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Contemplative Pedagogy: Building Resilience In Academic Libraries:, Madeleine K. Charney, Jenny Colvin Dec 2017

Contemplative Pedagogy: Building Resilience In Academic Libraries:, Madeleine K. Charney, Jenny Colvin

Madeleine K. Charney

This paper addresses the emerging movement of contemplative pedagogy in higher education with an emphasis on academic librarianship. The authors posit how integrating mindfulness-based practices into pedagogy and programming builds resilience in students, creating meaning in an age of climate disruption, information overload and uncertain times. Examples of librarians’ relevant professional development activities are also included. Library spaces offering mindfulness opportunities for students are explored and a contemplative-oriented, campus-wide collaboration centered on climate disruption is featured.  Selected Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda are touched on, demonstrating how contemplative approaches in academic libraries support well-being, justice, community ...


Synæsthesia, Vanessa Cruz, Sheila Goloborotko Sep 2017

Synæsthesia, Vanessa Cruz, Sheila Goloborotko

Vanessa B. Cruz

Jax symphony presents music composed by Glass and Bach accompanied by visual projections—product of artistic collaboration between Vanessa B. Cruz and Sheila Goloborotko. The artists created an elaborate video projection for each composition in an effort to create a unique visual environment to these evocative compositions. With the combination of live music and projections the audience experiences music as abstract imagery that travels and transmutes the physical space and the realm of all senses. The tying thread that will move throughout all three sections will be the energy of Nature. Visuals will move from a water environment to land ...


Documents Are Social Actions: The Importance Of Writing In A Cooperative, Avery C. Edenfield Aug 2017

Documents Are Social Actions: The Importance Of Writing In A Cooperative, Avery C. Edenfield

Avery C. Edenfield

Every business creates documents such as emails, memos, policies, and governing handbooks. These organizational documents are not impartial or neutral. Even everyday writing like handbooks and emails can have social effects that ripple throughout an organization. Paying attention to documentation — how and what we write — can give insight to underlying social dynamics, and may uncover tensions or contradictions that can impact the health of the cooperative. For example, though a group may write a policy through consensus, if the original authors leave, the new group members might struggle with interpreting the original intent, or implementing the policy. For two years ...


Documents Are Social Actions: The Importance Of Writing In A Cooperative, Avery C. Edenfield Aug 2017

Documents Are Social Actions: The Importance Of Writing In A Cooperative, Avery C. Edenfield

English Faculty Publications

Every business creates documents such as emails, memos, policies, and governing handbooks. These organizational documents are not impartial or neutral. Even everyday writing like handbooks and emails can have social effects that ripple throughout an organization. Paying attention to documentation — how and what we write — can give insight to underlying social dynamics, and may uncover tensions or contradictions that can impact the health of the cooperative. For example, though a group may write a policy through consensus, if the original authors leave, the new group members might struggle with interpreting the original intent, or implementing the policy. For two years ...


Ncte On 'Why Get An M.A. In English?', Rebecca C. Potter, Margaret M. Strain Jul 2017

Ncte On 'Why Get An M.A. In English?', Rebecca C. Potter, Margaret M. Strain

Rebecca Potter

Authors Margaret Strain and Rebecca Potter discuss with host Larry Jacobs the how and especially the why of getting the MA In English.


Ncte On 'Why Get An M.A. In English?', Rebecca C. Potter, Margaret M. Strain Jul 2017

Ncte On 'Why Get An M.A. In English?', Rebecca C. Potter, Margaret M. Strain

Margaret M. Strain

Authors Margaret Strain and Rebecca Potter discuss with host Larry Jacobs the how and especially the why of getting the MA In English.


Bmu-Water-Shp, Mark Polczynski Jul 2017

Bmu-Water-Shp, Mark Polczynski

Base Maps of Ukraine

No abstract provided.


Bmu-Rivers-Shp, Mark Polczynski Jul 2017

Bmu-Rivers-Shp, Mark Polczynski

Base Maps of Ukraine

No abstract provided.


