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  • Thumbnail for Don't settle
    Don't settle by Johnson, Savannah A.

    This poster was created for the event "I <3 (Female) Orgasm", held on April 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., in the Cornerstone Theater on the Colorado College Campus. The event included a presentation by guest speakers Marshall Miller and Kate Weinberg.

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    Harlem Shake on Frontier Flight 157

    The Colorado College Ultimate Frisbee Team performs the Harlem Shake while on board Frontier Airlines flight 157, on February 15, 2013.

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    The monthly rag [2012-2013 Block 5] 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.

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    aFeminist [2012-2013 v. 1 no. 1 April] by Charles, Swetha , O'Connor-Bethune, Maeve

    A magazine created by Colorado College students as part of the course, FG200 Introduction to Feminist Thought, taught by Assistant Professor Heidi Lewis during Block 7, 2013.

  • Thumbnail for Cumulative control : an analysis of cumulative abuse and control tactics in the gendering of intimate partner violence victimization and perpetration
    Cumulative control : an analysis of cumulative abuse and control tactics in the gendering of intimate partner violence victimization and perpetration by Michaels, Elizabeth Katahdin

    This study utilizes shelter intake survey data from TESSA, a domestic violence resource agency in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to analyze the relationships between victim demographics and experiences with various forms of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). This study also addresses Michael Johnson’s Intimate Terrorism and Situational Couple Violence typologies and analyses the relationship between gender and control among IPV victims and perpetrators. Finally, this thesis considers the question of cumulative abuse as an indicator of abuse severity. Findings suggest that when the role of controlling behavior is considered, both gender-symmetrical and gender-asymmetrical forms of abuse can be identified in one sample. Specifically, highly controlling behaviors are more often perpetrated by males against female victims, but more event-specific and less controlling behaviors are perpetrated and experienced by males and females at roughly the same rates. Finally, findings suggest that cumulative abuse may be a proxy for control in predicting abuse severity.

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    A quantitative study of wealthy youth subcultures : relationships and identity by Suzukamo, Alison

    Using the subcultural framework from the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) and Marxist definitions of class this study seeks to better understand upper class youth subcultures. It argues that through identity tied to the parent culture upper class youth form subcultures of symbolic resistance around relationships both romantic and familial. This study uses quantitative analysis of a survey taken at Colorado College. Gender was statistically significant when determining respondents feelings and actions around relationships. Young women were attempting to resist the dominant discourse while young men were complicit, proving gender as a currently relevant subculture. Overall, class was not statistically significant. The analysis draws on Muggleton’s (2000) theory of neo-tribalism and hypothesis that class is no longer relevant to post modern youth. In the end, participating in youth subcultures gives the youth a sense of resistance, however, is a futile effort as subcultures are re-commodified by their dominant culture and rendered harmless without any real change to the structures of power.

  • Thumbnail for The hidden challenges of "class" : social class and race at Colorado College
    The hidden challenges of "class" : social class and race at Colorado College by Callahan, Kathleen

    This study examines the effects of social class, race, and cultural capital on academic experience and social belonging at Colorado College. Survey data from a sample of Colorado College students about academic and social engagement at CC is analyzed in an attempt to explore how students are impacted by their social class, race, and cultural capital. Specifically, this study analyzes classroom engagement, intellectual confidence, and social belonging at Colorado College, focusing primarily on how social class and race/ethnicity intersect in ways to affect educational and social outcomes. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which “doubly disadvantaged” students, those who are first generation college students and students of color experience unique challenges at a predominantly white institution. The analysis suggests that first generation students of color face more challenges in the classroom and feel less connected to the student body than their peers. The study’s findings suggest that more attention and support need to be given to the “doubly disadvantaged” to help increase their academic and social engagement at CC. Additionally, this study advocates more research be done on the inequalities that working class minority students face within the education system.

