University Of California Tobacco Industry
471 wordsOn May 12, 1994, a package containing 4, 000 pages of secret internal tobacco industry documents arrived at the office of Professor Stanton Glantz at the University of California, San Francisco. The anonymous source of these "cigarette papers" was identified in the return address only as "Mr. Butts" -- presumably a reference to the Doonesbury cartoon character. These documents provide a shocking inside account of the activities of one tobacco company, Brown & Williamson, and its multinational pa...
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Regents Of The University California V Bakke
550 wordsEstablished in 1968, the medical school at the University of California implemented a special admissions program to increase the representation of minorities in each entering class. There was one underlying problem with their special admissions program that was not addressed until 1973 when Allan Bakke submitted his application to the University of California. Their special admissions program worked by reserving sixteen percent of the entering class for minorities. The minorities entering throug...
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University Of California Race And Class
601 wordsget Yvonne Davis was born January 26, 1944, to B. Frank, a teacher and businessman, and Sally E. Davis, who was also a teacher. Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, at a time of great political unrest and racism in the United States. As a child, Davis's parents had many Communist friends and she subsequently joined a Communist youth group. Davis traveled to Germany in 1960, where she spent two years studying at the Frankfurt School under acclaimed teacher Theodor Adorno. From 1963 to 1964, Dav...
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Martin Luther King Jr Affirmative Action Programs
1,014 words... th a tremendous drawback. The negative aspect can be attributed to the words of Supreme Court Judge John Marshall Harlan. Asserting that 'our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens, ' he expressed the justified fear that the majority of the court was consigning black citizens of the United States to a permanent 'condition of legal inferiority. ' Justice Harlan's declaration, that blacks would not become equals unless measures were taken, proved to...
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University Of California Hong Kong
1,132 wordsPersonal statement for transfer application Question 1: What is your intended major? Discuss how you interest in the field developed and describe any experience you have had in this field such as volunteer work, internships, and employment, participation in student organizations and activities and what you have gained from your involvement. I would like to major in Business Economics. This science is among the most important areas in todays increasingly expanding world. In my opinion, it is capa...
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Affirmative Action Policies University Of California
1,530 wordsPublic Policy Affirmative action is a term used to describe federal initiatives that require people responsible for providing economic and educational opportunities to consider a candidate's race, sex, or disability, especially if the individual's minority affiliation has suffered past discrimination (Ezorsky, p. 18). The affirmative action legislatures were intended to stop discrimination in the fields of job market and education opportunities. They were further elaborated upon when employers a...
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University Of California Sales Person
758 wordsPersonal Statement Question 1. It is very important that every university student takes a genuine interest in the subject of study. Only this can guarantee such person becoming a real professional. In my opinion, the best reward for every educated individual is when his professional duties coincide with such persons off time hobbies. My major is business, especially Im interested in marketing as the most important mean to make any commercial enterprise profitable. Back in Taiwan Ive taken busine...
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Race And Gender University Of California
2,222 wordsIntroduction A. All known societies have some system of ranking individuals and groups along a continuum of superiority / inferiority . It is important to understand that rewards in society are not distributed equally or randomly. How rewards are distributed is determined by the three major social hierarchies -class, race, and gender. B. The chapter discusses three critical aspects of the study and understanding of social stratification: 1) important concepts; 2) major hierarchies: class, race, ...
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Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency
1,282 words1990, the federal Clean Air Act was passed to improve air quality in the United States. President Bush's proposed amendments to the Clean Air Act initially would have led to the introduction of alternative, non-petroleum fuels. The petroleum and oxygenate industries responded by offering a reformulated gasoline program as a substitute for most of the alternate fuel proposals. As a result, the amendments to the federal Clean Air Act adopted in 1990 required steps to achieve lower vehicle emission...
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Joan Of Arc University Of California
2,092 wordsThe Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal In The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer uses the vitality of spatial relationships in each shot with the human face and its ability to convey unspoken emotion in his portrayal of the demise of Joan of Arc. Unlike most film, the message is almost entirely told by just the eyes and expressions of the actors. There is very little reliance upon props and background. The camera angles and close-up shooting accentuate emotions and reactions. The editin...
