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The University Of Richmond: Leadership During Crisis, Gabby Beneducci, Josie Bossidy, Ben Castellano, Lexi Cobbs, Phoebe Cook, Westen Doran, Caroline Dzenitis, Taylor Fine, Evie Hanson, Sophia Hartman, Maha Hassan, Katelyn Inkman, Grace Jamin, Matt Kalady, Mimi Laws, Regan Mccrossan, David Nadwodny, Kathryn Reda, Savon Smith, Brian Taylor, Arden Tierney, Lauranett L. Lee Apr 2020

The University Of Richmond: Leadership During Crisis, Gabby Beneducci, Josie Bossidy, Ben Castellano, Lexi Cobbs, Phoebe Cook, Westen Doran, Caroline Dzenitis, Taylor Fine, Evie Hanson, Sophia Hartman, Maha Hassan, Katelyn Inkman, Grace Jamin, Matt Kalady, Mimi Laws, Regan Mccrossan, David Nadwodny, Kathryn Reda, Savon Smith, Brian Taylor, Arden Tierney, Lauranett L. Lee

Student Publications

Throughout history, we have experienced numerous points of difficulty, tension, and conflict. Although they vary widely in their cause, context, and intensity, these points in history are considered times of crisis. How humans have reacted to these events and moments having created influential turning points in human history. This presentation explores various crises in American history, and the role of leaders and leadership during these times. This presentation looks at these crises, past and present, from the perspective of the collegiate institution, specifically, the University of Richmond.


Learning To Check Yourself: Improving Civic Engagement Through Duties, Better Voting Practices, And Combatting Group Loyalty, Katherine Brumund Jan 2020

Learning To Check Yourself: Improving Civic Engagement Through Duties, Better Voting Practices, And Combatting Group Loyalty, Katherine Brumund

Honors Theses

This project examines civic engagement. It is divided into three chapters: apathy, voting, and group loyalties. I derive two duties, a duty to care and a duty to reason well, that serve as a framework for community engagement aimed at facilitating moral progress. In the second section the main topic is voting. I argue for strategies to vote well. The third section of this project then focuses on group loyalties. This project uses two duties to frame how to engage with others, proposes a better way to participate civically, and ways to avoid pitfalls associated with group membership.


A Twisted Skein Of Desire: Confession, Gaze, And Time In Andre Aciman’S Call Me By Your Name, Anthony Isenhour Jan 2020

A Twisted Skein Of Desire: Confession, Gaze, And Time In Andre Aciman’S Call Me By Your Name, Anthony Isenhour

Honors Theses

In interacting with others, and particularly in intimate relationships with others, desire becomes a complex emotion entangled with the specific identifications of each person. These complications are also often shaped by social conventions, internal thoughts, and the ability to communicate. In all its narrative structures, themes, and plot points, Andre Aciman’s Call Me by Your Name is framed by one question on this topic, stated in a time of deep conflict by the narrator: “Are ‘being’ and ‘having’ thoroughly accurate verbs in the twisted skein of desire, where having someone’s body to touch and being that someone we ...


Troping For Justice And Joy: A Feminist Rhetorical Study Of Women’S Reproductive Health, Claire E. Noppenberger Jan 2020

Troping For Justice And Joy: A Feminist Rhetorical Study Of Women’S Reproductive Health, Claire E. Noppenberger

Honors Theses

Taking my cues from feminist rhetorical studies, and the enactment of the personal as political, my thick description of women’s reproductive healthcare is focused on my own encounters with these rhetorics through a collection of my experiences through various media. This description adopts an autoethnographic attitude to approach these rhetorics “as pluralistic, subjective, personal, and potentially inclusive,” by using my own position and narrative to frame this rhetorical study. Just as feminist rhetorical studies require meta-reflexive awareness, autoethnography requires the acceptance of “responsibility for our subjective lenses through reflexivity.” My thick description uses the metadata of these media, including ...


How To Be A Good Believer: A Multifaceted Defense Of Christian Belief, Cameron Bonsell Jan 2020

How To Be A Good Believer: A Multifaceted Defense Of Christian Belief, Cameron Bonsell

Honors Theses

In this paper I will argue that holding Christian beliefs is consistent with intellectual virtues. I must first clarify that holding Christian beliefs does not consist only in the affirmation of certain propositions like “God exists”. This is not to say that affirming certain doctrine is not essential to Christian belief, but this is only part of what it encompasses. When I refer to Christianity and Christian beliefs in this paper, I mean affirming basic religious propositions like “Jesus was the son of God”, but I also take certain practices to be part of Christian belief. For example, spiritual disciplines ...


