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Getting to America : the new normal in undocumented migration from Central America to the United States
A visual and written treatment of the driving forces behind undocumented migration to the United States from Central America in 2016, the dangers of the journey, and US policy responses to the phenomenon through the ...
Offshore outsourcing in global design networks
Researchers have examined the benefits of outsourcing engineering design services from various perspectives. However, the process by which complex engineering design work is outsourced across international boundaries has ...
From Austin to Baghdad in three easy pieces
This solo performance is an exploration of the psyche of an Iraqi man living in America, and an exploration of the fractured nature of nationality, the elusiveness of identity, and the ‘eternal expatriates’ quest to return 'home.'
Mediaocracy in Mexico : manufacturing consent for state repression in San Salvador Atenco
In Mexico’s neoliberal era, development projects threaten to uproot the lives of mestizo and indigenous peasant farmers. Faced with displacement from their lands, farmers from Atenco in the Texcoco Valley of Central Mexico ...
El lamento borincano : Puerto Rico, the United States and 100 years of "unjust and unintelligent" policies
The United States took possession of Puerto Rico in 1898 with the end of the Spanish American war. Since that time, U.S. policies toward the island have been predicated on notions of race and the other and on confused ...
Typical problems with reusing mineral springs buildings and how they are overcome
Mineral springs were a popular aspect of American culture prior to World War II. In conjunction with the rest of the United States, Texas offered visitors numerous locations for people to “take the waters.” Unfortunately, ...
Consumers' attitudes towards product placement in three media : a cross-cultural study of the U.S. and Korea
No previous study has yet examined attitude toward product placement in the U.S. and Korea together. To fill the gap in a body of product placement literature, the current study was conducted to examine any differences and ...
The potential of desalination as an alternative water supply in the United States
Many parts of the United States are facing water shortages. Planners have to ensure that there will be an adequate water supply to meet the needs of the growing population. Though many places encourage water conservation, ...
Superpower ideology : what a century of Venezuela in The New York Times can tell us about ourselves
This thesis explores the role of news discourse in the reproduction of dominant international structures of power by focusing on the case study of Venezuela in The New York Times editorials over the course of the twentieth ...
Smaller is better : barriers to building affordable multifamily housing at a neighborhood scale
Low- and moderate-income Americans rely on affordable housing. It is clear that affordable rental housing is needed, but much of what is getting built, especially in the high-growth West and South, gives rise to negative ...