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Browsing 372 results for facet Publication Year with value of 2012.
  • Thumbnail for Colorado College bulletin [2012 April]
    Colorado College bulletin [2012 April] by Colorado College

    A publication for alumni, parents, and friends of Colorado College. Published quarterly per calendar year.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado College Student Government Association : Executive Council minutes [2012-09-18]
    Colorado College Student Government Association : Executive Council minutes [2012-09-18] by Mamet, Elliott

    Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Executive Council meeting held on September 18, 2012. Members present include: President Nathan Lee, Student Concerns Vice President Charis Whitnah, Outreach Vice President Pat Knecht, Finance Vice President Stanley Sigalov, Constitutional Vice President Elliott Mamet, Associate Dean of Students Rochelle Mason, and Faculty Advisor Professor Peter Blasenheim.

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    Colorado College Student Government Association : Executive Council minutes [2012-10-23] by Walden, Jacob , Mia, Mohammad

    Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Executive Council meeting held on October 23, 2012. Members present include: President Nathan Lee, Student Concerns Vice President Charis Whitnah, Outreach Vice President Pat Knecht, Finance Vice President Stanley Sigalov, Constitutional Vice President Elliott Mamet, and Associate Dean of Students Rochelle Mason.

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    Colorado College Student Government Association : Executive Council minutes [2012-10-30] by Walden, Jacob , Mia, Mohammad

    Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Executive Council meeting held on October 30, 2012. Members present include: President Nathan Lee, Student Concerns Vice President Charis Whitnah, Finance Vice President Stanley Sigalov, Constitutional Vice President Elliott Mamet, and Faculty Advisor Professor Peter Blasenheim.

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    Colorado College Student Government Association : Full Council minutes [2012-10-18] by Mia, Mohammad

    Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Full Council meeting held on October 18, 2012.

  • Thumbnail for Leviathan [2011-2012 v. 39 no. 3 February]
    Leviathan [2011-2012 v. 39 no. 3 February]

    The Leviathan is CC's student magazine for poetry, prose, visual art and music.

  • Thumbnail for Relict tallgrass prairie of the Upper Black Squirrel Creek drainage, El Paso County, Colorado : change since the 1940's
    Relict tallgrass prairie of the Upper Black Squirrel Creek drainage, El Paso County, Colorado : change since the 1940's by Tsocanos, Sebastian A. E.

    In the mid 1940s remnant tallgrass prairie near Colorado Springs was recognized in vegetation studies on the plains. Tallgrass prairie is unusual in the arid Great Plains, and is of significant conservation value, particularly given the past and present pressures of urban expansion, intense grazing, and water development. Our study examined the question of whether this community type still exists in the region, if the extent of the community type has changed since then, and whether the species composition has changed. We found that while true tallgrass prairie vegetation is no longer dominant at many of the sites used in the original studies, patches of true tallgrass prairie still occur in the area. The extent of tallgrass prairie in the vicinity has clearly declined over the past 70 years. The vegetation of remaining patches is composed of very similar species to those originally documented. We found that the dominant vegetation is still characteristic of true tallgrass prairie. Among the important grasses were prairie dropseed, indian grass, little bluestem), and big bluestem. Important widespread forbs indicative of true tallgrass prairie included american licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota), stiff goldenrod (Oligoneuron rigidum), white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides), and purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea) among many others. We determined that overall precipitation and temperature in the locality has not changed dramatically since the 1940’s. The alluvial aquifer across much of the area is evidently little changed, but hydrology on a site-by-site basis is poorly understood. While the continued existence of some true tallgrass prairie communities here is reassuring, their diminished extent is cause for concern, especially given increasing pressure from urban expansion, livestock grazing, invasive species, and water development. The uncertain status of future temperature and precipitation, as well as the maintenance of critical surface and subsurface hydrologic regimes is also of concern.

