University of Boston Disaster and Emergency Planning Project Paper

Overview

This project has two parts:

Plan A: assess a library/information agency disaster/emergency plan

Plan B: create a disaster/emergency plan for you/family

Instructions

Plan A: Library/Information Agency Disaster/Emergency Plan Assessment

Select an example library/information agency disaster/emergency plan, read through the plan, and answer the following questions:

What is the date on the plan? Is there a revision schedule provided?

What is the scope and/or purpose of the document?

Are essential contacts (emergency personnel/staff) and their telephone numbers included?

What are the notification procedures?

Which types of disasters/emergencies are included within the plan?

  1. Which resources/collections are most valuable?
  2. What supplies are available, and where they are located?
  3. What are the evacuation procedures?
  4. How will the services be maintained during the disaster/emergency and restored after the disaster/emergency?
  5. How are staff trained to handle the disaster/emergency?
  6. By answering these questions about the plan, you will gain an understanding of the necessary components of a disaster/emergency plan for a library/information agency.
  7. Plan B: Individual/Family Disaster/Emergency Plan 
  8. Provide a description of the individuals/animals covered by this plan 
  9. Answer the following questions as part of your individual/family plan (adapted from Ready.gov):
  10. How will you receive emergency alerts and warnings?

What is your shelter plan?

What is your evacuation route (including home escape routes)? 

What is your family communication plan?

  1. Describe the items that you would include in a disaster/emergency supply kit for you and your family
  2. List the FEMA office and any other government offices that could assist you and your family during the disaster/emergency. Provide the location and contact information of the offices.

Be comprehensive in responding to the above items. Note that you may use resources to develop Plan B and cite them appropriately according to APA format. 

7 art history questions

Please answers the questions bellow:

1.REPRESENTING SEx- Symbolic shapes and traditional symbols in art that represent female sexuality include the downward triangle representing the pubic triangle, the mandorla representing virginity, and the shell representing the symbol of the vulva. Traditional symbols that represent the male sexuality include the maypole, obelisk, sword and other phallic shaped objects to represent virility and fertility. What other symbols represent human sexuality, reproduction, and fertility?

2.REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN- How are women depicted in popular culture today? The expression “sex sells” can readily be validated by looking in virtually any magazine, those geared for either men or women. What are the different roles for women in popular media? Use a specific example to support your idea. if possible upload a low res image. Conversely, how are men represented in popular culture? Is it more positive then women? Why

3.SAME SEX- This chapter only addresses couples of the opposite sex. Little mention is made of same sex couples depicted in artwork or artwork by homosexual artists, such as the works by Robert Mapplethorpe and Felix Gonzales-Torres. Why do you think this is? Should it be included? Why or why not?

4.Fertility Goddess The Venus of Willendorf , the Idol from Amorgos , God Te Rongo and His Three Sons , and the Ashante Akua’ba Dolls are all fertility gods/goddesses/figures. What are their similarities? What are their differences?

5.Art or Pornography? Some of the images in the text are rather graphic images of couples having intercourse. Moche Pottery Depicting Sexual Intercourse is a Moche ceramic vessel from c. 1000-1250 depicting a couple having intercourse that could have been for sex education. Kitagawa Utamaro illustrated a Pair of Lovers for the Pillow Book in Japan in 1788. Two examples from India include a relief sculpture from the Kandarya Mahadeva Temple of a group and sole individuals engaged in sexual activity from c. 1000 and a miniature painting Krishna and Radha in a Pavilion of a woman and man (Krishna the incarnation of Vishnu) involved in intercourse from 1760. All of these examples depict people having sex, but all are considered art. When are graphic images of sex considered art, when are they considered biological illustration and education, and when are they considered pornography? Can pornography be considered art? To what extent?

6.Aware or unaware that you are being viewed. Discuss the differences between portrayels of women in this chapter where they are aware of being viewed verus being unaware. The women in Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres’ Grande Odalisque and Edouard Manet’s Olympia are aware of the viewers voyeuristic gaze. Mary in Rogier Van Der Weyedens nurses the baby Jesus seemingly unaware of our presence as do the figures in the Iniatiation Rites of Dionysos. What is the viewer invited to do in each case? What is the attitude of the women to being viewed? Which images are the most sexual? The most sensual? The most disturbing? The most provocative? The most controversial? Why?

