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Muskingum University is a private university located in New Concord, Ohio, United States. It is located approximately sixty miles east of the state capital of Columbus. Founded in 1837, Muskingum University is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church .Collectively, the university's alumni are referred to as the "Long Magenta Line" and students are known simply as "Muskies" while its athletic teams are called the "Fighting Muskies". New Concord, Ohio is located in far eastern Muskingum County, which derives its name from the Muskingum River. Hence the often misspelled and mispronounced Delaware Indian word Muskingum was used in naming the school. In June 2009, the institution's name was changed from "Muskingum College" to "Muskingum University".Muskingum offers more than 40 academic majors. The newest programs launched are digital media design, criminal justice, and engineering. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has also been initiated. Graduate programs are offered in education and management information systems, strategy and technology. Muskingum is nationally known for its innovative PLUS program, a service which assists students with learning disabilities cope, adjust, and ultimately succeed in a higher learning environment.Muskingum's campus consists of 21 major buildings, a football stadium and a small lake, which all sit atop 225 acres of rolling hills overlooking New Concord. The beauty of the campus was recently captured in "A Song of the Seasons: Paintings by Jianmin Dou" by Donna Edsall and Yan Sun . Wikipedia.

Daquila R.,Muskingum University
Complex Analysis and Operator Theory | Year: 2012

This paper gives conditions on the behavior of a sequence of holomorphic functions {f k(z)} and a strictly increasing sequence of positive integers {m k} that assures the infinite product Π f k(z mk) is strongly annular. A constructive proof is given that shows if the sequence {f k(z)} exhibits certain boundary behavior along with a uniform boundedness condition then a number p > 1 exists such that if {m k} satisfies m k+1/m k ≥ p then the above product is strongly annular. © 2010 Springer Basel AG.

Sharp R.,Muskingum University
Ethics and Information Technology | Year: 2012

The ubiquity of online social networks has led to the phenomena of having friends that are known only through online interaction. In many cases, no physical interaction has taken place, but still people consider each other friends. This paper analyzes whether these friendships would satisfy the conditions of Aristotle's highest level of friendship-what he calls perfect friendship. Since perfect friendship manifests through a shared love of virtue, physical proximity would seem to be unnecessary at first glance. However, I argue that the nature of online interaction may preclude us from fully recognizing the virtues and vices in others to the degree necessary for perfect friendship to occur. As such, online friendships face significant obstacles against moving beyond utility or pleasure, and this has important repercussions for online interaction more generally. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Some writers have argued that a Kantian approach to ethics can be used to justify suicide in cases of extreme dementia, where a patient lacks the rationality required of Kantian moral agents. I worry that this line of thinking may lead to the more extreme claim that euthanasia is a proper Kantian response to severe dementia (and similar afflictions). Such morally treacherous thinking seems to be directly implied by the arguments that lead Dennis Cooley and similar writers to claim that Kant might support suicide. If rationality is the only factor in valuing a human life, then the loss of that rationality (however such loss might be defined) would allow us to use essentially utilitarian thinking in order to support non-voluntary euthanasia, since the patients themselves would no longer be moral agents that demand respect. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Frey M.R.,Bucknell University | Miller A.L.,Muskingum University | Mentch L.K.,Bucknell University | Graham J.,Susquehanna University
Quantum Information Processing | Year: 2010

The score operators of a quantum system are the symmetric logarithmic derivatives of the system's parametrically defined quantum state. Score operators are central to the calculation of the quantum Fisher information (QFI) associated with the state of the system, and the QFI determines the maximum precision with which the state parameters can be estimated. We give a simple, explicit expression for score operators of a qubit and apply this expression in a series of settings. We treat in detail the task of identifying a quantum Pauli channel from the state of its qubit output, and we show that a "balanced" probe state is highly robust for this purpose. The QFI for this task is a matrix, and we study its determinant, for which we establish a Cramér-Rao inequality. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Arnold R.,Muskingum University
Theoretical Criminology | Year: 2015

Racist violence in Russia has recently become a subject of interest to scholars and analysts of Russian politics. What are the similarities and differences between racist violence in Russia and the West? How does the level of Russian racist violence compare to other societies? Do racist hate groups in Russia have similar origins to groups in the West? This article considers these questions. I first demonstrate that Russia is indeed the most dangerous country in Europe for ethnic minorities, and argue that such violence is more ‘systematic’ (structured, ideologically coherent, patterned) than in other developed societies. The high level of violence against ethnic minorities in Russia is ‘over-determined’ by a combination of post-Soviet social and economic social changes, the brutalizing consequences of a long counter-insurgency campaign, and government passivity (and sometimes complicity) in the face of racist violence and hate speech. Thus, Russia’s systematic racist violence is analytically closer to outright ethnic conflict than to a form of criminal deviance that could aptly be termed ‘hate crime’. © The Author(s) 2015

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