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Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence, Book Presentation by Gerald E. Poyo

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
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This flyer promotes the event "Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence, Book Presentation by Gerald E. Poyo" cosponsored by FIU's Department of History and the San Carlos Institute. This event was held at the San Carlos Institute in Key West.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1067/thumbnail.jpg

Third Conference on Reconciliation & Change: The Importance of Dignity [Invitation]

Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
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This is an invitation for the "Third Conference on Reconciliation & Change: The Importance of Dignity" by the Cuba Study Group's Reconciliation Project in partnership with Beyond Conflict and hosted by Miami-Dade College.; http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/cri_events/1069/thumbnail.jpg

Lecture by Michael Brenson, given at Florida International University, 1999

Brenson, Michael
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Michael Brenson discusses the work and life of Luis Jimenez. Discussion of several of Jimenez's sculptures include "Steel Worker" , "Bomb" , "The Quiet Old Woman with Cat", "Barfly" and others. Introduction by Dahlia Morgan.

Lecture by Lawrence Small, given at Florida International University, January 12, 2001

Small, Lawrence
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Lawrence Small discusses the initiatives of the Smithsonian, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum's travelling exhibits and collaborations with Florida International University. University President Modesto Maidique speaks. Introduction and welcoming remarks by Dahlia Morgan.

A Case Study in Crisis Management: Le Petit Gourmet Catering

O'Halloran, Robert M.
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The skills of crisis management are more and more valuable in the food service industry. How a manager handles a crisis can spell the difference between success and failure. Finding a good model for crisis management is difficult. The author offers a case study to introduce one such model.

Food Services Styles in Chinese Hotels: Traditions and Tourism Pressures Merge

Cai, Liping A.; Ninemeier, Jack D.
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Tourist often want to experience their hosts' culture including cuisines. Their reactions can be negatively influenced by vastly different customs which confront them. What can be done, for example, when traditional food serving styles violate the tourist's sanitation standards? The authors discuss a Chinese case study-- and tell what hoteliers in China gace done to make good serving more desirable, with minimal compromise to culinary traditions.

Crossing Boundaries to Education: Haitian Transnational Families and the Quest to Raise the Family Up

Nicholas, Tekla
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Nearly 175, 000 Haitian immigrants have settled in South Florida since the 1970s. Their lives are often lived transnationally with persistent connections and obligations to family members in Haiti. Yet, traditional theories of immigrant assimilation focus on the integration of immigrants into host countries, giving little consideration to relationships and activities that extend into migrants' countries of origin. Conversely, studies of transnational families do not explicitly address incorporation into the receiving country. This dissertation, through the experiences of Haitian immigrants in South Florida, reveals a transnational quest “to raise the family up” through migration, remittances, and the pursuit of higher levels of education. I argue that familial duties and obligations, which have cultural foundations in the Haitian lakou, structure the activities of Haitian transnational families as they pursue socioeconomic advancement through migration and education. With the support of transnational families, many students cross boundaries to academic achievement and improve their opportunities for socioeconomic mobility in the US. With higher levels of education, these individuals contributed to a more favorable incorporation into the United States for their extended families...

A Deconstruction of Elie Wiesel's The Time of the Uprooted

Carbonell, Cristina T.
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This thesis explores the implications of bearing witness as testimony, and the recuperation of community and identity in the wake of exile. Through a close reading of Elie Wiesel’s The Time of the Uprooted, alongside the theories of Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy (among others), I argue that a True Testimony cannot exist, and yet despite this fact, there is a necessity to bear witness in the face of the Other. The realization suggests an imperative of a different order—one that steps back from the very notion of truth, to instead accept the impossibility of truth in any act of witnessing. By comparing Wiesel’s metaphysical framework to post-structural philosophies, I am able to blur the lines between an exile’s metaphysical feelings of isolation and strangeness from both others and themselves to the effects of recognizing and accepting that all language is différance.

