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Fear Of Terrorism In Armenia: Anxiety, Moral Panic And The Role Of The Media, Gurgen Balasanyan Dec 2017

Fear Of Terrorism In Armenia: Anxiety, Moral Panic And The Role Of The Media, Gurgen Balasanyan

Student Theses

In the aftermath of 9/11, terrorism has become a prominent area of research across multiple disciplines. Recent polls and surveys in the USA, Europe, and other countries directly affected by terror attacks show a substantial increase in the level of fear of terrorism. However, there is lack of research on the phenomenon in countries that do not have a recent history of terror attacks, nor are militarily involved in the global war on terror. The findings of this cross-sectional exploratory study are based on an online survey with 419 (N=419) respondents in one such terrorism-neutral country, Armenia. By ...


Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict Of Laws Approach, Annelise Riles Nov 2017

Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict Of Laws Approach, Annelise Riles

Annelise Riles

No abstract provided.


We Are...Marshall, November 15, 2017, Office Of Marshall University Communications Nov 2017

We Are...Marshall, November 15, 2017, Office Of Marshall University Communications

We Are ... Marshall: the Newsletter for Marshall University 1999-Current

No abstract provided.


France, Europe, The United States, Abdelkhaleq Berramdane Nov 2017

France, Europe, The United States, Abdelkhaleq Berramdane

Maine Law Review

Fascination and rejection have always characterized Franco-American relations, like an old couple who are not able to forgive: for France, the battle of Yorktown where Lafayette and Rochambeau contributed to the independence of the former British colonies; for the United States, American participation, twice, in the liberation of France. Neither one willing to credit its salvation to the other. A tumultuous relationship very much resembling the rocky history of the Statue of Liberty ("Liberty Enlightening the World"), offered by a still fragile Republic to a distant sister, who only begrudgingly offered it a pedestal. For centuries French literature has been ...


The Parthenon, November 14, 2017, Jared Casto Nov 2017

The Parthenon, November 14, 2017, Jared Casto

The Parthenon

The Parthenon, Marshall University’s student newspaper, was published by students Monday through Friday during the regular semester and weekly on Thursdays during the summer. Due to budgetary constraints, beginning with the 2016 Fall semester, the newspaper is only published two days a week. Physical issues are printed on Tuesdays and Fridays. The editorial staff is responsible for the news and the editorial content.


Comments On “Civilizational Analysis And Paths Not Taken”, Johann P. Arnason Nov 2017

Comments On “Civilizational Analysis And Paths Not Taken”, Johann P. Arnason

Comparative Civilizations Review

No abstract provided.


Civilizational Analysis, Political Discourse, And The Reception Of Western Modernity In Post-Soviet Russia, Yulia Prozorova Nov 2017

Civilizational Analysis, Political Discourse, And The Reception Of Western Modernity In Post-Soviet Russia, Yulia Prozorova

Comparative Civilizations Review

Official political discourse retains a special importance since the communicative practices of the political elites generate interpretations and meanings, which are able to become programmatic for the design and arrangement of the main societal domains. This paper considers civilizational analysis and associated multiple modernities theory as a promising framework for understanding of the post-Soviet Russians experience of modernity in Russia. It also provides a review of how contemporary Russian political discourse receives and interprets the Western modernity project.


Full Issue, Comparative Civilizations Review Nov 2017

Full Issue, Comparative Civilizations Review

Comparative Civilizations Review

No abstract provided.


The Utah Statesman, October 31, 2017, Utah State University Oct 2017

The Utah Statesman, October 31, 2017, Utah State University

The Utah Statesman

Thrice-weekly student newspaper of Utah State University in Logan.


Career Planning And Curriculum Integration: Millennials On The ‘Lost’ Coast, Alison Holmes Phd, Loren Collins Ma Oct 2017

Career Planning And Curriculum Integration: Millennials On The ‘Lost’ Coast, Alison Holmes Phd, Loren Collins Ma

Career and Curriculum Connections: integrating career education across the disciplines

Career preparation during college is increasingly an area of interest and concern not only for the parents, family and friends of prospective students, but administrators, politicians, and even the average taxpayer. As costs continue to rise, the ‘value’ of higher education is no longer based primarily on the goal of preparing a future generation to participate in, and to lead a democratic civil society, but on how competitive students will be in the global marketplace as a result. Humboldt State University is located approximately 300 miles north of San Francisco in a relatively isolated region known as the ‘lost coast ...


United States Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency: The Impact Of Chapter 15 On Comity And The New Legal Environment, Kevin J. Beckering Oct 2017

United States Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency: The Impact Of Chapter 15 On Comity And The New Legal Environment, Kevin J. Beckering

Law and Business Review of the Americas

No abstract provided.


