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    Baccalaureate Talk
    (2019-05-23) Pringle, Rick; Center for Psychology
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    Alternative Professions: Goucher College Graduates and Social Reform, 1892-1910
    (1976) Requardt, Cynthia Horsburgh; Flack, J. Kirkpatrick; Master of Arts, University of Maryland
    Recently historians have criticized the development of women- dominated professions such as teaching and social work. Condemning these fields from the perspective of the 1970s, however, neglects their importance as professional alternatives for college women at the turn of the century. This thesis examines Goucher College graduates at this time in order to determine why they overwhelmingly chose social service work for their careers. Their motivation stemmed from two factors: the goals of Goucher's education and the professional opportunities offered by these fields. Goucher administrators expected the graduates to use their education to serve others, and the many faculty active in Baltimore social service work were models. The ad- ministrators also stressed that the graduates were to be womanly; they gave the students a rigorous intellectual training (modeled after the leading men's colleges) for womanly duties. The students kept this in mind when choosing a career. Those who wanted a profession could not be womanly and enter the male-dominated medical or legal professions. Instead they chose alternative professions. Goucher graduates chose teaching, charity, settlement, and Young Women's Christian Association work because these were fields which had potentially professional structures. In addition, women already working to develop these four fields acted as professional models for Goucher graduates.
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    The Story of My Life
    (2018-05) Muuss, Rolf
    Rolf E. Muuss received his teaching diploma from the Padagogische Hochschule, Flensburg, Germany; his M.Ed. from Western Maryland College; and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. From 1959 until his retirement in 1995, he has held the positions of professor,_ chairman of education, director of special education, and chairman of sociology and anthropology at Goucher College, where he also held the Elizabeth C. Todd Distinguished Professorship (1980-85). Dr. Muuss is the author of six editions of Theories of Adolescence (Random House 1962,1968,1975,1982, McGraw-Hill1988, 1996). He is also the author of First-Aid for Classroom Discipline Problems (Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1962) and has published over 100 research studies and articles in medical, psychological, and educational journals in the United States, Germany, England, Switzerland, and Sweden. In his autobiography Muuss discusses his role as a pilot in the German military during World War II.
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    On Their Tiptoes: Political Time and Newspapers during the Advent of the Radicalized French Revolution, circa 1792-93
    (2009) Hale, Matthew; History; Center for the Humanities
    The article presents information on the role of newspapers at the time of the French revolution during 1792-1793. It is stated that a study of newspapers in 1792-1793 reveals the impact of the radicalized French Revolution on the political culture of the U.S. It is mentioned that newspapers developed a feeling of community among otherwise unconnected francophiles, and also provided them with a chronology of events. Many Democratic-Republican editors, including Thomas Adams, promoted the role of newspapers in the advancement of liberty. Events during the French Revolution included the French victory over the Prussians at the Battle of Valmy on September 20, 1792, and the establishment of the French Republic on September 22, 1792.
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    Fear and Terror: The Expulsion of Polish Jews from Saxony/Germany in October 1938
    This article is a regional study that focuses on the expulsion of Jews with Polish citizenship from Saxony, mostly long-term legal residents of Germany, in the context of the so-called ‘Polenaktion’ (27–29 October 1938). The article gives a brief overview of the expulsion of Polish Jews from Germany and highlights the special circumstances in Saxony, specifically in Leipzig. The article examines the role of the local police forces in carrying out the arrests and transports to the German–Polish border. It further draws attention to the tumultuous situation near Beuthen (Bytom) where the distressed expellees were chased across the border into Polish territory. The article also traces the steps of individuals and families after their disorienting arrival in Poland. Finally it addresses the question of the ‘returnees’ – a limited number of expellees who were allowed to return to their hometowns in Germany for a short period in order to take care of their businesses, financial affairs and apartments. Highlighting Saxony as one example, this article shows that the brutal mass expulsion of Polish Jews from Germany was not only an unprecedented act of mass violence and viciousness against Jews in Germany, but also became a precursor, a ‘test case,’ for subsequent mass deportations. The Security Service of the Reichsführer-SS and the Main Office of the Security Police most likely did not have fully developed plans for mass deportations ready in October 1938. However, the Nazi authorities could draw on their experiences during the Polenaktion with regard to logistics, coordination of administrative steps and offices, panic control, intimidation, and brutality. These measures set the stage for the arrests and mass transports during the November Pogrom not even two weeks after the Polenaktion and for the mass deportations during World War II.
