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Slippery Rock University

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Slippery Rock, PA, United States

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a public, master's-level university that offers some doctoral programs. SRU is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Slippery Rock University is located in Slippery Rock, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, approximately 52 miles north of Pittsburgh and approximately 80 miles south of Erie. The university has been coeducational since its founding in 1889. It has one of the largest campuses in western Pennsylvania, occupying 611 acres . It includes new residential suites, the cornerstone being Watson Hall.In 2012, Cheryl Joy Norton was appointed as the university's first female president. Wikipedia.

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Receive press releases from Best Buddies International: By Email Best Buddies International Establishes First Cleveland Office; Hires Ryan Wirth as Program Supervisor Groundbreaking organization to provide support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Northeast Ohio Cleveland, OH, April 22, 2017 --( Wirth plans to create and manage Best Buddies friendship chapters within Cleveland area high schools and colleges. The program aims to create long-lasting friendships; opportunities for leadership for students with and without IDD; and self-empowerment opportunities for adults with IDD. Wirth will also launch a new initiative funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, which seeks to engage large and small businesses in Ohio in the benefits of hiring adults with IDD into their workforce.. In addition, Wirth will oversee the planning and execution of local special events, including the Second Annual Kyrie Irving Friendship Walk and Basketball Challenge (September 23, 2017.) Wirth’s involvement with Best Buddies dates back to high school, first serving as a chapter leader at both his high school and in college. Wirth graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2013 with a degree in Community Programs for Americans with Disabilities and Nonprofit Management. Immediately following graduation, he moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he served as the Citizens Program Manager for Best Buddies Maryland for two years. In addition he worked as the School Friendship Program Manager for the Pittsburgh chapter for another year. Wirth is also personally invested in the success of Best Buddies in Northeast Ohio. His fiancé’s brother, Branden, a young man with Autism, has enjoyed participating in events through Ryan’s involvement with Best Buddies Pennsylvania. “I am overjoyed and excited to help introduce the Cleveland community to Best Buddies. I want to bring that same joy and sense of belonging that Branden has experienced to all of the people in Cleveland with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Wirth. Best Buddies International is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people worldwide with IDD. Since 1989 the nonprofit has grown dramatically and now impacts over a million people in all 50 states and in 54 countries around the world. For more information on Best Buddies International, visit: https://bestbuddies.org/ Contact: Tom Sarago Spruce Communications: For Brand Growth 216-269-9673 tom@spruceagency.com Cleveland, OH, April 22, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Best Buddies International, a groundbreaking nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver to create opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is happy to announce the opening of its first Cleveland, Ohio office. The office will open this May inside of Beachwood Adult Activities Center, located within the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities facility (23750 Mercantile Rd. in Beachwood) and aims to serve those with IDD in Northeast Ohio. Taking on the role of Program Supervisor is Ryan Wirth.Wirth plans to create and manage Best Buddies friendship chapters within Cleveland area high schools and colleges. The program aims to create long-lasting friendships; opportunities for leadership for students with and without IDD; and self-empowerment opportunities for adults with IDD. Wirth will also launch a new initiative funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, which seeks to engage large and small businesses in Ohio in the benefits of hiring adults with IDD into their workforce.. In addition, Wirth will oversee the planning and execution of local special events, including the Second Annual Kyrie Irving Friendship Walk and Basketball Challenge (September 23, 2017.)Wirth’s involvement with Best Buddies dates back to high school, first serving as a chapter leader at both his high school and in college. Wirth graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2013 with a degree in Community Programs for Americans with Disabilities and Nonprofit Management. Immediately following graduation, he moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he served as the Citizens Program Manager for Best Buddies Maryland for two years. In addition he worked as the School Friendship Program Manager for the Pittsburgh chapter for another year.Wirth is also personally invested in the success of Best Buddies in Northeast Ohio. His fiancé’s brother, Branden, a young man with Autism, has enjoyed participating in events through Ryan’s involvement with Best Buddies Pennsylvania. “I am overjoyed and excited to help introduce the Cleveland community to Best Buddies. I want to bring that same joy and sense of belonging that Branden has experienced to all of the people in Cleveland with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Wirth.Best Buddies International is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people worldwide with IDD. Since 1989 the nonprofit has grown dramatically and now impacts over a million people in all 50 states and in 54 countries around the world.For more information on Best Buddies International, visit: https://bestbuddies.org/Contact:Tom SaragoSpruce Communications: For Brand Growth216-269-9673tom@spruceagency.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Best Buddies International


