News Article | October 28, 2016
AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leading source of higher education and student information, has named the Best Online Colleges in California for 2016-2017. A total of 60 schools received honors, with top marks going to California State University East Bay and Chico campuses, Humphreys College, Simpson University and the University of California, Berkeley for four year schools, and Lassen Community College, Foothill College and Diablo Valley College for two-year schools. The lists include the top 40 two year schools and top 20 four year schools to offer affordable, quality online learning in California. "California’s colleges have long been known for offering innovative, flexible learning options for online students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "The schools on these lists are strong examples of what today’s online learning is all about, providing quality education and affordable rates to enhance student’s success outside a traditional classroom environment.” In order to qualify for California’s Best Online College lists, AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to hold regional accreditation and be two year or four year public or private not-for-profit institutions respectively. To maintain affordability standards, only two year schools providing in-state tuition under $5,000 annually and four year colleges with in-state tuition under $25,000 were considered. To see the full list of schools and learn more about the specific data points used to determine each online college’s rank, follow the link below: California’s Best Two Year Online Colleges for 2016: Allan Hancock College American River College Barstow Community College Cabrillo College Citrus College City College of San Francisco Coastline Community College College of the Desert College of the Sequoias College of the Siskiyous Contra Costa College Cosumnes River College Cypress College Diablo Valley College Foothill College Hartnell College Imperial Valley College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Long Beach City College Los Angeles Harbor College Mendocino College Merced College Modesto Junior College Moorpark College Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Ohlone College Oxnard College Palo Verde College Pasadena City College Rio Hondo College San Diego Mesa College San Diego Miramar College Santa Rosa Junior College Solano Community College Ventura College West Hills College - Coalinga West Hills College - Lemoore West Los Angeles College West Valley College California’s Best Four Year Online Colleges for 2016: AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | November 21, 2016
An analysis of California’s college career training programs by leading higher education resource site, Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), has revealed the top 54 schools in the state for trade and vocational education. Crediting two-year and four-year schools respectively, the site ranked Lincoln University, Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses, University of LaVerne, American River College, Sacramento City College, College of the Sequoias, Cosumnes River College and Cerritos College among the top scoring for Best Schools for Trade & Vocational Programs in California for 2016-2017. “Some of today’s fastest growing industries are in trade and vocational fields, and projections show these industries continuing to gain steam over the next decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The California colleges credited on our list are those helping students achieve maximum success with not only high quality training, but career placement and counseling services that can pave the way to successful job placement.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges and universities to meet minimum standards to qualify for ranking. Institutions must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status to be considered. For the Best Trade & Vocational Programs list, schools must also offer career counseling and placement services to assist students. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on analysis of more than a dozen unique statistics, such as student-teacher ratios and program variety. A full list of schools on California’s ranking, as well as details on the data points and methodology used to determine scores and list position can be found at: Allan Hancock College American River College Antelope Valley College Bakersfield College Cabrillo College California College San Diego, San Diego California College San Diego, San Marcos Cerritos College Cerro Coso Community College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco Coastline Community College College of Alameda College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Desert College of the Redwoods College of the Sequoias Contra Costa College Cosumnes River College Crafton Hills College Cuyamaca College De Anza College Diablo Valley College East Los Angeles College El Camino College Folsom Lake College Foothill College Fresno City College Fullerton College Glendale Community College Golden West College Grossmont College Humphreys College - Stockton & Modesto Campuses Imperial Valley College Irvine Valley College Lake Tahoe Community College Laney College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Lincoln University Long Beach City College Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Harbor College Los Angeles Mission College Los Angeles Pierce College Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles Valley College Los Medanos College Merced College Mission College Monterey Peninsula College Moorpark College Moreno Valley College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Norco College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Oxnard College Pasadena City College Porterville College Reedley College Rio Hondo College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego City College San Diego Mesa College San Diego Miramar College San Jose City College Santa Barbara City College Santa Monica College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Sierra College Skyline College Solano Community College Taft College University of La Verne Ventura College Victor Valley College West Los Angeles College Yuba College About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.
