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Redefining Traditional Plans: Variations and Developments in Public Employee Retirement Plan Design

Keith Brainard

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Retiree benefits for US employees of state and local governments have been traditionally paid via defined benefit (DB) plans, but this arrangement has been neither monolithic nor static. This chapter ... More


How Major Parties Form Electoral Coalitions with Other Parties

Alan Ware

in The Dynamics of Two-Party Politics: Party Structures and the Management of Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564439
eISBN:
9780191721526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564439.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter examines four types of party alliance: (i) temporary coalitions, (ii) ‘unbargained’ party mergers, (iii) permanent coalitions without party merger, and (iv) ‘bargained’ party mergers, ... More


The First Factor: Spatial Dynamics

Richard Kieckhefer

in Theology in Stone: Church Architecture From Byzantium to Berkeley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154665
eISBN:
9780199835676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154665.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The kinetic dynamism of a classic sacramental church, with its longitudinal space for processions, is exemplified by the design and the use of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The tendency of ... More


A Thousand Friends of Frogs: Its Origins

Tony P. Murphy

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0051
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In 1995, large numbers of malformed frogs were discovered in Minnesota. Images of frogs with gross abnormalities were broadcast on national news programs and printed in newspapers across the country. ... More


Closing Thoughts about PikeManagement in Minnesota

Rodney B. Pierce

in Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679546
eISBN:
9781452947761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679546.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This concluding chapter raises three questions concerning the future of northern pike management in Minnesota: (1) How will the state partition the use of pike resources among all the groups ... More


Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History

Rodney B. Pierce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679546
eISBN:
9781452947761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The northern pike—sometimes affectionately known as the “aquatic wolf”—is one of the most sought after and mythologized fishes in Minnesota, but until now there have been few books devoted to the ... More


“Our Work Is Change for the Sake of Justice”: Hope Community, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Farrell Bednarowski

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

St. Joseph's Hope Community, an enterprise in Minneapolis, Minnesota that began as a homeless women's shelter, is a compelling example of some of the new forms that healing is taking in ... More


Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884

Sylvia D. Hoffert

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828816
eISBN:
9781469603612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875889_hoffert
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Nineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly ... More


The Great Midwest

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

As early as the 1830s, the Old Northwest began to expand and blur into that elusive region known as the Midwest. The post-war Midwest centred on a tier of four states, Kansas, Nebraska, and the ... More


A Holy Mission to Minnesota

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction describes the origins of the Kensington Rune Stone and the culture that was built up around it by its defenders. It discusses broadly the class, racial, and religious distinctions ... More


Westward from Vinland: An Immigrant Saga by Hjalmar Holand

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One outlines the immediate aftermath of Ohman’s discovery of the Kensington Rune Stone in 1898 and also situates the rune stone in the history of Scandinavian immigrant fascination with ... More


Knutson’s Last Stand: Fabricating the First White Martyrs of the American West

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two demonstrates the appeal of Viking myths to Minnesotans who embraced the artifact as proof that the conquest of the American West was blessed by God. The rune stone is examined in light of ... More


Our Lady of the Runestone and America’s Baptism with Catholic Blood

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Four illustrates how Catholics interpreted the runic inscription to contain a prayer to the Blessed Mother, the first of which uttered in North America. This assertion helped church leaders ... More


We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota

Sabine N. Meyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039355
eISBN:
9780252097409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039355.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book eschews the generalities of other temperance histories to provide a close-grained story about the connections between alcohol consumption and identity in the upper Midwest. The book ... More


My Life as Editor

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a personal essay recounting the author's experience editing a literary journal, "The Minnesota Review." It talks about the everyday activities of an editor, as well as the general philosophy ... More


Other People’s Words

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter gives advice on editing. It is framed in a mocking tone, inveighing against academic habits such as excessive citation and jargon. However, despite its mockery, it calls for better ... More


Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

William D. Green

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693467
eISBN:
9781452950594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Spanning the half-century after the Civil War, Degrees of Freedom draws a rare picture of black experience in a northern state and of the nature of black discontent and action within a predominantly ... More


Fast Forward, 1930–1941

David J. Meltzer

in The Great Paleolithic War: How Science Forged an Understanding of America's Ice Age Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293226
eISBN:
9780226293363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293363.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Folsom inspired dozens of investigators to search for other early sites, and a tangible lesson: to find sites like search for large mammal bones, then look for associated artifacts. Of the nearly ... More


Gloria Govrin

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Gloria Govrin, who has been a soloist with the New York City Ballet and Associate Director of the San Francisco Ballet School. She is now ... More


Conservation and Management of Northern Pike

Rodney B. Pierce

in Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679546
eISBN:
9781452947761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679546.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter outlines the history and development of northern pike conservation and management in Minnesota. Concerns about the small sizes of pike in many lakes with large pike populations first ... More


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