News Article | May 2, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the best colleges and universities in California for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the list, Stanford University, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley came in as the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools ranked, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pasadena City College, Ohlone College, College of San Mateo and Mission College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “California offers students some of the highest-quality academic opportunities in the country, and the schools on our list are the best of the best,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do these colleges and universities offer outstanding degree programs, they also provide their students with career resources and counseling services that equip them for post-college success.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in California” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in California” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Art Center College of Design Azusa Pacific University California Baptist University California Institute of Technology California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California State University-Long Beach Chapman University Claremont McKenna College Concordia University-Irvine Dominican University of California Fresno Pacific University Harvey Mudd College Holy Names University Loma Linda University Loyola Marymount University Mills College Mount Saint Mary's University National University Notre Dame de Namur University Occidental College Pacific Union College Pepperdine University Pitzer College Point Loma Nazarene University Pomona College Saint Mary's College of California San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Scripps College Stanford University University of California-Berkeley University of California-Davis University of California-Irvine University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Riverside University of California-San Diego University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Cruz University of La Verne University of Redlands University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of the Pacific Westmont College Whittier College Woodbury University The Best Two-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Allan Hancock College American River College Bakersfield College Butte College Cabrillo College Canada College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Siskiyous Contra Costa College Copper Mountain College Crafton Hills College Cuesta College Cypress College De Anza College Diablo Valley College Feather River College Foothill College Fresno City College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Long Beach City College MiraCosta College Mission College Modesto Junior College Monterey Peninsula College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Palomar College Pasadena City College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego Mesa College Santa Ana College Santa Barbara City College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Skyline College Solano Community College Southwestern College West Valley College Yuba 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.
Wang M.,University of California at Riverside |
He L.,University of California at Riverside |
Zorba S.,Whittier College |
Yin Y.,University of California at Riverside
Nano Letters | Year: 2014
Ferrimagnetic inorganic nanorods have been used as building blocks to construct liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by manipulating the nanorod orientation using considerably weak external magnetic fields (1 mT). Under an alternating magnetic field, they exhibit an optical switching frequency above 100 Hz, which is comparable to the performance of commercial liquid crystals based on electrical switching. By combining magnetic alignment and lithography processes, it is also possible to create patterns of different polarizations in a thin composite film and control over the transmittance of light in particular areas. Developing such magnetically responsive liquid crystals opens the door toward various applications, which may benefit from the instantaneous and contactless nature of magnetic manipulation. © 2014 American Chemical Society.
News Article | November 30, 2016
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenwood Hall, Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN), an education technology company that helps colleges and universities increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes, announced yesterday the appointment of Jerry Rubinstein, Cary Sucoff, and Michael Poutre II to the Company’s Board of Directors. The appointments, which take effect on December 1st, were announced in the wake of the Company completing a $ 4 million financing in October and as the Company experiences growth in its core higher education business. The Company also announced that Rubinstein, who also serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW), will serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Lead Independent Director. Sucoff, who serves as a director for ContraFect Corporation (NASDAQ:CFRX), Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI) and Root9B Technologies (OTCMKTS:RTNB), will serve as the Company’s Compensation Committee Chair. Poutre, a partner in Redwood Fund, L.P., a major shareholder of the Company, will help expand shareholder representation. “We could not be more thrilled to welcome additions to our Board of Directors. These individuals will help Greenwood Hall further execute on our strategic goals, including the expansion into new higher education market opportunities such as law schools and the launch of cyber-security degree programs with our education partners; creating liquidity for our stock; and further improving our balance sheet,” said Dr. John Hall, Greenwood Hall’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to look at ways to further diversify our Board and we expect to appoint additional members that will help us accomplish that objective while augmenting the Company’s strategic direction,” Hall added. Biographies of the Company’s newly appointed Board members appear below: Jerry Rubinstein is an attorney and a CPA and has significant experience in Banking, Finance Entrepreneurship and the entertainment business. Mr. Rubinstein was a business manager in the music business handling the financial affairs of prominent artists such as Bing Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Eagles, David Geffen, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. He served as Chairman and CEO of American Broadcasting Company’s music division and acquired United Artist Records establishing acts such as Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner and Gerry Rafferty. A pioneer in the programming, marketing and distribution of digital music, Mr. Rubinstein founded and sold DMX, Inc. and XTRA Music to Liberty Media. He sat on the board of directors of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and currently serves as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CKE Restaurants and non-executive Chairman of US Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW). Mr. Rubinstein was the founder and Chairman of Bel Air Savings and Loan, which was sold to John Anderson’s Topa Savings. Additionally, he served as financial advisor to The Dollywood Company and assisted in the development and formation of the theme park for Dolly Parton and Silver Dollar City. Cary Sucoff has over thirty years of securities industry experience. Mr. Sucoff currently owns and operates Equity Source Partners, LLC an advisory and consulting firm. He has participated in the financing of hundreds of public and private companies. Mr. Sucoff currently serves on the Board of Directors of (1) ContraFect Corporation, (NASDAQ:CFRX), which is engaged in the development of new treatments for infectious diseases utilizing proprietary antibody and lysin technology; (2) Root9b Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:RTNB), a cyber security and risk mitigation business; (3) Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCMKTS:LEAI), which provides educational training seminars, conferences and services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally; and (4) First Wave Technologies, Inc., which brings to the commercial market new and innovative medical device technologies. In addition, Mr. Sucoff currently serves as a consultant to Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., an early stage Biotech company focusing on Glioblastoma. Mr. Sucoff is the former President of New England Law/Boston and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years. He is the Chairman of the Endowment Committee. Mr. Sucoff received a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Binghamton (1974) and a J.D. from New England School of Law (1977) where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Sucoff has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York since 1978. Mr. Poutre has over twenty-five years of experience managing, financing, advising and building both public and private companies. Mr. Poutre started his career in the early 1990s at Smith Barney, and eventually formed his own broker dealer firm, serving as both a securities and options principal. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Poutre served as President and Chief Compliance Officer for The Blue & White Fund, an Israel-based mutual fund. His career evolved into helping companies grow by scaling, restructuring and refinancing. In this capacity, he has aided public and private companies in achieving their goals. Mr. Poutre and his partners launched Redwood Fund, LP, a fund dedicated to investing in micro-cap companies in a responsible manner. Greenwood Hall is a portfolio company of Redwood Fund, which has been instrumental in our evolution as a publicly traded company. Mr. Poutre currently serves as the CEO of Utilligent, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm that acts as a trusted advisor for some of our nation's largest utilities. Mike earned a B.A. from Whittier College, where he was a Whittier Scholar and the recipient of the Richard M. Nixon Scholarship. Mike also earned an MBA from California Lutheran University. Greenwood Hall is an education technology company that helps colleges and universities manage the student journey. Every Greenwood Hall solution is designed to increase revenue and improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Since 2006, Greenwood Hall has developed customized turnkey solutions that touch the entire student lifecycle – combining strategy, people, proven processes and robust technology to help schools effectively and efficiently improve student experience and student outcomes, as well as increase revenues and expand into new marketing channels, such as online learning. Greenwood Hall has served more than 60 education clients and over 75 degree programs. Certain statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, predictions and projections that may be considered forward-looking statements under securities law, involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, lack of consumer acceptance and demand for Greenwood Hall (the “Company," "our," "we") products and solution offerings developed with strategic partners, insufficient working capital to expand the Company's technology and engage in product marketing, intense competition from larger and more well-established companies, and other economic, competitive and technological factors involving the Company's operations, markets, services, products and prices, and other factors, as described in "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), as well as in our other filings with the SEC. In addition, actual results may differ as a result of additional risks and uncertainties of which we are currently unaware or which we do not currently view as material to our business. For these reasons, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements we make speak only as of the date on which they are made. Greenwood Hall expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our opinions or expectations, except as required by applicable law. If we do update or correct any forward-looking statements, investors should not conclude that we will make additional updates or corrections.
Fissore C.,Whittier College |
Giardina C.P.,U.S. Department of Agriculture |
Kolka R.K.,U.S. Department of Agriculture
Soil Biology and Biochemistry | Year: 2013
Controls on the decomposition rate of soil organic carbon (SOC), especially the more stable fraction of SOC, remain poorly understood, with implications for confidence in efforts to model terrestrial C balance under future climate. We investigated the role of substrate supply in the temperature sensitivity of SOC decomposition in laboratory incubations of coarse-textured North American soils sampled from paired native pine and hardwood forests located across a 20°C gradient in mean annual temperature (MAT). In this study we show that for this wide range of forest soils, the supply of labile substrate, controlled through extended incubation and glucose additions, exerts a strong influence on the magnitude of SOC decomposition response to warming. When substrate supply was high, either in non-depleted soils or in soils first depleted of labile C through extended incubation but then amended with glucose, SOC decomposition rates responded to increased temperature with a mean Q10 of 2.5. In contrast, for the depleted soils with no substrate added, SOC responded to varying temperature with a mean Q10 of 1.4. Our laboratory study shows for upland forest soils that substrate supply can play a strong role in determining the temperature response of decomposing SOC. Previous studies have described the effect of substrate availability of temperature responses on soil respiration, but few have described the effect on decomposition of more stable SOC. Because substrate supply is likely to vary strongly - both spatially and temporally, these findings have important implications for SOC processing in natural systems.© 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Within the pages of Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis’s new book, Let All Creation Rejoice: Reflections for Advent, the Nativity and Epiphany, ($15.99, paperback, 9781498484077; $7.99, e-book, 9781498484084) readers will discover a series of short daily reflections on the scripture accounts of the Nativity and Epiphany, to be read during the Advent and Christmas Seasons. It’s a refreshing view of the Nativity story told in only forty verses of scripture – 19 in the Gospel of Matthew, 20 in the Gospel of Luke and 1 in the Gospel of John – with nearly each word of every verse packed with meaning. Readers will take a fascinating journey to the manger along with Mary and Joseph, the Shepherds and the Magi. This thought-provoking version of the story will impress readers with so many things about this beloved story they may never have heard before. According to the author, most churches put great emphasis on spiritual preparation for Easter and for spiritual renewal to take place during Lent each spring. However, Advent is often overlooked as a period of spiritual renewal and spiritual preparation that takes place before Christmas each year. Advent has become a period of great stress when it should rival Lent as a period of spiritual growth. This book has daily reflections, which will take no more than five minutes a day to read, which will focus the reader on the purpose for the Advent season. “By reading this book, the reader will gain a better understanding of the “good news of a great joy” and why ‘the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,’” states the author. “We routinely leave Christ out of Christmas. This book is a great way to leave the focus on Christ as we prepare for Christmas.” Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis has served as a Greek Orthodox priest for nearly 20 years. In addition to his work at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL, Fr. Stavros also writes a daily inspiration called “The Prayer Team”. Each message contains a short passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. “Let All Creation Rejoice” is a collection of reflections on the Nativity and Epiphany. A second book of reflections on Lent and Easter is due out in January 2017. Fr. Stavros grew up in Whittier, CA, where he earned a BA in History from Whittier College. He later earned an M.Div from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. His has published a book, “Byzantium Comes to Southern California”, as well as several articles in various magazines over the past twenty years. He lives in Tampa with his wife Lisa, and their son, Nicholas. Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Let All Creation Rejoice: Reflections for Advent, the Nativity and Epiphany through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.