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A Sociological Research Paper And Proposal Of Alcohol’S Impact On Sexual Activity And Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Michael Hada 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Sociological Research Paper And Proposal Of Alcohol’S Impact On Sexual Activity And Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Michael Hada

Social Sciences

Alcohol's influence on increasing sexual activity and STD/STI rates in college students. Contains a literature review, and looks at how STD rates have been increasing each year. The paper proposes a method of collecting STD rates among college students.


Financial Sector Liberalization And Its Challenges To The Local Banks: The Experience Of Singapore, Swee Liang TAN, Gilbert Yip Wei TAN 2010 Singapore Management University

Financial Sector Liberalization And Its Challenges To The Local Banks: The Experience Of Singapore, Swee Liang Tan, Gilbert Yip Wei Tan

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The main theme of the paper is about the challenges that financial sector liberalization poses to local banks. It reviews the experience of Singapore. We begin by explaining the unique circumstances surrounding Singapore. A small city-state controlled by a single party with about 65% majority in Parliament, Singapore has a paternalistic government that can be protective of industries that are strategic to the development of the country. Yet its government is also pragmatic, forward looking and pro-reformists. Because of its unique circumstances, the Singapore experience with liberalization is worth studying. Three key ideas will emerge in the paper. First, the ...


Deference Under The Separation Of Powers: An Increasingly Acceptable Trait Amongst The Irish Judiciary?, Philip Smith 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Deference Under The Separation Of Powers: An Increasingly Acceptable Trait Amongst The Irish Judiciary?, Philip Smith

Dissertations

Deference refers to a certain respect or esteem which is due to a superior or an elder or a tendency of inferiors to acknowledge the legitimacy of superiors’ powers.It is a concept which is becoming increasingly popular in the works of legal commentator’s as of late. This is a direct result of the growing perception that it is a trait which is becoming synonymous with the Irish Judiciary.

The object of this research is to examine whether this accusation is true i.e. have our Superior Courts changed their mindset and adopted a more deferential stance than they ...


Design, Planning, And Evaluation Of Upgraded Cattle Handling Facility, Lindsey Kaeli Tulloch 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Design, Planning, And Evaluation Of Upgraded Cattle Handling Facility, Lindsey Kaeli Tulloch

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

This senior project discusses the design, planning, and evaluation of a livestock handling facility for Tulloch Ranches. The facility will be an upgrade to the facility currently used at the ranch in Pine Valley, California. The design parameters for the facility were narrowed down to the following: 1. Must reduce stress to animals during handling. 2. Must be cost effective to save labor and maintenance. 3. Must show improvement from the current set- up. The above parameters combine to form a system that enables the handlers of Tulloch Ranches to manage and work cattle in a more calm and humane ...


A Comparison Of Costs And Returns For Organic And Conventional Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Production In San Luis Obispo County, Amanda N. Johansen 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Comparison Of Costs And Returns For Organic And Conventional Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Production In San Luis Obispo County, Amanda N. Johansen

Agribusiness

This study examined the differences in costs and profitability for established conventional and organic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Edna Valley region of San Luis Obispo County, California. The study used a partial budgeting approach to compare cost and profitability for established vineyards for 2009, and thus ignored transition costs. Data were obtained from UC Davis cost studies for organic and conventional grape production in other regions of California in previous years. Adjustments made to these costs to account for changes in input use, input costs and grape prices in San Luis Obispo County during the 2009 growing season.

The ...


A Case Study On Contracted Seasonal Workers And Farm Labor Contractors In The Stockton Area, Cristal Verduzco 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Case Study On Contracted Seasonal Workers And Farm Labor Contractors In The Stockton Area, Cristal Verduzco

Agribusiness

This study was conducted to define the current situation between contracted seasonal workers and farm labor contractors in the Stockton area. Specifically, this study focuses on the perception workers have of farm labor contracted employment. It also addresses the perception farm labor contractors have on the contracting business.

To gather the information needed to compare perceptions, interviews with twelve contracted seasonal workers and two farm labor contractors were conducted in Stockton. The analysis process consists of a detailed account of the problems workers and farm labor contractors encounter in the farm labor contracting business.

The results of these interviews concluded ...


