• Dance and Sport

      Oliver, Suzanne; Corvera, Anna H.; Alejo, Yokastheline; Buehler, Elizabeth; The College at Brockport (2014-04-17)
      The purpose of this research is to investigate dance and sport as two individual yet intertwining fields. Areas of inquiry include the artistic/aesthetic sports of the Olympic Games particularly rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming, and ice dancing; the artistry and athleticism of cheerleading, dance team, and dancesport; the athleticism in dance companies such as STREB, Pilobolus, Bandaloop, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; and the athleticism in the dance training system of Lester Horton. Similarities in corporeal and intellectual practices of athletes and dancers are also explored as they manifest in cross-training, somatics, dance and sports medicine, higher education, and collaboration. The culmination of my research is the creation of Sound Mind Sound Body, a choreographic work bringing a team of dancers together to collaborate and train as athletes as well as performing artists.
    • Dance Artists’ and Choreographers’ Financial Sustainability in New York City Under the CreateNYC Cultural Plan

      Carrasco, Tammy; Saltiel, Jolie; State University of New York College at Brockport (2020-09-17)
      New York City is brimming with a plethora of diverse art, performances, exhibits, and communities, sparking many people to regard it as the Cultural Capital of the World. The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has been a longtime supporter of the arts in New York City. In 2017, the DCLA released the CreateNYC Cultural Plan, which was intended to increase equity and sustainability in the art and culture sector of New York City.
    • Dance Integration Professional Developments: Impacts of Dance in Teaching

      Carson, Christian; Cogovan, Haylee; State University of New York College at Brockport (2020-09-14)
      Imagine you are back in elementary school. What is the first memory that comes to mind? Are you drawing a picture of your pet? Are you playing your favorite game in gym? Are you working on fun projects? It is likely that the significant knowledge you gained was not reinforced through routine worksheets or standardized tests. Students recollect information more readily and clearly when their learning is engaging and fun. A great way to get students involved and engaged in learning is through arts integration. “Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form” (Silverstein & Layne, 2010, p. 1).
    • Dance Theater—The Physical Art of Perception

      Carrasco, Tammy; Wang, Jiali (2017-05-13)
      This research analyzes the inner energy of human perception and the invisible effect and influence between perception and physical dance theatre. Not only the insight and interpretation of the relationship between the psychological and physical area, but also the analysis of aesthetics, thinking, and concept from a perceptual process to physical language in different works of physical dance theatre. In this way we come to understand how artists create works as a perceptual process, and how audiences perceive expression in terms of artists’ intention and intuition. Through physical movement in the theater and the language on the stage, people perceive creative thought as a reflection of the historical or current state of a society and changeable world. My thesis is a study of physical language in dance theatre with both psychological and physical analysis. Therefore, in the form of physical dance theatre, we feel the spirit inside their movement language, much like the conversation of a human self through the perception of a physical, theatrical, spiritual, psychological, and unknown world.
    • Dance Writing and the Fear of Generalization

      Copeland, Roger; Oberlin College (1988-01-01)
    • Dance Your Way to Communication: Dance Movement Therapy to Increase Self-Esteem, Poor Body Image, and Communication Skills in High School Females

      Corteville, Mary K.; The College at Brockport (2009-01-01)
      A study with the use of dance movement therapy as a counseling approach in a suburban high school setting was presented. The objective of this study was to determine if Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) with females struggling with relational issues with their paternal figure contributed to improved self esteem, body image, and communication skills. The literature review describes dance movement therapy, aspects of self-esteem, body image, dance movement therapy used with specific populations, fundamentals of group work, and movement therapy techniques used with adolescents. Methods of the study were presented with the use of eight movement therapy interventions. The instrument and participants were also described. The results were evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively through pre and post test results and observations. Results indicated that DMT was an effective therapeutic technique in a school setting. The discussion also describes areas for additional research and implications for future research.
    • Dancing as a Tool for Successful Transitioning to Adulthood for Individuals with Disabilities

