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  • Comparative rankings of normal school graduates and full course university students in the School of Education 

    Wiley, James Alvin (University of Missouri, 1917)
    There has been much difference of opinion as to which group of students ranks higher in university scholarship---those who enter the School of Education as normal school graduates or those who spend full four years on the ...
  • An age-grade census of Missouri rural schools 

    Harry, Bertram (University of Missouri, 1919)
    It is the problem of this study to make a diagnosis of the educational conditions in the rural schools of Missouri by means of the age-grade census, to compare these conditions with those of other school systems, to determine ...
  • Minimum milk requirement for calf raising 

    Fohrman, M. H. (Milton Henry), 1886- (University of Missouri, 1919)
    The dairyman is keenly interested in knowing how he can raise his calves in an economical and successful manner. This thesis reports the results of several experiments in early weaning and minimum use of milk for calf ...
  • The influence of Carlyle on the social ideas of Ruskin in the period from 1860 to 1884 

    Woods, Mary Adams (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 1: "To connect the name of Ruskin with that of Carlyle is not a new idea. Every biographer and critic of Ruskin refers to the relation which existed between the two men; all mention especially Ruskin's ...
  • Statistical determination of the response of apple trees to cultural methods 

    Winkler, A. J. (Albert Julius), 1894-1989 (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 1: "Within recent years the subject of orchard tillage has come to be one of much interest to the fruit growers. It is only within the last few decades that tillage has been regarded as important. This may ...
  • The Negro migrant in St. Louis 

    Stith, Priscilla Alden (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 2: "The purpose of this investigation is to ascertain the conditions of negro migrants in this city, and to learn what additional opportunities they need. Migration to the city will not be seriously diminished ...
  • The associated growth of legumes and non-legumes 

    Stadler, L. J. (Lewis John), 1896-1954 (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 87: "This paper reports the results of a trial of soy beans grown with corn in the follOwing ways: (1) planted with corn, both crops at a full normal rate, (2) planted with corn, both at half the normal rate, ...
  • Home service of the American Red Cross 

    Lemmon, Jean Reavis (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 77: "The conclusion of the report of the committee, "it is the duty of the Red Cross to foster and conserve such social awakening as the Red Cross has brought about and to help local communities to find ways ...
  • A housing survey of Columbia, Missouri 

    Larson, August Friedolf (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 2: "The following thesis is an investigation into one phase of the social life of Columbia, -- the conditions, of housing. The problem of the investigation is whether the people of Columbia are properly ...
  • A method for the determination of small amounts of chlorine 

    Kendall, Verner V. (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 3: "In this paper, the authors, in determining the amount of occluded barium chloride in barium sulphate precipitated in the usual manner made use of the foregoing method."
  • A simple presentation of Fourier's Series 

    Jackson, Thomas Wesley (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 1-2: "It is the chief purpose of this paper to give a relatively simple proof for the possibility of representing a large class of functions by means of convergent sine or cosine series, - generally classed ...
  • Goethes dramatische technik in der schilderung der frauengestalten 

    Hoffman, Hazel Wallingford (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 98: "Zum Abschluss dieser Forschung konnen wir von Goethes Technik in der Darstellung seiner Frauengestalten behaupten, dass der Dichter ersterlinie seine besten Gedanken und seine innigsten Gefuhle den ...
  • The energy requirements for the normal growth of dairy heifers 

    Dice, James R. (James Renfrew), 1900- (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from introduction: "There are at least two reasons why more definite knowledge of the energy requirements of growing cattle are desirable. First, the energy requirement of the animal is known to be high and because ...
  • Forecasted versus in situ dielectric constants for soil 

    Williams, David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Some nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques in civil engineering applications employ electromagnetic (EM) wave methods. These techniques have proven to be effective for many applications including investigating and ...
  • An exploration of contingency theory of accommodation : communicating environmental sustainability measures in Norway 

    Strasburg, Sarah A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Public relations literature suggests that there is a gap between existing public relations theory in a global context and what's needed, and this research aims to help fill that gap by testing existing manifestations of ...
  • Effects of soy protein isolate and milk protein isolate on metabolic health and bone outcomes in sedentary, adolescent male OLETF rats 

    Richard, Matthew W. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Background: Obesity is a growing epidemic and it is associated with a variety of chronic diseases. Recently, it has been recognized that excess adiposity and associated metabolic dysregulation during skeletal growth may ...
  • Testing for incidental reactivation of episodic information during memory retrieval : an electrophysiological study 

    Price, Mason H. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Neuro-computational models of memory posit that successful episodic retrieval is accompanied by reactivation of the cortical representations that were active during encoding. Several fMRI and EEG studies have shown that ...
  • Effect of subclinical endometritis on ovarian and uterine response to a timed AI protocol in dairy cows 

    Molina-Coto, Roger (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    During parturition the uterus of the dairy cow is more exposed to the environment. Bacteria colonize the uterus causing infection. The immunological response of the cows is able to clear infection, however, around 20% of ...
  • The design and implementation of an endoscopic enabled mouth gag 

    Lewis, Josh (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    The purpose of this project was to design and produce a working prototype of a device that could be used in upper airway Otolaryngology surgeries to increase nasopharynx visualization. The nasopharynx is the anatomical ...
  • A game of sexual violence : rape myths involving college athletes in media coverage 

    Guzman, Jenna Candelaria (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This study explored rape mythology and racialization in the rhetoric surrounding two college athletes accused of rape: Jameis Winston, a black football player, and Brock Turner, a white swimmer. The researcher conducted a ...

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