Staunton, VA, United States
Staunton, VA, United States

Mary Baldwin College is a private liberal arts, master’s-level university in Staunton, Virginia, USA. It was founded in 1842 by Rufus William Bailey as the Augusta Female Seminary. Mary Baldwin College is one of three women’s colleges in Virginia. The four-year institution offers residential undergraduate programs for women as well as co-educational adult degree programs and graduate degree programs.The college is the oldest institution of higher education for women in the nation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, and it is home to the only all-female corps of cadets in the world. U.S. News & World Report listed MBC as the within the Top 50 Regional Universities in the South for the 2015 edition of “Best Colleges.” Wikipedia.

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KALAMAZOO, MI, November 05, 2016-- The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Raymond Harvey, presents internationally renowned Principal harpist of the Metropolitan Opera House, Emmanuel Ceysson, for the third concert of its 2016-17 Symphonic Series. Billed the "enfant terrible" of the harp, Ceysson's virtuosity and infectious enthusiasm will be on full display in Gliere's Harp Concerto.Maestro Harvey rounds out the program with the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Corigliano and Felix Mendelssohn. Corigliano's Voyage from 1978 is a string orchestra setting of Baudelaire's "L'invitation au voyage." Felix Mendelssohn wrote his Symphony No. 3 "Scottish" after a walking tour of Scotland.For more than 35 years, Raymond Harvey has made a significant impact as an American conductor of great skill and insight. Born in New York City, he studied piano and conducting, receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees in choral conducting from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music; and then studied orchestral conducting at the Yale School of Music, earning Master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.This season Maestro Harvey celebrates 18 years as Music Director of the KalamazooSymphony Orchestra. He previously held the top post at the Fresno Philharmonic (California), Springfield Symphony (Massachusetts), and El Paso Opera (Texas).Maestro Harvey has appeared as guest conductor with many of America's leading orchestras, including those of Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Detroit, New Orleans and Minnesota, as well as the New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts and the Boston Pops. He has also had engagements with the Maggio Musicale Orchestra of Florence, Italy, the Pusan Symphony of South Korea, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. He regularly performs as a pianist, both in chamber music and as pianist/conductor in works of Gershwin, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff.In addition to his commitment to Kalamazoo, Dr. Harvey has been named an Associate Professor at the University of Houston, where he serves as Music Director of the Moores School of Music opera department. His operatic repertoire is extensive, including favorites such as Carmen, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, Turandot, and Aida; as well as the more rarely performed The Consul, The Rape of Lucretia, and Samson and Delilah.The Kalamazoo community continues to embrace Raymond Harvey through appreciation of his compelling performances and engaging lectures.Emmanuel Ceysson is one of the world's leading harpists. He has recently started his new job as Principal harp at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, after a successful career at Opera de Paris lasting 9 years. Since 2005 he has been a presence in such leading venues on the international musical scene as the Wigmore Hall, the Salle Gaveau, Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Berlin Philharmonie.He won the Gold Medal and a special performance prize at the USA International Harp Competition (Bloomington) in 2004, First Prize and six special prizes at the New York Young Concert Artist Auditions in 2006, and First Prize at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich in September 2009, thus becoming the first harpist to obtain awards at three major international events. In 2010, Emmanuel Ceysson was nominated in the category 'Solo Instrumental Discovery' at the Victoires de la Musique Classique. In November 2011 he received a Prix d'Encouragement from the Academie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France (Fondation Simone Del Duca) in recognition of his distinguished early career. A Naive artist since January 2012, when he released a solo album based upon famous Opera themes.He was Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 2005 to 2009 and has taught at the International Summer Academy in Nice since 2010.He has given recitals and educational residencies at venues including the Wolf Trap Foundation in Virginia, North Orange County Community Concerts Association in California, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Michigan, Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, the Washington Center for the Performing Arts (WA), and Emporia Arts Council in Kansas. His Chicago debut at Lyon & Healy Hall was sponsored by the Victor Salvi Foundation. Recent highlights include the concert at the Stefaniensaal of Graz and the Gstaad festival.Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presentsSymphonic SeriesRaymond Harvey, ConductorEmmanuel Ceysson, HarpThe Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Raymond Harvey, presents internationally renowned, Emmanuel Ceysson, for the third concert of its 2016-17 Symphonic Series. Billed the "enfant terrible" of the harp, Ceysson's virtuosity and infectious enthusiasm will be on full display in Gliere's Harp Concerto.Maestro Harvey rounds out the program with the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Corigliano and Felix Mendelssohn.Friday, November 18, 2016 | 8pmChenery AuditoriumTickets: $60 - $24Student & Veteran discounts available.$5 Student Rush tickets, and $10 Harvey's Hideaway seating available at the box office the night of the concert.For tickets, visit , call the KSO Box Office at (269) 349-7759 or call Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300.Visit for up-to-date information, details and schedules. Prices, artists, dates, time and program are subject to change without notice.The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra also receives generous support from other local, state and national foundations, as well as private and corporate support. For more information, visit Founded in 1921, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is Southwest Michigan's premier musical organization, providing musical enrichment to over 80,000 adults and youth per year. The third-largest professional orchestra in the state, the KSO has won numerous awards and grants, including the Met Life Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities, the National Endowment for the Arts for its extensive education programs, and a major Ford Foundation grant to found its innovative Artist-in-Residence program.