  • Thumbnail for Examining the response of soil nutrients to mastication treatments in Colorado's Front Range ponderosa pine forests
  • Thumbnail for Carbon fluxes in the SiB3 model : evaluating the response of the terrestrial biosphere to significant drought
    Carbon fluxes in the SiB3 model : evaluating the response of the terrestrial biosphere to significant drought by Shiach, Ian Michael

    This study investigated the behavior of the terrestrial biosphere during times of significant drought, particularly in regard to carbon fluxes. The Simple Biosphere Model Version 3 (SiB3) was used to facilitate an investigation of ecosystem drought response. The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) was evaluated from 1983 to 2006 in order to produce historical drought maps, which were used to facilitate a subjective analysis of drought behavior and to identify geographic point locations in the SiB3 model for further temporal study. Standardized maps were produced for modeled physiological variables (gross primary productivity, respiration, net ecosystem exchange, and soil water stress factor) over time in order to determine general regional drought response patterns. Physiological response variable data for particular spatial locations was then analyzed over time during drought years for anecdotal comparison with observational study data. While the SPI, which standardizes precipitation, was predicted to be an indicator of ecosystem drought response, this did not appear to be the case. The droughts modeled in the SiB3 model, which included the droughts in the United States Southwest and Australia in 2002 and in Europe in 2003, were found to respond heterogeneously in terms of carbon fluxes to similar droughts. The U.S. Southwest and Australia appeared to respond to drought in a manner consistent with anecdotal evidence with regard to perturbations in gross primary productivity (GPP), ecosystem respiration, and net ecosystem exchange (NEE), while Europe appeared to respond in a manner dissimilar to published descriptions of that drought. The behavior of the soil water stress factor in Australia and Europe seemed to be incorrect as well. Precipitation input data, derived from a reanalysis dataset from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), the treatment by the SiB3 model of the soil water stress factor, and the possible heterogeneous vegetative response to seasonality between regions were identified as potential causes of these disparities.

  • Thumbnail for Being a woman is murder : the Scream series, why women are being killed, and why women are watching enthusiastically
    Being a woman is murder : the Scream series, why women are being killed, and why women are watching enthusiastically by Magninie, Mandolay Marie

    My thesis aims to look at gender roles in the Scream series and how they add or subtract from the misogyny that is usually associated with the horror genre. I mostly focus on women, but the roles of men are explored too.

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    Cla$$ by Beckman, Ariane

    A photograph and video created by Colorado College student Ariane Beckman as part of the course, FG206 Critical Media Studies, taught by Assistant Professor Heidi Lewis during Block 2, 2012.

  • Thumbnail for The monthly rag [2011-2012 Half Block]
    The monthly rag [2011-2012 Half Block] by Colorado College. Dept. of Feminist and Gender Studies

    The Monthly Rag, a publication of the Feminist and Gender Studies interns, is found affixed to toilet stall walls around the Colorado College campus.

  • Thumbnail for The monthly rag [2011-2012 Block 8]
    The monthly rag [2011-2012 Block 8] by Colorado College. Dept. of Feminist and Gender Studies

    The Monthly Rag, a publication of the Feminist and Gender Studies interns, is found affixed to toilet stall walls around the Colorado College campus.

  • Thumbnail for Finding one’s place in the complicated world of adventure : a cross-media analysis of the individual’s position in the Tintin comics Les 7 boules de cristal and Le temple du soleil and the videogame Shadow of the colossus
    Finding one’s place in the complicated world of adventure : a cross-media analysis of the individual’s position in the Tintin comics Les 7 boules de cristal and Le temple du soleil and the videogame Shadow of the colossus by Collette, Greg Edward

    Through a cross-media analysis of Les 7 Boules de Cristal and Le Temple du Soleil, a two-part story in the Belgian comic series Les Aventures de Tintin and the videogame Shadow of the Colossus, this thesis will argue that these works manipulate fundamental elements of their medium to intertwine introspection into the action-oriented tales. The works achieve this duality in positioning the individual in both a distant and close relationship to their diegesis. In expressing to the individual the fictional world, while simultaneously implicating him or her within it, these works place the individual in the role of spectator and participant. While the works constantly shift emphasis from one to the other, the individual is always both. The works do not champion one over the other; instead they reveal that both introspection and exploration are not antithetical but complementary. Without one, understanding of the other remains incomplete.

