Winter 2009Page address: http://grad.mnsu.edu/research/frontiers/winter2009/
Winter 2009 Issue
Alpha and beta command response, high–speed pursuits, child pornography computer crimes—these sound like subplots for a primetime television drama. Instead, they are topics of research studies led by the Psychology Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
An expert in both GIS and remote sensing, Minnesota State Mankato's associate professor of geography Fei Yuan explores the combination of the two technologies in guiding urban planning.
Assistant professor of history Lori Lahlum explores the experience of Norwegian immigrant women in a study of gender roles, landscape, and agriculture during the migration to Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Assistant professor of sociology Emily Boyd examines how "Extreme Makeover" treats femininity and masculinity. And it's not pretty.
In 1981, Tomasz Inglot had no idea that raising his hand at a student strike meeting in Poland would mark the starting point for years of research, culminating in the publication of his first book.