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Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew America has been a country of immigrants since Europeans first settled it over five hundred years ago. America has always faced the problem of assimilation, a challenge faced by every country with a considerable immigrant population. Because immigrants founded America, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or should they sacr
Chemistry in Medicine Chemical Concepts Proteins in our bodies can help to fight disease. This was first discovered by Dr. Gunter Blobel, awarded the Noble Prize in 1999. He discovered the exact devices of how nutrients are moved in the body. These nutrients are combinations of other elements such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Protein is the most important of these essential elements. They contain, in their own way, signals that transport the nutrients to the cells in need of them. These
Dr. Zhivago Movie 9 February 2004 Doctor Zhivago tells the story of Yury Zhivago, a man torn between his love for two women while caught in the chaotic course of twentieth century Russian history. Yury\'s mother dies when he is still a young boy, and his uncle Kolya raises him. He enrolls at the university in Moscow, studying medicine. There he meets Tonya, and the two marry and have a son, Sasha. Yury becomes a medical officer in the army and is stationed in a small town. He meets Lara, a woman
Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by a significant weight loss resulting from excessive dieting. Anorexia mostly targets female teens, but there is an increasing number of men motivated by the strong desire to be thin. People suffering from this have a huge fear of gaining weight, and still consider themselves to be fat no matter what their weight is. They are extremely sensitive about being fat and of losing control over the amount of food he/she eats. Anorexic
Edward Jenner Edward Jenner, a British Doctor, theorized that if a person was exposed to cowpox they would not contract smallpox thus laying the foundation for common vaccination. Jenner was born on May 17, 1749 to Rev. Stephen Jenner of Glouchestercounty. By the time Jenner reached five, he was orphaned and was largely looked after by his Aunt Deborah. By the time had reached 13 it was decided that he would practice medicine and he became an apprentice to Dr. Daniel Ludlow, a surgeon near Brist
Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized Tuesday, October 15, 2002 “I wish I could kill myself”. Many of us have spoken these words at least once in our life. 2) But, how many of us actually meant it? 1) Euthanasia is the act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness. Although euthanasia may seem reasonable, euthanasia is in fact a horrible solution to terminally ill patients. People that unfortunately have terminal illnesses should not be killed solely for the
Euthanasia Should one be allowed to decide whether to live or to die? Euthanasia is a subject that has been debated for many years but it has still not come to a conclusion yet. Only some countries like Holland allow it. I think that euthanasia should be permitted everywhere because I believe that people have the right to control their own lives. There are a lot of moral and ethical reasons why euthanasia should not be allowed, for example absolute respect for human life. Some people have strong
The Right of Religious Freedom During our class on Federal Policy we have been discussing the idea of the rights of Native Americans. While doing me research I came across on the underlining freedoms that everyone should process, the freedom of Religion. This freedom is so important in regards to Native Americans because it not only allows them to worship but defines their culture as well. I have decided to focus on just the American Indian Freedom Act of 1978 and it progression through time. R
:John Locke: An Historical Analysis of His Thought and Life Intro to Church History Dec. 10/99 Box #260 John Locke (1632-1704) is perhaps one of the most influential philosophers the world has ever seen. His writings became the basis of the eighteenth century enlightenment reason. Basil Willey describes Locke’s influence as such, “Locke stands at the end of the seventeenth century, and at the beginning of the eighteenth; his work is at once a summing-up of seventeenth century conclusions and the
Johnny Got His Gun, Chapter 1 English 10A, 6th Period November 5, 2000 “Chapter 1” of Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo was very confusing. It starts in France with a constant ringing phone that irritates a soldier of WWI. He has flashbacks of his father’s death, senior year, Christ, experiences in the war, childhood Christmas memories, parent’s love for each other, and the old party line. “It [the telephone bell] sounded different from any other telephone bell or any other sound because it ha
Marijuana Eng 111 Nov. 18 WA#5 Final Copy The use of marijuana among college students has been the subject of controversy for several decades. Marijuana use among young Americans peaked in 1979 with a 60.4% of high school seniors admitting to at least trying the drug. Today it is said that 60 million Americans have used marijuana at one point or another in their life. That is approximately 1/3 of the nations population (Internet). If so many people have used it or are using it, is it really bad?
