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Torture: A Threat-Based Perspective - A Work in Progress

Torture: A Threat-Based Perspective - A Work in Progress

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Sowell, Marsha & Meernik, James David
Description: This poster discusses research on torture. The authors suggest threat is the determining factor behind torture; torture is provisional. The authors argue that the more threatened a state feels, the more likely they are to participate in the act of torture. These assumptions will be tested through an empirical and quantitative analysis on the compliance of CAT member states over time.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Transitioning Coal-fired Power Plants into Combined Solar and Wind Energy Power Plants

Transitioning Coal-fired Power Plants into Combined Solar and Wind Energy Power Plants

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Brown, Megan & Verrill, Diane
Description: This poster discusses research on transitioning coal-fired power plants into combined solar and wind energy power plants. Using a combination of solar power during the day and wind energy at night, the author is attempting to eliminate coal from society's energy equation by transforming coal-fired power plants into renewable energy based power plants.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Using Calibrated Peer Review to Facilitate Writing Assignments in Large Classes

Using Calibrated Peer Review to Facilitate Writing Assignments in Large Classes

Date: March 28, 2012
Creator: Ishiyama, John & Watson, Wendy
Description: This poster discusses a project using Calibrated Peer Review (CPR). CPR is a web-based instructional tool. CPR assignments require students to write an essay, evaluated three 'canned' calibration essays on the same topic, evaluate three of their peers' essays, and finally evaluate their own essay. The authors' goal was to determine whether the CPR process improves student learning of the essay content and whether the CPR process improves student writing.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
What Are the Most Important Factors For Maximizing Fan Attendance at Sporting Events?

What Are the Most Important Factors For Maximizing Fan Attendance at Sporting Events?

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Sierra, William & Verrill, Diane
Description: This poster discusses research that pertains to fan attendance in sporting events. Its goal is to answer the question "what factors affect fan attendance?" This research seeks to find the balance in winning and suspense along with other variables that may affect attendance.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
When the Chief Dissents: Examining the Effect of Instiutional and Administrative Responsibilities, 1946-2008

When the Chief Dissents: Examining the Effect of Instiutional and Administrative Responsibilities, 1946-2008

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Redding, Kory & Collins, Paul M.
Description: This paper discusses research examining the effect of institutional and administrative responsibilities of Supreme Court Justices.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
When the Chief Dissents: Exploring Consensus-Building on the U.S. Supreme Court, 1946-2005

When the Chief Dissents: Exploring Consensus-Building on the U.S. Supreme Court, 1946-2005

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Redding, Kory & Collins, Paul M.
Description: This presentation discusses research on consensus-building on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1946 to 2005. The authors present information on the Supreme Court and related research and pose three research questions: (1) Have any of Stone's successors attempted to reestablish the norm of consensus? (2) How often do contemporary chief justices dissent from the majority? (3) When the chief justice does dissent, does he give voice to his concerns by authoring an opinion or does he join another justice's opinion?
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Who Are These Unauthorized Immigrants and What Are We Going To Do About Them?

Who Are These Unauthorized Immigrants and What Are We Going To Do About Them?

Date: April 13, 2011
Creator: Martinez-Ebers, Valerie
Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Unauthorized Immigration. This presentation discusses immigration in the United States, unauthorized immigration, and policies in place on immigration.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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