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A Qualitative Study On Nurse Facilitators Of Mind-Body Skills Groups, Paula D. Blake-Beckford 2022 Lesley University

A Qualitative Study On Nurse Facilitators Of Mind-Body Skills Groups, Paula D. Blake-Beckford

Mindfulness Studies Theses

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), founded by Dr. James Gordon, provides communities with evidence-based Mind-Body Skills Groups (MBSGs) that foster self-care, self-awareness, and self-expression. MBSGs range from 8 to 12-week series on various mind-body practices wherein group members meet, practice, and reflect on the impact of mind-body skills in their lives. Research has demonstrated that participants in MBSGs have positive outcomes. Healthcare professionals (HCPs), especially nurses, gain resiliency from MBSGs. As facilitators of MBSGs, nurses develop essential skills transferable to clinical and educational settings. MBSGs are therapeutic for adult participants with chronic stress. Prior to this thesis, only one ...


Table Of Contents, 2022 Bard College

Table Of Contents

Early College Folio

Table of Contents, Early College Folio, Volume 1, Issue 2 (May 2022).


Review: Last Call On Decatur Street By Iris Martin Cohen, Nemesio Gil 2022 Bard Early College New Orleans

Review: Last Call On Decatur Street By Iris Martin Cohen, Nemesio Gil

Early College Folio

Book Review: Iris Martin Cohen’s Last Call on Decatur Street (Park Row, 2020), a novel set in pre-Katrina New Orleans. Cohen, who grew up in the French Quarter, is a Simon’s Rock alumna.


“Digital By Necessity”: An Interview With Dr. Jane Wanninger, Julia Carey Arendell, Jane Wanninger 2022 Bard Early College New Orleans

“Digital By Necessity”: An Interview With Dr. Jane Wanninger, Julia Carey Arendell, Jane Wanninger

Early College Folio

In the summer of 2020, Dr. Jane Wanninger participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute hosted by Agnes Scott College to learn about implementing digital storytelling in the classroom, which ironically, had to be completed digitally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her experience was the inspiration for this issue of Early College Folio as she pitched her ideas using the phrase “digital by necessity.” Issue Editor Julia Carey Arendell interviewed Jane, captured here, on all that she learned to think more deeply about using the virtual tool of digital storytelling as a teacher, a student, and ...


Contributors, 2022 Bard College

Contributors

Early College Folio

Contributors, Early College Folio, Volume 1, Issue 2 (May 2022)


The Inauguration Of President Laurie A. Carter, Lawrence University 2022 Lawrence University

The Inauguration Of President Laurie A. Carter, Lawrence University

Presidential Addresses

The Lawrence University Board of Trustees, along with the Lawrence University Alumni Association and Lawrence University Community Council, are excited to announce the Inauguration of Laurie A. Carter as the 17th President of Lawrence University.

Laurie A. Carter joined the Lawrence community as its 17th president on July 1, 2021, bringing with her more than 25 years of leadership experience in higher education.


Supporting Exceptional Learners Through Evidence-Based Practices In Social Emotional Learning And Academic Settings, Lexia Werner 2022 Bridgewater College

Supporting Exceptional Learners Through Evidence-Based Practices In Social Emotional Learning And Academic Settings, Lexia Werner

Honors Projects

My honors project will be purposeful in researching the learning strategies that help all students and comparing and contrasting them to strategies that specifically help learners with learning differences and/or have special education plans. These exceptional learners have specialized accommodations or educational plans tailored towards their learning needs. In other words, I will research the teaching strategies that are used in the classroom environment from a standard general education standpoint and strategies that are used, specifically, with students that obtain learning differences. In addition, I will analyze this information by comparing and contrasting the groups of strategies with one ...


Finding The Balance: The Effects Of Α-Cyclodextrin, 2-Hydroxypropyl- Β-Cyclodextrin, And Cholesterol On Bacteroides Vulgatus And Clostridium Bolteae, Bethany Weaver 2022 Olivet Nazarene University

Finding The Balance: The Effects Of Α-Cyclodextrin, 2-Hydroxypropyl- Β-Cyclodextrin, And Cholesterol On Bacteroides Vulgatus And Clostridium Bolteae, Bethany Weaver

ELAIA

Atherosclerosis is a cardiovascular disease characterized by the hardening of arteries through the formation of cholesterol plaques. Cyclodextrins have the potential to treat atherosclerosis by shrinking plaques. These cyclic oligosaccharides are known to make complexes with cholesterol and have potentially dangerous side effects such as cytotoxicity and gut microbiome changes. This study looked for potential negative effects of cyclodextrins and cholesterol on gut bacteria. It was hypothesized that Bacteroides vulgatus will have decreased growth when grown in broth with cholesterol. In contrast, it was hypothesized that Clostridium bolteae will have decreased growth when grown in broth with cyclodextrins. Due to ...


