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Being Effective Church In Rapidly Growing Coastal Towns, Geoffrey Martyn Smith Oct 2005

Being Effective Church In Rapidly Growing Coastal Towns, Geoffrey Martyn Smith

Theses

Since the 1960s Australia has experienced a significant demographic shift as large numbers of people have moved from rural areas and large cities to take up residence in small coastal towns. The resulting populations have a number of distinctive features which make them both a challenge and an opportunity for the Church as it seeks to minister effectively. The underlying proposition of this thesis is that since there are distinctive demographic features of these towns, and since the church is called to minister effectively, there may well be approaches or ministry philosophies which enable the church to be more effective ...


Lost And Found: The Imagined Geographies Of American Studies, Cindi Katz Oct 2005

Lost And Found: The Imagined Geographies Of American Studies, Cindi Katz

Publications and Research

In the days after September 11th, 2001, and continuing until now, the national guard and other military personnel fanned out around New York City. Automatic rifles slung over their camouflaged shoulders, they "guarded" New York City's transportation stations, vital corners and thoroughfares, marquee buildings, and each and every bridge and tunnel entrance. Their comportment was usually cordial and rarely vigilant. Exuding the antithesis of an urban sensibility, they complemented the beefy boredom of the police who usually stood nearby, with an almost surreal sense of incredulity; not just "Why am I here?" but a sort of bafflement that anyone ...


Visualizing Complexity : A Spatial Analysis Of Decorative Geometric Pattern In The Islamic World, 900-1400 Ad, Tracy Elizabeth Harrison Jun 2005

Visualizing Complexity : A Spatial Analysis Of Decorative Geometric Pattern In The Islamic World, 900-1400 Ad, Tracy Elizabeth Harrison

Dissertations and Theses

This study explores how the use of complex decorative geometric patterns in Islamic architecture spatially relates to advances in the fields of science and philosophy in the Islamic world between the ninth and fourteenth centuries. This project examines hypotheses developed by vario~s scholars on the forces that shaped the use of these patterns (known as the geometric mode) in Islamic architecture. The prevailing assumption that advances in mathematics contributed to the use of the geometric mode is used as a starting point for subsequent analysis.

For this study, two spatial databases were created. One contains over two hundred and ...


Citizen Based Public Health Surveillance, Monitoring And Post-Event Assessments, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii Apr 2005

Citizen Based Public Health Surveillance, Monitoring And Post-Event Assessments, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii

Thomas Lyons (Thom) Carr III Appl.Sc., CEM

When a sudden on-set emergency or disaster affects a region or the whole country, communities and neighborhoods should plan for the possibility that emergency and other civic services will be disrupted and unavailable (District of Columbia 2003a, 2003b, 2004; Doyle 2004; Siskiyou County Public Health/NorCalBT.com 2004). The event may be severe enough that the routine public health surveillance and monitoring system will be disrupted or the system will not be able to provide data quickly enough to support state and local decisionmaking. A temporary post-disaster system should be planned for and implemented. The epidemiologist supporting the local decision ...


Spatial And Temporal Variation In Stone Raw Material Provisioning Around The Chivay Obsidian Source., Nicholas Tripcevich, Alex Mackay Feb 2005

Spatial And Temporal Variation In Stone Raw Material Provisioning Around The Chivay Obsidian Source., Nicholas Tripcevich, Alex Mackay

Nicholas Tripcevich, Ph.D.

Research into the prehistoric procurement of widely circulated raw materials provides an opportunity to investigate changes in the mechanisms of exchange through time and the impacts of regional demand on local provisioning systems. Raw material sources are often exploited to meet local and regional demands, and relationships between artefacts at raw material source workshops and local sites can inform archaeologists about the nature of the exploitation of the source on the whole. In this talk we will focus on flaked stone artefacts found at an obsidian source workshop and those found in sites within a day’s travel of the ...


