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Real-Time Multiple Refractions Through Deformable Objects

Pankaj Purushottam Chaudhari
Refraction of light is one of the important phenomena that contribute to the perception of realism and is responsible for widely observed effects such as caustics. We describe an image-space algorithm to simulate refraction of light through a dynamic object. Unlike previous approaches, our technique achieves refraction through multiple interfaces at interactive frame-rates and does not require any pre-processing. Each stage of our algorithm runs entirely on the GPU and fits into the existing raster-based...

Retriever: Improving Web Search Engine Results Using Clustering

Zhihua Jiang, Anupam Joshi, Raghu Krishnapuram & Liyu Yi
Web search engine have become increasingly ineffective as the number of documents on the web have proliferated. Typical queries retrieve hundreds of documents, most of which have no relation with what the use was looking for. The objective of this work is to propose new techniques to cluster the results of a query from a search engine into groups. These groups and their associated keywords are presented to the user, who can then look into...

Overview of the November 29, 2013 Final Rule on the Health Insurance Provider Fee

The Hilltop Institute
Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, there has been consistent federal guidance employing and clarifying its provisions. Hilltop develops regulation summaries to assist state and local policymakers in their implementation of health reform. On November 29, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on the Health Insurance Provider Fee. This final rule provides guidance on the annual fee imposed on covered entities that provide health insurance in the U.S.,...

Awareness and Use of the Prostate-Specific Antigen Test among African-American Men

Louie E Ross, Robert J Uhler & Kymber N Williams
Although African-American men have a greater burden of prostate cancer than whites and other racial and ethnic groups, few studies on the burden of prostate cancer have focused on African Americans specifically. We used a sample of African-American men (N=736) who participated in the 2000 National Health Interview Survey to explore their awareness of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Among African-American men aged ≥45 with no history of prostate cancer, 63% had heard of the...

Report of the Seminar on Communication and Culture

James F. Klumpp & And Others
Report of a seminar held at the Second Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society, New Harmony, IN, May 1990. Records topics and outcomes for the seminar. Includes ideas about how to use Kenneth Burke's ideas and methods to understand the relationship between Communication and Culture.


Li, Gen
Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient for plant growth, development and reproduction. Seasonal N cycling is an adaption to nutrient limitation and a feature of the perennial lifestyle of trees. Poplar (Populus) is a model system used to study forest tree genetics and molecular biology, including seasonal N cycling. The accumulation of Bark storage proteins (BSP) is a central feature of seasonal N cycling in poplar, yet our understanding of the contribution of the BSP...

Motivation, Achievement, and Middle School Boys

Blake Henry
The purpose of this study was to determine whether alternate teaching strategies helped to improve motivation and achievement in 7th grade boys. The study used a quasi experimental pretest/posttest design to determine and compare the effects on motivation and achievement produced by three teaching strategies: conventional lecture, lecture delivered through a computer, and group discussion. One instrument used to measure motivation in this experiment was a survey that measured student perceptions about the class. The...

Hair length influence on perception of male attributes

Patrick Connors
Although the relationship between a woman?s hair length, attractiveness and perceived intelligence has been studied, the same relationship has not been investigated in males (Buss, 1995; Buss & Schmitt, 1993; Hinsz, Matz, and Patience 2001; Mesko & Bereczkei 2004). In the present study, 148 female Towson University undergraduate students rated photos of male models in terms of these two attributes, among others. There was found to be two significant main effects of the Hair length...


Alice Esther Rogers
Music making was a common practice during the 1989−90 strike against the Pittston Coal Company, an action led by the United Mine Workers of America. The types of music made varied greatly based on the contexts in which musicians and protesters were participating. In this thesis, I discuss how performers and audiences engaged with the music of the Pittston strike, with a focus on how different participatory and presentational contexts included music with similar or...

Holly Leaf, Volume 36 Number 4

Salisbury State College
The Holly Leaf was the monthly student newspaper at Salisbury University from 1926 to 1970. Originally published as Volume 23 Number 3.

Supermassive black holes at high redshifts

Vaidehi S. Paliya, Marco Ajello, Lea Marcotulli, John Tomsick, Jeremy S. Perkins, Elisa Prandini, Filippo D'Ammando, Alessandro De Angelis, David Thompson, Hui Li, Alberto Dominguez, Volker Beckmann, Sylvain Guiriec, Zorawar Wadiasingh, Paolo Coppi, J. Patrick Harding, Maria Petropoulou, John W. Hewitt, Roopesh Ojha, Alexandre Marcowith, Michele Doro, Daniel Castro, Matthew Baring, Elizabeth Hays, Elena Orlando … & Dario Gasparrini
MeV blazars are the most luminous persistent sources in the Universe and emit most of their energy in the MeV band. These objects display very large jet powers and accretion luminosities and are known to host black holes with a mass often exceeding 10 9 M . An MeV survey, performed by a new generation MeV telescope which will bridge the entire energy and sensitivity gap between the current generation of hard X-ray and gamma-ray...

Academic Catalogue for 2001-2002

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Minutes of ALRP Meeting on October 31, 2001, 2001-2002

Salisbury University Faculty Senate
Minutes of the Academic Long Range Planning Committee meeting on October 31, 2001

Development of mechanistic models of transition periods between lag/exponential and exponential/stationary phases

Yangyang Wang
Nowadays, primary mathematical models are widely accepted as a tool for quantitative food microbiology. Such models are being used in conjunction with curve-fitting software to evaluate food-associated microbial growth. The three most commonly used models are Baranyi, Gompertz, and three-phase linear models. However, most of these models are not mechanistically-based and do not take into account the underlying physiological events. The ultimate goal of this study is to develop models that is more directly based...

Democratization Theorists and Transitional West African States

Michael Peddicord
From Michael Kuchinsky: In approaching African politics for the first time in his academic career, Michael Peddicord embraces the spirit of dialogue in his paper reviewing trends in African democratization. Peddicord aprroaches this difficult subject (on account of a colonial and imperialist history by democratic states to the continent) using scholars from the Africa and the West. Using a rigorous comparative categories methodology, Peddicord succeeds in providing insightful comparisons and contrasts across categories that in...

Heart disease mortality in women: racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities.

J O Andrews, J Graham-Garcia & T L Raines
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. The recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) landmark document, Women and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mortality, identifies the relationship between geography, race, ethnicity, gender, and the determinants of mortality. Overwhelming evidence supports that African American women, especially those residing in the South, experience higher heart disease death rates than women of other ethnic, racial, and geographic origins....

Holly Leaf, Volume 33 Number 1

State Teachers College
The Holly Leaf was the monthly student newspaper at Salisbury University from 1926 to 1970. Originally published as Volume 20 Number 1.

Epsom Farm: The Chews and the Ridgelys

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The Epsom Project was a two-year research project, conducted by students in the Historic Preservation program at Goucher College during the academic years, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, which attempted to write the history and recreate the physical landscape of Epsom, a 600-acre farm located on the land currently occupied by Goucher College.

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