Greeneville, TN, United States
Greeneville, TN, United States

Tusculum College is a coeducational private college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church , with its main campus in the city of Tusculum, Tennessee, United States, a suburb of Greeneville. It is Tennessee's oldest college and the 23rd-oldest operating college in the United States.In addition to its main campus, the institution maintains a regional center for Graduate and Professional Studies in Knoxville, and additional satellite campuses across East Tennessee. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has selected the best universities and colleges in Tennessee for 2017. Based on an analysis of government-backed data, 37 four-year schools made the list, with Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University, Christian Brothers University, Aquinas College and Union University earning highest overall scores. 15 two-year schools also made the list, with Chattanooga State Community College, Nashville State Community College, Dyersburg State Community College, Roane State Community College and Volunteer State Community College ranked as the best five. A full list of winning schools is included below. “Projections show Tennessee’s job market will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, which is great news for people interested in earning a degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “The schools on our list have demonstrated their value to students who want to enter the workforce well-prepared by providing the high-level education, career and employment resources that lead to post-college success.” To be included on Tennessee’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, employment and academic services offered, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and the availability of financial aid. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Tennessee” list, visit: Tennessee’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Aquinas College Austin Peay State University Belmont University Bethel University Bryan College-Dayton Carson-Newman University Christian Brothers University Cumberland University East Tennessee State University Fisk University Freed-Hardeman University Johnson University King University Lane College Le Moyne-Owen College Lee University Lincoln Memorial University Lipscomb University Martin Methodist College Maryville College Middle Tennessee State University Milligan College Rhodes College Sewanee-The University of the South Southern Adventist University Tennessee State University Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Wesleyan College The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga The University of Tennessee-Knoxville The University of Tennessee-Martin Trevecca Nazarene University Tusculum College Union University University of Memphis Vanderbilt University Welch College Tennessee’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Chattanooga State Community College Cleveland State Community College Columbia State Community College Dyersburg State Community College Jackson State Community College Motlow State Community College Nashville State Community College Northeast State Community College Pellissippi State Community College Remington College-Nashville Campus Roane State Community College Southwest Tennessee Community College Volunteer State Community College Walters State Community College William Moore College of Technology ### About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

Friedrich J.,TU Chemnitz | Yu H.,University of Minnesota | Leverentz H.R.,University of Minnesota | Leverentz H.R.,Tusculum College | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters | Year: 2014

It is important to test methods for simulating water, but small water clusters for which benchmarks are available are not very representative of the bulk. Here we present benchmark calculations, in particular CCSD(T) calculations at the complete basis set limit, for water 26-mers drawn from Monte Carlo simulations of bulk water. These clusters are large enough that each water molecule participates in 2.5 hydrogen bonds on average. The electrostatically embedded three-body approximation with CCSD(T) embedded dimers and trimers reproduces the relative binding energies of eight clusters with a mean unsigned error (MUE, kcal per mole of water molecules) of only 0.009 and 0.015 kcal for relative and absolute binding energies, respectively. Using only embedded dimers (electrostatically embedded pairwise approximation) raises these MUEs to 0.038 and 0.070 kcal, and computing the energies with the M11 exchange-correlation functional, which is very economical, yields errors of only 0.029 and 0.042 kcal. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

Fiedler L.,University of Minnesota | Leverentz H.R.,University of Minnesota | Leverentz H.R.,Tusculum College | Nachimuthu S.,University of Minnesota | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation | Year: 2014

The parametrization of the polarized molecular orbital (PMO) method, which is a neglect-of-diatomic-differential-overlap (NDDO) semiempirical method that includes polarization functions on hydrogens, is extended to include the constituents that dominate the nucleation of atmospheric aerosols, including ammonia, sulfuric acid, and water. The parametrization and validation are based mainly on CCSD(T)/CBS results for atmospheric clusters composed of sulfuric acid, dimethylamine, and ammonia and on M06-2X exchange-correlation functional calculations for other constituents of the atmospheric aerosols. The resulting model, called PMO2a, is parametrized for molecules containing any type of H, C, or O, amino or ammonium N, and S atoms bonded to O. The new method gives greatly improved electric polarization compared to any other member of the family of NDDO methods. In addition, PMO2a is shown to outperform previous NDDO methods for atomization energies and atmospheric aerosol reaction energies; therefore, its use can be recommended for realistic simulations. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

Smith K.J.,Tusculum College | Butler T.R.,University of Kentucky | Prendergast M.A.,University of Kentucky
Alcohol | Year: 2013

