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Sodden Anniversary, Paul Katz 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Sodden Anniversary, Paul Katz

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

August 8, 2010 marked the first anniversary of the Siaolin Village 小林村 tragedy, when torrential rains caused by Typhoon Morakot triggered a massive mudslide that swept this idyllic community off the face of the earth, taking 474 lives. Conditions one year later were eerily similar, with rain drenching the disaster site and another threat (Tropical Storm Dianmu 電母) lurking off the east coast (happily it did not make landfall). Southern Taiwan has suffered heavy rains during the past month, but there has been little destruction and loss of life (so far), unlike the terrible flooding that has ravaged so much ...


A Midsummer Night's Dream On The Radio: Technology In Voice And Speech, David Becker 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University

A Midsummer Night's Dream On The Radio: Technology In Voice And Speech, David Becker

Theses and Dissertations

Recent advances in sound technology have had significant implications for the teaching of voice and speech that are only now becoming apparent. As more students become “plugged in” it becomes more difficult, both for the instructor and the student, to communicate, let alone find a voice. We are becoming increasingly addicted to communicating through our devices, rather than through the traditional and accepted modes of the past: using the human voice. In light of these rapid and various new developments, voice training, especially at the introductory level, needs to be examined anew. A number of traditional approaches and teaching methods ...


Gregg Cross Interview, Wright State University Alumnus, Chris Wydman, Gregg Cross 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Gregg Cross Interview, Wright State University Alumnus, Chris Wydman, Gregg Cross

Wright State University Retirees Association Oral History Project

Chris Wydman interviewed Gregg Cross on August 12, 2010 about the founding of Wright State University and his perspective as a student athlete in the early years of the University. In the interview Mr. Cross discusses his career and his decision to come to Wright State as one of the early students.


Preservice Teachers’ Developing Understandings About Culturally Responsive Teaching In A Field-Based Writing Methods Course, Susan V. Bennett 2010 University of South Florida

Preservice Teachers’ Developing Understandings About Culturally Responsive Teaching In A Field-Based Writing Methods Course, Susan V. Bennett

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

I investigated eight preservice teachers’ understandings about culturally responsive pedagogy as they participated in a writing methods course in which they tutored children from different ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds in an afterschool program at a local community center. I also investigated how these preservice teachers demonstrated culturally responsive teaching within the writing curriculum. I recognized the need for research relevant to my own personal beliefs and how to strive for more equitable schools. I want to contribute further to the understandings and insights related to culturally responsive pedagogy. According to the literature, it appears teachers remain unprepared to ...


Aesthetic Self-Reliance: Emersonian Influence On American Art, Adrienne Lynn Rumsey 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Aesthetic Self-Reliance: Emersonian Influence On American Art, Adrienne Lynn Rumsey

All Theses and Dissertations

This essay is an examination of the influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson on the development of American art through his essays, specifically his writings on nature and self-reliance. Through emphasizing individual potential, Emerson also influenced the visual arts. Instead of following the required formula in Europe of attending certain ateliers and seeking prestigious patronage, American artists, namely the Luminists and the Ashcan School, sought to address the issues of their day and portray life as it existed around them. Each of these groups formed during periods of time when American society was shifting and the American identity was evolving. Through ...


Hands-On Or On-Hands: An Approach To Fine Arts Learning In The Senegalese Context, Souleye Diallo MA, Academic Director 2010 SIT Study Abroad Senegal: National Identity and the Arts

Hands-On Or On-Hands: An Approach To Fine Arts Learning In The Senegalese Context, Souleye Diallo Ma, Academic Director

Fostering Multicultural Competence and Global Justice: an SIT Symposium

Everything in Arts is communal and participatory as the stage in the African context is different. There is always an exchange between performers and the audience. Our students during their hands-on workshop on Batik, Visual arts and music and dance share those wonderful moment s with their families the community of artists working with them. As stated by one British artist John Ruskin “Fine Art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man goes together”. Most of our students during these workshops find Fine arts as integrating and a liberating tool to culture learning. During ...


Review: Personalism: A Critical Introduction, W. Beck 2010 Liberty University

Review: Personalism: A Critical Introduction, W. Beck

W. David Beck

No abstract provided.


On God's Existence, W. Beck 2010 Liberty University

On God's Existence, W. Beck

W. David Beck

No abstract provided.


The Cosmological Argument: A Current Bibliographical Appraisal, W. Beck 2010 Liberty University

The Cosmological Argument: A Current Bibliographical Appraisal, W. Beck

W. David Beck

No abstract provided.


Smith, Furman A., 1834-1918 - Collector (Sc 2299), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Smith, Furman A., 1834-1918 - Collector (Sc 2299), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2299. Chiefly incoming letters which concern an estate settlement for Abraham Smith and family news. Several Civil War-era letters written by William Riley Smith contain comments about the war and contain expressions of his attitudes towards African Americans. Also includes a church letter of transfer for Furman Smith and his wife and a small amount of genealogical information about the Smith family.


