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    • Ray Barbrick to Edna McGlynn - July 19, 1943

      Barbrick, Ray (1943-07-19)
      At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
    • Vincent J. Archer to Edna McGlynn - October 20, 1943

      Archer, Vincent J. (1943-10-20)
      At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
    • Diversity Matters: From Evolution to the Workplace

      Quiñones-Soto, Semarhy; Salem State University Biology Department and ThermoFisher Scientific (2024-02-15)
      Diversity can refer to genetic variations within an evolving population or to different individuals who contribute to a productive workplace. This talk focuses on the intersection between science and art as a way to teach about diversity.
    • Prolonged Blue Light Exposure Alters Phototransduction Efficiency and One-Carbon Metabolism Processes in the Drosophila Eye

      Stanhope, Sarah; Sponsored by the Salem State University Biology Department and ThermoFisher Scientific (2024-02-15)
      Oxidative stress in the eye is associated with the development and progression of ocular diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. This talk focuses on how blue light exposure results in oxidative stress in the Drosophila eye and will discuss proteins that are susceptible to changes in oxidation status and/or redox signaling events. Interestingly, we identified several key phototransduction and one-carbon metabolism proteins with oxidative modifications correlating with changes in enzymatic activity.
    • Strategic Growth in Social Vertebrates

      Buston, Peter; Salem State University Biology Department and ThermoFisher Scientific (2024-02-12)
      Recent evidence suggests that social vertebrates can modify their growth and size in an adaptive fashion in response to fine-grain changes in social conditions. In this talk, I will review experimental evidence for strategic growth in social vertebrates, describe conditions under which strategic growth commonly occurs, and highlight examples of convergent evolution of strategic growth across the tree of life.
    • From Air to Makeup: Addressing Environmental Justice in the U.S.

      Martinez, Micaela; Salem State University SACNAS Chapter and the Charles Albert Read Trust (2024-02-15)
      This talk will explore opportunities for centering social justice as we, as a society, address climate change and other environmental crises. We will discuss how structural racism impacts environmental exposures and health in the U.S.; then, we will go in-depth into examples of how advocates, community members, and scientists are coming together to tackle air pollution and toxic chemicals in beauty products.
    • Dear Paranthropus, WTF* Did You Eat?

      Uno, Kevin; Salem State University Geological Sciences Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust (2024-02-14)
      Animals interact the most with their environment when feeding so reconstructing diets of extinct species can provide insight into their ecology and evolution. In the case of humans, *what types of food did our ancient ancestors, like closely related Homo erectus and distantly related Paranthropus boisei, eat? In this talk, I’ll reveal what isotopes in teeth tell us about our past.
    • Science Superpowers: Not What You Think

      Romano Young, Karen; Salem State University Biological Society and the Charles Albert Read Trust (2024-02-12)
      I'm no Einstein, but I've figured out what I need to do to get ahead in science -- and to share what I've figured out with kids. Through my books, science comics, and a new project called I Was A Kid (designed to invite the next generation into STEAM), I'll fill you in, and send you out with new ideas about ways to engage kids -- and yourself!
    • Managing Present and Increased Coastal Flooding in Boston

      Kirshen, Paul; Salem State Geography and Sustainability Department and the College of Arts and Sciences (2024-02-14)
      In 2018 the City of Boston made the decision to use shore-based nature-based approaches (NBA) to manage present and increased coastal flooding. The alternative to this was to construct a massive offshore harbor-wide barrier. Effective implementation of NBA will require research into the socio-economic and biophysical performance of these systems.
    • Immunity to Tuberculosis

      Acheampong, Ellen; Salem State University Biology Department and ThermoFisher Scientific (2024-02-16)
      Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterial pathogen that causes tuberculosis, is responsible for 10 million cases and 1.5 million deaths each year. Fortunately, most infected people never develop disease. This presentation will discuss what immune components are required to contain infection and why immunity fails and permits disease in some cases.
    • Living with White Sharks

