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Denying The Animosity: Understanding Narratives Of Harmony From The Nellie Massacre, 1983, Jabeen Yasmeen 2020 Indian Institute of Technology

Denying The Animosity: Understanding Narratives Of Harmony From The Nellie Massacre, 1983, Jabeen Yasmeen

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

This article tries to understand through oral narratives from the Nellie Massacre of 1983 to reflect on how societies in India adhere to a narrative of harmony between different communities and a familial structure before a conflict breaks out, denying the existence of any palpable enmity amongst the communities. It will see how and why the assertions of peaceful co-existence may differ in case of the majority and minority in India. While there may be genuine assertions of harmony, such assertions may also be based on different factors such as majority strength, fear of retaliation and the compulsions of co-existence.


The Women Of The Virus Research Laboratory: The Hidden History Of The Salk Vaccine Through The Women Who Worked With Dr. Jonas Salk In Pittsburgh, Pa From 1947 To 1955, Julie Kerlin 2020 Westminster College, New Wilmington Pennsylvania

The Women Of The Virus Research Laboratory: The Hidden History Of The Salk Vaccine Through The Women Who Worked With Dr. Jonas Salk In Pittsburgh, Pa From 1947 To 1955, Julie Kerlin

The Macksey Journal

Dr. Jonas Salk is known as an American hero who saved the nation when he developed the polio vaccine. His achievement was announced to the world on April 12, 1955. Dr. Salk was rightfully and universally praised, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. But Dr. Salk did not work alone. Few of his coworkers were credited by Salk, at the time or in the wake of the announcement, and as a result the media and the public knew next to nothing about the eight-year-long collaborative efforts in Salk’s Virus Research Laboratory (VRL). His coworkers and assistants were ...


Every Step A Novel: Historical Circumstances And Somali American Identity, Haden Griggs 2020 Utah State University

Every Step A Novel: Historical Circumstances And Somali American Identity, Haden Griggs

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

This project is designed to help high school students learn about the experiences, history and identity of Somali men who came to Utah as refugees. It is organized around the oral histories of eight Somali men who live in the Salt Lake City area. They were collected by Haden Griggs in the latter half of 2019. Transcripts and audio recordings for all the interviews are available here.

A paper, analyzing the historical circumstances and variations on Somali identity, is included here for scholarly or instructor use. This project also includes a digital exhibit tracing recent Somali history and contextualizing the ...


Overview And Acknowledgments, Marc Roscoe Loustau 2020 College of the Holy Cross

Overview And Acknowledgments, Marc Roscoe Loustau

Journal of Global Catholicism

No abstract provided.


Nationalistic Massacre Victims Triumph Over Ccp, Nathan Huffine 2020 Chapman University

Nationalistic Massacre Victims Triumph Over Ccp, Nathan Huffine

Voces Novae

Following the Japanese invasion of mainland China, and the subsequent Nanjing Massacre in 1937, Chinese Massacre survivors gained a nationalistic perspective as a result of their lived experiences. Later, these survivors’ nationalistic perspective came in direct conflict with the class-based perspective held by the Chinese Communist Party. This clash in political views helps shed light upon much of the internal and external Chinese historical narrative throughout the mid to late twentieth century.


George And Rosie Rich, Interviewed By Bruce Leslie, Jacob Tynan, Bruce Leslie 2020 SUNY Brockport

George And Rosie Rich, Interviewed By Bruce Leslie, Jacob Tynan, Bruce Leslie

Interviews With Staff Past & Present

Rosie A. Rich worked at SUNY Brockport for six years from 1958 to 1964. She taught health and served as a faculty advisor for women's bowling, field hockey, swimming, water ballet, and in many more sports in Brockport's athletics and physical education department.

George Rich is an alumnus of SUNY Brockport, and was in the Class of 1954 and Class of 1962 for his BS, MS, and his CERT. He attended the Campus School as a child, as he is a Brockport native. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Brockport as well as his Master ...


Ua37/2 Corona Paper, Ellen Micheletti 2020 Western Kentucky University

Ua37/2 Corona Paper, Ellen Micheletti

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

Paper written regarding Ellen Micheletti's experiences during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic.


Rosie A. Rich Interview, Jacob Tynan 2020 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Rosie A. Rich Interview, Jacob Tynan

Interviews With Staff Past & Present

No abstract provided.


