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1 Jarvis, Amanda N.Leftists as political opposition in IranIt's still commonly believed that a theocratic dictatorship was the inevitable conclusion of the 1979 Iranian Revolution due to decades of authoritarian secularization and westernization alienating the population. Scholarship reflecting the ad hoc nature of the Revolution and diversity of participan...Right and left (Political science) -- Iran; Opposition (Political science) -- Iran; Iran -- Politics and government -- 1925-1979
2 Falde, SamanthaKalashnikov enculturation: The Soviet contribution to small arms proliferation and the disintegration of the non-state thresholdThe purpose of this paper is to closely examine the legacy of the policies and actions taken by the Soviet Union during the Cold War in order to determine its contributions to current levels of small arms and light weapons (SALW) proliferation around the globe. This examination confirms as reality t...Arms transfers Arms transfers -- Political aspects Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1991 Small arms proliferation Kalashnikov culture
3 Loveland, JessicaLearning styles of teachers and students in a second language classroomsThe general research questions for this research study are concerned with learning styles and whether differences in student and teacher learning styles negatively impact students' perceived grades in second and foreign language classrooms. Participants were asked to take a 30-minute online question...Learning - Evaluation - Case Studies; Learning styles - Students; Learning styles - Teachers
4 Jensen, RossCartesian Phenomenal conservatism: a satisfactory response to radical skepticismIn this paper, I defend an epistemological thesis known as phenomenal conservatism. As introduced by Michael Huemer, phenomenal conservatism states: if it seems to S that p [where the variables S and P represent any subject and any proposition, respectively], then, in the absence of defeaters, S th...Phenomenal conservatism; Meditations on First Philosophy
5 Prestgard-Duke, RobertThe significance of Chinese nuclear arms to American efforts toward the 1968 treaty of nonproliferationIn the midst of the heightened climate of fear and militarism of the Cold War, an event shocked America and the rest of the world-the Chinese successfully created and exploded a nuclear bomb based on highly enriched uranium on October 16, 1964, at their Lop Nurtest site in Inner Mongolia. The unvei...Nuclear nonproliferation
6 Webb, AndrewLegal instability and societal breakdown in La mort le roi ArturThe death of King Arthur and the twilight of his empire are attributed by many scholars to the adulterous love affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot. Indeed their adulterous relationship seems to set off a chain of events that leads to the inglorious demise of almost all of the Knights of the ...Legend of King Arthur; Arthurian law1991
7 Parker, BradenThe internet's informal influence on newspaper writing and presentationFor over two hundred years, newspapers served as America's primary text based news medium. That began to change in the 1990's with the advent of the internet. Today, newspapers compete with an expanding array of internet based news sources. This competition has caused some newspapers to fail and oth...Newspapers - United States; Writing - Technique; Writing - Technological innovations2012-01
8 Gallegos, MorganHerThis creative exploration is a study of how a girl comes to identify herself in an increasingly judgmental and harsh world. Her is a collection of short stories that are linked together through one character. The stories are intentionally fragmented to display the fragmentary nature of identity. Eac...American fiction - 21st century2012-05
9 Cash, M. GabrielaThe psychopath: legally, but not morally, responsiblePsychopaths present a peculiar problem for philosophers of legal and moral responsibility. They acknowledge the rules and conventions of society but are impervious to the moral foundations of these rules and conventions. This phenomenon may be attributed to the psychopaths' lack of empathy that lead...Psychopaths - Ethics2012-05
10 Oliva, Brenden ClarkSecond hand storiesThis collection of short stories examines human behavior through the lens of biology, particularly the present-day manifestations of evolutionary history. The stories' characters exhibit behavior that appears to contradict Darwinian concepts of individual success. On the surface they are self-destru...American fiction - 21st century2012-05
11 Davis, Ryan"A torrent of words": colonial printers and the public, 1765-1775Although printers had long been important in colonial society and politics, it was not until 1765 that they fully realized their potential in shaping colonial attitudes and behavior. With Parliament's institution of the Stamp Act, an outraged public insisted that newspaper publishers assume a more a...Printing - Social aspects - United States - History - 18th century2012-05
12 Pecchia-Beekum, AnnikaWho's got the pants?: breeching distinctions of power in restoration theatre and pre-hays code hollywoodIn the 1660s, after the Restoration of Charles II to the throne, female performers acted on stage for the first time, leading to increasingly sexualized female characters and investigations into gender roles. "Breeches" roles, where women cross-dressed, became progressively more popular, with actres...Cross-dressing - History; Cross-dressing in art; Gender & sexualities in minds & cultures2012-05
13 Miller, MeganTransforming spaces: Women's use of communication technology in the Middle East and North AfricaThis paper deals with the use of communication technology by women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and how it relates to concepts of private and public space, i.e., gendered spatial segregation. Using available scholarship and data on female Internet usage in the MENA region as well as se...Communication technology - Social aspects - Middle East; Communication technology - Social aspects - North Africa2012-06