Historia Indigena E Do Indigenismo No Alto Rio Negro, Robin M. Wright Jan 2005

Historia Indigena E Do Indigenismo No Alto Rio Negro, Robin M. Wright

Robin M Wright

Capítulo 1: A Escravidão Indígena no Noroeste Amazônico. Capítulo 2: Histórias de Guerras e Alianças Capítulo 3: Kamiko, Profeta Baniwa, e o Canto da Cruz Capítulo 4: “Uma Conspiração contra os Civilizados”. Profetas no Uaupés e Xié Capítulo 5: Uétsu – Profeta de Pariká e Caapi Capítulo 6: O Tempo de Sophie: História e Cosmologia da Conversão Baniwa Capítulo 7: Novas Guerras: Os Baniwa, a Mineração, e o Projeto Calha Norte Capítulo 8: Fontes para a História do Alto Rio Negro Epílogo - 2003


Appalachian Uplands Region Map, Canadian-American Center Cartography Jan 2005

Appalachian Uplands Region Map, Canadian-American Center Cartography

Maps for Teaching​ Canada

Map of Canada highlighting the Appalachian Uplands region


Arctic Archipelago Region Map, Canadian-American Center Cartography Jan 2005

Arctic Archipelago Region Map, Canadian-American Center Cartography

Maps for Teaching​ Canada

A map of Canada highlighting the Arctic archipelago region


Reconstructing Early Historical Landscapes In The Northern Santa Clara Valley, Alan K. Brown Jan 2005

Reconstructing Early Historical Landscapes In The Northern Santa Clara Valley, Alan K. Brown

Research Manuscript Series

The following essay, which is not a finished treatise upon any aspect of the early environmental history of the northern Santa Clara Valley, is also not intended to be a manual of procedures for investigating that subject. Although I would hope that elements ofboth purposes can be found here, the intention, more generally and tentatively, is to point out a few possibilities that may be incorporated into more rigorous and, in terms of practical consequences, more important future investigations by others. Because of the variety and incompleteness of the approaches that are followed here, no attempt has been made to ...


The Reflection Of Karst In The Online Mirror: A Survey Within Scientific Databases, 1960-2005, Lee J. Florea, Beth Fratesi, Todd A. Chavez Jan 2005

The Reflection Of Karst In The Online Mirror: A Survey Within Scientific Databases, 1960-2005, Lee J. Florea, Beth Fratesi, Todd A. Chavez

Academic Resources Faculty and Staff Publications

The field of cave and karst science is served by a literature that is dispersed across far-flung topical journals, government publications, and club newsletters. As part of an inter-institutional project to globalize karst information (KIP, the Karst Information Portal), the USF Library undertook a structured battery of literature searches to map the domain of karst literature. The study used 4,300 individual searches and four literature databases: GeoRef, BIOSIS, Anthropology Plus, and GPO Access. The searches were based on a list of 632 terms including 321 karst-related keywords culled from three leading encyclopedias and glossaries of cave and karst science ...


The Segregated Distribution Of Middle Class African American Households In The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, Jay L. Newberry Jan 2005

The Segregated Distribution Of Middle Class African American Households In The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, Jay L. Newberry

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

This research analyzes the residential distribution of middle-class African American households in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area to determine if the "middle class" status affords them greater integration with the dominant white group. Using 1990 and 2000 census income data for white and black households in the Pittsburgh MSA, lower, middle, and upper class categories were created in both groups for comparison against the black middle class category via five segregation indices. This research found that, although the African American households experience varying degrees of segregation by class, all are highly segregated from the white group with middle class African American ...


The Samuel Smith Land Grants: A Historical Study Of Land Ownership And Use In Southern West Virginia, Stephen M. Porter Jan 2005

The Samuel Smith Land Grants: A Historical Study Of Land Ownership And Use In Southern West Virginia, Stephen M. Porter

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

This study intends to illustrate the history of several tracts of land granted to General Samuel Smith, of Baltimore, Maryland by the state of Virginia in the years 1796 and 1797 containing, in totality, 300,000 acres (more or less). This research attempts to untangle some of the tangled web of ownership (both surface and mineral) that has affected this tract in particular and reflects the general trend of corporate land ownership in southern West Virginia.


Industrializing The Corn Belt: Iowa Farmers, Technology And The Midwestern Landscape, 1945-1972 , Joseph Leslie Anderson Jan 2005

Industrializing The Corn Belt: Iowa Farmers, Technology And The Midwestern Landscape, 1945-1972 , Joseph Leslie Anderson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

From 1945 to 1972 Iowa farmers remade their landscape in the image of an industrial model characterized by large-scale production, the substitution of capital for labor, strict cost accounting, specialization, and efficiency. Farm families were leaders in adopting new technology to solve their problems in the post World War II period, a contrast to the pre-war years when experts such as college educated professionals, journalists, and industry leaders advocated the application of industrial ideals to agriculture. Many farmers industrialized production because of a persistent postwar farm labor shortage and a cost-price squeeze in which the prices farmers paid for products ...


