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Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across The Curriculum, Barbara J. Blakely Duffelmeyer, Anthony Ellertson Dec 2005

Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across The Curriculum, Barbara J. Blakely Duffelmeyer, Anthony Ellertson

English Publications

"Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across the Curriculum" makes the case for expanding the pedagogical space and communication possibilities in undergraduate communication-intensive and linked (learning community) courses by allowing students to create multimodal texts that deal with civic and cultural and/or discipline-specific themes. We argue that, rather than diluting the opportunities for rhetorical education—now comprised of critical literacy, visual literacy, and critical technological literacy in today's increasingly fast-moving visual and electronic cultural environment—multimodal composing more meaningfully reflects the environment in which students receive and generate text today. Using a theory base that draws from the literatures ...


Veterans, Agriculture, And Monetization In The Late Roman Republic, David B. Hollander Nov 2005

Veterans, Agriculture, And Monetization In The Late Roman Republic, David B. Hollander

History Publications

In Ancimt Literaq William V. Harris argued that the Greeks and Romans never achieved mass literacy in part because they lacked an "essential instrument," that is "an extensive netwotk of schools ... subsidized by religion or by the state."2 The Romans did, however, have one large and very well ~ded educational institution: the army. Though it may never have taught reading and writing,3 the Roman anny was constantly training tens of thousands of soldiers in the arts of war.4 But the anny was more than an institution, it was also a community with its own special rules, traditions ...


Student Perceptions Of A Hybrid Course, Sara Marcketti, Jennifer Yurchisin Oct 2005

Student Perceptions Of A Hybrid Course, Sara Marcketti, Jennifer Yurchisin

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

This study explores students' (n=156) perceptions towards a hybrid introductory textile science course offered at the university level. Results suggest students are satisfied with they hybrid learning model, preferring the hybrid learning model to both the online-only and offline-only course presentation format.


Latino Studies And Information Literacy Competencies, Susan A. Vega Garcia Jun 2005

Latino Studies And Information Literacy Competencies, Susan A. Vega Garcia

Reference and Instruction Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Essential Highlights Of The History Of Fluid Mechanics, Kurt A. Rosentrater, R. Balamuralikrishma Jun 2005

Essential Highlights Of The History Of Fluid Mechanics, Kurt A. Rosentrater, R. Balamuralikrishma

Kurt A. Rosentrater

To achieve accreditation, engineering and technology programs throughout the United States must meet guidelines established by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). One of these requirements is that departments demonstrate that they provide students with an understanding of engineering in a broad, societal context. Examination of engineering history can be an essential element to this endeavor, because the development of modern theories and practices have diverse and complex evolutions which are often intimately intertwined with the development of societies themselves. Fluid mechanics is a key field of engineering, whose body of knowledge has had a significant influence on ...


Ethics For Industrial Technology Majors: Need And Plan Of Action, Kurt A. Rosentrater, R. Balamuralikrishma Jun 2005

Ethics For Industrial Technology Majors: Need And Plan Of Action, Kurt A. Rosentrater, R. Balamuralikrishma

Kurt A. Rosentrater

The recent introduction of sessions dedicated to “Industrial Technology” in the annual ASEE conference is testimony that this discipline has gained its rightful place in the company of engineering and engineering technology. This new level of partnership and collaboration between engineering and technology programs promises to be a step in the right direction for society at large. Engineering and technology majors both supplement and complement each other’s knowledge and skills and it is crucial for educators to build bridges of active interaction. This paper takes aim at one specific as well as basic need in teamwork and interdisciplinary projects ...


Historical Development And Applications Of The Epic And Apex Models, Philip W. Gassman, Jimmy R. Williams, Verel W. Benson, R. César Izaurralde, Larry M. Hauck, C. Allan Jones, Jay Atwood, James R. Kiniry, Joan D. Flowers Jun 2005

Historical Development And Applications Of The Epic And Apex Models, Philip W. Gassman, Jimmy R. Williams, Verel W. Benson, R. César Izaurralde, Larry M. Hauck, C. Allan Jones, Jay Atwood, James R. Kiniry, Joan D. Flowers

CARD Working Papers

The development of the field-scale Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator (EPIC) model was initiated in 1981 to support assessments of soil erosion impacts on soil productivity for soil, climate, and cropping conditions representative of a broad spectrum of U.S. agricultural production regions. The first major application of EPIC was a national analysis performed in support of the 1985 Resources Conservation Act (RCA) assessment. The model has continuously evolved since that time and has been applied for a wide range of field, regional, and national studies both in the U.S. and in other countries. The range of EPIC applications has ...


Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda Of Naming And Necessity, By Scott Soames, Heimir Geirsson May 2005

Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda Of Naming And Necessity, By Scott Soames, Heimir Geirsson

Philosophy and Religious Studies Publications

n Naming and Necessity Saul Kripke criticized descriptivist theories of proper names and suggested a ‘better picture’ as a replacement. But while the ‘better picture’ that Kripke provided was very interesting and stimulating, it was little more than a sketch of a theory that needed much work and refinement. While Kripke argued that proper names are not synonymous with definite descriptions or clusters of definite descriptions, he was silent on what the semantic contents of names might be. Further, he even speculated in the introduction to his book that the apparatus of propositions might break down given his arguments, thus ...


Santeria Healing: A Journey Into The Afro-Cuban World Of Divinities, Spirits, And Sorcery (Review), Eugenio D. Matibag Apr 2005

Santeria Healing: A Journey Into The Afro-Cuban World Of Divinities, Spirits, And Sorcery (Review), Eugenio D. Matibag

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Taking a fresh approach to its subject, Swedish anthropologist Johan Wedel contributes to the field of ethnomedicine in Santería Healing, giving a human face to Afrocuban religion by presenting a series of case studies of santería's real practitioners. The author announces his aim early on: "to develop an understanding of how santería healing works, how it is carried out, and how it is experienced" (p. 4). In developing his thesis, Wedel applies the qualitative methodology of the participant-observer, drawing on numerous interviews he carried out primarily in Havana and Matanzas during fifteen months' fieldwork from 1996 to 2001.


Biology And ‘Created Nature’: Gender And The Body In Popular Islamic Literature From Modern Turkey And The West, Taner Edis, Amy Bix Apr 2005

Biology And ‘Created Nature’: Gender And The Body In Popular Islamic Literature From Modern Turkey And The West, Taner Edis, Amy Bix

History Publications

A common theme in today's popular Islamic literature is defending traditional gender roles against forces of change. When addressing audiences who are strongly influenced by Western modernity, such as in Turkey and some immigrant populations in the industrialized West, this literature often justifies its pronouncements by invoking the apparent authority of science, especially biology. Authors paint a sharp dichotomy between men and women in body, mind, behavior, and character, asserting that such differences are inherent and immutable. In assuming masculine biological superiority, such writings sometimes end up offering a quasi-Aristotelian notion of the body, echoing theories of anatomy and ...


Artful Identifications: Crafting Survival In Japanese American Concentration Camps, Jane E. Dusselier Jan 2005

Artful Identifications: Crafting Survival In Japanese American Concentration Camps, Jane E. Dusselier

Jane E. Dusselier

"Artful Identifications" offers three meanings of internment art. First, internees remade locations of imprisonment into livable places of survival. Inside places were remade as internees responded to degraded living conditions by creating furniture with discarded apple crates, cardboard, tree branches and stumps, scrap pieces of wood left behind by government carpenters, and wood lifted from guarded lumber piles. Having addressed the material conditions of their living units, internees turned their attention to aesthetic matters by creating needle crafts, wood carvings, ikebana, paintings, shell art, and kobu. Dramatic changes to outside spaces of "assembly centers" and concentration camps were also critical ...


What Forces That Shape And Retain The Beijing Courtyard Houses?, Chiu-Shui Chan, Ying Xiong Jan 2005

What Forces That Shape And Retain The Beijing Courtyard Houses?, Chiu-Shui Chan, Ying Xiong

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The type of courtyard house, as found within the Inner City of Beijing, is a well-developed Chinese housing typology. All houses in this area share a homogeneous pattern and texture in form and spatial layout. Particularly, certain distinguishing features can be easily identified across houses. This paper explains: (1) the outstanding features found in almost all courtyard houses in the city of Beijing, as well as in other cities across China, (2) the reasons why these features were preserved for more than two thousand years, (3) the socio-cultural driving forces that have maintained these features historically, and (4) the challenges ...


Exploring Diverse Land Ethics, Joseph B. Juhasz, Lynn Paxson, Rubén Martinez Jan 2005

Exploring Diverse Land Ethics, Joseph B. Juhasz, Lynn Paxson, Rubén Martinez

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Different cultures do not share the same relationship( s) with the land, the natural environment, and the cosmos. For some cultures in fact these three labels are all synonymous, while for others clear distinctions are understood through their use/invocation. In addition the role or relationship ofhumans with the land, the natural environment, and the cosmos varies among different groups and cultures. These multiple value systems and epistemologies have shaped cultures and impacted the relations between these many groups. Some might argue that these differences, or this diversity is one of the major reasons that different cultures in contact often ...


