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The Ideas Of Man And Woman In Renaissance France: Print, Rhetoric, And Law By Lyndan Warner, Julie Campbell 2011 Eastern Illinois University

The Ideas Of Man And Woman In Renaissance France: Print, Rhetoric, And Law By Lyndan Warner, Julie Campbell

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The Ideas Of Man And Woman In Renaissance France: Print, Rhetoric, And Law The Ideas Of Man And Woman In Renaissance France: Print, Rhetoric, And Law By Lyndan Warner, Julie Campbell 2011 Eastern Illinois University

The Ideas Of Man And Woman In Renaissance France: Print, Rhetoric, And Law The Ideas Of Man And Woman In Renaissance France: Print, Rhetoric, And Law By Lyndan Warner, Julie Campbell

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When Predator Becomes Prey: The Gendered Jargon Of Popular Culture, Melissa Ames 2011 Eastern Illinois University

When Predator Becomes Prey: The Gendered Jargon Of Popular Culture, Melissa Ames

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Throughout the first decade of the twenty-first century the vernacular of popular culture has been bombarded by sexualized terminology. Although these terms are often formed with humorous intent, their staying power and use as cultural descriptive categories is both intriguing and disturbing. Also troubling is the fact that the majority of these new terms, such as puma (a thirty-something female “dating” a younger male), cougar (a forty-plus female “dating” a younger male), and MILF (“mother I’d like to fuck”), are restricted to the female gender alone. This article analyzes the etymology of these terms, their use in popular culture ...


When Predator Becomes Prey: The Gendered Jargon Of Popular Culture, Melissa A. Ames 2011 Eastern Illinois University

When Predator Becomes Prey: The Gendered Jargon Of Popular Culture, Melissa A. Ames

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Throughout the first decade of the twenty-first century the vernacular of popular culture has been bombarded by sexualized terminology. Although these terms are often formed with humorous intent, their staying power and use as cultural descriptive categories is both intriguing and disturbing. Also troubling is the fact that the majority of these new terms, such as puma (a thirty-something female “dating” a younger male), cougar (a forty-plus female “dating” a younger male), and MILF (“mother I’d like to fuck”), are restricted to the female gender alone. This article analyzes the etymology of these terms, their use in popular culture ...


Women & Language: Essays On Gendered Communication Across Media, Melissa A. Ames 2011 Eastern Illinois University

Women & Language: Essays On Gendered Communication Across Media, Melissa A. Ames

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

The present volume of essays examines women's communication as it has evolved historically across multiple mediums. Part I explores how women became "gossip girls" and the important role of gossip in the perception and practice of female communication. Essays in Part II cover the convergence of oral and written communication in women's literature. Gendered performance in such arenas as salsa dance, Dr. Phil and the Internet is examined in Part III, and essays in Part IV discuss women's communication in the technology-rich 21st century. This excerpt features the introduction and one essay from the co-editor.


The Ideas Of Man And Woman In Renaissance France: Print, Rhetoric, And Law By Lyndan Warner, Julie Campbell 2011 Eastern Illinois University

The Ideas Of Man And Woman In Renaissance France: Print, Rhetoric, And Law By Lyndan Warner, Julie Campbell

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


When Predator Becomes Prey: The Gendered Jargon Of Popular Culture, Melissa A. Ames 2011 Eastern Illinois University

When Predator Becomes Prey: The Gendered Jargon Of Popular Culture, Melissa A. Ames

Melissa A. Ames

Throughout the first decade of the twenty-first century the vernacular of popular culture has been bombarded by sexualized terminology. Although these terms are often formed with humorous intent, their staying power and use as cultural descriptive categories is both intriguing and disturbing. Also troubling is the fact that the majority of these new terms, such as puma (a thirty-something female “dating” a younger male), cougar (a forty-plus female “dating” a younger male), and MILF (“mother I’d like to fuck”), are restricted to the female gender alone. This article analyzes the etymology of these terms, their use in popular culture ...


Women & Language: Essays On Gendered Communication Across Media, Melissa A. Ames 2011 Eastern Illinois University

Women & Language: Essays On Gendered Communication Across Media, Melissa A. Ames

Melissa A. Ames

The present volume of essays examines women's communication as it has evolved historically across multiple mediums. Part I explores how women became "gossip girls" and the important role of gossip in the perception and practice of female communication. Essays in Part II cover the convergence of oral and written communication in women's literature. Gendered performance in such arenas as salsa dance, Dr. Phil and the Internet is examined in Part III, and essays in Part IV discuss women's communication in the technology-rich 21st century. This excerpt features the introduction and one essay from the co-editor.


Exploring Christianity (Rel 150) City As Classroom Project Report, Jordan Copeland PhD 2011 La Salle University

Exploring Christianity (Rel 150) City As Classroom Project Report, Jordan Copeland Phd

City as Classroom Projects

This course is intended to introduce students to the dynamic tradition of Christianity. The course articulates and unpacks a working definition of tradition, which provides students with a framework for exploring the diversity and unity, as well as the continuity and change that have characterized the historical development and everyday practice of Christianity. At the foundation of this definition are the following elements: (1) authoritative voices and texts, (2) core beliefs, (3) historical development and change, (4) community, and (5) practices. In addition to the text book, the course utilizes fiction, film, music, contemporary news articles, and podcasts to explore ...


