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Uni S A C Updates: Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology Newsletter, Summer 2019, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Sociology, Anthropology, And Criminology. Jul 2019

Uni S A C Updates: Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology Newsletter, Summer 2019, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Sociology, Anthropology, And Criminology.

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
-- Fall 2018 Alumni in Residence - Katelyn M. Bries
-- 2019 UNI Outstanding Student Leader
-- UNI Purple and Gold Awards
-- UNI Honors Students
-- 2018-19 Student Admissions Ambassadors
-- 2018-19 Ethnic Student Promoters
-- Social and Behavioral Representatives (SABRs)
-- INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference: Poster Presentations
-- Iowa Sociological Association Annual Meeting: Poster Presentation
-- Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting
-- CSBS Donald and Gudrun Fruehling Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
-- SAC Internships
-- Sociology
-- Criminology
-- Anthropology
-- Faculty Retirements
-- Sociology Endowed Scholarship Fundraising Progress


Prehistoric Plant Resources In The Cedar Valley: How Prehistoric People Utilized Flora In Subsistence Practices, Lyn Tackett Apr 2019

Prehistoric Plant Resources In The Cedar Valley: How Prehistoric People Utilized Flora In Subsistence Practices, Lyn Tackett

Research in the Capitol

Over the last 10,000 years, the Cedar Valley in northeastern Iowa has seen an influx of plants and people; both of which have impacted the native flora of the region. Prairie grasses, wetlands, and other natural features of the Iowa landscape have been altered to accommodate the use of the land by humans. Some of the clues to what attracted various cultures to this region are hidden within the native flora. Therefore, a comparative study of the Cedar Valley area was done to determine what plants were available to Prehistoric native people when they came to the Cedar Valley ...


Uni S A C Updates: Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology Newsletter, Summer 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Sociology, Anthropology, And Criminology. Jul 2018

Uni S A C Updates: Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology Newsletter, Summer 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Sociology, Anthropology, And Criminology.

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
-- UNI Purple and Old Gold Awards
-- Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honors Society
-- UNI McNair Scholars
-- UNI Drake Martin Gold Stars Awards
-- SAC John Chase Memorial Scholarship in Criminology
-- CSBS Donald and Gudrun Fruehling Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
-- CSBS Student Research & Engagement Conference
-- Iowa Sociological Association Annual Meeting
-- Social and Behavioral Representatives for the College (SABRs)
-- Student Club Activity
-- SAC Internships for 2017-2018
-- UNI Museum Employment
-- SAC Majors Employed Upon Graduation
-- Sociology Endowed Scholarship Fundraising Progress


Archaeology: Puzzle Of The Past: An Exhibit Design, Kristine Eyheralde Dec 2017

Archaeology: Puzzle Of The Past: An Exhibit Design, Kristine Eyheralde

Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

Archaeology: Puzzle of the Past is a design for a museum exhibit to better explain archaeology to the public. Its purpose is to change the audience's perspective from one of object orientation to visualization of archaeology as a process. The exhibit utilizes a chronological and concrete approach to move the visitors through the major steps in the archaeological process -- including survey, excavation, labwork, and interpretation -- as they occur within the parameters of a fictitious archaeological site. In addition, interactive exercises are designed to be included within each area to reinforce the message.


Uni S A C Updates: Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology Newsletter, Summer 2017, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Sociology, Anthropology, And Criminology. Jul 2017

Uni S A C Updates: Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology Newsletter, Summer 2017, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Sociology, Anthropology, And Criminology.

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
-- Purple and Old Gold Awards
-- SAC Internships
-- Alumni in Residence
-- Sociology Updates
-- Anthropology Updates
-- Criminology Updates
-- Alumni Testimonial
-- Contact Us


"Yeah, I Taught Myself On Youtube": Young Women And Navigating The World Of Traditional Crafting, Emily A. Gardner Jan 2016

"Yeah, I Taught Myself On Youtube": Young Women And Navigating The World Of Traditional Crafting, Emily A. Gardner

Honors Program Theses

In this study I work to understand how US women ages 18 to 24 navigate the world of crafting (e.g., crocheting, knitting, quilting, etc.) and how their motivations and methods may differ from the older women that traditionally inhabit that space. In-person interviews with ten younger women and results from an online mixed methods survey show that young women who participate in crafting show that young women primarily use crafting as a way to cope with stress from school and work, they participate in informal groupings to develop friendships and gain technical crafting insight, and they use internet sites ...


