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    Households without Houses : Mobility and Moorings on the Eurasian Steppe

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    The research that provided the basis for this paper was carried out in collaboration with the Institutes of History and Archaeology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and would not have been possible without my colleagues Chunag Amartuvshin, William Honeychurch, and D. Molor and the hospitality of the people of Egiin Gol and Baga Gazaryn Chuluu. The work was supported by the Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Institute of Archaeology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, Gettysburg College, Yale University, the Smithsonian Museum’s National Museum of Natural History, the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, the American School for Prehistoric Research, and the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.Peer reviewedPublisher PD

    For Colored Girls and Boys Who Have Considered Suicide/ When Prayer and GOOD Music Weren’t Enough

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    Lauren Chanel Allen, a 22-year-old Christian graduate student at Howard University, struggled with mental illness for years. Like so many blacks, Lauren expected her faith to serve an elixir for her problems, including depression. However, her prayers were not sufficient. When she was unable to find solace in the church, she sought out an alternative source: the music of Kanye West. She shared her story in a 2016 article, “How An Ultralight Beam Helped My Dark Depression,” which she published in Abernathy magazine. Lauren’s story speaks to the disconnect that many millennials have with the church. Nowhere in her article did she use the word – therapy – or mention seeking professional help for her condition. Lauren’s avoidance of medical specialists speaks to broader issues in the African American community related to mental illness. This article addresses the following questions: Why do some blacks place more faith in their churches than professional therapy to address their mental health concerns? How does the church’s inability to properly address mental illness contribute to the fact that some black millennials find more solace in Hip Hop than in the church when they experience suffering? What do black pastors think about millennials turning to Hip Hop and rappers like Kanye West for comfort instead of the church? How much reliance should black millennials who are struggling with their mental health place in their faith in Hip Hop musicians such as Kanye West that uplift their spirits

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    “How Great:” Reflections on Kanye’s Best Prodigy, Chance the Rapper

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    The Goals of Antitrust: Welfare Trumps Choice

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    Landscapes of Inequality? A Critique of Monumental Hierarchy in the Mongolian Bronze Age

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    Khirigsuurs are stone monuments of variable scale and complexity that dominate the archaeological landscape of the Mongolian Bronze Age. Though there are countless typical-sized monuments, there are a few very large structures suggesting that a chiefly hierarchy directed their construction. Using measurements of size and formal complexity to compare these mega-monuments and khirigsuurs within fully surveyed areas this article argues that these monuments are not primarily tombs built to represent the social hierarchy of early nomadic pastoralists. Instead, they are monumental places created for living communities to communicate their organization and enduring nature to others and themselves. This communication was essential for early pastoralist communities to become established and survive

    Is Antitrust Too Complicated for Generalist Judges? The Impact of Economic Complexity and Judicial Training on Appeals

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    Modern antitrust litigation sometimes involves complex expert economic and econometric analysis. While this boom in the demand for economic analysis and expert testimony has clearly improved the welfare of economists—and schools offering basic economic training to judges—little is known about the empirical effects of economic complexity or judges' economic training on decision-making in antitrust litigation. We use a unique data set on antitrust litigation in district courts during 1996—2006 to examine whether economic complexity impacts decisions in antitrust cases, and thereby provide a novel test of the frequently asserted hypothesis that antitrust analysis has become too complex for generalist judges. We also examine the impact of one institutional response to economic complexity - basic economic training by judges. We find that decisions involving the evaluation of complex economic evidence are significantly more likely to be appealed, and decisions of judges trained in basic economics are significantly less likely to be appealed than are decisions by their untrained counterparts. Our results are robust to a variety of controls, including the type of case, circuit, and the political party of the judge. Our tentative conclusion, based on a revealed preference argument that views a party’s appeal decision as an indication that the district court got the economics wrong, is that there is support for the hypothesis that some antitrust cases are too complicated for generalist judges.antitrust, Daubert, complexity, economic training, expert witness

    Samuel Johnson and Thomas Jefferson: Their Contradictory Lockean Responses to the Legality of the American Revolution

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    John Locke and his Second Treatise of Government (1690), had a major intellectual impact on political controversies surrounding the American Revolution. Although later historians tended to focus on proponents of the American Revolution from the American perspective like Thomas Jefferson, noteworthy opponents of colonial rebellion like Samuel Johnson had very much the same admiration for John Locke’s seminal ideas regarding human equality and individual liberty. An examination of the contrary perspectives on Locke and revolution taken by both of these writers sheds crucial light on conflicting legal assumptions surrounding the creation of the United States. Both writers were scholars of John Locke and understood the concepts Locke outlined in his Second Treatise, by utilizing Locke’s arguments in support of their own, either for separation from England (Jefferson) or for allegiance to the mother country (Johnson). By recourse to two primary texts, Taxation No Tyranny (1775) by Samuel Johnson, and the Declaration of Independence (1776) by Thomas Jefferson, I aim in this thesis to investigate the fundamental ideological positions of both writers, and how they make use of different Lockean arguments to support their contrasting viewpoints on the legality of the American Revolution

    Summary of Dissertation Recitals Three Programs of Piano Music

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    Three piano recitals were given in lieu of a written dissertation. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium, The University of Michigan. Josh Wright, piano. Robert Schumann Sonata no. 2 in G Minor, op. 22; Franz Liszt Grandes etudes de Paganini, S. 141, III. G-sharp Minor, VI. A Minor; Henri Dutilleux Au gré des ondes, V. Hommage à Bach, VI. Étude; Frédéric Chopin Sonata no. 3 in B Minor, op. 58. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium, The University of Michigan. Josh Wright, piano. “Piano Music of Frédéric Chopin”. Frédéric Chopin Étude in G-flat Major, op. 10, no. 5; Étude in A-flat Major, op. 25, no. 1; Étude in C Minor, op. 25, no. 12; Waltz in A-flat Major, op. 34, no. 1; Nocturne in D-flat Major, op. 27, no. 2; Nocturne in G Minor, op. 37, no. 1; Scherzo no. 3 in C-sharp Minor, op. 39; Nocturne in C Minor, op. 48, no. 1; Mazurkas, op. 59; Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, op. 22. Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:00 p.m., Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall, The University of Michigan. Josh Wright, piano. Lecture Recital, “Chopin’s Four Ballades: Narrative, Structure, and Half-Remembered Waltzes”. Frédéric Chopin Ballade no. 1 in G Minor, op. 23; Ballade no. 2 in F Major, op. 38; Ballade no. 3 in A-flat Major, op. 47; Ballade no. 4 in F Minor, op. 52.AMUMusic: PerformanceUniversity of Michigan, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studieshttps://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/147532/1/jwpiano_1.pd
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