Hong Kong’S Glass Ceiling, Reenita Malhotra 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Hong Kong’S Glass Ceiling, Reenita Malhotra

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

Hong Kong’s women have the power of their purses, are freer and more educated, and enjoy more legal protection than they did 20 years ago. And since 1996, when Hong Kong signed CEDAW, the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women—which calls for 50 percent representation of women in government leadership, political parties, trade unions, professional and other representative groups—women’s participation in managerial positions has risen from 22 percent in 1998 to 29 percent in 2008. In the civil service, women held 31 percent of directorate officer positions in 2008 ...


Interview No. 1494, Raul Ramos 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1494, Raul Ramos

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Raul Ramos purchased Han-D-Pak from Mr. Young. Raul admits not knowing much about owning a small business however he did see a need for the products within the local market. Raul worked out of a small grocery owned by his mother-in-law and had the help of his two brothers and mother. They would all work to package and deliver the products to the local grocery stores. Raul hand made the racks to hold his product until he was able to hire a carpenter to assist him in the creation of the racks. Raul bought into El Paso products from companies ...


Foucauldian Genealogy As Situated Critique Or Why Is Sexuality So Dangerous?, Ian Douglas Dunkle 2010 Georgia State University

Foucauldian Genealogy As Situated Critique Or Why Is Sexuality So Dangerous?, Ian Douglas Dunkle

Philosophy Theses

This thesis argues for a new understanding of criticism in Foucauldian genealogy based on the role played by the values of Michel Foucault’s audience in motivating suspicion. Secondary literature on Foucault has been concerned with understanding how Foucault’s works can be critical of cultural practices in the contemporary West when his accounts take the form of descriptive history. Commentaries offered heretofore have been insufficient for explaining the basis of Foucault’s criticism of cultural practices because they have failed to articulate the relation of the genealogist to her present normative context—the social and political values and goals ...


[Aura], Stephanie Benassi 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University

[Aura], Stephanie Benassi

Theses and Dissertations

[AURA] is a collection of photographs of landscapes and objects that have been implicated in fringe beliefs, alternative narratives and the strange events that reside beyond the scope of our everyday experiences. These photographs represent the symbols used to describe phenomena and also concentrate on the areas surrounding the events. My investigation also examines how the affect of the landscape has contributed to the interpretations by those that witnessed it. As a photographic collection, [AURA] investigates issues related to truth, as well as the role of subjectivity versus objectivity in my photographic practice. By concentrating this discussion on issues of ...


Summers, Hollis Spurgeon, 1916-1987 (Sc 2316), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Summers, Hollis Spurgeon, 1916-1987 (Sc 2316), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Mansuscripts Small Collection 2316. Letters from Hollis Spurgeon Summers and his wife, Laura, in Athens, Ohio, to Jefferson Caskey, a professor in the Department of Library Science at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green. The letters mention Summers' work, health, and a forthcoming sabbatical, and discuss arrangements for a speaking engagement in Bowling Green. Includes a program for two lectures Summers delivered in Bowling Green on 18 October 1979, and Christmas greetings.


Smith Family Papers (Sc 2302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Smith Family Papers (Sc 2302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2302. Chiefly letters from Barnett Smith, Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory and Camp Wheeler, Huntsville, Alabama to his mother in Hadley, Warren County, Kentucky, 1898. He describes his military training and ponders being shipped to Cuba. Also includes an 1865 letter from Union soldier James W. Howard of Butler County, Kentucky, Howard’s discharge certificate, an 1863 slavery bill of sale, and an 1873 receipt for a coffin.


Sumpter, Ward Cullin, 1902-1977 (Sc 2318), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Sumpter, Ward Cullin, 1902-1977 (Sc 2318), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2318. Chemistry notebook of Ward Cullin Sumpter, probably kept about 1930 while he was a doctoral student at Yale University. Includes other miscellaneous documents: a tribute to a church's departing pastor, a draft petition in support of an anti-cigarette law, and a poem relating to the 1928 presidential election.


An Interview With Chinese Underground Rock Musician Zuoxiao Zuzhou, Tim Hathaway 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

An Interview With Chinese Underground Rock Musician Zuoxiao Zuzhou, Tim Hathaway

The China Beat Blog Archive 2008-2012

A quick listen to Zuoxiao Zuzhou’s (左小祖咒)music would not be enough to explain his fame. His trademark is singing off key.

In spite of the odd sounding vocals or perhaps because of its contrast to the saccharine sweet sounds of Chinese pop and rock, Zuoxiao has become one of China’s most successful rock musicians.

He started his career in 1993 and has since produced ten albums. He has also published a best selling novel and created sculptures and artistic photography. He was a founding member of the avant garde artists residence called Beijing’s “East Village” in ...


Stith, Mary Emma, 1892-1979 (Sc 2312), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Stith, Mary Emma, 1892-1979 (Sc 2312), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2312. Photocopy of household furnishings inventory done by Mary Emma Stith when she resided at 533 East Main Street in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Stewart, J. A. (Sc 2311), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Stewart, J. A. (Sc 2311), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2311. Partial enrollment and grade book kept by teacher [J.A. Stewart] from October 1895 to February 1896. Item found in Rochester, Butler County, Kentucky.


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