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Wartburg College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Waverly, Iowa. Wartburg West is in Denver, Colorado.As of 2012, the most popular programs of study at Wartburg were : business, biology, elementary education, and speech communication/rhetoric. Wartburg's social work program is the oldest undergraduate program of its kind in Iowa. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa offering a music therapy major. The college is highly competitive and has an 89 percent medical school placement rate and a 100 percent placement rate in other fields of medicine.In 2007 U.S. News & World Report rated Wartburg College 6th for academic excellence among Midwestern comprehensive colleges which primarily award bachelor's degrees, and 2nd in terms of "bang for the buck" . Wikipedia.

In the latter part of the nineteenth century, venereal diseases were seen not only as a problem in Germany, but also in its colonial empire. In Germany, doctors believed that through their scientific training and education they could be successful in fighting VD through the use of a biopolitics aimed to educate and regulate the bodies of targeted groups. They approached the problem in the colonies from a similar perspective. However, the colonial setting was different from the homeland, which meant that policies pursued in Germany had to be modified overseas. In the end, they achieved a greater degree of supervision over targeted bodies than their peers at home. Accordingly, the goal of subjectifcation, though not entirely abandoned, assumed secondary importance behind the perceived need for more coercive methods. © 2013 The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for the Social History of Medicine. All rights reserved.

Zemke W.T.,Wartburg College | Byrd J.N.,University of Connecticut | Michels H.H.,University of Connecticut | Montgomery Jr. J.A.,University of Connecticut | Stwalley W.C.,University of Connecticut
Journal of Chemical Physics | Year: 2010

Long range interactions between the ground state alkali diatomics Na 2 - Na2, K2 - K2, Na2 - K2, and NaK-NaK are examined. Interaction energies are first determined from ab initio calculations at the coupled-cluster with singles, doubles, and perturbative triples [CCSD(T)] level of theory, including counterpoise corrections. Long range energies calculated from diatomic molecular properties (polarizabilities and dipole and quadrupole moments) are then compared with the ab initio energies. A simple asymptotic model potential E LR = Eelec + Edisp + Eind is shown to accurately represent the intermolecular interactions for these systems at long range. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

Matthiesen J.E.,Kansas State University | Matthiesen J.E.,Wartburg College | Jose D.,Kansas State University | Sorensen C.M.,Kansas State University | Klabunde K.J.,Kansas State University
Journal of the American Chemical Society | Year: 2012

Gold-acetone-dodecanethiol and gold-acetone-phenylethanethiol colloids were prepared by the solvated metal atom dispersion method. Hydrogen evolution occurred at fairly low temperature, when the melting acetone-gold solvate encountered the thiol molecules, due to S-H bond scission. The gas inside the reactor was analyzed by gas chromatography, and the moles of H 2 was determined by calibration curves obtained from a series of known concentration samples. The gold-to-thiolate ratio was calculated using thermal gravimetric analysis. The average particle diameter was also calculated using the gold-to-thiolate ratio. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

Han Y.,Iowa State University | Hong W.,Iowa State University | Faidley L.E.,Wartburg College
International Journal of Solids and Structures | Year: 2013

Magneto-rheological elastomers (MREs) are a class of soft active materials known for their tunable stiffness. Dispersed with magnetic particles, these polymer-based composites tend to be stiffer under a magnetic field. Such a stiffening effect is often attributed to the magnetic interaction among filler particles, but the well-acknowledged dipole-interaction model fails to explain the stiffening effect in tension/compression, which was observed in experiments. Other mechanisms, such as the effect of non-affine deformation, have been proposed, but there is no conclusive evidence on the dominating mechanism for the field-stiffening effect. This paper investigates various filler-chain structures, and seeks to identify the ultimate origin of the field-stiffening effect in MREs. Two different methods are used for cross verification: a dipole-interaction model and a finite-element simulation based on continuum field theories. This paper studies both the shear and axial deformation of the material, with a magnetic field applied in the particle-chain direction. It is found that while the magnetic interaction between particles is indeed the major cause of the stiffening effect, the wavy chain structure is the key to the modulus increase. Besides, chain-chain interaction and non-affine deformation are shown to be insignificant. In addition, the dependence of the stiffening effect on filler concentration is calculated, and the results qualitatively agree with experimental observations. The models also predict some interesting results that could be easily verified by future experiments. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Bane C.M.H.,Wartburg College | Cornish M.,Iowa State University | Erspamer N.,University of Minnesota | Kampman L.,St. Olaf College
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking | Year: 2010

The current study examined female bloggers' perceptions of online and "real-life" same-sex friendships and examined relationships between self-disclosure through blogs and perceptions of the two types of friendships. Three hundred seven female bloggers (M age34.56 years) completed an online survey regarding friendship satisfaction and perceptions of intimacy-promoting interaction patterns in friendships. One hundred respondents' weblogs were analyzed for self-disclosure. Self-reported self-disclosure was positively correlated with number of online friendships and satisfaction with online friendships. Although participants reported having close online friends, they perceived real-life friendships as more likely than online friendships to possess intimacy-promoting interaction patterns. These perceptions did not differ as a function of self-disclosure through blogging, although bloggers who were categorized as higher in disclosure were more satisfied with online friendships than were bloggers who were categorized as lower in disclosure. These results suggest a relationship between self-disclosure through blogging and online relationship satisfaction among women in middle adulthood but that these women perceive real-life friendships as more likely to offer interaction patterns that foster intimacy. © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2010.

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