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Music As Influence: How Has Society Been Shaped By Musical Genres Throughout History?, Cody Poulin May 2018

Music As Influence: How Has Society Been Shaped By Musical Genres Throughout History?, Cody Poulin

Senior Honors Projects

Musical genres have been an integral part in all societies, ancient and contemporary. As time has progressed, so too have the styles and methods of making and consuming music. Modern music presents us with an enormous amount of variety, allowing us to choose which genres we prefer based on our own ideologies and preferences. In order to understand how these genres came to be, one must look at the context through which they were formed. The context includes a variety of factors, such as time period, cultural and social factors, familial influence, and the geographical location where the music emerged ...


2015-10 Library Impact Statement For His 202 Vaccines And Society, Amanda Izenstark Oct 2015

2015-10 Library Impact Statement For His 202 Vaccines And Society, Amanda Izenstark

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for HIS 202 Vaccines and Society. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Amanda Izenstark. Requesting faculty: Andrea Rusnock.


2015-10 Library Impact Statement For His 350 Documenting Rhode Island, Joanna Burkhardt Oct 2015

2015-10 Library Impact Statement For His 350 Documenting Rhode Island, Joanna Burkhardt

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for HIS 350 Documenting Rhode Island. This course was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Joanna Burkhardt. Requesting faculty: Rob Widell.


Rhode Island Election Tickets: A Survey, Russell J. Desimone, Daniel C. Schofield Oct 2015

Rhode Island Election Tickets: A Survey, Russell J. Desimone, Daniel C. Schofield

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Rhode Island was the first English colony in America to issue printed election ballots, with the first issued in the mid-1740s. This survey of Rhode Island election tickets, while not exhaustive, is representative of the use of tickets in elections spanning a period of over 150 years and documents state and local politics, political factions and election results from the Ward-Hopkins controversy of the colonial period to political factions during the War of 1812, the Anti-Masonic period of the 1830s, the Law and Order coalition of the 1840s following events of the Dorr Rebellion, the temperance movement of the 1850s ...


2015-09 Library Impact Statement For His 115 Sex In The Western World, Amanda Izenstark Sep 2015

2015-09 Library Impact Statement For His 115 Sex In The Western World, Amanda Izenstark

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for HIS 115 Sex in the Western World. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Amanda Izenstark. Requesting faculty: Miriam Reumann and Bridget Buxton.


Brief History Of The Honor Society Of Phi Kappa Phi At The University Of Rhode Island, Michael Vocino Apr 2013

Brief History Of The Honor Society Of Phi Kappa Phi At The University Of Rhode Island, Michael Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Brief History of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Rhode Island


The San Nicandresi Jews: A Brief Bibliographic And Photographic Essay, Michael C. Vocino Mar 2012

The San Nicandresi Jews: A Brief Bibliographic And Photographic Essay, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Brief bibliographic, photographic essay on the conversion story of the Southern Italian Jews known as the Jews of San Nicandro.


Library Impact Statement For His 364 U.S. Environmental History, Amanda Izenstark Sep 2011

Library Impact Statement For His 364 U.S. Environmental History, Amanda Izenstark

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted iin response to new course proposal for HIS 364 U.S. Environmental History. New course was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding faculty member: Amanda Izenstark. Requesting faculty member: Erik Loomis


November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago, Riley Davis, Richard V. Travisano Dec 2010

November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago, Riley Davis, Richard V. Travisano

November Diversity Project

November is National Novel Writing Month. For the first time at the University of Rhode Island November was a month for the URI community to share their stories, poems, art, and photos with the world. The Writing to Model Diversity project intends to connect individuals across cultural boundaries and borders by sharing the stories and experiences that challenge our everyday experiences and the dreams of the future. Built on the efforts of the World Voice series, URI presents a book that shares the stories and culture of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who embrace the idea of becoming ...


November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago Mr, Riley Davis Ms, Richard V. Travisano Mr Dec 2010

November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago Mr, Riley Davis Ms, Richard V. Travisano Mr

November Diversity Project

November is National Novel Writing Month. For the first time at the University of Rhode Island November was a month for the URI community to share their stories, poems, art, and photos with the world. The Writing to Model Diversity project intends to connect individuals across cultural boundaries and borders by sharing the stories and experiences that challenge our everyday experiences and the dreams of the future. Built on the efforts of the World Voice series, URI presents a book that shares the stories and culture of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who embrace the idea of becoming ...


Library Impact Statement For His 110 Ancient Greece Nov 2010

Library Impact Statement For His 110 Ancient Greece

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for HIS 110 Ancient Greece. New course was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty member: Amanda Izenstark. Requesting faculty member: Bridget Buxton.


Library Impact Statement For His 303 The Roman Empire Nov 2010

Library Impact Statement For His 303 The Roman Empire

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for HIS 303 The Roman Empire. New course was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty member: Amanda Izenstark. Requesting faculty member: Bridget Buxton.


