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    • 2011 Complete Issue 

      author - see individual papers (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of College Freshman Weight Gain 

      Fischer, Chelsea (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      We use fuzzy mathematics to develop a system for measuring how well a United States college or university is helping to prevent weight gain and increase awareness of health among its incoming freshman. The methodology ...
    • Finding the Flaws in Wykstra's Formulation of Skeptical Theism: An Alternative Argument for Atheism 

      Hall, Megan (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      At first glance the argument for skeptical theism as formulated by Stephen Wysktra seems to be acceptable reasoning in support of theism despite the problem of evil. On further examination, however, the argument only briefly ...
    • Making Sense of Nuclear Deterrence in the Post-Cold War Era: A Formal Approach 

      Goodman, Carly; Hermanson, Karly; Marascuilo, Anne (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      The dramatic shift in the global security environment that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War has been attended by an explosion of terms in the vocabulary of nuclear deterrence. During ...
    • Causality: A Future Direction for Mathematics of Uncertainty 

      Mordeson, John N.; Clark, Terry D.; Doyle, Beverly; Olson, Lynn (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      In this paper, we present techniques involving mathematics of uncertainty that can be applied to several new research areas. Two of the areas are children with special needs and nuclear stability. Among the techniques given ...
    • Characteristics of Strategy-Proof Fuzzy Choice 

      Gibilisco, Michael (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      This paper considers the strategic manipulation of fuzzy choice functions where both individuals and groups can choose alternatives to various degrees. Past efforts to model fuzzy choice and strategic manipulation have ...
    • Mathematical Immortality: Pythagoras' Philosophy of Mathematics and its Persistence through Ancient and Modern Times 

      Moore, Jake (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      Immortality may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean (Hardy 81). G.H. Hardy is one of the great mathematical minds of the 20th century, and he delivered this line in his ...
    • A Fuzzy Mathematical Model for United States Economic Growth 

      Carlson, Christopher (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      Economic growth in the United States has fluctuated greatly since the 17th century when the colonies were first established. Over this time the United States has risen to become the largest economy in the world. Despite ...
    • The Semiotics of Self-Identity and the Danger of Mirror Stage Simulation 

      Gorup, Natalie (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      From observing a child's fascination with his or her reflection, one would never guess the danger imposed by a simple sheet of silvered-glass. But when we consider the reflected image with regards to Ferdinand de Saussure's ...
    • A New Notion of Maximality for Fuzzy Preference Spatial Models 

      Herr, John (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      This paper explores a new method of applying fuzzy mathematics to spatial models of social choice theory. Given a set of alternatives, the assumption that an individual has a single-peaked profile means that he has a "unique ...
    • Remittances 

      Huju, Jacob (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2011)
      We present methods for measuring the desirability and availability to send remittances from the United States to other nations of the Western Hemisphere. We develop the metrics by employing six approaches: the analytic ...
    • Assessing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease 

      Delaney, Dan; Novoa, Maddy; Scheer, Elizabeth (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels, including aneurysms, angina, arthrosclerosis, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, and peripheral ...
    • Evaluation of the Rethink Autism Program 

      Daszynski, Damian; Nelson, Kayla (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      The goal of this project/study is to examine the success of the Rethink Autism program by looking at improvements made by participating students. Performance levels based on different skills of individuals on the autism ...
    • Evaluating Healthcare 

      Sterk, Kelsey (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      Health care is an essential aspect of our daily lives. We rely on it far more than we probably realize. In 2009, the United States spent 17.6% of the GDP on health care (Wilson). Across other developed countries, health ...
    • At-Risk Countries for Bioterrorism: An Assessment Method for Determining a Country's General Vulnerability to a Bioterrorism Attack 

      Larson, Gloria (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      Bioterrorism is a global issue that has increasingly become the focus of many countries and their governments. This paper creates a model that determines a country's vulnerability to a bioterrorism attack. Importance is ...
    • Language and Religion: The Unspoken Analogy 

      Rios, Mike (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      A Christian, a Hindu, and a Jew walk into a bar. The three individuals discuss their day, their relationships, and their jobs, but never their religion. They work, talk, and play in a world where productive interreligious ...
    • A Model for Educational Success 

      Moynihan, Becca; Kate Pitz (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      The goal of our project is to create a mathematical model for educational success and identify the factors most vulnerable to and affected by poverty. Our model is based on factors in a student's home, school, and ...
    • Global Cybercrime Risk Rankings 

      Buttars, Alan (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      During the past two decades, the use of computers and the World Wide Web has risen from obscurity to a vital and integral part of everyday life. But although the web revolutionized global communication, the stock market, ...
    • A Model of Factors Influencing the Charitable Donations of American Citizens to Disaster Relief Efforts 

      Austerberry, David (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      INTRODUCTION: The past years have seen several natural disasters of high magnitude. Charitable opportunities are in no way unique to natural disasters, but events like the 2010 Haitian earthquake, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake ...
    • "Saying 'I Do' in Korea": Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Theology of Marriage 

      Drews, Asialee (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2012)
      On, Sunday, February 14, 2010, Unification Church founder, Reverend Sun Myung Moon, simultaneously married approximately 7,000 couples. Across the globe, another 22,000 couples took part in the ceremony via satellite. ...