Anticipating the Audience: An Ethnographic Study of a French-as-a-Foreign-Language Class Creative Wr
This study compared the creative-writing processes of native English speakers (NES) composing for a real audience in two conditions: one group composing in their native language (NL) and the other group composing in French as a foreign language (FFL). Both groups wrote children’s fiction and were aware that children in the community would read their stories. Participants were observed while composing and interviewed about their writing background, composing behaviors, and the texts produced
Connecting Arabs and Americans Online to Promote Peace and to Increase Cultural Awareness: A Descrip
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael M. Williamson Committee Members: Dr. Ali A. Aghbar and Dr. Gian S. Pagnucci
The Changing Role of Arabic in Religious Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Study of Egyptian Arabic
This study examined the language situation in the religious discourse in Egypt. It investigated the switch from Classical Arabic to Egyptian Arabic in the religious domain in one of the most renowned preachers in Egypt, Amr Khaled. In order to investigate the phenomenon, I chose to examine and analyze the instances of codeswitching from Classical Arabic to Egyptian Arabic in ten recordings of religious speeches delivered by Khaled, focusing on the phonological, syntactical, and morphological fea
University / K – 12 Partnerships: How One University Impacted High School Career Decision-making
Local universities and their surrounding school districts have much to offer one another. How universities and school districts work together to create programmatic change in career decision-making for the high school adolescent is unclear. Utilizing a case study approach, this study examined the relationship that exists between a university and two high schools. This was studied through the lens of career development with regard to high school students. This qualitative case study utilized pe
Rural Adolescent Perceptions of the Availability and Accessibility of Substance Abuse Treatment
The prevalence of substance abuse among rural adolescents has equaled or surpassed rates in urban youth, but rural substance abusers go untreated at rates twice that of urban populations. Cultural norms adverse to help-seeking, and low availability and accessibility of substance treatment in rural areas may effect treatment utilization. The primary purpose of this study was to assess rural adolescents’ substance problem recognition and perceptions of substance abuse treatment availability and
PDQ Bach Speaks (Peter Schickele)
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Professor Peter Schickele, Professor of Music at the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople, and composer. Professor Schickele, one of the great satirists of the 20th Century, best known as the perpetrator, er, discoverer of the oeuvre of that most classic of all composers, PDQ Bach. Although unknown before Professor Schickele's work of musical anthropology, J. S. Bach's last son, PDQ is now famous for such works as the 1712 Overture; Oedipus Tex; Bob and Ted
I Can Still Cry: Emotions on the Page, on Stage and in Life (Ossie Davis)
Host Al Page speaks with Ossie Davis, actor, writer and Guest Lecturer at the University of Washington. Mr. Davis explores the differences in writing and acting emotions, the need for discipline, training and appropriate response. He discusses the expression of Black American culture, Harlem and a need for cultural institutions.
Research In Action: Part 2
Episode two of Research in Action focuses on gaming, effects of incarceration on families, and the cultivation of coffee in Puerto Rico. To kick off the program, Director Wanda Gregory talks about her work at the Center for Serious Play which focuses on the creative, innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of the gaming industry. Assistant Professor Cheryl Cooke's research focuses on the physical and mental health issues facing women whose husbands have been incarcerated. Professor Martha Groom c
Démocraties : risques de dérives (suite : discussion) (audio) Séminaire dispensé par Dominique Schnapper Organisé en collaboration avec le labex Tepsis et le concours de l'Institut CDC pour la Recherche
Séminaire dispensé par Dominique Schnapper
Organisé en collaboration avec le labex Tepsis et le concours de l'Institut CDC pour la Recherche
Creating Your Own Slideshows
The Slide Show feature gives you complete control: Add captions or other text in any style; add narration or audio; decide how long you want the slides to display.
8.3 Problems for Locke's View of Personal Identity
Part 8.3. Criticisms of Locke's view of personal identity; if personal identity is dependent on memory then how does forgetting personal history and the concept of false memory change Locke's view of personal identity.
CoMotion Dance Theater Fall 2010 Recital
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Enjoy watching the video of our Fall 2010 Dance Concert held at the Clearwater Arts Auditorium in November. CoMotion Dance Theater is the resident dance company at St. Petersburg College and is locally recognized for their professional quality performances. Established in 1985, CoMotion is under the co-direction of Nancy Feagans-Smith and Cynthia Hennessy. The dance company gives two on-campus and five to six off-campus dance concerts per year. S
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Is an Eclipse Described in Homer's Odyssey? – November 30, 2009
Plutarch and Heraclitus believed that a certain passage in the 20th book of The Odyssey (“Theoclymenus’s prophecy”) was a poetic description of a total solar eclipse. In the late 1920s Schoch and Neugebauer computed that the solar eclipse of 16 April 1178 B.C.E. was total over the Ionian Islands and was the only suitable eclipse in more than a century to agree with classical estimates of the decade-earlier sack of Troy around 1192–1184 B.C.E. However, much skepticism remains about whethe
Listen: Osher Lifelong Learning spring term set
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers spring classes for the community beginning March 15. The non-credit classes are geared toward older adults who want lectures and discussions in a relaxed and informal environment.
Lecture 29 - 12/1/2010
Discussing Entrepreneurial and Innovation Strategy Curriculum
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Law, Disorder, and Philadelphia's Police Advisory Board
Dr. Nicole Maurantonio's talk explores the ways in which news discourse surrounding the 1964 riots in Philadelphia ultimately led to the undermining of the city's precedent-setting Police Advisory Board. She argues that the unintentional effect of local print coverage of the riots was to provide a language of police paralysis that provided fodder for law and order advocates throughout the city. For more information on Dr. Maurantonio visit http://rhetoric.richmond.edu/faculty/nmaurant/
Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl Semi-Final UNC vs. UMBC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County teams compete during the semi-final round of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl Competition at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. November 20, 2010
James Hansen on Human-Made Climate Change
Dr. James Hansen of the NASA Goddard Institute delivers a lecture on Human-Made Climate Change: A Moral, Political, and Legal Issue.