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Varroa In The Aloha State, Tammy Horn Jun 2009

Varroa In The Aloha State, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

The Hawaiian word for fate is hopena, and since the early 1900s, it’s been a matter of hopena that Varroa mites would eventually come to the Islands. The inevitability increased in 2001 when APHIS/USDA forced Hawai’i to allow transshipments of queens and package bees from New Zealand to Canada to pass through its ports. Since Varroa arrived on Oahu in 2006 and on the Big Island in 2008, many agencies have been working together to create appropriate infrastructure to address the latest arrival. According to Hawai’i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) branch chief Neil Reimer, 'Before Varroa ...


Genres Populaires Et « Érographiques » En Afrique Francophone : Le Cas Des Romans De La Collection Adoras, Sathya Rao Jun 2009

Genres Populaires Et « Érographiques » En Afrique Francophone : Le Cas Des Romans De La Collection Adoras, Sathya Rao

Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

This article will take the Adoras novels as a case study to address the aesthetics and institutional issues related to the emergence of popular literature in francophone Africa. As the promoter of an “erographic” discourse that strives to accommodate modernity and tradition, francophone romance, which has been largely under-examined if not denigrated, raises a wide range of questions on the status of francophone literature, the socioeconomic constraints on publication in Africa, and the construction of a truly African erotic imaginary.


The Sociology Of Scenes, The Sacramento Poetry Scene, Dana Nell Maher May 2009

The Sociology Of Scenes, The Sacramento Poetry Scene, Dana Nell Maher

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

For this ethnography, I use my feminist perspective, grounded theory, participant observation, and autoethnographic techniques to explore an urban poetry scene. I suggest that scene studies are a viable alternative to community studies and that we move our articulation of social experience to reflect it as it occurs, on a multitude of continuums. My goal with this project is to develop, use, and discuss the utility of a definition of scene that is intended to be useful to scene studies researchers. To this end, I both evaluate an outdated definition of scene (Irwin 1973 & 1977), and define the three core ...


L1 And L2 Processing Of Gender And Number Inflectional Morphology: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman Feb 2009

L1 And L2 Processing Of Gender And Number Inflectional Morphology: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

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Texts In Contexts: Theorizing Learning By Looking At Genre And Activity, David R. Russell Feb 2009

Texts In Contexts: Theorizing Learning By Looking At Genre And Activity, David R. Russell

English Publications

Written texts are central to formal education. The reading (consumption) and writing (production) of texts constitutes a great deal of the activity of students and teachers, and usually forms the basis for assessment and sorting. For this reason, a whole range of fields have taken up the problem of "literacy" (or rather literacies) in formal schooling, not only applied linguistics, rhetoric, and education, but also sociology, semiotics, psychology, social psychology, socio-linguistics, linguistic anthropology, communication studies, and so on. Similarly, learning in workplace and civic contexts is also highly dependent on literacy, and the relations between formal schooling and other contexts ...


Taste Of Dirt, Brianna Lynn Heisey Jan 2009

Taste Of Dirt, Brianna Lynn Heisey

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Taste of Dirt is a novel about a young female wildland fire fighter and her travels across the western U.S with her fire crew. The forest, the open road, the animals, and the men and women she meets along the way help her overcome her fears and re-discover her place in nature. This Thesis is approximately 240 pages and includes a dedication, acknowledgements, a table of contents, a 25 page introduction, 16 complete chapters and a curriculeam vita. Enjoy.


The Graphic Novel As A Choice Of Weapons, Tammy Horn Dec 2008

The Graphic Novel As A Choice Of Weapons, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

In the late 1930s, the photographer Gordon Parks arrived in Washington, DC, to work with Roy Stryker, director of the Farm Security Administration. Parks' first assignment was to tour the nation's capital, a city still governed by Jim Crow laws. Stryker locked Parks' camera in a closed and then bade the young black man adieu, with the expectation Parks would not return for a week.


Histoire, Littérature Et Ontologie Dans L’Oeuvre D’Antonio Tabucchi – Storia, Letteratura E Ontologia Nell’Opera Di Antonio Tabucchi, Flavia Brizio-Skov Dec 2008

Histoire, Littérature Et Ontologie Dans L’Oeuvre D’Antonio Tabucchi – Storia, Letteratura E Ontologia Nell’Opera Di Antonio Tabucchi, Flavia Brizio-Skov

Flavia Brizio-Skov

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Bee Pollination In Agricultural Ecosystems, Tammy Horn Dec 2008

Bee Pollination In Agricultural Ecosystems, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

In her endorsement of this landmark study of pollinators’ role in Industrial Agriculture and wildlife management, May Berenbaum writes that this book should be ‘‘required reading for practitioners and policymakers alike.’’ Although at times, the book’s structure feels like a forced march, I concur with Berenbaum for the most part. It is a powerful expression from fifteen of the more important voices shaping discussions ranging from genetically-modified organisms to alfalfaleafcutting bees to biocontrols. To have them collected in one collection is a testament to pollination management being taken seriously as a profession. The writers included in this book are ...