• Locating and Analyzing a SWOT Report

      Zahor, Theresa A.; Farmingdale State University of New York (2015-01-01)
      This tutorial will show you how to use the library search box to locate SWOT Reports on a specific company. This demonstration covers analyzing components of a SWOT report so students can research the strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and threats to a company.
    • Locating Consent and Dissent in American Religion

      Marty, Martin E.; University of Chicago (1972-01-01)
      Despite the legal separation of church and state in America, religion continues to play a vital role in American public life. This paper identifies the dual role of religion in American public life as both unifying and reforming. The unifying role has been more significant than the reforming role.
    • Locating Consent and Dissent in American Religion: A Comment

      Glock, Charles Y.; University of California at Berkeley (1972-01-01)
      I agree with Professor Marty that denominational religion has on balance contributed more to maintaining social stability than to fostering social change in American history. However, I believe that this is because religion has offered direct ideological support for the status quo. It has done this by providing compensations for those who are ill served by existing social arrangements.
    • Locating Place and Landscape in Early Insular Literature

      McMullen, A. Joseph; Carella, Kristen; Assumption College; Harvard University; Centenary University (2017-05-02)
      No abstract.
    • Logic and Truth Tables

      Okafor, Ijeoma B.; The College at Brockport (2006-09-16)
      Objectives: Students should be able to complete a Truth Table. Students should be able to write and interpret different types of Conditional statements.
    • Long Pond Monroe County, New York

      Makarewicz, Joseph C.; Nowak, Matthew J.; The College at Brockport (2010-01-01)
      Long Pond, located on Lake Ontario near Rochester, New York, is surrounded by a mix of residential development, state park, and protected wildlife areas. Land use within the watershed is a mix of suburbia, including the Village of Spencerport, and agriculture. The waters of Long Pond are considered hypereutrophic, meaning it is very productive due to high nutrient loading. This productivity is likely due to nonpoint sources and the point source represented by the Spencerport Sewage Treatment Plant which releases advanced secondary sewage effluent into a tributary of Long Pond (Makarewicz 2000). Nuisance algae, bacterial abundance, and algal mat development near Long Pond along the southern shoreline of Lake Ontario were evident. This short report provides a synopsis of data collected monthly from May through September (2003 to 2009) on the water quality of Long Pond and the lakeside (swimmable depth) of Lake Ontario near the mouth of the pond.
    • Long-Term (1927-1978) Changes in the Phytoplankton Community of Lake Michigan at Chicago

      Baybutt, Robert I.; Makarewicz, Joseph C.; The College at Brockport (1981-04-01)
      Fifty-one years of phytoplankton data from the South District Water Intake of the Chicago Water Filtration Plant were analyzed to determine changes in the phytoplankton community related to the eutrophication of Lake Michigan. From 1930 to 1940, a net biomass (~100 mg C/m3) indicative of oligotrophic-mesotrophic conditions were implied by the net algal biomass. By 1961 net algal biomass was ~600 mg C/m3-a biomass indicative of a eutrophic lake. Much of the biomass increase is due to Tabellaria, Stephanodiscus tenuis and S. binderanus. Since the early 1970's, there has been a consistent general decrease in algal biomass to levels associated with oligotrophic-mesotrophic conditions. The decrease in net algal biomass, the decrease in abundance of eutrophic species, the small but general increase in genera that were decreasing in relative abundance until ~ 1972, and the increase in dissolved reactive silica concentrations in Lake Michigan suggest a reversal of cultural eutrophication of Lake Michigan near Chicago. Only the increase in the relative abundance (22% of the total community biomass in 1978) of blue-green algae, mostly Oscillatoria and Gomphosphaeria, argues for accelerated eutrophication.
    • Long-Term Teacher-Student Relationships: What are the Strengths and Weaknesses?

