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Obesity in Children --...
Asher, Christopher K.
Bailey, Jodi R.
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The Tylenol Poisonings, Johnson and Johnson, and Public Relations
Johnson & Johnson--Public relations;
Using the tragedy of the deaths of seven people from cyanide-laced Tylenol in 1982 as an example, the author examines how companies, such as Johnson and Johnson, the maker of Tylenol, have used media-based...
The Fears of Men: Draft and Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Draft resisters--United States;
The author explores the moral and ethical dilemmas faced by draftees and draft dodgers during the Vietnam War as she struggles to come to her own conclusions about when breaking a law, such as the draft...
Truman Show vs. The Human Show
Truman show (Motion picture); Film criticism;
The author looks at the movie the Truman Show and leadership models that can be drawn from it--who are the leaders, how do they manipulate their public, and ion so doing, look at how movies manipulate...
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among Hispanic Americans
Diabetes; Hispanic Americans--Diseases;
Hispanic Americans are 2-3 times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. The author looks at socio-cultural reasons why this is so, andif there are lifestyle changes that can be...
Is Welfare Helping or Hurting? A Pilot Study of Youth in Custody
Welfare and society;
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...
A Question of Consciousness: Rosenthal's HOTs Theory and the Verbalization of Mental States
The author critically examines the model of consciousness put forth by Dr. David Rosenthal, known at the Higher-Order Thoughts (HOTs) model.
Grandpa is dying: What do we do?
Euthanasia; Living wills; Patient advocacy;
The questions and issues surrounding the use of euthanasia are explored in this thesis. A history of euthanasia is given, as well as a contrast between active and passive euthanasia, as well as suggestions...
Steroids and Athletes
Anabolic steroids--Health aspects; Doping in sports; Athletes--drug use;
The author looks at the effects, and unhealthy side effects, of anabolic steroids on the bodies of athletes.
Homelessness and the Socioeconomic Impact in America
Homelessness; Homeless persons; Homeless children; Discrimination against the homeless;
It is the author's stated goal in this paper to address the stereotypes and misconceptions about the homeless, and to show some direct causes for the increase of homelessness. He also focuses on the effects...
Physical Activity, Obesity, and Behavioral Change
Physical fitness; Health behavior;
The author stresses the absolute necessity of permanent behavioral changes that people need to make in order to lose weight, become more active, and to maintain health.
Project: Creating a Wireless Presence at UVSC
This thesis outlines a project undertaken by the author as he, as part of a committee, worked to establish a wireless presence in areas of the UVSC campus, using the UVSC Library as an initial proving...
C. S. Lewis's Philosophical Theology: A Theodicy
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963--Religion; Good and evil; Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963. Problem of pain;
The author aims to show how C. S. Lewis, drawing on classical theism and common Christian teachings and reason, attempts to justify the existence of evil in a world created by the god of traditional Christian...
Need for Financial Education among America's Youth
Financial literacy; Personal finance; Finance, Personal--Study and teaching--United States;
This thesis makes the case for an increase in financial literacy programs in today's schools.
Water Quality and the Special Needs Consumer
Water quality; Health;
Because of his son's health problems the author began to research how food and local water from the tap could have an impact on his son's kidney problems.
The Glen Canyon Dam Controversy
Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz.); Powell, Lake (Utah and Ariz.)--Environmental conditions;
This thesis examines the on-going controversy over the pros and cons of destroying Glen Canyon Dam and draining Lake Powell.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and War
Post-traumatic stress disorder; Veterans--Mental health--United States;
The author has dedicated this paper to combat soldiers with PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder. The thesis examines what PTSD is, how it can be treated, and explores how Americans in general can understand...
Fate of the Lost Colonists
This thesis examines three theories of what might have happened to the Roanoke Colony, or "The Lost Colony." The three theories are that local Indians killed them, the Spanish killed them, or that they...
Safe from prying eyes: an analysis and cost comparison of three methodologies for sending secure email
Electronic mail systems; Electronic mail systems--Security measures;
In an effort to determine which email system would best fit the company he worked for, the author of this thesis researched three email software packages to determine which ones offered the best security...
A Mother's Manual for Starting a Home Based Business
This is a guide to help mothers who want to work for themselves, from home, to start their own businesses. It addresses many practical and professional issues.
Understanding a Diagnosis of Down's Syndrome
Down syndrome--Research; Down syndrome--Patients--Family relationships;
This paper offers a description of Down syndrome, and gives current information about research on identifying specific factors that influence the risk of conceiving a child with Down syndrome. It explores...
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