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Vassar Scholarship

Vassar Scholarship, the institutional repository formerly known as Digital Window, reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to a variety of collections, including senior theses and projects across a wide range of disciplines.

  • 1462 results in Vassar Scholarship

An Assessment of the Vassar-Poughkeepsie Town-and-Gown Divide: Strategies for a Sustainable and Collaborative Future

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2023-April-24
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This paper explores the town-and-gown divide between the college and local communities in order to investigate how institutions of higher education can foster mutually beneficial relationships with their neighbors. The project culminates in a guidebook of proposals for the college...

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An Assimilation Cut Short: The Emerging Minoan Thalassocracy of 1628 B.C.

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2012-January-01
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The Minoans left an indelible mark on the Aegean during the height of their power in the Bronze Age. Just north of the coast of Minoan populated Crete sits an island called Thera where a port town, named Akrotiri, has...

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An exploration of the diary as a medium: during the 17th and 18th centuries

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2017-January-01
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Looking through the 17th and 18th centuries and specifically the diaries of Samuel Pepys and William Byrd, I aim to explore the medium specificity in the diary as well as its particular moment in manuscript culture. Being written by hand...

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An Eye for the Invisible: Exploring the Role of Image-Making in Science

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2020-January-01
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This thesis tracks the evolution of filmed and photographed depictions of science, emphasizing in particular their dual existence as empirical research tools and stunning works of art.

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An illness in Crisis: The Subtleties That Led To The PACE Trial And Its Impact On ME/CFS

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2023-April-24
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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a contested illness with no diagnosis. Treatment typically consists of symptom management. This spurred interest in finding ways to help patients with ME/CFS to find new ways of improving and helping them recover. The...

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An Introduction to Library Search

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2022
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In summer 2022, the Vassar Libraries launched the new Library Search tool, which replaces the library catalog and Discover as the primary gateway to our physical and digital collections.

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An Investigation into the Relationship between Sports Participation, Academic Performance and Mental Health in Middle and High School Athletes

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2023-April-23
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An Islamic perspective on inequality in Pakistan

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1991-October-01
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This paper examines the distribution of income in Pakistan, and in each of its four provinces, from an explicit and formal Islamic perspective. A cardinally significant Atkinson-Kolm-Sen relative index of inequality reflecting that perspective is proposed and computed from the...

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An Issue of Sewerage: The role of Ellen Swallow Richards in Broad Irrigation at Vassar College and the present day impacts of excavation on Haven Loam soil

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2023-April-20
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From 1896 to 1909, a system of sewage disposal existed on the Vassar farm, purifying sewage through sandy soils and irrigating the adjacent crop fields. This system was ecologically innovative in its time and Ellen Swallow Richards, a Vassar alumna...

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