Un Vrai Centriste? Les Politiques D’Emmanuel Macron Au 21Ème Siècle, Alexandra Kohnert Jan 2020

Un Vrai Centriste? Les Politiques D’Emmanuel Macron Au 21Ème Siècle, Alexandra Kohnert

Honors Theses

“Le Kid” président. En 2016 Emmanuel Macron a bouleversé le climat politique avec sa candidature à l'élection présidentielle et son parti politique “La République en Marche” (LREM). Différent des hommes politiques traditionnels, Macron était le changement souhaité par le public français. Il représente un nouveau modèle pour la France sous la Cinquième République et les traditions gaullistes. Sa candidature centriste introduisait un mélange de pensées de gauche et de droite qui permettrait de resserrer le clivage politique. Comme il le proclame toujours, LREM n’est “ni de gauche, ni de droite”.1 Contrairement à Marine le Pen et sa ...


“Smile For Me, Sweetie!”: An Analysis Of Contemporary Gender Based Violence And Discrimination In The Bahamas, Jennifer Munnings Jan 2020

“Smile For Me, Sweetie!”: An Analysis Of Contemporary Gender Based Violence And Discrimination In The Bahamas, Jennifer Munnings

Honors Theses

Women in the Bahamas face various forms of pervasive sexist discrimination and high rates of gender-based violence. However, recent governmental initiatives aimed at addressing gender inequality have not proven effective. The narrow focus on individual reforms like anti-crime measures to curb structural violence highlights a lack of understanding of gender inequality as embedded within social institutions. To interrogate the institutionalized nature of gender inequality in the Bahamas, the present study draws on in-depth interviews with seven Bahamian women’s rights activists to explore the social, cultural, and political explanations for the persistence of gender-based violence and discrimination. Three major themes ...


So What: The Justification Of Morality In Christine Korsgaard’S The Sources Of Normativity, Julian Scott Jan 2020

So What: The Justification Of Morality In Christine Korsgaard’S The Sources Of Normativity, Julian Scott

Honors Theses

Phillipa Foot once described the case of a Sudeten farm boy who, in 1944, had to choose between joining the SS and being executed (Foot 2). Perhaps it is clear that he was right to choose death rather than join such an evil organization. But if he disagreed, what are we supposed to say to him? Suppose he said that he knew the SS was evil and that joining would require him to do evil things, but when faced with the alternative of execution, why did he have to do the right thing?

This problem can be generalized: what are ...


Le Prix Pour Devenir Médecin Une Analyse Comparative Des Frais De Scolarité Actuels Associés À La Formation Des Médecins En Suisse Et Aux États-Unis, Jack Dillon Scheutzow Jan 2020

Le Prix Pour Devenir Médecin Une Analyse Comparative Des Frais De Scolarité Actuels Associés À La Formation Des Médecins En Suisse Et Aux États-Unis, Jack Dillon Scheutzow

Honors Theses

Pour commencer ce travail, nous devons attirer l'attention sur ce qui se passe actuellement dans le monde et qui a bouleversé tant nos vies : l'épidémie meurtrière du coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Ce virus, en quelques mois seulement, a provoqué la peur, la panique, et la souffrance des communautés partout dans le monde. Il nous a également montrés que nos systèmes de santé présentent certains défauts, notamment le manque de médecins et de ressources médicales disponibles pour les patients malades. En Suisse et aux États-Unis, spécifiquement, il y a une grave pénurie de médecins, ce qui rend plus difficile pour ...


University Of Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond Dec 2019

University Of Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


The Cuban Spectacular: "Pictures At A Cuban Exhibition Ii", Department Of Music, University Of Richmond Dec 2019

The Cuban Spectacular: "Pictures At A Cuban Exhibition Ii", Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


Chamber Ensembles, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond Dec 2019

Chamber Ensembles, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


Jazz & Contemporary Combos, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond Nov 2019

Jazz & Contemporary Combos, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


Ur Wind Ensemble: A Celebration Of Song, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond Nov 2019

Ur Wind Ensemble: A Celebration Of Song, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


Schola Cantorum, Jeffrey Riehl, Conductor, And Women's Chorale, David Pedersen, Conductor, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond Nov 2019

Schola Cantorum, Jeffrey Riehl, Conductor, And Women's Chorale, David Pedersen, Conductor, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


Bach Among Friends: Sonatas For Harpsichord, Violin, And Continuo, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond Oct 2019

