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On Displacement And Music: Embodiments Of Contemporary Nubian Music In The Nubian Resettlements, Fayrouz Kaddal 2021 The American University in Cairo AUC

On Displacement And Music: Embodiments Of Contemporary Nubian Music In The Nubian Resettlements, Fayrouz Kaddal

Theses and Dissertations

Between 1961-1964, an estimated number of 113’000 Nubians, who were living south of the site of the Aswan High Dam, the area now beneath Lake Nasser, and Wadi Halfa, north of Sudan, were displaced to an area near Kom Ombo, 20 kilometres away from the Nile and 50 kilometres north of Aswan. This major project of resettlement occurred for the construction of the Aswan High Dam, Nasser’s signature mega-project. The 1961-1964 displacement was the culmination of earlier waves of relocation that Nubians witnessed during their recent history. In 1902 the British constructed the Aswan (lower) Dam by the ...


When To Trust Authoritative Testimony: Generation And Transmission Of Knowledge In Saadya Gaon, Al-Ghazālī And Thomas Aquinas, Brett A. Yardley 2021 Marquette University

When To Trust Authoritative Testimony: Generation And Transmission Of Knowledge In Saadya Gaon, Al-Ghazālī And Thomas Aquinas, Brett A. Yardley

Dissertations (1934 -)

People have become suspicious of authority, including epistemic authorities, i.e., knowledge experts, even on matters individuals are unqualified to adjudicate (e.g., climate change, vaccines, or the shape and age of the earth). This is problematic since most of our knowledge comes from trusting a speaker—whether scholars reading experts, students listening to teachers, children obeying their parents, or pedestrians inquiring of strangers—such that the knowledge transmitted is rarely personally verified. Despite the recent development of social epistemology and theories of testimony, this is not a new problem. Ancient and Medieval philosophers largely took it for granted that ...


Campus Recreation Call For Artists, University of Maine Campus Recreation 2021 The University of Maine

Campus Recreation Call For Artists, University Of Maine Campus Recreation

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Screenshot of University of Maine Campus Recreation webpage with a call for artists to design a banner to showcase Campus Recreation’s statement for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the New Balance Recreation Center and/or Maine Bound Adventure Center.


Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia, Alaina Claire Feldman, Clayton Press, Solange Farkas, Gabriel Bogossian 2021 CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY Baruch College

Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia, Alaina Claire Feldman, Clayton Press, Solange Farkas, Gabriel Bogossian

Publications and Research

Bilingual catalogue for the exhibition "Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia" presented at Baruch College's Mishkin Gallery.


Framing Of Female Leading Roles In Drama Series On Video Streaming Platforms, Manatalah Soliman 2021 American University in Cairo

Framing Of Female Leading Roles In Drama Series On Video Streaming Platforms, Manatalah Soliman

Theses and Dissertations

This comparative study examines the female-centered drama series aired on VOD services from three different genres. While several studies have established the stereotypical representation of women in the drama series, most research has focused on individual countries. The significance of this study relies upon the fact that the series is from VOD services, notably Netflix and Shahid VIP. The study bridges a gap in the literature by adopting a comparative perspective to analyze gender portrayals from six drama series, three from each country, from three genres. The contemporary drama genre included Valeria from Spain and Leh Laa?! Why Not?! from ...


Reading Ability, Study Habits And Students’ Academic Performance In Social Studies, Juliana Uloma Iheakanwa, Sunday Obro, Williams Pius Akpochafo 2021 Delta State University, Abraka,

Reading Ability, Study Habits And Students’ Academic Performance In Social Studies, Juliana Uloma Iheakanwa, Sunday Obro, Williams Pius Akpochafo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated reading ability, study habits and students’ academic performance in Social Studies. The study was an expos-facto study. The researcher employed a stratified and multi-sampling technique to sample 1103 students. The questionnaire was the instrument utilised to gather data. The Cronbach Alpha was utilised for the determination of the instrument reliability, and a reliability value coefficient value of 0.78 for Reading Fluency, 0.90 for Passage Recall and 0.92 for question Answering and 0.76 for Study habit was obtained. Data generated were evaluated employing correlation co-efficient of determination for the research questions, while the multiple ...


Mae Pearl Drummer, 2021 Georgia Southern University

Mae Pearl Drummer

African American Funeral Programs, Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center, Bulloch County, Georgia

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Mrs. Phyllis Outland Reese, 2021 Georgia Southern University

Mrs. Phyllis Outland Reese

African American Funeral Programs, Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center, Bulloch County, Georgia

This document is not an obituary. This piece likely served as a precursor or rough draft for what would become the obituary.


