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Winter Olympics Part 3, Richard C. Crepeau 2018 University of Central Florida

Winter Olympics Part 3, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

The final two premier figure skating events of the Winter Olympics were held this week. They were hotly contested and the skating itself was some of the best ever seen at the Olympics.


Winter Olympics Part 2, Richard C. Crepeau 2018 University of Central Florida

Winter Olympics Part 2, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

At any Olympic Games there are constants and surprises and the ongoing Winter Olympics is no exception. In terms of the constants, the Dutch dominance in speed skating continues. Six gold medals and eleven overall medals put them well ahead of all other competitors in these events. The Dutch have won a total of 105 medals in Olympic speed skating all-time.


Olympic Figure Skating Part I, Richard C. Crepeau 2018 University of Central Florida

Olympic Figure Skating Part I, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Other than the World Series, this is my favorite two weeks in sport, and among all the events at the Winter Olympics, figure skating and ski jumping are the ones I enjoy most. I have been lucky enough to attend one Winter Olympics, the 2002 Winter Games at Salt Lake.


Dragon Slayers: Remastering And Redefining The Enduring Struggle, Lexine Lynner 2018 University of Minnesota, Morris

Dragon Slayers: Remastering And Redefining The Enduring Struggle, Lexine Lynner

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

This paper uses a historical perspective to examine the lasting appeal of a particular fairy tale throughout a variety of cultures and time periods. By analyzing the various interpretations of characters within the dragon slayer tale type, we can see the cultural significance of fairy tales throughout history. It examines similarities and differences between three examples of the tale type (Perseus and Andromeda from 8 AD in Greece and Rome, The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok from the 13th Century in Northern Europe, and The Two Brothers from 1857 in Germany), taking into account the differing perspectives and life experiences ...


The New Minnesota, Richard C. Crepeau 2018 University of Central Florida

The New Minnesota, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

It is the “Bold North.”

The “Frozen Tundra” has been jettisoned and the “Bold North” is the new brand for Minnesota. I am assuming that this is the winter label only, and that the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” still reigns over that small window of time called summer, or if you prefer, August.


The Uselessness Of Art: Critique And Contradiction In The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Chelsea E. Kidd 2018 Florida Southern College

The Uselessness Of Art: Critique And Contradiction In The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Chelsea E. Kidd

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

In the preface of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890), Oscar Wilde argues that “all art is quite useless” and the only thing art is good for is its beauty. The Picture of Dorian Gray, however, is a work of literary art that is the opposite of useless; it serves as a critique of the hypocrisy of Victorian society. Strict legislative and cultural moral reforms at the time of the novel’s publication caused upper class Victorians to separate their private and public lives so that they could outwardly reflect society’s image of moral behavior while they really acted ...


The Bronx Was Brewing: A Digital Resource Of A Lost Industry, Michelle Zimmer 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Bronx Was Brewing: A Digital Resource Of A Lost Industry, Michelle Zimmer

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The Bronx: a bucolic oasis laden with history, a suburb within city-limits, an urban warzone, and thanks to the recent renaissance, a phoenix of progress rising from the proverbial ashes of the fires that burned through the borough in the 1970’s. But many people are unaware that the Bronx also brewed.
Uncovering the brewing industry of the Bronx tells not only the story of the lost industry, but it also communicates the narrative of the development of the Bronx. The brewers were German immigrants who developed a thriving industry by introducing lager beer to the United States by taking ...


Race, Sexuality, And Masculinity On The Down Low, Stephen Kochenash 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Race, Sexuality, And Masculinity On The Down Low, Stephen Kochenash

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In a so-called post-racial America, a new gay identity has flourished and come into the limelight. However, in recent years, researchers have concluded that not all men who have sex with other men (MSM) self-identify as gay, most noticeably a large population of Black men. It is possible that a tainted history of Black enslavement in this country that is inextricably linked with ideas of space, surveillance, subversion, and survival inform a Black male’s self-identification as being “on the down low” (DL). This begs the question: What does mainstream society view as gay-ness and how is the DL ...


A Colony’S State Of Sovereignty: Decolonization Has Yet To Take Place In Rwanda, Mahalia Mehu 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

A Colony’S State Of Sovereignty: Decolonization Has Yet To Take Place In Rwanda, Mahalia Mehu

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Martin Shipway, renowned author of Decolonization and Its Impact and professor of twentieth-century French Studies stated that:

"[...]it took only about twenty years for most of the formal structures and institutions of colonialism [...]to be swept away.[The] often violent and intermittently intense period of crisis[...] [explains] an international phenomenon as complex as decolonization[...] ."

Yet this quote by Shipway does not speak to the fact that independence from former colonial powers has not been fully achieved and neither has decolonization. According to the documentation of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, the former German/Belgian colony of Rwanda did not achieve ...


The Nasser Case, Richard C. Crepeau 2018 University of Central Florida

The Nasser Case, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

The reaction to the statements made by victims at Larry Nassar’s trial has been dramatic as the horrifying details of decades of sexual abuse rolled out into the courtroom, then on television, and across social media. The women who appeared in court to confront Nassar have been praised for their courage and strength. The reality of the ordeal that they endured in silence was shocking and appalling.


