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Abriendo Puertas Hacia el Futuro: The Road Toward Becoming an Educator
This paper discusses The Oral History Project and research on becoming an educator. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84362/
Analysis of the Effects the Tragedies and Illnesses of Frida Kahlo Had on her Artwork
Poster presented at the 2010 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on the effects that the tragedies and illnesses of Frida Kahlo had on her artwork. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86100/
Arabtinos: A Look Into The Hybrid Arab And Hispanic Culture In The United States
This presentation discusses research on the hybrid Arab and Hispanic culture in the United States. For this poster, the author's research focuses on understanding the customs and traditions of the two separate cultures respectively and how the two cultures blend together socially, culturally, and linguistically. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86844/
Bishnoi: An Eco-Theological "New Religious Movement" In The Indian Desert
This article discusses the authors fieldwork with the Bishnois. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29807/
Black Means??? An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Martin Heidegger's Theory on Language
This presentation discusses research on the philosophical connotations of words. Philosophy of language allows us to examine how language has been used to shape, establish and solidify cultures. As we use the tools offered us by philosophers who have studied language, we will be able to explore the language that accompanied the creation of racial categories and the role that it has played in American society. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc93254/
Bollywood and Beyond: Hinduism Changing the World
This article discusses Hinduism. The ideals of Hinduism, such as pluralism, dharma, ritam, and nonviolence hold important lessons for the future of Hinduism in particular and for humanity in general. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38887/
A Comparative Study of Children and Their Attitudes Towards Violence
Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses a comparative research study of children and their attitudes towards violence. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86829/
The Cosmic Dance of Obama-Raja on Newsweek
This article discusses an image that appears on the front cover of Newsweek magazine that depicts President Barack Obama in the cosmic dance pose of the Hindu deity Lord Nataraja (some have called it the Obama-Raja posture). Within a matter of hours after Newsweek depicted this image on its website, several Hindu organizations, Hindu websites, Hindus on social media sites, started reacting to this portrayal of one of their major gods. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29810/
Cultural Memory and Heirloom Seeds: The Foundation of Local Food Systems
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on the Food We Eat. This presentation discusses heirloom seeds and covers information about the Foundation of Local Food Systems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67605/
Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners
This article discusses dharmic ecology. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38896/
The Dharmic Method to Save the Planet
This article discusses environmentalism and ways in which dharmic methods can help save the planet. While most Americans are familiar with the terms such as "yoga" and "Bollywood," Indian perspectives toward the ecology seem to be largely unknown. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38892/
Discussing the validity of a guest worker program in the United States
This presentation discusses research on the validity of a guest worker program in the United States. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86888/
Discussion of the Validity of a Guest Worker Program in the United States
This paper offers a discussion on research on the validity of a guest worker program in the United States. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86950/
DNA Profiling -- Forensics' Secret Weapon: A Work in Progress
Poster presented at the 2009 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on DNA profiling. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86152/
Do I Look Illegal? Undocumented Latino/a Students and the Challenges of Life in the Shadows
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Unauthorized Immigration. This presentation discusses illegal immigration and the challenges for undocumented Latino/a students. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67614/
Educating Latinos in the United States: The Need for Exposure, Resources, and Cultural Understanding
This presentation discusses research on education for Latinos in the United States. Comparing national statistics, Latino research studies, and an in-depth interview with one Latina faculty member, several pertinent issues such as funding, adequate resources, and tolerance of Latino identity emerged as crucial elements of a quality education. The informant's unique position as a participant, educator, and active parent within the education system provided a positive, objective analysis. This presentation explores how many Latino disparities could be alleviated through exposure to quality higher education and the associated benefits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86937/
Educating Latinos in the United States: The Need for Exposure, Resources, and Cultural Understanding
This paper discusses research on education for Latinos in the United States. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84371/
The Education of a Latin American Student in the United States: Diversity, Identity, and Assimilation
This presentation discusses research examining the immigration of a young girl into the United States from South America and her experiences of becoming a part of American society. The authors' research centered on an individual who embraced her Latin roots and gained a desire "not to study exotic others, but why others exoticised her." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86896/
The Education of a Latin American Student in the United States: Diversity, Identity, and Assimilation
This paper discusses the education of a Latin American student in the United States. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84344/
Educational Trajectories of Latino/a Students
This presentation discusses research on the educational trajectories of Latino/a students. This project involves investigating Latino/a students in the United States, the Chicano/a and Latino/a Oral History Project, and developing a methodology to study their educational trajectory. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86907/
English As A Second Language In A Global Study
This presentation discusses a research study on English as a second language (ESL). The purpose of this study is to compare how ESL is taught and to examine the effects of English acquisition on a receptor's opinion and attitude of English learning and application. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc93268/
