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The University of Indianapolis, or "UIndy", is a university located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Established in 1902, the university offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and has more than 5,400 students.The main campus is located on the south side of Indianapolis at 1400 East Hanna Avenue, just east of Shelby Street. UIndy also offers degree programs through partnerships in China and Belize.The colors of the university are crimson and grey. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of Indiana’s best colleges for 2017. Of the 46 schools honored, 44 four-year schools made the list with University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, DePauw University, Valparaiso University and Butler University taking the top five spots. Ivy Tech Community College and Ancilla College were also included as the best two-year schools in the state. A list of all schools is included below. “Education can make a huge difference when it comes to the job market,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “These schools in Indiana have not only shown a commitment to providing quality degree programs, but also the employment services that contribute to student success as they pursue careers.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Indiana” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored 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 LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Indiana” list, visit: Indiana’s Best Colleges for 2017 include: Ancilla College Anderson University Ball State University Bethel College-Indiana Butler University Calumet College of Saint Joseph DePauw University Earlham College Franklin College Goshen College Grace College and Theological Seminary Hanover College Huntington University Indiana Institute of Technology Indiana State University Indiana University-Bloomington Indiana University-East Indiana University-Kokomo Indiana University-Northwest Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indiana University-South Bend Indiana University-Southeast Indiana Wesleyan University Ivy Tech Community College Manchester University Marian University Martin University Oakland City University Purdue University-Calumet Campus Purdue University-Main Campus Purdue University-North Central Campus Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saint Joseph’s College Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary's College Taylor University Trine University Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses University of Evansville University of Indianapolis University of Notre Dame University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne University of Southern Indiana Valparaiso University Wabash College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org 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 LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | May 19, 2017
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A new study from the University of Indianapolis to be published in the American Journal of Public Health finds that citizens living in states with the weakest gun laws are more than twice as likely to be fatally shot by law enforcement compared to those living in states with the strongest gun laws. Aaron Kivisto, assistant professor in the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis, conducted the research along with doctoral student Peter Phalen, in collaboration with Brad Ray, IUPUI assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The American Journal of Public Health will publish their study, "Firearm legislation and fatal police shootings in the United States," on May 18. Kivisto, lead author of the study, says he and his colleagues utilized data on fatal police shootings in the United States from The Counted, a database developed by U.K.-based newspaper The Guardian. That data, combined with the state gun-law rankings from The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, showed citizens from states with weaker gun laws are significantly more likely to be killed by law enforcement, according to the study. The researchers examined more than 1,800 fatal police shootings that occurred between January 2015 and October 2016. Their study took into account differences across states in rates of gun ownership, violent crime and other socio-demographic characteristics. The study found that, while laws strengthening background checks appeared to support this effect by reducing the overall number of guns in the community, laws aimed at promoting safe storage and reducing gun trafficking helped to prevent guns already in the community from falling into the wrong hands. "What's really striking is that the laws that seem to be driving this effect -- closing background-check loopholes, requiring that parents protect their kids from finding their guns in the home -- are the types of laws that large majorities of Americans support," says Kivisto. "These aren't particularly controversial laws, and this study, along with many before it, suggest that they can save a lot of lives," he notes. "These findings also seem to highlight the challenges created for law enforcement by states that have neglected to enact common-sense gun laws supported by most citizens." Kivisto's research colleague, Peter Phalen, adds: "Currently, the only serious monitoring system for police violence in our country is the media itself, rather than the government or police." While policy efforts targeting police practices represent one strategy, Kivisto points out that these findings show strengthening state-level gun laws offers promise as a tool for reducing rates of fatal police shootings in the United States.


