• Dancing With Hitler: Examining the Movements of the Nazi Movement and Geopolitics of Dance

      Bohman, Allison; The College at Brockport (1/1/2013)
      Dancing With Hitler: Examining the Movements of the Nazi Movement and Geopolitics of Dance The physical location of the body combined with the political climate of a given culture plays critical role in shaping what kind of movement aesthetic is accepted by society. In examining the geopolitics of dance with a focus on Nazi Germany between the years 1930-1945, this presentation discusses what was happening to dance in Europe under Hitler’s control. From being utilized as a weapon of manipulation and propaganda, to dictating what art could be created, to forcing dancers to flee the artistic oppression and collaborate with Western dancers, there is no denying the sway geography and politics had in influencing modern dance. Dance has the power to control; and Hitler’s Nazi party was cunning in utilizing the strength of physical movements to literally mobilize an entire nation into falling under their oppression. Whether it was militaristic marching, or the infamous Nazi out-stretched arm, the movements implemented by this regime combined with inevitable geopolitical factors ultimately impacted dance as we know it today.
    • Healthy Eating Habits of School Aged Children in Rural-Areas

      Wormley, Amanda M.; The College at Brockport State University of New York (1/1/2013)
      Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States. Despite the programs that have been implemented and the information that has been disseminated to prevent and stop this epidemic, childhood obesity is still very prevalent among society. The aim of this study is to determine why obesity is still such an epidemic, specifically in rural areas of the United States. This study also provides further understanding of interventions to impact healthy eating habits in children. During the intervention implemented, children received a short lesson on healthy eating habits and the “Healthy Food Plate Model.” After, they took a pre test and a post test to see how much their knowledge improved from the lesson. Both tests included ten multiple-choice questions, arranged in differing orders. Test means increased from pre-test to post-test (51.76 to 60.48). A paired samples t-test showed the results to be statistically significant (p < 0.002). The findings of this study supports providing elementary school aged children with nutritional education may impact their ability to make wiser, and healthier choices regarding food intake. The findings also show that further research is needed in this topic area, and children would greatly benefit from continuous, routine nutritional lessons during elementary school.
    • The (Cinematic) Dark Knight

      Fitzgerald, Brian; The College at Brockport (1/1/2013)
      This paper, presented at the 2013 Scholars Day is a look into the development of Bruce Wayne, Batman and the characters around them.
    • How Equine Assisted Therapy Can Improve the Quality of Life for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism, Ages 2-18

      Haggerty, Haley M.; The College at Brockport (1/1/2014)
      Abstract As stated by the Autism Speaks incorporation, autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States. Current research confirms that autism now affects one in every 88 children and one in every 54 boys. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the reasons for the increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders are not completely understood. Some of the increase is due to the way that children are identified, a diagnosis according to characteristics on a wide spectrum, although exactly how much is due to this factor is unknown. It is likely that reported increases are explained partly by greater awareness by doctors, teachers, and parents. As more children are being identified as having autism, these children and their families need help more than ever. There is no medical detection or cure for autism, so how can life be improved for children who are diagnosed with an incurable disease such as autism? One method that professionals and families have tried is Equine Assisted Therapy. Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) is a program that uses horses and equine assisted activities in order to achieve goals that target the individual physical, mental, and emotional needs of a child with autism. Not only does the program focus on the skills acquired in learning to ride a horse and take care of a horse, it also focuses on the development of a relationship between a horse and rider that can improve the quality of life for a child diagnosed with autism. This program uses a team approach to be successful by surrounding the child with people such as an occupational therapist, the rider’s parents, and a certified equine instructor. There are several studies included in this paper about the benefits EAT provides to a child diagnosed with autism and how EAT can improve the quality of life of the child. Other methods such as music, dance, and art therapies are currently being researched but have yet to provide conclusive evidence of success. The data presented here is valuable for families and therapists who are interested in a program that can potentially improve the areas of life and struggles that a child diagnosed with autism encounters.
    • Body Image in Collegiate Male Athletes: Education and Awareness on an Underexplored Topic

      Pell, Eleanor C.; The College at Brockport (1/1/2014)
      Body image involves perceptions and attitudes toward one’s own physical appearance (Phillips & deMan, 2010). Although female athletes have been given the most empirical attention, body image is also critical to the male athlete experience. The ideal male body is associated with leanness and muscularity (e.g., Baghurst 2009). Beyond attempting to meet societal expectations, male athletes may also experience pressures to maintain an ideal physique for their sport. For example, wrestlers may need to cut weight (Marttinen et al., 2003) while football players may need to increase size (Chatterton & Petrie, 2013). Although body image may be positive in many instances, some male athletes may experience body dissatisfaction or develop a psychiatric condition called muscle dysmorphia (e.g., Morgan, 2000). The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the importance of body image among male athletes, the potential pressures to alter one’s body in male athletics, and strategies for prevention.
    • Trauma Patterns of Different Types of Ammunition: An Analysis of Skeletal Remains

      Petry, Lindsay A.; The College at Brockport, State University of New York (1/1/2014)
      This research examines the role projectile design plays in skeletal trauma through skeletal analysis and extensive research. Using four specimens, randomly assigned to four different types of projectiles, a skeletal analysis was conducted to determine if any unique patterns were distinguishable between each type of projectile and if the common characteristics of gun-shot trauma were present. The types of projectiles used were the Winchester 230 GR. full metal jacketed bullet, the hand load 185 GR. Lead semi wad cutter target round, the Winchester 230 GR. Jacketed hollow point, and the Hornady 185 GR. FTX hollow point bullet. The research found that with each level of projectile, the skeletal damage done was amplified. While each bullet created a unique signature, all wounds consistently presented the common characteristics of gun-shot trauma. More research must be conducted in order to determine a statistically significant pattern between each type of bullet design.
    • Sleep Quality and Negative Associated Behaviors of College Students: A Cross-Sectional Study

