Ohio Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college in Delaware, Ohio, United States. It was founded in 1842 by Methodist leaders and Central Ohio residents as a nonsectarian institution, and is a member of the Ohio Five — a consortium of Ohio liberal arts colleges. Ohio Wesleyan has always admitted students irrespective of religion or race and maintained that the university "is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles. Wikipedia.
News Article | December 16, 2016
CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that it has named Howard Groedel chair of its Business Law Practice Group. The firm also appointed partners Douglas K. Sesnowitz and Marie C. Kuban as the group’s vice chairs. Separately, Ulmer named partner Lori Pittman Haas as vice chair of its Real Estate Practice Group, which is chaired by Mary Forbes Lovett. Groedel focuses his practice on securities law, corporate transactions and financial services regulation. He counsels broker-dealers, investment advisers, banks, trust companies, private equity funds and other financial institutions with respect to regulatory and governance matters. He also counsels public and privately held companies in the issuance of debt and equity securities, acquisitions and divestitures, Exchange Act reporting requirements, and general corporate transactional and governance matters. A frequent author and speaker on securities law and regulatory subjects, Groedel regularly represents companies and individuals in connection with government and regulatory investigations involving securities and financial regulatory law matters. He earned his B.A. from Miami University (Ohio) and his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Sesnowitz counsels public and private companies in a wide range of industries on a variety of corporate matters and has served as general counsel and advisor to many closely held and middle market companies in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industries. Sesnowitz also has significant experience structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. He earned his B.A. from Washington University (St. Louis) and his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Kuban represents public and private companies and private equity firms in structuring and negotiating corporate acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and joint ventures, and advises on general corporate matters. She also has extensive experience in representing financial institutions and private lenders, as well as borrowers, on asset-based, cash flow, acquisition and other commercial financing transactions, including agented and syndicated loan transactions. She earned her B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University and her J.D. from the Western New England College School of Law. Haas represents buyers and sellers in the acquisition, disposition, and development of commercial property, including convenience stores with fuel facilities, retail centers, office buildings, and mixed use developments. She advises shopping center developers and commercial property owners in the financing of development projects utilizing Historic Tax Credit, New Markets Tax Credits, construction financing, and conventional financing. She also represents landlords and tenants of commercial real estate (retail, office, and warehouse). Haas earned her B.S.B.A. from Youngstown State University and her J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law. “Our Business Law and Real Estate Practice Groups form most of the core of the ‘non-litigation’ side of our firm, so ensuring that we have leaders in place who understand our overall firm vision and how it relates to their respective practices is critical to Ulmer’s long-term success,” said Scott Kadish, Ulmer’s Managing Partner. “Howard, Doug, Marie and Lori share common traits with our other practice group leaders throughout the firm. They are all obviously exceptional attorneys, and beyond that, they are strong leaders with a keen understanding of the business of running a successful practice group within the context of the large multi-state law firm. We are proud and excited to welcome them to these leadership roles.” Ulmer’s Business Law Practice Group helps clients achieve their full potential by combining legal experience with business acumen and creativity. By focusing on its clients’ needs and investing the time to understand their businesses, the group delivers exceptional client service and value. The group represents a wide variety of domestic and foreign businesses, including public companies, private equity groups, venture funds and their portfolio companies, financial institutions, middle market companies, family offices, entrepreneurs, and emerging growth companies in national and international commercial business and cross-border transactions. It also serves as outside general counsel to many of its clients and acts as special counsel to others, either in specialized areas or on a transactional basis. From the acquisition and financing of a corporate headquarters to the construction of a publicly funded sports facility, Ulmer’s Real Estate Practice Group offers a broad scope of talent and expertise in serving clients across the U.S. The group serves as national leasing counsel to specialty retailers with more than 1,000 stores and locations in almost every state in the U.S., and is regularly engaged by the world’s largest restaurant company for acquisitions and dispositions of locations around the country. The group’s clients also include leading apartment owners and developers, shopping center owners, general contractors, property managers, lenders, investors, municipalities, and school districts. At Ulmer, the focus is on exceeding client expectations and delivering superior, customized legal solutions for an exceptional value. From offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chicago, and Boca Raton, the firm's attorneys serve as counselors and partners to a wide range of sophisticated clients to help them solve their complex challenges and achieve their goals. For more information, please visit ulmer.com.
