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The Role Of Population Growth In An Emerging Multipolar Economic World., Casey C. Horner Dec 2013

The Role Of Population Growth In An Emerging Multipolar Economic World., Casey C. Horner

Undergraduate Honors Theses

An empirical study presenting the social and economic proof of a global shift from a bipolar economic world to a multipolar economic world. The time period for data and projections is 2010 to 2050. The measurements used are population pyramids, total population, GDP per capita, and total GDP.


Examination Of A Farmers Market On A University Campus., Jennifer Grant May 2013

Examination Of A Farmers Market On A University Campus., Jennifer Grant

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Sustainability and locally sourced goods are pressing issues in today’s society for many environmental, economic, and cultural reasons. Farmers markets are becoming a highly popular method of implementing these ideas. As universities have begun to address their own processes to support sustainable practices, appeal has grown for adding a farmers market on campus. Information pertaining to markets already created and the process of implementation is not readily available. This study seeks to explore the rationale for a campus farmers market as a sustainable development on a university campus and review the processes by which a market may be established ...


Effortful Control As A Mediator Of Long-Term Declarative Recall In Toddlers., Cassandra Valerio May 2013

Effortful Control As A Mediator Of Long-Term Declarative Recall In Toddlers., Cassandra Valerio

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study investigated the relationship between effortful control and long-term memory (LTM) in toddlers. It was hypothesized that children high in effortful control would demonstrate better long-term recall. Participants were 43 children who visited the lab at 18 and 21 months. A word-learning task and an elicited imitation task were administered to assess children’s LTM. Effortful control was assessed using the Early Childhood Behavior Questionnaire (ECBQ). The results of this study showed that children high in effortful control did not demonstrate significantly better LTM than children low in effortful control on either the word-learning or the elicited imitation task.


An Analysis Of Online Training: Effectiveness, Efficiency, And Implementation Methods In A Corporate Environment., Carter Sandlin May 2013

An Analysis Of Online Training: Effectiveness, Efficiency, And Implementation Methods In A Corporate Environment., Carter Sandlin

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The current research will assess online training specifically as it relates to learning effectiveness in a corporate environment. Currently, research concerning the effectiveness of online learning is abundant; however, none of this recent research is compiled in one place, nor does this research specifically interpret the information to determine the applicability of online training in a corporate environment. The thesis will analyze numerous secondary sources to compile relevant statistics related to the effectiveness of online training resources. Using this research, the thesis will culminate in recommendations for the implementation of an online training process, one useful for managers that focuses ...


Perceptions Of Effectiveness Of Interpretation Services In The Washington County Court System., Ricardo Tapia Mosqueda May 2013

Perceptions Of Effectiveness Of Interpretation Services In The Washington County Court System., Ricardo Tapia Mosqueda

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In the United States, court interpretation services are as old as the country’s history. The cultural and rich ethnic diversity of the U.S. has continued to provide a need for interpretation services. However, it was not until 1978 under the Federal Court Interpreters Act that the federal government would institute a framework for the federal courts to follow (Public Law 95-539, 1978). State courts were left to establish their own methodologies for addressing the way in which court interpreters are used. As the U.S. continues to become more linguistically diverse, such services need to be made easily ...


Buy American: Can Businesses Capitalize On The Calls For Patriotic Spending?, Robert Reed May 2013

Buy American: Can Businesses Capitalize On The Calls For Patriotic Spending?, Robert Reed

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This research analyzes the business opportunities created by the "Buy American" movement. Current literature reflects a consensus that most consumers have an initial bias in favor of purchasing domestic products. However, domestic production is frequently more costly than producing abroad. In order for domestic production to increase a firm's profit, consumer willingness to pay more for domestic products is prerequisite. This study investigates whether that prerequisite is satisfied. By collecting revealed preference data from multiple locations, this study finds that, on average, domestic products do carry a price premium over similar foreign imports.


Content Analysis: U.S. Newspaper And Social Media Portrayal Of President Obama In Association With The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden During The 2012 Presidential Election Year, Whitney Y. Thomas May 2013

Content Analysis: U.S. Newspaper And Social Media Portrayal Of President Obama In Association With The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden During The 2012 Presidential Election Year, Whitney Y. Thomas

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In a broad sense, public relations is the communication between an organization and its audience. Public relations helps create and maintain a relationship between the two. When an organization experiences a success or failure public relations is put into place to help rally public support.

