St. Norbert College is a private Catholic liberal arts college in De Pere, Wisconsin. Founded in October 1898 by Abbot Bernard Pennings, a Norbertine priest and educator, the school was named after Saint Norbert of Xanten. In 1952, the college became coeducational. The school currently enrolls about 2,160 students. Wikipedia.
News Article | October 31, 2016
EL SEGUNDO, CA--(Marketwired - October 31, 2016) - Stamps.com® ( : STMP) today announced that it has appointed two new members to its board of directors. David Habiger, former CEO of Textura, NDS Group and Sonic Solutions, joined Stamps.com's board effective October 25, 2016. Theodore R. Samuels, President of Capital Guardian Trust Company and long-time portfolio manager and equity analyst with Capital Group, will join Stamps.com's board following his retirement on January 4, 2017. The appointments will increase the total number of Stamps.com directors to six. "Dave and Ted bring significant capital markets, corporate governance, operational, strategic, and public company board expertise to our organization," said Ken McBride, chairman and chief executive officer of Stamps.com. "Their leadership experience adds to the strength of our already outstanding board, and I'm confident they'll make significant contributions in helping our management team to continue to build significant value for our long term shareholders. We look forward to working with them." With their appointments to the board, Mr. Habiger will become a member of the Compensation Committee, and Mr. Samuels will join the Audit Committee effective January 4, 2017. Dave Habiger is the former CEO of Textura ( : TXTR), a cloud based provider of collaboration-productivity and payment solutions that was sold to Oracle in 2016 for approximately $700 million. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Habiger also served as chief executive officer of NDS Group Ltd., a provider of video software and content security solutions that was sold to Cisco for $5 billion. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2011 Mr. Habiger served as chief executive officer of Sonic Solutions ( : SNIC), a provider of software for digital media that was sold to Rovi for approximately $1 billion. Mr. Habiger has served on the board of directors of multiple publicly traded companies including Control4, DTS, Echo Global, Enova, and Immersion. Mr. Habiger is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a Venture Partner at the Pritzker Group and a member of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers. Mr. Habiger holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College. Ted Samuels has served as president of Capital Guardian Trust Company, a Capital Group company, since 2010 and has been an equity portfolio manager and investment analyst at Capital Group since 1981. He has also served on many investment and management committees throughout his career at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital Group, he covered electrical equipment, transportation and commercial aerospace companies. Mr. Samuels holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from Harvard College. Stamps.com ( : STMP) is the leading provider of postage online and shipping software solutions to approximately 650 thousand customers, including consumers, small businesses, e-commerce shippers, enterprises, and high volume shippers. Stamps.com offers solutions that help businesses run their shipping operations more smoothly and function more successfully under the brand names Stamps.com, Endicia, ShipStation, ShippingEasy and ShipWorks. Stamps.com's family of brands provides seamless access to mailing and shipping services through integrations with more than 400 unique partner applications. Since 1931, Capital Group has been singularly focused on delivering superior results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability. Today, Capital Group -- home of the American Funds -- manages more than $1.3 trillion in equity and fixed income assets for millions of individual and institutional investors around the world.
