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The Chancellor’s New Robes: Online Education  [PDF]
Stan Braude, Jon Merrill
Creative Education (CE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2013.47A2009
Abstract: Online education is being rapidly embraced as a cash cow for reputable universities. Although there are legitimate advantages to online learning, the data on learning outcomes are scarce. We point out the reasons why high quality, live classes are unlikely to be replaced by online alternatives. However, we do describe the poor teaching practices that can be inexpensively replaced by online courses. We finally point out that best practices and high quality online education are expensive and cannot generate the revenue expected by university administrators.
Innovation in Biomedicine: Can Stem Cell Research Lead the Way to Affordability?
Merrill Goozner
PLOS Medicine , 2006, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030126
Eco-nomics: Are the Planet-Unfriendly Features of Capitalism Barriers to Sustainability?
Merrill Singer
Sustainability , 2010, DOI: 10.3390/su2010127
Abstract: This paper argues that there are essential features of capitalist modes of production, consumption, and waste dispersal in interaction with the environment and its built-in systemic features that contradict long-term sustainable development. These features include: (a) contradictions in the origin and meaning of sustainability; (b) the central role of the productivity ethic in capitalism and its reproduction in emergent green capitalism; (c) the commodification of nature and the continued promotion of expanding consumption; (d) globalism and the contradictions of continued Western-style development; and (e) the emergence of anthropogenic ecocrises and crises interaction. In light of these barriers to capitalist sustainability, an alternative social narrative is needed, one that embraces values, understandings, and relationships that promote ecological stability and justice.
Hacia una economía política del alcoholismo
Merrill Singer
Nueva antropología , 1988,
Associations between the Use of Antidepressants and Other Medications  [PDF]
Ray M. Merrill, Arielle A. Sloan
Open Journal of Depression (OJD) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojd.2014.31007
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to use a pharmacy claims database to identify associations between?and the timing of antidepressant and other medication use by age and sex. Material/Methods: A retrospective?cohort study was conducted of the 70,519 members of the Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators?(DMBA) insurance company who were continuously covered from the years 2001-2011. Results:?During 2009-2011, 13.3% of males and 21.6% of females had at least one pharmacy claim for antidepressants.?Those prescribed one of 25 different drug classifications were more likely than the general?population to have used antidepressants the previous year. For all of the drug classifications, the use of?antidepressants was significantly more common the same year and the year after the drug was first prescribed.?The positive association between antidepressant use and other selected drug classifications generally?depended on age rather than sex, with the positive association more pronounced in the youngest age?group. Conclusion: The positive association between antidepressant use and other selected drug classifications?suggests that depression may both lead to and result from many chronic diseases. This association?is the strongest among younger individuals, so this age group proves a valuable target for public health?interventions.
I love you ... and heroin: care and collusion among drug-using couples
Janie Simmons, Merrill Singer
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy , 2006, DOI: 10.1186/1747-597x-1-7
Abstract: These couples cared for each other similarly to the ways that non-drug-using couples care for their intimate partners. However, most also cared by helping each other avoid the symptoms of drug withdrawal. They did this by colluding with each other to procure and use drugs. Care and collusion in procuring and using drugs involved meanings and social practices that were constituted and reproduced by both partners in an interpersonal dynamic that was often overtly gendered. These gendered dynamics could be fluid and changed over time in response to altered circumstances and/or individual agency. They also were shaped by and interacted with long-standing historical, economic and socio-cultural forces including the persistent economic inequality, racism and other forms of structural violence endemic in the inner-city Hartford neighborhoods where these couples resided. As a result, these relationships offered both risk and protection from HIV, HCV and other health threats (e.g. arrest and violence).A more complex and nuanced understanding of drug-using couples can be tapped for its potential in shaping prevention and intervention efforts. For example, drug treatment providers need to establish policies which recognize the existence and importance of interpersonal dynamics between drug users, and work with them to coordinate detoxification and treatment for both partners, whenever possible, as well as provide additional couples-oriented services in an integrated and comprehensive drug treatment system.Nina Glick-Schiller [1] aptly captured the dehumanization and distortion of relatively stable intimate partnerships among drug-users when she wrote, "While other people have lovers and spouses, drug users have only 'sex partners."' This ethnographic study contributes to a broader, more nuanced portrayal of drug users by describing the interpersonal dynamics of 10 heroin and cocaine-using couples from Hartford, Connecticut. These couples cared for each other similarly to the w
A New Species of Ligyrocoris Stal With a Key to the Northeastern Species (Hemiptera:Lygaeidae)
Merrill H. Sweet
Psyche , 1963, DOI: 10.1155/1963/49672
Life expectancy among LDS and Non-LDS in Utah
Merrill Ray M.
Demographic Research , 2004,
Abstract: This paper compares life expectancy between members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormons) and non-LDS in Utah. It examines the extent to which tobacco-related deaths explain variation in life expectancy between LDS and non-LDS. Complete life table estimates were derived using conventional methods and cross-sectional data for white males and females from 1994-1998. Life expectancy was 77.3 for LDS males, 70.0 for non-LDS males, 82.2 for LDS females, and 76.4 for non-LDS females. For those alive at age 80, the remaining years of life expected were 8.2 for LDS males, 6.5 for non-LDS males, 10.3 for LDS females, and 7.1 for non-LDS females. Years of life expected increased more so among non-LDS after we removed deaths associated with tobacco use from the life table. A comparison between LDS and non-LDS of the adjusted life expectancy estimates indicates that although differential tobacco use explains some of the higher life expectancy in LDS, it only accounts for about 1.5 years of the 7.3 year difference for males and 1.2 years of the 5.8 year difference for females. Higher life expectancy experienced among LDS not explained by tobacco-related deaths may be due to factors associated with religious activity in general, such as better physical health, better social support, and healthier lifestyle behaviors. Religious activity may also have an independent protective effect against mortality.
Rational Approximation on Spheres
Dmitry Kleinbock,Keith Merrill
Mathematics , 2013,
Abstract: We quantify the density of rational points in the unit sphere $S^n$, proving analogues of the classical theorems on the embedding of $\q^n$ into $\r^n$. Specifically, we prove a Dirichlet theorem stating that every point $\alpha \in S^n$ is sufficiently approximable, the optimality of this approximation via the existence of badly approximable points, and a Khintchine theorem showing that the Lebesgue measure of approximable points is either zero or full depending on the convergence or divergence of a certain sum. These results complement and improve on previous results, particularly recent theorems of Ghosh, Gorodnik and Nevo.
Simple wavelet sets in R^n
Kathy D. Merrill
Mathematics , 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s12220-013-9468-8
Abstract: Wavelet sets that are finite unions of convex sets are constructed in $\mathbb R^n$, $n\geq 2$, for dilation by any expansive matrix that has a power equal to a scalar times the identity and also has all singular values greater than $\sqrt n$. In particular, we produce simple wavelet sets in any dimension for dilation by any real scalar greater than 1.
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