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Syllable Circles For Pronunciation Learning And Teaching, Charlie Cullen, Keith Gardiner, John B. Whipple 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Syllable Circles For Pronunciation Learning And Teaching, Charlie Cullen, Keith Gardiner, John B. Whipple

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Syllable Circles is an interactive visualization representing prominence as a feature in short phrases or multi-syllable words. They were designed for Computer Aided Pronunciation Teaching as a part of English Language Teaching. This study explores the question of if and how interactive visualizations can affect English Language Learners’ awareness of prominence, or stress, in English pronunciation. The study followed seven learners and three teachers. Think-aloud protocols, notes from direct observation and interviews of two groups allowed for six streams of data. It was found that interactive visualizations of syllable circles facilitate noticing prominence. Learners and teachers believed interactive visualizations were ...


Restructuring The Sense Of Nation In The Culture Of Imagined Communities Through Bollywood, Shrinkhala Upadhyaya 2015 Bowling Green State University

Restructuring The Sense Of Nation In The Culture Of Imagined Communities Through Bollywood, Shrinkhala Upadhyaya

Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Restructuring the sense of nation in the culture of imagined communities through Bollywood

Unarguably, Bollywood (Hindi cinema) has spread its wings and continued its legacy to be the second most popular film center of the world after Hollywood, and successfully made its impact globally (Punathambekar, 2013). Two of its remarkable productions, DilwaleDulhaniya Le Jaenge(DDLJ, The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride, 1995) and Purab aur Paschim (PAP, East and West, 1970) are still cherished. The paper will talk about these two movies representing the idea of nationalism before and after globalization, thereby creating sense of nation in the idea ...


Who Cares About Their Names: Case Study In Starbucks, Emi Kanemoto, Zehui Dai 2015 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Who Cares About Their Names: Case Study In Starbucks, Emi Kanemoto, Zehui Dai

Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

According to Institute of International Education report (2013), 764,495 international students enrolled in the U.S universities in 2012. The number of international students in the U.S continues growing. This study focuses on a common experience among international students on university campuses: their names are misspelled or mispronounced by cashiers or workers at on-campus coffee stores. The researchers chose a Starbucks at a Midwestern mid-size University as a site to conduct this study.

It is possible for anybody to have their name misspelled or mispronounced. Through observation and focus group, this study focuses on revealing how international students ...


Postcolonial Disability In Mohesen Makhmalbaf’S Kandahar, Sukshma Vedere 2015 George Washington University

Postcolonial Disability In Mohesen Makhmalbaf’S Kandahar, Sukshma Vedere

Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Kandahar (2001), an Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, details the journey of the protagonist, Nafas, to Kandahar to save her sister from committing suicide on the day of the solar eclipse. The film has gained recent attention by disability studies scholars for the representation of disability in Afghanistan; scholars have discussed the significance of prosthetics and international aid for the disabled in post-war zones of the Third World, but little has been said about disability as a postcolonial embodiment. I argue that Kandahar represents the postcolonial state as a disabled space both literally and metaphorically. It projects the veil ...


Love Games: A Game-Theory Approach To Compatibility, Kerstin Bever, Julie Rowlett 2015 Georg-August Universität Göttingen

Love Games: A Game-Theory Approach To Compatibility, Kerstin Bever, Julie Rowlett

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

In this note, we present a compatibility test with a rigorous mathematical foundation in game theory. The test must be taken separately by both partners, making it difficult for either partner alone to control the outcome. To introduce basic notions of game theory we investigate a scene from the film "A Beautiful Mind" based on John Nash's life and Nobel-prize-winning theorem. We recall this result and reveal the mathematics behind our test. Readers may customize and modify the test for more accurate results or to evaluate interpersonal relationships in other settings, not only romantic. Finally, we apply Dyson's ...


One Bistro Opens Food Truck Branch In Xenia, Mark D. Weinstein 2015 Cedarville University

One Bistro Opens Food Truck Branch In Xenia, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Two Cedarville University professors are encouraging residents from the Miami Valley to get involved in a cause that serves the hungry and homeless in Xenia and Germantown, Ohio. It also offers a bible study each morning for anyone who wants to attend.

Currently Phillip Thornton, Ph.D., vice chair of Pharmacy Practice and associate professor of pharmacy practice, and Melody Hartzler, Pharm. D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice, help One Bistro with its food truck ministry.

One Bistro is a community café that began in Miamisburg, Ohio, with the mission of providing affordable meals. Meals range from $6-9, but One ...


The Guardian, January 28, 2015, Wright State University Student Body 2015 Wright State University

The Guardian, January 28, 2015, Wright State University Student Body

The Guardian Student Newspaper

Twelve page issue of the The Guardian, the official student-run newspaper for Wright State University. The Guardian has been published regularly since March of 1965.


Ohio Board Of Regents Approve New Cedarville Program, Mark D. Weinstein 2015 Cedarville University

Ohio Board Of Regents Approve New Cedarville Program, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

The Ohio Board of Regents approved Cedarville University’s new multi-age health and physical education program on January 15. The program combines Cedarville’s previous multi-age physical education major and health education minor and takes effect for the 2015-2016 academic year.


