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    Moving towards health by Janeway, Caroline

    The film focuses on the use of dance movement therapy in a patient who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Creator's summary: Parkinson's Disease is measured on a scale of 1to 5. 5 being complete dependency on another. When I began working with Amy, she was at a 3. Recently, her neurologist rediagnosed her at a +1.

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    Diverging developments in Post-Soviet Russia : a case study of Tatarstan & Chechnya by Weber, Keith Harrison

    At first glance, the Chechens and Volga Tatars share several similarities. Both ethnic groups have religious traditions rooted in a regionally particular form of Islam. This is the Khanafi school of Sunni Islam, which combines traditional, Muslim law (Shariah) with local customs influenced by Sufi brotherhoods. In addition, both Chechens and Volga Tatars were incorporated into the Russian Tsarist Empire against their will as a result of military conquest. Moreover, both peoples suffered mightily during the repressive Stalinist period, but also experienced certain degrees of modernization, urbanization and industrialization. Lastly, both peoples occupied similar rungs in the Soviet hierarchy, meaning that each was the titular people of an autonomous republic. The Volga Tatars of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (TASSR) were incorporated into the USSR on May 27th 1920 and the Chechens of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (CIASSR) were incorporated on December 5th 1936. However, the trajectory of the Post-Soviet transition has resulted in very different outcomes for these two peoples. In Chechnya, the transition brought to power General Dzhokhar Dudaev, a radical separatist, who did not flinch from the prospect of war with Russia. On the other hand, Tatarstan won substantial autonomy from Russia without using violence. This paper aims to answer the question: why did these outcomes diverge so drastically? This question can be answered in various ways. In the first chapter, I will address the basic geographic and demographic differences between the two societies. In the second chapter, I will explore the differences in the long-term historical experiences among the Volga Tatars and Chechens and the impacts the Tsarist Empire and Soviet Union had on their respective societies. In the third chapter, I will examine Russia’s insecurities regarding its level of civilization and their efforts to “orientalize” the Caucasus as a means of better defining Russian identity. I will use Edward Said’s Orientalism as a theoretical lens of analysis. In the fourth chapter, I will outline the differences between the two republic’s political developments in post-Soviet transition and the vital distinctions in the democratic processes. In this section, religion and its role in each society’s respective politics will become apparent. In the final chapter, the aftermath of the two wars with Chechnya will be examined and the correlated socio-economic problems as well as the contrasting socio-economic situation in Tatarstan today. In this section I will specifically stress the significance of the Kadyrov family on modern day Chechnya and prospects for the future.

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    Illegal file sharing and the determinants of Billboard success by McHugh, Jordan Edward

    File sharing networks and the development of MP3 files forever changed the music industry. Consumers have the ability to download free songs effortlessly from their home computers. Economic debate about the implications of this technological shift have raised questions regarding the negative and positive effects free rider had on music sales and Billboard chart ratings. I hypothesis that network sharing systems have negatively effected the longevity of album chart ratings, but argue the impact is not all encompassing. Artists that are more recognizable and have reached the ‘superstar’ statues are not as affected by file sharing networks because their previous albums generally have a higher debut rank. Network, exposure and the superstar effects and previous economic theory are necessary variables into better understanding the complex and integrate market that has emerged.

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    FDI : a response to global and local variables by Gaudette, Jeffrey S.

    Economic literature has long shown that capital flows and their volatilities are important for the development, growth and economic stability of economies. Developing countries have been increasingly integrated into the world market exposing their capital inflows to global shocks in addition to domestic shocks driven by country specific characteristics. This paper aims to quantify the effects of the global and domestic factors on capital inflows using FDI as a proxy. Using panel data for 84 countries spanning 1970-2009, the model was estimated using fixed effects. There are four major findings from this study. First, the importance of global and country specific effects depends on the country ‘s stage of development. In particular, financial depth is the only important contributor to FDI in emerging countries. Second, the 2008 Financial crisis positively affected the inflows to developing countries showing a redistribution of assets by investors. Third, the insignificance of exchange rate risk for FDI may indicate the ability of investors to hedge against exchange rate risk.

  • Thumbnail for Residential real estate : leading market factors
    Residential real estate : leading market factors by Levy, Saul Moses

    This thesis examines multiple variables believed to have a relationship with residential housing price. The sales price of 6,464 homes sold from 18 Colorado Springs zip codes from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 serves as the dependent variable. By examining the multiple variables that are hypothesized to have a statistically significant impact on housing prices, this thesis attempts to answer the question, “What are the major factors that dictate the development of a residential neighborhood?”

