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    Mathematical Modeling of Human Papillomavirus in College "Hook-up Culture"
    (Creighton University, 2017-10) Budney, Sarah
    Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) has been known to cause genital warts, cervical and other cancers, and respiratory papillomatosis. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) affecting nearly all sexually active individuals at some point in their life. While the effects of HPV and cervical cancer has been modeled before, none of the models consider the effect of populations with different sexual behavior. Concerns about college “hook-up culture” and transmission of STIs has led to the question of how increased numbers of sexual partners may influence the rate of cervical cancer. It is known that two strains, HPV 16 and 18, cause about 70% of all cervical cancers. Thus, it is predicted that decreased transmission of these two strains will lead to decreased incidence of cervical cancer. Here we model a non-vaccinated heterosexual population to determine how different proportions of high and low contact individuals leads to varied prevalence of cervical cancer after 30 years.
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    Time Flies: Remnants of Auschwitz in Art Spiegelman's Maus
    (Monash University, 2017-05) Austin, Hailey J.
    This article examines Art Spiegleman’s Maus (1997) in the context of Marianne Hirsch’s notion of postmemory and Giorgio Agamben’s definitions of the terms wargus, colossus, and Muselmann, in order to understand how the graphic novel illuminates the ways in which relationships contribute to intergenerational trauma. The relationships between survivors and the second generation, as well as their individual relationships with the Holocaust itself, continue to traumatise all involved. Though some writers have argued against the validity of the second generation as a true witness to the Holocaust or as sufferers of intergenerational trauma, Maus renders such arguments powerless and reveals them to be unhelpful. Instead, Maus demonstrates that relationships and a lack of real, tangible connection to the events of the Holocaust can create a trauma that extends through the past and perpetuates itself in those who come after.|Original: Austin, Hailey J. "Time Flies: Remnants of Auschwitz in Art Spiegelman's Maus" in Colloquy: text, theory, critique 33 (2017): pp. 25-38.