Tuberculosis and the Asian Population of Tarrant County, Texas

Tuberculosis and the Asian Population of Tarrant County, Texas

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: McCallister, Jessica & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: The research in this paper examines the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) among foreign-born Asians living in Tarrant County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Photography in Colonial and Postcolonial India as an Agent of Cultural Dominance

Photography in Colonial and Postcolonial India as an Agent of Cultural Dominance

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Joyce, Megan & Owen, Lisa N.
Description: This paper discusses research on the use of photography in colonial India. The thesis of the paper is that British photographers, through their choice of subjects and editing of their works, created a romanticized image of India as the British wished to see it. More recent photography has focused on the reality of the lives of the Indian people. Thus photography has moved from functioning as an agent of colonial domination and political propaganda to a tool used to bring aid and compassion to those in need.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Truth in Context: Nietzsche's Affirmation of Tragic Morality

Truth in Context: Nietzsche's Affirmation of Tragic Morality

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Heister, Luke & Yaffe, Martin D.
Description: This paper discusses research on Friedrich Nietzsche's affirmation of tragic morality. In 'Ancient Tragedy and the Origins of Modern Science', Michael Davis states that the "beauty of tragedy is its presentation of the moral necessity of chance" (3). The work of Nietzsche, using metaphor and ambiguous, paradoxical language, can be decoded as a discussion regarding the human desire for, yet inability to reach, autonomy. Nietzsche, though flirting at times with the realization of establishing human autonomy, ultimately affirms the kind of morality relative to the ancient tragedian's worldview. Nietzsche develops this intellectual discussion through the means of conceptual thought experiments and an analysis of mythical archetypes.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Pediatric  and Maternal HIV in Texas Border Counties and Urban Area

Pediatric and Maternal HIV in Texas Border Counties and Urban Area

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Ho, Jessie & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: This paper examines the geography of pediatric HIV, HIV in women, and age at diagnosis of women in the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex, Houston-Galveston Area, and the colonias of Texas-Mexico border counties using the human ecology model. In addition, the study investigates the correlation of female HIV rates and female age at diagnosis with pediatric HIV. County-level morbidity data from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) from 1980-2009 are analyzed. Pediatric HIV and HIV in women have a strong positive correlation. The border counties have lower rates of HIV than do the urban areas, and have the youngest age at diagnosis, but have a higher pediatric HIV rate than Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex. Interventions should target preventing HIV in females.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
What Color Line? Discrimination and Ethnic Identity

What Color Line? Discrimination and Ethnic Identity

Date: March 30, 2006
Creator: Jones, Andrew & Nuñez-Janes, Mariela
Description: This paper was written based on an interview with a Hispanic professor. The informant was interviewed about his life, schooling, experiences as a professor, and specifically about being a Hispanic professional in higher education. These experiences are discussed, as well as the question of how discrimination affected the professor's preference for an ethnic label. The most important conclusion of this research is that people who do not experience a sense of feeling different based on their ethnicity are likely to accept a color-blind perspective of society. The paper briefly explores the political implications for people who support this model.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Subjectivity of State Legitimacy

The Subjectivity of State Legitimacy

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Siddiqi, Ahmed & Ruderman, Richard
Description: Paper on the subjectivity of state legitimacy.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Popular Resistance, Leadership Attitudes, and Turkish Accession to the European Union

Popular Resistance, Leadership Attitudes, and Turkish Accession to the European Union

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Dean, Tahirah & Breuning, Marijke
Description: This paper discusses research on popular resistance, leadership attitudes, and Turkish accession to the European Union (E.U.).
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
'Third World Artist': The Performance Art of Alexander Brener

'Third World Artist': The Performance Art of Alexander Brener

Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Nersesova, Lisa & Way, Jennifer
Description: This paper discusses research on the performance art of Alexander Brener.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Re-creating Mankind: The Philosophy and Actualization of the "New Soviet Man"

Re-creating Mankind: The Philosophy and Actualization of the "New Soviet Man"

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Savage, Jon & Velikanova, Olga V.
Description: This paper reports on the author's research, which is fundamentally an exploration into the dynamics of what has been conceptualized as the "New Soviet Man."
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Smoking, Secondhand Smoke, And Quitting: A Cessation Program

Smoking, Secondhand Smoke, And Quitting: A Cessation Program

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Settegast, Brandi & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: This paper discusses a research study that uses an education program designed to teach young women about the health effects of smoking, secondhand smoke, and the benefits of quitting.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College