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The University of Nebraska at Kearney , founded in 1905 as the Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney, is the Kearney campus of the University of Nebraska system. Wikipedia.

Hossain S.A.,University of Nebraska at Kearney
Lifetime Data Analysis | Year: 2011

This paper introduces a quadratic fractional age assumption which makes the force of mortality and survival function continuous at all ages. The necessary and sufficient condition for the assumption to be valid is derived. Important life table parameters are estimated and applications are shown using several life table data. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. Source

Wubbels G.G.,University of Nebraska at Kearney
Tetrahedron Letters | Year: 2014

Regioselectivity of nucleophilic aromatic photosubstitution has been shown experimentally to depend upon activation energies of the competing transition states. Computational means of determining relative activation energies were sought, therefore, in order to predict regioselectivity. Optimization of the three triplet transition states of 2-chloro-4-nitroanisole with hydroxide ion gave energies of insufficient accuracy to predict regioselectivity. Computed enthalpy changes from the first triplet transition state to the triplet σ-complexes correlated precisely with the experimental activation energies. This exemplifies the Bell-Evans-Polanyi Principle, and it provides an accurate means of assessing regioselectivity. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Briner W.,University of Nebraska at Kearney
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity | Year: 2012

The proteins that regulate the metabolism of a metal must also play a role in regulating the redox activity of the metal. Metals are intrinsic to a substantial number of biological processes and the proteins that regulate those activities are also considerable in number. The role these proteins play in a wide range of physiological processes involves them directly and indirectly in a variety of disease processes. Similarly, it may be therapeutically advantageous to pharmacologically alter the activity of these metal containing proteins to influence disease processes. This paper will introduce the reader to a number of important proteins in both metal metabolism and oxidative stress, with an emphasis on the brain. Potential pharmacological targets will be considered. © 2012 Wayne Briner. Source

Vu P.,University of Nebraska at Kearney | Fadde P.J.,Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Journal of Interactive Online Learning | Year: 2013

This study explores students' choices of verbal and text interaction in a synchronous Live Virtual Classroom (LVC) environment that mixed onsite and online learners. Data were collected from analysis of recorded LVC sessions and post-course interviews with students in two different offerings of a graduate instructional design course that used Adobe Connect as a live virtual classroom. Students could choose whether to participate onsite in a computer classroom or "live" online using Connect. Over the course of both semesters students increasingly chose to participate online and, overall, students chose to participate online (57%) morethan onsite (43%). However, some students-especially international students-preferred to participate onsite even though it was less convenient and also meant that they were more likely to be "called on" for verbal responses. Analysis ofLVC recordings andpost-course interviews showed that text interaction in which students asked questions or made comments in the LVC chat box during the instructor'slectures was a preferred mode of interaction for students when they were participating both online and onsite. The emergent pedagogical strategy of integrated text interaction during lecture suggests a benefit of synchronous online learning. Source

Higham J.P.,New York University | Hebets E.A.,University of Nebraska at Kearney
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology | Year: 2013

Though it has long been known that animal communication is complex, recent years have seen growing interest in understanding the extent to which animals give multicomponent signals in multiple modalities, and how the different types of information extracted by receivers are interpreted and integrated in animal decision-making. This interest has culminated in the production of the present special issue on multimodal communication, which features both theoretical and empirical studies from leading researchers in the field. Reviews, comparative analyses, and species-specific empirical studies include manuscripts on taxa as diverse as spiders, primates, birds, lizards, frogs, and humans. The present manuscript serves as both an introduction to this special issue, as well as an introduction to multimodal communication more generally. We discuss the history of the study of complexity in animal communication, issues relating to defining and classifying multimodal signals, and particular issues to consider with multimodal (as opposed to multicomponent unimodal) communication. We go on to discuss the current state of the field, and outline the contributions contained within the issue. We finish by discussing future avenues for research, in particular emphasizing that 'multimodal' is more than just 'bimodal', and that more integrative frameworks are needed that incorporate more elements of efficacy, such as receiver sensory ecology and the environment. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

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