Moravec R.,University of Virginia | Conger K.K.,University of Virginia | D'Souza R.,University of Virginia | Allison A.B.,Mary Baldwin College | Casanova J.E.,University of Virginia
Journal of Biological Chemistry | Year: 2012

ADP ribosylation factors (Arfs) are small GTP-binding proteins known for their role in vesicular transport, where they nucleate the assembly of coat protein complexes at sites of carrier vesicle formation. Similar to other GTPases, Arfs require guanine nucleotide exchange factors to catalyze GTP loading and activation. One subfamily of ArfGEFs, the BRAGs, has been shown to activate Arf6, which acts in the endocytic pathway to control the trafficking of a subset of cargo proteins including integrins. We have previously shown that BRAG2 modulates cell adhesion by regulating integrin surface expression. Here, we show that, in addition to Arf6, endogenous BRAG2 also activates the class II Arfs, Arf4 and Arf5, and that surprisingly, it is Arf5 that mediates integrin internalization. We observed that cell spreading on fibronectin is enhanced upon inhibition of BRAG2 or Arf5 but not Arf6. Similarly, spreading in BRAG2-depleted cells is reverted by expression of a rapid cycling Arf5 mutant (T161A) but not by a corresponding Arf6 construct (T157A). We also show that BRAG2 binds clathrin and the AP-2 adaptor complex and that both BRAG2 and Arf5 localize to clathrin-coated pits at the plasma membrane. Consistent with these observations, depletion of Arf5, but not Arf6 or Arf4, slows internalization of β1 integrins without affecting transferrin receptor uptake. Together, these findings indicate that BRAG2 acts at clathrin-coated pits to promote integrin internalization by activating Arf5 and suggest a previously unrecognized role for Arf5 in clathrin-mediated endocytosis of specific cargoes. © 2012 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

Colton D.,Mary Baldwin College | Xiong H.,University of Virginia
Journal of Psychiatric Practice | Year: 2010

Mental health organizations that have successfully reduced or, in some cases, eliminated use of seclusion and restraint report that they have primarily focused on organizational factors to facilitate this process. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of an instrument that measures staff perceptions of organizational activities to reduce seclusion and restraint as well as staff attitudes toward the use of these interventions. Consequently, the instrument can be used diagnostically to identify areas in need of improvement and can also be used as an outcome measure to assess shifts in staff perceptions reflective of organizational change. This article describes validation of the instrument, information on its administration, and analysis and use of data obtained with it. Copyright © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Callo P.A.,Mary Baldwin College | Morton E.S.,Hemlock Hill Field Station | Morton E.S.,York University | Stutchbury B.J.M.,York University
Auk | Year: 2013

We used archival geolocators to track the migration of Red-eyed Vireos (Vireo olivaceus), abundant forest songbirds with significantly increasing breeding-population trends, to identify important stopover and wintering regions. All individuals from a single breeding site (n = 10) wintered in northwestern South America, an extensively forested region, and in spring used a consistent route, crossing the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan to Louisiana. Their spring migration rate (146 km day-1) was slower than that of most other songbirds tracked with geolocators from South America (>280 km day-1). Red-eyed Vireos had an unexpectedly prolonged stopover (mean ± SD =18.6 ± 4.9 days) in Colombia soon after the onset of spring migration, and we suggest that this area may provide important fruit resources for fueling subsequent, more rapid, migration. The total duration of spring migration averaged 45.9 ± 4.6 days, but individuals covered the journey of ∼6,600 km in an average of only 13 days of flight. Males arrived at the breeding site over a 15-day period, and arrival date was significantly correlated with departure date from the wintering site in South America (r = 0.81, P = 0.002), which is surprising, considering the prolonged and variable durations of stopovers en route. Even more intriguing, fall arrival date in South America was significantly correlated with individual departure in spring, which suggests that some birds are on year-round early-versus-late schedules. © 2013 by The American Ornithologists' Union. All rights reserved.

Dewitz P.,Mary Baldwin College | Graves M.F.,University of Minnesota
Reading Teacher | Year: 2014

The goal of the Common Core State Standards, college and career readiness, is dependent of teaching for transfer - the ability to apply the knowledge, skills and disposition learned in one context to another or future context. In this article we discuss the types of transfer, automatic application or deliberate conscious application. We then discuss what teachers can do to insure that students will transfer what they learn to new and future contexts. © 2014 International Reading Association.