Determining The Decrement Times Of Anesthetics In Drosophila Melanogaster Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Jason Tolley 2022 Olivet Nazarene University

Determining The Decrement Times Of Anesthetics In Drosophila Melanogaster Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Jason Tolley

ELAIA

Model organisms are widely used in research, especially in the context of complex situations. One model organism that has been widely used is the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster (D. mel). D. mel are most commonly used in the context of genetics, but they have also been widely used in research focusing on general anesthetics. One value that has not been measured in D. mel, however, as it relates to general anesthetics, is the decrement times.

Flies were exposed to 40 μL of the anesthetic isoflurane or sevoflurane in a centrifuge tube for 10 minutes, after which the flies were ...


Benefits Of School Gardening Programs In Education: Opportunities And Challenges Towards Sustainability, Alyssa Conte 2022 California State University, Monterey Bay

Benefits Of School Gardening Programs In Education: Opportunities And Challenges Towards Sustainability, Alyssa Conte

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The benefits of school gardening programs in education are numerous; yet, there is still no formal inclusion of these practices into the California State curriculum. Currently, school gardening programs are generated through community effort. The benefits of these programs are limited by their challenges, but when these programs are effective, they enhance the entire curriculum. This senior capstone study takes a look at what school gardening programs have done to be successful, and what benefits may be gained from further funding these programs. Through the use of qualitative research and interviews with local teachers along with CSUMB students, the results ...


Increasing Social Awareness Skills In Kindergarten Students, Chloe Dennis 2022 California State University, Monterey Bay

Increasing Social Awareness Skills In Kindergarten Students, Chloe Dennis

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Social awareness is a key component of social-emotional learning and is often underrepresented in kindergarten curriculum. Students who struggle with social awareness are at a greater risk for antisocial behaviors, low academic performance, diminished self-efficacy, low motivation, and low adaptability. Jean Piagets’ cognitive-developmental theory places kindergarten-age students in the preoperational stage of development. At this stage, children are egocentric, exhibit centrated thought, and struggle to use perspective and empathic skills. Kindness, problem-solving, and maintaining positive relationships are all rooted in social awareness and require students to move away from egocentric thinking. I designed a three-part lesson on acts of kindness ...


Increasing The Awareness Of Emotional Regulation In Young Children, Duran Andrea 2022 California State University, Monterey Bay

Increasing The Awareness Of Emotional Regulation In Young Children, Duran Andrea

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Many children have not yet developed effective strategies to cope with their emotions in a healthy manner. Lack of emotional regulation in children may result in behavioral and social issues such as mental health issues and poor temperament. When children are able to understand how to positively cope with their emotions, they will be able to properly regulate their emotions throughout their life using healthy mechanisms. In order to improve children’s ability to regulate their emotions, I formulated a two-part curriculum to demonstrate positive coping strategies and tools to regulate emotions for 1st grade students at Robert H. Down ...


The Effects Of Covid-19 On Early Childhood Mental Health Development, Taylor Ybanez 2022 California State University, Monterey Bay

The Effects Of Covid-19 On Early Childhood Mental Health Development, Taylor Ybanez

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

A child’s development is of the highest importance to any person that has the opportunity to teach them. Due to the impact of COVID-19, many people, especially developing children have struggled with their mental health development. With the lack of resources and outreach opportunities, some of them had to be left alone for a good portion of their time during their stay-at-home orders due to not being allowed to attend school. This senior capstone is to bring awareness of the toll COVID-19 has taken on children’s development in terms of their emotional, physiological, and physical well-being. The findings ...


Parent Volunteers And Covid-19: Balancing Necessity, Enthusiasm, And Caution, Jarrod Myers 2022 California State University, Monterey Bay

Parent Volunteers And Covid-19: Balancing Necessity, Enthusiasm, And Caution, Jarrod Myers

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The focus issue addressed in this Capstone Project is how the pandemic disrupted parent volunteering in schools. Parent volunteering is an essential issue for schools because parent involvement is essential for student success. An evidence-based argument is offered that schools struggled to staff the void left by parent volunteers. The three primary stakeholder perspectives chosen were parents, school leadership, and teachers. Parents make up the volunteer pool; teachers know what kind of assistance classrooms need, and school leadership creates policies. Three themes emerged from analyzing the data and explored ways to reintroduce parents to a school campus. Parent volunteers make ...


