Whitewater, WI, United States
Whitewater, WI, United States

The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, also known as UW–Whitewater, is part of the University of Wisconsin System and is located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. It is a four-year, co-educational, residential college accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. As of 2013, total undergraduate and graduate enrollment at the university was over 12,000 and approximately 40 states and 40 countries were represented by the student body. Wikipedia.


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News Article | October 28, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

A list of Wisconsin’s Best Online Colleges has been released by leading higher education and student resource site AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Collecting data on both two-year and four-year schools, the site scored and ranked colleges based on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative metrics, with the following colleges receiving top marks: Viterbo University, University of Wisconsin Superior, University of Wisconsin Stout, Lakeland College and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for four-year schools; Lakeshore Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Moraine Park Technical College, Western Technical College and Gateway Technical College for two-year schools. "The number of people in Wisconsin with an associate degree or higher has steadily been increasing over the past two decades,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "As more and more people seek degrees they also seek more flexible learning options. The schools on this list are providing quality degree programs in an online format, giving more students the ability to access higher education.” In order to land a spot on the Best Online Colleges in Wisconsin list, AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to meet certain standards. All colleges must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Limits are also set on tuition costs to maintain affordability standards—only two-year schools offering in-state tuition under $5,000 annually were considered, while only four-year schools offering in-state tuition under $25,000 annually were considered. Scores and specific ranks for each school were also determined by a variety of factors most important to students, including graduation rates and financial aid offerings. The list below includes each school on the Best Online Colleges in Wisconsin ranking for 2016-2017. To learn more about specific rankings, data and methodology used to determine school scores visit the following link: The following schools are recognized as the Best Two-Year Online Colleges in Wisconsin for 2016-2017: The following schools are recognized as the Best Four-Year Online Colleges in Wisconsin for 2016-2017: Lakeland College Maranatha Baptist University Ottawa University-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire University of Wisconsin - Green Bay University of Wisconsin - La Crosse University of Wisconsin - Madison University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh University of Wisconsin - Parkside University of Wisconsin - Platteville University of Wisconsin - River Falls University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point University of Wisconsin - Stout University of Wisconsin - Superior University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Viterbo 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.


With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Nancy S. Dade-Stone, LPN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Nancy is a licensed practical nurse with 15 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially home health care. Nancy is currently caring for patients as a pediatric vent certified private duty nurse, and specializes in home health care in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Nancy attended Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, where she completed the practical nursing program in 2003. Additionally, she holds an Associate degree acquired in 2002 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Nancy feels that she owes her success to her dedication, love of teaching, and helping of new nurses to have a better understanding of the field. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys being with family and friends, attending Tai Chi classes, and gardening. Learn more about Nancy here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4132820/info/ and read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


News Article | October 26, 2016
Site: www.eurekalert.org

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- In all parts of the United States, the number of neighborhoods that sustain a mix of black, white, Asian and Hispanic residents over time is growing quickly, a new study finds. "It is striking that while the all-white neighborhood is disappearing, its main replacement is the most diverse kind, which includes substantial shares of whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians," said the study's coauthor John Logan, professor of sociology at Brown University. "Given the persistence of residential segregation and the deep divide that still separates whites from other groups, it is reassuring to see this one sign of progress." The study assessed 342 metropolitan regions with populations of at least 50,000 over the period from 1980 to 2010 to determine whether integrated neighborhoods existed outside of the nation's most diverse metropolitan centers. Titled "Global Neighborhoods: Beyond the Multiethnic Metropolis," it was published in Demography. Logan and coauthor Wenquan Zhang of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater looked at four types of metropolitan areas that might be expected to have different neighborhood dynamics, because they have such different populations, he said. Some are mostly white, others are dominated by whites and blacks, some are composed of whites mixed with a large Hispanic population and possibly Asians but few blacks, and a few are truly multi-ethnic metros with historically large white and black populations and also substantial recent immigration of Asians and Hispanics. Logan and Zhang discovered that neighborhoods in which whites and blacks live alongside Hispanics, Asians or both are showing up in large numbers in each type of metropolitan center, throughout the country, in urban areas with different histories and combinations of populations. The authors call these "global neighborhoods" because they depend on the influx of Hispanics and Asians, many of whom are recent immigrants, Logan said. He described the usual trajectory of the development of global neighborhoods as one in which Hispanics and Asians are the first minority entrants into white neighborhoods, followed by black residents. "In the decades before 1980," Logan said, "the usual pattern was that when blacks entered a neighborhood, whites were already leaving and white flight was accelerated." Urban scholars now hypothesize that "Hispanics and Asians provide an effective social cushion and/or spatial separation between blacks and whites in integrated communities," the authors wrote in the study. This "absorbs tensions and fosters acceptance between groups, making it possible for blacks and whites to share a neighborhood despite racial barriers in the society at large." In metros with a small Hispanic and Asian presence, global neighborhoods are also emerging, the study found, but more often with blacks making the first move, followed by other minorities. Logan pointed out that the news is not all good, however. While the number of global neighborhoods is on the rise, the study also found increasing numbers of all-minority neighborhoods caused by white residents moving out of previously mixed areas -- close to a 50 percent increase over the 30-year period. The poorest neighborhoods, Logan said, are mostly black, mostly Hispanic, or a combination of these two groups. Despite the publicity devoted to urban gentrification, he added, the study found that it is very rare for whites to move into these areas. "Overall change in segregation has been modest because the trend toward global neighborhoods is partly counteracted by growing all-minority neighborhoods," Logan said. "But prior to 1980, change was always toward greater racial separation." Logan said that in his view, "it would be too much to expect that decades of growing separation would be suddenly reversed. The upside is that now we can see how positive change can occur and hope that it will continue." Logan added that he and Zhang believe that the nation's demographic changes are altering the pattern of race relations in all parts of the country. While they wrote in the study that the emergence of more diverse neighborhoods is "due partly to the fact that in all kinds of areas, Hispanic and Asian populations are growing as white populations are shrinking in relative terms," they also state that demographics alone do not fully account for the magnitude of neighborhood transformations. Exposure to large numbers of Hispanic and Asian residents, Logan said, is changing the way that all groups perceive racial boundaries and react to other groups. "In a period when so many Americans seem to emphasize the downside of immigration," said Logan, "it's useful to see how newcomers are contributing to resolving a longstanding problem."