  • Thumbnail for Runaway metabolism in crickets : analysis of anomalous CO2 release after heat-induced death
    Runaway metabolism in crickets : analysis of anomalous CO2 release after heat-induced death by Meigher, Stephen Gregory

    Ten to fifteen minutes following death, a large release of CO2 is produced in many species when killed by high temperature. Studied in mosquitoes, hissing cockroaches, grasshoppers, and desert harvester ants, this post-mortal peak (PMP) appears to be temperature-dependent and, to our knowledge, does not occur in insects killed by means other than high temperature. Four effects were applied to common house crickets (Acheta domestica) to analyze the origin and properties of the PMP. First, it was shown that the PMP does not occur without oxygen. Second, post-mortal CO2 release was studied as a function of temperature-exposure following death and it was established that the phenomenon is dependent on extreme temperatures and runs to completion when exposed to temperatures above 60°C. Third, basic and buffered solutions were employed to assess the possible involvement of dissolved HCO3- (bicarbonate), the dissolved form of CO2, in production of the peak. Hemolymph factors like bicarbonate did not appear to have an effect on the PMP. Finally, exposure to hydrogen cyanide inhibited the PMP, demonstrating the involvement of mitochondria and cytochrome c oxidase in particular. Together, these results rule out any effect of hemolymph or possible CO2 stores in the body of an insect on the PMP. The PMP occurs as an aerobic mitochondrial reaction that requires high initiation temperatures. We believe that this underlying cause may be mitochondrial breakdown at high-temperatures. More specifically, fluidity of the mitochondrial membranes likely increases with high heat, disabling the established proton gradient and ATP production. The resultant accumulation of electron carriers allows for cyclic, but futile operation of the citric acid cycle and electron transport chain with remaining pyruvate stores.

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    The GASP phenotype in Acinetobacter baylyi by Krych, Leland William

    Competence for natural transformation is the physiological ability of bacteria to take up extracellular DNA. This ability is wielded by over 40 species of bacteria. We hypothesize that competence for natural transformation might be required for the GASP phenotype: a phenomenon by which cells grown to long term stationary phase can out-compete young cells co-incubated with them in stationary phase. In this experiment, we show for the first time that the soil bacteria Acinetobacter baylyi exhibits the GASP phenotype, and that knock out mutants of the gene comP which codes for a prepilin-like protein showed significantly reduced fitness levels during a GASP test when competed against young wild type cells. Knock out mutants of the gene comQ, which codes for a transmembrane protein, showed reduced fitness levels when competed against a young wild type strain in stationary phase but this difference was not significant. Defective GASP responses suggest that natural competence is important for cells to “age” (evolve) normally during long-term stationary phase.

  • Thumbnail for A narratological insight on the journey to an integrated self :  individuation and collective merging in Homer’s Odyssey and James Joyce’s Ulysses
  • Thumbnail for Reading workshop : inspiring readers and not just students who read
    Reading workshop : inspiring readers and not just students who read by Lopez, Loren Micele

    This paper explores the components of Reading Workshop and argues that this curriculum, when coupled with specific classroom practices, has the potential to strengthen students' literacy skills and cultivate a love of reading.

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    Teaching through music in the elementary classroom by Spendlove, Mickelle

    Study of the effect of teaching social studies, math, and language arts subjects through music. Study used three 4th grade classes.

  • Thumbnail for Judith Leyster : a master worth remembering
    Judith Leyster : a master worth remembering by Dick-Valdez, Mariell Louise , Dick, Mariell Louise

    This thesis explores Northern Renaissance painter Judith Leyster as an influential female artist of the seventeenth century. Her contributions to the art world as a citizen of the Dutch Republic are unprecedented and commendable. Two of her most prized works are The Proposition and her Self-Portrait. Both of these works are explored in this thesis to better understand Judith’s role as both a market artist and female artist in a male dominant world. The Proposition, a painting embedded with symbolism and mystery, touches upon gender roles, domesticity, and prostitution. Meanwhile, Judith’s Self-Portrait is understood to be Judith’ personal manifesto. Both paintings shed light on Judith’s character and skill. A true “Leading Star,” Judith not only became a master artist during her lifetime, but she also achieved incredible success despite her gender. Judith remains a mystery to many art historians due to her enigmatic past, but through viewing and analyzing her artwork, she is being rediscovered and reinterpreted. My hope is that Judith continues to interest art historians for years to come. She is undoubtedly a master worth remembering.