Bmu-Land-Shp, Mark Polczynski Jul 2017

Bmu-Land-Shp, Mark Polczynski

Base Maps of Ukraine

No abstract provided.


Bszlak-Shp, Mark Polczynski, Michael Polczynski Jul 2017

Bszlak-Shp, Mark Polczynski, Michael Polczynski

BSZLAK - Beauplan’s 17th Century Szlak Routes Across the Pontic Steppe

No abstract provided.


Bszlak-Maps, Mark Polczynski, Michael Polczynski Jul 2017

Bszlak-Maps, Mark Polczynski, Michael Polczynski

BSZLAK - Beauplan’s 17th Century Szlak Routes Across the Pontic Steppe

No abstract provided.


Bszlak-Kml, Mark Polczynski, Michael Polczynski Jul 2017

Bszlak-Kml, Mark Polczynski, Michael Polczynski

BSZLAK - Beauplan’s 17th Century Szlak Routes Across the Pontic Steppe

No abstract provided.


Research As Inquiry, Social Justice, And The Particularist Challenges Of Religious Traditions In An Age Of Terror And Hate, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet Jun 2017

Research As Inquiry, Social Justice, And The Particularist Challenges Of Religious Traditions In An Age Of Terror And Hate, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

No abstract provided.


Commencement 2017 President Rosanne Somerson, Rosanne Somerson Jun 2017

Commencement 2017 President Rosanne Somerson, Rosanne Somerson

Commencement

President Rosanne Somerson delivered a welcoming address at RISD Commencement 2017.


The Legend Of Cyborg Zelda: Linking Bodies, Linking Worlds, Elizabeth A. Hobbs May 2017

The Legend Of Cyborg Zelda: Linking Bodies, Linking Worlds, Elizabeth A. Hobbs

Honors Theses AY 16/17

Are you a cyborg? Am I a cyborg? Has our technology turned us into cyborgs, anti-cyborgs, or pro-humans? This paper analyzes the role of Donna Haraway's notion of the "cyborg myth" in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It investigates the main characters and storyline as a message about cyborgs, probes the medium of video games as they create or discourage becoming a cyborg, and determines the player's role in the question of what and who is human. Whether or not we as the players have become post-human remains yet to be seen as we look ...


Animating Chinese Cinemas: A Preface, Li Guo, Jinying Li May 2017

Animating Chinese Cinemas: A Preface, Li Guo, Jinying Li

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

This preface by the guest editors provides a situated overview of the purpose, structure and methodologies of the contributing articles on Chinese animations in this special issue. Aiming to reconfigure Chinese film studies through historical and theoretical inquiries about the relationship between the animated and the cinematic, the special issue introduces a nascent perspective on Chinese animations by offering rigorous and stimulating studies on the forms, genres and materiality of animation, as well as on the technological and ontological conditions of animated moving images in the age of digital new media. The preface also provides a brief historical overview of ...


Hgc-Shp, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski May 2017

Hgc-Shp, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski

Historical Gazetteer of Crimea

No abstract provided.


Hgc-Txt, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski May 2017

Hgc-Txt, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski

Historical Gazetteer of Crimea

No abstract provided.


From Playwriting To Production, Lauren Wade May 2017

From Playwriting To Production, Lauren Wade

Senior Honors Projects

Theater has been a beloved art form for centuries, originating in Ancient Greek times and evolving into what we know today. For as long as I can remember I have been involved in theater, performing in my own school plays starting in elementary school and, upon entering high school, assisting the middle school next door in their productions. While I have been studying acting here at the University of Rhode Island, I have also had the opportunity to expand my knowledge in many aspects of stagecraft including stage management, costume and set design, set construction and scenic painting, and more ...


Hgc-Kml, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski May 2017

Hgc-Kml, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski

Historical Gazetteer of Crimea

No abstract provided.


Hgc-Qgis-Quick-Start, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski May 2017

Hgc-Qgis-Quick-Start, Michael Polczynski, Mark Polczynski

Historical Gazetteer of Crimea

No abstract provided.


