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How Safe are America's Petroleum Pipelines?
The author, a metallurgist for many years, researched incidents and causes of failed petroleum pipelines. Most problems are caused by age and corrosion, but instead of advocating for shutting them down...
How the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Became a Fallen Flag
The answers are never simple when a railroad becomes a fallen flag. In 1996, The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad was finished weathering the storm, following other railroads into the oblivion of...
Anschutz, Philip; Aydelott, Gale B.; Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company; Palmer, William Jackson, 1836-1909; Railroads--Mergers--United States;
Improving the ESL Program at UVSC by Integrating More ESL Software
This project looks at the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Utah Valley State College (UVSC) and whether it could be improved by integrating more ESL software that could help students learn...
English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers--Software;
Incarceration: correction or corruption
This study addresses the problems with the traditional jail system and presents viable alternatives to it.
Incarceration issues; Alternatives to imprisonment;
Integrated Pest Control Company
The author, basing his research on experience in both the marketing and pest control industries, looks at two particular companies and concludes that they would make more money and sales by joining together...
Pest control industry;
Integrity Based Leadership
The author, in trying to define what makes a great leader, finds that the first principle of a great leader is integrity.
Leadership; Integrity; Covey, Stephen R.;
Is Welfare Helping or Hurting? A Pilot Study of Youth in Custody
Through personal interviews and interactions, the author examines how poverty, and the welfare system, have by and large not helped youth who have been in trouble and placed in custody. Welfare perpetuates...
Welfare and society;
Justice and socio-economic policy
This thesis is an examination of John Rawls' book A Theory of Justice, about individual rights and equality for all but allowing for government intervention to preserve the greatest equality.
Rawls, John, 1921-2002; Justice; Social justice;
Leadership Styles and the Role that Gender Plays
The author discusses leadership issues as they relate to gender, including an overview of leadership traits, shifts in leadership styles from authoritatian to team-based, gender traits and socialization...
Leadership; Leadership in women;
Leadership, Not Advocacy, Training for the Deaf
This paper aims to show how important leadership training, rather than advocacy training, is for the future leaders of the deaf community and for advocates of deaf rights. It specifically looks at the...
Deaf culture; Leadership;
Legalizing marijuana: analyzing the controversy, accepting the facts
This thesis outlines the primary historical events that led to the enactment of current (1999) marijuana laws and analyses the sociological elements that shaped political thought surround the marijuana...
Drug legalization--United States; Marijuana--Government policy--United States;
Living with Ulcerative Collitis
This paper examines ulcerative colitis, which can lead to colon cancer. It features personal health strategies to stay cancer free, and also encourages people over 50 years old to get colonoscopies.
Ulcerative colitis; Inflammatory bowel diseases;
Making Connections: interorganizational relationships and personal networks
Having a network of relationships can open doors to shared ideas, support, and resources. In order to keep up with the advancements being made in business, individuals and organizations need to increase...
Organizational effectiveness--Psychological aspects; Interpersonal relations; Information networks;
Marketing in the Media and Air Pollution
After a career in the auto industry, the author has a growing concern regarding the air pollution caused by the internal combustion engine, from automobiles in particular, and worries that the media markets...
Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas--Environmental aspects; Automobiles--Marketing;
Marketing Linux for the Desktop
This thesis looks at how to adapt and market the Linux operating system for desktops.
Media's influence on eating disorders
This thesis explores the role that the media plays in perpetuating eating disorders among young women. The portrayal of thin models and actresses reinforces an unrealistic ideal body image. The author...
Body image in women; Eating disorders in women; Women in mass media;
Meeting Hispanic Needs in the Workplace through Training
This thesis looks at the need for cross-cultural and bililngual training for Hispanic employees of companies in teh United States. The author cites several national examples which are working well, and...
Mexican Americans; Hispanic Americans; Workplace communication;
Middle School Students' Perceptions of Teacher Immediacy Behaviors and their Effect on Motivation
Research indicates that teacher immediacy, both verbal and nonverbal, effects student motivation. Most of the research has been done in a university setting. This study looks at middle school students'...
Middle school teachers; Effective teaching; Motivation in education; Dissertations, Academic;
Mormon Polygamy: To Find the Truth
The author of this thesis tries to get at the truth behind the former Mormon practice of polygamy. She examines the history of the Mormon Church and the revelation of the principle of polygamy by Joseph...
Polygamy--Religious aspects--Mormon Church--History;
Motivating At Risk Youth and Influencing Behavior with Alternative Teaching Strategies
This thesis questions the use of simply moving students with problem behaviors in to self-contained classrooms specifically for at-risk students without implementing more effective and engaging instruction...
Education; Effective teaching; Problem Youth--Education--United States; Dissertations, Academic;
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