Rethinking Native Learning Environments, Bob Mohr, Brodie Bain, Lynn Paxson Jan 2005

Rethinking Native Learning Environments, Bob Mohr, Brodie Bain, Lynn Paxson

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This symposium will present three projects and three explorations into creating learning environments for Native communities. The projects range from a high school that· drew Native students from many tribal nations across the country, to a tribal (2-year) college that serves primarily one Native nation but is open to students from tribes from around the Pacific Northwest, to one of the oldest tribal universities ( 4-year) in the country which serves students from multiple Native nations. All three of these institutions have dealt in different ways with the idea of helping their students "walk in two worlds" or function in two ...


Homegirls In The Public Sphere By Miranda, Marie (Keta) Review By: Yost, Bambi, Bambi L. Yost Jan 2005

Homegirls In The Public Sphere By Miranda, Marie (Keta) Review By: Yost, Bambi, Bambi L. Yost

Bambi L Yost

Abstrat is not available. Citation: Homegirls in the Public Sphere by Miranda, Marie (Keta) Review by: Yost, Bambi Children, Youth and Environments Vol. 15, No. 1, Environmental Health, and Other Papers (2005) , pp. 406-413 Published by: The Board of Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, for the benefit of the Children, Youth and Environments Center at the University of Colorado Boulder Stable URL: http://0-www.jstor.org.library.simmons.edu/stable/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.15.1.0406


Identification Of Plant Residue With Commercial Potential As Natural Dyestuffs, Sara J. Kadolph Jan 2005

Identification Of Plant Residue With Commercial Potential As Natural Dyestuffs, Sara J. Kadolph

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

The project explored whether plants grown by farmers' market producers could be used successfully as natural dyes for textile making. A variety of plants and dyestuffs were investigated.


Ethics For Industrial Technology, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Radha Balamuralikrishma Jan 2005

Ethics For Industrial Technology, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Radha Balamuralikrishma

Kurt A. Rosentrater

This paper takes aim at one specific, as well as basic, need in teamwork and interdisciplinary projects – ethics and its implications for professional practice. A preliminary study suggests that students majoring in industrial technology degree programs may not have adequate opportunity to formally study and engage in ethical aspects of technology vis-à-vis the practices of the profession. It is reasonable to assume that the ethical dilemmas faced by an industrial technologist would parallel those of engineers and managers. To address this issue, this paper identifies a domain of knowledge that would constitute a necessary background in ethics for industrial technologists ...


Urban Trenches: War Poetry And The Unreal City Of The Great War In T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Jeffrey A. Arp Jan 2005

Urban Trenches: War Poetry And The Unreal City Of The Great War In T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Jeffrey A. Arp

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

T.S. Eliot arrived in continental Europe in the summer of 1914 as a Harvard philosophy student preparing for his Ph.D.: he would spend the war as a banker in London, and would emerge in 1918 as a poet. He was never a soldier - America did not enter until 1917, and he only belatedly attempted to receive a commission in the United States Navy near the war's eventual conclusion a year later- but Eliot experienced the war: as a civilian in wartime London, as a man concerned with the fate of Western culture and history, and as a ...


The Rhetorical Situation: Its Historical Situation And Its Current Limitations, Jessica Lee Vanosdel Jan 2005

The Rhetorical Situation: Its Historical Situation And Its Current Limitations, Jessica Lee Vanosdel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this paper, I argue that the academic conversation surrounding Lloyd Bitzer's theory of the rhetorical situation has not taken into account the social implications that arise from the theory, given the unique historical moment of global capitalism. One reason for this gap may be that the academic discussion has focused too much on the rhetorical situation's constituent of exigence. In an effort to move beyond the existing academic conversation regarding the rhetorical theory, I intend to reevaluate the theory of rhetorical situation in terms of what the theory is capable of doing and what the theory should ...


The Spacious Word: Cartography, Literature, And Empire In Early Modern Spain By Ricardo Padrón, Julia Domínguez Jan 2005

The Spacious Word: Cartography, Literature, And Empire In Early Modern Spain By Ricardo Padrón, Julia Domínguez

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Ricardo Padrón explora a través de 287 páginas algunas de las obras más representativas de la literatura cartográfica, tanto discursiva como iconográfica, producida durante el siglo XVI por el imperio español, que paralelamente comenzaba a representar gráficamente a través de mapas el continente desconocido. Padrón asegura que la utilizatión de mapas sirvió al Imperio como herramienta para fortalecer su poder y autoridad como nación. La inventión de América, según Padrón, se lleva a cabo en un momento en el que Europa intenta resituarse ante el mundo al mismo tiempo que se produce una revolución cartográfica.