The Global Community's Role In Promoting The Right To Democratic Governance And Free Choice In The Third World, Ndiva Kofele-Kale Oct 2017

The Global Community's Role In Promoting The Right To Democratic Governance And Free Choice In The Third World, Ndiva Kofele-Kale

Law and Business Review of the Americas

No abstract provided.


Is Truth Contextual?, Christofer Koch Oct 2017

Is Truth Contextual?, Christofer Koch

Episteme

No abstract provided.


Gender And Nation-Building: Family Law As Legal Architecture, Tracy E. Higgins, Rachel P. Fink Oct 2017

Gender And Nation-Building: Family Law As Legal Architecture, Tracy E. Higgins, Rachel P. Fink

Maine Law Review

In considering the legal architecture of nation-building, we might most readily think of public law as our subject insofar as it governs the relationship between the individual and the state, and establishes the institutions of governance and the sources and limits of their power. The essays in this volume, in large part, track this instinct in that they concern themselves with fields such as constitutional law, criminal law, and public international law. Closer to the margin of public and private law are essays dealing with various dimensions of the modern regulatory state, including banking and commercial transactions. In each of ...


Human Rights And Nation-Building In Cross-Cultural Settings, Burns H. Weston Oct 2017

Human Rights And Nation-Building In Cross-Cultural Settings, Burns H. Weston

Maine Law Review

Values are preferred events, “goods” we cherish; and the value of respect, “conceived as the reciprocal honoring of freedom of choice about participation in value processes,” is “the core value of human rights.” In a world of diverse cultural traditions that is simultaneously distinguished by the widespread universalist claim that “human rights extend in theory to every person on earth without discriminations irrelevant to merit,” the question thus unavoidably arises: when, in human rights decision-making, are cultural differences to be respected and when are they not? The question arises early in the nation-building enterprise where demands to preserve cultural traditions ...


Cross-Cultural Deal Mediation As A New Adr Method For International Business Transactions, Garrick Apollon Oct 2017

Cross-Cultural Deal Mediation As A New Adr Method For International Business Transactions, Garrick Apollon

Law and Business Review of the Americas

No abstract provided.


Chronology And Itinerary Of The Career Of Will Marion Cook: Materials For A Biography, Peter M. Lefferts Oct 2017

Chronology And Itinerary Of The Career Of Will Marion Cook: Materials For A Biography, Peter M. Lefferts

Faculty Publications: School of Music

Will Marion Cook (1869-1944) devoted his creative life to the musical stage as composer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, producer, director, violinist, pianist, librettist and lyricist, as well as making important contributions as an author and educator. One of the foremost American musicians of his generation, and regarded by many in the African American community of his day as its leading composer, he was, in contemporary eyes, an eccentric, irascible genius of great heart. This document assembles a chronology of the principal public events of his life.

A biography of Will Marion Cook by Marva Carter, Swing Along (2008) is an excellent ...


Biocultural Stewardship As An Idea In Urban Contexts: Language, Academic Disciplinarity, Positionality, Environmental/Sustainability Sciences, And Healing, Kate Flick Oct 2017

Biocultural Stewardship As An Idea In Urban Contexts: Language, Academic Disciplinarity, Positionality, Environmental/Sustainability Sciences, And Healing, Kate Flick

Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

Individual, cultural, and Place-based positionality are important elements when thinking about partnership and the environment, particularly including erasures of Indigenous and other marginalized lenses. Language barriers and exclusion of culture that stem from the Western need for scientific validity, and predominance of this framing within environmental sciences, surface as a main limitation to building relationships, communicating across disciplines, and working beyond institutions. What does the Western scientific imagination lack that might lend a lens on different relationships to Place and on decision-making tools that inform our care of it? Biocultural stewardship of public spaces using an intermingling of ecological and ...


Caveat Emptor! The Rhetoric Of Choice In Food Politics, Andrew Calabrese Oct 2017

Caveat Emptor! The Rhetoric Of Choice In Food Politics, Andrew Calabrese

communication +1

This project is about a form of corporate predation that entails both policy influence and cultural legitimation. Neoliberal explanations of the inability of citizens to thrive in the current socio- economic condition typically rest on a combination of victim-blaming and appeals to the individualistic rhetoric that assumes we all enjoy equality of opportunity and freedom of choice. It is common for corporate lobbyists, and politicians under their influence, to argue against consumer protection on the grounds that such efforts are paternalistic, and that they therefore undermine consumer sovereignty. By this logic, illnesses that are highly correlated to diet are problems ...


