• 2020 Commencement – College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education

      College of Arts and Sciences; School of Education (2020-05-00)
      Ceremony for students from the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education.
    • 2020 Commencement – Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services and Bertolon School of Business

      Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services; Bertolon School of Business (2020-05-00)
      Ceremony for students from the Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services and the Bertolon School of Business.
    • 2020 Commencement – School of Graduate Studies

      School of Graduate Studies (2020-05-00)
      Ceremony for students from the School of Graduate Studies.
    • 2021 Commencement – College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education

      College of Arts and Sciences; School of Education (2021-05-00)
      Ceremony for students from the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education.
    • 2021 Commencement – Highlights

      Salem State University (2021-05-00)
      Full recordings of introductory remarks from President John D. Keenan, Provost and Academic Vice President David J. Silva, MSCA Salem Chapter President Tiffany Gayle Chenault, commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient Monique Williams Morris, and Alumni Association President Debra Lee Surface.
    • 2021 Commencement – Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services and Bertolon School of Business

      Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services; Bertolon School of Business (2021-05-00)
      Ceremony for students from the Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services and the Bertolon School of Business.
    • 2021 Commencement – School of Graduate Studies

      School of Graduate Studies (2021-05-00)
      Ceremony for students from the School of Graduate Studies.
    • 2022 Commencement – Afternoon Ceremony

      College of Arts and Sciences (2022-05-21)
      Ceremony for 58 graduate students and 311 undergraduate students from the following College of Arts & Sciences departments: Behavior Analysis, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, Counseling, Economics, Fire Science Administration, Geography, Geo-Information Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Media & Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sport and Movement Science, Teaching Physical Education
    • 2022 Commencement – Bertolon School of Business

      Bertolon School of Business (2022-05-19)
      Ceremony for 35 graduate students and 258 undergraduate students from the Bertolon School of Business.
    • 2022 Commencement – Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services

      Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services (2022-05-20)
      Ceremony for 180 graduate students and 383 undergraduate students from the Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services
    • 2022 Commencement – Morning Ceremony

      College of Arts and Sciences (2022-05-21)
      Ceremony for 64 graduate students and 321 undergraduate students from the following College of Arts & Sciences departments: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, English, Geological Sciences, History, Information Technology, Interdiscinplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Teaching English, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Teaching History, Teaching Mathematics, Teaching Middle School Mathematics, Teaching Spanish, Theatre Arts, World Languages and Cultures
    • 2022 Commencement – School of Education

      School of Education (2022-05-19)
      Ceremony for 250 graduate students and 82 undergraduate students from the School of Education.
    • A Comparative Analysis Of The Effects Of Antecedent Exposure To A Checklist And Performance-Based Feedback

      Trebicka, Helen; Rosenberg, David; Crone-Todd, Darlene (2022-05-05)
      This study focuses on training behavior technicians to implement discrete-trial training with clients on the autism spectrum through the use of an antecedent fidelity checklist, and performance based feedback.
    • A dance with trauma

      Wade, Anastasia; McLyman, Meghan (2021-05-01)
      Dance can be a powerful tool to cope and heal from trauma. This is a performance video of a solo created in response to a personal trauma.
    • A Duet

      Edmunds, Amanda; Miller, Betsy (2022-05-05)
      A Duet is a choreographic work which offers an abstract, embodied reflection on the power of dance in communication and discovery of the self in relationship to the world beyond. This Capstone in Dance project was first presented at the Salem State University dance program's production, Dances in the Raw, on April 25, 2022.
    • A Journey To Qinghai: Tutoring In Tibetan China

      Bao, Yining; Minett, Amy Jo (2020-05-04)
      This paper is a narrative of my summer travelling to and teaching English in one of the Tibetan autonomous regions of China. Last summer I went to Qinghai Province, one province in the west of China, traveling around and tutoring in a middle school. I want to show you my experiences in Qinghai Province, where I have been, what I have seen, and what I have felt. The journey to Qinghai was really significant and also helpful for me to know other parts of our country China. It was a journey full of culture. It was a journey full of fun.
    • A Late Glacial to Holocene Sediment Record of Ice-Rafted Detritus from Orphan Knoll, Northwest Atlantic Ocean