News Article | February 23, 2017
NOYES, a 108-year old wealth management and investment banking firm, announced today the hire of three highly regarded municipal bond industry veterans to its fixed income capital markets team. John Franz and Rick Hursh have joined as Senior Vice Presidents, Institutional Fixed Income Sales, and Sandy Garrett as Registered Client Service Associate. The trio worked together for many years at the former City Securities in Indianapolis. In joining NOYES they reunite with two former colleagues, Tom Enright, Senior Vice President and Fixed Income Underwriter, and Michael Geraty, Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Trading. Mark W. Damer, President and CEO, explained that NOYES’ ongoing investment in the expansion of its Fixed Income and Corporate Finance divisions is a natural progression of the firm’s long-term strategic plan. “With this hire, NOYES is dramatically boosting its municipal bond capabilities to provide municipalities, schools and tax districts in Indiana and neighboring states, with the level of service and attention they cannot obtain from larger national and regional firms,” Damer said. “This hire is another example of NOYES’ ability to attract the talent we need to expand and diversify during this time of significant change in the financial services industry.” “John and Rick bring a wealth of fixed income sales and trading knowledge and relationships to NOYES,” Robert Welch, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets, stated. “They are highly skilled and experienced institutional sales professionals who empower our Fixed Income Division to cover the full spectrum of institutional buyers—large, small, local, regional and national—with the support of Sandy’s strong client services and in-depth operations experience.” “By reuniting with Tom and Mike, John, Rick and Sandy add vital strength to our Fixed Income team. Together with investment banker Mark Moore, the NOYES team possesses more than 150 years of collective experience in the municipal bonds sector and will be recognized for its in-depth experience with bond issuers and their advisors, as well as bond buyers and sellers.” Welsh concluded. Upbeat about his appointment, Rick Hursh commented, “After City Securities was sold my retirement from the industry lasted about five weeks! The possibility to work for a respected firm like NOYES and putting the team back together was an opportunity that I just could not pass up.” Rick Hursh joins NOYES with more than three decades of experience in municipal sales covering institutional bond customers. Recently retired from City Securities, Hursh began his career at Citibank in New York City. Hursh holds an MBA in accounting and finance from University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business, a BA in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, and FINRA licenses 7, 52, 63 and 65. John Franz said, “The Capital Markets Group’s talented management, experienced traders and underwriters, as well as the firm’s outstanding reputation were among the factors that compelled me to join NOYES. In addition, I’m excited to be working again with two of the Midwest’s best traders, Tom Enright and Mike Geraty, as well as my former colleague Rick Hursh.” John Franz arrives at NOYES after a fifteen-year tenure at City Securities Corp. There as Senior Vice President, he was responsible for institutional fixed income sales. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Institutional Sales, at Smith Barney in Indianapolis and investment officer at the former Merchants National Bank in Indianapolis. Franz is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, and holds FINRA licenses 7 and 63. Sandy Garrett spent 32 years at City Securities Corp. before joining NOYES. At City Securities, she focused on operations for twelve years before moving to the private client group for four years. Sandy worked in institutional sales with Rick for 16 years and with John for 15 years. Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Ball State University, Muncie, and did graduate work at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. Sandy holds FINRA Licenses 7 & 63. About NOYES NOYES through its subsidiaries David A. & Company and NOYES Advisors, LLC is a full-service investment firm headquartered in downtown Chicago with branches throughout the Midwest. Founded in 1908, the firm is one of the oldest securities firms in Chicago, and has served the Indianapolis area for nearly 80 years. The employee owned firm offers a comprehensive menu of products and services to individual and institutional clients. NOYES has seven offices in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. For more visit http://www.danoyes.com.
