• Together / alone- under suburban sky: MFA Thesis - Photography and Related Media

      Lin-Liang, Li (2020-05)
      Together / Alone--Under Suburban Sky is intrinsically tied to my experience moving to the U.S. at the age 40 from Shanghai, China. Life is drama. For this project, I dressed up as an ordinary suburban housewife to show scenes of daily life. I made some images like film footage by using long exposures and 16:9 ratio. The inclusion of dialogue gave an understanding of the tension between family members. Each picture depicts a dramatic conflict. The male, as husband and father, was sometimes physically absent from the images, but actually, he is never fully absent, as he always shows up as a symbol. The main actress, as mother and wife, appears in most of the images, however, she is never fully shown. The mother is not just herself; she represents all females in the same situation. For the past two years, this project has been the primary source material in creating a body of work that explores the migrant narrative and my suburban housewife experience, albeit through a personal lens. Photography is an effective way to depict real scenes in life and can challenge norms of female sexuality, beauty, domesticity, and identity. While my need to decipher and address my own life is personal, my work has always touched upo n universal themes, with the potential to start a dialogue about cultural differences and similarities. The suburban life is very peaceful. It represents middle-class lifestyle, with a comfortable house, two or three kids, and a hardworking husband. They are living together; however, she feels lonely. In Betty Friedan’s words, the problem has no name.
    • Together We Grow: A Thriving Community Garden Initiative in the City of Oneonta

      Virk-Baker, Mandeep (2021)
      The City of Oneonta has a higher prevalence of food insecurity (12.0% vs. 10.5%), and a higher poverty rate (29.0% vs. 13.7%) as compared to the US. Majority of the city population (53%) lives in food desserts that are lacking access to fresh and healthful whole foods. Purpose of the project was to test the feasibility of Oneonta Community Gardens Initiative and provide opportunity for the residents to grow healthful and affordable fresh food and participate in creating green space. Methods: The City of Oneonta donated land and provided needed resources for the community garden. The garden is divided into 30 spaces and has options for handicap accessibility. Various stakeholders including local elected officials, city employees, residents, and local volunteer groups worked collaboratively for setting up the garden. The City of Oneonta created guidelines for organic-only gardening, and an application process for the residents to obtain permits for gardening at the community garden. Results: The Oneonta Community Gardens initiative began with 30 organic gardening spaces. A total of 12 households participated in 2018, and the participation increased to 22 households in 2019. The participation during the COVID19 pandemic reached its full capacity with 30 households in 2020, and 30 households participating for the 2021 gardening season. Conclusion: The initiative has been well received by the local community and demonstrates the feasibility of a successful community garden. The project could serve as an example for other cities and municipalities with high food insecurity and areas with high poverty rates.
    • Tolerating transphobia in substance abuse counseling: perceptions of trainees

      Gates, Trevor; Sniatecki, Jessica; The College at Brockport (2016-03-01)
      Preparing students with learning disabilities (LDs) to make the transition into the world of work is considered an essential preparation that high schools can provide. However, existing services are limited for career development preparation, and available programs rely on assessments normed for samples of students without LDs. This study examined the predictability of critical career-related constructs of dysfunctional career thoughts, career maturity, and vocational identity in high school students with LDs, using a sample of 139 such students. Data analyses were performed using multiple regression and t tests. Results indicate that it is possible to predict important career constructs for students with LDs using standardized instruments, which can inform subsequent interventions.
    • Tom Stoppard and Ferenc Molnar: A Comparison of Onomastics

      Rajec, Elizabeth M.; City College, City University of New York (2014-10-15)
      In lieu of an abstract, the introductory paragraph is included here. Tom Stoppard's hilarious play Rough Crossing was premiered in London in 1984. It had been freely adapted from Ferenc Molnar's classic farce Jatek a kastelyban (literally 'Play at the Castle'). The original play was first produced in Budapest in 1925. Most likely Stoppard's adaptation is based on P. G. Wodehouse's English translation known as The Play's the Thing which premiered in 1926 at the Henry Miller Theatre in New York.
    • Tooth Enamel

      Dubay, Joshua; Thresh, Lauren; Kreb, David; The College at Brockport (2015-01-01)
      The purpose of this model is to demonstrate the natural phenomena of acid molecules eroding the enamel of an individuals tooth. Through this lesson students will identify pH levels of common acidic foods and drinks. Student will also determine the significance of saliva to the maintenance of pH of the mouth. Students will discover that the longer acidic molecules are exposed to the enamel of a tooth the percentage of healthy enamel on a tooth decreases. When healthy enamel is eroded, dentin is exposed, which gives teeth a yellow appearance. Students will use the model to compare the relation of acidic beverages to the percentage of healthy enamel.
    • Toothpickase Activity

      McCann, Karen; The College at Brockport (2003-07-28)
      1. Enzyme activity 2. Enzyme reaction rates/slopes 3. Use of the TI-83 4. Use of Excel 5. Regents Living Environment Standard 1 and 4
    • Top Desired Characteristics of an Athletic Trainer

