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Sarah Lawrence College is a private liberal arts college in the United States. It is located in southern Westchester County, New York, in the city of Yonkers, 15 miles north of Manhattan.The college is known for its rigorous academic standards, low student-to-faculty ratio, and highly individualized course of study. The school models its approach to education after the Oxford/Cambridge system of one-on-one student-faculty tutorials, which are a key component in all areas of study. Sarah Lawrence emphasizes scholarship, particularly in the humanities, performing arts, and writing, and places a high value on independent study. Sarah Lawrence College is ranked among National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and among the America's Top 100 Colleges List conducted by Forbes. Sarah Lawrence was also named the higher education institution with the best faculty in all of America by Princeton Review in 2013. Wikipedia.


Carroll K.J.,Virginia Commonwealth University | Calvin S.,Sarah Lawrence College | Ekiert T.F.,University of Delaware | Unruh K.M.,University of Delaware | Carpenter E.E.,Virginia Commonwealth University
Chemistry of Materials | Year: 2010

A simple synthesis of core-shell nanoparticles (CSNPs) is reported using a modified polyol process. We found that it is possible to control the nucleation kinetics of nickel and copper salts in ethylene glycol by manipulating the boiling temperature of the solution. It is hypothesized that a 10 °C temperature difference is sufficient to separate out the nucleation of elemental copper and nickel nanoparticles. © 2010 American Chemical Society. Source


Johnson A.,Thomas University | Johnston E.,Sarah Lawrence College
History of Psychology | Year: 2015

In the 1920s and 1930s, the parent education movement opened doors for many female psychologists and other child development professionals by providing training and jobs. Female experts in the parent education movement spread the emerging "gospel of child development" to other women-mothers-in a variety of formats. Although psychologists like John B. Watson advocated traditional definitions of motherhood focusing on role adjustment, there is evidence that women psychologists and parent educators introduced ways of thinking about family life that challenged tradition, encouraging role expansion and self-fulfillment. We explore examples provided by women at the Minnesota Institute of Child Welfare who produced radio programs on child rearing. Starting in 1932, advice about child rearing was embedded within stories featuring a fictional family, the Bettersons. The family narrative format provides an opportunity to identify implicit (and sometimes explicit) values and norms informing prescribed roles for mothers, fathers, and children. Analysis suggests that gender roles were shifting in more egalitarian directions, with an awareness of new identity options for both women and men. We explore implications for evaluating the impact of female experts involved in the parent education movement. © 2015 American Psychological Association. Source


Corva D.,Sarah Lawrence College
International Journal of Drug Policy | Year: 2014

The life and death of California's Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP, 1983-2012) offers a unique analytical window into the time and space of the U.S. war on drugs in a global context. This paper draws on CAMP report archives, ethnographic interviews, and secondary data sources to locate the significance of CAMP, its demise, and enduring legacy for the political economy of domestic illicit cannabis production in southern Humboldt County, where it was initially focused. I first introduce the economic geography of cannabis production in southern Humboldt County and California. In the first part of the paper, using theoretical frameworks from Critical Geopolitics and International Relations, I examine the geo-politics of CAMP's emergence. In the second part of the paper, I examine industrial reterritorialization associated with its geographies of enforcement over time. I conclude by discussing the eclipse of its foundational logic-and-practice (policing the "Emerald Triangle") by new political and economic geographies of power. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. Source


Georgeon O.L.,University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 | Marshall J.B.,Sarah Lawrence College
International Journal of Machine Consciousness | Year: 2013

We propose an experimental method to study the possible emergence of sensemaking in artificial agents. This method involves analyzing the agent's behavior in a test bed environment that presents regularities in the possibilities of interaction afforded to the agent, while the agent has no presuppositions about the underlying functioning of the environment that explains such regularities. We propose a particular environment that permits such an experiment, called the Small Loop Problem. We argue that the agent's behavior demonstrates sensemaking if the agent learns to exploit regularities of interaction to fulfill its self-motivation as if it understood (at least partially) the underlying functioning of the environment. As a corollary, we argue that sensemaking and self-motivation come together. We propose a new method to generate self-motivation in an artificial agent called interactional motivation. An interactionally motivated agent seeks to perform interactions with predefined positive values and avoid interactions with predefined negative values. We applied the proposed sensemaking emergence demonstration method to an agent implemented previously, and produced example reports that suggest that this agent is capable of a rudimentary form of sensemaking. © 2013 World Scientific Publishing Company. Source


Grob R.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Schlesinger M.,Yale University | Davis S.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Cohen D.,Sarah Lawrence College | Lapps J.,Society of Hospital Medicine
Health Affairs | Year: 2013

The Affordable Care Act provides support for state-run consumer assistance programs to help privately insured consumers who experience problems with their coverage. Its provisions signify the first national commitment to such assistance and to using cases aggregated by these state programs to inform policy. We interviewed state-level administrators and analyzed program documents to assess whether federal support for state-run consumer assistance programs achieved certain goals. We found that some federally supported programs made substantial progress in supporting and empowering patients by reorienting state agencies to become active advocates for their citizens. Yet progress across the country was inconsistent, and there was little evidence that programs addressed systemic problems experienced by consumers. On balance, the consumer assistance provisions of health carereform do not yet ensure protection for all privately insured Americans because of uneven implementation-a problem likely to be of further concern as coverage is expanded and health insurance exchanges come online in 2014. At the same time, the demonstrated impact of consumer assistance programs in the most innovative states is arguably a useful "proof of concept" for this young federal program. © 2013 Project HOPE- The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. Source

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