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Teaching Big History, Richard B. Simon, Mojgan Behmand, Thomas Burke, Esther Quaedackers, Seohyung Kim, Kiowa Bower, Neal Wolfe, James B. Cunningham, Cynthia Taylor, Martin Anderson, J. Daniel May, Philip Novak, Debbie Daunt, Jaime Castner, Ethan Annis, Amy E. Gilbert, Anne Reid, Suzanne Roybal, Alan Schut, Cynthia Brown, Harlan Stelmach Jun 2016

Teaching Big History, Richard B. Simon, Mojgan Behmand, Thomas Burke, Esther Quaedackers, Seohyung Kim, Kiowa Bower, Neal Wolfe, James B. Cunningham, Cynthia Taylor, Martin Anderson, J. Daniel May, Philip Novak, Debbie Daunt, Jaime Castner, Ethan Annis, Amy E. Gilbert, Anne Reid, Suzanne Roybal, Alan Schut, Cynthia Brown, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history.Weaving the myriad threads of evidence-based human knowledge into a master narrative that stretches from the beginning of the universe to the present, the Big History framework helps students make sense of their studies in all disciplines by illuminating the structures that underlie the universe and the connections among them.Teaching Big History is …


Toward A Radical Integral Humanism: Macintyre’S Continuing Marxism, Jeffery Nicholas Jul 2015

Toward A Radical Integral Humanism: Macintyre’S Continuing Marxism, Jeffery Nicholas

Jeffery Nicholas

I argue that we must read Alasdair MacIntyre’s mature work through a Marxist lens. I begin by discussing his argument that we must choose which God to worship on principles of justice, which, it turns out, are ones given to us by God. I contend that this argument entails that we must see Mac- Intyre’s early Marxist commitments as given to him by God, and, therefore, that he has never abandoned them in his turn to Thomistic-Aristotelianism. I examine his reading of Marx, with its emphasis on the concept of alienation as a Christian concept, and explain how this reading …


Mario Rufino Méndez Y La Caricatura Política En Nuestra Raza: Estudio Testimonial De Una Rica Producción Cultural De Los Afro-Uruguayos (1933-1948), María Cristina Burgueño Dec 2014

Mario Rufino Méndez Y La Caricatura Política En Nuestra Raza: Estudio Testimonial De Una Rica Producción Cultural De Los Afro-Uruguayos (1933-1948), María Cristina Burgueño

Modern Languages Faculty Research

This work is a one volume published by the National Library of Uruguay with a prologue by Dr. George Reid Andrews. It provides an in depth analysis of the corpus of caricatures made by Mario R. Mendez, an afro-Uruguayan artist, for the magazine “Our Race” during its second period 1933-1948. These editorial caricatures made a strong statement against the Fascism in Europe and the League of Nations’ attitude towards the invasion of Ethiopia ordered by Benito Mussolini. They also satirized the political and social reality in Uruguay. Both, the caricatures and the magazine provide a testimony of an extensive cultural …


Ua1c11/55 Gordon Wilson Photo Collection, Wku Archives Dec 2014

Ua1c11/55 Gordon Wilson Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs taken by and of Gordon Wilson.


Arkansas Pollution Control And Ecology Commission Records, 1980-2014 Dec 2014

Arkansas Pollution Control And Ecology Commission Records, 1980-2014

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The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission records contain case records, permit applications, audio and minutes from commission meetings, and miscellaneous files and maps.


Interdepartmental Relations Committee (Irc) Records, 1972-2014 Dec 2014

Interdepartmental Relations Committee (Irc) Records, 1972-2014

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This collection is comprised of three record groups transferred to the Arkansas State Archives from IRC member agencies. The first record group contains programs from IRC Executive Secretarial Seminars from 1972 through 2008, a guestbook signed from the seminars as well as other IRC events, and discs from the 2007 IRC Christmas luncheon. The second record group contains files mostly collected by Dorothy Gilliam, former executive secretary to the education commissioner and former chair of the Interdepartmental Relations Committee. It contains files related to IRC finance, meetings, and seminars. It also includes governor's proclamations related to the committee and audio …


Arkansas State Board Of Election Commissioners Records, 1978-2014 Dec 2014

Arkansas State Board Of Election Commissioners Records, 1978-2014

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This collections consists of the records of the Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners. It includes reimbursements paid to each Arkansas county for the cost of holding elections. These files are organized alphabetically by county. The files include information on reimbursement for costs such as commissioner training, poll worker pay and training, ballot printing, and supply and programming costs. It also includes information on voting systems and voting machines that were used or considered for use in past elections for voting and ballot counting. The collection also contains sound recordings of board meetings and headshot photographs of various election commissioners …


Arkansas Secretary Of State: Elections Division Records, 1950-2014 Dec 2014

Arkansas Secretary Of State: Elections Division Records, 1950-2014

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This collection contains records transferred from the Arkansas Secretary of State Elections Division. The records include reports required by the Arkansas Secretary of State for campaign contributions, expenditures, statements of financial interest, and carryover funds of state and district candidates. They include files on political action committees, lobbyist registrations and reports, oaths of office, and other materials related to elections.


