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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 886 Collections and/or Records:

Undercovered, 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_geller_alexandra.pdf
Overview

"Undercovered is a coming-of-age short film that follows two kids who stumble into an uncomfortable confrontation – and a biology lesson – on a hot summer afternoon. While the film's comedic elements and highly stylized aesthetic create a playful tone, at its core the story explores underlying themes of feminism, the construction of sexuality, and the blurred line at which society separates children from adulthood." -- Abstract

Dates: 2019

Underside, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016spring_murphy_cornelius.pdf
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"Underside is a short narrative film about Oliver, a middle-aged man who lives out of his car. The film follows Oliver as he struggles to maintain his secret from everyone around him and keep his dignity intact. The film explores themes of anger, shame, and identity in contrast with what one person presents to the world and the reality of their life." -- Abstract

Dates: 2016

Ungeheuer, 2018

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Identifier: cw_2018fall_johnson_scott asburry.pdf
Overview "'Ungeheuer' is a complete, 80,000-word stand-alone novel in the horror genre. The story follows four main characters who find themselves threatened by monsters released from an underground cave by a group of amateur spelunkers. This novel uses real Texas landmarks and towns to blur the line between fact and fiction, and relies heavily on the heritage and folklore of the Texas settlers. It also explores the themes of young love and the hero's journey as the characters fight to survive by...
Dates: 2018

Unity : a novel, 2017

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Identifier: cw_2017spring_giove_thomas.pdf
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"Unity is excerpts of a speculative fiction novel that chronicles the dramatic lives of the people who develop the technology to allow people to unify the human brain with artificial intelligence." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Unlike Any Other, 2021

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Identifier: vma_2021spring_johnson_lashea.pdf
Overview "Much of the world has long exhibited a peculiar infatuation with Black people. From their hair type to their body type, the Western work remains captivated, mesmerized, and influenced by Black culture, so much so that it repeatedly is the subject of culture appropriation. Yet, Black people have faced and still face some of the worst racism, discrimination, and violence inflicted on them because of their Blackness. "Unlike Any Other" explores themes of culture appropriation, pride, loss,...
Dates: 2021

Unmasked, 2023

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Identifier: pf_2023fall_knowlton_forrest.pdf
Overview "Rose Evans is surviving on the street when an Amazon food delivery drone captures a shot of her face, unmasked, while she eats. Her location is confirmed by a surveillance drone and police are dispatched to apprehend her. Rose, a 16-year-old orphan, is sent to the group home where they send the girls no one else can handle. Taught to fight at an early age, she is recurited to the home's state champion mixed martial arts team. Rose soon finds herself in a foster home with unimagined wealth...
Dates: 2023

Unmonstrous, 2017

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Identifier: cw_2017spring_taylor_john.pdf
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"The poems in Unmonstrous chronicle a path through trauma and beyond trauma, through pain and after pain. Issues of identity, faith, and loss are addressed and often in the company of nature: small mammals, maple leaves, hermit crabs." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Untitled film, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017spring_chi_shuaiding.pdf
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"A young man embarks a strange journey in a summer night." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Use of high-tech visual scene display (VSD) by an adult with chronic nonfluent aphasia to improve participation in storytelling conversations, 2016

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Identifier: cd_2016spring_holz_kristen.pdf
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A participant with chronic nonfluent aphasia learned to use a high-tech Visual Scene Display (VSD) application installed on an iPad to improve the quality of his storytelling conversations with unfamiliar partners. The findings suggest that it is possible to teach a person with aphasia to use a VSD to support storytelling conversations. -- Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Using Audio Data to Transform the Narrative of Gun Violence within Boston, 2023

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Identifier: md_2023summer_saelee_tomina.pdf
Overview "Although Boston has a low rate of gun deaths compared to other major cities in the United States, this does not diminish the value of those lives that are lost. Nor does it dismiss the experiences of hundreds of individuals, predominantly individuals of color, who are impacted each year by gun violence in our city. The media coverage and narratives surrounding these neighborhoods often ignore the peace and healing that is happening, instead defining them by one tragic moment which...
Dates: 2023

Using Audio Data to Transform the Narrative of Gun Violence within Boston, 2023

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Identifier: md_2023summer_chambers_neve.pdf
Overview "Although Boston has a low rate of gun deaths compared to other major cities in the United States, this does not diminish the value of those lives that are lost. Nor does it dismiss the experiences of hundreds of individuals, predominantly individuals of color, who are impacted each year by gun violence in our city. The media coverage and narratives surrounding these neighborhoods often ignore the peace and healing that is happening, instead defining them by one tragic moment which...
Dates: 2023