A New method for Testing Normality based upon a Characterization of the Normal Distribution

Melbourne, Davayne A
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The purposes of the thesis were to review some of the existing methods for testing normality and to investigate the use of generated data combined with observed to test for normality. The approach to testing for normality is in contrast to the existing methods which are derived from observed data only. The test of normality proposed follows a characterization theorem by Bernstein (1941) and uses a test statistic D*, which is the average of the Hoeffding’s D-Statistic between linear combinations of the observed and generated data to test for normality. Overall, the proposed method showed considerable potential and achieved adequate power for many of the alternative distributions investigated. The simulation results revealed that the power of the test was comparable to some of the most commonly used methods of testing for normality. The test is performed with the use of a computer-based statistical package and in general takes a longer time to run than some of the existing methods of testing for normality.

Understanding rapport-building in investigative interviews: Does rapport's effect on witness memory and suggestibility depend on the interviewer?

Kieckhaefer, Jenna M
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Most investigative interviewing protocols, including the National Institute of Justice’s 1999 guidelines on collecting eyewitness evidence, recommend building rapport with cooperative witnesses to increase the quality and quantity of details obtained at recall. To date, only three published articles have empirically addressed the effects of rapport-building on adult witness memory, and all suggest an increase in witness accuracy under certain conditions. However, to our knowledge no research has addressed the importance of the investigator when building rapport and whether rapport can increase witness susceptibility to suggestive-leading questions – the aim of the current research. Specifically, this project examined the effects of change in interviewer between rapport and retrieval, and the effects of interviewer suggestion after rapport eyewitness memory accuracy. Participant witnesses (N=198) viewed a videotaped mock convenience store robbery followed by rapport-building or a standard police interview about non-crime related details (rapport manipulation). One week later all participants were interviewed about the mock crime they witnessed either by the same or a different interviewer (interviewer manipulation). All witnesses were interviewed about the mock crime using open-ended questions about the event...

Gender In Motion: Negotiating Bengali Social Statuses Across Time and Territories

Chaudhuri, Mayurakshi
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Hindu Indian Bengalis as an ethno-linguistic and transnational group have negotiated their social locations historically, contemporaneously, and transnationally. In this dissertation, I examine and argue how transnational migration is the most recent in a long line of Bengali strategies to negotiate their social location vis-à-vis other populations in India. Since the early years of the nineteenth century, in Bengal specifically, a series of socio-political dynamics have reshaped and reconstituted Bengali social status. These dynamics can be observed across various geographic scales - national, regional, and local -- and have continued to inform their contemporary gender relations. En route to this examination, the dissertation exposes assumptions about who constitutes families, problematizes "family" centrally en route to examining spousal relations among Indian-Bengalis. I have examined the lived realities and experiences of migrant spouses in the U.S. and their family living in India amidst differing—and often conflicting-- imaginaries and practices of families. Through my work, I thus illustrate that family and marriage relations can be, and often are, strategic and fluid even as many people view them as structural and enduring. Over time...

Mother and their Children: Harry Potter and Melanie Klein

Mur, Kristina
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This thesis analyzes the mother-child relationship in the Harry Potter novels by using Melanie Klein’s object-relation based theory. I argue the mothers and their relationship with their offspring represent fragments of a whole complicated psyche. The characters are not analyzed as individuals, but instead as pieces, sometimes multiple pieces, of a whole psyche. When these characters and novels are taken together, a whole, multi-faceted person comes into view. Rowling depicts both good and bad mothers, and children who characterize different positions according to Klein. These positions are the paranoid-schizoid position with Harry Potter and the depressive position with Sirius Black and Rubeus Hagrid. Although the series suggests a developmental arc or a coming of age story within fantasy literature, there is no linear progression; instead, there are disruptive positions without development.