The Adolescent Refugee Experience: Cultural Attitudes Of High School Burmese Refugees Living In Iowa, Alexis Helgens Jan 2016

The Adolescent Refugee Experience: Cultural Attitudes Of High School Burmese Refugees Living In Iowa, Alexis Helgens

Honors Program Theses

This research seeks to explore the experience of a group of high school refugee students who currently reside in Waterloo, Iowa. At home, the Burmese refugee high school students are surrounded by a rich Burmese culture; they interact with the Burmese language, food, and family. In school, they are surrounded by American systems; English is the only accepted language, and American pop culture is inescapable. With a growing number of refugees entering the country, it is vital to understand the experience and perceptions of developing young adults. Better understanding will facilitate in giving schools and other services tools to equip ...


Eastern Iowa Lithics And Their Effects On Oneota Culture, Caitlin Mary Kelly Jan 2015

Eastern Iowa Lithics And Their Effects On Oneota Culture, Caitlin Mary Kelly

Honors Program Theses

This research focuses on the experimentation and exploration of heat treatment used on chert by the Native Americans located in eastern Iowa after the Late-Woodland Period. In conjunction with my research advisor, Dr. Chad Heinzel, the geoarchaeologist in the UNI Department of Earth Science, I have heat treated chert from eastern Iowa in order to examine its physical and chemical changes. These experiments took place both in a controlled laboratory setting and in a semi-controlled field setting, comparing the difference between the two different methodologies. Chemical analysis was also performed to assess differences in trace chemicals between raw and heated ...


Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V10n3, Fall 2014, Iowa Academy Of Science Oct 2014

Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V10n3, Fall 2014, Iowa Academy Of Science

The New Bulletin

Inside This Issue:

--Message from the Executive Director

--Member Only Website Log-in

--ICTM-ISTS Math Science Fall Conference

--New IAS Program Coordinator

--New REAP Grant

--New Academy Website

--Iowa Science Foundation

--Recognizing Excellence

--Events and Deadlines

--Excellence in Science Teaching Award


Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V10n2, Spring 2014, Iowa Academy Of Science Apr 2014

Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V10n2, Spring 2014, Iowa Academy Of Science

The New Bulletin

Inside This Issue:

--Message from the Executive Director

--Candidates for IAS President –Elect

--Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

--Iowa Academy of Science 2014 Ballot

--Specify where your IAS donation goes

--2013 Member Donations to the Academy

--Announcements, Events & Deadlines


Positional Plagiocephaly Among Tribal Societies And Contemporary Western Societies: A Comparison Of Treatments, Results, And Effects, Jacinda Rose Ruggles Jan 2014

Positional Plagiocephaly Among Tribal Societies And Contemporary Western Societies: A Comparison Of Treatments, Results, And Effects, Jacinda Rose Ruggles

Honors Program Theses

This study explores the two causes of positional plagiocephaly, or abnormal head shape in infants as well as effects and treatments. To do so, two groups were chosen for comparison: contemporary western societies and tribal Native American societies. In the first group, the medical condition known as positional plagiocephaly is considered before, during and after the Safe to Sleep campaign of the 1990’s. In the second group infant head flattening is discussed as a result of cradling practices and carrying techniques. The importance of this study is to contribute new insight into positional plagiocephaly and its treatments. The study ...


Excavation And Stratigraphic Analysis Of A Late Nineteenth Century Boiler House, Ariel Marie Williams Jan 2014

Excavation And Stratigraphic Analysis Of A Late Nineteenth Century Boiler House, Ariel Marie Williams

Honors Program Theses

An archaeological excavation was carried out in November of 2013 on the block of 13th and Tremont Streets in the city of Cedar Falls, Blackhawk County, Iowa. The site examined was home to a late nineteenth century boiler house that powered several greenhouses on the property. Greenhouses occupy a distinctive industrial niche and have rarely been studied using an archaeological approach. The goals in excavating at the boiler house site were to determine what formation processes led to the creation of the stratigraphy as initially observed by the property owner, and what the layers and artifacts recovered from them tell ...


Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V9n2, Fall 2013, Iowa Academy Of Science Oct 2013

Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V9n2, Fall 2013, Iowa Academy Of Science

The New Bulletin

Inside This Issue:

--Message from the Executive Director

--ICTM-ISTS Math Science Fall Conference

--Next Generation Science Standards Updates

--Academy to Host NGSS Alignment Workshop

--Abstract Submission Deadline

--All Puns Intended: New Facilitators Dive into Project WET

--Iowa Science Foundation

--Recognizing Excellence

--Events and Deadlines

--New Excellence in Science Teaching Award


Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V9n1, Spring 2013, Iowa Academy Of Science Apr 2013

Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V9n1, Spring 2013, Iowa Academy Of Science

The New Bulletin

Inside This Issue:

