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Submissions from 2001

International Students and Internationalization: Interactions between International and U.S. Students at Duke University, Jessica Anduiza

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NGO perceptions and attitudes toward donor assistance to the civil society sector in Bulgaria, Mila Arabajieva

NGO perceptions and attitudes toward donor assistance to the civil society sector in Bulgaria, Mila Arabajieva

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Immigrant settlement patterns in Northeastern Australia : past experiences and future interventions, Marialice Bonita Ariens

Immigrant settlement patterns in Northeastern Australia : past experiences and future interventions, Marialice Bonita Ariens

Forgiveness : its role in the healing and reconciliation process between Eritrea and Ethiopia, Abeba Tesfagiorgis Baatai

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Forgiveness : its role in the healing and reconciliation process between Eritrea and Ethiopia, Abeba Tesfagiorgis Baatai

Two Buttocks Cannot Avoid Friction: Supporting Cultural Projects from Outside: A Model for Interaction, Jocelyn Banyard

Two Buttocks Cannot Avoid Friction: Supporting Cultural Projects from Outside: A Model for Interaction, Jocelyn Banyard

The case of Mercy Corps in Bosnia : lessons learned from a merger, Sibley A. Barnes

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The case of Mercy Corps in Bosnia : lessons learned from a merger, Sibley A. Barnes

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From campesinos to campuses : transforming education into action, Rebecca Bell

From campesinos to campuses : transforming education into action, Rebecca Bell

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The process towards change : factors that influence personal development in study abroad participants, Douglas Bowman

The process towards change : factors that influence personal development in study abroad participants, Douglas Bowman

The Deconstruction of Deafness as a Disability, Debby Buchan

The Deconstruction of Deafness as a Disability, Debby Buchan

Village-based service delivery in Quinhagak, Alaska : a case study, Anthony Caole

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Village-based service delivery in Quinhagak, Alaska : a case study, Anthony Caole

Where There Is No Banker: Importing Foreign-born Grassroots Financial Service Models to the United States, Valerie Carey

Where There Is No Banker: Importing Foreign-born Grassroots Financial Service Models to the United States, Valerie Carey

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Employee retention : utilization of employee's international experience, Sterling Cassel

Employee retention : utilization of employee's international experience, Sterling Cassel

A Closer Look at the Well-being of International Field Staff, Paula V. Castillo

A Closer Look at the Well-being of International Field Staff, Paula V. Castillo

Managers’ Perceptions of the Globalization of Cendant Mobility and of the Development of the Global Mindset of its Employees, Natalie Chantigny

Managers’ Perceptions of the Globalization of Cendant Mobility and of the Development of the Global Mindset of its Employees, Natalie Chantigny

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Garnett Ridge Family Support Center: a case study in sustainability of university-community partnerships, Rebecca S. Cheney

Garnett Ridge Family Support Center: a case study in sustainability of university-community partnerships, Rebecca S. Cheney

Determining training needs at the Peace Corps Training Center, Carlos A. Colombi

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Determining training needs at the Peace Corps Training Center, Carlos A. Colombi

Corporate Constraints on Social Responsibility, Meghan L. Connolly

Corporate Constraints on Social Responsibility, Meghan L. Connolly

A comparison of best practices in social entrepreneurship to microenterprise programs operating business enterprises, Jennifer Crandall

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A comparison of best practices in social entrepreneurship to microenterprise programs operating business enterprises, Jennifer Crandall

A Latina Group-Lending Model, Gretchen L. Dhooge

A Latina Group-Lending Model, Gretchen L. Dhooge

Agricultural biotechnology in Burundi : opportunities and risks for small farmers, Souleymane Diallo

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Agricultural biotechnology in Burundi : opportunities and risks for small farmers, Souleymane Diallo

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Inner change translating into outer change within a meditation center, Daniel Dodd

Inner change translating into outer change within a meditation center, Daniel Dodd

Corporate “Guilt Money” and the Environment – Who Really Bears the Guilt?, Shawn Fitzgibbons

Corporate “Guilt Money” and the Environment – Who Really Bears the Guilt?, Shawn Fitzgibbons

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Beyond contact : young people and dialogue in Northern Ireland, Maria French

Beyond contact : young people and dialogue in Northern Ireland, Maria French

Examining the Maternal and Child Health Care Services in Rural Nepal, Kunchok Gyaltsen

Examining the Maternal and Child Health Care Services in Rural Nepal, Kunchok Gyaltsen

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Vipassana meditation : its role in acculturation, Hye-sun Hong

Vipassana meditation : its role in acculturation, Hye-sun Hong

Disability and Handicap Issues: Effectiveness of Training Support to Rehabilitation Workers of Community Development Organizations, Sazzad Hossain

Disability and Handicap Issues: Effectiveness of Training Support to Rehabilitation Workers of Community Development Organizations, Sazzad Hossain

United Nations Volunteer Program in Kosovo: UN-Professional?, Gordon Kindlon

United Nations Volunteer Program in Kosovo: UN-Professional?, Gordon Kindlon

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Organizational stages and conflict in the administration of Adult Basic Education in Windham County of Vermont, Paula Landers