Decreased Symptoms Of Depression After Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Potential Moderating Effects Of Religiosity, Spirituality, Trait Mindfulness, Sex, And Age, Jeffrey M. Greeson, Moria J. Smoski, Edward C. Suarez, Jeffrey G. Brantley, Andrew G. Ekblad, Thomas R. Lynch, Ruth Quillian Wolever Oct 2017

Decreased Symptoms Of Depression After Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Potential Moderating Effects Of Religiosity, Spirituality, Trait Mindfulness, Sex, And Age, Jeffrey M. Greeson, Moria J. Smoski, Edward C. Suarez, Jeffrey G. Brantley, Andrew G. Ekblad, Thomas R. Lynch, Ruth Quillian Wolever

Jeffrey M. Greeson

Objective: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a secular meditation training program that reduces depressive symptoms. Little is known, however, about the degree to which a participant's spiritual and religious background, or other demographic characteristics associated with risk for depression, may affect the effectiveness of MBSR. Therefore, this study tested whether individual differences in religiosity, spirituality, motivation for spiritual growth, trait mindfulness, sex, and age affect MBSR effectiveness.

Methods: As part of an open trial, multiple regression was used to analyze variation in depressive symptom outcomes among 322 adults who enrolled in an 8-week, community-based MBSR program.

Results: As hypothesized ...


A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Koru: A Mindfulness Program For College Students And Other Emerging Adults., Jeffrey M Greeson, Michael K Juberg, Margaret Maytan, Kiera James, Holly Rogers Oct 2017

A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Koru: A Mindfulness Program For College Students And Other Emerging Adults., Jeffrey M Greeson, Michael K Juberg, Margaret Maytan, Kiera James, Holly Rogers

Jeffrey M. Greeson

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of Koru, a mindfulness training program for college students and other emerging adults.

PARTICIPANTS: Ninety students (66% female, 62% white, 71% graduate students) participated between Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.

METHODS: Randomized controlled trial. It was hypothesized that Koru, compared with a wait-list control group, would reduce perceived stress and sleep problems, and increase mindfulness, self-compassion, and gratitude.

RESULTS: As hypothesized, results showed significant Group (Koru, Wait-List)×Time (Pre, Post) interactions for improvements in perceived stress (F[1, 76.40]=4.50, p=.037, d=.45), sleep problems (F [1, 79.49]=4.71, p ...


Changes In Spirituality Partly Explain Health-Related Quality Of Life Outcomes After Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction., Jeffrey M Greeson, Daniel M Webber, Moria J Smoski, Jeffrey G Brantley, Andrew G Ekblad, Edward C Suarez, Ruth Quillian Wolever Oct 2017

Changes In Spirituality Partly Explain Health-Related Quality Of Life Outcomes After Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction., Jeffrey M Greeson, Daniel M Webber, Moria J Smoski, Jeffrey G Brantley, Andrew G Ekblad, Edward C Suarez, Ruth Quillian Wolever

Jeffrey M. Greeson

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a secular behavioral medicine program that has roots in meditative spiritual practices. Thus, spirituality may partly explain Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction outcomes. Participants (N = 279; M (SD) age = 45(12); 75% women) completed an online survey before and after an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. Structural equation modeling was used to test the hypothesis that, following Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, the relationship between enhanced mindfulness and improved health-related quality of life is mediated by increased daily spiritual experiences. Changes in both spirituality and mindfulness were significantly related to improvement in mental health. Although the initial mediation hypothesis was ...


Hermeneutical Injustice And The Problem Of Authority, Komarine Romdenh-Romluc Oct 2017

Hermeneutical Injustice And The Problem Of Authority, Komarine Romdenh-Romluc

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

Miranda Fricker (2008) identifies a wrong she calls ‘hermeneutical injustice’. A culture’s hermeneutical resources are the shared meanings its members use to understand their experience, and communicate this understanding to others. Cultures tend to be composed of different social groups that are organised hierarchically. As a consequence of these uneven power relations, the culture’s shared meanings often reflect the lives of its more powerful members, and fail to properly capture the experiences of the less powerful. This may result in members of less powerful groups being harmed. Such disadvantage constitutes, for Fricker, hermeneutical injustice. In this paper, I ...


Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center Anniversary Celebration, Huu Mai, Ryan Gregory, Tyler Hartley, Justin Rowen, Grace Kawamura, Jonathan Urizar, Eric Lindsey, Amy Smithwick, Nick Morrett, Brandon Radaker, Robert Boone, Luke Weathington, Michael Opitz, Mike Desousa, Janna Graham, Brian Reid, Robert Henry, Judith Cole, Emily Herring, Claire Pappas, Savannah English, Brooks Payne, Sherri N. Barrett, Jana Young Oct 2017

Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center Anniversary Celebration, Huu Mai, Ryan Gregory, Tyler Hartley, Justin Rowen, Grace Kawamura, Jonathan Urizar, Eric Lindsey, Amy Smithwick, Nick Morrett, Brandon Radaker, Robert Boone, Luke Weathington, Michael Opitz, Mike Desousa, Janna Graham, Brian Reid, Robert Henry, Judith Cole, Emily Herring, Claire Pappas, Savannah English, Brooks Payne, Sherri N. Barrett, Jana Young

School of Music Concert Programs

The School of Music is proud to welcome back to campus several of our esteemed alumni for a special recital as part of the Bailey Performance Center 10th anniversary celebration! The School of Music celebrates the opening of the Bailey Performance Center with featured performances by the KSU Wind Ensemble Brass and Percussion, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers, University Chorale and Chamber Singers Alumni Choir, along with pianist Robert Henry, soprano Jana Young, and more!


Queer, Gender And Crime Fiction In French Studies: A Hazardous Scientific Endeavour, Andrea Hynynen Oct 2017

Queer, Gender And Crime Fiction In French Studies: A Hazardous Scientific Endeavour, Andrea Hynynen

CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language

This article focuses on the multifaceted challenge faced by academics doing queer and gender studies of French crime fiction. It argues that the French literary arena still entertains a sharp divide between literature and commercialist mass fiction, which hinders the establishment of popular fiction studies. It further discusses the reasons for and the effect of queer theory’s late arrival to France, arguing that France’s strong republican ideal entails a fear of ghettoization that has undermined the development of gender and queer analysis, especially of literature. These phenomena, in combination with France’s centralized, traditionalist academic institutions and linguistic ...


Preface, Dominique Jeannerod, Federico Pagello, Michael Pierse Oct 2017

Preface, Dominique Jeannerod, Federico Pagello, Michael Pierse

CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language

This second issue of CALL Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language makes available a group of papers selected from the considerably larger body of work that was presented at The Cultures of Popular Culture conference, promoted by the Royal Irish Academy’s Committee for Modern Languages, Literary and Cultural Studies and held at Queen’s University Belfast on 13 and 14 December, 2013. The conference was the first one entirely devoted by the RIA to a subject that has become increasingly central in the field of Modern Languages as well in numerous other disciplines. If compared to the ...


Intersectional Faces Of Domestic Violence: Race, Class And Sexuality In Addressing Partner Abuse, Melissa Szurgyi Oct 2017

Intersectional Faces Of Domestic Violence: Race, Class And Sexuality In Addressing Partner Abuse, Melissa Szurgyi

Brockport’s Annual Diversity Conference

This workshop presentation proposes an integrative lens on domestic violence, critiquing stereotypes that portray victims/survivors of partner abuse as largely lower- and middle- class, heterosexual white women. It analyzes the structural and discriminatory barriers facing marginalized women in accessing domestic violence services, including treatment center locations, language disparities, and white, heteronormative dominance of characterizing victim circumstances. In order to eradicate this one-dimensional, classic understanding, a culturally-relative, rather than universal, approach is needed in treatment services and research studies. From this presentation, participants will understand that dominant groups in society problematically play too large of a role in addressing and ...


Sexuality And Sovereignty: The Global Limits And Possibilities Of A Lawrence, Sonia K. Katyal Oct 2017

Sexuality And Sovereignty: The Global Limits And Possibilities Of A Lawrence, Sonia K. Katyal

Sonia Katyal

No abstract provided.


Bringing Culture Back: Immigrants' Citizenship Rights In The Twenty-First Century, Angela M. Banks Oct 2017

Bringing Culture Back: Immigrants' Citizenship Rights In The Twenty-First Century, Angela M. Banks

Santa Clara Law Review

Bring Culture Back: Immigrants' Citizenship Rights in the Twenty-First Century


Developing Capabilities: A Feminist Discourse Ethics Approach, Chad Kleist Oct 2017

Developing Capabilities: A Feminist Discourse Ethics Approach, Chad Kleist

Dissertations (2009 -)

This dissertation attempts to preserve the central tenets of a global moral theory called “the capabilities approach” as defended by Martha Nussbaum, but to do so in a way that better realizes its own goals of identifying gender injustices and gaining crosscultural support by providing an alternative defense of it. Capabilities assess an individual’s well-being based on what she is able to do (actions) and who she is able to be (states of existence). Nussbaum grounds her theory in the intuitive idea that each and every person is worthy of equal respect and dignity. The problem with grounding a ...