7.Pick one image from the chapter that you think best exemplifies Reproduction and Sexuality. Explain your answer.

Northern Virginia Community College Common Grounds in Judaism and Islam Discussion

Please read the following:

Directions

  • Citing evidence from the section on Iconoclasm in Chapter 11 of the textbook, the Ten Commandments, the Five Pillars of Islam, “Shirk” in Islam, and the Iconoclastic Council, 754, what do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have in common, why might Byzantine Christians have begun to urgently focus on this common tenet in the 8th Century, and what was the result?

HIST405N Chamberlain College Week 2 American Revolution Discussion

Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, pick two (2) of the leading causes of the American Revolution.

  • The Proclamation Act of 1763
  • The Navigation Acts
  • The Stamp Act
  • The Declaratory Act
  • The Townsend Act
  • The Boston Massacre
  • The Coercive Acts

Then, address the following for your selections:

  • Analyze the cause and effect of two acts passed by the British Parliament on British North America. Which of your two selections do you consider the most significant and why?
  • Examine and explain the significance of the Declaration of Independence to the development of the American Revolution.

The Global Trader, history homework help

You are a trader on the Silk Road. You can be Chinese, Mongolian, Arabian, Byzantine, or Venetian. Your job is to gain access to spices, incense, glassware, and other commodities the elite demand. Remember that trade in this age has followed the old contours of gift exchange (items intended for elite consumption and redistribution in order to solidify political alliances). What if you made these goods available to a broader audience? What if you took the profit made transporting these goods and used it to leverage business growth against native and foreign competitors? For you to succeed in this scheme, you must get eliminate of some of the middle men. Then, you must secure alternative safe passages to the main caravan hubs in central Asia. Will you need naval power to accomplish this bold and audacious plan? Consider your options wisely.

Present an update on the status of your plan to usurp the silk trade from a powerful and cutthroat competitor. Use words with precision and skill as you present your step-by-step plan to gain control over the silk trade. Present an overview that makes an explicit argument. This will serve as your thesis statement. Then, in a systematic and logical fashion, lay out your bold and cunning strategy in your initial post of at least 300 words. 

Think about these issues as you draw up your proposal:

  • An adventure of this scale is costly. How do you propose to raise the money without incurring the wrath of your already heavily taxed subjects?
  • Do you plan to use military forces for this operation?
    • If so, are you asking for specialized elite forces to play the role of merchants in disguise?
  • How do you propose to usurp trade from a rival empire that marks up the price of luxury goods that arrive in your empire? They are the cause of your negative balance of trade, and the time has come to bypass the middleman. Unfortunately, diplomacy has failed to reach a negotiated settlement because the stakes are too high for each side to make concessions.
  • Do you seek out religious minorities within your rival’s domain and empower them in an effort to politically or economically undermine your adversary? Is there a potential for backlash?
  • Do you seek to take advantage of social or economic divisions within your rival’s domain in an effort to politically or economically undermine your adversary? How certain are you that encouraging dissent will weaken, rather than strengthen, your rival’s hand?
  • Do you dispatch envoys to China in an effort to monopolize the export of goods such as silks, spices, and exotic herbs? Who will you send?
  • Prior to completing your post, please review the following resources:

NUR 3165 MDC Nursing Evidence Based Practice Research Paper

Evidence-based nursing is a process founded on the collection, interpretation, appraisal, and integration of valid, clinically significant, and applicable research. It is not about developing new knowledge or validating existing knowledge, but rather translating existing evidence so that it can be applied to clinical decision making. This process starts with formulating a sound PICO question. PICO is a format for developing a good clinical research question prior to starting a review or research. It is a mnemonic used to describe the four elements of a sound clinical foreground question.

Scenarios:

#1   A nurse in the PACU is interested in ways to decrease the use of pain medication in post-op patients. She’s wondering if classical music or guided imagery might be efficacious.

#2   A 17-year-old African American woman, just diagnosed with hepatitis B, has been taking acetaminophen for headaches. Her mother has heard that acetaminophen can cause liver problems, and she asks you if her daughter should continue taking the drug for her headaches, considering her hep-b diagnosis.