Exploring Concerns of Social Justice in the Education of Minority Language Students within Rural Communities
Poster presented at the 2011 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster explores research concerning social justice in the education of minority language students within rural communities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86765/
Facilitators and Inhibitors to Self-Maintenance for Type II Diabetics
This presentation discusses research on managing diabetes, and specifically what the facilitators and inhibitors are to self-maintenance of Type II diabetes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86858/
Facilitators and Inhibitors to Self-Maintenance for Type II Diabetics
Poster presented at the 2008 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on facilitators and inhibitors to self-maintenance for Type II diabetics. The major research goal is to understand factors that contribute positively or negatively to adherence for Type II diabetes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86839/
The Geography of HIV in Harris County, Texas, 1999-2003
This paper discusses research on the geography of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Harris County, Texas from 1999-2003. Abstract: This research examines the geography of HIV in Harris County, Texas and the factors associated with areas of high prevalence. Zip code-level prevalence rates obtained from the Texas State Department of Health for 1999-2003 is the dependent variable, while education, race/ethnicity, and income taken from the 2000 Census are used as explanatory variables with Spearman's rank correlation analysis. The results suggest that race/ethnicity, level of education, and income have significant relationships with the HIV rate in Harris County Zip codes. Zip codes with a high percentage of African Americans, a high percentage of adults with an education level of eighth grade or less, and a high percentage of people with income below the poverty line, tend to have higher HIV rates. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86941/
The Geography of HIV in Harris County, Texas, 1999-2003
This presentation discusses research examining the geography of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Harris County, Texas and the factors associated with areas of high prevalence. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86876/
The Hindu Method to Save the Planet
This paper discusses the Hindu religion and elements of ecology that relate to this religion. It describes some of the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and describes how these are important spiritually and ecologically. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29811/
Images of The American Indian in Hollywood Film and Impact Upon Identity
Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on images of The American Indian in Hollywood films. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86689/
Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources
This paper presents a research study conducted at UNT. The UNT Libraries partnered with the Department of Anthropology at UNT to conduct ethnographic research of how UNT students use the electronic library services. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32899/
Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources
This paper presents a research study conducted at UNT. The UNT Libraries partnered with the Department of Anthropology at UNT to conduct ethnographic research of how UNT students use the electronic library services. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32898/
Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources
This presentation presents a research study conducted at UNT. The UNT Libraries partnered with the Department of Anthropology at UNT to conduct ethnographic research of how UNT students use the electronic library services. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32886/
Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources
This presentation presents a research study conducted at UNT. The UNT Libraries partnered with the Department of Anthropology at UNT to conduct ethnographic research of how UNT students use the electronic library services. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32888/
In the Pursuit of Healthcare: Choices in a Semi-Nomadic Community
This presentation discusses research on healthcare among people living within a Renaissance Festival community. In this presentation, the author explores the healthcare choices and the reasons Renaissance Festival community members choose particular options. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86882/
Indology and Marxist Hermeneutics
This article discusses Indology and Marxist Hermeneutics. Although Indian civilization has been one of the most extensively researched fields in the Western Humanities departments, it remains one of the most misinterpreted subjects. Scholars have applied various theories and methods to study this ancient field. However, often their analyses and interpretations fail to do justice to this complex tradition. In the name of "scientific objectivity", they have often applied their own subjective bias. In this paper, I endeavor to demonstrate how the theories of Marx have misinterpreted Indian culture. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36302/
An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Martin Heidegger's Theory of Language
This paper discusses research on the philosophical connotations of words. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc94292/
Irony and the 'yoga wars'
This article discusses the debated topic of whether yoga is a Hindu or Secular practice. It discusses the word Hindu and and some misconceptions about Hinduism, the root of yoga, and the potential causes and impacts of how and why this subject is being debated. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30423/
Jainism, Dharma, and Environmental Ethics
This article discusses the absence of a formal category of environmental ethics in Jainism and explores Jainism's historical relationship to environmental ethics. It also compares Jainist perspectives on the consumption of natural resources with other lifestyles. From the few examples of Jain "environmentalism", this article also seeks to redefine the categories such as "religion" and "environmental ethics", especially as they are applied to the non-Western parts of the world such as the Jains in India. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30424/
Making Space for Inclusion: A Case Study About A Latina Anthropologist
This presentation discusses research on a case study about a Latina anthropologist. In this presentation, the author explains the historical background, the significance of the research, and the methodology for the case study. The presentation also gives information on the case study, the findings, and the conclusions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86906/
Mosquito Hall: Ethnic Labels and Social Injustices Within the Public School System