Optimal Solid Waste Policy With Centralized Recycling Opportunities, Thomas C. Kinnaman 2010 Bucknell University

Optimal Solid Waste Policy With Centralized Recycling Opportunities, Thomas C. Kinnaman

Faculty Journal Articles

Economic models have demonstrated the efficiency of curbside collection taxes. This paper demonstrates that such efficiencies disappear in economies with centralized recycling options - where recyclable materials can be removed from the waste stream either by households or at a centralized recycling facility. In such economies a curbside garbage tax not only fails to encourage the centralized recycler to internalize the external costs of waste disposal, but introduces inefficiencies to the cost-minimizing mix of household and centralized recycling efforts. The optimal waste policy is a tax assessed further downstream at the landfill rather than at the curb.


Solid Waste Management In The Caribbean, Thomas C. Kinnaman 2010 Bucknell University

Solid Waste Management In The Caribbean, Thomas C. Kinnaman

Faculty Journal Articles

Increases in population, urbanization, and per-capita incomes in the Caribbean over the past century have magnified the traditional challenge of managing household refuse. This paper will discuss the historical evolution of solid waste management practices, summarize the current state of waste management in the Caribbean, consider the future growth of waste production, highlight options for future waste management, and finally consider policies available to change current household waste disposal practices. Solid waste planners might find this information useful to prepare long-term strategies for waste management in the Caribbean.


Foster Care Placement, Poor Parenting, And Negative Outcomes Among Homeless Young Adults, Kimberly A. Tyler, Lisa A. Melander 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Foster Care Placement, Poor Parenting, And Negative Outcomes Among Homeless Young Adults, Kimberly A. Tyler, Lisa A. Melander

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

Although homeless youth with and without foster care histories both face adverse life circumstances, little is known about how these two groups compare in terms of their early histories and whether they face similar outcomes. As such, we compared those with and without a history of foster care placement to determine if the associations between a history of poor parenting and negative outcomes including depression, delinquency, physical and sexual victimization, and substance use, are similar for these two groups. The sample consisted of 172 homeless young adults from the Midwestern United States. Multivariate results revealed that among those previously in ...


Competition, Competitiveness And 'Created' Competitive Advantages: Re-Positioning The Singapore 'Advantage' In China, India, Vietnam And Indonesia, Caroline YEOH 2010 Singapore Management University

Competition, Competitiveness And 'Created' Competitive Advantages: Re-Positioning The Singapore 'Advantage' In China, India, Vietnam And Indonesia, Caroline Yeoh

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

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2010 June, Office of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University. 2010 Morehead State University

2010 June, Office Of Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Press Release Archives

Press releases for June of 2010.


Credo's Topic Pages, Sue Polanka 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Credo's Topic Pages, Sue Polanka

University Libraries' Staff Publications

"Where do I start?" This is often a question that students ask when beginning their research. It's a question that Credo Reference wants to answer with its new product, Topic Pages. Topic Pages offers an all-in-one starting point for more than 10,000 popular research topics. The pages are designed to offer context and vocabulary, subject orientation, and pathways to further exploration. They include simple definitions, encyclopedia entries, tag clouds showing the vocabulary of the topic, images, and a tide list of the most common references from subject encyclopedia articles. Content is drawn from Credo Reference and beyond.


On-Farm Welfare Assessment For Regulatory Purposes: Issues And Possible Solutions, Jan Tind Sørensen, David Fraser 2010 University of Aarhus

On-Farm Welfare Assessment For Regulatory Purposes: Issues And Possible Solutions, Jan Tind Sørensen, David Fraser

Assessment of Animal Welfare

On-farm welfare assessment has been used mainly for non-regulatory purposes such as producer education or to qualify for voluntary welfare-assurance programs. The application of on-farm assessments in regulatory programs would require four issues to be addressed: (1) selecting criteria that are widely accepted as valid by diverse citizens, (2) setting minimum legal levels, (3) achieving the high level of fairness and objectivity required for legally binding requirements, and (4) achieving the cost-efficiency needed for widespread use of the methods. Issues 1 and 2 pose a particular problem because different citizens disagree on what they understand as good animal welfare, with ...


Palimpsests: Salvage, Sacrifice, And The Subject Of Truth In Photographs, Joshua L. Comer 2010 DePaul University

Palimpsests: Salvage, Sacrifice, And The Subject Of Truth In Photographs, Joshua L. Comer

College of Communication Master of Arts Theses

A palimpsest is a new inscription on old materials, a form of media offering a hybrid yet hierarchical sense of time. Turning frequently to the writings of Alain Badiou, Roland Barthes, and Walter Benjamin, I examine two zines published in the wake of the death of a Chicago street artist and the confessional postcards of Frank Warren’s PostSecret mail art project to understand the formal traits and claims to truth photographs exhibit when they are transformed into palimpsests. The present intrudes on the past in these media, incompletely erasing or overwriting history to show the gaps in context and ...