News Article | April 17, 2017
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The 2017 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) Athletic Training Student Symposium hosted by East Stroudsburg University (ESU) began on the evening of March 31s with welcoming remarks from Dr. Marcia Welsh, President of ESU, and Gerard Rozea, Program Director of ESU’s Athletic Training Program. Athletic training students from 12 athletic training programs from across the Commonwealth were then able to network with their peers, professors and other members of PATS during a welcome social. In addition to enjoying pizza, networking and a photo booth, athletic training students participated in Can Jam competitions, singing and dancing. During the second day of the symposium, athletic training students attended multiple presentations ranging from topics in sports nutrition, sports psychology, concussions, equipment removal, advanced functional movement screening, interviewing skills, sacroiliac dysfunction, suturing techniques and leukotaping. The presentations were a collaboration from the Athletic Training and Exercise Science Departments of ESU and other professionals throughout northeast Pennsylvania. In addition to the clinical breakout sessions, attendees were able to learn from their peers through presentations by fellow students. John D. Vineyard from Slippery Rock University presented “Correlation Between Heart Rate and Core Body Temperature in Collegiate Long-distance Runners During Practices in a Hot, Humid Environment. Shawn Fliszar, athletic training student from Moravian College, presented “Tibialis Anterior Rupture in a Collegiate Basketball Player. Two students from ESU presented. Matthew Hugg presented “When Guts Prevent Gusto: Sigmoid Volvulus in a 21 year-old Basketball Player” and Nicole Koniarz presented “Breathing Through a Straw: A Collegiate Swimmer with Cystic Fibrosis”. East Stroudsburg University appreciated all of the hours, hard work and volunteering to make the entire symposium a success. For more information regarding this topic or to schedule an interview with PATS President Gaetano Sanchioli, MS, LAT, ATC, PES (president(at)gopats(dot)org), please contact Linda Mazzoli, MS, LAT, ATC, PATS Executive Director at patsexecutivedirection(at)gopats(dot)org. The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society, Inc is a progressive organization of licensed healthcare professionals who work under the direction of a licensed physician. Our society continues to increase public awareness and education regarding Athletic Trainers and the Athletic Training profession while serving as the premier source of information for public safety, injury and illness prevention, early intervention, patient care, and healthcare delivery for the physically active in the Commonwealth.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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Boulder, Colorado, USA: Climate is changing -- there should be zero doubt about this circa 2017. The outstanding issue for the geoscience community has been how we best portray to this to the public. In their GSA Today article posted online on 30 March 2017, a team of experts in the field -- Patrick Burkhart, Richard Alley, Lonnie. Thompson, James Balog, Paul E. Baldauf, and Gregory S. Baker -- present an exceptional example. With contrasting photographs, they document the loss of ice across Earth's surface, an almost assured consequence of anthropogenic carbon emissions. One cannot dismiss it -- the photographs don't lie. The real problem for geoscientists is what we are going to do about, when much of our science and society lies intertwined with fossil fuels. Contact: Patrick A. Burkhart, Dept. of Geography, Geology, and the Environment, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057, USA; patrick.burkhart@sru.edu. GSA Today articles are open access online; for a print copy, please contact Kea Giles. Please discuss articles of interest with the authors before publishing stories on their work, and please make reference to GSA Today in articles published.