Using response to intervention for speech sound disorders : exploring practice characteristics and geographical differences, 2018

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Identifier: cd_2018spring_swaminathan_divya.pdf
Overview "Speech sound disorders (SSDs) comprise a large percentage of school-based speech-language pathologists’ (SLPs) caseloads. Many service delivery models have been proposed to manage rising caseload sizes. One particular approach, Response to Intervention (RTI), was introduced in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This model ensures that children who do not require special education services still receive individualized support. Given the risk...
Dates: 2018

Vade, 2021

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Identifier: vma_2021summer_shaw_susan.pdf
Overview "Vāde. subverts common assumptions of abuse often found in social and media representations of families in film, providing a unique filmic viewing and emotional journey through sound and cinematic visual implications. Adapted from the short story Oveja Negra, by Jesus Hernandez, and primary source interviews conducted (with him) by Susan Shamime Shaw), Vāde. explores themes and ideas of horror, implied violence representation techniques and ethically adapting a primary source. Vāde....
Dates: 2021

Variability in interpreting IDEA and "Educational Performance" for children with speech sound disorders : SLP survey results, 2017

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Identifier: cd_2017summer_boldini_lisa.pdf
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"This study investigated eligibility criteria and the definition of 'educational performance' for children with speech sound disorders (SSDs) by surveying public school speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the United States...We found that significant variability exists among states, as well as within each state, for eligibility criteria and the definition of 'educational performance' for children with SSDs." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Velorios, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022summer_molina_velarde_juan.pdf
Overview "This manuscript, titled after the plural form of the Spanish word for wake, would be best read as a mounrful study on the death of childhood. The stories herein seek to inhabit the minds and emotional states of a Panamanian-American couple in the aftermath of the end of their relationship, complicated by the colliding of youthful passion, abandon, and naivety, with the harshness of consequence, guilt, trauma, and regret. It is not a moralistic tale. Rather, it explores the ways we grieve...
Dates: 2022

Vernon and Violet, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017spring_kanakis_nikoletta.pdf
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"A story about two peculiar individuals with macabre interests who aspire to find love and acceptance via an online dating site. It's also a story about living your truth, finding healthy ways to handle grief due to the loss of a loved one, and knowing that self-worth and happiness come from within." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Violence in the dark: More Voice and Platforms are helping, 2022

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Identifier: md_2022summer_fu_grace.pdf
Overview "Due to the foundation and the history of the United States, guns owned by individuals are very common which gives gun violence chances to hurt people in the country. By researching gun violence-related issues, the news reports and data showed that it is still a big problem in America. The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute is a non-profit organization that supports gun violence victims and their families in the Boston area in Massachusetts. And since the collaborative partnership was with them,...
Dates: 2022

Visiting, 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_wen_bo.pdf
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"Visiting is a short narrative about the relationships between different generations of a Chinese immigrant family at a time of loss. A grandson needs to go back to his family to be with his sick grandfather for his last hours. At the same time his girlfriend is pregnant yet he is not ready to be a father." -- Abstract

Dates: 2019

Voice of Lavinia, 2020

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Identifier: pf_2020fall_lutzeier_deanna.pdf
Overview "In the summer of 1984, Cate Smith Cruz, a teenage musical prodigy, is on the cusp of her freshman year when a disturbing apparition, Devoid, reappears. The last time she saw this evil spirit was at the age of eight. Cate escapes by writing lyrics and playing the piano, for it transcends time and space. She is driven to harness music's mystical forces to counter the ghost that threatens her sanity and happiness. Yet, the very thing she loves is attracting trouble as her ambition crosses...
Dates: 2020

Voila, Juliette!, 2023

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Identifier: sf_2023spring_hagerdon_shelby.pdf
Overview "Voila, Juliette! is a feature length script designed for streaming platforms and minor theatrical release that features a feminine voice with an experimental perspective on love, jealousy, loss, and vengeance all under the guidance of the French New Wave. Set in a small Midwestern town, the script follows an obsessive young artist losing her mind as she desperately searches for understanding in art while discovering too late that this understanding did not come in the shape of art, but in...
Dates: 2023