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  • Thumbnail for Whether you want to please your partner or please yourself, know the O!
    Whether you want to please your partner or please yourself, know the O! 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.

  • Thumbnail for You want 8th block to be sexellent?
    You want 8th block to be sexellent? 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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    Do you love orgasms 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.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado College Student Government Association : Full Council minutes [2013-02-19]
    Colorado College Student Government Association : Full Council minutes [2013-02-19] by Mia, Mohammad

    Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Full Council meeting held on February 19, 2013.

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    Colorado College Student Government Association : Executive Council minutes [2013-03-05] by Walden, Jacob , Mia, Mohammad

    Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Executive Council meeting held on March 5, 2013. 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.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado College Student Government Association : Full Council minutes [2013-02-28]
    Colorado College Student Government Association : Full Council minutes [2013-02-28] by Mia, Mohammad

    Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Full Council meeting held on February 28, 2013.

  • Thumbnail for Long-term bloom patterns of the diatom Thalassiosira nordenskioeldii Cleve in Narragansett Bay
    Long-term bloom patterns of the diatom Thalassiosira nordenskioeldii Cleve in Narragansett Bay by Davis, Margo

    Phytoplankton perform a crucial role in ecosystems, as they are responsible for about half of global oxygen production and serve as a major component of biogeochemical nutrient cycling. Long-term trends, bloom patterns, and environmental drivers of the marine diatom Thalassiosira nordenskioeldii were studied. T. nordenskioeldii is abundant in Narragansett Bay seasonally, representing up to 44% of winter diatoms some years, being most prevalent in water from -1 to 1 °C. Water temperature in Narragansett Bay during the T. nordenskioeldii bloom window has increased over 1°C since 1959, which may push winter water temperature past T. nordenskioeldii’s optimal in-situ habitat conditions. As climate change continues, increasing water temperatures may alter T. nordenskioeldii bloom patterns. The data analyzed came from a time-series of weekly observations in lower Narragansett Bay, spanning from 1959-2011. Long-term trends show elevated abundance in 1960s and 1970s, followed by declining abundance through 1980s and 1990s. Populations increased in 2000s, but not to the same magnitude seen early in the time-series. Embedded in the long-term pattern were 53-month cycles, with an apparent disappearance in recent years. Cardinal characters were assigned to bloom characteristics (initiation, peak, duration, etc.) and used for analysis. Perhaps most noteworthy was the high variation exhibited, with blooms initiating anywhere from early December to early April and maximum bloom magnitude ranging from 96 to 8137 cells/ml. Multivariate statistical analyses identified three bloom types: an early, moderate bloom; a later intense bloom; and a late bloom with low abundance. Intense blooms came in winters with reduced river flow (37.3 m3/sec) and cold surface water temperatures (3.8°C), compared to smaller blooms occurring in winters with increased river flow (42.4-49.6 m3/sec) and warmer water (4.2-4.6°C). Understanding trends and bloom parameters of T. nordenskioeldii will allow for appropriate analysis of climate effects and prediction of future impacts.

  • Thumbnail for The local aspects of marine resource management : a case study of two small-scale fisheries in Costa Rica
    The local aspects of marine resource management : a case study of two small-scale fisheries in Costa Rica by Gillett, Nicole Valerie

    The world’s fisheries provide humans with a significant source of protein and are the backbone of many coastal communities’ livelihoods. They are crucial for healthy marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Yet despite this they have been an ever worsening state for years. Marine resource management theories and techniques have attempted to address this crisis yet fish stocks continue to decline. One sector of the marine resource management, which is frequently underappreciated, are the small-scale fisheries which sustain millions of people worldwide and are negatively impacted by these decreasing trends. This study took place in two small-scale fishing communities along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Both study sites are near marine conservation sites; however the one effort is a locally initiated Responsible Fishing Area and one is a government run Marine National Park. The studies focused on the perceptions of local fishermen and community members on the state of marine resources, conservation, and their role in resource management. Overall, correlations were found between increased community involvement in local marine management areas and more positive perceptions and investment, in the success of the area. These results add to past studies and new management theories which call for an increase in local participation and inclusion in management and marine conservation efforts in order to harness the support of these communities and address the needs of those people who depend on marine resources.

  • Thumbnail for Mental health at Colorado College
    Mental health at Colorado College

    A video created by Colorado College students as part of the course, FG110 Introduction to Feminist and Gender Studies, taught by Assistant Professor Heidi Lewis during Block 5, 2013.