Oldani M.,University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry | Year: 2014

Psychiatric medication, or psychotropics, are increasingly prescribed for people of all ages by both psychiatry and primary care doctors for a multitude of mental health and/or behavioral disorders, creating a sharp rise in polypharmacy (i.e., multiple medications). This paper explores the clinical reality of modern psychotropy at the level of the prescribing doctor and clinical exchanges with patients. Part I, Geographies of High Prescribing, documents the types of factors (pharmaceutical-promotional, historical, cultural, etc.) that can shape specific psychotropic landscapes. Ethnographic attention is focused on high prescribing in Japan in the 1990s and more recently in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the US. These examples help to identify factors that have converged over time to produce specific kinds of branded psychotropic profiles in specific locales. Part II, Pharmaceutical Detox, explores a new kind of clinical work being carried out by pharmaceutically conscious doctors, which reduces the number of medications being prescribed to patients while re-diagnosing their mental illnesses. A high-prescribing psychiatrist in southeast Wisconsin is highlighted to illustrate a kind of med-checking taking place at the level of individual patients. These various examples and cases call for a renewed emphasis by anthropology to critically examine the "total efficacies" of modern pharmaceuticals and to continue to disaggregate mental illness categories in the Boasian tradition. This type of detox will require a holistic approach, incorporating emergent fields such as neuroanthropology and other kinds of creative collaborations. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Chung Y.,University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Social Service Review | Year: 2012

The effect of fathers' incarceration on the well-being of children is an important concern, especially in the United States, a nation with uniquely high incarceration rates as well as a relatively weak and shrinking safety net. This study uses matched, longitudinal, administrative data from Wisconsin to estimate the effects of paternal imprisonment on child support and food stamp receipt by families with nonmarital children. The results illustrate the complex interactions among public policies. Paternal imprisonment reduces child support receipt and thereby undermines policies designed to improve child support collection. At the same time, increases in food stamp benefits fill a portion of the resulting income gap, providing a safety net for families but increasing welfare expenditures. © 2012 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.


Kapp E.A.,University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Safety Science | Year: 2012

The current study investigates the influence of the leadership practices of first-line supervisors on the safety compliance and safety participation of the employees who work for them. Contingent reward and transformational leadership are examined under conditions of positive and non-positive group safety climate in both the manufacturing and constructions sectors. Using moderated regression models (Aguinis, 2004) results indicate that greater levels of transformational and contingent reward leadership are both associated with greater levels of safety compliance and safety participation behavior, however group safety climate moderates the leadership-safety compliance relationships. Under positive group safety climate conditions employee safety compliance behavior improves as supervisor's leadership practices increase; under non-positive group safety compliance conditions there is no improvement in safety compliance with improvements in supervisor's leadership practices. The results provide further support to the growing literature on the value of strong group safety climates for improving safety compliance behavior, as well as the value in improving the leadership practices of first-line supervisors. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: MODULATION | Award Amount: 180.27K | Year: 2011

Humans frequently must determine the potential benefits of their behavior and weigh those benefits against the cost of obtaining them. For example, given a choice between food and shelter, a person might consider how hungry he or she is, how important shelter is at the moment, how much effort it would take to obtain each, and then act on one of the options. To make these decisions, the central nervous system must be able to calculate and compare the value of each option. The research supported by this award combines behavioral and pharmacological techniques to study an animal model for decision making, and specifically, for the process by which value is computed. In these experiments, rats make a lever press response to obtain highly rewarding electrical stimulation of a particular brain area. This stimulation is thought to produce the same brain activity produced when an animal considers the value of a behavioral option. By correlating changes in the stimulation strength with corresponding changes in lever pressing, one can determine how much value the rat currently puts on the stimulation. Then, specific neurochemicals are applied to the brain areas thought to be important in calculating the stimulations value and the resulting effects on the stimulations perceived value observed.

