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1. Effects of the Soil Microbial Community on Seedling Performance in Native Prairie Plants Effects of the Soil Microbial Community on Seedling Performance in Native Prairie Plants Growth and Seedling Performance by Soil Types The extent to which native prairie plant species depend on the soil microbial community for their growth and survival is not well understood. We conducted two greenhouse experiments in which we compared...

2. Reversing Roles: Examining the Paradox of Peace through Violence in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner Reversing Roles: Examining the Paradox of Peace through Violence in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner Kite Runner; Violence; Peace; Catharsis; Hegel A New York Times bestseller, Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner offers readers a compelling portrait of modern-day Afghanistan, both in its time of peace and in its present violent state. The physical...

3. Resisting the Official, Re-empowering the Vernacular: Cultural Amnesia and Conflicting Landscapes in Resisting the Official, Re-empowering the Vernacular: Cultural Amnesia and Conflicting Landscapes in the Works of Mahasweta Devi and Winona LaDuke Postcolonial Ecocriticism; Indigenous People; Social Justice; Environmental Justice; Cultural Amnesia; Vernacular Landscape; Last Standing Woman; Imaginary Maps; White Earth; Activism; Resistance By showing how globalization and neocolonialism are damaging not only indigenous people, but the environment as well, the literature and activist writings of Mahasweta Devi and Winona LaDuke bring social...

4. A Concordia Carbon Inventory A Concordia Carbon Inventory Carbon footprint; Emissions; Sustainability Concordia College is one of many institutions across the world that is emitting vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the air due to daily activities like heating buildings and using electricity. This problem,...

5. Cognitive advantages of bilingualism: the impact of language writing systems on visual-spatial working Cognitive advantages of bilingualism: the impact of language writing systems on visual-spatial working memory Psychology; Cognitive science; Bilingualism; Language; Character; Alphabet Considerable research has shown an association between bilingualism and enhanced executive abilities. These advantages may also extend to the working memory system, a structure that relies on executive...

6. Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism: The Impact of Language Writing Systems on Visual-Spatial Working Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism: The Impact of Language Writing Systems on Visual-Spatial Working Memory Psychology; Cognitive Science; Bilingualism; Language; Character; Alphabet Considerable research has shown an association between bilingualism and enhanced executive abilities. These advantages may also extend to the working memory system, a structure that relies on executive...

7. Misplaced Fear Through Merleau-Ponty Misplaced Fear Through Merleau-Ponty Merleau-Ponty; Panic Disorder; Fear; Feminine Embodiment Demographically speaking, females make up a majority of panic disorder sufferers. The content of this paper works to not only unpack the experience of what I call ‘misplaced fear’, but also why women...

8. Contextualizing the Sonorous Silence of a New Frontier: Internet Technology, Globalization and Female Contextualizing the Sonorous Silence of a New Frontier: Internet Technology, Globalization and Female Revolutionaries in Iran Technology; Globalization; Revolution; Women’s Movements in Iran Developments in Internet technology over the last decade have revolutionized the ways in which citizens engage in political activity around the world. The communication potential provided by various Internet...

9. The Shavian Woman: Equal, Better or Wildly Bewildering? Boss Epifania Dominates Shaw and his Philosophy The Shavian Woman: Equal, Better or Wildly Bewildering? Boss Epifania Dominates Shaw and his Philosophy G.B. Shaw; Feminism; the New Woman Explaining, “the law is equal before all of us; but we are not all equal before the law” (175), George Bernard Shaw draws up an image of humanity divided into two vastly unequal groups: (1) born bosses—“a...

10. Ecology and Phenology of Flowering Rush in the Detroit Lakes Chain, Minnesota Ecology and Phenology of Flowering Rush in the Detroit Lakes Chain, Minnesota Butomus Umbellatus; Schoenoplectus Acutus; Invasive Macrophyte; Phenology; Carbohydrate Analysis Flowering rush, Butomus umbellatus, has been an increasing problem in the Detroit Lakes chain of lakes for more than 45 years. Flowering rush dominates ecosystems by crowding out native species including...