      Skomal, Greg; Salem State Scuba Club and ThermoFisher Scientific (2024-02-16)
      For more than a decade, the Division of Marine Fisheries and collaborators have been studying the ecology and behavior of white sharks off Cape Cod using state-of-the-art tagging technology. This presentation will highlight how this research is being used to mitigate potential shark and human conflicts.
    • Henry Baush to Edna McGlynn - September 18, 1945

      Baush, Henry (1945-09-18)
      At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
    • The A&P News

      The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (1926-05-31)
      Weekly newsletter for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
    • Henry Baush to Edna McGlynn - August 3, 1944

      Baush, Henry (1944-08-03)
      At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
    • Browsing in Disequilibrium: How Media Behaviors are Influenced by Excess and Deficit

      Jacobs, Kenneth; Klapak, Brian (2023-05)
      The widespread use of smartphones has made it easier to browse the internet and consume various forms of media, including videos and advertisements. This study aimed to investigate the effects of restricting video access while increasing exposure to advertisements. Specifically, we examined whether participants would watch fewer videos when exposed to more advertisements and whether they would tolerate more ads to gain additional video-watching time. We recruited four students from Salem State University to participate in an experiment designed to manipulate their video and advertisement viewing behavior. Baseline levels of advertisement and video viewing behaviors were measured to create two conditions of disequilibrium: Deficit and Excess. Deficit conditions restricted access to videos while Excess conditions bombarded participants with more advertisements than they viewed during baseline. The results demonstrated that disequilibrium could alter participants' media consumption habits by increasing or decreasing time spent watching advertisements and videos. The current study also examined the nature of “browsing” during disequilibrium. Noncontingent browsing was available to determine whether or not participants would engage in this alternative behavior during disequilibrium conditions. Lastly, the current study highlights the ethical implications of disequilibrium, as companies could potentially exploit it for profit.
    • Practical Application of Behavior Analysis with Wild Animals in a Sanctuary Setting

      Jacobs, Kenneth; Anckner, Christine (2023-05)
      While applied behavior analysis (ABA) is associated with human services, there is a historical basis for applying behavior analytic principles and procedures to the behaviors of domestic and wild animals. Recent research indicates that there are already procedural similarities between the work of applied behavior analysts and animal behavior professionals. A pronounced difference, however, is the absence of behavioral data collected in zoological settings. Caretakers report that they understand the importance of data collection but cite a lack of time and financial resources as barriers. This study explored alternative data collection methods at an educational wolf sanctuary using visitor collected data. Visitors were asked to collect data on either one or two animal behaviors during a 50-minute presentation. Interobserver agreement was calculated to determine whether visitors could collect data in agreement with an independent observer. Results indicated that visitor collected data was within the acceptable range of agreement. Additionally, Q methodology was used to measure visitor beliefs about captive wildlife before and after attending an educational presentation with captive gray wolves present. Results indicated that while visitor beliefs varied from pre- to post-sort, these changes were not statistically significant.
    • Garden Rememory In My Garden (Book) By Jamaica Kincaid

      Valens, Keja; Wright, Heather (2022-12)
      My Garden (Book) is a collection of essays by Jamica Kincaid. In My Garden (Book) rememory is part of the storytelling and the overall narrative structure. Rememory appears as a recursive happening that allows Kincaid space to return to the historical record to offer recovery. Rememory is present in Kincaid's connection to Antiguan botany and a past that flourishes in the modern present; it exists as a bridge upon which much of the western African diaspora flows. Rememory is also present in the narrative structure of My Garden (Book). Kincaid shakes up the expectations of a narrative form; she breaks sentence structure with thought interruptions, jumps through time and place, inserts lists, and letters, and disrupts categorization and order, such as chapter titles. Rememory becomes an active agent in the narrative storytelling of the garden, excavates otherwise forgotten narratives, and demands a change in thinking, form, and the historical record.
    • Henry Baush to Edna McGlynn - April 14, 1945

      Baush, Henry (1945-04-14)
      At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
    • Henry Baush to Edna McGlynn - March 19, 1944

      Baush, Henry (1944-03-19)
      At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
    • Henry Baush to Edna McGlynn - May 19, 1944

      Baush, Henry (1944-05-19)
      At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.