Continuity And Change In A Southern Community: Commercial And Occupational Development In Mid-Nineteenth Century Orange County, North Carolina, Andrew Hunter Heffner Jan 2005

Continuity And Change In A Southern Community: Commercial And Occupational Development In Mid-Nineteenth Century Orange County, North Carolina, Andrew Hunter Heffner

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


King Bacca's Throne: Land, Life, And Labor In The Old Bright Belt Since 1880, Evan Patrick Bennett Jan 2005

King Bacca's Throne: Land, Life, And Labor In The Old Bright Belt Since 1880, Evan Patrick Bennett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In the late nineteenth century, bright tobacco came to dominate the agricultural production of the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont. as the cultivation of bright tobacco spread, it created a new economy and social order centered on small, family-operated farms. For over a century, tobacco remained at the center of the region's economic and social order, even as numerous economic, technological and cultural forces reshaped the realities of tobacco agriculture. This dissertation explores the effects of these forces on the lives of the region's farm families. While many historian's have described tobacco farm life in terms of inexorable decline ...


Updating The Bogardus Social Distance Studies: A New National Survey, Christopher Donoghue, Vincent N. Parrillo Jan 2005

Updating The Bogardus Social Distance Studies: A New National Survey, Christopher Donoghue, Vincent N. Parrillo

Department of Sociology Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The last quarter of the 20th century witnessed a number of events and social transformations that have had great implications for religious and ethnic relations around the world. This study seeks to gauge the changes in sentiment towards various U.S. ethnic and religious groups by updating and replicating the Bogardus social distance scale. The Bogardus study, which was designed to measure the level of acceptance that Americans feel towards members of the most common ethnic groups in the United States, was conducted five times between 1920 and 1977 with very few changes in research design. Consistent with prior replications ...


Archaeological Testing At The Selma Stagecoach Stop And Post Office (41bx1409), Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, José E. Zapata Jan 2005

Archaeological Testing At The Selma Stagecoach Stop And Post Office (41bx1409), Bexar County, Texas, David L. Nickels, José E. Zapata

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio contracted with the City of Selma, Texas—under Texas Antiquities Committee Permit No. 2395—for the purpose of conducting limited shovel testing and test excavations at the Selma Stagecoach Stop/Post Office. The building is to be restored to serve as one element of a planned historic park. Shovel testing was conducted in May 2000 on a 8,250 square foot area (766.4 m2) surrounding the stagecoach stop structure. The purpose of the shovel tests was to assess the presence of intact archaeological deposits below ...


Pedestrian Survey And Nrhp Eligibility Testing Of Sites Within A Proposed Detention Facility In Webb County, Texas, Karla J. Córdova, Antonia L. Figueroa, Russell D. Greaves, Bruce K. Moses, Steve A. Tomka Jan 2005

Pedestrian Survey And Nrhp Eligibility Testing Of Sites Within A Proposed Detention Facility In Webb County, Texas, Karla J. Córdova, Antonia L. Figueroa, Russell D. Greaves, Bruce K. Moses, Steve A. Tomka

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio was contracted by MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Inc. (hereafter, MACTEC) to perform Phase I archaeological survey and Phase II testing prior to the construction of a detention facility in Webb County, Texas. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires federal agencies to take into consideration the effects of proposed undertakings on cultural resources within the Area of Potential Effect (APE). While the proposed undertaking is being developed by The GEO Group, Inc. on privately owned property and is funded by private resources, the anticipated ...


Test Excavations And Monitoring At 41bx1598 A Multicomponent Historic Site In Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Raymond P. Mauldin Jan 2005

Test Excavations And Monitoring At 41bx1598 A Multicomponent Historic Site In Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Raymond P. Mauldin

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

From September through December of 2003, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) at The University of Texas at San Antonio performed archaeological testing and monitoring at site 41BX1598, the location for the proposed San Fernando Community Center. The site is adjacent to Military Plaza in downtown San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The work performed by CAR was done under contract with the San Antonio Archdiocese, and was conducted in accordance with and under the jurisdiction of the City Preservation Ordinance (Article VI, Historic Preservation and Urban Design, City of San Antonio, Unified Development Code). Dr. Steve Tomka served as the ...