14 Kopcrak, GinaUnearthing Hamlet in UlyssesAlthough Ulysses is a complex work, it is possible to discover aspects of it by close reading and analyzing specific aspects of particular episodes. I use a variety of critics of Ulysses to discover aspects of Shakespeare's play Hamlet in the Scylla and Charybdis episode, the ninth episode of Ulysse...Hamlet (Legendary character) - Examination; Joyce, James, 1882 -1941. Ulysses - Examination; Shakespeare criticism2012-07
15 Thompson, Geneva EBA history of interest covergence in University of Utah diversity related policies and programsThis paper will look at the history of interest convergence of the University of Utah Administration hi the implementation of diversity related programs and policies. Diversity programs and policies, especially with the pending ruling on Affirmative Action from the Supreme Court, are continuously un...University of Utah - Faculty; University of Utah - Students; Affirmative action program in education - Utah - Salt Lake City; Minorities - Education (Higher) - Utah - Salt Lake City2013-04
16 Wilbur, LindseyThe effects of color on food preferenceColor has an influence on our perception of food and affects the food choices we make. In this study, images of food were used to test the effect of dish color on food preferences. Pairs of various food images were shown to 96 college students. One image in each pair displayed the food on a white di...Color - Psychological aspects; Food presentation2013-04
17 Lewis, AlexJournaling as a central focus in the secondary classroomFor my thesis project, I have studied the role of journaling into a secondary language arts classroom. Everyone can learn about themselves through writing, and I have explored this idea further. We can learn a lot when we simply put our pens to paper and write what we already have within our minds,...Diaries - Authorship - Study and teaching (Secondary); Creative writing (Secondary education)2013-04
18 Hill, AlexGlobalization and the new leadership approach: an in-depth analysis of globalization's affect on corrorations and the leadership styles employed from withinWith our world now fully engulfed in the 21st century, we find ourselves living, working, and communicating on a more globalized scale than ever before. This massive movement toward globalization has transcended beyond just our daily activities; it has proven to have major implications on our world ...Globalization - 21st century; Globalization - Economic aspects; Globalization - Political aspects - Congresses; Globalization - Social aspects; Corporations - growth; Small businesses2013-04
19 Turner, JoselynAccurate communication : explaining a medical technology to a mass audienceThe purpose of this thesis project is to describe the process I have taken, and that others could follow, to use the written communication tecliniques that I have learned during my undergraduate career to accurately inform a non-medically trained mass audience of a medical technology. Clear communic...Medical technology; Communication and technology2013-05
20 Johnson, Valerie E.Spiritualism in Salt Lake City newspapers from 1920 to 1930After World War I, a religious fervor known as Spiritualism spread across Europe and America. Spiritualism was characterized by the use of seances, psychics, automatic writing, mediums, and spirit photographs to prove the existence of spirits and the afterlife. It was especially popular with soldier...Communication2013-05
21 Manwill, SavannahThe sociolinguistics of Basque in the U.S.This thesis examines the history of the Basques (both in Europe and the United States), the ethnolinguistic vitality of Basque in the U.S. (including the role of language and language revitalization efforts), and some linguistic features of Basque today. It makes use of various articles, studies, an...Basque language - Social aspects - United States; Sociolinguistics - United States2013-05
22 Pace, Andrew OldroysThe color of reprisal: The complex punishment of collaborators in postwar EuropeAs part of the grander program of postwar reconstruction and Denazification, Europe sought recriminations against the men and women in the occupied territories who had accommodated the Germans - obeyed them, worked for them, believed them, killed for them, or even those who had complied by looking t...Collaborationists - Europe; World War, 1939-1945 - Collaborationists - Europe2013-05
23 Quigley, MatthewComing out black : race, identity, and coming outFor gay men the coming out process marks their acceptance of and in the gay community. The stories of "coming out" that they tell allow them to share in similar experiences and create a bond that ties them together. These narratives tend to emphasize similar experiences, seen as commonplace to a ful...African American gay men - Identity; Coming out (Sexual orientation)2013-07
24 Jackson, RachelBreastfeeding and the media: race representations in formula advertisements targeting new parentsResearch has shown that mediated advertisements can play a role in a woman's decision about whether or not to breastfeed her baby. Percentages of breastfeeding among African American women have been shown in national data to be significantly lower than other races in the United States. There have be...Communication2014
25 Smith, HaydenBrown v. Board: The racial meridian: Racial segregation in the U.S. public education system before and after Brown v. Board of Education 1954The primary concentration of this project is an analysis of post-Brown v. Board segregation issues within the public education sphere. I focus primarily on the legal history of school desegregation in Texas as it is a Southern state with a long history of racial segregation. Furthermore, Texas effec...Segregation in education - Texas2014-04
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