John A. Van De Wettering, Interviewed By Kenneth O'Brien, Jacob Tynan, Kenneth O'Brien 2020 SUNY Brockport

John A. Van De Wettering, Interviewed By Kenneth O'Brien, Jacob Tynan, Kenneth O'Brien

Interviews With Staff Past & Present

John A. Van de Wettering was President of SUNY Brockport from 1981 to 1997. Van de Wettering was the fourth president of the college. During his time as President Van de Wettering implemented an idea of “streamlining” administration and faculty to form better relationships with the college’s students. He also had to deal with letting faculty go due to budgetary restraints; during his presidency there were many times that the college was affected by its budget. There was also an increase in students coming into the college during his time in office. There was an increase in full time ...


Albert W. Brown Interview #2, Jacob Tynan 2020 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Albert W. Brown Interview #2, Jacob Tynan

Interviews With Staff Past & Present

Albert W. Brown was the President of SUNY Brockport from 1965 to 1981. Brown was the third President of the college. During his time as President the College experienced a great period of growth. Enrollment grew throughout his term from 3,000-12,000 students. The college also changed from a Teacher’s College to a SUNY Comprehensive Undergraduate and Graduate Institution. He was instrumental in the development of programs such as Delta College, the Mature Adult College Program, the Peace Corp., the College Degree Program, the 3-1-3 High School College Articulated Program, the Washington Semester Program and the Philosophical Year ...


Orlo A. Derby, Interviewed By Bruce Leslie, Jacob Tynan, Bruce Leslie 2020 SUNY Brockport

Orlo A. Derby, Interviewed By Bruce Leslie, Jacob Tynan, Bruce Leslie

Interviews With Staff Past & Present

Dr. Orlo A. Derby served on the Brockport faculty from 1941 to 1974. He came to Brockport Normal in June 1941 as an Instructor of English. He held that position until June 1942 when he left to serve in the army. In June 1946, after he served as an Infantry Captain, he came back to Brockport, then the Brockport State Teachers College, as an Assistant Professor of Education. In 1948 he received a full professorship position. From 1969 to 1971 he served as Director of Graduate Programs for the Development of Curriculum and Instruction.


Albert W. Brown Interviewed By Kenneth O'Brien #1, Jacob Tynan, Kenneth O'Brien 2020 SUNY Brockport

Albert W. Brown Interviewed By Kenneth O'Brien #1, Jacob Tynan, Kenneth O'Brien

Interviews With Staff Past & Present

Albert W. Brown was the President of the College from 1965 to 1981. Brown was the third President of the College. During his time as President the College experienced a great period of growth. Enrollment grew throughout his term from 3,000-12,000 students. The college also changed from a Teacher’s College to a SUNY Comprehensive Undergraduate and Graduate Institution. He pioneered and led such programs as the Delta College, Mature Adult College Program, Peace Corp., College Degree Program, 3-1-3 High School College Articulated Program, the Washington Semester Program and the Philosophical Year.


Desde La Periferia De La Milpa: Testimonios De Msm De Los Ranchos Y Los Pueblos De Southern Mexico (From The Periphery Of The Cornfield: Testimonies Of Msm From The Ranches And Towns Of Southern Mexico), Luis Esparza 2020 California State University - San Bernardino

Desde La Periferia De La Milpa: Testimonios De Msm De Los Ranchos Y Los Pueblos De Southern Mexico (From The Periphery Of The Cornfield: Testimonies Of Msm From The Ranches And Towns Of Southern Mexico), Luis Esparza

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The purpose of this project is to celebrate and honor resistance strategies MSM have originally implemented, inherited, and recreated. I accomplished this using a pláticas[1] methodology (Fierros & Delgado-Bernal, 2016). This is a methodology that humanizes participants by treating their testimonials as legitimate knowledge (Fierros & Delgado-Bernal, 2016). Together, my contributors and I constructed a list of resistance strategies as they tied their experiences in relation to and against repressive colonial rhetoric that continues to be re-articulated in the rural.

[1] Talks


Fuitina: Love, Sex, And Rape In Modern Italy, 1945–Present, Antonella Vitale 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Fuitina: Love, Sex, And Rape In Modern Italy, 1945–Present, Antonella Vitale

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The term fuitina in Sicilian dialect is a word used to describe a form of abduction, and is a variation of the more formal Italian term fuga, meaning a flight or escape. Fuitina, was essentially a sanctioned bride theft. Often, after the abduction of a woman, the abductor would seek a reparatory or rehabilitating marriage that would restore the woman’s “honor” and absolve the man of bride theft. Until 1981, the Italian legal system supported the practice of fuitina and rarely prosecuted men who kidnapped and raped women under the guise of this tradition. The practice of fuitina and ...