--Message from the Executive Director

--Seeking Project WET Facilitators

--125th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science

--Candidates for IAS President –Elect

--Iowa Academy of Science 2013 Ballot

--Announcements, Events & Deadlines

--2012 Member Donations to the Academy

--Ag Energy Webinars


Speaking Politely, Kindly, And Beautifully: Ideologies Of Politeness In Japanese Business Etiquette Training, Cynthia Dickel Dunn Feb 2013

Speaking Politely, Kindly, And Beautifully: Ideologies Of Politeness In Japanese Business Etiquette Training, Cynthia Dickel Dunn

Faculty Publications

In recent years, politeness theory has increasingly focused on speakers’ own conceptualizations of polite behavior, viewing politeness concepts as a type of language ideology. This article examines the construction of Japanese politeness concepts in the business etiquette training provided for new employees in Japanese companies. Drawing on participant-observation of business etiquette seminars offered by five training companies, it analyzes how employees are taught to show deference through appropriate honorific use, to speak in ways which are seen as kind or considerate, and to speak and move in ways the instructors define as ‘beautiful.’ The analysis demonstrates how etiquette training conflates ...


Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V10n1, Winter 2013, Iowa Academy Of Science Jan 2013

Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V10n1, Winter 2013, Iowa Academy Of Science

The New Bulletin

Inside This Issue:

--Message from the Executive Director

--Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

--2013 ICTM-ISTS Fall Conference Photo Album

--New Facilitators Dive into Project WET

--Attention Teachers: New Environmental Education Opportunities

--Experiencing REAP

--Students as Part of School Leadership for Promoting Reforms in Science

--Starr Student Research Grants


Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V8n3, Fall 2012, Iowa Academy Of Science Oct 2012

Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V8n3, Fall 2012, Iowa Academy Of Science

The New Bulletin

Inside This Issue:

--Message from the Executive Director

--Congratulations Jody Stone

--ISTS Fall Conference

--Sneak Peek at Academy’s new web design

--Getting More Science Teachers to Model “Doing” Science

--Iowa needs the Iowa Academy of Science

--Announcements, Events & Deadlines


Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V8n2, Summer 2012, Iowa Academy Of Science Jul 2012

Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V8n2, Summer 2012, Iowa Academy Of Science

The New Bulletin

Inside This Issue:

--Message from the Executive Director

--Iowa Science Teaching Section Elections

--Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

--Announcements, Events & Deadlines

--Iowa Academy of Science Saylorville Lake Summer Speakers Series

--REAP-CEP Funds Project WET Preservice Workshops


Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V8n1, Spring 2012, Iowa Academy Of Science Apr 2012

Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V8n1, Spring 2012, Iowa Academy Of Science

The New Bulletin

Inside This Issue:

--Message from the Executive Director

--Candidates for IAS President –Elect

--Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

--Iowa Academy of Science 2012 Ballot

--124th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science

--2011 Member Donations to the Academy

--Announcements, Events & Deadlines


Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V8n4, Winter 2012, Iowa Academy Of Science Jan 2012

Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V8n4, Winter 2012, Iowa Academy Of Science

The New Bulletin

Inside This Issue:

--Message from the Executive Director

--ISTS Fall Conference Photo Album

--New Energy Research Program Creates Educational Opportunities

--125th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science

--eCYBERMISSION Seeks Volunteers—Partners with IAS

--Iowa NASA EPSCoR News

--Using Constructivist Theory: The Next Generation of Standards for K-12 Science

--IAS Awarded Environmental Literacy Capacity Grant

--Announcements, Events & Deadlines


Cover Jan 2012

Cover

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Harlan's Ground Sloth (Paramylodon Harlant) (Xenarthra: Mylodontidae) From The Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) Of Iowa, H. Gregory Mcdonald Jan 2012

Harlan's Ground Sloth (Paramylodon Harlant) (Xenarthra: Mylodontidae) From The Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) Of Iowa, H. Gregory Mcdonald

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Harlan's ground sloth, Paramylodon harlani, is documented for the first time from Iowa. The record is based on a fifth metacarpal recovered from a gravel bar within West Tarkio Creek, Page County. While the specimen was not found in situ, and could not be radiocarbon dated, the local geology suggests that it was probably derived from sediments that post-date Peorian loess deposition and is late Wisconsinan in age. This specimen extends the range of Paramylodon 350 km ro the northeast of the closest previously known locality. Its size is slightly larger than average for other late Pleisrocene (Rancholabrean) individuals ...


