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    The Art of Promotion: An Exploration of Public Relations and Dance

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    This PR proposal is a guideline that can be successfully implemented into the BGSU Dance Program’s promotional efforts, specifically publicizing the annual Winter Dance Concert. Through inventive social and multi-media efforts, innovative collaboration with community and campus partners, and interactive updates to the Dance Program promotional efforts, this campaign will target and reach BGSU students, faculty and staff, Wood County community members, prospective BGSU students, local media and K-12 students in Wood and Lucas County. This proposal will mold a declining program into a thriving and engaging dance environment at BGSU. The implications for the field of dance and PR are first, that the two disciplines can be blended successfully to create a useful and novel product. Secondly, the implications for the performing arts and public relations fields include that research must be done on audiences and PR mediums to increase turnout in performing arts audiences. PR, fostering mutually beneficial relationships, must be part of any successful organization, and this proposal enhances the BGSU Dance Program with PR framework

    Internet Experience and Time Displacement of Traditional News Media Use: An Application of the Theory of the Niche [Slides]

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    Slides presented to Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference, Boston, May 23-29, 2011 by Louisa Ha and Ling Fang

    Anisotropic thermal expansion of monoclinic potassium lutetium tungstate single crystals

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    The anisotropic thermal expansion of a single crystal of KLu WO4 2 KLuW , obtained by the top-seeded solution growth method, has been investigated over a wide temperature range 50– 600 °C . The linear thermal-expansion tensor has been determined and its principal X, Y, and Z axes are in the 705 , 010 , and 107 crystallographic directions, respectively. The principal thermal-expansion coefficients I, II, and III are 12.8 10−6, 7.8 10−6, and 22.2 10−6 K−1, respectively. The principal axis with maximum thermal expansion Z with III=22.2 10−6 is located at 10.37° from the c axis. In comparison with KGd WO4 2 and KYb WO4 2, the thermal-expansion anisotropy of KLuW is weaker and therefore optical-quality crystals are easier to obtain than with KGdW and KYbW from a thermal-expansion standpoint

    Nmr Solution Structure Of Plastocyanin From The Photosynthetic Prokaryote, Prochlorothrix Hollandica

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    The solution structure of a divergent plastocyanin (PC) from the photosynthetic prokaryote Prochlorothrix hollandica was determined by homonuclear H-1 NMR spectroscopy. Nineteen structures were calculated from 1222 distance restraints, yielding a family of structures having an average rmsd of 0.42 +/- 0.08 Angstrom, for backbone atoms and 0.71 +/- 0.07 Angstrom for heavy atoms to the mean structure. No distance constraint was violated by more than 0.26 Angstrom in the structure family. Despite the low number of conserved residues shared with other PC homologues, the overall folding pattern of P. hollandica PC is similar to other PCs, in that the protein forms a two-sheet beta-barrel tertiary structure. The greatest variability among the backbone structures is seen in the loop region from residues 47-60. The differences seen in the P. hollandica PC homologue likely arise due to a small deletion of 2-4 residues compared to the PC consensus; this yields a less extended loop containing a short alpha-helix from residues Ala52-Leu55. Additionally, the protein has an altered hydrophobic patch thought to be important in binding reaction partners. Whereas the backbone structure is very similar within the loops of the hydrophobic region, the presence of two unique residues (Tyr12 and Pro14) yields a structurally different hydrophobic surface likely important in binding P. hollandica Photosystem I

    Missing Piece of the Departure Puzzle: Student-Institution Fit and Intent to Persist

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    According to prevailing theory and anecdotal evidence, the congruence between institutional attributes and students’ needs, interests, and preferences plays a key role in promoting college satisfaction and retention. However, this assertion has received little direct empirical attention, and the few available studies appear to have some key limitations. This study examined the factor structure and predictive validity of a newly developed student-institution fit instrument, which was designed to avoid the problems in previous research. Confirmatory factor analyses identified several interrelated dimensions of fit, and these dimensions can be combined into a single overall fit index. Moreover, a six-factor structure of student-institution fit is similar at two institutions that differ in terms of size, control, type, region, and religious affiliation. Structural equation modeling analyses show that student-institution fit is associated with greater college satisfaction and lower social isolation; fit also has a positive, indirect effect on intent to persist. Implications for practice and future research are discussed