11. Process Theology as a Framework for an Interfaith Response to the Ecological Crisis Process Theology as a Framework for an Interfaith Response to the Ecological Crisis Process Theology; Interfaith Dialogue; Environmental Ethics In a twenty-first century world characterized by globalization in nearly every facet of life, two issues of deep theological importance have recently emerged: increased environmental degradation and the...

12. The Erotic Law: Language of Desire in Psalm 119 The Erotic Law: Language of Desire in Psalm 119 Psalm 119; Hebrew; Desire; Language analysis Ironically, Psalm 119, a 176 verse alphabetic acrostic often referred to as the ‘Great Psalm’ by ancient authors, is regularly neglected and considered an inferior psalm by most modern researchers....

13. The Convergence of Adaptation and Allegory: The Ramayana and the Kashmir Conflict in Salman Rushdie's The Convergence of Adaptation and Allegory: The Ramayana and the Kashmir Conflict in Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown Adaptation Theory; The Ramayana; Shalimar the Clown; Salman Rushdie; Kashmir Conflict; Geopolitical Allegory; Resistance; India Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown has widely been described as a geopolitical allegory, yet scholars have failed to recognize Rushdie’s convergence of this allegory with an adaptation of the Ramayana....

14. Broken Up but Not Broken: Satisfaction, Adjustment, and Communication in Post-Dissolutional Relationships Broken Up but Not Broken: Satisfaction, Adjustment, and Communication in Post-Dissolutional Relationships Interpersonal communication; Breakups; Post-dissolutional relationships; Satisfaction; Adjustment; Communication; Friendship The aim of this study was to examine adjustment, satisfaction, and the frequency of communication that occurs between ex-partners in post-dissolutional relationships. Participants (N = 239) were surveyed...

15. A Blossoming Flower Stunted: The Enigma of the Modern Girl in Japan, Both Past and Present A Blossoming Flower Stunted: The Enigma of the Modern Girl in Japan, Both Past and Present Popular Culture; Japan; Women’s Studies; Art History The Japanese modern girl was one who challenged traditional values women were expected to maintain in early twentieth century Japan. Like the American “flapper,” she discarded typical dress and attitudes...

16. A Phenomenology of Twinship A Phenomenology of Twinship Merleau-Ponty; Twins; Phenomenology; Relations The relationship between my twin sister and me is one that I have never been able to explain nor describe. Using the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, however, it becomes possible to understand not...

17. Paleontologist Experience at Hell Creek Formation in Eastern Montana Paleontologist Experience at Hell Creek Formation in Eastern Montana Paleontology; Observational Field Research This is a learning study on the topics of geology and paleontology in Late Cretaceous Hell Creek formation. This is an area were many Cretaceous dinosaur species and ancient fauna have been preserved from...

18. Recovering Vision: C.S. Lewis and Augustine on Pride and Humility Recovering Vision: C.S. Lewis and Augustine on Pride and Humility C.S. Lewis; St. Augustine of Hippo; Pride; Humility; Narnia This paper analyzes the central theme of pride and humility in each of C.S. Lewis’s seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia, which is a key emphasis that has been neglected by scholars. Comparing Lewis’s...

19. Pattern Avoidance in Ternary Trees Pattern Avoidance in Ternary Trees Mathematics; Combinatorics; Graph theory; Trees This paper considers the enumeration of ternary trees (i.e. rooted trees in which each vertex has 0 or 3 children) avoiding a contiguous ternary tree pattern. We begin by finding the recurrence relations...

20. Observation of Conflict Interactions in Friendships and Romantic Relationships Observation of Conflict Interactions in Friendships and Romantic Relationships Conflict; Relational Health; Naïve Coding This study attempted to look at the ways in which friendships and romantic relationships differ, and are similar, in the ways in which they experience conflict. The study looked at undergraduate individuals...
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