Prolonged ethanol abuse has been associated with brain injury caused by impaired synaptogenesis, cellular migration, neurogenesis, and cell signaling, all of which require proper microtubule functioning. However, the means by which ethanol may impair microtubule formation or function and the role that microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) have in mediating such effects are not clear. In the present studies, purified MAP-deficient (2mg/mL) and MAP-rich (pre-conjugated; 1mg/mL) bovine α/β tubulin dimer was allowed to polymerize at 37°C, forming microtubules in the presence or absence of ethanol (25-500m. m). Microtubule formation was assessed in a 96-well format using a turbidity assay, with absorption measured at 340nm for 45min. Additional studies co-exposed α/β tubulin dimers to 50m. m ethanol and purified MAPs (0.1mg/mL) for 45min. Polymerization of MAP-deficient tubulin was significantly decreased (at 15-45min of polymerization) during exposure to ethanol (>25m. m). In contrast, ethanol exposure did not alter polymerization of α/β tubulin dimers pre-conjugated to MAPs, at any concentration. Concurrent exposure of MAP-deficient tubulin with purified MAPs and ethanol resulted in significant and time-dependent decreases in tubulin polymerization, with recovery from inhibition at later time points. The present results suggest that ethanol disrupts MAP-independent microtubule formation and MAP-dependent microtubule formation via direct actions at an MAP-sensitive microtubule residue, indicating that disruption of neuronal microtubule formation and function may contribute to the neurodegenerative effects of binge-like ethanol intake. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

Nettelhorst S.C.,Tusculum College | Jeter W.K.,Kansas State University | Brannon L.A.,Kansas State University
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2014

Advertisement choice is an online marketing technique where viewers of videotaped content are allowed to choose the advertisement they want to watch during a commercial break. The purpose of this study was to examine how this choice influenced viewers' expectations of the content they were about to witness. Two hundred seventy-one students participated in a between-participant quasi-experimental study. After watching a YouTube video, one group of participants chose to watch a MP3 advertisement instead of an advertisement for a digital camera. The other group of participants was not given a choice and watched the same advertisement. Participants' expectations were measured using six 7-point Likert items. The results of the study found that participants who chose to watch the MP3 option had significantly higher expectations of the upcoming advertisement than the participants who did not get a choice. These results parallel previous findings for female but not male online viewers. As a result, female viewers may go through a different series of cognitive processes when encountering advertisement choice compared to their male counterparts. Regardless of any cognitive differences, increases in advertisement expectations could potentially influence other important online marketing outcomes such as advertisement avoidance behaviors. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Bos A.M.,Tusculum College | Howard B.V.,Tusculum College | Beresford S.A.A.,Tusculum College | Urban N.,Tusculum College | And 5 more authors.
Journal of the American Dietetic Association | Year: 2011

Background: Results of the Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial (WHI-DM) suggest that a low-fat diet may be associated with beneficial health outcomes for specific groups of women. Objective: The objective is to assess how cost-effective the WHI-DM would be if implemented as a public health intervention and under the sponsorship of private health insurers and Medicare. Breast and ovarian cancers are the health outcomes of interest. Participants: Two groups of WHI-DM participants form the target population for this analysis: participants consuming >36.8% of energy from fat at baseline, and participants at high risk for breast cancer with 32% or more of energy from fat at baseline. Methods: This study uses Markov cohort modeling, following societal and health care payer perspectives, with Monte Carlo simulations and one-way sensitivity analyses. WHI-DM records, nationally representative prices, and published estimates of medical care costs were the sources of cost information. Simulations were performed for hypothetical cohorts of women aged 50, 55, 60, 65, or 70 years at the beginning of the intervention. Effectiveness was estimated by quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and the main outcome measure was the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER). Results: Following the societal perspective, the ICERs for the 50-year old cohort are $13,773/QALY (95% confidence interval $7,482 to $20,916) for women consuming >36.8% of energy from fat at baseline and $10,544/QALY ($2,096 to $23,673) for women at high risk for breast cancer. The comparable ICER from a private health care payer perspective is $66,059/QALY ($30,155 to $121,087) and from a Medicare perspective, it is $15,051/QALY ($6,565 to $25,105). Conclusions: The WHI-DM is a cost-effective strategy for the prevention of breast and ovarian cancers in the target population, from both societal and Medicare perspectives. Private health care payers have a relative short timeframe to realize a return on investment, since after age 65 years the financial benefits associated with the prevention program would accrue to Medicare. For this reason, the intervention is not cost-effective from a private health care payer perspective. © 2011 American Dietetic Association.

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