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Revelation: Overcoming Blindness To See A Common Humanity, Kelsey A. Schmidt 2011 Regis University

Revelation: Overcoming Blindness To See A Common Humanity, Kelsey A. Schmidt

All Regis University Theses

Just over a year ago, I traveled to El Salvador and as a result of this experience, I write the following pages as a transformed person. My thinking, my longings, and my overall worldview shifted. El Salvador, the tiny Central American country, offered me a place to "learn to love, [and] to be heartbroken" in the words of Dean Brackley. Notoriously, El Salvador and more specifically La Casa de la Solidaridad study"abroad program prove revelatory in unexpected ways. One alum of the program even stated, "The Casa is a hot house for change!" I often ask the question to ...


Portrait Of A Drug: Representations Of Crack In The New York Times, 1985-1995, Noel K. Wolfe 2011 Fordham University

Portrait Of A Drug: Representations Of Crack In The New York Times, 1985-1995, Noel K. Wolfe

African & African American Studies Senior Theses

As an eleven-year-old, he tried alcohol; at twelve he smoked marijuana; and by sixteen he was stealing car radios to support his cocaine habit.1 Over a four-month period he spent $4,000 on crack and cocaine.2 This boy from Long Island was given a choice: jail or drug rehabilitation––he chose the latter.3 Janet, an 18 year old from Harlem, had a different choice. Janet found out she was pregnant around the same time that crack became more prevalent in her neighborhood.4 She quickly became a crack addict and her addiction continued even after the birth ...


Changes In Newspaper Portrayals Of Women, 1900-1960, Laurel Wilson 2011 Western Kentucky University

Changes In Newspaper Portrayals Of Women, 1900-1960, Laurel Wilson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This thesis will show how mainstream newspapers depicted women in the first half of the twentieth century, and how these portrayals changed alongside society’s view of women during this time. In addition, it will look at how coverage of women and the transformations occurring during these fifty years may have influenced and affected each other, as well as how media treatment of women contributed to the beginnings of the second wave of feminism that started in the second half of the century.


Shaker Death Records (Sc 173), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Shaker Death Records (Sc 173), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 173. Record of deaths in the Shaker society at Hancock, Massachusetts. Also inlcudes some records of deaths in the society at New Lebanon, New York.


Watermarks, Naomi Elizabeth Gibbs 2011 Whitman College

Watermarks, Naomi Elizabeth Gibbs

Honors Theses

In the American West, water and land have been subject to extensive projects of reclamation, to continuous progress in a deeply rooted initiative to better the waste land. This drama is acted out daily on the Columbia Plateau, where the federal Reclamation Act funded the construction of fourteen dams on the river’s main stem. At the heart of the dams on the Columbia is the trope of control over nature. It is a project unique in its particularities, but familiar in its place in a larger narrative. The dams are reactive; they respond to everything about water, specifically about ...


Kangaroo : An Examination Of Japanese Theatre In The 1960s And A Translation, Raisa A. Stebbins 2011 Whitman College

Kangaroo : An Examination Of Japanese Theatre In The 1960s And A Translation, Raisa A. Stebbins

Honors Theses

What would you do if you woke up one day, and everyone told you that you were a kangaroo? This is the premise of Kangaroo (1967) by contemporary Japanese playwright Betsuyaku Minoru. In translating this play, I have explored why so few contemporary Japanese plays have been translated, the socio-historical background of Japan in the 1960s, and the influence of the Western Absurdist movement on contemporary Japanese theatre.


Virtual Invisibility : Representations Of Diversity And Queerness On Lgbtq Political Organization Websites, Liam K. Mina 2011 Whitman College

Virtual Invisibility : Representations Of Diversity And Queerness On Lgbtq Political Organization Websites, Liam K. Mina

Honors Theses

This thesis explores the ways in which LGBTQ political organizations depict signifiers of "diversity" and visible queerness in the images on their websites. I examine visual representations of race, age, disability, gender variance, body modifications, and relationships, as well as the intersections of these representations, on the websites of a sample of 41 organizations. Using this data, I highlight the social significance and potential political implications of such representations, finding that the majority of these representations are problematic in that they signify a failure on the part of these organizations to take seriously issues facing non-dominant groups within the LGBTQ ...


The Man In Mr. Jones : Exorcising Misunderstandings Of Jim Jones And Peoples Temple, Emily E. Lorente 2011 Whitman College

The Man In Mr. Jones : Exorcising Misunderstandings Of Jim Jones And Peoples Temple, Emily E. Lorente

Honors Theses

This thesis explores Jim Jones and Peoples Temple from an empathetic and balanced perspective. It seeks to compile and portray a complete picture of who Jim Jones was—to his followers, to his enemies, and to himself. It investigates Jim Jones in three ways: from the perspective of current scholarship, from the perspective of those who saw his public face, and from the perspective of those who experienced and were subjected his internal policies and weaknesses.