News Article | February 17, 2017
SOUTHBURY, CT, February 17, 2017-- William C. Rorick has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Backed by more than four and a half decades of practiced industry experience, Mr. Rorick is uniquely qualified to oversee a wide range of tasks on behalf of the City University of New York Queens College Music Library, where he has served as assistant professor emeritus since 1996. Prior to entering the field in a professional capacity, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business administration from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Bachelor of Music in music history and literature from the University of Utah, and a Master of Music in music history and literature from Northwestern University. Upon graduating, Mr. Rorick took on the roles of curator of the orchestral-choral library, reference assistant and office manager of the Manhattan School of Music Library. He spent four years in that position, after which he earned a Master of Library Science from Pratt Institute and began as a music reference librarian for the CUNY Queens College Music Library, where he remained from 1974 until 1996. During that time, he returned to school to obtain a Master of Arts in musicology from New York University, which propelled him to additional roles as assistant professor and instructor at the CUNY Queens College Music Library.In order to remain abreast of changes in the field, Mr. Rorick affiliates himself with the Hudson Valley Art Association, Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, Connecticut Pastel Society, and the New York Society of Portrait Artists, as well as many others. Throughout his career, he has contributed articles to professional journals and taken part in public and private portrait exhibitions for the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, the New York Society of Portrait Artists, the Hudson Valley Art Association, Portrait Society of Atlanta, Portrait Society of America, and the American Artists Professional League. A frequent exhibitor with the Kent Art Association in Connecticut, Mr. Rorick has been awarded many times for his work; he has earned local, regional and national arts awards, including Best in Show from the Connecticut Classic Arts Association, Jerry's Artarama Award from the Connecticut Pastel Society, an award from the Allied Art Association for his graphic pencil drawing, "My Mementos," and The Ridgewood New Jersey Art Institute Award from the Kent Art Association. Further, he has been included in three volumes of Who's Who in American Education, 16 volumes of Who's Who in the World, and 11 volumes of Who's Who in American Art. Looking toward the future, Mr. Rorick intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
News Article | October 28, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - October 25, 2016) - The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco today announced the appointment of Nancy Sackson as Chief Philanthropy Officer. With more than 20 years of nonprofit philanthropy experience -- most recently at a diverse array of beloved Bay Area cultural and educational institutions that were leading significant capital campaigns -- Sackson will plan and direct integrated fundraising programs to expand local, national and international support for the museum's exhibitions, programs, general operations and institutional growth. "Nancy Sackson brings her broad fundraising expertise to the museum at an exciting point in our institutional history -- we're celebrating our 50th anniversary, and will be constructing a new special exhibition pavilion and refreshing our collection galleries starting in 2017," says Dr. Jay Xu, Director and CEO of the Asian Art Museum. "Her strong history of developing philanthropic relationships in the Bay Area and beyond make her an ideal partner in engaging our community to support the next stages of the museum's advancement." Sackson will join the museum on December 1, following two years as the Director of Development and Marketing at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, where she masterminded a complete suite of marketing and fundraising strategies, including membership, annual fund, major and planned gifts, events, as well as institutional giving and sponsorship. From 2010 to 2014, she was Director of Development at the Exploratorium, serving as a member of the fundraising team charged with raising $300 million over five years to build the organization's waterfront location on San Francisco's Embarcadero. Just as exciting, Sackson's appointment is a bit of a homecoming: She served as the museum's Associate Director of Development and Capital Campaign Manager from 1997 to 2001, helping guide the fundraising efforts for the Asian Art Museum's move from its former home in Golden Gate Park to its iconic current home at Civic Center. "The Asian Art Museum is a quintessential San Francisco institution -- one that I know and love," Sackson says. "As the museum's Chief Philanthropy Officer, my aim is to harness the visionary leadership of Dr. Xu and the efforts of the board, staff and volunteers to enhance a culture of philanthropy that expands the impact and reach of the museum's programs." Sackson's experience includes serving as Senior Associate Vice President, Advancement, at the University of San Francisco, helping raise annual and capital funds to support university initiatives. She was also Vice President for Advancement at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she led the $65 million capital campaign for the Conservatory's new Civic Center campus. Prior to that, she was Director, Campaign Operations, at the University of California, San Francisco, helping a team raise in excess of $300 million annually, while planning and implementing a broader $1.4 billion comprehensive campaign. A native of Ohio, Sackson graduated with a BA in Humanities/Classics and Art History from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1985 and received an MA in Art History/Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University in 1987. Nancy has volunteered for numerous Bay Area animal welfare organizations including PAWS (Pets are Wonderful Support), the Milo Foundation and Pets Unlimited. In March 2016, the museum announced plans to construct a 12,000-square-foot special exhibition pavilion designed by renowned Los Angeles-based architect Kulapat Yantrasast and wHY, his interdisciplinary design practice. Slated for construction in 2017, the new pavilion will create one of the nation's premier exhibition spaces dedicated to Asian art, while increasing the number of exciting special exhibitions of historic and contemporary art presented for museum visitors. The Asian Art Museum is one of San Francisco's premier arts institutions and home to a world-renowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian art treasures spanning 6,000 years. Through rich art experiences, centered on historic and contemporary artworks, the museum unlocks the past for visitors, bringing it to life, while serving as a catalyst for new art, new creativity and new thinking.
