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Metropolitan College of New York , formerly known as Audrey Cohen College, is a college located at 431 Canal Street in Manhattan, New York City in Hudson Square. The college recently opened a Bronx Center at 529 Courtlandt Avenue Bronx, NY.MCNY consists of three schools, The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education, the School for Public Affairs and Administration, and the School for Business. The school follows the founder's Purpose-Centered Education philosophy. Wikipedia.

Tsaganea D.,Metropolitan College of New York

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present another historical case that supports the theory that power equality - and not power inequality - reduces international tension and makes the world more peaceful. Design/methodology/approach: The paper refers to two mathematical models that back this theory and focuses on the case of the American and Soviet military expenditures during the last 25 years of the superpowers' rivalry. Both datasets are adjusted for inflation and expressed in constant US dollars. The 25-year interval is divided into two main subintervals into the basis of data characteristics, and four regression lines are determined. Findings: The regression lines of the US and USSR military expenditures corresponding to the first-time interval intersect in 1971, when the main decisions regarding the SALT Treaty were made. The same lines for the second interval intersect in 1989, when the Cold War ended. The USA decided to escalate the Vietnam War during the period in which their military expenditures were significantly higher than the Soviet ones. Similarly, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan when its military expenditures were considerably bigger than the American ones. Subsequently, it is possible to affirm that the 1976-1991 US-USSR arms race is another important empirical case that supports the theory asserting that power equalization reduces international tension. Originality/value: By using three simple statistical techniques - adjustment for inflation, determination of the relevant regression lines, and calculation of intersection points - the paper shows that two sets of highly significant empirical data reinforce the theory that power equalization reduces international tension. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Source

Yager R.R.,Iona College | Yager R.L.,Metropolitan College of New York
Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

We investigate tools that can enrich the process of querying databases by enabling the inclusion of more human focused considerations. We show how to include soft conditions with the use of fuzzy sets. We describe some more sophisticated techniques for aggregating the satisfactions of the individual conditions based on the inclusion of importances and the use of the OWA operator. We discuss a method for aggregating the individual satisfactions that can model a lexicographic relation between the individual requirements. We look at querying databases in which the information in the database can have some probabilistic uncertainty. © 2014 IEEE. Source

Bajwa M.,Metropolitan College of New York
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences

Although several medical technologies have been around since decades and are in the continuous process of development, some latest technologies are changing the way medicine would be practiced in the future. These technologies would allow medical practice from anywhere, any time and from any device. These include smart phones, Tablet PCs, Touch screens, digital ink, voice recognition, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Exchange (HIE), Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN), Personal Health Records (PHRs), patient portals, Nanomedicine, genome-based personalized medicine, Geographical Positioning System (GPS), Radiofrequency Identification (RFID), Telemedicine, clinical decision support (CDS), mobile home healthcare, cloud computing, and social media, to name a few significant. Source

Bajwa M.,Metropolitan College of New York
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences

With the implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR), the patients' health information will reside on the network of computers that can be accessed through a variety of techniques and technologies. One of the widely used present-day communication technology is the mobile/cell phone that has great potential in the healthcare delivery and management as the healthcare providers can remotely access electronically stored health information of patients from anywhere anytime. One of the greatest advantages of the mobile health technology is convenience of time-independent communication from geographically distant places with the healthcare centers and patients that enhances healthcare quality at reduced cost. However, its equally great disadvantage lies in sending and receiving the health information wirelessly through atmosphere which can be easily intercepted, eavesdropped, interjected, modified or even destroyed. Source

Roosevelt G.,Metropolitan College of New York
Environmental Ethics

The trajectory from Rousseau through romanticism to twentieth-century efforts to preserve natural settings for their aesthetic values is a familiar one. What may be less familiar and more fruitful to explore at the present time is Rousseau's stoic recognition of the need for limitation and balance in the ways that human beings interact with their surroundings. Rousseau's discussion of the dynamics of natural need, artificial desires, and human powers or faculties appears in its most elaborated form in Emile, within the context of the pedagogue's role in fostering authentic happiness. Given our present preoccupation with competition, consumerism, and growth, Rousseau's ethic of self-limitation and retrenchment is unlikely to be embraced by policy makers any time soon, but his alternative vision nevertheless merits contemporary recognition. Source

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