• Understanding Data using a Mobile GPS

      Paul, Neill; The College at Brockport (2006-08-01)
      • Students will be capable of using a mobile GPS unit to plot latitude and longitude coordinates. • Students will grasp the basic of orienteering with their GPS unit . • Students will capable of applying the importance of GPS to real life scenarios.
    • Understanding Data using a TI Calculator

      Paul, Neill; The College at Brockport (2006-07-25)
      • Students will understand how to input and analyze various data sets by using their graphing calculators. • Students will grasp the importance of having numerous measures of average, in order to understand what their data actually shows. • Students will capable of applying the importance of statistics to real life scenarios, specifically science.
    • Understanding Great Lakes Issues

      This essay is based on material presented at a public forum jointly organized and sponsored by the International Association of Great Lakes Research and the Royal Botanical Gardens. The forum was held at the Royal Botanical Gardens Auditorium on the evening of May 2, 1989. Topics discussed are: physical features of the Lake Ontario Basin history of European settlement and industrialization eutrophication and toxic contaminants in the context of the Lake Ontario food web effects of eutrophication and toxic contaminants on Lake Ontario fish and on the human population of the Basin possible effects of global climate change on Lake Ontario population growth and land use in the Lake Ontario Basin societal stresses arising from real, perceived, or anticipated environmental degradation an optimistic future scenario for Lake Ontario The point of view of the article is consistent with the ecosystem approach to Great Lakes environmental issues. It suggests that individual attitudes and lifestyles will have to be reappraised and changed before the technical knowledge we now or might eventually possess will be effective in assisting a return to a sustainable way of life. The essay is written so as to be comprehensible to high school students.
    • Understanding Mass, Volume and Density

      DeMond, Thomas; Phillips, Jessica; Sheffer, Christopher; The College at Brockport (2004-10-28)
      Students will use mathematics and modeling to understand the fundamentals of mass
    • Understanding Oil Subsidy in Nigeria

      Zaccheus, Oladoyin; The College at Brockport (2013-04-08)
      For several years, Nigeria enjoyed subsidy on gasoline. However, this came to an end on January 1st, 2012, after an announcement from President Goodluck Jonathan, that subsequently, the subsidy was to be removed. While some sort of resolution/middle ground has been reached in response to the reaction that this news generated, the concept and theory behind the oil subsidy removal is worth understanding. This research paper explains the history of the oil subsidy in Nigeria, the rationale behind its removal and subsequently, gives a few recommendations for future reference.
    • Understanding Oil Subsidy in Nigeria

      Hasnat, Baban; Zaccheus, Oladoyin; The College at Brockport (2012-05-07)
      For several years, Nigeria enjoyed subsidy on gasoline. However, this came to an end on January 1st, 2012, after an announcement from President Goodluck Jonathan, that subsequently, the subsidy was to be removed. While some sort of resolution/middle ground has been reached in response to the reaction that this news generated, the concept and theory behind the oil subsidy removal is worth understanding. This research paper explains the history of the oil subsidy in Nigeria, the rationale behind its removal and subsequently, gives a few recommendations for future reference.
    • Understanding Physician Assisted Suicide: A Literature Review

      Lowey, Susan E.; Sollecito, Gabrielle; The College at Brockport (2018-05-11)
      Death and dying are difficult subjects for people to talk about, both for themselves and for their loved ones. It is unfortunate that so many terminal illnesses come with a lot of pain. When it has been determined that someone’s life is coming to an end, one would hope that it can be as peaceful as possible. Two options for end of life care include continuous palliative sedation and physician assisted suicide. This article will discuss physician assisted suicide in depth in order to expand understanding of the treatment.
    • Understanding Police Organizational Transition to Community Policing and Beyond

      Lumb, Richard; Metz, Gary; The College at Brockport (2019-05-01)
      The article surveys police organizational responses over time as demands for sevice change and result in change for police roles.
    • Understanding Self-Injurious Behaviors: Treatment and Implications for School Counselors