Bach Among Friends: Sonatas For Harpsichord, Violin, And Continuo, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


Jonathan Ruck, Cello & Ingrid Keller, Piano, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond Oct 2019

Jonathan Ruck, Cello & Ingrid Keller, Piano, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


Family Weekend Concert, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond Oct 2019

Family Weekend Concert, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


Book Review: No Greater Love: How My Family Survived The Genocide In Rwanda, Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann Oct 2019

Book Review: No Greater Love: How My Family Survived The Genocide In Rwanda, Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

Heroism Science

Tharcisse Seminega is an ethnic Tutsi who survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide, along with his wife and all five of his children. His book, No Greater Love: How My Family Survived the Genocide in Rwanda, is his memoir of growing up in Rwanda and surviving the genocide. The book also contains shorter memoirs by his wife and some of his children, some short pieces by some of his rescuers, a selection of documentary evidence, and a timeline of the genocide. The heroes who helped the Seminega family were conditioned to rescue others before the genocide occurred. As the rescuers’ own ...


Introduction: Clarice Lispector And The Press, Mariela Méndez Oct 2019

Introduction: Clarice Lispector And The Press, Mariela Méndez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

The year 2020 will be marked by numerous events commemorating the centennial birthday of Clarice Lispector (1920-1977), a writer that has been oftentimes praised as the best Brazilian fiction writer of the twentieth century. Ever since Antonio Candido’s critical essay on Lispector’s first novel, Perto do coração selvagem, right after the novel’s publication in 1943, there has been a steady flow of scholarly and academic studies approaching the writer’s fiction from a wide array of fields and disciplines. More recently, however, critical reception of her work has veered towards those areas of her production considered more ...


O Sucesso Do Inacabado: Clarice Lispector E Sua “Children’S Corner” Na Revista Senhor, Mariela Méndez Oct 2019

O Sucesso Do Inacabado: Clarice Lispector E Sua “Children’S Corner” Na Revista Senhor, Mariela Méndez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

In 1959, when the sophisticated magazine Senhor was launched in Rio de Janeiro, the renowned writer Clarice Lispector was invited to join this new publishing venture targeted at educated upper-class men. As a separated woman in need of an income to support herself and her two children, Lispector accepted the offer, regularly contributing with chronicles/stories, and starting at the end of 1961 a column that she named “Children's Corner” in the section “Sr. & Cía.” These contributions are fragmentary, exploratory, somewhat hinting at failure. This article reads Lispector’s texts for Senhor as interventions that enact a rupture in ...


Music Faculty Gala Concert, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond Sep 2019

Music Faculty Gala Concert, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


Heroic Consciousness, Scott T. Allison Sep 2019

Heroic Consciousness, Scott T. Allison

Heroism Science

This article describes heroic consciousness – how heroes perceive, experience, and think about the world. I describe the transformation of consciousness from its pre-heroic state to its heroic state. Pre-heroic consciousness is characterized by nescient and maladaptive thinking, dualism, separation, mono-rationality, and a naïve sense of empowerment. Heroic consciousness is exemplified by nondualism, unity, transrationality, and the wisdom of tempered empowerment. Heroic consciousness is achieved via three routes: (1) traversing the hero’s journey, (2) effective use of specific spiritual practices, and/or (3) participation in hero training programs. I discuss the implications of heroic consciousness for individual and global well-being.


Urbanas Y Modernas: Crónicas Periodísticas De Alfonsina Storni, Mariela Méndez, Graciela Queirolo, Alicia Salomone Sep 2019

Urbanas Y Modernas: Crónicas Periodísticas De Alfonsina Storni, Mariela Méndez, Graciela Queirolo, Alicia Salomone

Bookshelf

Urbanas y modernas recopila algunos de los más célebres textos publicados por Alfonsina Storni entre 1919 y 1921. En ellos, la argentina reflexiona, con ironía e ingenio, sobre la condición de la mujer, desbordando los marcos temporales y geográficos que la albergaron.

Estos artículos se corresponden con una primera fase menos conocida de la autora, donde indaga, como aguda observadora, en las representaciones —siempre falaces— de lo femenino y lo masculino desde la sensibilidad y la transgresión. Dirige su acometida contra los convencionalismos, costumbres y hábitos que conforman la hipocresía de una realidad disminuida y mermada para la condición de ...