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    Stretching the boundaries of transformative sustainability learning: On the importance of decolonizing ways of knowing and relations with the more-than-human
    (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016-12-07) Harmin, Matthew; Barrett, MJ; Hoessler, Carolyn
    This paper chronicles students’ experiences of transformative sustainability learning through ‘epistemological stretching’ – a pedagogical orientation which focuses on expanding the ways of knowing that someone respects, understands, and/or engages with. With a particular emphasis on decolonizing relations between humans and the more-than-human, epistemological stretching enables students to articulate and critically engage with the epistemologies of their academic fields, gain new(old) perspectives on relations with the more-than-human, and interact with Indigenous knowledges in more effective and ethical ways. Students in this study experienced powerful learning outcomes in the following areas: reconceptualization of relationships, acknowledgement and deconstruction of power, and worldview bridging. Some students also received validation for ways of knowing that they previously engaged in but were unsure about expressing in academic contexts.
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    The Berners Hours: A 237-leaf Fifteenth-Century Illuminated Manuscript Prayer-Book (Horae)
    (2017) Sanders, Arnold; Special Collections & Archives of the Goucher College Library
    The Berners Hours is a 237-leaf illuminated manuscript prayer book written on parchment in the Netherlands for English users by artists associated with William de Vrelant (ca. 1420-1481). The scribes’ script and painting style resembles those found in Vrelant atelier manuscripts from the 1470s. The small book, about 120 x 85 mm., begins with a calendar of saints’ feast days annotated by its earliest known owner, William Berners. He recorded the births of his four children in Angers, France, and Epping, England between 1527 and 1531. Following the calendar, the book contains the “Fifteen Os of St. Bridget of Sweden,” longer prayers to the Trinity and seven saints, prayers for the Hours of the Virgin and the Hours of the Cross, dozens of shorter prayers invoking saints and the lives of Jesus and Mary, two complete versions of the Psalms, and two shorter selections of the Penitential and Gradual Psalms. The major prayers originally were accompanied by facing full-page miniature paintings of their subjects, of which nine remain, six damaged to a greater or lesser degree by devotional kissing during worship. Twenty-one historiated initials, almost all perfectly preserved, begin the shorter prayers with tiny (ca. 2 x 3 mm.) scenes illustrating the prayers. Later owners signed the manuscript in Picardy, France, in the 18th century, and at around the same period another hand wrote out musical notation to Mass settings (“In festis duplicibus” or “on double feast days”) on an added quire of parchment that is noticeably heavier than the delicate parchment of the main manuscript. The Berners Hours appears to have been rebound only once, probably in the eighteenth century, in full leather stamped on both covers and spine with the “Instruments of the Passion.” The manuscript was donated to the Goucher College Library’s Special Collections and Archives in 2017 by Emeritus Professor of English Arnold Sanders and his wife, Laura Provan, in honor of their parents and Nancy Magnuson, College Librarian.
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    Past Forward: Oral History Interviews with Holocaust Survivors and Storytelling (Telling their Stories)
    (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) Larkey, Uta; Center for the Study of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
    This article highlights new research opportunities on Oral History interviews and storytelling. From 2003-2013 Goucher College students interviewed Holocaust survivors in Baltimore and publicly retold their stories on campuses, in schools and synagogues. These Oral History interviews and storytelling presentations are stored in digital form in the Special Collections at the Goucher Library, and are currently in the process of being made available online. The students used their chronologically structured interviews to develop their own narration of the survivors' accounts. The interviews and presentations include a wide variety of survival experiences all over war-torn Europe as well as the survivors’ recollections of their arrival in the U.S. The Goucher Collection adds another aspect to existing archived Oral History interviews: The survivors entrust their stories to interviewers the age of their own grandchildren. The interviews as well as the digitized storytelling presentations are a rich source for comparative analyses with interviews from other collections, and/or other forms of testimonies.
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    (2010-02) Webster, Micah; Guidotti, Patrick; Mathematics; Center for Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences
    Numerous models of industrial processes such as diffusion in glassypolymers or solidification phenomena, lead to general one-phase free boundary value problems with phase onset. In this paper we develop a framework viable to prove global existence and stability of planar solutions to one such multi-dimensional model whose application is in controlled-release pharmaceuticals. We utilize a boundary integral reformulation to allow for the use of maximal regularity. To this effect, we view the operators as pseudo-differential and ex-ploit knowledge of the relevant symbols. Within this framework, we give a local existence and continuous dependence result necessary to prove planar solutions are locally exponentially stable with respect to two-dimensional perturbations.