      Pérez Rodríguez, Edith Mariely; The College at Brockport (2016-12-13)
      The purpose of this synthesis project was to identify the skills dancing can develop in individuals with disabilities that can help them have a successful transition into adulthood. This project aimed to identify information on the benefits of dance and match those benefits to important transitioning skills found in the literature. Life after school can be an area in which young individuals with disabilities can face many challenges. Challenges include socializing, physical inactivity, unemployment, and relationships, among others. Findings from this synthesis project show that dance has both major and minor benefits in the lives of individuals. Socialization and physical fitness were identified as major benefits. These findings coincide with the findings on major needs for transitioning in which the major need that emerged was socialization. Conclusions were made that dance programs should be designed to maximize their socialization benefits to maximize their effect on the transition to adulthood of individuals with disabilities. Recommendations were also made that the physical benefits of dance provide an additional advantage to transitioning as many jobs that individuals with disabilities may acquire are of a physical nature.
    • Dancing With Hitler: Examining the Movements of the Nazi Movement and Geopolitics of Dance

      Bohman, Allison; The College at Brockport (2013-01-01)
      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.
    • Dangerous Beauties

      Muelder Eaton, Marcia; University of Minnesota (2000-01-01)
      In this paper I argue that many sound ecological practices have a chance of success only if we follow sound aesthetic practices. If we want to produce and maintain sustainable landscapes, we must work to connect aesthetic preferences to what is ecologically sound. We must work against what I shall call “dangerous beauties.”
    • The dangers of plastic

      DePaola, Nicole (2019-12)
      Bisphenol A (BPA) is used to make plastics and has been found to be a xenoestrogen. Planaria (Girardia tigrina), regenerating flatworms, were exposed to BPA and deuterated BPA (D8-BPA). Phenotypic effects of BPA on the planaria were recorded during exposure and BPA was then extracted to quantify the amount absorbed by the flatworms. Deuterated BPA (D8-BPA) was used to distinguish added BPA from BPA already present in the organism from supply-chain contamination. A control experiment tested whether the multiple washes performed after incubation removed physisorbed BPA from planaria. Additional analysis was performed using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC, reverse phase). Improvements in HPLC method to analyze BPA and D8-BPA resulted in better separation between BPA and D8-BPA peaks. Gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (GCMS) was used to quantify BPA/D8 BPA. It is concluded that planarian regeneration is negatively affected by exposure to 20 M concentrations of BPA/D8-BPA, planaria absorbed BPA and D8-BPA from solution, the washing method removed most physisorbed BPA, and decreasing the HPLC pump flow rate improved peak separation. This section describes studies done by other researchers to explore detrimental effects of BPA on humans, including miscarriage, infertility, obesity, and sexual dysfunction. The detrimental environmental effects of excessive plastic use, plastic alternatives, and solutions to reducing the damage of plastic are also described.
    • Dark garden: MFA Thesis - Photography and Related Media

      Hardin, Jackson (2022-05)
      Dark Garden tells a story in images taken from my own experiences, images that communicate the murky interrelations of between people and the complex systems of life we are a part of, using art as a means of relaying these ideas and feelings telepathically to the viewer, a process ecocritical theorist Timothy Morton calls "spooky action at a distance" (Morton, 81). The images depict things I'm afraid to lose: people, places, environments, experiences, possibilities. The project describes how the body carries the anxiety associated with an uncertain climate future, and how the tension of premature grieving for imagined futures, vanishing species, and dying forests surfaces between people and their environments.
    • The Darkest Themes: Perceptions of Teen-on-Teen Gun Violence in Schools as Portrayed in Teen Literature

      VanSlyke-Briggs, Kjersti; Rhodes, Sarah; Turner, Jenna (Young Adult Library Services Association, 2020)
      This qualitative study examines the perceptions of librarians and teachers on the use of teen literature (also known as young adult literature [YAL] or adolescent literature in education scholarship) that portrays school shootings with teens. The researchers conducted both focus group interviews and an online Qualtrics survey to collect data, as well as group discussions from an online class for education graduate students on teen literature with school shootings as central to the plot. Both professional populations investigated supported the use of this literature with teens but lacked direct experience using literature with this subject matter and voiced a hesitancy in knowing where to begin in the selection of texts and planning for implementation.
    • Data Analysis and Probability Problems

      Zand, Halley; The College at Brockport (2004-10-29)
      Modeling with TI is easy learning and attractive; Models created by TI have graphical pictures and they are memorable and understandable; In TI parameters are changeable so models can be used as dynamic models; With TI students can work with entire of classroom and do brainstorming easily
    • Data Availability and Needs

