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Louisiana College is a private institution of higher education located in Pineville, in the central portion of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, it serves approximately 1,300 students. The college operates on a semester system, with two shorter summer terms. Although the college is affiliated with a group of Baptist churches, who make up the membership of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, students need not be a member of that denomination to attend.The school colors are orange and blue, and their athletics teams are known as the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats. Wikipedia.

Shin A.C.,Louisiana State University | Pistell P.J.,Louisiana State University | Phifer C.B.,Louisiana College | Berthoud H.R.,Louisiana State University
Neuroscience | Year: 2010

Overindulgence in easily available energy-dense palatable foods is thought to be an important factor in the current obesity epidemic but the underlying neural mechanisms are not well understood. Here we demonstrate that mu-opioid receptor signaling in the nucleus accumbens may be important. Protracted suppression of endogenous mu-opioid receptor signaling focused on the nucleus accumbens shell for several days by means of microinjected β-funaltrexamine (BFNA) diminished both "liking" of sucrose, as indicated by fewer positive hedonic orofacial responses, and the incentive reinforcement value ("wanting") of a food reward, as indicated by lower completion speed and increased time being distracted in the incentive runway. BFNA-treatment also decreased responding to sucrose and corn oil in the brief access lick paradigm, a test measuring a combination of mainly taste-guided "liking" and low-effort "wanting", as well as 4 h intake of sucrose solution. These effects were not due to nonspecific permanent neuronal changes, as they were fully reversible. We conclude that endogenous mu-opioid signaling in the nucleus accumbens is necessary for the full display of palatable food-induced hyperphagia through mechanisms including hedonic, motivational, and reinforcement processes. Development of obesity could be the result of predisposing innate differences in these mechanisms or overstimulation of these mechanisms by external factors. © 2010 IBRO. Source

Muravitsky A.Y.,Louisiana College
Fundamenta Informaticae | Year: 2015

We propose a framework in terms of domain theory for semantic information models. We show how an artificial agent (the computer) can operate within such a model in a multiple attitude environment (fuzziness) where information is conveyed. We illustrate our approach by two examples - taking as the set of the degrees of reliability Kleene's 3-valued strong logic and Belnap-Dunn's 4-valued logic. Source

Lu Y.,Louisiana College | Lent C.S.,University of Notre Dame
Chemical Physics Letters | Year: 2013

Molecular quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) paradigm is a promising approach to molecular electronics. QCA cells can be implemented using mixed-valence compounds. However, the existence of counterions can perturb the local electric field and thus is detrimental to information encoding and processing. Here we examine the feasibility of using charge neutral, zwitterionic mixed-valence complex as QCA cells in which the positive and negative charges are found at different yet fixed locations within the molecule and therefore counterion effects are more predictable and controllable. A double-dot model molecule based on the derivative of the 1-carba-closo- decaborate monoanion [closo-1-CB9H10]- is investigated using computational chemistry techniques. The model molecule demonstrates bistability and switchability. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

Jensen R.B.,Louisiana College
Terrorism and Political Violence | Year: 2015

An unprecedented expansion of global anti-terrorist policing took place after 1900, although the security forces projected outside their borders by Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Spain, and Argentina displayed an enormous diversity in size and effectiveness. Crucial to successful policing was how these countries improved their intelligence through recruiting and handling informers, maintained secrecy and good relations with local police, and handled the media. The British approach to anarchist control was arguably the most successful. Italian international policing was the most far-reaching, while the United States long remained the world's most under-policed large country. On examination, the view that anti-anarchist policing was a case of conservative imperial regimes versus the Western democracies loses validity. During this period, a general trend saw the transfer of anarchist surveillance from the hands of diplomats into those of interior ministry officials and the police, all in the name of greater centralization, professionalization, and efficiency. 2015 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Source

Jensen R.B.,Louisiana College
Terrorism and Political Violence | Year: 2014

After discussing the extent to which the period from 1878-1934, with its frequent incidents of anarchist assassinations and bombings, can be considered the classic age of "lone wolf" or leaderless terrorism, this article focuses on four acts of anarchist violence and police and government responses to this violence. The four cases are the 1896 bombing of a Corpus Christi procession in Barcelona, the 1901 assassination of President McKinley, a 1902 bombing in Livorno (Leghorn) Italy, and the 1912 attempted assassination of Italian King Victor Emmanuel III. Confronted by these violent acts, the authorities resorted to two basic policies that might be referred to as "micro" and "macro" approaches. The macro approach was to launch massive crackdowns, arrest hundreds if not thousands of suspects (in some cases torturing them), and pass repressive legislation limiting freedom of the press, freedom of association, and freedom of assembly in order to discover the guilty terrorists and to squelch anarchist propaganda and organized activity. The micro approach was to focus on improving the intelligence capacity of the police by modernizing and expanding it, and creating or professionalizing the protective service for government ministers and heads of state. © 2014 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source

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