The Aesthetics Of Hysteria In Feminine Melodrama; On Fang Fang's Water Under Time (2008), Li Guo Apr 2017

The Aesthetics Of Hysteria In Feminine Melodrama; On Fang Fang's Water Under Time (2008), Li Guo

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

Water under Time, the novel by the reputed Chinese fiction writer Fang Fang, appropriates and reconstructs the conventions of the hysteric narrative as an affective form of feminine history telling and writing. The novel, which accounts Hankou city’s past through the heroine’s life story, illustrates how feminine hysteria provides a gendered lens of reconstructed historical authenticity via the panorama of China’s early Republican period, the anti‐Japanese War, and the present new millennium. Transcending the official historical accounts, Fang Fang’s narrative features women’s innovative reconfiguration of contesting historical discourses about the city, the community, and ...


Beyond Boundaries: Women, Writing And Visuality In Contemporary China, Géraldine Fiss, Li Guo Apr 2017

Beyond Boundaries: Women, Writing And Visuality In Contemporary China, Géraldine Fiss, Li Guo

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

This special issue offers explorations of women, writing, and visuality in contemporary Chinese literature and culture, following up on a previous issue titled “Nation, Gender, and Transcultural Modernism in Early Twentieth‐Century China,” which was published in Frontiers of Literary Studies in China (vol. 8, no. 1, 2014). The earlier issue addressed “the complex cultural mechanism which placed gender at the center of the nationalist discourse” in early twentieth‐century works by both male and female authors and questioned how the uncertainty of discourses on gender and nation “opens up space for creating subversive cultural imaginaries and challenging colonial discourses ...


Mesmo Que Depois, Bruno Ruviaro Apr 2017

Mesmo Que Depois, Bruno Ruviaro

Bruno Ruviaro

When a sample that is tired of suffering meets another sample that is also tired of suffering, it’s time to consider that intermodulation may suddenly happen. When there is a sample that sorely misses another sample, and this other sample does not understand it, just let that new intermodulation happen, even if clipping becomes unavoidable. How silly I was, trying in vain to rationally understand things about sampling that no one can actually explain. Come, let us try now, only a new use can twist the old one.


Tubular, Bruno Ruviaro Apr 2017

Tubular, Bruno Ruviaro

Bruno Ruviaro

My first electroacoustic piece. Composed in 1999 in Campinas, Brazil, at the controversial Estúdio de Música Eletroacústica da Unicamp (É-MEU).


Study On Japanese Themes, Bruno Ruviaro Apr 2017

Study On Japanese Themes, Bruno Ruviaro

Bruno Ruviaro

This concatenative synthesis study is based on tiny fragments borrowed from Japanese composers Ryoji Ikeda and Keiichiro Shibuya. Its composition was prompted by a combination of three things, present or absent: Paris’ autumn, California’s sun, and Tokyo’s fish market.


Thirteen Small Parts Of Something, Bruno Ruviaro, Masaki Kubo Apr 2017

Thirteen Small Parts Of Something, Bruno Ruviaro, Masaki Kubo

Bruno Ruviaro

Piano and live-electronics.


Palavra Prima, Bruno Ruviaro Apr 2017

Palavra Prima, Bruno Ruviaro

Bruno Ruviaro

Takes a short sample of a song by Chico Buarque and stretches it over one minute, adding different colors to the sonic spaces that are revealed through this process.


Kate’S Bored; It’S A Rainy Day., Bruno Ruviaro, Masaki Kubo Apr 2017

Kate’S Bored; It’S A Rainy Day., Bruno Ruviaro, Masaki Kubo

Bruno Ruviaro

“Kate’s Bored; It’s a Rainy Day.”, by Masaki Kubo & Bruno Ruviaro, is a collaborative composition. A Japanese producer planned to release a compilation CD with electronic tracks made out of skateboarding sounds; we were asked to compose a piece for it. The skateboarding recordings used as point of departure were provided. We worked extensively on those and added a few extra samples of our own. All decisions were made collectively, which by itself is an interesting compositional challenge.


Chronicle, Tara Mettler Apr 2017

Chronicle, Tara Mettler

Poetry MFA Theses

A collection of original poetry by Tara Mettler.