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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 ...


Auc Cypher: Justin Terrell Aka Twstid, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Justin Terrell Nov 2017

Auc Cypher: Justin Terrell Aka Twstid, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Justin Terrell

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

According to the artist: "My style of music always depends on how I feel at the moment. I hate having to pick a genre to identify with. One thing is for sure though: I CAN RAP. When I start recording, even I don't know what's about to come out my mouth. I surprise myself. I'm Twstid."


Year Of The Portuguese Speaking World, Ana Guimaraes, Aajay Murphy Nov 2017

Year Of The Portuguese Speaking World, Ana Guimaraes, Aajay Murphy

Aajay Murphy

No abstract provided.


Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi Nov 2017

Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Approximately 60% of the world’s languages are tonal, wherein alterations of pitch change the meaning of words. Two-syllable words in Yorùbá can have as many as five separate meanings, and single- syllable words in Mandarin up to four. Among tone-language speakers, acute pitch sensitivity is developed at an early age as part of language acquisition. The result is that speakers of tone languages are generally more sensitive to pitch than stress-language speakers. For speakers of stress languages, it is difficult to conceive of this other aurality, in which sound is perceived in a different way. But music holds the ...


Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Primer, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884 Oct 2017

Hans Urs Von Balthasar: A Primer, Thomas V. Gourlay 402884

Thomas V. Gourlay

No abstract provided.


Fair Winners, Tara Thompson Oct 2017

Fair Winners, Tara Thompson

Tara Thompson

Original artwork and photographs entered at the Fannin County Fair.


Group Rights: A Defense, David Ingram Sep 2017

Group Rights: A Defense, David Ingram

David Ingram

Human rights belong to individuals in virtue of their common humanity. Yet it is an important question whether human rights entail or comport with the possession of what I call group-specific rights (sometimes referred to as collective rights), or rights that individuals possess only because they belong to a particular group. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) says they do. Article 15 asserts the right to nationality, or citizenship. Unless one believes that the only citizenship compatible with a universal human rights regime is cosmopolitan citizenship in a world state – a conception of citizenship that is not countenanced by ...


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 ...


Ron Daise Reads De Nyew Testament, Luke 2:1-5, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, Ronald Daise Aug 2017

Ron Daise Reads De Nyew Testament, Luke 2:1-5, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, Ronald Daise

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Cultural preservationist Ron Daise reads a passage from the Gullah Sea Island Creole Translation of the New Testament. He then reads the parallel passage in the King James Version. Ron and his wife, Natalie, worked on the translation of the Bible into Gullah.


Veronica Davis Gerald On Gullah Culture, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, Veronica Davis Gerald Aug 2017

Veronica Davis Gerald On Gullah Culture, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, Veronica Davis Gerald

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Veronica Davis Gerald is Director of the Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies at Coastal Carolina University. In this video abstract, she discusses her identity as both a scholar and native of the Gullah culture. This informs her collaborative work with the Charles Joyner Institute and Gullah communities of the Waccamaw Neck region of South Carolina.


Aku Kadogo Talks About "Salt City, A Techno-Choreo Poem", Zari Mcfadden, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Aku Kadogo Aug 2017

Aku Kadogo Talks About "Salt City, A Techno-Choreo Poem", Zari Mcfadden, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Aku Kadogo

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Jessica Care Moore (poet) and Aku Kadogo (choreographer, Spelman College) have developed a techno-choreopoem entitled Salt City. The work celebrates Black culture in Detroit: “the African-American presence in the city … [and] techno-music that was pioneered by African-American men straight out of the Detroit Metropolitan Area” (McFadden and Kadogo 2017). Kadogo was a founding member of the cast of Shange’s For Colored Girls and has worked in the genre for forty years.


Uzee Brown And His Society Of Choraliers, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Uzee Brown Jr. Aug 2017

Uzee Brown And His Society Of Choraliers, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Uzee Brown Jr.

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Uzee Brown, Professor and Chair of the Morehouse College Department of Music, talks about growing up in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. Once he came to Morehouse, Prof. Wendell P. Whalum encouraged him to pursue research on the oral traditions of South Carolina and he saw the folk music he grew up with in a new light. This has culminated in a collection of rare spirituals which he has arranged and recorded with his choir, the Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...