      Beers, Morris J.; Schlosser, Linda; Baker, Patricia E.; Stouffer, Alicia M. (2002-04-01)
      Some educators believe that learning can be enhanced when teachers and students participate in educational models such as multi-age grouping and student-teacher progression (aka looping) over two or more school years. This study addressed the need for research reporting the strengths and weaknesses of these two models. The school observed in this study participated in multi-age grouping for specific activities and in the recent past had participated in student-teacher progression. These questions were asked: What are the strengths and weaknesses of looping? What are the strengths and weaknesses of multi-age grouping? What are the strengths and weaknesses of family grouping as perceived by the parents, students, and teachers? The majority of parents, teachers, and students responded positively and wanted to continue participating in multi-age instruction. They observed that one of the inherent strengths of multi-age instruction and multi-year looping is the development of a long-term relationship between all three groups. Students commented on the benefits of working with their peers – helping one another with learning tasks and the availability of many teachers rather than just one.
    • Long-term Trends and the Trophic Status of Conesus Lake 2012: A report to the Livingston County Planning Department Geneseo, NY

      Makarewicz, Joseph C.; LaFountain, Joshua M.; Lewis, Theodore W.; The College at Brockport (2012-10-01)
      Conesus Lake monitoring conducted by personnel from The College at Brockport during the summer of 2012 determined the current trophic status of the lake and if any improvements or further degradation of water quality had occurred. To accomplish this goal, lake chemistry was monitored from 22 May to 14 August 2012 and the following were completed: a trophic state assessment of the lake and an evaluation of long-term trends in lake chemistry. Recommendations 1. The monitoring of Conesus Lake should continue. Current results suggest a slow improvement in it’s surface water. The status of the lake’s water quality has been an issue for many years. If it is indeed improving as suggested, this success story needs to be communicated to the general public. 2. The importance of managing nutrients and soil loss from the watershed is now even more important to prevent a relapse or return to less desirable conditions. Continuing efforts to reduce nutrient losses from sources in agriculture, from septic systems above the ring sewer, and from lawn fertilizers should be emphasized.
    • Look! Up in the Sky! It's What's-His-Name!

      Burelbach, Frederick M. (2014-10-27)
    • Looking for Consensus: An Attitude Survey Examining Attitudes of Parents and Teachers in Public Elementary School

      Ribble, Robert B.; Lesser, Janine (1991-10-01)
      Changes in contemporary society have led to the re-evaluation of assumptions about humanity and its institutions. Values, morals, and character are being questioned and rewritten to address the needs of a new era. Given their important place in society, educational systems have increasingly become a space for these public re-imaginings. Moral and values education is being re-examined in the hope of bolstering academic success and addressing moral issues that arise in the community. This study constructs a reliable and valid instrument that will survey attitudes towards transferring morals and values in the elementary classroom. The survey measures an overall attitude towards moral education and compares the attitudes of teachers and parents. It asks about the innate importance of morals education in the public school curriculum, the use of moral training or a moral reasoning approach, and the influence that the presence or lack of a moral environment has on the school environment. Thirty parents and thirty teachers were surveyed twice, first with a pilot survey and then with an amended one which refined the questions. The author found that a majority of respondents felt a universal core of values could be agreed upon to create a program and that a morals curriculum should be directly taught to elementary school children. An overwhelming majority think a morals education curriculum will have a positive influence on classroom behavior. Views on teaching religion as the source of morals were mixed, with a greater emphasis being placed on morals emerging from feelings. Overall, respondents feel that the school is secondary to the family in instilling values. Finally, there was no significant difference between the responses of teachers and parents.
    • Looking into the Prevalence of Substance Abuse among the LGBTQIA+ Population

      Levitsky, Naomi (2021-01)
      In this essay, I explore the prevalence of and reasons for substance abuse among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, & Asexual, or LGBTQIA+ community and ways to lessen the stigma and provide for more adequate treatment opportunities.
    • Los goles con la mano: ¿deben o no ser considerados como parte del juego?

      Torres, Cesar R.; The College at Brockport (2011-01-01)
      Este artículo evalúa el rol de los goles con la mano en el fútbol y analiza qué debe ser considerado como parte del juego. Para ello, se presentan y analizan los argumentos utilizados más frecuentemente por los actores involucrados en el fútbol al defender los goles con la mano. La evaluación de estos argumentos se realiza desde una teoría interpretivista del deporte competitivo en tanto práctica social. Dicha evaluación demuestra la invalidez de estos argumentos. This paper evaluates the role of hand goals in football and analyzes what should be considered part of the game. First, the arguments most frequently used to defend hand goals are presented and analyzed. Then, these arguments are evaluated from an interpretivist theory of competitive sport understood as a social practice. This evaluation demonstrates the invalidity of the arguments in support of hand goals.
    • Loss of Nutrients and Soil from Sandy Pond Tributaries, Oswego County, N.Y.

