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Disruptive stories: amplifying voices from the writing center margins
(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2024) Kleinfeld, Elizabeth, editor; Lee, Sohui, editor; Prebel, Julie, editor; Utah State University Press, publisher
Explores how marginality impacts writing centers, the people who work in them, and the scholarship generated from them. Chapters provide perspectives across status, role, nationality, race, and abilities that have been absent or little explored in writing center conversations.--Provided by publisher.
A face out of clay: poems
(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2024) Ameneyro, Brent, author; The Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, publisher
The poems in this manuscript explore identity through several lenses, including ancestry and personal experiences living in both the United States and Mexico. Ameneyro spent several formative years of his childhood living in Puebla, Mexico. His father is from Mexico City and his mother is from Wisconsin-this duality is the impetus for exploring identity in this collection. Because identity is a constantly evolving concept and is often difficult to pinpoint, the poems are sometimes grounded by concrete imagery and narrative, and other times they float off in lyric, subconscious dream scapes. And because identity is also tied to place, both criticism and celebration of the author's two countries appear throughout the collection. In other words, the personal inevitably becomes political.--Provided by publisher.
Iñupiat of the Sii: historical ethnography and Arctic challenges
(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2024) Anderson, Wanni W., author; Anderson, Douglas D., author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
First-hand account of the authors' lived experiences and archaeological and ethnographic research during eight field seasons in Selawik, Alaska, from 1968 to 1994, including historical and archaeological data representing the early periods of Selawik village.--Provided by publisher.
Stronger together = kammanatut atausigun = iknaqataghaghluta qerngaamta: Bering Strait communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2024) Phillips-Chan, Amy, editor; Smith, RB, editor; Gales, Carol, editor; University of Alaska Press, publisher
Presents a museum-community collaboration including oral histories from over 50 community members, artists, and poets from across the Bering Strait region, offering insight into experiences and challenges that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic.--Provided by publisher.
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Investigation of enhanced-reflectivity features embedded within a wintertime orographic cloud on 28-29 November 1984
(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1994) Baker, Ian T., author; Grant, Lewis O., advisor; Mielke, Paul W., committee member; Cotton, William R., committee member
A combination of aircraft, sounding, surface, vertically-pointing ku-Band radar and dual-channel radiometer data was used to investigate the microphysical characteristics of enhanced-reflectivity areas embedded within an orographic cloud in northwestern Colorado on 28-29 November 1984. The orographic cloud was associated with the passage of an open wave and upper-level front over the region, and embedded within the cloud were regularly-spaced areas of increased reflectivity as seen by the vertically-pointing radar. The radiometer observed a cyclical component on both the liquid and vapor channels when oriented in the vertical. Aircraft data reveal that there was supercooled liquid water in the cloud at levels as high as 41 kPa and as far as 55 km upwind of the barrier. 2D-C and 2D-P probe data indicated two crystal regimes, one where concentrations in individual size bins were larger and spectra were broader, indicating crystal growth. In the other, concentrations were smaller and size spectra were narrower. Radar data indicate that the enhanced-reflectivity regions were between 10-20 km apart, with a length dimension on the order of 5 km wide. It is believed that the presence of the enhanced-reflectivity areas is closely linked to the presence of a decoupled layer on the windward side of the barrier, and preliminary evidence points to a gravity-wave mechanism as a physical cause.