Organizational stages and conflict in the administration of Adult Basic Education in Windham County of Vermont, Paula Landers

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Destination anywhere? : the relationship between racial identity attitudes and study abroad choices in students of African descent, Colleen P. Larson

The Intercultural Effectiveness of Bilingual Students, Bou Lim

The Intercultural Effectiveness of Bilingual Students, Bou Lim

Russian Entrepreneurs in the USA: Community Connections Program’s Effect on Social and Economic Values of the Participants, Igor Malanchuk

Russian Entrepreneurs in the USA: Community Connections Program’s Effect on Social and Economic Values of the Participants, Igor Malanchuk

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An exploration of why consumers purchase eco-labeled products : a survey of coffee consumers in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Niranjan Mal

An exploration of why consumers purchase eco-labeled products : a survey of coffee consumers in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Niranjan Mal

Mitigating the Risks: Issues in HIV Prevention Programs in At-Risk Areas in the Dominican Republic, John McCuen

Mitigating the Risks: Issues in HIV Prevention Programs in At-Risk Areas in the Dominican Republic, John McCuen

Different approaches to group dialogue : an exploratory study of the inter-relatedness of analogous types of planned collective dialogue processes, Michael McKennett

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Different approaches to group dialogue : an exploratory study of the inter-relatedness of analogous types of planned collective dialogue processes, Michael McKennett

Perceptions of Race in a Small Town: An Exploration of Ethnic-Relations in Brattleboro, Vermont, Robin Elizabeth Mitchell

Perceptions of Race in a Small Town: An Exploration of Ethnic-Relations in Brattleboro, Vermont, Robin Elizabeth Mitchell

An inquiry into Latino identity development, Carolyn J. Morales

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An inquiry into Latino identity development, Carolyn J. Morales

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Evaluation of orientation of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program, Elizabeth Cavert Morrison

Evaluation of orientation of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program, Elizabeth Cavert Morrison

An exploration into the skills and competencies of the Experiment in International Living Summer Abroad group leader, Spencer Moser

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An exploration into the skills and competencies of the Experiment in International Living Summer Abroad group leader, Spencer Moser

Virginia Wesleyan's Puebla Exchange Program : how does it measure up?, Patrick Murphrey

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Virginia Wesleyan's Puebla Exchange Program : how does it measure up?, Patrick Murphrey

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Components needed in an effective training for white teachers of black children, Isabelle L. Mussard

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Attitudes toward leadership development among at-risk girls in the 7th-8th grades, Noel Normington

Attitudes toward leadership development among at-risk girls in the 7th-8th grades, Noel Normington

Listening for a Change: A Case Study of Non-violent Land Reform and Black Farmer Empowerment in South Africa, Christine Marie Piontek

Listening for a Change: A Case Study of Non-violent Land Reform and Black Farmer Empowerment in South Africa, Christine Marie Piontek

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Humor in the workplace, Laura Frances Potter

Humor in the workplace, Laura Frances Potter

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A re-entry shock orientation design for Japanese students at the Boston Institute of Intercultural Communication, Randal Potter

A re-entry shock orientation design for Japanese students at the Boston Institute of Intercultural Communication, Randal Potter

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Behind the numbers : a case study of an Iraian Baha´'i family and the Refugee Assistance Program of Seattle, Jessica Ravetz

Behind the numbers : a case study of an Iraian Baha´'i family and the Refugee Assistance Program of Seattle, Jessica Ravetz

Creating Dangerously: A Conversation with Artist-Educators about Teaching in Diverse Settings, Julia Reid

Creating Dangerously: A Conversation with Artist-Educators about Teaching in Diverse Settings, Julia Reid

Head Start in the twenty-first century : diversified models to meet the cultural needs of the population served, Kathryn Reynolds

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Head Start in the twenty-first century : diversified models to meet the cultural needs of the population served, Kathryn Reynolds

Organizational Change in a Community College: Enhancing and Inhibiting Factors, Lisa Robertson

Using the Appreciative Inquiry Approach for Capacity-Building of Community Partners, Maria Luz C. Roncesvalles

Using the Appreciative Inquiry Approach for Capacity-Building of Community Partners, Maria Luz C. Roncesvalles

Women's empowerment through income generation activities : search for solutions based on Bangladesh and Nepal experience, Iizuka Ryoko

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Women's empowerment through income generation activities : search for solutions based on Bangladesh and Nepal experience, Iizuka Ryoko

Promoting self-reliant community organizations at village level : perception of the members and the field level facilitators, Shayamal Kumar Saha

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Promoting self-reliant community organizations at village level : perception of the members and the field level facilitators, Shayamal Kumar Saha

Socio-economic status and faith-based community organizing : the relationship between class and member participation in People Acting for Community Together (PACT), Andrew C. Schoeneman

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Socio-economic status and faith-based community organizing : the relationship between class and member participation in People Acting for Community Together (PACT), Andrew C. Schoeneman