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    Determinants of record breaks in swimming by Preston, Elizabeth Claire

    This study examines record breaks in swimming in order to determine the factors of athletic success. We use a regression analysis to observe the impact of several variables on the frequency of record breaks ranging from 1969-2009. The study specifically focuses on how innovations affect records when introduced to the competitive swimming world. Proving a strong relationship between technology and record breaks, analysis of the data shows the introduction of one average new technology results in .345 new broken records. It also finds the following factors to have a positive significance on the total number of record breaks: star athletes, a nation’s accessibility to sea, and cold nations.

  • Thumbnail for Financial self-sustainability in microfinance institutions : an analysis of industry development, institutional characteristics and mission drift
    Financial self-sustainability in microfinance institutions : an analysis of industry development, institutional characteristics and mission drift by Light, Jennie

    Microfinance is a rapidly growing branch of financial services which offers poor people, normally excluded from the formal banking sector, the opportunity to access loans, savings accounts, money transfer services, and other financial options. As the industry progresses, a debate about what microfinance institutions (MFIs) goals should be and how MFIs can best achieve these goals has developed. This paper first traces the historical progression of microfinance. Then, through a literature review it explains the social and economic goals of MFIs and the current debate about the commercialization of the industry. At this point, the idea of mission drift, where MFIs abandon their original goals in order to achieve financial self-sustainability is introduced. While some scholars argue that mission drift is occurring in MFIs, others argue that commercialization is actually enhancing microfinance institutions’ ability to reach their goals. Through an analysis of data from the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX), this paper compares financially self-sustainable microfinance institutions to non-financially self-sustainable microfinance institutions in order to determine whether these two types of institutions vary significantly and if there is any evidence to suggest mission drift is occurring. Finally, the paper concludes with suggestions for further research and ways in which the microfinance industry can change to be most successful in the future.

  • Thumbnail for Biodiversity conservation through REDD+ : modeling costs of alternative REDD+ scenarios in the tropical region
    Biodiversity conservation through REDD+ : modeling costs of alternative REDD+ scenarios in the tropical region by Dimantchev, Emil G.

    The United Nations negotiations on climate change have focused their attention on a set of policies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+). This paper explores the potential of REDD+ to reduce CO2 emissions and protect tropical biodiversity. The study uses ArcGIS to model forest areas under threat of deforestation in 59 tropical developing countries. A constrained linear optimization model, implemented with linear optimization software, is used to construct a Conservation Possibilities Frontier (CPF). The CPF shows the potential of REDD+ to achieve emission reductions and species conservation under limited budgets. I use linear optimization to construct marginal abatement cost curves under various policy scenarios and estimate the costs of generating biodiversity co-benefits from REDD+. An international mechanism mainly designed to reduce emissions at least cost will provide low conservation benefits. Incorporating provisions for biodiversity co-benefits in the REDD+ framework can protect a high number of rare and threatened forest species at a relatively low cost.

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    Asymmetric behavior in the stock market by Wildnauer-Haigney, Kyle

    The efficient market hypothesis fails to fully explain market behavior. Behavioral economics is a new field that contributes insights to stock market analysis. Throughout history there have been many panics and crashes, with the most recent one being the 2008 housing bubble. This thesis seeks to find evidence and explain, through behavioral economic theory, why investors panic and behave irrationally to bad news. It will utilize the asymmetric utility function along with other behavioral economic theory to find evidence through the market reaction to good quarterly earnings reports and bad quarterly earnings reports. This thesis hopes to show that good news and bad news of equal magnitude result in different reactions in the stock market, as measured through share price and trading volume.

  • Thumbnail for The globalization of the wine industry
    The globalization of the wine industry by Hustava, Neal K.

    Viticulture has had a rich and relatively stable history. However, in recent times, the wine industry has undergone many changes. The global wine industry no longer depends on the outmoded practices and wines of the Old World. New World wineries have grown immensely in recent years in both production and consumption. This thesis evaluates marketing strategies that have brought New World countries to their current state. It includes an investigation into market positioning, market segmentation, new packaging, and internet advertising techniques that have found their way into the wineries and brands of the New World.

