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Increasing Accessibility For Map Readers With Acquired And Inherited Color Vision Deficiencies: A Re-Coloring Algorithm For Maps, Gretchen M. Culp 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Increasing Accessibility For Map Readers With Acquired And Inherited Color Vision Deficiencies: A Re-Coloring Algorithm For Maps, Gretchen M. Culp

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

Approximately 8% of the male population suffer from an inherited form of color vision deficiency (CVD). Age, diabetes, macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma result in eye defects including an acquired form of CVD. Inherited CVD is marked by a difficulty in discerning red from green, while acquired CVD is marked by a difficulty in discerning blue from green. A recent review of the cartographic literature revealed a deficit in studies on accessible maps for readers with the acquired form of CVD. In addition, research on accessible maps for readers with the inherited form of CVD was restricted to the design ...


Beaches, People, And Change: A Political Ecology Of Rockaway Beach After Hurricane Sandy, Bryce B. DuBois 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Beaches, People, And Change: A Political Ecology Of Rockaway Beach After Hurricane Sandy, Bryce B. Dubois

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

This dissertation uses restoration practices of Rockaway beach post-Hurricane Sandy as a lens to investigate tensions between nature and society on urban coasts. By focusing on this New York City beach, this dissertation aims to examine the interaction between the beach, residents, city and federal agencies, and local environmental grassroots stewards in their response to coastal flooding and erosion. This is an ethnographic case study of Rockaway Beach during the two years (October 2012-October 2014) following Hurricane Sandy. This case study is based on secondary data analysis of interviews with 52 key informants, field-notes from participant observation at community and ...


Planning For Bike Share Connectivity To Rail Transit, Greg P. Griffin, Ipek N. Sener 2016 Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Planning For Bike Share Connectivity To Rail Transit, Greg P. Griffin, Ipek N. Sener

Journal of Public Transportation

Bike sharing can play a role in providing access to transit stations and then to final destinations, but early implementation of these systems in North America has been opportunistic rather than strategic. This study evaluates local intermodal plan goals using trip data and associated infrastructure such as transit stops and bike share station locations in Austin, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois. Bike sharing use data from both cities suggest a weak relationship with existing rail stations that could be strengthened through collaborative, intermodal planning. The study suggests a planning framework and example language that could be tailored to help address the ...


Mississippi College Towns: Assessing The Geography Of Collegiate Culture, Jordan Glynn Moore 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Mississippi College Towns: Assessing The Geography Of Collegiate Culture, Jordan Glynn Moore

Master's Theses

This study assesses the appearance of collegiate culture on the landscape of college towns in Mississippi. The research will add to the understanding of this phenomenon by contributing more focused studies of college towns not yet explored. Refining and adding to the concept of a “college town” by identifying physical and cultural factors that characterize it will open opportunities and provide options that will serve as a gateway for more pointed cross-disciplinary research. Not only are these towns havens for geographic research, but also for cross-disciplinary research pursuits due to their unique cultural characteristics. Using U.S. Census-derived maps and ...


Beyond Metropolises: Hybridity In A Transnational Context, Raihan Sharif 2016 Washington State University

Beyond Metropolises: Hybridity In A Transnational Context, Raihan Sharif

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

Beyond metropolises and within transnational contexts, investigating hybridity discourses is long overdue. This article argues that the epistemic violence embedded in such discourse has grave implications for the very impoverished nations and peoples with whom it claims solidarity and that, because this discourse is trendy in academia, its service to neoliberal capitalism is both easy to miss and important to expose. Interstices of postcolonial hybridity discourses, development discourses, and environmental justice discourses—dominant versions of which are segregated from contextual issues—as produced in Western academia and exported to third world countries for appropriation as developmental efforts—reveal epistemic violence ...


Crops Or Crafts? Changes In Land Use In The Imbabura Valley Of Ecuador, Christopher Richard Hair 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Crops Or Crafts? Changes In Land Use In The Imbabura Valley Of Ecuador, Christopher Richard Hair

Master's Theses

In rural societies where urbanization and modernization are contributing to rapid growth, changes in land use can both reflect and bring about broader changes within a community. This study seeks to investigate changes in land use in the Imbabura valley of Ecuador from the perspective of the local inhabitants. To accomplish this, three data collection techniques were employed: repeat photography, ethnographic interviews, and archival research. Repeat photography involves re-photographing historic photographs from the original site. A combination of 35 historic photographs taken in the 1950s were re-photographed during the summer of 2015. The resulting repeat photo pairs were used in ...


Dating Late Quaternary Alluvial Fills In The Platte River Valley Using Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating, Jacob C. Bruihler 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Dating Late Quaternary Alluvial Fills In The Platte River Valley Using Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating, Jacob C. Bruihler

Theses and Dissertations in Geography

Alluvial fills underlying the Platte River Valley in Nebraska record the geologic history of the Platte River in the late Quaternary. This study investigated the alluvium underlying the valley near the cities of North Platte and Kearney, Nebraska. Data obtained from sediment cores drilled in the alluvial deposits was used to investigate the changes in Platte River dynamics on a glacial – interglacial timescale. Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating was used to determine burial ages of recovered sediments and to quantify the thicknesses of the late Pleistocene and Holocene alluvial fills at each study area. Our geochronology depicts considerable differences in ...