Biodegradation Of Bisphenol-A And 17b-Estradiol In Soil Mesocosms Under Alternating Aerobic/Anoxic/Anaerobic Conditions, Won-Seok Kim 2011 University of South Florida

Biodegradation Of Bisphenol-A And 17b-Estradiol In Soil Mesocosms Under Alternating Aerobic/Anoxic/Anaerobic Conditions, Won-Seok Kim

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Soil-aquifer treatment (SAT) has been proposed as a method for reusing treated municipal wastewater. SAT is characterized by alternating cycles of aerobic and anaerobic conditions in the subsurface, in response to alternating cycles of flooding and drainage of a surface impoundment. It is not yet known how these alternating redox conditions affect the removal of potentially harmful endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) from treated effluent.

The overall objective of my doctoral research is to determine the fate of EDCs in alternating aerobic/anoxic/anaerobic conditions under simulated SAT conditions. To assess the fate of EDCs in simulated SAT conditions, I first had ...


Talking With Als Patients: An Exploratory Study Of Patient Attitudes Toward Mass Messages About Als, Kamden Kuhn 2011 University of South Florida

Talking With Als Patients: An Exploratory Study Of Patient Attitudes Toward Mass Messages About Als, Kamden Kuhn

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the attitudes and opinions of ALS patients toward mass messages about their condition. Six focus groups of ALS patient support groups viewed and responded to public relations messages, charity advertisements, and a news story. Results suggest that mass messages remind participants of the need for public ALS awareness. Participants also said they shared in the narratives and identify closely with the characters in the messages they viewed, and participants expressed concern with disease depictions. These concerns included a tension between positive and realistic portrayals, identification of message inaccuracies, and a desire for more specific disease information. The ...


Stress-Strain Management Of Heteroepitaxial Polycrystalline Silicon Carbide Films, Christopher William Locke 2011 University of South Florida

Stress-Strain Management Of Heteroepitaxial Polycrystalline Silicon Carbide Films, Christopher William Locke

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Silicon carbide (SiC) is one of the hardest known materials and is also, by good fortune, a wide bandgap semiconductor. While the application of SiC for high-temperature and high-power electronics is fairly well known, its utility as a highly robust, chemically-inert material for microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMS) is only beginning to be well recognized. SiC can be grown on both native SiC substrates or on Si using heteroepitaxial growth methods which affords the possibility to use Si micromachining methods to fabricate advanced SiC MEMS devices.

The control of film stress in heteroepitaxial silicon carbide films grown on polysilicon-on-oxide substrates has ...


Transition Experiences Of Adolescent Survivors Of Childhood Cancer: A Qualitative Investigation, Alana Delores Lopez 2011 University of South Florida

Transition Experiences Of Adolescent Survivors Of Childhood Cancer: A Qualitative Investigation, Alana Delores Lopez

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Adolescent survivors of childhood cancer are a growing population with unique needs as they face a combination of challenges associated with normal development and returning to life after treatment completion (Wakefield et al., 2010). One specific need identified in the research literature includes the effective delivery of transitional care and planning (Hewitt, Greenfield, & Stovall, 2005). It has been suggested that the provision of transition care and planning can help facilitate the shift from one phase of care to another and promote positive transition experiences (National Cancer Institute, 2008). The shift from off-treatment to post-treatment and school reintegration have been identified in the literature as significant transitions for adolescent survivors of childhood cancer (Cabat & Shafer, 2002; MacLean, Foley, Ruccione, & Sklar, 1996). However, limited research has been conducted to explore these transitions from the perspectives of adolescent survivors of childhood cancer.

An exploratory, qualitative study was conducted with eight adolescent survivors of childhood cancer between the ages of 14 and 17. A multiple case study research design was used to explore adolescent cancer survivors' perceptions of these transition processes, challenges associated with these transitions, and their beliefs about what supports/services were or would be beneficial during these transitions. Data collected for analysis included questionnaires, transcribed interviews and follow-up meetings, direct observation, documents, and parent feedback. These data were analyzed using a combination of a template organizing style, immersion/crystallization (I/C) approach, and multiple case study strategies (Borkan, 1999; Crabtree & Miller, 1999, Stake, 2005; Yin, 2008).

Results indicated that adolescents perceived that change was occurring on some level during the shift from off-treatment to post-treatment and school reintegration but did not necessarily define this time as a "transition." They defined these times in personalized terms that reflected ...