  • Thumbnail for Uncensored : for the flexible reader [2012-2013 Spring]
    Uncensored : for the flexible reader [2012-2013 Spring] by Friedman, Nina , Nelson, Rosie

    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 An examination of the American corrections system : analyzing the impact of programs and privatization on corrections spending and inmate rehabilitation
    An examination of the American corrections system : analyzing the impact of programs and privatization on corrections spending and inmate rehabilitation by Tams, Zachary Borden

    For decades the American corrections system has failed to provide adequate, much less successful rehabilitation to prison inmates. Paired with other factors contributing to crime, America has the unfortunate distinction of owning the world’s highest incarceration rate. Some prisons offer rehabilitation programs, many of which are very successful, but in an environment of fiscal austerity, they are often the first to be eliminated. Correctional industries are becoming more common in prisons due to their unique ability to be completely self-sufficient in requiring no government funding, as well as to provide meaningful rehabilitation that has a proven record of success. Private prisons have arisen as an alternative to relieve overcrowded public prisons. Some facilities are well managed and provide useful programs. Many private facilities, however, are purely profit-driven, and unless these facilities are held accountable to standards of financial transparency as well as meaningful rehabilitation, their numbers could grow malignantly and become nothing more than warehouses of captive labor for unscrupulous business ventures.

  • 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 On the threshold : the liminality of Asian Americaness in American cinema
    On the threshold : the liminality of Asian Americaness in American cinema by Kanemori, Taylor Marie

    An analysis of Asian roles in American cinema revealed a complex portrayal of Asian Americans liminality. Seventeen films derived from “Asian American Film 101” (2011) a list created by Michael Kang were used to conduct this research. The literature concluded there were limited spaces for Asians in Hollywood: women shown as hypersexual and men a meek and asexual. Using content analysis from these seventeen significant Asian American Oscar nominated films, the research showed the presentation of Asian Americaness in a state of transition. These films showed the Western perception of a liminal state between their Asianess and their Americaness.

  • Thumbnail for Characterizing microbial denitrification and biogeochemical processes within and surrounding a NITREX™ permeable reactive barrier in Waquoit Bay, MA
    Characterizing microbial denitrification and biogeochemical processes within and surrounding a NITREX™ permeable reactive barrier in Waquoit Bay, MA by Knauss, Collin Roberts

    Aquatic ecosystems around the globe face an increasing threat of eutrophication from algal blooms caused by excess nutrients. On Cape Cod, the major route for delivery of the limiting nutrient, nitrogen, to coastal ponds and estuaries is groundwater seepage. In 2005, researchers at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory installed and began monitoring a wood-chip based NITREX™ permeable reactive barrier (PRB) designed to remove nitrates via denitrification at the shore of Waquoit Bay, MA. In this experiment, I took groundwater samples from an array of multi-depth sampling wells within and surrounding the PRB. From each well I measured a suite of physico-chemical parameters and in a subset of samples I analyzed metagenomic DNA for the presence and abundance of the nirS nitrite reductase gene and examined the structure of the microbial community using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) of the 16S rRNA gene. The PRB effectively reduced the nitrates from a maximum concentration of 109 μM in the core of the nutrient plume to below 10 μM inside and down-gradient of the PRB; however, a portion of the nitrate plume persisted at 3 meter depths underneath the PRB. Hydrogen sulfides present inside the PRB suggest seawater intrusion stimulates sulfate-reducing bacteria that may compete with denitrifiers for resources. Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) from respiration increased from 780 μM in the up-gradient groundwater to a maximum of 1985 μM inside the PRB. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) increased from 8 μM in the inflowing up-gradient groundwater to a maximum of 130 μM in the PRB. High DOC concentrations extended down-gradient beyond the PRB. The presence and abundance of the nirS nitrite reductase gene, determined by PCR and qPCR, also increased inside and down-gradient of the PRB. DGGE results indicate the presence of distinct microbial communities among the sites. There was a high similarity between up-gradient PRB samples and control samples, with a different community emerging within the PRB, indicating that the PRB does have a measurable effect on microbial community composition.

  • 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.

  • Thumbnail for Teaching through music in the elementary classroom
    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 Excess and absence : an apophatic approach to Nikolai Gogol’s fiction
    Excess and absence : an apophatic approach to Nikolai Gogol’s fiction by Trippe, Marta

    This essay investigates Gogol’s fiction through the lens of apophaticism, a theology embraced by the hesychasts of the Eastern Orthodox Church that utilized the negation of language in order to come into divine unity with God. An apophatic approach not only gives Gogol’s readers a new perspective from which to analyze his fiction, but also explains the tragicomedy of Nikolai Gogol’s life as a whole.

