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Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-educational, comprehensive university located in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The school has approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students through the College of Arts and science, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, the James L. Knight School of Communication, Hayworth College for Adult Studies and the Andrew Blair College of Health, which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing. Established in 1857, the university offers 39 undergraduate majors and 80 concentrations, and 19 graduate programs. Wikipedia.

Guo W.,Queens University of Charlotte
European Journal of Physics | Year: 2013

In this paper, wave propagation in one-dimensional few- and many-particle systems, all formed by interacting identical particles, is discussed for the purpose of explaining why wave propagation always has a finite speed in many-particle systems. After studying the equation of motion of each particle, it is demonstrated that such a finite speed is an observable speed realized after instantaneous wave propagation in few-particle systems is suppressed in many-particle systems by the large particle numbers in the latter systems. The expression of the speed is obtained and studied for its properties. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Pasiali V.,Queens University of Charlotte
Nordic Journal of Music Therapy | Year: 2014

Attachment refers to the quality of relationships that humans form across their life span. In music therapy, a growing body of clinical work focusing on attachment is emerging. Because participation in music therapy can promote positive and meaningful interactions over time, it creates a context for developing healthy relationships. Drawing on insights afforded from the fields of psychology and social neuroscience, the purpose of this paper is to articulate an emerging conceptual model on how music therapy interventions may target attachment across the life span. By reviewing and synthesizing current literature, the author aims to expand theoretical underpinnings that inform the work of therapists. Music-based interventions create a context-fostering attachment by: (1) supporting parent co-regulation and mutual responsiveness, (2) rebuilding capacity to form or restore relationships, (3) reducing stress and mood disturbances, (4) supporting healthy partner interactions by enhancing communication skills, and (5) providing social support and building coping skills among families and individuals who are facing challenging life circumstances. The author organizes and interprets the information to outline different layers of prevention interventions and exemplify how music-based experiences may influence attachment relationships at different life stages. © 2013, The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre.

Guo W.,Queens University of Charlotte
Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision | Year: 2011

Focusing of an incident light wave through a plano-convex spherical lens is discussed by calculating the light intensity distribution on the lens's optical axis after the incident wave is multiply scattered inside the lens. It is found that the size and location of the region into which the incident wave is focused are determined by two conditions. It is also found that it is possible for the wave to be focused into two such regions. © 2011 Optical Society of America.

Poole J.H.,Queens University of Charlotte | Poole J.H.,Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
Women's Health | Year: 2013

The objective of this article is to provide a comprehensive review of the occurrence and consequences of postoperative adhesions following cesarean delivery (CD), and an overview of the published clinical data on prevention in this setting using adhesion barriers. Adhesions occur frequently after CD and the incidence increases with each subsequent CD. Repeat CDs are complicated by adhesions, which increase operating time, time to delivery and risk of bladder injury. Clinical data on the efficacy of adhesion prevention strategies specific to the setting of CD are limited. Two small, nonrandomized studies found that the use of absorbable anti-adhesion barriers was associated with a significant reduction in adhesion formation and a shorter time to delivery at repeat CD, compared with no barrier use. Implications for practice and research are discussed. There is a significant need for well-controlled, randomized clinical studies investigating adhesion prevention in the labor and delivery setting. © 2013 Future Medicine Ltd.

Jones J.A.,Oregon State University | Perkins R.M.,Queens University of Charlotte
Water Resources Research | Year: 2010

We examined the effects of snow, event size, basin size, and forest harvest on floods using >1000 peak discharge events from 1953 to 2006 from three small (<1 km2), paired-watershed forest-harvest experiments and six large (60-600 km2) basins spanning the transient (400-800 m) and seasonal (>800 m) snow zones in the western Cascades of Oregon. Retrospectively classified rain-on-snow events delivered 75% more water to soils than rain events. Peak discharges of >10 year rain-on-snow events were almost twice as high as rain peaks in large basins but only slightly higher in small basins. Peak discharges of >1 year rain-on-snow events increased slightly (10%-20%) after logging in small basins, but small basin peaks do not account for the magnitudes of large basin rain-on-snow peak discharges during >1 year floods. In extreme floods, despite very high infiltration capacity, high soil porosity, and steep hillslope gradients, prolonged precipitation and synchronous snowmelt produce rapid, synchronized hydrograph responses to small variations in maximum precipitation intensity. At the large basin scale, forest harvest may increase the area of snowpack and simultaneous snowmelt, especially in elevation zones normally dominated by rain and transient snow, thereby increasing large basin peaks without producing very large percent increases in small basin peaks. Further work is needed to describe water flow paths in melting snowpack, snow cover and the area experiencing snowmelt, synoptic peak discharges, and routing of flood peaks through the stream network during extreme rain-on-snow floods. The evolving structure of the forest on the landscape is a potentially very important factor influencing extreme rain-on-snow floods. Copyright 2010 by the American Geophysical Union.

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