Selling True Stories: A Cultural Analysis Of Manufactured Realism In The Docudrama Crime Film, Jamie Schleser 2010 DePaul University

Selling True Stories: A Cultural Analysis Of Manufactured Realism In The Docudrama Crime Film, Jamie Schleser

College of Communication Master of Arts Theses

This paper examines the cultural function of docudrama crime films. The docudrama is a hybrid of the conventional Hollywood fiction film and the documentary. Blurring fact and fiction, these films manufacture an illusion of realism around the framework of the standard feature film using visual and narrative appeals to real life and real events. By asserting that they are "based on a true story," these films are able to shape and enhance a desired reading of the text in order to convey a particular social message to audiences. To understand the initial development of the docudrama crime form and how ...


Stopping The Wind-An Exploration Of The Hawaiian Sovereignty Movmement, Krystle R. Klein 2010 DePaul University

Stopping The Wind-An Exploration Of The Hawaiian Sovereignty Movmement, Krystle R. Klein

College of Communication Master of Arts Theses

Hawaiian philosophy attributes certain God elements to its existence. The sun symbolizes Life. The water symbolizes the fluidity of life, and time is exemplified by the wind. Each element contains and yin/yang component, such as salt water to fresh water, and night to day. Time, however, lacks this component. Time can only move forward. The wind can only move in one direction. As the Hawaiians fight to restore their culture and rights, they are attempting the great feat of stopping the wind.

This film documents that process, and explores through a historical implication and into a context of modernity ...


Representations Of Women Athletes In The Media, Sarah Kustok 2010 DePaul University

Representations Of Women Athletes In The Media, Sarah Kustok

College of Communication Master of Arts Theses

This study took a critical historical content analysis of the media’s coverage of women’s athletics through the 1990’s and into the early part of the 2000’s. Not only was there massive growth in the quantity of coverage for women’s sports, but specifically for the U.S. Women’s soccer team. As media depictions showed this particular team displaying both masculine and feminine characteristics on and off the field, the idea of gender fluidity proved to be accepted and cherished by society. It is possible for women to perform or enact traditionally masculine or feminine identities ...


Creating 21st Century Libraries, Elise Valoe, Tod Stevens, Lynell De Wind 2010 Steelcase Corporation

Creating 21st Century Libraries, Elise Valoe, Tod Stevens, Lynell De Wind

Presentations

Steelcase Corporation, SHW Group and GVSU presented "Creating 21st Century Libraries" at Neocon in Chciago, IL. Steelcase’s most recent research on education libraries was presented. Participants found out about the key business drivers impacting how libraries are designed and what activities must be supported in the 21st century. They learned to develop and use a human-centered design method to develop solutions and aid the shift from information-centered libraries to social centered ones Presenters: Elise Valoe, senior human-centered design researcher for Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, MI; Tod Stevens, AIA, LEED AP, principal designer for SHW Group, Berkeley, MI; Lynell De ...


Deduplication At Comprehensive Universities: Benefits And Barriers, Doug Way 2010 Grand Valley State University

Deduplication At Comprehensive Universities: Benefits And Barriers, Doug Way

Presentations

Presented at: "Multiple Formats and Copies in a Digital Age: Acceptance, Tolerance, Elimination." Sponsored by CMDS Administration of Collection Development. Cosponsored by RUSA CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee and CMDS Collection Assessment Committee. American Library Association Annual Conference, June 26, 2010.

Some libraries embrace all copies and formats, others tolerate them, and still others remove all formats/copies but one. In a digital age, how do we embrace removing items from our collections that have been replaced by other formats? How do we create buy in for these projects? Come listen to best practices about the ways in which ...


The Political Mobilization Of Corporate Directors: Socio-Economic Correlates Of Affiliation To European Pressure Groups, Matthew BOND, Siana Glouharova, Nicholas HARRIGAN 2010 London South Bank University

The Political Mobilization Of Corporate Directors: Socio-Economic Correlates Of Affiliation To European Pressure Groups, Matthew Bond, Siana Glouharova, Nicholas Harrigan

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Business has played a central role in the debate over Britain's place in the European Union. This paper examines the socio-economic characteristics of directors of Britain's largest corporations who affiliated either to Business for Sterling or Britain in Europe. It reports associations between directors' social backgrounds and their probabilities of affiliation. Elite university education, club membership, wealth and multiple directorships were all associated with higher propensities to affiliate. The associations are consistent with the idea that directors' social resources allow them to overcome collective action problems as well as supplying them with the motivations to affiliate. They also ...


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