News Article | November 18, 2016
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jason Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:JASN) (NASDAQ:JASNW) (“Jason” or “the Company”), today announced Mr. Brian K. (“Koby”) Kobylinski will transition to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2016, consistent with the Company’s planned succession process. Mr. Jeffry N. Quinn will remain Chairman of the board of directors. “Since joining Jason earlier this year, Koby has been aggressively addressing the operational issues within the organization, strengthening our relationships with key customers and driving cost synergies across our businesses,” said Quinn. “We recruited Koby knowing he had the experience, skills and leadership ability to be our next chief executive officer. I have seen the positive impact he has had within the organization, and have full confidence in his ability to lead Jason to achieve its full potential.” “We appreciate Jeff’s willingness to lead Jason during this past year of transition and his ongoing commitment to supporting the actions necessary to position Jason for its best future. His high-caliber leadership, significant personal investment and commitment to Jason’s long-term success will continue to serve the Company well,” said Mitchell Quain, lead independent director of Jason. Prior to joining Jason, Mr. Kobylinski served as Executive Vice President, Energy Segment and China for Actuant Corporation based in Milwaukee. During his 23 years with Actuant, Kobylinski progressed through a number of management roles, including Vice President - Industrial and Energy Segments, Vice President – Business Development and Global Business Leader – Hydratight. Mr. Kobylinski received his masters of business administration from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his bachelors of art from St. Norbert College. About Jason Industries, Inc. The Company is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including DRONCO (Wunsiedel, Germany), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), Osborn (Richmond, Ind. and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,400 people in 14 countries. To learn more, please visit www.jasoninc.com. Forward Looking Statements This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan,” “guidance,” and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Such forward-looking statements include projected financial information. Such forward-looking statements with respect to revenues, earnings, performance, strategies, prospects and other aspects of the Company’s businesses are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the level of demand for the Company’s products; competition in the Company’s markets; the Company’s ability to grow and manage growth profitably; the Company’s ability to access additional capital; changes in applicable laws or regulations; the Company’s ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business and/or competitive factors; and other risks and uncertainties identified in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as such may be amended or supplemented by subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience and our perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. As you review and consider this press release, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect our actual results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date on which we make it. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
News Article | December 14, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Media industry veteran Dave Habiger and technology and entertainment executive Aidan Foley will join Legend as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, respectively, the company announced today. In addition, Legend has hired Ellie Trope as Vice President of Legal Affairs. Dave Habiger brings a wealth of executive-level management experience to his new role as Chairman. He has an established history of being a visionary for future formats, consumer’s digital media creation and distribution. Dave most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Textura Corporation (NASDAQ: TXTR) a software payments platform. Prior to this, he served as Chief Executive Officer of NDS Group Ltd., a leading software development company for the cable and satellite TV industry. As Chief Executive Officer at Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), he partnered with Hollywood studios to lead the company’s ascent to one of the largest global providers of premium movies and TV shows via the Internet and consumer electronic devices. In 2011, he was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2008, Corporate Leader Magazine chose him as one of its 40 Under 40 business leaders. In 2010, The Hollywood Reporter chose him as one its Digital Power 50. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He holds a BBA from St. Norbert College and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Aidan Foley will draw on decades of executive-level experience in the technology and entertainment industries for his new role as Legend’s Chief Executive Officer. Foley has established a significant track record of growth and accomplishment in the companies he has helped to manage. He has earned a reputation for designing the strategic and operational elements of business through the perspective of the customer, a distinction which has resulted in strong growth in both revenue and brand awareness for those firms. As part of the management team of several industry category leaders, he has gained experience running creative, software, hardware and services companies on a global scale. Foley is Founder/CEO of AF Double Eagle, a corporate development company. As part of his efforts there, in 2011, Foley led the group that acquired Fox Mobile from News Corp. Fox Mobile is a global mobile network company distributing studio and television content on a global basis. The company was sold 