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  • Adaptation of soybean to tropical environments for smallholder farmers 

    Miranda, Carrie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    There are many traits that influence crop adaption to a new environment so that it can perform as a farmer would prefer. In these chapters, I have shown the influence of the genetic mechanisms behind pod shatter, days to ...
  • Advanced versus Regular: The Relationship between Student Achievement in Science and Curricular Choice 

    Fitzgibbons, Diane (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between science curricular treatment and achievement in middle school. A repeated-measures ANOVA applied to standardized test score data from students, n = ...
  • Alumni motivations and social media for engagement 

    Phelan-Erdey, Carla (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    As budgets shrink and competition increases, universities strive to engage alumni in support of the institution. The use of social media to engage alumni is a key communication channel. The themes this researcher identified ...
  • Analysis of severe elevated thunderstorms using dcin and dcape 

    Grempler, Kevin R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    A 10-year study of elevated severe thunderstorms was performed using The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Storm Report database. This research further corroborates previous studies of occurrence, ...
  • Another Beast Entirely 

    McKiddy, Luke (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This thesis is a collection of works written and rewritten over the course of my time in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Master of Fine Arts Creative writing program. It includes short stories, nonfiction ...
  • Antecedents and motives for smoking in borderline personality disorder 

    Valadka, Jaclyn S. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Though borderline personality disorder (BPD) is associated with higher rates of substance use, including cigarette smoking (Carpenter, Wood, & Trull, 2016; Rohde, Lewinsohn, Brown, Gau, & Kahler, 2003; Trull, Jahng, Tomko, ...
  • Anxiety, attentional control, and performance : quiet eye training in Division I baseball 

    Sullivan, Meaghan C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    The quiet eye (QE) represents the time needed to cognitively process information being fixated or tracked and to focus attention on the demands of the task (Vickers, 2009). Research indicates that an optimal combination ...
  • Applied paleozoology and biogeography : four case studies from Missouri 

    Gibb, Heather (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Numerous zooarchaeological studies have attempted to connect modern conservation issues to evidence of human � animal interactions in the past. By utilizing a geodatabase based on archaeological and paleontological site ...
  • Are dividends and share repurchases substitutes? : evidence from the reaction of financial analysts 

    Dickson, Anamaria C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    In this study, I propose a novel test that can contribute towards resolving whether repurchases do in fact substitute for dividends. I contend that using the reactions of financial analysts to announcements of dividends ...
  • Are universities "selling" online programs through agenda setting? 

    Witzig, Lisa (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Higher education in America is at a tipping point?the traditional, common college student is no longer that traditional or common. While much of America maintains a preconceived notion of the ?traditional? college student?18-22 ...
  • Asymptotic properties of deep water solitary waves with compactly supported vorticity 

    Sinambela, Daniel (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    In this thesis, we consider two- and three-dimensional gravity and capillary-gravity solitary waves propagating along the surface of a body of water with infinite depth.The waves are acted upon by gravity and we allow the ...
  • The battle within : a mixed methods exploration into political journalism and role strain 

    Kelling, Kimberly (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Research into journalistic roles has received world-wide attention. What tends to be underrepresented in these studies are the challenges that journalists must overcome in fulfilling their idealized roles. Therefore, this ...
  • Bayesian hierarchical modeling of colorectal and breast cancer data in Missouri 

    Du, Jiang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Data on cancer in the United States is collected through cancer registries. The Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center (MCR-ARC) maintains a statewide cancer surveillance system and participate in research in support ...
  • A bayesian investigation into inhibition mechanisms of contrast and assimilation 

    Snyder, Hope K. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    The ability to inhibit distractors within an environment while focusing on specificinformation is crucial to proper functioning. In most inhibition tasks, such as Stroop,the to-be-ignored information affect the response ...
  • Beyond sight 

    McMurry, Caleb (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Beyond Sight highlights the research, personal experiences, and conceptual underpinnings that inform Caleb McMurry's artwork in his homonymous Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition. Personally informative and subjective ...
  • Black families as embodied policy : politics of dignity transforming colonized policy procedures 

    Aguayo, David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Family involvement in U.S. public schools continues to value functional strategies (e.g., homework help, financial contribution, time spent in the classroom) as supports for the school, denying differentiated involvement ...
  • Calculated versus measured static capacity for two pile types 

    Akkus, Huseyin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    The Missouri Department of Transportation decided to replace two bridges in northeast New Madrid Country, Missouri. The bridges were in service for approximately 50 years and both were founded on driven piles. The bridge ...
  • Capital requirement and financial stability 

    Wei, Xingpeng (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This dissertation consists of two chapters. In the first chapter, I examine the tradeoff between bank competition and financial stability resulting from the capital requirement when an unexpected bank run may happen. Built ...
  • Carbon dioxide adsorption on carbonized cigarette filters 

    Li, Chun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Nowadays, the world is facing tremendous challenges due to increase in greenhouse gas emissions (mainly carbon dioxide), which causes a major global warming problem. CO2 release into the atmosphere is mainly due to burning ...
  • Carbon nanotube forests: synthesis, patterning, milling, mechanics, and applications 

    Davis, Benjamin F. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Carbon nanotube (CNT) forests are a nano-structured material consisting of vertically oriented carbon nanotubes. The material has many exceptional and unique physical properties that have motivated considerable research ...