News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: www.latimes.com

Fatal shootings of civilians by police officers are less common in states with stricter gun laws than they are in states that take a more relaxed approach to regulating the sale, storage and use of firearms, new research says. A study published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health has found that fatal police shootings were about half as common in states whose gun laws place them in the top 25% of stringency than they were in states where such restrictions ranked in the bottom 25%. The new findings draw from an analysis of 1,835 firearms-related deaths involving a police officer in the United States — all such fatalities reported in the 22 months following Jan. 1, 2015. It found that, of 42 laws enacted by states, the ones most strongly linked to lower fatal police shootings were those that aimed to strengthen background checks, to promote safe firearm storage, and to reduce gun trafficking. “We suspect that because these states have more robust gun laws, they’re better able to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people,” said the study’s lead author, University of Indianapolis psychology professor Aaron Kivisto. The likely result, he suggested, is that police in such states “are just less likely to encounter people in circumstances where they shouldn’t have a gun.” The association held up even after researchers accounted for state differences in the density and demographics of its citizens. The study results add to a broad pattern of findings about states’ rates of gun ownership, which largely rise and fall along with gun-related suicides, accidental firearm injuries and domestic violence deaths. New Mexico, Wyoming, Alaska, Oklahoma and Arizona led the country in rates of fatal police shootings, which were calculated as the number of such deaths per 1 million state residents. All but Oklahoma had among the most relaxed gun laws on their books. Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Illinois were among the states with the lowest rates of officer-involved fatal shootings. All had gun laws that placed them among the nation’s most restrictive states. But not all states fit the pattern. California was especially unusual, Kivisto said: Though the state claimed the No. 1 position for stringency of gun laws, its rate of fatal police shootings during the study period was much higher than the national average. In fact, the rate of officer-involved gun deaths in California fell between those of South Dakota and Alabama, two states with some of the scantest restrictions on the sale, ownership and use of guns. Kivisto suggested that for some states, including California, statutory efforts to staunch the supply of guns on the streets were likely being undermined by gun trafficking from neighboring states. Arizona and Nevada have gun laws that are among the nation’s least restrictive (as well as rates of fatal police shooting that are well above the norm). “A state can have the strongest gun laws possible, but it can’t stop gun from flowing across state boundaries,” Kivisto said. ”One of strongest arguments for federal gun laws would be that some uniformity may be needed to stop guns flowing in from other states.” Other states bucked the national pattern by maintaining both few gun restrictions and low rates of officer-involved fatal shootings. This group included Maine, North Dakota, New Hampshire and Indiana. Kivisto and his co-authors did not rely on Justice Department statistics of police-related shootings, since states are not required to report those and don’t necessarily do so routinely. Instead, the researchers relied on a running tally of officer-involved fatalities maintained by the British newspaper The Guardian, a source that is considered comprehensive. In addition to verifying and chronicling the time, location and circumstances of the shootings, The Guardian’s database, called “The Counted,” also documents the victim’s gender, race or ethnicity, whether he (96% of all victims during the study period were male) was armed, and by what mechanism the victim was killed (for instance, by taser, by firearm or struck by a car). Of 2,021 fatalities during the 22-month study period, 1,835 were killed with a police officer’s gun. And in 53% of those cases, the person killed was also armed with a gun. One in 10 were thought to be entirely unarmed at the time of the fatal shooting. Individuals from racial or ethnic minority groups made up slightly more than one-third of all victims. Scientists get closer to making personalized blood cells by using patients' own stem cells Experts measure food waste not in dollars or tons, but by calories, vitamins and minerals Rising sea levels could mean twice as much flood risk in Los Angeles and other coastal cities


Hara A.T.,University of Indianapolis | Zero D.T.,University of Indianapolis
Monographs in Oral Science | Year: 2014

Saliva is the most relevant biological factor for the prevention of dental erosion. It starts acting even before the acid attack, with an increase of the salivary flow rate as a response to the acidic stimuli. This creates a more favorable scenario, improving the buffering system of saliva and effectively diluting and clearing acids that come in contact with dental surfaces during the erosive challenge. Saliva plays a role in the formation of the acquired dental pellicle, a perm-selective membrane that prevents the contact of the acid with the tooth surfaces. Due to its mineral content, saliva can prevent demineralization as well as enhance remineralization. These protective properties may become more evident in hyposalivatory patients. Finally, saliva may also represent the biological expression of an individual's risk for developing erosive lesions; therefore, some of the saliva components as well as of the acquired dental pellicle can serve as potential biomarkers for dental erosion. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.


Berg M.T.,University of Indianapolis | Huebner B.M.,University of Missouri-St. Louis
Justice Quarterly | Year: 2011

Scholars consistently find that reentering offenders who obtain steady work and maintain social ties to family are less likely to recidivate. Some theorize that familial ties may operate through employment to influence recidivism and that such ties may also serve a moderating role. The current study employs an integrated conceptual framework in order to test hypotheses about the link between familial ties, post-release employment, and recidivism. The findings suggest that family ties have implications for both recidivism and job attainment. In fact, the results suggest that good quality social ties may be particularly important for men with histories of frequent unemployment. The implications of these findings are discussed with regard to theory and future research on prisoner reentry and recidivism. © 2011 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