Arkansas Department Of Parks And Tourism: Tourism Development Records, 1992-2014 Dec 2014

Arkansas Department Of Parks And Tourism: Tourism Development Records, 1992-2014

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This collection contains correspondence, commission reports, orientation material, media information, and profiles for all 75 counties in Arkansas all relating to tourism development in Arkansas.


Arkansas Waterways Commission Records, 1962-2014 Dec 2014

Arkansas Waterways Commission Records, 1962-2014

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The SR2017.0013 portion of these records are comprised of the Arkansas Waterways minutes and financial reports, environmental study and research materials, as well as audiovisual materials and publications. Series 1: Operations of the Arkansas Waterways Commission including minutes, financial reports and budgets, commission business materials, state legislation, and materials on rivers promoted by the commission. Series 2: Environmental research materials including environmental studies, impact statements, reports, drafts and plans. Series 3: Audiovisual Materials Series 4: Publications The SR2017.0025 portion of these records consists two coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Waterways Commission. The SR20020.0008 portion of records consists of …


Pulaski County League Of Women Voters Papers, 1999-2014 Dec 2014

Pulaski County League Of Women Voters Papers, 1999-2014

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This collection contains board meeting minutes, correspondence, names of withdrawn memberships, newsletters, treasurer notes, and public policy positions for the Pulaski County League of Women Voters organization.


Governor Mike Beebe Archives Month Proclamation, 2014 Dec 2014

Governor Mike Beebe Archives Month Proclamation, 2014

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This collection contains a proclamation signed by Governor Mike Beebe, on August 27, 2014, proclaiming October 2014 Arkansas Archives Month.


Pax Yearbook 2014, Subiaco Abbey And Academy Dec 2014

Pax Yearbook 2014, Subiaco Abbey And Academy

The Pax, 1927; 1946-2020

Yearbook of Subiaco Abbey and Academy for the 2013-2014 school year.


Ain't No Love In New York City, Jason Bisnoff Dec 2014

Ain't No Love In New York City, Jason Bisnoff

Capstones

My story is about the defunct relationship between hip-hop and the city where it was born, New York. While cities like Nashville and New Orleans tout their love for the musical forms that were born in their cities from top to bottom, the people of New York love the music and culture that calls the city home but the powers that be on a gubernatorial and municipal level keep it at an arms length. In this piece I explore why and how this disconnect exists through street sign legislation, a battleground area where petitions to co-name streets after rappers have …


2-D Or Not 2-D?: How The Iris Closed On Hand-Drawn Feature Animation, Thad Komorowski Dec 2014

2-D Or Not 2-D?: How The Iris Closed On Hand-Drawn Feature Animation, Thad Komorowski

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Before the age of computer animation, hand-drawn animation flourished in American feature films. Yet the early successes of CGI in mid-'90s had a profound negative impact on the livelihood of this once Hollywood cornerstone. Through extensive research and eyewitness accounts, learn the story of why pencils were replaced with pixels at all the major feature animation studios. And more importantly, why that isn't likely to change. The audio element is an 8-minute recording of historian, professor and filmmaker John Canemaker discussing his personal feelings on hand-drawn and CGI animation. [Please note that the embedded videos work better in the HTML/URL …


Iggy Azalea: Cultural Appropriator Or Scapegoat For Accepted Practice?, Malorie Marshall Dec 2014

Iggy Azalea: Cultural Appropriator Or Scapegoat For Accepted Practice?, Malorie Marshall

Capstones

Iggy Azalea isn’t the first artist to profit from a entertainment persona that differs from her “real” personality. But the fact that Azalea is a white woman profiting by employing a fake “black” sound wrought through appropriating is what seems to angers people more than the quality of Azalea’s music, or anything else about her.


The Year, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2014

The Year, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

As years go 2014 was an interesting one in sportsworld. Some might characterize it as depressing while others may look back on it as exhilarating. Whatever the case may be we know that at some point in the future we will look back on the year 2014 with nostalgia and/or perhaps a year of pivotal change. Maybe even historic, whatever that means.


Rebranding Religion, Parker Brown Dec 2014

Rebranding Religion, Parker Brown

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The Mormon church spends millions on focus group, lobby groups, surveys, public relations, and marketing, all to fix a single problem: When Americans are asked what they think of Mormons, fewer than 50% give a positive answer. This is the story of God-vertising, of what happens when the traditions of religion meet the proselyting tools of the modern world.


Hockey's Cutting-Edge Canvas – The Art Of The Goalie Mask, Jacob Becker Dec 2014

Hockey's Cutting-Edge Canvas – The Art Of The Goalie Mask, Jacob Becker

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My project is about the industry of hockey goalie mask artwork told through the perspective of primarily one artist, Ray Bishop, whom I visited at his Michigan workshop in October. "Hockey's Cutting-Edge Canvas" reports Ray's story, which includes details of his business, his background and struggles. The story also offers differing views from former goaltenders and current artists on the trend of goalie artwork across the NHL and lower-level leagues.