A Painful History : Symbols Of The Confederacy: A Conversation About The Tension Between Preserving History And Declaring Contemporary Values 1-19-2018, Michael M. Bowden 2018 Roger Williams University School of Law

A Painful History : Symbols Of The Confederacy: A Conversation About The Tension Between Preserving History And Declaring Contemporary Values 1-19-2018, Michael M. Bowden

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: A Painful History 1-19-2018, Roger Williams University School of Law 2018 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: A Painful History 1-19-2018, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address: Speakers: Alfred Brophy, Paul And Charlene Jones Chair In Law University Of Alabama School Of Law ; Martha S. Jones, Society Of Black Alumni Presidential Professor And Professor Of History Johns Hopkins University January 18, 2018, Roger Williams University School of Law 2018 Roger Williams University

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address: Speakers: Alfred Brophy, Paul And Charlene Jones Chair In Law University Of Alabama School Of Law ; Martha S. Jones, Society Of Black Alumni Presidential Professor And Professor Of History Johns Hopkins University January 18, 2018, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.


The Winter Olympics Approach, Richard C. Crepeau 2018 University of Central Florida

The Winter Olympics Approach, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

With the approach of the 2018 Winter Olympics, one can only wonder what might happen. The threats of war on the Korean Peninsula, the threat to the games posed by the quiet diplomacy of the President of the United States, the possibility that Russia was to be excluded from the games and now will be only partially excluded, the decision by Gary Bettman and the National Hockey League to keep NHL players out of the games, all endangered or diminished the games in their own way.


Frankenstein And “The Labours Of Men Of Genius”: Science And Medical Ethics In The Early 19th Century, Allison Lemley 2018 Grand Valley State University

Frankenstein And “The Labours Of Men Of Genius”: Science And Medical Ethics In The Early 19th Century, Allison Lemley

Grand Valley Journal of History

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, first published in 1818, used a sprawling network of allusions to contemporary literary and scientific works, which strongly reflected Romantic scientific and literary ideology. The robust connections between Romantic artistic and scientific circles included personal and professional relationships, scientists writing literary works, and authors discussing scientific advances. The closely linked scientific and artistic community helped define science and the nature of life in the new era. Medical historians have not fully discussed the debate concerning medical ethics in this period, detailing earlier Enlightenment medical ethics and later Romantic medical developments, which more closely resemble modern scientific ...


The National Champion, Richard C. Crepeau 2018 University of Central Florida

The National Champion, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Here in Orlando the National College Football Champions received their trophy about one hour before the kickoff of the FBS National Championship Game in Atlanta. They also had a National Championship parade at Disney World on Sunday.


Perceptions On Santería: Then And Now, Ludmille Glaude 2018 La Salle University

Perceptions On Santería: Then And Now, Ludmille Glaude

Undergraduate Research

This paper will examine how the Batista and Castro regimes were able to impact the perception of Santería amongst the Cuban public. Santeria is a polytheistic religion practiced in Cuba that combines elements of Yoruba beliefs and Catholicism. Recently, Santeria appears to be experiencing a growth in visibility in Cuba. The syncretic religion and its visibility, has become of interest to examine and report on, amongst many media outlets. According to a Vice News article published as recently as 2014, the author dubs Santería as “Cuba’s New Religion”. The article describes Santería as a dynamic form of worship, with ...


The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society 2018 Sacred Heart University

The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

Irish Yale prof James W. Toumey led 10-year fight that saved Sleeping Giant --When Katie O’Neill Regan of Hamden got involved in planning a family reunion, the end result was the renting of six houses in County Kerry, and a weeklong shindig of more than 40 kinfolk from the United States, Ireland and England --Connecticut Irishtown: Hamden --Four hundred men from Hamden served in the United States military during World War I. At least 75 of them were of Irish ancestry or natives of Ireland.


An American Myth In The (Re)Making: The Timeless Fantasy Appeal Of 'The King And I', Lina Purtscher 2018 Scripps College

An American Myth In The (Re)Making: The Timeless Fantasy Appeal Of 'The King And I', Lina Purtscher

Scripps Senior Theses

It is now well-known that The King and I has little claim to truth. Recent research has exposed the inaccuracy of the “biographical” works on which the musical is based: Anna Leonowens invented many things about her personal background and experiences. Much of her life, then, is a contrived fantasy. Yet her life of fantasy has been resurrected in countless adaptations, including the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and its 2015 revival production, that ceaselessly draw audiences. The fascination of American audiences with Anna’s tale lies their belief in the timeless American ideals that her fantasy employs: those of ...


Bsc Football: The Swenson Era, Jim Tartari, Mike Hughes, Bob Mason, Charlie Worden 2018 Bridgewater State University

Bsc Football: The Swenson Era, Jim Tartari, Mike Hughes, Bob Mason, Charlie Worden

Monograph Selections from the Archives

A recollection of Bridgewater State College Coach Edward Swenson’s efforts to bring varsity-level football back into a Massachusetts state college and the stories of the trials and tribulations of his first eight years as head coach. The book is a Bridgewater State University Football Alumni project inspired by many of Coach Swenson’s former players, commemorating the coach and several of their former teammates.


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