LIU offers 500 accredited programs, with a network of 200,000 alumni that includes industry leaders and entrepreneurs across the globe. LIU's renowned faculty, the LIU Promise student mentoring program, innovation in engaged learning, further distinguish LIU as a leader among the nation's most respected universities. Visit liu.edu for more information. About Capital One Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 company with branches located primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities - good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families - benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tilles-center-at-liu-post-announces-2017-18-season-presenting-sponsor-and-new-tagline-300484759.html


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Karim Belhadjali, who has more than 20 years’ experience in ecosystem restoration, storm and flood risk reduction, has joined Abt Associates as a Principal Associate of Environment and Natural Resources. Before joining Abt, Belhadjali worked for 15 years in Louisiana where he held multiple positions at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). At CPRA, he served as program manager for Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan and led a multidisciplinary team of more than 70 scientists, geologists, economists and engineers on the state-of-the-art approach to climate change adaptation. Belhadjali also managed the award-winning 2012 Coastal Master Plan, based on a two-year analysis involving some of the state’s best scientists, as well as national and international specialists. Belhadjali, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tuvalu, worked on fisheries resource assessment, inshore fisheries development, coastal resource conservation, ciguatera monitoring and provided advice for the sustainable management of fisheries resources. He worked with island communities and other non-government organizations on guidelines for the development of community fisheries projects with particular emphasis on the sustainable use of coastal marine resources. Belhadjali holds a Master of Science in Fisheries from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Long Island University. About Abt Associates Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 60 countries. http://www.abtassociates.com


"We are encouraged that the results from this web-based text-message survey are in line with data from more traditional polling organizations," said Dr. Edward Summers, Fellow at the Hornstein Center.  "The Steven S. Hornstein Center is at the forefront of opinion research innovation. This is just one part of LIU's vision to transform techniques across disciplines." Dr. Summers, who obtained his PhD in Public Policy, is a Fellow at the Hornstein Center. His career includes extensive experience in public policy, higher education, and opinion research. "The data shows that Americans want to see more productivity out of Washington, DC and would like to see Congress and the President working together to move the nation forward," said Dr. Summers. When broken down by age groups, the poll found a sharp contrast between respondents under 30 and respondents over 65. Only 38 percent of respondents aged 18-29 approved of President Trump's job performance, whereas 55 percent of respondents aged 65 and older approved. The findings are based on a published public opinion poll conducted from June 6 through June 12, 2017. This Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling & Analysis statistical poll was conducted June 6th to June 12th, 2017 entirely by SMS text messages connected to the web and conducted in English to 985 registered voters aged 18-80. Polling data was sorted by age, political affiliation, gender & geographic location in efforts to ensure a nationwide representative sample. This poll has an overall margin of error of +/- 3.1 points. The Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling & Analysis is an independent and non-partisan institute directed by Dr. Stanley B. Klein which endeavors to conduct research on a variety of issues affecting the American electorate. Dr. Klein has taught political science for over 50 years at LIU-Post bringing extensive experience in politics, government, and academia to the work done here at the Steven S. Hornstein Center."  For more information, contact Andrew.Batcheller@liu.edu LIU is one of the nation's largest private universities. Since 1926, LIU has provided high quality academic programs taught by world-class faculty.  LIU offers 500 accredited programs to more than 20,000 students and has a network of over 200,000 alumni, including leaders in industries across the globe. Visit liu.edu for more information. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/long-island-universitys-hornstein-center-for-policy-polling-and-analysis-measures-presidential-and-congressional-job-approval-300476089.html


Patent
City University of New York, Pace University and Long Island University | Date: 2015-03-19

The present invention relates to novel antiviral compounds which are covalently attached to solid, macro surfaces. In another embodiment, the invention relates to novel antiviral compositions including a polymeric material and, embedded therein, an antiviral compound. In other embodiments, the invention relates to making a surface antiviral and making a polymeric material antiviral.


Liebling S.L.,Long Island University
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2013

Previous studies of the semilinear wave equation in Minkowski space have shown a type of critical behavior in which large initial data collapse to singularity formation due to nonlinearities while small initial data does not. Numerical solutions in spherically symmetric anti-de Sitter space are presented here which suggest that, in contrast, even small initial data collapse eventually. Such behavior appears analogous to the recent result of Bizoń and Rostworowski that found that even weak, scalar initial data collapse gravitationally to black hole formation via a weakly turbulent instability. Furthermore, the imposition of a reflecting boundary condition in the bulk introduces a cutoff, below which initial data fails to collapse. This threshold appears to arise because of the dispersion introduced by the boundary condition. © 2013 American Physical Society.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: LINGUISTICS | Award Amount: 73.77K | Year: 2015

Subject-verb agreement is pervasive in many languages and it is one of the earliest syntactic relations that children must master. Prior research has suggested that its course of acquisition is different in different languages: early production but late comprehension have been observed in English, Spanish and Xhosa (Bantu) while production and comprehension are both early in French (by 30 months of age). The PIs in this collaborative project, Dr. Legendre and Dr. Barriere, seek to reconcile these results by evaluating the hypothesis that children can detect agreement markers better and earlier in languages in which these markers are both perceptually salient and semantically transparent.

