Most of the historical writing relative to American activities during the Second World War is military
or diplomatic in nature. Not until well into the second half of the twentieth century did we get a
systematic effort by historians to explain the social, cultural, economic, and political...
This paper examines how the culinary traditions of Bud’s homeland in Diana
Abu-Jaber’s memoir, The Language of Baklava, help Bud manage a life
comprised of two cultures. Bud, Abu-Jaber’s immigrant father, struggles to unite
the memories of his Jordanian childhood with the realities of his new...
This paper seeks to understand which factors make women vulnerable or averse to radicalization, and asks: do these factors differ from those that drive men into violent extremist groups? Understanding similarities and differences between men and women with regard to
radicalization will enable...
In this paper, we investigate pattern formation in a
two-phase system on a two-dimensional manifold by numerically computing the
minimizers of a Cahn-Hilliard-like model for micro-phase separation of
diblock copolymers. The total energy of the system includes a short-range
term - a Landau...
A study with 15 grade 9-12 District of Columbia public high schools was designed to explore the
effectiveness of the implementation and enforcement of Washington D.C.’s truancy policy,
which went into effect in January 2013. Three variables are explored as measures of
Walter E. Fauntroy became Washington, DC’s first non-voting representative in
Congress on March 23, 1971. Washingtonians had been without self-government for nearly a
century, so as the district’s first Congressman, Fauntroy pushed for home rule legislation,
overpowering opponents by...
This essay explains the income and social inequality present in the city of Washington,
DC by comparing various aspects of two DC neighborhoods: Anacostia and Woodley Park. I
have compared the history and storytelling styles of authors writing on both neighborhoods to
determine how the...