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Trends in Genetics | Year: 2013
Variation in voluntary exercise behavior is an important determinant of long-term human health. Increased physical activity is used as a preventative measure or therapeutic intervention for disease, and a sedentary lifestyle has generally been viewed as unhealthy. Predisposition to engage in voluntary activity is heritable and induces protective metabolic changes, but its complex genetic/genomic architecture has only recently begun to emerge. We first present a brief historical perspective and summary of the known benefits of voluntary exercise. Second, we describe human and mouse model studies using genomic and transcriptomic approaches to reveal the genetic architecture of exercise. Third, we discuss the merging of genomic information and physiological observations, revealing systems and networks that lead to a more complete mechanistic understanding of how exercise protects against disease pathogenesis. Finally, we explore potential regulation of physical activity through epigenetic mechanisms, including those that persist across multiple generations. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 436.37K | Year: 2010
This NSF MRI Award funds the acquisition of a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) system at Ohio Wesleyan University. Through its endowed undergraduate research program, Ohio Wesleyan strongly supports excellence in undergraduate scientific research and research training. Students and faculty from the Departments of Botany and Microbiology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics and Astronomy, Neuroscience, and Zoology use the STEM in research, research training, student education, and outreach to area middle and high school students. Among the research projects using the STEM system are: efforts to understand how fungi can infect and kill bee mites without harming bees, humans, or honey; explorations of how feather-degrading bacteria affect the evolution of color and behavior in birds; visualization of microscopic features for descriptions of new species of parasitic nematodes; analysis of gonopodial structure in several species of Poecilia as it relates to reproductive behavior; and a range of other topics. In addition, the STEM is used in middle- and high school outreach summer programs that collectively attract 690 students annually to Ohio Wesleyan. The outreach programs promote science to students, including those from economically depressed areas of Central Ohio, reaching many young women and students from other under-represented groups. The results of the research and teaching efforts will be broadly disseminated through abstracts and peer reviewed publications, as well as by active participation of students and faculty at professional meetings.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 234.75K | Year: 2010
This award supports the continuation of the REU site at Ohio Wesleyan University focusing on interdisciplinary scientific computation. This site has an RET component integrated into the site. Each undergraduate participant will work on a ten-week research project under the guidance of an Ohio Wesleyan University faculty member in one of the following disciplines: astronomy, computer science, mathematics/statistics, and physics. High school science teachers will work on similar projects for a six week period. The research projects will focus on one or more aspects of scientific computation, such as: numerical (coding in a traditional programming language), symbolic (using a computer algebra program such as Mathematica®), and data visualization. An important goal of the site is to make participants aware of the ability of computational techniques to cross disciplinary boundaries, i.e. to be effective at solving problems of interest in many different fields of scientific inquiry. Weekly meetings, in which individual research groups will give progress reports and all participants will be able to discuss the projects, will foster a sense of community among the participants and point out the strengths of computational techniques to tackle problems in varying disciplines. A parallel computing cluster, owned by the university, will be available for participants to use on their projects. A series of weekly, half-hour, faculty-led seminars will introduce participants to widely used computational tools, such as: symbolic computing with Mathematica®, methods of data fitting, numerical techniques for solving differential equations, and more. This award is co-funded by the Division of Physics, the Division of Mathematical Sciences, and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: WORKFORCE IN THE MATHEMAT SCI | Award Amount: 225.45K | Year: 2013
This award supports the renewal of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at Ohio Wesleyan University. Each undergraduate participant will work on a ten-week research project under the guidance of an Ohio Wesleyan University faculty member in one of the following disciplines: astronomy, computer science, mathematics/statistics, neuroscience, and physics. Project participants will represent a wide range of interests, experiences, and backgrounds. The projects will focus on one or more aspects of scientific computation, such as: numerical (coding in a traditional programming language), symbolic (using a computer algebra program such as Mathematica®), and data visualization. Seven to eight mentors from the fields listed above will guide student explorations into a wide range of important scientific problems. Weekly meetings, in which individual research groups give progress reports and all participants are able to discuss the projects, will foster a sense of community among the participants and point out the strengths of computational techniques to tackle problems in varying disciplines. A parallel computing cluster, owned by the university, will be available for participants to use on their projects. A series of weekly, half-hour, faculty-led seminars will introduce participants to widely used computational tools. A research symposium will be held at the end of the research period for participants to present their results. This award is funded by the Physics Division and the Division of Mathematical Sciences within the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: RSCH EXPER FOR UNDERGRAD SITES | Award Amount: 102.46K | Year: 2016
