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  • Dry as a Cuckoo: The Changing Perceptions on Erik Satie 

    Stunkard, Kati (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    No one is entirely sure how to classify this unique composer, though all seem to agree on one point. He was indeed eccentric. Born Eric-Alfred Leslie Satie in Honfleur, France on May 17, 1866, he has become known for his ...
  • MCSA BASED MECHANICAL FAULT ANALYSIS OF THREE PHASE SQUIRREL CAGE INDUCTION MOTOR 

    Marri, Raj Kiran Reddy; Verma, Shambhavi (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    This paper deals with mechanical fault analysis of three phase induction motor using Motor Current Signature Analysis. This is a reliable technique that can be used to monitor the health of three phase induction motor. ...
  • Harry Potter and the Hero Journey of Draco Malfoy 

    Hunt, Sydney (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    The first volume of the Harry Potter septology was published in 1997, and since that time tens of thousands of pages have been written analyzing the stories, characters, and content. In all those pages, very rarely is ...
  • Grammar Teaching Challenges and Strategies for Refugees 

    Beckerman, Stephanie (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Teaching students English as a second language is a complex task involving a myriad of factors. Having taught refugees, who are considered a specialized subset of ESL learners, I knew there were additional considerations ...
  • Factors Associated with Social Justice Beliefs among Undergraduate College Students 

    Khan, Marina (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    The current study examined how college students’ social justice beliefs associate with levels of trait anxiety symptoms and religiosity. Secondary education differences were also analyzed. The sample consisted of 126 ...
  • Hot or Not: The Effects of Social Status on Attraction among Male and Female Students 

    McCarthy, Margaret (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Evolutionary theology states that attractive qualities change over time and are different between males and females (Buss, 2012). Males and females have different preferences in both sort and long-term relationships, ...
  • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: An Analysis of the Post-Soviet Transition in Belarus 

    Malyshava, Mila (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    The republic of Belarus has experienced several stages of transition after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The first stage was characterized by an attempt to shift away from the soviet production techniques, experimenting ...
  • Program Evaluation: Preferred Hospice 

    Hunter, Carissa (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Preferred Hospice is a Missouri-based hospice agency or “comfort care” that is offered to all terminally ill patients whom, according to a doctor, have a life expectancy of six months or less. Preferred Hospice has six ...
  • Teaching A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Discussion of Various Interpretations of Themes 

    Demiroz, Emine (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Shakespeare has been at the center of the high school English curriculum in the United States since the advent of the McGuffey Readers in the mid-nineteenth century to the revision of the canon at the end of the twentieth. ...
  • POTENTIALS OF RICE HUSK ASH FOR SOIL STABILIZATION 

    Sarapu, Divyateja (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Due to the large production of agricultural wastes, the world is facing a serious problem of its handling and disposal. The disposal of agricultural wastes has a potential negative impact on the environment causing ...
  • Intercultural Appropriation and the Synagogues of Medieval Spain 

    Charbonneau, Cathy (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Toledo is a city located along the Iberian Peninsula of Spain. It was declared by UNESCO in 1986 to be a World Heritage Site because of a phenomenon that occurred there between the eighth and fifteenth centuries that is ...
  • The Glorious Revolution, Economic Institutions and the Developing World 

    Afzal, Aqdas (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    This paper critically examines the relative merits of New Institutional Economics (NIE, hereafter) versus the critical institutionalist method of institutional analysis. The paper sketches how the Glorious Revolution, a ...
  • Bayesian Model Averaging application on Energy consumption model In Saudi Arabia 

    Alrazyeg, Roaa Abdullah M. (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    The paper attempts to establish the determinants of energy use in Saudi Arabia over the period (1971 - 2011) Using Bayesian model averaging approach (BMA). In the literature, there are several explanatory variables that ...
  • Incentives : The Scaffolding that Keeps Economic Orthodoxy from Teetering into Oblivion? 

    Matthews, Nicola (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    Incentives are commonly perceived to be one of the primary motivational forces that drive a capitalistic economy. By in large, they are seen within the orthodox economic disciplinary field as the counterpart to self-interest ...
  • Structural analysis and the reintegration of poor urban neighborhoods into local and mainstream economies 

    Wilson, Benjamin (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    Since Adam Smith's An Inquiry into The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, economists have been attempting to explain cross-country differences in the rates and levels of economic growth. By focusing on these ...
  • Fascism on the Plains in "Capital City" 

    Wenburg, Jillian (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    Mari Sandoz, Western writer and Great Plains historian, uncovered issues that the individual finds in negotiating the corrupt community or state in the Midwest. Her 1939 text, Capital City, depicts a corrupt allegorical ...
  • TIFues : an examination of the history and current issues in tax increment financing 

    Wagner, Richard T. (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is currently used in 48 states as an economic development tool, method of urban blight reduction, and infrastructure conservation tool. Yet, its history, in terms of legitimization, goes ...
  • Trade, environment and development : an ecological economics perspective 

    Dasgupta, Poulomi (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    The growing importance of international trade has resulted in many debates concerning growth and the consequent impact on environment. This paper will critically analyze the impact of international trade on environment ...
  • Classical liberalism of Rerum Novarum : the Vatican's tactic to survive the modern era 

    Gu, Gyun Cheol (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    The paper shows that Rerum Novarum, the first papal encyclical on social teachings, turns out to be one of the comprehensive assemblages of the classical liberal theories in the 19th century. With its publication, the ...
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (JIDR), vol. 2, no. 1 (2008) Preliminary Materials 

    Cornell, Megan; JIDR Editors (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2008)
    Includes editorial board, IDSC 2007-2008 Representatives, JIDR Referees, table of contents, and note from the editor.

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