  • Thumbnail for Semi-bilingual children's literature : affirming or distorting Latina/o identities
  • Thumbnail for Water policy in Central Texas : the challenges associated with effective management in the Lone Star State
    Water policy in Central Texas : the challenges associated with effective management in the Lone Star State by Kelley, Katherine Rowe

    Water is more than a naturally occurring phenomenon; it is a commons resource that has become endowed with cultural meanings. While oil and energy are Texas’s banner industries, there is no resource with a greater significance for the state’s future than water. An understanding of the institutional framework and an awareness of how issues related to water policy is part of the puzzle of resource development and management. The challenges of water policy and management are best understood on a state-by-state basis. The current management system and statutes that govern water present many problems for future availability and use. The rule of capture is a dangerous force in Texas water management that is contributing to many of the resource allocation problems plaguing the state. The state struggles trying to reconcile political goals and scientific concerns with a complex management structure that is comprised of a blend of state agencies and localized districts. This has resulted in a policy battle between regulatory agencies, the courts, and individual landowners. Historically, the winners in this battle have been those who hold the most power.

  • Thumbnail for Cypriot nationalism, Communism, and the Cold War : an interwoven history
    Cypriot nationalism, Communism, and the Cold War : an interwoven history by Corwin, Katherine

    Cyprus is a unique country divided between the Greeks and the Turks. The Greeks had wanted Enosis (reunification) but the Turks would not allow Cyprus to become part of Greece. As a result Cyprus gained its independence in 1960 and Archbishop Makarios III became the first president of the independent nation. Cypriot nationalism and Communism shared an identity because of the Cypriot Communist party’s inclusive nature and strong political presence in Cyprus. Against the backdrop of The Cold War, Britain and the U.S. feared the interwoven nature of nationalism and Communism as a threat to western democracy and were anxious Cyprus would lead to a spread of Communism in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Cypriots themselves could not find a common ethnic identity because of the Greek and Turkish division, therefore the rise of the Communist Party created a shared entity not available through their ethnic ties.

  • Thumbnail for The Environmental Protection Agency’s review of the Pebble Mine : key considerations for a large-scale mining proposal in Bristol Bay, Alaska
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    Machiavelli's fortuna by Rilling, Madalyn Joy

    Niccolo Machiavelli is a political philosopher with a coherent and complex concern for human liberty, as presented through his works The Prince and the Discourses on Livy. Machiavelli’s two works must be synthesized, possible through the examination of the mechanism of fortune in both works. Fortune situates human politics and human history, opposed only by human virtue. This concern with virtue reveals Machiavelli’s concern for the efficacy of human action in politics, which he expands to a concern for human liberty and dignity. Fortuna situates human politics, but Machiavelli retains hope that her whims may be fought by the virtuous political man with an endpoint of stability.

  • Thumbnail for Lo problemático del sentimiento trágico de la vida en San Manuel Bueno, mártir
    Lo problemático del sentimiento trágico de la vida en San Manuel Bueno, mártir by Stuart, Madison Katherine

    This thesis studies Miguel de Unamuno’s Del sentimiento trágico de la vida within the context of his novel San Manuel Bueno, mártir. I aim to provide a synthesis of varying perspectives of San Manuel Bueno, mártir while suggesting that the protagonist don Manuel is both a social and a spiritual subject within his society. The complexity of his character implies the problematic nature of applying the philosophy of the tragic sense of life into the socio-political context of the novel. I also incorporate José Ortega y Gasset’s España invertebrada to explain the spiritual sloth of the society in the novel. This thesis is in Spanish.