This essay does not attempt to blame or condemn any single actor in the events leading up to the tragedy in Jonestown, but instead ...


Textual Tensions : A Discourse Of Difficulty In English Literature, Deirdre Clare Gorman 2011 Whitman College

Textual Tensions : A Discourse Of Difficulty In English Literature, Deirdre Clare Gorman

Honors Theses

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Beyond The Fog : Noir, Genre Play And Social Critique In The Novels Of Robert Coover, Megan Abbott, Thomas Pynchon And Mat Johnson, Eleanor Ruth Evangeline Gold 2011 Whitman College

Beyond The Fog : Noir, Genre Play And Social Critique In The Novels Of Robert Coover, Megan Abbott, Thomas Pynchon And Mat Johnson, Eleanor Ruth Evangeline Gold

Honors Theses

Much contemporary American noir involves a critique of greed, capitalism, and official corruption—understandable, considering its roots in the years following the Great Depression. Noir is a fluid genre, born out of cultural anxieties that, still applicable, allow it to adapt to evolving American culture. I will explore the ways in which contemporary reinterpretations of noir as a literary genre subvert and reclaim the genre conventions in order to critique both noir itself and the current era, using Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, Robert Coover’s Noir, Megan Abbott’s The Song Is You, and Mat Johnson’s Incognegro as ...


Against The Experts : Harry S. Truman, David K. Niles, And The Birth Of The State Of Israel, 1945-1948, David A. Friedman 2011 Whitman College

Against The Experts : Harry S. Truman, David K. Niles, And The Birth Of The State Of Israel, 1945-1948, David A. Friedman

Honors Theses

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Eisenhower's Nuclear Policy Toward China During The First Quemoy And Matsu Crisis, September 1954-April 1955, Thomas D. Friedenbach 2011 Whitman College

Eisenhower's Nuclear Policy Toward China During The First Quemoy And Matsu Crisis, September 1954-April 1955, Thomas D. Friedenbach

Honors Theses

This thesis explores President Eisenhower’s navigation of the first Quemoy and Matsu crisis from September 1954-April 1955. In particular, it asks why the president and his Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, issued a series of statements in March indicating a willingness to use nuclear weapons against China. This thesis concludes that Eisenhower’s decision to threaten the Chinese Communists with nuclear weapons evolved from the combination of a perceived inability to resolve the crisis and a belief in the inevitability of a U.S.-China war. From September to February, Eisenhower and Dulles followed the guidelines of the ...


An Artless Dream, Lauren Abrams 2011 Virginia Commonwealth University

An Artless Dream, Lauren Abrams

Theses and Dissertations

The brain begins collecting and categorizing information from the moment we are born. It can identify patterns and direct our choices long before we are consciously aware of it. Even when we become aware of the deliberate choice we often don’t know why we are making it. It is striking how much of what we do is dictated subconsciously by our brains. While I am not a scientist and I don’t aim to research the brain, I think it is interesting to think about how this effects what I do in the studio. I am a product of ...


Plex, Jon-Phillip Sheridan 2011 Virginia Commonwealth University

Plex, Jon-Phillip Sheridan

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the evolution of my practice as it developed over my two years of graduate school. I entered school interested in the built environment and how structures helped create subjectivity and provided sites for material and phenomenological transformations. Early in graduate school, I developed a photography series that investigated these issues. However, an awareness of a conversation occurring in the larger art world that questioned the efficacy of photography drove me to consider ways to extend my practice into sculpture and installation. Over the next two semesters, I developed my ideas of light, form and structure into video ...


Inadequate Reporting Of Research Ethics Review And Informed Consent In Cluster Randomised Trials: Review Of Random Sample Of Published Trials, Monica Taljaard, Andrew McRae, Charles Weijer, Carol Bennett, Stephanie Dixon, Julia Taleban, Zoe Skea, Martin P Eccles, Jamie Brehaut, Allan Donner, Raphael Saginur, Robert Boruch, Jeremy Grimshaw 2011 University of Calgary

Inadequate Reporting Of Research Ethics Review And Informed Consent In Cluster Randomised Trials: Review Of Random Sample Of Published Trials, Monica Taljaard, Andrew Mcrae, Charles Weijer, Carol Bennett, Stephanie Dixon, Julia Taleban, Zoe Skea, Martin P Eccles, Jamie Brehaut, Allan Donner, Raphael Saginur, Robert Boruch, Jeremy Grimshaw

Charles Weijer

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the extent to which authors of cluster randomised trials adhered to two basic requirements of the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' uniform requirements for manuscripts (namely, reporting of research ethics review and informed consent), to determine whether the adequacy of reporting has improved over time, and to identify characteristics of cluster randomised trials associated with reporting of ethics practices.