      Henry, Timothy; Hidalgo, Christopher; The College at Brockport (2017-05-13)
      The purpose of this research was to determine what characteristics patients want to see from the athletic trainers they work with. The current research and literature published focuses on what other professionals in the field believe to be the best characteristics to demonstrate. In an effort to advance prior research and knowledge about the profession, research was conducted utilizing a summative scale survey with 19 characteristics that was distributed to varsity and club athletes at the College at Brockport. The top characteristics desired were: knowledgeable (4.97), helpful (4.91), reliable (4.88) and honest (4.88). The least desired characteristics were: humorous (3.75), role model (3.83), and sympathetic (4).
    • Topographic Maps with Project Interactive

      Ruder, Nate; The College at Brockport (2006-07-17)
      Map interpretation is an important concept within Earth Science. In this lesson students will continue to learn how to draw isolines and how to interpret topographic maps. Students will already have been introduced to both of these topics.
    • Toska: Stories

      Conaughty, Ryan; The College at Brockport (2012-05-09)
      This creative thesis of short stories focuses upon the theme of people searching for something they cannot find. Each story centers around characters who cannot obtain the thing they long for, be it a voice, an answer to a question, or some sort of redemptive relationship. As a collection, the intent of this thesis is to present particular stories of characters who are on the verge of coming to a realization about themselves but who are unable to become who they want to be. In the story "Rocks", a child who isn't speaking is sent to summer camp so that he may make friends but learns more than he is supposed to. "Waiting" is about a man who cannot find the words he must say to make his relationship with his girlfriend work, so escapes to a bar and meets a man with a story to tell. "I'm Not Hurting Anyone" is the story of a man who has made a terrible mistake he cannot move on from, even when the demon he keeps at bay tries to help him recover. Lastly, in "The Swimmer", a young artist in search of an answer to where he is going in life finds his hero in the unlikeliest of places with unwanted results. The author seeks to present these stories to showcase various tales of loss, despair, anger, acceptance, and ultimately, the collapse of each character's ability to acknowledge who they were and the failure to accept who they have become. The characters of Toska are unable to find themselves when they look for who they are. These individuals remain as silent and lost at the end of their stories as we often find ourselves.
    • Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Phosphorus in Buck, Long, and Cranberry Ponds Monroe County, New York

      Buck, Long, and Cranberry Ponds (WI/PWL IDs 0301-0017, 0301-0015, and 0301-0016, respectively) are located along the Lake Ontario shoreline in the Town of Greece, within Monroe County, New York. Over the past couple of decades, the ponds have experienced degraded water quality that has reduced the ponds’ recreational and aesthetic value. In particular, recreational suitability has become less favorable due to excessive weed growth in the ponds. All three ponds have high concentrations of total phosphorus. Long Pond has the highest concentrations followed by Cranberry and then Buck Pond. A variety of phosphorus sources contribute to the poor water quality in Buck, Long, and Cranberry Ponds. Water quality in the ponds is influenced by runoff events from the drainage basin, as well as loading from residential septic tanks positioned close to stream segments and pond shorelines. In response to precipitation, nutrients, such as phosphorus – naturally found in New York soils – drain into the ponds from the surrounding drainage basin by way of streams, overland flow, and subsurface flow. Nutrients are then deposited and stored in the bottom sediments of the ponds. Phosphorus is often the limiting nutrient in temperate lakes and ponds and can be thought of as a fertilizer; a primary food for plants, including algae. When ponds receive excess phosphorus, it “fertilizes” the pond by feeding the algae. Too much phosphorus can result in algae blooms, which can damage the ecology and aesthetics of a pond, and in turn, the economic well-being of the surrounding drainage basin community. The results from sampling efforts confirm eutrophic conditions in Buck, Long, and Cranberry Ponds, with the concentration of phosphorus in the ponds exceeding the state guidance value for phosphorus (25 ?g/L or 0.025 mg/L, applied as the mean summer, epilimnetic total phosphorus concentration), which increases the potential for nuisance summertime algae blooms. In 2002, Buck, Long, and Cranberry Ponds were added to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) CWA Section 303(d) list of impaired waterbodies that do not meet water quality standards due to phosphorus impairments (NYS DEC, 2008). Based on this listing, TMDLs for phosphorus are being developed for the ponds to address the impairment.
    • Total PCBs, Dioxin-Furan TEQs and Total Mercury Concentrations in Mink In and Out of the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern Near and Inland from the Shore of Lake Ontario

      Haynes, James M.; Pagano, James J.; Wellman, Sara Tucker; The College at Brockport (2009-07-29)
      In terms of reproductive and other adverse outcomes after exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and furans, the mink (Mustela vison) is one of the most sensitive mammals. Our objective was to determine if there are differences in the concentrations of total mercury (Hg), total PCBs, and dioxin-furan toxic equivalents (TEQs) between mink living in and out of the Rochester Embayment of Lake Ontario (RELO) Area of Concern (AOC) and between mink living near the shore of Lake Ontario and inland. Concentrations of total Hg in brain, total PCB and dioxin-furan TEQ in adipose, and total PCB in liver were significantly higher for mink living near the shore of Lake Ontario than inland. For mink living in and out of the AOC, differences in total PCB and dioxin-furan TEQ in adipose and liver were substantial but not significant. Correlations between concentrations of total Hg, total PCB, and dioxin-furan TEQ in mink were high. Our results suggest that contamination of mink living near the southern shore of Lake Ontario primarily comes from contact with the Lake Ontario food web, not from sources in the RELO AOC.
    • Tour de France with Stella and TI Calculator

