• Unique Onomastic Information in the Lebor na hUidre Táin

      Holmberg, Matthew; Harvard University (2017-05-02)
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    • 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.
    • Untangling the Links Among Athletic Involvement, Gender, Race, and Adolescent Academic Outcomes

      Miller, Kathleen E.; Melnick, Merill J.; Barnes, Grace M.; Farrell, Michael P.; Sabo, Don; D'Youville College; The College at Brockport; University at Buffalo (2005-01-01)
      Although previous research has established that high school sports participation may be associated with positive academic outcomes, the parameters of the relationship remain unclear. Using a longitudinal sample of nearly 600 Western New York adolescents, this study examined gender- and race-specific differences in the impact of two dimensions of adolescent athletic involvement (“jock” identity and athlete status) on changes in school grades and school misconduct over a two-year interval. Female and black adolescents who identified themselves as “jocks” reported lower grades than those who did not, whereas female athletes reported higher grades than female nonathletes. Jocks also reported significantly more misconduct (including skipping school, cutting classes, having someone from home called to the school for disciplinary purposes, and being sent to the principal’s office) than nonjocks. Gender moderated the relationship between athlete status and school misconduct; athletic participation had a less salutary effect on misconduct for girls than for boys.
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      Jones, Nathaniel; The College at Brockport (2015-05-01)
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      Jones, Nathaniel; The College at Brockport (2015-05-01)
    • Unusual Subjects: Finding Model Communities Among Marginalized Populations

      Faehmel, Babette; Farley, Tiombe; Ma'at, Vashti; Schenectady County Community College; SUNY Albany University; SUNY Empire State College (2015-10-27)
      Unusual subjects: Finding model communities among marginalized populations This paper is inspired by the questions that we have asked ourselves since we first met at Schenectady County Community College. What is it, we wondered, that keeps so many of our fellow Americans seemingly wedded to a political economy that is sustainable only at great cost? Could we use our academic work to help spread awareness about people who dared to demand different lives? And might our studies suggest strategies to work for change? We currently all pursue different projects, but we share a belief that one obstacle to progressive change in the U.S. is our investment into an ideology that posits individualism and consumer capitalism as the only real pathway to success and happiness. Visions of a society based on solidarity, community, and a more sustainable economy, by contrast, are cast as naïve and unachievable pipe dreams. In this paper we argue that one does not have to search for long to find examples of communities that have rejected the status quo, embraced counter-hegemonic values, and thrived in spite of scarce resources and adversity. By drawing on our research on an urban squat, African-American beauty culture, and polyamorous families, we hope to contribute to a dialogue about how we today can work constructively for progressive social change.
    • "Up to a Point": Onomastic Devices and Satire in Evelyn Waugh's Scoop

      Ashley, Leonard R.N.; Brooklyn College, City University of New York (2014-10-16)
      Ezra Pound defined literature as "news that stays news," and this study of names in a work of fiction that, though minor in its author's oeuvre, is important in modern literature deals with news reporting in mass-communication newspapers, the area of what John Carey has called "the greatest change in human consciousness that has taken place in recorded history."1 The novel is Scoop. It offers especially rich material for the student of how satirical names function in literature to score intellectual points, to set a tone, to banter and to be profound, to assist the writer with his classical aim of "teaching delightfully" and his personal aim of "tearing a strip" off his selected targets. Scoop is an hilarious novel set against the real-life background of a rather farcical clash in far-off Ethiopia of the great political forces of Fascism and Communism that were very soon to engulf the world in war. 2 Scoop transmuted the base metal of fact, by a catalyst of bias, into the gold of literature. And the essentials are so finely perceived that as I write, at the end of the summer of 1987, the satire still is relevant; for Ethiopia, now on the verge of setting up a shengo (one-party parliament) of a People's Democratic Republic to end the rule of a military dictatorship that followed the collapse of "The Power of The Trinity," Haile Selassie, is still strife-torn, its Colonel Mengistu still a figure of farce, and the rebellions in Tigre and Eritrea, involving comic-opera People's Liberation Armies and confused government troops as well as the border skirmishes (with Somalia, etc.), still both bloody and bloody silly. The names change, but the foolishness they mock remains in the news.
    • Update of Soil and Nutrient Loss from Subwatersheds of Conesus Lake - 2001

      Makarewicz, Joseph C.; Lewis, Theodore W.; The College at Brockport (2002-01-01)
      The State of Conesus Lake: Watershed Characterization Report (2001) identified areas that required additional data to evaluate the current state of the Conesus Lake watershed. A comprehensive update of nutrient and soil loss from all of the major subwatersheds from a study undertaken in 1990-91 (Makarewicz et al. 1991) was listed as a high priority. This study was designed to estimate discrete losses of total phosphorus and total suspended solids in eighteen subwatersheds during the calendar period April to December under both baseline and event conditions. Results of this study will be the ability to assess the change in nutrient loss rates for subwatershed during the past ten years and the prioritization of subwatersheds for further identification of point and nonpoint sources of pollution and their eventual remediation. The skewing of sampling protocol toward events (equal number of baseline and event samples, which doesn’t represent the proportion of event and baseline days in a calendar year) was done with the recognition that many of these streams run intermittently and a majority of their loadings to Conesus Lake occur during event periods (Makarewicz et al. 1991, Makarewicz and Lewis 1999 and 2000). In addition, this study will build upon and strengthen the data gathered in the past two years on the smaller stream and rivulets. Macrophyte beds consisting mainly of Eurasian milfoil exist at or near many of the creek mouths within the littoral zone of Conesus Lake (Fig. 1)(Bosch et al. 2001). These creek-associated beds are of interest because their presence appears to be associated with creeks that lose a large amount of nutrients and soils from their subwatersheds. Some suspected subwatersheds are candidates for a USDA grant to evaluate management plans that may reduce nutrient and soil loss.
    • Uploading your Files to the SUNY Digital Repository