Archeological Testing Associated With Thestabilization Of The Convento At Mission San Juan Capistrano (41bx5), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Karla J. Córdova, Antonia L. Figueroa, Kristi M. Ulrich, Johanna M. Hunziker Jan 2005

Archeological Testing Associated With Thestabilization Of The Convento At Mission San Juan Capistrano (41bx5), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Karla J. Córdova, Antonia L. Figueroa, Kristi M. Ulrich, Johanna M. Hunziker

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In January and April, 2005, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted test excavations at Mission San Juan Capistrano (41BX5) for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park of the National Park Service. The site is located approximately eight miles south of downtown San Antonio on the left bank of the San Antonio River.

The purpose of the excavations was to provide information on the nature and content of the subsurface deposits in preparation for a major stabilization campaign around the convento at Mission San Juan that will result in the installation ...


Intensive Pedestrian Survey Of Selected Areas Within Mcallister Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Joseph M. Thompson Jan 2005

Intensive Pedestrian Survey Of Selected Areas Within Mcallister Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Joseph M. Thompson

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

Between September 19 and 22, 2005 the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a 100 percent intensive pedestrian survey within McAllister Park for the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Antonio. The survey was followed by an interview with Mr. Marvin Klar, a long-time resident of San Antonio and former owner of much of the land that is now part of McAllister Park. The Parks and Recreation Department is planning a series of improvements to existing facilities and the construction of new facilities within the boundaries of McAllister Park ...


Archeological Testing And Monitoring Of The Proposed Roma Visitor Complex, City Of Roma, Starr County, Texas, Barbara A. Meissner, Kristi Miller Ulrich, José E. Zapata, Steve A. Tomka Jan 2005

Archeological Testing And Monitoring Of The Proposed Roma Visitor Complex, City Of Roma, Starr County, Texas, Barbara A. Meissner, Kristi Miller Ulrich, José E. Zapata, Steve A. Tomka

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In February and March 2003, staff from the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted archeological testing and monitoring within the boundaries of the National Historic Landmark District of Roma, Texas. This work was conducted in partial fulfillment of the requirement of the Programmatic Agreement of the Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Texas Antiquities Code. The archeological services were conducted under contract with Kell Muñoz Architects of San Antonio and in coordination with the City of Roma and the Pharr District of the Texas ...


Test Excavations At 41bl1214, Bell County, Texas: State Highway 95 Bridge Replacement At The Little River, Timothy B. Griffith, Karl W. Kibler Jan 2005

Test Excavations At 41bl1214, Bell County, Texas: State Highway 95 Bridge Replacement At The Little River, Timothy B. Griffith, Karl W. Kibler

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In February and March 2004, Prewitt and Associates, Inc. (PAI), performed archeological test excavations at site 41BL1214 to determine its eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. This investigation was conducted within the existing and proposed right of way of the State Highway 95 bridge project at the Little River in Bell County for the Texas Department of Transportation. The site is situated on a flood terrace on the south bank of the Little River. In all, 18 m3 were excavated during testing. Excavations yielded artifacts, features, and other cultural materials associated with Late Archaic and ...


Phase I Archaeological Survey Of A 10-Acre Habitat For Humanity Tract In Laredo, Webb County, Texas, Bruce K. Moses, Russell D. Greaves, Charles S. Smith Jan 2005

Phase I Archaeological Survey Of A 10-Acre Habitat For Humanity Tract In Laredo, Webb County, Texas, Bruce K. Moses, Russell D. Greaves, Charles S. Smith

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

On December 7, 2004, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) conducted a Phase I intensive pedestrian archaeological survey of a 10-acre portion of Tract 4 in the Las Blancas Subdivision located near Laredo in Webb County, Texas, for Habitat for Humanity of Laredo. The proposed development consists of the construction of low-income housing within this parcel.

Twenty shovel tests were excavated along 20-meter transects and in areas considered to have high or moderate probability of buried cultural materials. In addition, two backhoe trenches were excavated in alluvial deposits along the eastern margin of the project area overlooking Blancas Creek. The ...


