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Saint Anselm College is a nationally ranked, Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Founded in 1889 by Abbot Hilary Pfrängle, O.S.B. of Saint Mary's Abbey in Newark, New Jersey, at the request of Bishop Denis Mary Bradley of Manchester, New Hampshire, it is the third-oldest Catholic college in New England. Named for Saint Anselm of Canterbury , the college continues to have a fully functioning and independent Benedictine abbey attached to it, Saint Anselm Abbey. As of 2014, its enrollment is approximately 2,000.According to the college, the student body is selected not only for their academic abilities but also for their personal character. The college's academic curriculum requires several philosophy and theology courses and the completion of a two-year nationally recognized humanities program entitled "Portraits of Human Greatness." The administration's commitment to an anti-grade inflation policy helped the college receive national media attention from the Fox News Channel in 2006, as well as a Tier 1 ranking from U.S. News and World Report. For 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked the college 120th among national liberal arts colleges, with an admissions rate that is deemed "selective" at 67%. In 2011, Forbes magazine ranked Saint Anselm as the 85th best college in the nation as well as the 40th in the Northeast.Since the 1950s, the college has played an important role in the "first in the nation" New Hampshire primary, and has served as the national stage for many future presidents, candidates, and supporters. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon each delivered important policy speeches there. The college has been home to several national presidential debates which have attracted extensive media attention. The Washington Post recently referred to Saint Anselm College as "the Benedictine college with a box seat on America's most riveting political theater".In 2013, Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo, the former president of Marian University was named the 10th president of Saint Anselm. DiSalvo replaced Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B. after 24 years of service to the college. Father DeFelice was the longest serving college president in the state of New Hampshire. Wikipedia.

Plyukhin A.V.,Saint Anselm College
Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics | Year: 2013

A model of an autonomous isothermal Brownian motor with an internal propulsion mechanism is considered. The motor is a Brownian particle which is semi-transparent for molecules of surrounding ideal gas. Molecular passage through the particle is controlled by a potential similar to that in the transition rate theory, i.e. characterized by two stationary states with a finite energy difference separated by a potential barrier. The internal potential drop maintains the diode-like asymmetry of molecular fluxes through the particle, which results in the particle's stationary drift. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

McCarter-Spaulding D.,Saint Anselm College
Journal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA | Year: 2011

Black women have lower rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration than other racial groups have, but the effects of employment on breastfeeding, specifically for Black women, have not been studied extensively. The purpose of this research was to determine the influence of work or maternity leave on breastfeeding duration in a sample of Black women. Participants were recruited in the first postpartum week, and then followed monthly for six months or until complete weaning. The timing of returning to work significantly influenced the risk of weaning. Women who returned to work prior to 12 weeks were more likely to wean their babies than both those who returned to work after 12 weeks as well as those who remained at home. Policies that allow for at least 12 weeks' maternity leave would be likely to increase breastfeeding duration for employed Black women. Interdisciplinary research is needed to address health and economic issues of maternity leave and to eliminate racial disparities.

Plyukhin A.V.,Saint Anselm College
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics | Year: 2011

We discuss the structure and asymptotic long-time properties of coupled equations for the moments of a Brownian particle's momentum pn(t) derived microscopically beyond the lowest approximation in the weak coupling parameter λ. Generalized fluctuation-dissipation relations are derived and shown to ensure convergence to thermal equilibrium to any order in λ. © 2011 American Physical Society.

Plyukhin A.V.,Saint Anselm College
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics | Year: 2011

It is known that in the regime of superlinear diffusion, characterized by zero integral friction (vanishing integral of the memory function), the generalized Langevin equation may have nonergodic solutions that do not relax to equilibrium values. It is shown that the equation may have nonergodic (nonstationary) solutions even if the integral of the memory function is finite and diffusion is normal. © 2011 American Physical Society.

Troisi J.R.,Saint Anselm College
ACS Chemical Neuroscience | Year: 2015

This Viewpoint emphasizes interoceptive discriminative stimulus modulation of voluntary operant behavior (a la B. F. Skinner), rather than elicitation of Pavlovian conditioned reflexes. In doing so, I will restate how the operant drug discrimination paradigm may not only elucidate smoking and other addictive behaviors but also anxiety (Troisi, J. R., II. (2003) Spontaneous recovery during, but not following, extinction of the discriminative stimulus effects of nicotine in rats: Reinstatement of stimulus control. Psychol. Rec. 53, 579-592). © 2014 American Chemical Society.

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