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    Program Notes for Graduate Recital

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    The purpose of this research paper is to provide scholarly program notes to accompany the Graduate Recital of Season Cowley, which took place on May 9, 2015. Program notes for John Adams’ Gnarly Buttons (1996), Eric P. Mandat’s Tricolor Capers (1980), Krzysztof Penderecki’s Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio (1993), and Derek Bermel’s Theme and Absurdities (1993) are included

    A Status Report on Community Service Learning in the California State University for the 2001-2002 Academic Year

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    Community service and service learning arc long-standing touchstones in the mission and purpose of the California State University since the first campus was founded in 1857. Partnerships between local communities and CSU faculty and students make numerous goals achievable: they improve the quality of life across California, promote faculty research, and support CSU programs- all while students learn the value and satisfaction that comes from contributing to society. Policymakers and leaders of higher education have expressed renewed interest in utilizing service learning as a vehicle to instill civic values in students. All these elements have contributed to the profound advancement of institutionalizing service learning on each CSU campus

    Authenticity as Compassionate Being in the World

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    This paper will present a thesis on what it means to be authentic in the world and how a person can cultivate an authentic being. I will argue that being authentic leads to a healthier self that lives her life to its fullest potential and how being authentic will result in a more compassionate and ethical self

    Acute Constipation In Children Receiving Chemotherapy For Cancer

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    ACUTE CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN RECEIVING CHEMOTHERAPY FOR CANCER. J. Hale Season, Farzana D. Pashankar, Joseph McNamara, and Dinesh S. Pashankar. Sections of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. We hypothesized that the prevalence of constipation amongst children on chemotherapy would be high, and that certain pharmacologic interventions commonly used in this population (especially vinca alkaloids, narcotic analgesics, and ondansetron) would be associated with constipation. We also hypothesized that constipation would be perceived as an important problem with a significant impact on lifestyle. We prospectively studied 61 children receiving chemotherapy for cancer by administering questionnaires to patients and their parents. We obtained demographics, bowel movement history, interventions for constipation, chemotherapy agents, other medications, perception of constipation as a problem, and impact on lifestyle. 35 of 61 (57% ± 12%) children were found to meet NASPGHAN criteria for constipation during chemotherapy, while 46 of 61 (77% ± 11%) were found to have signs and symptoms suggestive of constipation and 42 of 61 (69% ± 12%) required the use of laxatives while on chemotherapy. Among children with NASPGHAN criteria constipation, 15 of 35 (43% ± 16%) perceived it as a major/significant problem and 8 of 35 (23% ± 14%) noted a major/significant impact on lifestyle. We concluded that criteria for acute constipation were found in 57% of children receiving chemotherapy for cancer, though less stringent criteria suggest a prevalence of up to 77%. Even though this study lacked sufficient power for most associations, combined use of vincristine and opiates was associated with constipation (p\u3c0.03). Constipation was found to have a high prevalence in children on chemotherapy, and it is perceived as a significant problem by patients and their parents with an adverse effect on lifestyle

    Pleistocene Peccaries from Guy Wilson Cave, Sullivan County, Tennessee.

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    Descriptive and taphonomic analyses of undescribed Pleistocene Tayassuidae from Guy Wilson Cave within the East Tennessee State University and McClung Museum collections revealed a MNI of 16 Platygonus compressus and 2 Mylohyus from left femora and isolated teeth, respectively. Linkage between upper dentition and species identification is suggested by comparing Mylohyus fossilis to M. nasutus from other Pleistocene-aged sites. Long-bone NISP and age profiles show a predominance of Platygonus adults. Tayassuidae upper canines, likely Platygonus, suggest sexual dimorphism. Long bones were analyzed for carnivore damage and utilization revealing light utilization similar to that caused by modern wolves. Long bone weathering is predominantly light and suggests limited exposure prior to burial. Results indicate the cave was likely used as a carnivore den, possibly from dire wolf, for a period of time. No stratigraphical excavation data were available for either collection; therefore, additional excavations are needed to confirm these findings

    Electrochemical and scanning probe microscopic characterizations of spontaneously adsorbed organothiolate monolayers at gold

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    A host of significant processes in the life and physical sciences (e.g., biological recognition, heterogeneous catalysis, corrosion, and mechanical lubrication) are controlled by interfacial architectures. The origins of many of these macroscopic interfacial processes are controlled by the molecular level interactions at condensed phase interfaces. The development of methods that can detect differences in the composition and orientational disposition of these architectures at high spatial resolution is therefore technologically important. With the invention and the development of a range of techniques commonly called scanning probe microscopy (SPM), probing details of the interfaces at a molecular length scale has now become a reality. SPM is extensively used in the field of organothiolate monolayers. The relatively convenient manipulation of surface architectures and control of the interfacial properties of the monolayers have allowed many variants of SPM to map the chemical distribution of surface functional groups, exploiting a range of interfacial properties (e.g., friction and adhesion) as contrast mechanisms at nanometer length scale. In an attempt to develop a better understanding of the monolayer formation process, the spatial distribution of differing chemical functional groups within the monolayer, and the orientation of the end-groups, this dissertation described the insights gained from SPM with those from macroscopic characterization techniques such as infrared spectroscopy, contact angle measurements, and electrochemistry. Four studies are presented. Common to the body of this work is the use of voltammetric reductive desorption and variants of SPM to gain insight into the nature of the monolayer formation process as well as the resulting interface

    A Perfect Season

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    The Wildcats capture the NCAA Division III football title

    Tis the Season

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    Another mango season

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    Cranberry Picking Season

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    Poetry by Lois Beardsle
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