LAWRENCE -- A group of scientists offers photographic proof of climate change using images of retreating glaciers in a new paper, "Savor the Cryosphere," appearing in GSA Today, a peer-reviewed publication of the Geological Society of America. Along with Gregory Baker, adjunct professor of geology at the University of Kansas, co-authors include an Emmy Award-winning documentarian and a prominent environmental author. Aimed at a broad audience, their new paper already has been covered by news outlets like the Washington Post and the Associated Press. "We have unretouched photographic evidence of glaciers melting all around the globe," said Baker, whose research career centers on geophysical imaging of Earth's subsurface and geoscience education. "That includes the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica -- they're reduced in size. These aren't fancy computer models or satellite images where you'd have to make all kinds of corrections for the atmosphere. These are simply photos, some taken up to 100 years ago, and my co-authors went back and reacquired photos at many of these locations. So it's just straightforward proof of large-scale ice loss around the globe." Accompanying the photos, the authors offer a concise overview of their own scholarly work on the retreat of glaciers, mostly stripped of the kind of jargon that can make such work impenetrable to the public-at-large. "All the new science in the paper comes from the authors' previous work but is summarized," Baker said. "It's designed to be a more accessible compilation of some pretty dense scientific publications by the authors. The documentary maker of 'Chasing Ice,' James Balog, is one of the authors on this paper. He contributed photographs from the Extreme-Ice Survey. One of the others is Richard Alley, who wrote a popular book called 'The Two-Mile Time Machine.' He was one of the early people to get ice cores from Greenland and demonstrate how within ice cores there are bubbles of ancient atmosphere that can tell you something about the past." In 1999, Alley was invited to testify about climate change by Vice President Al Gore; in 2003 by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology in 2007 and again in 2010. Alley's 2007 testimony was due to his role as a lead author of "Chapter 4: Observations: Changes in Snow, Ice and Frozen Ground" for the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The remaining co-authors of the paper are Patrick Burkhart of Slippery Rock University, Lonnie Thompson of the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, and Paul Baldauf of Nova Southeastern University. The team hopes the paper will aid in boosting public awareness of the dire implications of dwindling glaciers around the world. "This loss of ice has implications to rising sea level, greater susceptibility to dryness in places where people rely upon rivers delivering meltwater resources and to the destruction of natural environmental archives that were held within the ice," they wrote. Indeed, the team titled the paper "Savor the Cryosphere" to highlight the dependence of humanity upon the world's glaciers (aka the cryosphere). "We have all heard of the impact of melting ice on sea level rise, but the public also need to be aware that places around the world depend on glaciers for their water and are going to come under increasing stress, and we already see how water shortages lead to all kinds of conflict," Baker said. "The other critical point often overlooked is that when glaciers melt we're losing these scientific archive records of past climate change at specific locations around the Earth, as if someone came in and threw away all your family photos." Indeed, the KU researcher explained that in addition to the challenges humanity faces in rising sea levels and changes to river systems, the reduction in the cryosphere could erase some of the best-known scientific records of changes in Earth's atmosphere. "Glacier ice contains fingerprint evidence of past climate and past biology, trapped within the ice," Baker said. "Analyzing ice cores is one of the best ways to analyze carbon dioxide in the past, and they contain pollen we can look at to see what kind of plant systems may have been around. All of this information has been captured in glaciers over hundreds of thousands of years, and sometimes longer -- Greenland and Antarctica cover perhaps up to a million years. The more that glacial ice melts, the more we're erasing these historical archives that we may not have measured yet in some remote glaciers, or deep in ice caps, that can tell us the history of the Earth that will be gone forever." Baker's enthusiasm for communicating such scientific information to the public extends beyond academic journals and campus classes. He'll soon travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the flagship March for Science, an event that aims to boost "the global movement to defend the vital role science plays in everyday life, including in health, safety, economies and governments." "Speaking for myself and not KU, when my great-grandkids are around, I'd want them to be able to say, 'My great-grandfather marched because he was trying to not have people repeat mistakes of the past,'" he said. "To me, we have this history that when science comes up against profit or power, that's when evidence-based decision making really seems to go awry."


