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    • A Hermeneutical Call for Change: Asante & Lukan Women Crossing Boundaries 

      Dinklage, Abby (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      Wandering under scorching sun for days, the people of the Asante tribe were dehydrated and near death. Without water and shelter, they were running out of time. The nomads came from Southern Africa. According to their ...
    • 2012 Complete Issue 

      author - see individual papers (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
    • Standardized Test Scores: Does What We Pay Our Teachers Hurt Our Students? 

      Whitley, Tara (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      There is a variation in standardized test scores among elementary school students across the United States. For example, twelve percent of fourth grade students in Massachusetts scored at or above the advanced math level ...
    • The Impact of Social Media on Social Movements. 

      Lopes. Amandha R. (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      Scholars have long considered under what conditions social movements are most likely to emerge. Research on social movements has changed enormously overtime. For more than one hundred years, most scholars feared political ...
    • The Failure of Foreign Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

      Roberson, Keenan L. (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      The purpose of foreign aid is to promote economic development among developing countries. Many scholars contend that foreign aid has failed to achieve this goal. There is a widespread body of literature, which attempts to ...
    • Indicators of Deterrence Success. 

      Hansen, Matthew (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      My paper seeks to determine the factors explaining the likelihood of successful deterrence. I form a set of hypothesis based on four game-theoretical models that incorporate factors of resolve and soft power. Based on these ...
    • Explaining States' Medicaid Expansion Decisions: Does Money Matter? 

      Wilka, Claire (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      American health policy has been subjected to a recent spike in politically polarizing legislative debates, while outside interests attempt to gain access and influence to policymakers in their decision-making process. The ...
    • Fuzzy Mathematical Analysis of Child Development. 

      Noles, Sarah (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      A common concern among new parents is whether their child is developing on track. There are several factors evaluated by doctors to determine whether the child is developing appropriately. These factors are F1: Gross Motor ...
    • The Human Development Index Calculated with Fuzzy Weights. 

      Wade, Mary (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      To assess a country's well--?being, economists have established a measure of social and economic development, the Human Development Index (HDI). This measure uses three variables -- health, education, and life expectancy ...
    • 2014 (Jan) Complete Issue 

      author - see individual papers (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
    • The Epitaph of Allia Potestas CIL VI 37965 = CLE 1988 

      Lu, Ximing (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      Since its discovery, the Epitaph of Allia Potestas has posed many questions. Its explicit eroticism and the polyandry among Allia and two young men have aroused many scholarly debates. In this paper, I incorporate artistic, ...
    • Susceptibility to Disease Outbreak 

      Birnbaum, Sarah; Kral, Cati (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      Using fuzzy mathematical techniques, we determined the susceptibility of a country to disease outbreak. (Keywords: disease; outbreak; Analytical Hierarchy Process; Guiasu method; Yen method)
    • Comparison of CSX's Shipping Volume to the S&P 500's Performance 

      Stock, Alexander M. (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      The world of finance incorporates large volumes of information to speculate the approximate value of a company?s stock within the near future. Additionally, analysts attempt to determine the overall status of an economy ...
    • Development of a Policy to Promote Wellness at the Workplace 

      Diddle, Julianna (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      The purpose of this paper is to propose a weighted average approach to measure the efficacy of potential wellness prevention programs that could be implemented at institutes of higher education. This mathematical analysis ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of the Likelihood of a State to Participate in a Recycling Program 

      Kelly, Sarah (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      Recycling in each of the states of the United States depends upon a variety of factors for each state. This paper analyzes the likelihood of twelve different states to participate in recycling programs based upon public ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Readiness for Democracy 

      Truitt, Katie; Lake, Steffen (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      The United States spends a large amount of money each year promoting democracy throughout the world. We provide a model to determine which countries are the most "ready" for democracy and, therefore, receptive to this ...
    • Modeling the Global Growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints 

      Benevento, Maria (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      Using three main factors, nine sub-factors, and their rankings by three experts, I create an index to predict which countries with have the highest growth rate of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints in ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model to Predict Likelihood of a Hunger Crisis 

      Rowan, Troy; Griggs, Connor (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      Based on certain statistics of a country, rainfall, % agriculture ground, agriculture research and development, soil quality, meat consumption, population, growth rate, and existing presence of hunger, their importance, ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Reducing AIDS-Related Deaths 

      Bruck, Patrick T. (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      We analyzed the importance of various factors in reducing AIDS-related deaths in Africa, North America, and Europe. This analysis was based on expert opinions, relevant research literature, and fuzzy mathematical models. ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Social Health: Determining the Ability to be Healthy in Kansas as Determined by Social Factors 

      Wagner, Jacquelyn (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      assess the stability of a community in regards to social health factors. The end result will show the areas of best and worst ability to be healthy in Kansas. This project will use fuzzy mathematical techniques to calculate ...