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  • Unnamed Lands 

    Sawin, Nichola A. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2013)
    This collection of short fiction and plays represents an exploration of twenty-first century gay culture, viewed from the vantage point of successive lifestages: childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, maturity, and old ...
  • But Rather Becomes 

    Grist, James Edgar (2013)
    This collection of female-driven short fiction explores the ways that girls and women are victimized, excluded, empowered, misled, or left to their own devices within contemporary patriarchal American culture. Feminist ...
  • How We Know Them 

    Cross, Megan Nicole (2013)
    This multi-genre collection—including fiction, flash fiction, and a play—explores the roots of connection implied in familial relationships and structures. These works question—sometimes stepping into the supernatural ...
  • Emerging from the Ground: The Meaning of Messiah in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle 

    Cordero, Ruth Estrella (2013)
    Pittsburgh playwright and poet August Wilson wrote a series of ten plays in which each play is set in a different decade of the twentieth century. This series of plays is often referred to as the Pittsburgh Cycle. The ...
  • Traffic Engineering for LISP-Enabled Networks 

    Sridhar, Raghunandan (2013)
    Inter-Domain Traffic engineering in the Internet faces serious limitations because of the current IP routing and addressing architecture. This coupled with Border Gateway Protocol’s (BGP’s) way of selecting performance-blind ...
  • Falsetto With Sour Cherries 

    Varanka, Barbara Kristina (2013)
    In this master thesis, the candidate presents her collection of original poems, accompanied by a critical introduction, which explains her writing and revision process. In the critical introduction, careful attention ...
  • Context-Aware Adaptive Model for Smart Energy 

    Soni, Swati (2013)
    Building energy awareness and providing feedback on energy use is a vital component in transforming the behavior of individuals and communities towards a more efficient use of electric power. An enormous amount of energy ...
  • The Death Of Greater Man 

    Salestrom, Nicholas George (2013)
    While many of the stories in this collection deal with the population and physical space of the state of Nebraska (both in the current era and in speculation on the state’s future), every story in the collection deals ...
  • Things We Once Knew 

    Pivovar, Christine Marie (2013)
    Nostalgia looms large in the stories and essays of this collection. Many of the characters find it hard to reconcile their current selves with who they used to be. A mountain climber loses his nerve and with it his sense ...
  • The Fiction We Make Between Us 

    Myers, Marcus (2013)
    This manuscript contains two sections, “Quiet Project” and “Notes for a Memoir,” each of which could later expand into a separate chapbook, or a section of a book, of poems. In the first section, “Quiet Project”, the ...
  • The Middle Region is Required for Phosphorylation Regulation of Ceramide Transfer Protein 

    Bye, Nicole Elizabeth (2013)
    The trafficking of ceramide from endoplasmic reticulum (ER), where it is synthesized, to the Golgi for sphingomyelin synthesis is mediated by the ceramide transfer protein (CERT) in a nonvesicular fashion. CERT is a cytosolic ...
  • Watershed-level Analysis of Urban Raingarden Performance 

    Ma, Yanan (2013)
    Urban flooding became to be a big issue for many cities in the world due to the urbanization. Best Management Practices (BMP) are considered to be an economically friendly solution for the urban storm water problem. The ...
  • Francis A. Schaeffer : the force behind the evangelical takeover of the Republican Party in America 

    Broomfield, Charles S. (2013)
    Over the last 40 years or so, Americans have been involved in a religious/political struggle that has divided the nation. The struggle has impacted American government, culture, the economy, and international relations. ...
  • Egypt, the Fictive Theater of Napoleon's Glory: A Celebration of the Egyptian Campaign in Paintings, Architecture, and Decorative Arts 

    Weiser, Abby Brianne (2013)
    The reign of Napoleon Bonaparte was one of military glory, both real and imagined. In this thesis, I examine the promotion of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign (1798-1801), perhaps the most disastrous episode of his military ...
  • Painting the Mundane: An Examination of the Life and Career of René Magritte 

    Rappé, Amye Michelle (2013)
    This thesis explores the important role René Magritte's biography plays in relation to his work as a painter. His works were primarily inspired by his middle class lifestyle and upbringing, something that was uncommon among ...
  • Presidential illness and disability: the health and performance of presidents from 1789-1901 

    King, Chad Lawrence (2014-07-09)
    Presidential health and performance has been a subject of study by both political scientists and historians, many of whom have examined the health of our nation's presidents. This study of presidential history is not new. ...
  • A Novel cell phone based application for tracking the vaccination coverage in rural communities 

    Katib, Anas Adnan (2013)
    Millions of children born worldwide do not receive proper vaccination. Driven by the concern for the lives of such children, institutions and organizations around the world have emphasized the need to strengthen vaccination ...
  • Orthodontic bracket bond strength and resin composite adhesive degree of conversion associated with type of curing unit and total energy 

    Henbest, Natalia (2013)
    This study examined the effect of light curing sources on shear bond strength and degree of conversion of orthodontic resin composite adhesive as function of type of curing unit and total energy, as well as evaluated the ...
  • Temporal discounting and body mass index in college students 

    Fernandez, Danthea Aline (2013)
    Overconsumption of food and drink can lead to overweight and obesity, which in turn can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Current data show that two-thirds of the adult population in the United ...
  • CSISE: cloud-based semantic image search engine 

    Walunj, Vijay (2014-03-27)
    Due to rapid exponential growth in data, a couple of challenges we face today are how to handle big data and analyze large data sets. An IBM study showed the amount of data created in the last two years alone is 90% of the ...

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