Investigating Miami English-Spanish Bilinguals' Treatment of English Deictic Verbs of Motion

Verde, Erica
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This investigation focused on the treatment of English deictic verbs of motion by Spanish-English bilinguals in Miami. Although English and Spanish share significant overlap of the spatial deixis system, they diverge in important aspects. It is not known how these verbs are processed by bilinguals. Thus, this study examined Spanish-English bilinguals’ interpretation of the verbs come, go, bring, and take in English. Forty-five monolingual English speakers and Spanish-English bilinguals participated. Participants were asked to watch video clips depicting motion events and to judge the acceptability of accompanying narrations spoken by the actors in the videos. Analyses showed that, in general, monolinguals and bilinguals patterned similarly across the deictic verbs come, bring, go and take. However, they did differ in relation to acceptability of word order for verbal objects. Also, bring was highly accepted by all language groups across all goal paths, possibly suggesting an innovation in its use.

The Examination of the Relationships Among Secondary Principals’ Leadership Behaviors, School Climate, and Student Achievement in an Urban Context

Rhoden, Valmarie
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School principals’ leadership is key to successful school reform, as is increased student achievement. This nonexperimental ex post facto study tested relationships among secondary school principals’ leadership behaviors, school climate, and student achievement. Of 165 secondary school principals from the three largest school districts in South Florida, 58 completed three online survey instruments: the Leadership Practices Inventory, School Climate Inventory-Revised, and researcher-designed Demographic Questionnaire. Student achievement was measured by students’ scores on the reading and mathematics Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests. Three null hypotheses tested relationships among (a) five principals’ leadership behaviors and seven domains of school climate; (b) principals’ leadership behaviors and student achievement; and (c) principals’ leadership behaviors, school climate, and student achievement. Multiple linear regressions were used to determine the degree to which the independent variables predicted the dependent variables for the first two hypotheses. ANOVAs tested possible group differences between the demographic and research variables as controls for the third hypothesis. Partial correlational analyses tested the strength and direction of relationships among leadership behaviors...

Essays in Open Economy Macroeconomics

Unal, Umut
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This dissertation raises a number of policy concerns from a macroeconomic policy point of view and provides additional insights and implications in terms of the effects of fiscal policy and its macroeconomic effects that have kept the open economy macroeconomics literature busy since the early 2000s. The first essay develops a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model for analyzing the impact of various capital income tax policies in a small open economy that is populated by households possessing endogenous time preferences. I contribute to the literature by studying the impacts of: i) anticipated tax shocks under stochastically growing output, ii) stochastic tax shocks under deterministic output, on a dynamic general equilibrium framework. With the model's specifications, this is the first attempt to integrate uncertainty in the study of taxation and welfare. The results suggest that under certain conditions welfare paradoxes may exist, in the sense that increases in tax instruments may improve welfare. The second essay characterizes the dynamic effects of net tax and government spending shocks on prices, interest rate, GDP and its private components in four OECD countries using structural vector autoregressive regressions (SVAR) approach. For the first time in this literature...

New Jellium Model for Alkali Metals and its Future Applications to Metal Clusters

Matranca, Guillermo
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This research develops a new method for understanding the properties of materials. The new method was applied to alkali metals to examine how well it can predict the Wigner-Seitz radius, rs. Pseudo-potentials for the individual atoms were generated and utilized to obtain the interaction energy within these metals. The system involves 4 coulombic charges; two of them are the result of the neutral atom (one valence electron and one positive core charge for alkali atoms) and the other two are background charges of equal and opposite amount. This coulombic interaction will behave differently depending on the element that composes the system. There are four groups of energy for this system. One of them has the appearance of the Jellium model, which is solved with Density Functional Theory. From the other three groups, one of them will alter the minimum of the Jellium model for different elements in the system. This group is partially calculated with the help of Ewald summation. This calculation exemplifies that bcc is favored since it is lower in energy than fcc, which is in agreement with experiments for alkali metals. The correction to this energy will be due to the core electrons' interaction with a uniform negative charge background. This new method will also be beneficial to calculate the ground state energy of clusters by introducing surface boundaries in the system.