The Bitter Pill: How Second-Wave Feminism Failed, And Why It Doesn't Matter, Brianna Mcgurran Dec 2014

The Bitter Pill: How Second-Wave Feminism Failed, And Why It Doesn't Matter, Brianna Mcgurran

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It's not cool to be a feminist. It’s not anti-establishment to say you don’t identify with that label; now, it’s the status quo. Every time a celebrity like Katy Perry or Salma Hayek distances herself from feminism, blogs like Jezebel and Feministing pounce. But a few months ago I found out that all the back-and-forth doesn’t matter. The final verdict on second-wave feminism's success won’t be found in words spoken on the red carpet or in rejoinders on women’s blogs. The future of gender relations will be decided in an obscure corner of the Internet populated primarily by angry white …


Trapped In The Commons, Max Willens Dec 2014

Trapped In The Commons, Max Willens

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A meditation on owning music as intellectual property, plus a look at the growing costs associated with archiving our cultural history.


X-Cel-Ing To Rio, Nicholas Forrester Dec 2014

X-Cel-Ing To Rio, Nicholas Forrester

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Nick Garone previously failed as a sports agent, but found new life when he transitioned to wrestling. He has now assembled a "Dream Team" of four wrestlers with gold medal ambitions at the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With wrestling's future still in question, his team could be key to saving the sport.


Dead Women And White Men: Why Are Today’S Hit Noir Shows Still Stuck In The Gender/ Race Politics Of The ‘40s And ‘50s?, Zainab Akande Dec 2014

Dead Women And White Men: Why Are Today’S Hit Noir Shows Still Stuck In The Gender/ Race Politics Of The ‘40s And ‘50s?, Zainab Akande

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Critically acclaimed TV noir programs such as “True Detective,” “House of Cards” and “Hannibal” provide complex narratives with compelling characters, but fail to take full advantage of gender & race diversity.


Looking For Jazz Gigs In New York, Camilo Gomez Dec 2014

Looking For Jazz Gigs In New York, Camilo Gomez

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There are more than 220 venues in Manhattan where people can listen to live jazz, including clubs, restaurants and bars, but also music schools and concert halls. Yet it is hard for a musician to find a steady gig, let alone one that pays well. Yuki Futami, 27, is one of many jazz musicians who come to New York City looking to further their skills, through schooling or performing. When it comes to finding places to play gigs, competition is fierce. Gabriel Guerrero, 37, and Marianne Solivan,38, also share their experience.


Black Seoul, Victoria Johnson Dec 2014

Black Seoul, Victoria Johnson

Capstones

The project explores the connections between Black culture and South Korean culture and how they are overlapping.


A Life On Pause, Briana Duggan Dec 2014

A Life On Pause, Briana Duggan

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These pieces explore the financial, emotional, and physical toll that women in New York with loved ones in prison must bear in order to maintain a relationship with their loved one. The series follows Heddy Chisholm, a 28-year-old mother of a disabled child who chooses to travel more than 400 miles every other week to visit her fiance, Terrence at a prison near the Canadian border.


Are Indie Artist Better Off?, Chinwe Oniah Dec 2014

Are Indie Artist Better Off?, Chinwe Oniah

Capstones

This project is about underground musicians that either want to self-release their own music or release their music through and independent music label. They are rejecting that traditional model of being signed to a major label.


The Country Club Sport: The Decline Of African-Americans In Baseball, Elijah Stewart Dec 2014

The Country Club Sport: The Decline Of African-Americans In Baseball, Elijah Stewart

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This season Major League Baseball announced that African-American players only comprised 8.3% of rosters on this year’s Opening Day. This would be tied for the lowest number ever recorded by the Institute of Ethics and Diversity in Sports since 1990, their first year of research. In 1990, TIDE reported that 17 percent of the players were black; other tallies have put the high mark as 1986, when the figure was 19 percent. The rise in popularity of basketball and football, along with a lack of funds and interests interest in baseball amongst the black community has caused the decline; but …


Where Is All The Conservative Comedy?, Oliver Morrison Dec 2014

Where Is All The Conservative Comedy?, Oliver Morrison

Capstones

It would be nice if there were a single, simple explanation for why conservatives have failed at political TV satire. But the truth is there are many factors that have all contributed: the tendency of satire to skewer the establishment; the lack of conservatives drawn to comedy; the unique liberal anger when the medium came of age; the first-in training advantage of the Daily Show; the subtle biases of Hollywood executives making the decisions; as well as the different sensibilities of conservative and liberal viewers.


The Life Of A Moral And Radical Crusader, Anugya Chitransh Dec 2014

The Life Of A Moral And Radical Crusader, Anugya Chitransh

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Narain Kataria has spent most of his life educating the masses about the evils of radical Islam. A prominent member of the Indian-American community in New York, he has many followers. His crusade has affected the people around him and his experience in India has shaped his views. But there is the question about how much influence he actually wields.