The research project will target four languages chosen because their relevant properties allow a number of factors to be teased apart: English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. This project is innovative in seeking to investigate the role of perceptual factors, both at the sentential level and cross-linguistically, and fosters interdisciplinary approaches to the study of language acquisition by melding research in theoretical syntax, psycholinguistics, corpus analysis, and speech perception, and combining their respective research methods. The project will stimulate international collaborations between the PIs in the US and research consultants in France, and will provide valuable research experience for a post-doctoral researcher, and for graduate and undergraduate students at the two US sites.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 159.99K | Year: 2013

This proposal is based on a geometric study of cohomology theories. Cohomology theories provide useful invariants for topological spaces, and their classification by the spectra provides a unified picture, indicating how numerous they are. Nevertheless, our understanding of cohomology theories, along with their equivariant, differential, and other mixed variants, remains limited. This is partly due to the fact that aside from a few examples, such as ordinary cohomology and K-theory, there are no good geometric descriptions of the cohomology classes of a given theory with immediate ties to naturally occurring objects in geometry. Even in the case of K-theory and its variants, our current understanding leaves many questions unanswered. Geometrically representing classes of a theory has proven to be useful in many regards, including the construction of non-homotopy invariant refinements, like differential theories, their equivariant versions, and pushforwards (cocycle level index theorems). In this proposal, the PI studies several ways of obtaining geometric models for K-theories (equivariant, differential, and their mixes) as well as refinements that take into account the Wilson line effects by using the Bismut Chern character. In one component of the research, the PI studies differential K-theory using representatives of the Atiyah class in the Toledo-Tong twisted resolution. In another, the PI aims to use his work with his collaborators, on the equivariant holonomy for abelian gerbes, to study topological invariants of non-abelian grebes. The main tool for this part is the equivariant topological chiral homology. This research has graduate student components.

Cohomology theories, their variants, and refinements are part of a branch of mathematics called topology. Cohomological invariants can measure a wide variety of phenomena, from wrappings of a piece of rope around a pole, to the possibilities for the shape of the universe. Cohomological techniques and descriptions have taken a central role in modeling high energy physics phenomena to the extent that several fundamental concepts were originally discovered by physicist and mathematicians independently. Comparison and cross-fertilization between the two fields has resulted in an accelerated enrichment of both, a trend that continues to pick up momentum increasingly. A modern categorical point of view now serves as a common language for mathematicians and physicists to explore cohomological ideas and their byproducts. Several components of the grant engage undergraduate and graduate students.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: GRAVITATIONAL THEORY | Award Amount: 180.46K | Year: 2013

Observing highly energetic astrophysical sources through fundamentally different radiation channels will be crucial in order to better understand some of the most intriguing, even exotic, objects and events in our universe. Included among these are compact binary objects, composed of black holes and neutron stars, as well as gamma ray bursts and related phenomena. Such objects are powerful engines for the production of gravitational, electromagnetic and neutrino radiation. Many research groups as well as observatories and experiments (both planned and already in operation), are engaged in attempting to observe, interpret and understand these emissions. Their overall understanding will be enhanced and furthered as theoretical insight and predictions are used to aid in their detection and in testing fundamental theories and phenomena. Our purpose here is to systematically consider non-vacuum compact binary systems and to do so with sufficient fidelity to obtain their emissions in gravitational and electromagnetic waves. We will do so by incorporating realistic equations of state, electromagnetic interactions and cooling effects. In particular, our approach is to tie ever more tightly together our theoretical understanding of the possible components and sources of multi-messenger astrophysics. We will build our efforts on a strong computational foundation, namely a robust implementation of the equations of general relativistic, resistive magnetohydrodynamics with adaptive mesh refinement.

This research is of broad interest and naturally combines expertise and know-how that reaches beyond physicists to astrophysicists and mathematicians. It will advance our understanding of some of the most intriguing processes in the universe, and will provide valuable candidate waveforms for gravitational wave observatories (e.g. LIGO). Our participation in multinational efforts to compare waveforms and approaches will be especially valuable to the gravitational wave and astrophysical communities. The activities described here will help further undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral research and training, including a number of underrepresented individuals. Also, this work uses the HAD infrastructure and thus helps support broadly useful, publicly released, software. Additionally, this research involves some of the most exotic objects in our universe that captures the imagination of the general public.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: GRAVITATIONAL THEORY | Award Amount: 60.00K | Year: 2016

A new window on the universe opened recently with the detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO gravitational wave observatory. Other telescopes observe electromagnetic waves (that includes visible light), and this new window will give us quite different and complementary information. The work described here seeks to understand better how to get the most information from these gravitational wave observations. In particular, we study the very violent merger of neutron stars and black holes to determine how the properties of these systems are encoded in both gravitational and electromagnetic waves.

The goals supported by this award are to study the dynamics of compact objects and the radiation they emit to capture the most science possible from aLIGO and similar detectors. We will do so through computational studies of binary systems incorporating magnetized matter with resistive effects, realistic equations of state, electromagnetic and neutrino emission, and r-process nucleosynthesis. Our efforts will include the following: (i) We will determine gravitational waveforms from these binaries, with a focus on observable imprints from the neutron star equation of state, mass, and radius. (ii) We will investigate the construction of analytic and phenomenological gravitational wave templates. (iii) We will study outflows from merging binaries as an indicator of events with characteristic electromagnetic and neutrino signals. (iv) We will study the global behavior of magnetic fields and the electromagnetic emissions, such as jets, that originate in the magnetosphere of coalescing binaries.

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