  • Thumbnail for Operational determinants of CEO success
    Operational determinants of CEO success by Lowery, Ryan William

    Research pertaining to CEO performance recognizes that a CEO’s true quality and character are most conspicuous during tough times. Ever since the economic crisis of 2008 the economy has been sluggish at best. The condition of the economy at that time provides an optimal opportunity to conduct a performance evaluation of CEOs. They sit at the helm of corporations that dictate the productivity and prosperity of our country. Their performance has an indirect effect on the socioeconomic standing of everyone else in the economy. Therefore, it is important to identify the dynamics that enable the holder of such a powerful position to be successful. Using regression analysis of data collected via a quantitative analysis of CEOs’ letters to shareholders, this thesis examines determinants of CEO success.

  • Thumbnail for The effects of foreign aid on African economies
    The effects of foreign aid on African economies by Rasmussen, Alexander Scott

    A major global issue that our world faces is the dilemma of world poverty that millions of people around the world suffer with. Primarily the highest concentration of global poverty resides within the African continent. Many wealthier nations take it upon themselves to donate funds that attempt to combat this dilemma millions of people are faced with. The major issue with this outside funding is that the funds fail to achieve the goal of relieving the burden of poverty. This study will investigate the effectiveness of foreign aid and how changes in certain economic indicators affect African nations’ overall economies.

  • Thumbnail for Can land tenure changes mitigate food insecurity in Ethiopia?
    Can land tenure changes mitigate food insecurity in Ethiopia? by Seifu, Albab

    Recurring famines and droughts have weakened the Ethiopian agricultural sector since the 1970s. A number of theories addressing food security affirm that hunger and destitution in rural areas are caused by shortages in food supply. This thesis argues that the fragile food security status of Ethiopia is a result of inadequate land management systems. Land tenure policies play a key role in the livelihood stability of rural communities. This study hypothesizes that improvements in land tenure security can create resilient livelihood systems. The Agro-Ecological Zones model developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization serves as a theoretical framework for the research. A multidimensional regression model assesses the impact of the current land registration initiative being pursued by the Ethiopian government on the value of food crops.

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    Determining factors of theme park attendance by Domenech, Jose Maria

    The purpose of this study is to explore the factors that affect theme park attendance. Some of these factors are theme park specific, such as the type of attractions offered. Other factors are geographic and locational, such as the population of the city and the weather. Through the study of 86 theme parks around the world, this paper presents a model that estimates the changes in attendance caused by a variety of factors.

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    Topics in finance. Part VIII : mergers and acquisitions by Laux, Judy

    In this series, three key axioms—stockholder wealth maximization, the risk-return tradeoff, and agency conflicts—are applied to the major topics in financial management. The current article looks at mergers and acquisitions, reviewing the presumed motivations, the ethical challenges, and the literature dedicated to this financial activity.

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    Minutes of the faculty meeting [2010-2011 Block 7] April 18 by Lindeman, Ted

    Minutes for CC faculty meeting held on April 18, 2011, written and submitted by Secretary of the Faculty, Ted Lindeman.

  • Thumbnail for [2011-04-05] Staff Council minutes
    [2011-04-05] Staff Council minutes

    Minutes of the Colorado College Staff Council meeting held on April 5, 2011.

  • Thumbnail for Faculty Meeting Agenda, Block 1 2011-2012
    Faculty Meeting Agenda, Block 1 2011-2012 by Colorado College

    Agenda for CC faculty meeting, September 26, 2011, Gates Common Room.

  • Thumbnail for Jill Tiefenthaler, 13th President of Colorado College, Fall Conference remarks, August 29, 2011
    Jill Tiefenthaler, 13th President of Colorado College, Fall Conference remarks, August 29, 2011 by Colorado College Office of the President , Tiefenthaler, Jill

    Text of speech delivered to the Colorado College community, at the annual Fall Conference, by CC's 13th president, Jill Tiefenthaler, on August 29, 2011.

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  • Thumbnail for DiGiando, Jordan. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2011-2012
    DiGiando, Jordan. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2011-2012

    Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Jordan DiGiando.

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    2011-2012 Colorado College Tiger Hockey

    Media guide for the 2011-2012 Colorado College Tiger Hockey season.

  • Thumbnail for Thorimbert, Josh. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2011-2012
    Thorimbert, Josh. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2011-2012

    Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Josh Thorimbert.

  • Thumbnail for Winkler, Scott. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2011-2012
    Winkler, Scott. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2011-2012

    Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Scott Winkler.

  • Thumbnail for Rapuzzi, William. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2011-2012
    Rapuzzi, William. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2011-2012

    Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, William Rapuzzi.