Operational Performance Evaluation Of Four Types Of Exit Ramps On Florida's Freeways, Linjun Lu 2011 University of South Florida

Operational Performance Evaluation Of Four Types Of Exit Ramps On Florida's Freeways, Linjun Lu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research focuses primarily on the analysis of exit ramp performance related to safety and operations. The safety analysis focuses on the impacts of different exit ramp types for freeway diverge areas and different factors contributing to the crashes that occur on the exit ramp sections. The operational analysis is based mainly on simulations by TSIS-CORSIM. Different ramp effects and guidance for selecting optimal exit ramp type are concluded. Issues related to ramp sections and crossroad sections are also demonstrated. Minimum ramp length and minimum distance between ramp terminal and downstream or upstream intersections are calculated. The operational analysis was ...


Impacts Of Artificial Reefs On Surrounding Ecosystems, Sarine Manoukian 2011 University of South Florida

Impacts Of Artificial Reefs On Surrounding Ecosystems, Sarine Manoukian

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Artificial reefs are becoming a popular biological and management component in shallow water environments characterized by soft seabed, representing both important marine habitats and tools to manage coastal fisheries and resources. An artificial reef in the marine environment acts as an open system with exchange of material and energy, altering the physical and biological characteristics of the surrounding area. Reef stability will depend on the balance of scour, settlement, and burial resulting from ocean conditions over time. Because of the unstable nature of sediments, they require a detailed and systematic investigation.

Acoustic systems like high-frequency multibeam sonar are efficient tools ...


Natural Product Drug Discovery Against Tropical Diseases, Wai Sheung Ma 2011 University of South Florida

Natural Product Drug Discovery Against Tropical Diseases, Wai Sheung Ma

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation describes the isolation of secondary metabolites from natural origins through a series of chromatographic techniques and spectrometric characterization in the effort of drug discovery. The isolated compounds obtained were used as drug leads against tropical diseases, namely malaria and leishmaniasis. While first chapter offers an introduction on the use of a natural product by itself as an effective therapeutic and its role on inspiring the discovery of new drugs, the later chapters will concentrate on isolation and characterization of bioactive natural products from an Antarctic sponge and mangrove endophytic fungi during the dissertation work.

The second chapter describes ...


Underwater Hearing In The Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta Caretta): A Comparison Of Behavioral And Auditory Evoked Potential Audiograms, Kelly Martin 2011 University of South Florida

Underwater Hearing In The Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta Caretta): A Comparison Of Behavioral And Auditory Evoked Potential Audiograms, Kelly Martin

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Methods for collecting behavioral audiograms are often time consuming and require trained, captive subjects. It is more practical to measure hearing sensitivity using electrophysiological methods, such as auditory evoked potential (AEP) testing, in which electrodes measure action potentials in response to acoustic stimuli. These data can be collected in a matter of hours. However, results should be verified through behavioral testing. Current knowledge of marine turtle auditory abilities is based on a few electrophysiological tests. The purpose of this study was to collect and compare behavioral and auditory evoked potential audiograms in a captive adult loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). The ...


The Threat To Democracy In Brazil's Public Sphere, Daniel Nettuno 2011 University of South Florida

The Threat To Democracy In Brazil's Public Sphere, Daniel Nettuno

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis looks at the nature of violence with its endemic, and increasingly epidemic, presence in Brazil. I analyze the structure of the justice system, police force, and the many governmental security programs in order to better explain why Brazil is so violent and its government has been unable to control this violence. Living under violent conditions, Brazil has become a society where the efficient functioning of the public sphere has been undermined. This public space, shared by citizens, is what many academics believe to be a critical component of a robust and functioning democracy. In Brazil, it is shown ...


Crystal Engineering Of Molecular And Ionic Cocrystals, Tien Teng Ong 2011 University of South Florida

Crystal Engineering Of Molecular And Ionic Cocrystals, Tien Teng Ong

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Solubility enhancement of poorly-soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) remains a scientific challenge and poses a practical issue in the pharmaceutical industry. The emergence of pharmaceutical cocrystals has contributed another dimension to the diversity of crystal forms available at the disposal of the pharmaceutical scientist. That pharmaceutical cocrystals are amenable to the design principles of crystal engineering means that the number of crystal forms offered by pharmaceutical cocrystals is potentially greater than the combined numbers of polymorphs, salts, solvates and hydrates for an API. The current spotlight and early-onset dissolution profile ("spring-and-parachute" effect) exhibited by certain pharmaceutical cocrystals draw attention to ...


The Clash Of Heritage And Development On The Island Of Roatã¡N, Honduras, Alejandro J. Figueroa 2011 University of South Florida

The Clash Of Heritage And Development On The Island Of Roatã¡N, Honduras, Alejandro J. Figueroa

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The present study examines the spatial relationship between archaeological sites on the island of Roatán, Honduras and their topographical and biophysical location, as well as how these relationships are and continue to be impacted by the island's current socioeconomic context. Despite several studies and explorations conducted on the island's history, archaeology, and geography since the early twentieth century, little is known of its place and role within the larger cultural and socioeconomic spheres of interaction in this region: Mesoamerica and the Intermediate Area. Previous archaeological research has shown that hilltops on Roatán were chosen in prehispanic times for ...


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