Nature-Based Education For Elementary Students With Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Kayleigh Morrison 2022 California State University, Monterey Bay

Nature-Based Education For Elementary Students With Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Kayleigh Morrison

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

There are several advantages to including a nature-based curriculum and outdoor learning into state standards, and the consequences of students who do not have access to outside learning and activities can be severe. The term “Attention Restoration Theory” (ART) was coined by psychology professors Rachel and Stephen Kaplan in 1989 and claims that exposure to nature can improve mental fatigue and concentration. This senior capstone examines Kaplan’s Attention Restoration Theory and academic studies rooted in its philosophy as it applies to nature-based curriculum and outdoor learning. There are certain advantages for students who are exposed to a nature-based curriculum ...


The Grizzly, April 28, 2022, Layla Halterman, Vaughn DiBattista, Chase Portaro, Cici Chagnon, Phoebe Tompkins, John Murray, Morgan Mason, Steven Weissman, Marie Sykes, Ava Compagnoni 2022 Ursinus College

The Grizzly, April 28, 2022, Layla Halterman, Vaughn Dibattista, Chase Portaro, Cici Chagnon, Phoebe Tompkins, John Murray, Morgan Mason, Steven Weissman, Marie Sykes, Ava Compagnoni

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper, 1978 to Present

The New Normal: A Spotlight on Women's Wrestling • A Conversation with the New Division of Inclusion and Community • Note from the News Editor • Dancing the Night Away: UCDC's Spring Concert • That's All, Folks: Goodbye Dr. Throop! • The Man Behind the Grizzly: Doron Taussig • A Note from the Features Editor • Opinions: Bring Back the Old Jazzman's • A Note from the Opinions Editor • A Note from the Sports Editor • D3 Baller to D1 Coach • Ballin' in Europe


Press Any Button To Get Started: Approaching Japanese Culture And Society Through Video Games, Amanda Weber 2022 Ursinus College

Press Any Button To Get Started: Approaching Japanese Culture And Society Through Video Games, Amanda Weber

East Asian Studies Honors Papers

This project argues for inclusion of video games into the liberal arts curriculum alongside more traditional texts. Three Japanese-developed video games are analyzed in terms of their appropriateness for the Ursinus Quest curriculum while also exploring their appropriation of characters, themes, and values from Japanese mytho-history. My approach incorporates the methodology introduced by the scholar James Paul Gee who studies video games through the lens of semiotics and gaming theory. Gee defines key elements presented in video games as ‘lifeworld domains,’ which incorporate cultures, societies, and individual and group experiences. The value of video games resides in the players’ development ...


The Grizzly, April 21, 2022, Layla Halterman, Chase Portaro, Marie Sykes, Jenna Smith, Erin Corcoran, Cici Chagnon, Steven Weissman, Vaughn DiBattista 2022 Ursinus College

The Grizzly, April 21, 2022, Layla Halterman, Chase Portaro, Marie Sykes, Jenna Smith, Erin Corcoran, Cici Chagnon, Steven Weissman, Vaughn Dibattista

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper, 1978 to Present

A Look Into Ursinus's "Quest" for an Inclusive Campus • Contact Without a Trace! • Get to Know Dr. Carol Dole • Meet Eva Wright! • Opinions: Club Sports Should Have Athletic Trainers • Trophy Brophy • The Get-Back: Ursinus Softball


How Bright Should It Be: Diffuse White In Optical See-Through Augmented Reality, Lili Zhang, Michael J. Murdoch 2022 Rochester Institute of Technology

How Bright Should It Be: Diffuse White In Optical See-Through Augmented Reality, Lili Zhang, Michael J. Murdoch

Frameless

Augmented reality (AR) realism has been one of the most important aspects of more immersive experiences. Realistic render-ing requires the virtual images to have the correct tone and light intensity compared to the real background for seamless and visually compelling results. In this project, we focus on how bright a 3D rendered white diffusive cube should be on different background con-ditions including the background luminance levels, spatial variance, and luminance con-trast. An interactive psychophysical experi-ment was used to assess the correct lumi-nance level of the cube providing observers the ability to change the cube material reflec-tance and rotation.


The Grizzly, April 14, 2022, Layla Halterman, Amelia Kunko, Jenna Smith, Marie Sykes, Brooke Hurley, Ava Compagnoni, John Murray, Kathy Logan 2022 Ursinus College

The Grizzly, April 14, 2022, Layla Halterman, Amelia Kunko, Jenna Smith, Marie Sykes, Brooke Hurley, Ava Compagnoni, John Murray, Kathy Logan

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper, 1978 to Present

$3 Million Donation Creates Andrews Family Fellows • Bidding Alvert Hernandez Farewell! • Extra! Extra! Watch All About It • Opinions: Don't Judge a House by Its Exterior - Main Street Edition; Ursinus Greenspace - Misused or Ignored? • Warming Up to the Season • The Long Match


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