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  • Safety at the Margins: A Rhetorical Analysis of Occupational Risk Communication in Construction 

    Patriarca, Ashley S (Virginia Tech, 2013-05-07)
    This dissertation focuses on occupational risk communication created by grantees of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration\'s Susan Harwood Training Grant (SHTG) Program. Although the SHTG program is aimed at ...
  • A Sample of Best Practices to Support Veterans in Attending and Completing Engineering Degree Programs 

    Kasarda, Mary; McCrery, Ennis; DePauw, Karen; Byrd, Carson; Mikel-Stites, Max; Ray, Victor; Pierson, Mark; Brown, Eugene; Hall, Simin; Soldan, David; Gruenbacher, Don; Schulz, Noel; Vogt, Blythe; Hageman, William B.; Natarajan, Rekha; Olson, Rick; Kramer, Kathleen; Lord, Susan (Veterans in Society: Changing the DiscourseVirginia Tech, 2013-04-15)
    This paper describes some sample best practices identified by three institutions, Virginia Tech, Kansas State University, and the University of San Diego to support the recruitment, transition, and retention of veterans ...
  • Secularism and the Question of the ‘Judeo-Christian' 

    Britt, Brian (Relegere, 2012)
    This essay comments on the papers in this special issue, paying special attention to "Judaism," "Christianity," and "Judeo-Christian" in relation to discussions of secularism and civil religion. It attempts an explanation ...
  • Segmentation Algorithm 

    Gad, Samah (2014-04-09)
    We developed a dynamic temporal segmentation algorithm that wraps around topic modeling algorithms for the purpose of identifying change points where significant shifts in topics occur. The main task of the segmentation ...
  • Self-Authorship and Women's Career Decision Making 

    Creamer, Elizabeth G.; Laughlin, Anne (Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2005)
    Current career literature provides little insight into how women interpret career-relevant experiences, advice, or information, particularly when it is contradictory. This paper uses findings from interviews with 40 college ...
  • A Servant of Two Masters 

    Johnson, David (Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts and Cinema, 2011)
    Poster for a production of Carlo Goldoni's "A Servant of Two Masters," directed by David Johnson, and produced at Virginia Tech's Squires Studio Theatre for the 2011-2012 season.
  • Settlers, Africans, and Inter-Personal Violence in Kenya, ca. 1900-1920s. 

    Shadle, Brett (African Studies Center, Boston University, 2012)
    The article discusses interpersonal violence in colonial Kenya enacted by white settlers against African natives. The author begins by charting the gradual acceptance of certain forms of violence by Britons throughout ...
  • Sexual Offences in Kenya Courts, 1960S-2008 

    Shadle, Brett (National Council for Law Reporting, 2010)
  • Should Women Vote? 

    Ewing, E. Thomas; Gumbert, Heather L.; Hicks, David; Lehr, Jane L.; Nelson, Amy; Stephens, Robert, P. (Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2008)
  • Similarities in Instructional Design, Learner Interface Design and User Interface Design: Implications for Developing a Successful Online Module 

    Obilade, Titilola T. (2015)
    The success of a user-friendly online module depends on the inputs, the processes and the outcome. It depends on the learner attributes, the user environment and other attributes. The research questions that guided the ...
  • Sinfonia Sacra, Opus 56 

    Krol, Bernhard; Crone, William J.; Bryant, James (2011-09-05)
    This recording is a faculty performance by Jay Crone and James Bryant of Bernhard Krol's Sinfonia Sacra, Opus 56, performed Sunday, March 24, 2002, 3:00pm at Blacksburg Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg, VA
  • Snapshots of Tradition: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Georgia 

    Britt, Brian (University of California Press, 1998-10)
    On the thirteenth of each month, from October 1990 until May 1994, Nancy Fowler appeared on the porch of a farmhouse in Conyers, Georgia, to deliver the message she had received from an apparition of the Virgin Mary. On ...
  • Standing Up To Be Counted: Female Military Personnel and Online Mentoring 

    Hart, D. Alexis (2014-04)
    Women working in male-dominated fields such as science and the military often encounter challenges fitting into their workplace communities, feeling themselves to be cast as less intelligent and less powerful (physically ...
  • Stolen Valor: Supporting and Defending Another's Right to Lie 

    Slater-Chandler, Neysa M. (Virginia TechVeterans in Society: Changing the Discourse, 2013-04-15)
    The United States Supreme Court's recent decision (plurality) in U.S. v. Alvarez (567 U.S. __, 132 S.Ct. 2537) has met with derision in some circles and support in others. The Court stated, "content-based restrictions on ...
  • Strategies and Challenges Involved in the Eradication of Rubella; Justification for Inclusion of Rubella Vaccine in Nigeria’s National Program on Immunization 

    Obilade, Titilola T. (Virginia Tech, 2002-03-08)
    Rubella is also known as German measles. Rubella is caused by a togavirus which spreads by droplet infection. One attack confers a high degree of immunity. It tends to infect older children, adolescents and young adults ...
  • Support the Troops? A Community in Dialogue 

    Montgomery, John; Salaita, Steven; Ott, Gil (2014-05-21)
    The vigorous national controversy surrounding Steven Salaita's article, "No, thanks: Stop saying 'support the troops' " in Salon.com (Aug 25, 2013: http://www.salon.com/2013/08/25/no_thanks_i_wont_support_the_troops/) ...
  • Taking the Temperature: Implications for Adoption of Election Day Registration, State-Level Voter Turnout, and Life Expectancy 

    Wuffle, A.; Brians, C. L.; Coulter, K. (Cambridge University Press, 2012-01)
    We consider the neglected importance of temperature as an explanatory variable. We show that: (1) colder states have turnout that is high relative to the national average; (2) the coldest states in the United States were ...
  • The beautiful soul and the autocratic agent: Schiller's and Kant's 'children of the house' 

    Baxley, A. M. (Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2003-10)
    In his extended essay "On Grace and Dignity," Friedrich Schiller sets out an important challenge to Kant when he argues that sensibility must play a constitutive role in the ethical life. This paper argues that there is ...
  • The Changing Face of War 

    Short, Nancy S. (2014-04-28)
    Society has views of warfighters, who they are and the battles they fight. Recently a new group of warfighters have been brought into our consciousness; however, it is necessary to examine how we are influenced by the ...
  • The Contributions of Veterans in Business and Economy: Africa as a Case Study 

    Oshigbo, Taiwo Oluwaseyi (2014-04)
    This paper discusses the growing influence retired military men and women are now exacting in African society based on their business franchises, which cut across telecoms, agriculture, mining, shipping, oil and gas, ...