New England College is a private four-year liberal arts college in Henniker, New Hampshire, enrolling a total of approximately 2,017 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and offers a variety of associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Wikipedia.
News Article | February 28, 2017
MastersinAccounting.info, a leading career and education website focused on graduate programs in accounting and finance, has released its ranking of the Top Online Master’s in Accounting Programs. To be considered for the list, schools with an online master’s in accounting program were checked for not-for-profit status and accreditation from one of the six regional accreditation agencies in the US recognized by the US Department of Education. The online degrees from the schools on the list are also the same degrees granted to traditional, on-campus students. The rankings were based on factors measuring academic quality, student experience, and graduate success. The ranking uses a unique methodology that considers such factors as the average tuition cost per online credit hour; program accreditation by the AACSB, ACBSP, or IACBE; the average mid-career pay of alumni; and school rankings according to US News & World Report in the regional, national, and online categories. Rob Voce, founder of MastersinAccounting.info, said about the list: “Enrollment in online degree programs is increasing and schools are responding by offering more distance education programs at the graduate level - which can be particularly convenient for those who are already working full-time. Our ranking is designed to help these prospective students learn about and compare first-rate online master’s in accounting programs that offer long-term value.” Overall, 37 schools with online master’s in accounting programs satisfied the inclusion requirements and ranked on this list. Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama, captured the top spot on the list, followed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the second spot. As well as providing schools’ results on ranking factors, the Top Online Master’s in Accounting Programs list includes detailed information on schools’ admissions statistics and requirements as well as tuition comparisons. For the top-ranking schools the list also provides: The top schools on this year’s list are: 1. Auburn University Raymond J. Harbert College of Business (Auburn, AL) 2. University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School (Chapel Hill, NC) 3. University of Connecticut School of Business (Storrs, CT) 4. University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management (Amherst, MA) 5. Pennsylvania State University World Campus (State College, PA) 6. University of Southern California Marshall School of Business (Los Angeles, CA) 7. Emporia State University School of Business (Emporia, KS) 8. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Business School (New Brunswick, NJ) 9. Colorado State University College of Business (Fort Collins, CO) 10. University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business (Birmingham, AL) 11. University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Business (Richardson, TX) 12. St. John’s University Peter J. Tobin College of Business (Jamaica, NY) 13. Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration (Statesboro, GA) 14. Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business (Boston, MA) 15. DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (Chicago, IL) 16. Golden Gate University Edward S. Ageno School of Business (San Francisco, CA) 17. Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education (Hooksett, NH) 18. California State University, Sacramento College of Business Administration (Sacramento, CA) 19. University of Scranton Kania School of Management (Scranton, PA) 20. Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management (Syracuse, NY) 21. University of Hartford Barney School of Business (West Hartford, CT) 22. University of Miami School of Business Administration (Coral Gables, FL) 23. George Mason University School of Business (Fairfax, VA) 24. University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business (Vermillion, SD) 25. Florida Atlantic University College of Business (Boca Raton, FL) 26. Stetson University M.E. Rinker Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy (DeLand, FL) 27. Rider University College of Business Administration (Lawrenceville, NJ) 28. New England College School of Graduate and Professional Studies (Henniker, NH) 29. Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, UT) 30. Indiana Wesleyan University DeVoe School of Business (Marion, IN) 31. Plymouth State University College of Business Administration (Plymouth, NH) 32. Bellevue University College of Business (Bellevue, NE) 33. Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business (Chicago, IL) 34. Franklin University Ross College of Business (Columbus, OH) 35. Nova Southeastern University Huizenga College of Business (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 36. Saint Mary’s University Graduate School of Business and Technology (Winona, MN) 37. Baypath University School of Science & Management (Longmeadow, MA) *See the full rankings and program details here: http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/online-masters-in-accounting/ About MastersinAccounting.info: MastersinAccounting.info is a free online resource focused on providing accurate and up-to-date information on degrees, programs, and schools for prospective master’s in accounting students. The site also provides additional resources such as career outlooks, graduate student guides, scholarships, and more. MastersinAccounting.info’s goal is to be best in class.
