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Found in 886 Collections and/or Records:

Crazy Chinese Father, 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_wan_xin.pdf
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"This is an ironic comedy about a Chinese immigrant family. When a university offer arrives, conflict is heated up between the father and the daughter, right before her 18th birthday party. The story is inspired by personal experience." -- Abstract

Dates: 2019

Creating a Functional ESL Textbook, 2018

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Identifier: cw_2018spring_reddy_anupama.pdf
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"This project explores the need for a functional adult ESL textbook and provides a sample unit for multiple levels. Designed specifically to accommodate the needs of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) program’s curriculum, Everyday ESL’s sample unit, proposed front matter and back matter provide an example of an ideal text to teach adults necessary, transactional language for daily use." --Abstract.

Dates: 2018

Creating ensemble in You Can't Take It With You, 2016

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Identifier: te_2016fall_flynn_ian.pdf
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"This paper explores the obstacles faced in directing a production of You Can't Take It With You by George Kaufmann and Moss Hart. In particular it describes, and reflects upon, the challenges faced in taking an ensemble driven approach to the production." --Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Creating Safe Space for Difficult Conversations, 2021

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Identifier: te_2021spring_christopher_brittany.pdf
Overview "Theatre education can provide a place of inclusion and understanding, welcoming people from all walks of life. The theatre classroom can promote opportunities for children to celebrate difference and otherness, queerness and diversity. Theatre is used as a tool for empathy development across a variety of fields and disciplines. In order to explore this further, a professional development workshop was crafted, using theatre as a tool to create space for difficult conversations. The goal was...
Dates: 2021

Creatures of Spirit and Clay, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_munoz_jonathen.pdf
Overview "This memoir details my childhood growing up in a chaotic family unit consisting of a mother with a personality disorder, a hardworking yet homophobic father, an older half-sister facing her own familial issues, and a younger brother born with a rare terminal illness that should have killed him before he was two years old. Equal parts a "coming of age" and "coming out" narrative, this text delves into the nuance of familial love during times of extreme hardship and explores the lengths to...
Dates: 2021

Crossing the river, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016summer_petkov_plamen.pdf
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"The lives of three generations of Europeans are interlaced by a filmmaker who travels by train from Cambridge to Boston, Massachusetts and tries to find out if a story of a man that saved 1,000 children during the Second World War is true. The film is a reflection on the perception of past, true, and reality." -- Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Cultural Considerations When Working with Chinese-American Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Exploring Chinese Immigrant Cargivers' [sic] Journeys, 2023

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Identifier: cd_2023spring_lai_alisha.pdf
Overview "Culture plays a large role in how families access and navigate information related to their children's disabilities and disorders. Minority families have been found to have difficulties and to face disparities when accessing healthcare services. Limited information exists on how culture affects diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in US- based Chinese immigrant families. The current study aims to identify cultural considerations professionals should take into account...
Dates: 2023

Culture clash : 30 years of activism, comedy and cultural excavation, 2015

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Identifier: te_2015spring_makara_marybeth.pdf
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"This paper reflects on the performances of Culture Clash as a tool for social change, considering their 2015 Boston tour in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. Their show, Muse & Morros, was performed between March 10th and March 29th at ArtsEmerson in Boston, Massachusetts. Discussion of the artistry and impact of the group includes the content and context of their performances, interviews with the group members and consideration of their creative process." --Abstract

Dates: 2015

Curriculum Customizer: Designing an Online Space for Media Literacy Educators to Access Resources, Customize Curriculum, and Connect with Educators, 2022

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Identifier: md_2022summer_yesuf_fatimah.pdf
Overview "With the increase in the use of media to communicate and keep in touch with what is going on in the world amid the current pandemic and outbreaks, the importance of media literacy education being taught to kids has never been higher. This paper touches on the benefits of media literacy education and difficulties educators face teaching it or trying to integrate it into their curriculum and describes the design process that brought about the proposed intervention: Curriculum Customizer, an...
Dates: 2022

Curse of the Raven, Call of the Bluebird, 2021

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Identifier: pf_2021fall_poisson_kristy.pdf
Overview "'Curse of the Raven, Call of the Bluebird' is the first novel in a New Adult Fantasy duology set in a fictious world that blends magic and technology. The two main characters are brought together by Jai's mysterious powers of destruction and Klaus's desperation to explore the world of magic. Together they uncover a secret plot to summon the creation deity known as the Bluebird, thus ushering in a new era of magic and power for the select few at the top of society. Jai's powers are the key...
Dates: 2021

Cuts, 2018

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Identifier: vm_2018fall_zeng_guangya.pdf
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"'Cuts' is a documentary about a 47-year-old man's career path and his relationship between his two fathers." -- Abstract