This REU Site award to the College of Wooster (Wooster, OH), Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, OH), Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) and Earlham College (Richmond, IN) will support 16 students for 9 weeks during the summers of 2016-2018. This project is supported by the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences(SBE). The research theme in the broad area of neuroscience include projects such as genetic model systems, neuromodulation, cellular responses to neurotrauma, rodent behavioral assessment, and cognitive and stress neuroscience. Participating labs are located in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology departments. The diverse student research projects span the biological and social sciences, including gene expression studies during nervous system development in Drosophila, regulation of sodium channel expression in lamprey neurons, the effect of nitric oxide synthase on olfactory neurons in the fleshfly, computational modeling of the microglia-astrocyte-neuron system, and studies of action video games (AVGs) on executive functioning and perceptual ability. All of these projects contribute to important basic and applied research with the AVG project providing a thorough scientific investigation of effects and potential transfer of acquired skills to other contexts using a combined behavioral and psychophysiological approach. Students will participate in a full-time, mentored, team-based research project. A 3-day opening workshop will introduce students to the research theme, development of research plans, and data management. In addition, students will be trained on the responsible conduct of research. Participants will gather weekly either virtually or at one of the participating institutions for research updates, demonstrations, and professional development in writing CVs, attending and presenting at scientific meetings, local outreach, career planning, and applying to graduate programs. Students will present their findings at a research symposium at the conclusion of the program. Housing, a stipend, and meal and travel allowances will be provided. Students will be selected based on their interest in research, academic record, and other factors.
It is anticipated that a total of 48 students, primarily from schools with limited research opportunities, will be trained over a period of 3 years. Students, especially those from groups that are typically underrepresented in science, are encouraged to apply. Students will learn how research is conducted, data analyzed, and results presented to both scientific and public audiences.
A common web-based assessment tool used by all REU programs funded by the Division of Biological Infrastructure (Directorate for Biological Sciences) will be used to determine the effectiveness of the program. Students will be tracked after the program in order to determine their career paths. Students will be asked to respond to an automatic email sent via the NSF reporting system. More information about the program is available at http://amyjostavnezer.voices.wooster.edu/nsf-reu/, or by contacting the PI (Dr. Amy Jo Stavnezer at firstname.lastname@example.org) or the co-PI (Dr. Jennifer Yates at email@example.com).
News Article | February 15, 2017
The Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen is pleased to announce that its founder, Michael T. van der Veen, was named to the National Trial Lawyers List of the Top 25 Motor Vehicle Attorneys. Membership in the Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 is limited to the Top 25 lawyers in each state. The criteria for membership includes the lawyer’s reputation among peers, the judiciary and the public and achievements as a practitioner in the area of Motor Vehicle law. The founder of the Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen, Michael T. van der Veen represents the rights of people in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and its surrounding towns and counties. He focuses his practice on personal injury, plaintiff and criminal defense, and handles cases involving car and truck accidents and vehicular homicide. He is currently serving a one-year term on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. Active in the community, Mr. van der Veen has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Diabetes Association. He was active on the local YMCA Board and served on the Board of Trustees of the Montgomery School. He currently serves as a member of the Board of the Washington Square West Civic Association. A 1985 graduate from Ohio Wesleyan University, Mr. van der Veen attended Quinnipiac University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1988. He continued his study of the law, first at the National Criminal Defense College and second, at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he earned a Master of Laws in 1995 with highest honors. The Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen is considered one of the premier personal injury and criminal defense law firms serving individuals and families across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With decades of experience fighting for clients, and a history of outstanding litigation success, the firm is pleased to have earned a much-deserved reputation as one of Pennsylvania’s toughest, hardest-working law firms. For more information, visit the firm’s website: http://www.mtvlaw.com.