News Article | March 1, 2017
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - March 01, 2017) - Butler Snow is pleased to announce that three attorneys have joined the team's public finance group in Georgia. Kenneth B. Pollock and Laurie L. Schwartz will join the firm's Atlanta office and Jamie Garner will work for the firm in Macon, Ga. All three attorneys will practice with the firm's public finance group. "The experience and knowledge that Ken, Laurie and Jamie bring with them make them great additions to our public finance group and the firm," said Don Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. "Our public finance practice has continued to add talent across our footprint and we're proud to have Ken, Laurie and Jamie as part of our team." Pollock has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and counsel to underwriters, issuers, borrowers, trustees, banks and credit enhancers in tax-exempt and taxable financings for governmental and private entities throughout the state of Georgia and several other states. He has extensive knowledge of financing structures used by state and local governments to finance governmental projects, including general obligation bonds and sales tax bonds, revenue bonds, guaranteed revenue bonds and debt secured by intergovernmental contracts. Pollock also has experience on numerous conduit financings benefitting integrated health care systems, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, charter schools, private schools, higher education, manufacturing facilities and multifamily housing developments. He also has experience on several economic development projects such as tax increment and tax allocation district financings and property tax abatement transactions. Pollock has served as a speaker at the Institute for City and County Attorneys in Georgia and at annual conferences of the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association and the Georgia Charter Schools Association. He is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia's Legal Elite in the specialty of public finance and bonds. Pollock is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the local government section of the State Bar of Georgia. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and New York. Pollock earned his undergraduate degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. Schwartz's previous practice experience includes municipal finance transactions, both as bond counsel and as underwriters' counsel. She has experience with transactions involving water and sewerage, housing, student loan, higher education, hospital and general obligation bonds. Schwartz is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey and New York. Schwartz received her undergraduate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her Juris Doctor from Western New England College School of Law. With previous experience as a certified public accountant, Garner has served as general counsel with experience in governmental, non-profit, business and individual legal matters, with a focus on business transactions, tax-exempt entities, and tax and estate planning. Garner also has prior experience representing local government entities and serving as issuer's counsel on a variety of manufacturing facilities and economic development projects. Garner is admitted to practice in Georgia and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree and masters of accountancy from Wake Forest University. Garner received his Juris Doctor from Mercer University. Butler Snow offers a comprehensive and diverse public finance practice ranging from all forms of state and municipal bonds and obligations to the full complement of techniques available to finance and/or refinance governmental as well as industrial/economic development, default/workouts, public and private educational institutions, higher education, school financing, and other developments. With more than 40 attorneys practicing full-time in Butler Snow's public finance, tax incentives and credit markets group, it has one of the largest and most successful public finance practices in the country. Butler Snow LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 330 attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from 22 U.S. offices and offices in London and Singapore. Ranked as a Top 10 firm for pharmaceutical client relations and one of America's Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation's top law firms for client service. The firm was recently ranked 48th out of 650 firms in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard for understanding our client's business, anticipating client's needs, unprompted communication, legal skills, quality and keeping clients informed. For more information, visit www.butlersnow.com or follow Butler Snow on twitter @Butler_Snow.