Slippery Rock Student Government Association has partnered with Places4Students.com, the company specializing in providing academic institutions with off-campus housing solutions. Slippery Rock, PA, May 13, 2017 --( Places4Students.com will simplify the process for students to search for off-campus housing accommodations near the university’s campuses. All student services are free, including rental property searches, student sublet postings and roommate profile listings. Students can conveniently view up-to-date rental property listings and/or search for roommates online or via a mobile app (available for both Apple and Android devices), 24/7. The system is very simple to use. Landlords and property managers can utilize Places4Students.com to advertise their rental properties directly to the Slippery Rock University community. There are many benefits for property owners, including competitive advertising rates, a user-friendly system, tracking of results, a safe and secure website, detailed listings to describe each property, live customer support (toll-free) and much more! Banner ads are also available for companies who wish to promote their services to students. Rental property listings include a map showing the property’s proximity to the university, amenity icons showcasing what is available with the rental, up to 24 property photos, floor plans, leasing details, plus a lengthy description field. Students can utilize the Quick or Smart Search functions which enable them to filter listings by newly posted, rental rate, type of accommodation, lease period, occupancy date and preferred features. “The SRSGA is committed to providing resources and services that promote student success. Our partnership with P4S allows us to provide an up to date, user-friendly, free service to students who are looking for off campus housing or roommates. All the information students need is in one place, and it’s easy to navigate,” said Wendy Leitera, Executive Director with the SRSGA. For more information, please contact 1-866-766-0767, admin@places4students.com or visit Slippery Rock Student Government Association’s Off-Campus Housing webpage at https://www.srsga.org/off-campus-housing. Slippery Rock, PA, May 13, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Slippery Rock Student Government Association has partnered with Places4Students.com, the company specializing in providing academic institutions with off-campus housing solutions. Places4Students.com is introducing a new and improved rental property listing service for students, landlords and members of the Slippery Rock University community.Places4Students.com will simplify the process for students to search for off-campus housing accommodations near the university’s campuses. All student services are free, including rental property searches, student sublet postings and roommate profile listings. Students can conveniently view up-to-date rental property listings and/or search for roommates online or via a mobile app (available for both Apple and Android devices), 24/7. The system is very simple to use.Landlords and property managers can utilize Places4Students.com to advertise their rental properties directly to the Slippery Rock University community. There are many benefits for property owners, including competitive advertising rates, a user-friendly system, tracking of results, a safe and secure website, detailed listings to describe each property, live customer support (toll-free) and much more! Banner ads are also available for companies who wish to promote their services to students.Rental property listings include a map showing the property’s proximity to the university, amenity icons showcasing what is available with the rental, up to 24 property photos, floor plans, leasing details, plus a lengthy description field. Students can utilize the Quick or Smart Search functions which enable them to filter listings by newly posted, rental rate, type of accommodation, lease period, occupancy date and preferred features.“The SRSGA is committed to providing resources and services that promote student success. Our partnership with P4S allows us to provide an up to date, user-friendly, free service to students who are looking for off campus housing or roommates. All the information students need is in one place, and it’s easy to navigate,” said Wendy Leitera, Executive Director with the SRSGA.For more information, please contact 1-866-766-0767, admin@places4students.com or visit Slippery Rock Student Government Association’s Off-Campus Housing webpage at https://www.srsga.org/off-campus-housing. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Places4Students


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Antipode | Year: 2013

Canadian diamonds are marketed as "ethical" alternatives to notorious "blood diamonds". This paper analyzes the specific matrices through which ethical consumption as a discourse is being mobilized to sell diamonds. I argue that consumption operates as a system of social signification in which consuming subjects are positioned as moral subjects. Moreover, I argue that historically accumulated symbolic power, in the form of imagined geographies of benevolent colonialism in the Canadian North versus the exploitation of "dark" Africa, pristine, "white" northern landscapes, modernization via commodity production, and national identity, creates the very field of meaning within which the consuming subject is positioned. The ethicalization of Canadian diamonds also has important normative implications both in terms of the cultural politics of ethical consumption and social and environmental justice in the Canadian North. © 2012 The Author. Antipode © 2012 Antipode Foundation Ltd.