Nazi Ethics “In the interest of...saving lives, is it acceptable to make use of data collected through mutilation, torture, and death” (Campbell, 16)? That is the question which has been rearing its head in scientific research since the end of World War II. As man has sought to quench his thirst for knowledge, lines of ethicality have been drawn to preserve the integrity of science, and provide a framework from which man can improve upon the quality of human life. In Nazi concentration and death
Allicin Chemistry 2060 27 March, 2000 Allicin- C6H10OS2 - Allicin is a compound that occurs in garlic not in its natural state but when it is cut, crushed, or slightly cooked. It is suspected to be an antibacterial, anti-fungal agent with health benefits as a liquid oxide. Much of the research pertaining to allicin has not been conclusively proven but studies have shown that when at least two servings of garlic are consumed twice a week it enhances immunity; it improves circulation; it is a topi
Discuss the causes of psychological disturbances in Parkinson’s disease. In order to address the above the request it is important to define Parkinson’s disease; it’s known causes and main physiological symptoms. Many sufferers of PD experience cognitive and mental dysfunctions from a long list. The causes of such deficits are being debated to a great extent. There is no clear conclusion that states they are caused by chemical changes in the brain associated with PD or if the stressors of living
Ritalin Many drugs plague us in this setting we call modern society. The word drug by itself conjures up images of heathens slumping in the alleyways of America’s violent streets injecting train-tracked arms full of milky white euphoria. Perhaps even scarier might be those drugs prescribed to us daily by physicians we know and trust. Millions of prescription drugs with heavy side effects and sometimes-unknown characteristics and workings are being doled out to us every day. Ritalin, a drug presc
SARS Inter-departmental efforts to prevent return of SARS ********************************************* A specially convened inter-departmental meeting today (January 8) agreed to redouble cross-sectoral efforts to minimise the risk of the return of SARS in Hong Kong. Chaired by Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Dr Yeoh Eng-kiong, the meeting noted there had been three confirmed SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) cases since the
Stereotypes and Depiction Of Native Americans in media and society November is usually the month that we celebrate Native American heritage and this is the time when young children conceptions of Indians develop out of media and in elementary school. Usually when teachers associate, native Americans with holidays like thanksgiving or Columbus day, its makes children believe that Indians don’t’ exist always referring to them in the past. As a child I remember seeing Indians portrayed in negative
THE MEXICAN POPULATION IN KITTITAS COUNTY TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.GEOGRAPHY 2. ECONOMIC HISTORY 3. POPULATION 4. CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE 5. UNEMPLOYMENT 6. INDUSTRIES, EMPLOYMENT, AND WAGES 7. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE 8. MARIA MONTOYA 9. CWU PROFESSOR PHIL GARRISON GEOGRAPHY Today there are numerous explanations as to the origin and particulars on why Kittitas County was named this particular name. Through evidence accumulated by archaeologists, findings of fossils and fragments show that Native Americans
Terrorism and the International Court of Justice 04/26/01 PL SC 14H Terrorism and the International Court of Justice I. History of International Terrorism II. State Sponsored Terrorism A. Iran B. Sudan III. Benefits Derived From Terrorism A. Inexpensive and ability to advance ideologies B. Fear C. Publicity D. Minimal risk E. Lack of public defeat IV. Aspects of Terrorism A. Technological advances B. Weapons of mass destruction C. Cyber terrorism D. Suicide bombing V. Islamic Terrorist Organiza
The Heiress Theater Hist./Lit. The Heiress, a tragic drama by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, is set in Victorian America, in the middle of an unchanging room, with several characters, and over a relatively small period of time. This makes The Heiress an example of a “well made play.” Each character has a special piece of the play that sets them apart, whether it is class, profession, wealth, or beauty. Dr. Austin Sloper is a doctor and practices his medicine with grave seriousness. He is demanding of
Wealth, Poverty, and Economics in Proverbs Job and Proverbs April 3/00 Box #260 Wealth, poverty and economics has been one of the main areas of human interest and investigation over the last three hundred years. Beginning in earnest during the enlightenment period of Europe, economics and wealth has been studied thoroughly and aggressively. Often times, this debate has produced great ideological and polemical debates, even wars and revolutions.[1] Indeed, man has been increasingly described and
Anthropology Anthropology is a social science that revolves around the tool of observation. Yet, for a discipline that appears rather basic it becomes relatively complicated as one examines the subsections of the science. Such is the case when referring to discipline of applied anthropology. Applied anthropologists do not solitarily research, observe and analyze a condition, but more, provide a practical solution to a human problem. It takes conscious effort for one to leave their culture in ord
How useful is Attribution Theory? Attribution theory assumes that people try to determine why people do what they do. The theory deals with the information one uses in making casual inferences, and the way one deals with this information to answer a casual question. But how can this account to the usefulness of the theory? By knowing the reasons for various behaviours people can better predict future behaviours, and thus protect themselves from any unpleasant surprises (Brown, 1986). This search
Avian Influenza ISLAMABAD, Feb 12: The Food and Agriculture Organization has approved a $390,000 emergency assistance for Pakistan to control avian influenza outbreaks in all poultry species so as to stop the transmission of the disease from poultry to humans. The UN bodies, FAO and WHO, confirmed that Pakistan was infected with H-7 strain of avian influenza and said avian influenza poses serious human health risks . The approval for assistance brings into question the stance of the country\'s h
