Beginning in the 1950s, maintaining a non-Communist South Vietnam became crucial in American efforts to contain communism

Beginning in the 1950s, maintaining a non-Communist South Vietnam became crucial in American efforts to contain communism
• What was the nation’s justification for its actions in South Vietnam in the 1950s and its determination to abide by the outcome of free elections there only if those elections yielded a non-Communist leader?
Writing Tip: If you have a scholarly resource listed in your references, cite that resource somewhere in the body of the paper. If you have a citation in the body of the paper, then it must also be listed in your references.
Unacceptable Resources:
The following resources should not be used in your academic careers.These sources allow any user to add or change information, which means they are not credible or scholarly. Typically, you should avoid using websites that end in .com. Instead, you should be using websites that are .org or .edu.This is not an extensive list, but these are the most common sites used:

• Similar sites should not be used

Subcultural Theories and The Bling Ring

Paper instructions:
Some disagreement exists regarding the utility of subcultural theories to explain upper and middle class crime. For this assignment, you will provide an argument for whether the subcultural theories in the 2 assigned essays can explain the crimes committed by (Sales description of) the “Bling Ring”. Provide lots of examples to support your argument.
Your essay should be approximately five pages in length. This is an application exercise. You do not need to use other sources than the ones provided and the book “The Bling Ring”. Be sure to proof read; poor grammar and sentence structure will impact the grade. The paper should be typed double spaced in 12 pt Times New Roman and numbered pages.

Art Museum Landscape Project

Examine our relationship with nature especially the different ways we perceive nature? and one means is to focus on the role of art. For this project, you?ll visit the Portland Art Museum and consider how nature is portrayed in various visual art works. I?ve suggested some specific paintings and some areas in the museum that are rich in these works, but you are welcome to choose other paintings as long as they are appropriate to the assignment. Be sure to provide proper attribution, that is the title, date of creation, and the painter?s name for every piece to which you refer. Also, be sure to read ?Looking Analytically? from Feldman (attached and on D2L) since you will need it as a guide for both phases of this project.
How the natural world is portrayed in art is shaped by the cultural context in which the artist works. Although our eyes may be the same anatomically and physiologically, we aren?t looking through identical lenses when we view nature. Art can serve as a lasting record, giving us some insight as to how nature was perceived at different times and in different places. Art also influences and shapes culture. For this project I expect you will have read and thought about the Andrews and Meinig, and also be prepared to consider other readings from this term, as appropriate. I?ll expect themes from these pieces to make their thoughtful presence known in your interpretation as appropriate (with citations).
Our aim?to have you experience a variety of nature perspectives while paying closer attention to some, and critically analyzing how our readings help us relate to a few?will be served by the following defined tasks (all of which you will turn in):
1. Observe and describe three (3) paintings or photographs (with either landscape motif or strong nature element). Your 3 works must be spread between at least 2 different galleries. As you look at the paintings, take notes using the first three stages of Feldman?s ?Looking Analytically.? Write a detailed description of each piece, an impression it creates or you think the artist is attempting, an analysis of how the elements of the painting work together, and a brief interpretation of the view of nature at work in the art. These different steps should be distinct. While you may include an image of the picture, this cannot substitute for a detailed description. I want to see evidence that you have closely examined and processed the image
2. Choose two of the paintings you?ve described that you think provide contrasting perspectives of nature. Write a paper (approximately 3 pages) characterizing each work and exploring what their similarities and differences tell you. Your paper should have an interpretive thesis that you support with evidence from the works of art. You should also make use of some of the ideas and readings from this quarter. Here are some questions to help you think through your own interpretation (you do not have to address each point):
–How does the artwork relate to key concepts and issues we?ve explored in our class so far? (A specific connection and in-depth discussion to at least one of the readings is required. Don?t just assign the piece to a category, but discuss how the text helps you consider the meaning of the work. Be sure to cite as well.)
–What is the role of any humans, observers or participants? How is their relationship with the natural world portrayed? Even if no humans are present, what relationship with nature is implicit in the artwork?
–What values and interpretations do you see reflected in the piece? Is nature beautiful, calming, threatening, awe inspiring? Is the landscape human shaped and occupied or pristine?
–As you ?read? the images, explain in detail what the artist has done to create impression and meaning. For example:
*what signs/symbols you see in the work, and their relationship to each other
*the relationship between foreground, middle ground and background
*use of colors, light and shadow, brushstrokes
Looking Analytically
1. Description
Describe only what you are reasonably sure of, making a complete and neutral inventory of subjects, shapes, colors, spaces, volumes. Be as specific and thorough as you can. Imagine that you are describing the work of art to someone who cannot see.
2. Analysis
Take one step further. Try to describe the relationships among the things that you see. In this stage you want to find out what the forms do to each other; the way forms are located, size relationships, shape relationships, color, textural and surface relationships, space and volume relationships. This could include describing its placement in the gallery, or its size in relationship to your body.
3. Interpretation
This stage of art criticism is the most difficult, the most creative, and the most rewarding. It is the stage when you have to decide what all you earlier observations mean. An interpretation would be one that (a) makes sense out of the largest body of visual evidence drawn from a work of art and (b) makes the most meaningful connections between that work of art and the lives of the people who art looking at it.
4. Judgment
Deciding about the value of an art object. For many of us, deciding whether a work of art is worth serious attention is one of the most important problems of art criticism. The reasons for judging a work have to be based on a philosophy of art, not on someone?s personal authority. If you are resourceful, you can develop your own philosophy of art as a basis for judging the merit of any artwork that interests you. Justifying your opinion about a work of art is important.

