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October 2014



Belhaven University's Historic Building Transforms Into Top Science Facility

By: David Sprayberry

When it comes to teaching science in higher education, professors need the right facilities to reinforce and supplement what they are teaching. When professors have those advanced facilities, it can make all the difference in a student's learning experience.


The Safety and Sustainability Factors of Filtered Fume Hoods, Ductless Fumed Hoods, and Ducted Fume Hoods

By: Kenneth Crooks

Fume hoods are a central component in most laboratories. Whether you are designing a new lab or renovating an existing one, it's a challenge to incorporate safety, reliability and sustainability. These same issues hold true for lab managers when thinking about updating their existing equipment.


Proper Flooring in Learning Environments Yields Multiple Positive Outcomes

By: David Daughtrey

A growing body of research links acoustics with student achievement and performance. With flooring, university facility managers have an excellent opportunity to positively influence the acoustical performance of an academic space.


The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection at Florida Southern College

By: Cary McMullen

"Desire Conference with you concerning plans for Great Education Temple in Florida. Wire contract when and where I can see you." - Ludd Spivey to Frank Lloyd Wright, April 1, 1938



College of Idaho Rethinks Mathematics

By: Rachel James Clevenger

In addition to spearheading a redesign of the undergraduate mathematics curriculum at The College of Idaho and serving as an inspiring educator and mentor on campus, Dr. Robin Cruz has also designed and sustained MASSI-a summer enrichment program for at-risk middle school students to feel empowered in math and science-and maintained regular contributions of original problems for WeBWorK, a free online resource for students and educators.


CAVE (Clark Anti-Violence Education): A Case Study for Violence Prevention Programming

By: Kathleen M. Palm Reed, Ph.D. & Denise A. Hines, Ph.D.

Sexual assault on college campuses is a significant public health concern. Sexual assault includes any nonconsensual sexual contact or intercourse, whether by force, threats, or inability to give consent due to incapacitation.


Reducing Unwanted Stage Noise with Staging Platforms

By: Bob Randall

Most people have experienced unwanted sound in a performing arts venue. Sometimes other patrons nearby are whispering to each other, or a cell phone goes off unexpectedly. In other cases, the venue itself may not be acoustically adequate and part of the architecture creates unwanted sound or the sound system itself creates feedback. In all cases, unwanted sound is often annoying and distracting.



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