Library Impact Statement For His 300 The Hellenistic World Nov 2010

Library Impact Statement For His 300 The Hellenistic World

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for HIS 300 The Hellenistic World. New course was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty member: Amanda Izenstark. Requesting faculty member: Bridget Buxton.


War And Video Games, Nicholas A. Perry May 2009

War And Video Games, Nicholas A. Perry

Senior Honors Projects

War has been a subject of many different mediums. Through the portrayal of war, great movies have given insights on human conditions in wartime. War has also been the subject of several video games that are incredibly popular in mass culture. The difference between war movies and war games are that war games are interactive, requiring the players to act out violence in a digital form whereas movies are passive and reiterative in outcome.

There have been many criticisms of war video games ranging from their ability to condition players to violence to their role as propaganda for recruitment, but ...


Persuasion In Contemporary Presidential Campaigns, Dylan Moore May 2009

Persuasion In Contemporary Presidential Campaigns, Dylan Moore

Senior Honors Projects

Persuasion has been the foundation and objective of political campaigns since the first contested presidential election in 1796. While this foundation has not changed, the methods of persuading have undergone many changes over the years. Persuasion tactics of past presidential campaigns have used mediums such as print and television but it was not until the last two presidential elections that voters had the internet to supplement their decision-making process.

It is with the rise of the internet that we can see the greatest shift in contemporary campaigns tactics. Candidates’ websites serve as a “one stop shop” for voters to attain ...


Modern Leonidas: Spartan Military Culture In A Modern American Context, Samantha Henneberry May 2008

Modern Leonidas: Spartan Military Culture In A Modern American Context, Samantha Henneberry

Senior Honors Projects

His tomb is pointed to with pride, and so are his children, and his children’s children, and afterward all the race that is his. His shining glory is never forgotten, his name is remembered, and he becomes an immortal, though he lies under the ground... (excerpt from Tyrtaeus 12) The Spartan national war-poet Tyrtaeus wrote the above hymn in the seventh century BC as a dedication to the brave hoplites who gave their lives for Sparta. Its words are startlingly relevant to a modern American society currently at war; a society full of families who take great pride in ...


The Convenient Alliance: President Reagan And Pope John Paul Ii, Cold Warriors, Tighe P. Flatley May 2007

The Convenient Alliance: President Reagan And Pope John Paul Ii, Cold Warriors, Tighe P. Flatley

Senior Honors Projects

Historians and non-scholars alike have long regarded the work of President Reagan and Pope John Paul II to be a tremendous force in helping to end the Cold War. In 1992, Time Magazine cited the relationship as a “Holy Alliance”, a political partnering of two men who, after surviving separate assassination attempts merely six weeks apart, saw their role in global politics as a divine signal to promote the free world and take down communism internationally. By the time the President and the Pope first met at the Vatican in 1982, the two were privately discussing Cold War politics. They ...


Stuart Chases's Use Of Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island, (1874), Richard Vangermeersch Dec 2006

Stuart Chases's Use Of Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island, (1874), Richard Vangermeersch

Distinctive Collections (Miscellaneous)

There are two very specific reasons why this piece was researched and written. The first is a continuation of my work done on Stuart Chase (various publications). I am still hopeful my efforts will inspire an historian to do a 1000 page biography on Stuart Chase. The second is further example why my idea of using Verne’s book as the basis for a one-day management seminar is worth trying.


Stuart Chase And Red Scare #2, 1946-1954, Richard Vangermeersch Dec 2006

Stuart Chase And Red Scare #2, 1946-1954, Richard Vangermeersch

Distinctive Collections (Miscellaneous)

I have written an academic piece, “The Marking of Stuart Chase As a ‘Red Accountant’--An Epic (1917-1921)” on Stuart Chase (SC) and Red Scare #1, 1917-1921. The current piece is a much more casual type writing and, hopefully, will be a part of the SC website. My purpose in this piece is to illustrate how SC was smeared in the Reece Committee Report of 1954 without any possibility of retort before the Committee. This piece might inspire a much more academic work on the Reece Committee--a rich topic indeed. This piece also shows that SC was a marked man ...


The Marking Of Stuart Chase As A "Red Accountant" - An Epic (1917-1921), Richard Vangermeersch Dec 2006

The Marking Of Stuart Chase As A "Red Accountant" - An Epic (1917-1921), Richard Vangermeersch

Distinctive Collections (Miscellaneous)

There has been recent scholarship by Bradley and Merino (1994) and Vangermeersch (2005) on this event and the subsequent eventual firing of Stuart Chase by the FTC. Bradley and Merino’s scholarship was limited to 1918 and 1919. Vangermeersch’s scholarship was limited to two narrow time periods (Oct. 20, 1919 and then from June 1920 to mid January 1921). This piece is written to extend the time frame from early 1917 through August of 1921. This piece, not only takes a broader time period, also broadens the scope of the prior scholarship. This piece examines many documents, articles, and ...


