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    Every student counts: promoting numeracy and enhancing employability

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    This three-year project investigated factors that influence the development of undergraduates’ numeracy skills, with a view to identifying ways to improve them and thereby enhance student employability. Its aims and objectives were to ascertain: the generic numeracy skills in which employers expect their graduate recruits to be competent and the extent to which employers are using numeracy tests as part of graduate recruitment processes; the numeracy skills developed within a diversity of academic disciplines; the prevalence of factors that influence undergraduates’ development of their numeracy skills; how the development of numeracy skills might be better supported within undergraduate curricula; and the extra-curricular support necessary to enhance undergraduates’ numeracy skills

    Control, conflict and concession: Corporate governance, accounting and accountability at Birmingham Small Arms, 1906-1933

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    This paper takes as its starting point the relevance of a historical perspective to the study of corporate governance. Corporate governance is concerned with the institutions that influence how business corporations allocate resources and returns, and with the exercise of accountability to investors and other stakeholders. The historical model adopted is that of personal capitalism which is informed by scholars such as Chandler, and in the British context, Quail. Birmingham Small Arms, a quoted and diversified engineering company, was selected for analysis because although it was relatively large and adopted a holding company format, it retained many of the characteristics of a personal capitalist firm. Our longitudinal study of 1906 to 1933 shows that what emerged at BSA was a dominant group of directors who were eventually impelled to concede change by a sustained shareholder critique and an altered legal and business environment

    Enantio-and regiocontrol in palladium-and tungsten-catalyzed allylic substitutions

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    Abstract: Tungsten catalysts with chiral phosphinooxazoline ligands react with 3-aryl-2-propenyl diethyl phosphates and the sodium salt of dimethyl malonate to give the corresponding chiral substitution products with regioselectivities of 3-24: 1 and 88-96% ee. A new class of chiral P,N-ligands has been developed which allow efficient regio-and enantiocontrol in analogous Pd-catalyzed allylic substitutions of 1-and 3-aryl-2-propenyl acetates with dimethyl malonate

    C-Reactive Protein Level and the Incidence of Eligibility for Statin Therapy: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

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    Background: Given the results of the Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: An Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin (JUPITER) trial, statin initiation may be considered for individuals with elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). However, if followed prospectively, many individuals with elevated CRP may become statin eligible, limiting the impact of elevated CRP as a treatment indication. This analysis estimates the proportion of people with elevated CRP that become statin eligible over time. Hypothesis: Most people with elevated CRP become statin eligible over a short period of time. Methods: We followed 2153 Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) participants free of cardiovascular disease and diabetes with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol <130 mg/dL at baseline to determine the proportion who become eligible for statins over 4.5 years. The proportion eligible for statin therapy, defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) 2004 updated guidelines, was calculated at baseline and during follow-up stratified by baseline CRP level (≥2 mg/L). Results: At baseline, 47% of the 2153 participants had elevated CRP. Among participants with elevated CRP, 29% met NCEP criteria for statins, compared with 28% without elevated CRP at baseline. By 1.5 years later, 26% and 22% (P = 0.09) of those with and without elevated CRP at baseline reached NCEP low-density lipoprotein cholesterol criteria and/or had started statins, respectively. These increased to 42% and 39% (P = 0.24) at 3 years and 59% and 52% (P = 0.01) at 4.5 years following baseline. Conclusions: A substantial proportion of those with elevated CRP did not achieve NCEP-based statin eligibility over 4.5 years of follow-up. These findings suggest that many patients with elevated CRP may not receive the benefits of statins if CRP is not incorporated into the NCEP screening strategy