Editorial Board & Iowa Academy Of Sciences Officers And Directors Jan 2012

Editorial Board & Iowa Academy Of Sciences Officers And Directors

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents (Back Cover) Jan 2012

Table Of Contents (Back Cover)

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 2012

Front Matter

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Development Of A Soil Carbon Index For Iowa Mineral Soils, M. M. Al-Kaisi, T. E. Fenton, J. G. Guzman, B. R. O'Neal Jan 2012

Development Of A Soil Carbon Index For Iowa Mineral Soils, M. M. Al-Kaisi, T. E. Fenton, J. G. Guzman, B. R. O'Neal

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

A carbon index (Cl) is one of many soil quality indicators that depends on organic carbon concentration. One of the values of a soil carbon index is in determining the impact of agriculture practices (i.e., tillage, crop rotation, N management, etc.) on soil organic matter status of mineral soils. Interactions of climate, parent material, topography, time, and organisms including human activities influence soil organic carbon (SOC). This study developed a soil carbon index for mineral soil map units in Iowa using data collected by the Iowa Cooperative Soil Survey Laboratory and the USDA Soil Survey Laboratory for over 2 ...


Evidence From Detrital Zircon Ages For Middle Pennsylvanian Uplift And Drainage In The Source Area Of The Chariton Conglomerate And Marmaton Group Sandstones, Southern Iowa And Northern Missouri, Scott Mcfadden, Steven H. Emerman, Jane Pedrick Dawson, Kevin A. Rey, Tracy Kemp Anderson Jan 2012

Evidence From Detrital Zircon Ages For Middle Pennsylvanian Uplift And Drainage In The Source Area Of The Chariton Conglomerate And Marmaton Group Sandstones, Southern Iowa And Northern Missouri, Scott Mcfadden, Steven H. Emerman, Jane Pedrick Dawson, Kevin A. Rey, Tracy Kemp Anderson

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

The Chariton Conglomerate is a quartz/limestone conglomerate of Middle Pennsylvanian age sparsely exposed in southern Iowa and northern Missouri. In Iowa it is characterized by quartz granules and rounded crinoid columnals. The objective of this study was to use detrital zircon ages to determine the provenance of the Chariton Conglomerate and possibly associated Marmaton Group sandstone beds. Detrital zircon ages were obtained for five conglomerate and two sandstone beds of the Chariton Conglomerate in Iowa, three conglomerate beds of the Chariton Conglomerate in Missouri, and two sandstone beds of the Marmaton Group in Iowa. According to the Kolmogorov-Smirnoff Test ...


Effects Of Berberine, Chelerythrine, And Sanguinarine On Proliferation In Four Human Immortalized Cell Lines, David S. Senchina, Nisarg B. Shah, Marc G. Busch Jan 2012

Effects Of Berberine, Chelerythrine, And Sanguinarine On Proliferation In Four Human Immortalized Cell Lines, David S. Senchina, Nisarg B. Shah, Marc G. Busch

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L., Papaveraceae) is a plant rich in benzophenanchridine (isoquinoline) alkaloids such as sanguinarine and chelerychrine. Both isolated alkaloids and whole-tissue rhizome extracts have demonstrated in vitro anticarcinogenic (antiproliferacive) activity in limited immortalized cell culture models, but the relative contribution of various alkaloid constituents to whole-tissue extract activity, and whether or not various alkaloids may act synergistically, has not been investigated. We challenged four immortalized cell lines (Jurkat, K562, Ramos, U937) with various doses of chelerythrine, sanguinarine, and berberine (a structurally and functionally similar alkaloid absent from bloodroot), alone and in all possible combinations, and measured proliferation rates ...


Perspectives: Developing And Defining Both Science And Science Education As Disciplines, Robert E. Yager Jan 2012

Perspectives: Developing And Defining Both Science And Science Education As Disciplines, Robert E. Yager

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

The six "domains" have been identified as features for the "doing" of science. These six are: Concept, Process, Creativity, Attitude, Application, and Worldview. They are offered to affect teaching, student learning, as well as a new way of defining science. Concepts and Processes often are the only two typically used to define school and college science content; Creativity and Positive Attitudes are added as two "enabling" domains; a fifth Domain is offered as a focus on the Application of typical concepts and process skills. It is the Domain where and how most people live and operate! The sixth Domain is ...


Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V7n3, Fall 2011, Iowa Academy Of Science Oct 2011

Iowa Academy Of Science: The New Bulletin, V7n3, Fall 2011, Iowa Academy Of Science

The New Bulletin

Inside This Issue:

--Message from the Executive Director

--Welcome Corporate Members

--IAS Corporate Memberships

-- 124th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science

--Academy seeking Tech Savy students/teachers for service project

--Iowa Math & Science Coalition Funds pass to ISTS

--REAP-CEP Grant Awards value Natural Resources and Science

--Academy receives GLOBE Grant to pilot Webinar GLOBE Workshop

--Wanted: Saylorville Gift Shop Coordinator

--Announcements, Events & Deadlines