Women In Science

Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment Just 20 years ago, in most states a woman could not sign an apartment lease, get a credit rating, or apply for a loan unless her husband or a male relative agreed to share the responsibility. Similarly, a 1965 study found that fifty one percent of men though women were temperamentally unfit for management. There can be no doubt that we have progressed a long way from these ideas in the last three decades. However, it is also unquestionable that women in the work force are sti
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as
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h Hot Essays And Papers In Mrs. Burrows� seventh grade English class, I wrote a paper entitled Women vs. Men in the Work Force. I researched for weeks and weeks to get all of the information I could on pay differences, percentages of working women and what jobs they were doing. In 1988, my paper focused on sexual discrimination and the wage difference. For example, in 1998, �women received 63% of the pay men received for the same job.� I remember finding that out and asking my dad why tha
Emilie du Chatelet
Emilie du Chatelet
Emilie du Chatelet Emilie du Chatelet grew up in a society where there were not many education opportunities for women. She was born in Paris on December 17, 1706 and grew up in a household where marriage was the only way one could improve their place in society. During her early childhood, Emilie began to show such promise in the area of academics that soon she was able to convince her father that she was a genius who needed attention. Provided with good education, she studied and soon mastere
10-23-1996
10-23-1996
10-23-1996 Essay #2 Still the wretched fools they were before Goethe in Faust and Shelley in Frankenstein, wrap their stories around two men whose mental and physical actions parallel one another. Both stories deal with characters, who strive to be the bermensch in their world. In Faust, the striving fellow, Faust, seeks physical and mental wholeness in knowledge and disaster in lust. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein struggles for control over one aspect of nature and disastrously, through
Greek literature
Greek literature
Greek literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired, influenced, and
Sweet Briar College is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Sweet Briar College is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Sweet Briar College is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Sweet Briar Virginia. This college is highly known for its honors program, science program, and its junior year abroad program. Sweet Briar believes that women are vastly underrepresented in the areas of math, engineering and sciences, their number one priority is preparing women for careers in these fields. Sweet Briars students consist of about 600 women representing more then 40 states and 15 different countries
There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed Machiavelli Indeed
There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed Machiavelli Indeed
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed... (Machiavelli) Indeed, this is true, as war has been a part of human culture since the beginning of time. Battles will be fought and wars will wage on; there is nothing that can be done. No matter how many pacts are signed, no matter how extraordinary the leader is, and no matter what race or religion, fighting is as unavoidable as the plague. The Renaissance brought tremendous enlightenment and development across Europe. Individuals were b
Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms
Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms
Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as the Little Red Book contained quotes from Mao Zedo
Plato vs. aristotle
Plato vs. aristotle
Plato vs. aristotle Plato and Aristotle, two philosophers in the 4th century, hold polar views on politics and philosophy in general. This fact is very cleverly illustrated by Raphael's School of Athens (1510-11; Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican), where Plato is portrayed looking up to the higher forms; and Aristotle is pointing down because he supports the natural sciences. In a discussion of politics, the stand point of each philosopher becomes an essential factor. It is not coincidental that
The benefits of human cloning
The benefits of human cloning
The benefits of human cloning There are many ways in which in which human cloning is expected to benefit mankind. Below is a list of ways that it is expected to help people. This list is far from complete. Human cloning technology could be used to reverse heart attacks. Scientists believe that they may be able to treat heart attack victims by cloning their healthy heart cells and injecting them into the areas of the heart that have been damaged. Heart disease is the number one killer in the Uni
Dementia What is Dementia Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which
Dementia What is Dementia Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which
Dementia What is Dementia ? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer's disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington's disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer's type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the m
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS A connecting link between the two rivers was considered by the French explorer to be needed if the French were successful in settling this region of the south. In 1810, the citizens of Knox County, Tennessee (current location of Knoxville) petitioned the U.S. Congress to build the waterway that would shorten the distance by more than 800 miles for trade with New Orleans, Mobile and other ports along the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after Alabama joined the union in 1819, the st
Philosophy Workfare Society's Restraint to Social Reform Of the many
Philosophy Workfare Society's Restraint to Social Reform Of the many
Philosophy : Workfare Society's Restraint to Social Reform Of the many chatted words in the social reform vocabulary of Canadians today, the term workfare seems to stimulate much debate and emotion. Along with the notions of self-sufficiency, employability enhancement, and work disincentives, it is the concept of workfare that causes the most tension between it's government and business supporters and it's anti-poverty and social justice critics. In actuality, workfare is a contraction of the
