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    Analysis of Faith-based and Government-based Adult Education Programs in Western West Virginia

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    Faith-based and government-based organizations can provide meaningful adult education programs and services to strengthen a community. Organizations that offer adult education programs are vital partners in community development. This research identifies current adult programs and services offered by seven faith-based and six government based organizations in Huntington, West Virginia. Using a survey of eighty-one potential services or programs, data collected from thirteen community organizations determined what types and how many adult programs are available in Huntington, West Virginia. After identifying current adult programs, interviews with each of the thirteen organizations revealed current faith-based and government-based partnerships; questionnaires with faith-based organizations uncovered sources of government funding. This study demonstrates the capacity of government-based and faith-based organizations to host adult programs, and the importance of partnerships to leverage resources, and minimize duplication of adult programs in a community

    2014-2015 Graduate and Adult Programs Academic Catalog

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    2013-2014 Graduate and Adult Programs Academic Catalog

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    New Director of Adult Programs in Graduate School Focusing on Learning Opportunities

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    Based in Dinkins Hall, Patrick Guilbaud has been meeting with faculty members and administrators to plan non-credit programs and certificates for professional development. He will focus on the post-traditional student and leverage the university\u27s expertise to offer them assistance in a more concentrated way

    Are Accelerated Learning Formats the Answer to Meeting the Demand for Increased Adult Programs?

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    Accelerated learning formats allow adult learners to balance their personal and professional responsibilities with their role as a learner. The roundtable discussion will provide an opportunity to discuss the positive and negative implications of these learning formats and the quality of education that is being delivered

    Hormonal Signal Amplification Mediates Environmental Conditions during Development and Controls an Irreversible Commitment to Adulthood

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    Many animals can choose between different developmental fates to maximize fitness. Despite the complexity of environmental cues and life history, different developmental fates are executed in a robust fashion. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans serves as a powerful model to examine this phenomenon because it can adopt one of two developmental fates (adulthood or diapause) depending on environmental conditions. The steroid hormone dafachronic acid (DA) directs development to adulthood by regulating the transcriptional activity of the nuclear hormone receptor DAF-12. The known role of DA suggests that it may be the molecular mediator of environmental condition effects on the developmental fate decision, although the mechanism is yet unknown. We used a combination of physiological and molecular biology techniques to demonstrate that commitment to reproductive adult development occurs when DA levels, produced in the neuroendocrine XXX cells, exceed a threshold. Furthermore, imaging and cell ablation experiments demonstrate that the XXX cells act as a source of DA, which, upon commitment to adult development, is amplified and propagated in the epidermis in a DAF-12 dependent manner. This positive feedback loop increases DA levels and drives adult programs in the gonad and epidermis, thus conferring the irreversibility of the decision. We show that the positive feedback loop canalizes development by ensuring that sufficient amounts of DA are dispersed throughout the body and serves as a robust fate-locking mechanism to enforce an organism-wide binary decision, despite noisy and complex environmental cues. These mechanisms are not only relevant to C. elegans but may be extended to other hormonal-based decision-making mechanisms in insects and mammals

    Chicago Recovery Partnership Evaluation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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    From 2009-2011, the City of Chicago and Cook County received a total of 2.35billioninfundingprovidedbytheAmericanRecoveryandReinvestmentAct[ARRA].Thestimulusmoneywasallocatedtosevenareas:education,basicneeds,transportationandinfrastructure,housingandenergy,publicsafety,broadbandandworkforcedevelopment.TheChicagoRecoveryPartnershipEvaluationofARRAanalyzestheimpactofthestimulusspendingusingacostbenefitanalysisframework.Thisreportevaluated2.35 billion in funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [ARRA]. The stimulus money was allocated to seven areas: education, basic needs, transportation and infrastructure, housing and energy, public safety, broadband and workforce development. The Chicago Recovery Partnership Evaluation of ARRA analyzes the impact of the stimulus spending using a costbenefit analysis framework. This report evaluated 1.09 billion of total spending in Chicago and Cook County, resulting in net benefits ranging from -173.9to173.9 to 2,740.2 million. The wide range in net benefits is attributed largely to education, which received over half of ARRA funding

    The bottom line and the seminary

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