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Variables differentiating between the selection of a predominantly white university and a predominantly black college by black women
(University of Alabama Libraries, 1979) Lee, Jeane B.; Cecil, Jean H.; Joslin, Leeman C.
This study examined the variables of socioeconomic status, racial identity, black-white interaction, and previous school experience as they relate to black women's choice of academic institutions, contrasting the characteristics of those women attending a predominantly black college with those of women attending a predominantly white state university. The institutions used in this study were Tuskegee Institute and The University of Alabama, both of which are relatively old and traditional and are located in the deep south.
Seeing beyond the traditional image of Susanna and the Elders
(University of Alabama Libraries, 2000) McClain, Kathleen P.; McIver, Katherine A.
For centuries art and literature have been utilized to guide and define the beliefs of society. One of the most important literary sources designed to instruct and enlighten is the Bible. The Christian Bible as we know it today derived from the Hebrew Bible, which was translated into Greek in the second century. There were a few books, known as the Apocrypha, which were not in the Hebrew Bible but were included in the Greek translation. The Apocrypha consisted of fifteen books of didactic writings, some of which were in narrative form. It is these narrative stories that contain lessons of proper conduct in accordance with the religious beliefs of Hebrew culture. It is the story of Susanna and the Elders from the Apocryphal Book of Daniel that comprises the subject of this thesis. Artistically the story of Susanna and the Elders has been depicted with specific intentions, for visual pleasure and didactic instruction. Particularly in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, this story was utilized to guide and express societal beliefs of the gender roles of men and women. The Biblical figure of Susanna contained the morals and values that every woman was to maintain within her own life. Images of Susanna were intended as visual reminders to women of the proper behavior expected of them. Chapter 2 will discuss how Susanna's story and its images reflect the sixteenth and seventeenth century beliefs of feminine behavior. The discussion will continue in Chapter 3 by addressing how certain images of Susanna are within the tradition of representing the male-desired ideal of a woman. Although traditionally the art of Susanna's story has been an educational tool and representation of feminine beauty, there are some works that go beyond this tradition to address the art/viewer relationship. Chapter 4 will complete the examination of Susanna's evolution from the passive traditional depiction to active interaction.
Women in Public Relations in Québec
(Creative Media and Communications Research Ltd. & EUPRERA, 2023) Topic, Martina
This research was conducted as part of the Women in Public Relations project of the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA), which aims to document the realities of women practicing the profession in different countries. Based on an exploratory and qualitative design, this research aimed to fill a lack of data available about the gender issues faced by women working in public relations in the province of Québec and to compare these realities to what has been observed elsewhere in North America, and other national contexts around the world. Keeping with the framework of the Women in PR project, interviews with 15 Frenchspeaking women working in PR in Québec were conducted to gain a better understanding of the gender issues that characterize women’s lived experience of PR work, office and workplace culture, and perceptions and stereotypes associated with the leadership styles in this field.
Responsibility Center Management (RCM) and Enrollment, Graduation, Financial Aid, and Retention: Examining Trends at Four Public Institutions
(University of Illinois Press, 2023) Decker, Emy Nelson
Responsibility center management (RCM) is a market-based budget model that may benefit certain academic institutions. While there are supporters and opponents of the model, there is a lack of hard evidence about the potential impact of RCM on a variety of institutional variables, hence the need for this study. This study brought together the variables, “fall enrollment,” “graduation rate,” “retention,” and “financial aid,” informed by IPEDS data, to examine quantitatively changes relating to RCM implementation. Data indicates that the implementation of RCM had a positive relationship with these variables. While these outcomes may encourage the implementation of RCM, the individual goals of an institution need to be considered before the decision to use RCM is made.
The Ostracoda of the Bluffport Marl Member of the Demopolis chalk at the type locality in Sumter County, Alabama
(University of Alabama Libraries, 1963) Lile, Thomas Craig
This study, the first detailed and systematic investigation of the Ostracoda of late Cretaceous age in Alabama, results in the identification of thirty-six species of ostracods, including one new genus and five new species, from the type locality of the Bluffport Marl Member of the Demopolis Formation in Sumter County, Alabama. The genus Cytheromorpha is reported from the Cretaceous for the first time. Samples from the Bluffport at localities other than the type locality indicate no significant faunal difference from that of the type locality. There appears to be no difference between ostracod faunas of the Bluffport Member and the Demopolis (restricted). Veenia ozanana (Israelsky) was used by this writer as a guide to the Bluffport Member because it was not found higher than this horizon in Alabama.