3 years after acquisition, at over 28 times invested capital, as part of a roll up in the industry. During his tenure at Double Eagle, Foley also provided NCR Corp. management expertise on its content distribution business through its kiosk operations, Blockbuster Express, and led the relationships with the studios and other content companies critical to these operations. The company was sold to Coinstar as part of a strategic partnering relationship with its Red Box operations. Foley serves on the board of directors, and is Chairman of the Strategic Partnering Committee, of Truevision 3D Surgical. Truevision is a medical device company specializing in digital 3D visualization and guidance for microsurgery. Truevision has strategic partnerships with Alcon, Leica, and others, for the distribution and support of the Truevision products on a global basis, and is the established leader for neurosurgery and ophthalmology. Prior to Double Eagle, Foley joined Ascent Media Group, a roughly $1 billion media and entertainment services company, as chief marketing officer. Ascent Media’s key offerings to its customers were creative services, media management and networks capabilities. Additionally, Foley served as president of the company’s enterprise solutions group, a team of industry professionals providing broad consulting and professional services to Ascent Media Group’s extensive client base. He directed the transition from Liberty Livewire to Ascent Media with a successful major multi-media brand launch campaign. Previously, Foley spent eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Kodak’s Digital Motion Imaging Division, managing several global businesses concurrently. Key among these businesses was Cinesite, an award winning visual effects company with operations in Los Angeles and London. Foley served as Chairman and CEO of Cinesite. Foley serves as a frequent spokesperson on issues impacting the entertainment industry and is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA. Ellie Trope joins Legend from MGA Entertainment, where she served as General Counsel. She previously served as Counsel at Overbreak, where she provided legal advice to the company’s product development, marketing, finance, and human resources departments and managed its intellectual property portfolio. A graduate of Whittier Law School, Trope also has experience in private practice serving as counsel to companies and individuals in consumer products industries. “We know great talent when we see it, and the hiring of these three dynamic individuals only bolsters our reputation as the market leader in virtual reality, visual effects, and 3D conversion,” Legend CFO Mark Steffler said. “Their partnership and contributions will be essential to our continued success in helping our studio clients produce the most cutting-edge, revolutionary moviegoing experiences for consumers.” Legend, whose clients include an array of Hollywood’s top studios, holds 23 patents in five countries for its advanced technology and has long been recognized as the definitive market leader for 3D conversion and the use of visual effects and virtual reality in filmmaking. Founded in 2014, Legend VR is the Virtual Reality division of Legend which offers a full-scale solution for VR creative, production and post needs, from concept to final color, for all types of 360-degree and VR content. Our VR & VFX Supervisors work with creative agencies, studio executives, producers and directors to help define and execute their 360-degree campaigns from start to finish. Legend has played an integral role in some of the most buzzworthy VR content of late for clients like Lionsgate, Warner Brothers, Apple Music, Annapurna Pictures, Hulu, and Tidal. Other recent projects include "The Click Effect", a film that premiered in January 2016 at the Sundance Film Festival for which Legend performed stitching, VFX, and 3D functions, “Take Flight,” from The New York Times’ Great Performers series from which Legend completed CG/VFX work, 3D Conversion, on-set capture of talent, and color correction, and “Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders,” a VR project that the team at Legend created and produced for Stan Lee’s first VR experience, from concept through completion. Legend VFX is a visual effects studio that takes great pride and passion in bringing our clients’ digital visions to life. Based in Los Angeles, our wide array of talent encompasses concept art, pre-viz, matte painting, on-set supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation and color grading. Our talented and diverse team of artists have completed work on feature, television, commercial and virtual reality projects, and specialize in Nuke based compositing and Maya. The Legend VFX team has recently completed projects for Disney, Sony, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, MGM, Legendary Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Apple Music, Columbia Pictures, and The New York Times. Legend's proprietary 3D pipelines have been developed and patented over the past years, specializing in producing the highest quality 3D storytelling available while also providing the most creative and collaborative workflow for the filmmakers we partner with. Started in 2009, Legend has created 3D conversion on the highest profile content ever released, working with directors such as Michael Bay, Robert Zemeckis, Bryan Singer, Tim Burton, Zack Snyder, Guillermo Del Toro, and Tony Scott, Roland Emmerich, Paul Feig, Timur Betmambetov and many others. Our studio clients continue to return to Legend based on our attention to creative detail and ability to help directors realize their creative vision in 3D. The cost-effective and fast processes we offer in both VFX and 3D conversion, including our award-winning Real-Time Depth Grade workflow, allows directors to work with our stereo supervisors to do 3D experimentation and adjustments in a real-time DI setting, sequence by sequence or even reel by reel.