Top Employer Ratings for Compensation and Benefits

Top Employer Ratings for Compensation and Benefits
Paper instructions:
Based on your research about top employers, prepare a chart listing at least 10 of the employers, their ranking on the list, and the compensation or benefit that was cited as a reason for being a top employer.
Next, review your list of employers. Can you make any determination from that list? Is there a pattern that makes for a top employer in compensation and benefits?
Prepare an analysis of your findings in a report and conclude with a recommendation for your current or desired HR manager. Explain what standards you think are critical to becoming recognized as a top employer with excellent compensation and benefits policies. In other words, create the standard you think your company should follow.
Milkovich, G. T., Newman, J. M., & Gerhart, B. (2013). Compensation (11th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 9780078029493.

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a national, nonprofit research effort organized by the American College Health Association.  Using the following link, read through the latest data collected about a wide range of behaviors of college-aged students:
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.  The YRBSS monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—
•    Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
•    Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection
•    Alcohol and other drug use
•    Tobacco use
•    Unhealthy dietary behaviors
•    Inadequate physical activity

Kinross Gold Corporation

Paper instructions:
Also in the report be sure to talk about the following sections for sure as well as others: environment, social and governance. The outline with further detail in attached.

Managing Labor Costs

Paper instructions:
The text describes a bottom-up and top-down approach to managing labor costs. For this assignment, complete the following:
•Describe the components of both approaches and decide which would be most important to use in either your current work environment or one with which you are familiar, and explain your reasoning.
•Also include a discussion about the approach you did not select, and describe a scenario in which this approach would be most effective. For example, if you choose the top-down approach to describe your workplace, or a workplace with which you are familiar, then in the second part of the assignment you will discuss the bottom-up approach and describe a scenario in which this would be an effective way to manage labor costs.
•In both parts of your response, imagine that managers will be part of the budgeting process and will amend, revise, or adopt new approaches to compensating, rewarding, and incentivizing the workforce. In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of management involvement?
Milkovich, G. T., Newman, J. M., & Gerhart, B. (2013). Compensation (11th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 9780078029493.