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Army | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 99.94K | Year: 2010
Physical Sciences Inc. proposes an innovative, filter free approach to rapidly concentrate and detect bacterial spores from large volumes of flowing water for the purpose of early warning detection of contaminated potable water supplies against low concentration biological pathogens. Our approach builds on previous concentration work to study the feasibility of optimizing this approach and lays the foundation to build a fully integrated detection system in Phase II. We anticipate the following performance levels for the system: Single pass capture efficiencies of 50% or greater, concentration increase of >2000x, detection sensitivity to 1500 spores in water, total power consumption of
News Article | February 24, 2017
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic disease and the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly of industrialized countries. The advanced form of dry AMD is geographic atrophy (GA) or atrophic AMD, a progressive, irreversible and blinding disease for which effective treatment remains a significant unmet medical need. Optometrists play a crucial role in the ongoing eye care of patients with AMD and GA, from screening to combining imaging or functional data with a careful patient history to determining the need for subsequent care. They readily assess recognized risk factors with advanced AMD and provide disease management in the early stages, as well as prompt referral and follow up after treatment. However, as a practical consideration for delivering eye care, the historic methodology of optometric practice may not keep pace with population aging, which leads to a corresponding increase in the prevalence of several macular diseases. There are also proportionally fewer eye care providers to care for older patients. To help close this gap, the New England College of Optometry (NECO) and PlatformQ Health are partnering to launch a free online CME series on ClinicalSeriesLive, one of PlatformQ Health’s virtual learning channels. “PlatformQ Health is honored to partner with NECO on this innovative series for optometry health care professionals,” says Robert Rosenbloom, CEO of PlatformQ Health. “We look forward to helping bring much needed attention to the most prevalent cause of blindness is our aging population.” Clinicians can engage live with two top optometry faculty: Howard S. Ying, MD, PhD of Boston Medical Center; and Gary Chu, OD, MPH, FAAO, Senior Director of Public Health and Community Collaborations at the New England College of Optometry. “Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in the US," says Tony Cavallerano, Director of Professional Relations and Executive Director of Clinical Training and Patient Care at New England College of Optometry. "This interactive webinar provides an important contemporary approach to managing patients in a comprehensive primary care environment.” This program intends to improve awareness, knowledge, and competency of optometrists about AMD and GA. The three-part series will cover screening, how to interpret results, underlying pathophysiology, the importance of referral to specialists, the crucial role of follow up, monitoring of therapeutic response in patients receiving treatment and more. All three programs will be available on demand following the live broadcasts. Details on the series: New Insights into Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Geographic Atrophy Part 1: March 2, 2017 at from 11:00AM to 12:00PM EST Geographic Atrophy: Causes and Consequences Part 2: March 2, 2017 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM EST The Referral to the Ophthalmologist Part 3: April 12, 2017 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM EST Focus on the Patient: Empowering Communication for Improved Outcomes Learn more and register here. About New England College of Optometry New England College of Optometry, NECO, is an independent graduate college of optometry that educates students for careers in eye care delivery, research and education. For over 120 years, the New England College of Optometry has been educating optometrists and leaders in the field. Originally founded in 1894 as the Klein School of Optics, NECO prepares the next generation of eye care providers, educators, leaders, and innovators through a rigorous curriculum and extensive clinical experiences. About PlatformQ Health PlatformQ Health is the leading provider of live online medical education events, with 15 websites dedicated to different therapeutic areas. Their unique education platform allows physicians and other healthcare professionals to connect online from any computer, learn about the latest treatments options, and engage in real-time Q&A with top faculty.
News Article | February 16, 2017
New England College of Business (NECB) is pleased to announce that its collaboration with Authess has been recognized by the US Department of Education as a model implementation of technology in Higher Education. Ted Mitchell, former Undersecretary of Education under President Barack Obama, on Jan. 19, 2017 announced the report, “Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education, A Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan,” which represents a shared vision and call to action for transformational learning enabled by technology while embracing themes of lifelong learning, equity, and accessibility. In the Design Principle section of the Plan, the case study outlining NECB’s implementation of Authess’ Authentic Assessments calls out NECB’s innovative use of technology to create high value opportunities for learners to measure their real-world competencies: “The college wanted to improve student engagement and ownership through more authentic assessment. In 2015, NECB partnered with Authess, a company using machine-learning technology to assess competency-based learning and workplace readiness, to create a real-world lending assessment for their Principles of Banking course. The assessment, which Authess created with industry-experts, includes a scenario about whether to foreclose on a home. Students read the scenario, conduct research, analyze critical information, and then submit their plans of action. Course instructors have access to multiple data points as students work through the problem and can use the data to inform what content to focus on during interactive lectures. Upon completion, students walk away with a report outlining how close their performance was to an expert’s performance in the field.” “We are