Multilingual Writers In The Mexican Sociocultural Context: Towards Improved Pedagogical Practices In The U.S., Virginia LoCastro 2021 Consultant

Multilingual Writers In The Mexican Sociocultural Context: Towards Improved Pedagogical Practices In The U.S., Virginia Locastro

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Currently, the education of Latina/o students in the United States for higher education and future careers comprises multiple moving parts. As the U.S. educational system, in particular the Pre-K-12 years of schooling, struggles despite efforts to address the needs of all students, both native English speakers as well as English language learners (ELLs), to better prepare them to enter institutions of tertiary education and succeed in careers, various organizations and consortiums articulate more rigorous educational standards (WIDA and the Common Core Standards as two examples). These recent proposals focus on academic literacy skills, in particular on reading and ...


La Variedad Local En La EnseñAnza Del EspañOl En Eeuu: Una Propuesta PedagóGica, Rebeca Acevedo 2021 Loyola Marymount University

La Variedad Local En La EnseñAnza Del EspañOl En Eeuu: Una Propuesta PedagóGica, Rebeca Acevedo

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

La realidad sociolingüística del idioma español del siglo XXI es la de una lengua global y pluri-normativa. Se estima que el español es una lengua empleada por alrededor de 495 millones de hablantes (Instituto Cervantes, versión electrónica). Con ello el español, tras el chino mandarín, ocupa el segundo lugar dentro de las lenguas más habladas en el mundo; y se ubica en la cuarta posición en cuanto a lengua materna. Con esta concepción del español como lengua global se ha superado la posición purista que consideraba la variedad europea como la única norma estándar. Bajo este pluricentralismo del idioma español ...


Metadiscourse In Book Reviews In English And Brazilian Portuguese: A Corpus-Based Analysis, Luciana Junqueiria, Viviana Cortes 2021 Georgia State University

Metadiscourse In Book Reviews In English And Brazilian Portuguese: A Corpus-Based Analysis, Luciana Junqueiria, Viviana Cortes

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Book reviews play different roles in academia. They are used in the selection of what books to read and purchase (Carvalho, 2001) and as a vehicle for publication and visibility, especially for graduate students and novice scholars (Hyland, 2000; Motta-Roth, 2001). Scholars and graduate students must do a great amount of reading in order to stay up to date in any given field, as scientific knowledge has become more and more widespread. This task is undeniably challenging given the amount of time and resources needed for such updating (Carvalho, 2002; Suárez & Moreno, 2008). Academics need to be selective about the ...


Writing And Rhetoric Along The U.S.-Mexico Border, Barry Thatcher, Kelly Medina-López, Omar Montoya 2021 New Mexico State University

Writing And Rhetoric Along The U.S.-Mexico Border, Barry Thatcher, Kelly Medina-López, Omar Montoya

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Recently, our field has seen a strong surge in the interest in writing across borders, multilingual and ESL writing, and globalization and rhetoric (see, for example, the 2010 Penn State Conference on Border Rhetorics; 2014 Border Rhetorics, Rhetoric Society of America). This surge parallels, in many ways, the growing enrollment of international student populations and second-language writers in U.S. writing programs, which is widely documented (Roberge, Siegal, & Harlau, 2009; Matsuda, 2009). Given this development, it would seem appropriate or even natural that writing programs would be developing curriculum to meet the needs of these multilingual students. In fact, that development is ...


Writing The Literature Review: Challenges Of Two Mexican Novice Writers, Hilda Hidalgo, Rosa María Funderburk Razo 2021 Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo

Writing The Literature Review: Challenges Of Two Mexican Novice Writers, Hilda Hidalgo, Rosa María Funderburk Razo

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Writing a thesis or dissertation is not an easy task (Bitchener, 2009; O’Connell & Jin, 2001; Meloy, 2002); this kind of writing may also represent a particularly more difficult endeavor when it comes to novice writers who also happen to be non-native speakers of English (NNS) who can struggle not only with the linguistic demands but also with the characteristics of its discourse of this genre\sub-genre.


Non-Convergent Literacy Practices And Dominican Students In The U.S., Andrea Parmegiani, Sharon Utakis 2021 Bronx Community College, CUNY

Non-Convergent Literacy Practices And Dominican Students In The U.S., Andrea Parmegiani, Sharon Utakis

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

This paper presents a literature review to articulate a pedagogical rationale for integrating English writing instruction with writing instruction in Spanish as a strategy for improving success rates among Spanish speaking ESL students (SS-ESL) at Hispanic serving institutions such as Bronx Community College (BCC), where we both teach ESL. This rationale underpinned the creation of a new learning community cluster that was piloted at BCC in Fall 2013. The cluster included an advanced ESL class, a Spanish composition class, and a Freshmen Year Seminar (FYS). Success indicators for the students enrolled in this cluster were very promising.


