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University of the Southwest

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Lovington, NM, United States

For other universities with a similar name, see Southwest University .University of the Southwest is a private inter-denominational four-year educational institution located in Hobbs, New Mexico. It was incorporated under its current name in 1962, although the college existed several years prior to that as a two-year Baptist institution.The college offers baccalaureate degrees in education, business administration, sport management, criminal justice, psychology, and others. In addition, the college awards the master's degree in a variety of educational disciplines including business, counseling, special education, and bilingual education.In March 2008 school's Board of Trustees voted to change the official name of the college from College of the Southwest to "University of the Southwest" to better convey what the college has become and where the trustees see it going. The change will be implemented in phases over the coming year. 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 the best colleges in New Mexico for 2017. Of the 8 four-year schools that were included on the list, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico and University of the Southwest came in as the top five. Of the 14 two-year schools that qualified, San Juan College, Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico State University Alamogordo, Eastern New Mexico University—Roswell Campus and New Mexico Junior College were the top colleges. A full list of schools is included below. “A certificate or degree can go a long way when it comes to career advancement or making a career change,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These New Mexico schools have a proven track record of helping students maximize their employment potential by offering outstanding career services and degree programs.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in New Mexico” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated on additional metrics including the number of degree programs offered, career resources, academic counseling, financial aid availability, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in New Mexico” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in New Mexico for 2017 include: Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus New Mexico Highlands University New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology New Mexico State University Northern New Mexico College University of New Mexico University of the Southwest Western New Mexico University The Best Two-Year Colleges in New Mexico for 2017 include: Central New Mexico Community College Clovis Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus Luna Community College Mesalands Community College New Mexico Junior College New Mexico State University - Alamogordo New Mexico State University - Carlsbad New Mexico State University - Dona Ana San Juan College Santa Fe Community College Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute University of New Mexico - Valencia County Campus 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.


Liu C.,University of the Southwest
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine | Year: 2017

Objective: To investigate the surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (SELDI-TOF-MS) method in screening the serum protein markers for the early diagnosis, disease monitoring, and prognosis determination of newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenic purpura (NITP), and to establish a new molecular diagnostic method of NITP. Methods: SELDI-TOF-MS was used to detect the serum proteins binding on the protein chips so as to obtain the serum protein expression fingerprints of the NITP and healthy controls, respectively, and then Biomarker Wizard and Biomarker Paterns System 5.0 software were used to analyze the data and to establish the artificial neural network diagnostic model (ANNDM). Results: M/E was within 2000 to 20000, and the most significant proteins were those with M/E as 4109.23 and 5521.35, respectively, which can be seen as the serum biomarkers of NITP; the corresponding proteins were then searched in the protein library; the serum markers were then input into ANNDM to accurately group the children with NITP from the healthy children. Conclusions: The serum protein expression fingerprint has important clinical significance toward the early diagnosis of NITP, as well as in exploring the pathogenesis of NITP. The diagnostic model composed of the proteins with M/E as 4109.23 and 5521.35 can completely and accurately distinguish the children with NITP from healthy children. © 2017, E-Century Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved.


Tao Z.,University of the Southwest | Dai J.,University of the Southwest | He J.,University of the Southwest | Li C.,University of the Southwest | And 2 more authors.
Molecular Neurobiology | Year: 2013

Sodium iodate (NaIO3)-induced retina injury is one of models that is commonly used to study various retinal diseases caused by retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) injury such as AMD. Previous researches have revealed that RPE and photoreceptors are main impaired objects in this model. By comparison, intra-retinal layer has not been studied in detail after NaIO 3 administration. In this study, we present evidences that intra-retinal neurons can be directly injured by NaIO3 at early stage and that the morphology had taken obvious changes, the decreased areas of dendritic fields of dopaminergic amacrine cells (DA-ACs), horizontal cells, and melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells (mRGCs). Moreover, we found that miRNA 133b that was considered specifically to express in midbrain dopaminergic neurons was markedly upregulated in retinal DA-ACs after NaIO3 administration. The overexpression of mir-133b negatively regulated the expression of pitx3, an important transcription factor, and led to a series of deficits of DA-ACs such as TH and D2 receptor expression and DA producing, which may play a causative role in pathological events of horizontal cells and mRGCs. After mir-133b was interfered with mir-133b/RNAi, not only those deficits were rescued, but also the amplitude of b-wave and summed OPs of ERG were improved significantly. In conclusion, our data demonstrate, for the first time, that intra-retinal neurons can be directly injured by NaIO3 at early stage, and that mir-133b level effectively controls synaptic contacts or neural interactions among DA-ACs, horizontal cells, and mRGCs. Delivering mir-133b/RNAi intravitreally can rescue NaIO3-induced failure and improve visual function by restoring synaptic contacts. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Chen Y.,University of the Southwest | Wang H.,University of the Southwest | Luo G.,University of the Southwest | Dai X.,University of the Southwest
Toxicology Letters | Year: 2014

Cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), yet its pathogenic mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Endothelial dysfunction is known to be involved in the pathogenesis of COPD. A detailed understanding of the mechanism involved in its progression would have a substantial impact on the optimization and development of treatment strategies. Here, we report that the expression of SIRT4, a mitochondrial sirtuin, is markedly down-regulated in cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-treated human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (HPMECs). Overexpression of SIRT4 significantly inhibits CSE-induced mononuclear cell adhesion to HPMECs. Consistently, we found that overexpression of SIRT4 attenuates the induction of vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1) and E-selectin. Importantly, SIRT4 was found to negatively regulate CSE-induced NF-κB activation via inhibiting the degradation of IκBα. Moreover, we also found that proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-1β (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and IL-6, the downstream target genes of NF-κB, are also inhibited by overexpression of SIRT4. These results suggest that SIRT4 protects HPMECs exposed to CSE stress via a mechanism that may involve the NF-κB pathway. Strategies based on the enhancement of SIRT4 may prove to be beneficial in the treatment of cigarette smoking caused COPD. © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.


News Article | December 5, 2016
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AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leading higher education information and resource provider, has identified the Best Online Psychology Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. Comparing cost, quality and student performance metrics at hundreds of colleges and universities around the country, the site determined Washburn University, Colorado Christian University, Brescia University, Lesley University and the University of Texas Permian Basin to be among the top four-year schools and East Mississippi Community College, Western Wyoming Community College, Allen County Community College, Central Texas College and Holmes Community College to be among the top two-year schools for online psychology students. "Online psychology programs encompass all levels of learning, for students interested in earning everything from an associate to doctorate degree,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Our list recognizes schools who have established online programs for psychology majors that go above and beyond to promote student success and while providing the best overall value.” To be eligible for placement on an AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranking, schools must meet several minimum requirements. Each must be an accredited, public or private not-for-profit institution and offer in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools or below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. More than a dozen additional statistics are compared to score each qualifying school for final rankings, including financial aid offerings, graduation rates and more. For complete details on data and methodology used, as well as a full ranking and scorecard for each online psychology program listed visit: Two-year schools on the Best Online Psychology Program ranking for 2016-2017: Allen County Community College Alvin Community College Amarillo College Barstow Community College Barton County Community College Bunker Hill Community College Carl Albert State College Central Texas College Chemeketa Community College Citrus College Cleveland State Community College Coastline Community College Cochise College Colorado Northwestern Community College Columbia State Community College Dakota College at Bottineau Diablo Valley College East Mississippi Community College Foothill College Gateway Community and Technical College Hazard Community and Technical College Holmes Community College Hopkinsville Community College Iowa Central Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Mt San Jacinto Community College District Navarro College North Central State College Northcentral Technical College Northeast State Community College Northern Virginia Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Pellissippi State Community College Santa Rosa Junior College Sinclair College Somerset Community College Spokane Falls Community College Thomas Nelson Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tyler Junior College West Hills College - Coalinga West Hills College - Lemoore West Valley College Western Oklahoma State College Western Wyoming Community College Williston State College Four-year schools on the Best Online Psychology Program ranking for 2016-2017: Bellevue University Brescia University Central Washington University Chadron State College Chaminade University of Honolulu Colorado Christian University Fort Hays State University Goodwin College Granite State College Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University Judson College Lee University Lesley University Mercy College Northern Arizona University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Ohio Christian University Oregon State University Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Saint Leo University Southwestern Adventist University Southwestern Assemblies of God University Southwestern College SUNY Empire State College The University of Alabama The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Thomas University Tiffin University Troy University Union College Union Institute & University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Great Falls University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Maine at Augusta University of Maryland - University College University of Memphis University of North Dakota University of Northern Colorado University of the Southwest Utah State University Viterbo University Washburn University Washington State University Western New Mexico University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | December 8, 2016