  • Thumbnail for La muerte y el narcisismo: un estudio psicoanalítico de las obras de Jorge Luis Borges
  • Thumbnail for Welfare systems and their influence on public attitudes toward poverty
    Welfare systems and their influence on public attitudes toward poverty by Cruz, Alayna Marissa

    This paper discusses the relationship between the type of welfare system, selective or universal, practiced by a state and the public attitudes toward the poor. How public attitudes toward the poor are formed is important because beliefs about the causes and character of poverty influence what social aid measures people will support. By comparing the welfare systems and public opinions of the United States and France I tested the hypothesis that the type of welfare system has an effect on how the public frames their beliefs about poverty and homelessness. The United States, as a selective care system, fostered a view of the poor as a differentiated group that only deserved aid when absolutely in need of assistance. The individualist tradition of the United States was reflected in its welfare system and in turn the system perpetuated the belief that poverty is most often the fault of the individual and that recipients should work as not to become dependent on the state. France represented the universal care system and was found to propagate views of the poor that were based more on structural barriers. The universal care system was based on a more egalitarian tradition and tended to view social welfare as the right of all citizens. As expected, the universal system influenced the support of more inclusive social aid that promoted solidarity among all citizens. The selective care system reinforced negative beliefs that recipients were distinct from regular citizens and that poverty was due to individual characteristics.

  • Thumbnail for Consequential subjectivity : the role of choice in the realization of social solidarity
    Consequential subjectivity : the role of choice in the realization of social solidarity by Spiegel, Rebecca Simone

    The concept of choice is a disputed but nonetheless important feature of human life. In light of the radical expansion of choice in contemporary Western, consumer culture, it is now, more than ever, critical to examine how one’s decisions are informed both by their context and by their potential effects. I propose that if we aspire to move toward the great social solidarity that the classical social theorists call for, we must put into practice a new concept to orient ourselves within this space of choices: a morality in which each individual views his own consequential subjectivity as the part of himself that he has in common with all other humans across space and time. I show that theory that seeks to explain any social phenomenon must acknowledge causal agency and incorporate the moral agency of the individual, who has the capacity to make seemingly non-rational choices, based on what is deemed to be significant to him. Such an endeavor necessitates an investigation of the processes through which the external world comes to have specific meaning and value for each individual. By first using Bourdieu’s work to locate individual agency in the challenges of everyday life and then arranging a marriage between the idealistic moral social theory of Bauman and the more functional theory of social solidarity that Alexander provides, I craft my own theory about how to progress toward a functional social solidarity.

  • Thumbnail for The functions of religion and worship music for the Unitarian Universalist faith
    The functions of religion and worship music for the Unitarian Universalist faith by Santilli, Nicole

    Unitarian Universalism (UUism), which began in 1961, is a liberal religion built on covenant rather than creed; its members are not required to subscribe to one specific belief or deity. Despite the non-traditional foundation for this religion, music is still an essential part of worship for Unitarian Universalists. My study is seeking to uncover how Unitarian Universalist religion functions and what purposes its worship music serves. I used qualitative methodology to conduct my research at two UU churches in Colorado over a period of seven weeks. Using Durkheim’s definition of religion and his purposes of ritual, as well as more current research on the sociology of music and its role in worship, I have shown that this modern religion and its music function to ultimately provide an inclusive alternative to mainstream religion.

  • Thumbnail for "A self-discovery adventure" : the influence of American wilderness on Hmong refugee identity formation
    "A self-discovery adventure" : the influence of American wilderness on Hmong refugee identity formation by Hedlund, Rachel

    Although there is an emerging body of literature on ethnic groups and natural resource use in America, there is not much research regarding specific ethnic groups and their interactions with the American wilderness. This thesis explores the relationship between the American social constructions of wilderness and a specific refugee population in America—the Hmong people. Interviews were conducted with participants in the Twin Cities of Minnesota with conversations focusing on identity and wilderness interactions. These interviews revealed that the Hmong, a Southeast Asian people with a deeply rooted connection to nature interact with the wilderness in ways that differ from the American norm. Yet, through segmented assimilation, younger generations of Hmong have also acculturated to the American perception of wilderness as a place of self-discovery.