Wardrobe assignment

PART I—Introduction and Close Reading
Select one garment or accessory from the wardrobe that you will be working on. Use the method of “reading” objects suggested by Valerie Steele in her article “A Museum of Fashion is More than a Clothes-Bag” (PDF available under assignments). Follow the three steps proposed by Steele:1. Description 2. Deduction 3. Speculation
Conduct additional research into the particular type of garment or accessory. Academic fields from which you might find this information include history, gender studies and marketing. You must consult at least 2 academic books and/or journals for this section. Steele’s article can be one of these sources.
PART 2—Critical Analysis and Conclusion
Conduct an interview with the owner of the wardrobe about their relationship to and/or understanding of their clothing and accessories. Analyze one societal or psychological issue raised in the interview in this section. This could be an exploration of gender, sexuality or body image etc. It could also be an exploration of branding, sustainability or consumer culture etc. Also explain how the garment/accessory from the close reading fits within this theme as well as the overall wardrobe. Is it typical? Unusual?
You should use quotations from your interview to help support your argument. In addition, consult at least 2 academic books and/or periodicals for this section of the assignment.
PART 3—Wardrobe Inventory
Statistically summarize the wardrobe by category. Use pie charts or graphs to illustrate this analysis. I also recommend using the statistical information from this section in your analysis of Part 1 and Part 2 to support your arguments. There should be at least 2 aspects to the wardrobe inventory:
1. How many of each garment type is in your wardrobe? Garment categories can include shirts, jeans, socks, etc. You can select the category types, but be as thorough as possible. You can estimate the underwear!
2. How were the garments acquired and what percentage was acquired in each way? Specifically, were garments purchased new or used; were they borrowed or gifted; or did owner create them?
Feel free to add additional categories where relevant.
PART 4—Annotated Bibliography
An annotated bibliography is a list of selected sources on a particular subject. After each source is referenced, a brief summary of the source is provided. Annotated bibliographies are created is to help researchers remember the most important topics/arguments from a source as well as to help other researchers select the most useful sources for their research.
Each reference in your annotated bibliography must contain:
1. Full referencing of the selected source using APA style.
2. A short annotation paragraph (5-10 sentences). This includes a summary of the key
content/topics, a description of its format and style, and a critical evaluation of its relevance and value to your own project.
You must include a minimum of four sources (maximum of 6) from the following two categories in the following order (use subheadings please):
1. Two academic books: books published by a university (e.g., Yale University Press) or academic trade press (e.g., Berg Publishers). The course textbook, any other textbook or reference works (i.e., encyclopedia, dictionaries) do not count.
2. Two peer-reviewed academic journal articles: search reputable academic journals in fashion (e.g., Fashion Theory, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management). Use the Ryerson Library electronic journal database to locate these journals and then find specific articles on your topic. Newspaper or magazine articles do not count for this section. Your bibliography must follow the APA style of citations.
Final Pages:
?A. Figures: These are clear photographs of the selected garment or accessory (and details of it if desired) as well as the overall wardrobe. The images should appear in the order that they are referred to in the first two sections. You may include relevant additional images provided you refer to them in the essay. Each photograph should be numbered and have a caption explaining it.
B. References: Include all sources consulted for your assignment in alphabetical order by author and in APA format (see guidelines for References on Owl Purdue website).
You will be evaluated based on:
• Thoroughness of your object analysis.
• Relevance of the approach that you take to your critical analysis.
• Originality and depth of your research.
• Coherence of your argument.
• Content and form of the assignment.

“The Greenhouse effect”

For this assignment, you will be introduced to thesubjects of ecosystem,ecology, the earth’s surface temperature, and global climate change to be able to answer the following questions. Write your answers below each designated question, and use complete sentences in the paragraph form. Do not use bullets and lists to answer questions. Your paper must be typed and written in your own words, thus it should be ONLYone page long. You may use your second page only for the citations, and this should be stapled. You should use 11 or 12 points Times New Roman font and no more than 1 inch margins on all sides. DO NOT cut and paste the articles, this will be count as plagiarism and the paper earns zero. Write your name and course hour on top of your assignment. You must turn it in at the beginning of class on the due date. 2 points will be deducted every day for a late assignment.
Hint: find resources by going to library (old fashionedJ). To do that, log on to the Chambers Library site, hit the “articles and databases” link and then the “articles” choice in the drop down menu. Journal articles are good sources too. Another option would be sites like www.pbs.orgor YouTube to watch videos. The site offers articles as well.
1. What is the greenhouse effect? Explain. (15 points)
2.Give three examples of greenhouse gases?(3 points)
3. What is the global warming and do greenhouse gases have any effect on the global warming? Why or why not? Explain.(10 points)
4. Could we live in the absence of the greenhouse effect? Why or why not? Explain.(10 points)
5.Scientists argue that human activities impact the green house effect including global warming. Name fouractivities of humans and why these activities could cause global warming andclimate change?Explain each activity of humansand its way of impact separately. (20 points)
6. What would you suggest that humans could do to reduce the global warming and to save the ecosystem?(10 points)
7. Give two citations of the resources (articles, videos, movie clips, etc.) you used. You can add a second page to your paper to write the citing.(2 points)

Price Floor and Price Ceiling and minimum wage

Minimum Wage is a frequent topic of political debate. Analyze the pros and cons of such a policy using the relevant theoretical construct.(Price Floor and Price Ceiling)。 Illustrate your arguments with empirical (real world) examples. Compare with other states or cities or provide an International comparison with a country of your choice where Minimum wage exists/or existed in the past. Provide graph or charts.
Introduction The essay should begin with an introductory paragraph outlining the problem and defining whatever needs to be defined.