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Charles Scribner Sons University Of California
1,148 wordsConfucianism and Christianity M. Douglas McKinney Philosophy of Religion The premise of Confucian teachings are centered around the idea of Jen or the? virtue of humanity (Ching 68). ? To accomplish this divinity, five relationships must be honored: ruler and minister, father and son, husband and wife, elder and younger brother, and friend and friend (Hopfe). These relationships led a push for a revolution of the political system to adopt the methods of Jen. Confucius sought to revive the ancien...
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1,637 wordsFailures of Affirmative Action Once upon a time, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential to make a positive impact on the company s performance. The second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack the ambition thats visible in his opponent. Who was chosen for ...
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University Of California Rocky Mountains
1,660 wordsGary Snider the American Poet A spiritual man, conscious of nature and his surroundings. He recognizes good and evil, and struggles to find his own special place in the realm of all other men. He searches far and wide for places of interest, upon arrival, he hopes to find a solemn sanctuary for man and nature. Gary Sherman Snyder, the son of Harold and Lois Snyder, was born in San Francisco, California, on May 8, 1930. The Family moved quite a few times before they settled down in Portland, Oreg...
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World War Ii University Of California
1,703 wordsHarold Clayton Urey Papers Background Harold Clayton Urey was a scientist of considerable scope whose discovery of deuterium helped him win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1934. Urey also made fundamental contributions to the production of the atomic bomb through his development of the isotope separation processes for the Manhattan Project. In the period following World War II, Urey played an active part in advocating nuclear arms control, in promoting space exploration and in the development o...
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Mentally Retarded People University Of California
2,942 wordsRobert Edgerton is an anthropologist who performed many intense studies on different cultures, and examined their understandings of suicide and sexuality. From these examinations, Edgerton theorized interesting views on those topics. On suicide, he explored the motives of the act, and its link with deviance. His views on sexuality reflect the cultures of different societies around the world. Edgerton used his studies on society to develop real beliefs about suicide and sexuality in society. Edge...
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Affirmative Action Plans University Of California
1,110 wordsAffirmative Mrs Affirmative Action Affirmative Action as defined by the Media Websters Dictionary is an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups or women. In 1961 John F. Kennedy issued an executive order calling for Affirmative Action as a means to promote equal opportunity for racial minorities, in hiring by federal contractors. This was the first official use of the term by the Federal Government. Eight years later Nixon as President b...
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University Of California Tcp Ip
989 wordsThe History Of The Internet The Internet met its humble beginning thirty years ago at the hand of its creator, Robert Kahn, and over time developed into one of the most sophisticated tools of modern society. One of the Internets creators, Robert Kahn, helped to develop and promote the two early forms of the Internet, Milnet and ARPAnet with Protocols such as TCP/IP and Telnet. Development of TCP/IP and Telnet protocols allowed for the rapid growth of the Internet with its vast resources. Born in...
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University Of California Left Side
923 wordsPerfect Perfect Pitch Perfect Pitch Perfect Pitch is the ability to identify any musical note without comparison to a reference note, and is a talent displayed in a small amount of people. What causes it is a question which has attracted a lot of attention lately. Scientists are asking them selves if it is a learned ability or are we given this unique talent through our genes. MRI scans in test have shown an enlarged portion of the brain present in individuals gifted the ability of perfect pitch...
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Equal Protection Clause 14 Th Amendment
1,913 wordsThe Constitution has survived two World Wars, a Civil War, and even slavery. This piece of paper was written to limit government in our lives and proclaim our rights as individuals. Through the course of time, Amendments have been added to aid in current events that were not foreseen when the Constitution was originally written. Sixteen presidents after the Constitution was written, slavery was abolished and the Thirteenth Amendment was passed... Three years later came the Equal Protection claus...
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Civil Rights Act Rights Act Of 1964
1,210 wordsThe moment the first slave was brought to America a ball was set in motion that one day somewhere and somehow a distinction between races had to be dealt with. The Civil War helped to make a stand against enslavement. A few years later in Plessy v. Ferguson another step was taken to give blacks equal but separate treatment and access to public facilities. After taking a giant leap into the future, fifty-eight years, we have another landmark case. In Brown v. Board of Education, the separate but ...
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