Braungart-Rieker J.M.,University of Notre Dame |
Hill-Soderlund A.L.,St. Norbert College |
Karrass J.,Vanderbilt University
Developmental Psychology | Year: 2010
Two goals guided this study: (a) describe changes in infant fear and anger reactivity from 4 to 16 months and (b) examine the degree to which infant temperament, attentional regulation, and maternal sensitivity predict reactivity trajectories. Participants included 143 mothers and infants (57% male) who visited the laboratory at 4, 8, 12, and 16 months. Infant reactivity, regulation, and maternal sensitivity were assessed from laboratory situations; infant temperament was rated by mothers on the Infant Behavior Questionnaire (Rothbart, 1981). Hierarchical linear modeling indicated that overall, fear and anger reactivity increased with age, but the rate of increase for fear slowed over time. Maternal ratings of temperamental fear and anger each predicted laboratory ratings of fear and anger reactivity, respectively. Moreover, infants who showed less regulation showed greater fear reactivity and steeper increases in anger reactivity over time. Infants whose mothers were more sensitive showed slower increases in fear reactivity. Findings from this study suggest that it is important to consider both intrinsic and extrinsic factors to gain a better understanding of the processes that may be involved in the development of emotional reactivity systems. © 2010 American Psychological Association.
News Article | December 7, 2016
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tessera Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: TSRA) (the “Company” or “Tessera”) today announced that David C. Habiger has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Habiger had previously served as a board member at DTS, Inc. from March 2014 until its acquisition by Tessera on December 1, 2016, and was most recently the chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Currently, Mr. Habiger is a senior advisor at Silver Lake Partners and a venture partner with the Pritzker Group. Previously, Mr. Habiger served as the interim CEO and member of the board of directors at Textura, a software company focused on construction management, through its sale to Oracle in April 2016. He also served as CEO of NDS Group Ltd., a provider of video software and content security solutions. Mr. Habiger served as CEO and president of Sonic Solutions from 2005 to 2011 where he helped grow the company to its leading position in Digital Media. “It’s an honor to join Tessera’s board of directors,” said Mr. Habiger. “Tessera with its expanded portfolio of products is uniquely positioned in the market to deliver smart sight and sound solutions for a wide range of connected devices that target consumers and the enterprise. I’m looking forward to working closely with the Company and the management team to advance this vision.” Mr. Habiger is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He sits on a variety of public and private boards and is on the Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Center for Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Mr. Habiger earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Norbert College and an MBA from the University of Chicago. “Dave’s broad experience in the digital media and entertainment industries and high acumen on the consumer electronics industry will add great knowledge to the board,” said Tom Lacey, CEO of Tessera Holding Corporation. “As we enter a new era for the company with expanded solutions and new opportunities, Dave’s contributions will help us to execute on our vision.” The addition of Mr. Habiger brings the Tessera board to eight members, seven of whom are independent directors. For more information on the Company's leadership and board of directors, visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at https://www.tessera.com/company/leadership. Tessera Holding Corporation is the parent company of Tessera, DTS, FotoNation and Invensas. We are one of the world’s leading product and technology licensing companies. Our technologies and intellectual property are deployed, in areas such as premium audio, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging. We invent smart sight and sound technologies that enhance and help to transform the human connected experience. For more information, call +1 408-321-6000 or visit www.tesseraholdingcorporation.com. Tessera, DTS, FotoNation, Invensas and their respective logos, are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Tessera Holding Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Bailey D.J.,St. Norbert College |
Saldanha C.J.,American University of Washington
Hormones and Behavior | Year: 2015
This article is part of a Special Issue "Estradiol and cognition". In addition to their well-studied and crucial effects on brain development and aging, an increasing number of investigations across vertebrate species indicate that estrogens like 17β-estradiol (E2) have pronounced and rapid effects on cognitive function. The incidence and regulation of the E2-synthesizing enzyme aromatase at the synapse in regions of the brain responsible for learning, memory, social communication and other complex cognitive processes suggest that local E2 production and action affect the acute and chronic activity of individual neurons and circuits. Songbirds in particular are excellent models for the study of this "synaptocrine" hormone provision given that aromatase is abundantly expressed in neuronal soma, dendrites, and at the synapse across many brain regions in both sexes. Additionally, songbirds readily acquire and recall memories in laboratory settings, and their stereotyped behaviors may be manipulated and measured with relative ease. This leads to a rather unparalleled advantage in the use of these animals in studies of the role of neural aromatization in cognition. In this review we describe the results of a number of experiments in songbird species with a focus on the influence of synaptic E2 provision on two cognitive processes: auditory discrimination reliant on the caudomedial nidopallium (NCM), a telencephalic region likely homologous to the auditory cortex in mammals, and spatial memory dependent on the hippocampus. Data from these studies are providing evidence that the local and acute provision of E2 modulates the hormonal, electrical, and cognitive outputs of the vertebrate brain and aids in memory acquisition, retention, and perhaps the confluence of memory systems. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.
