• Monumental Change

      Weatherston, Kristine (Temple University. Libraries, 2018)
      Monumental Change tells the story of Monument Cemetery, a prominent cemetery in the heart of North Philadelphia that was destroyed in the 1950s, where traces of its past can still be found throughout the city. With the cemetery as a backdrop, the film explores North Philadelphia’s history of expansion, gentrification, and how the removal of the dead in the 1950s echoes the removal of the living today.
    • Mother Internet : Blessed Virgin : A Coming of Age Story

      McCarthy, Pattie; Temple University. Diamond Research Scholars (Temple University. Libraries, 2016)
    • No Enemies to the Left: The Communist Party of the United States and Crises of International Communism, 1956-1968

      Goedde, Petra; Temple University. Honors Program (Temple University. Libraries, 2012)
    • Pigs in the Promised Land

      Ratzman, Elliot; Temple University. Honors Program (Temple University. Libraries, 2014)
    • Protesting the Internment of Japanese Americans: Dissent as a Duty of Citizenship

      Young, Ralph; Temple University. Honors Program (Temple University. Libraries, 2018)
    • Reducing Gait Compensation and Osteoarthritis in Unilateral Amputees Through Prosthesis Design

      Danowsky, Joseph; Temple University. Honors Program (Temple University. Libraries, 2019)
      The objective of this project proposal is to reduce the secondary physical condition of osteoarthritis in the intact leg in unilateral amputees. Osteoarthritis prevalence is greatly increased in amputees using lower limb prostheses due to compensation while walking. By reducing the compensation in gait and thereby the forces that act on the intact leg, the risk of osteoarthritis is also reduced. Presented solutions to this problem involve the specific design and material properties of the device. A microprocessor-controlled knee joint, controlled energy storage and return foot, and optimization of stiffness in the foot prosthetic are all viable solutions that successfully reduce compensation. By comparison of studies conducted of each solution, the controlled energy storage and return prosthetic foot is determined to be the best option. This design greatly reduces forces on the intact leg and creates higher gait symmetry. Despite the more advanced technology and potentially higher cost, implementation of this solution will promote multiple health benefits in the lives of amputees, in addition to reducing compensation and osteoarthritis.
    • “¡Represión!”: Punk Resistance and the Culture of Silence in the Southern Cone, 1978-1990

      Bailey, Beth L.; Temple University. Honors Program (Temple University. Libraries, 2013)
    • Rethinking Academia: A Gramscian Analysis of Samuel Huntington

      Walker, Kathy Le Mons; Temple University. Honors Program (Temple University. Libraries, 2007)
    • Rethinking conservation goals for North America's gray wolves

      Toran, Laura (Temple University. Libraries, 2015)
      Gray wolves (Canis lupis) were extirpated from the continental United States in the early 1900’s. During the 1970’s wolves began dispersing into Montana and they were immediately placed under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. Reintroduction areas were established for the wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains, West of the Great Lakes, and in the Southwest. Between 2008 and 2013 wolf populations across the country we systematically removed from the Endangered Species Act, now only the Southwestern Mexican gray wolf remains protected. The threshold which determined the removal, or delisting, of gray wolves from the act was arbitrarily contrived. When determining the protection status of these wolves ecological services and issues with long term persistence should be considered. Gray wolf introduction promotes tree growth and recruitment providing an essential role as a buffer against climate change. Wolves are also at risk after they were delisted both from interactions with humans and genetic isolation. New areas for reintroduction were suggested for the still protected Mexican gray wolf in suitable areas of the southwest where connected metapopulations could be established. Grey wolves were once found nationwide, therefore the goal of gray wolf conservation should be to promote a large range for wolves which extends across the nations. This could restore the historic gene flow dynamics which gray wolves had in the U.S and provide extensive biological carbon sequestration.
    • Rethinking Lockean Copyright and Fair Use

      Guay, Robert (Temple University. Libraries, 2005)
    • Retrospective Falsification – Run Away to Sweden

      Modigliani, Leah (Temple University. Libraries, 2017)
      The intent of this project is to explore how bookbinding can be used as a medium for narrating historical fiction. Through researching the cultural landscape of World War II, I've created a series of artificial artifacts that can blend into the historical narrative to offer commentary and satire on significant events. Some of the major themes of this project include: how traumatic events influence print culture, how presentation can alter the context of historical texts, and how in the digital age books are changing from literary vessels into archaeological objects.
    • Setting The Agenda: The Effects of Administration Debates and The President's Personal Imperatives on Forming Foreign Policy During the Reagan Administration

      Krueger, Rita; Immerman, Richard H.; Temple University. Honors Program (Temple University. Libraries, 2010)
    • Sustainable and Efficient Rope Pump

      Ryan, Robert (Temple University. Libraries, 2012)
      In this era of great technological growth, there are still people that do not have a readily available supply of one of the most basic of needs, water. The main goal of Thirst Quenchers Inc. is development of a Sustainable and Efficient Rope Pump that provides access to potable water in rural areas worldwide with a volumetric output of 45 Liters/minute. The rope pump is the ideal method to tap the obtainable resource of fresh groundwater. When compared to other existing methods it is the more reliable, sanitary, and cost effective option. The simple design and use of local materials provide sustainability because of the ability to be locally maintained. Features such as an anticorrosive coating and concrete well covering ensure both minimal structural deformations and prevent negative effects on existing water quality. With the typical users being women and children it is important that no energy input goes to waste. Therefore the hydraulic efficiency of 75% with a user input of 75 Watts is a highlight of the pumps design. Thirst Quenchers Inc. is confident that the proposed rope pump will have a significant impact on areas with limited to no potable water with the sustainable and efficient design.
    • The Business of Beauty

