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  1. The Climax of Long-Run Economic GrowthTue, 21 Jun 2016 14:55:15 PDT
    Economic Growth is the most popular topic today in economics. Particularly, the most wanted question is; why long run economic growth rare is declining? But at the same time, it is the most confusing subject in economics today and that could be one of the reason why it is most wanted subject' for the following two reasons: (1) the lack of clear identification of meaning of the declining growth rate; (2) the lack of new economic theory to assess a new problem when we say, "declining economic growth rate." In reference to (2), we are facing a new issue and problem when we say, "the declining long-run economic growth rate," yet have not created a new economic theory to be able to deal with such a new issue and problem. (We have been assessing a new issue and problem with old economic theories.) I will define clearly the meaning of the declining economic growth rate as a new issue today. Then I will also introduce a new approach to building an economic theory in order for us effectively to assess the new issue of long run economic growth. More...
  2. Flipped Learning in MathematicsWed, 11 May 2016 08:41:38 PDT
    Chris Imm used his sabbatical in 2015 to create a Flipped Classroom environment for his math classes. Using student surveys and student success data to focus his work, Imm created and compiled short videos and course materials for student learning outside of the classroom. He found the flipped class effectively prepared students for higher-level university studies. Further, the flipped class taught students to work more independently as well to interact more with classmates in small groups, and to use their textbook more effectively. This video reports his results. More...
  3. A New Economic Growth Theory #2: How to Overcome an Obstacle to Economic GrowthTue, 26 Apr 2016 06:36:04 PDT
    In this paper the author will establish the hypothesis that the fluctuation of GDP depends on labor mobility. The author bases this on the fact that economic research pointed out that the US had the highest labor mobility among 7 advanced nations when the US achieved the highest labor productivity growth rate. A nation with lesser labor mobility had a lower GDP. The purpose of this paper is to explain how true the hypothesis is from a single nation's perspective using the US economy as a case study. More...
  4. Nitrosomonas eutropha: A Study of the Effects of Nitrosomonas on Pathogenic Bacterium and the Effects of Current Hygiene Habits on the Colonization of Nitrosomonas Within Our Normal FloraWed, 30 Mar 2016 10:51:30 PDT
    Nitrosomonas eutropha is a motile, gram-negative, bacillus that metabolizes ammonia as its energy source. Nitrosomonas eutropha was isolated from a probiotic skin product and used to determine how it would function in the normal flora of the integumentary system, and how it potentially benefits the human body. The effects of current hygiene products and practices on the ability of the Nitrosomonas eutropha to form and maintain healthy colonies were also examined. More...
  5. Dissociation Across the LifespanWed, 30 Mar 2016 10:51:22 PDT
    Dissociation is a disorder in which people separate themselves from the thoughts associated with traumatic events they have experienced. People can experience dissociative symptoms across the entire developmental lifespan. Traumatic events that produce high levels of PTSD symptomatology can also contribute to the development of a dissociative disorder, especially if the individual experiences dissociative symptoms during the traumatic event. However, high levels of dissociative symptoms has more of an influence on the development of PTSD than PTSD does on the development of dissociative symptoms. Trauma is strongly correlated with the development of dissociative symptoms. A dissociative subtype of PTSD was added to the DSM-V and is expected to account for 10% of all PTSD cases. The chances of developing a dissociative disorder increase if an individual experienced early childhood abuse and neglect. Studies of the elderly who have experienced dissociative symptoms suggest that the passage of time may act as a buffer and a means by which the severity of dissociative symptoms are lessened. Using an individualized approach by gathering specific information from people who suffer from dissociation informs caregivers as to whether confronting trauma directly through journaling or speaking expressively about their trauma is appropriate. More...
  6. Home Away From Home: A Discussion on the Building Blocks of Leadership, Motivation, and Company SuccessWed, 30 Mar 2016 10:51:14 PDT
    In this day and age, people spend more and more time at work. It is not uncommon for people with full time jobs to work over eight hours a day, five days a week or even more. With this much time spent at the office, the company one works for becomes their home away from home. And everybody wants a strong, happy, stable home; a place where they can look forward to spending their time, to enjoying themselves, growing, developing, and contributing to something they deem worthwhile. One should build their company the way they build their home. Pick the right people which lays the groundwork for a strong foundation. Give them room to flourish, making them stable. Lead them and respect them. A happy home is one where we want to spend a lot of time at, helping lead to employee retention, increasing engagement, and ensuring longevity. More...
  7. Labor Mobility Causes U.S. GDP to FluctuateWed, 09 Mar 2016 06:33:08 PST
    The author proposes that labor immobility was the major factor which hindered the continuous expansion of GDP in the U.S. during the period following the Great Recession. The author examines what caused labor to become immobile as the economy began to expand. More...
  8. Nicole Mones: A Novelist Who Exemplifies Chinese-American FriendshipWed, 09 Dec 2015 08:09:53 PST
    Review of author Nicole Mones's works: Lost in Translation (1998), A Cup of Light (2002), The Last Chinese Chef (2007), and Night in Shanghai (2014). Originally published in US-China Review, Summer 2015, volume XXXIX, issue 3. More...
  9. Site 23JA275: Preliminary Report of Investigations, June 15 - July 9Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:30:10 PDT
    During the summer of 2015 the Johnson County Community College Midwest Archaeological Field School conducted investigations at 23JA275. 23JA275 is located in southwestern Jackson County, Missouri along the bank of Longview Lake, which is part of the Little Blue River. Based on the presence of diagnostic lanceolate points, the site is associated with the Nebo Hill phase and dates to the Late Archaic. This report summarizes the scope of fieldwork and presents the preliminary findings of our efforts. Our results confirm that 23JA275 is a relatively large (15000 m2) seasonally occupied Late Archaic residential camp. Although significant bioturbation has occurred, this area does hold potential for more extensive areal excavation in the future. More...
  10. Smiths Fork Archaeological Site (23CL223), Smiths Fork Campground, Clay County, MOFri, 30 Oct 2015 12:30:09 PDT
    Previous survey and excavation identified 23CL223 (the Smith's Fork archaeological site) as a possible Steed-Kisker phase household with intact sub-plow zone deosits and multiple loci of cultural activity, including a pit feature and a hearth. Our work was designed to explore the potential this site held for shedding light on Steed-Kisker lifeways by expanding excavations beyond the previously noted pit feature. To this end, we systematically excavated six 1m x 1m units, which revealed extensive disturbance from modern farming activities that may have damaged or destroyed in situ evidence of a Steed-Kisker house. A total of 55 artifacts, consisting of modern objects, charcoal, pottery, fire cracked rock, and stone tools were recovered. A soil discoloration that may represent the remains of a posthole was noted as well. More...