Anger is anger
due to thoughts, not the body.
Stan Schachter was right.
University of Cincinnati
Dissertation Title: ‘Emotion and the Labeling Process.’
Two giant egos
One English, the other French,
Ain’t nature sublime?
Donna Suzanne Kerr
Arizona State University
Title: “The Romantic Sublime In Wordsworth and Hugo.”
I am now a librarian in Mendocino County, California. Our county seat here is the city of Ukiah (yes, haiku backwards), and I’m a three-time winner of our annual ukiaHaiku Festival. Anyone bit by the haiku bug can check out our website at ukiaHaiku.org
manuals to repress them,
heretics fight back.
University of California, Irvine
Dissertation title: Outward Action, Inward Belief: Inquisitors’ Manuals and the Construction of Heresy in the 13th and 14th centutries
My dissertation looks at three inquisitors’ manuals and explores the myriad ways in which those manuals were, or were not, used by inquisitors in the repression of heresy in Languedoc.
This looks like a bat
But “people cooking dinner”
Will get you discharged
California School of Professional Psychology
Dissertation Title “Rorschach Variables Predictive of Treatment outcome in Hospitalized Adolescents” (1992)
Past hygiene secrets
the parasites tell
Diana S. Gallagher
My research focuses on colononial New England privy archaeology. I look at questions of past health, hygiene and cleanliness by examining parasite remains from privy soils.
like other “trickle-down” plans
downstream farmers get less water
same as it ever was
David H. Price
University of Florida
My dissertation (1993) was entitled: “The Evolution of Irrigation in Egypt’s Fayoum Oasis: State, Village and Conveyance Loss,” and it examined the impacts on cultural formations and stratification of the unequal distribution of irrigation water in the past and (then) present Egyptian Fayoum Depression—downstream farmers generally receive less water and have less control over the irrigation system.
To cells in lungs; but does it
Matter? I don’t know.
Rachel L. Robson
University of Kansas Medical Center
Dissertation title: “Streptococcus pneumoniae adherence to and activation of human lung cells” (2006).
Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria cause serious diseases like meningitis and pneumonia, but these bacteria also live harmlessly in the nasal passages of at least 20% of people without ever causing any symptoms. Some S. pneumoniae adhere to human lung cells very well, and there’s reason to think that this stickiness might lead to worse disease symptoms, but there’s no statistical correlation between stickiness of bacteria and outcomes in infected patients to back this up.
water more or less
‘cross a field curbs yield — how much?
— math’s ‘nough to rough guess
Utah State University
Dissertation Title: Irrigation Uniformity and Yield Theory
The uniformity of irrigation amounts received by plants in the field effects crop yield. Mathematical and practical considerations for the modeling and evaluation of uniformity and yield are discussed.
conceptual through and through
so as to grasp facts.
University of California, San Diego
My 2007 dissertation in philosophy, “Concepts in Experience: An Essay on Conceptualism,” defends the conceptualist position, often characterized as the view that “experience is conceptual through and through.” I argue that we experience facts and that inasmuch as facts are social we cannot characterize experience without reference to the normative practices of reason-giving that define the conceptual.
I don’t know I know don’t help
me understand nothin’
University of London
Dissertation Title: Assertion, Presupposition, Pragmatics
Everyone agrees that when we converse we use presuppositions to determine what is said by an utterance or string of sounds. Recently some people claimed that some of the presuppositions we use to interpret utterances are non-transparent or “subconscious”. If that’s right, a prominent theory of assertion is in a place. So I argue that while we sometimes use non-transparent presuppositions it is rather atypical to do so and thus the prominent theory is still useful.
Ghosts and the unseen,
how do they affect our lives?
Still more to do, Boo!
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Dissertation Title: “The impact of recorded encounters with a ‘ghost’ or ‘haunting’. An examination of 12 experiences”
Effect of Accounting Change
Is Hard to Figure
Carnegie Mellon University
Dissertation title: Time Series Analysis of Inventory Decisions and Accounting Earnings
My dissertation (1981) models and tests the effect of changes in inventory accounting methods on the time series properties of reported earnings. I am now vice president at the consulting firm Charles River Associates in Boston, and also a visiting professor of accounting at Harvard Law School and Professor of Accounting Emeritus at Rice University.