      Harnden, Christen C.; The College at Brockport (2005-01-01)
      This review examined the implications of dealing with students who self-harm and how school counselors can effectively cope with this ever prominent issue among adolescents. The current study examined the trend of school counselors who have adopted a school or district-wide policy which dictates whether parent contact was made when a student presents with self-injury. Eighty-five different schools throughout Western New York were surveyed as to the existence of a policy or procedure. The respondents were asked specifically whether parents or guardians were contacted whenever a student presents with self-injurious behavior or if each situation was examined individually. This information was then used to promote discussions regarding the implementation of a policy or procedure at the internship site. A resource manual was also constructed for the education and use of the counseling staff. Implications for further research and limitations of this study were also discussed.
    • Understanding the Human World: Structure, Instruction and Deconstruction

      Caws, Peter (1999-01-01)
      This paper offers an account of the emergence of the human from the natural, for the species and for the individual. I show how human sciences are possible, and suggest some strategies for change based on the understanding that the human sciences provide.
    • Understanding Volunteers' Motivations

      Papadakis, Katerina; The College at Brockport (2004-05-14)
      This research attempted to examine the motivational differences between different student population subgroups. The participants in this study were undergraduate college students from SUNY College at Brockport (students, n=437; males, n=159; female, n=278; volunteers, n=373; nonvolunteers, n=64; service-oriented majors, n= 169; nonservice-oriented majors, n= 177). A survey instrument that was developed for this study included the Volunteers Function Inventory (VFI). It was used to assess the research data. The instrument measured the subjects' perception of the importance of six motivational functions (Values, Career, Understanding, Social, Enhancement, and Protective) in regards to volunteer expe1ience, gender, and major. The results suggest the existence of motivational differences for volunteering: 1) in the Values, Understanding, Enhancement and Career functions between volunteer and nonvolunteer students, 2) in the Values, Understanding, and Enhancement functions between male and female students, and 3) in the Values function between service and nonservice-oriented majors.
    • Understanding Worldwide Geologic Activity Using GIS

      Zuroski, Kathyrn; The College at Brockport (2006-07-31)
      Objectives: Students will use ArcGIS Arc Map to plot latitude and longitude coordinates to pinpoint earthquake epicenters on world map Students will describe the pattern that earthquake activity displays around the earth Students will compare the location of earthquakes to that of volcanoes, plate boundaries, and ridge/trenches using ArcGIS Arc Map
    • Understanding Youth Athletes’ Readiness for Competition: A Review of Literature and Best Practices for Coaches and Parents

      Gonzalez, Stephen P.; Klinger, Brianna; The College at Brockport (2018-05-15)
      In today’s society, youth sport is a popular social practice, with about 75% of families with elementary aged children participating. However, while many of these children enjoy playing and being active, not all children are ready to participate in a competitive sport environment. Indeed, current youth trends are to start competitive athletics earlier and to specialize in one sport year round, which can cause injury and burnout. Currently, 70 percent of youth athletes stop playing sports at the age of 13, which is a discerning number. The purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive background on the development of children to determine their readiness for competition and youth sport. Specifically, this study will review the physical, cognitive, and biological factors in child development, and factors influencing psychological and sociological behaviors during competition. Best practices for developing youth athletes will be provided to help to determine youth sport readiness.
    • Unearthing early Haitian Creole literature: The literary, linguistic and sociocultural significance of Ti-Jak by Carrié Paultre

      Wilkerson-Barker, Donna; Clocksin, Jeana; The College at Brockport (2018-12-14)
      The name Carrié Paultre and his works are virtually absent from the Haitian Creole literary canon. Nevertheless, his novellas and short stories make up an important component of early Haitian Creole literary production, with his earliest novella published in 1965, a significant ten years before the publication of Dézafi by Frankétienne. In this paper, my intent is not to supplant Dézafi and other early Haitian Creole novels or diminish their importance, but rather to draw attention to a neglected wealth of Haitian Creole literature preceding the publication of formal novels. In doing so, I hope to open up a dialogue that explores the works of Carrié Paultre, their significance to Haitian Creole literature, and their value to the cultural and linguistic patrimony of Haiti. I specifically examine the importance of Ti-Jak by first justifying my categorization of it as a novella, then by discussing the literary contributions of Paultre in general and specifically concerning Ti-Jak, and positioning those works in their linguistic, national, cultural and literary contexts. To encourage the promulgation and study of Ti-Jak, I have produced a second, enhanced edition of the novella geared towards use both in Haitian classrooms and in scholarly research. This edition is found after the body of the thesis.
    • Unique Onomastic Information in the Lebor na hUidre Táin