The intent of this thesis aims to determine the tone of President Obama in U.S. newspapers and social media in association with the capturing and killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden.

This thesis examines a variety of U.S. newspapers by region and social media. Newspaper articles related to the topic were retrieved from ...


It's Not So Simple: The Role Of Simplicity In Science And Theory., C. R. Gregg May 2013

It's Not So Simple: The Role Of Simplicity In Science And Theory., C. R. Gregg

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The principle of simplicity (parsimony) has long been invoked as a regulative principle that helps guide theory selection in science. However, it is unclear if there is justification for a globally applicable criterion of parsimony. This paper briefly reviews the salient features of what it means for something to be simple, as well as argues for simplicity as relevant only to a set of background assumptions.


Spirit In The Speakers: Collective Spirituality In Electronic Music Subcultures., Heather K. Covington May 2013

Spirit In The Speakers: Collective Spirituality In Electronic Music Subcultures., Heather K. Covington

Undergraduate Honors Theses

By definition subcultures harbor their own sets of norms and unique characteristics. From fashion to slang vocabularies, each subculture stands apart as a world of its own. In the subculture of psychedelic trance, an electronic music based subculture, such marking characteristics are taken beyond superficial expressions. Through repeated exposure to spiritual concepts, language, and rituals, thecommunity fosters spiritual practices and beliefs in individual members. Using in-depth interviews and extended participant observation, Iidentify patterns and commonalities, as well as divergences, in the spiritual practice and beliefs of subculture members. Ultimately psy-trance members draw on organized religious traditions while also distinguishing their ...


Form, Substance, And Power: The Body In "Paradise Lost", Corinne Arbuss Jan 2013

Form, Substance, And Power: The Body In "Paradise Lost", Corinne Arbuss

Undergraduate Honors Theses

John Milton's Christian epic Paradise Lost is concerned with the story of the fall of man. The poem chronicles Satan's revolt in heaven all the way through man's eventual expulsion from Eden, all so that Milton may achieve his goal to "justify the ways of God to man." The story is told through a first-person narrator, one with an omniscient view into the internal workings of all characters involved. However, this narrative is limited in that it can illustrate only "by likening spiritual to corporeal forms," which leaves many questions yet unanswered. We can never see the ...


Marriage: Suffering And Bliss, Shannon O'Connor Jan 2013

Marriage: Suffering And Bliss, Shannon O'Connor

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In The Canterbury Tales, the perfect marriage is one where tension leads to yielding, resulting in bliss. According to the Wife of Bath, she has enough authority on the topic of marriage, through her extensive life experience, to lecture on "the wo that is in marriage." While on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, she draws attention to a gender-power struggle in marriage, and through her prologue and tale, explores a theme of what women most desire. Mouthing conventional misogynistic notions of the time, Alisoun seeks the kind of authority that within her culture is traditionally offered to men. She exemplifies a ...


Cultural Collisions And Maternal Health: Latina Women's Experiences With The Medical Institution And The Effects On The Chicana Consciousness, Ani Serralta Seuylemezian Jan 2013

Cultural Collisions And Maternal Health: Latina Women's Experiences With The Medical Institution And The Effects On The Chicana Consciousness, Ani Serralta Seuylemezian

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Reproductive practices and policies that target women in the United States have a complex and often contradictory history. Social, medical, and technological practices and inventions have proven both beneficial and detrimental to women's choices and sense f agency within the health care system. Some of the most controversial reproductive policies that were debated nationally in the 20th century (and continue to be debated today) include the medicalization of childbirth and prenatal care, the development and widespread use of hormonal contraception, the legalization and access to safe abortion, and regulations surrounding both forced and elected sterilizations.

This project aims to ...


A Discussion Of Linear Programming And Its Application To Currency Arbitrage Detection, Rachel Smith Jan 2013

A Discussion Of Linear Programming And Its Application To Currency Arbitrage Detection, Rachel Smith

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper explores the concept of currency arbitrage detection using basic Linear Programming methods. A thorough introduction to currency exchange is given. The Arbitrage Theorem is proven, and the key related concept of pricing via arbitrage is illustrated with an extended example. Next, the basics of Linear Programming are explained theoretically and shown through example. This information is then used to solve for arbitrage opportunities between five major currencies at one point in time, yielding four distinct solution sets. Results are discussed and relativized in the discussion section, where the reader can also find a brief summary of some related ...