Dates: 2018

Darcy's Hellfire, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_parker_samuel.pdf
Overview "Garrett Darcy faces the daunting task of succeeding his father Alastair Darcy, a pillar of the community, who has succumbed to a stroke and remains sedated in bed. Garrett's first order of business- ensure a revealing biography about Alastair written by his assistant turned writer Elsa Cummings never sees the light of day. However, this task won't be easily accomplished as Elsa's book has attracted the likes of lewd book published Bentley, Garrett's rival book publisher. As Garrett aims to...
Dates: 2021

Darkpaw - Book One, 2022

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Identifier: pf_2022fall_yap_jeremy.pdf
Overview "Darkpaw is a planned fantasy series set in the anthropomorphic world of Vulpinia and is aimed at both adult and young adult readers. The first book herein is a coming-of-age tale that focuses on the issues of racial prejudice, privilege, and nativism. These are experienced through the eyes of Argento Roughpaw, a war orphan rescued and adopted by Lady Miria Fairmane, general of the Vulpinia Empire. Despite the racism that Argento endures because of his fur color and scent, he rises to become...
Dates: 2022

Daughter Time, 2021

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Identifier: pf_2021fall_rossero_mackenzie.pdf
Overview "Daughter Time is the first installment of a Young Adult fantasy series following seventeen-year-old Vanna Mite as she finds her place in the Elemental Union, a country governed by four forces: Time, Death, Fate, and Creation. Plagued by secret visions of the future and marked by a mysterious brand on her cheek, Vanna's role in this world is larger than she realizes. Though Vanna doesn't yet know it, she owes her existence to Time, and she is but one pawn in his looming war against Death....
Dates: 2021

Dayiah, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_williams_amber.pdf
Overview "DAYIAH, 22, is a recent college graduate from Harlem, New York. She lives at home with her mother LUCILLE 'LUCY', 50s, and her father CLYDE 50s. From a young age, Dayiah has been extremely talented in painting, and as such, she's dreamed of becoming an artist. Although her father supports her, it's been a challenge convincing her mother to get behind her as one. This has a huge impact on the way Dayiah sees herself, and what she thinks she is able to accomplish. When Dayiah decides to save...
Dates: 2021

De-Vilifying the Panthers: How 2000s University Presses Challenged Dominant Historical Conceptions of the Black Panther Party, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023spring_sharma_neil.pdf
Overview "Although the Black Panther Party was only active from 1966 to 1982, the organization remains a topic of public fascination. 129 books have been written about the Panthers, and this paper examines the twenty-two books published by university presses between 2000 and 2010. I attempt to determine the reasons behind this surge of Black Panther books and how university publishers influenced the Party's historical memory. The Black Panther Party left behind a multilayered social, political, and...
Dates: 2023

Deadweight Slump, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022spring_fernandez_kāʻai.pdf
Overview "Deadweight Slump is a collection of short stories by Kā'ai Sutton Fernandez that explores the motif of isolation, specifically the ways that physical, emotional, and social isolation manifests through relationships particular to those in a guardianship. Part of the human experience is stepping up to help, assist, guide, or protect others, as well as being in need of guidance or protection. At the heart of each story in this collection is the relationship between those who need help and...
Dates: 2022

Dear Catherine, 2018

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Identifier: cw_2018spring_canner_benjamin.pdf
Overview "Dear Catherine is an epistolary fantasy-horror following Elizabeth Sokolov, one of the most brilliant architects and engineers in the Empire. Ostracized by her society for her abilities and her gender, she nevertheless receives an invitation from the Emperor himself to construct his dream project: a new city in his name that will represent that could make her name. But this grand project comes at a dangerous time. An infectious madness sweeps across the red plains of the nation, driving the...
Dates: 2018

Death of a Giant, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023summer_uckele_grayson.pdf
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"Death of a Giant is a novella about addiction and family dynamics. Complicated relationships are told through the unreliable lens of an anti-hero hoping to reconstruct the illusion of a perfect family. The narrator, George Dane, is the father of an addict, his daughter, Lorelei. Lorelei's second overdose opens a pandora's box of old memories for George. In his fight to ignore his own shortcomings, he runs the risk of losing everything." -- Abstract

Dates: 2023

Death Rattle, 2021

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Identifier: vma_2021spring_bilodeau_alexander.pdf
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"Death Rattle is an 18-minute dark comedy about a young woman who has to move in and take care of her dying grandpa. From poop to family politics, she finds herself submerged in the murky world of adult responsibility in this end-of-life coming-of-age story." -- Abstract

Dates: 2021