Forging Professional Public Health Nursing in a Southern State: Florida's Public Health Nurses, 1889 to 1934

Ardalan, Christine
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From 1889 to 1934, Florida’s nurses belonging to a new group of professional women ushered in a pioneering phase of public health nursing in Florida. During this era, the nurses’ ability to confront health and professional issues varied a great deal but in quiet and forceful ways they tackled cultural and environmental problems to assist people who were ill or help prevent people from becoming ill. This dissertation places the development of professional public health nursing in its social context by uncovering the relationships public health nurses formed with clubwomen, the medical profession, city leaders, midwives, and others. In 1888, there were few graduate nurses in the state, no state board of health and no organized nursing service to respond to Jacksonville’s great yellow fever epidemic. By 1934, national and state leaders of public health nursing had built up the profession to become an essential part of the State Board of Health’s service to the community. Between these milestones, in the era of white supremacy and Jim Crow, public health nurses combined their professional training with a pioneer spirit of innovation and risk-taking. In the predominately rural state, the public health nurses’ resolve to overcome environmental hazards and cultural obstacles stands out as they attempted to reach those who were unserved or underserved by modern medicine.

Psychological Influence of Dysfunctional Parents on Adult Children, Sibling Groups, and Romantic Partners in Three Woody Allen Films: Interiors, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Alice

Dorn, Rita F.
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The purpose of the research of this thesis was to determine how and toward what goals Woody Allen shows the influence of dysfunctional parents and families on their adult children, sibling groups of those children, and those children's romantic choices in Interiors, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Alice. Methodology includes the ideas of noted psychological pioneers as well as the results of current scientific studies. Relationships in these films mirror findings which reveal that dysfunctional parents produce both well-adjusted and troubled children and that offspring are more likely than parents to overcome emotional challenges. It is useful to realize that sibling groups are often the strongest family relationships, in part, because they are typically the ones that last the longest.

Picking up the pieces: body parts and female power in Shakespeare's The rape of Lucrece

Blum, Daphne
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In The Rape of Lucrece, Shakespeare anatomizes Lucrece's body-fragments the whole, splits apart the parts. He does so not only to expose the otherwise concealed act of rape-which is hidden within the mysterious and "invisible" female genitalia-but to indicate that Lucrece's parts, through analogy with Pagan and Christian figures and theories, are powerful, even combative, but always pure. In the first section, individual body parts connect Lucrece with so-called "wild women," including the Amazons, Medusa, and Philomela. In the second section, body parts either link Lucrece, or sever Tarquin, from the Divine. In the final section, Classical Mythology and Protestantism conflate in the dis-embodied figure of Helen of Troy. The body-Lucrece's, Tarquin's and the figures on the tapestry-is explored in metaphorical parts, dismembered, or apotheosized/de-corporealized in an attempt to prove that a raped woman may retain her subjectivity along with her innocence.

Practical Dynamic Thermal Management on Intel Desktop Computer

Liu, Guanglei
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Fueled by increasing human appetite for high computing performance, semiconductor technology has now marched into the deep sub-micron era. As transistor size keeps shrinking, more and more transistors are integrated into a single chip. This has increased tremendously the power consumption and heat generation of IC chips. The rapidly growing heat dissipation greatly increases the packaging/cooling costs, and adversely affects the performance and reliability of a computing system. In addition, it also reduces the processor's life span and may even crash the entire computing system. Therefore, dynamic thermal management (DTM) is becoming a critical problem in modern computer system design. Extensive theoretical research has been conducted to study the DTM problem. However, most of them are based on theoretically idealized assumptions or simplified models. While these models and assumptions help to greatly simplify a complex problem and make it theoretically manageable, practical computer systems and applications must deal with many practical factors and details beyond these models or assumptions. The goal of our research was to develop a test platform that can be used to validate theoretical results on DTM under well-controlled conditions...