Book Review: Espana Connection By Luis Gomez Arrojo, Chad M. Gasta Jan 2005

Book Review: Espana Connection By Luis Gomez Arrojo, Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Espana connection is a series of in-depth articles on organized crime in Spain written by Luis Gomez, a former editor of El Pais where he is presently an investigative reporter. On the best-seller list in Spain at one time, the book brings to light the growing criminal and drug culture in Spain by centering each chapter on a particular criminal activity, citing official police reports, using eyewitness testimony by field investigators as well as national and international statistics by Interpol, Europol, and the Spanish Guardia Civil, among other official bodies. Gomez then reminds readers about well-known-some might even say infamous-cases ...


Occupation And Displacement In The Old Northwest: The Role Of Three Technologies, Gustavo A. Gutiérrez Jan 2005

Occupation And Displacement In The Old Northwest: The Role Of Three Technologies, Gustavo A. Gutiérrez

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Occupation of the Old Northwest by whites and the displacement of the aboriginal people of that region is the subject matter studied in this dissertation. The Old Northwest was the region bordered by the Allegheny Mountains, Great Lakes, and the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. The aboriginal people that lived there included the Iroquois, Delawares, Shawnees, Miamis, Wyandots, Ottawas, Menominees, Illinois, Sacs, Foxes, and Chippeways. The period covered extends from 1760 to the 1840s;This investigation shows that the occupation and displacement was realized progressively and through intense interaction between whites and reds. Within that interaction, three areas are studied here ...


Diachronic Linguistic Variation In Academic Papers And Its Relationship To The Enculturation Process Of A Novice Nns Graduate Student Into The Academia: A Developmental Case Study, Moisés Damián Perales Escudero Jan 2005

Diachronic Linguistic Variation In Academic Papers And Its Relationship To The Enculturation Process Of A Novice Nns Graduate Student Into The Academia: A Developmental Case Study, Moisés Damián Perales Escudero

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Sloppily Dressed In A Remote, Unimportant Place, Colette Ryder-Hall Jan 2005

Sloppily Dressed In A Remote, Unimportant Place, Colette Ryder-Hall

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


This Ointment Disappointment: Caryl Churchill's The Skriker And The Struggle Against Patriarchy, Ruthellen Cunnally Jan 2005

This Ointment Disappointment: Caryl Churchill's The Skriker And The Struggle Against Patriarchy, Ruthellen Cunnally

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Like Deer Sleeping Beneath White Oak, Dennis E. Thompson Jan 2005

Like Deer Sleeping Beneath White Oak, Dennis E. Thompson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A work of fiction by Dennis Elmer Thompson.


Variations In Interactional Modifications In Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (Cmc) Between Different Tasks Among Indonesian Non-Native Speakers (Nnss) Of English, Neny Isharyanti Jan 2005

Variations In Interactional Modifications In Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (Cmc) Between Different Tasks Among Indonesian Non-Native Speakers (Nnss) Of English, Neny Isharyanti

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Patient Agency In The Rhetoric Of Health Decision Guides, Mary B. Duerson Jan 2005

Patient Agency In The Rhetoric Of Health Decision Guides, Mary B. Duerson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Creating Positive Wayfinding Experience, Yanling Wang Jan 2005

Creating Positive Wayfinding Experience, Yanling Wang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

About half a century after Lynch's research about way-finding, designers have been able to solve wayfinding problems more comprehensively. But the role of emotion, especially that of the positive ones on wayfinding design has seldom been systematically discussed before. My goal in writing this thesis is to increase the awareness of positive emotions and their impacts on wayfinding. A positive wayfinding experience is effective, efficient, as well as pleasurable and enjoyable. Key elements of a positive wayfinding experience include the consideration of environment, information, service, and emotion. A taxonomy of wayfinding experiences based on human needs instead of functions ...


Research Into The Use Of Help Options In A Multimedia Listening Unit, Maja Grgurović Jan 2005

Research Into The Use Of Help Options In A Multimedia Listening Unit, Maja Grgurović

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated learner behavior and performance in a CALL multimedia listening activity which offered a video and two textual help options - a lecture transcript and subtitles in cases of comprehension breakdowns. In particular, the study examined and compared the learners' use of two help options by looking at the time and frequency of interaction with help. The study aimed to identify and compare possible patterns of participants' interaction with help options as well as investigate possible differences between participants at two proficiency levels. The participants in the study were eighteen ESL college students at the intermediate level of listening ...