AMS Executive Director Donald E. McClure will retire in the summer of 2016. For seven and a half years, McClure has provided steady, thoughtful guidance to the AMS, McClure is wise and thoughtful, knowledgeable and strategic ensuring that the Society continues to thrive in its main role of supporting mathematics and the mathematical community, while also… (More)
Two strains of St. Louis encephalitis virus were isolated from overwintering mosquitoes collected in Maryland and Pennsylvania during January and February 1977. There isolations from Culex pipiens constitute evidence that a mosquito-borne flavivirus can persist in a vector mosquito in temperate climates during the winter season.
The mechanism by which western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) virus and other mosquito-borne alphaviruses (Togaviridae) survive during periods of vector inactivity is unknown. Recently, three strains of WEE virus were isolated from adult Aedes dorsalis collected as larvae from a salt marsh in a coastal region of California. This provides evidence of… (More)
Temporal variation in the abundance of the encephalitis virus vector mosquito, Culex tarsalis Coquillet, was linked significantly with coincident and antecedent measures of regional climate, including temperature, precipitation, snow pack, and the El Niño/Southern Oscillation anomaly. Although variable among traps, historical records that spanned two to… (More)
A steady-state equilibrium model and a rate-based model were developed and compared for packed reactive distillation columns for the production of tert-amyl methyl ether (TAME) and methyl acetate. For the methyl acetate system, both models yield good agreement with experimental data. The results predicted by the equilibrium and rate-based models are similar… (More)
A recent case of California encephalitis, a rare mosquito-borne viral disease, represents only the fourth ever reported and the first since the initial three cases in 1945. This case was diagnosed retrospectively on the basis of a rise in antibody titer between acute- and convalescent-phase serum samples.
The height equivalent to a theoretical plate (HETP) of nine types of structured packing was successfully modeled using a neural network. The network was trained on data similar to that used to develop semiempirical mass-transfer models. The HETP was then predicted using the trained network. The neural network model yields a very accurate prediction of… (More)
in the MS Forensics program. Foundation in theory and practice of forensic DNA analysis; past, present , and emerging technologies; legal and quality assurance issues. DNA extraction, DNA quantita-tion, multiplex amplification of STR loci, capillary electrophoresis of amplified products, and analysis of STR typing data. (Same course as Forensic Science… (More)