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A list of the nation’s Best Online Accounting Degree programs for 2016-2017 has been released by leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org. The list ranks two- and four-year schools respectively, highlighting 100 colleges that offer the best overall combination of value and quality for online accounting students. Top scoring schools include Davenport University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Northern State University, Dickinson State University and Cleary University (four-year) and Holmes Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Lone Star College, Western Nebraska Community College and Southwest Virginia Community College (two-year). "The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants showed a record number of accounting graduates were hired by public accounting firms in 2012,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “With that in mind, we were compelled to highlight and rank the schools making an effort to maximize affordability and provide flexible, high-quality learning options for accounting students.” To be eligible for placement on the AffordableCollegesOnline.org rankings, a school must meet several minimum requirements. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions to qualify. Affordability standards are also set to include only schools who offer in-state tuition below $5,000 per year at two-year schools or $25,000 per year at four-year schools. More than a dozen additional statistics are compared to determine final scores and rankings for each qualifying school, such as aid offerings, graduation rates and more. For complete details on the data and methodology used to determine school scores, as well as the full ranking for the nation’s Best Online Accounting Degree programs visit: Auburn University Aurora University Baker College Belhaven University Bellevue University Brenau University Brescia University Cleary University Colorado Christian University Columbia College Concordia University - Saint Paul Dakota State University Dallas Baptist University Davenport University Dickinson State University East Carolina University Florida Atlantic University Franklin University Hawaii Pacific University Huntington University Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Kent State University at Kent Keystone College Lakeland College Liberty University Madonna University Missouri State University - Springfield Morehead State University National University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Northwood University - Michigan Old Dominion University Saint Leo University Thomas Edison State College Tiffin University University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Charleston University of Houston - Downtown University of Houston - Victoria University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Maryland - University College University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Michigan - Flint University of Minnesota - Crookston University of the Southwest Western Governors University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | November 24, 2016
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AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leading higher education information resource provider, has released its picks for the Best Colleges in the U.S. to earn an Online Teaching Degree from in 2016-2017. Comparing data on affordability and student success from thousands of schools with online teaching programs, the rankings list the top 100 two-year and four-year schools respectively. Schools topping the four-year list include Dickinson State University, Fort Hays State University, North Carolina Central University, East Carolina University and University of Southern Mississippi; schools topping the two-year list include East Mississippi Community College, Arizona Western College, Holmes Community College, Northeast Community College and Odessa College. "There were 3.5 million teachers working in elementary and secondary education in the U.S. in 2014,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “It’s important for us to help aspiring teachers and those looking to advance their career in education find the best opportunities to earn an affordable, quality online teaching degree.” Schools who earn a spot on the Best Online Teaching Degrees lists must qualify by meeting certain baseline requirements. AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires all schools to be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions to be eligible. Colleges must also meet minimum affordability standards, offering in-state tuition under $5,000 per year at two-year schools and under $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Final scoring and ranks are determined by comparing data on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative measures, such as financial aid availability and graduation rates. All schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Teaching Degrees list can be found below. The attached map shows how many schools were honored by state. The full rankings can be found along with data and methodology details at: Allen County Community College Amarillo College Arizona Western College Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Baltimore City Community College Bay Mills Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Casper College Central Texas College Coconino Community College College of Southern Idaho Collin College Colorado Northwestern Community College Dakota College at Bottineau Dawson Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern Wyoming College Edgecombe Community College El Paso Community College Front Range Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Haywood Community College Henry Ford Community College Holmes Community College Kilgore College Lenoir Community College Lone Star College Mitchell Community College Montgomery Community College Navarro College Nebraska Indian Community College North Central Missouri College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pima Community College Shoreline Community College Stanly Community College Tri-County Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Washtenaw Community College Western Oklahoma State College Yavapai College Appalachian State University Arkansas Tech University Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Chadron State College Chaminade University of Honolulu Concordia University - Saint Paul Dickinson State University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Ferris State University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Great Basin College Hobe Sound Bible College Indiana State University Judson College Lesley University Liberty University Mayville State University Minot State University Newman University North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University Northeastern State University Northern Arizona University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Southwestern College Sterling College SUNY College at Oswego The University of West Florida University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast University of Central Missouri University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Missouri - Columbia University of Nebraska at Kearney University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Northern Colorado University of South Dakota University of Southern Mississippi University of the Southwest University of West Alabama Wayland Baptist University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Western New Mexico University Wilmington University Winston-Salem State University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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