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Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman Feb 2015

Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman

Paul J. Morman

A faculty panel discussion in two sessions:

Session 1:
The Index: Una Cadegan (history) looks at the current scholarship on the Index of Forbidden Books.
Galileo: Robert Brecha (physics) highlights the banning of Galileo and observational science.

Session 2:
Thomas Aquinas: John Inglis (philosophy) speaks on the banning of Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica, the most important book in Catholic intellectual tradition.
Descartes and the Index of Forbidden Books: Paul Morman (history, Distinguished Service Professor) highlights the book by Descartes that he was not allowed to study while a student at UD in the 1960s.


Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman Feb 2015

Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman

John A. Inglis

A faculty panel discussion in two sessions:

Session 1:
The Index: Una Cadegan (history) looks at the current scholarship on the Index of Forbidden Books.
Galileo: Robert Brecha (physics) highlights the banning of Galileo and observational science.

Session 2:
Thomas Aquinas: John Inglis (philosophy) speaks on the banning of Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica, the most important book in Catholic intellectual tradition.
Descartes and the Index of Forbidden Books: Paul Morman (history, Distinguished Service Professor) highlights the book by Descartes that he was not allowed to study while a student at UD in the 1960s.


Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman Feb 2015

Video Feature — Banned Books And The Stuart Rose Collection, Robert Brecha, Una Cadegan, John Inglis, Paul Morman

Robert J. Brecha

A faculty panel discussion in two sessions:

Session 1:
The Index: Una Cadegan (history) looks at the current scholarship on the Index of Forbidden Books.
Galileo: Robert Brecha (physics) highlights the banning of Galileo and observational science.

Session 2:
Thomas Aquinas: John Inglis (philosophy) speaks on the banning of Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica, the most important book in Catholic intellectual tradition.
Descartes and the Index of Forbidden Books: Paul Morman (history, Distinguished Service Professor) highlights the book by Descartes that he was not allowed to study while a student at UD in the 1960s.


Aflatoxicosis In Dogs And Dealing With Suspected Contaminated Commercial Foods, Katherine Stenske, J Smith, Shelley Newman, L Newman, Claudia Kirk Jan 2015

Aflatoxicosis In Dogs And Dealing With Suspected Contaminated Commercial Foods, Katherine Stenske, J Smith, Shelley Newman, L Newman, Claudia Kirk

Shelley Newman

No abstract provided.


Pulling The Wool Under Your Eyes: Preserving A Century-Old Wool Lab And Library At The University Of Wyoming, David Kruger Dec 2014

Pulling The Wool Under Your Eyes: Preserving A Century-Old Wool Lab And Library At The University Of Wyoming, David Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

Sheep and wool have long been integral to the agrarian heritage of Western states, and still play a vital role in the region’s agricultural economy. From 1907-2012, Wyoming’s sole university supported wool research around the world through its Wool Department, complete with its own wool laboratory and library. When the Wool Department was permanently dissolved and its building condemned for demolition in 2012, the University of Wyoming (UW) Libraries partnered with UW Extension and the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to preserve the unusual print and physical artifacts of this unique collection, as well as disseminate ...


Biology Of Human Life Laboratory Manual, Lee Lee, Joseph Riggio, Tin-Chun Chu Jul 2013

Biology Of Human Life Laboratory Manual, Lee Lee, Joseph Riggio, Tin-Chun Chu

Tin-Chun Chu, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


A Canine Aflatoxicosis Outbreak And Guidelines For Handling Commercial Dog Food Contaminations, J Smith, Katherine Stenske, Shelley Newman, Claudia Kirk Jun 2013

A Canine Aflatoxicosis Outbreak And Guidelines For Handling Commercial Dog Food Contaminations, J Smith, Katherine Stenske, Shelley Newman, Claudia Kirk

Shelley Newman

No abstract provided.


A Critical Examination Of Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education: A Technacy Genre Theory Perspective, Angela Turner Dec 2012

A Critical Examination Of Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education: A Technacy Genre Theory Perspective, Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

The broad goal of this thesis was to examine the extent to which Food Technology in secondary schooling enables a pathway into the study of Food Technology at a higher education level. The study was guided by Technacy Genre Theory as it was assessed as offering the most contemporary approach in the literature for examining forms of technological knowledge through measuring the relationship between Human, Tool and Material/Ingredients of technological practice. The research found that Food Technology teaching in many secondary schools was significantly different to the genre practiced by the vast majority of professional Food Technologists.


