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A Case Study Assessing Performance Differences between Economically Impacted African American and White Students in High School Algebra II Classes in the Tucson Unified School District

Description: This case study investigated the phenomenon of the black white test score gap by seeking to determine if there was a difference in the academic performance of African American students and their White peers. The determination of student academic performance was made using scores from second semester Algebra II classes at two high schools in the Tucson Unified School District. The data covered three academic years and was analyzed via SPSS (independent samples t-test, ANOVA, and a pairwise analysis) and content analysis for qualitative analysis. Findings revealed that there was no variance in the scores of African Americans and their White peers attending an affluent school; however African Americans attending a low-income school scored lower than all groups that were compared in this study.
Date: August 2020
Creator: Baker, Bennie W
Partner: UNT Libraries

They Called Him Buckskin Frank: The Life and Adventures of Nashville Franklyn Leslie

Description: Biographical account of Nashville Franklyn “Buckskin Frank” Leslie, a deadly gunfighter, describing where Leslie came from and how he died. Chapters describe his life in Arizona, including gun fights and people that he killed, his marriages, and other notable events. Index starts on page 233.
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Date: June 2018
Creator: DeMattos, Jack & Parsons, Chuck
Partner: UNT Press

Evening dress

Description: Evening dress of woven wool Pendleton blanket bodice and tan silk chiffon skirt. One shoulder style with pieced bodice; asymmetrical dropped waist. Sheer gathered skirt with built in knit half-slip. Left side zipper closure.
Date: 2018
Creator: Mike, Marisa
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Oral History Interview with Keven Ann Willey, November 7, 2017

Description: Interview with Keven Ann Willey, a former editorial page editor at the Dallas Morning News. She describes her childhood and education as well as her career path and various projects that she worked on as a college student and as a professional.
Date: November 7, 2017
Creator: Willey, Keven Ann; Wise, Hannah & Higgins, Claire
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
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Happy Hunting Ground

Description: Collection of popular folklore from Central and South America, including Mexican ballads, primitive art, cowboy dances, reptile myths, superstitions, Indian pictographs, and other folktales. The index begins on page 127.
Date: 2017
Creator: Texas Folklore Society & Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press
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Singers and Storytellers

Description: Collection of popular folklore of Texas, including personal anecdotes about storytellers and singers, as well as folk songs, myths, and ghost stories. The index begins on page 295.
Date: 2017
Creator: Boatright, Mody C.
Partner: UNT Press
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Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2016

Description: Report discussing climate change and resilient communities in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Part of a series of annual reports prepared by the Good Neighbor Environmental Board for the President and Congress of the United States.
Date: December 2016
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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OSHA State Plans: In Brief, with Examples from California and Arizona

Description: This report examines various state plans under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), which authorizes states to establish their own occupational safety and health plans and preempt standards established and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA must approve state plans if they are "at least as effective" as OSHA's standards and enforcement. The report provides specific examples from California and Arizona
Date: June 3, 2016
Creator: Szymendera, Scott D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Gretchen Legler and Ruth Hill, July 14, 2015

Description: Interview with Gretchen Legler from Salt Lake City, Utah, and her partner Ruth Hill, from Woburn, Massachusetts, both homesteaders. Legler and Hill discuss their respective families, upbringing, their interest in animals and the environment, the influence of their families, traveling to Anatarctica, Alaska, and other places, meeting one another and developing a relationship, returning to New England and developing a farm, neighbors and the local community, and slaughtering and the ethics of meat.
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Date: July 14, 2015
Creator: Pomerleau, Clark A.; Hill, Ruth & Legler, Gretchen
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Transcript of Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities Hearing: January 12-13, 2015

Description: Transcript of a deliberation meeting held by the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) held January 12-13, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. This meeting was convened for Commission members to discuss the issues of defining and counting child abuse and neglect fatalities and to explore recommendations for addressing them.
Date: 2015-01-12/2015-01-13
Creator: CQ Transcriptions
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2014

Description: Report discussing the ecology restoration activities in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Part of a series of annual reports prepared by the Good Neighbor Environmental Board for the President and Congress of the United States.
Date: December 2014
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Saguaro Cactus and Joshua Trees