Patent
Slippery Rock University | Date: 2011-02-16

The present invention provides methods of treating a human or other mammal infected with a parasitic microorganism by administering an effective amount in unit dosage form of a C_(8)-C_(16)-alpha, beta-unsaturated aliphatic aldehyde, such as trans-2-dodecenal, to the human or other mammal. The parasitic microorganisms may include trypanosomes, bacteria, fungi and nematodes.


Patent
Slippery Rock University | Date: 2014-09-22

The present invention provides methods of treating a human or other mammal infected with a parasitic microorganism by administering an effective amount in unit dosage form of a C_(8)-C_(16)-alpha, beta-unsaturated aliphatic aldehyde, such as trans-2-dodecenal, to the human or other mammal. The parasitic microorganisms may include trypanosomes, bacteria, fungi and nematodes.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: PETROLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY | Award Amount: 163.42K | Year: 2016

Just as volcanoes have alternating periods of eruption and repose, igneous intrusions can also have alternating periods of injection and crystallization. This study will provide a better understanding of the emplacement process and its effects in intrusive systems, specifically in mafic sills. The study will identify the diagnostic physical and chemical signatures of magma reinjection into a partially crystalline system and the specific textural characteristics of a reinjection horizon that can be used to determine its timing and thermal conditions. Diagnostic criteria for recognizing reinjections in mafic systems will allow this process to be positively identified in other intrusions and will place important constraints on models for magma chamber formation and evolution. In addition, the data to be developed (texture, composition, and mineralogy profiles) will be widely distributed as a resource for developing and testing petrologic hypotheses, and for recognizing additional processes beyond those specifically addressed in this study.

The primary goal of this study is to define the detailed signature of reinjection events using a continuous drill core profile through a diabase sill (the Black Sturgeon sill) from Nipigon, Ontario. Petrographic data will include modal mineralogy, textures (crystal size distributions), and fabric (alignment factor). Geochemical data will include bulk-rock major and trace-element chemistry and mineral compositions. Preliminary results have been used to tentatively identify the positions and effects of several reinjection events in the Black Sturgeon sill. This project will document the fine-scale variations around these sites and locate and characterize other potential reinjection zones. These textural and compositional variations will provide a set of discrete criteria that can be used to demonstrate and document the existence of reinjection horizons in magmatic systems. Numerical cooling models will then be integrated with textural observations and with MELTS modeling to provide quantitative constraints on the emplacement history of the Black Sturgeon sill, including the timing and spatial distribution of the individual replenishment events.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: Biological Anthropology | Award Amount: 49.66K | Year: 2012

Primates are distinguished from most other mammals by a trend toward midfacial reduction, most notably seen in the reduced snout of monkeys, apes, and humans. This study uses a novel developmental approach to test whether midfacial reduction of the skull in primates is a byproduct of growth of neighboring structures (e.g., eyes and teeth). For example, does selection for a precocious visual nervous system fundamentally affect midfacial patterns of growth? Do proportionately large deciduous maxillary teeth and their successors have transient or lasting effects on development of paranasal spaces of the maxilla? To answer these questions, cadaveric samples from over seventy specimens (including 20 species of primates) will be studied. Specimens of different postnatal ages will be studied using an innovative combination of high-resolution computed tomography (CT) and microscopic study of decalcified samples. The result is a novel approach for mapping regions of bone deposition and resorption in three dimensions. The project will create unique three-dimensional growth maps of primate skulls in relation to functional units of the head (eyes, nasal airways, teeth). Three-dimensional skull form and growth maps will then be compared among primates that differ in the extent to which the eyes are convergent (forward-facing). Indirect influences on neural and dental development, such as gestation length and diet, will also be used as variables.

The broader implications of the study include a web-based atlas and digital archive of histological and CT images from the specimens. The interactive online atlas will be developed as a resource for anatomists, who will benefit from animal models for aspects of human development, and primatologists, who will benefit from the resource on development of primates. In addition, animations which highlight the importance of growth mechanisms for evolutionary adaptation will be created and made available to advanced K-12 students and their teachers as online educational tools.

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