Holly Springs, MS, United States
Holly Springs, MS, United States

Rust College is a historically black liberal arts college located in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Located approximately 35 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, it is the second-oldest private college in the state. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it is one of ten historically black colleges and universities founded before 1868 that is still operating. Wikipedia.


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News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its ranking of the best colleges and universities in Mississippi for 2017. Of the 15 four-year schools that qualified for the list, Millsaps College, Mississippi College, University of Mississippi, Belhaven University and Mississippi State University scored as the top five schools. Of the 15 two-year schools included in the ranking, East Mississippi Community College, Northeast Mississippi Community College, East Central Community College, Itawamba Community College and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “These Mississippi schools have a proven track record of setting up their students for post-college career success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Our analysis shows the value of the education each of these schools provides, with academic and employment resources for students translating to strong post-college earnings.” To be included on Mississippi’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on more than a dozen additional data points including diversity of program offerings, career services, educational counseling, financial aid availability, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Mississippi” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Mississippi for 2017 include: Alcorn State University Belhaven University Blue Mountain College Delta State University Jackson State University Millsaps College Mississippi College Mississippi State University Mississippi University for Women Mississippi Valley State University Rust College Tougaloo College University of Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi William Carey University The Best Two-Year Colleges in Mississippi for 2017 include: Coahoma Community College Copiah-Lincoln Community College East Central Community College East Mississippi Community College Hinds Community College Holmes Community College Itawamba Community College Jones County Junior College Meridian Community College Mississippi Delta Community College Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Northeast Mississippi Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Pearl River Community College Southwest Mississippi Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


Sinha S.K.,Sinhatech | Sinha S.,Rust College
SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles | Year: 2010

An economical method for reliably determining fleet fuel savings that arises out of the application of a vehicle fuel saving measure is presented. The method relies on testing the device on a random sample of vehicles during normal fleet operations. The sample size is determined by variations in fuel economy inherent in the fleet and the minimum increase in fuel economy needed for a desired return on investment in the device. This reduces the probability that the sample is biased. The sample fuel economy is compared to that of an untreated control group of trucks which can be the rest of the fleet or a subset with certain characteristics, like similar idling percentage. The final results provide a range of fuel economy enhancements at a given confidence level. The method has been applied to validate in operation fuel economy increase of a flatbed tractor trailer fleet due to Sinhatech's Deturbulator aero-drag reducing device. © 2010 SAE International.


Cao Y.,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Cao Y.,University of Tennessee Health Science Center | Huang Y.,University of Tennessee Health Science Center | Wang L.,University of Tennessee Health Science Center | And 2 more authors.
Gene | Year: 2013

Structural changes in different parts of the brain in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have been reported. RA is not regarded as a brain disease. Body organs such as spleen and lung produce RA-relevant genes. We hypothesized that the structural changes in the brain are caused by changes of gene expression in body organs. Changes in different parts of the brain may be affected by altered gene expressions in different body organs. This study explored whether an association between gene expressions of an organ or a body part varies in different brain structures. By examining the association of the 10 most altered genes from a mouse model of spontaneous arthritis in a normal mouse population, we found two groups of gene expression patterns between five brain structures and spleen. The correlation patterns between the prefrontal cortex, nucleus accumbens, and spleen were similar, while the associations between the other three parts of the brain and spleen showed a different pattern. Among overall patterns of the associations between body organs and brain structures, spleen and lung had a similar pattern, and patterns for kidney and liver were similar. Analysis of the five additional known arthritis-relevant genes produced similar results. Analysis of 10 nonrelevant-arthritis genes did not result in a strong association of gene expression or clearly segregated patterns. Our data suggest that abnormal gene expressions in different diseased body organs may influence structural changes in different brain parts. © 2012.


PubMed | Rhodes College, Tougaloo College and Rust College
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Mycologia | Year: 2015

The Aspergillus nidulans ortholog of protein kinase C (pkcA) is involved in the organisms putative cell wall integrity (CWI) pathway, and PkcA also is highly localized at growing tips and forming septa. In the present work we identify the regions within PkcA that are responsible for its localization to hyphal tips and septation sites. To this end, we used serially truncated pkcA constructs and expressed them as green fluorescent protein (GFP) chimeras and identified two regions that direct PkcA localization. The first region is a 10 amino-acid sequence near the carboxyl end of the C2 domain that is required for localization to hyphal tips. Proteins containing this sequence also localize to septation sites. A second region between C2 and C1B (encompassing C1A) is sufficient for localization to septation sites but not to hyphal tips. We also report that localization to hyphal tips and septation sites alone is not sufficient for truncated constructs to complement hypersensitivity to the cell wall compromising agent calcofluor white in a strain bearing a mutation in the pkcA gene. Taken together, these results suggest that localization and stress response might be independent.