    Ursinus College Alumni Journal, July 1961

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    The President writes • Thirty years of champions and their coach • Were we wrong about the Victorians? • A view of Vietnam • A philosopher looks at Barry Goldwater • The alumni seminar • Dr. Paisley dies • William D. Reimert elected President of the Board of Directors • Ursinus willed $92,657 • Commencement, 1961 • Peirce paints McClure portrait • Cutting campus • Alumni Day review • Constitution change • Loyalty Fund tops 50% participation • Election results • Alumni awards committee • Montgomery regional organized • A Far East odyssey • Harry L. Showalter, \u2741 • Best track season in Ursinus history • Baseball and tennis • Clarence A. Warden, Jr. • Class notes • The class of 1897 • Weddings • Births • Necrology • College chaplain haiku experthttps://digitalcommons.ursinus.edu/alumnijournal/1071/thumbnail.jp

    Ursinus College Alumni Journal, July 1960

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    President\u27s page • Dr. Paisley completes fifty years as President of the Board of Directors • Dr. McClure salutes Dr. Paisley • Senator Hugh Scott speaks at commencement • Horton preaches Baccalaureate sermon • Mrs. Omwake honored • 1960 Loyalty Fund • Dr. Boswell retires • Four professors given Bear Awards • Memorial minute • Faculty notes • A student reviews the past year at Ursinus • Alumni Day • Alumni elections • Thompson receives award • Admissions\u27 problems • Ursinus experiments in Swedish • Commencement Day • Colonel Campbell, \u2760 • The generous American • 1960 Loyalty Fund breaks all records • Lost alumni • The alumnus / alumna • A defense for the Alumni Association • Edward L. French, \u2738 • Paul E. Elicker, \u2714 • Warren K. Hess, \u2731 • Ursinus sends Morgan to NCAA track trials • Best track season in Ursinus history • Baseball review • Varsity Club news • Ursinus faces rebuilding job • Girls\u27 spring sports • Calling all grumblers • News about ourselves • Necrology • Weddings • Births • Ursinus captain\u27s chairhttps://digitalcommons.ursinus.edu/alumnijournal/1065/thumbnail.jp

    Ursinus College Alumni Journal, March 1964

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    Standing room only • New student facilities building • Campaign receipts reach $285,765 at mid-March • Matching gifts • Mid-year report of 1964 Loyalty Fund campaign • Income while you live . . . benefaction when you die • Cutting campus • John Fitzgerald Kennedy • Eccentricities of our political life • A bitter dramatic example • Crisis of conscience in Dallas • Student reaction to November 22-25 • Two recipients for 1964 alumni award • The class of 1911 • The alumni album: C. Richard Snyder, \u2729; William D. Reimert, \u2724; Wainright E. H. Diehl, \u2751; Marguerite Goldthwaite Godshall, \u2732; Franklin E. Morris, \u2741; J. William Ditter, Jr., \u2743; Robert Poole, III, \u2750; Bain and Edwards\u27 sons: football foes • Nominees for alumni association offices • Class notes • Weddings • Births • Necrology • Regionalshttps://digitalcommons.ursinus.edu/alumnijournal/1079/thumbnail.jp

    Bending the Curve in Cardiovascular Disease Mortality: Bethesda + 40 and beyond

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    More than 40 years after the 1978 Bethesda Conference on the Declining Mortality from Coronary Heart Disease provided the scientific community with a blueprint for systematic analysis to understand declining rates of coronary heart disease, there are indications the decline has ended or even reversed despite advances in our knowledge about the condition and treatment. Recent data show a more complex situation, with mortality rates for overall cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease and stroke, decelerating, whereas those for heart failure are increasing. To mark the 40th anniversary of the Bethesda Conference, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the American Heart Association cosponsored the "Bending the Curve in Cardiovascular Disease Mortality: Bethesda + 40" symposium. The objective was to examine the immediate and long-term outcomes of the 1978 conference and understand the current environment. Symposium themes included trends and future projections in cardiovascular disease (in the United States and internationally), the evolving obesity and diabetes epidemics, and harnessing emerging and innovative opportunities to preserve and promote cardiovascular health and prevent cardiovascular disease. In addition, participant-led discussion explored the challenges and barriers in promoting cardiovascular health across the lifespan and established a potential framework for observational research and interventions that would begin in early childhood (or ideally in utero). This report summarizes the relevant research, policy, and practice opportunities discussed at the symposium
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