  • Thumbnail for Speaking with space : fusions of east and west in Isamu Noguchi's UNESCO garden
    Speaking with space : fusions of east and west in Isamu Noguchi's UNESCO garden by Cabot, Heather

    In 1958, the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) brought to completion his first large-scale garden project: the Garden of Peace, both Japanese and modernist in style, for the new UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. The commission, begun in 1955 and originally intended for his design of the new facilities’ outdoor patio space, was extended by Noguchi to include a Japanese-style garden adjacent to, but lower than, the original site. With Isamu Noguchi’s formal Western training and interest in Japanese culture, the final product is an unusual hybrid; its materials, forms, composition, and spirit are a synthesis of both Eastern and Western aesthetic values. His writings and documented interviews are plentiful and offer us a unique glimpse into the artist’s own meditations and conclusions. This thesis will draw on Isamu Noguchi’s own writings in an attempt to resolve what may appear to be mixed messages in the form of the work. The motivations of the planning group at UNESCO, the commissioning institution for Noguchi’s Paris garden, will also be considered.

  • Thumbnail for The exploitation of Pushkin’s image in the making of Russian identity
    The exploitation of Pushkin’s image in the making of Russian identity by Khazova, Tatyana

    Alexander Pushkin is considered the father of Russian literature. Works such as Boris Godunov and Evgenii Onegin help reveal his perception of what it is to be Russian, and Pushkin's relationship with Alexander I and Nikolai I demonstrate his way of attempting to reconcile the disconnect between the people and the tsar. It is important to understand that Pushkin as a writer is different from the myth that people have associated him with. Misunderstanding who Pushkin is has made it easy for leaders such as Stalin to manipulate the idea of Pushkin in order to control and upkeep morale of the people. The following is an attempt at understanding who Pushkin was and what his beliefs were, and in doing so comprehending why it is so easy for people to elevate and equate this particular individual's life with a martyr, whose image came to represent Russian national identity.

  • Thumbnail for The flow of cultural tides : the Korean Wave in Japan
    The flow of cultural tides : the Korean Wave in Japan by Senn, Kathleen M.

    This thesis explores the Korean Wave, or the popularity of South Korean pop-cultural artifacts, on contemporary Japanese society. Emerging in the last decade, the Korean Wave may hold potential for the relationship between Japan's Zainichi Korean population and ethnically Japanese people to change.

  • Thumbnail for Risky business : a case study of Hyundai Motor Company's success in the U.S. market
    Risky business : a case study of Hyundai Motor Company's success in the U.S. market by Graf, Brian Kenneth

    Since its entrance into the American market, Hyundai Motor Company has transformed itself from an auto producer that was known for its poor quality and low price to one with a substantial market share, and stealing customers away from many industry veterans, as well as pushing into the luxury segment of the auto market. But how was this late-moving car maker able to gain an advantage in this extremely competitive market? This thesis attempts to answer this question through the method of archival research that results in a detailed history of the company as well as a case study that examines which factors were crucial to Hyundai Motor Company's success. This case study found that there were four key areas of the company’s business that assisted it in achieving the accomplishments that it did: a unique culture, a flexible production strategy, a constantly evolving positioning strategy, and an extremely perceptive marketing team.

  • Thumbnail for  Applying difference-in-differences to measure the effect of Medicare preventive medicine policy
    Applying difference-in-differences to measure the effect of Medicare preventive medicine policy by Brody, Patrick

    In this study I examine the effectiveness of the Medicare Modernization Act’s inclusion of preventive cholesterol screenings with no copay or deductible to Medicare Part B beneficiaries. The screenings were included in the MMA to increase usage of cholesterol screenings among Medicare beneficiaries. Using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, I employ a difference-in-differences model to isolate the change in screening rate among Medicare beneficiaries. Using individuals not covered by Medicare as a baseline, I find that in three age restricted samples the rate of screening among Medicare beneficiaries either decrease or keep a constant screening rate, relative to the control group. Overall, the MMA’s cholesterol screening policies are not effective in increasing the rate of cholesterol screenings utilized.