extremely pleased to be recognized as technological innovators in Higher Education,” said Howard Horton, President of NECB. “Our focus at NECB is to ensure that our students have the requisite skills to be successful in their careers. Through Authess, students were able to test their skills in determining whether to make a loan or to foreclose on one. By simulating the actual loan-making environment at banks in which credit ratings got examined, borrowing history was reviewed, and financial solidity of proposed business plans was analyzed, students were injected into a real-world scenario where their decisions could have either a positive or detrimental impact on their employer.” "Working with the New England College of Business was an ideal partnership," said Authess CEO Paul Crockett. "NECB makes it a priority to connect directly with the local industry and help prepare their learners for in-demand jobs across banking and financial services. Working together, we developed an authentic learning assessment that exposed to NECB learners the skills and competencies required of a loan officer and gave educators insight into how students could transfer their knowledge to a real-world application. This is precisely what the Authess framework allows educators and corporations to do: gather new insight into how people think and behave while engaged with authentic tasks." About New England College of Business Founded in 1909, New England College of Business (NECB) is a leading Boston institution offering quality education and online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Serving students across the United States, NECB is an online college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. For information on NECB, visit https://www.necb.edu/, follow NECB on Twitter or connect with the school on Facebook. Authess, a LearnLaunch Accelerator company based in Boston, is focused on the design, delivery, and measurement of authentic assessments. Authess’ proprietary technologies use machine learning and advanced analytics for higher levels of assessment. Authess provides insight into learners’ knowledge, skills and abilities as they solve real-world, complex problems. These competencies are not well measured with scalable multiple choice tests, yet are essential to understanding what a learner can do, not just what they know. Follow Authess on Twitter @authesslearn and on the web at http://www.authess.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
New England College of Business (NECB) is pleased to announce that it now offers a new Global Finance Trading concentration across several of its graduate and continuing education programs. Uniquely developed through collaboration between NECB and London Academy of Trading, the groundbreaking concentration offers both real-world learning and practical financial knowledge necessary for career advancement in the global finance business arena. “New England College of Business is excited to work with London Academy of Trading and introduce students to a very special program that goes beyond theoretical concepts,” said Dr. Ned Gandevani, Graduate Finance Program Chair at NECB. “In today’s highly competitive job market, companies are looking for candidates who possess real-world knowledge and skillsets and know how to trade and manage financial assets effectively. By combining our unique expertise with innovative learning methods, we were able to create a program that adds tremendous credibility and career advancement potential to our graduates.” The new Global Finance Trading concentration is available to students enrolled in the Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Graduate Certificate in Global Finance Trading programs. In addition to acquiring practical skills through hands-on experiences, students will also learn real-world processes and technologies used by finance professionals around the globe. The new program explores such areas as commodities, stock indices and Foreign Exchange (Forex). The Global Finance Trading concentration will help students boost their career potential and explore numerous job opportunities, including managers of equity portfolios, hedge funds, global investments, global currency managers, commodity trading advisors, Forex traders, as well as futures, bond and equity traders. About New England College of Business Founded in 1909, New England College of Business (NECB) is a leading Boston institution offering quality education and online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Serving students across the United States, NECB is an online college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. For information on NECB, visit https://www.necb.edu/, follow NECB on Twitter or connect with the school on Facebook.
News Article | February 15, 2017
On February 22, 2017, from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M., New England College of Business (NECB) will hold a free webinar titled “Managing Stock Market Headwinds in 2017.” Part of NECB’s groundbreaking new Global Finance Trading concentration, the webinar will be led by the school’s Graduate Finance Program Chair Dr. Ned Gandevani, who will also discuss some proven trading and risk management strategies. The webinar will explore a number of fascinating questions, including whether the market’s impressive recent attempts to reach the 20,000 mark in the Dow Jones Industrial will continue, and how the new sentiment of improved economic growth and the potential for higher inflation in the U.S. can prompt stock market headwinds in 2017. WHAT: A free webinar for current NECB students and everyone else interested to learn more about the changing dynamics of today’s financial markets in the context of the U.S. presidential elections and an upcoming new fiscal policy, as well as how to trade and manage your risks in this new environment. WHO: Dr. Ned Gandevani, Graduate Finance Program Chair at New England College of Business. Gandevani teaches graduate courses and is a respected expert in the industry. He has published four books and numerous articles and essays on the subjects of investment, finance, business, investment psychology and accounting. About New England College of Business Founded in 1909, New England College of Business (NECB) is a leading Boston institution offering quality education and online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Serving students across the United States, NECB is an online college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. For information on NECB, visit https://www.necb.edu/, follow NECB on Twitter or connect with the school on Facebook.