Oh! The Places You'll Go: Avenues For Mapping In Religious Studies, Kim Vilimas Jan 2013

Oh! The Places You'll Go: Avenues For Mapping In Religious Studies, Kim Vilimas

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The reason for this work, and for my passion for this area of study, can be traced back to a class I took with my now-advisor simply entitled 'Christian Scriptures.' Some students were under the impression that the class was going to be some sort of church study group--this couldn't have been farther from the truth! Instead what followed was a wonderfully critical engagement with the realities by the early Christian communities and how they related to their world.


Dance, Masculinity And Identity Development: Lessons From A Closed Institution In Buenos Aires, Kelsey Lettko Jan 2013

Dance, Masculinity And Identity Development: Lessons From A Closed Institution In Buenos Aires, Kelsey Lettko

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In the fall of 2011, I participated in a School for International Training (SIT) program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As part of their Social Movements and Human Rights courses, I spent the semester studying the historical social movements as well as human rights that continue to plague the country today. Each student had to complete and independent study project, in which we conducted our own research and wrote a concluding paper. Another student shared my passion for dance, so we decided to try and combine the art with human rights to create a blend of our interests. We had the ...


Decolonizing Childhood: Re-Reading Curious George, Oompa Loompas, And The Jungle Book, Teresa Mataitusi Jan 2013

Decolonizing Childhood: Re-Reading Curious George, Oompa Loompas, And The Jungle Book, Teresa Mataitusi

Undergraduate Honors Theses

I am continuously exited and perplexed by the images included in elementary school textbooks. It seems as though in each picture, there is a multicultural representation of our culture: a Caucasian, an African-American, a Hispanic-American, an Asian-American, and a Mid-Eastern, or some combination of shades of hair and skin color dominates. The visual smorgasbord is complemented by names of characters in the books: Guillermo, Maria, Zara, Sarah, Ming and Amir. What is perplexing however, is the underlying question of whether or not children are taught enough of concepts of multicultural awareness to function in their world? In an increasingly globalized ...


Masculinity, Madness, And Woolf's Redefinition Of Beauty In "Mrs. Dalloway", Danielle Willis-Thompson Jan 2013

Masculinity, Madness, And Woolf's Redefinition Of Beauty In "Mrs. Dalloway", Danielle Willis-Thompson

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In Mrs. Dalloway, Woolf contests numerous conventions of her time, including conceptions of beauty, and its relation to gender, normalcy, and behavior. The notion of beauty as a discreet aesthetic category is not new. In fact, representations of beauty in Mrs. Dalloway directly oppose those of Edmund Burke, who categorized aesthetics of beauty in the eighteenth century. He argued that beauty is the opposite of the sublime, and classified it as having attributes of the feminine form. Burkean notions of gendered aesthetics were mirrored in Victorian gender expectations, so that men, as the opposite of their weak female counterparts, developed ...


The Flourishing Of The Lotus From The Cactus: The Development Of Mexican Tibetan Buddhism, Samari Batres Jan 2013

The Flourishing Of The Lotus From The Cactus: The Development Of Mexican Tibetan Buddhism, Samari Batres

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Religion is a force of change and at the same time, a force of tradition. When a person converts to a new religion, it shapes their life drastically and the individual can potentially transform their society through their individual conversion. Mexican Tibetan Buddhists is not a common combination of words, but people who identify themselves as the latter might not see the categories as separate as they appear initially. The arrival of Tibetan Buddhism in Mexico has caused the religion to take on characteristics that are particular to Mexican culture and at the same time, the religion has begun to ...


An Application Of The Capital Asset Pricing Model To The Redlands Student Investment Fund: A Behavioral Approach To Explaining The Anomalies Of Efficient Market Hypothesis And The Capm, Marie Heather Kenna Jan 2013

An Application Of The Capital Asset Pricing Model To The Redlands Student Investment Fund: A Behavioral Approach To Explaining The Anomalies Of Efficient Market Hypothesis And The Capm, Marie Heather Kenna

Undergraduate Honors Theses

One of the main questions in the field of finance is that of how securities are priced. Many models have been constructed in attempts to address this question, one of the first, and one of the most popularly used, being the Capital Asset Pricing Model (the CAPM). However, though it is widely used, the model has had its fair share of criticism coming from studies that have produced evidence that the model may not be empirically valid. This is perhaps due to the fact that the CAPM is a model that adheres to the assumptions of the field of traditional ...