The secret of a
healthy society is
Elizabeth R. Mackenzie
University of Pennsylvania
Dissertation Title: Healing the Social Body: A Holistic Approach to Public Health Policy (1998).
In this work, I attempted to demonstrate that societies characterized by cohesion (connection) in the three key areas of spiritual, social and natural spheres are healthy (i.e. sustainable), while those characterized by fragmentation in these areas are diseased and unsustainable. In other words, societies composed of individuals with close connections to nature, spirit and other people are relatively healthy, while those composed of individuals who are generally alienated from nature, spirit and others are relatively unhealthy (and I think the last decade has confirmed this).
Po-or us, both here and yet there!
Standing in two worlds.
Constance (Connie) Bracewell
University of Arizona
I am creating a literary theory for a term I have inaugurated as in-situ diaspora (copyrighted!), in which the area of dispersal is arguably still the same general geographical space as the homeland. In particular, I am arguing for American Indian literature as a literature of diaspora. My dissertation is a forthcoming publication with Edwin Mellon Press.
wine and lust o’rcome
both the righteous and the weak
Noah and Lot’s wives burn
Dissertation: “Incest and Inner-Biblical Exegesis”
A path through the history of interpretation of Noah’s Drunkenness in Genesis 9 from the story of Lot’s Drunkenness in Genesis 19 to the Qur’an and its commentators.
Saying your deep thoughts
May be lost on another
Since they oh so clash
M. Kimberly MacLin
University of Nevada – Reno
Dissertation Title: “Trading on each others’ truths: The role of schemata in conversation.”
My work focused on how cognitive schemata of conversing individuals mesh or clash and impact understanding, body language, and conversational style.
Attitude scale scores
Dangerous numbers for stats
The title of my dissertation (2009) is “Controlling Type I Errors in Moderated Multiple Regression: An Application of Item Response Theory for Applied Psychological Research”. The research that I am interested in is investigating the mathematical properties of the numbers we get when administering different tests and scales to people. This work raises questions related to the appropriateness of putting things such as attitudes and intelligence into numerical forms and then using those numbers in statistical analyses.
Prove new conjecture
in Iwasawa theory
of elliptic curves
Dissertation Title: “Iwasawa theory at multiplicative primes” (1987).
My work proved the Mazur-Tate-Teitelbaum conjecture for Iwasawa L-functions of elliptic curves.
Teaching and research–
what can be said that endures?
I am glad it’s DONE!
University of South Dakota
Dissertation on Perceptions of Teaching and Research (Ed.D., 1989)
It’s hard to measure
but it’s rewarding
University of Oregon
Dissertation Title: Measuring the Internet AS Graph and Its Evolution
The connection patterns between the networks that make up the Internet have changed over time, and data is available, but figuring out what might be missing is a hard problem. So we develop methods for analyzing this data with uncertainty, and we develop a few sample analysis methods to show the power of this technique.
Modernist thoughts of
Midwestern love and hatred
Where is home to me?
My dissertation (2007) was titled “A Successful Revolt?: The Redefinition of Midwestern Literary Culture in the 1920’s and 1930’s” and contrasted how many writers from the Midwest went off to become successful members of the American modernist movement, often trying to distance themselves from their Midwestern roots, while others stayed behind in the Midwest and wrote from their point of view there.
pealing bell across the bay
University of British Columbia
I am writing on the architecture of the Indian Residential Schools in Canada – basically prisons for children meant to assimilate Indigenous cultures – to widen our understanding of the schools role in the wider colonial enterprise.
A girl runs quickly.
Light is a vampire, or friend,
or she is crazy.
The London Film School
My master’s thesis was a narrative short film in which the alienated main character becomes obsessed with breaking the light barrier. It’s called “Aperture.” I also had to write a 60,000 word paper explaining why I thought this and my other films were good ideas.
Leader, call the tune
Hot overproof melts cold ice
Wheel, turn, braggadap
Daniel T. Neely
New York University
My dissertation, Mento, Jamaica’s Original Music: Development, Tourism and the Nationalist Frame, explored the history and ethnography of a genre of traditional Jamaican music called mento.
your childhood stuff
identity and death of
Dissertation Title: Objects Matter: The Meaning of Objects from Childhood
This dissertation was an investigation of the meaning that adults place on objects saved from childhood. Some of the objects included a tablecloth with family signatures, an ice cream scoop, a doll, a painting, a baby blanket, a teddy bear, and a set of dice.
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