      Hyams, Rebecca; SUNY Maritime College (2015-01-01)
      This video will walk you through how to create an account for the SUNY Digital Repository on DSpace at https://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu Creating an account will allow you to submit your scholarship to the SUNY Maritime Faculty Scholarship collection
    • Uptake and Retention of Mirex By Fish Maintained on Formulated and Natural Diets in Lake Ontario Waters

      Makarewicz, Joseph C.; Buttner, Joseph K.; Lewis, Theodore W.; The College at Brockport (1993-01-01)
      Fish with no detectable levels of the contaminant mirex were grown in Lake Ontario waters under conditions simulating commercial aquaculture. Benthic black bullheads (Ameiurus me/as) were grown in cages placed in a bay of the lake. Pelagic rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were grown in terrestrial raceways served with Lake Ontario waters. Contaminant-free fingerlings were reared to a large size on a commercial ration in these systems, which partially isolated them from the contaminant-laden food web and bottom sediments. Black bullheads fed a mirex-spiked, commercially prepared food had mirex concentrations that exceeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) action level of 0.1 p,g/g, significantly higher than concen, trations in fish receiving the same commercial food without mirex. Ninety percent offish receiving the unspiked ration had nondetectable levels of mirex (values below 0.002 p,g/g). The 10% containing mirex had concentrations 94% below FDA action level. In the rainbow trout study, 97% of the fish had no detectable levels ofmirex. This investigation demonstrated that bioaccumulation of the lipophilic contaminant mirex by fish cultured under simulated commercial conditions in Lake Ontario waters was not significant. These findings have implications for commercial aquaculture, regulatory decisions, and health-conscious fish consumers in the Great Lakes Basin.
    • Urban Education at a Crossroads: Changing How We Teach History

      Corey, Mary E.; gilmore, terrance s; The College at Brockport (2013-07-31)
      Urban education is currently at a crossroads. Urban schools as a whole are failing to address the crisis. This issue is most apparent in the social studies, where contemporary urban high school students are struggling to connect their lives to the historical content being covered in their history classrooms. One way to address this issue is to revisit an old concept in the social studies, teaching history backwards. By employing a reverse chronological approach, social studies instructors are able to anchor historical content to student prior knowledge of the world around them. The current educational focus on standardized testing as a means of discerning student learning has clouded the issue of what is the true goal of social studies instruction. Contemporary students lack critical thinking skills and the ability to solve real world problems. One of the main reasons for this is that students are not challenged to think creatively about the world around them. By seeing themselves and the world that they understand in the history, students become a part of the learning, while developing critical thinking skills. This approach to teaching history through inquiry addresses the disinterest of contemporary high school students and the increased marginalization of the social studies in American schools.
    • Urban High School Climate: Students’ Perceptions of Bullying and Homophobic Remarks in School

      Navarra, Joseph; The College at Brockport (2011-10-01)
      Implications of bullying and homophobic remarks heard in school can be harmful to students and create an unsafe school environment. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are often targets of negative and derogatory comments (GLSEN, 2009). This paper defines homophobic bullying, specifically in school settings, and addresses key issues. Several issues researched in this paper include; the implications of harassment, absenteeism, academics, and the roles of personal characteristics of students who heard homophobic remarks in schools. The research addresses the significance of students who report victimization of negative and harmful remarks. Resiliency and risk factors of students are essential issues addressed in an effort to understand the overall effects of homophobic bullying and negative remarks heard in schools. Finally, the paper addresses the importance of continued proactive efforts to reduce and eliminate bullying and homophobia in schools.
    • Urban Issues: Construction Nonpoint Source Pollution

      Hampton Roads Water Quality Agency Nonpoint Source Program (p. 293) Problems and Progress in Urban Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control: A Bicounty Perspective (p. 295)
    • Urban Issues: Hydrologic Modification and Septic Tanks

      National Perspective on Environmental Constraints to Hydroelectric Development (p.301) Perspectives on Septic Tanks as Nonpoint Source Pollution (p. 304) Hydrologic Modification: Compounding the Impact of Nonpoint Source Pollution (p. 306)
    • Urban Issues: Runoff

      Bellevue Experiences with Urban Runoff Quality Control Strategies (p. 279) The Effects of Carbonate Geology on Urban Runoff (p. 281) Implementing an Urban Nonpoint Source Control Strategy (p. 285) Urban Storm Water Quality Management: The Florida Experience (p. 289)
    • Urban Students and Career Options.

      Kates, James M.; The College at Brockport (2007-01-01)
      Urban American Youth may not receive sufficient exposure to career opportunities and a lifestyle outside of their norm. The American Dream for minorities, particularly African Americans and Latinos, revolves around their loyalty to their ghettos. Securing white collar jobs are not the dreams of this community: settling for minimum wage positions in neighborhoods more familiar are realistic ideas. Families in urban communities lack secondary education and support from social agencies to increase their ratio of success, Therefore, minimum wage opportunities become attractive, despite the struggle the wages create. Single parenting as well as of lack of appropriate role models results in minors’ involvement in gangs, violence, sexual activities and like mannerism.