Epps M.J.,North Carolina State University | Epps M.J.,Mary Baldwin College | Allison S.E.,James Madison University | Wolfe L.M.,University of KwaZulu - Natal
American Naturalist | Year: 2015

Although many angiosperms are serviced by flying pollinators, reports of wings as pollen vectors are rare. Flame azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum) is visited by diverse insects, yet previous observations suggested that only butterfly wings may transfer pollen to stigmas. We used an experimental approach to determine whether butterfly wings are the primary vehicle of pollination in flame azalea. Over two seasons of observations, only butterflies (Papilio glaucus and Speyeria cybele) contacted both anthers and stigmas, yet because of differences in wing-flapping behavior, P. glaucus transferred pollen most efficiently. In contrast, bee species specialized either on pollen or nectar but did not contact both anthers and stigmas. A field experiment revealed that flowers excluding butterflies experienced almost complete fruit failure, whereas fruit set in open flowers did not differ from those that were hand pollinated. Additionally, butterflies had 56-fold more azalea pollen on their wings than bodies, while azalea stigmas bore both pollen and wing scales. These results suggest that plants with many visitors contacting reproductive organs may still specialize on a single guild of visitors for pollination and that wing-borne pollen transfer is a key mode of flame azalea pollination. © 2015 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

Coll M.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | Coll M.,CSIC - Institute of Materials Science | Gergel-Hackett N.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | Gergel-Hackett N.,Mary Baldwin College | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C | Year: 2011

Formation of electrical contacts to organic molecules by using a scalable technique that preserves molecular integrity is a key development toward reliable fabrication of nanoscale molecular architectures. Here we report the structural and electrical properties of metal-monolayer-silicon junctions fabricated by using Flip Chip Lamination (FCL), a novel, low cost, and nondestructive approach. The effect of junction formation is studied with both aliphatic and aromatic molecular backbones. The ω-functionalized monolayers are first formed on ultrasmooth gold via a thiol linkage and then laminated to H-Si via a thiol or alkene linkage. The application of pressure and temperature enables formation of the nanoscale molecular junctions chemically tethered to two electrodes. The molecular structure and interfacial chemistry within the electrical structure are investigated by using polarized backside-reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy (pb-RAIRS) and current-voltage (I-V) measurements. The confined organic monolayers maintain an overall structure similar to the original self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold with small changes in the configuration of the molecular backbone attributed to lamination and bonding of the molecular terminal group to silicon and exhibiting electrical dielectric integrity. The optimal lamination conditions for each monolayer are dependent on the surface free energy, monolayer conformation, ambient conditions, and reaction of the molecular functionality with the silicon substrate. We demonstrate the structural and electrical integrity at the monolayer level of a variety of organic molecules bonded to both silicon and metal electrodes by probing the effect of molecular backbone (aliphatic vs aromatic) and molecule-electrode interface. FCL enables formation of an extended variety of molecular junctions to identify the critical factors in charge transport across metal-molecule-silicon nanoelectronic architectures. © This article not subject to U.S. Copyright. Published 2011 by the American Chemical Society.

Gergel-Hackett N.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | Gergel-Hackett N.,Mary Baldwin College | Aguilar I.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | Richter C.A.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology
Journal of Physical Chemistry C | Year: 2010

We demonstrate that charge transport through a CMOS-compatible molecular electronic device is dominated by one of two different transport regimes depending on the dipole of the molecular monolayer in the junction, doping level of the silicon substrate, and bias applied to the device. The two observed transport regimes are (1) a regime where the transport is limited by the Schottky barrier and the molecular dipole results in silicon band-bending at the junction interface and (2) a tunneling regime where the molecular dipole creates a small local electric field that screens the electrical transport. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

Polak K.,Mary Baldwin College | Freeman L.M.,Mary Baldwin College
Brain Research | Year: 2010

Perineal muscles essential for copulatory functioning are innervated by Onuf's nucleus in humans and the spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus (SNB) and dorsolateral nucleus (DLN) in rats. These structures sexually differentiate as a result of developmental androgen exposure in most species examined. The homologous structure in the Asian musk shrew (Suncus murinus) is a single cluster in the lateral DLN/Onuf's position in the ventral horn of the spinal cord; these motoneurons innervate both the bulbocavernosus and ischiocavernosus muscles of the musk shrew. We found the expected sex difference in motoneuron number in the shrew DLN, but not in two neighboring motoneuron clusters, the retrodorsolateral nucleus (RDLN) and ventrolateral nucleus (VLN). Male musk shrews also have significantly larger soma areas in the VLN and DLN than females, and male DLN motoneurons have significantly larger nuclei than female. The sex difference in DLN motoneuron number was evident both in raw counts and after accounting for split nuclei error. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

McCleaf K.J.,Mary Baldwin College
Journal of Homosexuality | Year: 2014

Narratives from 33 sexual minority women were examined to discover what factors contributed to their ability to acquire academic success, and what, if any, attributions are evident in some sexual minority women's experiences that provide the ability to persist and graduate. Coping strategies the participants used to gain the resiliency and persistence necessary to acquire academic success are discussed. Intrinsic themes were work ethic values, altruism, and self-efficacy. Extrinsic themes were mentors, family, and friends. Sexual minority women identified the complexity of intrinsic and extrinsic attributions that were used to successfully complete a four-year undergraduate degree in the United States. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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