Influence Of Prednisolone On Urinary Calcium Oxalate And Struvite Relative Supersaturation In Healthy Young Adult Female Domestic Shorthaired Cats, N Geyer, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk, Sherry Cox, A Hezel, T Moyers, J Hayes Apr 2012

Influence Of Prednisolone On Urinary Calcium Oxalate And Struvite Relative Supersaturation In Healthy Young Adult Female Domestic Shorthaired Cats, N Geyer, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk, Sherry Cox, A Hezel, T Moyers, J Hayes

Sherry Cox

Prednisolone (10 mg PO q24h) or placebo was administered to healthy cats for 2 weeks in a masked, placebo-controlled, crossover-design study, and 24-hour urine samples were collected. When cats received prednisolone, 24-hour urine pH was lower and 24-hour urine excretion of creatinine, magnesium, phosphate, and potassium was higher than when cats received placebo. No significant difference was found in urinary relative supersaturation for calcium oxalate (CaOx) or struvite between treatment groups. Prednisolone administration did not induce diuresis, nor was it associated with increased calcium excretion or urinary saturation for CaOx in these healthy cats. Results of this study, however, should ...


Influence Of Hydrochlorothiazide On Urinary Calcium Oxalate Relative Supersaturation In Healthy Young Adult Female Domestic Shorthaired Cat, A Hezel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk, Sherry Cox, N Geyer, T Moyers, J Hayes Apr 2012

Influence Of Hydrochlorothiazide On Urinary Calcium Oxalate Relative Supersaturation In Healthy Young Adult Female Domestic Shorthaired Cat, A Hezel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk, Sherry Cox, N Geyer, T Moyers, J Hayes

Sherry Cox

Hydrochlorothiazide (1 mg/kg PO q12h) or placebo was administered to healthy cats for 2 weeks in a masked, placebo-controlled, crossover-design study, and 24-hour urine samples were collected. When cats received hydrochlorothiazide, 24-hour urine volume, ammonia, chloride, creatinine, magnesium, oxalic acid, phosphate, potassium, and sodium were significantly higher than when cats received placebo. Hydrochlorothiazide was associated with significantly lower urinary saturation for calcium oxalate, but no difference was found in 24-hour urine calcium and citrate, urinary saturation for struvite, or blood ionized calcium. Hydrochlorothiazide decreased urinary saturation for calcium oxalate and could be useful in managing cats with calcium oxalate ...


Effects Of Early Experience On Food Acceptance In A Colony Of Adult Research Cats: A Preliminary Study, B Hamper, B Rohrbach, Claudia Kirk, Angela Lusby, Joe Bartges Mar 2012

Effects Of Early Experience On Food Acceptance In A Colony Of Adult Research Cats: A Preliminary Study, B Hamper, B Rohrbach, Claudia Kirk, Angela Lusby, Joe Bartges

Angela L Witzel (Lusby) DVM, PhD, DACVN

Acceptance of feline commercial canned and raw-type moist foods was evaluated in 18 adult cats with and without dietary pre-exposure to the same moist foods in the postweaning period. We hypothesized that cats pre-exposed to moist foods would readily accept canned or raw foods on re-exposure as adults, despite consuming a commercial expanded dry food for a period of 7-23 months. A total of 13 cats were fed 1 of 3 moist foods (commercial canned, commercial raw, or homemade raw foods) exclusively between 9 and 20 weeks of age (exposed), and 5 adult cats were offered only dry food during ...


Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk Jan 2012

Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk

Angela L Witzel (Lusby) DVM, PhD, DACVN

The incidence of canine obesity appears to be increasing dramatically and understanding factors impacting the amount of food pet owners provide their dogs may improve weight management. Human research has shown the size of food bowls, plates and utensils can significantly impact the amount of food portioned and consumed. This effect can be attributed to both the Delboeuf optical illusion and the Ebbinghaus-Titchener size-contrast illusion. To investigate the existence of a similar effect with dog owners, 54 dogs and their owners were recruited for a four treatment randomized prospective trial. Owners scooped out a normal kibble-based meal using a small ...


The Role Of Key Adipokines In Obesity And Insulin Resistance In Cats, Angela Lusby, Claudia Kirk, Joe Bartges Jan 2012

The Role Of Key Adipokines In Obesity And Insulin Resistance In Cats, Angela Lusby, Claudia Kirk, Joe Bartges

Angela L Witzel (Lusby) DVM, PhD, DACVN

No abstract provided.