    Unraveling the Determinants of Protrusion Formation

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    A computerized morphometric classification technique based on latent factors reveals major protrusion classes: factors 4, 5, and 7. Previous work showed that factor 4 represented filopodia, 5 the distribution of lamellar cytoplasm, and 7 a blunt protrusion. We explore the relationship of focal contact (FC) characteristics and their integrated actin cables to factors values. The results show that FC maturation/cytoskeletal integration affects factor 5, because FC elongation/integration was correlated with its values. On the contrary, 7 values decreased with maturation, so cable or FC size or their integration must be restricted to form these protrusions. Where integration did occur, the cables showed distinctive size and orientation, as indicated by correlation of 7 values with FC shape. Results obtained with myosin inhibitors support the interpretation that a central, isometric, contractile network puts constraints on both factor 5 and 7 protrusions. We conclude that cells establish functional domains by rearranging the cytoskeleton. Copyright 2012 Mita Varghese et al

    Bee Gee News November 4, 1936

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    The BGSU campus student newspaper November 4, 1936. Volume 21 - Issue 8

    Metal-mediated Peptide Assembly: Use Of Metal Coordination To Change The Oligornerization State Of An Alpha-helical Coiled-coil

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    Metal coordination is used to alter the oligomerization state of a designed peptide structure. The 30-residue polypeptide AQ-Pal21 4Pal21 contains two metal-binding 4-pyridylalanine (Pal) residues on its solvent-exposed surface and exists as a very stable two-stranded a-helical coiled-coil. Upon the addition of Pt(en)(NO3)(2), a significant conformational change to a metal-bridged, four-helix bundle is seen

    Light-triggered Proton And Electron Transfer In Flavin Cofactors

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    The pH dependent behavior of two flavin cofactors, flavin-adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN), has been characterized using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy for the first time. The flavin excited state was characterized in three states of protonation (Fl(-), Fl, and FlH(+)). We found that Fl and Fl(-) exhibit the same excited state absorption but that the lifetime of Fl(-) is much shorter than that of Fl. The transient absorption spectrum of FlH(+) is significantly different from Fl and Fl(-), suggesting that the electronic properties of the flavin chromophore become appreciably modified by protonation. We further studied the excited state protonation of the flavin and found that the protonation sites of the flavin in the ground and excited state are not equivalent. In the case of FAD, its excited state dynamics are controlled by the two conformations it adopts. At low and high pH, FAD adopts an open conformation and behaves, the same as FMN. In a neutral pH range, FAD undergoes a fast excited state deactivation due to the stacked conformer. The transition from stacked to open conformer occurs at pH similar to 3 (because of adenine protonation) and pH similar to 10 (because of flavin deprotonation)

    Supergay: A Queer Analysis of the CW’s Supergirl

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    An analysis of queer representation and allusions in superhero narratives has been a subject for debate in the both the queer and feminist fields. Throughout history, many scholars have focused on the storyline of superheroes who have “come out” as part of the LGBTQA+ community in comics and in media. However, my paper addresses how a presumed heterosexual character’s introduction into the community as a superhero can be seen as a direct retelling of a queer “coming out” experience in the CW’s show Supergirl (2015). I will discuss Kara Zor-El Danvers’ “coming out” story as Supergirl, as well as how she interacts in society as an alien in a human dominated world, in order to reveal how this can be seen as a direct parallel of a queer narrative. I will also compare how Supergirl portrays a canon homosexual relationship with how the show specifically depicts Supergirl’s interactions with Lena Luthor through camera angles and acting cues that alludes to a veiled homosexual relationship. I will apply Tom Boellstorf’s essay, The Gay Archipelago, to address Supergirl’s narrative as queer. As well as Susan Bordo’s novel Unbearable Weight, to describe Supergirl not only as a feminist icon, but also how society views her as an ‘other’ figure that confirms her queerness. In conclusion, by closely examining how Kara is portrayed in the show, both as a superhero as well as her interactions with other characters, we can conclude that Kara’s transformation into Supergirl is a queer depiction of the superhero narrative
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