      Stenzel, Jordan S.; The College at Brockport (1/1/2015)
      Objective: The purpose of this study was to ascertain what negative behaviors college students are engaging in that could be causing them to have poor sleep. Participants: A total of 134 students completed the online surveys. Methods: An online sleep survey was e-mailed to health science department students at the College at Brockport. Survey questions included demographics, sleep patterns, living situation, and asked them to self-report their negative sleep behaviors. Results: Most students reported to live near campus in off campus housing. Students claimed to average 8-9 hours of sleep each weekday and weekend night. Of the top negative self-reported behaviors students submitted 23 students claimed their sleep loss was due to school work and studying. 18 students claimed poor sleep due to mental issues like stress and depression and 16 students claimed drugs, alcohol, and caffeine related stimulants lead to their poor sleep. Lastly 14 students reported going out with friends or partying lead to their poor sleep quality. The 64 other collected student surveys had a mix of answers that did not lend themselves to a particular larger theme or category. Conclusions: There are many college students that suffer from poor sleep quality overall. This study attempted to shed light on what may be causing these students poor sleep in general. College administrators and school related faculty could use these results in forming prevention strategies to help college students improve their sleep. This better quality of sleep could help improve overall academic performance.
    • The Story of How the World Began: An Anthropological Analysis of Creation Mythology

      Strnad, Shauna Lea; The College at Brockport (1/1/2015)
      This paper addresses the theme of the creation myth in a selection of cultural groups. Cultures around the world have developed their own mythologies each with their own pantheon of gods, goddesses, and heroes. Each culture also has a set of creation myths to explain such things as how the Earth was made and how humans came to exist. Reasons behind why these creation myths were developed will be discussed as well as a comparison of the myths themselves. Although the cultures are spread throughout the world and mythologies developed at different times, there are certain similarities between creation myths. Each myth will be compared and contrasted with other creation myths to assess the meaning and significance to the culture they evolved from. The cultural groups that will be examined are the First Nations Peoples, Aztecs, Incans, Yoruba, Norse, Babylonians, Japanese, and Polynesians.
    • Identifying Barriers to HIV Testing Among Men who have Sex with Men

      Ferrusi, Charles; The College at Brockport (1/1/2015)
      HIV incidence rates have remained relatively stable throughout the past five years; however, among men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly young MSM, incidence has increased. According to national surveillance data, MSM accounted for 61% of HIV cases diagnosed in 2010. A low viral load reduces the risk of HIV transmission and slows the progression of HIV to AIDS. Treatment as prevention (TasP) has been identified as a major part of the solution to ending the HIV epidemic. This research focuses specifically on reasons for not taking an HIV-test among MSM. For TasP to be effective, widespread testing in order to identify HIV-positive people is needed. For the purpose of the present study, a survey was distributed at gay pride events in Rochester and Buffalo, NY during June and July 2012. Barriers to HIV testing and HIV risk were evaluated using a four-point Likert scale adapted from an instrument developed by Mikolajczak (2006). It was hypothesized that months since last HIV test would be positively correlated with barriers to testing. Months since last HIV test was positively skewed, ranging from 0 to 348 months. Therefore, Spearman rank-order correlations were used. Three items measuring barriers to testing were significantly correlated with months since last HIV test. These were perceived peer support, knowledge of HIV testing sites, and partnered relationship status. Interestingly, previous research suggested that fear of a positive result and low perceived risk were barriers to testing. These findings were not replicated in this sample. Nearly 40% of subjects had not been tested within the last year. TasP would not effectively prevent transmission among an untested group such as this. For TasP to be effective, interventions must be designed to encourage more frequent HIV testing and safer sex among those who have not been recently tested.
    • Hymn Lining: A Black Church Tradition with Roots in Europe

      Sampson, Cheryl A.; The College at Brockport (1/1/2015)
      This paper attempts to explore the history of the sacred form of singing known as hymn-lining and to contribute to the debate surrounding its origin and influences on American music. Until recently, the segregation of our churches after emancipation made it very easy to forget that a tradition of the Black church was also a part of White churches as well. Hymn-lining was originally brought to Christians by Protestant churches in England to the colonies as early as the 16th century. At the same time, this sacred music form was also brought to Scotland. What is heard today in churches that still practice this type of singing is the syncretism when Christianity meets African and Gaelic traditions. The opposing views in the ethnomusicology field as to the influence that hymn-lining, and by reference Gaelic Psalm singing had on other music forms such as gospel, blues and jazz will also be discussed. While there are many efforts to keep this sacred music form alive, many churches, wanting to appeal to their younger members, don’t sing this style much anymore.
    • Predicting Oscillatory Systems with Machine Learning

      Coble, Nolan J.; SUNY Brockport (11/1/2020)
    • Determining True Unicorn Startups

      Callery, Joseph; SUNY Brockport (11/1/2020)
    • Stereotypical Features: The Face of a Criminal?

      Andrus, Tyra; SUNY Brockport (11/1/2020)
    • Nitrous Oxide as Pain Relief for Women in Labor

      Peterson, Mikaela M.; SUNY Brockport (11/1/2020)
    • Pollinator Apocalypse

      Bean, Elizabeth; Kirkpatrick, Ryan; Lanterman, Abby; Griffin, Tucker; Kearney, Jacob; SUNY Brockport (11/1/2020)
    • Ignorance is Bliss

      Austin, Paige; SUNY Brockport (11/1/2020)