Victorian Age
Victorian Age
Victorian Age The historical terms, Victorian Age or Victorian Era, referred to the things and the events that happened during the reign of Queen Victoria in England from 1837 to 1901. Some adjectives to describe the people and things of this period would be prudish, strait-laced, and old-fashioned. Another characteristic of the Victorian society was that many of the upper class individuals were snobbish and that they looked down upon others, especially the lower class individuals. In addition,
Islamic World
Islamic World
Islamic World The Islamic world faced a major challenge during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Expanding Western European states and economies played a dramatic role in determining events, both on global scale and within Islamic world. A major shift in power occurred as declining Muslim fortunes reversed the relationship of the Muslim world to the West, from that of ascendant expansionism to one of the defensiveness and subordination. (Esposito p125) By the end of the century, ma
Constitutionalism
Constitutionalism
Constitutionalism 1. Constitutionalism: a Minimal and a Rich Sense In some minimal sense of the term, a constitution consists of a set of rules or norms creating, structuring and defining the limits of, government power or authority. Understood in this way, all states have constitutions and all states are constitutional states. Anything recognisable as a state must have some acknowledged means of constituting and specifying the limits (or lack thereof) placed upon the three basic forms of govern
A Comparison and Contrast of
A Comparison and Contrast of
A Comparison and Contrast of Juergen Habermas and Hans Georg Gadamer 20083747 History 104 Nov.19/01 The intellectual battle between the Gadamer-Hermeneutics school and the Habermas-critical theorists is well documented. Hermeneutics claiming a universal applicability stating, being that can be understood is language[1], and the critical theorist claiming a reflective reasoning process that goes beyond hermeneutics. The battle has been aptly stated in the rather public disagreements between Ha
Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women 12/4/03 Aristotle deviates from the metaphysical views of previous philosophers, including his beloved teacher Plato, that state that the purpose of human life lays beyond this world. Instead of this doctrine, Aristotle argues that the purpose of human life lies only within this world. Because Aristotle held this belief, he argues that one must make the most out of his life. To do so one must live the best possible life. Aristotle believed that knowing
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States Public Policy Analysis POL429 Central Washington University May 31, 2004 Since the passage of the Harrison Act in 1914, the federal approach to drug abuse control has included a variety of ways for reducing both the supply of, and demand for, illicit drugs. At first the supply and demand reduction strategies were grounded in the traditional deterrence model: Though legislation and criminal penalties, individuals would be discouraged from using
Body Behavior
Body Behavior
Body Behavior Sociology paper Guayaquil - Ecuador UEES 2/8/2002 Contents: o Introduction o Whats Body Behavior? o Body Behavior in Business o Body Behavior dictionary o Interviews o Conclusion o Bibliography 1. Introduction. - Body language is the behaviors expressed by a person, even if its masking what he really feels in an unconscious level is transmitting the truth and cant be hidden with words. Language is classified in verbal and non-verbal and the verbal language is only 7% of the me
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
ISLAM
ISLAM
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad's future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and visi
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle A Critical Postmodern The
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle A Critical Postmodern The
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debords Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ
Harvard University is one of the most prestigious institutions of high
Harvard University is one of the most prestigious institutions of high
Harvard University is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. Despite early financial hardships, low enrollment, and the influence of strong Puritan ethics, Harvard has also become the most respected Ivy League school in the United States. Almost every law student, medical student, and scientist dreams of attending Harvard. Even though Harvard University was founded in Colonial New England, it continues to be the most widely respected university on earth. Harvar
The United States of America has been called the Melting Pot for cen
The United States of America has been called the Melting Pot for cen
The United States of America has been called the Melting Pot for centuries, it's borders have for the most part been open to mass migrations of foreign people from countries all over the world. Some of these foreign people came here by force, under the bonds of slavery, while others came here voluntarily in anything that floats, flys, or would otherwise transport them to a new place with a promise of a better life. This has been, and is, historical fact, the inhabitants of the United States h
Thesis Dystopia in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
Thesis Dystopia in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
Thesis: Dystopia in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World It's hard to imagine yet somehow so extremely close to us is the possibility of a world of ideal perfection where there is no room or acceptance of individuality. Yet, as we strive towards the growth of technology and improvement of our daily living we come closer to closing the gap between the freedom of emotions, self understanding, and of speech and the devastation of a dystopia. A utopia, or perfect world, gone awry is displayed in Aldous
In the novel Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko we see how Tayo
