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    • N.Y. Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and His Effect on the Insurance Industry: An Event Study 

      Sasse, Katie (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      On October 14, 2004, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer shook the entire insurance industry by filing a civil lawsuit against a group of insurance companies regarding their alleged price-fixing and bid-rigging. By ...
    • Happenings between the Fox and Wisconsin: Historical Analysis of Portage, Wisconsin. 

      Perry, August (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      This article explores the town of Portage, Wisconsin's Native American history and the significance of the town as a historical site. Located between the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, the town of Portage is home to many ...
    • Dollarization and Macroeconomic Stability in Latin America. 

      Castillo, Sofia (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      This paper examines if dollarization has had a positive impact on the macroeconomic stability of Latin American countries. Dollarization refers to either the official or unofficial replacement of local currencies with the ...
    • Ageism: Lack of Implicit Stereotypes Across Adulthood 

      Linberts, Jessica; June, Andrea (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      This study expanded the sample populations which have been tested for ageism. An encoding task and an unexpected recall task measured ageism within these populations: 18-25 years, 25-54 years, and 55+ years. Eighty-seven ...
    • Experiments in Bone Burning 

      Glazewski, Megan (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      Most people, when building a fire, look for wood for their fuel source. However, wood was not available for some people in prehistory. Early arctic people of the Beringia area may have used bones as a primary fuel source. ...
    • A War for Freedom: Slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation. 

      Freund, Heather (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      This paper examines the real effects of the Emancipation Proclamation, as it technically freed no slaves. It explores the events and legislation that led up the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation as well as the ...
    • Lunacy in the 19th Century: Women's Admission to Asylums in United States of America. 

      Pouba, Katherine; Tianen, Ashley (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      Between the years of 1850-1900, women were placed in mental institutions for behaving in ways that male society did not agree with. Women during this time period had minimal rights, even concerning their own mental health. ...
    • A Diatom-based, Paleolimnological Study of Rush Lake, Wisconsin. 

      Fischer-Guex, Laura (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      Rush Lake, located in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, is a shallow, eutrophic, lake/wetland dominated by cattails. This system has been historically important for fishing and waterfowl production. A sediment core (374 cm) was ...
    • The Cost of Freedom. 

      Stoll, Jennifer (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      Freedom came to enslaved African Americans at a high cost. The struggle of African Americans' fight for freedom started before the Civil War and trudged on. Slaves would experience limited freedoms, more prejudices, and ...
    • Chadian Oil: Avoiding the Resource Curse 

      Thompson, Hans (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      All too often the benefits of natural resources are not realized by the portions of the population most in need. As has been seen time and time again, revenues from resources such as oil are mismanaged, or worse embezzled, ...
    • Oshkosh Scholar 

      Castillo, Sofia; Fischer-Guex, Laura; Freund, Heather; Glazewski, Megan; Holcomb, Lisa; June, Andrea; Linberts, Jessica; Lyon, Nicole; Perry, August; Pouba, Katherine; Sasse, Katie; Stoll, Jennifer; Thompson, Hans; Tianen, Ashley (Office of Grants and Faculty Development, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
    • Beyond the Status-Quo: Cultivating Peace in Post-Genocide Countries 

      Lyon, Nicole (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      This paper asserts that constructively remembering past atrocities is central to the formation of a lasting, multi-faceted peace in post-genocide societies. The Rwandan case-study first illustrates the dynamics of a society ...
    • Autonomy in Abuse: Glimpses of Freedom in New Orleans. 

      Holcomb, Lisa (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006-05)
      This paper examines unusual opportunities for autonomy found by women of African descent in New Orleans, from the time the city was acquired by the United States until the Civil War. This city's unique history partially ...
    • Oshkosh Scholar 

      Chomsisengphet, S. Larry; Buchmann, Beau; Schrauth, Jamie; Linberts, Andrea June; Linberts, Jessica; Mynsberge, Heath; Miller, Adeline; Simeth, Anna; Whitfield, Jonathan; Knitt, Joseph; Bodoh, Bruce; Schettle, Sarah; Marker, Erik (Office of Grants and Faculty Development, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2007)
    • Poverty Rates and Spending on Public Education at the K-12 Level: Is There a Correlation? 

      Chomsisengphet, S. Larry (2007-12-14)
      Many academics and policymakers argue that increases in spending on public education will reduce poverty. The goal of this paper is to evaluate whether increases in current spending on public education at the K-12 level ...
    • A Cross-sectional Analysis of Research and Development Expenditures. 

      Buchmann, Beau (2007-12-18)
      Long-term economic growth is sustained by research and development activities conducted by private firms, and therefore, understanding how firms make R&D choices is important. In this study, Compustat data is used to ...
    • Hand-Use Lateralization in Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) 

      Schrauth, Jamie (2007-12-18)
      As a part of a zoo enrichment program, this study examined hand preference for two captive adult (one male, one female) ring-tailed lemurs in order to determine whether bimanual hand preference was consistent with unimanual ...
    • The Effects of Enriched and Typical Laboratory Environments on Object Investigation in Old Sprague Dawley Rats. 

      Linberts, Andrea June; Linberts, Jessica (2007-12-18)
      The purpose of this study was to observe the differences in object investigation between two groups of aged Sprague Dawley rats reared in an enriched and a typical laboratory environment. Research has shown that enrichment ...
    • Confusion for Cheeseheads: How Contradictory Expert Opinions Have Stalled Wisconsin's CCW Legislation. 

      Mynsberge, Heath (2007-12-18)
      This study argues that Wisconsin’s failure to pass any concealed carrying of weapons (CCW) legislation stems from the multitude of differing opinions and findings on CCW. This assertion is made by focusing on three studies ...
    • Combating Invisibility: Older Women Stereotypes Revised 

      Miller, Adeline; Simeth, Anna (2007-12-18)
      This essay discusses the difference between television and literary portrayals of middle-aged and older women in the last 30 years of the 20th century. TV writers rarely included older women in programming, and when they ...