How Deep is Beauty? English IV-3 8 March 2002 If “beauty is only skin deep,” then why do we care what we look like? Crest is advocating having white teeth by helping people turn on their smile. If, however, we truly believe that beauty is within, should we not be more concerned with cavity free teeth? It seems throughout the ages that man has claimed one thing and believed another. Social hypocrisy follows us wherever we go. No one seems to know what we truly believe about beauty. This is not a
Life Stress Health 9 am 4-28-04 Do you ever get frazzled over something that is usually not a problem to you? Any situation can be stressful depending on the factors influencing you. Such as, you are in class and the bell rings but, you are nowhere near finished with the test you are taking. On a normal day a ring of the bell may not be stressful to you, but having a test due is a factor which causes you stress. A life changing event such as a death in the family or a divorce can be very traumat
International Court of Justice 04/26/01 PL SC 14H Overview The issue of international terrorism is one that has engulfed the global community. With terrorism on the increase, we have seen that its importance has increased. Whether domestic or international in nature, terrorism is having an ever-increasing impact upon the international community. The United States has fallen victim to acts of terrorism recently, most notably the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma C
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew America has always been a country of immigrants, since it was first settled by Europeans over five hundred years ago. Like any country with a considerable immigrant population, American has always faced the problem of assimilation. Because America was founded and settled by immigrants, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or
F.O.R. Fitness Business Plan Executive Summary: F.O.R. Fitness is a service to the client that projects individual attention and positive reinforcement in the comforts of the client’s home. We will begin operations in January of 2004. Our proposed business is a service providing personal training at the next level. This partnership will be owned and managed by Francis Namocatcat, Oksana Kovalenko, and Rob Yarrington. Each business owner will contribute an equal investment to the company and shar
Starting Early, Starting Late Writing Workshop 3-1-2004 Many high school students are tired during the school day, distracting them from their studies. This causes bad grades, irritable teachers, unhappy parents, and nothing gets accomplished. Studies have suggested that the average adolescent brain doesn’t even begin to function until around 9:30 am. Although some believe this to be matter of opinion, many schools already use the suggested later arrival time, so their students can be ready to l
Dogma In the American Heritage Dictionary defines Dogma is a doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a church. In the movie “dogma”, Bartleby and Loki who are two renegade fallen angels, debated about the unfairness of God. Bartleby said that he (God) gave humankind a choice and they choose to acknowledge God or they choose to ignore him. Therefore, a lot of philosophers came down in the world such as Buddha from I
SONY ENTERTAINMENT 4-12-04 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. • Howard Stringer, CEO • Located in New York, NY • Sales for fiscal year 2003: $5.3 billion • Produces, manufactures, distributes and markets recorded music and entertainment in a wide range of formats, including video, CD, DVD, MD, Super Audio CD and via the Internet • Comprised of three divisions: Sony Music (domestic U.S.) Sony Music International (all countries outside of the U.S. and Japan) Sony Classical (the worldwide classical musi
The Renaissance Era Historical Events 1500 – 1600: DL: African Slaves are taken across the Atlantic to work on sugar plantations – 1510. ED : University of Valencia founded – 1500 RP : Ahmed ad Mansur leads Moroccans into a battle against the Songhai – 1500 VA : Nuts and Bolts are first used in Europe – 1550’s. M : William Shakespeare is born – 1564. PH : Elizabeth I begins her reign as Queen of England – 1588. ST : The First toilet is invented – 1589. LT: Sir Walter Raleigh born - 1552 PH : Pol
Descartes’ Argument Intro to Philosophy Mid-Term Paper Following his First Meditation, Descartes commences his next meditation with a rather overwhelming doubt on the certainty of his conclusions from the meditation he has written a day before. He expresses his extensive uneasiness with those new doubts by comparing himself to being tumbled in a deep whirlpool; unable to find grounding nor gasping for air, as if he is drowning in his own convictions. His dilemma began during the First Meditation
Beliefs and Worships February 3, 2002 Article #31 Many cultures practice various rituals and ceremonies as a tribute to their beliefs and worship. The bizarre values and customs of the Nacirema tribe present such unusual characteristics of cultural behavior. “The fundamental belief underlying the whole system appears to be that the human body is ugly and that its natural tendency is to debility and disease. Incarcerated in such a body, man’s only hope is to avert these characteristics through th
The Kathy Lee Gifford Center of the Medical Arts P-1 05/19/04 Due to the current changes in California state economy in 1995 Kathy Lee Gifford’s son Cody was not given quality service when Kathy “paid off” the security guards to let Cody, with a minor paper cut, into the hospital in front of 30 kids with serious injuries. Knowing Kathy’s large persona and outrageous personality, she caused a media frenzy when she donated over half of her lifetime savings to build a Hospital in Beverly Hills. Thi
Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution, term which gained currency during the mid-19th century and became widely used by the 1880s. It has traditionally been used to describe dramatic transformations occurring in manufacturing industry between approximately 1750 and 1850 that set the pattern for industrialization. The first Industrial Revolution occurred in Great Britain, and profoundly altered its economy and society. The most immediate changes were in production: what was produced, as wel