In the novel Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko we see how Tayo
In the novel Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, we see how Tayo (the main character) a half breed being half Indian and half White appreciates and accepts his Indians roots more than the full breed Indians that have gone to the war as well as his Aunt. It is ironic how a person like Tayo is not accepted by either cultures, but at the same time he wants to be a part of his Indian culture while people like his cousin Rocky, his aunt, and the other Indian veterans want to be a part of what they beli
The United States Air Force Academy is a public coeducational military
The United States Air Force Academy is a public coeducational military
The United States Air Force Academy is a public, coeducational military institution of the higher learning. It is one of the five United States military service academies, which train young men and women for military careers. The Academy is an agency of the Department of the Air Force. It stands on an 18,000-acre site in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Air Force Academy is just one option for young men and women in becoming officers in the Air Force. T
Swimmers lack a fixed point in the water from which to push In moving
Swimmers lack a fixed point in the water from which to push In moving
Swimmers lack a fixed point in the water from which to push. In moving the body forward, the swimmer also moves water backwards. The water acquires a kinetic energy change. Thus, propulsion in swimming involves two forms of power output: 1) to move the body forward by overcoming drag, and 2) that imparted to the compression of the water that is moved backwards. If gravitational and hydrostatic forces are ignored (the velocities occurring in the vertical direction are rather small), two forces
The progress of the human mind must inevitably and indefinitely compou
The progress of the human mind must inevitably and indefinitely compou
The progress of the human mind must inevitably and indefinitely compound upon itself, in all matters, for the betterment of human society as a whole. By seeking out and expelling all previous invalid preconceptions, prejudices and superstitions, human kind will in turn release themselves from the shackles that bind the intricacies of inequality in their society. There are those who would impede the progress of human kind for personal gain, beliefs, or simply out of habit of the old ways; after
Aisha
Aisha
Aisha Aisha was the youngest daughter of Abu Bekr, himself the chief advisor, the first disciple, and best friend of Muhammad -- the Messenger of God. It was customary in those days, and still is today in Arabia, for a man of property and substance to have many wives. In offering his daughter to Muhammad, Abu Bekr was trying to solidify his ties with that great man, hoping an issue would spring forth to carry on the name of both Muhammad and Aisha. The Qoran allows a man to have up to four wive
The Problems of Faculty Governance
The Problems of Faculty Governance
The Problems of Faculty Governance Introduction This paper will present a brief history of the development of faculty governance in American universities during the twentieth century. I will review the types of governance structures that have emerged, examine the impact on the institutions in which they function, and discuss the problems that have arisen between the two. Since the middle ages when universities began to emerge faculty governance in institutions of higher education has been the f
Racism And Racial Theories In The 18th 19th And Early 20th Century
Racism And Racial Theories In The 18th 19th And Early 20th Century
Racism And Racial Theories In The 18th, 19th, And Early 20th Century Six million Jews were killed by a government that took time out from running the state to exterminate the Jews equally, efficiently, and indifferently. How was it possible for a country to attempt the deliberate extermination of a whole people? While it was the Nazis who actually performed the action, men and women everywhere believed in the separation of races, whether white, black, Aryan, or Jew. Racism was a big part of lat
Calcium
Calcium
Calcium Calcium is a member of the Alkaline Earth metals. In cosmic abundance it is ranked thirteenth, and ranked fifth on Earth, making up 3.64% of the earths crust (Microsoft Bookshelf). Total Calcium contents of surface soils are very low compared to its relative content in the earths crust and compared to the contents of most of the other major elements that make up the soil. Calcium is a light, malleable, silver-white metal. Calcium is not found in a free, uncombined state in nature beca
On January 15 1850 in Moscow Russia Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya was
On January 15 1850 in Moscow Russia Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya was
On January 15, 1850 in Moscow, Russia, Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya was born as the second child of Vasily Korvin-Krukovsky and Velizavela Shubert, both well-educated members of Russian nobility. Sofia was educated by tutors and governesses in her family's country estate in Palabino and St. Petersburg. Sofia became interested in mathematics at a very young age. Her uncle, Pyotr Vasilievich Krukovsky, spoke about mathematics to her. When Sofia was 11 years old, her nursery walls were covered wi
NEW ATLANTIS
NEW ATLANTIS
NEW ATLANTIS WE sailed from Peru, where we had continued by the space of one whole year, for China and Japan, by the South Sea, taking with us victuals for twelve months; and had good winds from the east, though soft and weak, for five months' space and more. But then the wind came about, and settled in the west for many days, so as we could make little or no way, and were sometimes in purpose to turn back. But then again there arose strong and great winds from the south, with a point east; whi
The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences si
The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences si
The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences since the arrival of Andrew Jacksons Presidency in March of 1829. The events that had transpired after the implementation of his Indian policy are indeed heinous and continually pose questions of morality for all generations. Ancient Native American tribes were forced from their ancestral homes in an effort to increase the aggressive expansionism of white settlers during the early years of the United States. The most notable e
