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Edwardsville, IL, United States

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, , is a four-year, coeducational, public university in Edwardsville, Illinois, United States about 20 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. SIUE was established in 1957 as an extension of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and is the younger and smaller of the two major institutions of Southern Illinois University system. The University offers graduate programs through its Graduate School.In fiscal year 2013, SIUE faculty and staff received more than $38 million in grants and contracts for research, teaching and service initiatives--- which ranked 6th among the 53 comparable public and private universities. As in previous years, "a significant portion" of these funds was for work done through the East St. Louis Center. Otherwise, over $6 million was awarded for 115 research grants from agencies that included the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.Fielding athletic teams known as the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, the university participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I level as a member of Ohio Valley Conference .The majority of SIUE's students are from Illinois, with out-of-state and foreign students accounting for 9.68% of enrollment. The university offers numerous extracurricular activities to its students, including athletics, honor societies, student clubs and organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities. The university has an alumni base of more than 90,000. Alumni and former students have gone on to prominent careers in government, business, science, medicine, education, sports, and entertainment. Wikipedia.

Powell A.L.,Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2013

As computers became ubiquitous in businesses, homes, and schools, there was increasing concern about computer anxiety and its effect on individuals. The first academic articles on computer anxiety were published in the early 1980s. Since that time, hundreds of papers have been published on the topic. Yet, up to this time, no one has done a comprehensive review of computer anxiety. In this article, 276 articles on computer anxiety are reviewed. From a synthesis of the articles and variables studied to date, a framework is developed that outlines the primary topics studied in computer anxiety literature. Nine antecedents, five correlates, and two outcomes of computer anxiety are identified as the most studied variables in the literature. In addition, a statistical comparison is done to compare the distribution of computer anxiety topics and results published in the 1990s to those published in the 2000s. Suggestions for future research in computer anxiety are proposed. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Luo A.C.J.,Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos | Year: 2014

In this paper, the analytical methods for approximate solutions of periodic motions to chaos in nonlinear dynamical systems are reviewed. Briefly discussed are the traditional analytical methods including the Lagrange stand form, perturbation methods, and method of averaging. A brief literature survey of approximate methods in application is completed, and the weakness of current existing approximate methods is also discussed. Based on the generalized harmonic balance, the analytical solutions of periodic motions in nonlinear dynamical systems with/without time-delay are reviewed, and the analytical solutions for period-m motion to quasi-periodic motion are discussed. The analytical bifurcation trees of period-1 motion to chaos are presented as an application. © 2014 World Scientific Publishing Company. Source

DeGroot J.M.,Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Omega (United States) | Year: 2012

Scholars have noted that communication helps maintain relational continuity despite physical absence; yet, the specific role of communication in continuing a relationship with the deceased has not been analyzed. In this study, messages directed to the deceased on Facebook memorial group walls were examined to explore how grieving individuals utilize Facebook memorial groups in order to make sense of the death of a loved one and reconnect with the deceased. Using a grounded theory approach, message topics and apparent grief-related functions served by messages were identified and characterized. Initial observation revealed that grieving individuals wrote to the deceased as if the deceased could read the messages, which is a unique type of communication. The communication written to the deceased individuals appeared to serve two functions for those writing the messages: (1) Sensemaking; and (2) Continuing Bonds, or upholding relational continuity, with the deceased. © 2012, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc. Source

Gu K.,Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Automatica | Year: 2010

A new form of coupled differential-difference equations with one delay in each channel is proposed to model systems with multiple delays. This formulation has significant advantage over the traditional differential-difference equations or the prevailing form of coupled differential-difference equations with multiple delays. Fundamental solutions, general solutions, and the construction of the Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional are discussed. For systems with a large number of state variables with multiple low-dimensional delay elements, this formulation allows a drastic reduction of computational cost as compared to the traditional differential-difference equation formulation when the discretized Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional method is used. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Mares D.,Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Journal of Urban Health | Year: 2013

The current study examines the link between climate change and neighborhood levels of violence using 20 years of monthly climatic and crime data from St. Louis, MO, USA. St. Louis census tracts are aggregated in neighborhood groups of similar levels of social disadvantage, after which each group is subjected to time series analysis. Findings suggest that neighborhoods with higher levels of social disadvantage are very likely to experience higher levels of violence as a result of anomalously warm temperatures. The 20 % of most disadvantaged neighborhoods in St. Louis, MO, USA are predicted to experience over half of the climate change-related increase in cases of violence. These results provide further evidence that the health impacts of climate change are proportionally higher among populations that are already at high risk and underscore the need to comprehensively address climate change. © 2013 The New York Academy of Medicine. Source

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