      Makarewicz, Joseph C.; Lewis, Theodore W.; White, Daniel J.; The College at Brockport (2002-12-01)
      North and South Sandy Ponds comprise one of the largest coastal bay ecosystems on Lake Ontario. Unlike South Sandy Pond, North Sandy Pond supports intensive recreational activities and intensive shorefront residential development including a commercial campground and several marinas. Both ponds have an over abundance of nutrients and are the likely cause of the over abundance of aquatic weeds in the water. The limnological literature is quite clear on the causes of this unwanted overabundance of aquatic weeds and microscopic plants – an excess amount of nutrients or fertilizers are entering the water. A short list of possible sources of nutrients and soil include point and non-point sources in the watershed of Sandy Pond, septic system losses in direct drainage areas adjacent to the Pond (e.g., from cottages and boats), and resuspension of nutrients from sediments in the Pond itself. The purpose of this study was to determine the relative importance of losses of soil and nutrients from the five major tributaries draining sub-watersheds of North Sandy Pond hereafter referred to as Sandy Pond. Stream discharge and concentration of nitrate, total phosphorus, sodium, total suspended solids, and total Kjeldahl nitrogen were measured and converted into the amount of material lost from the watershed or loading into Sandy Pond during events and non-events.
    • Lost

      Dewey, Madelyn (2016-01-01)
    • Lost Boys and Yellow Homes

      Perez, Spencer Jude; School of the Arts (2018-01-01)
    • Love and Duty

      Driver, Julia; Washington University, St. Louis (2014-01-01)
      The thesis of this paper is that there is an important asymmetry between a duty to love and a duty to not love: there is no duty to love as a fitting response to someone’s very good qualities, but there is a duty to not love as a fitting response to someone’s very bad qualities. The source of the asymmetry that I discuss is the two-part understanding of love: the emotional part and the evaluative commitment part. One cannot directly, or “at will,” control an emotional response, but one can undermine any commitment one would normally have under the circumstances. Thus, the feeling of love is not a duty, though being disposed to act a certain way with respect to the person one has the feelings for is controllable.
    • Love as Intimate Identification

      Helm, Bennett; Franklin and Marshall College (2010-11-01)
      It is widely acknowledged that love is a distinctively intimate form of concern in which we in some sense identify with our beloveds; it is common, moreover, to construe such identification in terms of the lover’s taking on the interests of the beloved. From this starting point, Harry Frankfurt argues that the paradigm form of love is that between parents and infants or young children. I think this is mistaken: the kind of loving attitude or relationship we can have towards or with young children is distinct in kind from that which we can have towards adult persons, as is revealed by reflection on the depth of love and its phenomenology. My aim is to present an alternative conception of the sort of distinctively intimate identification at issue in love, arguing that this account makes better sense of love and our experience of love.
    • Love in America

      Whorton, James, Jr.; Fellner, Steve; Black, Ralph; Uebbing, Danny; The College at Brockport (2014-05-23)
      This thesis is a selection of chapters and chapter excerpts from my short novel Love in America, a tale of two unlikely young lovers in present day America. They are only deemed “unlikely,” however, through the eyes of Ben Rose, a recently returned Iraq War veteran who finishes college in western NY on the GI Bill and heads west for Hollywood to try his hand at acting. After burning through limited funds, partying with a group of aspiring talents and other transients at the Chateau de Soleil, a temporary house for actors in LA, Ben must return home. Intermittently, Ben reflects on his past relationships, particularly concerning his German girlfriend whom he met during his time stationed in Germany while in the Army and whose scathing cultural critiques of America and her own beliefs in an “open relationship” and the freedom of European casual sex leave Ben freshly burned and bitter in his own country. Although the idea of living as an expatriate writer had always appealed to Ben since he read Hemingway, an adventurous, spirited American love affair swings his way in Samantha Kelly, a 22-year-old seemingly mainstream Harry Potter-aficionado whose coquettish attractiveness allures Ben to the point of obsession. Although a girl already spoken for, Samantha admires Ben and his risqué self-published novel. However, as an older veteran who never had much luck with such sociable American girls as Samantha, Ben is not surprised when she drifts out of contact with him. As he develops a modest writing career by finally publishing legitimately, Ben meets with Samantha once more after a small reading in Manhattan for a night of romance in the city.