      Toomey, Melissa (Temple University. Libraries, 2020)
      The Business of Beauty is a community site discussing female-geared companies and their portrayals of beauty. The site argues that, in order to empower women, female-geared companies should promote a healthy perspective of beauty by relaying that beauty is not the biggest achievement for women and advocating that everyone is beautiful. The site explores how companies and brands do this in their campaigns, examining photoshoots, websites, campaigns, and commercials of Aerie, Always, and Dove. Our purpose in examining these marketing strategies is so that we can deconstruct beauty standards, disconnect looks from worth, emphasize the other powerful parts of what makes women their best selves, and create a healthier perspective of beauty. Because this site is geared towards its viewers’ mental health and body image, The Business of Beauty offers a submission box for questions, suggestions, and art/writing on the topic.
    • The Current Political Climate and Its Effects on International Students in American Higher Education

      Pearson, Brad (Temple University. Libraries, 2019)
      This paper examines the political climate in order to determine if there is a correlation between the rhetoric and policies put into place by the American government and retention and admission of internationational students. Information about the government such as President Donald Trump’s policies are examined and included as evidence. This evidence is then checked against statistics of the retention and admission of international students to determine if there is an effect of the rhetoric utilized and policies put into place. This paper will first provide historical context of international students and compare it to the modern day landscape and then provide background of the current political climate in 2018. Lastly, this paper includes the effect international students have on American higher education. It is largely suggested that the United States will remain a leader in global education and that there will not be any large decreases in international student enrollment anytime soon; however, it is still important for a universities and policy makers to make students of all races, creed, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality feel welcome despite what the American government may portray.
    • The Diary of Sandra Washington: A Lens into the World of the Philadelphia Black Panthers

      Mislin, David; Temple University. Honors Program (Temple University. Libraries, 2020)
      This project is in the form of an “unessay” project about the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Panther Party during its most active years. Composed of five diary entries, the reader dives into life from the perspective of a fictional character named Sandra Washington. She is a 14–15-year-old girl from North Philadelphia during the years 1969-1971. Sandra, an aspiring writer, is fascinated with the Party because of their uncompromising commitment to social justice and fighting for equality. There were initial concerns about finding sufficient articles specifically about the Philadelphia chapter to write the diary entries, due to COINTELPRO and lack of documentation of BPP activities from its members. Fortunately, the secondary sources used for these diary entries described Panther activities were well supported with sources and respected the legacy of the organization. This project hopes to shed light on an important part of Philadelphia’s history and celebrate important community programs developed by its Panthers.
    • The Immigrant Parent Disadvantage: Parent Linguistic Capital and Student School Performance

      Zhao, Shanyang (Temple University. Libraries, 2017)
      Researchers, teachers and policy makers continue to wrestle with understanding why children of immigrants perform more poorly in school than their counterparts with native born parents. While parental involvement through checking of homework and participation in school events have been identified as relevant factors, the findings of research are not conclusive. This study re-examines the relationships of these two factors with school performance among the children of Spanish-speaking immigrants by introducing a third variable: parental English proficiency. The results reveal that after controlling for parental English proficiency, homework checking no longer has a significant impact and the effect of parental school involvement is reduced; English language abilities of parents, on the other hand, have a significant effect on student performance. This finding suggests that improving parental English proficiency and cultural awareness can produce a positive impact on the school performance of the children of non-native English speaking parents.
    • The Intersectionality of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

      Scherer, Danielle (Temple University. Libraries, 2020)
      This article examines the conditions under which the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (the Committee) evaluates an individual case brought against a state using an intersectional lens. It also analyzes the extent to which the Committee’s understanding of a state’s culture affects its evaluation of a case from an intersectional lens. As the global understanding of women’s rights begins to encompass a broader range of cultural perspectives and intersecting identities, understanding the jurisprudence of the Committee, which is responsible for interpreting the main international women’s rights treaty known as CEDAW, necessitates consideration for the extent to which the Committee incorporates this broader intersectional analysis into its legal reasoning. Utilizing concepts from literature on intersectionality and culture, the article analyzes the Committee’s legal reasoning in seven cases, comparing them by topic, by state, and by the Committee’s understanding of a state’s culture. It suggests the Committee is more likely to interpret the Convention using an intersectional framework when it identifies a state’s culture as a contributing factor to systemic discrimination against an individual’s intersecting identities, which it is more likely to do in cases involving non-Western states. This article will contribute to existing scholarship on the jurisprudence of CEDAW by integrating literature on intersectionality and culture to examine the Committee’s legal reasoning in individual decisions. It will also articulate the conditions under which individual women obtain justice for gender-based discrimination under CEDAW, shifting the focus of existing human rights literature from abstract theory to women’s lived experiences.