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Rollins College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Winter Park, Florida along the shores of Lake Virginia. Rollins is a member of the SACS, NASM, ACS, FDE, AAM, AACSB International, Council for Accreditation of Counseling, and Related Educational Programs.It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,884, of which 41% of the population is male and 59% female. Its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wikipedia.

Vidovic M.,Rollins College | Khanna N.,Binghamton University State University of New York
Environmental and Resource Economics | Year: 2012

We examine whether voluntary pollution abatement programs in which there is no program-specific participation incentive are effective in reducing emissions below what they would have been otherwise. We use data on facility participation in the 33/50 Program and emissions reported to the US EPA's toxic releases inventory (TRI) between 1991 and 1995 for a sample of facilities whose parent firms committed to the program. By focusing on participation by individual facilities we avoid the influence of firm level incentives under the program. The mandatory disclosure of emissions data to the TRI avoids the potential bias evident in voluntarily disclosed data. We find that while facilities with larger total emissions were more likely to participate, there is no evidence of greater participation by facilities that account for a higher share of a parent firm's 33/50 emissions. Although emissions of the 33/50 chemicals fell over the years, we find that participation in the program was not associated with the decline in the 33/50 releases generated by these facilities and the reductions seemed to have occurred for reasons unrelated to the program. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Source

Riley K.J.,Howard Hughes Medical Institute | Riley K.J.,Rollins College | Yario T.A.,Howard Hughes Medical Institute | Steitz J.A.,Howard Hughes Medical Institute
RNA | Year: 2012

MicroRNA (miRNA) target identification is a challenging but important endeavor. Global analyses of the direct mRNA targets of miRNAs have relied heavily upon immunopurification techniques, wherein a core protein component of the miRNA-protein complex, Argonaute (Ago), is immunoprecipitated to isolate associated RNAs. This approach involves the assumption that the selected RNAs were bound to the Ago protein in vivo and that the methodology did not significantly perturb endogenous interactions or produce novel interaction artifacts. To test whether RNAs that coimmunoprecipitate with human Ago were bound in vivo or could associate post-cell lysis, we used an experimental approach that distinguishes between these two origins of interaction. We show that a transfected miRNA mimic, but not a plasmid-expressed miRNA, can interact with human Ago proteins post-lysis. Our results have important implications for the design of miRNP immunoprecipitation experiments. Published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Copyright © 2012 RNA Society. Source

Riley K.J.,Rollins College | Steitz J.A.,Yale University | Steitz J.A.,Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Molecular Cell | Year: 2013

Recent technological advances have spurred genome-wide studies that afford insights into ribonucleoprotein biology and transcript regulation on an unprecedented scale. Here we review techniques currently used to obtain genome-wide profiles of RNA-protein interactions in living cells. We highlight recent studies of the mRNA-bound proteome and address pitfalls inherent in such investigations. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. Source

Evans T.J.,Rollins College
Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice | Year: 2011

During equine gestation, ergopeptine alkaloid exposure is not uncommon, and pregnant mares are particularly sensitive to the endocrine disruptive effects of these compounds on lactogenesis and steroidogenesis. Agalactia, prolonged gestation, abortion, dystocia, and placental and fetal abnormalities are all clinical manifestations of changes in the endocrine milieu induced by the ingestion of ergopeptine alkaloid-contaminated feedstuffs by mares during late gestation. An understanding of the endocrine disruptive effects of gestational exposure to ergopeptine alkaloids is necessary for the diagnosis of potential exposures to these compounds and for effective prophylaxis and therapy. © 2011. Source

Sanabria S.,Rollins College
Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling | Year: 2012

A convenience sample of 477 students from a public university in the southeast United States was used to examine the relationship between religious orientation and attitudes towards gay and lesbian individuals. The author predicted that the religious factors, such as religious fundamentalism, religious motivation, religious upbringing, and religious affiliation, would correlate with homoprejudice. The results of this study contradicted some of the findings in previous studies. In a multiple regression that explained 48% of the variance, religious fundamentalism was found to predict homoprejudice; however, religious motivation, upbringing, and religious affiliation were not found to be significant predictors of homoprejudice. This study discusses possible explanations as well as the implications this has to the counseling profession. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source

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