      A Data Management System to Evaluate Water Quality Impacts of Nonpoint Source Pollution Control (p. 429) Development of a Nonpoint Source Data Center (p. 433) Water Quality Data And Urban Nonpoint Source Pollution: The Nationwide Urban Runoff Program (p. 437) The RFF National Data Base for Nonpoint Source Policy Assessments (p. 442)
    • Data Collection is Key in Clarification of School Counselor's Role

      Kells, Michelle D.; The College at Brockport (2006-01-01)
      The school counselor's role in the 21st century has expanded and the demand of school counselors has increased as well as the number of students they are responsible for. School counselors today are encouraged to prove their accountability through the documentation of data. This review focuses on the significance of accountability and the lack of it in school counseling. The school counselors and the secretary at the middle school collected data on the issues that students had appointments for. This data was analyzed and explained. A review of recommendations and limitations were discussed as well as the beliefs/opinions of the school counselors who documented the data for this review.
    • Datastreme Courses: Teacher Enhancement Utilizing Current Environmental Data and the Internet

      Geer, Ira W.; Moran, Joseph M.; Mills, Elizabeth W.; Weinbeck, Robert S.; Hopkins, Edward J.; Blair, Bernard A.; American Meteorological Society; The College at Brockport; University of Wisconsin - Madison (2004-01-11)
      The American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Educational Program seeks to assist the improvement of science education in K-12 classrooms through implementation of the National Science Education Standards. This goal is being accomplished through the offering of three teacher enhancement courses via blended instruction methods. Following course participation each teacher functions as an Earth system science education resource person for his/her colleagues.
    • David Gordon: Exploring All Sides

      Maloney, Mariah; Frazier-Smith, Matthew (2018-12-20)
      Regarded as one of the founders of postmodern dance, David Gordon is a revolutionary choreographer, theater director, and performer. Gordon often blurs the perceived boundaries between theater, dance, and performance art by utilizing a subversive approach to art making, and his ability to produce and maintain ambiguity is at the heart of his work. Through an examination of interviews, scholarly analysis, performance reviews, and Gordon’s repertory, this research highlights the inventive methodologies Gordon employs in order to generate ambiguity within various performative contexts. The primary site of inquiry for investigating these methodologies is Gordon’s Dancing Henry Five (2011). This dance demonstrates three of Gordon’s primary techniques for producing ambiguity as a choreographer: exploring all sides of movement material and props in order to redefine their utilities and meanings; reframing relationships between various production elements to reveal a banquet of possible interpretations; and employing a neutral performance quality of the dancers to allow the perception of the content to remain mutable. These ground-breaking methods for producing and maintaining ambiguity are central to Gordon’s iconoclastic repertory, and they allow for his work to breathe anew with each reinterpretation.
    • De-emphasizing Competition in Organized Youth Sport: Misdirected Reforms and Misled Children

      Torres, Cesar R.; Hager, Peter F.; The College at Brockport (2007-01-01)
    • Deadly Scorpion Stings Modeled with Stella

      Schwartzmeyer, Kristin; The College at Brockport (2005-04-01)
      This project uses Stella to simulate a poisonous scorpion sting. By changing variables such as weight and amount of poison, students can see how quickly the poison causes death.
    • Deaf Students’ Metacognitive Awareness of the Reading Process and the Characteristics They Feel are Inherent in Proficient Readers

      Smith, Arthur; Shafer, Suzanne R.; The College at Brockport (1996-09-01)
      This study was conducted to gain insight into deaf students' awareness of the skills and strategies they utilize during the reading process and those they feel are inherent in proficient readers. The subjects involved in this study included fourteen tenth-grade and thirteen fourth-grade deaf students taking Language Arts/English classes from various residential and nonresidential school districts in Monroe County. The students were given the Index of Reading Awareness (IRA) developed by Jacobs and Paris (1987) in the form of a questionnaire. The questionnaires were completed independently or with the help of an interpreter or teacher of the deaf to translate the questions from English to Sign Language. The data were collected and analyzed for evidence of deaf students' metacognitive awareness during the reading process and the characteristics they felt were inherent in proficient readers. Similarities and differences were noted in both areas as well as any common patterns of behaviors and/or perceptions between the two grades involved in the study. Results of the study indicated that the level of deaf students' metacognitive reading awareness increased with age. The deaf students perceived proficient readers to be those who possess a high level of vocabulary knowledge and who enjoy reading. Proficient readers were perceived to be those who read slowly, often, and are persistent with their efforts.