The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness
of a one-hour in-service nutrition education
workshop for high school coaches in Corvallis, Eugene and
Salem, Oregon. The objectives were to determine: 1. if
the workshop can make positive changes in nutrition knowledge;
2. which type of participant benefits most...
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the top ten best-selling children's picture books of 2006 reveals that these books contain elements of systematic privilege and oppression. Dominant group members are numerically overrepresented in the sample. Major emergent themes are the normalization of racism and white privilege, the stereotypical portrayal of the...
This research summarizes the cumulative efforts of in-depth research,
extensive participant observation, and archival analysis focused on Southern Oregon
lesbian lands. This community of womyn has persisted in rural Southern Oregon for
nearly 30 years. The intention of this study is to examine both the accumulation of
knowledge of issues...
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF α) and interferon gamma (IFN γ) were initially recognized as inflammatory mediators produced by immune cells in response to infectious agents or foreign material. (1,5) However, over the past decade much research in mammalian species has indicated that these proteins also play key roles in...
The epidemiology of nematode infections in ewes and lambs on
irrigated pastures was investigated during one reproductive cycle
in a commercial operation in Central Oregon. Primary objectives
were to determine the sources of parasitism, the effect on lamb
weight gains, and the effectiveness of control procedures in minimizing
According to The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS report of regional
statistics for HIV/AIDS from 2001-2008, Latin America has the third highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS
among children and adults in the world with about 2 million infected in 2008. Among all of these
countries, Mexico has the...
MySpace is a social network phenomenon with over 100 million profiles
and a strong presence in over 24 countries. As digital media become more
commonplace, social networks are becoming sites where women create and
manage relationships and identities. This thesis is a study of how women
ages 18-22 are constructing...
This study will show that polygamy is not a religious
freedom protected under the U.S. Constitution, but a power
system in which men use economic, political, social and
physical force to control the behavior of others. This
thesis will use a feminist perspective theory to provide a
theoretical outline for...
The rapid decline of marine ecosystems worldwide and the failure of traditional single species management pushed for the development of ecosystem-based conservation measures such as marine protected areas (MPA) to slow the loss of marine biodiversity. One approach to MPA creation advocates targeting marine megafauna (e.g., marine mammals, seabirds, sharks,...
Passage through The Vagina Monologues: A College Anti-Violence Rite examines the ways in which the audience at Oregon State University (OSU) responds to the annual production of the play in connection with the international college campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and to raise money for community organizations...