Archaeological Survey And Archival Research Of The Naegelin Tract (41bx1600) In San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Jennifer L. Thompson, Antonia L. Figueroa Jan 2005

Archaeological Survey And Archival Research Of The Naegelin Tract (41bx1600) In San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Jennifer L. Thompson, Antonia L. Figueroa

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

On December 2 and 3, 2004, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) conducted a Phase I survey of the 108-acre Naegelin Tract in northwest Bexar County, Texas, for Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc. The proposed development consists of extending De Zavala Road through the southern portion of the tract and Kyle Seale Road through the eastern margin of the tract. Drainage easements are planned to cross through the center of the property and also along the northern and eastern margins of the tract.

Thirty-six shovel tests were excavated along 30-meter transects and in areas considered to have high or moderate probability of ...


Archeological Investigations At Mission Espíritu Santo (41gd1), Goliad County, Texas, Kristi M. Ulrich, Antonia L. Figueroa, Jennifer L. Thompson, Anne A. Fox, Johanna M. Hunziker, Steve A. Tomka, Cynthia M. Muñoz Jan 2005

Archeological Investigations At Mission Espíritu Santo (41gd1), Goliad County, Texas, Kristi M. Ulrich, Antonia L. Figueroa, Jennifer L. Thompson, Anne A. Fox, Johanna M. Hunziker, Steve A. Tomka, Cynthia M. Muñoz

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

Excavations were carried out at Mission Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga (41GD1) in November of 2004 and February of 2005 by the Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio under contract with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The work was conducted in advance of the planned construction of a French drain system. Shovel tests, 1-x-1-meter test units, and controlled backhoe trenches were used to explore areas that would be impacted by the proposed drainage system along the northern walls of the chapel and museum (granary) and across the center of the courtyard ...


An Archaeological Survey Of 307 Acres At Camp Swift, Bastrop County, Texas: 2003, David L. Nickels, Antonio Padilla, James E. Barrera, C. Britt Bousman Jan 2005

An Archaeological Survey Of 307 Acres At Camp Swift, Bastrop County, Texas: 2003, David L. Nickels, Antonio Padilla, James E. Barrera, C. Britt Bousman

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

This report documents an archaeological survey of 307 acres at Camp Swift, in north-central Bastrop County, Texas. Camp Swift is owned by the Texas Army National Guard office of Adjutant General (hereinafter referred to as AGTX). A total of 11 previously unrecorded sites were documented during this project


Intensive Pedestrain Survey Of Three Tracts To Be Impacted By The Planned Expansion Of The San Antonio International Airport, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Jennifer L. Thompson Jan 2005

Intensive Pedestrain Survey Of Three Tracts To Be Impacted By The Planned Expansion Of The San Antonio International Airport, Bexar County, Texas, Antonia L. Figueroa, Jennifer L. Thompson

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

During the months of March and April 2005, the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a 100 percent intensive pedestrian survey of three tracts of land (totaling 210 acres) for Adams Environmental, Inc. The project area is located within the boundaries of the San Antonio International Airport and the tracts are owned by the City of San Antonio Department of Aviation. The tracts represent the planned locations for the expansion of two runways and land development adjacent to them. The goal of the archaeological survey was to identify and document all prehistoric ...


The Historical Geography Of Good Thunder, Minnesota, 1870-2005, Robert L. Bothmann Jan 2005

The Historical Geography Of Good Thunder, Minnesota, 1870-2005, Robert L. Bothmann

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Good Thunder is a small village in south central Minnesota on the Maple River. Founded in 1870, it is named for two prominent Indian leaders, one a Winnebago chief who lived at the site, and the other a Dakota who was active in the conflict of 1862. It began as an agricultural commerce center when the railroad arrived in Minnesota. The purpose of the study is to consider the transformation of the village, focusing upon the origins and significance of its physical and cultural features in the context of historical geography. The changing historical events and geographical features of the ...


Postcolonial Conservatory Camellias, K. Valentine Cadieux Dec 2004

Postcolonial Conservatory Camellias, K. Valentine Cadieux

K. Valentine Cadieux

Poem in You Are Here, The Journal of Creative Geography, 7: 15