  • 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 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 Continuity or decline : a bioarchaeological analysis of the quality of life at the Roman city of Sanisera during the Vandal occupation
    Continuity or decline : a bioarchaeological analysis of the quality of life at the Roman city of Sanisera during the Vandal occupation by Luttrell, Elizabeth Marie

    For centuries scholars have assumed that a ubiquitous deterioration in quality of life occurred throughout the former Western Roman Empire following its collapse in the 5th century AD. This presumption is largely the result of a lack of understanding of the common people and the so-called “barbarians.” My research addresses this gap in the literature through the bioarchaeological analysis of the impact of the Vandal occupation of the Roman city of Sanisera on the island of Menorca, Spain during the 5th-6th centuries AD. The frequencies of osteological indicators of pathological conditions are calculated and compared to frequencies at other sites throughout the Empire dated to before, during, and after the barbarian invasions and collapse of the Western Roman Empire. This data is used to determine relative quality of life and the level of continuity in health between Roman and Vandal rule. The indicators analyzed are dental caries, dental calculus, abscesses, antemortem tooth loss (AMTL), periodontal disease, dental enamel hypoplasias (DEH), traumas including fractures and dislocations, periostitis, osteomyelitis, degenerative joint disease, osteophytosis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. The results indicate a high rate of disease at Sanisera, likely as a result of the plague that swept the region during this period. The diet was relatively balanced and nutritious, and the level of mechanical stress was normal for a rural, non-mechanized society. Overall, these results indicate that the average level of health at Sanisera was relatively good for a rural, non-mechanized society from antiquity. The level of health seen at Sanisera is consistent with other sites prior to the collapse of the Empire, implying that the Vandal occupation of the island did not result in a decline in the quality of life of its inhabitants.

  • Thumbnail for Eating for safety, not survival : lessons from schema theory for eating disorder treatment
    Eating for safety, not survival : lessons from schema theory for eating disorder treatment by Harburg, Rebecca Eve

    Using the framework of schema theory from cognitive anthropology as implemented by Roy G. D’Andrade (1995) and Claudia Strauss and Naomi Quinn (1997), the current study analyzes the language use of participants in an eating disorder support group meeting, of three interviewees who have a history of at least one eating disorder, and of three interviewees who have played a role in eating disorder treatment: a licensed professional counselor who works as a research associate for a biomedical organization, a registered dietician who works in private practice at an organization with a multidimensional approach to food and body issues, and a recent graduate of a master’s in acupuncture and Oriental medicine program who intends to specialize in the treatment of eating disorders. The study took place in and around Portland, OR. It culminated in four schemas related to eating from the viewpoint of individuals with eating disorders, which pointed to an underlying metaphor linking eating and being. The practitioners’ language use reflected acknowledgment of these schemas and of the metaphor driving them at varying degrees. Therefore this study concludes that eating disorder treatment necessitates a complementary approach involving biomedicine primarily in extreme cases, the holistic thinking of Oriental medicine, the philosophy of intuitive eating, and support from loved ones—at the table and elsewhere.

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    Universities, industries and your wallet : university impacts on earnings per worker by Berglund, Hanna

    Research university impacts are difficult to measure, but vital to understanding the economic development surrounding these universities. This study examines whether research universities in the United States contribute significantly to regional economic development and whether agglomeration economies explain earnings per worker based on university presence or not. Drawing on county-by-county data for the first time, more precisely highlights more specifically the differences between regions with universities and regions without. The effects of university presence, federal, state and institutional research and development expenditures, and industry presence on earnings per worker are tested using multivariate regression analysis. The study finds that university presence alone impacts the presence of industries related to science and technology. University impact measurements are becoming more important as universities compete for government funding.

  • Thumbnail for The economics of linguistic diversity throughout the EU
    The economics of linguistic diversity throughout the EU by Cooley, Michael

    Economists Chen, Santaereu-Vasut, and Amir Shoham all have published works showing the statistical significance of a linguistic relativity variable. The impact of these variables ranges from micro-decisions to macro-predictions. The goal of this paper is to look at the ability of the economics of linguistic relativity to predict linguist diversity across the European Union.

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    Product placement in the film industry by Thomsen, William

    Since the earliest days of motion picture, product placement has been a part of the film industry. Product placement, or brand integration, is the inclusion of specific brands into a creative work. In recent years, product placement has been utilized in more and more feature films. Brand integration has the potential to help both the consumer products industry as well as the film industry. However, there is a high level of risk associated with the utilization of product placement. Through interviews with professionals in the film industry, I attempt to uncover details that make a product placement deal successful. The results of this research lead to certain strategies that can mitigate the risk associated with brand integration. Exclusive and transparent contracts will help make the product placement industry more efficient.