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  • The Seventh Sun For Orchestra 

    Ketjuntra, Arsid (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    In this work I have created sounds to represent a series of events that signify the apocalypse in Buddhism, the day that seven suns appear in the sky. It is said to bring about the end of this old, present world. No ...
  • Synthesis and Electrocatalytic Properties of Structure Engineered First-Row Transition Metal Derivatives 

    Yan, Xiaodong (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Hydrogen is a green energy carrier, producing only water when combusted, and a hydrogen economy has been considered the ideal green economy for human society. Water electrolysis can produce high-purity hydrogen on a ...
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Equine-Assisted Therapy and Exercise Education for Adults and Older Adults with Arthritis 

    White-Lewis, Sharon (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Arthritis creates pain, stiffness, and decreased functionality affecting adults’ and older adults’ quality of life. Equine-assisted therapy provides unique movements to the rider’s joints and muscles improving pain, ...
  • Urban Riparian Areas: Ecological And Streamside-Ordinance Assessments 

    Weilert, Trina Elaine (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Streamside protection ordinances have been established in many urbanizing areas; however, there has been a paucity of assessments of the effectiveness of such ordinances. A quantitative assessment of the ecological ...
  • Three Paths To Religious Integration In Ernest Hemingway’s War Fiction 

    Pingelton, Timothy James (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    My dissertation studies religiosity in Ernest Hemingway’s war fiction in terms of how his soldier characters connect to the divine. The means to understanding this connection is in refining how the characters express ...
  • A Theory of Consumer Fraud in Market Economies 

    Matthews, Nicola R. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Of the many forms of human behavior, perhaps none more than those of force and fraud have caused so much harm in both social and ecological environments. In spite of this, neither shows signs of weakening given their ...
  • A Narrative Inquiry into Experiences of Teaching Reading 

    Crump, Sara Lyn (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    In recent years, educators have been paying attention to reading instruction and reading strategies in English classes at the high school level for several reasons. One of those reasons is the adoption of Common Core ...