Lindner R.R.,Rutgers University |
Lindner R.R.,University of Wisconsin - Madison |
Baker A.J.,Rutgers University |
Hughes J.P.,Rutgers University |
And 10 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2014
We present 610 MHz and 2.1 GHz imaging of the massive Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect selected z = 0.870 cluster merger ACT-CL J0102-4915 ("El Gordo"), obtained with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope and the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), respectively. We detect two complexes of radio relics separated by 3.′4 (1.6 Mpc) along the system's northwest-to-southeast collision axis that have high integrated polarization fractions (33%) and steep spectral indices (α between 1 and 2; S ∝ν-α), consistent with creation via Fermi acceleration by shocks in the intracluster medium triggered by the cluster collision. From the spectral index of the relics, we compute a Mach number and shock speed of . With our wide-bandwidth, full-polarization ATCA data, we compute the Faraday depth φ across the northwest relic and find a range of values spanning Δφ = 30 rad m-2, with a mean value of 〈φ〉 = 11 rad m-2 and standard deviation σφ = 6 rad m-2. With the integrated line-of-sight gas density derived from new Chandra X-ray observations, our Faraday depth measurement implies B ∼ 0.01 μG in the cluster outskirts. The extremely narrow shock widths in the relics (d shock ≤ 23 kpc), caused by the short synchrotron cooling timescale of relativistic electrons at z = 0.870, prevent us from placing a meaningful constraint on the magnetic field strength B using cooling time arguments. In addition to the relics, we detect a large (r H ≃ 1.1 Mpc radius), powerful (log (L 1.4/W Hz-1) = 25.66 ± 0.12) radio halo with a shape similar to El Gordo's "bullet"-like X-ray morphology. The spatially resolved spectral-index map of the halo shows the synchrotron spectrum is flattest near the relics, along the system's collision axis, and in regions of high T gas, all locations associated with recent energy injection. The spatial and spectral correlation between the halo emission and cluster X-ray properties supports primary-electron processes like turbulent reacceleration as the halo production mechanism. The halo's integrated 610 MHz to 2.1 GHz spectral index is a relatively flat α = 1.2 ± 0.1, consistent with the cluster's high T gas in view of previously established global scaling relations. El Gordo is the highest-redshift cluster known to host a radio halo and/or radio relics, and provides new constraints on the non-thermal physics in clusters at z > 0.6. © 2014. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Sayers J.,California Institute of Technology |
Mroczkowski T.,California Institute of Technology |
Mroczkowski T.,Jet Propulsion Laboratory |
Zemcov M.,California Institute of Technology |
And 21 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2013
We report our analysis of MACS J0717.5+3745 using 140 and 268 GHz Bolocam data collected at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. We detect extended Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect signal at high significance in both Bolocam bands, and we employ Herschel-SPIRE observations to subtract the signal from dusty background galaxies in the 268 GHz data. We constrain the two-band SZ surface brightness toward two of the sub-clusters of MACS J0717.5+3745: the main sub-cluster (named C), and a sub-cluster identified in spectroscopic optical data to have a line-of-sight velocity of +3200 km s-1 (named B). We determine the surface brightness in two separate ways: via fits of parametric models and via direct integration of the images. For both sub-clusters, we find consistent surface brightnesses from both analysis methods. We constrain spectral templates consisting of relativistically corrected thermal and kinetic SZ signals, using a jointly-derived electron temperature from Chandra and XMM-Newton under the assumption that each sub-cluster is isothermal. The data show no evidence for a kinetic SZ signal toward sub-cluster C, but they do indicate a significant kinetic SZ signal toward sub-cluster B. The model-derived surface brightnesses for sub-cluster B yield a best-fit, line-of-sight velocity of vz = +3450 ± 900 km s-1, with (1-Prob[v z ≥ 0]) = 1.3 × 10-5 (4.2σ away from 0 for a Gaussian distribution). The directly integrated sub-cluster B SZ surface brightnesses provide a best-fit vz = +2550 ± 1050 km s -1, with (1-Prob[vz ≥ 0]) = 2.2 × 10-3 (2.9σ). © 2013. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
News Article | November 17, 2016