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    Abstract Functional Stochastic Evolution Equations Driven by Fractional Brownian Motion
    (2014-02-25) McKibben, Mark A.; Webster, Micah; Mathematics; Center for Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences
    We investigate a class of abstract functional stochastic evolution equations driven by a fractional Brownian motion in a real separable Hilbert space. Global existence results concerning mild solutions are formulated under various growth and compactness conditions. Continuous dependence estimates and convergence results are also established. Analysis of three stochastic partial differential equations, including a second-order stochastic evolution equation arising in the modeling of wave phenomena and a nonlinear diffusion equation, is provided to illustrate the applicability of the general theory.
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    (2015) McKibben, Mark A.; Webster, Micah; Mathematics; Center for Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences
    We investigate a class of abstract delay stochastic integrodifferential delay equations driven by a fractional Brownian motion (fBm) dependent upon a family of probability measures in a separable Hilbert space. We establish the existence and uniqueness of a mild solution and various convergence and approximation results. Finally, the analysis of two examples with numerical experiments is presented to provide numerical evidence of weak convergence.
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    Abstract functional second-order stochastic evolution equations with applications
    (2017-01-24) McKibben, Mark A.; Webster, Micah; Mathematics; Center for Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences
    We investigate a class of abstract second-order damped functional stochastic evolution equations driven by a fractional Brownian motion in a separable Hilbert space. The global existence of mild solutions is established under various growth and compactness conditions. The case of a nonlocal initial condition is addressed. A related convergence result is discussed, and the theory is applied to stochastic wave and beam equations, as well as a spring-mass system, for illustrative purposes.
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    The 1816 Philadelphia Emma: A Forgotten Edition and Its Readers
    (Jane Austen Society of North America, 2016) Wells, Juliette
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    Baccalaureate Speech
    (2017-05-18) Magnuson, Nancy; Library
    College Librarian Nancy Magnuson, prior to her retirement after 30 years with the College, offers advice to the 2017 Goucher College graduates at Baccalaureate.
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    Nonlinear stability analysis of a two-dimensional diffusive free boundary problem
    (2010-01-25) Webster, Micah; Guidotti, Patrick; Mathematics and Computer Science
    We explore global existence and stability of planar solutions to a multi-dimensional Case II polymer diffusion model which takes the form of a one-phase free boundary problem with phase onset. Due to a particular boundary condition, convergence cannot be expected on the whole domain. A boundary integral formulation derived in [13] is shown to remain valid in the present context and allows us to circumvent this difficulty by restricting the analysis to the free boundary. The integral operators arising in the boundary integral formulation are analyzed by methods of pseudodifferential calculus. This is possible as explicit symbols are available for the relevant kernels. Spectral analysis of the linearization can then be combined with a known principle of linearized stability [12] to obtain local exponential stability of planar solutions with respect to two-dimensional perturbations.
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    The Internet Is Not the Question
    (2015-12) Myers, Jeff; English; Bachelor's Degree
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    Joe Morton Memorial
    (2016-06-18) Magnuson, Nancy
    A celebration of life for Professor Joe Morton was held Saturday June 18 at 1pm in the Athenaeum at Goucher College. Speakers were Jason Morton, Rebecca Morton, Nancy Magnuson, Katie Lautar, Sister Ardeth Platte, and Bart Houseman. Meredith Morton played the cello. The gathering music was performed by José Antonio Bowen. The slide show was created by Scott Davis, a 2010 Goucher alum. Dr. Morton was the founder of Goucher’s Peace Studies Program and professor emeritus of philosophy and peace studies. Dr. Morton learned the necessity of reconciliation at an early age. Born in Hungary, he came to the United States as a child with his parents and sister to escape the Holocaust. Dr. Morton received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and his doctorate in philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University. He came to Goucher in 1963, chaired the Philosophy Department from 1978 to 1988, and founded the Peace Studies Program in 1991, one of the few programs in the country of its kind at that time. He served Goucher faithfully until his retirement in 2000 and remained an active member of the community until his passing.
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    A History of the Goucher College Library, Baltimore, Maryland, 1885-1949
    (1952-06) Kirby, Madge B.; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Catholic University; Library Science
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    Teaching the Scientific Literature Review: Collaborative Lessons for Guided Inquiry - Book Review
    (The Library Quarterly, 2016-01) Flinton, Pamela; Goucher College Library