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    • 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 ...
    • "Feminism" and Feminism: A Rhetorical Criticism of Emma Watson's Address to the U.N. 

      Batterson, Courtney (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2015)
      This analysis uses metaphor criticism to decipher how metaphors function in Emma Watson’s address to the UN. Metaphor criticism proves useful in this critique because it can be used to determine the rhetor’s motive, to ...
    • “The Fight for Women’s Reproductive Rights” Planned Parenthood’s Rhetorical Response to the Trump Administration 

      Nelson, Kiley (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)
      Opening Paragraph|In the midst of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, during a Republican debate in Houston on February 25, 2016, he promised to defund Planned Parenthood “because of the abortion factor, which they say ...
    • Finding the Flaws in Wykstra's Formulation of Skeptical Theism: An Alternative Argument for Atheism 

      Hall, Megan (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      At first glance the argument for skeptical theism as formulated by Stephen Wysktra seems to be acceptable reasoning in support of theism despite the problem of evil. On further examination, however, the argument only briefly ...
    • Fuzzy Math to Determine Which States Are More Likely to Consume Meat 

      Ladley, Melanie (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      For this research project I used fuzzy math to determine which of the 5o United States would be most likely to consume meat based on several factors. Experts ranked the factors 1 to 5, 1 being least likely to consume meat ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Approach to Hollywood Blockbusters 

      Holland, Evan; Ruchensky, Jared (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      The purpose of this project was to measure the most pertinent aspects of the top ten grossing films of all time to develop an equation that can be utilized to predict success of future films or, "Hollywood Blockbusters." ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model for United States Economic Growth 

      Carlson, Christopher (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      Economic growth in the United States has fluctuated greatly since the 17th century when the colonies were first established. Over this time the United States has risen to become the largest economy in the world. Despite ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of College Freshman Weight Gain 

      Fischer, Chelsea (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      We use fuzzy mathematics to develop a system for measuring how well a United States college or university is helping to prevent weight gain and increase awareness of health among its incoming freshman. The methodology ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of How Revenue Affects Teams' League Position in English Soccer Premier League 

      D'sa, Shane (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      The model of how revenue affects the different teams in the English Premier League measures the earnings position, ownership net worth, international revenue, and transfer spending. We use different methods to determine ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of Oral Health Aid Allocation 

      Hartjes, Jennifer; Grzelak, Michael (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2014)
      Tooth decay is a widespread problem that cuts across economic and geographic lines. Cases of untreated tooth decay can lead to loss of productivity and more serious health concerns. Many organizations are attempting to ...