This presentation discusses research that explores two important issues relevant to understanding Latino identity and educational achievement: ethnic labels and educational injustices. The methodology used in an open-ended interview of a Latina graduate student. This interview was part of an ongoing oral history project for ANTH 3100: Latinos in the US. The interview provided insight into what Latinos experience in today's society. The results were enlightening and disturbingly revealing. Latinos face a great deal of trials and tribulations with the educational system. They have to juggle a double consciousness along with educational odds that make the attainment of a good education a great obstacle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86895/
Mosquito Hall: Ethnic Labels and Social Injustices Within the Public School System
The research outlined in this paper explores two important issues relevant to understanding Latino identity and educational achievement: ethnic labels and educational injustices. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc94286/
NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: The Law and Ethics of the Kennewick Man Controversy
This presentation discusses research on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the law and ethics of the Kennewick Man. On the bank of the Columbia River in 1996, the remains of a Native American man were found and dated to 9,300 years ago. NAGPRA mandates that tribes be notified when Native American remains are found. Tribes were not notified of these remains; however the remains were found to be "culturally unaffiliated". The remains are currently being stored at the Burke Museum, after the courts ruled against the Utamilla tribe. This presentation discusses these remains and examines the legal factors and legislation on remains. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86921/
Notes on the Reality of Archaeological Data: Two Zooarchaeological Case Studies from the Northern Rio Grande Region of New Mexico
This presentation discusses research on archaeology. Public and academic perception of archaeology is unstructured. Members of the general public view archaeologists as key holders to the past, and members of "harder sciences" view archaeology as a pseudoscience. Both of these observations are problematic for the integrity of archaeological research and the field as a whole. Two case studies from the Northern Rio Grande (NRG) region of New Mexico show the limitations of zooarchaeological data. Principles derived from these case studies can help assuage overconfidence from the general public, as well as members of the archaeological community, and can ease excessive caution from members of the "harder sciences" in regard to archaeological conclusions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc93233/
Reinterpreting Yaj├▒a as Vedic Sacrifice
This paper is about reinterpreting yajna as Vedic sacrifice. Vedic rituals, yajnas, were one of the most important socio-religious activities in Vedic India. In this article, the author endeavors to problematize the term "sacrifice," which is often used to translate the word yajna in Indological writings. Although Monier-Williams (MW) dictionary defines yajnas as - "worship, devotion, prayer, praise; act of worship or devotion, offering, oblation, sacrifice (the former meanings prevailing in Veda, the latter in post-Vedic literature)", some of the primary meanings of the word yajna seem to have been sidelined with the scholarly emphasis on "sacrifice" as the chief interpretation. Several Vedicists have already expressed their disapprovals with equating yajna with sacrifice. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38897/
Renunciation and Non-Renunciation in Indian Films
This article reviews the renunciation and non-renunciation in Indian films. Renunciation is one of the most widely studied subjects among Indic traditions. The image of a half-naked ascetic with a stick in one hand and a begging bowl in other has captured the attention of scholars more often than the mundane householder. Whereas the ascetic captured the imagination with his (and sometimes her) individualistic spirit rebelling against the maligned caste hierarchy, the householder has been seen as a poor creature living a routine life according to the rules dictated by the caste (varna) and the stage in life (ashrama). The author reviews several films to analyze the portrayal of ascetics and householders, but cannot claim that the review is encyclopedic because there are so many films with variations on this theme. All of the films introduced here were made by Indian filmmakers except for two Hollywood films, the Householder (1963) and Siddhartha (1972), that were filmed in India with an Indian cast and story. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38893/
[Review] Biodivinity and Biodiversity: The Limits to Religious Environmentalism
This book review discusses 'Biodivinity and Biodiversity: The Limits to Religious Environmentalism' by Emma Tomalin, a book about religion and ecology. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36299/
[Review] Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition
This book review discusses 'Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition' by Bhaskar Sarkar. The book examines the political truncation of India at the end of British colonial rule in 1947. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc36294/
Studying Distance Students: Methods, Findings, Actions
This paper discusses the needs of distance learners. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83798/
Swadhyaya's Dharmic Ecology
This paper is a summary of an essay by the author titled "Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners". It discusses the Swadhyayis and their Vrksamandiras, or tree-temples, and dharmic ecology. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29808/
Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings
This article discusses diverse theologies in Hinduism and describes ten important Hindu teachings on the environment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29809/
Toward an Understanding of Contemporary Professional Culture
This presentation discusses research on understanding contemporary professional culture. In the summer of 2010, the author embarked on an applied anthropology project to study the American professional culture of shoe repair. The project was funded by UNT's McNair Program, with guidance by Dr. Ann Jordan of UNT's Anthropology department. This qualitative study utilized anthropological methods to investigate this rapidly diminishing group and the reasons for its precipitous decline. The project had two methods of participant recruitment: in-store encounters, and attendance at the Shoe Service Institute of America's 2010 convention in Oklahoma City. Twenty-one participants were gathered from shoe repair establishments in the Dallas-Fort Worth are and an additional twenty-eight participants were located at the convention. The research uncovered the adaptive strategies employed by the shoe repair industry to remain a viable business in a consumption-driven market economy. In a future guaranteed to have fewer resources, shoe repair may see a resurgence as the public begins to value the services of shoe repair experts once more. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc93300/
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