The Discourse Of First-Year Writers At Border Sites: Discerning The Transcultural, Bilinguistic Strategies Of English Language Learners In College, Beatrice Méndez-Newman 2021 University of Texas-Pan American

The Discourse Of First-Year Writers At Border Sites: Discerning The Transcultural, Bilinguistic Strategies Of English Language Learners In College, Beatrice Méndez-Newman

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

According to U.S. Department of Education statistics, 9.8% of students enrolled in American elementary and secondary public schools are officially classified as English Language Learners (ELL) (U.S. Department of Education, 2012). In border states and states with high numbers of immigrant populations, such as Texas, Florida, New York, California, New Mexico, and Arizona, the ELL percentage is much higher. In Texas, for example, 17% of public school students are classified as ELL (Texas Education Agency, 2012). According to U.S. Department of Education statistics, 0% of college students in public higher education institutions are English Language Learners ...


Rikers Island And The Crisis: Storytelling, Scholarship, Activism, Shana Russell 2021 Bard High School Early College Newark

Rikers Island And The Crisis: Storytelling, Scholarship, Activism, Shana Russell

Early College Folio

This essay was originally shared by the author as the 24th annual W. E. B. Du Bois Memorial Lecture at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. It has been edited slightly for publication.


Review Of Information Overload: An International Challenge For Professional Engineers And Technical Communicators. Judith B. Strother, Jan M. Ulijn, And Zohra Fazal Hoboken, Nj: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012. 279 Pp., Shawanda Stewart 2021 New Mexico State University

Review Of Information Overload: An International Challenge For Professional Engineers And Technical Communicators. Judith B. Strother, Jan M. Ulijn, And Zohra Fazal Hoboken, Nj: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012. 279 Pp., Shawanda Stewart

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Information Overload: An International Challenge for Professional Engineers and Technical Communicators is the first text to be introduced as part of the Professional Engineering Communication book series and is committed to examining, sharing, and advancing global communication practices in technical, scientific, and engineering fields. This book, effectively organized for multiple and interdisciplinary audiences—students, industry professionals, and researchers alike—provides a consistent format for relaying multifaceted content that ties together three main concepts: forms of information overload, technology, and communication. Information Overload is organized in two sections: Section I: Causes and Costs of Information Overload and Section II: Control and ...


Comparison As A Mode Of Inquiry: Rearticulating The Contexts Of Intercultural Communication, Lance Cummings 2021 Miami University

Comparison As A Mode Of Inquiry: Rearticulating The Contexts Of Intercultural Communication, Lance Cummings

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Comparative inquiry has a long history in the scientific, sociological, and linguistic traditions that embody much of the work being done in English studies, including technical, professional, and intercultural communication. Generally speaking, comparative methods are often used to explain variation in human behavior, often with the assumption that there is a common source from which this variation springs, whether it be historical change, cognitive structures like universal grammar, social entities, or just “human nature.” As we move into what Wendy Hesford (2006) called the “global turn” in English studies, the phenomena of globalization and shifting classroom, cultural, and communicative ecologies ...


Towards A Cultural Rhetorics Methodology: Making Research Matter With Multi-Generational Women From The Little Traverse Bay Band, Andrea M. Riley Mukavetz 2021 Bowling Green State University

Towards A Cultural Rhetorics Methodology: Making Research Matter With Multi-Generational Women From The Little Traverse Bay Band, Andrea M. Riley Mukavetz

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Almost five years ago, I started working on two oral history projects with a group of multi-generational, urban Odawa women from Lansing, Michigan. I met these women while working with one of the community elders on developing her life history into a book for publication. About four weeks into the project, the elder, Geri, suggested that we do another oral history with more Odawa women from the area. Together, we developed and organized three talking circles where the women shared stories about their lived experiences and their roles and responsibilities at work, in the community, and while pursuing a formal ...


Methodological Journey: Lessons Learned From A Student-Led Intercultural Pilot Study, Ryan James Price, Rebecca Walton, Matthew Petersen 2021 Utah State University

Methodological Journey: Lessons Learned From A Student-Led Intercultural Pilot Study, Ryan James Price, Rebecca Walton, Matthew Petersen

Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

New technical communication scholars face the challenge of developing cultural competence in order to effectively and appropriately carry out intercultural research. With interculturally competent technical communicators in increasingly high demand, instructors wrestle with the challenge of preparing students for cross-cultural work environments (Melton, 2011; Smith & Mikelonis, 2011; St.Amant, 2011). The field has adopted a wide variety of globalization-driven, culture-conscious educational practices over the past few decades, but a knowledge gap still persists regarding how to equip new scholars with training and tools that are necessary for building cultural competence, particularly as it relates to designing and conducting research. In this article ...


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