Gerontology is the study of old age stressing the social and behaviora
Gerontology is the study of old age stressing the social and behaviora
Gerontology is the study of old age, stressing the social and behavioral looks of aging. Although aging is a lifelong process and changes in its effects on individual people, old age has been generally stated as beginning at the age of 65. Since 1920 the number of people living to old age in society has increased greatly, (Encarta). Students completing the Minor in Gerontology or the Gerontology Certificate program use their background to work wither directly in the field of aging or in other p
Analysis of Movie Terminator 2 Judgement Day
Analysis of Movie Terminator 2 Judgement Day
Analysis of Movie: Terminator 2: Judgement Day The movie Terminator 2 is a futuristic science fiction picture that consists of a woman, Sarah Connor, trying to protect her son, John, who will one day save the world. This movie is embedded with many references to nature and culture. The nature and culture relation is contained in the essay, Oppressive dichotomies: the nature/culture debate by Penelope Brown and Ludmilla Jordanova. The film Terminator 2 illustrates the ideas of Brown and Jordan
Cloning Is It Right
Cloning Is It Right
Cloning: Is It Right? The biological definition of a clone is an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism or organisms (Cloning, 1997). From this definition and from information about the science behind cloning, my current view on cloning is that it is ethical. This statement ignores information about how we can misuse cloning and what consequences occur when the procedure is unsuccessful. I currently do not think cloning should be used until it is perfected. I doubt
The Glamorization of Heroin
The Glamorization of Heroin
The Glamorization of Heroin Celebrities and popular culture in society have glamorized the deadly drug heroin today. The status of heroin in America today is that the drug is in. Advertisements in magazines and television are displaying gaunt, extremely thin, glassy-eyed, pale faced models. This look of death is often found in Calvin Klein ads or even in Packard-Bell commercials. For over three decades now, powerful role models from music to movies have taken to heroin like pigs take to slop.
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton Before earning such a glowing acclamation from the French statesman, Alexander Hamilton would have a rocky road to travel. He was most likely born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies in 1755. The exact date of his birth is unknown, and even his year of birth is an item of dispute among scholars. The youngest of two illegitimate sons born to Rachel Faucett Lavien, a Huguenot, and James Hamilton, an irresponsible but charming Scottish merchant, Alexander had no bir
AIDS AND IMMUNITY
AIDS AND IMMUNITY
AIDS AND IMMUNITY Battling the Perfect Immune System Killer It's hard to tell if the glass is half full or half empty, Ilana Fogelman said, shrugging her shoulders. She was speaking of her Food and Drug Administration research on the immune responses of AIDS patients who have been taking the powerful triple-drug combination therapy called HAART. Pointing to her work, posted on a wall at the 12th World Conference on AIDS here, she knitted her brow and then concluded, We'll have to do some more
The Met Expectations Hypothesis
The Met Expectations Hypothesis
The Met Expectations Hypothesis In the past, researchers in higher education highlighted the increasing research requirements at large, public universities (e.g., Bieber, Lawrence & Blackburn, 1992). However, calls for greater accountability and a nationwide investment in assessing and documenting the outcomes of undergraduate education have refocused universities' attention on teaching and the instructional performance of faculty (Barr & Tagg, 1995). As a result, new faculty are entering a ma
Women in Literature
Women in Literature
Women in Literature It is a man's world. It is man who battles in wars and who lead nations. It is man who first ventured into the seas and into space. And it is man who write of these adventures, real and fabled. The master writers of the past comprise a dominantly male club. Homer, Chaucer, Shakespear, and Dante are members of this exclusive club. But, as Virginia Woolf points out, it was woman who [imaginatively]...is of the highest importance; practically she is completely insignificant. Sh
Festivals and Holidays of India
Festivals and Holidays of India
Festivals and Holidays of India There are many holidays and festivals in India. In my report I will explain what the holidays of Holi, Diwali, Dussera, and Basanto commemorate. I will give details about their dates and customs. ****************************** Holi: The Fire Festival The Hindu Fire Festival, called Holi or Basaat is celebrated in India on the fifteenth day of the Light Half of the Moon, in the Hindu month of Phalguna (March). Holi is a spring festival for Hindus. It is celebrated
Greek Literature
Greek Literature
Greek Literature Greek Literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired,
Human Cloning
Human Cloning
Human Cloning Imagine it is the year 2008. As you pick up your daily issue of the New York Times, you begin to read some of the interesting articles on the front page. The top story of the paper reads, Germany Wins All Gold Medals at the Olympic Games: Is Cloning in Competitive Events Fair? Other interesting articles reported on the front page include: Rock Star Stacy Levesque and Lover’s Nuclear Transplanted Child is Born and Former President George Bush’s Cloned Heart Transplant A Success.
Mary Flannery OConnor
Mary Flannery OConnor
Mary Flannery OConnor Mary Flannery O'Connor is one of the most preeminent and more unique short story authors in American Literature (O'Connor 1). While growing up she lived in the Bible-belt South during the post World War II era of the United States. O'Connor was part of a strict Roman Catholic family, but she depicts her characters as Fundamentalist Protestants. Her characters are also severely spiritually or physically disturbed and have a tendancy to be violent, arrogant or overly stupid.