Morrie In Tuesdays with Morrie’s box I have 14 items. Each item represents one of the Tuesdays. The first item I have it is the newspaper and this item describe the first Tuesday, which talks about world. Morrie likes to read the newspaper every day because he likes to know what is happening in the world around him. Morrie’s view for this subject was to describe the news that is going on around the world for people in order for them to feel what is happening around them. And that is why the news
:Joseph Carey Merrick: The Story Behind the Sideshow Attraction One-hundred and forty-one years ago, a baby boy named Joseph Carey Merrick was born. As with any other healthy birth, Joseph was a beautiful little human with proud parents. As time went on, he grew to be a happy toddler. Until he began to develop strange lumps on his face. By the time he was five, the right side of Joseph’s face was covered with tumors. From then on, his body would develop into the most tragic case of deformity the
Capital Punishment Value Paper Comm. Skills II Capital punishment has been a mainstay of many cultures throughout the world dating back several hundred years because it is an effective punishment and deterrent. Every individual must be accountable and every attempt at dissuading reoccurrences of violent crimes must be taken. When we have the means to incapacitate violent offenders and deter future murders, to not avail ourselves of the option to do so would be negligent. Incapacitation is the mo
Motivation MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES I believe that every person is motivated about something; the challenge is to find out how to create a work environment that enables people to express that motivation at work. So how do you motivate employees? The answer to this question seems like is would be simple but it is actually quite complex. In order for employees to become and remain self-motivated, they need to have a reason. In fact, the word motivation means having a motive or reason. In my research I
WHAT DID THE GREEKS GIVE US? “I am daughter of the sun...I am the olive tree, the blessed one. K. Palamas. The olive tree is inevitably linked with Greek history, culture and life, as is olive oil, the product of its fruit. Greeks have always considered the olive tree and its fruit as a gift from the gods. Homer referred to olive oil as liquid gold. Since ancient times, olive oil has been a central feature of Greek life. The origins of the olive tree cultivation are lost in prehistory. Special u
Descartes’ Method of Doubt and Proof of Self-existence In his Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes looks back on his life and realizes that a great number of his opinions have been false. Subsequently, the knowledge he has built up over his life must also be markedly false, seeing as it is based upon such incorrect opinions. He resolves to restart his quest for knowledge from the bottom, building a philosophy to be the foundation upon which all further intellectual
American Health Care 11 April 2004 The American Health Care system has prided itself on providing high quality services to the citizens who normally cannot afford them. This system has been in place for years and until now it did a fairly decent job. The problem today is money; the cost of hospital services and doctor fees are rising faster than ever before. The government has been trying to come up with a new plan these past few years even though there has been strong opposition against a new H
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States Public Policy Analysis POL429 Central Washington University May 31, 2004 Since the passage of the Harrison Act in 1914, the federal approach to drug abuse control has included a variety of ways for reducing both the supply of, and demand for, illicit drugs. At first the supply and demand reduction strategies were grounded in the traditional deterrence model: Though legislation and criminal penalties, individuals would be discouraged from using
Practical Applications of Statistics Practical Applications of Statistics What Is Statistics? American Heritage Dictionary® defines statistics as: The mathematics of the collection, organization, and interpretation of numerical data, especially the analysis of population characteristics by inference from sampling. The Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary® definition is: A branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data
Cloning Since Scottish scientists reported the successful cloning of a sheep named Dolly in 1996, new research into cloning has grown as rapidly as the ethical controversy surrounding the procedure. In May of 1998, scientists at a Massachusetts cell research firm announced the production of genetically identical calves using a new cloning technology that could make it possible to create “designer” cattle. In addition, that June, the news about the successful cloning of a mouse swept through the
Video Games and Their Psychological Effects Each week people throughout the world spend millions of hours playing video games. Is this part of the problem with society today, or is it a new and positive form of entertainment? Since the early 1980’s people have been questioning the negative side effects of video games. Extremists are shouting that it is corrupting children by teaching violence. They have a good point when looking at notoriously violent games like Grand Theft Auto. On the other ha
Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative moderate potential for abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odor of alcohol on breath, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, then altered
Depression in Children and Adolescents July 18, 2004 Depression among children and adolescents is common, but often goes over-looked and under-treated. It affects one percent of preschoolers, two percent of children under the age of thirteen and five to eight percent of adolescents. (Son, Sung 2000) Depression becomes more significant with middle adolescents. Young woman are more likely to become depressed than young men by a two to one ratio. (Jacques, Heather 2004) Depression is more than bein