  • Thumbnail for Reflection in an organizational context : the next step in understanding identity
    Reflection in an organizational context : the next step in understanding identity by Van Wagoner, Hunter Phoenix

    Through a grounded theory approach this thesis reports on a study investigating reflection within the organizational context of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the impact reflection has upon individual identity. A snowball sample of persons with a background in the LDS Church (n = 8) wrote and submitted journal entries upon stories from the book Echoes of Mind: Thinking Deeply About Humanship to be analyzed following grounded theory methodology. As a result of the analysis the author proposes the grounded theory of conflict engagement holding that individuals engage, through reflection, the conflicting experiences inherent to their organizational context. Through this process individuals arrive at a better understanding of their identity.

  • Thumbnail for Economic structure of the polish economy : dynamic externalities and spatial effects revisited
    Economic structure of the polish economy : dynamic externalities and spatial effects revisited by Tebin, Joanna

    The objective of this paper is to test how the local economic structure (local sectoral specialization and diversity, competition, average firms size and total employment density) affects the 2004-2006 local employment growth in 379 administrative regions of Poland. In particular, we estimate a reduced form equation as in Combes (2000) for four different sectors of economy (agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, industry and construction, market services, non-market services). We find evidence for both MAR and Jacobs externalities in the services sectors. Industrial sectors tend to be influenced only by MAR externalities. Furthermore, we examine and find the issue of spatial correlation in our data. Hence, spatially lagged and error models are used with no major change in the overall effects. Moreover, we learn that even for very short periods of time, dynamic externalities tend to be helpful in terms of explaining changes in local employment growth. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study of this kind to analyze both industrial and services sector of Eastern European economy.

  • Thumbnail for Market efficiency and expected profit: the case of the National Football League point spread market
    Market efficiency and expected profit: the case of the National Football League point spread market by Wolfel, Hunter Alexander

    Sport betting markets, much like financial markets, contain mixed beliefs on whether or not they are efficient. The purpose of this thesis is to test market efficiency in the National Football League point spread market. In addition, this study explores the theoretical implications of a sports wager on a bettor’s expected profit. The relationship between the efficient market winning percentage and the break-even winning percentage is constant with any given probability of a push. Data from the 2008-2009 through the 2012-2013 NFL regular seasons show that market inefficiencies exist; and as a result, promote long-term strategies where a profit is expected.

  • Thumbnail for “Book ’em Danno!” Environmental liability disclosure in a post Sarbanes-Oxley environment
    “Book ’em Danno!” Environmental liability disclosure in a post Sarbanes-Oxley environment by Spears, Sarah R.

    Despite increasing legal and social pressure to reduce environmental impact, many corporations continue environmentally damaging industrial practices. This study seeks to understand the impact of accounting policies articulated in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) by studying changes in the PERI Toxic 100 Air Polluters index, pre and post SOX. Results suggest that full recognition of environmental liabilities in corporate financial statements has not increased since 2002, but important differences between companies showing improved environmental impact and those who have yet to implement changes are elucidated.

  • Thumbnail for Sex, drugs, and rock n' roll : an analysis of the impacts of celebrity scandals on brand value
    Sex, drugs, and rock n' roll : an analysis of the impacts of celebrity scandals on brand value by Marciano, Joseph John

    The use of celebrities to market brands is nothing new. In fact, companies have been using celebrities to advertise their brands since the 1600s. Although celebrity endorsements are ever increasing, is it still a viable marketing strategy for companies? This study attempts to examine the impacts a celebrity scandal can have on the change in brand value using regression analysis. This study includes professional athletes, movie stars, and musicians and their various endorsed brands in the sample. The findings of this study show that a celebrity scandal actually does not have an impact on the change in brand value. In fact, scandal was the least significant variable in the regression analysis. What this study did find was that celebrity net worth actually has a large and significant impact on the change in brand value.

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    Concert Band [2013-05-02] by Colorado College. Dept. of Music.

    Program created for performance by The Colorado College Concert Band, Jeremy Van Hoy, Director, with Usaama Alnaji (CC '14), piano soloist; guest speaker, Assistant Professor Ryan Bañagale, Ph.d; and the Fountain Creek Brass Band directed by Debbie Baker.

  • Thumbnail for [2013-04-26] Colorado College Choir
    [2013-04-26] Colorado College Choir by Colorado College. Dept. of Music

    The Colorado College Choir with Orchestra conducted by Deborah Jenkins Teske. Grand Mass in C minor by W.A. Mozart. Performers include students, faculty, staff and local community members.