Hess G.W.,New England College
Foot & ankle specialist | Year: 2010
Sports participation has undergone an increase in recent decades. Injury due to sporting activity has also recently risen. The Achilles tendon has been one of the most common sports-related injuries. A 2 in 100,000 individual Achilles tendon injury rate increased to a 12 in 100,000 individual injury rate in less than 10 years. The injury is typically observed in men in the fourth to fifth decades of life. Male to female injury ratios range from 2:1 to 12:1. Running, jumping, and agility activities involving eccentric loading and explosive plyometric contractions are usual mechanisms. Natural aging allows predisposing chronic degeneration of the tendon. Blood flow decreases and stiffness increases with aging to decrease the ability to withstand stress. Noninflammatory tendinosis and chronic tendinopathy are 2 separate processes proposed for tendon degeneration and subsequent rupture. Rupture typically occurs 2 to 6 cm proximal to the calcaneal insertion. Predisposing factors are grouped into 2 categories: intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors. Avoidance of degenerative changes within the tendon is the primary method to prevent rupture. Regular physical activity as athletes age also promotes tendon hypertrophy, increases nutrient delivery, and reduces collagen fiber fatigue.
Mitchell R.,New England College
Health Care Management Review | Year: 2016
BACKGROUND:: Interprofessional health care teams are increasingly utilized in health care organizations. Although there is support for their capacity to solve complex problems, there is also evidence that such teams are not always successful. In an effort to understand the capacity of interprofessional teams to innovate successfully, we investigate the role of cognitive diversity to establish whether and how knowledge differences lead to innovation. PURPOSES:: The aim of this study was to construct and investigate a model of team innovation predicted by cognitive diversity. In addition to investigating the direct impact of cognitive diversity in interprofessional health care teams, we develop a model incorporating mediated and moderated effects. In this study, we explore the role of debate as a mediating factor capable of explaining the impact of cognitive diversity on innovation. We further propose that the link between cognitive diversity and innovation through debate is contingent upon trans-specialist knowledge, knowledge shared by health care professionals, spanning specialist divides and enabling mutual understanding. METHODOLOGY:: The hypotheses were investigated using a cross-sectional, correlational design. Survey data received from 75 interprofessional teams employed in an acute care setting, representing a 36% response rate, were used to investigate our model. FINDINGS:: Analysis supports a significant relationship between cognitive diversity and debate, which is stronger when teams rate highly for trans-specialist knowledge. Results also support a positive relationship between debate and innovation and our full moderated mediated pathway. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:: A range of strategies are indicated by our results to increase innovation in interprofessional teams. In particular, interventions such as interprofessional education and training, which have been shown to facilitate the development of shared language and meaning, are recommended by our findings. © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
Guvench O.,New England College
Frontiers in Immunology | Year: 2015
The extracellular N-terminal hyaluronan binding domain (HABD) of CD44 is a small globular domain that confers hyaluronan (HA) binding functionality to this large transmembrane glycoprotein. When recombinantly expressed by itself, HABD exists as a globular water-soluble protein that retains the capacity to bind HA. This has enabled atomic-resolution structural biology experiments that have revealed the structure of HABD and its binding mode with oligomeric HA. Such experiments have also pointed to an order-to-disorder transition in HABD that is associated with HA binding. However, it had remained unclear how this structural transition was involved in binding since it occurs in a region of HABD distant from the HA-binding site. Furthermore, HABD is known to be N-glycosylated, and such glycosylation can diminish HA binding when the associated N-glycans are capped with sialic acid residues. The intrinsic flexibility of disordered proteins and of N-glycans makes it difficult to apply experimental structural biology approaches to probe the molecular mechanisms of how the order-to-disorder transition and N-glycosylation can modulate HA binding by HABD. We review recent results from molecular dynamics simulations that provide atomic-resolution mechanistic understanding of such modulation to help bridge gaps between existing experimental binding and structural biology data. Findings from these simulations include: Tyr42 may function as a molecular switch that converts the HA-binding site from a low affinity to a high affinity state; in the partially disordered form of HABD, basic amino acids in the C-terminal region can gain sufficient mobility to form direct contacts with bound HA to further stabilize binding; and terminal sialic acids on covalently attached N-glycans can form charge-paired hydrogen bonding interactions with basic amino acids that could otherwise bind to HA, thereby blocking HA binding to glycosylated CD44 HABD. © 2015 Guvench.