Description: Front cover of the spring 2013 issue of The Hexagon, which features an image of a saguaro cactus and joshua trees at a location in northwest Arizona along highway US 93. The inside cover contains a table of contents, a staff list, an editorial, and details about the cover photograph.
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Oral History Interview with Lisa Jane Lachance-Skier, March 14, 2013

Description: Interview with Lisa Jane Lachance-Skier, a Air Force veteran from Phoenix, Arizona. Lachance-Skier discusses growing up, participating in Junior ROTC, enlisting in the Air Force in 1976, experiences as a woman in a newly integrated Air Force, sexual harassment and assault in the military, service in England, attending ROTC and becoming an officer, her marriage, service in Germany, her work during the Gulf War, being forced out as part of a personnel drawdown, transitioning to the civilian world and her post-Air Force career, her involvement in the Grace After Fire program for assisting female veterans, problems facing female veterans and lack of support, the 2014 lifting of the combat ban on women in the US armed forces, the WASPs, and advice for servicewomen. In appendix is a summary of Lachance-Skier's USAF career, three photos of her Meritorious Service Medal certificates, and a Grace After Fire booklet.
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Date: March 14, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Lachance-Skier, Lisa Jane
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law

Description: This report discusses the authority of state and local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law through the investigation and arrest of persons believed to have violated such laws. It describes current provisions in federal law that permit state and local police to enforce immigration law directly; analyzes major cases concerning the ability of states and localities to assist in immigration enforcement, including the Supreme Court's ruling in Arizona v. United States; and briefly examines opinions on the issue by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) within the Department of Justice. This report does not discuss legal issues raised by state and local measures intended to supplement federal immigration laws through the imposition of additional criminal or civil penalties.
Date: September 10, 2012
Creator: Garcia, Michael John & Manuel, Kate M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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State Efforts to Deter Unauthorized Aliens: Legal Analysis of Arizona's S.B. 1070

Description: On April 23, 2010, Arizona enacted S.B. 1070, which is designed to discourage and deter the entry or presence of aliens who lack lawful status under federal immigration law. This report discusses this piece of legislation and some of the notable preemption issues raised by its provisions. Where relevant, it examines the district court's ruling that the federal government is likely to succeed on the merits of its arguments that certain sections of S.B. 1070 are preempted by federal law. It also discusses other preemption issues potentially raised by S.B. 1070 or similar legislation, including some issues that were not expressly addressed by the district court in its preliminary ruling.
Date: September 14, 2010
Creator: Manuel, Kate M.; Garcia, Michael John & Eig, Larry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Impacts of Comprehensive Climate and Energy Policy Options on the U.S. Economy

Description: This study compiles and updates the findings of 16 comprehensive state climate action plans and extrapolates the results to the nation. The study then takes those results and using a widely accepted econometric model projects the national impact of these policies on employment, incomes, gross domestic product (GDP) and consumer energy prices. Finally, using the bottom-up data developed by the states and aggregated here, the study models the national impact of major features of the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill under consideration in Congress in 2010. These state action plans and supporting assessments were proposed by over 1,500 stakeholders and technical work group experts appointed by 16 governors and state legislatures to address climate, energy and economic needs through comprehensive, fact-based, consensus-driven, climate action planning processes conducted over the past five years with facilitative and technical assistance by the Center for Climate Strategies. Findings show potential national improvements from implementation of a top set of 23 major sector-based policies and measures drawn from state plans.
Date: July 2010
Creator: Center for Climate Strategies
Partner: UNT Libraries
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State Efforts to Deter Unauthorized Aliens: Legal Analysis of Arizona's S.B. 1070

Description: This report discusses the major provisions of S.B.1070, as modified by H.B. 2162, and the legal and constitutional considerations possibly implicated by their implementation. The report focuses primarily on those provisions that require state enforcement of federal immigration law and impose criminal penalties for immigration-related conduct, and discusses preemption issues that might be raised by these measures.
Date: May 3, 2010
Creator: Garcia, Michael J.; Eig, Larry M. & Kim, Yule
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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