DESIGN: Review of a random sample of published cluster randomised trials from an electronic search in Medline.

SETTING: Cluster randomised trials in health research published in English language ...


Does Clinical Equipoise Apply To Cluster Randomized Trials In Health Research?, Ariella Binik, Charles Weijer, Andrew McRae, Jeremy Grimshaw, Robert Boruch, Jamie Brehaut, Allan Donner, Martin Eccles, Raphael Saginur, Monica Taljaard, Merrick Zwarenstein 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Does Clinical Equipoise Apply To Cluster Randomized Trials In Health Research?, Ariella Binik, Charles Weijer, Andrew Mcrae, Jeremy Grimshaw, Robert Boruch, Jamie Brehaut, Allan Donner, Martin Eccles, Raphael Saginur, Monica Taljaard, Merrick Zwarenstein

Charles Weijer

This article is part of a series of papers examining ethical issues in cluster randomized trials (CRTs) in health research. In the introductory paper in this series, Weijer and colleagues set out six areas of inquiry that must be addressed if the cluster trial is to be set on a firm ethical foundation. This paper addresses the third of the questions posed, namely, does clinical equipoise apply to CRTs in health research? The ethical principle of beneficence is the moral obligation not to harm needlessly and, when possible, to promote the welfare of research subjects. Two related ethical problems have ...


Inadequate Reporting Of Research Ethics Review And Informed Consent In Cluster Randomised Trials: Review Of Random Sample Of Published Trials, Monica Taljaard, Andrew McRae, Charles Weijer, Carol Bennett, Stephanie Dixon, Julia Taleban, Zoe Skea, Martin P Eccles, Jamie Brehaut, Allan Donner, Raphael Saginur, Robert Boruch, Jeremy Grimshaw 2011 University of Calgary

Inadequate Reporting Of Research Ethics Review And Informed Consent In Cluster Randomised Trials: Review Of Random Sample Of Published Trials, Monica Taljaard, Andrew Mcrae, Charles Weijer, Carol Bennett, Stephanie Dixon, Julia Taleban, Zoe Skea, Martin P Eccles, Jamie Brehaut, Allan Donner, Raphael Saginur, Robert Boruch, Jeremy Grimshaw

Stephanie Dixon

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the extent to which authors of cluster randomised trials adhered to two basic requirements of the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' uniform requirements for manuscripts (namely, reporting of research ethics review and informed consent), to determine whether the adequacy of reporting has improved over time, and to identify characteristics of cluster randomised trials associated with reporting of ethics practices. DESIGN: Review of a random sample of published cluster randomised trials from an electronic search in Medline. SETTING: Cluster randomised trials in health research published in English language ...


It's Not So Strange For A Buddhist To Endorse Killing, Stephen Jenkins 2011 Humboldt State University

It's Not So Strange For A Buddhist To Endorse Killing, Stephen Jenkins

Stephen Jenkins

The Dalai Lama's attitude to Bin Laden's death should not be too surprising – Buddhism is not as pacifist as the west fantasises


Biblioteca Aberta, Jornal Positivo, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2011 Universidade do Porto

Biblioteca Aberta, Jornal Positivo, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Se o jornalismo quotidiano nos conta desgraças em cima de desgraças, e com o relato da intriga e dos ataques entre políticos nos deixa irritados ou sem esperança, o jornalismo cultural, quando não é pretexto para os mesmos sectarismos, não só nos descansa como edifica, além de instruir. No II Aniversário de "As Artes entre as Letras" editamos um pequeno texto sobre essa publicação em que regularmente colaboramos, mas de que também somos assíduo e entusiástico leitor: pelo descanso e pela formação que propicia, qual museu imaginário e biblioteca ideal em permanente reconstrução.


A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Recording), Gary Smart 2011 University of North Florida

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Recording), Gary Smart

Gary Smart

"A Mighty Fortress is Our God" is from a private release CD, "Bright Morning Stars are Rising", made as a fundraiser for the Unitarian-Universalist Society. It features hymns from diverse religions and traditions around the world and reflects my interest in a diversity of musical styles including Americana, jazz and world musics.


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