Comparison Of A Human Portable Blood Glucose Meter, Veterinary Portable Blood Glucose Meter, And Automated Chemistry Analyzer For Measurement Of Blood Glucose Concentrations In Dogs, Beth Johnson, Michael Fry, Bente Flatland, Claudia Kirk Jan 2012

Comparison Of A Human Portable Blood Glucose Meter, Veterinary Portable Blood Glucose Meter, And Automated Chemistry Analyzer For Measurement Of Blood Glucose Concentrations In Dogs, Beth Johnson, Michael Fry, Bente Flatland, Claudia Kirk

Bente Flatland

OBJECTIVE: To compare blood glucose concentrations measured with 2 portable blood glucose meters (PBGMs) validated for use in dogs (PBGM-D) and humans (PBGM-H) and an automated chemistry analyzer. DESIGN: Validation study. SAMPLE POPULATION: 92 samples of fresh whole blood and plasma from 83 dogs with various diseases. PROCEDURES: Each PBGM was used to measure whole blood glucose concentration, and the automated analyzer was used to measure plasma glucose concentration. Passing-Bablok linear regression and Bland-Altman plots were used to determine correlations and bias between the PBGMs and the automated analyzer. Calculated acceptability limits based on combined inherent instrument imprecision were used ...


Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, M Murphy, A Lusby, J Bartges, Claudia Kirk Dec 2011

Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, M Murphy, A Lusby, J Bartges, Claudia Kirk

Claudia A Kirk

The incidence of canine obesity appears to be increasing dramatically and understanding factors impacting the amount of food pet owners provide their dogs may improve weight management. Human research has shown the size of food bowls, plates and utensils can significantly impact the amount of food portioned and consumed. This effect can be attributed to both the Delboeuf optical illusion and the Ebbinghaus-Titchener size-contrast illusion. To investigate the existence of a similar effect with dog owners, 54 dogs and their owners were recruited for a four treatment randomized prospective trial. Owners scooped out a normal kibble-based meal using a small ...


Effects Of Early Experience On Food Acceptance In A Colony Of Adult Research Cats: A Preliminary Study, B Hamper, B Rohrbach, Claudia Kirk, Angela Lusby, Joe Bartges Dec 2011

Effects Of Early Experience On Food Acceptance In A Colony Of Adult Research Cats: A Preliminary Study, B Hamper, B Rohrbach, Claudia Kirk, Angela Lusby, Joe Bartges

Claudia A Kirk

Acceptance of feline commercial canned and raw-type moist foods was evaluated in 18 adult cats with and without dietary pre-exposure to the same moist foods in the postweaning period. We hypothesized that cats pre-exposed to moist foods would readily accept canned or raw foods on re-exposure as adults, despite consuming a commercial expanded dry food for a period of 7-23 months. A total of 13 cats were fed 1 of 3 moist foods (commercial canned, commercial raw, or homemade raw foods) exclusively between 9 and 20 weeks of age (exposed), and 5 adult cats were offered only dry food during ...


Food Innovation And Technacy Genre Theory: Implications For Teaching And Learning, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann Dec 2011

Food Innovation And Technacy Genre Theory: Implications For Teaching And Learning, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann

Dr Angela Turner

One of the most rapidly developing and ubiquitous areas on offer in many school curriculums is the study of our physical and digital world; we may refer to this broad area as the study of anthropological technologies. A significant dimension of this field is the study of food technology, which is under pressure to be a source for solutions to world food production. This chapter presents research on how well the school system aligns with the post school demand for the range of skills and knowledge required to meet the complex challenges facing food innovations and production. The findings suggest ...


The Teaching Of Food Technology In Schools, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann Oct 2011

The Teaching Of Food Technology In Schools, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann

Dr Angela Turner

This paper presents a summary of findings from a recent Australian study that investigated perceptions of ‘food technology’ as viewed by teachers in secondary schools compared to a wider professional view. While ‘food technology’ has been well established in most Australian secondary school curricula, a contradiction has emerged between the ‘school view’ of the Food Technology label and the ‘professional view’ of the same. The use of identical language to describe different approaches is causing a significant problem for the food profession. A framework known as Technacy Genre Theory was used to analyse data from a survey of 382 relevant ...


Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk Dec 2010

Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk

Claudia A Kirk

The incidence of canine obesity appears to be increasing dramatically and understanding factors impacting the amount of food pet owners provide their dogs may improve weight management. Human research has shown the size of food bowls, plates and utensils can significantly impact the amount of food portioned and consumed. This effect can be attributed to both the Delboeuf optical illusion and the Ebbinghaus-Titchener size-contrast illusion. To investigate the existence of a similar effect with dog owners, 54 dogs and their owners were recruited for a four treatment randomized prospective trial. Owners scooped out a normal kibble-based meal using a small ...


Acl And Knee Injury Prevention Programs For Young Athletes: Do They Work?, K. Shea, N. Grimm, Shawn Simonson, J. Jacobs Jun 2010

Acl And Knee Injury Prevention Programs For Young Athletes: Do They Work?, K. Shea, N. Grimm, Shawn Simonson, J. Jacobs

Shawn R. Simonson

No abstract provided.


Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education Summary Of Survey Findings, Angela Turner Dec 2009

Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education Summary Of Survey Findings, Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

This executive summary presents an overview of the findings from data collected during 2009 as part of a doctoral thesis entitled: A Critique of Food Technology, Innovation and Teacher Education. The survey instrument collected information that sought to establish contemporary perceptions about the study of Food Technology in Australia and the role secondary education may play in ‘supplying’ people into professional studies towards a career as a food technologist. In this arrangement, the industry and profession of food technologists represent the ‘demand’ side of the process that starts with receiving students ‘supplied’ by the schools sector into undergraduate food science ...


Comparison Of A Human Portable Blood Glucose Meter, Veterinary Portable Blood Glucose Meter, And Automated Chemistry Analyzer For Measurement Of Blood Glucose Concentrations In Dogs, Beth Johnson, Michael Fry, Bente Flatland, Claudia Kirk Nov 2009

Comparison Of A Human Portable Blood Glucose Meter, Veterinary Portable Blood Glucose Meter, And Automated Chemistry Analyzer For Measurement Of Blood Glucose Concentrations In Dogs, Beth Johnson, Michael Fry, Bente Flatland, Claudia Kirk

Claudia A Kirk

OBJECTIVE: To compare blood glucose concentrations measured with 2 portable blood glucose meters (PBGMs) validated for use in dogs (PBGM-D) and humans (PBGM-H) and an automated chemistry analyzer. DESIGN: Validation study. SAMPLE POPULATION: 92 samples of fresh whole blood and plasma from 83 dogs with various diseases. PROCEDURES: Each PBGM was used to measure whole blood glucose concentration, and the automated analyzer was used to measure plasma glucose concentration. Passing-Bablok linear regression and Bland-Altman plots were used to determine correlations and bias between the PBGMs and the automated analyzer. Calculated acceptability limits based on combined inherent instrument imprecision were used ...


The Role Of Key Adipokines In Obesity And Insulin Resistance In Cats, Angela Lusby, Claudia Kirk, Joe Bartges Aug 2009

The Role Of Key Adipokines In Obesity And Insulin Resistance In Cats, Angela Lusby, Claudia Kirk, Joe Bartges

Claudia A Kirk

No abstract provided.


Changes In Hepatic Gene Expression In Dogs With Experimentally Induced Nutritional Iron Deficiency, Michael Fry, Claudia Kirk, Jason Liggett, Gregory Daniel, Seung Baek, Julia Gouffon, P Chimakurthy, B Rekapalli Dec 2008

Changes In Hepatic Gene Expression In Dogs With Experimentally Induced Nutritional Iron Deficiency, Michael Fry, Claudia Kirk, Jason Liggett, Gregory Daniel, Seung Baek, Julia Gouffon, P Chimakurthy, B Rekapalli

Claudia A Kirk

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We investigated hepatic gene expression in dogs with experimentally induced nutritional iron deficiency (ID). Our hypothesis was that ID would result in decreased hepcidin gene expression, and possibly in altered expression of other genes associated with iron metabolism. METHODS: Liver biopsies were collected from each of 3 dogs before induction of ID, at the point of maximal ID, and after resolution of ID. Using Affymetrix microarray technology and analytical tools specifically designed for microarray data, we identified genes that had at least a 2-fold change in expression in response to ID. Four genes were selected for further ...