      Holmberg, Matthew; Harvard University (2017-05-02)
      No abstract.
    • Unit on Volume and Surface Area

      Mellen, Bruce; The College at Brockport (2003-07-28)
      To solidify computation of volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders using a technology tool, and comparing volumes and surface areas between objects. Students will be able to… • setup an Excel spreadsheet for the calculation of volume and surface area of any two rectangular prisms and any two cylinders, • check their setup to assure accuracy of their model, • compare volume between rectangular prisms of different dimensions, • compare surface area between rectangular prisms of similar volume, • generalize minimizing surface area of a rectangular prism, • compare volume between cylinders of different dimensions, • compare surface area between cylinders of similar volume, • compare volume between rectangular prisms and cylinders of similar dimensions
    • United States Foreign Policy From the Marshall Plan Through Iraqi Reconstruction*

      Marino, Justin; The College at Brockport (2008-08-01)
      The Marshall Plan, expressed to the world by Secretary of State George C. Marshall in a speech at Harvard University in 1947, was proposed to resolve the economic need left behind by the devastation of Europe during the conflict of World War II. Cities and towns, industry and agriculture, transportation and commerce lay in ruins. The only major power not damaged in the conflict was the United States. Although US financial and military aid was already present in European countries, Marshall believed the solution to political stability in Western Europe was to be found primarily in their economic recovery. In the first section, this research project discusses the Marshall Plan, its development, implementation and results. It also explores several questions which include: Why is the European response critical? Did the British dominate the European response? How did the Marshall Plan affect European nations? The second section introduces original research that examines United States foreign policy from 1945 through the present. It outlines the concept and use of US foreign aid, the types and amounts, its effect on foreign policy decisions, as well as the shift from reconstruction to development; additionally, the differences between the conditions in Europe post WW II and post-war Iraq are discussed. The third section of the project offers a comprehensive Essay component as well as “DBQ” questions, with inclusive documentation, for an AP level United States History class and/or New York State Regents level history class.
    • Universal Pre-Kindergarten and the Students Enrolled

      Dragert, Apryl; The College at Brockport (2011-07-01)
      The purpose of this study is to research the benefits of Universal Pre-Kindergarten and answer the question: What reading and writing development can be observed in a Pre-Kindergarten classroom? The research for this study was done through observation and assessment of a group of students enrolled in the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program through a local suburban school district. This particular group of Universal Pre-Kindergarten students attended the program through a community-based organization near the local school district; although the program is housed in a different location, it encompassed the same curriculum as other Universal Pre-Kindergarten classrooms in the district.
    • Universe Wood Dowel

      Franek, Sabrina; The College at Brockport (2015-05-01)
    • Unraveling Anti-Federalist Ideology through a Conceptual Framework of Natural Rights

      Solt, Jacob D.; The College at Brockport (2011-12-01)
      This master thesis begins with a detailed telling of the history of the Anti-Federalist movement. At the time, the United States was undergoing a huge change. The entire government was in the process of being replaced with a fundamentally different one. Dismantling all pre-existing state and local governments, and forming one unitary government. Some people were understandably fearful of this and Anti-Federalism was born. The Anti-Federalist group was extremely diverse, with internal disagreements on nearly every concept. The author argues that the one thing that all Anti-Federalists mutually agreed upon was the existence of inalienable natural rights including the natural right to self-ownership and the ownership of legitimately gained property. The Anti-Federalists worried that the Constitution contained unsuitable and unspecified objectives for an excessive government, and therefore threatened these natural rights. It was this worry of the extinguishing of natural rights that the Anti-Federalists universally opposed. The author concludes with reflections on researching and writing for the thesis.