For Whose Greater Good? The Case Of Hero-Making: Girch And Darius, Gražina Kristina Sviderskyte Aug 2019

For Whose Greater Good? The Case Of Hero-Making: Girch And Darius, Gražina Kristina Sviderskyte

Heroism Science

This article reviews an investigation into the case of Stanley Girch (aka Girėnas) and Stephen William Darius as (multi)transfigured and transforming heroes and seeks to examine a two-fold assumption that has emerged in heroism science, namely that people create heroes mostly for the better and that learning from the past can help assess which heroes are needed. We argue that it may be beneficial to shift the focus of the analysis and follow the reverse course of a hero’s journey, tracing the impact, evolution and origin of the heroic status ascribed to the historical figures, whether individual or ...


“Um ‘Isto’ Que Não Chega A Ser Crônica”: Nuevos Materialismos En La Prosa De Clarice Lispector, Mariela Méndez Jun 2019

“Um ‘Isto’ Que Não Chega A Ser Crônica”: Nuevos Materialismos En La Prosa De Clarice Lispector, Mariela Méndez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Este ensayo examina un corpus de escritos producidos por Clarice Lispector en la década del sesenta escasamente estudiados. Se trata de textos muchas veces publicados bajo la rúbrica de “crónicas” que fracasan en cumplir con lo que tradicionalmente se espera del género. Recurriendo a las teorías de los nuevos materialismos feministas articuladas por Stacy Alaimo, Karen Barad y Nancy Tuana, el análisis se centra en estos textos “fracasados”, a la par que en las “columnas/páginas femeninas” diseñadas por Lispector, para postular este fracaso como intervención cultural y política que redefine la categoría de lo humano.


Book Review: Unlikely Heroes: The Place Of Holocaust Rescuers In Research And Teaching, Stephanie Fagin-Jones Jun 2019

Book Review: Unlikely Heroes: The Place Of Holocaust Rescuers In Research And Teaching, Stephanie Fagin-Jones

Heroism Science

Representing the first in a new series, Contemporary Holocaust Studies, from the University of Nebraska Press, this valuable book is the result of a collection of papers presented at the Sommerhauser Symposium on Holocaust Education in April 2017 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This biennial symposia, generously supported by third-generation survivor siblings Peter Sommerhauser and Eileen Sommerhauser-Putter, along with The University of Nebraska, focuses on the integration of research and teaching of Holocaust scholarship. The editors thus seek to address an urgent need to bring past and present academic knowledge on the subject of Holocaust rescue into the classroom in ...


Posthuman Heroes, Joanna Pascoe Jun 2019

Posthuman Heroes, Joanna Pascoe

Heroism Science

This article explores whether narrative texts may help learners grapple with what it means to be human or indeed posthuman in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA) world inclusive of biotechnology and developing artificial intelligence (AI). Narratives with a posthuman hero may provide access to a post-anthropocentric view described by Braidotti (2016) as life-force egalitarianism inclusive of all human, non-human, geo, cross-species, and transversal alliances. Definitions are broad – narrative includes novels, film, television series, visual art; hero is beyond gender, accessible and encompassing all with life force; posthumanism refers to popular culture and critical theory, with links to transhumanism. Underpinning ...


Self-Realization And Validity Surplus In Proactive Heroism, Bryan Smyth May 2019

Self-Realization And Validity Surplus In Proactive Heroism, Bryan Smyth

Heroism Science

This article provides a brief outline of an approach to understanding proactive (or social) heroism in embodied terms, taking this as essential to supporting the idea of ‘the banality of heroism’. I first present an analysis of heroic action in general that shows it as involving self-realization through nonselfsacrificial existential necessity, and then show how in cases of reactive heroic action this necessity is best understood in predispositional embodied terms, such that the agent may be said to quite literally incarnate certain generally accepted norms of the intersubjective ethical context. I then briefly sketch out how this same kind of ...


Prosocialization: Lessons Learned From The Upbringing Of Holocaust Heroes, Stephanie Fagin-Jones May 2019

Prosocialization: Lessons Learned From The Upbringing Of Holocaust Heroes, Stephanie Fagin-Jones

Heroism Science

Research on factors associated with heroic rescue during the Holocaust suggest that the parenting and upbringing of the rescuer was significant (Ganz, 1993; Oliner & Oliner, 1988). The research suggests that heroic altruism during the Holocaust was but a natural extension of the rescuers’ integrated moral identities reflecting deep-seated instincts, predispositions, and habitual patterns established in early upbringing according to moral parenting practices, that when acted upon conferred the deepest feelings of meaning, life satisfaction, and sustained well-being across the life-span. This paper explores the implications of these and other findings from the research on heroism during the Holocaust, specifically, how ...