Undergraduate Motivations For Choosing A Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics (Stem) Major, Preston Taylor Mitchell 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Undergraduate Motivations For Choosing A Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics (Stem) Major, Preston Taylor Mitchell

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Sowing Seeds Of Opportunity: The Convergence Of Agriculture And Acculturation For Refugees In Atlanta, Cameron Owens Dunlap 2016 Kennesaw State University

Sowing Seeds Of Opportunity: The Convergence Of Agriculture And Acculturation For Refugees In Atlanta, Cameron Owens Dunlap

Symposium of Student Scholars

In 2015, there were 60 million people displaced by conflict and persecution. With refugees and asylees arriving en masse in foreign receiving countries, it is critical that host nations utilize methods of resettlement and integration that are both beneficial and sensitive to the needs of these vulnerable populations. This study documents an innovative win-win approach to community integration that benefits both hosts and refugees alike. Qualitative data was collected through more than 10 sessions of participant observation on community farms and more than 7 semi-structured interviews with program management and refugees to answer the question, what opportunities for these refugee ...


Geopolitics Of The 2016 Australian Defense White Paper And Its Predecessors, Bert Chapman 2016 Purdue University

Geopolitics Of The 2016 Australian Defense White Paper And Its Predecessors, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Australia released the newest edition of its Defense White Paper, describing Canberra’s current and emerging national security priorities, on February 25, 2016. This continues a tradition of issuing defense white papers since 1976. This work will examine and analyze the contents of this document as well as previous Australian defense white papers, scholarly literature, and political statements assessing their geopolitical significance. It will also examine public input into Australian defense white papers and the emerging role of social media in this public involvement. It concludes by evaluating whether Australia has the political will and economic resources necessary to fulfill ...


The Use Of Middle School Atlases In The Social Studies Classroom In South Korea, Jung Eun Hong, Hyoun Kyoung Lee 2016 University of West Georgia

The Use Of Middle School Atlases In The Social Studies Classroom In South Korea, Jung Eun Hong, Hyoun Kyoung Lee

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

Middle school atlases are supplementary textbooks for social studies learning in South Korea. Although atlases are developed and designed to provide various useful resources for students’ social studies learning, especially geography, atlases have not been frequently used in actual social studies classrooms, and sometimes they are never used. This study reports the causes of low adoption rates of middle school atlases in Korean social studies classrooms through the analysis of survey responses from both teachers and students. This study also addresses ways of increasing the use of atlases in the classroom.


Pi Gamma Mu News, 2016 University of North Georgia

Pi Gamma Mu News

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Policy Point – Counterpoint: Mandating Law Enforcement To Receive Annual Certification In Cultural Diversity Through Critical Thinking, Christine Sereni-Massinger, Joseph Bawden, William Rowe 2016 Saint Leo University

Policy Point – Counterpoint: Mandating Law Enforcement To Receive Annual Certification In Cultural Diversity Through Critical Thinking, Christine Sereni-Massinger, Joseph Bawden, William Rowe

International Social Science Review

Multiculturalism is rapidly growing in American communities. A law enforcement officer’s oath increasingly calls for the successful and effectual interaction with citizens from diverse backgrounds. Diversity is currently taught substantively in the academies. However, the academies’ diversity training can be enhanced with the application of critical thinking skills. Mandatory annual certification training in critical thinking can assist law enforcement officers to find multiple solutions to the problems they encounter on a routine basis and can lend to de-escalation as well as community and officer safety.


Book Review: Migration And Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship And Exclusion By Brad K. Blitz, Patricia Muhammad 2016 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Migration And Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship And Exclusion By Brad K. Blitz, Patricia Muhammad

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Magnificent And Beggar Land: Angola Since The Civil War By Ricardo Soares De Oliveira, Alex J. Marino 2016 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Magnificent And Beggar Land: Angola Since The Civil War By Ricardo Soares De Oliveira, Alex J. Marino

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Healthy Cities: Public Health Through Urban Planning By Chinmoy Sarkar, Chris Webster, And John Gallacher, Sheryl D. Landry 2016 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Healthy Cities: Public Health Through Urban Planning By Chinmoy Sarkar, Chris Webster, And John Gallacher, Sheryl D. Landry

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Innovation And Inequality: Emerging Technologies In An Unequal World By Susan Cozzens And Dhanaraj Thakur, Samuel Hoff 2016 Delaware State University

Book Review: Innovation And Inequality: Emerging Technologies In An Unequal World By Susan Cozzens And Dhanaraj Thakur, Samuel Hoff

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The European Union And India: Rhetoric Or Meaningful Partnership? By Pascaline Winand, Marika Vicziany, And Poonam Datar, José de Arimatéia da Cruz 2016 Armstrong State University / U.S. Army War College

Book Review: The European Union And India: Rhetoric Or Meaningful Partnership? By Pascaline Winand, Marika Vicziany, And Poonam Datar, José De Arimatéia Da Cruz

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Excavating Nations: Archeology, Museums, And The German-Danish Borderlands By Laurence J. Hare, David B. Broad 2016 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Excavating Nations: Archeology, Museums, And The German-Danish Borderlands By Laurence J. Hare, David B. Broad

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Most Secret Agent Of Empire: Reginald Teague-Jones Master Spy Of The Great Game By Taline Ter Minassian, Suzanne Ament 2016 Radford University

Book Review: Most Secret Agent Of Empire: Reginald Teague-Jones Master Spy Of The Great Game By Taline Ter Minassian, Suzanne Ament

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


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