VENTURA, CA, November 17, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ventura College Foundation recentlyannounced the addition of Aurora De La Selva, Kim Hoffmans and student Tatiana Juarez to its board of directors and named new officers of the board."Together, these leaders bring unique insight relevant to Ventura College's audiences," said Norbert Tan, Ventura College Foundation executive director. "With Aurora, a retired counselor, Kim, a vice president at the college and Tatiana, our first-ever current student to serve on the board, we are getting a multi-dimensional perspective on how the Foundation is making a difference, and what we can do to further serve students and constituents," said Tan. De la Selva spent over 28 years with Ventura County Community College district as a college science professor and academic counselor College before retiring in 2013. Hoffmans currently serves as vice president of academic affairs at Ventura College. Prior to Ventura College, Hoffmans served over 21 years as a full-time nursing faculty member and dean at Moorpark College. Jaurez is president of the Associated Students of Ventura College and is in her second year at Ventura College. She plans to transfer to California State University, Channel Islands to pursue a degree in nursing. New appointments include Rob van Nieuwburg, business relations director at Ventura Toyota, as chair; Ruth Hemming, Ed.D., retired Ventura County Community College District administrator, as vice-chair; Michael Montoya, retired Southern Californian Edison executive, as secretary; and Alex Kolesnik, Ventura College mathematics professor and Academic Senate president, as treasurer. Established in 1983, the Ventura College Foundation provides financial support to the students and the programs of Ventura College to facilitate student success and grow the impact and legacy of Ventura College as a vital community asset. The Foundation also hosts the Ventura College Foundation Marketplace, an outdoor shopping experience held every weekend on the Ventura College campus east parking lot.For more information, contact Norbert Tan at (805) 289-6160 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit http://www.venturacollege.edu/foundation.
News Article | February 16, 2017
With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Michele Aguiar Anzilotti, RN, CNOR, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Michele is a Registered Nurse with eight years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially surgical services. Michele is currently serving patients as an OR Nurse at Simi Valley Hospital in Simi Valley, California, and Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California. Michele graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2007 from Moorpark College in Moorpark, California, and holds additional certification as a Certified Nurse Operating Room. Furthermore, she is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. To keep up to date with the latest advances and developments in her field, Michele maintains a professional membership with the Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses, and for her excellence, was recognized as Employee of the Month by Simi Valley Hospital. Michele chose a career in nursing because she loves helping people and caring for her community, and has great empathy and a genuine compassion for people. Michele attributes her success in her career to Ventura County Medical Center. They took her in as a new graduate and they taught her everything she knows. If it wasn’t for them, she wouldn’t be where she is today. When she is not assisting patients, Michele enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending quality time with her family. Learn more about Michele Aguiar Anzilotti here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4134261/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.
Butenas S.,University of Vermont |
Parhami-Seren B.,University of Vermont |
Parhami-Seren B.,Moorpark College |
Undas A.,Jagiellonian University |
And 2 more authors.
Thrombosis Research | Year: 2010
Introduction: The quantitation of factor (F)VIII by activity-based assays is influenced by the method, procedure, the quality and properties of reagents used and concentrations of other plasma proteins, including von Willebrand factor (VWF). Objective: To compare FVIII concentrations measured by activity-based assays with those obtained by an immunoassay and to establish the influence of plasma dilution on the FVIII clotting activity (FVIIIc). Methods: The APTT, a chromogenic assay (Coatest) and two in-house immunoassays were used. Albumin-free recombinant FVIII was used as the calibrator in all assays. Results: For a group of 44 healthy individuals (HI), the mean value observed for FVIII antigen (FVIIIag; 1.22 ± 0.56 nM; S.D.) is substantially higher than that for FVIIIc (0.65 ± 0.29 nM) and the chromogenic assay (FVIIIch; 0.50 ± 0.23 nM). A positive correlation between FVIIIag and VWFag with R 2 = 0.20 was observed. Since plasma VWF has an inhibitory effect on FVIIIc, we evaluated the influence of plasma dilutions on FVIIIc in HI (n = 105). At a 4-fold dilution, estimates of FVIIIc by clotting assay were much lower than FVIIIag (0.77 ± 0.31 vs. 1.14 ± 0.48 nM). At 10- and 25-fold dilutions, the estimated FVIIIc increased to 0.87 ± 0.36 and 0.94 ± 0.44 nM, respectively. Conclusions: 1) In plasma, FVIIIag is higher than FVIIIc and FVIIIch; and 2) Real FVIII concentrations in plasma can be estimated by measuring FVIIIag. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.