"What is it?" Exploring the roles of women throughout Raymond Carver’s short fiction
A majority of critics examine Raymond Carver’s fiction in terms of minimalism, but in this thesis, I highlight the themes in Carver’s work rather than emphasize the format. Many women in Carver’s work contrast the futility of their male counterparts by showing a determination to move on with their lives. By looking at each of Carver’s major collections of short stories, one may find a progression in the way women react to the hopeless situations in their lives. Carver’s early stories,
The end and the beginning:a model for analyzing visual/verbal news broadcasts of protest coverage
This project brings together two areas of prior research: framing and visual rhetoric. Framing as it relates to news coverage of protests constitutes the core theoretical foundation. In using prior research by McLeod, Gitlin, and Lee, we see how news coverage can potentially bias an audience against protestors. However, this research focuses extensively on newspapers or transcripts of televised news. Consequently, by combining visual theories like semiotics, gestalt, and film theory into a visua
Will you be my friend? An analysis of friendster.com
Friendster.com was launched in California in 2002 with 20 users. Today, it has more than 27 million members and it is especially popular among Southeast Asian women. It differs from other online dating sites in that users must be approved before they can become part of a user’s personal network. This study explores what may have made the site so attractive, as well as how its users represent themselves in their personal profiles. Drawing on social constructionist and feminist theories, this th
The first year impact of a professional learning community on low achieving 7th and 8th grade studen
The purpose of this study was to measure the impact on low achieving learners within the first year implementation of a professional learning community in a large suburban middle school located in the Midwest. Interventions through collaborative efforts were devised for low achieving learners and implemented. Grade trends for students earning below average and failing grades in all subject areas in the 7th and 8th grade were examined from each quarter of the previous four years and compared to g
Basic computer literacy training to increase comfort levels with computers and improve behaviors of
This study researched the effect of a basic computer course on the comfort level with computers and Internet on 17 Spanish-speaking, non-computer literate adults. It also identified any increase of the participants’ integration of computers and Internet into employment related activities. Five male and twelve female Hispanic adults completed a four-day basic computer literacy training course. Data collected through pre and post content exams; pre, post, and follow-up comfort and use surveys, a
System Identification and Parameter Estimation
This course is about non-parametric system identification based on estimators of spectral densities and its application to open-loop and closed-loop systems. Furthermore parameter estimation for linear and non-linear systems playes an important role. At the end of the course, a choice can be made out of three final assignments, for which recorded signals are available. The available demonstration programs have to be adapted in order to estimate proper transfer functions and model parameters. St
Getting Lost in Buildings
Most everyone has experienced getting lost in a building -- hospitals, museums, libraries and shopping malls top the list of structures that leave us turned around and wondering where to go next. University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Laura Carlson researches why people get lost in buildings. http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/17446/
Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.
PH Measurement in Flowing Water
Short video introducing and illustrating the measurement of PH in flowing water. Aimed at students without previous field experience of measuring the physical environment in water.
Particle technology : membranes and colloids
This is a video of the sixth lecture in the module Particle Technology, delivered to second year students who have already studied basic fluid mechanics. Membranes and Colloids covers the different types of particle related pressure driven membrane separations and models of flux decay and fouling. Colloidal behaviour using the DLVO theory is also covered, including colloid stability. This material is suitable for HND, BSc, BEng, MEng, and MSc levels. This open educational resource was rele
Distributed Web Systems - Distributed Systems Architectures
This lecture forms part of the "Distributed Systems Architectures" topic in the Distributed Web Systems module.
Two dimensional heat conduction (UH-Case 2)
This is a video about two dimensional heat conduction (UH Case 2). This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre Open Engineering Resources Pilot project. The project was funded by HEFCE and the JISC/HE Academy UKOER programme.
Particle technology : filtration
This is a video of the fifth lecture in the module Particle Technology, delivered to second year students who have already studied basic fluid mechanics. Filtration covers the modification of Darcys law to predictive filtration design equations as well as ones used for test data analysis. Examples of industrial equipment for filtration are included. This material is suitable for HND, BSc, BEng, MEng, and MSc levels. This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education A
Dissolved Oxygen Measurement in Flowing Water
Short video introducing and illustrating field based measurement of dissolved oxygen in a stream. Aimed at students without previous field experience of water quality sampling.
Measuring Photosynthetically Active Radiation
Short video introducing and illustrating the measurement of PAR in standing water. Aimed at students without previous field experience of measuring the physical environment in water.
Water Conductivity Measurement in Flowing Water
Short video introducing and illustrating the measurement of water conductivity in flowing water. Aimed at students without previous field experience of measuring the physical environment in water.
Grundig Balmoral Radiogram
Radiogram in cabinet. Cabinet made of stained wood, dark brown and bright yellow, with sliding doors and slanted legs. Contains a radio, a 'Garrard' record deck and record storage rack which contains six 45 RPM records in the carrier. Maker: Grundig. Date: 1950 - 1969 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
round bellied stoneware vase
round bellied stoneware vase decorated with broad verical bands of dull blue and green. Illegible mark attributed to Hebe Matthews (?). Original stickers 'Marlow' and '£5.15s 0d'. Maker: Marlow, Reginald. Date: 1900 - 1999 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Floral Ceramic Brooch and Earrings
Ceramic floral posy brooch with red, blu and yellow flowers set in green leaves. Matching clip on earrings. Secured in base of original box. Maker: Crown - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Doing it with EEEEEs workshop proposal
1. Description of the content of this workshop (200 words) This will be used as an abstract for the Conference Programme What skills do employers want from graduates? How does the Institute for Enterprise contribute to enhancing these skills at Leeds Met? This participatory session will explore the range of graduate skills regarded as important by employers and will highlight the ways in which the Institute is supporting the embedding of these skills across the University. Together we will conte