Edward Said’s Orientalism is considered by many to be a landmark cultural text that provided much of the basis for what came to be known as post-colonial theory.
Organic dyes were synthesized for use in dye-sensitized solar cells. Dye-sensitized solar cells are being explored because of their low cost of production and low environmental impact.
The objectification of women and girls pervades most aspects of American culture including mass media communication, interpersonal communication, and the design, development, and marketing of consumer products.
Autism spectrum disorders, a group of developmental disorders that affect one in every 150 children, are highly heritable. Autism is thought to be caused by a number of epigenetic and genetic factors that are de novo or inherited and influenced by the environment.
This presentation will describe the designing and building process of “Squirt,” a holonomic tri-wheeled turtle-bot.
Derek Walcott’s play Pantomime is a demonstration of how Caribbean culture has evolved since colonial times, and acts as a post-colonial response to Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.
We examined the distribution and fates of natural nests of ornate box turtles (Terrapene ornata) in the Hawkeye Wildlife Area, Johnson County, Iowa.
One of the most important but least studied formulaic patterns in the Iliad uses various combinations with tris (Greek for ‘three times’) and tetarton (fourth).
Osteoporosis is marked by a decrease in bone mineral density and an increased susceptibility to fracture.
A 152 cm tall stalagmite (KIM1) was collected from the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-sensitive and monsoon-dominated Kimberly region of northwestern Australia.
This presentation is based on two months of ethnographic field research in the village of San Vicente de Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, during which the current state of the community based museum called the Ecomuseum de la Cerámica Chorotega that opened in May of 2007 was studied.
We used organic synthesis to place a deuterium atom at the 2″ position of the deoxyribose sugar of adenosine.
As students we stretch our boundaries, attempting to understand different cultures, examining them through tinted glasses.
Past research has revealed that youth in low income neighborhoods engage in higher rates of risky sexual activity than those in more affluent neighborhoods.
Several studies have indicated that Parkinson’s disease (PD) is more common in males as opposed to females.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that causes eventual respiratory failure due to motor neuron death.
It has been suggested by feminist critics that “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” would be better titled “Snow White and Her Wicked Stepmother.”
Any discussion of literary appropriation should not neglect contributions from comic books.
At the core of Adolf Hitler’s devastating dictatorial regime lay a desire to unite the Volk (the German people), an end he set out to achieve through racial purification.
Depictions of the banjo in the visual arts and literature of the Harlem Renaissance are reflective of both the banjo’s painful associations with black-face minstrelsy and its importance as a source of reclaimed heritage for Afro-Americans of the time.
Two morphologies of Millepora, currently classified as separate species, exist off the coast of the Bahamas.
Even though the Western world is growing steadily more accustomed to hearing reports of suicide terrorism occurring in the Middle East, it is still unnerving to many to hear of a woman carrying out a suicide attack.
Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of organisms to change their phenotype in order to adapt to their environment.
This work is an analysis of the uses of Native American imagery in advertising, beginning with a consideration of the images used in advertisements in the 19th century.
Writing in Vienna and in the style of Mozart and Haydn, Beethoven composed his first six string quartets between 1798 and 1800. The resulting work, Opus 18, was published in 1801, and provides important insight into Beethoven’s first experimentation within the genre.
Symbols can be a powerful tool in literature for bringing across the messages that the author wants to portray. This work examines the use of signs and symbols in Gabriel García Márquez’s short story, “Un día de estos.”
It is undeniable that Richard Wagner was one of the most prominent and influential composers of his time.
Traveling to South Africa and Namibia in October was an eye-opening experience for both of the authors.
The stories told through the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel have been long debated.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is a highly infectious opportunistic pathogen which can be deadly to those with compromised immune systems.
The operas of Richard Wagner have been mined since their premieres for their psychological content and possible interpretations.
Homer’s epic Iliad is viewed most often as a tale of the triumph of Greek forces against the foreign Trojan enemy.
The copious amount of racial mixing in Colonial Mexico first became corporeal to Colonial Powers with the emergence of casta paintings during the 18th century. These paintings, which represented scenes from everyday life, documented the different racial mixtures found in Colonial Mexico at this time, and began a system of race classification and designation based … [Read more…]
John Stuart Mill explores the notion of individual autonomy and a citizen’s freedom from government interference in cases of self-regarding actions.
Given a directed graph with a finite number of vertices and edges, a path algebra can be produced from the linear combinations of vertices and paths.
My project was on the terahertz spectroscopy of undoped, tin doped and indium doped CdSe Quantum dots.
A close examination of the use of the Ancient Greek word eleos (pity) in Homer’s epic the Iliad reveals a concept of pity that is radically different from the traditional western Christian notion.
Nest predation is an important source of mortality in turtles. We have been studying nest predation on ornate box turtles (Terrapene ornata) for several years at Hawkeye Wildlife Area, Johnson County. Iowa.
Throughout her prodigious oeuvre, Virginia Woolf pioneered experimental literary techniques as a method of capturing a reality that she felt was growing increasingly complex and kinetic.
Although most individuals are familiar with World War II history, very few are aware of the considerable human rights violations and carnage that occurred after the war was over.
Last summer we expanded on the ongoing project of the Physics Department of developing, fabricating, and testing Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs).
In this defense of the 17th century play, The Country Wife by William Wycherley, an in-depth exploration of the concept of wit is used to contest the opinion of many critics that the play holds no value.
The popes of the 17th century faced one of the worst crises since the Great Schism divided the church between East and West.
Past research has found that gay men experience body dissatisfaction with a desire to be thin and have lean muscle mass, whereas straight men often do not experience this body dissatisfaction (Levesque & Vichesky, 2006).
Jean Domat, a French juror and legal scholar during the reign of Louis XIV, wrote a text defending Absolute Monarchy called On Social Order and Absolute Monarchy in 1697.
Hector Berlioz and Richard Wagner wrote essays that revolutionized conducting after 1850. The history and development of the conductor up to their time is presented, followed by a summary of practical conducting elements in each essay.
When analyzing Oroonoko by Aphra Behn, many theorists focus on the ideology of the ‘other’ portrayed through the characters, Oroonko and Imoinda.
This paper explores the methods by which theology has risen out of the academy and emerged into the practical sphere of social change throughout South Africa. Drawing upon liberation theology, survival theology, and traditional African theology, South African feminists have developed an activist theology. This theology is aimed at addressing the violence that permeates the … [Read more…]
In the face of injustice, it is often more comfortable to become a bystander than to become an activist.
In the late 18th century, violent yellow fever epidemics broke out in Philadelphia.