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Hantaviruses are found throughout the world, but the Sin Nombre strain is highly prevalent in the Southwest region of the United States. Sin Nombre virus (SNV) is a rodent-borne zoonotic pathogen that causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in humans, a disease with exceptionally high (~40%) mortality rates. The primary reservoir for SNV is the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus). Once infected with SNV, deer mice remain infected for life but exhibit...
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Sudden aspen decline (SAD) is when aspen experience branch dieback, crown loss, and rapid mortality due to increased temperatures and reduced moisture availability. Aspen forests provide key habitat for a variety of plant and animal species. We conducted a study to quantify species richness and abundance of large mammals among different SAD levels based on recent crown loss (RCL): low SAD (0-25% RCL), moderate SAD (25.1-50% RCL) and high SAD (50.1-100%...
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The common experience of historical loss or historical trauma by the American Indian/Alaska Native populations (AIAN) is defined as the collective effects of trauma across the lifespan and generations due to unresolved grief (Brave Heart, 1998;Cain, 1999). Historical trauma comes from the loss of Native American lives, culture, and land as a result of European invasion. The effects of the unresolved grief perpetuate a cycle continuing in every generation...
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Who writes your prescriptions? Your doctor, or your insurance company? Who is in charge of filling those prescriptions? Your pharmacist, or the company that manufactures them? This paper is a comprehensive look at healthcare delivery in America in 2010, and why it is that the people we train to take care of us Don't hold the reins.
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Rapid mortality of aspen (Populus tremuloides) featuring high crown loss, concurrent branch dieback, and poor suckering was first observed extensively in southwestern-Colorado in 2004. This unusual abrupt fatal phenomenon, often referred to as Sudden Aspen Decline (SAD), is the result of predisposing factors, inciting factors, and contributing factors. Microclimate, one potential inciting factor, encompasses a significant importance in maintaining...
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Keywords: Outdoor Education, Ecology, Natural Resources, public policy, Native American, Indigenous Studies, Indians of North America, natural environments, Restoration Ecology, Habitat Conservation, Conservation & Restoration, Environmental Protection, Ecosystems Native Americans are the original land stewards of North America. Historical devastation brought on by colonization had major impacts on Indigenous communities, like the Southern Ute...
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A portfolio focused on the area of fighting wildfires in concern with the U.S. Forest Service and the past actions that has caused problems to the forests to strategies that have been attempted to fix these problems. The portfolio also maps three fires that have occurred during the summer of 2012 in Colorado to look at a correlation between firefighting priorities dependent on the average cost of housing in the areas of those fires.
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Climate change has many implications for the Colorado River and the millions of people the lifeline supports. Allocation and water management in the arid west seems to be increasingly complex, as climate change, coupled with population growth, add another perplexing aspect for water managers. Average predictions for Colorado River flows range anywhere between a 6%-20% decrease by 2050, despite the water stored in Lake Powell and Lake Mead, which...
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Art is a subjective term to many people. It can have a multitude of meanings ranging from purely aesthetic to a form of therapy, historical reference, or advertising. Without art, our world would look very different. It would not only look so, but it would be different as well. In addition to its ability to make a personal impact, art has served as an aid to political revolutions, social change, and community based transformations. The subject...
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Biological systems are dynamic, but predominant reductionist approaches in biology model these systems with little context of other related systems. Peircean semiotics is a methodology that models a pathway in reference to other levels of organization. In this study, immune response of deer mice infected with Sin Nombre Virus (SNV) is modeled using Peircean semiotics. Results suggest the immune systems of deer mice adopt the virus as a part of self,...
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It's all in the way you look at it. This is true of many situations, and even more so when regarding the fields of art and mathematics. Some may see art and mathematics as two distinct subjects; how could the rigidity of mathematics be at all related to, or in influenced by the fluidity of art? After all mathematics is all about theorems and proofs and right or wrong answers, whereas art is determined by the imagination and interpretation of the artist....
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Powerpoint presentation on a study to test the central claims of two emerging social psychology theories, Terror Management Theory and Moral Foundations theory.
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Poem by Catherine Lauer
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Poem by Jennifer Novack
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Multidisciplinary approaches are able to provide holistic analyses and results. Many would not inherently put public health and media studies together for a project. However they are related because the unknown, especially disease, has always frightened people. Stories about disease continue to be a part of the human experience, teaching social conformity or acting as warnings against specific places or behaviors. The vampire character has consistently...
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The bushmeat trade in the Congo basin is one of the foremost threats to the great apes of Africa today. Chimpanzees, bonobos, eastern, western, cross river and mountain gorillas are all highly endangered species who are looking at extinction as a definite possibility. However, many different factors are contributing to this. Many people would say that hunting these animals is just wrong, and immoral. In the end though there are many different factors...
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An astounding amount of evidence on the subject of "magic" and the occult has been found in the ancient world, including cure tablets, recipes, and stories. From the Book of the Dead to the myths surrounding the island of Thessaly, ghosts, witches, and necromancy all appear in historical texts. Yet these topics have only begun to be analyzed in earnest. Ancient Egypt and ancient Greece, two immortal civilizations of the ancient world, have recently...
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Often, trying to describe how atomic interactions in a structure come to manifest themselves macroscopically is tedious if not impossible when large numbers of molecules or atoms are being considered. One way to more easily approximate the expected behavior of a large system of particles, such as magnetic dipoles, is to consider how the "mean field" produced by neighboring particles near a single particle affects it. In magnetic systems, there is...
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Young adult literature has been growing in popularity over the last several years, but only more recently has it been gaining recognition as an influential and valuable genre of literature in today's society. Even adults have tuned into the market, devouring books such as J.K Rowlings' Harry Potter series, Stephanie Meyer's The Twilight Saga, and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials at almost as rapid a rate as their teenage children. It is only logical...
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The purpose of this study was to assess how the running economy of experienced runners was affected when wearing 4mm and 0mm heel to toe drop shoes as opposed to regular running shoes. Previous studies have shown that barefoot running and running in lower heel to toe drop shoes increases running economy (Squadrone & Galozzi, 2009). The participants (n=23; 18 male and 8 female) were subjected to 3 separate tests that were each 20 minutes....