      Anastopoulos, Kristen M.; Cullen, James L.; Cullen, James (2021-05-01)
      High-resolution sediment records from North Atlantic deep-sea sediments have been used to document millennial-scale abrupt climate oscillations during the last glacial cycle. A five-meter core (DY081-GVY002) was recovered from the Orphan Knoll, Northwest Atlantic Ocean during the RRS Discovery Cruise ICY LAB in 2017. Forty-closely spaced samples from the top 65cm (1-2 cm spacing) have been used to generate two proxies that record changes in the input of ice-rafted detritus (IRD): IRD/g, lithic grains >150µm per gram of sediment, %IRD ((number of lithic grains >150µm) / (number of lithic grains >150µm + number of planktic foraminifers >150µm)) x 100). Our record, which significantly improves the resolution previously presented by Gugliemli et al. (2020), reveals a series of abrupt increases in IRD input ranging from 4,000-7,200 lithic grains/g within a background of 3,000 or less lithic grains/g, at 5cm, 10cm, 25cm, 38cm and 44cm. The %IRD record reveals high values over the interval of 34cm-55cm that correspond to high IRD/g input which can be correlated to an interval of high Ca/Sr ratios, a proxy that has been previously used to indicate the input of detrital carbonates composed of dolomite and/or inorganic calcite (Hodell et al. 2008). We have preliminarily correlated this interval to Heinrich event 1 (H1), one of a series of abrupt increases in IRD input that occurred throughout the North Atlantic during the last glacial (MIS 4-2); (Heinrich 1988). Another high interval in the Ca/Sr ratio occurs at 12-15cm this corresponds to a peak in %IRD, we have preliminarily correlated this interval as Heinrich event 0 (H0). Our data suggests a closer relationship between %IRD and Ca/Sr proxies, whereas IRD/g is more easily influenced by other factors. The other peaks in IRD/g that also record low %IRD occur when Ca/Sr ratios are at lower background levels, suggesting the decoupling of these proxies for reasons we have not been able to explain yet.
    • A Literature Review of Effects of Concussions on the Brain and Mental Health of Athletes

      Devine, Tyler; Scottgale, Thomas (2021-05-01)
      This literature review investigates the effects concussions have on the brain and mental health of athletes. The mechanism of concussions is described as how it affects the brain and some possible cellular effects. Then several studies are highlighted in the major contact sports of football and soccer as well as a comparison of the rate of concussions in men’s versus women’s sports. It is also pointed out that concussions occur much more often in competition than in practice sessions. The analysis shows there’s a strong correlation between concussions and mental issues such as anxiety, depression, behavioral and emotional changes. Functional Neurocognitive Imaging is a new technique used in detecting concussion injuries and can be used to develop a treatment plan for injured individuals. It is also pointed out that concussions can lead to serious disorders like Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Second Impact Syndrome (SIS), and Parkinson’s Disease, but with the correct amount of treatment and recovery time, athletes can go back to living their life normally without the fear of future mental backlash from their initial concussion.
    • A New Asymmetric Encryption Algorithm Involving Both Group And Number Theory: Derivation Of The Lucente Stabile Atkins Cryptosystem Using Gauss’s Generalization Of Wilson’s Theorem

      Lucente Stabile, Francesco; Atkins, Carey; Rosenthal, Arthur James; Rosenthal, Arthur James (2020-05-04)
      Our research led to the discovery of an asymmetric encryption algorithm that follows Kerckhoff's principle and relies on a specific case of Gauss's Generalization of Wilson's Theorem. Unlike prime factorization based algorithms, the eavesdropping cryptanalyst has no indication that he has successfully decrypted the cyphertext. For this reason, we aim to show that this algorithm is not only more secure than existing asymmetric algorithms, but it has the potential to be significantly computationally faster.
    • A Poke And Prod Into The Attitudes Of College-Aged Students Towards The COVID-19 Vaccine

      McCarthy, Morgan; Leong, Pamela (2022-05-05)
      This research investigates the attitudes of college-aged students towards the COVID-19 vaccine. The prediction is that vaccine hesitancy towards the COVID-19 vaccines that exists in the college-aged population is due to misinformation, distrust in vaccines, and being uninformed. To test this hypothesis, a survey was conducted collecting information regarding vaccines and the COVID-19 pandemic from Salem State University students. The results could not confirm the hypothesis since no significant relationships were found due to the limitations of the study. Although the hypothesis of this research could not be confirmed, this research provides   foundation for future research.