History Of E-Journals And Electronic Databases In The Uri Libraries, William T. O'Malley Oct 2006

History Of E-Journals And Electronic Databases In The Uri Libraries, William T. O'Malley

Collection Development Reports and Documents

Examines the history of the acquisition of electronic journals and databases at the University of Rhode Island Library. Brief statement of policy, strategy, risk, costs, pricing, and peers.


Index To History Of Scituate By Hedley Smith, North Scituate Public Library Reference Staff Jan 2006

Index To History Of Scituate By Hedley Smith, North Scituate Public Library Reference Staff

Distinctive Collections (Miscellaneous)

This document is an index to The History of Scituate, Rhode Island, by Hedley Smith. The history is an adaptation and expansion of a manuscript by Cyrus Walker (c.1900-1912) which was commissioned by the Scituate Bicentennial Committee in 1976. The book is available in the Special Collections of the University of Rhode Island Library (URI RI Collection F89 S4 S58).


History Of Lotteries And The Lottery System In Rhode Island, John Russell Bartlett Apr 2003

History Of Lotteries And The Lottery System In Rhode Island, John Russell Bartlett

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

John Russell Bartlett (1805-1886) was Rhode Island’s Secretary of State from 1855 to 1872. During his tenure as secretary of state he wrote and published a number of books and articles on the history of the state.

This document contains five newspaper articles that were published in the Manufacturers and Farmers Journal between October and December 1856. These articles were the first attempt to relate the history of Rhode Island’s lotteries and came only in the decade following the last lottery held in the state up to that time.

This document also includes an introduction by Russell J ...


Rhode Island Lotteries — Three Centuries Of History, Russell J. Desimone Apr 2003

Rhode Island Lotteries — Three Centuries Of History, Russell J. Desimone

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

In April 2003 the University Library of the University of Rhode Island presented an exhibition entitled Rhode Island Lotteries – Three Centuries of History. The exhibition was a comprehensive look at the role of lotteries in Rhode Island as well as a study of the evolution of the role of lotteries over a period spanning three hundred years. In addition to the exhibition, the University Library published a booklet History of Lotteries and The Lottery System in Rhode Island by John Russell Bartlett - originally published in a series of newspaper articles in the Manufacturers and Farmers Journal in 1855; issued a ...


A List Of Rhode Island Lotteries (18th And 19th Centuries), Russell J. Desimone Oct 2002

A List Of Rhode Island Lotteries (18th And 19th Centuries), Russell J. Desimone

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

This document contains a list of lotteries that took place in Rhode Island between 1744 and 1839. It includes the year and month the General Assembly made the grant, the amount of the initial grant, and an abbreviated description of the purpose of the lottery.


Irish Literary Magazines, Censorship, And The Irish Free State, 1922-1924, William T. O'Malley Jul 2002

Irish Literary Magazines, Censorship, And The Irish Free State, 1922-1924, William T. O'Malley

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Text of "Irish Literary Magazines, Censorship, and the Irish Free State, 1922-1924," a paper presented by Professor William T. O'Malley at the conference "Places of Exchange: Magazines, Journals and Newspapers in British and Irish Culture, 1688-1945," University of Glasgow, Scotland, July 25, 2002.


Women In The French Revolution, Edna Ethel Dawley Jan 1901

Women In The French Revolution, Edna Ethel Dawley

Student and Lippitt Prize essays

Beginning with a detailed history of the sparks that led to the Revolution in France (1789–1799), this essay gives French women praise by illustrating the specific types of women who assisted in the Revolution: the women of the mob, Charlotte Corday, Madame Roland, Madame de Stael, the Princess de Lamballe and Marie Antoinette.


The Industrial Evolution Of The United States, Howard Dexter Smith Jan 1901

The Industrial Evolution Of The United States, Howard Dexter Smith

Student and Lippitt Prize essays

A thesis which describes the evolution of industry in the United States, chronicling from 1789 to the following one hundred years.


The Value Of The Colonies To The Mother Country, Lenora Estelle Stillman Jan 1900

The Value Of The Colonies To The Mother Country, Lenora Estelle Stillman

Student and Lippitt Prize essays

A study of the relationship of a colony to its original country, focusing on the importance fair policies in Spain, England and France and questioning whether or not Europeans emigrating to U.S. colonies remain European citizens or can be considered representatives of their countries.


Home Life In Ancient Rome, Bertha Douglass Tucker Jan 1900

Home Life In Ancient Rome, Bertha Douglass Tucker

Student and Lippitt Prize essays

This essay documents the similarities between the Romans in 400 BC and Americans in the very early 20th century while also exploring the minor differences in material surroundings, social customs and religious practices.