What’S New For You In The Fmhi Research Library?, Claudia Dold Oct 2008

What’S New For You In The Fmhi Research Library?, Claudia Dold

Claudia J. Dold

No abstract provided.


The Standardized Family: An Innovation In Primary Care Education At The University Of Massachusetts, Michele Pugnaire, S. Leong, Mark Quirk, Kathleen Mazor, J. Gray Apr 2008

The Standardized Family: An Innovation In Primary Care Education At The University Of Massachusetts, Michele Pugnaire, S. Leong, Mark Quirk, Kathleen Mazor, J. Gray

Michele P. Pugnaire

In 1995 as part of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Generalist Physician Initiative, the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School developed the "standardized family" as a new model for teaching the essential elements of primary care in a core curriculum format outside of the clinical setting. Using this model, a hypothetical family unit (the "McQ Family") serves as the focus for case-based clinical problem solving. This paper describes the standardized family model and provides two years of evaluation outcomes such as curriculum assessments, student performance outcomes, and correlation with external measures of clinical performance to support the effectiveness of ...


Undergraduate Research: Communicating Ecological Field Studies To Local School Children Through Outreach And Curriculum, Lee Kats, Shannon Rollert, Trevor Thurling, Richard Johnson, Daniel Cho, Sean Landis, Randall Van Dragt, Gloria Van Dragt Dec 2007

Undergraduate Research: Communicating Ecological Field Studies To Local School Children Through Outreach And Curriculum, Lee Kats, Shannon Rollert, Trevor Thurling, Richard Johnson, Daniel Cho, Sean Landis, Randall Van Dragt, Gloria Van Dragt

Lee Kats

The writers describe a program to communicate undergraduate research results to local K–12 students in California. They describe the development of a curriculum and an outreach effort to convey findings of ecological field work undertaken by Pepperdine University students. They then describe program implementation and program benefits.


Influence Of Dirlotapide, A Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein Inhibitor, On The Digestibility Of A Dry Expanded Diet In Adult Dogs, Claudia Kirk Jul 2007

Influence Of Dirlotapide, A Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein Inhibitor, On The Digestibility Of A Dry Expanded Diet In Adult Dogs, Claudia Kirk

Claudia A Kirk

The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effects of dirlotapide, a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor, on apparent nutrient digestibility of an expanded dry dog food, on defecation frequency and fecal consistency. Eighteen beagles were randomized to either placebo (n = 6) or dirlotapide (n = 12). Testing was divided into a 21-day adaptation phase (days -21 to -1) and a 35-day treatment (digestibility testing) phase (days 0-35). During the treatment phase, dogs were administered oral dirlotapide (0.3 mg/kg) or placebo (0.06 mL/kg) once daily. For digestibility testing, feces were collected over two periods for 7 ...


A Canine Aflatoxicosis Outbreak And Guidelines For Handling Commercial Dog Food Contaminations, J Smith, Katherine Stenske, Shelley Newman, Claudia Kirk Mar 2007

A Canine Aflatoxicosis Outbreak And Guidelines For Handling Commercial Dog Food Contaminations, J Smith, Katherine Stenske, Shelley Newman, Claudia Kirk

Claudia A Kirk

No abstract provided.


Influence Of Hydrochlorothiazide On Urinary Calcium Oxalate Relative Supersaturation In Healthy Young Adult Female Domestic Shorthaired Cat, A Hezel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk, Sherry Cox, N Geyer, T Moyers, J Hayes Dec 2006

Influence Of Hydrochlorothiazide On Urinary Calcium Oxalate Relative Supersaturation In Healthy Young Adult Female Domestic Shorthaired Cat, A Hezel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk, Sherry Cox, N Geyer, T Moyers, J Hayes

Claudia A Kirk

Hydrochlorothiazide (1 mg/kg PO q12h) or placebo was administered to healthy cats for 2 weeks in a masked, placebo-controlled, crossover-design study, and 24-hour urine samples were collected. When cats received hydrochlorothiazide, 24-hour urine volume, ammonia, chloride, creatinine, magnesium, oxalic acid, phosphate, potassium, and sodium were significantly higher than when cats received placebo. Hydrochlorothiazide was associated with significantly lower urinary saturation for calcium oxalate, but no difference was found in 24-hour urine calcium and citrate, urinary saturation for struvite, or blood ionized calcium. Hydrochlorothiazide decreased urinary saturation for calcium oxalate and could be useful in managing cats with calcium oxalate ...