Sheikh M.,Rust College | Conlon S.,University of Mississippi
Journal of Computer Information Systems | Year: 2012

Extracting up-to-date information from financial documents can be important in making investment decisions. However, the unstructured nature and enormity of the volume of such data makes manual analysis tedious and time consuming. Information extraction technology can be applied to automatically extract the most relevant and precise financial information. This paper introduces a rule-based information extraction methodology for the extraction of highly accurate financial information to aid investment decisions. The methodology includes a rule-based symbolic learning model trained by the Greedy Search algorithm and a similar model trained by the Tabu Search algorithm. The methodology has been found very effective in extracting financial information from NASDAQ-listed companies. Also, the Tabu Search based model performed better than some well-known systems. The simple rule structure makes the system portable and it should make parallel processing implementations easier.


Cook S.M.,Jackson State University | Aker W.G.,Jackson State University | Rasulev B.F.,Jackson State University | Hwang H.-M.,Jackson State University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Hazardous Materials | Year: 2010

Assessment of C60 nanotoxicity requires a variety of strategies for dispersing it into biological systems. Our objective was to determine organic solvent/surfactant combinations suitable for this purpose. We used Escherichia coli (ATCC# 25254) to determine the cytotoxicity of C60 in solvents at concentrations up to 100 ppm. In this preliminary study we hypothesized that C60 toxicity is directly correlated with its degree of dispersion in solution and that more solubilizing solvents induce higher toxicity. Test solvent concentration (1%) and Tween 80 (0.04%) were based on E. coli viability assay. Sonication was used to further enhance C60 dispersal. The end-point response was measured with viability (in terms of LC50) and general metabolic activity (in terms of IC50) of E. coli cultures after exposure. The ultimate goal was to select safe dispersing media and enrich the database of C60 nanotoxicity for NanoQuantitative-Structure-Activity-Relationship (NanoQSAR) applications. LC50 range was 30 ppm to >400 ppm. IC50 followed the trend. Among the six solvent combinations, DMSO combined with Tween 80 was the optimum combination for defining a dose-response relationship for assessing its toxicity to E. coli. However, N,N-dimethylformamide has the greatest potential to be a safe solvent for C60 applications based upon its biocompatibility. Solvent solubility alone could not account for the cytotoxicity observed in this study. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


PubMed | Rust College
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Experimental physiology | Year: 2013

Sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity is increased during selective activation of the skeletal muscle metaboreflex with postexercise ischaemia (PEI) in young adults. However, to date, there are no data demonstrating this neural interaction between the arterial baroreflex and the muscle metaboreflex in healthy older adults. Therefore, the goal of the present study was to examine the influence of healthy ageing on the metabolic component of the exercise pressor reflex and its interaction with the arterial baroreflex in the control of sympathetic outflow. Postexercise ischaemia following static hand grip performed at 30% maximal voluntary contraction was used to isolate muscle metaboreflex activation in young [n = 10; 24 1 years old; resting blood pressure (BP) 116 3/64 3 mmHg] and older men (n = 9; 59 2 years old; resting BP 120 2/77 2 mmHg). Arterial BP (Finometer) and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) were measured continuously. Weighted linear regression analysis between MSNA and diastolic BP was used to estimate arterial baroreflex MSNA gain. There were no age-related differences in the increase in mean BP (young, 14 3 mmHg versus older, 15 2 mmHg; P > 0.05) or MSNA burst frequency (young, 11 2 bursts min(-1)versus older, 9 1 bursts min(-1); P > 0.05) during PEI. Likewise, the gain of arterial baroreflex control of total MSNA increased to a similar extent in both groups during PEI (young, -4.2 0.9 baseline versus -6.3 1.1 PEI a.u. beat(-1) mmHg(-1); and older, -3.7 1.1 baseline versus -6.7 1.4 PEI a.u. beat(-1) mmHg(-1); P < 0.05 for both). Collectively, these findings indicate that the neural interaction between the arterial baroreflex and the skeletal muscle metaboreflex in the regulation of MSNA is preserved in healthy ageing.

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