Making It Up As He Goes: Trump’S Improvisational Rhetoric And The Hyper-Rhetorical Presidency, 2020 Bryant University

Making It Up As He Goes: Trump’S Improvisational Rhetoric And The Hyper-Rhetorical Presidency

History and Social Sciences Faculty Journal Articles

Trump disregards the norms of presidential communication by regularly speaking or tweeting off-the-cuff with seemingly little forethought or editorial input. As White House administrations institutionalized presidential speechwriting and strategic communications over the past century, meticulously-crafted rhetoric became the norm. Trump’s improvisational rhetoric is the antithesis of the highly-professionalized, disciplined approach to political communication we have come to expect from the presidency. This essay takes the position that his reliance on improvisational rhetoric is more than a matter of communication; it is a matter of governance. Trump regularly uses improvised communication to make important policy decisions. In doing so, the ...


Paper House: The Revolution, The Disappeared, And The Historicity Of Lebanon, Elsa Saade 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Paper House: The Revolution, The Disappeared, And The Historicity Of Lebanon, Elsa Saade

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis will be an attempt to reenact events in relation to the disappeared and the Lebanese civil war, with the help of newspaper cuts, oral history, theories on historical writing, memories, and books on Lebanon. As a prospective historian, the writer will be tapping into the internal event of thought processes and meaning of the past, as advised by R. G. Collingwood in The Idea of History. (Collingwood, 1946 ) That critical inquiry will only be at the service of understanding the present from the lens of a self-reflecting inquisitor that has faced many silences in a past she doesn ...


Kicking & Streaming! Enhancing Digitally-Born Oral History Collections In Digital Commons, Autumn Johnson 2020 Georgia Southern University

Kicking & Streaming! Enhancing Digitally-Born Oral History Collections In Digital Commons, Autumn Johnson

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

Oral history collections pose unique challenges for archival institutions. Making these important histories available to researchers is often impeded by complex issues of access, privacy rights, and media obsolescence. These challenges are magnified when histories are digitally-born. Not only do they face the same issues as their analog counterparts, but digital materials have their own unique preservation and access issues with which archivists are still struggling to identify best practices. Digital Commons offers archivists a platform for sharing digitally-born oral histories that mitigate many of these complex issues. Not only does the platform allow for the consolidation of files from ...


Thomas Beyer, Interviewed By Alexander L. Berardi, Jacob Tynan, Alexander L. Berardi 2020 SUNY Brockport

Thomas Beyer, Interviewed By Alexander L. Berardi, Jacob Tynan, Alexander L. Berardi

Interviews With Staff Past & Present

As of Fall 2020, Thomas Beyer is currently a student at SUNY Brockport, enrolled in the 3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. He currently works as a Resident Assistant at McFarlane Hall.


Dr. John N. Ingham Interview, Jacob Tynan 2020 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Dr. John N. Ingham Interview, Jacob Tynan

Interviews With Staff Past & Present

Dr. John N. Ingham earned his Phd at the University of Pittsburgh. He then taught for a short period at the University of Bridgeport, before teaching at SUNY Brockport from 1970 to 1977. Dr. Ingham then went on to the University of Toronto, where he worked until his reitirement. At SUNY Brockport he and Dr. Owen Ireland began and ran the annual New Social and Political History Conference, which was the first conference of its kind, highlighting the then young and developing field of social history. He and Dr. Ireland also ran the university's first team taught courses, one ...


Allison Dentinger, Interviewed By Roy Rodriguez, Jacob Tynan, Roy Rodriguez 2020 SUNY Brockport

Allison Dentinger, Interviewed By Roy Rodriguez, Jacob Tynan, Roy Rodriguez

Interviews With Students Past & Present

Allison Dentinger earned her bachelor's degree in History and Adolescent Inclusive Education in 2013 and her master's degree in Social Studies Education in 2016. She no longer teaches. As of November, she now works as a case manager at a Medicare/Medicaid clinic in Rochester, and lives and works in a house of hospitality nearby. She also advocates and works toward the implementation of rent stabilization policies in Rochester.


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