#3 You are on a hospital committee exploring best practices in inpatient oncology nursing. The first question to come before the committee is, “how can we improve patients’ sleep quality and quantity without resorting to sleep medication?” The committee decides to explore relaxation techniques (e.g., massage; music), noise reduction, bed/pillow comfort, and ambient temperature changes. Your assignment is to find the best practices to reduce noise levels on the unit.

#4   A 53-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis wants to possibly change her medication to short-term low-dose corticosteroids instead of NSAIDS, which are upsetting her stomach. Will the corticosteroids be as effective?

#5   Jeff, a smoker of more than 30 years, has tried to quit unsuccessfully in the past. A friend of his recently quit with acupuncture. He wonders if he should try it.

Instructions:

  1. Choose one (1) clinical scenario above, and answer the following questions:
    1. What is evidence-based nursing practice and why is it important?
    2. What is the PICO process?
    3. Formulate a well defined clinical question that will yield the most relevant and best evidence.
    4. Describe the background of the question
    5. Present the question using PICOT format
    6. Indicate what will be the best study to answer the clinical question.

Origins Reflection

In this assignment, you will summarize beliefs about the origin of the universe and life, including what Christians believe, what you believe, and how people’s beliefs about origins might impact how they live.

After reflecting on chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis, create a 15-slide presentation covering the following topics, paying particular emphasis on item three:

  1. Briefly explain the Genesis account of creation (first two chapters). The point is not to retell all aspects of the story in detail, but just to make the message of the Bible clear.
  2. Explain and support your interpretation of the origin of the universe. Here you may want to address evolution, age of the earth, and whether or not it can be reconciled with the message of the Bible.
  3. Express how your understanding of the origin of the universe impacts your worldview, specifically your view of God, of humanity, and responsibility to care for the earth.

The first slide will be the title slide including your name and course information. The last slide(s) will be your list of references. You may use the textbook, the overview, or other scholarly references. Cite all sources, including the Bible, as you would in an essay. The in-text citations should be placed on the actual slides in the presentation so the audience can see them. Put basic content on the actual slides and elaborate on all your points in the slide notes. Also, utilize the attached “Origins Presentation Template” to complete the assignment.

In an effort to keep the file sizes reasonable, use no more than four low-resolution images. As in all aspects of this course, show respect for all other views, with no condescension. Keep your presentation positive and focused on what you believe, not on what you do not believe.

Use two to four resources, in addition to the Bible.

I need someone to write a good essay on the subject below, history homework help

Write an essay that answers the following question: Was the United States justified in going to war against Mexico in 1846?  

Identify three (3) ideas that you learned in the course that surprised, confused, or intrigued you, and explain the reasons why.

Reflection” Choose one (1) of the following to discuss:

  • Identify three (3) ideas that you learned in the course that surprised, confused, or intrigued you, and explain the reasons why.
  • Write three to four (3-4) sentences about your cultural event experience for Assignment 3.

Literature and Cultural Memory, history homework help

Assmann, J. (2008). Communicative and cultural memory. In A. Erll & A. Nunning (Eds.), Cultural Memory Studies: An International and Interdisciplinary Handbook (pp. 109-118). Retrieved from the ebrary.

In “Communicative and Cultural Memory,” Jan Assmann draws on his own classic work “Collective Memory and Cultural Identity” to analyze a concept he calls “cultural memory.”

In two to three pages(excluding title and reference pages), explain in your own words what cultural memory is and apply this concept to literature. How does literary representation of historical events help create our sense of cultural identity? Cite Assmann and other authors, as appropriate, to support your argument.

Steps to Complete the Assignment:

  1. In the ebrary database, which is located in the Ashford University Library, find J. Assmann’s article, “Communicative and Cultural Memory,” which is on pages 109 through 118 in the anthology, Cultural Memory Studies: An International and Interdisciplinary Handbook, edited by A. Erll & A. Nunning.
  2. Read the article for an understanding of Assmann’s concept of “cultural memory.”
  3. Next, explain in your own words, the meaning of cultural memory as you understand it.
  4. Then, apply the concept of cultural memory to the assigned literature by explaining how literary representation of historical events helps create our sense of cultural identity. Make sure you understand the concepts of “narrative representation” and “cultural identity.”
  5. Cite page referenced examples from the primary texts (literature assigned by your instructor) and secondary texts (Assman’s article) to support your interpretation. 
  6. Use in-text and reference citations in APA style. Plagiarism will not receive payment.