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  • To turn on every light 

    Weishar, Lindsey (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This collection of poems focuses on the interior and exterior landscapes of a speaker in relationship with objects, with others, and with God. The poems seek to explore these relationships through a symbolic lens, so ...
  • The Cherry Orchard 

    McBride, Max Logan (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Similar to the namesake of this manuscript, Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard, the poems that make up this collection explore loss—loss of home, loss of time, loss of loved ones, loss of self. Some of the poems ...
  • On Earth, As It Is 

    Thompson, Jermaine (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This manuscript of poems addresses the collisions of the body—what is often meant when we say intersectionality. These poems take on the politics of race, religion, gender, and history and employ the filters of persona, ...
  • Wishful Thinking 

    Kaleugher, Jon Fitzgerald (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    The novel interrogated what it means to live in a midwestern college town while not being in college. What it means to have stayed in one place long enough that everyone who left has decided to come back. What it means ...
  • Mother’s Little Helper: A Memoir in Vignettes 

    Cooksey, Rhonda Lynn (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Mental illness debilitates the afflicted and impacts friends and family members. The collage of scenes in this memoir reveal the ways family members developed survival strategies and coping mechanisms to manic depression. ...
  • Splitting Lips 

    Hudson, Morgan (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This collection is comprised of short fiction and two essays, dealing with themes of disillusionment, power dynamics, and the messiness of identity. "Ladybug" is about a dependent woman who fakes a pregnancy. "Salt and ...
  • The Shape of the Room as Silence 

    Moessner, John Anthony (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This thesis in creative writing is a manuscript of poems that examine grief and loss, and their reverberations through the objects and memories of people that are left behind. It is the result of workshops, collaboration ...
  • Design of a Microwave Imaging System for Target Identification 

    Willig, Blake (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    The ability to view objects that are otherwise visually inaccessible has been a long sought-after technological function and has a wide variety of potential applications. The research outlined in this thesis details ...
  • Management, and Health Status Outcomes Of Obese Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: Insight From The Portrait Registry 

    Peri-Okonny, Poghni (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Obesity is present in 36.2%, 20.4 % and 29.0% of adults in the US, Netherlands and Australia respectively. Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and related complications. The management and health status ...
  • Deep Assertion discovery using word embeddings 

    Nagabhushan, Megha (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    In recent years, there has been explosive growth in the amount of biomedical data (e.g., publications, notes from EHRs, clinical trial results), with the majority being unstructured data. As the volume of data is ...
  • The Association of Socioeconomic Status with Mortality and Hospital Length of Stay in Patients with Parapneumonic Empyema 

    Hassan, Seemeen (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Background: Parapneumonic empyema is an uncommon but serious complication of pneumonia. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the prevalence of empyema may be on the rise. The aim of this study is to estimate the current ...
  • Knowledge of Dental Students with Respect to Orthodontic Diagnosis and Clear Aligner Therapy in Conjunction with a Study of Predoctoral Orthodontic Curricula 

    Griffin, Alicia (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    The purpose of this project was to explore the attitude and knowledge of dental students with respect to orthodontic diagnosis and clear aligner therapy and to investigate the predoctoral orthodontic curriculum at their ...
  • Super Absorbent Polymers (SAPs) as physical air entrainment in cement mortars 

    Riyazi, Siamak (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Super absorbent polymers (SAPs) are novel multipurpose materials in concrete technology. This study investigated the potential for using SAPs as a mechanism for physical air entrainment. Mixtures were produced using ...
  • Risk of Expectant Management and Optimal Timing of Delivery in Low-risk Term Pregnancies: A Population-based Study 

    Vilchez, Gustavo (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Introduction The benefits of the current obstetric recommendation to avoid elective deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation in pregnant women have been questioned by several authors.1 5 Multiple concerns such as ...
  • 3D Hand Pose Estimation Via a Lightweight Deep Learning Model 

    Suggala, Prudhvi Sai (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Deep Learning with depth cameras has enabled 3D hand pose estimation from RGBD images. Commercial solutions like Leap Motion and Intel RealSense™ use stereoscopic sensors or IR illumination-based methods to capture the ...
  • Romantic Tributes to Beethoven, Beloveds, and a Friendship Forged, Lost, and Regained: Schumann’s Fantasie, Op. 17 and Liszt’s B-minor Sonata, S. 178 

    Chen, Li-Hsin (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Robert Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 (1836-38) and Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor, S. 178 (1853) are generally regarded as among each composer’s greatest works for solo piano and are included in pianists’ “must-play” ...
  • Fog Computing Based IoT Applications and Their Performance 

    Gundala Palle, Santosh Reddy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling innovations much faster to enhance the quality of life using various IoT applications such as Smart City, Smart Homes, Autonomous Driving Cars, Drone Monitoring Systems and ...
  • Smart Travel Recommender System 

    Ahmad, Bilal (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Many people around the globe live in areas that have unhealthy levels of air pollution. Such air pollution raises the risks of health problems. Current travel guidance systems such as Google Maps give recommendations ...
  • CR-GAN: Content-Based Recommender System with Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks 

    Vundela, Karthik Reddy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Recommender systems have become increasingly popular by providing a wide range of products with a variety of styles. This trend has resulted in consumers expecting more intelligent and highly dynamic recommenders. The ...
  • Life underwater 

    Howard, Dane (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This collection of short stories examines the different lives of people as they navigate the strange and confusing nature of their daily lives. There is a particular focus on how the monotonous can be equally as bizarre ...

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