Inui T.S.,University of Indianapolis
Academic Medicine | Year: 2015

A collection of articles in this issue examine the concept of mastery learning, underscoring that our journey is from a 19th-century construct for assuring skill development (i.e., completing a schedule of rotations driven by the calendar) to a 21st-century sequence of learning opportunities focused on acquiring mastery of special key competencies within clerkships or other activities. Mastery learning processes and standards have the potential to clarify learning goals and competency measurement issues in medical education. Although mastery learning methods originally focused on developing learners' competency with skillful procedures, the author of this Commentary posits that mastery learning methods may be usefully applied more extensively to broader domains of skillful practice, especially those practices that can be linked to outcomes of care. The transition to mastery-focused criteria for educational advancement is laudatory, but challenges will be encountered in the journey to mastery education. The author examines several of these potential challenges, including expansion of mastery learning approaches to effective but relational clinician advice-giving and counseling behaviors, developing criteria for choosing critical competencies that can be linked to outcomes, avoiding a excessively fragmented approach to mastery measurement, and dealing with "educational comorbidity.". © 2015 Association of American Medical Colleges.


Imperiale T.F.,University of Indianapolis
Digestive Diseases | Year: 2012

Background: Identifying an accurate, reliable, affordable, and acceptable noninvasive screening test for colorectal cancer (CRC) would greatly facilitate population screening. Methods: Published literature from 2000 through February 2012 on noninvasive CRC screening tests was identified, reviewed, and summarized. Results: The highest quality evidence for noninvasive screening exists for guaiac-based fecal occult blood tests (gFOBTs), for which the CRC-specific incidence and mortality reductions are modest. Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) offer better sensitivity and comparable specificity. Cross-sectional studies comparing gFOBTs and FITs suggest that FITs provide higher detection of advanced neoplasia. Modeling studies favor FITs over gFOBTs with respect to effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. A myriad of studies report the performance of fecal-based and blood-based genetic and protein-based biomarkers; the studies differ in patient population assembled, marker selection, and assay methods. Several markers and panels of markers are promising, although nearly all studies focus on new markers and/or assay methods on small sets of referred patients rather than validating markers using optimal assays in a screening setting. Conclusion: In the absence of long-term randomized trials, adoption of the noninvasive tests will require cross-sectional data on test characteristics obtained from the screening setting, where CRC prevalence is low and the full spectrum of colorectal findings exists, along with estimates of cumulative risks, benefits, and cost-effectiveness. Test adoption will ultimately depend on test characteristics, availability, affordability, and user appeal. There is no noninvasive substitute for the currently recommended screening tests. FITs should replace gFOBTs wherever gFOBTs are used for screening. © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.


Uversky V.N.,University of Indianapolis
Journal of molecular recognition : JMR | Year: 2011

An intriguing regulatory mechanism is the ability of some proteins to recognize their binding partners in an isoform-specific manner. In this study we undertook a systematic analysis of the specificity of the tropomodulin (Tmod) interaction with tropomyosin (TM) to show that affinities of different Tmod isoforms to TM are isoform-dependent. Intrinsic disorder predictions, alignment of sequences, and circular dichroism were utilized to establish a structural basis for these isoform-specific interactions. The affinity of model peptides derived from the N-terminus of different TM isoforms to protein fragments that correspond to the two TM-binding sites of different Tmod isoforms were analyzed. Several residues were determined to be responsible for the isoform-dependent differences in affinity. We suggest that changing a set of residues rather than a single residue is needed to alter the binding affinity of one isoform to mimic the affinity of another isoform. The general intrinsic disorder predictor, PONDR® VLXT, was shown to be a useful tool for analyzing regions involved in isoform-specific binding and for predicting the residues important for isoform differences in binding. Knowing the residues responsible for isoform-specific affinity creates a tool suitable for studying the influence of Tmod/TM interactions on sarcomere assembly in muscle cells or actin dynamics in non-muscle cells. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Xia J.,University of Indianapolis
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology | Year: 2010

This research applies statistical time series analysis to examine the changing pattern of scholars' attitudes toward open-access (OA) journal publishing from the early 1990s. By synthesizing survey results in existing studies, this research focuses on representative aspects of the attitudes and behaviors recorded through the years. It finds that although an increase in the publishing and awareness rates of scholars with regard to OA journals has been observed, scholars have been consistently concerned with the low prestige of such journals and their lack of peer review, which is not the case in practice. It is hoped that the findings will provide useful information for the improvement of OA advocacy. © 2010 ASIS&T.

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