Style Guide: An Interdisciplinary Communication Tool To Support The Process Of Generating Tailored Infographics From Electronic Health Data Using Entice3, Adriana Arcia, Mark Velez, Suzanne Bakken 2015 Columbia University

Style Guide: An Interdisciplinary Communication Tool To Support The Process Of Generating Tailored Infographics From Electronic Health Data Using Entice3, Adriana Arcia, Mark Velez, Suzanne Bakken

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)

Purpose: In this case study we describe key features of the structured communication tool—a style guide—used to support interdisciplinary collaboration, and we propose the use of such a tool for research teams engaged in similar projects. We employ tailored infographics to present patient reported outcome data from a community health survey back, in a comprehensible and actionable manner, to the individuals who provided it. The style guide was developed to bridge the semantic gap between the domain and programming experts engaged in this effort.

Innovation: The style guide supports the communication of complex design specifications in a highly ...


Forbes Lists Pharmacy As Best Job In Healthcare, Mark D. Weinstein 2015 Cedarville University

Forbes Lists Pharmacy As Best Job In Healthcare, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

The future looks hopeful for students who are pursuing a professional degree in pharmacy. That’s good news for Cedarville University students as the inaugural class nears completion of their Doctor of Pharmacy in May 2016.

Forbes released its “Best Jobs in Healthcare in 2015” ranking, based on statistics and a listing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and CareerCast.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted careers in health care and social assistance will provide the most new jobs in the nation during the next decade.


A Comparison Of Sexual Health And Sexual Pressure Among Young African American And Caucasian Women, Ann Gakumo 2015 University of Alabama - Birmingham

A Comparison Of Sexual Health And Sexual Pressure Among Young African American And Caucasian Women, Ann Gakumo

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Introduction. Condom self-efficacy, positive attitudes toward condom use, condom negotiation skills, HIV knowledge, and self-esteem have been associated with decreased HIV risk behavior among young women, but few studies have examined racial disparities that may exist in these social health indicators. Moreover, sexual pressure (inclusive of both coercive and non-coercive pressures to engage in unwanted or unprotected sex) has been understudied in women of different racial groups.

Study Purpose. The purpose of this study was to compare racial similarities and disparities in indicators of sexual health and sexual pressure in an urban sample of young African American and Caucasian women ...


Are There Gender Differences In Perceived Sexual Self-Efficacy Among African-American Adolescents?, Michelle L. Redmond, Rhonda K. Lewis 2015 University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Are There Gender Differences In Perceived Sexual Self-Efficacy Among African-American Adolescents?, Michelle L. Redmond, Rhonda K. Lewis

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Background: African American adolescents accounted for more than half of all HIV/AIDS cases in 2009. Behavioral Strategies are needed to help lessen the incidence of HIV/AIDS among this population.

Purpose: The aim of his study was to examine sexual self-efficacy practices and beliefs among African American adolescents. We also examined gender differences between African American adolescents to better understand their perceptions of sexual self-efficacy, condom use intention, and other safer sex practices and beliefs.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 214 African American adolescents using survey instruments to examine their beliefs, perception and intentions on the use ...


Imperiling Our Children: An Interview With Fred Stenson About Who By Fire, Jon Gordon 2015 University of Alberta

Imperiling Our Children: An Interview With Fred Stenson About Who By Fire, Jon Gordon

The Goose

This interview with Alberta novelist Fred Stenson focuses on his most recent novel, Who By Fire. The discussion examines the role of environmentalists and the legal system in responding to the oil and gas industry in Alberta, as well as other issues connected to Stenson's work.


After Alice By Karen Hofmann, Dania Tomlinson 2015 University of British Columbia

After Alice By Karen Hofmann, Dania Tomlinson

The Goose

Book review of Karen Hofmann's After Alice.


Outside, Inside By Michael Penny, Mark Byers 2015 Balliol College, University of Oxford

Outside, Inside By Michael Penny, Mark Byers

The Goose

Review of Michael Penny's Outside, Inside.


The Oil Man And The Sea: Navigating The Northern Gateway By Arno Kopecky, Patricia H. Audette-Longo 2015 Concordia University, Montreal

The Oil Man And The Sea: Navigating The Northern Gateway By Arno Kopecky, Patricia H. Audette-Longo

The Goose

Review of Arno Kopecky's The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway.


Invisible Dogs By Barry Dempster, David Huebert 2015 Western University

Invisible Dogs By Barry Dempster, David Huebert

The Goose

Review of Barry Dempster's Invisible Dogs.


The Dove In Bathurst Station By Patricia Westerhof, Matthew Zantingh 2015 Briercrest College

The Dove In Bathurst Station By Patricia Westerhof, Matthew Zantingh

The Goose

Review of Patricia Westerhof's The Dove in Bathurst Station.


The Guardian, January 21, 2015, Wright State University Student Body 2015 Wright State University

The Guardian, January 21, 2015, Wright State University Student Body

The Guardian Student Newspaper

Twelve page issue of the The Guardian, the official student-run newspaper for Wright State University. The Guardian has been published regularly since March of 1965.


Conversations With A Dead Man: The Legacy Of Duncan Campbell Scott By Mark Abley, Rebecca Phillips 2015 West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Conversations With A Dead Man: The Legacy Of Duncan Campbell Scott By Mark Abley, Rebecca Phillips

The Goose

This review explores Mark Abley's book on the legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott, the poet/bureaucrat responsible for the development and implementation of Canada's failed residential schools policy for indigenous children. The book places Scott in the context of his time while examining the results of his agency's policies.


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