This work will yield information about which neurochemicals and brain cells are involved in value calculation, and, ultimately, how these chemicals and cells might function improperly in conditions such as drug addiction or compulsive consumption. The project will also provide training opportunities for undergraduate students contributing to the development of the Nations next generation of scientists.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: STUDIES OF THE EARTHS DEEP INT | Award Amount: 70.00K | Year: 2014

Earths continents have been assembled via amalgamation of land masses over geologic time, eventually forming stable continental interiors, with associated tectonic activity and deformation typically isolated to the periphery of the continent. Over time, successive episodes of deformation in the form of extension, compression, magmatism, accretion, and rifting have left the sub-continental upper mantle with a complex signature of thermal and chemical variability. Many ancient continental areas have been modified by relatively recent dynamic processes, for example active volcanism, rifting, and subduction at continental edges contribute to a complex sub-continental mantle. Of particular interest is the history and influence of melting, melt production, melt migration, and melt storage in sub-continental upper mantle, as it provides a window into past and present dynamical processes, including the formation of continents. This multi-disciplinary project will provide a systematic and geographically-detailed investigation of the dynamical, chemical, and thermal processes at work within the sub-continental upper mantle and their relationships to past and present melting within the Earth. The research team links a primarily undergraduate institution with a research institution and will include training of a postdoctoral researcher, undergraduate researchers through online and face-to-face research collaborations. These connections will be strengthened through long-term cross-institutional research experiences and the inclusion of a pre-service teacher working with the researchers to develop curricular activities describing Earth structure for high school and undergraduate classrooms.

This two-year project will develop and apply rock physics models of melt, material mineralogies, and rheologies against observables provided by complementary seismic approaches, providing a comprehensive characterization of the velocity and density structure within the sub-continental upper mantle. The team will investigate the hypothesis that seismic signatures within the sub-continental upper mantle are relatable to past or current episodes of partial melting, and that they bear the fingerprints of thermal, chemical, and dynamical processes brought about by convective motions and mantle flow, both past and present. They will decipher these signals by: 1) using four seismic tools sensitive to absolute shear and compressional wavespeeds, their relative variations, as well as impedance contrasts, discontinuity sharpness, and anisotropic structure, 2) through geodynamic modeling of the seismic observables to quantify whether the presence of melt (or remnant, frozen-in melt) is consistent with the observed seismic structures, and 3) comparison of the inferred models to predictions for mantle rheology, electrical conductivity, temperatures, and composition, and the relationship of variations in these parameters to tectonic evolution and dynamical settings.


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Hephzibah Kumpaty

This IRES award entitled US-India Collaborative Research in Complex Natural Product Synthesis with Bio, Nano, and Green Applications at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad supports international research experiences for US undergraduate science students from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater (UWW). For each of three years, four students will be sent to the IICT for six weeks to conduct collaborative research with scientist-mentors at Indias premier research center for the chemical sciences and technologies. USPI Hephzibah Kumpaty, a synthetic chemist and Dr. Catherine Chan, a biochemist and environmental biologist, will partner with IICT Director L.S. Yadav and several colleagues that are leaders in synthetic chemistry and chemical biology. The PI will conduct a semester-long research training program for the UWW students prior to participation in the international research experience in India.

The strength of this IRES project is that UWW students will gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge research in bio, nano, and green applications of chemical syntheses. They will also learn interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial approaches to research and education through site visits to Avra Laboratories, the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Evolva Biotech India, all of which are located in Hyderabad. Additionally, this opportunity will facilitate improved skills in critical thinking, data analysis, intercultural adaptability, global competence, and in presentation and communication. Upon return to the U.S. IRES students will present their research in appropriate journals and at conferences. In the long-term, this unique experience is likely to motivate the IRES students to pursue higher education and to consider careers in scientific research.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: GRAPHICS & VISUALIZATION | Award Amount: 231.31K | Year: 2012

The massive growth in the number of images being generated today has fostered a new direction in computer vision research. Images today are almost never generated independently, rather manifest as collections. Therefore, instead of thinking of images as individual entities, we now need to consider images within a group that may have significant correlational structure. Yet, formalizations of several fundamental image analysis tasks such as image segmentation, for the most part, still consider one image at a time. This project makes the case for exploiting this shared structure for understanding content in images. It develops an efficient framework which permits the segmentation of images at a group level and therefore is applicable to various scenarios in which visual data typically presents itself. The primary objective is to design a comprehensive system that addresses all aspects of this problem -- from preconditioning the input using training data, to providing powerful segmentation models that take the group structure into account, to building dictionaries which can then be used to effectively segment a set of related images.

This project provides a vehicle for engaging undergraduates to become immersed in research during the semesters and full-time in summers. Students are exposed to and participate in state-of-the-art research in computer vision which furthers their understanding of these topics and stimulate their intellectual curiosity. This can significantly increase the possibility of these students choosing to pursue higher studies in computer science.

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