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    Talk This Way: A Look at the Historical Conversation Between Hip-Hop and Christianity

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    Christianity and Hip-Hop culture are often said to be at odds with one another. One is said to promote a lifestyle of righteousness and love, while the other is said to promote drugs, violence, and pride. As a result, the public has portrayed these two institutions as conflicting with no willingness to resolve their perceived differences. This paper will argue that there has always been a healthy conversation between Hip-Hop and Christianity since Hip-Hop’s inception. Using sources like Hip-Hop lyrics, theologians, historians, autobiographies, sermons, and articles that range from Ma$e to Tipper Gore, this paper will look at the conversation between Hip-Hop and Christianity that has been ongoing for decades. This thesis will show why that conversation is essential for the church and necessary for Hip-Hop artists to express themselves fully. This paper will show rap and Hip-Hop culture to be a complex institution with its own theology, history, and prophets – that uses its own voice to express how urban youth view not only their lives but also how God and the church are present in their lives

    Tanisaki witness relations for harmonic differential forms

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    Inspired by a series of conjectures related to higher coinvariant algebras, we present two families of relations involving harmonic differential forms of the symmetric group. Our relations, together with a novel bijection, are sufficient to give a filtration of the 11-forms suggested by work of Haglund--Rhoades--Shimozono with composition factors given by Tanisaki quotients. These are "almost all" of the necessary relations in a certain asymptotic sense we make precise.Comment: 30 page

    A test of differential GPS correction methods at Fort Huachuca, Arizona

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    Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 19, 2010).The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.Thesis advisor: Dr. C. Mark Cowell.Includes bibliographical references.M.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Geography.High accuracy GPS using inexpensive field equipment is increasingly made possible through use of reference data provided by the (CORS) network. There are currently three CORS within 100km of Fort Huachuca, Arizona, but use of CORS data in differential correction has previously proven unreliable. The effectiveness of base data acquired through use of a second field unit as an on-site base station was compared with the use of CORS. The accuracy of data differentially corrected using base data acquired from an on-site base station showed marked improvement over the use of CORS base data. Accuracy of locally corrected points improved by 75cm and 95cm in two study areas as compared to uncorrected data, while accuracy actually degraded by 28cm and 1cm in these areas when differentially correcting using the nearest CORS. Sub-meter accuracy was attained in over 90% of local base corrected Differential GPS (DGPS) points. This project explores differences in horizons at rover and base as one possible explanation for the limited utility of CORS base data at Fort Huachuca. The "Sky Islands" of southeastern Arizona present widely varying terrain conditions over relatively short distances, and blockage of the sky due to horizon differences is one variable condition at the collection sites. Upon testing, however, variability in horizon did not prove to be the primary cause of limited utility of DGPS using CORS at Fort Huachuca. Thus, site conditions limiting the utility of CORS in the Sky Islands, and perhaps other areas, remain to be identified
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