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    • The American Press during the Spanish-American War: Race, Reconcentration, and Paternalism 

      Chaplin, Nathan (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)
      Opening Paragraph| In 1901, special agent Charles M. Pepper was commissioned by the US Department of Commerce to write a report on the economic conditions in Cuba and Puerto Rico. In the aftermath of the Spanish- American ...
    • Assessing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease 

      Delaney, Dan; Novoa, Maddy; Scheer, Elizabeth (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels, including aneurysms, angina, arthrosclerosis, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, and peripheral ...
    • At-Risk Countries for Bioterrorism: An Assessment Method for Determining a Country's General Vulnerability to a Bioterrorism Attack 

      Larson, Gloria (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      Bioterrorism is a global issue that has increasingly become the focus of many countries and their governments. This paper creates a model that determines a country's vulnerability to a bioterrorism attack. Importance is ...
    • Causality: A Future Direction for Mathematics of Uncertainty 

      Mordeson, John N.; Clark, Terry D.; Doyle, Beverly; Olson, Lynn (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      In this paper, we present techniques involving mathematics of uncertainty that can be applied to several new research areas. Two of the areas are children with special needs and nuclear stability. Among the techniques given ...
    • Characteristics of Strategy-Proof Fuzzy Choice 

      Gibilisco, Michael (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      This paper considers the strategic manipulation of fuzzy choice functions where both individuals and groups can choose alternatives to various degrees. Past efforts to model fuzzy choice and strategic manipulation have ...
    • Christian Base Communities in Peru: Lessons for North America 

      Rainwater, Conan (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)
      This research hopes to bridge the gap between the churches of North and South America by advocating for Christian base communities (CEBs) in North America. It is necessary to look at Catholic Action in conjunction with ...
    • Coffee With Cream: Growing Up Biracial With Latina and American Identities 

      Deatherage, Sofia (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
      Opening Paragraph|When Mom told me I should fill out "Hispanic" on those standardized test sheets, I did as I was told. Around 4th grade I started questioning if I could really do that though. I would ask her, "Mom, are ...
    • 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 ...
    • Contributing Factors to the Development of Alzheimer's Disease 

      Maluf, Rouba; Cardwell, Maeve (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of Dementia. The development of Alzheimer has been found to be influenced by certain factors. We focused on evaluating the influence exerted by those factors on the development ...
    • Creating a Better Environment: A Closer Look into the Environmental Justice Movement in the United States and Omaha, Nebraska 

      Hudson, Lizzie (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2019)
      Opening Paragraph|For years, the environment has been thought of in terms of the natural world. The environment has been kept separate from social studies and explored as a natural science. While it is true that the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Enacting Paid Family and Medical Leave Policy: A Quantitative Analysis Across the American States 

      Bever, Kathleen (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2019)
      Opening Paragraph|Paid family and medical leave policy is a topical policy debate in the United States. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 was enacted as an effort to address the lack of a uniform family and medical ...
    • Energy Consumption in Creighton University Residence Halls: Comparing Attitudes and Behaviors 

      Kelly, Sarah (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)
      “On U.S. college campuses, growing concerns since the 1960s have demanded that we become more knowledgeable about our impact on the environment.” (Ruckelshaus 455) This research has aimed to understand attitudes and ...
    • 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, ...
    • Evaluating Healthcare 

      Sterk, Kelsey (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      Health care is an essential aspect of our daily lives. We rely on it far more than we probably realize. In 2009, the United States spent 17.6% of the GDP on health care (Wilson). Across other developed countries, health ...
    • Evaluation of the Rethink Autism Program 

      Daszynski, Damian; Nelson, Kayla (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      The goal of this project/study is to examine the success of the Rethink Autism program by looking at improvements made by participating students. Performance levels based on different skills of individuals on the autism ...
    • 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 ...
    • An Exploration of Racial Bias in Medical Students' Pain Perceptions and Treatment Decisions 

      Hack, Jessica (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2019)
      Opening Paragraph|Health disparities among various racial and ethnic groups are prevalent in the United States, in part because racial and ethnic minorities often receive substandard medical treatment compared to White ...
    • 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 ...
    • Family Communication and its Effects on Child Developmental Progression 

      Rainforth, Paige (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)
      Because divorce rates are high in the United States, the current paper assesses how stepchildren may respond to the introduction of a stepparent, and at what age this introduction may make the most impact. The current study ...