Schmeisser McKean R.,St. Norbert College
Cretaceous Research | Year: 2012
Recent work in the Tropic Shale by the Museum of Northern Arizona reveals a high biodiversity for plesiosaurs along the western margin of the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway during the Cenomanian and the Turonian. This paper describes a new species of polycotylid plesiosaur from the Tropic Shale, Dolichorhynchops tropicensis, which adds to the known biodiversity from this time period. The identification is based on two specimens, a well-preserved, nearly complete skeleton including the skull and an additional specimen with only fragmentary skeletal elements. The material shares several synapomorphic characters with Dolichorhynchops, including the shape of the temporal fenestrae, the shape of the sagittal crest, the trend of the ectopterygoids, the morphology of the teeth, and the number of teeth within the mandibular symphysis. D. tropicensis differs from other species of Dolichorhynchops in a greater size range of the teeth, moderately constricted dorsal vertebrae, angled anterior processes on the coracoids, and the presence of well-defined facets on the propodials. The specimens are of Early Turonian age (based primarily on ammonite biostratigraphy and bentonite marker beds), and their discovery extends the known stratigraphic range for Dolichorhynchops back by approximately seven million years. This suggests that Dolichorhynchops tropicensis and Trinacromerum bentonianum, a closely related polycotylid, co-existed in the Western Interior Seaway. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Brekke E.,St. Norbert College |
Herman E.,St. Norbert College
Optics Letters | Year: 2015
We have investigated the frequency characteristics of the coherent 420 nm beam generated via parametric fourwave mixing (FWM). A single, high-power 778 nm laser is directed through a high-density rubidium cell with a detuning of 1 THz from the intermediate state, generating fields at 420 nm and 5.23 μm through FWM. The frequency of the 420 nm light has been found to shift as the excitation laser is tuned. The measured frequency shift ratio of 1.87 ± 0.04 corresponds with the selection of a different velocity class at each excitation frequency, implying that the 5.23 μm beam frequency is correspondingly shifted. The 420 nm light has been tuned over a range of 1 GHz. This parametric FWM process has potential application as a tunable photon source at novel wavelengths. © 2015 Optical Society of America.
Brekke E.,St. Norbert College |
Alderson L.,St. Norbert College
Optics Letters | Year: 2013
Four-wave mixing can be used to generate coherent output beams, with frequencies difficult to acquire in commercial lasers. Here, a single narrow external cavity diode laser locked to the two photon 5s-5d transition in rubidium is combined with a tapered amplifier system to produce a high power cw beam at 778 nm and used to generate coherent light at 420 nm through parametric four-wave mixing. This process is analyzed in terms of the intensity and frequency of the incoming beam as well as the atomic density of the sample. The efficiency of the process is currently limited when on resonance due to the absorption of the 420 nm beam, and modifications should allow a significant increase in output power. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 190.39K | Year: 2012
The project is developing and testing a model for improving the preparation of undergraduate pre-service teachers who will go on to teach earth science in grades K-8. Prior semester-length courses in physical geology and educational science methods are being combined into a year-long course taught by both Geology and Education faculty. The course integrates learning of earth-science content with the methodology of how to teach it, producing a next generation of K-8 science educators who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. In conjunction with revised classes and laboratory experiences, pre-service teachers are developing shared digital portfolios of teaching resources. An additional effort is testing the impact of a preparatory, four-day intensive field experience on learning by pre-service teachers who enroll in the year-long course.
Through explicit integration of content and pedagogy, the project is directly addressing the lack of preparation in physical science and learning about the nature of science among many pre-service elementary and middle-school teachers. Beyond contributing to the future teacher workforce in the region, the project is also disseminating the model of a collaborative, integrated science/education course to a national audience through web resources and conference workshops.