      Iacchetta, Dave; Reynolds, Fayette A.; The College at Brockport (2000-04-01)
      The main purpose of this challenge project was to incorporate the modeling technology that we used in the CMST program at the summer academy. This also served to teach us the modeling software in a solid, more meaningful way. The main purpose of this challenge project was to teach the students to gather, organize, and display data. Throughout this project we also had the opportunity to use technology in order to solve real-world problems. This allowed the students to relate the information to their own personal lives and activate their prior knowledge. The modeling software and technology was a wonderful medium to engage and motivate the students. Using various forms of software and models, our students were able to concretely visualize the effects that data has on tables and graphs. The software allowed the students to instantly see changes and follow specific pieces of information over periods of time. It became very simple and fun for the students to compare and contrast the various forms of data. Not only did we have the opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation for technology, but we also had the chance to pass this knowledge on to our students. We taught the students how to use models and technology such as Stella, the TI-83 graphing calculator, Excel, PowerPoint, the Internet, a digital camera, and the Promethean Board. In order to incorporate and utilize the many forms of technology and modeling software, we created the ‘Tour De Technology’. As part of this project, the students were asked to research the Tour De France and properly organize and label their data. The students were then instructed to represent their data using graphs and in Stella. As a result of the tables and graphs, the students were able to visualize the effects that terrain, speed, and distance has on the rider’s finish time.
    • Toward a Bioarchaeology of Urbanization: Demography, Health, and Behavior in Cities in the Past

      Betsinger, Tracy K.; DeWitte, Sharon N. (Wiley, 2021-02)
      Urbanization is one of the most important settlement shifts in human history and has been the focus of research within bioarchaeology for decades. However, there have been limited attempts to synthesize the results of these studies in order to gain a broader perspective on whether or how urbanization affects the biology, demography, and behavior of humans, and how these potential effects are embodied in the human skeleton. This paper outlines how bioarchaeology is well-suited to examine urbanization in the past, and we provide an overview and examples of three main ways in which urbanization is studied in bioarchaeological research: comparison of (often contemporaneous) urban and rural sites, synchronic studies of the variation that exists within and between urban sites, and investigations of changes that occur within urban sites over time. Studies of urbanization, both within bioarchaeology and in other fields of study, face a number of limitations, including a lack of a consensus regarding what urban and urbanization mean, the assumed dichotomous nature of urban versus rural settlements, the supposition that urbanization is universally bad for people, and the assumption (at least in practice) of homogeneity within urban and rural populations. Bioarchaeologists can address these limitations by utilizing a wide array of data and methods, and the studies described here collectively demonstrate the complex, nuanced, and highly variable effects of urbanization.
    • Toward a Philosophy of Chess

      Benardete, Jose; Syracuse University (1979-01-01)
    • Toward a Reasonable Ethics of Belief

      Ferre, Frederick; Dickenson College (1971-01-01)
      Reason has an important role to play in every area of life, including religion. However, Dr. Blanshard’s definition of what is “reasonable” is too narrow. There are many kinds and degrees of evidence. Even if one should not believe contrary to the evidence, or without any evidence, one might be permitted to believe in the absence of perfect evidence. Moreover, what constitutes relevant evidence is not the same in all areas of life. The kind of evidence that is relevant to a belief in physics is not the same as the kind of evidence that is relevant to a belief about the values of music, for example.
    • Toward an Experiential Sport Aesthetic

      Thomas, Carolyn E.; SUNY Buffalo (1974-01-01)
    • Towards a Critique of Contemporary Aesthetics

      Sircello, Guy (1990-01-01)
      This paper distinguishes two sub-fields of aesthetics: the study of a certain kind of experience, which is “aesthetics” proper, and the philosophy of art. The last fifty years have seen a turn away from aesthetics proper, in favor of the second sub-field, the philosophy of art. This paper argues against that trajectory, and in favor of aesthetics proper.
    • Towards a Technoethics

      Bunge, Mario; McGill University (1975-01-01)
    • Towards a Theory of Punishment

      Bennett, Jonathan; Syracuse University (1980-01-01)
    • Trace collectors: MFA Thesis - Metal

      Eom, Min Jae (2020-05)
      Everything around us has been touched, used, cracked, broken – evidence that reveals an object’s existence ​and experience. I create simple surfaces and forms that when carried on the body, slowly gather traces of the wearer. The marks that are collected through these time-based works are not simply scratches, dents and stains; rather, they become a witness, a form of archive embodying the history and coexistence between user and object. These truly unique traces share a memory with the wearer, accumulating sentimental value and highlighting the most overlooked and intimate forms of contact.