Archive for 2011

Trend: How Solid is Supersolid?

December 19, 2011 | Natural Sciences

Macroscopic quantum properties of helium-4, one of the simplest and oldest elements in the universe, continue to puzzle and amaze scientists. Supertransport in solid helium-4 is the most elusive and controversial conundrum of all.

The chemistry of cocaine

October 27, 2011 | Natural Sciences

Engaging undergraduate organic chemistry students is often very challenging. It requires special effort to generate enthusiasm for learning such seemingly abstract concepts as functional group chemistry, synthetic routes, and reaction mechanisms. Students often do not see the relevance of these concepts to their own lives or interests.

Deficit Reduction Versus Job Creation

October 27, 2011 | Uncategorized

The continuing financial crisis is exacting an enormous price: Poverty is rising in the United States, unemployment remains high, and consumer confidence is in freefall as we watch our elected leaders engage in dysfunctional political tactics that have brought our democracy, and our economy, to its knees. This doesn’t bode well for our nation’s future.

Tax Benefits for Higher Education

October 27, 2011 | Uncategorized

With annual college expenses running as high as $50,000, CPAs should be aware of the opportunities the IRS offers taxpayers for 2011. Although, dollar for dollar, credits are usually the preferred choice, CPAs should help taxpayers review the requirements and limitations of both credits and deductions and choose the method that will best minimize their tax liabilities.

Technical note: an assessment of practicing reflection in teaching the concepts for Engineering Statistics

October 23, 2011 | Uncategorized

In my high school years, I used to be a below average performer in Math and consistently had to struggle even to pass the exams in Math. Since a lot of emphasis is given to Math at my home and in my family circle, a student who is poor in this subject is considered to be an under achiever and a failure. Hence, amidst this pressure to prove myself as a successful student, I struggled to do whatever I could to prove myself to get a passing grade in Math.

Virtual enterprise: transforming entrepreneurship education

September 20, 2011 | Uncategorized

Entrepreneurship education is ripe for utilizing experiential learning methods. Experiential methods are best learned when there is constant immersion into the subject matter. One such transformative learning methodology is Virtual Enterprise (VE).

Examining the antecedents of work connectivity behavior during non-work time

September 20, 2011 | Uncategorized

In this study, we draw from human agency theory to develop the construct of work-related connectivity behavior during non-work time, and conduct a survey to investigate the organizational and individual antecedents of this behavior.

The Interaction Between Deep Convection and Easterly Waves over Tropical North Africa: A Weather State Perspective

September 14, 2011 | Natural Sciences

The interaction between deep convection and easterly waves over tropical North Africa is studied using a weather state (WS) dataset from the International Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) and reanalysis products from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast, as well as radiative fluxes from ISCCP and a precipitation dataset from the Global Precipitation Climatology Project.

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

September 8, 2011 | Social Sciences

The impact of conduct disorder and stimulant medication on later substance use in an ethnically diverse sample of individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in childhood;

Adoption of E-Book Readers among College Students: A Survey

September 2, 2011 | Arts & Humanities

Portable e-book readers, including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and the Sony Reader, free e-books from the constraints of the computer screen.